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and that in th© near future the public
will har» a chance to see for Itself this
future of what I have said. The devel
opment of the country will increase with
the greater increase in population between
Minnesota and the Pacific: No merger or
consolidation of the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern is contemplated. Each
company will be operated separately in
the future as in the past.
"I greatly dislike to discuss my busi
ness In the newspapers, but during.my ab
sence an attack has ben made upon my
self and friends which has bene persist
ently suported by both political and rival
Interests. All I ask is fair play and let
ma determine whether the public will be
benefited or injured by what we have
one and will continue to do.
(Signed) "—Pames J. Hill.
ADDITIONAL, COUNSEL.
The Attorney General Asks General
George P. Wilson to Assist.
The third counsel in the state"* suit
against the Northern Securities company
will probably be a Minnesota man. A
proposition has been made to a well
known attorney, looking to his employ
ment In the case. He has it under con
sideration.
Whoever else is employed will be in a
similar position to M. I>. Munn. Attorney
General Douglas will be in charge of tin
case personally, and the other counsel will
be advisory. The attorney general will
appear in court and peusonally conduct:
the proceedings on behalf of the state.
Later advices from the attorney gener- j
al's office are to the effect that Mr. Doug
las has invited ex-Attorney General
George P. Wilson, of Minneapolis, to as
slsth im in the conduct of the state's case
against the Northern Securities company.
General Wilson is very well known to the j
people of Minnesota, having been attorney |
general of th- state for six years—from
1574 to 1880 — Is now a member of the
state senate from a Minneapolis district.
He will serve the state well in this im
portant litigation.
EXPLAINED I!\ CL.APP
Our Congressman Will Not ••Hush
Into This lust* Ileil Handed."
I-'rom Th« Journal /Sureau, Jtooiii. 43, I'ott
JtuilUinu, n'aMitinyton.
Washington, Dec. 21. — Replying to a
urn a question the other day, Sen
ator Clapp, who has been made a member
of the committee on Interstate commerce
in the senate, said:
. should any legislation be proposed for the
control of the Northern Securities company \
au-J similar organizations, no doubt'my com- \
mittee would handle |t; but otherwise there
i is. no reason why my place on the committee
•will mean anything, so far us the merger is
concerned. Xo member of the Minnesota
delegation will feel like introducing a bill
or In any other way making himself con
spicuous in the matter without first advis
ing with Governor Van Saut and Attorney
General Douglas, who have the case well in
hand and are controlling it. The delegation,
so far as 1 have learned, is in harmony with
the state administration and will co-operate
with It in any way that may be suggested.
Whether such co-operation will be necessary
or not 1 do not know. Probably during the
holidays some of us will see the governor
and the attorney general. Then we will be
in a position to speak more definitely. You
may be very sure that none of us will rush
into this case red-banded and ask the presi
dent or the interstate commerce commission
to take any action. The matter is being
directed from St. Paul by the proper au
thorities and will continue to be so directed.
GOVERNOR REAFFIRMS
Bay* He Is Proceeding: Against tbe
Merger as Fast us Possible.
St. Louis, Dec. 21. —Governor Van Sant
of Minnesota, who attended the World's
Fair ground breaking ceremonies, said
In regard to his war on the great rail
road syndicate represented by the North
ern Securities company, that he was pro
ceeding against the proposed consolida
tion as fast as possible.
"As governor of Minnesota," he said,
"I shall do all that is in my power to
prevent the consolidation. I have turned
the whole matter over to the legal de
partment of the state. Attorney General
Douglas is at work on the papers. When
they are prepared proceedings will be in
stituted, as I believe the consolidation is
an attempt to violate our laws."
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT
Work on Two of Hill's Immense
Steamers Suspended.
New Haven, Dec. 21.— Work on two
large new steamships planned by J. J.
Hill for the Pacific trade, which was
expected to begin January 1, 1902, at the
Eastern Ship Building Yards opposite
New London, has been indefinitely post
poned. Two steamships at the yard, said
to bet he largest freight carriers in the
world, are, however, building rapidly and
will be launched early next summer. Both
steamships are for the Pacific trade of the
Great Northern.
DELAY PROBABLE
Judicial Decision Before Permanent
Injunction Is Obtained.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. Well informed per
sons here say it is not likely that any
permanent injunction can be obtained
against the Northern Securities company
in the absence of a judicial decision and
it may be two or three months before
such decision is handed down.
VOTING MACHINES
Polk County, lowa, Board Makes a
Conditional Purchase.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, Dec. 21.—The Polk
county board of supervisors to-day adopt
ed a resolution to buy twenty voting ma
chines. The deal is conditional on the
purchase of ten machines by the city. In
case the machines are bought, they will
be used at the city election next spring.
The cost to the county is $6,000. The city
will probably consent to 'the purchase of
the ten machines.
MINER TORN TO PIECES
Fell Down a Shaft Upon Exploding
Dynamite Blasts. . .
Special to The Journal
Great Palls, Mont., Dec". 21.— Jacob
Jacobßon, a miner, met a horrible death
In Bull Dog mine, this county. He had
placed dynamite in six holes at the bot
tom of the shaft, and as he was climbing i
up the ladder, away from the coming ex- I
plosion, he lost his. hold and fell back
upon the blasts just as they went off. He
was torn to pieces, nothing but shreds
of flesh and bones being found.
WRITTEN CENTURIES AGO
Manuscript of "Perclval" Found
Serving as a Book Cover.
JTMO York Sun Special Service '. ' - -
Berlin, Dec. 21.—Part of the manuscript
of Wolfram yon Eschenbaeh's "Percival "
which waa written in the middle of the
Thirteenth century, has been found form
ing the cover of a book in the provincial
library at Arnberg, Bavaria.
Stops the Conch
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Laxative Bromo-Qulnine Tablets cure a cola
to one day. No cure, bo cay. Price 25 cents.
Disfigured Skin
pasted muscles and decaying bones.
What havoc !
Scrofula, let alone, is capable of all that,
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It is commonly marked by bunches In
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i Jepsia, catarrh and general debility.
It la always radically and permanently
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DEBATES BY YOUNG GOPHERS
Three Stubborn Contests Waged Last Night Amid Enthu-
siasm—Banquet at St. Peter.
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MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF HIGH SCHOOL* l.\ THK MINNESOTA
Special to The Journal.
Benson, Minn., Dec. 21. —For the first
time in its history the Benson high school
has met another In debate,—only to suf
fer defeat. The question, "Resolved, that
capital punishment be abolished in the
United States," was debated last night
with Browns Valley in the affirmative and
Benson the negative. The scene was one
of intense interest to the young students,
and the audience began to catch the in
fection, as canes adornad with the colors,
red and cream, were frantically waved
and yells arid songs resounded. Benson
opened with the high school yell-
Hi si, ki yi,
Hot, cold, wet, dry.
Get there, Eli—Benson High.
Following with three cheers for Browns
Valley, and
Here's a bumper to Browns Valley, drink it
down.
Here's a bumper to Browns Valley, drink it
down;
We have neither wine nor cider.
But we're glad we're here beside her,
And we'll cheer till we grow wider.
Drink it down, down, down.
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They have lusty youug debaters, drink it
•down,
They have lusty young debaters, drink it
down,
But they'll find we're not spectators,
But intense particaptors,
And great chin agitators,
Drink it down, down, down.
Music was furnished by the
Metropolitan orchestra, after which the
speakers were introduced, each being al
lowed ten minutes.
Browns Valley's debaters were Robert
Bovvan, Miss Anna Fogarty and Fred
Bowman. Those £or Benson were Joseph
Hurley, Miss Alice Wilcox and James
Neale. Of the three judges appointed
two were sick, James Ormond, an attor
ney of Morris, being the only one pres
ent. Upon request oi both teems he served
alone in that capacity.
The teams seemed pretty evenly
matched in the opening speeches, but
Browns Valley seemed easier in manner,
and had clearer delivery. In the rebuttal,
however, they outdid themselves, appear
ing to much better advantage than in
their set speeches.
The decision, while unpalatable, was not
a surprise, and Benson deserves great
credit for the spirit in which it was ac
cepted and the hearty cheers which were
given for their victorious opponents. The
home team broke into song thus to tne
tune of "Marching Through Georgia":
We're glad we sung our little song and had
our fun at first,
For the decision came in wrong and we have
got the worst.
But just to show you that our heart will not
with envy burst,
We'll now raise a cheer for Browns Valley.
Hurrah, hurrah, our team is still good stuff.
But oh, alas, our visitors were tough,
But though they proved too strong this time
one whack is not enough,
And next year we'll go to Browns Valley.
Professor Edwards of Brown Valley,
being called upon, expressed himself as
being delighted with the verdict and
especially pleased with the manner in
which Ben?on had treated them.
This winning team will now meet the
Glenwood debaterb who have won from
Morris.
ST. PETER OVER XORTHFIELD
Courtroom Full of People Heard the
| Debate.
Special to The Journal.
St. Peter, Minn., Dec. 21.—St. Peter
JUSTICE GIVEN RETIRES
Twenty-three YearN on IJlatriot and
Supreme Bench.
Special to The Journal.
Dea Moines. lowa, Dec. 21. —Chief Jus
tice Josiah Given of the state supreme
court practically ended his career on the
bench to-day, when the work for the ad
journed session of the October term of
court was completed. Judge Given was
presented with a handsome eboiiy cane,
brought from the Philippines by Deputy
State Auditor Brant. He has served
twenty-three years on the district and
supreme bench. His service on the su
preme bench began in 1889.
NO ONE INJURED
Xorthern Pacific Freight Wrecked in
Hellgate River Bottom.
| Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 21.—The west
bound Northern Pacific freight train was.
wrecked near Garrison, forty miles west
of here. A broken flange or broken rail
caused the accident. Twenty box cars and
their contents were strewn along the bot
tom of Hellgate river. So far as known
no one was Injured.
STAY^AT HOME"
Irish Member of Parliament Advises
His Countrymen.
London, Dec. 21.—Patrick A. McHugh,
M. P., speaking at a public meeting at
Sligo, declared the lesson he had learned
from his recent tour of the United States
was simply that the Irish should stay at
home. "This," he added, "is the advice
of one who has seen the dark as well as
| the bright side of life in the great Ameri-
I can cities."
DEBATING LEAGUE
met Northfield last night in forensic con
test and carried off the honors. The
Northfield high school debating team had
the choice of sides and took the affirma
tive. Its representatives were Andrew j
Lee, Arthur Hoover and Arthur Mc-
Creery.
The negative was - supported on the'
part of St. Peter by Minnie Haesecke, j
Alice Green and Joseph Johnson.
The judges were Professor J. P. Koehler ;
of the Mankato normal, Professor D. S.:
Cox of the same school and W. E. Free
man, superintendent of Blue Earth county |
schools. They submitted a verbal decision
in favor of St. Peter.
The debate was admirably conducted
and all the strong points were brought out
iby the opposing teams. The courthouse
was crowded with citizens and the keen
est interest taken in the contest. The
Northfield speakers had but a small dele
gation behind them, but their supporters
held up their end wonderfully well and
the enthusiasm plainly indicated the re
markable interest that has been created
in these debates. St. Peter, of course,
got a warm hand from everybody, and is
proud of its victory over so able a team as
that which championed Mr. Heatwole's
team. By the result last night, St. Peter
is entitled to meet Le Sueur, who de
feated Zumbrota, for the honor of rep
resenting the third congressional district
in the semifinals. This contest will be
held some time in January, and St. Peter
expects to win it.
After the debate the high school alumni j
gave a banquet in Masonic hall to the;
visitors, the successful home team and |
the high school football team of 1901.
Rev. H. A. Chouinard, pastor of the Epis
copal church and the season's coach of the
football team, presided as toastmaster,
and speeches were made by Henry Ivesof
St. Peter; V. R. Watson, superintendent
of St. Peter's schools; State Senator John
A. Johnson, Professor. Henclricks, Miss
Lydia Lamberton, a student of the high
school, and Raymond McQuat, a star of
the football team.
The occasion was marked by the heart
iest good fellowship; the visitors joining;
in making it a splendid social success
and receiving many, congratulations for
the sturdy battle which they waged.
IA-: SUEUR-ZUMBROTA
Former Had the Affirmative and Wai
-;. - . Given , the Decision.
Special to The Journal.
Le Sueur, Minn., eDc. 21.—The debate
between the Le Sueur and Zumbrota teams
in the high school debating contest took
place last evening. The contestants were:
Alice Currier, Michael Doherty and Henry
Currier of Le Sueur, and J. Falkerson,
Lloyd Sigmond and Charles Morgan of
Zumbrota, D. G. Schultz of St. Paul, as
sistant state superintendent, L. C. Steven
son of Minneapolis, and W. H. Leeman
served as judges.
The proposition under discussion was
"Should capital punishment be abolished?"
Le Sueur had the affirmative side, and
Zumbrota the negative. The debate was
lively and spirited, and the best of feel
ing prevailed on both sides. It is safe to
say that no better debate has taken place
In any of the preliminary contests so far
held than that between the Le Sueur and
Zuinbrota teams last night.
The Le Sueur team did exceptionally
well, and the decision was unanimously
given in favor of the affirmative.
The hall was tastefully decorated with
the colors of the two teams, the red and
white of Le Sueur, and blue and old gold of
Zumbrota, and the attendance was large.
SENSATION PUNCTURED
Fake Story of an Atmaalt Upon Pres
ident RooNevelt.
Washington, Dec. 21.—Both at the
White House and at the British em
bassy an emphatic denial is made of the
published story of an assault alleged to
have been made upon the president Thurs
day afternoon. The president himself de
clares that the story is not true and au
thorizes the denial of it. Lord Paunce
fote, the British ambassador, who is said
to have been a witness of the assault em
pnatically denies the statement.
The story of the assault grew out of the
fact that an intoxicated man was lurching
along Masachusetts avenue Thursday af
ternoon as the president was taking his
daily walk and that the man brushed
against the president. A secret service
officer arrested the man and it is under
stood he was soon afterward released A
sensational story that the president 'had
ben struck in the presence of Lord Paun
cefote was printed in New York to-day.
FOOLISH IOWA GIRL
Ran Away With an Actor Wlio
Robbed and Denerted Her.
Special to The Journal.
Whiting, lowa, Dec. 21.—Nineteen-year
old Margaret Seams ha 3 returned to her
home here on a ticket given her by the
Chicago police. When she left here a
week ago in the company of a young actor,
she expected to become his bride. On the
train she gave him $50 and her baggage
check. After they went to a hotel in
Chicago, the young man, her purse her
trunks and her checks disappeared' and
she had nothing to do but apply fo the
, police for help. j
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
LONG'S "0 r
IS AFFIXED
Continued From First Paige.
American to Senator McComas and the
Maryland representatives in the house.
"STBT," SAYS LEML.Y
JiMlm- Advocated Report on SeMey's
Objeo tioiiw.
Washington, Dee. 21.—Judge Advocate
Lenily and Solicitor Hanna (as stated by
The Journal yesterday) have sub
mitted to Secretary Long their report
upon the bill of objections filed by Ad
miral Schley to the findings of the Schley
court of inquiry. The report is as fol
lows:
A communication dated the 18th inst,
signed by Rear Admiral W. S. Scbley, and
by isidur Rayaer and j amP « Parker, his
counsel, objecting to the approval of the
tiudiuss of the court of inquiry in the case
of Hear Admiral Sehley,. and asking par
ticularly that what the signers are pleased
to term "the opinion of the majority of the
court," be remitted to the court for further
consideration, has been received by the de
partment's reference, aiid is returned with
the following statement:
The findings of taut and the opinion of the
court uf inquiry In the case of Admiral Schley
upon the more Important and material points
before it, were not reached by a majority of
the members only, but by the entire court.
The points of the precept upon which all the
members of the court unite appear to be in
controvertibly established by the evidence;
it is not understood how any other conclu
sions could have beeu reached upon them;
and they constitute the essential features of
the entire matter umler inquiry.
Lpou the points which appear to embrace
substantially the important matters covered !
by the inquiry, the court is united, and its |
findings are unanimous; they are sustained by j
the unimpeached and unimpeachable testi- i
inony of Commodore Schley's brother officers, j
who served with and under him, by official I
telegrams, letters und reports, aud by the I
logs of the several vessels of his squadron,
and it would accordingly be idle to remit
these matters to the same body for reconsid
eration upon the same evidence.
It is not by any means intended here to
say that the principal points covered by the
inquiry are the only poiuts upon which the
findings of the court are in all respects or
substantially unanimous; because the truth
is that the court is a unit upon all points,
except those as to which the admiral ex
presses individual, but not in all cases con
tradictory views. It does not appear that
any good purpose would be served by asking
the court to reconsider these.
If it is true that a finding by the court
upon the question of who was in command
was absolutely necessary in order to deter
mine properly the first specification of the
precept, then it must be stated that counsel
for the applicant failed of their duty during
the inquiry. If they seriously believed, as
they now state to be the case, that the mat
ter of command on July 3 was essential to the
applicant's interest, it was their plain duty
not only to bring the question before the
court, but to in&ist upon a hearing there, and
others interested should have been heard. To
request that *:he court now rule upon it is to
ask that another officer's' interests be passed
upon, to his possible prejudice, in his ab
sence, and without a hearing—a thing in
tolerable, whomsoever may be concerned.
We are satisfied that no good purpose would
be served by remitting the proceedings or any
of the features of this inquiry to the court.
The applicant has had his' day in court, and
the judgment m against him. It is accordingly
recommended that the proceedings be not re
turned, but that the matter be concluded by
the department's approval of the unanimous
finding.
The secretary said that he would with
hold action on the matters pending con
nected with this —namely, Admiral
Sampson's appeal and , Admiral Schley's
request to be allowed to be heard by ar
gument on thjs 'appeal and the, findings
of the court of inquiry, itself. There was
an intimation that all of these matters
would receive attention and would be
finally disposed of as far as the depart
ment is concerned.
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RAYNER RAGES
Declares Secretary Long's Action Ar
bitrary and Tyranlcal.
Baltimore, Dec. —Isidor Rayner, at
torney-general of Maryland and counsel
for Admiral Scliley, when shown the de
cision of Secretary Long to-day, declared
"the whole proceeding Is arbitrary, and
tryannical," and manifested great sur
prise and indignation. Said he:
The court decided the case without consid
ering the testimony of Admiral Sohley and his
witnesses and Secretary Long seems to have
decided without so much as permitting us
tc file a reply to the protest filed by Admiral
Sampson's attorneys. This protest was filed
late yesterday afternoon and just one hour
I ago we finished our reply to it, and sent it
;to Washington. Now, I understand that the
secretary has decided against Admiral Dewey
and adverse to Schley's being in command at
Santiago and virtually in favor of Sampson
without even permitting us to produce before
him the conclusive proof, admitted at the
hearing by consent,'that the command prac
tically and officially devolved upon Schley.
The whole proceeding is 1 too arbitrary and
tyrannical for me now to discuss. I really
wonder whether the people who live under
free institutions will tolerate the exercise
of such despotic measures. You ask' me
what our next step will be. I do not know
unless the president intervenes.. There is a
power in the courts to compel the secretary
to file the dissenting opinion of Admiral
Dewey,*whether he agrees with It or not. "We
will determine next week what proceedings
we will adopt.
Sell ley Leaving Washington.
Washington, Dec. 21.—This afternoon Ad
miral Scnley stated that he did not care to
make any comment whatever upon the action
taken by Secretary Long. The admiral said
i he would leave Washington on Monday next
for New York city, where he will remain for
an indefinite period.
Court Is Dissolved.
Washington, Dec. 21—Secretary Long this
afternoon issued the formal order dissolving
| the Schley court or inquiry. The order was
! communicated at once to Admiral Dewey,
! president of the court, who acknolwedged its
receipt and said that, in conformity with the
order of the secretary, he had announced the
dissolution of the court.
MARINE ENGINEERS
They Lock Horns With the United
State Steel Corporation.
New York Sun Special Service
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 21.— United
States Steel corporation and the Marine
Engineers Asociation have locked horns
for next season's work on. the steel trust
boats. Joseph F. Hayes, chief engineer
of the steel trust fleet, has been signing
contracts with his old engineers for next
season. He did not wait until the men
had reached their home ports and had
been - infused with- strong union senti
ments. Mr. Hayes went from one port to
I another and caught his men as they were
! laying up their engines. It is said that a
big majority of the engineers signed the
steel trust's compact, notwithstanding
President Uhler's instructions to members
of the marine engineers' union .not to
make any arrangements for next season
until a meeting was held. :»
. While the steel trust is thus trying to
head off another engineers' strike on its
steamers next spring outside vessel own- i
ers look upon the prospect' of another i
strike with much complacency. Already
they are talking of keeping their boats out
of service as long as possible in the spring
in order to secure better rates from ship
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CALLED "THE ROOSEVELT DOCTRINE."
Guatemala, Dec. Senor. Rafael Montufar
has written -an editorial, which appeared in
the leading newspaper of this city, designat
ing, the interpretation of the Monroe doctrine,
given in President Roosevelt's message, as
the Roosevelt doctrine. Senor Montufar sug
gests that the Pan-American congress should
not close its sessions „ without declaring Mr.
Roosevelt's-view to be the basis el '*>» pan-
Arrerioaa doctrine policj
SATMDKDAY EVENING, 'DECEMBER 21, 1901.
SAID OF M°CUMBEE
Gossip Attending the Senator's
Chairmanship.
"GENTLEMAN FROM SO. DAKOTA"
I'rt'Hideiit Pro Tern Fry* Loenten the
North Dakota Statesman
Incorrectly.
Mmw York Sun Somelml Sarvlca
Washington, Dec. 21.—One of the most
radical changes that was made in the re
arrangement of committees was the selec
tion of Senator McCumber of North Da
kota as chairman of the committee on
manufactures. McCumber was not even
a member of this committee previous to
his selection as chairman. When Sen
ator Mason became chairman of the com
mittee on postotfiees and postroads it was
presumed that the chairmanship of the
committee on manufactures would fall to
the lot of Senator Scott of West Virginia.
Scott did not want it. Senator Foster, of
Washington, was next iv line and after
him Senator Bard has a claim to prefer
ence. Neither of these seuators, how
ever, appeared to be desirous of securing
this chairmanship and consented to the
selection of Senator McCumber.
McCumber will hardly make the com
mittee as prominent a factor in legisla
tion as Senator Mason, who, by taking up
the pure food question and conducting in
vestigations which carried the committee
all over the continent, brought into the
public view to a greater extent than it had
ever occupied before. McCumber, pre
vious to coming to the senate was prose
cuting attorney in a North Dakota county,
and the only political prestige which he
enjoyed rested upon the fact that he ap
peared at state conventions each year as
the head of his county delegation. He
has cut much figure in the work of the
senate, and, notwithstanding that he sat
in front of President Pro Tern Frye, for
two years, when he got up one day re
cently to make a motion or introduce a
bill, the president pro tern was at a loss
to call his name.
"The gentleman from "
The president pro tern hesitated and
looked confused while he struggled to lo
cate McCumber. Presently a look of
relief flashed across Mr. Frye's face as h,e
exclaimed in a voice of triumph:
"The gentleman from South Dakota."
The senators smiled, but McCumber,
without betraying any feeling, proceeded
iv his peculiar manner to dispose of his
business with the president pro tern.
COLLEGE TRUST
Minnesota and Other Presby
terian Institutions Or
ganize a Union.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Presbyterian colleges
of the middle western states have formed
a combination with trust features. The
organization was perfected yesterday,
when representatives of fourteen institu
tions of learning met at the Auditorium
hotel and organized "The Presbyterian
College Union of the Middle West," elect
ing these officers:
President, William T. Kane, D. D., Wabash
college, Crawfordsville, Ind.; vice president,
F. W. Hinitt, Ph. D., Parsons college of
Missouri; corresponding secretary, John H.
MacCracken, Ph. D., Westminster eollegp of
Missouri; recording secretary, President C.
H. Freuc, Huron college, Indiana: treasurer.
President James Wallace, Macalcster, Minne
sota.
The preamble and resolutions adopted
state that "the changed conditions of the
present day make it advisable that, to ad
vance the educational work of the Pres
byterian church there be unity and con
centration of effort, which is the best
means to bring about the continued en
largement, of our enterprises." The fol
lowing colleges, besides those from which
the officers were selected, were repre
sented:
Alma college of Michigan, Coe college of
lowa, Hanover college of Kansas, Lake Forest
university, of Illinois, Park college of Minne
sota, University of Omaha, Central University
of Kentucky, Emporia college, and University
of Wooster, Ohio.
DEIEY'S NAME FORGED
MASSACHUSETTS MAN ARRESTED
Young "High Roller" Connected
With Skyrocket Companies
and Syndicate*.
A'ew X'orh Sun Special Service
South Framingham, Mass., Dec. 21. —
William C. Wakefleld, son of a justice of
the court here, was arrested to-day at;
the home of his parents in this town
charged with grand larceny. Behind the
complaint on which the arrest was made
there are a number of other charges in
connection with the prisoner's connection
with skyrocket companies and syndicates
in which he was interested. A few years
ago the young man, who is only 25 years
old, was disposing of mining stock and
other investment securities to the people
in this and other places in New England.
Owing to the high standing of his father
it was said he easily found customers.
Young Wakefleld was looked upon as a
"high roller" here and spent money lav
ishly. , •
Upon Admiral Dewey's return to this
country after the battle of Manila bay,
Wakefleld wrote to him, asking him to
visit the annual meeting of the New Eng
land Chautauqua society at South Fram
ingham and be his guest while there.
About this time he was securing invest
ments in a proposed "Spanish'war claim,"
and he exhibited a letter purporting 10
be signed by Admiral Dewey indorsing the
transaction. It is said that he obtained
considerable money for investment in this
enterprise.
Shortly after Wakefleld's departure for
England some of the depositors became
suspicious and wrote to Admiral Dewey
asking about the authenticity of the let
ter. A reply was received saying that the
signature to the letter was a forgery.
While operating in South Framingham
Wakefleld launched out on an extensive
scale and opened offices in Boston, New
York and London, and it is thought he
left many victims in these cities.
SOCIETY SHOCKED
Bridge Whlit the Means of a Beau
ty* Undoing.
JVeu> York Sun Special Service
New York, Dec. 21.—Society has been
shocked by the unveiling of a skeleton of
scandal that has caused the disbandment
of the Woman's Patriotic Relief asso
ciation, to which society rallied, during
the Spanish-American war, and the retire
ment of one of New York's most promin
ent society and club women to the seclu
sion of her country place in New Jersey,
where she awaits the exposure and dis
grace which have been threatened her,
after her tears and. pleadings to her so
ciety friends had been turned aside cold
ly. Bridge, whist, it is said, has been
the cause of this society beauty's risking
her, position and the reputation of her
husband, whom she did not care to tell
of her need for money. A check for $50
i contributed to the society by William G.
| Solomon, , the banker, and which was
never turned into the society treasury,
although it was cashed, first betrayed the
, fact that some member had been, to say
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CIVIL WAR
This May Be Necessary for
the Suppression of
Polygamy.
Now York, Dec. 21. —At a recent meet
ing of the members of the West End
Presbyterian church it was decided to
work for the proposed amendment to the
constitution so that polygamy may be
made impossible in the United States.
Raw M. E. Clementson of Utah was the
principal speaker. He thought the dan
gers in Idaho greater than in Utah, as
less attention is paid to Mormons there
and they live openly with their wives
under the system the call "celestial mar
sembled people. Even Jefferson, himself,
amy.
Mrs. W. P. White, who for some years
has been doing missiinary and educational
work among the Mormons, declared that
the Mormon church had political control
of seven western states and that under
their marvelous system of colonizing
doubtful states, the Mormons soon would
control thirteen states and it would then
be impossible to kill polygamy without
civil war.
LECTURES MILES
Secretary Root Strongly Rep
rimands Him for Schley
Interview.
Washington, Dec. 21. —Secretary of War
Root, by direction of the president, to
day administered a strong reprimand to
Lieutenant General Miles for uttering
the sentiment attributed to him in the
Cincinnati interview touching the Schley
case. The secretary says, in part:
"You have no business in the contro
versy and no right, holding the office
whic you did, to express any opinion."
HOW'S THIS, GENERAL.?
Miles In Called to Account for Com
mendation of Schley. ' '
Washington, Dec. 21.—Secretary . Root
has called upon Lieutenant General .Miles,
commanding the army, for an explanation
of his interview, printed in a Cincinnati
newspaper, warmly commending the
opinion of Admiral Dewey in the Schley
case. . - . .
Secretary Root had a long conference
with the president to-day about General
Miles' interview. The position. of the ad
ministration is that nothing which tends
to. revive the Sampson-Schley controversy
will be .tolerated In any officer of the army
or navy. In the same connection action
will be taken in the case of E. S. Maclay,
whose history of the naval engagements
of the. Spanish war attracted much atten
tion. Mr. Maclay is now employed in the
Brooklyn navy yard.
To-day General Miles was at the secre
tary's door almost as soon as the office
opened. He had a verbal explanation to
make and this he accompanied by a let
ter. Secretary Root took the letter to
the White House and talked with Presi
dent Roosevelt over the matt with a
view to deciding whether or not the ex
planation was satisfactory. When the
secretary returned to the war department
General Miles called again upon him and
supplemented his first letter with a
further explanatory note. This also was
sent to the White House. It is under
stood that the incident will be terminated
on the basis of General Miles' last explan
ation.
When asked concerning the publication
complained of. General Miles said tho ex
pressions used referred to individuals and
not to any court or branch of 'he govern
ment. What had been said was that be
had no sympathy with efforts -vhicn seem
to have been made to reflect upon, the
courage and efficiency of an officer. The
statement, however, was not uttered
against the action of the court of in
quiry, but was intended as an expression
of deprecation for individual acts calling
Ie question the fidelity and courage with
which an officer had executed the duties
falling upon him. It is understood the
interview which is the subject of Inquiry
occurred casually, not being prepa ■.•*■>! witJi
any purpose of giving it formal au'horiaa
ton.
CRAZED BY SICKNESS.
Special to The Journal.
, Smithland,~lowa, Dec. 21.—'Mrs. John
Parks, whose husband, a prominent farm
er, lives one mile east of here, became
suddely insane, caused by sickness and re
religious fanaticism.. She ran to Smith
land without anything about her, dropping
her babe in a meadow,,where it was found
with its feet frozen- She is restrained in
her home^
HELPING MARCONI
Government Offers Facilities for
Conducting Experiments.
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 21.—Finance Min
ister Fielding of the Dominion govern
ment telegraphed to Marconi from Ottawa
to-day offering him, in behalf of the
Canadian cabinet, every facility for erect
ing wireless telegraph stations on the
Nova Scotianseaboard, making him most
encouraging propositions, assuring him
that there is no obstacle in the way of his
carrying out his -experiments in Canadian
territory and inviting him to Ottawa to
discuss the matter. In consequence of
this flattering proposal, Marconi will leave
St. Johns for Ottawa to-morrow night.
He will meet at Montreal the capitalists
who, through Governor Boyle, have of
fered him financial support in his ven
tures.
Ifetc York Sun Special Servfe*
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. Marconi de
nies the truth of the report that he is
going to New York to marry Miss Holmon.
■ He has now arranged to go to England on
Monday and return here early in January
and will go to New York that month to be
married. He says he sent no cablegram
urging an early marriage.
London, Dec. 21.— The fall in the se
curities of cable companies, which com
menced with the anouncement of the suc
cess of Marconi's experiment in having
signals transmitted across the ocean by
his wireless system of telegraphy, has
been continuous throughout the week.
Since Dec. 14, Anglo-American preferred*
have dropped seven points and ordinary
shares have dropped four points while
Eastern Telegraph was a close second with
a fall of 5% points.
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 21.—1t Is reported
on fairly reliable authority that the An
glo-American Cable company is receding
form the position which it bad taken
against Marconi and that it will permit
him to continue his work here.
BRANCH FOR SIOUX CITY.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Dec. 21.—Ed J. Gott
helf, of Parker, S. D.. representing the
Hamm Brewing company, of St. Paul, an
nounced here yesterday that his company
would build a branch house in Sioux City,
and that he would be stationed here after
! March 1.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR WESLEY.
Special to The Journal.
Correctionville, lowa, Dec. 21.—Ira
"Wesley, a comparatively poor man whose
only property was a small farm in Idaho,
was told yesterday that a rich deposit
of lead ore had been found on his farm.
Experts say that the claim is worth at
least $40,000.
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