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PRICE TWO CENTS. MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 1902. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN . I L L O' THE* WISP.
Gen. KitchenerWell, I got his smoking tobacco, this time, Any Way J
Mystery Enshrouds Heavy
Buyers of St. Paul
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 10.Rumor that the St.
Paul will be merged with other leading
railroads of the northwest is discredited
here, but there are persistent reports of
some favorable development without ref
erence to outside properties. St. Paul
dropped a point Saturday, but support was
immediately forthcoming and, as had been
the case of late, good demand was
found below the market.
The interests which have been buying
the stock have been careful to avoid ad
vancing the price and when the market
has run from them, orders have been with
drawn. This policy is the direct opposite
of that adopted in the purchase of Bur
lington, when the stock was openly bought
at rapidly advancing prices. Whoever is
buying St. Paul is apparently not de
sirous of attracting too much attention.
Fairbanks* Shops in Ohio
Burned, the Loss Being
Over a Million.
Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 10.The great
East Street shops built by William N.
Whitely, the reaper king, at a cost -of
$2,000,000 were burned to-day. The shops
were occupied by the Springfleld*Foundry
company Progress Stove end Furnace
company Indianapolis Frog & Switch
company Kyle Art Glass company Krell
French Piano company Miller Gas En
gine company Champion Chemical com
pany, and Owens Machine Tool company.
The building was bought by Senator Fair
banks of Indiana ten years ago, following
the failure of Whitely. The loss is over
a million dollars.
Two Deaths in an Amalgam
ated Property at Butte,
Butte, Mont., Feb. 10.In the cave-in
in the Diamond mine, one of the Amalga
mated properties, Jerry J. Conroy and
Richard Williams were crushed to death.
An immense mass of rock, weighing over
seventy-five tons, fell upon the men, bury
ing them completely. The bodies of both
were badly mangled.
MANITOB A WHEA T
Germans Protest Against Its
Shipment as an Amer
Loose Methods Culminate in
the Suspension of a De- .
KAISER AND PRINCE
H e r l l n Hou.seN Filling: R n s h Orders
F r o m N e w Vorte.
Berlin, Feb. 10.Prince Henry of Prus
sia came with Emperor William from
Potsdam this morning. Tuesday evening,
has majesty will give a dinner in honor
of Prince Henry and his suite, at which
the United States ambassador, Andrew D.
White, will be present. This will be the
emperor's farewell to his brother. Em
peror William and the prince will have a
private interview before the dinner, the
present arrangement being that Prince
Henry will leave Berlin on the midnight
train for Kiel. He will stay there until
Saturday morning and will go to Bremer
haven. There he will be entertained at
the station house and will go on board the
Kron Prinz Wilhelm in the afternoon. Ex
cepting a guard of honor at the wharf,
and a salute from the forts, the prince's
departure will be the same as that of any
Emperor William and Prince Henry this
morning expressed concern at the news of
the illness of President Roosevelt's son
and received from Dr. von Holleben, the
German ambassador at Washington, as
suring replies to their messages of in
Wholesale houses here are filling orders
from New York houses for German flags,
ribbons of the German colors, hatbands
with Prince Henry's name on them and
German naval belt buckles, etc., and the
photographers are printing a large num
ber of portraits of Prince and Princess
Henry and the emperor and empress to
supply the American demand.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 10.German importers
of American grain are greatly exercised
over the alleged shipment of Manitoba
wheat from this country as an American
product. The German government has
placed an import duty on all English and
Canadian products, which is 12 cents per
bushel in excess of the tariff on American
The Berlin grain exchange in a cable
gram to the New York Produce exchange,
asked if this had been done and threat
ened the suspension of all business con
nections unless it was remedied imme
diately. That some grain members of
the exchange have been doing this there
is little doubt.
The New York exchange has promised
that commencing Feb. 15 all Canadian
grain inspected her will be certified in
New York as bonded. It is believed that
this will stop the shipments of Canadian
wheat as American.
W h y Great W e s t e r n Is F i r m ,
The firmness of Chicago Great Western
to-day was caused by western buying, ac
companied by reports that tihe company is
developing important plans of extension.
A member of tha board of directors is
quoted as saying that the extension of
the lines to Sioux City and Omaha has
been definitely agreed upon.
ANXIOUS IS,: # -
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Inducements in Connection
With Panama Canal.
LEASE FOR 200 YEARS
This Is Regarded Equivalent to Ac
U. S. FLAG OVER WHOLE ISTHMUS
P r o t o c o l A g r e e d Upon a n I m p o r t n a t
Step T o w a r d S e l e c t i o n of
P a n a m a R o u t e .
Mmw York San Spmolml Smrvlom
Washington, Feb. 10.In view of the ad
vanced state of the negotiations with
Colombia and the satisfactory agreement
reached, it is likely the senate Will be
more disposed than Over to favor the
Panama route across the isthmuB. There
is great diversity of opinion among sena
tors as to the practicability of the Pana
ma route for the canal, but they all admit
this is an engineering question which
must be settled by the experts. Under
the terms of the Spooner resolution the
president was instructed- to adopt the
Panama route, provided, first, that the
French company could give a complete
title for $40,000,000, and secondly, on con
dition that satisfactory arrangements
could be made with the government of
The protocol seems, to dispose of the
second proviso, except possibly as regards
the question of terminals for the canal.
It is believed, however, that the govern
ment of Colombia will be only too glad
to make every concession believed to be
absolutely necessary : tO- the building of
the canal by the United States. The ex
'perts of the department say that the pro
vison for a 200-year lease with the pro
vision of renewal is equivalent to actual
Under ordinary circumstances the Stars
and Stripes will be floating permanently
over the whole isthmus long" 'before the
lease needs renewal. As to the payment
,to Colombia, which is estimated at $800,000
annually it Is said this is less than the
interest on the money necessary to be paid
to extinguish the claims of the "Maritime
Canal company, the Grace-Byre company
and other concessionary of the Nicaragua
Taken altogether, the protocol just
agreed upon is considered an unusually
important step toward the selection of the
- Panama route.
_ CANNONADING HEARD
H a s W i l l e m s t a d B e c o m e A n o t h e r
Mole St. N i c h o l a s ?
Willemstad, Feb. 10.Cannonading has
been heard here from early morning in
the direction of the Venezuelan- coast. It
is believed that the Libertador has been
engaged with another Venezuelan gunboat.
The report of an engagement between the
Libertador and the General Crespo ap
pears to be confirmed. It is asserted that
the Crespo. sank In the roadstead of
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G e n e r a l K i t c h e n e r R e p o r t s "Nearly
H a v i n g " H i m A g a i n .
London, Feb. 10.From Wolvehoek
Lord Kitchener has telegraphed a long
description of a combined movement of
numerous British columns with the object
of securing General De Wet. Lord
Kitchener says that on Feb. 6 De Wet was
within the inclosure, but realizing his po
sition, he ordered his men to disperse and
seek safety during the night. De Wet
himself, with some men and a number of
cattle made for the Kroonstedt-Lindley
blockhouse line, and at 1 o'clock in the
morning, when it was very dark, by rush
ing his cattle at the fence, broke ^his way
through the line, mixed up with the cat
tle, and lost three men killed. "I did not
get exact details of the Boer casualties
during the movement," cqntinues Lord
Kitchener, "b.ut as far as I have ascer
tained they consist of 283 in killed,
wounded and prisoners, as well as about
700 tired horses and many cattle. Our
casualties were only^ 10."
OMAHA WOMAN FOOLED
N e w H u s b a n d a n d J e w e l s D i s a p p e a r
a t t h e S a m e T i m e .
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 10.The police are
looking for J. C. McKohn, described as a
showman of Bed Oaa, Iowa. Thes tory be
gins with a want ad. McKohn is 45 years
of age and, being single, advertised for a
helpmate. The advertisement brought a
reply from Mrs. Alice J. Coffey, aged 40, a
widow of Omaha. McKohn came to Omaha
Thursday evening and they were married
Friday evening.. Saturday McKohn went
for a carriage to take his wife to the train
and has not yet returned. Her jewels
went with him. .
Detroit. a#ch., Feb. 10.The City Sav
ings bank did not open for business this
morning. The following notice was pos
ted on the door: "This bank is in the
hands of George IA Maltz, banking com
missioner." Mr. Maltz explained:
Frank C. Andrews, vice president of the
bank, and. commissioner of police, is the
cause. The bank had total deposits of over
$3,000,000 and Andrews had more than a
third of this money out on certified checks
and over-drafts. There are $662,000 out in
certified checks and $914,0000 in over-drafts.
Henry Andrews, cashier of the bank,, ad
vanced this money to Frank C. Andrews
without the knowledge of the directors. They
are entirely blameless in this matter. When
I learned of the bank's condition, I closed it.
I do not know whether any steps will be
taken by the directors toward legal proceed
ings against the Messrs. Andrews.
The officers of the bank', which was or
ganized in 1889, are, president, Frank C.
Pingree vice president, Frank C. An
drews cashier, H. R. Andrews assistant
cashier, Joseph A. Schulte. The capital
stock is $150,000.
Banking Commisisoner Maltz said it did
not look as though F. C. Andrews had
much to cover the amount he has drawn
from the bank.
W h a t t h e D i r e c t o r s Say.
The directors of the bank have issued
the following statement:
Early on Saturday morning we learned for
the first time that Henry R. Andrews, cashier,
had allowed Frank C. Andrews to overdraw
his account over. $900,000, and had, also with
out consideration, certified said Fred C. An
drews' checks for over $700,000, all of which
checks were outstanding. The bank was im
mediately put into the hands of the banking
commissioner and set about to get all security
we could. Frank C. Andrews has turned ever
to the bank a large amount of securities from
which we hope to pay our depositors in full.
Outside of the Frank C. Andrews Indebtedness
and checks the bank was never in a better
The entire fund of the board of educa
tion money is in the City Savings bank,
Cashier H. R. Andrews of the bank being
treasurer of the board. This is about
$467,000 Frank C. Andrews has filed a
quit: claim deed to the- bank on several
pieces of valuable property.
Walking up and down the hallway out
side the Detroit Trust company's office,
Frank P. Andrews said:
"Young men can point to me as an ex
ample of the result of speculation ma-
None of the other banks in the- city is
affected by the suspension of the City
Savings bank. Qeorge H. Russell, chair
man of the clearing house committee and
president of the State Savings bank, said:
"The general banking situation here has
never been better. There will be no fur
Cashier H. R. Andrews, who is not a
relative of F. C. Andrews, is in a serious
condition of collapse at his home. Mrs.
Andrews said this afternoon:
He came home Friday night from the bank
so nervous and trembling that he groped his
way to his bedroom, and he has not stirred
since then.For the past three months my
husband has not had one hour of natural
sleep, having been under the influence of
opiates for that time, land, the worry at the
bank has been more than he could stand.
Now he is raving the whole day and the only
coherent words I can hear him say are: "Oh!
I know they will blame me they will blame
me) but I am not to blame! I am not re
sponsible for this!"
WAICflTO TAM S
Business Has He in Wash
ington in Defense of
Trom The Journal Bureau, Room 5 Pott
Washington, Feb. 10.Tarns Bixby ar
rived in Washington last night to appear
before the Indian committee and explain
the estimates of appropriations for the
commission for the next fiscal year. It
is believed that Bixby is also here to do
what he can to prevent the proposed re
duction in the membership of the commis
sion from four to three.
North D a k o t a W a r C l a i m.
The auditor for the war department has
reported that only seven states have filed
complete claims for repayments of moneys
expended on account of the Spanish war.
Of the northwestern states, North Dakota
has failed to file its claim and cannot do
Jt because .the time expired Jan. .1. Sen
ator Hansbrough has received an amended
claim from the adjutant general of his
state and has prepared a bill to allow the
state to file a claim within the next three
W. W. Jermane.
Pneumonia Attacks the Other
FATHER BY BEDSIDE
Reassuring Statement Made by the
) Physician. -..
NO IMMEDIATE DANGER, HE SAYS
RIFE AT ST. PAUL
Ardent Supporters of the Tax Bill
:) Are Expected to Join in the
D i s e a s e , W h i c h Is T a k i n g I t s E x -
p e c t e d Course, W i l l R e a c h
t h e Crisis "Wednesday.
Groton, Mass.. Feb. 10.The condition
of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was slightly
less favorable this morning but not be
yond what the doctors were looking for.
The lung hitherto clear was found by
the doctors to be affected by. the disease
and the respiration and temperature were
higher, but the xmlse was better. Tne
patient was overjoyed on seeing his
father, who arrived Saturday night.
While the medical attendants claim that
the patient's condition is not alarming, no
attempt is made to conceal the fact that
the complication of the second lung gives
the case a more serious aspect.
Mrs. Roosevelt slept on a cot by her
son's side during the night, while the
president remained in the home of Mr.
Gardner, adjoining the school. He was
joined at breakfast at the Gardner home
by Mrs. Roosevelt apd a few minutes later
both went to the dormitoiy.
The visit, of the father and mother
seemed to brighten up the patient con
siderably. Prom the statements of the
physician, Dr. George D. Shattuck, of Bos
ton, it appears that the crisis of the dis
ease will be reached on Wednesday,' and
the next two or three days are likely to
show some seemingly unfavorable reports,
but they will be due to nothing more than
the regular course of the disease.
No plans have yet been made for the
return of President Roosevelt to Washing
ton. He can remain in Groton for ten
days at. least so far as the pressure of pub
lib business is concerned. It seems prob
able that it - will be a week before he
leaves. Every facility has been given him
with regard to communication with Wash
S p e c i a l i s t S u m m o n e d .
President and Mrs. Roosevelt were with
the. sick boy all the forenoon. Young
Theodore asked for his father early in
the day and seemd anxious that he should
remain with him. A special' messenger
arrived from Washington at 10:30 bringing
documents requiring the president's at
tention. Secretary Cortelyou said to-day
that in order that the young patient
,should have the benefit of the highest
medical skill, a prominent New York
.specialist in pulmonary diseases had been
asked to come to Groton. He will arrive
B o y ' s - I l l n e s s M ay Cause Its P o s t -
p o n e m e n t .
Washington, Feb. 10.Unless there
shall toe a decided change for the better
in the condition of the president's son
before the end of the present week, it is
probable that Prince eHnry of Prussia
may toe impelled to defer h s visit to the
United States until later in the year.
W a s h i n g t o n S m a l l T a l k .
A bill appropriating $500,000 for the erection
of a public building in Spokane, Wash.,
passed the senate to-day.
Postmasters appointed to-day: IowaSavan
nah, Davis county, W. F. Piertel. North Da-
kotaNew England, Stark county, W. C. Mc
Kenzie. South DakotaRepublican, Minne
haha county, Oscar Olson.
E. C. Huntington of the Windom Reporter
is iin Washington for a few davs.
Two rural free delivery routes have been
ordered established at St. James, Watonwan
county, and two at Washburn, Hennepin
county, to begin April 1.
DEATH OF A FIFIELD MAN,
Special to The Journal.
.Prentice, Wis., Feb. 10 George Wood, a has been burned. by an anti-Christian
vpronrtnent resident of Fifleld, died yesterday.
TREE FELL UPON HIM
W o o d s m a n C h a r l e s A n d e r s o n K i l l e d
x N e a r B e m i d j i . ,
Special to The Journal.
Bemidji, iMinn., Feb. 10.Charles An
"derson, of West Superior, was killed to
day while working in O'Bren's camp, nine
miles from Bemibji. A tree fell upon him.
He had a brother in the West Superior
shipyards to whom the body will he sent.
BURNED IN CHINA
A n t i - C h r i s t i a n - Mob Gets A f t e r Mis
s i o n a r i e s .
Canton, Feb. 10.The Berlin missionary
society's building at Fayen, near here.
mob. The missionaries escaped.
INT O A LANDSLID E
Fireman, Caught in a Wreck,
Begs to Have His Arms
ODI OF PRISON
Sweeping Effect of a Decision
byJudgeSanborn on Mil
The Plan Is to Pass a Bill Which
Will Be Stripped of All Inquisi
Compromise talk Is in the air to-day j cept a few private banks, which have
at St. Paul. It is freely predicted that heretofore succeeded in dodging the re-
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10.The north
bound freight train which left .this city
Saturday night about 11 o'clock over the
Seattle-Sumas branch of the Northern Pa
cific, ran into a huge landslide at Lake
station, fifteen miles north of Seattle.
Charles Fietz, the fireman, was caught
between the boiler and the engine and the
box car which had. piled on top "of it and
was burned to death. He begged the crew
to cut off his-arm, by which he was held,
but before he could be released he was
It Is believed the jarring, of the train
started the slide, which buf'iedi the track
under thousands of tons of dirt and rock.
The engine was precipitated into Lake
Washington. Fietz was the.only one of
the crew injured.
"LEATHER STOCKING'S" GRAVE
H o o s i c k F a l l * P e o p l e Doing S o m e
I n v e s t i g a t i n g -.
New York, 3Teb. 10.Search has been
institued here to discover whether the
body of Nathaniel Shipman, the hero of
Cooper's famous "Leather Stocking
tales," lies in the churchyard of the First
Baptist church, in Hoosick Falls. It is
believed that the bones of the great trap
per are resting here, but the exact where
abouts of the grave cannot be ascertained.
The investigation discloses positively that
"Leather Stocking" died In 1809 at the
home of John Byan, who had married his
daughter.' The object of locating the
grave is to mark it with a monument.
OCEAN VESSELS. ' ^-""
LiverpoolArrived: Umbria, frdnf New
.Gli..jgowArrived: Sardinian, from, -Boston*
St Louis, Feb. 10.Established prece
dents of the TJnited States army were
overthrown and the freedom of nearly
200 men now confined in federal peniten
tiaries was assured by a decision ren
dered by the United States circuit court of
appeals to-day in .the case of Peter C.
Deming, a former captain of United
States volunteers, against Robert W.
McLaughry, warden of the federal peni
tentiary at Fort Leavenworth. Deming
was imprisoned on the sentence of a
court-martial composed of nine regular
army officers, convened by General Shat
ter on March 29, 1900.
The opinion of the circuit court, writ
ten by Judge Walter S. Sanborn, is that
the court-martial which sentenced Dem
ing acted in violation of article 77 of the
articles of war, which^provides that offi
cers of. the regular army shall not be
competent to sit on courts martial for the
trial of officers and soldiers of other
The essential question, as stated in
Sanborn's opinion, is whether the
volunteer army is the same as the regular
army, or.whether it is one of the "other
forces" mentioned in article 77. The
opinion establishes the fact that the vol
unteer army is at all times distinct from
the regular army.
Deming will be released from the Fort
Leavenworth penitentiary within sixty
days, and all other former members of the
volunteer army who are confined in fed
eral prisons on sentences inflicted by
courts martial of regular ofl&cers will also
be liberated as the result of .to-day's
decision, it is stated. E. A. Rosier,
United States district attorney, estimates
the number of sucti cases at 200.
The charge against Captain Deming
related to his accounts. The court-mar
tial dismissed Deming from the service
and sentenced him to three years- in the
penitentiary. This sentence was affirmed
by the secretary of war and approved by
MBRIDE IN EARNEST
No Effort t o B e S p a r e d t o O y e r t h r o w
t h e R a i l w a y L o b b y
Special to The Journal.
Spokane, Wash.. Feb. 10. Governor
Henry McBride, who is here to meet the
politicians, renewed his declaration of un
relenting war asainst the railroad lobby
and expressed his determination to sub
ordinate every political interest'of his ad
ministration to the effort to exact justice
from the railroad companies towards the
people of this state. The governor says
he is not riding en railroad passes and
forbids his appointees to do so on penalty
of dismissal from tho service of the state
DOWN A HATCHWAY ,
M a r i n e E n g i n e e r K i l l e d b y a F a l l
a t Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10.L. B. Dix, a
marine engineer and an old resident of
this city, was instantly killed yesterday
by falling down an open hatchway on the
steamer Willamette. He fell thirty feet
and struck on his head. Hardly a bone in
his body was left unbroken. Dix stumbled
over a coil of rope Beside the open
hatch. ' H e leaves a wife and two chil
within a week the active friends of the
tax hill will have joined hands with a
strong element of the opposition.
Members who are pushing.the tax bill*
have come to realize within the past few
days that in its present form the bill will
be most obnoxious to many interests
that have Justly protested. The com
plaints of the banks and the grain men are
held to be in large measure just ones.
Much of the opposition in the legisla
ture comes from members who believe it
will seriously harm these interests. They
sincerely want to see a tax bill passed,
and will cheerfully support a bill with
the drastic features eliminated. Those
sections which give the assessors inquisi
torial power are particularly obnoxious.
Supporters of the bill are willing, in
order to get it through, to submit to
amendments that will remove this fea
ture. This *will enlist the before-men
tioned element in support of the bill.
.The only real opposition to the measure
in the amended form will come from the
publio service corporations, and the fight
will probably narrow down to the question
of franchise taxation. The bill will be
amended, either in committee or on the
floor. The vessel tax amendment will be
tacked on," the exemption will be restored
to $100, and the date of. listing to May 1.
Then, with the drastic features
eliminated, a clean fight will be made to
pound the bill through.
This compromise program, it Is believed,
will command the support of a majority
of the house committee, namely, Messrs.
Wallace, Torson, Larson, Jacobson,
Hymes Kelly, J. A. Peterson, Burns,
Ward and Schwarg. If this surmise
proves accurate, the amendments will
probably, be made in the house commit
Sherman Smith, author of the constitu
tional convention bill, is anxious to get
prompt action on it. It was referred to
the committee on taxes and tax laws and
the judiciary committee, jointly. There
is a disposition in the former commit
tee to hold up the Smith bill until action
is taken on the tax bill.
W o n b y C o m p r o m i s e P l a n .
W. B. Anderson of Winona, who has
been classed with the opponents of the
bill, said this morning that he would sup
port a tax bill properly amended.
"I think there is wisdom enough in the
legislature," said Mr. Anderson, "to get
together a bill that will incorporate the
good features of the new law, but will not
work the threatened harm to business in
terests. I have heen In favor of sib
mitting the amendments and putting the
bill over until the next session but if the
friends of the hill offer a compromise that
will remove my objections, I shall support
the bill at this session. I expect a com-,
promise measure to pass. I also expect to
Bee the constitutional convention bill
passed and the proposed constitutional
amendments submitted after they have
been put in a little more satisfactory
A n o t h e r H o u s e Hearing-.
The house committee on taxation re
sumed its session at 2:30 p. m. Messrs.
Childs and Ives, of the tax commission,
attended. Henry Plowman, 'from Otter
Tail, spoke for the California plan of
mortgage taxation. His bill embodying
this plan was defeated last winter. It
makes the mortgage real instead of per
sonal property and divides the tax be
tween the owner of the land and the own
er of the mortgage. (Mr. Plowman de
clared the present system an injustice
(both to the signer and to the citizen of
Minnesota loaning money in this state
who is taxed while outside capitalists
quirements of the law on other grounds.
With this fact in view, the opposition
of bankers to the proposed law is easily
understood. They were not tilting at
windmills, although they were perfectly
satisfied to let people think so.
R e c e p t i o n C o m m i t t e e N a m e d . .
Lieutenant Governor Id A. Smith,\re
siding officer of the senate, announced the
members ef the committe on the reception
of bills this afternoon as follows: Samuel
Lord), chairman H. J. Miller, John A.
Johnson, R. S. McNamee, George Pv. Wil
son, Ripley B. Brower, E. J. Jones,' E. B.
Hawkins, A. Grindeland. This is tha
committee to which all /bills will be re
ferred. Its members are distributed one
to each congressional district.
The senate met at 2 p. m. and remained
in session only twenty minutes. On mo
tion of Senator Somerville the constitu
tional amendments, referred to the tax
committee, were recalled and sent to the
committee on judiciary.
The following bills were introduced and
referred to the steering committee:
S. F. 5, McCarthyLegalizing village ordin
ances, contracts and franchises for water
works, gas, electric light, heat and power
plants, and repealing chapter 131. of the laws,
S. F. 6, SnyderLegalising the acknowl
edgement of conveyances and other instru
ments and the records thereof.
S. F. 7, YoungTo cure defective fore
closure of real estate mortgages by adver
tisements in certain papers.
S. F. 9, BenedictAmending the appropria
tion bill of 1901 to permit $13,000 appropria
tion for a library heating plant, to permit it*
use by a general heating plant.
TO A S K F A R M E R S IN
T H E SENATE'S ATTITUDE
A l l C o m m i t t e e m e n F a v o r S o m e Code
Bank T a x L a w .
There is no member of the senate tax
committee who is opposed to the adop
tion of the tax code. On the other hand
there is no member of the committee who
will support the code in its entirety, as
presented by the tax commission. The
fight for the committee's report will be
led by Senator Young, while the opposi
tion will probably be headed by Senator
Sheehan, although he himself says .that
no program-'Can be outlined until the re
port is presented.
Representatives of the state bankers
who appeared before the senate commit
tee last week, have a deeper interest in
killing off "the section reported by the
tax commission, and providing for a dis
closure of deposits, than was at first
supposed. They based their fight on the
ground that, while the present Jaw em
braces the same feature contained in the
new it has not been enforced and .that
the new law places the assessors in a po
sition where they will have to enforce it
or b e c a s s liable to punishment for neg
lect of duty.
L e t s All t h e B a n k s Out.
However, the present law is absolutely
nullified by an apparently harmless
clause, that looks like the traditional
"nigger in a wood pile." The law reads
as follows: ' ? . " ' ' . _ ,
The accounting officer of every bank,
WHOSE CAPITAL IS NOT REPRE-
SENTED BY - SHARES OF STOCK,
jobber, shall, make out and deliver to the
assessor, when required to list, personal prop
erty, a statement which he shall verify by
oath, showing the amount of all deposits made
with them byyother parties.
The capitalised clause, of course, nulli
fies the obvious intention of the section,
irrespective of the assessor's wishes. Un
der the existing law an assessor cannot
compel disclosures from any bank which
has issued capital stock, a classification
Mr. K o y e s W a n t s T h e i r fVie^v* *P &*, W^
R e a l E s t a t e T a x e s .
The house held a fifteen-minute session
this morning. The only diverting fea
ture was furnished by Mr. Noyes, who in
troduced a resolution directing the chair
man of the committee on taxes andr ta*
Jaws' to extend an invitation to county --
'auditors, asking them to select a com-
mittee of farmers from their respective
counties to appear and present the views
of farmers on the system of real estate
taxation proposed by the new bill.
Mr. Jackson of Ramsey gave notice of
debate, and under the rules the resolution
went over until to-morrow.
Mr. Noyes has been rounding up votes
for two or three days, and is said to
have a number pledged, to support the
resolution". It will not pass, however, un
less materially amended. The program,
it calls for would delay the tax bill in
committee for at least two weeks.
Farmer members seen by T h e J o u r -
n a l favor a resolution in general terms,
inviting farmers to appear and give their
views on the' listing of real estate at its
full value. They do not favor the Noyes
Mr. Peterson of New Ulm introduced! the!
looked-for bill releasing Colonel Bobleter
frpm his bond as state treasurer, and re
imbursing him for $1,500 already paid. It
will ryn tho gauntlet of Speaker Dowling's?
Speaker Dowling announced the appoint
ment of Miss Jean Kelly as the third
A communication was read from L. G.
Cooley, a well-known character in St.
Paul. He demanded an amendment to
the constitution protecting persons
against the loss of their civil rights. Mr.
Umland explained that the gentleman was
now under guardianship by order of the
Speaker Dowling referred the communi
cation to Mr. Umland.
Members were invited to attend Lincoln
Day exercises to be held in the house
chamber Wednesday evening by the Ger
man-American Veteran's association.
N e w H o u s e B i l l .
H. F. 13, S. D. Petewon.Releasing Joseph
Bobleter, former state treasurer from lia
bility on his bend. Referred to committee on
reception of bills.
H. F. 14, Nichols.Fixing the time for
holding terms of district court in Pipestone
county. Passed under suspension of the rules.
MAY H A V E TO BORROW
L e g i s l a t i v e E x p e n s e M ay E x c e e d t h o
A v a i l a b l e S t a t e Founds.
The state may have to borrow money -
from the banks to pay the expenses of the
extra session. When the tax levy was
made last year it did not take into ac
count the expenses of this session, and
already the "revenue fund" is dangerous
Under the law the state treasurer is
permitted to overdraw this fund $200,000. *"*
On Feb. 1 the overdraft was about $150,-
000. To this has since been added an ex-* *
pense appropriation of $40,000 and that,,-^.^
it is predicted, will be insufficient to pay "^
all bills. However, there is a surplus of *
about $8,000 from the expense approprl^ v
ation of the last session and .this will
a little more than pay the mileage al- '
ready voted, thus leaving $40,009 to pay ",
the per diem of members and employes, ^
the printing expenses end other items. ^
Daily expenses while in session, average. .
about $1,500 and the presnt session ' :
promises to be somewhat more protracted " .
than was at first expected. The tax com
mittee of the house may possibly report
late this week but no report will.be made
in the senate until next week, at the ear- - * "
Following the reception of the commit-' d.
tee reports, the fight will begin in earnest
in both bodies and ultimately a confer- ."'
ence committee will probably have to be,
appointed. All this will take time, and
the session will undoubtedly run over the
thirty day limit originally set. *^^\
The overdraft on the revenue fund lavi'*
due largely to the retirement of $115,000**-**
reform school certificates, which were
paid off .Jast* July, ~ These certificates
were bearing interest at the rate of six
per cent, and it was deemed wise to retire '
them even if 'money had to be borrowed i
later, and It was known that the banks
would gladly- loan at four per cent under*.
which.includes every/bankin the state ex- existing conditions iff' the jnoney mark^ty