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PRICE TWO CENTS.
IHllers Indorse Measure Permit
ting Sale Here of Canadian
Impracticable to Export Bran,
Mixed Feed and Middlings
from This District.
Bill Promotes Importation
Canadian Wheat and Benefits
the Whole Northwest.
Minneapolis millers promise vigor-
therefore a thing to be desired.-"
Method of Grinding In Bond.
"The flour millers of the northwest,
nt certain seasons of the year, when
stocks of wheat are small and wheat
receipts light, can Import Canadian
wheat in bond, bond one or more of
their mills as bonded manufacturing
warehouses, and manufacture much
imported Canadian wheat into flour,"
said John Washburn, of the Wash
burn-Crosby company, which has been
doing a large part of the bonded
wheat grinding in Minneapolis. "The
mills have to a limited extent done so
during the past twelve months.
"Under the provisions of the exist
ing tariff laws and the regulations of
the secretary of the treasury, all the
products manufactured from this im
ported wheat, Including the flour,
bran, feed, middlings, and other by
products of the process of manufac
ture, must be exported from the
United States and' sold in foreign
"By this mode of manufacturing In
KPIDKMIO O LEAD POISONING
BREAKS OUT IN KRASSO-SZOR-
Budapest. Feb. 3.An epidemic of
lead poisoning has broken out in the
villages of Obrezsa, Marga and Glun
boka. In Krasso-Szorony county, as a
result of drinking brandy made in
Over a hundred persons were poi
soned and a number of them are dead.
BRIG.GBN. OAMILLO 0.0.0ARR
XVI10 Succeeds General Robbe In Com
mand of Department of Dakota,
Headquarters at St. Paul.
CALVE AS CARMEN
DOEME AS THE DON
Tenor to Make Stage Love to
Singer Who Caused His
Queer Tangle Probably Will Prove
a Valuable Ad for Man
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Feb. 3.HJI Zoltan
Doeme, former husband Mme.
Nordica, as Don Jose to Calve*
men!" That interesting proposition
is being discussed along Broadway,
That Mme. Calve, Mme. Nordica'ff
-,,___ bosom friend in this city, by common
ous support for the Stevens bill, in
troduced In the lower branch of con
gress yesterday, permitting millers to
Bell in this country the by-products of
Canadian wheat ground in bond.
The growing necessity of grinding
Canadian wheat in order to keep the
Minneapolis mills busy at all times
has been recognized by local millers
for some time, just as the undesir- (j
ability of using southwestern wheat'in
Minnesota flour has long been admit- "y
The expense incident to importing 'Carmen,' said Edward Lauterbach,
Canadian wheat and paying duty on
it compels the local miller to rely on spokesman. "The matter has been
wheat imported in bond, and it has broached to him, but I do not know
long been a problem how to get rid of if he has been prevailed on to accept."
the by-products. I "Doeme as Don Jose to Calve's
"The idea of the Stevens bill is al'Carmen,' who told you that"? and
good one," said James Marshall, pres-! Manager Conried looked sharply at
ident of the Chamber of Commerce.
"It is one step nearer reciprocity and interesting combinationit all thingns
vigorous denial, is
rim a donn a
Hungarian hus-- otio thoe another fair sing
a i ve
bond'no"duty is paid on the" wheatlm- i indefinite continuation of the present
ported. The duty on wheat is 25 cents deadlock
a bushel of sixty pounds, and the duty
on bran, mixed feed and middlings
is 20 per cent ad valorem. The by
products amount to 24 per cent of
the total product. The present law
does not provide for the withdrawal
from bond of any of these b?r-prod
ucts, even upon paying duties on
Not Want Duties Remitted.
"Wh at the flour millers now ask
1a not the remission of duties, nor
any evasion of or exemption from
existing tariff laws, but simply the
right to sell In this country the by
products of imported wheat, upon
the payment of duties which would
be charged If those by-products were
imported in manufactured form.
"Mixed feed, middlings and bran
are unsuited for export to foreign
countries because of their light
weight and great bulk, and because
of their tendency to lose grade and
condition In the course of extensive
carriage, which is apt to put these
products in an unmarketable condi
tion. This Is not a theory, it is the
discovery resultant from attempts
made by local millers.
"If flour millers were allowed to
sell their by-products from Canadian
wheat in the home market they could
import more Canadian wheat, run
their mills more days in the year,
increase the government revenue on
bran and middlings for domestic
consumption, and increase also the
mipply of bran and middlings for
stock feeders in this region.
"It will mean more men to handle
wheat and freight and more to man
ufacture sacks and packages. The
increase in bran will enable the farm
ers to feed their stock to better ad
\-antage and will finally return to the
wheat fields the increment which nat-,
urallv comes from such feeding.
"The flour millers of this country
ask no government assistance or fa
vor*. We ship our goods into for
eign markets, where discrimination
Is often made against us. All we
H*k la opportunity to sell at home un
pxportable by-products on which we
are willing to pay appropriate duties."
love on th
divorced husband, as
frie nd*s former husband?
gioat over the stabbing of
t, pardon, Carmen. Mr.
has an opportunity to eclipse
there has been talk of Herr
Doeme singing Don Joae to Calve's
divorced husband's attorney, and
questioner. "Well, would be a
.it-? considered-, now, wouldn'.t
cannot discuss it, really."
NO LETDP IN
Men Interested Believe an Appeal
Will Continue the Present
Speoial to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 8.Amalgamated
copper interests here do not expect
peace as a result of the decision of
the Montana supreme court. It is i
believed that in any event an appeal
will be taken which will result in the
As a result of this opinion the
Rockefeller interer '-3 have thrown
150,000 shares of A... "^amated stock
on the market within two days. It is
possible this has been done to keep
down the price and prevent a boom in
OPPOSED TO RECIPROCITY
THIN KS THE FARMER SHOULD
NOT BEAR ENTIRE BURDEN O
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
'Washington. Washington, Feb. 3.Representa
tive Volstead is booked for a speech
late this afternoon on Canadian reci
procity ostensibly, in answer to the
two speeches delivered in December
by Representative Lind.
Mr. Volstead will oppose reciprocity
on the ground that with the govern
ment committed to protection, as it is,
natural products, such as wheat,
should not be made to bear the bur
den of such reductions in tariff as will
be made in the event that Canadian
reciprocity is brought about.
He will argue that highly protected
manufactured articles out of which
great industrial corporations have re
alized millions should bear their pro
portionate share of a reciprocal reduc
tion of tariff rates. In a nutshell, Mr.
Volstead will plead for continuance of
protection for the farmer, on whom
the whole country depends for com
W. W, Jermane.
HERREID IN WASHINGTON
THERE TO URGE LARGER GOV-
ERNMENT APPROPRIATIO NS
FOR THE STATE MILITIA.
vention. W W Jermane.
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 8.Governor
Herried of South Dakota is in Wash
ington on a short visit. Members of
the congressional delegation say he is
not here on a political mission, but w York Sun Special Service,
has come to support Adjutant General Washington, Feb. 3.Secretary of
Conkling in urging a larger apportion- the Navy Moody has decided not to
ment by the war department of funds
for the support of the state militia. It
is probable, however, that political
conditions in South Dakota will be dis- ^cap wiH _ect a greg
cussed with the senators and repre- g^Jhtagton for shore duty after
sentatives, especially as to the best
.time to hold the state convention, and
the make-up of the delegation to the
It is said that the state convention here and have purchased homes,
will be held about May 15. It is said Mr. Moody found that most of the
also that none of the delegation nor officers who applied for duty at the
the governor wants to be a delegate,
and that the places will be appor- capital had been here before on the
tioned among the party workers in the same service, some of them many
judicial districts. The convention will times. This seemed to him to be un-
be allowed to name the delegates and fair. He has therefore directed the
there will be no domination by those bureau of navigation to refer to him
serving the state in Washington. all applications of officers for duty-
Representatives Burke and Martin Washington. Naval, offteers^who have
will be candidates for renominatipn never been on ^^^ere^vho
and both will
Store of Odell & Co., Clothiers and
Haberdashers, Is Burning.
Special to The Journal.
Owatonna, Minn., Feb. 3.A fiVe
started in the basement of the store of
Odell & Co., late this afternoon and
there is danger that the stock. will be
_. The firm carries ley
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"OPEN SHOP" THE THEATRICAL
AT SIOUX CITY
War Declared on the Building
Trades Because of Advance
Action Traced to Disappointments
of Last Year, When Building
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, Iowa, Feb. 3.The mas
ter plumbers and the building con
tractors have decided to enforce the
"open shop" basis after March 1. The
plumbers' union and the carpenters'
vion will be defied. Other building
.de will probably be ruled out at
This will force the bitterest labor
war In the history of Sioux City, as
tb building trades are well organtheatrical
ized. This action is indirectly the
result of the course of the building
trades unions which last March ad
vanced the wage scale 20 per cent or
more. Building of a total value of
$2,000,000 had been planned for 1903,
and nearly all was abandoned because
of the demands of the unions.
Armoxxr & Co. arebuilding the new
million-dollar packing plant here with
nonunion carpenters, considering the
union scale too high. Union brick
layers are employed, however. The
construction foreman says that the
hundred carpenters at work are as
many as wanted. As the result of the
falling off in building last year, the
Sioux City Industrial association was
recently formed with practically ev
ery business an a member to fight
the labor unions.
SECRETARY MOODY COMES TO
THE RELIEF OF NAVAL OFFI-
CERS WHO HAVE NO "PULL."
dut,y herel, excepst usu
WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1904.
cases nava officer who have
fte ^This will afflct a Seat
sea service and who
haveas taken ihome. for granted tha
Forms an Offensive and Defensive
Alliance with Stair and
Move Threatens the Very Exist
ence of All the Independent
It Has, However, No Direct Effect
Upon the Local Situa-
New York Sun Special Service.
New York* Feb. 3.Al Hayman and
Klaw & Erlanger, representing the big
syndicate, and Stair &
Havlin, who control. 100 popular
priced playhouses'in the various cities,
have combined interests. The syndi
cate agrees that all its popular priced
theaters shall be':"bqoked by Stair and
Havlin, and the latter agree not to
give the use of their theaters to high
priced stars or companies.
The contract stipulates that Stair &
Havlin's Majestic theater in New
their shore service will be spent
a vy department or elsewhere in the
the state con- ^*$**frF'T"^ Moody's
eligible list and will be given prefer
ence in giving assignments to Wash
ington unless they express a desire for
a shore berth elsewhere.
FROGS' LEGS ARE POULTRY
L uc wi Washington. Feb. S.-Under the Ding-
tariffanlaw, frogsylegs' clothinCgU and men's furnishing goods poultry will pa a duty of 5 cents a
and its stock is worth about $25,000. pound. This was officially decided by the
It is the leading concern of the kind in secretary of the treasury after lie and
Owatonna. Ithe experts of the customs division had
The building is owned by Mr. Odell. made an exhaustive study of the question
The firemen are doing good work and Ito determine the rate at which they should
may be able to check the flames. be taxed when imported from Canada.
Treasury Department Announces a Novel seriously. However, the earnings of two
Decision Under Tariff Law. i*grauToad"e a^horit^^
New York Sun Special Service.
WHAT OLD NEBRASKA THINKS.
It May Be All Right, but Dern if I Like It.
York, and either the Globe theater or
the Majestic theater in Boston, are to
retain high prices, and that the syn
dicate will co-operate with Stair &
Havlin in booking these two houses.
The object of the agreement is to
form at once a local managers' asso
ciation in each city of the country to
regulate the local situation.
In such cities as Minneapolis, Buffa
lo, Cleveland, St. Louis, St. Paul, Cin
cinnati, Denver, San Francisco,
Brooklyn, Washington, Baltimore and
interior points they control practically
all theaters, excepting burlesque and
vaudeville houses, and in most cases
these theaters are to be Included In the
manager's association which is to be
The agreement covers a period of
Doesn't Affect Minneapolis.
This is the most important -move
made by the trust since its organiza
tion and threatens the very existence
of the independent managers. It will
not affect the local situation, as the
Bijou has never been open to inde
pendent attractions owing to Jacob
Litt's relations with the syndicate thru
his Broadway theater in New York
and McVickers in Chicago. It will,
however, shut the independents out of
many cities in which they have played
the Stair & Havlin houses at ad
vanced prices and will amount to a
national boycott against such promi
nent players as Mrs. Fiske, Henrietta
Crossman, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Blanche
Bates, David Warfleld, James K.
Hackett, Isabelle Irving, William Col
lier and others.
ROADS ARE PROSPEROUS
are are dressed
ends. This year wm not be a period Chase ^ace
strial and railroad banksuptcy as
the case in '93.
ChicagoElimination of business ngents from rrfeasantlv
deliberations betwoen employer and employe has pnittiPt and asklner
averted a lockout of 1,200 members of the i
paint -rorkers' union. i
Antics of War God in the Far
East Cause May Options to
Corn and Oats Follow Along and
There Are Wild Times
This was the greatest day in wheat
since the present bull market began.
Minneapolis May has been advancing
steadily for five days. From 87c it
sold to 90%c, yesterday's close, and to
day went to 92%c. This beats any
figure seen here since the Letter year,
1898, and is %c above the high figure
of the summer of 1900, when drought
struck the northwest, and Minneapolis
futures sold to 92%c.
All markets were up to new high
points. Chicago May struck 93%c
and New York sold to 95%c.
Everything else was up, also. Chi
cago May corn and oats and Minne
apolis May oats sold to 40%c.
It was the mildest sort of a bull
market, and the pit was crowded with
"Wa r" was the cry on the floor, and
"war and dollar wheat" is now heard
everywhere. Valentine, the big bull
who is handling the Armour cam
paign, was reported to have predicted
$1 for Chicago May this week.
Other grains shared the advance
with wheat, and cash rye, oats and
corn are all higher. Flour prices
were advanced 10 cents after the close
and are likely to go higher.
The market presents the strongest
situation seen in years as a primary
basis for the- advance. With this there
is the Armour bull campaign and the
possibility of war.
Dollar wheat may come now at any
time. It would surprise no one. But
it is a big, dangerous market for the
speculator. Ordinary price changes of
%o and VLC are nothing now.
The foreign markets had all closed
before ths war news came along, and
the immediate course of prices will
depend much upon how the war sit
uation is viewed abroad.
Tho Earnings al Below Last Year Dlvl.
dends Will Be Paid.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 3.Earnings of North
western railroads as well as those of most
otr 7'sectionTshow 'gre^Firregularity "in Congressman John M. Glover appears
the matter of gains and losses, with an in- to be crazy.
creasing percentage of losses compared eral John Chase, commander of the
wito a year ago. It is believed the ex- state militia, and Colonel Verdeckberg
tremely hard winter has affected earnings while waiting for arraignment on the
Dollar Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 3.One dollar wheat
In" the sample-room of the board of
trade became an actuality to-day.
The fact that the price which has
long been the dream of the farmer,
had again been' gained, added stimulus
to the efforts of the bull leaders in the
pit and shortly after the dollar mark
was reached in the sample-room,
prices in the wheat, corn and oat pits
established new records, eclipsing
previous high marks for the year.
GLOYER SEEMS CRAZY
HIS BELLICOSE FEELINGS TO
WARD COLORADO MILITIA OF-
FICERS FIND ANOTHER VENT*.
New York Sun Special Service.
Cripple Creek, Col., Feb. 3.Former
cha /|e _of ^"^JlS
financial so*e sent to arrest him on ljec.
anies can stand an enormous de- officer greeted him pleasantly when
i me and still be able to pay Glc
with curses, spat in General
Th general, recognizing the charac
ter of his assailant, simply smiled and
wiped "his face. 'Later Colonel
Verdeckberg met Glover and spoke
Glover cursed him, apply-
dared to speak to him.
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UNITED STATES UPHOLDS JAPAN
Will Insist Upon the Evacuation of
XTw York Sun Speoial Service.
Washington, Feb. 3.In spite of re
cent statements to the contrary, there
is no disposition on the part of the
United States government to admit
Russia's claim of superior politi
cal rights in Manchuria.
The position of the United States
with regard to Manchuria is practic
ally the same as that of Japan. This
government holds that the Russian
government is bound by treaty as well
TO SAVE HIS
Wealthy Miller Ready to Spend a
Fortune to Keep Mott from
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 8.Le-
moine Mott, the wealthy flour miller,
whose nephew, L. H. Mott, Is \inder
sentence to hang at Missoula, Mont.,
for murdering his wife a year ago, has
gone to Mojitana with the avowed in
tention of spending a fortune in an ef
fort to save his nephew's neck.
Mott has already spent a large sum
fighting the case, but now that a court
He grossly insulted Gen- sentenced his relative to hang on
March 18, he will not hesitate at any
sum to secure a stay of execution and
a new trial.
The murder was committed a year
ago. Young Mott, in a jealous rage,
fired a gun point blank at his wife.
She died almost immediately.
Mott was convicted, despite the ef
forts of the best lawyers that his rich
uncle's money could employ.
Lima. PeruTraffic has been opened on the
new American railroad to Oroya and Corropasco.
The first train carried twenty cars and many
asaengers to Unls. The line was reported to
ln excellent condition.
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
S DECLARE THE
CLIMAX IS REACHED
Highest Officials Make No Pretense to Conceal
Their Exasperation Over Russian Tardi
ness-Troops Seize Railroad. i
Russian Fleet Leaves Fort ArthurHalf a Million Men Occupy
ManchuriaTroops Dispatched to InteriorCommercial Af-
fairs Prohibited Only Precautionary Measures, 'Tis Said-
Korea Desires to Be Recognized as NeutralBritish Request
Russians to DepartUnited States Government Upholds Japan.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 8.The Seoul-Fusan railroad has been occu-
pied by Japanese troops, according to a dispatch from Vladivostok,
which adds that the Japanese have taken field guns to Seoul for the
protection of their legation, and that they are building barracks for
the accommodation of cavalry.
PORT ARTHUR UNDER MARTIAL I_AW.
JAPS ARE EXASPERATED
Port Arthur, Feb. 3.In response to the Japanese war measures impor-c
tant naval and military movements have been effected here. The Russian
squadron, heretofore inside the harbor, consisting of five battleships and two
cruiser's, has joined the outside fleet, consisting of three battleships, five
cruisers and a torpedo gunboat. The cruiser Boyasin has just arrived here
from Chemulpo, Korea, with complete Japanese charts of the Korean coast,
In consequence of the narrow and dangerous entrance at low water. It
took the warship three days to get out of the harbor. The accomplishment
of this task is regarded as specially important, owing to the danger of the
ships being immured, by an accident in the channel.
One cruiser, a torpedo gunboat, the sloop of wax Zabiyaka, four gunboats*
and the torpedo flotilla remain inside.
*TROQPS DISPOSED READY FOR ATTACK.
Simultaneously the third brigade of Siberian rifles and two batteries of
artillery started for an unannounced destination from Liao-Yang, south of
Mukden. Altogether about 9,000 troops have departed, leaving 10,000 men a*
Port Arthur, exclusive of the troops manning the fortifications.
The arrivals of Japanese coal have beem stopped.
In consequence of the military authorities monopolizing the use of the
railroad, the latter has declined to transport any more commercial freight.
The telegraph company declines to accept any more press or private
messages, so they will have to be routed via Chi-Fu.
Forty-eight hours' quarantine has been ordered against Chl-Fu on
account of smallpox.
The authorities declare that the naval and military -dispositions should be
regarded as precautionary, not as offensive.
Council of War Held by Mikado a nd
Tokio, Feb. 3.Events to-day indi
cate that the prolonged tension has
reached a climax.
The Marquis Ito, president of the
privy council, was summoned from
the country during the night and to
day the emperor received him and a
council of the elder statesmen was
held with the? war minister andtifcr&&
The highest officials make no pre
tense of their concealment of their ex
asperation at the tardiness of the Rus
sian reply. An unofficial dispatch
yesterday said the Russian decision
500,000 TROOPS EST FIELD
Japan Asks CompensationBritain
After the Bear.
New York Sun Special Service.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 3.At the
czar's audience with General Kuro
patkin, minister of war, and General
Sakharoff, chief of staff, it is said,
they reported that the total available
war fflrce in the far east is 390,000
men, and that an additional force In
the far east is 110,000 and can be
transported by the Siberian railway
In a month. Operations, in the event
of war, would begin with the occupa
tion of Korea.
Circumstantial reports are current
here to the effect that Japan has
asked Russia for 70,000,000 roubles,
compensation for her expenses in
mobilizing her army.
Official circles frequently declare
that in the event of Great Britain
Intervening against Russia, the latter
could send a division from the
Pamirs, central Asia, against India.
It is learned that the British gov
ernment has recently made informal
verbal Inquiries of Russia as to when
that government intended to withdraw
its troops from Manchuria, but has
not received any answer.
as by assurances tb the United States
to evacuate the Chinese province and
also to adhere'to her agreement with
the nations "which participated in the
Peking expedition of 1900 to preserve
China's territorial integrity.
KOREA IS NEUTRAIi
Recognise' TW Declaration.
Seoul Kgrea, Feb. 3.^The situation l2j&
Jis quiet itereT&tuV native disftU^J-tncel r"""^
thruout the country continue. The
efforts of .the government are entire- iM
ly concentrated upon obtaining recog- _J
nltion from the powers of the neu- "5 ffl
trality of Korea, believing that the 1
notice of neutrality will lead to a fflj
treaty with other nations, guarantee
ing Korea's permanent independence s-yi
under conditions similar to those pro
tectfng Belgium and Switzerland.
For this purpose Min Yung Chul,
the newly appointed minister to China,,
leaves immediately for Peking to ob
tain a special treaty.
Korea is now arranging to send he*
most competent officials to other jj
countries for the same purpose. Jf
Will Lock Up Cars.
Tientsin, Feb. 3.In the, event of
an outbreak of hostilities between'
Russia and Japan, the railroad admin-1
istration has arranged to bring the
rolling stock of the Extra-Mural line
inside the great wall.
Russia has ordered another 20,000
tons of Kai Ping coal for delivery at
Port Arthur, making 70,000 tons in
a week. It is pointed out here that
if war breaks out soon the coal will
hardly reach its destination, as stocks
are low and steamers scarce.
It Is reported that the Russians are
building a railroad to connect Muk
den with Sin-Min-Ting, thirty milea
west of Mukden.
Fleet in Fighting Trim.
Vladivostok, Ffi'b. 3.The Russian
fleet has been equipped for immediate
service and prepared for sea. All the
wood fittings of the ships -were re
moved yesterday. The harbor is be
ing kept open by ice breakers. Tho
fleet consists of four cruisers and
Provisions for Both Parties.
San Francisco, Feb. 3.The Pacific
Mail steamer Korea sailed for tha
orient with over 8.000 tons of freight,
including $2,500 tons of mess beef for
Chinese and Japanese ports and 700
tons of mess beef for the Russian
army at Vladivostok. A war risk of
one-eighth per cent was quoted on the,
cargo. On the vessel were a number
of Japanese army officers recalled
from foreign ports.
LOST $60,000 AND
PAID $10 REWARD
St. Louis Young Woman Displays
Generosity Worthy of Rus
sell Sage Himself.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
St, Louis, Feb. 3.James P. NolaiC^
a street railway conductor, found a
woman's purse containing checks and
negotiable paper worth $60,000 on a
seat in a street car and promptly
turned it in to the lost article depart
ment of the company.
Within an hour the young* woman
*who had carelessly left the fortune on
the seat when she left the car had re-,
covered her treasure and had hunted
up the conductor, to whom she gave
a $10 gold piece and a bewitching
Nolan refuses to disclose her name,**
as he says she requested that It be
kept a secret. .-_t?f5
New York, Feb. 8.Comrades of Pri
vate Frank Smith of the Ninth battery.
United States artillery, who died Monday
at Fort Hamilton, declare that he put an
end to his life because he was ordered on
duty when he was sick and unfit to work.!
An investigation is being made,. #&