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Peking. Feb. 18.War's horrors
abound thus early in the Russo-Jap
anese conflict. Civilized conditions
are suspended. In Port Arthur and
thruout the Liao-tung peninsula the
sway of the soldiery is complete.
Robberies and outrages are numer
ous and noncombatants of every class
are leaving their property behind and
fleeing for their lives. Shops are
locked up and deserted whole streets
The armed Muscovites appear to
treat the different nationalities impar
tially, not even sparing their own
countrymen when something worth
while is to be gained.
Admiral Alexieff has spurred on the
superior officers, who are now trying
to bring order out of chaos. As yet,
however, they have not accomplished
Refugees who left Niu-chuang
CAPT. MAHAN*S VIEW
O WAR'S FIRST WEEK
Great Naval Expert Points Out Why Jafcan
May Maintain Her Lead.
fRussia Would Be Irresistible if She Were Not
Fighting at Arm's Length.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 18.Captain Alfred
T. Mahan, the great naval authority,
in reviewing the first week of the war
"Disparity between two belligerents
in bulk and numbers would place Jap
an at a hopeless disadvantage from
the first, were it not for her situation
so much nearer to the scene of action.
This advantage of position again
might be of much less consequence
were the Russian line of communica
tion by way of the Siberian railway
more rapid and copious than it is. It
la in its double possession ofpromixity
and vastly greater means pf transport
[over much shorter distance, by the
easy way of the sea that Japan now
'has the possibility of maintaining her
struggle against a rival whose power
by land Avould be irresistibly superior,
were she able to bring It fully to bear
nt the point of contention, and also to
sustain it by a continuous stream of
reinforcements and supplies. For so
only can the waste of war be repaired.
This inferiority of Russia tends con
tinually to diminish, and ultimately to
disappear, as she increases her hold
upon Manchuria and eastern Siberia
by increase of population and armies,
by development of local resources and
by accumulation of preparations for
war. In this lies Japan's military jus
tification for forcing the war now.
Her military security against a not
uncertain future of inferiority
material force depends upon assuring
now -her tenure of the necessary de
fensive position by acquisition and
RUSSIA WAITS QUIETLY AND LETS COLD
WEATHER FIGHT BATTLES WITH JAPANESE*
Hew York Sun Special Service.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.While
Russia manifests no intention to rush
the war in the orient in the least, she
is gathering an army such as has not
before been massed in the field for
thirty years in Manchuria, and it will
be almost a miracle if the Japanese
force is not completely crushed.
Japan is eager to force^ the fight
ing, but Russia is content to wait.
The war found her in a large measure
unprepared, but this lack is being
made good, and that in a thoro and
systematic manner. Were it not for
the difficulty of transportation, an
army outnumbering the entire Jap
anese force could be placed in the
field on short notice.
Within a short time the czar will
be in a position to dictate where and
when the quarrel will be fought out.
No one here doubts that the aggres-
"It is difficult to estimate with any
aproach to precision the carrying
power of the Siberian railway for the
purposes of war. It seems safe to in
fer that the power of Russia to main
tain a stream of supplies is so limited
as to indicate that in the long run the
aggregate numbers of her active force
available for the field and for the de
fense of necessary bases must fall be
low those of Japan, incessantly re
newed by short passage over the open
"A comparison of various state
ments inclines me to the belief that
Russia is even now inferior in quant
ity of land forces available op the
probable scene of operations, as well
as in the power of renewing them.
To this is to be added that being in
possession, up to a certain point she is
on the defensive.
"Communications dominate war,
and the relative condition of commun
ications, so far as pointed out, em
phasizes the immense importance of
the command of the water to the pres
ent struggle. Whatever the measure
of her political wishes, the front of
Japan's military operations will be
pushed nortlrward and westward as
far as they can safely be sustained so
as to threaten the Russian railroad
lines to Port Arthur in the south, and
ultimately, should success warrant
such extension, those to Vladivostok in
the east. What she may be able thus
to effect lies in the unwritten future."
HORRORS OF WAR IN LIAO-TUNG-
REFUGEES SWARM ROADS IN PENINSULA.
JAPAN IX NO HURRY
Plans Strictly Guarded and Long Con
flict Is Expected.
Tokio, Feb. 1 8.Japan is calm and
quiet, but grimly determined to fight
to the bitter end. Everything is
ready for a prolonged conflict.
The army leaders are in no hurry,
but when they strike they will be tho
roly prepared to deal an effective blow.
FOUND AT 70
The Power of Food.
An Illinois lady who never knew
what health was until she reached her
70th year presents an unusually con
vincing case of the power of proper
food. She says:
"I am 74 years old this fall and I
never had good health that I can re
member since I was a child until I
commenced to use Grape-Nuts four
"From the very first I could feel a
vast improvement and now in four
years I have gained so that I do all
my own work, and feel I cannot say
too much in favor of Grape-Nuts and
^w-fcat this grand food has done for me
as old as I am.
"I have recommended Grape-Nuts
to several and they all have been
i benefited by it." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
The power of proper food (which
means food that the stomach will di
gest and at the same time yields, the
all-necessary nutriment) is almost un
limited and that's the reason 10 days'
trial of Grape-Nuts often works y.
Look for the famous little book,
THE RAILWAY BY^THE LIAO TUHToV^TORTY.niLE FROM CHIEF,OT ^TATP ^ELBCrrH ^TRATEQIC ijwfnfflffl THE'VALU
sive and impetuous Japanese will be
taught a lesson that they and the rest
of the world will not soon forget,
The rigid consorship imposed upOiV^&w York Sun Special Service
all news from the far east completely
masks the movement of Russian I
troops and the plans of those in com
mand, but, what is being done is evi
dently satisfactory to the authorities
here. They say that the preliminary
sea victories of the Japanese Will be
speedily forgotten when Russia's time
comes to act.
"Russia can afford to wait," is a
common expression heard here.
Moreover, the excessively severe
winter weather at the scene of war
also fights on the side of the czar's
legions as it did in' the day of Na
poleon, when the Russian proverb,
"January, February and March are
among the emperor's ablest gener-
als," was coined.
Monday" reached the line of the Chi
nese frontier army. They say that a
few days will witness the complete
denudation of the peninsula of its
They state that the northbound
trains are packed with people who
fear that the area between Niu-chuang
and Port Arthur will shortly be battle
All the roads in the peninsula
swarm with refugees trying to escape
from the scene of the expected en
counter of the land forces. Snow is
The cold is increasing the scenes
of distress among the migrating
thousands and unnerving even the
people who are traveling in vehicles,
with ample provisions and blankets.
It is said that the country from
the head of the Liao-tung gulf is
swarming with Japanese scouts.
Every movement is made with the ut
most secrecy. Mobilization plans are I spent."
strictly guarded. Further naval en
gagements are expected.
Preparations are being made for
giving a hearty reception to the Brit
ish and Italian sailors who successful
ly brought over the two new warships.
These men were ignorant of the
breaking out of war untU so informed
by the Japanese crews that went to
take over the vessels.
One noted native millionaire is said
to have given 2,00.0,000 yen ($1,000,-
000) for the war fund.
WHEELER PICKS JAPAN
General Does Not See How Russia Can
Triumph Over Foe.
New York Sun Special Servioe.
Washington, Feb. 18.General Joe
Wheeler, in discussing the Japanese
Russian war, said:
I do not see how the Japanese could
fail to be victorious in the end, unless
Russia decides to utilize her entire re
sources. Japan can place sufficient men
in Manchuria to defeat the Russian armies
at various points and then destroy the
railroad, which is essential to Russian
Japan now is in command of the sea.
and supplies cannot reach the Russians
oxoept by railroad, which must be pro
tected at a great expense by a large num
ber of soldiers.
No one can tell what will be the out
come to the war if Russia determines
to use ah her resources, but disaster is
in store for Russia for months to come.
I cannot believe the czar's government
has enough men to care for its railroad
and meet the invading forces of Japan.
England Buying Warships. Wm
Valparaiso, Chile, Feb.: 18.L%
Union, a clerical paper, intimates that able difficulties
negotiations are being carried on for
the sale of more warships to England,
adding that all Is now a question of
agreeing to the price.
AMERICANS AID JAPS
Consul inJNew York Receives Thirty
New York Sun Special Service,
New York, Feb. 17.The Japanese
consul received to-day thirty-three
contributions to the benevolent fund
for the Japanese soldiers and nineteen
for the Red Cross Society. The big
gest check Avas for $500.
A Japanese servant called with a
contribution of $25, which he wished
to make in the name of an American
woman. The consul at first wished to
reject it, but the boy with tears in
his eyes said the money was entrusted
to him. by the woman who had em
ployed him that she had been dead
several years and that on giving him
the money she had said:
"Some day Japan will go to war with
Russia and need money. I wish you
to keep this until your country is in
need of funds."
The money was then accepted and
applied -to the benevolent fund for the
soldiders. This fund is intended to yr
aiish comforts tand reading ^matter,
pecially to the sick.
London, Feb. 18.The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Express
I learn from official sources
the news of a dramatic sequel to
the Russian disaster at. Port
Arthur on Feb. 9.
After the attack by the Japan
ese, Viceroy Alexieff summoned
before him the Russian officers
whose negligence was the main
cause of defeat.
After examining them as to
their conduct, Alexieff decided
that a lieutenant among them was
most culpably guilty.
It is declared that Alexieff drew
revolver and shot the young of
ficer dead before his comrades.
The lieutenant had taken a
party of officers ashore on a tor
pedo boat, whereas he should
have been on guard outside the
RUSSIA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
War Office Willing to Enlist Men With
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.The gen
eral staff announced to-day that the
war office is willing to accept volun
teers for service in the far east. They
must be under 40 years of age and
have had military training. The vol
unteers will be enrolled in the reserve
battalions under Viceroy Alexieff.
No official announcement or the
disaster off Chemulpho, Korea, has
set been made here, altho the papers
are printing stories of the loss of the
Variag and Korietz.
The St. Petersburg Gazette asks.
"What are we going to do with the
millions subscribed for the navy? and
"We cannot patch up a useless gai
ment. Let us start afresh. Let the
people decide how the money is to be
Count Orloff Davkdoff, the philan
thropist and close friend of the late
Czar Alexander III., has given $500,-
000 to the Red Cross society, $100,000
for the immediate use of the so
ciety, $200,000 for a hospital for
wounded sailors and soldiers and
$200,000 for a school for orphans of
The Korean minister announces that
altho 36,000 Korean troops are sta
tioned about Seoul his government
preferred not to take up arms against
Japan because Korea is neutral and
felt sure Russia would soon drive out
CHINESE GUARD FRONTIER
Defeated Belligerents Will Bis
armed by Imperial Troops.
Special to The Journal.
Tientsin, Feb. 18.Yuan Ship Kai,
commander-in-chief of the Chinese
imperial army and navy, has officially
informed the French general,, who is
the dean of the European diplomats,
imperial troops now at Pao-tin-fu to
Kinchou, near the head of Liao-tung
gulf and on the Shang-hai-kuan-Min-
thun railroad, to guard the frontier.
Fighting, Yuan Ship Kai added, will
not be alolwed in China- proper, and
the defaeted belligerents crossing the
frontier will be disarmed. It is be
lieved that troops are also moving
overland toward the.border.
EVENING 7 THE MmNEAPOM&lJtiURNAL. V^: 1"''
Photographs secured by London and Paris news
papers show some of the places for which Japan and
Russia are engaged in a deadly struggle to possess.
The Yalu river, shown in two of the pictures, forms the
boundary between Manchuria and Korea, and both sides
are hurrying large armies there. Antung is a little
Manchurian seaport at the mouth of the Yalu, and is
SCENES AlOUND THE YALTE RIVER^^rHEim THE LAND CAMPAIG N WILL CENTER
ALEXIEFF SLAYS OFFICER
Viceroy Shoots Lieutenant as Itfain
Cause of Defeat.
II^^IAHIMlLrrAKVABEnDQE.CVEF THE YAlXLKEVER 'PWK US. wowtaElira.usTMt*
The troops are being
sent in ordinary freight cars. Twenty
five men are on each car, with but a
small stove in the Renter to warm
Lake Baikal is being crossed on
sledges. Great delays are being ex
perienced, and many of the men have
Food is scarce/ inasmuch as the
Mongolian cattle have been plague
stricken since summer.
In Manchuria the Russians only
control the land within the range of
their rifles. The country has been
completely ravaged by the Chunchuses
or Chinese brigands.
War officials declare that any se
rious blockable in the line from Russia
to Manchuria is liable to put the
troops to awful suffering. The tem
perature ranges from $0 to 60 below
CZAR UNLUCKY WITH JAPS
Emperor Is 111 and Lays Trouble to
Special to The Journal.
Yemberg, Feb. *18.The newspaper
Slowo Polskie says the czar is ill and
exceedingly depressed over the war.
His maiesty was reentry* hieard to re
mark "I aTii',unaxclcjf.wWh
My Ill-luck 'begnNwhj5h I was czar
witch and was attacked by a Japanese
Russian Officials in New York Would
New York Sun Special Service,
New York, Feb. 17.The Russian
consul general, M. De Lodygenska, and
his staff are refusing all invitations to
public dinners and gatherings to avoid
embarrassment. That is why, says
Baron Schilling of the consulate staff,
neither Consul General, Count Tisen
hausen nor himself attended the Quill
"We think it is better," he added,
"not to appear at public affairs where
by any-ehance some .incident might oc
cur that would place us, as Russian
officials, in an embarrassing position.
As officials, we have nothing to do
with the state of feeling toward Rus-
Norris Newman Declares Russians
Refused to Recognize Pass.
New Yors Sun Special Service.
Shan-hai-kuan, Feb. 17.I attempt
ed to leave Niu-chuang to cross in
order to reach Liao-yang, where I
expected to join the Russian force
under General Krastalinski en route
for the Yalu.
Notwithstanding a properly made
out pass, I was arrested by Cossacks
and obliged to return to Niu-chuang,
the Russians even forbidding me to
travel in consequence of reports of
projected Japanese landing here
I arrived here yesterday in order
to examine the position. The shore
is lined with drift ice and it is impos
sible to land anywhere at present ex
cept at Chin-wang-tao, which is a
neutral port. The Russian officials
are sending their families away by
this route, as the Siberian railway line
is closed both to civilian and post.
RUSSIAN TROOPS SUFFER
Soldiers Hurried East in Freight Cars
During Cold Wave.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.The Rus
sian troops being sent, to the far eagt
are encountering almost itisurmount-
TAKE ENVOY TO ALEXIEFF
Japs Capture Korean Sent Jo Get
Troops for Seoul.
Seoul, Feb. ,18.-A.,'special envoy
sent by the Korean government to ar
range with Vioeroy Alexieff for troops
to come to Seoul was captured by
Japanese off Port Arthur. Documents
found in his possession established the
character of his mission.
Warships- Pass Gotland.
Copenhagen, Feb. 18.A dispatch
has been received here from Wisby,
Island of Gotland, that six Russian
warships passed the island to-day, go
Port Arthur Cable Cut.
Chi-fu, Feb. 18.The Port Arthur
and Chi-fu cable was cut yesterday.
Pleske Gets New Post.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.M. Pleske
has been relieved from his temporary
"post of minister of finance and trans
ferred to the council of the empire.
Tor Coughs and Colds, children take Piso's
Cuie without objection. At all druggists. 25c.
Calumet, Mich., Feb. 18.Domonic Men
ardl, an Italian residing alone In a shanty
at Franklin, was found frozen to death
in his bedroom this morning. He had
lived alone in the hut twenty years.
3,000 Russians on Yalu.
Seoul, Feb. 18.Three thousand
Russian troops are-reported to be en
camped on the Yalu river opposite
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one of the ports to which the United States government
recently appointed consuls, acting under its newly niade
commercial treaty with China, the legal owner of Man
churia. The Russian Siberian railway terminating at
Port Arthur, is of vital importance in carrying sup
plies to the czar's army in the far east, and several at
tempts to cut it have been made by the Japanese.
DEATH OF HANNA
RATIFICATION O TREATY EX-
Vote to Be Taken Next Tuesday
Success of the Project Largely Due
to the Late SenatorCharged with
Improper Motives, Lived Down
New York Sun Special Service.
Washington, Feb. 18.The ratifica
tion of the Panama^ canal treaty has
been hastened rather than delayed by
the death of Senator Hanna. All the
weight of his great personal influence
has been thrown in its behalf for
more than a year. Senator Hanna be
came convinced it was easier to build
the canal by way of Panama than by
way of Nicaragua. He opposed
Nicaragua and subjected himself to
severe criticism by those who could
not be made to believe his motives
were entirely pure.
Relied on People's Good Sense.
Since the mud-slinging of the Mc
Kinley campaign Senator Hanna has
been subjected to few such trials as
those which followed his advocacy of
the Panama route for a canal between
the two oceans. He lived down these
slanders exactly as he lived down
those of 1896, by attending to his
business, by remaining steadfast in
the purpose with which he started out,
and by relying upon time and the
good sense of the people to justify
When Mark Hanna took up the
Panama canal there were few others
in Washington to talk on the same
side except half a dozen people who
were generally'supposed to be needy
and unreliable adventurers.
Mr. Hanna believed thoroly in the
Panama canal and held constant con
ferences with representatives of the
French company, and it is undoubt
edly true the American people owe
it to Senator Hanna more than to any
other an that the canal across the
isthmus is now so nearly an accom
Popular with Democrats.
Mr. Hanna was a popular man on
the democratic side of the senate. The
reaction in his favor after ^t was once
demonstrated he was not a mere
boodler, but was a business man and
a gentleman in politics, was more pro
nounced in the senate than anywhere
else. His personal influence had a
great deal to do with the collapse of
the democratic opposition to the
The senate has already agreed to
take a vote next Tuesday, and as the
result of the extraordinary devotion
of the democratic senators to the
memory of Senator Hanna, they will
do nothing to embarrass the adminis
tration in any way until the vote is
CLOTHING FACTORY STARTS
Special to The 'journal.
Stillwater, Minn., Feb. IS.The new
clothing factory of Kolliner Bros. & New
man has been started with a force of
twenty, which will be increased to fifty
The Hamm Brewing company of St.
Paul has purchased the block on South
Main street owned by the Dordthy Evans
estate and occupied by John Oliver, dealer
in furniture. The building will be con
verted into a saloon and Mr. Oliver will
move into -the brick block on the opposite
.side of the street.
William Kennemann, Ions in the hard
ware business here, is about to move to
Canada.News has been received of the
death in Germany of Joseph Rohrttack, a
brother of Abe Rohrhack of this city.
Mrs. Rachel Bourne is in a critical condi
tion from the effects of an operation.
The Victoria bowling team came from St.
Paul last night and was defeated in
straight games by the Kenyons.Jerome
Deragisch is about to open a bottling es
tablishment in Stillwater.
FEBRUARY 18, 1904
WE #E*T^ WJU*^^ 1
BIER OF HANNA
Remains of Senator Borne on
Funeral Train from Washing
ton to Cleveland.
Crowds Gather Around Chamber
of Commerce, Where Body
Lies in State.
Catafalque on Which President
McKinley's Remains Lay Bears
Body of Friend.
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 18.All that
remains mortal of the late Senator
Marcus A. Hanna arrived in this, his
home city, to-day, over the Pennsyl
A large crowd was assembled about
President Closes Offices.
Washington, Feb. 18.President
Roosevelt to-day issued the following
order: "As a mark of respect to the
memory of Hon. Marcus A. Hanna,
late senator from the state of Ohio,
it is hereby ordered that all federal
offices in Ohio be closed during the
hours of the funeral to-morrow, Fri
day, the 19th inst."
RUSSIA DECLARES LAND OPERATIONS
WILL BE DELAYED FOR SOME TIME.
Train Reaches Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Feb. 18.The train bear
ing the remains of Senator Hanna ar
rived at the union station at 7 o'clock
this morning, and thirty-five minutes
later continued on its journey to
Cleveland. On account of the early
hour and cold weather but few per
sons were at the station.
x Governor's Staff on Board.
-Alliance, Ohio, Feb. 18.The spe
cial train bearing the remains of the
late Senator M. A. Hanna slowly
pulled into the Pennsylvania station
here at 9:10 a. m. to-day and de
parted after a brief stop. A large
number of persons were at the station
silently to pay their respects to the
At Salem, near the state line, the
governor's staff boarded the train to
accompany the funeral party to Cleve
At Ravenna the train was stopped
to take on board a committee from
Cleveland, headed by General George
S Petersburg, Feb. 18.An official proclamation explaining the unpre-
pa'redness of Russia for war and the necessity for the exercise of patience by
her people has been issued here. It is as follows:
"Eight days have now elapsed since all Russia was shaken with profound
indignation against an enemy who suddenly broke off negotiations and by a
treacherous attack endeavored to obtain an easy success,in a war long desired.
The Russian nation with natural impatience desires prompt vengeance.
"The unity and strength of the Russian people leave no room for doubt
that Japan will receive the chastisement she deserves. The distance of the
territory and the desire of the emperor to maintain peace were the causes of
the impossibility of more complete and earlier preparations for war.
"Much time is now necessary in order to strike at Japan, but it is
worthy of the dignity and might of Russia, while sparing as much-as pos-
sible ,the shedding of blood of her children, to inflict just chastisement upon
the nation which has provoked the struggle.
"Operations -on land must not be expected fop some time yet, and we can-
not obtain early news from the theater of war. The *useless shedding of blood
is unworthy the greatness and power of Russia.**^ v,
the train arrived mor than a
half hour earlier than had been ex
The people stood patiently and com
plained not of the cold and gave the
police little trouble. The grounds
were surrounded by a triple cordon of
police and none save those entitled to
be there were allowed to enter.
At Salem, members of Governor
Herrick's staff, joined the funeral
party, of which the governor had been
a member from Washington. Near the
state line, Governor Herrick, in the
name of the commonwealth, extended
to the bereaved family the condolence
of all Ohio.
When the train came to a stop, the
first to leave it was Governor Herrick.
The Chamber of Commerce committee
soon alighted, followed by members
of the funeral party.
The family and immediate friends
who occupied the private car were last
to leave the train and they immedi
ately entered carriages and were driv
en to the home of Dan R. Hanna.
The train pulled forward when all
had alighted until the car containing
the dead statesman was Immediately
opposite the waiting-room.
The handsome black casket, com
pletely covered with flowers, was
gently taken from the car thru one of
the large windows by trainmen and re
ceived by the pallbearers, who carried
the body thru the station and deposit
ed it in the funeral car.
The cortege, headed by a platoon of
police, followed by Troop A on black
horses, moved for the Chamber of
Commerce building, where the body
will lie in state until Friday noon.
At the Chamber of Commerce build
ing an immense crowd awaited the
coming of the cortege. The Chamber
auditorium, where the body now lies
in state, is mqst appropriately set for
Beneath the canopy stands the cat
afalque upon which rested the remains
of President McKinley at Canton. As
lifelong friends and companions, it was
thought fitting that the same bier
should be used for Senator Hanna that
did service for President McKinley.
When the doors were finally opened
the crowd numbered close to 3.000
persons, the line stretching out for a
block and a half.
They walked quickly in past two
lines of soldiers from the four com
panies of the engineer corps of the
Ohio National Guards, who will be on
guard while the body lies in state.
At the foot of the casket the line is
divided, people passing on either side
of the casket and out and thru doors
at the opposite sides of the auditorium.
POKES FUN AT
New York Tribune Decries His
Imagination as Too Vivid
Notes from Washington.
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 18.T3he New
York Tribune to-day devotes its lead
ing editorial to a discussion of the
speech made by C. A. Towne in that
city the night before last. The Tribune
thinks Mr. Towne has a too vivid
imagination when it comes to dealing
with republican policies anjr republi
can leaders, and after poking fun at
speech as a whole, winds up as fol
We have no reason to doubt that Mr.
Towne's heart beats warmly for his native
land, but he is a profuse talker. In torrid
weather he blows off steam to avoid burst
ing, and in winter he turns on the tap like
a thrifty housewife for the same reason.
From his own personal point of view that
may be judicious, but he ougjht not to for
get that he owes something to the rest of
J. J. Hill's Interest in Clergue.
J. J. Hill was here yesterday to at
tend Senator Hanna's funeral services
and in the evening went to Philadel
phia, where he is spending the day
Newspapers in that city are trying to
explain his visit on the theory that he
wants to discuss the merger case with
John G. Johnson, one of the merger
counsel, but Mr. Hill, in an interview,
savs his trip to Philadelphia is on pri
vate business matters and not con
nected with the merger. One rumor is
that this private business has to do
with the old "Clergue situation at the
Soo and that Hill may be thinking of
interesting himself in the Clergue
Purdy's Maiden Effort Applauded.
Yesterday evening M. D. Purdy
wound up his two days' speech for the
government in the Machen case. It
is regarded here as a very strong pre
sentation of the government's conten
tions in the postoffice cases and
Purdy is being warmly congratulated
over this, his maiden effort, his new
post as assistant attorney general.
Guy Eat on at Capital
Guy A. Eaton, representing land at
torneys and dealers of Duluth, is in
Washington to lay before the Minne
sota delegation a proposition for the
amendment of bills now pending in
both houses which aim to prohibit the
location of forestry reserve land scrip
on other public lands. It appears that
Duluth land men have acquired and
subsequently sold a lot of soldiers'
additional scrip, which has been de
clared invalid by the land office when
innocent holders located it on public
Mr. Eaton wants the proposed acts
amended so as to permit the substitu
tion of forestry scrip for this voided
soldiers' scrip, for the protection of
innocent purchasers. He is also ur
ging the passage of Representative
Bede's bill permitting a contest over
state swamp lands, with an amend
ment that it shall apply only to pend
ing and future selections. He will see
the navy department officials while
here and try to secure some equip
ment for a new naval battalion just
organized at Duluth.
Will Sign Red Lake Bill.
Senator Clapp had a conference
with Acting Attorney General Hoyt to
dav and about the Red Lake bill. He
pointed out the absurdity of the claims
of the interior department that a con
spiracv among prospective entry-men
is possible, under the terms of the bill
and is confident that the president will
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We still have on our hands about
200 pairs of ladies' warm lined
slippers. We don't want to carry
them into next season. They are
69c, 98c, $1.25 and $1.48 values.
There are some very pretty pat
terns in the lot. The sizes rbn 3
to 5%, none larger. You can have
your pick to-morrow, at pair,