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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
THURSDAY. MARCH 30, 1899.
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FORECAST FOR TODAY.
Minnesota Generally fair; north winds.
The Dakotas- Cloudy, probably snow:
lowa Rain or snow; north winds.
Montana Snow, followed by clearing;
Wisconsin increasing cloudiness; prob
ably rain or snow; brisk north winds.
Yesterday's observations, taken by the
I'nited Suites weather bureau, St. Paul.
I- }■'. Lyons observer, for the twenty-four
hours ended at I o'clock last night.
Barometer corrected for temperature and
Highest temperature 26
i.nw. .--t temperature 15
Average temperature 20 J
Daily range 11
Precipitation Trace j
7 (". m.. temperature 23'
7 p. m., wind, northwest; weather, partly
Yesterday's observations, taken by tlie
United States weather bureau, Washing
ton. IV «'.
Temperature. l Temperature. ■
Hig!i.*Bpm. High.*Spm. !
Calgary 22 201 Boston 41 32
BaOleford ...16 16 Buffalo 2ti 24 I
Bismarck ....20 hVChieago 32 32'
iMiluth _'-» 22, Cincinnati ...46 42 j
Edmonton ...30 ZOlDenver 36 30!
Havre It UlDetroit 28 26
Helena 42 lo Jacksonville 54 52
Huron 22 IS Los Angeles..*) 56
Medicine Hat. 2o 16 New Orleans. sß 52
Pinee Alb' t. .22 IS Xew York ...40 34'
Qu'Appelle ...20 12 Philadelphia .42 36
Swift Cur'nt.._n 12 San Fran — 52 52 1
Williston 16 12 St. Louis 54 50
Winnipeg 22 10 Washington .44 38
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul
til IT MONKEYING.
Th^ legislature is palpably "playing
horse" witli some of the matters to which
Gov. Lind directed its attention as need
ing reformation. There is the matter of
tlie fee officers, the surveyors general of
logs, with fees running up into the thou
sands and no greater ability required for
the place than an eighth grade boy pos
sesses. Then there is the inspector of
nils, an offlce that pays some $30,0*i0 and
requires abilities that a fifth grade boy
would !)•■ ashamed not to have. And
there is the clerk of the supreme court,
whose arduous labors, mostly performed
I y clerks, get a compensation exceeding
that of the governor or the chief justice.
And then there is the spectacle of those
members of the state board of health with
their salaries computed on the double and
treble entry plan. All these matters have
been open scandals for years, but no gov
ernor -ver directed your attention to
them, and now that one has, one who be
lieves thai the public interests are super
rior to the party's campaign fund, what
;rrc you going to do about it, gentlemen? I
Will you '-are to have your party go into
ihe nr-xi campaign with your turn-down
of these recommendations?
Then there is the matter of the sugar
bounty, with the senate on record for its
abolition and the house whip-sawing the
Batz bill with the Roberts pretense of in
tention i.j cut the tail off, but with the
real purpose to kill both bills and leave
the papsuckers with their pull on the
treasury. Gov. Lind very plainly asked for
the repeal of the law and the abandon
ment of the bounty-giving policy. The
-.ment of the state, regardless of
party, excepting the parties who got that
$20,000 and some farmers who think they
gel rich raising beets, ls against
bounty giving, the taking of money by
force from all to be given to a few to
help them run a business which, they say,
would be profitless without it. We must
also except men like Stivers and Yale,
who are in favor of taking other people*;.
money ami giving it to someone else, but
would decline to put their hands into
• their own pockets to help make sugar or
anything else. We must also except those
Republicans in the senate who thought
they could lake the wind out of the gov
ernor's sails by voting for the Batz bill
with the understanding that it would get
scuttled in the house. But with these in
significanl exceptions the general sentl
menl is with the governor.
Now wh.ii are you going to do about
these matters? Monkey with them to
find, next year, that they are buzz saws?
Smother the bills putting the surveyors
and inspector and clerk on a salary basis
with the expectation that your kind will
gel In in 1901 and that you will need their
fat contributions to the campaign fisc?
Continue the sugar bounty and have the
treasury pulled for a hundred or two
thousand before another legislature
meets? Do you care to take the responsi
bility oi defeating the sensible requests I
of Gov. Lind? Do you think you are J
Btrong enough to run the risk of carrying
th se burdens through another campaign?
Well, if you do, we can only quote and
apply to you Blame's advice to the Mc-
Klnleyites: "Go on with your driveling
CLEAN THE STREETS.
The great quantity of snow that has
rallen this winter and the unusual quan
-1"' th - i; remains upon our streets, taken
In connection with the slow advance of
spring and the probable sudden coming
of warm weather, promise a situation
that v. ill have something in it more
serious than the inconvenience of deep
slush when the melting comes. There
will be the winters accumulation of
filth mixed with the slush to make pe
aestrianism a wallow, and, what Is
more Important! to make easier the ap
proaches of disease. Money spent now In
-emovfr.g the deposits will be an invest
ment in thai, ounce of prevention that is
worth a pound of cure.
ihere are fools in legislatures and. oc
casfonaily, there are fool legislatures.
On* of lhe lattei^sat in California this
Winter and has Just made up Its record.
Among its acts is one requiring every
article in print, that reflects upon the
character or reputation of any person,
lL'ing or dead, to be signed by the writer.
This is California's contribution to the
library of dead letters.
A HI'.KKDITAKV FKIt.HT.
St. Paul has had another scare and got
over it. A negro sleeping-car porter came
home and down wilh the smallpox. Ho
generously shared his disease with sev
eral of his associates. Tlie facts were
printed by the papers. Then began a
scare that, had it not been so real, arid
had it not been attended with the trans
fer of so many good dollars from pocket*
that needed them to others that needed
them less, would be positively ludicrous.
Rumor, tlie old busybody, immediately
set her tongue wagging at a furious rate.
She said they said there were cases of
smallpox all over the city; ln residences
in flats, and that the doctors were conniv
ing with patients to have the facts sup
pressed. Mysterious hints were thrown
out that the hospitals were treating cases
privately and secretly. And the school
board caught the panic and forthwith
decreed that no child should be allowed
to enter school next Monday who had not
been vaccinated within five years.
To what can this timidity be ascribed?
It is not because of the fatality of the
disease, for. with modern therapeutics. It
yields readily. "I would far rather my
child should have the smallpox than the
diphtheria," is the judgment of one of the
best medical men of the city. Vaccina
tion has been so universal that the cases
where the disease becomes anything more
virulent than varioloid are very rare. It
is not as infectious as scarlet fever, diph
theria or any other contagious disease.
Then why is it thai, a city of a hundred
and fifty thousand people had nervous
lits when a single case of smallpox broke
out, and when, as a matter of fact, as
Health Commissioner Ohage assures us.
there were but seven cases in all, and no
deaths among them?
It can be due to nothing but the tenac
ity with which events that have made
deep impressions upon the consciousness
of our ancestors maintain their hold upon
their descendants, forming part of their
subconscious selves, responding automat
ically to an alarm, and overthrowing rea
son and will. The horrors of this disease,
even two generations ago, cannot be con
ceived by those who have had experience
with the disease in recent years. The
treatment was barbarous, both pathologi
cally and therapeutically, while the nurs
ing and care, where the malady became
epidemic, was almost wholly wanting.
Patients were either hustled off to a
pest house— the very name indicates the
horror of the disease— or, frequently de
serted, were left to take care of them
selves as best they might. Fifty years
ago the scarred and pitted faces of sur
vivors were frequently met with. All this
is changed. The treatment, the care, the
precautions taken and the preventives
used have robbed the disease, whose ap
pearance in a community fifty years ago
spread universal panic, of Its virulence, its
loathsomeness and its fatalism, but the
dread runs in the blood of the descend
ants and they tremble before its advent
with a fear as real as that for whicn
their forbears had so good cause, lt
will take several generations to wear off
the impressions of heredity.
.IOSKPH ME1311.1/S HEART. .
It was with a thrill of delight that
every working newspaper man read the
will of Joseph Medill, the great Chicago
journalist who died a few days ago. Mr.
Medill did not leave all his millions to
his immediate family, but remembered a
large number of the men on the Chi
cago Tribune who have given their lives
to the work of making that newspaper
the splendid financial and newspaper suc
cess that it is. Mr. Medill's recognition of
these faithful workers marks him as a
man of not only great head, but great
Mr. Mr dill also did another thing to
endear him to the newspaper men of
this and future ages in leaving money
for the erection of a bronze statue ln one
cf the parks of Chicago to Benjamin
Franklin, the flrst great American editor.
Many of the trusts are engaged in the'
production of articles which are free of
duty.— Pioneer Press.
We cheerfully concede to the Pioneer
Press a greater intimacy with the trusts
than we enjoy, and hesitate to express
a doubt of the accuracy of the foregoing
assertion. Still we would esteem it a
personal favor if our contemporary
would name the trusts whose products
are free of duty, and we doubt not it
would also gratify a large number of its
own readers by so doing.
William K. Vanderbilt has given his
son, William K. Vanderbilt Jr., $10,000,000.
There seems to be no intention on the
part of any of the Vanderbilts to start
off their offspring penniless at the foot
of the ladder.
Minneapolis used 4,fK)0,000 gallons more
water than usual the last two months.
What does the Flour City drink all the
afternoon that it has to have so much
water in the evening?
J. Waldere Kirk, the king of dudes,
has married the Baroness Blanc. It is
1 still an open question, though, as to
which of them drew the blank.
And then, again, perhaps the weather
clerk has got so used to predicting snow
that he does It iys a matter of course.
Secretary Alger has gone to Cienfue
gos. Can't we keep him in Cuba by
making him mayor of that town?
At any rate, everybody will be glad to
know that this style of March will not
be fashionable after tomorrow.
A Frenchman has invented a telephone
which can shout. It may be the cor
rect thing at revivals, later.
Mr. Jefferson, you see what you get
for being born on the 13th of the month.
Trinity college sophomores are on a
strike; a sort of three times and out.
Anyhow, the Filipino* rebels beat the
Americans every time in a foot race.
The makers of automobiles have not
asked for a stable government.
Sarah Bernhardt has told her own life
story— some of lt.
The bicyclist fs doing everything else
Just now the Easter bonnet ian't moult-
THE ST. PAUL Gfc^-%,^ 1399.
AT THE THEATERS.
The sale of seats for the engagement
of Mme. Helene Modjeska at the Metro
politan opera house Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of next week opens at the
box offlce today. The repertory has been
arranged as folows: Thursday evening,
"Mary Stuart;" Friday evening and Sat
urday matinee. "Antony and Cleopatra,"
and Saturday evening, "Macbeth." In
deference to numerous requests the man
agement decided to give two perform
ances of Shakespeare's "Antony and
The sale of seats for all of next week's
attractions opens at the Metropolitan
opera house this morning. This includes
Sousa's band Sunday, Sol Smith Russell
ln "Hon. John Grigsby." and Mme. Mod
jeska in repertory Thursday, Friday and
Sousa has culled this music judiciously,
has himself contributed to it many works
of genuine distinction in their way, and
always of spontaneous vigor and melodic
freshness, and thereupon he has succeed
ed In elevating this standard beyond its
average possibilities, and in giving the
public programmes which the old mili
tary band lover And.-- yet within his ken.
while the musician need not feel ashamed
to enjoy anything so efficiently and ar
The new play by Charles Klein, in
which Sol Smith Russell will appear next
week at the Metropolitan, gives Mr. Rus
sell one of the finest opportunities he has
had in years, and judging by the way in
which it has been received the character
of "Hon. John Grigsby" will remain on
the stage for some time.
Martin Tripp, the sedate school mis
tress, quaintly humorous Deacon Tidd
and all of the other Interesting people of
Hoyt's "A Midnight Bell" are more than
entertaining theater-goers the present
week at the Grand. Large audiences are
the rule, and deservedly so, for the pro
duction Is one of the best of the comedy
ever given here. Those who enjoy the
Hoytian comedies will find much that Is
bright and entertaining in this comedy.
The cast of '-Through the Breakers,"
the Grand's attraction for the coming
week, is made up of the following well
known players: Maude Banks, Hope
Booth, Sol Aiken, James Bevins, George
De Long, J. H. Cossar. Walter Saymour
and others. The scenery is elaborate and
costly, a feature being a most elaborate
representation of a storm at sea and the
passing of a large ship und^r full sail.
HOW TO TAKE THE CENSUS.
Chicago Times -Herald.
The present system of taking the cen
sus Is about as near being crude as it is
possible for the finite mind to conceive.
And, if it were operated by any other
institution than the great and glorious
United States, it would be abandoned
before a citizen were enumerated.
It requires nearly a decade to take the
census of the United States and territo
ries. If energetic intelligence marked
the work, the whole job would be com
pleted ln a week. Of course, to accom
plish this would necessitate a radical
change in methods, but it would pay in
Take, for an example, the work of ob
taining the voting strength of a political
party as practiced successfully by both
organizations in Chicago. Under the
system devised by the managers, the
whole city of Chicago is canvassed and
the returns are sent to headquarters in
a week. The captains of precincts are
told to go out and find the party's nu
merical strength. Though handicapped
by many obstacles, these faithful servants
of a political machine perform this work
in the time allotted, with a degree of
accuracy that is remarkable.
Suppose the federal government, fol
lowing this system, should appoint one
man or several men, if necessary, to
enumerate the population of a precinct.
He or they would report to an official
corresponding in authority to the politi
cal ward boss. He, in turn, would report
to the chief census official of the city,
just as the captain of the political ward;
club .reports to the executive committee
of his party. If his position in the fu-.
ture depended on his efficiency and
promptness, the population of Chicago
could be in the hands of the census bu
reau in Washington within a week after
the work began.
This system would be an improvement
over the present rule ln more ways than
one -of expediency. It would make lm"j
possible the spoils-gains, which Is a prom
inent feature of the existing system.
Moreover, the census would be published
in time to be of some service to the living
generation, which is more than can be
said of the census taken under the laws
Wright County Times.
The editorial articles in the St. Paul
Pioneer Press recently read like some of
the alleged anarchistic effusions of the
Populist press whenever it gets after the
trusts and combines. What on earth aro
we coming to when so staid and orthodox
a Republican paper as the Press is takes
such a stand? We are beginning to think
that the Times is not so un-Republican as
some of its rabid Republican contempora
ries try to make out.
Tawney Is Mentioned.
The people of this state, and especially
of the First district, ought to insist on
Tawney's staying out of the speakership
fight. A few people in the house who
couldn't have things as they wanted
them are opposing the man from Maine,
but with the people he Is generally pop
ular because he is generally right, and
that he is somewhat at variance wilh
some of the leaders is a good reason for
keeping him in the chair. Thus far the
house has sustained him. He, at best, is
only its servant, and can be reversed at
any time. Keep Tawney out and Reed
What Do<-» the President Think t
New York Evening Post.
Does the president really think that
there is no popular indignation about
this beef matter? Does he think that the
American people contemplate with cool
blood evidence, overwhelming and in
disputable, that many of their sons were
poisoned by the vile . tuff that his subor
dinates sent to them, and that many of
them died from that cause? Does he
think that the people hold a soldier's life
in less esteem than that of an ordinary
citizen? For weeks this city was kept In
a turmoil of excitement, and columns
wore published daily In the sensational
newspapers on the secret poisoning of a
single person. Yet nobody knows how
many soldiers Alger and Eaaran poisoned.
If the person guilty of the single instance
ln this city can be discovered, he may
have to give up his own life as the pen
alty. What has b«en the punishment of
Alger and Eagan? One remains secre
tary of war and is traveling on a pleas
ure trip to Cuba at the public expense,
where he may see the graves of his vic
tims, and the other is on a six years'
vacation as an army officer at full pay.
Sauk Rapids Free Press.
Isn't it pathetic to see a great newspa
per like the Pioneer Press, which day
after day in year after year has harped
upon the song of the American Indus
tries give a two-column exhortation to
the Republican party to immediately re
peal this protection in order to save the
country from the combinations of these
*WII_I_ TAKE HIS TIME.
President in Xo Hurry to Muster In
WASHINGTON. March 29,-It is stated
at the war department that the subject of
mustering in 85,400 volunteers aa permitted
In the army reorganization bill has not
been brought to the attention of the pres
ident either by Secretary of War Meik'.e
, John or by Adjt. Gen. Cbfbin. There ls no
intention to bring forward this question,
as with the troops already ordered to Ma
nila, and which it will take some months
to transport thither. Gen. Otis has all the
forces necessary to accomplish what is
cesired of him in the Philippines.
It Is stated at the war department that
Ihe greatest demsuid»*or the organization
of the 35,000 volifueers comes from the
men and the friends of men. who desire
places as officers. There are already many
applications on file, and not only men
who served with the state troops, but
those who have served lii staff positions
and have been mustered out are anxious
to again enter the service.
The authoritat*e .announcement has
been made that W president will not
organize this provisional army unless it
is needed. So far there is no demand
from Gen. Otis for more troops than are
now on their way to Manila. His last
call was for three batteries of light ar
tillery. These were placed at once under
orders for Manila and are on their way
to San Franclscoi They will sail about
the 16th of April. ' I
< outln iied from First Fuse.
sixty people were on board the boat when
the disaster occurred.
The officers of the Lee line in this city
were interviewed tonight. General Man
ager Robert E. Lee stated that he had
received telegraphic advices of the loss
of the vessel, but no details were at
He had no list of the passengers.
The Rowena Lee was built at Jeffer-
BOnville, Ind., five years ago, and was
valued at $50,000.
Withstood Musketry I"'lre for a Time,
but Artillery Wan Too Much.
MANILA, March 29 (Wednesday).—Af
ter a couple of hours of rest Gen. Mac-
Arthur's division pushed on across rice
fields and rivers, through the jungle,
without meeting any opposition, the ene
my flying from the villages of Taal, Ccat
and Bigaa, after burping them. Even the
town of Bulacan, the capital of the prov
ince, was burned and abandoned, al
though Gen. Mac Arthur passed miles to
the right. At 5 o'clock the enemy made
a stand In trenches half a mile beyond
Gulgulnto station, at a river crossing.
The Kansas and Pennsylvania regiments
immediately deployed, crossing the rail
road bridge under heavy flre, and at
tacked the enemy's position.
The rebels withstood the musketry flre
for half an hour, but the artillery dis
concerted them, and at the end of a
forty-five minute fight the insurgents
bolted towards the hills. Our loss was
two killed and twenty wounded. The
enemy's loss was severe. Gen. Mac-
Arthur went Into camp near Guiguinto
station at 6:30 o'clock, four miles from
RTJDYARD KIPLING'S FATHER.
He Hum Crossed the Ocean to Visit
His Sick Son.
NEW YORK, March 29.— A gray-whis
kered old man, small In stature, wearing
spectacles and a light tweed inverness,
landed from the White Star line steamer
Majestic today. The stranger gave his
name as J. Kipling, and in reply to a
chance question, said he was the father
of Rudyard Kipling. He said that he
had traveled across the ocean to see his
sick son, and. t.has, .upon reaching Quar
antine, he received a message that the
patient was rapidly improving. About
himself, the old gentleman declined to
speak, but, when the question of the
"Whiteman's Burden" was touched, he
"I live in a country place and, of
course, anything I could say regarding
expansion cannot be considered In any
sense official. But I can tell you how
the plain people of England think on the
subject. They are watching with the
most Intense interest every" move that
the United States is making in the Phil
ippines. They realize that, if the sur
plus of American products Is directed
toward the far east, it will be better for
them. They want the United States to
hold the colonies which it has wrested
from Spain, and open them up to the
business of the world."
After getting his luggage passed, Mr.
Kipling hurried to the Grenoble hotel.
He was at once taken to the room
where his son lies 111. Their meeting was
an affectionate one. The father was al
most overcome by emotion as he em
braced his son, and it was some few
minutes before he was quite calm enough
to converse. The father did not remain
more than half an hour. It was thought
best by the physicians and nurses not
to submit the son to a great strain, and
the elder Kipling readily acquiesced ln
the wisdom of this decision. He said he
would return to the hotel tomorrow
- MISPLACED HEART.
Skiagraph Taken Showing It to Re
on the Wrong Side.
WABASH, Ind., March 2-).— Elmer Brod
belt, the Kosciusko county man, whose
heart was found to be on his right side by
physicians in this city, last night lay for
an hour and five minutes under the X ray
apparatus while a skiagraph was obtain
ed of his queerly arranged organs.
This was the third attempt to get a
skiagraph of the misplaced heart as
shown by the X rays, the first two efforts
Last evening, however, a perfect nega
tive was obtained, and a number of copies
will be made. The negative shows the
heart far over to the right and the liver
on the left, while the spleen is also out
of position on the right side.
Oh, my little yaller Lily wid de freckles
'crost 'er nose,
An' 'er purty yaller ruffles roun' de
aidges of 'er clo'es.
She's my speckled tiger-lily,
An' I giggles tell I'm. silly
When she nods to me a-passin' f'om de
winder whar she sews.
An' I looks at my bare foots, an' at my
dirty gallus strings.
An' T knows de mules is waitin' fur me at
de cattle springs.
But wild horse-- couldn't hinder
Me from buzzin' to her winder.
An' a-sayin* 'bout a million dozen honey
softie things. '
o - ;
You may talk about you' daisy, you may
brag about yo' ipse,
But de spotted • tigeu-lil.^ is d e sweetest
flower dat -groves.
All de yetber blooms looks jaded,
An' dey colors, seems all faded,
When it curtsies to' de gvarden ln Its
/. '* i
Ef yon seen my Lily standin' on 'er lit
tle yaller toes
Out behind de cedars* whar de tlger-Hlles
'Cept'n dEtt de'gaLls taller,
An' de flowers' bonnets smaller,
You couldn't designate 'er when she's,
hangin' out 'er clo'es.
ii - i
Once*t I called->!her '"Tiger-Lily," dcs to
see de way she'd do,
An' she up an' 'spon', "1 ain't a bit mo'
yallerer 'n you."
An' wid dat she suds'ed me over,
Den she rolled me In do clover.
Oh, she's a tiger an' a lily, and a tiger
She's my tiger, tiger, tiger.
An' my lily— an' my li.lv—
She's my tiger,
An' my illy,
An* my tiger-lily too.
—Ruth McEnefy Stuart in Harper's.
SOLDIERS CALLED IN
KIOTOLS I'KOI EEDINUS IN THE
CHAMBER OF DEPI TIES AT
GALLERIES ORDERED CLEARED
Socialist Members Shouted to the
Potpulace (o Remain and the Ush
ers Met "WUH Such Resistance
That the Military Wei-.- Suu*._
moned ( liull- nx< * to l inlit n
BRUSSELLS, March 29.— There were
seme exciting scenes In the chamber of
deputies today in connection with the
discussion of the recent expulsion from
Belgium of a former priest named Char
bonnel, a native of France, whose lec
tures on socialism the authorities con
sidered objectionable. The Socialist mem
bers interpellated the government, and
the Rightists deputies tried to closure
the debate. This led to violent Socialist
protests, during which the speakers at
tacked the king and the government gen
erally, leading to much uproar.
Eventually, the president of the cham
ber declared the sitting suspended, and
the Socialists and Leftists resigned In a
body and rushed towards the Rightists,
flourishing their fists. Though actual
fighting was avoided, the uproar was
deafening. The most abusive epithets
were shouted, and the chairman presi
dent ordered the galleries to be cleared.
Thereupon the spectators appealed to the
Socialists, who told them to remain.
This caused some of the spectators to
clear the galleries, resulting in a series
of exciting scuffles.
In the meanwhile the deputies on the
floor continued to vituperate, but the
house was eventually cleared and the
sitting was suspended for an hour, dur
ing which M. Bethune, a member of the
Right, and M. Journez, Socialist, ex
changed challenges to fight a duel.
THAT CUBAN DEBT.
Spain Will Pay Only so Much as
LONDON, March 30.— The Madrid cor
respondent of the Standard says:
"The decree fixing a credit for the pay
ment of the Interest on the Cuban <ebt
declares that Spain holds herself bound
In honor for the loans, but she still con
siders she has the right to olalrn from
the parties who have taken over Cuban
sovereignty the execution of all obliga
tions and hypothecary guarantee of Cu
ban loans, if obtainable. The action has
been foreshadowed. The whole question
of the amoriesation of the Cuban debt
will shortly be submitted to the cortes
as absorbing credits destined for other
service. The publication of the decree
made a sensation, as it was the first in
timation that sacrifices would be de
manded of the bondholders."
Experiments With Marconi's System
Between Dover and Boulogne.
LONDON, March 28.— France and Eng
land today had successful exhibitions to
day of wireless telegraphy.
The experiments were with Marconi's
system between Dover and Boulogne, in
the presence of a committee of the French
A message sent to England by Marconi
was promptly answered from Dover.
There was not the slightest hitch.
Messages were passed and repassed
quickly and easily.
AFRAID OF AMERICA,
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
on Future Possibilities.
LONDON, March 29.— At a meeting of
the Birmingham chamber of commerce
today a report was presented in which
impressive reference was made to the
competition threatened by the colonizing
pollcy of the United States, and the suc
cess of the Americans in getting con
tracts for rails and the like. The report
added that if the United States imposed
a prohibitory tariff in the West Indies,
Birmingham would feel the loss of trade
WOXDERFII, TELKf-R A PHY.
Inventor Mareonl May Report
American Cup Races.
LONDON, March 20.— According to a
dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from
Dover, Signor Marconi, whose success
ful experiments with wireless telegraphy
across the Strait of Dover has excited
the liveliest interest, says he has received
an offer to report the America's cup races
for certain American newspapers. He
considers that he could flash messages
across the Atlantic if he had Eifel towers
on each side.
HIS AWFUL FATE.
l.lcut. Bell Captured anil Eaten by
LONDON. March 30.— The Liverpool
correspondent of the Daily Mall tele
graphs that news has been received of
the terrible fate of Lieut. Bell, a British
officer with the Belgian troops In the
Congo free state. He was captured by
the natives, in a fierce fight, and after
wards killed and eaten.
Filipino Commissioner iv Mudrld to
MADRID, March 29.— A Filipino com
missioner to negotiate for the release of
the Spanish prisoners in the hands of the
Filipinos reached here today.
Sugar Bounties Conference.
LONDON, March 29.— According to the
Paris correspondent of the Dally Mall,
there are good prospects of the reassem
bling next May of the iiiternational con
ference regarding sugar bounties. France,
it is said, is now agreeable to conces
sions that would lead up to the abolition
of bounties by Germany, Austria and
READY FOR SH.XATI RE.
Draft ott Convention Between Eng.
land and Russia in China.
LONDON, March 29.— The Daily Graph
ic announces that the Marquis of Salis
bury has approved the draft of the con
vention dealing with the British and Rus
sian spheres of influence in China, and
that the convention awaits signature.
Wounded in n Duel.
LONDON. March 30.— A dispatch to the
Daily News from Vienna says that Prince
Croy Duelman, cousin of Archduchess
Isabel a.nd a first lieutenant of dragoons,
has been dangerously wounded in a duel
with his colonel at Pardubitz, Bohemia.
DEFEND THE CASHIER.
Memphis Bank Officials Have Cmnii
dence ln Mr. Armstrong.
MEMPHIS. Term., March 29.— Harry L.
Armstrong, cashier of the Continental
National bank, was arrested today by
United States Marshal Baker, on a war
rant based on the complaint of District
Attorney Randolph, and charging Arm
strong with making false entries as to
the loans and discounts of thf bank, and
making a false report as to the amount
of overdrafts due to the bank with a
purpose to deceive the comptroller of the
currency, and with intention to defraud
the Continental Bank of Memphis, and to
deceive the president and directors of the
bank, and any agents that might here
after be appointed by the comptroller of
the currency to examine the affairs of
Mr. Armstrong was taken before United
States Commissioner Clough and im
mediately released on $5,000 ball. Otto
Sehwill, president of the bank, and W.
P. Halllday being his sureties. The fol
lowing card has been issued by the di
rectors of the bank:
"Pending a strict inquiry into the merits
of the matter the undersigned members
of the board of directors of the Continen
tal bank, familiar with tlie question in
volved, desire to unite publicly in a state
ment over our signatures asserting the
innocence of Mr. Armstrong uf anything
reflecting upon his honor or integrity and
to affirm the matters charged are wholly
CLARK FAMILY CAREFUL.
Members of It Sail for Europe I pou
NEW YORK March 29.— Senator-elect
William A. Clark, of Montana, fifty
times a millionaire, is withal a prudent
man. This characteristic of the money
king, who is building a nineteenth cen
tury palace in Fifth avenue, is Illustrat
ed in the method he adopts of crossing
the Atlantic with his family.
For the protection of his princely for
tune and the prevention of legal entan
glements, to insure the succession prop
erly of his millions and to guard against
the possible loss by shipwreck of more
than one member of his family, the sen
ator decided that only one Clark should
cross on the same vessel.
Four members of the family of the
Montana man have set sail for Europe
within the month. Every one traveled
on a different ship. This avoidance of
the risk of an entire family perishing
at the same time Is also said to be ob
served by the Rothschilds, while the late
Jesse Seligman and his brother, the
bankers, of this city, never rode togeth
er on the same elevated train.
The record of sailing shows that Miss
K. Clark, the millionaire's daughter,
with her maid, had the captain's room on
the North German-Lloyd liner, Trave,
which sailed from New York for South
ampton and Bremen on March 7. C. W.
Clark, the senator's son, and his wife
sailed on the St. Paul March 15. The
senator himself sailed on the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse for Southampton
and Bremen on March 14. Mrs. Culver,
another daughter of the bonanza king. It
appears by the sailing lists, left on the
North German Lloyd steamship Aller for
Genoa on March 20.
FOR EGBERT'S WIDOW.
Comgressman Berry to Appeal to the
CINCINNATI, 0., March 29.—Congress
man Albert S. Berry, of Newport, has
announced that he will make an effort at
the first session of the next congress to
secure a pension for the widow of Col.
Egbert, commensurate with the services
rendered by her husband.
It Is learned from a relative of Col
Harry Egbert, recently killed at the head
of his regiment while fighting in the Phil
ippines, that he possessed the case and
dueling pistols with which the famous
duel between Alexander Hamilton and
Aaron Burr was fought in the year 1804.
The pistols have been ln the Egbert
family since that time, being handed
down from father to son.
TRIED THE TRAF.
Missouri Murderer Tests Callows
on Which He Will Be Executed.
HARRISONVILLE, Mo., March 29.-E.
Bate Soper, who is to be hanged here
tomorrow, was today allowed to go upon
the scaffold and test lt. He tried the
trap and offered suggestions to the sher
"I can hardly wait for the time of the
execution to come." said Soper. "The
suspense and waiting are worse than the
execution can possibly be."
Soper killed his father, wife and two
children, at Archie, Mo., and later mur
dered a third daughter in Oregon.
TAKES IT TO HEART.
Gen. Fltchagh Lee Worried Over the
Loss of Hts Soldiers.
HAVANA, March 27.— Gen. Lee takes so
much to heart the breaking up of the
Seventh army corps that he will not say
good-bye to the departing regiments. Of
the 14,000 men originally composing the
corps, not 5,000 remain. Gen. Lee's fu
ture is uncertain. Gen. Alger asked him
what he wished, and he replied that he
would like the Governorship of Havana
province, exclusive of the city of Havana,
and of the province of Pinar del Rio, as I
lt is understood the two -will be placed in I
one department. The supposition is that j
Gen. Lee will be made a brigadier and
remain in Cuba in some command.
Mrs. Lee and her three daughters, with j
other women who are members of the
families of United States officers, sailed J
for Tampa today.
TWO LIVES*IN DOUBT.
Early Morning Fire in a Xew York
NEW YORK, March 30— The colonial
boarding stables, 213 West One Hundred
Twenty-fourth street, running through to
One Hundred Twenty-fifth .street, were
burned this morning. The building was
in flames from cellar to roof within five
minutes after it was discovered, and th«
fire rapidly extended to the two-story
frame dwelling adjoining. From this
frame dwelling an old woman, who was
ill, was carried out the building. She suf
fered from shock, and was taken to the
J. Hood Wright hospital. It is thought
she will die. An aged watchman is miss
ing and it is feared he was burned to
Buffalo Elevator Poml.
BUFFALO. N. V., March 29.— At a
meeting of elevator men in this city yes
terday a majority of the elevator Inter
ests of the city were represented, and it
was decided to send out papers for signa
tures, those signing the papers agreeing
to form an elevator pool. As far as Buf
falo is concerned, the managers of all
the elevators having rail connection, ex
cept the Ontario, Wells, Weaver and Ben.
nett, have consented to the agreement,
and these four may come ln later. Th*
canal elevators, such as the Richmond,
Watson, Brown, Lyons, I'nion and the
Floaters, were, it is said, not considered
In the deal. It is purely an all-rail pool,
as far as it has gone, but the others may
American Tobacco Dividend.
NEW YORK, March 29.— P. A. B. Wid
ener, A. N. Brady and Thomas S. Ryar*
were elected directors of the American
Tobacco company today to All the three
extra places in the directory decided upon
yesterday. The regular dividend of 2 per
cent on the common and 2 per cent on
the preferred were declared: aiso 3 pei
cent on the scrip. A notice was issued
that scrip holders can have their scrip
redeemed at par any time I* 1 May. or they
can present the scrip certificates and
have them stamped for redemption at
the expiration of three years with ac
crued interest at 3 per cent.
Taken Into Whisky Trust.
NEW YORK. March 29— The plant* of
the following distilling companies in Ken
tucky were today taken over by the Ken
tucky Distilleries and Warehouse com
pany: Nelson county, J. P. Richey, Com
monwealth. J. G. Mattlngly. E. L. Miles.
New Hope. William Tarr, John Cochran.
Latonia and Warwick.
Sewer Pipe Trust Colmpleted.
NEW YORK, March 29.— 1t is announc
ed that the combination of manufacturers
of clay sewer pipe, flre brick, chimney
tops and linings and similar products is
now definitely completed.
Gift to Hobart College.
ROCHESTER, N. V.. March 29.— Miss
Catherine M. Tuttle, of Columbus, 0., has
given to Hobart college $20,000 to found
scholarships for worthy scholars ln
memory of her uncles, Joseph Medbury,
of this city, and Sylvester Medbury, of
HAPPENINGS OF A DAY.
Tnterlaken. Switz.-During the confa
gration yesterday, the unner nfrt 3 .?
Hotel Beaurivage- wa.,'cs t^ bS^L
W-ashington-Ex-Senator George Gray
of Delaware, has been appointed Unked
States circuit judge for the Third district
St. Louis— Articles of incorporation
2 % 00 a'sr!a C rr rany - " haS ** Share *
n l Tet'^^ t *: Ute ', lnd '- A - J - Crawford, pro
_m\^___t t , W ° lar P lron m,,1 »** employing
t mulo v~ in** 3 -' alS<>d the **»*■ of a»
empioies ]o per cent.
or\V,-nXi h lh. U l iIP nt th< - volvf '-- weavers
h'.s been *• *Mj-».c«'n"nenee«Mn January.
">e SS^Sffaygg" lncrease ln
Seattle, Wash. -United States tornedo
increase in wages in every department
tofl»T el^ n S. Uy ' ¥.? - The MtaMWl house
f 5,„ PaSSed tt biU Prohibiting th-.- sale
;f milk or cream treated with chemicals.
J ne penalty is a fine not to exceed $100.
v*M Va *! hfnSton ~ Se - 10res Vlllalon and Hei
semhlv rese " tatlves «X the Cuban as
sembly, did not appear at the -tate de
partment or the war department today.
\IH-*P«r«. ° rth ' K _ n :-Vr. Watson riari
wre. k hi, Wa f n . 0t , r , . ured ln Lh,i railroad
wreck here last night. He was in a
rear coach, which did not leave the trSck
m?n^ l . c £ n 'J n ,— The strlke <■•* th « 300
miners of the McLean County Coal com-
L^L ( l! a 9. be S n Bettle <*. the operators
agreeing to advance the rate for mUilng
five cents a ton.
H^_-H t r.; a *~ The . c '? m «change has de
clined the proposition of a Buffalo syndi
nuerh 0 ,,.™ t £ b * , *\ 1 - e }^a.tor facilities here.
hllZ ' mlnatl, i n ,n fa *-or of United States
barges was feared.
Boston-The Badger block, a live-story
structure on Wareham street, In tho
heart of the wood plenlng district of tha
South end, was gutted by flre this after
noon. Loss, $75,000.
London Ont. - "Pegle" Brown was
round guilty today of the murder of Po
liceman Twohy and sentenced to b«
hanged on May 17. Brown was arrested
at Port Huron, Mich.
Santiago de Cuba— lt Is probable that
the bandits recently arrested in San Luis
district will be sent to El Morro and set
at work to earn their rations for a time.
Various repairs are needed there.
Victoria, B. C— Gold-bearing quartz, as
saying as high a.s $32 a ton, has- been
round on the water front of this city
The vein has been traced a considerable
distance and is believed to extend under
J^mwSS* 1 : Conn -- D aniage to the extent
of $180,000 was oaused today by flre here
which destroyed the offlce building of J
■U Howard, on Asylum street, tiie J. I_.
Howard Co. s factory, and damaged sev
eral adjoining buildings.
Lincoln, Neb.— The state senate today
adopted a resolution providing for an in
vestigation of the conduct of the offices
of governor, secretary of state, treasurer
and lands and buildings commissioner
during the past two years.
Frankfort, Ky.— Louis Burger, sentenced
to serve twenty-one years for murder
escaped from the penitentiary last night,
by nrylng off bars with a piece of iron
and descending to the ground by means cf
a rope he had made from a sheet.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
NEW YORK, March 29.— Timothy Rear
don, who served as gunner on the U. S. S.
Kearsarge during Its famous battle with
the Confederate privateer Alabama, out
side the harbor of Cherbourg. France,
and who later served under Farragut ln
Mobile bay, is dead in Brooklyn, aged
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 29.— 5. B.
Armour, head of the local packing housa
of Armour & Co.. and brother of Philip
D. Armour, of Chicago, died at his homa
here today of pneumonia. Mr. Armour
had been ill for two weeks. He had
practically recovtred on Monday, but suf
fered a relapse yesterday.
TOPEKA. Kan., March 29.— A. J. Arn
old, ex-postmaster of Topeka, died today
of kidney and heart trouble.
ST. LOUIS, March 29. — Robert P.
Tansey, general manager of the St. Louis
Transfer company, died at the Southern
hotel. Mr. Tansey had been 111 two weeks.
Heart failure was the cause of death.
MR. SHERMAN'S CONDITION.
There Are Xo Alarming- Symptoms,
Though He Is Very Weak.
WASHINGTON, March 29.—Ex-Secre
tary of State John Sherman is again at
his residence In this city. He reached here
at 7 o'clock, from Old Point Comfort.
During the night he had rested fairly well
and was feeling no worse for the jour
ney. Mr. Sherman was brought from his
stateroom in a chair and carefully car
ried to a carriage in waiting. The party
was driven directly to Mr. Sherman '»
home on X street. With Mr. Sherman
was Mrs. McCallum, of this city, his
daughter; Dr. Magee and Messrs. Wl
borg and Probasco. of Ohio, relatives. At
the house the patient was placed in the
care of trained nurses and Dr. W. W.
Johnston, of this city. Mr. Sherman this
forenoon was resting quietly and doing
as well as his friends could expect.
While there has been no marked change
in his condition, the physicians attend
ing ex-Secretary Sherman say he is do.
ing as well as can be expected. The physi
cians were gratified at the satisfactory
condition of the statesman when he ar
rived in Washington after his long sea
voyage and several transfers from shlj»
to ship. While traces of pneumonia are
still apparent, yet the disease itself has
MRS. STANFORD'S PROFITS.
Widow of ( nil Torn ia Millionaire
Make* a Million Dollars.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 29.—
Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, widow of the Cali
fornia millionaire, has within the last
four months made $1,000,000 through the
advance in the value of her Central Paci
lt has just been learned that Mrs. Stan
ford, while on her recent visit to Now
York, made arrangements for the sale
of all her holdings of Central Pacific. She
had X 1,300, 300 shares. Four months ago Cen
tral Pacific stock was quoted at $20 a
share. The market began climbing when
Huntington's opponents sought to secure
control of a majority of the stock, and
the Banbury Bros., who are friendly to
Huntington, also began buying to check
mate the plans of the other faction.
The stock rose until it reached $52 a
share. Then Mrs. Stanford considered a
proposition to sell. The offer was made
or* behalf of the Banburya and was ac
cepted. Mrs. Stanford thus receives $1.
--731,000, which represents a profit in the
last four months of $1,000,000.
Ontario Member of Parliament Val
ues American Friendship.
OTTAWA. Out., March 29.— 1n the house
of commons today Henri Bourassi, M. P..
who acted as counsel to tho Joint high
commission at Washington, in the course
of a speech, referred to the negotiation
at Washington. He said that no mem
ber of the house ought to set up dilflcul.
ties in the way of freer trade between
Canada and the United States. The nat
ural and existing troubles were great
enough without building up art-Ada] ones.
He was a great admirer, he said, of the
American people. They were sincere,
energetic and progressive in mind, show
ing that the 'Anglo-Saxon Was not dead.
It might go to sleep for a time, but it
would awake again. When the time came
that the United States saw it was to
their interest to do so, the Canadian mat
ters in dispute would be easily disposed
Mr. Rockefeller's Generous Offer.
CLEVELAND, 0.. March 29.— John D.
Rockefeller has notified the trustees of
Dennison university, at Oanville, 0.. that
If within the ensuing ypar they will raise
$150,000 he will present' the institution