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CITY OF ST. PAUL.
XCL. XXIV.- ISO. 58.
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Speaker of the House Suppressed a
"Leave-to-Print" Attack on
STORMY SESSION IN BOTH HOUSES
Admiral Sampson Roasted a Rich
Brown at Either End of the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2G.—The house
waa t!'i» scene of a sensational incident
late" this afternoon which threw that
body Into a violent state of excitement.
For an hour the siorm rageel. ending
abruptly when an adjournment was tak
en, upon motion of Mr. Payne, the floor
leader of tin- majority.
Mr. I.entz. an Ohio Democrat, who has
created many sensations during his serv
ice in the house, stirred the Democrats
to a lever pitch by rising to a question
of privilege «nd alleging that a speech
he had tinned over to the public printer,
under general leave to print, had been
withheld from the record, and hud been
turned over to Gen. Grosvenor, of Ohio,
)y the speaker.
The nature of the-speech was not de
teloped during the events that followed,
but It was lamed it was an attack upon
fenator Hanna and the methods by
which he was elected to the senate. The
ppeaker explained that it had been rep
resented to him that the speech -,■*»! a ted
Ihe privileges of the hou.se. and he had
directed that it would be withheld until
lie could look over it.
Pressure of business had prevented him
from doing so, however, and only twenty
minutes before, he said, he had directed
that the speech go into the record, be
lieving that if it contained anything of
fensive it could be stricken out of the
record by the house later. Intense ex
citement followed. Several points of or
<!<r were made by Repupdicans, but the
speaker declined to sidetrack the matter
In that way, holding, however, that to
proceed a proposition of some kind must
be before the house. Thereupon Mr.
Richardson, the Democratic* leader, offer
ed a resolution declaring that the speak
er. had no right to withhold speeches.
Against this the question of considera
tion was raised by Mr. Lacey, and by a
STRICT PARTY VOTE
the house decided not to consider it.
Amid still greater excitement and con
fusion Mr. Richardson offered another
resolution condemning the speaker's ac
tion in severe terms and directing that
the speech be "delivered forthwith" to
the public printer. Again Mr. Lacey
raised the question of consideration, and
again by a strict party vote the house
refused to consider it. At this point fur
ther proceedings wore cut off by an ad
journment taken on motion of Mr. Payne,
the floor leader of the majority, and
again sustained by a strict party vote.
The controversy will be resumed tomor
Earlier in the day a partial conference
report on the Indian appropriation bill
Was agreed to, and the bill was sent back
for conference. The "Western members
made an ineffectual effort to accept the
t-enate amendment appropriating $100, COO
for Irrigation cxpeiimonts on the Gila
river In Arizona, but they were d%eate 1
The conference report on the naval bill
was beaten on account of an item creat
ing chiefs of bureaus in the navy de
partment, and the motion to accept the
senate amendment authorizing the con
struction of three additional submarine
boats was pending when the row above
mentioned was precipitated by Mr. Lentz.
ROAST FOR SAMPSON.
During the discussion on the report the
old controversy between Admirals Samp
son and Bchley was made the subject of
comment by Mr. Berry (Ky.), who said
it still was the evident purpose of the j
navy department to confer the highest !
honor upon the man who was "farthest I
away' at the battle of Santiago. He had
read Admiral Sampsons alleged letter
to Secretary Long as to the iuadvisabU
ity of giving warrant officers in the navy
commissions on account of their lack of
Bocial refinement. Mr. Berry said that
Admlial Sampson, who had "written the
letter, was of extremely humble origin
himself, and whatever refinement he had
obtained had been due to his service in
ihe American navy. He contrasted Ad
miral's Sampson's attitude toward the
men of the navy with Admiral Schlev's
action during the stress of battle, in
Bending word to those below that "All
v • nt well," and when the battle was over
In saying that the victory belonged to
"the men behind the guns."
IN THE SENATE.
An Important amandmcnt to the Phil
ippine amendment to the army appropri
ation bill was agreed to In the senate
today. U was an amplification of the
amendment previously offered by Mr.
il".ir, la>i>ig restrictions upon-the sale
<>f public lands and the granting of fran
chises and concessions in the Phili j
pines. ]t was accepted by the commltte
in charge of the measure and is now ;i
part of the committee amendment, as
finally adopted, the amendment reads:
"Provided that no sale or lease or
other, disposition of the public lands Or
tie timber thereon or the mining rights
therein, shall be made; and. provided
further, that no franchise shall be grani
en which is not approved by the presi
dent of the United States, and is not in
nis judgment clearly necessary for the
government of the islands and indis
pensable for the interest of the peop'e
thereof, ami which cannot, without great
public mischief bo postponed until the
establishment of permanent civil govern
ment and all such franchises shall termi
nate one year after the establishment
of such permanent civil government"
Mr. Morgan (Ala.) continued his speech
beg in yesterday and occupied the floor
«l iring the greater part of the day. H-j
concluded his address just before the
pf.eviK-on recess, after having discussed
comprehensively both the Cuban and
Philippine amendments, lie appealed to
!!;• committee to withdraw both propo
sitions, maintaining that congress wan
treading upon dangerous ground anJ
trit'ing with edged tools in acting upon
them without ample information.
During the afternoon Mr. Allen ob
tained the fioor from Mr. Morgan and
severely arraigned Rear Admiral Samp
boh for some statements he is alleged to
have made upon an application of Chiei
Gunner Charles Morgan, of the navy,
for promotion to the grade of commis
sioned officer. Mr. Allen's denunciation
of Admiral Sampson was sensational.
MORE TROUBLE FOR SAMPSON.
Mr. Allen road a loiter i urportlng to
have been sent by Chief Gunner Charles
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
Morgan, of the navy, to rear Admiral
William T. Sampson, requesting him to
forward to the navy department, his rip
plication for promotion to the rank of
ensign, und'-r a provision of the pending
naval appropriation bill. He also read
the indorsement of Admiral Sampson
made upon the application of Gunner
Morgan, In the course of which the ad
miral is reported as saying, in brief,
that while he recognized Gunner Mor
gan's technical and professional ability,
he was opposed to appointing warrant
officers to the grade of. ensign because
they had not enjoyed the social ad
vantages which Admiral Sampson held
a commissioned officer of the navy
should have enjoyed, in order that he
might represent properly his country in
foreign countries, particularly. The in
dorsement of Admiral Sampson ex
pressed the admiral's hope that the sec
retary of the navy would not lind it
necessary to recommend the promotion
of warrant officers of the navy to the
rank of commissioned officers. He said
the indorsements proved beyond a
shadow of doubt that there was "a
snobbish aristocracy in the navy that is
detrimental to the country and a dis
grace to the country represented by this
officer and other like officers."
"If • "William T. Sampson is the author
of those indorsements," declared Mr.
Allen, with vehemence, "he is a con.
ccited ass, and he ought to be marked
down as such. We are not bringing up
in this country a race of snobs. If I am
correctly informed, there was a time
when Sampson was no better than
Charles Morgan, the gunner.
"He came from no better stock. I am
glad to repeat that we are not raising
in the United States a class of bejeweled
aristocrats. If this rank and arrant cow
ard is to be believed, the time may never
come in this country when a poor boy
may attain to such a position as his abil
ities warrant him in holding.' 1
As Mr. Morgan rose to resume his
speech, Mr. Allen remarked:
"I want to say to Sampson and to his
friends that 1 am responsible for what I
Mr. Chandler appealed to Mr. Morgan
to yield briefly to him that he might re
ply to Mr. Allen, but as several senators,
among them Mr. Teller, Mr. Pettigrew
and Mr. Stewart, announced their desire
to reply to Mr. Chandler, Mr. Morgan
declined to accede to Mr. Chandler's ap
SOME WORK WAS DONE.
During the day the conference report
upon the District of Columbia appropria
tion bill was agreed to, as was also a
partial report of the conferees on the
postoffx'e appropriation bHL
At 5 o'clock Mr. Gallinger called up the
resolutions upon the death of Hon. Frank
G. Clark, late representative from New
Hampshire. Among the speakers were
Senatorss Gallinger, Clay, Heltfeld, Kean,
Depew, Thurston and Chandler, and then,
at 6:22, as a further mark of respect, the
senate took a recess until 8 o'clock.
In expectation of animated proceedings
the galleries were thronged with specta
tors at the opening of the night session.
Only sixteen senators were present when
Uie chair rapped for order, but very soon
a larger representation of the body was
in the chamber. Consideration of the
army appropriation bill was resumed,
the pending question being Mr. Vest's
amendment to the Philippine amendment,
providing that "no judgment, order, or
act, by any of said officials so appointed,
shall conflict with the constitution and
laws of the United States."
In the course of his remarks on thi
Philippine judiciary. Mr. Stewart referred
to the "scandal attaching to the judi
ciary in the Nome district of Alaska."
CASE OF JUDGE NOTES.
Referring to this statement, Mr. Ilans
brough (N*. D.) said he supposed some of
Mr. Stewart's remarks had applied to
Judge Arthur H. Noyes, of the Cape
Mr. Ilansbrough read a letter from
J.idge Noyes, iv which the latter said
that all the gold dust which had ever
beer_j.i Receiver McKenzie's hands ha:!
been safely deposited, to be held until
the final disposition of the case against
McXrnzie. Judge Noyes also said that
he had received many offers of money,
but that the "only offers I have received
have been offers to do something in favor
of the gang that is trying to d"stroy
Continuing, Mr. Hansbrough said there
had been strenuous efforts to have Judge
Noyes removed, but that these efforts
were all in the interest of a corrupt ele
ment. He had statements read showing
that bribes of various sums, r »^ng as
high as $25,000. had beer, offered to the
judge and that his' life tieen
Replying, Mr. Stewart said that he dil
not intend that Judge Noyes should be
whitewashed in the senate. He then read
a statement of Noyes' connection with
Receiver McKenzie, claiming that the
two men had traveled to Alaska together
and that almost Immediately after their
arrival McKenzie had received his ap
ARMY BILL, CALLED UP.
Mr. Shoutf, in charge of the bill, made
an effort to get a time fixed for taking a
vote tonight upon the army apropriation
bill, but Mr. Teller declared that to be
Mr. Turner. (Wash.) then entered upon
an extended discussion of the Spooner
amendment. He declared, after protest
ing against bringing into the senate such
a proposition at so late an hour in the
session, that if he possessed the physical
and mental power to discuss the ques
tion until the advocates of the amend
ment should withdraw it in order that the
usual business of the country might be
transacted, he would do so, but he had
not, he said, and therefore would discuss
some phases of the questions as succinctly
as possible. He particularly attacked the
delegation by the amendment of power,
Continued on Fifth Pnge,
WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1901.— TEN PAGES.
TWO ARE BEHEADED
BOXER LEADERS PUBLICLY EXE
CUTED IN CITY OF PEKIN.
PEKIN, Feb. 26.—Chih Slu, former
grand secretary, and Hsu Cheng To (son
of the notorious Hsu Tung), were pub
licly beheaded today. The strejet in
which the execution took place was
guarded by French, German and Ameri
can troops. The condemned officials were
taken to the ground in carts, escorted by
a company of Japanese infantry. Chih
Siu met his death fate in a dignified man
ner, walking from the cart calmly and
fearlessly. Hsu Cheng Yu was stupe
fied with opium. They were both dress
ed in their Chinese official costume;?,
without the Insignia of their rank.
LONDON, Feb. 27.—"1t Is reported that
heavy fightir.g has taken place between
the French and Chinese near Cheng Tin
Fu," says the Pekin correspondent of the
Morning Post, wiring yesterday. "Count
yon Vi'aldersee, it is understood, is i»-
Eiiing- orders for cessation of expeditions,
but these orders do not refer to the prep
arations forahe projected expedition to
"The Chinese, on the suggestion of M.
Pichon, have proposed to the British and
American ministers to select representa-
tives to discuss the missionary question
and the claims of native converts. Sir
Ernest Satow is not inclined to act."
BROUGHT TO AN ISSUE.
SHIP LOAD OP RUSSIA* SUGAR
REACHES SEW YORK.
NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Laden mostly
with Russian sugar the ship Darlington
reached port today at 7:30 o'clock, and
brought the. importers/ face to face with
paying Secretary Gage's countervailing
duty. G. A. Jahn & Co. are interested
in a large part of the ship's cargo, and
will contest the matter in the courts af
ter paying the duty under protest. Wal
lace, Mueller & Co., however, and the
Hill Bros.' company and others will di
vert the sugar from the markets for
which it was originally intended, and es
cape the duty by selling it outside the
United States. Russian sugar is the re
fined sort and of a crystalline quality.
Its chief characteristic is a large per
centage of saccharine (required by the
Russian government), which makes it
especially good for "melting." Importers
say it has increased in favor in this coun
try with manufacturers, especially with
TO PREVENT FUSION,
RAOICAL, ELECTION ACT PASSED
BY THE KAXSAS LEGISLATURE.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 26.-Senator Pes
tanas' election bill, which prevents fu
sion, passed the house today, and will be
sent to the governor for his signature.
The bill prevents the name of any can
didate appearing on a ballot more than
once. It is considered the most impor
tant measure passed at this session.
BAIL OFFERED FOR PATRICK.
Alleged Forger Still Rests in the
NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—Albert T. Pat
rick, charged with forging the name of
William Marsh Rice, the millionaire,
who died last fall in this city, came
near being released this afternoon oiv
$10,000 bonds, which his- brother-in-law,
John T. Milliken, of St. Louis, Mo.
furnished to the city chamberlain in
cash. District Attorney Philbin op
posed the proceedings when he headed
them off and said he wanted to inquire
into the matter. Judge MacMahon, be
fore whom the application was made,
then refused to accept bail and Patrick,
was sent back to the Tombs.
Secretary Gage- Don't y<m lansli; yonr Tioa^ishmss Is tlie cause of all this.
Sugar Trust— Eicnse my smiles, but how did I lrnow that a little thing like that would cause the
Bear to make such a row about a ,-.mall tnxf
PET NAMES HAXBF.B OUT FREELY
; ' IN FRENCH CHAMBER OF
DEPUTIES '' /
WENT BACK TO .REVOLUTION
'- •■ ' - --;' :'-:^ ■■] '■ '-■-■■■■■
REFERENCE TO ' EXECUTION OF
LOUIS STARTED ALL
"TEARING FRANCE ASUNDER"
Rebuke Administered to the Di«_
; imtnnts by 31. Dcsviinnei. in the
' , Chair— Personal Encounters "
Avoided With Diiiu-uU > .
1 PARIS, Feb. 26.-Trciay s session of the
chamber of deputies dnded with an up
roarious a scene such as . had not ■ been
; witnessed fmany, months. Heretofore
the chamber has discussed the .law of as
sociations bill with moderation and
with an avoidance pi inflammatory lan
guage, but a word uttered this evening
by Baron Xavier Reille, deputy for Cas
tres, provoked, a storm/which raged in
the chamber for fully hklf an hour Ar
ticles 9, 10 and li, of t9ie bill, had been
adopted- and the delegates were• discuss
ing article 32, which provides that any
association, composed mainly of foreign
ers or whose headquarters are abroad
may be dissolved' by* decree. » Numerous
amendments had b&en submitted to this
clause and Barorr-flaiHe- moved an
■ amendment with KM vjew of legalizing"
any association, th§< management of
which should be . coj?ip|>sed of : French
men. In the courses of his speech 4ie
quoted from Savary^j the member of the
national convention, stigmatized the
condemnation of T>of i:s XVI. as "assas
sination." ,-.lmißjdra*el|r. .the Radicals
and Socialists bursd ii|tb loud protests,
M. Julio Antohie;sln&ife,, one of the dep
uties from MaGon,;?^iojitlng: "You have
to thank that "assassination" for the fact
that, your grandfather became a baron,"
alluding to Marshal Soult, Baron Reille's
grandfather. Others called upon • him
to withdraw the word 'assassination.'.
Baron Reille left th<a tribune without re
ply. ; The Rightists ,'cheered him and the
Leftists hooted him.> Members shouted
to one another across the floor of the
chamber. . •* ',■.:.
--got"ver% MUSSY. *
M. Bernard Cadehat, one of the depu
ties of Marseilles, who. is a revolutionary
Socialist, fell into a furious rage at a re
tort from M. Jean Plichon, Moderate Re
publican, and rushed td strike him. The
ushers threw themselves between the two j
men and held back M^Cadenat, who ges
ticulated wildly and shook his fist at M.
Plichon. ; >„.... V- • ■ ■'^ s;- ?;t'
, A veritable pandemonium drowned the
sound of the president's bell, although M.
Deschanel rang it vigorously. Radicals
and Socialists demanded that he should
resign for not calling baron Reille to or
der. When the uproar had somewhat
moderated,. Baron Reille, who Is a young
Conservative, again quoted from Savary,
"the interest; you have "_in.. vengeance Is
nothing in comparison"?with the Interests
of liberty," applying the quotation to the
anti-clerical policy of 3d. Waldeck-Rous
seau. ' :;■■'" . ■''■''. t- • S^S'^' '■/"';' ;
This created renewed ■ tumult, . the
Rightists cheering Baron Reille, while the:
Leftists protested banging; the lids of
their, desks in unison and producing an
ear-splitting din. ■ _ **V'~": ~ *:.*^-rr-- - • -.
M. Louis Victor "Reirou, Revolutionary
Socialist, one of the deputies from the
Seine, shouted: "The national convention
punished an act of treason."
Another Leftist cried: "Vive la revolu
tion," "vlve la convention nationale," and
"a bas les traitres." Finally M. Deschanel
succeeded in putting the amendment to a
vote, the chamber rejecting It by 365
ASSASSINS AND TRAITORS.
M. Paul Gousey, Radical Socialist, dep
uty for Gaillac, who is one of the most
venerable looking members of the cham
ber, then ascended the tribune and said:
"I was absent from the chamber when
the name 'assassin' was applied to those
who saved the fatherland and con
demned a traitor to death, but I take up
the insult because my grandfather voted
for the death of Louis XVI.
M. Augustin Ferdinand de la Ramel,
Conservative, deputy for Alais, interject
ed: "The regicides refused to appeal to
"the people. They committed assassina
The tumult was renewed, but it sub
sided, and M. Gousey was allowed to
continue. "I regret," he said, "that the
president of the chamber permitted such
a remark to go uncorrected."
To this M. Deschanel replied: "The
lesson of the incident is against intro
ducing historical quotations into the dis
cussions of the chamVier. Everyone ought
to refrain from evoking the passions and
contests which are tearing France asun
The hubbub continued during the presi
dent's remarks and at their conclusion
the chamber adjourned until Thursday.
ARE SUING FOR PEACE
REPORTED THAT KITCHENER HAS
GRANTED ARMISTICE TO BOERS.
LONDON, Feb. 27.—The Dally Chroni
cle this morning publishes, under re
serve, a rumor that Lord Kitchener has
met Gen. Louis Botha to arrange for
the surrender of the Boers and that an
armistice of twenty-four hours was
granted the Boer commandant general to
enable him to consult with the other
According to the Daily Chronicle, the
cabinet council yesterday considered this
liew turn of affairs.
LONDON, Feb. 27.—"1t Is reported that
Gen. Louis Botha is now between Ermeii
and Middleburg," says a dispatch to the
Daily Mail, from Pietermaritzburg, "an 1
that two peace delegates from Belfast,
Messrs. de Kock and Meyer, have been
BATTLED WITH SOMALIS
BRITISH EAST AFRICAN EXPEDI
TION IX A BLOODY ENGAGEMENT.
MOMBRASA, East Coast of Africa,
Feb. 26.—A British expedition of 500 men,
after making an eighty-day march of 114
miles into the Somalis country, to pun
ish them for killing Subcommissloner
Jenner, was attacked Feb. 19, at Sannasa,
twenty-nine miles from Affmadu, and
lost seventeen men killed, including
Lieut. Col. Maitland. The Somalls were
beaten oft with the loss of 150 men killed.
The cattle captured on the march were
stampeded and lost. The expedition has
returned to Affmadu.
HOSTILITY TO YANKEES
VEXOMMjS ATTACK ON THE UXITED
states' rv VENEZUELAN PRESS.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Teb. 26.-
Systematic and violent abuse of Ameri
cans, Instigated by high Venezuelan offi
cials implicated in the asphalt conspir
acy, has begun in the Caracas press.
Everything hostile to the United States
is seized upon and exaggerated. United
States Minister Lonmis is shamefully at
tacked for daring to inform Washington
of events occurring in Venezuela.
PRICK TWO CEIVTS.-J v I r *"
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather, Forecast for St. Paul:
' ./ a Fair; Warmer.
I—Hot Time in Congress. *
. Scene In French Chamber,
By Noose and Fire. . '
2—Minnesota Wing First Prize.
: State Odd Fellows Coming.
Lumbermen Up in Arms.:
'Minneapolis' Block Bnrned.
—Van Saint's Message.
Work in the House.
I Talk of Short Session.
Doings in the Da kotas.
The Golden Idol. ,"';
B—'Sporting News. -.;.:.V?^ .";.
Fred Foster Talks Turf. . •
Term*' of Steel Combine.
Entombed in Flames. '
'Swedish Lutheran Synod,
Trip to the Count.
News of Northwest.
7—City's Official .Business.'
B—Sews of ' Railroads.
Popular Want*. :. ...
Markets of the World.
Chicago May Wheat, 76 I-4c.
liar Silver, Ole.
Stocks Active; Irregular.
101— the Divorce Court.
•Bondsmen to Make Good.
WEATHER FOE TODAY.
Minnesota—Fair and warmer Wednes
day; Thursday fair; variable winds, be
North Dakota — Fair and warmer
Wednesday; Thursday fair; variaUe
winds, becoming southeasterly.
"Wisconsin—Partly cloudy "Wednesday
nnd Thursday; rising tempeVature Thurs
day; fresh westerly winds, becoming
South Dakota—Fair Wednesday, with
warmer in eastern portion; Thursday
piobably lair, except snow in western
portion; southerly winds, becoming
lowa—Fair Wednesday and Thursday
Montana—Partly cloudy Wednesday,
probably snow and colder in western por
tion; Thursday fair and colder; variab'e
St. Paul — Yesterday's observations
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night.—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation: Highest temper
ature, IS; lowest temperature, 3; average
temperature, 11; daily range. 16; barome
ter, 30.12; humidity, 80; -precipitation 0- 7
p. m., temperature, 16; weather, partly
cloudy; wind, northwest.
Battleford ...14 H Cincinnati . 22 '"
Bismarck ....18 22 Chicago . 14 n
Calgary 32 36, Cleveland ....iO 22
Duluth 16 20 Galveston 54 60
Edmonton ...28 22Jacksonville 48 48
Havre 22 26.Marquette !l4 IS
Helena 46 43 Montgomery .54 60
Huron 22 30 Montreal ... 16 '-8
Medicine Hat 26 26 Nashville 36 41
Minnedosa ... 2 14' New Orleans.sß 02
Prince Albert fi 14, New York 3"> 4°
Qu'Appelle ... S 14 Philadelphia3B 40
Swift Currents 2!> Pittsburg ..24 30
Williston 16 20 S. Francisco..72 72
'Winnipeg ....0 8 St. Louis .. .52 35
Buffalo 18 24 Salt Lake ....48 64
Cheyenne ....38 44 Ste. Marie ...10 It
♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul.)
New York—Arrived: Ethiopia Glasgow
Southwark, Antwerp; Kaiser' Wilhelm
der Grosse, Bremen. Bailed: Lahn,
Bremen, via Southampton; Georgic Liv
erpool ; Marquette, London
Gibraltar—Arrived i Kaiserin Maria
Theresa, New York for Naples and
Liverpool—Arrived: Dominican, Port
land; Sylviana, Boston.
Glasgow—Sailed: Pomeranian, Boston
Plymouth — Arrived: Pennsylvania
New York, for Hamburg. Sailed: Graf
Waldersee, from Hamburg, Ndw York.
Bremen—Arrived: Koenigen Luise, Kew
York, via Southampton.
Genoa—Arrived: Fuerst Bismarck New
York, via Gibraltar and Naples
Antwerp—Sailed: Westernland, South
ampton and New York.
AROUND THE HOTELS.
At the Windsor—J. B. Sutphin, G. Fred
Stephens; Duluth; Joseph Schaefer Mil
wnukee; H. Mollen, Dcs Moines. 10. • G.
W. Harmen, Dodge Center; Mrs. A. Ja
cobson, Fargo, N. D.; Mrs. Charles H
Buo.d, Montevideo; E. X Baer La
Crosse, Wis.: R. F. Lynch, Monticello;
B. W. Van Alsteki, W. C: Lausser,
Pvincpton; W. C. Gamble, Fairmont; W.
N. Chspman, Fergus Falls; J C
(Sfhmitt, Milwaukee; G. D. Parmen, Ro
chester; A. T. Stei.'bins, Rochester; Griff
Johnson, Dcs Moines; C. D. Thompson,
Redwood Falls; J. R. Irvine, Sank Cen
ter; T. W. Hugo. R. E. McFarland, R.
M. Green, Duluth.
At the Clarendon—Lucas Kuehn, Wa
basha; M. C. Henke, Milwaukee; J. M
P.oyer, Moorhead; P. Connelly. Melrose-
Henry Reynolds, Waseca; John Lohse'
Winona; Dr. J. B. Newman. Bemidjj- J
T. Creamer. Crookston; J. D. Two, Min
neapolis; M. T. Honnion, Minneapolis
-11. T. West. St. Cloud; George Schwartz,
Wabasha; Henry Reynolds, Wastca- C
L. Kennedy, T. J. Sherf, Mankato.
At the Ryan—T. p. Leary, Decatur;
B. H. Morgan, Minneapolis; A. F. Roth
Spokane; Mrs. A. B. Cole, Fergus Falls:
W. E. Blodgett, Faribault; F. A. Hoyt,
At the Merchants'—L. S. Lurci Du
luth; W. 8. Hollbrook, Markeson, Wis ;
Mrs. A. M. William:?, Duluth; O. E Fer
guson. Luverne; John Larson, New T'lnv
C. M. Sprague. Sauk Center: J. E. J,und
gron, Phil Brooks, Alexandria; E C
Ycttcr, Hallock; Mrs Feldman, Beroidji;
C. Goldhammer, Moorhead; J. F. Witten
borg, Cedarburg, Wis.; J. F. Wtlls
Breckenridge; S. M. Swertson, C F
Glader. Atwater; D. M. Eachen, Hib
bing: G. H. Sucre. Glencoe; H. H Wa
nerd, Racine, Wis.; Daniel Hylan.l
Rainy River; L. W. Huntington, Duiuth-
H. J. Ramsett, Willmar; George A Dv
Tort, Chaska; O. G. Olsen, Canby; D IT
Len. Soiux Falls, S D • N H'"b"s T?-,t
Portage; Mrs. J. W. Blood, P;irk Eap
ids; F. W. Eva, Dulutti; .1. v. uar.»*
fit. Paul Park; J. O. Former NorthzekT
C. H. Gosgrove, Le Sueur; Henry Keller-
Sauk Center; A. M. Norton, Northiii-1<!-
J. R. Howard, Sauk Center; F A. Ful
lor. Park Rapids. E. E. Lomn>en,
Crookston; Henry Shepard, Mitchell S
D.; M. C. Barker, Northfield; Willis
Chambers, W. M. Jones, Owatonna.
NO PHONETIC SPELLING
NATIONAL EDUCATORS AT CHICAGO
TAKE DECISIVE ACTIOX.
CHICAGO, Fbe. 26.-A heavy blow wn3
dealt the proposed system of phonetic
spejling today when the department of
superintendence of the National Educa
tional association, in session in this city,
refused by a vote of 106 to 77 to allow
the question to be taken into considera
tion by a committee of the best known
educators in the country. A heated dis
cussion preceeded the vote.
The meeting was held in University
hall, in the Fine Arts building.
Among the superintendents of city
schools in attendance are C. G. Pearse,
of Omaha; E. P. Seaber, of Boston; E.
H. Mark, of Louisville; "W. C. Martin
dale, of Detroit; Aaron Gove, of Denver,
and C. M. Jordan, of Minneapolis.
OF THE —
OiTY OF ST. PAUL.
SWIFT VENGEANCE OVERTAKES
If ICG SriTRDERETI AT TEHniil )
HAUTE, IND. <V
HANGED AND BODY BTJENED
DETERMINED MOB OVKHIUrIIK ALK
RESISTANCE— XO ATTEMPT AT
BEIEF FIGHT AT THE JAIL
Three Deputy Sheriffs Were SII K hUj»
Wounded by Stray Shots—Gov
ernor Ordered Ont Militia,
but Too Late.
TRRIiE HAUTE, Ind.. Feb 26-Pun
ishment, swift and terrible, was meted
out today to George Ward the negro
who murdered Miss Ida Finkelstein the
school teacher, by shooting her with a
shotgun an.i cutting her throat yester
In a few hours after his arrest, an
angry mob battered down the door's of
the jail, dragged the prisoner to the Wa
bash bridge, several squares away ami
hanged him to the bridge draw Not
content with the hanging, the crowd
cut the corps? down, and, laying it on a
sand bar under the bridge, kindled a
lire and cremated the remains.
It was the firsi lynching that ever oc- '
curred in Terre Haute and the day
abounded in exciting incidents. ■
Ward was ftrre-sted at 10 o'clock at tho
car works, where he was employed as a
laborer, and after being fully identified
by two citizens, made a confession. His
only excuse for the murder was that
Miss Kinkelstein calhd him a "dirty
nitrerer," and slapped him in the face.
Sheriff Fassig communicated with Gov.
D,jrbin. but the mob accomplished its
work before the militia could be ordered
CALLED ON THE MILITIA.
Being- advised of the threatenfng situa- •
tion, the governor wired to Capt.
Thomas, of Company B, to place his
company, fully armed, in a position to
be immediately ready for duty in re
sponse to a call from the sheriff.
. Before the sheriff could call on the
militia, the prisoner was in the hands of
the mob and was dead.even before taken
to the place. arranged for the hanging.
:At noon, the crowd outside the jail.
numbering several hundred, including
men, women and boys, battered down
the iron doors, but were driven back by
-Jailer Lawrence O'Donnc-11, ,who Urea
over the heads of the mob.
! Deputy Sheriffs Cooper, Hesiok and
LeForge were struck by scattering shot
and slightly injured, but nobody in the
crowd was hurt. . . \ v.... ... •.-/.,- ■i =
JAIL DOORS BATTERED DOWN.
A detail, of police arrived at the Jail
and tried to disperse the crowd, but with
poor success^ The crowd kept on grow
ing, and the excitement increased, and
at -12:35 o'clock another crowd of irre
sistible numbers attacked the jail bat
tering down . the outer : doors securing
possession of the keys and entering tha
cell room. A piece of railroftd timber 1'
25 feet long and 8 inches thick, was used
as a battering ram. The side door waa '
opened by the crowd Inside, and the "
others were admitted In that way.
The cell was quickly opened and Ward
was dragged forth. He realized that no
mercy could be expected from the mob
and he fought with the desperate feroc- _
ity of a beast at bay. He was dragged"::
cut into the street, still fighting with all
his strength, but a blow from a heavy ;
hammer felled him to the ground A 1
noose was quickly adjusted to his neck
and the mob starced with its
toward the Wabash bridge.
The feeble resistance made by the -
wretched creature after that blow with
the hammer was soon quieted by the
savage blows of the mob. Face down
ward he was dragged through tne streets
to the bridge and across the rough
Planking of the driveway to the draw or
the bridge. ; . ,■•-'■
Many are of the opinion that the fellow
■was dead before the scene of the hangin"
was reached. However, the rope was
thrown over one of the upper beams
and the body drawn up. It- had been
swinging in that position but a short time.'
when someone suggested burning at tho
stake as the nearest approach to a proper,
expiation of the awful crimp.
BURNED THE DEAD BODY.
The suggestion was adopted unani
mously, and a fire was quickly kfiKilert
Qn the bank of the river. Just south of
the west end of the bridge. Into the
fire the body, bearing no sign of life
was thrown, and faggots were piled upon
it. The stake was omitted. The body
was in a horizontal position, the feet pro
truding at one end, the head at the
The fire had barely been started whfn a
man arrived with a can of turpentine
which was fed to the eager flarr.r-s. After
that combustible oils seemed to fii,w spon
taneously toward the fire, and the flames
leaped high, while the body of the negro
was rapidly consumed.
There was no attempt at disguise on
the part of any member of the mob. Within
ten minutes of the time when the mob
reached the bridge with the victim, peo
ple began to assemble In ever-increasing
numbers. When the body was taken
down to be carried to the fire, tho
bridge west of the draw was barricaded
and the crowd was stopped there, but
the east bank of the river and the bridge
on the qity side of the draw was crowded
with thousands of men, women and chil
dren, gazing at the awful spectacle of a
human body being consumed in vengeful
The certainty that the wretch was
dead, did not appease the anger of the
mob. With grim determination they fed
the flames and watched the flesh shrivel
to cinders, and the bones crumble and
MORBID REiLIC HUNTERS.
The souvenir fiend was on hand in force
and fragments of the body are now scat
tered broadcast. One man, while the ieet
still protruded from the flames, offered
$1 for a toe from "the nigger's foot." A
venturesome youth, drawing <r knife from
his pocket, made a dash for the prize.
He quickly amputated a toe, delivered
the goods and got his money.
As the bones began tf> crumble and
fall apart the fragments were drawn
from the fire and carried away.
At 3 o'clock there was nothing left
of the body, except a s;nall section of
the trunk and the back of the Head.
Busy hands kept the burning faggots
piled upon the roasting segment. An old
stump with spreading roots was placed
upon the apex of the flre and was soon
aglow, bearing a grotesque resemblance
to a giant hand working dire vengeance
upon the wrongdoer.
Women came to the scene by scores
and elbowed their way Into the inner cir
cle of spectators, undeterred and appa
rently unmoved by the horror of the
spectacle. At about 2:30 o'clock thd bar- .
ricade was removed from the west end of
Continued on Sixth Pace.