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CITY OF ST. PAUL.
VOL. XXIV.—NO. 199.
HEAT KEEPS UP
CHIEF OF THE WEATHER BU
REAU SAYS HIGH TEMPERA
TIKE IS WIDESPREAD
IIAS MODERATED BUT LITTLE
Rainfall Has Mitigated the Drought
Somewhat in Scattered Local
«i(«-s. lint Hum Not Been -
CORN CROP OUTLOOK IS BAD
WASHINGTON, July 17.—At the re
quest of the Associate Preen, Prof. Wil
l's Moore, chief of the weather bureau
today prepared a statement of the rain
fall throughout the drought stricken re
gion, covering the time since the data
were collected for the weekly report,
promulgated yesterday by the bureau.
That report closed at 8 o'clock Monday
morning and the statement now made
covers the forty-eight hours from 8
o'clock Monday morning to 8 o'clock this
morning. The statement is as follows:
, "During the forty-eight hours ending S
a. m. this morning, July 17, scattered
local showers, mostly very light in limited
areas, have fallen in Southeastern Texas,
Western Arkansas, Southeastern Kan
sas, Southeast Nebraska, over the great
er portion of the Dakotas and Minnesota.
In Northwestern lowa, Central and
Northwestern Missouri, Central a»M
Southern Illinois, Central Indiana.
Southern Michigan and Central and
"The temperatures continue excessively
high over the lower Missouri, Mississippi
and lower Ohio valleys, and from Cen
tral Texas northward ever Oklahoma,
Kansas and Nebraska. The maximum
thermometer readings of the 16th, were,
however, somewhat lower than those of
the loth In Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
Southern Nebraska and Central Missouri,
while they were higher in the Central
Mississippi and Ohio valleys.
"The most extended area of rainfall
was ln Kansas, extending southwestward
from Topeka to Wichita."
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July Gener
ous rains fell this afternoon over the
corn belts of the northwest. The good
that will result to late corn and to pas
tures, undoubted./ will be Immense.
Scattering showers fell over the south
west last night and this morning, but in
most places continued accounts of in
tense heat were reported. .reports from
many counties assert that today's rainfall
following what has fallen within the past
forty-eight hours, will insure, at least,
half a crop of corn and makes pasturage
TOPEKA, Kan.. July 17.-Last night
as the hottest of the season, with a
minimum temperature of 85 degrees. The
temperature at noon was OS. No rain
fell In the city, although heavy thunder
storms prevailed twelve miles west.
OMAHA, Neb., July 17.—S towers were
reported during the night in the South
Platte district, breaking the protracted
drought In that section and lowering
the mercury 15 or 20 degrees. Eight
other counties in Central Nebraska also
reported a fairly good rain fall, the
heaviest being In Adams, Franklin, Kear
ney and Harlan counties, where an inch
of rain fell.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 17.—There have
been several prostrations during the past
twenty-four hours and one death, that
of Pro?: Bernhard J. Neumann, who for
forty-two .Mars acted as organist of St.
Mary's German Catholic church.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the sky
clouded, and in fifteen minutes t..e ther
mometer dropped as many degrees, to 85.
COLUMBIA, Mo., July Rain has
been falling in Columbia and throughout
Boone county since 3 p. m. yesterday.
It has not yet reached sufficient depth to
be of much avail to crops, owing to the
remarkable condition of the around. At
the government experiment station here
a hopeful view is now taken of the crop
DALLAS. Tex., July 17.-No rain fell
ln Texas last night or today and the hot
winds have continued. Several counties
west of the Brazos river report that not
more than half a crop of cotton will be
made in that section.
DES MOINES, lowa, July 17.—Rain fail
ed to make Its appearance in lowa. Crops
are suffering, but it is still maintained
by experts that if rain comes within two
days the corn crop will be saved.
SIOUX CITY, lowa, July 17.-The hot
wave still covers this section. Thermom
eters registered 100 today. William Mil
ler, a trackman, was killed by heat.
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 17.—The terrible
heated spell, under whose throes La
Crosse and vicinity has been sweltering
for the past week, was broken by a ter
rific rain and electrical storm this morn
ing. The temperature has ranged be
tween 93 and 97 degrees for a week. The
rain will bo a great benlit to crops in this
vicinity which were on the verge of ruin
owing to the dry, hot spell.
MADISON, Wis., July 17.-Six weeks of
drought was practically broken today bj
scattered thundershowers which reached
most parts of this section. More moisture
is needed, however.
CHICAGO, July 17.-At 10 a, m. today
the temperature was 85, following a hot
oppressive night. At noon a cooling rain
began to fall. The rain was of brief dura
tion and the mercury went to 89. The
humidity rendered the air very oppres
GOV. NASH BUCKEYE.
Formally Enrolled a Member of
Geronimo'N Tribe of Apaches.
BUFFALO. N. V.. July 17.-The famous
Eighth Ohio regiment, otherwise known
as the President's Own, arrived here th
evening- and went to camp at the Exposi
tion grounds until tomorrow. The Eighth
%111 act as escort to Gov. Nash ln the
parade that will precede the ceremony
that will be held in the Temple of .Mu
si;-. It might be said that the Ohio day
festivities have already begun, for visi
tors from Ohio were seen -it the Exposi
tion grounds today in larg.-> numbers,
parties of representatives In the state
legislature and men who served * the
state In the house of representatives at
Washington are among the Ohioans in
the city. One of the distinguished visi
tors at the Exposition grounds was L. C.
Laylln, secretary of state from Ohio. A
short time later Gov. Nash visited the
grounds unofficially. He visited a num
ber of the Exposition buildings as a guest
of the Exposition and also saw a number
of the Midway attractions.
While at the Indian congress Gov. Nosh
presented a silk flag of the state of Oh
to Geronimo, the famous Apache chief,
Geronimo expressed his thanks and then
Inscribed Gov. Nash's name on the tribal
parchment, as a member of hi* tribe,
naming the governor "Big Buckeye."
IMPORTANT CHANGES IN POSTAL
REGULATIONS COVERING SEC
FOR BONA FIDE PERIODICALS
Advertising Pamphlets and Bound
Books Hereafter to Be Exclud
ed From Benefits of
RIVER AND HARBOR WORK
WASHINGTON, July Postmaster
General Smith today signed three orders
amending in Important particulars three
postal regulations affecting second-class
mail matter. The changes "will effect
sweeping and radical reforms in- the de
partment practices and methods of treat
ing this class of matter.
The first order is In these* words:
"Periodical publications, herein referred
to, are held not to include those having
the characteristic of books, but only such
as consist of current news or miscella
neous literary matter or both (not ex
cluding advertising), and conform to tho
statutory characteristics of second-class
The second order amends section 241 ln
several particulars. The essential para
graph of this Is as follows:
"The subscription price must be shown
by the publication,- and when It appears
from the contents, or from the extrinsic
Inducements offered in combination with
it, that the circulation of the publication
is not founded on its value as a news
or literary journal and that subscriptions
are not made because of such value, but
because Its offers of merchandise or' other
consideration result, in effect, in its cir
culation at apparently a nominal rate,
such publication does not come within
the requirements of the law for accept
ance as second-class matter."
The third order amends section 301. so
that unsold copies of second-class publi
cations may not be returned at the pound
rate to news agents or to publishers.
An explanatory statement, given out at
the department regarding the order, says:
"The action of Postmaster General
Smith is regarded as highly Important.
It is evidence of the department to ad
minister the law as It la. strictly and
properly, and that abuses wherever found
will be eradicated. Loose and Indifferent
Interpretation heretofore, is responsible
for the loss of many millions to the gov
ernment. It is believed that when the
effect of these changes Is thoroughly es
tablished many postal improvements will
follow and later 1-cent postage will be
RIVERS AND HARBORS.
Maj. J. G. Warren, in charge of river
and harbor work in the Milwaukee dis
trict, has made the following recommend
ations for the fiscal year ending June SO,
Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan ship
canal, 533,5.0 for completing existing
project; Ahnapee. harbor, $28,003; Sheboy
gan harbor, 148,400 for completion of
project and maintenance; harbor of ref
use, Milwaukee, $187,000 for maintenance;
Milwaukee harbor, $112,500 for mainte
nance; Waukegan, $100,000 for continuing
Lieupt. Col. W. H. Heuer, In charge of
river and harbor work in the San Fran
cisco district, makes the following rec
ommendations for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1903: 77
"San Jcaquin river, $25,000 for continu
ing Improvement; Sacramento and Feath
er rivers, $25,000 for continuing work."
Capt. Cassius E. Gillette, in charge of
the river end harbor improvements for
the Savannah, Ga., district, makes the
following recommendations for the next
fiscal year: 777'
Savannah harbor, $486,500 for mainten
ance; Savannah river, $58,000 for com
pleting existing project; Doboy Bar, Ga.,
$40,000 for maintenance; Altamora river,
Georgia, $30,000 for continuing existing
project; Oconee river, Georgia, $40,000 for
continuing project; inside route between
Savannah and Fernandlna, Fla., $40,000
for continuing project; Cumberland
sound, Georgia and. Florida, $400,000 for
continuing project. - • 7V
Maj. John D. Knight, in charge of the
river harbor improvement In the Chat
tanooga district, makes the following
recommendations for the next fiscal year:
Tennessee river above Chattanooga,
$65,000—560,000 of which Is for continuing
existing project; from Chattanooga to
Decatur, Ala., $991,000; below Rlverton,
Maj. C. McD. Townsend, in charge of
river and harbor in the Rock Island dis
trict, recommends an appropriation of
$1,000,000 for the improvement of the Mis
sissippi river, between the Missouri river
and St. Paul, during the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1903.
TREASURY STATEMENT. <
Today's statement of the treasury bal
ances in the • general fund, exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the division
of redempttcn, shows: Available cash
balances, $171,549,912; gold, $100,211,181; sil
ver, $25,475,960; United States notes, $13,
--957,172; treasury notes of 1890 $125,959; na
tional bank notes, $9,017,439. Total re
ceipts this day. $2,410,078; total receipts
this month, $29,272,597; total receipts this
year, $29,272,597; total expenditures this
day, $1,750,000; total expenditures this
month, $33,365,000; total expenditures this
year, $33,365,000. Deposits in national
National bank notes received today for
redemption, $386,853; government receipts
from Internal revenue, $949,050; customs,
$1,157,722; miscellaneous, $303,941; expendi
Third Assistant Secretary of State
Cridler. who has been ill for several
weeks, was sufficiently recovered today
to be removed to Seabright, N. J. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Cridler.
Attorney General Knox left Washing
ton late this afternoon for a short con
ference with the president at Canton on
the subject of appointments under the
jurisdiction of the department" of justice.
Mr. Knox will then visit his home at
Pittsburg and return to Washington next
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Yerkes has held that the exemption of
express companies from giving stamped
receipts for goods received by them for
transportation made by the act of March
2, 1901, amending schedule A of the act of
June 13, IS9S, does not apply to railroad
companies or corporations engaged in
carrying on an express business exclu
sively. In the case In point the railroad
company will be required to give stamped
receipts to milk shippers.
; New York Harbor Collision. '
NEW YORK, July 17.-The Staten Isl
and Rapid Transit Ferry Westfield,
on her way to this city from St. George,
Staten island, with 100 passengers was
In collision off Governor's Island,' at 12:15
p. m., with the steamboat Howard Car
roll, of the Starln Transportation com
pany's fleet, which had a number of pas
sengers on board bound to Glen Island
The Carroll, struck the ferryboat amid
ships, almost disabling one of her paddle
wheels. Tho Carroll had her bows
damaged, and. was compelled to return
to her 'pier on North Pier. The West
held made her slip at the Battery in
safety and lancred her passengers. ,
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1901.
THAT CANAL TREATY
LORD PAUNCEFOTE EXPECTS TO
SEE A SATISFACTORY AGREE
HIGH PRAISE FOR AMERICANS
British Ambassador to the United
States Ha« Nothing but Words
of Commendation for
LONDON, July 27.—Lord Pauncefote.
British ambassador to the United States,
made the following statement tonight to
a representative of the Associated Press.
"I am having conferences with the mar
quis of Lansdowne, not only about Nicar
agua, but also with regard to half a
dozen treaties pending between Great
Britain and the United States. These
are chiefly covered with West Indian
When asked If ho thougnt there was
any possibility of arriving at an agree
ment regarding the Nicaraguan canal be
fore congress reconvened, he replied:
"Yes, I sincerely hope bo. We are
now in the middle of the negotiations,
which although they have not" yet reach
ed any tangible result, show good prom
ise. Naturally I may not discuss the
details, but I may say that when I re
turn to the United States at the end of
October I hope to take with me a Nicar
aguan treaty that will meet the views of
both President McKinley and the Brit
ish cabinet. It goes without saying that
the president has made himself cogni
zant of the feelings of the senate and
of the secretary of state.
"There is n'i use wasting time over
treaties which the senate is llkelv to re
fuse. I really believe the differences of
opinion between the two nations are ca
pable of settlement In an agreement fair
to both. If I could finish my delightful
labors in the United States by accom
plishing this end, I should indeed fe°l
grateful. But the only way thi.i could
be obtained is step by step, with propo
sition followed by counter proposition,
and eventually a happy medium. It
is slow, „ but I hope It is sure If I
thought anything could be done before
October, I would return prior to that
date, but I do not think anything would
be gained." . n-...-. •;;.;;,-i-,-r<-•-.-:-,.';
At this point Lord Pauncefote paid a
warm tribute to the Americans.
"They are the most genial people on
the face of the earth," he declared. "At
the first grip of the hand they take you
to their hearts. So long as you do not
try to deal in an underhand way and so
long as you do not assume superior airs
they treat you as one of their own and
no one could say more than this."
Reverting to the report that a majority
of tho senate favored a neutral canal,
Lord Pauncefote said:
"It would be good news if true. I hap
pen to know that Mr. Hay consulted the
senate, both the section supposed to sup
port him and the section credited with
other motives. You may be sure that
whatever is agreed upon between the two
governments will meet with the approval
of the senate."
He expressed the deepest sympathy
with Mr. Hay at the loss of his son.
When (asked if the joint session was
likely to sit again in Washington, he re
DIFFERENCE WITH CANADA
"Yes, I think that it will, although this
will not occur until after my return. I
do not agree with the opinion that the
sessions already held have resulted in no
god. The joint commission has threshed
out many points of differences between
Canada and the United States, although
the inability to agree upon the Alaska
boundary and the sad death of Lord
Herschell appeared, perhaps, to nullify
the commission's labors.
"I see that the Boston Chamber of
Commerce has petitioned for reciprocity
with Canada.. This, I regard, as a most
hopeful sign. It' will be one of my aims
when I return to the United States to
foster this desire for a closer commercial
relationship between the Dominion and
the United States. I know all the diffi
culties standing ln the way, but I can
not help think that some arrangement
which will be to the. mutual'advantage
of the two countries will be feasible, 1
should hope to include Newfoundland,
making its interests Identical with those
of Canada, yet. so far as Newfoundland
is concerned it is all a question of fish,
and the Gloucester fishermen do not al
ways see things in just the same light
as do the people of Newfoundland.
"In spite of the attitude of Canada to
ward Newfoundland and In spite of the
trade difficulties of both Canada and
Newfoundland in dealing with the United
States I by no means despair of effecting
some sort of reciprocity scheme, which,
when the Nicaragua matter has been
adjusted and amicably settled and the
West Indian treaties have.been arranged,
will bring Great Britain and the United
States to even a better basis of common
understanding than exists today."
Southwestern Telephone Combine
FORT WORTH, Tex.. July Repre^
eentatlves of seventeen Independent tel
ephone companies and exchanges In Tex
as, Indian territory and Oklahoma met
he-re today and formed a ~ permanent or
ganization. The convention decided that
a'l. Independent telephone exchange com
panies within the territory mentioned
mere eligible; to membership. " The tele
phone situation .in Texas, Oklahoma, In
dian territory and extensions to the stock
ranch regions . were fully discussed: V -.-.
FREE SILVER IS DEAD, SAYS TOWNE
ITALY HAS A KICK
PROTESTS TO UNCLE, SAM OVER
LYNCHING OF TWO OF HER
STRONG CASE IS MADE' OUT
' ~~~ <
Men Summarily Executed Were Ital
ians, and Not Naturalized Amer
ican Citizens—Lynchers May
WASHINGTON, July 17.-The Italian
government has taken cognizance of a
recent affray at Irwin, Miss., in which
it Is claimed two Italians were lynched
and a third seriously wounded. The
facts have been communicated to the
foreign office at Rome and the Italian
embassy here has made representations
to the state department.- At the same
time the Italian authorities are pursu
ing an investigation of their own through
their consul at New Orleans and their
consular agent at Vicksburg, Miss,
which is not far from the scene of the
alleged trouble.. ,
Thus far the reports received. from
these officials establish two. essential,
points in what Is considered a rather se
rious condition of affairs. First, It .'s
reported positively that the Italians were
killed by lynching and not through any
accident or chance affray. Second, the
Italian authorities nearest the scene of
the trouble have establshed to their sat
isfaction that the persons killed are lta'
ians in the full sense, not hay taken
out naturalization papers. Thus far the
case is In a state of inquiry, both on the
part of the state department and the
Italian authorities, but j there is evident
indication that the facts will constitute
an international Incident similar to that
with Italy, growing out of the killing of
Italians in Louisiana.
• The Italian charge d'affairs, Mr. Oar
agnani, took prompt action ln advising
his government and laying the material
before the state department. 7 The de
partment has rendered every assistance
possible, although this again has dis
closed the difficulties of federal action in
a matter occurring within the jurisllcticn
of a state. The governor of Miss'ssippi,
it Is reported, will proceed ln person
to Irwin to investigate the matter. ,
MEMPHIS, Term., July 17.— a meet
ing of citizens at Greenville, Washington
county, Miss.-, a resolution was adopted
asking the governor to order a special
session of the circuit court of the. county
to deal with the recent assassination of
two Italians at Irwin. The crime was
denounced in the strongest terms.
FAILED TO OBEY ORDERS
FATAL. WRECK ON THE SANTA FE
NEAR GOWER, MO.
KANSAS CITY, July 17.—A head-end
collision between a north bound St. Jo-»
seph and Grand Island? passenger train,
which left here at 2:30 p. m., and a Santa
Fe local freight, two miles west of Go
wer, Mo., at 4 p. m. j today, killed two
persons, t injured fourteen others and de
molished the Santa Fe engine and several
freight cars. The dead:
ENGINEER BAKER, of the Santa Fe.
EXPRESS : MESSENGER FLOYD, of
the St. | Joseph & E Grand Island.
The lnpured are at Gower, where local
physicians are attending them. None
of them is reported, to be seriously hurt.
The collision occurred on a sharp curve.
The passenger train was flagged and
stopped by a man who saw that a col
lision' was imminent, but the freight train
did not see the .flagmen. The freight
train struck the passenger engine with
such force that the latter -was knocked
back 400 feet up a slight grade. The
engineer and several cars of the Santa
Fe train were demolished. The passenger
train suffered little damage. The St.
Jcseph & Grand Island uses the Lex
ington branch of the Santa Fe to make
Its main line between Kansas City and
The freight train had.orders, to wait,
for the passenger at. Fraser, Mo., two
miles from the scene of the wreck, but
neglected to do so.
Farmer' Kill* "Wife,: Child and Self
" and Fires Their Home.
GLENWOOD, lowa, July 17.—1n the em
bers of a smouldering farm house, twelve
miles south of Glenwood today,. the bod
ies of Frederick Fourhelm, his wife and
their six-year-old child were found. The
woman and child had been killed with a
razor,.their throats having. been cut from
ear to ear. A shot.gun and a razor lay
beside the body of , Fourhelm. A ragged
hole m the man's, head • showed ■ that he
had, undoubtedly killed his wife and : the
child, set the house'on fire and "then
No reason is known for the tragedy.
BEAT THE CUSTOMS
EXTENSIVE SYSTEM OF SMUGGLING
IS INEARTHED ON THE
GOODS BROUGHT FROM CANADA
Treasury Department Preparing tor
a General Overhauling of Al
leged Illegal Truffle Done
by Vesselmen. '
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 17.—The
United States government, through the
treasury department, is preparing for an
extensive raid upon sailors and lake
captains who are suspected of complicity
in smuggling goods into this country
from Canadian ports. The first warramt
was sworn to before United States Com
missioner Bloodgood In the office of
United .States District Attorney Butter
field, in 'this city, today, by Spceial Agent
Charles S. Cram. and calls for the arrest
of one James H. Walker, who was a cook
on. the vessel Bon Ami, for smuggling
whisky from Port Arthur Into Duluth.
■, A-sailor on the Bon Ami is said to have
turned stafe's. evidence. Walker Is now
being held at Marinette on a trivial
charge, pending the appearance of the
United States marshals.
UNCLE SAM A HEAVY LOSER.
Mr Cram said that the amount of tariff
which the government Is defrauded of
in the aggregate is considerable. It is
charged that there are many vesselmen
bringing liquors into the larger cities
from Canada in large quantities.
The government has agents in Canadian
ports securing evidence against vesselmen
who are under suspicion.
Deputy Marshals Glantz and Durbin left
today for Marinette to take charge of
Walker. He will be taken before the
commissioner at Green Bay and brought
to Milwaukee if held for trial.
Walker resigned as cook on the Bon
Ami and has been traveling for a cigar
firm, and after a chase was finally ar
rested at Marinette.
WITH EPWORTH LEAGUE
THIRTY THOUSAND DELEGATES IX
ATTENDANCE AT 'FRISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO. July When the
fifth International convention shall open,
30,000 delegates will be In attendance,
18,000 of these coming from points east
of the Rocky Mountains. Since last
Monday morning the Southern Pacific
has handled, via Ogden, thirty-five special
trains In addition to the regular traffic,
a large majority of them arriving last
night and today, many being scheduled
but thirty minutes apart. The record
made is remarkable, in view of the fact
that not an accident occurred to this
procession of trains all the way from
Ogden. The excursionists express them
selves much pleased at the transcontin
Among today's notable arrivals were
Bishop I. W. Joyce, president of Epworth
league; Rev. Dr. Thlekeld, of Cincinnati,
general secretary of the Freedman's Aid
and Southern Education society; Gov. A.
T. Bliss, of Michigan; Bishop H. W. War
ren, of Denver^and Bishop Earl Cranston,
of Portland, Ore.
- At the Methodist churches of the city
tonight, special welcome meetings were
held. The convention will be opened
formally tomorrow. There will be pre
liminary services at three prominent
churches at 11 o'clock. At 2:30 the chair
man. Rev. Thomas Filban, will call the
convention to order, and after a song
service by choruses of 2,000 voices, ad
dresses of welcome will be made, on be
half of the state and city, by Gov. Gage
and Mayor Phelan. Then the convention
will settle down to addresses from lead
ing members of the league, on matters of
direct interest to the convention. Dur
ing the evening overflow meetings will
be held at the j Metropolitan temple and
at the Alhambra theater.
SAM JONES IS FINED $5.
Golden Rule Mayor Wan in Con-
"tempt of Court.
TOLEDO, Ohio, July 17.—Samuel H.
Jones, the Golden Rule mayor of this
city, was today fined $5 and costs ln the
police court for contempt of court. lie
promptly paid the fine. The mayor made
remarks " which were not of a compli
mentary character as to the manner in
which justie* is dealt out in the average
court. While a prisoner was being tried
today for a petty offense, the mayor
wanted permission to ask the prisoner a
few questions. This was granted, and
the mayor Inquired of the prisoner if be
had a. bank account. The reply was in
the negative. The mayor then asked to
see the man's hands and they Were shown
him. -< Judge -Wachehelmer. wanted to
know the purpose of the mayor, who re
plied: "It Is obvious," and left the room.
A bailiff was sent after him and the
judge assessed the . fine, the court claim
ing the mayor was in contempt.
PRICE TWO CEXTS-J F^?4";TS
NEW DIRECTORS NAMED
FOR NORTHERN PACIFIC
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
I— Hot Weather Everywhere.
New Mail Rales.
New N. P. Directors Named.
Italy Makes Complaint.
Beat the Customs.
Pauncefote Talks Canal.
2Omaha Reclines to Move.
St. Paul's Sew Engines* Firm.
Slot Machines to Be Taxed.
Missing From Home.
S—Debate Was Bitter.
Corbin Reaches Manila.
Superior Electric Power.
News of the Northwest.
6Omaha Was Easy.
Game* in the Big Leagues.
General Sporting' News.
—Great Western Is Growing.
News of the Railroads.
Japan Calls Quits.
Grain and Provision Markets. *
September Wheat, OH l-4c.
Bar Silver, 58 l-4c.
Stocks Active; Higher.
B—Public Scales Law.
Culprit Is Landed.
Property Owners Arc Angry.
Big Strike Is Spreading.
Minnesota—Fair Thursday. Friday
fair; light north to northeast winds;
cooler in northwest portion.
Wisconsin—Generally fair Thursday and
Friday; light north to northeast winds.
lowa—Partly cloudy Thursday; prob
ably local thunderstorm* and not quite
so warm ln eastern portion. Friday
fair; variable winds.
North Dakota—Fair Thursday; warmer
in central portion. Friday fair; probably
cooler in northwest portion; southerly
South Dakota— cloudy Thursday;
warmer in western portion. Friday fair
and warm; variable winds.
Montana—Fair Thursday. Friday cool
er and partly cloudy; probably shower-*
In western portion; variable winds.
St. Paul — Yesterday's observations,
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for
tne twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
Inst night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation: Highest itemper
ature, 93; lowest temperature, 75; average
temperature. 84; daily range, 18; barome
ter, 29.85; humidity, 60; precipitation 0;
7 p. m., temperature, 88; 7 p. m., wind,
north; weather, clear.
7, '••,,. BpmHigh| BpmHlgh
Havre ./.;....88 93 Kansas City.B4 10-1
Pr. Albert ...72 82 'Marquette ...TO 76
S. Current ..82 Bo|Minnedosa , .72 76
Williston ....84 bS Montgomery .82 92
Alpena. — 80 W) Montreal 70 SO
Pismarck ....78 82 'Nashville ...74 98
Buffalo 78 S2|N. Orleans ..SO 8S
Bosrton ......70 84, N. Y. City....76. S4
Calgary 74 78 I.Norfolk 82 83
Cheyenne ...70 88 N. Platte ...SO 94
Chicago ...:..56 92'Omaha 94 98
Cincinnati ..76 96 Philadelphia .74 GO
Cleveland ...80 81 Pittsburg ....76 90
Davenport ..90 92 'Qu'Appcllo ..72 \B2
Detroit 82 88 S. Francisco.sß t>o
Duluth SO 80' St. Louis ..S6 100
Gd. Haven ...82 94 Bait Lake ...94 98
Green 8ay...72 84 lite. Marie ...66 80
Helena 88 88iWashington .78 90
Huron SO 94 (Winnipeg ....72 80
Jacksonville .76 Do
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
Danger Gauge Change} In
Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 6.7 —0.1
Davenport 15 6.4 0.0
La Crosse .......10 6.9 —0.1
St. Louis 30 10.4 0.0
River forecast till 8 p. m. Thursday:
The Mississippi will continue falling
slowly in the vicinity of St. Paul.
New Arrived: Oceanic, Liver
pool and Queenstown.
Queenstown—Sailed: St. Louis, South
ampton; Majestic, Liverpool, via Queens
town; Frlesland, Antwerp.
Plymouth — Arrived: Pretoria, New
York for Cherbourg and Hamburg.
Southampton—Arrived: St. Paul, New
Cherbourg—Arrived: Deutschlan* New
York, via Plymouth and Hambui and
proceeded). Sailed: Kaiser Wilhtf, » der
Grosse (from Bremen), New York.
Antwerp— Nederland, Phila
delphia. .: sstj
Queenstown—Arrived: Servia (for Liv
erpool) and proceeded/ Sailed: Ultonia
(from Liverpool), Boston.
Sydney, N. S. W.—Arrived: Sonama
San Francisco, via Honolulu, Apia and
Hongkong— Gaelic, San Fran- ;
cisco, via Honolulu and Yokohama.
Sailed: Indrapura. Portland, Or.; Em
press of Japan, Shanghai, Nagasaki, for
Vancouver, B. C.
KICKS OVER THE TRACES
PROF. TRIGGS BERATES CHURCH
HYMNS AND SUNDAY SCHOOL
CHICAGO, July Prof. Oscar L.
Triggs, of Chicago university, who some
time ago compared' John D. Rockefeller
to William Shakespeare, today Informed
the clas3 in English literature at the uni
versity that the hymns of the Protestant
churches are doggerel and that dime
novels are literature when compared to
Sunday school books.
Prof. Triggs had been asked by a mem
ber of the class whther orthodox people
could read Walt Whitman.
"I take It for granted," replied the
professor, "that there is not a member
of this class who does not hold heterodox
views. If you did not, you would not
be here, since the study of literature has
no place in the education of an orthodox
person. You can find little poetry that
is not unorthodox. Of course, there is a
vast deal of songs and hymns, but no
poetry. The great bulk of church hymns
Is mere doggerel, pure and simple. Take
Watts for example. In the same con
nection can be named the Sunday school
books. The dime novel la preferable to
the average Sunday school story, be
cause the dime novel may become liter
ature, while the Sunday - school book
never can hope to be."
Prof. Triggs later said that college pro
fessors and students could enjoy poetry
and fiction, because they were half pa
"Our whole modern civilization Is at
mixture of Christianity and paganism,"
he 'said,''"and - the Christian spirit by no
means dominates. This .fact was recently
shown by. the conduct of the so-called
Christian nations in China.
CITY OF ST. PAUL.
I TO REPRESENT THE VARIOUS IX-
I TERESTS SHARING THE OWN- ,
ERSHIP OK THE ROAD
J. J. HILL HEADS THE LIST
Suggested That the Five Railway
Magnates Chosen Take OtHce as
Soon as They Can Ue
MORGAN ACTED AS ARBITER
NEW YORK. July 17.-Official an
nouncement was made by j. Pi erpo nt M,?.
gan that he had selected James J. HilL
h.. H. Harriman, William Rockefeller H
M.-iv. lwomi.h- and Samuel R a to mi
SEE. v to,. be C'eated ,n the d rector.ua
or the Northern Pacific railway. This
announcement was made by Mr Mor
gan in a formal letter addreescd by' him
«-o ..< ii ;',," :,M * '"■ Kuhn- '•'
« 0., a. H. Harriman and James J. Hill
in which be says be has selected five d.l
'*" to be elected at be next annual
meeting of the company in accordance
with a memorandum signed on Ma si
by which the composition of the new
board was to he left in his hands No
statement as to the nature of the mem
orandum was made public and a refer
ence in the letter to William K. Vander
bilt was not explained. At the oftlees
of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and J. P. Morgan &
Co., it was said the arrangement Indi
cated in the letter was mtitally satisfac
lows- Mr. Morgan's letu'r ld a» fol
"Gentlemen—ln accordance with tha
memorandum signed by you under date
of May 3!, 1901, under which the com.
position of the board of directors of the
Northern Pacific Railroad company to
be elected at the next annual meeting
was left In my hands, i beg to advise
you of my conclusions as follows;
THE NEW DIRECTORS.
"I nominate the following ntletnea as
the new members of the board to nil i ...
vacancies to be created:
"James J. Hill, president of the Great
"E. H. Harriman, chairman of t*.a
executive committee of the Union Pa
cific Railway company.
"W. E. Rockefeller, director of tne
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
"H. McK. Twombly, director of the Chi
cago & North-Western Railway com
"Samuel Rea, vice president of tho
Pennsylvania Railroad company.
"I- would suggest that the attention of
the hoard be called to the advisabll t y of
arranging for those g^ht'.esiori V> a--.surra
their duties as directors of the company
us soon as possible without awaiting tho
annual election. •-'
"It Is my opinion that a^board thus
constituted-will contain within 'tseic the
elements lest adapted for the formula
tion of a plan referred to ln raid mem
orandum in connection with Mr William.
K. Vanderbllt named therein as ref
"Every Important Interest will have Its
representative who will be brought into
close touch with the situation as a whole,
and there should be no ditriculty in
reaching a conclusion that will be fair
and lust to all concerned and tend to
the establishment of permanent har
mony among the different lines. To this
end I shall be glad to co-operate in .such ,
manner as will em desirable.
"I am gentlemen, very truly yours.
—"J. Pierpont Morgan."
PLACED IN MORGAN'S HANDS.
Later In the- day the memorandum re
ferred to as of May 31 ln Mr. Morgan!
letter was given out. It reads:
"An understanding has been rcichrd
between Northern Pacific and Union pa
cific Interests under which the composi
tion of the .Northern Pacific board will
be left In the hands of Mr. J. P. Morgan,
certain names having already been .sug
gested, not now to be made public, whlci
will be especially recognized as repre
sentative of the common Interest. It is
expected that harmony will result und' r
the plan adopted by all Interest*, in
volved. It is agreed that the" for: gong
shall be given out for publication as > x
presslng the agreement of tho parties."
HIS ARCTIC EXPEDITION STARTS
NORTH FROM TROMSOB,
TROMSOE, Norway, July 17.—Shortly
before midnight last night the ships of
the Baldwin-Siegler arctic expedition
weighed anchor, and with the stars and
stripes and the Norwegian flogs at their
masts steamed off to the north. As they
left the harbor the crews of the other
vessels gave them a parting cheer,
Evelyn Baldwin, chief of the expedition,
was in excellent spirits. Ills last words
to a representatives of the Associated
Press were that he had little doubt of
reaching the North pole.
The America will proceed to Ar-?hang<*!.
ln Russia, and then return to the island
whence the final departure for Franz
Josef Land will be made. Touching at
Hounlngsvaag, the America and the Eel
gic will pick up the Frldtjof, and all threo
vessels will proceed northward together.
DEMOCRATS WILL MOVE i
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO GO
WASHINGTON, D. C, July IS.—lt hi
announced on good authority that the na- J
tion headquarters of the Damo'jratts
party will be removed here from CXI- !
cago about Sept. 1.
The move has been under cons'dr-rat'on <
for several months and it has finally been j
decided that the national committee can j
do more effective work at the seat of t
government, especially when congress 13
The presence of Chairman Jones In
Washington during sessions of congress <
is imperative, owing to his prominence '
in the senate and his membership In sev
eral of its "more Important committees.
It has been planned to wage an ag
gressive congressional campaign, In vle'.T•■•'
of which the machinery of the national i
committee will be employed In taking ,
note of the action of the forth ruing I
With the healquarters m Was..in j
a great many public men and leaden are)
at hand and their counsel and advice la j
easily , accessible. It Is not announced
yet who will be In charge of the head-;
quarters and It may not be until th»
change Is made.