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VOL. XXV.—NO. 359.
Senator Clapp's Impressions
of What Congress Will
Do This Session.
TARIFF TO BE UNTOUCHED
Problem of Whether Anti-Trust Con
stitutional Amendment Is
ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL BE
ASKED TO GO INTO SUBJECT
There May Be Legislation Supplemen
tary to the Sherman Law—Minnesota
Senator Has Doubts of the Ratifica
tion of the Reciprocity Treaty With
United States Senator Moses E.
Clapp thinks that the present congress
will enact some valuable trust legisla
tion, but that it will not attempt to
amend in any way the tariff laws.
Senator Clapp says the attempt to
get at the trusts by legislation will
Ibe taken up immediately when congress
reassembles after the holiday vacation
and that the movement will result in
the enactment of some conservative
measures calculated to place a meas
,ure of control on the trust evil. Sena
tor Clapp yesterday said:
"There seems to be no disposition in
congress to do anything with the tariff
laws at the present session, but there
is a strong sentiment entertained by a
conservative element that certain fea
tures 'if the trust question demand
careful attention. The problem of
whether a constitutional amendment
Is or is not necessary to enable con
gross to reach the trusts will be thor
ougly threshed out upon the reconvene
ing of congress.
Waiting for Mr. Knox.
"Attorney General Knox at Pitts
burg 1 said congress has the authority
needful for trust legislation. Those
who question this view are anxiously
awaiting Gen. Knox's return to Wash
ington and he will, then be invited to
go into the subject in detail. The
chances are that seme careful, con
servative legislation will be enacted.
If it is felt that a constitutional amend
ment is not necessary the legislation
enacted will undoubtedly be supple
mental to the Sherman act."
Senator Clapp is a friend of recir
procity, but is not optimistic as to the
fate of the movement in congress. Of
reciprocity with Canada, which is, per
haps most interesting" to the people of
the Northwest, he is doubtful even of
the ratification of the Newfoundland
treaty. It has met with a strong op
position originating in the East and
the c'"jinces are in favor of its defeat.
The Cubrm treaty, Senator Clapp
thinks, will be ratified. The omnibus
statehood bill he considers doomed to
defeat. Senator Nelson,*he says, is
making a mp.trnifk-ent fight for the
committee bill and he believes Okla
homa and Indian Territory will come in
as one state.
COMING IN MEXICO
fieri. Reyes, Minister of War, Resigns
From a Somewhat Peculiar
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 24.—The
resignation of Gen. Bernandero Reyes,
who since January, 1900, has held the
post of minister of war, has caused a
decided sensation in political circles.
He has made an excellent record in this
office and has built up a gTeat reservist
army, which is an auxiliary to the reg
ular forces. His administration of his
office has been praised on all hands and
in his retirement from the cabinet he
carries with him the general good will
of his ministerial associates. It is prob
able that Gen. Francisco Mena, min
ister of communications and public
works, will succeed to the vacancy in
the war department, involving some
other cabinet ahanges.
The immediate cause of Gen. Reyes'
resignation is said to have been arti
cles appearing in La Protesta, a news
paper, which violently attacked Fi
nance Minister Limantour. These ar
ticles were attributed to a near rela
tive of Gen. Reyes, although this ife
denied today by the person concerned.
At all events Gen. Reyes felt it incum
bent upon him to resign, and at a pro
longed cabinet meeting held Monday
night it was decided to accept the
PAVING THE WAY FOR
Republican Senatorial Candidate In Col-
orado Gets Certificate.
DENVER, Col., Dec. 24.—The state can
vassing board today awarded the cer
tificate of election as representative in
the disputed San Juan district to C. A.
Cooper. Republican. The house will con
tain 34 Republicans and 31 Democrats,
and the senate 11 Republicans and 24
Democrats. The Republican leaders are
planning to unseat 15 Democrats, mem
bers-elect of the house, on the ground of
fraud, and thus securing a majority on
This step, if taken, will probably result
Jn a deadlock between the house and
the senate which may prevent the elec
tion of a United States senator.
RUSSIAN CROPS IN
VERY BAD CONDITION
Cause Was Delay In Sowing, Necessitated
by the Late Harvest.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 24.—The con
dition of the winter crops in nearly all
European Russia is regarded as abso
lutely bad. This condition arises from
the delay in sowing, which was due to
the late harvest and the rainy autumn
and winter, and the seed did not germi
nate sufficiently before the early and in
tense frosts. The crop outlook is se
rious even in several of the Southern
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TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND FEET DEEP
HONOLULU, Dec. 18 (via San Fran
cisco), Dec. 24. —S. S. Dickinson, the
special agent of the Commercial Pa
cific Cable company, returned today
from Manila, where he has chosgn ca
ble landing sites at Midway island,
Guam and Manila. He also surveyed
a route around Nero Deep, a very deep
hole in the ocean bed between Guam
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for SL Paul and Vicinity-
Fair and continued cold; warmer Friday,
Plot to steal body of ex-President Har
rison is confessed.
Numerous charges of cruelty against
Americans in Philippines are being in
Explosion in pool room at Hot Springs,
Ark., injures thirty men, some fatalljt.
•Ten-year-old boy commits suicide in
>%;«_ men killed in Colorado railway col
Stocks are firm and higher, though
transactions are small.
Passengers and trainmen are injured
in collision at Rogers, Neb. ■
Crookston man kills girl who refuses
to marry him and fatally shoots himself.
Records of weather office show that this
is the warmest Christmas day experienced
in St. Paul for 11 years.
James J. Hill returns from the coast on
a special train.
In spite of the cold weather there will
be no skating at Lake Como this Christ
Local lodge of Elks make 600 children
and their parents happy.
Santa Claus visits the Protestant Or
phan asylum and distributes gifts.
Two sons of Italy engage in combat
over a -pretty girl.
Russian crops are very poor.
Great Britain adopts new system of
Opinion* in England is not so strongly
in favor of President Roosevelt being ar
bitrator of Venezuela di^culty.
Hungarian count commits suicide in
very theatrical manner.
Senator Clapp says congress will enact
trust restraining legislation.
Red Lake reservation lands will be sold
to bona fide homesteaders only.
Travelers today will be treated by rail
roads with elaborate feasts.
Freight schedules In force -a year ago
will be restored Jan. 1.
Striking freight handlers of Illinois
Central at New Orleans waive demands.
Baltimore & Ohio will shorten its run
between Baltimore and Chicago eighty '
Engineers and firemen of Milwaukee
road get 10 per cent increase.
St. Paul baseball team will train at
Little Rock and tour the South.
Comiskey is named as the leader of
the American league New York team.
ACCUSED. OF PERJURY.
Frank J. Duffy Indicted and Arrested
at Grand Forks.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 24.—
Frank J. Duffy has been arrested on
a charge of perjury. An indictment
against him' was found by the grand
jury at its late sessions. The offense
is alleged to have been committed in
the giving of testimony in a civil suit
between Duffy and Jacob Demster,
which has been before the courts sev
eral years. Mr. Duffy was at one time
owner of the East Grand Forks Courier
and controlled a larg-e amount of prop
erty. He gsfve bail for his appearance.
EAST GRAND FORKS' SCANDAL.
Mayor and Another Indicted in Con
nection With Defalcation.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 24.—
John F. Brant, mayor, and Harm Clark,
of East Grand Forks, are defendants in
an action in the district court at
Crookston, the grand jury having in
dicted them for transactions in con
nection with the defalcation of Treas
urer Coons. It is charged that they
permitted him to receive hi* salary in
advance, which is contrary to law.
NEW OFFICERS FOR THE
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON
Main Business of the Convention In Prog
ress in Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dsc. 24.—The
Sigma Alpha Epsilon devoted today's ses
sion of its convention to routine reports
frm committees.; The*soclety will resume
its sessions Friday. Officers for the ensu
ing: two years were elected as follows:
Eminent supreme archcn, "William C.
Levere, Evanston, III.; eminent supreme
deputy archon, M. E. Hclderness, Ten
nessee; editor of the record, Sidney Har
rison, Ohio; eminent supreme recorder,
Edward H. Virgin, Teedham, Mass.; em
inent supreme treasurer, Gee. D. Kimball,
GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI
HELPS KEEP NEGROES AT HOME
Offers a Reward for Those That Try to
Drive Them Away.
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 24.—Gov. Long
ino today issued a proclamation offering
$50 reward for the arrest and conviction
of any person who forces a negro to
leave either of the counties of Lincoln,
Amite, Franklin or Pike.
Hundreds of ns^ro residents have been
ordered te leave these counties during
the past few months, being served with
notices supposed to emanate from white
CHRISTMAS DID NOT
COME TO THESE BOYS
Three Escape Frcm Industrial Home and
Two Freeze to Death.
WOODSTOCK, 111., Dec. 24.—Hilding
Holm and Frank Smith, eight and ten
years old, were found frozen to death in a
cornfield here today, and their compan
ion, Arthur Carlson, ten years old, was
found severely frozen, but alive.
The boys ran away from the Chicago
Industrial home on Monday,, having told
their companions they were going to
spend Christmas at their former home in
3usts of Lincoln In Schools.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—An anonymous
admirer of Abraham Lincoln is going to
place.busts of the great war president in
every public school in the boroughs of
Manhattan and the Bronx. The busts
are to be designed by Wilson Mac Donald,
THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1902.—TEN PAGES. .
and Midway, which was discovered by
the United States survey ship Nero
and reported to be the deepest bit of
the ocean in the world.
In surveying around the deep Mr.
Dickinson says that he went down
4,500 fathoms and the route chosen
went around it, it being deemed im
practicable to lay a cable over it.
Proof of the Accuracy of
HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 24.—Wireless
messages sent in Italian by Signor
Marconi to Gen. Brusaldi, first aid de
camp to the king of Italy, to the lady
in waiting to the queen dowager Mar
gherita and to the Italian minister of
marine have been received at Poldhu,
Cornwall, by operators who have no
knowledge of the Italian language. This
is considered interesting proof of the
accuracy with which messages may be
The following message was sent to
day to the directors of the Marconi
Wireless Telegraph company in Lon«
"My best Christmas wishes to my
co-directors and their families, sent
for the first time by trans-Atlantic
wireless, telegram. —"Marconi."
The Glace Bay station is now closed
for the Christmas holidays.
BOY AGED TEN
YEARS A SUICIDE
Said He Had Bought Christ
mas Presents and Want
ed to Die.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 24.—Adelbert
Lemon, ten years old, son of Rev. H. A.
Lemon, state evangelist for the Chris
tian church,* shot himself today and
died tonight. .The boy said that the
act was premeditated. He told the
doctors he had bought Christmas pres
ents, had had a good time and wanted
New System In Great Britain Which Is
Expected to Develop Better
LONDON, Dec. 24.—Official papers have
been issued which will give full details of
the new scheme for naval' education un
der which the training of officers is to be
unified and simplified by the adoption of a
single system for the training af cadets
for all three branches of the service, ex
ecutives, engineers and marines.
-She Earl of Selborne, first lord of the
admiralty, in an explanatory article in
which he argues that modern develop
ments of the navy require a change in the
"In the old days it sufficed if a naval of
ficer was a seaman. Now he must be a
seaman, a soldier, an engineer and a man
of science as well. Today more knowl
edge and study is needed than in the past,
and the highest type of naval officer is
that in which great professional knowl
edge is added to force of character. The
danger within the navy Jtpelf is lest in
sufficient importance should be attached
to the results of study and lest the value
of what is called 'practical character'
should be placed higher than it de
The scheme will become operative next
July. For the first seven years all ca
dets will receive identical training in ev
ery branch of the service, special atten
tion being given to scientific study.
Thence forward, from the* age of twenty,
the cadets will be drafted into the dif
ferent branches and will begin to spe
cialize. The scheme enables speedier
promotion, provides for revised rates of
pay, the .disappearance of engineers' dis
abilities and promotion to the rank of
commander by selection.
While the newspapers generally com
mend the scheme as a courageous attempt
in the direction of a very necessary re
form, it is expected that it will meet
with considerable opposition. Its prin
cipal defect, as pointed out In editorial
articles, is that engineers and marine of
ficers will still be debarred from attain
ing flag rank and all cadets, therefore,
will want to enter for 'the execuftive
CONFLICT BETWEEN URUGUAY
AND U. S. THREATENED
Mrs. Sparhawk Wants to Recover Her
Young _ Nephew.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 24.—The
state department is' considering a singu
lar case involving the legation of Uruguay
here in a possible conflict with the Unit
ed States courts as represented by the su
preme court of the District of Columbia.
Today Mrs. Helen G. Sparhawk, a well
known compiler of national music, called
at the state department to seek its aid in
recovering her ten-year-old nephew, Jo
seph Preston Ames, who. according to her
story, was removed from Washington
while technically in the custody of the
District of Columbia, supreme court and
sent out of the country. .The boy is now
on the British steamer Soldier PVince en
route to Buenos Ayres, and Mrs. Sparhawk
wishes the state department to cause the
United States consul at the first port of
call to take custody of the boy and ship
him back to the* United States.
The department will investigate with a
view especially to determine what part,
if ai\y, was taken by the legation officials
here in the removal of the boy.
Gold Purse for Mrs. Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 24.—Among
the Christmas gifts to be given Mrs.
Roosevelt will be a gold purse by the
women of the cabinet. The purse is of
gold mesh, with the clasp studded with
diamonds and sapphires. On the outside
is engraved "Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt"
and on the inside "From the ladies of
the cabinet, Dec. 25, 1902."
Shaft and Pcle Concerns Merge.
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 24.—A combination
has been effected" 'of the shaft and pole
companies of the country. The promoter
is F. H. Atterholt, of this city. The com
pany will be known as the Pioneer Pole
and Shaft company and ha? bf-en incor
porated in West Virginia with a capital
BRITISH OPINION VEERING ON
SUBJECT OF HIS ARBITRATING
OPPOSITION IN UNITED
Belief That This Country Would Not
Object to Even More Vigorous Mea
sures Against Castro If England and
Germany Should Covenant Not to
Special Cable to The Globe. t
LONDON, Dec. 24.—Official and pri
vate opinion appears to be veering
somewhat on the advisability of ask
ing President Roosevelt to act as arbi
trator in the Venezuelan, matter, on ac
count of opposition to the suggestion
in the United States. A few of the
cabinet ministers feel that if the pres
ident should undertake the task with
the country strongly against him the
value of his services as a ; moral guar
anty for Castro's compliance with his
award might be materially lessened.
Many friends o£ The Hague court
are pressing the government to Insist
on reference of the dispute ta that tri
bunal should President Roosevelt de
cline the service. Some ffear that Ger
many would reject this '■. proposition.
Others believe that the kaiser is too
desirous of retaining British and Amer
ican good will to veto a proposal sup
ported by two nations.
In diplomatic circles the opinion is
fast gaining ground that in the event
of failure of both arbitration and the
blockade the United States would not
oppose more rigorous measures for the
purposes of bringing Caslio to book,
but would merely stipulate ihat Eng
land and Germany should enter into a.
formal covenant that under no cir-
cumstances would they ever attempt to
acquire Soyth American territory.
That this is a safe course for the
United States to pursue is thought to
be fully established by the fact that
England's colonies unite with the
mother country in wanting the Monroe
Doctrine maintained. Besides the best
informed politicians in London utterly
disbelieve the theory that the kaiser
embarked on the Venezuelan enter
prise with motives other than those
avowed by the German foreign office.
Hold Italians Responsible.
CARACAS, Dec. 24.—The Red "D"
line steamer Caracas was cruising to
day before La Guaira. . The steamer •
Merida of the same line > has
left Willemstadt, Curacao, for Mara
caibo. She will attempt to ascertain
whether the blockade is effective.
There is much indignation among 1 the
people of La Guaira /at Signor de Rlva
and Herr yon Pilgrim-BfUUiazi, who
are considered responsible for the
shelling of the forts at Puerto Cabello.
The envoys promeijada daiJff on the
beach : at La Guaira and it is feared ;
they may be the object of some de
President Castro went to La Victoria
At o'clock this evening the British.
Tribune captured a schooner and a
sloop outside the port of La Guaira.
Proposal Reach Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, D«c. 24.—The
proposals of Great Britain and Ger
many that President Roosevelt arbi
trate the Venezuelan dispute have
reached Washington. They are in such
form that the president car. accept or
reject the proposition outright. So far,
the messages having been received
while the president was absent from
the White house, he has Ijad no op
portunity to consider there, and until
he does so his decision ; cannot be
For the same reason nothing can be
gathered here as to the detuiis of the
proposals, and, although great interest
is felt as to the extent ot the limita
tions which the allies will ask to be
placed on the arbitration^ curiosity on
that point must remain tms-atltsne.-i un
til the president has finally made up
his mind what he shall" do. -•' It is known
that he is disposed to Qfit with all
speed iri this matter, for he realizes
that the'conditions''-on th* blockade
line are such that at any moment an
unpleasant incident may occur through
the obstinacy of some skipper or from
a genuine misunderstanding as to the
terms of the blockade that may dimin
ish the chances, of a pe&c^ful settle
-ment of the Venezuelan trouble.
KILL EACH OTHER
Little Salmon Red Men the Victims—
Storekeeper Murdered and As
VICTORIA, B. C, Bee. 24.—The
steamer Amur, which arrived from
Skagway today, brought rrewa of the
massacre by Pely river ladians of
Little Salmon Indians anu the murder
of a storekeeper, whose store- was loot
ed and burned.
Dispatches from Dawsoi. 3tate that
the Little Salmon Indians were on
their way out to sell furs when at
tacked by the Pelly Indiana. **he Lit
tle Salmons were encamped, i d they
awaited the appearance* oi: the Pellys
without expecting danger. When the
latter were within a shori distance of
the unsuspecting: Little Salmon Indians
they yelled arid simultaneously fired
A number of the Little* Salmons were
slaughtered on the spot. Others were
followed and kitted while they were
fleeing for safety. A small number of
the party escaped. Survivors returned
to the home village and^tne.-women and
children were hurrieek-to the police
post at Tantalus for safety. •
_ The attack on the store occurred on
Dec. 1, and vague reports received by
the police state that the storekeeper
was shot and killed and -hts assistant,
who was wounded^ flesi to the woods,
but, being unprepareifoF the cold, he
MANAGER OF KLQN&I-KE ~
MINING COMPANY ARRESTED
Jean de la Mar, of Paris, Suspected of
Irreaular Proceed Inosr
PARIS, Dec. 24^—The poHce-of this-city
have seized the papers of Jean de la Mar,
manager of the Klondike Mining company.
He is suspected of irregular proceedings.
The company is a Paris qoncern and all
the parties interested are Frenchmen.
Three arrests have been M. De La
mar asserts that the mines are being
worked and that they yield $12,000 a
month. "~ f
President's Next trip West.
DSiTVER, Col.. Dec. 24.—D. B. F^irley,
chairman of the Republican state cejjmmjt
tee. was advised by telegr.iri todny that
President Roosevelt wiil visit Denver about
the middle of March. From Denver, it is
said, he will go to Mexico and Oklahoma.
MASCAGM'S HEART IS BROKEN
Italian Composer Lays His Misfortunes at the Door of
Special to The Globe. ■
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—Pietro Mascag
ni today laid his troubles at the thresh
hold of a theatrical trust. Still con
fined to his rooms in the Auditorium,
the composer continued to lament the
fact that he had failed in his tour of
the United States.
"I have my contract," Mascagni said.
"I was promised $60,000, guaranteed
that sum, and it was understood" that
I was not responsible for any debts.
If the first concert was a failure I was
to get all the money received. That
was all agreed upon.
"This trust, I don't understand it. I
did not know men would not want me
to play. Why should they care? It
is the few, the men who want all of the
money; but how should I know? If I
am invited to a man's home and he has
certain rules by which he runs his
house, he should tell me about them.
The man might want me to keep my
hat on in the house and I would take
it off if he did not tell me. I want
to do as the man wants me to when I
am his guest. That is, I think I should
follow his rules.
"So it is with this terrible trust. Why
did they not tell me I should not come?
If I had known it was against the rules
I would have stayed in Italy. Oh, how
sorry I am! I have so many friends at
home. They are all my friends. Here
I come to this country and bring all
the musicians. Now they go home,
not with new honors. This trust has
struck my heart. They tried to kill me.
They have cruslied me down. They
make me ashamed."
Thirty Men Injured by Ex
plosion in Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Dec. 24.—An
explosion of gasoline today in the cel
lar of the Turf Exchange, a club house
and pool room, operated by Chambers
& Walker, wrecked the building and
injured thirty persons. Fourteen men
sustained fractures of legs and two
may die. The most severely injured
R. C. Chambers, one of the proprie
tors, both legs and both wrists broken;
William Helwig, both legs broken, may
die; J. S. Meeks, bruised and cut; Jo-
seph Kinney, Joseph Pace, F. Finne
gan, James, Cowen, all had both legs
broken; William Metzgar, both legs
broken and skull fractured, may die;
James Coughlan, T. G. Parker, Mil
waukee, Wis., bofti legs broken; Al F.
Hotehskiff, knee fractured; T. Ozier,
engineer, H. George, New York, both
legs broken; F. Cranfield, Cincinnati,
both legs broken, ribs fractured; Wal
ter Powers, St. Louis, Mo., arm brok
en; Eugene Daily, both legs broken;
Thomas Phelan, cut about body; Mr.
C. R. Donnelly Chicago, arm and knee
broken, may die; J. C. Burch, Chicago,
leg broken, may die; W. S. Mclnerny,
Louisville, Ky., internal injuries, may
die; Henry Lindsey, New York, legs
bruised; J. C. Crawford, Cincinnati, leg
and wrist broken.
Twelve others sustained bruises and
At the time of the explosion the pool
room was crowded with more than
100 persons. Just as a race at New
Orleans was being called the floor of
the building seemed to rise and in an
instant a report that shook the entire
block rang out. The upper floor and
pack walls of the building fell on the
mass of struggling men who were
wildly endeavoring to escape to the
street. The building waa-a wreck. Men
were pulled from under the debris in.
a terribly shattered state.
The police have held Ben Murray
on a charge of being responsible for
the disaster through the carelessness
in handling of gasoline.
The bank roll of the pool room, con
sisting of $55,000, was blown away in
the explosion, but the greater part of
it has been recovered.
FORTUNE FOR A
Chase Osborn and Associates
Offered $2,000,000 for
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Dec.
4. —Chase S. Osborn, state railroad
commissioner, who not many years ago
was a reporter on a Milwaukee news
paper and later owner of the News, of
this place, and his associates have been
offered $2,00,000 for their iron ore prop-
erties in the Sudbury district, north of
the Canadinan Soo in Ontario. Dia
mond drill operations have been in
progress for several months and it Is
believed a large deposit of ore has been
The offer to purchase is said to come
from the Clergue interests and is one
reason for the loan of $3,500,000 made
yesterday by the Consolidated Lake
SHOOTS HIMSELF ON A
BOAT ON THE GULF
Dramatic Suicide of Count Stephen Be
thian, of Austria.
VIENNA, Dec. 24.—Count Stephen Be
thien, a Hungarian .deputy and a member
of an ancient and noble family, commit
ted suicide today at Abazzia, a watering
place on the Gulf of Fiume.
At dawn this morning the count took
a small boat and rowed out a short dis
tance from shore. He then shot himself.
Before doing so he tied himself to the
-mast, of .the boat ta order ,to prevent his
body from falling overboard. TTie count
had recently suffered from nervous pros
Pugilists Help a Charity.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 24.—At the Sal
vation army dinner for the poor of Toledo
tomorrow James J. Corbett, John L. Sul
livan, Mayor Jones and Rev. F. D. Kel
sey, ail national characters, will address
the assembled diners. Sullivan and Cor
bett, who are appearing at rival thea-.
ters this- week, both volunteered to act
as waiters at dinner, but the army sug
gested that they make a speech. When
they learned that Jones and Kelsey would
speak they accepted the invitation.
PRICE TWO CEXT3. - C«>n Train*,-
The expected storm between Mas
cagni and his latest manager, Richard
Heard, broke yesterday and as a re
sult the Italian composer is again
without a manager. He also declares
that he will not resume his tour.
Mascagm, through the office of the
local Italian consul, had furnished the
money for the transportation of the
members of his company to Italy. The
members gathered at the consul's of
fice to receive their tickets. Mascagni
thought he would send some of his
heavy trunks with the returning mu
sicians. He summoned one of the por
ters at the Auditorium annex and told
him to have the trunks sent to the
depot. The porter disappeared, but
the composer later learned that the
trunks had not been sent. The porter
was again summoned and through an
interpreter the composer asked why.
The porter said nothing. Mascagni
asked the people in the office.
"When Richard Heard's bill is paid
the trunks will be sent," was the qtn
C. Marchetti, a~ member of'the Illi
nois Catering company, and a life-long,
friend of the composer, after Mascagni
had vowed he would not pay the bill,
advanced the amount and the trunks
were taken to the depot. Then Mas
cagni sent word to the hotel office that
he no longer would be responsible for
his manager's debts.
Mascagni says there will be no more
American tour for him.
"Not for $10,000 an hour with the
money in advance," said Mr. Marchetti.
"His heart is broken at the failure."
MR. HILL'S FLYER
ARRIVES ON TIME
President of Great Northern
Returns From Trip to
James "JT Hill arrived in St. Paul last
evening at 10:45 on his special trsiin
from a flying trip to Seattle and West
ern points on.the Great Northern line.
The train left Seattle Sunday after
noon, and made several stops as well
as a trip over the Jennings branch to
the Crows' Nest coal mlr* s. The extra
time taken up in the run was consumed
in the stops,-and in the trip over the
Jennings branch, which has been open
ed since Mr. Hill made his last trip
over the Western-end of thfc line.
The run yesterday was made in ex
cellent time, notwithstanding the tad
weather encountered, for west of Lar
imore a terrific blizzard was raging.
The storm, however, caused only slight
delay, but was the source of consider
able difficulty to the trainmen. Every
effort was made to make a quick run,
as the party desired to reach St. Paul
The train left Minot yesterday morn
ing at 9:30 and Grand Forks at 1:25,
making the run between those two
points in about an hour less than
schedule time. The run from Minot
to St. Paul in about thirteen hours
cut off about two hours from the
schedule time. The engine Was oper
ated by Mr. Hill's special crew, con
sisting of J. H. Kilbane and P. J. Ol
soji, engineers; Daniel Kuhn and Al
Myers, firemen, and Harry Powers,
Mr. Hill was the first to alight when
the train stopped at the depot, and
after greeting several of his associates
who were awaiting his arrival, walked
to the head of the train, shook hands
with the engineer and fireman at the
engine, and took his carriage for home.
But Their Importation Will Be Resisted
by Labor Unions in
HONOLULU, Dec. 8, via San Francis
co, Dec. 24. —T. Thomas Fortune, special
labor commissioner appointed by Secre
tary Shaw to visit the Philippine and
Hawaiian islands, is here. He said:
"I believe that the importation of ne
groes here forms, a natural solution of
the difficulty which unavoidably follows
the absorption of tropical or semi-tropi
cal countries by the United States. In
the Soothern states and in the Carolinas
thS negro made the industries what they
The commissioner said that there might
be difficulty i* detaining the negro here,
but he thought that the planters could
get all they wanted if they sent the right
sort of agents after them. "You could
get 10,000 here in six months." he said.
In view of the news from Washington
that the senate gave a hostile reception
to the plan for allowing Chinese to en
ter Hawaii as laborers, the views of
Commissioner Fortune have attracted
much attention here.- Hawaii is in need
of more labor. The Merchants' associa
tion, backed by the Builders' and Trad
ers' Exchange and other similar organiza
tions, is preparing to make a fight in sup
port of the plan offered by the plantation
men to secure legislation from congress
allowing the importation of Chinese la
borers for plantation work only, under
certain restrictions. Local labor unions
have decided against the proposition. It
Is understood that the matter will be a
subject in the forthcoming report of the
commission which recently visited Ha
The commissioners appointed to nego
tiate for a site for a military post on the
Island of Oahu have sent answers to
Washington. They have chosen a tract
known as the Kahuiki tract consisting of
13.440 acres, of which the right to about
1,200 acres has been secured. It is gov
ernment land, but is held under leases,
which the commission has arranged to
purchase if Washington shall approve
GIGANTIC GAS TRUST TO
OPERATE IN EUROPE
Nearly a Billion DoTlars:Represented in the
•-•-''"< "^'■'■'/- '--'" Enterprise. .' x. " - V-"-"-■.-.'
-■:-J. CHICAGO, .;: Dec. 24.—Capital .''.... to i-.l the
amount of nearly a ; billion; dollars: is re-'
; ported ;to •be represented 'in '. the formation
;of >a^ gigantic -■ gas s trust, which will in
«elude the! different companies \in nearly all
the principal cities of Europe and the large
• interests of London. A-v Chicago > man ?is
: said f; to be i the J originator iof * the i scheme,"
and Chicago ' and .~ New York ;■ capital iis
represented in the project. f.: Uj/j ■•:"'. ■.:;''■.•.
- r >; Cardinal's Christmas Greetings. -"-.'-"■-;.
X BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 24.—Cardinal
G ißbons,' in ". accordance | with * his | annual |
J custom, ~has:? sent £ letters of Christmas;;
: greeting sto 5 the - pope "*; and >; each ~of the i
;cardinals, numbering -c sixty, throughout;
the ': world. His eminence ~ has c likewise
sentf a■« letter to each of the t Catholic;
_Payj^ibscriptions and Get*'
Green Trading Stamps \
at tbe Globe Office. ;
Well Laid Plot Laid in a
Letter of Con
AFTER A LARGE REWARD
It' Was Designed to Conceal Remains
of the Former President Near
ONE OF THE GRAVE ROBBERS
UNDER ARREST IMPLICATED
BodygWas to Be Concealed on a Farm
and Then "Found" by On* of the
Men in the Plot — lndianapolis Physi
cian Said to Have Been Connected
With the Project.
Special to The Globe.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 24.—The
circumstances attending a well-laid'
plot to steal the body of former Presi
dent Harrison the night after his"
burial came into possession of the po
lice today through a letter from a man 1
named Wallace Simms.
The plan was to'let the fact of the
robbery of the gTave become known a
day or two later in the expectation
that the family would offer a large re
ward for its return. According to the
statement of Simms, Rufus Cantrell,
who is now under arrest for grave rob
bery and has confessed to stealing a.
half thousand bodies, concocted the*'
scheme in connection with a local phy
sician. The body was to be secreted iii
the latter's office.
It was assumed that the grave of thaf
former president would not be guard
ed, and when the reward was offered
the body was to be taken to a farm;
which Cantrell bad rented and he was
to "find" it concealed there and returni
it and claim the reward.
WAGE RAISE ON
An Increase of 10 Per Cent Is j
Granted to Engineers
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—The 4,700 engi
neers and firemen on the Milwaukee
system have been given an increase
in pay of about 10 per cent. The joint
committees of the locomotive engieera
and firemen which have been in Chi
cago since Dec. 1 adjusting the wage
scale, reached an agreement with the
management of the entire system to
SEVEN DEAD MEN
UNDER THE WRECK
Collision on the Colorado & Southern
Railway Due to Running With
TRINIDAD, Col., Dec. 24.-^-Seven men
were killed and two were Injured to-;
night In a collision between two freight ■
trains north of here on the Colorado & '
Southern railroad. The dead:
ELMER PEARCE, engineer.
J. FOX, fireman.
J. W. GOLDTRAP, engineer.
Fred Gilbert, severely bruised.
The cause of the accident, according to i
a statement by Engineer Pearce, of the '
extra train, was the running of the ex
tra without orders, with the expectation
of meeting a passenger at Bowen. The .
extra freight, in charge of Conductor
Bronson and carrying fourteen cars,
was northbound. It had gone but a mile
and a half from Trinidad, when, on !
rounding a sharp curve, the engineer I
saw a regular freight train, south
bound, bearing down upon his train not
more than 100 yards distant. The regu
lar train consisted of forty cars loaded
with coal. Fourteen cars of the regular
train were completely wrecked and sev- -
en of the extra were demolished. Both
of the locomotives were complete
wrecks. The bodies of the dead are un
der the wreck.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 24.—The Perm- ,
sylvania limited, running almost an hour
late, crashed into the rear end of tho |
Leetsdale accommodation at Quaker Val- !
ley station tonight. The locomotive of
the limited plowed Into the rear car, the
smoker, and pushed it through the one
ahead of it, making the two cars the
length of one. The limited, running at
the rate of fifty-five miles an hour, car- '
ried the train from Quaker Valley to
Edgeworth, almost half a mile before it i
could be stopped. Many were injured, I
some of them probably fatally. The in- j
Charles Hopkins, left arm mangled and •
cut off; left leg broken and left eye
gouged out. severely bruised; may die;
John D. Carson, nose broken, severely
cut and bruised; John Stritzeyer, both i
Tegs fractured; H. T. Potter, bruised and
cut about the head and body; M. J. j
Joyce, right-leg broken and badly bruised. *
Many other passengers were cut and >
truised, but none was seriously injured. 1
The limited was not damagsd.
New Mexico's Hospital Fire.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.. Dec. 24.—The
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad hos
pital was totally destroyed by the fire of
last night, which is supposed to have or
iginated from a defective flue. One of
the patients, whose name was not learned,
died from exposure and fright. Loss,
Sharkey Gets His Sentence.
NEW YORK, Dec. Thomas J.
Sharkey, the private detective, who was
convicted of manslaughter in the second
degree for having killed Nicholas A. Fish,
the banker, on Sept. 27, was today sen
tenced to state's prison for ten years.