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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 02, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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1.i,,,- I 1.i ii-,-,ove ho., mail, arid should b-e County Joints to Be Closed. Mining Properties.
It Ilas Evidently Been Given Up
as Hopi-less.
Arparently Received Little Con
solation at Washington.
Returned to liansas to Look For
Evidence of Fraud.
Gossip of Interest to Kansans
From Nation's Capital.
Washinzton, D. C., Jan. 2.The twent
reports sent out of Washington to daily
papers in Kansas to the effect that Mr.
Ceo. W. Wheatley will contest for a seat
in the 57th congress are at least prema
ture, AR is known Mr. 7,Theat ley, as the Re
pnblioan candidate, was defeated by a,
majority of 176 votes in the Third con
gressional district of Kansas by Mr.
Jaokson, fusionist. It is the under
standing here that Mr. Wheatley's pro
posed centest was to be based on the
allPged facts that many votes were im
ported from Indian Territory and the
state of Missouri Into the district who
voted for Jackson.
Mr. Wheatley recently came to Wash- EtailliVikiLltaLa I
ington and consulted the Kansas dele
gation and expert authority on the
question of contests. The Kansas mem- Great Reformer Pi
bers advised against a contest unless
Mr. Wheatley could clearly SilOW that Shortly After 31
dds defeat -was accomplished by fraud,
which. it appeared. from his presenta
tion of the case, was the fact. Minneapolis, Jan.2--Ign
The case was atso directed to General died at 1):03 o'clock thh
W. W. Dudley, a leading attorney of
70 Years. He was taken F,
this city. who is considered the most -
eminent authority in the country on night while visiting at t
such contests. Every detail of the case father-in-law. Barton IL
w as gone over with General Dudley by became unconscious. A
Mr. Wheatley and his friends.
summoned, who said th
After (arefully considering the case '
a idt e to heart failure
Mr. Dudley informed Mr. W.heatley that V: 3
A little chance for the
in case he had absolute proof of the la .
fraud so charged and could prove his erY Xtr- Dc'llnell-- Pas'
unded tv a number of
case thoroughly in every respect. that ro , f .
sorro-v,ui little group th
contest proceedings should be entered.
the beostile.
If sto h facts could not be positively
le-,natius Donnelly has
proven. then to drop the matter.
past one of the leaders ot
Mr. Nt.'heatley was instructed to return
ements of the United S.
to, Kansas and make a thorough investi
for some time with the
gation li-fore fiiing contest.
General Dudley was seen today by- the ....,....e......,..,.----.---.---sae
State Journal representative. Ile said ( : ; --
that he was employed by Mr. Wheatley , . . ....
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to hatt.'7:e. his contest should one be ...' --- ...
Made. hut that he had not heard from ; , .
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him regarding it since the latter had re- I. e
t urn ed. .,i .1-...a' - tie...ea. Th wig h ?ii r. Wheat- -----.-, , e es -,.....sley
had Some iitzle time yet to tile the os t ?-''l
case as required by law, he did not "e - e
know whether a contest would be en- ,( ;: ,
t ered or not. (,i, .;
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-I have not given out information , sc. e
that Mr. 'Wheatley would or would not .,.,.:.,e,;',7,...:"',',-. ...vs.)
contest his proposed case, and all re- ,! eo.....-.-.:. iI'Li.t 'e.g. ,....i
ports to the contrary are nothing but ' i , Tet--....- '4::.'-..;,,,,- .",
-hot air stories, manufactured here ill 1-1 ,- '.. f' . ',iç.---i..;.? "q...
this city," said Mr. Dudley, when asked V. ", es atisatt
if he had been interviewed on the sub
ject. i ', , se. N
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One interesting feature in the matter
which will be hard to determine should t ',. 7 i 1,
a contest be opened would be to reach t, .e.iso,s.-e4...m,,l',,f
tan understanding of the intention of
some voters in marking their ballots. ,,,,,,t6z4Vh.ð.:-, ''',,,, '
ThiS is in reference to the -"Missouri
vote- cast. It is claimed that many
living near the Kansas line came over , o .,... ..
or were imported into the district. As - ..e.' -
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the manner of markin,T, ballots is differ- t ,.. .,-
ent in Missouri than in Kansas there is . ,,, Tv e' ,
a question as to whether they voted for 1; ,, ifa- -i.. ..,4,
or against their choice, or whether the totsar.'s.a.s.,,el ,i,".e
ballots were thrown out. It is said to be
the law- in Missouri that in voting the IGNATIUS DON:
entire tioket a cross is drawn through
Its length, wbere on the other hand such He hr-is been a student
a. marking on a Kansas ballot would in- protlems for years, and
validate it for any count whatever. thorn largely in his addri
The timit of the sum of $'2.000 is allOW- hies.
ed each person contesting a seat in Of late, Mr. Donnelly I
congress by the federal government. ted with the regular Po
intimately as he used to (
Congressman W. A. Reeder and fam- tic tendencies of the pa
ily spent the holidays in the southern pronounced enough. In
part of South Carolina- some of the other dissat
of the party, he was alit
Congressman and Mrs. Bowersocit vis- another wing' of the part
ited their two daughtels the past week promulgate socialistic th;
in New 1.-OrK state. where the latter are Ile was born at Philad
attencling a seminary. The daughters ber 3, 1S3I, and was admi
returned to Washington with their par- in 1.-,:e". He went to Mir
ents to spend New Years. He was lieutenant gover
nor of Minnesota from 1S,"
Operations of the federal navy take member of congress fro
en additional magnitude and importance Mr. Donne113, was for S.,V(
with each succeeding year, and tile time lent of the--State Farm(
is praiiably not far distant when a 1'
Minmsota and president ;
round $100,04)0,000 annually will be need- Greenback convention tt
f.d to run the navy department. time
Peter Cooper for preside
naval biil to, be reported to the honea
- published the Anti-l'ilont
after the holiday recess carries $.,37.0.0.- v rs and lately has bee
01,0, as against $65,000.000 for the current Representative, a reforn
government year. A world power must lished at Minneapolis.
not only pessess a. great navy, but must He was nominated Sep
also uao it to the utmost in asserting by the People's party m
supremacy in distant seas. tion at Cineinnati for vi,
the United States.
Pids have been opened at the office rf
lie was the author of 0-
Indian atTairs for the leasing' of the 6.e00
a ant in which lie claim
acres of Indian land in BrOWn county -r
COVered. an arithmetical
Kansas. The bids were as follows: E. be il ., commoniv
T. LePStn,n. $1.05 per aere; Graham. FostSha'-:
ae2are NI'llioh tOv,
ter & Beebe. $1.28; Mr. Hovey, $1.1R,,,, weteh.;Pritten by Frailleis
and Mr. Leverton, $102.t.
tis, the Antedeluvian Wo'
A rural free delivery servioe has been Caeser's C'olurn n : Dr.
established today by the postidlice de- Golden Bottle; The Arm
partment from Ernest, Brown county, --Mfle3r
:Kansas, with two carriers. It was
through the efforts of Senator Lucien MEAT FOR CZAR
Baker that this service was secured.
The. senator has filed with the depart- Claicago Packing, Firm
Tient requests for sdnilar service out of Contract From 3
cherokee. Craw-ford county. La Pon
taine, Wilson county, and Fredonia, Chicago, Jan. 2.The
Kas. Signatures were athxed ii
terday to a great interna
Kansas IA getting, her share of favors and a Chicago packing fi
at the hands of t'ncle Sam at his post- the Russian 'government
()thee departmient. Through the ener- 1.r,00 barrels of a specially
getic work of the Kansas represtitta- to feed the soldiers of the
tives nearly every request for the P3- The terms of the contr.
tablishment of rural free delivery serv- $100,000. The vast field
lee has met with favorable considera- Russia and Siberia has '
tion, and as a result many routes have Americans only lately an
been installed during' the past few that the contract cornr,let
months throughout the sunflower state merely the predecessor o
for the cenvenience of people who right- Will amount to millions
fufly deserve such aid in getting their result in the introduction
mail. It is well to know the important tion of American packed
requirements necessary to appliCations part of the vast northern
tor obtaining this service. With SticepFs. A new process of par'
Much trouble is experienced by both the ling meat was an importa
department and members ef congress awarding of the contract
through the general lack of knowledge cess. it is said that the pr
of the proper method of procedure by porting the paclied mea
the people in making- applications to and through any climate
secure these routes. All such petitions ing the quality of the sui
should be addressed to the. first assist- solved.
ant postmaster general. The petition
should be signed by only heads of farn- Weather Indica
illes, and should mention the ritini- Chicaso, Jan. 2--Forecti
ber in each family. It should set Fair tonight and Thurstit
forth the nature of the country where Thursda3r and in northe
the delivery is desired, whether densely night; variable winds.
or ,.,n--ely populated, the principal avo
c,zt ,of people, the character of
re,n1s, and the distance which, uncle,'
,:cn.dir,ns, each patron has to
.reeeive his mail, arid should b-e
accompannii,d. wl,,rever possible, by
rough map indicatmz the route or routes
proposed. The petition. when properly
signed. should be sent to your represen
tative in congress, or to one of your sen
aters, with a. request that he endorse
thereon his recommendation of the ser
vice asked, and forward t:le petition to
the department. It must be borne in
mind that the intention of congress in
authorizing the tree delivery of mails
in rural dlstricts WaS not to grant a su
burban delivery to cities included in the
free delivery service, nor to, establish a
village free delivery. The purpose of the
rural free delivery system is to give pos
tal facilities to those who have none; to
carry mails daily to remote rural com
munities the residents of which would
otherwise have to travel from two to
12 miles to receive their letters and
The roads must be good. This Is an es
sential pre-requisite to any investigation.
No route can be established that is less
than from 20 to Y..5 miles in length, or
which serves 1PSS than 100 families. The
route! should be so arranged that the
carrier will not be required to travel
over the same ground twice on the same
'Upon receipt of the petition, forwarded
and endorsed properly. a, special agent is
detailed by the department to visit the
location indicated, to map out a, route
and select rural carriers, which Will be
appointed by the department. The con
gressman representing ttle district in
which a rural delivery is desired to be
established ccr,operates with the post
master of the nearest office to determine
the starting point of such route.
00F9111 GEL
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Great Reformer Passed Away
Shortly After Ilidnight.
Minneapolis, Jan.2--Ignatius Donne IlY.
died at 12:03 o'clock this morning aged
70 years. He was taken suddenly ill last
night while visiting at the home of his
father-in-law. Barton Hanson and soon
became unconscious. A physician was
summoned, who said that the atlack
was due to heart failure and that there
wa71 little chance for the patient's recov
ery. Mr. Donnelly passed away sur
rounded by a number of his relatives, a,
sorrowful little group that watched by
the bedside.
Ig,natius Donnelly has been for years
past one of the leaders of the reform el
ements of the -United Si.ates,
for some time with the Populist party.
H. b Ls been a student of sociological
prollems for years, and ha.s dealt with
them largely in his addresses and writ
ings. Of late, Mr. Donnelly has not affilia
ted with the regular Populist party as
intimately as he used to do, the socialis
tic tendencies of the party not being
pronounced enougth. In company with
some of the other dissatisfied elements
of the party, he was about to organize
another wing of the party which should
promulgate socialistic theories.
Ile was born at Philadelphia Novem
ber 3, 1831, and was admitted to the bar
in IS:2. He went to Minnesota in 185t3.
He was lieutenant governor and gover
nor of Minnesota from 1S59 to 1863, and a
member of congress from 1863 to 180.
Donnelly was for several years pres
ident of the State Farmers' Alliance of
Minm,,sota and president of the National
Greenback convention that nominated
Peter Cooper for president in 18.72, He
published the Anti-1,1onopolist for five
years and lately has been editor of the
Representative, a. reform journal pub
lis'led at Minneapolis.
He was nominated September 8, 189S,
by the People's party national conven
tion at Cincinnati for vice president cf
the United States.
Be was the author of theGreatCrypto
gram in which lie claims to have dis
covered an arithmetical word-cipher in
the plays commonly attributed to
Shakespeare which proved that they
weie written by Francis Bacon; Atlan
tis, the Antedeluvian World: Ragnarok:
Caeser's Column: Dr. Huguet ; The
Golden Bottle; The American People's
Chicago Packing Firm Gets a Big
- Contract From Russia.
Chicago, Jan. 2.The Tribune says:
Signatures were affixed in this city yes
terday to a great international contra,2t
and a Chicago packing firm will supply
the Russian 'government this year wan
1.500 barreis of a spe,dally prepared meat
to feed the soldiers of the czarS army.
The terms of the contract will exceed
$100,000. The vast field for supplies in
Russia and Siberia has been opened to
Americans only lately and it is believed
that the contract completed yesterday is
merely the predecessor of others which
Will amount to millions of dollars and
result in the introduction and consump
tion of American packed meats in every
part of the vast northern empire.
A new process of packin,g and pick,
ling meat was an important factor in the
awarding of the contract. 13y this pro
cess. it is said that the problem of trans
portine" the paclied meat any distance
and th'rough any climate without affect
ing the quality of the supplies had been
Weather Indications. - -
Chicago, Jan. 2.Forecast for Kansas:
'Pair tonight and Thursday; not so cold
Thursda3r and in northern portion to
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Police Begin to Move la the
Kidnaping Case.
Pat Crowe's Brother Is Locked
rp in Jail. s
Denies All Knowledge of the
Report That Pat Ilas Been Cap
ture(' in Dakota.
Omaha, Jan. 2.The first arrest in the
Cudahy kidnaping case has been made.
J.J.Crov,-e, brother of Pat Crowe, whom
the police believe to be a party to the
abduction, was taken into custody in
Council Bluffs by Omaha, detectives and
brought to this city. The warrant
charges Crowe with the abduction of
young' Edward Cudahy on December 18.
Crowe consented to accompany the offi
cers across the river without the for
mality of requisition papers. A posse
of detectives with search warrants and
complaints charging abduction ran
sacked the premises adjacent to J. J.
Crowe's saloon in the hope of discov
ering Pat Crowe in his place of con
cealment. They had the necessary
papers for arrest of both Pat and his
brother. The police had been given tips
that either Pat Crowe was making' his
hiding- place in his brother's saloon or
the brother knew a, lot more tha,n he
would divulge about the kidnaping and
the letter that has been recently writ
ten to the Cudahys threatening the
death of their son if the reward for ar
rest of tbe kidnapers was not- with
drawn. A dilig-mt search disclosed 13 0 trace of
Pat Crowe, but the officers came upon
the brether asleep in a rear room. They
hastily awakened him and took away
two buge bulldog' pistols which he car
ried in his pockets.
Cro-ve was put in the swea,tbox by
the police, but denied any knowledge of
his brother's whereabouts and that he
had anything' to do with the kidnaping.
The police expect, however, to secure
valuable information about Pat Crowe
and his recent doings.
The police know nothing of the re
ported arrest of Pat Crowe in South
Dakota, and discredit the report.
The report was contained in the fol
lowing telegram:
Sioux City, Jan. 1.A special to the
Journal from Chadron says:
''Pat Crowe, charged with complicity
in the abduction of Eddie Cudally, of
Omaha, has been captured.
"Three detectives on Crowe's trail
came on him today on the Pine Ridge
reservation in South Dakota, and cap
tured him after a wild chase.
"Crowe was driving a. team and buck
board. He whipped the horses and tried
to outrun the horsemen, who soon
brought him to a. halt With six
shooters. "John Delfelder, a cattleman, has just
reached town with the news, and says
the posne stopped at a. ranch about SO
miles oat for lunch and to feed their
Legality of Fayerweather Will to Be
Tested in Court.
New York, Jan. 2.It is expected that
one of the most important lawsuits in
the history of the new century, involving
a large sum of money. valuable property
rig-hts in this city and bringing into
question again the legality of the will of
Daniel B. Fayerweather will be brought
up for trial today in the United States
circuit court before Judge Lacornb and a
jury, and that for the first time the
question of the competency of the will
vvill be brought before a jury.
The suit is in the name of Mrs. Emma
S. Fayerweather. a niece of Mr. Fayer
weather. a,nd is in the nature of an ac
tion in ejectment in respect to the pro
perty in this city which formerly be
loneed to the Fayerweather estate.
Mr. Fayerweather died in 1S90, leaving
a fortune estimated at $6.000.000. He left
a residence and an annuity of $15,000 to
his WidOW, who survived him two years.
and about $3,000.000 in specific bequests
arte. $2,200,000 to 20 colleges and five hos
pitals. Queen Confers Knighthood.
New York. Jan. 2.--Sir Hiram Maxim
has received many congratulations upon
the honor of knighthood conferred on
him by the queen, says the London cor
respondent of the Tribune. In his long
residence in London he ha,s taken an
active part in the work of the American
society. He has been a familiar figure
at its annual banquets, has boasted of
his Puritan ances:tery, and has shown
pride in his American citizenship. He
became a naturalized British subject
a. year ago, and knig-hthood has been
the reward for important services ren
dered to the war office.
N learagua Celebrates.
Managua, -Nicaragua,. Jan. 2.--The
government is having a three days' cel
ebration in honor of the birth of the new
century. The sale of the national rail
ways and lake steamers is still in abey
ance. The budget for the revenues of
1901 is ..5,7110.9:24 silver, and for expendi
tures ;5.7:-,S,933 silver. There has been
much progress in the construction of
tile central division of the Nicaraguan
railway. The central division gyes 37
miles inland, to La Paz, to connect with
the- western division, and thereby avoid
Lake Managua-.
Patti Will Sell Crag-y-Nos.
London.-Jan. 2.--Madam Adelina Patti
(Baroness Rolf Cederstrom)contirms the
report that she is negotiating' for th,-.1
sale of Crag-y-Nos castle, her residence
in Wales and says she desires to in fu
ture spend the summer in her husband's
countr.'. In response to the request of
the Associated Press for her reason in
takIng this action Mme. Patti has sent a
telegram as follows: "Wishiog tO spend
the summer months in Sweden. Crag-yNos,
my summer resort till now, would
become of very little use ta me.
Advance in Silver.
Washington, Jan. 2.The quarterly
estimate of the value of foreign coins
made by the director of the mint shows
that the value of silver has increased
during the last three months 2 41-100 per
cent. This increase is accounted for
by the abnormal demand for Mexican
silver in China,.
Says He Has Not Ordered Clay
, County joints to Be Closed.
A special dispatch to the State Jour
nal from Clay Center says that County
Attorney Russel of Clay county has
notified the jointists in tha,t county that
they must cease the sale of liquor. It
was reported that the county attorney
'had received instructions from Attorney
General Godard to stop the sale and that
the notification was sent on account of
the order.
The people of Clay county think that
Governor Stanley expects to give two
years of prohibition ta Kansas and show
the liquor men wh,at a good governor
can do.
Attorney General Godard paid this
morning that he had sent no instruc
tions to County Attorney Russel COn
e(Oning, the liquor traffic in Clay county,
but that some time ago he had told Air.
Russel that he expected him to do, his
full duty as county attorney. This w,as
several months ago after complaint had
been made to Mr. Godard concerning
joints in Clay county. The joints ,,were
not located in Clay Center, but in some
of the smaller towns in the county.
Order of the Garter Conferred
Upon itim by the Queen.
Cowes, Isle of Wright, Jan. 2.The
steamer Canada having Field Marshal
Lord Roberts on board, anchored off Os
borne at 11:45 a. in. today.
The ships in the roads were gaily
dressed. The sea. front was also gay
with bunting' and venetian masts with
festoons a,dorned the route to Osborne
house, at the entrance of which wa3
erected a unique tribute of the queen's
appreciation of the field Marshal's work
in the shape of an arch of laurel. This
was the first time such an arch had ever
appeared there in honor of any subject
of her majesty. After Lord Roberts'
audience of the queen he will join the
Canada ztt Southampton and remain on
board until morning..
A large crowd of people awaited Lord.
Roberts' arrival at Trinity pier and
landing. The field, marshal landed from
the royal launch at 3:30,p. m. which was
the signal, for deafening shouts of wel
come. Princess Beatrice. in her capacity
as governor of the Isle of Wight and the
Duke of Connaught, representing the
queen, awaited Lord Roberts, whose
arm was still in a. sling as the result of
being thrown from his horse in South
Africa. He was warmly g-reeted and the
party started in royal carriages for Os
borne house. The route was lined with
troops and thronged with cheering sight.
The queen bestowed an earldom on
T,ord Roberts, with a special remainder
for his daughters. He was also made a
knight of the garter.
Lord Roberts stopped on his way at
the town hall of East Cowes, where eu
logistic addresses of 'welcome were pre
sented to liim. He 'then resumed his
drive and entered the grounds of Os
borne house by the Prince of Wales' en
trance and proceeded up the noble,
troop lined avenue to her majesty's Isle
of Wight residence. After a hearty re
ception in the council chamber by a
number of princes and princesses, Lord
Roberts was ushered into the presence
of the queen. His audience of her ma
jesty was quite private. Replying to the
addresses at the town hall, Lord Rob
erts said be regretted that his return
wa3 not accompanied by immediate
peace, but he added, while he feared
hostilities would continue for sometime,
he had implicit confidence in Lord
Kitchener and had no fear re,-rarding
the outcome. He concluded with'an eu
logy to the magnificent army of greater
Britain, all the components of which, he
pointed out, pulled together splendidly.
A Long List of Vessels 'Which Are
Unaccounted For.
London, Jan.2--It has been ascertain
ed that one of the three vessels reported
at Cardiff by the captain of the Nor
weman bark Idun, as having foundered
during- the gale of Friday in the Bristol
channel, was the Norwegian bark
noveding from Newport, November 2S
for Macelo. She was of 440 tons net
Another of the vessels is believed to be
the Norwegian bark Tenax Propositi,
from Newport, November 2S, for Para
maribo. She was of 338 tons net registerr-d.
The British schooner Amelia Corkum.
Captain Myrdten, from Oporto August
25 for Newfoundland, has been posted
at Lloyds as missing, having been fin
ally given up. The British schooner
Samuel Moss. Captain Mably, from Ca
diz. August 19, for St. Johns. N. F., has
been posted at Lloyds as overdue. Noth
ing has been heard of her since she
National Bank Notes Show Gains of
Nearly a Hundred Million.
'Washington, Jan .1The monthly
circulation statement of the comptroller
of the currency shows that on Decent
ber 21, 1900, the total circulation of na
tional bank notes was $340,061,410, an in
crease for the year of $93,865,887 and an
increase for the month of $7.849,005.
The circulation based on United Statcs
bonds was $;.108,294.673. an increase for
the year of $98,534.688, and an increase
for the month of $8,478,044.
The circulation secured by lawful
money amounted to $31.76(L7.37. a. de
crease for the year of $4.668,801 and a
decrease for the month of $629,040.
The amount of United States regiter
ed bonds on deposit to secure circulat
ing notes amounted to $7,12.832,S30, and
to secure public deposits $93,946,670.
Report on Booz Case to Be Submitted
This Week.
New York; Jan. 2.--Gen. Brooks, pres
ident of the board of inquiry which ha,s
be,m investigating the alleged hazing of
Cadet Booz at the military academy,
Wzst Point. was seen at Governor's isl
and and said:
"All the testimony in the case alas
been taken. The last of which Nvas the
examination of two physicians in Phil
adelphia last :Monday who testified 1.0
treating Cadet Booz.'
(-len. Brooke said that unless SOTTIP
thing should turn up, the board woull
review the case and submit a report to
the secretary of war by the end of this
Russia-a Ship Ashore.
Pensacola, Pia., Jan. 2.The large
Russian ship York land, bound for Mo
bile. went ashore last night on the out
side beach thirty miles from Pensacola
Her crew was rescued but it is expected
the vessel will be a total loss.
Foreign Ministers A re Surprised
and Confounded
By China's Prompt Acceptance
of Peace Terms.
Rust Fiml Some Way to Pro
long Negotiations.
They Are Far From Being
Agreed Among Themselves.
New York, Jan. 2.--A dispatch to the
Herald from Pekin says:
The prompt accepta,nce by the Chi
nese government of the prehrninary de
mands of the powers has taken aveay
the breath of the foreign ministerl, -vho
.are not prepared to go on. If they do
so the differences of an apparently ir
reconcilable nature which the question
of indemnity creates In diplomatic
quarters will be revealed.
As a precaution a,nd for the sake of
delay the ministers have asked the Chi
nese plenipotentiaries to put the accept
ance of the note in a, solemn, form.
It is generally believed that Paris and
Washington will take the initiative in
future negotiations.
Reliable information came from the
court today that the emperor ha,d suc
ceeded in sending General Tung- Fuh
Siang and his army westward. His
majesty is preparing to return to Pfkin
by SIONV marches. He will not enter
the city until the allies leave.
A dispa,tch to the Herald from Vienna
The latest developments In the Chi
nese question are favorably received in
official circles here. Warnings are
heard in some quarters, however,
against too optimistic a view of future
The acceptance of the jOint note may,
after all, rest It in triumph for China,
because she hopes thereby to obtain
an armistice and possibly may have al
ready done so. It will he ascertained in
a few days, when negotiations are in
progress, whether the arrangement will
work. The entire course of events thus
far has left some scepticism here re
garding the sincerity of the Chinese
love for peace.
Washington, Jan. 2.--Following at an
interval of one day close upon his an
nouncement that the Chinese emperor
had decreed the acceptance of the Pekin
agreement, Minister Conger cabled the
state department under date of Pekin,
January 1, that the next step had been
taken, and that the ministers had been
notified formally not only that the
agreement was accepted by the Chinese
government, but tha,t that government
felt able to guarantee a performance of
the conditions imposed. lt was appre
hended that there would be much diffi
culty in settling the important subject
of indemnities and the rearrangement of
the commercial treaties between China.
and the powers, which is provided for
only in general terms in the ag-reement
is expected to present equal diffigulties
in the arrangement of details.
It is absolutely essential to harmo
nious relations in the future that there
shall be no discrimination in the mak
ing of these trea.ties. If by covert ar
rangement one power is to obtain com
mercial advantage over the others, tue
result will be the cause of dissatisfa,c
Hon. Therefore it is within the bounds
of probability that the outcome of ne
gotiations under this subhead of the
agreement touching commercial ar
rangements will be the framing of
something- like a general convention
which may be signed collectively or
singly by the powers, but which will in
sure uniform treatment to all.
The Chinese governments g-ua,rantee
of its ability to perform the acts called
for by the agreement is now expected
to be followed by the prompt arrest and
punishment of the boxer leaders and
sympathizers, who were named in the
decree of September 25, as follows:
Prince Chwan, Prince Yi, second
Princes Tsai Lain and Tsai Ting-, Prince
Tuan, Duke Tsai Lain 8,nd the presi
dent of the censorate, Ying Nien, as
sistant grand secretary of' the civil
board, and Chao Chu-Chao.
Interest in Revivals Is Being Ds.
Union revival services ot the
First Methodist church are increasing
both in interest and attendance.
YSThen l'ar. Potter, the revivalist, open
ed the service last night every seat on
the platforrn and in the audience room
below was crowded. Under the leader
ship of Mr. Bi lhorn, the opening ser
vice of song by the chorus was soul
stirring and grand. Mr. Pi lharn sang.
"Sweet Peace the Gift of God's Love"
and -1ty Name in Mother's Prayer" in
a. wonderfully sweet and Impressive
The text was take?' from Acts 24-25.
Mr. Potter is one ofilithicago's success
ful business men and his preaching
gathers color from the direct, aggressive
and thorough methods of his business
life. He laid stress upon the "now,"
the beg-inning of the New Year-and new
century, as being the convenient season
for entering upon the Christ life.
In the after meeting a, large number
of men came forward seeking a knowl
edge of the- "New Life" in Christ. Meet
ings at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. every day.
New York Legislature Meets and Ef
fects an Organization.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. Z.Both branches
of the state legislature convened at 11
a. m. today. The feature in each branch
was the reading of the message of Gov
ernor Odell which was listened to with
g-reat interest by men-ibers and spec
tators. The organization of both houses
was carried out in compliance with the
decision of the caucuses held last night
Senator Timothy E. Ellsworth of
Niagara county was elected president
pro tem of the senate, the Democratic
members voting for Senator Thomas P.
Grady of New York.
S. Fred Nixon was elected speaker of
the assembly; the Democrats voted for
Daniel S. Frisble of Schoharie county.
Oregon's Gold Output,
Portland, Ore., Jan. 2.The gold pro
duction of Oregon for the year 1,900
amountod to S3,770,000. The lumberr out
put of the state for the year amounted
to W3.1.60,000 feet.
It Affects American and Canadian
Mining PropertieS.
New York, Jan. 2.A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
The London and Globe finance cor
poration, which has just failed, is in
terested in American and Canadian min
ing properties that cost it about $5,000,-
The smelter at Northport, Wash.,
which was secured about two years ago
by Whitaker Wright for his syndicate,
is the largest in the northwest outside of
Butte and Anaconda, Mont. Just across
the line at Rossiand, in British Colum
bia, the London and Globe company is
interested in half a dozen mines, in
cluding the Le Rol, Le Rol No. 2, the
Ross tared Great Western, the Nickel.
plate and the Columbia Kootenai. The
most important of these, Le Rol, was
purchased from a group of Americans
headed by Senator George Turner of
Washington. The other properties at
Ross land are considered of speculative
Whitaker Wright's operations a,tRoss
land have been conducted through the
British American corporation,capitalized
at 1.,500.000 which was an offshoot of
the London and Globe. The latter con
cern retained a large block of stock in
its subsithary concern, and sold enough
shares to recoup it for the cost of its
investments. The British American cor
poration, in turn, floated subsidiary
companies on the same basis.
Bad Weather Extends From Puget
Sound to Texas.
Vancouver. B. C., Jan. 2.Pifteen
inches of snow cover the streets as the
result of a storrn which has been In
prog-ress during the past 24 hours and
still continues.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 2.The Puget
sound country is under a blanket of
STIONV. The fall commenced yesterday.
This is the second snow storm of the
Wa Isenberg, Col., Jan. 2.The weather
in this vicinity is the coldest in several
years. This condition was preceded by
a snow storm lasting several days. The
present cold spell will cause the loss of
considerable stack on the range. Re
ports are coming in of heavy losses of
sheep. One herd ranging east of this
city is reported to have lost fully 50 per
cent. Loss of cattle are also reported.
Dallas, Jan. 2.--The first snow storm
of the winter set in over northern Texas
last night. At this time the ground is
covered at Dallas and snow Is still fall
Proposed to Omit Points and Fractions
and Use Degrees Only.
New York, Jan: 2.A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
near Admiral R. B. Bradford, chief
of the bureau of equipment, has sent to
well known mariners for criticism a. pro
posed new compass card designed by
Lieutenant Commander S. B. W- Diehl,
superintendent of compas-ses.
Tbe object of the proposed change is
to omit the present system of points
and fractions thereof and use degrees
only. -
The present card contains noints and
degrees. The conversion of one into.tbe
other, Lieutenant Commander Diehl
says, is a natural result of the presence
of both, but is not a necessity, as would
speedily be recognized were the points
Accuracy requires expression in de
grees for courses, bearings anti cornpa-ss
errors, and not in points, the use of
which is but. a duplication of work.
The circumference of the proposed card
is divided into the usual 26'0 degres,
and marked continuously to the right
from zero degrees at north to 90 de
grees at east, 180 degree; at south, 270
degrees at west, and 260 degrees at
The card is subdivided into divisions
of ten degrees, accentuated by heavy
lines on the graduated rim, and by suit
able geometric figures on the card, each
10 degree division of the card being in
dicated in figures lay its appropriate
number from zero degrees or north.
Each 10 degree division of the card is
further subdivided into half and quarter
divisions and approprirrtely marked.
Every fifth degree line of the graduated
circle between the 10 deg7ec. divisions is
marked in figures. indicating its appro
priate number from zero degrees or
The cardinal and intercardinal direc
tions are emphasized on the card in
geometric figures.
Lieutenant Commander Diehl Says tic
believeri the proposed marking- of the
compass card would result in greater
accuracy in navigation in its relation
to the compass. Courses would be laid
in degrees and more accurately noted
as the approximate course of S. W. by
W. IA W., "a little westerly," for ex
ample, would be replaced by the exact
course of 240 deg,rees.
Amenca May Yet Purchase Islands
For a Canal Guard.
New York, Jan. 2.--A dispatch to the
Trbune from London says:
There is no confirmation in diplomatic
cir,,fies in London of the rumors which
are constantly repeated from German
and American sources that the state de
partment is negotiating for the purchase
of the Danish West Indies. It was an
opea secret a year ago that the Danish
court wasi sounded upon the general
subject by a confidential diplomatic
agent, a,nd that the state department
wa3 in a position to obtain the islands,
if it wished to gain possession of two
good harbors on the lines of approach TO
the Nicaragua or the Panama canal. The
nezotiations have not been pressed at
Copenhagen, nor have conferences becn
abandoned. It is a sluggish little capital
where the king and his ministers require
time for working out any new departure
in policy.
The German government has disclaim
ed any idea of purchasing the islands,
but it Will be pleased, without doubt,
if negotiations between the 'United
States and Denmark for the cession of
the group do not come to anything'. The
diplomatic view here is that if the
Washington government should obtain
the islands before committing itself to
any definite canal policy it would he the
cheapest and surest safeguard against a
future challenge of the Monroe doctrine
by a. European power.
Favorable to Patterson.
Denver, Jan. 2.At last nighes cau
cus of the fusion members of the legis
lature Col. B. F. Montgomery of Cripple
Creek was agreed upon for speaker by
a vote of 28 to 27 for Cole Briscoe of
Douglas county. Colonel Montgomery
is the leader in the house of the forces
favoring- T. M. Patterson for United
States senator to succeed Senator Wol
cott. The fusionists have 55 of the 65
members of the lower house.
Society For Promoting Inde
pendence of the Dominion
Makes Peale Its rlatform an,1
Constitution Without Names.
Emblems of the League Seen
Upon Nally Young Nen.
Plan of Government Followt
Closely That of U. S.
New York, Jan. It A special to the
Times from' Montreal says:
For sometime past there has be..71
some dircussion about the doings of i3,a,
alleged "independence" club in Montre,
al, but the managers of the new muve
pent did not appear to judge the tit. s
opportune for appealing to the public.
A good deal of interest was added to the
movement by the fact that during
Paris exposition, a large number
young men appeared in Paris weatm:,,-
"independence of Canada" buttons, and
all attempt was made to cetinect I.
Tartre and .1. X. Perrault. the canadil't
commissioners with the movement. b.--
cause a number of independence buttons
were. among the spoils recovered froil
men who had burgiarized Mr. Perraults
Mr. Perrault exp:ained however, tirit
these buttons were about 15, Y,.4
and he had change.' his, ViOIN .r,rwe New
the Canadian Independence league 11,4
issued its platform and constitution, bor.
has declined to publish its list tf otlicerA
and mcmbers. The constitution t,orisisi 4
of 18 clauses of which the first eig ate'.
FirstDissolution of the eolotiial
lation and the declaration of inch-pendence.
SecondNew federation to be known
as United States of Canada.
ThirdProvinces to become st a
with sovereign power.
FourthFederal authority to have on
ly such powers as shall be espe,laily
delegated to it by the sovereign Ft
FifthNo power shall be tielegate,1 to
the federal authority except wita tlet
assent of the majority of delegates et
eaca of the sovereign states convened irt
a national assembly.
SixthCreation of a stale militia un
der command of a federal officer.
SeventhUniversal suffrage.
EighthThe great highways and ser
vices (railways, canals, telegraphs, etc
to be public property.
Others deal with changes in laws alon4
socialistic lines.
Kansas Congressman to Engago
in Mining in Alaska.
Washington, Jan. 2.CongreSSM n
Ridgley has returned from a trip to 11; ,k
stock ranch in Crawford county, Kan ,
where he has been during the holiday'
recess. It is said that Air. Eidgley will,
upon the expiration of his termAlar,lt
4, leave Kansas for Alaska, vAtere ;I.!
WM engage in the mining industry. Alr.
Ridgley was owned interests there tcr
the past few years and Is very anxioins
to get out there and develop it.
Miss Alithcell of Alton. ()shorn county,
his private secretary, will leave at that
time for Woodstock, Ontario, tA here sh,i
has secured a good position wit h a. com
pany building suburban traction lines.
She Will be made superintendent of fi ,1
office at a terminal of one of these roads.
Thinks Chinese Trouble Will Be Set
tled Satisfactorily.
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 2.Jc...ri
Goodnow, United States consul gAletlA
to China, with residence at Shanghai,
arrived in this city on the City of Peiiin.
After a brief visit tn -Washington he
will spend his sixty days' leave of ab
sence at his 'home in Minnesota.
In speaking' of the probable outcome
of the Chinese troubles the consul gen
eral said:
"I believe a satisfactory sottiement
will be reached along the lines iati duo,. a
by the president. Those Chinese who are
working for the integrity of their couxi
try are friendly toward tie,' ULitel
States and are ready to assist hi a,
prompt and amicable settlement. The
uprising' was by no fneaus a popular'
move with the great mass c,f the peace
able Chinese population. Prom the very
first they deplored Lite acts of their fel
low countrymen."
In regard to the nlistenarira nrirl thr!!.
position in China, Air. Goodnow thirhe
there is still a great fiel I for FalcccFs
ful work and their presence in the
Orient should be encouraged.
ever, Is of the opinion that it wow I
nOt be best to Sena roissionaliespi ow
side tbe treaty ports Until peace hal
been proclaimed.
Goodnow has a gond word for the
American troops willeft w.Eie 5.ent
China and also praises the work of a.
little band of 'women sent by a r,hil
anthropic committee of New York peo
ple of which Airs. keid w ?I
chairman to provide the sick and. rweGy
with hospital supplies and comforts.
A British Ship lias Been Missing
Twenty-two Days.
Astoria, Ore., Jan. 2.Twentv-t
days ago. the fine Baitish ship Audrada
of 2,394 tons appeared off the Crilinima
and Piit Cordirne was taken rthoiti.M
A g-reat storm arose at that time and
the Andra,da was driven to the north.
She has not been seen since and it is
feared she has met a, bite Sillii1Jr
that of the Ifritish ship Cadzow Forest
vvhich disappeared with Pilot Grossman
five years ago and was never ;main.
heard from. The revenue cuiter Perry
has gone in search of the Andrada
The British ship Bathdowr, now
days out from Yokohama for this i'crt
is long overdue and it is f,,,ar,,1 tfmt
she has been sunk by a typhoon off the
Japanese coast.
Wilhelmina's Mother Is Sick.
Brusseis. Jan. 2,The Etolle fz, an
AliceS that the health cf Queen 2Wirie
Henrietta has been impairl and iM,t
she suffers constantly t rom brouchills.
The- queen is quite weak and st-,e dues
not leave her bed for more than a cou-i
4,,)r hours each daar.

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