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THE FINAL HOURS Great Britain's Beloved Ruler Passes Away Quietly, Al most Gently. iWas the Anniversary of the Demise of Her Father,the Duke of Kent. A MOST IMPRESSIVE SCENE Nearly Every Descendant of Her Line Is Gathered at the Bedside. Emperor William the First to ^Acknowledge His Uncle's New Dignity. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23. Queen Victoria is dead and Edward LVII reigns. The greatest event in the memory of this generation, the most stupend ous change in existing conditions that could possibly be imagined has taken place quietly, almost gently, upon the anniversary of the death of Queen Vic toria's father, the Duke of Kent. The end of this career, never equalled by any woman in the world's history, came in a simply furnished J-oom in Osborne House. This most respected of all women, living or dead, lay in a great 4-posted bed and made a shrunken atom whose aged face and figure were a cruel mockery of the fair girl who in 1837 began to rule over England. Around her were gathered almost every descendant of her line. In scarcely audible words the white haired Bishop of Winchester prayed beside her as he had often prayed with his sovereign, for he was her chaplain at Windsor. With bowed heads the royal watchers listened to The Bishop's Ceaseless Prayer. Six o'clock passed. The bishop con tinued his intercession. The women bf this royal family sobbed faintly and the men shuffled uneasily. At exactly half past six Sir James Reid held up his hand and the people in the room knew that England had lost her queen The bishop pro nounced the benediction. The queen passed away quite peacefully The Prince of Wales was very much affected when the doctors at last in formed him that his mother had breathed her last. Emperor William, himself deeply affected, did his best to minister comfort to his sorrow stricken uncle, whose new dignity he was the first to acknowledge. At the lodge gates the watchers waited nervously. Suddenly along the driveway came a horseman, who shouted "The queen is dead" as he dashed through the crowd. Down the hillside the watchers shouted the fate ful bulletin from one to another. Soon the whole country knew there was a new king in Great Britain Every one was mourning the death of the queen, but they did not hesitate to stop and drink the health of the new king LONDON HEARS THE NEWS. Queen's Death Bulletined Just at the Close of Day. London, Jan 23.A scrap of paper a foot square, rosted on the wall of the Mansion House at 6 58 o'clock, gave the fust notice to London's homeward hurrying thousands of the death of the empress-queen and the advent of a king Access to the bul letin was difficult by reason of the fact that excavations had been made in the course of a work of improving the stieet But the bared heads of a silent group under a flickering gas jet told the crowds on the 'bus tops and sidewalks that the queen was no more An hour later more than a thousand nevsboys had invaded the streets with black ruled newspapers, crying "Death of the Queen," while through the dark streets boomed the deep toned notes of the big bell of St. Paul's cathedral and the bells of the city churches re-echoing the news Mr Balfour's message announcing th" queen's death says7 her majesty died peacefully. All the theaters and places of enter tainment, it is announced, will be closed indefinitely There is little doubt that the funer al of Queen Victoria will take place at Frogmore, though nothing in re gard to this has yet been announced. Her majesty was so closely related to the European courts, big and little, that the gathering of royalty at the obsequies will be unprecedented. The news of the queen's death reached al the towns In the kingdom ft few minutes after it had been re ceived by the lord mayor of London and was quickly spread throughout the country districts by the tolling of bells. Eulogize the Queen. London, Jan. 23.All the morni.ig papers appear in heavy mourning hol ders, with editorials eulogistic of the dead queen and recalling the leading tvents and particular incidents of her reign. Few political references as to the future are made. For a Porto Rican Loan. San Juan, Porto Rico, fJan. 23.The louse has passed a bill authorizing the treasurer to float a loan of $3,000,000 in the United States and Europe. The funds thus raised will be loaned by the government to planters tchrelieve agricultural depression. TREATY RATIFIED. -y-. Senate Approves the Purchase of Isl ands From Spain. Washington, Jan. 23.The senate In executive session ratified the treaty with Spain for the acquisition of the islands of Sibutu and Cagayan of the Philippine group at a cost of $100,000. There were no votes to spare, a^ two thirds vote being needed, an* the vot ing standing 38 to 19. In the debate prior to ratiflcation_a number of sena-. tors manifested a disposition: to op pose the further acquisition of Orien tal territory. Senators Lodge and Chandler spoke in behalf of the treaty and Senators Bacon, Money and Pet tigrew in opposition. Senator Lodge, speaking for the committee on foreign relationsj said that the treaty was made necessary by1 the failure to in clude the islands of Sibutu and Ca gayan in the original negotiations by which we* acquired the Philippines and that it was necessary to acquire them to jprevent Germany getting posses sion of them. Their acquisition by any foreign power, he said, would, be an awkward circumstance for the United Btates and should be prevented before it was too late. The opposition sena tors replied that the land was worth less to the United States and addd that there WE* not a harbor on the coast of any one of them and there could be no object in any other coun try taking them They also charged that as the islands are in the Sulu group their population In polygamous and also that slavery exists on the isl ands. THE HOUSE ADJOURNS. Mark of Respect for Great Bri.ain's Dead Queen. Washington, Jan. 23.The house adopted a resolution expressing pro found regret and sympathy for the English people on account of the death of Queen Victoria. The president was requested to communicate the expres sion to the British government, and as a further mark of respect to the mem ory of the queen the house imme diately adjourned* The action of the house was particularly impressive in that the resolution was adopted with* out a word of dissent or debate. The resolution followed the precedents and was in almost the identical lan guage of the resolution adopted on the occasions of the deaths of the presi dent of the French republic and the czar of Russia. Before the announcement of the death of the queen the house passed the bills to send to the court of claims the claim of Cramp & Sons, amount ing to something over $1,700,000 for alleged damages due to the company on account of the failure of the gov ernment to promptly furnish armor plate and other material used in the construction of the New York, Colum bia, Massachusetts and Indiana. The claim has Nbeen prominently before congress for several years. IN THE SENATE. Appropriate Resolution Regarding the Queen's Death Adopted. Washington, Jan. ^23.The an nouncement of the death of Queen,Vic toria, conveyed unofficially to the sen ate, was recognized by that body in the adoption of an appropriate reso lution, which was ordered to be en grossed and forwarded to the prime minister of Great Britain. Duiing the sitting of the senate in open session the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was completed, so far as the committee amendments were concerned. It was subject to amendment by individual senators Little other business -"vas transacted. THE OLMSTEAD RESOLUTION. Census Committee Asks Director Mer riam for Information. Washington Jan. 23~.The Olmstead resolution providing a limitation of representation in case of disfranchise ment of voters was taken up by the house committee on census. The proposition was discussed generally and a resolution adopted to ask the director of the census for a statement on the male population, white and black, above voting age in the various states, amount of illiteracy and dis ability in each class. A decision will be deferred until this information is at hand. THE ARMY BILL. Conferees Begin Their Efforts to Reach an Understanding. Washington, Jan. 23.The conferees of the army reorganization bill have begun their efforts to reach a conclu sion. The senate made all told 103 amendments, but as most of these are of comparatively little importance the house conferees'accepted a large pro portion of them. The principal amend ment is that providing for the continu* ance of the present regimental system for the artillery instead of a corps or ganization, and that problem will be among the last to be solved by the con ference. President Kruger at Utrecht. Utrecht, Jan. 23.Mr. Kruger ar rived here at midday. He was~ re ceived by a committee at the railroad station and was cheered warmly.'* As he drove to his hotel a choir san^pa triotic songs. Mr. Kruger thanked the crowd outside and the people sang the Transvaal national hymn. Sword of Honor for Dewefc^r Berlin, Jan. 23.A public collection is being made in Hamburg with a view of presenting to General Dewet sword of Tionor and providing a fund for the relief of suffering Boer women and children. dff ^BtlSrCETOlSrUNIOK^ #^u Foreign Envoys Discuss Re west of the Ch inese Plen ipotentiaries. "J Decide That Tsi Lien and Tsi Wttt8fAre^WoVa&Guilty as theJOthers. MUST PROVE GOOD FAITH Cannot Otherwise Expect Con cessions on the Part of the Allies. Conditions as to Primary Ques tion of Punishment Must"-" Be Accepted. Peking, Jan. 23.The foreign en voys discussed the request of the Chi nese plenipotentiaries, especially the matter of punishments, and ex empted Tsi Lien and Tsi Wing as be ing less guilty than the others. The reply to the Chinese note will be de livered Thursday, It will emphasize the point that the signing of the agree ment will be without value unless good faith is shown by acts and then it will be absolutely useless to expect the Withdrawal of the troops or conces sions upon the part of the allies until China has conclusively proved her good intentions. Paris, Jan. 23.The Havas agency has received the following dispatch from Peking The ministers have decided not to reply to the request for explanation of the joint note until the Chinese shall have proved by their acts that they intend to give satisfaction and the conditions shall have been accept ed as to the primary question of pun ishments. The ministers intend to discuss with Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang the conditions under which the chief of the guilty shall be punished. Will Bring the Emperor In. Tien Tsin, Jan. 23.It is reported In German circles that unless the peace negotiations arev satisfactoryy considered early next month an expe dition will be formed to bring Emperor Kwang Su and Prince Tuan to Peking OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE." Missouri Judge Decides That the State Cannot Tax a Franchise. Kansas City, Jan. 23.Judge Henry of the circuit court handed down a case or national importance when in a written opinion he decided that the state of Missouri, represented by tae state board of equalization, had no, right to tax the franchise of the West ern Union Telegraph company. When the state board of equalization met last week the Western Union turned in the'valuation of its assess ment of actual property, "which the board practically doubled and added the words "'and on all other property $862,000." It was to this that the company objected, contending that the board had assessed this value against its franchise. Payment was refused and the state brought suit through the county collector. ,WANT BRYAN'S VIEWS. Chairman of House Coinage Commit tee Sends Invitation. Washington, Jan. 23.Chairman Southard of the house committee on coinage has sent the following dis patch to Hon. W. J. Bryan at Lincoln, Neb.: "Could you appear before the com mittee on coinage, weights and meas ures, or send your views as to finan cial measures pending there?" The dispatch grew out of the re quest of Representative Shafroth of Colorado that Mr. Bryan should be in vited to express his views*along with others prominent in the financial world who are being heard on the pending bill, making all silver obliga tions redeemable in gold. TO CONTROL TRUSTS. concurrent authority. in Memorial to Congress Introduced the Wisconsin Senate. Madison, Wis., Jan. 23.Senator McGillivray has introduced in the sen ate a memorial to congress asking for the passage of an amendment to the federal Constitution giving congress joint power with the states to control trusts. The memorial calls for an amendment to the Constitution Thich shall endow congress with extensive powers without depriving the states of their present authority in this class of legislation, the idea lein to give Saloonkeepers Threaten to Retaliate. Bradford? Ills.^Jan. 23.-^Mamie Kel ley and Florence Frye wrecked two saloons at Harmon because the* pro prietors sold" liquor to their brothers, who are minors. The W. C. T. U. is congress and the federal government [.a dispatch to The Dally Mail from Frankfort. It was a terrible shock, but the empress is bearing up bravely. The trials of the last few days, how ever, have exercised a most preju dicial eff- upon her health, which causes serious anxiety. Hefending them. The saloonkeepers 2 J5" thFeaten'td prosecureO&fetemperanee ened strike of-furliacemen organization for raffling quilts SharPfrille, Six Months for Lese Majeste. Berlin, Jan. 23.The imperial court at Leipsie has confirmed the sentence a A six months' imprisonment for lese. majeste recently passed upon Max imilian Harden, editor and publisher of The Bukunft. THURSDAY, JAWARY 2#1901. SUCCEEDS DAVIS.f^ Clapp Selected as Senator From Minnesota. St. Paul, Jan. 23.Knute Nelson and Moses!fe].Clapp have been for mally elected by the, vote of the two houses of The legislature sitting sepa rately, to the long and short terms in the senate respectively. Senator J. D. Jones nominated Sen ator Knute Neteon in the- senate. Representative Ward did as much for the Alexandria mad in the house. Senator Sheehan put Moses E. Clapp in nomination- in the senate, and he was introduced to the house in number of brief speeches. Senator Ives presented the name of Judge R. R. Nelson in the senate, and Representative Hickey performed the (same function in the house. Senator fealdwin named Senator C. A. Towne in the senate. ("f The election was on strict party, lines with the exception of one vote In the senate, Senator Grue, a Popu list, voting for Knute Nelson. BAILEY OF TEXAS. Present Congressman Chosen Senator From the Lone Star State. Austin, Tex, Jan. 23.Congressman J. W. Bailey was elected United States senator after a long debate *n the house over the majority and minority reports of the Bailey investigating committee. The majority report ex onerated Mr. Bailey from any moral or legal wrongdoing in the matter of securing a new permit for the Waters Pierce Oil company, but severely criti cized those who had seen fit to criti cize Mr. Bailey and state officials. The minority report stops with the exon eration of Mr. Bailey and the state officials and does not seek to denounce their critics. The majority report was adopted by a vote of 107 to 2. The Vote for senator resulted: Bailey 110, Horace Chilton 2,John H. Rogan 1, M. M. Crane 1. In the senate the ballot was: Bailey 29, ex-State Sen ator Attloe 2. SEWELL RE-ELECTED. Chosen United States Senator by New Jersey Legislature. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 23United States Senator William J. Sewell has been elected to succeed himself. Mr. Sewell received 45 votes the house tor 13 for Former Congressman Alvah A. Clark, who was decided upon as the choice of the Democrats. General Sewell received 17 votes in the senate to 4 for Mr. Clark. GAMBLE 13 CHOSEN. Senator From South Dakota to Sue ceed Petti grew. Pierre, S. D., Jan 23In separate session Robert J. Gamble was elected to the United States senate to succeed R. F. Pettigrew. The vote was as fol lows: Senate, Gamble 38, Pettigrew 5 house, Gamble 75, Pettigrew 8. Elkins Again Chosen. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 23.Steph- en B. Elktes was re-elected United States senator by separate vote in the two houses of the legislature. The ballot will be ratified later in joint session. Senator Cullom Re-Elected. Springfield, 11^, Jan. 23.- In sepa rate session the senate and houbc oJ E the Illinois legislature reelected United States Senator Shelby \I. Cul lom for a term of six years. Succeeds Lucien Baker. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 23.J. R. Bar ton, Rep has been elected senator to succeed Lucien Baker. Vote sen ate. Burton 30. Overmeyer 8 house, Burton 79, Overmeyer 43. CAUSING ANNOYANCE. Statements That Great Britain Will Accept Amended Treaty. Washington, Jan. 23.The repeti tion of statements to the effect that the Washington authorities are satis fied that the British government had decided to accept the senate's amend ments to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty is causing a deal of annoyance here, and it is said by the officials that the circulation of these stories upon in sufficient information is calculated to prejudice the negotiations between the governments of the. United States and Great Britain respecting the Isthmian canal. The statement al ready has gone as Tar as it ever has on such occasions toward officially contradicting the statements that it has any sort of information either to warrant the conclusion that the Brit ish government had made up its mind what disposition to make of the amendments or had allowed any in timation of its purpose to reach Wash ington. HER MOTHER'S DEATH. News of the Event Broken to Empress Frederick. London, Jan. 23.The news of her mother's death was tenderly broken to DoWager Empress Frederick, says May Avert the Strike.'- taTeat Aharon, Pa., Jan. 23.The threat- at-Sharon, it is thought, be averted by the Tianu facturers akd employes effecting a compromise. Congressman. Neville Better. Washington, Jan. 23.Congressman Neville of Nebraska is reported bet ter. His temperature was normal for the first time in several weeks. 1!%3t Soldiers Wanted to Quell an Uprising In the Indian Territory. Snake Bands Commit Depreda tions and Threaten Rest dents*Xives. DEFY DEPUTIES AND POLICE United States Marshal and Posse Are Repulsed by the Hostiles. Fears for the Safety of Dawes Commissioners in That Vicinity. Muskogeerl. T., Jan. 23.Washing ton authorities have been requested to send federal troops into the Creek country to quell the uprising of full bloods known as the Snake bands, who are creating depredations west of Eufaula and threatening the lives of both the whites and the neutral In dians. The Indians threaten to finally enter the towns and burn and kill and Chief Makko has sent a message of defiance to President McKinley. The whites are arming and bloodshed is feared. United States Marshal Bennett sent 20 deputies and 10 Indian polic? to the scene, but they were met by so fierce a fusillade that they were compelled to retire. One of the posse named Me Nas was captured by the Indians and it is feared that they will take his life. The result of this effort at sup pression and because of the pressure for protection brought by the whites Marshal Bennett and Indian Agent Shoenfelt sent a message to the Wasli Request for Federal Troops, to the number of 500 be sent them TJSey stated that it would be sire death for the deputies and police to attempt to interfere again. Marshal Bennett and Agent Shoen felt will, as soon as they hear from Washington, join the troops, invade the Indian camps and endeavor to put the leaders under arrest. The Creeks threaten that after they have cleaned out all the interior wmtes they will visit the various towns in the Creek Nation, destroy them by fire and kill the inhabitants. They have threatened to kill Chief Pleasant Porter and any of the members of the Dawes commission that attempt to in terfere with them. Great fear is felt for some of the commission who are surveying and allotting lands in that section of the country. So wrought up are the whites that an order has been issued allowing all citizens to protect themselves and hundreds of people are arming. NO LIVES LOST. Grand Opera House at Cincinnati De stroyed by Fire. Cincinnati, Jan. 23.A geneiai alarm called the fire department to the Grand Opera House building. When the fire engines arrived at the scene no blaze could be seen. The fire was below the stage. The theater at the time the fire was discovered was crowded to its utmost. It is be lieved that all of those inside escaped safely, though many narrow escapes from injury are reported. The people on the first floor and balcony got out without much trouble, though minus many parts of their clothing. Those the gallery had more trouble in reaching the outside, as there was only one narrow, exit from the gallery to the main hallkvay. Had it not been for the quick arrival of the ladder truck many would have been killed. The ladders were hoisted up to the windows and many escaped in that manner. At the time the fire was dis covered the actors and actresses oi the Southern companv, playing "Ham- let," were ready in their costumes for the first act. They rushed to the street in their makeups and are now bemoaning the loss of their ward robes. Mr. Southern lost his entire paraphernalia. Two other buildings adjoining were also burned. STUDENTS SUSPENDED. Iowa the University Men Kidnap Freshman President. Des Moines, Jan. 23.President MacLean of the state university has suspended 10 students of the sopho more class for having kidnapped the freshman cla*ss president on the even ing of the annual class banquet. On the evening of the 14th 10 students captured President Stiles of the freshman class on the street, hustled him into a hack and drove him 10 miles into the country where he was locked in a farmhouse and kept there for two days. Mrs. Nation Out on Bai!. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 2^.Mrs. Carrie Nation and her colleagues in the sa loon smashing crusade werKirke fcheir bond_at $1,000 each, Set for Feb. 1, will promptly given and the Srcome re leased. arraigned liminary hearing. Judge fixed in the city court and waived a pre liminary hearing. Judge Kirke fixed whichnwas Mrs. Livermore 13 Eighty. Boston, Jan. 23.Members of the Woman's Suffrage association and guests gathered in the Hotel Vendome at a reception in honor of Mrs. Mary Livermore, its president, and in com memoration of -her 80th birthday. CHESTy OF GOLD Iowa Man Dies in Want With $4,000 Within His Reach. Grinnell, la., Jan. 23.John Knox, an eccentric character of Oskaloosa, died in absolute want while within reach of his hand was a chest contain ing $4,000 in gold coin. Knojfc has lived, in Oskaloosa for about 30 years during which time he has lived the life of a recluse. He repulsed all et forts to bring him in closer touch with the people about him. It-was al ways supposed that he wasr in ab&ct poverty, but he always fiercely resist ed all offers of assistance. During his last illness he would not admit anyone to his presence and would have died all alone and unattended had not the neighbors forced them selves to his bedside After death, which occurred, amidst the meanest surroundings, a search among .his effects? revealed the pres ence of a Strong chest containing $4,- 000 in gold coin. NINTH ANNUAL BONSPIEL^- Northwestern Curters Contest for Tro phies at St. Paul. St. Paul, Jan 23.One hundred men, skilled in ail of the fine points of the game participated in the opening of the ninth annual bonspiel of the Northwestern Curling association in this city Monday. Twenty-five rinks, composed of the best curlers of the United States and Canada, are en gaged in a struggle for the honors and the rich trophies that Ifave been of fered. The struggle will continue through the week, and it is possible that the final games will have to be laid over until Monday of next week. The representation this year, while it was not up to the expectation of the local promoters, exceeds that of two years ago by four clubs. Hurricane in Norway. Christiania, Jan. 23.A terrific hur ricane ravaged the/ Norwegian coast Monday night from Tromsoe to Chris tiansand. It was accompanied by "snow, lightning, thunder and a spring tide. Great damage was done to ports, shipping, houses and thoroughfares as well as telephone and telegraph wires. All incoming steamers are de lated and it is feared that many per sons have been killed. Canada Mourns for Victoria. Ottawa, Jan. 23.When the news of the death of the queen reached Otta wa the secretary of state issued a proclamation continuing in office all who held position under the crown. This is merely formal. All public buildings in the Dominion at once placed the Union Jack at halfmast and it will so remain until sundown on the day of the queen's funeral. Will Sell Arms to British. Berlin, Jan. 23.Count von Buelow, imperial chancellor, has received a notice from the Krupp woiks saying that while the company has hereto fore refrained from filling British or ders for arms and ammunition it will fill them hereafter. This is understood to be due to the fact that the Erhardt concern at Dusseldorf has all along sold arms to England Yukon Road Still Block-d. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 23.The steam ship Dolphin, just in from Skaguay. reports that the pass and the Yukon road is still blocked Three hundred people are stormbound at Skaguay. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Fred C. Schiffman of St. Paul has been appointed oil inspector of Min nesota bv Governor Van Sant. R. H. Robertson of the St Andrews Golf club, New York, has been named as the president of the United S+ates Golf association Tom Sharkey and Peter Maher have been matched to meet in a 20-round contest before the Louisville Athletic club during the month of February. They will meet at catch weights. LATEST MARKET REPORT. \y Duluth Grain. DULUTH, Jan. 22 WHEATCash No. 1 hard 74c, No. 1 Northern 72c, No 2 Northern 62@68c. To Arrive -No. 1 hard 76%, No 1 Northern 73Jic, May No 1 Northern 76c, July 77c FLAXTo arrive $1.76, cash $1.70, May $1 76, September $1 21 Minneapolis Wheat. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22. WHEATCash 73%c, May 74@74}c, July 74%@75c. On TrackNo. 1 hard 74%c, No. 1 Northern 73%c, N6\ 2 North ern 69%@70%c. Sioux City Live Stock. Sioux CITY, la Jan. 22. CATTLEMarket quiet and slow. Sales ranged at 4 00@5 00 for beeves, $email@example.com for cows, bulls and mixed, 13.254.0 for stockers and feekers, $3 00 @4.00 for calves and yearlings. HOGSMarket 15c lower. Range of prices $firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. SOUTH ST. PAUL, Jan. 22. HOGSMarket opened 12}*@l5o lower and closed weak at the decline. -Range of prices $email@example.com. CATTLEMarket quiet, and prices unchanged. Sales ranged at $4 firstname.lastname@example.org for good to choice butcher steers, $3 4O@3.90' for good choice batcher cows, and heifer^ t4.J50@ 5.75 for choice veals, $email@example.com for choice feeders. SHEEPMarket steady and active. Sales ranged at $firstname.lastname@example.org for choice butcher lambs, $email@example.com for choice fat vwethers. -j *s -4*. *t, Chicago Grain and Provisions. 1 CHICAGO, Jan. 22 WHEAT January 7ijc, February 7lJ6c, May 74J^@74M CORNJanuary 36%c, February 36K@ 37c, May 38^@38%c. OATSJanuary 2JMc, May24%@25c. PORK- January $ 13 85, May $13 s0, FLAXCash No. 1 $1.71, May $1.73. POULTRYDressed turkeys 6@8*c -tshjekens 7@7o.