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PRICE TWO CENTS. ELABORATE PAGEANT FOR QUEEN VICTORIA Funeral Procession in London Will Be Even More Extensive Than Was Ex pected. King and Emperor William on Horseback Will Ride at the Head-Kings Will Take Part, Queen's Body Lies in the Diningroom at Osborne House—Magnificent Flow ers and Drapings. Cowes, Jan. 26.—A number of leading newspaper correspondents were admitted to-day to see the queen's remains lying in state. The approaches to Osborne House were as rigorously guarded as ever. A cordon of police, the men standing at in tervals of a few yards apart, entirely sur rounded the building itself. This was the only sign of life. The shades were closely drawn and the royal standard floated at half-mast from the tower. It was but a step from the entrance, across the hall to the dining room where the queen's body rested. The entrance to this room was beautifully draped with crimson, and attached thereto were sev eral gigantic wreaths from members of the household. Indian and Highland! servants remain constantly on guard with reversed rifles, immovable as statues. The coffin is but eighteen inches from the flower-decked ground. At Its head are the wreaths of the king and queen, while on either side are the offerings of the emperor and empress of Germany. At the foot is a beautiful floral crown with a golden "B." from Princess Beatrice. But little of the white satin-covered coffin or the silk flag on which it rests is visible, being almost hidden by the mag nificent white pall and the crimson velvet roses of the insignia of the Order of the Garter, the whole being surmounted by a glittering diamond crown, which reflect the lights of the taper 3, six feet high, In silver candlesticks. The pall is ten feet long and seven feet wide. The heavy gold fringe* hang from it, and in each corner, diagonally, are embroidered the royal arms surmounted by the crown. The lion Is in applique of cloth of gold and the unicorn is in silver, both worked ud in silk embroidery. The crowns are in em broidery of silk and gold bullion. The pall was made by the students of the Kensington school of needlework under the direction of Prince Christian of Schles wig-Holstein. QIEEJi AND THE CHLRCH Cardinal Vauglion Seta Forth Its Position. Aatc York Sun Special Service London, Jan. 26. —Cardinal Vaughan, archbishop of Westminster, has written a long letter to the clergy of his diocese, which is dated at the English college, Rome. This letter will be read in the Catholic churches to-morrow. It says: Of public religious services for the dead the Catholic churches knows none but such as she has instituted for the souls of her own children. No one would feel it right thaw j in our grief we should forget ourselves or the proprieties due her deceased majesty and the official position she filled as to even ap pear to claim her as a member of our church, which we should be doing were we to perform in her behalf the religious rites that are exclusively applicable to deceased Catholics. At the same time we may remind you that i it Is lawful to those who believe that any i persons who have departed this life In union '> with the soul of the church, though not in her external communion, to offer prayers and good works for their release from purgatory. The church itself forms no judgment. Upon a matter which must remain a secret be tween God and the individual soul, what can we do? Gladly and eagerly shall we join In the purely Glvil mourning that will be offered by the nation to the memory of the queen. We fully and acutely share the national sor row and anxiety inseparable with such a period. We trust and pray that the noble traditions established by the mother will be carried_ on and perfected by her son. The attachment of Catholics to the throne and dynasty is beyond suspicion. OBEYED O,I'EEVS WISH Why the Kiiin Was Xot Present When He Wan Proclaimed. Jfe*c York Sun Special Semioa London, Jan. 26.—One of the illustrations of the queen's thoughtfulness has come to light in connection with Thursday's cere monials. When Sir William Vernon Har court was home secretary years ago she sent a sealed package to him with instruc tions that it should not be opened until after her death. It contained a recom mendation that her successor should not be present when he was proclaimed, and that he should not visit the city in state. The queen had anticipated the annoyances and risks of the traditional ceremony, and had taken pains to forewarn and relieve the king. CROWS PRINCE ARRIVES .Frederick William Is Met \>y the German Emperor. Cowes, lele of Wight, Jan. 26.—Emperor "William left Cowes at 8 o'clock this morn ing on the royal yacht Alberta to visit Portsmouth and meet Crown Prince Fred erick William. On the return of the Al berta at 11:20 a. m., the Duke of Con naught boarded the yacht and welcomed them. The party drove to Osborne. The German imperial yacht Hohenzollern, ar rived here to-day. London. Jau. 2G.—All the members of the German embassy will go to Cowes to night to congratulate Emperor William on his birthday to-morrow. NEW ADJITAXT GENERAL Queen's Appointment of the Duke of ConnmuKht Will Stand. New York Sun Special Sergio* London, Jan. 26.— of the queen's last projects was'the appointment of the duke -of ;" Oonnaught las adjutant general. It will probably.be carried out at an early day, as the king will need his ': brother's Advice on military matters. - S9mw York Sum Spmolal B*rvlc* London, Jan. Although the an nouncement is still withheld probably be cause the arrangements - are incomplete, the military procession in London for the queen's funeral is likely to be consldeably more elaborate than was at first supposed. The Telegraph" asserts that the king, ac companied by Emperor William, will ride on horseback as chief mourner, •; attended i by the distinguished staff, and the paper implies that there will be a great military and civic display similar to those that oc cur ,on | the funerals of great continental sovereigns. Presumably the effort will include for eign representatives, among whom will be the King of the Belgiums, the King of Greece, the King of Portugal and, possi bly, the czarowitz and the Crown Prince of Germany, Austria, Sweden, Greece and Denmark, Grand Duke Serge, Prince Henry of Prussia, the Duke of Aosta, the Grand Duke of Hesse, and many other members of European royal houses. It is stated that in addition to the mem bers of both houses of parliament afoot the procession will include the lord mayor and the corporation of London. The procession is expected to occupy two hours, traversing London from Victoria station to Paddington station, whence the funeral train will depart at 11:15 a. m., reaching Windsor at 11:50. The coffin will be conveyed in the queen's special saloon carriage, attached to the royal train, built specially for the diamond jubilee, by which the king and the royal family will Journey to the royal borough At least six battalions of infantry, eight squadrons of cavalry and a number of bat teries of artillery will participate in the procession. The coffin-bearers will be noncommis sioned officers from the troops composing the household brigade. TRIBITES TO THE QIEEX Lord Salisbury and Mr. Balfour Speak In Parliament. London, Jan. 26. —Grief and Joy were never so closely joined as in the official eulogies of the dead monarch and the con gratulations to the new one. These were \ pronounced in both houses of parliament i yesterday by the leaders in response to the first message from the king to the people's representatives. It was the greatest par- j liamentary scene in recent times, and the | orations pronounced by Lord Salisbury and j Mr. Balfour, while unpretending, were adequate appreciations of the great and good sovereign now dead. They were ap propriate of the occasion, which the speakers said marked the close of an epoch in the world's history. All that they said, all the nation feels, perhaps is best summed up in these lines: "I am broken hearted." "Edward VII is his mother's son." Great audiences, sombre and silent in t their mourning garments, hung almost breathless upon the words of the nation's leaders as they led them through con flicting emotions from grief to consola , tion, from hope to a new allegiance. Mr. Balfour said in his address in the house of commons: The importance of the constitution, in my judgment, is not a diminishing, but an in creasing factor. It is increasing and must increase with all the growth and develop ment of those free,self-governed communities —those new commonwealths beyond the seas j which are bound to us by the person of the j sovereign, who is the leading symbol of thj j unity of the empire. But, it is not given to . a constitutional monarch to signalize his reign by any great isolated action. The effect of a constitutional sovereign, great as it is, is produced by the flow and constant cumula tive result of a great ideal and a great ex ample. As to that great ideal and example, surely Victoria is the first of all constitu tional monarchs the world has yet seen. Where shall we find an ideal so lofty in itself, so constantly and consistently main tained through two generations—through more than two generations—of her subjects and through many generations of her public men and the members of this house? Her queenly dignity only served to throw : into higher relief those admirable virtues of the wife, mother and woman with which she was so richly endowed. Those kindly graces, those admirable qualities, had endeared her to every class of the community. Less was known perhaps of the life of the continuous labor which the position of queen threw upon her. Short as was the interval between the last trembling signature she af fixed to a public document «nd her final rest 1 it was yet long enough to clog and hamper the wheels of administration. When I saw the vast mass of untouched ' documents which awaited the hand of the sovereign, it was brought vividly to my mind how admirable was the unostentatious pa tience with which, for sixty-three years, through sorrow and suffering, in moments of weariness, in moments of despondency, it might be, she carried on without intermission her share in the government of this great empire. For her there was no holiday and no intermission In her term. Domestic sor row and domestic sickness made no difference in her labors, from the hour when she be came sovereign to within a few days of her death. Who is there that will weigh in the bal ance the effect which such an example pro duced on the highest life of the people. It I was a great life and had a fortunate, and lv |my judgment, a happy ending. The queen . had her regard In the undying affection of all her subjects. She passed away, I believe, without a single enemy in the world, for even those who love not England love her. Nu such reign, no Buch end, had ever been known In our history. Lord Salisbury said in part in the house of lords: My lords, the late queen had so many titles to admiration that it would occupy "enormous time to glance at them even per functorily. One that I think will be attached to her character n history is that, being a constitutional queen with restricted powers, she reigned by sheer force of character, by the loveableness of her disposition over the hearts of her subjects, and exercised influ ence in molding their character and their destinies which she could not have done more had she had the most despotic of powers. She has been the greatest instance of govern ment by example and by love, and it will never be forgotten how much she has don* ! for the elevation of her people, not by tit* . SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1901. '■+'■;'■■■■■■ ■'■■• ' '■ - '-' -;' ■- ■ - ■■•-*■ '-*~.*?~-:~; •-:":■ ..'.■ •>,■; '■ ■>''I.? r'l" .V,: :. '■■■>-* r ■■"?:= '.j' '- V * Vffiv^i t..^: '.-.- ..' V.^^K.*^.':.^;''!^'.'!:'.-" : •_.-', -;'',; .. . _ . ■;.'.•'. ;.'. •■ ;,: • ,■ - <' ....."■. FUN WHILE IT LASTED. Senator Clapp—lt does seem too. bad to spoil such a good time. exercise of any prerogative, not by giving any command, but by the simple right and contemplatioD of the brilliant qualities she exhibited in her exalted position. She showed wonderful power of observing with the most absolute strictness the limits imposed by the constitution, and on the other hand of maintaining a steady and persistent influence on the action of her ministers and the course of legislation, an influence which none could mistake. She certainly impressed many of us with a profound sense of her penetration, almost intuition, with which she saw the perils with which we were threat ened, and the course it was expedient to pur sue. I may say with confidence that no min ister during her long reign ever disregarded her advice or pressed her to disregard it without always feeling that he had incurrew a dangerous responsibility, and frequently running into danger. She had an extraordinary knowledge of what her people would think, so much so that I have said for years that I always thought when I knewfcvhat the queen thought I knew pretty cert^Jnly what her subjects would think, especially the middle classes. We owe her a debt of gratitude for her in fluence in elevating the people, and gratitude for her power over foreign courts and sov ereigns in removing difficulties and mis representations which sometimes prevailed. FOLLOW QIEEX'S POLICY Edvrard's* Purpose us to England's Foreign Affairs. *~»*t> York Sun Special Service Berlin, Jan. 26.-—lt is reported here on good authority that the new king of Eng land told the kaiser that he intended to follow out the lines of the foreign policy instituted by his mother. The emperor went to England, it has been learned, at the special invitation of Edward. His Imperial Majesty. Cowes, Jan. 26.—The apartments where the business of the ruling sovereign is now conducted are inscribed "His Im perial Majesty," a title never heretofore assumed by any English king. : Portuguese Cruiser Will Be There. Lisbon, Jan. 26.—The Portuguese cruiser Don Carlos 1., will participate in the naval display at Spithead at the removal of Queen Victoria's body from Osborne to Portsmouth. The navies of Russia, France and other countries will also be | represented. Queen's Coffin Closed. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 26.—The royal family yesterday took their last look at the features of the dead queen. "'Close It final ly. It must not be opened again," said the king, when the others had retired, and the remains of England's greatest ruler were for ever closed from human view. »w Prince of Wales. London, Jan. 26.—While the liturgy Of the England church has been revised by-royal command to Include a prayer for. George, the Duke of Cornwall and York, it is expected that a patent will be issued at the time of the coronation for the creation for the title of Prince of Wales. Demonstration in Antwerp. Antwerp, Jan. 26.—During a variety per formance at the Soala music hall a portrait of Queen Victoria was projected by a kineto scope and caused a hostile demonstration against England. The incident was the out come of an article in a half-penny paper printed in Flemish, which attacked the En glish people on every occasion through the person of their sovereign. Wreaths of Gold. Moscow, Jan. 26.—The czar will Send sev eral wreaths of gold to the queen's funeral. ALLEGIANCE TO THE U S. Over 30,000 Filipinos Decide to Take the Oath. Hollo, Island of Panayy Jan. 26.— wards of 50,000 Filipinos have sworn alle giance to the United States in Iloilo prov ince. : / ' , Thirty surrendered yesterday at Santa Barbara. Inspecting; the Isle*. Manila, Jan. ' 26. — Major Maus of the surgeon's department, . Captain Ahem, chief of the forestry bu reau, and Captain Horton, assistant chief quartermaster, sailed to-day en beard the Alava to complete ] the inspection of the southern islands and recommend sites for leper and penal colonies. The thirty-third and thirty-fourth regi ments have been ordered to Manila from the Vigan region, preparatory *to return ing to the United States. ':■: n ■.■■ ' ' 'i I i" ' ' ■: ' '.' '- , NEXT -FEST AT NEW ULM. '; New Ulm,. Minn., Jan. 26.—Delegates to the district meeting of Minnesota and Da kota Turners have returned to New Ulm, having secured the ' next Turnfest for this city. A big gathering will be held the latter part of . January and the New Ulm section will name district - officers. '(-■ The new Turner ball costing $2,^00'; will be formally dedicated to-night . "■; THE "HELLO" CO.TJLX Proposed to Repeal the Gross Income! Tax Law. ________________ STATE NOW GETS THE BENEFIT Urged That the Ticphone Com pany J.) ■><>■» \otr,ffp_i> ItM Share of Tnxea. r ' • . ""' ■■-■-■•'■ -v - When the Hennepin legislative delega tion met in the Lumber: Exchange '• this afternoon it . was confronted by a propo sition to repeal the act providing for the gross earnings ; tax" on telephone com panies. The. proposition was submitted by present and past county commission ers in- the following communication: ■ . "We, the undersigned, present and ex members of the board of county commis sioners of Hennepin county, having j seen | the workings and experienced the. results I of the act generally known as the 1 "Gross | Earnings Tax of. Telephone Companies,", would respectfully ask you to use your en deavors to secure the repeal of the said act by the present legislature; and while various reasons might be presented to support our views, we deem the follow ing sufficient: ■",'•>;-,■' ' '"V "First—Because said act creates in equality of taxation, and permits tele phone companies doing business in this state to escape their just proportion of the burden of taxation. "Second—Because by said act such com panies, and the property owned by them, are not liable for taxation imposed for lo cal improvements, such as side-walks, and other special improvements. "Third—Because all the tax paid 7by such companies under that act goes to the state, and the county of Hennepin and city of Minneapolis do not get any of the same. "Fourth—Because we believe such com panies should pay their just proportion of taxation to the county and city, the same as other corporations and individuals. - ""Fifthßecause we. believe under said act, 3 per cent of the gross earnings of such companies is entirely too low, and it is-unjust and unfair for such companies to | pay less taxation than other similar corporations. or individuals who cannot avail themselves of the provisions of said act. i .YY- -:- "■ "And we respectfully ask that if you' cannot secure the repeal of.said act, that you have the same amended soY that a larger per cent of the gross earnings may be required as a tax from such companies. E. P. Sweet, Chairman of Board, , *• Charles Wilkin, ex Chairman of Board, Ed J. Conroy, ex-member of Board, John B.Ryberg, ex-member'of Board, C. J. Minor, ex-County Auditor." The delegation also took up the pro posed police civil service bill, a synopsis of which appears elsewhere. fe fAt the meeting of the Hennepin legisla tive delegation this afternoon Freeman P. Lans spoke in favor of the police commis sion bill. Representative Jay Phillips said he wished to see the bill extended to in clude the .fire department. 7 Mr.. Lane ac cepted the suggestion .and said he would amend the bill to embody the suggestion if the delegation approved. •-. N. F. Hawley spoke for the bill provid ing' for .a fe special school . tax levy *of 1% mills. Representative Peterson7 said that the Ramsey and St. Louis delegations wanted to have a chance to consider the same bill. ... 7-" V TREASON THE CHARGE Indians Are Threatening.to Tear Up .'• the Railroads. Kansas City. Jan. 26.—A special to the Star from Muskogee, I. T., says: J. B. Shoffelt, United States agent here, said to-day: Many et the reports have been exagger ated, although there is no disguising the fact that the Indians are restless. Some of the J young bucks have said that they will not submit to the government's plan of land al lotment. At the same time they have the most intense feeling against the railroads. They say that the railroads have no right to run through their land, and they are threatening to burn bridges and tear up tracks. They say they will murder all In dians who have white tenants on their lands. The particular object, of Marshal Bennett's party and the soldiers is to arrest those who have been making threats. The offend ers will be arrested and tried on the spot, charged with treason against the Vnited States government. 1 expect the marshal's party and soldiers will be out a week or ten days. The tliree largest cities in Texas are Galvestou, Dallas and Sau Antonio. 1 KEf BOARD ATIOBK Fiht for Patronage Begun in South Dakota. MANY FAT JOBS IN THE BALANCE Herreid'n Appointees Take the Oath *ud_WHl Propone a. Friend- 1 ! r - -'• • ■■-'■■ ly Suit. ■.--- •-.^-'F~ ■-•- ' ' " ■ Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. D., Jan. 26.— J. D. Lavin, Judge Rice, Dr. Finnerud and T. M. Steered members of the board of charities and corrections,. met here last night and went over ; the situation = with ' Attorney- General Pyle. The three recent '" ap pointees took the oath of office and the four adjourned to meet to-day at Huron to organize- by the election of - a presi dent and secretary. • * They may also make appointments to day for the places under their control, but had not decided to do so at an early ■hour this morning. Rice, Finnerud and Steere will go to Sioux Falls 011 Monday to demand that the old board which meets there the same day, go out of business. If the old board re fuses to surrender, the , new board will propose a friendly suit before the supreme court. If this is refused, the new board and appointees, will'institute proceedings to oust their opponents. ..,, There were seven bids for the emergency warrants issued by the state. The highest bid was that of the Pierre National bank, 4% per cent for $100,000 and 4%, for $150, -| 000. The bid of C. R. Hannan, president of the First National Dank of Council Bluffs, was accepted. He took the whole issue at 4 per cent and a premium of $111. The warrants will be issued in two lots, the first $150,000 to be paid Jan. 1, 1902, and a second lot, ' $100,000, to be issued March -8 and payable Jan. 1, 1903. Dur ing the time these warrants are outstand i ing the treasurer will hold the collections | of the general fund to meet the warrants. BRIGHTER FOR FREEMAN VINDICATION ;-, IS LOOKED FOR Investigation of the Upper Penin sula's Prison Completed ■'• at Marquette. V Special to The Journal. } 7 V '! Marquette; Mich., Jan. 26.—The prison investigation was concluded late yesterday afternoon. ; The most significant testi mony was drawn from Dr. A. W. Horn j bogen. Freeman's . physician, who admitted that he had '• treated the warden for . nerv j ousness which hey thought was at least partially superinduced. by alcoholism. He had done this on 7 two occasions,' once within'a few weeks. ". Outside this" medical statement the testimony as to : drunken ness was conflicting and much. of it un reliable. :. With two or three . exceptions ! the officials testified in. Freeman's favor. The outcome of the investigation is in ; doubt. The committee is," plainly im- I pressed - with the economy of Freeman's i management and the condition and neat ness of the prison. The. members will i finish their work at Lansing, when" the testimony is all transcribed.. _ They con sider the charge of drunkenness as the only serious one, : the others, Including the severity of the discipline, having been completely disproved. There is now. a fueling that Freeman will get a vindication, both from the legis lative committee and the board of control. RUNAWAYS/MARRIED Bride Is. Under Legal Age and Her . ,Father. Promises Trouble. Special to The Journal." ,7 Redwood Falls, Minn., Jan. 26.—A run away couple I was .married in this city by | Probate! Judge Evans. The principals were Louis Meierding of Sundown township, and May Namholz of-Morgan. The bride gave her name 'as Mary Campbell, and her father claims she is not of legal age. The father . has. secured a lawyer, to commence an action to. annul the marriage. The af fair has caused a mild sensation. V TREASURE FROM THE ORIENT.- '< , San ; Francisco, ? Jan. : 26.— 11 Pacific mail steamer. China has arrived from the orient via* Honolulu, bringing $662,000 in treasure.' V Among 2 the passengers ■ are 7A. E. Buck, United States minister, to Japan, i hist wife and. daughter. 24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. HALF A MILLION FOR BETTERMENTS Program of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company for This Season Is a Big One—Mr. Lowry Tells About It The Twin City Rapid Transit company will expend in the neighborhood of $500, -000 this season for betterments of various kinds. For track improvement $175,000 has been set aside, an amount which will keep a small army of men at work duri^ the en tire seasoti. The remainder of the half million dollars will be devoted to the man ufacture of the magnificent new cars which constitute the important feature of the company's equipment. These cars are considered by the management as a little superior to any other cars made in this country. They are both winter and sum mer cars, and their adaptability has been the wonder and delight of street railway men the country over. Thomas Lowry. president of the Twin City Rapid Transit company, discussed the company's plans for the next season with great enthusiasm to-day. "We have ar ranged to spend a large sum of money," said Mr. Lowry, "and are doing our best to keep pace with the growth of the city and the demands of a discriminating pub lic. We are very proud of our street rail way system, and it is the intention of the management to keep it always up to a high standard of excellence. TRAIN TAKEN BY THE BOERS Troops and Military Stores on Board. CULVERT IS BLOWN UP First a Part of Dublin Fusiliers Is Captured, TWENTY CAPE POLICE SURRENDER Reports That tin- Boer General I'riiizloo Hum Been Wounded. Kimberley, Friday, Jan. 25.—A train with troops and military stores on board was waylaid and captured this morning by the Boers near Fourteen Streams, north of Kimberley. The republicans captured a small post of Dublin Fusiliers, then blew up a culvert and waited for the train. An armored train has gone in pursuit of the Boers. CAPE POLICE CAPTURED Report That the Boer General Prinas loo Ha* Been Wounded. Cape Town, Jan. 26.—Twenty Cape po lice surrendered to the Boers mi Devon dale, north of Vryburg, Jan. 21, without firing a shot. It is said General Prinzloo was -wounded in the fighting of Jan. 16. TO SEIZE THE RAILWAY Neutrality of Portugal No Longer to Be Respected. N*w Tork Sun Special Servleo London, Jan. 26.—Correspondents at Brussels claim to have learned from Boer sources that the neutrality of Portugal will no longer be respected by the Boers, who are about to try to seize the Delagoa bay railway. This operation will be con ducted by General Louis Botha, while General Delarey heads an invasion of Na tal. Kitchener* Train Attacked. Pretoria. Jan. 26.—A train, with Lord Kitchener and a body of troops, proceed ing toward Mlddleburg, an armored pilot en gine preceding, was derailed by dynamite near Balmoral. The Boers, who were in force, opened fire and the British replied. Ultimately, the Boers were driven off. The British sustained no casualties. NEW POSTMASTERS I. A. Caitw«'ll l-i Appointed for Anolca —Other Appointment*. Washington, Jan. 26.—The president to day sent the following nominations of postmaster to the senate: Minnesota—l. S. Gerald, Bird Island; W. Hinith, Cambridge; L. J. Hague, Elbow Lake; Edward F. Cummer, Frazee; N. H. Fulton, Hawley; Hattie J. Hodgson, Herman; I P. B. Higiey, Lake Park; N. H. Danforth, I Mora; G. E. Kirkpatrick, Runshford; T. B. : Horton, Stewartvllle; John R. Walters, Stephen; W. O. Joubert, Lltchfield; Nettie J. Van Inwegen, Ortonville; I. A. Casswell, Anoka. Michigan—Hugh W. Parker, Bancroft, B. M. Wooley, Elsie; A. S. Follansbee, Onto nagon; J. A. Harsh, Tekonsha; A. W. Mars, Berrien Springs. lowa—O. Z. Wellman, Arlington; E. M. Crosswait, Earlham; William W. Belong, Eddyville; P. M. Mosher, Ricevllle; *. J. Jordan, Valley Junction. Wisconsin—Charles J. Settersten,'Menekau nee; Charles S. Dutton, Milton Junction; J. C. Southworth, Whitehall: If. A. Lien, Black River Falls; O. J. Babcock, Omro; R. A. Etter, Monroe. South Dakota—Arthur B. Chubbuck, Ips wich. North Dakota—Alice Davidson, Wahpeton. Montana—Grace Lamont, Dillon. WITH FLYING COLORS. Special to The Journal. Rochester, Minn., Jan. 26.—Arthur M. Dresbach, county superintendent of schools, has received from the state board of education the prize for which he has been working. He took the examinations for a state professional certificate, and has received the document with high hon ors and standing in all branches. The ex aminations lasted nine days and consisted of twenty-nine subjects ia oral and writ ten work. "One thing in connection with our ex penditures this season which will be good news, is the fact that we will employ from 800 to 700 men on track work during the entire season. There will also be a great impetus in other branches of the service. Our equipment will be material ly added to, and many more of our large cars will be put in service. It is the com pany's intention, so far as their opera tion is practicable, to equip all lines with new and improved cars. We will also im prove our power plant and do everything possible to maintain the efficiency of the service." The street railway company has made wonderful progress in the way of improve ments since the return of good timea. During the past three years more than $1,500,000 have been expended in the twin cities in track improvement and the con struction of new cars. A feature of the track renewals this season will be a vast amount of labor to secure what is known as the continuous rail. This device con sists in welding the ends of the rails sol idly together, which with the heavy rails and thorough balasting, insures a perfect track. Mr. Lowry will leave for New York Sun day evening. NO CURRENCY LEGISLATION Senate Refuses to Take Up the Question. EXTRA SESSION LIKELY Postmaster-General's Paper: Says It Cannot Be Avoided. PLENTY OF WORK MAPPED OUT Senator Spooner of Wisconsin Will Speak Against the Sub- : ' sidy Bill. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Pott Building, Washington. Washington, Jan. 26.—There will be no legislation this session to strengthen the gold standard. The house committee on ; rules to-day reported against considering the standard, unless the senate would promise to pass it before March 4. The communication was sent to Senator Frye, the presiding officer of the senate, who re plied that It was out of the question to * think of the senate's considering the bill; this session. In the leading editorial to-day the Phil adelphia ' Press, Postmaster-General Smith's paper, says: "It'is difficult to see how an extra session of congress can be i avoided." It adds that if an extra ses sion is called it will be "the price the na tion has to pay for maintaining Petti grew and a few "other filibustering cranks." : :-- U':> - Among the matters which are likely to j make an extra session imperative, , th« i Press notes the following: Legislation for ! the Philippines, ratification of the Cuban i constitution, the subsidy bill, the bill to ; strengthen the gokl standard, legislation growing out of England's action on the Hay-Pauncefote treaty as a part of which is the Nicaragua canal, and the abroga tion of ; the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. \ Closing its editorial, the Press says: - There is one important duty which the sen ate should perform above all others at an ex ! tra session, and that, is to adopt rules to i make It impossible in the future for a small minority in that body to veto legislation and repeat the shameful performance that is now going, on at this session. This alone would Justify an extra session, and the nation would . save money if that result were accomplished. It is evident that if an extra session should be called there would be ample Justification for \t. .The one held at the beginning of this 1 administration proved a good thing for the nation. Another at this tune would '; prov* • equally beneficent. '. . / ,'. . , The foregoing words from the personal organ of a member of the McKlnley cabi- ] net would seem to indicate that an extra session is very likely to be called. ■ If called it will be immediately after the ad journment of the present body, March 4. : Senator Spooner of Wisconsin Is prepar ing a speech against the subsidy bill, which he will make to the senate soon. It has ' been known some time that *' Spoonsr was against the bill, but not that be pro posed attacking it -actively. .-.-,■ '■-■' After an hour's hard fight this after noon in the house, Mr. Tawney, by a mar- •■ gin of only one vote, lost his proposition to amend the pending postofflce ; bill jby \ incorporating into it the scheme for a reclasslflcation of railway mail \ clerks. This . has been. for two congresses • one of Tawney's pet measures.- Senator: Hansbrough, by unanimous con sent, passed ;. through the senate I to-day the ■ bill providing for the Fargo bridge. ! The bill has passed the house and now goes to the president.- It is understood that the " bridge is for the Soo road. r The subcommittee 1^ on ■ territories'to-day decided to report - favorably :"the : bill ex tending ' the election laws < to Alaska and ) providing for a delegate to congress;. Rep resentative , Spalding ;of North ;■ Dakota, a . member of the subcommittee, thinks ? th» bill will become a law at this session. . ■'■ ■■ -•:,■'"■■■■ ■■ - ■ ."■■"-.. ' —W. ;W. ' Jermaae. "■' "■ ■""•*•■ YV # ' if «i ij 9S * UX KU9* ' li- All Dellg B i iii Hill InO OL I! ite Braf ■i f r IDJ I I CiGJ i M i At I Deal i§j Kaolk •■•Met -' j Gsg. R ill Distiij