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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURMIE
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUPREME IN
WORLD'S MART
United States Is Making
Rapid Strides.
REPORTS BY CONSULS
Commercial and Financial Center
Is Shifting.
AMERICAN METHODS ARE COPIED
Secretary Hay Call* Attention to the
tutted StateM lv Foreign
Trade.
"Washington, Jan. 29. — summary of
■what has .been achieved by the United
States in opening up and extending mar
kets abroad is presented in a letter from
Secretary Hay to congress, accompanying
the annual publication known as "Com
mercial Relations of the United States
■with Foreign Countries," made up of
reports of consular officers during 1900.
Secretary Hay says:
The practical character of the commercial
Information obtained by our consuls and the
celerity with which It is given to the public
continues to excite the emulation of foreign
governments, and during the past year steps
have been taken by both Great Britain and
Germany to engraft these features of our
consular work upon their consular systems.
, The general conclusion' to be drawn from
a survey of the conditions in foreign coun
tries, as described In the reports herewith
presented, is that the United States is ap
proaching, even ■ more swiftly than was ex
pected, a ' position of eminence in the world's
markets, due to superior quality and greater
cheapness of many lines of its manufactures,
which must work great: economic changes,
and may result in shifting the center not only
of industrial but of commercial activity and
the money power of the world to our marts.
The trade Indications of American supre
macy during the past year have been so
marked that many foreign industries, ac
cording to the reports of our consuls in Eu
rope, are .introducing American machinery
and labor-saving appliances and remodeling
their factory methods, and we may expect.in
the near future a more strenuous competition
for which it is important we should prepare
ourselves.
"*.-•. SAME OLD SPEECH
Congressman Cannon's Old Friend
Recalls College Days.
AW York Sun Special Sevrioa
Washington, Jan. 29. — Captain Robert
Hannum of Lebanon, Ind., . was the mes
senger appointed by the electors of Indi
ana to bring their vote to Washington. He
took a seat in the gallery of the house of
representatives during a debate on the na
-" val appropriation bill. He noticed a man
taking a conspicuous part in the discussion,
who had a peculiar gesture.
r "I know" that . man," said Hannum, "I
know . that gesture, and I know that ' voice,
although I have not heard or seen him for
many a long year. He hasn't changed a
bit. When I went to school at Annapolis
forty years ago we had a fellow there
named Joe Cannon, who was the leader of
our debating society. At one time we
organized a mock legislature and passed
laws, appropriated money and did the same
things that real legislatures and congresses
do, and; Joe Cannon made the very same
speech then, with the same gestures, that
he is making now. The same old speech,
the. same old voice, the same old gestures—
nothing new."
EACH STAYS ON BIS BEAT
TRICE AMONG THE IRON MEN
Carnegie Agrees to Abandon Com
petition in Return for Some
Concessions. •
. Maw York Sun Saoc/at Sorvloa.
v Pittsburg, Jan. 29.—1t is stated here on
the authority of a manufacturer, who has
been attending the conference at Holland
House in New York, in which the Car
negie company and other big concerns
were represented, that, the meetings will
result in a "gentlemen's agreement" of
the combines to keep within their own
lines and not encroach upon one another's
trade.
Part of this agreement would doubtless
be the abandonment by Carnegie of his
plan to build a big steel plant in Conne
aut. This would leave the field free to the
National Tube company.
Carnegie also agrees not to erect a
$2,000,000 steel sheet plant at Duquesne.
It is said that in return for the with
drawal of the threatened competition, the
American Steel company, which controls
that trade, has contracted with Carnegie
for $5,000,000 worth of steel bars a year
for seven years.
INDIANS ARE NOW QUIET
REPORT BY LIEITEXAXT DIXOM
He Say» There Ih No Excitement
and the People Are Not
Scared.
Washington, Jan. 29.—The war depart
ment has received the following telegram
from Brigadier General Lee commanding
the department of the Missouri in regard to
the Indian troubles:
Lieutenant Dixon, commanding Troop A,
Eighth cavalry, Henrietta, I. T., reports
no violence by Indians and no excitement at
Holdenville and Eufaula; people not leaving
their homes; go anywhere without fear.
Cfcitto Harjo (Crazy Snake) was arrested
yesterday without difficulty by Deputy John
son and now held at Henrietta. Dixon in
structed to give necessary protection to pre
vent destruction of railways or bridges. So
far no acts of violence verified.
A DEATH AND A WEDDING.
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., Jan. 29.—Mrs. Mary Mo
han, aged 86 years, died yesterday of conges
tion of the lungs, leaving two sons and two
daughters.—Thomas McLear and Bridget Mc-
Namara were married at the Church of the
Immaculate Conception by Rev. J. J. Flevin.
ST. CLAIR'S SUDDEN DEATH.
Special to The Journal.
Grafton, N. D., Jan. 29.— W. C. St. Clair,
who recently came here from Grand Forks
to open a tailoring establishment, was found
dead in his room this morning. Heart failure
was the cause of death.
REVERSING THE ORDER.
Richmond Dispatch.
"So your husband is out with his dogs,
eh? He seems to be very fond of gunning,
doesn't he?"
"Quite so."
"What does he find to hunt around
here?"
"Oh, he never finds to hunt, he hunts to
find, but he never finds it."
WILL SAVE
THEIR HEADS
Death of Tuan and Others
Won't Be Asked.
IT WOULD BE USELESS
Ministers Agree That China Can't
Perform the Impossible.
EMPRESS DECLINES TO RETURN
Troops Mast Leave Flrut— Waldersee
Will Not Leave Until the Em*
■ • ■'- '-'--■ - . ■
peror Returns.
- .. .
Peking, Jan. 29. —The ministers repre
senting the six nations that had citizens
killed during the Boxer outbreak, dis
cussed the punishments they want in
flicted on the officials of the towns where
the massacres occurred. Several new
names will be added to the list of those
whose deaths will be demanded. A meet
ing of the full diplomatic corps willj prob
ably be held Feb. 1, when the list will
be completed.
It can be stated that unless the United
States changes its attitude, the ministers
will not demand the death of Prince
Tuan, General Tung Fu Hsian and Duke
Lan. When a vote was taken regarding
these three officials, the United States,
Russian and Japanese ministers opposed
demanding capital punishment.
This does not mean that the ministers
are not certain of their responsibility for
the Boxer rising and the ensuing mur
ders or that the ministers have changed
their opinion that they deserved death
as much as the others, but they are sat
isfied that at present the Chinese gov
ernment is not able to inflict the punish
ment deserved, and that, therefore, a de
mand for their execution would be use
less. It Is understood that this is the
position Mr. Conger took at the meeting.
Stirring Up Trouble.
The Japanese have arrested a son of
Hsu Tung and Chih Chui, notorious Box
ere. Chih Chui i 3 one of the presidents
of the board of civil appointments. Their
names were put on the list for punish
ment.
It is reported from Singan-fu that many
of the officials of the southern provinces
are visiting the dowager empress. It is
said that they are denouncing Li Hung
Chang and using every endeavor to dis
credit him with her. They are undoubt
edly instigated by Viceroy Chang Chih
Tung, who nearly upset matters relating
to the signing by the Chinese commis
sioners of the preliminary demand note.
The Chinese commissioners some time
ago telegraphed ""to the dowager empress
inquiring how she would take a proposi
tion to return, if she was unharmed, and
could have a life income, a condition
being she should live at the summer pal
ace or elsewhere away from the emperor.
It is learned that she responded that she
would not consider the question of re
turning to Peking until all the foreign
soldiers were removed, and she would not
permit the emperor to return.
WALDERSEE WILL STAY
He Will Not Leave Vntil the Em
peror Returns to Peking.
Moscow, Jan. 29.—Dispatches from Pc- I
king confirm the rumor that General Yon
Waldersee will not leave China until
peace has been thoroughly restored on a
sound and permanent basis, and the Chi
nese emperor is back again in Peking. It
is also reported that the Japanese have i
secretly organized an expedition into the
interior of Shansi province, the object of
which is not known.
Russian foreign critics consider the
American policy in China from the first
high spirited and clever. Its tendency has '
been toward peace and the prevention of j
territorial division, and its example has !
induced the powers to employ a more gen- i
erous policy toward the fallen foe. The !
result of this will be encouragement to
the reform movement in China and the
final establishment of firm and profitable
commercial relations. Free trade will be
set up; railways will be developed and a
new China will be born.
All thia is dependent on the adoption In
full of the United States' views by the
other nations. This would include the
modification of indemnity claims, which is
distasteful to many of the powers. But at
least Russians recognize the good and hu
mane intentions of the American govern
ment and its useful co-operation during
the Chinese trouble.
Te Restore Manchuria.
London, Jar.. 29.—The Daily News publishes
the following from its Shanghai correspond
ent:
Sheng, tbe taotai, has received a telegram
from Li Hung Chang saying that the Russian
representatives in Manchuria presented to !
Tseng Chi, the Tartar general at Shenking
nine peace conditions, restoring Manchuria
to China, but giving Russia absolute control j
of the province, she undertaking, in case of
war, to support China. As Tseng Chi re
jected these conditions, Li Hung Chang or
dered Cho Ha Pau, the new Tartar general
at Hai Lung Kung, to undertake the negotia
tions.
London, Jan. 2?.—Strong evidence exists
says the Shanghai correspondent of the Morn
ing Post, wiring yesterday, that negotiations
are on foot between Russia and China with
regard to the cession of three eastern prov
inces.
Informer Beheaded.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 29.—Advices from the
orient tell of vengeance meted out to a Chi
nese who informed the foreign troops of hid
den treasure of £17,000 in a small town twen- I
ty miles from Peking. On nearing the village !
the Chinese was sent ahead of the expedition !
and when the gold hunteis arrived they found '
his head in a bag. The treasure is still hid
den.
Earl L,i Very 111.
Shanghai, Jan. 29.—A dispatch from Peking
says Li Hung Chang is ill of fever and his
life is despaired of.
- EXTRA SESSION SURE
Unless Congreii Acts on Insular
Matters.
Washington, Jan. 29.—The cabinet meet
ing to-day was devoted almost exclusively
to a discussion of Cuban matters. The
statement is made on high authority that
in the event of the failure of either the
Spooner bill or the Cuban constitution the
consideration of congress an extra session
is almost inevitable.
LEFT 180 DESCENDANTS.
Special to The Journal.
Mabel, Minn., Jan. 29.—Hans Valder, Sr.,
one of the pioneer settlers of this state, died
at his home in Newberry yesterday. He was
born in Norway in 1813 and settled in Min
nesota in 1853. He was a member' of the
legislature in 1871. He was married three
times and had sixteen children, twelve of
whom are living. His descendants number
about 180.
TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1901.
i y^ v* #nri And
LYING, AND KNOWS IT
| Texas Congressman'sChargeAgainst
Oklahoma Delegate.
LIVELY SCENE IN THE HOUSE
• Stephens and Flynn Take >Up* Their
Quarrel "Where They Left
Oil! Yesterday.
r.iWashington, Jan, -. 29.—When the house
i met to-day : Mr. V Stephens yor, Texas arose
to a question of privilege in connection
| with the • controversy yesterday between t
; himself and Mr. Flynn, the delegate from
i Oklahoma. ■",'•:'• "-".{■
j Mr. . Flynn yesterday criticised Mr.
j Stephens for "holding him up" when an
i effort was made to secure consideration of!
; a bill for the relief of settlers in Okla
homa. He charged that, when another
land bill was in conference Stephens se
cured insertion of a provision for the set
tlement of mineral lands that would never
have been accepted had the members of j
j the house known of , it. Mr. Flynn said
i Stephens telegraphed the blacksmith on ■
'an agency near by advising him to re- |
sign and locate a claim, in which the'
j gentleman from Texas had an interest. . j
j Mr. Stephens rose, whereupon Flynn I
turned to him. fiercely, asking, "do you !■
i deny it?" .
I Stephens replied with great delibera- i
j tion. "you or any other man who says j
that tells a (halting as if for a word) i
wilful falsehood."
"All right," responded Flynn, "my only
authority is the agent to whom the black
| smith resigned. But, of course, I will ac
| cept your statement against his.'.'
Mr. Stephens said to-day that Mr. Flynn
i had introduced a bill in January 1900
! which contained the identical , language
which he now charges was surreptitiously
inserted in the bill.
.Mr. Flynn replied promptly and after a
colloquy he declared:
"I insist that the investigation devel
oped the fact that the gentleman from
Texas was the only member of either
house who knew the mining clause was in
the bill." : ~
"Known He's Lying." :
"That statement," cried Mr. Stephens,
raising (his arm threateningly, "is utterly
unbounded and I believe it is knowingly
and maliciously made."
"That is strong language." retorted Mr.
Flynn. "I received my information upon
a visit to the i reservation."
Mr. Stephens called upon Mr. Curtis of
Kansas of the committee on Indian affairs,
i and Mr. Little of Arkansas, who, he said'
! knew the section was in the bill, to bear
testimony. Neither arose. After a pause
the speaker observed dryly: "The gen
j tlemen do not seem to be rising."
This produced a burst of laughter, in the
midst of which Mr. Little rose and said
he supposed the house knew all about the
section; he did and was in favor of it."'"."
Speaker Stops It.
The incident was cut short by the rul
in gof the speaker that the matter was
getting beyond the limits of the question
of personal privilege.
Mr. Hull of lowa called up the con
ference report on the army reorganiza
tion bill and moved that the bill be sent
back to conference. The parliamentary
tangle resulting from the errors discov
ered in the original conference report was
made the occasion of some sarcastic com
ment by Mr. Riohardson, the minority
leader, but after a brief wrangle, the
motion to. send the bill back to confer
ence was agreed to.
The house went into committee of the
whole and took up the agricultural appro
priation bill. Mr. Wadsworth, chairman
of the agricultural committee, explained
the salient features of the measure, which
carries $4,377,220, an increase of $353,750
over the amount of the current law.
"WAS A LADY"
Verdict of tlie Coroner's Jury In the
Murray Hall Inquegt.
If«v) TorJe Sun Special Servictt
New York, Jan. 29.—The state of mind
in which the coroners Jury was left after
the inquest into the death of Murray Ham
ilton Hall, who for years masqueraded as
a man and was discovered after death to
have been a woman, was shown in the
verdict: "Murray Hall came to her death
by natural causes. Was a lady."
GLEE CLUB TO MAKE A TOUR.
Special to The Journal.
Xorthfleld, Minn., Jan. 29.—The Glee Club,
which consists largely of members of the
Adelphic Literary Society, will make a tour
of southern Minnesota during the spring va
cation. The club contains some excellent
voices and has every reason to expect a suc
cessful tour.
A COMING- ATTRACTION.
WADE WILL LEAVE
He Is Ordered to Report for Duty i
the Philippines.
GENERAL LUDLOW WILL GO, TOO
General OtU Will Take Temporary
Charge of the Department
of Dakota.
Washington, Jan. 2?.— By direction of
the president, Brigadfti^Gonerals James
F. Wade and William Ludlow will be re
i lieved of their present duties and ordered
to San Francisco in time to sail on the
first transport after March 1 for Manila,
where they will report for duty. General
Wade is now in command of the depart
ment of Dakota with headquarters at St.
Paul. General Ludlow is a member of
the war college board with station at
Washington.
Major-General E. S. Otis, commanding
the department of the lakes, at Chicago,
will assume command temporarily of the
department of Dakota, in addition to his
present duties.
The detail of Generals Wade and Lud
low to duty in the Philippines will enable
the department to relieve two general
officers on duty there and give them as
signments at home. This is in accord
ance with the policy to limit the detail
of officers in the Philippines to two years.
Probably Major-Generals Lloyd Whea
ton and J. C. Bates will be among the
first high officers relieved.
SUBSIDY BILL FIRST
Senator Frye Refuses to Yield to
Any Other Measures.
NOT EVEN APPROPRIATION BILLS
The Senate Can Pnt Aside the Ship
ping Bill Only hy a
Vote.
Washington, Jan. 29. —The ship subsidy
bill came up in the senate this afternoon
after the disposal of the Indian appropria
tion bill and Mr. Turner of Washington
took the floor in opposition to the measure.
Mr. Frye announced that he would refuse
to yield further to any other bills, not
even appropriation bills, unless the senate,
by a vote, placed the appropriation bill
ahead. With the ship subsidy bill out of
the way, Mr. Frye thought there would be
no trouble in disposing of the appropria
tion bills.
INDIAN BILL, PASSED
Gamble's Credentials Presented in
the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 29. —The Indian appro
priation bill has passed the senate.
The credentials of Senator-elect J. S.
Burton of Kansas, of Senator-elect R. J.
Gamble of South Dakota, were presented,
Mr. Burton's by his predecessor, Mr.
Baker, and Mr. Gamble's by Mr. Kyle.
The shiping bill was called up, but it
was laid aside temporarily that considera
tion of the Indian appropriation bill might
be continued.
REV. SAMUEL_ANDREWS DEAD
Presbyterian Pastor of WabaaMO Is
Gronnd Under Car Wheels.
Special to The Journal.
Redwood Falls, Minn., Jan. 29.—Rev.
Samuel Andrews, a Presbyterian minister
of Wabasso. was run over by the cars at
that place. He was late in reaching the
station and while crossing* the side track
was run down by a car which the engine
was switching.
He was deaf in one ear and did not hear
the car. He was terribly mangled, his
right leg being severed above the knee,
the left leg above the foot and the left arm
above the elbow.
He was taken to the doctor's office and
died about five o'clock yesterday afternoon
while an operation was being performed.
He leaves a wife, one daughter and two
sons residing in Faribault, to which place
he was going at the time of the accident.
NEBRASKA'S DAILY BALLOT.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 29.—The vote on United
States senator to-day resulted: Allen (fusion),
57; Hitchcock (fusion), 49; W. H. Thompson
(fusion), 7; D. K. Thompson, 36; Meikel
jobn, 28; Hinshaw, 13; Rosewater, 18; Cur
rie, 20; Haint, 4; Crounz, 7; Martin, 6; Kin
caid, 4; scattering, 12.
CLAPP IS SETTLING
He Has Secured a Seat, a Locker
and a Place to Live.
BUT NO PRIVATE SECRETARY YET
He Had Ko Understanding^ With
Towne Regarding; the
Speech.
From The Journal Bureau, Room 4,3,. Post
Building, Washington. ..■...■ X ,- . —~ •■-.■.
Washington, Jan. 29.—1n order to make
i sure that Charles A. Towne was to be re
garded as Senator from Minnesota until
Senator Clapp's appearance, the senate
just before adjournment yesterday even
ing, .passed a resolution ordering Towne
paid for his services as senator from Jan.
23, the date of Clapp's election, to yester
day.
Senator Clapp sits on the democratic
side of the chamber, alongside of Senator
Depew, and in front of Senator Beveridge.
Two seats from him is Senator Foraker.
These four men are compelled to occupy
! seats on the democratic side because the
republican side is filled.
Senator -Hansbrough of North Dakota
this morning turned over to Senator Clapp
his locker in the republican cloakroom.
Hansbrough has for some time been hang
: ing his hat and overcoat in his committee
room, which is convenient to the chamber.
But for this act of courtesy Clapp. would
have been compelled to take a locker in
the democratic cloakroom.
l Senator Clapp does not know who will
be his private secretary, and it is pos
sible he will make no appointment dur
ing this session, but wait until his re
turn to St. Paul in April; It is rumored
that he would be glad to have Andy Irwln
of St. Paul, who is In the attorney-gen
eral's office "as land clerk, for his secre
| tary. This place will pay $1,500 per year.
Senator Clapp says he had no under
■ standing with Towne as a result of which
the latter was to be permitted to deliver
■ his famous * speech ; yesterday.
j "I came to Washington as soon as I
I could," said the new senator to-day,
"and the date. of my coming had no con
nection . whatever with Mr. Towne's
speech."
Mr. Clapp changed his plans over night
: regarding a place to liv«>, and he has
taken up his abode at the Cairo, where a
number of senators and representatives
whom he knows are living. He took for-,
mal possession of his committee room in
the Capitol Terrace to-day. "
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Representative Fletcher will urge a favor
able report on his bill to provide for an ad
ditional story for the Minneapolis building.
T. B. Walker of Minneapolis is in Washing
ton to confer with the interior department
regarding northern Minnesota timber mat
ters. He goes to New York before returning
home.
Eugene G. Hay and wife will leave Wash
ington to-morrow after staying here six
weeks. Mr. Hay has finished his cases in the
supreme court. They go to New York and
then home, arriving Saturday or Sunday.
Representatives Gamble and Burke to-day
recommended George P. Bennett of Rapid
City for appointment as register of the land
office at that place. They also recommended
the removal of postmaster Wipf at Freeman
Hutchinson county, and the appointment of
Peter Stading to fill the vacancy.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
Neutral, Crow Wing -county, John W. Wun
derlick; Sandstone, Pine county.^Angus Gunn;
Thompson, Carlton county, Henry Ruikka.
lowa—Botna, Shelby county, Xoah T. Palmer:
Gruver, Emmet county, C. Hughinbotham;
Lilly, Pocahontas county, Mary A. Regan.
Montana—Thompson, Missoula county, Chas.
Weber.
Chairman Mercer, of the house committee
on public buildings and grounds, returned to
Washington to-day. He has called a meet
ing for Friday, at which bills to increase the
cost of the buildings already authorized will
be considered. It is proposed to report soon
an omnibus bill, which will certainly pass
both houses. Several cities in the north
west are interested.
Senator Thurston to-day presented a reso
lution for an investigation of Indian schools
and reservations by a subcommittee of the
committee on Indian affairs, but it was de
feated and a resolution was adopted author
izing an investigation by the Indian bureau.
The purpose of ttie investigation is to gain
Information as to the operation of the Indian
school service and the administration of agen
cy affairs generally.
Representative Gamble has been Invited to
12 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK.
A SCIENTIST SUES
HILL FOR MILLIONS
Case Important Because It Reveals New Scien
tific Theory by Which Coal Deposits
Are Discovered.
Duluth Man Who Evolved It After Years of
Study Wants Share of Profits in
Montana.
Special to The Journal.
, Duluth, Minn., Jan. 29.—Papers will be filed at St. Paul to-day in a suit that Is
of the utmost moment, both as to the amount of money claimed, the character of
the defendant and the principle involved.
The suit is brought my H. W. Pearson of Duluth against J. J. Hill and the
Great Northern railroad and the amount claimed is a trifle over $1,500,000, and the
sum involved in the proceedings Is not less than $14,000,000, which is alleged to be
the value of property held by Mr. Hill and his road and taken by them after its
discovery by Pearson, under a contract with Hill by which Pearson was to have a
share in the profits. C. D. and T. D. O'Brien of St. Paul and W. R. Spencer of Duluth.
are attorneys- for the plaintiff.
But it is as elucidating a new geological theory and as overturning to a large
extent previous and present accepted theories that the suit Is of chief importance.
Pearson has for nearly twenty years made a study of geological conditions and has
evolved what may be termed the flood wood theory of the deposition of vegetation
sufficient to make coal beds.
He has tested this theory all over the world on known coal beds with satisfactory
results and has by its use discovered new coal areas. Among these are the Stockett
mines of Montana, which are involved in the present suit, as well as large areas
on the Pacific coast.
The complaint alleges that Pearson discovered the Stockett mines by a study of
elevations and topography and that he located the limits of the fields, which have
since proved to be correct. The Hill interests, he charges, secured thousands of
acres under his direction and are now mining there 1,600 tons daily. It is for a share
in the profits of this operation that the suit is brought.
While Pearson brings the suit in his own name it is understood that associated
with him in his scientific investigations are several leading financiers of Duluth and
a number of leading scientists of this country and England.
Pearson has kept his studies secret for years until now and the facts have, until
to-day, been known to only his associates and a few others.
The case will hinge largely on the responsibility of the agents for the Hill and
the Great Northern interests.
The geological theory under which the discoveries were made will be thoroughly
tested by the case. It has been submittd to the most eminent geologists and mathe
maticians of the world in recent years and in no case has one been able successfully
to controvert the arguments and facts supporting It.
In this feature the suit is epoch-marking.
TOWNE AS THE NEW
STANDARD BEARER
Bryan's Successor and a Candidate for the
Democratic Nomination for President
in the Next Election.
From The Journal Burton, Room 45, Post
Building, Washington.
Washington, Jan. 29.—Right on the heels
of Towne's speech there was talk in the
corridors of the capitol among members
of both houses of congress about the pos
sibility of Towne making himself by his
speech the leader of the democratic party
and placing himself in line to be Bryan's
successor, and the candidate for the presi
dential nomination in 1904.
It is assumed by republicans that the
democrats are Intending to make another
stand against imperialism in 1902, and are
by yesterday's events taking the initiative
to that end. If the democrats on the
anti-imperialism platform can make head
way in 1902 by carrying congress and a
number of states that were republican in
1900, Towne will logically be the leader
and a great contest on this line would
come in 1904 with Towne as the leading
candidate for the presidential nomination.
It is noteworthy that Towne's speech,
which .was followed with intense interest
by democrats in both houses of congress,
was confined to anti-imperialilsm, and did
not touch, even remotely, any of the other
issues of 1900 Wbile Towne stands with
Bryan as heartily indorsing the Chicago
deliver the eulogy on Senator Davis in place
of Representative Burke. The latter was in
vited before it was certain that Gamble could
be here on eulogy day. When Gamble arrived
Burke suggested the change. Senator Davis
was a member of tbe senate when Gamble's
brother, who had been elected a member of
the fifty-second congress, died and Senator
Davis eulogized him in the upper house.
Up to 3 o'clock to-day, the messengers
designated, to bring the electoral votes of
Minnesota and North Dakota have failed to
appear at the capitol. President Pro Tern.
Frye has received copies of these votes by
mail, so that there is no danger of their not
being counted if the messengers should not
show up. Old employes o£ the senate say
there is little danger that the messengers
will not reach Washington, probably before
the end of this week.
The navy department has issued a circular
showing vacancies in the naval academy to be
filled by March 4 and by June 30 of this
year. In Minnesota nominations are due from
Tawney, Fletcher and Eddy's districts on
June 30. There will be a vacancy for a South
Dakota boy June 30; in the second and the
eighth lowe, March 4, and the fourth and
tenth June 30, while the tenth Wisconsin
district has a vacancy and the fourth and
fifth districts will be unrepresented June 30.
Representatives Gamble and Burke- have
recommended Gottlieb Mesenholder for post
master at Parkaton, S. D., a presidential of
fice. They have also recommended the fol
lowing fourth-class postmasters: H. Robbins,
Smlthwick, Fall River county; Mrs. Martha
E. Bigelow. Roswell. Miner county; L. Tillofs,
Gettysburg, Potter county; Val Sarff, St.
Rouston. Grant county; Burton S. Bel!, Ce
dar, Hand county; George W. Montgomery,
Ardmore, Fall River county; Alfred'J. Olson,
Hitland, Klngsbury county: X. W. Arm
strong, Midas, Sanborn county; H. G. Gre-ben,
Worthing, Lincoln county. The postofflce at
Ice Box, Lawrence county, is to be discon
tinued.
BELT^"coUim;S~CLAiM
It Is Opposed by County Auditor
Scott and City Assessor Fort.
County Auditor Scott and City Asses
sor Fort appeared before State Auditor
Dunn this morning to protest against the
claim of Beltrami county to several mil
lion feet of logs already assessed in Hen
nepin county. The logs are the property
of T. B. Walker of Minneapolis, and were
destined for this city when the local as
sessor in Beltrami county attempted to
list them as taxable property in that
county. nO the showing of the men from
Minneapolis, Mr. Dunn ruled that the logs
properly belonged to Hennepln. They are
assessed at $15,000.
and the Kansas City platforms it is figured
that he could easily and without prejudice
drop free silver and everything else,
should the occasion demand, and make
himself available as the leader of a reorgan
ized democracy on an anti-imperialistic
platform. Bryan, for obvious reasons, it
Is suggested, could not do this.
There are prominent men who do not
hesitate to say that Towne's speech was
arranged for deliberately with this end in
view. Towne himself may not be a party
to the alleged deal thus far, but it is
thought possible that Chairman Jones and
others had it in mind when they spurred
Towne on to prepare the speech. The
ease with which Towne arose to the oc
casion has given the rumor considerable
momentum.
If the democratic party is to be reor
ganized and is to have new leadership,
naturally the friends of Bryan would
gladly accept Towne in Bryan's stead,
while on such a compromise ground, it ia
urged, the eastern democracy could not
well refuse to stand. This Is mere rumor,
but it is believed to have some proba
bility.
—W. W. Jermane.
SECOND TIME HIS BRIDE
ROMANCE IX A TEXAS PRISON
Divorced Wife Itt-marrirs Her Has*
band on Trial for Killlntc
Her Brother.
Umw York Sun Spactml Sorvlom
New Albany, Ind., Jan. 29.—A New Al
bany woman, Mrs. % Louis B. Games, has
just ; been ■ married in : the county v , Jail at
Sherman, Texas. ' "..-.-'
Four years ago her husband, W. B.
Games, was convicted at Sherman on a
charge of murdering Charlie Koch, his
wife's brother and he was sent to the peni
tentiary for life. His wife, after attending
the trial and assisting in prosecuting her
husband, returned here and secured a di
vorce.
The case against her husband was re
versed by the criminal court of appeals of
Texas and he was remanded back for an
other trial. The second trial resulted in
the same sentence. His case was again
apepaled and again reversed. Then he be
gan a correspondence with his former wife.
She relented, left here for Texas, met
her erstwhile husband, they became recon
ciled, and were at once married, the two
children witnessing the ceremony.
Games is again on trial.
STATE NOT READY
Case Against "Collins" at Albert Lea
Goes Over.
Special to The Journal.
Albert Lea, Minn., Jan. 29.—Collins, the
alleged forger, was arraigned before Jus
tice Stacy to-day and a continuance takes
at the request of the state, who could not
get Trimble, the Jamestown, N. D., man
here to testify.
Collins was served with another war
rant charging him with signing the name
of C. S. Buck to a telegram ordering the
St. Anthony bank of Minneapolis to wire
the Citizens bank of this city to pay $70
to the order of J. C. Collins. The order
was never received by the local bank and
the money was not paid over.
The defendant will have a hearing on
this latter case Friday at 9a. m. In tb«
meantime he is in the county jail.
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