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THE MINNEAPOLIS J^WUNTAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. TO AVOID AN EXTRA SESSION Senate Republicans Map Out a Program. SUBSIDY BILL THE KEY That Out of the Way, Important Bills Will Be Passed. SPOONER BILL TO BE A RIDER That Will Leave Only the Cuban ttueation an a Reason fur an Extra Setmton. Mew York Sun Spmolml Sarvlom Washington, Jan. 31.—Republican sena tors, who appreciate the necessity of car rying out President McKinley's recom mendations for Philippine legislation at the present session, have had a confer ence, and they have mapped out a plan by which It is hoped that all important pend ing legislation can be passed before March 4. They think that If this is done an extra session of the Fifty-seventh con gress will be unnecessary, unless it is called for the express purpose of consider ing the Cuban question. The success of the new program, which provides for attaching the Spooner Philip pines bill as a rider to one of the appro priation bills, perhaps the army appro priation bill, depends first of all upon the passage of the ship subsidy measure, which is now the unfinished business and will continue to be until disposed of. The program of keeping the subsidy bill constantly before the senate to the ex clusion of all other matters excepting "morning business" has already been started. Various senators, who have agreed to ne on guard continually, ob jected to the discussion or consideration of outside questions, no matter by whom proposed, and unanimous consent will hereafter be required to displace the sub sidy bill, even for a moment. It is the intention of the republican senators to keep the subsidy bill ahead of all other measures, so that if the demo crats and populists decide to filibuster against it ttoey will be responsible for-pre venting action upon the appropriation bills, the war tax reduction measure and other important questions, thus forcing an extra session of congress. The democrats are divided on the policy as to the shipping bill. Some think it should be fought to the bitter end, even if it is necessary to resort to filibustering. Others say the republicans should be per mitted to pass the bill and take responsi bility for it before the country. TAX BUCKET SHOPS They Are to Be Inspected by Inter- nal Revenue Officers. PROVISION IN REVENUE BILL Actual Sales of Grain Are Exempted From the Tax—Rebate on Tobacco. Special to The Journal. Washington, Jan. 31. —The senate finance committee has agreed on the de tails of the section of the war revenue reduction bill providing for the taxation of bucket shops. These concerns are to be placed under the supervision of the internal revenue department, whose agents will visit them periodically for inspection. Proprietors are required *o keep books showing the name of each buyer, the date of the trans action, the amount involved, etc., which are to be open to revenue officers. But the sensational feature is that bucket shops are to be taxed heavily. On each ?100 of sales of merchandise, a tax of |1 Is to be levied, and on each $100 of sales of stocks or bonds a tax of $2. A general brokers' tax is to be levied on bucket shops also. Through the inspections the amount of taxes due will be learned. The finance committee has finally agreed regarding the phraseology of the section to exempt legitimate sales of grain, etc. The wording of the essential part of the section follows: That lales of produce for actual delivery while the said products are in vessel, boat or car in actual course of transportation ehal! be exempt from taxation under this act. Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota, who is the only representative on the finance committee from the great spring wheat belt of the Red river valley and the Dakota*,, is greatly pleased over the action of the committee. He has stood for these things from the first. The sections as finally agreed to meet his views ex actly. Other Change*. A rebate provision relating to tobacco has been added to the bill. Another new section authorizes the secretary of the treasury to appoint a competent person to secure the enforcement of the tax Im posed upon legacies. The law relating to the tax on bills of exchange is amended so as to provide that bills of exchange or letters of credit shall pay 2 cents tor every $100 if drawn in sets of two or more. 1 cent for every $100. KILLS HIMSELF Walter Lehmlcke Dies by ; His Own Hand at Hot Spring*. . Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., Jan. 31. —A telegram from Hot Springs, Ark., says that Walter Lehmicke of that city, for many years a resident of Washington county, committed suicide. No particulars are known here. Mr. Lehmlcke was a son of the late Judge Lehmicke, and was register of deeds of Washington county for several years. He was about 46 years of age and single. Some eight years ago he went south to represent extensive financial interests. The remains will probably be brought to StHlwater tor .burial. City Attorney N'ethaway has perfected an appeal to the supreme court of the case brought in Hennepin county by the elty of Stiliwater to compel the inter urban car people to extend their line to South Stiliwater according to the terms of their franchise. DETROIT STREET CAR SYNDICATE. New York, Jan. 31.—Henry A. Everett of Cleveland Is at the head ot a syndicate which has purchased tht street railway system of Detroit, of which R. T. Wilson of this city was th« principal owner. The formal trans fer of the property is understood to have been made yesterday. Mr. Everett says the company Is capitalized at 123,500,000 PEACE ENVOY IS KILLED Report That Andries Wessels Was Shot BY GEN. DE WET'S ORDER He Is Not the Wessels Who Visited the Twin Cities. DE WET INVADES CAPE COLONY Boer General la Reported to Be Leading a Fairly Strong Force. Cape Town, Jan. 31. —The commissioner at Kroonstadt reports that Andries Wes sels, one of the peace envoys, was shot at Klipfontein Jan. 28, by an order of General De Wet. The Boer attack on the Boksburg mines resulted in damage amounting to £300,000. Morgan Daal who was another of the two Boer f^eace envoys, and who accompanied Andries Wessels, was shot near Lindley, Jan. 10. Lord Kitchener reported from Pretoria, Jan. 18, that three agents of the Boer peace commission were taken as prisoners to General De Wet's laager, near Lind ley, Jan. 10, and that one, who was a sub ject, was flogged and then shot. The other two. burghers, were flogged by Gen eral De Wet's orders. The identity ->f the Andries Wessels. re "ported to have been shot by General De Wet at Klipfontein, Jan. 28, cannot be definitely established. But Lord Roberts reported that General Methuen had cap tured the commander of De Wet's scouts, two other prisoners and Andeles Wessels, the head of the Afrikander bund. It is possible that Andries Wessels and Andeles Wessels are the same. The Boer peace envoy who visited the Twin Cities last June was Cornelius H. Wessels, and a secretary of the envoys was Piet Louter Wessels. CAX'T REACH DE WET HU Force ( ruom-il the BloeiuConteln- Ladybraud Line. London, Jan. 3!.—General Kitchener, telegraphing from Pretoria under date of to-day, says: De Wet's force crossed the Bloemfontein- Ladybrand Hue, near Israelspoort, during the night of Jan. SO. Hamilton's men at the waterworks were unable to get In touch with them. French, with cavalry and mounted infantry, is sweeping the country east of the Pretoria- Johannesburg railroad, between the Delagoa Bay and Natal railroads, as far as Ermilo. He engaged about 2,000 of the enemy at Wilge valley. The enemy retired with four killed and nine wounded. Our casualties were one killed and seven wounded. Knox reports that he engaged De Wet's force south of Welcome, Jan. 29. There was continuous fighting for some hours. Five Beers were buried. They removed many of. their casualties ia carts. Our casualties were one officer and one man killed and thirteen wounded. IXVADES THE CAPE De Wet Reported to Have a Fairly London, Jan. 31.—"1t is reported unoffi cially," says the Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail, "that General De Wet has entered Cape Colony with a fairly strong force." Citizens us Sentries. Cape Town, Jan. 31.-The town guard will soon be employed In doing sentry duty at the magazines. The military authorities'will probably further avail themselves cf citizens' services in this direction, thus relieving regu lars, who can then be sent to thp front Some of the residents of Murraysburg have been fined £100, with the alternative of six months' imprisonment, for using threatening aud seditious language. Please* the Boers. London. Jan. 31.—Sir Henry D. Wolff form erly British minister at Madrid, writes to the press that it would be difficult to exagger ate the importance of the proclamation of King Edward as "supreme lord of and over the Transvaal." It recorntzpg the entity of the Transvaal, keeping it as a separate con stituent of the empire and placing its laws, customs, traditions and religion under the supreme separate rule and protection of the king. The pro-Boer papers have already com mented upon the title approvingly, because it leaves the way open for a settlement, enabl ing the Boers to enjoy autonomy as a vassal state. GRADED BARBER SHOPS Some Recommendations by the Bar- bers' State Board. The barbers' state board of examiners, in a biennial report to the secretary of state to-day, recommended a change in the law requiring an annual fee of $1 from each barber in return for a license card good for one year; also that rules be laid down for the conduct of shops, all shops complying with these rii^s to be termed shops" will be governed by etill more stringent rules. , Staples a Dairy Inspector. George H. Staples, of West St. Paul, Da kota county, has been apopiuted an inspector under the state dairy and food commissioner. He is a brother of C. F. Staples, of the rail road and warehouse commission. Normal School Board. The state normal school haas, adopted a resolution for a three years' course for teachers of rural schools. The board recom mended legislation permitting the state su perintendent to accape normal school certifi- J cates as credits in state examinations. .The members heartily indorsed the Laybourn bill, creating a Bpecial tax levy for normal schools. COAL BARON_ASSOCIATION Coal Dealer)* of Three States Trying to I nfte. Representative coal dealers from Min nesota, North and South Dakota and lowa were In session at the West Hotel to-day discussing the advisability of organizing a northwestern coal dealers' association. This move was under discussion at the recent meeting of the Northwestern Lum bermen's association. At that time A. Hollister of Manchester, lowa, was elected chairman of an informal meeting held at the close of the lumbermen's con vention. e-H was authorized to appoint a committee to report on ways and means and constitution and by-laws at some fu ture meeting. The present gathering Is the result of a call issued recently to 150 prominent coal dealers. Discussion hinges mainly on the fact that lowa and Nebraska have an as sociation and the proposed northwestern association would cut in on that territory. ANIMALS BURNED. Baltimore, Jan. 31.—Seventy-five or more animals of all descriptions, confined in cages at Frank C. Bostock's "zoo," which was in winter quarters In the old Cyclorama build ing in this city, were roasted or burned to death last night. Mr. Bostwiek estimates his locs on animals at about $400,000. The budd ing could probably be duplicated for fto,ooo or $20,000. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1901. -— _' , - " " - |M '~ ' --,-.' ' -_;_,- , ~m ' ' , !' — ! i , , ' . WITH DE WET ADVANCING INTO CAPE COLONY JOHNNY BULL 18 LIKELY TO GET INTO "DE WET." FOR QUEEN'S BURIAL Official Order for the Procession Is Issued To-day. FROM OSBORNE HOUSE TO COWES Gun Carriage With the Coffin •Will Be Followed by Roynl Family,.' ■',?'■ •■ -Household and Tenants. London, Jan. 31.—The following is the official order of the procession from Os borne to Cowles; At 1:45 p. m. the coffin will be borne from Osborne House by her majesty's Highlanders and will be placed on a gun carriage. The queen's company of the Grenadier Guard.s with the queen's color will be drawn up facing the entrance, will present arms and will then wheel about and open outwards, forming a double rank through which the gun carriage will pass. This escort will march on either side of the coffin, outside of the equerries. The households of her late majesty and of King Edward and of Queen Alexandra and of the other members of the royal family will be formed up in the space outside the entrance and will follow in the procession after the members of the royal family. Massed bands will be formed upon the car riage drive and will move off as soon as the gun carriage reaches the carriage drive. The military officers, royal servants and tenants of the Osborne estate, will be formed up, eight abreast, In the carriage drive. Ths queen's pipers will take their plac* im mediately in front of the gun carriage and will play from the house to the queen's gate. The Proceswion. The procession will then move off in the following order: Mounted grooms; the deputy assistant adju tant general of the southern district; a de tachment of the Hampshire carbineers; the lieutenant governor of the Isle of Wight and staff of the southern district; the staff of the commander-in-chief at Portsmouth; the general commanding the southern district; the naval Commander-in-chief; massed bands and drums of the Royal Marine artillery, and of the Royal Marine light infantry, who will commence playing a funeral march as soon as they pass out of the queen's gate; queen's Highlanders; queens pipers; gun carriage, drawn by eight horses and preceded and followed by her late majesty's equerries and aides-de-camp, escorted by the queen's company of grenadier guards, with ■ the coffin; King Edward, Emperor Wiliam; I the duke of Connaught, the Crown Prince ; of Germany, Prince Henry of Prussia, Prince | Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duke of | Saxe-Qoburg and Gotha, Prince of Con naught, Prince Charles of Denmark, Prince Louis of Battenberg. Queen Alexandra, the Duchess of York, the Duebess of Saxe-Co burg and Gotha, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Louise. Princess Beatrice, the Duchess of Connaught, the Duchess of Albany, Princess Victoria of Wales, Print-ess Charles of Denmark, her late majesty's ladies in waiting, her. late majesty's household, household of the king, household of the queen, household of Em peror William, household of the royal family, military officers, eight abreast; royal serv ants and tenants. Lined With Troop*. Prom the gateway to the pier the roadway will be lined with troops in close order. The troops will remain in position until the min ute guns from the fleet commence to fire. On the gun carriage being drawn up at the pier, the coffin will be removed from the gun carriage to the royal yacht Alberta by seamen from the royal yachts, in full dress, with red striped overalls. The troops will be in review order, with rolled great-coats, haversacks and water bottles. Carriage for the Coffin. The saloon carriage in which it is in tended to convey the coffin to Victoria station has arrived at Portsmouth. The Interior is lined with white silk., with broad purple stripes extending vertically from the roof to the floor which is car peted with grey felt. The bier stands in the center of the carriage, completely en shrouded with purple.- CIGAR FACTORY EXPLOSION Several Reported Killed and >lun> Are Injured. Xew York, Jan. 31.—1n an explosion this afternoon in a cigar factory at Thirty second street and First avenue, several persons are reported killed and many in jured. Joseph Speidler, a private fireman, was pulled from under a mass of brick and debris, cut terribly about the body and burned. He probablyl will dlde. Another fireman received many burns and lacera tions and will die. Four women and eighteen men, treated for bruises and slight burns, were able to go home. BATTLESHIP MINNESOTA j Move to Name One of the I ■ New War Vessels. BEMeOMf&NEW PLAN i - They Will Probably Let the Subsidy Bill Come to a V0te..... PUT THE REPUBLICANS ON RECORD " . . -: ■__- ,',.■."', Friction Between Senator* and Rep resentatives Over , Ami) • Appointments. From 7Ti« Journal Bureau, .Room 48, JPomt Building, Washington. Washington, Jan. 31.—Senator Clapp and Representative Stevens made a for mal request of Secretary Long that one of the new battleships authorized. in the naval appropriation bill of this session be named Minnesota. Both gentlemen stated 'reasons, why Minnesota,; Jis en titled to the honor and strongly urged the secretary to grant their request. Secretary Long told them that many ap- ! plications were on file from officials of! other states, who want similar honors for their states, but ;no action will be taken for some time. He told Senator, Clapp and Representative Stevens to file , a for mal application in writing in his depart ment. He also suggested that state offi cers join with the congressional delega- i tion and present Minnesota's claims in writing. A strong effort will be made to I secure the honor for the state. '•... Representative Stevens also presented Senator Clapp to the president, who wel comed him to Washington. While they were with Mr. McKinley. the question of army appointments was brought up, ; but the ; president said he was not ready i to consider them yet. He will not take up these appointments until after he signs the reorganization bill. • - ; ... It is said again to-day that : President McKinley still has the name of Senator : Spooner ' of Wisconsin, under advisement ! for the position of Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Spooner, it is understood, ; was 5 offered the place some : time ago and declined it, saying he felt j ; he ought to retire to private life and.be gin the acquisition, of a competency. Mr. : McKinley, however, is ' said not to have abandoned hope that Senator Spooner will ultimately yield .-. and come • into the cabinet. A caucus of democratic senators will probably be held soon for the purpose of deciding what shall be done regarding the subsidy Mil. So far the general demo cratic policy has been one of delay, while Senator* Pettigrew has gone further than this by adopting tactics which closely re semble a filibuster. It now turns out there is danger that the democrats and Pettigrew may be made the unwilling tools of numerous republi cans who are secretly opposed to the bill, but who mast vote for it should the voting stage be reached. These republicans have been hiding behind the Petttgrew filibuster and the general policy of the democratic opposition, hoping that the bill would be talked to death before reaching a vote. The democrats have at last found out what is afoot and their caucus will be for the purpose of declaring a definite policy of "smokiag out" the republicans. It is understood that the leading demo crats bold that under all the circumstances the republicans should go on record on the subsidy bill. Pettigrew now feels the same way about it, and he Is preparing to with-1 draw his filibuster to that extent. Should this be the caucus plan the bill will reach a vote within a week or ten days and re publicans who have been hiding behind the democrats must come out Into the open and declare themselves. Information upon which this story is based comes from Pettigrew, who may now be expected, should the caucus so decide, to conform to any plan which will put the republicans on record. It is claimed by the democrats that a roll call on the bill showing the republicans solidly for it would be of more value in the next cam paign than the defeat of the bill by fili buster. There is a possibility of more or less fric tion between senators and representatives from Minnesota over the control of the twenty appointments, which will fall to the state under the new army reorganiza tion bill. If friction comes it will be due to a desire of the senators to ignore the house members and themselves fill the twenty places. Pritti- to the war with Spain it was the policy of each successive administration to give the representatives an equal share with the senators in suggesting appoint ments of this kind, but President Mc- Kinley, in his desire to avoid a contro versy with the senate, which is the con firming power, announced when the Span ish war came on and there were many army appointments*to be made, that the senators would be permitted to control them to the exclusion of house members. There was a vigorous protest, of course, but it was unavailing. The probability, however, that the apointments under the new bill are also to be controlled by the senators from the several states and will no doubt renew the controversy, and in some states may lead to much ill feeling. On the theory that the house members were to have a fair share in the matter, people from Minnesota have been writing letters to their representatives in the house for weeks, presenting the names of applicants for the twenty places. Some idea of the number of these letters may be had when It is stated that Congress man Fletcher had a dozen such applica tions in one day this week. It is not definitely known what stand the. Minnesota senators will take regard ing these appointments, but the house members propose to ask them to declare themselves as early as possible, and to this end there is soon to be a confer ence, at which the matter will be brought up for discussion. Senator Nelson has been very busy all winter with matters of important legisla tion and is believed to have given the ap pointment of army officers from Minne sota under the new bill little or no at tention. Senator Clapp is so new, in Washington that it Is safe to say he has not yet reached any conclusions. The established precedent, however, is all in favor of the two senators filling the twenty places.and should this policy be adopted tby them, it will be useless for the people in the state who are after ap pointments to bother the representatives with letters. This friction between the senators and representatives, as is already known, has shown itself ia the matter of a bill to provide for an additional federal judge for Minnesota. This office, if existing prece dents are followed, will be filled by sena torial nomination, the house representa tion being ignored, but inasmuch as the bill must go through the house before it can become a law, the house members have demanded a show-down, and will insist, as a necessary preliminary to the passage of the bill through the house, a promise from the senators that they shall "sit in" when it comes time to make the appointment. It will not be understood from this article that there has been any disturb ance of the uniformly pleasant relations existing between the Minnesota members in both houses. It is barely possible that should the senators in the end conclude to follow the lead of their colleagues in other states and name the army appoin tees, the house will not feel warranted in maTung any fuss, but that there is under cover some little disposition in the house to resent the senatorial ten dency to "hog" all appointments of this kind there can be no question. Senator McCumber to-day presented amendments to the ship subsidy bill. One provides for the payment of a bounty of 2 cents a ton on cargo actually carried, in stead of % cent a ton. Another provides for the payment of a bounty to vessels of twelve knots' speed, and the third pro vides that if vessels on the Pacific are found to earn more than 30 per cent of the total bounty, they shall then be paid a proportionate share of the total that the Pacific ocean trade bears to the trade of the two oceans. "There will be no extra session of con gress," said Senator Hansbrough to me to-day. He continued: A few days ago au extra session teemed 10 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK. McKENZIE MINE Famous Cape Nome Receivership Contest Is Reported to Have Been Set- teld Out of Court. All the Charges Will Be Dropped and There Will Be No Grounds for an Investigation, San Francisco, Jan. 31.—The Chronicle says a complete settlement has been reached out of court between Alexander MeKenzie and the defendants in the suits over the mines for which McKenzie was appointed receiver by United States Judge A. H. Noyes in the district of Alaska, in which property valued at over $10,000,000 is involved. By this settlement, the Chronicle states, all the rights to the famous Anvil and Dexter Creek mines are vested in the Pio neer Mining company. This property in cludes the Discovery claim, which has produced more than a million dollars worth of dust. Litigation in what are known as the Chippe cases is at an end. This includes suits brought recently in the superior court of San Francisco for sums amount ing to $430,000 by Lindeberg, Lindblom and Bryntson against McKenzie for dam ages which they claim to have sustained by his action while receiver. All the charges made before the attor ney general and the president of the United States will be dropped and with drawn; there will be no grounds tor the proposed congressional investigation. NOT KNOWN IN WASHINGTON The Department of Justice Hum Not Heard of Settlement. Special to The Journal. Washington, Jan. 31.—Senators Hans brough and Carter and the department of Justice knew nothing of the settlement of the Noyes-McKenzie case in San Fran cisco until word was given them through The Journal mureau. Hansbrough and Carter were visibly pleased, but they aaldthey had nothing to say at present. The department of justice may not have any word for several days. REVENGE THROUGH BRYAN Judge Noyea' Private Secretary Makea Sensational Statement. A. K. Wheeler, private secretary to Judge Arthur H. Noyes of Minneapolis who returned Tuesday from Washington almost certain, but a careful study of the sit uation has resulted in the opinion that Presi dent McKinley is clothed with full power in the Philippines and Cuba, and that there is nothing^congress can do to aid him. Further, it is now my opinion that the ship subsidy bill will pass both houses and be come a law before March 4. Amendments al ready made and others to be made will render the bill in the main satisfactory to all inter ests. The democratic senators, 1 feel sure, will not oppose the bill to the extent of fili bustering. They will make speeches against it, but that is all. The bill will be reached for final passage In ample time to permit ac tion by the house. It is true that the Taft commission has ur gently requested the passage of the Spooner bill and the president has sent that request to congress with his indorsement. A careful reading of law already on the statute books, however, has convinced the leading men in Washington that the Spooner bill does not in crease the authority the president already possesses; it is merely confirmatory of it. The Taft commission, under the president's direction, is busy establishing municipal gov ernment in the island, and this work will be permanent, no matter what becomes of the present military rule there. In regard to Cuba it has be endecided that (here is nothing congress can do which will facilitate the work of giving the people consti tutional government. The president has full authority there also. The democratic senators. I learn from other sources, have been quieted through a plan which came to the surface on the republican side yesterday, when one after another, in quick succession, objection was made to unanimous consent when demo cratic senators were trying to bring up their purely local bills for passage. Such a policy of retaliation oa-.the part of the ship subsidy republicans was unexpected and resulted in a call for a democratic caucus to-day. The senate steering committee, after a conference with Representatives Grput and Tawney, has agreed to fix a day when the Grout bill may be brought up for. debate. The friends of the bill believe that if they can only get their case before the senate in debate opposition will be quited and its passage will be assured. —W. \V. Jermane. Washington Small Talk. Representative Spaldtng has recommended the establishment of rural free delivery ser vice at Buxton, Trail county, N. D. Postmasters appointed to-day: Montana— Ridge, Custer county, Cinthia Jane Beltz. Wisconsin—Chili, Clark county, Sylvester D. Fraser; Maple Valley, Oconto bounty, Harry W. Cooley. The house has passed the senate bill ex tending the time for commencing the eorv atruction of a bridge across the Missouri river at Oacoma, S. D., to 1903, and for ita comple tion to 1906. Cass Gilbert makes frequent trips to Wash ington nowadays to consult the supervising architect about the construction of the new custom house at New York. Gilbert's Job as architect and superintendent of this building will keep him busy for a year or two. Villiam E. Lee, former speaker of the house of representatives, reached Washing ton to -day with the electoral vote of Minne sota, which he delivered to President pro tern. Frye. North Dakota and Idaho are the only states whose messengers have not brought their electoral votes. The public building bill introduced by Chairman Mercer yesterday make no pro vision for completing the addition to the Min neapolis federal building. The treasury de partment recommended the appropriation of $25,(m'iO for that purpose. Representative Fletcher will go before the committee to morrow to have the item inserted and he has no doubt that he will succeed. Michigan Has Oldest. Woman New York, Jan, 31.—After searching six months for the oldest persons ia th« world, the committee on vital statistics of the Hundred Year Club of this city has prepared c report which shows that the oldest man is Izai Rodofsty, of Moscow, Rus sia, who is in his 136 th year, and the oldest woman, Mrs. Nancy Hollaaeld, of Battle Creek, Mich., who is 117. Rodofsty's father died at 120 years. Rodofsty's sight is good, but his hearing ia poor. He was never ill. uses liquor, but has never used tobacco. Dr. Wood, of the Battle Creek (Mich.) Sanitarium, reports that Mrs. Holliflel* has lived a temperate, simple life, doios housework for years. FIGHT IS ENDED was greatly pleased upon learning of th« turn of affairs. Mr. Wheeler had re- ■ ceived private information more than a week ago that a satisfactory settlement was in eight. As to the terms he is completely in the dark. He is inclined to i think that there was no real settlement \ and that those pushing proceedings j against the receiver and Judge Noyes simply concluded to drop a fruitless prose-* cution and stand from under. At the same time, Mr. Wheeler could not 1 understand just why the charge of con- 1 tempt against McKenzie—something en- * tirely apart from the petition for Judge 1 Noyes' removal—should have been i dropped, or how it could have been with- 1 drawn, it having been entirely a matter j between the court and the receiver. Said Mr. Wheeler: Those familiar with the case will not b» at all surprised. The settlement is, of course, a i cauie for great congratulation among tha J friends of Judge Noyes. He has stood gamely ] by his guns during this whole trying affair. | confident that he would emerge with uncloud- ' * ed reputation. The vindication appears to 5 have been very complete. All of the charge* 1 were trumped up against him; in fact, no ' specific charge was ever preferred against the j judge. In a general way, mostly through th« ! uewepapers, he was accused of bribery, cor- ] ruption and malfeasance in office, but no on» ' ever had the courage to put those allegations into writing and thus bring on an official in vestigation. The moving parties were con tent to flood the authorities with newspaper clippings, lv hopes that through such agita tion they could bring about Judge Noyes' re moval. They wanted a judge whom they could handle, and he refused to be whipped i into line. They manufactured falsehoods , with which to blacken and besmirch his char acter. They were vindictive and were content temporarily to embarrass him by damaging his reputation throughout the country. It was enough for them to succeed in publishing broadcast the statement that he had proved himself to be elected I believe that C. B. Lane was chiefly instrumental in making trouble for Judge Noyes, because he expected Bryan would be elected. Lane was an ardent supporter of Bryan, having contributed |<©. -000 to his campaign fund. With Bryan-praal dent, he figured it would be an easy thing to secure Noyes' removal on any trumped-up charge of corrupt practice. Judge Noyes is still at Nome. McKenzie, who is in San Francisco, will probably go back to Nome, and report to the court. MAY THE REBELS WIN Pettigrew Expresses the Hope in an Address in the Senate. ATTACK ON THE ADMINISTRATION On Motion of Frye the Army Report Displaces the Ship Sub- ' sidy Measure. , Washington. Jan. 31.—The senate to-dar resumed consideration of the conference re port on the army reorganization bill and "Mr. Pettigrew asserted that the full rec ords would show that the battle of Feb 4 was ordered from Washington and h« charged tha.t only such facts were given to the public as suited the purpose of the party in power. Although the instruc tions to the Paris commission had been sent to the senate in secret, the president had quoted copiously from them in his Hit ter of acceptance, omitting such portions as did not suit his purpose. "And yet," he I said, "the senate refuses to make the docu -1 ment public." General Mac Arthur's report had been suppressed for partizan purposes and the reports of the Taft commissioa were colored on orders from Washington t* j fit the emergency. The Filipinos are not enemies of the United States and he hoped they would be successful in their contest for liberty. "I hope the day will never come," h* said, "when I shall cease to sympathize with a people struggling for liberty, no matter where they are." Mr. Pettigrew took special exception to the. provision in the bill authorizing the enlistment of Filipinos. Mr. Pettigrew had read a letter from Tomas Mascardo. a military governor of one of the Philippine provinces, in which it was charged that severer torments had been inflicted upon the Filipinos by the American troops than the Spaniards had ever been guilty of. "Robbery, pillage, violation and murder," the letter said, "are the first proofs of protection we receive when the American soldiers enter a Fili pino community." The writer character ized General Otis as the "blind instrument of the ambitious McKinley." Mr. Pettigrew said he would not cite this letter if the charges in it were not con firmed by letters from American soldiers. He believed these barbarities were prac ticed by the Macabebes, of whom it is noir intended to enlist 10,000. At 2 o'clock Mr. Frye moved that the senate continue consideration of the army bill conference report. He thought the army bill was the most important matter before congress. This displaced the ship ping bill. INDIAN UPRISING OVER. Henrietta, I. T., Jan. 31.—Peace among the warring Creeks has apparently been reached, and ail that remains to be done is to give Chit to Harjo, the chief Snake, who has caused all the trouble, a preliminary hearing and send him to Muskogee for trial for treason. In the meantime a few more of the minor leaders will be arrested, and the troop of cavalry, under Lieutenant Dixon ■wiH probably remain here a few days longer, until the Ust vestige of the uprising has passed.