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PRICE TWO CENTS. SYNDICATE ALL CANADA Uneasiness Over American Acquisitions. MADE A MERE ANNEX The Hill-Rockefeller Control of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal. HIORGAN-ROCKEFELLER IN EAST Canadian Parliament In < onsideriiiK These Very Important Mcannrei.' New York, March 7—A special from Ottawa, Ont., to the Journal of Commerce says that the parliament of Canada will be engaged until the end of the session in the consideration of three of the largest measures ever presented for its consider ation since the inception of the Canadian Pacific railway scheme. Ja»ies J. Hill, F. H. Clergue and other promoters engaged in securing charters, will superintend op erations here. These measures are the Crow's Nest Pass coal and railway project, the Canadian Lloyds bill and the scheme intended to complete a new transconti nental route practically under government control, and partially under government ownership. A hard problem which must be faced is the acquisition by American capitalists of the control of Canada's greatest indus tries. It is computed that the passing of the Sydney (Cape Breton) steel and coal inter ests into the hands of the American steel syndicate means in effect that the Cana dian treasury will be called upon to pay direct tribute to the syndicate to the ex tent of $15,000,000 a year under the bounty law. The bounty expires in 1908. and if the trust can put out 10,000,000 tons of manufactured product in that period it will cost the Canadian taxpayers $10,000,000 in cash. The situations is thus summed up: With the Morgau-Rockefeller trust controlling the iron and coal of the Atlantic seaboard, ■with Hill and Rockefeller controlling the coal of the Crow's Xest Pass, with the same combination directing the Midland, the Soo and the Xanaimo (B. C.) enter prises, the annexation of Canada's imlus tries will be practically complete and Canada henceforth a mere annex of the American syndicate. HANNA TAKES A HAND TO BREAK \RBRASKA DEADLOCK Mutt' Chairman I.iiiditay In Kxpeetrd to Force the Bolters Into the < uuciik. Hew York Sun Soocfat Service. Lincoln, Xeb., March 7.—The republican legislative caucus has suspended opera tions pending a conference in New York city betveen Chairman Hanna and Vice rhairman Payne. Mr. Payne is on his way to Europe. He has just been in confer ence at his home in Milwaukee with Chairman Lindsay of the Nebraska repub lican committee. It is now predicted that after Hanna and Payne have further communicated with State Chairman Lindsay, the latter will call the caucus himself and force the bolt ers in under penalty of political and party ostracism. The following vote was taken to-day Allen, 47*. Hitchcock, 47; D. E. Thomp son. 36; Crounze, 9; Currie. 1C; Meikle john, 29; Hinshaw, 22; Rosewater, 14; scattering, 14. PRAYED FOR THE BILL Chaplain of Wigponxin'i Assembly Snrprisett the Members. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis.. March 7.—ln his prayer in the assembly this morning, the officiat ing chaplain. Rev. H. T. Colestock, Baptist, pleaded for the passage of the anti-cigar ette bill by the senate and returned thanks that the assembly had seen fit to pass the bill. Among the bills reported for indefinite postponement by the assembly judiciary committee was the one forbidding mar riage of divorced persons within a year. The senate adopted the constitutional amendment providing for the election of the state superintendent of public instruc tion In the spring, at the same time as supreme court justices, and making the term four years. The Brunson bill, forbidding the solicit ing of orders for oleomargarin by outside concerns, was ordered to third reading in the assembly after a lively debate. Mr. Dahl's constitutional amendment al lowing sheriffs to hold office for more than one term was killed in the assembly after a lone debate. A bill understood to emanate from the governor's office was submitted to the as sembly judiciary committee giving the ex ecutive power before signing any bill to in vestigate the amount of money spent to procure its passage. This is liftly to stir up trouble. GROVER WILL FIGHT "Wife Xot to Have Her Decree With out a Contest. Kenosha, Wis., March 7.—The sensa tional divorce case of Eva Beachel Grover against Lucius H. Grover. in which Mrs. May Butterson of Chicago is named as co-respondent, is to have a hearing in the circuit court at the coming March term. It was understood by the attorneys in the case that the divorce was To be granted by default, but Grover has decided to fight the case. In ills answer Grover admit^the time and nature of his marriage to Mrs. Grover and tha-t he is the father of her children. Beyond this he enters a denial to every other allegation in the complaint. SAVED~BY A CORSETS-AY Mm. Harrington Survives a Murder ous Attack by Her Hnitbaiid. Special to The Journal. Clinton, lowa, March 7. —Thomas Har rington of Davenport, last night called upon his wife at Big Rock, where she was staying with a sister, and demanded that she return home. She was about to com ply, but he began firing a revolver at her. Two shots missed, but the third struck her in the side. A corset stay glanced the ball. He then tried t6 flre on persons inter fering, but his gun missed fire and he is now in jail. He is a relative of Farmer Burns, the wrestler. OPPOSE~COLONEL SANGER Platt and Depew May Prevent His Appointment. Washington, March 7.—Senators Platt and Depew of New York are opposing The nomination of Colonel Sanger for assist ant secretary of war. Senator Platt says Colonel Sanger is net a Consistent repub lican. He thinks Sanger will not be ap pointed. PUT OUT THE SECRETARY Hawaiian Legislature Opens With a Row. HOUSE Olf ITS DIGNITY Won't Let the iv,- l «Sb c /" <*rretary Record the Proceeu- -' > MEMBERS CHARGE INTIMIDATION Hin\niiHu-< litin--i.- Im i:i«'«-l«'«l Speak er of the Hoime—White Man In the Senate. Honolulu, March 1, via San Francisco, March 7. —The first territorial legislature of Hawaii began its sessions in Honolulu, Feb. 20, and has been in session since. .1. A. Akins (independent) a Hawaiian- Chinese member from Kauai, was elected speaker of the house and Dr. Nicholas Russell of Hawaii, a white man, presi dent of the senate. On the third day. Secretary of the Ter ritory Cooper was ordered out of the house and escorted out by the sergeant at-arms. Acting under the section of the terri torial act which provides that he shall "record and preserve the laws and pro ceedings of the legislature," Secretary Cooper took a place on the floor with a stenographer, to secure a record of the proceedings. Representative Beckley (independent) offered a resolution requesting him to leave. The resolution set forth that his presence was a violation of the rule that the three departments of government, ex ecutive, judicial and legislative, must be kept separate, and it was urged that Gov ernor Dole had put Cooper where he was to intimidate members by letting then: see that the executive officer was taking a stenographic report. Cooper was declared by republicans to be present as a representative of Presi dent MoKinley, as he had been ordered to transmit a report to Washington, but even this plea did not deter the inde pendents. After a long debate, they passed the Beckley resolution by a vote of 20 to 9, the nine being all the repub licans in the house. It is understood Cooper has asked Washington for a ruling as to the mean ing of the instructions giveu him to send a record. BIG HOME DEMAND Enormous Consumption a Surprise to the Most Sanguine. IRON AND STEEL TRADE REVIEW Employment Vp to the Middle of the \ear Well Asanred— Steel. • Market. New York, March 7. — Discussing the conditions of the iron and steel trade the Iron Age says: Evidence of the enormous consumption (.f this country is appearing from day to day and is a surprise to the most sanguine For the time being it certainly disposes of the doubts as to the possible effect of a sham decline in our iron and steel export business -Nothing has been heard as yet in regard to this season's ore prices, but apparently the trade has gone ahead with little reference to what decision may be finally reached While the heavy buying of pig iron for steel-making purposes seems to have ex hausted itself, the large consumers being covered, there has been heavy trading in foundry pig iron. The leading firms of pig iion merchants report that their sales have averaged close to lu,i>oo tons per day lately. Not only the principal melters or iron like the cast-iron shops and the malleable-iron founders have been contracting for delivery beyond the middle of the year, but the great mass of small founders, too, have been pla cing orders. This applies more particularly to all the leading interior markets, tidewater points having been relatively quiet. Prices have advanced from 75 cents to $1 per ton above the lowest point quietly made early in February, and the market closes firm. The large steel concerns seem to have turned to melting stock for a further supply of raw material, and a great deal of activity is re ported in scrap antt in steel rails. The steel market is still very bare and premiums are quite generally paid for prompt delivery over pool prices. It is possible that the billet association may this week decide that the lagging of official prices catch up with the market. Th« tendency of prices in rolled steel is distinctly upward, and if continued, may force the Inited States Steel corporation, when it takes hold, to face a series of relatively high prices. There is talk of lifting steel plates another ?2 per ton, and pipe has already gone up 2^s per cent. The domestic consumption of finished ma terial continues extraordinarily. As an ex ample, the fact may be quoted that during February, a short month, the American Steel and Wire company received specifications ag gregating 160,800 tons, the heaviest month in its history. Like information comes from The plate mills, the structural shops, the sheet mills and the bar milla. Our reports from the various distributing markets indicate that work is still coming up In a steady flow, so that employment up to the middle of the year Is well assured. The spring trade this year is certainly ex ceptionally active in a^l heavy lines. We shall not, therefore, for some time, feel the decline in the export trade in iron and steel. It is a different matter in the metals. Pres ent' prices for copper would be out of the question were it not for the enormous home demand. The outlook for consumption in Europe is undoubtedly a very severe blow in all branches of the metal trade. This is shown, too, by the way in which lead anJ spelter are acting in Europe. It is of in terest to note that the leading pig-lead pro ducers here are negotiating with independ ent producers to restrict production, since stocks are getting heavy. BRITISH CONTROL AGAIN Officers Will Assist 1» Expedition Against the Mart *Mnllali. London, March 7.—Two British officer* Major A. H. Tracy and Captain R. P. Cob bold will start to-morrow for Adis Abeba, capital of Abyssinia, to act as advisers to the Abyssinian commander-in-chief Ras Makonnen in his expedition against the Mad Mullah, who has been causing a dis turbance in northern Somaliland. King Menelik's cons.ent to the presence of British officers with his army is re garded here as signalizing the restoration in Abyssinia of British prestige, so long overshadowed by Franco-Russian activi ties,' THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1901. TO KEEP IT TABLED The Program of the Opposition to Young's Resolution. A CLUB HELD OVER THE SENATE Such Action May Cause a Split Between the Two Houn. Senator Young's early adjournment resolutiou was not reached by the house to-day, and may not be to-morrow, as the reapportionment bill is a special order for 10:30 a. m. to-morrow. But there nill be music when the resolution is read. Its Mends and foes lobbied industriously this morning. Opponents of early adjournment have been reinforced by a large con tingent of members who'favor holding the resolution up in the house until the sen ate takes action on several important bills. If the senators show any disposi tion to dally and juggle with the oil in spection bill, the primary election bill, or the board of control bill, they say they will hold the resolution on the table, and use it as a club over the senate. If this course is pursued, the entertain ing spectacle of an open breach between the two branches of the legislature may ensue. The purpose of the opponents of early adjournment is generally known, and senators say that any attempt at coercion on the part of the house will be resented, and will result in bills being blocked to a greater extent than if the senate were left alone. The senate has passed the early adjournment resolution, they say, and has no further responsibili ty in the matter. If the house does not pass it, the house alone will be responsi ble. The program of the friends of early ad journment is to force a vote aa soon as it is read, and rush it through. From pres ent indications, however, it will be held up on the table for a few days at least. NO STRIKE ON THE LAKES TERMS WITH MARINE ENGINEERS It In Said That Several Companies Have Withdrawn From the Association. Chicago, March 7. —According to Presi dent Peck of the local branch of the Marine Engineers' association, the strike of lake engineers is practically ended. Several companies have withdrawn from the association and made terms with the engineers, it is said, and more are ex pected to take similar action. DELILAH'S TREACHERY Notorious German Bandit In Cap tared at l.iiKt. JVeu- York San Sperial Service. Berlin, March 6. —Kneisel, the notorious robber, upon whom an Anglophobe news paper lately suggested the emperor should confer the decoration of the Black Eagle, because his majesty had bestowed that decoration upon Earl Roberts, has been the victim of a Delilah's treachery, and has been carotured. He is charged with several murders. He eluded the gendarmes and troops for six months, and shot two of them. All the peasants resisted the bait of 1,000 marks offered for his capture, and they aided him with food and shelter, even after several of them discovered helping the outlaw were severely punished. Kneisel last Sunday appeared at a lonely farmhouse near Geisenhofen. The vil lagers arranged an evening dance and drinking bout in his honor, when he aroused the jealous anger of a young vil lage girl, who for revenge went to the nearest police station and betrayed him. Police from Munich and Augeburg sur rounded the farm. The farmer and his wife were arrested. Kneisel, who re mained alone ineide the house, refused to surrender. The police fusiladed the house for an hour, after which they stormed it. The bandit fired a revolver at the police men but failed to hit any of them. The police returned the fire, wounding Kneisel in the stomach and arm and smashing one of his wrists. EXTEND THE STRIKE Coal Operators of All Illinois May Be Involved. *•«' TorH Sun Special Servie* Springfield, 111.- March 7.—The United Mine Workers served notice on the coal operators of Illinois that unless the operators grant the demands of the Wil liamson county miners for an increase of 3 cents per ton in the mining scale, the miners of the entire state will b« called out on strike CARRIENATIONISM IN THE SENATE. A CHANCE FOR DARE Elk River Editor May Become R. R. Commission's Secretary. MILLS WILLING TO COMPROMISE Clausen Drop* Out and Is \"ow After a Place on the Doard of Appeals. A. N. Dare of Elk River, former speaker of the house, is in the race for secretary of the railroad and . warehouse commis sion. Judge Mills, who has been support ing A. C. Clausen, has signified his will ingness to drop ■ Clausen if the : other two members will drop W. E. Verity and com promise by selecting Dare. The ex-speaker has not been an active candidate, but since the deadlock in the commission. Dare's name has been urged. The Elk River editor is a man of consider able influence, and independent in his ut terances, even to the extent of editorially endorsing S. A. Langum's recent "roast" on the state administration: It is urged that his selection would add strength to the administration. Clausen's backers have given up the fight for the secretaryship, and are urging the governor to recognize him by an ap pointment on the grain board of appeals. The governor is reported to be dissatisfied with the dilatory work of the commission, although the present commissioners were elected by the people, and are independ ent of the governor's office, they are iden tified with the administration in public opinion, and the governor believes he is being held responsible to a certain extent for their delay. COLORADO MEN ARRESTED Prominent People Accused of False Prosecution. lieur York Sun Special Service. Louisville, Ky.. March 7.— W. Greer I Campbell of Denver, president of the Con ; solidated Copper Mining company; Ed gar Gordon Bennett, a Denver attorney, and W. L. Beatty, a Cripple Creek mine owner and operator, were arrested at the Gait house on a warrant sworn out by P. Gait Miller, president of the Bridgeford & , Co. Stove Manufacturers, on a charge of conspiring to institute a. false prosecu tion against Robert Kilgore on an accusa tion of defrauding the I)»orth Cumberland Manufacturing company out of bonds. They immediately gave a cash bond for their appearance. The case is the result of the purchase of eastern Kentucky land for mining pur poses, out of which grew the North Cum berland Manufacturing company. It is said that some time ago, Mr. Campbell placed with Judge Thomas P. Hargis, ex chief justice of the Kentucky court of ap peals, who with P. Gait Miller, George W. Miller and Robert Kilgore, was interested in the company, $5,000 for bonds of the manufacturing company. About four weeks ago the gentlemen from Denver came to Louisville to complete the ar rangements and to get possession of their property. When they demanded the bonds Judge Hargis refused to deliver them. They then demanded their money, and Hargis turned over $3,500 and asked for more time on the remaining $1,500. DECISION FOR TIERNEY (uurl Finds He Had 45 Majority for Sheriff of Anoka. Special to The Journal. Anoka, Minn., March 7.—Judges Giddings and Pond, before whom was tried the Ano ka county shrievalty case, have united in a decision awarding the office to Patrick Tierney, who qualified the first of the year. On the official count Tierney had two majority over ex-Sheriff George Mer rill, and the recount conducted by the court gives him forty-five majority. ALGER'S MODEL TOWN Hid Syndicate Will Build a Second Pullman in Florida, JVow York Sum Special Service Jacksonville, Fla., March 7.—General Russell A. Alger, as head of the Alger- Sullivan syndicate, will build .. a model town near Pensacola, after the order; of Pullman, 111. Three miles west of Flo manton, near the Georgia-Florida line, an immense sawmill, the largest in the south, is to be erected by this syndicate. REPORTED COFFEE CORNER. Mew York, March 7.—Coffee traders are looking with remarkable interest at the move ment inaugurated by the | Lewisohns of this city to control the surplus of the coffee crop. The Coffee Trade j says | they are attempting a corner. . The Lewieobns | say they, are sim ply investing, and may hold the coffee two «r three year* MAY GO HOME SOON Senate Session Will Undoubtedly Close This Week. NO ACTION ON THE TREATIES Senator Prye I* He-elected Presi dent Pro Tern-Morgan End* . His Speech. Washington, March 7. — number of senators, who have talked with the presi dent, express the opinion that the special ' session can be closed Saturday, and some think that adjournment may be reached to-morrow. ■■"-■r-~ '■'-'■ —' ■• .. ._■ ....^^^•■^n^^i^i. Senator William P. Frye of Maine was to be elected to-day president pro .tem pore. The reciprocity treaties were not dis cussed in executive session, and it - now appears that they will not be called up this session. The committee on foreign relations has not acted upon them. The galleries were crowded again, but I Vice - President Roosevelt's warning had ; effect; there was not a ripple when he entered the chamber. fIKSWI Mr. Morgan finished his speech in sup port of his resolution declaring the ab orgation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. "TEDDY" TO OPEN THE FAIR lew Vice President Says He'll Visit the TtviiiK in the Fall. Washington. March 7. —"I'm going out to Minnesota to open your state fair this fall." was the announcement Vice Presi dent Roosevelt made yesterday to a party of rough riders. "Well, we'll be your escort," chimed in the visitors. "Of course you will, my boys, of course you will. I wouldn't accept any other club," the vice president replied. APPROPRIATIONS j Review- of the Fifty-sixth Congress From Both Side*. Washington, March 7.—Representative Cannon, chairman of the house committee on appropriations, and Representative Livingston, the.senior democratic member of the committee; have prepared state ments of the appropriations of the fifty sixth congress. Both place the to tal appropriations for the congress at $1,440,022,545, placing ■ those for the first session at $710,150,862, and for the second at $729,911,683. Mr. Cannon publishes a table showing the expenditures of the previous congress were $1,568,212,637, and Mr. Livingston makes a comparison with the fourth congress which appro priated $1,044,580,273. , In his statement Mr. Cannon says: The increase over the apprgpriations made at the first session of this congress is less than $20,000,000 and this sum is more than accounted for by the increase of $10,124,450 made on account of the postal service and by $13,513,057 in the bill that provides for the maintenance of our naval establishment and for the construction, armor, and armament, of new ships of the navy. Mr. Livingston charges the large appro priations to the military establishment. Wanliiiiiftoii Small Talk. Indian Agent Brennan left for Pine Ridge last night. Senator Clapp expects to start for home to-morrow or Saturday night. J. M. Johnson was to-day appointed post master at Norwich, Page county, lowa. Siver Hageson and daughter of Madelia were presented to the president to-day by Representative McCleary. When the battleship Oregon is withdrawn from the Asiatic station Secretary Long will probably assign the battleship Wisconsin to take her place. A bulletin issued by the census bureau of cotton ginning shows that the crop of 1899 was 9,645,974 commercial bales (balea as mar keted), which is equivalent to 9,345,391 bales of an average weight of 500 pounds. Senator Kyle called on the supervising architect to-day and urged that work be be gun on plans for the public building at Aberdeen. Changes will be made to con form to the increase In cost, and the work will be commenced about July 1. The state department has beert officially ad vised that the asphalt controversy has at last been brought before the Venezuelan courts. It is the intention of the state de partment to let the controversy be tried out before the Venezuelan tribunal. National Committeeman Thomas H. Shev lin took lunch to-day at the capltol, with Senator Clapp. He left at 3 o'clock for New York, where he will spend ten days. Thence he will go to Albany to see hts mother. He will reach Minneapolis about April 1. Senator Gamble to-day escorted a delegation ■■ of-Yankton Indians to the Indian office.. The delegation is here without departmental per mission and * could not get transportation home. On Senator Gamble's recommendation they will now get it. ' Senator ■ Gamble; has requested that an In dian . inspector be detailed to negotiate a 1 treaty with the Rosebud Indians tor the «es- 10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. BRITISH LOOK FOR EARLY SURRENDER But There Is a Feeling That Even if Botha Capitulates the Other Forces Will Keep on Fighting. Meanwhile the British Are Hard Pressed in a Battle at Lichtenburg, and Boer Bands Arc Still Active. London, March 7.—-Replying to a ques tion in the house of commons, to-day, Mr. Balfour said there had been communica tions between General Kitchener and Gen eral Botha, but the government was not in a position to make a statement. SURRENDER SOON Question Is Whether Botha Can Con trol His Follower). London, March —The conviction is j growing in London that negotiations are afoot.for the surrender of General Botha. The sudden trip to Sir. Alfred Milner, the Cape governor general, to Pretoria, is now said to be directly concerned with an ap proaching capitulation of the Boer forces, not only in the Transvaal, but throughout South Africa. Negotiations are said to have been de layed by General Botha's desire to con sult with acting President Schalkburger at Pietersburg and to make terms applying to the whole Boer forces. But militating against this is Lord Kitchener's doubt to General Botha's ability to control General DeWet and other leaders, as well as the internal opposition General Botha is en countering. Will They Follow Botha i One of the best informed South African authorities, said: We have little doubt that General Botha will surender. The question now is as to what forces he can bring with him. We have private information tending to show that Lord Kitchener and Sir Alfred Milner have declined to accept his surrender on the basis that he is merely an Individual commander, rather than commauder-in-chief of the ene my's forces. General De Wet and General Delarey, as well as the other leaders, will probably have to be dealt with individually on similar terms. If the negotiations with General Botha reach a successful termination, it will be—to use an expressive Americanism —"just one of the bunch." Boers Will Fight On. The'war ofrrWiseems genuinely ■without definite information regarding the exact status. The great financial ..firms, whose interests in South Africa are almost equal to those of the government, believe from their private advices that the present situ ation is likely to result in the surrender of Botha and the forces under his imme diate command, while the other Boer units will remain in the field. BOERS STILL BISY Bands Are Roaming ThrougU Cape Colony. Hew York Sun Special Service Cape Town, March 7.—Sir W. Hely- Hutchinson, the new governor of the Cape Colony, arrived here on the steamer In yati. He was welcomed at the docks by the prime minister, the mayor and the leading officials. He drove to government house, where he was sworn in. His ar rival excited little public attention. The display of bunting was remarkably small. Tie prime minister reports that since crossing the Orange river General De Wet has moved north of PhilHpolis. Malan's scouts moved through Richmond and came in contact with a patrol of sev enty-four of Kitchener's scouts at Klips Kraal on Feb. 26. After a sharp engage ment, in which three of the patrol were killed and many -wounded, the British were forced to surrender to the 200 Boers sur rounding them. Malan was last reported at Modderfontein, south of Biesjes Poort, where he fired upon a train. The Australi ans on the train kept the Boers off. The ■ion of lands in Gregory county. He pre sented the same request to the secretary of the interior. It is probable that Inspector McLaughlln will be detailed. The total population of Alaska in 1900 as shown by the returns of the twelfth census ia 63,592, as against 32,052 for 1890. This is an increase in ten years of 31,540, or 98.4 pet cent. There are two cities in the territory which have a population of over 2,000, namely Nome City, 12,486, and Skaguay City, 3,117. Senator Gamble has urged the secretary of the interior to use his good offices in having the nomination of George B. Bennett of Rapid City for register of t"ne land office at that place again submitted to the senate. The nomination was made .more than a month ago, but was not reached in executive ses sion. Senator Gamble has been allotted Petti grew's old committee-room in the main capi tol building. Senator Dubois, the Idaho fu slontst, had made a request for the same room, but preference was given the re publican. Senator Gamble's desk was re splendent with flowers to-day, sent by South Dakota friends. RIPPER BILL SIGNED Now Trouble May Continence in IVniiNj'h aiila Citlea. Harrisburg, March 7. —Governor Stone to-day signed the Pittsburg "ripper" bill and appointed James Moir, the present mayor of Scranton, recorder for that city. The bill provides a new charter for Pittsburg, Allegheny City and Scranton, abolishing the office of mayor and gives the governor power to appoint a recorder. The city officers have threatened to fight the law, blocking all municipal business. STUDENTS^SUSPENDED Faculty of Lawrence University Ob jects to Sunday Dancing. Appleton, Wis., March 7.—Six students were suspended from Lawrence university to-day for dancing. Five were suspended for a week, and one, a young woman, for the remainder of the term. The suspension was the result of dis obedience of orders to close a dancing en tertainment at midnight on Saturday last. ' Many of the students continued to dance until 5 a. m. OMAHA BREWER DIES. Omaha, March 7.—Frederick' Metz, Sr., the brewer, died to-day, aged 74 years. He was one of the wealthiest oiea la the • state, . . burghers are followed by a detachment of Kitchener's scouts. Colonel Gorringe has inflicted severe los» upon Commandant Kritzinger, breaking his force into three parts. The operations are apparently resulting in Kritzinger be ing driven eastward across the railway. His exact whereabouts is not reported, but 500 Boers who occupied Pearson, probably belong to Kritzenger's commando, aro moving In the direction of Somerset East. The British are pursuing them. General Parsons has surprised and dis persed both Schepers and Fauche's com mandoes near Vleikuil. A portion of the Boers are making for Oorlogos Poort,while another body is breaking back into Zoe tendals Valley in the northwest. Apparently a small body of Boers is near Yocamos, roaming about the country. For ty-seven of them raided Pella March 3. They took four prisoners and then left in the direction of Xamies. The number of Boer prisoners is 16,398. Four hundred and twenty-seven have been, released on parole. The Boers who captured Peterston, on the great Riet river, Sunday morning, numbered 700 and had two guns. They are still in possession of the town. The gar rison consisted of twenty-five colonials and fifty town guards. WOMEN ARE FARMIXG They Work While the Men Fifcht— Boers Weary of War. Aeu> York Sun. Special Service, Cape Town, March 7.—A wagon filled with women's wearing apparel has been captured by Colonel Dartnell's column, which is operating with General French. It was found that Boer women were car rying on farming operations and furnish ing the commandos with supplies. These women were sent to the nearest garri sons. Boers that have surrendered reiterate that the only hope of the Burghers is the intervention of some power' that was promised by ex-President Kruger. If this intervention is not soon forthcoming all the Boers, it is said, will surrender. The rate at which Boers are surrendering proves that they are wearying of the war. During General French's operations some days ago, 400 were killed or captured and 350 surrendered. TERMS OF SCRHEXDER Boers Demand Amnesty,, Assistance and Pardon for Rebels. now York Sun Special Scrvlc* Pretoria, March s.—lt is said here in Boer circles that the leaders of the Burghers in the field will sur render with a majority of their followers if assured of amnesty and assistance in starting life afresh, and if a free pardon is granted to the rebels. BRITISH HARD PRESSED Fight All Day at Lichtenbnrg—Re inforcements Are Sent. London, March 7. —The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener: Pretoria, March 6.—Lichtenburg, being at tacked by Delarey's forces, fighting contin ued all day long. The garrison consists of 200 yeomanry and 300 Northumberland Fusi liers, with two guns. Major Fletcher and Lieutenant Hull are reported killed. I am sending reinforcements. DE WET HARD PRESSED Boer Commander Is Reported to Be Without GnnM. Bloemfontein, Orange River Colony, March 6. —It is reported that General De Wet is now without guns and hard pressed. Milner in Pretoria. Pretoria. March 7.—Sir Alfred IV'.ilner, the new governor of the Orange River colony and the Transvaal, and General Kitchener, have arrived here. INTER-STATE FREE TRADE IN CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES. Decision of the Judicial Congress of Delegates From All the States. Correspondence of the Associated Press. Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 15. —The Ju dicial congress, composed of two delegates from each of the Central American coun tries, has declared that all exchange of products among the states of Central America shall be free of imposts or duties. STRIKE IS_SPREADING 1 Itlniatum of the Road Rejected by Shopmen at Cedar Kanidi*. Special to The Journal. Cedar Rapids, lowa, March 7. —The Bur lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern officials this morning refused to treat with the strikers unless they returned at once un der the piece work system. This was flatly refused by the men and at 10 o'clock those in the car and paint shops walked out and joined the strikers. It is reported that the strike is to spread even farther. The men are well organized and perfectly orderly. REVERSED BY KLEINOGEL He Does Xot Indorte the Holbrook Verdict. Grand Councilor Thomas Kleinogel of Fargo, reverses the decision and findings of the jury of sixteen appointed by Min neapolis council United Commercial Trav elers, to try B. F. Holbrook, its ex-secre tary on the charge of issuing an official manifesto without official authority. This was the circular issued by Mr. Holbrook last fall advising members to work against John Liind, because of his opposition in congress to the 5,000-mlle ticket legisla tion. The affair created much excitement in U. C. T. circles. The executive committee appointed a Jury which returned a verdict in favor of expelling Holbrook. Holbrook appealed to the grand councilor. Mr. Holbrook is succeeded as secretary by A. \V. Crozier, chosen at a recent meet* ing.