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PRICE TWO CENTS. DOGS OF WAR ARE GROWLING Partition or Protection Is the Issue in China. RUSSIA MUST RECEDE Otherwise the Concert of Nations Will Be Broken. " GREAT BRITAIN'S FIRM STAND United 'State*' Demand for Justice Coincide* With England** Position. • Mmw York Sun Special Smi- via* \ London;' March S.—The peace of the world is gravely threatened by Russian designs upon Manchuria. j Lori Lansdowne, ' British secretary of state for foreign affairs, has torn the mask from the czar's thinly veiled designs of land grabbing, and in his uncompromising protests has the active co-operation of the United States. Anglo-American ' protestations, couched in the strongest terms possible to diplo macy, are now being made at all the courts of Europe, as well as at Tokio, though the assistance of Japan has been ; counted upon in advance. Premier Salisbury's .stern declaration of Great Britain's policy in the orient —"that the territorial integrity of China must be preserved at all hazards" will be adhered to at whatever.cost. Downing, street gives credit to Lord Lansdowne for taking the initiative, but the truth apparently is that Great Britain and the United States have taken simulta neous steps for Justice, which are now assuming concurrent form. Count Lauisdorn', spokesman for the czar on Russia's foreign policy, is now the man of the bour. Either Russia must publicly recede from her attitude on Manchuria, or the concert of the powers will be brok en. If the latter, the gravest conse quences are feared by diplomats. Protection for or par'.itnon of China is now the issue sharply and definitely plai-cd before the world. CHE( X Rl SSIA Vntted State* and Kuftlaiitl Are WurkhiK Huml in Hand. London, March 9. — crisis has arisen in far eastern affairs. Secret negotiations are going on between the United, States and Great Britain with a view to "thwart ing what both governments appear to con sider a determined attempt on the part of; Russia .to plant herself, iy»rm an en Uy in one of the richest tracts of the Chinese empire. . . -A. < Mr. Choate has received from Lonl Lansdowne an important message declar ing that Great Britain was not satisfied with Russia's declaration regarding Man churia, as delivered to Sir Charles Stewart Scott, British ambassador at St. Peters burg, by Count Larasdorf, and asking the United States if it was prepared to take joint action of such a decisive nature that Russia would have no alternative but to recede from her position. Japan is relied upon to take a line in harmony with the United States and Great Britain. Germany, in spite of the Anglo- German compact, Is remarked as rather doubtful, owing to Emperor William's friendship for the czar. France, of course, will eide with her ally. Lord Dansdowne Is using every effort to bring the powers into line, in order to pre sent to Russia such a menacing front that, without any ambiguity regarding tempo rary or other occupation, she may give up all designs upon Manchuria. >I VNCHIRIA C OWEXTIOX It Op«m With a Promise and pro vides for Control. »«• Tork Sun Sptcial Servl— London, March 9.—The text of the Rus so-Chinese Manchurian convention is pub lished here. The first article reads: The emperor of Russia, being desirous of manifesting friendly feelings, agrees to re store Manchuria eompltely to China. Without keeping in mind the fact of the recent war fare in that province, the Chinese admin istration shall be restored in all respects to the status quo ante. The remaining eleven articles specify a Russian military occupation until the indemnity is paid, confers on Russia the exclusive training of the Manchurian forces, forbid the importation of arms and ammunition and forbid the granting of mining, railway or other concessions to non-Russian subjects in the Russo-Chinese frontier provinces of lands outside of New chang. All the powers have advised China to delay signing the convention. It is un derstood that China will delay signing for a fortnight. RISSIA IS IXNOCEXT Ambassador Say* - She Hat Xo De signs on Maiielmria. Jfe*o Tark Sun Special Service Washington, March 9, — Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, cannot under stand the reports that Russia has ulterior I designs in Manchuria. In an interview he said: There ought to be no doubt concerning the position of Russia in China affairs. It is necessary.; for Russian military authority to arrange; with the Chinese when reinstating*! them in f authority a modus Vivendi to prevent a recurrence of the disturbances near the Russian frontier and insure protection of the railway to : Port Arthur. Russia's policy has shown that she does not contemplate seizing Manchuria. ■ HALT ON (.HAIIHIM. United State* Semi* a Xote Favoring; ■ Concerted Action. "Washington, March 9. —Secretary Hay lias addressed a note to the Chinese gov ernment,, a copy of which has-been fur nished to all the great powers, asserting that, in the opinion of the president, it would be inexpedient, unwise and even dangerous for China to enter into any private arrangement regarding territory with any government while the present negotiations continue.' XO AXGLO-AMERICAX DEAL Agreement With England la De nieU in Washington. Washington, March The United States government has not entered into any secret or open agreement with Great Britain or any other individual power, however strongly it may sympathize with' the British desire. to insure Manchuria against seizure. Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, called at the state department to-day. It is believed that he again asserted the sincerity of Russia's purpose relative to Manchuria. i HOTEL PROJECT NEAR CLIMAX A Lft>7 Nicollet House Is Now „ Assured. A MILLION INVOLVED Messrs. Shattuck & Wood Planning to Build. THE GILSONS WILLING TO SELL Site Will tout $.100,000 and the Hotel More Than Half a Million. A new Hotel Nicollet represented by a mignificent nine-story building, fire-proof and of modern construction throughout, is the dream about to be realized by Messrs. Shattuck & Wood, proprietors of the hotel The entire proposition is in the air, and a great many things remain to be done before the new hostelry will be ready to receive guests, but with two such enter prising hotel men as Colonel C. H. Wood and Ira H. Shattuck determined to have such a property, there 19 little doubt but that the "new Nicollet" is a go with a large G. Rumors to the effect that the entire deal, including the purchase of the present property and the erection of the new hotel, had been closed, have been floating around for several days. The fact is, however, that the undertaking is such a stupend ous one that Messrs. Shattuck & Wood are making haste at an extremely slow pace. They are eager to secure a new building. and are willing to put a fortune into it, but it takes a pretty big fortune to erect a structure such as they think should stand as the Hotel Nicollet of the future. The land on which rue present building stands or the "Nicollet House property," which of course includes the building which would have to be torn down, is worth about $300,000. The Misses Gilson, heirs of the Gilson estate which c-ontrols ihe property, do not care to improve it, but are willing to sell it. Nearly a Million. The hotel which Messrs. Shattuck and Wood want to see built would cost be tween $500,000 and $000,000, which, with the site, would represent an outlay of nearly a million dollars. This is rather more of a financial load than the partners care to assume, and throufch a local in vestment company they are now figuring with eatsern capitalists to supply a por tion of the money. This the Investment company is confident it will secure when the significance of the situation is under stood. If the new structure is built, it will encroach on the ground now occupied by a number of small stores towards Third street from the Nicollet corner. It is not believed there are any farther details of interest to the public at this time. Mr. Shattuck is at. present in Chi cago, but before leaving the dry he in formed The Journal that he had nothing definite to give out concerning his plans. Colonel Wood is still confined to his room owing to his recent severe ill ness, but he is slowly recovering his strength. The Hotel Nicollet has long been re garded as "a gold mine" by hotel men. a fact which coupled with the rapid growth of the city and the anxiety of eastern investors to secure investments here, makes the building of the new Nicollet only a matter of time. The Nicollet house was opened with a banquet on May 26. 1858. Judge E. B. Ames presided, with Colonel Aldrich, Judge Connell, D. Morrison, W. W. East man. Judge Atwater, Joel B. Bassett Ed ward Murphy, Henry T. Welles, James R. Lawrence. B. F. Baker and J. B. Gilbert, vjee presidents. Speeches were made by the above and by Governor Sibley, E. M. Wilson and others. It was a great event in Minneapolis. THE CASHIER IS MISSING BANK CLOSE AT MLES, MICH. Receiver Is Placed In Charge of the First -National—Depositor* 'i' Excited. Niles, Mich., March 9.—The where abouts of Cashier Johnson of the First National bank, which closed Its doors yes terday, is unknown. The other officials of the bank do not know where he is. The depositors of the bank are highly excited. The following is a statement of the con dition of the bank at the close of business on Feb. 5, 1901, as shown by its report to the controller:.-' Capital stock, $100,000; surplus and undivided profits, $24,777; circulation, •100,000; dividends unpaid, $885. Individual deposits, $387,342- total liabilities. $613,504. -■.. ■■ A special to the News from South Bend, says: Charles A. Johnson, cashier of the First National bank at Niles, was brought over to this city yesterday in a livery rig. He said he was going to Chicago, where he ex pected to get all the money needed to open the bank for business to-day. He de clared the bank was all right, but had been the victim of unfounded rumors. EMPLOYES^ PARTNERS Terre Haute Paper Takes Them Into the Company. Terre Haute, Ind., March 9.—The Terre Haute Evening Gazette, which for more than a quarter of a century has been owned by William C. and Spencer F. Ball, announces the adoption of a co-partner ship plan, under which regular employes may secure a partnership interest. Five [ per cent per annum and more, if the paper earns it, is guaranteed, and also par for their holdings whenever they retire from the firm. ' CHINESE FROM HAWAII They Say They Are Citizens and De- in ii ii «1 Adminnlon. San Francisco, March 9.—On board the Pacific Mail steamship America Maru are the two Hawaiian Chinese laborers who have applied to be admitted on the ground •that, being citizens of the islands, they are citizens of the United States, or "American citizens." Collector Stratton has detained the men on the vessel pending advices from Attorney-General Griggs. BROUGHT BACK IN IRONS. Special to The Journal. Butte, Neb.. March 9.—Fred Bailey, charged with attempt at criminal assault, who broke jail Aug. 2.1, and was captured and escaped from Armour Sept. 5, was brought here to day in irons from Marshall, Mich. He will be tried in April. Wl NONA'S NEXT STREET FAIR. Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., March 9. —The Winona Street Fair association has decided to hold its next fair Sept. 10 to 13. and has elected the following officers: President, H. J. Wil lis; secretary, John Rose; treasurer. Pml Baumgartner. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901. WORK ON BUILDINGS Supervising Architect Will Soon Prepare the Plans. FERGUS FALLS AND ABERDEEN lacrenite In ;the* Minneapolis l»o*t ofllce Force In Expected— . . " l'ruu:utiouH. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, I" oat Building, Washington. Washington, March —Supervising Ar chitect Taylor will in a few days take up ' the preparation of plans for the buildings for which increased appropriations were authorized at the close of the session of congress. The limit of the cost of the building at Fergus Falls has been increased to $100, --000, and a like sum has been provided for the building at Aberdeen, S. D. At both these places sites have been secured and plans and specifications will be prepared at an early day, so that work may be started during the coming season. In Wisconsin, buildings at Eau Claire and Janesville are to be constructed. No site has been secured at the former place and an advertisement will soon be issued for proposals for property on which to lo cate the building. At the latter place it is probable that work may be begun next summer, as Assistant Secretary Taylor will see that no time is lost. In many cases no work will be done un til next year, owing to the rush of busi ness in the supervising architect's office. The delay will be in the south, however, as in that section building can be done all the year round, regardless of seasons. Postmasters at first and second-class offices throughout the country have been requested to send in recomemndations for promotions of clerks and increases - in clerical forces in their respective offices to take effect July 1. it is expected that the Minneapolis and St. Paul offices will be treated liberally this year in the mat ter of alolwance of additional clerks. As to promotions, it is said at the department that they will be made on merit. The usual addition made in each case .? is $100 per annum. Last year a number of clerks ' i in the Minneapolis office got increases for faithful service and the appropriation for i this year is large enough for the same generosity on the part of the government. —W. W. Jermane. UMliiiiKton Small Talk. • Senator Kyle will leave for home about the middle of next week. Senator Nelson has a boil on his neck which prevents him from wearing a collar. As little is doing in the senate he has not attended the sesions for two days, but has remained at home to perfect a cure of his affliction. 1 lowa postmasters appointed to-day: Mc- Veigh, Van Buren county, P. P. McCready; Paris, Linn county. Noble Whltacre; Ports mouth, Shelby county, S. A, Bendon; Santi ago. Polk county, F. T. Tomlinson; West Point, Lee county, R. A. Gardner. The office of postmaster at Grafton. N. D.. will have to be filled by a recess appoint ment. Representative Marshall has not set filed a recommendation, but Senator Hans brough and he have had several conferences about the selection of a man. The senator sticks to Lieutenant Tharalson. He says if any other man is appointed he will exercise his right to scrutinize the selection carefully when it is presented to the senate next win ter. Senator Kyle to-day presented to the secre tary of the treasury more figures relative to internal revejue collections in South Dak>ta and North Dakota, which indicate that they will aggregate nearly $400,000. This is about $100,000 more than last year. Senator Kyle thinks he will win out in his effort to have a new district created. I I LUMBER YARD DEAL. Special to The Journal. Albert Lea, Minn., March 9.— J. C. Braln erd, the Blooming Prairie banker, has pur chased the lumber yard so long owned by the Lamb Lumber company of La Crosse, and be fore by John* Paul. Mr. Brainerd may come here to reside.—The new 12-inch well is com pleted and the two wells now furnish 1,218.50n gallons of water every day, or sufficient to supply the demands for some years to come. The new well is 448 feet in depth.—The coun ty treasury had in cash in one place and another a total of $40,382.45 at the close of business the last of February.—ln a pacing race Conner's Ham Wright defeated Thomp son's Don Juan in two heats out of three and Nels Nelson's Crooked Nelg defeated Conner's Belle Rouse, while Colvin's Ben nette defeated Barlow's Polly Bancroft and Johnson's Slippery Bill. —William C. Lawson and Agnes C. Arnold were married, and Wil liam Gibbs and Carrie Belle Allis had Judge Blackmer of the probate court pronounce them husband and wife, as did Thomas C. Thompson and Mary C. Jensen. ( (iOINtt BACK FOR A NEW START. SYNDICATE THE WORLD Morgan Is Going to Europe Next Mo*ss l GOBBLE THE GERMANS International Cartel to Regulate Prices and Products. LONDON IS FULL OF RUMORS —_—_^___— Reported Consolidation of the Pull . man and the International Sleeping Car Companies. Mew Topk Sun Spec fat Service London, March —The Daily Express declares that an alliance is imminent be tween American trusts and great commer cial syndicates in Germany. A number of the Mannheim-Bremen Petroleum Stock company, one of the German agencies of i the Standard Oil company, and J. Pier pont Morgan, according to the paper, are ■the moving spirits in the plan. ' It says that Mr. Morgan will meet representa tives of the leading German syndicates at a conference in Berlin in April. This conference has already been arranged by cable. The Express prints a statement made by an unnamed American millionaire who. it says, has discussed a German-Ameri can business union with principals in both countries. He says: International Harmony. We do not fear England in America nor does Germany. We simply fear each other, but the world is big enough for both nations and the rival trusts are goiug to harmonize their interests. Mr. Morgan will be here in April. After he begins it will not be long before an 'nternationa! cartel to regulate prices and products will be formed. Wo do not fear England, because her ma chinery is obsolete and her men are spirit less and ground to a low level by false union ism. America and Germany are going to stand together and dominate the world of business. I think that one day the industries of the entire world will be syndicated. S!i-<-iiiiiu tar Trust. Numerous rumors are flying about Lon don concerning alleged impending finan cial transactions in which American capi talists are said to be associated. It is reported that the Pullman Palace Car company is negotiating with the Interna tional Sleeping Car company of Europe for taking over the latter's concerns, franchises and entire equipment. Robert T. Lincoln, president of the Pullman com pany, i 3 represented as conducting the negotiations by cable with the French owners of the international company. HARRISONJETTER Ex-Prenident Is Reported to Have Paused a Comfortable Niulit. Indianapolis, March 9.—Former Presi dent Benjamin Harrison, who is suffer ing from an attack of intercostal neural gia, passed a fairly comfortable r.ight and at 10 o'clock this morning was reported slightly better. The pain Is gradually re sponding to treatment. DROP INJUGAR All GradeM of Retined Are Heriuced Ur, PointK. New York. March 9. -All grades of re fined sugar were reduced 25 points this morning. • s JUSTICE OF THE PEACE INDICTED. Special to The Journal. Shenandoah, lowa, March 9—Justice of the Peace Ferguson has been indicted by the grand jury charged with aiding gambling. He fined thirteen young me:! who were indicted. It is claimed he tried to hush the matter up and went beyond his authority. Two bills were returned against hiui. ( HORTON NOT NAMED St. Paul Man Does Not Get Spanish Claims Commissionership. PLACE FOR W. E. FULLER OF IOWA H«s 1«* Appointed AsKUtaiit Uloruey I ~ Uenerol—Wisconsin-< At—•^*>-'^^ -- "• .■- . . ... . - . ■ . . . , ...... ..., torneyMliin. ! ■ - i .•• ■ Special to The Journal. ! Washington, March 9.—State Senator Horton will have to look for something "equally as good," as the list of Spanish claims commissioners sent to-day to the senate did not include the senator. In i the absence of Senator Clapp and Repre sentative Stevens, Horton's principal backers in the delegation, it cannot be ascertained to-day what other office he may be recommended for. Washington, March 9.—The president to-day sent the following nominations to the senate: Members of the commission to carry into effect the stipulations of article 7 of the treaty between the United States and Spain: Wil liam E. Chandler of New Hampshire, Ger rit J. Diekema of Michigan, James Perry Wood of Ohio, William A. Maury of the District of Columbia and William L. Cham bers of Alabama. William E. Fuller of lowa, assistant at torney general of the United States. H. K. Butterfield, attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. Samuel W. Stratton of Illinois, director of the national bureau of standards. Former Senators John M. Thurston of Nebraska, William Lindsay of Kentucky and George Mcßride of Oregon have been appointed members of the St. Louis expo sition commission. SULTAN HAS TROUBLES Dissatisfaction Even Throughout Turkey Proper. Nto York Sun Special Service Constantinople, March 9. —Most of the mosques in the city have been placarded with announcements that foretell an up rising for freeing the Musselmans from the oppression of the government. Besides the trouble in Macedonia, the unrest in Amenia and the chronic dis turbances in the Arah province of Yemen, t there is much dissatisfaction with Abdul i Hamid's government throughout Turkey ■ proper, ' and the • young Turks party 'is I doing its best to foment the trouble. Sofia, March 9. —The Macedonia commit tee has summoned an extraordinary con gress for March 21 to consider the com plications in Macedonia. Great excite ment prevails in Macedonia circles and ihe expectation is that there will be lively developments. DEPRESSION IN GERMANY Cologne Paper Predicts That There Will Be Failures. tietv York Sun Special Service. Cologne, March 9. —The Gazette, in de scribing the present crisis in the iron trade in Germany, says some of the firms already owe their bankers more than their share of capital. If the present de pression continues, the paper says, many failures are inevitable. ATTEMPTED EXTORTION FAILS. Special to The Journal. Algona, lowa, March 9.—George C. Call, president of the Algona Savings bank, has caused a special session of the grand jury by turning over to the authorities a letter which he received some time ago signed "Jack," in which he was asked to place $25,000 in a designated place or forfeit his life. He thinks he has a clue to the writer. SIGHT DESTROYED BY HAT PIN. Special to The Journal. Dubuque, lowa, March 9.—Miss Mary Hein gartntr met with a peculiar accident while trying to remove her hat. She had a long hat pin in her hand and in some manner stuck It iv her eye, destroying the sight. It is feared she will also lose the sight of the other eye. RAILROAD BRIDGE CRIPPLED. Special to The Journal. Eddyville, lowa, March 9.—An ice flow knocked the piers from under the lowa Central bridge at this plane and all traffic has been turned over to the Rock Island and transferred by them to the Wab&sJ) until the bridge can be repaired. 28 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. ALMOST BLINDED BY KICKS AND TOBASCO Cadet Kensel Is Compelled to Leave the West Point Military Academy Because of Hazing. He Was Hazed Until He Was Driven Into Con vulsions—His Cries Smothered With a Pillow. low York, March 9.—A special to the Press from Boston says: Another victim of hazing in West Point has come to light here through the resig nation of Frederick Kensel as a cadet in the United States military academy. The reason given for Kensei's resignation is failing eyesight. He entered West Point last June. The statement made by the family is j that while standing on his head in a tent, which was the rule for the "plebes" When ever an upper classman entered, Kensel was kicked in the right eye, possibly ac cidentally, by an upper classman. He was able to leave the hospital in a few days. Soon afterward, while trying to swallow a teaspoonful of tabasco sauce, he choked, and it spilled over his handkerchief. He was blindfolded with the same handker chief and the sauce got into his eyes. This compelled him to return to the hos pital. Three days after his discharge he was AVERT MINE STRIKE Prospect of Trouble in the Coal Fields Grows Less. AGREEMENT CONSIDERED LIKELY CoiupauieN Pont Notices Continuing: the Present. Scale Another - Year. Scranton, Pa., March 9. —General Su perintendent Rose of the Delaware & Hud son Coal company to-day ordered the post ing of a notice at the company's mines in the Lackawanna and Wyoming valleys that the present rate of wages will continue until April, 1902. At the office of General Superintendent Loomis of the Delaware, Liackawanna & Western company, it was stated a similar notice would be issued to-day, and Cap tain. May, general superintendent of the Hillside Coal and Iron company (the Erie iuih'jaU's -mi*to£ -interest) - said' hi^ com- pany would follow the action laicen Y,y the others. The Pennsylvania Coal company, and the Ontario &'Western Railroad company, will post notices early next week. All this is taken as an indication that the big coal producing companies will not be represented at the Hazleton confer ence next week, and that they are a unit in favor of letting the present conditions remain, thus averting the possibility of a clash with the miners over the wages ques tion. Indianapolis, Ind., March 9. —President John Mitchell of the Umited Mine Workers of America, was asked, "Would a continu ation of the 10 per cent advance by all the operators be satisfactory to the miners?" He replied, "It would not." President Mitchell will leave for the an thracite field to-night. Tuesday he will es tablish headquarters at Hazleton. Altoona, Pa., March 9.—The bituminous coal operators to-day notified the miners in convention here that they would with draw their demand for a reduction of f» cents in the price of pick mining. The miners are now in secret session, arrang ing a compromise proposition. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 9. —The notices posted by the companies is the answer to thfe invitation of the United Mine Work esr to meet in joint conference at Hazle ton next week. Thep resent scale of wages is satisfactory to the miners, but there are a number of other things that remain unsettled, such as pay for dead work, timbering, etc. The miners say these grievances can be settled only by a joint conference. PAROLE.S FOR SIX Prison Maiinseri* Finish the Work of the March Meeting. Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., March 9.—Before ad journing last evening the board of prison managers received about thirty applica tions for paroles. Six were granted and action upon others was deferred for the purpose of investigation. The bond of H. W. Davis, clerk of the prison, was ap proved The Bon Ami bowling club held its regular weekly meeting last night. Dr. Chance's team winning the evening's contest. The highest score, 170, was made by Dr. Chance. Village and town elections throughout the county will be held on Tuesday. There is much rivalry for the officers, and in one town there are five or six tickets. Charles Guse, prosecuted for assault by John Seenian, was discharged, the evidence being insufficient and showing the com plainant not to be altogether blameless. Company X's basket ball team Is ar ranging with the second team of the agri cultural college. The local flour war has been called off and prices restored to the old notch. It broke out between the milling company and retailers and peace was proclaimed upon the dealers agreeing to sell the home product. J. W. Laurence, late clerk at the prison, left for his home in Minneapolis, this morning. He will engage in the manufac ture of a new ecytelene gas machine and may establish a small factory in Still water. SALOON FIGHT IN PROSPECT. Special to The Journal. Canton, Minn., March 9. — The village caucus placed in nomination the following: President of the village, J. Dunford; coun cilmen, J. Larson, J. Daily and H. P. Mit son; recorder, R. W. Bosworth. A bit ter fight is looked for on the saloon ques tion at the election to be held on Tuesday, March 12* KNEEDLES SELLS HIS PAPER. Special to The Journal. Boone, lowa, March 9.— H. S. Kneedles, edi tor of the Republican, has sold bis plant and subscription list to Boys & Loorais of At lantic for fIO.OOO. Mr. Kneedles Is editor of the Optimist, the only magazine published in this state. He will devote his entire time to it hereafter. LIQUOR PROSECUTIONS. Special to The Journal. Grantaburg, Wls., March 9.—Cohen Bros, have been arrested for Illegal liquor selling. Detectives secured the evidence. Other ar ttsta will follow. again in the hospital—the report shows with 'stomach trouble." This Is what happened to him according to his own story: He was compelled to eat a great quan tity of rice, a couple of boiled cabbages, sixty-three prunes and to do 150 "eagles." This drove him into convulsions, and a pillow or blanket was placed over his face so that his cries could not be heard. On account of his physical condition and the trouble with his eyes, which necessi tated an operation, he was not able to do his full duty in the academy and he had to resign. Kensel was appointed by Congressman McCall in 1899. He is the son of the late Colonel Kensel, an old army officer who graduated from West Point, in the fifties. Colonel Kensel served in the Fifth United States artillery in the civil war. In the Spanish-American war Kensel, Jr., served in Company E, First Massachusetts heavy artillery. A BAN ON TOLSTOI , Holy Synod Excommunicates Him From the Russian Church. FOR ANTI-CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS Actioii to Guard the Children of the 1 hurcli From Being Led luto Corruption. St. Petersburg, March 9.—The official orgaa of the holy synod to-day publishes the formal excommunication of Count Tolstoi, the Russian novelist and social reformer, which was announced early in. the year, as follows: Iv its solicitude for the children of the or thodox church to guard them from being led into corruption, and in order to save those who have gone astray, the holy synod has deliberated upon the anti-Christian and anti ecclesiastical teachings of Count Leo Tolstoi and has deemed it expedient, in order to preserve the peace of the church, to issue a circular dealing with the v, resies of Count Leo Tolstoi. The circular i- a* follows: Count Leo Tolstoi, to the griff ,yj4 iowor of the whole orthodox world, has by speech and writing unceasingly striven to separate himself from all communion with the ortho dox church, and this not only clandestinely, but openly and in the knowledge of all per sons. All attempts to dissuade him from this conduct have proved without avail. Consequently the orthodox church no longer considers him to be one of its members, and cannot regard him as such as long as ha does not repent and become reconciled to the elvureh and pray the Lord to restore him to a comprehension of the truth. We pray thee, therefore, O merciful God, who does not desire the death of a sinner, to hear us, have mercy on him and restore him to thy holy church. Amen. WATER MID LIGHT Shufeidt of Minneapolis Submits a Proposition to Excelsior. Special to The Journal. Excelsior, Minn., March 9- —P. S. Shu feldt of Minneapolis will submit a propo sition to the village council to put in a complete system of waterworks and light ing plant, the combined cost of which will be about $20,000. He will upon comple tion turn both plants over to the village and if they work satisfactorily will accept in payment twenty%year bonds at a low rate of interest. Another Minneapolis company is anxious to put in an elec tric light plant and will make application. to the council for an exclusive franchise running for twenty years. The keel of Captain John R. Johnson's new steamer has been laid in St. Albanu bay. Work will be pushed in order to have the boat completed in time for the season's business. George Morse of Seattle, -who spent sev eral months with his parents in Excel sior, has returned west. Harley Bennett has gone to Prosser, Wash. He will return in a few days in company with ins parents, who spent the winter on the coast. THEORIES EXPLODED Why lowa Soil Hub \o Gold or Oil Deposits of Value. Ames, lowa, March 9.—Professor Samuel Calviu, state geologist, who has been as sisted in field work by Professor S. W. Beyer of the lowa state college at Ames, has prepared his annual report, which con tains a long answer to theorists who have time and again sprung Btoriea of the ex istence of oil, gaiT, gold and other prec ious minerals In lowa, and by them have created agitations and, in one or two in stances, actual preparation for the de velopment of these properties wherever they might be. The geologists report i» on explosion of these theories and shows by an elaborate discussion of geological formations, why it Js impossible for large Quantities of gases, oils or minerals of the precious variety to exist on lowa soil. G«s has been discovered in Dallas and Guthrie counties, and in other parts of the state, but not in considerable amounts. There has been renewed agitation because of a recent report of the discovery of oil in the south, but it has not been shown that any of the properties tapped will be remunerative. As to gold and other prec ious minerals the report will show that these exist only in surface deposits and are so scarce that if a man panned gold for something like a month, he might hope to glean a few dollars, and nothing more. There are no formations of domes or bowls in the hard rock at distances below the surface that will enable oil or gas to col* lect. SENATE ADJOURNS All the Pending .Nominations Hay« Been Confirmed. Washington, March 9. —The senate to day confirmed all pending nominations and at 1:55 p. m. adjourned without day. SUGAR DIRECTOR DEAD. New York, March 9.—A dispatch announces the death in Paris of F. O. Matthiesen, a di rector of the American Sugar Refining com pany, the Standard Distilling and Distribut ing company and several other corporations. His —Your son is borne from coN lege, is he? It must give a young matt a lot of mental tralnin'. The farmerWell,'he don't seem to bt overtrained, . . . :. ■13fKi& I * - He who doth not smoke nm to himself the ■ softest console tiOQ. Be con fines L ■ - - - X % m Cigars Jfll Pi m Cigars M $% Sold Every where. ' A.L.&A.G laurmaM. Mfn, Geo.R. Newell i-Co, DistWSer