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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOIMNAL.
PBICE TWO VEX%% :: :, -■ . ' ~ MONDAY EN;gx[^rMAWll 'li, 11.01. " 12 PAfflMtv NO TERMS TO THE BOERS Unconditional Surrender, a London Paper Says. ———^— —_____^__ LIKE THE CONFEDERACY Variety of Surrender Rumors Afjt Afloat in London. BURGHERS SAID TO BE CHANGING Man}-, It I« Reported, Are Preparing to Take I p Anna for the British. itmw York Sun Special Smevlom London, Mapca^U'.r-tfcCttJtidj^gn^^ur^ render such as the United States de manded of the confederacy at the end of the civil war must be England's attitude toward the Boers, in the opinion of the Daily Mall. This morning's issue of the paper, deal- Ing editorially with the pending nego tiations between General Botha and Lord Kitchener, says: The most that can be ganted General Botha is the assurance that the Dutch leaders and general* will not be punished: in other words, the assurance of their personal safety. There can be no stipulations bearing on the political situation of the Transvaal and the Orange colony. The British government must imitate the conduct of President Lincoln's ad ministration, which, In 1865, refused to em barrass itself with pledges regarding the fu ture organizations of government in the con quered southern states. Surrender Kaniors. All sort 9 of reports are rife in London with reference to General Botha's capitu lation. One of them states that the war office expects it to take place "'this week." Dispatches from Amsterdam quote the members of Mr. Kruger's en tourage as giving Tuesday "as the pos •ible day of the surrender." General Botha himself is said to be not unwill ing to si'bmit at once, but he is experi encing difficulty in persuading his com mau-Unts of the wisdom of that course, borne or them holding out for terms. Lord Kitchener is in almost hourly communication with London concerning the situation. His instruction, emanat ing directly from the imperial cabinet, are und«?»- s . I;KK j to order him to stand firm tcr unconditional peace. American a I*rl*oiwr. London, March 11.—The Lorenzo Marques correspondent of the Daily Mail, in reporting tae compulsory embarkation of surrendered Boers on a Portuguese transport, st.-ites that an American officer named Martinson objected to being: taken to Lisbon and sought the pro tection of his consul, who appealed unavaH ing-ly to the governor. Martinson was then arrested and placed on the transport. He stated that he resigned from title United State* army to join the Boer= BURGHERS CHANGE Report That They Are Tak ing Up Arms for the British. Bloemfontein, March 11.—De Wet is re ported to be moving northward steadily at the rate of twenty-five miles a day, with a view of crossing the railway to the eastward, and he should now be west of Kroonstadt. Several small commands are in posses sion of the southeast portion of Orange River Colony, from which garrisons at Dewetsdorp, Weepner, Smlthville and Rouxville have been withdrawn. A great proportion of the former ene mies of Great Britain in South Africa now frankly throw their lot with the British. Brandfort, Kroonstadt and Bloemfontein companies, ex-burghers are now baaring arms again»t the Boers. They state their object is not to operate against their for mer comrade*, but to defend their homes and property against marauding bands. Every town in the Free State occupied by the British will soon become a center of British Influence extending a long dis tance in their vicinity. Over 13,000 refugees are now within the British lines, and many of them demand arms and permission to take the field. If their requests are granted it will be easy lo gat 2,000 ex-burghers enrolled on the British side. FINNISH PAPER SUPPRESSED Another Step in the RnsiNifieutiun of : the Government. »te York Sun Special Service Stockholm, March 11.—A dispatch from Helsinfors, Finland, says that the Halamatlnen, a daily newspaper of that place, has been permanently suppressed by the authorities. This is but another step in the gradual Russification of Fin land, which the authorities hope to effect by stifling all free speech and criticism of the government by the press. Every one of the Helsingfors journals that has at tempted to censure the government* has been punished with either permanent or temporary suppression. WHIP THE PREACHER North Carollnana Object to the ■"Sanctified Church. JV««r York Sun Special Service Chattanooga, Term., March 11.—News has Just reached here of a Whitecapping Incident in Cherokee county, N. C, fifteen miles from EHicktown, Term. "The Sanc tified" church's mode of worship had be come repugnant to the citizens. Some time since the church house was burned, but one rof the preachers re mained after being notified to leave. A crowd of twenty-two went to the house of P. Berroug, where the preacher was boarding. The preacher was dragged out of the house and given thirty-nine lashes with a blacksnake whip. He was ordered to leave the community, which be did. LIKE DR. CRONIN Martin Lnndln'i Body Found in a. Chicago Catch Hut in. JVeto York Sun Special Sirrtee Chicago, March 11.—In a small catch basin at Seventy-fifth street and Vin cenne» avenue, with bruises about the arms, legs and head, the body of Martin Lundin was found yesterday morning by two boys. Circumstances lead the police to believe that Lundln was murdered. PARKHURBT CALLS ON BRYAN. New York, March 11.—William J. Bryan's day in town yesterday was marked chiefly by the call upon him of Rev. Dr. Charles H. Parltnurst. The clergyman noted Mr. Bryan in a pew at the morning services and called Immediately after. He expressed re gret at not finding Mr. Bryan at his room* % the Hoffman house. BIG BLIZZARD MADE HAVOC Most of Minnesota Escaped the Storm. TELEGRAPHWIRESDOWN Communication With the East All *^O/y H *^ but Impossible. Sb c/ REPAIRS .^' JJADE RAPIDLY Minneapolis Whh Not Touched by the Blizzard— Sent __' From Here.. Minneapolis is practically shut off from telegraphic communication with the east ?xctTl!-uT ""w*ay "tit "Omaha and Winnipeg This is the result of a blizzard* in the southern part of this state, in Wisconsin and Illinois. The storm extended to In diana and lowa. The sleet that accom panied the storm broke down the tele graph and telephone poles and wires by the thousands. Minneapolis has again proved its right to the title of the capital'of the winter warm-weather belt. Within fifty miles of the city snow was being driven along at the rate of forty miles an hour, form ing drifts which made travel impossible. while in town there was no unusual dis turbance further than a stiff wind and one-sixty-fourth of an inch of snow. Wi nona and Albert Lea experienced the worst storms of the year. At Winona the snow Is about nine inches on the level. D. G. Mclntosh, of the North American Telegraph company, says that the storm is the worst one the company has had to contend with. The great loss to the com pany is between Dubuque and Chicago, along the Burlington. In one spot alone fifty-five poles were lost. The line is generally pretty well demolished. There is not a single wire to-day to Chicago di rectly. The business is being handled via the Soo line to Winnipeg and San Fran cisco. There is only one line available from 'Frisco to Chicago, so the business is osmewhat hampered. Until early this morning it was, pcsisble to reach New York via Winnipeg and Montreal, but that line failed to-day east of Winnipeg and com unication was abandoned. Mr. Mclntosh says that all the men that the company can ge hold of are on eh ground. Special Kellef Train. I A lot of poles and other supplies have been sent to the scene of destruction by a special train. Neither the North American nor the Western I'nion is doing business ofr the wheat men, and the chamber is practically <iead to-day. Both lines are refusing the business. Manager Cassidy of tho Western Union has a du plex line working slow to Chicago by the way of Burlington and Odar Rapids. Hundreds of men are at work replacing the broken poles. The sleet collects on the wires so that they become as big as a man's arm. The poles become as big as trees, and when the iron bolts and the oak cross arms become covered with ice they BB*p like pipe steins. About 1,000 of the poles are down. The chief trouble is be tween Milwaukee and Chicago and farther east. This is an unusual storm for the northwest, says Mr. Oassidy, but they are frequent in the eastern part of the coun try. There is a belt along the Wabash railroad in llinois and Indiana which gives a good deal of trouble. The com pany is doing all that can be done for the resumption of business and are even now accepting messages subject to delay. It is expected that lines will be in working order in a short time. The Milwaukee mail train last evening was about three hours late, as a result of the wires being down on the tracks and because of the inability of the train dis patchers to run the trains without wire communication. The storm which made this trouble was first noticed up near the state of Wash ington. On Saturday morning it was in northern Texas and west of the Missis sippi valley. It is now departing by the way of the St. Lawrence. It is raining in Boston to-day. TraiiiM Xot Mnch Delayed. The blizzard did not have as serious effect on train movements, as was feared. Xone of the trains into St. Paul to-day from the snow-bound districts was more than ninety minutes late. The Wisconsin Central train from Chicago arrived but one hour late. Milwaukee Xo. 1 was on titae and the fast mail was only about fifty minute& late. The Omaha's Chicago train was practically on time. The Bur lington lulled in but thirty-five minutes behind schedule. The Great Western passenger train, due about noon, was re por'ed as being one hour and ten minutes late. These delays are inconsiderable in view of the violence and scope of the blizzard. The northern lines have escaped entirely, and, in fact, all northwestern railroads have enioyed a remarkably fa vorable winter. Inquiry at the office of the Minneapo lis & St. Louis railroad elicited the in formation that but little damage has re sulted along their lines as the result of the severe storm throughout the norh west. Xear Albert Lea, lowa all wires are down and west of that point for some distance there is much snow and conse quent delay in traffic. Aside from those places the road has not suffered. 'Chnnsre Knocked Out. The grain and stock markets are com- ' pletely demoralized by the blizzard and readers who follow the reporta closely will find many of the usual Monday morning items missing entirely and others very in complete. On the floor of the Chamber of Commerce the session this morning was as dull as can well be imagined for the rea son that there was practically no news from the outside world. At the start every line of communication was blocked. The only news was some scraps of quotations from a grain ticker in one of the brok ers' offices which threw out a few quota tions and then broke off short About 10:30 the trade wire to Duluth got back into shape, but there was no communication with Chicago or Xew York up to noon. The stock tickers are all down, and no complete reports of New York stock exchange business were ob tainable to-day. The correspondents for Chicago private wire houses made every effort to communicate over public lines after it was clear that their own operators could do nothing, but their attempts were' only partly successful. Lewis & Co got occasional telegrams, but it was difficult to keep in touch. Watson & Co. had word from their Chicago correspondents about noon, saying that there was one wire working between the New York produce exchange and Chicago board of trade, but that quotations were very irregular. All of the country from the Missouri river to the Atlantic coast was swept by the storm. HIGH WI\DS One of the Worst Storms of the Sea son About Chicago. Chicago, March 11.—One of the worst wind storms of the Reason atruck Chicago early yesterday and during the two hours that it was at its height damaged prop erty throughout the city to the extent of $175,000. Many heavy plate glass windows were blown in. Telegraph and telephone companies were the worst sufferers. Thousands of pole* LOOK FOR A SPEEDY FINISH. It Is Reported That Mrs. Botha Is Conducting Peace Negotiations. were blown down, and Chicago was prac tically isolated from the west and north west by telephone and telegraph all day yesterday. It is.estimated that 5,000 tel egraph poles were blown down. The storm is believed to have been the most severe in southern Wisconsin. Along a short stretch of the Milwaukee in south ern Wisconsin 500 telegraph poles were down. Reports from many points in In diana and Kentucky also indicate heavy damage from the storm. Most of the shipping was protected in winter quarters, so that the damage done to it was slight. In WlMConaln. Neillsville—The most severe storm of the season prevailed here yesterday. Eau Claire—About six inches of snow fell yesterday. The electric railway is operated with difficulty and trains are delayed. Chippewa Falls—A snowstorm raged all day. Trains are all delayed. Traffic on the Eau Claire interurban was demoral ized. The wind blew forty miles an hour. Black River Falls—The storm which began here yesterday morning was the heaviest of the winter. The heavy wind made many of the roads almost impass able. Over a foot of snow fell. La Crosse —The worst snowstorm of the season occurred yesterday. A foot of snow had fallen by night, and a blizzard wind piled up the huge drifts that se riously interfered with all kinds of traffic. Telegraph lines between this city and Milwaukee have been down and all the telephone wires are damaged. Rail road lines in all directions are having trouble. Kenosha—The most severe March storm that has ever struck Kenosha and the surrounding territory' began yesterday. In its fury the storm carried away tele phone and telegraph poles and left a path of ruin behind it. The electric light wires are down. The DesPlaines river is out of its banks, and it is feared that a serious flood will follow in the wake of the storm. In Minnesota. Winona—The worst storm of the win ter prevailed here yesterday. The snow fall was seven inches, and this, with a thirty-five-mile wind, gave this vicinity its first real touch of winter. All trains on the railroads are delayed. Albert Lea—The most severe snow and wind storm of the winter prevailed here yesterday, and the roads are badly drifted. At least six inches of snow fell. A high wind was a feature. In Michigan. Grand Rapids—Yesterday's wind, sleet and rainstorm almost paralyzed the state telephone service. The line of the Mich igan Telephone company about lona is a mass of tangled iron and broken poles. The Citizens' company is also badly crippled. At St. Joseph 400 telephones were burned out by contact with trolley wires. In Benton Harbor the wires of the company are all down. Detroit—Over 1,000 telephones were rendered useless by the rain, which fell and froze. The thirty-mila-an-hour wind which accompanied the rain raised havoc with the wires, weighed down as they were by the ice. Officials of the Mich igan Telephone company estimated their total loss at $20,000. CITf IM DAKKXESS Streets Caved In From the Flood in Otvcnuhoro, Ivy. *'•« York Sun Special Service Owensboro. Ky., March 11.—A terrific rain and hail storm raged here, the most severe in years, and with it came a water spout that wrought great damage in the heart of the city. The streets were flood ed and cellars in the business districts were filled. A serious break in a sewer at Main and Davis streets damaged the water and gas mains, causing the supply of water and gas to be cut off to consumers in the heart of the city. The break in the sewer started Main street to caving in, and valuable business blocks were in peril. Davis street be tween the new Temple theater and Ander son's department store caved in. The electric lights went out, and the city was In total darkness. >K\VS SERVICE CRIPPLED Preaa Dlapatche* Are Compelled to Go a Kound-Abont Way. The Associated Press wires, like the rest of lihe telegraph service, suffered from the blizzard down Chicago way, and while Minneapolis is not entirely cut off from the news of the world to-day, it is only with difficulty that news dispatches were got through. There was no direct communication with Chicago, and dis patches had to so a round-about way to avoid the storm region, and they came into Minneapolis from the west. The wire facilities in that direction are too limited for the increased demand, which necessarily cut down the news disoatcb.es. TREATY IS REJECTED England's Reply to Senate Amendments. DELIVERED TO MR. HAY Rejection of Senate Amendments Is Complete. NEXT STEP LEFT TO AMERICA Britiah Annwer Reflects tue Wish for an International l»lh iiiinn (anal, Washington, March 11.—The answer of the British government to the Hay- Pauncefote treaty amendment made by the senate was received to-day by the British ambassador and communicated to Secretary Hay. It probably reflects the earnest wishes of the British government to have Nica raguan waterways international in char acter, instead of confined to the I'nited States. The British answer is a dignified but complete rejection of the senate amend ments, and it leaves upon the United Stales government the responsibility for any further action. BOILER BLOWS UP Eight Bodies Have Already Been Taken From the Ruins. DOREMUS LAUNDRY IN CHICAGO Fully Twenty-five Are Injured. Some of Whom Are Likely to Die. Chicago. March 11.—The boiler of the Iloremus laundry, occupying part of the old Waverly theater building on West Madison street, between Throop and Loomis streets, blew up so9a after 8 o'clock this morning, and up to noon eight bodies had been taken from the ruins. The list of injured will reach twenty-five, a number of whom will die. Several other employes are reported missing. The following is a list of the dead so far as known: EMMA SEABRAZKI. 18 year* old. MIXXIE OLSEX, 36 year sold. GEORGE PIHJL. engineer FKAXK HAUMMAX. BESSIE KIXCABA, IS years old MARTHA JACOBI, 21 years of age KATHEKLNE KELJ.Y. 18 years of age OXE UXKXOWX. IXIHEXTIFIKD MAX. One or two people are supposed to be buried in the smoking ruins, including William Dean, aged 10. who was in his lather's restaurant at the time of the ex plosion, aad has not been seen since. The following laundry employes are re ported as missing: Kate Colerts. Kate Walsh. 'lor ii.-Kin in T«-\hn. Will's Point. Texas, March 11.—A tornado passed through the west side of this place at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, demolishing everything it its track. Four persons are dead and about twenty in jured. Fourteen dwelling-houses were" en tirely ruined and a number of others are bad ly wrecked. The public school building is a total wreck. The <ottou oil mill is dam aged and the largest gin plant is iv ruins. Wind in Kentucky. Fulton, Ky., March U —At Clinton, twenty negro cabiue were demolished, two negroes being mortally injured. Part of Marvin col lege was unroofed, and the waterworks plant was destroyed and fight freight oars were blown from the tra<-k. At Hickman, the BttDtist c&urcb was destroyed by wiud. IT FAILED TO REVOLVE WELL Plight of the Minneapolis Revolving Fund. $300,000.00 IS MISSING There Has Been No Malversation Involved. BUT THE LAW WAS NOT OBEYED BenideM the Amount Diverted the ItaiiKitu Shortage mount* to Nearly $UO,OOO. In response to a request from the Hen nepin delegation iv the legislature. City Engineer Sublette has been making an investigation into the affairs of the per manent improvement revolving fund. The delegation wanted some facts as to the condition of the tun, and past* disposition of the same, before taking up the bill now pending for the raising of $250,000 for permanent improvements by a bond issue. It was almost an Augean task, but was finally completed Saturday night and the report will be submitted to the dele gation to-morrow. This fund originally consisted of $1,000, --000, raised by the issuance of bonds in 18<.i2. of this amount $100,000 was diverted into the sinking fund and. theoretically, the other $900,000 should be "revolving" in circulation to-day. The investigation shows, however, about $300,000 less than that sum now on the books to the credit of this fun. in exact figures. $5%,313, of which $61,583 is classed as unavailable, be ing money in this fund lost through the A. C. Haughan shortage. A Tank for Kxpert*. The city engineer has made no effort at this time to trace the missing $300,000. It is estimated that it would take two experts several months to solve the prob lem. Some of the fund is known to have been lost on delinquent assessments. Ad verse rulings of the courts and the state auditor have beenr esponsible for the dis appearance of other sums; but the bulk of the missing money has been used to meet assessments for permanent improve ments levied against state, city and rail road property. These should come from the permanent improvement fund, it is said, which is money raised by direct taxation each year, but in practice it has be«H the rule until recently to draw on the revolving fund to meet these expenses. Theoretically, the revolving fund should be the same to-day that it was when the fund was originated, leas the money taken out for the sinking fund and the Haugan losses, and if the law had been obeyed strictly to the letter it would be, and there would be no necessity now for a new bond issue. Rmnlt Same In Effect. .In effect, however, the result is prac tically the same. The money thus di verted from the revolving fund would otherwise have come out of the taxpay ers in the form of direct taxes. Never theless, it was plainly the intention at the start to keep this fund intact, and if the new: bond issue for permanent im porvements is authorized, it will, . no doubt, be plainly stated in the bill that the money so raised is strictly for re volving fund purposes and no other. But even if the bill passes the legisla ture, there will be no occasion for the city council to.borrow more than a small part of the sum at this time,, as only a limited amount can become available for improvements this season/owing to the fact that there is not the money in the permanent improvement fund to meet the expense of street intersections. The board of tax levy at its annual meeting in October determines the amount to be raised . for this purpose. and includes it in the tax levy. There was no thought at the last meeting of the board of any coming bond issue, and, of course, no allowance was made for more than the, usual limited amount of paring and other street.improvements. it will be possible to go ahead next year, however, on I a liberal scale. ' TRIED TO SET FREE A"TRUSTY"CONVICT Guard Cunningham, at the State Prison in Still water, May Join His Former Charges as a Comrade. Inveigled Into a Conspiracy by Convict Leland and His Sweetheart, Miss Ada Hubbell —Both Arrested. Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., March 11.—Patrick F. Cunningham, a guard at the prison, and Ada Hubbell, a woman of St. Paul,'find themselves in the Washington county jail charged with a crime which seems likely to land both of them as convicts in the penitentiary. They formed a plot to ef fect the escape from the prison of Eflward Leland, a notorious criminal, received from Minneapolis on Oct. 30. 1899, to serve a ten-year sentence for robbery in the first degree. The plans laid for the escape read like a novel and prove conclusively that the Hubbell woman is sharper than a razor, and that, like a spider weaving its web, she wove a spell around Cunningham, the guard, from which he could not escape. As a result he is in custody awaiting the time when he will be a prisoner in the very prison where for more than a year he had been the trusted guardian of con victs. Cunningham, it seems, refused the bribe first offered, but his natural greed and the glib language of the woman at last overcame his scruples and he consented to join the conspirators and be a medium of communication, and more, between L.e land and the woman. The First Feelers. Early in December Leland approached Cunningham and asked him if the key that unlocked the cells was the same that unlocked the doors leading to the yards. To this question Cunningham says he paid no attention, and a day or two later Le land asked him if he would like to make $100 or more in an easy manner. Cun ningham said he would not object if the business waa straight and above board, as, like others, he needed the money. Lelaud again broached the matter of the key that unlocked the cell room and said he wanted a key of that kind. Cunningham said he could give him no aid on a proposition of that character, and the interview closed. (.naril Meetn the Woman. Leland was nor discouraged, however, ami a few days later told the guard that a St. Paul woman wanted to see him and would meet him at a certain corner in that city. The guard fell into this trap, con sented to seek the woman, whom he did not know even by sight, and a little later went to St. Paul and met Miss Hubbell in the manner proposed by the convict. Miss Hubbell told Cunningham that she had $43» belonging to Leland whkh she wanted Cunningham to take charge of. Several other meetings took place between ihe pair, either in Si. Paul or Stiliwater, and very early In the game she broached the plan of the escape of Leland and of fered Cunningham various sums of money to take part. He was cold to her blandish ments at ihe outset, but in the end he succumbed and finally agreed to furnish the convict with a" key that would unlock the cell room door leading to the yard. The money was paid over to Cunningham in January and soon after he approached another guard, who has not yet been ap prehended, and asked him if he could se cure a key that would unlock the cell room. Cunningham agreed to pay $25 for such a key and finally secured a promise he should have it. The second guard soon after left the prison, but it is generally | believed that he carried on the conspiracy with Miss Hubbell in St. Paul. Eventually the key was turned over to Cunningham, but when he tested it on Sunday morning^ March 2, he found that it would not un lock the door and that the work up to that time had been practically fruitless. Leland was apprised of the situation in a note written by Cunningham, and the latter in the same manner of communication was advised to get materials with* which an impression of the key in uae could be TORTURED BY THE REBELS THEY KILL FRIEXDL.Y FILIPINOS Some Are Hurled Alive— Are Active Even Within Amer ican Territory. Manila, March 11.—The trial of the nine natives charged with murdering Quisim bing, president of Oalamba. because he was friendly to the Americans, discloses how the insurgents terrorized the natives even in the territory occupied by Ameri cans. Members of the secret society known as Minioducats systematically abducted and killed Filipinos favoring American rule. In two months the ("aiamba Mandoducats killed forty-nine native*. The victims usually were buried alive. Fear kept the people siif>nt. An officer, General Cailles, organized and directed the operations of the Mandlodu cairt in Calaaiba. Bynag and other towns in Laguna province. The ringleaders were arrested and many suspecis were held pending an investigation. The arrests ef fectually checked the operations of the Mandoducats. TAKE OFF WHEAT DUTY. Rome, .March 11.—At a meeting of 3.(KiO radicals and socialists, it was resolved to appeal to the government to abolish the duty on wheat. Salary a Million a Year ■BQP , ij" ■ ~ * . " ■ ***c For* Bun Special &>r»*<M. ... ■ • New York. March 11.—Instead of the modest $800,000 a year repotted as his remuneration for presiding over the affairs of the Unled States Steel corporation, Charles M. Schwab will draw a salary of $1,000,000. The figures were given authoritatively by one of the members of the steel combine. . ■ - Mr. Schwab's contract with, the corporation Is.for. five years. made. Cunningham accepted the commis sion and wrote back he would secure th« materials in St. Paul < oßDißgham'i Sadden Call. On Saturday last the guard exhibited a telegram to the warden which said that i-unninghanis sister was dying and that he must come at once if he wanted to see her alive. Cunningham asked for permission to go home and it waa accord ingly granted. Warden Wolfer had al ready become suspicious of Cunningham, and lost no time in preparing to stalk him. The warden had seen the Hubbell woman with the guard and he knew that after the chapel exercises a week before Cunning ham had met her and walked down the street with her. When Cunningham set out for St. Paul officers of that city were requested to watch him. He spent part of Thursday with the Hubbell woman and was also seen with several ex-convicts. A search warrant was secured about the same time, Cunningham's trunk waa searched and evidence of his connect ion with the conspiracy uncovered. It was also found that Cunningham had engaged a special box at the postofflee and had been receiving letters for Leland and him self, principally from the Hubtoell wom an. Cunningham was closely watched during Thursday, Friday and Saturday and was arrested Saturday afternoon on, an interurban car by J. S. Glennon. cell room keeper at the prison, who had been, sent out by the warden. The office in the twine shop, where Leland worked, was searched for evidence, but the only thing found was a lot of torn notes in a wastebasket. Some of these were carefully pasted together and their contents confirmed all sus picions. One from the guard and an other from the woman outlined all the plans of the conspiracy and what was to be done with Leland after he was once outside the prison wall. '•'"'• Women Arrented. Cunningham was brought here and locked up. but ell the details of the crime and the means taken to prove his guilt were care fully concealed until yesterday afternoon when Glennan arrived from St. Paul with two women, one of whom waa Miss Hub bell and the other Miss Sadie Cook of Minneapolis, Cunningham's sweetheart. It is not thought the latter had any share in the plot, but she will be held as a witness for the state and Is likely to be an im portant one, as she at once handed over a package to the officials and agreed to do what she could to aid them. This pack age contained putty, wax, plaster paris and other ingredients and was handed to her in St. Paul, in all probability by Miss Hub bell. Miss Cook says she had no suspi cion that Cunningham was Involved in a criminal conspiracy and her statement ia believed here. The ingredients were no doubt intended for use in making an im pression of the cell-room key. Miss Cook went to St. Paul with Officer Glennon and aided in the apprehension of Miss Hub bell. The latter is locked up awaiting a formal charge of conspiring to aid a con vict to escape. The penalty for such a crime is not more than seven years la prison, or a fine of $1,000, or both. County Attorney Nethaway is preparing the papers in the cases against Cunning ham and Miss Hubbell and the pre liminary examination will probably take place to-morrow or Wednesday. It is ex pected the second guard will be arrested in a few days. At the request of the warden the name of this man is withheld at this time. Cunningham's home is at Caledonia, Minn., and he is about 32 years of age. He comes from a good family, has al ways borne a good reputation and has had the esteem and confidence of his as sociates. He feel* his situation keenly and has broken down several times. Leland, the prisoner, has been * "trusty" for some time. He was clerk ia the twine shop and presidentof the Pierian Chautauqua Circle, li was planned that after he had reached the yard by means of the key that was to be furnished him. a. rope ladder would be in readines.-- «tt the south wall, in the rear of the warden's house. Here his sweetheart. Miss Hubbell, was to have a carriage and a new suit of clothes ready for him. FIRE AT IOWA UNIVERSITY .MEDICAL lit II DIM. IV ltl I\9 Building In Burned Within. Forty flve Mlnntei—Lou Is *KOO,OOO. lowa City. lowa, March 11.—Fire &*« stroyed the medical building of (he lowa state university at 2:30 o'clock this morn ing while the wind was blowing fifty mile* an hour. The building was a mass of ruins within forty-five minutes. The loss will reach $200,000. MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT \>v» llm to Vote on a Proposition to litue Bonilii. Special to The Journal. New L'lni. Minn., March 11.—The citjr council has decided to submit to the elec- ■ tors a proposition to vote on the issuing $30,000 in bonds for the purpose of build ing a municipal electric light plant. SPANISH GUNBOAT WRECKED. Madrid, March 11.—It ia reported that th« gunboat Ponre de Leon baa been wrecked on the bar at Huelva. The cruiser Nueva Eapaua has gone to her assistance.