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SNOW AND ICE STORM Worst of the Season North of Grand Rapids in Michigan. TRAIN DERAILED BY THE SNOW Rivera Are KUine iv Obio ami IViiiiMvlvHiilH and Flood U Feared. Grand Rapids. Mich., March 12.—Reports received at the office of the Grand Rapids a Indiana and the Pere Marquette rail ways in this lily thow that the worsi snow and ice storm of the season has pre vailed since yesterday afternoon ou the lines of these roads north of Grand Rap ids. Trains from toe north due last night are arriving from four to twelve hours late. A pessenger train ou the Kit Rapids di vision of the Pere Marquette VII derailed by the crusted snow but no uue was in jured. SKELETONS WASHED ll* llcuv> Itniii Urines to I.iulit a Fur- gotten HuryiiiK (Jrouml. New Haven, Conn., March 12—The heavy downpour near Edgewocd Park in this city uncovered an unknown cemetery on ground ■which for fiftj years had been used for other purposes. At least a score of skele tons were exposed to view. It is believed thai The skeletons are' those of paupers buried perhaps yixty years ago, DANGER OF FLOOD Rh'er« in Ohio mid Pennsylvania r Are Hi«iim. Warren, Ohio, March 12. —The Mahoning river res lied its highest point of the sea pon last night and i.x still rising. The Mil lei and Xeal flour mill and the bar de partment of the American Steel Hoop com pany ;;?■, flooded, and work is stopped. In the Rats many houses are surrounded by Vrater and the ouupants are taken out in boats. * Philadelphia, March 12.Reports re ceivfti to -..as from towns along the Sus • jitichanna aud SL'huylklll rivers, state that all danger of a flood has passed. At York, Laueasttr, Harrisburg, Reading, Bethle hem, ten town and Easion, the water is falling rapidly. At Wrightville, on the £u>quehairea river the water is rising ' slowly, but no ice gorges have formed on the river. Barren in the lee. TcledQ. Ohio, Mar.-ii 12.—The ice in the Maumee river broke up last night ami started for the lake, carrying with it two tig steam barges, the Gilehrist and the jMarquette. A gorge formed at the city Bid? •■: the Wheeling & Lake Erie railway bridge and the two vessels are jammed in the lee not far from the bridge. The bridge Joggtiier with tee boats and their valuable cargoes, will be in great danger when the jam breaks up. BIG BREWERY IS WRECKED KXPI.OSIOV OF TKK l(M)Ki:it Two Are Killed—lSrukeiiiau Knocked •; From a Train,' Beheaded by an Kii&iuo. . McKeesport, Pa.. March 12.—The Me .Keesport brewing plant, valued at §100,- QOQI, was completely destroyed to-day by nn explosion of the cooker. Two persons were killed and two w?re injured by the collapse of the building, and one man is > missing. Another man, who was stand- | ing on a freight ear watching the rescu ers ac work, was knocked down from the car aod was beheaded by a passing engine. The dead are: Will Fierkle, watchman; Matthew Marr, brewer; James Freeman, brakeman. One wall of the brewery fell on the Spencer dwelling. Patrick Spencer was badly crushed and may die. His wife was cut and br.uised, but not dangerously hurt. James Carbaugh, an employe of the National Tube company, who was seen in the vicinity just before the explosion, is missing. The cause of the explosion is not known. MICHIGAN MAN DEAD C. T. (iorhuiii, Minister to The HufilM- I n dor Brut . Marshall, Mich., March 12.— C. T. Gor iiam, minister to The Hague under Presi dent Grant, and assistant secretary of the Interior under Zachary Chandler, "died in, this city last night from paralysis. Mr. Gorham, who was 89 years of age, was one of the oldest bankers in Michigan. IMMIGRANTS FOR S. D. Special Train t.omls for Dongla«, Hand and Other < omit Special to The Journal. Yankton, S. D., March 12.—Special trains are coming into South Da kota almost daily. One train of eighteen cars of people and their effects, seeking new homes, is reported as having arrived in Douglas county. Another train of * thirty-two people, with household goods, larrning implements, horses, catile, etc' stopped in Hand county, several purchas ing land there, and others going iuto al joining counties. Real estate men report business very brisk, and expect many more land seekers to come soon. " I lingered between life and death." diagnosed my case as uterine trouble tending to dropsy. Medicine seemed to do me no good. I lingered between life and death for quite a while, every day growing weaker until I could not walk across the room. My friends were look ing for my death every minute. A friend wrote and told me about Dr. R.V. Pierce, and I at once wrote to him for medical advice. He replied immediately, giving me full instructions as to what to do. I at once followed his advice, and when I had taken his medicine about a week I felt a good deal stronger. When I had taken it about one month I felt as strong as Ido to-day. I took four bottles of each kind and two vials of ' Pleasant Pellets.' Many thanks for the medicine, It has permanently cured me." CHINA WILL GIVE IN Russian Manchurian Agreement Will Be Signed Soon. AMERICAN COMMERCIAL RIGHTS Administration 1* Already Looking Ont for the Protection of Trade. M*mr York Swat Snmclnl Sorvlca. Peking, March 12.—1t is understood that the Chinese commissioners will sigu the iigreemeut respecting Manchuria with Russia within ten days. The Chinese re spect a strong and determined neighbor, though her demands injure. Chiua. They prefer to grant favors to such a power rather than to others professedly generous, but whose object is uuceriain. China is convinced that no power is really friendly with her. Hence she yields to necessity. believing thai the advantage granted Russia is better than an attempt at re sistance. The site for the new American legation, whose purchase has been authorized by the American government, is in the south west section of the international legation quarter, adjoining the city wall. It will require special measures of defense, which means an additional expense If the exten sive plan of fortification contemplated is approved. The other legations insist that all share in the expense of the fortifica tion in proportion to the space and posi tions occupied. The American military contingent is taking the first, steps to evacuate the city. A iarge part of the electric apparatus has been removed from the temple of agri culture. PROTECT TRADE RIGHTS I niled States In .Not Overlooking' Manchuria Interests. New York Sun Spooial Service Washington, March 12. —Positive denial is made at the state department of the story that the United States government had made a protest against Russian eu >voii'-hmeuts in Manchuria. No circular note urging concerted action by the pow ers to resist aggression- by Russia or any Other power has been issued by this gov ernment. While accepting the Russian disclaimer ■ of any purpose to occupy Manchuria per i inanently, the administration is already : taking measures for the protection of l American trade in that province. Through out the negotiations the president and j Secretary Hay haw not lost sight of the necessity of insisting upon preservation of I i lie "open dcor." Being never sure that j the negotiations could be concluded vvith- I out precipitating the partition of China, j the administration has been prepared to ! make * prompt agreement with any power j seizing teritory that would protect Ameri i can trade. Accepting Russia's explanations, not withstanding the doubt cast upon them by the British press, it has been suggested ;hat the United States submit an agree ment to the powers, including Russia, which will establish forever the free char acter of the port of Newehwarig. This is now being considered. AI'PEAL TO THE POWERS ttUKKiu Threatens to I'm tlte Screw* on the Chiue.se. London, March 12. —The Times pub lishes a dispatch from Shanghai, March 11, saying: "It is reported on trustworthy authority that Russia has notified China that, unless the Manchurian convention is signed at an early named date, she will withdraw the convention and substitute harder terms in its place. •'Li Hung Chang declares that he is powerless to resist and has appealed to the United States. Great Britain. Germany and Japan to intervene in China's behalf." '"It is likely that the powers will oppose the schemes of Russia," says the Peking correspondent of the Morning Post, writ ing Sunday. "The situation is regarded as very gloomy. Even the Chinese pleni potentiaries declare openly that interven tion by the powers is not desirable unless they are prepared to back up their pro tests." There are reports that in .the province of Shang Si that the Chinese are constructing fortifications and mobilizing large bodies of troops to resist an advance of the allies. Ql AIITER MILLION LOSS lJuinaK'e to I'reKbyterian Missions in < hi mi I>>- the Boxers*. San Francisco. March 12. — Rev. Arthur L. Brown, secretary of the Presby terian board of foreign missions, is on the way to the orient. Dr. Brown was pastor of the First Presbyterian church at. Portland, Oregon, before he was appointed io his present position, six years ago. He estimates the loss of the Presby terian missions in China, owing to the Boxer outbreak at a quarter of a million dollars, and he says that no extortionate demands for the settlement will be made. XIXETV-SIX ON THE LIST But Only Six of Them Are Slated for Execution. Peking, March 12. — Regarding more punishment of the Chinese connected with the Boxers there is strenuous opposition among the ministers* against demanding many more heads, but a list containing the names of ninety-six minor officials, will soon be presented to Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang urging that they be tried for complicity in the outrages and pun ished in such manner as the Chinese see fit, except six men who, the ministers think, should be executed. Kl>ll)i:\ I> PROTEST Americans and BritiHh Oppose Man- churia Agreement. Shanghai, March 12. —The American and British China associations have cabled to their institutions at Washington and Lon don urging that protests be made against the Russian-Chinese Manchurian treaty and it is understood here that the Ger mans have taken similar action. It is said that Chang-Chi-Tung, viceroy of Hankow, will open treaty ports on. the Yangtsekiang below Wochang. Rockhill Not the Miniater. Washington, March 12.—The following ca blegram was received yesterday at the state department, from Minister Conger: •'I leave Peking to-day for America. Squires left in charge." It appears that Mr. Rockhill is not in any sense the successor of Mr. Conger at Peking at this time, but simply a special commis sioner, limited in his functions to the nego tiations with tlie Chinese government and the other ministers for a settlement of the troubles growing out of the Boxer uprising. HANCOCK IS IN Tranaport Bring;* the Tbir;. ;;, Vol- unteer Infantry. San Francisco, March 12. —The transport Hancock arrived to-day with the Thirtieth volunteer infantry, and has been sent to quarantine. Travels of a Baby's Shoe Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., March 12.—A baby's shoe that haa visited many cities in the northwest and other parts of the country by reason of extensive travels over ex press lines, has turned up at the office of the American Express company in this city and will again be started on its travels from here. The shoe is pretty well worn, and is covered with tags showing the different places to which it has been sent. Various inscriptions decorate these tags, some of the agents having woed the poetic muse in their efforts. One of the best is the following: This little shoe must have a pull with some high muckey-muck, Or else it has what we might call a good deal of horse luck; , It has a pass on every road in every old nation. Oh, wouldn't I like to be that shoe when I take my vacation. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL 1. HAY TREATY DEAD Negotiations With England Are Not Likely to Be Resumed. CONGRESS WILL MAKE NEXT MOVE Resolution Will Be Passed Abroga ting the t laj ton-Bulvrer Treaty. Kmw York Sun Saacfm/ Smrvloo, Washington, March 12.—The action of Great Britain iv refusing to accept the senate amendments to the Hay Paunee fote treaty means probably an end to all negotiations looking to the modification or abrogation of the • Otayton-Bulwer traty. The governments of Great Britain and the United States are now in dead lock. The Hay-Pauncefote treaty is dead, as the time for its ratification expired on the 4th of March. Secretary May is not disposed to renew negotiations with Great Britain. Indeed, it is difficult to see how he can do so with any expectation of producing a treaty acceptable both to Great Britain and to the senate. At tht beginning of the new congress, a resolution will be introduced abrogating the Clayton-Bulwer treaty outright and unless there is a complete revolution in the sentiment of the senate between now and December, such a resolution will be adopted with hardly any opposition. It is predicted that ii will be passed by the house with a two-thirds majority, and much as the president may deprecate that way of doing business, he will hardly go so far as to veto a resolution expressing practically the unanimous feeling of con gress. Shoud Great Britain object to the abro gation of the treaty, she would be help less unless she were willing to make the matter a cause for war, which nobody expects for a moment. £N(iLA\U IS WAITING •Foreign Office Expects More Treaty - Negotiation*!. London, March 12.—The foreign office of ficials say that Great Britain's reply on the canal treaty invites further proposals from the United States. The foreign office understands that something; of this sort is already contemplated in Washington. It confidently expects further negotia tions and hopes for a satisfactory con clusion, though this does not lessen its insitsence on the integrity of the Clay ton-Bulwer treaty until both signatories consent to its abrogation. ->.;. TO PERMIT POLYGAMY EVAXS' BILL PASSES I TAH HOI SE Secret Lectures Have Been Delivered to Young' Women I rgiiib' Plural Marriage. Salt Lake, Utah, March 12.—The Utah house by a vote of 25 to 17 has passed the Evans bill wboee object is to restore and continue polygamy in Utah. The bill has passed the senate. During the past year secret lectures to young women on the necessity of polygamy have been delivered in this city. In the country the talk has been more open. What course the governor will take is simply guess work, but every indication is that he will permit the bill to become the law. HILL ADVISES CAUTION CONCILIATE Bl SINESS INTERESTS Deniurratic Party. He Say*, Mu«t Stand for Maintaining the National Credit. Baltimore. March 12.—The Crescent Democratic club celebrated its twenty ninih anniversary last night. Former President Grover Cleveland wrote in part as follows: I am convinced that if our party is to gain its old prestige and tecome again a strong and vigorous organization, feared by its ene mies and inspiring the devotion of its rank and tile, i: must first of all things, itself be come truly, honestly and consistently demo cratic. Ex-Senator David B. Hill wrote: In this time of dire defeat, when the shouts of the victorious hosts of plutocracy, com mercialism and imperialism at their recent inaugural festivities at the national capital are still ringing in our ears, we should re member that the darkest hour is just before the dawn of day. I am sure that a majority of the American electorate will not be satis fied with the continued rule of radicalism, extravagance and corruption. But we mist not deceive ourselves. The people will not restore the democratic party to power until they are satisfied that we will give them better government than our op ponents. The people want a safe and con servative administration of public affairs. There must be no question of our intention to fearlessly maintain the national credit under any and all circumstances. We should conciliate rather than antagonize the great business interests of the country and this can easily be accomplished without the surender of a single essential party prin ciple. BETTER THAN NEBRASKA Bryan'* Comment on the Election Result in Xevr York. New York, March 12.— W. J. Bryan called upon Mayor Van Wyck yesterday. Said Mr. Bryan as he left the city hail: 1 was very well pleased with the result in New York last fall. All things con sidered, It did better than any section of the country; certainly better than my own state. HARVARD MEMORIAL TABLETS. Cambridge, Mass., March 12.—The commit tee of under fcraduates and graduates of the Harvard university has selected ten. names for memorial tablet 3in the hall of the new University club building. They are: John Adams, .lames Russell Lowell, Louis Agassi. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Warren, Cot ton Mather, Joseph Story, Benjamiu Pierce, Edward Everet, Asa Gray, Charles Sumner, and Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard college. SPEARFISH PREPARING TO BOOM. Special to T.ie Journal. Spearfish, S. D., March 12.—There will be a building boom in this city this year. At present there is not an empty dwelling house to be found. T. N. Matthews & Son will commence immediately the erection of "he two-story brick store, with a seventy-five foot front. The upper floor will be used for an opera-house. The city is rapidly fill ing up with families who are sending their children to the state normal. VENERABLE WOMAN" DEAD. Special to The Journal Benson, Minn.. March 12.—Mrs. Daniel Johnson, the venerable mother of A. U. Johnson, -was buried to-day. She would have reached 80 year 3on the 2Tih. The immedi ate cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis, sustained last Wednesday. TWOSTOCKMENDEAD Wisconsin Men in a Wreck on the Northwestern Near Chicogo. FREIGHT AND A STOCK TRAIN Of the Eight Injured One More Will Probably Die—Freight Crew Blamed. Chicago, March 12.—A rear-end colli sion between a time freight and stock train on the Chicago & North-Western road at Arlington Heights early to-day killed two men and injured four. bead— OTTO SCHMIPT, stockman, Palatine, 111. IU ST ' BLOCK, stockman, Johusou Creek, Wis. Injured— James 11. Wilson, Fort Atkinson. Wits. t>. \\. Worthington, Oak Center, Wis Charles Stoller, Janesville, Wis., probably Ed Weber, Riehwood, Wis. W. H Stevens, Sharon, Wis. J. Brush, member of stock train crew; se rious. — Johnson, member of stock train crew, serious. J. W. Worthy. Oak C.-nter, Wis., severe. Th.c stock train had stopepd at Arlington Heights to take on two cars of stock, when the time freight from St. Paul crashed into the caboose, which was occupied by four teen stockmen traveling with their stock. The engineer and the fireman of the freight jumped and escaped injury, but the stockmen, many of whom were asleep, were caught. A large lot of the stock was killed The fire alarm bell of the village was rung and in a short time the volunteer company succeeded in putting out the fire. In the meantime the stock cars were opened and some of the frightened animals escaped. An official statement alleges the accident was due to gross carelessness of the orew of the freight train. GET TRUTH ABOUT CUBA SENATOR PROCTOR INVESTIGATES It In UnderHtood That He Is Making the Trip for President MeKinley. Xew York, March 12.—Senator Redfield Proctor of Vermont, it is said, has gone to Cuba. According to a special from Wash ington to the Herald, his visit is taken to mean that the administration is not en tirely satisfied with the official reports it is getting regarding the sentiment on the island toward the United States. Reports of systematic agitation in the island do not accord with dispatches the war department has been receiving from General Wood, the military governor, and from Horatio S. Rubens, who has a civil office under the military government. Dispatches the president has received within the last twenty-four hours lead him to believe the Cubans will accept in its en tirety the proposition made by congress. DAMS GO OUT Xine People in the Water, but Only One Is Lost. Jfie Tone Sun Special Service Providence, R. 1., March 12.—The two dams at Wanskuek known as the Canada and Randall dams, burst yesterday, car rying away two wooden buildings contain ing nine persons, all of whom have been accounted for excepting one, Emily Whim pey. who probably drowned. When the upper Canada dam gave way, the flood came down with a rush and swept away the Randall dam within a few minutes. Over this dam were two wood en buildings, wfcich were crushed in the flood. The victims of the flood clung to rafts, trees and whatever else came within reach, and the firemen, with ropes tied around their bodies, waded into the dam and rescued all but one. Miss Emily Whimpey and a man were carried down the stream on a raft. They caught in a wire fence. A heavy timber struck her in the back of the neck and she was carried under. The man was saved. MOORE'S TELEGRAPH Government'!* Experiments Along; the Atlantic Coast. Washington, March 12. —Secretary Wil son of the agricultural department is pushing the wireless telegraphy experi ments along the Virginia and North Caro lina coasts. Professor Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, says: The most efficient method of long-distance transmission has been found to be from wire cylinders. From these cylinders it is ex pected to cover a magnetic field of not less than 000 miles. The stations are at Hatteras and at Roa noke island in the Pamlico sound, North Carolina. Cape Henry will be the third sta tion. The two remote stations will be IJ7 miles apart. RIOTS IN SPAIN Police Are Attacked at Ripoll, and One Man Ih Killed. Madrid, March 12. —There were riots yes terday at Ripoll, province of Gerona. The windows of several stores and houses were shattered with stones and the police were attacked desperately. A man \>as shot dead and three others were injured. JAPS REPLACE STRIKERS Colorado Company Bring** Them From the Pacific Coast. Denver, March 12.—The Colorado Fuel & Iron company is importing Japanese miners to fill the places of strikers in its New Mexico mines, and in Colorado. They are brought from the Pacific coast. 5* CIGAR l^'cr^^^^^^^^^^^- and •it • has • been '■■• admitted I I ' : t^%^::. k%^^^ that • the - other • planets • would! I smoke •it • too, if * y?e * could • send •it> to • them. ««gjam i I THE BEST SMOKE ON EARTH. Iry-a-f©w^^^^^. i I and •be • convinced • v ;"" . „ /^ll qealers . , /.,^' ,^^^^pi ESCAPE IN A TRUNK Leland's Plans Contemplated It if Others Failed. SHOE SHOP DRIVER APPROACHED John Roberta, «v Kx-Guaril. Impli cated by Cunningham and Arrested. RpecUl to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., March 12.—John Rob erts, ex-guard, at the penitentiary, who is "alleged to be involved with Cunning ham and Miss Hubbell in the conspiracy to free Convict Edward Leland, was ar rested in Minneapolis last night and; brought to this city and locked up. Cun ningham made a confession late yester day afternoon, and thqugh the story that he tells has not been made public, it is positively known that he connects Rob erts Jn a moat damaging manner with the plot. Roberts to-day telegraphed Attor ney Nye of Minneapolis to defend him, and Miss Hubbell has retained Attorney Garrity, also of Minneapolis. The state has not yet prepared the papers and the examination may not be entered upon until Thursday. Driver Could Hot Be Bribed. There is a gradual accumulation of evi dence going to show that the plot to lib erate Leland was no ordinary one, and that the convict himself is a more des perate man than has been realized. This evidence indicates that a number of schemes were on foot and that it was the intention if one failed to resort to some other.' It was ascertained this morning from reliable sources other than the warden that Roberts, some time ago, approached the driver for W. B. and W. G. Jordan of the prison shoe shops, and offered him ?300 if he would take Leland out of the yards and the town in a trunk. This could have been done easily, but the driver would not listen to the proposi tion, it is expected he will be an impor tant witness against Roberts. The trunk scheme was perfectly feasible if Leland could have secured a confed erate. The proprietors of the shoe shop frequently send out trunks of samples for traveling men, and the plan was for Leland to be locked in one of these and thus make his escape. Miss Sadie Cook is no longer in custody, and no formal charge will be made against her. Leland has been placed in punishment and his grade reduced and privileges taken away. The conspiracy will cost him dearly, as well as those who suc cumbed to his craft. It is not expected any further arrests will be made. \'o Other Coirviet Involved. The report that other convicts beside Le land were to be liberated is pronounced false in Cunningham's confession, Le lanrt being the only one who was to profit by the work of Cunningham, Roberts and Miss Hubbell. The second confession made by Cunningham verifies practically all that has been said, but comes more strongly with reference to the guilt of Roberts, who while here was Cunningham's friend and companion. Another feature of the affair is that Leland has for some time carried on a system of thieving from the shoe shops. Cunningham's trunk was searched and many pairs of shoes stolen for him by Leland, who was at one time employed in the shoe shops, were found. Dai-ling- Gave a Tin. It was Dan P. Darling, the abstract clerk sent from Minneapolis some five months ago, who revealed the plot. He did so to protect himself. With Leland he was employed in the office of the shoe contractor. One day the contractor, W. G. Jordan, left the office for the purpose of looking after some other matters. Le land slipped over to the safe and with drew the key to the cash box. He made an impression in a cake of soap and replaced the key. Darling urged him to destroy the impression but he refused. Leland informed him he had one of the guards "fixed" and was about to take French leave of the institution, and that when he departed he intended to have some cash with him. Darling, v.ho had an application for a parole before the board of managers, real ized that if there was any shortage in the cash, he as well as Leland, would be suspected. He therefore suggested to Contractor Jordan that he "turn the key in his cash box, break it off and get a new lock." Of course there had to be other explanations. The result was that Leland was removed to the office of the twine department. SERVED I\ THE PHILIPPI>ES Roberts Well Known to Thirteenth Boys—Record at Stillwater. The attempted jail delivery at Still water in which Edward Leland, sentenced to ten years for robbery, was to gain his liberty, has created a sensation at police headquarters. The department has been aware of the developments in the case since Saturday. The arrest last evening of John N. Roberts, living at 2521 Cedar avenue, by Detective Bahan for alleged complicity in the "get-away," was the first intimation that the public had that the department were engaged on the matter. Mr. Roberts was formerly a guard at Stillwater and has always borne a good reputation. He was a graduate of the state university as a chemist, and en listed in the Thirteenth Minnesota for the Philippines, holding the position of bugler in the regiment. It is claimed that Rob erts has been the principal in forming the plans for the escape of Leland. and the other guard, Cunningham, merely Roberts' tool. Roberts left Stillwater after a serv ice of only four months. He declares he left of his own volition, but those in a position to know say that he was too fa vorable to prisoners in the matter of passing letters to and fro with their friends on the outside. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets. 25c. i'UKSDAY EVENING, MARCH 12. 1901. 3> $ New Hats for Spring I§ $ Buy your New Hat here, where you'll find the largest assortment of Spring "1901" styles in the city. We take cdre tcrgive you just the right shape to suit your face and height, for no one style is becoming to every man. We have all the fashionable shapes. Derbyso ! Soft Hals. The "Grand Due" The Earrington, Kaiser, the Miller, Stetson, Guyer, Livonia, and all the and the new taper crown newest novelties in Golf Boston Derby. Hats. The 8., K. 4 Co. "Special" $2.50 Hats In Derby, Fedora, and the New Golf styles, are equal to, if not better than any $3.00 hats shown elsewhere. Spring 1901 Suits & Topcoats are 7'eady CLEARING THE COUNTRY COL. PITCHER GETS li.OUO HORSES j Gen. De Wet In Reported to Be \ortu of Brandfort, Orange Riv er Colony. Bloemfontein, March 11.—Colonel Pil eher'a column has cleared the country of Boers between this place and the Orange river. The column has arrived here bringing in thirty-three prisoners and 3,000 horses. DE WET HEAR BHA.VDFORT Kitchener Says Kuin interfers With the Movement of Troop*. LonJon, March 12.—A dispatch from Gen. Kitchener, dated Pretoria, March 12, Bays: "General De Wet is north of Brandfort (Orange River Polony). Continuous rains have iuterefered with the movements of the troops in Cape Colony. Two bands of Boers are being hunted among the hills by troops under Gorringe, Delisle, Grenfell and Henniker." Prisoners at (alentta. Calcutta, March 12.—Tne government is pre- i paring for the possible arrival of J.OoO Boer ! prisoners, who will be located in batche3 of j a thousand. PASSES SECOND READING RAILWAY BILL ADVANCED A STEP Straight Party Division Iteeorded— Ex-Premier Macdonald Makes a Sensational Statement. Winnipeg, Man., March 12.—The bill ratifying the contracts between the Mani toba government and the Northern Pacific and Canadian Northern railway, passed its second reading in the ' legislature last night, 23 to ii. It was a purely party di vision, several members of the opposition being absent. Sir Hugh John Macdonald. ex-premier of Manitoba, when questioned regarding his railway contract with James P. Mac- Donald & Co. of New York, which Mr. Greenway in the legislature exposed as a secret deal by Mr. Macdonald, said the story was one of corruption in polities of a most startling nature. The agent employed by the New York company was George Leary, a prominent conservative of this city, who acted on "commission.*" as Mr. Macdonald ex pressed the American idea of. negotiations. "The contract with James P. Mac Donald had been completed," said the ex-premier, "when I was informed of a scheme be tween other 'intermediary' agents, where by $50,000 was pledged to buy up the j members of the legislature and 'Croker' the deal through the house. Each of the ! four was to receive $10,000 clear for his ! part in the scheme. lat once became sus picious and delayed negotiations with James P. Mac Donald until I could ascer tain the truth of this story. "I had the matter sifted to the bottom and unearthed a mass of political corrup tion of which I do not care to give the de tails. By the time the whole matter was proved 1 found it tqo late jn the session to bring down my railway bill and it was left over." ST. PAUL MAN'S LOSS Frank Piper Interested in Archer Start*!* Works, Burned Yesterday. Kankakee. 111.. March 12.—The Anchor Starch company's factory, just north of this city, burned last night, involving a loss of $325,000. Louis Ruel. an employe, was badly burned. The fire was caused by an explosion of the large grinders, from combustion due to wet starch and iron nails. The Anchor Starch- company was incor porated last May for $300,000. Frank Piper of Sc. Paul was one of the lncor porators. Piles Cared Without the Knife. Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pile 3. Your druggist will refund your money if PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure you. 50 eta. CONFIDING Call |f|||| Oi-D :rft Docior H" v^l /"Am''. To whom you can tell fl!Dl **&J or write your private jm*\~**-JfL personal ailments in j&tnlj-w/XdH^^. perfect confidence. 7g& they will l>« kept in ','' y& ■. -JBfr > strict secfet. . t; MEN AND WOMEN : Suffering from any of the 'following ailments are invited to Call or write: • :t :a If inNFY and Wilder Troubles, Stomach, . •*''"?.*• i - Liver. Heart and Lung affections 'successfully treated. ■ Catarrh/ Dyspepsia, Constipation. Piles, Swellings, -Inflamma tions and Sores cured. PRIVATE DISEASES Gonorrhoea cured rmvAiE uiacHOCd ln flve davsvV i th . oat Injections; Gleet, the discharge quickly stopped and Injury fully repaired; Stricture cured without cutting or burning; Yaricocele reduced and cured; Blood Poison (Syphilitic) cured In less time than at the Hot Springs.' WEAK MEN Suffering from evil effects lffcil'* "•»••• of youthful indiscretions, later excesses, nervous debility, lost vitality, failing memory, unfltne.ss to marry .'unnatur al discharges. NOT SICK, but working every day, are speedily and permanently cured. Consultation and Examination Free. Plain envelopes used and no medicine sent ('.<>. [>.; unless ordered. Everything strictly confidential. Private entrance 102 Third street S. opposite postofiice. - Minneapolis Private Institute, . i MINNE.-. OLIS, MINN.' Also open evenings from 7 to 8:30. Shoes Repaired. We wa,nt to do your shoe repairing. We have four of the best workmen in the city and furnish them with the best materials. Our prices are as low as. you pay elsewhere for less worthy work. We look after the little things carefully. We also make shoes to order on the premises. -'- Rubber Heels— g" €% _ put on while you wait, fj §§[■ -the best .... '. . '.-..'. '.'.*■■'..' r*7.r^r.^z. wHomeTrad^^ ; m Shoe Store 2|& GROWING INTKRBST IN CREAMERIES. Special to The Journal ■ Fairniount, N. .D, March 12 —A subject of great importance in this vicinity this sprlag is the organization cf creamery associations. These industrial enterprises have proven a great success at Hankinson. Lidgerwood, For ruan and other points.—Miss Anthony Allen of. this place is at Rochrster, Minn., under going treatment. She hia lor years been a gr^at. sufferer. —Miss May Carter, who has been sick with typhoid pneumonia, is con valescent. —Ten property owners received damages from insurance companies oti ac count of the iecent lire. —Mrs. Hurly, wife of Editor Hurly of Forman, is reported dan gerously ill of diphtheria. SOLD WITHOUT LICENSE. Special to The Journal. Black River Falls, Wis.. March 12.—Bert Owens of Merrillau whs brought down last night and taken before Justice Livingstone, charged with selling liquor without a license. He admitted his guilt and was fined $6u and cost, amounting to nearly $75. Pat Yeon oi" the same place was also charged ■with the same offense, but will stind trial —The re vival meeting under Rev. Mr. Jaqul?h, closed last night with satisfactory results.