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Rumors Regarding Mexican
Report That He Is Dying From
Poison Is Repeated.
But Another Report Say* That He
1* Completely Restored
to Health. I
Maw York Sun Soaolml Servfcm.
Mexico CHy, Mexico, March 13.—Rumors
that President Diaz is insane have been
rife In the city ever since the president
hurriedly left the capital two months ago
without giving any official notice of his
It is now pretty generally believed he
was hurried out of the city by those close
to him to keep from the public the fact
that his mind was badly affected. To lull
suspicion it was given out that he had
gone to the wilds of the state Guerrero on
a hunting trip. There were those who re
marked that it was strange that the presi
dent should go on a second hunting trip
when he had but recently returned from
one. *
Shortly after the departure of the presi
dential party for Guerrero it was whis
pered that the president was not well.
Then came the report that he was dan
gerously ill, and a few days later it began
to be whispered around the city that he
w.ii insane.
The president's malady takes the form
of a great dread that some one is going to
kill him, and he believes that assassins
are hidden in his winter residence here,
the castle of Chapultepec.
It In Said He Feels .Not the Slightest
1 Imposition.
A* v York Sun Special Service
Austin, Texas, March 13.—A dispatch
from Cuernavaca, Mexico, says:
President Diaz is much annoyed by the
persistent reports in circulation in this
country and the United States that he is
ill. He has authorized the announce
ment that he is simply taking an outing
for the purpose of recuperating, and that
he has been so greatly benefited since
leaving the high altitude of the City of
Mexico, a few weeks ago, that he does
not feel the slightest indisposition.
It is also authoritatively stated that
the public business of the chief execu
tive's department is conducted by Minister
of Finance Jose Ives Limantour and that
the report that there are several thousand
official documents wailing the president's
signature is erroneous. Mr. Limantour
has full authority under the constitution
to sign all such documents in the absence
of the president, and he is doing so.
Mexican President Is Said to Be
Near Death.
•>>«•' York Sun StKicia? Service.
El Paso. Texas, March 13. —According to
reports received here and published in
El Paso papers, both Spanish and Ameri- :
can, the end of President Diaz of Mexic»
Is approaching. a pro-Spanish paper
The story of the slow poisoning of
President Diaz is not only possible, but
extremely probable, and that to the action
of the poison are due the frequent attacks
of delirium, with which the president has
been affected for some time. These are
also the identical symptoms which pre
ceded the death by slow poisoning of
General Luis Meyer y Teran.
Fully 5,000 People Watch a Lynch-
ing at Corsicana, Tex.
HtiNiuexH Suspended in the Town
While the Negro I* Burned
at the Stake.
Corsicana, Texas, March 13.—John Hen
derson, colored, who brutally assaulted
and murdered Mrs. Younger, a farmer's
wife, living just outside this city, several
days ago, was burned to death in the
courthouse square here at noon. A writ
ten confession, attested by Justice Rob
erts, was secured from the prisoner. Five
thousand people witnessed the burning.
Henderson was captured yesterday
near Hillsboro, after a long chase. He
was trailed by bloodhounds from the
Younger homestead. The officers started
with him for Fort Worth. When the
train reached Itaska, a party of Younger's
friends overpowered the guards and
hustled Henderson from the train. He
was taken across the prairie forty-five
miles, to Corsicana, where he was placed
in jail, to prevent the infuriated citizens
from tearing him to pieces.
A committee was appointed to see him
and to pass upon his guilt. He made a
written confession that he had murdered
an "unknown white lady three miles
north of Corsicana, March 6."
It was decided to burn the prisoner at
the stake at 2 p. m.. but news was re
ceived that troops had been started from
Dallas, and the execution was hurried. A
railroad rail was driven into the ground
in the corner of the courthouse square.
Boxes and dry timber were piled around
it and saturated with oil.
"Just before noon about forty men
rushed from the Jail across the square.
In their midst was Henderson, handcuffed.
The men formed a circle to prevent the
crowd from tearing him away. The negro
was fastened to the rail with wire and
chains. Cans of oil were emptied over
his clothing, and dozens of lighted matches
touched the inflammable material. The
fire alarm was rung and the stores of the
city were deserted as their occupants
rushed to the square.
Just as the pile was fired, Conway
Younger, husband of the murdered woman,
jumped at Henderson and. slashed him
across the face with a knife. At no time
did Henderson make any outcry other
than an occasional groan.
Spellman, Ga., March 13—The body of
Sherman Harris, colored, was found to
day swinging from a tree six miles from
here. He was accused of killing Sidney
King, a mercahnt, yesterday
Senator Gamble has recommended the e«
Failure of the River and Har
bor Bill.
Reservoirs Will Be as Effective as
,j Last Season.
Applications for i.. ./ Place* Will
Mot Have Much of a
Show. .
From TTik Journal Bureau, Itootn 45, Tost
Building, Washington.
Washington, March 13. —The opinion of
the engineers of the war department is not
entirely in accord with the gloomy views
taken in the northwest over the defeat of
the river and harbor bill. In The Jour
nal recently a local article was published
pointing out the bad results which would
ensue in the northwest by reason of the
failure of the bill. The item of $300,000
for reservoir and other work near the
headwaters of the Mississippi was espe
cially in the mind of the writer of the ar
ticle and it was pointed out that untold in
jury was likely to be done the logging and
milling interests of Minnesota. I laid the
article before the army engineering de
partment, and here is the substance of
what I was told:
Of course, it would have been much better,
In our judgment, had the river and harbor
bill passed, but its failure will probably not
seriously embarrass any section of the coun
try. In the northwest, for example, while
there will be some delay in certain reservoir
improvements, we think that published re
ports greatly exaggerate the difficulty.
Congress never has gone so long •without
a river and harbor bill. The last one was
passed two years ago. Another year will
elapse, making a total of three, before an
other one can be passed. But at the same
time, the river improvements in the north
west have not been stopped. There has been
enough monay on hand to care for all of the
really important work, the most of which has
been under continuing contracts.
So far as the survey of flooded lands is
concerned, it would, of course, be a business
proposition to complete it as soon as possible,
but the delay for another twelve-month will
not interfere with any legitimate develop
ment of the territory affected. As for the
old reservoirs, it would be well to have them
replaced by new and permanent ones at an
early date, but a delay of a year is not
going to break anybody up in business or
cause any serious annoyance.
The logging next summer can be carried
on just as well as last summer. The dams
and reservoirs are In just as good condition
now as they were then. So far as Leech
lake is concerned, plans have been submitted
to the department for a short coffer dam,
which will make available new sluice ways.
The logging at Leech lake will not be inter
fered with in any serious way.
Of course, this department has always
advocated finishing the reservoir work
promptly. It is cheaper than the old dilatory
plan so frequently followed by congress, and
is more business-like. But if congress pre
fers to stick to its old plan, nobody can
prevent it. The work will cost more and
will be a longer time in being completed,
but in the meantime there will be no whole
sale destruction of property interests, or
heavy financial loss to northwestern business
Congress, without any question, will pass
a river and harbor bill at the session be
ginning next December. This will be the
first, or long, session of the fifty-seventh
congress. When it will adjourn nobody
can tell, but it will probably not be un
til June or July of 1902. Whether the
river and harbor bill will be passed early
or late in the session is also at present
unknown. There is a good deal of talk now
about passing the bill early, but probably
this will amount to nothing, and the bill
will be put through not before May or
June of next year, and maybe it will be
later than that.
It is expected that the president, the
secretary of war and the lieutenant gen
eral commanding the army will get to
gether this week and begin the work of se
lecting the new officers provided for by
the army re-organization law. There are
about 600 places to be filled, and there are
7.000 applications on file. Two thousand
of these applications are from officers now
serving in the Philippines, and will be
given first chance. The "home guard,"
therefore, does not seme to stand much of
a show. Provided only one in ten of the
volunteer officers passes the examination —
which is an unusually low average—there
will be enough of them to fill all of the
600 places.
Adjutant General Corbin is a strong sup
porter of the plan to give all of these new
appointments to the men now in the Phil
ippines, and the plan is said to be well
thought of by both the president and the
secretary of war. If the places are dis
posed of in this way two good ends will
have been achieved—the new appointees
will serve to keep up the general tone of
the army; and what is of equal importance
the element of practical politics will have
been eliminated.
Of the 7,000 applicants now on file the
great majority are strongly backed by
senators and members of congress. The
entire "home guard," which constitutes
a vast majority of the number, is so
The war department has recived no word
indicating that it is the intention of George
T. Rice of Red Wing to come to Washing
ton and lay before the department his
grievance against General Mac Arthur.
Word that Rice was enrote to Washing
ton was first conveyed to General Corbin
adjutant general by a Journal repre
sentative to-day.
"Should Mr.Rice come here asking an in
vestigation," said General Corbin, "it will
probably be granted him without delay.
This will be only fair to both sides. The
secretary of war will perhaps personally
take hold of the case."
It is not the understanding of the de
partment, however, that Rice's case has
any merit. Several confidential cable
grams have passed between the department
and General Mac Arthur regarding the
matter, and the latter has distinctly said
that there was no merit in Rice's claim.
While the department is not prejudiced
and is in position to do Rice full justice!
it is easy to see that Rice will not be
able to secure a revokal of the order ban
ishing him from Manila unless the facts
are in his favor. But at the same time
he will be given every opportunity to be
heard, and if the evidence warrants It,
will be permitted to return to Manila!
The entire case will rest with the secretary
of war as full judge, subject to the ap
proval of the president, who, not being
able personally to give the matter atten-
Uncle Sam—Come, my dear, if he insists on violating bis marriage contract and brings that crea
ture back, you can come right home to your Uncle.
tion, will naturally accept the recom
mendation of the secretary.
There may be some friction between
North and South Dakota senators over the
location of the revenue collector's office
in the new district. The North Dakota
senators concede that South Dakota
should, perhaps, have the office, but they
want it at Aberdeen, where it would be
convenient for North Dakota patrons.
The South Dakota senators, on the other
hand, are supposed to favor Sioux Falls,
which has the only public building in the
two states, and is well located so far
as the South Dakota collections are con
cerned. In addition, it is said, the treas
ury department has indorsed Sioux Falls,
but nothing will be done until all the
interested senators have been brought to
gether. The chances are said to favor
It is said that Herman Ellermann of
Yankton, editor of a German newspaper,
is Senator Gamble's candidate for col
lector, and that D. B. Collins of Groton
is Senator Kyle's.
It is understood semiofficially that
President Northrop will be appointed a
member of the Louisiana purchase cen
tennial commission. Representative Taw
ney had word from the White House to
day that Dr. Northrops name was on the
list. It will not be announced, however,
until President McKinley has 'selected
the other eight members of the commis
sion, which will be in a day or two.
Under the law the commission must be
appointed within thirty days after the ap
proval of the act and must meet in St.
Louis within thirty days after its ap
pointment for the organization and to se
lect the exposition site.
Should the exposition be postponed un
til 1904 or 1905, as now seems likely,
President Northrop will be ahead of the
game to the tune of about $2. r>,ooo. The
government pays all the expenses of the
commissioners, including railroad fares
and hotel bills.
Congressman Tawney called to-day on
the secretary of the interior to ask that
Professor Pinchot, chief of the division of
forestry in the department of agriculture,
be appointed to inspect the Indian reser
vations in accordance with a law passed
by the lasf congress. The secretary, how
ever, said he already had selected a man
for the place, and would announce his
name in a short time.
Mr. Tawney's call was in the interest of
those who favor a national park in north
ern Minnesota. The law appropriates
$5,000, and provides that somebody shall
be selected by the secretary of the in
terior to inspect all the Indian reserva
tions in the country, some sixty in num
ber, and report to congress their exact
conditions with reference to woodland
and prairie, and whether they are better
fitted for agricultural purposes or for
forestry. This report ought to throw
much light on the Minnesota park ques
The secretary of the interior tells Mr.
Tawney that $5,000 is only enough to start
the investigation. The work will extend
over several years and congress will be
asked to appropriate at least $15,000 more
next winter. Commissioner Jones of the
Indian office has been asked by Secretary
Hitchcock to submit a list of the reser
vations in the order in which he thinks
they should be inspected, and it is under
stood that the Minnesota reservations will
come well up.toward the top, and if this
is so, they may be visited this year.
—W. W. Jermane.
Waahington Small Talk.
Director of Census Merriam returned from
fhomasville, Ga., to-day.
General Bragg of Wisconsin is visiting Ma
jor G. P. Scriven, 1300 New Hampshire ave
nue, this city.
The speaker and Mrs. D. B. Henderson are
now at nome iv lowa. Early in the sum
mer they are to go to Europe for a trip oi
three months.
The controller of the currency has author
ized the First National bank of Essex, lowa,
to begin business with a capital of $25,000.
A. Broodeen is president and N. C. Kelson
Lieutenant O. H. Rask, of the marine rorps,
has been ordered to duty at the barracks at
■the New York navy-yard. This is presum
ably a preliminary step to his being sent to
the Philippines late in the spring.
The Washington Post says good-bye to Con
gressman Heatwole and his family in these
words: "Representative Heatwole and fam
ily, of Minnesota, who have been at the
Gordon for the winter, left for home yester
day. Mrs. Heatwole and her attractive young
daughter. Miss Archibald, have been prom
inent and much-admired members of society,
and made many warm friends in Washing
Orders have bene issued at the navy depart
ment detaching Rear Admiral W. S. Schley
from command of the South Atlantic station
and ordering him home for further orders,
and detaching Rear Admiral B. F. Cromwell
from the command of the Portsmouth navy
yard, April 1, and ordering him to command
of the South Atlantic station. Rear Admiral
J. J. Read will relieve Admiral Cromwell as
commandant of the Portsmouth yard, April 15.
Senator Platt, of Connecticut, acting chair
man of the senate committee on Indian af
fairs, has appointed the : subcommittee to
make a tour of the Indian reservations. Sen
ator Quarles, of Wisconsin, is chairman of
the subcommittee, and he will be accompa
nied by Senators Kyle and McCumber of
the Dakotas, Jones of Arkansas and Rawllns
of Utah. In June they will enter upon the
tour of the reservations of the northwest,
especially with a view to examining into the
timber Question and matter* r-'^ias to In
dian Education.
He Is Named for a Place on the Tax
The Other Members, as Already An
nounced, Are M«-*sr». < UiliU
and Ives.
Henry W. Childs of St. Paul, former
attorney general.
Gideon S. Ives of St. Peter, former lieu
tenant governor.
W. J. Hahn of Minneapolis former at
torney general.
The tax commislson has been named.
The three gentlemen named above will
constitute the commission to revise and
codify the tax laws of Minnesota and
report to the governor on or before Feb.
1, 1901.
The selection was made at 1 o'clock to
day by the three state officials authorized
under the terms of the act to appoint the
board. Owing to the absence of Attorney
General Douglas last week, and Governor
Van Sant's pressure of business, the three
officials were unable to hold a meeting un
til to-day.
Under the act they were compelled to
make the appointment within fifteen days,
and to-day was the fifteenth day. The
conference lasted about an hour. When
it adjourned at 1 o'clock no announcement
was made, as General Hahn had never
signified his wililngness to serve.
Shortly after 2 Attorney-General
Douglas got him by telephone and he
answered that he would accept. The
three names were then formally an
The selection of General Hahn was the
only surprise of the three. The original
slate announced by The Journal in
cluded C. S. Jelley as the Minneapolis
member of the commission. A strong
fight was made by the friends of Judge
G. D. Emery and E. M. Johnson, and the
attorney general this morning presented
the name of General Hahn as a com
Although the three members of the
commission are all acceptable to the three
appointive powers, it is understood that
Ives was the personal choice of Governor
Van Sant, and Childs was the first choice
of Auditor Dunn. Childs was satisfactory
to all three from the start, but in the large
field of candidates it was difficult to select
the other two.
The members of the commission will
appear at the capitol in a day or two to
receive their appointments and prepare
for work. Their salaries will be $3,000
General Hahn said this afternoon that
he certainly would accept. "I do not wel
come the extra labor that this apopint
ment will impose upon me," said he, "nor
am I influenced at all by the money con
sideration. I shall simply follow out the
established rule of my life, always to ac
cept what of public duty is imposed upon
me, on the ground that I owe it to my
state. I should do the same in this case
were there no emoluments connected with
the position."
General Hahn is universally regarded as
being peculiarly well fitted for this work.
He was county attorney of Wabasha coun
ty for six years, was attorney general of
the state for six years more, and has been
one of the leading lawyers of Minneapolis,
for all the years since. General Hahn, J.
W. Arctander of Minneapolis and Judge
Egan of St. Paul comprised the commis
sion which in 1885 revised the penal code
of the state.
Preliminary Examination in the
Lei and Prison Case.
Special to The Journal.
Stlllwater, Minn., March 13.—Prelimi
nary examination of the defendants in the
conspiracy to release Convict Leland from
prison has been set for 10 a. m. to-mor
row. Both sides expect a continuance for
a week, as the attorneys are not ready.
Miss Ada Hubbell, the St. Paul woman,
is expected to make a complete confession
and throw herself on the mercy of the
Buys a Hundred Cradles
*-*u> York Sun Special Service.
Rome, March 13.—The newspapers state that Queen Helena has ordered a hun
dred cradles and a hundred sets :of baby clothes, one of ■ each to ■be given to every
baby born the same day as hers.
National Commander Rassieur Ad
dresses State Encampment.
The Committee on Legislation Mttkes
Many Recommendations*—Tor
rance for Commander.
The members of the Grand Army en
campment formed in front of the Metro
politan hotel, St. Paul, about 9 o'clock
this morning and marched to the audi
torium, where the encampment was called
to order at 10:45. Mayor Smith being
sick, Past Department Commander Mc-
Cardy made the address of welcome and
Department Commander Ives responded.
As quartermaster William Jones, es
corted by Officer of the Day Beebee and
Officer of the Guard Lyon, proceeded to
the altar bearing the stars and stripes,
the flag was saluted and one verse of
"America" sung, after which Department
Chaplain Stockdill invoked the divine
blessing and the encampment was de
clared open for business.
Comrade Espy, chairman ef the commit
tee on legislation, reported resolutions
recommending an appropriation of $3,1>00
--to defray the expenses of the transfer of
the battleflags of the state from the old
to the new capitol; favoring the rehabili
tation of the muster rolls of the Minne
sota regiments serving in the civil war;
favoring senate bill Xo. 655, known as
"the soldiers' preferment employment
bill"; favoring the bill making an appro
priation for the burial of old soldiers who
die at the home; favoring an appropria
tion of $12,500 for finishing top floors and
general repairing to the cottages and hos
pital, end $15,000 for a new kitchen and
Commander ItaHsienr Arrives.
Commander-in-Chief Leo Rassieur was
escorted to the stage at 11:42 and was
welcomed by Department Commander
Ives. Thee cheers were heartily given.
•lutlK't* Ives' Address.
The address of the department com
mander, after protesting against the an
nually recurring mention of the declin
ing years of the comrades, declares that
the days of the order were not drawing
to a close, but that it would continue to
be a power in the land for many years to
come. The loss during the year had been
less than for any of the four preceding
years. The receipts during the year have
exceeded the expenditures by $90. This is
the first time such a thing has happened
in many years.
The paragraph on Memorial day and
Memorial Sunday was of unusual interest
in that the comander warned the speakers
at the schools on the Friday before Me
morial day that it was not an occasion for
telling funny stories or relating stories
of personal prowess or bravery. In the
chapter on the soldiers' home, the retiring
comamndant. Captain McMillan, was high
ly complimented. Attention was called
to the change of pylace for the national
encampment from Denver, Col., to Cleve
land, recommending that this department
take no action in relation to the protest
of Colorado. The death of 193 during the
year was mentioned and a tribute, to Com
mander-in-chief, John P. Rea, one of the
number, was :>aid.
Ilnssiciir's Address.
Commander-in-Chief Rassieur made a
ringing speech congratulating the com
rades on the creditable report made by the
comander. He spoke of the removal of
the national encampment and made the
reason for it clear and satisfactory. He
also made clear the "preference bill" be
fore congress, the present law being in fa
vor only of those soldiers "who were dis
charged on acocunt of wounds or sick
ness before their term of service expired."
The new law proposed to extend preference
to all honorably discharged soldiers who
have passed the regular civil service ex
Torrance for Commander-in-Chief.
One of the subjects that came up this
afternoon was an indorsement of Past De
partment Commander Ell Torrance forcom
mander-in-chief at the Cleveland encamp
President 'Wilson Says Past Tear
Hum Been "Most Prosperous.
The Woman's Relief Corps held its an-
The Ex-President Making a Desperate and
Determined Struggle
for Life.
Doctors Say He Is Not Suffering-His Son and
His Daughter Not Yet at
His Bedside.
Indianapolis, March 13.—A few minutes
before 1 o'clock this afternoon the report
came unofficially from the Harrison home
that the general had sunk into a semi
comatose condition, from which it was im
possible to arouse him and that the only
means by -which it could be determined if
he were alive was by holding a mirror over
the mouth and nostrils. Even by this
means it was apparent only by the closest
examination that respiration continued.
All hope has-been abandoned for the re
covery of General Benjamin Harrison,
former president of the United States who
.was prostrated last Thursday by pneu
monia and intercostal neuralgia. Relatives
and friends are now simply waiting for the
end. At no time within the past forty
eight hours have the physicians given
hope. The most comfort that comes to the
Harrison household is the assurances of
the physicians that the general is not
suffering. Bulletins, issued hourly, show
that death cannot be far removed.
The Bulletins.
3 a. m.—General Harrison is apparently
resting without pain but remains uncon
4 a. m.—The following bulletin was is
Since 1 a. m. the patient has weakened per
ceptibly. He is manifesting great vitality but
the heart is gradually showing the strain
upon it.
6 a. m.—No material change in General
Harrison's condition since 4 a. m.
8 a. m.—Since last report the patient has
grown some weaker -with distinct evidences
of failure of circulation. ■
—Dr. Henry Jameson.
10 a. m.—There has been no material
change in General Harrison's condition
since 8 o'clock.
11:30 a. m.—The patient is gradually
sinking from exhaustion. Respiration
somewhat easier, bur oiore rapid and shal
low. Pulse feeble and rapid.
—Henry Jameson, M. D.
—F. O. Dorsey, M. D.
12:20 p. m.—There has been no material
change in the condition of General Harri
son within the last hour.
1 p. m.—No material change has been
noted in the'condition of the general with
ing the past hour.
2:30 p. m.—General Harrison is grad
ually growing weaker.
—Henry Jameson, M. D.
Secretary Tibbott said the physicians
were still able to count the respirations.
I.uiik Anxious Vigil.
At the home, in North Delaware street,
of former President Benjamin Harrison
last night was a long, anxious vigil at the
bedside of the dying statesman. The
gloom emanating from the sick room
spread over the city, the state and the
nation. *
Thousands of telegrams, telephone calls
and personal inquiries and expressions of
grief and sympathy poured in, while in the
streets before the newspaper and tele
graph offices crowds watched anxiously for
the hourly bulletins. In these bulletins
there was no hope extended of recovery,
and it was apparent after 8 a. m. that
General Harrison was not expected by the
physicians to live more than a few hours.
Dre. Jameson and Doraey, the nurses,
Mr. Tibbetts, the general"s secretary, his
life-long friend and former law partner,
W. H. Miller, and Mrs. Harrison were in
the room throughout the night.
Gradually Growing; Weaker.
Bulletins issued by Dr. Jameson during
nual state convention to-day at the Cen
tral Park Methodist church, St. Paul, the
president, Mrs. Flora H. Wilson of Red
Wing, presiding. In her annual address
she said the year had been the most pros
perous in the corps' history. New corp3
were installed at Benson, Meade, Olivia
and St. Paul; $1,648 were spent in cash re
lief work, aiding 231 soldiers and 870 fam
ilies of old soldiers. The total expended
for supplies was over $4,200.
The report urged the redistricting of the
order, and also closer organization of the
The election will be held to-morrow
morning. The leading candidate for presi
dent is Mrs. Ade E. May of Stillvvater, who
has Mrs. Keiter of Minneapolis, and Mrs.
Mary E. Olymat of Mankato, for oppo
nents. For senior vice president, Mrs.
Agnes W. Savage of Osseo, and Mrs. Dine
hat of Marshall, are mentioned, with the
latter leading, it being in line of her pro
motion from the office of junior vice pres
ident. For junior vice president, Mrs.
Starkweather of Minneapolis, and Mrs.
Richardson of St. Paul, are the leading
candidates. Reports favor the latter. For
treasurer there is no opposition to Mrs.
Soule of St. Paul, who has for three years
favorably served the association.
For delegate-at-large, Mrs. Herring of
Lake Crystal, is in the lead.
An informal reception was given at the
Metropolitan hotel last evening by the
W. R. C.
Government It* Extending Market
for Dairy Products.
Washington, March 13.— R. H. Pearson, as
sistant chief of the dairy division of the bu
reau of animal industry, department of agri
culture, will leave In a few days for Porto
Rico, to introduce American dairy products
for extending our markets in the island.
Commissioner of Patents Will Retire
Very Soon.
Washington, March 13.—Commissioner of
Patents Charles H. Duell will resign soon.
The commissioner will resume the practice
of patent law.
Special to The Journal.
Winnebago City, .Minn., March 13.—N0 li
cense carried yesterday by 11 majority and
the same : village '.■ board - was " elected. The
proposition to levy a tax for a public library
and reading room was defeated.
the night told but little of the hard, anx
ious fight against d,eath. Each carried
practically the same information as its
predecessor, that the general was grad
ually growing weaker. The most heroic
treament was administered and that the
sufferer was clinging to life with remark
able tenacity.
The oxygen treatment was administered
regularly in the hope that breathing might
be eased, relieving the affected portion of
his lungs of the strain that deepened the
inflammation, so that he might recuperate
a little strength. While the oxygen did
not bring results that were at any time
encouraging, it enabled the general to
prolong the fight.
General Harrison gave no signs during
the night that he recognized those about
him or that he was suffering greatly.
Children Not There.
A deep gloom lay over tlie household
because of the probability that neither
Russeil B. Harrison nor Mrs. Mary Har
rison McKee, the general's son and hia
daughter, would be able to reach, his bed
side before the end came. A telegram
received, last night from the former stated
that he would leave Washington at 1
o'clock this morning. This should bring
him into this city about midnight to
A message from Mrs. McKee at Sara
toga, X. V., said that, she could not leave
the bedside of her two children, who are
seriously ill from the measles. Another*
dispatch said that Mr. and Mrs. McKee
would leave this afternoon, arriving to
morrow noon.
Mrs. >lorris on the Way.
Mrs. Eaton, the sister of General Har
rison, who lives in Cincinnati, arrived at
noon to-day. Mrs. Morris, the sister who
resides in Minneapolis, is expected to ar
rive this evening. Mrs. Bevin of Ottum
wa, lowa, the third sister, is supposed to
be on her way here, although no word
from her to that effect has been received.
John Scott Harrison of Kansas City and
Carter H. Harrison of Murfreesboro,
Term., the general's brothers, are also
on the way.
Quacks on Hand.
A large number of offers come from all
sorts of quacks and cranks of remedies
or systems of treatment. One wired that
he was en route to Indianapolis at his own
expense to administer hia treatment.
Oxyjsen Treatment.
The physicians resorted to the "oxy
gen" treatment in an endeavor to furnish
relief to the general of the constant pain
and labor qf breathing with, which he
contended. It consisted in supplying the
lungs with pure oxygen. It was this treat
ment which saved the life of Rudyard
Kipling, when he suffered from pneu
Short Illness. I
General Harrison was in perfect health
last Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. He
went down to the law office of Miller &
Elani, where he remained for about an
hour and a half, talking with several
friends. He walked all the distance to
get the benefit of the exercise.
He returned from his afternoon walk
without even feeling fatigue, and irf the
evening went to one of the neighbors to
make a short call. He then came back
home, and after talking with his wife and
playing with baby Elizabeth for an hour,
retired early.
Thursday morning he awakened with a
pain in his chest, which at first was hardly
noticeable, but later gradually grew worse
until Mrs. Harrison became alarmed and
the family physician, Dr. Henry Jameson,
was summoned. He pronounced it simply
a cold.
Then the lungs became rapidly affected
and the illness was complicated with in
tercostal neuralgia. Saturday his condi
tion was serious. Sunday the physicians
began to have fears for the recovery of
the patient. Since Monday morning his
condition has gradually grown worse.
Federal Government Is Likely to
Look Into Evans Bill.
Even Some Mormons Are Urging the
Governor to Veto the
New York Sun Spoolal Service .
Washington, March 13.—The action of
the Utah legislature in passing the Evans
bill, which virtually licenses the practice
of polygamy and which ties the hands of
the federal authorities. is exciting much
comment in both . official and unofficial
circles in Washington. The passage of
the Evans bill has astonished everybody,
and there is much speculation, as to what
will be the action of the national gov
Attorney General Griggs says that he
has not looked into the subject, and con
sequently is unable to give an opinion.
Officials of the department of justice
decline to talk about the action of the
Utah legislature other than to say that
it is too soon to know anything definite
as to what course the federal government
will pursue; that the matter will be in
vestigated in due time and a fair decision
arrived at.
Even Some .Mormons Think the
Evans Bill Is Unwise.
.Veto Tork Sun Spotfial Set-trie*
Salt Lake, Utah, March 13. —Governor
Wells is expected to veto the Evans
polygamy bill. He has not committed
himself publicly, but he is known to be
lieve the measure unwise, and large num
bers of business men, Mormons and non-
Mormons, are urging him to exercise his
veto power.
Senator Kyle left for South Dakota to-day.
W. S. Bowen of Yankton, Pettigrew's secre
tary, and C. W. ' Stafford of Aberdeen, mes
senger to Gamble's ■> house committee, have
also started west. R. A. McDowell, Gambia's
secretary, and Tomllnsou of Sioux Falls, -will
jgo to-morrow.'

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