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PRICE TWO CENTS. HAY WARNS THE CHINESE His Note on the Manchuria Agreement. NO SECRJET TREATIES £ xtreme Danger to China in the Proposed Convention. AGREEMENT IS NOT YET SIGNED ■:.- — . % sited States Insists on the ''Open ' ~r Door" Whatever the Out come May Be. ■Washington. March 23.—The crisis in the ffclnese question, brought about through the expiration of the period allowed for the signature by China of the Manchurian agreement, mas the principal topic before the cabinet to-day. The conviction ob tained that the United States had dono all that it could properly do to prevent this arrangement, and to make clear the complete ilisapproval for thi9 sort of secret treaty-making it was decided to give out the following instructions sent to the rep resentatives of the United States in Ber lin, Vienna, Paris, London, Rome, Tokio «nd St. Petersburg: Department of State, Washington, March 1, 3901.—The following memorandum, which was handed to the Chinese minister on Feb. 18, Is transmitted to you for your information aud communication to the government to which you are accredited: "Th* preservation of the territorial integ rity of China having been recognized by all the powers now engaged in joint negotiation concerning the injuries recently inflicted t-.pon Their ministers and nationals by certain offi cials and subjects of the Chinese empire, it is evidently advantageous to China to con tinue the present international understanding upon this subject. "It would be, therefore, unwise and dan gerous in the extreme for China to make any arrangement or to consider any proposition of a private nature involving the surrender of territory or financial obligations by con vention with any particular power, and the government of the United States, aiming solely at the preservation of China from the danger indicated, end the conservation of the largest and most beneficial relations between the empire and other countries in accord ance with the principles set forth in Its < ircular note of July 3, 1900, and in a purely friendly spirit toward the Chinese empire and- all the powers now inter°sted in the negotiations, desires to express its sense of ihc- impropriety, inexpediency, and cv v ex treme danger to the interests of China of considering any piivate territorial or financial •arrangements at least without the full knowl edge and approval of all the powers now en gaged in negotiation. —Hay." Pledged to "Open Door." Russia stands pledged to acord to rhe United States the "'open door" if she takes control of Manchuria. The administration believes that the se cret agreement between Russia and China is in violation of the sDlrlt if not the let ter of the general understanding to which all the powers subscribed last summer, and the United States government is pre pared to use all moral suasion and in fluence to prevent its consummation. Fur ther than that, however, this government is not prepared to go. NOT SIGNED YET The Britltih Foreign Office Does Xot Know What Will Be Done. London, March 26.—The foreign office and the Chinese ministry informed the Associated Press at 6:15 p, m. that the Manchurian treaty had not been signed, according to their latest advices to-day. Whether it would be signed or not they ■were unable to say. OPEX DOOR STANDS United State* Will Xot Recognize Manchuria Treaty. New York, March 28.—According to a Washington special to the Tribune, the United States has just declined to enter a protest agiinst the seizure of Manchuria by Russia, although approached by other powers and warned by them that the con summation of the negotiations to-day in St. Petersburg would insure the dismem berment of the Chinese empire and prob ably lead to war in the Orient. The United States government rests its commercial rights on its emphatic declara tions in Secretary Hay's first note regard ing the "open door" in China. No longer ago than Feb. 15 Secretary Hay warned China that it would be unwise and dangerous to have separate or secret negotiations with any single power, such as the Manchurian agreement, and gave notice that the United States would not recognize the validity of such treaties. On March 1 a circular quoting this warning was sent to all interested powers. WON'T BACK CHIXA Powers Are Xot Prepared for Trouble With Russia. Washington, March 26. — The Chinese minister, Wu, has received no word from Peking as to the action on the Manchurian agreement, although this is the day China must sigu or reject it. The signing is likely to take place at St. Petersburg in stead of Peking. The Chinese representations to the vari ous powers have not been so much by way of protest as of inquiry whether the great powera would support China if she refused io sign the agreement with Russia. These inquiries show that while the cowers do not approve the agreement they are not ready to commit themselves to backing up '"hina in the consequent breach between Russia and China. Pay in Twenty 1 ears. Peking, March 20.—The annual revenue of China aggregates about $65,000,000 gold. The total increase could be made to amount to i 150,000,000. If the imperial expenses could be reduced to $45,000,000 there would be left available for the liquidation of the Interest <vi loans and the Indemnity fund $105,000,000.. It would be possible to pay the indemnity "within twenty years. Appeal to Great Britain. London. March 2S.—The Chinese minister, Sir Chin Chen Lo Fetig Luh, has urged the British government to bring pressure to bear to prevent Rvssia from securing the signature of the Manchurian agreement. The Chinese appeals for support have failed to produce any direct remonstrances from Great Britain or apparently any other power to Sr. Petersburg. "War Now or Later. London, March 26.—Mr. Mateui, first secre tary of the Japanese legation, says: "With Japan it Is a question now whether we are to fight Russia now or later. Japan has no reason to be afraid as to the result. .Many reasons ocour to the average Japanese mind in favor of forcing at the present mo ment a struggle which must come even tually." Regiment Goes to Japan. Peking. March 26.—A Japanese re*i«ient is starting to-day for Japan. INDEPENDENCE WITH LIMITS Congressman Stevens' Views on Cuba. RETURNS FROM HAVANA Absolute Independence Would End in Revolution. HE IS OPPOSED TO RECIPROCITY Plait Amendment Will Be Accepted „ by the Convention, lie Tfrlnka. Front The Journal Bureau. Room 4S, Pott Building, Washington. Washington, March 26. —Representative Stevens i eturned to Washington to-day from Cuba, where he went with Mrs. Stevens soon after the inauguration. He attended sessions of constitutional con vention, heard General Miles' address to that body and had talks with citizens of high and low degree. He says: From my brief observation I think the Platt resolution wi!! be accepted by the con vention, with some suggested modification?, and a demand will be made for reciprocity with the United States, i am uot in favor of reciprocity, but I believe the United States should live up to the Tefler resolution, guar anteeing the Island independence, as modi fled by the Platt amendment to the army bill. In our tariff relations we should uot discrim inate in favor of Cuba Just because we hap pen to have freed her from bondage. We should put her on an equal footing with Germany or any ether European country. The. Cubans should not have absolute inde pendence. The Platt amendment Is as far as the" United States should go at present In granting absolute freedom of government. That may be modified as conditions warrant. If absolute independence were given the people now, the United States troops with drawn, and some oue of their number placed at the head of such a government as wss established, there would be a revolution in six months. Now there is no talk of revolu tion, because every one on the island Is busy, lr. six months trade would fall flat in the absence of reciprocity with us, discontent would grow rampant and the government would be overthrown. The islanders who are really oppoped to the Platt amendment are business men and plant ers. To the Americans they say they are 'n favor of it. To the Cubans they say the op posite and urge its rejection. There is no doubting the hostility to the Americans, and the acceptance of the amendment is look?.l upon as a means of gradually getting rid of our rule. Mr. Stevens will remain in Washington until Saturday. While here he will look up some things in the department which were asked for by his constituents in his absence. He will be in St. Paul early next week. WaNhhiKton Small Talk. O. S. Aspevig was to-day appointed post master at Voss, Becker county, Minu. Representative Fletcher will leave for home to-morrow, arriving there Friday. Representative McCleary has recommended the establishment of a rural free delivery route at Granada,. Martin county. If substantial encouragement can be ob tained from congress it is the intention of the Indian officials to enlarge the Indian school at Pipestone, Minn., and ultimately convert it into a large industrial school in connection with the course of studies now provided at that institution. Representative Stevens to-day expressed surprise that State Senator Hiler Horton had not been appointed a member of the Spanish claims commission. When he left Washing ton two weeks ago he thought it settled that Horton was to have the place. He says no suggestion has been made of another place for the St. Paul seuator. COUNCILS OF MINNESOTA ROYAL ARCAMM AT MAXKATO Increase of Nearly One Thousand in .Membership in a Year and a Quarter. Special to The Journal. Mankato, Minn., March 26.— Th£ grand council of th*- Royal Arcanum, jurisdic tion of Minnesota, is meeting in Mankato. and about 125 delegates grand officers and viators are in attendance. A special train ever the Great Western, arriving at 11 a. m., brought the twin city c ontingent which was met at the station by the Man kato council and escorted to the hall. . The meeting is preciued over by Grand Regent Robert M. McKenny of Minneapolis, who said the past year was one to feel proud of, as there had been a general in crease in the membership. Minnehaha and Cataract councils of Minneapolis and the eDs Moines valley council of Windom had made a splendid growth and were particu larly complimented. Since Jan. 1 the Windoin council alone and unaided had ma-le a gain of over 147 per cent in its neiiibership. Councils had been organized during <he year at Albert Lea with a chaiier mebcrship c! thirty-eight and at Winoa with thirty-five. One was to be or ganized in a fow days at Staples. Two— Melrose anc Interurbi.n councils of St. Paul—surrendered their charters during the year, but not a single member was lost to the order in the process. George T. Hughes of Duluth, the grand secretary, reported the number of deaths in the Jurisdiction as twenty-four. All claims had been promptly paid and the death rate in the jurisdiction was below six to the thousand. The receipts from all sources during 1900 were $3,98012. The expenditures Were $3,487.70, leaving a balance of $492.42. The membership Dec. 31, 1899, wa3 3,897; initiated in 1900, 27; added by card, 76; reinstated, 1C; total. 4.616. The total membership Dec' 31, 1900, was 4,328 after deducting for suspensions, deaths, etc., and the total membership to-day is 4,780. The meeting will close late this after noon after election of officers. At 6:30 to-night the Mankato council will give a supper for the visitors. Covers will be laid for 200. The special train to the twin cities will return during the night. When Mankato council secured the meeting of the grand council it promised to add fifty to its membership before this date, and last night it received a class of twenty-eight, making a total of fifty two during the year. It has twelve ap plications pending. Frank R. McDonald of Minneapolis, deputy grand regent, assisted Mankato council in this work and was presented with a handsome watch fob and a gold Arcaneum charm by the members of the order. SENDS FOR KNOX President Will Offer Him the At- loinej Generalship. Washington, March 26.—The president has sent for B. C. Knox. the Pittsburg attorney. He Is exnected here Thursday, when the attorney-ge»«r*lshiD will be of fered him. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1901. •*'—:— *■' i -' ' ' - : • , '. ' .' iii inn mijiji CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED—ILLUSTRATED. Does Mr. Gorman Expect to Ride Into Office in This Fashion? WORST SINGE 1890 Colorado Blizzard Kills Cattle and Blocks Trains. MICHIGAN VISITED BY A TORNADO Waterspont at Adanuvllle-Lo«« of Life in the Alabama Tornado. Juiesburg, Col., March 26.—The blizaard at Juiesburg and vicinity is the worst storm known here since IS9O. Many cattle have perished. Drifts eight to ten fee«t high block all roads. Eight or ten pas senger trains are blockaded here. Some residences are completely surrounded by banks of snow. MICHIGAN TORNADO Waterspout Sacks All the Water Out of a Creek. Adamsville, Mich., March 26.—A tornado and waterspout late yesterday caused considerable property damage and serious ly injured one woman. Mrs. Frank Kerr was alone in a farmhouse near Eagle Lake. The house was destroyed and Mrs. Kerr received serious injuries. A waterspout was formed by the wind, which sucked all the water out of Chris tian creek. Manling Brothers' store was demolished. Near Edwardsburg fifteen acres of tim ber, was uprooted. Kalamazoo. Mich., March 26.—The tor nado which swept acrosa the southeast corner of Kalamazoo county yesterday cut off communication with the outside world and resulted in exaggerated reports of the loss of life .and property. But two persons are known to have been seriously hurt, Mrs. N. Tripp and Miss Snyder, both at Pavilion, where the storm was the moat severe. Mrs. Tripp may die. Trees, tele phone poles, windmills, etc., suffered, but the property damage is not large. RELIEF FOR THE SUFFERERS Birmingham Is Looking After the Tornado Victims. Birmingham, Ala., March 26.—Detailed reports show that yesterday's tornado visited practically every hamlet in Jeffer son county, after passing through this city. Eighteen persons are known to have been killed and between thirty and forty badly injured. Following were the points visited by the storm: Birmingham, Pratt City. Bessemer, Irondale, Brighton, North Birmingham, Trussville, Weems, Wood lawn and Avondale. At Irondale twenty houses were de etroyed. At Brighton the schoolhouse was demolished and the daughters oft* Mrs. Studder and Mrs. Walker were severely injured. At Pratt City the Methodist church, the high school building, the commissariat of the Tennessee company, and thirty negro shacks were demolished. The villages of Trussville and Weems are reported de stroyed. In North Birmingham, Wood lawn and Avondale scores of houses were damaged, but no loss of life is reported there. Mayor Drennen estimates that $10,000 will relieve the immediate wants of the sufferers. The larger part of this has already been raised. In this city the loss is estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. Tornado in Ohio. Sandusky, Ohio, March 26.—A tornado struck Mustcash, six miles south of San dusky, yesterday afternoon. It razed every thing in its path, which was about twenty five rods wide. Buildings were blown down and trees were uprooted. The home of J. Mitchell was torn from Its foundation. Mitch ell and his family were not hurt. The funnel shaped cloud passed outside Sandsky and swept across the bay. Wind in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., March 26.—A terrific wind and rain storm passed over this city early to-day A thousand telephones were temporarily put out of service. Otherwise the damage was nominal. SOLDIERS NOT SUFFERING General Greeley Denies the Stories From Alaska. Washington, March 26.—1n connection with the statements lately published of great suf fering in the construction of military tele graph lines in Alaska, General Greeley says that official advices show them to be un founded. Major Frank Greene, about the middle of December, telegraphed via Fort Egbert from Unalatklik, where telegraph work was prog ressing, that statements of this character had been sent out of the territory by mail, but that they were unfounded. There had been no suffering beyond that entailed by ordinary winter travel In tht valley of the Yukon, along the regularly traveled mail routes. DOWN A BANK Several Passengers Hurt in a Railroad Wreck in Montana. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., March 28.—The south bound passenger train on the Great Falls &. Canada road, narow guage, connecting Lethbrldge, N. W. T., and Great Falls, was wrecked near SteeJ. s^enty-five miles north of Great^alls, oy rftt uucks of the baggage car leaving the rails. The sleep ing car, containing eight passengers, and 1 the day coach, containing twelve, were i turned entirely over and rolled down the embankment. • The passengers injured are: Mrs. Phil McGovim, San Francisco, cut on head; John Conroy, soldier returning from the Philippines, hands and wrists broken; Mrs. A. Devine, Pondera, cut on head; her two children were injured. Mrs. Devine was accompanying the body of her hus band to Great Falls for burial; Mrs. Fow ler, Steel, jaw broken and hurt internally; Gamble, traveling man from San Fran cisco, hurt about back and hips. The injured were taken to Great Falls. SAD BLOW TO THE BOERS GENERAL DELAREV IS ROUTED The British View Is That General Botha I« Puzzled What to Do Next. Umw York Sun Special Service London, March 26. —The Boers are pos sibly sorry that they declined to accept the terms offered by Lord Kichener. Gen eral Delarey has been so badly beaten that it is doubtful if he will be able to recover from the blow. Ventersdorp, near which town he was routed, lies west of the Johannesburg- Klerksdorp railway and about midway be tween Krugersdorp and Lichtenburg. Vaals Bank, where his convoy was captured, is twenty miles west of Ventersdorp. De larey has been operating in this district for some time, his object being to harass convoys. Hitherto he has been fairly successful, but he has now met with a crushing blow, and as De Wet is lying low after his dis astrous invasion of Cape Colony, and Lucas Meyer is still apparently being driven be fore French in the eastern Transvaal, Botha will be sorely puzzled to know what to do next. ADVISES PEACE TERMS Report That KruKrr Han Sent XotiCe to Schalkburner. London. March 26.—The Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily Express says he understands that Mr. Kruger has ad vised Acting President Schalkburger to formulate peace terms. CUBANS WANT A TRIAL AXXEXATIOX MAY COME L.ATER Reprenentative Cooper Say* They Want to slum the World That They Are Civilized. Washington, March 26.—Representative Henry A. Cooler of Wisconsin, the chair man of the insular affairs committee of the house of representatives, who has just re turned from Cuba, says in an interview: I found that the Spaniards are annexation ists. The Cubans are almost unanimously in favor of Independence, even those that be lieve that annexation is inevitable in the long run. They want to try it for a while any way, because, as they said to me, 'We want to show the world that we are not thieves, bandits and cut-throats." The opposition to it was as much to the way it was presented to them as to what was in it. Its Cuban opponents thought !t was presented somewhat as an ultimatum, and that it could better have been arranged by a joint committee of Cubans and Ameri cans, meeting in Washington. But I think it will be accepted, and I also think that annexation .will be the final outcome. Many things have retarded it. The first on the liet I would place the wholesale, in discriminate denunciation of the Cubans, which has been bo common in the United States. I went about all parts of Havana at all hours of the day and night, and f never saw such an orderly, peaceable city. I: is one of the cleanest cities in the world. ~ MUCH BOODLE TALK Many Rumors Are Stirring Things Up at the Capitol. THE COMMITTEE HASN'T MET YET Chairman Mai lory Says He Will Call -; > ..-.: -a Meeting: in the Near ■ •"-' ■ Fntare. :• .'\*\:~- To whitewash or not to' whitewash, Is the issue that now divides members of the house. Many of the republican members, including some who support the gross earnings bill, are anxious to hush U£> the scandal in the interests of the republican party. They realize that the invesigation committee must investigate, but they want it to find a way by' which the charges may be dismissed unless there is clear evi dence to convict some individual. They argue thai merely to say that bribery ex ists will do no good, and will do the party harm. Tho general desire, however, is to see the matter thoroughly ventilated and not only the conclusions of the commit tee but the evidence made jmblic. This is required by the resolution passed yes terday, and there seems to be no way by which the ccmmlltee can avoid a full ex position of the evident?. "fn the Near Future." Chairman Mallory, who is the rather silent mouthpiece of the committee, has not yet called a meeting. He said this morning, however, that he would call a meeting in the near future. Mr. Mallory asked Mr. Jacobson whether he would require a summons to bring him before the committee. Mr. Jacobson replied that he was ready to appear and produce his testimony whenever the committee should get together. The members of the committee have held several informal conferences and have decided that the sessions shall be executive. No information will be given out until the work is finished and a final report is transmitted to the house. Members of the committee have agreed to let Chairman Mallory do all the talk ing, which is a guarantee that very little talking will be done. Silent as to Policy. The committee Dreserves a strict si lence regarding its policy. The members consider themselves in the same position as a grand jury. It is Intimated that the attorneys for the witnesses even will not be cermitted to attend the committee's sessions and that the examination will be conducted only by members of the commit tee. This decision is likely to lead to friction, as those pushing the investiga tion want James A. Peterson to appear in his cajmcitv as attorney for W. D. Wash burn, Jr., and to conduct the examination of witnesses. Both sides are looking up authorities and precedents. '•Grease fop the Wheel*.*' % The morning paper story announcing that a fund of $40,000 had been raised by county officials does not surprise many legislators. It is no secret that a fund has been raised, though the amount re ported is thought to be excessive. A num ber of bills affecting the interests of coun ty officers have been before the legislature, and many county officers have made no secret of the fact that they were paying assessments into a fund to secure favor able legislation. A prominent senator was informed of this by one of the officers of his home county the other day who said: •'We understand that to get bills through the legislature a little grease is required for rhe wheels." There is no bill now introduced extend ing the terms of the present incumbent, and It 'is understood that the movement was either toward an amendment to the Sweet bill or for* a new bill. The ex posure of the scheme effectually killed any such legislation. i'itfnrette Influence, Too. The defeat of the anticigarette bill in ihe senate this morning is regarded as a peculiar proceeding, and in this connec tion it was rumored to-day that cigarette manufacturers had sent a fund of $10,000 to defeat the measure. In fact, boodle stories are flying around so fast that members are becoming angry, and are de termined that something definite shall be accomplished. \O SICH HIM, EXISTS Sweet* Bill Doe* Not Apply to Terms of Present County Officer*. ■- ■] ''■ . The sensational story published this morning, relating to Va fund of $40,000 raifeed by county officers to aid the passage of . a bill •; lengthening their terms ;of serv ice, • was written without reference to the factHhatt the only bill of such character now before * the/legislature does not affect 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. NE UNDER THE CZAR'S PALACE Notables Are Said to Be Involved in the Con spiracy to Blow Up the Emperor of Russia. Authorities Are Ordered to Use Severe Meas ures to Crush the Uprising—Only a Beginning. London, March 26.—A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Paris states on the highest authority that a mine has been discovered beneath the pal ate of Emperor Nicholas at Tsarskoe- Selo, seventeeen miles south of St. Peters burg. Several notables, the dispatch says, are implicated in the plot. The Russian press was not permitted to mention the affair. CRUSH THE REVOLT Circular Says the Authorities Must Lse Extreme Measures. St. Petersburg, March 26.—A circular is sued by the minister of the interior blames the police for not crushing the demon strations at the outset by dispersing gath ering crowds. It is said the police must learn where and when demonstrations are planned and mass their forces there. Order must be restored at any cost, and the au thorities must not fear to use the neces sary force and severity. The military can be called upon when firing is necessary, and the cavalry may be summoned upon any occasion to clear the streets. The Russian Authors' Mutual Aid as sociation, founded by the Russian literary society, has been ordered to close its prem ises. A student at the St. Petersburg univer sity named Praskuriakoff who had been sentenced to two years military service and drafted into a regiment soon to leave for Tumesran, a woman student named Smirnova, and Lieutenant Kutness of a sapper battalion were found dead near Yamaburg in the St. Petersburg province. The student held a revolver and it was evident that the three had committed sui cide. London, March 26. —A dispatch from St. Petersburg to Reuters Telegram company says that, in consonance with what is be lieved to be the czar's expressed wish, the ttie terms of the preseut incumbents of county offices. The bill was introduced early in the ses sion by Rearesentative John C. Sweet of Minneapolis. Its provisions follow: The term of every county auditor, county treasure, sheriff register of deeds, el^rk of the district court, county attorney, county sur veyor, county superintendent of schools and court commissioners elected in this state, shall be for four yeirs, or until their respec tive successors are elected and qualified; provided, that nothing herein contained 9h^.H construe to extend or lengthen the terms of any such officers who have already been elected. This bill was not introduced at the re quest of county officers. The following ex tract from The Journalof Jan. 18 ex plains the situation: Since introducing the bill for an increase in the terms of county officers to four years, Mr. Sweet has learned that the County Offi cers' association, has iv pickle a similar measure. The officers propose, however, to give the entedded tenure at once; they would have it apply to the public servants already installed. Mr. Sweet was asked to withdraw his bill in favor of :he jlraft of the associa tion, but declined because that feature rendering the law immediately applicable, was repugnant. His own bill was based on the theory that having been elected for two years, present county officers were not justified in an effort to obtain two additional years. Mr, Sweet has refused all along to ac cept the proposed amendment to his bill. The bill itself is practically dead, and has been for some weeks. The constitution fixes the term of judges of probate at two years, and another bill for an amendment, permitting the legislature to fix the term of office, was defeated in the house. This discussion raised the issue squarely, and Mr. Sweet has not tried to get his bill out of the committee. He has been the victim of considerable "joshing" to-day, but for answer shows the ioshers a copy ol his bill. GOOD ROADS CAUSE LOST WIS. SENATE KILLS RESOLUTION 'Twni for a Constitutional Amend ment and Once Passed— Pri : mary mil Referred. , . , Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., March 26.—The good roads resolution, providing for a consti tutional amendment authorizing state aid in highway Improvements, was killed by the senate this morning by a vote of 18 to 12. The amendment passed the legis lature two years ago, but its second pas sage was necessary before being sub mitted to a vote of the people. The primary election bill was received by the senate from the assembly and was sent to the committee on privileges and elections without discussion. No report is expected from the committee before the latter part of next week, as the legisla ture will adjourn from Friday until Wednesday night or Thursday on account of the spring elections. The assembly ordered to third reading the bill which gives the Milwaukee or phan asylum the $240,000 appropriated to it by Samuel Howard for which the heirs are making a fight. KING GIVESJ THOUSAND Contrllintlonn Received for the Vic toria Memorial. London, March 26.—A public meeting was held at the Mansion House to-day to consider a national memorial for Queen Victoria. A communication was read from King Edward contributing £1,000 to the fund. Other donations announced in cluded /that of the corporation of Lon don, £5,250, and from various sources £5,00 C. ELLIOTT REAPPOfNTED He "Will Continue an Attorney for South Dakota. Washington, March 26.—The president to-day reappointed James D. Elliott of Tyndall attorney for the United States for the district of South Dakota. minister of the interior has published in structions for the authorities of the towns and provinces recommending preventive measures against disturbances, aa being more effective than severe repression aftea disturbances have broken out- CZAR IS ALARMED Agitations Thought to Be the Be-* i Sinning of Serious Troubles. London, March 26.—The Birmingham, Post, which is closely in touch with Joseph i; Chamberlain, says news received in high L quarters in London indicates that the czar; • is in a very nervous state. He fears th» result of the policy of his ministers ia the far east, while the student troubles and threats against his life, of which thera- ' are more than have been published, haver completely unnerved his majesty. His medical advisers have strongly coun selled a yachting cruise, but the czar haa refused to follow their advice. Those behind the scenes in Russia take a very grave view of the present -agitation, and think it is the beginning of more ser ious troubles. ■ DUE TO RUSSIA'S EXEMIES Russian Representatives Say tbs Trouble Is Not Serious. New York, March 26.—Vladimir Tejdcrw, : the Russian consul general in this city, says: "I am convinced that all these report* are greatly exaggerated. There is no deny- I ing that there is some rioting, but it Is ! not at all serious. I believe the reports^ eminate from some of the European coun tries which are not on the friendliest terms ■with Russia." Inventions, Says Casalni. Washington, March 26.—Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, is indignant at the pub lication of reportß regarding the alleged tur bulent conditions in Russi" the life o£ the czar. BRIDGE Wi An Ice Gorge at Milwaukee Causes a Loss of $10,000. Milwaukee, March 26.—A small ice gorge in the Milwaukee river north of North avenue broke loose about noon and carried away the footbridge over the dam south of Xofth avenue. The bridge was converted into a tangled mass of iron and boards at the foot of the dam. The loss will be about $10,000. The danger from water in the Menom inee river valley is believed to be past, unless large quantities of ice is brought down by the flood from above. The river at West Atilwaukee had reached four inches at noon. Sheboygan, Wis., March 26.—Reports from the Pigeon river in this county tell of Arndt's immense dam being washed out, doing large damage. The Bliss bridge on the Lake Shore road was car ried away and another bridge between there and Plymouth is gone. NETHAWAY IS OUT FOR IT HEAD OF THE ORDER OF ELKS Stlllwater Judge Decide* to Be a Candidate—Chicago and Bal timore Pledged. Special to The Journal. Stlllwater, Minn.. March 26.—Judge J. C. Nethaway, who has long been urged to become a candidate for grand exalted ruler of the Order of Klka. has concluded to enter the field and his name will no doubt be presented at the Milwaukee meeting. A special meeting of the local lodge will be held to-night end his can didacy will be formally launched. Every lodge in the state is expected to stand solidly behind him. He 1b strong in the west and among the big lodges of the country. Chicago and Baltimore have al ready Instructed for him. He was the first exalted ruler of the Stillwater lodge and was chairman of the grand lodge committee on grievances for some time. He has a wide acquaintance and will,make; a formidable candidate. SMASHED THE MACHINE Young: Appleton, Win., Man Does m Carrie Nation Turn. Special to The Journal. Appleton, Wls., March 26.—Two young men, under the influence of liquor, went into a saloon on West Collegt avenue yesterday, when only a boy was in the place. After putting a few nickels in the slot machine they became enraged at not winning, and one of them got a mallet and completely demolished the macine. He then took the contents, amounting to about $17, and left the place. The republican convention nominated the following: Mayor, Dr. Robert Leith; treas urer, A. H. Krugmier; city attorney, Theo dore F. Stark. The democratic convention renominated all the present city officers, as follows: Mayor, David Hammel; treasurer, Jolen Goodland. Jr.; attorney, T. H. Ryan. LEANDER WILSON KILLED Prominent Blue Earth Count Citi zen CrnMhed by His W«eon. , Special to The Journal. ■■'. - Mankato, Minn.. March 26—Leander Wil son, brother of County Atorney S. B. ,Wil son, was* killed last night near his home at Rai idan, this county." : He fell in front of his wagon and ' the forward wheels passed ever his > body. :He died in ; a r few ; hours.' He left & wife and ■ one daughter, Grac«- Wilson, who graduated - from * the Mankato normal and is a teacher in tb® 1 public schools here." " . .