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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAIi
PRICE TWO CENTS. PLOT AGAINST CHRISTIANITY Chinese Planned to Destroy All the Foreigners. BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT Dative Christians Met Death Like Martyrs of Old. CRUSADE NOT ANTI-MISSIONARY In Two Provinces Even the Founda tion!* of Church Buildings Were Destroyed. New York, April 10. —The annual re* port of the American Bible society on the ' situation in China will contain the fol lowing statements from one of its agents in China, Rev. John R. Hykes: There was a deep and cunningly laid plot under Imperial sanction to extirpate Chris tianity, "expel all foreigners and destroy all foreign interests. No one divined the full extent of the iniquity which was deliberately contemplated. In all, 153 Protestant missionaries, includ ing sixty men, seventy-five women and forty eight children, have been massacred. With tne exception of the massacres at Ku-Choo in 'Cheklang, in which eleven persons were levied, and at Heng-Choo in Hunan, all of the deaths occurred in the northern provinces. The Question has been raised at home as to •whether the Boxer uprising was antiforeign or antlmissionary In Us character. No doubt t-xists in the mind of any well-informed per son in China. The movement was undoubted ly against foreigners as such, and the crusade was directed against everything foreign, Christianity, of course., included. Hsu-Ching-Cheug and Yuen-Chang, two j ministers of the foreign office, would not transmit the awful edict which reiterated the order to '"painfully extirpate all foreigners," but changed it so as to read "protect all for eigners," and then sent it flying over the wires to the remotest provinces. They were sentenced to be cut in two. Missionaries were the class that benefited by this act of heroism. The fact that every missionary escaped from fourteen out of the eighteen provinces would Indicate that the crusade was not especially ant 1 missionary. BuildillKM l)elilaili*litMi. In the provinces of i.'hiuli aud Shansi every school, hospital, chapel and dwelling was looted and burned by the Koxers or imperial troops, the only exception being the property in the foreign settlement at Tientsin. So <_"omplete was the demolition of property by these mad fanatics that not a vestige was left to mark the site; even the foundations were dug up and curried away. There was also destruction of mission property In the provinces of Shensi, Hotau, Hunan, Hupeh, Kiangsi, Chekiaug and Kwarituug. The uative Christians have beeu the worst sufferers. Those who escaped the general slaughter in the northern provinces lost abso lutely everything, and many of them are per .■ihi: s from cold and starvation. The scriptures destroyed will aggregate not leas than 100,000 volumes, and the actual loss to the society will not be leas than $S,ooi> or 510,000 gold, including the necessary expense of getting workers to places of safety aud back again to their stations. Chiueie Martyrs. All of our foreign superintendents were saved. We have to mourn the loss of many ucble and devoted native workers. They ■were warned of the risk they were running, l<ut not a man of the noble band of eighteen flinched. Their reply was: "We go on a col portage tour. God's will be done." Only four of the eighteen returned from that jour ney. The homes of these martyrs were looted ■ and burned and their families exterminated. Those who survived escaped to the moun-< xains, where they suffered terrible privations and managed to get back to Peking after it was captured by the allied armies. Of the colporteurs under missionary supervision I have not heard of one who escaped. In some other parts of China colporteurs endured ter rible persecution, and some of them are only bow venturing out of hiding. More than 40,000 native converts (including Roman Catholics) met death with a heroism worthy of the best age of the church. Growth of the Work. While the total number of volumes of the scriptures published is 37,700 less than the previous year, the number of pages is slightly in excess. The number of pages printed in 1899 was 76,932,200; this year it was 77,646,700, or about three-quarters of a million more. This 18 the largest number of pages ever printed In. one year by the China agency, and will give some idea of the proportions to •which the work had grown, when, in common •with all other forms of Christian work, it ■was suddenly interrupted by the events of the past year. The number of mandarin Bibles manufac tured is worthy of special notice. There were received from the printers no less than 16,500 complete BibleE, and 5,000 copies were in press on Dec. 31. Ten years ago an edition of 2,000 copies was thought sufficient to meeet the demand for several years. This fairly indi cates the growth of the native church during this period, for it is from native Christians that the demand for these Bibles comes. CONFESSED TO HOUSE Joneo Says He Told Him About the Murder. Xew York, April 10. —In the re-direct ex amination of Valet Jones at the hearing of Patrick charged with the murder of Wil liam Marsh Rice, the Texas millionaire, Mr. Osborne asked: "Jones, to whom did you first tell the story of your having chloroformed Mr. Rice? I mean the same story you told here?" "To Mr. House," was the reply. House is one of Patrick's lawyers. "I told Mr. House that 1 murdered Mr. Rice," said Jones. "I told him I gave him mer cury pills, where I got the chloroform and all about it." "And what did Mr. House say?" "He told Patrick that it would not do for him to put all the blame on me; that i lie was as much in it as I was." Mr. Osborne brought out the fact that the talk with Mr. House occurred several days before the district attorney had the faintest idea that the prisoner would make a confession. The evidence led to a heated tilt be tween Mr. Osborne and Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore accused Mr. Osborne of unprofes sional conduct in forcing a witness to dis close a conversation with his lawyer. Walter O. Wetherbee, a clerk in the Swenson bank, after testifying that he was familiar with the handwriting of the late Mr. Rice, branded the Patrick will, the $25,000 check, the general assignments and the cremation letters as forgeries. The first witness to-day was Captain James A. Baker, jr., a lawyer of Houston, Texas, Rice's attorney. The signature on the 1596 will, Captain Baker said, was Rice's. The Swenson checks, the witness declared, were forgeries. REALISTIC. Brooklyn Eagle. Mr«. Parkville — Why, Annette! You have broken your pretty teapot! How did you come to do it? Little Annette—Oh, I was just playing bired girl. RUSSIA AS CHINA'S ALLY New View of the Manchuria Situation. CHINA MAY SIGN YET Russia, in Return, to Protect China From Other Powers. CHINESE - JAPANESE ALLIANCE Japan la Said to Be SatiMfled With the Iniciii <tu»NIHJi Pee laratiun. Kmw York Sun Somc!*l Smrvlom. Peking, April 10.—A new view of the Manchurian question is expressed by in fluential Chinese here, namely, that China has not definitely refused to make any agreement with Russia, but desires to secure further modifications in the convention, especially a. definite state ment that for whatever privileges are granted, Russia, in turn, will openly as sist in maintaining China's integrity and will formally recognize her sovereignty. If this view should be impressed upon the court it is still possible that the Chinese will ratify the agreement. On the other hand, many Chinese offi cials continue to urge the court not to ratify any agreement, fearing, doubtless, that such ratification would create the impression that China's independence had been weakened, and thus hasten the international scramble for China's ter ritory. Alliance With Japan. It is learned that the faction in Japan favoring a Chinese-Japanese alliance for united resistance against Russia is.gain ing strength. Sir Robert Hart, director general of the imperial maritime customs, has appointed a Russian as commissioner of customs at New Chwang, his action being based upon the fact that Russia claims all the cus toms revenue there. This indicates the possible procedure of the other powers, each of them directing the customs at the treaty ports within its special sphere, notvvithtsanding Sir Robert Hart's stren uous efforts to retain the cutsoms as a • 'hinese department and as helping to solidify the Chinese government. REBELLION ,\OT SERIOUS View That the Boxer Leader Im Sim ply Trying; tv Save Hi* Head. A>:e York Sun Special Sttmio* Washington, April 10.—Officials of the slate department place litjtle credence in the reports of an impending ckil war in China. An official who has made a study of the eastern question, thinks that Gen eral Tung Fu-Siang, one of the leaders in the boxer movement, has simply hedged himself about by his troops to make a desperate fight before he will permit him self to be captured. The gathering of a large army at one point, it is believed here, gave rise to the rumors of a civil war. London, April 10.—Reports of a fresh rebellion in China are not confirmed and are attributed to Earl Li's disconsolate reflection that everything will go wrong since his advice has not been heeded. More trustworthy dispatches indicate steady progress at Peking in the direc tion of a settlement by which the court ran speedily return to the capital. Count Waldersee is keeping the commanders of the allied forces together, and an agree ment on all essential points is already assured. 'AGREE OX IXDEMXITV England and Germany Said to Have an Understanding* Ific York Sun Special Servle* Berlin, April 10.—Dr. Stuebel, director of the colonial office, has returned from Lon don, where, it is understood, he arrived at a complete understanding with Great Brit ain in reference to the indemnity to be paid by China. Each government, it is said, will adopt the same system, receive and consider private claims and losses and then demand a lump sum, which it will itself distribute. JAPAN. SATISFIED Rnnstaii Statement on Manchuria Ac cepted in Good Faith. Washington, April 10.—The Japanese minister, Mr. Takahira. to-day received official advices from the foreign office at Tokio entirely dispelling the reports of a Russo-Japanese rupture and showing that the Japanese government accepts the latest declaration of Russia on Man churia as made in entire good faith and is quite satisfied to leave the Manchurian question in its present status. FIFTH DISTRICT "FRATS" Phi Kappa PKi'« of Seven College* in Session at Madison. Special to The Journal. . Madison, Wis., April 10.—The biennial convention of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity for the fifth district, embracing seven western colleges, is in session here to-day. All the colleges are represented. The delegates are: Carr of Sanford university,. Ford, University of California; H. Law! rence and F. Davis, Minnesota; Roach and Kendall, Iowa; Hayes and Shedd, Nebras ka, and G. Wright of Beloit. The conven tions are held every two years to discuss fraternity affairs. ,■ This evening a dance will be given at Keley's which promises to be one of the swellest affairs of the season. Mrs La Follette, wife of the governor, will be one of the chaprones. QUOTES MR. MANN Canadian Northern Cannot Expect to Earn Fixed CharareK. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., April 10.—D. W. Bole, one of the railway deal delegates, gave an interview to-day in which he said Mann admitted to him when in Ottawa that the Canadian Northern could not pay. Bole's words are: "In further conver sation Mr. Mann admitted that the road I could not earn more than two-thirds of the fixed charges after paying working expenses. This, of course, means a deficit of over $200,000 for the first year, and it is Important that the people of the province who will have to pay this should know the opinion of one of the parties to the deal." Rumonr started yesterday to train on the Red river for the world's sculling championship contest with Jake Gaudaur. CHARLIE'S WISH. Exchange. Little Charlie (at supper)— Grandma, do your glasses make things look bigger? Grandim —Yes. dearie. Why? 'harlie—Oh, I only thought if they did I'd like you to take 'em off while you're cuttin' the cake. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1901. - —. . ■■ ■ ■ ~T - • — - . —»^« PLEASANT RELATIONS. La Belle France—Oh, bow nice! Just a little tighter, Bruin, dear. WOULD WIPE IT OUT House in Favor of Expunging Lay bourn's Resolution of Censure. SOME ACTION IS DUE FRIDAY NEXT Two of Wash burn's Measures Fought by Some Whose Toes Were Stepped On. Sentiment in the house is practically unanimous in favor of expunging from the records the Laybourn resolution cen- ! suring Messrs. Jacobson and Washburn for making charges of bribery. No move was made to-day in that direction, and the business of the house will not be interrupted either to-day or to-morrow. Action will probably be taken Friday morning, when the house meets to clean up the slate and say good-bye. No bills can be passed on Friday, but resolutions are in order, and unless Mr. Laybourn has withdrawn his resolution of censure he will have to defend it against a motion to strike it from the records. A sad commentary on the caliber of some members of the legislature has been furnished by their actions of the past few days. Two important bills, the inheri tance tax measure and the forfeited tax sale bill, bear the name of Mr. Washburn. These bills were fought hard in the house by certain members whose toes he stepped on in making the bribery expose. They were also fought in the senate by Senator Greer, but were triumphantly carried. CLASH WITH GOVERNOR HAWAII HOUSE RETURNS A NOTE It Was SiciKMl With His Name, With out Hi* Title—Wireless Telegjraphy. Honolulu, April 4.—The house of rep resentatives has engaged in another con troversy with Governor Dole. The execu tive yesterday sent a communication to the house replying to a request for data, and the house ordered its clerk to return the document with notice that it was not in proper form because it was signed Sanford B. Dole, without any title affixed. This action was taken because the gov ernor recently sent a resolution back to the house because it was not certified by the secretary. In his letter the governor declined to respond to a call for general information on subjects connected with the proceed ings of the executive council, stating that he required specific demands for data, and that there did not appear to be any subject before the house on which dara were needed by the members. In the senate the liquor dispensary bill was unfavorably reported by a committee. As a majority of the senators are thought to be against it, the bill is considered dead. The steamer Upola, a small interisland vessel, is reported on the reef at Puku, Hawaii. The news was sent to Honolulu by wireless telegraphy from Maukona. FIFTY CARLOADS OF RAILS Heavy Receipt* of Materials for HuoK'litou County's Road. Special to Tbe Journal. Calumet, Mich., April 10. —Fifty carloads of 60-pound T rails have been received from the Illinois Steel company and are being unloaded et Osceola. They will be distributed along the route of the Houghton county street railway. Ties and poles are arriving daily. Ten five yard dump cars will be kept busy all sum mer hauling rock for ballast from the Franklin Junior mine. Standard gauge ties are being dis tributed along the route of the Hancock & Calumet railroad and the work of changing the narrow gauge to the stand ard may begin at any time. BACK TO JAIL Escaped Horse Thief Rounded I p at Oseeola. Wis. Special to The Journal. Osceola, Wis.. April 10.—Robert Carl son, a horse thief, who broke jail at Web ster City, lowa, in July, 1900 was cap tured liere by Sheriff William Johnson. B. H. Sutton, a deputy, arrived to-day with, extradition papers to take him back for trial. The Hague—A desire has been expressed by several members of the international arbitra tion court to hold the first meeting May 17 the czar's birthday. It Is proposed to have an opening ceremony of great solemnity in honor or the czar. POSTMASTERS ON THE RACK Charges Against Several in Minnesota. SLATED FOR REMOVAL They Are Accused of Carelessness' in Keeping Accounts. ONE SHORTAGE IS REPORTED Result of the Trip of an Inspector Through Northern Min nesota. JFVom The .Journal Bureau. Room, 4S, ■ Post building, Washington. . ; . • • . . Washington, April 10.—As a result of the visit of a postoffice inspector to north ern Minnesota, it is probable that some changes will be made in the postmasters at some of the fourth class offices in four counties. Among the postmasters men tioned in his reports as having irregu larities in their accounts are those at Norwegian Grove, Ottertail county, Ulen, Clay county, two offices in Kittsoh county and two in Marshall county. The department does not indicate that there has been any criminal negligence by the postmasters except at Ulen, where a shortage is reported, but simply that the accounts are loosely kept. The in spector has recommended the removal of the postmasters and it is probable that the recommendation will be followed. These alleged irregularities have been uncovered by the inspector in the regular inspection trip through the state. It was formerly the custom of the department not to make inspections of fourth class offices except at rare intervals. A law was re cently passed, however, requiring an in spection of every office at least c 3 a year and a sharp check has been put on all postmasters throughout the country. The inspector will continue his visits to other offices in Minnesota and other northwestern states. It is said at the department that he has called all pt;l masters to the strictest accountability for funds entrusted to them and has de manded accurate accounts. This strict ness, while hard on postmasters, who are undoubtedly honest but whcse education in bookkeeping is somewhat limited, is commended by the department, being the only way in which frauds can be deter mined and prevented. In all cases where the* inspector has found inaccuracies he has recommended removal. His last re port on offices in the four counties men tioned was rather sweeping, but in the line of good administration. A statement given out at the postofflce department to-day shows that last month was an unusually good one for Minne apolis. The postal receipts for the month aggregated $68,528, as against $59,642 for the same month last year, an increase of $9,486, or 1C per cent. At St. Paul the receipts took a slump. They amounted to 169,723, as against $53,333 for March. VMO, a decrease of $2,610, or 4.8 pen cent. —H. C. Stevens. Washington Small Talk. Additional free delivery will be established May 15 at Bioadhead, Green county, Wis. Two rural free delivery routes have been ordered established at Lake City, Wabasba county, Minn., May 13. with Edward Peter son and George Mosher, carriers. The routes wiil be fifty miles long and will cover an area of sixty-seven square miles. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota — Corning, Mower county, O. B. Helgesoa; Hawyek, Kandiyohi county, O. J. Rollevson. lowa—Hamruerville, Buchanan county, A. J. Barry. Montana—Broadus, Custer county, Robert Johnston: Prega.i, Teton county, Nel lie Burgett. LOOKING AHEAD. Brooklyn Eagle. Menhasset —If her parents didn't object, then why did they elope? Whitestone —Oh, it was a smart move on his part to .get out of ha*ing to have his picture taken later standing up with her in their wedding clothc-s. TOASTS THE CZAR President Loubet Also Decorates Russian Naval Officers. FRENCH JOY OVER THE EVENT Return of the Russian Squadron Dwarfs Interest in Other . . . Events at Alee. Ville France, April 10. —President Lou.bet to-day paid his promised violt to the Russian squadron, and he decorated Admiral Birileff and two of his officers with the cross of the Legion of Honor. Admiral Birileff and his staff, contrary to usage, landed and conducted M. Loubet aboard the flagship. The whole squadron was dressed and manned. President Loubet subsequently em barked on the St. Louis and sailed for Toulon. The Russian bands played the Marseillaise and their crews cheered, and both French and Russian warships saluted as the St. Louis, with the president on board, passed out. The Russian fleet will remain here a week. Nice, April 10.—At the banquet in honor of the Russian officers, M. Loubet pro posed the health of the czar, "who, in sending you hither to salute the president of the French republic, has proved once more the constancy of his sentiment for a friendly allied nation." Paris, April 10.—The unexpected return of the Russian squadron dwarfed interest in all other events on the program at Nice. The news is on the lips of every one in Paris and joy is expressed by both the public and the press. The intensity of this gratification showed that great numbene of Frenchmen had treated with skepticism the explanation that the with drawal of the squadron was simply due to a desire not to be politically identified with the Franco-Italian demonstration. Toulon. April 10.—The town is gay with flags and festoons of French and Italian colors. Enormous crowds on the quays watched the arrival of the squadron es corting President Loubet. COCKPITS "GO" IN MANILA THEY'RE MRS. LARCE'S COXCESSIOX It Is Denied Officially That Agnlnal do Has Signed the Manifesto. Manila, April 10.—Lieutenant Mapes, of the Twenty-third infantry, has captured $40,000 of insurgent funds and has taken prisoner three officers of General Cailles' staff near Manila. Under the old regulations, cock-pits will be re-established in Manila, the privilege 6f conducting them being granted to the widow of Captain Lara, who commanded the native police of the city. Formerly the municipal revenue derived from cock fighting amounted to $60,000 annually. It is stated that before Aguinaldo is liberated he will be required to obtain the surrender of General Tino, the in surgent leader. MANIFESTO SOT SIGXED Official Denial in \ln nila—< oiumis i*ary I'mud Inquiry. Manila, April 10.—The report that Agui naldo has completed the manifesto which he is to issue to his followers urging them to submit is officially denied. It is said that the delay is caused by some minor differences. The trials of persons charged with be ing mixed up in the commissary scandals will commence. It is expected that the investigations will lead to many expo sures, as the deficit amounts 4o over ?100,000. MORGAN'S GREAT CHANCE : London Paper >u> * He May Solve the V • Canal Question. London. April ,10.—The Pall Mall Ga zette, discussing a cabled suggestion that J. Pierpont Morgan's visit"' to Europe con cerns not only, the steel : trust but - the Panama canal project, considers it proba ble that the strong feeling of British ship owners in favor of the Panama has had some. Influence with Mr. Morgan, and says :msg3BßßmSfflSßffißi ' . '- ■■■■■■• ■~ Mr. Morgan . ; now has the chance .of t bring ing the great moneyed people and ship owners of Great j Britain and those of ' the United States together on this question of an inter national canal. 'His. presence ;in" this coun try may consolidate ; the ideas on this ques tion - and-- bring [ about a ■-, working 'arrangement sltable^-to the maritime nations- of the •world." 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK ROBBERY ON AN ATLANTIC LINER Three Bars of Gold, Worth $22,750, Stolen From the Strong Room of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. There is No Clue to the Thieves, and the Steam ship Company Offers a Reward for Its Recovery. Breruerhaven, April 10.—It is officially announced that three bars of gold wete stolen during the voyage of the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, which left New York, April 2, and arrived at Cherbourg, April 9. The company has offered a reward of 10,000 marks for their restitution or for the dis covery of the thieves. < oiupanj's Statuient. New York, April 10.—At the office of the North German Lloyd agents this morning, the following statement was made: Three bars of gold valued at $22,750 were taken from the specie room of the Kaise/ Wilhelm der Grosae somewhere between here and Cherbourg. The bars were taken from cask 4, but we have no idea as to how the robbery was accomplished. Our advices are but brief and do not show how the room was entered. The gold was shipped by the National City bank of New York. We understand it was | insured, but the question of responsibility will be passed upon later. The specie room is a strong, safe one, se cured by patent lock to which there were but two keys. The chief officer kept one key, the purser the other. The bars of gold were packed in oak casks bound with iron hoops. Thousands of dollars in gold were within the reach of the man that forced his way into the strong room. The passengers and their baggage were subjected to rigorous scrutiny in landing, and the search was repeated when the train reached Paris. No loss of gold in transit between the United States and Europe has been re ported since Aug. 1, 1884, when a keg of American eagles containing $10,000 was reported missing after it had been de- PREVENTS TRAIN ROBBERY DEPUTY MARSHAL SHOOTS A MAX David O. Lose I* Killed at \iiis worth, ifelL, After Being- Arrested. Ainsworth, Xeb., April 10.—Deputy United States Marshal Frederick M. Hans, special agent for the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad, last night shot and killed David O. Luse. Hans called at the Luse home and arrested Luse. Luse asked permission to get his overcoat from another room. Hans followed him; and Luse is said to have reached behind the overcoat for a shotgun. As he wheeled arount Hans shot him twice through the heart. Omaha, April 10.—Railroad officials in this city say that Hans killed David Luse after having arrested him to prevent a well-planned train robbery. HALL'S BILL KILLED Badger Legislators Do It Again- Torrens System Indorsed. Madison, Wis., April 10.—The Hall bill, providing for the appointment of a street railway commissipn, which has been de feated by several legislatures, met its fate again to-day, being killed by the assembly by a vote of 74 to 24. The constitutional amendment legalizing the use of voting machines, which had been killed but was resurrected, was concurred in by the sen ate to-day—lo to 12. The assembly passed the bill adopting the Torrens system of land registration— 59 to 39. The bill legalizing the practice of osteopathy was reported adversely in the assembly. The senate advanced to third reading the bill providing a bounty on wolves, wild cats, and lynx. The lines on the primary election bills have been drawn tight by both the friends and opponents of the measure, for the final fight which begins on the floor of the senate to-night. An agreement was arrived at between the friends and oppo nents of the bills yesterday afternoon, which provides that each side shall have two and one-half hours in which to de bate the measure, the opening and clos ing being given to the friends of the bill. By the terms of the agreement all rulea interfering with the immediate considera tion of the bill shall be suspended and no parliamentary tactics shall be per mitted to delay final action, and that after the debate this evening ad journment shall be taken until 7:30 Thurs day evening, and that final disposition of the- measures shall be made before ad journment is taken on Thursday evening, April 11. SOUTH DAKOTA GUARDSMEN First Reßlnient Is Now Fnll—Two Troops and a Battery. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. D., April 10.—The first regi ment of the new state guard is now filled up, infantry companies having been or ganized at Eureka, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Volga, Canistota, Redfleld, Howard, Ar mour, Milbank, Aberdeen and Evarts. The full military strength of the state con sists of these companies, troops A at Deadwood and B at Pierre, and Battery A at Clark. Captain A. B. Sessions of Sioux Falls was to-day appointed as assistant adjutant generr.l, Indian Inspector McLaughlin is -now at the Rosebud agency to treat with the In dians for the cession of that part of their reservation lying in Gregory county, and has asked the state authorities for data as to exact boundaries so that he ma> know just what land is included. Unique Matrimonial Record Special to The Journal. Jackson, Minn., April 10.—Thirty years ago P. W. Hill left his family here, a wife and two children, and returned east. He was divorced and remarried, and reared a family of six children. He lost bis second wife by death and married th« third time and was again divorced. He returned to this place last week, courted his first wife and was united to fl« yesterday. livered by the Compagnie Generate Trans- Atlantique Railroad company at Havre to be taken to Paris. This shipment was consigned to Lazard Freres. Guards Against Theft. Shipments of gold are always heavily insured. The gold lg taken from the assay office in trucks, usually In sealed kegs. Representatives of the shipper de liver it to the second officer or other official selected by the steamship com pany, who receipts for It, mentioning in his receipt the number of kegs "said to contain gold" delivered to him. If, when, the kegs are opened they do not contain the amount of gold expected the carrier is not responsible so long as the seals have not been proken. All the kegs are locked in the specie i vault on the steamship in the presence of the representatives of the shipper. When the vessel reaches its destination the kegs are again checked off. Enormous sums in gold are shipped across the Atlantic when conditions ara favorable to such movements. Some ves sels have carried as much as $5,000,000 on a single trip, but in recent years, at least, not a single dollar has been lost. BARS XOT l,\M)i:i) Police Think They Are Still Aboard the Steamer. Paris, April 10.—Neither th« Cherbourg nor the Paris police have found any trace of the missing gold bars or of the thieves. 1 They are confident 1 that the bars were not landed in Prance and think they are still aboard the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse and will be found concealed in the hold at her arrival at Bremen. The only suspicious incident on board the steamer was a fight between two members of the crew on the eve of her arrival at Cherbourg. Both men were stabbed with knives. A little later the robbery was discovered. IN A PAUPER'S GRAVE Only an Accident Saves Georga Thurber From Burial. PROMINENT BOARD OF TRADE MAN His Widow Is at La Crosae ana He Has Friends at Hastings. Chicago, April 10.—Only the accidental visit of a deputy coroner to the morgue of the county hospital prevented the remains of George Thurber, formerly considered one of the most astute traders in the Chicago wheat pit, from being buried un named in the pottersfield. Mr. Thurber died in the county hospital Monday. He was taken sick on a trein while going to Hastings, Minn., from Dayton, Fla. The conductor found on his unconscious form memorandum directing that he be sent to a Chicago hospital la case he was taken seriously ill. Un known, and apparently without friends, the sick man was refused admittance at one hospital, and he was taken to the county institution. The body was placed in the morgue and arrangements were made for interment ia the pottersfleld, when the body was recog nized by the deputy coroner, and notifi cation was sent to his widow in La Crosse, Wis., and to his friends in Hastings Minn. Mr. Thurber was but 38 years of age. He retired from active business about a years ago on account of ill health. Known at La < ronae. La Crosse, Wis., April 10.—George S. Thurber, who died at the county hospital in Chicago, was well known in this city. He was in business here for a number of years and his wife is the daughter of a. prominentv business man here. Of late years Mr. Thurber has been Identified with the Weare Commission company of Chi cago. GASOLENE LAMP COMBINE It'la Said to Include Nearly All Man- nfneturers in the Country. Chicago, April 10.—Representatives of thirty-five concerns manufacturing gaso lene lamps and fixtures have perfected an. organization said to represent nearly all gasolene lamp manufacturing interests in the country. C. R. Gillett was chosen president and J. B. Linsley secretary. TEMPORARY MINISTER M. Waldeck-Roamteau Relieved of Part of His Work. Paris, April 10. —Owing to the illness of M. Waldeck-Rousseau, the premier and minister of the interior, M. Georges Leygues, minister of public instruction and worship, has been appointed to the ministry of the interior ad interim. A VETERAN'S CRIMES Milwaukee Man Shoots His Wife and Then Kills Himself. Milwaukee, Wis.. April 10.—Edward E. Moore, aged 56, a member of the Iron brigade, shot his wife, about ten years his junior, last night at 370 South Pierc« street and then committed suicide. The couple had been married about two years and had frequent quarrels.