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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS. FOES BECOME FAST FRIENDS Alliance Between Japan and Russia. FOR CONTROL OF CHINA Japan's Changed Attitude Causes Much Speculation. STAND AGAINST THE WORLD Diplomat* Wonder Whether Japan Has \ot Forced Husniii Into a. Coalition. Horn York Sun Somo/al Smrvlcm Washington, April 11. —Have Russia and Japan formed an alliance for control ing affairs in Manchuria, and possibly to gain the absolute mastery of the whole Chinese empire? This question is uppermost in official circles In Washington, and belief that an affirmative answer will be an early devel opment is rapidly obtaining a foothold. Instead of looking askance at everything which Russia could possibly do in respect to rhineae affairs, the Japanese minister, Mr. Takahira, is smilingly assuring offi cialdom at the capital that his govern ment in more than gratified with the atti tude assumed by the czar. His assurances from Tokio that there was no possibility of a rupture with Rus sia, but that on the other hand Japan re ceived Russia's assurances on Manchuria with a sense of satisfaction that amounted almost to delight, coupled with the com plete change of front by the semi-offi cial newspapers of Japan, has caused rep resentatives of the governments here as well as l Tnited States officials to wonder whether Japan has not finally forced Rus sia to make overtures for a coalition of energies, and whether they will not soon be arrayed against the world for dom inance in China. REDK'E THE TROOPS Correitpoudent Fears There Will Be .More Trouble. Jfetr York Sun Sj.evict I Serviea London, April 11. —The Peking corre spondent of the Times says all the com manders are daily becoming more im pressed with the expediency of reducing *he forces in China at the earliest pos sible moment. The present condition of negotiations does not demand their re tention, as there is little prospect of a hitch on the Chinese side. The correspondent pictures the situa tion in the districts occupied by the for eign troops in the gloomiest colors, and says trade with northern China is com pletely paralyzed. The first steamers from Shanghai to Tientsin after the open- Ing of navigation usually carry goods to the value of 10,000 taels. This year scar cely a single package has come forward. The condition regarding administrative affairs is little short of chaos. What with flying columns, Chinese marauders and extortioners and blackmailers, the utmost distress prevails and this is gen erating a spirit of hopelessness and reck lessness, and it Is reported that Boxerism is still lurking beneath the surface. The anti-foreign feeling, according to many competent judges, is more widespread and more genuine in the province of Chihli than at any time since the Boxer triumphs. RUSSIA l.\ TO STAY Terrible suffering;' is Reported in .Ylumrhuria. Special to The Journal. Victoria, B. C, April 11. —A correspond ent of the Shanghai Mercury says that practically the whole of Manchuria is at the mercy of robbers. Horrible barabari ities are committed. Men are scorched even to death to extract from them a confession of the whereabouts of their money, and young women and girls are carried off. The correspondent saw a huge pit ten feet underground sunk by the villagers to provide rf refuge for their women. There was a small trap door which could be closed and secreted on the approach of danger. All the yamens are occupied by Russian troops, and from the large stock of food and fodder they have laid in it looks as if they do not think of evacuating. GERMAN OFFICER KILLED One Report Is That He Was Shot While Riding .Near Peking. Berlin, April 11.—A dispatch from Pe king says Captain Bartsch of the Second infantry (German) was found dead yes terday in the neighborhood of Peking. In formation tends to show that he met with an accident. But a dispatch from Peking to the Lokal Anzeiger says Captain Bartsch was shot while riding near the summer palace and that his horse dis appeared. YANG Yl THROWX OUT Report of Rough Treatment of the Chinese Minister to Hunmlu. Paris, April 11.—The Patrie pub lishes a report from St. Petersburg which cays the Chinese minister there, Yang Yu, gravely Insulted Count Lamsdorff, the Russian minister of foreign affairs, during a discussion of the Manchurian question, thereupon the count ordered his lackeys to put the Chinese minister out and Yang Yu was thrown down stairs and fatally injured in the head. Bear Shotvs His Cl«n>, London, April 11. —"M". De Giers demands the return of all communications to the Chinese authorities from the Russian lega tion regarding the Manchurian negotiations," says Dr. Morrison, writing to the Times from Peking, "and he had warned Li Hung Chang that, instead of being, as heretofore, an ad vocate of the Chinese cause in the confer ence of the ministers of thg powers, he will henceforth support the policy of the utmost severity." NO BACK DOWN President Will Tel the Cabana That FlfUt Terms Stand. Washington, April 11.—Secretary Root said to-day that the president would re ceive a committee from the Cuban con stitutional convention. It is the opinion in official circles that he would make no promise, but that he would give the Cubans to understand that the Plait amendment ■voiced both the. official and public opin ion of the United States. TAKES A YOUNG BRIDE. Special to The Journal. • Grandin, N. D., April 11.—M. C. Kenyon and Miss Mabelle Baylee of Caledonia. N. D., ■were" united in ; marriage at Hillsboro by Rev. F. D. Whittles. Mr. Kenyon is 59 years of age while Mrs. Kenyon is but 24. The groom ,Is an old: resident .of <i>e state and a \rozninant farmer," - RUSSIA, ITALY AND FRANCE New Triple Alliance Said to Be Forming. RESULT OF MEETINGS Economic Coalition for United Of . isive Operations. ITALY WILL SAVE IN HER ARMY President I.oil bet Exchanges Greet ings With the King- of Italy. How York Sun Snodal Smrvtoe Paris, April 11.—In the best-informed circles here it is believed the visit of the Italian fleet to Toulon will have far reaching effects. Although it is conceded that the triple alliance will be renewed, it is also' said that Russia, France and Italy are now laying the foundations of a new triple alliance, "the aim of which would be not simply to remain on the defensive, but to take decidedly offensive action, at least, economically, in Meditei- ranean and Asiatic latitudes." This is the statement of a very close observer of international matters. He also says that the well-known Russophile sentiments of Queen Helena of Italy, the daughter of the Prince of Montenegro, whose family is a faithful ally of the czar, and whose sister, Princess Militza, is married to Grand Duke Peter of Rtfssta, are certain to influence King Victor Em manuel in favor of the new international arrangement. One practical result of the new policy will be the cutting down by the Italian parliament of military expenses. One minister will attend to the army and the navy departments. The army will be re duced, as there is no longer the old dan ger of invasion from the French frontier. France may also be able to reduce its army. ROYAL GREETINGS France Fraternizes With Italy and With Hn«»ia. Paris, April 11.—The important festivi ties attending President Loubet's visit to the Riviera were brought to a climax in &c double naval demonstration at Ville franche and Toulon. Both proved splen i did spectacles. * ■ I M. Loubet, when accepting tea from Admiral Birlieff, said: "I am very much pleased that his majesty, the emperor, has sent a squad ron to salute the president of the French j republic. I am very grateful for this j mark of sympathy, and I raise my glass to : the health of their majesties, the emperor | and empress, and to the friendly and al | lied Russian nation to the prosperity of I the Russian army." ■ Admiral Birileff toasted "The president j of the French republic, the prosperity of j La Belle France, my second fatherland, and the glory of the French navy." '•'.... Prance to Italy. Toulon, April 11.—President Loubet tel egraphed to King Victor Emmanuel of Italy as follows: -■ ! : ' i-,';-. ,„ : "Sire: ; His royal highness, monsigneur the Duke of Genoa, has Just presented me hi your majesty's name th,e collar of the Order jof the Aimunciatia. I hasten to offer my j sincere thanks for this very high mark of es teem and friendship. 1 beg your majesty to accept my ardent wishes for the glory of your reign, and for the welfare of her majes ty, the queen; for the happy realization now approaching of the hope of the royal house, and, finally,. for the prosperity of Italy, the frl>nd of France. President Loubet concluded his message saying he has directed M. Delcasse, the French minister of foreign affairs, to present the Duke of Genoa with the grand cordon of the Legion of Honor. M. Loubet received the following reply: I thank your excellency most heartily for your amiable message and for the cordial re ception given to my uncle, the Duke of Ge noa, and to the Italian fleet. The queen joins me in expressing grateful thanks for your wishes for our happiness. For myself, please accept my sincere wishes for you per sonally and for the prosperity of France, the friend of Italy. ; The Toasts. At the banquet in honor of the Duke of Genoa, President Loubet proposed a joint toast to the King and Queen of Italy, former Queen Margherita, the Duke of Genoa, the royal family of Italy, the Italian nation and the Italian navy. The Duke of Genoa replied, toasting the French president, the French army, the French navy and the French nation. M. Loubet then proposed King Alfonso XIII., the queen regent, the Spanish navy and the Spanish nation. The president's third toast was intro duced as follows: ; Will the officers of the navy of his majesty, ths Emperor of Russia, whose flag has been acclaimed here amid never-to-be-forgotten festivities, and will the foreign officers dep uted to come to Toulon, who have been pleased to sit at this table beside their French comrades;' permit me to associate them in a toast which I propose to the offi cers and crew of our navy? The spirit of honor, the same habit of. dis cipline and the same passion for danger has established a noble brotherhood among the navies of all nations. '. It is only to unite them in v- one and the same tribute for the examples of solidarity and abnegation which they give to humanity. PATRICK HEARING ENDS Justice Jerome Withholds His De- rihion Until Monday. New York. April 11. —Justice Jerome said he would withhold his decision as to whether a case sufficiently strong has been presented to warrant holding Patrick on the charge of murdering Mil lionaire Rice. Patrick was remanded un til next Monday. The defense waived ex amination in the forgery charges against Patrick, David Lv Short and Maurice Meyer, and they were held for the grand jury. William J. Kinsley, an expert on hand writing, declared to-day that the 1900 will and the two checks for $25,000 and $65,000 drawn on Swenson & Co. in favor of Pat rick, were forgeries. Dr. Edward J. Donlin, one of the sur geons of the police department, testified he performed an autopsy on the body of Mr. Rice. Dr. Donlin said that the congested condition of the lungs was such as would have been produced by inhaling an irri tant gaseous vapor, such as chloroform. Dr. Hamilton Williams, a coroner's phy sician, who assisted Dr. Donlin in the autopsy on Mr. Rice's body, corroborated Dr. Donlin's testimony. In hia opin ion, the congestion was caused by the in halation of some irritant or acrid vapor, such as chloroform or ether. Professor Rudolph Witthaus testified that he found mercury in the internal or gans of William M. Rice. There was not sufficient mercury to cause death. ELEVATOR ENGINE EXPLODES. Hunter, N. D., April 11.— Tbe engine in the Great Western elevator at this place ex ploded this morning. Agent Stinso of the Cornwell Elevator company had his leg broken. The engine was demolished. THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 11, 1901. '..-''■"... • -r* ':>■■-■•;-■- .■.,.:.. ■ . . QUITTING TIME. Yes, the old man has sawed quite a bit of wood this session, after all. ENGLAND DOUBTS IT Cape Town Report of Botha's New Move for Peace. RUMORS REGARDING DE WET Hi« Activity Does Not Indicate That He Has Lost His Mind. Mmmr York Sun Special Servlca ■ • : London, April 11. —The newspapers are chary in j accepting ,the Cape Town story that Botha has I opened negotiations for surrender. The Times remarks that Cape Town is hardly the place from which early and trustworthy news on such a subject Is most likely to come. '*-." . FOR PEACE General Botha In Said .'to Have Re opened .Negotiations. . , London, April 11.—"It is semi-offlcially asserted here," says the Cape Town cor respondent of the Dally Telegraph, "that General Botha has had another interview with Lord Kitchener, in which" he in formed him that he had seen General De Wet, who still refuses to entertain the idea of surrendering on any terms. Gen eral Botha, however, regards De Wet as no longer responsible for his actions, and seeks a modus Vivendi on behalf of all the burgher forces." The report that General Botha has re newed the negotiations with Lord Kitch ener is not yet officially confirmed. Repeated statements about General De Wet's mental decay contrast sharply with the accounts of the famous raider's fore sight and fertility of resource during his recant retreat from Cape Colony. Cape Town, April 11.—It is understood here that, although General De Wet at his recent Interview with General Botha refused to surrender, General Botha, re garding him as irresponsible, undertakes to negotiate in behalf of the entire Boer forces. The British authorities here con sider that if General Botha surrenders De Wet's following can be easily taken.. As explained here, this action was de termined in part by General Botha's dis covery, at a recent meeting, that General De Wet's intellect had weakened and that hi 3 influence with the followers was di minishing and that a continuance of the campaign, in view of General De Wet's irresponsibility, rested with General Botha alone. FEARS HIS OWX MEN Report That De Wet Is Distracted by Hopelessness. ■ London, April 11. —A news agency pub lishes a dispatch from Cape Town received by the Frankfurter Zeitung, which says that General De Wet is so distracted by the hopelessness of his cause that he can truthfully be described as insane.- He goes in fear of his life amidst his own troops and keeps himself surrounded, night and day, by a bodyguard of chosen adherents. From his own ranks, voices are now more frequently heard calling im peratively for ?eace.'. NOBLES FROM HONOLULU Montana Sliriners to Welcome Im perial Potentate and Party. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., April 11.— Algeria Temple .Nobles of the Mystic Shrine are making elaborate preparations to receive Imperial Potentate Winslow and a party of nobles who are returning from Hono lulu, and are expected to reach. here Sun day afternoon. They will come; by spec ial train over the Great Northern. Shrin ers from all over the state will be here to greet the visitors. A banquet will be giv en in the auditorium. After the reception the party will proceed to the twin cities over the Great Northern, reaching there Tuesday.., The . original plans for the Montana : re ception were for Saturday, but these were changed because the boat upon which the party came from Honolulu lost a day in reaching San Francisco. A telegram to this effect was received to-day from Im perial Potentate Winslow. OSCAR WILL ARBITRATE King Will Pass on the Samoan Island Claims. ' Washington, '- April 11.—King ;. Oscar of Norway and Sweden has accepted-the. post of arbitrator on the Samoan • claims of the United States, _ Great :\- Britain and < Ger many. . King Oscar will have general charge not only of the determination of j the amount of the claims, ~ but • also what claims arose •as a necessary "result of-*; the military operations during »the; last upris- Ing in Samoa. ,^ . " .; '. -*• - ] ZAMBELES FREE OF REBELS COLONEL ARSE SURRENDERS Filipino. Leader Give* Ip - With 335 Men, Twelve Offloera and "' '.'■' Arms. ' \ '. Jy' ,"\ ' "■ . Washington, April —The war de partment this morning received the. fol lowing-cablegram: vi.: ; - ! , . Manila, April 11.—Adjutant General, Wash ington: * * *•* .Colonel Arse j surrendered Castillejos yesterday, 335 soldiers,'twelve offi cers and arms. This and ! surrender Colonel Alva (at) Orangapo, April 8, with thirteen officers, 394 <■ men, nir;«jy-two r - rifles, frees- Bataan, Zambeles provinces. ~, r "• " : :.:. - ,-.' ; '■>';'-- - \ —Mac Arthur. DELGADO A 'GOVERNOR™ Former lntturigent Commander Gets un Oilice. Iloilo, Island of Panay, April .11— Gen eral Martin Delgado, the chief insurgent commander in the island of Panay until his surrender in January, .has been ap pointed governor of the province .of Iloilo. His salary will be $3,000, gold. MRS. HOSSACK IS GUILTY COURT GIVES A LIFE SENTENCE Termination of a Sennational Action, Based on Circumstantial Evi- ■■'_[ dence, in lowa. - Dcs Moines, lowa, April 11. —Mrs. Mar garet Hossack of Indianola, , wife £>t... a wealthy farmer, was found guilty to-day of the murder of her husband on the night of Dec. 1, and was sentenced to , life im prisonment in the penitentiary. The trial lasted two weeks. It excited much inter est, as the evidence was entirely circum stantial. ' On the night of Dec. 1. John Hossack' and his wife retired. . About. 10:30.. Mrs. Hossack declares, she was awakened by a flash of light. Upon getting out of bed she found that her husband had been hit on the head with an ax. Two wounds were made, one by the sharp edge and the other with the blunt end of the ax, which was found hidden under the granary. Death ensued in an hour. The state presented evidence that for thirty years the couple ; had quarreled, and that previous to the murder they had a dispute over one of the children,; of whom nine are living. It was also maintained by the prosecution that Mrs. Hossack had as an object the securing of the $60,000 estate of her husband. MAY PREVENT A STRIKE JERSEY CENTRAL CONFERENCE Belief That the Wage Differences Will Be Settled Without Trouble. New York, April 11. —Employes and offi cials of the Central Railroad of, New Jer sey will go into conference at Jersey City this afternoon. Both sides incline to the belief that there will be an adjustment of wage differences. Messrs. * Waite and White representing " the engineers and firemen. * Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 11. — feeling is strong here that the grievances of the employes of the Central railroad of New Jersey will be adjusted and that : there j will be no strike. The grievance com mittee of the men working on this divi sion ■ was 5 summoned late last night to a conference with Vice "President: Warren of the company in New York.. The mem bers of the committee believe that Mr. Warren has decided to - settle the diffi culties by. meeting the committee in con ference. All the employes are still at work, but the brotherhood men are only waiting -the signal ♦ to, strike. The firemen voted al most solidly for a strike. -SHOPMEN STRIKE Railroad Refuse* to Reinstate Dis : charged Employes. Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 11.—Employes of the Central Railroad of New Jersey in the Ashley car shops,^struck at noon ; to day because ; Superintendent Thomas re fused to reinstate ' thirty discharged men. The men say they were laid off because they were prominent in the .labor union, while : the officials maintained. that . work was slack. ■'.. Berlin Emperor.. William ' has written an account ;of •. the capture :: of-; the .T£ku fort, based , on: the oral ; recital: of the incidents of the battle furnished him > by, Captain ■ Laos, who * commanded the • German- guabaat I I1U&. SCHOOL LAWS BAD Catholic Conference Says They Hurt Religious Schools. STATE CONTROL IS OPPOSED Free Textbooks and the Bureau of Education Are Specifically Mentioned. Chicago, April 11.—Educational legisla tion in the United States wai attacked to day in the discussions at the Roman Cath olic educational conference, as being un fair, partial and prejudicial to the private rights of individuals and to religious in stitutions, in the tendency of the laws to absolute control of schools. The educa tors urged combined and earnest action to extend and perfect the Roman Catholic educational system and protect the Insti tutions championing it. The paper on "Educational Legislation in the United States," which brought out the discussion, was read by Rev. James P. Egan, S. J., vice president of the Georgetown university. The free text books, the bureau of education, the nation al educational association, the state con trol of private schools and colleges, were discussed. GETS ITS LAND Patents Are Ordered on Two Northern Pacific Lists. From Tfit) .Journal Bureau, Room AS, I'ost Building, WaxhinQton. Washington, April 11. —Secretary Hitch cock has ordered patented to the North ern Pacific Railroad company two lists of land selected under its grant embracing 1,310 acres in the Duluth district, Minne sota, and 2,927 acres in the Missoula and Kalispell districts, Montana. The supervising architect of the treas ury wants an inspector of mechanical and electrical engineering in his office, who will receive $2,190 a year. The civil serv ice commission will hold examinations May 7 and 8, in cities where postal free delivery is in operation. The applicants will be examined in arithmetic and ele mentary mathematics, fractional questions in mechanical and electrical engineering, drawing and designing and technical edu cation and experience. The treasury department is also in need of an immigrant inspector at Boston, who can interpret the Finnish and Scandinav ian languages. Applicants will be exam ined in free delivery cities May 7, in spelling, arithmetic, letter writing, pen manship, copying from plain copy and practical questions. An inspector gets $1,000 a year. The commission announces that a laun dress will be appointed at the Vermiilion Lake Indian school, Minn., at a salary of $360 a year, but no educational test of ap plicants will be given. —H. C. Stevens. Washington Small Talk. Emily Winquist of Fort Totten, X. D., has been appointed assistant cook in the Indian school at that place at |300 a year. Postmasters appointed to-day: lowa—Al vord, Lyon county. L. D. Maynard. Mon tana—Burlington, Silver Bow county, E. G. Hounsell. Wisconsin —Corwin, Richland county. Dean Shepard. Rural free delivery service has been ordered established in Minnesota May 15, as follows: Dexter, Mower county, William Welch, car rier; Grand Meadow, Mower county, Charles Xashold, carrier; Waseca, Waseca county, Joseph E. Parker, carrier. Two additional rural free delivery routes have been ordered established at West Bend, Washington county. Wis., May 1, with Albert Obermeyer and John Duerenberger as carriers. The department will also try the experi ment of delivering mail by what is called a rural carrier boat, at Oconomowoc, Wis., from May Ito Oct. 15, each year. The orig inal route has been ordered established on the date named. E. S. Thompson has been appointed carrier. DIED OF SMALLPOX First Fatality From the Disease in the Vicinity of the Soo. Special to The Journal. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.. April 11.— Pierre Trombley, an old resident of this county, died yesterday of smallpox, at his home at Westmeebish, twenty miles from here. This is the first death from the disease in this locality. There are inauy cases throughout the county at present and every effort is being made to keen it away from the Soo, 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK WOW! THIS IS AWFUL! Filipino Junta Says General Mac Arthur Is Pre paring to Torture Aguinaldo to Make Him Recant. London, April 11.—At a secret meeting of the Filipino junta here to-day, .. irty flve Filipinos from Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Brussels being present, there was read a telegram from the Singapore Junta which said that General Mac Arthur was preparing to torture Aguinaldo unless Aguinaldo took the oath of allegiance to the United States and signed the peace proclamation. The Singapore junta urged that a circular of protest be sent to the European courts. It described in detail the engines of torture erected by the Americans at Malacanan palace at Ma nila. PRES'T NORTHROP SAYS NO Definitely Declines President McKinley's Ap pointment as Delegate to the Pan- American Conference. CONFLICTS WIXH HIS YALE DATE President Northrop of the University, received his commission from Secretary of State Hay as delegate from the United States to the conference of aL-American states, which is to be held in the City of Mexico next October, this morning and at once declined. In a reply to the secre tary, mailed to-day Dr. Northrop said that he would be unable to act as com missioner at the conference because the date of the meeting and that upon which he is to deliver an address at the bi-cen tennial celebration of Yale college, con flict. The celebration at Yale, from which institution Dr. Northrop was graduated and in whose faculty he served for several years before coming to Minnesota, will ference in Mexico City will be held Oct. be held on October 21 or 22. The con -27. The declination was expected if not hoped for, by his many friends in the northwest. The history of the appoint ment is well known. At the earnest so licitation of his friends he had permitted his name to be used in connection with a place on the St. Louis-fair commission, believing that the northwest should have a representative in the management of an exposition of so vital concern to all the states included in the Louisiana purchase, the anniversary of which was the occasion for the fair. Dr. Northrop had received almost positive assurance that he would be appointed, it having been given out repeatedly that the president considered his name very favorably. Polities \Yu« the Obstacle. There was one obstacle to be removed. Another person, a former representative EVEN THE DEAD ROBBED HENDRICK'S MONUMENT BROKEN Bronze Figures Are Stolen and a Granite Ornament Ia Broken. Indianapolis, April Serious damage was done to the Thomas A. Hendricks monument in the state ho.use grounds last night, presumably by metal thieves.- One of the large granite ornaments, weighing about 100 pounds and surmounted by a heavy piece of bronze, was broken from its base and thrown to the ground; a bronze shield and the scales, which the figure of JustiCe held in her hand were stolen. SITUATION NOT SERIOUS LOO MIS TALKS OP VENEZUELA Diplomatic Relations Will Not 'Be Severed, He Thinks— try Is Quiet. San Juan de Porto Rico,, April . 11.— United States auxiliary cruiser Scorpion has arrived from La Guayra, Venenzuela, having on board Francis B. Loomis, the United States minister to Venezuela. Mr. Loomis said there was no probabili ty of the United States, severing diplo matic relations with Venezuela. William R. Russell ,the secretary of legation, is in charge at Caracas. . Mr. Loomis said he saw no necessity for sending the United States squadron to Venezuelan waters, though he admitted it. was possible this might be done. Vene zuela was now quiet and there was no immediate apprehension of a revolution. President Castro was capable of handling the situation. The entire misunderstanding was due v to the asphalt controversy and 1 months would elapse before it was settled in the courts. Mr. Loomis thought : there was nothing serious in the situation. NEVER BE GOVERNOR ' Witness Repeats Reported Statement of Ripley. Frankfort. Ky., April 11.—In the trial to-day of Captain Garnett D. Ripley, charged with complicity in . the shooting of Governor William Goebel,. J. • W. Fer guson, a laborer, who worked for Ripley last year, said he heard Ripley say: that while Goebel might be declared governor, he would never serve. Judge Yost, who i assisted ex-Governor Bradley as counsel for ex-Governor Tay lor last year, said Bradley told him that he had been; told three men were waiting to kill Goebel as b.e* entered the: yard. Former Governor W.O. Bradley, who was chief counsel for W. S. Taylor in the gubernatorial contest case before the legislature last fall,, detailed a conversa tion which he . said he . had with " Captain Ripley. The witness said Ripley told him he was in the executive office, the day be fore the shooting and iTaylor, said: Goe bel will not live twenty-four hours." . In response to a question as to whether he heard of any conspiracy to ;kill Mr. Goebl, . the witness stated that on Jan. 25, the day the trainload of mountaineers ar rived, some one, he could not now recall who, told him that parties in the crowd were waiting in front of the r atatehouse t©:kili:Goebel... ' The meeting professed intense anxiety over this telegram, in spite of the publi cation here April 2 of a dispatch that Aguinaldo had already sworn allegiance to the United States. The meeting ad journed pending the receipt of a report that the tortures had actually been in flicted upon Aguinaldo, when, it was said, their protest to the European courts would be filed, if the Singapore junta bo advised. The Filipino leaders here ridicule the idea that the arrest of Aguinaldo will put a stop to the insurrection. from Illinois, who had been of great ser vice to the "party" but who had been de feated for re-election to the house, needed a place and asked and worked hard for the place on the commission, which pays $5,000 a year. That the president favored Dr. Northrop was shown when the Illinois man was given a place on the civil ser vice commission, notwithstanding the fact that he had expressed when in congress his open opposition to civil service re form. He needed a place, however, and got it. President Northrop was then the only man considered for the one place yet open on the St. Louis fair commission and Washington friends of the Minneapolis man sent personal advices that his ap pointment was certain. "Dead Dock" Cared For. But it seems that a personal and politi cal friend of the president had a man who, too, had been defeated in a race for congress (a "dead duck") and who was sorely in need of the position, and the $5,000 appertenant thereto, and as po litical debts must be paid, this man got the place. As balm for the wound which this disappointment would surely make, even for a man who had not sought the office, the president considerately gave Dr. Northrop a place on the conference dele gation, a very little-talked-of commission, which carried with it great honors but no salary. This looked entirely too much like a consolation prize and the friends of Dr. Northrop were frank in the expres sion of their hope that he would not ac cept it. The declination was made to day, a day after the appointment was re ceived from Washington. BEEF BARRED British to Exclude Foreign Beef From Army- Contracts . Washington, April 11.—The department of agriculture has received a dispatch from a prominent packing company of Chicago announcing that it has just been advised that the English government has excluded all beef except home-bred from the British army contracts. This, It ia stated, is to be effective June 1. TEN THOUSAND DEATHS DEADLY PLAGUE AT CAATON Thrlteen Cases of Smallpox on the United States Monitor Monterey. Peking, April 11.—Robert M. McWads, United States consul at Canton, China, re ports that 10,000 deaths from the plague have occurred there within nix weeks and that there are thirteen cases of smallpox on board the United States monitor Mon terey. Only one death has occurred on the Monterey. ANOTHER SUBSTITUTE IN NEW PRIMARY BILL AT MADISON Applies the System to County and Legislature—Latter the Bone of Contention. Special to T*ie Journal. Madison, Wis., April 11. —A new sub stitute primary election bill, which. Is the bill the friends of the Stevens sub stitute are now willing to pass, was in troduced in the senate to-day by Senator Hatton, chairman of the committee on privileges and elections. It applies the primary system to nominations of county officers and members of the legislature only, and differs from the Hagmeister substitute only as to the legislature,which is the real point at issue now. Leaders of the opposition say the Hatton substi tute cannot be passed. Governor LaFollette sent in a veto of the Whitehead bill giving county Judges a fee of $3.50 for recording sales of prop erty of minors and others under guardian ship. The Mills' vessels taxation bill, amended by its author to make the rate 3 cents a ton, instead of 1 cent, was passed by the senate. The assembly bill appropriating $831,000 for the current expenses of the state charitable and penal institutions, was concurred in. The Hall railway taxation bill, Increas ing ' the > license fees,: will be : reported ad versely by the assembly railroad commit tee. The committee stands four to ] three, and the matter i will ;be fought ' out on the floor; The bill imposing: a tax of 10 cents a : ton on ice shipped ;- out of the t stat» passed the. assembly •■ to-day.