OCR Interpretation


The Minneapolis journal. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, April 11, 1901, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/1901-04-11/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

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.

xml | txt