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Committee Reports to Pres
byterian Assembly.
This the Result of a Canvass >
Sentiment of Church Members.
Committee Asked For to Perform
the Actual Work of
Philadelphia, May IS.—Contrary to ex
pectation, the Presbyterian general as
sembly did not discuss the report of the
committee on revision which was to-day
presented to the commissioners. A ma
jority report was also laid before the
assembly end it is probable that the ques
tion will not come up for consideration
tmtil next Thursday. It will be at least
delayed until subjects of more personal
interest are out of the way.
To-day's session was called to order at
9:30 o'clock by Moderator Minton, and
after the usual devotional exercises, re
ports of special committees were pre
sented. Appended to the report of the
twentieth century fund committee were a
number of resolutions which the assembly
was asked to adopt. They were as fol
That the general assembly calls upon every
church in the denomination still burdened
■with indebtedness and thus hindered from
giving its full share to missions and tenevol
ence, to take steps under the inspiration of
this movement to remove this indebtedness
within the next two years.
That the general assembly earnestly re
quest congregations and individual governor
throughout the rnurch to prayerfully con
sider the enlarged needs and larger oppor
tunities ct the boards of the theological
seminaries, of the academic, collegiate and
charitable institutions of the church and
speedily to provide for those greater needs
as the Lord may enable them to do.
That the general assembly most earnestly
calls upoj the synods and the presbyteries
to continue to prosecute this work during the
ensuing year by organized effort and the
hearty co-operation with the general com
That in view of the longer time recessary to
gather in the full results of this twentieth
century movement, the assembly a commit
tee be continued for another year to report
Xr, the general assembly in 1902.
Revision of the (.'reed.
The assembly fixed next Thursday at 10
a. m. for the hearing and consideration of
the report of the special committee on the
revision of the confession of faith. Thurs
day and Friday have been set aside for
the discussion of revision, as it is con
sidered that the debate will consume at
least two days. The report contains the
After the patient consideration given to this |
Important subject, thus recorded, and after
a protracted, but harmonious, discussion of j
the subject in all its bearings and in its
possible issues. It w?.s determined to submi:
to the general assembly to convene in Phila
delphia. May 16, 190 L the following find
ings and recommendations, viz:
First—That the • returns indicate that the
church desires some change in its creedal
Second—That the returns indicate that no
change Is desired which would in any way
Impair the integrity of the system of doctrine
contained in the confession of faith.
Third —These returns indicate that it is
the mind of the church that the confession
shall be interpreted throughout in harmony
with the teaching of scripture that Rod is not
willing that any one shouH perish, nor is the
decree of God. but the wickedness of their
own hearts which shuts some men out from
the salvation freely and lovingly offered in
Jesus Christ to all sinners.
Fourth—These returns indicat? that a !
plurality of the presbyteries desire that
changes shouH be made by some new state
ment of present doctrines.
Fifth—The returns also indicate a desire on
the part of many presbyteries for some re
vision of the present confession, especially in
chapter 3; chapter JO, section 3: chapter 16,
section 7: chapter 22, section 3; chapter 25,
eection 6: with additional statements con
cerning the love of God for all men, missions
and the Holy Spirit.
A.—ln view of these facts we recommend
that a committee, as provided for by the
form of government, chapter xxii., section 3,
be appointed by this assembly.
B —We recommend that this committee be
Instructed to prepare a brief 'summary of
the reformed faith bearing the same rela
tion to the confession which the shorter cate
chism bears to the larger catechism, and
formed on the general model of. the concensus
creed prepared for the assembly of 1892, or
the "articles of faith" of the Presbyterian
church of England, both of which documents
are appended to the committee's report and
submitted to the assembly, to be referred to
the committee that may be appointed.
This summery is not to be a substitute for
the confession, and is. not to affect the terms
of subscription, but "to vindicate" and clear
the doctrines of the church from all false
aspersions end misconceptions," to give a
better understanding of what is most surely
believed among us, and is in no sense to im
pair, but rather to manifest and maintain
the Integrity of the reformed faith.
C—We further recommend that this com
mittee be instructed to prepare amendments
of chapter iii., chapter x, section 3; chapter
fcvi., section 7; chapter xxii., section 2, and
chapter xxv., section 6, of our confession of
faith, either by modifications of the text or
by declaratory statement, so as more clearly
to express the mind of the church with addi
tional statements concerning the love of God
for all men, missions and the holy spirit. It
being understood that the revision shall in
no way impair the integrity of the system
of doctrine set forth in our confession and
taught in the hqly scripture.
Some Dissidents.
The members of the committee appointed by
the last assembly unanimously agreed to all
the findings and recommendations of this
report, with the exception that Rev. Dr. Wil
liam McKibbon and E. W. C. Humphrey
could not approve of the recommendation to
the assembly, to instruct the committee that
plight be appointed to prepare a summary of
the reformed faith to be submitted to the
)resbyterles, in connection with such other
Amendments and statements as might be pre
pared. These members gave notice that they
Kould submit to the assembly a report em
bodying the findings and recommendations of
this report, omitting the recommendation to
Instruct a committee that might be ap
pointed to prepare such a summary of the
Teformed faith.
In conclusion we feel Justified in the
jtatement, and we think it fitting to state,
lhat our lamented member, General Benjamin
Harrison, gave clear expression to views
before the committee which assure us that
he would have joined us in the findings and
recommendations of this report.
Loyal to cur standards, believing that a
constitutional majority of our beloved church
favors some action, and that our recom
mendations, if executed, would preserve in
tact our system of doctrine and promote the
peace and prosperity of the church, we
humbly and reverently submit the results
of our inquiries and deliberations to this ven
erable assembly.
Charles A. Dickie, Herrick Johnson, Sam-
Continued on Second Page,
• This Opinion Is Expressed by-
Secretary Hitchcock.
Ist°rical s Ocie ''" - Mrs. McKinley's
v. } Z tinues.
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President McKinley la Able, After
All, to Witness the Fine
San Pranclsco, May 18. —Secretary of the
Interior Hitchcock stated this morning
that he now considered Mrs. McKinley
out of danger..
News that Mrs. McKinley had decidedly
improved came this morning after a quiet
and uneventful night. The weather was
pleasant during the night. The sun came
up in a clear sky, promising perfect
weather for the ceremony of launching
the battleship Ohio. When it was an
nounced this morning that President Mc-
Kinley would attend the launching of the
Ohio, and the mounted guard was seen to
draw up in front of the house prepara
tory to his departure to the Union Iron
Works, there was a feeling of great re
President McKinley's actions seemed to
give more assurances of his wife's im
provement in health than any statement
from the doctors could have done.
San Francisco, May IS.—Mrs. McKinley
is reported by Henry T. Scott to be in an
improved condition this morning. The
president attended the launching of the
At 8:45 a. m. Secretary Cortelyou gave
out the following statement:
Drs. Hlrschfelder, Gibbons and Gushing met
Dr. Rixey at 8 a. m., and found Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's condition decidedly improved since
last evening.
During the president's absence at the
launching, Mrs. McKinley slept quietly,
and it was reported to the president that
her condition is constantly improving.
The President's Part.
When the chief executive left the Scott
house at 9:40 he walked briskly down to
his carriage. He appeared in good spirits
and the careworn expression noticeable
I for the past few days, had disappeared.
There was every temptation for the
crowd to cheer, but for fear of disturbing
Mrs. McKinley there was no demonstra
tion, merely a respectful lifting of hats.
In the carriage with President McKin
ley were Henry T. Scott and Police Com
missioner George Newhall. A mounted
guard of four policemen accompanied the
party. i"-.?-'. •
The president drove rapidly through the
streets and was cheered enthusiastically
and in response • repeatedly lifted his hat.
Arrived at the transport dock, he- boarded
the government tug Slocum, which was to
carry the presidential party to the scene.
Besides the cabinet members and the
ladies, there were on board Governor
Nash of Ohio and his staff and ladies;
Miss Barber, niece of Mrs. McKinley, and
Miss Deshler and her sister.
Ast Volume of Sound.
The Slocum was handsomely decorated
with flags and draped with the national
colors. As she left the transport dock
the screeching of whistles, the clanging of
bells and the booming of cannon made a
volume of sound that could be heard for
miles, announcing that the presidential
party was on Its way. A great fleet of j
craft of every possible description had
i preceded the president, all loaded down
with masses of humanity. It was a glor
ious sight. Flags and bunting streamed I
from their fastenings, flags fluttered and
streamers trailed in the wind. Bands
played popular airs and there was inces
sant cheering. Added to the noise was
the boom of cannon from several war
ships. Barges without number, loaded to
their utmost capacity, were towed down
j the bay by powerful tugs and in and out
of the procession steamed the government
tugs, bearing Governor Gage, his staff and
other state officers.
President McKinley arrived at the
Union Iron Works shortly after 10 o'clock.
There he found the 3,300 employes as
sembled in the big yard. The president
was greeted with a cheer and was pre
sented a gold plate in memory of the oc
casion. He spoke briefly to the men,
thanking them for the gift and compli
menting them on their skill as workmen.
After an inspection of the works, Mr.
McKinley went to a stand, where he saw
the launching. When that was over he
boarded the Slocum and returned to the
Scott residence.
The Ohio Weds the Waves.
Miss Barber pressed the button, Miss
Deshler smashed a bottle of California
champagne ant at 12:26 p. m. the big bat
tleship Ohio took her first dip into the
eea. , ■ -. : .'■:'■ 1
Fifty thousand people cheered them
selves hoarse: the big guns of the war
ships boomed out a salute and every
steam whistle within a radius of five
miles shrieked its loudest as the steel
monster glided into the water. The noise
lasted nearly half an hour and when it
finally simmered down, there lay the Ohio,
peacefully floating in the little cove in
front of the Union Iron works. Later she
was towed to the dock where she will be
tied for a year or more until completed.
As the vessel slid into the water stern
foremost, she created a big wave ■< that
made even the biggest steamers nearby
bob uncomfortably up and down. As for
the smaller craft, they nearly stood on
end. Mrs. McKinley was to have pressed
the button, but Miss Barber acted in her
Irving M. Scott and Henry T. Scott took
the president and Governor Nash and their
parties for a cursory inspection of the
more important sections of the great
yards. By 12 the greater number of the
nation's representatives and other guests
had arrived at the stand.
Great Steel Monster..
They saw lying there a great shape of
steel, ready for the sea. The greater part
of the false superstructure had been re
moved. The battle craft lay in her great
wooden cradle oh the slippery ways. To
ward the stern the ribs of the cradle ran
well up her sides, shortening towards the
forward length _of the siiip and disap
The ceremonies were simple but signifi
cant. There was the formal exchange of
acceptances upon the part of the govern
ment and then the tide having reached its
flood the word was given. The bottle of
California champagne depended from the
bow by ribbons of red, white and blue,
braided into a rope.
At 12:26 p. m. Irving M. Scott gave Miss
Barber the signal and she touched the
magic electrical machine. The guillotine
shot downward like a flash and severed the
cord. The dog shore toppled over of its
own weight and the cleverly constructed
system of props caved in like a house of
The Ohio seemed' to shiver slightly, the
—^^~~^~- v— — ■ ■ " ■
Atlas—Well, that takes a load off my shoulders, and how easily he seems to handle it.
tremor running her entire length, and in
a twinkling she began to slide. And then
— rush, a bound, a cracking and creaking
and groaning of the timbers beneath and
round her—she shot down the ways, stern
foremost, and took her dip into the sea.
It Came With the Saline Injection
Into the Blood.
San Francisco, Cal. r . May 18.—It
is learned to-day that the rally which
marked the turning point in Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's .illness came immediately after
a treatment on Thursday which included
a saline Injection directly into the blood.
Her pulse showed quick improvement and
she continued to improve all day yester
j day. Leading physicians who have been
informed of the course of treatment which
has been pursued not only entertain . the
hope, but have confidence n the prediction,
that the patient will have better health
in the future than she has had for many
years. Yesterday she talked to her at
tendants and smilingly told one of her
physicians that she wanted fried chicken.
She made an effort to get up, contrary to
the advice of her physician. : /."■-
The patient was blessed with several
! hours of natural sleep early yesterday
I morning. Opiates were not administered
to invite sleep but a powerful stimulant
was given to reinforce the action of the
j heart. The expressed desire for solid
| nourishment was accepted as a hopeful
sign, but the doctors believe that it is not
prudent to oblige her in this respect. It
is yet impossible to determine when Mrs.
McKinley will be able to leave this city
for her home even if she continues to im
prove as rapidly as appeared before fe
verish symptoms were again noted late
last night.
Last evening it was thought at the house
that Mrs. McKinley might safely be put
on an eastbound train as early as next
Monday or Tuesday, but it is more than
likely that the Scott residence will be the
home of the president for at least ten days
to come. In fact one circumstance indi
cated strongly that the president and his
official family may be compelled to re
main in the city for even a longer time
than that. This fact is that the John
Hooper residence at Clay and La Cuna
streets has been offered to the president
for the use of the members of his cabinet
in order that they may be neaier to him
for the consideration of affairs of state.
The offer was considered, but no definite
answer has been given.
Hundreds of people constantly linger
about, the slopes of liafayette park just
across the street, affording a good view
of the temporary executive mansion. The
president's appearance is eagerly awaited
and his every movement is closely ob
served. The crowd, however, is quiet and
respectful, all realizing that manifesta
tions of enthusiasm are out of place while
Mrs. McKinley lies so critically ill. .
Delicate Tribute Paid by a Paris
JV«r I'orJfc Sun Special Service,
Paris, May 18.—' Matin pays * this
beautiful tribute to Mrs. McKinley:
San Francisco is gaily decorated, but
President McKinley is ■in . mourning. The
population prepared' a fete to receive him,
but the fete nearly cost the life of his dear
companion. Mine. McKinley's health : suc
cumbed after three triumphal receptions,
when she pressed so many loyal though often
callous hands. Always delicate, this ■woman
possessed a strong soul. In.his career Ihe
president often hesitated, but this frail rose,
which lived in the shadow of a great oak,
supported him. Delicate woman as. she was,
she has lifted the courage, of this man, who
has attained the summit of success. At the
White House she intro.dced the charm of
discretion and the grace of art. Now her
husband watches over her and, forgetting
that he is chief of one of the greatest nations
in the world, he hangs on the breath of this
model of a statesman's wife.
Description of the New Slater Ship
to the - Maine. '
The Ohio is a sister ship of the Maine,
now building at the works of the Wil
liam Cramp & Sons ; Ship -. and Engine
Building company, and of the Missouri,
building at the yard of the Newport News
Ship Building and Dry Dock company.
The hull is built of steel and is un
sheathed. It is 388 feet long on the load
water line; 72 feet- 2%. inches extreme
breadth, and, at a mean draft of 23 feet
6 inches, displaces 12,230 tons.
The hull is : protected abreast of the
boilers and engines by a side ■ armor belt
extending 3 feet 6 inches above the load
water line, and 4 feet below it, having a
thickness of 11 inches for a • depth.: of; 4
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feet 6 inches tapering to 7% inches at the
bottom of the belt; and by the casemate
armor 6 inches thick which extends from
the side belt to the upper deck, and is
worked from the center of the forward to
the center of the after barbett. At the
ends of this casemate armor diagonal ar
mor 9 inches thick extends from the sides
of the vessels to the barbett armor.
In the casemate thus formed are placed
ten of the 6-inch guns. Above this, on
the upper deck, four <-f "he 6-inch guns
are placed, in the xAclvrtf *)L which 6-inch
armor is worked far enough forward and
aft to afford protection to the crews of
these guns.
The main battery of the ship consists
of four 12-inch breech-loading rifles,
placed in two balanced turrets, and six
teen 6-inch rapid-firing guns. The keel
was laid on April 22, 1899, and the con
tract price of hull and machinery is
$2,899,000. Her complement is thirty-five
officers and 511 men.
New Unit of Mounted Men to Be
Stationed at Winnipeg.
Special to The 'Journal.
Ottawa, Ont., May 18.—A new unit of
the Canadian mounted rifles is to be sta
tioned in Winnepeg to consist of six offi
cers, twelve non-commissioned officers,
forty-two rank and file, and forty-one
The Manitoba and Northwest Mounted
Rifles are changed to eight independent
squadrons, the whole to form a field
division with a staff of one lieutenant
colonel and one second in command, in
spector of musketry.
Mr. Fielding has given notice of a reso
lution to authorize the payment of bounties
on refined lead in.Canada from material
produced in Canadian smelters from Can
adian lead ore.
Dutch Expedition of Observation
Makes Its Report.
Amsterdam, May 18. —The Dutch expedi
tion observing the total eclipse of the sun
at Karangsago, Sumatra, telegraphs:
During the eclipse the sun was partially
obscured by clouds. Successful photographs
were taken of the corona with different re
fractors and of the spectra of the corona
s>nd chromosphere with two spectrographs.
On the other hand, the photographs with the
prismatic camera and measurements for the
polarization of light and heat radiation of
the corona hr.ye not succeeded.
Appraisers of the Estate Appointed
at Anaconda.
Special to The Journal.
Anaconda, Mont., 18. —The district court
has appointed Representative John K.
Toole, ex-State Examiner J. G. Morrout
and Bernard McGinty of Anaconda, ap
praisers of the estate of the late Marcus
Daly. Mrs. Daly, administratrix of the
estate. In her petition for the appoint
ment of appraisers, estimates the value
of the estate at $10,000,000.
Jndße Senrle Sentences Another of
the Jail Breakers.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., May 18.—Edward Fol
' som pleaded guilty to assault in the sec
ond degree in breaking Jail and Judge
Searle sentenced him to five years at Still
water on the reformatory plan. The case
against him for criminal assault will not
be prosecuted. Indictments against six
have been found for breaking jail.
Canadian Pacific* Station at Birtle,
Man., Robbed.
Special to The Journal.
Birtle. Man.. May 18.—The C. P. R. sta
tion here was robbed yesterday and the
safe blown open. The sum of $200 and
valuable papers were stolen. The day
previous $4,000 had been paid out to cat
tle buyers, and this was what the burglars
were after.
Vest Biennial Convention Goes to
Columbus, Ohio, May 18.—Milwaukee has
been selected as the place of holding the
next biennial convention of the Woodmen
of the world, ,
Moore Bros. & Sawyer Sell for Cor
nell University.
S. T. McKnight Buys More Property
—Many Sales Reported by
Moore Brothers & Sawyer have made
the star sale of downtown property for
the week. They have sold to-day for
Cornell university, Ithaca," N. L., the Sidle
block on Fifth street at $55,000. This
property Is directly at the rear of the
Andrus building and consists of a four
story brick building with lot fronting
forty-four feet on the street. The build
ing is numbered 29-31 S Fifth street and
the lower floors are occupied by Byron &
Willard and Ricker & Webb
This firm has also sold for Eliza Dela
meter, of Amsterdam, N. V., to Sumner
T. McKnight, the property at 620 Second
avenue S, consisting of the northeast fif
ty-five by one-hundred and thirty-two
feet of lots 4 and 5, block 220, Brown &
Jackin's addition ,for $12,500; also the
rear half of the southwest forty-four feet
of block 3 to Judge C. M. Pond for $3,500.
Judge Pond owned the rest of "the three
lots on the other corner. Mr. McnKlght
already had the front 110 feet on Sixth
street, and 165 feet on Second avenue and
this purchase gives him no wthe whole
frontage on Second avenue between Sixth
and Seventh streets; lots 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Another sale made by this firm is the
property on First avenue S between Elev
enth and Twelfth streets, the northeast
corner, 100 fet front by 110, of lots 1 and
2, block 18, Snyder & Co.'s addition for
W. H. Gilson of New York city. The
building is a sandstone six-apartment
house, three stories high. The occupancy
ill not be changed at the present time. It
is likely that the building will be remod
eled at the expiration o fthe lease.
Moore Brothers & Sawyer have also sold
85 feet on First avenue S between Tenth
and Eeleventh streets . The description
is the northeast 71 feet of lots 5 and 6
and the rear fourteen feet of lot 7, block
13, Snyder & Co.'s addition. Three dwell
ings stand on these lots. Moore Brothers
& Sawyer have sold about a dozen resi
dence properties during the last few days,
ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 In price .
Tabonr'i Salea.
J. B. Tabour reports the following sales
during the week: 3110 Fremont avenue S,
house and lot sold by John Spetch for
$2,600; 2545 Dupont avenue S, house and
lot to George H. Henchman, $3,200; 3112
Dupont avenue S, house and lot to Sam
uel Johnson for $2,500; Humboldt avenue
between Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-fifth
to C. C. Johnson ,lot for $1,050 on which
a handsome residence will be erected;
2728 Emerson avenue S, house and lot by
A. C. Sutter to T. F. Feely, $3,400.
The D. C. Bell Investment company re
port sales for the present week of house
at 2209 Perm avenue N, $700; 3148 Pleas
ant avenue, $1,600; 2837 Twenty-seventh
avenue S, $950; 2126 Queen avenue N,
$550; 2448 Fourteenth avenue S, $750;
2412 Seventeenth avenue S, $950; lot 4 on
Fremont avenue S, between Twenty-ninth
and Lake streets: closed a contract for
sale of a residence at $15,000.
Walter A. Eggleston .secretary of the
company, says that the demand for real
estate is almost unprecedented. The firm
has a dozen offers out on property at the
present time.
Yale Realty Company.
W. Y. Dennis, president of the Yale
Realty company, says that everything
looks bright and pleasing in the local real
estate market . The company has several
large deals on the books not yet com
pleted. The demand for small residences
and residence lots for the purpose of
building homes is very strong. Mr. Den
nis considers the amount of building go
ing on astounding. The flat buildings be
ing erected by the Yale company at Spruce
Place and Grant street will be ready for
occupancy by the first of September.
W. A. aßrnes & Co. report nine small
sales during the week.
POCAHONTAS—WhiIe playing with the
lawn mower the little daughter cf Barney
Kreul had the fingers of her right hand cut
oft.—Coal was found two miles south, in
paying quantities.
Only a Partial Victory for the Men—The Com
pany to Employ Non-Unionists, Should
It Choose to Do So.
Albany, N. V., May 18.—The street rail
way employes' strike, which was inaugur
ated eleven days ago on the lines of the
United Traction company in Albany, Troy,
Cohoes, Ranssalaer and Watervliet, in at
an end, and operations on the entire sys
tem will be resumed at noon to-day.
There have been concessions on both
sides and an agreement was reached early
to-day at a conference at which both the
corporation and the operatives were rep
resented, under which It should be pos
sible to avoid strikes in future. The
company on its part agrees to receive rep
resentations regarding grievances from
any committee of its employes, repre
senting organized or unorganized labor;
that men suspended or discharged by the
superintendents shall ba entitled to appeal
to this executive committee of the com
pany; that in case employes can disprove
charges under which they were suspended
or discharged they ehall be entitled to pay
for the time they were Idle during such
Death on a Boat at Bern idji
Bemidji, Minn., May 18.—The Norwegian
festivities yesterday ended with a terrible
accident. A lot of fireworks on the steam
er Shadow exploded while taking part in
a pyrotechnic display, and out of about
thirty people on board five small boys and
several men received perhaps fatal burns.
The accident occurred about 9:30 p .m.
The steamer was leaving to take part in
the fireworks display on the lake, and
when about a mile from the shore the
fireworks exploded. Immediately after the
accident the boat was taken to shore
and eleven persons were attended by
Court of Honor of Illinois Will Do
Business in Wisconsin.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., May 18.—A writ of man
damus was served upon Insurance Com
missioner Giljohan to-day, from the cir
cuit court of Dane county, to compel
him to issue a license to the Court of
Honor of Illinois, an assessment insurance
association which petitioned for a license
and tendered the fee in January but was
refused by the commissioner on the
ground that he did not consider its rates
of assessment high enough to do busi
ness. The association then brought suit
in the name of the state to compel the
issuance of the license, and secured the
writ directing that the license be granted.
The first report of vessel tonnage, in
compliance with the new law imposing a
tax of 3 cents a ton for net tonnage,
was received by the secretary of state
to-day from the Leathern & Smith Towing
and Wrecking company, of Sturgeon
Bay. They report fourteen boats, with a
total net tonnage of 3,545 tons, on which
the tax will amount to $106.35. Half of
this goes to the county In which the port
of entry is located. Vessel owners have
until July 1 in which to report.
Looking Into Tax Refundments in
Ramsey County.
Public Examiner Pope is holding an in
quisition in his private office at the cap
ltol to-day. He is tryiing to find out more
about the alleged tax refundment irregu
larities in Ramsey county. It is thought
that the hearing is preliminary to a
formal investigation to be ordered by the
governor. Burns, Duclus and Weiss, pur
chasers of the certificates, were examined
separately. The public examiner was as
sisted by Attorney General Douglas, and
F. W. Zollman represented the county au
Mauley of Coon (reek Believes He
Has a Mine in Sight.
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., May 18.—Patrick Manley
of Coon Creek, about ten miles north of
Minneapolis, thinks he has an iron mine.
He sent samples to Duluth and they as
sayed 60 per cent iron. Duluth men fol
lowed the samples back and are now at
Manley's place looking over the prospects.
Manley has from thirty to forty acres on
which the ore indications are good.
Missing Montana Ranchman Recov
ered by a. Searching Party.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., May 18.—C. R. Engle,
a Beaverhead county ranchman who has
been missing two weeks, has been found.
A searching party came across him in a
cave in the mountains, where he was
trying to dig out some coyotes. He was in
an irrational condition from exposure and
lack of food. He soon rallied and will
probably recover. His actions are beyond
Average Price of About ?7 for Lands
of the State.
Elk River, Minn., May 18.—State Audi
tor Dunn offered the state lands in Sher
burne county at public sale here to-day.
Of 4,480 acres, 2,000 were disposed of at
noon at an average of about $7 an acre.
The highest price paid was $16.50. The
sale is well attended by resident farmers,
who are doing about all the buying. The
next sale takes place at Little Falls on
Bill Read a Third Time and Passed
at Ottawa.
Ottawa, Ont., May 18.—The Pacific cable
bill has been read the third time in the
house of commons and passed.
Christiania, May 18.—The upper house
of the storthing to-day, by 16 to 13 votes,
rejected the bill, adopted by the lower
house May 11, providing communal suf
frage for women paying taxes on an in
come of at least three hundred crowns.
The question will be dealt with at *
plenary sitting of the storthing.
Mcllcn May Be N. Y. C. President
New York, May 18.—The*Evening Post, in discussing the New York Central
presidency "to-day t the office may be offered to CrS/MeUen;? president; of- X&»
Northern Pacific
suspension, or discharge and that ther«
will be no discrimination against any of
the men who engaged in the strike, except
those guilty of unlawful or riotous acts.
The company reserves the right to employ
union or non-union men and to discharge
employes for cause.
The wages of all the motormen, conduc
tors, linemen and pit men Is to be 20
cents per hour, and of pit men helpers 17^4
cents per hour.
The men agree that no proposition for
a strike shall be acted upon by any di
vision at the same meeting at which it la
introduced, but that at least forty-eight
hours shall elapse before such proposition
shall be voted upon, and that if a strike
shall be ordered it shall not take effect
until at least six days have elapsed after
notice to the company, during which time
the employers shall continue their work.
The non-union men brought here to fill
the places of the strikers will unquestion
ably withdraw, although the formal agree
ment does not mention them.
One of the rescued says that four small
boys were drowned, while others claim
that all were saved. However, the 10
--year-old son of James Driver Is missing.
Fred McCauley, 10 years old, was picked
up by a rowboat, and P. A. Mayo's son,
11 years old, swam to shore. Among the
injured seven are in a serious condition.
C. E. Ireland, hand burned; Fred Mc-
Cauley, legs and back burned, may not
recover; Fred Gustavson, may not re
cover; J. Zazarison, slightly; John Jen
san, slight; John Skarrott, 7 years,
Local Union Machinists Will
Quit Work on Mon
day Next.
Every union machinist shop in the city
will be either shut down or operating with
non-union men next Monday. This waa
the announcement of the manufacturers
this morning. They have sought to arbi
trate with the union regarding their de
mands for a raise in wages and a shorten
ing of the working day, but to no effect a*
yet, they say. The men insist that thera
is nothing to arbitrate and that they will
not yield an iota of their demands.
The employers, on the other hand, have
agreed to stand together in opposition,
and they say they see no prospect for
any amicable settlement of differences.
All the union shops will open for business
Monday morning, and when their men
walk out, as they expect they will, the
employers will pick up new men and run
as best they can.
They insist that it is impossible to con
cede both demands; that such a conces
sion would mean such an increased cost
in production as to make it out of the
The union meets to-nlgth for a final dis
cussion of affairs before officially de
ciding to strike.
Bishop MilispauKh of Kansas Cornel
to Minnesota.
Bishop Frank Millspaugh of Kansas,
formerly rector of St. Paul's church, is
here to assist Bishop Whipple in his work
in this city and in several towns in the
southern part of the state. He will offici
ate to-morrow morning at St. Paul's.
Bishop Millspaugh has good words for
Kansas. He said: *
There is no state in the union with brighter
prospect* than Kansas. The foreign element
is small. I attribute the fact that Kan
sas has produced so many of what are termed
cranks to the fact that its people are intelli
gent and thinkers. The Carrie Nation cam
paign created much new sentiment on the
prohibition law. My experience leads me to
believo that there is far less drunkenness un
der a prohibition law than under high li
cense, although the law may not be enforced
as strictly as its advocates would like.
Port Dodge Man Neglected to Act
I pon n. Warning.
Special to The Journal.
Fort Dodge, lowa, May 18.—Mrs. Georg*
Cameron, wife of an employe of the shoe
factory here, disappeared last night, leav
ing no trace behind. She has for some
time suffered from melancholia and has
persisted in believing that her husband
disliked her. Last night her husband went
down town and as he left Mrs. Cameron
said: "When you come back I won't be
here." Mr. Cameron left, notwithstand
ing, and returned in a few minutes to find
his wife gone. She had no money and no
valuables with her. A searching party
has been organized.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota—
Godahl, Watonwan county, Olaf Forseth;
Senjen, Becker county, Almerie Wilcox. low*
—Bromley, Marshall county, Marshall A.
Ward; Winchester, Van Buren county, George
C. Mendenhall. Montana—Saltese, Mlssoula
county, Martin J. Plynn. North Dakota—
Elia, Rolette county, Andrew R. Thompson.
South Dakota—Crow Rock, Buffalo county,
Clara L. Anderson; Harold, Hughes county,
Dora C. Stewart.
The following changes in salaries of presi
dential postmasters were announced to-day:
South Dakota—lincreaees: Lake Preston,
SI 000 to $1,100; Lead, $2,100 to $2,200; Miller,
SI 2flO to $1,400; Pierre, $1,800 to $1,900; Plank
in'ton, $1,100 to $1,200; Redfleld, $1,500 to
$1 600; Sioux Falls, $2,800 to $3,000; Sisseton,
$l'3oo to $1,500; Spearflsh, $1,300 to $1,400; Ver
miliion $1,700 to $1,800; Woonsocket, $1,200 to
$1,300. Decrease: Madison, $1,900 to $1,800.
lowa—lncrease: Valley Junction, $1,000 to

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