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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
40,000 MEN
ON STRIKE
This the Estimate of Presi
dent of Machinists.
, AGREEMENTS IN SIGHT
He Believes the Demands of 90 Per
Ceat of the Men Will Be Granted.
ALLIED METAL TRADES READY
Prepared to Go Out "Whenever the
Machinist* Think the
Time Is Ripe.
Washington, May President O'Con-
Cell of the International Association of
Machinists estimates, that the number of
machinists engaged in the strike to-day
is 40.000. He claims to be satisfied with
the situation and has confidence in the
result. He said:
By next Monday ! morning probably 90 per
cent of the men who went out ■will'be back
at work with . their demands granted. The
other 10 per cent are mostly on the Pacific
coast and !n several Ohio cities. San Fran
cisco is the only place where we look for a
protracted strike. The situation there is
good and the strike may cover several weeks.
No important developments are reported at
Cincinnati, though about fifteen small firms
have signed the agreements. The situation
also is unchanged at Hamilton, Dayton and
Alliance, Ohio, . and Tacoma and Seattle,
Wash. Reports from all other sections indi
cate that negotiations are progressing and
that agreements r.re in sight.
President Mulholland of the Allied Metal
Trades association, comprising the semi- j
skilled men In machine shops, has notified
the machinists' headquarters here that he
Is ready to order out his men whenever
the latter body deems it necessary. The
strike leaders, however, do- not . care .to
involve any more men in the movement
than is necessary and the indications are
that there will be no general augmenta
tion of the force of the strikers by the
allied men.
Kansas City advices Indicate that nine
firms there signed to-day, leaving approxi
mately 300 men still out. All of the four
teen firms in Hoboken, N. J., have signed.
In Buffalo twenty-two firms are reported
as having made agreements with the
strikers. At Sharon. Pa., the Continental
Iron company has signed, and the Hazle
ton Iron Works and the Janesville Iron
Works at Hazleton, Pa., have made the
concessions. - • . •
Mr. O'Connell will not attend the con
ference to-night in New York between,
district No. 2, National Metal Trades As
sociation (the employers association) and
district No. 15, of the Machinists Associa
tion -
IX FRISCO
Some Shops Yield and Others Decline
Arbitration. .
San Francisco, May —Absolute order
has so far obtained in the strike of the
machinists here. Thirteen shops have
agreed to the workmen's demands. The
Fulton and McCormick Iron Works have
been virtually closed by the strike of the
molders employed in those places. Mold
ers in other shops did not strike because
they say the movement has not yet re
ceived the sanction of their national body
In Cincinnati. Bishop Nichols of the j
Episcopal church, at the . request of the
labor leaders, called on President Scott '
of the Union. Iron Works, Captain W. H.
Taylor, president of the nisdon Iron
Works, and one or two more of the em
ployers, with a view to arbitration, Dut
his mission was unsuccessful. Secretary
Wisler, who represents the international
associations, states that no shops were
unionized yesterday, although it was the
hope of the men concerned in the strike
that such a result might be obtained. The
strike may result in the government
withholding contracts for ships.
Amicable at Alliance.
Alliance, Ohio, May 22.—An amicable
adjustment of the differences between
the striking machinists and the Morgan
Engineering company has been reached.
No discrimination is to be made between
union and nonunion workmen. The com
pany concedes 10 per "cent.' increase in
wages, fifty-five hours to constitute a
week's work, time and ] one-quarter for
overtime up to 10 o'clock and all holidays; 1
time and one-half after 10 o'clock.
Looks Like a Lockout.
New York, May 22.—The strike of the
machinists of the Central railroad of New-
Jersey continues, but it begins to look like
a lockout. Men who applied for the va
cancies at the Communipaw shops to-day
were informed that the company did not
at present care to hire auy machinists
to work in Jersey City.
M rKINLEY WARNED
Aatroloeer Says mi Assassin May At
tack Him \e\t Month.
Vie TorJt Sun Special Sevrle*
New York, May 2J. —Gustav Meyer, the
youngest astronomer and astrologer in
America, who lives in Hoboken, tele
graphed President McKinley in San Fran
cisco to-day as follows: "Your wife will
live, but guard yourself against assassins
during June."
Meyer foretold the election of President
McKinley in the stars when Mr. Bryan's
electric light and fireworks made Madi
»on Square Garden a blaze of glory and
received a cordial letter from the presi
dent's private secretary, thanking him.
Baid the youthful astrologer:
Mind you, I don't say outright that the
president will be assassinated in June. The
>tars don't tell that he will actually be killed,
tut they go a mighty long way toward show
jng that an attempt will be made upon Mr.
life, and it is nothing but pru
dence to notify him of this, whi,ofa I have
Bone bjtwire.
Meyer predicts that Mrs. McKinley -will
live at least until next February, March
»r April, but that she will have another
severe attack of illness.
CHICAGO'S SIZE
Sew Directory Places the Popnlation
at Over 2.000.000.
■ .- f -• . . ■
>>«> York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, May " 22. —Chicago^ new city
lirectory will present her population for
[901 at approximately 2,074,000, or about
U.OOO greater than in 1900, when the fig
ires were 2,010,000. The figures for 1901
)iceed those given by the national cen
nis of last «yecr nearly 400.000, and are
Universally conceded to t>e nearer cor
*ct.
LOSESJYO TIME
Manitoba Government to Take X. P.
Line* This Week.
Ipecial to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., May 22.—Robert
Rogers, member of the cabinet, left for
fit. Paul to-day. The provincial govern
ment Is arranging to take over the North
ern Pacific road on M&y 24.
KICKING THE
BUCKET
Making It Lively for Bucket
Shop Men.
PAYMENT OF THE TAX
Forthcoming '" r .alar From Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue.
DISTRAINING ORDERS SOUGHT
Office Fixtures and Other Personal
Property May Be Seised
mid Sold.
From The Journal Bureau. Room 4JL, To*
BuilJinj, WasHington.
Washington, May 22.—There ia trouble
ahead (or the bucket shop men of the
country, unless, between/now and the first
of June they pay the tax which was
levied against tbeai by congrees last
winter. Before the end of this month Mr.
Yerkes, commissioner of internal revenue,
will issue an order directing the collect
ors of revenue iv the several districts of
the country to proceed at once to collect
the tax, securing a distraining order from
the judge of the nearest federal court ia
order to expedite the work.
Very many of the bucket shop men of
the country are ashamed ■of the business
in which they are engaged,. and- when,
shortly after the new tax went into effect
deputy collectors called to see them, de
clined to admit that-they came within the
law's meaning. The deputies thereupon,
acting under orders from Washington,
proceeded to make up, each in his own
district, a list of firms supposed to be in
the bucket shop business. These lists
have been in the hands of Mr. -Yerkes for
several weeks, and the order which he
will issue will contain the names of all
firms reported by the.deputies.
If after the first of June there is fur
ther objection to paying the tax. the dis
training order will permit the immediate
seizure and sale of office fixtures and any
other personal property which may be
found in the possession of the dealers.
From this process there is no appeal. The
bucket shop men. if they are wise, will
pay. the tax when the collectors come
around next time, and then begin suit in
the federal court to compel the govern
ment to refund the several amounts.
Heretofore the burden of proof has been
upon the government, but under the new
arrangement it will be upon the bucket
shop men themselves, ho will be required
to satisfy the courts.that they are not en
gaged in the business. The shifting of the
burden of proof is an important matter,
end places the bucket shops at a decided
disadvantage.
If Minneapolis Is like other American
cities, there are «»nr«'lTgpkt?L''g!iOpwaeal-
ers there who have refrained from paying
the tax, claiming that they do not come
within the meaning of the law, and who
have hoped to place the burden of final
proof upon the government. ' These men
are now properly "booked" in Commis
sioner Yerkes 1 office as bucket shop oper
ators, and their names will be included
in the mandatory order which that official
is soon to issue. There will be no es
cape for them. They.must pay the tax or
*c under the necessity of- seeing the dep
uty take hold of safe, chairs, desks shelv
ing, book cases, cabinet flies, etc and
cart them away for immediate sale at
auction.
HOLY . LAND Yankee ingenuity
„...„„„ „„ and commercial in
"WAKING UP. dustry are doing
.. , , , wonderful things in
the holy land. Until a few years ago. if the
Psalmist or one of the prophets had re
turned to the scenes of his earthly activi
ties, he would have had'no difficulty in
recognizing them. The hills and valleys
of old Judea and of Samaria have not
changed with the changing years, and the
villages and towns, as if under the spell
of the magician's wand, had taken no note
of the flight of centuries. But the prog
ress of a year in these latter times is
more marked than the progress of a cen
tury in the days of old. Palestine and
Syria have been made to feel the Im
pulse of modem thought, and slowly
though surely, they are donning the ha
biliments of civilization. The railway
from Jaffa to Jerusalem, at first an ex
periment, has been placed upon a paying
basis, and other lines, which will connect
it with points of interest up and down
j the valley of the Jordan, on both sides,
have been projected or are actually in the
course of building. in Jerusalem the
'city of the Great King." there are now
electric street and house lights, tele
phones, phonographs, - sanitary plumbing,
modern stores,, modern homes, and many
of the other necessities and comforts of
highly civilized life. Trolley lines are
being talked- of which will connect it with
Bethany. Bethlehem, the lake of Galilee,
Samaria, Jericho, Nazareth, and other
places made, familiar through Bible his
tory, and exploited in song and story
since the days of Herod the. king. All
these things, and others, are being noted
in official reports to the American state
department.. Somebody will yet put up a
merry-go-round on the top of the Mount
of Olives, and establish a panorama on
Golgotha, and with the introduction of
these and other evidences of modern life
and activity, important and unimportant,
dull and gay. the Palestine of the old
days will pass away, like a tale that Is
told.
It may not be Important, but It cer
tainly is of interest, that an American
traveling salesman recently went to Je
rusalem and Beirut and in a single day
sold American merchandise of a strictly
up-to-date type to the amount of $3,800.
Commission houses for the handling of
American goods have been opetied in
every city and town of importance In
Palestine and Syria, and in many in
stances they are being conducted by wide
awake American business men. In a
single month this year one of these
houses imported American leather to the
amount of $700. Another one has estab
lished a market for American flour, and
predicts that in a very few years the peo
ple of the holy land will be heavy and re
liable consumers of this article. Ameri
can watches are In demand, and have been
sold to scores of natives, who regard them
with, increasing favor.
More than 200 Columbian phonographs
were recently imported, one half going, to
Damascus, the rest to Jerusalem and near
by places. The best customers for this
class of goods, it is said, are the Moslems
of Beirut, Jerusalem and Damascus, who
buy them for their harems. On the au
thority of G. Bie Ravndal. American con
sul at Beirut, one commission house has
bought a $350 wind mill from an Illinois
firm, and will erect it in the Bekaa plain.
This house is confident that there is to
be an important future for the wind mill
trade in Palestine and Syria, and for ir
rigation machinery of all sorts. Wealthy
foreigners are figuring to secure control
of some of the once fertile valleys of the
country, and should they succeed there
will be an attempt again to make the land
Continued on Second Page.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1901.
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CUBA MAKES A DISCOVERY.
The Young Navigator—Why, this isn't a collar after all; it's.a life preserver.
THE LINSEED MERGER
President Major of the American
Company Tells About It.
CALLINGS INTIMATELY ALLIED
He Thinks White Lead and Oil Busi
ness Cannot Well Be
Separated.
Special to The Journal.
Xew York, May 22.-Regarding the pro
posed merger of the American Linseed
company in the Union Lead and Oil com
pany. President Guy G. Major of the first
named company, said to-day he had no
doubt the necessary two-thirds of the
stock of his company w< d be deported
before June 5 in exchange )r the stock of
the Union Lead and Oil company. He
added:
Our stockholders perfectly understand tho
reasons that have impelled us to make this
recommendation, and they can easily see
that it is greatly to their advantage. When
our company was organized, a little more
than three years ago, we expected to do a
business of about ten or twelve million dol
lars a year. We had $5,000,000 of working
capital, but at the end of the first year we
found that the business amounted to about
$20,000,000. It had been profitable enough,
and there was evident room for expansion,
but the supply of flaxseed was seriously de
ficient, the price went to a high figure, and
it was necessary to double our working cap
ital. Besides, we had to rebuild several
mills and increase our elevator service and
tank equipment.
We were enabled to do this by making a
loay on fairly favorable terms, but at the
same time the new Bailey-Dutch process of
manufacturing white lead was brought to
perfection. I saw at once that it meant a
revolution in the white lead business and
there was no way to obtain results for our
oil business without going into the white
lead field, and, by so doing, to combine, with
material increase of cost, our own sellng
facilities with those of a white lead compa
ny. This meant a call for vastly increased
capital.
Meanwhile the Union Lead and Oil com
pany had been organized and had acquired
important mining properties. A combina
tion of interests was suggested under con
ditions which gave us the advantage of the
i new process, enabled us to expand our busi
ness in the direction Indicated and enabled
our stock to earn profits from the manufac
ture of white lead. The truth If *hat the
white lead business and the linseec oil busi
ness are so closely related that it is rash to
go into the one enterprise without the other.
We manufacture our white lead at a cost of
about $5 a ton under the new process, while
it costs, under any other process, $14 to $18
a ton. I take it, therefore, that we can sell
our product cheaper than anybody else.
As to the interests that are behind the
Union Lead and Oil company the only re
vealed figure in the new concern is Homer
Wise, the president. He was asked to-day
to say what financial interests were be
hind him, and he replied:
I am not prepared to say whether this
company is backed by Standard Oil people
or the Whitney-Ryan party. We have organ
ized and the directorate is very strong, but
to make it public would betray what "we
want to withhold for a time.
President Wise says the Union Lead
and Oil company intends to build plants,
.one here and one each in St. Louis, Chi
cago and Pittsburg. The contemplated
total capacity is 50,000 tons a year, is
about the capacity of the National Lead
company. Mr. Wise admits that his com
pany will bf an active competitor of the
National Lead company, which controls
about 60 per cent of the paint and lead
output of the country.
PRESIDENT'S RETURN
Mr. McKinley AA 111 Start for Wash-
ington Saturday.
San-Francisco, May 22.—Mrs. McKin
ley's condition has improved so rapidly
that official announcement has been made
that the president expects to start for
Washington on Saturday. This morning
Mr. McKinley remained at home attending
to official business. In the afternoon he
was the guest of the California Command
ery, Knights Templar, at a drill and re
ception to be given in his honor in the
Mechanics' pavilion. All the previously
announced plans of the Templars were
carried out, wiih the exception that the
president did not ride In the parade.
To-night President McKinley will be
present at the Mechanics' pavilion during
the competitive drill of the League of the
Cross cadets for a medal awarded by
Archbishop Riordan to the company mak
ing the best showing.
This afternoon tirere was a reception by
the Century Club to the cabinet ladies.
FIVE WEST POINT
CADETS DISMISSED
In Addition, Six Arc Suspended, James A.
Shanaon of Minnesota Being Among
the Number.
Washington, May 22.— The names of the
cadets who have been dismissed from the
military academy at West Point as the
result of the recent disturbances there,
are as follows:
Henry L. Bolby, Nebraska; John A. Cleve
land, Alabama; Trangett F. Teller, Xew
York; Raymond A. Llnton, Michigan; Birch'.e
O. Mahaffey, Texas.
All these cadets are of the second class.
The following cadets have been suspended:
Olan C. Aleshire, Illinois; Benjamin F.
Mc-Clellan, Mississippi; James A. Shannon,
Minnesota; Charles Telford, Utah.
All of the second-class. Also Thomas
N. Gimperling, Ohio, and Harry Hawley,
Xew York, of the third-class. These
PROHIBITIONISTS OF IOWA
STATE CONVENTION IN FULL SWING
Superintendent of Campaign to Be
Employed and Each Temper
ance Voter Assessed.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 22. —When the
prohibition state convention met here to
day, Rev. W. L. Ferris of Cherokee was
chosen permanent chairman and the re
maining temporary officers were made
permanent. Adoption of the resolutions
committee's report occupied the morning
session.
After being in session for thirty-six
hours the state central committee pre
sented its formal report for the plan of
conducting the coming campaign and the
collection of funds to pay the necessary
expenses. The plan provides for the es
tablishment of headquarters in Dcs
Moines, the employment of a superinten
dent of campaign at a salary of $1,200
and the assessment of 25 cents upon each
prohibition voter in the state. The re
port was adopted.
Resplutions commending congress for
passing the anti-canteen law, demanding
the overthrow of the liquor traffic, favor
ing equal suffrage, denouncing the mulct
law and demanding observance of Sunday
laws were passed.
CUMMINS HAS CARROLL
Delegation Instructed for the Dcs
Moines Man After a Fight.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 22.—The Cum
mins forces won another victory in Car
roll county yesterday where the county
convention was held yesterday. The dele
gation was instructed for Cummins and
for Senator Warren Garst, who is a can
didate for renomination as state senator.
The fight in Carroll was between Garst
and Dr. Clinton D. Dewing for senator. De
wing was backed by Benjamin I. Salinger,
the local representative of Judge Hubbard
of Cedar Rapids. Garst had the Cummins
support and won out after an exceedingly
bitter contest.
The instruction of the delegation from
Carroll county for Cummins gives that
candidate 183 instructed delegates in the
state convention. The county convention
in Bremer county instructed its delegation
for Senator W. F. Harriman. There was
no contest.
MACNAUGHTON'S NEW JOB
Steel Trust's Man Becomes General
Maaager of Calumet A Hecla.
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mirh., May 22.—James MacNaugh
ton, manager of the steel trust's Menominee
range mines, has been appointed general
manager of the Calumet and "Heela to suc
ceed S. D. Warriner. The deal was made in
Chicago Sunday when President Agassiz and
other officials came to terms with Mac-
Naughton. It is understood he also takes
the place of S. B. Whiting.
cadets are suspended without pay until
April 1, 1902.
The order of dismissal is signed by
Secretary Root and states that it is is
sued "by direction of the president upon
recommendation of the superintendent of
the military academy." The same lan
guage is used regarding the suspensions.
There was no court martial of these ca
dets, but under the law the secretary
has the power to dismiss or suspend ca-
dets upon recommendation of the super
intendent. A board of officers in this
particular case was appointed, which
made a thorough examination of the dis
turbance. The board reported the facts
to the superintendent and the superinten
dent made his report and recommenda
tions to the secretary of war and upon
this report the secretary acted.
CONGER REITERATES
Like Barkis, He Is Wlllin', bnt Will
Make No Fight.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 22.—Major
Conger said to-day that all stories that
he intended to withdraw from the guber
natorial campaign were unfounded. He
occupies exactly the same* position as
when he first returned to lowa. He is
willing to accept the nomination, but will
not make an active fight for it. He says
he will go back to China when his leave
of absence expires. It Is possible Mrs.
Conger and Miss Laura Conger will re
main here, although this has not been
definitely settled. Major Conger will
make another trip to Washington and
confer with the president and secretary
of state before his return to China.
PRINCESS SPENDTHRIPT
Clara Rigo So Makes the Cash Fly
That She Is Curbed.
Chicago, May 22. —Clara Rigo, formerly
Princess De Chimay, nee Ward of De
troit, was declared a spendthrift and in
capable of managing her property, in the
probate court here to-day. Thomas R.
Lyons, her uncle, was appointed conserva
tor of her estate and filed a bond of $100,
--000. He alleged that since she came into
her property in 1894, his niece has spent
$400,000 in addition to an annuaHncome of
from $35,000 to $50,000. Lyons produced
proof that his niece concurred in believing
a conservator necessary.
NEW STARJS FADING
Williams Bar Astronomer* Have
Practically Ceased Observations.
Williams Bay, Wis., May 22.—The new
star which, suddenly appeared in the con
stellation Perseus last February has now
nearly passed from sight, having died
from the first magnitude to the sixth or
seventh. The astronomers at *he Yerkes
observatory have practically ceased direct
observations, and have turned their at
tention to computing and arranging the
data secured and to laboratory work for
the purpose of securing spectroscopic re
sults similar to those presented by the
star. The spectrum of Nova Persei
seemed to indicate combustion under very
great pressure.
AFTER TEN YEARS
Russian Woman Huiim Down a Rec
reant Husband at Oshkosh.
Special to The Journal.
Oshkosh, Wis., 1 May 22.—Mrs. Joseph Su
horski, a native of Russia, arrived in this
city to-day and located her truant husband,
who left her in the old country ten. years
ago. For several years she had not heard
from him ani finally decided to look him up.
Sunhorskl vas married eight months ago
to a Miss Magdalene Polich and his wife has
now applied for a warrant on a charge of
bigamy. The husband at first refused to
recognize his first wife, bat later admitted
he was her husband. i ,
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
VERY CLOSE CALL
FOR KING EDWARD
The Monarch on Board the Shamrock 11. When
a Squall Strikes and Dismasts the Chal
lenger, and the King Narrowly
Escapes.
Great Steel Mainmast Plunges Over the Side
Into the Water, While King Edward and
Party Are Seated on Deck.
Southampton, May 22.—The cup chal
lenger with King Edward and a party on
board, was totally dismasted to-day by a
squall off Cowes, Isle of Wight. The king,
who was on deck, had a miraculous escape.
3:55 p. m.—During the race be
tween the two Shamrocks and the
Sybarita, in the Solent to-day, a sudden
equairstruck the yachts. The topmast of
the Shamrock 11. was carried away, and
then her mainmast went by the board,
carrying .all her sails with it and leaving
her practically a wreck. The topsail of
the Shamrock I. was also carried away in
the squall.
No one was injured on board the yachts.
The disaster occurred while prepara
tions were being made for the start off the
Brambles buoy.-
There was a fine, fresh easterly breeze,
driving a short, white-tipped sea up the
channel when the three yachts set their
club topsails shortly after noon and pro
ceeded to the starting point. There was
some delay in establishing a starting line.
The wind freshened considerably and blew
twelve or thirteen knots, with the pros-
P2ct of magnificent racing.
King Edward, desiring to take a more
active part in the proceedings that wa«
possible from the deck of the Erin, was
taken on board the challenger, accom
panied by Sir Thomas Lipton and two
ladies.
The preliminary starting signal was
given from the Erin. Wbile the yachts
were manoeuvering for the start a squall
came without the slightest warning, and
the bowsprit of the challenger was car
ried away short. The extra strain thus
thrown on the topmast proved too much
for the spar. It whipped, broke and
doubled off to leeward, carrying the whole
weight of the jack yard and gear over the
side in a terrible tangle.
Almost as the topmast fell, the great
steel mainmast, weighing more than two
tons, and earring spars and gear weighing
an additional three or four tons, swayed
IS BARROWS DISGRACED?
Said He Will Be Dishonorably Discharged and
Sentenced to Five Years in
Prison,
Manila, May 22. —The correspondent of
the Associated Press is informed that the
following approved sentences will be soon
promulgated:
Captain Frederick J. Barrows, Thirtieth
volunteer infantry, late depot quarter
master of the department of Southern
Luzon, who was charged with embezzle
ment and selling government property, to
HE WAS CUT IN TWO
Shocking Death of James Shoe-
maker, Prominent Mankatan.
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., May 22.—James Shoe
maker, president of the Board of Trade
for many years and one of the best-known
residents of Mankato, was killed this fore
noon by being run over by a freight train
that was switching close to the Omaha
freight station. He was cut in two at the
groin and lived only long enough to give
his name and residence to a brakeman,
who hastened to him.
Mr. Shoemaker was 78 years of age and
had resided la Mankato since 1857. He
was lieutenant in a Mankato company
during the Sioux Indian outbreak and his
horse was shot from under him at New
Ulm. In the early days he was a mer
chant^ He ,was superintendent of the
Mankato exhibit at the New Orleans Ex
position in 1885, and served as county cor
MASON CITY^FORT DODGE
President Hill Elected a Director at
the Annual Meeting;.
Special to The Journal.
Fort Dodge, lowa, May 22.—President A. B.
Stickney, general manager, S. C. Stickney
and Secretary R. C. Wright of the Chicago
Great Western road, arrived In the city last
night to attend the annual meeting of the
stockholders oi the Mason City & Fort Dodge
road, and also to inspect the profiles sub
mitted by surveyors along the new Omaha
line. President Stickney declines to make a
statement as yet, but it is the expectation
that a definite settlement of plans will be
made during his visit. Among the directors
elected was James J. Hill, showing that he
still has an interest m the road. The Great
Western directors are James J. Hill, J. W.
Cole, Arthur S. Fairchlld. Myron, T. Herrick
and H, A. Hutcbia*
for a moment and then, almost by a mir
acle, plunged over the side into the water,
with the ripping, tearing sound of break
ing wire and tearing gear in the air.
The members of the royal party were
seated on deck close to the companionway.
The king was showing keen pleasure,
watching the fight which Captain Syca
more was making for the advantage at
the start. The yacht was racing along
at a formidable angle, and the sloping
deck, with a mere fringe of rail, seemed
a rather perilous place for the accommoda
tion of the visitors. As the wreckage
swept the deck it was most astonishing
that no one was injured. For a moment
or two the situation appeared to be very
grave. The king maintained his com
posure.
Most of the headmen went overboard.
Within five seconds of the disaster the
Shamrock I. bore around to render as
sistance, when she, in turn, was caught
by the squall and her gaff and topsail
spars collapsed, leaving her helplessly
crippled.
The press tug, following the racers,
ranged alongside the helpless yachts asd
a torpedo boat which was in the vicinity,
and the Sybarita sent boats to the scene.
But, in answer to a hail, Captain Syca
more sent the reassuring message that ali
on board had escaped without injury. As
quickly as possible the king and the royal
party were transferred to the Erin, and,
later, the king.accompanied by Sir Thomas-
Lipton, landed at Southampton, from
which place his majesty will proceed to
London.
Meanwhile the crews of the racers set
about clearing away the wreckage. Owing
to the unwieldy nature of the spars and
gear, it was found impossible to get them
on board and they were cut away and al
lowed to sink, after buoys had been placed
to mark the places where the wreckage
sank. The yachts were then towed back
to Hythe, there to await a decision as
to what shall be done towards repairing
them.
be dishonorably discharged and ergo
five years' imprisonment.
Lieutenant Frederick Boyer* Thirty
ninth infantry, former depot commissary
at Calamba, ou Bay Lake, on similar
charges, to be dishonorably discharged
and to undergo a year's imprisonment.
Both Barrows and Boyer eventually will
be removed to Leavenworth prison,
Kansas.
oner several terms. He was president of
the board of public works and "was con
nected with every move for the advance
ment of the city's welfare, giving liberal
ly of his time and energy. In politics he
was a gold democrat.
He had taken much interest in the pro
jected railroad moves in Mankato and was
down on the levee looking over the sur
veys recently made by the Chicago Great
Western and the new tracks laid by the
Chicago & North-Western. *It is supposed
he became tired and leaned against the
end of a freight train that was about to
back up.'
His death is a great shock to the com
munity, where he was known and loved by
all. He leaves a widow, his only son
having died some y%ars ago, just as lie
had commenced the practice of law.
STRIKE STATISTICS
Value of Organization Shown „ by :
lowa' Labor Commissioner. , :
Special to The Journal. •
>- Dcs ' Moines, ,: lowa, May - 22. — state la- .
bor '; commissioner has , prepared statistics on } !
the ■ strikes '', in " lowa in the ~ years ; 1899 and
1900. '■ The information \is '. obtained , from in
: vestigations made ■by both , the' state * and. the
national bureau of labor statistics. :; It ,is ';•;
shown there: were : sixty-eight strikes in the
. two years, in which j 7,600 "strikers". were ; in- -
volved, ' the total cost being $400,000. The » '
number of strikes by unions was forty-seven,
'. of which forty 1 were successful. The number P ,
of : non-union '. strikes was : twenty-one,: 0f .:..
which but two ; were successful. ;':-'According >
to the state '; labor commissioner, this f affords >
clear. evidence ; as ■to the ) importance of or
ganization in movements ■■ for S better condi- :»:•'
tion* on the part of &• wgrltin^ata, ; - ,

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