Newspaper Page Text
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAH
PKICE TWO CENTS. DIVERTING EXPORT TRADE Business Going to Galveston and Other Southern Ports. • A BLOW AT NEW YORK Attempt to Deprive It of Trade of the Mississippi Valley. ALL-YEAR STEAMSHIP SERVICE ABT<WitM to Operate in Minnesota, Wixcoiisin anil Other North ern State*. Front The Journal Bureau. lioom *S, I'omt JSuilHing, Waahington. Washington. June 10. —The Hogan line, which owns a long line of ocean freight ers of large tonnage, has made arrange ments for an all-year service between Galvesten and Havre and Rotterdam. Fur Beveral years, during the cotton sea son, these boats have been running be tween the points named, and the estab lishment of a permanent service means that a systematic effort will now be made to divert Mississippi valley export busi ness originating in territory north of St. Louis from Xew York to the southward. The business interests of reconstructed Galveston are back of the enterprize and propose to send commercial agents into Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, lowa, Minne sota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana. Ohio and Tennessee to work up business for the new line. Consul Thackera, writing to the state department from Havre, says that the line will begin operations this year. The service will be monthly until the middle ptember, when it will be increased by any additional sailings as may be ssary to handle the traffic. Through bills of lading will be issued to Amster dam, Ghent, Stettin and to all Swedish and Baltic ports via Rotterdam. In ad dition to the steamers for Havre and Rot terdam, others will be dispatched to Rot terdam via Dunkirk or Bremen, should the business justify it. In order to emphasize the statement that a systematic effort is to be made to divert the export trade of the Mississippi valley to the southern route, it may be added that Consul Murphy writes from Frankfort to the state department, say ing that another German company is get- Ting ready to start a Jtne of ships from erp and Havre to Xew Orleans and Cuban ports. And-Consul Fleming, writ ing from Edinburgh, says that this month or next there will be opened at Leith a new dock for the use of large vessels which are to engage in the American trade, plying between Leith and Xew Or leans and Galveston. This last-named enterprise will be exclusively for the ? handling of cotton and grain, especially wheat. For a number of years there has been talk among business men in the middle west regarding a European outlet via the Gulf of Mexico. While some steps in that direction were taken at the time, mat ters never reached a sure business foot ing. Now, however, it seems that Gal veston and Xew Orleans propose to co operate with the steamship companies which are here named, for the purpose of competing by an all-water route with the all-rail route to Xew York. It is pro posed to take grain, flour and other arti cles designed for export down the Mis sissippi in barges, reshipping them at deep water points for Europe. The differ ence between the rail and the water freights from the heart of the continent la expected to more than counterbalance the extra time that will be needed for the sending of goods over the new course. OF INTEREST TO The circular which has been sent o\ii by MILLERS. the internal revenue bureau relative to refunding taxes paid by Minneapolis mil lers and others on export bills of lading says: la view of the fact that the act of May 12 1900, provides that claims for the allowance of amounts paid for documentary stamps I used in error or excess can be considered only in cases where such claims are presented within two years after the purchase of the ■ a from the government, and that sec tion 3228, R, S., provides that claims for re funding must be presented within two years after the right of action accrues, parties de - information should be Informed that may present claims for the refunding of amounts paid for documentary stamps affixed lo export bills of lading, but that no action will be taken upon such claims until after the ieration by the United States supreme court of the petition for a rehearing of the case of Fairbanks vs. United States. Upon received of such claims by a collector the date of their receipt should be plainly stamped thereon and the claims should be retained in the office of the collector until further advised by this office. MILLE LACS Officials of the in terior department INDIANS. and Indian office have no knowledge of evictions by the sheriff of Indians from h village at Mille Lacs lake.lndian Com missioner Jones said that if the Indians were legally on the land their rights will be protected by the government in any appeal that is made. If it is found that they were squatters then the state law will apply and they will be obliged to fight the case out in the state courts. —\V. \V. Jermaiie. WnshiiiKtoii Small Talk. A r??l ree dellV(jr>" route has been ordered established at Lake Elmo, Washington coun ty. Minn., with H. L. Buck as carrier Officials of the supervising architect's office Bay there is no intention to change the site of the St. Cloud public building, as reported in a St. Paul paper. It could not be done with out authority from congress to sell the cite already acquired. What the department has decided to do is to face the building on St Gerinaine street instead of on Eighth avenue' and to use. fireproof construction instead of ■wood, as at first proposed. E. C. Larkin of Larkin, Davis & Co., contractors for the building, is now here arranging for the in creased cost of flreprooflng. The controller of the currency to-day de clared a.seventh dividend of 5 per cent in favor of the creditors of the Grand Forks N. D. t national bank, making in all 40 per cent on claims proved, amounting to $321 S9O He also declared a fifth dividend of 5 per cent in favor of the creditors of the First National bank of Helena, Mont., making in all 30 per cent on proved claims, amounting to $2,364,- POBa The American Association of dancing masters will hcrtd its annual convention this year in Toronto, June 10-10. Among those who will deliver lectures and conduct class work are A. C. Wirth of Milwaukee and F. W. Kehl of Madison, Wls. James Lindeman of Belt, Mont., has been appointed a blacksmith at the Rosebud Indian school. South Dakota, at $Goo a year. The secretary of the interior has ordered patented to the Northern Pacific Railroad company 36,192 acres of land within the lim its of its grant in the Helena and Lewiston districts, Montana. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Spauld ing has approved the bond of the Port Huron & Duluth Steamship company as a common carrrier for the transportation of appraised merchandise in bond between Port Huron Mick., and Duluth. W$ HARD MARCH Constant Rain Makes the Clay Roads Very Heavy. BEST OF HEALTH ON THE WHOLE Braiuerd Reached This Aft erne Delegation of Indian* Visit the < a m 11. Special to The Journal. Ouamta, Minn., June 10.—The Third regiment went into camp five miles from Mille Lac lake, at a point known as the outlet, after marching eeven miles from Locks Dam, where a camp was made. Marching out from Milaca Wednesday afternoon, about nine miles was made before going into camp at Whitney brooks. This point was reached in a rain storm and it has rained most of the time since. Good time was made in spite of the rain and mud, and with hard ly an exception the regiment is enjoying the best of health. The distance from Whitney's Brooks to Locka Dam, fifteen miles, was covered in a driving rain over clay roads "that were nearly impassable for the men and teams. Company B, Captain Pratt commanding, marched out ahead of the command from the noon camp as a pioneer company, repairing the roads for the wagon train following. The canteen wagon following the regiment was the only one to suffer mishap, and it escaped with the loss of a few bottles of beer. The "beer man" is not getting rich, as very little drinking is done. Hot ] coffee is a greater favorite with the men ! than cold beer when the thermometer is I hugging the freezing point. The Indians took to the woods and haven't been rounded up in large numbers i as yet. A report was circulated among : them that the soldiers were going to force I them to leave their reservation, conse- i quently they have "holed up" for a .few I days. About fifty came in and gave a J dance Friday afternoon and evening. The ! boys were delighted to see them and took ; especial interest in the squaws and ! papooses. A few of the latter were fast- i ened to a peculiarly constructed board, | which gave the mother a decided advan- j tage in that she could hang the child up and find it safe on her return, certainly a great advantage during the berry season, when tree and wind are left to rock the baby while every woman and child are busy gathering the abundant small fruit. The regiment rested Friday afternoon and night, marching out Saturday morn ing to Vineland, twelve miles away, half of the distance being along the shore of Mille Lac lake. From Vineland to Gar- i retson, another twelve miles, the road follows the lake shore, then makes a j straight cut to Braiuerd, at which place the regiment will arrive this afternoon. The boys have not seen a paper or read a letter since leaving St. Paul last Wednes day. FOR PORTO RICO Officers Appointed for Provisional Regriiuent of Infantry. Washington, June 10. —The president has appointed the following officers of the Porto Rico provisional regiment of in fantry: Lieutenant Colonel—James A. Buchanan. Majors—William E. Almy, Eben Swift. Captains—Louis E. Bennett, Christian Bri and, William P. Butler, Charles H. Hamilton, Osmnn Latrobe, Thomas F. Maginnis, James T. Ord, Allen D. Raymond. First Lieutenants—William W. Ballard Jr., W. W. Ressell, Harry L. Cooper, Morr / E. Locke, Walter F. Martin, Bias Nad/, John O. Steger, A. Owen Zaman, Orval P. Townsend, James E. Wyke. Second Lieutenants—George C. Broomp, | Terence Hamill, Charles B. Kerner, Jean S. O;:kes. Eben Swift. Jr., Paul Wuttke. Assistant Surgeon, Rank of Captain—Jose Lugo-Vina. Also tha following in the regular ser vice cavalry: Second Lieutenants—Eugene J. Ely, Clar ence Linihger Howard C. Tatum. Second Lieutenants of Infantry—David A. Henkes, Edward K. Masse, Shelby C. Lea sure, Pat M. Stevens, William Little. Second Lieutenants Artillery Corps—Hart man L. Battler, Frank T. Thornton, John R. Musgrove. Surgeon of Volunteers, Rank of Major- Frank E. Artaud. ON THE UP GRADE Mrs. McKinley's Improvement Sure, Though Slow. Washington, June 10.—After the usual consultation of Mrs. McKinley's physi cians this morning, the following state ment was issued: "Mrs. McKinley's phy sicians report that her condition is favor able anr that she continues to show a gradual improvement." The continued improvement in Mrs. McKinley's condition reported by her physicians is noticeable a^ the White House in a perceptible relief from the in tense anxiety that has existed there for the last ten days. Although she is by no neans out of danger and there is constant fear of a relapse, for the present she seems on the up grade and the president is more cheerful. He saw a few callers to-day, and to his visitors expressed his encouragement. While Mrs. McKinley's condition fluctuated, he said she appeared better this morning than she had for some days. RECOGNIZE GOD AGAIN Italian Masons It urn to First Principles. New York Sun Special Service Rome, June 10.—Every Free Mason in in the United States will be interested to learn that the Italian Free Masons, after having for nearly three decades fol lowed the example of the French branches of the craft in eliminating all reference to the Creator from their rites, and in barring the use of the words, "A. G. D. G. A. D. U." which stand for the Latin words, "To the glory of the great archi tect of the universe," have now restored this mystic device, and have returned to the Masonic recognition of the divinity. This will have the effect of bringing about a recognition between tile Italian j lodges and those of the United States, of; Great Britain, of Germany and of Scan- < dinavia, which have boycotted all those 1 Masons of the Latin countries who have denied allegiance to the great architect of the universe. BREAK IN AND OUT One Gets Out of Jail and Another Gets In. Special to The Journal. Oseeola, Wls., June 10.—Peter Leske, alias Frank Holberg, who broke into Ma sou's house at St. Croix Falls last March, broke jail by picking the lock yesterday and escaped. He was waiting trial in the circuit court in September. A man named Butler of Hutcbinson, Minn., attempted to break Into a Soo bridge tender's residence and was. ar rested and lodged in jail. Trial will be held on Wednesday. BLACKLISTING UPHELD Declared Legal in the Case of Chi cago Girl Striken*. Chicago, June 10.—Judge Waterman, sitting in the circuit court to-day an nounced a decision that the blacklisting of a number of girls by a stockyards firm was legal. The girls struck last February and the firms affected refused to take them back. The case will be appealed. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 10, 1901. KEEP UP THE FIGHT Manitoba Railway Transfer May Yet Reach the Courts. ROBLIN SUPREME AT PRESENT Future Governments Can liaise the Issue—Canadian Northern Kvteniliini. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., June 10.—Although it would appear on the face, that the rail road deal fight was over, and that the government's opponents are .vanquished, this is not the case. The first application for injunction to restrain the Northern Pacific from hand ing over its road to the Canadian North ern has, owing to the hasty action taken by the government and the railroad com panies in the matter, proved futile, and has been withdrawn; but a second In junction of wider scope has been applied for. The latter covers every legul aspect of the case. Attorney General Campbell, or the official who is acting during his absence in England, has the power to re fuse the application, but has not the pow- er to kill it, and the demand that the legality of the action of the two gov ernments be tested before the courts will stand for future governments to deal with. Roblin replied indirectly to the ap plicants that he did not propose to spend the people's money to satisfy the curi osity of a few cranks, but the "cranks" replied that they were willing to bear the cost themselves if they were in the wrong. When the present government is out of power, the succeeding attorney general may be appealed to for the fiat now asked for, and years from now the legality of the whole question may be tested, and the province relieved from the liability it has assumed, if the present action is proved to be ultra vires. Alex Macdonald, treasurer of the citi zens' committee which is opposed to the deal, has replied to insinuations by news papers and others that some corporation was furnishing money for the fight against the scheme. He said he had the list of subscribers from $1 up, and that it was open to inspection. The list of men whose names it contained showed the substan tial character of the movement. 130 Miles of Hew Road. George H. Strevel, the railway contrac tor, has been awarded the contract for the construction of 150 miles on the south eastern portion of the Canadian Northern road. This work will complete the gap at present existing east of Bandette, and Strevel expects to have it finished this season. The work was commenced on Saturday with some ostentation. Strevel lined up his outfit of over fifty teams and wagons, also scrapers, etc., at the Canadian Pa cific railroad station, and these marched in a long: procession up Main street, the line stretching unbroken from MeDermot avenue to Broadway. J. L. Hyland, contractor for the Rainy River bridge, says the new structure will be ready for traffic in July. He also says that 2,000 men are engaged on the con struction work between Beaver Mills and Fort Frances. HOPE FOR COTTER Venerable Bishop May Survive—O eration Performed at Rocheater. Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., June 10.—Advices from Rochester indicate there is still some hope for the recovery of Bishop Cotter, though the chances seem to be against him. Father Commissky, the bishop's secretary, wires: "The bishop is resting easier and the doctors are beginning to entertain hope of his recovery. Grave danger lies in the fact that out of twenty-three operations of this kind, twenty-two have been fatal." Dr. May said the bishop had passed a restless night and nothing could be said as to his recovery, inside of twenty-four hours. When the operation was under taken, cancer was feared, but the trouble was found to be a large gallstone, which was removed. Bishop Shanley and sev eral clergy of the Winona diocese are at Rochester. Archbishop Ireland and Bishop McGol rick have been summoned to the bedside ci S^op Cotter at Rochester. CUBANS WORK WITH CUBANS New Yorkers Send Urgent Appeals to Havana. GIVE SOLEMN WARNING Uncle Sam, They Declare, Must Not Be Trifled With. INDEPENDENCE IS IMPERILED Probable Ketiult of the Rejection of the l'latt Aiiieiitlmeii the Convention. Haw York Sum Special Servian. Washington, June 10.—Within the last forty-eight hours urgent cable dispatches TRYING TO DECIDE IT. Cuba—He loves me —he loves me not. have been sent from the Cuban colonies in New York and Washington to Havana, urging the leaders in the constitutional convention not to trifle with Uncle Sam any longer, and warning them that inde pendence of Cuba is at stake and will be lost entirely if there is much more delay. Many of the members of the old Cuban junta, the men who carried on the prop aganda in the United States which at last resulted in the Spanish war, have be come convinced that their brethren in Havana are trifling with the destinies of their.country. The leaders of junta be gan studying American public opinion long ago, and the messages they are send ing to Havana are more than significant. The leaders of the constitutional con vention have been warned that if they don't get a government' of some kind started before congress meets next De cember the prospects of complete inde pendence will be considerably less bright than they are at present. These warning messages go on to say that members of congress and distinguished officials of the administration bitterly regret the pledges given in the Teller resolution. The American sense of honor demands the fulfillment of this pledge, but the Cuban radicals are warned that they are playing directly into the hands of the annexation ists. They have been told in so many words that if they adjourn without adopt ing the Platt amendment or dawdle along until December the president will be obliged to send a message to congress announcing to that body and to the world that the Cubans have refused to accept the conditions imposed upon them. In that case, these resident Cubans say, congress will inevitably take the ground that the Cubans have been offered real independence, have refused to give prop er guaranties of good government and that the terms of the Teller resolution have been followed by congress but re jected by the Cubans themselves. There upon annexation would follow as a matter of course. PLATT PROVISO Belief That the Cuban Convention Will Adopt It. Havana, June 10. —The conservative members of the constitutional convention are absolutely confident that the Platt amendmen' will be accepted and that sev eral radicals will join with the fifteen delegates who have heretofore voted in ifuvor of acceptance. The latit few days seem to have brought about a decided change in the attitude of delegates who had been bitterly arraign ing the Washington government for re- Spring Wheat Averages 92.0 Washington, June 10.—Average condition winter •wheat, 87.8. Spring, 92.0. The average increase in acreage spring wheat is 1,200,000 acreg, or 6.4 per ceni. Jecting the convention Interpretations of the amendment. The strong pressure from the outside brought to bear upon the convention to finish its business and to place the coun try on a settled basis has had en excel lent effect upon the radicals, inducing them to accept the inevitable; and some of them now argue that it would be per haps better to accept the amendment, hop ing for some form of independence, than to prolong the military occupation of the island. The convention will meet in secret ses sion to-day. It is expected that several days will elapse before a vote is taken. EXECUTIONER EXECUTED HUNG ON A HOOK AT A DINNER Trag-ic Ontgrovrth of Horrible Meth od of Capital Punish ment. Mew York Sun Spmolml Sai-vlcm Vienna, June 10. —A grewsome story comes from Szentoken in Hungary. In this country the capital punishment by strangulation is accomplished in a par ticularly cruel manner, there being no drop, but merely a species of gallows, to which the criminal is lifted by the exe cutioner's assistants, who thereupon pulT bim downward by his arm until life is extinct, the executioner meanwhile hast ening matters by standing on a bench be hind the victim, twisting the rope with his hanils, so as to hurry, the strangula tion. He has it in his power to prolong the suffering or hasten ths death of the man, and his action in the matter is said to depend upon the financial arrangements which he makes with the relatives and friends of the culDrit. Some time ago the executioner of St. Szentokan, a man named Petrowski, put to death a xieasant who had been con demned for a long list of murders, and had made, as he believed, mutually satisfac tory arrangements with the man's father. It seems, however, that they grudged him the money which he exacted from them, for about a fortnight after the execution they invited him to supper, which he un derstood was to be in the nature of their obligations toward him for his treatment of their unfortunate relative. Whan the repast was half way through, however, they suddenly fell upon him, without any warning, bound him, and then, having fastened a rope around his neck, suspended him thereby from a hook in the wall, resuming their seats and drinking to him while he slowly strangled to death before their eyes. All the members of this supper party, ten men and six women, Hungarian peasants, have been arrested in connection with the affair and are now in jail. CHAMPIONSHIP GOLFERS List of Those Who Will Contest at Myopia Hunt Club. New York, June 10.—Secretary Kerr of the United States Golf association, made public to-day the following list of ama teur and professional golfers who have entered for the open championship which will be played over the links of the My opia Hunt club near Boston, on Friday and Saturday of this week: Valentine, Fitzjohn, E. D. Fitzjohn, L. C. Servas, C. B. Cory, Isaac Southerlaml, Mackie, Anderson Merier, Lawrence Auchter lonc, James Foulis, D. K. White, Joe Mitch ell, George Low, John Park, Willie Ander son, John Harland, D. Ball, F. Bernard Nieholls, Gilbert E. Nichols, William Kirk, Alexander Taylor, John Harrison, A. H. Fenn, John Hobens, William Smith, Arthur G. Lockwood, C. B. Macdonald, Horace Raw lins, W. Hunter, Alec Ross, Donald J. Ros«, A. Ricketts, S. Gardner, David Hunter, Johu Jones, C. D. Cronin, Andrew Chri3tie, J. B. Schlotman, Walter C. Clark, A. H. Findlay, Joseph Lloyd, Alec Campbell, Robinson Wal lace, John Dingwall, James Mackrell, Jack Campbell, Alex. Patrick, R. Stedman Ptrick, Dan Leiteh, David Belown, Herbert M. Har riman, Willie Chisholm, Henry Turpie, Alex ander Smith, W. T. Davis. W. C. Carnegie. Joseph Jansen, F. D. Denny, Hugo R. John stone, R. Simpson, W. Ticker, Robert White. Owatonna, Minn., June 10.—Mrs. Andrew Fisher died suddenly this morning of paral ysis. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. fyutm WifheiminaV Visit to Berlin and Mr. Botha's Mksion to Europe Both Regarded Significant. Berlin, June 10.—The Klelnes Journal to-day prints a dispatch from The Hague saying that Queen Wilhelmina's recent visit here was meant to obtain Emperor William's consent to end the South African war, both the zweibund and the dreibund being willing to do so, through The Hague arbitration court, and that the emperor consented and the court began work thereon. The dispatch has created a sensation here. The Associated Press has just obtained the following foreign office statement which is authorized by Count Yon Buelow, the imperial chancellor: Neither Great Britain, France nor Russia ever approached Germany to participate in any action aiming at ending the South African war. Ger many has all along distinguished between offering her good offices and intervention To render her good offices would be possible if both parties to the war requested it; but it will be remembered that Great Britain joined The Hague conference only on condition that the Boer states were excluded. There is no doubt that Mr. Kruger, who is a serious statesman, came to Europe to obtain the good offices of several of the powers to end' the war, but there is also no doubt that Great Britain does not want their good offices. At least it is true that since the South African war began Great Britain has never, either verbally or in writing, confidentially or officially, broached such an idea. It is quite possible that the Boer side has now formally asked The Hague arbitration court to lend its aid to end the war somehow, and that the court has held a session regarding the mat ter, but that, of course, is entirely different from any serious steps to end the war. The Hague, June 10.—Mr. Kruger and Dr. Leyds arrived here to-day. They drove from the railroad station at Hilversum Junction in a closed carriage and are staying at the residence of Mr. Wolmarans, one of the Boer peace envoys. London, June 10.—The Sun hears that Mrs. Botha starts Wednesday for The Hague, where Mr. Kruger has been summoned to attend a conference of the Boer agents In Europe and the United States to consider the report Mrs. Botha has brought from her husband, in which he advises Mr. Kruger, as the constitutional head of the Transvaal, to sue for peace and the best terms available. London, June 10.—Lord Kitchener in a dispatch from Pretoria under to-day's date says the number of Boers killed, imprisoned or surrendered during the last month totaled 2,640. From June 1 to June 9, 26 Boers were killed, 4 were wounded, 409 were made prisoners and 33 surrendered, and 651 rifles, 115,550 rounds of ammunition, 120 wagons and 4,000 horses were captured. Two English Authors Die London, June 10. —Sir Walter Besant, the novelist, died yesterday at his residence in Hampstead, after a fortnight's illness, from influenza. He was born in 1836. Besant was to have attended the Atlantic Union dinner to-night and propose £he toast to "English Speaking Communities." Sir Walter was born at Portsmouth, England, in 1838, and graduated at Christ's college, Cambridge. He was chosen to a professorship in the Royal College of Mauritius and afterward served as secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund. Several of his novels were published in collab oration with James Rice. Sir Walter was founder and first president of the Society of Authors and was knighted May 24, 1895. London, June 10. —Sir Robert Williams Buchanan, poet and prose writer, is dead. He was born Aug. 18, 1841. Mr. Buchanan was born in Glasgow, Aug. 18, 1841. He was educated at Glasgow university and went to London in 1860. He published forty vol umes of novels, plays poems and critical essays. Mr. Buchanan visited the United States in 1884. He was of controversial nature and published fierce attacks upon Kipling, Swinburne, Rosetti and other authors. No Bull Fight After All Special to The Journal. Omaha, Neb., June 10. —The great amphitheater with a seating capacity of 10,000, now being erected for bull fighting purposes at South Omaha, must be pulled down. The slumbering scruples of Governor Ezra P. Savage have been aroused and he will not tolerate the amusement within the borders of the state. The bull fighters had up to this time soothed the prejudices of the American Humane Society and other humanitarians by showing that no cruelty would be practiced. Disarmed by this showing Organizer O'Hanlon of the humane society re turned east and local officials avowed themselves satisfied. A story then went the rounds that the fight would beas near the real thing as South Omaha could furnish. This tip reached Governor Savage, who has taken vigorous action. He has served notice that no bull fighting will be tolerated and has instructed the county officers to carry out the behest. Ancient Church in Ruins Special to The Journal. Bayfleld, Wis., June 10.—The old Catholic church at La Pointe, Madeline Island, was totally destroyed by fire early this morning. This church was an ancient land mark and has been visited by hundreds of tourists annually. The original church was built in 1835 by Father Baraga and rebuilt at a later date. lit contained an ancient painting, "The Descent from the Cross," which Indian tradition says was a gift to the La Polnte mission in 1669 by Father Marquette. It is the opinion of some that the picture was stolen and the church set on fire to cover up the loss. There is no insurance. WONT SAY JUST YET Bishop Edaall Non-Committal an to Ills Election. Special to The Journal. Fargo, N. D., June 10. —Bishop Edsall of the Episcopal church returned last night from a trip over the state. Asked htis morning whether he would accept the coadjutor bishopric of Minnesota, to which this morning whether he would accept the "Oh, I have not yet been officially noti fied of my election, but understand the committee will be here to-morrow. I will not announce my decision in the matter until after the conclusion of the convo cation, which assembles here Saturday, as I am too busy with affairs pertaining to' it to devote any time to personal mat ters." The bishoi) found a hundred telegrams and letters awaiting him and has been unable to go through half.of them yet. LA FOLLETTE NAMES Wisconsin Commissioners to the St. Louis Exposition in lUO3. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., June 10. —Governor La Follette to-day appointed the following commissioners to represent Wisconsin at the St. Louis exposition in 1903; Senator James H. Stout, Menominee, W. D. Hoard, Fort Atkinson; William Gruder, Milwau kee; W. H. Fleet, Merrill; W. A. Scott, Madison. Dutch Catholic Ministry Mew Ymrkßun Special Servian The Hague, June 10. —It is now more than probable that the greatest political and religious event in the history of the Netherlands may occur next Wednesday, when the parliamentary elections will be held. The Roman Catholics have been steadily gaining at each general election during the past decade and recent provincial elec tions have gone almost entirely in their favor. It is predicted that the young queen, whose ancestors have all espoused and shed their blood for the cause of reformed .Protestantism, will be surrounded by & CatholU ministry. PATRICK PLEADS Alleged Murderer of William SI. Rice Ia Arraigned. New York, June 10.—Albert I. Patrick pleaded not guilty of the murder of Wil liam Marsh Rice, the Texas millionaire, when arraigned before Judge Cowing ia the court of general sesisons to-day. With him were arranged David L. Short and Morris Meyer, charged with forgery ia connection with the case. They pleaded not guilty, also. All three were remand ed back to the Tombs. No applicatiou for bail was made. The men were ar raigned as a sequence to the decision ren dered by Judge Foster last week over ruling a demurrer entered by the attor neys for the defendant. STRIKING SPECTACLE Moorish Ambassador Received by King Edward. London, June 10. — King Edward and Queen Alexandra received the special Moorish ambassador, Kaid-el-Mehedi-El- Menebhi, and his suite at St. James pal ace to-day in the presence of Lord L^ans downe, the foreign secretary and a num ber of distinguished people. The envoya were driven in a royal carriage to the palace. They were accompanied by Kaid- Mac Lean, a Scotchman, who is head of the army in Morocco. The gorgeous trappings of the visitors made the reception a striking spectacle.