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War Claims Commission Be-
comes Just This.
"It Makes All the Difference Whose
Ox Is Gored."
Chairman Chandler Says He Doesn't
Care for the Opinion of the
Secretary of State.
Mmw York Sum Somolal Smrvlom.
Washington, June 14. —The Spanish war
claims commission has placed itself in a
remarkable attitude. By its official rul
ings it has become the advocate of Spain,
and has repudiated the United States.
In the treaty of peace with Spain the
Vnited States agreed to assume the pay
ment of all claims for damages on the
part of its citizens for the violation q£;
treaty rights by Spain while in posses-'
sion of Cuba. Most of these claims arose
during the Cuban insurrection, and nave
been passed upon by the department of
state. Ex-Senator Chandler of New
Hampshire is the chairman of the com
mission and in his present position he is
reversing his record made while a United
States senator.
The commission, In considering the
claims that were pasesd upon by the state
department, has refused to accept the
conclusions of the secretary of state, and
in most instances has taken the position
which Spain occupied when it contested
the claims. The secretary of state in
each instance made a thorough investi
gation and after being satisfied that treaty
provisions had been violated, took up the
prosecution of the claim against Spain.
< lalniM Thrown Out.
The commission has thrown aside all of
these voluminous records, and Mr.
Chandler has repeatedly announced offi
cially, as chairman of the commission,
that he did not care a rap what the secre
tary of state thought; that the question
was before the commission, which had a
right to reach its own conclusions.
Where claims were sustained by the de
partment of state against Spain for treaty
violation the commission has precipitate
ly thrown them out on the ground that
the claimant had violated the neutrality
The department of state, before the
Spanish war, by voluminous correspond
ence 4nd direct communication with the
Spanish minister at Washington, attempt
ed to collect claims against Spain, giving
them the official stamps of this govern
ment. The same claims are thrown out
by the Spanish wer claims commission,
which In substance says that Spain was
right in refusing to pay them and that our
government was wrong in trying to col
lect them.
The sentiment which resulted in the
declaration of war against Spain was
kindled in part by the infamous action of
the Spaniards in Cuba, who, without re
spect to treaty obligations, maltreated
Americans, confiscated their property and,
in numerous instances, tortured them.
Americans were taken prisoners by Span
ish guerrillas, submitted to all sorts of
indignities, and then hacked to pieces by
machettea, without trial or an opportunity
to make a defense.
Spanish Cruelty Justified.
Now the Spanish war claims commission
takes the broad ground that the citizens
got no more than they deserved; that
Spain was justified in cruelly treating
them; that they violated some law in
going to Cuba and were not entitled to
protection, and that our secretary of
state was exceeding his authority in at
tempting to hold Spain responsible. The
ruling which has aroused so much indig
nation in substance holds that Spain was
rigbt and that the United States, in
going to war for humanity's sake, was
The trouble Is that, whereas formerly
the United States was trying to collect
the claims of American citizens against
Spain, the United States is the defendant,
and It makes a great deal of difference
whose ox is gored.
Another ruling of the commission which
is being discussed is the determination
to conduct the proceediugs under rules
of practice prevailing in our courts of
justice instead of under rules similar to
those followed by the department of the
state in the matter of claims. All prev
ious claims commissions adopted them.
The ruling makes a vast difference in the
prosecution of cases, as an entirely dif
ferent procedure is necessary in preparing
the briefs and in submitting evidence.
In short, the rulings of the commission
to date warrant the interference that its
purpose to avoid the payment of dam
ages wherever it is possible by recourse
io technicalities.
K. T. Moen of Shelly to Head the Or
Special to The Journal.
Taylors Falls, Minn., June 14.—Thurs
day was the most interesting day of the
grand lodge of Good Templars. Resolu
tions for an increase of the salaries of
grand chief and grand secretary were
adopted. There was a heated debate
over the proposition that no subordinate
lodge be allowed to have or permit dances
or card playing in halls which it owned
of- controlled, but it was laid on the ta
Grad lodge officers elected and installed
•were: Past chief templar, N. J. Bray,
Holland; chief templar, N. T. Moen, Shel
ly; councellor, George H. Hazzard, Park
Lodge, Taylor's Falls; vice templar, S.
Kalland, Minneapolis; superintendent of
juvenile temple, Miss L. P. Cole, Minne
apolis; secretary, Miss A. E. Safely, Min
neapolis; treasurer, L. Mell Hyde, Min
neapolis; chaplain. C. W. Ellis, Soudan;
Marshal, R. C. Sloan, Duluth; electoral
superintendent, J. J. Flikkle, Ada.
There was a platform meeting in the
evening with addresses by Princell and
Dutton and music and readings by local
lodgemen. St. Paul was designated as
<£he place for the neeting in June, 1902.
The customary resolutions of thanks to
the railroads* the press and local lodge
were adopted.
President and Mgr. Ireland
Mmw York Sun Spmclal Sarvlca
Vienna, June 14.-The Politische Correspondez gays that Cardinal Gibbons la
negotiating in behalf of the United States with the Vatican, respecting the property
of the religious orders in the new possessions of the United States. The Correspondez
also says that President McKinley is obstinately opposing the Vatican 1, proposal for
an American nunciature because he resents the refusal of his ardent desire to see
Archbishop Ireland created a cardinal.
Constitutionality of Nebraska Fe-
male Labor Act Affirmed.
Proprietor May Be Fined $500—
cisive Point.Won by Omaha
Labor Unions.
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, Neb., June 14.—After a long
dispute the state female labor law has
been declared constitutional by the dis
trict court, and William Wendham, laun
dryman, must pay the penalty of working
his force of girls more than sixty hours
a week. The law extends to mercantile,
manufacturing and mechanical establish
ments, hotels and restaurants. It was in
troduced in the last legislature by State
Senator Beverly, and aimed at the ex
cessive hours imposed upon shop girls.
It takes its name from its creator, the
Beverly labor law.
Six cases similar to that of Wendham
are pending in the state courts, brought
by labor organizations under the direction
of the state deputy labor commissioner.
The decision handed down by District
Judge' Baker is hailed with rejoicing by
the labor unions as an important victory.
The other cases will be pressed vigor
The complainants in the present case
are women employed by the Nonpareil
laundry. They allege that Wendham
forced them to work over time on re
peated occasions without extra pay. Miss
Carrie Mosby says, in addition, that her
health has been undermined by the long
hours in an atmosphere heavy with steam.
The proprietor urged that the state
could have no lawful jurisdiction to thus
interfere in the hiring of help, the trans
action being one, he said, which both par
ties are at liberty to discontinue at will.
Wendham will be fined in a sum be
tween $200 and $500, the amounts specified
in the enactment.
Annual Session Opens at James
town, N. Y.
Hostile Action Is Revoked-Report
of President Noreliaa of
Special to The Journal.
Jametown, N. V., June 14. —The Luther
an Augustana Synod of North America,
which convened in annual session here
this morning, by vote of sixty-nine against
sixty-six sustained the ruling of its pres
ident. Dr. E. Norelius, that no nomina
tion for the presidency of Augustana col
lege at Rock Island, 111., could be made in
addition to the three already made by the
board of directors. No vote on the three
candidates could be taken before noon
recess. Dr. L. G. Abramson of Chicago,
has withdrawn from the contest, leaving
Dr. Johnston of St. Paul, and Dr. Andren
of Yale university, alone in the field. The
vote will be taken this afternoon.
The meetings are held in the new
Swedish Lutheran church, with a very
good attendance of clerical and lay dele
gates from all parts of the United States
and Canada. The venerable president of
the synod and pioneer of Minnesota, Dr.
E. Norelius of Vasa, Minn., read his an
nual report. He pointed out the marvel
ous growth of the synod since its meeting
at Jamestown in 1876. Then it had 108
clergymen and 59,390 members. Now it
has nearly 500 clergymen and 200,000
members. It had 273 congregations in
1876 and this year 900.
The president reported that he had in
vestigated the complaints made last year
againts the synod of the northwest for ac
cepting members^from the Augustana
synod without letters of dismissal. The
president had found these complaints
based en facts and was assured by the
president of the northwest that the ir
regularly would cease in future. Presi
dent Norelius therefore recommended
that the strong arraignment of the
eynod of the northwest be revoked, but
no action was taken. The report spoke
encouragingly about the work and condi
tions in the church the past year. A com
mittee consisting of one clergyman and
one layman from each of the eight confer
ences will consider the report and make
President Norelius was unanimously re
elected for two years; Dr. C. E. Linder
berg of Rock Island, 111., was elected vice
president and C. G. Thulin of Moline, 111.,
treasurer. Quite a contest for the secre
taryship arose the present incumbent,
Rev. J. T. Kjellgren, finally winning by a
majority of one vote. Yesterday examin
ations were held with mneteen candi
dates for the ministry. One was rejected,
since he has not attended at any time
the synod's theological seminary. The
case of a Methodist clergyman seeking
ordination is still undecided. Last night
services were held for the first time in
the new magnificent church of the local
congregation. In spite of a pouring rain,
the temple was filled. Dr. Norelius de
livered a thoughtful sermon.
Struck l»y a Pere Marquette Pan
enger Trala at
FUnt, Mich., June 14.—The Pere Mar
querte pasenger train, due here at 9
o'clock to-day, struck a double carriage
at the Hamilton avenue crossing in the
: suburb of OaR Park" and instantly killed
j four well known people. The dead:
Major George W. Buckingham, Flint.
Miss Abbie Buckingham, Flint.
Mrs. Thomas Applegate, Adrian.
Mrs. William Humphrey, Adrian.
Several factory buildings adjoin the
track at Hamilton avenue and prevent a
i clear view of the track. Major Bucking
j ham drove directly in front of the train,
which was traveling at high speed. Mrs.
j Applegate and Mrs Humphrey had been
guests of Major Buckingham during the
state G. A. R. encampment, which ended
last night.
Mineral Springs Hotel, West Baden,
Ind., Is Burned.
Sensational , Report of Wholesale
' Lou of ' Life Is Un«
West Baden,lnd., June 14.—The Mineral
Springs hotel was destroyed by fire early
to-day. No person was injured. The fire
broke out at 1 a. m. in the bakeshop at
the south end of the building. It burned
rapidly and by 3 o'clock the hotel had been
completely consumed. The loss Is $500,
--000; insurance, $100,000. Two hundred and
twenty-five guesta registered at the hotel
last night. Most of them lost their
effects. The guests were transferred to
French Lick, and they all left for their
homes on the morning trains. There were
reports that 160 to 200 lives had been lost,
but they were found to be unwarranted.
West Baden is a favorite resort for
many of the wealthy people of Chicago
and Louisville, and each summer many
excursions are run to the place from those
cities and Indiana points. Nearly all of
the noted pugilists of the country have
frequented West Baden to rest and re
cuperate. West Baden is located near the
western boundary line of Orange county,
and is reached by an extension of the
Monon line from Paoli.
Outcome of the Killing of Two Of
ficers of the Law la a
Sylvania, Ga., June 14. —Arnold Augus
tus, Andrew Davis, Richard Sanders, Wil
liam Hudson and Samuel Baldwin, all ne
groes, were executed in the yard of the
county jail of Screven county this after
noon. At 12:20 p. m. the drop fell. The
necks of four were broken by the fall.
The fifth died from strangulation. The
negroes bore up well. They sang at the
jail and then marched between a squad of
soldiers to the scaffold. Here they made
a short talk and received spiritual conso
lation. Then they drank lemonade, fur
nished by the sheriff, and thanked that
official for his kindness. None of the ne
groes denied being guilty.
The murder for which the negroes were
hanged was committed under an allegeti
criminal conspiracy by an organized band
of blacks known as "Knights of the Ar
cher." The motto of the organization, It
is said, was "Death to the Whites." The
murder was the culmination of a long
series of crimes.
One night in October, 1899, Milton
Mears, a constable of Screven county,
Fillmore Herrington and Captain Jesse
Wade started out from Sylvania to serve
a warrant for the arrest of Joe Sanders,
a young negro wanted for some trivial
offense. No sooner had they reached his
house than a fusilade began. From the
cracks between the log* of the cabin and
from the thicket of dwarf trees close by
came the flash of rifles and shotguns, and
the three fell, desperately wounded. Cap
tain Wade managed to crawl to his buggy
and make hie way to Sylvania, where he
told of the shooting. Herrington and
Mears were literally shot to pieces. Five
men were arrested, convicted and paid the
penalty to-day.
The others, including Alexander McKin
ney, the alleged leader, and the real lead
ers of the Knights of the Archer, have
never been captured.
Third Wreck Within a Few Days at
Iron-wood, Mich.
Special to The Journal.
Ironwood, Mich., June 14.— : third
wreck in the North-Western yards here
within a few days occurred this morning. I
Six runaway ore cars, heavily L loaded, •
dashed into a coal train, demolishing the
engine and damaging two cars. The train
crew jumped and, were uninjured. I The
coal train had the track and was making 1
the hill to Norrie Mine at high speed.
The runaway. cars were ; supposed; to ; have
entered the. sidetrack. Engineer Dris
coll, who went through. the wreck, is ly
ing ■at the no^jt •* 4*at h &> the-- Union'
hospital - ■
Decision in the Case of the
Amalgamated Copper Co,
No Barrier to the Purchase of the
Two Other Companies.
Vice Chancellor Stevens of New
Jersey Puts an End to
the Litigation.
New York, June 14.—Vice Chancellor
Stevens, sitting in Newark to-day, denied
tho application for an injunction to re
strain the Amalgamated Copper company
from purchasing the Butte and Boston and
the Boston and Montana companies. He
also required the plaintiffs in the action
to file a bond of $20,000 on appeal.
Before this action was taken, the vice
chancellor refused to hear further argu
ments in behalf of the plaintiffs, because
their counsel had used up their time. -He
said, also, that he would not hear fur
ther arguments on the question of the
Illegality of the contract between the
companies because of the fact that the
same directors belonged to each company.
That question, he said, was out of the
case, as these directors had resigned from
the Amalgamated company before the
consummation of the contract. He would
hear no argument on the truat phase of
the case, as the transaction was not ille
gal under the laws of Montana. He fur
ther said that the question of relative
values had been already decided by Vice
Chancellor Pitney. The only questions,
he said, now were, was the Amalgamated
company going to pay an excessive price
for the purchase of the other two com
panies and can the court override the
discretion of the directors in such a
The defendant's attorney then began ar
gument on this point. The meeting of the
stockholders of the Amalgamated Copper
company, which was to have been held in
Jersey City, was adjourned until June 21.
No business was transacted to-day.
The plaintiffs were Calvin O. Geer and
the C. H. Kenner company. Isaac S. Tay
lor of counsel for the complainants gave
notice that he would appeal, and the vice
chancellor therefore granted a temporary
stay until Tuesday next at 6 p. m. Mean
while the interested parties in the suit
must file a bond for $21,000 each to meet
any possible damages.
When the case was called to-day, con
siderable time was spent by both sides
In presenting schedules showing the
quoted prices of the stocks of the three
companies between April 13 and June 12.
This finished, C. Albert Lamb of counsel
for the complainants, tried hard to get in
a certified copy of the report of the Butte
and Boston company showing the assets
and liabilities of that company at the
close of the last fiscal year, but R. V.
Lindabury for the defense objected,
claiming it was too late. He was sus
tained. The report that he wanted to get
in was signed by Henry G. Rogers, as
president, and William G. Rockefeller, as
secretary. They are two of the directors
who have since resigned.
Shut Off.
At this point the vice-chancellor an
nounced that he proposed to shorten the
discussion by eliminating argument on all
phases that had already been passed upon
by Vice Chancellor Pitney. He added
that the one question is whether the
transaction of the Amalgamated company
is illegal because of the fact that some
directors of that company owned stock
in the companies to be absorbed, and
whether the price it Is proposed to pay for
the stock in said companies is excessive.
Mining stocks fluctuated so much, he said,
and are dependant on so many various
conditions, that you cannot say what is
an absolute indication of its value, there
fore he would refuse to permit argument
as to the relative values of the stocks.
The corporation, he said, gives the com
t pany the right to purchase or acquire
stocks of other companies, but not at
excessive prices. He then ordered coun
sel to confine themsel >ea strictly to the
one question, is the price to be paid ex*
After an hour's argument he sudden
ly interrupted counsel by declaring there
was no use of wasting time. He then
denied the application.
Consul Goodnow Turns In an
Important and Val
uable Report.
Special to The Journal.
Washington, June 14.—Consul General
John Goodnow's report to the state de
partment on the United States trade in
China for 1900, made public to-day, em
phasizes what J. J. Hill and other prom
inent northwestern men have been saying
for years regarding the wonderful oppor
tunities that exist id the Chinese ori
ent for American producers.
China imported from this country in
1900, $18,542,000 of goods, and Mr. Good
now says that we are now "second only
to Great Britain in the amount of goods
sold to the Chinese," a startling state
ment and one which will greatly en
courage the further advancement of our
from common goods, 1900 showed a good
increase over 1899, although exact figures
are unavailable. China exported to this
country goods worth $20,500,000 in 1900.
"The difficulty of obtaining room for
freight from the United States to China
did not decrease during the year," Mr.
Goodnow says, and he adds:
"No new lines were established, and
existing ones did not increase their facil
ities. It is gratifying to know that new
and larger steamships are being added
to San Francisco lines and that a new line
is being established from Portland and
also a line from Seattle. These new
vessels wil come into service during fall
and winter. 1901."
Of 13,708 vessels entered at and cleared
from Chinese ports last year, only 144
were under American control. Our trade
with China represented 14 per cent of her
total foreign commerce, and we furnished
only 1 per cent of the shipping. All
steamers save those from America, Mr.
Goodnow says, are subsidized.
Mr. Goodnow's report is held to be of
the highest importance to American man
ufacturers of all kinds. State depart
ment officials tell me that there is no
reason why there should not be a big
increase every year from now on. The
establishment of new lines of ships will
materially aid, for it is recognized that
the caryring trade last year would have
been increased almost 100 per cent had
we the carrying capacity. China now
feels more friendly to America than ever
before, and will gladly, when opportunity
offers, give us a large share of her foreign
business. James J: Hill's interest in this
matter is easily seen. With his im
mensely increased railroad holdings and
his new Pacific steamship lines, he hopes
to secure a large percentage of the Chi
nese carrying trade. And what benefits
him in this regard will benefit the Ameri
can territory through which his lines run.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Representative Tawney is in Washington
on his way to Buffalo to participate in the
exercises of Minnesota day at the Pan-
American exposition. Incidentally he is look
ing up some matters in the departments
which have accumulated during his absence.
Among them is securing the discharge from
the regular army of Private Wood, now in a
cavalry regiment in Arizona, and Private
Adrian W. Barnes of the Third artillery at
Monlupa, Philippine Islands.
Fred G. Harlow has bean appointed letter
carrier nt Red Wing, Minn.
Dr. Wymond Miller has been appointed
pension examining surgeon at H?lpna, Mont
C. S. Brakke was to-day appointed postmas
ter at Airlie, Pipestone county, Minn.
The northwest is represented in this year's
graduating class at Johns Hopkins university
F. C. Hicks and G. L. Houser of lowa and
Jens A. Ness of Minnesota are given the de
gree of doctor of philosophy. J. H. Hathaway
of lowa. H. A Fowler and Charles N. Spratt
of Minnesota and C. H. Bunting, Adelaide
Dutscher and Roland F. Hastreiter of Wis
consin are graduated in medicine. F. R.
Dapprieh of Wisconsin is given the degree
of bachelor of arts. Robert W. Wood of the
University of Wisconsin is to be professor
of experimental physics.
BAIL AT $15,000
Jelleff, Alleged Mineral Point Bank
Robber, Held for Trial.
Mineral Point, Wis., June 14. —Examina-
tion of Stewart Jelleff, who was arrested
on suspicion of having robbed the First
National bank. May 25, last, was con
cluded to-day. He was held 4or trial and
bail nlaced at $15,000.
St Paul Gets Silence and Contempt—Visitors
Very Bitter—Delegates Didn't
March Yesterday,
Indianapolis Gets the 1903 Meeting—lllinois
Takes Its Revenge on Grand Rapids
—Legislation To-day.
Cheers for Minneapolis Interrupted the
deliberations of the Modern Woodmen
head camp, this morning. The Woodmen
are meeting in St. Paul, and had it not
been for a commendable restraint on the
part of the delegates, they would have
followed up their cheers for Minneapolis
with a chorus of groans for the conven
tion city.
The cheers followed an announcement
from the platform of the ball given by the
Minneapolis Woodmen and Royal Neigh
bors this evening. Reading Clerk Wil
liamson read with emphasis and unction.
"The balj will be free to all vU
iting Woodmen."
There was a burst of hurrahs, and a
delegate called out:
"What's the matter with Minneapolis?"
A thundering chorus answered:
"She's all right!"
Not aword about St. Paul, but the si
lence was a charity.'
Feeling among the delegates is very bit
ter against St. Paul in general, and the
entertainment committee in particular.
St. Paul's treatment of the visitors is
on every hand pronounced shabby. As
one delegate put it this morning:
They claim to have raised $13,000 lor our en
tertalmrent, and they haven't done a thing
for us but to raise hotel rates.
No Entertainment.
All day long the delegates sit and swel
ter in the St. Paul auditorium, attending
to the business of the order.
The members of the entertainment com
mittee are conspicuous by their absence,
but they have a representative on the
floor in a tall young man who peddles
lemonade to the delegates at 5 cents a
glass. A small water tank on the plat
form is always surrounded, and is
emptied long before night. The delegates
then go thirsty—or buy lemonade.
The only comforts provided in the con
vention hall have been supplied by the
delegates themselves.
Climax Yesterday.
But the climax of the ill treatment came
yesterday morning. According to ar
rangement the head camp delegates met
at 9 o'clock at the auditorium, and wttre
to be conducted from there to Join the pa
rade. Two years ago at Kansas City, the
local committee provided carriages free
for all the delegates, who rode as a di
vision in the parade. But at 9 o'clock
yesterday no carriages appeared, and not
even a member of the entertainment com
mittee. There was no one to tell them
where to go. The delegates did not know
that St. Paul had neglected to mount the
officers at Camp Northcott, and therefore
expected the parade to be on time. They
were afraid of missing it and began to
melt away. The remnant soon organized
itself into an indignation meeting.
Murphy's "VVrath.
E. E. Murphy of Kansas, re-elected
Wednesday to the board of directors, took
the platform and said: "Neighbors, I un
derstand that we are expected to walk in
this parade. It is just another instance
of St. .Paul's shabby treatment. We have
only had decent and reputable treatment
once, and that was when the Royal
Neighbors o Minneapolis, took us over
there in special cars, gave us a banquet
at Minnehaha, and a moonlight ride to
Harriet. We have paid for everything
we got in St. Paul. We will have to hire
carriages or walk, and I propose that we
do neither one."
There was no objection to this. Some
wanted to go further and adopt resolu
tions censuring the entertainment com
mittee in round terms. It was even pro
posed to adjourn the sessions o the head
camp to-day and to-morrow to Minne
apolis. Cooler counsels prevailed, how
ever, and it was decided to stay out of
the parade, and to ignore the whole mat
ter. A few delegates hired a carriage and
went into the line, labeling themselves
"The Old Guard," but the rest watched
their neighbors from the sidewalk. ,
Head Camp Absent.
Hence it was that the head camp dele
gates were conspicously absent from the
parade, and hence it was that the dele
gates cheered Minneapolis this morning.
Dr. A. M. Hutchinson, of Hutchinson,
Kansas, one of. the delegates, voiced the
indignation of his fellows this morning
In severe terms. He said:
What HutchliiHun Says.
« We were on the point of getting out a
search, warrant yesterday to find a member of
the entertainment committee. We waited
around here till 11 o'clock to tear from
some one. A dozen of us were sitting in the
anteroom balk of the stage, when a police
man dropped In and ordered us out. We
went out, and we rather expected to have to
pay 50 cents for the privilege of standing on
the sidewalk. Murphy had to pay a bell
boy a quarter to get him a glass of water
in the eight when he was sick.
It is such a contrast to our treatment at
Kansas City. There each delegate had a
desk, and a pencil and tablet of i aper. Ice
v.ater and lemonade were pasted around by
young girls, free, and the local committee
were continually hustling around tc see what
they could do for our comfort.
The only bright spot in our stay here was
our reception In Minneapolis.
What ha\e they done with the fund they
raised for entertainment? Kaisas City only
raised $9,000 aid treated us royally. Here it
seeirs to be a question of how much money
they can set out of us. We have no use for
Bt Paul.
A Dinner Proponed.
The deleegates have been talking of get
ting up a dinner Sunday at one of the
hotels. Hearing of this, the local com
mittee now proposes to give one at an
-1 other of the hotels, but the delegates do
! not take kindly to the idea.
. One of the officers of the camp said
this morning:
"No, I don't care to go. I don't want
their cheese sandwich."
St. Pa.nl Disappointed.
St. Paul business men are very much
disappointed at the size of the crowd,
and this feeling may in part account for
the treatment handed out. Said one St.
Paul man yesterday to The Journal:
"They haven't had 10,000 people In the
city, except Thursday. That crowd came
in on the morning train and went out
at night. . They spent about "> 35 cents
apiece in St. Paul. 'This , convention
hasn't done the town any good." '.■■'•.
- The : delegates will doubtless agree with
the ' last sentiment of ;, the '-. St. Paul ' man.
It certainty has not ' dons - t&e ... town: any
Indianapolis won the fight for location
on the first ballot this morning. The vote
stood: Indianapolis, 334; Grand Rapids,
240; Saratoga Springs, 23; Denver, 8; Los
Angeles, 17.
The vote was preceded by an hour of
speechmaking and pandemonium by the
boomers from the various cities. Illinois
took her threatened revenge on Michigan,
and cast 111 votes for the Indiana city, to
17 for Grand Rapids.
The Woodmen managed to hold up the
railroads this year on railroad rates, but
the railroads held up the Woodmen in
1899, when the convention was held at
Kansas City. In order to furnish a club
with which to secure rates, a resolution
was adopted this morning, introduced by
D. C. Tillotson of Kansas. It provides
that the executive council be authorized
to change the place of the biennial meet
ing of the head camp if suitable arrange
ments cannot be made at the place named
by the head camp.
This may also result in changing the
location of the city chosen if it does not
"come up" with its promised convention
L tali Admitted.
Utah was admitted to the jurisdiction of
the order, but admission was denied to
Virginia, Kentucky and northern Texas.
Temperance Question.
The temperance question was up again
this morning. The law committee report
embodies a section delaring that a mem
ber becoming addicted to the habitual use
of liquor thereby forfeits all benefits of
the order. This makes it a question for
the courts to decide, regardless of the ac
tion of local camp officers. Though only
a change of language from the old by-law,
the new section was met with a storm, of
It was urged that the section drew no
definite line, and Delegate Jenkins, of
Nebraska, declared that if It were en
forced, the order would lose one-third of
its members. The argument in favor of
the section was that local camp officers
were influenced by friendship to carry
members when" they had become intem
perate. The section gives the order an
appeal to the courts.
I. C. Richardson of Minnesota de
clared that it was a disgrace to the order
to compel widows and orphans to go into
court to prove the sobriety of deceased
members. The amendment was lost.
Five-Mile Limit.
The five-mile limit was abolished, per
mitting the extension of the '• order into
the suburbs of large cities.
Next .came the prohibited list of occupa
tions as reported by the law committee.
The committee, at a recent session, voted
to strike out some of the occupations they
had specified, and: their recommendations
were in nearly every case adopted. .
At noon a recess was taken till 2
: . — - — ■ —
Pontiac Makes a ' Remarkable Score
Beter Than Elgin Record.
Pontiac, 111., No. 5.. 99.40
Dcs Moines. lowa, 2766 ....................97.99
Lincoln, Neb., Division 1.... .......96.60
Rock Island, 111., 26 98.05
Elgin 111., 60 88.53
Rockford, 111., 51 . 98.90
Omaha, Neb., 120 07.05
Decauter, 111., 1626 ....:....... 70.25
Lincoln, Neb., 190 87.70
Duluth, Minn 93.70
Lincoln, Neb.; 2266 .........................85.19
Perm Valley, Mo., 4458 .................98.85
Kansas City, Mo., 2002 . .".,......V..86.4S
Bloomington, 111., 110 75.00
Lincoln, Neb., 190 .96.00
Camp Northcott, with the exception of
those teams called for the competitive
drills, went to Minneapolis to-day. Only
about a dozen companies remained on
the grounds. The contests in team work,
which were postponed yesterday because
of the parade and entertainment at the
state fair grounds, were taken up this
morning at 9:30. There were scarcely
a hundred spectators besides the teams,
and as soon as each company finished its
work and learned its score, it set out to
spend the rest of the day In the flour city.
The scores of to-day are given v above.
The Pontiac score is better than that
made by Elgin, the crack company at the
last encampment.
The Foresters were busy this morning
brushing the dust of St. Paul from their
uniforms and preparing for the great pa
rade in Minneapolis to-night. Only three
or four teams left for their homos to
day and almos/ every company remaining
will be In town by 8 o'clock this even
ing to compete for the prices ottered by
the Minneapolis Woodmen, which aggre*
gate {500.
St. Paul Turned Down.
St. Paul people, who have worked more
assiduously to secure a large delegation
of Woodmen for their Minnetonka ex
cursion than towards providing the men
in camp with necessary supplies, had
agents at the camp this morning urging
the men to go to the lake, but there was
a decided preference for Minneapolis
among the men and only a few of them
went with the St. Paul crowd.
Although the men of the ■ camp have
been away most of the time 1 during. the
past two d ays, they * have been none \ the
less attentive to camp duties. , Every
thing in the tents is put in order and the
streets are cleaned before, the men leave
camp. Assistant Inspector General W.
M. Saxon found everything in, good shape
this morning. Unless the St.: Paul citi
zens' committee forgets; all about it, the
award will be made the company having
the most carefully kept street, to-morrow
morning. Colonel Saxon has .'kept, an
accurate - report of the conditions of the
camp and it Is probable this will be used
in determining ;to whom " the prize. should.
go. -It is a cash prize of $15.; . . , :
, There has not been a single case : of
serious illness during the entire week,
and Major General, Mitchell ; attributes
the ■ good health of the camp to the san
itary system under the , direction .of ; s Sur
geon General.; McCullom, • of Minneapolis,
which he says is as good a system as ho
has ever seen. in a camp of . this size.
/ The men will break camp to-morrow.
; Colonel ;i Anderson, the '; quartermaster
general, alleging omissions, protested
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