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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO GENTS. JUDGE HOLT ORDERS INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN POLICE ACTS. IT DOES NOT LOOK RIGHT Certain Police Officers Are \n Serious Trouble. AN INQUIRY ORDERED Regarding Their Attitude Toward a Gambling House Raid. A BIRD THAT CARRIES TALES A. Triangular Line of Communica tion for the Gamblers' Bene fit Ik Suspected. <$> ? Mr. Wake, something transpired <$> <§> yesterday about the serving of a war- <$> <•> rant of this court that I wish you <§> £> would Investigate. There was some <§>' V reluctance by the officer in charge to <$> <•> serve the warrant in this case, and <$> <§► I thereupon directed the clerk to turn <$> <$> it over to the sheriff. I am now In- <$> <£ formed that one of the officers of this [<& <$ court went over to the place where <§> <?> the warrant was to be served, and •-•> <♦> arrived there Just before the deputy ■$> <& sheriffs. If there is anything wrong, <£> <•> any attempt to thwart the service of vj> <j> this warrant from this court, I wish <$> <* you would investigate the matter and <♦> — bring the guilty party into court, if <$> <S> there be one. The proper way, per- <$> <?> haps, would be to bring him before <$> .♦v the court on an order to show cause <$> <•• why he should not.be punished for <$> ••♦N contempt; or you may take such pro- <$> <e> ■dings as you deem proper.— <$> i <?> pal Judge Holt to Assistant City At- <$• $ torney Waite. Following the above instructions from the court given to-day, there will be an Investigation which promises to reveal things which the Minneapolis police de partment may not care to have known. For one thing, the peculiar and 6trenuous friendliness of the police toward the gambling fraternity will probably be proved in a way which will convince everybody except those who absolutely won't see. It may be that legal proofs as to the reason for this friendliness may be beyond reach of the investigators, but they will not be beyond the grasp of citi zens sufficiently intelligent to add two and two. Briefly the facts seem to indicate that members of the police department tried to hamper or even prevent a raid on a Washington avenue gambling house. The court knew what was going on all the time and the order this morning was the result. The Watchful Gamblers. Sam Christians alleges that he lost $165 In Loomis' gambling house, 113 Washing ton avenue S, and he wanted restitution. He said he had been offered $75 in com promise but had refused. The case lay thus when he stated it to Assistant City Attorney Waite yesterday afternoon. Mr. Waite was at the municipal court and after hearing Christians' general state ment, asked him to step into the attor neys' waiting room off the court chambers. All this time a lawyer, who has frequently acted as the gamblers' fiscal agent in com promising cases, was pacing the hall out side Municipal Court Clerk Allen's office, watching to see that Christians did not go in to swear out a complaint. So long as that document was not issued there was still hope of compromise and no danger of a costly raid. The lawyer was seen by Clerk Allen and his purpose was guessed. Now, between one of the rooms of Allen's suite and that of Mr. Waite there is a door which is usu ally locked. Through this door Christians was finally admitted to the clerk's quar ters, and after a consideration of his in formation, a search warrant against Loomis' place and a warrant charging Loomis with operating a gambling house were issued. Meantime the watchful law yer was pacing the hall in sublime ignor ance of the fact that what he especially wished to prevent was already happening. The Police "Reluctance." Clerk Allen determined to give the po lice a chance to show their disposition in serving papers of this sort. There were four officers in the room reserved for the policemen detailed to the service of the court. The head of the squad is not sup posed to go outside to eerve papers, but assigns a subordinate to the work. Court Sergeant Dudley was in charge yesterday. Allen handed him the papers for imme diate service. Dudley demurred, but finally went to a 'phone to call up a supe rior officer. This officer could not be reached and Dudley donned his hat and ccat and started out with the papers. Allen's suspicions had been aroused by the delay, and when Dudley replied, in an iwer to an inquiry, that he was going to "handle the case in his own way," the clerk decided it best to employ service which promised more assuring speed. He requested the return of the warrants, but Dudley flatly refused to hand them over. "Very well," said Allen, "but we'll have to have those papers." And in three min uies Judge Holt had stopped another case and made an order under which the war rants were handed back to Allen. In this connection it is well to remem ber that theoretically police officers are detailed to the municipal court for the use and convenience of that tribunal and not to hinder it. Sonic Quick Work Done. Allen hurried with the warrants to the sheriff, requesting immediate service. First, however, he dispatched one of his own clerks to wu.tch the Loomis place and report arrivals. Deputy Sheriffs Algate Anderson and John Wall went on the run to serve the papers. Xot being familiar with the premises at "113,' 'they paused a moment at the 1 entrance to determine the Ideation of the gambling-rooms. It was a costly delay, but not a fatal one; Burke O'Brien, former alderman and recently appointed by the mayor as municipal court officer, came by at a band gallop and hurried upstairs to a door subsequently discovered to lead to the gambling-rooms. He held a hasty conversation with the man behind the peep-hole and then Burke walked down, remarking to the deputies: "No use, boys, you can't get in; place's locked." Anderson and Wall did not accept the advice. They set their shoulders to the door without further pa - and burst it in and found exactly wb \. hey expected to find. Within a minute or two Police Inspector Kick Smith hurried on to the scene but he was too late to assist the deputies—if that was what he came for. Paraphernalia worth about $1,000 was seized by the deputies. TliiuifK to Find Out. The investigation ordered by Judge Holt will have to do not only with Dudley's ac tions in the case but also with the Paul Revere Journey of Officer Burke O'Brien. It will also be in order to ascertain the exact errand of Inspector Smith and the size, weight and height of the little bird which bears the news so speedily from the municipal court to police headquar ters. Also there may be some inquiry as to the authority by which this tale-bearer acts. Christiana' Testimony Taken. In court this morning the testimony of Christians was taken in order to prevent the possibility of any tampering with the complaining witness. Contrary to custom in police court, a stenographic report of the testimony was made. The case was then continued to Friday morning at 9:30. Christians told of three visits he had made to the gambling-house at 113 Wash ington avenue S, of which Loomis is the alleged proprietor. These visits were on June 14, 16 and 17. He had found there, he said, gambling devices and games of all sorts, including roulette, faro and craps. He had played roulette and craps. He had won a little at first, but his net loss ag gregated $165. Later, he said, he returned to the house and saw Loomis and atTied him to make up his loss. The alleged proprietor had cautiously refused to nego tiate with the young man, but a represen tative was sent to talk with him. This man, Christians said, offered him $25 in settlement. This Christians refused and then, according to the testimony, he was offered $35. Christians did not consider this satisfactory and he went to police headquarters and had an interview with the chief of police. Later, he said, he had a conference with Tom Brown, sec retary to the mayor. He said that he then returned to the gambling-house and had another talk with the attendant and was offered first $50 and then $75. This time, according to the testimony, Loomis' representatives told Christians that he had eight "houses" in the city to look after; that they were not paying much money, and that $75 was all he could offer in settlement. Then Christians swore out a warrant for the arrest of Loomis. LANDED ONE Mr. Northrup Secures Next National Convention of Seed Trade. Jesse E. Northrup, of this city, won out in the presidentian election of the Ameri can Seed Trade association at Rochester, N. V., and then, as an exhibition of his ability to do things, landed the convention for Minneapolis against Milwaukee, De troit, Cincinnati and Put-in-Bay. Mr. Northrup was chairman of the committee on experiment stations, but did not make a report as his trunk, with its valuable datd, was mis-sent to Boston. To encour age Mr. Northrup he was appointed um pire for the baseball game between the east and the west and showed himself as a man who would grasp opportunities by calling the game in the second half of the third round when the west was leading. Mr. Xorthrup's associates are as fol lows: S. F. Leonard, Chicago, and F. H. Ebeling, Syracuse, vice presidents; S. F. Willard, Wethersfleld, Conn., secretary and treasurer; A. N. Clark, Milford, Conn., assistant secretary. BANK 0. K. Seventh National of Ken York, Which Ha* Been Talked About. New York, June 26.—Edward R. Thomas, the newly elected president of the Seventh National bank, took charge of the institution to-day. Early in the day he was in consultation with Edwin Gould, who, as president of the Bowling Green Trust company, is indirectly in terested in the Seventh National. Wil liam H. Kimball, who retired from the presidency of the bank, was at his desk to-day winding up some private affairs. He said: "The morning mail has brought the bank many offers of assistance. These offers will not be accepted for the reason that they are not needed." Mr. Kimball wil remain on the bank's directorate and will continue to take an active interest in its affairs. At 11:30 it was announced that all of the banks having debit balances at the clearing house paid them to-day. CONGER'S PLANS Minister to China Is Preparing to Return. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, June 26.—Minister E. H. Conger is expected to return to this city the latter part of the week and to prepare for going back to China Mrs. Conger and Miss Laura Conger will not go back to Peking for the present. They will remain in Dcs Moines until fall, and then, unless the friends of Major Conger succeed in putting him into the governorship, they will join him in China be fore the river between Tientsin and Peking freezes. RIVERS OF BURNING OIL They Catch Fleeing? Inhabitants of a Booster Town. Preble, Ind., June 26.—Lightning to-day struck a Standard Oil tank here which contained 50,000 barrels of oil. The tank exploded and burning oil ran in all direc tions, destroying considerable property. Inhabitants fled from their homes, but a large number were severely burned. No estimate of the lose has been made. Watertown, N. V., June 26.— W. J. Bryan and family to-day started down the St Lawrence river for Quebec. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1901. GOES ASTRAY IN A FOG Steamer Lusitania Wrecked on Newfoundland Coast. 500 PEOPLE ABOARD Some Thought to Have Been Drowned—Boat With 20 Missing. PASSENGERS MAKE USE OF KNIVES Terrible Panic Prevails, but Most of the Passengers Are Landed Safely. St. Johns, N. F., June 26.—The Orient Steam x Navigation company's steamer Lu sitania, Captain McNay from Liverpool, June 18, for Montreal, having 500 passen- -^- , 1 '•'»♦' '' * ' '"' "I' «''''« < ««.«•' •«• 1' ' — V^L: '.V—y", tf JJ '/ * ) PITCHFORK PROSPERITY. The Nebraska Farmer Inducing the Hobo to Work.—From life by wireless photography. gers on board was wrecked last night off Cape Ballard. All on board are safe. The Lusitania was built at Liverpool by Laird Bros., in 1871. She is 379 feet 9 inches long, has 41 feet 3 inches beam and is 27 feet 7 inches deep. The Lusitania was bound round Cape Race for Montreal with a large cargo and a shipload.of passengers. She mistook her course in a dense fog and went ashore near Renews, twenty miles north of Cape Race, before daybreak. The ship ran over a reef and hangs against a cliff. The passengers, who are mostly emigrants, were panic stricken. They stampeded and fought for the boats, but were overcome by the officers and crew, who secured con trol after great trouble and a prolonged struggle with the rougher element among the passengers, who used knives. The women and children were first landed and the men followed. The crew stood by the ship. A heavy sea was running, but at latest advices the Lusitania was holding her own. It is thought however she will prove a total wreck. "Were Any Drowned? The passengers had a terrible experi ence. The first knowledge which they had of the disaster was when, owing to the ship rasping over the rocks, they were all hurled from their berths by the shock. Many of them were bruised,'and they all hurrffed on the deck in their night clothes. A scene of great excitement ensued. Five hundred people were clamoring to escape, while the crew tried to pacify them and launch the boats. The male passengers in their attempt to seize the boats, tram pled the women under foot and fought the crew with knives. Some of the more cool-headed of the passengers assisted the crew in the effort to get out the boats. One boat was upset and it occupants immersed. It is still supposed that some of these were drowned, but that point has not yet been definitely established. An other boat having on board twenty per sons, has not yet been reported. She is supposed to be adrift in the fog, and this may have given rise to the report which reached here that twenty persons were drowned by the upsetting of a boat. The women and children rescued were almost naked. Drenched with spray, they were pulled up the cliffs by the coast people. Some of the boats were demolished in the surf while attempting to land and their half-drowned occupants held on to rocks, Bhivering with cold, until rescued. This morning, the unhappy passengers, after shivering for hours on the ship top, tramped over weary miles in their en deavor to reach the houses of the fisher men, where they are now sheltered.. Pre vious to reaching the cliffs, the passen gers passed two hours of terrible anxiety on the wreck. SHE POUND HIM. Philadelphia Bulletin. « "Did Helena marry a high-minded man, the way she always said she would? "Yes. she managed to catch aa astron omer." OHIO AND NATION Probable Effect of the Columbus Convention. DEMOCRATS WATCH MAIN CHANCE Very Large Republican Majority Would Be Regarded High Pro tection Indorsement. JFVotn The Journal Bureau. Room 45, JPo»# Building, Washington. , - > -.; Washington, June 26.—Much satisfac tion is expressed in administration cir cles here over the determination of the Ohio republicans to give their state cam paign this year a national acharacter. It is possible that the result of the election will to a large degree determine the gen eral republican policy in congress next session as to tariff reform, reciprocity, trusts and the Babcock bill; especially if the Ohio democrats improve their op portunity by adopting a platform demand ing moderate tariff revision and indirectly indorsing Babcock. The issues will then be joined and there is danger that a sweeping republican victory may be used as an argument that the party does not want the Dingley law interfered with. High tariff republicans will be' glad to give the Ohio result such an interpreta tion. The democrats recognize the importance of the campaign and are said to be pre paring to put their best speakers into the field. Their platform will be carefully worded and will present to Ohio some of the things which the party hopes will de velop into issues by next year. A small republican majority in Ohio would be the best thing that could happen to Mr. Babcock and his friends, for it is possible that a large republican majority may bring the party more completely than ever under the control of the ultra pro tection wing. St. Cloud's Public Building. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor to-day notified the Larkin com pany of Chicago that the department could not accept the company's proposal for additional work to be done on the St. Cloud building, and submitted a counter proposition. The contractors were also told that if the department's proposition is not accepted the contract will be an nulled and new proposals advertised for. When congress allowed an additional $10,000 for this building it was decided to makti the building fireproof. After the contract for construction had been let the Larkin company was asked to submit a proposal for changes. It was considered too high and an effort was made to have the company change its figures. It re fused, and to-day's ultimatum is the re sult. Taylor refused to make the figures public, but says the contractors want more than the government has on hand, and more than would be paid if money were plentiful. Harding Hard to Get Rid Of. Indian Agent Harding of Yankton had a long conference with Secretary Hitch cock late yesterday, at which Indian Com missioner Jones was preEent. Both the secretary and commissioner refused to say anything about the result of the con ference, and Harding has left for home. It is understood, however, that he got little satisfaction from his visit to Wash ington. The charges which were investi gated by Inspector Graves were serious, and his report recommended summary re moval. The secretary, however, indicated to Harding's friends that he would allow him to resign, but Harding was deter mined to stick. It is probable that un less he does as the secretary has indi cated he will be removed, despite his powerful backing in South Dakota. —W. W. Jermane. -; The controller :' of -."■ the currency'- has ap proved ; the . First. National" Bank :of Minne apolis as a reserve •? agent for • the - First» Na tional Bank of Tracy, Minn., and the Corn Exchange !National Bank 'of . Chicago, and . the lowa National Bank of * Dcs i Molnes, as re s^-ve agents for the First National Bauk of Manilla, low* ' £y* ANTI-CHURCH LAWLESSNESS Another Demonstration by Spanish Anti-Clericals. MOBBING IN VALENCIA Church Windows Smashed and Wor shippers Imprisoned. MANY CHURCHES ARE BURNED All in the Diocese of Gijon Are to Be Destroyed in Similar Manner. Valencia, Spain, June 26.—A mob of anti-clericals surrounded a church here to-day while jubilee services were pro ceeding, smashing the windows and block- ing the doors to prevent the departure of the procession, many women fainted and a great uproar ensued. The police finally enabled the procession to start. The mob then proceeded t» the archbishop's resi dence and to the Carmelite convent and broke the windows of those buildings. Gijon, Spain, June 26.—A placard has been posted in several of the churches here announcing that all the churches of the diocese will be burned. The churches of the villages of Norena and San Juan have already been destroyed by incendi aries. DR. LUGGER'S SUCCESSOR IT .MAY BE FRED W.VSHUI.KX Grasshopper* Appear in the Red River Valley and Cause Some Anxiety. It looks as though Fred Washburn. state entomologist of Washington, would succeed the late Dr. Otto Lugger. The place will not be filled until President Northrop returns from the east, about July 15, but it is understood that Dr. Northrop has expressed a preference from Professor Washburn. Whether he would accept or not is of course, another ques tion. Calls for aid are coming from the Red River valley, In sections of which grass hoppers are making their appearance. The pests have appeared where farmers neglected to plough last fall. E. B. Forbes, a son of the state entomologist of Ilinois, and Humboldt Lugger, a son of the late Professor Lugger, are in the infested districts superintending the work of extermination, report that no serious trouble is to be expected if prompt meas ures are taken. BANISHMENT Marquis de Lu-Suluces Receive* a - Moderate Sentence. Paris, June 26. —The Marquis de Lv- Saluces, tried by the senate for treason, was found guilty, with extenuating cir cumstances, and sentenced to five years' banishment. MORRISON JURY OUT. Eldorado, Kan., June 26.—After closing ar guments, consuming two and a half days, the jury retired to-day in the second trial of Jessie Morrison, daughter of Former Pro bate Judge Morrison, on the charge of kill ing Mrs. Clara Wiley Castle, wife of the de fendant's former sweetheart. The first trial, which was long and drawn-out and caused much interest, ended in a disagreement. It is thought probable that in case of another disagreement the case will be dismissed. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. FARMERS GET HELP BY FORCE OF ARMS Desperate Kansans Hold Up a Train and Fight Harvesters, Whose Ser- . vices They Thus Secure. Movement to Send New York City Hobos to the Ripening Wheat Fields of the West Mmw York Sun Somolmt Smrvlom Burlingame, Kan., June 26.-Drlven to desperation by sight of their rich fields being ruined for want of harvesters, a party of twenty Osage county farmers held up a westbound Santa Fe train last night to obtain the help necessary for reaping their grain. No 55 was pulling out of Peterson, a small town a few miles south of riere, when four husky, heavily armed farmers entered the engine cab and ordered the engineer to stop at a certain crossing a mile south of that place. At the same time others pointed revolvers at the conductor and brakeman and when the train stopped compelled them to cut loose from the two emigrant cars containing harvest hands bound for the western fields. The engineer was compelled to move the fore part of the train on down the track, where it was held. 1 Meantime there was a fierce conflict going on between the harvesters, who resented the vigorous measures taken by the would-be employers. Clubs, ballast, shot guns and revolvers were brought into play, and for half an hour the battle raged fiercely. Finally, however, after several of each party had been severely injured, a compromise was effected by several persons not engaged in the conflict, and the 200 harvesters agreed to work in Osage county at $3.50 a day. The two cars were soon emptied, the harvesters going across the prairie guided by the farmers. The train was recoupled and backed up to Burlingame.. §fmw rank Sim Samolat Saw/am New York, June 26.—Alderman Elias Goodman of the thirty-first district spent most of Sunday reading the newspapers, all of which had something to say about the lack of farm hands in the great wheat-growing states of the west and the heroic methods to which the farmers are resorting to get help. Mr. Goodman got through with the papers in the late afternoon, and went out for a walk. He met half a dozen strong, husky men, who told him that they wanted to work and could get nothing to do. All of them said that they needed money and all of them wanted to have the alderman give it to them. The alderman thought of the stories he had read of the western farmers and decided that he ought to do something about tha matter. The result was that when the board of aldermen met yesterday he Introduced a resolution calling on the committee on charities to hold a public hearing and see if there was not some way in which the city could provide for the transportation of all of the hobos within its limits to the wheat fields and for their maintenance on the way. The alderman made a speech in which he said that he was thoroughly in earnest in his plan to rid the city of tramps and hoboes and at the same time to pro vide workmen for the farmers in the west. The resolution was adopted. The com mittee will meet this week. Woodsman Killed by Wolves Special to The Journal. Weyauwega, Wis., June 26.—John Hochstock of Mellen went hunting June 16 and failed to return. Parties were organized, and after a prolonged search one of them came upon the scene of a terrible struggle. Scattered around a large open space in the woods they found the carcass of seven wolves. The only trace found of Hochstock was a few bones, torn shreds of clothing, which were identified as his, a watch which belonged to him and $65 in a pocket of his trousers. The sod was torn up and deep foot-prints of the man's boots were all about, showing that he had met the onslaught of the savage beasts with the phenomenal strength and fortitude of a man who sees death staring him in the face. Woods men are unable to account for the attack, as the wolves at this time of the year are generally not fierce. Senator Platt Discusses Cuba New York, June 26.—The next issue of the Independent will contain a paper under the caption, "The Pacification of Cuba," written by Senator Orvllle H. Platt. In closing, the writer uses these words: One question must be asked: Will the new government succeed? Some conditions in Cuba are favorable to success, some are not. The United States cannot be satisfied with the ordinary South American republic. It must be a real republic, that will insure our peace and quiet and safeguard our interest there. A mere paper republic, with a virtual dictator or constantly recurring revolutions, would be nearly as disastrous to Cuba and dangerous to the United States as was the Spanish domination to which we put an end. Scared to Death by Our Grain Now York Sun Sooolml Scrv/oa. Vienna, June 26. —The Neve Freie Presse announces that Austria has begun to import grain from the United States, and remarks that American agriculture la becoming as dangerous to Europe as American commerce. Several Bohemian mills have ordered wheat and oats from the United States. These cargoes will be un shipped at Hamburg and thence transported by the river Elbe. The first shipment is due at Aussig, in Bohemia, on the Elbe, in a few days. The Neve Freie Presse declares that there is consternation in grain circles over the idea of America send ing grain to a country which itself is a grain-grower before everything else. Herbert Spencer's Voice for Peace London, June 26. —Herbert Spencer has written a letter pleading tor mitigation of the war spirit. In it he says: Whatever fosters militarism makes for barbarism; whatever fosters peace makes for civilization. There are two fundamentally opposed prin ciples on which social life may be organized—compulsory co-operation and voluntary co-operation—the one implying coercive institutions, the other free institutions. Just in proportion as militant activity is great does the coercive regime more pervade the whole society. Hence, to oppose militancy is to oppose return toward despotism. My fear is that the retrograde movement will become too strong to be checked by argument or exhortation. SOO FILES PLANS Coarse of Dakota Extensions Indi cated l>y Filings at Pierre. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. D., June 26.—The Soo road has filed with tbe secretary of state a copy of its resolution extending its lines from Ashley to the Missouri river, giving its location as in the counties of McPherson and Campbell, South Dakota, and the location of its Missouri river terminal on section 11. township 129, range T9, which takes ft across the line into North Dakota. This location will be near the state line and about ten miles down river from Fort Yates. FOR HORSE THEFT. Webster City, lowa, June 26.—A man giv ing the name of Frank Smith was arrested at Homer, south of this place, yesterday. When arrested he had a horse belonging to a Mr. Jacobson. A few evenings before a colt was taken from the barn of a Mr. Nel son near Jewell, and a horse, apparently about 16 years old left in its place. Smith drove this colt, fifteen miles, leaving it in Mr. Jacobson's pasture when he took the .other. He waived examination and his bond was fixed at $500, in default, of which he now lingers in the county jail. AFTER A PASTOR Hennepin Are M. K. Church Commit- tee In Search of One. The pastoral committee of Hennepin Avenue Methodist church will leave the city this week In search of a man to suc ceed Rev. Dr. C. B. Mitchell, whose resig nation will take effect in the early fall. The committee will hear on this trip two who have been mentioned for the place. WnxhinKton Small Talk. Mrs. Vinnie Ream Hoxie, wife of Major Hoxie, of the engineer corps, who has been assigned to duty in the St. Paul district from next fall, has been quite 111 at her home in this city. Major and Mrs. Hoxla will spend the summer at the seashore, near Portland, Me., and will go from there to lowa, Major Hoxie's old home. It is hardly probable that Major Hoxie will establish a domicile in St. Paul, owing to the condition of his wife's health. Art circles in the twin cities will, therefore, not have the benefit of. Mrs. Hoxie's presence next winter. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota —White Earth, Becker county, James Van Wert. Montana —Woodman, Mlsoula county, Edaioud Trudean; Lenuoh, Meagher county, Albert Haughan. South Dakota—Phillip, Stanley county, Norval H. Wyckoff,