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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURJfDtI.
PRICE TWO CENTS. DDNN PLANS TO GET ALL Big Results From 1901 Tax Campaign. DODGERS ARE REACHED Assessments of Big Corporau as Have Also Been Raised. WHAT THE SUMMARIES SHOW Twelve Thousand More People Are I'u.iiiiK Tuxes Thin Year Than l.rntt. Personal property in Minnesota Is as sessed for the year 1901 at $131,334,821, an increase of nearly $11,000,000 over the valuation of 1900. There has ben a steady increase In per sonal property valuation since 1895, when State Auditor Dunn, then just entering upon the office, commenced a campaign. Convinced that the system of personal property assessments was a good deal of a farce, he took the subject up with coun ty auditors and local assessors in vigorous fashion. He called particular attention to the law requiring every adult of sound mind to make a return to the assessors, and urged the assessors not only to get every name but every dollar. Each succeeding year the state auditor's office has kept up this persistent hammer ing with, the result that the assessors. year by year, have returned more names and more property. The number of as sessments has increased from 212,088 in 1897 to 241,640 in 1901. At the same time the total assessment has increased from $100,294,152 in 1596 to the present* figure, an increase of over 30 per cent. This in crease has been especially heavy during the past three years and has fallen espe cially on corporations and moneyed inter ests. The average amount of each assessment has grown from $496.56 in 1597 to $043.i>l in the present year. The increase in the number of assess ments is shown in the following table: Number Year— Assessed. 1897 212,688 1898 220,173 ls9a 222,851 1900 229,361 1901 241,040 The increase of over 12,000 this year is especially gratifying to State Auditor Dunn and Deputy Auditor Iverson who compliment the work of the assessors in highest terms. It shows that for the most part they .have been persistent and fear less in discharging a thankless task. The state board of equalization has steadily worked to the same end, and has never failed to make substantial additions to the assessments. The following table shows the amount each year as returned to the state board, and the amount as finally left by them: County Final. Year— Returns. Valuation. 1896 187,711,688 $10(1,^4, 10l 189T 102,218.«27 105,612,716 1898 105,fi0n,!M:! 1U9.792.757 1899 107,621,102 114,501,171 1900 114,230,923 1^ti.441,641 1901 123.695.268 131,334,321 The amount added by the state board this year, $7,636,033, breaks all records. TENURE OF OFFICE No Cnauße Except for Betterment of the Service. Washington, Oot 9.—The president, accord ing to Representative Joy of Missouri, an nounced to him, in the matter of the tenure of office of present incumbents, that while in cumbency would not constitute a prescriptive right to retention, no change would be made except for thu betterment of the service. F. D. Underwood, Prcs't of the Erie ~ ■'"■*■ '■'" ' TS - • I ms/MM 1 . ',^S I .. ■ ■ j S9BL ■ *;' 'V'-'i Hi IPe Id ! hlw IS 4 r ■- ,*<WB«wBJiwB Sf^-. "i^i« En F. D. Underwood, one-time general manager of the "Soo" Line and now prsei dent of the Erie, has reached the degree of prominence where the correspondents honor him with "rumors." The latest came to-day frm Chicago in the shape of a report that he is soon to resign the presidency of the Erie to become more inti mately associated with J. J. Hill's interests in the west, "probably the Great North em." The reason assigned is the alleged gradual withdrawal of Mr. Hill from the Erie and his desire to keep a good man. The same dispatch credits Mr. Hill with the ultimate intention of making Mr. Underwood president of the Great Northern The latter is in St. Paul to-day, attending the Slade-Hill wedding. In connection with his presence here no particular comment has yet been made upon the fact that he will meet Marquis Ito of Japan, who is paying particular at tention to commercial relations between Japan and the United States. Such a meet ing took place to-day. INSIDE OF ROGERS CASE Just How Protest Excitement Was Stirred Up. FACTS BY DR. WILLIAMS A .Letter to Coach Booth of the Nebraska Team. ROGERS IS ENTITLED TO PLAY The Four Yearn* Rule Applien Ouly tv Scliimls ( (MilCrriliK Cul li'Kiutc Decrees. All controversy over the eligibility of Rogers, who has been practicing for left end on the varsity football team, seems to be at an end, so far as the university* management Is concerned. It has given to Th cJo u.r na 1 the papers in the case which seems to show beyond question that Minnesota has the best of the controversy and that the whole trouble was stirred up by a meddlesome young man. The following letter from Dr. H. L. Williams to Coach Booth of Nebraska, dated Oct. S following the publication of the first report that Nebraska would re fuse to play Minnesota If the gophers in sisted on playing Rogers, is self-explana tory and throws much light on the case: My Dear Mr. Booth—The inclosed clipping is from the Chicago Tribune of Monday, Oct. 7. Precisely the same artirle appeared in the Chicago Record-Herald,the Minneapolis Times and Minneapolis Tribune on tho same day. I was naturally somewhat surprised to see it and was at a loss to account for it until I received a letter on Tuesday from one Frank Gay, which explains the entire matter. On Friday afternoon of last week as the first >:i<i Minnesota teams were Jined up, about to begin secret practice, we noticed a stranger in our midst. -He was asked how he got In and what he wished. He said that he was the official western correspondent for Outing and that he also represented a syndi cate of papers in the west; that he wished to take a photograph of the team and to have an interview with me. lit' wore a very con spicuous Harvard pin upon his vest and car ried himself with a very consequential air. I told him it would not be possible to let him have v picture of the team, as we had decided to have no picture taken until the close of the season, and that we had already refused several papers the same request. He was very insistent and we finally told him that he could not have it and asked him to withdraw, as he was delaying the practice, which was already late. He said he would like to stay and see the practice and seemed quite put out that the rule of secret practice should be applied to him also. I promised htm an interview, however, at the end of the practice, and he withdrew. We did not leave the field until after 6 o'clock; the practice had been a long and hard one, and at its close I went into the armory with the boys, but completely forgot all about tho reporter until about 0:30, when 1 remembered him, asked for him and found that he had waited until G:l."> and then gone—although how it happened that he did not see me, as I was around all the time, I do not k,now. I thought nothing further of ft until I received a letter from him from Lincoln, Neb., a copy of which I enclose, which ex plains itself, and also the articles in the Chicago and Minneapolis Tribune and other papers. Of course it is perfectly apparent that the fellow was piqued that he.had traveled all ±c way from Omaha to Minneapolis and been foiled in getting what he was after, and that he is now trying to stir up trouble for Min nesota. At the office of the Minneapolis Times I was told that Frank Gay had sent on the dispatch (see clipping) from Omaha, anel as the articles in the other papers are identical, he is evidently the author of the whole scheme. Whether he has instigated Nebraska to pro test Rogers, or whether you are considering it, or will "refuse to enter the field," as the dispatch states, I do not know, although I doubt very much If there is any more in the matter than the dispatch itself. I sincerely hope not, for it would certainly do nothing more than arouse bad feeling be tween the two universities. Rogers is perfectly eligible to play on any university team in the country. The Carlisle school is not a college. It is not even a Continued on Second Page. WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 9, 1901. I - .■-..-. , ■ ' . A BOY TO TURN THE STONE. Uncle Sam—Why, there seems to be two of them ready for the job. PRESIDENT TALKS OUT OfficeseekersMust Have More Than the Indorsement of 1 'the Organization.'' - From Th* Journal" Bureau. Il»oni-*5, I"oH Building, Wanhlnutoiu ■ Washington, Oct. 9.—President Roose velt talked plainly to-day to Senator Ma son and a company of Illinois politicians who called at the White House in the in terest of certain candidates for federal of fices in that state, indorsed by the repub lican state organization. The four-year term is now about to expire and present appointees must receive new commissions or step down and out. The visitors stated their case and then proceeded to give the president a list of men they desired to favor, stating that "the organization" was behind them solidly. The president appeared to be consid erably excited. He noticed that nothing was said about the ability or integrity of the applicants. The indorsement of "the organization" was the only argument in their favor advanced by Mason and his friends. "I am anxious to have the good will of the organization," said the president, his voice rising and gestures punctuating his words at frequent intervals, "but I want It distinctly understood here and now that no man shall be appointed by me to any office, in Illinois or elsewhere, who is not in every way worthy and well qualified. Organization indorsements in their way are all right and I am glad to have them, but there must be a good deal more than these. Presidential ap pointees must be high-class men, and I want everybody to understand this." While the president did not find fault especially with the'names that Mason and his friends presented, his outburst came after the presentation and not before. The president spoke in so loud a voice that his words were easily overheard by a score of persons in the reception room near the private office where the interview was being held and these made it public. A strict adherence to a policy : t of this sort will severely jolt re- : : publican machines in many : : states. ; ; • The Alabama judgeship appointment was the start in this direction. The pres ident ignored all recommendations of old party leaders and selected a man who he knew would honor the position and satis fy the better elements of the state. He says that whereever it is possible he purposes to have personal knowledge of the qualifications of every man who comes up for appointment at his hands. The state organization indorsements must be made more carefully or there will be much friction wtth the president. To-day's an- nouncement is the first the president has made to a republican United States sena tor from a northern state regarding his appointments. —W. W. Jermane. NO BOUNTY Juicy Morsel That Pennion Attorney* Won't Enjoy. il^n* Th» Journal Bureau. .Boom 45. Tom Building, Wiuhinaton. ■. .- Washington, Oct. 9.—The treasury and department of justice are being flooded with inquiries concerning the alleged dis covery by pension lawyers that under some old laws all men who entered the volunteer service for the Spanish-Amer ican war were entitled to $192 federal bounty. It Is officially stated that the departments do not recognize the validity of any such bounty claims and none will be paid unless congress directs that they be. —W. W. Jermane. TO WIPE OUT THE SURPLUS Efforts to Further Reduce War Revenue Tax. BATTLE IN CONGRESS Members Have No Patience With Secretary Gage's Suggestion. FREER CIRCULATION DESIRED The Secretary, It Is Prophesied, Will Hare Trouble In Preserving J&xiHtins Revenues. Maw York Sun SnaoM Smrvicu Washington, Oct. 9. —Discussion of measures that the fifty-seventh congress will consider is already under way. It is conceded that strong efforts will be made further to reduce the war tax revenue, which, in spite of last winter's reduction, is causing the accumulation of a surplus and consequently the segregation in the treasury of money that is badly needed in regular channels of trade and commerce. Many members of congress, including in fluential republicans, have no patience with the suggestions of Secretary Gage and others as to how the surplus might be kept in circulation by distributing this among the banks of clearing house cities. They say that the right way to keep the people's money in circulation is the only way, and that is to to amend the war 1 revenue act next -winter as to wipe out the last vestige of surplus revenues. While they do not believe in repealing the act so long as it is necessary to main tain a great military establishment in the Philippines and considerable forces in Cuba, Porto Rico and Hawaii, they con tend that the present revenues are un necessarily large and should be cut. Sec retary Gage is not of this opinion. It will be recalled that he strongly opposed the cutting off of $40,000,000 of revenue pro vided under the original act by the legis lation enacted last winter. The secretary feared that the loss of a single dollar of government revenues might have grave consequences and he so thoroughly im bued President McKinley with his own fears that he was successful in bringing aibout a deadlock between the senate com mittee on finance and the house commit tee on ways and means, which resulted, as he hoped it would, in confining the reduc tion to $40,000,000 annually. The senate was in favor of reducing the revenues $60,000,000. There will be a b'g fight on this issue next winter, and in view of the experien ces of the treasury department under the operation erf the revenue law as amended Secretary Gage will have a hard time to preserve existing revenues intact. W. B. MITGHELL RESIGNS HE QUITS THE NORMAL. BOARD The Prospect of Submitting to the Board of Control Ac tuated Him. W. B. Mitchell the St. Cloud member of the state normal school board has sent his resignation to Governor Van Sant. The document is postmarked early in the week. While the state officials who know of it are inclined to reticense it Is understood that Mr. Mitchell resigned rather than submit to board of control domination. Now that the normal board will probably carry its case into the courts there is still a hope of independence, but even that may not alter Mr. Mitchell's determina tion to quit, as he is understood to be thoroughly disgusted. PERJDRY Montana Copper War Breaks Out in an Entirely New- Spot. , New York, Oct. 9.—Robert L. Martin and Harry Velthausen, respectively presi dent and secretary and treasurer of the Delaware Surety company, were arraigned in the police court to-day before Magis trate Olmstead on charges of perjury. They were held in $10,000 ball each for examination. Edwin Lallerbach, who appeared for Ernest C. Wagnfuhr, the complainant, said that the case grew out of the light between the rival copper interests in Montana, in general, and the war between F. August Hainze of Helena, Mont., and the Amalgamated Copper company as to the ownership of the Pennsylvania mine in particular. The Delaware Surety com pany, he said, had given a bond for Mr. Heine© to the extent of $350,000 in con nection with the opening of the Pennsyl vania mine and the bond had not been approved by the courts. Wagnfuhr al leges that* the defendant made affidavit that the paid-in capital of the Delaware Surety company was $1,000,000. This, he declared, was false. WILSON A WRECK Costly Whaleback Is a Total Loss to the Steel Trust. Sturgeon Bay, Wls., Oct. 9.—The whale back steamer Thomas Wilson, went ou the reef at Bailey's harbor about 9 o'clock last night during a heavy storm and dense fog, and will prove a total loss. The Wilson was light and bound to Escanaba for an ore cargo. Losing her bearings she struck the reef while going at a pretty high rate of speed, and was driven far out. The crew of twenty were taken off by the Bailey's Harbor life saving crew. The boat sprang a leak during the night and this morning was half full of water and faring badly in the seas running. Word was received at 10 a. m. tha; she was a total wreck. The Wilson was built at West Superior in 1892; had a gross measurement of 1,713 tons, and was valued at $125,000 in the International and Lloyd's register. The loss is a total one to the United States Steel company, which carries no insurance on its vessels. A NIGHT RECEPTION Pretty- Affair at Rat Portage for Duke and Dochru. Schrelb»r, Ont., Oct. 9.—The special trains of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York are again on the north shore of Lake Superior on the return through Ontario. They reached Fort William at G o'clock this morn ing and when engines and crews had been changed were away again for Schrelber, tha next division point. There was a pretty night demonstration at Rat Portage, where bonfires and torches lighted up thj station grounds. The duke and duchess appeared on the platform of their car and gracefully ackuowledged the demon stration. The royal specials leave th« line nf the Canadian Pacific railway at North Bny to morrow and run over the Grand Trunk and make several stops as they go down through the province of Ontario. MURDER-WOT SUICIDE Theory of the Death of Thomas Sap ported by Late Evidence. Special to The Journal. Houghton, Mich., Oct. 9.—The body of James Thomas was found en the shore of Lake Superior, near the Portage Lake ship canal. Thomas was an employe of Porter Bros., government contractors, and has been missing several weeks. It was first thought it was a case of suicide, but it now appears like murder. Wire was found tied around the body and there were marka on the body. His purse wm found on the shore, empty, and ripped open. There will be an investigation | before the inquest. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. SURROUNDING MISS STONE'S ABDUCTORS They Are on Summit of a Mountain and Turkish and Bulgarian Troops Are After Them. Brigand Band Numbers Only 18— Bulgarian Government Promises Vigorous Action. Constantinople, Oct. 9.—A trustworthy report locates Miss Stone's abductors on the summit of a mountain at Cultepe on the Turko-Bulgarlan frontier, near Dub nitza. It is said that the kidnapping band numbers eighteen. Arrangements have been made to sur round the mountain with Turkish and Bul garian troops. It has been suggested that the abudctors of Miss Stone are members of the old Macedonian committee, actu ated by motives of jealousy, and that they are endeavoring to accomplish the down fall of the present committee. The Bul garian government has promised to act vigorously. Alive and "Well Saturday. Washington, Oct. 9. —This afternoon a cablegram was received by the state de partment from Consul General Dickinson at Constantinople saying that Miss Stone had ben located in the mountains on the I Turkish frontier, and that on Saturday last she was alive and well. < . THE BULGARIAN BRIGAND He la Really Unite Decent as Free booters Go. ; Jfrom The Journal Bureau, Room 46, 2*Ml Butidlng, Wathinaton. y ._ ... Washington, Oct. Most of the news paper writers who have discussed the case of Miss Stone, who was captured the other day by brigands of uncertain nationality, have treated the matter as if the ques tion whether the robbers were Turks or Bulgarians. was ,of no consequence be yond fixing | the | responsibility upon . one government or another. This is an error, unless all accounts given by diplomatists and consular officers familiar with the region where Miss Stone was taken are misleading. There are brigands and brigands, for there is such a thing as an aristocracy even of theft and murder. The brigandage of Greece, Turkey proper and Sicily is said to be as different from the brigandage of Bulgaria, 'into whose hands it is hoped the unfortunate Miss Stone has fallen, as black is from white. The Bulgarian banditti constitute almost a class by themselves. They are, as a rule, political robbers, though much more refined than those who control some of our large cities. The American political robber is such because he is on top, and his victim underneath, as the result of their conflict at the polls; the Bulgarian political robber is such because his enemies have the ear of the court and have made the ordinary haunts of men too hot to hold him. He has fled before the menace of the scaffold or the shoot ing squad, and taken himself to the fast nesses among the hills, because they offer about the only refuge to which the mem bers of the uppermost party dare not fol low him. If he were a free agent in the choice of an abode, it would be In the heart of the capital, and he would carry a wand of office instead of a carbine. Ad verse fate in public life is what has made him what he is, and a revolution at court would probably convert him In a twink ling Into a reputable citizen, with an abundant regard for law and order and a disposition to pay all the taxes he could not evade. i -,". ' One fine trait ascribed to the Bulgarian brigand, by the way, is that of carrying always with him the insignia of respec tability under his robber's cloak, as if he were keeping himself in training for taking his proper place in society again. He is devout, and can and does say his prayers without a slip of the tongue. He Is educated —for his part of creation—and takes care to keep abreast of the move ments of the great world from which cir- cumstances have isolated him for awhile. He recognizes social distinctions in his band as scrupulously as the host of a state dinner, so that among his people there are first-class brigands, second class brigands, and so on down to the ser vants and carriers. He has a nice sense of the difference between members of his and persons who have never pursued it: if, for instance, he makes a prisoner his messenger to visit a village for food, he supplies the money for buy ing it, instead of compelling the unlucky YOUNGER BLOOD IS WANTED President Roosevelt Credited With an Intention of Effecting a Shake-up. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Oct. 9.—A Washington special to the Chronicte sayß: President Roosevelt is believed to have in contem plation wholesale changes in the person nel of officeholders of the several depart ments in Washington. The vigorous man ner In which he has been investigating department affairs since he assumed the duties of ohief executive, combined with Us polioy of bringing to the national capi tal for political consultation party lead ers who were but remotely identified with the late President McKinley'a administra tion, is regarded as indubitable proof of the president's purpose to surround him self with men who have not only been identified with his political fortunes, but to get rid of a large number of officials whose usefulness to the party is prob lematical. He told a western senator recently that while he did not oare to inaugurate changes that might be re garded as political changes and thereby wight to steal for him. When he dis charges a prisoner after ransom, he has a conscience about returning his valu ables to him, and giving him a small sum with which to pay his way back to civil ization. It will be noted that Miss Stona bears witness, in her communication to her friends to the uniform good treatment she has received at the hands of her cap tors. This would be surprising In the case of vulgar robbers like the Turks, but it is what there might be reason to expect from the better-bred Bulgarians. These will cut a throat without com punction, where safety or discipline de mands extreme measures, but, on the whole, they aim to be as chivalrous aa their calling will permit. The same authorities who have fur nished the world with the few picture* we have at iflrst hand of the Bulgarian bandit, agree upon another of his pecu liarities —his utter distrust of women. No Bulgarian jvho is a member of a moun tain band is permitted to marry. It ia not the weakness of the feminine body which makes the robber chief dread to at tach it to his following, but the strength, of the feminine tongue, and its reputa tion for making a secret go further than any other agency can. Between the counterplay of love and Jealousy and a tendency to talk, he feels that the safety of all would soon be threatened if the gentler sex should be admitted within the sacred circle of his band. Indeed, he curbs the passion for talk even among tha men. The brigands may discuss any thing else under the sun, but they must be silent as the grave about themselves and each other. It seems as if this ad mirable display of self-command, this damper upon both egotism and gossip, might be imitated with advantage by per sons in more honest walks of life. If Miss Stone escapes from her present confinement, as everyone eonfidentlr hopes she will, she may be able to adS her contribution, and a very interesting one, to the world's stook of information about this last relic of an ancient order of which Robin Hood is the literary type —an intelligent woman's view of a class and a life whose chronicling hitherto has been practically monopolized by men. —W. W. Jermane. WORK OF THB SI LTAX Abdul Hamid Would Even Up th« $00,000 Affair. Kansas City, Oct. 9.—Dr. M. Mesropiaoi of this city, a physician and a native of Armenia, who has lectured considerably, in eastern cities on the atrocities prac ticed upon the Armenians by the Turks, declares that the adbuction of Miss Stone, the American missionary, by brigands in Bulgaria was the work of the sultan of Turkey. "I am sure it was he who ordered tha brigands to carry off Miss Stone," said Dr. Mesropian. "He ordered her to be taken across the Bulgarian border so aa to distract suspicion from himself. It is a move in retaliation for the enforced payment of the $90,000 indemnity tnat the United States exacted for the burning of missionary buildings. I believe it would be better for the government to send a warship ov^r there than to pay tha ransom. "Missionaries will not be safe after Abdul Hamid has received the ransom. They will be abducted everywhere. Tha sultan is determined to be revenged for the loss of that $90,000, and the abduction, serves a double purpose—the return ot the money and the behest of fanaticism. There is no crime the Turk won't commit in the name of his religion." MISS STOKE STILL LIVES Danger Lie* In the Falling Off ot Popular lnterent. Washington, Oct. 9.—The time allowed by Miss Stone's kidnappers expired yes terday, yet she is still alive and un harmed. It is known now officially that her captors have granted a short exten sion of time—how much is not stated— and the officials feel that if the response* to the appeals of Miss Stone's friends do not cease or diminish there is yet rea sonable hope for getting the money In season to save her life. The danger in the situation lies in the abatement of popular interest which was so generously manifested during the first few days fol« lowing the issuance of the appeal. subject himself to the censure of clvl! service reformers, he nevertheless was of the opinion that a great many removals could be made and the public service bene fited thereby. According to a persistent rumor, th« president 'is considering ■ the advisability of appointing M. A. Low of Kansas to be secretary of the interior to succeed Mr. Hitchcock. Mr. Low and the president are old-time personal and political friends. Mr. Low -was in Washington last week and held several conferences with the president. Secretary Hitchcock said that he did not believe the report. • Ac cording to various friends of the presi dent, Mr. Roosevelt is desirous: of sur rounding himself with younger and more energetic men than those who constitute his present cabinet —men who more near* ly: represent his own views of what: pub lic officers ought to be. Throughout \ th« departments there is a feeling of vagu* unrest, which not ' even the ] fine . promise* that were made ; after, the , culmination; of the tragedy at Buffalo out altogether keey down. BB9HHfeB9B