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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUfefAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. WOULD OUST WADSWORTH New Chairman of Agricul tural Committee Wanted WORK ON HENDERSON apeaker Probably Will Not Gratify Friends of Grout Bill. Vacant federal judgeship FrMldent Tired of Waiting for In illuutt Politician* to Asteu U. I'pun an Anpuiiiter. Worn The Jottrnal BMr*au. Boom AS, Pom JSuUtlintr, Watiilnuton. Washington, Oct. 21.—The agricultural Interests of the country are trying to pw euade General Henderson, who will again Le speaker of the house, to appoint a new man as chairman of the commitee on ag riculture in place of J. W. Wadsworth of Now York. They claim he is not a friend of the Grout bill to tax oleomarga rln and to forbid the use of coiling mat ter in its manufacture. Tho dairy inter ests feel that the defeat of the Grout bill at the last session was largely due tv Wadsworth. They are afraid that if he is again chairman their bill will get but a poor show. The fight against Wads worth is being led by agricultural papers like th» Rural New Yorker, one of the oldest of such publications, the Country Gentleman, of Albany, and the Ohio Farmer. General Henderson is supposed to be very friendly to the dairying interests, but it is doubtful if he will consider their demand to displace Wadsworth. In be ing re-elected speaker he will be expected to reappoint the committees as they stood congress. Any exception would open the ■way to others, and to a general over turning and revolution. Moreover, to dis place Wadsworth would show a marked preference in favor of the Grout bill as against the oleo interests, which would hardly become him in his office of speaker. Ex-Representative William Lorimer oi Chicago has for years been the champion of the oleo interests, and led the fight for them last session. He was chairman of a sub-committee of the agricultural com mittee which had charge of the Grout bill. Now that he has been defeated the butterlne makers will have to look around for another man to handle their case. President Roosevelt CAN'T AGREE is getting tired of the delay of the Indiana UPON" politicians in agree ing on some person JUDGE. to fill the l eral judgeship vacancy in the seventh district, comprising Wiscon sin, Illinois and Indiana. The place be came vacant several months ago through death, and there has been a struggle be tween hoosiers ever since as to who should be called to fill it. President Me- Kinley agreed that the new man should come from Indiana and President Roose velt is entirely willing that this should be the case, but he wants the senators to get together and name their man. It is said by Colonel John C. New of Indian apolis, who was in Washington recently, that every member of the Indiana dele ga! OL, c iate and house, has a candidate, and that the list of those anxious to secure ihe place numbers hundreds of names. On Saturday of last week President Roosevelt did some pretty straight talking to a prominent Indiana politician who had called to see him regarding the appoint ment. "I am tired of the delay and of the purposeless wrangle that has been going on for several months," he said, "and don't propose to let it go on much longer. If Indiana canot agree as to who shall have the place, it is my plan to give it to some good man from Illinois or Wiscon sin. There has already been too long a delay in filling the vacancy." The man to whom these words were epoken left the White House in a hurry find put himself in wire communication with Senators Fairbanks and Beveridge and with the house delegation. It is ex pected that there will be a speedy agree ment now that the prsident has put his foot down. PRESIDENT The Roosevelt Marching club, of Minneapolis, paid AND its respects to President Roosevelt to-day in the MINN'EAPOL- person of Congressman Fletcher's secretary, who ITAXS. presented the club's hand somely engraved and em bossed letter to the president expressive of its confidence in and affection for him. The letter was signed George K. Belden, president; Charles S. Gale, secretary, and Sewell A. Andrews, Charles S. Pillsbury and W. W. Heffelflnger. The president expressed the liveliest kind of interest In the letter and spoke enthusiastically of the several occasions when the club had come under his notice, notably at the in auguration last March and at the state fair last month. He remembers Heffel finger very well as a college athlete and said to-day that It always did his heart good when he witnessed a game in which "Pudge" was playing. "I was delighted when I saw him coming down the line." said the president, "for I knew that something was going to hap pen which would be of general interest." It may be stated on high authority that the president has no plans for a trip to the northwest next year. Congress will not adjourn earlier than July and after that the camcaign will be under way, and it is suggested that a trip made at that time might be misinterpreted and given a partizan tinge. RUSHING A treasury warrant for some $14,000 was to-day MONEY TO mailed to Captain Mercer and the money will be INDIANS paid the Indians at Red Lake for logs cut on the unceded portion of their reservation. This money would have been sent in due course of time, but it was hastened by a telegram from Mercer stating that the In dians were restless because the money was not forthcoming at once. The Indian bu reau is surprised that the Indians should be so insistent, but says that the money can be as well sent now as later. —W. W. Jermane. steameW7grou¥d C. B. Lix-knoml of the Gllchrist Fleet In a Dnimci'finn Situation. Milwaukee, Oct. 21.—The steamer C. B. Lockwood of the Gilchrist fleet is aground on North Point reef, several miles north of Milwaukee, with a large hole in her bottom near the keel. She filled with water and up to noon to-day tugs were unable to release her. The lake is quiet and an effort will be made to release her before a gale springs up. She is in com mand of Captain Dobson. CALLED OUT BY PLUMBERS Men in Six Other Trades Strike. 100 MEN OUT SO FAR Only Buildings Being Plumbed by Noo-Unionists Affected. BOTH SIDES SEEM CONFIDENT Alau Each Side A««ert» That It Has ItfiiMi.a for liivhtiuit to the End. About 100 men, members of half a dozen of the building trades affiliated with the bulldiug trades council, took up the cause of the plumbers" union this morning by I going out on a iiympatltctic strike. Soul after 8 o'clock officials from the I council began vis: ing the jobs where ether the Kelly or the Wilkins company has the plumbing contract, and at noon It wns reported at labor headquarters that every man of the affiliated trades had gone out on the following contracts: McKnlght building, Heauepin avenue, just above Sixth street. Moon building on Sixth street, between Nicollet and Heunepin. McDonald flats ou Blaisdell avenue, above Frankliu. Mrs. Benton's residence on Blaisdell ave nue. Harvard Chambers on Tenth street. New city hall. At the Armour and Swift buildings on Third street X the work was being done by day labor, and it was reported that here the owners cut In and settled the trouble by abrogating their contracts with Mr. Wilkins arid agreeing to put the plumbing work in the hands of a member of the Master Plumbers' association. There are at present no plumbers em ployed at the new chamber of commerce or the Times building, but the building trades council officials declere that just as soon as a plumber in the employ of the offending firm enters the premises the other trades will be called off. It is not the present intention of the labor officials to call off men on buildings in process of j erection where the plumbers are not at I work. Later, however, this may be done, in which event the strike will be ex .tended materially. Six Trades Oat. The 100 men out to-day Include carpen ters, bricklayers, steam fitters, painters, tile workers and plasterers' helpers. The plasterers withdrew from the building trades council about a year ago and are under no obligations to obey the orders of the council. Their helpers went out, however, and work in the plastering line on the buildings involved is therefore at a standstill for the present. The marble setters are also not affiliated with the council and the few men employed in that line at the new city hall are still at work. The contracting firms involved in the trouble so far as it has extended to-day are Pike & Cook, Haglin & Co., T. P. Healy and McMullen & Cheny. Messrs. Kelly and Wilkins say they have the sympathy of all the contractors and so long as their co-operation can be of any avail they expect to be able to command it. There is no talk as yet of any official action by the Master Builders association. No meeting has been called and so far as known there is no intention on the part of the association to take sides in the con troversy, unless events should so shape themselves as to make it necessary in pro tection of their own interests. Both Sides Talk. Both sides to the trouble declare their intention to continue the fight and consid er no compromise. Says Phil Carlin, secretary of the Build ing Trades council: We are going to fight this thing out with ! the offending employers If It takes all sum- ' mer. They have repeatedly broken faith with j us, and patience bas ceased to be a virtue. The two concerns against which we have a particular grievance promised us that when the plumbers abrogated the agreement to work for none but master plumbers that they would put all of th° union men to work and j let the nonunion imported men go. They | have utterly failed to live up to the agree- ' ment, after we had made the desired conces sion, and now we are going to Insist on fair play. The men of the different allied trades have acted with gratifying unanimity. They walked out to a man this morning In no case was there the slightest Indication of dis sension. Said Mr. Kelly: As we stated in our communication to the Building trades Council last Thursday, we are not opposed in any way to the Plumbers' and Gas Fitters' local union, but we do not believe that men outside of the union should receive different treatment from what they would expect themselves. We offered the members of the local unjon $4.50 per day, or GO cents more a day than was being paid elsewhere. This would cost us at least $2,500 a year. However, we were willing to do this rather than to have a strike, as all strikes are expensive to both parties, as well as a big drawback to other mechanics In the city. They refused this proposition from us, and consequently the only course left was to get men elsewhere. We have paid railroad fares and other expenses, and the loss to our busi ness has been in thr neighborhood of $3,000. We have done everything in our power to make settlements during the summer, and have made propositions to both them and the Building Trades Council, and if the local union plumbers had broken their agreement at. the proper time we could have adjusted matters with our men: but they said they would never give in until they had forced us back to the organization or until the expiration of the time of the agreement,which is May 1, 1902. That was all very well when they had plenty of work, but now that the winter Is approaching and some of the men, as we understand, are idle, they break the agreement because they find they are to be the losers. They want us to entirely ignore the rights of the men who helped us out during our trouble. The mechanics on the different buildings who were obliged to leave their work to-day have but the one thing to state, namely, that it is a most unjustifiable strike. A special meeting of the board of court house and city hall commissioners has been called for to-morrow afternoon to consider ways and means of dealing with the situation at the new city building. BOER LEADERS BANISHED. Pretoria, Oct. 21. —Twelve more Boer leaders, including Commandant Scheepers, whose capture was announced Oct. 12, have been permanently banished from South Africa. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1901. THE BIG CENTER STILL IN THE GAME. Hanna—Me out of the game? Me resign? Well hardly I FAIRBINK WINS National Supreme Court De cides Against the Govern ment in War Reve nue Case. Front 37i« Journal Bureau. Boom dS, PoH Building, Washington- Washington, Oct. 21.—The supreme court to-day denied the government's motion for a rehearing In the case of Fairbank vs. the United States, involving the consti tutionality of that section of the war rev enue act relating to the tax on export bills of lading. Fairbank, the Minneapolis agent of the Northern Pacific, refused to affix the stamp required by that act to an export bill of lading for a consignment of flour and was arrested and fined. He appealed the case to tho supreme court, which held that the clause of the act to be unconsti tutional. Refusal to rehear the case makes that decision permanent. The commissioner of international rev enue has claims for the return of thou sands of dollars paid by Minneapolis mill ers and others under this act which he must now refund. The court to-day refused to advance for early hearing the case of William E. Hale, receiver, vs. Edward P. Allison and oth ers, which was brought upon appeal from Philadelphia, but involves complications arising out of the insolvency of the Northwestern Guaranty Loan company of Minneapolis. The court also denied the petition for a certiorari in the case of Charles Mayer vs. Oliver C. Fuller, trustee, involving the construction of the bankruptcy act by the circuit court of appeals for the seventh circuit. This ca^e arose in Milwaukee and related to the setting aside of cer tain real estate. The alleged bankrupt case of Rublee A. €ale vs. F. S. Gartland and the Bank of Hamilton, Canada, involving the posses sion of certain lumber belonging to Cole in Prince county, Wisconsin, was dis missed for. want of jurisdiction. —W\ W. Jermane. BY TROLLEY TO WINONA SEW ELECTRIC LINE SURVEYED Dispatches Say 'Twill IConnect With T. C. R. T. Lines—Goodrich Professes Ignorance. Vice President C. G. Goodrich and Gen eral Manager W. J. Heild of the Twin City Rapid Transit company deny that the survey which has recently been made be tween Winona and the twin cities was in the interest of their company. It has been stated with much positive ness that the survey which was supposed to have been made for either the Chicago Great Western or the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul railway was in reality made for men interested in an electric line which would connect Winona and j the twin cities. Work on the new road ! was to oommence next spring. The story was to the effect that the I money for the enterprise was to be fur nished by Chicago and Philadelphia cap italists, and that its chief promoters were Minneapolis and St. Paul men. The pro posed line was to touch the cities of Wa basha, Zumbrota, Hastings and Red Wing, connection beins made with the electric lines "of the Rapid Transit company of both cities. The new line was to do a purely passenger business. The route indicated for the electric line would parallel the tracks of the Milwau kee road which does a large business be tween the soints named and Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mr. Goodrich asserts that his company has no intention of building south of the twin cities. The Chicago dispatch does not credit the Twin City Rapid Transit company with the survey but says the new line is to be operated in connection with the electric lines in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The latest census bulletin shows that Chicago outclasses all the other large cities in the number of deaths from rail road accidents. DISPUTE ON DISPATCHES To-day's Scope of Inquiry in the Schley Court. LONG'S INSTRUCTIONS Trying to Settle How Dispatches Were Delivered. WERE SIGNALS MISUNDERSTOOD? Ineffectual Effort of Capt. Lemly to - Corner the Mechinist of the Texas. Washington, Oct. 21—After two days' rest the Schley court of inquiry resumed its session at 11 o'clock to-day. Lieut. W. B. Wells. Jr., secretary to Commodore Schley during the Cuban campaign, re sumed his testimony. Other witnesses were Edward Graham, the Associated Press correspondent, who was with Com modore Schley on the Brooklyn, Lieut. Edward Simpson, who served on the Brooklyn, and Dennis J. Cronin. Captain Francis A. Cook, who command ed the Brooklyn, returned to the stand to explain his former testimony regard ing the boilers of the Oregon. Captain Cook made the following statement: In my testimony 1 stated that the Oregon on the morning of July 3 was under all boil ers. This was from hearsay and I presumed it correct. 1 find that she had not shifted boilers that morning, but hart steamed all her boilers at all times while in the Santiago blockade. Did He Misunderstand Signals? J. L. Hunley, the chief machinist on the Texas, who last week testified that on July 3 he was at the throttle of the port englno of the Texas, was asked by Judge Advocate Lemly as to what other machinist as sisted in the port engine room on the day of the battle. Witness replied that as soon as general quarters sounded he relieved Machinist Hill. He stated that Claxton, who had testified that he was at the port engine on that day and that the engine was reversed, was stationed at the air pumps, back of the engine. Hunley said he kept his hand on the throttle most of the time and did not think it possible that the signal to stop or back could have been given wihout his knowledge. Captain Lemly asked witness If he had been on the Texas when that vessel ran aground at Newport. Mr. Rayner objected Captain Lemly stated that he desired to show that the witness had misunderstood signals then and it was possible he might I have been mistaken on the day of the bat tle. The court held the question not ad missible. Lieutenant B. W. Wells, Jr., was re called. A number of dispatches were j shown and he was asked as to their re | ceipt by Commodore Schley. One was from Secretary Long to the American con sul at Kingston, dated Washington, May j 28, saying it must be delivered to Schley | at once and informing him (Schley) that | unless unsafe for his squadron the de partment wished him to remain off San ! tiago and asking him if he could not take possesion of Guantanamo as a coaling station; also a dispatch from Secretary Long to Captain Cotton of the Harvard, dated Washington. May 29, enclosing a dispatch to Commodore Schley telling him to hold on at all hazards, that the New York, Oregon and New Orleans were on the way; also two dispatches from Sec retary Long to the dispatch boat Harvard, dated Washington, May 30, one informing him that the commander-in-chief had started to join him, and the other telling him that Sagua, twenty-five miles east of Santiago, had been reported-as a good place to land from which it would be easy to reach the rear of Santiago. Discovery of the Colon. Regarding the cablegram from Washing ton May 26 to the cable office at Mole St. Nicholas, which was ordered delivered to the first American warship approaching and which said to the admiral that the most important information at present de sired was the position of the Spanish fleet, witness said it had been received on the morning of May 31. The Colon had been discovered in the harbor of Santiago by Commodore Schley on the morning of May 29. Mr. Rayner exhibited a chart upon which there were notations regarding the soundings in the vicinity of Santiago har bor and the strength of the batteries there, this information being given' as date April 15, 1898. "Now give me the date the navy de partment issued the order which had been referred to in this case about not crip pling ships by the ahore batteries," said Mr. Rayner. "April 6, 1898," was the response. Mr. Rayner asked witness if he had any information in reference to the batteries at Santaiago except that given on the day referred to. He stated the commodore had received a memorandum of information from the bureau of naval intelligence, embodying about the same facts as con tained on the chart. Mr. Rayner—Did you see Commodore Schley during any of the bombardments? Witness—l saw him during one of them. Exactly which one I cannot distinctly recol lect. Mr. Rayner—What was his general bearing on any day In which there was a battle? Witness—Thoroughly fearless and self-pos sessed on all occasions. Mr. Rayner—Was he within any time dur ing your knowledge laboring under excite ment? Witness—No, sir. No. 7 Dispatch. Mr. Hanna exhibited a letter dated May SO, 1898, written by Commodore Schley which contained a reference to the dis patches brought by the Dupont and sought to show that the No. 7 dispatch known as the "Dear Schley" letter was received on the 22d of May and not the 23d. Witness said: 'The conjunction of this letter and the changed indorsement in lead pencil on tho back of one of the dispatches would seem to Indicate that the dispatch might have been received on the 22d." Mr. Rayner addressed the court as fol lows: 'May It please the court, we admit that we got No. 7 by the Dupont (which joined the flying squadron off Cienfuegos on May 22, 1898), and we admit that we got No. 8 by the Hawk and the Marblehead. Now the trouble is about the other No. 7. Where did the duplicate of No. 7 go? We cannot admit we got it by the lowa, but we agree upon three propositions: The Dupont carried No. 7, the Hawk No. 8 and the Marblehead No. 8. We admit the re ceipt of this memorandum from Captain McCalla by the Hawk, but what we have not been able to find out and cannot admit is that the lowa carried No. 7." Mr. Rayner turned to Admiral Schley and asked: "You admit that, don't you admiral?" To which the admiral replied: "Cer tainly, we admit that." HANNA STAYS IN Says He Has No Idea of Retiring From Politics. Delaware, Ohio., Oct. 21.—A feature of the opening of the republican state cam paign here was a speech by Senator Hanna, in which he said: Following that terrible tragedy from which thie country will not recover in months or years, there came an awfully solemn moment to every thinking man in the United States, and when President Roosevelt uttered these words to the American which have been re peated here to-day, he did It with the most | serious intent to serve the best interests of his country and to insure and guarantee a continuation of thie confidence among the people; and he meant every word of it. He meant every word of it, and as a guarantee of l.is Intentions and purposes, and gave the further assurance to the people by inviting | the cabinet of President McKinley to be his i advisers. Let no yellow journals or blatant j demagogues shake your faith in the condi \ tions of the country to-day as affecting those i who have the responsibility. lam not going Ito retire from polities or public duty. I have no intention of resigning my chairmanship of tbe national committee. MINORITY REFUSED Stay Asked by Bondholder)* of V. S. Milling' Company Denied. Milwaukee, Oct. 21. —Judge Jenkins in the United States court to-day., denied the petition of the minority bondholders of the defunct United States Milling company asking for .a stay of proceedings and that the sale of the properties be made in separate parcels. The sale of the various properties will be made in about six weeks, acocrding to the original decision. REBELS LOSE HEAVILY A Clash Coming; That Will Settle Things in Colombia. Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 21.—Letters received here from Panama say the Colombian rebels lost heavily in battle near there last Tuesday. The rebels are concentrating in a camp in the neighbor hood and both sides are preparing for a clash which, it is said, will largely de termine the fate of the revolution. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. GET A FORTUNE IN POSTAGE STAMPS Ingenious Robbers Impoverish Chi cago Postoffice to the Extent of $74,610. ] Entrance to the Vault Obtained Only After Many Days of Patient Work. Chicago, Oct. 21.—A sensational robbery, which netted the perpetrators $74,610 in stamps, was discovered here this morning when the wholesale stamp department of the postoffice was opened for business. A rapid investigation developed that the burglars had crawled under the flooring for about 300 feet, bored a hole in the bottom of the vault, secured the stamps and escaped, carrying their booty in a wagon. The work of forming an entrance to the vault had evidently been going forward with the greatest patience for many days. It is believed, however, that the intention of the thieves had been to enter the cashier's vault, in which there was $35,000 in money and stamps valued at hundreds of .thousands of dollars. The bottom of the vault is of steel, half an inch thick. In this ninety-seven holes were bored, until a space eighteen inches square—just enough to allow the entrance of a man's body—had been so weakened that it was possible to take out the whole plate with little difficulty. A dry goods box stood over the hole thus made and concealed the work of the robbers, while it was in progress. When discovered to-day the fingermarks of one of the burglars were still discernible on the dust of .the box which he had pushed aside. So carefully had the job been planned that men working in other parts of the building had not the slightest inkling of the daring robbery being worked almost under their noses. The robbers drove up to the southeast corner of the postoffice building in a wagon, the tracks of which could be seen plainly to-day. The building is a temporary affair, and the men had only to open a little door to admit them selves under the flooring. To reach the vault it was necessary ,to crawl about 300 feet over the odds and ends of boards which littered the way. The route evi dently had been carefully studied, for a detective who went under to-day without knowledge of locations, became lost and was nearly overcome by the foul orods before assistance reached him. Having secured their plunder, the robbers loaded it into the wagon, drove across a vacant "BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA" Pipestone a Candidate for Head- quartres—A Lodge Trial. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 21.—Twenty-six men wearing twenty-six badges with the words "Pipestone for head offices M. B. A." arrived from Minnesota this morning to attend the grand lodge meeting of the Modern Brotherhood of America. The or der's counsel has said it would be illegal to take the headquarters out of lowa, but Attorney P. A. Bwart of Pipestone, who is leading her candidacy, denies this and has secured a committee on law to decide. The headquarters will go to Pipestone, Sioux City, Council Bluffs or Marshalltown. Charges of incubordination and misman agement are preferred against Secretary A. C. Elliott of Tipton, and if he does not resign the lodge meeting to-morrow will resolve into a court to try him with re moval for the penalty. One hundred and fifty delegates from nine states are al ready here. STOLEN FUNDS RETURNED Lowell, Maas., Banlt Deficiency Foots Up ? 115,000. Lowell, Mass., Oct. 21.—1t is believed that the money and securities taken from the vault of the Merchants National bank by Teller A. G. Smith and Bookkeeper L. K. Swift, before they disappeared last Thursday night, has been returned for at 2 a. m. a number of bags, apparently con taining money and bundles of bonds and securities were delivered to the Merchants National bank by three lawyers, under stood to represent the absent bank men. As the men cleaned out the bank vault be fore they left so as to compel the officials to promise Immunity, it is considered probable that the men have reached an understanding with the bank. A bank examiner from Washington began work on the books yesterday. The doors opened as usual to-day. ; The directors have announced that the ! deficiency is $115,000. AGENCY STORE BURNED Drunken Indians at Leech Lake May Have Started the Fire. Special to The Journal. Walker, Minn., Oct. 21.—The store of G. R. Clark, Indian trader at the new Leech Lake agency, was burned early yes terday morning. Loss, $5,000; insurance $4,500. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it was probably started by drunken Indians. New Sound Transmitter St. Petersburg, Oct. 21.—A member of the faculty of Moscow Imperial technical school recently discovered that a microphone attached to an electric arc lamp by wire will transmit sounds through the medium of another electric arc lamp. Repeated experiments were made in which the two lamps were separated by a thick wall. Th# inventor read in a low voice a lecture on his discovery and his words, spoken iuto Urn microphone, were comfortably audible in the next room. lot and turned into Wabash avenue la front of the art building. Of the $74,610 in stamps taken, $4,712 were in "postage due" stamps and $2,060 in special delivery stamps, so the con vertible stamps amounted to $67,828; but of these $4,828 were Pan-American stampa of 8 and 10 cent denominations. Largest Robbery of Its Kind. Postofflce Inspector Sturat said: It was the largest stamp robbery ever known in the history of the postal service in this country. To get to the vault the men entered through a trap door. A few feet in they encountered a brick wall which they dug through rather than prowl around look ing for a clearer route. The wall, like oth ers under the building, is of flimsy construc tion, and it could not have taken them long to pick their way through it. A hundred feet or so further on they ran against another wall and this also they dug through. On the way they also encountered a numfcer of pipes, and as the floor is but two feeiVjhigh in some places three feet above the ground, they tunneled under the pipes. Their whole course is plainly marked in this way. Tho wholesale s'.amp vault, like the cashier's vault and the money order vault, is supported by a brick wall. It forms a square and before the robbery was air tight. In this the rob | bers broke two holes, possibly to secure more | air, for the place undoubtedly was very foul, or to have an extra place of egress in case of a discovery. For light they used dry batteries, one of which they left be hind. This battery one of my men discov ered. It and the wagon tracks are the only clews we have at present. The space under the vault is large enough to allow a man to stand upright and their work must have been comparatively easy with the drills and steel saws which they used. The stamps were arranged in twenty-pound bundles, and the weight of the load they car ried off must have been :Vri pounds. Evidently one man handled the packages down to others waiting below. As their progress must have been slow carrying even one bundle through all these tunnels, crawling on all fours, I judge they worked for hours getting their booty to the wagon. Evidently they felt per fectly secure, though somewhat disappointed at missing the cashier's vault, where there was $35,000 in cash and a great quantity of stamps. 1 cannot tell now how many men worked at the job. Postmaster Frederick E. Coyne is in Washington. He is responsible for the loss till an act of congress frees him from it. For amounts up to $2,000 the post master general has authority to relieve postmasters. Of the stamps stolen 1,776, --000 were one cent and 1,662,900 two cent stamps. They got 150 $1, 307 $2, and 105 $5 stamps also, but Inspector Stuart said he thought they would have difficulty in disposing of the larger denominations. CONTRARY REDS Will Not Take Their Annu ities Unless Paid Log ging Money. Special to The Journal. Solway, Minn., Oct. 21. —A. L. Kaiser, of the Bank of Fosston, and T. Burke, of th« Solway Mercantile company arrived this afternoon from the Red Lake agency with dispatches from Agent Mercer to the In dian commissioner at Washington. The Indians refuse to accent the annu ity payment unless the amount of money due from logging operations last winter is also paid at this time, as they claim it was promised them by the department. The excitement at the agency is intense, horses and riders are in readiness there and a relay was sent to Clearwater lake to carry the answers to Captain Mercer'i messages as soon as received. BACKING THEBALLOONIST Paris Papers Insist That Santoi-Do* ntont la Entitled to tlie Prise. Paris, Oct. 21.—The question whether Santos-Dumont technically won the Deutsch priza. arouses the keenest Interest in sporting circles and is editorially dis cussed to-day by the leading newspapers. With the exception of the Matin, which supports the contention of the Marquis de Dion that Santos-Dumont did not ac complish the course within the time limit of thirty minutes, all the papers, including Figaro, the Gaulois, the Temps, the De bats and the Sieckle, hold that Santos- Dumont won within the time limit pre scribed by the conditions. This is also the opinion of Baron de Zuylen, the presi dent of the automobile club, who is recog nized as an unquestionable authority on Lsuch matters. Popular feeling is running high in favor of Santos-Dumont and con siderable indignation is expressed against the members of the technical committee who are accused of quibbling to debar an enthusiastic amateur balloonist, who, al though by no means a millionaire, has ex pended 400,000 francs and risked his life twenty-five times to win the Deutsch priie.