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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. SCHLEY ON THE STAND The Admiral Is His Own Last Witness. OREGON'S COMMANDER Captain Clark Gives a Vivid Picture of Cervera's Defeat. SAVED SPANIARDS HUMILIATION Gallant Speech to Ilia Men Made by Soli ley When the l!ii«-iuj Surrendered. o o : Washington. Oct. 24.—Shortly : . after 2 o'clock this afternoon Ad- : : miral took the witness stand. : o o Washington, Oct. 24.—Every available Beat in the large room in the gunner's workshop at the navy yard, where the Schh-y court of inquiry Is sitting, was occupied half an hour before the court was called to order this morning. The announcement of the approaching close of the case and of tbe possibility that Schley would take the witness stand during the day, had the effect of increasing the pub lic interest. When the session began a number of witnesses from yesterday were recalled, us usual, for the correction of testimony, and after they had concluded Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Harlow continued his testimony. He had concluded his statement in chief when the court ad journed yesterday, and he was taken in hand to-day by Captain Lemly for cross examination. This was devoted princi pally to the notes taken by Mr. Harlow of the battle of July 3, from the Vixen's deck, but was not very extended. After Commander Harlow, Rear Admiral Barker and Captain M. C. Borden, of the marines, were introduced to testify to incidents of the Cuban campaign. Captain Charles E. Clarke, whose record on the Oregon dur ing the campaign of '98 is the boast of every American citizen, was called as the third witnesss of the day, and the last witness in Admiral Schley's behalf to be heard before the admiral himself shall come on. Mm- ( iment Iliapatch. Lieutenant B. W. Wells was the first of the former witnesses called for the purpose of correcting testimony. He said in response to a question from Captain Lemly that he had made a translation of the cipher disyatch prepared at Com modore Schley'a instance on May 24, 1898, but which was never sent and to which I reference was made while Lientenant Wells was on the stand yesterday. "Was the disyatch sent?" ased Admiral i Dewey; aud when he was told that it had J not been, the admiral said it was not | relevant. "We only want the facts," he said. t'aptaln Lemly and Mr. Hanna con tended for its admission. Mr. Hanna said that it indicated hesitation at a critical time. Mr. Rayner urged that this dis- , patch was no more admissible than was the commodore's dispatch giving an ac count of the battle of July 3, which was not sent and which had been ruled out. Admiral Dewey then told Captain Lemly and Mr. Hanna that they could ask ques tions bearing upon any supposed conver sation with Commodore Schley, but ruled again that the dispatch itself could not be introduced. Mr. Hanna started to examine the wit ness, when the latter again referred to the dispatch. Mr. Rayner objected. Mr. Hanna said he had a right to refer to it to refresh his memory. "The court decided it, as we decide it] now, that this cannot go in," said Ad miral Dewey. ".Now let us go on to something else. We are losing a lot of j time here." Commodore's Gallant Speech. In response to a question by Mr. Ray ner. Major Murphy thus detailed an in cidont in which Commodore Schley fig ured at the close of the battle of July 3: I remember the- Incident distinctly because it made a very great impression on me at the ! time. It was when they were preparing a cutter to take Captain Cook to the Colon to j receive the surrender of that ship. She had hauled down her flag aud was ashore. The officers and many of the men were gathered forward in the neighborhood of the fore castle, and Commodore Schley addressed the men. cautioning them not to cheer when the Spanish captain came on board. He spoke of their gallantry, that they had made a good j flght, and that they should not be humiliated. We should treat them chivalorously and not humiliate them by cheorb. It was a gallant speech, and we ail felt It very deeply. The j Continued on Second Pane. MORGAN'S AMBITIOUS PLAN Renewed Reports That He Seeks to Bring AH American Railroads Under His Control. J. Plerpont Morgan's presence in the' west has revived the many rumors of railroad combinations which were rife in eastern financial circles before he began his attendance upon the Episcopal con vention in San Francisco. It i 3 now asserted .that the grouping of all the railroads of the country into from four to seven gigantic combinations is being quietly effected with Mr. Mor gan's full sanction. The new consolida tions, which may ultimately come under one central bank or proprietary company, will for the present be operated by several of these proprietary concerns. The "holding" companies will have the backing of the strongest banking houses in the United States, and if the plans do not fail through the cowardice of two or three big operators, the whole railroad machinery of the country will in time be brought under one head, and that one head resting on the shoulders of J. Pier pont Morgan. Morgan* Wealth Exaggerated. Of course it is absurd, say men in a position to know, to assert that J. Pier pont Morgan is one of the richest men in the world. Ten years ago he was a big banker among hundreds of big bankers. Thousands of them had more money than he. All of the money he has made has been accumulated in the past decade — that is, money that entitles him to special mention. Mr. Morgan's company could not make more than 2*fa per cent in under writing railroad securities, and if Mr. Morgan had received half of the entire earnings of his banking house for ten DUPLICITY k AND DISASTER Outbreak in the Island of Samar Is Explained. LYING TONGUES' WORK Alleged Cause of the Assassination of President McKinley. HIS RESOLVE TO END REBELLION X II Worl, ..I l'illi.li.o lenders. Aid ed I>> ci'<- \<ii<-riouu-HutliiK i'ri:ir». Special to The j^urtiul. Chicago. Oct it Walter Wellman, in a Washington special to the Record- Herald published this morning, says that official advices have been received from the Philippines that the violent outbreak of rebellion in the island of Samar has been traced to false rumors set in cir culation among the natives concerning the death of President McKinley. The na tives have been led to believe that Mr. McKinley was killed because he persisted in attempting to subdue the insurrection ists in the Philippines. They have been informed by their crafty leaders, aided in many instances by friars, who are un friendly to the United States, and whose word in such matters is accepted as gos pel truth, that Mr. MeKinley's death was decreed by the faction of the American people who are unfriendly to the govern ment's Philippines policy; that a revolu tion is impending in the United States, and that if the "patriots" of the Philip pines will only be true to their cause they may yet secure their independence. It has been very easy, say the reports, for the crafty leaders to induce their fol lowers to believe this story, as the na tives are both ignorant and credulous, and in the past they have held exaggerated ideas as to the extent of the American sympathy with their cause. It is a cu rious circumstance that the bullet which the miserable assassin fired at the presi dent in Buffalo should have led also to the death of a large number of our brave men in the islands of the Philippines. WIM< TAFT RESIGN f Washington Opinion In That the ernor Will Hold On. I; - A>ir TorJc Sun Special Senie* Washington, Oct. 24.—1t is thought at. the war department that even though i Judge Teft may be discouraged In his I work in the Philippines he will yield to a patriotic duty and not resign, as predicted in a letter attributed to General Chaffee. He will be given every assistance by the war department, and there will be no hesitancy about increasing the military force should such a step be considered necessary to uphold the civil authorities in the performance of their duties. It is now practically admitted at the war de partment that it will take about 2,000 troops a month from the United States to replace the short term men coming home. HAS TWO HEARTS Anatomical Wonder Accidentally Found in Philadelphia. A'eto York Sun Special Service Philadelphia, Oct. 24.—Francis A. Gill of this city, it is declared, has two hearts pumping blood for him. They are Joined by the aorta, but each beats independent of the other. The discovery was made by Dr. C. P. Brady after Gill had entered Northern dispensary, to have the bruises caused by falling from a coal cart at tended to. The physician was applying the stethoscope to Gill's chest and he be came puzzled over the heart "beats. It ap peared to him that no matter where he placed the instrument he could hear the thump of a heart. He applied tests with the result that he found nature has sup plied the young man with a subsidiary heart, a little to the right and below the regular organ. These beat simultaneous ly. The physician is of the opinion that an arch of the aorta supplies them both. They join also after the blood has left the heart so that the circulation system is normal, although the arteries are neces sarily larger. GLAMOR ALL WORN OFF. Special to The Journal. Sioux City. lowa, Oct. 24.—Miss Jessie Ber rell and Miss Gilbert, the young ladies who ran off last week, enamored of two actors, have been found at Woodbine, lowa, where they went from Omaha. They have been de serted by their histrionic friends, and are now penitent and want to come home. years, he could scarcely have amassed over $500,000,000. That figure is enormous and far in excess of what financial men credit him with. Of course his immense control of divers and sundry properties, securities, etc., gives him a tremendous power, but this power does not mean that Mr. Morgan has several hundred million dollars of bis own. Like Corbin'n Scheme. The debenture, trust company scheme which Austin Corbin worked so successful ly in London a few years ago, is not un like the proprietary concern which the Morgan, Hill, Rockefeller, Harriman and Vanderbilt interests will establish for the I handling of all railroad securities. Cor | bin's plan was to pay from 85 to 90 cents I on the dollar for 6 and 7 per cent mort | gages on land in southern states, send the paper to London and issue 4% and 5 per cent debentures against the security. The trust companies would stand in the gap and rely for profit on the difference between the two classes of paper, amount ing to 1% to 2% per cent. Similar finan cial concerns which operated in western farm mortgages went down in a heap be cause of the shrinkage in values a few years ago. Under the new aranrgement, the pur chase or railroad snares and the issue of collateral bonds, to be sold to the public, is contemplated. As real holders could not get at their property except through the holding com panies, It is clear that companies having a few million dollars to operate with could do a thriving business. THUKSDAY EVENING, OCTOBEK 24, 1901. I'lfi /(/' Hl'j DLGREt FROn YALE.. <<z-^52 y^/^^^^M'^f DR. ROOSEVELT AT WORK. The House and Senate Boys—The Doctor seems to be mixing up our medicine. FEELING HIS WAY SDRELY President to Meet Republican Senators Next Week. WON'T WASTE ENERGY Anxious to Learn What Measures Can Be Passed. ADVICE AGAINST RECIPROCITY This Seems to Be Expected From Senators Aldrich and Allison. Mmw York Sun Soeclal Sorvlco. Washington, Oct. 24. —President Roose velt has arranged to meet the republican leaders of the senate next week for the purpose of discussing with them measures of legislation that are likely to engage the attention of the fifty-seventh congress. His object is understood to be to find out what measures can be passed and which ones will be defeated, so that he can avoid the mistake of urging the en actment of legislation that will not have the support of those senators whose influ ence is powerful enough to pass or defeat bills. He has made an appointment with Sena tor Aldrich of Rhode Island to spend near ly all day Monday at the White House. Senator Aldrich Is the most powerful and Influential man In congress. Inasmuch as he came to Washington last June and warned the late President McKlnley that no further reciprocity treaties would be ratified by the senate and that no amend ments to the Dingley tariff law would be tolerated by the friends of that law. it is presumed that he will say as much to President Roosevelt. Aldrich is opposed to the Hanna-Frye ship subsidy bill in the form in which it was introduced in the last congress and presumably in its present form. The Rhode Island senator favors an extensive reduction of war tax revenues and will doubtless urge the president to take a strong stand on the subject. After Senator Aldrich Senator Allison of lowa, who is known to be opposed to reciprocity and ship subsidy, will spend a day with the president, giving Colonel Roosevelt the advantage of his views and experience. Other republican leaders will follow from day to day. The president's message in most of its essential features will be largely a reflex of what he will learn from the senators. BACK IN WASHINGTON The President Wanted to Ride on the Locomotive. Washington, Oct. 24.—President Roose velt and party returned to Washington at 10:40 this morning. Small crowds gathered at several points along the line from New Haven here and cheered the train as it passed. Only the necessary stops were made, and the president spent the time quietly within the car. Only a few people had gathered at the station here, but a squad of police and detectives and Chief Wilkie of the service, with sev eral other officers guarded the approaches. The president had breakfasted early and was in excellent spirits. He was clad in a rough sack suit and a dark felt hat, and as he walked briskly down the long plat form, smilingly acknowledged the greet ings of the railroad employes. When he reached the engine that had pulled the train from Philadelphia, he reached up his hand to the engineer and fireman and said "Good-bye." "I wanted," he said ,to them, "to get out on the engine this morning, but I didn't know whether I would be per mitted to. Now, next time I take a trip I want to ride on the engine." The president was driven directly to the White House. He went Immediately to his office, where a large accumulation of business awaited him, and denied himself to all callers. / TOLD OF MGKENZIE Witness Says He "Went After Ev erything in Sight." EX-JUDGE JOHNSON TESTIFIES Attorney of the Pioneer Mining? Com . puny Contributes to the '-\ *;■ Conspiracy Talk. - , Special to The Journal. San Francisco, Oct. 24.—Ex-Judge John son of Sitka, attorney for the Pioneer Mining company at Nome, took the stand in the Noyes hearing this morning. He testified that soon after court opened chambers he had called at the clerk's office to see the papers in the Chipps case. He had found the complaint but no summons and the papers gave no evidence of having been filed. Clerk Dickey, when his attention was called to this, said the papers had just been filed and he had no time to enter them properly. He said that when McKenzie and his officers came to take possession of the property of the Pioneer company they had seized everything, including many small "pokes" of gold dust, deposited by em ployes of the company for safe keeping. A valuable set of diamond studs had also* been seized. Johnson declared that Mc- Kenzie went after everything in sight. Several days after the appointment of Re ceiver McKenzie, Johnson says, he applied to Judge Noyes to have certain papers signed discharging the receiver. Noyes declared that he would sign no papers for McKenzie's removal. During the trial of the Top Knot case, in which Cameron was receiver, Johnson had tried to show a huge conspiracy, but opposing attorneys had objected. The next day he had told Judge Noyes privately in chambers that the conspiracy existed and that it was due to the court that he know that McKenzie and his friends were boasting of their in fluence with the court. Noyes had asked: "What can you prove?" Johnson replied: "I can show that McKenzle owns one-third of that Top Knot claim; that it is held in trust by Captain McCormack; that McKenzie owns the machinery; that McKenzie fur nished $7,800 worth of damaged goods at high prices to Receiver Cameron. All these are part of a conspiracy." Johnson further testified that when Judge Ross' decision in the McKenzie contempt case had been received at Nome, he had talked with Noyes, who said:, "They seem to be having it all their own way down there, but it's my turn now. I shall fight, too." Attorney Pillsbury asked many ques tions tending to show a criminal relation between Noyes and the McKenzie crowd, but nothing important came out until Judge Johnson mentioned Archie Wheel er. Pillsbury said: "Who was he?" "He was Judge Noyes' private secretary and also was attorney for Cameron, re ceiver in the Top Knot case." MASON CITY CHOSEN Headquarter* of the Modern Broth erhood of America. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 24.—Mason City, lowa, was chosen for permanent head quarters for the Modern Brotherhood of America on the fifth ballot last night. The great speech of Colonel Sortor, who talked last for that city, swept the convention off its feet. E. L. Balz of Atchison, Kan., was elected supreme secretary over F. E. Keith of Mankato, Minn., by three votes, and John F. Furrow of Dysart, lowa, vice president. The convention adjourned at 2 o'clock this morning to meet in Sioux Falls next October. A married couple in Reno county, Kan sas, were in court about a divorce suit recently, on the anniversary of their golden wedding. May Call Out Every Volunteer . London, Oct. 24. —An error committed by some of the provincial police has led to the premature leaking out of the fact that the war office contemplates the possi bility of having to call out every volunteer in the country. The war office has dis tributed te the police offices throughout the kingdom bills ordering all reservists, militia, yeomen and volunteers to report themselves without delay to headquarters with the view of active service. These bills are accompanied by letters ordering that the bills be kept in a safe place until telegraphic orders to post them up are received. The police of Lancaster overlooked the letter and posted the bills, caus ing widespread perturbation. A FORTY-MILE LIMIT Hanke of Minneapolis After Rail road Land. ST. CLOUD DISTRICT THE SCENE Considerable Northern Pacific Land Will Be Affected by the Decision. Washington, Oct. 24. —Henry C. Hanke of Minneapolis is in Washington contest ing his right to a tract of land in the St. Cloud district, which lies within the forty-mile indemnity limit of the North ern Pacific railroad grant. Some months ago fee made application to enter the land under the homestead law and it was ac cepted by the local officers as being ex cepted from the grant in accordance with a former department decision holding that the land was subject to settlement and entry. In September last the Northern Pacific filed a list of indemnity selections within the forty-mile limit, including the land for which Hanke had made entry, and the land office on Oct. 2 held Hanke's selection for cancelation on the ground that it conflicted with the railroad com pany's indemnity selection. Hanke con cludes that Commissioner Hermann has reversed former decisions of the depart ment without authority. He will take an appeal to the secretary of the interior and take the case into the courts if the secretary sustains the commissioner. It is expected that the company will make a fight on this case, as the decision on it will determine its right to considerable tracts of land in the forty-mile limit. Steam Vessel Inspection. The annual report of Inspector General of Steam Vessels Dumont for the last fiscal year, shows that 225 vessels with gross tonnage of 165,687 were inspected at Duluth. Three of these, 969 gross tons, were foreign vessels. The inspection at Dubuque aggregated 129 vesels of 8,935 tons. Five of these were sail vessels or barges of 712 gross tons. The number of officers licensed at Duluth was 87, of whom 11 were masters, 1 mate, 14 first-class pilots, 26 second-class pilots, 7 chief en gineers, 19 assistant engineers, 6 special engineers and 3 joint pilots and engi neers. At Dubuque, 74 officers were li censed, including 30 masters, 15 mates, 1 first-class pilot, 16 second-class pilots and 5 chief engineers of motor vessels. The nee gain over the number of vessels in spected in 1900 at Duluth was 19. At Dubuque there was a decrease of 11. Eight lives were lost .in the fifth inspec tion district during the year. I.eHttenlnjs .Smallpox, Smallpox in the west is dying out, ac cording to the latest reports to the marine hospital service. North Dakota is free from it, and in Wisconsin, during Sep tember, there were only seventy-one cases, with three deaths, a total for the year of 164 cases and five deaths. In Min nesota, also, the smallpox situation is im proving, although there Is still a con siderable number of cases. From June 17 to Oct. 7, there have been 1,720 cases in the state. This is in comparison with some 4,000 cases during the kite winter and early spring. Duluth and Steams county are the only localities reporting, between the dates mentioned above, more than a hundred cases each. In Duluth there have been 139 cases, and In Steams county 134. The disease has been of a mild type, for only twelve deaths have occurred from it in the time named. —W. W. Jermane. HELD WITHOUT BAIL. Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24.—After hearing all tho evidence, Police Judge Schemer decided to hold Mrs. Witwer, charged with the murder of her sister, Mrs. Anna C. Pugh, to tho common pleas court without bail, 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. CZOLGOSZ TO DIE TUESDAY MORNING Body to Be Covered With Quicklime and Buried in the Old, Long Unused Prison Cemetery. This Is in the Most Fashionable Part of Auburn and Citizens Oppose Such Desecration. Nmw York Sun Special Smrvlom Auburn, N. V., Oct. 24.—1t Is under stood here that Tuesday morning next at C o'clock is the time set for the execution by electricity in Auburn prison of the as sassin of President McKinley. The assassin's relatives will not claim the body and it will be placed in a rough box, covered with quicklime and buried in the old prison cemetery on Fitch avenife, in the most fashionable part of the city. Not for years have these burial grounds been used, and the citizens do not look with favor on the interment of the as sassin's body in this city. If there is any possible way by legislation to have the body disinterred at some time in the fu ture and taken from this city, a large number of prominent residents purpose to use their best endeavors to obtaiu that end. The invitations to the twenty-six wit CHICAGO GREATLY ENRICHED Two Hundred and Thirty-five Millions Added to Taxable Property in the City. Springfield, 111., Oct. 24.—The supreme court this morning affirmed the judgment of the circuit court of Sangamon county in what is known as the Chicago teachers' tax case. This, in effect, awards a writ of mandamus against the state board of equalization to compel it to assess the capital stock, including franchises, of twenty Chicago corporations. Two hun dred and thirty-five million dollars is said to be a fairly estimated cash value of the capital stock, including franchises, over and above the value of the tangible prop erty of these corporations. The corpora tions directly affected are: Chicago City Railway company, West Chi cago Street Railway company, North Chicago Street Railroad company, Chicago Union Traction company, People's Gas Light and Coke company, Chicago Telephone company, Chicago Edison company, Chicago Consoli dated Traction company, Chicago Eleotric Transfer company, Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit company, Evanston Electric Railway company, Cicero and Proviso Street Railway company, North Chicago Electric Railway company, North Sida Electric Street Railway company, Ogden Street Railway com pany, Chicago North Shore Street Railway company, South Chicago City Railway com pany, Chicago West Division Railway com pany, Chicago Passenger Railway company, and North Chicago City Railway company. This case was instituted by the state's attorney of Sengamon county at the in stance of the Chicago Teachers' federa tion. It was for a writ of mandamus to compel the state board of equalization to assess the foregoing corporations which it was alleged had hitherto escaped taxation by the board. The court holds that the board, in assessing corporations, does not act as a board of review, but as an orig inal assessor, and that the performance of Its duty to assess the fair cash value of capital stock, including franchises, over and above the value of tangible property may be enforced by mandamus. The court says: Instead of making a proper assessment, the board arbitrarily and wilfully failed to fol low a proper and long-established rule In force in this state by refusing to take Into consideration. In making such assessments, ■the bonded indebtedness of said corporations. They also disregarded all other rules for the making of such assessments In force at the time of the filing of this petition and for the purpose of evading their duty sought to pass new rules for their government in mak ing said valuations and assessments and re fused to consider the information furnished to them by the assessor and assessed the capital stock and franchises of said corpora tions at a nominal sum instead of nt the fair cash value thereof. While it Is true that fraud will not be pre sumed and that the decision of the state board of equalization In fixing the value cf cor porate property for the purpose of taxation is quasi-judicial In its nature, still, when it is apparent to the court that every well-known rule for the valuation of capital stock, in cluding franchises, has been violated and arbitrarily disregarded by the board and such board has refused to consider the statements as to values prepared by the assessors under the statute for its use and has refused to consider Information as to the value of such corporate property submitted to it by in terested parties and has arbitrarily fixed such a grossly Inadequate sum under rules passed by it for the occasion, the court is Justified in holding that fraud in making such assess ments has been established and such pre tended assessments may be properly disre garded, and such board be coerced by the writ of mandamus to assess such property. The opinion quotes the order of the lower court as follows: .' "And it is further considered and directed by the court that' you, the said state board and members thereof, be and you are hereby commanded to convene forthwith at the cap ital building In ; the / county ■: of Sangatnon, and that you there forthwith value and assets the capital stock, including the franchise, of each ' of said companies herein named as on April 1,1900, in the manner provided by law, so as to ascertain and determine respectively as vto * each * or said ' corporations "i the " com pany's cash value •of Its capital stock, ; In cluding !- its franchise"- over - »ad abev* • the nesses to attend the execution have been issued by Warden Mead. The warden re fuses to reveal the names of any of the witnesses. Dr. John Germ, the prison physician, and possibly Dr. Carlos Mac- Donald of New York will conduct the au topsy on the body. The assassin spends much of his time la perusing the Roman Catholic literature, printed in Polish, which the Rev. T. Schadzinski of Rochester gave him. The Polish priest, as well as the Catholic chaplain of the prison, Is convinced that the doctrines of anarchy have taken too deep a root in the assassin's heart, and that It will probably be impossible to in duce htm to renounce them and embrace the religion In which he was baptized. In the opinion of these clergymen he will go to his doom without having made hia peace with his creator. assessed value of the tangible property of such company for the year 1900. "And it is further ordered that in arriving at such valuation and assessments of the capital stock, including the franchises of said companies hereinbefore named, Bald board, and each member thereof, shall, from the belt Information obtainable by it and them, ascer tain and take Into consideration, among' other things, as to each corporation as the same was on the first day of April, 1900, the market value, or if no market value, then the fair cash value of its shares of stock and the total amount of all its indebtedness ex cept the indebtedness for current expenses, excluding from such expenses that amount paid for the purchase or the improvement of property and the assessed or equalized valu ation of all tangible property of said corpo rations, respectively, on said April 1, 1900, and you are further commanded to direct the respective assessments so made to ba certi fied by the said auditor of public accounts to the county clerk of Cook county, that the taxes for all purposes thereon may be ex tended by said clerk for the year 1800. You are further commanded to make return to this court on the 12th day of June, 1901, In what manner you have complied with this order." The court does not by Its said order under take to control the discretion or judgment of the respondents In the valuation or as sessment of the capital stock, including the franchises, of said corporations. It only lays down the rules of law which govern and the methods which should be pursued by the re spondents in making such valuation assess ment. This we think proper. We have been asked by the petitioner to fix the date when a return to the writ should be made. Such order is not necessary. Under section 32 of the practice act, upon filing In the trial court a certified copy of the order of affirm ance the same will operate as a precedence, and that court will become reinvested with jurisdiction and may proceed as though no appeal had been taken. Finding no revers ible error in this record, the judgment of the circuit court will be affirmed. CONTRARY ASSESSORS They Disregard "The Only Fair and •;*,'-;'" ..■ Legal Plan." I Chicago, Oct. 24.—The tax . decision given to-day by the Illinois supreme court relates to twenty-three corporations enjoying municipal franchises. Including traction companies, gas companies and electric companies, whose total capital stock was . estimated to be worth, $378, --000,000, all of which had escaped taxation previously, and was likely to be omitted again by the state board, which adjourned last December without assessing this vast amount of property. The trial of the case was begun before Judge Thompson, in Springfield, March 23, and the decision was handed down May 2, commanding the board to reassemble June 13 and assess these corporations in ac cordance with the rules of the board In regard to the assessment of capital stock. But the board not only neglected to make the assessment, but repealed the rule* of the board on the subject, which had been In force for thirty years and had been sustained by the United 'States su preme court as the only fair and legal plan of assessment. Broad as is the sweep of this decision in itself, its logical results are much greater, as the decision, it is said, really applies just as well to railroad corporations and every other corporation in the state and may lead to the collection of back taxes. Mayor Harrison said: The decision adds $8,000,000 to the funds of the state, and of this |2,0u0,000 will come to Cook county, where the teachers started tht fight. It is now up to the board of equaliza tion to bow to the dictates of the court. On* effect it will have probably will be to squeest a lot of the "water"' out of the stock of vari ous corporations. PLAGUE OF BOX ELDER BUGS. Special to The Journal. . Winona, Minn., Oct. . 24.—Wlnona Is • over run with box > elder bugs. These little red pests • were ; never known here until, a • year ago. During the past summer they have mul tiplied ' by millions . and : are now , everywhere about . th© city., The : colder j weather lis driv ing them to shelter in house* and the houie keepers hay« ta» greatst difficulty in kttpiiif them 1 out.