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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
POINTERS FOR
PRESIDENT
He Will Confer With Senator
Aldrich To-day.
TARIFF AS A WHOLE
This Will Be Included in the Range
of Discussion.
PERMANENT COMMISSION PLAN
Large Number of ('uiiisreaameu Fa
vur Habi'iick'n Bill (or
Tariff Revision.
Hew York Sun Spmolal Smrvlam
Washington, Oct. -S.—ln line with his
policy of consulting influential members
of the senate and house of representatives
on public questions to be dealt with in his
first annual message to congress, Presi
dent Roosevelt will to-day have a consul
tation with Senator Aldrlch of Rhode Is
land, chairman of the committee ou
finance. It is not known that the presi
dent desires the advice of Mr. Aldrich oa
any particular subject, but it it. certain
that the general question of reciprocity
treaties will be of those discussed. Sena
tor Aldrich is one of the many men in
congress who have persistently opposed
the ratification of nearly all <if the treat
ies that have been so long pending in the
senate, but he has never stated that he
opposes the policy of reciprocity. He al
ways thought that the treaties negotiated
by the state department, under the special
supervision of Commissioner John A. Kas
eon, were jug-handle affairs in which very
little was obtaintd for ihe United States
for what was given away.
The senator believes that evenly bal
anced reciprocity treaties can be nego
tiated and has not gone so far as to say
Dun this would not be advisable. Presi
dent Roosevelt's Ideas arc well repre
sented in the speech he made iv Minnesota
last month in which he approved reci
procity treaties In « general way but did
not gd into details.
Whole Tin-iff Uuestlim |p.
The tariff subject as a whole, with par
. r reference to the desirability of any
lation by congress, will also be talked
over by the president and Senator Allison
to-day. The Habcock bill proposing to
remove the duties on such articles as are
manufactured more cheaply in this coun
try than abroad, finds favor among a large
number of congressmen, some of whom
have urged it in their recent conversations
■with President Roosevelt. There is an
other class of congressmen, however, who
think it would be very unwise to tinker at
all with the tariff question, believing It
to be every way more advisable to make
such tariff changes as are needed
through the medium of reciprocity treat
ies.
Another branch or the question that
has been brought to the president's atten
tion and which will be forcibly presented
to congress is the proposition for a per
manent tariff commission to which may be
referred questions relating to tariff
changes, including reciprocal conventions
with foreign countries. President Roose
velt has Kiven considerable thought to this
proposition and has been urged to recom
mend in his message that congress create
sin-h a commission.
i'hesident Rooosevelt in a'general way
favors the appointment of such a commis
sion and Senator Aldrich has often voted
in the senate for bills providing for the
creation of tariff commissions of one sort
or another. The chairman of the finance
committee is one of that influential class
of congressmen who believe in letting the
tariff alone as far as may be and he be
lieves that a permanent non-partizan tar
iff commission, if it could be composed of
the right kind of men, could rearrange the
tariff schedules when necessary with less
disturbance to the commercial interests
than is caused by the periodical enactment
of tariff laws by congress.
BEALL AFTER A FRANCHISE
Uax. -hall Manager Would Build a
M'hoiie SjMtem.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 2S.—A three-cor
nered telephone war is imminent In Sioux
City. Seven years ago an independent sys
tem was built in Sioux City to compete with
the Bell. The old line then put phones down
.Torn i."> to $:•> and $2 and $1, and matters
continued in that wise for five years. Then,
after the Bell company had lost thousands of
dollars in killing off Its competitor, the inde
pendent company sold out and phones were
put back to $3 and $3. Now A. B. Beall,
manager of the Grand opera house, and last
yt-ar manager of the Minneapolis basebali
team, has organized a $f>,ooo independent com
pany and asked the council for a franchise.
The New State Telephone company of Ode
bolt, lown. building h long-distance wire
here, has asked for a franchise, agreeing to
put in a multiple switchboard with a capaci
ty of j,O(X> subscribers. The Bell company
declares their prices will go down to $2 and
$1 If either of the new companies starte up.
YATES WOULDN'T TELL
Death of the Peeress Who Caused
His Imprisonment.
London. Oct. JS.—The Couutess of Strass
brooke, whose death has just taken place in
this country, wu the peeress who was the
< ause of the arrest of Edmund Yates, who
was the proprietor and editor of the London
AVorld. It was on her account that he was
convicted of criminal libel and sentenced to
a year's imprisonment. Yates could have
escaped the penalty by giving the name of
the writor of the libelous paragraph. This
he declined to do.. The libel in question was
to the effect that Lord Lonsdale, then, as
now, a married man, had eloped from the
Hunting Field with an unmarried girl, Lady
Grace Fane, now Countess of Londosbor
ougb. It was a paragraph for which there
was not a shadow of foundation, and which
originated in the lively imagination of the
tount?ss.
ANOTHER LA FOLLETTE PAPER.
Special to The Journal.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Oct. 28.—Chippewa
Falls is to have another daily paper. It will
be a LaFollette organ, and its editor will be
Ronald Hoyt, son of Judge William R. Hoyt,
of this city. It will make its appearance in
January.
Struck for "Better Grub"
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 28.—One of the most novel strikes on record occurred In
this county Saturday, when 140 workmen on the new Moville extension of the North
■\Veßtern railroad, struck for "better grub." They said they were perfectly satis
fied with their wages, but unless they were provided with a better bill of fare
they wouldn't turn another shovel. The foreman telegraphed to the commissary de
partment at Chicago, and when a message came that a large consignment of a good
variety of food was on the way, the men agreed to return to work.
BOARD MOST
SHOW CADSE
Quo Warranto Begun Against
Control Board.
CITED FOR THURSDAY
When It Must Justify Its Attitude
Toward Normal Schools.
EXTENSION OF TIME PROBABLE
The Action PrumUrs to Be Hard
FouKht by Both
l'artieu.
Five justices of the supreme court this
moruing heard the petition of Attorney
General Douglas and J. W. Olsen, state
superintendent of schools, and on their re
lation granted a writ of quo warranto di
rected against the state board of control.
The writ is returnable Thursday. On
ihat date tho members of the board of
control are summoned to appear "to show
by what righ or warrant you have
usurped and Intruded into, or interfered
wiih 'h . ffices, tvi.uchise, rights, func
tions, pr ana •. ties of the state
normal board."
The writ was granted a;. the date
fixed after a brief consults .vii, and was
filed with thf clerk vi the supreme court.
C. W. Somerby, assistant attorney gen
eral, served copies of the writ this aft
ernoon on Messrs. Leavitt and Lee. of the
board of control. Judge Gould is in Wl
nona, and the board members have not
decided whom to retain as counsel. They
will probably ask for an extension of time
in which to file their answer.
Test of the Writ.
The writ embodies information supplied
by J. W. Olsen, member of the state nor
mal school board, and of W. B. Douglaa,
attorney general. It recites the composi
tion of the normal board, the laws under
which it was formed, the fact that normal
schools are maintained under its author
ity at certain places, and that "by virtue
of the laws of this state" the "general
supervision, management and control" of
these institutions are vested iv this board.
The writ then proceeds:
Fifth—That notwithstanding the rights,
powers, authority and duties of the state
normal school board aforesaid and the re
spective members thereof, and of your re
lator, J. \V. Oisen, Imposed by law, the re
spondents and each thereof, pretending to act
under and pursuant to the said chapter 122,
and as if the said chapter conferred full au
thority upon it \n all flnanrlal matters of or
pertaining to the several normal schools of
this state, and to the exclusion in such re
gard of the said state normal school board,
and the members thereof respectively have,
and each of them has, wrongfully and un
lawfully usurped, intruded Into and inter
ferred with, and is now usurping, intruding
into and interfering with the respective offices
and lawful rights and duties of the said state
normal school board, and the'respeetive mem
bers thereof, aud of your relator, J. W. 01
--sen.
That said schools heretofore have been and
now are, wholly maintained by the state of
Minnesota from taxes collected upon the tax
able property of the state, together with cer
taia fees paid by students attending such
schools. That upwards of two thousand
(2,000) pupils are now in attendance at said
schools, and. each student, except those who
agree to teach in the public schools of the
statp for a period of two (2) years, Is
chained by safd normal board and pays to
the state of Minnesota, the sum of thirty
dollars (S2O) tuition per annum.
Sixth—That the said board of control of
state institutions, and the respective members
thereof, as aforesaid, have and each of them
haa '-ontinuously, ever since said Ist day of
August, claimed and maintained, and at
tempted to exercise the franchise and right
to make and execute all and every of the con
tracts necessiry to be made and executed for
the erection, repair or insurance of buildings,
erected or to be erected, for the use of the
said normal schools, or for the purchase of
all supplies of every character and descrip
tion, furnished by the state for said normal
schools, or for the employment of professors,
teachers. Janitors and other persons cmploye-d
or to be employed therein, and in connection
therewith, except as to the number of toch
ers and the salaries thereof; and in further
ance and in virtue of the right and franchise,
so continuously claimed, maintained and at
tempted to be exercised by it, as aforesaid,
the said board of control did heretofore, and
on or about the 10th day of October, 1901, de
nia.id and require of the state normal echool
board that certain policies of fire insurance
appertaining; to said normal school buildings
be surrendered to it as the lawful custodian
thereof: and did. on or about the 17th day of
August, 1901, demand and insist that a cer
tain instalment of money, amounting in the
aggregate to more than forty-eight hundred
(4,800) dollars, due upon a certain contract
duly entered into for the erection of a normal
school building at said city of Duluth, could
not lawfully be paid out of the state treasury
without the r.pproval of the said board of con
trol first given and indorsed upon the vouch
ers therefor: and did, on or about the 22d
day of August. 1901, and at other times, claim
and insist upon the right and duty to approve
and allow all and every of the payments of
salaries and other moneys due to professors,
teachers and other employes employed in and
about said normal schools, before the same
could lawfully be paid; and did, prior to Au
gust 26, 1901, seek to appoint each of the
respective presidents of the several normal
schools of the state its agent for the local
purchase of supplies for the normal school -
with which he was connected; and did, prior
to said last-named date, assert and exercise
the right to refuse the allowance of a certain
estimate for the introduction of manual train
ing into certain of said normal schools; and
did, prior to and on said last-named date, as
sort and maintain the right and duty to pre
scribe how text books and supplies should be
•furnished students attending the several said
normal schools; and did, on the last-named
date, In its written communication addressed
and transmitted to the secretary of the said
state normal school board, assert and main
tain that the law places the financial affairs
of the normal schools of the state absolutely
uader said board of control, except as to the
number of teachers and their salaries; and
did, on the 24th day of August. 1901, in its let- j
ter of that date, over the official signature of
the respondent Leavett, as chairman thereof,
MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1901.
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addressed and transmitted to the secretary of
said state normal school board, assume and
exercte-e tho right and duty to decline to ap
prove certain vouchers for the payment of
moneys on account of said Duluth normal
school; and did, in its iPtter bearing date the
26th day of August, 1901, over the official sig
nature of its chairman, addressed and trans
mitted to the secretary of said state normal
school board, assume, assert and maintain the
right and duty to exercise control over the
several normal schools of this state, as afore
said, and did therein declare its purpose to be
to require such schools to live within the ap
propriations made by the legislature for such
schools.
Now, Therefore, to the end that justice be
done, you. the said state board of control
of state institutions, and Silas W. Leavett,
William E. Lee and Ozro B. Gould, and each
of you, are hereby required and commanded
to appear before the supreme court of Min
nesota, on the 31st day of October, 1901, at
9:30 o'clock on said day, then and there to
respond to this writ by answer, plea or de
murrer, as you may be advised, and to show
by what right or warrant you and each of
you have usurped and intruded into, or inter
fered with the office^, franchises, rights,
functions, privileges and duties of the state
normal school board, and the members there
of, and of the relator, J. W. Olsen, in the
manner and to the extent as in said infor
mation it has been made to appear.
Hereof fail not.
Witness:
—Hon. Chas. If. Start.
3hief Justice of the Supreme Court of the
State of Minnesota, at St. Paul, Minn.,
this 28th day of October, 1901, by D. F.
Reese, Clerk of the Supreme Court, per
J. L. Helm, Deputy Clerk.
LANDS TO BE SAVED
Canadian Pacific Project to Irrigate
3,000,000 Acres.
DENVER MAKES THE SURVEYS
Tract Lies Between Medicine Hat
and Calgary —Sngar Factory
fur Raymond.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 28. —The greatest
irrigation project that has yet been at
tempted in the Canadian northwest has
been undertaken by the Canadian Pacific
railroad for the land between Medicine
Hat and Calgary.
George A. Anderson of Denver has made
the surveys, and estimates that 3,000,000
acres may be irrigated at a reasonable
cost and every foot of it made eompensa
torily productive. The road has decided
to irrigate at once 300,000 acres, and if
this proves satisfactory the canals will
be extended.
The experiment^ in the vicinity of Leth
bridge with sugar beets proved most suc
cessful. The percentage of sugar in the
j beets has been so large that Jesse Knight,
I the millionaire sugar manufacturer of
I Provo, Utah, has decided to erect a $200.
--i 000 factory at Raymond, a new town he
! has founded near Lethbridge. He is now
| preparing 3,000 acres of land for eultiva-
I tion for beet production. Knight and his
sons have a ranch of 32,000 acres, and
they recently purchased 60,000 head of
j sheep and 5,000 head of shorthorn cattle,
and they intend to go in for farming in
■ every branch, and will give employment
to 200 men.
About 60,000 acres of land around Ray
mond has recently been opened for set
tlement; the most of it will be devoted
I to the cultivation of sugar beets.
FOR PERJURY
Trial of Callnhan of Kidnapping
Fame Commenced.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 28.—The trial of
James Callahan began this morning before
Judge Keysor in the criminal branch of
.the district court. Callahan is charged
with perjury uttered in his testimony in
■his former trial for highway robbery and
abduction of the son of Edward A. Cud
ahy. the millionaire packing house owner.
Judge Baker granted the motion for a
change of forum and exchanged dockets
with Judge Hanecy. The latter judge
called a jury and the hearing began this
afternoon.
INCENDIARY PREACHER
Tennessee Methodist Conference Ex
pels a Member.
Nashville, Term.. Oct. 28.—The Tennes
see conference has expelled Rev. Mr.
Cherry from the ministry and membership
of the 'M. E. church south. Cherry was
charged with fraudulently collecting in
surance on personal property In the de
struction of which he is alleged to hare
been an incendiary
BIG FOG- IN LONDON.
MADLY JEALOUS
A Hot Springs, S. D. Negro
Kills His Alleged Rival
and Himself.
Special to The Journal.
Hot Springs, 8. D., Oct. 28.—nl a fit of
jealous rage last night Luther Estelle, a
colored niin, shot pM instantly killed
Clyde McMalns, a white man, and also
shot and criticaJly wounded May Berry,
a white girl.
Estelle then ran to the home of his
stepmother and shot himself, dying at
onco. All were employed at the Evans
hotel. '
McMains and the girl were visiting- to
gether on the veranda of the Evans when
Estelle rushed upon them and began
shooting. He was infatuated with the
girl and madly jealous because she gave
any attention to McMains.
MADDENING FOG '
I Consternation Among Fashionable
Dwellers of London.
London, Oct. 28.—West and Central Lon
don were enveloped Saturday night in a
black fog, which plunged the entire fash
ionable part of the city into impenetrable
darkness. The fog found its way into the
theaters and music halls, until in many
cases the stage was scarcely visible. Cabs
took refuge under the lights of public
houses and refused to move, and scores
of busses were abandoned around im
portant landmarks, their drivers not dar
ing to proceed.
The scenes about the emptying theaters
were chaotic and the cries of the con
fused and helpless people only added to
the confusion. Link boys ran about try
ing to lead fashionable equipages out of
danger, and save London a mediaeval ap
pearance. Many accidents were reported
from the Charing Cross and other hospi
tals.
'TWAS DRY FOR BEETS
Yields About Hntohi tiHOn a Great
!)isni»j»o in tm i-iit.
Special to The Journal.
Hutchinson, Minn., Oct. 28. —The beet
sugar crop tributary to Hutchinson is
nearly all In, and owing to the dry sea
son, instead of the 100 cars expected, only
33 have been shipped to the factory at St.
Louis Park. From one to three acres each
were raised this year by seventy-four
farmers, and the result has been so un
satisfactory that some will refuse to
make contracts with the beet sugar com
pany another season. Others, with whom
last year's crop was the best-paying part
of their farm, netting, some of them, as
hi«h as $35 an acre, will increase their
acreage.
DIVORCE WHILE YOU WAIT
lowa District Jndee Would Stop the
Practice.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 2S.—Judge William
Hutchinson of the district court put an end
Saturday to Sioux City's reputation as a
divorce mill by announcing that no more
"ready made" divorces would be allowed.
A system had come in vogue here by which
either of a couple agreeing to a divorce
could bring a petition into court, with origi
nal notice and notice by filing waived, and
with default of defendant, and would walk
out of court with their divorce decree fifteen
minutes after it had been petitioned. Judge
Hutchinson said that, while the practice was
technically legal, he didn't want the Sioux
City courts to have the reputation of grant
ing divorces to all comers while they waited.
DEMOCRATIC COMBINE
Herald and Telegraph of Dubuqnc
I'nder One Management,
Dubuque, lowa, Oct. 28. —The Dubuque
Herald and Dubuque Telegraph, both
democratic papers of long standing, have
been consolidated and appear as the Telo
graph-Herald. P. J. Quigley, manager
of the Telegraph, becomes manager of the
new paper, and Colonel C. D. Ham, mana
ger of the Herald, secretary. John Ell
wanger. a prominent business man, is
president, and W. C. Luther of the Tele
graph, vice president. The policy of the
paper will continue democratic. The
capitalization Is $160,000. The Herald was
founded in 1836 and the Telegraph in 1871.
HILL IS TOO BUSY
Black Hills Line Waiting for His
Attention.
WORK WAS TO BEGIN ERE THIS
Line Projected an an Imlependc
Koad, bat Finally Came Under
Hill's Influence.
Delay in the completion of the pre
liminaries for the construction of the new
line to the Black Hills from Aberdeen,
through Pierre, to Rapid City and other
Hills points is said to be due to the delay
in completing the working details of the
Burlington deal.
While the new line was begun as a
project independent of all other systems,
it was later announced that one of the
big northwestern systems had become in
terested and stood ready to purchase the
road as soon as it was completed. It was
also understood that in the sale of the
bonds and other preliminaries some of the
bigger elements in the railroad world
would assist the new line to the Hills.
So far had these negotiations proceeded
that the promoters were confident that
the first installment of cash would be
ready several weeks ago.
The report is now current that President
J.J.Hill, of the Great Northern, is the man
interested in the project and that the
plans formed several months ago by the
promoters tended to make the new line
a part of the Great Northern, Northern
Pacific and Burlington combination. The
Burlington already taps the Hills country
but the new line would give the Morgan-
Hill system the prestige in the immense
business which sooner or later must find
its way from western South Dakota to the
twin cities. The Great Northern would
furnish the eastern connection at Aber
deen and had already promised excellent
traffic connections from the start. This
would have interfered with the plans of
the Milwaukee and the North-Western sys
tems on the traffic of western South Da
kota. The Great Northern, Northern Pa
cific, and Burlington deal can be improved
upon from President Hill's standpoint
and pending the settlement of the bigger
questions some of the smaller ones like
the new air line to the Hills are held in
abeyance.
LIND AS AN ARBITRATOR
TO HELP SETTLE PLUMBERS' HOW
The Main Point at Issne Is the Dis
position of Imported
Men.
The controversy between the plumbers'
union and the building trades council on
the one side and Messrs. Kelly and Wll
kins, the seceding members of the master
plumbers' association, on the other, will
be officially passed upon by the board of
arbitration selected for that duty next
Wednesday. The board consists of W. C.
Edgar, editor of the Northwestern Miller,
Louis Hansen, state organizer of the state
federation of labor, and former president
of the woodworkers' union, and president
of the Trades and Labor Council, and
former Governor John Lind. Mr. Edgar
was the choice of the two master plumbers
and Mr. Hansen was selected by the build
ing trades council. The two this morning
agreed upon John Lind as the third man
and the latter promptly accepted the task.
The main point for the board to decide
is the fate of the non-union men brought
into the city by Messrs. Kelly and Wilkins
and now in their employ.
The plumbers' union demands that they
be discharged and men from their own
ranks be employed in their places. In
view of the fact that the two firms have
guaranteed their imported men work for
the whole of the present season they in
sist that it is impossible to grant this
concession.
CLAIMS SETTLED
United State* Gets £0,000 Compel-
nation In South Africa.
London, Oct. 28.—At the resumption of
the sitting of the South African compen
sation, commission to-day Major General
Sir John C. Ardagh, on behalf of the gov
ernment, announced that all claims of
foreign countries had been settled diplo
matically, as follows: ,
The United States, £6,000; Austria; £15,000;
Germany,".; £30,000;,: Russia, £4,100; Italy,
£12,000; Spain, v £150; Sweden and Norway,'
£I,ooo;.Switzerland, £250; Belgium, £800.V,;.
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
IILLMAN'S
PITCHFORK
It Is to Be Turned Against
President Roosevelt.
ROOSEVELT IS EEADY
South Carolina Appointment the
Bone of Contention.
ARMY POST AT FORT SNELLING
Formidable Objections to the Pro
poned Location of One
at That Point.
»*%!* Th* Journal Bureau. Room di, r—t
Building. Wmehinaton.
Washington, Oct. 28.—President Roose
velt has already drawn up the articles, as
the matchmakers would say, for a merry
little fight with the senate early in the
session—at least as much of a fight as
Senator Tillman of South Carolina <fn
give him. Southern democrats here first
announce the news. The fun will start
when the appointment of George E. Koes
ter for collector of internal revenue, made
by the president a few days ago, is taken
up for confirmation, and with Senator
Tillman as a principal it goes without say
ing that the fight will be a merry one.
The office of collector of internal reve
nue is the best paying one in South Caro
lina. Had the president appointed auy
republican of even passing respectability
Tillman would have acquiesed. It is a
republican administration and no demo
crat has license to kick if the president
appoints only republicans to office. That
is the philosophical way that Tillman
views it. But when the president appoints
a gold democrat to the best office in the
state upon the recommendation of Till
man's colleague in the senate, a colleague
who was elected as a democrat but who
only last summer was read out of the
party by the South Carolina democratic
state committee, that is another thing.
Senator Tillman is a pretty good hater
and there U said to be no man in the state
that he hates like this particular col
league—Senator McLaurin. The latter in
the last congress supported practically all
of the more important administration
measures and is a representative of the
new progressive element of the south that
would discard the cherished traditions of
that section and accept new ideas with
the promptness of the north. President
Roosevelt is in sympathy with this new
element and he likes McLauren.
The way Senator TiHman proposes to
go about it is to work the senatorial cour
tesy racket. Senatorial courtesy means
throwing down a man named by the presi
dent for an office when the senator from
'that state'ln wmeh the appointee flvea
submits that confirmation would be offen
sive to him. Not that Koester himself is
offensive,) but he became so because Mc-
Lauren asked to have him appointed. It
is a racket that has worked all right on
past occasions regardless of the politics
of the senator working it; but it may fail
with Tillman.
OBJECTIONS Adjutant General Cor
bin authorizes the state-
TO FORT ment that it will be a
number of weeks before
SNELLING the war department gets
around to the question of
the selection of four army posts in accord
ance with the plans of .the secretary of
war for having regular and systematic in
struction given the regulars and state
troops in field maneuvers. "This subject
is at the bottom of a long list of business
which Secretary Root has before him,"
said General Corbin, "and he will not
reach U soon. The secretary was away
for a long time on account of illness, and
the accumulation of important business,
which has been very large, must first re
ceive attention. It is not known what
posts will be selected. This will prol>^
ably be left to the commanders of the sev
eral military departments of the coun
try, who will be asked to make recommen-
In this connection it should be said, for
the benefit of those who are booming Fort
Snelling for one of the four places, that
the war department will probably in
struct the department commanders that
only those posts which are located on the
larger military reservations will be eli
gible for selection. It is conceded that
Fort Ripley, in Kansas, will be one of
them, for the reservation there contains
thirty-one square miles of territory, which
is sufficient for the operation of a large
force. The friends of Fort Snelling may
very easily determine whether it will be
eligible under the instructions which the
war department is to issue to the depart
ment commanders. Its reservation eni-
braces 1,531 acres, or not quite two square
miles and a half, and cannot be enlarged.
Then, again, the war department wants
these four posts located favorably with
reference to long continued out door work.
It is hinted here, although nothing offi
cial has yet been said, that Fort Snell
ing is rather too far north. The summers
are too short for the purpose which the
department has in mind. As the matter
is understood here, it is the intention of
the secretary of war to begin field maneu
vers at each of the four posts to be se
lected as early in the season as possible,
rapidly replacing each detachment of reg
ulars and state troops with fresh detach
ments, and carrying the work from April
until late in November. By crowding and
stretching the work over y period of eight
months annually a.t each post, it has been
figured that once a year every regiment
of regulars and state troops can be given
the exercise and drill which the depart
ment thinks so necessary.
These objections to the selection of
Fort Snelling are not pointed out with a
view to discouraging the northwest, or to
influencing the action of the board which
will make the final selection. This selec
tion will be made on the merits of the
case in each instance, and there will be no
chance anywhere for ,the operation of a
political "pull."
It will be well for the friends of Fort
Snelling, however, to understand that
there are substantial objections to Its se
lection as one of the four posts, and that
while ultimately these objections may be
overcome, at present they appear to be
quite formidable. Everything, however,
will rest with the board of department
commanders, and as the board will nat be
appointed for several weeks to come, it
is perhaps idle to pursue the subject fur
ther at present in the newspapers.
FEARS FOR In republican circles
here It is feared that the
MARYLAND. Booker T. Washington
incident may have an ef
fect on the Maryland election. That state
is busy electing a legislature which will
choose a member of the United States
senate to succeed George L. Wellington.
The state has been republican, both sena
tors from there being of that persuasion.
The state was brought into the republican
ranks by the vote of the gold democrats.
But now that the silver issue is dead,
Continued on Second Page.
DEATH CHAIR
IS PREPARED
The Last Day of President
McKinley's Murderer.
ON EVE OF COLLAPSE
He Will Probably Have to Be Car-
ried to the Chair.
WRETCHEDEST STATE POSSIBLE
CzolgOHZ Will Die To-morrow and
His Body Be .Cremated
, In Buffalo.
Mmw York Sun Sometmf Smi-v/om
Auburn, N. V., Oct. 28.—With no more
feeling than an animal, the strange wretch
that killed President McKinley slumbered
in his cell last night less than thirty-six
hours from eternity. He evidenced no
interest in anything that transpired
around him in the death-house yesterday.
He saw no persons other than the guards
who watched his every move. He did not
utter twenty words during the entire day.
He ate but little of the extra food brought
him. He did not ask to see the brother
who had come from Cleveland at his re
quest. His sole indication of interest was
at the noise made by the executioner in
the chamber of death twenty-five feet
from where he sat in sullen silence.
It was just before his dinner was
brought. He had been sitting for three
hours without saying a word. Clarenca
Egnor, another condemned man who oc
cupied the next cell to him, was reading
aloud from one of the prison books. Sud
denly there came the sound of a hammer
and the voices of men moving in the death
chamber.' It was State Electrician Davis,
the legal executioner, the twist of whose
hand has sent twenty-seven murderers to
their death. Davis, with an assistant,
w^s testing the apparatus, arranging the
death chair to his satisfaction and con
necting the wires. As he gave directions
Egnor stopped reading and said to the
guard in front of his cell: "They're get
ting the chair ready, ain't they?"
< kolk'omz In Interested.
. The guard made no reDly, but the ques
tion aroused the wretch in the cell next
to him. He got up and paced the eight
foot from door to wall feverishly, s--at down
again and then walked or rather stag
gered to the door. The guard came to
the grating.
"Well," he said, "what's the matter?"
"Nothing," said the assassin doggedly.
"I thought I heard .something."
The guard made no reply. The assassin,
hanging on the door, looked moodily out at
the outside wall. He said nothing for a
minute.
"What do you want?' asked the guard,
"Anything?"
"No," stammered the assassin, not look
ing up. "I thought I heard something that
was all, that was all."
"What was it? What did he mean?
What did he mean; that man in there?"
"He said they were getting the chair
ready," said the guard.
The assassin staggered away from the
door and the other condemned man heard
a moan as he sank back on his couch. He
had to be called twice before he obeyed
the command from the guard to eat his
dinner. He ate. sparingly and smoked only
an inch or so of the cigar which was
handed to him.
Davis and his assistants were occupied
in preparing for the execution of the as
sassin for an hour, Davis, who is a wiry
little man with a mustache, was very
business-like in making his report to the
deputy warden. He said: "Everything is
all ready."
His work consisted of comparing the
measurements of the assassin to see if any
changes were necessary. He found that
no changes would be required.
'Won't Be a. Loug Job.
He said: "As far as I am concerned,
everything is ready. It won't be a long
Job."
Davis did not see the assassin. He will
not see him until he is led or dragged
from his cell to the death chair on Tues
day morning. An extra battery waa
brought by Davis and will be placed in
position to-morrow. Every precaution
will be taken to make the work of ex
termination as swift and certain as pos
sible. The officials of the prison think
that within three minutes from the time
the assassin is brought from his cell the
current of electricity will be turned on
and he will be a dead man. They do not
anticipate any scene in the death cham
ber. He will not attempt to make a:
speech, as he told his brother yesterday
he would make, unless he rallies from
the state of collapse into which he hat
sunk. The guards believe he will not
realize his proximity to death until he
has been strapped in the death chair.
From his condition to-day it is not prob
able that he will revive sufficiently to
attempt a harangue.
No attempt will be made to brace him
up for the ordeal by administering stim
ulants. Some of the men who have been
sent to the death chair have been given
drugs or whisky. The wretch who killed
President McKinley will not be given
either. If he collapses In such a manner
that he is unable to walk from his cell
to the death chair, he will be carried b>
the guards, strapped in the chair of death
and the current turned on.
The orders to the warden are to make
the execution as expeditious as possible.
The brother of tlie assassin will be per
mitted to see him to-morrow. He will
make a last attempt to induce the as
sassin to make a more complete confes
sion than he made to the Buffalo authori
ties.
The brother and the priest, Father
Fudzinsi, who saw the assassin last week,
will be the only persons admitted to the
assassin's cell to-day, unless his condi
tion becomes such as to require the
services of a physician.
Priest on Hand Attain.
Father Hyacinthe Fulizinki of Buffalo,
who visited the assassfn laa-t Friday, was
with him for nearly an hour last even
ing. After leaving the prison he said
that the assassin was In a better frame of
mind and that he was disposed to accept
consolations. He would not say, however,
that the assassin had repented. Said the
priest:
He has admitted that if he had his life to
live over he would be a different fellow. I
have strong hopes for him.
Father Fudzinksi said that the prisoner
was in a morbid, highly nervous state, so
paralyzed with fear that he is in a semi
stupor which gives him an appearance of
Indifference. He volunteers It as his per
sonal belief that the assassin was on the
verge of collapse and would be carried to
the death chair. Father Fudzinski said be
would offer his services and hoped they
would be accepted. "He is a strange
product, a puzzle," said the priest.
All the details for the execution are
complete. The death warrant will be
read to the assassin In bis cell ibis a*t«r-

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