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Disastrous Engagement With Boers
in the Transvaal.
Gallant Col. Benson One of the
Flfty-aeven Who Are
London, Nov. 2.—Lord Kitchener has
reported to the war office a disaster to
the British near Bethel, eastern Trans
vaal, in which tjvo guns were lost, sev
eral officer? killed or wounded, and fifty
four men killed and 160 wounded.
Tbe following is the text of Lord
Kitchener's dispatch, dated Pretoria,
Nov. 1:
"I have just heard of a severe attack
made on the rear guard of Colonel Ben
eon's column, when about twenty miles
northwest of Bethel, near Brokenl&agte,
during a tMrk mist.
"The strength of the enemy is reported
to have been 1.000. They rushed two guns
with the rear guard, but It is uncertain
whether they were able to remove them.
"I fear our casualties were heavy. .Col
onel Benson was wounded, but not aevere
'v. A relieving column will reach him
JS^s morning."
Later Lord Kitchener telegraphed as fol
lows .
"Colonel Barter, who marched from the
constabulary line yesterday, reached Ben
son's column early this morning (Friday)
unopposed. He reports that Colonel Ben
son died of his wounds.
"The other casualties are the follow
ing- Killed —Colonel E. Guinnes, Major
F. D. Murray, Captains M. W. Lindsay
and F. T. Thorould, Lieutenants E. V. I.
Brooks and R. E. Shepherd, and Second
Lieutenant A. J. Corlett. Died of his
wounds, Captain Eyre Lloud."
Lord Kitchener then gives the names
of thirteen other officers who were wound
ed, most of them severely, and announced
that 54 noncommissioned o.Tlcors and nien
■were killed and 160 wounded, adding that
four of the latter have since died of their
wounds. The dl&patch then says:
"I assume that the fro'guns have been
recovered and the enemy has withdrawn,
but I have no further details.
"I deeply regret the. loss of Colonel
Benson and the other officers and men
who fell with him. In Benson the* service
loses a most jcallant and capable officer,
who Invariably led his column with
marked success and judgment.
"The fighting was at very close quar
ters and maintained with determination
by both sides. The enemy suffered heavi
ly, but I have not yet received a reliable
"The Boers retired east."
Colonel Benson had been for some time
operating in the vicinity of Bethel, which
is northeast of Standerton. He surprised
a Boer laager Oct. 22, near Trichards
fontein, taking thirty-seven prisoners.
Three days later, according to Lord
Kitchener's report at the time, after a
long night march, the commandoes under
Grobelaar and Erasmus "heavily attacked
Benson's rear guard and Hanks ut Yzir
varkfontein, but were easily driven
Whether this was the attack which re
sulted so disastrously or whether the
Boers, who had been repulsed, took ad
vantage of the mist to renew the attack
is still unexplained. Lord Kitchener does
not give the date of the Bethel engage
Lord Kitchener reports that three addi
tional officers were killed and that two
more were wounded during the attack on
Colonel Benson's command.
Dispatches Kept Quiet Because They
Would Reveal Secrets.
London, Nov. 2. —The exact terms in
which. General Buller, who continues to
monopolize conversation in England, ad-
Tiaed General White to surrender Ltuly
•mith, are not yet published, nor are they
likely to be in the near future. The Na
tional Review's version of the message,
■while correct in substance, is incorrect
textually. The war office is blamed for
*llowing a libel to be circulated on the
man it has already so severely disciplined;
but, as a matter of fact, the question of
the publication of all the dispatches relat
ing to General Buller's attempt to relieve
Lady-smith has now passed out of War
Secretary Broderick's hands and will
shortly be dealt with by the cabinet.
Lord Raglan, the under secretary for
■war, pointed out to a representative of the
press that it would be eminently unfair
to publish this one dispatch, which has so
much stirred up General Buller, his crit
ics and the country, without publishing
other's which are vital to an understand
ing of the one of which the national con
troversy hinges. To publish the hundreds
of messages now on file at the war office
bearing directly on the subject, means re
vealing to the public secrets not intended
to be made known and the implication
of persons who have so far escaped any
odium. It is probable that the war of
fice will take absolutely no action in
the matter until parliament reassembles,
■when an official paper will be ready to
answer the request, which is sure to be
made, to publish the dispatches placed
•before the house of commons. General
Buller so far has not asked that this be
done, and the official view of the case is
that he is not likely to take any such
•tep. The agitation in favor of General
Buller does not disturb the officials of
Pall Mall, and with the exception of a
few parliamentary passages at arms they
expect it will blow over, as did the retire
ment of General Colville.
'Phuue Situation at Sioux City Be
gins to Clear I'p.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Nov. 2.—A. B. Beall,
president of the Northwestern Telephone
company, last year manager of the Min
neapolis baseball team, Charles G. Cock-
Brill of Jefferson, president of the New
State Telephone company, held a confer
ence in Sioux City yesterday, with the re
sult that the two Independent companies
agreed not to enter into competition with
Mr. Beall. He will proceed to put in an
exchange in Sioux City and the Independ
ent companies will give him toll wires all
over the state. 4
Wire fences were in limited use in the
neighborhood of Philadelphia as far back
as 1816.
The cause exists in the blood, in
What causes inflammation of the
mucous membrane.
It is therefore impossible to cure
the disease by local applications.
It is positively dangerous to neg
lect it, because it always affects
the stomach and deranges the
general health, and is likely to
■develop into consumption.
Many have been radically'and permanently
cured by Hood's Sarsapwilla. It cleanses the
blood and has a peculiar alterative and tonic
effect. R. Lone. California Junction. lowa,
writes: "I had catarrh three years, lost my
appetite and could not sleep. My head pained
me and I felt bad all over. I took Hood's
Sarsaparilla and now have a {rood appetite.
sleep well, and have no symptoms of catarrh."
Hood's Sarsaparilla
}*romises to cure and keeps the
p omise. It is better not to put off
tn*tment —buy Hood's today,
Medical Experts Report on the
Assassin's Case.
CzoltfONX (uulil Read aud Write Well
and Wan Sane Beyond
Buffalo, N. V., Nov. 2.—Doctors Fowler,
Crego and Putnam, the specialists who
were requested by District Attorney Pen
ny to examine into the mental condition
of Leon P. Czolgosz, have made their re
port, in which they state as the result of
the examination of Czolgosz and the re
ports of his watchers and of his behavior
in court, that they have "concluded that
he was saiie at the time he planned the
murder, when he shot the president and
when he was on trial."
His first examination was but a few
hours after tjie commission of the crime
and while he was still uninformed of the
fate of his victim. During the three ex
aminations, Czolgosz answered questions
unhesitatingly. After that, however, he
became more cautious aud less communi
cative. He had a common school educa
tion, the reports, say, and read and wrote
well. During the first day's examination
he said he planned killing the president
three or four days after he came to Buf
falo. The report then recites, in Czol
gosz' own words, the assassin's story of
the murder of President McKinley. It
The sanity of Czolgosz was held from the
history -of his life as it came from him. He
had been sober, industrious and law abiding.
Till he was 21 he was a believer in the gov
ernment and the religion of his fathers. After
he cast his first vote he made the acquain
tance of anarchistic leaders. In a short time
he, adopted their theories. He was consistent
in his adherence to anarchy. He did not be
lieve in government, therefore he refused to
vote. He did not believe in marriage, because
he did not believe in law. He killed the
president because he was a ruler, and Czol
gosz believed, as ho was taught, that all
rulers were tyrants; that to kill a ruler
would benefit the people. He refused a lawyer
because he did not believe in law, lawyers
or courts.
We come to the conclusion that in the hold
ing of these views Czolgosz was sane, be
cause these opinions were formed gradually
under the influence of anarchistic leaders and
propagandists. In Czolgosz they found a
willing and intelligent tool; one who had
the courage of his convictions, regardless of
personal consequences. The most careful
questioning failed to discover any hallucina
tions of sight or hearing. He had received
no special command; he did not believe he
had been specially chosen to do the deed.
He always spoke of his motive for the crime
as duty; he always referred to the anar
chist's belief that the killing of rulers was
a duty. He never claimed that the idea of
killing was original with him, but that the
method of accomplishing his purpose was
his, because he had not systematized delusions
reverting to self, and because he was in cx
i eptlonally g>ood condition and had an un
broken record of good health. His capacity
for labor had always been good and equal
to that of his fellows. These facts all tend
to prove that the man had au unimpaired
mind. He had false beliefs, the result of
false teaching and not the result of disease.
He was not to be classified as a degenerate,
because we do not find the stigmate of de
generation. Physically he had not a history
of cruelty, or of perverted tastes and habits.
He was the product of anarchy, salic and re
Young Rose of Faribault Wearies of
Driving Circus Stakes.
Charlotte, X. C, Officials Took Him
In and Helpei^Hlm to
Start .North.
Special to The Journal.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 2.—A glad prodi
gal started home from here yesterday. He
is Francis M. Rose, Jr., who left for Fari
bault, Minn. He is a son of Dr. F. M.
Rose, a physician of that city, and a
grandson of Bishop Whipple.
A month ago Rose ran away from Am
herst college and joined Sells Brothers'
circus. He remained some weeks with
the circus as a common laborer, then left
and lived the life of a tramp. He arrived
in this city last Wednesday night.
Rose appeared at the police station in
the early part of the night and begged
to be allowed to lie down for a few hours'
rest. He was put in one of the cells and
slept soundly until awakened by the turn
key at 10 p. m. When told he must leave
the station he walked to the door, hesi
tated and then began weeping.
"Man, can't you see that I am sick?"
said he. "I have been living the life of a
dog, haven't a cent, and if you turn me
out of here I shall die."
The condition of the young man was so
pitiable the turnkey gave him a night's
lodging and sent for the city physician.
Rose then revealed his identity and asked
that the turnkey telegraph to his father
for money.
His statement was not credited at first,
as he was dressed in cheap, dirty overalls
and looked downcast and haggard. The
turnkey finally sent a collect telegram,
and, as well as the rest' of the police
force, was surprised at the reply. Dr.
Rose telegraphed from Faribault that
money for his son had been sent to the
First National bank here. The police got
the money by calling at the bank.
The next day two telegraphic orders
for money came for young Rose, and a
telegram said additional money would be
sent by mail.
After spending a night at the police
statiop Rose was taken to a hotel, where
he remained, until he was able to travel.
Although in his twenty-second year,
Rose said he never had a fondness for
school life and had left one or two col
leges before his entrance at Amherst. The
circus tempted him to leave Amherst and
seek glamor and tinsel. He was bitterly
disappointed from the first.
He had never done anything but go to
school and 6pend money, and the circus
people cast upon him the ignomy of driv
ing stakes in the ground and carrying
water to the animals. According to his
own statements, his humiliation was in
tense. At Lynchburg he sickened of the
circus and crawled into an empty box car,
going south.
Hereafter « oinpanieo Will Be In-
speeted In Camp.
Adjutant General Libbey has decided to
do away with winter inspections of the
national guard. Hereafter the companies
will only be inspected in camp.
The engineering corps will be divided
into three sections next year, one going
into camp with each infantry regiment
Chicago, Nov. 2.—Rev. Jeremiah Crowley
to-day entered suit in the superior court
for $50,000 against the Rev. Francis J.
Barry, chancellor of the Catholic archdio
cese of Chicago. The suit is the outgrowth
of Father Crowley's recent excommuni
cation and expulsion from the church, fol
lowing charges which he maed against
Father Muldoon, then about to be conse
crated as a bishop.
During the first half of this year 261
textile mills were built, of which 143 were
cottou, 63 knit goods and 25 miscellaneous.
Washington, Nov. 2—President Roosevelt to-day
issued his proclamation fixing Thursday, Nov. 28, as a
day of national Thanksgiving. It follows:
The season is nigh when, according to the time
hallowed custom of our people, the president appoints a
day as the especial occasion for praise and thanksgiving
to God.
This thanksgiving finds the people still bowed with
sorrow for the. death of a great and good president. We
mourn President McKinley because we so loved and
honored him; and the manner of his death should
awaken in the breasts of our people a keen anxiety for
the «ountry, arid at the same time a resolute purpose
not to be driven by any calamity from the path of strong,
orderly, hopeful liberty, which as a nation we have thus
far safely trod.
Yet, in spite of this great disaster, it is neverthe
less true that no people on earth have such abundant
cause for thanksgiving as we have. The past year in
particular has been one of peace and plenty. We have
prospered in things material and have been able to work
for our own uplifting in things intellectual and spir
itu~l. Let us remember that as much has been given
v much will be expected from us, and that true hor
n from the heart as well as from the lips and
shows its«lf in deeds. We can best prove our thank
fulness to the Almighty by the way in which on this
earth and at this time each of us does his duty to his
Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, president
of the United States, do hereby designate as a day of
general thanksgiving, Thursday, the 28th of this pres
ent November, and do recommend that throughout the
land the people ceas« from their wonted occupations,
and at their several homes and places of worship
reverently thank the Oliver of all good for the countless
blessings on our national life.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand amd caused the seal of the United States to
be affixed.
DONE AT the city of Washington this
second day of November in the year of Our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and one
and of the Independence of the United
States, the one hundred and twenty-sixth.
By the President:
—■*••- Secretary of State.
Natiouul Review's Striking Advo
eftcy of One.
. -London. Nov/ 2. —A striking . ar
tide advocating an alliance between
England and Russia appears .'.in
the November number ot~ the National
■Review. It is the Joint contribution of
writers, not only thoroughly informed up- ;
on the subject, but on intimate terms
with members of the cabinet.
The keynote is distrust of Germany,
whose hostile acts are dwelt upon, and
desire to deprive her of a powerful, pos
sible ally in case of war with England,
which there Beema to be a strong suspic
ion that Germany Is meditating, perhaps
This note of defiance is sounded at the
conclusion of the article:
"This navy bill in Germany was car
ried through with the avowed object of
creating a navy which would be able to
keep the North sea clear. We have no
intention of clearing out of the North
sea or out of any other sea.
"We seek no quarrel with any power,
but if Germany thinks it her interest to
force one upon us we shall not shrink
from the ordeal, even should she appear
in the lists with Prance and. Russia as
her allies.
"Germans would, however, do well to
realize that If England is driven to it,
England) will strike home.
"Close to the foundations of the Ger
man empire, which has hardly emerged
from its artificial stage, there exists a
powder magazine such as is to be found
in no other country, viz.: Social democ
racy. In the case of a conflict with
Great Britain misery would be caused
to large classes of the German popula
tion, produced by the total collapse, of
subsidized industries, far-reaching com
mercial depression, financial collapse
and a defective food supply might easily
make that magazine explode."
These suggestions for an Anglo-Russian
understanding are submitted:
"1. —With regard to the near east the
basis would be that while Russia ab
stained from any attempt to Interfere
with the status quo in Egypt, we should
frankly recognize that the fulfilment of
what Russia regards as her historic mis
sion in the Balkin peninsula conflicts
with no vital British interests, and that
in Asiatic Turkey wo should) abstain
from favoring the development of Ger
man schemes of expansion.
"2. —iWith regard to Persia and Central
Asia, we might offer Russia our co
operation in the development of railway
communication between the Caspian and
the Persian gulf, and in securing for her
a commercial outlet on the gulf in re
turn for an undertaking on the part of
Russia to respect the political status quo
along the shores of the gulf, and to
recognize our protectorate over Afghan
"3. —With regard to the far east the
queation is necessarily more complicated,
as Japan would have to be taken into
the counsels of the two empires and a
basis of agreement arrived at which would
satisfy her as well as Russia and Great
Britain. As far as Japan is concerned,
such a basis might be found in the recog
nition by Russia and England of the Jap
anese claim to an exclusive sphere of in
fluence in Corea. Japan would presuma
bly in return for this concession, have no
objection to a former agreement under
which Great Britain would recognize Rus
sia's claim to regulate her political and
commercial position in Manchuria and
Mongolia by direct negotiation with China,
and Russia would in like manner recog
nize Great Britain's claim to regulate in
the same way her political and commer
cial position in the Yangtse valley, each
power binding itself to give no support
in those regions to the enterprise of any
other power. With regard to all other
questions in China, Great Britain, Rus
sia and Japan would agree to take no steps
without mutual consultation."
Stop* the CoDgh
and Workt O« the Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablets cure a cold
in one day. No cure, no .pay. . Price 25 centa.
Anarchistic Tragedy in a Theater
Munich, Nov. 2.—There was a sensational affair at Odeon Hall last evening. Just
before the commencement of a concert there, a man named Hoffman began firing a
revolver at the people in the auditorium, wounding two of them. He then killed him
self. Hoffman, who was a sculptor's assistant, cam« from Naustadt, Baden. Anarchist
literature was found in his pockets.
They Are Leaving- France for Eng
llttk Inland*. -
London. Nov. 2.—England is getting
frightened^ again over Jesuitism. Al
ready ova#23o monasteries flourish in
different parts of ihe country, repre
senting some fifty monkish orders,
whose numbers have been swelled within
the past two weeks by the hundreds of
monks and nuns who have left France on
account of the new associations law and
have come to England to take up their old
life amid new surroundings.
About eighty of these, mostly of the
Carmelite order, having arrived on the
Island of Jersey from St. Malo, are en
deavoring to buy several old manors
there to be turned into monasteries and
cenvents; a large company of Benedic
tines, choosing the Isle of Wight as their
home for the future, already have recom
menced their monastic life in a pictur
esquely situated old school building near
Cowes, and over a hundred others, who
came direct to London, are leaving to join
different branches of their orders already
established throughout the country.
The associations law, winch went into
effect in France on the 25th of last mouth
and is the immediate cause of this exo
dus, was framed and passed by the anti-
Clerical party. Its provisions oblige mon
asteries and convents not only to submit
to government inspection of all their af
fairs, but to pay heavy taxes as well, and
these monks and nuns have preferred to
leave the country rather than submit.
In Jersey th© newcomers proposed to set
up schools andi teach the children, as they
did in France. This part of their program
has stirred up a good deal of hostile feel
ing in the island, and it is possible that
the monks will not be allowed to buy land
there for fear that anti-British sentiment
might be "fostered" among the large for
eign population.
The Benedictines, who have settled at
Cowes, have, however, encountered no op
position. In their new and severely plain
home, hidden away in a nest of trees on a
hillside—the site, oddly enough, 01! a Bene
dictine monastery back in the middle
ages—they are living a true monastic ex
istences, rising for matins at 4in the morn
ing and holding different religious services
almost continuously during the day, the old
monks studying the Scriptures while the
lay brothers attend to the domestic wofk
—all fasting every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday.
Besides this monastery, there lately has
been found at Cowes a convent also for
Benedictines Sisters who have forsaken
their abbey Solesmes. Among them is no
less a person than the Dowager Duchess of
Braganza, widow of Don Miguel, the Por
tuguese pretender, who has been a mem
ber of this order for years.
Special to The Journal.
Northfield, Minn., Nov. 2.—The Carle
ton-Cornell debate' Is now assured.
Carleton yesterday sent to Cornell her
choice of sides on the queetion, "Should
United States Senators Be Elected by
Direct Vote of the People?" Carleton
will support the affirmative on Feb. 27
next. Ter team Is composed of Messrs
Burnquist, Crowe and Edwards, with A.
E. Fath as substitute. All the men are
experienced in literary work.
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich., Nov. 2.—X. Asano, a
Japanese nobleman of Tokio, is in the
copepr country inspecting the mines. He
is consulting chemist and engineer of the
famous Puru Kawa Copper company,
which owns the richest mines in the
orient. —Advices have been received by
the local committee of the Upper Penin
sula Whist League that all towns in
northern Michigan which belong to the
association will send large delegations.
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Conflicting Elements of Feeling
Among London People.
Joy of lIos:i-.(.'(iinli)K Marred l»y the
M«wa ot UiaaHter in South
London, Nov. 2.—The cheers that greet
ed the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and
York to-day as they passed, on their re
turn from their world tour, through the
crowded streets of London were inter
mingled with .the shrill cries of the news
boys shouting, "Terrible disaster in
South Africa." Beneath the jubilation on
the safe arrival of the heir apparent,
there existed a keen under-current of
grief and anger over the defeat of Col
onel Benson's column.
Of the thousands who lined the route
from Victoria station to Marlborough
house, many were personally concerned
in the 236 British casualties incurred in
this latest reverse, and while the duke
and duchess were welcomed back with
great heartiness, the crowds could not
shut fffelr eyes to the mocking contrast
between .the pageant and the serious.
Barring this unfortunate coincidence the
ceremonies passed off excellently.
Shipa Gaily Adorned.
The king and his reunited family bade
farewell to Portsmouth to the strains of
the naval bands. All the ships In the
harbor were gaily dressed. The royal
train arrived at Victoria railroad station
at 12:56 p. m. Immense crowds of people
gathered there to welcome the royal
party. Brilliancy was given to the scene
by the gay uniforms of the Coldstream
Guards, who, with scores of policemen,
guarded the depot. All the way to Marl
borough house ,the route was -well lined
and several parts were profusely decor
ated, colonial colors being particularly
noticeable, while the stars and stripes
and the Spanish flag were also frequently
seen. There were 4,000 troops on duty.
At Victoria station the colonial agents
presented an address to .the Duke of
Cornwall and York, who replied in much
the same terms he used earlier in the day
at Portsmouth, when he dilated on the
enjoyment he had derived from his trip
and his gladness at seeing his native land
again after his deeply interesting jour
ney, at every plont of which he had been
profoundly impressed by .the universal
declaration of loyalty to the throne.
Addretta by the King.
The agents general of the colonies also
presented an address ta the king, who
handed them this written reply:
I thank you for your loyal and dutiful
address on the return of my beloved son and
daughter from their visit to distant parts of
my realm. It was not without natural anx
iety and hesitation that I sanctioued the de
parture of the heir apparent to my throne
on a voyage which, involved many months of
separation, but it was my earnest desire to
give effect to the wishes of my late revered
mother and to the aspirations of my loyal
subjects in the colonies, of whose devotion
and patriotism I have received such signal
proof in the splendid serv.ice they have
rendered to the empire in South Africa, and
I am fully repaid by the complete success
which attended the visit and by the mani
festations of devotion and loyalty which the
presence of the duke and duchess everywhere
The procession occupied less than half
an hour in traversing the short route.
The members of the royal family and
■their suites were in open carriages. The
king wore a field marshal's uniform, the
Duke of Cornwall and York wore the uni
form of a rear admiral, and Prince Ed
ward of York was dressed in sailor
clothes. They occupied the first carri
age. The queen the Duchess of Cornwall
and York and Princess Victoria and
Charles of Denmark were in the second
carriage. The household cavalry fur
nished the escort.
Reception at Portsmouth Anything:
but Enthusiastic.
New York, Nov. 2.—Probably the heir
to the throne had not heard such half
hearted cheering since his departure from
England as that which greeted him along
the water front of Portsmouth, says the
Portsmouth, England, correspondent of the
Tribune in explanation of the reception
of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and
York at that place. The flotilla had
passed Clarence pier and the spectators
were silent until, at the last moment, a
conscience stricken enthusiast took off his
hat and called for cheers, and then the re
sponse was feeble. There was more en
thusiasm when the Ophir reacted her
berth in the shipping, but the duke's re
ception on the whole was singularly un
Diplomat Married In London—"Good
leu" for the Bride.
London, Nov. 2.—Lloyd Carpenter Gris
com, United States minister to Persia,
was married in St. Margaret's church,
Westminster, to-day, to Miss Elizabeth
Duer Bronsoh, daughter of the late Fred
erick Bronson of New York, before a
fashionable assemblage. Canon Henson
performed the ceremony. Colonel
Crichton was the best man. Eger
ton S. Winthrop of New York, uncle of
the bride, gave her away. The brides
maids were Miss Pauline Astor, Miss
Muriel White, Miss Griscom and Mile.
The newly married couple went to a
country place lent to them by Lady Theo
dore Guest. They will leave England for
Persia in about ten days. Among the
numerous and costly presents were four
large pieces of tapestry, and a check from
the bride's mother, who also gave the
groom a magnificent black pearl pin. The
groom gave the bride a diamond collar
with a diamond and amethyst pendant, a
watch encased in diamonds and enamel,
and an old French diamond ring. Mr.
Griscom, Sr., gave the bride a pearl neck
lace consisting of four rows of splendid
Illinois Board Mont Alien Chicasro
Corporation Capital.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 2.—ln the Sanga
mon circuit court this morning Judge
Owen P. Thompson allowed the case of
the Chicago teachers against the state
board of equalization to be redoeketed and
granted a writ of mandamus against the
board compelling it to assess the capital
stock of twenty-one Chicago corporations
mentioned in the writ. It is returnable
on Thursday, Nov. 22. When the mem
bers of the board convene for the regular
session next Wednesday the writ will be
served by the sheriff of Sangamon county.
Special to The Journal.
Chaska, Minn., Nov. 2.—John F. Knorr,
the blacksmith of Plato and Norwood,
who was asasulted while returning home
late at night, is in the agonies of death.
Strange as it may eeem, but one arrest
has been made, that of Fred Gust, Jr.,
who is suposed to have been the leaderp,
and who has told some facts about the
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 2.—The American
District Telegraph company, capital
$1,000,000, to construct and maintain tel
egraph lines, • was incorporated here to
day. The ihcorporators are Herbert D.
Bennett, Columbus, O.; Gansey R. John
ston, Columbus, O.; K. K. MoLaen, Jer
sey City.
■New York, Nov. 2.—The steamer St,
Louis, on which Lord Pauncefote, British
ambassador to the United States, and An
drew Carnegie were passengers, arirved
to-day, i
Reuben Pickett Closely Confined at
the County Jail.
Hlm Former Employe.™ There Once
Hud Him Arrewted Owing
to a Shortage.
Reuben C. Pickett, particulars of whose
arrest on the charge of killing his wife
appeared in yesterday's Journal is
closely confined in the county jail, and no
one is permitted to see him aside from
his immediate relatives and H. B. Cham
berlain, his attorney.
This morning, his wife and mother called
and had a long visit with him, but both
declined to discuss the case, beyond say
ing that the terrible charge was not true.
Mrs. Ph-kett, mother of the prisoner, ia
a petite and very prepossessing woman,
her fine face denoting both genaleness and
force o£ character. To a Journal re
porter she said that it was impossible to
believe the charge, and she referred to
her son's love of home life, and to the
manner in which he kept up his family
Pickett, who is only 29, Is a clean-cut,
dapper appearing young man, and takes
his arrest very coolly.
Mankato Record.
A dispatch to The Journal from
Mankato says that R. Pickett was for
several years a resident of that city. He
traveled for Rosenberger & Nobles, manu
facturers of candy. While in their em
ploy, be defaulted and was arrested, but
relatives secured a settlement out of
court. When the firm was reorganized,
becoming Rosenberger & Currier, Pickett
was reinstated on the road, but was again
found short. He was discharged, but no
legal action was taken against him. He
left Mankato six years ago.
Pickett's first wife, with whose murder
he is charged, the dispatch says, has a
sister in Mankato and other relatives in
Mankato. She was highly respected.
Mr. Currier, of the firm of Rosenberger
& Currier, says Plckett has a bad record,
ajid characterizes him as a "black sheep."
Immediately after the death of Mrs.
Pickett, her relatives at Mankato were
suspicious, and believed that she had been
Would Rather Fight In Manila Bay
Attain Than Wade l'liroutli
the Schley Testimony.
Washington, Nov. 2.—Admiral Dewey
called upon President Roosevelt to-day,
but did not discuss with him the Schley
court of inquiry, except to tell the presi
dent that the public sessions of the court
would be concluded in a few days. Said
the admiral:
When we begin to sift the testimony our
real work will begin. I told Secretary Long
when he asked me to become president of the
court that I would rather go through another
battle in Manila bay. The hardest part of this
work will be wading through the mass of
testimony and reaching our conclusions. I
have two able associates, however, and realize
that we are on trial before the country as
well as Admiral Schley. Two abler, better
men could not have been secured than Ad
mirals Benhaxn and Ramsey.
Admiral Dewey said that the court
probably would take up each charge in the
precept, review the testimony and then
give the facts as they found them and
give such an opinion as they could find.
He di not know that this would be done,
as he had not discussed the case with his
associates, but it had occurred to him that
this would be a good plan. He felt, he
said, that the American people would want
the court's reasons in detail and were en
titled to know them.
Archbishop Ireland Helps a San
Francisco Prelate Ont.
Washington, Nov. 2.—Archbishop Rior
dan of San Francisco has come to Wash
ington and with Archbishop Ireland has
called upon the president. It is under
stood that one of the purposes of his visit
is to induce the government to renew its
efforts to secure the payment by the Mex
ican government to the Catholic church of
California of more than a million dol
lars on account of what is known, as the
Pious fund.
Before the acquisition of upper Califor
nia by the United States the Catholic
churches of upper and lower California
had on deposit with ithe Mexican govern
ment a large amount of money and prop
erty upon which the Mexican government
was obliged to pay a certain annual inter
est. In the case of the churches of upper
California the interest amounted to almost
J50.000 annually. The interest payments
ceased after the Mexican war, but after
the lapse of twenty years, a claim in be
half of the church for interest unpaid
came before the Mexican claims commis
sion, which allowed the claim. But since
that date, although the award was paid by
the Mexican government, there have been
no further payments of interest and the
present purpose is to press for a set
telmenit of this interest acoAint The
Mexican government has not shown any
disposition to avoid a settlement, but
bases its failure so far to pay interest
upon the broad ground that the award by
the Mexican claims commission to the
claimants of a sum nearly aggregating
$1,000,000 acted legally as a settlement of
KrHg-Jorg« May Be liuued to lowa
Men Soon.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Molnes, lowa, Nov. 2.—Adjutant
Qeneral Byers Is confident the national
guard of lowa will be equipped with the
Krag-Jorgenson magazine rifle by next
spring. He received a report to-day from
the United States chief of ordnance, In
which that officer said the ordnance de
partment now had a sufficient supply of
magazine rifles on hand to equip the guard
of the various states. He recommends that
the Krag rifle be issued to the state mili
tia and as soon as congress meets a bill
will be introduced giving the secretary
of war power to issue this arm to the
states on requisition of the governors.
Adjutant General Byers expects to go to
Washington in December and endeavor to
secure the passage of the bill as drafted
by the chief or ordnance which is similar
to one he has advocated for several years.
He anticipates speedy action since he
says congress will have no objection to
arming the guard with Krags, now that
the ordnance department has an abundant
supply for the regular army. Mr. Byers
believes the employment of the modern
arm will have an inspiring effect on the
national guard and will stimulate it to
do better service.
Madame Wa Reports a Change 1m the
Chinese Fashion.
XT«u> Torts Sun Sx>«clal Strvte*. "
San Francisco, Nov. 2.—Fashion is less
capricious in China than in any other
part of the world, but even there a senti
ment Is growing in favor of allowing
women's feet o grow to a larger and more
nearly normal size than has hitherto been
the practice. In China the small foot has
been for woman the mark of artistic
caste, but it seems a change is coming,
slowly of course, as all changes come in
China, but perceptibly. This is on the
authority of Mme. Wu, wife of the Chinese
minister at Washington, who has just re
turned from a visit to her oriental home.
To What Extent It Is Likely to
Replace Coal.
Light BnrucM on the Rlver-Tniu
< ities uh a niMtribiitinu
Agents representing the Texas and Cali
fornia oil companies expect to revolution
ize the fuel situation in the northwest.
They believe that within four years oil
wagons distributing the new fuel will be
as common as the ice cart is to-day. They
also expect that the twin cities will be a
distributing point for fuel oil and refined
oil in the northwest. It is also believed
that the completion of the government
dams and looks near Meeker island will
have an important bearing on the location
of the distributing plant, for, thereby,
Minneapolis will become the head of navi
gation and, consequently, an excellent lo
cation for the distribution point of fuel
oil, which will be received both by rail
and river. Wm. Cook, representing ona
of the Beaumont companies, which will
unite with others, has already been in St.
Paul looking to the securing of leases of
water-front properties with a view to
the erection of a storage plant.
The transportation problem is the first
serious impediment to be met. One big
manufacturing company in Minneapolis
bought a car of Beaumont oil to test its
efficacy under their boilers. The trans
portation charges were five times the cost
of the oil, which was about $50. Until
oil can be brought to Minneapolis at as
low a rate as the coal which produces a
corresponding amount of energy, it will
not be generally used as fuel.
A Chicago man has a device for the usa
of oil in private houses, by which stoves
and heating boilers may be fired with oil.
An inventor in Minneapolis is also per
fecting a device for a heating stove burn
er. Upon filing application, he found 1,200
patents had already been asked for simi
lar devices. In Oakland, Cal.. house
hcliJers are already heating their houses
in this convenient manner.
The coal men admit that oil will prob
ably displace their product in the South,
but not in the North.
The Shell Transportation company haj
just put in a line of oil-carrying steamei s
with a capacity of from 50,000 to 75,000
barrels each. The Guffey Oil company
will use this line for carrying oil to Eng
The Baku, Russia, fields produce an
enormous quantity of oil, t»8 per cent of
whicb is used by Russia itself. The Rus
sian gushers have been working since
1886, and 900 miles of pipe line have been
J. G. Kurtzman. an oil expert of this
city, is now getting estimates of the cost
of putting oil down in the twin cities.
Although constant additions are being
made to rolling stock, the railroads have
not been able to get enough tank ears
on the tracks to handle the output of the
western oil wells. When it. is demon
strated that the northwest is a good mar
ket for fuel oil it Is expected that a
line of light draught barges will be con
structed for the transportation of oil to
the head of navigation from New Orleans,
which will soon be the terminus of a
pipe line from the Texas oil wells. The
oil men say that if satisfactory raiea can
be sucured that they can sell fuel oil
here at a price that will discount tho
coal business, with the additional advant
age of cleanliness, which the consump
tion of fuel oil brings. The furnaces in
the south are being changed over as rapid
ly as mechanical skill can bring it about.
The Southern Pacific road notably Is mak
ing the change from coal to oil as rapidly
as supply stations for petroleum are
Robert T. Hill, chief geologist of the
United States geological survey, says:
"The importance of this field (Texas)
is far greater than at present can be de
scribed or estimated. It means not only
a cheap fuel supply to the largest state
in area in the union, but owing to its
proximity to tide water promises an ex
port trade such as exists nowhere else
in the world."
The soft coal consumption in the United
States is annually 185,000,000 tons, the oil
production 255,000,000 barrels. Seven bar
rels of oil equal one ton of coal in weight.
Approximately four barrels of oil do tha
work of a ton of soft coal. If the wells
of the country produce 255,000,000 barrels
of oil that would, make the production
equal to 63,000,000 tons of coal, so that
in order to equal the present soft coal con
sumption in the United States alone it is
necessary to produce three times as much
oil as the present output of the wells.
Patriots of Tower, Minn., Will Have
the First in the I. S.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 2. —Captain John
Pengilly of Ely is in the city on business
connected with the memorial monument
which is to be erected for the late Presi
dent McKinley at Tower. The shaft is
being made in "this city, and the dedicatory
exercises are set for Sunday, Nov. 10.
The Tower and Soudan people are very
proud In the claim that it will be the
first memorial to be erected in memory
of the martyred president in the United
States. Captain Pingllly says he expects
Governor Van Sant will attend the ex
ercises. Many other Minnesota men of
note will also be there.
A special train will run down from Ely
to bring the crowds from there. Mayor
Hugo of Duluth are the presidents of all
the villages in St. Louis county have
received invitations to attend.
About 2,000 In the Town and 3,500
In the District.
Seattle, .Wash., Nov. 2.—Lieutenant D.
H. Jarvis, who was among the last to
leave Nome, reports that from 3,000 to
3,500 people are wintering in the district.
Of this number about 2,000 are in the town
of Nome. He says there will be no scar
city of food supplies this winter and that
the coming season will be a good one and
the outloook for the future from a gold
producing standpoint is encouraging. The
condition of the natives is stated to be
much improved over that of the season
of 1900.
Only a Penny
I ask only a postal, stating which book
you wish. No money ia wanted.
I want you to know how nerve power
alone operates each bodily function. If
some organ Is weak and fails in Its duty,
I want to tell you how more nerve power
will correct it. 1 want you to know, as I
do, that a permanent cure can come in no
other way. I have spent my lifetime on
this problem.
I will send with the book an order on
your nearest druggist for 6 bottles Dr.
Snoop's Restorative. Every druggist
keeps it. I will ask you to accept the
Restorative and test It for a month. If it
cures, pay $5.50; it it fails it is free. I
will pay your* druggist mys#lf for it.
This offar ia five yea < T3,,aas been accepted
by 5&Q.0OO people, Practically all of them
had difficult troubles, long endured. Most
of them were discouraged. Yet 39 out of
40 who received those six bottles paid for
them*. They paid because they were
cured, for otherwise no druggist asks a
penny for it.
I cannot better prove my own faith in
thia remedy. A'o physician can do more
than pay for your. treatment if It
fails. No other does so much. Won't
you write a; postal to learn if I can help
Simply statewhioh'l Book- No. i on Dyspepsia,
•book you want, I Book No. 2on the Heart,
and address Dr. | Book No. 3on the Kidneys.
Snoop, Box 620,1 Book No. 4 for Women.
Racine, W'is. I Book Xo. 5 for Men (sealed)
I Book No. 6 on llheumatljin.
Mild cases, not chronic, are often cured by
one or two bottles. At all druggists.

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