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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS, l||||||f liPfl| A GOOD NEW YEAR'S ACT. Uncle Sam —Here's a good place to turn over a new leaf. DE WET'S CODP Zeefontein Affair a Memor able Disaster to the British. Assailing Boers Climb a Prec ipice and Do Fearful Execution. London, Dec. 28.—The war office this afternoon issued a list of British casual ties at Zeefontein, Dec. 24, when Colonel Firman's camp, consisting of three com panies of yeomanry and two guns, was successfully rushed by a Boer force under the command of General De Wet. The length of the list demonstrates the entire success of De Wet's attack. Six officers and fifty men were killed, eight officers were wounded and four are missing. It is presumed that the missing officers were taken along with the captured guns. The numbers of the non-commissioned officers and men wounded and missing have not yet been received, but the ag gregate promises to make the Zeefontein affair a memorable disaster to the Brit ish. In a subsequent message Lord Kitchen er sends a stirring account of the fighting, showing .the wounded and prisoners must number about 150. He says that in the absence of Colonel Firman. Major Wil liams, who was killed, was in command. The column was encamped on the slope of a kopje, the southern side of -which was precipitous. Outposts held the edge of the precipice. The northern slope, on which the camp was pitched, was gentle. The outposts were well pushed out and the position, naturally strong, had been entrenched. It was a moonlight night. The Boers appear to have climbed the precipice, and, mustering near the top, at 2 a. m.. suddenly attacked the picket on the summit. Before the men could get clear of their tents the Boers swooped through them, shooting the soldiers down as they came out. Most of the British officers were shot while trying to stem the rush. Lieutenant Hare himself opened fire with the "pompoms" and was shot through the heart while firing. Lieu tenant Watney was killed while leading a charge. There was no panic and all engaged did their best. But, once the picket was overwhelmed, the superior force of the Boers had all the advantage. Including the killed and wounded, about half the column is now at Elands river bridge. The remainder are prisoners. A fifteen-pounder, after two rounds, became jammed. The men composing the detach ment stood by the gun and were shot down around it. Lieutenant Scarlett, who was wounded, was overlooked by the Boers and left be hind. He saw two wagonloads of dead and wounded Boers carried off. They were mostly hit during the first attack on the picket. The Boers, who apparently numbered about 1,200, under General De Wet, be haved well, leaving men to look after the wounded. The Imperial light horse were fourteen miles distant. They heard of the fighting at 4:30, and arrived on the scene at 6:30. After breathing their horses they galloped after the Boers, who, how ever, reached the broken country, where the Light Horse were useless against su perior numbers. COLOMBIANS LAID LOW Continued FigrhttiiK, With Victory for Government Troops. Bogota, Colombia, Dec. 28.—Continued fighting has taken place during the last week at Fusagasuda and Cumacua and many men were killed. The government troops were victorious. Preacher-Burglar Killed Mmw York Sun Sneclml Servlcm Springfield, Ohio, Dec. 28.—The burglar who was killed by a policeman at Sum mitville on Christmas day has been identified as Rev. George Howe, a former evangelist of this city. Howe was here last winter and claimed to be a "prison evangelist." He said that he made his living through writing. In 1890 he was sent to tie penitentiary for horse stealing. After serving his time he said he had reformed. HOUSEBOAT MURDER Fate of Charles Davis and Frank Arnold Hardly in Doubt. BLOOD STAJNS ON THE FLOOR Bodies Weighted Down Supposed to Have Been Thrown Into the River. Special to The Journal. Clinton, lowa. Dec. 28.—Residents and friends inSterling, 111., of Charles Davis and Frank Arnold think these two men, who started down the Mississippi river last fall In a houseboat, have been mur dered. Davis intended to go to the gulf, but Arnold was to return in about two months. Soon after the men left Sterling, they wrote they were having a good time. Since then not a word has been received from either. Arnold left a little son with relatives, and it is not thought for a mo ment he wilfully deserted the little one. About a month .ago an Associated Press dispatch, sent from Memphis, Term., said a man named Charles Davis and a com panion, whose name was unknown, were murdered in a houseboat, and their bodies thrown into the river. The boat was found unoccupied and the floor was cov ered with blood. Some papers in the boat established the fact that one of the men went by the name of Charles Davis. Relatives thought nothing of the matter when the item was called to their atten ion, believing that Davis and Arnold could hardly have gotten that far south in so short a time. They were well sup plied with money, and the theory is they were robbed and murdered by river tramps, after which the bodies, weighted down with stones, were thrown into the river. BROTHERS FIGHT Family Row at Trenton, Wis., May Terminate in a Death. Special to The Journal. Red Wing, Minn., De«. 28. —It Is re ported that in a family row in Trenton, Wis., Bert Bradshaw attacked his broth er, Eli Bradshaw, with an ax, and that the latter is in a precarious condition. MARCONPS WORK Permanent Wireless Telegraphic Station on Cape Breton. Sydney, C. 8., Dec. 28.—Mr. Marconi, who has ben visiting Louisburg, left for Ottawa to-day. Accompanied by Mr. Murray, premier of Nova Scotia, and sev eral others, he has been visting Louisburg inspecting such sites as probably will ar range for wireless telegraph stations. Point Percy seems to Mr. Marconi to be well adapted for his purpose. He says he intends to erect a permanent station on Cape Breton. London, Dec. 28.—The wireless tele graph system of Mr. Marconi has passed out of the experimental stage and is al ready being adapted to commercial needs. Arangements have been entered into be tween the Marconi company and the Lon don and Brighton railway and the cor responding French railway company to have an installation of a permanent char acter between New Haven and Dieppe. The departure of boats will be signalled, with instructions as to the amount of luggage, number of passengers and other useful information and it will no longer be necessary for the friends of the pas sengers ot wait hours at either end when fog has delayed the boats starting. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28, 1901. HOME RULE Administration Bill Granting It to the Philip pines. Legislature Composed ot Na tives, With American Governor. From The Journal Bureau-, JtoQiti 43, Pott Building, Waahitif/ton. Washington, Dec. 28.—The administra tion has decided to try a moderate home rule bill for the Philippines on congress. It is being drafted in the bureau of in sular affairs, war department, under the direction of administration senators, and will be introduced to both houses early in January. The bill provides that after Jan. 1, 1904, the Philippines will be governed by an assembly of thirty natives elected by the people, together with a governor and four executive heads appointed by the president and four native counsel ore selected by the assembly. The governor will have the veto power, but a two-thirds vote of the as sembly will overrule a veto. Appeals from the Philippines supreme court will be allowed to the United States supreme court. Two delegates to Washington will be selected by the assembly. Up to 1904 the present commission will have power to grant franchises of all kinds, issue bon.-is to buy church lands, and $4,000,000 of bonds for sewers for Manila, and enact banking, mining, public land and other necessary laws. A complete census of the island, meanwhile, will be taken. Fifty per cent reduction of duty is to be allowed on Philippine hemp, sugar and tobacco. The foregoing plan is similar to that adopted for Porto Rico. It will be ac cepted in this country as an earnest of the administration's intention to give the Philippines the largest possible measure of home rule at the earliest possible date. While .politics probably had no place in the thought of President Roosevelt when he indorsed the idea which is back of this bill, it is evident that the proposed legis lation will effectually prevent "imperial ism" from being an issue in the campaigns of 1902 and 1904. —W. W. Jermane. MONEY FOR ROAD Old World Men to Take the Bonds of Gulf & Manitoba. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, Dec. 28.— J. H. Quick has returned from Kansas City, where he met the representatives of London, Paris, Berlin and St. Petersburg financiers, who came to this country to investigate the reliability of the representations of E. E. Carpenter, who has for years been pro moting the Gulf & Manitoba railroad. The representatives were satisfied and agreed to buy $12,000,000 of bonds. This will finance the construction of the railroad, which contemplates a line north from Kansas City to Duluth, and a sys tem in the Dakotas. NEW WORK FOR SPALDING Assistant Secretary of the Treasury May Go to the Philippines. JVe«p York Sun Special Servie» Washington, Dec. 28.—Assistant Secre tary of the Treasury Spalding, whose re tirement has beenordained by the presi dent, is seeking to be transferred to an other berth, preferably to a position in the insular customs service. General Spald ing gives as an excuse for his desire to secure an ew job the fact that he can not stand the Washington climate. The president is disposed to send the general to the Philippines, where his long ex perience in customs matters would be of immeasurable benefit to the service. TO PRACTICE FOR THE NAVY Training Station to Be Estab lished on Great Lakes. ASK CONGRESS FOR AID Three Such Stations Have for Some Time Been in Operation. NO PROVISION FOR THE WEST Reeruitm Obtained at Great Lake Ports Superior to Those of the Atlantic Count. #etr York Sun Spmalat Hervlcm Washington, Dec. 28.—Plans are being | made by the navy department looking i toward the establishment of a naval train ' ing station on the great lakes. There are now three well-established naval training stations in this country, one being at I Newport, R. 1., to cover the North At ; lantic station, another et Port Royal, S. , C, representing the South Atlantic and ; gulf coasts, and the third at Verba Buena, I Cal., which provides for the needs of the ; Pacific coast. Each one of these has be j come a nucleus for the enlistment of sail j ors for the United States navy. They j cover all the salt water coasts of the | country to a certain extent, but there is a i large area in the west and northwest \ from which a large class of boys and men i is obtainable. The naval officials are extremely anxious i to reach these people and to do it in some | permanent way. Heretofore, they have : sent naval recruiting officers along the great lakes and even into the interior ; with excellent results. The recruits ob j tamed at great lake ports, it is said, are generally superior to those obtained on ! the Atlantic coast. The army meintains permanent recruiting stations all over the country, and it is argued that the navy • can successfully have a permanent sta tion on the great lakes, which would draw to it the desirable class of men to be ob tained from the middle west. Congress will be esked for an appropriation to es tablish a station, and it is deemed essen tial to the success of the project that it should be located in the neighborhood either of Chicago, Toledo, Detroit or Cleveland. TIMBER PRICES Statement at Variance With the Report of Inspec tor Fair. (For Inspector Farr's interview, see page 10 of this issue.) From The Journal Bureau, Room dS, Post BuilUing, Washington. Washington, Dec. 28. —Interior depart ment officials confirm Inspector Farr's statement of timber trespass on the White Earth reservation only in part— that is as to the quantity of illegally cut timber, which is admitted to have been 8,000,000 feet, according to O'Neill's re port. The claim that this agreed with Farr's report is denied, because Farr in spected only one camp and was then taken away from that work because charges of scandalous conduct were filed against him. Farr's statement of the amount of sav ing to the Indians also is said to be un true. A high official of the department, who I has full knowledge of all the facts per taining to dead-and-down operations said to-day that the total value of green tim ber cut on the White Earth reservation was $34,000 —less than half the amount Farr claims has been saved for the In dians. Of this the Commonwealth Lum ber company cut over $31,000 worth, the remainder being divided up among smaller concerns. The latter have paid the sums demanded for illegal cutting, but the Com monwealth company made no reply to the latest demand for payment and it is now considered probable that the case will be taken into the courts. The price de manded, for white pine was $5.50 per 1,000 more than the dead-and-down price and for Norway $3 per 1,000 more than the dead-and-down price, making an average of $4.25 per 1,000 over and above the deadr and-down price for the entire 8,000,000 feet of green timber. This controverts previous statements that contractors would be obliged to pay nearly $50,000 in addition to the dead-and-down price for timber illegally cut on the White Earth reservation. No Free Trip Allowed. The Mille Lacs Indians, through Gus | Beaulieu, have asked permission of the in terior department to send a delegation to Washington to confer with the depart ment about payment for their lands and other matters of interest to them. The request will be denied, however, as there are no new questions at isue between the Mille Lacs Indians and the govern ment, provision having been made for their removal to White Earth and for the reservation of their burial grounds. It is hinted at the department that Beaulieu wants a free trip to Washington and has taken this means of getting it. Twin City Bank Conditions. The controller of the currency to-day gave out an abstract of the reports of national banks in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Dec. 10. The Minneapolis ab stract shows that the banks had total re sources of $30,726,119, Loans and dis county amounted to $18,188,841, and cash reserve to $2,720,414, of which $754,352 was in gold. Individual deposits aggregated $13,881,924, and the average reserve held was 27.48 per cent. The St. Paul banks had total resources of $29,566,701; loans and discounts amounting to $12,959,113, and cash reserve to $2,605,297, of which $1,653,534 was gold. Individual deposits aggregated $14,891,008, and the average reserve held was 37.50 per cent. —W. W. Jermane. Washington Small Talk. Postmasters apppointed to-day: lowa—Vi ola Center, Audubon county, w. S. Weaver. Montana—Walsey, Meagher county, W. B. Mumbrue. South Dakota—St. Herbert, Ed munds county, Ferdinand Bachman. Wis contln—Dotyville, Fond dv Lac county, Nich olas Huberty: McCord, Oneida county, Gust Johnson; Newark, Rock county, W. F. Silver thorn. Rural free delivery service has been or dered established at Osakis, Douglas county Minn., Feb. 1, with David W. Allen as car rier. DAIRYMEN OF TWO COUNTIES. Special to The Journal. Frost, Minn., Dec. 28.—The Faribault and Martin County Dairymen's Association meets here Tuesday, Jan. 7. State instructors will be present and many farmers and business men from both counties.—Mrs. Ole Hauge, an a?ed resident of this place, was stricken with paralysis. TRY TO SELL PANAMACANAL French Company Bestirring Itself Once More. FORTY MILLION ASKED Agent of the Panama Company Starts for the United States. WILL AVOID MISUNDERSTANDING Definitive Price Now Put Forward Will Be Acceptable, It I» Expected. Paris, Dec. 28.—M. Lampre, secretary general of the Panama Canal company, sailed for New York to-day. He will con fer with a number of the Panama com pany's American representatives and overtures for the sale of the canal prop erty to the United States then will be re newed. In view of the doubt existing in the United States regarding the price the Panama Canal company's representatives itftend to ask for th© property, inquiries were made of the best sources of informa tion on that subject. The price will be practically $40,000,000. This figure cannot be given as the exact one, because the company has not "yet come to a definite decision, but it will not be appreciably higher. The isthmian commission's full report is now in the possession of the Panama company, and its valuations will be studied in detail. The report of the directors of the Panama, company cabled a few days ago, said: We offer to accept as the baßis and point of departure of fresh negotiations the figures and declarations maintained in the isthmian commissions' definite report. The estimates made by such eminent men are not thought to be open to ques tion, though pos3ibly a few items are sus ceptible of reconsideration and a few matters may remain to be decided, such as a valuation of the company's stocks of supplies; but none of these Is calculated to modify the gross figure to any extent. The company does not intend to give the slightest ground for any further misunder standing and believes the definitive price price put forward now will be acceptable. With M. I^ampre in America it will not be necessary for the mandatory who is em powered to submit the definitive price to depart from France until later, when tho negotiations are under way. UTAH GOLD Next Postmaster General Said to Be After a Prize. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Dec. 28.—A Chronicle special from Salt Lake City says: Rich gold bearing quartz has been found on the Unitah Indian reservation in eastern Utah, and this is the prize for which Henry C. Payne and a coterie of friends are striving in their efforts to get a lease of mineral land from the Indians, and to prevent the throwing open of the reserva tion. The story was given out that aa phaltum and copper were sought in vari ous parts of the reservation. Positive in formation has now been received from the agency that the syndicate has learned the secret of Caleb Rhodes, a ranchman, who for years has been getting gold clan destinely from the reservation, and that the yellow metal is in almost fabulous quantities. STORM LOSSES Reports on the Coast Con firmed Except as to the Packard. Port Townsend, Wash., Dec. 28. —Re- ports of havoc of -the storm down the straits are being brought in by the boats and confirm the first reports of disaster to shipping, except the ship Packard which, according to reports brought here by the steamer Northern Pacific, is not ashore on Trial Island. After dragging from her anchorage in Royal Roads she brought up just outside the Brotchy ledge, near the entrance to .Victoria harbor. While she is in a bad position yet, she is not in imminent danger unless another storm should come up. The schooner Minnie A. Came is high and dry on the north side of Smith island. When she struck it was extreme high tide, and she was on c sandy beach. The crew is aboard and the ballast is be ing dumped overboard. An effort will be made to float her to-morrow. The British bark Bankburn is reported missing. She was anchored in the Royal Roads and her captain was ashore when the storm came up and was unable to get aboard. During the night the ship broke from her anchorage, since which time nothing has been seen or heard of her. It is thought she was driven by the storm into some bay among the islands where she found an anchorage. $100,000 FOR HIS ENGINE Former Carver County Man Patents a New Rotary. Special to The Journal. Chaska, Minn., Dec. 28.—Robert Schind ler, a Carver county boy, but now of Vic tor, €01., was in Chaska recently. He has secured a patent on a rotary engine, which experts say is Bimply marvelous, and a syndicate offers him $100,000 for it. He will shortly leave for Australia and New Zealand to exhibit his invention. Anton Zacharis, who has a proposition be fore the council to establish a factory if permitted to use the old Carlson shoo factory, has on exhibition his detachable steam heater, which he recently invented and patented.—The county commissioners will meet in regular session on Tuesday Jan. 7. Wyoming has 35,000,000 acres of good grazing lands. There are about 1,000,000 cattle and 3,000,000 sheep ia the state. 24 PAGES—FIVE O'CLOCK. THE R. US AT WORK ON LAWMAKERS Trying to Line Up Legislators to Prevent Hostile Measures —Tax Bill Amendments. Railroad emissaries are already at work among members of the present legisla ture, lining them up for the extra ses sion. Positive information to this effect comes from certain members who have been interviewed by these men. So far as heard from, their propositions have been of an innocent character, and have not been tinged with corruption. There may be no occasion this winter for any railway legislation. If the ses sion is confined to the tax commission report it will not have any particular in terest for the railroads, as railroad taxa tion has already been disposed of, so far as the legislature is concerned. There is no telling, however, what may turn up, and those railroad interests which have helped to shape legislative action in the past are alive to the possibilities. A Significant Declaration. The extra session presents a glorious opportunity to those members who are in the habit of meeting the corporations half way. They are preparing to "protect" their friends. Their first gun was sounded a few days ago, when several house mem bers got together at the Merchants' hotel, and after a long conference gave it out that they were going to see the tax bill thoroughly discussed before allowing It to pass. They did not propose to take the word of the tax commission for any thing. The significance of this statement Is well understood by their old adversaries in the legislature. It means they will try to have the tax report industriously patched with amendments till its own fathers would not recognize the bill. Af ter making it perfectly harmless they DESCENDS THE WAYS The Battleship Missouri Is Duly Launched. REQUIREMENTS OF THE NAVY These Are Set Forth in a Banquet Speech by Secretary Lous'. Newport News, Va., Dec. 28. —The bat tleship Missouri was launched at the ship yards here to-day at 11:12 o'clock. Fully 15,000 people saw the big defender go over board. Miss Marion Cockrell, daughter of Senator F. M. Cockrell of Missouri, was sponser for the ship and performed the duty assigned her with the traditional bottle of champagne, using a bottle of Missouri product for the purpose. The number of distinguished guests gathered around the sponsor on the christening platform was larger than ever before seen here. Among those who witnessed the launching were Secretary of the Navy Long and Mrs. Roosevelt. When the big ship had glided oft the ways into the water, the crowd on the guests' platform gave three cheers for Miss Cockrell, three for the army and navy, three for Secretary Long and three for the shipyard. The guests boarded the steamer Washington, going to Old Point. At the Chamberlain hotel this afternoon the customary post-launching banquet was given. Among the speakers was Sec retary Long, who said: Need of a Creditable Xavy. Somehow It just now happens that with larger revenues than we ever have had before In time of pence, and therefore, with more direct and indirect taxation, there is more prosperity and more money in the pocket of the citizen than ever before. Students may speculate over the economic causes, but this is the "demnition total." Undoubtedly Uncle Sam ought to reduce taxation wherever he can. On the other hand It is shrewd and wise in him to run things so as to keep business good, and if a? a result his income is large he confers much more benefit by spending it than he would by hiding it. Whenever the interests of the country require he should reduce his receipts but as they are now exces sive, the great question seems to be how he. shall get the proceeds back among the people. Another year he may not have so much money to spend. But if this year, having a surplus, he spends $100,000,000 for the navy, let us remember that while it is spent under that name It Is 1 really spent in the employ ment of the people's labor and in the pur chase of the material they have to sell and the people get rather more out of it than the navy does, 'or they get it all back again. It is not true that a great navy necessarily inflames the fighting spirit and leads to war. It is more than likely that if in the beginning of 1898 we had even as large a navy as we have now, certainly as large a one as now proposed, there would have been no war with Spain, and the country would have oome to terms without battle. At that time, however, it was the general impression among for eign powers and probably in Spain that her navy would blow us out of the water. Our world relations have expanded vastly in the last tbreo years in territorial extent and vastly more in internal extent. It has not been an extenson on the continent but on the ocean itself and the islands of the sea in both hemispheres. Our commerce has greatly Increased in voiume and area and our Ameri can marine is likely to follow suit; as on iand, so on ocean, as you extend your com merce so you must expand your police force. If there is to be a navy at all it should be commensurate with all these extended rela tion* and demands. The Missouri Is a sister ship of the Ohio and the Maine. Her contract price was $2,885,000. Her keel was laid Feb. 7, 1900. The Missouri's contract speed is eighteen knots an hour, so that sh« will rank next to the battleships of tho Georgia class in regard to speed. Her complement will be forty officers and 511 men. The main battery of the- ship consists of four twelve-inch rifles placed in two balanced tur rets, and sixteen six-inch cuns. The turrets are turned by electricity and can revolve through 360 degrees in one minute. A monster sea turtle was captured in the arroyo Ghana of the Panama delta on Oct. 29, and so great was lta weight that it took five men with ropes to land would pass it. Friends of tax legislation are prepared for this. Amending a bill to death is an old dodge, and popular senti ment will be strongly against it. Attitude of Chicago Lines. All the Minneapolis-Chicago lines, ex cept the Burlington, and the Soo road aa well, are strenuously opposed to the mer ger, but are so overawed by the powerful interests back of the Northern Securiti:» company that their opposition will not b« active. Members of the legislature have been informed by officials of these line* that they would take no interest what ever in the anti-consolidation fight. "When the legislature does about this merger is no concern of ours," said an officer of one southern line. "We have never complained of legislation, or tried to Influence it, and we will not do so now. Whatever hostile legislation you enact is likely to hit us all, but we will make no complaint." This the member addressed naturally took to mean: "Go ahead and hit them, as hard as you want to. We are with you, but don't dare say a word." REPORT OF TAX TRIO Will Be Ready Soon After Governor* Return From Montana. Soon after his return from Montana, Governor Van Sant will be the recepient of a bulky document. It will be one of the most important state papers In the history of Minnesota—none other than the report of the tax commission, with a tax code accompanying. The commission is engaged in putting on the finishing touches. It had intended to report Jan. 1, but there will be a short delay. Speculation is rife concerning the na ture of the bill. It will provide, among other things, for a thorough system of revising and superintending assessments, for a permanent tax commission, to ex ercise final authority over assessments, abatements, tax sales, etc., and for a county supervisor of assessments. ON TO HELENA Minnesota's Governor Leaves for the Merger Confer ence To-night. Every State Notified Will Have a Representative in the Council. Governor Van Sant and Attorney Gen* eral Douglas leave for Helena tonight over the Northern Pacific, and will arrival there Monday morning at 10:35. The con ference will commence in the afternoon. A telegram was received this morning from Governor Herreid, of South Dakota, saying: Attorney General Pyle and I are on our way to Helena. Going by way of Sioux Citjfc This means that every state will be rep resented, and that the governors of all states but Washington will attend. Gov ernor Van Sant has wired Governor Mc- Bride, asking him to attend if not con flicting with the funeral of Governor Rog ers. Attorney General Stratton will rep resent Washington. The Minnesota party expect to pick up Governor White, of North Dakota, at Bismarck. It is impossible to say what the nature of the conference will be until the official* get together. All are not enthusiastic in their support of Governor Van Sant, but beyond question his support from the Pa cific states will be sincere. ' HERREID EN RCITH He and HU l.csal Adviser Left Thim Morning. Special to The Journal. Aberdeen, S. D., Dec. 28.—Governor Herreid and Attorney General Pyle left this morning for Helena to attend tha meeting of northwestern governors. South Dakota is not particularly Interest ed in the Northern Securities company matter, the alleged consolidation not being in conflict with the laws of this state, which only forbid the consolida tion of parallel and competing lines. Thai Northern Pacific, one of the parties in, interest, has no mileage whatever In South Dakota, while the Great Northern mileage is limited. The governor and attorney general go, however, to get whatever light may be shed upon the purposes of tha company and to assure those more direct ly interested in their hearty sympathy andj good will. DETERMINED SUICIDE Young Man Cuts His Throat and Fights Half an Hour. Chicago, Dec. 28.—Fred Painter, a young man of Herculean dimensions, fought for a half hour last night against the com bined strength of a giant policeman and two women in an effort to take his life. Standing in the presence of his wife, he slashed his throat with a razor. Her cries attracted a neighboring; woman and Policeman Farrell, but ha was not overpowered until he had re peatedly torn open the wound in hi* throat with his fingers and was weakened by the loss of blood. Painter died a few hours later. His wife says she believes he was suffering from the effects of de spondency and drinking. NEW.COUNTERFEIT Bognt Gold Certificate That Should; Deceive Nobody. Washington, Dec. Chief Wilkie, of the secret service, has issued a circular stating that a counterfeit $20 gold ■' cer tificate is in circulation. He says it is an untinted photograph and would £ not deceive; anyone who Is accustomed t* handling moum',