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A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY OF 30 Ihe Washington Post Makes an Es timate of the Result of iv the Election. Hew York Papers Think Governor Odell's Majority Will Be Mea ger^-Trend Toward Coler. Hew York and Pennsylvania Are Conceded to Be the Doubt ful Points. From The Journal- Bureau. Itoom *S, r* BuUdlno. Watthinutoti. Washington. D. C Oct. 2,. The Wash ington Pont to-day publishes a careful and thorough forecast of the result of the elec tion next week, embracing long special tiispatches from every state in which there are doubtful and close districts. The Post concedes that the indications point to a republican victory and suggests that the pmtv will have a majority of thirty in the next house. After cautiously making this claim, the Post adds: "But while the signs are pro-republican as to congress, it should not be forgotten that the campaign may be won or lost in the seven days now intervening between cl.-ttlon day. A majority of thirty would be wiped out by a loss of fifteen districts. nd there are probably forty districts in the northern states which are apparently publican, but may. by developments of this week, go to the democratic column, j The period will probably be the most crlti leal in the fate of any campaign in the last twenty years." The Post thinks two districts are close in Minnesota, the fifth and sixth. The re publicans are fearful and their estimates from congressional headquarters are based on Indications which they realize may prove faulty. The strong democratic tendencies In the states of New York and Pennsylvania may become Important fac tors. New York Rather Doubtful. The New York Herald and Brooklyn F.agle have conducted very careful polls in the empire state which lead to the con elusion that If Hected he will meager majority whereas the trend seems j l.i be constantly toward Color. A separate . Liggett,siate, dean of the state agricultural p..ll made by the .New York World I college, and ' Professors Hays, Packard reaches this conclusion also. 'ana Shaw. The interest in the speeches A similar situation is said by impartial j observers to exist in Pennsylvania. With | reduced republican majority in these | special train caused great enthusiasm. He live- states, which appears to be the best the party can hope for, it iri not difficult to see that there might be a big slump in the balloting for republican congressmen. The estimates give the republicans a ma jorlty of the congressmen from both those states, but the voting is so uncertain. . particularly in New \ovK. that it would be | nothing wonderful if the congressional | figures were nearly reversed and the democrats gained there quite enough to wipe out the estimated majority of thirty. Generally when republicans are scared they fight better, and in years gone by a republican majority has several times been Snatched from, apparent defeat. But that* has appeared when republicans possessed mighty exchequers which made it possible for them to throw small armies of polit ical workers against the unfortified demo cratic communities. This year the repub licans are not so well supplied with funds. Nevertheless, after all has been said as to the doubtful elements, it looks like a eafe republican majority. Chairman Bab rock has had much difficulty in securing campaign subscriptions from the capital istic forces in New York, which in former years have usually supported the republi can candidates loyally. The reason for the lukewarmness this year is two fold: First, the knowledge that the senate is safely republican and that a democratic house can do the country no harm and second, growing dislike for Roosevelt, on Recount of his trust policy, among certain Wall street elements. The former is prob- - bly more powerful than the latter, how ever, in reducing campaign contributions Ihls year. GOT THEM ON THE RUN Democrats In Indiana Seem to Be In a Trance. ' The Journal Bureau-. Boom 4S. Post Building, Washington. Washington, Oct. 27.W. L. Taylor, attorney general of Indiana, points out several Interesting features attending the campaign In his state. For the first time In many years the democratic party is ap parently doing little or nothing in an. or ganized way to carry the state, either for governor or for congress. The repub lican campaign is in full swing in all coun ties, and the party workers are pulling to gether for the entire ticket, as of old. The democrats, on the other hand, are doing practically nothing. Their state campaign is unorganized, and in the sev eral congressional districts they are play ing a hit and miss game, working with out leaders in certain localities and not working at all in others. When the democratic party apparently goes to pieces in a state such as Indiana, famous for its close-drawn political bat tles, and nearly always debatable ground. Its condition in the rest of the country may well be imagined. It looks as if the party, to begin with, has no campaign funds. In the next place, it has no na tional leaders and to crown all, no issues. Several million campaign documents, in tended to emphasize the Philippine issue, were published by the democratic con gressional committee early in the season. Indiana received its quota, but Mr. Tay lor says that nothing has been done to get these circulars before the people. Tho Philippines is not nearly so much of an issue as the democrats thought it would be before congress adjourned. Thoy haven't been able to find anything to take Its place. In Mr. Taylor's judgment, In diana will gain one, and possibly two, republican congressmen this year. One of the mistakes of the democratic party is its choice of men to lead its na tional committees. Senator Jones of Ar kansas, a "good fellow" from the view point of the newspaper men, and a man of considerable ability, has no qualifica tions whatever for the post of chairman of the democratic national committee. His residence in the south thoroughly disqual ifies him from being to the committee what the successful chairman should-be. He knows nothing at all about politics as It has been reduced to a science in states such as Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, New York and the other pivotal states of the north. All the politics he ever has come in contact with is the southern kind nearly all the respectable white men on one side and all the negroes and question able whites on the other. It is not unjust to Senator Jones to say that in neither national campaign directed by him did he grasp the true situation in any one of the northern states which it was neces sary for him to carry to elect Bryan. Judge Griggs of Georgia is even more Ignorant than Senator Jones, but also a i "good fellow." It is a good bet that he can't tell off hand how many democratic ' members of congress there are in any of the close northern states and if by any chance ho can tell the number, tt'a alSof I*chosen B. Goodrich,'temporary receiver,- Governor Odell is re- j have comparatively a j house by leading agricultural educators 'i 'f'""" " " "^ W. W. Jermane. Not Up to Date. i TKiV-rr- if- hundred to one that he can't give the numbers of the districts or the names of the members representing them. When questions of this sort come up in the con gressional committee. Judge Griggs must refer to his note book. The democratc campaigns, when led by men like Jones and Griggs, do not inspire confidence among northern democrats, who want their leaders to know at least as much as they know about conditions in the states where the big fights are going on. These southerners are unable to collect campaign funds. They are not in touch with northern business interests at any point, and don't know how to ap proach northern men in the interest of party contributions. All in all, the party is poorly officered. Some time a man from Indiana, Ohio or New York will be chosen as leader of the democratic committee forces, and then look out for trouble. HILL AT CR00KST0N Thirteen Thousand Out to Hear Him Despite Storm of Rain and Snow. Eight Special Trains Run to the CityLong Line of Fanners to Greet Him. Special to The Journal. Crookston. Minn., Oct. 27.The farm ers' convention, billed for this city to day, is a big success notwithstanding the most unfavorable weather conditions pos sible. It has rained almost continuously during the past forty-eight hours, and this morning, when the farmers awak pne d prepare d t o drlv e t o th e w the v cou W mk e Qn trains, of which seven to bring them to the city, they found it was snowing. This discouraged the greater part of them from driving any distance, and the result is that the crowds who came did not overtax the transportation facilities. Sixty passenger coaches had been secured and eight special trains were run. Including those from the immediate vicinity of the city, there are at least 13.000 people in Crookston to-day, and this number would have been increased to l!0.000 had the weather been better. , The crowds are being well handled and wer e addressed this morning in the opera o f th e wa s earnes t Th e arrjval was accompanied by his son. Louis W. Hill, and R. I. Farrington, second vice president. They have been on a tour of inspection of the Iron Range roads con nected with the system and came in from i3Ujutn Q n hj s arrIva I Ml th p Crookaton an d r an informal receptionf,o greeting thousands of farmers, who eagerly joined the line that filed past him and shook hands with the man who, whatever they may have thought of him in the past, they regard as a wonder in the transportation world. . - Mr. Hjll is addressing the farmers this afternoon and. after his speech he will be tendered a reception by the citizens at the Columbia clubrooms. The party will return to St. Paul this evening. SANTA MARIA IS LOOSE The Guatemalan Volcano Frightens the Natives BadlyNo Damage Yet. New York, Oct. 27. Since Saturday morning the volcaio of Santa Maria, in the department of Quezaltenango, north western part of Guatemala, has been in eruption, cables the elirald correspondent at Managua, Nicaragua. The eruption is attended with a terri fying roar and shocks are felt all over Nicaragua. Salvador and Costa Rica. No damage has been done, here, but there is great alarm. Santa Maria has not been considered an active volcano. There are several towns and villages near it. It is only about ten miles from the recently ruined town of Quezaltenango and fifteen miles from Mezatenango which has about 6,000 residents. The height of the volcano is 12,457 feet or about three times as high as Mont Pelee in Martinique. Guatemala suffered severely from earth quakes several days last April when many towns and villages along the Cordillera were either totally or partly reduced to ruins. The towns of Quezaltenango and Ametitlan, capitals respectively of the de partments bearing the same names, were destroyed. A BABY ELEPHANT Second Born Here, Trampled to Death by Its Mother. Special to The Journal. Baraboo, Wis., Oct. 27.Another baby elephant was born in the Ringling winter quarters here yesterday, being the second one born in this country. The mother, Alice, gave birth to one two years ago, but it lived only a few weeks. The one born yesterday was taken away and placed In an adjoining room. The mother beast then battered down the strong door and before she could be prevented got at her off spring and trampled it to death. She turned on the keeper and Charles Ring ling and would have killed them had they not reached a place of safety. MULVEY OF BUTTE He Wandered Around New York With $5,000 in His Pocket. From The Journal Bureau, Itoom MS, Pom Building, Washington. Washington, Oct. 27.The New York police force, since yesterday, has been looking for John Mulvey of Butte, Mont., who has been visiting his sister there. He owns three Montana sheep ranches and came east with four $1,000 bills and ten 1100 bills in his pocket. He tramped about New York for a week with this sum in an old purse in his hip pocket. Now he is missing. He went out Satur day night, and there hasbeen nothing doing since. Relatives fear murder and robbery. Mulvey was not a drinking man. W- W. Jermane. / , . "- Afc- *.* ,":, - PERMANENT RECEIVER One Chosen by the Creditors of the Rhodes-Carmean Company at Marshalitown. Special to The Journal. . Marshalitown, Iowa, Oct. 27.At the meeting of the creditors of the Rhodes Carmean company to-day Merrill Green was permanent receiver in place ,!'[ ,1 ''"Ifl 't'HAl'wiH [ HWH' i '.' iiii I I L Jl ii 1 1 inlijii'i W. W. Jermane. among them being Colonel and the addresses instructive, of President J. J. Hill's . Hil l wa s escort . two hours held DUKHOBORS O N A BIG MARCH They "Make a Big Prayer" and Be gin a Pilgrimage "Looking for Jesus." McCarroll, Real Estate Man of Mor ris, Minn., Makes a Trip to tlie District. All Their Property and Products of the Field and the Unregener- ate Deserted. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 27.J. W. Mc Caroll, a real estate agent of Morris, Minn., returned Friday night from a trip through the Dukhobor district northeast of Yorkton. The Journal correspondent asked him If he had seen anything of the large bodies of Dukhobors recently report ed to be on the march towards Yorkton. "Yes," replied Mr. McCarroll, "there p 0mt s f t cla l haedQbeehne secured, ed to seems to be a general movement. I vis ited several villages and their population was, in every case, much depleted. In some I would find only a few families, while in one the only living thing to be seen was a dog. It was impossible to judge whether they intended to come back or considered it immaterial what be came of their goods. I looked into the communal granary of one village and found 1,000 bushels of grain besides flour. It was perfectly, clear that there was a religious mania at the bottom of it all. "I came to one village where, there was unusual excitement. It was about forty miles from Yorktown and 5,000 Dukhobors were congregated and knots were gath ered here and there, all discussing one matter earnestly. I was informed that the people had gathered 'to make a big prayer' prepartory to going on a pilgri mage 'looking for Jesus.' "All appeared to have their minds cen tered enthusiastically on one subject. My business took me through all parts of the district and I found "many evidences sup porting this statement. "In one village was a man who had been left behind as unregenerate. He had cul tivated a taste for tobacco and whisky. They had taken his wife and children, however. He told me he was going to Yorkton to get his children and expected that his wife would then come back. "One day I met James S. Crersr, presi dent of the Yorkton board of trade, driv ing along the road with two other men, one of whom was an immigration official from Winnipeg. They were endeavoring to dissuade the Dukhobors from going on this pilgrimage, and to return home, but with little success, however. ' "Twenty-five miles from Yorkton I passed a large body comprising 1,100 Duk hobors headed south. They were strag gling along for two miles, carrying their sick children with them. . Their provl^ sions consisted of a peck of bread for each person. I found their bread to be of the very coarsest kind. - . It was as hard as bread can possibly be and they ate it after dipping it In slough water. They were barefooted and wore nothing but cot ton clothing, as their religious principles prevent them from wearing animal prod ucts. Their provisions cannot last them more than a few days, when they will be absolutely destitute. They may therefore be said to be destitute, although they have provisions in their villages and have left grain in granaries and wheat and flax in their fields. "They appear to be perfectly conscien tious in their actions. They themselves have no well formed idea as to where they are going. They are 'looking for Jesus,' and that is about all there is to it. They seem to be heading in a general south ward direction and it would seem that their intention is to center at Yorkton where there will be a grand rally." Mr. McCarroll states that large numbers of Americans are going Into "this district, which is one of the finest and most fertile in western Canada. ,,iA^^^*il^vfitJ^^vj!^l^i&W^''^^4.'d^^i^i LAKE SHORE MANAGES DEAD. Cleveland. Oct. 27.P. S. Blodgett, general manager of the Lake Shore railroad, died to day at his residence In this city, after a long i illness, Mr-Blodgett was 68 years of age* * * MONDAY EVEHIKQ*OGTOBE 27, 1902. 14 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. Uncle Sam Is Ready to Go to Work on the Canal, But THE ARCHITECT: FORGOT In Remodeling the White House He Left Out the HeatHard Luck Servant Story. From The Journal Bureau, Bo#tn 48', JPoei Building, Wa-nMngton. , Washington, Oct. 27.Again the hap hazard way the White House improve ments have been conducted is illustrated by the discovery that the architect forgot all about heating the new office section. He forgot also about providing a place for coal. When the work was nearly done, and the president thought about moving in, he took a walk around and discovered that there was no furnace and no place for one. Again it may be remarked, there is good reason why the7 architect has per sistently refused to exhibit plans. Hard-Luck Servant Story. A prominent senator,^ who , prefers to remain anonymous, has $ hard-luck serv ant story to, tell. Like- so many others, he went away -from Washington during the summer and left. & chatelaine in charge of his nice big house. The "chat" was a colored.Jlemale.wJiQ. had been cook to another senator and came most highly recommended. Early this month-the sen ator's wife returned to find that her resi dence had been converted into a club house for colored, people^ Incidentally it had been used also for a hospital. In the 'TWIXT DEVIL AND DEEP SEA guestroom a lady friend, colored, had been ill for several weeks with some mys terious and probably infectious complaint. A colored doctor had been caling regu larly. A colored man had been living for six weeks in the senator's roomand his bed. -Every evening there were doings in the senator's library, whence clouds of tobacco smoke had been observed is suing by the neighbors. - Mrs., Senator has burned three dozen linen-towels, half a dozen pairs of sheets, a hair mattress, seven portieres, two rugs and much miscellaneous bric-a-brac, but she says her husband will have to sell the house. She never can enjoy it again. W. W. Jermane. THE MOLINEUX MUDDLE The Handwriting Expert Has an In- ningMrs. Adams' Daughter Testifies. New York, Oct. 27.In. the trial of Ro land B. Molineux, when court adjourned on Friday, John F. Terrell, the Milwau kee expert, was telling the jury why he believed Molineux wrote all the disputed writings, including the address on the poison package wrapper. He took up his testimony "this morning and told where he had found the Molineux characteristics in the disputed writings. Mr. Terrell laid stress upon the simi-' larity in the disputed writings and in the writing known to have been made by Molineux before there was any suspicion of his connection with the death of Mrs. Adams. The peculiarities, he said, were lacking In the writings Molineux made for the district attorney after he was in directly accused. The expert proceeded to point out the peculiarities. "Do you consider the study of hand writing en exact science?" ex-Governor Black said in cross-examnation. "In some instances, yes in some, no." "It is based on the theory of probability, is it not?" "Yes, I suppose so." "Did you ever know of any other sci ence based on probability?" "No." Mrs. Rogers, daughter of the dead wom an, told of going to the theater with her mother on the night of Dec. 27, of her mother's headache in the morning and of her appeal to Cornish for bromo seltzer. She told of giving thfe poisoned drink to Mrs. Adams and of her almost imme diate collapse. Mrs. Rogers said her re lationship to Cornish is by marriage and not by blood. She said she had known Cornish nearly all her life that the fact of the separa tion from her husband occurring a couple of months after Cornish came to New York was- only a coincidence. Mrs. Rogers denied absolutely that her mother ever hired a letter box from Daniel Callahan, who said last week that she did, and declared that she.and her mother had no seciets. from each other. Mrs. Rogers said had a letter ndexshn ae assumedprivat* namee - - _ " -jiX'. HILL'S BIG PLANS IN MONTANA He Will Soon Control Every Iron Property of Note in Northern Part of State. Visit to Great Falls This Week May Be to Purchase the Silver Smelter. box- He Will Convert It Into an Iron and Steel PlantWhat He's Doing in Washington. Special to The Journal. Great Falls, Mont., Oct. 27.Much in terest attaches to the visit of President J. J. Hill of the Great Northern, who is expected to arrive on Wednesday. With President Hill will be President Harris of the Burlington. Banker A, E. Tibbetts of Philadelphia and Mr. Lewishon of New York. - Speculation is rife, but it is stated on pretty good authority that the object of Hill's trip to Montana is to purchase the silver smelter here. This report owes credence to the presence Of three of the engineers of the American Smelting & Refining Co., who made an inspection of the plant several days ago. In this party was Gyrus Robinson of New York, chief engineer of the big smelting company. On his visit to the west last August, President Hill closed a deal through which he secured of Banker Conrad of Great Falls a controlling, interest in the largest iron deposits khbwn in Montana, located about 100 miles-from Great Falls.in terri tory reached by the Great Northern, Twenty-five thousand dollars was paid for the property, which is a veritable mountain of ore, and, according to Hill's experts, practically Inexhaustible. With this purchase it' developed that President Hill had secured extensive man ganese deposits near Boulder, Mont , also on the line of the Great Northern, which was one element necessary to flux and smelt his iron ore. It was given but at the time, on the best of authority, that'it was Hill's intention to erect" at Great Falls a steel and iron plant to rival the groat eastern industries and, to use the words of Hill himself, to create an indus try that would employ more men than: a dozen railroads. It is understood plans for the new paint have been in the hands of the engineers for several weeks and part of the contem plated program is the converting of the old silver smelter into an- Iron and steel plant. The works are situated on the banks of the Missouri river and an unlim ited amount of power is available from the many falls of water adjacent. In this connection it may be stated that President Hill'has In.the state of Wash ington about 100 men actively at work ex ploiting a group of iron claims which he acquired during the early part of the year. Hill, experts are also in the Neihart' range of mountains examining the iron deposits there, and from present Indications Hill will soon control every iron property of note in northern Montana. BEING ON YOUR REBELS Colombian Cruiser Bogota Arrives at Panama. Panama, Oct. 27.The Colombian crui ser Bogota, formerly the steamer Jessie Banning, arrived here at 10 o'clock this morning from San Francisco Oct. 7. Cap tain H. H. Marmaduke, her commander, informed the correspondent of the Asso ciated Press that the vessel made a slow trip because the crew was exercised at target practice all the way down the coast. She stopped at Maffdalena bay for about three hours, tightening parts of her engines and also for target practice. The* Bogota made'very good time after that, taking the outside course, and reached here in fine condition. - .'- Soon after the Bogota's officers had landed, Captain .Marmaduke visited Gen erals Perdomo and Salazar, who wel comed him most cordially. The Colombian gunboats Chucuito and Clapet are the orders of Captain ,Mamaluke once j - whot as chief - cojamandj&r, will have charge of the Colombian fleet, which he will reorganize in American style. When the Bogota arrived here, Rear Admiral Casey, the American commander, sent an officer on board of her to inquire if the exchange of flags had been properly made. Captain Marmduke answered that the exchange of flags had been made in San Franciscb and that the Colombian flag had the right to be where it was. At the governor's reception of Captain Marmaduke, General Salazar said he drank to the captain's health and ex pressed the hope that his mission here would be fulfilled to the expectation of the government of Colombia and that he could count on the gratitude of all conserva tives. Captain Marmaduke, in reply, said he would be happy properly to fulfil his mis sion, COAL JURY IS OFF The Commission Meets This After noon With All Parties in Attendance. It Is Hoped to Complete Preliminary Arrangements at To-day's Sitting. Washington, Oct. 27.With one or two exceptions, the parties to the anthracite coal controversy have arrived in the city to attend the conference with the presi dent's commission this afternoon and it is expected that all will be present when the conference opens. The members of the commission are all in the city. While there is quite a number of de-* tails to be arranged the members are hopeful that they will be able to complete the preliminary arrangements at one sit ting. The operators and the miners have indicated a willingness to subordinate their desires as to time and place of hear ing to the wishes of the commission. Practically, all of the meetings for taking testimony will be held in the anthracite regions and it is believed that the com mission will be able ot get to work this week. Another preliminary problem is as to the questions to be taken up. Mr. Mitchell, who reached Washington at 2 a. m., ac companied by District President Fahey, will press for a general Inquiry, while it is understood that the operators will seek to restrict the inquiry. Dr. Charles P. O'Neil, assistant recorder of the commission, called upon President Roosevelt to-day to pay his respects. Al though the president feels that the mat ters Involved are now out of his hands, he took occasion to impress upon his visitors the great importance of the In vestigation and the far-reaching character of the results to be achieved. . The Session Opens. The commission met at 2 p. m. in the hearing room of the interstate commerce commission. All the members were pres ent, occupying seats upon the bench. Mr. Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers and District President Fahey ap peared for the miners, and the coal carry ing roads were represented as . follows: President Baer of .the Philadelphia ^ Reading E.TBf Thomas, chairman of the' board of the Pennsylvania Coal company and. Hillsdale Coal..& Iron! company Al fred.Waiter, president of the Lehigh Val ley r W. H. Truesdal'e president - of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western David Wilcox vice president of the Delaware & Hudson John B. Herr, vice president of the Scranton Coal company and Elk Hill Coal & Iron company J. H. Torrey, at torney for the Delaware & Hudson, aiid Francis I. Gowan, attorney for the Le high Valley company. Order of Procedure. Judge Gray, the,president of the com mission, read the order of the president creating the commission, and in a general way outlined the procedure to be followed. He stated that in accordance with the immemorial practice of the English speaking people, the commission would first receive the statements or demands of the miners, who were to be regarded as the prosecutors. The reply of the other side would then be heard, Judge Gray said, in order that the commission might have before it a definite issue. Mr. Mitchell Speaks. President Mitchell stated that he had with him the formal demands made by the miners upon the operators, and at the suggestion of Judge Gray he read the statement of the miners' demands adopted by the Shamokin convention, the rejection of which resulted in the strike. Walter Edward Weyl was also present as a representative of the miners. The hearing-room was crowded. President Baer Objects. President Baer objected to the appear ance of Mr. Mitchell as a representative of the United Mine Workers of America, but said he had no objection to offer against Mr. Mitchell's appearance as a representative of the anthracite coal min ers generally. Mr. Baer's objection was to avoid tbe recognition of the mine work ers' union as an order. Mr. Mitchell's Reply. Mr. Mitchell replied that the objections raised as to his status were not involved in the case. He appeared as a representa tive of the anthracite coal miners and dis tinctly refrained in his reply from men tioning the union. Presidents Baer and Thomas suggested to the commission that it proceed at once to the coal fields, in order that It might be informed at the outset as to .conditions there. It was agreed that Mr. Mitchell should file with the commission next Monday a detailed statement, of the claims of the miners. The statement he read to-day was a preliminary statement of the case. The representatives of the operators an nounced that they would file an answer thereto within three days of that time. The Question of Books. It was suggested that each side to the controversy appoint an expert to go through the books of the coal companies for the purpose of securing data upon which to work, but President Baer and other representatives of the companies immediately objected and suggested that they would furnish whatever information is needed. This question precipitated a long discussion in which the coal presi dent and the miners' representative took part. . . - ' To Meet at Scranton, Thursday. The commission decided to begin its in vestigation into the conditions in the an thracite coal regions Thursday of this week, commencing with District No. 1, in which Scranton is located. The Commission adjourned at 3:40 to meet in Scranton next Thursday morning. WIT IS RECALLED He Loses the Pleasure of His Minne apolis Meeting. Washington, Oct. 27.Wu-Tingfang, the Chinese minister has been- recalled by a special edict received by him to-day. He is ordered to return as soon as. he can pack his effects, probably within two weeks. He will become minister of com merce and willv joint commission to negotiate commercial treaties* .. -11 also be a member of "the H I SANT HAS HIS DUTCH DP The Governor Gets After the Globe and Democratic Commmittee With Vigor. _ He Serves Notice That False State ments Regarding His Taxes Must Be Retracted. His Letter Shows the True Signifi cance Underlying Personal At tacks Made Upon Him. Governor Van Sant is on the aggres sive. The unwarranted and false attack made on him by the opposition have stirred his fighting blood. He reached St. Paul this morning from a strenuous week's campaigning, and had to leave again before, noon.' He found time,, how ever to dictate one letter. That letter is addressed to the St. Paul Globe and to the democratic state commit tee. The Globe has published news ar ticles, editorials and cartoons, holding up the governor as a tax dodger and claiming that he paid no taxes on his steam boats. A flaming poster issued by the democratic state committee has been posted on the fences showing the farmer bearing an increased tax burden, while the governor's steamboats go tax free A Stralght-Out Letter. Governor Van Sant demands of both si complete retraction, and couches his de mand in unmistakable language. The let ter is as follows: "To the Editor of The St. Paul Globe, H. L. Buck, Chairman Democratic State Central Committee Frank A. Day, Press Agent of the Democratic State Central Committee, St. Paul, Minn. "GentlemenUpon my return - to the city, attention was called to a statement published in the St. Paul Globe and widely circulated by the democratic state central committee in poster form, that I was a taxdodger and that our steamboats did. not pay any taxes in Iowa. "I take the first opportunity to brand said statement absolutely false. . "I do not personally own a steamboat or any part of a steamboat, so do not pay any taxes upon that class of property in' this state. I do, however, own shares of stock In the Van Sant & Musser Towing and Transportation company of Musca tine, Iowa, and in no other steamboat company. This company was organized there before I moved to Minnesota, and" now pays, and ever sinoe its organization over twenty-five years.ago, has paid its taxes at Muscatine, Iowa, its' home, as can be easily shown by the records of the courthouse in that city. The'receipts showing these payments are-in my pos session and are open to your inspection. "The statement that. I. claim to pay my taxes in Leclaire, Iowa, is false,. aria the wide circulation of the assertion: in the . poster issued by your, comnlitte.e and the ' Leclaire's assessor's return, qn said.poster , isa malicious and wilf.alirmuena!o .to$jlace' me in a false light before the people 6i -the- state.--' You might" wttb: -equal- pro- .tvie^y^^t.vth^\assess's^-^'reti)tA eyerlr hamlet-..'ttn'i:the Mississippi.rivet*ijfc Iowa, that 1 did not pay any taxes in said hamlet. "I shall appeal to every fair-Tninded democrat in the state to stamp with his - disapproval' this deceptive and reprehen sible manner of campaigning. Due to Railway Influence. "You know full well that the opposition. to me of the St. Paul Globe and of the democratic state central committee does not arise from the fact that I do or dp, not pay my taxes, but because I have done all in my power to prevent the mer ging of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railway systems and of the for- . mation of the Northern , Securities com- - pany in violation of law. "Why do you not discuss on their mer its the real issues in this campaign? Why do you say nothing about the republican administration of the grain inspection or of the binding twine department, or of the state board of control, or of the tax amendments offered to the people by the republican party, instead of resorting to wilful and malicious abuse of the candi dates? These accusations against me are on a par with your attempt to discredit me with the laboring classes in the al leged interview published in. your paper in relation to the coal strike, and which you were compelled to retract and your further misstatement that I did not favor, at the meeting of the state board of equalization, increasing the assessment of public service corporations. "I regret being compelled to parade my - personal affairs in the newspapers of this state, but in'view of the false accusation of dodging taxes I will state that the rec- - ords of the assessor and treasurer of Wi nona county show that I was assessed and paid a personal property tax of $242.88 in, the current year last past. In your dilig ent search of the tax records of Winona county why did you overlook this im portant fact if your purpose was not to, deceive the public? "1 therefore demand that you "and each of you hereby retract above mentioned' statements so published by you, for tbey\ are absolutely and outrageously-false. - , Samuel R. Van Sant."-^ . MILLER NOT A SUICIDE Setback for Mrs. Cassody in Murder Trial at Washburn. Special to The Journal. Washburn, Wis., Oct. 27.The suicide theory, wiy jh the defense in the Mrs. Cas-' sody murdj - case has been working upon, received a atback in the trial to-day. The evidence i. Drs. Mertens and Lampsou leaves butpittle question as to Miller hav ing been murdered. Testimony this morn ing was introduced showing that a rig answering the description of the one' driven by the defendant was On the scene of the tragedy on the night Miller lost his life. The jury is closely guarded, and spent yesterday in the custody of the bailiffs. It will take two or three days to finish the case THE HOSS AND THE 400 * '- They Get Very Chummy in Chicago This Afternoon. V * Chicago, Oct. 27.The third annual horse * \ ,| show opened business amidst the blare of . i| trumpets and the plaudits of society peo- ' / ^| pie. The Coliseum, where the. event is - ,1s being held is completly festooned witl$_, flags of all nations. J *1 All indications point to the best exhib- '. " ^ tion ever held in Chicago. A large .num- " 1**$ ber of famous prize winners.are entered from the east, and the rivalry between * ^ the east and west promises tp be exceed- "^. ingly keen. The list of entries..was so \. great that the Coliseum stables were en- ~~ tirely inadequate and many of the horses "j^.* are stabled in nearby liveries. One hun- U-T ' dred and thirty exhibitors are present ^ \ representing parts of the country and \L the list of entries number 800 in all. A1-- r,^J though the real opening occurred at 2 *_- m. the formal opening will take place ' from ?! $ - r i v' "j| zt" .