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1 PRICE TWO CENTS, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1903.
HANDKERCHIEF AS THE CLDE Arrest of Miss Marion Hutchinson - Formerly a Clerk in Bur- - dick's Office. She Is From London, Ont., a Woman of Refinement and a Fine Musician. The Police C^aim to Have Solved the Mystery of the Burdick Murder. Buffalo. March -V7.'-Superintendent Police Bull has aftnottftced that a wom an had been arrested in toe Burdick murder mystery. ' - - "We strongly suspect this woman.'' said Superintendent Bull. "He r na me Is Miss Marion Hutchinson. She was employed as an extra clerk in Burdiek's office. Her former home was in London, Ont. She is a woman of refinement and a fine music ian. She came to Buffalo last summer with her mother and sister. He r father is dead. She is short and slight and has a light complexion." It appears that a handkerchief played an important part in the identification and that one not belonging to any one in the Burdick household was found in the den after the tragedy. A s she sat in the office she was ap proached by Detective Cornish, who asked her for her handkerchief. She gave it up rather reluctr.atly. Then Superintendent Bull took from his drawer a handkerchief which had been concealed there. It was taken into the inner office and laid on a table, and care fully examined by District Attorney Coats worth and Superintendent Bull and com pared with the other taken from the woman. Superintendent Bull said later that he was confident that the mystery of the Burdick murder had been solved. Miss Hutchinson was taken into Super intendent Bull's private office and a cross examination was begun. She Is Released. After her examination at police head quarters Miss Hutchinson was taken to the district attorney's office. Later Attorney Fennelly, the lawyer retained by Mrs. Seth T. Paine, appeared at police head quarters and demanded to see Miss Hutch inson. Superintendent Bell denied that she was there, whereupon Mr. Fennelly retired to the city hall and obtained from Justice White a writ of habeas corpus ordering that Miss Hutchinson be pro duced in court on the ground that she was being illegally held for the murder of Edwjn Ti. Burdick No defense to the writ was interposed by the police and Miss Hutchinson was thereupon released. Another Capture. This afternoon Assistant District Attor ney Abbott arrived at police headquarters having with him in a closed carriage an other young wom years of age tired. She was taken into the private office whore she was questioned by the authorities. , .^^ '""' 'i THE EARLIER REPORTS Story of Marlon Hutchinson's Appearance in the Case. - Buffalo. March 7,A woman known to have been under the eye of the police in connection with the Burdick mystery was to-day taken to police headquarters. She was taken at once to the office of Super intendent Bull and the door of his office was locked. Heretofore those whom the authorities desired to question in regard to the murder mystery were taken to the office of the district attorney. Assistant Chief Cusack, with Captain Kilroy, took the wom an into custody in the tenth precinct, which includes the Blmwood district. The wom an is now being questioned by Super intendent Bull and District Attorney Coastworth. The police refuse to sta te whether the woman has been placed under arrest or not. They decline to give her name, al - though they admit that she has been tak en into custody in connection with the Burdick case. it Is Miss Marian Hutchinson. The woman who was taken into cus tody was taken from 19 Tupper street, a boarding-house kept by Mrs. Coughlin. Mrs. Coughlin stated that the woman taken from her house by the police was Miss aMrian Hutchinson, who came to the house on Feb. 17. She said Miss Hutchinson worked for Burdick a the envelop factory up to four weeks ago. apparentl,y _.an . . , The grain commission men claim that She-Tvas h^ndom^ly^r^-^ NEW BURDICK CLUE The Hackman Wh o Carried the Murderess Is Found. Buffalo. N. T., March 7.Early this morning the police were at work on a new clue in the Burdick murder mystery. They had found a hackman who drove a young woman to the corner of Ashland avenue and Summer street near the hour of the murder. Sh e carried a satchel and walked toward the Burdick house. Th e police are Investigating some of the women who worked in Burdick's factory. Mrs. Paine was in a happy mood wh en a reporter Called at her home last even ing. "Do you know." she' said with a smile, "that the detectives have been withdrawn and that neither myself nor my husband Is under the surveillance of the police? I feel so happy and free. Actual custody could hardly be worse than I have en dured." THE ART OF HEALING What the Virginia Legislature Pur poses tp Do. Sew York Sun Special Service. Richmond, Va., March 7.By the ter ms of a bill relating to the practice of med - . icine, as amended by the senate, and which the house will undoubtedly pass, healing by prayer for pay in Virginia will be unlawful and punishable by fine and . Imprisonment. Christian Scientists, osteopaths and oth ers worked in the lobby for a bill amend ing the general law requiring the examina- ' tion by the state medical board of all who practice medicine. Th e senate's ac tion is a complete defeat for them. The Scientists held that healing by prayer for pay should be licensed. Th e osteopaths wanted representation on the board, but failed to secure it. - ' "If you will be good," said the kind hearted stranger, "you may be president "- of the United States -1, Th e barefoot boy, o was evidently playing ,f earnest consideration before he replied: ?$V ' No ,,*- promises. Father buys all the gold bricks CAUTIOUS YOUTH. Washington Star. truant,Y tookn the proposal under slr ' & \-r, *v i r. i i-r"z\ 'wh t fool me with no o u ca A' '-^t'f^M^ A WAR MEASURE I AGAINST MILLS One Road Prohibits Delivery of Wheat in Its Cars to the Mills. Millers Think Patience With Car Situation Is No Longer a Virtue. To-day's Order Precipitates a Nice Question Regarding Deliveries of Cash Wheat: ' * of As result of the action of a local mill ing company in taking forcible possession of eighteen freight cars against the or ders of the railroads, the most drastic order y .^Ued came from the railroads this m - jiYig..' ' No wVat coming into Minneapolis by the Milwau3fe*v*wiii be permitted to go to the mills. . Tfcri^order,. the millers say, is the last sV'aw-on the camel's back. They will fight it to a finish. -The story of how a local milling com pany in desperate straits for cars, secured an engine and in the night appropriated eighteen to its own use, was told in The Journal yesterday. The roads suffered from the loss of the cars, and had much difficulty in explaining mat ters to other shippers to whom cars had been promised. This morning the grain men found the following on the bulletin board at the Chamber of : | NOTICE TO ALL GRAIN DEALERS Until further notice.orders sending grain in Milwaukee cars to the Min neapolis & Eastern, Minneapolis & Western, the Railway Transfer or the Great Northren Railway will not be accepted. A. L. Scott. Manager Terminal Association - about 24 The first three roads mentioned are the smaller lines in and about the mills. This means that the Milwaukee will not take any more chances with the millers. The railroads claim the mills have not been fair with them and have disregarded ordeis repeatedly. Cash Wheat Affected. The posting of the order started a con troversy on 'change at once as to the ex act terms of sale on cash,wheat deals. This question has never been up before, but while the order remains in force an understanding will have to be reached on every sale of wheat. The' largest cash wheat buyers on 'change now are Frank E. Stevens of the Pillsbury-Washburn company James Marshall of the Consoli dated Milling company, and Franklin Crosby of the Washburn-Crosby company. These gentlemen assert that when a miller buys wheat he naturally wants it at his mill and that it is. or it should be. the business of the seller to get it to the mill to make good delivery. That it is the seller's business to know if there is any thing to prevent prompt delivery, and that a buyer should be protected by the seller. ?? ^^-, ? ----- tha t, if the mills, after.aTbuyin'g r it , cannodt get lhc roads to switch it to their plants, it ifc their - lookout, the responsibility of the seller having ceased. This question will probably come finally before ,^th e Chamber as a body for settlement. D. L DRESSER & GO. FAIL They Were Commission Merchants About $2,000,000 of,Their Paper Afloat. New York, March 7.D. Leroy Dresser and Charles Riess, doing business as com mission merchan ts under the firm name of Dresser & Co., 15 Greene street, made an assignment to-day for the benefit of creditors to Charles S. Mackenzie. Large banking interests conferred yes terday in the effort to extend assistance necessary to save the firm, but the sus pension could not be averted. Two million dollars in the firm's paper is said to be outstanding. A considerable amount is held in this city. REFORM IN MACEDONIA What the Grand Vizer of Turkey Has to Say of the Program. York Sun Special Service.. Constantinople, March 7.In an inter to-day on the subject of Macedonian fms, the grand vizier, Said Pash a, 'Qoviously it is impossible to alter the administration of an entire province in a week. W e must have time. W e are not, however, only now beginning. Th e gov ernment's attention has been principally absorbed with Macedonia for four months. W e have already spent large sums of money, and appointed the most energetic functionaries to the highest posts. W e are now seeking capable and enlightened men for the minor offices, and are thus gradually forming a new staff for the whole province. W e have obtained two or three first-rate German officers for the gendarmerie and are expecting more shortly. Ne w engineers are everywhere jnaking roads. This will doubtless give an impetus to trade. If the Macedonian committees continue their armed agitation we shall suppress their outbrisak with, regular troops, who will confine them selves strictly to military pperations. Q?he Transvaal war has shown how difficult it is to establish order while guerillas are still in the field. I earnestly hope that we shall not be hampered by continual complaints arising from hitches such as are unavoidable in introducing and per fecting the reforms. To u may announce that the grand vicar sey that the reforms will be carried out to lw latter." '*- r- "-liA-sM'^-^^M^tM^^h.'^M^^ii : 0T j e ^|3 Commerce : m The Railroads' Attitude. '.'..' The railroad managers complain .irthat the millers see only the local side of- the matter, and do not appreciate the broader view of the roads. Hundreds of shipper everywhere along the lines are clamor ing for cars, and their demands have to be met at least in part. Th e Milwaukee, Oma ha and Soo roads, it is claimed, have in some instances brought in empty cars at a loss to 'themselves, and have carried them right past stations where they would have been loaded, in order to accommo date the Minneapolis millers. An d the re cent arbitrary orders have been issued be - cause necessary for the best interests of all concerned. But the millers have kicked over the traces repeatedly and have re fused to be bound by the restrictions, hence their last order, which is the worst yet, since it strikes not only the millers, but the grain men as well and with equal force. s - f ,+ Wjrj^yu 0n ANTI-STRIKE INJUNCTION Attorney of the Men Still at Work * / on the Motion for Its Dis- - - - solution. Men Charged With Conspiring to Prevent the Eoad From Per forming Duties Imposed. Rumors of Other Roads Joining in the Strike Are Denied by the Men. St. Louis. Mar ch 7.Far into the night the attorneys of the trainmen and firemen were busy at work in the preparation of the petition on wheh the motion for dis solution of the Wabash road's injunction against a strike will be based. . A t 9 o'clock this morning, with a corps of ste nographers, they took up the work again, but with all the energy they are putting forth they said this morning that they J -=-: traeK'an f^ could not definitely sta te ju st when the answ er to the injunction would be com pleted. Th e attorneys have the entire field now and nothing will be done^until they are ready to file the answ er in the United States district court. The members of the grievance commit tees are about the corridors of the dffer ent hotels waiting for the completion of the answer. A t the Wabash general offices President Ramsey and the road's legal advisers are simply waiting for the counsel of the grievance committees to act. Th e em - ployes are working as usual -throughout the system. Regarding a rumor that the other roads will join in should a strike be declared. Vice Grand Master Le e of the Brotherhood of Trainmen said: "Talk of other roads joining us in a strike is absurd. "T he only way that could arise would be in a road assisting a road on which a strke is declared by sending men to fill the strikers' places. "In that case it is probable the grand masters will notify the lodges of the as sisting road that this was being done and order a poll for a strike. Moreover, we are going to fight this out with the Wabash only." Grounds of the Injunction. "We charge the unions with conspiring to prevent us from performing duties im posed upon us by the federal statutes," declared Colonel Wells H . Blodgett, gen eral solicitor of the Wabash railroad to day, in explaining the grounds on which an injunction was obtained against the Union League to prevent them from call ing a strike. "We also submitted ex-parte evidence in support of our allegations," he contin ued. "They would have prevented us from transporting interstate traffic and from exchanging traffic with connecting lines. These duties being .imposed by law, and conspiracy to prevent the Wa - bash from performing them is unlawful. Because the statu te involved is federal, the case was properly filed in a federal court. "The case involves no new interpreta tion of the law, nor did the court do any thing more than courts usually do in tem porary restraining order. Th e Wabash is prepared to carry the case through all the courts if necessary to establish its rights. I t has other evidence, which will be presented at the proper time, to prove beyond doubt that its allegations were correct." r ( V v George Gould's Trip. George Gould will not come to St. Louis in a few days, as was intended. I t is stated that his change of plan is due en - tirely to the inclement weather. A t Wa bash headquarters, it is further stated that his proposed trip had not,, the smallest connection with the present wage con troversy pending,between the railroad and its employes. Even if Mr. Gould came, it is claimed he would not interfere with Mr. Ramsay's management of the affair, though he might, and he probably would, be willing to receive the reports of the men and hear what they had to say as a matter of courtesy. The men are considerably disappointed at this turn of affairs, for they had hoped to be able to present their case directly &if&C2 to hjm, anl, if t$$y did. not induce him, to overrule Ramsayv at the least he would advise Ramsay to. yield sonewha to the demands .of the iWan. In a circular letter .'sent by the leaders to all the lodges of railway employes on the .Wabash, whom they represent, a. report of the federal Injunction is given, coupled with an explanation of the com mittee's inability to do anything at pres ent for fear of coming In contempt of court. The -leaders announce that they intend to abide by the .court's decree, and advise their follower^ %$ do likewise. EX-GOY. MERRIAM HAS RESIGNED He Places His Resignation in the President's Hands to Take Effect May 15. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Foit Build ing:, Washington. Washington, March 7.Ex-Governor Merriam placed his resignation in the hands of the president to-day. It will take effect on May 15. Governor Merriam resigns to accept the vice-presidency of the International Mercantile Agency of saassamE New York, and will remove from Wash ington to that city. Mr. Merriam has been the best director the census ever has. had, and the stand ards he has established in that office will govern it for some time. N o man in of ficial place in Washingxon for many years has ma de so strong an impress upon the place he has filled as Mr. Merriam has done, and he will retire from office with a record of which he and all his friends may well be proud. H e has had the con fidence and esteem of the president and of all other high officials, and of congress, and his office has been conducted without friction of any character. Even hi man aging the vexing patronage question he has escaped criticism, and southern demo crats think.as favorably of him as north ern republicans. Governor Merriam to-day had a pleas ant and satisfactory intervie wwith the president, who was reluctant to give him up, but appreciated that the new. position offered something mu ch better than the directorship of census. There is no un pleasant feeling between the White House and Merriam and no disappointment on. the latter's part at not being appointed secretary of the new department of com merce. "I wish you would say that for me, and say it strongly," said Governor Merriam to Th e Journal correspondent. " I hope my friends will think better of me than to believe the stories of that sort put into circulation. Th e president ma de a very proper appointment as secretary of com merce, and I certainly do not find fault with it. My new place has been under consideration since last fall, but it has taken several mont hs to arrange the pr e liminaries." Governor Merriam will remaini here un til the middle of May, to close up several important bits of work in the census office. H e will then take his family with him to Ne w York. Later he will visit the northwest. Ne ws of his intentions got out first in St. Paul a week ago to-day, before he was ready for it. The secret leaked out from several St. Paul men who are interested in the New York concern. W. W. Jermane. Old Feud Between Farmers Ends in a Murder. Silk 2A s&c^&s^^^ti Defective The Boy's FatherMadam, let me ask if your daughter knovrs how to run a housecan cook, for example, and nrtrse the siok, mend clothes, anrt.- in fart, is familiar with all the multifarious details of domesticity ? The Girl's MotherCertainly not. sir! Why. if h had learned all those things her education would have beeu neglected. r. ^ ^ i-*--i A MOSES KILLIlf NEAR O'NEILL - Special to The Journal. O'Neill, Neb., March 7.W. H . Shaw was killed yestrday by Edward Slattery on the farm of the.latter's father. The road was impassable in front of the Slat tery place, and Shaw and his hired hand started through a field, where the public had been passing. There has been, a feud between the families, and Slattery told them they couldn't cross. Shaw and his man got off their wagon and started toward Slattery, when he fired, instantly killing Shaw. THE IDEA. ( Judge. ' - ( PROPHETS OF EVIL ABROAD Failure of th Aldrich Currency Bill a Great Disappointment to the Financial Interests. Country's Business Increasing With T No Incerase in the Volume of Currency. Senator Beveridge of Indiana and His Connection With the Sen I ate's "Family." * from The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post Build ing, Washington, Washington, March 7.The failure of the Aldrich currency bill was a great dis appointment to the financial interests, which are predicting that a severe money stringency will result next fall, when the time comes to move the crops. And what is more, the fear of it may bring it much sooner. Th e volume of the country's busi ness has been rapidly increasing during the present era of good^jfofaes, with no corresponding increase in^fdcjfej^ohime of currency, and Wall street is'-^W^Tied over the prospect of large sums -'px' cash being tied up in the west during^.September, October and November, and doesn't know how it will be able to get'along. I t was this prophecy, that there will be financial trouble in the fall months, which induced the president, during the closing days of the session to exert his influence in behalf of the Aldrich bill but he could not reach the democratic senators, who had organized a filibuster, and the bill failed. Senator Aldrich stated in a speech that if there was a financial flurry, in volving thousands of innocent persons in ruin, the democrats would be to blame for it. Beveridge "In the Family." Senator Beveridge of Indiana is rapidly coming into a position of great prom inence in the senate because of his rela tions with the real leaders of the sen ate. In this matter he has distanced his rival, Senator Fairbanks, much to that gentleman's disgust. Beveridge has the confidence of the president, and is fre quently called in consultation at the White House Fairbanks enjoys no such honor. Beveridge is a member of the republican steering committee of the sen- ateFairbank s is not. Beveridge \is a member of the inner circle of this steer ing committee, a small group of half a, dozen membe rs which meets at Senator Hanna's home frequently for break fast, to talk over legislative and politi cal matter s, and map plans of campaign Fairban ks is not of this company. Th e "family," as this small_ number of in fluential senators is called, consists of Hann a, Aldrich, Spooner, Piatt of (Con necticut and Beveridge. What it says always goes it has not yet been defeated in any of its plans. I t should be said in this connection that no member of the "family" has pub licly admitted the existence of that fa mous organization, least of all Senator Beveridge. To do so would be to destroy its power. But the "family" is a very real thing in Washington, as gentlemen who do not belong to it are well aware, and must be figured with "on all matters of important legislation. W. W."Jermane. - TEN ,MEN BROWNED Ferry Boat at Glenn Falls, N. Y., Is - Capsized. Glens Falls, N . Y., March 7.By the capsizing of a flatboat/used Spiers Falls to-day, a number of men were drowned. Ho w many lives were lost is not yet deflnftely known. Th e current was very swift and a mass of ice and logs struck the craft. There were sixty men 1*i the boat. I n the confusion one man, jumped out, and in jumping seized the tackle rope. This caused the'boat to tip, half the men falling into the river and being carried down by the swift current. The latest estimates agree that ,ten men were drowned. , - .*, " W^i^^^^^^^^^^^^ as a ferry at '- -:-: '-* A : BI G DEAL ON SALE OF M. W. Savage Is the Prospective Fur chaser for the International Stock Food Co. His Plan Said to Provide Not Only for a Mammoth Manufacturing Plant f'-JJ but for the Retention of a Great Auditorium as WellThe Deal 1% Has Already Been Considered in Detail and a Decision One Way or ^_L the Other Will Be Beached Within a Few Days. * i M. W . Savage plans to buy the Exposi tion building. A t least it is understood that late this afternoon he ma de a defi hite offer through his agent, Thomas A. Jamieson, for the entire property, the building, equipment and land, to the own ers, the Industrial, Exposition company. This offer is open in all probability for Proprietor: of the international Stock Food Company. only a short time, so that the negotiations will be completed in a few days .if the deal is to go through. L If Mr. Savage accomplishes nothing else for Minneapolis he will haye done it a SEMI-HMtS ARE ON First Round Fought Out Last Night by Teams in the Debating League. Close Decisions for Austin and Fer gus FallsSt. Paul Defeats Benson, v Special to The Journal. Blue Earth, Minn., March 7.The de - bate for the high school championship of the first and second districts was held at Blue Earth last night. Th e Austin dele gation of about twenty-five arrived at noon. Th e Austin debaters were Ger trude Klein, Miles Berkett and Ray Adams. They spoke in this order in the principal addresses and in the reverse order in the rebuttal. The Blue Earth team consisted of Ra chel Fierkey, Verna Schneider and Earl Sweet. They spoke in the same order in both the main speeches and in rebuttal. The judges were Professor Horace Good hue of Carleton college, Dr. Schaper of the state .university and Da y Grannis, a senior in the law course in the university. The decision of the judges was two tor the affirmative, represented by Austin, and one for the negative. A large and enthusiastic audience greeted the contestants as they came upon the stage. Th e high school auditorium w as crowded to its utmost capacity. Th e audience was largely of Blue Earth people, yet the applause for the teams was im partial. A n occasional class yell added to the interest. The arguments presented on both sides were the usual arguments for and against the question. Th e arguments of the af firmative were along the line of more power to the people in order that abuses might be done away with. On the other hand, the negative contended that none of the present evils was the result of the present method of election. The rest of the arguments were grouped around these propositions. These debates are highly favored by the people of Blue Earth. They recognize the good qualities in them and hope to see them continued. They believe that a team, whether defeated or winning, must receive much profit. ZENITH CITY LOSES Fergus Falls, on Home Grounds, Over comes the Duluth Boys. Special to The Journal. Fergus Falls, Minn., March 7.The Fergus Falls debating 'team, champion of the ninth congressional district, met the Duluth team last night in a semi-final con test for Th e Journal's cup, and was awarded the decision by a vote of two judges against one. The debaters from the zenith city were Stnaley Strand, Joe Harrison and Albert Evans. Fergus Falls was represented by Caleb C. Hogan, Charles S. Bayley and Miss Madge Chappelle. The teams were very evenly matched in the set arguments of the evening, but wh en it came to the rebuttal Fergus Falls was- readier and had a shade the best of it. Fergus Falls will be one of four teams of the State High School Debating league in the next round of the semi-finals to de cide the state championship. I t has de bated and wo n on both sides and expects to be a successful factor in the closing contests. ST. PAUL BEATS BENSON Saintly City Central Team Gets a Unani mous Decision. Debaters composing the team of the St. Paul Central high school defeated the Benson. Minn., team last evening before an audience which packed the assembly room pf the St. Paul school, where the de bate was held. The subject was,""Re- solved, That United States senators , -J should be elected by direct vote of the vi'a* ',$r*A ?^ttii^^p,T^Tite^pr^^ T M ^^.^^^i^^&^^L^:^^, J.-&J&* fyff 4fj^ak^t^Si^ feyJjy 28 1 M. W . SAVAGE. MINNESOTA^ HISTSttAtLGH AND STTHDAt PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. Akli*"i fl service by assigning a definite use for this building. It is believed from what is known of Mr. Savage's business characteristics that Z the property, if purchased, will be put '. at once in thorough repair for the hous ing of factories No. 1 and No. 2, in whicl* is manufactured the product of the Inter- A national Stock Food company. i ( I t has been well known for some timet \ that the plant of the International com pany has worked at a disadvantage fo*- '5 lack of room. Even in the office it ha* been found necessary to swing two score. 'N typewriters from the ceiling on a half ., floor. Mr. Savage can have no other? thought in mind than to apply the Expo- ' sition building for business purposes. * Good Trackage FacfUties. Negotiations have been on for several weeks. Contractors have figured the cost of repairing and the conversion of the building into a manufacturing establish ment. I t has been found that by exten sion of a side track from the Great North ern near the plant of the American Bridge company a train of cars can be set right into the building for loading in car lots. The tracks on Main street are also easily accessible. As far as can be gleaned from persona who have figured on the changes in the ' building, it is believed that Mr. Savage, will settle the auditorium question once for all for Minneapolis. Th e historic au ditorium will be retained, but when the builders get through with it it will be entirely worthy its name and the patron age of the people at least such is th, intimation gathered from different sources. If the proposed purchase is consum- - mated, Mr. Savage will have secured about - five acres of groundover two city blocks in dimensionsa large building nearlyf covering the tract and the entire equip-* ment of machinery used during the old " industrial exposition days. Th e building? - stands 500 feet on First avenue SE, Suifc. on Main street, 555 on Bank and 300 ore. Ortman. people," and St . Paul had the affirma, tive side of the ^question. The debate was one in the champiOK** ship series, jjijd its result puts the seventy" congressional district out of'the' running/ Some time ago a league was formed and preliminary debates were held in the dif ferent, districts to select the school which should have the honor of representing it's district again st teams selected from the other districts of the state. This plan leaves nine teams to contest for the championship of the state. Last night's event in St. Paul was the first de bate in what may be termed the second round. The St. Paul team was made up of Paul Ganger, Milton Firestone and Kenneth McMannigal, while Charles Thornton, Hugh McCune and Wylie Stone repre sented Benson. The judges were Pro fessors Drake, Chase and Churchill of the university faculty, and their decision was unanimous. All three of them ioined in praising the work of the young debat ers. During the interval required to arrive at a decision Miss Evelyn Dock stader sang a vocal solo. Third and Fifth To-night. Faribault of the third district andMin- 3 neapolis Central high of the fltth will de- C-^ bate at Faribault this evening. Th e Cen - & tral high school takes the place of the ^% East high, which won the fifth district ' contests, owing to the poor health of "one? 'Xtf of the membe rs of the East high team. *^ j HATTEN IN EARNEST I Badger State Senator Expects His Race Problem Convention Will Be "A Go." Governor of South Carolina Can Sea / No Merit Whatever in the .***? Scheme. - ' L Special to The Journal. ,,", Madison, Wis.. March 7.Senator Hat-' ten has received a dozen telegrams fa vorably commenting on his plan for an interstate negro problem conference at At lantif next July, also many vigorously op-* '. . posing the scheme. Before leaving for his home at New London he said he would conduct exte n sive correspondence with the governor* and interested citizens of all the states in order to get the widest co-operation pos sible. H e is confident that the conference will be taken seriously by the southern states, the meeting. being held in the south, and the "black belt," being in the position of host, informing and discussing with the representatives of the north. H e believes it unwise to pay the ex penses of the delegates from the state treasuries, saying the best men for the conference will be glad to go unremuner ated and that the absence of expense will enlist the co-operation of the governors. It is expected that sociological professors will form perhaps half the delegates., i Yr New York Sun Special Service. Columbia, S. C,-March 7. Governor Heyward to-day said: "From every standpoint this action Is Worse than meaningless. Such a con vention could not possibly bring any re sult. Of all plans for the consideration of the race question, Iknow of none more directly aimed in absolutely the wrong di rection than would be such a convention.** THE MODEST HTTMORIST. Baltimore American. "What do you regard," asks the interviewer, "am the period of greatest development in Amer ican humor?" Here the peratm who is beinc Interviewed waxes thoughtful* At last he answers: "Well. I hare Seen writing jokes for .the past ' r. .' !Q '- '? five years." ' BEAVTIES OF OV& LANGUAGE. lie (at the police ball)Who is that handsome woman dancing with your brother? SheOh. that's one of the lieutenant's wivea. HeIndeed! How many wives has the lieuten ant K '*- i 'j, ,-*, -, j - K "& A r * l s k /-v" f5 H r f .J- ?& -