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COLOR LINE AMONG TROOPS Texas Militiamen Object to Colored Cavalrymen Passing Thru State and Federal Troops Confront Imaginary Eneiay in To-day's War Game. Fort Riley, Kan. . Oct. 22.All the troops at Fort Riley were on the same Bide of the military problem to-day, and the enemy was whol ly imaginary. It was assumed th at a strong force was advancing to attack Fort Riley and the entire command was marched out to take up a position covering the post. It was the idea of Colonel Wag ner, the senior umpire, to give instruc tion as to the proper method of de ploying a division in line to repel an attack of the enemy. General F. D. Grant had command of the deploy ment. Lieutenant General Young rode out with General Bat es to witness the maneuvers. Some little friction has developed between the members of the Texas regiment and the troops of the Tenth cavalry, who are colored men. Some of the Texas men have forbidden the troopers to pass thru their camp on any pretext and the colored soldiers, who comprise one of the best cavalry regiments in the army, are displeased at the order. Numerous fist fights have already taken place, and last night a detach ment of the troopers descend ed upon t he camp of the Texas regiment and carried off one man, who, however, was released in a short time. Men of the Texas regiment have found it ne c essary to travel in squads whenever they visit the commissary store near their company. Militiamen Did Well. Fort Riley, Kan., Oct. 22.Five States against the United States, and practically an even break all around, was the result of the military exer cises yesterday. The problem required each body of state troops to take up a defensive position and there await an atta ck by a force of regulars. The Iowa regiment took its place on the Ogden fiats and was there attacked by a force of the Tenth cavalry, which drew off after a spirited action without penetrating the hawkeye line. Texas also held its own . The Mis souri regiment took a post on the hills north of the camp, where it withstood t he attack of Colonel Kline's Twenty first infantry. The advance was run back to the main, but the umpires stopp ed the fight before it came to a question of whether the regulars could have broken thru the ranks. Kansas did npt fare quite as well. I n the first place General Hughes' two regiments were confronted with topographical featureHrJwhiCh worked against them and favored the' advan ci ng force. Owing to the obstacles which the Kansas men were called upon to confront, the Eighth cavalry succeeded in forcing their way thru the center of the Kansas brigade. General Hughes brought up his sup port promptly, and made an effort to bring his line into shape, but the um pires called the thing off just as it was getting to be a mighty pretty fight. One of the most spectacular fights was that between the Second Nebraska and the Fourth cavalry, which ^terminated by the state troops hold ing their ground, always saving what might have been done to them by that terrible imaginary main body which was supposed to be coming up behind t he advance of the attacking force. NEW MINISTRY IN NORWAY Prof. Francis Hagerup Gives Out the Names of New Cabinet Members, Christiania, Norway, Oct 22.Pro- fessor Hagerup has succeeded In form ing a new cabinet in succession to the Rlehr ministry which resigned yester day in consequence of a parliamentary committee's decision in favor of the .opposition in a disputed election case whereby the opposition gained four seats. T he new cabinet is constituted as follows: Professor Francis Hagerup, premier and minister of justice. . Sigrud Ibsen, a son of Henrik Ib sen, the Norwegian poet and drama tist, Norwegian minister of state air Stockholm. . Pastor H. N. Hauge, minister of .ecclesiastics and instruction. ,-. M. Schoening, minister of com merce. Rirger Kildal, minister of finance. . M. Hansen, minister of public works. - M. Mathison, minister of agricul ture. Lieutenant Colonel Strumstad, min ister of war. , M. Michelsen, shipbuilder, and M. Vogt, lawyer, ministers of state for Norway in the council of state sitting .at Stockholm. Twenty= f iveYearsAg o The Journal would be glad to receive by mail, or otherwise, the names of all persons who were readers and subscribers to this paper when it started, twenty-five years ago this fall, or who became subscribers during the first year of its existence, and their present addresses. :.'...- The Journal would also be pleased to have the names of men living who were newsboys in Minneapolis twenty-five years ago, and their, present addresses. :M - &&&&&, 4:-jAl PROPHET OF PROSPERITY Edward H. Harriman Predicts Con tinued Good Times and Favor able Business Conditions. Their Camp. This Causes Bitter Feeling and Sev eral Fist Fights Are Pulled Off. Says the Immense Sums Spent by Bailroads Was in Anticipa- . tion of Prosperity. Special to The Journal - Chicago, Oct. 22."I am convinced that financial values are fast seeking their level and that the operations of the future will not be so hysterical as they have been in the past." So said Edward H. Harriman yesterday when asked what he thought of the business future of the country. Mr. Harriman added, with a smile, that he did not know anything about Wa ll street and its fits of hysteria and melancholia and did not care to become initiated. I n general, however, the president of the Southern Pacific declared his faith in continued prosperity. Regarding this he said: "The last five yea rs have been a period of extraordinary preparation on the part of the railroads. During that time nearly every railroad system of importance in the United States has been rebuilt on a generous plan, which will provide the transportation of this country for many years to com e. This has been accomplished at an enormous expenditure, unheard of in the histpry of railroads. It has also be en accom plished at the expen se of dividends and oftentim es in the face of opposition on the part of stockholders. "This country does not realize the amount of preparation which the rail roads have be en making to take care of the traffic of the present and future and ever5 r body should feel thankful that it has been done. The expendi ture is an eloquent answer to the query regarding my opinion of the business future of this country and my opinion is the opinion of eve ry railroad man who has been instrumental in making these expenditures. The $104,000,000 spent by the roads in which I am in - terested during the last three years for betterment and equipment shows un bounded faith in the future. "The countr yis prosperous, and there is no cause for alarm. Condi tions will settle themselves, and I look for continued prosperity in all lines of business. Within the last few yea rs every railroad system of any im portance in the United States and Canada has been expending millions in betterments and additional equipment and there is no reason to belileve this money has been spent for any other purpose than that of being able to handle the volume of business which is expected. I am of the firm belilef that the business of the country will continue to increase and it should be a matter of satisfaction that the rail roads are doing all they can to pro mote prosperity by making the mar kets of the world available to the in dustries of every section of the coun- try." Mr. Harriman is here with John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Charles M. Beach to attend the meet ing of the Illinois Central directors. + CARRIED FROM BURNING HOTEL Guests Routed Out and Saved by Daring Work at Redwood -Falls. " Hotel Francois and Valuable Stocks BurnedTotal Loss Is Over $100,000. Special to The Journal. Redwood Falls, Minn., Oct. 22. Fire completely destroyed Hotel Fran cois, a three-story brick building, valued at $30,000, and the Hough Master building, valued at nearly- $20,000, shortly after 3 o'clock this morning*! With the loss of the building the stocks of Francis & Schmahl, valued at over $30,000, and of Aune & Thune, valued at over $25 mi h*iii$k : 000, were complete ly destroyed. The total loss was over $100,000. The fire originated back of the hotel building and had completely en veloped the rear before it Was discov ered by Mr. Fitch of Echo, who was awakened by the smoke in his room. H e ga ve the ala rm and attention was at once given to awakening the guests, many of whom barely escaped with their lives. Mr. Miller of the Turner company of Minneapolis was carried out of the hotel. All of the commercial travelers, to gether with many of the boarders, lost everything. Some of the former escaped with only their underclothes The servants lost everything. The fire was re-enforced by a strong northwest wind, and for a ti me it seemed as th o the entire business dis trict of the city would be wiped out, but excellent work on the part of the firemen saved the day. Joseph Fountain e, proprietor of. the hotel, and his son, Percy Bradley, saved several lives by daring work, and remained in the hotel until every guest was rescued. How the flames started no one knows. The insurance will not be over 30 per ce nt of the entire loss, the stock of Francis & Schmahl and the hotel building bei ng very lightly insured. THURSDAY EVENIN GK OCTOBER *22, 1903. HOTEL ST. LOUIS SAID TO BE SOLD Thomas Lowry Is Beported to Have Bought the Hotel and ' Grounds. " Another Indication that First Lake ^Trolley line Will Touch That Point. With Increased Patronage the Hotel Would Be on a Better Basis. Thomas Lowr y, president of the Twin City Rapid Transit company, is reported to have bought the Hotel St. Louis on the south shore of Lake Min netonk a. - Mr. Lowry recently sold the Tonka Bay hotel, formerly Lake Park hotel, to St. Paul men. This is thought to indicate that Mr. Lowry was unloading his less accessible lake property in expectation of buying the Hotel St. Our Lady of Snows Is Wbrr ying About Her Northern Boundary Line and the North Pole. Louis, a much nearer and more con venient place as a trolley line terminus from the twin cities. The report gives additional color to t he statement in a recent issue of T h e. J o u r n a I that capital was looking to the establishment in the neighborhood of Roswell Park of a casino similar to the one so su c cessfully run the past season at Ex celsior. Rumor has had it for some time that t he Milwaukee would be glad to un load'the lake spur from Hopkins. It has not had the reputation of paying much of a profit and there have also be en many seaso ns when the Hotel St. Louis failed to make expenses despite its. delightful location. The advent of a trolley line, however, would put the hotel on an entirely dif ferent basis. There is h o precede nt to show' what would be the result, but the prospect of carrying ten tim es as many people to Bay St. Louis as have frequented it as transients in past sea sons may have operated to encourage the "purchase of the property^ GAYE HER LIFE FOR THE COLONY Woman Is Burned to Death While Fighting Fire Which Men aces Town. New York Sun Special Service. New Orleans, La., Oct. 22.Mrs. T. G-. Burton, wife of a prominent land owner and a member of the single tax colony established at Fairhope, Ala., sacrificed, her own life to save the homes, the property and lives of the little colony. A fierce forest fire was sweeping everything before it. The colony however, felt secure and pra c tically all of its inhabitants went away yesterday on an outing. Mrs. Burton remained at home. Her husband was away. Without warning the fire bro ke out again and crept up to the limits of the village. I t was burning a fence surrounding the Bur ton place when Mrs. Burton attacked t he flames. She battled with them stubbornly but her skirt became ignited and there bei ng no one near she was burned to death before the other colonists could reach her. However, her screams brought help to the scene and the rescuers extinguish ed the flames and saved the colony. Washington, Oct. 22.A. G. C. Quay, son of Senator Quay of Pennsylvania, has been appointed deputy naval officer at the port of Philadelphia, where he will assume his new duties on Nov. 1. ^*i V, ?'. W : - v^sH^s^tiHk & :&&&&&& ffilti , r-^-"^n hiiiTw \^m i isa - j* HEINZE WINS A SECOND TIME Ten Million Dollar Minnie Healy Mine Held to Belong to the Young Napoleon. ' Boston & Montana Mining Com pany Is Defeated in a Cause Celebre at Butte. . u No End in Sight of the Litigation, as the Higher Courts Will Be Invaded. Butte. Mont, Oct. 22.Judge Clan cy, in the district court he re to-day, decided the famous Minnie Healy min ing suit in favor of F. Augustus Heinze, whose claims to the mine have been opposed by the Boston and Mon tana Mining company/ one of the allied Amalgamated Copper corporations. The value of the mine is estimated at $10,000,000. Tfca" case previously was decided in favor of Heinze by AN ANTICIPATED HALLOWEEN Judge Harney of Butte, but was se nt back by the supreme court for trial for alleged improp er conduct by Judge Harney during the pending of the case in his court. Judge Clancy's decision was not re gard ed as final to-day. The case, it is said, will be fougHt thru the high est courts in the land. The title of t he case is "Miles Pinlen vs. The Johnston Mining Company," a suit on a verbal contract. McGlnnis Lose s. Judge Clancy in the district court to-day refused the receivership peti tion of John McGinnis, a stockhold er in the Boston &.Montana Mining com pany, against that company, but granted an injunction restraining the Boston & Montana fr om transferring its stock to the Amalgamated Copper company and payi ng dividends to th at concern. The receivership petition is not de nied permanently. The decision of Judge Clancy is so worded that if circumstances demand he may grant t he receiver later. WARSHIPS ARE ON THEIR WAY EAST Tho Russia Already Has Fifty-four Ships There Others Are En Koute. St. Petersburg, Oct. 22.A request of the Associated Press to-day for a statement from the foreign office indi cating Russia's position in connection with the far eastern question, elicited only the significant reading of a less reassuring dispatch from Tokio. The newspapers he re say the Rus sian Pacific squadron consists of fifty four warships, including six battle ships, eight first-class and five second class cruisers, seven sea-going gun boats, two torpedo cruisers, two tor pe do transports and twenty-four tor pedo-boat destroyers, having an aggre gate of seventy-five officers and 13,200 me n. There are now on the way to the far east two battleships, three first-class cruisers and eleven torpedo boats of vario us classes, with 164 offi cers and 3,286 men. The Novoe Vremya declares that many of the most influential Japanese newspapers are subsidized by Ameri cans and Englishmen. KILLED BY ELECTRIC SHOCK. Special to The Journal. ' - Blackfoot, Idaho, Oct.' 22.Charles An-|* derson, a former resident of Great Falls, was electrocuted yesterday afternoon, 10,000 volts of electricity passing thru his body, killing him instantly. CL.1.. , T 1 GERMANY WANTS PANAMA CANAL Colombian Diplomatic Agent Says a Syndicate Has Made Offers to .- His Government. Will Pay Better Than the United States and Take a 100-Year Scheme Involves First the Buying Out of the French Construc tion Company. Special to The Journal. Washington, Oct. 22.Senor Ismael Enrique Arciniegas, Colombia's diplo matic gent who has just arrived in Washington, reports that several syn dicates have represented to the Col ombian goveritme nt that better terms for the completion of the canal ..can be obtained from them th an those offered by the United States. Colombia looks with confidence to- wa rd completing arrangements with a syndicate of German financiers for the construction of the canal. This syn dicate, . it is explained, proposes to purchase -the righ ts of the French company, operate under th at conces sion, give Colomb ia a larger bonus than th at offered by the "United States and accept a hundred year lease. A t the same - time the Colombians show no disposition to proceed witfl the se European negotiations until the decision of America with regard to t he Panama route is ascertained. PAIR TO-SIGHT A2ST O TBJDAl TO-jfrGHT WAB3EBB FBIBAf Oiieht to Seize It. St. Louis,.Oct. 22'.:Senor Estrada, commissioner general to the World's Fa ir for Cuba, believes the United States should seize what territory it needs for the Panama canal. The United States, hes aid to-day, would be perfectly justifiable in such seizure. Colombia more perhaps than the United States would be benefited by t he canal and the loss of it to her would e an irreparable one. COST OF VOTE WILLBE$300 Only One Vote in a New York Pre cinct, but Expense the Same. New York Sun Special Service. New York, Oct. 22.The re is one election district in. the city of New York which Tammany and the fusion forces are making a hot fight to win. There is only one voter in the district. To get his vote the city already has spent $200, and will have to spend nearly $100 more, for it will cost ex actly as much to condu ct the registra tion and election in that district as In the most populous district. It is the nineteenth election district of the twentieth assembly district. Jo seph Thomas is the solitary voter. Last year there were nearly 400 voters. Since then an entire block of sixty houses has been torn down for St Gabriel's public park, and every one had to move away except Thomas, who is foreman of the lumber yard. ^ S WILL 4B DEPORTED. Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 22.An immi gration officer has started for New York with Celia Deighan and her son Peter, natives of England. The woman is about 40 years of age and the boy is 15. They will be deported. Elizabeth Hurnes, sister Mrs - Deighan, who was arrested Sept, 23 and ordered deported, is said to have confessed at her hearing that both were furnished with money by the authorities at Liverpool with which to emigrate. ' \ " * \ afiMtt&riBttfrjfeifc J?,^W, ,A..,:.&&aaftafitei British Columbia Says It Is Beady for It or an Independent Government. The Alaskan Boundary Commission Award Stirs Up All Classes at Vancouver. Vancouver, B. C , Oct. 22.Local feeling is very bitter over the award of the Alaskan boundary commission. There is much talk of annexation and of Canada becoming Independent, business men being generally much dissatisfied at what they pronounce British disregard of Canadian inter ests to please the United States. It is a matter of comment th at the loudest among the discontented are Englishmen residing here. Many of them say th at Canada will never achieve her greatest possibilities until she becomes part of the United States. Rev. Elliott S. Rowe, the leading Methodi st minister of British Colum bia, who, with Chief Justice Hunter, constituted the labor commission this summer, in an interview said: "I am a Britisher and I have always been a Britisher, but if Great Britain ys to hand Canada over piecemeal to the United States, I say let us join the American republic also. B y doing so now we are large enough, populous and important enough to have some thing to say regarding the terms of such annexation, and also would be potent enough to have something to say in the affairs of the republic of which we would form a part. But if we wait until our best and richest ter ritory is given awa y, we shall simply be absorbed. I t looks to me as if Cana da had won the case and lost the territory." Mayor Neelands of Vancouver^ thinks that the Alaskan award may lead to the establishme nt of Cana da as an independent nation. THE MAIL INDIGNANT London Paper Doesn't Like the Alas kan Boundary Award and Says So. New York Sun Speoial Service. Londo n, Oct. 22.T he Dai ly Mail, which is carrying on an agitation against Lord Chief Justice Alve r stone becau se of his decision in the Alaskan boundary dispute, attacks his "conscientious hastiness." It declares that the more the subject is studied the less comprehensible the award appears. The decision is termed an ignominious concession of the whole question, suggesting entire misapprehension : or excessive pusil lanimity. The paper quotes "well informed" Canadians in London as saying th at the Canadian commissioners refused to sign the award* not only becau se their views were ignored, but because de - cisions were submitted for their sig nature concerning which they had not be en consulted. The commissioners had unanimously agreed to give all four islands in the Portland channel to .Canada. - v /"'', v^ ' SubsequentlyLordAlverStbi3fe -re- markable pliablUty indncsed the Ameri cans to revoke the concession to which they had agreed in return foF thi? recognition bf- their ownershin of the Lynn canal. Moreover, "near "Dyea the Americans were given territory to which Canada's right was nev er dis puted. Sends Congratulations. Washington, Oct. 22.On receipt of official advices concerning the award of the Alaskan boundary commission, President Roosevelt se nt the follow ing cablegram to Messrs. Lodge, Tur ner and Root, the American members of the commission: "Congratulate you and thank you heartily on behalf of American peo ple. Theodore Roosevelt." HERE TO TRY ON MELLEN'S SHOES Howard Elliott, New President of the Northern Pacific, Reaches St. Paul. '-'- Says He Hopes to Encourage Busi ness Development of the Northwest. Howard Elliott, elected president of the Northern Pacific, arrived in St. Paul to-day from St. Louis. H e spent the morning with C. S. Mellen, going over various affairs and meeting the' officers of the Northern Pacific. Mr. Elliott said he hoped.his experi ence on the C , B. & &. would enable him to satisfactorily administer the affairs of the Northern Pacific. H e stated he had no new pla ns for the Northern Pacific that he hoped to manage the affairs of the company in harmony with the communities it served, with the employes and with connecti ng and competing lines, and to do what he could to continue the good work already done in developing the property. When asked if he expected to bring any C , B . & Q. men with him , he re plied th at he did not that the C , B. & Q. needed all the good men now there, and th at he had no doubt there were good men for all positions on the Northern Pacific and he desired to work with the present officers and me n. A s an officer of the Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy Mr. Elliott said his duties had be en to he lp condu ct and develop the business of that company in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys. "As an officer of the Northern Pa cific," he said, "I shall strive just as hard to conduct and develop the busi ness of th at company in the north and northwest, with their growing com munities and prosperous cities. "There is a natural commercial in terchange and interdependence be tween the states in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys and those in the north and northwestan d I shall try to do what I can to promote these relations in my work on the Northern Pacific road, which is su ch a great property and such an important factor in the business development of the north- west." , . . TRIED TO BLOW UP HALL. Sullivan, Ind., Oct. 22.News has been received here of an .unsuccessful attempt to blow up* the Odd Fellows* building at Cass, a small town five miles east of here, ft is thought that the attempt was made by some disgruntled men who were can didates for membership in the lodge, but who had been blackballed recently. . , 'TS^im^i 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. * / 00M FOR ANNEXATION WILL ISSUE ' I A STATEMENT President Roosevelt Will Review Results of the Postal Depart ment Investigation. Will Prepare a Statement on the Subject Before Regular Ses sion Meets. Stories of Discord Between Roose velt and Mr. Payne Are Branded as False. New York Sun Special Service. Washington, Oct. 22.President Roosevelt will soon issue a public statement on the postal frauds, and leading members of the administration believe that this statement will, Jnci-, dentally, forestall an investigation of t he postofflce cases by congress. The president has already read the ex haustive report of the postal investi gation written by Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristbw, and h o is familiar with every detail of th a inquiry. The preparation by Mr. Roosevelt of a general statement is only a ques tion of the ti me necessary for such an undertaking when he is almost contin uously engaged with other public busi ness, demanding attention before th meeting of congress. While no infor mation in regard to the contents of the Brlstow report has been given, it' is known th at the report contains lit tle about the postal frauds that has not already been made public except such evidence as Is necessarily with held by the government pending the prosecution of fraud cases in the trial courts. N o Friction Between Them. It is stated on high authority that t he investigation by Holmes Conrad and Charles J. Bonaparte brought forth nothing which could cause any difference of opinion between the pres ident and Postmaster General Payne. A n effort has been made to have it appear that certain recommendations made by Messrs. Conrad and Bona parte are displeasing to Mr. Payne, and th at if the se recommendation* should be received favorably by the president, Mr. Payne would be placed in an awkward position. One of the se statements was th at the dismissal of Postmaster Merritt of the Washing ton city postofflce was recommended. The fact is, there is no mention of Postmaster Merritt in the report. Another story was that Secretary Shaw and the president are at outs ^over the findings of Conrad and Bona parte against Controller of the Treas ury Tracewell, who, the investigators charged, had improperly approved certain postal accounts. B y high au thority, this story was nailed as a lie. The president accep ts Mr. Shaw's view th at Mr. Tracewell is an efficient and conscientious officer., and the con troller will, not be disturbed. It is not denied, ho.w'everv th at the Conrad-Bo naparte report severely censured Con - stroHgi"^rafce^eTl. -..--- PresldenjL Ropsevelt hopes to have the last wotd in the postal, scandal, and he expects to say it, before" the assembling of congress at the regular session. THE SOUTH FOR -RECIPROCITY Manufacturers of the Southland Sea Pine Opportunities in the Cuban Markets. Delegation from Porto Eico Wants President to Help Out Their Coffee Business. New York Sun Speoial Service. Washington, Oct. 22.If the admin istration feared that its Cuban rec iprocity program was in danger of de - feat owing to the opposition of beet sugar republicans, that fear has been dissipated, it is believed, by the changed attitude of southern members of congress in regard to the proposition. Those familiar with con ditions say th at manufacturers in the south are becoming aware of the great opening there is for their products in Cuba. A t present England is trading with that island and has gobbled up a ma jority of the business which formerly went to Spain. If the tariff between the island and the United States is reduced it will be a big thing for the south, for cotton goods and other products are in great demand in Cuba. It is expected that the Louisiana cane sugar men Will oppose the ratifi cation of the convention, but the large accession to the ranks of reciprocity among southern statesmen' generally will insure its success. President Roosevelt was called upon yesterday by several Porto Ricans who ask ed him to arrange for a reciprocity between their island and other coun tries so th at Porto Rican coffee can be sold. The president told his vis itors that he used only Porto Rican coffee in the White Hous e, th at it was the finest in the world, and that he would be glad to assist the inhabitants of that island to introduce their arti cle everywhere. SMUGGLER IS TAKEN Retired French Marine Officer Ar j rested at New YorkHad $25,000 in Jewels. New York, Oct. 22.What officials of the customs hou se declare to be the largest - seizure of smug gled'goods ever taken from an Incom ing passenger was made to-day when diamonds and other jewels valued at $25,000 wer taken fr om Captain S. Gelat, a retired officer of the, French marine service. Captain Gelat was a passenger on' the Teutonic. H e was arrested and the jewels were se nt to the public stores. H e insisted he was not a smuggler, but th at he was bringing the stuff here for friends. In his de clarati on to the customs inspectors h said he had nothing dutiable. 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