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terest In international politics and
trade with a big-
Germany's attitude is a complex of
vague, territorial hopes in China, long
standing intolerance of Japan's am
bitious dislike of Russia and a desire to
peperate Russia from Prance by -win
ning Russia's good will.
JAPS' MODERN STINKPOT
Can Fired Three MilesDissem
inates Death-Dealing Fumes.
2fw York Sun Special Service.
Chicago. Feb. 8."If the Russians
think their new-fangled torpedoes are
going to decide the war, let them wait
until a Japanese shell inclosing a
Chinese stinkpot* explodes in their
ranks," said William McElroy Smith
of Osaka, Japan, at the Annex. Mr.
Smith is a chemist employed In the
great sulphuric acid works at Osaka,
who is confident the islanders will
"The Japanese are at once the most
modern and the most ancient of peo-
ple," he continued. "There a re no
lost arts among'them, and whatever
they have learned of modern science
and invention they- have combined
with ancient contrivances. Their
engineers and ordnance men have
taken the old Chinese stinkpot and
moderniz ed it. Their guns will drop
a shell into the Russian ranks two or
thr ee miles off. The shell will ex
plode like any other shell, but the ex
plosion will disseminate fumes that
will kill every breathing thing within
a radius of 100 yards. If the Rus
sians can stand that sort of thing,
they will be more than mortal.
More Deadly Than Lyddite.
"Talk about the lyddite shells the
British us ed in the Boer war!" ex
claim ed Mi-. Smith. "These shells of
the Japs will revolutionize the art of
war. The Japanese have simply mod
ernized a Chinese idea, and for a bad
smell have substituted deadly fumes.
Hereafter warfare will be conducted
by chemicals, and not by gunpowder.
Powder will henceforth be simply the
motive power, as the steel of the shell
will be the box in which the chemicals
are carried. But the chemicals them
selves will be relied upon for execu
"These new shells are the invention
practically of Japanese engineers. On
them the government bases its confi
dence and by'their fumes the Japan
ese generals will conquer Manchuria
and rout the Muscovites from the
western shores of the Pacific. For
the se stinkpot bombs a re a fierce
RUSSIA MASSING TROOPS
Japanese Squadron Skirmishes to In
tercept Russian Squadron.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 8.An advance
detachment of Russian cavalry is
leaving Mukden for Korea.
The telegram from Mukden an
nouncing the departure of the cavalry
"Russia's love of peace has be en ex
hausted by Japan's demands. Troops,
therefore, have been concentrated at
the Yalu river.
"The Russian troops are in the best
of spirits. The Japanese everywhere
a re hurryi ng homewards."
The Mukden dispatch repeats the
rumor that a Japanese squadron is off
Wei-Hai-Wel, on the north coast of the
Shantung peninsula, with the object of
intercepting the" Russian ships com
ing from Europe.
WASHINGTON WITHOUT NEWS
Will Probably Have Military Observer
in the East.
Washington, Feb. 8.The Chinese
minister and the Japanese minister
both called at the state department
before noon to-day, declaring thatJ
they were in search of information
from the seat of trouble in the east
and that they had no news themselves.
It has been practically settled that
the United States army shall be rep
resented as a military observer with
the Russian army by Brigadier Gen
eral Henry T. Allen.
C. R, BOATS TAKEN
Tartar and Athenian Either Purchased
-or Chartered by Japan.
Speoial to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. Feb. 8.The big
Canadian Pacific railroad steamships,
Tartar and Athenian, of about 35,000
tons each, have be en purchased or
chartered from the Canadian Pacific
railway by the Japanese government.
The steamships were used as freight
and passenger carriers between Brit
ish Columbia and the orient.
WOULD WELCOME MEDIATION
Russia Gives a Significant Hint to
Paris. Feb. 7,. -Russia has inti
mated to the Frsach government that
action looking to the mediati on of the
powers might properly be taken.
Japs Start for Korea.
Berlin, Feb. 8.The German foreign
office has be en advised that a portion
of the Japanese fleet sailed from
Sasho yesterday. Its destination is
unknown but it is supposed to be
Horses for the War.
Eldora, Iowa, Feb. 8.R. J. Baker,
an eastern horse buyer, has bought
over $80,000 worth of horses and
mules in this section the past month
for the Russo-Japanese war. Good
prices have been paid.
British Subjects Enlisting.
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. Feb. 8.K. Mori
kawa, Japanese consul at Vancouver,
IS kept busy every day receiving appli
cations from British subjects to join
the Japanese army in the impending
fight with Russia. says the appli
cations are from officers and men in
active service at Esquimault. a British
North Pacific station, retired army
and navy men, local militia volunteers
and private citizens. All applications
will be sent forward as soon as war is
Britain Sends Troops to China.
Shanghai, Feb. 8.The British regi
ment, the Sherwood Foresters, is pr e
paring to sail on the steamer Kwang
Ping to Chin-Wang-Tae, presumably
to guard the Tientsln-Niuchwang
riailroad, which ente rs the great wall
Liver and Kidneys
It is highly important that these organs
Should properly perform their functions.
When they don't, what lameness of the
iide and back, what yellowness of the skin,
what constipation, bad taste in the mouth,
4ick headache, pimples and blototoft*, and
|oss of courage, tell the story.
The great alterative and tonic
Hcod'sSarsaparilla Aires these organs vigor and tone for the
proper performance of their functions, and
$ures all their ordinary ailments. Take it.
lBB?lls!aKil gogla, afann..
"We used your Kunple bottle of liniment on
a severe bum, and found it the best liniment
ever bandied. Enclosed find order for more
large bottlet, SBe. omf $1.00, at all druoaUiu
Lyman-Xaiel Drag Co., Distributors.
WWIHHWIIIHHIMUHHMIHMtWImiimilHIWMM at Chin-Wang-Tae. It is reported
that the Russians are seizing vario us
points on the northern part of this
Code Messages for Japan.
New York, Feb. 8.The Japanese
government has decided that cable
messages in co de may be sent to Japan
Protection for Italians.
Rome, Feb. 8.Minister Mirabello
has ordered the Italian cruiser Pie
monte from Shanghai to Japan and
that the cruiser Elba shall protect
Italian interests in Korean waters.
The armored cruiser Vettor Piesani
will communicate between them. The
cruiser Puglia no wat San Francisco
has also be e*n
ordereradera "Worships a re to start for
TO BETRAY PALS
Gustav Marx Offers to Turn
State's Evidence, but Offer
Chicago, Feb. 8.Gustav Marx, self
confessed participant in the car barn mur
ders, turned aside from his co-defendants,
Peter Neidermeyer and Harvey Van Dine,
at the opening of the trial of the three
men to-day, and offered to become a wit
ness for the state.
hoped thereby to save his neok and
take a penitentiary sentence instead. The
state's attorney however, declined to con
sider Marx in any other capacity than a
murderer on trial with the others.
Daily Tribune's Block Gutted and
Several Firms of Winnipeg
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 8.The fire
which broke out in the Tribune block
on McDermot avenue late last night,
destroyed property to the amount of
$75,000. The heaviest loss falls on
the Winnipeg Tribune. A battery of
eight linotype machines and the big
Hoe press are out of business for the
The fire started at 11 p. m., in the
rear of the stationery store occupied
by Richardson & Bishop, adjoining the
newspaper office, and soread rapidly
to the latter. The firemen were
greatly hampered by their inability to
discover the location of the fire and
by the temperature, which was 30 be
The flames were under control by
2 a. m., but bro ke out again two hours
later. The losses are as follows:
Richardson & Bishop, stationers,
$25,000 Winnipeg Tribune, building
and plant, $40,000 R. M. Pierce,
wholesale furs, $1,000 Davidson,
$3,000 Connery & Richardson, real
estate, $400 Funk Garrison & Sons,
job printers, $1,500 Davidson Bros.,
contractors, $500 Addison & Sanson,
real estate, $1,200.
The building was owned by the
Tribune Publishing company of which
R. L. Richardson is the managing di
rector. The Tribune is being printed
on the Stovel company's press to-day.
The building is badly gutt ed in the
rear, but it is thought the press Is not
damaged beyond repair.
O CURE A COU EST ONE DAT
Take Laxaare Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money If It. falls to curs.
B. W. QroTe's signature Is on each box. 25c.
Cod, Comfortable Cars.
With the thermometer soaring be
tween 80 and 90 peop le find it impos
sible to sle ep well these nights.
There is no cooler place for a peace
ful and refreshing night's sle ep than
in the well ventilated sleeping cars on
the Milwaukee road's celebrated Pio
neer Limitedthe famous train of the
world. The berths are higher, wider
and longer than in other cars, the
linen is new, clean, sweet and pure and
the ventilation of the cars and berths
is all that could be desired.
BALTIMORE'S GREAT FIRE
Continu ed from First Page.
era arrived by" special train, and their coming gave new impetus to the efforts
to check the flames, by putting fresh men into the fight, the Baltimore firemen,
as well as the out-of-town men who arrived earlier, having been exhausted
by their all night struggle against such terrific odds.
All electrical power has been destroyed and no street cars .are running.
A one time the burning area stretched for blocks along the harbor in
the southeast section, the old part of the city. The district is enveloped in
smoke that rises in great volumes and rolls away over the rest of the city
Stretching back along Jones Falls is a host of buildings gutted by the flames'.
SCENE O UTTER DESTRUCTION.
_- From the Lombard street bridge, looking westward, is a scene of utter
destruction. What were once large, substantial structures are now a mass of
smouldering debris, a few Walls here and there standing like sentinels over
the ruins. Huge piles of smouldering bricks, tanglet networks of electric
wires, a few remnants of walls and here and there telegraph poles burned and
smouldering, a re all that remain to mark the progress of the confiagra
tion in that section.
FIREMEN DYNAMITE BUILDINGS.
The firemen are dynamiting buildings and walls in the burning area anfl
the intonatio ns of the explosions and the shrill whistles of the fire engines
add to the indescribable horror of the scene. Every few minutes the fall of
walls can be heard.
Travel thru this district is fraught with greate st danger, and even in the
outlyi ng parts of the districts flames can be seen eating their way thru the
ruins, and tottering walls make ingress and egre ss extremely difficult.
About midnight the wind, which had been blowing strongly from the
southwest, began to come in a gale from the northwes t. A this hour the
flames had reached Market Spa ce and were headed directly for the tenement
districts across the falls, Where frightened foreigners were working like
demons to save their household effects. Temporarily the change of wind
saved them, for the flames were driven towards the water front, and all
buildings from Baltimore street down to Pratt street soon were a roaring
mass of flames.
AREA O THE FIRE.
The area of the fire district extends from Liberty street on the west, to
Jones Falls on the east, about three-quarters of a mile, and from Fayette to
Pratt streets, north and south, a distance of four city blocks. Included in this
territory were a number of financial establishments of national repute, in-
cluding the buildings of Alexander Brown & Sons, the Continental Trust com-
pany, the Union Trust company, the Atlantic Trust company, the offices of
the Baltimore & Ohio, the Pennsylvania Railway company, the Maryland,
Southern & Chesapeake, several steamship companies and a number of lead-
ing hatters, haberdashers, etc.
The main offices of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies
were deserted lo ng before midnight, and the buildings which they occupied
are practically destroyed.
ALL THE NEWSPAPERS BURNED OUT.
All of the buildings of the Baltimore newspapers, including the offices
of the Associated Press, were destroyed by midnight. -Several of the publis h-
ers arrang ed immediately to have their editions printed on the presses of
These editions, containing full and accurate accounts of the fire, arrived
here early this morning and were delivered to their regular customers'
A 9 o'clock the fire had attacked the wharves, piers and docks of the
harb or and seemed to be spreading to the southeastern section of the city.
However, it is not burning aB fiercely as at daylight, and there is hope that
it will spend itself within a,.few hours.
The lumber district has been practically consumed, and there is little
material left for the flames to feed on. in that direction.,
to Japan. Two
Althp- not unexpected the latest
newa from the far east deeply affected
the pope. said "I still have hope
in the peaceful disposition of the czar.
Let us pray that God may guide him."
SCENES O DESOLATION
Ruin Stalks Abroad Over the Best of
The First Victi m.
Baltimore, Feb. 8.Jacob II
ginfrietz, of the Laurel Fire com
pany, York, Pa., was killed early
Suspend All Business.
Baltimore, Feb. 8.Governor
Warfleld, after a conferen ce with
Mayor McLane to-day, declared
a legal holiday. The necessary
legislation will be introduced in
Annapolis to-night to suspend
business for a week or ten days,
making that period practically a
Baltimore, Mo*.* Feb. 8.-The streets
of the burn ed and burning districts
present a scene to-day at on ce thrill
ing, pathetic and harrowing. This
district is fully two miles square and it
is two miles square of. utter ruin and
desolation. Scores and scores of what
were palatial, modern and so-called
fireproof buildings yesterday, are to
day so many piles of grim and black
ened debris, smouldering and smok
ing and a mere ghastly mockery of
their vanished splendor.
The devastated portion of the city is
closely patrolled by local police, po
licement from Philadelphia and Wash
ington, state militiamen and com
panies of regulars from Fort McHenry
and no one is allowed to enter the pro
hibited lines except by special permis
Outside this line tens of thousands
of eager and anxious people: are con
gregated and in all directions there
are multitudes of men and women,
looking curiously on or vainly seeking
for more and definite information about
the conflagration. Everywhere there
is in evidence a feeling of awe and ter
ror over what has happened and of
solemn apprehension of what may fol
low. The common remark of citizens
is that Baltimore has received a blow
from which it cannot recover for
Mayor McLane is among those who
are optimistic and to-day while ex
pressing his sorrow and horror over
the calamity which has befallen this
city expressed the hopef ul conviction'
that the city will quickly- rise,- like a
Phoeni x, from its ashes.
It is expected that the re may be
much suffering and destitution and
Mayor McLane and other city officials
are already discussing means of relief.
It is estimated that as many as 20,0d0
persons will be thrown out of employ
ment and hundreds of famili es will be
Brigadier General Raggs, com
manding the state national guard, who
has charge of the street patrol, issued
strict instructions to guard against
afciy possible looting of partially de
stroyed or abandoned houses. So far
there have' been no instances of loot
Calls the Legislature.
Governor Warfleld has called an ex
tra session of the legislature to meet
this evening at 8 o'clock to empower
him to declare the city under martial
law and suspend all business for ten
days. The action was taken after a
conference with Attorney General
List of Losses, v'
Following is a partial list of the in
dividual losses of $100,000 and over,
incident to the great conflagration.
The estimates cover buildings and
John\E. Hurst, dry goods, over
$1,000,000 insurance $1,500,000
William Koch, importing company..
The Daniel Miller Co., ary goods,
carry more than $1,000,000 on con
Dixon & Bartlett Co.. shoes
Joyner, Wilse & Co., hats and caps
Spragins. Buck & Co., jnoes
Cohen, Adler Shoe Co
I. S. Fllian, ladies' wrappers Jacob
R. Seiigman, paper, and Nathan
Rosen, won en's cloaks
Morton Samuels & Co., boots and
shoes, and Strauss Bros., stor
Bates Rubber Co
Guggehbeimer, Swell & Co., litho
graphers and printers.
M. Friesman & Sons, clothing, and F.
Schwarzkopf Toy Co
National Exchange bank, building
A. Lowman & Co., clothing
John E, Hurst & Co., storage
Lawrence & Gould Shoe Co., and
Bates Hat Co
S. Ginsberg & Co., clothing......
Winkelmann & Brown Drug Co....
B. M. Sutton & Co., dry goods
Chesapeake Shoe companv
S. F. A A. K. Miller, clothing manu
S. Halle Sons, boots and shoes
Strauss Brothers, dry goods
A. C. Meyer & Ox, patent medicines
Strauss, Eisenman & Co., shirt man
North Brothers & Strauss.
100,000 125,000 125,000
150,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
McDonald & Fisher, wholesale paper
Wiley, Bruster & Co., drygooas, and
E. W. &E. Damman, cloth
Henry Oppenheimer & Go.,-clothing,
and Van Sant. Jacobs & Co., shirts
Lewis Lauer & Co., shirts'...:
Champion Shoe Manufacturing com
pany and Driggs, Currin & Co.,
MenMel Brothers, ladies' wrappers...
Blaukenberg, Gehrmann & C6., no
Leo Keeue & Co., ladles' cloaks', and"
Henry Pretzfelder & Go., boots
Peter Rone & Sons, harness manu
James Roberts Manufacturing com
pany, plumbers' supplies'
R. J. Anders & Co.. boots and shoes,
and James Robertson Manufactur
ing company, storage
Rose De Jardin appears"
175,000 100,000 100.000 125,000 125,000
FOUGHT FIRE FROM FRONT
Fire Fighter Hints Baltimore Men
Didn't Know Their Business.
Philadelphia, Feb. 8.Police Cap
tain McCoach, who went to Baltimore
in charge of a detail of policemen,
has telegraphed to Director of Publ ic
Safety Smyth that the fire Is now prac
tically under control. Captain Mc
Coach sa ys it was a repetition of the
Atlantic. City fire battle.
When the firemen from this city
reached Baltimore he says, they
found the Baltimore firemen fighting
the flames from the side and rear.
District Chief Waters, in charge of the
Philadelphia firemen, ordered his men
to fight the fire from ^he front to head
off the spread of the flames.
Big Insurance Losses.
New.York, FJebv 8:4^re~"insurance*
brokers in this cit emi&ate the min
imum loss to insurajt&e
r, 6bmpanies in
Baltimore flre'ar $30^000,06'0. Losses
of big companies are now plac ed at
from $500,000 to $2,000,000 each.
Offers Financial Aid.
New York, Feb. 8."The crippled
Baltimore banks can have anything
within the bounds of reason to he lp
the malong," said the president of the
Seaboard National bank of this" city,
when asked, what action could be ex
pected from the New York associated
banks operating thru the clearing
Losses of Webster City Man.
Special to The Journal.
Webster City, Iowa, Feb. 8.George
Herr Reinecker, the Webster City
millionaire, lost a quartet of a million
dollars in the Baltimore fire. owns
the steel structure next the Hurst
building, in which the fire started.
had but $4,000 incurance.
Insurance Co.'s Hard Hit.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 8.Repre-
sentatives of the Hartford insurance
companies estima te that the Balti
more burned district is insured from
70 to 80 per cent. President George
L. Chase of the Hartford Fire Insur
ance company said to-day that he was
familiar with the section burn ed and
'knew that the .firms! to a lar^ge ex
tent, were well insured. Local insur
ance nften say they fear some of the
^Baltimore companies* wjll be put out
of. business. A old insurance mana
ger said firms should not insure too
heavily in home companies.
Newspapers Move to Capital.
Washington, Feb. S.-5 a. m.The
Baltimore Herald was published this
morning on the press of the Wash
ington Post, and the Baltimore News
will be issued to-morrow afterno on
from the Washington Post. The Bal
timore American also has made ar
rangements for publication in this city
until its Baltimore plant can be re
stored. The Sun will be issued from
the Washington Star office in the
Great Fires in America*
New York, Dec. 16, 1835Fire
destroyed 674 buildings, including
city's best business structures.
N lives lost. Property loss.
Chicago, Oct. 8, 1871.Great
Chicago fire, which ran over an
area of 3 1-3. square miles, de
stroying 17,450 buildings, killing
250 persons, rendering homeless
98,500 persons, and involving a
property loss of $20^0,0*00,000.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1872.
Fire laid waste, sixty-five acres of
property and caused death of
.fourteen persons 800 buildings
Ottawa and Hull,.Canada* April
26, 1900.-Fire destroyed the
manufacturing city of Hull and a
portion of Ottawa, caused the
death of seven persons and a prop
erty loss of $17,000,000.
Hoboken, June 3, 1900.SNorth
German Lloyd dock fire wiped out
150 lives and caused a property
loss of $7,000,000.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901.
Area two miles long and thir
teen blocks wide swept clear of
buildings loss $10,000,000.
-Paterson, N J., Feb. 8, 1902.-^-
Fire in business section destroyed
seventy-five buildings loss $18,-
Baltimore, Md Beb. '7w 1904.
Fire In heart of city destroyed its
best buildings. Loss estimated at
(a the plaintiff
in a divorce action in the district court
against Ernest De Jardin.. The defendant
is accused of cruelty,] infidelity, drunken
ness and several other lesser faults, and
the, plaintiff prays foFTP'separatlon from
hed and board in case an absolute
I s, 150,0001 divorce Is not granted.
NO WHEAT SENT
SHIPMENTS STO P, SAY ADVICES
Local Opinion I that This I On ly a
Precautionary Measure by Odessa
Shippers Not an Official O ct of the^
The first act of prime importance
to the grain and milling trade result
ing from the reported beginning of
hostilities in the far east, was the
stopping of Odessa wheat offerings to
George Broomhall, the English
grain trade authority, cabled Minne
apolis at 11 o'clock this morning that
offers of Russian wheat from Odessa
exporters had ceased. This is a very
significant thing of direct importance
to Minneapolis. Russia has been ex
porting about 2,000,000 of wheat a
week and is a great American com
petitor^. Any. material curtailment of
the Ru^iari'movement wbuid be bul
lish, while their, total stoppage would
Odessa is so far removed from the
scene of hostilities that it could not be
affected thereby in any direct manner.
There is no likelihood of any blockade
affecting Black sea or Mediterranean
Minneapolis millers do not believe
that any order ,has been given out
from Russian official sources prohibit
ing the export of wheat, nor dod they
think that the stoppage of offerings by
Odessa exporting houses is permanent.
It is the opinion that Russian export
ers are disposed to go slow and see
how serious the war is likely to be be
fore selling freely, but that they will
hold back wheat is thought to be un
The advices suggest the possibility
of a complication arising later which
might affect Black sea exports. Any
thing of that sort would advance
wheat and flour prices the wor ld over.
WHEAT IS VERY CONTRARY
INSTEAD O ADVANCING WITH
BULLISH NEWS, I BREAKS, A
RALLY FOLLOWS LATER.
Wheat prices went contrary to all
expectation this morning. I the face
of news. more bullish than at any
time.so far, prices fell off. But the
market was very strong and stood
well against the selling out of millions
Minneapolis May opened at 93%c,
and fell to 92%c. Chicago May opened
at 95c and fell to 93%c.
This was the range up to 10:30 a. m,
English consols were ll-16s down.
London stocks were off and Liverpool
wheat, which has long failed to re
spond, was up from %d to %d. The re
was zero weather in the southwest,
bad for winter wheat. There was, in
short, everything to bring an advance,
but many speculators have be en car
rying wheat and it was a popular idea
that when war in the far east actually
began it would mean the culminati on
of the advance.
Minneapolis May Broke to 91%c be
fore the weakness spent itself, but at
the close rallied to 92%@92%c.
EDWARD SEWARD KILLED
WISCONSIN FREIGHT CONDUCTOR
STRUCK SWITCH ENGINE
AND FATALLY INJURED.
Edward Seward, a Wisconsin Cen
tral freight conductor, was killed in
the Great Northern yards in North
east Minneapolis at noon to-day.
was standing on the tracks signalling
his train, When a switch engi ne backed
upon him. Both his legs were severed
from the body and his head was in
was take nto St. Barnabas hos
pital in the North Side patrol wagon
but died shortly after reaching the
hospital. was married and his
family reside at Stephens Point, Wi s.
HOW TO SPEND $25,000
Problem Before the Council Good Roads'
Alderman J. H. Van Nest, as chairman,
has called a meeting of the councils' com
mittee-on "good roads" to meet next
Thursday afternoon to discuss the work
for the coming season. The city council
has $25,000 to spend this year on the im
provement of mam streets connecting with
the county sj-stem of highways.
President G. W. Cooley and other mem
bers of the good roads organizations will
be on hand to give advice.
FEBRUARY 8, 1904.
MAP OF THE THEATER OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR
WALL STREET TO
SHOUT FOB TEDDY
Financiers Who Tried to Break
the President's Grip Have
Delegates Opposed to Him Could
Not Be Secured for National
Organized Opposition Has Fallen
to Pieces-'Twas Found
to Be Useless.
Now York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, Feb. 8.Walter Wellman
in a New York special to the Record
Since the collapse of the anti-Roose
velt movement in Wall street, many
amusing and interesting, stories con
cerning the methods adopted by the
big financiers who were behind it have
come to light. The plan to defeat the
nomination of Mr. Roosevelt at the
Chicago conventibh did not come to an
ehd till about the middle' of last
monththe it was that the men who
had be en promoting it were forced to
admit they were beaten.
A one time in January they were
absolutely confident of success. They
believed, in the innocence of their in
experience as political manipulators,
that they had set in motion the forces
which surely should result in prevent
ing the nomination going to the man
in the White House. All over the
country they had started at work the
railroad politicians, the pass distribu
tors, the legislative workers of the
These men had consulted the politi
cal bosses and at first there seemed to
be a little encouragement. With the
name of Hanna to conjure with, and
with discontent against Roosevelt ap
parently Increasing among the politi
cians in rnany places, the New York
financiers who were backing this effort
fondly imagined they were assured of
Harriman Was Confident.
A a meeting of a board of directors
held in December, E H. Harriman an
nounced to his fellow directors: "Gen
tlemen, we have that man Roosevelt
beaten. can't get the nominatio n.
W have it all fixed up against *him."
Whereupon Mr. Schieff, the head of
Kuhn, Loeb & Co., replied: "Just the
same, Mr. Harriman, about next Sep
tember we'll all be shouting for
Roosevelt, and throwing tup our hats=
for him. and subscribing our money to
his, campaign fund/' It was not until
several weeks later'that .Mr. Harriman
was forced to admit Mr. Schieff was
right." Everything ifell to pieces.
Jim Blythe reported from Iowa that
there were not enough. anti-Roosevelt
republicans in that state to send as
members of an anti-Roosevelt delega
tion to .the Chicago convention. Dave
Thompson and the other railroad peo
ple reported they couldn't do anything
in Nebraska, so popular was the presi
I the far west, where Mr. Harri
man thought he was working up senti
ment against the president by means
of letters, etc., no actual results fol
low ed and everyone appeared to be for
the president. Jim Hill was not able
to do much along the line of the Great
Teddy's popularity Told.
United States senators, state, officials
and other public men whom he
thought he had full control of, told
him at was absolutely useless to try to
struggle against Roosevelt's popu
Plans had be en made to hold In
diana away from Roosevelt, but they
were not panning out. The re was a
little discontent among the machine
leaders in Illinois, but long before it
came to a showdown, the friends of
the president had gained the upper
hand even in the machine itself.
Only in Ohio did there appear to be
a real and substantial bulwark against
the rush of the Roosevelt movement,
and that had for its foundation noth
ing but the popularity and the great
control of Mr. Hanna.
New York Remained Loyal.
Almost no headway at all was made
in New York, where, contrary to the
hopes of some of the big people in. the
city, Governor Odell remained loyal to
the president and Senator Piatt be
Efforts were made in North Carolina
thru former Senator (now judge)
Pritchard, but the railroad influence in
that state was not strong enough to
win away more than one-quarter of
In Texas, former Representati ve
*4J Drneeists, 26 cwatfc
IiTnuui-Eliel Drue Go* Distributors.
Hawley was anti-Roosevelt, and with
railroad help possibly a third or a half
of the delegation could have be en won
California could have be en divided,
and in the far northwest and moun
tain states a few scattering delegates
could have been won here and there.
Even if Senator Hanna had con
sented to become a candidate, and the
Roosevelt opposition had won even
thing it had any reasonable hope 'to
win, it could not have secured more
than one-third of all the delegates,
probably not so many.
COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS
Rev. J. W. Anderson Resigns His Pastor
ate at Winona.
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., Feb. 8.Rev. J. W. And
erson has resigned the pastorate of the
Olive Branch Methodist church in Winona,
and will go to Minneapolis to engage in
E. D. FARMER IS DEAD
Pioneer Resident 'of Stillwater and Well
Known In State.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., Feb. 8.E. D. Farm
er, a pioneer resident, died yesterday of
.uremic poisoning, aged 75. He had been
ian invalid for years and his death was
expected. He came to Stillwater in 1845
and is survived by two children, Mrs. Ada
May and H. C. Farmer, both of this citv.
The funeral will be held to-morrow from
the family! residence-
Frank Lee, who pleaded guilty to the
charge of accepting transportation front
James E. McGrath and then refusing to
go to one of Mr. McGrath's camps to do
logging, was fined $20 and costs or twenty
days in jail. He has no money and was
The Consolidated Lumber company of
this oity has purchased the store of C.
Thelan at Mahtomedi and Fred Meyers of
Stillwater will be placed In charge.
Warden Wolfer has returned from a trip
Into the northern part of the state.
says that binding twine sales are so heavy
that the chances are that all of the pris
on's output will be sold directly to farm
The free-for-all-trot on the Lake St.
Croix track on Saturday was won by St.
Croix driven by Sid Ballard.
Capital City News of Interest In the
Washington, Feb. 8.The Corn Ex
change National bank of Chicago has
been approved as reserve agents for
the First National bank of Hancock,
Minn., and the Consolidated National
bank, New York, for the First Na
tional bank, St. Cloud, Minn.
Back .From New Ixmdon.
Members of the Minnesota delega
tion who attended the launching of
the steamship Dakota, at New London
on Saturday returned to Washington
this morning. They say that the Min
nesotans who witnessed the launching
will not come to Washington, but will
start home from New York on
Washington, Feb. 8.C. A, Smith
and daughters of Minneapolis and
George W McWilliams of Cogswell.
N. D., are in Washington for a few
days while qn their way sout h.
The president to-day sent to the
senate the following nominations:
Postmasters: North DakotaAr-i
thur Johnson, Drayton Emil O.
Ellison, a MoureEdmun Cawiler,
MSnjnesbtaJesse A Maxwell, Fulda,
New Rural Carriers.
The followi ng have been appointed
to fill vacancies on the rural carrier
force: Minnesota-^-Dalton route i
Halften. Dahlen carrier, .Eva Dahlen
substitute Morton,* route 1, Pete*
Topsiant carrier, Mary Toosiant sub
stitute Waterville, route 1, Hirem D
Cram carrier, Benjamin Bluhm sub
stitute West Concord, route 2, Edwin
L. Smith carrier, C. W Moorhead sub
stitute Welcome Route 1, Fred H.
Oltman carrier, Carl H. Oltman sub
stitute. North DakotaDevils Lak e,
route 1, John P. McCarten carrier,
James Fifctpatrick substitute.
W. W Jermane.
at clearance prices we don't want
to carry them into next season.
Women's Jersey cloth -g
Storm Alaskas, sizes up *JC*
to 5 only, narrow widths
Misses' and children's n/
Storm Alaskas, price
now... Misse s'
Men's $1.50 heavy
buckle Arctics sizes
some broken, now....
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