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CRANE AS NEXT
Roosevelt Wants Former Gov
ernor of Massachusetts to Sue
Talk of Dick and Scott for Place
Lacks Official Recog-
Head of National Republican
Committee to Be Presi
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building:, $
Washington, March 1.Notwith-
standing a good deal of conflicting
gosBlp, it is still a good guess that
former Governor Crane of Massachu
setts will be the chairman of the re
publican national committee this year.
The guess In the end may not be Justi
fied, but right now it Is the best one
that can be made.
T^he chairman of the committee will
be' selected by the president, on the
a*, 'mption that he will be the party
no. 'n' and his choice will be
promptly ratified by the committee at
its first siting after the convention
The president has a very strong
liking for Mr. Crane. A number of
onths ago he tried to get him into
cabinet as secretary of the treas-
[j!y, to sucoeed Secretary Gage. But
ane felt compelled to decline, for
-iness reasons, ,an the place was
sred to Secretary Shaw, the present
'imbent. Dane's reasons for refusing had to
frf with certain contracts which one
gkiMs paper mills has for supplying
government with a certain patent
ess high-grade paper, with silk
t., .ad running thru it, the paper on
Which all government notes are
Had Crane entered the cabinet, he
would have been compelled to relin
quish that contract, which is very val
uable, and besides, the government
would have been embarrassed, for pa
per of a similar character cannot be
secured anywhere else in the country.
Conferred with Crane.
"When it was known officially that It
was not the intention of Senator Han
na to act as chairman of the republi
can committee this year, the president
again conferred, with Mr. Crane. This
Was about six weeks ago.
Again he hesitated, but this time,
of course, the business reason which
had kept him out of the cabinet did
not stand in the way. He pleaded in
experience and a lack of knowledge
regarding political conditions west of
the Alleghanies, and with becoming
modesty thought that a better man
lor the place might be selected.
His declination, however, wa,s not
quite final Indeed, the tender was not
made in any formal manner. The.
president talked the situation over
with him informally,'with a view to
being more explicit at a later date,
should Crane's attitude justify if.
Nothing further was done until af
ter the death of Senator Hanna and
the complete collapse of the anti
Roosevelt opposition in New York
city. Then the president again took
up with Mr. Crane the question of the
chairmanship informally, and It is un
derstood that Crane has taken the
tentative proposal under advisement, I
and is to make up his mind Avithin a
reasonable time. Meanwhile, the
president expects that he will be
either the chairman of the national
committee or of the executive com
mittee of the national committee.
What Mr. Crane has said about his
inexperience and lack of knowledge
of the country as a wholechairmanshid is true, an
he accepted the
vhen it was first offered, some weeks
so, many of the old party leaders
Would have been worried for the op
3ltio to Roosevelt within the1
*imd not then been quieted, and, be
sides, it looked as if the democrats
would be able to get together for an
Man for the Place.
But now that the Roosevelt oppo
sition has disappeared, and the dem
ocrats have lost so much ground
thru their blundering and inability to
get together, Crane will do as well
as anybody else for republican na
tional chairman. The republican cam
paign will run itself Roosevelt will
be elected by a tremendous majority,
perhaps larger than that given Mc
Kinley in 1900, and with him will be
returned an increased republican ma-
.-t Jorlty in the house of representatives.
On this latter point I may say inci
dentally that the republicans are se
riously counting on gaining three dis
trlcts in New England, two in New
York, one in New Jersey, one in Ohio
one. in Indiana, and two in Illinois to
say nothing of their expectation' to
hold their own in all parts of the mid
i die and far west.
So, if Mr. Crane is made chairman
of the republican national committee
the party leaders will not find serious
connection it is timely to re-
fer to a situationRooseveloughtl which to af-
artles wil elect
forda gratification to good men
^himself this year, and the republican
\*3?arty will have use for a very small
i Eastern Money Interests.
fe The campaign which elected Mc
Kinley in 1896 is under indictment as
having debauched many people in all
''^sections of the country. That cam
paign was financed by the eastern
money interests, which were fearful
of a debased currency should Bryan
'win. They contributed funds to the
i republican committee in larger
amounts than ever had been contrib
uted in the history of the country for
a similar purpose.
J3$ They withheld them from the demo
cratic committee. While Chairman
Hanna had all the money he could
use, and more at times than he ought
to have used. Chairman Jones had
none, except what little he could col
lect in out of the way places from in
dividual contributors of moderate
It is said by those who ought to
know, that about one-third of the
democratic campaign fund in 1896
.was collected in one dollar and flfty
#eeri contributions from men whose
^averag weekly wage was not more
The 18 96 situation was repeated, on
a somewhat smaller scale, in 1900.
Again, the republican committee was
financed by Wall street, While the
democratic committee lived from hand
Continued oa Second- Page.
ATE S CT. LUNCHES
Julia Olson, the Runaway, Tells a
Story of Fierce Econ-
Says She Left Because She Feared
Penalty for Violating Child
She Has Been at La Crosse with
"I walked to the store every
morning and back at night, and I
only spent 5 cents each day for
lunch. I was trying to save some
money to buy clothes with, but
when they said that they would
have me arrested and sent to the
state school for lying about my
age in order to get work. I took
the money and bought a ticket to
La Crosse, where my grandmother
lives, I have been there all the
time and no one in Minneapolis
knew where I was.
That is the way that Julia Olson,
the 14-year-old girl who ran away
from her home, 1215 Washington ave
nue S., Jan. 13, explained her ab
sence to a Journal reporter this
morning. She was unwilling at first
to tell where she had been, but after
some persuasion, she consented to give
"When I left home the morning I
ran away, I told my mother that I was
going to attend the cash girls' con
vention," said Julia. "Instead, I went
to the Milwaukee depot where I
bought a half-fare ticket to La Crosse.
I took the 7:50 train and a little after
noon I was in La Crosse. I went di
rectly to my grandmother's home on
French Island and told her what I
had one. She said I ought not to have
run away, but she let me stay with
"After I was there awhile, I got a
place as a dishwasher in a restaurant
on Mill street where I earned a dol
lar and my board. Yesterday my
grandmother gave me a dollar and I
bought a ticket back to Minneapolis.
I left La Crosse at 11 o'clock and got
here a little before 4. I went to the
store to my sister Belle and then came
home with her."
"I know that it wasn't right for me
to run away but I was afraid that they
would arrest me and I didn't want to
go to the state school. I was afraid
to .write and tell my mother where I
was for I thought that they might
send the officers after me, so I just
kept still and didn't let them know
where I was."
The girl then explained how she had
walked thru the cold to work in the
morning and back again in the even
ing, living on a 5-cent lunch, in order
that*sne might give her mother $1.50
fach week and yet save enough out of
the %l that was allowed her to buy
some he.w" cloth.es. While she told her
story her mother stood by and ad
monished the girl to tell the truth,
and appealed to her to disprove the
accusations that the girl's parents
knew of her whereabouts and had
kept them a secret in order to secure
charity. TRACTION RIGHTS
SUIT IN CHICAGO
Legal Battle Begins and Courts
Bar City from Bankruptcy
Chicago, March 1.A legal battle
involving the claim of the Chicago
Union Traction company to a ninety
nine-year franchise began in the United
States district court to-day before
Judges Grosscup and Jenkins.
Incidentally, Judge Grosscup denied
a motion by the city to file an inter
vening petition in the bankruptcy
cases against the company.
In the petition the city challenged
the jurisdiction of Judge Grosscup in
appointing receivers, on the ground
that the Guaranty Trust company, on
whose petition the receivers were ap
pointed, was- not a bona fide creditor
of the traction company.
The question whether the Guaranty
Trust company is such a creditor was
referred to a master in chancery.
USED ON HARPER
President Qf Chicago University
Operated on for Appendi-
SBESIDENT W. B. HARPER.
"Who was operated on for appendioitii.
Chicago, March 1.President W.
R. Harper of, the University of Chi
cago was./, to-day operated on for
The patient withstood the shock
successfully. After the operation his
condition was said by the physicians
I to be highly satisfactory,
Republican Subcommittee Draws
Up Scheme for Chicago
Arrangements Made for Press
and Telegraph Facil-
New York Sun Special Servioe. i
Washington, March 1.Many ar
rangements for the republican nation
al convention in the Coliseum at Chi
cago, June 21, were completed yester
day. Members of the subcommittee
met in the office of Postmaster Gen
eral Payne, acting chairman of the na
tional committee, and decided upon
Acting Secretary Dover was armed
with a blue print of the coliseum
showing the seats for the presiding of
ficer, the members of the national
committee, distinguished visitors and
It also showed what arrangements
have been made for the accommoda
tion of members of the press and the
telegraph and telephone facilities
which will be provided.
The plans as approved provide a
platform for the speakers and the of
ficers of the convention, which will
face the main entrance of the coli
seum. There is an aisle from the cen
tral entrance of the speaker's platform
In a semi-circle at the base of the
platform desks will be provided for
members of the press. The platform
for newspaper men will be three feet
above the level of the delegate floor
and the officers and speakers will be
on a platform four feet above this.
Provisions have been made for seat
ing members of the national commit
tee on a platform provided for the
presiding officer and secretaries.
At the rear of this, at an elevation of
three feet is still another platform
which will be reserved for the accom
modation of distinguished guests.
Delegates themselves will be provided
with chairs on the floor of the hall ar
ranged in the shape of a fan so that
all delegates will face the presiding
Beneath the rostrum have been pro
vided rooms .where the telegraph
companies will install instruments and
there will be a number of tubes from
the stand to the telegraph offices be
Se*ats on the main floor have been
arranged in such a manner as to make
access and egress easy, and there will
be exits sufficient to prevent any dis
comfort or crowding of those who
have business before the convention.
When Senator Hanna was in Chica
go, just before he was taken ill, he in
structed the sergeant-at-arms of the
national committee to make arrange
ments for tickets, badges and buttons
of admission. This work has been
done and the subcommittee has ap
proved the action of the sergeant-at
arms and instructed him to enter Into
contractsifor the work.
The ''construction of Jp.la.tforrhs' and
installing of seats -will be carried on
without any unnecessary delay and
when convention day arrives, every
thing will be in readiness. The hall
will be decorated in an elaborate man
FUGITIVE IS CAPTURED
Convict Who Produced Fraudulent Pardon
Again In Prison.
San Francisco, March 1.Joseph White,
one of the military prisoners who secured
his release from Alcatraz island last Oc
tober has been rearrested and is again in
the island prison.
With four companions he was released
by the prison officers on what they
thought a genuine order.
Investigation afterward showed the men
had forged the names of the heads of the
war department, Major H. M. Morrow,
judge advocate, and Major J. B. Williams,
assistant judge advocate.
HULL WINS IN
Fight for the Nomination Will Be
Transferred to sthe:district 8
Repeating and briberyk
CONGRESSMAN J. A. X, HULL OF IOWA.
Special to Th ^f^^-^:^^^i^fmmh\i:.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 1.After
one of the most exoijing- election con
tests in the history^ ::Des Moines,
Congressman J. A.| Ti'Hull has been
renominated for congressi by-thV re
publicans of this county^.
Wild rioting prevailed all day, but
fortunately these -jwrerMkao. -fatalities.
Many broken"head*" several sent to
the hospital suffering -from knife
wounds, a half doz^n gun plays with
out bullets taking effect, constitute the
recoi-d for the day, and it is the mar
vel of every one t^titt ther^-were no
The feeling wasi-iiitense,' and the
presence of 250 armed--.partisans, rep
resenting each side" at' tire polls, in
creased the danger f bloodshed. TJve
rival bitterness wasrinte*fisified by the,
fact that Prouty,-%hp:
robbed by Hull two, .years, ago! because
he obtained a majority of itie popular
vote but lost the jdeleg&toii thru a
crooked count, had obtained control
of the county central committee. In
this emergency, reputable business
men went to the. potts in the interests
of a fair count. Bx-Goyernor Frank
D. Jackson and PrM CJ HubbellirT\a
millionaire railroad, ipresMerit, jvelr
among the mei: who- ^bltihteerea'in
this capacity., j
At 10:80 Prdut ^S0ftcedeia' 'Hull
everything-. ^h^ai^pl^A ^Sll^^:
has.had to makV^f^^o%siT(!^rCTw^
the nomination^ bu^jthis was his most
expensive experience,,. the campaign
costing upwards of $5d,aq0 Repeat
ing and bribery w^ere openly practiced
by both sides.
The' fight for the nomination will
now be transferred to the district.
There is a movement on foot to com
bine the district against Captain Hull.
Polk county's representation fell off
in the last election and no longer con
trols the convention.
CHICAGO MAY OFF 4% CENTS.
Chicago, March l.-^-A break--of 4%
cents in the price of wheat for May
delivery occurred to-day, that option
selling down to 96^ cents on general
liquidation. Sharp losses in all for
eign grain markets were the cause of
the decline. Compared with last
night's figures, the market to-day
closed at a loss of 3% centsat 97%.
Final quotations on July were down
2% @2% centsat 91%.
by Both Sides^-fProuty Con
fays he was
Russia May Be a Little Sore at U. S. Now, Mt When S^ Is Ready for a Mediator He Will Remember
That the Real Dove of Peace, Has Heftdgparttfi in Pack 4ta'a &&
mm POLIC E
York Defectives Shadow
Men and Poijat to Flagrant
Inquiry Cond/ucted by Citizens
tie Knowledge of
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, March l.-^-A solution of
the crinie.' problem inVChicago that
and reformers with dkta concerning
men supposed to be the bone and
siiiew of crime-preventing forces in
the city, will be offered in a few days,
when a report concerning the work of
ninety-three patrolmeii who have
been under surveillance [by three New
York detectives, will be, submitted to
a reform organization by which they
The report will shok a startling,
condition of demoralization among
men who are employed to protect the
lives and property of residents in lo
calities where crime has been ram
pant, and will reveal laziness, loafing
and saloon haunting where the highest
efficiency and fidelity to duty are sup
posed to exist.
The detectives will show in their
report -that only four but of ninety
three patrolmen traveled their beats
conscientiously, while the remainder
considered it a night's jwork to "pull
the box" once an houfv in order to
save themselves from a reprimand at
the station, "and then seek a comfort
able place in a nearby saloon and
while, away the time drinking, gos
sippihg or taking a napi
With these individual cases quoted
as a sample*. an inquiry into the full
scope of the flagrant disregard of duty
by policemen will be in order, and the
police trial board docket will be over
run with cases'for months to come.
The Gotham detectives declare that
the report concerning their Chicago
brethren will shatter the claim that
the police force of Chicago is in
adequate to cope with crime and
"criminals and that it numerically can
not coyer every section of the city.
City' officials have had nothing to
dd with starting the investigation. It
has been conducted thruout by an or
ganization of citizens and has been
carried on quietly for some time. No
inkling of it has ever reached the
police department.. The detectives
learned the names of policemen and
the ..stations to which they were as
signed and followed their man while
he traveled his beat.
He was watched" when he went to
the box to make his "pull" and
shadowed as he continued his journey
or went thru the back door of a sa
loon, where a friendly bartender sup
plied, him with drinks gratis.
AGREE TO ACCEPT
New Mexico and Arizona Inter
ests Brought Together by
Lias Vegas, N M. March 1. A tel
egram from Delegate Rody says that
the president had just declared him
self in favor of joint statehood for
New Mexico and Arizona and promises
his influence to secure the passage Of
a joint bill in .the present congress.
Governor Otero, Territorial Secreta
Reynolds and Chief Justice Mills
have been opponents of the joint state
hood bill, but the message has led
them to abandon the fight for separate
statehood and express their willing
ness to accept a liberal measure ad
mitting New Mexico and Arizona
LON E SfilB STRIKES
'v, AT JAPANESE FLEET
iRussian Cruiser Draws Squadron's Fire and In*
flicts Damage on Flagship Before
THREE WARSHIPS DISABLED
Russians Suffer in Attack but Japs Re
tire Without Damage.
Hew York Bun Special Service.
Tinkow, March 1.Fifteen Japan
ese warships appeared off Port Ar
thur at 10 o'clock yesterday morning
and opened a furious bombardment.
The cruisers Novik, Askold and Bayan,
with four torpedo boats, steamed out
to meet the attack, but were forced
to retire. The Askold was in a sink
ing condition and the Novik badly
damaged. A torpedo boat was sunk
and the Retvizan again damaged. The
bombardment lasted two hours. The
Japanese fleet then withdrew in per
Some of the Russian artillery has
proceeded to Pigeon Bay.
RUSSIANS FRE E VESSELS
Two British and One Norwegian
Steamer Released Near Suez.
New York Sun Special Service.
Port Said, March 1.The British
steamers Franklyn and Attrickdale,
laden with coal for China, and cap
tured by the Russians in the Red sea,
have been released and have returned
to Suez to replenish their stores.
The Norwegian steamer Mathilda,
bound for Nagasaki, and also cap
tured, was released after eight days'
detention. The Russian cruiser Auro
ra and four Russian torpedo boat de
stroyers have arrived at Suez and en
tered the canal.
COSSACKS NEAR PING YANG
Russian General With Five Thousand
Men Invades Koi'ea.
New York Sun Special Service.
St. Petersburg, March 1.It is re
ported here that General Nlchtchenko
with a force of Cossacks stated to be
6,000 strong, has established himself
near Ping ^Yang. General Xiinevitch,
with a force of infantry, is following
It is also stated that a great attack
by the Japanese on Port Arthur is ex
pected to-day. There are vague
runrors: that fighting has already tak
en place. with further naval losses.
This/ liowevef, is denied.
A, subject of increasing discussion is
the attitude of the Chinese population
towards the Russian troops stationed
west of the Siberian railway at Liao
Yang and Hsinniintun.
It is regarded as significant that
large supplies of military.stores have
b#en received at these two places by
the Chinese. The Siberian railway is
said to be still intact. ""I*"V:-
JAPS ABOUT TO STRIKE
Troops Hurried to Korea and Army
Prepares to Meet Rusians.^fefl^
New York Sun Special Service.
Chl-fu, March l.
dence that the Japanese army is about
to strike. Probably the first blow
would have been reported before this,
only for^he terrific storm in the Yel
low sea. The snow was continuous
for forty hours.
Altho it is known that for twelve
days soldiers have been constantly
leaving Sasebo, they have not arrived
i the w^t-"epMrtr~xf~v
g$& Harbor." -^M.
St. Petersburg, March 1.A report has spread thruout the city that the
apanese have made a great combined attack by sea and land on Port Arthur,
^hat fighting is going on iiow and that there have been further naval losses.
The Port Arthur correspondent of Novoe Vremya eulogizes the conduct
^uiser Novik during yesterday's attack by the Japanese. The
pondent says the cruiser led the other ships and impetuously made 'for the
enemy, maneuvering at full speed and firing her fore and aft batteries.
She received the fire pf the whole Japanese fleet, but was not silenced.
The Novik concentrated her fire on the Japanese flagship before she returned
to the inner harbor, and a column of smoke and fire was seen rising from'
the vessel fired upon.
JAPANES E LAN AND SE A FORCE S *^'J
PORT ARTHUR PREPARES FOR SIEGE
FORTRESS WILL HAVE TO
TIGHTEN NE ABOUT PORT ARTHUR.
Special to The Journal. _r '-^^"'-4^^^B'':"-' l-
Chi-fu, March 1.Insistent reports are current "^hat the 'Japanese liave^
i*egrin a general movement by land and by sea on the Russian position-at
A terrific northeasterly storm with snow has been raging since Sunday
and. shows no signs of abatement. According to Japanese information, the
stormy weather has delayed plans for the investment of the Russian fortifi-^^,
cations, for it has been impossible successfully to maneuver small war craft^^^ i
and landing rattts in tlie heavy seas.
All bays on all sides of Port Arthur were contact mined by the Russians,
but it Is understood the Japanese have deranged all these mines, except in
the immediate yiclnity of Port Arthur by floating' over the mined spots stone-
laden barges ait ends of long: hawsers, allowing the wind and tide, to swinjf
them over the submarines, which exploded -harmlessly.
.i: At low water, Feb. 28, the Russians discovered a Japanese torpedo boat
destroyer which had been sunk on the shure of the outer harbor, ^hey also
found five unexploded torpedoes.
Port Arthur was quiet yesterday.
New York Sun Special Service. -v ^-2S&
_,. Tientsin, March 1.News from Port Arthur is to the effect that the town
is exceedingly short of rations and that prices of foodstuffs are going higher
There are still enough civilians in the town to,, cause thev authorities con*** J.
The repeated attacks by the Japanese fleet have demoralized the soldiers,-if
who before the war were most emphatic in their prophecies ofherbic.deeds.
O the other hand, the sailors of the fleet, who were skeptiVaftas to their
ability to withstand the Japanese onslaught, have become more^ confident
since they succeeded in defeating the Japanese attempt on the harbor last
Preparations to withstand a siege are being completed, but there is little
hope that the Russians wi ll be able to make a long defense.
A soon as the Japanese land forces begin an investment there is not
much doubt but that the place will have to capitulate, even if not a .single
shot is fired. Hunger will do more than shot and shell.
GENERAL STAFF GOES TOiOTSMSEPHOp -l4
JAPANESE ARMY TO MOVE THIS WEEK, i
Paris, March 1.The correspondent of the Associated-Press is informed
that authoritative advices have been received in Paris to the effect that the
Japanese general, staff left Japan to-day for Chemulpho, Korea.
This is accepted as showing that all the troops necessary for the forward
movement have been landed in Korea and it is expected that the movement
of troops forward will begin the last of this week.
With respect to the Russian force which will contest* the way, it is said
that there will be some surprise manifested at the strength the Russians are
able to dispose of, ^y4
landed anywhere north of Chemulpha
without a record of that fact.
The story told here last night of the
transports seen in the bay makes it
almost a certainty that the Japanese
commanders have concentrated the
bulk of their forces on one or two of
the big islands near the Manchurian
These missing Japanese troops
throw a great light on the visit here
last Saturday of .three Japanese offi
cers and one sailor, who alleged they
had reached the island of Maio Tao
from one of the ships sunk in Port
It is believed here now that these
men came from one of the many
islands that are grouped at the en
trance to the gulf of Pe-chi-li, and
that they had a message to the Jap
anese consul of pressing importance.
If the bulk of the army is on these
islands it is probable they are camped
on Chang-shang-tao and Tho-kai-tao,
where there are fair harbors and prac
tical isolation from observation.
Their object is doubtless to cut oft!
Port Arthur on the land side, and.
after destroying the railroad land a
sufficient force to drive the Russians
When the Japanese transports' did
not arrive in the first days of last week
at Chemulpho, there was a rumor that
they had gone up the east coast of
Korea for a landing near Vladivostok,
but the story lacks confirmation.-
PEACE ENVOY HONORED^
Reception In Philadelphia for Mis$
Ackerman, Who Will Visit Czan
New Tork Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, March 1.Invested
with credentials and personal ^letters
from national, state and city officials,
Miss Jessie Ackerman will sail for
Europe as the special envoy of the
Universal Peace Union to the govern
ments of all the principal nations of
In honor of her departure, a recep-'
tion was tendered Miss Ackerman fast
night in the rooms of the Peace socie
ty^ on Arch street.
Miss Ackerman thanked the society
for the reception and told, briefly wliat
she expects to do to promote a senti
There is good evi-
JAPS OUTWIT ENEMY A
Korean Town Seized and Fortified TBe
fore Russians Arrive.
Liao-tungy Manchuria, March lA^.t
The Japanese have occupied Ichio
Yang, Korea, and are now fortifying
the walls of the town. This was the
objective point of General Mishtchen
ko, who, with the detachment of
mounted Cossacks, as announced yes
terday, had reached Kasanja, Korea,
and was expected to arrive at Ichld
Yang yesterday -t
A detachment of Russian troops is
in the neighborhood of Ichio Yang.
The Koreans .are averse to giving the
Russians information regarding the
movements of the Japanese. Wg
The Chinese troops around Liau-che'Kr
are being reinforced. Yuan Shi Kai.
the Chinese commander-in-chie*? ha*ii
10,000 men near Junipin-fu, whije 4&
15,000 men ai-e with General- Ma.
troops are arriving to tbe