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It's all New News
Not a line in The Sunday Journal
that's been in print
President Will Insist on "Square
Deal/' but Solution
Lies with Senate.
Experts Declare United States
Must Do Likewise or
Lose Trade.
By W. W. Jermane.
"Washington, No v. 11.The adminis
tration is puzzled over the difficulties
which are presented by the Germaen
tariff situation. It intends to its
fall length to preserve American mar
kets in that countrye, and to demand
that Germany give us a "square deal,
but just
worked out, even the president does not
yet know.
The president is convinced that it
will not do to '-'make faces'* at Ger
many, because we value her friendship
and good will nor does he think that
we ought to put a chip on our shoulder.
It is the apparent purpose of the ad
ministration, while maintaining a po
sition of loyalty to American interests,
to go its full length toward placating
he German people. The immediate
problem is to discover some method of
action which will give that result.
Several remedies which come naturally
into mind as soon as the subject is
mentioned involve action by congress,
which it may be difficult to secure.
The executive acting alone can do al
most nothing. To bring the question
up in congress might involve a general
tariff debate, including the maximum
and minimum theory, and the leaders
in the two houses seem determined that
there shall be nothing of that sort the
coming winter. The only course left
open to the president, so far. as can
now be seen, is to frame up a trade
treaty with Germany, under which we
will admit certain of her products at
rates below those charged in our tariff
law, in return for similar concessions
to American products in that country.
But here again the president runs
against, not congress as a whole, but
the senate, which is the more stubborn
and refractory branch of itthe con
gressional "wicked partner." The
fate of previous reciprocity treaties is
a matter of common knowledge, and
the question naturally arises as to
whether this proposed treaty with Ger
many would fare any better. There
is some slight chance that it might
Facts, Not Theories, to Pace
There is a condition and not a the
ory confronting this country in the. new
German tariff while nothing 0,1 this
sort appeared in connection with any or
the Kasson treaties. Existing^ trade
with Germany, which it has taken us
ma ny years to establish, seems des
tined to material curtailment, and all
because we refuse to make certain rel
atively unimportant trade concessions
to that country. The senate may, in
the face of this new condition, look
with more favor upon a new German
reciprocity treaty than it did upon the
treaties negotiated during the first Mc
Kinl ey administration.
N "matter what the senate ay or
ay not do, the president will discuss
the question in his message, call atten
tion to the fact that the executive
branch of the government is without
power to cope satisfactorily with it,
and in effect pass it up to congress for
consideration. In doing this, he will
focus public attention upon it, and
mayhap prevail upon the senate to con
sent that something shall be done.
The Canadian Problem.
The official announcement. has been
made that Canada is to adopt the maxi
mum and minimum principle wh en it
gets ready in the coming winter to re
vise its tariff, and many people in
Washington believe that the United
States, in order to be ready to meet
Canada on a fair field in a contest for
trade, ought to adopt a similar prin
ciple. Our failure to do so, it is pre
dicted by the experts, will place us at
a disadvantage. If Canada is to h*ve
a flexible and adjustable tariff weapon
to measure against our own inflexible
and unadjustable one, we will lose. This
adjustable weapon will make it possi
ble for Canada, on a moment's notice,
to adapt itself to any new commeroaal
condition, no matter what its signifi
cance, while he United States, no mat
ter how serious the handicap thus pre
sented, could do nothing until a meet
ing of congress, and under certain con
ditions which might prevail in that
body, might do nothing even then.
A popular convention in
gummer declared almost unanimously in ,j
favor of the maximum and minimum i
principle, but that declaration has had
of Iowa, the most widely advertised
President's Views Unchanged.
several months ago, thru Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, the premier, that there is noth
ing further of importance that the
.joint high commission can do, nothing
remains for the United States but to
Continued on 2d Page, 2d Column.
$&".-,:, i^'ii
Bessemer, Mich., No v. 11.Louis
Munthe of this city has been asked by
the legitimist wing of the Norwegian
storthing to come to Christiania and
establish his claim as a direct descend
and from Haakon V., the last independ
ent king, who died in 1319. Mr Munthe
has lived here for nearly twen ty years
and represented the district in the
Michigan legislature in 1891 left
Denmark owing to his participation in
the Danish-German war, and a sub
sequent attempt to overthrow the Dan
ish government.
declares that hecan trace an un
broken line of descent from Agnes, the
daughter of Haakon V. will not
accept the invitation, however, as he
is well along in years, and even a pos
sible crown is not enough to attract
him back to the old country.
It is highly improbable that Mr. Munthe
has received any invitation from persons
in authority to come to Norway to estab
lish his lineage from King Haakon V.,
who, by the way, was not the -last inde-
Cereal Is Shipped in Such Condi
lion as to Turn Europeans
Against America.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Nov. 11.A report is
sued by the department of commerce
and labor today says it is rather dis
couraging, after the United States has
exhausted every effort to secure markets
for American corn in Europe, to read
reports accusing United States shippers
of a most reprehensible degree of care
lessness in preparing corn for export.
Grain dealers England and all over
Europe^are complaining because of the
condition of corn they receive, and their
action has-already.reache a point where
it is preventing an.increase oi export
tradevfentl even threatening radically to
reduce il unless certain' reforms are ac
complished here.
This official statement is of interest
at present in view of the bumper corn
crop in this country and the expecta
tion that export orders are to be in
American Consul Breman, in discuss
ing the situation, says in part:
"For years complaints on the part of
importers of American corn or maize
have been loud and numerous. The cer
tificates covering these shipments in
many instances proved to be utterly
false, grain upon arrival here frequently
being wretched condition, damp and
overheated, moldy and filthy. A the
firms to whom these shipments were
consigned could find no redress any
where, their losses were very heavy.
Time and again' American consuls have
sent in reports on this subject, warning
our people interested in export of this
particular grain not to ship any but
corn of prime quality, but to the pres
ent time all efforts in this direction
have beeto of no avail."
revisionist in the republican party, who publican victories by 100, 3 and 5
has called to his support all members votes respectively.
of the party who are dissatisfied with The Dispatch's official figures at noon
the present' tariff situation. To admit from seventy-seven counties, including
the reasonableness of the maximum and Hamilton and Cuyahoga counties, show
minimum idea would seem to the the min'or republican candidates are un-
**standpatters" to be equivalent to doubtedly elected as follows:
admitting the soundness of the position Harris' plurality over Houck for lieu-
which Governor Cummins occupies.
The president's views regarding the
necessity of early tariff legislationhave general, 19,254.
reone any change since he last Davis' plurality over Mathers for KU
not undergone any chang.
spoke publicly on that question. I is preme jud^e, 19,641.
not knowing whether he is intending to Kirtley over McGoverno_ foaf
mention the tariff in his message, board of public works, 19,7d0.
Should he fail to do so it would un
doubtedly be because he believes that, I
by so doing, he would detract attention
from his railroad-rate policy, which, for
the present moment, he believes to be
of more public importance than he
Meanwhile, Canada will go ahead
with her maximum and minimum law,
and the United States will have a fine
opportunity at close range to see just
how it works out in actual practice. In
Republicans Claim Minor Offices
on State TicketPat-
tison's Lead 700.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 11.Official fig
ures received by the Dispatch
today from seventy-seven counties of
the state show th at the minor candi
dates of the republican state ticket
have been elected. Counties yet to re
port show a net unofficial plurality of
700 for Herrick, and therefore, unless
there is some unexpected change in
these counties, the republican caWdi
this connection it may be stated that the Jo V$^^g**^gZ^
Canadians, having definitely^ announced
tes, except Governor Herrick, are
0C ted.
absolutely no effect upon the stand-'' gtate headquarters that the democrats
pat" republicans of the Secretary Shaw had elected fifty-nine members of the
type. One reason for this is the fact house and he republicans fifty-eight,
th at the convention was dominated by ith contests on three representatives
the personality of Governor Cummins i Hardin1.
announced today at democratic
Paulding and Stark counties,
here the face of the returns shows re-
tenant governor, 9,339
McKmnon's plurality over Mason for
state treasurer, 14,804.
Ellis' plurality over Bice for attorney
i?v 4#s rail '?*4^Mi? WB^WS
Resident of Bessemer Is Declared Direct De-
scendent of King Haakon and So
"Invited" to Take Throne.
Mayor David P. Jones admitted to
day that the report that he intended
reach som time ago but non. tima
had been fixed for issuing the order.
Whete the Sunday closing orders have
been generally accepted as permanent
and the discussion' has subsided, the ad
ministration will turn ils attention to
the illegal sale of liquOr in the red
light district. $ $
pendent king of Norway, but the last In
the direct male line from Harald Haar
fagre (fair-haired). It is quite likely
that Mr. Muenthe's genealogy is as given,
for there are thousands who can trace
their ancestry to the old viking kings, if
they Would take the pains.
It is true that some have deprecated
the,movement to call a foreign prince to
Norway's throne and have urged that a
native Norwegian of royal descent be ele
vated. TJiere has been no concerted
movement in this direction, for people
with even a modicum of common sense
realize that the result would be to pre
cipitate an army of claimants for kingly
honors and inaugurate an interminable
wrangle, which not even a dozen Burkes
could settle. No one has seriously made
the proposal in the storthing and the mat
ter has been disposed of anyway by the
candidacy of Prince Karl. As a matter
of fact, Prince Karl can-trace his ancestry
back to Haakon V. in three different lines,
and on this score is probably in more
direat line than* Louis Munthe of Bes
Pennsylvania Man Offers Them
$5,000 if They Will Refrain
from Profanity.
Journal Special Service.
Bryn Mawr, Pa., Nov. 11.At the
meeting of the Bryn Mawr fire com
pany last night a letter was read from
Samuel M. Vauclain of the Baldwin lo
comotive works, who lives on the old
Lancaster road, near Rosemount, offer
ing to donate $500 to the firemen's
treasury provided the company will
adopt house rules barring all profanity.
Mr. Vauclain said he was anxious
that no profanity should be allowed in
the firehouse, that sometimes in the ex
citement of a fixe members thought
lessly said things not good to hear, and
that as a result a passerby gained a
wrong impression. added, in clos
ing his letter:
"When you cant hold in any longer,
just send over to my house and I will
conre right over and do all the swearing
you desire. Also, wh en you post such
rules as will do away with profanity, I
will send a check for $500 to the com-
It took the company but a few mo
ments to decide upon a committee on
rules and to make sure that they will
conform with Mr. Vauclain' wishes, he
was one of the body. This committee
will meet in the near future and en'
deavor to earn the $500.
Special to The Journal.
Ashland, Wis., NOT. 11.The first hutlng ac
cident in this vicinity occurred near Bayfield
today, Peter Bbbenfen of Merrill, Wis., being see, while leaving New York harbor today
the victim. He went hunting yesterday and did for Hamburg, ran "aground on the flats
not return last night. A searching party was
International Syndicate to Build
Vaudeville Bcuse''Stock''
at the Lyceum.
Minneapolis is 4$
have a new vaude-
ville theater.
M. H. Conn, representing the Inter
national Theatrical company, left last
night for Chica^jp after announcing
that his company" had secured a nine
ty-nine-year lease pa -a theater site, and
would at once be^in work on a new
house, the' total outlay for site and
building to be $l|0j000. The Lyceum
theater, which is fit present controlled
by this company, wfll become a stock
The site selecte| for he new house
will appeal tp theatrical men as one of
the best available sites in the city* It.
is on Sixth xstreet between Hennepin
and Nicollet avenges* being the prop
erty between 4he] Elks.' building at
Hennepin and Sixfh street, and Brown
Brothers' buildingVnext to St. Mark's
procathedral. ^Tae property has a
frontage of fifty-t^o^Jeet and is eighty
feet deep.
The new hous"will be thoroly mod
ern in every respect and1
fireproof, with
a seating capaeity^of about 1,500. The
same line of attractions as are appear
ing at the Lycemr" wifl be presented at
10 and 20-oent p*fcSjs with the same
number of perfoniiattees daily.
A similar house* will be erected in
St.'Paul, a site hatring Jbeen secured on
Seventh street.
Nash & Van Duzee,
operating a circuit in Eau Claire and
La Crosse, will "be interested in the
St. Paul house, and will also book with
the Minneapolis house. This will mark
the completion of the International cir
cuit, which with the new houses in
the twin cities will have, control of
sixty houses, distributed from New
York to the Pacific coast.
The present arrangement was
reached only after every effort to se
cure control of the Unique theater had
been exhausted. The announcement
that the company which has a lease on
the Lyceum will put its own stock com
pany that houSej
dogs not necessarily
mean.that Dick iFems ay not again
secure control ofMiis own house.. Mr
Ferris. is bringing all^ossible pressure
to bear in the hope 'pi being able to
recover the Lyceum.
..-v Jr^sjF^ '"^.''."rr
Harrisburg, P*i$ftb*.
i liQovernor
Pennypacker-issued a proclamation to
day calling an extra session of the leg
islature for Jan. 15, to consider preform
legislation.. Among he bills to \e con
sidered at the' session are: To enable
contiguous cities in the same counties
to. i be unitett in -one municipality to
increase the- interest paid by banks,
trust companies and similar institutions
fo the use of" state moneys, and to pro,
tect such deposits to reapportion the
state into senatorial and representative
districts to provide for the personal
registration of voters and for the gov
ernment of cities of the first class and
the proper distribution of power exer
cised by such municipalities.
New York, Nov. 11.The Hamburg
American passenger liner Graf Walder-
of Red HOok,
made up and his dead body waB found today,
It is thought he was struck by a stray bullet. Brooklyn side of the channel.
near Erie *asin, on the
7 v Pcme
Journal Special Service.
New York, No v. 11.Williain
Hearst will, if the contest for the may
oralty is prolonged in the courts be
yond the nrst oi next year, it is said,
take the oath of office as mayor, an
nounce his appointments, and demand
possession of the mayor's office in the
city hall.
Inasmuch as Mayor McClellan has de
cided to fight his adversary at every
Ioint the contest is likely to be pro
onged and this city may have a dual
government on New Year's day, with
two New Year's day receptions going
on at the same time.'
The decision of the Hearst men to in
stall their candidate as mayor on Jan.
1 was reached yesterday, it was said,
but nothing will be officially said about
their intention for some days yet. Mr.
Hearst's counsel has told him that one
sure method of having his title to the
mayoralty either confirmed or denied is
for him to take the oath of office as
Hearst Will Take Oath as Mayor and Demand
Possession of Office if Contest Is Pro
longed Beyond January 1.
Multi-millionaire Sorry He Tried
to Wash the Unwashed
of Pittsburg.
Journal Speoial Servioe.
Pittsburg, Nov. 11.Thoroly dis
gusted with trying to be a good Sama
ritan, Henry Phipps, the Pittsburg mul
ti-millionaire and philanthropist, has
put his foot down and declared I am
tired trying to wash the great unwashed
of Pittsburg. They don't seem to ap
preciate it.
Mr. .Phipps has refused to pay a bal
ance of $11,000 of the cost of construct
ing hi? this city the Phipps Public Wash
and Bath Houses, and the officials of
ihe association haying- the/work in
charge have decided' to bfinj& 'suit
against him to recover the amount of
hia obligation.
Ever since the baths were started
here, according to Mr. Phipps* agents,
there has been petty troubles which
have grown to such proportion^ that Mr.
Phipps is thoroly disgusted and does
not care what becomes of the project,
which, in spite of the internal dissen
sion, has proven most successful.
To add to his troubles, the city of
Allegheny threatens to sell for taxes
the valuable piece of property in the
heart of the ^slum distri It in that city,
which he set apart for children's play
grounds. Both of these sehemes were
Eet hobbies of Mr. Phipps aWd that they
ave caused him so much annoyance is
a matter of great disappointment to
Marlon, 111., Nov. 11.For the second
time within half a year Johnstown City,
five miles north of here, has been visited
by a destructive fire. Last night nine
business houses were destroyed, causing
a loss of $75,000.
mayor and thrust the contest into the
The Legal Procedure.
The legal procedure necessary for the
validation of Mr. Hearst's claim to the
mayoralty must be made within the
next fifteen days. The law says that all
applications for a recount by the courts
of void and protested ballots must be
made within twenty days from election
day, thus limiting action to the period
prior to Nov. 27.
Mr. Hearst has announced that he
would follow up his fight against Tam
many by putting a full Municipal Own
ership league ticket in the county field
next fall.
Writ for Tammany Chief.
Sensational rumors concerning one
of the best-known politicians in
the city were circulated today.
I is said that District Attor
ey Jerome is working to collect evi-
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
The Aged Faribault Banker Will
defense objected was closely interwoven
with the counts charged in the indict
ment and had a direct beariMg upon
them. Regarding the contention that
the law provided that the jurors should
be drawn from the local district and not
from the state at large, the court held
that the state itself was one district
and its six parts were divisions.
The judge dwelt at some length on
the question of the health of the de
fendant. A the time of the trial he
was unmindful of the feeble condition
of Mr. Clement. A that time he felt
somewhat disposed to grant a continu
ance, but, after thinking the matter
over, he considered that he had no guar
antee that the accused would be in any
a, better physical condition six months
11 later than he was at that time.
Probably Be Sentenced
on Monday.
Judge Page Morris at St. Paul toj
day, denied the motion for a new trial
for Thomas B, Clement, the aged bank
er, who was convicted last July on
twenty-four counts charging misappli
cation of funds and other wrong doing,
as president of he First National bank
of Faribault. I is expected that sen
tence will be imposed Monday morning.
Attorney Baxter occupied about an
hour this morning in concluding his
plea in behalf, of the defendant.
sought to impeach the testimony of
Chiles* N Whitney, claiming that
Whitney stood, by his own statenients
as a perjurer and forger, and anaccom
plice in whatever, crime may have been|
District Attorney Houpt had little to
say,-as the vie ws of the court, which
were briefly expounds on each and
every point braoched by the defense en
tirely coincided with contortions of
the government.
The court considered that the testi-
Cadet Wno Fought in
Prize Fight Must
Face Trial.
Meriweather, Jr., third class at the An
napolis naval academy, in connection
with the death of Midshipman Branch,
which followed a fistic enoounter be
tween the two naval students.
President Roosevelt has decided that
he will use all the influence at his com
mani to
the practice.
up the practice of prize-
Journal Special Sftrvice.
Richmond, VasyNdv. 11.John Biggs,
night clerk of the Western Union Tele
graph company at Norfolk, has been dis
missed because he refused to accept an
unpaid message from President Roose
velt to his wi fe at Washington.
The message was received.by wire
less at the Norfolk nav/ yard from
the cruiser West Virginia while the
president was at sea after his southern
Sunday Papers
Rehash their Saturday news.
The Sunday Journal is
all new news.
St. Petersburg Authorities Declare
Fears of Massacre Are
Prisoners in Japanese Detention
Camps Hail Revolution-
ary Officers. 3j
St. Petersburg. Nov. 11.There is
every reason to believe that the feara
of a massacre of Je ws tonight at Sjj,
Petersburg and Moscow are unfounded.
The alarming reports look more UKO
a campaign of the revolutionary ex
treme elements to take advantage of
the nervousness of the people and the
authorities for the purpose of terror
izing both into acquiescence in their
demands for a national militia.
The Jewish quarter of St. Petersburg
has been heavily guarded since lass
Notwithstanding assurances of pro*
tection, hundreds of Jews and manr
others are seeking safety in flight. All i
the trains leaving St. Petersburg for
Finland are crowded. Many rich Jews
hastily deposited their jewelry and
other valuables in banks before leaving.
Capital in Terror. -'s
General Dnedlin, prefect of police^
has issued an order referring to
the rumors .a proposed at
j, i. *u crowds, quieting them and assuring 1
ffi.^,Smf Ztt,* 'the peasants thft the danger was pure
val station to the Western Union office
by telephone, but the clerk refused to
accept it, saying that it was against
the rules of the company to accept un
paid messages. The officers of the com
pany- decided that he should have used
more discretion.
1 Washington,, Nov. 11.Senor Don
S'Joaquin d* Gassus, the newly afpotateS
Mexican ambassador to- this country, haft
arrived In this city.
the Jews the in- I
tellectuals, reminding the police that a
main enanc every
aned the safetwith- inhabitanordefr
th capital,
out distinctio0n of position, nationalitfy
or faith. instructs them to bring tG
trial the instigators of violence and all
ersons found possessing seditious proc-
Theexeited appeals which the League)
of Leagues and deputations of social
democrats and other bodies are maki ng
to the town council and Count Witts
to prevent a massacre, and the loud
warnings published by the radical press,
which favors the organization of a na
tional militia, have the appearance of
an organized campaign to terrorize the
public and to frighten the.govexnmenti,
into acceding too the demand. -||i
May Precipitate Tragedy, '-/-"i
The intellectuals are. bei ng told to
arm themselates for defense against the
"Black Hundred.?- These appeals ar
greatly exciting the masses and might!
precipitate the bloody tragedy .'which
they seek to avoid. A the haymarket]
12,000 excited peasants were seized with
the idea that the intellectuals wer e!
arming against them and began wildly'
talking or means of defense. The po
lice under instructions went among he
Americans Are Frightened.
Washington, Nov. 11.Secretary Bo- ..._. .greatl_y.
naparte today ordered a courtmartial disturbed owing to the rumors of apr
for the trial of Midshipman Minor ^r-^n^incr maaaaor^a.
Genuine alarm has, however, been
created by he reports of the contem
plated massacre or Je ws here tonight,
as shown by the fact that members of
the American colony, including a num
ber of naturalized Jews, appeared at
the embassy in a greatly alarmed state
to ask for advice and protection.
Spencer Eddy, the American charge
made a speeeh', -in which he tried to
quiet their fears, saying that her did
not regard an outbreak as possible, but
he instructed them all, in event of
danger, to seek asylum at the Klien
michael palace in Serge street, in whi ch
the embassy" is situated. Should he
threatened outbreak occur, Mr* Eddy
will demand a military guard for the
palace. The other embassies have be en
similarly besieged by alarmed foreign
Generally Tranquil.
Except in the kingdom of Poland,
where the rapidly growing nationalist
movement and the state of tension
among the proletariat will soon brine
about tho declaration of a state of war,
Russia seems for the time being, at
least, to be generally tranquil. Tele
grams from interior points report the
restoration of order in nearly all cities
and towns, but in many cities, notably
St. Petersburg and Moscow, the better
classes of_. the population are
proachin massacres
Check on he Poles. C,-]
The declaration of martialJaw thru
out Poland is evidence of the deter
mination of the government to try to
nfp the movement to regain the auton
omy which the kingdom of Poland pofr
4" sesserd under" the constitution. suppressedeaseTh
fighting, ^mishipmen"at"the" naval afte the revolution of 1863
academy. has directed the officers with which the Finns, striking at the
of that institution to furnish him with opportune moment, compelled the gov-
much detailed information, regarding ernment to make a complete surrender
the death of Branch and the practice encouraged the Poles to attempt a sunt-
of the
midshipmen engaging in fist lar stroke, aMd the government has re-
fights in the regular professional way. ceived advices whicli leave doubt
When this information is in the handi that a bread- conspiracy was organized
of the president, thru the secretary of to attain this end. .The leaders of the
the navy, he will issue some orders movement propose to adopt the tactic*
which Mr. Roosevelt believes will stop followed in inland.
The government will Tesist to the nt
most. Count Witte himself believe*
that if the government is forced at tbie
juncture to grant autonomy to Po
land/ it might mark the Ijeginming pf
the dismemberment of the empire^
Striking Too Late.
The hope of the government Is that
the Poles are striking too late, as the
railroads thruout Russia have resumed
operations and he transportation of
troops is possible. Nevertheless, he
government will be in a quandry should
the passive resistance in Polande change
to an armed uprising, am it ios a question
which the governmenr is strong enov
toirrry attempta
tour. It was transmitted from the na- the rear from Ihe revolutionary ele
ments of the people.
The demand for the levelling of all.
ranks and the abolition of the privfr
leges of caste, which was the chief charr
acteristic of the eariy days of the
French revolution*, has seized upon the
Russian people, and even the tow*
to. suppress by force,
on .civi war in Polan ttow.
Poe the K^SSjJ^J^ffi
council of fit". Petersburg, in response to
numerous petitions, has requested he
government to abrogate the rule by
which thn center of the Nevsky Pros*
Continued onJd Pr*. 4th GaJw**,
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