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Philadelphia Congressman
/Make Fight for Restoration
of Army Canteen.
Matter Will Be Threshed Over in
Committee on Military
Journal Speoial Service.
Washington, Jan. 23.Members of
the house committee on military affairs
have in their keeping a bill to restore
the canteen in the army. It was intro
duced without flourish of trumpets by
^Representative Edward de V. Morreil
of Philadelphia. There is more than a
possibility that the committee will re
4 port the measure favorably, but the
report, if it comes, will make its ap
pearance only after the committee
room has been the scene of a battle.
Mr. Morreil is a republican and his
district is filled with republicans. The
antiicanteen. element might influence
some votes in the Philadelphian's dis
trict, but it would be a hard task to
muster enough to defeat the man who
has dared to propose the measure.
The Philadelphia member, after
quoting, the secretary of war to the
effec that the operation of the present
Jaw increases. drunkenness, disease, in
subordination, desertion and moral de
jgeneration, intimates, the lawmakers
should be guided by reports which of
ficers of the service have turned in to
the effect that the restoration of the
canteen would be -a--blessing to the
soldier and the service.
Representative Amo* Lawrence Al
len has introduced a bill "to protect
further the first day of the week as a
day* of rest in the District of Colum-
bia." Mr. Allen is a church man. His
bill' provides that no one shall play any
game or 'indulge in any sportj pas
time or diversion on Sunday "and that
no person excepting the druggist, the
undertaker and the newsdealer shall
keep open shop on the Lord's day. Mr.
Allen also provides that all building
operations and railroad construction
shall cease upon the first day of the
week. This bill stands a good chance
f passing congress.
Seeks to Mark:Battlefields.
Senator Martirr /of Virginia has
asked congress in aAbill to establish a
memorial park in $pottsylvania coun
ty. Pennsylvania, t preserve and suit
ably mark "for historical and profes
sional military study the famous bat
tlefields known -as Fredericksburg,
:3iai&eQ<q^U!e^-.he^ ,aja*fc
fipottsylvariia courthouse."
$ 1,000,000 Added to Endowment,
$100,000 to Provide for
Mrs. Harper.
journal Special Service.
Chicago, Jan. 23.John D. Rocke
feller has added again to the millions
cf the University of Chicago. He has
3ust_ given $1,450,000. Of this sum,
|1,000,000 will go for endowment, $350,-
000 to meet the deficit in current ex
penses and the remainder$100,000
will be held in trust by the university
for- Mrs. William R. Harper,' widow of
the president.
Announcement to this effect was
made at a meeting of the board of
trustees yesterday afternoon.
The large gift,' especially the amount
set aside for Mrs. Harper, assures the
continuance of the relations of the
foundation with the institution. Com
ing, as it does, at a time when the insti
tution has lost its builder, it is taken
to meaa that Mr. Rockefeller desires
to restore confidence the minds of the
facults and friends of the institution.
Dr. Harper's project of a $o0,000,000
university now seems not only a possi
bility but a probability.
Accompanying the gift was a letter
from John T. Rockefeller, Jr.. stating
his father's friendly and interested at
titude toward the university.
Previously, Mr. Rockefeller had given
to the university $14,399,921.91, bring
ing the total endowment of the insti
tution up to within a few thousand
dollars of $20,000,000two-fifths of the
sum needed to complete the plans for
Dr. Harper's great $50,000,000 uni
fittings for Two Rooms WiE Save Old
Furniture for two rooms is all that is
ireeded to place an old and infirm
couple, residing in Northeast Minne
apolis, in a position-where they will be
independent of charity, except in case
of sickness.
_: The case-was-brought to the atten
tion of the Associated Charities early
last month and a visitor was at once
sent to investigate. He found the old
man confined to the house by injuries
received in a fall from a wagon last
summer, yet his only request was for
work. I was impossible to find work
suited to him, and the association gave
monej". The aged couple would accept
only enough to keep them from starva
There are two vacant, unfurnished
rooms in the house and the landlord has
offered them to the old folks, rent free.
These TOOIUS are suitable for lodgers
and the income from them will support
the old couple, who dread charity. The
Associated Charities will call for and
deliver any bedroom furniture which
.may be offered.
City Council Considers Plan.-, for.
Higher license in Order to
Employ More- Police.
Journal Special Service,
Chicago, Jan. 23.Steps to increase
the revenue of the city of Chicago,by
increasing the saloon license and com
pelling "levee" resorts to pay a city
as well as a government license were
taken by the city council last night. On
motion of Alderman Bennett a resolu
tion providing for an ordinance" increas
ing the saloon license from $500 to-
$1,000 a year was referred to the license'
A resolution, providing that alls
places not recognized as legitimate en-'
terprises which pay a government liquor
license only be compelled to pay city
license, was introduced by Alderman
Uhlir and also referred to the license
committee. I
These first steps of the council to in
crease the revenue with a view to reor
ganizing and increasing theivpolice de
partment, seem to have be&n the re
sult of a petition presented to the
mayor and council by a citizen's com
mittee asking that the police force be
increased bv 1,000 men, that the aged
and inefficient members of the force be
retired, that the saloon license be in
creased to $1,000 and that the resorts
paying government license be forced to'
take cut city licenses for the privilege
of selling liquor. This was also
ferred to the license committee.
Mysterious Shooting of Woman HI in
Bed. Baffles Police.
Journal Special Service.
Chicago,' Jan. 23.Complete mystery,
baffling alike to the detectives working
on the case and the members of her
family, surrounds the attempted assas
sination of Mrs. Josephine Grenzenber, gi
fi-pSy. tyfe-r^r
Five Italians in Colorado Silled
Yesterday-Nine Perish
in Utah.
Silverton, Col., Jan. 23.Five Italian
miners employed at the Sunnyside mine
lost their lives in ah immense snow
Blide yesterday afternoon.
No trains from Durahgo'and Denver
have arrived here since last Wednes
day, due to slides and immense drifts
of snow which have blocked the tracks.
Salt Lake, Jan. 23.Belated reports
from the mountain settlements have
added two. more names to the list of
men killed by snowslides within the
last three days. Besides the seven
miners killed at Alta and in American'
Pork canyon, Peter Chrisfensen, a coal
miner, was killed near Sunnyside, Utah,
on Saturday. From Bigby, Idaho,1
reported the death of
steame delpli a
Troian of the Boston & Phila
ii ne v-l 'i-n collision with th.e. steam- ...._
er Naccochee of the Savannah line, in
Vineyard sound last Sunday, was re-. _,
ported here today by the Nacoochee,
which arrived, having on board the
captain and crew of the Trojan. The
acident was due to fog. The Nacoo
chee struck the Trojan amidships and
the latter steamer went to the bottom
within three-quarters of an hour, but
Captain Thatcher and the crew of
twenty-seven men of the Trojan were
taken" off by men from the Nacooche^.
Special to -The Journal.
Grand Rapids, Wis., Jan. 23.The
body of Lulu Ostrum, the daughter of
H. E. Ostrum of Nekoosa, was found
in the snow about twelve miles south
east of this city. The cause of her
death is wrapped-in mystery. The-girl
was 18 years of age an was well known
at Nekoosa. Her body was discovered
on the side of the road deep in the
snow on the line between. Wood and
Portage counties.
There are no marks of violence on
the body and the officers are at sea
as to the cause of the young woman's
death. It is not believed here that she
could have succumbed to the cold. The
theory that she may have been mur
dered is given credence.
Creamery Proprietor Is Arrested for
Selling Illegal Milk.
F. O. Johnson, proprietor of the Star
creamery, 19.12 Fourth avenue S, was
arraigned in police court today, charged
with violating the new milk ordinance,
which requires all milk shipped into the
city to be from cows that have been
inspected bv a veterinarian. Johnson
pleaded not' guilty and the case will be
The Belgian government discovered,
some time ago, that the leather bags tried Feb. 1.
used for the mails in the Congo Free The ordinance was declared unconsti-
State weTe often stolen. Investigation 1 tutional by Judge C. L. Smith three
proved that natives in the postal ser-! weeks ago, and another jte3t case will
vice took them, cut out the bottoms
and gave them to their wives to be
be made before Judge Ft. F. Waite. The
.complaint was sworn out by W.
~$T, Q"Tl. ir'lk .inspector
American Capitalist Who Backed Labor- jj
ites in British Elections.
American Millionaire Is Said to
Have Influenced Recent
British Elections.
Journal Special Service.
London, Jan 23.It is asserted here
on good authority that the unprece
dented success of labor candidates for
parliament at the elections last week
was due largely'to Andrew Carnegie.
Most of the men elected were, un
able to bear the expenses of their cam
paign and-,-jt was said that.MivCar.ue
i ^_ um
10625 Ewing avenue, early yesterday, purpose. The extent of his contribu-
Creeping to the window ox the cham
ber where Mrs* Grenzenber lay helpless
thru illness, some unknown person fired
a volley of shots at her bed.
Mr. Grenzenber was awakened by his
wife's cries. He went to the room,
and, as he entered, two more shots were
heard. Mrs. Grenzenber had fainted.
He quickly revived her, and sent for-a
doctor. One bullet pierced Mrs. Gren
zenber's leg.
The murderous attack took place at
4 o'clock. Since the shooting, Mrs.
Grenzenber has been in a state of col
lapse, and physicians say her condition
is serious.
provided a generous fund tot that
tion is not mentioned, but it was large
enough, as-the result of the election
proved, to change the political-com
plexion of the house of commons.
Mariott in a Freak Racer Makes
Distance in 32 1-5
Ormond, 'Fla., Jan, 23.A
s*^ world's record 4or the mttk of 21r5
V^^st^^fiWjond, wa^-njtade here~-?-lk!3&p:Ky
riott -in Screak racer
Hminary heat foT the1
Earp Tvas second.
Charle B.
Counts, a surveyor employed by the
Oregon Short Line, who was crushed
to death .tinder a snowslide. Counts
was a resident of Jackson's Hole, Wyo.
23.The loss of the
the pre-
Marseilles, France, Jato., 23.The
Chinese mail which arrived "here yester
day brought an account of the invasion^
of Tohquin, French Indo-Chifoa, by Chi
nese regulars, who encountered a
French force numbering 400 men, of
wliom 150 were Europeans.
A three^ours' battle ensued, result
ing in the defeat of the Chinese, who
lost 300 killed and 300 wounded., The
French'lost 16 men of the foreign legion
and 20 Amimites killed,
Two Cruiser**
7-^La Churira.
we Ifte Island of
Paris, However, Says No Decisive
Action Will Be Taken Until
Port of Spain, Island pf Trinidad,
Jan. 23.The French cruisers Desaix
and Jurien d'e la Graviere sailed from
here today, presumably for La Guaira,
Venezuela. T
Franc Free to Act.
Paris, Jan. 23.President Loubet
presided today, aft a cabinet council held
the Elysee palace, at which Premier
Rouvier announced that he had re
ceived a communication--from Ambassa
dor Jusserand to the
United States, does
snot a
French naval demonstration against
Venezuela, to be a violation of the Mon
roe doctrine. France, it is pointed out,
thus has her hands free, but the situa
tion is unchanged for the moment, as
the council will'not take decisive ac
tion until the report of M. Taigny, the
former charge d'affairs at Caracas, is
Castro. Stubborn.
The foreign office has received con
firmation of the press report that the
dean of the diplomatic corps and other
ministers at Caracas have unsuccessful
ly demanded explanations from the
Venezuelan government with reference
to their position^after' the Taigny in
Canton Official Warned to Keep
to European Concession
Crisis Acute,
Journal Special Service.
.Hongkong, Jan. 23.The crisis in
Canton caused by opposition to the
taxes for the completion of the raal
,road to .Hankow is not vet at an ?eM.
United States Consul Julius G. LayJttas
fteen. warned, from an anonymous
Source, not to leave the European con-
esBkm rn the city unle'ss he is willing
to run the, risk of being jmrrdered.
Some 6f:tlfe^o1fl%wSw are strivifTjj
to Implicate t|iei xtiperoy of Kwang
ttuig province ia tififer 8&$iforeign. tcpuble
and if is" feared that assassination and
riots'will occur after the ^celebration
of tne'CJ&nese New Year, Jan. 35. -The
American and other consuls are onJche
alert to cope with the- danger.,
,"'Canton,*. Jan. 23.The, yiceroy^s,
"Scheme fo* taxation in. order, to. raise?
revenue eff the construction of the
Canton-Hankow railway, may, lead ,to- a
retaliatory strike. The viceroy threat
ens the leaders of the merchants' guilds
who Sfflenace the plan with decapitation.
'Three Chinese gunboats have been sum
moned from Shanghai.
'Hopkinsville, Ky.. Jan. 23.A mob of 300
men early on Sunday morning took Earnest
Baker, a* negro, from tne Trigg county JaU and
hanged him In the center of Cadiz. Baker at
tempted'Saturday night a criminal assault on an
18-year-old girl.
If Ponfteney Bigelow goes near the isthmus again they'll sic tlie mosquitoes on him. \%$gfi
i '_!** tit
Retired Army Officer, Seriously ffl Is
Retired Army Officer Is HI in
Brooklyn, Threatened with
New York, Jan. 28.Brigadier Gen
eral Joseph Wheeler, U. S. A., retired,
is seriously ill at the residence of his
sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brook
lyn. He has" been confined to his bed
for three days with a bronchial affec-
tion.- There is-fear that his illness.may
develop into pneumonia.
Biwabik-Hibbing Line to Be
Equipped with Cars of Union
Pacific Pattern.
Duluthj' Minn., Jan. 2S.T-6asolene
cars similar to those ntn on the Union
Pacific railroad, will be used on the
new system to be built from Biwabik
to Hibbing this year. Consulting En
gineer T. McGfilvray said last night
that the franchise o Biwabik had
-pafeged the couc|L and^iegal action for
the. necessary nghts^* in "c eighty other
range town's. will probably "%e given
ndthin a few days. I was at first
planned to use electricity, bat .statis
tics from the operating department of
the Union Pacific railroad regarding the
cost of the gasolene cars and their
maintenance made it advisable to use
oil burners. The cars will be of the
rlOQ-horsepowor class.
St. Augustine. Fla.. Jan. 23.Senator Shelby
M. Cullom, who came last week to recuperate his
health, is rapidly ImproTicg. He Is not confined
to his room and is without medical attendance.
He says that he came here to recover from a
"too strenuous life," and that he is doing so.
Chicago, Jan. 28.Judge Jesse Holdem yester
day afternoon found the Chicago Typographical
union, No* 16, Edwin B. Wright, its president,
and Edward E. Bessette guilty of contempt of
court in violating the injunction granted against
the printers In favor of the Chicago Typothetae.
No punishment was-fixed, by the court, but this
will be done Monday, Jan. 29.
&& 3
ftVVt fVVVT'f
*in Marks' Search for His
Betrothed Rewarded at
t*.f.J. the Altar.
Love" laughs at
conspiring sisters as
well as at locksmiths.
Miss Anna McNaughton, who was in
duced by her relatives to desert her
affiance.d husband on the eve of their
wedding, is now the happy bride of
JEdwin\ Marks, the determined lover,
who would not let family opposition
come between him and his love.
After Anna was taken to the Mc
Naughton farm on .the Silver Lake road
in Ramsey county, Marks was distracted
over, the ioss. He was certain that Anna
had been abducted and was forcibly re
strained. He could find no trace of her
and appealed to the authorities of three
counties to help him. Word was finally
given out by the McNaughtons that
Anna had gone to her 'parents in Can
ada, but Marks, ever vigilant, kept his
eyes on the farmhouse on the Silver
Lake road, and was finally rewarded by
meeting Anna face to face, Marks
already, had the license, and arrange
ments were .soon made to go to Minne
apolis and have the long-delayed cere
mony performed.
Where Mr. and Mrs. Marks may. be
now no one knows, but it is certain that
their honeymoon is none the less sweet
because or the difficulties that were
Chicago Pastor Will Use Them to
Gather Crowds to Hear
His Sermons.
Journal Special Service.
St. Louis, Jan. 23.Trading stamps
as a means of getting children to come
to Sunday school, to bring other chilr
dren with them, and to contribute their
pennies to the contribution boxes have
proved so successful in the First Meth
odist Episcopal Church-South that Pas
tor Todd will extend, the innovation to
the church proper and allow the grown
ups to share in his business-like re
ligious enterprise.
Under Rev. Mr. Todd~fs~plan
child who comes, to Sunday school regu
larly receives a 2-eent trading stamp
each time she or he is present. For
bringing a new pupil a 5-cent trading
stamp is issued and a 1-cent stamp is
given for each penny contributed to the
Sunday school pl^te. When tne child
has $2 worth of stampR^i^permitted
to aekct. a. prseii^#^s^Hf^{a^toek
kept by the pasto'r.
Wealthy Man Dead Because He
Would Eat Only Doughnuts
and Coffee*
Journal Special Service.
Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 23.Be-
cause he loved money better than life,
H. Hugh, a millionaire Of Deadwood,
S. D., starved to death in this city. His
daughter, Mary Moulton, is the wife of
the government assayer in Deadwood,
who is also wealthy.
Ooffee and doughnuts were the only
food Hugh would buy, tho he had a
monthly income of $2,500 from rentals
and interests. He owned thousands of
dollars worth of property in the busi
ness district of I&adwpod.
The body was shipped to Deadwood
last night.
By W. W. Jermana.
Washington, Jan. 23.It was an
nounced today at the Indian office, that
a plan of having a certain number of
Indian children on the Bad river res
ervation in Wisconsin attend the Cath
olic schools at Odanah is to be followed.
This action was taken as a result of
charges filed against Indian Agent
Campbell by Bishop "Schinner of Su
perior to the effect that Campbell had
forcibly removed some of the children
from the Cftholic schools in order to
make up the quota in the government
school at Odanah.
Journal Speoial Service. f?. v,
Tokio, Jan. 23.Tho some disap
pointment is felt because Lloyd G.
Griscom was not appointed ambassador
to Japan, a cordial welcome awaits
Governor Luke E. Wright, the news of
whose prospective appointment as the
first ambassador to this country has
just been received. His record in. the
Philippines and wide experience in ori
ental affairs are such that it is felt no
better choice could have been made.
The Japanese rejoice that President
Roosevelt recognizes the importance of
the Tokio embassy by appointing to it
an official of high standing and the
best repute.
Representatives of Twin City Commer
dal Clubs Plan Junket.
Representatives of the Minneapolis and St.'
Paul Commercial clubs will take a little journey
to the wilds of northern Minnesota next week
upon invitation of Representative A. L. Cole
of Walker. The purpose of the junket is to edu
cate the twin city visitors to the IdeaB of the
northern part of the state regarding the Css
Lake forest reserve. The two twin city organiza
tions, have gone on record as favoring the reserve
By House's Aid May Force Action
on Bates if It Takes All
Congressmen Who Support State
hood Opposition Are Hear-.
ing from Home. &$
By. W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Jan. 23.As suggested
in these dispatches Sunday morning,
public attention in Washington is be
ing focused on the senate, so far as
rate questions are concerned. Not
withstanding the fact that the rate bill
has not yet been reported to the house,
its passage there is taken for granted.
The Gorman blockade in
the senate
is thought to be serious by those on
the inside of affairs,, and in anticipa
tion of its being put into_ effect, there
has been some discussion of a tenta
tive program to offset it.
It is said tliat the president 'is to
send a stirring message to congress,
after the rate bill has been before the
senate for a sufficient length of time
to demonstrate that nothing is to be
done with it. This message, it is fig
ured, will focus the attention. of the 4
country on the senate and -perhaps
compel it to permit the
administration-".*,:.* bill to reach a vote.
Still Another Way.
Should the message fail to move the
senate, it is said the president, thru an
arrangement that he has already made
with Speaker Cannon, is, to keep con
gress in session this summer, thus
again focusing attention on the sen
ate. It will require a joint resolution
for congress to adjourn and so long as
the house refuses to pass such a reso
lution, the senate will have .to. stay
here debating the rate bill day after
day. .*-.,j
Tariff Fight Possible. J.^/
To add to all the pther troubles of
the antirate people, the house leaders
are very seriously considering whether
it will not be good policy to have,, the
ways and means committee report* the
McCleary maximum and minimum tariff
bill. If this should be done, the tariff
will be made a very* live issue and the
democrats will have 'Something on "which
to make their campaign. The house
leaders recognize this to be true, but
they are beginning to think that some
such -remedy,.a* McCleary proposes is
the only tfiing that will correct th
German situation, as it wUl apply to
American^ expo*t ft^e aftw** *be new
German tariff goes into effeet March I.
With the selate refusing to enact a
rate bHL and withj. the house helping
to make the tariff ^1 campaign, tissue,
there are many who $gare-that-the re
publicans will have a nard, rub at th
polls in November.
Insurgent Move Weakens.
There are signs tftday that the state
hood insurgent move is in danger of
collapse. Borne of the insurgents have
begun to hear from home. Letters and
.telegrams have been coming in for
several days from admiring constitu
ents, insisting that members supposed
to be part of the insurgent movement
come over to the support of the presi
dent. These advices state that the
men sending them believe that the
statehood insurgency, is merely one of
the forms which the opposition to
Roosevelt has taken, and their congress
men must not be led astray by it.
"Vote to sustain the president,'' is
the cry from home, -and congressmen
who formerly were thoroly committed
to the insurgent cause are seriously
thinking of abandoning that position.
It is not possible to ascertain defi
nitely whether Bepresentatives^Da *a,
Steenerson and Bede from Minnesota
have really been in the insurgent group.
The insurgent leaders have been claim
ing them, Dut that is all the newspaper
men know. The same thing is true of
Gronna of North Dakota and Dixon of
Montana. Nearly all of these men, it
is said today, are likely to vote for the
statehood bill in compliance with re
quests made by constituents. Represen
tative Marshall of North .Dakota has
been one.of the insurgent leaders, and
he may have got so deep into the muss
as to be unable to extricate himself. I t,
now looks as if he would be almost the
only member in the middle northwest
to vote against the bill, aside from the
two or three Wisconsin members who
are rallying around Representative
and it is to change their mtads ttiat the bnsi- and -carefu consideration jgiven it by
ness men of Walker and CaBs Lake proposed to
let them see for themselves. There are to bel _,
thrr? deier?t* from MI* finh. .Continued on 2d Page,.4th
Babcock," the head of the insurgent
Should ten or a dozen insurgents be
affected in this way, the insurgent
movement is bound to go to pieces, and
that it will do this is being freely pre
dieted today by memberr, who, while
supporting the bill, are careful obsenr
ers and free from bias in making esti
mates. -,_
Bill Due Tomorrow.
The bill will come before the house
tomorrow and the test of strength will
come on the adoption of a rule under
which it will be considered. House or- --vs
ganization leaders are feeling jubilant 'A^.
today. They sav their fight is already 3&
won. It certainly looks better than !j|
at any time since it began. Represen-. S&
tative Bede may possibly stick and
vote with tlie insurgents. It is said that $3
about $10,000,000 of Duluth capital has V^S
been invested in Arizona and tjat
the men who hold it arc bitterly op- ^-rd
posed to. joint statehood. Bede, of """^l
course, must consider the wishes of
these men in deciding what to do, for"- 1
if there ever should be' political trouble'
in his district, it would originate in/
St. Louis county. Representative Davia
has come out' squarely in favor of the.'
joint statehood bill. Speaking today
to The Journal correspondent he
"It should be understood that I am
not opposed to any measure advocated
by the president. This is especially
true of the statehood bill. 1 shall vote
for the rule for consideration of the 1
bill and for the bill itself. It is true .v
that there is a great deal- of diversity
of opinion as to the merits of join-^v-f 1
ing*Arizona and-New Mexico in onet-^ 1
state owing to tne difference in the..r- -1
character of their respective peoples, '^h
the immensity of the territory and thej^^H
great inconvenience in communicatingIt,':
with the capital no matter wherelrir*CS:
located. Yet "the exigencies of the cases
aa -r,

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