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Weekly Established 1878. 1881. Daily TWENTY-THIRD YEAR. VOTE OF 60 TO 16 SENATE RATIFIES THE RECIPROC ITY TREATY WITH THE RE PUBLIC OP CUBA. ALL AMENDMENTS ADOPTED Changes Recommend®* by Committee Favorably Acted en Before inven tion la Finally Agreed To—Last Hours of Debate Given Over to Speeches in Opposition by Meeere. Foster and Berry. Washington. March 20.—The Cuban treaty has been ratified by the aenate by a vote of 50 to 16. The first vote waa taken on the com mittee amendment providing against any further reduction on sugar (or fire years. The amendment was adopted. All the committee amendments were then adopted, including the Burton amendment for flour, corn and corn meal, but tbe last named was com promised go as to place theae articles in the 30 per cent list. There was but one roll call and on that the result was announced to be 44 to 22. The detailed vote for ratification follows: Yeas—Alger. Allee, Allison, Ankeny, Bacon, Hall, Beveridge, Blackburn, Burnham. Hurton, Burrows, Clark (Wvo.), Cockrell, Cullom, Depew, Diet rich. Dolliver, Dryden, Blkins, Fair banks, Foraker, Foster (Wasji.), Frye, Fulton. Uallinger, Gamble. Gorman, Hanua. Hansbrough, Heyburn, Hop kins. Latimer. Lodge, McCreary, Long, McComas, McCumber, Nelson, Over man. Penrose, Perkins, SimmoiK, Smoot. Spooner. Stewart, Stone, War ren. Wetmore—50. Nays—Bailey, Bard, Bates, Berry. Carmack. Clark (Mont.), Daniel, Fos ter ti.a.h McEnery, Mallory, Martin, ilcney, Morgan, Newlands, Pettus, Talaifcrro—16. Opening Attendance Light. There were but few senators in their fats when the senate met. A resolu tion «as agreed to authorising the committee on territories to sit during the reiess to consider proposed bills relative to the district of Alaska and to meet at such time and place or places as the chairman may designate. Mr. Morgan introduced a resolution which recites that it is the duty of the Vnited States to take action that will cause the abuses of the powers of tax ation to cease that there should be free trade between the United States and the insular possessions that the interest bearing debt should be extin guished that corporations employed for the purpose of monopoly are sub let to the control of congress and that congress should make vigorous use of such powers. At 11:08 the senate went into exec utive session. Senator Foster (La.) took the floor «n the Cuban reciprocity treaty im mediately after the senate went into executive session and began the deliv ery of a carefully prepared speech in opposition to the treaty. He contend ed that the effect of the proposed re duction in the duty on Cuban sugar would be to enhance the profits of the manufacturers and the consumers would not be benefitted in the least uy it. Senator Foster spoke two and one naif tours and was followed by Sena tor Kerry, who also opposed the treaty. Mr. Merry based hia opposition on the committee amendment providing sgainut any further reduction of the duty on sugar for five years. He said 'his country could not afford to take that position. SPEECH BY CHAMBERLAIN. 8*ys One Hundred Thousand Boers Have Been Repatriated. London, Marth 20.—There was an unusually large attendance in the noiisf. of commons during the day "Ie house went Into committee the vote for the account of 'he t!vi! service, In expectation of Co '°nial Secretary Chamberlain giving soni" interesting details of his South Afrw an 'our. 8atd The secretary, however, that until the arrival In Ixmdon urt her papers1 which were now on heir way here, he had nothing to add what was already known. The only P°'nt in Mr. Chamberlain's speech »hicb was of international Interest the statement that lOfl.QOO Boers nait heen repatriated and that the gov ernment was giving tbe new colonies "naer the peace terms and aa military fonipensatlon the remarkable aggre gate of 975,000,000 towards the ex penses of their resettlement. ACQUITTED on bkcond' trial. Minnesotan Formerly Convicted of Murder le Freed by Jury. Austin, Minn.. March 20.—Frank W. 11 charged with manalaughter. was J°und not guilty after the Jury had wpn out three hours. This Is his .J*"'1''1 trial on the same charge. ABOLI8H RELIGIOUS TEACHERS France to Substitute System of Gov ernment Schools. Paris, March 2u.—The vote in th« chamber of deputies Wednesday gives definite form to the present policy o) the government to terminate the ex Istence of Ihe religious teaching order and to substitute a system of govern mental schools. The principle of this change was formulated under the pre mlership of M. Waldeck-Kousseau, but Its actual enforcement was left to thi present Combes ministry. The law! voted Wednesday is very brief and negative in Its terms, simply refusing authorization to teach to all the malt teaching orders. The effect of this is to place the orders outside the pale of the law and their further existence is through sufferance. There remains to be determined the time the orders Will be allowed to wind up their affairs and terminate their work. Many ol the orders, anticipating the action of the chamber, have already completed their plans to retire from the field. It Is expected that a few months will almost suffice to execute the cnanges. Numerous incidental questions are in volved in the transferrance of the pu pils and the effect on the extensive properties and notices of several inter, peilations have been given with a view of securing delay permitting an adjust ment of the new conditions. The statements of M. Combes and other ministerialists, however, indicate the prompt carrying out of the premier's policy. TO BREAK THE STRIKE. American Bridge Company Hiring Non union Men. Pittsburg, March 20.—A determined efTort is to be made by the American Bridge company to break the strike of structural ironworkers in this city by importing nonunion men. Last Monday sixty nonunion men were brought from Louisville, but they deserted immediately upon reaching Pittsburg. Kortv-seven men have been brought into the city from Norfolk, Va. and 150 men, it is said, have b?en engaged and are on their way here. The men who arrived were placed on a large houseboat, which is tied up in the Monongahela river at the com pany's plant at the foot of Thirty second street, South Side. The boat has been fitted up with bunks, dining room and kit'lien and it is proposed to house and board the men on the boat until the strike is broken. The men are to be used in complet ing the work on the new Wabash rail road bridge across the Monongahela river. A squad of policemen are guarding tiie nonunion men. but everything is quiet, no move having been made by the strikers to interfere with the new comers. The strike was inaugurated three weeks ago on account yf an al leged violation of an agreement. WABASH INJUNCTION CASE. Argument on Motion to Dissolve Re sumed. St. Louis. March 2o Colonel Hiod gett resumed his argument in behalf of the company when the hearing in the Wabash case was resumed. He read extracts from the constitution of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men to prove his contention that there were no grievances entertained by the employes against the road, inasmuch as the brotherhood, according to his contention, had not proceeded in ac cordance with its own laws. Its fail ure to do so, he claimed, showed con clusively that there was no grievance to Ik* 1 oiIivsmmI. Ho tlainu'il furthoi proof of this in his statement that the grievance committee had never taken up any alleged grievance. The whole thing lay. he declined, in the recog nition of the union, and, failing in this, the defendants had conspired to Induce the employes to stop work and otherwise injure the road. At he iirst trial he waa convicted, but ,, "t/orney. secured a new trial, "ell was the station agent for the hicago Ureat Western road at Elk a,n was charged with having shot lSr 'I*- Nelson B. Green Sept. 4, a*ter a dispute with the latter *r demurrage. BLACKLIST OF STRIKERS. Racine Employers Organizing for Mu tual Protection. Milwaukee, March -0. The manu facturers of Racine are to form an as sociation to guar I against all stiikes or labor agitators. The plan is fot each manufacturer who enters the as sociation to prepare a list of all env ployes to be given to the secretary the association, and when any em ploves ar«, found to be labor agitatoi thev aie lo bo .epo.ted to the sec tary. who in turn notifies all the mom hers of the association. This \u nuard against labor agitators, and ffwU.« 2 secure employment in any factory in the city of which the proprietor .» a member of the association. In fa is proposed to blacklist strikers and others. LOSS OF ABOUT $300,000. Two Score of Buildings Burned at Pep perel, Mass. Penperel, Mass., March 20,-Fire started in Griffin's shoe factory her 1 1., the .lav Two score of build were burned, including the shoe $300,000. with partial *n8U7he%in™s inns is more serious than the figure ness section of the town was ue stroyed. increases C-ross tarn.ngs T«. jtsft&S&SS srSSri? f.vnr of the measure as amended. pismarck Pttilt) tribune. CREST OF FLOOD RIVER AT MEMPHIS REGISTERS FORTY FEET AND A FALL 16 PREDICTED. RELIEF BOATS START OUT Situation at Marian, Ark., Is Crltlcel and an Effort Will Be Made to Suc cor the Two Hundred Refugees There—All Railroads Entering Mem phis From the West Completely Tied Up by the Flood. Memphis. Tenn.. March 20.—Tho highest stage of water predicted by the weather bureau was realized during the morning when the gauge registered forty feet. The crest of the high wave is believed to be near, however, and it is confidently predicted in another twenty-four hours a decline will bo noted. The situation in the flooded area of Arkansas is practically unchanged The effects of the flood are being felt most severely at Marion, Ark. There are over 200 people there awaiting suc cor. Relief boats left Memphis during the day in an effort to reach the un fortunate little village. An attempt will be made to ease the vessels through the crevasse. If the trip Is successful it will not be necessary to cut the levee. A lleet of skiffs was sent to the two passenger trains which are hemmed in by water on the Iron Mountain tracks three miles west of Bridge Junction. The levee at Osceola. Ark., is re ported in a critical condition. The waters are seeping through and a break is imminent at any moment. The situation at North Helena, Ark., is reported grave. The levee has par tially given way and mighty efforts are being made to hold it against the rising torrents. North Helena is sep arated from the city of Helena by strong embankment. The railroads entering this city from the west are completely tied up and the water is rolling over their tracks. IMMENSE DAMAGE DONE. Severe Rain Storm General Through cut Wisconsin. Milwaukee. March 20—Repoit of a sevele electrical and rain storm in Wisconsin during the night are com ing in. Railway tracks were washed out at Manitowoc and all trains are reported as being abandoned. A washout is also reported on the Ashland division of the Northwestern joad. delaying trains one hour. Kaukauna reports serious washouts between then- and l.ittle Chute. Raraboo. Chippewa Falls. Fond du Lac. Plainfield and Columbus all suf fered from the storm and many barns were tired by lightning and destroyed. PREPARING TO VACATE. Residents of Low Lands on the Upper Mississippi. La Crosse. Wis.. March 20.—Contin uous rains of the past week have swelled the tributaries of the Missis sippi badly, causing it to rise nearly three feet within the past forty-eight hours, and the water is still coming up Old river men anticipate a fur ther rise of at least two feet and farm ers on the low lands are making prep arations to vacate their homes. Th" river is now free of ice as far north as tlio foot of Lake Pepin. Weak Places Strengthened. New Orleans, March 20—There is comparatively little change in the local flood situation, which is improved by the continuance of good weather. Advices from points between here and Raton Rouge are to the effect thac all weak places have been strength ened and that the whole system of levees is sustaining the strain withoui deterioration. STRIKE IS PROBABLE. Lowell (Mass.) Mill Owners Refuse Demands of Employes. I owell. Mass., March 20. The agents of the seven mills here have refused to grant the demands of their employes for a 10 per cent increase in wages. It is thought a strike will follow The demand for the Increase was made in behalf of some 18.000 op .natives. The refusal of the agents was the outcome of a conference be tween the mill agents and representa tives of the operatives. Miss Roosevelt in Porto Rico. San Juan. P. R, March 20.—Miss Alice Roosevelt landed here at 8 JO •i from the steamer Coamo, from New York March 14. She was met by Governor Hunt' and his family and was driven to the palace, where she afterwards held an informal public re ception. MORGAN'S LAT681 MOVfc. Agent Bide on the Tin Mines of Far-Off Siam. Calcutta. March 20.—A telegram from Bangkok reports that an agent «f Pierpont Morgan is bidding for the concession of the entire tin min ing industry of Siamese Malaysia. In ... 1887 the late Duke of Sutherland made gtate. similar offer, but it waa rejected. BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY. MARCH 20, 1908. PRICE FIVE CENTS GEORGE B. YOUNG SPEAKS. Attorney for Securities Company De fends the Merger. Sr.. Louis, March 20.—Argument for the Northern Securities company in the merger case was resumed by Judge George B. Youag in the United States circuit court for the district of Minne sola, sitting here, at 10 a. m. Attorney Young took up the reasons why the Burlington system was purchased by the Northern Pacific and Oseat North ern systems. He occupied the entire forenoon session. Judge Young pointed out that it was essential to the transcontinental road3 that they should have some opening to the manufacturing districts and the coal fields of the Middle West. How this purchase would lead to greater trade and the settling of the vast un occupied lands of the Dakotas and Montana. He then showed how the purchase was completed long before the idea of a common holding of stock of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern by a single company that at the time, as was shown by the testi mony of Messrs. Morgan, Hill and as sociates, the purchase of the Northern Pacific was such a collossal undertak ing that it did not appear possible However, the raid of the Union Paci fic interests to gain possession of the Northern Pacific stock on May 9, 1900, showed that some action was neces sary to prevent its recurrence. Judge Young pointed out that the purchase of stock of the Great North ern was neither suggested or contem plated, and that this conclusively re futes the statement of Assistant At torney General Beck that at that time there was an agreement to create a common ownership of the Great North ern and Northern Pacific and thus vio late the Sherman anti-trust law. He then went on to show that the forma tion of the securities company had not restrained or monopolized commerce, as each railway is managed, as re quired by law, by a wholly different board of directors from that of the other. SCALE. FAVORS SLIDING Decision of Coal Strike Commisaion Regarding Wages. New York, March 20.—Although the findings of the anthracite coal strike commission were not made public by President Roosevelt, in whose hands the report has been placed, an inkling, seemingly based on the very best of authority, has reached this city as to the nature of the concessions which would be made to the miners in the important matter of wages, says the Herald. This was that there should be es tablished. for the next three years, what is known as a sliding scale, and that the prices paid to the miners would be based on charges made by the operators for a ton of coal. The minimum late of wages for the miners is to be the price which is now paid to them. There are the best of reasons, adds the Herald, for believing that such a provision is incorporated in the rec ommendations of the commission, for it seemed to find favor with all the members of that body when it was broached to them first by George F. Baer when_he appeared before the commission. REACH AN AGREEMENT. Conference of Santa Fe Officials and Firemen. Galveston, Tex., March 20.—The fire men on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe have received an increase of wages which will average 12% per cent. For several days a committee from tha locomotive firemen has been in con ference with General Manager Nixon of the Santa Fe, seeking an increase in pay. When the conference ad journed it was announced that an am icable settlement had been made and the company's men were well satisfied. Neither side would discuss the de tails of settlement, but it is under stood the increase will average about 12^4 per cent. The firemen were the last of the employes to ask for an in crease, the trainmen, engineers and switchmen having been granted an in crease some time ago. FOR IMMENSE PLANT. Western Electric Company Buys Big Tract at Chicago. Chicago, March 20—The Journal land Heal involving 100 acres of ground on the West Side, which is to be followed by an investment in build ings of 11,200,000, has just been com pleted bv the Western Electric com pany, which thus secures an admira ble site along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy tracks. The belt railroad tracks run through the propeity Plans have already been made for cable factory, which will comprisa a group of one-story buildings with floor space of 150,00u squaic feet. A large machine shop and iron factory will be built along the bolt line track and 1,200 men will be employed in t'a shops. CHINESE. MAY EMPLOY South African Mine Owners Ncetl Ad ditional Laborers. London, March 20.—Commissione:1 Skinner and Noyes, wlio have Uv:. appointed to proceed to China to in vestigate Chinese labor with the view of its employment in tha miats ut Jo hannesburg. Transvaal, and who start ed from the latter place Feb. 20, have arrived In London. They will sail for New York on the Eteismer Umbria March 28 on their way to California, where.they will inquire into the meth ods of employing the Chinese in that GOLD BAR TAKEN MYSTERIOUS ROBBERY OCCURS IN EXPRESS OFFICE AT DETROIT, MICH. POLICE CAN FIND NO CLUE Incoming Meeeenger Delivered Four Bare of Bullion but One Had Disap peared When the Coneignnr.ent Was Transferred to a Train for the Eaet. Value of the Missing Bar Said to Be Twenty-three Thousand Dcllars. Detroit, Mich., March 20.—A bar of gold, said to be valued at 920,000 to $23,000. disappeared from the express car of Wabash train No. 4, which ar rived at the union station from th? west at 8 p. m. and left for Buffalo at midnight. The propeity was in charge of the Pacific Express company and was consigned to Buffalo. Just as soon as the messenger missed the gold he notified the local express agent of the company, who in turn asked tbe police to assist in the search for the missing treasure. Every available police detective was assigned to the case and private de tectives were also letained to assist. At 1.30 o'clock Captain McDonnell, chief of detectives, said that his men had discovered no clue to the where abouts of the missing gold. Th? precious bar was checked out by the incoming messenger in the customary manner and receipted for at the com pany's office in the union depot. The outgoing messenger then checked it and receipted for it. His train was an hour and a half late and while awaiting its arrival tbe bar of gold, the detectives learn, was loaded on a truck in the office where several per sons not employed by the company saw it and examined it. When the truck was unloaded after the arrival of the train the bar was found to be missing. Captain McDonnell tsays h? has found that at least three persons not connected with the Pacific E: prc3J company were in the office and exam ined the bullion and discussed it. The value of the bar, as given to the police, is $23,500. There were four bars of gold in the shipment. The incoming messenger I positive that he unloaded all four of them and wheeled the truck into the company's office here. When the mid night train, on which express matter is sent east, was ready, but three bars weie found on the truck. RESULT OF RECENT BATTLE Federal Grand Jury Returns Over Two Hundred Indictments. Charleston, W. Va., March 20.—The United States grand jury has ad journed after returning over 250 in dictinents against miners and thos who participated in the alleged holdup of Deputy Marshal Dan Cunningham at Atkinsville, Raleigh county, and in the Stanaford battle between minen and deputy marshals. The names of the indicted men have been given to the United States marshal and ca piases have been issued for their ar rest. The indictments charge resist anre of federal authority in some in stances and conspiracy In others. Th court has adjourned until June. Dep uty Marshal Cunningham will organize a posse and secure the arrest of the indicted paities and. it is feared will meet with trouble when he agai visits that region. No indictment were returned against the deputy ma shal or his guards who participated ixi the Stanaford battle. BY AN UNKNOWN PER8ON. Woman Shot While Playing an Organ in Her Home. Petersburg, Ind., March 20.—Mrs. Aurville Catt, who lives three miles below here, was shot by an unknown person during the evening. She was at an organ in hei home and she and her two sisters were singing. shot was fired from the road, the ball breaking through the window and striking Mrs. Catt just above the right ear. penetrating the skull. Blood hounds were sent for and placed on the trail. Physicians say that Mrs. Catt cannot recover. She and her husband were divorced last fall. TO DETACH CONSULATES. Sweden and Norway Will Soon Be Partially Separated. Christiania, March 20— Negotiations for the separation of the consulates are nearing success. The proposals of the committee have been accepted hv the Norwegian cabinet and parlia ment Two Norwegian ministers will probably resign. Dr. Sigurd Ibsen an 1 Mr Lagerhelm. the foreign ministers of Norway and Sweden, respectively, are chiefly responsible for the success of the negotiations. Bail for Wright pefused. New York. March 20—United States Commissioner Alexander has refused bail Tor Whitaker Wright, pending his examination. It is understood that Wright's attorney will apply to tha United States .courts for a writ of Bitma, i'. tha Metropolis of the Great Mituouri SI opt Country of N( ,th Dakota WOULD CAUSE CA: V.'r :ck of Spaniards Cannct Remcve the Maine. New York, March 20.—A dls'.jatc'i from Havana says: The Cuban republic will net give tho Spanish government the contract to ren-.ove the wreck of the old Maine from tho harbor of Havana. Presi dent l'alma, after a conference with United States Minister Squlers. caused this information to be transmitted through proper channels to Spain's consul general and diplomatic agent. The Initiative taken by Spanish Minister Abarzuaa seeking an appro priation from the Madrid cortea to enable the crown to bid upon tho work and undertake the extraction cf the wreck, while it may be appreciated bv those Spaniards innocent of the charge of complicitiy in the clcstruction of tho old Maine, cannot but be regarded in Cuban government circles as inop portune and premature and calculated to revive a question which could have undesirable results. The president and cabinet are in disposed to lend encouragsment to such a proposition, which would con tribute to (he weakening cf their pres ent good relations with one or the other of the governments most inter ested in the outcome of the new indus try which the Spanish minister would have the government of Cuba author ize that of Madrid to undertake. MINE OWNER8 ORGANIZE. Fund Pledged to Fight Association of Employes. San Francisco, March 20.—At meeting of over seventy mine owners of California, held in this city, the re lations between the mine workers and themselves were fully discussed. The owners formed a temporary organlia tion. arranged for future meetings and pledged a fund sufficient to carry on fight against the Western Miners' association for a long pe.iad. if neces sary. State Senator Voorhie3 acted as chairman. Kdward r. ilr-nln as secretary and J. F. Pan'ris cs treas urer. Chairman Vooihies ref..:e.l to the recent action of the Western Min ers' association at Ke3wick and tho present troubles which exist at Hay den Hill. Pledges of contributions to a fund to combat the demands of the em ployes. amounting to more than |300. 000. were made. A committee was appointed to select a name for the new body and to formulate a constitution. When this committee completes its work a call for a convention of all mine owners In California will be is sued at the earliest possible day. SHOW CONSIDERABLE GAIN. Customs Revenues of the Philippines for 19C2. Washington, March 20.—The bureau of insular affairs of the war depart ment has prepared for publication a comparative statement showing the customs revenues in the Philippine archipelugo for the calendar year of 1902, compared with previous years. The statement shows that for the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 1902. the customs receipts were $9,018,353 for the twelve months of 1901, $8,345, 017 lor 1900. $8,221,635. and for 189'» $4,573,3«2._ TO THE MINERS' CONVENTION. Operators and Men Submit Question of Wages. Altoona, Pa., March 20.—No deci sion has yet been leached by the min ers and operators on th"1 proposition submitted by the latter that an ad journment be tak?n in order to al'ow the miners to vote as to whether they preferred an eight-hour day and less wages to a nine-hour day with in creased wages. The joint scale committee of the miners and operators have decided to submit the matter to the miners' con vention. The convention met during the day but no agreement has yet been ar rived at. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. The Austrian war minister has for bidden all officers to join the anti duelling league. The mortgage tax bill, imposing a tax of 4 mills on all real estate mort gages. has been introduced in both houses of the New York legislature. THE MARKETS. Opening, Range and Close of Grain Prices at Minneapolis, Chicago and Duluth. Furnished by Coe Co»rai«»ioii Co.. Fint linnlt building, who !ia»e direct wire® to llinoeapttlit, Dulutb sud ChicHffo. March 20, 19»«. Chicago. Open High 74 7I'« 44S 44 May wheat .. July wheat May corn.... July corn Hay oat*.... Low 73S 7U'» 44 43)t 34 .."4 71 Clog* 74*» 71!» 44H 44 31* f.i'4 »4J. 34 a Minneapolis. Open High .. .73* 73S May wheat. July wheat. Low 73'« 735T CIoM 73 S .M'» 74 Chicago Markets. Chicago. March 20.—Hogs—Re ceipts, lo.oou market strong light, 7.05® 7.55 heavy. $7.10#7.65 mixed, $firstname.lastname@example.org rough, $email@example.com. Cattle Receipts. 1.500 market steady. habeas corpus. I Sheep— Rece.'pts, 3.000 market strong.