SVOLUME 1. NUMBER 287.
TWO DETACHMENTS OF CZAR'8
TROOPS FA SOUTH OF THE
ARE REPORTED TO BE PILLAGING
KOREAN NATIVES IN VICINITY
ARE 'ALARMED"AND FLEE TO
Seoul, March 26.Two detachments
ef Russian troops, one estimated to
number 500 and the other 200 men,
are reported to be pillaging the coun
try around Anju. The natives, in fear,
are fleeing south.
Anju is forty miles north of Ping
yang and about sixty miles south oi
the Yalu river.
NOW ALIVE WITH TROOPS.
8tction of Siberia Formerly Populated
St. Petersburg,...March 26.A. corre-.
appndent on his way to the Far Hast
writes that Chita, Siberia, "which for
merly was populated by dogs, is now
alive with troops." He saw a mounted
battery drawn by tiny Mongolian
PriceB are very high and.the sup
plies cannot last more than four
months. The railroad is too busy with
troop transportation to haul provi
sions. 'The military trains are pro
ceeding with clockwork regularity.
General Linevitch has telegraphed
to the general staff that there is no
ckness among the Russian troops.
are all in splendid health. Spring
Weather prevails in Manchuria.
FOREIGNERS MUST RETIRE.
Ifspanese Desire Full Control of Ko
Paris, March 26.Information reach
ing here bears out the reports that the
Japanese desire to retire the French
and other foreign functionaries serv
ing in Korea. It is the understanding
that practically all the foreign officials
Will go except. J. M. McLeavy Brown,
the English manager of the customs,
and a few others.
The change is not likely to bring out
a protest during the period of the war,
Since it is considered a natural result
of Japan's domination of the Korean
court. The officials here, however, re
tard this one of the questions which
may be considered when the exigencies
the military occupation cease.
JAPS CRITICISE RUSSIANS.
tert Arthur Poorly Mined and De
fenses Badly Managed.
Chefoo, March 26.Japanese naval
Officers criticise the defense of Port
Arthur. -They state that the mines
Which the Russians tro rl-g ''re of
an old fashioned p'ai-o'fii SfSd -...lper-
fectly laid. They are constantly break
ing loose from the sinkers and endan
ger both Japanese and Russian ships.
They state that lack of vigilance of
Russian officers has contributed great
ly to the Japanese success. Russian
shells are badly fused and fail to ex
plode when they strike direct upon
armor. Moreover the charge of gun
cotton which the shell contains is in
sufficient to cause serious damage.
FRANCE WILL NOT INTERVENE.
No Exchange of Notes Regarding Ac
tivity of Chinese Troops.
Paris, March 26.Concerning re
ports from Berlin that France and
Russia are exchanging views relative
to firm action against the Chinese
troops in Manchuria it can be assert
ed positively that no exchanges of this
character are going on. Moreover
France has not the slightest intention
Of intervening against the activity of
the Chinese troops. The authorities
consider that the Berlin reports are
part of the German intrigue seeking
to embroil France in complications.
Report That Japs Have Bottled Up
-London, March 26 The Dally Tele
graph publishes a dispatch from its
Tokio correspondent which says:
"On the night of March.22 the Japa
nese fleet renewed the attemnt. tn hot-
RUSSIANS NEAR ANjy CAPTURED AND EXECUTED
DOMINICAN REBEL LEAD ER CON-
VICTED OF KILLING AMERI-
CAN NAVAL MACHINIST.
Washington, March 2P. united
States Minister Powell cables the state
department from San Domingo City
that President Morales has captured
and caused to be promptly executed
General Nicholas Arias, the insurgent
leader who- -was tried by drumhead
courtmartial and convicted of killing
Machinist Johnson in the steam launch
of the United States ship Yankee a
few weeks ago.
tip rori Artnur. sixteen v/ai-.....,
escorted seven merchant steamers to
the mouth of the harbor and under
cover of the bombardment the steam
ers ran in and were sunk in desired
positions. Three thousand Japanese
Officers and bluejackets, volunteered
for this duty."
The report is not confirmed from
any other source.
Journey of Seven Thousand Miles Does
Not Affect Russians.
Vladivostok, March 26.The troops
arriving here are in good health and
spirits, weather beaten and in some
cases with frostbitten faces, but the
only other indications of their 7,000-
inile journey are their fur coats and
felt boots, which they brought with
them, though no longer necessary, as
cpring is setting in, with sunny days.
RUSSIANS SOUTH O YALU.
Discovered by Japs in Stronger Force
Seoul, March 26.Japanese scouts
report that they have discovered that
the Russian troops are south of the
Yalu in much stronger force than was
japs Aid American-consul.
London, March 26.The correspond
ent of the Times at Shanghai says
that United States Consul Davidson
of Minnesota will start for his post
at Antung next week and that he ha?
arranged with the Japanese naval
thorities to assist his vessel to resU&
LIFE LOST I N PRAIRIE FIRE
Farmer Burned to Death and Twc
Holdredge, Neb., March 2 A ter
rific prairie fire driven by a gale ol
wind has been raging along the lint
of the Burlington railroad between
here and Atlanta.
A farmer named August Olson was
burned to death and two other persons
who are missing are believed to have
lost their lives in the flames.*
The property loss is heavy.
BRIDGES IN DANGER.
La Crosse River Inundates Much Farir
La Crosse, Wis., March 2-.The La
Crosse, river is away ovei its banks
between this city and West Salem and
many small railroad bridges are in
Hundreds of acres of farm lands arc
inundated and quantities of sand,
which is being washed onto (be land
from the surrounding hills, will render
the land tinti liable I hij year.
NEW YORK BADLY DAMAGED-
American Liner Must Be Docked for
London, March 2..-The American
line steamer New York, which ground
ed March 20 off Cape Laharlue. New
Cherbourg, and afterwards collided in
Southampton waters with the British
troopship Assayo, was so badly dam
aged by grounding that, she must lie
taken to Belfast for repairs, which, it
Is said, will take several months. The
Germanic will replace her.
SNOWPLOW HITS MEN.
One Dead and Two Others in Serious
Winnipeg, Man., March 2 '.Throe
Canadian Pacific section' mt-n, undei
Foreman "Currier were struck by a
snowplow at Oa Lake and all sus
tained serious injuries. Currie died
later. It is expected the others in
lured will recover.
the excitement that
the little two-year
old will with one of
our Buster Brown
S^uTts^Wmoatand Patent Leather Ox
MANY CITIES FLOODED0N
RIVERS AN CREEKS ALL OVER
LOWER MICHIGAN OUT O
PROPERTY LOSS ESTIMATED A
and the creaks, are .taking on the pro- Harbor a Vwe-storv- brie*
portion of rivers.
Severe damage is reported from nil
along the Grand river: the Kalamazoo
and St. Joseph rivers are. out of their
banks the Flint river is flooding 'the
cities along its banks and a serious
flood is threatened in the Saginaw
river. Dams and bridges have gone burt in the ruins of tl oir home..
out along all of the streams. Great
damage has been done at Grand Rap
ids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lan
sing. Jack%on- reports the railroad
bridge across the Grand river under
water and in grave danger. The Mich
igan Central dam is shaky and if it
"BOEB'~Out the bridges will go too and
Jackson be flooded.
Residence District Flooded.
At Niles the residence section along
Front and North- Second streets is
flooded, the Big
homes by the high water. Flood dam
age along the Huron river of $10,u00
is reported from Ann Arbor.
The railroads are badly interrupted
by the Hoods and washouts. The
Michigan Central has been unable to
get trains through between- Detroit
and Chicago, being unable to enter
'.alamazoo. The division from Lan-
FACi'OR'iaS FORCED TO CLOSfc.
Flood Situation at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Grand Rapids,''Mich., March 26.
The flood situation is very serious
here. Owing to the rapid rise of
Grand river, which is now three inches
above the high water mark of three
years ago, at least forty of the largest,
factories in the city have been'obliged
to close and thousands of men are out
of work. Basements of all the large
buildings in the wholesale district are
flooded and the damage is already
very -heavy. The entire southwest
section of the residence district is un
der water and people are using rafts
to go about.
Towns further up Grand river re
port unprecedented floods.
At Lowell one-third of the town is
At Portland the
west side of the
town is under water and many people
have been rescued by boats.
Washouts have checked railroad
traffic and bridges are in danger.
Battle Creek, Mich., March 26
Flood conditions here as a result of
the unprecedented rise of the Kalama
oo river and Battle creek are the
most serious in the history of the city.
All street cars are stopped, stores aro
flooded and boats are being used. The
Lake Shore railway bridge and other
bridges have gone out.
Lansing, Mich., March 26.The
Grand river.has reached the highest
point in its history *.efe and the flood
has caused heavy damage.
SEVERE ON LIVE STOCK.
Bad Weather Conditions Prevail In
Butte, Mont., March 26.A severe
Btorm~has struck Montana. Reports
from every section tell of cold weather
and snow and of bad range conditions
which, if long continued, will probably
prove more disastrous to the live
Btock industry of the state than any
other storm for years.
While the storm covers the entire
state it is most severe in those por
ULttl*- It I" lHUOt B'., '-i w*ww ,.w. IA1 U' '''I
WAGE SCALE IN DISPUTE.
8hutdown Affecting Thirty Thousand
Des Moines, March 2CRefusal of
the miners, in joint conference with
the operators, to arbitrate Questions
affecting the wage scale of the First,
and Eo.uilb district has. .threatened a
shutdown of every coal mine in the
Thirteenth district, which Includes the
entire state of Iowa and a portion of
Thirty thousand miners will be af
fected In case a general shutdown is
ordered. The operators have issued
their ultimatum and the miners are
holding a private session in order to
canvass the matter.
Panama Troops Disbanded.
Panama, March 26.By recent de
crees the Second battalion of Panama
troops on the isthmus is disbanded,
leaving only one battalion under the
colors, and the vessels forming the
Panaiaaii navy are offered for sale.
BKMID.U, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY. M^EGH 2G, L|)04,
CHICAGO AND VICINITY EXPERI-
ENCES A.MOST 3HVERE
TRAFFIC SERIOUSLY INTERRUPTED of the damage caused by the wind
I storm in the suburbs of Chicago wore
obtained during the day. At Wash
ington Heiphts several persons were
injured and houses wore blown down
or Unroofed, _
In Morgan Pari and Etonwood the
storm reached the ^proportions of a
tornado. Five house*, wove unroofed,
another blown from its foundations
and miles of telephone and (olograph
Detroit, March 26From all over poles were blown down. Twisted tol-
Lower Michigan come reports of floods egraph wires blocked the Rock Island
that have caused losses that will reach and 'Panhandje railway traoksr Side-
into hundreds of thousands of dollars. walksa were -wrenched
Rivers everywhere are greatly swollen
Chicago, March 6.FlTrther details
At Indiana Harbo twoatory brick
building known as the Barl or building
was blown down and a number of
people who had sought shelter theirs
were hurled in the ruins. Ono man
was killed and eight persons injured.
Eighteen residences -were also blown
down and a number of. persons were
The sturin created havoc In the
-town of Hammond, ind. A number of
residences ward badly damaged and
two persons were Injured, but not fa
tally. A largo number of business
houses were unroofed.
In Grand Crossing, eight miles south
of the center of the city, a number of
buildings were wrecked.
the north of the city the storm
was also severe, mu damage having
been done in the suburbs of Kvanston.
Rogers Park and Thornton.
Almost every house in Hitinside was
uooneci me m& yam ui uuuu \i.
ed and the dams and bridges are in damaged by the storm, but no one, so
grave danger. The Grand Trunk far as known, was injured. In South
bridge across the Flint river at Flush- Chicago the storm continued through
ing went out during the day and sev-! the night, blowing down telegraph
eral families were driven from their wires and flooding a part of
theinjured. Severa persons were severely
.alamazoo in division uui i~au
sing to Jackson is also out of commis- tvatix Constantinople the port.: an,
sion because of washouts near Mason Austro-uissian embassies final
and connections at Owassa with tiielfm^^^f^l^M^^^
Bay City division is threatened. organization of the Macck an ge
The Pere Marquette is in even worse darniene under European omeers, a*,
condition than the Michigan Central. is be loved that it will not be, loni
_ro Kef.-,,-/., hi i-cffn-iY ta i tor Mum trains- can pass through Ionia and,
water covers the tracks at Lansing.
The Grand Trunk is put out of com
mission at Battle Creek and at, Ionia.
Other railroads are In bad shape in
GUNBOAT IS NEEDED.
American Residents of Newchwang
Aflain Call for War" Vessel.
Newchwang, March 26.The Amer
ican community has passed another
strongly worded resolution to the ef
fect that the retention of a United
"States gunboat at Newchwang is abso
lutely necessary for the preservation
of their lives and property. There is
now only a little ice on the river and
boats are crossing. Sevoral juhks
filled with merchandise have comcTlp.
The people are awaiting two mails by
the first steamer, which is expected
There have been rains for several
days. A fresh battery of field artillery
has arrived. A civilian who arrived
from Liaoyang reports he counted 70,-
000 troops between that place and
KILLS SELF IN CROWD.
Woneer Commits Suicide at an-Auc
New Auburn, Minn., March 26.
While an auctioneer was bidding up
prices at a public sale and In the
midst of the many persons congre
gated there Mitch Dibb, a pioneer set
tler of New Auburn, suddehljr drew a
revolver and shut himself through tho
head Sevoral person*-.saw hia action,
but none was close enough to pre
Dibb lived lor a number of hours
before he died, though he was uncon
scious. -_No motive for his act is
known. He was fifty-eight years old.
HEREROS ARE REPULSED.
Hermans Fight Battle With African
Berlin, March 26.A cable dispatch
has been received from _c.6loncd Leut-
wHn, the governor of German South
west Africa, announcing that a fight
occurred at Omataka mountain March
tlons of Northern Mntitanawdjfire live i# hl^-r-^fti^f^lHn--rhTr1terrfT5~be
losses this i repulsed with the loss of ten men
season. For two months there has yjled. The German loss was two men
not been a warm period sufficiently killed and two wounded.^
-prolonged--1o~permit cattle ..to., recu-lTheGermans-TurprtiTC5d~a~Herero
perate and they have suffered because village March 16, capturing many head
of their inability to secure water. of cattle.
GREAT PROPERTY DAMAlifc.
Dtstructive Tornado Occurs Near
Spring Hill, Ark.
Fort Snfith, Ark., March 26.Pas-
tenors on a belated train on the Ar
kansas Central railroad report a de
Btructive tornado in a stiip of country
-near-SpnriK Hill, Atk: Koveiar'pcr
sons are reported injured, but so far
an can be learned no one was killed.
L. W. Seamans of Kansas City, a
passenger, says that as far as the eye
could reach the destruction appeared
complete. Not a tree was left stand
ing and houses were razed.
Black River on a Rampage.
Jefferson, Wis., March Z'J.Black
river is on a rampage.' The water is
the highest since 1881 Stippenback's
packing plant, a grill mill and a woolen
mill have been compelled to shut
down. Railway tracks are und&r wa
ter. The Northwestern road is using
lynamlte to bre*k ice gorges.
KILLED", MAKY INJURED BELIEVED TOHAVE PERISHED
i fences scattered through the streets
UNDER EUROPEAN OFFICERS*.
Agreement for Organization of Mace
London, March 26.According to
the dispatches received during the day
scheme for Mace
donia, agreed upon by the emperors of
Russia and Austria at their meeting at
Muerztcg, Syria, last year, in support
of which Austria ha* been alleged to
be mobilizing troops, wii- be in full
In an interview at Sofia March 241
Boris Snrafoff, the Macedonian leader,
said his party intended to await the
result of an introduction of reforms
before launching a fresh- insurrection.
THIRTY INDIANA MINERS IMPRIS-
ONED BY THE BREAKING
OF A DAM
Braiil, Ind., March 26.The break
ing of a dam at the Excelsior c\i\y
works at noon flooded the mine and
imprisoned thirty miners.
The mine is filled with water and it
la believed that the men have all per
VO TE OF- THANKS TO TOGO.
Significant Speech by Japanese Minis
ter of Marine.
Tokio, March 26.The house of rep
resentatives during the day listened
to a speech by M. Ynnuunoto, the min
ister of marine, and passed with en
thusiasm ami without a dissenting
voice a vote of thanks to Vice Admiral
Togo ami his oUlcers for- their service^
to the country. When the vote was
taken the members of the house arose
thur had enabled the Japanese to ob
serve the actual strength Of the enonvj.
Continuing, the minister r.f marine
said that while ho -hoped for a speedy=
termination of the war he must warn
the members of (ho house not to lie
over sanguine, The united efforts of
Japan's soldiers and of civilians of
high degree, he concluded would sure
ly cany the war to a glorious ami sin
FEAR GROWTH OF JAPAN.
Russians Assert Sympathy for Island
Empire la Diminishing.
St. Petersburg, March 2ii. Tile
Bourse Gazette, in an article on Jnpo
philistn. maintains that the pro-.lapam
ose sympathy among (he cdmmorclai
nations at the outbreak of the war "is
not being maintained owing to the
fuller realization that the growth of
Japan into a great commercial coun
try will mean the destruction of all
the ,Europeans have accomplished In
the Far Last.
At Shanghai It is reported that the
British there arc rejoicing at the news
of the Japanese victories and that bul
letins, In English and .Chinese, are
distributed In the streets reporting the
destruction of the Russian fleet and
the fall of Port Arthur:
PAY OF RURAL CARRIERS.
Section 8trlcken From Poetotflce Bill
Washington, March 26.When tho
house convened Mr. Daizell (Pa,), of
the committee on rules, brought in a,
resolution reinserting in the ppstofftce
appropriation bill the sections stricken
outjrcjalinjj to (he. pay of rural car
riers and (ho prohibit ion with refer
ence to their duties n soliciting
agents for persons, finny or corpora/
In commenting on the rule Mr. Will
lamis (Miss.) said that the rule wna an
illustration of the fact that the patty
In the majority in the house could do
things whenever it wanted to.
Mr, -Fitzgerald--N Y.), In objecting
to the rule, made a plea for the letter
carriers of the large eft [en.
After some debate Mr Mann (111.)
moved to recommit the rule, hjij a
point, of order by Mr. Dal/ell was sus
tained, liy viva voce vote the reso
lution was Pin est] to.
EVANS MAY SUCCEED PAYNE.'
CAU3E8 A SENSATION.
Visit to Rome.
Paris, March 2fi.~Count Boni dc
Cftstellaiic created a scene in the hnm
Foreign Minister Dekasse asked for a
credit of $90,009 to defray the ex
peases of President Loubet's visit to
Rome th" count said It was understood
that the preddii would not visit th'i
pope and yet would visit the represeru
tative of the dynasty who had de
spoiled the papacy
M. BrlBson, preajdeni of tho house,
lDterrupte! the speaker, decUtrtwg
that his words were an insult to tha
Whipped by Masked Mob.
St. Ciair," Mo, March 20.Forty
masked men, many of them carrying
shotguns, broke into th? jail.here and,
securing Winn Davis, arrested on ffie
charge of highway robbery, took him
from the jail, whipped him nearly to
death ami then turned him loose.
DENOUNCES SHIPPING 3ILL.
Minority Report of House Corrrr.ittee
Washington, March 26.The views
of the minority of the house committee
on merchant marine and flshertes^Pa
the Frye shipping blU, prepared by
Representative Lucking of Michigan
and signed by Representatives Splghti
Goulden. MeDormott and Lucking, de
clare the bill to be a step in the policy
of subsidizing our merchant marine,
for which, for sever, years, the most
active, persistent, influential and un
blushing lobby has been pounding the
life out of both branches of congress.
The report says that outside of the
goods transported in vessels owned by
the...government ....-thw-o- s- -paid-in
freights for suchcarrying in the year
1901 fl.SHo.USi and thai -thl* curry
ing'IF done principally to the Philip:
pines- and, TOte the major peefctan of
all our war and nnva! expenditures of
the present day- has a ivnderel
necessary by the ill advlsw5 subjuga
tion and retention of those islands."
The report says the bill is a most
barefaced misappropriation of public
monevs and adds:
"Of the- seventeen vessels now en
gaged in th's tnWHc'on the i'a ilie ail
ar manned exnusiv
and cheered the navy. about one-third or
Referring to the result of the (work
of the vice admiral, Togo, and bis
fleet M. Yainniiroto told the housd of
representatives that to bio, a pert
Rucciissfully the blockaiicrs sh ii Ll I*'*
at least twice as strong as the defend
ers of the- port. He said tire latest re
ports showed that the iiusslnns had
four battleships, five cruisers and ton
torpedo boat destroyers afloat at this
time, from which it must hi pi \\u\-\l
that the work of repairing at Port Ar
thur was being carried fcmyard effl
clehlly. The latest attack on Port At'* combine and hold up
for all It will stand."
Wuahihktou, Mhrch 2 Senatoi
Clapp, utle-.i :i bard flghi in tic p.enfl.tC,
carried through ills ti.memlmo'ni Uii
In linn appropriation bill nroyhliajj
thai ill' i-ciary of the treasury In
dlrecle.l to sol aside in the treasury
Of .the Unite 1 Istates to thO credit of
the Chippewa Indians of Lake Sup"
rior and the: Mlsslss!ppi'$ino.:i7:!. This
Hum is tetul amount arising from
ihe halrtnro of appropriations undei
treaties v,.ih the Indians between the
years LS 13 aii 1 1878.
hy Chinese sal:
wages that American sailon
so that the Aitiorlcnh sailor!
br#n completely supplanted by
Chinese In the very Pacific 6
panies who are. pressing thi
who are. In part, to get Its gratuities."
-.The report con .dudes:
"in Heme respects this hilt is.worse
than any pronounced subsidy measure
which has been advocated In congress
because It gfvs an nbsoluie rmmopoiy
to a.few corporations and individuals,
who may, and probably will, form a
OHGANIZF.D FOR SPECULATION.
Receiver Makes Charge's Against Di
rectors of Defunct Concern.
Trenton, N. 1 Mar-eii 2* Wnlto'r
Knight, receiver for the TcnncSsec oii.
Gas and Mineral Developine.nl eotn
puny, has tiled in f-Se eBtri't ol li tn--t:\
a bill of complaint against William A.
Dunn .and other directors of tho cum
puny tfslffiTg that lhey Re roijiiiu-d 'to
give testimony cencernim the true
valuee the company's property.
ceiwr Knii'h! claims he has. hqenTUTt
able to liii'l any properly reprosotiflnr
anything worth of ct
and that tie
have not I
Ol Clapp, Secures Adoption
DUCGI NS GUILTY
Murderer of Three
eij v, Ull
rhaTh--- to^The wns a p|
Jury In t'c
When he It
her two il
Pereistent Report That Postmaster trhiteii ac. I fiftj nutlves.
General Will Retire.
Washington, March 2C.The reports
that Postmaster CTeneral Payne will
retire from the cabinet are growing
o strong that hi^ successor Is being!
-dtgeufified In a quiet way In W-" hin -'-_|
Lton^^lri-Payne is giving a 11*11 at
tention to his Ofllrlal dillies, hut it i
known that his physician urges him
not to tax hla strength with any pio
tracted effort. 1:
Hfnrv nay Evans, now consul gei:
rnl to London, is being mentioned
the likely successor to Mr. Payne.
is hinted that, he may take the plii a
for th remainder of thi admlnlsirn
tion and then retire fiom public life.
He has hseh in Washington recfmtlv
and is now on the ocean on his way
in this (oiiidry.
P1.AGUE SPR EADING.
Fifty-five Deaths Occur at Johannes
burg, South Africa.
Johannesburg, March 20. The bu
bonh- plague is*spr. adinK- There now
I are slxly-niiie HUspocted cases among
I the colore i iiopulatibn and nine among
The death* resulting from
tne plague up to date are flfty-flve, fivr
PalntlnflB Bring Big Price.
Now York, Manli 2. Two old mat:
tcrph'i.-.-, a Coroi and a Diaz, hiiyj
|,ej 'i RObJ by d..-al.i.-r:r hfiffi
of \v ir. Thfi P'
,.,y Jlioonn and tin
-!:c of ibe most impor
f.ioiiH rif recent yean
lovvn r.o/crpor Seriously III.
Des MoiiVes, March 2,. Governor
Cummins is suffering from ,t sey re :n-
tack of pneumonia Tim disease
reached a critical stage during the
Condemned Man buicioes.
Tcslic-.e. Via., Manh 2'.Riilph
Arnri r. i"'. nice ntoutc
for tie- in
his "-II here.
Several Buildings Blown Down.
White Heath, 111.. March 26.Tho
UhTversaljst church, Murray's elevator
and a hotel here have been blown
down in a storm. The Methodist
church was unroofed and several
houses lifted off their foundations, preliminary examinations in the Unit
Wires *fe dO%ll.. __ Stv at"1
BHIfcF Btry oi- tNews.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK,
founder:- of t1
in New Vo'k
of eight,! tr.
Safeblowera dynamited the safe lr
at I'ipo City, III and
con ii 'nts. amounting tc
rj in FcTcirrr
ity. is i
one of Uie
ad at th age
$7'.to in money and stamps.
4ccordiflg to Leo Nabakoff of St
peters!,mi.', who Is connected with the
Ian ci i date in Now York, the
ija.n peasants do not know that
their rrnmtr) is at uar.with Japan.
Fran is n. Clarke, for many yean
general traffic manager of the Great
Northern railway and one of the best
kndwn of Western traffic otneia's, has
resigned, 111 health is the cause oi
Dr. George R. Parkin, representative
of the trustees of the Cecil Rhodes
Scholarships, has arrived in New Yorh
to make arrangements for holding oi
MAY AFPEALTO COURTS
DISTRIBUTION OF NORTHERN PA
CIFIC STOCK CAUSE OF SE-
EMINENT ATTORNEYS ARE CONSULTED
AUTHORITATIVELY STAT ED THAT
THE MATTER IN DISPUTE
IS A LEGAL ONE.
Kew York, March 26.Tho differ
heps of opinion which have developed
regarding the distribution of the North
ern Pacific stock held by the North
ern Securities company continues to
hold the attention of"'flnancTefs and
of the specrlative world. In spite of
official denials that lack of harmony
exists and notwithstanding a more or
less general opinion that the, talk of
trouble is being encouraged In some
quarters with the object of influencing
prices on the Stock Exchange Wail
treet is flooded with what, purports
to be auiporiutlve statements of the
points it dispute between the Union
Pacific and Great Northern capitalists.
One of the statements sets forth that
the matter is entirely a legal on and
that eminent, attorneys have been
called In to arrange a basis for agree
ment by which all concerned will bo
fully protected' .in the steps accessary
to be taken, including the substitution
of Northern Pacific and Great North
ii'u Mo. as collateral for the Oregon
Short Lino bonds issued to pay for the
17-8(090,000 of Northern Pacific stock
originally bought by the Union Pacific
group of financiers.
It Is regarded us possible that thia
point may be T~7~
Submitted to the Courts
for Judicial determination. Should
this plan not prove easible an alurna-
UVo suggestion va that the United
States courts be retjuested to eater a
mandatory d'ee're* setiittg forth exactly
tho manner in wfiltB ine Northern Se
curities bold lugs of tho Great North
eru and Northorh Pacific should be
liquidated. Sui a decision, howover,
could not lie had promptly and iu the
meantime there would be a tioup of
dividends which, it was believed, all
Interested desire to avoid.
The report that Mr. Harriman. pres
Idont of the" l-iiiV.n 'I'ai ific, was hold
ing out for the return ot the $78,000.-
00U of Northern Pacific, stock which
he and his aJM-oclates turned over to
the Northern Securities company was
denied by a director of the Union Pa
cllle. who said there would be ho tight
and thai the differences would no
doubt be adjusted. A representative
of the Hill Morgan interests said:
"The iiitereats of the Northern e
curitic cniii|itmy are now going oyer
the situijiibn and the result will doubt
less be satisfactory to all.''
The talk of possible litigation caused
weakness in I'nion Pacific and it de
clined to $1%.
LIGHT AND IRREGULAR.
Trading in Merger Securities on the
Now York, March 26,Trading in
the merger slocks on the curb was
light and irregular at the opening.
Northern Securities broke I points
but soon recovered half of its
loss. Great NorUJbrn preferred sold
at HSU and Northern Pacific opened at
121 Va oh sales of a few hundred shares.
The market hardened soon after the
Early afternoon prices for the mer
ger stocks on the curb were: North
ern Securities W\, Northern Pacific
WVi. Great Northern preferred 170V4-
Tho merger stocks closed heavy,
with the exception of Northern Securi
ties, at the Invest pr.'ces of the day.
BURTON DEFENSE BEGIN8.
Proceedings In Trial of Kansas Sen*
ator at St. Louis.
8t. Ixmis, March 26.-The. defense
of United Btafos Senator BjirtQn_of
'Kansas' againBUthe charge that he Il
legally accepted fees from the Rialto
Grain and Securities company of St.
Louis to protect the interests of the
concern In tho postofnee department
at Washington was begun when the
United States district court recon
vened for the day.
On motion of Judge Krum, senior
couiiHel for the defense, and after
much argument, the court ruled that
as the third count in the indictment
alleges practically the same charges
as are made in the first the third count
be uunshed. This leaves--six counts
agaiust the defendant.
-RtattO Grain and~3ecurities company,
was the first witness for the defense.
He told of the employment of Senator
Burton and testified that in all his
preliminary talks he (Burton) laid
particular .stress upon the fact that as
a'lJhlted Sttitos senator he could oot
undertake any duties derogatory to his
office. Harlan denied that there mw^t
was a necessity for requiring any per
son to represent the Rialto company
before the postoffice department. and
said he had not mentioned to Senator
Burton that the latter should appear
before the department.
FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
Michigan Central Engineer and Brake*
Nlles, Mich.. March 26.A Michigan
Central freight train was wrecked at
midnight near here by a washout. EB
gineer Edward French and Braksman
Frank E. Young of Jackson ware
scalded to death. Fireman Mosea -was
scalded and may die.
Many Persons Injured.
East St. Louis, IU.. March 26.Tns
wind and rain storm that swept over
this city caused large amount of
property loss, injured many persons
and seriously crippled the local and
lnterui ban street car traffic, hat no
fatalities havs bean repotted.
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