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VOL. XXI.— NO. 238.
LAURIER INSISTS ON ALL NO HALF-WAY ARBITRATION WILL SUIT THE PREMIER ♦he First MeetiiiK otf the Joint Hlffh Commission Held Behind Closed Doore, but Humor Says That De cided Differences of Opinion Have Already Developed Nothing Ofll eial (liven Out by Hither Side. (jTEIiEC, Aug. 25.— The arbitration commissiont-rs assembled for their first Joint business meeting at the parlia ment buildings today. The meeting was absolutely private. Although lit tle is said by the commissioners them- Felves?, there is considerable discussion in the Canadian newspapers and among those indirectly connected with the conference concerning 1 two points upon which the commission may fall to ut; iv.'. Statements and interviews have been printed in the Canadian papers to the effect that the American commissioners will insist that the present preferen tial tariff of the Dominion in favor of England must be done away with be fore any concessions on the part of the United States will be made. Under the present arrangement Canada admits products from England 25 per cent less than the duty imposed on products from the United States and other coun tries. Congressman Dlng-ley has been quoted in the Montreal papers as mak ing such a statement, but he denies having: made such an assertion, or oth er statement of like nature. It is said also that Sir Wilfred L<au rler's position may become an obsta cle in the way of the commission's suc cess. The assertion Is made that Sir Wilfred steadfastly declines to consid er the arbitration or adjustment of any one matter under discussion until the Americans will agree to a final set tlement of all the questions. He will insist upon a complete cleaning up ~ot all the differences or none at all. But all this is the talk of the news papers and outsiders. Neither Sir Wil fred Laurier nor the commissioners will discuss any of these points beyond the denial of the Dingley interview. OVER TILL MONDAY. The commission adjourned this after noon until 11 a. m. next Monday. After that they will probably meet dally un til Sept. 2, after which an adjourn ment will be taken until Sept. 20. The commissioners decline to give out any thing concerning the details of today's v.-ork, but intimate a number of sub jects were discussed. The full scope of the work was not canvassed, nor Is it determined just now how much the commission will be able to accomplish in the way of a general adjustment of the subjtcts under consideration. Be fore the conference adjourns for its re cess, it is expected a programme will ! be pretty y«U mapped out. It is not known whether the commission will meet during the short term of congress. There is a project to have the meetings continue ait Ottawa, but this will not be determined until Sept. 2. Meantime the commission will have general dis cussions. Joint meetings are held be hind closed doors, at which only the members and secretaries are permitted to be present. No delegations have appeared during the past two days for hearing. In fact, the commissioners do not expect to be called upon to grant many more hear ings. They will work out the details of each Question and then in general ses sion determine What settlement, If any, can be arrived at between the two countries. "YELLOW" WAR TALE. Sensational Story Lacki the Ele ments of Probability. LONDON, Aug. 25.— The dispatch ca bled from New Tork tonight to the ef fect that Lord Salisbury, before leav ing for Prance, Informed her majesty, the queen, that In the present critical state of the relations with Russia he must resign unless her frequently ex pressed veto upon the prosecution of diplomacy to the poinV of war, during her lifetime, was withdrawn and he was given an absolutely free hand; and that thereupon the ministry made definite proposals to Russia, which in effect amounted to an ultimatum, Is an elaboration of the current gossip of the clubs and the sensational week lies, and is obviously Impossible of con firmation or denial. Circumstantial evidence all goes to disprove the state ments. Lord Salisbury has been spending his vacation since parliament adjourned in France. Sir Thomas Henry Sander- Bon permanent under secretary of state for foreign affairs, and likewise the Russian ambassador to Great Britain, M. de Staal, have been on the Conti nent for a long time. Apparently there are no important negotiations afoot. CAPT. TAYLOR COMPLAINS. Thinks the Indiana Was Slighted by Sampson. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— A corre spondence between Admiral Sampson and Capt. Taylor, of the Indiana, has been made public. Capt. Taylor com plained that little was said about the Indiana in the official reports, a_nd that this was an injustice to the officers and crew. Admiral Sampson, in his reply, jegret that any such TODAY'S BULLETIN. Tags. I— Joint Commission Meets. Shafter'a Army En Route. Davis Discusses Peace Plans. National Guard Needed. *— Bankers Elect Officers. News nf the Railroads. Expansion Issue Dodged. B— Friends of Fourteenth Act. News of Camp Ramsey. *— Editorial. Marketa for American Trade. Bankers Elect Officers. B— Sporting News. Saints Break Even. White Bear Yacht Races. •—Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 6014 c. Cash Wheat. 67c. 7— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. %— Equalization Investigation Asked* Democratic Primaries At St. Paul iioieU. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE feeling should exist, and states that there was no intention, to deprive the Indiana of praise, still less to criticise the officers and men of the ship. KHALIFA MEANS TO FIGHT. Great Battle Expected in the Sou dan Early in September. WADY HAMED, Aug. 25.— The whole Anglo-Egyptian expedition has arrived here, and the advance is now com mencing to El Hajier, where final con centration will be made for the march which will occupy two days, if the khalifa decides to await attack at Om durman, as now seems likely. Refu gees are arriving daily from. Omdur man. They all agree that the khalifa means to fight. They report that he has 70,000 men. The attack is expected to occur about Sept. 4. Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener's achieve ment so far is a brilliant operation. Some weeks ago he announced his in tention to concentrate his forces at | Wady Earned on Aug. 22. He arrived there today. Wady Hamed is a village forty miles above Metammes and be tween fifty and sixty miles from Om durman. It is at the foot of the long Sixth Cataract, the head of which Is at Shabaluka. Considering the dif ficulties of moving 24,000 men and lm | pediments over the desert and along the Nile under a blazing sun, the achievement is proof of the expedition and augurs weir for the final over throw of the khalifa's power. Maj. Gen. Archibald Hunter com mands the Egyptian force, which com prises two-thirds of the expedition, and which ciitics agree now formjs capital fighting material. Maj. Gen. William Forbes Gatrec commands the British force. CHUISER REPORTED LOST. The Rumor Circulated in Paris, but Not Confirmed. PARIS, Aug. 25.— The evening papers report that the French armored cruiser Bruix has foundered in the Indian ocean, but the rumor is not confirmed. The Bruix is a steel vessel with two screws. She is 374 feet long, 45 feet 10 inches beam and has a draft of 19 feet 7 inches. Her displacement Is 4,770 tons, and her indicated horse power 7,400, with a speed of 17 knots. EX-GOVERNOR STRICKEN. Claude M. Matthews, oif Indiana, at the Point of Death. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 25.—In formation was received tonight that ex- Gov. Claude M. Matthews was lying j at the point of death at the home of a friend in Montgomery county. There had been an immense assemblage of old settlers at Meharry's grove, near Win gate, and the governor was billed to speak. Soon after dinner he began his address and spoke for about an hour when he was noticed to stop and waver for an inetant. Several of those present rushed to his aid,,_and catching him in their arms they carried him off the platform and stretched him at full length on the ground. His entire side is paralyzed, and while he could apparently under stand questions put to him he could not rtpJy. Late tonight the doctors think he is gradually growing worse and an ticipate a fatal ending. BAYARD VERY ILL. Turn for Worse in Condition of the Once Ambassador. DEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 25.— Thomas Bayard, former ambassador to Eng land, who Is 111 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel D. Warren, at Karlsteln, is worse tonight, owing to the heat without. Assigned to Third. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— The following second lieutenants, recently appointed from civil life (to rank from July 9, 1888), have been assigned to the department: Third in fantry — Tenny Ross, John R. P. Hannay, Frank S. Burr, Charles C, Todd. Capt. Clark Cheered. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 26.— Capt Clark, of the battleship Oregon, wa» carried through this city today on his way to New York, where he will be placed in the naval hospital to be treated for dysentery. Twice when the captain was recognized on the lit ter upon which he was borne, he was heartily cheered by crowds which quickly collected. Monitor* Ordered Home. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— The four big monitors. Terror, Puritan, Miantonomoh and Amphltrlte and the cruiser Montgomery have been ordered by the navy department to New port, R. I. Pood (or Cubans. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— 1n accordance with the determination of the administration the Comal sailed from Tampa to Havana to day with one million rations for distribution to the starving people of Cuba, Blue Law Crusade. CLEVELAND, Aug 25.— The blue law cru sade reached He climax today In the arrest of N. Hexter, a newsdealer; J. Sewman, a cigar dealer; William Clear, restaurant keep er, and F. M. Baum, a restaurant keeper, for doing business on Sunday In violation of the common labor law. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.— While the presi dent Is not believed to have definitely decided upon the membership of the peace commis sion, with the exception of Secretary Day, Senator Davis and Senator Frye, who are certain to be among the number, the general belief Is that Associate Justice White, of the supreme court, and Gen. B. F. Tracy, former secretary of the navy, will be the other mem bers. There is a possibility that Judge Gross \cup, of Chicago, may lie chosen instead of t FRIDAY MORNIN3 AUGUS T 26, 1898. DAVIS TALKS PEACE PLAN MEETING OF A MAJORITY OF THE COMMISSION Secretary Day, Mr. Frye, of Maine, and the Senior Senator From Min nesota Call ou the President and Talk Over the Terms to He Given Sunln— Case of America to Be Carefully Prepared. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— The first meeting of a majority of the American peace commissioners took place today at the state department, when, at 2 o'clock. Secretary Day was joined by Senators Davis and Frye. Prior to this, the senatorial membership of the commission had had a conference of two hours with the president. Secre tary Day was not present at the White house meeting, so that, after getting the views of the president, the sena tors went to the state department and for an hour and a quarter remained closeted with Secretary Day. Assistant Secretary Moore, wl\# is likely to accompany the commission to Paris in an advisory capacity, was present part of the time. Mr. McAr thur, first secretary of the American legation at Madrid, under Gen. Wood ford, was also called In. As a result c-f the meeting, it can be stated that Messrs. Day, Davis and Frye are members of the peace com mission. It is understood that the re maining two memfoers have been se lected and will be announced by Sat urday. At the meeting today, the general plans of the commission were talked over, and the start for Paris will be made between Sept. 15 and 20. The exact date was left open in order to permiit further consultations with all the members. No deflni'te arrange ments have been made so far as to securing quarters in Paris, but this will be left to Ambassador Porter, the plans of meeting to be arranged be tween Mr. Porter, the Spanish ambas sador at Paris, and the French of ficials. The sessions will be held 4n the Salon dcs Embassadeurs, through the courtesy of the French govern ment. Aside from these formalities, the commissioners went Into some of the more serious questions of policy which will come before them. Much of the preliminary work has been done by the state department officials, such as the collection of the docu ments, treaties, books and maps, which will be used by the commissioners abroad. The commissioners expect to be occu pied for several days in the discussion of the more important matters to come before the tribunal, and in the prepa ration of. the American side of the question. The question whether the negotiations with the Spanish com missioners will be in the English or French language will not be deter mined prior to the arrival of the com missioners in Paris. It is a matter that must be settled by all the com missioners and will not be determined arbitrarily by the American commis sioners in advance of the meeting. Owing to reports current today that only three American commissioners would be appointed, it was stated au thoritatively this afternoon that the commission would consist of five mem bers, and that one of the commissioners would be a Democrat. At the close of office hours today Secretary Day went from the state department to the White house, where he held an extended talk with the president, presumably on the final make-up of the commission. The conference of the three commis sioners today will be the only one of a concerted character until Sept. 15, when the five commissioners wiH come to Washington for a final conference be fore sailing for Paris. In the mean time two commissioners, not yet named, may come to Washington, if it happens to be convenient, though there is felt to be no necessity for a confer ence until Sept. 15. WAR'S COST TO SPAIN Given by the Madrid Gazette as Halt a Billion Pesetas. MADRID, Aug. 25.— The Gazette gives the expenses of the Cuban war from Jan. 1 to July 1, as 447,379,450 pasetas. The queen regent presided over the council today. The home situation was discussed, and Senor Sagasrta gave In formation on Manila and Cuba, and ex plained the manner in which the An tilles are to be evacuated. The men who have arrived from Cuba present a pitiful spectacle. Eight have died today. The cabinet council also discussed the situation of the army at Manila and Santiago, -the dispatch of funds to Admiral Cervera and to Manila for PROBABLE MEMBERSHIP OF PRESIDENT MKINLEY'S PEACE COMMISSION. J£L£ J?? two Uust named but that ap porntment is now considered Improbable. Tna ££ m ,? iseio ?' if 4t includes Day, Davis, Frye, White and Tracy, as seems likely, will be Well representative of ta« nation. Frye la from Hie extreme North. White is from Louisiana in the South, Davis will repre sent the Northwest, and Day the middle West. Secretary Day has handled all of the negotiations leading to the inevitable war with Spain as well as those during the prog ress of the war. Senator Davis, as cnair man <rf the foreign relations committee of the senate, baa been scarcely less familia» the Immediate needs of the Spanish prisoners. Tranquillity prevails throughout Ma nila, The convocation of the cortes for Sept. 6. indicates that Senor Sagasta had to capitulate to a majority of his colleagues. The peace conditions are thus fated to pass twice through the fire of parliamentary discussion — first in embryonic staite as defined in the protocol and subsequently in fully de veloped treaty form. The discussion of the protocol is like ly to be prolonged and animated, but It can hardly have any practical impor tance because the fato of the Antilles is irrevocably fixed and the Philippines question cannot be minutely examined before the Paris commission meets. PRESIDENT'S VACATION. First He Has Had Since the Lorn of the Maine. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— (President McKlniey announced this aftei'noon, that he will leave Wasiiington for Som erset, Pa., at 9 o'clock, next Saturday morning, to visit his brother, Mr. Ab ner McKinley. He will spend Sunday ONE WAR IS SCARCELY OVER BEFORE ANOTHER BEGINS. The Central Prohibition olub has adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That if Mayor Kiefer would expend one-tenth the energy in hunting blind pigs in rthe vicinity of Camp Ramsey and in the Midway district that he ex pends hunting doge Iti the city he would not deserve the imputation of violating his oath of office. — From The Globe's news columrs Tuesday. there, and on the way will sitop off at Camp Meade, Middletown, for about an hour. Other plans ars contemplated which are likely to make his trip long er. This will be the first vacation Presi dent McKinley has taken since war threatened. It will be of very e'hort duration, occupying in all according to present plans, lees than a fortnight. QUITE READY TO QUIT. Insurgents In Piuar del Rio Wel come tho Armistice. HAVANA, Aug. 25. — Report? from Pinar del Rio cay that suspension of hostilities comes agreeaolv to the In surgents, as they were eatirtly with out clothing, anl were obliged to di vide their forces. The insurgents are reported to have abandoned the helariits at Aranpruez, In the eastern part cvf the province of Pinar del Rio, goin..? towards the cftpl •tal, Pinar del Rio. On Tussday they were between Pilot and tlilot, near Vino. They sent two insurants under a flag of truce to the capital, but they were not permitted to enter, l>oins armed. From there they went to Pilot ) and Puerta de Gvlpe, both of which places they enterol, bi:t without in flicting any damage. DELICACIES FOR SOLDIERS Allowed to the Extent of Sixty Cents Per Day. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— Acting Secretary Meiklejotin, of the war de partment, today, sent an order by wire to every military hospital in the coun try, calling attention to the surgeons in chaxgfr to the order of Aug. 10, which allowed the expenditure of 60 cents per day per man for the purchase of delica cies, for the sick soldiers. with the conduct of affairs. There is no man in America who knows more about lnternatlocal law and the political and diplomatic history of the United States. His colleagues In the senate regard him as their leader In such matters and have confidence in his Judgment. Senator Frye la also a member of the senate committee on foreign relations, and brings to the commission the experience of nearly thirty years' service in congress. He is a plain-spoken man of decided opinions. He la always a conspicuous figure iv debate upon all great national questions, and. for several yeara the words of few member* of ooagrew SHAFTER'S ARMY ALL OUT LAST OF THE MEN WILL LEAVE SANTIAGO TODAY Officers of the. Third Included Among Those Arrlvinjf From Cuba on the Tranapotrt Yale — Sickness lv. creasing; in Porto Rico and Sev eral Regiments Ordered Home- Gen. Miles Ready to Embark. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.— The last of Shafter's army will sail from Cuba tomorrow. The following dispatch was received at the war department late this afternoon: Santiago, via Haytl, Aug. 25.— Adjutant General, U. S. A., Washington: Command all embarked this morning, except Twenty-fourth Infantry, detachment of recruit* for First Illi nois volunteers and a part of the Ninth Massachusetts volunteer Infantry, all of -which will embark tomorrow morning on trans ports now here. Gen. Butt Is with the First. Illinois on the Berlin, and Berkshire, with 350 convalescents, will leave this morning for Montauk Point. I will leave with headquar- The (house-cleaning process that has been going- on for a montlh or so at the court ho : u3e le going to be thorough. Mayor Kiefer has been looking up the condi tion of the carpet and drapery and he intends that some of the strange bugs ithat have builded for themselves homes in the tapestry and fittings shall be dislodged. — From The Globe's News Columns Tuesday. ters and one company of First infantry on Mexico by noon today. Instructions about Orizaba proceeding to Montauk Point just received. Allegheny left yesterday with the Ninth Massachusetts on board. Unionist, having on board one com pany of the First Illinois and private horses, leaves today. Santiago, with Lieut. Col. Freedman and 350 of the Fifth infantry, ar rived this morning; 800 more expected on the Knickerbocker in two or three hours. — Shafter, Major General. SANTIAGO, Aaz. 24.— Gen. Toral vis ited Gen. Shafter thi3 afternoon and bade Mm a briaf, but impressive end" formal farewell. The hospital ship Bay State sailed this morning for Montauk Point, hav ing on board 100 a'ck of the Sixty-sec ond and Forty-ninth Massachusetts. One death occurred before Bailing. Gen. Wood will turn the hospital service over to the local authorities. Gen. Shafter has formally txirnod his command over to Gan. Law ton, and will sail with his staff tomorrow on the steamer Mexico. Three hundred and fifty sick from va rious regiments boarded the JJorkshire this afternoon at Siboney. Of the pa tients left at Siboney 100 are in a crit ical condition. OFFICERS OF THE THIRD Included Among Arrivals on the Transport Yale. CAMP WYKOFF, Montauk Poln't, Aug. 25. — Secretary Alger was driven today to the general hospital, where there are 1,200 sick soldiers. He con versed with many of the sick men, in quired as to their condition, and if they were in need of anything. Gen. Alger occasionally made notes of whet he saw. He assured the sick men that as soon as they were well they would have exerted greater influence than W3. H« has been president pro tempore of the senate. Some significance fs found in the fact that Assoaiiato Justice White, who will represent the supreme court, Is a Roman Oathollo. His knowledge of church history and conditions as well as his familiarity with Spanish is expected to make him a valuable member. Justice White was appointed to ths supreme bench by President Cleveland, after a terfli In the Senate, and lie was tho recognize^ leader of the Louisiana bar. Hia ancestors were among the first Catholics' to settle in Maryland with Lord Baltimore He ha« tho PHJCg TWO CENTB-Jg«JEf. 1 ,. — t PtVH OEJTT. be allowed to go to their homes on fur lough. Gen. Alger said that there should be et least 2,000 gallons of milk delivered at the hospital camp daily, and ar rangements have been made for such a supply. On the transport Tale, which arriv ed yesterday, were the officers of the First brigade, Third division, Fifth army corps, under command of Col. A. A. Harbach, of the Third Infantry. In cluded were these officers of the Third formerly stationed at Fort Snelllng: Capt. Joseph L. Hale. Capt. J. W. Hayivay. Capt. Arthur Williams. I-.loi.it. Moore. Lieut. Houle. Lieut. Smith. Lieut. Giddlags. Lieut. Brand. Lieut. Fiessel. Lieut. Rosa. Dr. Bragg. Dr. Dovota. Afljt. Morse. Lieut. MeAndrew. In addition there were these officers of the Twentieth infantry: Ma]. W. H. McCaskey, Capta. Alfred Rey nolds, H. S. Foster, J. C. Dent, H. A. Green, J. H. Morrison; Lieuts. J. R. Day, B, M. Lewis, R. M. Arnes, W. H. Oapman, U. G. Morrill, W. C. Smith, W. E. Smith, Lucien Stacey, C. W. Exton, G. M. Gralle, G. H. Guiness, W. A. Cavanaugh, Dr. Thomas G. Abey. The Second, Fourth and Fifth regu lar artillery landed from the Resolute yesterday afternoon and evening. The Resolute sailed today with Col. Hunlinglon, and 658 marines for Ports mouth, N. H. The Yale and Mohawk are still in the bay waiting to be un loaded. There were eight deaths here today. There are 120 sick in the general hos pital and 330 in the detention hospital. There ore 210 cases of typhoid fever. One hundred and thirty sick of the Eighth Ohio volunteers were landed from the Mohawk today and taken to the detention, hostpital. SICKNESS IS INCREASING. Three Regiments Coming Home From Porto Rico at Once. PONCE, Porto Rico, Aug. 25.— The United States transport Obdam, from Charleston, arrived this morning, bringing Mrs. Miles and her daughter, the wife of Col. Rice. Gen. Miles himself contemplates an immediate return to the United States. It has been decided to \ ;nd the Fourth Pennsylvania, the Third Wis consin and the Third Illinois home without delay. Sickness among the troops is on the Increase. There are now 600 men in hospital quarters. Gen. Ernest's bri gade will leave for San Juan today by way of Guayamo. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. — Orders have been issued directing Gen. Miles to send home from Porto Rico all troops not actually needed for service there. It is expected that some of the troops to be sent home from Porto Rico will sail today or tomorrow. The first arrivals will be landed at New York city. distinction of being the youngest member of the supreme oaurt, his age being 52. Gen. Benjamin P. Tracy Is well remembered in Washington as President Harrison's secre tary of the navy. While he held that port folio he had no small part in the construction of the liavy that dtld such efficient service against Spain. Oen. Tracy has made a. special study of International lr. w and hi? abilities Jn tbat direction are widely reoognlzcd. If the five men named are chosen Washington will be well satisfied that the American com mission will be more than a match tor the ablest diplomats of Spain. NEEDS A NATIONAL OUARD GOV. CIOUGH SAYS THE STATE IS ENTITLED TO IT He U Jtot In a Harry to neor X . n ,« c the Militia, bnt He Doe- Not Peel IncHnea to Wait, Especially t«* the Thirteenth, the Return oi Which Prom the Philippine, i, a , Vet Indefinite. "I have not read the protect which Is reported to have been made to me against .the mustering out of the thre* regiments of Minnesota militia," said Go\\_ Clough yesterday. "As a matter of fact," he continued TiZ n ™. snawM «• «— ; »™ " Ye^ l6Pday> " conti nued the gover think his name w M , called upon I *as about to go home and asked leave to preeent a protest against the mus ! £** °f <* the Twelfth, a.nd ££- teon-th Minnesota infantry as the First tha^; 1 , 8 ? persoTlaU y of the opinion hat the state of Minnesota is entitled o have a national guard. The stale tow provides for three regiment I fixon^n tO Permlt the Minnesota he nlti" ? Ume '^ connec tion wX the national guard, should they be re TZt their °^ni Z ation y J * v £ Sod tT PS WUhin a reascmabl. Period. I have taken chances In this I have no doubt that as a matter of public protection, I should, wh" n th 9 SJckllv ™ "^ miHtla or^nl Z ationa. luckily, Minnesota has had ro occasion to use milUia since. But LT^l T& been any necessity within the state tot SSiSEt; of a riau or *^* SZpSS* res> wh * re wouid * 1 Twelfth and the Pourteen.h^a c had ?hu= f^ SL Partici^ te the Sir thus far. They may be assigned to garrison duty. They may Z sent home. I have felt ai, along y £"^1 People of this state were entitled the protection of a national guard I have not reorganized it, however V cause 1 fe:t that war 'wUh Spain wa6 6ettled( there *Uh manda on our young men which c Snd fh 1 ? Plemy ° f °^ r tunity to de ftote th, COUOtTy rather tha " their state. This war is practically over the Thirteenth regiment will be kejt at Manila or in it 3 vicinity for at leas two yeans. We do not know when S Tweltth and the Fourteenth w£ be n^n «f " c n ° fe ° ling agaillst the men of any of these regiments. But I do beheve that the state of Minnesota 13 entitied to a national g Uard t£ present law provides for three reel n.ent S . There seems to me no like! ." hood lot an early return of the Thh- STSi JEVIS 1 d ° UbtfUl th " vithTn v Pouit eer,th wil, return Within a short time. "But I have held off organizing new military companies in order that theZ -en might have a chance, if thl ser V ! J<-e of the country did not take them away too long. There ar. twi 2j2 of this question. There are men in these present regiments who have been in the guard ten, fifteen, twenty. twen ty-five years. They are entftled to consideration because of their lone service. Yet during all these years there have been others Just as loyal and j ust as enthusiastic who have been unable under, the present law to get into the organization. When President McKinley called for volun teers, I gave the militia the prefer ence The officers of the national guard were offered commissions They accepted them with a unanimity which does not in the least disparage their patriotism or their enthusiasm. But they were not promised the retention of their militia places, as has been stated by some of their friends. It was definitely understood that those who did not desire to exchange a place in the militia for a place in the volun teer troops could keep their former rank, for there was no dearth of ap plications for places in the volunteer service. "The men who are urging that I am likely to do an Injustice to the former militiamen are quoted as saying that I propose to give commissions to men who are not experienced in the man agement of military companies. In competent men, I think they say. I am of the belief that Minnesota, with four regiments of troops ln muster, has shown that there is no lack of mil itary ability within her borders. On the first call we gave the preference to the members of the state mijitia, not because they were any more" de serving of it than the men who wished to serve their country who had had equal advantages in th« military train ing of schools, colleges and academies throughout our country, but in order that Minnesota might turn into the field at once the best disciplined bat talion that might be possible. "The present Fifteenth regiment is composed entirely of men who had had no connection with the militia organ ization. I think that any one who- has seen the Fifteenth regiment since it has been at Camp Ramsey will agree with me that all the military genius and ability in the state is not confined to the men who belonged to regular militia organizations at the opening of the war. "Personally I am inclined to g-ive the young men who have served their state In the past and their country hi the present crisis, all the best of it, but I am not ready to •concede to them that no other militia companies sihall be or ganized until they are all dead. I know that there are a host of commu nities in thte state which feel that they are ewtitled to have a company in the national guard. I am of the opinion tl#. they are entitled to repre sentation, if it can be done without injustice to the young men Who have gone to the front from this state. "These young men will come back with all the honor that could attach, to a veteran of the war. I doubt if af ter months cif drilling and camp life ln Continued on Second Pave.