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PARTS.
VOL. XXII.— NO. 71.
CLOSE TO A CLASH
BEAR AND I,IOX FINALLY GET TO
TIGHT QVAIITEKS OVER AF
FAIRS IN CHINA
01TL00K APPEARED OMINOUS
British Premier Stood Finn, and
IliiMNia I. lntoned to Ileason
able Settlement
BRITISH FINANCIAL STRAITS
lutrrvutlve Party Is Somewhat
Annoyed Thereby, but Dare Not
Take Radical Steps for Relief
William's Interest in Rudyard
Kipling ProvokeM Widespread
Ccpyrighttd by the Associated Press.
LONDON, March 11.— The British
lion and the Russian bear have come
to uncomfortably close quarters, over
the Chinese imbroglio. The newspa
pers had already begun to talk of a
serious crisis and a grave outlook, but
the diplomatic switchmen again sue
■ ceeded in warding off a collision on the
subject of the Northern railroads, a
conflict being averted by a Russian
backdown, according to the jingoes,
and by a compromise, according to
more impartial observers.
The real explanation of the affair ap
pears to be that Russia made a pro
test against the British railroad con
tract partly as a feeler and partly as a
warning. If the British premier had
shown weakness, Russia wmld have
persisted, but, in any cas?, Ru&sla, by
her protest, elicited a ministerial state
ment In the house of commons that the
corditions of the loan did not consti
tute foreign control. Thus, Russia ob
tained a pledge that no such inter
pretation would be place! on the con
tra c* In the event of default, which is
a further substantial concession to the
Russian claims in Northern China. On
the ether hand, Lord Salisbury scored
tn securing a withdrawal of the Rus
sian protest. But Russia also gained
a point with which she has good reason
to feei satisfied.
The Times thinks Lord Salisbury
achieved a considerable success, which
must, unquestionably, strengthen
Great Britain's position at Pekin. The
paper, hewever, also sees in tfTe adjust
ment of the dispute a triumph for the
pacific and conciliatory elements of
Russian statesmanship, and, above all,
a practical expression of the czar's de
termination to meet Great Britain half
way in the removal of all the regret
able misunderstandings which have
hitherto kept Great Britain and Rus
sia apart. The Times asserts that
Great Britain is prepared to give ful
ler assurances of accomplishments in
Northern China provinces and to as
sist Russia in reorganizing her posi
tion on the policy of reciprocity. This
remark of the Times shows that Great
Britain now accepts the Russification
of Manchuria as an accomplished fact,
and they only expect their government
to secure compensation In other direc
tions.
IN FINANCIAL STRAITS.
The Conservative government has
got itself into financial straits. The
publication of the naval estimates com
pletes the various items of national
expenditure which totals up £112,158,200
($560,926,000), being an Increase of £4,
--471,200 ($22,356,000) over the estimates.
It is probable there will be a deficit
of over £4,000,000 ($20,000,000), which it
is expected the chancellor of the ex
chequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, will
meet by a reimposition of the former
tobacco duty and an increase of the in
come tax to nine pence. The sugges
tion is made in the press that the de
ficit be met by a portion of the sus
pension fund. This is opposed, how
ever, as calculated to weaken the
financial position of the whole country,
in a time, not only of peace, but ample
revenues and great prosperity.
An inkling of the financial situation
is seen in a statement of. the booming
dtate of trade as shown by the board
of trade returns. The imports since
December show an increase of £1,100,
--000 ($5,500,000), as compared with 1898,
indicating that the purchasing power
of the country is still growing. The
satisfactory figures help the chancel
lor of the exchequer in taking a hope
ful view of the revenue for the com
ing year, but t'#.y will not __avert the
necessity of new taxation.
The Liberal press, naturally, makes
the most of the government's financial
difficulties, which are attributed to
the government's policy of "doles to
squirearchy" and to extravagances. .
EMPEROR AND KIPLING.
Emperor William's message to Mrs.
Rudyard Kipling has naturally at
tracted great attention, particularly
the reference to "our common race."
The first impression here was that
Emperor William thought Kipling
was an American, especially as the
German papers referred to "the Ameri
can author, Kipling," but this impres
sion is quite erroneous. The emperor
was a reader of Kipling's writings long
before he settled in America. His
majesty, however, knew that Kip
ling's wife was an American, and it
Is thought he Intended to include
America when he spoke of the "com
mon race." The Spectator today says:
"The emperor is evidently willing to
eubstitute the Teuton for the Anglo-
Saxon as the ruling race of the fu
ture. He did not venture to call Kip
ling an American, but, being anxious
that h% telegram should be taken as
a compliment to Americans rajther
than Englishmen, the German journals
received a hint to describe him as an
American, at least. As the Germans
read Kipling and know his pedigree
as well as we do, that is the only ex
planation we can offer for their other-
wise inexplicable unanimity In blun
dering."
The Spectator in another article
says:
"It is a most singular experience,
even for Kipling, to wake up from a
serious illness and find that two great
peoples have been interested in his
fate; that an emperor has grieved for
him in words having the weight of a
political manifesto, and that his value
to publishers has been increased by
hundreds, perhaps by thousands a
year."
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War,"
by Peter Dunn, the newspaper man
of Chicago, has met with a wonderful
reception here. The book is quoted
everywhere, and the author is spoken
of as another Mark Twain. The Spec
tator today, during the course of a
long review of the work, compares
Mr. Dunn with Artemus Ward.
CECIL RHODES.
The English papers are jubilant at
the prospects of the success of Mr.
Cecil Rhodes' visit to Berlin and his
coming audience with Emperor Wil
liam, which, it is said, promises well
for the Oape to Cairo railroad. It is
remarked that it will be a curious
meeting between the prime mover in
the Jameson raid and the author of
the imperial telegram to President
Krueger, of the Transvaal republic.
Mr. Rhodes, it is understood, is pre
pared to offer Germany freer access to
the line and a certain control over that
portion traversing German territory.
Germany would secure important con
cessions and running powers over the
whole Rhodesian railroad system. The
National Zeitung anticipates that Mr.
Rhodes will be successful, and con
tends that his success will not be in
jurious to German colonial interests in
Africa. It says, coolly:
"Mr. Rhodes is no favorite here, but
German interests are not so identical
with those of the Boers that Germany
must forever share the feelings of the
Transvaal towards Mr. Rhodes."
Other German newspapers which
were formerly rabidly anti-Rhodes,
now approve of an arrangement with
him respecting the railroad. It is fur
ther reported that Mr. Rhodes also In
cludes in his scheme the construction
of a railroad from the Atlantic across
German Southwest Africa into Rhode
sia.
The latest advices from the Soudan
minimize the strength of the khalifa's
forces, though it has been considered
prudent to send an expedition to final
ly dispose of him.
Gen. Lord Kitchener, of Khartoum,
will shortly make an extended tour of
the eastern Soudan, visiting Kassala,
Suakirri and Gederef.
A squadron of cavalry has been dis
patched from Omdurman up the White
Nile to prevent supplies being furnish
ed clandestinely to the khalifa's camp
in Khordofan.
COMMERCIAL PIRATES.
Several cases have recently come to
light pointing to the prevalence of a
widespread system of secret commis
sions, gnawing at the roots of commer
cial life, which came as a surprise to
the general public. The London cham
ber ef commerce appointed a commit
tee to investigate the matter and re
port this week. It shows that bribery
and corruption are rampant in every
department of business and profession
al life. According to the reports com
missions, which easily pass into bribes,
are given to firms or agents to secure
custom. Then the recipients demand
similar bribes from other firms, and
the stress of competition necessitates
their being paid. Thus a form of black
mall has been instituted and also a
system of disposing of Inferior articles.
The commission, in order to check the
evils, recommends civil proceedings un
der the existing law, and fresh legis
lation, making the practice criminal.
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FIFTEEN DAYS DELAYED.
Passenger Train in Colorado Holds
the Record I p to Date.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 11.—Sto
ries of ships lost at sea and steamships
overdue are surpassed by the record of
a train that was due here fifteen days
ago and has not yet arrived. There
are forty-two passengers aboard, and
there is said to be considerable suffer
ing for want of food.
The train has been side-tracked at
Iron Mountain two weeks, and there
Is not a house within ten miles of the
belated passengers. During a recant
abatement of the storm a relief com
mittee was organized to reach the sta
tion. Snowshoes were made and ten
persons started, but were compelled ta
return badly frost-bitten two days
later, they having lost their way in the
snowstorm that sprang up two hours
after they left the train.
Emergency measures have been
adopted and hunting parties organized
among the passengers to bring sup
plies of provisions. No bread or flour
can be obtained, and for ten days the
people have been forced to subsist on
beef shot down on the range. Th£
tiain is on the Cheyenne and North
| crn, which goes through a country that
! abounds in cattle, and there is no dif
ficulty in capturing sufficient to feed
the snow-bound passengers.^as the ani
mals are almost ready to drop in their
tracks, not having been able to get any
food through the deep snow.
SUIT BY TELEPHONE.
Court Room Wan Eight Miles From
the Attorney "Who "Won the Case.
GALLATIN. Term., March 11.— When
the big snow was on the ground an
incident happened here which shows to
what use the telephone can be put.
J. T. Dunham, attorney, had an ap
pointment to try a lawsuit at Castilian
Springs, eight miles from here, but the
weather was so cold and the snow so
deep that he would not make the trip,
but remained at home and employed
■the telephone, through which he con
ducted the suit. Through his instruc
tions the witnesses were examined,
and after all the evidence was in Mr.
Dunham made his argument to the
court over the 'phone.
A decision was quickly rendered in
his favor. This is the first case of the
kind on record, and there is much in
terest among lawyers as to whether
it will serve as a precedent.
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1899.— TWENTY-SIX PAGES.
WRAPPED IN SNOW
ST. PAVL VISITED BY ONE OF THE
SEVEREST STORMS OF THE]
ENTIRE "WINTER
BEGAN EARLY AND KEPT IT JJP
Sleet and Snow During the After
noon Followed by a "Wild
Blizzard »t Night
AGREEABLE ABSENCE OF COLD
The Street Car Company Struggled
With the Wind and Drift*— Hum.
line and Conio Internrban Lines
First to Give Up— An Occasional
Car Through on the Selby—Con
dition of the Tracks.
A blizzard came to St. Paul last
night and wrapped its white arms
about him with an affectionate grip
that made the saint think he was a
long lost brother. The man who pre
dicts the weather before it happens
prophesied yesterday that in the even
ing the city would be visited with
"snow flurries." It would be imterest
ing to know what is the weather man's
idea of a storm.
The blizzard was foreshadowed all
the day by a storm of snow, sleet,
hail and rain that pelted in the faces of
pedestrians and stung them like need
les. As night drew near there was
a preponderance of snow in the storm.
Alger— Can't we three so somewhere and hide behind one another?
It very soon turned into a genuine bliz
zard, i ■ *» vijr' iH
The wind was high and beat from the
northwest, driving the falling flakes
into the eyes of people and blinding
them. The snow was swept along the
streets in sheets that piled up and ob
structed the walks and obscured the
trolley car tracks.
It was hard walking and people who
had to be out in the storm had diffi
cult work in making headway against
the wind and snow. The snow clung
to their feet and held them back and
the wind drove the falling snow in
their faces so that between both they
were hardly able to do more than
crawl through the streets.
WAITING ON CORNERS.
Those who waited on street corners
for trolley cars had to wait a long
t3me, for the snow soon blocked car
traffic. The travelers om the West St.
Paul, Hamline and Como lines were
the most inconvenienced. At first an
effort was made to keeD the tracks
open, but though all the snow ploughs
in the company's service were sent out
on the lines, it was impossible to keep
them clear and gradually the tracka
became impassable for the cars on the
lines mentioned.
Out on the prairie the interurban and
Hamline cars caught the full fury of
the storm. It swept upon them from
front and rear and both sides and
clogged the wheels and made the
tracks slippery. The snow drifted
across the tracks and in some places It
was two or three feet deep. The regu
lar running time of an interurban car
from the Nicollet, in Minneapolis, to
the Ryan in St. Paul, is forty-nine
minutes, but last night up to 11 o'clock
the schedule was cast to the winds and
the cars were given all the time they
needed. Some needed an hour and
some an 1 hour and a half. A round
trip required four hours and the con
ductors made no charge tor overtime.
Then the effort to keep open the Min
neapolis end was abandoned.
HAIMONE SHUT OFF.
The Hamline line is not equipped
with as heavy cars as the interurban
and they could not force their way
through the drifts as well as the
others, and consequently when they
struck a snow bank on the prairie they
were stalled until they could be dug
out. Though the sweepers and ploughs
were run over the line they accom
plished little good, for the tracks again
became blocked with the snow and the
cars were just as badly off as before.
It became so bad on this line that
about 9 o'clock the service was stop
ped, and the cars were called in.
The Selby avenue cars had an inter
esting time with the storm. They ran
fairly well in the early part of the
evening, but later when the wind and
snow swept over the bleak sections be
yond the residence portion of the city
they were caught in drifts and had to
force their way down town at the best
speed they could make, and this was
not speedy.
When the theaters closed the au
diences went out in the street to find
cars to go home in, but th«y were fre
quently disappointed and had to wait
a long time or walk to their homes.
The telephone company's wires were
In working order all night. Similar
reports were given at the telegraph
offices. The snow weighted the wires
and made them heavy, but there was
no trouble in sending the messages.
At midnight the "snow flurry" was
still flurrying, but throughout it all the
mercury kept a comfortable distance
away from zero. It was 24 above dur
ing the evening.
STORM IS SEVERE.
Blizzard Is Rjtgtng In K.nh North
and So aHi Dakota. i
WATERTOWN, S. D., March 11.—
(Special.) — A severe wind storm, ac
companied by snow and sleet, is rag
ing tonight and Increasing in violence.
It is a rough night, with the thermom
eter dropping.
OYVATONNA, Minn., March 11. —
(Special.)— A bad storm is raging here.
A copious rainfall, accompanied by
snow and sleet, has done considerable
damage to the line of the local tele
phone exchange and the Owatonna
Electric Light company. The wires
became so heavy with ice that many
poles in the business portion of the city
were broken. The telephone wires
crossing the electric light wires com
pelled the electric company to shut
down their plant.
ABERDEEN, S. D., March 11.— A
driving northwest storm has prevailed
here since last evening. Several inches
of snow have fallen. The temperature
is moderate.
PIERRE, S. D , March 11.— A severe
snow storm is raging over this portion
of the state. Several inches have fal
len.
MILLER, S. D., March 11.— Quite a
severe storm in snow and sleet has
prevailed here, being more moisture
than has fallen for several months.
VALLEY CITY, N. D., March 11.—
The worst blizzard in two years set in
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock and is
still raging.
SWEEP OF THE STORM.
Blizzard Struck Various Sections o<
the Country..
OMAHA, Neb., March 11.— A blizzard
struck Nebraska today, and at mid
night showed no signs of abating. The
snow was very wet and stuck to the
rails of the street car tracks so closely
that cars were immovable. Railroad
operations are difficult. The tempera
ture took a marked drop this evening.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 11— A wind,
with the velocity of forty-five miles an
hour, swept through St. Louis tonight,
and five people are reported injured in
different parts of the city from falling
sign boards, but none fatally. In the
residence portion of the city sheds
were unroofed, and in the manufactur
ing districts a number of iron smoke
stacks were razed.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 11.
—A terrific wind storm visited this
place today, coming from the south
west. For half an hour it blew a per
fect gale, while rain fell In sheets.
Nearly one hundred houses were blown
down. The oil mills and nearly every
smokestack in town is down. A num
ber of plalte glass fronts were smash
ed. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
No lives were lost, but there were sev
eral almost miraculous escapes.
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FULLY ORGANIZED.
Cart Iron Pipe Combine In An
nounced a Certainty.
CINCINNATI, 0., March 11.— A tele
gram from Cleveland yesterday stated
that serious obstacles had been struck
out at the conference In New York
this week, so that the" cfcst iron pipe
combine might not be' formed. The
owners of the plant here and at other
points in the Ohio valley returned
from New York today and announced
that the conference in New York was
successful; that the combine has not
only been formed, but that the first
assessment for consolidated stock haa
been made, and that th» details are all
concluded.
GOMEZ IS DEPOSED
CUBAN COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IM
PEACHED AND BRANDED AS A
TRAITOR TO CUBA
CU I Ji? ASSEMBLY IS AURI
Asserts Its Rights to Dictate to the
General-ln-Chlef as to
POSES AS A MARTYR NATION
Likens the Situation Unto That in
France "When Marshal McMahon
"Was Up for Impeachment
Assembly "Warned That Its Action
"Would Make It Appear Ridic
ulous to the "World.
HAVANA, March 11. — The Cuban
assembly, convened in public session
this afternoon, impeached Gen. Max
imo Gomez and removed him from his
command as general-in-chief of the
Cuban army, the first vote taken re
sulting in twenty-six votes being cast
in support of the motion to impeach
and remove Gen. Gomez, against four
in opposition.
Gen. Gomez's chief supporters were
Gen. Cespedes and Gen. Nunez. The
original motion, which was introduced
by Senor Manuel Sanguilly, provided
for the abolition of the grade of gen
eral-in-chief, but an amendment was
offered to this by Senor Aguerro, which
read to abolish the grade of general-
in-chief and to relieve Gen. Gomez for
failure In his military duties and dis
obedience to the assembly.
CALLED A TRAITOR.
Senor Aguerro declared that Gomez
was insubordinate, and should be pun
ished, and Senor Sanguilly insinuated
that the general was a traitor to Cuba
Much passion was evident in the
speeches, in some of which Gomez was
declared to have been delinquent in
h l3 duties and disobedient because he
had accepted the proposition of Robert
P. Porter, President McKinley's spe
cial emissary, without consulting the
assembly, because he had taken upon
himself the arrangements for the pay
ment and disarming of the Cuban
troops, independent of the assembly,
and because he had declared to the
assembly that he would observe its
rulings in so far as he considered them
beneficial to Cuba.
The assembly then declared that the
$3,000,000 is insufficient, and It has not
yet accepted the proposition. The dis
cussion of this question will soon be
taken up, now that Gen. Gomez haa
been removed.
CUBA LIKE PRANCE.
Senor Gonzales de Quesada, who ac
companied Mr. Porter in Cuba, was
attacked by Senores Gualberto, Gomez,
Sanguilly and Aguerro, who declared
that he had acted in bad faith, a nd
had 'deceived them. Senor Aguerro
likened the present conditions confront
ing the assembly to those that con
fronted the French assembly when it
was proposed to impeach President
MacMahon. Col. Mora and Gen. Nu
nez declared that the present step was
useless and would make the assembly
ridiculous in the eyes of the world.
Among the principal speakers were
Senores Sanguilly, Andrade, Aguerro,
Galberto, Gomez, Cespedes, Nunez,
Villalon and Lastra.
tion.
Gen. Gomez is believed to be stronger
than the assembly in the affection of
the Cuban army. Many privates are
anxious to leave the army and go to
work, especially when they are able
to obtain money to start them In life
anew.
The position of the assembly is no
tably weak, as the military adminis
tration supports Gen. Gomez, as do
also the planters and property-owning
element, who are tired of the Cuban
army, which subsists half upon char
ity and half upon contributions levied
by means of threats.
GEN GOMEZ UNDISTURBED.
Gen. Gomez received, at Mollnas, this
evening a telephone message annou.no>
BULLETIN OF
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. PAUL.
Fair; Northerly Winds.
I— Anglo-Russian Clash.
Oen. Gomez Deposed.
St. Paul in a Blizzard.
Body Bold for Dissection.
2— Bar Association Banquet.
ft— The Legislative Session. *
House Stands by Old Board*.
4— Editorial.
Poetry of the Period.
Census Plans,
&— Officers Decline Promotion.
After Utah Bandits.
Aggressive Campaign at Manila.
6— Boom for Van Wyck.
Ultimatum for China.
Kaiser Praises America.
7— Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
News of the Railroads.
B— Sporting News.
Wrestling Match.
Cyclists Are United.
Americans W4n Chess Matob.
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9— Pitz's Arm Injured.
Gossip of the Ring.
News of the Churches.
10— In the Field of Labor.
Llnd Beards War Department.
Yacht Club Annual.
- Republican Party Lobby.
11-14— Story Pages.
15— Minnesota Oave Drawings.
16— (Books of the Hour. •
Early Day Printers.
Short Frontier Story.
The Earth May Be Destroyed.
17 — Business Man's Announcement.
18— In St. Paul Soolal Circles.
Suburban Social News.
19 — In Woman's World.
Bridegroom 102, Bride 100.
Wisconsin's Wasp-Waisttd Women.
2ft— Minnesota's Pioneer Guard.
New Unique Undergarment.
Feraudy'a Adventure With Ozai\
21— Fashions for the Fair.
22 — Backwoods of Brazil.
Legislative Extremes*.
Blanche Chesebro Molineux.
23— Great Deluge Promised.
Egyptian Liar Excels Them All.
24— In the City Pulpits.
Bears Ruled in Chicago.
25— Wants of the Peoole.
Real Estate Advertising.
26— Week at the Theaters.
In the Realm of Music.
• TODAY'S EVENTS.
METROPOLITAN— DarIc
GRAND— "Hogan's AJSey." 8:16.
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, i andi 8 PM.
Debate, Asseiniiily hall, Soeia.ist -Labor, party,
Market gardeners meet, Market hall, 2 PM,
ATLANTIC I.IXBRS,
NEW YORK— Arrived: Etrurla, Liverpool;
St. Paul. Southampton; Island, Stettin.
Sailed: Lucanla J Liverpool; Pennsylvania,
Hamburg; La Champagne, Havre; Ethio
;!a, Glp.Eg.ow.
LIVERPOOL-Arrived: Taurlo, from New
York. Sailed: GamDanla, New York.
QUEENSTOWN — Arrived: Umb:la, from
'New York for Liverpool.
COPENHAGEN— Arrived: Norge, New York.
HAVRE— Saiiled: La Touraiae, New York.
SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: St. Leu&, New
York.
PHILADELPHIA— Arrived: Corean, Glas
gow.
ANTWERP-Sailed: Nooniland. New York.
ing to him the assembly's decision. He
answered, calmly:
"All right, I enjoy the situation." __
He then came to Havana to dine
with friends.
Gen. Carrlllo, of Gen. Gomez's staff,
and commander of the Sixth Cuban
army corps, it Is reported, is now en
gaged in writing a document discharg
ing from the assembly those members
who represent that army, declaring
that they obtained their posts aa army
representatives illegally.
The news of the action of the as
sembly is received generally with
strong censure. That body will meet
again next Monday.
REBELLION IS COMING.
Natives of Porto Rico Said to Be
Ready tone Revolution.
NEW YORK, March 11.— "The Porto
Ricans want independence," said Col.
William P. Hubbell, commander of
the One Hundred and Forty-seventh
regiment today upon his return from
Porto Rico.
Col. Hubbell, in an interview, de
clared his belief, based upon his expe
rience as a soldier of this government,
an Insurrection of the natives of Porto
Rico in bound to come sooner or later.
He says every evidence of the forth
coming uprising was given in Porto
Rico, especially in the latter part of the
stay of the One Hundred and Forty
seventh regiment there. He said:
"The demonstrations made at our
departure convinced us the majority
of the natives were glad to get rid of
us. Our first difficulties on the island
were caused by our suppression of a
secret society known aa the Black
Hand. It was organized on the same
lines with the Ku-Klux in this contry.
A plot was formed, of which we ob
tained ample proof, to enter our bar
racks by stealth and put the entire por
tion of the regiment which was at
Caguas to the machete. Fortunately
we were placed on our guard and the
conspiracy was frustrated."
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MAY BECOME FAMOUS.
Twin Girl Babies to Be Reared In an
Incubator.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., March 11.—
Twin girls born today, prematurely,
owing to accident to the mother, Mrs.
Frank Miller, will be reared In an In
cubator. Attending physicians say
that both of the infants will live if
placed in an incubator.
Mr. Miller purchased an incubator
today and the scientific experiment will
be closely watched with Interest.
American Ice Company.
NOBfW YORK, March 11.— The certificate of
Incorporation, of the American Ice company,
capitalized for $6,000,006, was filed today in
Jersey City by tpe Corporation Trust com
pany. This 1b the company -which sought
Incorporation in Main*.
PART 1.
Pages I -10.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DEMAND THE BODY
FRIENDS OF JOHN MORTENSO.V
CONITIONT UNDERTAKER MIEL-
M;it "WITH DEFINITE TERMS
THEY IWT ON A BURIAL
And, Accordingly, They Want the
Body cut the Dead Man
Produced
MUELLER UNDER SUSPICION
Friend* of the Deceased Fear That
the Undertaker Him Been Dccclv-
Ing: Them and That the Body Wu
Sold to a Minneapolis Medical
College _-_ Likely to Be a Scene
Today. /
An Investigation yesterday disclosed
the fact that the body of John Morten
son, the young man who committed
suicide last Sunday at North St. Paul,
Is awaiting dissection at a Minneapolis^
medical college, and the discovery ha*
caused a decided sensation among tha
friends of the unfortunate man. Yes
terday the undertaker who had charge
of the remains was notified that the;
body must be produced for Interment l
at North St. Paul cemetery or the con-!
sequences will result seriously. The
investigation will be pushed by the
shocked and Irate friends, who will try I
to ascertain how a body could be sold'
for dissecting purposes after provision
had been made for a proper burial.
John Mortenson, who was barely
twenty-three years old and employed?
by the J. G. Earhuff Piano company'
at North St. Paul, shot himself twice
In the right temple during a fit of de
spondency last Sunday, as related ex- :
clußively in The Globe. The Bhooting
took place In an apartment that Mor- .
tenson occupied with Charles Waldin.
£>r. D. C. Jones attended the wounded
man, who died early Monday morning.
Then the body was turned over to Un
dertaker Joseph Mueller.
It appears that there was $39.94 in
wages due Mortenson from the Earhuff
Piano company, and, with this object
In view, Mueller appeared in probate ■
court on Tuesday and secured his ap- {
pointment as special administrator of ]
the estate of the deceased, thereby giv-|
Ing him a lien on the $39.94 for funeral j
expenses. At that time the undertaker, I
| according to' Clerk of Probate Surri-;
b.crg : tr <">rder to secure hlr Immfilate*
appoiiiiuitnt; told the ■.■'uA tiror-que
would be compelled to secure a vault ,
and incur other expenses that it would ;
require more than the $39.94 to defray.
However, he was particularly anxious '
to see that the body received decent '
burial, and was willing to assume the
expense in return for the money in
eight.
TOOK UP A SUBSCRIPTION.
On the same day the friends of Mor
tenson, among them Waldin, and H.
H. Stay, the foreman for whom the
dead man worked, began to agitate
a plan for raising money by subscrip
tion to give the body burial. The young
fellow had been very popular among
his associates, with the reputation of
being quiet and inoffensive. Conse
quently, within a few hours enough
money was pledged for the purpose in
view.
Then Waldin and Peter Peterson
called to see the undertaker on Tues
day. They were informed that the in
terment had taken place at Forest
cemetery. A visit to the cemetery dis
closed the fact that Muelh?r had buried
no one there, and a telephone message
to Oakland cemetery elicited that there
had been no interment there either.
Then, taking Into consideration the
fact that the great majority of inter
ments in North St. Paul take place at
North St, Paul cemetery, which is only
a short distance out of town, the friends
of the young man began to suspect
that some disposition had been made
of the body of which they would not
have approved.
CALLED ON MUELLER.
The idea that the remains had been
sold to a medical college to serve as an
object lesson for the students was so
obnoxious to those who had knwn and
liked young Mortenson that yesterday
Foreman Stay and Waldin obtained
leave of absence from their work and
called on Mueller for an explanation.
Of this interview Mr. Stay said yes
terday afternoon:
"At first Mueller told us as he had
told the previous inquirers that the
body had been buried at Forest ceme
tery. We told him that we had dis
covered that it was not and demanded
to know the truth. Then he said that
on Tuesday he had telegraphed a medi
cal college in Minneapolis saying that
he had the body of a man who had
committed suicide. He received an im
mediate reply that the college wanted
the body, and then on Wednesday night
a requisition, as he called it, came and
he shipped the body to Minneapolis.
"Mortenson had worked in my de- '
partment at the piano factory for sev
eral months and I thought highly of
hdm, as did everyone else with whom
the unfortunate boy was brought in
contact. He was always quiet and un
assuming and made many friends. For
these reasons we did not like the idea
of having him cut up like a common
pauper after he was dead. Conse
quently we told Mueller that unless the
body could be produced by Sunday for
burial there would be trouble. He
promised to do so.
PROMISE TO MAKE TROUBLE.
"It only remains now to see if the
body is brought back as Mueller prom
ised. Any way, we are going to see if
it is possible for a man to be paid for
burying a corpse and then send it out
for dissection. He said we could do
nothing to him in the matter, but we
are going to see what we can do. This
is a very sad and serious piece of busi
ness for us and may prove to^ be for
Mueller before we get through."

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