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WEALTH 1 WHEAT MILLIONS MAY BE ADDED TO IT BY A BMOADER ORIENTAL MARKET TALK TO C.RAIS GROWERS HH. HILL DISCISSES PACIFIC TRADE AND ITS RELATION TO FARMERS ONLY SOLUTION TO PROBLEM Decreased Acreage May for a Time Force Vp Prices, but for Perma nent Effect the Remedy Is the Creation of an Increased Demand — ('ruin Growers* Convention Ad journs After a Successful Session. FARGO, N. D., March 23.— (.Speelal.)— The convention of the Grain Growers' as soi Utlo'.i closed this evening after a ses sion covering three days, which cannot but prove of great benefit to the farmers of the Northwest. The closing day was the most Important and the attendance, large from the opening, was greatly aug mented today by those anxious to hear President J. J. Hill, of the Great North ern, whose address was the principal feature of the programme for this after noon. Mr. Hill arrived early this afternoon, lie was met at the depot by a reception committee and walked to the opera house with ihe visiting farmers and delegates. The meeting was called to order at 2 o'clock by Chairman Johnson, who In troduced Mr. Kill and paid high tribute to him as having done more than any one other man for the development of the Northwest. This statement was greeted with applause which grew into an ovation as Mr. Hill rose to respond. MR. HILL'S ADDRESS. Twenty- nine years ago on the date of his first visit to Fargo, Mr. Hill said, there were only three white families north of Ft Abercromble. He was told by St. Paui people that this country was too sour and wet for settlement. When he first suggested it would prove a great agricultural section, his friends thought the country might do for grazing ln dry years. Mr. Hill spoke of his attempt to Interest the people ot the valley ln drain age and of the meeting held in Crookston. The map adopted then, he said, had since been used for the work. The differences in elevations in the valley were men tioned as showing that practically drain age was easy. The hard task, Mr. Hill continued, was to arouse public interest and to secure legislative approval. After his company had paid $10,000 for surveys, with tbe promise of $25,000 more, the state o! Minnesota finally appropriated $100,000. The citizens on the Minnesota side of the valley, Mr. Hill asserted, owed Ezra Val entine, of Breckenridge, a greater debt in this respect than they could ever re pay. Lands that had been sold at $2 and abandoned were now being taken up and sold at from $12 to $15 per acre since drainage. He hoped the people on this Ei.l'- would take up the question, as noth ing would be of greater value. The ques tion of data was discussed and general ni i was promised. While the Great Northern had land grants ln Minnesota and Montana, more than in North Da kota, the road was, Mr. Hill assured his hearers, as eager to help the cause along in this state as in Minnesota. GRAIN THFI GREAT INDUSTRY. Turning to the subject of grain, Mr. Hill spoke of wheat growing as having been the great industry of the valley for years ar.d probably to continue for many years more. Pure seed was a necessity. Summer fallowing and plowing under fertilizers would keep the land up. Larger returns could be secured by this method, nnd by careful attention to sci entific and practical methods. To keep the laud up something must be returned. To do that, cattle and hogs were neces sary. Mr. Hill stated that this year along the lines of the Great Northern railway in this state, east of Minot, the road would haul 30,000 more cattle than along its lines from Minot west to the Pacific coast. His efforts in sending cat tle and hogs into this country were touched upon, and Mr. Hill stated that his road handled more fat live stock into St. Paul than any other. Fertilizer from stock, he asserted, was equal in value to one-third the price of the feed given to stock and would return to the farmer that much, if pat on farm prop erty . FARM ECONOMY. Mr Hill, on the subject of farm economy, said he was surprised to find that dock age in North Dakota grain went as high as four pounds to the bushel. The freight on this cost the people of the state $300,000 annually. This same stuff sells at from $5 to $7 per ton. This waste would annually feed 150,000 head of sheep. This was bad policy and to avoid it the land should be well cultivated. Smut, too, was becoming more serious. This alone was a material matter. As to the question of state inspection, it was. Mr. Hiil said, becoming a most important problem. It was difficult to control this, unless there were terminal markets within the state. The Minne sota grain Inspection was the standard in Europe and it would cost the people much to abolish it, unless something better could be substituted. He some times thought of federal inspection for Minnesota and the two Dakotas. This would probably be better for North Da kota, because the state would have rep resentation. Mr. Hill then paid tribute to the Red River valley, Its land and Its climate. Railroad rates from the valley proper were from 15 to 40 per cent lower than from any other wheat growing section. With these advantages land should sell for as much here as in lowa. He thought every acre in the valley worth from $40 to $50. Land here, he said, has a greater market value than in the Dcs Moines valley in lowa. WIDER MARKETS. Foreign commercial relations -were then touched upon. Mr. Hill gave the farmers some good common-sense advise. At the market wheat would bring a price regu lated by demand. There was no law com pelling that a higher pries be offered. , * By a reduction in acreage prices might be forced up, but that was an unnatural method. Supply and demand in Europe regulated prices. People abroad knew the United States had a hundred or two million bushels extra to sell. Thc.ro was one way to help this, not by reducing acreage, but by widening demand through an extention of commercial relations. The government alone could do this. In the history of thirty years no Intelligent utterance by public men could be found on the subject -of opening new markets. The national representatives spent too much time in getting postofflce and local appropriations. The recent congress had appropriated $30,000 for improving the navigation of the Red river. The Great Northern owned all the boats on Red river and would sell them for half the appropriation. The last congress appro priated a billion and a half dollars, but not fifty cents of this was of value to the grain growers of the Northwest. UNLIMITED DEMAND. Along this train of thought Mr. Hill touched upon the value of a Japanese line of steamships. He held such boats could take wheat across the ocean for $2.50 a ton if properly conducted. Japan and China could use more wheat than the United States could export. There would be no danger of getting too much. Supply could not exceed demand. If that market could be opened it would do more to raise the price of wheat east of the Rockies than the value of forty million bushels shipped to the East. The dif ficulties of shipping wheat by the eastern route across the equator and twice around the horn were obvious. Mr. Hill had asked the government to pay a sub sidy of $1.50 per ton for Oriental ship ments. This would have cost a million and a half dollars and would have raised the value of the wheat product of the Northwest $35,000,000. The newspapers took up the measure and a bill was pre sented, but Its own mother would not have recognized it. The bill as presented was principally for the benefit of ship builders, and representatives In the na tional congress should be held respon sible. As illustrating the injustice of govern ment bounties, Mr. Hill Instanced the ap propriation of a million dollars for the improvement of the Mississippi river be tween Fort Snelllng and Minneapolis, the only good result of which would be to furnish the university students a boating course. St. Paul received a million and a quarter, but Northwestern wheat growers could secure no relief. STEAMERS TO ORIENT. In Minnesota the lumber was being ex hausted. The state had some iron mines, but North Dakota had little else than its Boil and Its climate. Everything had to come out of the ground. If it were his duty to provide a remedy himself, Mr. Hill stated he would do so by putting on a line of ships to the Orient. Other coun tries had mercantile fleets and fostered them. The United States did not. It was not the fault of the country, but of the people. MENACE OF TRUSTS. Then turning to the last phase of his address Mr. Hill warned his hearers that there was danger of another great crisis, from the overcapitalization of enter prises and from the failure of trusts. This would, he believed, be the greatest crisis in the history of the world. He would make shareholders responsible for stock sold after three years. That would be a preventative to reckless promoting. The attorney general was criticised for his refusal to head off the trusts and do his share to prevent possible disaster. What Influences the actions of the average rep resentative of the people was, Mr. Hill said, beyond his comprehension. The chief and only aim seemed to be to secure a re-election. In closing, Mr. Hill said he thought the future prospects of the country depended entirely on the opening of new markets. This could be done by refusing to appro priate money for few postofflces and de voting it to a broader purpose. He asked the audience to give him credit for hon esty in his purpose and utterances. He was glad to see so many experiment sta tion men here and so many Intelligent farmers interested in their work. There was frequent applause during the progress of Mr. Hill's remarks and a hearty outburst as he closed. REGULAR BUSINESS. Considerable important business was transacted today by the association. A resolution was offered by A. M. Anson, of Casselton, declaring that the govern ment's monthly crop reports are detri mental to farmers, as giving information to foreign speculators, which has a ten dency to bear down -prices, and requesting the government to discontinue the month ly reports and issue one annual report at the end of the crop season. A motion by ex-Railroad Commissioner Underwood to table the resolution was defeated. The convention voted that the resolution should be sent to Secretary of Agriculture Wilson. A resolution was also adopted asking the state insurance commissioner to in vestigate the Fessenden Hall Insurance company, with a view to closing up the company. The question box occupied the first hour, with short talks from Prof. Hays, Supt. Gregg, Profs. Bolley and Waldron, and Messrs. Barnes and McKlsslck. R. N. Lewis, a trustee of the agricultural college, spoke on rotation of crops and diversified farming as means to keep up land for production of hard wheat. Mr. McKissick, superintendent of the May ville Farm company, read a paper on di versified farming and the culture of for age plants, especially clover. Secretary Worst read a letter from In spector Clausen defending Minnesota grain inspection, also a letter from Con gressman Spalding expressing interest in prospective legislation to promote the purpose of the convention. The com mittee on grain clearing made tests of m-ichlnery. The Cleland seed-cleaning machine, manufactured ln Minneapolis, was awarded the first prize. Machinery dealers gave a mammoth banquet this evening to the farmers. NINETEEN DEAD. This, "With Thirty-Four Missing. Record of Windsor Hotel Fire. NEW YORK, March 23.-Nir ™ n dead and thirty-four missing is the ..cord so far of the Windsor hotel fire on Friday last. One more body was found today. This brings the list of unknown dead to nine. The fragments were dug up about twenty feet west of the annex on the Forty-seventh street side, in a part of the ruins where no other bodies or bones have been found. . The remains consist simply of a portion of a spinal column, with some of the ribs attached, a piece of the skull and some small bones and charred flesh. The remains were taken to the morgue and numbered "Body No. 9." ■ — PARALYSIS FEARED. Archbishop Hennessy Seriously 111 at Dubuque. DUBUQUE, 10., March 23.— Archbishop Hennessy is seriously ill at the archi episcopal residence here. He was sud denly stricken after dinner yesterday, but his condition was not considered serious until today. His speech is affected, lead ing to the assumption that he is suffering from paralysis. It la also feared the brain Is affected. FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 24, 1899. CHAKCE FOR CLASH AFFAIRS IN SAMOA ASSUMING AN ASPECT THAT FOB EUODES SERIOI'S hum hi i; GERMANS ARE GROWING RESTIVE DISPUTE THE RIGHT OP THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH CON SULS TO DICTATE POLICY SITUATION NOW COMPLICATED Possibility of Revocation of the Treaty of Berlin Grows Stronger With the Progress of Events ln the Island-— German Ambassa dor at Washington Conifers With the State Department. WASHINGTON, March 23.— The Ger man ambassador. Dr. yon Holleben, called at the state department today to further confer with the officials concern ing- the Samoan situation. The Berlin authorities have communicated very free ly upon the subject within the last few days, and as a result of the extended dispatches from the foreign office the am bassador has presented a long note, cov ering the latest phases of the case. It is understood that the German ad vices confirm the arrival of Admiral Kautz and the convoking by him of a meeting of all the officials on the 11th. But they do not know what resulted from the meeting. -All their reports are silent thus far on this point, but the German view is evidently one of apprehension, lest serious results may grow out of the meeting, ln which event the German view is that the responsibilities should be borne by those bringing about the meet ing. Further than this, questions are arising as to the extent of authority of the British and American consuls, acting together, to do anything without the con currence of Consul Rose, of Germany. The German view evidently holds that the Berlin treaty requires the three con suls to act unanimously and not through a majority. Another question is as to the right of a naval commander to take any special action. The Berlin treaty, in their view, would limit the rights of na val commanders within very narrow lim its, leaving them simply to execute what the three consuls by unanimous agree ment determine upon. These are the main points engaging at tention, and in view of the question in volved news of Admiral Kaautz's action following the meeting on the 11th Inst., is awaited with much interest and not a little concern. SITUATION COMPLICATED. The German government, as is gathered from the Berlin advices, ls disposed to stand firmly In support of its its repre sentative, although it has been intimated to it that the retirement of Rose would facilitate a satisfactory and speedy ad justment of the complications in Samoa. It is manifestly impossible for the United States to discredit its representative, the chief Justice, or for the British govern ment to repudiate Mr. Maxse, in view of the weight of the tesimony in their favor, so that a practical deadlock has been reached so far as this matter of chang ing the present representation of the three powers at Apia ls concerned. Our government knows nothing as yet of the reported combined protest of the German citizens of Samoa against Mr. Chambers. If the German government cares to proceed to that length, it can, under the treaty of Berlin, request the United States government to withdraw him. But, in accordance with the provi sions of the treaty, if the United States does not care to accede to this request, Mr. Chambers would continue ln office until the German government manages to secure the approval of the British gov ernment, and in view of the facts above stated this is not likely to be had. These conditions lead to the belief that there is some danger of the repudiation of the treaty of Berlin, and, in the pres ent temper of the parties, it would not be surprising if this happened without an attempt on their part to replace It, al though It is of course believed that even in that event some modus Vi vendi will be provided to prevent an other such clash between the conflicting interests as happened ten years ago, re sulting in the treaty of Berlin. DR. LAPPONI ILL. Pope's Physician Unable tot Attend His Distinguished Patient. LONDON, March 23.— According to the Rome correspondent of the Daily Chron icle, Dr. Lapponi, the pope's physician, has been ill for two days. He is suffering from an attack of bronchitis, and will not resume his attendance upon the pope until he has fully recovered. The correspondent further says the pope Ignores his doctor's prescriptions and follows his usual vocations, though he ls so feeble that it is doubtful whether he will be able to hold the next con slstiory. The question of a conclave ls the subject of much secret negotiation. OFFICER MLRDERED. Afghans Shoot and Kill Lieut. Col. Le Marchant. CALCUTTA, March ».— A dispatch from Peshawur, capital of the Punpaub division of that name on the Afghan frontier, says that two Pathans— or Af ghans—have shot and killed Lieut. Col. E. H. Le Marchant, of the Hampshire regiment. The murderers have been ar rested. GETTING TOGETHER. France and Great Britain May Ad just Another Quarrel. LONDON, March 24.— The Standard this morning makes the following an nouncement: "We understand that the negotiations between Great Britain and France re garding Newfoundland promise a satis factory settlement, France being willing to surrender her shore rights there if adequately compensated." • PARTITION IS COMPLETE. Division of Africa Is Satisfactory to Interested Powers. - LONDON, March 23.— Although the full . details of the French-English African set- "' "i^.iown, the general opinion is thai a I'alr division has been effected. With Uie exception of Tripoli and Morocco, both independent states, the African partition is now complete. France's advantage lie* In the possession of the Tripoli Hinterland. The clause giving equal trading facili ties between the fifth and fifteenth paral lels ls thought to be the one feature most liable to cause trouble, as the French may attempt to make these trading posts a basis for military operations. CAHLISTS PERPLEXED. Cannot Understand Latest Instruc tions From Their Loader. LONDON, March 24.-The Madrid cor respondent of the Standard says that Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, has per plexed his adherents by a dispatch ln which ho allows them to go to the polls at the forthcoming parliamentary elec tions if they so desire, but explains that he does not wish the Carllsts to be repre sented officially in the next cortes. The general opinion in the political world, says the correspondent, is that the dis sensions in the Carllsts' ranks and the Irresolution of the pretender really de prive the party of all importance. REAL TRAGEDY. Austrian Actress Shot Herself in Full View of the Audience. LONDON, March 24.— The Vienna cor respondent of the Standard says that the popular actress, Lolo Banzolla, exclaim ing: '"Tis love that kills," shot herself with a revolver, on the stage, In full sight of the audience, during a per formance at Cilli, Styria, and was re moved in a dying condition. LONDON ALARMED. May Take Steps to Make Hotels Fireproof. LONDON, March 23.-Jesse Collins, par liamentary secretary of the home office answering a question In the house of -S-f^S 8 ♦£. oda /' . Bald he understood, ta view of the destruction by fire of the Windsor hotel, New York city that the question of the exit* and flreescanes of hSSSSs f°- te]s v and m-nsions w?lf be brought before the London county coun- FAMOITS PAINTER DYING. Michael Munkacsy Breathes His Last In an Insane Asylum. BERLIN, March 23-Michael Munkacsy, the famous Hungarian painter, who has been secluded In a hospital for the insane at Bonn for more than two years is dying. Michael Munkacsy was born near Mun kacs. Hungary, Oct. 10, 1544. He had been virtually dead to the world since the paralytic shock which, in the latter part of 18S6, compelled him to abandon all hone At tw r \, W ° r £ lng at ms easel a^ a 'n- At that time he was at Godesburg For months he sat brooding and melancholy until, in an excess of madness, he sud denly-attacked and nearly strangled his attendant and his physician. He was im mediately removed to an insane asylum from which, on it becoming obvious that his mental condition was hopeless, he was removed to the retreat where he has Just passed away, in the prime of years Munkacsy's parents were poor and be fore he was seven years old he was left an orphan, and given over to the charge of an uncle at Osaba, who seems to have treated him very harshly. It happened that ln the same village his sister was quartered on an aunt, and the small boy lived between the two houses. The youngster was afterward apprenticed to a tradesman. In his autobiography "The Early Recollections of Munkacsy," which appeared in the early part of 1897, after he had lost his reason, he tells with the most charming simplicity of those days of apprenticeship, of heating glue and grinding cheap paint. At fourteen he was a qualified workman, and was sent by his uncle into the world with five florins ln his pocket. For two years he lived in the town of Arad. Then, his health weak ened by wretchedness and lack of food, he was compelled to return to his uncle's house. Here the sight of engravings set him copying them, and the taste returned to him like a passion. Shortly after this he entered the studio of a German, named Fischer, where he met Szamossy, a painter of some talent, who gave him an invitation to enter his studio. He accepted, but not having other means to pay for instruction. In sisted on being a kind of domestic serv ant and man of all work in Szamossy's house. After eighteen months he felt strong enough to strike out for himself, and, on a very limited purchase of colors, he be gan to paint compositions with life-sized figures. His autobiography ends with that Incident. . In 1870 the young Hungarian arrived In Paris, not knowing a . word of French, with a picture he carried to the Salon with his own hands. It was the success of the year, "The Last Day of a Con demned Prisoner," and immediately es tablished his reputation. This was fol lowed nay "The Night Prowlers," "The Studio," "The Two Families," "Milton Dictating Paradise to His Daughter," "Christ Before Pilate." "Christ on Cal vary," and "The Last Moments of Mo zart." One of his great paintings, "Christ Be fore Pilate," was purchased by John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, who had it on exhibition in this country for some weeks. Another of his best known works ls the "Ecce Homo," first shown at Buda Pest during the fetes of May and June, of 1806, when the Hungarian nation at tained its tenth century as an indepen dent state. IS TO HANG TODAY. Cole> the Colored Murderer "Who Killed Sophronia Ford. BISMARCK, N. D., March 23.—(Spe cial.)—James Cole, who last December shot and killed Sophronla Ford, will be hanged here tomorrow morning. The prisoner tonight, as he has been ever since his arrest, ls calih and cool and de clares his willingness to suffer for his crime. No attempt has been made to secure a new trial or a stay of sentence, and there has been no appeal to the gov ernor for executive clemency. The con demned man has no known relatives and his own apathy has prevented any efforts being made in his behalf. All the prepara tions for the execution are complete. Cole ls a colored man and his victim was a mulato girl, with whom he was in love. Jealousy prompted ' the crime. TRIAL Of MR. QUAY. More Than Fifty "Witnesses Sum moned by the Prosecution. PHILADELPHIA, March 23.— 1t was announced today that the common wealth has subpoenaed all its witnesses in the trial of former United States Sen ator Quay and his son, Richard R. Quay, which begins April 10. Between fifty and sixty persons have been summoned to testify for the prosecution. It is said that Assistant District Attorney Clement personally attended to the summoning of two Pittsburg 'bank cashiers. The trial is expected to 'take place before Judge Beltler TICKET FOR 1900 IF M'KINLEY IS NOMINATED MR. REED WILL NOT BE HIS RUN NING MATE JEKYL RHORS ARE REFUTED EVIDENTLY INSPIRED STATEMENT TELEGRAPHED OUT OP THOM ASVILLE, GEORGIA M'KINLEY AND HOBART AGAIN That Ia the Way the Ticket of the Next National Republican Con vention Will Read if Mr. Hauna Can So Arrange It President Is About Bendy to Return to the Capital. THOMASVILLE, Ga., March 23.—Pres ident McKinley spent pretty much the whole of today ln the open air, as did Vice President Hobart. This outdoor life in a mild and dry climate ls doing much to tone up the system of each, and today they showed an improving state of health. The president's programme after break fast ls a seat ln a rocking chair on the porch until time to dispatch a little business with Assistant Secretary Cor telyou. This is followed by a drive. To- . day this took the form of a tally-ho par ty, the whip being Charles Chapin, Sen ator Hanna's nephew. President Mc- Kinley, wearing a black derby. Instead of the accustomed high hat, occupied the box with him. Others of the party were the vice president, Mrs. Hobart, young Garret Hobart, Senator Hanna and Miss Hanna. After a light luncheon at the house, a drive to the Country club followed. Here the club, which is the recognized social institution of Thomasville, entertained the party, and then the party drove around awhile, late in the afternoon again finding them on the front porch. Tonight the presi dent signed appointments and transacted other necessary business. The Jekyl Island trip having caused reports of a conference there, and that Speaker Reed would be nominated for vice president on the ticket with Mr. McKinley at the next Republican con vention, it can be stated again, author itatively, that politics was tabooed at Jekyl island. Speaker Reed declined a vice presidential nomination at the last . convention, and no thought of a change [ of view on his part has ever been sug gested, and the administration leaders have not had him in mind in this con nection. Moreover, the statement can be made that the closest and most cor dial relations, political and personal, exist between Messrs. McKinley, Hobart and Hanna, and that for some time they have had a definite understanding that, if Mr. McKinley were renominated, his running mate would be Garret Ho bart. Tomorrow the party leaves here for Tallahassee, Fla., where they hope to escape all elaborate functions, and have so notified Gov. Bloxham. Monday prob ably will find the president started on his return journey to Washington, the vice president and Senator Hanna re maining here. FAVORS A NEW PARTY. J. Sterling: Morton Outlines New Principles for Democracy. NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 22.— J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agricul ture under Cleveland, is hopeless of the triumph of Democratic principles under the present banner. "They might win under a new name," he said today, "but a new party would have to father them. I think Mr. Bryan's hold upon a section of the present Demo cratic party is as strong as ever. He rep resents the discontent in all parties." "Has there been any step taken to form a new party?" "No; not that I know of. A convention could be held. It does not take long to form a new party when there is a general upheaval. The Republican party was formed in 1854; it nearly elected its candi date in 1856, and did elect its candidate in 1860. Things can happen quicker now than they did then. The Independent Democratic party of 1896 was formed in six weeks. If the election had been a few weeks before it was Bryan would have been elected. The crystallization of the adverse sentiment defeated him. This new party was the party that elected Mc- Kinley." "What should be the platform of this new party?" "About that known as the Indianapolis platform. The Republican party has not lived up to its promises. It was elected to secure currency reform. It met in ex tra session of congress and passed a tariff law and no currency law." "Who would be the nominee of the new party?" "Well, there are several good men who represent the types which are called for. There is Edmunds, for instance. I have a great admiration for Carl Schurz, but he was born in Germany and so is not avail able." "Do you think there Is any chance of Mr. Cleveland returning to political life?" "He might not so desire," said Mr. Mor ton, "but he may be dragged back into it. He is a good type of the man wanted." "Do you think this new or conservative party would grow fast enough to win tha fight In 1300?" "Perhaps not, but it ls better to make a fight for what is right and get beaten than to support what ls wrong." BELMONT TO TELLER. New Yorker Responds toi the Col orado Senator's Comment. NEW YORK, March 23.— Perry Bel mont, president of the Democratic club, was shown an Interview tonight, in which Senator Teller, of Colorado, was quoted as saying: "The members of the Democratic club ore Republicans masquerading under Democratic colors." Mr. Belmont, ln reply, Issued the fol lowing written statement: "Senator Teller is the leader of the Silver Republicans— the allies of Mr. Bryan; upholding with him the Chicago platform, and naturally uniting with PRICE TWO CENTS-' ,"■-.■&■■,,•_.. BULLETIN OP IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Fair and Warmer. I— Mr. Hill to Grain Grotrrcrs. Sitnatlon Squally In Samoa. Ticket for 1000 Fixed. Six Negroes Lynched. 3— Alleged pine Thefts. Mrs. Lowe's Sanity Questioned. Agricultural Alumni Dines. 3— The Legislative Session. Hospital Fight In Senate. Honse Split* on Sugar Bounty. Street Car Wages Raised. 4— Editorial. Railway Men Agree. Situation at Manila. B— Sporting News. News ot the Hailroads. 6— Markets of the "World. Bar Silver, BO 6-Sc. Chicago May Wheat, 68 5-B— 3-<Jc. 7— Minneapolis Matters. B— ln the Field o* Labor. White Bear Legislation. Aid for Criminals. ATLANTIC LINERS. N „W YORK- Arrived: Spaarndam, Rotterdam. Sailed: Bremen, Bremen, via Southampton. Arrived: Nordland rJrQrfSBLi, Spaarndam, Rotterdam. QUEEJSSTOWN-Sailed: Majestic, New , -*<"*' Belgenland, Philadelphia. MOVILLE - Arrived: Ethiopia, New York for Glasgow. LIVERPOOL-Arrived: Catalonia, Bos ton. HAMBURG — Arrived: Pennsylvania, New York. TOYAI'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN - "The Prisoner of Zenda," 8:15. GRAND— "A Trip to Coontown," 8:15. Palm aGrden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM. Market site commission meets, city hall 4 PM. Spinsters' Matrimonial convention, Day ton Avenue Presbyterian church, Day ton avenue and Mackubln street, 8 PM Commencement, State Agricultural school, St. Anthony Park, 2 PM Grant School union meets, 8 PM Entertainments, Madison school,' 3 and & him in his purpose to create discord and division in the ranks of the party." WAS OFFERED MONEY. Pennsylvania Legislative Bribery Committee Scores One Point. HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23.-The bribery committee held afternoon and evening sessions and then adjourned until next Tuesday afternoon. About sixty members were called in the thiee sessions of the day, and each in turn answered ln the negative the live questions put by the chairman. About the only departure from the regu larity came from Mr. Coray, of Luzerne county, who said a member of the house told him he could have money if he would have moved to reconsider the vote by which the McCarrell jury bill was post poned. "Who was the member?" Chairman Fow asked. "I do not know whether the man was in earnest, and I prefer not to give his name until he has taken the stand and has had a chance to tell himself," he re plied. Mr. Coray answered the other ques tions in the negative. In the house today, on motion of Mr. Fow, the investigation committee chair man, the time for filing the report was extended until Monday, April 3. BRYAN ON BELMONT. Compares the New Yorker to an E___.de-. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 23.—Will iam J. Bryan spent the day in Birming ham and was given an enthusiastic re ception. "What the Lord's supper ls to the Christian, so the Jefferson banquet ls to the Democrat. Just as a good Christian would revolt at having the sacrament | administered by an infidel, so a good Democrat objects to have a Jefferson banquet presided over by Perry Bel mont," was the epigrammatical manner ln which Mr. Bryan referred to tha much-talked-of New York banquet, which Mr. Belmont and his followers are to give in New York next month. This morning Mr. Bryan was taken on a special train all over the Birmingham district, and he enjoyed greatly being shown its wonderful industrial develop ment. A public reception was given him this afternoon ln the Morris hotel. To night, at the Auditorium, he addressed an audience of over 4,000 people. He 6poke for three hours, and was well re ceived. GOV. PINGREE DENIES. Will No* Attend the New York Silver Democratic Banquet. LANSING, Mich., March 23.— Gov. Pln gree today stated that contrary to re ports from New York he was not going to attend the sliver Democratic banquet to be held there on April 19. He _aid he had not, as yet, received an Invitation, adding: "I never looked for an invitation from those fellows either." MOB IN MISSISSIPPI. Three Negroes Lynched Near Silver City, in Yazoo County. JACKSON, Miss., March 23.— Three ne groes were lynched by a mob near Silver City, In Yazoo county, last Saturday morning. After being shot to death the bodies of the victims were weighted with bundles of cotton bale ties and thrown into the Yazoo river. The negroes were Minor Wilson, C. C. Reed and Willis Boyd. They were the ringleaders of the negroes ln a race encounter on the Mid night plantation, early last week. They were arrested and taken to Yazoo City jail. The offense with which they were charged having been committed In Shar key county, the Sharkey authorities were notified. Last Friday evening Dep uty Constable Sylvester arrived and the prisoners were turned over to him. The constable boarded the steamer Rescue, with the negroes, Saturday morning and reached Sliver City with them. The ne groes fell into the hands of the mob near Silver City, were shot to death and thrown into the river. The feeling against these negroes had been very bitter on account of a disturb ance at the Midnight plantation last week, ln which they, with two other com rades, had'"flred upon two whites on the public road. A horse belonging to one of the white men was wounded, but the men were not harmed. SIXWERELYMED AN ALARMING STATE OP AFFAIRS EXISTS IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS BLACKS MO WHITES ARRAYED SUMMARY PUNISHMENT OP A NEG RO MtRDERER STARTED THE SERIOLS TROI.BLE NEGROES INCITED TO RISE Leader Was General Ducket, Who Was Taken P-„ m R Sheriff's Posse and Swang to a Tree Kill ed a Planter Named James Stock ton, Then Called ou Members of His Race to Slay More Whites. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March »-N_-r_ was received here this evening of an alarming state of affairs in Little River county. A telegram received late In the afternoon stated that an attempt on the part of the negroes to start a race war against the whites resulted ln the whole sale lynching of negroes by white citi zens. Six were reported dead, and it war stated in the telegram that in all proba bility others had been hung and were swinging to limbs ln the woods. The disturbances grew out of the lynch ing of a negro named Gen. Ducket," near Richmond, in that county, on Tuesday Last__ Saturday a planter named James Stockton was murdered at his home near Rocky Comfort, by Ducket. The negro escaped at the time, but after remaining ln hiding in the swamps until Tuesday he surrendered, saying he had had nothing to eat since his flight. He was taken to Rocky Comfort, and soon after his arrival there Sheriff Johnson and depu ties started with him for Richmond. They were overtaken by 2uo armed men, who demanded the prisoner. Ducket was taken to the place where he had killed Stockton, and after making a confession he was lynched. When the negro was taken to the George plantation. Just before the start was made for Rich mond, it seemed as if every man In ten miles knew of the capture, and before the officer and prisoner could get fairly started the whole country was aroused. After the lynching it was learned that Ducket had frequently tried to get the negroes in the county to join him in a race war against the whites. A few hours after he had killed Stockton he passed several negroes at a farm house and told them he had killed one white man. and If they would follow him he would kill TFZ^ v, ,L S n , 0W beli «ved that the ne groes had banded for a race war Ducket's body was buried by the coun ty, as the negroes refused to touch it. NOT THE FIRST TROUBLE. Little River county Is in the extreme southwest corner of the state, bordered on the west by the Indian territory and on the south by Texas. The negro popu lation ls large, and has for a long time proved very troublesome to the white* Frequent murders have occurred and thefts and fights have become common affairs. One or two negroes have pre viously been severely dealt with when the people found it necessary to take the law Into their own hands, but It was not until Tuesday that the trouble took on a serious aspect. It then developed that carefully-lald plans had been made by a number of negroes to precipitate a race war and that many white men had been marked for victims. It Is learned that twenty-three negroes were Implicated in the plot and the whites are now bent on meting out summary punishment to the entire coterie of conspirators. Six have been killed, and the work of wiping out the entire list continues without relaxa tion. All implicated in the plot are known and small parties of white men. varying ln number from twenty-five to fifty," are scouring the country for them. Wherever one is found he is quickly strung up and his body perforated with bullets.. The work of dispatching the first two or three was an easy matter. But the news soon spread among the negroes, who. In stead of making the resistance and of fering the battle that they had threaten ed, became panic-stricken and began get ting out of the community as quickly as possible. Two whose names are on the list of conspirators got a good start and succeeded ln reaching the Texas state line before being captured. They were overtaken, out of breath and exhausted, but were swung up without ceremony. DETAILS OF LYNCHINGS. TEXARKANA, Ark., March 23.— The wildest excitement prevails among: the negroes of Little River county where many negro men have been lynched by the citizens of that section. The affair comes directly from the assassination of the planter, James A. Stockton, by the negro, General Ducket, on last Friday, Ducket having been subsequently lynch ed ln retribution of the crime. Among those who have fallen victims to the wrath of the whites arc Edward Good win, Dan King, Joe Jones, Ben Jones. Moses Jones, and still another whose name could not be obtained. The la^t three named were brothers, and were ln tirrnte with the assassin of Stockton, nn-1 It was discovered that they were leading a scheme to avenge their comrade's death. The assault was provoked by the un earthing of n plot that the followers of General Ducket had concocted, and when the revelation was made the citizens be gan their search for the principals. Friendly negroes of the white people, who had originally informed Stockton r>r Ducket T s threat, were the medium of knowing the facts against the present victims, these Informers themselves hav ing been warned under the penalty of death not to communicate the plans of the outlaws to the whites. All of the victims that have fallen be fore the whites were pursued singly over the count ry and met their fate at differ ent times and In different localities. Ed Goodwin was shot down »>n Mud creek, near Rocky Comfort, and his body thrown into the stream. The Joneses had fled in different directions when they learned of their pursuit, and were run down and lynched one at a time. ONE MORE VICTIM. Mrs. Marian A. Williams Is Dead at Omaha. OMAHA. Neb., March 23.— Mrs. Marian A. Williams, fatally Injured ln the Pat terson block fire, died today, making the third death. All the other injured are doing well.