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VOL. XXII.—NO. 122.
There In No Discordant Note In the
Chorus of the Local Wholesalers
—It lit the Jubilate That Wells
From Every Tradesman's Throat
These Days—lnterviews "With St.
I'nul Jobbing- Magnates.
Not in years have the jobbers of St.
T^ul been confronted by so general a
condition of prosperity or with such hope
ful prospects for a continuance of simi
larly happy conditions. Such at least was
the consensus of opinion among repre
sentatives of various lines of the whole-
Bale trade who were questioned by the
Globe yesterday with respect to the ex
isting conditions. The dealers inter
viewed represented several, lines of busi
ness, and all were agreed that the season
of 1899 need but continue in the way it
has begun to rank with the best year of
the Jobbing trade in the Northwest.
George R. Finch, of Finch, Van Slyck,
Young & Co., said for the wholesale dry
goods trade that it was in an especially
prosperous condition. His firm was this
year employing approximately 200 more
people than in April 1898. Of these 150
were to be accounted for by an increase
in the manufacturing department of the
business, and the rest chiefly by the ne
cessities of the Increased business In ship
ping and addition to the clerical force
and the like. There had been no material
increase in the number of salesmen nec
essary. Mr. Finch was sanguine that the
existing condition was a healthy one. and
not unnatural. It was general and not
local, and it appeared to carry with it
the promise of permanency. The people
of the Northwest had enjoyed a season of
prosperity, and having the money to
spend they were spending it.
Ranking with the dry goods trade ne
cessarily, if not properly ahead of it, is
the wholesale grocery trade, and in this,
too, a healthy condition is manifest, j!
H. Allen, of J. H. Allen & Co.,
fiaid yesterday that while the figures
of the local trade would probably run
slightly behind the amount of business
done in the same month of IS9B, the de
crease was gratifyingly small and read
ily accounted for by the fact that a year
ago last month the federal government
was buying immense stocks of provisions
for the feeding of the then mobilizing
army, much of which was furnished by
the local trade. There is, too, a tempo
rary dullness in the grocery trade, Just
as there always is at the seeding season.
This is an entirely unusual condition,
however, and has been invariably fol
lowed by an increased activity, as the
farmers, after they finished putting In
their crops, proceed to close out what
ever of the former crop which they may
have left. This year the farmers of the
Northwest have considerable grain left
wheat especially, and they will no doubt
follow their usual custom. Taking the
year so far, I think that the first four
months of 1899 would probably exceed in
volume of business the corresponding
months of 1898, although April taken
alone would appear to a slight disad
vantage, on account of the reason I
have named.
J. Ross Nicols, of Nicols & Dean, deal
ers in iron, steel, heavy hardware and
wagon stock, etc., reported conditions in
that line as very good, although he had
observed the same temporary depres
sion remarked by Mr. Allen, attributable
to the period of seeding. "Our trade dur
ing the first part of this year has been
excellent. Prices have been advancing,
not only on iron and steel, but on dry
stock for woodworking. There is a
scarcity of this stock, and the demand
for it has been considerable. The wagon
makers throughout the Northwest are
busy, and the inevitable result has been
a marked advance in prices. Collections
have been good and the trade very
steady. Similar conditions exist in other
lines of trade, I am informed. Only today
a jobber told me that the April trade of
his firm represented an increase of a clear
$40,000 over the same month of 1898. That
ought to be a considerable encourage
ment." °
G. Sommere, of G. Sommers & Co.,
dealers in notions, toys and household
furnishings and supplies, expressed him-
Felf as highly gratified with the results
attained during the year thus far and
the prospects in view. "Our business has
shown a very healthy condition," he said
"and the retail dealers throughout the
Northwest seem to be experiencing a re
vival of prosperity, which Is making an
Increased demand for all lines of goods."
George W. Freeman, of the Minnesota
Shoe company, was specific, indeed, about
the present state of affatrs. With the
pardonable elation that accomapines a
newly made discovery, he answered the
rcportorial query as follows:
"Conditions good? Yes, sir. Our April
business represents an increase of 12 per
cent over the same month of last year.
That is one sign of the times. I haven't
speculated a great deal as to the reasons
for these increases, unless it is that the
people of the Northwest are coming to
a realization that they can get the best
line of shoes here that they can get any
where. However, the Northwestern coun
try is generally prosperous, and the boot
and shoe trade, I suppose, Is merely en-
Joying its share of the improved con
An Increased drug jobbing trade does
not necessarily mean that more people
are sick than usual, possibly because
paints and oils for building and decora
tive purposes constitute a material ele
ment in the average drug trade. Conse
quently there need be no general panic
when John F. Broderick, general man
ager of the Ryan Drug company is quot
ed to the effect that the wholesale drug
trade is enjoying the same meansure of
prosperity reported by the general job
bing trade.
"Our business has been very steady,"
Baid Mr. Broderick yesterday, in re
sponse to a query. "My Judgment Is that
the jobbing trade of the Northwest, and
Ib* £t f mil $tok
especially of St. Paul, 1b entering upon
an era of prosperity. The Jobbing trade
has had to fight Its way against great
obstacles. Qurlng the period, say from
1880 to 1884, our Btate and the entire
Northwest, In fact, was soliciting the in
terest of the entire world. Well organiz
ed immigration bureaus were at work,
and no means was left unused that prom
ised to add to the population of the
country. These agencies were subse
quently abandoned, but the enroachments
recently made on both the jobbing and
the retail trade by centralization of the
distributing agencies have thrown out of
lucrative positions or occupations many
men of intelligence and ability, who were
unable to compete with the trusts and
the department stores and other central
izing agencies. These men, or many of
them, are turning to the land. They may
not go to the farms for a mere livelihood,
but as a business enterprise, but in either
event, they are adding to the productiv
ity of the state, and the result must be a
healthy condition of business as the re
sources of the state are more and more
availed of by energetic and studious
"The Jobbing trade, as I remarked, has
had to compete with great odds. The
trusts have sold direct to the retailer,
and the jobbing trade has thus lost Its
share of that business. Then, too, there
have grown up immense mail order sup
ply houses, such for example as Mont
gomery Ward & Co., of Chicago, which
have their catalogues in every farmhouse
In the sections which they respectively
cater to. The farmer, with ready money,
can get anything he wants from these
firms laid down at his door as cheaply
as the local merchant can get it, or prac
tically so. This thus decreases the trade
of the local retailer who would other
wise handle the business, and accordingly
the jobber of whom he would buy also
finds his profits curtailed. While the
boom was on and there was plenty ot
business for all to take care of, no one
was noticing these leakages, so to speak,
but during the last few years the Jobbers
have had their attention drawn to these
factors in the existing trade conditions.
I believe, however, that with the excep
tion of commodities which are in the con
trol of the trusts, that the jobbing trade
has adjusted itself to the conditions, and
that with good crops and natural trad*
conditions, the Jobbing trade will enjoy
a new prosperity from this on."
Gen. Meriiiuu Will Investigate, and
Troops Will Maintain Order.
WARDNER, Idaho, May 1.-There were
no disturbances in the mining district to
day. Eleven men ivere seen from Ward
ner, going over the mountains, each with
a rille on his shoulder, but their Identity
or destination was not known. A con
siderable number of non-union men left
on the train today and also a few strikers.
Citizens are in dread of further outrages
from now until the arrival of troops. State
Auditor Bartlett Sinclair arrived here to
day as the representative of Gov. Steun
berg. He is searching for evidence
against the dynamiters, but cannot make
much headway before the arrival of
troops. James Sheyne, wounded by dy
namiters on Saturday, Is not expected to
DENVER, Col., May 1.-Maj. Gen. H.
C. Merriam, commander of the depart
ment of the Colorado, and his aide-de
camp, Lieut. J. B. Bennett, have gone to
Wardner, Idaho, to investigate the
miners' strike and rioting.
CHICAGO, May 1.-An order has been
received from the war department at
Washington by Gen. M. V. Sheridan, com
mander of the department of the lakes
to have his troops ready to move to
Wardner, Idaho, where the miners arc
rioting as a result of labor troubles. In
the early days of the department of Mis
souri, there were under command of
army headquarters at Chicago 10,000 men,
but since the war with Spain began this
force has gradually diminished until now
there are scarcely 600 to dispatch to
Idaho if their services are needed. Of
these troops four companies are stationed
at Ft. Sheridan, and one company each
at three of the other posts In the de
SAN FRANCISCO, May I.—The troops
at the Presidio are practically under arms
and ready at a moment's notice to re
spond to the call of Gov. Steunenburg, of
Idaho, to assist In quelling the riot at
Wardner and preserving order. Adjt.
Gen. Babcock has received a dispatch
from Gen. Miles notifying him that Gen.
Merriam, of the department of Colorado
has been placed In command of all troopa
ordered to the scene of the trouble, and
instructed to call for re-enforcements
without regard to department lines.
OMAHA, May I.—A battalion of the
Sixteenth United States infantry, at It
Crook is under waiting orders for strike
duty at Wardner, Idaho.
Remains of Capt. O'Neill Interred in
Arlington Cemetery.
WASHINGTON, May I.—The remains
of the late Capt. William O'Neill, of the
rough riders, were interred at Arlington
cemetery today, after Impressive fueral
services. He was buried just in front of
the grave of the late Capt. Allyn Capron,
who, like Capt. O'Neill, lost his life in
the Santiago campaign. Capt O'Neill was
well known In the Southwest.
Flames Create Havoc In the Chicago
Polish Quarter.
CHICAGO, May I.—Fire today de
stroyed $50,000 worth of property in the
Polish settlement at Noble and Oliver
streets, and made about twenty-five fam
ilies homeless. The hundreds of occu
pants of tenement houses in that neigh
borhood became panic-stricken, and for
hours blocked the streets with their bur
dens of household goods and clothing.
By the time order was restored the police
had on their hands upwards of 100 lost
Nlneteen-Year-Old Boy Who Shot to
OGDEN, Utah., May I.—James Morgan,
the bandit who was captured, claims that
it was his brother, George Morgan, who
was killed yesterday in the fight with the
Ogden officers, and that they formerly
resided in Chicago. Morgan Is but 19
years of age. The prisoner had a hear
ing at Brigham City today, before Justice
Hensen, and pleaded not guilty, although
the evidence showed that he fired the
shot that killed Capt. Brown. He was
bound over to the district court.
Left Jersey City for Washington by
Special Train.
NEW YORK, May I.—President McKln
ley spent a quiet evening at the Manhat
tan hotel and left this city at 10 o'clock
for a special Pennsylvania railway 1 train
Ik Jersey City which left for Washington
at midnight. The president retired as
soon as he got aboard the special train
The party as it left for Washington con
sisted of the president and Mrs. McKln
ley, Assistant Secretary Cortclyou, Dr
Rixey, Stenographer Porster and several
servants. Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKinley
accompanied the party to the train.
Native* of Macabebe Ring Dells and
Shout "VivaH" a* the Americana
Under Maj. Bell, Enter the Place—
Prof. ' Schnrmau Cable* Wash
ington Progress at Peace Com
mission's Work.
MANILA, May I.—Gen. Mac Arthur has
tjent officers to Gen. Antonio Luna, the
Filipino commander, under a flag of truce,
carrying money and provisions for Ameri
can prisoners in his hands, and asking an
exchange of prisoners and the names of
such as he may have.
It is reported that the insurgents have
two officials and sixteen others, and it la
supposed that among these are Lieut. J.
C. Gilmore and eleven men of the crew
of the United States gunboat Yorktown,
who fell Into the hands of the Filipinos
last month, when the gunboat visited
Baler, on the east coast of Luzon.
Maj. Bell, with a squad of scouts, has
captured the town of Macabebe, about
four miles southwest of Calumpit, the
people ringing bells and shouting "vivas."
The American army are now employing
Macabebea Instead of Chinese, and they
are expecting to get 50 cents a day, de
claring their loyalty to the Americans.
Gen. Lawton is advancing. He has or
ganized a band of forty scouts to go
ahead of the column. The band which is
under MaJ. Young, an old Indian fighter,
who killed five Filipinos last week, In
cludes Diamond, Hammond, Summer
field and Murray, of the Second Oregon
Yesterday the anniversary of the battle
of Manila bay was observed by the Unit
ed States fleet, the unual drills being
omitted. Admiral Dewey had many vis
itors, and the American and British mer
chant men dressed ship.
Government Is In Receipt off Secret
Advices From Schnrminn,
■WASHINGTON, May 1.-(Special.)—
There came to the war department today
a message from Commissioner Schur
mann, now in the Philippines, which was
not made public. It is said that the com
munication was in regard to the progress
o£ peace negotiations, and it is believed
that the cablegram conveyed important
news that the government cannot permit
to be published until it has been consid
ered at the cabinet meeting which will
be held today.
There is a growing belief here that all
that has been cabled Washington with
reference to the visit of the Filipino em
issaries to Gen. Otis has not been given
out, and that thera Is likelihood of an
early cessation of hostilities.
The war department received no direct
advices from Gen. Otis during the day
that threw new light upon conditions in
the Philippines—at least that were made
Merchants and Others at Hollo Want
Pay for Property Destroyed.
BERLIN, May I.—The newspapers of
Germany, commenting upon the latest
news from the Philippine islands, express
the hope that the United States will now
end the hostilities in the Far East. The
Frankfurter Zeitung says:
"We trust that President McKinley and
his advisers will not be misled by jingo
shoutings, but that they will listen to
the voice of the Filipinos, as expressed
through ther leaders, and to the voice
of the American nation, as expressed by
the serious press and the declarations of
Bober-mlnded politicians. We have never
doubted the ability of the Americans to
enforce their will in the Philippines; but
now it seems that the moment has come
to make good the wrong done, and bring
their material interests In accord with
the dictates of Justice."
The Vossische Zeitung, basing Its com
ment upon private advices from the Phil
ippine islands, says that the continuance
of the war is inflicting grave Injury upon
German commercial Interests and details
a number of cases In support of this
statement. The journal last quoted says
the German consul at Hollo made a list
of everything .belonging to German citi
zens there that was destroyed or injured
in the bombardment and submitted it to
Maj. Gen. Otis. In reply the consul has
received from Gen. Otis the statement
that the United States will not pay the
damages claimed, as Hollo at the time of
the bombardment was still In possession
of the Spaniards. Other German mer
chants of Hollo made representations of
a like character to Gen. Otis, and re
ceived similar replies. The Vossiche Zei
tung adds that these and many more
claims will probably lead to protracted
diplomatic negotiations at Washington.
Admiral Dewey Reports That They
Are Held Prisoners by* Rebels.
WASHINGTON, May I.—The following
cablegram has been received from Ad
miral Dewey:
"Manila, April SO.—Secretary of Navy
Washington: Apparently reliable infor
mation ten of the Yorktown crew. Includ
ing Gllmore, are prisoners at Insurgent
headquarters. Am continuing investiga
tion. —"Dewey.
Inasmuch as there were fifteen mem
, bers of the Yorktown party captured by
the Filipinos at Baler, and Admiral
Dewey accounts for only ten of them, It
Is feared that the other »flve have been
killed. They probably were killed or fa
tally wounded in the assault upon the
landing party at Baler. The Identity
of the members of the party still un
accounted for Is not known. A tele
gram was sent to Admiral Dewey today
asking him to inform the department, If
possible, of the names of the men known
to be in the hands of the Filipinos. It is
accepted at the department that the rea
son that he has not already furnished
these names, with the exception of that
of Gilmore, In his dispatch of yesterday's
date, was because he did not have the
information. The Insurgents' headquar
ters, where Admiral Dewey saya the men
are held prisoner*, la supposed to be San
Fernando, but there Is no assurance on
that point.
Proolnmatlon Issued at Manila Given
All to Be Accorded Filipinos.
WASHINGTON, May 1,-Tt is declared
at the state department that tho procla
mation issued by the Philippine commis
sion Just before the beginning of the lost
campaign represents the maximum con
cessions to be made to the insurgents by
the United States government. It is real
ized now more atrongly tb»n at any other
period that the capacity of the Filipinos
lor self-government 1b an undetermined
quantity. The United States government
Is willing to accede the natives an oppor
tunity, for the Philippine commission
proposes to allow them almost absolute
control of their local affairs, subject only
to such supervision by United Stales mili
tary authorities as may be necessary to
guard against error* by the local and pro
vincial authorities In their first attempt
at self-government.
This state of affairs already exists at
some points of the islands outside of Lu
zon, where the Jnlted States has assumed
sovereignty, yet has continued the local
government, under native direction. So
far as reports Indicate these experiments
are working well, and promise to have a
good Influence In shaping the attitude to
wards the United States of a considerable
element among the Filipinos which has
been suspicious of our attitude.
Capt. Rockefeller, of the Ninth In-
fantry, Miaslna at Manila..
WASHINGTON, May 1.-The following
Is the dispatch of Gen. Otis announcing
the disappearance of Capt.' Rockefeller:
''Manila, May I.—Adjutant General,
Washington: Capt. Rockefeller, Ninth
infantry, missing Bince 28th ultimo, on
line commanding battalion near Calco
can; visited outposts 9:30 p. m., not seen
since. Diligent Bearch made that night
two miles to the front; nothing discover
ed; no enemy in front. Search prosecuted
ever since without success. Private pa
pers In his possession found 29th ultimo
two and a half miles to front; believe lost
course and captured."
Capt. Charles A.-Rockefeller entered the
army as a private in the Seventh New
York, in 1861. He served through the
Civil war, reaching the rank of first lieu
tenant of volunteers.. He became a sec
ond lieutenant In the Ninth infantry in
1867, and has been with that r-sgiment
ever since. He has always been known
as a good soldier, and waa a graduate of
the infantry and cavalry school. He was
well up in the list of captains, and would
have received a major'a commission in a
short time.
One of the Thirteenth Minnesota it*
Receive a Commission.
WASHINGTON, May I.—ln accordance
with the request of , the president to
choose from each of the # volunteer regi
ments now In the Philippines one man
distinguished for gallantry for appoint
ment as second lieutenant In the regular
army, Gen. Otis has forwarded the fol
lowing names and each Swill receive such a
commission: J. B. Mors^ first lieutenant,
California heavy artillery; George T.
Balllnger, first lieutenant, First Colorado;
William R. Gibson, captain, Fifty-first
Iowa; Chris A. Boch, sergeant, Thir
teenth Minnesota; E. V. D. Murphy, sec
ond lieutenant, First Montana; Wallace
C. Taylor, captain, First Nebraska; Rees
Jackson, first lieutenant, First Oregon;
Frank B. Hawkins, cnptaln. Tenth Pen
nylvania; Evan A. Young, first lieu
tenant, First South Dakota; William C.
Webb, second lieutenant, Utah light
lowa Soldier Held a Prisoner by
the Filipinos*.
DES MOINES, 10., May I—Three weeks
ago news came from Manila of the kill-
Ing of Fred Boudowyne, of this town,
private in Company A, Fifty-first lowa.
Today letters were received from his
comrades which say he is not killed, as
first supposed, but a prisoner in the
hands of the insurgents.
Gunboat Nashville Cnuses a Sensn-
ti<m at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Term.. May I.—The United
States gunboat Nashville entered Mem
phis harbor at 6 o'clock this afternoon,
amid the deafening shouts of more than
20,000 people, and dropped anchor near the
Arkansas shore. The coming of Uncle
Sam's warship had been widely heralded
and the city Is thronged with visitors.
The principal business houses and resi
dences are profusely decorated In honor
of the event.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the steamer
James Lee, with the mayor, members
of the city council and the reception com
mittee on board, weighed anchor and,
followed by Innumerable smaller craft,
slowly descended the/ river to meet the
visiting gunboat. Promptly on schedule
time the flotilla msde its appearance,
and amid the booming of cannon and
shrill blasts of hundreds of steam whis
tlea, the Nashville dropped anchor. Im
mediately afterwards the national salute
of twenty-one guns was Ared from the
Chickasaw bluffs, and the Nashville thun
dered a similar salute in response.
Tonight Capt. Maynard and the officers
of the gunboat were entertained by the
leception committee at the Gayoso ho
tel. Tomorrow will be a gala day. A
parade of all the civic societies will be
had in the afternoon, and at night a ban
quet will be tendered the officers of the
ship at the Peabody hotel. Covers will
be laid for several hundred guests. On
Wednesday the offleers will be entertain
ed at the Tennessee club, and after a
night's rest the visitors will proceed
northward at an early hour on Thurs
day morning. All the railroads entering
Memphis will run excursion trains to the
city tomorrow, and thousands of vis
itors are expected, so aa to get a glimpse
at Uncle Sam's fighting ship.
MuHt Remain In the Tombt Until the
Grand Jury Act* on Hl* Case.
NEW YORK, May. 1.-Justice Book
staver In the supreme court today dis
missed the writ of habeas corpus in the
case of Roland B. MoMneux, accused of
the murder of Mrs. Ac^ams, and ordered
that the prisoner remain In the Tombs.
The grand Jury will now decide upon the
issuance of another Indictment.
Important Developments In Tliat In
dustry Are Looked For. ..'■ ".~:">'
NEW YORK, : May 1.-It was reported
in Wall street today that ' a conference
■was held, between representatives of : the
American Steel and Wire company, the
Federal Steel; company ; and the ; Carnegie
Steel company, and that thing point
ed to an Important move In the steel j and;
iron : industries. », The report I could not be
confirmed, but It was learned that a meet
ing -, had been held ••?. between tr President
Gates, of • the American Steel - and Wire
company; President Gerry, of the Federal
officers of } kindred corporations. i Import-
Steel company, v and; several uother '., high
ant developments • are looked?for before
long. •- .-. :: ■..■:■/'-£;,%■■;■' ->-!.; •-; ■■ )
K-xcliansio for Draft* 'Will Be Se
cured In New York, and Money
Forwarded to Madrid Within a
Pew Days— <Spanlah.Minister Ex
- pected to Reach Wanhtngttyn Tills
WASHINGTON, May 1.-Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury .Vandorllp this
morning handed ■.to Secretary Hay the
drafts for $20,000,000 to be turned over to
the Spanish government through Ambas
sador Gambon, according to the terms of
the peace treaty. The state department
at onco cent word to the French ambas
sador that the warrants were In hand
and would be turned over to him at any
time. : Shortly after 11 o'clock M. Cambon
strolled over \ to the state department.
Ho was alone and no extra > precaution
' : was taken to guard the ' transfer of such
a large amount. Secretary Hay received
the ambassador in the diplomatic - room,'
where the transfer took place with little
formality. -.- The ambassador handed Sec
retary Hay a formal 'receipt, which had
been already prepared.- The original re
ceipt was handed by. Secretary Hay to
! Frank A. Branajjan, the disbursing offi
; cer of the ■ department of • state, -to be
filed away. One ; copy was given to M.
Cambon, another will be sent to the Unit
ed States ambassador to France, Mr. Por
ter, and - a fourth copy to' the auditor of
the treasury. ' _■
- After receiving the $20,000,000 M. Cambon
folded the four warrants ■ and j>ut them
in his pocket case. " Then he and: Secre
tary Hay chatted over the speedy res
toration of diplomatic relations between
. th« United States . and - Spain, for this
payment marked the very last step of
the war negotiations. J Mr. Hay desired
to know when the Duke de Arcos would
arrive in Washington. M. Cambon Eaid
he thought j the Spanish : minister | would
come in about two or three .weeks; still
he. was not certain of this, . and said .this '
had been left largely "to S the " dukes per
: sonal ' convenience.". A cable . notification
was sent to Madrid concerning the pay- j
I ment and preparations made for . having
!the warrants paid and the funds forward
■ cd. . This,"^ however, will \ not :be . done to- r
day, and the four warrants remain for
the time being in Washington. The mon
ey will be deposited in the City National -
Bank of Washington for the ambassador.;
■ The form of receipt signed by the am
bassador was as follows: '
"Received from the secretary of state
of the United States the sum of $20,000,
--000, in four drafts upon the assistant
treasurer of the United States at New
York, numbers 4509, 4510, 4511 and 4512, of
date April 29, 1899, each draft being for
$6,000,000, the same being in full payment of
the obligation of the government of the
United States to the government of Spain
as set forth in article 8 of the treaty of
peace between the United States and
Spain, signed at Paris, France, on the
10th day of December, 1898, the ratifica
tions of which were exchanged in the
city of Washington on the 11th day of
April, 1899, the payment being provided
by the act of congress approved March 2,
1899, 'entitled. 'An act making an appropria
tion to carry out the obligation of the
treaty between the United States and
Spain concluded Dec. 10, 1898.'
—"Jules Cambon,
"Department of State, May 1, 1899."
NEW YORK, May I.—Tt Is expected
that the warrants for the $"0,000,000 pay
ment to Spain will reach the subtreasury
tomorrow, and that exchange for the en
tire $20,000,000 will be purchased by Spain's
representative in the local market. Deal
ers were of the opinion this afternoon
that exchange for about three-quarters
of the amount of the indemnity had al
ready been gathered, and that the re
mainder would be obtained without a
further advance in rates.
The treasury department has taken
steps to prevent the photographing of the
warrants for the payment of the $20,000,000
to Spain for the Philippines because abuso
of the privilege might lead to the coun
terfeiting of government securities. Miss
Frances E. Johnson, a well-known local
photographer, today was called upon to
surrender plates of photographs which
she had made of tha warrants in question
and willingly did so on the representa
tions of the secret service officials.
Several of Them Occurred, bnt
There Were No DUtnrbanceii.
CLEVELAND, 0., May 3.—There were
several strikes here today. Two hundred
lathers struck for an eight hour day and
$2.50. Before noon they secured what they
asked for and returned to work. Two
hundred plasterers also struck for $3 a
day for eight hours. About fifty hod
carriers went out on a demand for an
Advance from $1.50 to $2 a day. Seventy
five structural Iron workers also struck
for 35 cents an hour, and for an eight
hour day. There was no distrubance of
any kind.
Must Unite or New York Will Secure
WASHINGTON, May I.—Representa
tive Dolliver, of lowa, who is pushing
Gen. Henderson for speaker of the house
of representatives to succeed Mr. Reed,
today, in an interview, said that Mr.
Sherman, of New York, in his opinion,
would win unless the Western congress
men united on a candidate, and that con
seqeuntly when he reached Chicago short
ly he would suggest to Representaiive
Hopkins, of Illinois, and other Western
candidates, that the Western men enter
into an agreement to vote for the West
ern speakership, receiving the highest
number of votes on the first ballot.
Missouri Prohibits Employment of
Non-Kealdent Offlceara.
Stephens today signed the bill prohibiting
the employment of non-residents as dep
uty sheriffs, deputy constables or as po
lice officers. The bill Is*lntended to pro
hibit the Importation of Plnkwton detec
tives to the stat«r
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Fair; Northwesterly "Winds, i': ;
1— Paul Jobber* Hopeful*.
Elopement Romance.
Cash Paid to Spain.
Status nit Manila.
a—Telephone Franchise.
" Rift In Office.
Teacher*' Pay Discussed. •
Minneapolis Matter*.
Northwest News.
Partition of China.
Crisis In Italy.
Civil Service Warlc.
6—Sporting: News. C '
Saint* Defeat Milwaukee.
Minneapolis Beaten. „ -
. Son* of Revolution, -
C—Markets of the 'World.
Bar Sliver, 02 I-2c.
Chicago July Wheat, 71 O-Se.
Stock* Irregular, Lower.
News 'of the Railroads.
T—Arbor Day.
Suffering in Alaska.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
St. Paul Social News.
Trolley Franchise Granted.
NEW YORK— Arrived: , Taurlc from
Liverpool- Anchoria, from Glasgow^
t fte^ er Friesland, Antwerp. '
LWERPOOL-Arrived: Cevic, New
YOKOHAMA— Arrived: Empress of Ja-
A£ a£f*rY a££ ouver for Hon S Kong.
ANTWERP-Arrived: Westernland, from
New York. -
QIBRALTAR-Arrlved: Aller ' fr °m New
York for Naples.
BREMEN— Arrived: Koenigen Louise,
New York, via Southampton.
METROPOLITAN - Otis Skinner In
"Rosemary," 8:15 p. m
GRAND—."Too Much Money/ 8:15 p m
Palm Garden, vaudeville, 2 p. m. and 3
p. m.
Jefferson club meets, 48 East Fourth
Battery A inspection,- armory, 8 p. m.
Library board meets, city hall, 4 p. m.
Millionaires Resign an Trn»tee» of
the West Presbyterian Church.
NEW YORK, May I.— the West Pres
byterian church yesterday Clerk Van
Glahn read a communication from the
board of trustees tendering • the resigna
tion of the board Us a whole. The trus
tees were: r E. H. Ferklns Jr., W. B
Wheeler, S. Newton Smith, S. C. T. Dodd
Henry Flagler, Russell Sage, Alfred H.
Smith, Seth E. Thomas, Robert Jaffray
Jr. :'".'. ■'"_'- ■ ' :'-.. ■ ■ .'■ '-: ■-.-.- *;..-v -. , „,. _
: One who has been a leader among the
friends of the pastor, Dr. A. H. Evans,
In the fight told a reporter that the Evans
party was not surprised, and not at all
dismayed at the. turn of events. "On the
contrary," said he, "this is. just the re
suit we have worked for. Of course, the
character of • the church will change with
these; men gone, but it will be a change"
for the better, and we shall become what
is exceedingly rare In New York, a splen
did church for the worship, . not of ; our"
.wealth, but. of. God." - ;
I AH of .the trustees are very wealthy
men, several .being millionaires many
times ever. -: It Is understood that they
have been dissatisfied with Dr." Evans for
some time,- but the majority of the . con
gregation sided with Dr. ■" Evans, and
hence the trouble. .
Mass Meeting to Be Held In Chicago
Sunday Afternoon.
CHICAGO. May I.—To counteract the
impression the anti-expansion demonstra
tion Sunday, in Central Music hall, made
on the public, arrangements were made
today at a meeting of prominent citizens
at the Union League club for a mass
meeting next Sunday afternoon. The
promoters of this demonstration intend
that it shall be without political com
plexion and solely an expression of con
fidence in the administration and its pres
ent Philippine policy. An effort will be
made to secure Gen. Joseph Wheeler,
Senators Frye and Davis and the Rev.
Dr. Lyman Abbott to address the mass
Taylorville, Illinois, in the Throes
of a. Political Crisis. -
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 1.-The city
of Taylorvllle tonight has two sets of
city officers. Mayor W. E. Peabody took
his seat tonight, and at the meeting of
the city council made his appointments
of city officials. The council stands five
Democrats and thre Republicans, and as
the newly elected mayor is a Republican
the majority refused to approve his ap
pointments. He swore in the officers,
however, and ousted the old officers.
Trouble is anticipated. Mayor Peabody
was only elected by a plurality of live
votes, and a suit contesting his election
will be filed tomorrow.
Six Thousand Socialists Celebrate
May Day In New York.
NEW YORK, May I—Six thousand So
cialists assembled In Union Square to
night to celebrate May day. They came
with flags, banners, transparencies and
bands of music and after a lengthy
parade passed In review before the bal
cony of the Cottage at Union square.
Conspicuous in the parade were about 150
•women, members of the Workingwomen's
Association of the Socialist party. The
stars and stripes were in evidence, but
they were greatly overshadowed by the
banners of red, some of them simply red,
without design or lettering. At Union
square short speeches were made by
Lucien Sanille, Benjamlii ac Leon, James
Hartford. A. T. Brown and Mahler
Barnes, of Toledo.
Famous Woman Lawyer Will Now
Be Tried on Charge of Perjury.
TOLEDO, 0., May I.—Marie Burroughs,
the famous woman lawyer who recently
sued the cities of Fremont and Toledo
for nearly $1,000,000 damages, was declared
sane today by the probate court. She will
now be tried on the charge of perjury,
which has been pending for some time.
nnsport Qunrrynien on m. " Strike
z'.: tor Better Pay. v,
LOQANSPORT, Ind.,': May 1.-Th«; 225
men employed at the Kenneth quarries
near here went on strike today. -They
threaten violence ;to ,-> new-comers. V They
, ask for a Blight Increase In wages.
Relatives otf the Bride Also Favored
the Suit of the Physician, but the
Younff Woman Who Had Had One
Matrimonial Experience Decided
to Follow the Dictates of Her
Own Feelings.
While relatives In Washington are all
torn up and searching high and low for
Catherine E. Rudd, formerly Mrs. Kate
Burgess, a handsome young Southerner,
twenty-three years old, and are employing
detectives to locate her and prevent her
marriage, the young lady In question is
quietly spending her newly inaugurated
honeymoon In St. Paul with her husband
of a day, William F. Campbell, of White
Earth, Minn., attorney for the Chlppewa
Indians of the White Earth reservation.
The couple arrived In the city yesterday
forenoon and immediately after dinner
were married by Court Commissioner
Henry Gallick.
Their marriage certificate had hardly
been made out when telegraphic advices
from Washington told of their disappear
ance and added that the bride had left
there on the eve Of her wedding with
Dr. J. Wilson Hope, of the National Sol
diers' home, Hampton, Va., and hid left
'Washington in company with Mr. Camp
bell, whom she had known and loved for
a long time. The news of her departure
was an entire surprise to her family, who
for two long years had strenuously op
posed her marrying the man of her choice
and had advocated the claims of the
young physician.
Dr. Hope Is a resident of Hampton,
where he has held a position In the sol
diers' home for several years, and met
Miss Rudd before she became acquainted
with her present husband. His suit was
favored by the young lady's mother and
sister, but wasn't looked upon with as
much approval by the young lady her
self. Recently he has pressed his Buit
with such ardor that arrangements were
made for the marriage and tho family
looked forward with pleasure to seeing
the two united. But with the usual lack
of foresight, the matchmakers failed to
remember that the young lauy held the
balance of powtr, and It now appearo
that the dootor's courtship was used as
a shield to a more serious a/fair, which
resulted in the disappearance of the in
tended bride on Saturday with « man
On learning that his Intended bride
had departed with another man the doc
tor was prostrated with grief and the
young lady's mother frantic with indigna
tion, according to the Washington end of
the story.
Detectives were at once employed to
trace the fleeing couple, but without re
sult. Mr. Campbell and Ml»s Rudd mad*
all haste and before the news of their
departure arrived here yesterday were
married. While Inspector Boardman, of
the Washington district detective depart
ment, and Detective McDevilt were
watching the railroad stations to prevent
the departure of the couple, they were
hurrying westward over the Chesapeake
& Ohio, making for Chicago. They ar
rived there Sunday and at or.cc took a
train for St. Paul. Mr. Campbell was
seen at the hotel last night end asked
about his flight and his marriage. Ha
smiled Indulgently and as he smoked com
fortably at a meerschaum pipe gave the
details of his Lochinvar escap.Tdo.
"Love may laugh at locksmiths," said
he reflectively, "but my opinion is that
it takes a good deal more than laughter
to make an escape such as ours. Cer
tainly I have been none too easy for the
past three days, and I can say the same
for my wife. It was exciting, of course,
but at the same time there was a little
too much uncertainty In It all to make it
really pleasant. But then," with a sigh
of satisfaction, "we are married now and
I have the certificate, and If we are satis
fied I don't see why the family should
"I don't mind telling you that we came
to this hotel for the express purpose of
avoiding men of your profession. I do
not want any publicity, but since ac
counts of our hasty
have been published, there is no objec
tion in giving out a statement. I met
Mrs. Burgess, that was before she had
secured a divorce from her first husband,
two years ago while I was in Washington
on business. We were stopping at tho
same boarding house and met each other
there. We liked each other very muoh
and an attachment sprung up. It was a
year later, however, after she had secur
ed a divorce and had been granted the g
privilege of assuming her maiden name.J
Catherine E. Rudd, that our courtship
may be said to have commenced. I was
In Washington more or less of the time
on business and saw her frequently.
"For the past several months there has
been a serious opposition to my suit on
the part of the young lady's sister, Mrs.
Powell, and her mother, Mrs. Jepse Ctill
ton. Mrs. Chilton is proprietor of a large
private boarding house, and opportunities
of meeting Miss Rudd were not frequent.
Meet we did, however, and it did not take
us very long to size up the situation and
decide that if we wanted to marry the
best thing for us to do was to get out
and have it over with. We planned It
all out, but a favorable opportunity did
not present Itself until last Saturday. I
got my baggage from my boarding house,
318 Third street northwest, and we left
without the knowledge of the Chilton
family, over the Chesapeake & Ohio for
Chicago. We hurried through without
stopping, until we arrived here yester
day afternoon at 10:30. I immediately
went to the courthouse to procure a
license, and after a little difficulty, owing
to Miss Rudd stating that she lived In
Becker county, Instead of Intended to live
there, the document was secured. We
were married at 1 o'clock by Court Com
missioner Henry Gallick and the cere
mony was witnessed by W. J. Bazille,
a clerk In the district court and P. J.
Ruscher. We then came here direct and
have been getting things straightened out
after our hasty trip ever since. Mrs.
Campbell is satisfied; I am satisfied and
the little terrier which she brought with
Continued oo Fifth Pace.

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