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VOL. XXII.—NO. 193.

Gives a Hintory of His Connection
With the State Committee, and
Announces That Unle«» Federal
Officials "Who Were Called Upon
to Contribute Come to the Front
With the Story He Will Talk.
CONCORD, N. H., July 11.—A big politi
cal sensation is promised here. Repre
sentatives of the United States Civil Serv
ice bureau began a sitting today for the
purpose of investigating charges preferred
against Senator Jacob H. Gallinger, of
Concord, by former Republican Gov.
Charles L. Busiel, of Laconia, alleging
violation of the civil service laws dur
ing the last campaign in this state. The
specific charge is that Senator Gallinger,
as chairman of the Republican state com
mittee, distributed circulars appealing to
Republican office-holders for contributions
to the campaign funds.
Civil Service Commissioner J. V. Nar
low and Mark S. Brewer, who arrived
here from Washington last night, are in
charge of the investigation. Senator Wil
liam E. Chandler was among those pres
ent, Uc a party interested, though whether
»s a prosecutor or defendant is somewhat
Uncertain in view of the charges and
Dounter-charges made.
As the commissioners have not au
thority to summon witnesses they could
do no more than request the presence of
those whom they desired to testify. The
only witnesses at hand when the ses
sion opened were Postmaster Knox, of
Manchester; National Bank Examiner
Carroll, of Warner, and T. Gilliford, who
ssistant secretary of the Republican
state committee during the campaign.
This investigation is held to allow the
commissioners to examine the evidence,
and to decide whether it warrants the
further prosecution of the case. If they
decide it does the United States authori
ties of the department or Jusice will be
culled in.
The principal feature of the session was
a long statement by Senator Chandler,
previous tv which, however, Col. Rufus
Baker Howell, collector of customs at
Portsmouth, stated that ho had received
a circular letter from William F. Thayer,
treasurer of the Republican state com
mittee, asking for a contribution to carry
on the committee's work.
Ossian D. Knox, postmaster of Ports
mouth, also testified, but said he saw no
such circular, and had not been asked
to contribute to the 189S campaign.
Senator Chandler then came forward
with Ills statement, which he preceded
with a short history of his connection
with political committees. Ho said he
retired from the national Republican com
mit tec in l.ss-i. and from the state com
mittee in 1890. Senator Chandler cont
inued as follows:
"I vaid to Senator Gallinger in 1895, and
again in 1898, thai he ought to leave the
state committee for violations of the civil
6< [vice law, but he would not go. In 189S,
much to my surprise, he toofc the chair
manship of the state committee. After I
had recovered from my surprise I went
to him to endeavor to co-operate in the
work of the campaign. He talked over
the means of raising money, both agree
ing that very little would be needed. We
spoke of individual and of nominees for
state offices, but nothing was said of fed
oral officeholders. This was on Oct. 10.
Between that time and Oct. 17 I heard
that an assessment circular had been sent
to federal officeholders. Gov. Busiel ask
ed me if I kenw of this assessment. He
said that ho had reason to believe that
a circular for an assessment had been
sent to officeholders, and he produced a
circular which had been sent to state of
ficers, and said that some of them had
In « n sent to federal officeholders. We had
a long conference, the result of which was
that he said he would complain to the
civil s< rvice commission unless some oth
er way could be found to prevent these
officers from being assessed. Accordingly
Gov. Busiel, with my knowledge, asked
the commission about the terms of the
law. He came to me later and said that
he had determined to make a complaint.
In tiiis I concurred and the letter of Oct.
24 was prepared, containing the names of
those to whom it was believed the circu
lar had been sent. I 31d not go to the
committee again during the campaign.
My business during the campaign was all
done with the committee by correspond
ence. I wrote to the committee from.
"Washington, and this is substantially all
I wish to say. If I find federal officehold
ers who have been required by the com
mission to come here do not come, or if
they come and do not testify, I shall tell
thecommission all I know about the mat
At the conclusion of Senator Chandler's
statement, he exchanged some warm
words with Senator Gallinger on his
(Chan.dler-s) contribution to party funds
In 1894 and 1890.
James O. Lyford, naval officer at the
port of Boston, was the last witness, and
testified to receiving the circular from
Treasurer Thayer. He also stated that
the assessment circular was sent to fed
eral office holders in 1896.
So Says Scnatotr Mcßridc of the
Is.sne in Oreeon.
NEW YORK, July 11.—George W. Me-
Bride, United States senator from Ore
gon, on Monday left the Post Graduate
hospital, where he had been for five
weeks recovering from the effects of a
painful and delicate operation.
"Populism Is dead in Oregon," he said,
"and is rapidly dying oujt in other parts
of the West. You can say that Oregon
can safely be counted In the Republican
column for some time to come, at least.
The Populists gave us a hard tussle in
]SS6,but we beat them then, and have been
gaininng ground evw istnee. All my in
formation from my state Is that the rank
and file of the Democratic party is almost
unanimous for the nomination of William
Jennings Bryan. In my opinion there
is little or no doubt of his nomina
Milwaukee County Democrats Hold
n Secret Meeting?.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 11.—About
forty prominent Democrats of Milwau
kee county held a meeting tonight and
organized a branch of the Wisconsin
Bryan league. The meeting was held
behind closed doors. After the gather
ing dispersed It was announced that
work would be carried on in the Interest
of William J. Bryaii and that the dele,
gates from this section would be in fa
vor of the indorsement of Bryan and the
Chicago platform at the next national
convention. It was also stated that no
antagonism whatever existed between
National Committeemen Edward C. Wall
and the local Democrats.
W. H. Rogers, of Madison, a prom
inent Democrat who happened to be
around at the conclusion of the me«r.
Ing, said Wisconsin Democrats would un
doubtedly be for Bryan and 1C to L
Kentucky ReunhlicanN Gathered at
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 11.—The candi
dates are all here for the Republican
state convention tomorrow. They open
ed their respective headquarters today
to meet the early arrivals of delegates.
So far as the governorship is concerned
there is no contest, as Attorney General
W. S. Taylor has more votes pledged
than are necessary to nominate. Col.
Stone and Judge Pratt are still working,
but confess that they are in the minority.
They are now working with a view to
defeating Taylor, rather than with any
expectation for themselves.
The Republican state central committee
met tonight. Congressman Vincent
Boreing, of London, Ky., was selected aa
temporary chairman of the convention,
and K. J. Hampton, of Winchester, ai
secretary. Both are strong Taylor
men. It is understood that Judge Den
ny, of Lexington, another Taylor man,
will be permanent chairman.
Fire in a House Containing? Sixteen
Families Results Fatally.
NEW YORK, July 11.—Fire in a crowd
ed five-story tenement in Monroe street,
early today, resulted in fatal injuries to
five persons and the overcoming by smoke
of elgrht others.
The fatally injured are as folows: Mrs.
Rebecca Basek; Rose Basek, her dough
ter, 12 years old, inhaled fire; Mrs. Tillie
Silver, burned on head and body: Rosie
Silver, her daughter, 6 years old, burned
on head and body; Samuel Andon, who
boarded with the Silver family, burned
on head and body and inhaled flames.
Those who were severely injured, but
will probably recover, are: Harris Basek,
an expressman, severely burned about
the arms, face and legs; his five children,
Beckie, aged 17, overcome by smoke;
Pauline, aged 15, overcome by smoke;
Hannah, aged 14, overcome by smoke;
Katie, 3, unconscious from smoke; Ade,
8 days old, suffering slightly from smoke;
Harris Silver, tailor, hands and arms
burned and hair singed; . Tillie Silver,
aged 4, overcome by smoke.
The fire started in the paratments of
Max Press, a coat operator, who lived
with his family and a boarder named
Jacob Koplan, on the fourth floor. All
of his household escaped.
There were sixteen families in the
house. Press admitted that he went to
bed leaving the lamp burning, and that
he and his boarder, Koplan, were smok
ing cigarettes, and the firemen believe
that ■ the men must have . gone to sleep
with lighted cigarettes .in their mouths
and that the bedding caught fire. Press'
hair was singed by the flames. The dam
age is slight.
Dinner at Which De "Wolfe Hopper
Whs Prominent.
LONDON, July 11.— Eccentric club
gave a dinner to the members of the
members of the Lambs' club, of New
York city, and other visitors, tonight.
Lionel Brough presided, flanked by Jo
seph H. Choate, United States ambassa
dor, and De Wolf Hopper, Messrs. David
Belasco, Nat Goodwin, McKee Rankin,
Newton Crane, John Drew, W. H. Rlley,
Mr. Arbuckle and Commissioner John W.
After a toast to the queen and the
president—the American singing "God
Save the Queen" and the Englishmen
"The Star-Spangled Banner" — Mr.
Brough ,in a tender and solicitous speech,
proposed the health of the United States
ambassador. Mr. Choate, in responding,
expressed great pleasure in having near
him and renewing the acquaintance—
the day the now famous comedian was
born—De Wolf Hopper, whose grand
father and father he also knew well and
"The music I heard Mr. Hopper produce
in America in those early days," said the
ambassador, "is re-echoed nearly forty
years after In England, and, although di
plomacy will keep our countries united, I
am not sure but that the interchange of
fun and music will do still more to ce
ment union as we learn to know each
other better."
Messrs. Hopper and Keller responded
to the toast to the "Lambs and Other
Visitors." »
Sensational Attack I'iioii Detroit's
Street Railway Ordinance.
DETROIT, Mich., July 11.—Municipal
ownership of Detroit street railways took
a fresh start tonight, in spite of the re
cent adverse decision of the Michigan su
preme court annulling the appointment of
the street railway commissioners and in
spite of various other kinds of opposi
A special session of the council began
at 3 o'clock, the object of the majority
being to pass the ordinance and receive
the mayor's veto at tonight's regular
weekly meeting. The special session
continued so long, however, that it was
merged into the regular session.
After several hours of filibustering and
debate, Aid. Beamer, president of the
council, made a sensational attack on
the ordinance and its promoter. Charges
that several of the aldermen had been
improperly influenced by the street rail
way people were freely made by Presi
dent Beamer. So broad were his hints
that one, a German, threatened to fight.
Finally the chair declared the meeting
was in session, and after a short recess
the ordinance was passed.
Drill and Seeder Implements to Coat
. Farmer More.
CHICAGO, July Manufacturers of
drill and seeder implements met here to*
day and decided to make an advance of
15 per cent on the prices of seeders and
drills. This action was taken, it is said,
on account of the large advance that has
been made in iron and steel.
S. 8.. Davis, of Minneapolis, presided.
J. A. Craig, of Janesville, Wis., was sec
retary. ;
Secretary of State Ha* Declined to
Alloiv It.
WASHINGTON, July 11.—The secretary
of state has sent Ambassador Cambon,
of France,- an answer to the latter's re
cent letter submitting the claims of Miss
Ivan Ipivre for $10,000 damages attending
the capture of the French steamer Olinde
Rodriguez during the blockade of San j
Juan. The secretary reviews the facts
in much detail and states the conclusion
tbat the government is not liable on thia
claim. The answer is . likely, to estab
lish a precedent on a large nsjmber of
i similar claims. -
Grave One la Presented in Hawaii
and Other New Possession** of the
United States—Work of the Peace
Congress Indorsed—National Ed
ucational Association Gets to
Work in City of Los Angreles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 11.—This aft
ernoon the National Educational associa
tion was called to order by Hon. F.
Q. Storey, of the local executive commit
tee. The pavilion was crowded In every
part, and numbers of the visitors failed
to gain admittance. After Invocation by
Rev. C. Clark Pierce, the woman's orches
tra rendered the N. E. A. march, a rather
unique piece of music, composed for the
occasion, and Gov. Henry T. Gage was
presented and bade the delegates a hearty,,
■welcome in behalf of the state.
Hon. L. Kirk, state superintendent of
public instruction, in behalf of the educa
tional Interests of the state, followed. He
told of the growth of secondary and high
er education in the state. Including col
leges located in San Francisco, the state
university now has a total enrollment
of 243. In ISB9 there were but sixty-two
high schools in the state, but today there
are 126, and with Increasing numbers the
standard of work has been raised.
Dr. Elmer Brown, of the University of
California, on behalf of the management,
also welcomed the visiting educators, and
then Mayor Fred Eato*., on behalf of the
municipality, in a few words told the
visitors they had the freedom of the
city during their stay.
On behalf of the city schools Superin
tendent Forshay outlined the educational
system here, and paid tribute to the
teachers in charge of the 28,000 children.
Responses to the welcoming addresses
were made by N. C. Dougherty, superin
tendent of schools of Peoria, Ill.j Dr.
Emerson E. White, of Columbus, 0., and
J. H. Philipps, superintendent of schools
of Birmingham, Ala.
After the orchestra had played Mozart's
overture, to "Don Juan" President Ellp
halett Oram Lyle, of Mlllerville, Pa,, de
livered his address. Dr. Lyle, In opening,
referred to the first meeting of the as
sociation in Philadelphia, when thirty
eight men were enrolled, and compared it
with the enrollment of more than 10,000
in Washington last year. He also spoke
of the progress made in other respects.
The National Educational association, he
pointed out, is an organization that
through the educators of the country, can
reach largo bodies of teachers. Referring
to the late war he said:
Our history has demonstrated that we
have no need of a great standing army.
It has demonstrated that In every state
may be found an army ready at a mo
ment's notice to defend our flag against
every foe. And this army is not marshal
ed by military chieftains, but by educa
tional chieftains A strong nation is
made not by barracks for troops but by
school houses for children; not by re
cnnting officers, but by schoolmasters:
not by rilled cannon and Mauser bullets
and war vessels but by books, and news
papers and churches. That nation is
strong- whose citizens obey the law with
out seeing a standing army behind the
jaw. That nation is strcngest whose
laws are based on civil law. and whose
citizens obey both divine and human laws
because they are right."
There was more music by the band
and then the session of the convention
was at an end.
This evening's session was as largely
attended as had been the one in the
afternoon. In addition to the woman's
orchestra the Aeolian club, under the
direction of Mrs. G. B. Parsons, superin
tendent of music in the public schools,
ended the proceedings by rendering sev
eral selections.
Dr. W. T. Harris, United States com
missioner of education, delivered a most
appropriate and decidedly interesting ad
dress on "An Educational Policy for Our
New Possessions."
Henry S. Townsend, inspector general
of schools of Hawaii, made a thought
fully conceived address on the subject,
"The Educational Problem in Hawaii."
"The Environment and the Temper of
the Children of Hawaii," said Dr. Town
send, "are especially diversified. This
is due largely to the diversity of races,,
with all that it implies. The ends of the
earth meet in Hawaii, and no one race
is predominant in numbers. Present in
dications are that the generation next to
be born in Hawaii will consist of white
persons and Hawaiians, In almost equal
numbers, of a large number of Asiatics.
These latter will not be assimilated with
the elements of our future population
find so from one people, though it is pos
sible that the whites and the Hawaiians
will thus unite in spite of radical racial
difference. The problem involves at
least two races of men in nearly equal
numbers living side by side within our
narrow boundaries without uniting. Our
Hawaiian civilization should be based
upon broad charity and universal good
At the closing session of the national
council of education, held this morningl.
Prof. Louis Soddan, of St. Louis, was
elected president for the following year:
Prof. Aimer Brown, of California, vie©
president, and Miss Belle A. Dutton, of
Cleveland, 0., was re-elected secretary.
The report of the relations of publio
libraries to public schools that had been
prepared by a commitee composed of J.
C. Dana, A. Hutchins, C. A. McMurray,
Sherman "Williams and Mlw M. Louise
Jones, was presented and read.
The annual meeting of the board of
directors of the National Educational
association was called to order by Pres
ident Lyle, at noon today, the following
ofilcers being present: Firet Vice Presi
dent J. G. Greenwood, Kansas City;
Treasurer I. C. McNeill, West Superior,
Wis.: chairman of the board of trustees,
A. M. Lane, Chicago.
The treasurer's report showed a total
amount during the year of $25,561.10 in
cluding a cash balance of $2,201. The ex
penditures amounted to $26,010.90, includ
ing $10,000 transferred to the permanent
fund. The available cash on hand is
$2,566.16. Treasurer McNeal also reported
that between $8,000 and $10,000 In addi
tion was available this year for trans
fer to the permanent fund.
The thirteenth annual report was pre
sented and read. It showed the assets
to be $74,000, the total Investigations on
July 1, 1899, having been\s67,6oo.
r.y unanimous vote the directors passed
a resolution directing-, the president of
the National Educational association to
cable to the United States delegates to
the peace conference.at The Hague con
gratulations of the members of the or
ganization. ■.: I -■
Another sharp discussion was brought
about by the petition presented by Miss
Estelle Reel, national superintendent of
the Indian department, and who Is a
member of the directorate, asking that
the Indian institute :be made a depart
ment of the National Educational asso
ciation. * - i ■• . .
Prof. Soldan, President F Tavlor anfl
others participated, In the discussion, T>ut
no action was taken. - -
Big Liner I. Finally Dra^d Off
the Roc kill
LONDON, July 11-The salvagers hava
™ved the American line steaTe^PaS
astern for a distance of 150 yards and
have shifted the vessel's position slight^
to the eastward. They hope to be able
Thf Phe, «toke,hold flres aHght
The Paris Is now clear of the rocks.
The sea is smooth, but a heavylog Sre^
vails tonight. The intention of The
salvagers was simply, to slew the stern
of the liner so as to facilitate the oper
ations o the divers,; but it was found
that she moved more freely than was
expected Three salvage boats alone
practically removed her from a critical
position unaided. f She. still has a dis
tinct list, however, to the starboard and
cannot be assumed out of danger
The tugs are prepared to tow her to
Falmouth harbor. ; • -
: [<m .
Missouri Convict So>-« Gilbert Gate*
Was Alive in 1804.
MEXICO, July 11.-James Lee, an in
mate of the Missouri penitentiary at Jef
ferson City, Mo., writes to a newspaper
here that Gilbert Gates, brother of John
W. Gates, of Chicago,, and for whose
murder twenty-eight years ago Alexan
der Jester is un-ier j arrest, was alive in
1894. The letter in full follows:
"I have noticed the publications in re
gard to the Jester case and will kindly
ask you if a deposiUon from me will be
given consideration as lam well ac
auainted with Gates and know that he
was alive in August, 1894, and living in
Arizona under the name of George Morse.
If you will write to Monahan & Murphy,
who run a general store In Needles, Cal.',
they will remember him, for we wert
mining and prospecting partners and
often bought supplies from them. If 1
can be of service in the case I will give
you all the information I can. Tours
truly, James Lee, Box 42, Convict No
14,888." ; ,
Jester refused to talk about the con
vict's letter. He is growing: Btronger
every day and seems confident that he
will be cleared of the charge. He still
denies, that he is the man wanted.
Nebraska Senate Investigation Has
a Sensational Opening.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 11.—The senate
committee selected by the last legislature
to make an investigation of state officers
and alleged ballot frauds of 1897 began
its hearings today, first taking up ' the
ballot recount. The purpose of this re
count was to show that the constitutional
amendment permitting two more supreme
court justices, both Populists, had car
ried. .. ; V. - - V
E. Li. Simon, a state house Janitor In
1897, testified that he, with State Oil In
spector Edmisten, G. "W. Blake, and an
other janitor, secured the ballots from
a vault late in the night and ' changed
the markings in favor of the : amend
ments. Many blank ballots, he said,
were used and the names of the election
judges forged. Simons' testimony was
sensational and was -in a measure cor
roborated by other witnesses.
i'" '
Final Report In, and Trust Will Be
INDIANAPOLIS, _ md., July 11. —
James F. Failey, .receiver of the Order of
the Iron Hall, filed his final report to
day, and by order of the court the trust
which has existed since Aug. 23, 1892, will
be Immediately closed. Since the crea
tion of the receivership $1,976,776.99 has
been distributed among. 45,000 claimants
and creditors,' whose claims aggregated
$5,100,000. The cost of the receivership ,
was 7 per cent of the whole amount of
money secured, and ©f this 2 per cent
went to the receiver. V .
Good Work Done In Texas by the
Government "Workers.
WASHINGTON, July 11.—The life-sav
ing bureau has received the following
telegram from Supt. Hitchings at Gal
veston. Tex., who with a force of life
savers has been operating in the flooded
"Have rescued 542 people. Seven to
fifteen feet of water over the cotton and
cane plantations. Some drowned, many
narrow escapes. Have surf boat and
borrowed boat and seven men operating
now under keepers. Water receding."
Possible Ending of a Terrible Ken
tucky Fend.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 11.—Elias Hat
field, the noted desperado, and son of
"Devil Anse" HatfleW, leader of the
Hatfield-McCoy feud that cost 141 lives,
surrendered to Gov. Atkinson, of West
Virginia, in person today, at Gray. Hat
field shot Sheriff Ellis a week ago, and
has been holding off a posse in the Ken
tucky mountains. He sent -word that he
would surrender to Gov. Atkinson only.
Shipwrecked Sailors Spent a Xlgbt
at r Sea.
MACHIAS, Me., July 11.—The crew of
the schooner Ida Hull, which was wreck
ed Sunday night at Cape Island, came up
from Roquebu today and left for Port
land. They spent twenty-four hours (In
a dense fog and a rough sea in an open
boat. - '■}•>'■'
May Be Asked •ta '*■ Tote on Inde
pendence or Annexation.
NEW YORK, July According to a
correspondent at Washington, President
McKinley is ; ■working energetically upon
a plan to submit the question of inde
pendence or annexation to the people of
Cuba. . .; : . \.
— ; "*" ■. —■ ,
Prominent Georgian Killed -by tJn
n Pnrtie*.
LA CROSSB Ga.,fJuly Hon. Henry
Blngletery, representing ..this county in
the lower house, -wa^ assassinated to
night, going from his store to his home
near by. There-is clew to the perpe
trators or their metivea. '■,:-. Mr. Slngletery
I leaves a large familyiT- ■"- : '"'
Four Thousand Sympathisers With
the Union Street Railway Em
ployes Place Obstructions on the
Tracks of the Bis; Consolidated
and Hurl Missiles at the Offend
ing; Crews Until Police Appear.
CLEVELAND, 0., July 11.—The first
car which the Big Consolidated Street
Railway company tried to run with a
non-union crew around the Union street
loop met with trouble this evening.
At the, Erie railway, on Union street*
obstructions were on the track, and when
the conductor, George Welsh, of Grand
Rapids, Mich., got off to remove then>
Who la Now Heir Apparent to the Throne of Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 11.—Three
months' court mourning for the death of
the czarowitch, Grand Duke George of
Russia, brother of the. czar, who died
yesterday of consumption at Abbas? Tu
man, in the Caucasus, has been ordered.
The official mesesnger today publishes an
imperial manifesto worded as follows:
"Our beloved brother, and heir to the
throne, the Grand Duke George Alexan
drovlch, died at Abbas Tuman, June 28
(old style). The illness which attacked
him, might, it was hoped yield to the
treatment initiated and the influence of
the southern climate. But God willed
otherwise. In submitting without a mur
mur to the decree of Providence, we call
our faithful subjects to share our deep
sorrow with us, and to offer fervent pray-
a crowd threw stones at him. He re
gained his car and It went on, but stones
came crashing through the windows, one
of them hitting a woman passenger.
When Harvard street was reached
three cars were found blockaded.. No
violence was offered the union crews on
them by the 4,000 men and boys assem
bled, but when Welsh came along he was
hauled off his car and brutally kicked
and beaten. His life might have been
taken had not the police arrived, their
appearance resulting in the scattering of
the mob.
Welsh was taken to a hospital.
Five Hundred Men it t Mlldale Go
• on a. Strike.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 11—Fivo
hundred coal miners at the Mildale mines
and the mines of the Standard Coal com
pany, at Brockwood, went on strike to
day. They claim the mines are not pay
ing the wage schedule agreed upon at
the convention of July 1.
F. C. Getcbell, Kidnaped When an
Infant, Meets His Mother.
CLEVELAND, 0., July 11.— F. C. Get-"
chell, an Insurance agent living here,
who was kidnaped when an infant, twen
ty-five years ago, and his mother, were
reunited tonight. The mother, Mrs. Em
ma Smith, came from Birmingham, Ala.,
where she was located after a long
search and was met at the train by her
son. ;' v^
Commandex-in-Chief of French
Army to Be Replaced. :
PARIS, July Le Solr declares that
on July 15, following the national fete,
Gen. Jamont, commander-in-chlef and
vice president of the supreme council ol
war, will be replaced by Gen. Brugere,
who was last week appointed military
governor of Paris in succession to Gen.
Zurllnden, removed.
Police Report* Believed to Be Ex
" aggerated.
PARIS, July 11.—It is believed the po
lice reports regarding the royalist plots
are exaggerated. Comte Bonl de Castel—
lano. Paul de Roulede and James Guerin,
the deputy, all deny the statements of
the police concerning them.
Nothing is known here of any con
templated duel between Comte Bonl de
Castellane" and the Prince of Monaco.
The Jatter's residence in Paris is closed
and the whole household is away. '
Weather Forecast for St PauL
Partly Cloudy; Variable Winds.
I—Civil Service Abuses.
Educator* in Session.
Fortunate Bankrupt.
2—Deaf Mute Convention.
Fire Funds Divided.
Edward Ziese Ivllled.
3—Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
Gov. Llnd at La.kevlew. - < <
4— Editorial. "^
Army Appointments.
O— Sporting 1 News.
St. Paul Defeated.
Millers Win.
Bare Knuckle Battle.
G—Market s~~of the World. "
Bar Silver, GO I-4c.
Chicago July Wheat, 71 B—lc.
Stoicks Firm and Higher.
7—News of the Railroads.
Crop Outlook Bright.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
St. Paul Social News.
New City Directory.
Death From Lockjaw.
NEW YORK—Sailed: Phoenicia. Ham
burg; Cymric, Liverpool; Lahn.Bremen,
via Cherbourg and Southampton.
HONG KONG—Arrived: Monmouthshire,
ere for the repose of the soul of our <3e
parted brother.
"Henceforward, and so long as it may
not please God to bless us with a son,
the right of succession of the throne de
volves, according to the precise definition
or the law of succession, upon our be
loved brother, the Grand Duke Michael
Alexandrovich. "Nicholas."
WASHINGTON, July 11.—The president
has sent the following message of condo
lence upon the occasion of the death of
Prince George of Russia:
'To His Imperial Majesty Nicholas 11.,
Czar of Russia, St. Petersburg: I tender
to your majesty in my own name and in
behali of the American people sincere
th??°£ enceif , by, reason °f the affliction
w,f«ci b(\ fallen your majesty and the
Russian nation in the death of your
brother, his imperial highness, the Grand
Duke George. "-William McKlnley."
uth: Empre3s °f
Foresters Honor Members From the
Saintly Citr.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 11.-The su
preme court of the United Order of For
esters, whose membership is confined to
the Northwestern states, adjourned sine
die tonight, to meet in Milwaukee on
the second Monday In July, 1900
The business of today's session con
sisted of completing: the work of revising
the constitution. A finance committee to
consist of three members, to be appointed
by the supreme chief ranger, was decided
upon, and the law committee will be re
tained. Following are the new officers-
Supreme chief ranger, James Schoon
maker, St. Paul; vice supreme ranger
James Kelly, Duluth; supreme secretary
Samuel F. Wolsey, St. Paul; supreme
physician, Dr. R. J. Ough, Chicago; su
preme councillor, R. C. Ormstead, St
Paul; supreme chaplain, Dr. S. T. Rich
mond, St. Paul; supreme director, S. B.
Stone, St. Paul; supreme chief archer, A
E. Wakeham, South Superior; inner
woodward, J. A. Blix, Duluth; outer
woodward, George W. Woolford, Bara
boo. Wis.
The first Eix officers constitute the ex
ecutive council.
; '
Project of Setting Aside Forest
Lands Afraiu Being; . Agitated.
CHICAGO, July 11.—Much interest Is be
ing taken in the project of forming an
organization to secure governmental res
ervation of 7,000,000 acres of forest land in
Minnesota for the purpooe of converting
it into a national park. At a meeting
next week arrangements will be made for
a national meeting to be held here next
month. :'-•/■•
Col. John S. Cooper, one of the prime
movers in the project, has received let
ters and telegrams from many prominent
men interested in forestry, and feels sure
that the efforts of himself and colleagues
will be crowned with success. Among the
letters received is the following from
Gov. Roosevelt, of New York:
"I most cordially approve of your pro
posed plan. Few things have been of bet
teT omen for our future than the care
and labor of the public-spirited men
which has resulted in the creation of our
existing national parks and forest preser
.vations. Minnesota is peculiarly a state
that should have a great forest reserva
tion." :
Late Cznrewiteh of Ruswia ffn« Pri
vately Wedded.
LONDON. July 12.—The late czarewitch,
according to the Paris correspondent of
the Daily News, was privately married,
with his mother'»_ consent. He left no
children* -
For That Reaaotn He Gave Her All
His Worldly Goods and Chattel*—
Creditors Secured ' Judgments
Against Him In Muatiachußetts,
and Mr. Crosby Filed Bankruptcy-
Petitloln In New York.
NEW YORK, July 11.—Albert L. Crosby,
of Brewster, Mass., formerly prominent
and rich, owning the Crosby opera house
and McAvoy Brewing company, was ex
amined In bankruptcy proceedings here
today. In his petition he described his
assets as consisting of a few old clothes.
He lives in a handsome home on Cape
Cod. Mrs. Crosby testified today that she
owns the estate at Brewster, has 1160,000
cash in the bank, mortgages for $160,000
more, real estate valued at $50,000, and
furniture and paintings valued at $12,000,
besides her claim for $50,000 against Mr.
Crosby for advances made by her to him
from time to time. Mr. Crosby said he
had owned nothing since 1875, when he
gave his all to his wife. Since then he has
lived by borrowing from her. They usually
spend the winters abroad, and the sum
mers at Brewster.
The examination was conducted before
Referee Crane. Julius Lehman is trustee
for the alleged bankrupt's property, and
creditors were represented by Judge Wln
field, of Logansport, who Is a state sena
tor, and by Edgar "Fellows, of this city.
Mr. Crosby was on the bond of David
I. Oage, city treasurer of Chicago,who de
faulted in a very large sum. By buying
timber land and making barrels in In
diana, Mr. Crosby contracted debts of
$30,000 in that state. Judgments were ob
tained against him in Indiana, and the
city of Chicago also got judgment for
$500,000. It was found he had no assets.
On examination today he said that he
was very fond of his Becond wife, and
very grateful to her for saving many of
his most valuable paintings at the time
of me fire. Therefore he gave her h:s
property. Real estate, railway and brew- *;
ing stocks were all turned over to her.
He retained only his position as vice pres
ident of the McAvoy Brewing -company,
and in that capacity, as an employe of
a corporation in which he had no interest,
drew a salary of $1,000 a month, and
traveled in Europe. He and his wife re
mained abroad several year*, and were
lost sight of. .
Four years ago Judge Wlnfield, while
spending a summer on Cape Cod, was
taken to Brewster to see some of the
show places there. Among others was the
Crosby art gallery. The name of Crosby
is common there, and did not attract hia
attention, but the chief picture in the
gallery, Biersladt's "In the Yosemlte," is
not common. Judge Wlnfield had seen It
often in Chicago. Being the lawyer of
the Jerelome estate, one of the largest
Crosby creditors, Judge Winfleld imme
diately began suit In Massachusetts, and
secured judgment there against Crosby,
which the supreme court of the state has
recently affirmed. Mr. Crosby then cama
to this city and, claiming residence here,
filed a petition in bankruptcy.
Fortunate Miners Return From the
VICTORIA, B. C, July 11.—The steam
er Queen arrived here with 150 passe
gers, excursionists, returning miners
from Dawson, some disappointed pros
pectors from Atlin and gold variously es
timated at from $350,000 to $1,000,000. The
captain is authority for the latter
amount, the passengers placing the treas
ure at almost any sum between the two
figures given. The Queen left Juneau
Saturday at 7 p. m., making the trip to
Victoria in the quick time of eighty-five
Among the wealthiest men from Daw
son is John Wilkinson, of San Francisco,
who brings 200 pounds of gold dust from
Eldorado and Bonanza. S. T. Hill, a
mining expert from South Africa, return
ed after making a flying trip to Dawson.
He brought out $10,000 in dust.
Charles V. Parker, of Toronto, Can.,
came down on the verge "of death from
consumption and scurvy. He was trans
ferred to an ambulance and taken to a
steamer leaving for Vancouver, in an ef
fort to reach home before he dies.
French Cabinet Wants t« Kno*v
How Facts Became Public.
PARIS, July 11.—At a cabinet meeting
today the minister of the interior confirm
ed the authenticity of the Orleanist in
trigues set forth in the report of the
prefect of police published by the Ga
zette de France yesterday, and an investi
gation will be made in order to find out
how it reached the newspapers.
Mr. Butterfleld, of Minneapolis, Pre
sides at Their Conference.
CHICAGO, July 11.—Thirty five see-l
ing implement manufacturers represent
ing all parts of the country met here to
day. C. L. Butterfleld, of Minneapolis,
presided. The purpose of the gathering
was said to effect an advance in prioes.
Knjjlnnd 'Sends More Men and Guns
to South Africa.
LONDON, July 11.—The Seventy-third
battery of artillery has been ordered to
South Africa, makinar the fifth battery
of field artillery now under orders for
the cape. All the gun carriages of these
batteries are being- painted to match the
local colors. Thirty machine guns were
shipped to the Transvaal today.
Queensland Offers Men aud Gun.s for
South Africa.
BRISBANE, Queensland, July 11.—The
government of Queensland has cabled to
the secretary of state for the colonies,
Mr. Chamberlain, offering 250 mounted
infantry, with a machine gun, for serv
ice in South Africa, in case of hostilities
between Great Britain and the Transvaal.

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