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lllliii IBTBETARY OF TIIK NAVY LONG OS THE ISSUES OF APPROACH ING CAMPAIGN DEFENDS THE ADMINISTRATION ASSUIITS THAT THE CRY OF IM -IJHPKRIAMSM IS NOT FOUNDED O\ FACTS TAKIFF FOR PUERTO RICO War Secretary Endearom to Show 'i'lmt the MeaMure Before Cou urt'itu Would lleneflt the Puerto Ilicans. BOSTON, March £2.-Secretaiy of the Kavy John D. Long was the guest of honor at a banquet at the Middlesex club tonight, which was observed as "veter ans' night." Nearly 200 members of the club were present. Secretary Long »jid; "It is no use to shut our eyes to the fact that a fight is now on. It is no uso to deny that the opposition Is strong, and has grown stronger, as It always grows stronger on the eve of an election. It is no use to deny that there are malcon tents and honest doubters. The honest doubter must be honestly met and hon'St ly answered. He is deserving of the high est respect and the most candid argu m«nt. "It Is true that our territorial acqui sitions have brought most serious prob lems. The Philippines are ours by a most *olemn compact of treaty. They are a!s;> tturs by the acquiescence of the larger part »f the native inhabitants. We are there by rigbt, and we are bound to stay by every duty. No theory confronts us, but a condition. We therefore ask our critics not to spin theories as to what might have been done, but to co-operate with U3 to accept our duty and discharge it. "Here again a judicial mind will dis criminate between the right meaning, be tween unduly apprehensive men, who heartily believe in the specter of imperial ism, and the shrewd leaders of the Dem ocratlo party who are using that term Bimply as a party cry. If they help to bring In Mr. Bryan on the cry of antl lmperlalism, it would no more let the Philippines go than it would part with the collectorship of a custom house. Once in power, the Democrats would immedi ately Bay that the wicked Republicans had fastened these islands upon the coun try, and the only thing to do is to mak* the best of them and the most of them. "The administration is floundering in no uncertainty. It is pursuing a straight forward course to order, and peace, and good government." Mr. Long closed with a brief defense of a tariff for Puerto Rico. CONVENTION PLANS. Republican Committeemen Are Per. fectlng Them. PHILADELPHIA, March 22.—Chairman Manley and H. C. Payne, of the subcom mittee of the Republican national cam paign committee, today definitely approv ed the plans which will transform the main building of the recent national ex position into a suitable hall for the Re publican convention ne.jct June. Senator Hanna did iibt come to town, es was expeoted, Chairman Manley ex plaining that the Puerto Rico bill requir ing all the attention at present. Committeemen Manley and Payne, ac companied by the sergeant-at-arms, vis ited Mayor Ashbrldge at noon, and were In consultation with him for some tim?. Chairman Manley expressed confidence In the mayor's ability to raise the $30,000 re maining due of the $100,000 campaign fund. In speaking of the nomination for vice president, Mr. Manley expressed surprise that Pennsylvania had not put forward a candidate, and suggested that this state could furnish good material. IOWA OPPOSES IT. Official Protest Against Puerto Rico House Bill. DEB MOINES, 10., March 22.—Just bo fore the adjournment of the lower house of the legislature today a resolution was Introduced by Representative Kendall de claring: "That the people of lowa are unalterably opposed to the Puerto Rico tariff bill passed by the lower house of congress." After considerable debate the resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. IN FINANCIAL STRAITS. FiiniuiiN E iilillmliluk House In Hands of Receiver. NEW YORK, March 22.—Justice Bls choff, of the supreme court, today ap poimted J. Hampden Dougherty receiver - for D. Appleton & Co., publishers, on the application of Daniel Pritchard, a stock holder. The bond of the receiver was fixed at $160,000. The liabilities are $1,110,000. The assets consist of stock and outstanding accounts. On Feb. 1 D. Appleton & Co. pave out a balance sheet to the stockholders that ehowed a balance of $3,604,028, including $190,387 cash on hand. The liabilities were given* as the same as the assets. The balance sheet filed today shows the cash on hand about exhausted, while the Item of bills receivable has declined from $1,140,000 to $1,110,000, owing to an account which went by default yeaterday, the firm being unable to meet it. A state ment has been issued by D. Appleton & Co., in which they say: "The present situation is owing not to undue business risk nor to trade losses, but mainly to the fact that through the extension of our business on the install ment contract basis (which contracts amount to fully $200,000 now outstanding and in due course collectable) our capi tal has become inadequate to meet our maturities." The house of D. Appleton & Co. is one of the oldest publishing firms in this country. It began in 1825, in connection •with a dry goods business, which the founder, Daniel Appleton, had developed in Boston. The house was first brought here in 1830. In 1835 William Appleton, the eldest son of the founder, opened its London branch. Other members of the family developed the business, and it continued its growth for many years. The officers of the corporation, as well as the directors, are all members of the Applelon family. W. H. Appleton, who had been president of the company, died last October at the age of eighty-five. FIFTY CENTS ON A DOLLAR. Bank Robbers Compromise on Mex ican Money. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 22.—M. H. flint, postal inspector here, received a telegram today from M. M. Hall, in&uec* S&WZ S&l* l9£ttti (MODI toY of Arizona, saying that the postofflce at Nogaleg was entered by unknown per sons last nigM, who secured $1,500 in Mexican money. There is no clue as far as known to the identity of the rob bers. CRAZED BY CIGARETTES ALLEGED CAUSE OF DEATH OP KELLY BRINSFIELD. ATLANTA, Ga.. March 22.—The body of Kelly Brinsfield. who disappeared sev eral months ago, was found today under the house formerly occupied by him. Brinsfleld, who Is a minister's son, was Bhort several thousand dollars In his ac counts with an Insurance company at the time of his disappearance. The house has been occupied by new tenants ever since Brlnsfleld's young wife re-leased It, and returned to her parents. When Brinsfleld disappeared his father issued a statement of his belief that the young man had been driven crazy by the excessive use of cigarettes. When the body was discovered a half package of cigarettes lay beside him. WERE BLOWN TO ATOMS TWO WORKMEN KILLED BY A POWDBR EXPLOSION. LOUISIANA, Mo., March 22.—The sep arating house at Hercules powder works at Lamotte, ten mlleg north, blew up to day, and Peter Bucks and Edmond Car* ter were blown to atoms. What caused the explosion is not known. CASE IS PECULIAR. Echoes of the Adams Tragedy In Cincinnati. CINCINNATI, 0., March 22.—Coroner Schwab in his verdict In the case In which Charles Adams was killed used the following language: "Charles Adams came to his death from a pistol shot wound of the brain in flioted by Jessie Adams, wife of the de* ceased." Mrs. Adams appeared today in the po lice court and was held to appear be fore the court on April 12 in a bond of $5,000, which was given. A singular circumstance in connection with this case is that the mother of the dead man, Charles Adams, has paid sev eral visits to Mrs. Jessie Adams in the county jail. In one of these, It is said, she assured the woman that she would give her a home in the future. At the lime of the murder, last week, it was stated in these dispatches that the police had Charles Adams under surveillance for frightening messenger boys. That statement was true as to the surveillance. Since the murder the police have pushed the investigation of this matter and have found that not Charles Adams, but another man, wa9 the one who had been intimidating the messenger boys. FACTS POINT TO MURDER IMPROBABLE THAT COL,. BINKER COMMITTED SUICIDE. TOLEDO. 0., March 22.—Important points were brought out as to the death of Col. Bunker yesterday, which Indicate he was murdered and did not commit suicide. In fact yesterday's opinion was largely the hasty conclusion of the cor oner, and that has been flatly contradict ed by medical experts. The most striking evidence is the fact that there are no powder marks about the wound, neither was the flesh or hair singed, as would have been the case had the weapon been used at the close range needed to com mit suicide. HOW IT WAS DONE. Col. Smith Tell* of the Michigan Fraud. LANSING, Mich., March 22.—C01. Har old Smith, formerly assistant quarter master general of the state troops, was on the witness stand most of the day In the trial of ex-inspector Gen. Marsh. Smith testified that, under directions of Quartermaster General White, he wrote the letters which resulted in the sale of the state's clothing to the "Illi nois Supply company" for $10,000. Smith acknowledged that White had told him that this company had been organized to buy the goods; that its bid was to be accepted, and that White had a scheme afoot to buy the goods back again. The $10,500 received from the sale was turned into'the state treasury as received for "se cond-hand military stores and camp equipage." "Witness testified that he afterward ad vertised for bids for furnishing the state with similar military supplies, and that by direction of Gen. White he opened the bids received and gave them to the agent of the Henderson-Ames company, of Kal amazoo, who was thus enabled to bid be low all competitors. This company then sold to the state at a price approximat ing $60,000 what are alleged to be the Identical goods sold away from this city not long previously. BABES BURNED TO DEATH MOTHER WAS NEAR, BIT COILD NOT SAVE THEM. DALLAS, Tex., March 22.—0n Woos ler's plantation In Houston county to day four children of John Borden were burned to death. The mother was a quarter of a mile from the house when she saw the flames, but could not get home in time to save the children. Indiana Republican Delegated. LAFAYETTE. Ind.. March 22.—Tenth district Republicans met in convention and selected Oreorge P. Haywood, of Tlp peoanoe, and A. Murray Turner, of Lake county, delegates to the national Repub lican convention. Hon. Eli Stanpbury, of Warren county, was chosen presidential elector. BRAVE AMERICAN GIRL Teaches a Naples Thief a Lesson He Will Not Forget, NAPLES. March 22.—Today a thief attempted to rob two Ameri can ladies, Mrs. and Miss Burges, of Boston, who were leaving a shop. He seized the purse of Miss Burges, whereupon she seized him by the throat, threw him to the ground, recovered her property and then calmly commanded him to be off. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1900. If 111 ■ SIR. FRICK < Alt 11 IKS HIS POINT WITHOUT AN APPEAL TO THE UW DETAILS OF THE COMPROMISE MEANS NEW CORPORATION WITH CAPITAL, OF TWO HODREO BULLIONS IHON-CLAD CONTRACT IS OFF Mr, Frick Declines to Dl«cn«i Do tails of (be Settlement—All Paortlea to Controversy Seem Pleased. PITTSBURG, Pa., March 22.—The Car negie Steel company, limited, becomes a Btcck company, with a capital variously estimated at $200,000,000 to $::.0,000,000, the famous ironclad agreement is wiped out, all litigation between the partners in the Carnegie company is dropped, and H. C. Frlck, the former president of the conu pr.ny, virtually secures all he has com tended for. These facts are embodied in an au thorized statement issued tonight by the Carnegla Steel company, limited. The Atlantic City conference resulted in an agreement signed by all the parties In terested, except Mr. Frlck and John Walker, the latter the principal plaintiff In the suit against the H. C. Frlck Coke company. The document reached Pitts burg today, and after a comparatively brief conference between the two gen tlemen was signed by both of them. Today President C. M. Schwab Is given the credit for effecting this amicable ar rangement. From the first he was op posed to allowing the contentions be tween the partners to reach the courts." Unable to prevent this after the litiga tion began, he bent his energies towards securing a settlement that would be sat isfactory to all the parties. He pre sented a number of propositions, but one after another they were rejected until he advocated the organization of a stock company, the capital to be based upon the value of the company's prop erties and its earning capacity. On the basis of $250,000,000 capitaliza tion of the new company, Mr. Carnegie's holdings, BSMj per cent, will be worth $146,250,000; Henry Phipps Jr.'s interest, 11 per cent, $27,500,000, and H. C. Frick'a 6 per cent will stand him $15,000,000. George Luder owna 4 per cent, and President C. M. Schwab 3 per cent. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. The Carnegie Steel company and the H. C. Frick Coke company authorized the following statement: "The partners of the Carnegie Steel company. Ltd., and the stockholders of the H. C. Frick Coke company, have agreed upon a plan of reorganization, vesting the ownership and control of said companies in one company, to be in corporated under the law of New Jer sey. "The effect of the proposed reorganiza tion will be to terminate the equity pro ceedings Instituted against the Carnegie Steel company, Ltd., and the H. C. Frick Coke company. "The articles of association of the Car negie Steel company, Ltd., as a partner ship organization, expire by limitation April 1, 1901, but the change contemplat ed will be effected before that date, as the future form of organization has been under consideration for some time, and the plan is now about fully matured. The corporate form for the large and grow ing business has been determined upon in preference to the limited partnership organization for its obvious advantages. The objection to the corporate organiza tion has been overcome, a way having been found by which deserving employes can be Introduced and received into the company from time to time upon ex actly the same terms as others have been admitted In the past. "All the various interests, Including the H. C. Frick Coke company, will re main as now under Pennsylvania char ters, the steel company taking a Penn sylvania corporate charter instead of re newing its articles of limited partnership. "As no charter can be obtained under the laws of Pennsylvania under which all the various departments and interests of the Carnegie companies can be consol idated, it will be necessary to obtain a charter under the laws of New Jersey, which will enable the control of the in terests concerned wherever situated in any state or territory of the Union. Other powers are also obtained which are essential to a concern whose spheres of operations have grown to embrace the mines and the markets of the world with railroads and fleets, something never contemplated when Pennsylvania's re stricted laws were adopted. "The stocks and bonds of the new cor poration, instead of being offered to the public, as once contemplated, are taken by the present owners themselves. The basis of the corporation proposed last year has been agreed to by all the par ties, and will be adopted, rendering new negotiations unnecessary, but this is a matter of no public concern, since no re sponsibilities to the public whatever are incurred. It concerns the owners alone. "The new company absorbs the stock of the coke company, and thus all of the coke company's stockholders become stockholders of the new concern, includ ing Mr. Frirk, whose interest in the steel compa/iy will be thus protected, which is satisfactory to all parties, the con trolling partners expressing no desire to gain pecuniarily by their recent action. "Mr. Carnegie has given to President C. M. Schwab his proxy to act as required, and Mr. Schwab will continue as the executive head of the new company." PROPERTIES INCLUDED. The properties to be included in the reorganization of the Carnegie Steel company, limited, and allied interests are the following: The Carnegie Steel company, limited, owning the Edgar Thomson works, Bessemer, Pa., including Edgar Thomson blast furnaces, Edgar Thomson foundry, Edgar Thomson Steel works; the Duquesne works, Duquesne, Pa., including Duquesne blast furnaces and Duquesne Steel works; the Home stead Steel works, Manholland Home stead, Pa., including Bessemer steel de partment, open hearth steel department, armor plate department and thirteen fin ishing mills; the Carrie blast furnaces, Rankln, Pa.; the Upper Union mills, Pittsburg, Pa.; the Lower Union mills, Plttsburg-, Pa.; the Larimer Coke works, Larimer, Pa.; the Youghiogheny Coke works, Douglas, Pa.; the Carnegie Nat ural Gas company, the Youghiougheny Water company, the Mount Pleasant Water company, tlu> Trotter Water com pany, the Union Railroad company, the Slackwatcr Railroad company, the Youghiogheny Northern Railroad com pany; the Plttsburg, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad company; all the coal and coke property of the H. C. Frlck Coke company in Fayette #nd West Moreland counties, Pennsylvania, Including 40,000 acres of unmined coal, 20,0000 acres of surface lines, 11,000 coke ovens, 2,500 rail road cars and 3,600 dwellings; the Pltts burg & Conneaut Dock company, 43.56 per cent of the capital stock of the Pennsyl vania & Lake Erie Dock company; one fourth of the capital stock of the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio Dock com pany; the Oliver Iron Mining company; all of the stock of the Pioneer Iron com pany, 89.3 per cent of the stock of tne Lake Superior Iron company, 98 per cent of the stock of the Security Land and Exploration company, one-half of the capital stock of the Pewabic company; the Pittsburg Limestone company, lim 'ted; the Pittsburg Steamship company, Including all of its vessel property, etc., eleven steamships and two barges, with a carrying capacity of 1,500,000 tons per annum. TALKS WITH PRINCIPALS. Mr. Frlck refused to discuss the plane of the reorganized company in detail when questioned by an Associated Press representative this evening. He said that the arrangements entered into were satis factory to him, or he would not have signed the agreement.. When asked what would be the value of the stock he would control in the organized company, Mr. Frlck replied that It was Impossible at present to answer that question, as the capitalization of the new company had not yet been determined. He would, like all other stockholders, be given stock in the new proportionate with the percen tage he held In the limited partnership concern. When asked about the "iron clad," Mr." Frlck smiled and said that nothing of the kind could legally exist under an incorporated stock company, so he was giving the matter no concern. The ex-chalrman refused positively to discuss the matter further, Baying that all the Information necessary for publication had been sent out by the company's press agent. President C. M. Son-waft, who will be the head of the big combination, was met In the Carnegie building Immediately after the stockholders' meeting. He was Jubilant over the happy turns affairs had taken. When questioned as to the capi talization of the reorganized 1 company, Mr. Schwab said that was a matter for future consideration. The first step only had been taken, he said, and there were many details to be arranged before the organization was complete. Secretary A. M. Moreland, of the Car negie Steel company, said that "the capi talization of the new Carnegie Bteel com pany has not yet been determined, conse quently I cannot tell what will be the value of Mr. Frick's share." "Will Mr. Frick receive 512,000,000 in stock?" "Yes, fully that amount, If not more." "Will there be any agreement Bimilar to the famous 'iron-clad' entered Into by Mr. Carnegie and his fellow stockhold ers?" "Certainly not. Under the rules of" tire charter to be granted, a-st«MsWioldwi.TClaii». Ing to sell out his interest can do so whenever he secures a purchaser. He is free to dispose of his interest to the per son or persons paying the highest price for the same." AWFUL CRIME OF A NEGRO MURDERS A MOTHER AND FIVE OF HER CHILDREN. RALEIGH, N. C, March 22.—A negro, Tom Jones, commonly known in the coun try as "Preacher Jones," this morning murdered Ella Jones and her oldest daughter Ida, and 'Chen set fire to the beds in which lay the bodies of his vie« tims and four sleeping children, ranging in years from a babe 1 month old to the largest boy, who was not more than five years old. The crime was committed at Garners, a little town five mllea east of here, and the work was done with an axe. The murderer, according to the Btory of lit tle seven-year-old Laura Jones, who es caped with her younger sister, deliber ately struck the mother four times and then made two cuts into the body of the oldest child. He then fired the house, and it was completely destroyed. The body of Ella Jones and that of Ida, the thirteen-year-old child, were burned be yond recognition: The dead are: Ella Jones, the mother, aged thirty-two; Ida Jones, thirteen years old; Josie Jones, five years; Nancy, three years; Eva Jone^, two years. An unknown babe, one month old. The two girls who escaped were Laura Jones, seven years old, and Sid Jones, four years. When the people heard the story of the murder they went to Jones' house to arrest him. They found his clothes still bore stains of fresh blood and that his hands were covered with blood. FOUGHT IN COURT BOOM. Misa Ilorlocker'* Attorney Asks Some Leading: Questions. HASTINGS, Neb., March 22.—1n the Uorlocker poisoning case tcday evidence was introduced to show that Miss Hor locker sent the poisoned candy to Mrs. Morey, and to the effect that she had purchased arsenic of two different drug- Kists. Mr. Morey, husband of the woman to whom the candy .was sent, was put on the stand. The attorney for the defend ant, R. A. Batty, asked several questions as to whether witness had kissed the de fendant and otherwise made love to her. The court sustained an objection to the questions. When Morey left the stand he struck at Batty. A mix-up ensued, but the combatants were separated be fore any serious damage was done. COMING TO MINNESOTA. Finns to Seek Home* in the United State*. PHILADELPHIA. March 22—The Rod Star line steamship Switzerland, which has arrived here from Antwerp, brought nearly 200 Finns, w? ; ; are said to bs the first of many thous.i'tls fleeing from the cruelty of the government of the czar of Russia. The party will locate In Minnesota, lowa and Montana. They claim that the czar, instead of appointing Finns to govern the country, has put in Russians, who have dealt harshly with all, especially the very poor. Rather than submit, It Is said, there is to be a general exodus to the United States, and certain districts where the land is owned by the royal family are being depopulated. Cossacks were stationed on the frontier to prevent the Finns' departure, but they crossed the border at unsuspected points and reached Belgium, whence they sailed for_thls country. _ Florida Democratic Convention. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 22.—The Democratic state executive committee met here today and named June 19 as the da-te of the state convention, and Jack sonville as the place. - 10 BE 1 ■ TRIALiS OF GrOraBEX, ASSASSINATION SUSPECTS MAY BRING ON A BATTLE W FORCE CF MILITIAMEN THEY ARE UNDER THE ORDERS OF GOV. BDCKHAM, AT KEN TUCKY CAPITAL WILL BE AT COURT HOUSE Public I« to Be Excluded From the Henriuyps—Hum era of Oominv of Aimed ( Itlicena Cnu*es Mncli 1 nea«liif«ti. FRANKFORT, Ky., March 22.—State troops, recognizing Democratic Gov. Beckham, are in possession of the county court house and jail tonight and will do military duty here under orders from Gov. Beckham during the examining trials of Republican Secretary of State Caleb Powers, Capt. John W. Davis and •W. H. Culton, which are set for hearing before Judge Moore tomorrow. The mil itary is also reinforced by seventy-five special deputy sheriffs, who were sworn In by the civil authorities this afternoon. The Lexington company of militiamen, under- Capt. Longmlre, arrived here at 6:15 o'clock. The men were drawn up in regular marching order at the station and marched to the court house. The sidewalks along the way were well filled with people, and the troops were cheered by Beckham adherents at various points. The line of march did not pass the state house square, where Gov. Taylor's sol diers are quartered, and the dual militia did not come face to face. Longroire if ll> ™^ ' > vLy UNCL.E SAM—BACK UP AND GET IN THE ROAD AGAIN. * —Chicago Inter Ocean (Rep.). marched at the head of his company, carrying a revolver, while each of the men carried two guns. It is understood practically the entire contents of the Lexington armory were" brought here. The Indications are tonight that the trial of some one of the defendants will be entered upon tomorrow. County At torney Polsgrove said tonight that all of the subpoenas for commonwealth wit nesses had been served, and unless some of the most important witnesses fail to come the trials will be commenced. The commonwealth will demand that the defendants be arraigned separately. County Judge Moore thia afternoon is sued an order to Sheriff Suter directing him to exclude everybody from the court house tomorrow, except attorneys, wit nesses and members of the press. There has been no confirmation here of rumors that armed bodies of citizens from the mountain section are coming to Frankfort, and the rumor is not general ly credited. CLASH FEAREE). An authorized statement on behalf of Col. David G. Colson was given out this morning, in which It Is stated that he knows nothing of the alleged confessions of Sergeant F. W. Golden or Berry How ard. It was claimed Colson had been talking secretly with the prosecution and had been instrumental In securing a confession from Berry Howard, who is his close friend. Gov. Beckham has issued orderß to various companies of the state guard to report here tonight for the purpose of protecting the court house and jail dur ing the examining trials tomorrow. As sistant Adjutant General Murray Is In Lexington today, and Is said to have car ried orders to Capt. Longmire's com pany. Longmlre and his m-en recognize Beckham as governor. It Is understood that companies from Louisville and also the Third regiment, which Is In South ern and Western Kentucky, are among the troops ordered out, and are. expected to arrive here tonight. Gov. Beckham's orders were issued se cretly, after a conference with Adjt. Gen. Castleman last night, and it is not known whether Gov. Taylor will order his soldiers to go to the court house also. If he should take similar action a clash is feared. A telegram dated from a town In the mountain section says many friends of Powers and Culton, who are from that section, are organizing to come here to morrow to attend the trials. IMPORTANT WITNESSES. CORBIN, Ky., March 22.—Last night Sheriff Rees, of Knox county, summoned as witnesses In the Goebel murder case Misses Ella Smith, Jane Catron and Lix- zie Matthews, of Barboursville, who are alleged to have heard John Powers make the remark that if some one did not kill Goebel he would. They will appear as witnesses against Powers tomorrow. PRICE TWO CENTSH ?M'?SS^ BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul. Fair; Colder. I-I-oiD? Sound* an Alarm. Frlek-Ciirueglu Settlement. Kentucky Gets Warlike. Trouble Among Boers. 'I— ln the Political Field. Chief Joseph In Town. B—Minneapolis Matters. Northwest News. 4—Editorial. AVa«litiiKtuu Goaslp. s^-Sportlng Nerws. Winners at Dog Show. c—Popular Want*. News of Railroad*. 7—Markets of World. Chicago May Wheat, 65 5-Bc. Bar Silver, 50 7-Bc. Stocks Stronger. B—ln the Labor World. St. Paul Social News. Family Skeleton Drawn O-ut# OCEAN LIKERS. NEW YORK—Arrived: Darmstadt.Brem en; California, Naples. Sailed: La Gascogne, Havre; H. H. Meier. Brem en. SOUTHAMPTON—Arrived: St. Paul.New York. VLADIVOSTOCK-Arrlved: Ness. Port land, Or. QUEENSTOWN-Arrived: Ultonia, Boa ton for Liverpool; Waesland, Philadel phia for Liverpool. Sailed: Germanic, from Liverpool, New York. PLYMOUTH — Arrived: Pretoria, New York for Hamburg, and proceeded. TODAY IN ST. PAUL. METROPOLITAN—VioIa Allen in "The Christian," 8 p. m. GRAND — Frederick Warde in "The Duke's Jester," 8 p. m. Palm Garden—vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. Bench show, Northwestern Kennel club, Ryan Annex, 9 a. m. Summit lodge, A. F. & A. M., meets, Masonic hall. Laurel avenue. Democratic primaries, 5 to 7 p. m. Charter commission meets, city hall, 8 p. m. Midway Lodge No. 185. A. F. & A. M., meets. Masonic hall. Hamline. GOVERNOR TO PEOPLE. Calling of Troop* to Frankfort Is Explained. FRANKFORT, Ky., March 22.—Demo cratic Gov. Beckham issued the following address tonight explaining his action in calling out the troops: "To the People of Kentucky: In the present crisis which exists in our state I feel it my duty to explain to you my position, and to outline the policy which I intend to pursue in the earnest effort to restore peace, quiet and order to our commonwealth. It was the policy of my distinguished and lamented predecessor to conduct this contest, which has so much agitated our people, in a way to com mend his course to all law-abiding and conservative people of the state. That policy I have, to the beat of my ability, also pursued, and intend to continue in the same line. In calling out the militia to protect the courts in Frankfort, I wish to say that no one is more averse to military rule than I am. I believe It should be the last resort that any official should use, and I lament the necessity that requires It at this time. As your chief executive It is my desire and In tention always to rely more upon the law than upon the bayonet, and I prefer to be supported more by the strong com mon sense and patriotism of our law abiding people than by any military power whatever. Every honest citizen should submit without opposition to the control of the constituted authorities and to the courts, the great safeguards of liberty. "The civil authorities of Franklin coun ty have presented to me a statement of facts which shows that a condition of lawlessness is threatened here with which they are unable to deal, and they have called upon me for assistance. I have, In compliance with their appeal, ordered here certain state troops to place themselves completely under the author ity of the sheriff of the county, with in structions that they shall assist him In protecting the court of this county from threatened intimidation, as well as to protect the prisoners who are tried by that court on tomorrow. These troops shall be strictly under the control of the civil authorities In preserving order and In protecting the dignity of the court, that justice may be done to all parties. "I regret exceedingly the necessity that requires such action, and that there should be any who should seek to Inter fere with the action of the judicial tri bunals in our state, but the condition exists, and I must meet H. When the situation Is such In your capital city, when the judges in your courts and others need protection from personal bodily harm and threatened interference with their action, then I deem it my duty as governor of the commonwealth to give them such protection as they may need. Such Is the situation here now, and I intend that so far as I have the poVer to protect the courts in my earn est efforts to uphold the law and pro tect the constituted tribunals. I call upon the law-abiding citizens of the common wealth to aid me, not by physical force, but by moral force. "We have placed our case in the hands of the law. Let no act of violence or lawlessness be committed anywhere, and let our people who have shown such patience ana conversatlsm heretofore continue to show It. My great trust and reliance is In the strong common sense and Integrity of the people of our stare, and, trusting In that, I believe that out of our present difficulty there will soon come peace, order and restoration of the law. —"J. W. C. Beckham, "Governor of Kentucky." Mini PRESIDENT KRIGBR ISSUES PIIO CLAMATION ANNEXING FREES STATE TO TRANSVAAL PRESIDENT STETS DEMURS SENDS FORTH COUNTER-PROCLA MATION DECLARING FREE STATE IS INTACT BUMORS AS TO MAFEKIKG Again Persistently Stated In London That the Place Has Been Re lieved—Alleged Boer Vic tory Discredited. A special correspondent of the Times at Bloemfontein, telegraphing Thursday, says: "Yesterday Mr. Krug«v issued a proclamation annexing the Free State to the Transvaal. Mr. Steyn immediately i**ueid a counter-pro clamation declaring the Free State intact.'' RELIEF OF MAFEKING. LONDON, March 23.—A«ain there U persistent rumor that Mafeklng has been relieved. It la even asserted that the war office has received a dispatch positively announcing the relief, but the publica tion of It ie withheld until theTe Is no possibility of mistake. The war office declares there Is no confirmation of tjbe rumor, and that no fresh news on the subject is at hand. No attention is paid In any quarter to the wild Boer rumors of a Boer victory over Gen. Gatacre, which Is only de signed to revive the drooping spirits of the burghers. It seems certain* that Mafeking's only chance lies in relief from the column supposed to be advancing from the south, or that Col. Baden-Powell Is strong enough to make a sortie and capture the Boer gunß when Commandant Sny man shall have withdrawn a great por tion of his force to oppose Col. Plumer. The general trend of news to the Brit ish continues satisfactory. No news is received of Gen. Buller's movements, but it Is believed he is again advancing oa the enemy. There is a report from Lourenzo Mar ques that Pretoria is prepared to stand a siege of two years, and that the Boer women, frantic at the losses to Boer arms, are entreating to be allowed to shoot the British officers imprisoned at Pretoria. It is also announced from the Transvaal capital that the Italian government has declined to intervene. BOERS ARE SURPRISED. A dispatch to the Dally News from Springfontein, dated Wednesday morn- Ing, March 21, says: "Gen. Gatacre and his staff are still here. He is most strict regarding the pri vate property of the Boers. Some Kaffirs who had looted Boer farms have been tried and severely punished, to the great astonishment and gratllication of the Boer residents." The Daily News has the following from Bloemfontein, dated Wednesday: "It is reported that Mr. Kruger and Mr. Steyn will meet at Kroonstadr, In the Orange Free State, on April 4, to discuss the future programme. The feel ing betweeh the Transvaal and Free State is very bitter." The Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, telegraphing Thursday, says: "Sir Charles Warren's division is em barking at Durban for East London, Cape Colony." METHUEN CHARGE*). Replying in the house of commons today to answer a question on th« subject of Gen. Lord Methuen and his alleged dis agreements with the officers of his col umn, which have caused considerable scandal, the parliamentary secretary for the war office, George Wyndham, declar ed no charge had been brought against Gen. Methuen by Col. Gough or any oth er officer. Col. Gough, he ridded, has been informed that an inquiry would lie held into his case. Col. Gough is alleged to have been ordered home by Gen. Me thuen, after declining to obey a commanl issued by the latter, and the colonel de manded a trial by court-martial. RUMORS AND OPINIONS. A dispatch to the Morning Post from Bloemfontein, dated March 22, says: "A dispatch runner says the enemy,after repeated dissensions, has withdrawn from Brantford southward. He thinks it un likely the Boers will make a stand any where south of the Vaal. I cannot per sonally confirm this." Spencer Wilkinson, reviewing the gen eral field of operations in the Morning Post, says: "The rumors of Boer victories are not worth much, but they may serve to re mind us that for a day or two there has been so specific account of Gen. Gatacre's movement. It is probable his force is moving on the east side of the railway. "Interest in Maf eking increases in acuteness. Commandant Snyman evi dently writes highly colored dispatchts, which seems a pity, for his tactics are sound. "Lord Roberts is not likely to let the Boer army escape him, and he is paus ing so as to insure, when he next moves, the mobility and handiness of all his col umns. By this time he has taken the measure of all his generals and troops, and there is not likely to be any such failure of execution as occurred during the march on Bloemfontein. He will be directing th© movements of two, If not three armies, and the result will probably greatly astonish the Boers." Winston Churchill, telegraphing from Ladysmlth Thursday, pleads for mercy in dealing with rebels. He says: "We must not try for our pound of flesh. No real conqueror ever lost by clemency, either In this world or in the next. We have by no means a monopo ly of right In this quarrel, and our Afri can record does not entail on us to judge harshly." CANNOT INTERFERE. THE HAGUE, March 22.—After mature deliberation, the government has dis patched a reply to Presidents Steyn and Kruger, regretting that it was unable to comply with their request for interven tlon In the South African war, after the formal declaration of the British govern ment that Intervention would not be ac cepted. It was added, however, that the government of the Netherlands would al ways be ready to support steps tending to the restoration of peace. FREE STATERS DECLINE. ALIWAL NORTH, Cape Colony, March 22.—Commandant Olivier left Smlthfield two hours before the British scouts ar rived. He succeeded in inducing only about 150 men to accompany htm, mostly insurgent colonists. The Free S aters Continued on Fourth Page,