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OF THE CITY OF ST. PAUL. VOL. XXIV.-NO. 47. i it i a MO VOTE ON SHIP SUBSIDY BILL WILL BE TAKEN IN THE SENATE TALE TOLD BY MR. TELLER »OT HALF THE REPUBLICAN MEM BERS ARE IX FAVOR OF THE JIEASIRE HOUSE WASTED A DAY'S TIME Cliairman ( annon. of (lie Appropria tions Committee. Filibustered Awalnst Consideration of Private Claims. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.—That the op position to the shipping bill in the sen nit- vi ill not permit a vote to be taken (Mi the measure at the present session was made clear during the closing hour <>f today's session. For se\eral days it lias been evident that it would be diffi cult to »-am unanimous consent to take a vote upon the measure, but not until late today was the Crank assertion made lhai a vote could not be had. At the con clusion of several hours' consideration nf the bill, Mr. Toiler (Col.) announced his purpose to prevent a vote at this ses- Bion. In an impassioned speech he de clared that he would not consent to any agreement to vote, and that it must be j\ •.":« vil to the advocates of the bill thac imp vote could be had. The statement by the Colorado senator elicited a sharp re sponse from Mr. Aldrich <R. L), who in sisted that despite the declaration of .Mr. Teller the business of the senate would proceed in accordance with the wishes of the majority. Mr. Teller's statement also drew the fire of Mr. Chandler (X. H.», who asserted that the position of the opposition was prepos terous. Mr. Hanna (O.) replied to Mr. Teller in a forceful speech, in the course of which he became impassioned in his denunciation of the methods employed by the opposition to defeat the measure. The advocates, he said, were honestly endeavoring to advance the best inter ests of the country and he resented the insinuations against their honesty of purpose. Prior to these remarks, Mr. Perkins (CaL) delivered an eloquent and forceful speech upon the bill, which at tracted much attention. He supported the idea of giving subsidies to American vessels, but pointed out what he believed to be defects in the pending measure. He attacked especially the provision for the admission of foreign-built ships. During the day the agricultural ap propriation bill was passed, after being under discussion for nearly four days. Rev. J. J. Dolliver, of Fort Dodge. 10., the venerable father of Senator Dolliver," pronounced the invocation at the open ing of today's session of the senate. A resolution authorizing the Indian committee of the senate, during the re cess, to visit Indian reservations anJ Indian schools was adopted. Other Tills were passed, as follows: Appropriating $20,000 for the purpose of a replica of the bronze equestrian statue of Gen. George Washington by Daniel Chester French and Edward C. Potter, to be erected in Washington, D. C.; de claring a branch of the Mississippi river, opposite the city of La Crosae, Wis., and known as "west channel," to be (innav igable, and that said city be relieved of the necessity of maintaining a draw bridge over said channel. TELLER TK-LS THE TRUTH. Mr. Aldrich in cnarge of the shipping bill, asked unanimous consent that all amendments to the shipping bill be voted upon without further delay, the votes to be taken immediately. "The senator from Rhode Island," said Mr. Teller (Col.), "knows just as well as 1 do that he is not going to get a vote upon this bill. He knows that it is going to be debated until the c-nd of the ses sion. He knows that he can't get a vote ■without unanimous agreement and there is no hope of an agreement." Mr. Aldrich replied that he had enter tained strong hope of securing a vote upon the bill at the present session. He had never heard until this moment that a vote could not be had upon the bill. "Well," said Mr. Teller, "the senator has not been here for a few days and he probably has not heard what I have beard." The Colorado senator said there were propositions in the measure that would afford a month's debate. He expressed his opinion that quite half the Repub lican majority in the senate was opposed to the bill. Two or three Republican sen ators, he said, had expressed the hope, in his presence, that no agreement to take a vote on the measure would be reached. "In all my experience here," said Mr. 1\ Hi r, "there has never come a bill into the senate that carries on its face such evidences of jobbery and I think 1 can show that to the satisfaction of the sen ate.'' The senators from Maine (Frye) and from Ohio (Hanna) don't expect to carry this bill at the present session. After adverting to the possibility that the people of Cuba might send to con gress the constitution under which they propose to operate and to the likelihood that this would .create considerable dis cussion, Mr. Teller said that so far as he was concerned he had made up his mind that the subsidy bill could not be passed. He believed that it was kept be fore the Benate tor the purpose of push ing aside other business in order that there would be an excuse for an extra session to consider those subjects and in cidentally to pass the shipping bill. He said that the Spooner amendment to the army bill would require and would re ceive ample discussion and he believed that the .Cuban question would be brought to the senate's atention. OLEO BILL, COMING UP. As a result of the deliberations of the Benate steering committee today the oleo margarine bill will probably be called uj> in the senate tomorrow to the temporary displacement of the ship subsidy bill. but it is not expected there will be an effort i" keep the bill before the stn-ate beyond tomorrow, if it fails to be actec 1. Upon tin n. There is everg reason to belli ye it will fail. Indeed there is a quite general understanding that after tomorrow there will be very little con sideration given to any measure except appropriation bills and conference re ports. The river and harbor bill, it is now understood, will be. reported next week. All the appropriation bl.ls to come carry large appropriations, and Borue <■! them more or less general leg lVi.ation. There is considerable pressure ill the friends of the subsidy bill to withdraw it, but so far they have de clined to yield, taking the position that it was more desirable to have the bill defeated by Democratic antagonism than have It voluntarily withdrawn. HOUSE WASTED ITS TIME. Under the leadership of Mr. Cannon. chairman of the appropriations commit tee, a long filibuster consumed the time Of the house today. Mr. Cannon desired the house to proceed with the sundry __^^^_ i . j j • • i i .civil appropriation bill, was caught nap ping by the Democrats who desired to de vote the day to the consideration of pri vate claims. It vas the last day under the rules which coo'd be devoted to claims at this congress and notices had been sent out yesterday asking the Dem ocrats to be in their seats today. As a result Mr. Cannon was outwitted, but he kept up the light all day, forcing roll calls for three hours, and later filibus tering in committee of the whole, ani winding up by making the point of no quorum against two small bills favor ably acted upon in committee. The net result was that the whole day was wasted. FIGHT FOR LIFE ON TOP OF A BOX CAR BRAKEMAN BENNETT BEATEN NEARLY TO DEATH INSIDE CHICAGO CITY LIMITS. CHICAGO, Feb. 15.—0n top of a box car at the rear end of a rapidly moving train, "William J. Bennett, a brakeman, save battle to two highwaymen last night. One of the bandits had a revol ver. With that one Bennett clinched. They rolled and tumbled about together on the top of the swaying car, each en ucavoring to hurl the other from the tr;iin. After a desperate struggle Bennett suc ceeded in getting his adversary in a po sition where he was able to throw him irom the car without going with him. At that juncture the confederate of the robber with the revolver came into ac tion. He saved his companion, and in a scuffle with the brakeman struck him from behind with a billy and rendered him unconscious. Angered because of his narrow escape the robber who had been worsted then set upon Bennett, and as he lay helpless pounded him mercilessly over the heu.l and face with tne butt of his revolver, inflicting a dozen wounds and knocking out several of his victim's teeth. After searching Bennett and securing a small sum of money and a silver watch it is supposed that the robbers jumped from the train and made their escape. The assault took place on a train on the Lake Shore tracks, between Forty-third and Fifty-first streets. Bennett did not recover his senses until the train reached Englewood. There the train was moving slowly, and with blood streaming from his wounds Bennett climbed down the side of the car and fell from the train into the arms of Tardmaster Flaws. The injured man was taken to the Ensiewood Union hos pital. AS A SHIELD FOR OTHERS CAPT. CARTER SAYS HE WAS WRONGFULLY SEAT TO JAIL. LEAVENWOTtTH, Kan., Feb. 15.—Ex- Capt. Oberlin M. Carter, U. S. A., serving a sentence in the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, for defrauding the gov ernment on harbor contracts, today suf fered another defeat in his attempt to se cure release. Judge Hook, in the United States district court, refused to release the prisoner on bail, and ordered that he be remanded to the penitentiary to await the action of the United States su preme court on the appeal in his habeas corpus case. Judge Hook held in sub stance that the judgment of the court martial was final unless set aside by the supreme court of the United States. Before being taken back to the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth this after noon, Carter issued the following state ment: "I am absolutely innocent. 1 was mistakenly condemned by a mil itary tribunal which had no power to compel the testimony of civilian wit nesses simply on a majority vote, for an alleged civil offense, which the ablest engineers of America, both civil and mil itary, declare clid not exist. When Sena tor Edmunds iippointed by the prosecu tion to review the proceedings in my case declared that illegal evidence was admit ted in my trial, but that, nevertheless I was not proven guilty of the only of fense of which I now stand condemned and it tlnis became known that the ver dict of the military tribunal was a mis take. a man was employed by the prose cution to conduct a secret investigation. Ihus, while 1 v.as led to balieve that my case was again being passed upon judici ally, I was in fact being tried in secret on matter not before the military tri bunal, not taken In my presence and since proven false. I pleaded for a trial In a court of justice, but I was informed that interests higher than mine migltt suffer by the disclosure of the incidents attending my persecution, and I was im prisoned, where it was known I was pow erless to compel a trial." WASHINGTON NOTES. An amendment to the sundry civil ap propriation bill, appropriating $500,000 for the construction of a telegraphic cable to Hawaii, was offered in the senate by Mr Perkins. The meeting of the cabinet was devoid of public interest. The members remain ed in session less than an hour and transacted no business. Secretaries Hay and Hitchcock were not present at the meeting. The house committee on naval affairs reported favorably on the senate joint resolution giving bronze medals to the of ficers and men on the North Atlantic squadron participating in the battle of Santiago bay. Representative Wilson, of Idaho from the house committee on arid lands, filed a favorable report upon the bill to ex tend the provisions of the Carey act In definitely. This act passed in 1895. gave to each of the arid land states. 1,00;) 000 acres of land upon condition that the state would reclaim them within teii years. Delegate Wilcox, of Hawaii, scored a distinct triumph in securing a unanimous vote of the house committee on election No. 1, confirming his right to a seat \n the house of representatives, and holding that the charges filed against him were not sufficient to warrant his removal. The special committee on the Louisiana exposition authorized Chairman Tawney next Monday to move the passage of thS .St. Louis exposition bill under suspen sion of the rules. Speaker Henderson lias agreed to recognize Mr. Tawney to make this motion. An amendment to the sundry civil ap propriation bill was reported from the committee on mines and mining, author ising the application of a part of the proceeds of the sale of public lands to the establishment and support of schools devoted to the teajhing of mining and metallurgy. Senator McComas is making an effort to secure a compromise which will per mit confirmation of the president.l; nom inations advancing various officers of Ad miral Sampson's fleet for meritorious con fiuct during the Spanish war. He sug gests that all but Sampson ard Schley be confirmed and that congress pass a resolution creating the grade of vice ad miral, with the understanding that these two officers be given the position. The conferees of the senate and house have reached a partial agreement on the Indian appropriation bill. The important articles upon which the committee will report a disagreement are those pertain ing to the S;in Carlos dam in Arizona, allowing prospecting on Indian reserva tions, making final the decision of the Dawes commission for the enrollment in ]rd:an territory when approved by the secretary of the interior and the Sisse ton and Wahpeton claims provision. Orders from the navy department direct Rear Admiral Rogers to heist his flag on the cruiser New York on the ISth inst.. and proceed to the Asiatic station, where he will relieve Admiral Kempf as senior squadron commender at that station: Admiral Kempf will remain on duty at that station as junior squadron com mander. The New York will proceed to Asia by way of the Mediterranean sea and the Suez canal. SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1901. IB I NO I OOM PAUL KRI'GBR COMMENTS BIT TERLY ON HIS RECEPTION IN EUROPE "WILL NO ONE ARBITRATE?" OLD MAN AiSKS PASSIONATELY— WANTS A FAIR HEARING, NOT FLOWERS SAYS THE BOERS WILL WIN Former President Expresses His I'n dying: Faith in the Ultimate Success of the Two Republics. LONDON, Fob. 15.—The Pall Mall Mag azine will publish, Feb. 18, an interview with Mr. Kruger, in part as follows: "Will no one arbitrate? Will no one give us a chance of defending ourselves? We may have; done wrongly; we have our faults and our weaknesses. We declar ed war, but our hands were forced and we can prove it. Get some one to judge between this England and ourselves. "But the Lord willjielp us in the end. We shall win. I do not know how or when, but we shall win at last." Mr. Kruger says the Transvaal offered more reforms in one week than an older country would make in forty years, giv ing in, in all points, almost to the utter most, but the uttermost was seized upon as a stumbling block. Referring to his reception in Europe, which has bitterly disappointed him, Mr. Kruger taid: CAN'T CASH IN BOUQUETS. "I care nothing for Movers; nothing, nothing. The people who send them ara kind and I am grateful, but I care noth ing for them. Wl*at I want is a fair hearing. If they only give us a fair hear ing and justice. I ask for justice. We are a little folk, but we have ma3o great progress." When asked why he came to Europe, he answered the interviewer: "I could not go out with the com mandoes, as Mr. Steyn can. I am too old. But I may be of some use here." Regarding Mrs. Kmger, he said: "1 am sorry for her, too. I have a deep sorrow lor her, but I have far more sorrow for my country. My wife has her children. Six are. still with her. They were left with her at home. Two of ray sons have died on the battlefield. Two were captured. I believe two more are dead also, as I have not heard from them for two months and I know they were in the thick of the fight. "Thirty-one sons and grandsons I have had in the field, yet I could not go on commando. I have not heard from my wife for eighteen days, but she has six children with her and she is not to be pitied." RE-COXCEXTRATION. Lord Metliuen Executing; Gen. Kitcli- em-r's Policy of Weylerlsiii. CAPE TOWN, Feb. 15.—For a month Lord Methuen has been scouring the country between Kuraman and the Trans vaal, bringing in women and children, cattle and food from all the farms. Fifty women and 100 children together with a few men, he has sent to Vryburg. On one occasion while he was pursuing a commando, the Boers sent off their wagons in charge of women and girls in one direction and went themselves in an other. The women were such expert drivers that the British had considerable difficulty in catching the convoy. Gen. Smith-Dorrien occupied Amsterdam and Taung's Feb. 9. ENGAGED WITH DEWET. Plumer's Column Reported Pressing IHe Boer Lender. COLESBT'RG, Cape Colony, Thursday, Feb. 14— Plumers column engaded De wet, between Colesburg and Philippstown Feb. 13, and gradually pushed the Boers, British had a battery of field artil lery and the Boers one five-pounder. The shrapnel burst splendidly. The British had ten wounded during many hours' fighting. An occasional dead Roer was found. The engagement is being continu ed today. All the males at Grasfontein are being arrested. There is plenty of evidence that they were assisting the Boers. QUIET AT MADRID. UNRULY ELEMENT FEARS IRON HAND OF GEX. WEYLER. MADRID, Feb. 15.—The minister of the Interior, Sencr Urgarte, in the course of an interview, asserted that calm reigned In all the provinces, and that if the same pacific behavior of the people continued until after the carnival next week. mar. tial law would be discontinued in Madrid, and throughout Spain, exoept in Cata lonia. Gen. Weyler says that for the present rigorous martial law will be maintained, but that, if the same tranquillty con tinues as has characterized the last two days, he will soon issue a milder procla mation. El Heraldo publishes a proclamation by Gen. Weyler, saying that he will do his best to avoid interfering with the pow ers of the civil authority, but that as martial law has been proclaimed his duty is to maintain order, independent of all political questions. Madrid remains perfectly calm. although the talk of a probable change ot minittry after the carnival is very strong. El Dia has been suppressed. Two persons were killed and several others wounded yesterday in Granada. WHOLE FAMILY INDICTED SWEEPING REPORT OF GRAM) JURY IX PRIYCE-KEXXEDY CASE. | KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 15.—Mrs. Lulu Prince-Kennedy, her father, Charles W. Prince, and her two brothers, William and Albert Prince, will be tried for the murder on Jan. 1 last of Philip H. Ken nedy, contracting agent of the Mer chants' Dispatch company. Mrs. Ken nedy, who shot and killed her husband, was today indicted by the grand jury for murder in the first degree. T-.ater war rants against her father and brothers, charging them with being accomplices in the crime, were issued, at the instigation of the county prosecuting attorney. The trial was set for the April tern of court. "William Prince was arrested just as he was leaving his sister's eel!, where he had been visiting her. He was prompt ly locked up. Later the elder Prince was arrested and locked up in a cell near his son. Albert Prince, who is a traveling I mandolin player, is out of the city, but it is t«'.leved the officers knew where to reach him. The killing of Kennedy was the culmin ation of a sensational wedding which he had brought suit to have set aside, as serting that it had been"forced. IN MEMORIAM. James Whltcomb Rlley's Fo«m on the Lute Maurtpe Thompson. INDIANAPOLIS, Ihd., Feb. 15.—James Whitcomb Kiley wrote this poem for the Indianapolis News On Maurice Thomp son, who died at Crawfordsville today: MAURICE THOMPSON. He would have holiday—outworn in S'joth. Would turn again to seek the old re lease. The open fields—the loved haunts of his youth. The woods, the waters, and the paths of .peace. The rest—the recreati6n he would choose, Be his abidingly; long has he served And greatly—aye, and greatly let us use Our grief and yield him nobly as de served. Perchance—with subtler senses than our own - .. ■ And love exceeding ours—he listens thus To ever-nearer, clearer pipings blown From out the lost lands of Theocri tus. Or, haply is he beckoned from us here By knight or yeoman of the bosky wood. Or, chained in roses, haled a prisoner, Before the blithe, immortal Robin Hood. Or, mayhap, Chaucer signals, and with him And his rare fellows he goes pilgrim ing; Or Walton signs him, o'er the morning brim Of mystic waters, midst the dales of spring. Ho! wheresoe'er he goes, or whosoe'er He fares with, he has bravely earned the boon. Be his the open, and the glory there Of April buds, May blossoms and flow ers of June. Be his the glittering dawn, the twinkling dew, The breathless pool or gush of laugh ing streams. Be his the triumph of the coming true Of all his lovliest dreajns. DECLARATION OF WAR RUMORED IN CHINA SAID THAT SEVEN NATIONS HAVE JOINED—NO CONFIRMATION obtainable:. — TIEN TSIN, Feb. 15.-It is reported here that. seven nations today declared war against China: [ LONDON, Feb. i6.—The Tien Tsin dis patches, regarding the declaration of war against China by seven nations, is not confirmed from any other source. Possibly this is only 'another version of the reported German ultimatum. BERLIN, Feb. 15.-i-The Berliner Ta geblatt publishes the following from its Pekin correspondent: "A big expedition comprising only Ger mans has been ordered for eighty days, leaving only the marine battalions in Pekin." A dispatch received this morning from Field Marshal Count yon Waldersee, dat ed Pekin, Thursday, Feb. 14, says that Maj. de La Teresa, has been sent with a small column southwest from Tien Tsin. The dispatch, adds that Gen. yon Troth with his mounted men returned Feb. 12. PEKIN, Feb. 10.-jThe Chinese peace plenipotentiaries h. i'e replied to the latest telegram from the imperial court that the decision of the foreign envoys with respect to the punishment of the guilty is irrevocable^ although the sen tence upon Gen. Tung Fu Hsiang can be suspended "until Buch time as it comes within the power of the court to place him in restraint, when his death will be demanded." Although there have been no official communications on the subject between the envoys and the Chinese plenipoten tiaries, there have been long official con sultations between the latter and M. de Giers ane% Sir Ernest Satow, the Russian and British ministers. A def inite reply from the court is not expect ed before the end :of the new year celebrations, at least ten days off, but the envcys believe that the court must yield. BROKE INTO A DEPOT. KANSAS SMASHERS MAY FIHD THEMSELVES W HOT WATER. GOFFS, Kan., Feb.! 15.—Fifteen masked women broke into the Missouri Pacitic freight depot here tonight and destroyed fifteen jugs of whisky and four kegs of beer. Breaking into a freight depot is a penitentiary offence, and the Missouri Pacific officials announce that detectives will be brought here ti> learn the identity of the women conctiued in the affair. The destruction of the. liquor, it is con tended, was unlawful as the depot is not a saloon and the liquor came from an other state. It is believed that an ex ample will be made of the raiders, if possible, to prevent raids on depots in other parts of the state. The women raided a.ll the "joints" here "Wednesday, and a determined fig-lit against the saloons has been kept up since then. - " - >. ... " -——^ WEYLEB TAKES THE STAGE AGAIN. II IN I 1111 PROBABLE LOSS OF SIXTY LIVES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA COLLIERY FIRE FOLLOWED EXPLOSION WRECKING OF THE SHAFT LEFT THE MEN NO CHANCE OF ESCAPE HEROIC EFFORTS AT RESCUE At Last Accounts Those Trying? to Save Their Fellow Worker* Were Still Baffled by the Flames. VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 15.— An explo sion that it is feared will be one of the most horrible mine accidents in the his tory of the dominion occurred this lore noon at the Union mines, owned by the Wellington Colliery company, -of which James Dunsnmir, the premier of the province, is the principal shareholder. Telegraphic advices received so far give no complete story of the accident, but newspaper correspondents are now hur. rying by steamers and tug boats to the scene and the fall facts will shortly be obtainable. As near as can be gath ered, the explosion took place about 1\ o'clock this forenoon in No. 6 shaft, one of the workings of the big coal mine there. This particular shaft is situated in the village of Cumberland. There were si\ty men in it when the explosion took place and not one of them escaped. The explosion IGNITED THE MINE, wrecking the shaft from midway down to the bottom and filling it wlth'a solid mass of rocks, earth and timbers. The first explosion was followed by several more, while the dense volume of smoke issuing from the vent-holes indicated on ly too truly that fire as well as g.is was doing its destructive work below. As soon as practicable after the accident the men of the morning shift in No. 5 organized a reselling party. No. 5 ia situ ated about a mile from No. (5, but the two workings are connected by a tunnel, .md through this channel an attempt' was made to help the unfortunate fellows in the wrecked shaft. They had not cut their way many yards through the debris i when they encountered fire, which ren- ! dered the place untenable md obliged the I party to desist for a time. They soon returned to their apparently hopeless task and labored heroically until, overcome at last by gas and smoke, they reluctantly withdrew from No. 5 and commenced work on a long cut from No. 4, the only other means of reaching the- men. "Work on this was prosecuted with the greatest vigor until abatement of the fire in No. 5 enabled them once more to return there. SOME MAY BF. SAVED. Later news is somewhat more encour aging, it being stated that the fans are i again working, that the cage has.got 175 fec-t and is still going down in No. 4 shaft. Immediately upon re^ipt of the news today at the head office of the Duns muir company here, a special train was made up and proceeded at 1:15 o'clock to Nrinaimo. premier Diinsmuir is not home from Ottawa, but his confidential rep% resenlative, A. L. Lindsday, his son, Rob ert Dunsmuir; Mr. Little, the superin tendent of the mine, and Inspector of Mines Morgan left on this special. At Nanaimo, which was reached this even ing, the Dunsmuir steamer Joan await ed them, and on her they will procoed sixty miles by water to Union bay, th<3 remaining six miles by land to Cumber, land to be made on the Dunsmuir colliery railway. The scene of the acciJent will be reach ed by midnight. Dr. Walkeni, the colliery surgeon, will join the party of officials at NaraiF"-. and will accompany them to the mine. JSven should the rescuing party iv&^h the interior of the wrecked workings tonight there is little hope for any of the men locked up in the shaft. John Byrnes, ex-member of parliament, brother-in-law of the premier and <\ i manager of the Dunsmuir mining busi ness, said that scarcely any hope coul.l bo held out for the m«n. The only way by which any of them could escape would be by reaching some of the remote portions of the- mine- to which the fatal pas and smokf- could not penetrate. The gas in a coal rr.ine. he said, did its work in a few minutes. Hence the hopelessness of th<^ task of saving men who had been in it for hojrs. The last report of the inspector of mines reported the shaft as complying with the regulations governing coal mines. Olivia Press Changes Ha ml a. OL.IVIA. Minn.. Feb. 15.—(Special.)—The Olivia Press has been purchased by Lewis E. George, from the Press Publishing company, and will be run as an independ ent paper hereafter. PRICE TWO CB'NTSHgrvKaa^ BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair. I—Subsidy Bill Goes Over. Interview With Oom Paul. Death In Coal Mine. Hamilton Defense Rests. 2—Death of A. R. Dalrymple. Gen. Schvran Retired. Democrats May Confer. Marlsch In St. Louis. Legislative Doings. News of Northwest. 4—Editorial Page. The Golden. Idol (Fiction). Weekly Financial Reviews. s—-Spotting; News. The Fight That Fizzled. Day's Doings in London. News of the Railroads. ' Popular Wants. Markets of the World. Chicago May Wheat, 75 1-2*;. Bar Silver, Ole . Stocks Generally Higher. 8-Rogan Gets Five. Years. Lived on Three Continents. Bremer>s Busy Day. WEATHER FOR TODA"X. Minnesota—Fair Saturday and probably Sunday; variable winds, becoming south easterly. lowa—Fair Saturday aaid probably Sun day; variable winds, becoming- .southeast erly. Upper Michigan-Fair Saturday and probably Sunday; variable winds. ■Wisconsin—Fair Saturday and probably Sunday; variable wines. North Dakota—Probably snow or rain with rising temperature Saturday; Sun day fair; southeasterly, shifting to north westerly winds. South Dakota—Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday; southeasterly winds. Montana—Kain or snow Saturday; Sun day fair and colder; southwesterly, shift ing to northwesterly winds. St. Paul — Yesterday's observations, taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul, P. P. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation: Highest temper ature, 27; lowest temperature, 22; average temperature, 25; daily range, 5; barome ter, 29.1/8; humidity, 83; precipitation, trace; 7 p. m., temperature, 26; weather, clear; wind, northwest. Yesterday Temperatures— t, »« , *BpmHighl •SpmHigh Battleford ."..14 22 Chicago 30 32 Bismarck 28 a4Cincinnati . 44 50 Calgary 31 SO Cleveland 2' ■>• Duluthj 26 2C Galveston ....'64 58 Edmonton ...24 21 Jacksonville 54 CO Havre 38 40 Marquette ...20 °2 Helena 44 41 Montgomery .52 st; Huron 30 44 (Montreal . !...20 £0 Medicine Hat 36 3C Nashville 52 60 Minnedosa ...18 ..'New Orleans.s4 62 jPrinee Albert. 14 24 New York 36 '-6 Qu'Appelle ...14 20 Philadelphia \34 40 (Swift Current 22 3J Pittsburg ....32 36 Willlston 24 28 S. Francisco..62 ?A Winnipeg —18 22 St. Louis 48 5S Buffalo 22 24 Salt Lake ...36 38 Cheyenne —36 40 Ste. Marie ...14 20 ♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). OCEAN LINERS. New York—Arrived: Noordland, Ant werp; Mannheim, Rotterdam. Island, Copenhagen, etc.; Sardinian, Glasgow. Sailed: Koenigen Luise, Bremen, via Southampton. Manila—Arrived: Thyra, Portland, Or., via Honolulu. Liverpool—Arrived: Rhynland, Phila delphia. Rotterdam—Arrived: Amsterdam. New York. Genoa—Arrived: Amsterdam, Nf-w York. Auguste Victoria, New York, via Algiers, for Alexandria, etc. Naples—Sailed: Columbia, New York. Boulogne—Sailed: Phoenicia, from Hamburg. New York. Moville —Sailed: Ethiopia, from Glas gow, New York. Queenstown—Sailed: New Englanel, from Liverpool, Boston. Philadelphia—Sailed: Ikbal, Liverpool. Tory Island—Passed: Siberian, Port land, Me., for Glasgow. Queenstown—Arrived: Lucania. New York, for Liverpool and proceeded. Yokohama -Sailed: Olympla, fa>m Hongkong, Tacoma. AROUND THE HOTELS. At the Ryan—Arthur W. Kilbourne, Rochester: J. N. Stone and wife. Anoka; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Ingram. Eau Claire, Wis.: F. A. Bristol, Fargo, N. p.; C. W. Towle, Guy Desparois, Sioux City, 10. At the Clarendon—J. M. Bayer. Moor head; A. Wilkinson, Crookston; P. El liott and wife, Fargo, N. D.; W. T. Budlebough, Winona; Thomas Coleman. Fridley: William Stevermer, Blue Earth; L. C. George, Olivia; J. L. Meyer, Little Falls; P. H. Rahilly, Lake City; A. W. Kingsbury, Winona: E. N. Beede, Glas gow, Mont.: John M. Kivlahon, Loun send, Mont.; A. L. Gates, E. H. Selvig, Spokane, Wash.; T. O'Donnell, Duluth; Harry M. Case, Blue Earth; C. J. Mealey, Melrose. At the Windsor—H. C. Howe, W. W. Hastings, Owatonna; P. Kroshus, Glen wood; G. Comstock, Zumbrota; E. ts. Clair, Big Lumber; H. Leonard, Wa basha; C 11. March. J. B. Atkinson. A. P. Eastman, Litohfield; R. A. St.m«\ Morris: P. C. Hogan, New Paynesville; J. D. Smilh. Oskosh: J. R. Cameron, D. Vannit, O. J. Barnes. Grand Forks, N. D.; C. B. Kelly, Duluth; Mrs. F. A. Long and Miss Bloser, Wilson, Wis.'; C. A. Morey, Winona. At the Merchants—F. E. Otis. Duluth; FT A. Sullivan, East Grand Forks; IS. Bates. Grand Forks. N. D.; W. F. 1 uke. Aberdeen. S. D.; O. L. Suterea, Graf ton. N. D.; E. E. Herman. Devils Lake. N. D.; P. Walsh, R. A. Fox. Detroit: Otto O. TalleproH, Grand Forks, N. D.; John M. Dahlby, Moorhoad; G. A. Herolz. Lin ton N. D.; E. F. Larson and wife, Du rand, Wis.; Frank D. Reid, M. A. De huff, Spokane. Wash.: G. W. Rice, Seat tle. Wash.; C. E. Linn. Sioux City: G. 13. Ogshuing. Anoka; J. W. Sarsent. Du luth: J. A. King, Shakopee: F. I.aufen bureer Faribault; Fred Tiedt, Argyle; C. J. Campbell. Fargo, N. D.; G. A. F.rix on, J. R. Howard. Willmar; W. H. Kline. West Superior, Wis.: J. B. Iverson and wife, Hardwick: A. G. Parker. Ashland. Wis.; A. Bauer. Two Harbors; V?. A. Randall, Winona; H. O. Forsyth. Butte, Mont. At the Metropolitan—Thos. McConneil. Omaha: Mr. and Mrs. P. Elliott. Fargo; Mrs. Lyman T. Baird, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. O." Jones. St. Peter; E. G. Baldwin. Sioux City; "Win. C. Roberts. Yanktori. P D ; John Elkhart. T.iifooln. Neb.; Bert Emmons, Little Falls; M. A. Lansdon, Duluth. AX KING FOR BATTLE. SAL.OOX SMASHING AT WIXFIEL.iI. KA\., MAY CAUSE BLOODSHED. WINFIELD, Kan., Feb. 15.—A riot Is threatened here as a result of the crusale recently instituted against the "jointists." rPhe saloon men have many sympathizers who deny that the crusaders have a right to destroy saloon property. The partisans of each faction are arming-, and a clash between them is imminent. Several min-. isters have been warned to leave the town or suffer the consequences. Sa loonkeepers have, however, agroed to close at midnight, and to exclude slot machines from the barrooms. OFFICIALPAPER OF THE OiTT OF ST. PAUL. 11111 THE HAMILTON TRIAL IS FAS^ DRAWING TO AN END LOOKS BRIGHTER FOR ACCUSED THE CONFESSION SWORN TO BY! ROONEY IS COMPLETELY / DISCREDITED PROF. ERDMANN ON THE STAND He Maintains Positively That AUL the Wounds Could Not Have Been Inflicted by One Knife. The defense in the Hamilton trial has rested, and all that now remains before the fmal speeches of counsel and the court's charge to the jury is rebuttal evidence on the part of the state. Regarded as a whole the case for the defense seerr.s to be a strong one All the witnesses who testified on Hamilton's behalf swore that he was at no time in the progress O f the scuffle seen with a knife, and several of them were abso lutely positive that the Rooney confea- AL SMITH, Assistant County Attorney, Cross-Exam-, in ing. slon is a myth. Their stories were clear and straightforward, end in all essential points mutually corroborative. There can be no doubt that the story of the alleged •confession," as related by ex-Officer Rooney, is not now implicitly believed by the jury after the positive contradiction it has received at. the hands of several trustworthy witnesses, one of whom, Dr. Murray, swearing that he took special pains to prevent vhat he termed a "head quarters" confession. EEDMANN AGAIN TESTIFIES. Dr. Erclffiunn, the anatomical expert, continued his testimony, and maintain ed that some of the wounds Inflicted on. Day must, from their peculiar nature, been delivered from behind. ••Are you prepared to say that in you? opinion the wound on the head, Uip fatal wound, and the one opposite the arm pit could not have teen made by the bijj knife blade?" he was a^ked. "No," said the doctor, "not If you include the mortal injury." Mr. Smith had a suspicious-looking package on the table before him, which was later discovered to be a skeleton. He asked the witness if he would be able to describe the wounds made on Day by the aid of the skeleton. "No, sir," replied the witness, "for the reason that there is no soft structure on th'> skeleton." Mr Smith then tried a new tack. "Sup* pose I remove my collar and necktie," he said, "could you show the jury (in me?" Mr. Smith proceeded to divest himself of these articles of apparel tie then stood before- the jury while Dr. Erdmann took the blood-stained knile and, standing behind the witness and in front of the jury, he brought the mur derous weapon dcrwn over the attorney's shoulder to indicate his point, that the blows or cuts must have been delivered iillfeSlilill L V ■—as3^ DR. J. T. STONE. Medical Expert on Day from the rear. In other words, that the edgo of the knife must have been toward tho murdered man's hack. . The wound on the head, he said, could not have been made by the same Instru ment that produced the fatal wouna. The other wounds could have been ln-» flicted by the knife in evidence. HAMILTON'S FACE WAS BRUISED. Dr. George E. Ricker was the next witness. He said he had lived in Min neapolis for sixteen years. On the Sunday of the tragedy he called or. Mr. Hamilton. He found a lump on his forehead near the edge of the hair. There were other contusions over his face. All of the marks might have been made by one instrument. Arthur J. Pegler was next called, lie testified that he knew Hamilton well, and called upon him at tne city hall the next morning "Did you notice his face?" "Yes, sir; his face appeared swollen. Hie forehead was swollen on the right side, his eye was discolored, and the side of his nose was swollen. He couldn't wear his hat straight." Mr. Pegler was excused without cross examination. Paul Gyllstrom, a reporter on tha Times, was the next witness. He was at the 'West hotel on the morning of the tragedy—arrived there about 3 o'clock. In all the time he was there he did n'>t hear Hamilton say anything whatever regarding the affair. "You were not beside Hamilton and the officer all the time you were there, were you?" asked Mr. Boardman. "No, sir." Dr. J. L. Stone, Hamilton's .physician, visited the prisoner at the lockup the Sunday evening of the tragedy. He saw bruises on Hamilton's head. There was a pronounced one on the forehead near the hair line. There was another just above the eyebrow and still another Continued on Second I'nm-.