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PARTS VOL. XXIV.- NO. 48. II HI 111 DISPLACED IN THE SENATE BY THE X DECISIVE VOTE OF \ 48 TO a GROUT OLEO BILL TAKEN UP PITCHFORK TILLMAN HAS HIS SAY ANENT "AXLE GREASE" AND THINGS SOUSE TALKED WHOLE DAY Discussed the Sundry Civil Appro priation Bill, the Net Result of Day's Work Being Prac tically Nothing:. j WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.-In the ab sence of M* Frye, president pro tern. Who is confined to his apartments by ill ness Mr. Perkins (Cal.) occupied the chair at the opening of today's session of the senate. Mr. Jones (Ark.) offered a resolution discharging the committee on judiciary from the consideration of the so-called -trust bill and providing that it should bo considered by the senate. The resolution went over until Monday. On motion of Mr. Allison the senate decided to consider until i o'clock un objected bilis on the calendar Under that order the following bills we're passed: Referring to the court of claims the claim of William E. Wood bridge for compensation for use by the United States, of his invention relating to projectiles: authorizing the Carolina Northern Railroad company to construct a bridge across the Lumber river at Lumberton, Robeson county, North Caro lina; permitting the transportation by steam vessels of gasoline and other pro ducts of petroleum when carried by motor vehicles, known as automobiles when used as source of motive power providing that it shall be a misdemeanor foi . a civilian to refuse to appear and tes tify before a military .. courtrnartial; authorizing the board of supervisors of Flma county, Arizona, to issue fifty-year 4 per cent bonds of Pima county, Arizona to redeem certain bonded indebtedness' not exceeding $147,000, but to include only legal bonded Indebtedness SUBSIDY BILL DISPLACED. At 1 o'clock tho ship subsidy bill as the unfinished business was laid before the senate. Mr. Spooner (Wis.) demand, ed recognition, and moved that the sen ale proceed to the consideration of what is known as the oleomargarine bill The motion was agreed to, 45 to 2, Senators Chilton (Tex ) and Vest (Mo ) casting the only votes in the negative. Mr. Hale (Me.) appealed to Mr Proc tor "in view of the almost unanimous vote" by which the oleomargarine bill was taken up, to permit a vote to be taken up on the measure Immediately. Half a dozen Democrats were on their feet at once. Mr. Berry gaining recog nition, said: ' "I want to say to the senator from Maine, that the 'almost unanimous vote' to.take up the bill was not because the eenate is unanimously in favor of it- but it was in order to get rid of, set aside and give a black eye to the ship subsidy bill." "Not that they love Caesar less," sug gested Mr. Hale, smilingly, "but they _love Rome more." (Laughter.) A joint resolution ratifying an agree ment between Tennessee and Virginia as to the boundary between the two states was passed. GROUT BILL UP. Mr. Proctor (Vt.), chairman of the com. mittee on agriculture, from which the oleomargarine bill was reported made a statement as to the bill. He was of opin ion that the enactment of the bill would put the oleomargarine business upon a sound and honest basis and in the end the- oleomargarine manufacturers would be the better for the change. "Is the object of this bill?" inquired Mr. Vest (Mo.), "to collect revenue or is intended to discourage the manufacture of oleomargarine?" "The measure shows on its face " re plied Mr. Proctor, "that the measure is partly for the collection of revenue and partly for the protection of the hones* butter production." "I want to know," inquired Mr. Stew en, "if the principal object of this bill is not to raise the price of dairy butter ar.S thus impose upon the common peo ple?" v "I think," responded Mr. Proctor, '.'that it will have a very slight effect in that direction." The discussion took a rather humorous turn when Mr. Proctor and Mr. Tillman began comparing their respective expe riences in dairying. Mr. Proctor said he milked 250 cows and had had 50 years' of daily experience. DAIRYMAN TILLMAN. Mr. Tillman sad he us*! to carry his butler to market every Saturday " and he went from the airy to the governor's chair. The South Carolina senator de clared that the restrictions or. coloring should apply to butter and oleomargarine alike, and he caused much amusement by the vehemence of his denunciation of •'axle grease" and all other decoctions and contraptions put off on the people, although he held that if a purchaser wanted axle grease he was entitled to have it. Without completing the bill, It was laid aside for the purpose of taking up un objected house bills. Among the bills passed were the fol lowing: To incorporate the National So ciety of Daughter of 1S12; providing for the sale of certain lands of the Medawa kanton band of Sicux Indians In Redwood county, Minn., ani the purchase of other lards; to pay $2.1,000 to the trustees of Holston seminary at Newmarket, Term., for the occupation of their property by Union troops during the Civil war; to 'pay $6,000 to the trustees of Carson New man college at Mossy Creek. Term., for damages done the Institution by United States troops during the Civil war; to enable the president to detail retired of ficers of the army and "navy to assist in military instruction in schools; authoriz ing the construction of a bridge across Little river at the mouth of Big Lake.v Ark., amending the statutes relating to the Inspectors of hulls and boilers; au thorizing the construction of a bridge by the Mobile & West Alabama Railroad company, across the Warrior river be tween the counties of Walker and Jeffer son, Ala.; authorizing the Mobile & West Alabama railroad to construct a bridge across the Tombigbee river be tween the counties of Marengo and Choctaw- In Alabama; authorizing the di rector of the census to make payments for information concerning cotton gins;" fnithorizing the Portland, Nehalem & Tillamook Railway company to construct c bridge across Nehalem bay and river in Oregon. -"-.:-v.'"'. '?~~-- One hundred and ninety-seven private pension bills were passed, among them being bills • giving pensions of $50 a month to the widows of Gen Dv Barry, Admiral Crosby, Col. Liscum, Admiral Continued on Sixth Page. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE KILLED; at a CROSSING ENOCH NELSON, A UNIVERSITY STU- DENT, MEETS INSTANT . DEATH. Enoch Nelson, living at 1318 Fifth ave nue southeast, Minneapolis, a freshman at the state university school of mines, was struck by a. Great Northern train near the university grounds early last evening and instantly killed. Nelson was apparently riding his bicy ;. "■',. ... •* ... ■ . . ... .- , <&t j cle toward Minneapolis, and was hit by the engine while crossing the tracks [at the foot of Eleventh avenue southeast. His watch had stopped at 7:25, and It is believed that the accident happened at about t<Wat time. -The body was not found • until a late hour in the evening, when it was taken to Minneapolis and identified. _.,. ._..,. . ... ... Nelson was twenty-two years of age, and came from Winona. ;: *■ r— "?*»*' ~ PHAGE GETS UPPER HAND SMALLPOX SPREAD CHECKED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. The number of . smallpox patients at the pesthouse is •' decreasing daily, and Dr. Ohage, of the health department, hopes to see it entirely depopulated of patients by . the close of the week. Yes terday five were released, and the day before three were given their liberty. The general public possibly has little Idea what it has cost the department to eradicate from. St. Paul the/epidemic that on more than one occasion threat ened to become general. In January $2,003 was set aside for epidemic pur poses by the council, and last week the board answered a similar demand and appropriated: another" $2,000. This does not include the moneys taken from the regular department fund, which, in the agregate, will total close to $10,000. The greatest expense is incurred in support ing the families of those taken to the pesthouse, groceries, fuel and clothing being necessary for the inmates when a dwelling house is quarantined. The ex asperating part of the entire outlay Is that the trouble has come from outsid ers, every case located so far being trac ed to some distant city. ;-/• < In the purchase of vaccine points and the applying of the - same several thou sand dollars have been expended. Two weeks ago the vaccination rooms in the health" department were crowded,"but the number now being inoculated does not average five a. day. -s—.: '•...-. ,:..:. DOUBT AS TO DIX PLACE I HIS SUCCESSOR IN ASSEMBLY NOT '£ ~~ NAMED YET. "While in cases of resignation from the two bodies of the council, it is customary to acquiesce in the recommendation of the retiring official in so far as naming his successor, yet it is not thought that this courtesy will be accorded President Dix, who will tender his resignation at the meeting of the assembly next Thurs day evening. President Dix is desirous of having R. L. Robbins, of the firm of Price & Rob bins, take the place he will make vacant, but there is a division of opinion, and in all probability Mr. Dix will not press on his brother members his desires in the matter. He will leave them free to act, by imposing no conditions. Ex-Aid. Bell is working hard for the place, and as he has some friends in the body- he may land the coveted position. '" ALL CABS TO BE TAXED BENNY'S LICENSE MEASURE MEETS WITH GENERAL APPROVAL. At the next meeting of,the assembly committee on license the ordinance in troduced by Assemblyman Denny taxing cabs and vehicles used for transporting passengers and -freight will como up for consideration. The assemblyman says tho . measure has received general ap proval from cab and vehicle owners, who hope by its passage to stop tho wholesale infringement on their business by certain parties who take advantage of crowds whenever there hapens to be a big day or some large function is on. By the provisions of the ordinance every person having a cab or vehicle for hire and used in the carriying of pas sengers must provide himself with a regularly recorded license and two tags," one of which is attached to the vehicle and the other to .the driver. The num bers on each .are identical and should a controversy arise between passenger and driver because of on overcharge, the identity of. the driver Is easily establish ed and criminal proceedings can follow. The license is $2 a year. BIG G. A. K. ENCAMPMENT ANNUAL GATHERING OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT IN MARCH. General orders of the G. A. R. head quarters In Minnesota, issued last week, announce that the thirty-fifth encamp- ! ment of the department of. Minnesota, will be held at Raudenbush. hall, Sixth and St. Peter, Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14. Department headquar ters will be at the Metropolitan. One of the features of - the gathering will be a camp fire on ,the, .evening of the first day ;of the encampment. This it is promised will be one of the finest entertainments of the kind ever given in St. Paul. Music, both vocal and in strumental, will be provided, and com mander-in-Chief Leo Rassauer, who has promised to.attend, .will be the principal speaker. • The various railroads have granted a rate of one and onethird to all comrades, the members of the Women's Relief corps, ladies of the G. A. R. and others attending the encampment and conventions. : > • • ...-■;. The committee on credentials includes the following comrades: Orton S. Clark, assistant adjutant general; E. C. Storms, adjutant Post No. 2, Anoka; J. A. La throp, adjutant Post No. 8, St. Paul; H. M. Richardson, adjutant Post No. 41, Rochester; H. A. Bowman, adjutant Post No. 67, Detroit;. H. A. Norton, adjutant Post No. 126, Minneapolis; J. I. Bernard, Post No. 95, ; Pipestone. TEDDY WILL BE THERE. Roosevelt to Address .Conference of Corrections and Charities. The executive committee of the na tional conference of charities and correc tions has just made arrangements at Chicago for the general" conference to be held in Washington, D. C. ." Secretary Jackson, of the board of corrections and charities and Capt. C. E. Faulkner have just returned from the Windy City af ter attendance at the meeting It was decided to hold the conference May 9 to 15.-~ Thursday, the first of the conference,. Vice ...President Roosevelt will speak on "Public .Charities^'. Friday a lecture will: be delivered, on "Destitute and Neglected- Children." The subject Saturday will be "Juvenile Reforma tories." On; Sunday sermons will be in order. Monday and Tuesday the subjects will . be, "Needy Families in Their Homes" and "Treatment' and Car% of Criminals." 4^i >^^^v a;, 4 SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. II FOR A m BRITISH PUBLIC HAS BOUNDLESS CONFDDENCE IN KITCHENER'S - ULTIMATE SUCCESS REORGANIZING HIS FORCES' BELIEVED FINAL SUBJUGATION OF : THE BOERS WILL TAKE A WEARY, LONG TIME NEW SHIPS FOR THE NAVY Within « Month , Four Armored Cruiser* and Two Battleships Will Be Launched—News of London ToTrn. LONDON, Feb. 16.—The hopes that the turning point of the war In South Africa is within sight now permeating the edi torials and inspiring the markets, are probably, doomed to disappointment. The pacification of the Boers, if accomplish ed, will be a slow matter, which decisive engagements can affect but little. The war office expects from Gen. Kitchener no stroke such as settled forever the fu ture of the Soudan. The heads of Great Britain's war department scarcely know more than the public, except that the stern, laconic commander of the troops In South Africa is busilly engaged in systematizing his huge force for an ex tended campaign. In him they trust im- : I licit! and no amount of taciturnity j makes their faith waver, though they , read with regret articles leading the pub- I lie to believe that the Boers are likely \ to soon be snuffed out by one or several j engagements. During the months Gen. Kitchener has had the command in South Africa he has been applying his energies to prepare for events iix months hence, rather than the dealing with the emer gencies of the present. The secretary of state for, war, Mr. William St. John Brod erick and his fellow cabinet ministers believe the same resistless progress which comes only by the perfection, of every minor detail of the machinery will eventually reward Gen. Kitchener's pa tience, as It did in the Soudan. But in private conversation they frankly con fess it is utterly impossible to speculate on the - time which must elapse before the end is achieved, and-it is quite wrong to attribute undue importance to isolated British victories. Even the cap ture of . Dewet they - now think would only in a small degree hasten the pacifi cation of the extended territory, which is in such a hostile condition. When the republics become in fact instead of in name colonies of Great Britain, Gen. Kitchener will be the man who will get the credit, and on whom the rewards will be heaped. ■"> " .-:.."-: ,io- Elaborate preparations are being made for the colonial tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The steamer Ophir Is being fitted" out with the greatest^ of luxury. Her deck cab ins have been removed and suites of roy al apartments have been substituted. Ac commodations for 500 persons are being provided. Besides the large, royal suite there will be representatives of the ad miralty and army. The officers and crew will numbe^r v2OO, selected from the royal yachts and ■ the . navy. , .: •, .' The chancellor of the exehequ«r, Sir M. ' Hicks-Beach, is taking measures to circumvent the immense clearings of du tiable goods in bond, chiefly liquors, tea and tobacco, which he Is making in an ticipation of increased duties. It is es timated that millions in duties have been , paid within the past few days.'' '*. '-'-'.■*" INSURANCE ON MORGAN. A member of Lloyd's tells the'papers that Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan's life is be insured by investors - interested in - his projects with London companies. About £10,000 was written at -less-than 10 per cent. So . far as known the custom of insuring financiers, as .the queen's life was insured, is growing. Probably Mr. Cecil Rhodes represents more policies written in England than any capitalist living, though the amount is less now than It was a few years ago, when the African schemes depended more on hi 3 management. - "An English Woman's Love Letters" is creating a sensation in London com parable only with the "Trilby "vogue in America. The weeklies and comic papers contain columns of comments, parodies and speculations as to the authorship. One week's rumors credit the late Oscar Wilde with being the writer of the book, but the publisher, John Murray, demies it. The Academy claims that John Hous man is responsible for the work. Hous man,. who is a minor dramatist and re viewer, does not deny this. Neverthe less literary people refuse to believe him to be the author. . • An item in the civil list, £15,000 for the king's bnckhounds, arouses the most in tense opposition in many quarters. The Humanitarian league has memorialized the king in opposition, declaring that the growth 0!' l'umane sentiment has ren dered the sport as obnoxious to»ttie more refined spirit of the present age as bull and boar lalting were la the past cen tury. They "suggest that ii stead, of hunt* ing animals which are iibeiated In n muddled slate to facilitate their capture, drag hunting be substituted. THINGS THEATRICAL. Theatrical stock, which was depressed by the fortnight of mourning Is rising on the prospects that the king will give an impetus to the revival of old time gaieties so soon as the official period of mourning' has expired. ; Several new theaters are projected or building. Manager Lowenfeld, tomorrow will give a house warming at the Apollo theater, which will be. opened with Lederer's "Belle of Bohemia" company. There will be a notable gathering of actors, authors and critics. The promised event of the week is George Alexander's production of Had don Chambers' "The Awakening." The "Twelfth Night" continues to draw at Tree's theater. The staging is ex ceedingly rich, almost equal to Daly's best Shapespearear.' pictures. Jack Wilson, a veteran of the Klondike, who has been made a lieutenant of Gen. Kitchener's body guard has had a re markable career. He is only thirty-three years old, began life as a telegraph mes, senger.in London, became an operator, studied law and was made a solicitor. During the gold boom in Australia he was mayor of Kalgoorlle. He afterwards went to the Klondike. " On the outbreak of the war he joined he light house as a trooper and was twice Invalided. He is now commissioned as lieutenant. NEW WAR SHIPS. Some fine war ships which will greatly icinforce the British navy . will : c launched within a month. Feb. 21, tho Fairlieids, builders cf the Campania and the L'.'canta, wlll.latnch the. amoivd cruiser Good Hope, of the- Drake class, and the Browns, of the. Clyde bank, builders of the Paris and the New York, will launch, the armored: «t*lser Bac chante, of the Cressy : class. .March 5, the battle ships Montagu and Albemarle will be launched at Devonport and Chat bam respectively, the cruiser ; Drake' at GETTING JEALOUS. - , ,p„,im irrf, «,-■'- - T))iTiiin>.;HiTfi i-i,vv;rri,._'iT l -ii"-■•-m-riimi >.n.ii i.. i " , , ' '■'.'■' ■ ' .v.. . » . __'*■■■ . . ;;.;*.,.•:;.;.; ...■.•.■..'' .„.,:,., JF If,:: _—__^_ 1 r ' '' ■———»____________-—_■_ , _-_— ____._-.____. __..:' — ':■ ;'^; : - ■■■•■■■ •-■•■'■ .•.■■■■■■:■;■■■■.■■■> ■ , JUST BECAUSE HE MAKES THOSE GOO-GOO EYES. --V * - ...... : r Pembroke and the cruiser Kent at Ports mouth.' r 5.v"V HEREDITARY CHAMPION. --.'] j One of the most interesting features j of King Edward's coronation will be tire j probable appearance; of the king's cham -1 pion, who, in the presence of the' as semblage, rides forth, throws down his J gauntlet and challenges all to dispute I with him by personal conflict the rights ; of King Edward to reign. The present king's champion.is a hard working young (farmer who glories In the. name of Dy- I monte. He lives In Lincolnshire, is of a '^ moderate, retiring nature,' and is much ! exercised -at the prospect of the great ness which- is likely to be -thrust upon him. Neither in his figure, which is small, nor in his appearance, which is that of the typical, Lincolnshire farmer, Is he cut out for such martial duty. Since the times of the Norman kings, the Dymontes have \ been champions. Several rulers, notably Queen Victoria, held their coronation . without the ap pearance of the inevitable Dymonte, but it is thought that King Edward is likely to revive the duty so long devolved upon the ancient family.", .-. MINERS FIGHT FLAMES. IMPRISONED FOR FOUR HOURS IN A BURNINGS-MINE. CANAL' DOVER, 0.. Feb? 16.—News' reached here today of fee terrible experi ence of forty miners who were imprison, i ed for four hours last evening in a burn ing mine at -Lindehtret»," nine miles north of here. The fire was started by the'ex plosion of a barrel of gasoline, which j .set fire to the timbersj in r the mouth of ' the mine. The' miners ' were terrorized when they- found egress from the .mine i cut off, and the mine tilling with smoke. ; The-calmer ones set about -to extinguish the fllames, however, and for four hours the forty men carried water in their tin . buckets and threw it upon the fames.., In the meantime a rescuing, party had been organized in the village and fought the flames.from the. outside. .V* None of the imprisoned • miners were Injured; but all showed the effects of the terrible ordeal When they emerged from the mine after their four hours' battle. EMPRESS FREDERICK. NO CHANGE IN THE CONDITION OF THE DOWAGER. BERLIN, Feb. 17, 1:50 A. M— con dition of Dowager. Empress Frederick, who is ill at Kronberg, Is no worse than last- evening. v <.-;;- j - --c. :■'■.'.• 'Emperor William and Prince Henry of Prussia paid a short visit- to Friedrich shof during the afternoon. ' LONDON, Feb. 16/— The Pall Mall Ga zette this afternoon says It understands King Edward will leave London privately Monday to visit the Dowager Empress Frederick. This trip, is intended to be of an exceptionally private character. BANQUET FOR F. H. CLERGUE. Splendid Function at the Canadian Soo for 'the" Big- .Promoter. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Feb. 16.— The banquet given i« the International hotel, Sault • Ste...Marie, -Ont., last even ing by the Board" of Trade of, that city in -honor of Francis H. Clergue was at tended by 240 guests. r ....; * V.'-; i E. E. Sawyer, of London, Eng., repre sentative of a - London .syndicate, con structor of the Delagoa Bay railroad, South Africa, was present" and his visit is considered of imports in connection with the Algoma,. Central railroad to Hudson bay, .which Ml. Clergue is build ing:.. ...... : . V-yv : '. M'=C *•';;'-•. ' ■-'-"•-' The . principal ' speakers . were Mayor Thompson, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; C. S. ; Osborn, state railroad commissioner; D. Marell,-'-M.' P. P., Montreal; -Thomas B. Flint;- M. P. P., Yarmouth, N. S.; Alex Johnston, M. P. P., Sydney, N. S. ;..C. B. Heyd, M. P. P., Ottawa; A. J. Thompson, Cayuga, Ont., and F. Pardee, M. P. P., Toronto. . fe-i '>■?■'•:. >... '■ - r- *'-» ' '• Mr. Clergue responded to the toast, "Our Guest.":■.. -r*%:l '• f;.V. ■' ; BIG STRIKE IN SIGHT. Pittsburg IValkont Involving 150, -000 Men Possible.. ' PITTSBURG,; Feb,. Unless the master builders, of this city, comply with the demands Of "..-the« Building Trades council, a general strike- will be declar- ■ ed which will Involve at least 150,000 workmen. Nearly every mechanic in the city is expecting an"'advance of from 5 to 20 per cent. ' The fcarpenters and join ers have' already asked for an advance and the brick layers^ brotherhood of painters and ' decorators, 1; paperhangers, plasterers, structural iron : workers, . In ternational association of machinists and stone masons . are preparing their scales and in every case it is proposed to make demands for higher wages. The window glass workers, %it- is said,/.will also ask for an ' increase of 20 per cent when the next "scale*committee 'meets. • The date on which many of the scales expire is April 1, a%i; unless the master •builders grant aru advance,' the indica tions are that there, will be a general ' suspension on in tH^tftwdins trades and work on the big struoMEes' will have to 'be ; suspended. -.'.; fe^S3»-0'•- t »■-'■■ ..''■.'.■ *" ' " i'w'""'*".' '~/ — '; -". Shanghai—Eight allied -: Boxer-leaders, after trial by ' officer? of Chang-chi-tung, : the viceroy of- Hani-■ w, - have been de ! capitated at that'plai-e.'A'-j;,.;,; - -- ■■ < 1 •»-- v.'.' •>••<--. -^--^•■-- ■■■■ ■'?■"*..'- ---■-'-■•■■ ■■.-'. : ". . ' -:...-'.':". --"*■-£.-'-' ■■:"■'-?.'■: ■ TRIFLE OF $25,000,000 CASH PAYMENT MADE ON CARNE- GIE-MORGAN DEAL. NEW YORK, Feb. 16— Mail and Express, in its article on the steel deal today, says: The steel problem, with which J. Pier pont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and their associates have been wrestling, has been all but solved. Not only has An drew Carnegie been paid a sum of money slightly in excess of $25,000,000 for his $56,379,000 worth of Carnegie stock, the balance to be paid in bonds of the new company, but the minority Interest in the same company has been placated. "Some "of the minority stockholders have agreed to receive stock of the new company at the rate of three shares for one of the old, to be divided equally into common and preferred, which was the original proposition. A few will get bonds on the same basis as Mr. Carnegie, and the rest, who would be satisfied with nothing less than cash have been paid in cash. These cash payments aggregate many millions of dollars." PASSED THE BILLION. EIECORB-BREAKING DEPOSITS IN NEW YOIRK. BANKS YESTERDAY. NEW YORK, Feb. 16.—For the first time in the history of New York banks deposits today passed the billion-dollar mark, aggregating■sl,lll,3B9,oos. A This was the most interesting feature of this week's"':' remarkable-. •-- band 5 - .statement, which showed an increase of $19,333,600 in loans, and $16,735,100 in deposits. . ... The expansion In loans was generally attributed' to payments on account of the steel deal.' This 'was confirmed In part by the statement of a banker, who said that he had been In negotiation about the affair, to the effect that the arrangements to finance the operation would be reflected In both this week's and next week's bank statement. While the money payment to Mr. Carnegie has . been arranged through the trust companies, or by means of a device which would not disturb. the loan account, it is pointed out that the amalgamation af fects the finance' of "several companies, and that the readjustment, however ar ranged, will surely Influence the bank showing in some way. ' Other features of the statement were a falling off of $7,510,175 in surplus bank reserves, and total loans of $314,233,003. BLOODSHED IN KANSAS. FREE-FOR-ALL FIGHT OVER JOINT .'.Vs- .':'-".-_. ■: CLOSING. BELOIT, Kan., Feb. There was a free for all fight here this afternoon re sulting from the feeling arising over the joints. The temperance men and women insisted on making an inspection of the places to see if their orders regarding closing had been observed. The mayor allowed three or four to enter a joint at a time and sent an officer to see that no damage was done. The investigation committee was fol- i lowed by a large crowd. Soon an alarm of ! fire was sounded a hose cart dashed up and commenced throwing" water on the crowd. Some men attempted to cut the hose, but were prevented by a dis play of revolvers. After several had" been more or less hurt some arrests were made and quiet was restored. . IN THE ASPHALT MUDDLE. Honduras Company of Georgia Su- ing; the Honduras Syndicate. . NEW YORK, Feb. 16.—The taking of testimony was continued today at New ark, N. J., in the suit brought by the Honduras Company of Georgia against the Honduras Syndicate, a ' New Jersey corporation: In this suit serious charges are made against former Secretary of the Navy' Benjamin F. Tracy, and the law firm of Stetson, Tracy; Jennings & Rus sell, of New York. It is alleged that the firm obtained knowledge of the. great value of concessions and contracts macie or about to be made by ' the republic of Honduras to and with the complainant, .and that . subsequently a syndicate was "formed by them with the purpose of se curing these same concessions and con tracts from the Honduras government. It developed at the hearing today that Joseph H. Shepherd, the promoter of the Honduras Company of Georgia, as "far back as 1895 had entered into nego tiations with George D. Scott for finances for a scheme "to develop the resources of Honduras. Letters to that effect were produced in court. The cae wa adjourns ed until Feb. 26. WITH ALL ON BOARD. Barge Alabama, With Crew of Five, Siii.Vs in a Gale. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Feb. 16.— The steamer Aragon, now in port, reports the loss in a gale off Hogg Island, Vs., Wed nesday night, of her tow, the iron barge Alabama, with five men on board. There is.no doubt but that the barge went to the' bottom very soon after the hawser parted. /- U Four of the crew were of. Providence. The captain, R. J. Rees, had a home in Brooklyn. He : leaves 4"a • wife and three children. His steward Was Antonio; Rivero, a Cuban. The engineer was R. W.Barrett. ■.*.'-}-'_]'. _. ; ;: ' : ] Joseph Dias' and 1 Joaquin '■ Dalomba were. deck hands.... [ -*' ;< -; '->". -•:-v-"'^'-^?- l:^:'.v--^"- '■ .':'■;.-'.:■'■-7y,:,*S: BULLETIN OF ' IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. PauM Snow or Rain. Subsidy Bill Put Off. Waiting; for a Coup, Farineirsa After Schlffmaun. Rogan "Settled" Again. i£[ B—Father Rynda's Good Work. ?!0- Ellis' Coming Performance. $V} Thousands Due Next Week. ; £ Plea for Sanatorium*. fiSg Editorial Page. s—German* Are Hostile. M. de Wltte Strikes Back, :£\;> News of the Northwest. •-^.JjftrV*: Among the Railroads. '^]$ft/^ 7—Prof. Smith's Chicago Letter. :j. Have Harnessed the San. Point for Anti-Vaccination. ' ::* News of the Lodge Room*. In Domain of Music. Legislative Doings, 'Sporting News. Lou Houseman^s Letter. § Great American Derby. Among the Local Bowlers. Foreign Demand for Trotters. With the Cyclers. . 11—.Sporting News. Baseball Gossip. Hamilton Murder Trial. Some Wild Rumors Afloat^ Business Announcement. 13—Frowns on Mrs. 'Nation. "Civilization" of China. .. :. 14—Crusades Women Made. :'■ -. The Golden Idol. Medical Notes. a 16—Business Announcement. IG—St. Paul Social New*. 17—Vienn«j Fashion Letter. Things Women Should Know, 18—Mr. Man Quit Wall Street. - Women Turf Plungers. • ■ As Death Drew Near (fiction). The Family Forum. Ftaanlly Forum Continued. Sl—Review* of New Books. Markets of the "World. Real Estate. I S3—Popular Wants. J Church Announcements. Dramatic News. WEATHER FOE " TODAY. Minnesota—Snow or rain, with - rising temperature Sunday. Monday fair and colder; southerly winds, becoming, north westerly. - - - Wisconsin—; or snow, with rising temperature Sunday. Monday fair and colder in ' western, clearing in eastern portion; fresh southeasterly winds, be coming northwesterly. North Dakota— and colder, Su nday. Monday fair; northwesterly winds. South Dakota—Snow Sunday, with much colder in western portion. Monday fair; noi thwesterly winds. Montana—Fair and colder Sunday. Monday fair; northwesterly winds. St. Paul — Yesterday's Observations, taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four, hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.—Barometer corrected for tem perature and .elevation: Highest temper ature, 26; lowest temperature, 15; average temperature, 20; daily range, 11; barome ter, 29.89; humidity, 82: precipitation, 0; 7 p. m., temperature, 24; 7 p. m., weather, cloudy; wind, southwest. Yesterday's temperatures— •SpmHighi ♦SpmHigh Bismarck ....32 32 Montreal 22 21 Buffalo 24 30, Nashville ....56 62 Cheyenne ....48 52, New York ...38 38 Chicago 28 SO, Philadelphia .44 46 Cincinnati ...34 40 Pittsburg 30 48 Cleveland —28 3G'Frisco .;.... 56 53 Dtllum 22 26; St. Louis .....33 32 Helena 34 62jSalt Lake ....44 52 Jacksonville .56 6G-S. Ste. Marie. 24 Marquette ....20 24' Winnipeg .... 6 12 ♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). •-- •■"" - ■■' (. OCEAN LINERS. New York—Arrived: L'Aqu'tair ./, Havre. Sailed: Kaiserin Maria- Theresa, Naples, etc.; Umbria, Liverpool; Pennsylvania, Hamburg, via Plymouth and Cherbourg. Hamburg—: Graf Waldersee, New York. Havre—Arrived: La Bretagne, New York. Sailed: La Gascogne, New York. London—Arrived: Minnesota, - Philadel phia. Sailed: Wyandotte, Newport News; Minnehana, New York. Antwerp — Sailed: Southwark, New York. Cherbourg—Sailed: New York, from Southampton,' New York. Liverpool, Arrived: Lucanla, New York; Georgian, New York.; Montfort, St. John, N. 8., and Halifax. Sailed: Etruria, New York. ~- -•■ Hongkong -Arrived: Tacoma, Tacoma, via. Yokohama. . ■ Glasgow—Arrived: Laurentian, New York; Siberian, Portland. Yokohama—Arrived previously: Hong kong, Maru, San Francisco, via Honolulu for Hongkong. Shanghai—Arrived previously: Norman Isles, Portland, Or. Kingston,- J a.—Arrived: Cruising yacht Prinzessin Victoria Louise, New York, via ports. ;.'-.'>"*' . ■ AROUND THE HOTELS. At „ the Ryan— Harutch, West i Superior, Wis.; John A. Dalzell, Morton; ! H. Carlton, Butte, Mont.; F. M. Brown, i Cedar Rapids, To.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Ed- I wards, Mayville, N. D. At the Merchants'—W. J. Bates, Dv ; luth; Julius Pleth, St. IJilaire; Charles I E. Seofleld, Ortonville; Grant Smith, Montana; W. R. Sherburne, Menomonie, I Wis.; T. M. Brown, I. H. Hammond, Cedar Rapids, Io.; A. W- Leawett, Litch i field; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Ingram, Eau j Claire, Wis.; S. G. Mathews, Burlington, Io.; Arthur Wing, Red Wing; J. A. New ton and wife, Stillwater; E. R. Keil. Bil lings, Mont.; J. W. Milligan, Grand Forks, N. D.; W. M. Woaldridge, Hins dale, Mont.; M. T. O'Connell, Tram Ritvr. Wis.; Fred L. French, Menom onie, Wis.; J. E. Keefe, Ortonville; J. H. Humphrey, Marshall; W. J. Hubbard, Detroit, Mich.; F. B. Johnson, Brainerd. At the Windsor—.T.F. McQuy. Dubuque, Io.; G. G. Ovale, Millneor; J. W. Cooper, Mortonville; E. L. Hospes. Miss Pauline Hospes, Wanda Kerr, Stillwater; John Ludwig. Winona; H. C. Hintz, Albert Lea; Mrs. S. Kaleigh; F. P. Nuzum, Stillwater; J. E. M. Kenall, Detroit; Griff Johnson, Dcs Moines, Io.; J. B. . Ries, Shakopee; George J. Regan, Du luth; Mr. and Mrs. James. Austin. At the Clarendon—W.".' H.'V* Strom, Beaver Creek; S. Humphey.. Magnolia; O. . Alstrom, Wlllmar; F. H. Evans, i Cale donia;. H. 'M. , Wells and wife. - Grand Forks, N. D.; N. C. Brooks, Brainerd; E. M.-. Webster, Glenwcod;.Charles Zem- | lln, Brainerd; B. L. Baldwin, Dubuque, j JO. ,v;, ? ■...■-.-,, "v .; :;.:...■'. j PART ONE Pages i to 12 1 PRICE FIVE CENTS. MBIM HATCHET IN HAND, THEY ARB SEEKING FRED StCHIFF- » MANN'S SCALP WANT TO HAVE HIM REMOVED - • ->:V-:'rj SAYS HE DECOYED GOVERNOR INTO ! SIGNING MOLLFE MORRIS' /> PARDON NOYES* UNIQUE PETITION" It Pray* the Legislature to Request the Governor to Remove the . Recently Appointed Oil Inspector. An open rebellion of Republicans in this state is imminent. >'%*.: A breach has been formed in the party, and unless Gov. Van Sant, the man who Is responsible for that gap, can prevail upon some of his friends to devise some means of filling the breach, will cer tainly engulf the new state executive. : Representative ; Noyes, of Sixth dis trict, has been carrying around with him for the past few days a petition of a very striking character. It prays that the legislature make the request of Gov. Van ' Sant that he remove from office Fred C. Schiffman, recently appointed oil inspector. Mr. Noyes declines to give the name of the author, but insists that it is not himself. Mis function is to rep resent the country' members of the legis lature and their constituents, who are supporters of the document and whose outraged feelings it is designed to avenge. The exact contents of the petition have not been made known, but it is based upon the fact that the man to whom Van Sant bequeathed his richest legacy is one of those who decoyed the unsuspedting governor into signing the pardon of the prisoner at the workhouse, Nellie Morris, whose release has been regarded as a public outrage by the business men from whom Bhe is said to have stolen. Be hind Mr. Noyes there are some of the most prominent Republicans of the state in this matter, and it is said that if the legislature does not pass the resolution these men will have to be shown the rea son why. . While of course the people who are at the bottom of this movement are no doubt incensed at the stigma which at taches itself to the present state admin istration by reason of .the fact that prom inent members of the regime, among whom is Mr. Schiffmann, are responsible for the concoction by which Gov. Van Sant was deluded into granting a pris oner her liberty, there Is another, causa at the root of it all. RURAL MEMBERS ARE SORE. The country Republicans have not re covered In this short time from the treat ment" they received by the man whom they, elected governor. The fact that one of the Twin Cities gave Van Sant a bare margin and the other went about 2,00 against him and the fact that a single outside county came within nine votes of casting r a majority that -elected him are regarded as just reasons by the country partisans why they should have expected at least as good, if not better, treatment from "the executive than that accorded to the city, and especially St. Paul Repub licans. While the country members, of the legislature recognize the fact, as do also their constituents, that many good offices have been given to outside men, they are not indifferent to the fact that the choicest plums fell to men here in St. Paul where Gov. Lind's majority was nearly 2,000, and they know also that the best office at the disposal of the gov ernor went to a member of the "ring," which has been recognized always as merely the "boss" of the country people. Mr. Noyes, no doubt, voiced the senti ments of his large retinue of country friends""" when he stated that the Van Sant appointees, some of them, are not only objected to on the grounds of loca tion, but that the character of particular ones is as much a red flag as anything else. . , Tarns Eixby and other Goodhue county men who were ruthlessly snubbed by the governor, after having elected him, are said to be among the instigators of this scheme, which is tangibly represented by the Noyes petition. EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS LIKELY PRESIDENT M'KIXLBY WILL CALL ONE TO CONSIDER THE CUBAN CONSTITUTION. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.— president told senators who called upon him today that congress will be called in extra ses sion as soon as the Cuban constitution is received. The president has seldom been known to talk so freely with memlfcrs of con gress and other public men on any ques tion he had in contemplation, as he now talks with them concerning an extra ses sion of congress. He has apparently been revolving the subject in his own mind for the past month, and for that length of time has talked more or less pointedly with his callers. Senators and representatives, have, however, thought until within the past day or two that the- extension of tho session could be ■ avoided. Even now, there are many who refuse to be'.ieve that the call will be issued.'- Those who have talked with the presi dent in the past day of two are not o* this opinion. They say that he an nounced definitely today his determina tion to ask congress to come together as soon after the completion of the Cuban constitution as might seem expedient. The only apparent object of the presl. dent Is to have the Cuban question con sidered and it is his desire to have con gress share the responsibility of deciding what steps shall be taken with reference 1 to. Cuba, regardless of the details of the constitution. He has not as yet indicated ; a time when he should expect congress ' to meet, and this he is not expected to do until the* Cuban constitutional con- ; vention shall complete Its work. The prediction is general that in caso an extra session is called It will extend well into the summer. It is not believed that its deliberations couid be confined to Cuba, but that the Philippines ques tion, the ant! trust bill, and the subsidy ': bill (if that should fall to be disposed of.; at the'present session)' would all come In • for a 'share of "attention. -:'- ' ' ' '. ' Many of the leading Republican sena tors are usinc their utmost endeavors to . avert the call. .. ;:lj"":' DEATH DOUBLY SAD. Young; Woman Sm-taiulHi to -Small- ( pox 011 the Eve of H«>r Marriage. CHIPPEWA FALLS, Feb. 16.—(Special.) \ —Mrs. Christie Degan received a tele- .: gram today announcing the death of her daughter, Anna, at Fifield. Death was caused by smallpox. Arrangements had been completed- for her marriage to a ■ i young, business man of - Fifield, to occur - Feb. 14, but on account of sickness it was postponed, and she died the next day. | She was sick but two days.