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OF THE CITY OF ST. PAUL. VOL. XXIY.-I\O. 56. m v m SVRYFY OF THE LEGISLATION ENACTED WITHIN THE TWO MISSIONS OF THAT BODY- IMPORTANT BILLS HTJNG UP IN THE MATTER OF SPENDING MONEY LITTLE EVIDENCE OF ECONOMY SHOWN MEASURES THAT HAVE PASSED Kiearafcna. fnuiil Bill, the Ship Snn *i<l> BUI, the Pacific Cable Bill and OUoiiia r^:i rliu- Bill In the Air. At!:^ rst $710,150,862 AffieS?..!:=: - 747,118,595 Total appropria- SSSTf. $1,457,269,457 WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The record of the fifty-sixth congress is now prac tically completed, r.nd although a few im portant measures are still in the balance, ii is possible to take a survey ol tho wide range <>f legislation considered and enacted within the two sessions com prising the congress now drawing to a While the question of the attitude of the government toward our new insular possessions is still open to some extent, jet the present congress has passed upon one of its important phases by enacting a law for a complete form of govern ment for I'orto Rico. The status of ths Philippines has been an unfailing source of debate in both branches o£ congress, particularly in the senate. Cuban legislation has been In abeyance pending the action of the constitutional convention of Cuba in framing the.con stitution <>L the island. Another achieve ment in insular legislation was that of enacting ;i law giving Hawaii a com plete form of territorial government, with an insular legislature and judiciary, a governor, chosen from Hawaii, and a delegate in the house of representatives. A Porto Rican commissioner, Mr. De Getau, has also been accredited to Wash ington unuer the law passed at the first cession. ACTUAL WORK. Jn actual work accomplished, aside from the I'orto Rican and Hawaiian acts, al feady mentioned, this congress has pass a linancial law, establishing a permanent £old leserve of about $150,000,000, lixing the rate between gold and silver, and re organizing the bonding and the banking system of the treasury; reorganizing the United States army on a basis of 100,000 men: reapportioning the representation in congress on the basis of the twelfth census; giving "free Homes" on the In dian lands; providing for government participation in the Louisiana purchase exposition in l'M'S, as well as other meas ures. But the congress draws to a close with Some of the most important measures before It still in doubt and quite likely to expire without final action, including the Nicaragua canal bill, the shipping subsidy bill, the Pacific cable bill and the oleomargarine bill. CHANGES IN OFFICE. In the senate the death of Vice Presl <l<-m Hobart made the duties of presid ing officer of the upper house devolve upon Senator Frye, of Maine, the presi dent pro tempore. The house, during this congress, has been under an entirely new administra tion, David B. Henderson succeedir.^ ex-Speaker Reed. Both of these officers have given satisfaction to their party. Mr. Payne, of New York, who became chairman of the ways and means com mittee, upon the death of the late Rep resentative Dlngloy, of Maine, succeeded to the floor leadership cf the majority, and Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, be came floor leader of the minority, suc ceeding Mr. Bailey, of Texas, who re tired from the leadership of his side of the house at the close of the last con gress. HAS SPENT MILLIONS. The appropriations of the present con gress will reach an unusually large tig ure, aggregating for the two sessions, approximately $1,457,209,4-77. This is about $110,000,000 ltss than the Dspregate appropriations of the preced ing congress, which, however, covered thf period of the Spanish war, when the appropriations ran in a single year up t« $X 93,231,615. The totals for the last two sessions of the present congress, as re cently summarized by Chairman Can non, of the house committee on appropri ations, is as lollows: Appropriations, first session, including sinking fund, $710,150,5d2. Appropriations, second session, includ- L'E sinking fund, $717,118,505. REORGANIZING THE ARMY. The act reorganizing the army and placing the military establishment on a permanent basis probably is the most important piece of general legislation en acted •during the present session, and one of the most Important measures placed on the statute books in recent years. Following ' tin-, war with Spain, a temp orary military establishment was pro vided, partly of volunteers, and partly of regulars, this system being limited in operation until July 1 next. The termi nation of this system this coining sum mer, made ;t imperative to supply a mili tary o-^uni/ati v,i to tak«j its* place. In Btead 01 ')lann:j:s lor .1 temporary ex tension of tl.e volunteer system, -Secre tary Scot devised a treasure for a com plete reorganization of the army, on modern military lines, with a maximum force of 100,000 men, and a minimum of about 63,000. The house passed the bill before the holidays, but there was con siderable delay in the senate, and it was not until Feb. 2, that the measure became effective as a la»v. As finally enacted, it provides a standing army to consist' of fifteen regiments of cavalry, a corps of artillery, thirty regiments of infantry, one lieutenant general, six major gen eials, fifteen brigadier generals, and the usual staff corps. 1 lie old regimental organization of the artillery is discontinued. Authority is given the president to enlist natives of the Philippines, when necessity requires, not to exceed 12,000 men. A provisional regiment of Porto Kicans also is pro vided. - -t-- FINANCIAL LEGISLATION. The financial legislation of the con gross has placed on the statute books, the law establishing the gold standard, providing for the redemption and re issne of the interest-bearing bonded obli gations of the United States, establish ing a permanent gold reserve of ?150,00G, --o<O, regulating national banks, and mak ing numerous provisions respecting cir culation and the tax on circulation. This measure was drafted by leaders of both houses prior to the meeting of con er«'ss and became a caucus measure. _ 4 __ After its passage, some question arose as to the maintenance of th\ parity of the metals under the terms of the bill. At the present session,bills to rectify this feature have been reported, specifically requiring the, exchange of gold for standard silver dollars. No action has been taken on them, however. "WAR TAX UNTOUCHED. The revenue legislation of the congress has been coniined to an effort to reduce the taxation imposed when the war with Spain began. Frior to the opening of the present session, a comprehensive plan of revenue reduction was framed by the Republican members of the ways and means committee. This plan was intro duced on the opening of the session, and passed before the holidays. It aroused little party opposition as the minority supported the proposed reduction an»i urged also an Income tax. The bill as it passed the house reduced revenue about $40,000,000, the chief reductions being on beer, and in the removal of the stamp on bank chocks, telegrams, commercial papers, life insurance policies, proprie* tary medicines, and many other articles. In the senate an entirely new substi tute was passed. This, however, retained the main features of the house bill, but materially changed the rates throughout, adding reductions onto tobacco in various forms and resiori?ig the tax on bank checks. This revenue reduction measure is still in controversy between the two houses, the conference committee not having reached an agreement. The act apportioning to the several states, their representation in the house of representatives, followed as a result of the twelfth census. As finally enacted the total representation is fixed at 356 members, or 29 more than in the present house. Hazing at West Point has received at tention at the prestnt session, with the prospect that strong restrictive legisla tion will bo enacted. Government participation and aid in the Louisiana purchase exposition seems as sured during this congress. At the first session, a senate amendment to the sun dry civil bill, pledged the government to appropriate $5,000,000 when St. Louis had raised $10,000.(00. The bill is now pending and is likely to become a law, making the appropriation .$5,000,000 and providing gen.' cral plans for the exposition. OTHER LEGISLATION. Among the many other measures enact ed during this congress are those giving "free homes" on the public lands ac quired from the Indians, and known as the "Free homes' act," providing a sys tem of extradition for insular posses sions, under which C. F. W. Neely was extradited to Cuba for alleged postal frauds; authorizing the "aggregating" of pension liabilities and increasing to $250 the allowance to widows in certain cases on the lines of recommendations by the G. A. R.; authorizing the appointment of Charles A. Boutelle, a veteran member of congress, as captain on the retired list of the navy; providing for the cen tennial celebration of the establishment of the permanent seat of government jit Washington; extending the mining laws to saline lands; providing a criminal code of laws for Alaska; allowing em ployes of navy yards, arsenals, etc.. fif teen days annual leave. At the first session, Brigham H. Rob erts, of Utah, was expelled from the house after an exciting contest; Secre tary Quay, of Pennsylvania, was refused a seat in the senate on the appointment of Gov. Stone; sensational charges against Senator Clark, of Montana, were investi gated by a senate committee; the excit ing mining riots in the Coeur d'Alene district of Idaho were investigated by a ' committee of the house. The senate also appointed a Cuban inquiring commission, but little has been accomplished on that line. BILLS HUNG UP. The Nicaraguan canal bill was passed in the house of representatives, and au thorized expenditures of $140,000,000, with a present appropriation of $10,000,000. The measure was favorably reported to the senate, but owing to the complications arising over the Hay-Pauncefote treaty the senate has not considered the "bill, and it is likely to be one of the meas ures to die with this congress. The house has taken no action on the ship subsidy bill pending the contest in the senate, so that, according to present indications, the bill will not have a par liamentary status as having passed either branch of congress. The Pacific cable bill passed the senate at the first session, and has been pending in the house since. It provides for a cable to Hawaii and the Philippines under government management. The oleomargarine bill was passed by the house early in the present session. Its chief feature is that placing a tax of ten cents per pound on oleomargarine when colored in imitation of butter, the stated purpose being to prevent alle^od | fraudulent practices in placing this | article on the market. The bill has met sharp opposition in the senate, and in these closing days of the session, its passage is still in doubt. Quite a number of other measures of general legislation, more or less im portant, will expire with the end of the congress after having secured a certain j degree of consideration and success in I one branch or the other. These include the joint resolution proposing a consti tutional amendment for the election of United States senators by the vote of tlic people, which was passed in the house, but has remained unacted upon by the senate and bills to establish the de partment of commerce and industry, to endow state schools of mining with a portion or the proceeds of public land | sales, authorizing the president to ap point a commission to study the commer cial and industrial conditions of China and Japan, and to regulate trusts and ether organizations in restraint of trade. DEFEATED OR DELAYED. Besides the anti-trtist bill, passed by the house ami not acted upon by the senate, a resolution proposing a consti tutional amendment, giving congress more ample power to deal with trusts, was defeated in Ihe house. Another measure defeated in the branch where it originated, was that denning the power of injunction and limiting the authority of the federal courts to issue this proe.ss. Mach of the time of the senate has been occupied on the important treaties con sidered behind closed doors. These in clude the Hay-Pauncefote treaty rfcutra'. izing the Nicaraguan canal; treaties with Great Britain and Germany dissolving the tripartite agreement on Samoa and dividing the islands; commercial reci procity treaties with Prance, Germany, Argentine Republic, Nicaragua, and with Great Britain respecting the various British colonies of the West Indies. WASHINGTON NOTES. The army appropriation bill will receive the attention of the senate during the early part of this week. Of the appropriation bills, only two, the "pension and the urgent deficiency, have been signed by the president. The last week of this congress in the house will be mainly occupied with con ference reports on the appropriation bills ami the other numerous measures now being fought by the managers of the two houses. Commeting upon the German prohibi tion of the importing- of canned meats and sausages, which has now gone into effect Consul General Richard Guenther, at Frankfort, in a report to the state de partment calls attention to the fact that while a. section of the meat inspection law contains the direct prohibition of these a nicies, a proviso in another sec tion allows the admission of other kinds of prepared meats if it is shown that there is no danger to*, human health in the manner of their production and pre paration. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1901. 111111 THE OREGON LEGISLATURE SE LECTS JOHN H. MITCHELL FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR ON THE EVE OF ADJOURNMENT ELEVEN DEMOCRATS JOINED WITH A NUMBER OF -REPUBLICANS IN* THE RESULT HAD AN EXCITING NIGHT The Man. Chosen Has Occnplcd n Scat for Three Terms— Getting; the Last Vote. SALEM, Or., Feb. 24.—John H. Mitchell was elected United States sen ator at 12:30 o'clock this morning to suc ceed John W. Mcßride, whose term ex pires on March 4 next. His election was accomplished by a combination of thirty five Republicans and eleven Democrats, making forty-six votes, a majority of the legislature. The result was reached on the twenty fifth ballot of the day, and the nfty third of the session. At noon Saturday the joint assembly met and took one ballot for senator, and then adjourned until 8 p. m., when bal loting was resumed. Both houses had de cided to adjourn sine die at midnight Saturday, and the prospect of an ex citing close brought thousands of peo ple to the capitol. Voting proceeded without material change for twenty bal lots. Just as the assembly was about to take the twenty-first ballot State Sen ator Brownell arose and presented the name of John H. Mitchell, which was received with tremendous applause. The twenty-first ballot gave H. W. Corbett, 36; J. H. Mitchell, 35, and A. S. Bennett (Dem.), 19. Three more ballots were taken, but with few changes. The hands of the clock had already pointed to midnight, and the clerks were engaged in checking up the roll call for the twenty-fifth bal lot. There was great excitement and loud calls for the name of Mitchell from the lobby. The first deserter from the Corbett ranks was Hemingway, of T^ane. On the previous roll call Mitchell had thirty-four votes, and Corbett thirty-six. When his name was reached, Heming way, in the last roll call, without ex planation, responded: "J. H. Mitchell." Tho call proceeded to the end, and Mitchell and Corbett were then exactly tied, having thirty-five votes fach. Then McQueene, of Lane, arose, and with a brief ppeech changed to Mitchell, putting him in the lead. Nine others changed to Mitchell, giving him forty-five votes, within one of the goal. There was a brief wait, and then the name of Mattoon, of Douglass, repeated with great vehemence, came from many parts of the hall, and a i crowd of Mattoon's friends got around ' him and talked to him excitedly. He seemed to be successfully withstanding them, and soon there rose cries of "dead lock," "adjourn," "adjourn." Mattoon finally yielded and changed his vote to Mitchell. This was all that was needed, and the crowd knew It. Pandemonium reigned for many sec onds, and the chair made little effort to check It. The clerks then completed the roll and passed it up to President Ful ton, who announced that Mr. Corbett had "received twenty-nine votes, Mr. Mitchell forty-six and Mr. Bennett six teen." The crowd went wild again, fairly jumping up and down in their joy. Mr. Mitchell had been in the lobby all evening watching the progress of the voting. He was hurried forward through the jostling crowd and escorted to the platform, where he stood for a moment until order was restored. Addressing the large audience, he said: "Tt would be impossible for me at this time to offer words in which to propers express the gratitude that is swelling up in my heart for the great distinction shown me by your rendered votes. The elevation to a seat in the United States senate is a great distinction, the great est than can be conferred upon a citizen, but, when for a period of thirty years or less than that, the same state, speak ing through four legislatures, selects the same man to that office, he is made the recipient of a debt that never can be paid by mere words. "There is only one way to recompense you and the state of Oregon, and that is by faithful, earnest and efficient at tendance to the duty to which yoiuhave assigned me. This I will endeavor to do. To all who cast a vote for me—Re publicans. Democrats and Populists—my heart goes out in gratitude. As to you who voted for another, let me assure you that T make no distinctions against you. T will represent all the people, all of Oregon, to the best of my ability." Mr. Mitchell has served three full terms in the United States senate from Oregon, having been elected the first time in IST?., when TT. TV. Corbett was his chief op ponent. PROF. ROSS' DISMISSAL. President Jordan Tells Why It Was Deemed Necessary. STAMFORD University, Cal., Feb. 24.- Dr. David Stair Jordan, president of Ice land Stanford Jr., university, discussing the report of the committee of economics on the dismissal of Prof Ross from the university, said: "The statement of Profs. Seligman, Farnum and Gardiner, is not, as mighi be inferred from the newspapers, the re* port of an authorized committee of tho American economic association. If we are correctly informed, this body declined to appoint a committee of investigation. These three gentlemen from a self-con^ Btituted committee represent only a mi nority of this association. '"The facts at their disposal were none other than those already made public by Prof. Ross and his friends and the atti tude they hold in regard to these mat ters is evidently that of partisans. "It may b? regretted that they did not see fit to publish the letters which they obtained from the president and the com mittee, at Stanford. The following is the statement sent by the president and states the chiefest facts in the whole af fair: "Office of the President Lciand Stanford University of California, Feb. IT, 1901. "Profs. Edwin R. Seligman, Henry W. Farnum, Henry B. Gardiner. "Gentlemen: Your letter of Jan. 30 is at hand, asking further information as to the reasons for the dismissal of Pro*. Ross. When I expressed my willingness to answer further questions, 1 did not mean to indicate that I would enter into circumstantial description of events lead ing to or following from Prof. Ross' dis missal. Nor do I consider it expedient or proper to go into a discussion of ex tracts from my letters or conversations, or of any of my statements or alle<red statements, or those of others, as pub lished in the newspapers. There are, however certain assurances Whioh it in wHhin the privilege of the public to ask, and which it is my desire to furnish, that the public may be assisted in forming a judgment as to the position of the uni versity. .: • .;.■> ' ■■;.-. - "It will be necessary'for' you to assume my knowledge of all the facts, also the interpretation herewith presented is au thoritative from the university stand point. ' • -.- . -: " 'First—Prof. Ros* was not dismissed on account of his views on Oriental im migration, nor on any- of his opinions on any economic question. .- - ;' 'Second-Prof. Ross was dismissed because, in the judgment of the univer sity authorities, he was not the proper man for the place '.he. held. The re sponsibility for the correctness of this judgement belongs to the university • au thorities, and to them. alone. " "Third—No ground?exists for any in terpretation of his'dismissal resting upon his private character, of which your let ter seems to imply a feat. • -,-/•. '•; " 'Fourth-The judgment that Prof. Ross was not the proper man for the place he held is : not incompatible with my appreciation of many good qualities he possesses, nor with my wishes or ef forts at any time to -further his pros pects. I have been neither ignorant of his professional shortcomings, nor inap preclative of his good qualities. Of such appreciation. Prof. Ross has himself re ceived several expressions from my let ters. ■ ■ " 'Tn the hope that you may find in the •above a. substantial answer to the ques tions involved in your inquiry I remain, " 'Very truly yours. —" 'David S. Jordan, President.' " ROME CONFIRMS MARTINELLI REPORT APOSTOLJC DELEGATE WILL BE CREATED A CAR DINAL. ROME, Feb. 24.—Ttt'e report that Arch- bishop Martinelli, apostolic delegate to the United States, will be created cardi nal, is confirmed. MRS. NATION GETS TIRED ASKS THE JUDGE TO QUIT FOOL,- IXG AND RELEASE UK it. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 24.—Mrs. Carrie Nation, tiring of jail life, has written Judge Hazen a letter demanding release. "I want you to <iait your fooling," she writes, "and let me out of here. If you cause me to miss tny engagements, I won't feel like a mi'Msterin.sf angel unto you. It is time for ;;ou to recover your self before the devil, your master, makes a clean sweep with you into hell. "You know you are persecuting one of God's children who loves you for Jesus' sake. Let me out, that. I may go about my business of saving such poor devils as you. Write, or come to see me right off." Judge Hazen has ignored the letter, placing It in the waste basket with dozens of others received on the subject from different parts of the country. Some of these letters threaten the judge. One from Bunker Hill, Kan., says a committee of fifty will Administer a coat of tar and feathers to the official if Mrs. Nation is not released by Feb. 27, and another from a woman in Douglass, Mich., says: "We now propose, if Mrs. Nation Is held longer, to rase the great est army of women the world has ever known, and wipe man out of existence. It is our intention to begin with you." CAP! HOWAtjTS DEATH THE NEWS CHEATES A SENSATION IN CANADA. HALTFAX, N. S., Feb. 24.—Lord Kitch ener's telegram that Capt. Howard, bet ter known as "Galling Gun" Howard, is dead, caused a sensation here, where he has been known for years. His connec tion with the Canadian forces dates back to the Riel rebellion in 18S5, when he was in charge of a gatling gun corps sent out with the forces to the North west. Howard lived at Brownsville, sixty miles west of Ottawa, and left home last spring in charge of a Colt gatling gun brigade for South Africa, He organized a company of 100 Canadian scouts and \*as leading them when he met death. Howard left here as a lieutenant and was recently promoted. In a lecent letter to a fellow officer who had come home, Howard said: "I have added to my battery a pompom, so we have a considerable battery of six Colt guns, three pompoms and 100 scouts. AYe have had thrc-e brushes with the enemy since you left and have made them hurr>i> each time. *I may come back in July and eqpip a regiment of half-breeds tor service in the Transvaal. I will "meet you in England in June." j STIRRING BP CUBA. HOT TALK INDLLUE7D IX AT IXDK- FEM)EXCE DAY CELEBRATION. HAVANA, Feb. 24.—Independence day was celebrated with processions, mass meetings and general demonstrations of rejoicing. This morning there was a parade of 10,000 school children bearing Cuban Hags. They were reviewed by prominent politicians. Gen. and Mrs. Wood were showered with flowers by the children as they passed. The Republican party held a meeting in the Tacon theater. Senor Capote, who presided, said there was never more need than now to bejquiet. The United States was the only "country that had helped Cuba in her -time of trouble, and he did not believe that the Washington government was now deceiving the Cu bans. The work of intervention was long and difficult, but. in his opinion, everything would be settled satisfactorily to the people of the island. Senor Zayas gave a revolutionary tone to his remarks by asserting that the present Cuban leaders should imitate the martyrs of the past. He declared that "the trick which the Americans have been playing upon the Cubans is the cause for the non-development of the Island." He predicted that" the end of all would be dissatisfaction, adding that Inde pendence could only be attained by the machetes of liberators. "Cuba," he exclaimed, "should be pre served for the glories,-of the Latin race." Sc-nor Juan Gaultref.to Gomez arraign ed the advocates of annexation as trait ors to the cause Of Cuba. He said he had more faith In independence now than he had had in 1896, and the United States could not rob Cuba of independ ence unless by a force of 500,000 men. Speaking of the future relations be tween Cuba and the United States, he said that this matter was only a mere Incident; that all '. the Important prin ciples were embodied In the constitution, and, in spite of evidences to the con trary, he believed everything would be settled in conformity with Cuba's de mand for independence In the near fu ture. At the meeting of the National party the speakers were Semor Bravo, Senor Lacrete and Senor Alfredo Zayas, the last named opposing the proposal to grant the United States naval stations In Cuba. Suicide of a. Prince. LONDON, Feb. 25.*-The Vienna cor respondent of tl>e Morning Leader says Prince Karl, of Cray, has committed sui cide because he wae Jilted by a peasant girl. ■I if 11 GREATEST CONSOLIDATION OF CAP ITAL EVER KNOWN COMPLETED BY J. P. MORGAN EIGHT CONCERNS ARE IN IT A CAPITALIZATION OF OVER A BIL LION DOLLARS FOR NEW COMPANY MESABA RANGE PROPERTY Expected That It Will Be Tnrned Over to the Gigantic < 'cni binatlon In a Short Time. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—The Herald tomorrow will say: J. P. Morgan has just completed the project by which another and the great est consolidation of capital is added to the notable list of the last ten years. The steel combination plan was con summated at a conference in his office late Saturday afternoon, and Sunday the subject was the comment of conversation in the corridors of the up-town hotels. An official announcement is expected to day from the office of J. P. Morgan & Co. to the effect that the Carnegie com pany, the Federal Steel company, the National Tube company, the American Steel & Wire company, the American Tin Plate company, the National Steel com pany, the American Steel Hoop company and the American Sheet Steel company are to be combined in one concern, which is to issue its stock in return for theirs, the valuation having been determined upon the assets and the earning power of th« respective corporations thus merged. This new combination, it is un derstood, will be called the United States Consolidated Steel company. It will have a total capitalization of $1,100,000,000 Of this $300,000,000 will be 5 per cent general mortgage bonds; $400,000,000 win be 7 per cent stock, and $400,000,000 will be com mon stock. CHARTER PREPARED. The charter of the company which has been prepared under the special guidance of William Neison Cromwell, who pro moted the National Tube company, wll! be filed, it is said, at Trenton, *N. J today. Stocks of the companies to be merged will be taken In at high figures, and yesterday afternoon the Waldorf-Astoria became a sort of minature and subdued stock exchange, where John W. Gates and his friends bid weJl above market price for the securities of the corpora tions which the United States Consolidat ed company is expected to acquire. .Legal details of the project have been In the hands of a "law committee," consisting of William Nelson Cromwell, a director In the National Tube company; Francis Linde Stetson, Mr. Morgan's personal counsel; Judge Elbert H. Gary, president of the Federal Steel company; Max Pam of Chicago, director in and counsel for the American Steel & Wire company, and Victor Morawetz. REPRESENT MORGAN. These five men represent Mr. Morgans interest in the matter. They and Mr. Morgan, H. C. Frick and President Charles M. Schwab, of the Carnegie com pany; Chairman John W. Gated, of the American Steel and Wire directory; Judge William H. Moore, of Chicago, who has promoted a number of large steel companies, and President E. C. Converse, of the National Tube com pany, met Saturday in Mr. Morgans private office, and, after a prolonged conference, agreed to final details. They all consented to the figures Mr. Morgan named, and the representatives of tho several interests proceeded to recommend to their respective stockholders the ac ceptance of the terms then- decided on. The American Bridge company, which is known as a Morgan concern, and has an authorized capital of $35,000,000 com mon stock, is, contrary to general ex pectation, left out of the consolidation, although its absorption was contemplated in the original plan. The reason given was that the stock is listed in London and that it might not be easy to acquire it. The late Superior Consolidated Iron mines, the Rockefeller iron ore proper ties, including the Mesaba range, which passed a few days ago, it is understood, to the Morgan combination, will not go immediately into the new United States Consolidated Steel company. Jt is thought quite likely that the Lake Su perior concern may be turned over to the great combination at a later date. All of the persons directly interested in the Morgan-Carnegie steel deal seemed greatly pleased last (Sunday) night over the successful termination of their labors. NEWS FROM MANILA. MelkoUUtH Holding a Successful R e vlval Just Xott. MANILA, Feb. 24.—A largely attended meeting was held this morning in the Tondo ward of Manila under the aus pices of the Evangelical church, and a great open air gathering in furtherance of Protestantism was held this afternoon at Pasay. The Rev. James B. Rodgers, of the local staff of the Presbyterian board of foreign missions, together with Senor Buencamino and others, is pre paring articles on church policy and gov ernment. The Methodists report the baptism of 258 converts in Manila last week. Salamanca, the native Methodist preacher, who was arrested at Cavite a week ago, has not yet been tried. The Methodists assert that he will be com pletely vindicated. They say the charge that he is an insurgent is a fabrication of hostile friars, and they are anxious to have the charges against him Investigat ed. Twenty insurgents were captured by a detachment of native scouts near Polo In -the province of Bulucan. There are unverified rumors in circula tion here that Gen. Torres has surrender ed. Brings Back a Deserter. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24.—The trans port Solace arlved here today from Ma nila with six officers and seventeen pri vates, sick and wounded. She also brought thirteen military prisoners, among them is Frederick M. Baker, a deserter, who was captain while serving as an officer in the Filipino army. He la under sentence of life imprisonment. May AVolp Art eXti^a session OF coWgijess WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—There have been several conferences today of s&na toi's looking to an amicable understand ing on the Cuban question, so that an extra session may bo avoided. As a re sult, it is said tonight to be probable thai an amendment dealing with our relations with Cuba will be presented in the senato PRICE TWO CENTS-j &STSS&* BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY / Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Fair. • I—<Revlew of ConereH. Oregon Elects a Senator. Gigantic-Steel Combine. Sensation In First Ward. ' Approves of Ma*.' Nation. In Minnesota Legislature. 3— Minneapolis Couple Retnrnn. South Dakota It-uislat re, It us*ill I* Willing. " I—i;«li(«M-!al rage, - ■ sSporting: Newu. ' Slier and Van Sant. Boers In Bad Way. 6—Popular Wants. . 7—Review of Wall Street. B—The Golden Idol. Queer Poker System. '.' ', ['. i WEATHER FOR TODAY. Minnesota—Fair Monday with rising temperature. Tuesday, fair, variable winds. Wisconsin, Lower and Upper Michigan— Fair Monday with rising temperature. Tuesday, partly cloudy, fresh southwest erly winds. lowa—Fair Monday with rising tempera ture in eastern portion. Tuesday prob ably rain and snow; variable winds. North Dakota—Probably snow with rising temperature in western portion, fair in eastern Monday. Tuesday fair ana colder; variable winds. South Dakota—Fair in eastern, snow in western portion Monday. Tuesday fair and colder; northwesterly winds. Montana—Probably rain or snow and colder Monday. Tuesday fajr, north westerly winds. St. Paul—Yesterdays observations, tak en by the United States weather bureau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.—Barometer, corrected for temperature and elevation: Highest tem perature, 22; lowest temperature 2; aver age temperature, 12; daily range, 20; bar ometer, 29.52; humidity, 82; precipitation, 0; 7 p. m. temperature, 20; weather, clear wind, west. Yesterday's temperatures— *SpmHigh *SpmHigh Battlefoid ...J2 HChicago 22 21 Bismarck .. 16 24Cincinnati ..28 30 Calgary .... 20 24Cleveland ..22 22 Duluth .. .. 18 24Galveston .. »0 60 Edmonton. 20 24 Jacksonville 42 41 Havre ..18 20Marquette ..14 2o Helena .. .. 42 42Montgomery 24 3S Huron 26 34Montreal .... 32 16 Medi'ine Hat 16 IS Nashville .. P,6 40 Minnedosa .. 4 18New Orleans 42 46 Pr. Albert .. 14 16 New York ..22 26 Qu' Appelle 2 16Philadelphia 21 28 S. Current v 6 32St. Louis .... 36 38 Williston .... 8 ICSalt Lake... 48 44 Winnipeg ... ti 12Ste. Marie ..14 23 Buffalo 18 IS ♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). OCEAN LINERS. New York—Arrived: La Gascogne, Havre; Rotterdam, Rotterdam and Boulogne; Columbia, Genoa and Naples- Minnehaha, London; Phoenicia, Hamburg and Boulogne. Kinsale—"Passed: Belgenland. Phila delphia for Queenstown and Liverpool; Bohemian Boston for Liverpool; Grecian, Halifax, N. S., for Liverpool. Gibraltar—Passed: Hesperia, Genoa, Leghorn and Naples for New York. Liverpool—Arrived: Nomadic, New York; Ottoman, Portland, Me; Phila delphia, New York; Umbria, New York via Queenstown. Southampton—Arrived: Koenigen Lou ise, New York for Bremen. Queensiown-Sailed: Lucania (from Liverpool), New York. AROUND THE HOTELS. At the Merchants—J. A. Ring, Shako pee; J. F. Montgomery, Angus; H L. Daugherty, Britten; E. R. Swartherot, Park River; W. A. Keller, Devil's Lake, IV D.; J. N. Bain, Culbertson; J. C. Le claire, Huron; W. E. Lee. Long Prairie- C. A. Morey, Winona; C. L. Hu'chin? Minneapolis; C. O. Nelson, Fergus Falls- Mis. Lulu Henry. Perham; E. C. Belling er, America, N. D.; J. A. McGhee. Ever ett; O. Overbf!Ck, Sturgeon Bay, Wis • E C. Palmer. Williston, N. D.; C. FafiSon. Renwlck, 10. At the Windsor—F. J. Dally, Duluth; M^ R. Mann, Milwaukee: E. Hollen^feeVl Duluth; C. C. Hoath, Ft. Dodge, To.- J C. Burchard, D. D. Gorbes, Marshal; F B. Spelman, Duluth; T. J. Lewis, Moor liead. At the Hotel Northern—J. B. Cooper, Milwaukee; J. A. Sloan, Stillwater; J. il Hayes, Lone Rock, Wis.; M. E. Sundill, Ft. Dodge, Io.; Fred Guenther, Milwau kee. At the Ryan—J. M. Reed, West Su perior; J. W. Mason, P. J. Evan«. Fergus Falls; Pat Ryan, Salt Lake City. At the Clarendon—S. Dugas, Little Falls; W. C. Henke, Milwaukee; A. H. Bcnton, Madelia; Jamos L. Hale, Shako pee; A. F. Benzer, Lidgerwood. N. D. At the Metropolitan—A. H. Randall Burlington, Io.; J. M. Reed, West Su perior; Miss Nolting, Mrs. H. Poole. Bis marck; C. C. Clifton, Leona, Io.; Frank Tucker, Neillsville, Wis.; A. G. Sand strom, Milwaukee; B. F. Baldwin, Dii luth; D. G. Owen, Blue Earth; C. A. Doe, Ean Claire; J. Sturgeon, Milwaukee; J. W. Thompson, Mpdison; J. C. Howland, Sioux City: M. Grattan, Le Mars. SURVIVOR OF THE RIO. Third OHieer Holland, Supposed to Have Been Lost, Saved. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24.— J. C. Hol land, third officer of the Rio de Janeiro, who, on the day of the wreck, was among the missing, has reported, to the surprise and delight of his friends, un harmed. It is not know how he came to be numbered with the dead further than that after the boat sank *ne did not report his escape to any of the officers of the steamship company. After the Rio struck upon the reef/ Holland assisted Capt. Ward in getting the passengers irtto the lifeboats. He and the captain walked together on the starboard side, and just as they reached the saloon the boat gave a lurch and dis appeared beneath the : water. Holland was carried down by the suction, but managed to secure hold of a life pre server, which assisted him to rise to the surface, but not unfil he had been al most strangled by the salf water. But he succeeded in keeping afloat until pick ed up by an Italian fisherman. Holland has relatives residing in New York. .Rich. Strike Near Dawson. VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 24.—Dawson pa perc of Feb. 16, received here today by the steamer Amur, have accounts of a rich strike on Lepine creeit. fifteen miles from Dawson, where quartz assaying '184 a ton v/as found. Northern papers also tell how Capt Cant well rescued an Indian boy, who was eiiiiaved for life by Nulate Indians, be cause he killed a companion accidentally. tomorrow when the army appropriation bill is taken up. The amendment will be on the lines outlined by the Associated Press last night. The exact phraseology of the amendment, it Is said, has not been definitely settled as yet, but the conferences have made it likely that the opposing parties in the senate will get together. OFFICIAL^ PAPER ; : .'.: —OF THE -: , CITY OF ST. PAWL. II Llffl I DAHIiSTROM, THE I'BEACHEH,' -FOLLOWED BY A\ ANGRY, THREATEMXG MOB CONFESSED TO RUINING A Glßfi ALLEGED MISSIONARY SPOKE T<jT LARGE AUDIENCE ik 3 FIRST WARD S< SPOKE OF DIVINE FORGIVENESS Althonifii He Had Sinned He MaiaJ tamed That Better Men Had, Done Wowe— lndignation '■ In Flint Ward. "Lynch him! Soak him! Who's got tho rope?" These were the threats that wont up from a great many of the nearly 500 men women and children who followed Albert Dahlstrom, an alleged Mormon mission ary, from the hall on Pas no avenue, near Cook street, to the street car yes terday afternoon. Even the little boys in the crowd amused themselves by throw ing enow balls at him. Dahlstrom "how ever, can consider himself very lucky that the crowd didn't "start something" for he had just talked to about 800 peo ple in the hall for over two hours, and had made a public confession that d;d ruin sixteen-year-old Annie Hagstrand He talked In Swedish and had many ex cuses to offer to the curious audience one of them being that "David of olden times had done worse things than he did and God had forgiven him." Dahlstrom also intimated that he had no doubt overstepped himself, but he knew that God had forgiven him, and said he was sorry. The appearance of Dahlstrom in the First ward again came as a surprise. to many, and, when he arrived at the hall yesterday afternoon, the hall was pack ed to suffocation, while about 500 people were clamoring at the door for admit tance. All seemed to want to get a glimpse of the man who has caused such a sensation in the First ward during the last six months. But, in spite of all the threats that have been made by the in dignant citizens, Dahlstrom gathered up enough courage to return from Chicago, whither he went about six we<^ks ago, and he is now living on the West side.' Dahlstrom, it will be remembered, camo to St. Paul last July, and one fine day the residents of the First ward were sur prised to find a new "minister" in their midst. He attracted unusual attention, and, strange to say, a number of the First warders were baptized by him. His teachings were entirely different from denominational churches, and ac cording to him, the other churches were all wrong. RUINED A YOUNG GIRL. Among those who went to hear him was the little Hagstrom girl, who was at that time only fifteen years old Every thing went well for Dahlstrora, and he had the First ward all stirred up with his "preaching." This was not to last always, for one day little Annie Hagstrand confessed that Dahlstrom had taken improper liberties with her. This put the First ward on fire, and the mat ter was discussed by every one, on the street, in the stores and in the homes Suddenly Dahlstrom mysteriously dis appeared, and no one seemed to know where he had gone until a rumor reached the East side that he had committed suicide in Chicago. Meanwhile Alfred Bowman, living at 541 Laurel avenue, was appointed guardian of the girl, who is an orphan, and she is at present living at Mr. Bowman's home. No one thought that Dahlstrom would dare to come back to St. Paul again", and it was no small surprise to the residents of the East side when it was rumored that Dahlstrom had returned, and had held a secret meeting with members of his flock in a hall on Payne avenue la^t Tuesday evening. It was too strange to believe, but those who seemed to know insisted that it was so, and said further that he would appear at a public meeU ing yesterday afternoon and make a public confession. The result was, as stated above, that almost 1,500 pe'oplo turned out to see and hear him yester day, more for curiosity than anything else. As early as 1:30 the people began to arrive, and by 3 o'clock the hail was packed. "Would he appear?" This seemed to be the one question in the minds of those present. DAHLSTROM FACES THE CROWD. Suddenly there was a commotion at the rear door, and Dahlstrom. looking very pale, stood before the audience, almost before any one realized what had hap pened. He left by the same door, and it was then that the remarks, quoted in tho first sentence, were hurled at him from the crowd. It is understood that a number of the prominent business men of Payne avenue held a secret meeting the other night to consider what they had better do In re gard to Dahlstrom. Many of the people are very indignant, and it is very likely that If Dahlstrom continues to appear In the First ward there will be trouble. Rumor also has it that Dahlstrom's wif<> returned to St. Paul with him, but. on becoming acquainted with the facts, im mediately returned to Chicago. Dahlstrom's victim, it is understood, will be cared for by his friends. THOSE CROWE REPORTS. Chief Dunahne'N Denial Bulletin Ap- !>•■:« rtt Every Dm j . OMAHA, Net., Feb. 24.—Chief of Polico Donahue tonight said that if Pat Crowe was hiding on Bellevue island, the police had no knowledge of it, and that ho very much doubted if it were true. He knew that Crowe had been at Bellevun where he has relatives, a week prior ti the abduction of young Cudahy, but hft did not think ho hat, been there since that time. The story that Crowe had been traceetf to Bellevtie island and was being watched there, probably originated from the fact that ha has a brother-in-law living in the vicinity and that the island has b-i ■■ tiie scene of a number of captures of counterfeiters and other criminals, tor which it affords an Inaccessible hiding place. DEPARTMENT STORE BURNED. Heavy Loss Sustained In a Kir«> iv I rlut iih. O. URBANA, 0., Feb. £4.—Fire started in the Boston department store this morn ing and spread to adjeining buildings In the center of the city, causing a loss of $75,000. The principal losers aie: The Daily Citizen plant, totally de stroyed, $15,000; J. K. Cheatham, £.009; Boston department store, $12,000; National bank of Urbana, loss to building, $5,500; J. H. Berry, grocery, $10,000: Berry estate, 53.000; Rhoades estate, $2,000; J. F. Hngnq & Co., stoves and tin-ware, $1,800; J. B. Hitt & Co., $6,000. All are covered by in surance except the Dally Citizen.