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VOL. XXIV.—ISO. 118.
Have Gathered Small Satisfaction
From Their Visit to the
Xational Capital.
McKinley Tells Them to Go Form a
Government and Discuss Rela-
tions With Us Afterwards.
WASHINGTON, April 27.-The Cuban
delegation completed its labors in Wash
ington today. In the morning the dele
gates met Secretary Root, who escorted
them to the White house, where they had
a final and decisive talk with the presi
dent. Then they paid visits of courtesy
to each of the officials whom they have
met, anel finally they started for Ncv.v
York at 11 o'clock tonight, homeward
bound. They will sail for Havana
Wednesday. The proceedings at the
White house was interesting. Senor
Capote acted as spokesman for the dele
gation. He thanked the president for the
many courtesies shown them, which they
accepted as expressions of good will to
the Cuban people. He Invited the presi
dent to visit Cuba to see for himself the
conditions in the island and learn irom
contact with the inhabitants of the love
and affection which Cubans have for the
United States, and their appreciation of
what has been done for them by this
government in their struggle for free
Senor Capote asked the president to do
something for the Cubans upon an econ
omic line, especially in the matter of
reciprocal trade relations. He said that
it w^as especially elesirable to have some
thing of this kind done before the next
crop wa3 harvested, in order that the
Cubans may realize the advantages to
them of closer political and economic
relations with the United States.
In reply the president said it" was Im
possible to settle the economic questions
until the political ejuestions were dispos
ed of. He told the delegates first to form
their government and then they would be
In a position to enter into the negotia
tions with the United States to trade re
Senor Capote responded that something
ought to be done while the Cuban gov
ernment was forming. He thought that
while the United States was exercsing
control there might be arrangements per
fect* d similar to those under contempla
tion by the secretary of war in lsOs, when
the government first passed under the
control of the United States. He tod
the president that the Cuban republic d d
net'wish to be born in poverty and rage,
and if it could not be wealthy it won! i at
least prefer to have something with
which to support itself and to have its
people in prosperous conditions or with
prosperous conditions immediately before
The president again reverted to the fact
that under the present conditions, as the
secretary of war had advised them, he
did not see how it was possible to sett c
any economic questions before the Cuban
government was formed. He would ap
point commissioners for the Cuban gov
ernment for reciprocal trade arrange
ments, and he believed the United States
would be ready to deal in a manner
which would be beneficial to both coun-
Party on the Presidential Train Will Number flbout
WASHINGTON, April 27.—There Was a
constant stream of eallsrs at the White
house today. Most of them called simply
to say good-by to the president, who
leaves here Monday for his long trip to
the Paciiic coast. Secretary C'orteiyou
has sent to each member of the presi
dents party a handsomely prepared
itinerary of the trip. It is in the form
of a booklet with a handsomely embossed
cover and contains in a Idition to a map
Bhowing the route to be taken by the
party, the names of the members of the
party, the day <md hour of arrival and
departure at each point, the population
and <l(\;iuon above the sea level of
cities at which stops will be made -md
many other inte listing facts, Including
the names oi railroads over which the
train will travel, the distance between
points, e-tc. The longest distance to be
traveled without a stop is from San
. HiS PARDO.\.
WASHINGTON, April 27.-At last the
long-looked-for statement from the
judges of the federal court of appeals
at San Francisco has arrived. It came
to hand today, addressed to Attorney
General Kncx, and it Is adverse to the
pardon of Alexander McKenzie each of
three judges taking a strong stand
against the president's granting the ar
don. . ■ v
Attorney General Knox is in Pittsburg
today and the letter was opened by an
assistant and turned over to the solicitor
general, who this afternoon will tele
phone Gen. Knox, asking him what is to
t»e done.
It is impossible to anticipate Mr.
Knox's reply, although the matter wi'l
be handed up to President McKinley at
once In some form. Whether Mr. Knox
will recommend the pardon m the fa~e
of the action of the judges cannot he
said, but McKJnzte's fricmls think he
The judges base their adverse recom
mendation upon their-belief that M.Ken
zie's offense was wilful and was not com
mitted, on the advice of an attorney. They
say it was a plain case of intent to di:
regard the order of the court and that
the punishment was not severe in view
of all ih* farts .They m'nt „ M'K>r>.--
In dark color* nv.J. say. there is absol't ly
nothing in •-..•> w -aKo tt-arrantln * ex-- -rive
lnt^L"r';- Thcfarltla. ("v- i, "- g 3
or■•■•>••■• lie ■ ;a:-V;i OoTa n-n seem to su.-
jris.- >.:cK-)u:i fri nils !'t re: . T:i y sa ■
Us -i-.il i. m Liiug t>ise.
■ m^B Bjß /^ '" * '^^^n. m ' jt % jA t^tfiA
tries. He thanked the delegation for the
invitation to visit the island and told
them to assure the Cuban people of his
friendly interest in them and his d'etre
to see them contented and prosperous.
Senor Capote, speaking --to Secretary
Root, expressed the hope that in his n
terviews that had been held, he ha-A s^id
nothing, in his earnestness and argument
which was in any way offensive. The sec
retary replied that, on the contrary, he
highly appreciated the arguments of
Stnor Capote, and his knowledge cf the
questions had increased his admi.ai ,n
and respect for the legal abilities ,nl
keenness of the Cuban people. The deie
gates shook hands with the president and
Gen. Capote later said to an Associated
Press reporter:
"'We have concluded our business here.
We have had two interviews with t c
president and four with the secretary of
war, during which all matters w<; came
to discuss had the fullest considera ibn.
"We came to consider the relaticni be
tween Cuba and the United States, and
these have had the most careful atten
tion- VVe return to Cuba and will de
liver to the constitutional convention all
the information we haw obtained, infor
mation which is highly important."
He spoke in high terms of Secretary
Root. He said the questions were of na
tional importance, and the conferences
•were conducted with the care that the
serious matters demanded.
Gen. Wood also left tonight for Flor
ida, when he will sail on a government
vessel lor Cuba. Mrs. Wood, who came
en with the governor general to visit her
sister, who was formerly Miss Condit-
Smith, whom she had net seen since tne
latin's experience in Pekin during the
siege- there, returned with her husband.
(Jen. \\ < od had an hour's talk with the
president today before his departure. He
did not care to speak for publication of
his opinion of the result of the vis t cf
the commission. There has been a mu
tual understanding among the parties ti
the conference that iv specific statement
as to results should be given out o.i
either side in advance of the commis
sions report to the convention. The:e
are many political jealousies among the
Cubans at home, and Gen. Wood sad
anything made public at ihis time might
be liable to misconstruction and lead to
friction. Gen. Wood, however, dees nt
hesitate to state that the Cubans hwe
been impressed with the treatment they
have received and the attenfon shown
them, and to say that undoubtedly tte/
return with a more correct unierst nl
ing of the Platt amendment and of the
sincere desire of the American gave- n
ment to put Cuba on her feet as an in
dependent government than they had be
Antonio to El Paso. Tex., a distant* of
624 miles. The- numbers of the pnrty will
ba _as follows: The president and' Mrs
McKinloy. Miss Barter, Secretary Hay'
Mrs. Hay. Postmaster General Smfch'
Mrs. Smith, Secretary Long, who will
join the part en route; Mrs. Loner Sec
retary Hitchcock. Mi, s Hitchcock' Sec
retary Wilson, Miss WiTson, Rear Ad
miral George Melville, Secretary Cortel
you, Mrs. Cortelycu, Assistant Secre
tary Barnes, Dr. P. M. Rixey Mrs Pjv
ey Henry T. Scott, president of the
Union Iron Works, of San Francisco
Lawrence I. Scott, Charles A. Moore'
Mrs. Moore, M. A. Dignan. J Kr-.tt
sehnnt. fourth vice president of the
Southern Pacific; L. S . Frown generS
agent of the Southern railway six news
paper men. three representatives of thr*e
illustrated weeklies, several White house
stenographers and attaches
I BURNSVILLE, N. C, April 27.-Dur
ing^the closing exercises of the Stanley-
T% 1% high school, at Burns^iU
today R. N. Mclnturf,- V one- of the stu
dents, was shot and killed by Baccus
Bailey, another student, both represent
ing characters in a play which was be
ing enacted When it became necessary
for Bailey, in his role, to defend himself
with a revolver against a drawn knife in
the hands of Mclnturf, he used by mis
take a loaded pistol, and in the presence
of several hundred persons Mclnturf was
shot dead on the stage. The boys were
roommates and special friends. -
New York—Arrived: Potsdam, Rotter
gam and Bologne; Menominee. London
Sailea: La Gascogne, Havre; Statendani'
Rotterdam, via Boulogne; Umbria Liv
erpool; Aller, Naples, etc.; Patricia
Hamburg, via Plymouth and Cherbourgl
Anchona. Glasgow.
Hong Kong—Arrived: City of Pekin
San Francisco via Honolulu and Yoko-
Hamburg— Pretoria, New York
via Plymouth and Cherbourg
S Genoa—Arrived: ; HoheHzollern, New
York via Naples. . . %■* :
Naples—Sailed: Georgia, New York •
Liverpool—Arrived: : Campania. -New
York Sailed: Gooi qic, New York; JtJtru
n:, New York, . . -
T^indor.—Sail«-<i; Reaarian. Montreal"
Antwerp— SailCll: gouthwark, - New
yil'J*""'*'"-"--Sfilicd: JI. H. Meyer? New
t■», ' -• ■« • y ijM^^^if^r^^*''-^^--■ - . -
'' y.-vf-^aii. .1: La Champagne, New
1 ' *2 *v.
\ ■?■ i; - y ' .' . .
Battle Fought April 23 Near the Great Wall—
Chinese Retire to Shan Si With
BERLIN, April 27.—Field Marshal yon
Waldersee, in a dispatch from Pekin, re
ports tiiat marauding has increased near
Ho-Si-Wu and Ma-Tv, and that j^n s
used as transports between these places
have teen attacked, l.k-ut. Col. Arn
stad has been sent from Tien Tsin to the
disturbed district in command of a corn
posit column. Count yon Waldersee also
reports, under Pekin date, as fo.l^w^:
"Col. Hoffmeister, commanding the
President, Gompsrs Says Federation ot Labor Covers
WASHINGTON, April 27.-Prcs;dcnt
Gompers, of ihe American Fede:ation e>f
Labor, today gave out the following
statement referring to the P.ttsbuirg pro
ject for the reorganizat on ef * centr.il
labor council: '.t s.ems to n:e t at it
is useless to attempt the format o.i ef a
new general organization of labor, for as
a matter of fact never in the history of
John M. Elliott, Former Western Editor, Dead From
Morphine Poisoning.
NEW YORK, April 27.—.Tohn M. Elliot,
a member of the Elliot Tress, a printing
company of this city, died of morphine
poisoning in an up t wn e!r;ig .store yttriy
this morning. A stranger had brought
him into the store anci for hours after
the death the police were investigating
the case. This afternoon Emil P. Augot,
a Maiden Lane diamond seller, volun
tarily told the cflic rs that he was thf.
man who was with P.I Hot. He says he
spent several hours,lust nijjht :ith him
and thatElict drank 'a gnod deal.
Companies Already Chartered Are Slocked at Nearly
Seventy Million Dollars.
AUSTIN, Tex , April 27.—Two more oil ,
companies were chartered today, one of |
them having a cap.t ;lr-ation of $2,000,< CO i
and the other $500.(K)0. During the week j
forty charters have been issued, the capi
talization aggregating $1P,r.90,0C0. This
brings the total number cf charters is
sued since Jan. 10, the day of finding
PARTS, Apiil 27.—Count Cornulier, after
two days' t:ial for the murder of his
wife, Nov. 17, by shooting her threo
times as she was leaving the house of
a lawyer, M. Leroux, an admirer of tho
countess bofore her marriage, was ac
quitted today amidst the applause of
those in court. The count mada o speech
in which he thanked the jurors in tho
name of his three children.
The Countess Cornuller was a woman
of unusual beauty, and thirty-ono years
of age. She was a daughter cf Count
Vianney, and married Count Charles Cor
nuliei, who is foity-three. years of age,
fourteen years asro. The eldest of their
three children Is thirteen year 3 old. The
-.carriage proved unhappy, and on the
;-.dvice of her father, the countess sepa
rated from her husbanfl four years ago
Last year she was given a decree by
which she obtained possession of hsr
children. Th& count discovered that thA
countess frequently visited M. Leroux
who la sr.id to have acted as the leeai
adviser of U* «oumess. Th* count, N©v.
Heavy Loss.
Fourth infantry and two companies of
mountain artillery, attacked the enemy
April 2fl by the great wall, ten kilometers
south of Hai-Shan-Kwan, and forcd
tti^n to retire, with heavy losses, inti
Shan Si. We lost four wounded, and cap
tured four flags and four old patterned
guns. Gen. Voyron intimatea that he in
tends to evacuate the neighborhood of
Shan Ting and r.:t,i n to Pao Ting Fu.
His txUero.c outp< 9 remain at Sin Le.
1 am keeping a force at Ansluin Pass."
labor has there been such a union of the
forces of the workers as the c is trday
I under the banner ef the American Fed
j eraton of Labor. Ar.ythng that the or
! ganlzed workers can do can be tlcns moat
i effectively through the already eqU p. c 1
j American Federation of Labor. It ia
■ simply a question whether the numbers
j and tho organizations wi.l do so."
; - . . ■,::.^ •• ■ ■ ;-j~ ; :'.
i Towards midnight -Elliot get him to buy
i some- morphine: for^'rim at a drug store
; and this he 'took'iiphi.e Augot : was not
I watching him. Au^ot took him to the
j drug store to get ; noodle a. treatment for
; him one! then went fom -. E Hot was well
• known in poljtieaj'c.cles, his company
| printing the Tammany Times, lie was
, at one time connected wii.li various lowa.
t newspapers arid was at r.ne time, it is
i said, boen editor <f the Dcs Mom.-?
j Register. He had also conducted papor3
I in Deadwood, S. D., and was for ten
I years or mere a i evident of Chicago.
oil at Beaumont, to 174. having a capi
talization of $61,P5<>t- , nearly all of them
being licensed to ex :oit the oil fields of
Southeast Texas. )re hunired of the
companies have he- at Bexu
mont. in addition to the domestic cor
porations, seven foreign comranies have
secured permits to do business in Tex
as, their capital beinr $7,750,000.
17. secreted himsalf on the 3tairway of
M Leroux's home.- after having ascsr
tained that his wife bad entered tt«3
nouse, and when 1*" she descended the
stairs, without a word, he ilred at her
three times .with a revolver, each shot
taking efff-ct. She died in an ambulance
without regaining consciousness. Th»
count surrendered .himself to the. police,
''I did it. I am her husband."
■ He was the, first ;to i rive aid to hia
w»e i after she fell, an asked that; a
priest be sent for. g& \fr
CHICAGO, April 27.—Because she con
sidered herself cheated by-Julius Stem,
a peddler, In the purchase of some Jewel
ry, Mrs. Lillian Hudglns, a colored wom
an, slashed the man so badly with a
razor that he died lnsiao of two hours.
a number of gashes across his throat,
one of which cut the jugular vein
slightly. Stem was carried to the hos
pital, but the surgeons could do nothing
for him. Tint womaa wm arrested.
I—-Cuban* Leave' Washington.
German Claim* in, China.
Kialseir'a Troops Attack Chinese.
2—City News in. Brief.
Parted Fifty Years Ago.
Memorial' Day Plans.
8— (Scandal in Grain Department.
Red Win in the Lurch.
. Woman's Suffrage Convention. ;
. In the Field of Labor.
Secret Society Newa.
'"- • -
Editorial Page.
'- " -
—Dlnan's American Guest.
' 6-NeWB of Northwest.
Duett Storm in North Dakota.
. ■ - • -■ ■ . ?■ .. .;■','■'■■.
7—ltiisincss Announcement.'
■■ -• — ■""■ : . . . . _ -. „ ■ ;
- B—Cnllahan to Try Alibi. = -j,- . .
Iv;ts» man Murder Trial. -'
" Birthday of U. S. Grant.
o—Kaiser as Toastmaster. -
At the London Theaters. £
'."■-,* . '
Sporting Page.
Ga—ip of the Cyclers.
Lou Houseman's Letter.
..';'■ ■ . ■'' ■ ' ■ - - "' -. "
11Sporting Page.
St. Paul's Ball Team Win.
Results in Big Leagues.
3-2—Texas Goes Oil Crazy.
Bucket Shops Will Fight.
Life of Dried Leaves. ,
Prof. Smith's Letter.
News of Railroads. "
Markets of the World.
Church Announcements.
IS—Popular Wants. ■
Real Instate.
l(i—More Delnys on Jail. ..
Piers Must Come Out. .'
17—Business Announcement.
IS—Fought All Their Lives.
Banks of Monte Carlo.
±-. ■_;:■--■ . ■ _ •
39—Business Announcement.
2O—St. Paul Social News.
—Fashions for the Fair.
22— Saved by Her Voice.
—The Family Forum.
24—Short .Stories.
••.Long Barton's Race.
—Pittsburgh Post.
25-imong New Book*.
l'orlry Worth Reading?. •-%- ,;
• GliCs:t Busy iiirßuite.
V«tlic«l Notes.
Him the Rubber S«ciair
27— Run of -Toogrli Lack.
Cruelties of Rnssiaus.
Morals r.t 'Low Ki»I».
. U*e of Carrier Pletous.
2S—At the Local Theaters.
Minnesota--Fair Sunday; cooler in east- j
urn portion. Monday fair; fresh norther- |
ly winds.
Wisconsin—Pair; cooler Sunday. Mnn
dav fair; winds - becoming fresn; north
westerly. • .
tu4 l—Fair Sunday; cooler in central
am.. eastern portion. Monday fair; winds.,
shifting to northerly. _ • i
Xorth Dakota—Fair; warmer Sunday
an-J Monday; variable winds.
-South Dak ni—Fair Sunday. Monday
•air: wan."*:; variable winas. |
Montana—Fair; warmer SunT?.y. Mon- i
•lay fair; warmer in eastern portion; east :
to "south winds. - ■
St. .Paul — iiesterday's observations, j
taken by the United States weather bu
rtau,',gt. Paul. P. F. Lyons, observer, for j
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock !
last-might— Barometer corrected for tern- i
perature and elevation:. Highest temper- |
ature, 78; lowest temperature, 61; averag3
temperature. 69; daily range, 17; barome
ter, 30.08; humidity, 4-1; precipitation, 0;
7 p. m., temperature, 68; 7 p. m., wind,
northwest; weather, partly cloudy.
River; Bulletin—"
Danger Gauge Change in
Stations. Line. Read 24 Hours.
St.- Paul 14 6.3 0.0
Davenport 15 8.5 — d.l
La Crosse .......10 8.0 - —0.2
St. Louis 30 ' ... . .
River forecast till 8 a. m. Monday:
The Mississippi will change but little in
th<- vicinity of St. Paul.
Ytst'. rUay's TVr i~noratures—
*BpmHighi *BpmHigh
Alpena & 51 Montreal 56 "66
Buffalo 58 6S | Nasnville-- 76 so
Boston 44 48: .New York ...50 Go
Cheyenne 52 54 Norfolk 52 56
Chicago 60 66 North Platte.sß 62
Cincinnati ...72 76 Omaha fi6 70
Cleveland 55 64 Philadelphia .58 64
Davenport ..74 SO 70 74
Detroit 60 72 Frisco 50 54
Grand Haven.62 72 St. Louis 68 SO
Green Bay 64 78 ->alt T.ake 68 68
Tacksonvfiir .tU 74 Ste. Marie ...56 76
Kansas City .76 S2 Washington .60 64
Marquette ...68 78
♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
At the Merchants'—A\ ill iam Jackson,
Wetrock; E. M. Shupe, J. M. Sargent,
Duluth; J. B. Righter, Elroy; Joseph
Roach, NorthfieM; W. C. Brown, Wino
na; T. W. D. Robinson. C. F. Btinnell. H.
O. Mullins, Winnipeg; C. R. Scroffin, Por
dera, Mont.; W. L. Shuck. Pierre, S. D.;
W. .H. Crane, Nortkfleld; Mrs. F. A.
Hodges. Pine City; E. S. Grant. Devil's
Lake, N. D.; W. A. Kalat, Missoula,
At the Ryan—Miss Annie Downing. Du
luth; D. F. Staples and wife. Stillwater;
Ezra G. Valentine, Breckinridge.
At the Clarendon—E. C. Trnwbridge,
Waseca; J. A. Bradley, Duluth; Lem
Quillin, North Branch; N. WhUford,
Henderson; T. E. Gilman, Lakeville.
At the Windsor —J. W. Rsyno'.ds, G^org*
J. Mallary, Duluth; J. W. Greene. Devils
Lake; Ramon Phelps, Breclrinridge; C. D.
Allen, Spring Valley; Jim Larson, Wal
nut Grove; Miss Etta S. Carroll, Racine.
Wis ; Fred Olcott and son, St. Crolx
Falls, Wis.
At the Metropolitan—J. G. Laud and
wife, La Crosse; E. Elwood, Albert Lea;
J. S. Whittier, Winona; H. C. Staples.
Madison, Wis.; Mrs. N. Nery, Sioux
City; C. G. Bradley and wife, Owatonna;
H. L. Loomis, Duluth.
NEW YORK. April 27. — (Special. 1)—
Northwesterners registering at New York
hotels today:
Broadway Central—D. H. Brainard and
wife. Minneapolis; F. J. Dreher and wife
St Paul.
Gilsey—John H. Lansing, Butte, Mont.;
James H. Dean, St. Paul.
Imperial—George E. Mac' a St. Paul.
Holland—H. C. Stebla, MJu..*Mkr&s.
Weather Forecast for St Paul:
IVilr; Cooler.
The Voodoo Ivey.
Reproaches American Press for Un-
just Criticism of the Kaiser's Lit-
tie Bill Against China.
Emperor William's Plans Have Far
From Plain Sailing Before Them
in the Reichstag.
BEiILTN, April 27.—Cable dispatches
from America, especially those reprinted
in England imputing to Germany Shylock
like tendencies in insisting on the pound
of ficth in China and also representing
Germany's indemnity as higher than the
facts warrant, have created here, both
officially and privately, disagreeable sur
prise. Officially it was pointed"out to the
correspondent of the Associated Pres3
tha>t the figures all along quoted in the
American press were wrong. The cor
rect indemnity figures are those the cor
respondent here of the Associated Press
cabled to the Associated Press April 13,
showing Russia demand 369,00),C00 marks,
France, 260,000,000, Germany, 240,000,00),
the United States 100,000,000, etc. Ger
many's official figures presented to tha
reichstag show Germany has already
spent more than she asks. The above
figures certainly do not include the
private claims put forth by tho various
powers. How large those will be no
body yet knows, because they are un-.
collected and unpresented. Papers here
question whether the United States spent
100,000,01:0 marks. They also point out
U at the transport of the German troops
such a long distance was expensive, refer
to the murder of Baron yon Kettelor,
and say that the fact that Count yon
Waldersee was appointed commander in
chief of the allied forces rendered it
necessary for Germany to send a pro
portionate contingent. The view prevails
here that the American reproaches and
intimations against Germany are unjust.
Official circles here say they are unable
to account for "the systematic ill will
in the matter shown by the United States
press." While it is true that everybody
hero is tired of the China business, the
newspapers point out that Germany can.
not withdraw ,her troops until the Chi
nese court has given evidence by more
than words of its leadiness to fulfill the
conditions of peace imposed by the com
cert of the powers. The Cologne Yolks-
Zeitung says:
"Judging from thf latest news it is
plain that the Boxer murder system
against missionaries and Europeans will
in.mediately break loose on the retire
ment of the allies."
The correspondent of the Associated
Press learns positively that the negotia
tions for the renewal and modifications
of the drribund, which empires in May,
IM>3. will be conducted during the second
hnlf of U(l, and the whole of 1902.
The emperor enjoyed his trip to Bonn
immensely. He visited and conversed
pleasantly with all his old Bonn acquaint
ances of his student days, and distributed
many trifling gifts and mementos among
The emperor used his stay in Bonn to
inform himself thoroughly regarding the
Dursseldorf fxr-osiUon of 1902, for the
Rhenish mining and engineer industry
were insufficiently shown at the Paris
exposition, because of lack of space.
The- Buffalo exposition has hitherto
aroused little attention.
Emperor William is going woodchuek
shooting at Wartburg and the empress
goes in a few cays to the Chateau Belle
ville, where the youngest cf her children
are staying. Later she intends to go
with the children to Baden-Baden.
The Dowager Empress Frederick has
sent the Countess yon Perponcher to
Grieshheim to express sympathy with
Question Is Raised in Case Before Me Fedsral Supreme
WASHINGTON. April 27.—One of the
last cases argued In the United States
supreme court before the suspension of
the call of the docket yesterday raises
the question whether the constitution of
the United States has ever been properly
rxtenled to Alaska, and attacks the
civil code of that territory which was en
acted by congress in ISCfI. The case is
that of A. W. Corbus against the Alaska
Troadwell Geld Mining: company an<l the
sections of the law which are attacked
French Foreign Minister Decorates Grand Duke Michael
ST. PETERSBURG, April 27.—M. Del
casse, t^e French minister of foreign af
fairs, went today to the imperial palace
at Catchina, where he was recerved by
the dowager and Grand Duke Michael,
the heir presumptive. To the latter he
HANNI3, Nob., April 1 27.—For tho last
three days the sandhills of this section'
j of the state have been a seething sea of
j fire. About noon' Thursday lightning set
fire' to the range in severall places. It
first obtained headway in Spring i and
;Ruck-board 'valleys, an 1 -with a "heavy
southeast wind one head of th.; fire was
driven tojfthe Burlington roal. thrco
i miles, ca^ of Whitman. A change of
the win^at this time carried th- flames
rapidly south into the best cattle dis
trict of Grant and Mc-Pherson. counties.
A second bran continue! nta-ly thir.y
miles in 'a westerly course and has not
yft been put out. '-Another ..j ranch of
the fire swept the Brown. T.o f aid Big
. Creek.; valleys.;-,' All the ranchmen^; have
teen unable tliua \ far to "•-.•'.check '. the
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the families of the victims of the ex- 1
plosions there and to distribute gifts.
The health of the dowager empress j ast
now is fairly good.
The Voasische Zeitung commenting o
the socialist May 1 proclamation point
out that revolutionary appeals have be
come co--workers for the benefit of the '
state. Although the emperor and Count
yon Buelow strongly favor the German '
East Africa railway there eeems little \
chance that the bill will pass, certainly !
not in its present shape. The canal bill '
is still dragging in the diet. One of the
Conservative leaders, Baron yon Seidlitz,
is opposed to the 'bill. The Conservathe
Herold is opposed to it. The Centrists
this week proposed to the government a
compromise measure which the emperor
projected. The (midland canal i 3 entire
ly omitted. Tiie government declared it
was impossible to accept it. The com- ;
mlttee now freely confesses the design
not to dispose of the bill before its mem
bers know precisely how the new tariff
bill promotes Agrarian interests. The
Hamburger Nachrichten says" the origin
al government proposal fixing the maxi
mal and minimal duties had been aban
doned, wherewith, if true, the agrarian
hopes are destroyed. In the diet, a new
agrarian measure was introduced direct
ing the Prussian government to form an
international colonization board in every I
province composed of two-thirds agra
rians and one-third officials for the pur
chase of large bankruptcy estates and to
sell them again in small lots. At the •
beginning each board .gets 124,0-'
marks as capital, but this amount can
be Increased. Dr. yon Mlquel, mlnist r
of finance, said such a plan was not ao- ;
ceptable to the government.
President Hackett returned today I
.Jena university from his scientific trip to i
The chamber music festival under Prof.
Joachim will be held at Bonn in the
middle of May. Paderewski will co-oper
ate and a number of r*re works of Slo
zart and Schumann will be heard.
It is reported here and confirmc i
Warsaw that Count Tols-tOl is to be ban
ished from Russia and take up his
residence in Paris.
The correspondent of the As?->
Press has interviewed a high official who
said nothing was known .here officially
in regard to the alleged combination of
the L Tnited States, France and Ru?sia
to compel Germany to reduce her claim
in China.
"The whole story is absurd," he said.
"If the claims must be scaled. Russia
should be the first to begin, since she
makes the largest claim. Germa:
verify the correctness of hers, mark by
Discussing the source of China's bor
rowings the official referred to said: "The
United States authorities have 'been in
formed that many rich private Chines©
are ready to lend money to the govern
ment. It is also expected that Ameri
can and French investors will do so. and
perhaps English and German money wl 1
be forthcoming. There can be no
tion of one nation taking advantage
through lending money to China.'"
Andrew D. White, the Unit. ,1
ambassador, and Mrs. White returned to
Berlin from Italy last night.
are those requiring the payment of an
annual tax on the company's mercantile
establishment and ithe stamps of its re
duction works, the proceeds to be turned
into the national treasury. It is contend
ed that the tax is unconstitutional be«
cause it is noc uniform n.id that thi3
must inevitably be tho holding if the
constitution has ever been extended to
the territory. This point raises the ques
tion of the power of congress to extend
tho constitution to newly acquired v i Ti
of Russia.
presented the grand cordon of the Le
gion of Honor. He was entertained at
lunch by the dowager, and later in the
day left St. Petersburg for Paris. He was
accompanied to the station by Count
Lamsdorff and M. Witte, Russian min
isters of foreign affairs and finance.
flames. A district of about ICO miles In
length and from 10 to 40 miles In width
has been totally denuded of the thay, and
the dry prairie grass that for a month
to come would serve as the only food
for cattle. It Is Impossible to estimate
the damage that has been done. It is
thought that a heavy loss of stock will
be the consequence.
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\ I Drunken Man, Re»l»ting; Arrest, Is --
Killetl by Police Cflleer.
: i TOPEKA, Kan.. Ap: 11 27.—While resist- i
: ing arrest. George Head was struck on
: the head by Policeman Hall. The blow
fractured his skull, causing death "six
hours later. Head had been drinking .ml
>,was tiisf'.i lvnpr :i rdlerious mil tin;: •■)
, t'c- rtre« t. AVh'nthe policeman atte*ny.t d • ;
'to air.-st hffn. IT. n«l showed tight, »m-l 111 ':'
'■' 'trvipg to s?Mh<!v;e h'm Hall st tick hln> m
1 ; the head with hie billy. '

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