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OFFiCIAL PAPER
—OF THE—
CITY OF ST.P^iL m
VOL. XXIV.-> |^120.
M'KINLEY STARTS
ON WESTERN TRIP
Special Train Bearing the Presiden-
tial Party Leaves Washington
on Schedule Time
People Along the Line All Anxious
for a Glimpse of the Chief
' "WASHINGTON, April 29. iiTe"'train
is to carry President and Mrs.
AlcKinley and their party on their long
excursion across the continent and back
made Its start today precisely on sched
uled time over the Southern road. Be
fore 10 o'clock many people had congre
gated about the station and when the
president and Mrs. McKinley arrived, as
they did about 10:20, the building was
thronged and many persons were con
gregated on the outside.
There was a cheer as the president's
Immediate party drove up to the station
and a general demonstration of affection
ate regard as the head of the nation and
his wifa made their way through the
crowd to the trains. Mrs. McKinley
leaned on the arm of Mr. Rixey, and both
Bhe and the president smiled in response
to the greetings which met them at every
etop. They were accompanied to the
train by numerous friends and by many
persons distinguished in the affairs of
the nation. The party included Secretary
Gage, Secretary Root, Senator Hanna,
Justice McKenna, Gen. Miles, Gen. Cor
t>ln, Gen. Sternberg, Secretary White, of
the American embassy in London; Com
, missioner of Pensions Evans, Comptroller
jDawes, Gen. Bates, Assistant Postmas
ter General Schallenberger, Congressman
Livingstone and many ladies of the cab
inet. Mrs. McKinley found the drawing
room of the private coach which she and
the president are to occupy beautifully
■decorated with roses and other flowers.
Bhe spoke gratefully of the thoughtful
care of her friends, and, seating herself
beside a window facing the crowd, con
tinued to smile and bow to acquaintances
until the train moved out. The president
took his position on the rear platform of
the Olympia, beside Secretary Hitchcock,
hat in hrmd, a brilliant carnation in his
buttonhole and a smile upon his face.
Just as the minute hand of the big
fclock in the station touched the lOr'M
point the train started upon its 1000" 1-
Jnile Journey. The crowd cheered enthu
siastically and waived a good-by. The
demonstration was continued until the
train left the environs of Washington,
the crowd extending well to the city lim
its.
WATCHED THE TRAIN GO BY.
" CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 20.—
jThe presidential train, with a tiny flag
on the pilot of the engine, denoting that
the chief magistrate of the nation was
en board, arrived at Charlottesville on
schedule time. The run from Washing
ton was made without incident. A brief
Etop was made at Alexandria. A big
crowd had assembled at the station t«.ere
and the president and Mrs. McKinley
appeared on the platform to acknowledge
salutes. Speeding through Virginia to
this town, famous as the seat of the
University of Virginia and the home of
Jefferson, people gathered at every town,
village and cross-roads to see the train
go by. At Manassas, Culpepper and
Orange the crowds were especially large.
At the last place a large American flag
flew from a staff in the national cemetery,
where «'re buried many of the Union
dead. As the train approached Char
lottesville the party had a glimpse of the
ONE LIFE WAS LOST.
FIRE AT PITTSBURG CAUSES PROP
..; ERTY DAMAGE OF $200,000.
PITTSBURG, April Fire at the cor
tier of Casson and Seventeenth streets,
South side, today caused the loss of one
life, a property loss estimated at $225,000,
consumed over a dozen buildings and
rendered a score of families homeless.
.The flames were discovered in the base-
Itnent of the four-story department store
of George L. Lorsch & Bro., and in a
very short time the entire building was
burning furiously. It was in ruins with
in thirty minutes. A panic ensued
among the customers and employes,
.■which resulted In what seemed at first
a well-founded report that eight persons
bad perished. This was happily untrue
after the fire had 'been controlled, the
only fatality being the burning to death
of Mrs. Kate Donley's two-and-one-half
year old child. When the fire broke out
[Mrs. Donley and child were on the fourth
floor of the Lorsch building. In her.
lhaste to escape the mother fell on the
Btairway and was rendered unconscious.
Jn the excitement the cnild was either
forgotten or burned before aid could
reach it. Vvl"
A shower of burning timber was thrown
Irom the Lorsch building, carrying de
struction in all directions. E. and A.
jJSrnwein's clothing store on the opposite
feide of the street was the first to catch,
but was not entirely destroyed. The
| grocery of P. McGrath, next door. to
jCLorsch, was entirely consumed, followed
j quickly by the drug store of J. P. Sten
jper and several other buildings between
j Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets. The
j confectionery of John Nelson and the
Baloon of P. I>onohue were the next to
I succumb, and in quick succesion follow
jed the store of Mrs. Mclntoch, the fruit
, stand of Samuel Morini, the produce store
iof Frenk Weissman and four dwellings
adjoining. A double (brick dwelling own
ed by Mrs. Miller was badly damaged,
and a number of smaller residences on
. Sixteenth street were made either
."Whole or partial wrecks. The losers
are Lorsch & Bro., $50,000; Stenger, $25,
--.000; offices in Stenger building, $35,000;
Nelson, $15,000; McGrath, $25,000; Ern
•wein, $20,000, and Donohue, $10,000. The
losses are pretty well covered by insur
ance.
•»-
; NEW YORK REFORMERS BUSY.
Seven Prisoners Gathered in on a
Pool Room Raid.
NEW YORK, April Frank Moss,
Of the Society for the . Prevention of
Crime, assisted by officers of that organ
ization and detectives from -the district
attorney's office, as well as Justice Jer
ome, raided an alleged pool ' room today
ft Twenty-fourth street and Eleventh
avenue. Seven prisoners were taken,
two of them made their escape, one was
discharged by the Justice and the others
locked up pending the furnishing of $1,000
ball.
Whan the raiding party appeared In the
place it was filled ..with about 100 men
. and the betting was lively. '*: Of the ' men
The St. Paul Globe
Mr.*dstrate.
old home of President Madison, at Mont
pelier. The pillars of the old colonial
mansion were plainly discernable through
the trees. At Charlottesviile there was
an Immense assemblage at the station.
The students from the university lined
up alongside of the train and gave the
pif;«jdent three rousing cheers p.nd a
tiger whoji he made his appearance.
From the platform of his car the presi
dent, spoke briefly.
In the city of Lynchburg, the home of
Senator Daniel, there was a stop of ten
minutes. Senator Daniel, Mayor G. W.
Smith, members of the Board of Trade
and city council and a great crowd greet
ed the party with old-fashioned Virginia
enthusiasm.
Senator Daniel made a speech of wel
come, to which the president responded:
The president said:
RECALLED DAYS OF '62-65.
"I am very glad not only to meet the
people of Lynch'burg, but to be presented
by your distinguished senator. It is a
matter of no public Interest, but of per
sonal recollection that the first time I
ever tried to come to L>nchburg I did not
succeed. I came here with a number <3f
other gentlemen who sought entrance,
but the gates were closed. We could
not open them and would not. And so
we departed to seek another host, if not
more hospitable, less formidable than
the one that greeted us here. It is a
happy time for me to come to Lynchburg
now—the war over, no exchange of greet
ings with shot and shell as then, but
with the friendly welcome of all the peo
ple, which typifies the respect and re
gard and good will whUch subsists be
tween all sections of our common coun
try."
REACH MEMPHIS TODAY.
WYTHEVILLE, Va., April 29.—The
president and his party will keep in clo-e
touch with Washington throughout the
trip to California and every faclity has
been arranged to transact such business
as is necessary from the tra:n. The
railroad officials in charge of the train
and the various divisions over which it
passed took every precaution to guard
against the possibility of a mishap. Tihe
track, switches and bridge-s were all care
fully inspected just before the train
reached a given station, everything en
the road, passenger as well as fre'ght,
was sidetracked, and over the Norfolk &
Western today a pilot train ran ahead of
the special. All the train crews on the
sidetracks lined up and uncovered as the
chief magistrate went by. All the mem
bers of the party enjoyed the first day
of their trip and the pres'dent expressed
his gratification over the reception he had
received. Mrs. McKinley, who was not
feeling well when the train started, be
came better as the day progressed, and
tonight said she hai enjoyed it very
much. Tomorrow the train will make
brief stops at Huntsville, Decatur and
Tuscumbia, Ala., and Corinth, Miss.
Memphis, where the party will remain
until midnight, will be reached at 4:30
p. m.
arrested Frank Collins was the alleged
proprietor and Harry Weston, it Is said,
accepted a bet from one of the society's
agents. The third man was William
Green, said to be Weston's assistant, and
the fourth was a man, said to be named
Hart, who it is claimed ran into the
place and tried to give the inmates a tip
that the raid was to be made. The man
called Hart was brought to the station
with the others, but when Justice Jer
ome called the case he "was missing, and
the justice demanded that he be produced
by tomorrow morning.
TEIAL OF PROP. EASTMAN.
Lawyers In a Wrangle Over Atlmis-
sibility of Evidence.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 29.—Chief
of Police Cloyes was the first witness
called upon today to testify in the trial
of Charles R. Eastman, charged with the
murder of Richard Grogan Jr. His evi
dence related to the statement made by
Eastman after the shooting of Grogan
and did not differ materially from the
testimony of others who have been ex
amined on this point. Chief Cloyes iden
tified the bullet taken from Grogan"s
body at the autopsy.
Police Inspector Murray also testified
regarding Eastman's statement and
identified the bullet that killed Grogan.
TTnder cross-examination he said that
he had great difficulty in firing the pistol
which Eastman said he had in his hand
when it went off accidentally ami shot
Grogan. There was considerable trouble
with the cylinder, witness said, which at
times would not revolve. This statement
corroborated that made by Eastman
that the cylinder of the revolver worked
with difficulty.
The government called Mr. Oliver, the
stenographer of the grand jury, as a
witness to read the testimony of East
man before that body.
The court decided that the evidence of
fered by the government from the
stenographic report of the proceedings
before the grand jury was not competent
and the evidence was ruled out.
Two of the undertakers who were pres
ent at the two autopsies further identi
fied the bullet which was produced in
court as the ono which was taken from
Grogan's body the day after the shoot
ing.
At this point the government called
John Grogan, a brother of the dead man,
but before he took the Btand the at
tcrney general told the court that he
desired to put in evidence something
which occurred between the two men In
November previous to the shooting.
The witness did not therefore testify
and the jury was sent out while the
lawyers indulged in half an hour;s argu
ment on the question of the admisslbil
ity of the evidence. Numerous supreme
court decisions were quoted and Jomor
rcw morning the court will fender its
decision.
Ohio 7 River Falling.
£ CINCINNATI. April 29.—The Ohio river
has fallen, to fifty-seven feet, a total ' fall
of 2.7 feet, since Saturday afternoon- By
tomorrow morning the obstructions to
traffic caused •• by the flood' will be re
moved, , • . r-^-- ,f \. v.
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIt 30, 1901.
"THERE WERE THREE CROWS UPON A TREE."
HJ|§£ *"" ' **""' -"" -'^'vS<^»; '^"^^^m^i^'fl^^^^
But It "Whs the Old Man's Busy Day, and the Clicker Made Such a. Noise
That the Poor Birds' Efforts Were Wasted.
—Chicago News.
OCEAN STEAMSHIP
LINES IN A TRUST
J. P. Morgan Consolidates Leyland
Line of Steamships With Atlan-
tic Transport Company.
Combination Will Have Greatest
Tonnage of Any Steamship Com
pany in the World.
LONDON, April 29.—The first step to
ward the consolidation of some of the big
gest trans-Atlantic shipping interests has
been accomplished by the purchase by J.
Pierpont Morgan & Co., of the "Ley
land line of steamers. A deposit on the
purchase money has been paid. The offl
(ials of the Leyland line, in confirming
the sale, told a representative of the As
sociated Press that an official statement
will be issued from the head office of the
line at Liverpool tomorrow. It is under
stood that the shareholders will receive
£14 10s for "each £10 share. The Leyland
line, whose fleets will thus pass into the
control of Americans, is one of Great
Britain's greatest shipping institutions,
far exceeding the Peninsular and Oriental
Steam Navigation company in tonnage
and importance. When, some months
ago, it was suggested that the line was
likely to pass into the hands of the At
lantic transport people, much comment
followed in regard to the effect it would
have on other British lines, as it was
generally felt in shipping circles thrrt
any such resulting shipping amalgama
tion, in close touch with American rail
roads, would have serious consequences
for lines outside the combination. A rep
resentative of the Associated Press learn
ed that the purchase of the Leyland line
is tantamount to its consolidation with
the Atlantic Transport line. For the
present the Leyland will retain its name
and be under the same management,
though changes in the directorate are
likely to occur shortly. President Baker,
of the Atlantic Transport line, said to the
representative of the Associated Press:
"Although the Leyland line has been
purchased by the Morgans, I am not yet
at liberty, nor indeed will I be in a posi
tion to discuss the arrangements perfect
ed. Beyond that I can only say I will
return to the United States in June."
The proposed consolidation will form a
steamship company with the largest ton
nage of any steamship company in the
world. The report for the Leyland com
pany for 1900, just issued, says the pur
chase of the West Indian and Pacific
Steamship company has been completed.
WEARING THEM DOWN.
KITCHENER'S LATEST REPORT ON
'■'■■X\<\ SOUTH AFRICAN ' WAR. ;" T.,l\-2
LONDON, April 29.—Lord Kitchener re
ports to the war office from Pretoria, un
der date of April 28, as follows: . .'
"Kitchener's fighting scouts under
Grenfell have surprised and captured Van
Rensberg's laager at Klipdam, north. of
Fietersburg. Seven Boers were killed and
thirty-seven taken prisoners. Eight thou
sand rounds of ammunition and all the
wagons, carts, oxen, horses and mules
were captured.* Our only casualty was
one wounded The other columns report
three killed, fifty-eight taken prisoners,
fifty-seven surrendered and one quick
firer captured."
Another dispatch from Lord Kitchener,
dated Pretoria, April 29, says: • -
I "Gen. Blood has discovered at Rossen
kal, ; South Africa, republic government ■
documents and a large number of bank
notes. Byng.has had a fight by Boers
on the Basuteland border, south of Wep
oner, and killed five. Grenfell, in addi
tion to the captures reported, got 38,500
rounds of small arms ammunition. At
Lydenburg twenty Boers have surren
dered."
A party of Boers blew, up the railroad
between Graspan and Bslmont, Capo
Colony, in three places April 27, - appar
ently with the intention - of intercepting a
train carry ing 1 Cecil Rhodes. The damage
done was slight, 1 and was Quickly re
paired. - ' ' ■" ' ';*^:;C _>^-~
DEATH UNDERGROUND.
Explosion of Gas Kills Three in In-
. diam Territory Coal Mine*.
SOUTH McALTESTER. I. •T M April ' 29.—
An explosion of gas occurred in the
mine of the McAlester. Coal , company, at
Alderson today by which five > men lost
their lives and ' seven were ■ Injured. An
other la reported missing. :-.-. ~ • __ _/ ■•
":.;-, The -f explosion occurred at abo(ut a,
.quarter before ' 2 o'clock' In t\\9 morning
The company now owna upward of 99 per
cent of the capital of the Wilson and
the Furness-Leyland lines. Steamers "of
the value of £1,000,000 were recerUT added
to the joint fleets. The directors declared
a dividend of 6 p&r cent on ordinary
shares, and set aside £370,000 to the ac
count of the reserve -fund.
HELPS THE STEEL TRUST.
The Daily Express asserts that the
financiers for whom Mr. J. Pierpont
Morgan is acting are ordering ten big
liners and that the Americans will spend
£10,000,000 upon new 1 Vessels during the
coming flvet years.
The local representative of the Trans-
Atlantic shipping Interests, generally
speaking, declined to discuss the reported
purchase by J. Pierpont Morgan & Co.,
of the Leyland lino of steamers. They
expressed a desire almost universally to
await advices from London.
Mr. Philip A. Franklin, the local agent
of the Atlantic Transport line, while say.
ing that •he did not care to be quoted,
admitted that he had heard that a
change of control had been arranged for.
In certain shipping circles it was point
ed out "that the sixty-five boats owned by
the Leyland line, would in the long run
prevent, in case the management passed
into the hands of J. P. Morgan and his
associates, high freights being cnarged
to the principal ports of North America
and Central America, Mexico, the West
Indies and Europe. It was also pointed
out that the purchase by J. P. Morgan
and the men associated with him would
enable the United States Steel corpora
tion to land its manufactured products
in any of the countries where the Ley
land line owns or cc-Atrols docking priv
ileges at the lowest rates, since in the
event of a decision on the part of any
of the companies to charge higher rates
than the steel corporation desired to pay,
it would be comparatively easy to
transfer ships to any of these lines and
if considered necessary to purchase new
ones.
at about the entry between shaft No. 6
and slope No. 7, which leads to the
same mine. About 12$ men were at work
in the mine at the time. It is not def
initely known how tha gas 'gnited.
The dead were all asphyxiated. The
explosion was not severe, as others work
ing In other parts of the mine did not
hear It, and the engineer at the shaft
mouth heard no noise, but saw smoke
arise. No damage was done to th©
mine.
COMMISSAHY OFFICER SUED.
"War Department £.;. Claims His Ac
/•"•; counts Were Short $26,000. -%'
. DES . MOINES, , April 29.—George "A.!
Reed, of \ the j Fifty-first lowa regiment,
acting commissary at the Presidio .In
1898 and.; 1899, has 1 been made defendant
in a suit for $26,442, for which. It Is al
leged he failed^ to fender a ; satisfactory
accounting. -The action "was "Instituted
by Lewis Miles, attorney .[ or; the South
ern district of lowe., and is -based on the
report of F. E. Rtttman, auditor for tho":
war department. It is . alleged suppliesr
valued at $211,177 passed through Reed's
hands. Reed Is In. the harness business
in this city. He declared ; that a supple- •;
mental . accounting^ ;by him will explain
the apparent Shortage. 'J'>' . \\:, :-% ;i;
DAVID WAS Iff A SALOON L
Carrie* Nation's* Hobby Touched for
His Roll in Marion, Intl.
MARION, . In<J., l~ April 29.—David - i Na
tion, . husband of Mrs. Carrie Nation, the
Kansas reformer, was robbed fof f $78 *In
cash, ; some jewelry and 5 his return rail
road ; ticket :to Wichita, tod«fy\ Mr. Na
tion Is visiting his sister, Mrs. John Mills, 1
of South ; Marion, and : attended a dog; and
pony show , : In : Marlon this afternoon. It
is said .he visited a saloon* after leaving
the; circus and it -! is alleged that :he Was'
Cobbed in the place,-, - * ' -•
BULLETIN OP
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
. "Weather Forecast for 6t Paul:
; ■ Partly Cloudy. • .
I—3lcTCi.nley Starts on Tour.
Ocean &teamshl Trust.
Officer's Trial at Manila.
May Be a Tragedy.
Blow for Soutk St. Paul.
Water Frontage Tax Decision.
Will Dlttenss Differ.
Capital Stock Tied Up.
News of Northwest."
I Fire's in Wisconsin.
Herron Divorce Papers.-
Never Forgive Himself.
Grain. Department Scandal.
4—Editorial Page.
. Must Pay Tax on Call
—Sporting Page..
Results of Ball Games.
Fought Fast and Furious. '
Kentucky Derby Run.
News of Railroads. tilS^t
" Popular "Wants. -
7— Markets of the World.
Chicago May Wheat, 73 I-20.
Bar Silver: SO 3-4e.
Stocks Active; Higher.
B—Jail Site Tied Up.
Hospital Detention Ward*
Work of Woodmen.
WEATHER FOR TODAY.
Minnesota.—Partly cloudy Tuesday;
Wednesday partly cloudy, with cooler in
Southern and Western portions; variable
winds.
"Wisconsin—Partly cloudy Tuesday; pos
sibly showers in northern portion;
Wednesday fair; variable winds.
lowa—Partly cloudy Tuesday; Wednes
day fair; continued high temperature;
variable winds.
North Dakota—Partly cloudy Tuesday;
continued high temperature; Wednesday
probablsr showers and cooler; East to
South wind 3.
South Dakota—Fair Tuesday; continued
high temperature; Wednesday probably
showers and cooler; southerly winds.
Montana—Partly cloudy Tuesday: prob
ably showers and cooler in Eastern por
tion; Wednesday showers; cooler in Kast
crn and Southern portion; variable winds,
becoming westerly.
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, 82; Lowest temperature, 66; aver
age temperature, 74; daily range, 16; bar
ometer, 30.16; humidity, 62; precipitation,
.02; 7p. m., wind, south; weather,
cloudy.
Yesterday's Temperature:
♦Sp.m.High.! •gp.m.Hlgh.
Battl'eford .60 621 Davenport ..82 S6
Bihinnrck ....70 78i Detroit 64 SO
Calgary 68 70lGrand Haven.7o 74
Duluth 40 42 Green Bay ...76 84
Edmonton ...64 681 Jacksonville .62 72
Havre 70 76j Kansas City .80 84
Helena 70 T2 Marquettu -...54 78
Huron 70 78 Montgomery .78 S2
Med. Hat ...78 SO Montreal 48 62
Minnadosa ..58 641 Nashville ....78 £2
Pr. Albert ..60 64 New Orleans.SO 84
Qu'Appelle ..58 64-New York ..6a 74
S. Current ...6G 74 Norfolk 52 64
Williston ....74 74 North Platle.72 o0
Winnipeg ....58 64!Omnha 80 S4
Al<pena 54 62 Philadelphia .66 80
Buffalo 5S 68!Pittsburg ....76 82
Boston 6S 76| St. Louis ....80 SS
Cheyenne ....68 72; Salt Lake ....76 7G
Chicago 6S 76! Ste Marie ...56 f2
Cincinnati ...70 80 Washington .68 80
Cleveland ...66 6$
•Washington time (7 P. m. St. Paul).
River Bulletin —
Danger Gauge Change in
Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 6.2 —0.1
Davenport 15 8.4
La Crosse 10 7.6 —0.2
St. Louis 80 16.4 ...
—Fall.
River forecast till Bp. m. Tuesday:
The Mississippi will change but little in
the vicinity of St. Paul.
OCEAUT LINERS.
New York—Arrived: Sicilian, Glasgow;
Minnehaha, London; New York, South
ampton and Cherbourg; Friesland, Ant
werp.
Moville—Arrived: Astoria. New York
for Glasgow (and proceeded).
Newport News—Arrived: Californian,
San Francisco. Honolulu, Hilo Corello
and St. Luccia (and sailed for Philadel
phia).
Brisbane—Arrived: Miowera, Vancou
ver, B. C, via. Honolulu, for Sydney
N. S. W.
Southampton—Arrived: Vaderland,
New York.
London—Arrived: Minneapolis, New
York.
Naples—Arrived: Bolivia, New York.
Antwerp—Arrived: Westernland, "New
York.
Bremen—Arrived: Maria Theresa, New
York.
AT NEW YORK HOTELS.
NEW YORK, April 29.—(Special.)—
Following are Northwesterners register
ing at New York hotels today:
Herald Square—T. O. Williams, Minne
apolis, i
Imperial—John Hay and wife, Butte.
Victoria—Mrs. Lucian Swfft, Mrs. F.
R, Pettit, Minneapolis; F. P. Strong, Miss
A. M. Strong, W. B. Strong, Mtes A. F.
Potter, St. Paul.
St. Denis—J. F. Day and wife, Minne
apolis.
Astor—A. F. Hanson, Madison, Wis.
AROUND THE HOTELS.
- At th« .Windsor—M:; J. „ Dowllng, Ren
ville; Mrs. L. F. Hammers, Heron Lake;
Mrs. W. D. Fox. Faribault; J. A. Camp
,bell, Warren; Dr. JVrA; Johnson and Joltn
Jamison, Jr., -Warren; H. M. Richard
son, Rochester; A. E. Beekmark, Red
Wing; H. Thornton, Benson: Heinrlclc
Strom, Jackson; Mrs. H. Landahl, Little
Fall Ol<e Waxland and wife, Two Har
bors; Andrew J. * Ersteln, New Ulm; P. J.
Miller, Camfrey; E. J. Simons, JEau
Claire, Wls.; R. E. Thompson, Justin.
I At the Clarendon—C. H. Cary, Elmore;
> R. W. Bushee, Blue Earth * J. M. Grimes,
Duluth, E. C. 1 Niell, Red Wing; J. M.
Bowler, Bird Island; P. A. Brackett, R.
! McGregor, Aiver Falls; J. F. . Rellum,
Fcrgo; O. D.-Mardis, Livingston, Mont.;
P. C. Schoelk. Glendlve, Mont.; J. E.
McDowell, Missoula, Mont.; v' John F.
Kavanaugh Clear Lake, Wis.; F. O. Don
'hell. ; West Superior; ■J. 50. " Boodman,
Glc-nwood, 1 ■■■■„ - \" " - '-^.X
h At'the Ryan—W. R. Parsons, Wlnona;
G. O. Welcfh, Fergus Falls; L. C-erlicr,
•Btillwater; Mr. and ■> Mrs. -D.• A. ; Dinnean.
Mr.* and»! Mrs. F. A. " Brenn, - Duluth; E.
A. --James r and wife, . Winnipeg; H. M.
Read and wife, Menomonie. Wis. •,:..- ;
'■■;- At the 'Merchants' John Cooper, ftu--_~i-
Taylor, Bt. Cloud; H. B. Moore, K. D.
Chase, Faribault; . James Sullivan, Miss
rKirkpatrick. Duluth; •8. B. < Scott, Zum
brota: T. W. Kennedy, St. • James; A. "B.
Cowell, Mrs. Ann Cowell,- Waterford; H.
J. Dale, Renville; William Jibb. Dulirthji
F. H. Wolf, Misses Mary, . Minnie, : Ernia
Wolf. Harris; J. M. Viall. Spring: Valley
.D. rP. r * Nestor,: "Kittle *■. Maloney, -- E. ■%.
Smith, Owen; .; C. O. .; Baldwin. :DuTuth; 1
James Christlansonr Renvillej' ' C ---*-! A.
Peterson, Butte, Mont.; J. : S. Green, Man
, dan. N. D.; *W. S. A porker,' i Fort ; Yates,
N. D.; D. C. McLean.-:Bismarck,. N. D.;
: T. W v Shields l and wife, „N., D. " Nasem,
Fargo; D. B. Adams and daughter, Win
nipeg; ;F. L*. Olcott, Cumberland., Wi».;
A. W. Emmets, :• Fargo; "O. -M: Shane,
W«sl 'Salem; C; H. Stevens, Sparta.
Dr. W. H. Banke. L' Robert. Wls.• 'T I.;
Bones, West Salem;. Mrs. A. j.^ParTtln,-
Mrs 'H." 5 K. fM. Snell, R. A. Oandreau,
Cannon Ball, Mont. Vj.« ig -.*••.-_-... -„ ;:-.;..,.-
At the Metropolitan—S. Benson . and
wife, .Preston," Minn.; H. . J.? O'Brien, Dcs:
j Moines* :B. C. Adams l. and wife. Alexan
dria! 0. M. Lyon and wife, "^Test §U
; ;v..Vw$ :^--: fierlor^-^-; *nr- i^ * ~rt-
PRICE TWO GENTS—i OnTrnln *'
*• ■""*-v*-*/. -*• ■" ." ->* P4 L^.-■- "_ 1 FIVE CKNTS.
ARMY OFFICERS OUT
AFTER LONG GREEN
Sensational Evidence Given in Trial
of Capt. Reed for Alleged
Frauds at Manila.
Government Contractors Were to
Settle Liberally With Commis
sary Department Officials.
MANILA, April 29—The trial of Capt.
James C. Reed, former depot commis
sary at Manila and who was arrested
aDout a fortnight ago for alleged par
ticipation in the commissary frauds, was
begun here today ani bids fair to de
velop into a celebrated case. Capt. Reed
is charged with soliciting and receiving
bribes and with other official miscon
duct. At the beginning of the trial coun
sel for the defendant objected to the
jurisdiction of the court, alleging that
under an adt promulgated in 1901, of
ficers of the regular establishment are
ineligible as members of a court martial
to try an officer of volunteers. The de
fense further denied that a state of
war existed in Manila today and alleged
that the provost marshal, Gen. George
W. Davis is unauthorized to convene a
court martial and intimating that as
Gen. Mac Arthur virtually preferred the
charges against Capt. Reed the orders
directing his trial by court martial
should come from Washington. The de
fense further objected ito the fact that
several members of the court were of
inferior rank to Capt. Reed. All these
objections were overruled and the hear
ing of testimony was begun.
NEEDED $20,000 MORE.
Mr. Shlndlar, manager of the Ala
hambra cigax factory, testified that In
November, Capt. Reed had told him tha«t
Maj. George B. Davis, who was the
depot commissary before Capt. Reed, but
who was sent \.o the United States on
sick leave and whose name appears upon
the books of Evans & Co., government
contractors at Manila, as tha recipient
of $10,000, was $20,000 short in his ac
counts. Continuing, Mr. Shindier ,testU
fied that those having profitable con
tracts with the government were asked
to assist in making good Maj. Davis de
ficiency. Shindier gave, he said, $2,105,
which was 23^> per cenit commission on
the cigars sold to the commissary de
partment during the time that Maj.
Davis was depot coirmissary at Manila.
An officer named Franklin, who was
assistant commissary, testified to the ef
fect that on March 18, and following the
direction of a superior officer, he ob
tained $1,000 from Maj. Davis and paid
this money over to Shindier.
Inspector Gen. Garlington testified that,
during the preliminary investigation of
the commissary scandals, Capt. Reed adv
mitted to him receiving money from
Pay irt Wall street
NEW YORK, April 29.—Transactions
on the New York stock exchange tocUy
were by far the largest in the history
of that institution, the total being esti
mated at 2.7C0.000 shares. Transactions
were so large and the market so active
that it was impossible for the reporters
to secure a record of all the sales and
it is probable that even the large total
mentioned may be 50,000 shares short of
the market. The largest transactions
were in United States steel 432.600 shares.
GERMAN TROOPS
FOUGHT BRAVELY
EXPEDITION AGAINST FORCES OF
GEN. L.IU WAS NOT A HOLI
-'■ ...■". .-,;;:;..., DAY PICWIC. '. ■.' :•
BERLIN, April 29.—Th© latest China
'■ specials :to -' arrive here | show § that the
Germeix troops *" behaved ! with the great
est - gallantry during -: the ■- engagements
with ' the forces | under • t3>eh. Liv, | storm
ing the stronghold of the enemy even af
ter darkness and 'In spite of the huge
rocks ■ rolled down upon them." The - Chi
nese artillery, although . firing splendid
guns made In 1898 at the arsenal in Han-
Yang, aimed - badly. - The Germans demol
ished the fortifications near the gates of
the great wall. They - suffered intensely
from « the heat. , The French received. in
structions from Paris, while marching
towards the province of Shan Si, but they
held at Ku, Kwan, which they have since
left, destroying 'the field telegraph and
thus cutting off German* communication.
The German press is loud in praise of the
bravery, of the Germane. . The opinion; Is
generally expressed that Gen. Liu's con
duct was due either to the depliclty of the
Chinese court or to; a state of anarchy
which augurs : 111 for the future. ..-.■■'■ --
| A suplementary dispatch received her©
today ■ from ; Field Marshal .yon Waldersee
concerning the : recent : engagements near
the great wall says: "During the pur
suit, Muelmann's battallon*struck the left
flank of the j Chinese main position • throe
miles east of tho great wall. The enemy
■w'aß s surprised* ■ and tied - and were" pur
sued as far as Ku-Kwan. Sixteen mod
ern quick-firers and i a number, of ,older
guns were captured, '/ lyaUmenlch and
Muelmann . were : opposed by 7,000 Chines©.
The return march of all the columns be
gan April 26."
VAUBESUP IN RUSSIA.
' Cordially .■ Received by ' Officials of
the Czar.
| ST. PETERSBURa, April ».—Frank, A.
Vanderllp, former assistant -^secretary Jof
the .United: States treasury, .wag.'received
by the ; finance minister, -M. :de Wkte, '. to
day. They had :<k. long land interesting
conversation. Mr. -r Vanderlip .wa3 gTeat
,ly(. impressed with _. M. de Wltte's knowl
edge of American affairs and c apprecia
tion of '.'American'^etttods.'..v/M;" de r Witte
occasion vto again emphasize „ * his
; friendship for the United States. ', .
f\ Mr. Vanderlip made many valuable ac
quaintances at Moscow end here includ
: ing th« ibanker, Rothsteln, the well known
, Russian financier, who ; visited the . United
'• State* l^at Vy.ear.-^^-v.^ ■' r*-. s}.£ ' V^; I': I■: ■ "~ ■•'.- ];
■ "-yaaderlij> >■ also vi#ltad. *$|x?f larger
OFFICIAL PAPER
OF THE
XSiTY OF ST. PAUL.
Shlndler and others and gave as an ex
cuse that the money so recovered waa in
tended to cover Maj. Davis' beef short-
NAVST OFFICER MIXED UP.
Lieut. Richard H. Townley, of 1h« «
navy, at presont superintendent 0? th«
Manila nautical school, testified thait
as the result of a conference with Capt.
R^ed, he went to see Castle Bros., con
tractors, who supply the commissary de
partment with vegetables, etc., and
wanted (them to give Capt. Reed' $2,006
and 10 per cent commission on all sales.
Castle Bros., demurred to this proposi
tion. Lieut. Townley again went to
Castle Bros., and this time only asked
them for $2,000. Castle Bros, were rfc
luctant to hand over this sum and Lieut*
Townley explained ithalt Capt. Reed was
In a position to advance the interests of
the firm and that it would be ad
vantageous to Castl© Bros, to oblige him,
Lieut. Townley testified that he further
explained to Castle Bros, that Capt. Reed 1
might allow them the use of government
lighters and possibly ibe less rigid in the
inspection of goods purchased. Lieut.
Townley said that he thought Capt.
Reed was doing a noble thing in at
tempting to protect the character of a
brother officer. Ke also said that such
transactions were not custcmary in tin*
navy. When cross-questioned Lieut.
Townley said, rather sheepishly, that ha
was not so sure he was doing right ia
taking the witness chair.
Col. Charles A. Woodruff, chief of the
subsistence department in Manila, ex
plained the circumstances of Capt. Reed's
appointment and described the duties of
the depot commissary, not knowing
whether the accounts of Maj. Davis were
correct or not. Col. Woodruff explained
that on Dec. 30 Castle Bras, aroused h's
suspicion by Intimating tiiiat money wa|
being collected by an officer erf the cony
missary department. La^er Col. Wood
ruff sent for Capt. Reed, who admitted
receiving rebates for the purpose of cov
ering the delinquencies of Maj. Davis.
The testimony of Col. Woodruff is un
finished and other witnesses are awaiting
examination.
Lieut. Col. John W. Hawsershaw, of
the Thirty-fourth infantry, is judge ad
vocate of the court, and Maj. Thomas
L. Hartlgan, of the Tttiirteith infanty, and
Capt. Charles Marple, of the Fortieth In
fantry, are the atto29eys for t.fro defend
ants.
of which changed hands at from 13*fc to
52, closing at 5i%. One hundred and
seventy-two thousand five hundred
shares of United States Steel preferred
were sold at prices ranging from 97>i
to 99. The activity in Union Pacific*
throughout the day was very great, the
total sales in that stock being 392,600
shares at prices ranging fiom 109% ta
120. The stock closed at 138%, an "ad
vance of 13 points, as coir.pared with
last Friday's close. The dealings ln
bonds were also tremendous.
Splnneries and metallurgical works at
Moscow. Mr. Charlemagne Tower, th*
United States ambassador, and Prince
Khllkoff, the minister of public work*
and railways, will receive him tomorrow
evening.
Mr. Tower Is also impressed with th«
profound respect wflilah influential Rus
sians now entertain for the I'nited States,
many of them candidly admitting the
dominating influence of the United Statea
commercially anl financially during the
century now beginning. The r.ew;-pap>3rt
her are absolutely^uninforraed regarding
the details of the visit here of M. Del
casse, the French minister of foreign af
fairs. The general impression confirm*
the view given in these dispatches that
the French minister's visit would m*
result in any radical changes Ln the exist
ing state of affairs.
DAVE HILL SAYS WAIT
TOO EARLY TO DISCrSS OAJTDI
»ATEB OiR PLATFORMS.
ALBANY, N. V., April 29.—Ex-Oot;
I>avld B. Hill tonight gave out the fol«
lowing statement:
"My attention has been called to th«
ctory which" is going the rounds of tU«
press that I am expecting to make a po
litical trip through the West and South
either this year or next.
"I desire to state that I do not contem
plate any such trip."
"When recently advised that an mvltju
tion was prepared in the state of Wash,
ingrton and elsewhere requesting ma to
make such a visit, I immediately replied
that it was impossible and requested an
abandonment of .the'project. - . •
"I will state further, positively, that I
am not : a candidate -for. the Democratic *
nomination In 1904. I am neither seeking
the nomination nor expecting it. I re- ■
gard all t" suggestions of candidates aft
this time as premature and inadvisable. -'
No man can now tell \ what will or : ought
to be done in 1804. :
I CASES TO BE DROPPED.
Saloon Smashers Wot to Be - Prase*
» cntfd for Destruction of .Tolnia» ;."C
f WICHITA, Kan., : April 29.'—It^ Is sal<J
that tho cases In this county against 7..'-
Mrs. Carrie Nation for alleged
destruction of ':•■ salon property will bft
dropped; •■ She was ; permitted to. leave jail T
here yesterday :on her own recognizance.
to attend ' th.c funeral of I her brother > .
Louiaburg. Kan., aiter having spent a
week 'in -r. Jail with .three; other worn«»
awaiting trial which was ,to have oom* -
up "next week. NoW it la generally b«K
il«vo4 the cases will dropped. "Lj^J

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