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Get* Green Trading Stamps at the Globe Office. VOL. XXVI.—NO. 5. SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT WILL END IN CAUCUS TONIGHT Johnson Declines to With draw in Favor of Dark Horse, but Disposition to Bring Out Third Man Causes Uneasiness - - Bab cock Men Say They Are Secure and Have Votes to Spare. Tonight brings the finish of the long est and hardest fight for the speaker ship of the Minnesota house of repre sentatives in the history of the state. The conference committee will meet this morning and arrange for the cau cus which is expected to be held at 8 o'clock tonight. Last evening Mr. Johnson announced tr selection of his three members of tho caucus arrangement's committee. Representatives S. D. Peterson, of the Second congressional district; C. N. Haugen, of the Ninth, and Ward Stone, of the Seventh, for Johnson, will meet George W. Armstrong, of the Fifth; W. A. Nolan, of the First, and R. J. Wells, of the Ninth, for Babcock. They will agree upon the hour of caucus and the rules for the meeting. The latter are expected to be simple. The unit rule now holds in only one district, the First. If the First district caucuses, as it may reasonably be ex pected to do, it may also abrogate the unit rule, as Johnson has several sup porters in the delegation who will un doubtedly ask to be released from the action of the steering committee, which indorsed Babcock and by virtue of that indorsement threw the district to the Wadena man. Free-for-AII Caucus. The Johnson men in the First dis trict have not been counted by the Babcock people as held by the unit rule and their friends on the delegation will probably make no objection tc its abrogation. The Seventh district delegation, of which Johnson has an undisputed ma jority, attempted to caucus yesterday and bind the Babcock men by the unit rule, but without success. The Bab cock men from the Seventh agreed Saturday to enter a caucus which should not deprive them of the right to vote as they please and yesterday they withstood all argument. Yesterday was one of the busiest days of the speakership campaign. The Johnson people made strenuous efforts to conceal or decry the effects of the defection of a decisive majority of the Hennepin delegation to Babcock. T. H. Girling, Babcock's manager, insist- ed that instead of suffering a loss the defection in his own delegation had resulted in a gain for Johnson. He said it had aroused the country mem bers and brought them more solidly into line for the Hennepin man. If Mr. Girling's claim were true there was nothing on the surface or in the Babcock camp to corroborate it. Think Fight Is Over. The hotel lobbies were filled through out the day with leading members of the house and senate and politicians from various sections of the stg.te. The senators who have no vote nor direct interest^ in the speakership fight and who are in a majority of cases in close touch with the house members from their respective districts have the best chance to form impartial opinions. In a very large majority the senators en the ground yesterday expressed the belief that the fight is to all intents and purposes over and that the Wa dena man has the prize safely tucked away. Some of the Johnson men have lost hope of winning and others still be lieve they have a fighting chance, while the leaders, naturally enough, claim that it will be a walkaway for them tonight. A prominent First dis trict man, who has from the first been a Johnson man, yesterday said: "At the worst we cannot be beaten by a large majority and if things turn our way as we expect and confidently believe they will we can squeeze out the few votes necessary to win. "We have, in any event, made a gallant fight and if beaten our defeat will be honorable." Refuses to Withdraw. Mr. Johnson's managers insist that their man will not consent to^with draw in favor of a third man and is in the race until defeat or election is handed him by th^e caucus. That an effort to get Johnson out yesterday was made, is beyond question. The Kcvernor had given it out Saturday that Representative Haugland, of Mon tevido, would do and pressure was brought to bear on Johnson Saturday night after the flop of the Hr-nnepin delegation. Shortly after midnight Saturday Johnson gave it out to ihe pr?ss that he was in the fight to stay and yesterday Mr. Haugland, who was one of the prominent members of the lust house, said he would'not be a can didate. The third candidate proposition was however, in the air all day and Repre sentative S. D. Peterson of New Ulm was kept busy by the Jchnson men, who insist that Johnson must have the field to himself. Mr. Peterson, who has from the first been a tentative tajididate. casually remarked that it ■was not too late for the entrance of a third man, but the Johnson people look no chances and placed him at the head of the caucus conference ccmit tee to insure against his taking advan tage of the disposition to float. Later Mr. Peterson again protested it was too Late for a dark horse, but few of the old-timers will be surprised if the developments today result in placing the veteran legislator before the cau cus a? a receptacle for the favor of his collogues. Peterson May Enter. Mr. Peterson thinks that his Iwenty two years of service in the Mint-sola legislature has eminently equipped him for the discharge of the duties* of speaker ami admits that the house might do worse than elect him to pre side over its deliberations. : While the Johnson leaders still insist that they have the fight won, the Bab cock people say they feel secure in the possession of sixty-two votes, nin* more than necessary for nomination. Their workers were on the ground in force to guard against any flank move ment against their forces, as they stat ed, by the roorback route. Dr. Babcock expressed the liveliest satisfaction with the situation and complete confidence of his victory. The Hennepin supporter* of Dr. Babcock met the Johnson claim that two of the five member* who left the Johnson ranks' Saturday h«^i been Jobbed by THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. the other and would not stand by the agreement to support Babcock, with the signed proxies of Messrs. Bard well and Helliwell. Democrats Pick Hickey. Representative Frank Minnetje, of Sauk Center, is the only out-of-town Democratic member on the ground and formal arrangements for the Democrat ic caucus have not been completed. The other members are expected to day, and in caucus tonight the hon orary nomination for speaker by the minority will~be decided upon. Some of the Johnson men intimated yesterday that if they couKi not nomi nate the Hennepin man in caucus they would be able to defeat nomination and throw the speakership fight into the house, where they could win out with the help of the Democrats. The mi nority is not figuring on any hand in the Republican fight and will nominate a candidate for speaker in accord with their custom, but will probably not go through the form of nominating a slate. Representative James R. Hickey, of St. Paul, is prominently mentioned as the recipient of the complimentary speakership vote of the minority. Mr. Hickey made a fine record as a member of the last legislature and stands high in the councils of his party, as he does with his constituents, regardless of party affiliation. PROFESSOR DIES < ON WEDDING TOUR Charles J. Bell of the Uni versity of Minnesota is Dead at Someryille. Charles J. Bell, professor of chem-» istry in the University of Minnesota, died suddenly yesterday in Somerville, Mass., while on his wedding tour. Prof. Bell was married Dec. 3 to Miss Hoegh, of Minneapolis, and with his bride left at once for the East. They have been traveling since and have been for some days stopping with the professor's brother, Dr. William A. Bell, of Somerville, Mass. Death was caused by uraemic poison ing, resulting upon Bright's disease, from which he had been suffering for some time. Prof. Bell came to the University of Minnesota from the Pennsylvania state college fourteen years ago and took the chair of chemistry. Prof. Bell came of a distinguished family, one of his uncles being gover nor of New Hampshire. His father was surgeon general in the Army of the Potomac. He was a man of reputation in his profession. Prof. Bell was a member of the Minneapolis, Minnekah da and Town and Country clubs. Dr. Fred S. Jones, as representative of the faculty of the University of Min nesota, left last evening with Dr. and Mrs. Hoegh, the parents of Mrs. Bell, to attend the funeral, which will take place at Somerville Wednesday. ACQUIT ACCUSED SCORE ACCUSER Court of Inquiry at Ft. Leav enworth Renders Back- Action Decision. Special to The Globe. FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Jan. 4.—The court of inquiry appointed by Maj. Gen. John C. Bates, commander of the department of the Missouri, to investigate certain charges against Capt. Malvern Hill Barnum, Eighth cavalry, has completed a report en tirely exonerating Capt. Barnum. In addition to this, the board severely criticises Maj. Charles G. Ayers, who preferred the charges, for hasty and intemperate action. Gen. Bates approv ed the findings of the board, condemns Maj. Ayers for making unfounded and improper assertions, and says his ac tion is highly unmilitary and harmful to the service. The trouble between Maj. Ayers and Capt. Barnum arose over the fall maneuvers at Fort Riley, when Maj. Ayres was commanding the Eighth cavalry squadron, with which Capt. Barnum was serving. Ayres ac cused Barnum of disobedience, but the committee declares the charge un founded. The charges concerned the issuance of passes and in passing upon them the court says: "The court is of the opinion that Maj. Ayres in making these assertions was hasty and intemperate, and while not imputing to him any intention of making a false statement, the asser tions made and reiterated by him were inaccurate and unwarranted." TRAINMEN AT ST. LOUIS TO ASK AN INCREASE They Represent a Working Force of 125,000 Railroad Employes. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 4.—Members of the general grievance committees of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Order of Railway Conductors, rep resenting the systems west of Chicago, begin a meeting in St. Louis tomor row, when they expect an answer from the roads to their demand for an in crease of 20 per cent. It is expected there will be between fifty and sixty representatives of the two orders here tomorrow. The raise asked for will af fect about 125,000 men. The men here assert that it is simply a business proposition, that there was never any intimation of a strike, and that nego tiations have been carried on in a friendly manner. So far as known the railways have arrived at no agreement in the matter. President Ramsey, of the Wabash, said tonight that no meeting of representa tives of roads affected had been held, so far as he knew. So far as the Wa bash was concerned, Mr. Ramsey said that that road had on Dec. 1 voluntar ily granted an Increase of wages and he anticipated no difficulty with the men. CAPITAL FIGHT WARMS UP. Pierre Not Taking Part In the Contro versy Just Yet. Special to The Globe. PIERRE. 8. D.. Jan. The capital fight Is warm ■ between the rival towns with Mitchell claiming the lead. Pierre ia not taking part in the fight as yet, but will await the winner. There is but one legislative contest, which is from Charles Mis county, in which the Republican will no <Jou*: *-c given Use neat. % MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1903. MOROS NOT TAKING KINDLY TO OUR METHODS Our Mohammedan Subjects Must Be Kuled Sternly for a Good Long Time—Con trol Effected Entirely by the Constabulary at Pres ent WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 4.—The annual report of the Philippine com mission and a separate report by Gov. Taft, made public at the war depart ment today, gives a review of the re sults of the work of the commission and gives recommendations for legisla tion by congress deemed essential to the welfare of the islands. In dealing with the history of the civil government through the various provinces, Gov. Taft in his report says it has not been definitely determined what shall be done with respect to Mindanao, where hostility to Ameri cans does not extend beyond the Lake Lano Moros. The governor is of the opinion that it may be possible to in duce the sultan of Jolo to part with some of the rights he claims to the Jolo group and thus obviate many ob stacles now encountered. The Moros, he says, do not under stand popular government and not de sire it, preferring control by dattos. "Possibly far in the future," he says, "control by dattos may cease. For the present, however, it is necessary only to provide a paternal, strong, but sympathetic government for these fol lowers of Mohammed." Gov. Taft tells of the conditions that have made it necessary for the islands to purchase about $15,000,000 worth of food on which to live and of the effects war has had upon agriculture, almost the only source of wealth in the islands. The greatest blow to agricul ture, he says, is the destruction of about 90 per cent of the water buffalo, on which the cultivation of rice is al most wholly dependent. After speak ing of the ravages of Asiatic cholera, Gov. Taft says: "The bane of Philippine civilization in the past was ladronism and the present conditions are most favorable for its growth and maintenance. It is not certain whether in the depressed state of agriculture, with the tenden cies to ladronism, the constabulary will be able without the assistance of the military, to stamp it out." Soldiers Not Employed. The governor says an American sol dier has not been called on once to fire a gun since July, the country having been policed by the constabu lary, a force of 500 or 600 men. "It may be," says Gov. Taft, "as the conditions grow worse—for they are likely to do so before they grow better—it will be necessary in a pro vince like Cavite, where ladronism seems to be inbred in the people, to proclaim martial law, and eve nto call in the military tc support it, but it is hoped this may be avoided." The ladrones of Iloilo are character ized as an organized band of cattle thieves. They are being rapidly stamp ed out. Gov. Taft says that unless the caraboa can be replaced, or other methods of agriculture substituted which will prevent these animals being indispensable hereafter, the future for several years has a gloomy outlook. There is in the city of Manila real estate and improvements assessable for taxation amounting to $41,005,190, while there is non-assessable real property in the city to the amount of $25,052,529, of which $13,384,388 is public property and $12,117,940 is church property ex empt under the law. Gov. Taft commends to the commis sion the benefits that that might ac crue from the establishment in the isl ands of postal savings banks. Gov. Taft tells of the recently organized inde pendent Filipino Catholic church and says the commission has stated that it would take no part in religious contro versies. The Philippine commission in its an nual report, which is the third it has made, says at the outset: "The insurrection as an organized attempt to subvert the authority of the United States in these islands is en tirely at an end, and the whole of the Christian Filipino population with the exception of a few thousand people in the Moro country in isolated towns are enjoying civil government. Much re mains to be done in perfecting civil government, in marshalling the forces of law against lawlessness and disturb ance, and in teaching the people of the Philippines not only that they have rights under the law, but also that they cannot hope to enjoy such rights unless they.acquire courage and independence to assert them against attempts by their fellow Filipinos to perpetuate the system of 'caciqueism,' or, liberal ly translated, 'bossism.' " The report of the commission con cludes with the following recommenda tions, which it respectfully urges upon the consideration of congress: Things the Natives Need. 1. The establishment of a gold standard in the Philippines and of banking institutions empowered to is sue circulating bank notes under pro per safeguards. 2. The reduction of at least 75 per cent of the Dingley rates of duty upon goods imported into the United States from the Philippines. 3. An amendment of the Philippine act bo that the limitation upon lands which may be sold to, or be held by, in dividuals or corporations from the public domain shall be increased to 250 acres, or in the alternative so that the government shall be given the power to lease for ten years upon com petitive bidding public land of not more than 3,000 acres. It says legisla tion is necessary to the development of the islands and that as the government owns 65,000,000 out of 70,000,000 acres of the archipelago there is no danger of concentrating in individuals or cor porations. 4. The Philippine act may be amend ed by repealing the limitation which forbids individuals or corporations from holding interest in more than one mining claim. 5. That all bonds issued by the in sular government under the authority of the Philippine act shall be free from state, county and municips.l taxation in the United States. 6. That an amendment be made to the Chinese exclusion act giving power to the government by law to admit a fixed number and limited number of Chinese tnto the Philippines, who are certified to be skilled workers on the bond of the employer that for every Chinese .prilled laborer employed he will employ a Filipino apprentice, and DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED POLITICAL— Committees are selected to arrange for speakership caucus tonight. DOMESTIC— Markle & Co. defend themselves from the general public excoriation. Hansbrough men control organization of North Dakota legislature. Chinook in North-west brings down floods which tie up railroads. Sensation likely in Colorado senatorial election. FOREIGN— Stock market in bullish mood after the holiday dullness. Crown princess of Saxony may return to husband. French ministerialists increase their majority. • Irish land troubles may be ended. Festivities at Delhi continue with un diminished splendor. WASHINGTON—' Senator Nelson" to be first speaker in favor of statehood for territories. Annual reports of Gov. Taft and the Philippine commission. MINNEAPOLIS— Hat and wallet of H. L. Eastman are found and his friends believe he met with foul play. Row among Syrian? ends in wedding of Dap Abraham and Zahia Antoun. LOCAL— Engineer C. J. Wood,' caught under his wrecked engine in the" Burlington yards, Cuts off his crushed foot to escape death in escaping steam. Paulist fathers ojjen a mission to non- Catholics at St. Luke's church. M. T. C. Flower, a Minnesota pioneer, dies at the age of eighty-eight. Dr. W. H. H. Boyle preaches to a great audience at the House of Hope church. Programme for the ineting of the Ag ricultural society is -made public. Auditor Dunn makes his report for years 1901-2. SPORTING— Chairman Herrmann, of National league peace committee, claims full power for his Committee. Secretary Nick Youmg issues the official averages of the National league players. Commercial Bowling' league is divided into three classes and will resume bowl ing tonight. Walter Camp picks first, second and third All-American football teams. that he will return the Chinese skilled laborer thus introduced within five years after his admission to the coun try, and that he shall pay a head tax of not exceeding $50 for each China man so admitted to the insular govern ment to meet the expenses of the en forcement of these restrictions. The commission thinks unlimited ad mission of Chinese would be unwise. SLIDES AHEAD WASHOUTS BEHIND Chinook in Northwest Brings -All Kailroad Business to a Standstill. TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 4.—Business was at a standstill on the Northern Pacific today, not a train leaving the city, and the railroad officials are un able to make any definite statement as to the future. The ciiinook still pre vails and water is pouring down the Cascades in torrents. At Martin, on the east, side of the tunnel, there is a washout of nearly .300 feet, while sev eral places between the tunnel and El lensburg- are under water or the tracks covered deep in mud. There are five wasliouts on the main line between Castle Rock and Kelso. There are innumerable slides all the way from Cosmospolis the terminus on the Gray's Harbor branch. The Au burn cut-off is under water for one mile. Nearly a mile of track is gone in one place on Green River. Five or six other washouts are reported be tween Lester and Palmer. The big washout at Martin is followed by a succession of washouts and landslides all the way to Ellensbarg. The South Bend branch is under water and cov ered with slides from Willapa to the terminus. The company has two passenger trains tied up at May wood and are tak ing the best care possible of the pas sengers. There are slides ahead and washouts behind, and arrangements are being made to get supplies to the trains. There is no way to get the 1 passengers out at present, owing to the washing out of all Lie road bridges in that section. Not a county road can be followed a single mi.le in any direc tion. One passenger train is bound up at Lester, where t,he passengers are also being cared for by the railroad. No communication is' possible either way until the water shall have abated. The Great Northern is in exactly similar predicament. CUTS THE WATER LIKE SHARK AT FULL SPEED Torpedo Boat Destroper McDonaugh Exceeds the Requirements. BOSTON. Mass., Jan. 4.—After wait ing for two days for good weather, the torpedo boat destroyer McDon ough, built by the Fore River Ship & Engine Co., of (^fiincy, Mass., was suc cessfully speeded over a measured mile of Wood End, Provincetown, to day. She exceeded her contract re quirements of twenty-eight knots, mak ing one leg at a rate of 28.56 knots. The best two runs over the mile av eraged 28.02, which was the speed which gained her acceptance by the government board. This trial was so encouraging that at its conclusion it was decided to try another government test, that of an en durance run of one hour at a continued speed of 26 knots. This was attempted on the trip back to Boston, across Cape Cod bay, but after three-quarters .of the time had been consumed a valve blew out and the trial was postponed until Tues day. The high speed trial was made under somewhat adverse conditions, there be ing a heavy cross sea and considerable wind. At its conclusion some of the government officials did not hesitate to say that had the run been made under the conditions usually attending government trials, the boat would have gone well over 29 knots. In His Final Resting Place. Special to The Globe STIL.LWATER, Minn., Jan. 4.—The funeral of Hon. James N. Castle was held yesterday afternoon from the residence on South Third street, and was conducted by St. Johns Lodge, A. F. and A. M. Several of the grand lodge officers of the order were present. Religious services were conducted by Rev. S. J. Kennedy and Rev. F. L. Palmer. Interment was at Fairview cemetery. FEW SENATORS WILL BE AT OPENINC SESSION Statehood Matters to Occupy Attention Ahead of Every- thing Except Appropria- tion Bills—Senator Nelson to Be Heard on the Subject First. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 4.— Many of the senators who left Wash ington for the Christmas holidays are still absent and the present indications are that when business is resumed at noon tomorrow there will not be a very full attendance. Before the week is far advanced, however, the senate will again be in regular working order and there will be little cessation of work before the 4th of March. The prediction is very general that the remainder of the session will be exceedingly busy because of the num ber of important questions which will be pressed for consideration before fi nal adjournment. During the present week and prob ably for some time to come the omni bus statehood bill will be the chief topic of discussion on the floor, but un der the unanimous agreement by which the bill was made the unfinished busi ness it cannot be taken up any day be fore 2 o'clock. It is the purpose of the friends of the bill to press its consid eration. The senate committee on appropria tions immediately will take up the leg islative, executive and judicial appro priation bill, and it will be reported to the senate as soon as possible. It is a bill which demands considerable investigation, and it is not probable it will reach the senate much before the middle of the month. When it is reported the committee will seek to secure for it immediate consideration. Senator Nelson Has a Speech. According to the agreement before the holidays the debate on the state hood bill will be resumed at 2 o'clock tomorrow, Senator Nelson,, of Minne sota, being the first speaker. He is a niember of the committee oil territories and in.addition to his opposition to the admission of Arizona and New Mexico, he is a stanch adherent of the bill for the admission of Oklahoma and Indian Territory as one state, which was re ported by the majority of the commit tee as a substitute for the omnibus bill. He has a carefully prepared speech and Its delivery probably will require the greater part of two days. It is now WON CALVES SWEETHEART. ipjOi MLLE. GUiRANDON. Latest reports are to the effect that Mme. Calve, the famous operatic star, has determined to forgive Mile. Guirandon, who stole the affection of Henri Cain, her former fiance. Mile. Guirandon is now Mme. Cain. The announcement of their marriage was a great blow to Mme. Calve. PRINCESS MAY BE RECONCILED Deserted Husband Is Willing to Forgive All it She Will Return. VIENNA, Jan. 4. —Reports have been received here from sources closely connected with the court of Saxony of a possible reconciliation between the crown princess of Saxony and her hus band. The family of the crown prin cess's unborn child, desiring its birth to occur under conditions permitting of proper identification, and to prevent possible substitution, which it is sup posed the princess might attempt if the crown prince's family tried to claim the child. The crown prince is report ed as even now unwilling to abandon the belief that the unborn child may be his own. While King George angrily insists that his son's faithless wife be cast adrift, it is understood that the crown prince places no obstacles in the way of a reconciliation should his wife be willing to come back. It Is naturally to be understood, according to report, that it is impossible to permit the princess to return to Saxony and be come queen.but the suggestion is made that she reside in retirement near the frontier, where she could see her chil dren occasionally. No effort will be made to negotiate with M. Giron, who is regarded as a raw student, but it thought that the princess might be induced to accept the foregoing proposals on account of her lovft for her children. PRICK TWO CENTS. GUTS HIS OWN FOOT OFF TO ESCAPE SCALDING anticipated that there will be fully fif teen opposition speeches before the bill is concluded. Several speeches in fa vor of the omnibus bill are promised, but it is not likely any of them will be delivered within the present coming week, though Senator Foraker, who is an earnest advocate of the omnibus bill, may be heard within the next few few days. Among the bills demanding attention are the eight-hour govern ment labor bill and the.Philippine cur rency bill. \ Senator Proctor has given notice that he will call up the militia bill Monday morning, as soon as the routine busi ness is disposed of and he will try to keep this bill to the front until a con sideration can be secured. There is also a disposition to amend the immigration bill. The supporters of this measure do not yet seem in clined to concede the changes de manded. Money for the Philippines. Senator Lodge, as chairman of the committee on the Philippines, has giv en notice that he will press the cur rency bill as rapidly as possible and expresses confidence in its passage beTore the session grows much older. Senator McComas will urge consider ation of the eight-hour bill. A large number of new bills and res olutions will be introduced at the be ginning of the session tomorrow, among them a joint resolution by Senator Morgan, directing the executive de partment to cease negotiation with the government of Colombia for right of way for an isthmian canal and to close an agreement with Nicaragua and Costa Rica for the construction of a canal by the Nicaraguan route. On Tuesday during the morning hours Senator Hoar will address the senate in support of his anti-trust bill. It is probable that his speech will give rise tn more or less debate, but any discussion on this subject must cease at 2 o'clock unless unanimous consent should be secured to delay the statehood bill for a time. House Will Drift. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 4.—No complete programme is mapped out for the house for the first week of the new year. The leaders are very anxious to force the appropriation bills as rap idly as possible. The Indian bill is on the calendar and headway is mak ing in committee with the postofflce, diplomatic and consular and District of Columbia bills. The latter, at least, will be reported to the house before the end of the week. Mr. Sherman, of New York, chairman of the Indian committee, is ill at Hot Springs, Ark., and his absence may delay consider ation of thfr Indian bill. Until the apropriation bills get into the hopper the house probably will occupy its time with miscellaneous matters brought up under calls of committees. FRENCH ELECTIONS FAVOR ADMINISTRATION Majority Is Increased by the Results of Yesterday's Voting. PARIS, Jan. 4. —Senatorial elections were held today in thirty-four depart ments of France, Algeria and in the colonies of La Reunion and Guadeloupe to select ninety-eight senators, of whom ninety-four will fill seats the terms of whose occupants have consti tutionally expired, while the other four will fill vacancies caused by deaths. The elections passed off without in cident. The results have confirmed the general expectation that the ministerial majority in the upper house would be strengthened. The Conservatives have elected five progressive Republicans; the Liberals have elected twenty-five Republicans, eighteen Radicals and thirty-four Radical Socialists. Final returns from some seats in France and the two colonies have not been re ceived. Premier Combes has been re elected from the department of Char ente-Inferieure; he was also returned from Corsica, where he was only nomi nated Saturday. Finance Minister Rou vier was elected in the department of Alps-Maritimes. He's Going to. Marry Yum Yum. PEKIN,' Jan. 4.—Sir Liang Cheng, min ister designate to the United States, •will marry the daughter of the Chinese min ister at Paris, ~Tu Keng, before leaving for Washington. - >■♦■- - ' The wedding probably will take place at Canton. Yu Keng*B daughter was edu cated abroad and speaks English and French. ■ She is one of the" few Chinese women of r modern education and modern JUeas. - Pay Subscriptions and Get*! Green Trading Stamps < at tbe Globe Office. \ Heroic Engineer Pinned Un der Wreck of His Engine in the Burlington Yards Deliberately Severs His< Foot to Get Away From a^ Certain and Horrible Death' in Clouds of Hissing Steam. Pinned by his foot under the wreck- j age of his engine, dismantled in ai wreck near Dayton's Bluff yester day morning, with escaping steam scalding his flesh and slowly torturing him to death, Engineer C. J. Wood of the Burlington road, searched 'his' pockets for his knife and deliberately^ amputated his left foot below the an- 1 kle. Then crawling away from the' fury of the roaring steam he sat, pent in by the dense fog and shivering ia the raw air of the morning, staunch- 1 ing the flow of blood with a handker-' chief. The crew of the switch engine with' which the incoming freight collided and several switchmen and brakemen who hurried to the scene found him by the track side, and placing him 4 upon another engine brought him to' the union depot whence he was taken^ to St. Joseph's hospital. The wreck occurred at 2:50 Sunday! morning and was charged to the dense fog. It was a raw and nasty night; 1 a night the trainmen fear. Fog, gray.j heavy, interminable deadened the! switch lamps into faint glimmers and! baffled tha rays of the headlight with drifting murk. The rails glistenedi dimly with clinging moisture and the' trains moved gray and ghostly, sheeted* with vapor. No Warning of Disaster. The train of which Wood was the' engineer was approaching the city on' its regular time. Believing that he] had a clear track Wood was runningj at a fair speed, considering the fog.i About a half mile from the Dayton's] Bluff station of the Burlington andi near the yard entrance the switch en-i gine suddenly loomed out of the night.l Wood instinctively shut the throttle! and threw on the air. Then the crash' came, piling the engines together and! creating chaos. When Wood recovered himself he j was lying in the wreckage, in a roar ing cloud of steam, his leg pinned and the steam jets scalding him up to his' waist. No one was near and death' by scalding appeared certain to Wood. His agony made death seem a friend. But there were people at home inj Galesburg who needed him. Turning over he found himself fas- i tened onlyjjy one foot, and his pocket' knife was somewhere in his jumper. Finding it he sat up and with both hands hacked at the smashed, crushed flesh that held him prisoner. His leg free, he crawled away. Free of the escaping steam Wood j sat on a snowbank and tried to make a tourinquet of his handkerchief. He 1 was holding the ends of the several arteries when found by the switch en-' gine crew. Wood was taken to St. Joseph-'** hos pital in the police ambulanc*- All the. way, although the agony of his hurts showed in the tightly clenched hands, he talked cheerfully to Dr. Cook, now and then making a feeble jest of his condition. Dr. T. H. Johnston attend ed Wood at the hospital, amputating his foot at the ankle. Last night he was reported progressing nicely, though; suffering from scalds as well aa the shock of the amputation. Wood was the only man hurt in the accident. He is thirty-four years of' age and lives at Galesburg, 111. LAND TROUBLE MAY BE ENDED Scheme Evolved by the Con ference Thought to be Satisfactory. LONDON, Jan. 4.—The Irish land) conference issued a voluminous report! of its deliberations in which it is de clared that the only satisfactory set tlement of the existing land question is the substitution of an occupying, or proprietary ownership, of land for the existing dual ownership. As the process of direct state interference in, purchase and resale Avould be gener ally tedious and unsatisfactory, there fore, except in those districts under., the congested districts board, the re port recommends that the settlement, should be made beween the owner and the occupier subject to the necessary, investigation by the state as to title, rental and security. The report emphasizes the desirabil- , ity of inducing landlords to continue' to reside in Ireland and with this pur-j pose in view it says an equitable price , should be paid to owners based uponH income, and that provision ought to be made for the resale to owners of man sion houses and demesnes. The pur chase price should either be assurance I by the state of such income or the \ payment of a capital sum producing it,;, at 3 per cent or 3% per cent. If guar- < anteed by the state, tenants' payments "\ should be expended for a term ofj years, securing a reduction of from 15 \ to 25 per cent on rents. To do this : may involve some assistance from the i state beyond the use of its credit, and' the report considers that such assist ance would be justified fully in the future welfare of Ireland and the set- ': tlement of this vexed problem. ' The report offers no definite financial proposals, but it considers that i\n un-i exampled opportunity exists at thej present moment to deal with this* question successfully. • It declares also that the solution of the land question should be accom- j panied by a settlement of the evicted \ tenants question upon an equitable basis. Capt. Shawe-Taylor, secretary of the conference, left here today for the United States on board the Cunard line steamer Ivernia. He goes to America, to ascertain the views of President Roosevelt and other prominent Ameri cans on the land question. In an In terview before leaving, Capt. Shawe- Taylor said: "The government now, for the first time, has before It a practical solution of this question acceptable to both land owners and occupiers, and it would be a national calamity if, while truce exist* between the two parties, this unique opportunity ii» allowed to pase."