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NEW PRIMARY LAW
BE ADOPTED BY
Bill Rejected Two Years Ago
Pretty Cc tain to Be En
acted Tins Year—Proposed
Ad Valorem Tax on Rail-
roads Instead of Present
License Fee System.
Special to The Globe.
MADISON, Wis., Feb. B.—The pri
mary election bill for the attainment
of whose provisions Gov. La Follette
has fought a great fight for some years
past, and which was defeated in the
senate two years ago, will again go be
fore the senate this week, having had
fairly smooth sailing through the as
sembly. It provides for nomination by
direct vote of all officers from munici
pal to congressional, and is a com
mittee product of several assembly
bills introduced. The stalwarts who
are opposed to the administration are
in the majority in the senate and may
block its passage, or at least greatly
modify it, though a strong primary
election clause was incorporated in the
last Republican state platform. This
measure is regarded as perhaps the
most important to come before the leg
islature this winter.
Next in importance to the primary
bill, proposing an ad valorem tax for
the railroads instead of the present li
cense fee system, which it is estimated
will bring into the state treasury near
ly a million dollars more annually.
This measure is strongly urged by the
administration, but will be fought bit
terly by the railroads, and may also be
defeated in the senate, as th«. members
of that body, as a rule, look askefice
at the proposition, and refuse to com
Among the bills killed at the last
session was a barber's license bill, that
provides for a board of examiners for
barbers and a licensing of barbers,
similar to the Minnesota law. This
bill has again been introduced at this
session, but will probably fail of pas
The St. Louis fair commission of
this state has asked for an appropria
tion of $200,000 to make a suitable ex
hibition at the exposition. The state
has already appropriated $25,000 for
this purpose, which the commissioners
feel is entirely inadequate, as they
wish to plan a great dairy and educa
tional exhibit. It is said that they
even threatened to resign if the origi
nal appropriation is not increased. A
woman's suffrage bill has been intro
duced, providing for the submission
of the question to the people at the
next general election. It is being
championed by David Evans, Jr., of
Cambria, whose bill on the same sub
ject was turned down two years ago.
MYSTERY IN THE CASE.
Unexplained Death of a Young Girl
Special to The Globe. ..
WINONA, Minn., Feb. B.—After call
ing for her daughter to return to the
house several times Mrs. George Ploof,
of Fairwater, this county, went out to
the rear of the house and found the
dead body of the girl lying in the snow.
The child was thirteen years of age
and had just returned from school,
and after removing her wraps had gone
out of doors. She was apparently in
the best of health and a physician who
was called reports that he can give no
cause for the sudden death.
The body was prepared for burial
find the funeral services were held, con
ducted by Rev. King, of Plainview.
The interment was made, yet neither
County Coroner Muir nor Sheriff Mar
tin J. Lins have been notified of the
finding of the body. The coroner should
have been notified and an investiga
tion will probably be held.
KILLED BY TRAIN AT MANKATO
Avoided One Danger Only to Meet
Another Which Proved Fatal.
Special to The Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., Feb. B.—C. S. C.
Christensen, nppd seventy years, and
a prominent resident of Mankato, aged
forty years, and retired general mer
chant, was run down and killed at
4 o'clock this afternoon by the Chica
go & North-Western passenger train,
at the Owatonna street crossing. Mr.
Christensen was crossing the track
when he stepped back to let the Oma
ha passenper train pass. Just then
the North-Western train came along
and struck him. The body was terri
bly manpled. Dec-eased leaves a
daughter. Mrs. E. J. Smith, of this city,
and a son. Charles Christensen, of
RESISTED THE PEACEMAKER.
Is in Precarious Condition as a Re
sult of Shooting.
Special to The Globe.
MADISON. Wis.. Feb. B.—William
Lally, son of a prominent saloonkeep
er here, was arrested tonight after fir
ing four shots at a policeman who had
been endeavoring to break up a fight
among the town toughs. A mob of
100 citizens chased Lally up the street,
when he suddenly turned and fired.
The four shots fired by Lally were
answered by the policeman, one of
which, it is thought, took effect. Lally
is at the police station in a precari
ous condition and may die.
Plague Being Checked by Serum.
MAZATLAN, Mexico, Feb. B.—There
were two deaths from the plague to
day. Very satisfactory results are be
ing obtained by the use of the Yerzin
serum. Most of the patients to whom
it is given bepin immediately to re
cover. A number of hotels and board-
Ing houses are closed, the owners
rearing that in case the plague shall
break out in them the building will
be burned. The fire insurance compa
nies are taking no policies
Interstate League Organized. >
.^KAGO, Feb. —The Interstate
baseball league was made a permanent
organization at a meeting of the pro
moters here today. Officers were elect
ed as follows:
President. HA. Armstrong, Racine,
Wis.; vice president, J. P. Learv, of the
Marquettes, of Chicago; secretary-
Catarrh and Hay Fever.
Liquid Cream Balm is becoming
quite as popu.ar in many localities a!
Eiys Cream Balm solid. It is prepared
for use in atomizers, and Is highly
pnzed by those who have been accua
tomed to call upon physicians for such
r treatment. Many physicians are us
ing and prescribing it. All the medi
cinal properties of the celebrated
Cream Balm are contained in the
Lfquid form, which is 75 cts., including
a spraying tube. All druggists, or by
mail. Ely Brothers. 56 Warren St.. New
Messrs. Ely Bros.:—l sold your Liq
uid Cream Balm to Mr. Wm. Lam
berton, 1415 Delachaise St., New Or
leans; he has used two bottles, givine
him most satisfactory results '
GEORGE W. McDUFF
Fha , -'-*.
treasurer, R. G. Welch, of the Spauld
The new league is a ten-club affair,
composed of teams representing Ra
cine, Wis., Kenosha, Wis., Aurora, 111.,
Elgin, 111., Sycamore, 111., and five semi
professional teams in Chicago—the
Marquettes, Gunthers, Athletics,' South
Chicagos and Spaldings.
The playing season will begin April
17 and will continue until Oct. 4. Each
of the clubs posted a forfeit of $100
as a guarantee of good faith.
RIOT BETWEEN WHITE
MEN AND NEGROES
Two of the Latter Killed and Nine
WAYCROSS, Ga., .Feb. B.—Meagre
details of a riot that occurred between
two white men and a crowd of negroes
at Beach's still, near Waycross, reach
ed here today.
Two negroes are said to have been
killed and nine others wounded, one
of them mortally. Three of the wound
ed were women, but their injuries are
not serious. The shooting was done
while a negro festival was in progress
The report is that the white men.
well known in that section, went to
the festival, and after having some
difficulty with some of the negroes,,
locked the two doors of the building
in which the negroes were dancing and
commenced firing into the crowd wi^h
shotguns. The house was quickly
cleared of all except the wounded, and
the men are said to have entered the
building and tied the dead and wound
ed negroes together. An inquest was
held by the coroner over the dead
bodies of the two men, but the ver
dict has not been announced.
TO TALK TO REPORTERS
Standard Oil Magnate "Begs to Be Ex
cused" From Explaining.
NEW YORK, Feb. B.—An effort was
made today to see John D. Rockefeller
in regard to the telegrams purporting
to be sent by him to various senators,
but at his home he sent out word by
a servant that he "begged to be ex
MISSOURIANS SHOWN THE
EFFECT OF EARTHQUAKE
World's Fair Town Gets a Lively
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. B.—Two dis
tinct earthquake shocks were felt in
St. Louis and vicinity between 8:20
and 8:25 o'clock tonight. The first
shock was almost of twenty seconds'
duration, and while it was not so dis
tinctly felt immediately in St. Louis,,
in the western suburban towns and in
Alton, Belleville, Edwardsville and oth
er near-by towns in Illinois it was suf
ficiently forceful to rattle dishes and
swing doors. The second shock fol
lowed within ten minutes, and was
short in duration. The two shocks
were southeast to northwest in direc
PADUCAH, Ky., Feb. B.—A slight
earthquake shock occurred here about
6:45 o'clock tonight. No damage was
done, and the duration of the vibra
tions was very brief.
CLOVERPORT, Ky., Feb. 8. — An
earthquake shock startled a number
of Cloverport citizens about 6:30
o'clock tonight. No damage was done
and many people of the town did not
know the shock had occurred.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. S.—A slight
earthquake shock was felt here at
about'6:4s o'clock tonight. The vibra
tion caused windows to rattle, but no
damage was done.
PARIS, Feb. B.—Slight earthquake
shocks were felt on Saturday at mid
night at Brest, St. Brieux and on the
Island of Molene.
Texas Favors Slave Pensions.
FORT WORTH, Tex., Feb. B.—At
the regular meeting today of the R.
E. Lee camp, United Confederate vet
erans, a resolution indorsing the Sen
ator Hanna bill to pension ex-slaves
was introduced by State Historian
Judge C. C. Cummings and passed by
an almost unanimous vote. There was
some objection on the ground that the
resolution might be construed as po
litical. The resolution urges that
Texas' representatives in congress
support the Hanna measure to the
extent of rewarding all ex-slaves who
remained at home within the ages set
forth in the bill, or those who went
with their masters in the Civil war,
but that those be excepted who en
listed in the United States volunteer
service and are already on the pen
Mormon Tackle to Join Quakers.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. B.—
Joe Seligan, the big tackle of the Uni
versity of Utah football eleven, and re
garded as one of the fastest men that
ever played in the West, left last
night for Philadelphia, where he will
take up a four years' course of study
at the University of Pennsylvania. He
will try for a position on the Pennsyl
vania 'varsity eleven. Harvey Helms,
instructor of athletics at the University
of Utah, has been offered complete
charge of college athletics at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin for the summer
Arabs Get Stiff Sentences.
PARIS, Feb. 8. —The trial of a num
ber of Arabs at Montpellier for the re
volt against the French residents at
Marguerite, Algeria, more than a year
ago, after lasting fifty days, ended in
a serious scene this morning. The
jurymen had been locked up for twen
ty-seven hours considering their ver
dict, and when they appeared in court
everybody was in a somnolent condi
tion, most of the Arabs being fast
asleep and huddled together for
warmth. A verdict of guilty was ren
dered in the case of twenty-six of the
prisoners, the remaining eighty being
acquitted. The four ringleaders were
sentenced to imprisonment for life and
the others found guilty were sentenced
to lesser terms.
Ask Better Conditions.
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. B.—Delegates
from various street railway unions of
the Old Colony and the Boston &
Northern systems of the Massachusetts
Electric companies will meet in Boa
ton tomorrow to take preliminary steps
towards securing a substantial increase
in wages, the recognition of their un
ions and generally improved conditions.
These delegates will represent nearly
1,000 men. In Lynn, the headquarters
of the unions of the employes of the
Boston & Northern system, street rail
way men say that there is little likeli
hood of a strike, the idea being to
accomplish as much as possible by
repeated requests rather than by sum
mary action at this time.
Cleveland Fishing in Florida.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. B.—For
mer President Grover Cleveland, ac
companied by Dr. Joseph F. Bryant,
of New York, arrived here on the New
York limited this evening and took
dinner at the Ponce de Leon. They
spent the evening with Gen. Scofleld
and other friends here and left later
for Stewart, on the St. Lucie river,
where they will spend two weeks fish
Earth Shakes in Indiana.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. B.—Earth
quake shocks were reported through
out Southern Indiana, as well as here,
about 6:30 tonight. At Baptistown
some of the colored population fell to
their knees in prayer during their
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
IN EVERY "JOINT"'
"Brace Faro" Dealt in Every
New York Gambling
NEW YORK, Feb. B.—"Without ex
cepting a single place, there is not a
gambling house in the city of New
York where crooked games are not
This from William Travers Jerome,
who has devoted the best part of the
past two years of his life to studying
investigating and combating the gam
bling industry, will furnish food for re
flection to the 100,000 men living in
and around the city who have seen
their good money pass into the hand
some drawers of faro and roulette
This statement that not a single
gambling house exists in the city of
New York where the player can rely
upon an honest deal means much when
these facts are remembered:
1. That New York city is the great
est gambling center in the world, Mon
te Carlo and other European resorts
2. That individual sums have been
lost in more than one of the New York
places that exceed by six and eight
times the bank rolls that could be won
at Monte Carlo or Ostend.
3. That the expense of maintaining
the ten largest gambling houses in this
city, irrespective of losses they may
suffer, aggregates $5,000 a night, or
$30,000 a week, or $1,560,000 a year.
That stupendous sum must be taken in
before the proprietors have any profits.
The proprietor of each one of these
places is enormously rich.
These ten places are supported by
men of social position, of wealth. Poor
men or men of moderate means are
not wanted as patrons. The man who
goes in one of them willing to lose $20,
$30 or $40 for the chance of winning a
much larger sum is not sought after
by any of these ten places. The man
who pays his losses with a check is
wanted. That man does not limit him
self to the amount of ready cash he
may have about him. He gives full
swing to his gambling fever, keeps
only an approximated account of his
losses and only realizes what he has
done when the polite manager names
the total of the sum he owes the house.
Who are the big losers in the gam
bling houses of New York?
First comes John W. Gates, the
shrewdest business man probably in
the country, the man who made Au
gust Belmont look like a small boy in
the science of finance, and had J. Pier
pont Morgan and other pillars of Wall
street worried to death. He lost $110,
--000 in one sitting in Canfield's. Did
Mr. Gates get a square, fair deal?
District Attorney Jerome thinks not.
Gates played faro. Canfleld has the
two cleverest brace faro dealers in the
world in his house, Mr. Jerome says;
men who are so adept that they acn
fool ohrewd professional gamblers;
men who do not work for $10 or $20 a
night, but demand and receive a per
centage of the victim's losses.
This percentage i» not known, but
the regular percentage which a steerer
receives is 55 per cent of what the vic
tim he brings into a houses loses. The
house is content with 45 per cent.
This percentage in itself shows what
chance the player has. Every gambling
house in the city from Canfield's down
employs steerers. Their headquarters
are at Broadway and Forty-third
street. If a game were honestly run
no gambling house in the world could
exist and pay steerers 55 per cent of
its winnings from certain patrons, the
house standing all of the losses. This
in itself shows that the owners of the
house figure that they have more than
55 per cent in their favor to begin with.
In honestly dealt faro the percentage
is only about 3 per cent in favor of the
house and between 5 and 7 per cent on
It is said the brace faro dealers in
Canfield's get 50 per cent of whatever
they win from the players who are
pitted against them. If by any acci
dent a winning is made Canfield stands
all of it. These brace dealers never
work in the large general room of
Canfleld's. They deal in one of the
small rooms on an upper floor reserved
for private parties—men who want to
gamble without any limit and in pri
It was in one of these small rooms
that Reginald Vanderbilt and his
friends made their famous play late
one night. Lawrence Waterbury and
Payne Whitney are said to have been
in the party, which numbered more
than half a dozen.
One man in that party lost that
night a sum a shade under $80,000.
This loss has been credited to young
Vanderbilt, but as a matter of fact his
loss was but a little over $7,000.
Did this crowd of young men get a
A man who has been in one of Can
field's small rooms with^a crowd of
rich young men, in telling of the ex
"The whole crowd had been drinking
earlier in the night. Nobody was drunk,
but there wasn't a man in the party
who was his normal self. We pl»yea
roulette. Some took $500 stacks of
chips at a time. Not one of us counted
our chips. They may have been $40, $50
or $60 short. When one made a big
winning on a number he didn't stop
to count the chips pushed over to him.
He took the stacks without question.
Those stacks could easily have been
$100 or more short. When it came to
settling up those who had lost heaviiy
had only a hazy idea of what they
owed. If $100, $200 or $300 were added
to their bills the total was paid with
out question. None of us watched the
ball carefully to see where it landed
after each roll. We trusted the roller
and never questioned the winning
number that he called out. It may
have been the correct one and It may
not. We simply relied upon his hon
This shows how easy it is to swindle
players in a gambling house. Crooked
paraphernalia is not necessary unless
the player is scrupulously careful and
has an eye trained to watch every
move in the game.
But crooked paraphernalia 1b used,
and Mr. Jerome alleges there is not a
large gambling house in the city which
has not a couple of brace faro dealers
and crooked boxes. He has a collection
of crooked boxes in his office. Most of
them are simply fitted with a lever In
the lower left hand corner on the inner
side. Pressure on this lever widens the
slot, which is supposed to admit the
passage of only one card, fo that two
cards can be slipped out at the same
There is one box whose mystery has
never been fully solved. It has two
inner platforms instead of one. The
aperture on the top is a sixteenth of
an inch wider at the lower end than
the upper. This reveals the marking
in the margin of the card, and shows
the dealer the following card after the
top one has been moved slightly. This
box is also lifted with the lever for
widening the slot. The second plat
form is believed to be of use in getting
cards back into the box after they have
been surreptitiously removed so that
those who are "keeping cases'" will not
have their suspicions aroused.
There is comparatively small need
of crooked roulette wheels, the oppor
tunities for swindling being so many
without their use, as shown in the
statement of the young man quoted
above. But there are crooked wheels
One wheel was captured in a raid
some time ago in Brotherton's place on
West Forty-second street, which was
fitted with a thin rubber pipe, which
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connected with a rubber bail set in
the floor under the feet. o£_ the dealer.
By pressing upon the baU^a sufficient
force of air would be sent^through the
pipe to cause the wheel to revolve a
trifle more if the dealer sfitv that the
marble was going to fall into a section
of numbers that were heavHy played.
Another doctored whe*l is fitted with
a tiny electric wire. If -the ball is
about to fall into a heavily played
number the current is turaed on and
the ball jumps along a few Unches into
another compartment. ' «
If Canfield depended upon ordinary
play and players it is claimed that the
expenses of his establishment would
more than eat up the profits. His place
and others of the same style, like that
of No. 33 West Thirty-third street,
must have what is called "sucker"
money that is, the play of a rich man,
who wants the limit taken off so that
large sums can be wagered.
A player of this kind is always ac
commodated with a private room and
special dealers. These, it is alleged, are
invariably brace dealers. A single rich
haul of "sucker" money pays expenses
for six or nine months.
Aside from protection money to po
lice and other influential people, the
ordinary expenses of Canfield's place
average, it is said, close to $750 a night.
The supper served nightly alone costs
about $250. The expenses of the Bur
bridge house, in West Thirty-third
street, are fully as great as Canfield's,
it being the ambition of the former to
get the latter's patrons by lavish en
tertaining. In less ambitious places
the nightly supper costs $150.
Swindling operations are not con
fined by any means to what are called
the "swell" gambling house of the city.
Those frequented by men who regard
a $5 bet as a plunge have crooked ap
pjliances. Even in houses devoted to
craps attachments are used to cheat
the players. jm
In a place in ThirXy-first street, be
tween Sixth and Seventh avenues,
where nothing but craps was played, a
copper table was found under the green
cloth of the table.
This plate was connected with a
small electric battery. The dice used
were partly hollow, and in the interior
of each was a small quantity of quick
siver. The charged plate and the load
ed dice were manipulated by the oper
ator so perfectly that he could make
the player lose every time he pleased.
BISHOP CRANSTON'S WIFE
DIES, IN MEXICO
Death Due to Shock Occasioned by
Scenes in China.
DENVER, Col., Feb. B.—News was
received by Earl M. Cranston of the
death at Silas, Mexico, today, of Mrs.
Laura M. Cranston, the wife of Bish
op Earl Cranston, of the Methodist
church. Mrs. Cranston accompanied
the bishop several weeks ago to attend
a church conference. Bishop Cranston,
his wife and daughter, Avere in Pekin
during the Boxer rebellion, and United
States Minister Conger' was a guest
at the Cranston residence when the
outbreak began. Mrs. Cranston's death
is directly attributed to nervous shock
occasioned by her being a witness to
scenes following the outbreak. The
body will be taken to Cincinnati for
Veteran Journalist Dead.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Feb. B.—C. M.
Nichols, former editor of the Daily
Republic, and secretary of the Board
of Trade, died here today at the a#e of
seventy-four years. He was born in
Westfield, N. V., and had been engaged
in newspaper work in this city for al
most half a century. He was an inti
mate friend of Whitelaw Reid, of the
New . York Tribune, and many other
newspaper men of national prom
inence. He was one of the promoters
of the Chautauqua assembly and in
timately associated with Lewis Riley
and Bishop Vincent in the Chautauqua
movement. He did much literary work,
one of the best known of his work#
being an excellent life of Abraham
Uribe-Uribe Commits Suicide.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. B—The
British steamer Para, which arrived
here today from Colon, brings the
news of the suicide on Jan. 30 of the
former Colombian revolutionary gen
eral, Uribe-Uribe. Gen. Uribe-Uribe
published a letter Dec. 12 advising
Colombia to await the lapsing of the
Panama canal concession in 1904,
which would leave the Colombian gov
ernment a free hand in the matter of
the canal. The reports brought by the
Para indicate the possibility of anoth
er revolution in opposition to the Pan
ama canal treaty.
Pal Suspected of Murder.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. B.—Solo
mon Spiegelstein, a rag peddler, forty
years old, was found dead'ln a lower
room of his apartment at ?132 Grange
street this morning with hfs head and
body crushed and mutilated' in a horri
ble manner. Ignatz Zahn, 1 his- room
mate, has been arrested .by the police
and is being held on suspicion.
Think Firebugs Started It.
FRANKFORT, Ind., Fefb. B.—Th*
Columbia theater, the onlyl theater in
this city, was burned today. The fire,
which is thought to have been of in
cendiary origin, endangered much of
the business portion of th£ city.
Ancient Subject to Be Revived.
COPENHAGEN, Feb. B^Some pa
pers state that the question of the sale
of the Danish West Indies is about to
be revived. Fresh proposals, it is said,
will be presented by a representative
of the United States.
BOSTON, Mass., Feb B.—Former
Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
had a comfortable day and, according
to the physicians' bulletin tonight, his
condition continues to be favorable.
LONDON, Feb. B.—James Glaisher,
the meteorologist and aeronaut, is
COLUMBUS, Ga.,Feb. B.—The Chat
taoochee river is on a rise and a flood
is feared. The water is 16 feet above
normal and is still rising. Within six
hours today the river rose 5% feet.
UTICA, N. V., Feb. B.—The Core
makers' union, of this city, has voted
unanimously in favor of the proposi
tion to amalgamate with the Holders'
International union, a similar vote be
ing taken throughout the country. .
GUTHRIE, Okla., Feb. B.—A change
has been made on the Choctaw lines
through Oklahoma territory. White
men are taking the places of colored
brakemen who have been employed on
all passenger trains.
NEW YORK, Feb. B.—Dr. Paul Hae
dicke, well known as a journalist both
in Germany and America r died here to
day of cirrhosis of the liver. He was
born at Brandenburg fifty-one years
MADRID, Feb. B.—A dispatch from
Tangier to the Imparcial confirms the
news that the pretender, Bu Hamara,
is a prisoner of the Piata branch of
the Kabyle tribe, which is ready to
deliver him to the sultan for a ran
CHICAGO, Feb. B.—Henry S. Mon
roe, one of the oldest settlers and a
veteran of the Chicago; bar, died of
pneumonia today, after ..an illness of
only three days.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 8. — The
Austrian and Russian embassies will
present to the porte this week the plan
of the proposed reforms in Macedonia.
VIENNA,Feb. B.—lt is persistently as
serted that Austria is preparing a par
tial mobilization of her military forces
in view of possible events in the Balk
TO ESTABLISHED JEWISH
CHURCHES IN ALL CITIES
Executive Beard of American Hebrew
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. S.—Nine of
the thirty members of the executive
board of American Hebrew congrega
tions met here today at the Hebrew
Union college. Samuel Woolmer, of
Peoria, 111., was elected president to
succeed Julius Freiburg.
A movement was started to establish
Jewish churches in every community
in the United States. In the larger
towns synagogues will be built and rab
bis stationed. Sabbath schools will
be established. . In communities where
there is a lack of wealth necessary to
support a church, circuit rabbis will
be provided who at stated intervals
will visit the community and conduct
BOX OFFICE RECEIPTS
SEIZED BY SHERIFF
Salt Lake Dramatic Company Comes
to Grief in Montana.
HELENA, Mont., Feb. B.—The box
office receipts and scenery of "Cori
anton," which has been playing here
for two nights, have been attached at
the instance of a firm of New York
lawyers who have a claim against the
Deseret Dramatic company, of Salt
Lake, which is backing the company.
There is also due the players $1,500.
It was said tonight that the company
expects financial assistance from
Janitors of 51 More Buildings Will Go
Out if Managers Don't Come to Time.
CHICAGO, Feb. B.—Unless the trou
ble between the Business Managers*
association and the elevator conductors
and janitors, who went on strike four
days ago in fifteen of the big office
buildings in the down-town district,
shall be settled at a conference to be
held tomorrow morning, the men em
ployed in the other fifty-one buildings
controlled by the association will be or
dered out on strike.
Stranded Off the Coast.
CAPE HENRY, Va., Feb. B.—The
British steamship Garlands, bound
from New London for Wilmington, N.
C., is stranded one and one-half miles
north of Big Kinnakeet, N. C. She is
inside the bar, far from deep water,
but is in good condition. Her crew
of eighteen were rescued in breeches
One Teapot Tempest Subsides.
RIO JANEIRO, Feb. B.—The Boliv
ian government has replied to the
Brazilian government agreeing to Bra
zilian occupation and administration
of the Acre territory pending the set
tlement of the dispute, and offering
to send a minister plenipotentiary to
Brazil, invested with full powers to
negotiate a settlement.
Crowninshield Reaches Naples.
NAPLES, Feb. 8. — Rear Admiral
Crowninshield, aboard his flagship, the
cruiser Chfcagro, arrived here today
from Algiers. He will proceed to Al
exandria and return here later. It is
reported that he will be back here for
the gathering of the Italian and Rus
sian fleets on the occasion of the czar's
Freight Embargo Lifted.
BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. B.—Officials
of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad stat
ed tonight that the freight embargo
which had existed for several weeks
has been lifted, and that there is no
congestion of freight at any point on
the line. Freight is now being ac
cepted from all connections. While
there is a great deal of freight being
handled, there is little or no delay to
Ex-Gov. Stanley Suceeds Dawes.
MEDICINE LODGE, Kan., Feb. 8 —
Ex-Gov. W. E. Stanley today accepted
the position as a member of the Dawes
commission offered him by President
Roosevelt. He fills the vacancy caus
ed by the death of Mr. Dawes, after
whom the commission was named.
Duke of Tetuan Is Dead.
MADRID, Feb. 8. — The Duke of
Tetuan, formerly minister of foreign
affairs, who has been ill for some time
past, died today.
Inhabited Only by Day.
.. The,, mone >" center of London is the
city, which is the heart of England's
capital. In its square mile of territory
are great stores of wealth. Its population
?Kn of *>usiness is more than
1.000,000 During the night the number of
its residents is insignificant. The money
center of New York is the Wall street dis
trict It is of much smaller area than
London s city," but possesses the same
characteristics— crowded by day and al
most empty by night.
Washington Monument for Hungary.
The Szabadsag (meaning liberty) which
is published in Cleveland, Ohio, and claims
to be the oldest, biggest and best Hunga
rian new S p aper ln the United States §
\otes its Christmas number in great part
to advancing the movement of the erec-
i o"of. a monument to George Washington
fri^T a; e» th as an indication of the
wr d'y i cel ing of Hungarians residing
here and of appreciation of the recent
erection of a monument to Louis Kos
f™£ r!? Clevelai ld- It publishes letters
from many prominent Amei leans favoring
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ALL FLOUR MILLS
STOP FOR A DAY
Millers Shut Down to Relieve
Congested Freight Con
ditions at Chicago.
With possibly one exception all the
Minneapolis flour mills were idle yes
terday but all will resume operations
The managers do not know how long
it will be before they will be com
pelled to shut down entirely, but they
have decided to grind for a few days
longer hoping that the blockade at
Chicago may be raised when ship
ments that are made now reach that
The outlook is the most discourag
ing the millers have been cfmpelled to
face in years, and the prospects for
relief become more remote as each
day passes without relief.
It is believed by many of the millers
that the only remedy at the present
time is a complete shut down until the
large accumulation of freight is clear
ed up. While a shut down would
mean a great loss to the city, as well
as to the millers and the employes, it
appears to be the only practical solu
tion of the difficulty.
A shut down at the present time
will not mean a flour famine in the
East, because there is enough flour en
route, if it can be hauled to its desti
nation, to supply the trade for a long
time. A temporary shut down for a
week or ten days will lessen the con
gestion at Chicago and when the
blockade is raised the mills can start
up and shipments can be made to the
East with greater dispatch. It is- said
that some shipments made a month
ago from this city en route to Eastern
markets have not arrived at their des
Under favorable conditions ship
ments can be fliade to the East in
from ten days to two weeks, conse
quently if a complete shut down comes
in order to clear up the accumulation,
after the mills resume operations they
will be able to get flour through to
the East quicker than they can by
continuing the shipping of flour and
having it held in Chicago to await
The Western roads have a good sup
ply of cars and can furnish the mills
sufficient equipment to run them for
a week or ten days, but there is no
reason doing this because the cars are
only used for storage in Chicago. There
Is also sufficient wheat in the eleva
tors to supply the mills for some time.
It is estimated that there is about 15 -
000,000 in store now.
At the present time most of the cars
that come into the city loaded with
wheat are loaded out with flour and
consequently there are very few cars
going back into the country. If these
conditions continue, there will be little
wheat coming into this market and it
will be necessary to draw on the wheat
stored in the elevators.
The present congestion of freight in
Chicago seems destined to result in
all sorts of complications, and what
the outcome will be cannot be deter
mined. It seems to work a greater
hardship to this immediate district
th£.n any other in the country because
of the great importance which flour
cuts in Eastern markets.
There is considerable flour in the
East, but the stocks in the hands of
the dealers are getting to a low point
and the millers here are all being
crowded with inquiries as to when
shipments are expected to arrive.
M'PHEETERS TALKS TO MEN.
Y. M. C. A. Leader Holds Up Daniel
as a Proper Example.
Thomas S. McPheeters, of St. Louis,
who is well known throughout the
country as one of the staunchest ad
vocates and friends of the' Young 1
Men's Christian association, spoke at
the men's meeting yesterday afternoon.
Mr. McPheeters has been in attend
ance at the Y. M. C. A. convention
in St. Paul, and this gave him the
opportunity of coming to Minneapolis.
An audience of about 1,00.9 men was
Mr. McPheeters took Daniel as his
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of the word, and his address was ear
nest and interesting as well as sim
ple and to the point.
MOTH IS READY TO
MEET THE UNKNOWN
Wrestler Will Post Forfeit for Match
With Any Man.
Henry Krumweide has announced
that he has an "unknown" wrestler
whom he would like to match against
Charles Moth for a contest for $250
a side. Mr. Moth informed The Times
last night that he will be at the Raths
keller on First avenue south at 3
o'clock this afternoon ready to post
a forfeit if Capt. Krumweide appears.
Saturday night Moth wrestled with
M. Wandersee at Thirteenth avenue
northeast and Fourth street. He wag
to throw his man four times in an hour
and a half and succeeded in accom
plishing the feat in fifty-four minutes.
HIS DIAGNOSIS CORRECT. \
Man Thought He Had Smallpox, and
Dr. Kistler Agreed With Him.
A man walked into County Health
Commissioner Kistler's office yesterday
morning and informed the doctor that
he was afflicted with the smallpox.
It did not take the doctor long to
agree with him, and at the present
time the quarantine hospital has a
new boarder. The man came from
Eden Prairie. Dr. Kistler will go to
Eden Prairie today and learn if any
more families have been exposed. The
smallpox conditions in the county are
excellent at the present time. There
Is only one known case, and that is
CORONER WILL INVESTIGATE.
Suicide of Young Hugh Brown to Bo
Coroner Williams will investigate the
suicide of Hugh Brown, the young
clerk of the National Bank of Con|
merce, who shot himself Saturday aft
ernoon. Harold Brown, a brother of
Hugh, as well as others present at the
time of the suicide, will be questioned.
Disappointment in love is believed
to have been the motive.
Murder Follows Robbery.
NEW YORK, Feb. B.—Louis Man
del, a dealer in old iron, was murder
ed today in his office in East Twenty
third street, his skull being crushed by
blows struck with a heavy iron bar.
He was found in an unconscious con
dition and died in the hospital. Rotf
bery was evidently the motive for the
FRENCH PRESIDENT TO RETRACE
ROUTE OF DISCOVERERS
M. Loubet to Ascend the Mississippi In
a French War Vessel.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. B—The
French colony here has received word
that President Loubet. of France will'
come to this city about June 15, 1904 on
board a French man-of-war, en route
to the St. Louis fair. The idea is to re
trace the steps of historic French dis
coverers and to ascend the Mississippi
river as they did in days gone by
It is planned that after visiting the
worlds fair Mr. Loubet will cross the
continent on a special train, where he will
be received at New York. There he
win board a United States cruiser and be
taken back to France.
RETAIL GROCERS' CONVENTION.
Mankato, Feb. 17 to 19, 1903.
The Chicago Great Western Railway
has been selected as the Official route.
Special train for the Grocers and their
friends will leave St. Paul 9:00 a m
T.ufsday. Feb. 17th. Lowest rates. Spe
cial train will leave Mankato on Thurs
day at close of convention. For particu
lars, see Fred Mason, Secretary. 65 West
Seventh street, or J. N. Storr City Tick
et Agent, corner Fifth and Robert streets.
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