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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 57.
Yates, Chief Executive of Il
linois, Objects to the Way
His Wife Was Mentioned
in a Chicago Paper—Editor
Tries to Learn Whether the
ijovernor Could Kill Him
and Escape Punishment.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.—Richard Yates,
governor of Illinois, acted the princi
pal role in a dramatic encounter within
the Auditorium tower recently, ac
tording to a sensational story which has
just come to light. The story has it
that Mr. Yates confronted Percival L.
Harden, editor of a paper known as the
Club Fellow, and, with revolver in
hand, vowed he would kill Harden if
the name of Mrs. Yates again appeared
in the columns of his paper.
Harden is said to have admitted the
Field of Medicine Bids Fair
to Be Revolutionized
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 25.—1n a
£aper read before the Philadelphia
County Medical society tonight, Dr. C.
E. De M. Sajous reported a discovery
which, if his deductions be correct,
may revolutionize the field of medicine.
His discovery, in brief, is that the
pituitary body, heretofore thought use
less, is indeed one of the most impor
tant organs of the body when its func
tions are understood. From Dr. Sa
jous' investigation, covering fourteen
years, five of which were spent in
Paris, he is convinced that this pitui
tary body is a governing center which
Is not only positive in its effects by
controlling the oxygen in the system
but equally positive in responding to
medicines and drugs.
When this fact is finally established
and understood medicine will no long
er be administered hypothetlcally, but
it will become an applied science. Un
der these conditions certain medicines
will be given and assured results ob
tained. The discovery, it is said, will
also be the greatest since the discovery
of anaesthesia.
The "governor of the body," or pitui
tary gland, is a small ovoid body at
tached to the under surface of the
cerebrum. It has two lobes, the an
terior and posterior, the former resem
bling a ductless gland and the lattei
showing indications of nervous ele->
ments. It forms an integral part of
the brain.
Congressman De Armond Puts Forth a
Little Feeler.
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 25.—
Representative De Armond, of Missouri,
today introduced a concurrent resolu
tion providing as follows: -
"That the president be and is here
by requested to learn and advise con
gress upon what terms, if any, honor
able to both nations and satisfactory
to the inhabitants of the territory pri
marily affected, Great Britain would
consent to cede to the United States all
or any part of the territory lying north
and adjoining the United States to be
formed in due time into one or more
states and admitted into the Union
upon an equality with the other states,
the inhabitants thereof, in the mean
ime ,to enjoy all the privileges and
immunities guaranteed by the federal
New Place for Schroeder.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 25.—1t is
the understanding in naval circles that
Commander Seaton Schroeder will suc
ceed Capt. C. D. Sigsbee as chief of the
bureau of naval intelligence. Com
mander Schroeder is now returning from
Guam, where he has served since 1900 as
Its naval governor. -
Leather Men Ask for Time.
BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 25.—The leather
house of C. Moench & Sons has requested
of its creditors an extension of time.
This firm is a corporation capitalized at
$1,200,000. It owes $1,000,000, mostly to
New York banks. Assets are stated to
be about $1,500,000.
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Patriotic Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 25.—President
Diaz, has received a communication
from Pedro Alvarada., a multi-million
aire mining man of Parral, Mex., offer
ing to contribute $5,000,000 for the pay
ment of Mexico's foreign debt.
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Freight Depot Destroyed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 25.—The
extensive freight depot of the Atchi-
Eon, Topeka & Santa Fe road and
ninety freight cars, with contents,
were destroyed by fire today. The
damage is estimated at over $100,000.
Minneapolis Company Ejected.
CHICAGO. Feb. 25.—A fine of $10,000
was today imposed by Judge Hanecy on
the Washing-ton Fire and Marine Insur
ance company and the Minneapolis Fire
and Marine company for alleged non-com
pliance with the state insurance law The
judge furthermore directed that both
companies be ousted from exercising cor
porate priviliges in this state. The suits
were brought by James B. Van Cleave
during his term as insurance commission
er of Illinois.
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Germans Under American Care.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. Baron
yon Sternberg. the German minister here
called upon Secretary Hay today to re
quest that Mr. Russell, the United States
charge at Caracas, be authorized to care
for German interests at that capital pend
ing the arrival of Herr Peldram. the new
ly appointed minister to Venezuela who
Is now hastening to his post. Secretary
Hay assented.
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Hondurlan President Defeated.
PANAMA, Feb. 25.—According to ca
blegrams received here from Salvador
President Sierra, of Honduras, has suf
fered a serious defeat. It is believed
that the battle took place in the neigh
borhood of Macaome.
".V; .-' Brazilian Coffee Monopoly.
• ROME. Feb. 25.—A group of English
Italian and Brazilian capitalists is form- 1
Ing- a trust with a view to creating a
kionopoly of the Brazilian coffee trade.
justice of Mr. Yates* complaint. Then
he is reported as having hurried to his
lawyer and sought counsel as to
whether the governor might kill him
and escape punishment for the deed.
The legal advice was not encouraging
to the editor.
The trouble dates back as far as
Prince Henry's visit to Chicago. At
that time the Club Fellow published
an account of some of the social events
which marked the prince's reception,
and in the article a comparison was
drawn between Mrs. Yates and other
ladies present, in which Mrs. Yates was
subjected to slight. The governor
learned of the publication some time
later, and then, it is said, went with
Col. Strong to Mr. Hardens office, and,
standing before him with his hand
thrust into his coat pocket, cried out
that he would take the editor's life
and face a jury with the certain knowl
edge that he would go free for what he
had done in view of what had been
Mrs. Yates' name has not since ap
peared in the Club Fellow. Tonight
neither the governor nor Col. Strong
would discuss the reported encounter.
Mr. Harden could not be seen tonight.
When a call was made at his home
it was said that he had gone to New
York in the morning.
School Superintendents Consider All
Phases of Their Business.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 25.—The
department of superintendents of the
National -Education association today
elected the following officers:
President, Henry R. Emerson, Buf
falo; vice presidents, Edwin B. Cox,
Xenia, Ohio, and John W. Abercrom
bie, Tuscaloosa, president of the Uni
versity of Alabama, and formerly state
superintendent of instruction; secre
tary, J. H. Hineman, Little Rock.
Alfred Bayliss, state superintendent
of instruction for Illinois, read a paper
on "Industrial Education in Rural
Schools," which was discussed by L. D.
Harvey, former superintendent of pub
lic instruction for Wisconsin, and
Mrs. Alice Cooley, of Grand Forks,
N. D., teacher in the University of
North Dakota, read a paper on "Lit
erature in the Grades and How to
Use It."
The department decided to meet at
Atlanta next February.
Mrs. Helen L. Greenfeld., state su
perintendent of public instruction for
Colorado, led the session of state and
county superintendents. The session of
state normal schools and early train
ing schools was led by Homer Seeley,
president of the lowa normal School
at Cedar Falls, and addressed by W.
H. Bender, of Cedar Falls, and others.
Calvin N. Kendall, of Indianapolis, led
the session of city superintendents.
The' new constitution, which ha 9
been pending for over three years, and
was opposed because it excluded from
membership all those except the per
sons who were actually engaged at the
time as superintendents, was indefi
nitely postponed.
The old committee of nine, of which
Mr. Hill, of Massachusetts, was chair
man, on the formation of a sound
pedagogic system or an orthodox cat
echism, was increased to eleven by the
addition of Prof. Hanus, of Harvard
and United States Commissioner W.
T. Harris, and allowed $2,500 for ex
penses. The department also voted
$100 for the expenses of the committee
on orthography in its work in sim
plifying spelling. The same allowance
was made to a conference on pronun
Tonight Charles W. Eliot, president
of the National Educational associa
tion, addressed the department on
"How to Utilize Fully the Plant of a
City School System."
President Eliot stated that school
buildings were used about six hours
per day on about half of the days In
the year, and he favored utilizing such
valuable plants more fully with enter
tainments and especially with illustra
tive lecturers and at night schools the
year around. He insisted that the
public schools were not reaching a very
large class who needed free" instruc
tion, and showed how many thousands
were depending upon schools of corre
spondence and instruction at night. He
denounced automatic -methods in
schools, and -made a special plea for
Industrial education.
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Pike's Opera House, Cincinnati, la
Nearly Destroyed.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. Pike's
opera house, a six-story structure, was
almost entirely destroyed by fire here
tonight. The loss is $250,000. The low
er floors are occupied by the Robert
Clark Book company; Martin restau
rant, White's restaurant, Adams Ex
press office and Joffee grocery store.
The theater is on the second floor,
while offices fill the top floors.
The fire was discovered at 1:40 a.
m. in the basement and spread rapid
ly through the building. Henrietta
Grossman, in "The Sword of the King,"
was the attraction at the theater this
week and then entire scenery and cos
tumes will be lost.
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One More Sure Cure.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 25.—Ac
cording to United States-Consul Mc-
Wade, at Canton, it has remained for
an American physician, Dr. Adolph
Razlag, to discover a means of cur
ing and exetrminating leprosy. In a
report to the state department the con
sul says that wonderful success has
| attended the efforts of this physician.
The main features of the treatment
are minute and prolonged : sanitation
and the use of highly antiseptic drugs.
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Invest In Sulphur.
CITY OF MEXICO. Feb. 25.— Gas
per Ochoa;'.. who owns the Popocatapetl
volcano, including the immense sulphur
deposits in its-crater, is reported to have
sold that property to an American syndi
cate in which the Standard Oil interests
are largely represented. The purchase
price is said to be $5,000,000. The pur
chasers intend to build a cog wheel rail
way up the mountain and operate the
sulphur deposits on an extensive scale.
Broker Falls.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.—Wtfliam E. Mc-
Henry, a La Salle street broker, and for
merly a member "of the firm of McHenry,
Rush & Co., confessed insolvency in the
United States comt today. His liabili
ties are placed at $135,000. arising main
ly from losses in tree grain market.
Large Banking Capital.
TORONTO. Ont., Feb. 25.— Tho Cana
dian Bank of Commerce has applied to
the government for authority to increase
its capital stock to $10,000,000.
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Will the Old Hulk Stay Down?
Plan to Bring Maryland and
West Virginia Operators
Into Line.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.—John Mitchell,
president of the United Mine Workers
of America, has abandoned all hope
of organizing the miners of Maryland
and West Virginia without outside as
sistance that will bring such strong
pressure upon the operators that they,
will be forced to unionize their own
mines in self-defense.
To that end a movement was start
ed today in Chicago to protest against
the awarding of public contracts to
firms handling Maryland and West
Virginia coal, and this movement is
to spread all over the United States
wherever labor is organized. The
teamsters' unions have entered into a
compact with the miners to tie up the
output of the boycotted mines, and
they will refuse to deliver it on any
public contract.
The first move was made when Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor; Albert
Young, president of the Amalgamated
Teamsters' association, and the larg
est union labor committee ever col
lected in Chicago for such a purpose,
called on Mayor Harrison and filed
a formal protest against the awarding
of city coal contracts to firms dealing
in the coal w rhich is mined by non
union men.
At the meeting with the mayor the
labor committee declared that if con
tracts for West Virginia or Maryland
coal shall be awarded, the teamsters
will refuse to deliver it, and a general
tie-up in Chicago will result.
The mayor will turn over to Mayor
Young certified copies of all the bids
now in the hands of the council com
mittee tomorrow. These bids will be
forwarded to John Mitchell, who will
return them, marking the firms that
deal in the objectionable coal. A sub
committee from the coal teamsters will
then confer with the mayor and the
Trust Company Called Upon to Give
Condition of Estate.
Special to The Globe.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 25.— W.
H. H. Miller, attorney for the widow
of ex-President Harrison, has made a
demand upon the Union Trust compa
ny that it file a report of the condition
of the Harrison estate and out of this
have come rumors that there are seri
ous dissensions among the heirs. Mr.
Miller called upon Probate Commis
sioner Walker and asked if the Union
Trust company had ever filed a report.
When answered in the negative, he
asked that the company be immedi
ately cited to appear and file a report
and the citation was Issued at once.
This was several days ago, but the re
port has not yet been filed. The offi
cials of the company say that the real
estate has nearly all been divided in
accordance with the will and the re
port will show a condition satisfactory
to all the parties interested in it.
Some weeks ago Russell Harrison
filed a suit for partition for certain
real estate, but the..complaint was so
drawn as to make it impossible to de
termine what property was included,
and today, when asked regarding the
matter, he declined to give the loca
tion of the real estate to be divided.
He declared that the suit had been
brought in a spirit of friendliness and
should not be construed to mean that
there is any friction among the heirs.
It is thought that Mr. Miller wants to
know the condition of the estate be
fore Mrs. Harrison's reply is filed. It
is known that Russell Harrison and
Mrs. Harrison differ in their construc
tion of certain parts of the will and it
is this difference that has led to the
suit now pending in the courts. Mrs.
McKee and her brother are in accord
In their construction, of the will.
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today and tomorrow.
Appropriations committee kills beet su
gar bounty bill.
Bill making total Louisiana purchase
exposition appropriation $100,000.
House prepared to lay down strict rults
to discourage promiscuous Indulgence In
Somerville bill designed to compel rela
tives to bear expenses of care for insane
and feeble-minded.
House passes bill appropriating $5,000
for famine sufferers in Norway, Sweden
and Finland.
House bills provide for connection of
competing telephone companies' ex
There seems to be unpleasant complica
tions over will of late ex-President Harri
Ex-Gov. Semple. of Washington state,
is sent to jail for contempt of grand
Ohio man is arrested on charge of kill
ing two of his four wives. He confesses
having murdered one.
Municipal ownership convention opens in
New York.
In battle between riotous miners and
marshal's and sheriff's posgo In West Vir
ginia three miners are killed, two fatally
wounded and others on both sides hurt.
Girl at Lincoln, Neb., kills her betrayer
and shoots herself fatally.
Under lead of John Mltdhsll Maryland
and West Virginia coal is to be boycotted
because operators wilt not mionlze their
Gov. Yates, of Illinois, threatens to
shoot a Chicago editor.
Grain trade is quiet. Wheat is un
changed at the close, while oats and corn
Stocks are depressed, but feverish and
irregular, and the cl<>se is -weak and dull
Conferees on Indian bill
agree upon differences and there are sev
eral points of interest to Northwest.
Democrats of house decide to do some
Gov. Hunt and other chief officials of
Porto Rico will resign, or have done so
Secretary Hartsell will probably succeed
Fire board, asks Insurance Commis
sioner Dearth for report of premiums
paid to and losses Sustained by local
companies with a view to lowering rates
of insurance.
Grand Lodge of Masons concludes its
annual session with election of grand
General hospital committee issues
statement in regard, to projected charity.
A bill Is to be introduced into the legis
lature raising the salaefr of common coun
cilmen from $100 to JffOO.
Street railway cofenpany announces
that it will put owl cars into operation
March 1.
Patriarchal Odd Fellows hold their an
nual session,
Milwaukee mail train and Rock Island
freight collide in the Union depot yards.
Sheriff Dreger returns from the East
with the announcement that ex-Mayor
Ames will be brought to Minneapolis la
two weeks.
Female witness in Valentine divorce
case shakes her fist in attorney's face and
is ordered out of the court room.
St. Paul Bowling team finishes in list
of prize winners at Indianapolis.
Harris Martin, the original Black Pearl,
brands negro under arrest at Enid, O.
T., an imposter.
Terry McGovern knocks out Billy May
nard in the fourth round of fight at Phil
Declares Her Dismissal Was Violation
, of Civil Service Law.
WASHINGTON, li C, Feb. 25.—
The case of Miss Kebecca J. Taylor,
of Minnesota, who aflegea she was dis
missed from the wgr department be
cause of her published criticisms of
the administration's policy In the Phil
ippines, was heard today before Chief
Justice Bingham, of the district su
preme court. Miss Taylor appeared on
her own behalf, and contended that her
dismissal was in violation of tlie civil
service law.
Gov. Hunt and Other Place
Holders Will Leave the
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 25.—A
general shake-up of the American offi
cials in Portoßico is announced. James
S. Harlan, of Chicago, who was ap
pointed attorney general by President
McKinley, has resigned, as has Au
ditor John R. Garrison. It is reported
that the commissioner of the Interior,
W. H. Elliott, and W. F. Willoughby,
treasurer, will follow. Gov. Hunt is
to give up his post. 11l health is stat
ed as the reason for his action and it
is expected that Secretary Hartsell
will succeed him.
It is said at the White house that all
of the officials who are leaving the
island have given most satisfactory
service, but that they have become
tired of the warm climate and the ex*
acting routine of their positions. Mr.
Harlan is expected to return to Chi
cago and resume the practice of law
in that city.
After recuperation Gov. Hunt will be
appointed to a high Judicial or diplomatic
position by President Roosevelt, who
highly esteems him for his arduous and
patriotic work in Porto Rico.
The resignation of Auditor John R.
Garrison, which is now in President
Roosevelt's hands, is profoundly regret
ted by all classes, as Mr. Garrison has
been exceptionally valuable as auditor
and as a member of the executive coun
cil. He has been dubbed "the watch
dog of the Porto Rican treasury." Mr.
Garrison will go to Washington in April
or May, where, it is said, he will be made
the head of the customs receipts bureau
of the United States treasury. He was
connected with the treasury department
for more than thirty years. He went
to Porto Rico in 1899, as auditor
under the military government.
Mr. Garrison's successor, who has cab
led an acceptance to President Roose
velt, is Henri Regis Post, a personal
friend of Mr. Roosevelt. Rumor rates
him as several times a millionaire. He
is now cruising on his yacht in the West
Indies, having left San Juan a week ago
to join his wife at Santa Cruz. He is
a Harvard man and thirty-two years
Defective Flue Sets Shavings Ablaze
at Northern Pacific's Como Works.
! Fire In the carpenter department of
the - Northern Pacific's Como shops
caused a loss last night estimated at
$500. The fire started in the shavings
and sawdust bin, and was caused by
one of the -furnace flues blowing out.
In a moment the blaze, which was
discovered at 10:45 o'clock, was com
municated to the roof, and before the
fire department arrived it looked as if
the entire structure was doomed. The
loss is fully covered by insurance. N
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Legislative Official Found Guilty of "A
Wrongful Act. "
TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 25.—The special
committee appointed to . investigate the
charges against Sergeant-at-Arms
George P- Powell made its report to the
house this afternoon and after a long de
bate Powell was removed from office. The
report sets forth that the committee
reached the conclusion that Powell went
to Rev. C. C. Edmunds, rector of Grace
Episcopal church, ; Newark, and stated
that he had been informed by a friend
that upon the payment of $250 reward
church vestments stolen from the church
would be recovered and the thife placed
in custody. The committee : exonerated
Powell from seeking to profit personally
by { his action, but criticised his conduct
as a wrongful act. .
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Bound to Get Him Here.
g| BRUSSELS, Feb. 25.—The rumor which
was ; current ? last - fall - that King Leopold
will visit ? the a United - States ,;■ is revived
todayE in "the Etoile Beige; which ' says
that • the» king will go to - America for I the
atp.r holidays. -
House Appropriations Com
mittee Decides on Indefi
nite Postponement of $20,
--000 Beet Sugar Bounty
Appropriation Bill — At
tempt to Secure a Minority
Keport Will Be Made.
The beet sugar bounty bill is again
scheduled for a two-year sleep in the
archives devoted to bills marked "in
definitely postponed." The recommit
ment to oblivion was decided last
night by the house committee on ap
propriations by a vote of 8 to 5.
A majority report for indefinite
postponement of the measure designed
to pay the Minnesota Sugar company
$20,000 under the law of 1595 and the
subsequent appropriation act of 1899,
vetoed by Gov. Lind, will be sent to
the house. The friends of the meas
ure claim, however, that they will be
able to secure a strong minority re
port and a consequent fight for re
versal of the committee on the floor of
the house.
Does Not Show Sentiment.
The vote by which the indefinite
postponement report was derided upon
does not correctly exhibit the true op
position to the bill in the committee
membership. Two of the committee
men who voted against the indefinite
postponement proposition made it plain
before voting that they are opposed to
the bill and will vote against its final
passage, but they believed the com
bined wisdom of the house should pass
upon It and preferred sending it to the
house without recommendation, which
is in itself a black eye for any measure.
After the meeting Douglas Fisk, one
of the legal representatives of the su
gar company, said they were' assured
of a strong minority report for the
passage of the bill, as the four mem
bers of the committee absent last night
are, he claimed, in favor of the meas
ure. The hearing given on the bill was
eminently fair to everyone concerned.
The sugar company was represented
by F. W. Fink, president and con
trolling stockholder, and his counsel,
Judge Ell Torrance ana Douglas Flsk.
The only opposition presented by oth
er than members of the committee was
by W. H. Weibeler, of Belle Plalne.
Charges Unfair Treatment.
Mr. Weibeler charged the company
with unfair treatment of the farmers.
He said that he was one of the original
promoters of the beet raising industry
among the farmers. He had been a
beet sugar grower in Germany and had
experimented in Minnesota to demon
strate the practicability of the Industry
with our climate and soil. His ex
periments were satisfactory and when
the sugar company was organized he
helped to persuade farmers to raise
beets. He claimed he had been un
fairly docked for dirt and tare as had
his neighbors and they were all dis
satisfied and opposed to the passage of
the bounty appropriation bill.
Mr. Fink told the committee how he
had been induced to invest his money
under the promise that the bounty
would help the company break even
while the business was in the experi
mental stage. He claimed that his
company had spent $106,000 in educat
ing the farmer in the science of rais
ing- sugar beets and that while he has
had $263,000 invested for five years he
has not received one cent of interest
or prafit.
Sympathy for Fink.
Mr. Fink left a splendid impression
with the committeemen, several of
whom believe he is the innocent pur
chaser of a gold brick sold by the origi
nal promoters of the scheme and who
manipulated the original bounty bill.
Mr. Fisk supported the measure by
citing the decision of the United States
supreme court In the matter of pay
ment of the sugar bounties provided
by the unconstitutional act of congress
in IS9O, and Judge Torrance on the
ground that it is an honorable debt
which the state seeKs to avoid by
sneaking behind legal technicalities.
The committee finished its work in
executive session, which was animated
almopt to the stormy stage. The rhe
torical exercises were continued for
about half an hour before the door of
the committee room was thrown open
and a committeeman gleefully anounc
" Consigned to the grave."
The purported ground for the ad
verse report on the bill is the uncon
stitutionality of the measure. Should
the committee be overturned there is
little hope for the measure's passage.
Overturns Adverse Committee Report
on His Sugar Bounty Bill.
Representative John Dorsey, Demo
crat, won out yesterday morning in a
hand to hand combat with the house
committee on judiciary and saved his
bill, designed once for all to settle the
beet sugar bounty question, from in
definite postponement, much to the dis
gust of the lawyers of the house.
Dr. Dorsey's bill authorizes the beet
sugar bounty claimants to commence
suit against the state in the Ramsey
county district court for recovery of
the $20,000 voted them by the legisla
ture and which the state auditor re- i
fused to allow on a claim of unconsti- {
tunality. The lawyers of the house de
cided that the Dorsey bill is unconsti
tutional in that the state cannot be
sued, and brought in a report for in^
definite postponement.
Dr. Dorsey took issue with them on
the floor of the house. He said that '
he had not been fairly treated by the I
committee in that the chairman had i
not notified him of a hearing on the I
bill. Chairman Stevenson resented the
charge of unfairness and entered upon
a discussion of the merits of the beet
sugar bounty claim.
Representative Armstrong also went
after Dorsey and several other lawyer
members plied the Glencoe medic with
questions calculated to lose him in a
maze of legal technicalities. The house
stood by Dorsey, though, and his bill
will be printed and go on general or
McNamee Introduces Park Board Con
demnation Bill.
A bill designed to make it possible
for the park board of St. Paul to set
aside its parkways and boulevards
for light driving and prevent their de
struction by the heavy trucks and oth
er vehicles of the commercial world
was introduced in the senate yesterday
by Senator McNamee.
The bijl provides that in all cities of
50,000 population or over the park
boards are authorized to set aside by j
ordinance any streets or avenues for |
park purposes.
Special Investigation Com
mittee's Recommendations
Are Drafted Into Bill Ap
propriating an Additional
$50,000 for Minnesota Ex
hibit at Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition.
n Ai bin f Ar/ n omnibus appropriation
of $100,000 for the fitting representa
tion of Minnesota at the Louisiana
Purchase exposition at St Louis was
introduced in the senate yesterday
morning by Senator Ward.
Fifty thousand dollars have afready
been appropriated for this purpose,
but Senator Ward's measure repeala
this act and makes the entire appro
priation for the state $100,000, or $50 -
000 more than was first intended.
New Commission- a Possibility.
The passage of the Ward bill will
make it necessary for the governor
to reappoint the present board of com
missioners or another commission, as it
repeals the act under which the pres
ent board was named and provides that
the governor shall appoint a commis
sion to manage the exhibition.
The Ward bill makes one-half of the
appropriation available at once, and
this is to be expended in the erection
ot the Minnesota building. The other
$50,000 is available during the fiscal
year of 1904.
Ample Salary List.
The bill allows each commissioner
an expense account not to exceed $I,ooo*
and provides that not more than $15 -
000 shall be expended in payment of
salaries of employes. A superintend
ent is to be appointed and the com
missioners are authorized to make a
collection of state exhibits. An emer
gency fund of $5,000 is set aside for
the superintendent. All other money
Will be paid by the state treasurer on
orders signed by the president and
secretary of the commission and in
dorsed by the state auditor.
A duplicate bill was introduced in
the house by W. A. Nolan.
McGill Holds Up $5,000 Appropriation
Passed by House.
The house yesterday, under suspen
sion of the rules, passed Deming's bill
appropriating $5,000 for the relief of
the famine sufferers in Norway, Swed
en and Finland.
There was only one dissenting vote
cast against the measure in the house.
Mr. Shearer, of Hennepin county, cast
the negative vote. He explained that
he did not vote against the measure
because he was not impressed with
its worth, but because he did not be
lieve he had a right to vote away the
state's money for charitable purposes.
While he believed assistance should
be given the famine sufferers, he would
prefer giving his own money to ex
tending state aid.
Mr. Deming introduced the bill and
immediately after moved for suspen
sion of the rules and immediate pas
sage. In a well considered speech he
outlined the intense sufferings of the
people in the famine-stricken districts.
Mr. Deming's speech was ably second
ed by Representative Ole Peterson,
who made no speech, but exhibited a
small quantity of bran of the frost
bitten grain on which the famine suf
ferers are trying to exist.
Senator McGill, of Ramsey, stood in
front of the state treasury again yes
terday, and for the second time block
ed an attempt to appropriate money
for the famine sufferers.
Early in the session Senator Johnson
introduced a bill to appropriate $2,500
for flour for the famine sufferers, and
this bill was, on protest of Senator Mc-
Gill, denied passage under suspension
of the rules, and was referred to the
finance committee.
Yesterday morning Clerk Schmal, of
the house, reported to the senate that
Mr. Deming's bill to appropriate $5,000
for the same purpose had passed the
house, and Senator Wilson moved thai
the rules be suspended and the bil!
at once passed by the upper house.
Senator McGill admitted that the cause
■was a worthy one, but refused to see
any reason for establishing a danger
ous precedent by giving the state's
money away without serious consid
He doubted the propriety of doing
this, and moved that the bill be refer
red to the committee on finarye. As
that committee met yesterday after
noon, Senator Laybourn succeeded in
having the rules suspended, and the
bill was given its first reading and
referred to the committee. This com
mittee will without doubt report the
measure back this morning.
Pleasure Trips Interfere With Work
of Legislature.
Today the house is due to sit down
on the indiscriminate junketing prac
tice which has become almost a fad,
and which has several times interfered
with the work of the legislature.
Several committees and their guests
were inspecting state institutions yes
terday to the end that while there was
a quorum present, the count of noses
was so short that friends of pending?
measures~were afraid to let them go
to a vote, and the calendar was passed
over after one bill was sent through.
Representative W. A. Nolan had
taken cogmizance of the situation im
• mediately after roll call, and sent up
j a resolution limiting the number of
i committees that may be absent at arty
one time to one and that only with
the consent of the speaker. Members
accompanying junketing committees
must also secure the consent of the
speaker and a formal excuse.
The necessity of the resolution was
painfully appai-ent, and it would un
doubtedly have been passed but Min
nette's nose was out of joint because
of a notice of debate given on one of
his resolutions a few minutes earlier,
and he sent the proposition over one
day and got a small measure of re
venge by serving notice of debate.
House Bill Compels Telephone Compa
nies to Transfer Messages.
Two bills designed primarily to set
tle the barb wire fence telephone con
troversies over connections, but which,
if enacted, would revolutionize the tele
phone business in the Twin Cities and
wipe out territorial control, were in
troduced in the house yesterday. •
The bills are fathered by Represent
. Klein and J. D. Schroeder, and.
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