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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 58.
ARCHBISHOP FAVORS CATHEDRAL IN FLOUR CITY At a Conference With Mem bers of Immaculate Con ception Church, Archbishop Ireland Says Minneapolis Should Have a Worthy Monument to the Catholic Faith. ' If the wishes of Archbishop John Ireland are carried out Minneapolis .will have a cathedral. The archbishop clearly set forth his views last night .at a conference with members of the Immaculate Conception church in that city. The conference *vas called to consider the proposed erection of a church on Ninth street and Mary place. The church now owns the land, and the matter of build- Ing appears to be quite a problem. It was for the purpose of ascertain ing the sentiment within the parish that Archbishop Ireland had called the meeting last night. Views were freely exchanged. While it was evident that the majority favored taking up the hew work immediately, there were feome who questioned the advisability of doing so. There was the question of great expense. Estimates on this .varied from $76,000 to $200,000. It was after there had been a general expression of views that the archbishop announced his cathedral plan for Min neapolis. "It is for this society to decide if it shall erect a cathedral or simply a parish house," he said. "This is the cru cial period of this parish. For a long time I have recognized the importance of Minneapolis and believe it should divide the bishoprical honors with St. Paul. I would have the bishop's resi dence established here, so that he could divide his time between the two cit ies. This is a plan that has been fol lowed in some of the larger cities. "It would appear to me that the time is ripe for a forward movement of this kind, and I am satisfied that the par ish will be well able to bear the bur den. Of course, you should have a good building committee. The work should go along slowly and at no time should the society be more than $50, --000 in debt. But something should be done now, even if some of the burden has to be left to posterity. "Minneapolis should have a monu ment to the Catholic faith. You might decide to build only a parish house, but that would not awaken the enthusiasm of the Catholics and the civic pride of Minneapolis as would the building of a cathedral. We should show our en thusiasm for the old faith. This we all have who know the history of the church, but so many of the younger generation do not. We might worship with enthusiasm in a stable, but it Mould be more general with a monu ment to our faith right here in this city. Not only Catholics, but non fat holies would take an interest in it. Minneapolis would have a proper njace to carry out the ceremonies of the church, and it would in every way be a pride of Catholicism of the city." No definite action was taken in the matter last night. Archbishop Ireland announced at the close of his remarks that he would present the matter to the congregation at the services Sun day, March 8. It is evident that the archbishop is enthusiastically in favor of the cathedral, and it is certain that he will dwell eloquently upon it in his address to the congregation. DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER Both Eruptions and Earthquakes Mak ing Mexicans Nervous. COLIMA, Mexico, Feb. 26.—The con tinued eruptions of the volcano up to yesterday afternoon created an Im mense panic in all regions within twenty miles of the mountain, which cast up an immense quantity of lava . and was plainly, the center of a tre « mendous disturbance. A column of black smoke rose above the crater and ashes fell In dense showers, especially at the town of Tonila, which Its in habitants abandoned. The mountain always has been considered dangerous. The present eruption is the worst for many years. : News from Acapulco of an earth quake there yesterday indicates that the zone of seismic disturbance is ex tensive. Subterranean roarings have been heard here and down the west coast. -^»» __ THOMAS CENTER, IN PRISON, WANTED IN MISSOURI Legislative Action Looking to His Re lease Is Taken. Special-to The Globe. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 26.— A resolution was adopted by the house today requesting the governor and at torney general to treat with the Min nesota governor and attorney general for the release of Thomas Center, for merly, a resident of Scotland county, now serving a ten-year term for for gery. -^ — Gen. Gordon Seriously 111. JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 26.—Gen. John B. Gordon, comander-in-chief of the United Confederate veterans, was tak ■ en violently ill while on board a train en route to this city from Clinton, Miss., tonight. It was necessary to remove him from the train on a stretcher and he suffered spells of nausea while be ing carried to a hotel. Physicians were immediately summoned and will remain at his bedside until morning. Gen. Gordon is suffering much pain which the sedatives administered by the physicians failed to relieve. He Is conscious. ■ _ France Must Meet Expenses. -. -: PARIS, Feb. 26.—The delay in vot ing the budget has forced the govern ment to introduce a bill providing for a provisional credit for a month's sup plies to meet March expenses. The bill also asks authorization for the Issue of $50,000,000 short-term treas ury bonds to meet the deficits in 1901 --1302 budgets. Both houses passed the bill. Oberlin Carter Again. SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 26.— t hearing of the case of the United States against ex-Capt. Oberlin H. Carter and others was begun here to day before a special examiner to ob tain evidence to secure the $50,000 in cash that is in Savannah now, which the United States government claims was used by former Capt. Carter and belongs to the United States. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. NORTH DAKOTA MEN FAVOR WISCONSIN INSPECTION House Adopts the Minority Report of the Committee That Went to Madison— Fargo Must Get Along Without the State Fair. Special to The Globe. BISMARCK, N. D., Feb. 26.—The house this afternoon placed Itself on record as favoring Wisconsin grain In spection by adopting Representative Young's minority report recommending such action. The majority report was lukewarm on the bill, stating that it promised nothing to North Dakota and there was no assurance that this state would get no Dakota man on the board, although it did recommend that Gov. White name a man to be appoint ed if such a request were made. The Fargo state fair bill was knocked out today by the adoption of a substitute bill providing an appropriation for county fairs. All appropriation bills were reported to the senate and passed under sus pension of the rules. A senate steer ing committee of nine members was named this afternoon, with Little, of Burleigh, as chairman. The house passed the bill creating the new Eighth Judicial district, which was lost some days ago because of not having the required two-thirds vote. There were 81 votes today for the bill. The anti- i Christian Science bill was killed by the senate, and the Davis primary elec tion bill was recommended to pass. Special to The Globe. PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 26.—The first move on an attempt to repeal the cap ital removal resolution showed up i|.i the house today on notice of a motion to amend the rules, which will be vot ed on tomorrow and will be practically a test of strength. The house passed by a vote of 67 to 17 the Ninth judi cial circuit bill, including the counties of Beadle, Skink, Kiugsbury and Miner, and passed an appropriation of $35,000 for an exhibit at St. Louis, after voting down an attempt to amend to $25,000. Several appropriation bills were introduced in both houses for buildings and extensions at the peni tentiary and the deaf mute school. The house passed a senate bill to allow the disposal of certain lands at the reform school. The senate made a number of laws by passing house bills to increase fees for lease and sale of Btate lands; pro viding for the restoration of destroyed records affecting real titles and al lowing boards of execution to issue re fund bonds without submission to a vote. The peddler license bill waa passed, after exempting piano and sewing machine agents from its provi sions. The Sunday observance bill w ras sent to the judiciary committee after an ineffectual attempt by Moody to In definitely postpone. MADISON, Wis., Feb. 26.—A bill to exempt beet sugar factories In the state from taxation for five years was killed In the assembly today—37 to 56. SUPERIOR GRAIN INSPECTION. Close of Hearing on the Bill Before the Legislature. MADISON, Wis., Feb. 26.—The two legislative committees on state affairs devoted the best part of two days to hearing the arguments on both sides of the controversy as to whether Wis consin shall establish a wheat inspec tion at Superior or submit to having Minnesota inspectors come over from Duluth and put the official brand of Minnesota on the wheat. At the conclusion of the hearing Chairman Hatten announced that the committee was still open to receive in formation and would not begin to con sider the bill on its merits before Tuesday. Meantime, he said, all let ters bearing on the subject would be thankfully received and carefully con sidered. Stillwater Selections. STILL WATER, Minn., Feb. 26.—Ly man Sutton, who takes charge of Mus ser, Sauntry & Co.'s logging operations at Hawthorne, Minn., was in the cit> today. He says that the company is shipping a train load of logs to Hud son by rail every day, and that ship ments already aggregate 10,000,000 feet. Shipments will continue for an indefinite period. The musical instruments for the band to be organized at the state pris on have arrived and practice will be commenced in a few days. The band will consist of fourteen pieces. The Northwest Thresher company has the framework of its new ware house, on North Main street, almost completed and work will be com menced on the roof In a few days. The building takes in nearly all of the vacant space between the Bronson foundry and the Thresher company's shipping shed. Company X was inspected tonight by Maj. Corriston, of Minneapolis. No Trace of Safe Blowers. Special to The Globe. ALBERT LEA, Minn., Feb. 26.—The disciples of Younger and James, who blew up the bank at Emmons last "night, have not yet been apprehended, and they are not likely to be, as they completed their work and were gone long before anybody in Emmons knew that a robbery had taken place. It is believed the thieves are both young men, and there is no clew to the direction they took. A considerable amount of money was taken, but the exact sum is not yet known. Levy Exonerated. OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 26.—The hcuse committee appointed to investi gate the conduct of Representative Louis Levy, of Seattle, today presented a report exonerating Levy from the charge of soliciting a bribe. The house adopted the report unanimously. He Killed Little Jim. SIOUX CITY, lowa, Feb. 26.—James A. Davis was found guilty today of the murder of Little Jim. The crim% was committed Dec. 16 last. Both men were Indians. In Memory of Hewitt* NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—The ambition of many wealthy friends of Abram S. Hewitt to honor his memory has taken shape, as was disclosed by Mayor Low, who announced that J. Pierpont Mor gan has subscribed $25,000, William E. Dodge $25,000 and Andrew Carnegie $50,000 to a fund of $500,000 to be known as the "Abram S. Hewitt En dowment of the Cooper Union." FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1903.— TEN PAGES. ■r* * 3 T They Go, but They Will Return. MILLION DOLLAR SUIT OVER COAL St Joe Dealer Goes for a Chicago Coal Com pany, CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—A suit for $1,000,000 damages growing out of the recent stringency in the coal market was filed in the superior court today by H. P. Reigart, a coal dealer and broker at St. Joseph, Mo., against the Manufacturers' Coal and Coke com pany. According to the attorney for the plaintiff Reigart had a contract with the coal company for five years, in which it agreed to furnish 2,500 tons of coal daily. When the scarcity ot coal occurred, it is said that the com' pany refused to keep within the con tract. Reigart is an official of a rail road at St. Joseph, and supplies West ern railroads with coal. «». . ■ INDEPENDENT SCHEME OF VENEZUELAN SETTLEMENT Scene of Negotiations May Be Trans ferred to Caracas. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.—The representatives at Caracas of the French, Spanish and Belgian govern ments have approached President Cas tro regarding the claims of their coun tries and have proposed a scheme of settlement independent of that which is now under consideration by Mr. Bowen and the Washington envoys of these nations. In consequence, President Castro has suggested to Mr. Bowen that it would be advisable to refrain from signing the French, Spanish and Belgian protocols until these govern ments signify whether their represen tatives in Caracas or in Washington are to carry on the negotiations. Mr. Bowen Informed the Belgian minister today and also will make sim ' ilar representations to the French am bassador and the Spanish minister here, that if they do not intend to sign the protocol which he has submitted, all negotiations looking to a settle ment of their claims must be trans ferred to Caracas. Mr. Bowen tonight signed the prot col for the settlement of the claims of Mexico against Venezuela. The name of Wayne MacVeagh is under consideration by the 'president as the representatives of the United States at the arbitration before The Hague tribunal. :— _«_ REPUBLICAN EDITORS DO A LITTLE CONVENING National Outfit Finally Perfecting For mal Organization. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 26.— The National Republican Editorial As sociation of the United States met here today in convention at the Arlington Hotel. About seventy-five members were present, including representatives of the Republican editorial associations of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massa chusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, lowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Tennessee. The convention was called to order by President John A. Sleicher, editor of Leslie's Weekly, New. York, who j addressed the convention. Ex-Post- j master General Smith spoke and an ad dress written by Perry S. Heath waf. read. Committees were appointed. H. L. Rann, of lowa, is on the committee on organization and W. F. Parrott,of lowa, on resolutions. The association, though formed three years ago, is yet in its infancy, and thus far no permanent form of organi zation or constitution has been adopt ed. School Superintendents Adjourn. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 26.—The department of superintendents of the National Educational association was today addressed by James M. Green wood, superintendent of schools at Kansas City, on the '"Reduction of Time in Elementary Schools." Dr. W. T.Harris, United States commissioner of education, addressed the conven tion on the "University of Oxford and the Rhodes Scholarships for Amer- Vans." C. R. Richard, of Columbia university, read a paper on manual training. Alvin Smyley, of the Uni versity of Chicago, read a paper on education. The convention adjourned to meet next February at Atlanta, Ga. Money for New Department. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.—The house committee on apropriations to day authorized Representative Hem menway to report a bill making appro priations aggregating $233,000 for the department of commerce and labor. A provision requires the secretary of the treasury, in which immediate of fice more than 600 people are employed, to transfer to the secretary of com merce all of such people now employed on work relating to the bureaus that have been transferred. DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Rain or snow today; fair tomorrow. LEGISLATIVE— Senate demands detailed report from re gents of university. House bill is designed to bring salary loan business under strict, state super vision. Printing deficiency and military appro priation bill recommended to pass as emergency measures. Chief clerk of house declines to sign bills which might escape veto by absence of Gov. Van Sant. Congressman-elect Lind and Judge I Lochren condemn present system of de priving inmates of soldiers' home of their pensions. House passes Stone freight rate regula tion bill. DOMESTIC— President Roosevelt addresses meeting held in New York in honor of John Wes ley. Conrad N. Jordan, assistant treasurer of United States at New York, is dead. Alfred Knapp under atvest at Hamilton, Ohio, confesses having mirdered five wo men, and is thought to have killed still larger number. George J. Hammond, president of Com bination Investment company, of Chicago, and now said to be in Minneapolis, is indicted on charge of swindling and em bezzlement. Cincinnati has a $1,750,000 fire. Coal company In Chicago is sued for $1, --000,000 damages by St. Joseph dealer. RAILROADS— Consolidation of Southwestern roads be lieved to be in prospect. Interstate commerce commission looks into freight rates. BUSINESS— AH grains are higher, corn strengthen ing wheat and oats. Stocks close at loss of one or two points. Failure of St. Paul directors to take action regarding i«sue of new stock is cause of weakness. WASHINGTON— Democrats in house filibuster, but can not prevent seating of Wagoner, of Mis souri. Protest against seating of Reed Smoot is filed in senate. Smoot being charged with having plural wife. FOREIGN— Count Boni Castellane suggests formal alliance between France and the United States. Man is arrested at Panama charged wit" having swindled banks in Chile out of $2,000,000. LOCAL— William J. Francois, a printer, commits suicide by swallowing carbolio acid. Jacob Mannheimer, the well known St. Paul merchant, died at his home after an illness of four months. Archbishop Ireland, at a conference held in Minneapolis with members of the Im maculate Conception church, favors the building of a cathedral in tnat city. State auditor has issued 267 leases of iron ore land in the northern section of the state within the past month. Jury disagrees in Weinholzer case after twenty-six hours' deliberation. Northern Pacific wants streets in lower town vacated. Grand avenue and I>afayette street car line may not be extended to Lake Pha len this year. Y. M. C. A. appoints board of trustees to control canvass for funds for new build ing. Water board asks J. C. Michael to retain McDermott as first'assistant corporation attorney. f MINNEAPOLIS— Timber wolf attacks W. H. Lammas a Minneapolis man, traveling in the north western portion of Hennepin county. Retail hardware dealers in convention oppose the parcels post bill. SPORTING— Harry N. Fowler, of St. Paul, is elected third vice president of the American Bowling congress. Young Corbett and Eddie Hanlon fight twenty rounds to a draw at San Fran cisco. Chicago Athletes win majority of events at meet of Central association of A. A. U. Opinion on Alaskan Treaty. TORONTO, Ont., Feb. 26.—John Charlton, M. P., who has just returned from Washington, says that while there he learned on high authority that the judges of the supreme court of_the United States had refused to act Upon the Alaskan boundary commission. Mr. Charlton expressed the opinion that the treaty possibly would have failed of ratification if Senators Lodge and Turner had not been named members of the commission. British Ambassador Honored. LONDON, Feb. 26.— King Edward has conferred the grand cross of St. Michael and St. George on Sir Michael Herbert, the British ambassador at Washington. ALDERMAN TO BE INDICTED Malfeasance in Office Said to Be Charge Against Chi cago Man. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—Unless the grand jury reconsiders the decision It reached this afternoon, Aid. Frederick A. Hart will probably have to face an indictment. Exactly what is the charge contained in the true bill which the jurors are said to be In favor of finding against Hart is not told, but it was said tonight that it probably was malfeasance in office. City Comp troller McGann and Commissioner of Public Works Block! took the stand and told of Hart's interest in a lease that one Cnoromokos says the alder man tried to sell for $1,000. City Real Estate Agent Scully corroborated their testimony. John Mangel, a florist, tes tified that Hart offered to sell him the> lease. Forthwith summons was issued for Ernest R. Graham, Junior member of the firm of D. H. Burnham & Co., architects, and ex-Aid. James McCann, of the Nineteenth ward, in whose name the lease from the city Hart ia said to have tried to sell, is made out. Graham has not been seen in ten days, and his friends declare he has gone to Colorado. The jurors had a prolonged conference after listening to the wit nesses of the day, and afterward agreed that the evidence before them warranted a charge of malfeasance in office. It is possible that other wit nesses will be called in tomorrow. ACCUSED OF SWINDLING AND EMBEZZLEMENT Chicago Indictments Against George J. Hammond, Now in Minneapolis. CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—The grand jury voted three true bills against George J. Hammond, of the Combination In vestment company, on a charge of swindling and embezzlement. Attor ney William E. Rafferty, representing over 1,800 persons who allege that they were swindled by the company, laid before the jury the history of the com pany, which at one time did a large business in this city. The company opened offices in the summer of 1899 and by extensive advertising convinced many persons that they would be given immense profits from small investments in grain. A receiver was appointed for the company the following December and found assets of $25,000 and lia bilities of $300,000. tiammond, who was the president of the company. Is now said to be in Min neapolis. FORMAL ALLIANCE BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND FRANCE Count Boni Castellane Has an Ambi- tious Object in View. PARIS, Feb. 26.—Count Boni Castel lane has left for New York. Before embarking, he said: "The primary object of my visit is to see my relatives and friends and bring back my wife and children. I would like much to speak in the United States about increased ties and even a foi-mal alliance between France and the United States. This is the psycho logical moment for such an alliance, particularly as Germany is showing an extraordinary appetite for extra European territory. 'If we had such an alliance neither ■England nor Germany, nor any other country, could upset the peace of the world, nor could all combined do so, for very soon the American navy will be the greatest in the world, just as our submarine fleet is now the strong est. The grandest spectacle of the twentieth century would be to see the two greatest democracies defying the combined monarchies of Europe. I trust the lesson of Venezuela will not be lost on the United States." Larnecous Bellboys Indicted. NEW YORK, Feb. 26 —Louis Messier and John Cullen, the bellboys recently arrested, charged with robbing hotel guests, were today indicted on the charge of grand larceny in the secorfcl degree. The police believe the boys got $100,000 worth of property, including jewelry and money, in the last few years by robbing hotel patrons. PRICE TWO CENTS. ?^*l n£ ra , 1 REGENTS MUST ACCOUNT REGULATE SALARY LOANS Senator Schutz, Backed by the Whole Senate, Demands a Detailed Report of the University Finances for 1902—Demand Is Unusual and May Endanger Big Ap propriation Sought, Before the $600,000 appropriation is voted the state university by the up per house of the legislature the sen ators want to see an expense account explaining in detal just what the board of regents has been doing with the regular university funds. At the present time a large portion of the university funds Is never ac counted for in the regular financial statements of the state, and as sev eral bills asking a total appropriation of $600,000 are now in the senate, the senators want to know whether or not this large additional amount asked for is really necessary. Schutz Demands Report. Senator Schutz, in an endeavor to throw light on the subject yesterday, introduced a resolution calling on the board of regents to furnish a detailed report of the total receipts from all sources during the year 1902, an item ized statement of all expenditures, and list of salaries, to whom paid and what for. The senators are apparently all Milling to have the board of regent* show them, for the resolution was unanimously adopted. The senators admit that the request for this financial statement is an un usual one, but it is hinted that any protest on the part of the university people will be answered with a threat to settle the fate of the $600,000 ap propriation bill. Endangers Appropriation. This attitude places the friends of the university in an unhappy positic)t. The $600,000 appropriation bill is held over their heads as a club to compel this accounting of the funds, and It la hinted that several of the college fol lowing fear that If the "expense ac count" comes in first It will be re sponsible for the death of the big ap propriation measure. VALIDITY IS DOUBTFUL. Proposed Anti-Trading Stamp Bnl May Be Unconstitutional. A delegation from the State Asso ciation of Retail Grocers and repre sentatives of the trading stamp and other prize-giving companies appear ed before the senate judiciary commit tee yesterday to argue for and against the Jepson bill. The Jepson measures provides that any person in business who shall give a prize of any kind with any purchase shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and liable to a heavy fine or a term in jail. The bill was introduced at the request of the Grocers' association, and is de signed to force the trading stamp com panies out of the state. The arguments were heard in the judiciary committee room behind closed doors. Four representatives of the grocers and four of the trading stamp men were admitted to the com mittee room. The grocers were repre sented by W. T. Coe, I. M. Winslow, J. S. Taylor and Fred Mason, secretary of the National Association of Retal Grocers. H. P. Roberts, A. J. Dillman, E. T. Gibbons and W. R. Connors rep resented the opposition to the bill In support of the bill, the represent atives of the Grocers' association claimed that by being compelled to give trading stamps they were com pelled to raise the prices on goods at least 3% per cent. This contention was denied by the trading stamp men, and they offered figures to prove that the purchasers were not affected by the distribution of trading stamps, and that the stamps increased the cash business of the concerns distributing the stamps. The trading stamp men answered the arguments of the grocers and fur ther based their opposition to the measure on the claim that the pro posed bill is unconstitutional. This belief is shared by several of the members of the judiciary com mittee. Senator Somerville, chairman of the committee, hinted that the rec ommendation of the bill would practi cally depend upon the report of the subcommittee that is now considering the measure from the point of good law. Senator Somerville pointed out that similar laws in New York and Massachusetts had been pronounced unconstitutional, and said that W. T. Coe, the attorney for the grocers, had admitted that there was some doubt as to the constitutionality or the pro posed measure. STONE BILL IS PASSED. Freight Rate Regulation Bill Goes Through House. The house yesterday passed the Stone bill designed to prohibit the raising of freight rates without the consent of the railroad and warehouse commission, by a vote of 80 to 25. The bill as passed was amended by Representative Clagne to permit re ductions and subsequent return of rates on certain classes, which are broadly included in shipments of goods for the state, seed grain, stock, and exhibits for the state fair. A sec ond amendment by Mr. Claque permits roads upon giving notice of a "reduc tion of rates to meet emergencies, to secure from the railroad and ware house commission dates upon which the rates may be raised to their former level. The opposition to the measure was largely based on the claim that its en actment will result in stifling competi tion by permitting common carriers to maintain top-notch flat rates. Mr. Dowling, of St. Louis county, opposed the measure on the ground that it is a commission bill. Mr. Claque, who led I the fight for the measure, advocated it on the ground that it is a commission measure and was highly eulogistic in his remarks touching the members of the commission and their work. Aid Discharged Prisoners. Senator Somerville has introduced a bill, providing for the appointment oi a state agent for the aid and super vision of paroled and discharged pris oners. The bill provides that this agent shall watch over and aid all re leased prisoners and assist them in securing positions. Representative Chinnock's Bill Provides Strict State Supervision of Salary Loan Business — Incorporation, Bonds, License, Maximum Interest Rate and Severe Penalties Safeguards. A bill designed to place the salary loan business under the strictest state supervision and correct the abuses charged to the alleged present unham pered methods of the salary loan pur veyors, was yesterday introduced in the house by Representative Chinnock, of Ramsey. The Chinnock bill is, to put It mildly, drastic, but would, apparently, if en acted, bring about the reforms in the salary loan business for which it Is designed. It confines the salary loan business at rates of interest higher than the legal interest solely to incor porated concerns, which must pay a state license, furnish state bonds and conduct their business under the su pervision of the bank examiner. Must Incorporate. The measure is drawn to affect only St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth. as the author says the operators whom he desires to reach are located in the three cities. The first provision is that five or more persons may incor porate for the purpose of loaning money at interest, upon a pledge of personal property or assignment of salary or any personal obligation. Further provisions of the bill make the incorporation compulsory and the min imum of rive incorporators is designed to make it impossible for co-partners to avoid the law by taking in a clerk or confidential agent as a straw or third incorporator. Such corporation shall transact no business until it has filed with the secretary of state a bond equal to one-tenth of its capital stock, but in no case less than $5,000. The amounts of its loans to any person Is limited to $200 and the fiaximum In terest is fixed at 2 per cent per month in place of 10, as now charged. Strict State Supervision. The loan corporations are to be in spected annually or oftener by the public examiner, who may issue cer tificates or licenses for one year. In case the earnings of the company are found to be more than 10 per cent in a year the public examiner Is empow ered to reduce the rate of interest which the concern will be allowed to charge and maintain such reduction as long as he sees fit. Fees for renewals may not be charg ed more than once in one year and fee 3 for examination of property or pledges for loans not exceeding $50 are fixed at $1; for loans exceeding $50 the fee is $2. Violations of any of the pro visions of the bill are punishable by forfeiture of license and bond, for the collection of which suit shall be insti tuted by the attorney general. Just to make the latter provision iron clad the state board is bound to pay a re ward of $250 to the person first giving information and furnishing legal proof of such violation. ARE EMERGENCY BILLS. Printing Deficiency and Military Ap- propriations to Pass. The printing deficiency and the na tional g-uard bills will come to' the house today as emergency measures recommended by the appropriations committee for immediate passage. The printing deficiency bill carries an appropriation of $34,000 to pay for printing of the proposed constitutional amendments and the laws of the extra session, for which the last legislature made no appropriation and for which the country newspaper men have held due bills for nearly a year. Several weeks ago the committee was unanimous In deciding that the ac counts were just claims and should be paid. At that time it was thought by some of the committeemen that inas much as the debtors had waited a year they might have acquired the habit and could wait until the close of the session. Then the money could be appropriated in the omnibus bill. That this plan was only continuation of an in justice to men, many of whom really need the money due, as unanimously decided yesterday. The military bill carries an appro priation of $75,000, which is an increase of $15,000 over the old standing appro priation. This appropriation is inclu sive of all expenses for the mainten ance of the national guard and the state camp grounds and the adjutant generul was not in a position to let con tracts, which must be closed at once, for the coming encampment unless the, bill is passed. The committee also favorably pass ed on the military bill some weeks ajjo, but at that time favored allowing it to lay over for incorporation with the omnibus bill. That this plan is im practicable and would hinder the work of the military department has since become apparent, and it is belie*«j»d the bill can be sent through both houses within a few days. RIEKE BEATS COMMITTEE. Overturns Report Against Extending Time for Purchase of Twine. A warm debate was started in the senate yesterday morning when the prison committee asked the adoption of its report on the Rieke measure re lating to the sale of prison twine. Senator Rieke's bill is designed to change the time limit for the selling of prison twine to farmers only from May 1 to June 1, and this, the most important clause in the measure, was killed by the prison committee. Senator Rieke repudiated the emacu lated measure and declared that h« would much prefer to have the bill come from the committee recommended for indefinite postponement. He pointed out that it was not fair to the farmers to ask them to purchase their twine direct from the prison be fore their crops were hardly out of the ground. The time for buying the twin* direct expires under the present law before the farmers have any idea of how much they will need, and he claim ed that last season the farmers of Ren ville county were compelled to pur- Continued on Fourth Pa^c.