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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 117.
STATE DEPARTMENT ASKS RUSSIA FOR EXPLANATION Bear's Demands in Manchuria and Their Effect on American Interests the Subject of Con ference Between Secretary Hay and Rus sian Ambassador —Unofficial Assurances Are Given That the United States Will Be Protected. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26. — Russia's demands In Manchuria and their effect on American interests were the subject of a conference this after noon between Secretary Hay and Count Cassini, the Russiam ambassador, which occurred at Secretary Hay's house, and lasted for nearly an hour. It is denied that the ambassador brought official advices from his gov ernment, but the fact that he is suffer ing from an attack of lumbago which has confined him to the embassy for several weeks is evidence of the ur gency of the call. Steps have already been taken by the state department to ascertain the true inwardness of Russia's latest move. Ambassador MeCormick at St. Petersburg, has been instructed by ca ble to present to the Russian foreign office a note which while diplomatical ly known as <me of inquiry, is in sub- Btance a strong protest against Rus sia's demands. Cabled instructions hdVe also been sent to Minister Con ger at Peking to express to the Chi nese our hope that China will not ac cede to Russia's demands. No answers have yet been received to either note, though unofficially as surances are still reaching the depart ment that American interests in Man churia will be protected. In the de partment's note, which Ambassador McCormlck has probably presented al ready, Russia's attention is called to the assurances which have repeatedly been given the United States relative to the preservation of the integrity of China and the continuance of the open door policy. Russia is also reminded of the severe blow to American trade which must follow the gi anting of the first two demands, that no more ports or towns of Manchuria be opened and that no additional foreign consuls be admitted. Russia's reason for contending for the closed door in Manchuria is the claim th;it the open door is not a com mercial but a political question. She continues to assure the United States that in some way this country's inter tsts will be protected in Manchuria. The point is made that as the Man churian demands are still In negotia tion between St. Petersburg and Pe king the United States cannot expect that Russia will make concessions un til the fate of her demands has been determined. When China has acceded to all of these demands, it is suggested that a trade agreement of some sort can be reached between this country and Russia, which will protect our trade interests. Appreciating the fact that the inter- LIEUT. GOV. LEE GIVES UP OFFICE Assistant Gubernatorial Ex ecutive of Missouri Ten ders His Resignation. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. April 26.—Lieut. Gov. John A. Lee has resigned his of fice as assistant gubernatorial execu tive of Missouri. The resignation was mailed to Gov. Dockery at Jefferson City this afternoon after Mr. Lee had epent much of the day in conference With his advisers. A special delivery Btamp was affixed to the envelope con taining- the resignation, and it will be delivered to Gov. Dockery the first thing in the morning. It is not necessary that the resigna tion be accepted by Gov. Dockery. Un- j der the constitution of the state a I resignation is self-operative, and be comes effective the moment it is filed with the governor. Senator Thomas T. Rubey, of Leban on, Mo., president pro tern of the sen ate, who represents the Ninth sena torial district, succeeds to the office of lieutenant governor. Lieut. Gov. Lee's resignation is voluntary. Until Satur day he was undecided what course he ■would pursue, and declined to say whether he would resign. After con sultation with his advisers yesterday, and finally today he decided to with draw from office, and tonight he an nounced to his friends that he had again become a private citizen. In speaking of his action he ex pressed the gratification in laying aside the cares and responsibilities of office, nnd remarked that holding- a position of trust was a thankless job at the best. Mr. Lee seemed relieved as a result of his action and expressed no regrets of relinquishing office. He declined to talk of the possibilities of the grand Jury investigation now in proprrrss what his future action would be in re gard to the inquisition. Thomas T. Rubey, who succeeds to the office is 41 years of age and is a graduate of the state university of Columbia, Mo. He was formerly a member of the faculty of the school of mines and metallurgy at Rolla, Mo., end resigned this position to engage in the banking business at Maeon. Later he moved to Lebanon and was elected to the senate in 1000. and was a hold over seuator in the Forty-second gen eral assembly. During his legislative career he voted and worked against the interests of the baking powder combine-. -Mr. Lp P tonight cave the following public statement: "A de-sire to retire from political life and personal publicity have prompted my resignation. "Now that I am just a private cit- Iz< n I hope that my enemies and crit ics will forget s<>n;<? of my faults and mistakes and try to remember, if pos sible, some of the things that I might '■"' ' ' ' for. II one has failed to fulfill public requirements and has made an error, it seems, to me that when he voluntarily relinquishes all claims to c.mcc and honor and sets out to make whatever reparation he can THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. ests of this country in Manchuria are those of trade and not territory, Rus sia, it is stated, is disposed to make cer tain trade concessions to the United States in Manchuria at the proper time. LONDON, April 27. —In a dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated Saturday, April 25, the correspondent there of the Daily Mail says he hears from an au thoritative source that China has ac cepted the Russian proposal to modify the existing Russo-Chinese commercial treaty in so far as it regards the du ties at the lake boundaries. After the negotiations with the Tsung Li Yamen, the correspondent continues, the Rus sian minister formulated the following conditions: First—The importation of Chinese arms Into .Manchuria shall be taxed accord ing to the discretion of the Russian cus toms authorities, and China shall agree to construct at Kalagan a manufactory to .-apply material for the projected Russo- Chinese railway to Pekin, which will pass in the vicinity of Kalagan. Second—China shall establish in Rhar din an administrative body for the pur pose of insuring the rights vested in the gold mines which are now being worked by Russian engineers. Third — All Russian goods sent to Cen tral China shall bo entirely free of any Chinese customs charges. Fourth—Russia and China shall jointly agree henceforth to dose the door in Manchuria to the goods of all powers. Tin's agreement, concludes the corre spondent, will come into force after the opening of the Manchurian railroad. It shows plainly says the representative of the Daily Mail, the intention to make Manchuria a Russian province. SHANGHAI, April 26.—A mass meet ing has been projected to be held here tomorrow. The Chinese from all the provinces will be present and will urge the government to make no concessions to Russia concerning Manchuria. It is reported among Chinese offi cials here that Japan has made a forA mal demand upon Russia that Manchu ria be evacuated forthwith. A Russian gunboat left here today for New Chwang. LONDON, April 27.—The Times' correspondent at Pekin says in a dis patch that he has ascertained that the fourth demand in the Russian docu ment in the Manchurian affair, name ly that the present status of the ad ministration of Manchuria is to^ re main unchanged, does not apply to Manchuria, but is a demand that the administration of Mongolia shall not be changed. The object of this demand is to check the suggested alteration in the government of Mongolia by which It was contemplated to transfer Mon golia into a Chinese province. The foreign office, continues the Times' correspondent, has formally agreed that Russia is to retain 1,200,000 taels, receipts from the New Chwang customs now in possession of the Rus so-Chinese bank, as an indemnity for repairing and protecting the Shan-Hai- Kwan-New Chwang railway . that he should at least be permitted to continue to live. "I feel more my effort to reform abuses in legislative matters has brought upon me troubles that I could have avoided by a policy of silence and concealment, and that determination to do right and refusal to be deterred therefrom has brought about my polit ical downfall." WAIT ALL NIGHT FOR DOORS TO OPEN Get Rich Quick Scheme Keeps Crowd ou the Street. At an early hour this morning fifteen men and boys were ranged about the doors of a building at the corner of Sixth and Minnesota streets, patient ly awaiting the rising of the sun, when they would be able to make a grand rush for one of the offices in the build ing, where they could make applica tions for a loan of money to be grant ed in consideration of certain monthly payments and the taking of policies of life insurance. They began gathering there before midnight, and at 2 a. m. their number had swelled to twenty or more. The scheme which attracted those ambitious persons is quite complicated, but in the main provides for the grant ing to applicants money with which to purchase or build homes. Each is re quired to pay a sum monthly to a trust company, which, it is said, will pay to the applicants sums of money. The first to register gets the money which is first accumulated by the con tributors of all the applicants, and the rest stand in line. Shivering from the chilly April morning a dozen men, most of them mechanics, were enduring hardship in anticipation of some day in the bye and-bye getting a hom e on easy terms The lads were messenger boys, judg ing from their uniforms. They didn't appear to take the affair as seriously as their elders, but ".ioshed" and .-jostled each other in true boy fashion. Tho men's faces wore expressions of grim earnestness as they faced the proposition of remaining on watch until S~a. m., when the building would open its doors. Jamaican Laborers Warned. KINGSTON, April 2C—Jamaican la borers have been warned by the col onial not to proceed to the Isthmus of Panama because of the prevailing dis tress there. The authorities say that laborers can go to the isthmus as soon as the United States commences the construction of the canal. Clear Track for Beckham. T.OtIhNiLLE. Kv.. April 26.—John K. Ilenclrick, of Paducah, today withdrew from the nice for the Democratic nomina tion for governor of Kentucky. \ir Hen chick's withdrawal leaves Gov Brckham without opposition in the primary of MONDAY MORNIXt}. APRIL 27, 1903. ARCHIE ROOSEVELT'S PONY RIDES IN WHITE HOUSE ELEVATOR WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— Archie Roosevelt, who is recovering from an attack of measles, had a visi tor the other day whose call will do more to restore him to health than all the medicine the doctors can give him. Soon after Archie began to convalesce he begged to be allowed to see his spotted pony Algonquin, which is his constant companion when he is well. It was too soon for Archie to leave his room and Mrs. Roosevelt was com pelled to decline the request. Charles, the groom who looks after Algonquin, and who also as a great chum of Archie, thought the matter MORMONS WOULO UVE IN GERMANY Missionary Cannon Intends to Ask the Permission of Emperor William. BERLIN, April 26.—Hugh J. Can non, the Mormon missionary, intends to appeal to Emperor William for per mission for the Mormons to remain in Germany, hoping that his majesty's policy of religious tolerance may in clude the Mormons. In his petition Mr. Cannon sets forth the morality of the Mormon doctrines and refers to the inability of his ad versaries to cite any example which the Mormon teachings have been sub versive to the laws of the state or of orderly citizenship; declares also that by the command of the supreme head of the church polygamy is not taught. Mr. Cannon last Wednesday sent to the emperor and empress copies of the book of Mormons in German. If no aid is extended to the Mormon missionaries by Emperor William and if the orders of expulsion are enforced all the missionaries will leave quietly. Mr. Cannon expects the United States to intervene in casts where the mis sionaries have been maltreated, as for instance in the affair at Olsenbruek, Prussia, last January, -when two mis sionaries were dragged through the streets of the town and imprisoned for three days. They were deported to Hanover, where they were again placed in jail, and later sent on to Hamburg. Affidavits of these occurrences have been forwarded to Senators Kearns and Smoot, who, it is stated here, have asked Secretary Hay to demand an apology from Germany in this matter on the ground that American citizens were treated brutally. Among the converts to Mormonism made in Germany are several police men who were sent to observe the mis sionary meetings. ADVOCATES OF GOOD ROADS TO MEET TODAY National and International Convention to Convene at St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26.—The na tional and international good roads convention will convene here tomor row for a session of three days. The meeting will probably be the most im portant since the advent of the or ganization, "whose purpose is the bet terment of the highways of the coun try. Large delegations from nearly all the states are expected. Many prominent men will make addresses during the convention, among them being President Roosevelt, Gen. Miles, Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, William J. Bryan, Carter H. Harrison and others. DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED DOMESTIC— Enraged Illinois farmers lynch negro assailant of little girl and shoot into col ony of negro workmen. Columbus has $800,000 fire in business district. One fireman is killed. President Roosevelt spends a quiet Sunday at Grand Island, Neb. Boston fireman is shot down by wife of man he has assaulted. Lieut. Gov. Lee, of Missouri, terriers his resignation to the governor, and it >s accepted. FOREIGN— Cubans protest against the latest tax imposed by newly created provincial gov ernments. Children of Porto Rico are unable to find school accommodations. Venezuelan troops are routed at El Guapa. • American squadron plans to fire salute at Marseilles in honor of return of French president. Mormon missionary prepares to ask Emperor William permission to establish Mormon colonies in Germany. WASHINGTON— Minister Bowen prepares a new proto col in the Venezuelan dispute. State department asks Russia to ex plain the effect her demands in Manchu ria will have on American interests. Postmaster general and attorney gener al discuss suitable man to succeed Gen. Tyner. ST. PAUL— Harris Martin, the colored pugilist known as "The Black Pearl," dies sud denly of heart disease. Mrs. James O'Donnell, in search of her two children whose father had taken them away, creates a scene at the Central sta tion. Local lodges of Odd Fellows observe the eighty-fourth anniversary of the birth of their order in this country. Young Zionists of St. Paul tender a reception to 500 guests at their new quar ters. Ideal spring day brings out thousands ■ef people and open cars. Members of the St. Paul Yacht club arc placing their craft in the water. Dates of religious conferences to be held at Northfield this summer are fixed. W. W. Heffelfinger, of Minneapolis, no tifies President Roosevelt that he will ac cept appointment to serve on civil service commission. MINNEAPOLIS— Portion of the remains of one more victim of the oil explosion is recovered from the ruins. Trial of ex-Mayor A. A. Ames begins today. SPORTING— St. Paul team loses the game at Kan sas City in the ninth inning. Shortstop Clingman, who has been awarded to St. Paul by the American association board of directors," declines to join the Saints. : - 1 »*»f^ I tv.V-f f ,^^-trrh'^Y- * '~*g>f*;-»-. ■,*■- ■■»-*■** i ARCHIE ROOSEVELT. FRENCH PREPARE TO WELCOME KING Edward of England to Be Entertained on Truly Royal Scale. PARIS, April 26.—Elaborate arrange- j merits are being carried out rapidly for the welcoming here of Kins Ed ward. They are on a scale of truly royal splendor. The fetes will follow those held at the time of the visit to Paris of the czar of Russia and will include a number of events, affording opportunity for brilliant spectacular effects. Government architects have provided a plan for the decoration of the streets by day and illuminating by night. Pri vate residences and shopkeepers have contributed large sums of money to ward transforming the avenues and boulevards of the city into masses of color with floral archc-s, Venetian masts and loopings of flowers. A large amount of troops is being a^embled to add to the military pageantry of the event. When King Edward arrives at 3 o'clock next Friday.. President Lioubet, the members of the ministry and the staff of the British embassy will pro ceed to the Boise De Boulogne to meet him. The station will be hung with rich velvet and Gobelin tapestries. The meeting between the president and the king will occur under a silken canopy. After the greetings King Ed ward and President Loubet will enter a state carriage with postillions and outriders, and, escorted by a regiment of cuirassers, they will drive t'Vough the Bois and the Champs Elysoes to the British embassy. Throughout the en tire route soldiers will be massed on either side of the thoroughfare. King Edward will stay at the British embassy, which during his sojourn will be regarded as a royal residence. He will occupy apartments which have not been used since the last visit to Paris of the late Queen Victoria, but which have been sumptuously redecorated and equipped for this occasion. They overlook a fine sweep of the park and the gardens of the embassy. President Loubet will leave King Edward at the embassy, but the king will proceed to the Elysees palace at 5 o'clock to pay a formal call upon the president, which will be returned by the president. In the evening King Edward will be the guest of M. Loubet at the Comidie Francaise to witness the presentation of "L'Autre Danger. 1 On Saturday morning King Edward Will witness a review of 12,000 troops at Vincennes. In the afternoon he will attend the races at Longcharnps, the meeting being held especially in his honor. One of the prizes to be run for, the royal cup, is offered by His Majes ty. Saturday night tiiere will be a gala .performance, fhe programme in cluding the ballet^from "El Cid" and a scene from "Sanjpson and Delilah." Aside from .its spettacul.tr features, the visit of King Edward is leading to a wide range of speculation in the matter of its political significance. French officials state freely that this visit marks a long siep towards the re establishment of Ihe cordial relations between France and Great Britain which were straißed because of the Fashoda incident and the Boer war. They also say that it is an evidence that the foreign policy of Great Brit ain will hereafter be sympathetical to ward Portugal an|L France, the two countries visited\by King Edward. Hints are also giveh that the visit will lead to better state of feeling between Russia and Grelt Britain^ and that later King Edwayd, may visit St. Pe tersburg. WIFE SHOOTS FIREMAN IN DEFENDING HUSBAND Boston Firs Fighter Assaults Wrong Man and Is Killed. BOSTON, Mass,,, April 26.—Joseph A. Kelly a lieutenant in the Boston fire de partment, was shot by Mrs. Isabella Viola in defending her husband from Kelly's .assaults. He died a few hours later. Kelly, it is said, went to No. 8 Fay street, accompanied by a white wom an employed there as a housekeep er. Some trouble followed, resulting in Kelly being put out. Half an hour later ho returned and through a mistake went to the upper department, which was occupied by Luke Viola and his wife. Kelly forced the door open and seized Viola by the throat, when Mrs. Viola, who is only twenty years of age, secured a revolver and fired three shots at Kelly, all of which took effect. John Mnrrotta, an Italian, early this morning murdered-Mrs. Kate Keenan, known also as Kane- Carmella, with whom he had been living for the past week. He cut her tltr<Jat after a quar rel, and made his escape from iT«e house. Later a man answering his de scription was arrested. over and concluded that if Archie want ed to see his pony he should do so. Without confiding his plans to anyone, he led the pony the other day into the White House and along the corri dor into the elevator. The attendants were too much sur prised to say a word until the elevator had disappeared. When the second floor was reached Charles led the pony to Archie's room and ushered it in. To say that Archie was delighted expresses it mildly and the pony also seemed to enjoy the visit. This is the first time a horse has ridden for a long time in a White House elevator. QUIET SUNDAY FOR PRESIDENT Train Reaches Grand Island Early and Party Attends Episcopal Services. GRAND ISLAND, Neb., April 26.— President Roosevelt's day in Grand Island was quiet. His train arrived early. The president and party attend ed services this morning at St. John's Episcopal church. The services were conducted by the rector, Rev. John Ar thur. In the afternoon the president went for a horsebai k drive, accom panied by Senator Dietrich. They rode out to Taylor's ranch, and then around the ranch, where the president greet ed the veterans. The ride was about fifteen miles. The day was extremely disagreeable on account of the high wind, which blew clouds of dust in every direction. In order that the president and party might be free of dust while in the train the fire department stretched hose around the train and sprinkled the ground. The president will make a short address in the morning and at 9:15 leave for Hastings, Neb. He will arrive at Omaha at 5:15 p. m. He will spend the night in Omaha. HEFFELFINCER TO ACCEPT THE JOB Former Football Star Will Serve on Civil Service Commission. According to a dispatch received last night from Grand Inland, Neb., W. W. Heffelfmger, of Minneapolis, has in formed President Roosevelt, who spent yesterday in that town, that he will accept the appointment to the civil ser vice commission. Mr. Heffelfinger could not be seen in Minneapolis last night, as ne is out of the city. It is said he will be absent for two months. The tender of the office was made when the president was in Minneapolis early this month and Mr. Heffeliinger took it under consideration. A few days ago he visited Washing ton and saw some of the officials, but at that time did not indicate whether he would accept the position. When seen in Minneapolis shortly after the tender was made he said he had so many projects under considera tion that he did not think he could see his way clear to accept the place. ST. LOUIS PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVITIES Week to Open With Convention and Close With Fair Dedication. ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26.—St. Louis is beginning to assume gala attire for the festivities of the coming week, which will open with the national and international good loads convention and close with the dedication of the St. Louis exposition, both events be ing attended by the president of the United States and a number of promi nent men. The dedication ceremonies will be attended by men of national and international reputation and vis iting spectators, whose numbers are conservatively estimated at 150,000. Adding to these 300,000 St. Louisiana, who are expected to be present, it is estimated that dedication day will find 450,000 persons within the world's fair gates. Preparations for handling the crowds are being prepared, street car facilities for transporting the people to the grounds have been augmented in every way; private boarding houses have been opened all over the city, and books are being distributed which will notify the visitor where he can secure living quarters. The real beginning of dedication week was augmented at 1 p. rr., wbgp the Arkansas, plowing her way from the gulf, reached St. Louis harbor. A delegation of prominent citizens met the Arkansas twelve miles below the city at Jefferson barracks, and board ing, accompanied her to the harbor. After she had taken her place every thing was made shipshape for the bal ance of the day, and tomorrow morning Commander Vreeland will land and call on Mayor Wells, who later will return the call on board the Arkansas and tender the formal welcome to the city. DOCTORS BLAMED FOR DEATHOF MINING EXPERT Victor Clements Said to Have Received Improper Medical Treatment. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 26.— A telegTam from Salimo, Mexico, an nounces the death at that place today of Victor Clements, of Salt Lake, a mining expert of international fame. Mr. Clements underwent a surgical operation yesterday, and his death, it is believed, was due to improper medi cal treatment. Mr. Clement conducted important mining operations in all parts of the world. As an associate of John Hays Hammond, he took a conspicuous part in the development of many mines in South Africa. He was regarded by the Boers as one of the ringleaders in the Jameson raid, and for many months languished in a Trnnsvaal jail under sentence of death. Timely intervention of the American and British governments saved him from the gallows. PRICE TWO CENTS °" ™"» i>XO# FIVE CENTS ENRAGED FARMERS LYNCH NEGRO AND START RACE WAR After Hanging Brute Assailant of Little Girl, Angry Illinois Men Rush Camp of Black Workmen and, Despite Heavy Fire, Drive Them With Many Wounded to the Woods —Captured Man Admits His Crime Before Hanging. THEBES, 111., April 26.—An unknown negro, aged about seventeen years, was lynched by a mob of angry farmers near the village of Santa Fe this aft ernoon for attempting to assault the ten-year-old daughter of Farmer Branson Davis, and this was followed by a general onslaught upon a colony of negroes living in tents who were engaged in bridge construction work. The tents were binned and many ne groes were shot, but so far as known none was killed. Hundreds of shots were exchanged but no whites were hurt. Branson Davis lives half a mile east of Santa Fe, a small village near here. While his ten-year-old daughter was in the barnyard today the negro Ac costed her. She ran, but he seized her and her screams brought her mother to the rescue. The negro fled. Officers were notified and were soon in pursuit. News of the assault speedily spread among the neighboring farmers, and resulted in an angry mob starting in search of the assailant. The negro was meanwhile captured by the offi cers and was being brought to Santa Fe, where the mob of farmers was met. A scrimmage resulted, during which the farmers secured the negro. He confessed the crime, but begged for mercy. Without a word the mob CUBANS PROTEST AGAINST TAXES Eiitire Island Objects to Assessments Imposed by Provincial Government. HAVANA, April 26. —Protests are being made throughout the entire isl and against the taxes imposed by the newly created provincial governments. The drug stores of Havana and its suburbs, almost without exception, were closed today in protest against the stamp tax of 2 cents on every package of medicine sold. The drug gists, following thy example of the theater managers, have sought to have this tax rescinded, but the provincial council has refused their request. To day it was almost impossible to pro cure medicines in Havana except at the free municipal dispensaries, of which there is one in every ward. Many of the druggists declare they are ready to remain closed until Gen. Nunez, civil governor of Havana, or President Palma vetoes the tax. Gen. Nunez has informed the representative of the As sociated Press that he approves of the taxes which have been imposed where they are the least burdensome, name ly, upon amusements, gambling and the sale of patent medicines. A big demonstration was held in the plaza at Matanzas this evening to pro test against the imposition of these taxes in Matanzas province; here the taxes are upon certain articles of ne cessity and they are declared to be contrary to the purpose of the new provincial law. Some of the radical op position newspapers are advocating the abolishment of the provincial govern ments. BOWEN DRAWS NEW PROTOCOL Venezuelan Plenipotentiary Presents Instru ment WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.— Herbert J. Bowen, the Venezuelan plenipotentiary, has drawn up a new protocol for the determination by The Hague arbitration tribunal of the question of whether the blockade pow ers shall be entitled to preferential treatment in the payment of their claims against Venezuela. This has been presented to the British ambas sador and copies furnished to the dip lomatic representatives of Germany and Italy. The new instrument con tains all the points on which the ne gotiations are practically in accord ex cept one, which it is thought will be amicably adjusted. The allied govern ments having determined not to pr^s.s the point of consideration by The Hague tribunal of whether or not Ven ezuela shall be compelled to pay the expenses of the blockade, the new pro tocol contains no provisions on that point. The document has been trans mitted to London by cable and an ear ly answer Is expected by the British ambassador, which will authorize him to proceed with the consideration of the matter. According to the protocol the tribunal of arbitration is to be appointed by the czar of Russia, and will meet on.the Ist of September. Republicans Win in Spain. MADRID, April 26. — The general elections are reported to have resulted favorably to the Republicans, who ob tained victories in Madrid, Barcelonia, Valencia and other larg<; towns. Slight rioting occurred at Barceloi. Granada and elsewhere. At Barcelona several persons were wounded by re volver shots. started "with the prisoner toward th« new bridge being construct.'.i acrosi the Mississippi river, where he was hanged to a. tree without ceremony 01 delay. After the body had dangled in the air for a few moments it was rid dled with bullets. The officers endeavored to disperse the mob, but their efforts were un availing. A rush was made for a colony ol several hundred negroes employed on bridge construction work and living in tents near the bridge. Th< saw the mob coming and opened Ore. A fusilade followed and the whites fired with effect, in which many of the negroes were shot down. None of the mob was injured and it is not known exactly how many' negroes were wounded. The mob pressed forward, notwith standing the heavy Ore until the ne groes turned and fled toward a nearby wood. They took their wounded with them. The mob then fell upon the tents and burned them. After accom plishing a general work of destruction the mob dispersed. Extra police were sworn in and tonight the village is un der heavy guard. Excitement is in tense. Santa Fe is a village in the extreme southwestern portion <>f Illinois, neai the Chicago & Eastern Illinois rail road. CHINESE PIAN EXHIBIT FOR FAIR Empress Dowager Orders an Appropriatio:i Ei | ulv.i 1c nt to $400,000. PEKIN, March 2?., via April 26.— The commissioners of China to the St. L.ouis exposition. Prince Tao Ti Wong and Mr. Francis A. Carl, met in Pekin for their first conference. The first two named have had audi ence with the empress dowager ai cured a liberal appropriation, equiv alent to about $400,000, for the <'i, exhibit. The dowager first referred the matter to the provincial viceroys, with instructions to contribute whatever they wen- able for the purpose, \ ■ upon they all pleaded poverty and the dowager ordered this definite sum fn.m the treasury of the. Imperial govern ment. Prinze Tan Ti Wong is a cousin <>t the emperor, aboul the emperor's age. Before the Boxer outbreak he ■ pied a fine palace in I', kin, bui Its i on tents were sold by American mission aries for tin; benefit of their i on alter the relief. j' a ,, Lun has been friendly with foreigners. Tao Tl Wong is a graduate of Sale and a most ac complished linguist. Mr. Carl, who in commissioner of customs at Che is a native of Tennessee, and has been twenty-two years in Sir Robert Hart's organization. Plans for the Chinese exhibition are not matured, but it is proposed to have an elaborately decorated ' Jhinese build ingl. The dowager,, as a token of ap preciation of the protection afforded by American commanders (unknown to their colleagues), of the vast money and art treasures of th<- forbidden i Ity, has promised a loan exhibit rare paintings, bronzes and relics from the palace. Viceroy Yuen Shal Kuen, who has giv -n this province the moi I ened and forcible governmeni 'i by any part of China, is surrounding himself with ;\ I i of American advisers and assistants. His prii adviser is Charles Denl y, .J:-., son of the former minister. Dr, I). <'. Ten n<<y, a Dartmouth graduate and some years president of tl. . • eign Tsin univ< -,r the reorganization of schools in Ince. E. P. Allen is attorney for the government railroads and other ests. Two young Americans hai cently arrived to take charge or the new government mint at Tien ' One is a young engineer from !.■ university, the other ;i practical expert from the government mint at Philadelphia. SUITABLE MAN WANTED IN GEN. TYNER'S PLACE Postmaster Genera! Payne and Attor ney General Knox Discuss Situation. WASHINGTON. I». C, April 26.— P<tstmaster General Payne had • with Attorney General Knox wnjiiy about a suitable; man to put in < of the lojrrtl di the post department. As Gen. Tyner, th< Bistant attorney general, moved, and Mr. Christiany, the • temporarily in charge, i.s to n i away ponding the i. i comes imperative to have i i. in the place at least temporarily. The question of the selection of s«," to succeed Gen. Tyn. mly will be taken- up by Mr. Payne \ '-ry soon. PICK PICKED UP MUCH VALUABLE JEWELRY New York Clerk Is Arrested fcr Steal ing $20,000 From Jewelry Firm. NEW YORK, April William J. Pick, stock clerk for a down-town jewelry .firm, was arrested today, charged with stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry from his employers during the past four years. Pick's defalcations were discovered recently when he absented himself from the office and he and his wife were traced to Pittsburj?, where the letter's parents live. Pick consented t< return to New York and was arrested on his arrival here.