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Northern Pacific Establishes a
New Basis for Formulat
ing Cattle Tariffs.
From surface indications, freight
rates on live stock shipments from the
Spokane territory to Eastern points
have been Increased, but local agents
of the company say no actual in
crease has been made.
The tariff covers live stock ship
ments in carloads over the Northern
Pacific and its connections from Rath
drum, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, Julia
etta, Lewiston, Genesee, Spokane,
Farmington. Pullman, Coulee City,
Wallula Junction, Ellensburg, Easton,
Walla Walla, Pleasant View, Watts
burg, Dayton, Pendleton, Athena and
intermediate points.
The same rate is made from all
these points. To St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Duluth, Minnesota Transfer and Supe
rior double cars of hogs will be car
ried for $232. To Milwaukee and Chi
cago cars of horses and mules must
pay $261; cattle, sheep and hogs, in
single deck cars, $249.40, and hogs in
double deck cars, $261. For trainload
lots, ten or more cars, the rate on
horses Is $243.60, and $232 on cattle,
sheep or hogs. To Sioux City, Council
Bluffs, Omaha, Athchison, Leaven
worth, the rates on carloads are $214.60
for horses, cattle, sheep and hogs in
single decks, and $232 for double deck
hog cars. The trainload rate is $210.54
and $198.94, respectively.
Previous rates were based on thirty
foot c-ars. with a proportionate increase
for larger cars. These new rates are
based upon cars thirty-six and one
half feet long and are- indentical with
the rate heretofore charged for such
length cars. The tariff provides that
shipments may be made from different
stations in any number of cars provid
ed they are consolidated into lots of
ten or more cars at any point en
route. In that case the cars will take
the lower train rate, rather than the
single car rate.
It Is Rumored That the Road Will Be
Merged With Other Lines.
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13. —Representa-
tives of the Goulds were heavy buyers
of Wisconsin Central today and have
been snapping up this stock for some
time past. The Rockefeller interests
have also shown a remarkable interest
in the stock and have added considera
ble of it to their holdings.
George Gould denied a story that he
•was planning a great railroad merger,
which would include the Wisconsin
Central, but many now believe some
scheme of this character is being de
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 13.—Ru
mor has again found a purchaser for
the Wisconsin Central, and this time it
Is the Pere Marquette road that is said
to be contemplating the purchase. Def
inite offers for the control of the stock
of the road are said to have been made
to the principal holders of Wisconsin
Central securities.
North-Western Line Will Tolerate No
Fast Runs.
CHICAGO, Ja.n. 13. —The Chicago &
North-Western "has issued an order
that under no circumstances shall pas- n
eenger trains exceed their schedule.
No matter how late a train may be,
the engineer must not make up time
by running- faster than his schedule
calls for. All trains that become late
on any portion of the trip must arrive
at destinations late.
The explanation Is made that the
management does not care to risk dis
aster which might occur on account of
fast running to make up lost time.
Man Was Refused Passage on Illinois
Central Train.
Special to The Globe.
DES MOINES, lowa, Jan. 13.—Be
cause an Illinois Central conductor on
Christmas evening refused to allow
Charles Abbot, a blind piano tuner of
lowa Falls, to board the train at Web
ster City and thus prevented him from
enjoying Christmas at home, a novel
law suit is to be instigated, in which
large damages will be asked by the
blind man.
The excuse given by the conductor
of the train, it is said, was that the
rules of the company prohibited blind
persons riding on their trains unless
accompanied by an escort to assist
A Winter Vacation
on the Gulf Coast.
The Gulf Coast offers many attractions to the winter
tourist; Pensacola, Mobile, Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Pass Chris
tian, Bay St. Louis, New Orleans. Choice of routes, either
via Chicago or the "World's Fair City," St. Louis. Why not
Investigate? Let us aid you.
H TICKET OFFICES: 400 Robert StrMt and Union t)*»ct.
P. M. RUM, N. W. P. A H St. Paul. Minn.
The "Burlinuton Chicago limited" daily at 8:40 p. m.
them. Christmas evening jvas the first
time Abbojt was ever'refused admission
to a train.
Railroad officials of lines running
through lowa Have given up the attempt
to secure legislation from the general
assembly now in. session at Dcs Moines
against the "ticket scalper." Since the
failure to secure the passage of such a
bill in congress. four years ago. there has
been much talk of attempting to secure
state laws against the brokers.
Acting Mayor Hornsby, of St. Louis,
yesterday signed the bill placing restric
tions and limits on the licenses of ticket
brokers. The brokers., opposed the bill in
both branches of the assembly. The new
ordinance forbids brokers to deal in ex
cursion and mileage tickets.
The trans-Pacific steamer combine of
San Francisco, consisting of the Pacific
Mail. Occidental and Oriental and the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha. has announced a big
increase in passenger and freight rates
to take place in February. Flour ship
ments will be advanced to $4, general
merchandise to $8 and steerage rates
for Asiatics, $45.
Henry B. Emmerson. M. P. for West
moreland county, has been summoned to
Ottawa to enter the cabinet of Sir Wil
frid Laurier. in place of A. G. Blair, min
ister of railways and canals, who dis
agreed with his colleagues on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway legislation.
Saloonkeeper Drank It and Had
to Close His Place.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 13.—
"Drinking water put a saloonkeeper
out of business right here in Washing
ton," said an old-time newspaper man.
"Yes, sir, it caused him to close the
shutters and retire. Poor fellow, he ia
dead now, but the story might serve to
cause other gin dispensers to steer
clear of trying to work crooked
hunches on their patrons. If this fel
low had been on the water wagon in
the right way there would have been
no kick, but he was not. It was this
"He had a cozy little place, around
on Tenth street, not far from the ave
nue, and he had a corking good trad^
even If most of it did come from the
newspaper men. John —yes, we'll call
him John —sold strictly *!or cash, and
he would see a fellow's t jngue 101 l out
a half foot before he would agree to
the trust act. He spld good stuff and
set out about the best lunch in the city
at that time, and the result was that
he had & .good trade.
"There was one thing John would
never refuse to do —take a drink every
time he was asked. He'd yank the bot
tles down on the counter and when
asked to join he'd reply, 'Cert, old boy,
being as it's you,' and then he'd take
down a plain white bottle labeled
'gin,' saying that he always liked gin,
end could take it with less injury than
any other drink. I think I've hid
away a couple of thousand drinks in
that joint, and I never saw John de
cline to 'join,' and I never saw him
pour his fluid from any bottle save
the white one supposed to contain gin.
"Well, one day a bunch of boys was
in the place, and John had the bottle
ready when he was called to one side
by a fellow who had smashed a mir
ror. While he was getting the fellow
out one of our boys picked up the
bottle of gin and stuck his nose to it.
There was no smell, and a little of the
stuff poured in a glass showed that
it was simply Potomac water.
"We all liked John first rate, but this
development simply broke the camel's
back, for we realized that the foxy
fellow had been drinking plain water
at 12% cents per at our expense for
lo! these many days, and we took our
drinks and departed, but not before
we told him of our discovery. He even
had the nerve to contend that we had
fixed, up the- trick on him, but I hope
never to write another line or get my
pay envelope if it wasn't just as I tell
you. The trick was so far below the
belt that we scattered it broadcast, and
his trade dropped off until from buy
ing by the barrel he could only get it
by the quart, and finally he closed his
joint altogether. There is no romance
in this story, and I think a barkeep
er who would work such a game de
serves to go broke.
"There's a fellow who runs a wet
goods emporium over in Georgetown
who works altogether a different game
to the one played by the one I have
just told you about. This Georgetown
man has been in business many years,
and he has never been known to refuse
to sell a drink on tick. All you have to
do is to ask for it, and the bottle and
glass are produced without ceremony.
While you pour out your drink he
sizes up the drink, and just as soon
as your back is turned he pours a
like amount of water in the bottle to
take the place of the whisky you got
out. This is the way he keeps even,
and if it should happen that the drink
or drinks are ever paid for he is just
that much in.
"I am of opinion, as Comptroller
Tracewell would say, that the George
town man's methods are far more hon
orable than that practiced by the man
who drank Potomac water and got
paid for it at gin rates."
She Was Satisfied.
Anyway, there's no marrying in
heaven." growled the old bachelor pas
senger as he glared fiercely at the bridal
couple across the aisle.
"Well, I don't care," retorted the
blushing bride as she nestled her head
on the manly bosom of her accomplice,
"there is heaven in marriage, anyway."
—Chicago News.
A Distrust of Literature.
"You are always more or less skeptical
about what you see in print."
"Yes," answered the man who has his
own ideas about things. "Truth may be
at the bottom of a well. But it isn't an
ink well."—Washington Star.
Directs Cremation Without Re-
ligious Ceremony and Dis
poses of His Books.
LONDON, Jan. 13.—Herbert Spen
cers will is a curious document. It
j directs that his body shall be placed
in a coffin with a loose lid and cremated
and the ashes buried, all without any
species of religious ceremony.
All rights and property in his books
and investments are given to the trus
tees, the Hon. Auboren Herbert, Dr.
Henry Charlton Bastian and David
Duncan, with instructions to employ
the yearly revenue "in resuming and
continuing during such period as may
be needed for fulfilling my express
wishes, but not exceeding the lifetime
of all descendants of Queen Victoria,
who shall be living at my decease, and
of the survivors and survivor of them,
and for twenty-one years after the
death of such survivor, the publication
of the existing parts of my "Descrip
tive Sociology" and the compilation
and publication of the fresh parts
thereof upon the plan followed in the
parts already published."
Afterward all copyrights, stereotype
plates, etc., are to be auctioned and
the proceeds divided between a num
ber of scientific societies. The will or
ders that Herbert Spencer's autobiog
raphy is to be published simulta
neously in Great Britain and the United
States and requests David Duncan to
write a biography in one volume of
moderate size. Another interesting
clause follows:
"I give to Charles Holme, son of my
late friend George Holme, of Derby, in
remembrance of his father having sav
ed my life when a boy, the watch pre
sented to me by friends in Boston, U.
S. A., and so inscribed, together with
the attached chain; and I hope the leg
atee may think it well to keep it in
his family as an heirloom."
In a codicil Mr. Spencer reiterates
his objection to the metric system and
expresses the desire that whenever a
bill shall be introduced in parliament
on the subject his pamphlet against the
system shall be reprinted and distrib
uted to the members of both houses.
The will gives minute details as to
the disposal of all personal property.
For Instance, It says:
"To Mrs. Sydney Webb, the piano
given me by my American frined An
drew Carnegie, with the music stool,
the music shelves and their contained
The will offers a complete set of
Spencer's works and a large quantity
of the manuscripts of these works to
the British museum. The will makes
three newspaper columns.
Settling University Question.
LONDON, Jan. 13.—1t is understood
that a settlement of the Irish universi
ty question is imminent. The Catholic
hierarchy has abandoned its demand
1 for ecclesiastical control and has con
sented to accept the scheme proposed
by Lord Dunraven. namely the affilia
tion of the two new Catholic colleges
with the Dublin university. The gov
ernment is expected to legislate along
these lines at the coming session of
Woul Keep Austrians at Home.
VIENNA, Jan. 13.—The minister of
the interior has caused Austria to be
placarded with a warning to intending
emigrants against going to the United
States, on account of the difficulty in
obtaining employment, adding that the
very unfavorable business conditions
in the labor market there will prob
ably continue throughout 1904.
BALTIMORE, Md.. Jan. 13.—Fire to
night destroyed the plant of the Baltimore
Badge and Novelty company and ruined
the stock of William Lehman & Co.,
wholesale jewelers. The interior of the
seven-story building- also was destroyed.'
The loss was $150,000. Several employes
jumped from a seventh story window to
the roof of an adjoining five-story ware
house and received slight injuries.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13.—Prof.
Kuno Francke, curator qf the new Har
vard Germanic museum, in his annual re
port to the university, the first since the
dedication of the museum and the formal
presentation of the gifts of mementoes of
German art by Emperor William, makes
a plea for the future development of the
institution along broader lines.
WASHINGTON, D. C Jan. 13.—Senator
Cockrell. of Missouri, presented to the
president today Mayor Wells, of St. Louis,
and the members of the committee who
came to Washington to induce the Dem
ocratic national committee to hold the
national convention in St. Louis.
WELLAND. Ont.. Jan. 13.—Judge Wells
announced today that he would sign the
warrant for the extradition of James M.
Abeel. wanted in New York for forgery.
Abeel's attorney immediately appealed
from the decision.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, Jan. 13.—An
agreement between Mayor Johnson and
the officials of the Cleveland Electric
Railway company for the establishment
of a 3-cent fare in accordance with an
ordinance passed by the city council, will
be ratified by the railway company to
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 13.—1t was
semi-officially announced today that the
czarina is suffering from a slight at
tack of influenza. Her condition does not
give rise to anxiety.
LYNN, Mass.. Jan. 13. —According to
board of trade statistics, Lynn made 21,
--879.424 pairs of shoes, valued at $28,443.
--251. This exceeds the record of any other
year. In 1902 the value was $25,000,000.
JAMESTOWN, N. V.—Jan. 13.—C01.
Charles Denby. of Evansville, Ind., Unit
ed States minister to China during the
administration of Presidents Cleveland
and Harrison, died here suddenly today.
Col. Denby lectured here last night. He
was seventy years of age. About mid
night Col. Denby was stricken with heart
failure. He grew steadily weaker until
death ensued.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah, Jan. 13.—
William Heinhold. a noted duelist half a
century ago, died here today, eighty-one
years of age. Heinhold participated in the
German revolution of 1848 with Gen.
Siegel and Carl Schurz. He was banished
from his native land and went to France.
There he took an active part in the second
commune, for which a price was placed on
his head.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13.—Leo N. Levy,
president of the executive Committee of
the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith,
died today, aged forty-eight yeacs.
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 13.—James H.
Stone, former collector of internal revenue
at Detroit, and a well known Michigan
politician and editor, died today.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 13.— N. B.
Trist. an international authority on
whist, is dead, aged sixty-nine.
An Ancient Mule.
Fayette. Mo. —"Old Bet," supposed to be
the oldest mule in Missouri, and the prop
erty of Dudley Leach, died Christmas
day. after a hearty meal. She was forty
five years old and had carried Mr. Leach
across the plains and through the Civil
war.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Bean the *to Kind You Have Always Bought
His Folks Call Him "Teddy
Roosevelt." but His Enemies
Have Another Name.
NEW YORK,:Jan. 13. — The family
call him "Teddy Roosevelt." His ene
mies never speak of him except as
"that damn dog of the Brady's."
The Bradys, Mr. and Mrs. Philip H.,
•live on the sixth floor of the Dorothy
apartment house at 140 th street and
Seventh avenue. Teddy lives with
them. There are fifty-two more fami
lies in the house, and among them the
vote is 51 to 1 against the dog. Mr.
Brady's father and mother make up
the minority household.
Teddy is a pug. Mrs. Brady says that
he never bites. His conspicuous char
acteristic is his bark, which is the bane
of the fifty-one families. But Mrs.
Brady says he does not mean anything
at all when he barks.
Foremost among those hostile to
Teddy in the Dorothy are Mr. and
Mrs. R. P. Sniffen, who live next door
to the Bradys. One of the principal
grievances of Mrs. Sniffen, as set forth
in the special sessions court yesterday
is that she cannot hear herself speak
when Teddy is barking and that he is
barking day and night.
The Sniffens stood this for eighteen
months, they told Justice Holbrook.
They made complaints, of course, but
in a vague charitable way, allowing for
the feelings of Teddy and the Bradys.
But on the night of Oct 8 Teddy dis
tinguished himself- to such an extent
that further forbearance became im
possible. The very next day the Snif
fens lodged a complaint with the health
That is how the Bradys came to be
in the special sessions court yesterday,
charged with maintaining' a public
nuisance "by keeping a barking dog
on Oct. 8." The Sniffens were there,
too, and so were Mr. and Mrs. B. Mar
shall, who live below the Bradys; and
Eugene McQueen, who has rooms
across the hall, and a score of other
tenants of the Dorothy. All were in
holiday dress and showed a good deal
of spirit. The least excited of all was
Mrs. Brady, very blonde and very
pretty. As she surveyed her antago
nists she was overheard to remark:
Left "Teddy" at Home.
"I'm so glad I didn't bring Teddy
along—those people Avould be capable
of assaulting him right here in court."
"The reason she didn't bring him
along, I'll tell you," said one of the
witnesses, "is nothing else than her
fear that the dog might bark at the
judge. I'm sure he would bark at St.
Peter himself if he saw him."
The testimony was largely in refer
ence to the quality of Teddy's bark and
to its frequency. Mrs. Marshall com
plained that she lost her afternoon
beauty nap entirely on account of
Teddy and that she was never sure of
her sleep at night. „
"For a year that dog has been using
his voice so unrestrainedly," said Mr.
McQueen, "that reform is out of the
question. He is incorrigible."
As an extra grievance against Teddy,
Mr. McQueen mentioned that the dog
had driven him into violating one of
the cardinal principles of his life,
namely, that of "never complaining to
anybody about anything." '
After listening patiently to the argu
ments for and against Teddy's bark,
Justice Holbrook announced that he
would adjourn the case for one week
with a view to giving the Bradys a
"chance to dispose' of Teddy in some
way satisfactory both to themselves
and to their neighbors.
"If the nuisance is not abated by
that time, we shall have to fine the de
fendant." the justice concluded.
Teddy Is Interviewed.
Last night a reporter went up to
the Dorothy to find out what Teddy
himself had to say. He found Teddy
out on a visit with the mother of Mr.
Brady, but Mr 3. Brady hastened to
bring him back. Teddy was growling
and snapping wben brought into the
"He's much worse tonight than he
ever was before," wailed Mrs. Brady.
"Really, I think he is conscious that
attacks are being made on him, and
that is making him nervous."
But after a while Teddy's temper
cooled off sufficiently to permit the
proposed interview to take place.
"See here, Tedcly," began the re
porter, "tell me now honestly; are you
as bad as they make you out to be?"
Teddy cocked .-his head on one side
and looked very hard at the question
er. Then he growled slightly.
"He says 'No,'" explained Mrs.
"Did you?" asked the reporter.
Teddy did not move or utter a sound
for awhile. Then —and there could be
no question about it —he executed a
distinct wink with his left eye and ran
"I'll do anything rather than part
with that dog," exclaimed Mrs. Brady
as the reporter was about%J;o leave. I'll
even—l'll even—move."
Edsall and Other Northwestern Di
vines Are at Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY,.Mo., Jan. 13.—Epis
copal bishops from nine states are here
to attend the bishops' convocation
which will meet in this city tomorrow.
They include:
Bishops Olmsted, of Colorado;
Graves, of Wyoming: Brewer, of Mon
tana; Doherty, of South Dakota; Ed
sall, of Minnesota; Millspaugh, of Kan
sas; Morrison, of Iowa; Mann, of
North Dakota, and Tuttle, of Missouri.
The church club of the diocese of
West Missouri entertained the bishops
and their guests this evening at a ban
quet, at which F. O. Osborne, of St.
Paul, and Bishops Tuttle and Oftnsted
Invites Author of "The Man With the
Hoe" to Anniversary Dinner.
NEW YORK. Jan. 13.—Edward Mark
ham; the author fcf "The Man With the
Hoe," will be th£ guest of honor at the
twenty-second anniversary and ladies'
dinner of the Thirteen club at the Hotel
Savoy on the evening of Jan. 13. He will
recite an original 'pi*ce of verse especial
ly written for the occasion. A veritable
haunted house, said to have been trans
ported from a remote part of Long Island,
will be set up in -the gold room, where
the dinner will be Jseld. and the ghost has
promised to .appear iv.it. A toast will be
drunk to Mephimo. Prince of Hades\ and
his satanic majesty will respond to it in
person. All the other anti-superstitious
devices of a characteristic Thirteen club
dinner will be in evidence.
Col. Abe Gruber will act as toastmaster,
and among the speakers will .be Supreme
Court Justice Bisehoff, Charles H. Duell.
"William J. Arkell, president of the press
club; State Railroad Commissioner Col.
Ashley W. Cole, Col. William C. Bryant,
Burr Mclntosh. Maurice B. Blumenthal,
George Bechtel and Clark Bell.
The entertainment will be of a high or
der. Including the following artists: Mile.
Sedohr Cergilagos, prima donna, of La
Scala, Milan; Mme. Virginia Novelli, so
prano; Mile. Adelaide Jacques, piano solo
ist, of Paris; Miss Marie Boylan. monolo
gist; Mrs. Harry Davis, vocalist; Miss Ma
rie Budworth, pianist; M. Paul Dufault,
tenor; M. F. Archambault, baritone; Al
fred E. PearsaH. baritone; Dann Quinn.
vocalistr B. Russell Throckmorton. re
citer; Judge William B. Green, entertain
er, and Ernest Jarrold, humorist.
From the way the tickets are being
disposed of a record-breaking attendance
is assured.
Continued From First Page-
leave Pekin and the capital would be
removed to the interior.
Supplies for Both Armies Shipped.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 13. —
The steamer Coptic, which sails for
the Orient on Friday, will carry mu
nitions of war consigned to both the
Japanese and Russian armies. Stowed
in the hold of the vessel are 300 tons
of mess beef that is part of an order
of about 2,000 tons that was given to a
local firm two weeks ago, and all of
which is to be at this port ready for
shipment the present month. Beside
the beef is several hundred tons of pig
lead and 2,000 tons of flour for the Jap
anese army. The beef is to be trans
ferred to a Russian steamer at Naga
saki that will carry it to Vladivostock.
St. Petersburg Explains Significance of
Mantunin's Appointment.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 13.—Lieut.
Gen. de Wahl, assistant minister of the
interior, has been appointed a member
of the imperial council. It is reported
that the Grand Duke Vladimir Alex
androvitch will be appointed president
of the council, in succession to the
Grand Duke Michael Nocolaivitch.
The reports that M. Bezobrazoff, a
laeder of the war party, whom the czar
recently made a secretary of state, had
fallen into disfavor, appear to be un
true. He is going to Switzerland to
visit his family, but the appointment of
his associate, M. Matunin, the former
Russian charge d'affaires at Seoul, as
assistant of Admiral Abaza, executive
chief of the committee of the far East,
is regarded as proof that M. Bezobra
zoff's influence, or the influence of the
party to which he belongs, has not
ceased to have weight in the councils
of the Russian empire.
On the other hand, M. Matunin's ap
pointment is regarded as a gain by the
opposition to Foreign Minister Lams
dorff. It is said that the czar appoint
ed M. Matunin to the post at Seoul
without consultingM.Lamsdorff and the
foreign office and that he later removed
M. Matunin by nominally promoting
him to be consul general at Melbourne,
Victoria, whereupon M. Matunin re
signed. He was not connected with
the foreign office when appointed Ad
miral Abaza's assistant.
There is strong discontent with the
government's policy among the major
ity of the reading public, except in
army and navy circles, and even these
are not particularly anxious for war.
The general public considers that the
country's honor would be unsullied
even were no attention paid to Japan's
demands. Conclusions favorable to
peace could only be drawn from these
sentiments if the popular discontent
had reached the masses, which hitherto
have been ignorant that war is even
threatened. The Grand Duke Michaelo
vitch is going abroad soon.
Japan Impresses Steamers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 13.—A
cablegram to the Pacific Mail Steam
ship company today announced that
the Japanese government has impres
ed into transport service the three
steamships of the Oriental Steamship
company, plying between San Fran
cisco and the far East. The vessels are
the Nippon Mar>- # Hong Kong Maru
and the America Maru. They are fast
boats, built in 1898 and have* been un
der Japanese subsidy. A few months
ago they passed government inspection
The Nippon Maru and Hong Kong
Maru each are 4,351 tonnage and the
America Maru 5,920. The America
Maru is due at San Francisco next
Saturday and will be sent back when
discharged. The Nippon Maru left here
Dec. 30 and the Hong Kong Maru is
now in Japanese waters.
Proposed Mediation.
PARIS, Jan. 14.—The Matin claims
to be authoritatively informed that
France and Great Britain are contem
plating a joint offer of their good of
fices which diplomatists believe proba
bly will be successful. The two pow
ers will address themselves especially
to Japan.
The Japan legation expresses the
opinion that these good offices will be
well received at Tokio. but it is feared
that Russia will profit by the delay and
complete her armaments.
A diplomatist says that the French
engagements with Russia do not in
clude military intervention, but that,
in the extremely unlikely event that
Great Britain would be obliged to help
Japan, according to their treaty en
gagements, France and Russia would
take measures to safeguard their inter
ests, as provided by the convention
signed in March, 1902.
Patti on Voice Culture.
Very often students wear out their
voices with overstudy before they ap
pear in public. They destroy the fresh
ness of the voice by singing too much.
As to the length of time to be devoted
to study, I myself do not give more
than fifteen or twenty minutes to it
daily,. and these few/ minutes I devote
to scales. It was my brother, Mr. Et
tore Barili, who laid the foundation of
my singing. My brother-in-law, Mr.
Strakosch, : taught me certain embel
lishments and cadenzas, but it was to
Ettore Barili that I owed the founda
tion, as well as the finish of my vocal
equipment. With him I studied solfeg
gi, trills, scales; the chromatic scales
came naturally. I think I was trilling
when I came into the world. My gold
en' rule in singing, is to spare myself
until the voice is needed, and then nev
er to give it all out. Put it in the bank.
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Georgia Baptist Congress Sug
gests Laws to Solve Race
and Lynch Problems,
MACON, Ga., Jan. 13.—A state law
making the minimum price of a drink
of liquor $1, fixing the minimum price
of a hip pocket arsenal at $25 and im
posing severe penalties for the viola
tion of either of these contemplated
amendments to the criminal code of
the state, Is the latest BOlution of the
vexed race and lynch problems now
confronting the country.
The Georgia Baptist congress, prob
ably the strongest, certainly the weal
thiest, negro organization in the South,
suggests these ideas as a sure cure of
the great evils now and for the last
thirty years a living menace to the
peace and good order of especially this
southland. —
At the session of the congress reso
lutions dealing with assault and lynch
law were presented, in which the ex
istence of these two crimes was as
serted, and in which the existing Jim
Crow car clause was indorsed.
Attacks on women were attributed,
so the resolutions read, to the perni
cious, poisonous, maddening, reason-de
throning liquor sold. The resolutions
declare a better grade of whisky con
sumed by the negro would tend to
make his crimes less brutal. It calls
for the appointment of a whisky in
spector and demands that the law fix
the minimum price «f a drink at $1.00.
The ever-equipped Mp pocket came
In for paragraphs of the orator and a
section to the amendment sought pro
vided that no pistol should have a mer
cantile value of less than $25, it being
advocated that that price would put
the weapon beyond the reach and con
trol of many who now sport an ordi
nary six-bit powder burner. A para
graph in strong and vigorous language
condemns the passenger train news
butcher, and provides for a law prohib
iting the use of the water cooler glasses
on trains by passengers who indulge in
a social nip as the train moves along.
Litigation of Colored Society Leaders
Puzzles Blue Nose Courts.
BANGOR, Me., Jan. 13. —The most com
plicated case ever heard in all down
East Is puzzling the court at St. Marys,
N. 8., involving as it does not only fine
points of law, but also the social stand
ing of certain prominent colored folks of
the village. In October last Charles Blair
gave a chicken dinner at the residence of
Charles Gloss, an acknowledged leader in
colored society. The banquet consisted of
one chicken, which Blair ami party in
vited Gloss to assist them in eating. Mrs.
Gloss and daughter did not receive Invi
tations, which fact is responsible for the
Mrs. Gloss and daughter have brought
suit against Blaif for 60 cents, for serv
ices rendered in preparing the chicken
for the table, and for dressing furnished.
Blair has brought a counter suit against
Gloss for the value of part of said
chicken which Gloss is alfeged to have
consumed. Gloss claims it was purely a
social affair, and that for the invitation
to partake of the Blair chicken there can
be and should be no material considera
tion. In answer to which contention Blair
assert? that as Mrs. Gloss has seen fit to
intrude and place the matter on a com
mercial basis, he must, in defense of his
rights and privileges, follow suit. Thus
far fifteen witnesses have been examined.
New Jersey Expert Says They Are a
Sign of Good Crops.
BATONNE, N. J., Jan. 13.—Mosqui
toes of the regulation "Jersey" size
and midwinter brand were discovered
here this morning by Patrick W. Don
nelly, city hall engineer.
He was on his way to look sfter his
fires about 7 o'clock, when the ther
mometer was several degrees below
zero. He had got near the Central
railroad bridge, at Thirtieth street and
Railroad avenue, when he was sur
prised to hear a familiar buzzing, and,
looking, up, saw a cloud of mosquitoes,
fat, big, and as frolicsome and ready
for a meal as though it were the mid
dle of August. A dozen of the Insects
followed Donnelly into the city hall,
and were caught. During the day they
were exhibited to visitors.
"The presence of mosquitoes at this
time of the year Is a sure sign that the
crop next summer is going to be no
failure," remarked Court Officer Me
lando, who has made a study of mos
quitoes for many years.
Of Ordinances Passed and Resolutions
Adopted by the Common Council of the
City of St. Paul.
Bd F No. 18204—Ordinance No. 2418—8y
Aid. Dobner —
An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No.
2209. approved May 10. 1901.
The Common Council of the City of St.
Paul do ordain as follows:
That section 101, part XVI. of Ordinance
No. -209 of said city, entitled "An Or
dinance providing for all matters relating
to or affecting the construction, altera
tion repair, removal or maintenance of
all buildings or structures, or parts of
buildings or structures, erected, or to be
erected, within the City of St. Paul,"
approved May 10. 1901. be and the same
is hereby amended so as U> read as fol
lows :
"Private stables may be built upon the
rear of any lot, but the same shall be at
least sixteen feet from any .street line, and
shall be at least twenty feet from any
other building 1 used for residence purposes,
unless the owner of such residence build
ing shall give his written consent to the
same being otherwise constructed, and no
building already, or hereafter, constructed
within twenty feet of any residence build
ing, or any building which may hereafter
be removed to a new location within such
distance of a residence building, shall be
converted to use as a private stable with
out like consent of the owner of such resi
dence building."
That section 102 of part XVI. of said or
dinance be and the same is hert-by amend
ed by adding at the end thereof, the fol
"And no building already wholly or par
tially constructed, in such location as to
bring it within the foregoing provisions of
this section shall hereafter be converted
to use as a livery, sale or boarding stable,
or ice house, without like consent of the
owner or owners of property in the vi
cinity as hereinbefore required: nor shall
any building already, or hereafter, con
structed, be removed, and devoted to any
of the aforesaid nses without like consent
of property owners, when such new lo
cation is within the application of this
AH ordinances and parts of ordinances
contrary to the provisions of this ordi
nance are hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage, ap
proval and publication.
Passed by the Board of Aldermen Oct.
20, 1903.
Teas—Aid. Bantz. Buschmann, Corning,
Dahlquist, Dobner. Hinkens, Holt, Moriar
ty, Rohland, Mr. President—lo.
President of the Board of Aldermen.
Passed by the Assembly Jan. 7, 1004.
Teas—Messrs. Arnold, Haas, Van Slyke.
Mhitcomb. Mr. President—s.
Nays—Messrs. Doran, Rosen, Wheeler
President of the Assembly.
Approved Jan. 11, 1904.
City Clerk.
Jan. 14, 1904
Bd F No. 18594—Ordinance No. 2419—8y
Aid Rohland—
An Ordinance providing for the placarding
°f premises in an unsanitary condition.
The Common Council of the City of St.
Paul do ordain as follows:
That in all cases where a nuisance shall
cc found in any building or upon any
grounds or premises within the Jurisdic
tion of the City of St. Paul, and the said
nuisance is not abated within thirty-six
(36) hours after a written notice from the
Commissioner of Health or the Assistant
Commissioner of Il.alth, to the owner or
agent of such building or premises to
abate such nuisance, then it shall be'the
duty of the Commissioner of Health when
in his judgment the nuisance shall be
such as to render the occupancy of such
building or premises dangerous or un
healthy, to place upon such building or
premises a placard warning the publlo
that such building or premises are un
healthy and should not be occupied uiuil
placed in a sanitary condition.
That any person who, without written
authority from the Commissioner of
Health, shall remove or induce another
to remove any placard placed upon prem
ises, as is hereinbefore provided shall,
upon conviction thereof, be subject to a
fine of not less than Five Dollars <$f>.oo)
nor more than One Hundred Dollar*
(1100.00), or by imprisonment in the'
workhouse for not less than five (5) days
nor more than ninety (90) days
This ordinance shall take effect and be
In force from and after its passage ap
proval and publication.
Passed by the Board of Aldermen Dec.
Yeas—Aid. Bantz, Buschmann, Corn
ing, Dahlquist. Dobner Elder, Hinkens,
Holt, Moriarty, Rohland, Mr. President
President of the Board of- Aldermen.
Passed by the Assembly Jan. 7, 1904.
Yeas —Messrs. Arnold, Doran. Haas,
Rosen, Van Slyke. Wheeler, Whitcomb,
Mr. President—B.
President of the Assembly.
Approved Jan. 11, 1904.
City Clerk.
Jan. 14-1004.
Bd F No. 18599—Ordinance No. 2420 —
An Ordinance accepting the proposition of
Frank Van Duyne to purchase the in
terest of the city in lots numbered
One (1) and Two (2), in block num
bered One Hundred and Eighty-Three
(183), of Robertson's Addition to West
St. Paul, for Four Hundred Dollars,
and directing the proper city officers
to execute a conveyance of the interest
of the city in said land.
The Common Council of the City of St.
Paul do ordain as follows:
The proposition of Frank Van Duyne
made to the City of St. Paul to purchase
from said City of St. Paul all right, title,
estate. Hen or interest of said City of
St. Paul in and to said lots numbered
One (1) and Two (2). In block numbered
One Hundred and Eighty-Three ns.S). of
Robertson's Addition to West St. Paul,
for the sum of Four Hundred (400) Dol
lars, is hereby accepted.
Upon payment of said sum of Pour Hun
dred (400) Dollars by said Frank Van
Duyne, the proper city officers afe hereby
authorized and directed to execute and de
liver to said Frank Van Duyne a pood
and sufficient conveyance of all the ripht,
title, estate, Hen and Interest of the city
of St. Paul In and to lots numbered One
(1) and Two (2>, in block numbered One
Hundred and Eighty-Three (183). of Rob
ertson's Addition to West St. Paul, ac
cording to the plat thereof on fil<> and of
record in the office of the Register of
Deeds in and for the County of Ramsey
and State of Minnesota, and said of
ficers are authorized to affix the corpo
rate seal of the city of St. Paul to said
This ordinance shall bike effect and be
In force from and after its publication.
Passed by the Board of Aldermen,
Jan. 5, 1904.
Yeas—Aid. Bantz, Buschmnmi. I'urn-
Ing, Dahlquist. Dobner, Elder, Hin
kens. Holt, Moriarty, Rohland, Mr. Pres
ident —11.
President of thf Board of Aldermen.
Passed by the Assembly, Jan. 7. 1!>nl.
Yeas —Messrs. Arnold. Doran, Haas,
Rosen, Van Slyke., Wheeler, Mr. Presi
Nays—Mr. Whiteomb — 1.
President of the Assembly.
Approved Jan. 11, 1904.
City Clerk.
Jan. 14-1904.
Bd F No. 18699—Ordinance No. 2421
An Ordinance granting permission to NeJfl
J. Ness to construct a spur track to and
upon block "D" of Banning & Ollvler'S
Addition to St. Paul.
The Common Council of the City of St.
Paul do ordain as follows:
That permission and authority Is here
by given to Nels J. Ness to construct and
maintain a spur railroad track extending
from the railroad tracks of the Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
Company upon the levee northerly of
block "D" In Banning & Ollvlor's Addition
to St. Paul, to and upon said block "D"
as shown by the red lines upon the accom
panying plat marked "Proposed spur. Nels
J. Ness quarry,"'provided said side track
shall be so constructed across the street
or levee between said block "D" and
the railroad tracks of said Railroad Com
pany as not to interfere with public travel
thereon and the same shall be construct
ed under the direction and supervision
and to the satisfaction of the Commission
er of Public Works, and shall whenever
ordered by the Commissioner of Public
Works, be properly planked and guarded
at such crossing; provided, however, that
said track shall be taken up and removed
from said street within thirty (30j days
after removal thereof shall at any time
be ordere<J by the Common Council.
The foregoing permission and authority
is granted upon the express condition that
said grantee shall indemnify and save
said city harmless from any and all dam
ages, claims and expenses of whatsoever
nature, arising out of the construction,
maintenance, operation or removal of
said tracks and upon the further ex
press condition that said Ness shall cause
to be executed and delivered to said city
a deed of the owner of said block "D"
conveying to said city title to the strip of
ground now used and occupied as a
street to the northerly of said block "D"
and indicated and marked upon said plat
as "Public Levee."
This ordinance shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage and
Passed by the Board of Aldermen Jan.
5. 1904.
y ea3 _Ald. Bantz. Buschmann. Corning.
Dahlquist Dobner. Elder. Hinkens, Holt,
Moriarty. Rohland, Mr. President —11.
President of the Board of Aldermen.
Passed by the Assembly Jan. 7. 1904.
Yeas —Messrs. Arnold. Doran. Haas,
Rosen. Van Slyke. Wheeler, Whiiiomb,
Mr. President —8.
President of the As.-^mbly.

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