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In St. Paul and viclntty today
This Is Construed as Proof of Her Unreadiness to
Make Satisfactory Concessions—Russian Anti-
American Irritation Comes From Presumption That
Japan Is More Pugnacious Because of the U. S.
LONDON, Jan. 21.—The Tokio cor
respondent of the Reuters Telegram
company cables that the privy council
met today and received a detailed re
port from Foreign Minister Komura
on the negotiations with Russia.
Cabling from Tokio, the correspond
ent of the Standard says the privy
council has approved an urgent ordi
nance empowering the commanders of
admiralty stations to prevent foreign
warships, by force if necessary, from
entering certain ports in times of emer
The Tokio correspondent of the Tel
egraph declares the privy council to
day discussed a proposal to issue an
order in the event of war enacting a
ptate of siege in certain places outside
of Japan and a blockade.
Japanese newspapers publish a re
port from continental sources that Rus
sia has decided to appeal to the pow
ers to avert war. This is regarded here
as proof of Russia's unreadiness to
make satisfactory concessions.
Peaceful Save at Tokio.
All the special dispatches from St.
Petersburg this morning reflect the
more peaceful feeling which prevails
there. Little change, however, is to
be observed in the dispatches from
Tokio, which represent the situation as
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Telegraph says he learns that the
dispatches of the Russia viceroy,
Alexieff, now Incline toward efforts for
a diplomatic settlement on the ground
that war would check the natural
course of events which must promote
Russian aspirations in the far East.
The correspondent argues that the key
to the problem is the army and not
the navy, and that no artificial barriers
can long prevent Russia from playing
a predominant role in the far East.
Russia's main strength lies in her land
Prosperous Broker In a Fashionable Hotel Is Given Dual
Character by Police.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. — A prosperous
ticket broker in a fashionable hotel by
day and a general receiver of stolen
property by night is the character giv
en by the police to Charles F. Stout,
who has for some time conducted a
Charged With This Deed Be
cause Alimony Was Meager.
Special to The Globe.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 20.—What a
•woman will do to secure separation
when the man she loves mistreats her,
is to be noted in the instance that has
just come to the attention of the police,
where Miss Minnow C. Hill is accused
of having burned the Model mill, be
cause the judge did not allow her suffi
cient alimony from her divorced hus
band, Rufus L. Clark, a part owner.
The strangest part of this case is
that Minnow C. Hill is a young jrcoman
fond of society and a great social fa
vorite here and in the cities where she
made her home formerly.
From the police station today the in
structions went to scores of cities In
the Middle West to secure the young
woman's arrest. Capt. Hase said that
c charge of incendiarism will be made
against her if she is apprehended.
The Model mills were burned the
night of Dec. 1 at a loss of 550,000. Miss
Hill, who since her divorce by Judge
Fawcett and the restoration of her
maiden name, has been living in Kid
der, Mo., was seen by many persons
near the place of the fire shortly before
or after it took place. The police have
statements from men that Miss Hill
offered them money to burn the mill.
By people who attended the recent
divorce proceedings it is said that Miss
Hill vowed then to burn the mill if it
took twenty years, to get square with
the Clarks for the small alimony the
Judge allowed—sl,ooo. Mrs. Clark sued
for $25,000.
Rufus L. Clark and his pretty bride
were married at Davis City, lowa, Jan.
B, 1890. Miss Hill came from Webster
City. Her parents are wealthy. Their
marriage was kept secret several
months before Clark's parents discov
ered it. The married life of the Clarks
was unhappy. The young wife accused
her husband of infidelity. This was
made the basis of the divorce suit. In
court Mrs. Clark had a hard time, be
cause the Clarks, with wealth behind
them, were arrayed against her, making
It difficult to secure evidence.
Has Last Leg Amputated on Anniver
sary of Loss of the Other One.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 20.—Just
three years today, after his right leg
was amputated because of gangrene,
Peter Hanson, of Spring Grove, Minn.,
submitted to an operation and the am
putation of his left leg, today, the cause
Joeing the same.
forces, the correspondent concludes,
which are not yet sufficiently in evi
War Leader Is Blackballed.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Mail has telegraphed a curious
story that M. Bezobrazoff, leader of the
war party, and whortLthe czar recently
made a secretary of state, has been
blackballed twice in succession lately j
for admission to a very exclusive club
consisting of high officials and diplo
mats called "the English club," in spite
of the favorable influence of Interior
Minister yon Plehve, who asked for the
second vote.
The Seoul correspondent of the Mail
reports the emperor of Korea as now
favoring a resumption of the Chinese
suzerainty, fearing that either the
Japanese or Russians will destroy the
Koreans. His majesty, acording to the
correspondent, has invited two Chinese
cruisers into Korean waters.
Other dispatches published here this |
morning refer to the probable removal
of Viceroy Alexieff to Harbin and to the
sending of a Korean officer to Port Ar
thur to see Alr^ieff on behalf of the
Korean government.
It is also reported that H. N. Allen,
United States Minister at Seoul, de
sires the opening of Wiju instead of
Yongampho, while Great Britain and
Japan insist that Yongampho be open
The London foreign office has reason
to believe, it is said, that Russia is
•willing to concede practically all
Japan's demands, but that she cannot
see her way to make a treaty with
Japan recognizing in black and white
China's sovereignty over Manchuria.
Anti-American Irritation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 20.—At the
foreign office it was explained today in
a general and unofficial way with refer-
Continued on Third Page.
ticket broker's office in the Kalserhof
Stout was arrested on the confession
of a burglar, who declares that he sold
his stolen property to him, but did not
receive its value. The broker was held
in bonds of $5,000.
London Robber Says It Is Five
Hundred Strong.
Special Cable to The Globe.
LONDON, Jan. 20. —Frederick Dodds
pleaded guilty today to a series of rob
beries, and, in telling what drove him
to a life of crime, revealed that he was
unwittingly induced to become a mem
ber of an assassins' club, 500 strong.
Most of the members live in Lon
don, and efforts will be made to break
up the club and convict the members.
Opera House Is Abandoned.
Special to The Globe.
AUSTIN, Minn., Jan. 20.—As the result
of the inspection of the opera house here
Building Inspector Ellerbe, of St. Paul!
recommended several changes and im
provements with a view to guarding
against fire. The owners did not think
they could make these with profit, and
they decided to close the building as an
opera house and turn it into business of
Proposed Annexation of Panama.
Russia Will Appeal to Powers.
New High Price for Wheat.
Van Sant and the Delegates.
Steel Trust Loses $3,000,000 by Fire.
Convicted of Bribery.
PAGE 11.
Street Railway Company Gets Another
Andrew R. Kiefer a Candidate for
Smallpox on the increase.
City Engineer Reports on Theaters.
Want New Covered Patrol Wagons.
PAGE 111.
News of the Northwest.
Minneapolis Matters.
Editorial Comment.
Sporting News.
News of the Railroads.
House Passes Pure Food Bill.
National Board of Trade.
Affairs Abroad.
Of Interest to Women.
Short Story.
Globe Popular Wants.
Market Record.
Masons Meet in Fiftieth Annual Convo
Proposed Ship Subsidy Commission.
The Only Democratic Newspaper of General Circulation In tha Northwest.
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Van Sant Arranges With Con
gressmen to Call District
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.—Gov.
Van Sant and the delegation of Mis
sissippi river improvement promoters
called on the president this afternoon.
The president assured the delegation
that he was in cordial sympathy with
the object of its mission and would do
all he could to help the scheme along.
The governor had no opportunity for
private conversation with the president
and no politics was talked. The gov
ernor has been talking politics with the
Minnesota delegation, however, and is
fully impressed with the idea that dan
ger lurks in the plots of the Hanna
people to send delegates to the national
convention who can't be trusted.
The governor has arranged with the
congressmen for the state committee to
designate members of the present con
gressional campaign committee to call
the congressional conventions for the
selection of delegates. These delegates
are to take oaths of undying allegiance
to Roosevelt on all ballots arid under
all circumstances.
Judging from Van Sant's sudden
moves and talk the president is still
up nights worrying for fear Hanna is
going to sneak in and grab the nomina
tion. The governor left for home to
night. —Walter E. Clark.
Novelty Experienced by the Indians of
the Rosebud Reservation.
Special to The Globe.
SieUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 20.—A
prairie fire in the eastern part of the
Rosebud Indian reservation furnished
a midwinter novelty. This is the first
time a prairie fire ever swept over that
region in January.
The fire started near Dogs Nation's
camp and burned several days over -a
wide scope of country along Landing
and La Roche creeks. The grass was
high and made a fierce fire. Beyond
burning the range and some timber
along White river no damage was done.
The flames were extinguished by a fall
of snow.
Country Into Very Effective Trim.
Shelby Tube Company's Plant
Is Burned, With $3,000,
--000 Loss.
SHELBY, Ohio, Jan. 20. —The. United
States Steel corporation sustained a
$3,000,000 loss by fire tonight at the
plant of the Shelby Steel Tube com
pany. The fire Btarted in one of the
smaller rooms from a defective electric
wire, and spread to the larger stock
(rooms, completely destroying all of
them. The product of the entire plant
for the past six months n^s destroyed
within an hour, consisting of 800,000
tons, making in all 25,000,000 of finish
ed product, and valued at $3,000,000.
A portion of the ruined product can
be worked over, but it will require the
entire capacity of the plant and will de
lay the mills on other orders. The
stock consisted mostly of locomotive
boiler flues and other government work
of various kinds. The fire was con
fined to the stock buildings, which were
built at an expense of $100,000 .
The tubing manufactured by the
Shelby plant was used extensively by
the government for boiler flues in
United States war vessels.
Retail Dealers Restive Under
Harvester Combine.
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 20?— The ses
sions of the Western Retail Implement,
Vehicle and Hardware Dealers' asso
ciation today were entirely executive.
The special subject under considera
tion was the grievance which the re
tailers have against the harvester .com
bine, and this was thoroughly aired.
The grievance committee reported
that 105 complaints had been made
dealing with the sale direct
by manufacturers or jobbers of
goods to farmers and similar
alleged . irregular practices, and
the alleged practice of manufacturers
of selling "samples" to men not dealers
was condemned and a general store
keeper was not considered a-dealer in
the proper Bense of the term,
A committee from the convention
and one representing the manufactur
ers of Implements were in session to
night considering their joint welfare.
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Price Goes Above 92 Cents,
and No Trace of Armour
Selling Is Found.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—May wheat
touched a new high mark—92% @ 92*4 c
—today, a net gain for the day of 2%c,
and 16 cents higher than the average
price last fall.
The local wheat situation as regards
prices is highly artificial, as is shown
by the character of. the trade which
caused go sharp a gain in prices. Ar
mour Is credited with a long line of
15,000,000 bushels contracted for May
delivery. Local contract stocks ap
proximate only 2.000,000 buahels. This
comparison, which agitated shorts yes
terday, stirred them to excited activity
today, but the best. they could do, for
the most part, was to shift the burden
among themselves. Nothing that looked
like Armour selling could be discov
On the other hand considerable com
mission house buying was credited to
the paramount interest. Private mes
sages received here today indicate that
a considerable quantity of the short
wheat on the Armour books was put
out by Eastern people.
May corn and May oats, control of
which is generally thought to be close
ly centralized, also advanced sharply
Alarm Is Felt for Milwaukee-Racine-
Kenosha Passengers.
RACINE, Wis., Jan. 20.—Alarm
exists among officials'of the interurban
street railway line between this city
and Kenosha and Milwaukee for pas
sengers on the Interurban cars that
have been caught in snow drifts. The
cars cannot be located, as the tele
phone service and dispatch system is
All the cars have a scant supply of
coal and volunteers have been called
for to accompany snow plows and
shovel out snow drifts in an effort to
reach the .passengers. It is bejieved
that the cars can be reached tonight.
Alabama Senator Introduces a BUI Appropriating $80
--000,000. in This Connection, the Purchase of the
Panama Canal Being Included—Mr. Morgan Also
Springs Resolution in Favor of the Nicaragua Route.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.—
Senator Morgan today Introduced a
bill providing for .the annexation of
Panama to the United States, "the
rights and property of Panama resting
In the United States, without reserve."
The bill appropriates $10,000,000 as
compensation to Panama for its ces
sion; places 510,000.000 at the disposal
of the president for the compensation
of Colombia and appropriates J60.000,
--000 for the purchase of the property
of the new Panama Canal company in
Colombia, including the Panama canal.
It is especially provided that this bill
shall not have the effect of repealing
the Spooner act.
A preamble sets forth that many na
tions having recognized the secession
of Panama and that the independence
of that republic is an accomplished
fact; that the president of the United
States approved and protected the se
cession with the naval forces of the
United States and that the president
and the senate recognized the Inde
pendence of the new republic by ap
pointing and accrediting a minister to
that republic. After providing for the
contruction of the Panama canal by the
United States, the bill declares that all
the rights and properties of the republic
of Panama of every description shall
vest in the United States without re
serve and shall be subjected to Its sov
ereign jurisdiction.
Senator Morgan also introduced a
concurrent resolution directing the
president to enter into negotiations with
Nicaragua and Costa Rica for the con
struction of a canal via the Nlcaraguan
Agitation in Paris.
PARIS, Jan. 20. —Following the ad-
Keeps His Feet on the Ties as He Gallops, Gets Forelegs
Broken and Is Shot
Special to The Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Jan. 20.—A head
end collision between a horse and a
passenger train was the unique specta
cle on the Great Northern trestle ap
proach to the Duluth union depot to
, A passenger train was approaching
from Rice's Point when the horse,
Alderman Convicted as a Re
sult of Water Deal Scandal.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 20.—
"Guilty as charged, with recommenda
tion to the court for mercy," is the
verdict rendered by the superior court
Jury today in the case against Aid.
Jacob P. Ellen, of the First ward,
charged with having accepted a bribe
of $350 from ex-City Attorney Lant K.
Salsbury in the Lake Michigan water
deal scandal. The jury was out a lit
tle less than two hours. This Is the
first trial completed of the twenty-five
that grew out of the recent confession
of Salsbury, although eight of the offi
cials implicated have already pleaded
guilty. Ellen was remanded to the
custody of the sheriff until Saturday
for sentence, and was taken to jail.
The penalty is a prison sentence of
not more than ten years nor less than
one year, or a fine of not more than
$5,000 and Jail sentence of not less than
one year.
The next case is that of Aid. James
O. McCool, of the First ward, charged
with accepting a bribe of $350 from
Salsbury. The McCool case is set for
trial tomorrow.
National Park in South Dakota and
Protection of Timber Land.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.—A
favorable report has been made by the
house lands committee on Representa
tive Martin's bill, to set aside 5,000
acres around the Hot Springs soldiers'
home for a national park.
The Mondell bill was also favorably
reported. It prevents location of for
est reserve lieu scrip on lands chiefly
valuable for timber.
The same committee recommended
the bill to buy the big redwood trees
in California for $200,000, to be reserv
ed as a national park.
Representative Marshal has intro
duced a bill to enable the interior de
partment to grant title to some 200
pieces of land In North Dakota under
the entry laws. The entrymen made
proof at offices other than where the
land is located, which by law invali
dates the title to the lands.
—Walter E. Clark.
Murderous Assault.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE. Wis.. Jan. 20.—With his
head terribly cut and his body mangled.
WiUtam Jones, of Stoddard, was found
by a roadside. He was unconscious and
physicians fear death before he is able to
reveal what Is believed to be an attempted
murderous assault. It is believed he was
attacked and left for dead. His pockets
were emDty.
dress of Georges Thiebaud yesterday
evening, at the meeting of representa
tives of all the republics of Latin
America, against American control of
the Panama canal, some unrepresenta
tive newspapers are seeking to have
the French parliament take up the
Panama question.
The Patrie gives sensational promi
nence to questions which, it says, will
be propounded in the chamber of dep
uties to the ministers of justice and
foreign affairs. These questions seek
to impute irregularity in the transfer
of the old canal company to the new
company and criticise Foreign Minis
ter Delcasse for not sending warships
to Panama when the revolution oc
curred. Government officials say the
agitation is not important, as it repre
sents the views of a small, disgruntled
Consider Resolutions of Inquiry.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.—The
committee of Democratic senators au
thorized by yesterday's conference to
draft a resolution of inquiry concern
ing the revolution in Panama and the
alleged participation of United States
officials in the uprising met today. All
of the various resolutions asking the
president for information on this sub
ject which had been heretofore Intro
duced by Democrats were before the
committee, but no action was reached.
Treaty Amendments Dropped.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 20.—1t
has been practically determined to drop
all the amendments to the Panama
treaty. Assurances have been re
ceived that Panama concedes that the
treaty will be interpreted as the -
amendments provide In regard to the
harbors, sanitation and the limitation
of the cities of Panama and Colon.
which has gotten away from Its groom,
galloped on the trestle toward the
train. The animal ran with wonderful
precision, keeping Its feet on the ties.
The train slowed down and a warn
ing was sounded by the engineer, but
the horse continued and bumped into
the engine Just as the train stopped.
The horse's forelegs were broken and
it was shot.
Deadly Dual Accident Occurs
In Steel Mill.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 21.—An im
mense steam pipe directly over the en
gine in the boiler room of No. 2 mill
of the Cambria Steel company exploded
at 1:30 this morning, bringing down
the whole section of roof running from
the puddling mill to the finishing shed
of the mill. The woodwork took fire
from the furnaces and is burning
fiercely. At least two or three men are
under the debris, and it is not believed
that these can be rescued.
Fifteen injured men have been taken
out. Several are in a critical condi
A large water pipe burst and is flood
ing the ground about the scene of the
accident. One man, caught in the de
bris, is in plain sight, but cannot bq
rescued, owing to the heat. It is prob
able that not one of the men penned In
can escape death either by drowning or
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 21, 2:40 a.
m.—At this time the number of dead
is estimated at from twelve to fourteen.
The injured will number twenty-five
or more, many of whom are terribly
scalded and cannot live. Two bodies
have been recovered.
But Administration of Interstate Com
mission Is Faulty.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20.—The
treasury experts who have been inves
tigating the office of Secretary Edward
A. Moseley, of the interstate commis
sion, have made a partial report. They
state that the accounts of the secretary
are absolutely correct and are in ex
cellent condition, but critic-Re the meth
od of the financial administration in
two or three particulars which a mem
ber of the commission said tonight do
not appear to be of importance.
Alphonso Declares H«i Will Marry to
Suit Himself.
Special Cable to The Globe.
MADRID, Jan. 20. —King Alphonso
objects to the arrangement made by
his mother and advisers for him to
marry his cousin, and declares he wit
marry only a girl of his own choice.

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