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St. Paul and Vicinity—Light rain.
Minnesota —Cloudy Tuesday, rain or
snow in the east portion: Wednesday
probably fair, variable winds.
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Best Thing the Russians Hope Is
That Kuropatkin Has Reestab
lished His Line of Retreat—Japa
nese Are Reported in the Russian
Rear —Czar's Men Admit 12,000
Are Wounded, but Say Nothing of
the Dead
There was no cessation of the fight-
Ing between the Russian and the Japa
nese armies in Manchuria yesterday.
Russian reports state-that at a dis
tance the tide of battle in the imme
diate vicinity of Mukden seemed to be
ebbing. "The most that the war critics
at St. Petersburg seem to hope for
Is that Gen. Kuropatkin has succeeded
in reestablishing his line of retreat in
the direction of Harbin.
Word has reached Niuchwang.which,
however, has no confirmation from oth
er sources, that the Japanese are al
ready north of Mukden with a large
force and that the Russians are facing
a disastrous defeat. There appears to
be a possibility that Gen. Kuroki has
drawn off a portion of his army from
the center and sen* it to reinforce the
divisions engaged in flanking move
Gen. Kaulbars, the most noted of
Gen. Kuropatkin's officers, is personally
in command of the Russian forces in
the triangle between the railway and
the Hun river, which vital position the
Japanese have been assailing for sev
eral days. - ; -.' '- ; ': 1
Russian reports admit that 12,000
men have been wounded, but made no
4IltTllll«JIl III*? HUllllrci KlHca,"-««Kl:r*i-t
--the same time assert that the Japanese
have lost 30,000 in killed or wounded. "
Japanese Reserves Exhausted
LONDON, March 7.—The correspon
dent at St. Petersburg of the Times,
says: Reassuring telegrams claim
that the Japanese have already used
all their reserves. If he receives posi
tive information on this point, Gen.
Kuropatkin will hurl his entire force
tomorrow south and southwest of Muk-
George H, Love Undergoes
Dangerous Operation
George H. Love, one of the proprie
tors of the Ryan hotel is lying at St.
Luke's hospital in a very critical condi
tion after an operation performed yes
terday afternoon to relieve him of an
aggravated attack of peritonitis. The
operation performed was of a very
dangerous character but was consid
ered the only possible chance of sav
ing the life of the patient by his at
tending surgeon, Dr. Charles A. Whea
After the operation Mr. Love rallied
somewhat from the shock and at a late
hour this morning he was reported to
be gaining in strength and stronger
hopes than at any time before were
entertained for his ultimate recovery.
Mr. Love was taken ill February 27,
with peritonitis and grew rapidly worse
until the operation was decided upon
as a last resort. He was removed to
the hospital yesterday afternoon and
the operation was performed at once.
So dangerous is his condition re
gardetf that his 6ister, Mrs. Hopkins
has been summoned to his bedside
from her home in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Ellen Peck, Wanted in Chicago, Is Ar-
rested in New York
NEW YORK, March 6.—Ellen Peck,
75 years of age, notorious for many
years as a confidence woman, was ar
rested here tonight at the request of
the police of Chicago. She is wanted
In that city for the alleged swindling
of Frank Peppo out of $900.
Physicians Fail to Find Cause for
Death From Disease
HONOLJJL.U. March 6.—At the cor
oner's inquest this afternoon on the
death of Mrs. Stanford, Dr. C. B. Way,
one of the autopsy physicians, testified
that the symptoms found by him and
other physicians indicated that strych
nine poisoning was the cause of Mrs.
Stanford's death. The different organs,
he said, failed to show any cause for
death from disease.
Bill Will Be Introduced Providing for
a Change a Year Hence
CHRISTIANIA. March 6.—The spe
cial committee of the storthing has de
cided, by a vote of 16 to 3, to submit a
bill to the storthing providing for the
establishment of a separate Norwe
gian consular service by April, 1906.
den and try to break Oyamn's army.
At a preliminary meeting of the war
council. Gen. Dragomiroff presiding.
Gen. Gripenberg was present. It was
proposed to send an additional 400,000
men to the front.
Attack Along Whole Line
SAKHETI'N, March 6.—According
to reports just received the Japanese
have advanced to attack along the
whole line.
Fighting has been in progress on the
right flank of the Russian army near
the imperial tombs since morning, but
at this hour it appears to be lessen
ing, and the roar of artillery Indicate*
that the fighting is gradually sweeping
further and further from Mukden. Sev
eral regiments stationed near Pou
tiloff and Novgorod hills Sunday night
attacked and captured Japanese
trenches, approaching under cover of
darkness. The fighting was sharp and
the Japanese used hand grenades.
Move Northwest of Mukden
PARIS, March 7.—The Journal's
Mukden correspondent states that
Lieut. Gen. Linevltoh on Monday re
pulsed thirteen consecutive Japanese
attacks on the Russian center. The
Russian right wing was unable to stop
the Japanese movement northwest of
MnkHun. tiksro Con. Kauibnrn' 81
--berlans oppose Gen. Nogis Port Ar
thur veterans.
Corpses Everywhere
NENKAMPPT, near Oubenepusa,
March 6.—The road northward Is
crowded so far as the eye can reach
by a continuous file of two wheeled
Chinese carts full of Russian wounded,
the best testimony- of the valor with
which the army of the east, fighting
Continued on Fifth Page
Ex-Senator Frank Cannon Is
SALT'LAKE CITY. Utah. March 6.—
Ex-United States Senator Frank J.
Cannon has been disfellowshipped from
the Mormon church for "unchristian
like conduct and apostasy." This ac
tion of the church authorities followed
a hearing in the city of Ogden before
the local bishopric, with whom charges
had been preferred against Elder Can
non, who is editor of the Salt Luke
Tribune. The charges were based on
editorial utterances of the Tribune, in
cluding "an address to the earthly king
of the kingdom of God." Mr. Cannon
admitted the authorship.
Infant in lowa Loses Its Life in Conse
BOONE, la., March 6. — The six
month old baby of H. A. Moundt was
smothered to death in a folding bed.
The parents had gone for a visit leav
ing the baby playing on the bed. An
aunt who was clearing up the furni
ture failed to perceive the infant and
closed the bed.
Diplomatic Appointments
Russo-Jap Battle Undecided
New York Street Railway Strike
Alleged Bribery in Colorado Contest
Gottschalk's Father Heard From
Commissioners Abide in Harmony
Bazille Heirs Ask Right to Sue State
PAGE 111
Minneapolis Matters
Smith Talks on Merit System
Compromise Seen as a Trick
Prisoner Dies Under Suspicious Cir
Editorial Comment^
President Rests After Weary Day
In the World of Sport
News of the Northwest
Chief Secretary for Ireland Resigns
Of Interest to Women
Financial and Commercial
Paying Wants
House Gets Busy With Code
Wyman Hits at Mutual Life Companies
Paper Trust Files Answer
Colorado Senator Alleges Bri
bery and Postmaster Makes
Use of His Fist
DENVER, Colo., March 6.—A sen-
Fiition was sprung in the Joint conven
tion of the general assembly today by
Senator R. W. Morgan <rep.) t who an
nounced that $1,500 had been offered
him and $750 already given him for
his vote for Gov. Alva Adams in his
contest for governor. Senator Mor
gan named James M. Herbert, vice
president and general manager of the
Colorado Southern railroad, and Post
master Daniel Sullivan of Cripple
Creek as the men who attempted to
bribe him. A committee was appoint
ed to investigate.
This afternoon Postmaster Sullivan
assaulted Richard Broad, a Peabody
worker, on the street, striking him In
the face with his fist. Bystanders pre
vented further hostilities. Sullivan
any a that Broad and other lobbyists
instigated Morgan to make the charges
for the purpose of influencing legis
lators in favor of Peabody.
The joint convention, which is hear
ingl arguments in the contest, remained
silent for several minutes after the
reading of Senator Morgan's state
ment. Then Representative B. J.
O'Connell (dem.) expressed surprise
that the Republican majority appar
ently did not propose to take action on
the charge?, and he moved that a com
mittee of five be appointed by the
chair to make a thorough investigation
and report before a vote is taken In
the contest.
Committee Is Named
The motion was unanimously car
ried. Lieut. Gov. McDonald named
Seator Comforth and Representatives
Sherwin and Bromley (reps.), and
Senator Ballinger and Representative
OVonnell (dems).) as th« committee.
The committee began th« investigation
this evening.
James M. Herbert, whom Senator
Morgan charged with having given
him $750 as a bribe, stands In the fore
most mnks of railroad officials In the
United States.
Daniel Sullivan, who is also accused
by the senator, is postmaster of Crip
ple Creek and one of the most promi
nent Republican workers in tb« Btat«.
Eight informations charging bribery
and conspiracy were filed against
Herbert and Sullivan In the crimtnAl
court by District Attorney George M.
Stidger. Bonds for $5.00* each wer*
furnished by the accused men.
Herbert Tells of Visit
Mr. Herbert issued the following
"Mr. Morgan came to my rooms in
the hotel last Thursday with Daniel
Sullivan. Mr. Morgan stated that he
and his people were for the seating of
Mr. Adams; that Boulder county had
gone for Mr. Adams, and the laboring
people in his section of the state were
for him. and he told Gov. Adams the
same thing; that the pressure was so
great from the Peabody people that
they might drive him out of the state
if he did not vote with them, as they
were browbeating and bulldozing many
Republican members of the legislature
and making threats against them in
business and in politics: that he was
convinced the Peabody people had no
case. Mr. Morgan stated that he had
been offered $3,000 by Peabody people,
and he ought to have $3,000 if he stood
by Adams and iucurred the enmity of
the Peabody people. I told him that
I would not pay any member of the
legislature to vote one way or the
other. Mr. Morgan was very insistent
and finally said he would take $1,500.
I refused to have anything to do with
him and he went away. Mr. Sullivan
was present during the entire conver
Sullivan Gives Version
"Senator Morgan approached me
several days ago," said Postmaster
Sullivan, "and told me In the presence
of witnesses that he was anxious to
vote for Gov. Adams because Peabody
had failed to make a case. He pleaded
with me to take him to Mr. Herbert,
and, while I suspected that he was
not honest with us, I could see no
harm in permitting him to have a talk
with Mr. Herbert. I was !n the room
during the conversation and heard him
solicit the bribe and Mr. Herbert em
phatically declined to consider it."
"I do not believe the charges," Gov.
Adams said, in reply to a question
"And I believe that they are made
simply as part of the political game.
Senator Morgan came to see me of his
own account on March 2, the day on
which he says a bribe was offered
him, and he volunteered the informa
tion that he would vote for me. I
thanked him for his vote, and he said
that he was convinced that I was hon
estly elected and entitled to the vote"
Duke de Valencay Must Stop Living on
Former Vice President
NBW YORK, March 6.—Ex-Vice
President Lev! P. Morton has brought
suit in the supreme court to set aside
a contract by which he transferred to
the Morton Trust company the Morton
building in Nassau street in order that
his daughter Helen might, with her
husband, derive a separate income
after »ht»fr marriage.
Miss Morton In 1901 wedded the
Count de Talleyrand Perigord. but she
obtained a divorce from him last July
in France. Mr. Morton contends that
the dissolution of his daughter's mar
riage has put an end to the purpose
for which the trust was created by
him and that as its sole object haa
been rendered nugatory the trust
should be declared null and void. The
count, who has become the duke de
Aalencay. is named as the principal
defendant to the action, and Justice
Dowling, in the supreme court, today
directed that the summons and com
plaint be served upon him by publica
tion at his last known address in
Kill Chief of Police
BTELOSTOK, Poland. March « —
Dlctrict Chief of Police Peletschln was
shot and killed today while attempting
to disperse a crowd of workmen who
had met outside the town.
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Strike of 5,000 Men Gives New
York City Unprecedented
NEW YORK, March «. — The long
threatened strike of the employes of
the Interborough company, operating
the subway and the elevated railroads
of Manhattan, was determined on at a
meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers and the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric Em
ployes tonight. This action followed
the receipt from General Manager
Frank Hedley of the Interborough
company of a letter declining to agree
to the terms of an-amended demand
made by the representatives of, the
men this afternoon. The men voted
unanimously to strike and the strike
was ordered for 3 a. m., to be put into
full operation at 4 a. in.
About 5,000 employes of the subway
and elevated systems are affected by
the strike, which will tie up. all traffic
In Manhattan except on the surface
trolley lines. The utter impossibility
of the multitude of-travelers In the up
per part of the Island reaching their
places downtown tomorrow morning is
one of the most serious features of the
situation and it Is feared will be the
cause of much disorder. Between 1.25Q,
--000 and i, 500,000 passengers carried
daily on the'L and subway will be af
fected by the strike. The city is face to
face with a greater problem than has
ever confronted ; t.
The men demand, among other
things, a nine hour day for some class
es and eight hours for others and a 10
per cent increase for all but motor
men. • • -
Steenerson and Hitchcock Are
in Collision
Globe Special Washington Service
1417 G Street
WASHINGTON. March 6.—High
■words passed between Secretary
Hitchcock and Representative Steen
erson of Minnesota today, and the re
lations of the two men are not likely
to be friendly again.
"He abused me like a pickpocket."
said Mr. Steenersoh afterward. "He
was impudent and insolent."
Mr. Steenerson called on the secre
tary to- inquire about the payment of
the Indians on account of the Red lake
timber sale. Mr. Hitchcock said that
the money would be withheld from th«
children of the tribe until they become
of age. Mr. Steenerson argued the
question a little and then the fun be
gan. The conclusion reached by the
congressman was that the secretary of
the interior thinks every western sen
ator and representative is a grafter,
and Mr. Steenerson doesn't hesitate to
say wh.-t he thinks of Mr. Hitchcock.
He went out of the secretary's office In
a huff. —Walter E. Clark-
Blaze at Blackduck
Special to The Globe
BLACKDt'CK. Minn.. March 6—Fire
which threatened the destruction of the
whole lower end of Main street burned
the saloon buildings of Phalen & Jones.
causing a loss of $1,800. They carried an
insurance of $600. The damage to other
buildings is -i*,ijt and mas caused by wa
ter and is fully covered by insurance
Nelson and Clapp Kindle the
Wrath of North Star
Globe Special Washington Service
1417 G Street
WASHINGTON, March 6.—Members
of the Minnesota .delegation In the
hou#e are hot under the collar at to
day's appointments and promotions in
the diplomatic service, so far as they
concern the northwest. The principal
cause of disgruntlement is the fact
that Senators Nelson and ("lapp went
ahead without consulting them.
As a result cf this and the presi
dent's general policy some men were
given promotions who no longer have
any political drag at home and wh«>
were marked by congressmen for re
tirement so that their places might be
filled by "live ones."
A former speaker of the Minnesota
house. Col. Charles H. Graves of Du
luth. is named as minister to Norway
and Sweden, vice Wl-W. Thomas Jr.
of Maine, who is dropped. Thomas
heard some time ago that the ax was
to. full and has .been trying to get
enough influence to make the president
change his mind, but In vain.
. John W. Riddle of Minnesota was one
or the "dead ones" whose job the dele
gation wanted. He has been in the dip
lomatic service for twelve year?, and
has got out of touch with politics and
in touch with diplomatic affairs. In
conseqyence . Mr. Roosevelt promoted
him from consul general at Cairo to
minister at Roumania and Seryia. Rid
dle was secretary of the American le
gation at Constantinople in 1898 and
later secretary to the embassy at St.
Petersburg. President Roosevelt has
frequently mentioned him with two
others in diplomatic service whom he
felt bound to promote "on merit."
L. S. Swensen of Albert Lea gives
way to T. J. "O'Brlen of Grand Rapids.
Mich., as minister to Denmark. After
March 31. I. L. Rogers will succeed
Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai.
W. R. Estes of Madelia. the country
editor who went in 1903 as consul to
Antigua. West Indies, Is promoted to
Sollngen. Germany. Oscar O. Malmro?,
who was consul at Colon. Colombia.
for two years, goes to Rouen. France,
this also being a promotion* Stanford
Newel of St. Paul will return from The
Hague to be succeeded by ex-Assistant
Secretary of State David Jayne Hill.
— Walter E. Clark.
Here's the Lift
WASHINGTON, March B.—The pres
ident cent a large number of nomina
tions to the senate today, including all
of the members of the present cab
inet except Postmaster General Wynne.
The nominations include:
Members of the Cabinet —John Hay.
District of Columbia, secretary of
state; Leslie M. Shaw, lowa, secretary
of the treasury; William H. Taft, Ohio,
secretary of war; William H. Moody,
Massachusetts, attorney general;
George B. Cortelyou, New York, post
master general: Paul Morton. Illinois,
secretary of the navy: Ethan A. Hitch
cock, Missouri, secretary of the inter
ior; James Wilson, lowa, secretary of
agriculture: Victor H. Metcalf, Cali
fornia, secretary of commerce and
Ambassadors —Whitelaw Reid. New
York, to Great Britain; Robert S. Me-
Cormick, Illinois, to France; George V.
L. Meyer, Massachusetts, to Russia;
Edwin H. Conger. lowa, to Mexico;
Henry White, Rhode Island, to Italy.
Ministers —William Woodville Rock
hill, district of Columbia, to China;
Continued on Fifth Page
Court Without Dissenting Opinion
Upholds Judgment of the Circuit
Court of Appeals in Dissolving Re
straining Order Which Prevented
Distribution of Assets of the North
ern Securities Company—Action Is
Conceded Concluding Step in the
Litigation, and Distribution Is Ex
pected Without Delay
A great victory for the northwest
was won yesterday when Chief Justice
Melville W. Fuller announced that the
supreme court of the "United States
without a dissenting opinion upheld th«
Judgment of the circuit court of ap
peals in dissolving the temporary re
straining order which prevented James
J. Hill and the directors of the North
ern Securities company from distribut
ing the assets of that company accord
ing to the law which declared that
company could not exist.
The control of the northwestern
railroads which were included In the
Northern Securities company remains
in the northwest, for the contention of
E. H. Harrlman, and the interests he
represented, for the return of a ma
jority of the stock of the Northern
Pacific Railroad company in satisfac
tion of his shares of Northern Securi
ties stock is held to be unjust.
The action of the court is generally
conceded to be the final step in the
litigation and distribution it is thought
will be made without undue delay.
A dispatch from Washington an
nounces the news as follows:
Decision Is Affirmed
The supreme court of the United
States today affirmed the decision of
the third circuit court of appeals for
the second circuit in the case of Harri
man vs: Northern Securities Company,
involving the distribution of the shares
in Northern Securities company. The
decision is favorable to the company.
The decision of the court was an
nounced by Chief Justice Fuller. He
Receiver of Bank Reports on
Georgia Situation
Globe Special Washington Service
1417 G Street
"WASHINGTON. March 6.—The re
port of Lyman D. Baird, receiver of
the Faribault National bank, on the
properties in Georgia scheduled among
the assets of the defunct concern was
brought by Mr. Baird today to Wash
ington. After a loug conference with
the comptroller a statement was givvn
out. in which it is set forth that "the
bank has a mortgage securing bonds
for $80,000 against the Desoto Fruit
and Agricultural Manufacturing com
pany, which owns 5,000 acres of laud
n«'n>- Americus, Ga. In addition to the
$80,000, the company owes $30,000 of
other claims to the bank, making a to
tal of about $110,000 due the bank and
$20,000 due other parties. One-half
of the 5.C00 acres are under cultivation
and 600 acres are in peach trees, three
years old. The bonds, while overdue,
cannot be sued on until about May l
this year, under a clause which pro-"
vldes they must be overdue a certain
length of time before action can he
brought. On May 1 Mr. Baird will
brine: his suit.
The other Georgia debtor of the
bank is the Minnesota Lumber com
pany, with a plant at Cutting. Ga.
This company owes the bank about
$100,000, of which $34,000 is nominally
secured by a mortgage, but as the Fai
ibault bank neglected to have this
mortgage recorded it will avail nothing
now, and the bank must run its
chances with the general creditors.
Thiß lumber company owes $30,000 to
other people aside from the Faiibault
bank. Mr. Baird proceeded against
this company and had it thrown into
the hands of two receivers, who will
operate the sawmill and report from
month to month to Judge Spear of the
federal court, who has.Jurisdiction over
this portion of Georgia. The lumber
company owns 32.000.000 feet of stand
ing timber, and it has'a good sawmill,
dry kiln, etc., for converting the tim
ber into lumber. —Walter E. Clark.
delivered no written opinion, but said
that one would be filed later.
There was no dissenting opinion. _
The decree of the circuit court of
appeals, which was affirmed today,
merely reversed the decree of the cir
cuit court for the district of New Jer
sey. The latter'court issued an injunc
tion restraining the Securities com
pany from transferring or distributing
717,300 shares of the common stock of
the Northern Pacific railway company
acquired by the Securities company in
the merger of the Northern Pacific
and the Great Northern roads. This
decree was overruled by the circuit
court of appeals sitting in Philadel
phia, and today's verdict sustains the
reversing decision.
The court of appeals held in effect
that the Securities company had be
come the absolute legal and equitable
owner of the stock of the railroad
company and that the question of own
ership had not been involved or even
Incidentally passed upon by the su
preme court of the United States in
the government case for the dissolu
tion of the merger.
The suit was brought by E. H. Harri
nian, Winslow S. Pierce and other own
ers of the Northern Pacific stock held
by the securities company to obtain
possession of the shares of stock orig
inally deposits by them and to re
strain the company from pursuing its
plan of distribution, which was to give
to ea<-h stockholder a proportionate
amount of the stock of the two rail
road companies.
The par value of the stock involved Is
$82,491,871. The case was argued only
a week ago and the decision came with
Continued on Fifth Page
Mrs. Chadwlck's Usual Stunt
Interrupts Trial
CLEVELAND. 0., March 6—A com
plete nervous collapse by Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick brought the first day of her
trial to an abrupt close this afternoon.
E. H. Haller, of Oberlin, the second
witness called by the state, was on the
stand and had answered but two ques
tions when Mrs. Chadwick, who was
very pale, whispered to her attorneys
that she would be compelled to leave
the room. She passed out quickly and
upon reaching the anteroom sank into
a chair in a faint. In a few minutes
she was revived. She was in no < <>n
ditioa to return to the court room,
however, and Judge Tayler adjourned
the trial for the day.
It was an exciting day for Mr*.
Chadwick. District Attorney Snlllvan
outlined the case he expected to prove
against her. Her counsel, J. P. Daw ley,
stated her side of the case.
The trial made rapid progress. The
jury was accepted within two hours
and the taking of testimony was com
Twenty-eight witnesses have been
subpoenaed by the government and aa
far as can be ascertained none have
been summoned by the defense.
The attorneys for Mrs. Chadwkk
seem to expect to secure acquittal
more because of a feeble attack than
through a strong defense. The Jury
is consideied by lawyers a 'good one
for Mrs. Chadwick. The evidence
against her will naturally relate largely
to banks and banking procedure and
there is not a banker or a business
man among the twelve. Eleven are
farmers ana one is a real estate dealer.
The charge is conspiracy against the
laws of the United States, the con
spiracy resting on an agreement be
tween Mr?. Chadwkk and officers of
the Citizens National bank of Oberlln
to issue and negotiate certified checks
when she had no money in the bank.
Just prior to the selection of the jury.
When. C T. Beckwith, widow of the
president of the Obeilin bank, came
into the room and was given a seat
near Mr. Carnegie.

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