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R. A. BATES, Publisher.
News in Brief
Representative HaUer of Now Yorl
declares member of conaresR wn
have passes are prejudiced in favor 01
The bouse of representatives agreei
to an appropriation of $100,000 for the
use of the C'hlcaKo underground syg
tern to transport the malls.
Krsklne Hewitt, son of the late
Abrum t. Hewitt of New York, has
nunounrcd his intention to cuter ao
live politics in New .Jersey.
ICInhteen Minneapolis Hour mills,
owing to the poor condition of the
Hour trade, havo (dint down Indefi
nitely. A thotitmnd people are out of
Senators Foraker uud Hick confer
red In the Benalo chamber after tho
latter was sworn In and their cordial
uttlttido presages a truce in the party
liKht. in Ohio.
The senate committee on military
nffairs authorized a favorable report
on a bill to appropriate $50,000 for the
improvement of tho I'resldlo, San
Charles M. Taft of Cincinnati, broth
er of Secretary Taft, Is believed to bo
tho purchaser of Corot's "lie Solr" and
Diaz's "Fontainbleau," sold at &ew
York for ? 110,000.
Representative Benton of Missouri
will havo his way and tho appropria
tion of JflO.OOO to build a new 'barn"
for the White House will not bo made
at this session of congress.
Tho Turkish army under Shaklr Pa
sha has surrounded 10,000 Albaniana
at Hubatepe, Macedonia, and more
Turkish troops are to be sent, to his
nld. Negotiations are continuing for
William B. Curtis writes of the pal
nee at Delhi, the most magnificent
ever built in the world, and describes
tho vandalism that has leveled soveral
of the halls and is making way with
A member of the Japanese house of
representatives is accused of being a
paid agent of Russia, and his news
paper in Toklo, which has published
attacks on the nation's policy, is sup
pressed. Oeorge Carnegie, proprietor of Dun
geness, once of the home of C.eneral
Nathaniel Greene, and a nephew of
Andrew Carnegie, has announced his
candidacy for the Georgia 'senate on
the democratic ticket.
Tho house committee on merchant
marine nnd fisheries authorized a fa
vorablo report on the Fryo bill extend
ing the coastwise laws of tluj United
States to the Philippine islands July
1, 1903, without amendment.
A correspondent of the fxmdon Dally
Mail at Chlnnampo writes that every
landing place along the northern coast
of Korea has been taken by the Jap
anese and a big movement of troops
is planned as soon as the ice breaks.
Information reaching Paris bears out
tho reports that the Japanese desire
to retire t.ie French and other foreign
functionaries serving In Korea. The
change is not likely to bring out a
protest during the period of the war.
In the trial of Senator Burton In St.
Umls a letter was read, purporting to
have hpon written by the senator, in
which it Is stated that he had made
inquiries at the posfofllce department
relative to tho Rlalto Grain company's
Among the passengers on the North
German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wil
helni der Grouse, which arrived from
Bremen, Southampton and Cherbourg,
was Charles M. Svhwab. former pres
ident of the United States Steel corpo
ration. A special to the Utile Rock (Ark.)
Gazette from Dewltt, Arkansas coun
ty, says live negroes, who had been
arrested as a result of race troubles
at St. Chorles; were taken from the
guards by a crowd of men and shot
The senate committee on foreign re
lations authorized a favorable report
on the treaty between the United
States and France extending all exist
ing treaties with France to Tunis and
nil other French possessions and pro
tectorates. A pathetic message came to the
state department from United States
CoiiRul Fee at Bombay, India, and ad
dressed to Assistant Secretary Iiomis
as follows: "Daughter dead plague;
wife nttacked." Mr. Feo is a native
of Ohio and was appointed In ISM.
A cable dispatch was received from
Colonel I.eutweln, the governor of Ger
man Southwest Africa, announcing
that a fight occurred at Omatako
mountain, March 1C, which resulted in
the Hereros being repulsed with tho
loss of ten men killed. Tho German
loss was two men killed and two
The Iowa house committee on con
Htltutlonal amendments recommended
the submission of a constitutional
amendment to tho voters to make a
drainago law possible. The action of
tho committee Is equivalent to the
pnsssge of the measure by botn
W. D. Ballantyne. cx Inspector of
,toms at Manilla. P. I., has been ac
quitted by Judgo Ambler on a charge
of conspiracy to defraud the customs
by furthering the Illegal entry of non
exempt Chinese. He was tried upon
n similar ctmrgo In January last and
A Jonhannesburg dispatch says:
The bubonic plague Is spreading.
There now are sixty nlno auspected
cases among the colored population
and nine among the whites. Tho
deaths resulting from the plague up
lo dale are fifty five, five whites and
A representative of Chnrles R. Flint
of New York says the Chilean war
whips. Captain Pint and Chacabuco.
JiBve been bought ad referendum, but
an Undertaking has been given th.t
they Hi, ad not ,f P0,j t RR M:;SPr,
tit power. The sale will be trifled
whpn approved by rongress.
REPORT IS FILED
MERCHANT MARINE AMD FISH
THE PR0POSEDSEHATE BILL
jt is Scored in the Minority Report of
Measure Would Result in Holding
Up the Government.
' WASHINGTON Representative
Stevens (Minn.) filed the favorable re
port authorlied by the house commit
tee on merchant marine and fisneries
o- an amended senate bill "to require
the employment of vessels of the Uni
ted States for public purposes."
The bill requires all government
supplies transported by sea to be car
ried in vessels either owned by the
government or flying the American
flag. The report bases the necessity
for the bill on the ground that it
never Is safe to depend on foreigners
for the defense of our own country.
It says that the United States now
owns thirteen passenger and freight
transorts, and that should these be
inadequate for the necessary trans
portation of government supplies and
troops, ships flying the American fag
only may be used in. addition; that
the government cannot expect Ameri
can ships to bo available in an emer
gency. The views of tho minority of tho
committee, prepared by Representa
tive Lucking (Mich.) and signed by
Representatives Spight, Goulden. Mc
Dermott and Lucking, declare the bill
to be a stop in the policy of subsidiz
ing our merchant hiarine, for which
for seven years tho most active, per
sistent, influential and unblushing lob
by has been hounding the life out of
both branches of congress. The re
port says that outside of the goods
transported ir- vessels owned by the
government there was paid in freights
for such carrying in the year 1901,
$4.:.2S,n'.4, and that "this carrying is
done principally to the Philippines,
and, like the major portion of all ur
war and naval expenditures of the
(present day, has been rendered nec
essary by the Ill-advised subjugation
.and retention of those Islands."
' The report says the bill is a most
barefaced misappropriation of public
moneys, nnd adds:
"Of the seventeen vessels now en
gaged In this traffic on the Pacific, all
aro manned exclusively (except offi
cers) bjf Chinese sailors, who work
for about, one-third or one-fourth the
wages thai American sailors receive,
s that the American sailors have
been completely supplanted by these
Chinese in the very Pacific ocean
companies who are pressing tho 1 ill
and who are, in part, to get Its gratu
ities." The report concludes that "in some
respects Cns bill is worse than any
pronounced subsidy measure which
has been advocated in congress, be
cause it gives an absolute monopoly
to a few corporations and individuals
who may, and probably will, form a
combine and hold up the government
for all it will stand."
IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE
Much Time Consumed in Discussing
WASHINGTON. The senate body
for three hours discussed the recent
order of the pension bureau, making
old age an evidence of disability and
then passed the District of Columbia
The discussion of the pension order
was based on the resolution offered
some days ago by Mr. Carmack, di
recting the committee on the judiciary
to Inquire in to the authority of the
executive branch of the government
to make such an order. Mr. Carmack
contended that no such authority ex
ists, but several republican senators
argued that the order was in line with
the regulation issued by Judge Loch
ren, commissioner of pensions under
.Mr. Cleveland, fixing ti," years o ago
us evidence if infirmity. .They also
declared that the new order would
only have the effect of affording prima
facie evidence of disability and not
that of giving a pension solely because
the nge of U2 years had been reached
"by the pension applicant.
BRYAN IN NEW HAVEN.
To Defend "Sealed Letter" Bequest
for $50,000 in Bennett Will.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. William J.
Brynu will appear In the superior
court to prosecuto his appeal from
tho decree of the probate court ex
cluding a part of tho will the "sealed
letter," In which Mrs. Grace Imogen
Bennett Is directed to pay to Mr.
Bryan f.Mi.ooi) mentioned In the will of
Phllo S. Bennett. Bryan Is an execu
tor under tho will and the objection
to the "sealed letter" on the part of
Mrs. Bennett is based on tho allega
tion that Mr. Bennett was unduly In
fluenced In drawing up the document
by Mr. and Mrs. Bryan. Mrs. Bryan
came here with her husband. She is
to be a witness, having copied the will
at Lincoln, for Bennett.
Radium it Not a Cancer Cure.
NEW YORK. Tho radium treat
ment for cancer has been entirely
abandoned at the cancer hospital,
cables the Herald's corerspondent. It
was never viewed with much hope
there, and a few days ago the last
unsuccessful experiment with It took
plnce. Sixteen cases have been un
der treatment, the longest period of
a single application having been three
hours, and the longest total tlmo of
application having been about twenty
five hours, and tho only favorable re
sult was temporary cessation of pain.
Report Original Package Bill.
WASHINGTON. Tho house com
mittee on the Judiciary on Friday au
thorized a favorable report on the
Hepburn and Dolllver bill, granting
tho states police power ovpr "original
packages" of Intoxicating liquor com
ing Into their borders as Interstate
commerce. An nmendment was adopt
ed stipulating t lint the bill should not
apply to persons recelvln;; interstate
shipments of liquor for their own
personal use. Hearings on the bill
have been mndc during 'he hist six
TtPtJLSE OF JAPS.
Attempt to Bottle Up Port Arthur
ST. PETERSBURG. Unur covtr
of darkness Vice Admiral Togo made
another desperate attempt to bottle
up the Rusi.lan fleet in Port Arthur,
but he failed again, and when, after
daylight. Vice Admiral Makaroff
steamed out to give battle, the Japa
nese commander refused the chal
lenge and sailed away.
The Japanese practically repeated
the tactics of February 24, by sending
in four flreships, preceded by a tor
pedo boat flotilla with the exception
that the flreshloa th.s time were
armed with Hotchklss guns for the
purpose of keeping off the Russian
torpedo boat de8tners.
The enemy's attempt was discover
ed by means of the shore seacrhlights
and a heavy fire was opened from the
batteries and from two gunboats
which were guarding the entrance to
the harbor. The Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Stilnl was outside oa
scouting duty and tho duh and nerve
of its commander. Lieutenant Kriut
kini, is chiefly due to the complete
defeat of the plans of the Japanese.
He at once made straight for the on
coming ships, under a hail of fire
from the Hotchklss guns, and tor
pedoed the leading ship.
Three of the ships were shelled and
piled up on tho shore under Golden
Hilt anil one under the lighthouse.
The Stilnl then engaged the entire six
torpedo boats of the enemy, coming
out from a terrific fight with seven
killed and the commander and twelvo
of Its complement wounded, but on
the Japanese side only one boat's
crew was saved. In addition, accord
ing to unofficial reports, it is believed
that the Japanese lost two torpedo
The Japanese cruisers which sup
ported the attack exchanged shots
with the batteries, and then drew
off, after which Admiral Makaroff took
a steam launch and examined tho
flreships. An hour later the Japanese
torpedo flotilla, followed by Vice Ad
miral Togo's fleet, came up from a
southerly direction. Just at daybreak
Vice Admiral Makaroff, with his fleet,
sailed out to engage the enemy, but
after the ships and batteries had fired
a few long-distance shots Vice Ad
miral Togo decided to decline the is
sue and disappeared to the south
ward. The news of the repulse of Vlco
Admiral Togo's second attempt to
block Port Arthur created much re
joicing in the Russian capital and
among all classes tho gallantry of
the subject of high praise; but above
all the moral effect of Vice Admiral
Makaroff's willingness to engage tho
enemy, showing 'that he considered"
himself strong enough to fight, pro
duced a splendid impression.
CODY MAKES DEPOSITION.
"Buffalo Bill" Testifies that His Wife
Tried to Poison Him.
DENVER. Colonel William F.
Cody ("Buffalo Bill") made a depo
sition before a notary in this city
Wednesday in the action for divorce
which he has begun in Big Horn coun
ty, Wyoming. Colonel Cody will sail
for Europe shortly and will be absent
from the country when his suit Is
tried. In the proceedings today Colo
nel Cody was interrogated by his own
attorney and was subjected to an ex
amination by counsel for Mrs. Cody.
"Mrs. Cody tried to poison me threo
years ago," the colonel testified. "Sho
had frequently threatened to do it.
We were visiting in Rochester, N. Y.,
during the holidays of 1900, and tho
day after Christmas 1 wa3 ill. 1 sup
posed the turkey and plum pudding
did not agree with me. She said eho
would fix me up. She pretended to
give me medicine. It was poison. It
almost finished me for I wns uncon
scious for some time. I think it must
have been an overdose, for it mado
me vomit, and I suppose this saved
Colonel Cody related many in
stances of his wife's having humili
ated him at his "former home" in
North Platte by her conduct toward
YOUNG CORBETT IS LOSER.
James Britt is Given the Decision in
the Twentieth Round.
SAN FRANCISCO James Britt of
California was given the decision over
William Rothwell, better known as
"Young Corbett," of Colorado, In a
twenty-round contest at Woodward's
pavilion Friday night. In the seven
teenth round Corbett's advantage was
apparent, but in that round Biitt ral
lied and rained right and left blows on
various portions, of Corbett's anatomy,
forcing the champion to clinch to save
The styles of the two boxers were
entirely different. Britt fought for
the body most of tho time, whllo Cor
bett devoted his attention to the head,
face and jaw. Britt weighed Just 129
pounds, but Corbett's weight was not
made public, though it is understood
he was at least a pound and a half
below the agreed weight 130 pounds.
Coming to St. Louis Fair,
LONDON. A meeting of tho com
mittee of arrangements for a visit of
the municipal officials of the United
Kingdom to St. LouIb, of which Lord
Clyveden Is chairman, was held In tho
chambers of the lords. Sir Thomas
Pile, mayor of Dublin, reported that
Rome hundreds of officials had applied
for particulars, regarding tho arrange
ments. Tho committee finally ap
proved the program. Tho party will
leave England May 1, and will visit
New York, . Washington, St. Louis,
Toronto nnd other cities.
President Will Touch Button.
WASHINGTON. Although Prosl
dent Roosevelt cannot attend tho
opening of the Louisiana Purchase ex
position, he nevertheless will bo a
participant In tho exercises. He has
consented to plena the button nt tho
White house which will mart tho ma
chinery of the exposition. This cere
mony will take place at 1 o'clock
(pnHtprn standard time) on April SO.
The deals havo not been worked out
yet, but they will be In a few days.
The president probably will send mes
sage of congratulation.
WON BY THE JAPS
LAND ENGAGEMENT NEAR THE
TOWN OF CHONG JU.
REPORT OF THE BATTLE SENT IN
Gen. Kouropatkin Say the Russians
Were Defeated, but at Heavy Lost
to Japanese Russians Occupy Com
manding Position, but Unable to
ST. PETERSBURG The emperor
has received a dispatch from General
Kouropatkin giving a lengthy report
from General Mishtchentko, dated at
10 p. m. March 28, which says an Im
portant engagement took place near
the town of Chong Ju, in which the
Russians were defeated, retiring in
Tho Japanese suffered heavily, but
tho Russiun losses are not stated.
Cavalry and infantry on both sides
were engaged. Tho Russians occu
pied a commanding position. The
Japanese fought gallantly, but owing
to their heavy losses were unable to
occupy the position abandoned by tho
General Kouropatkin's report, in
part, is as follows:
I have tho honor to respectfully
communicate to your majesty the re
port of General Mishtcchentko, March
28, 10 p. m,. which says:
"For three consecutive days our
small outposts attempted to draw the
Japanese cavalry Into action, but
their patrols, after contact was es
tablished, retired beyond ("hong Ju
(about fifty miles northwest of Ping
"Having learned that four squad
rons of tho enemy were posted five
verts beyond Chong Ju on March 27,
six companies marched toward Kasan
and on March 28, reached Chong Ju
at 10:110 a. m. As soon as our scouts
aproached tho town the enemy opened
fire from behind the wall. Two squad
rons promptly dismounted nnd occu
pied tho heights COO yards distant.
An engagement ensued.
"In the town a company of infan
try and a squadron of cavlary were
lying in ambush. Our men were re
inforced by three companies and at
tacked the Japanese with a cross fire.
Notwithstanding this and our com
manding position, the Japanese gal
lantly held their grounds and It was
only after a fierce fight of half an
hour's duration that tho Japanese
ceased fire and sought refuge in the
houses. The Japanese hoisted the
Red Cross flag at two points.
"Soon afterwards three squadrons
of the enemy were seen advancing
along the Kasan road at full gallop
toward the town, which two of tho
squadrons succeeded in entering while
the third fell back in disorder under
repeated volleys from our troops. A
number of men and horses were seen
to fall. For an hour afterward our
companies continued to fire on the
Japanese in the town, preventing
them from leaving tho streets and
"An hour and a half after the be
ginning of tho engagement four com
panies were seen on the Kasan road
hastening to attack. I gave the order
to mount and the entire force, with a
covering squadron, advanced in per
fect order and formed in line behind
the hill. The wounded were placed
In front and the retirement was car
ried out with the deliberation of a
Casualties in a Skirmish.
SEOUL. A report has reached hero
that 50 Japanese and 100 Cossacks
were killed and wounded In a skirmish
that occurred between Anju and Chong
Ju. Marquis lto, upon taking his de
parture yesterday, submitted to the
government some suggestions for Cor
ean reform. The emperor has ap
pointed Yi Chi Ylng, a former minis
ter of foreign affairs, ns a special em
bassador to bear presents to the Jap
anese emperor and return the compli
ment of Marquis Ito's visit to Corea.
Expect a Fight on the Yalu April 2.
ST. PETERSBURG. A correspond
ent of the Novosti at Liao Yang, un
der yesterday date reports that tho
Japanese have moved on the Yalu riv
er and that a conflict between them
and the Russians is expected about
Delegates From Philippines.
MANILA. The Republicans nnd
Democrats hero are organizing to el
ect delegates to tho national conven
tion. They will urge the adoption of
legislation favorable to the Philippine
Vatican Has Not Received Protest.
ROME. Tho Osservatore Romano,
the Vatican organ, denies that Cardi
nal Merry do Val, the papal secretary
of state, has received from M. Delcas
se, the French forplgn minister a pro
tpst against the sppoch delivered by
Will Limit Immigration.
LONDON. The alien Immigration
bill was Introduced In the House of
Commons and passed Its first reading
without a division. The bill follows
the recommendations of the report
of the royal commission on alien Im
migration, Issued August 11 last, that
the Immigration of certain classes Into
the United Kingdom be subjected to
Btato control. Home Secretary Akers
Douglas, In introducing tho measure,
referred to tho Increase of crime due
to tho admission of the undesirable
Holds Societies Unlawful.
DETROIT, Mlch.-ln a sweeping
decision, handed down on Monday by
Judgo Brooke of the Wayne circuit
court, tho Riverside club and Plumb
ing exchange of this city, an organiza
tion of plumbers against which pro
ceedings were brought by Prosecutor
Hunt on the ground that they wero
organized to fix prices ar.d stifle com
petition, wero restrained from contin
uing business, which the court holds
to bo "an Unlawful enterprise Inimical
to tho public welfare"
THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
Discussion of the Matter in the Lower
WASHINGTON. For the want of
sptakern, general debate on the sun
dry civil appropriation bill In the
house was closed several hours be
fore the time agreed on, and the bill
was read for amendment. Seventy-five
pages wero disposed of, the only Im
portant amendment being that provid
ing for an initial appropriation of
$500,000 for the completion of the
capitol building according to the
Mr. Campbell tKas.) and Mr. Wil
liams (111.) were the principal speak
ers today, the former defending the
protective tariff policy of the repub
lican party, and the latter denouncing
the republicans for failure to investi
gate the pot.toffi.ee department.
Mr. Williams said that tho scanduls
in that department will become an
important issue in the coming cam
paign. Ho arraigned President Roose
velt and Attorney General Knox re
garding the trusts. Before he came
Into office, ho said, he was recognized
as a trust "buster," but since then all
his indictments against the trusts
were at once turned Into apologies. He
said the president was a "harmless
agitator," and declared him to be an
Rural Carriers May Receive Subscrip
- tions to Papers.
WASHINGTON. After two days'
consideration of the postoffice appro
priation bill the senate committee
reported it tonight and It will be
taken up in the senate tomorrow. On
account of its incomplete state the
exact amount of tho Increase made
cannot be given, though it is said
tho bill will carry not more than
$1,000,000 over tho bill as passed by
the house, except for an emergency
measure Incorporated in the bill.
The house bill provides for the rent
al of tho Pennsylvania railroad site
in New York for postoffice purposes,
but the senate commutes decided that
it would be better business policy to
buy the Bite. Therefore an appropria
tion of $2,000,000 is made for that pur
pose. Among tho amendments to the bill
is the following: Salaries of rural
free delivery carriers are fixej at
$720 a year, and the carriers are per
mitted to carry merchandise for hire
and receive subscriptions for and de
liver newspapers and periodicals, so
long as this occupation does not inter
fere with tho proper discharge of their
duties. It. Is stipulated, however, that
the carriers shadl not discriminate
against any newspaper.
COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION.
Gets Into a Wrangle Over Repeal of
Desert Land Act.
WASHINGTON The question of
committee jurisdiction resulted in a
lively session on Wednesday in tho
house committee on irrigation of arid
lands. Tho committee adjourned
when the hour of 12 o'clock arrived
with an appeal from tho ruling of
Chairman Mondell pending.
The trouble arose over a bill intro
duced by Representative Reedor, pro
viding for amendments to the national
Irrigation act. When the biil was
taken up by the committee Mr. Read
er moved to strike out. tne first two
sections. Subsequently this motion
was made to cover all after the on-
acting clause of the bill.
Mr. Underwood Immediately pre
sented a substitute, which was a re
peal clause for tho desert land law.
Mr. Marshall of North Dakota mado
a point of order against this substi
tute, first that It was a matter over
which tho committee did not Jurisdic
tion, and second that, it was not ger
mane to tho pending bill. The chair
man sustained this point of order, and
from his decisions Mr. Underwood ap
pealed. They End Their Troubles.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. The dead bodies
of John B. Altnian. aged i;s, and his
wife, Julianna, aged 47, were found In
their home, both having been
asphyxiated by gas. by their own pre
arrangement. Burdened by debt, ad
vancing years and tho recollection of
a fortune vanished aro supposed to
have led them to commit suicide.
They left a note saying they had taken
their own lives. In tho cellar was
found tho dead body of their pet cat,
which had been chloroformed.
Bubonic Plague in India.
BOMBAY. The latest available bu
bonic plague returns for tho whole of
India for the week ending March 1,
show tho appalling mortality of 40,
127, an Increase over those of the pre
For Unlimited Subsidiary Silver.
WASHINGTON. Tho senate com
mittee on finance Indorsed an amend
ment to the sundry civil bill, provid
ing for tho removal of tho limitations
as to the coinage of subsidiary silver.
Bullets Ended Their Lives.
KEOKUK, la. Examination or the
bodies of C. Lemlce and wife, tho aged
couple found burned to death In their
dwelling house at Montrose, disclosed
tho fact that each had a bullet hole
through tho hend. A revolver with
two empty chambers was found In
the kitchen near where the man was
found. Tho coroner's Jury found
that. Lemleo had killed his wife. Bet
fire to tho house to hide his crime,
and then shot hlmsel'. The police are
now working on the theory that they
Wood Concedes Victory.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark-Returns
have been received from seventy-one
out of seventy-five counties and they
show that Governor Jtffcrson Duvls
carried fifty-three and Judge Wood
eighteen counties in the (lemonade
state primaries last Saturday. The
count loR carried by Governor Davis
are entitled to .102 delegates In the
state convention. The number neces
sary to nominate Is 222. Judge Wood
has conceded that on the face of tho
returns he has not enough counties to
win tho nomination, but will contort.
THE BURTON CASE
SENATOR FOUND GUILTY OF AC
CEPTING A FEE.
THE JURY HAD A LONG SESSION
Motion for a New Trial Will b
Argued Senator's Recourse Is ar
Appeal to the United States District
ST. LOUIS, Mo-Joseph Ralph Bur
ton, senior United States senator from
KansaR, was convicted by a Jury in
tho United States district court Mon
day on tho charge of having accepted
compensation to protect the Interests
of the Rlalto Grain & Securities com
pany of St. Umls before the Postoffice
Tho Jury deliberated forty-one
A nitiii for n new trial was im
mediately tiled by the counsel for the
Judge Adams thereupon ordered
that Senator Burton appear In court
either in person or by proxy at 10
o'clock from day to day until the court
hns heard tho arguments for a "new
trial, and if decided against him, fixed
For a time there threatened to lie
a disagreement of the jury. The Jury
was brought before Judge Adams,
who asked the cause for the long de
lay. Ho was told that eleven jurors had
agreed, but tho twelfth stood alone.
The court admonished the lone
juror that the expense of a new trial
should not be incurred because of him
failing to agree with the majority of
A precedent was quoted showing
that tho majority of the jurors should
decide the case before them and a ver
dict be rendered accordingly. The
.ury was then told to go back and poll
Its vote once more. Soon after the
jury reported, bringing In a verdict,
but Judge Adams found that the third
count in the indictment had not been
considered, and again lie sent the jury
back to consider the case, without
having announced the verdict re
Tho third time the jury entered the
court room the result of its delibera
tions was announced, and United
States Senator Burton stood convict
ed on the chnrges brought against
him in the Indictment.
Senator Burton was indicted In Jan
uary last. Although, as a member o:
congress, he could not be arrested un
til after that body adjourned, he vol
untarily surrendered himself to thu
He still had two years to servo in
When seen at the Southern Hotel
by the Associated Press Senator Bur
ton declined to in any manner dl
cuss tho verdict.
"You certainly appreciate that sit
nation and understand that I have
nothing to say," he said.
Senator Burton's recourse is an ap
peal to the United States circuit cour
of appeals, which body Is the final ar
biter In his case.
Senator Burton went directly fron
tho court room to the Southern hotel
after the verdict was rendered, am
retired to his room for rest. After t
time he went down to the hotel lobbj
and sat around talking with hit
friends who occasionally dropped in
Apparently, he was very nervous, ant
his appearance? was worn, tho nnxlct
of the past week having very percep
tibly left Its effect.
PRICE OF ASPARAGUS HIGH.
Half the Crop in Sacramento Valle)
Destroyed by Flood.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. Half the
aspaargus crop of the state was do
stroyed by tho recent floods in (lit
Sacramento valley. The growers hav
seen their asparagus beds utterly do
stroyed and now face ruin.
The price of asparagus will he hlgl
this year. What Is more, the cnnncrie
of the state will havo no crop with
which to work and as a consequence
many peopie will be denied employ
ment by the closing of the Industry.
The authority for this statement is
Prof. Ralph E. Smith, professor ol
plant pathology at the University ol
In the Nation s Strong Box.
WASHINGTON. Tuesday's state
ment, of the treasury balances In tho
general fund, exclusive of the $150,
000,000 gold reserve in the division
of redemption, shows: Available cash
balances, $224,f.oo,K,l ; gold, $115,424,
209. Exposition Officials Deny It.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. When shown a
dispatch from Now York to the effect
that a concern managed by J. D. Mc
Gregor proposed to furnish a large
number of non-union persons to fill
employment contracts with the
World's fair, Walter B. Slovens, sec
retary of the exposition company,
said: "Tho exposition company has
no knowledge of McGregor and his
plans. There Is no agreement between
concessionaires and the World's fair
as to the employment of labor, union
Mine Under Fortress.
ST. PETERSBURG. A roHrt from
Vladivostok says that a mine has been
discovered under tho fortress with
wires leading to a Chinese hotiso In
Russian Torpedo Boat Sunk.
ST. PETERSBURG -It Rla,,,,
that olio Ruxslnn torpedo boat was
sunk In tho engagement nt Port Ar
thur this morning, but It Is thought tho
vessel ran bo refloated.
OPINION CV THE EDITOR OF TH&
He Expresses His Approval cf Amer.
lean Emigration to Canadj.
During the winter months the reai
of tho family consults with tho other
members as to tho prospects for thu
future, and doubtlc.i one of the mot
Interest tug topic discussed is that of
moving to some district when it id
possible to wore easily seeuro what
U necessary for a comfortaMo exist
ence, where it is an easy matter to
become possessed of sufficient farm
laud to assure a competence for the
future. This, not only Interests the
head of the fumily, but ovcry indi
vidual member of it.
Having before mo the knowledge
where ho can secure a home with tho
expenditure of but little money, It is
well for him to obtain all Informa
tion possible regarding the (rodiu-i-iveness
of tho land In the country
thai ho may select. For honcuI yearn
past a largo number of Americans
have removed to Western Canada,
and as nearly as It can be ascer
tained almost nil of those have ex
pressed themselves satisfied with the
conditions that exist there. During
tho p.".at summer a number of ih" ed
itors of furm papers lhron; !iout tho
United States made n personal visit
on a tour of inspection and tin re
ports of theso gentlemen prove Inter
esting reading. Mr. H. K. Heath, ed
itor of tho "Nebraska Farmer,' a
paper enjoying a wide cliculatlon as
well as tho confidence of its sub
scribers, after giving some idea of
tho extent of this wonderful country
" Western Canada Is the last un
occupied nnd unimproved good agri
cultural luud lu America available
t j day."
Ho then discusses Its possibilities
for raising live t-tock, and tho advan
tages it possessed for dairying, farm
in;; and wheat prowing, and says,
"What has been said about the coun
try as to tho nbll.ty of the soil, the
yield of wonderful crops of wheat.
Is quite Justified."
To quote further from Mr. Heath,
he says, referring to clln nte:
"TIipho people (skeptical on:s) do
not know or realize that altitudo
more than latitude makes climates;
that largo bodies of water, both fresh
and salt, that never freeze over, ex
ert a wonderful Influence on climate.
Another Influence on climate, morn
potent than those named above,
which applies more to tho Alberta
dislilct, is tho warm Chinook bree.o
from tho Pacific ocean, which is 000
or 700 mill's nearer thun Colorado or
Wyoming, besides tho Rocky Moun
tain range Is not nearly so high nor
half so far from tho ocean as it is
down In tho States.
"In further considering tho climate
of tho Canadian prairies, wo should
not loso sight of tho fact of tho In
fluence of the rains; the totnl nver
ago rainfall for the season is but 13.33
Inches for the territories, ami 17.34
Inches In Manitoba, and that tho
amounts falling between April lit and
October 1st aro respectively y.3l)
Inches and 12.S7 inches or about three
fourths of the entire rainfall. From
tho middle of June to tho middle of
July (hero aro over two hours mora
daylight In every twenty-four hours
than there Is In Nebraska. Tho main
reason why Western Canada wheat
grows (o such perfection is the effect
of solar light, or longer period of sun
shine It gets each day. This Is what
makes seeds or grain more perfect,
grown In this country than elsewhere.
This extraordinary rapid growtli of
vegetation under the Influence of this
long continued sunshlno exceeds any
thing known iu lower latitudes.
"Wo do not wish it understood that
wheat alone Is the main product ol
this country; it loads in that, yei. it la
destined lo become famous for its cut
tle, horses and sheep and for Its dairy
products. Wo saw more and larger
bands of cnttlo and sheep grazing In
Assiniboia and Alberta than wo ever
Raw on tho western plains of tho
United States. Ono band of oattlo
numbering 5,000 head wero grazing on
the rich grass, and sheep without num
ber." The government of tho Dominion of
Canada Is still uaing the snino ener
getic efforts which havo been used for
tho past G or fi years to sottlo up theso
western prairies, nnd on application
to any Agent of the Canadian Govern
ment tho settler will be able to secure
a certificate entitling him to a low
rate which will give him tho oppor
tunity of visiting any portion of Can.
ada's grain producing domain.
WERE WELCOMED TO
DURING LAtiT YEAR.
The? ire lettlrd and nelllini on th drain nj
Gixini 1 mli. ami are ptoierou ami atitird.
Sir Willied Lauiiar lacemlj tnid : "A nnw itar
has risen on Ihe hfinrnn. and it it toward it that
very iuinnrrant who IraTen tho land uf his anca
tora to come and aerk a home for burnctt now
lurni till aa" Canuda. Tueia ia
Room for Millions.
rittKK Hnniratraila given wjr. Hrlioola,
thurrhea, Kallwaya, MuvrkoU. Climate
Trjthln u be dralrcil. '
For a (Wtlptlea Atlut and other Information,
appl; to Superintendent Immitration. Ottawa Can
ada, pi auihoriiad Canadian tiuvarnmcnt Aient
W. . Ilaniwii, Dot N.w York Lit. Umldina,
J.n,.'!!!?.,"",,,,,1, 0' "'"a to man.f. k0,.
mu in tin Count, .ml admuimr termor, for w,
r Vj ; ;ikr::wn It nM '
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P..d aarh Mond,,, l, rhrrk direri fm, head. '
lera. t.Pei... n.onr, advances po.itioa Pame
la lit. fcip-neni e tw t ..i,, A.ldtema
T. J. COOPJlR, Mum,..,,'
Como Slock, CHICAOO, '.LU
WESTERN SUPPLY CO.
PUMPS, WINDMILLS and
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