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If the new parole In of Minnesota
la held to be valid by tbe courts, in n
abort time the Younger brothers, prin
cipals with the James brothers in rob
bing the bank at Nortbfleld in 1876,
will be released after twenty-flve
years of Imprisonment. General public
opinion and the highest doctrines of
mercy Justify granting freedom to
these men. They have paid a frightful
penalty for their crime. A sister's love
has battled for the law, which may
now free them, for the last fifteen
years. This devotion has been sup
ported by Senator Stephen B. Elklns,
who has repeatedly In the last Ave
years given bis Influence in favor of
tne parole of the men. A romantic
tinge Is given to tbe reasons assigned
for the interest In the case by the un
supported story that his life was saved
during the civil war by one of the
The story of the raid on the North
field bank Is so well remembered and
has been retold so often that but slight
reference to it is necessary. The men
who rrde Into Nortbfleld included Jes
se and Frank James, Clel Miller,
Charles Pitts, One Caldwell, Coleman
Younger, Bob Younger and Jim Young
er, reven ss desperate characters as
ever mounted horses. Tbey killed
Cashier Haywood, wounded Teller
Bunker and then shot dead a citizen
while escaping through the streets to
the open pralrfes. One of their number,
Bob Younger, received a dangerous
gun shot and as they sped Into the
country he became weaker and weak
er from loss of blood. When as far
south as Mankato tbe James brothers
proposed that an end be put to Bob's
ufferlngs. Jesse James said:
"Cole, we're !n a bad fix and there's
emly one way out of it Our trail Is so
plala that a blind man can follow it.
We've got to move rapidly. 'Bob' can't
live. He's already finished now. We
can't get away with him, and his suf
Jrrlngs ought to be ended now. He
must die In a few hours anyway. Then
Henby Jor Chin Mu4ion.
Colonel Charles Denby will return
to China, it Is rumored, as minister
plenipotentiary in the place of Edwin
H. Conger. Mr. Conger has not re
signed, and It Is known that he speaks
of returning to Pekin in his official ca
pacity. At the same time it is asserted
that the Pekln mission was offered to
John Goodnow, now consul general at
Shanghai, who refused because of the
difference in salaries, his present post
paying $20,000, while that at Pekin
draws only 112,000. Colonel Denby
made a brilliant success of the Chinese
mission during the thirteen years ha
held it. He was appointed by Presi
dent Cleveland In 1885. President Har
rison recalled him and appointed Hen
ry W. Blair In bis stead. The new min
ister started for Pekln. but so ttrong
COL. CHARLES DENBY.
was the protest of the Chinese govern
ment that the president decided to
retain Colonel Der by, In the mission.
President Cleveland did not disturb
tbe Indiana man In 1892. and It Is now
aid that another Republican president
will restore blm to his old place. Col.
Denby thoroughly understands the
Chines character, and Is therefore
eminently qualified for tbe post.
Why Jtctf '
A member of tbe Canadian House of
Commons complained In debate toe
we r-n travel faster and I think we
can -et away."
Cole looked Jesse over coldly and
"We will separate now and here.
'Jim,' 'Bob' and I will stick together.
If iMts, Frank anl Caldwell want to
go with you they can, you ."
So Jesse James, F'rank and Cald
well, deserted their three' wounded
companions at the Blue Earth river
bridge, near Mankato and worked their
way due west Into South Dakota and
thence made their way in safety to
Missouri and home. Pitts would not
desert the Younger brothers.
A few days later the Younger broth
ers sad Pitts were cornered on a spur
of land Jutting into the Watonwan
river. Sheriff Gillespie and Captain W.
W. Murphy, Captain B. G. Yates led
the party of farmers and citizens that
Cole and James Younger were again
wounded. They fell and "Bob" Young
er stood alone to defend tbem. His
brothers oarfed his jiftols while ac
fired. A bullet tore through bis side.
"Jim," lying down was again shot.
"Bob" tried to hold up his wounded
arms and called out to the sheriff:
"Let up. The boys are all shot to
, For ten years after their sentence
Cole and "Jim" -were under the sur
geon's care. "Bob" died in the prison
from consumption and the effect of his
In prison the two surviving broth
ers have been models. They have stud
ied medicine, the law and theology.
They have never disobeyed orders.
Warden after warden has testified not
only to their obedience, but to the be
lief that they would make good citi
zens if freed. The legislature has said
finally that they may be paroled. The
state's prison board has so recommend
ed. Now the board of pardons and the
state courts must decide finally if the
new parole law is legal.
other day that the map of the Domin
ion exhibited at the Paris Fair gave
the Alaskan boundary as contended for
by the United States. He hoped It
would not be sent to Glasgow. But why
not? All Canadian maps, like all
other maps published anywhere in the
world, gave the Alaskan boundary as
Americans represent it until a few
years ago. The Encyclopedia Britan
nica and the London Times Atlas do
the same thing. When the Canadian
government Is making an exhibit at a
world's fair, where its display will be
subject to the critical Inspection of well
Informed people from all parts of the
world, why should it make Itself ri
diculous by pressing claims which do
very well for diplomatic purposes, but
have not standing In geography. It
would be a waste of money for the
government at Ottawa to advertise a
part of the United States on a map of
the Dominion of Canada.
Heal Glory in China.
The departure of the American cav
alry and artillery from Pekln restored
peace conditions In China as far as we
are concerned. If civilization has any
more burning or looting to do there
It will have to do It without our help.
The American policy In China has
been one thing in which all Americans
can take honest pride. The conduct
of our troops and- the orders under
which they have acted have been alike
admirable. A few days ago when it
was announced that our forces were
about to leave Pekln the people of the
district they had been policing signed a
petition begging that they might be al
lowed to stay. Such a thing la a more
legitimate source of pride to ua than a
victory In battle. Many nations have
won battles, and the reputation of
American troops as fighters cannot be
affected by one trophy more or less.
But it Is not often In tbe history of the
world that an Invading army baa been
begged by the people It baa subdued to
stay with them. That la real glory.
The sultan may read all the postal
cards addressed to the American lega
tion, but he must be careful about go
ing any further. Ex.
;j Current Topics
Irishman Succeed K.ini Edtmard
Tbe Marquis of Uiuiouue is now tbe
commodore of tho Royal Yacht Squad
ron, succeeding King Edwaid in that
position. The Duke of leds has ben
made vice commodore. The elec tion
took place a few days ago at London.
Lord Ormonde Is one of the niot
notable men In the Irish peerage. He
is the hereditary chief butler of Ire
land and vice admiral of Leinster. Born
at Kilkenny Caatle on October 5,
1844, he succeeded the second marquis,
bis father, in the great estates of the
marquisate in 1854. He was educated
at Harrow and Joined the First Life
Guards in 1863, retiring with the rank
of captain ten years later. The mar
quis has always been devoted to the
pastime of yachting, and is himself an
excellent sailor. His marchioness Is
the daughter of the first Duke of West
minster. VnrMf at Stanford XniUersity
Tbe recent manifesto, signed by
thirty-seven members of the faculty of
Stanford University, indorsing the ac
tion of the owner of the Institution and
her agents in the Ross case, has not
had the desired effect. Instead of end
ing the disturbance it has stirred it up
afresh. Now an assistant professsor
and an Instructor lent by Harvard a
few months ago to (111 out the terms of
Professors Howard and Spencer have
refused permanent positions at in
creased salaries, and other resignations
are expected. The whole trouble, of
course, is due to the lack of clear un
derstanding of the conditions of em
ployment at Stanford. Many profes
sors went there under the Impression
that the Institution was a university in
the modern sense of the term, and
when they came Into collision with the
authorities by acting under that im
pression they felt resentful. Of course,
professors who go there now will not
be under any such misconception. They
will understand that they are employ
ed not to extend the bounds of knowl
edge, but to teach such doctrines as are
agreeable to their superiors, and they
will have no excuse for displaying a
spirit of insubordination.
XOtd-t Jot Jefferson' Son.
A sequel to a little romance that
dates back to tbe summer of 1898 was
the marriage at Buzzard's Bay,
Mass., the other day, of Chris-
MRS. WM. WINTER JEFFERSON,
(Formerly Miss Christie MacDonald.)
tie MacDonald and William Win
ter Jefferson at the Crow's Nest, the
nniatial summer home of the veteran
actor, Joseph Jefferson, father of the
groom. The wedding took place at
noon in the spacious parlor, which
bad been transformed Into a bower of
and fragrant exotics. The
young couple started on their bridal
tour In a novel manner, their irienai
placing them in a carriage, which was
handsomely decorated with ribbons,
and drawing the heavy vehicle, the
bride and groom urging them on over
the sandy roads to the station. Tbe
wedding was entirely private and only
the. Immediate relatives and a few
friends of the young couple were pres
ent. Other Thinj-i "Beside Wealth.
Mr. Schwab, president of the steel
trust, says that the boy who takes a
.ninaraiiv course can never catch up
to the boy who enters business life at
the age of 17. Catch up in wnaw
nuvimiaiv in acauiiing wealth or em
ployment with a view to wealth. But
there are other things ana n is a puy
.. . man nf Mr. Schwab's promi
nence had not pointed them out. One
Is that it Is far from being an un
worthy thing to acquire knowledge for
the sake of knowledge, to be cultured,
to be many-sided as to more than one
Industry and calling.
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Complaining and Defending Factions
Each have a Delegate on the Way.
ARE TO EXPLAIN THEIR TROUBLES
Petition Asking Hawaiian Goarnora
Kainor' I 1 to Ha Foatponad Kapnb
lleana Sand an Endoraamaut Contra
dicting Horn Kular'a Charge.
HONOLULU, May 8. Via San
Francisco, May 15. By the steamer
Maripoea today Horns Rule Repre
sentative K. W. Beckley, Hon. Samuel
Parker, Delegate R. W. Wilcox leave
for San Francisco. Beckley goes to
lav before President McKinley a
home rule resolution passed in the
house and senate asking for the re
moval of Governor Dole. Parker has
a memorial unanimously Indorsed by
the republican members of both
houses and by the territorial repub
lican central committee replying to
the home rule charges against Dole.
Wilcox is on his way back to Wash
ington and says be has nothing to do
with the fight.
In the bouse this morning, Repre
sentative Emmeluth, home rule, made
a sensational speech against the gov
ernor. The legislature had been call
ed in special session for appropriation
bills and had just completed its or
ganization when Emmeluth introduc
ed a resolution to provide for the
sending of Berkley to San Francisco.
In support of it he declared that the
conditions that had led to the revolt
in 1893 bad developed again, with
Dole now the usurper of power In
stead of the ex-queen. It was intend
ed by the home rulers to have the
resolution to send Beckley concur
rent, but the senate adjourned for the
day too early, and, as the steamer was
leaving this afternoon, the house
passed it as a house resolution. Both
houses organized for business and
re elected most of their former organ-'
The republican members of the leg
islature and the members of the cen-;
tral committee and the Joint caucjs'
have endorsed the action of Governor!
Dole in refusing to extend the ses-
sion of the legislature, and after the'
adoption of the home rule resolution
of last week making charges against
the governor, asking for his removal,
and declaring that he was responsible
for the failure of the legislature to
do any considerable amount of busi
ness, the republicans prepared a state
ment In reply which Samuel Parker
tfkes with him.
The reply states that the home rule
party, having control of the legisla
ture, blocked every effort at substan
tial legislation; that bills were so 11
Icgically put together that it was im
possible to do anything with them;
that the home rule party was con
stantly hampered with petty jealous
ies, and that these party bickerings
caused the president of the senate,
himself a member of the home rule
ptrty, to resign In disgust. The reply
states further that one of the causes
o? the failure of the members of the
home rule party to attain their ob
jects, and which prevented the legis
lature from accomplishing more, was
the insistence of the home rule mem
bers upon the use of the Hawaiian
language in the legislative proceed
ings, notwithstanding the organic act
provides that "All legislative proceed
ings shall be conducted In the English
language." They elected interpreters
and required interpretation of all
bills, resolutions, motions and de
bates. Mm. Nation Denies Insanity.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 16. Mrs. Na
tion will appeal from the verdict ren
dered against her and declares she will
rgue her own cases hereafter and de
mand women Jurors. "I had two thing
to contend with," she said; "my law
yers bungled the case and there were
anarchists on the jury. I am not in
sane and begged my lawyers not to en
ter such a plea."
First Payment Nest Year.
BERLIN, May 16. A dispatch re
ceived here from Pekin says the note
of the Chinese peace plenipotentiaries,
nrcepting the amount of Indemnity de
manded by the powers, propose to pay
the first of the thirty annual Install
ments of 15,000,000 taels in July, 1902.
Ilaa Not Sold Northern Tactile.
BERLIN, May 16. It Is authorita
tively confirmed that the Deutsche
bank has not sold its holdings of
Northern Pacific to Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
Mr. Blow la Enrouta noma.
CHICAGO, May 16. Mrs. Jennie
Qoodell Blow, who originated the hos
pital ship Idea for the British in South
Africa, arrived here last night, en
route from Europe to her home In Colo
rado. While In England Mrs. Blow
Was the recipient of high honors, both
from Queen Victoria and King Edward
VII. When she returned from South
Africa King Edward appointed her
Lady of Grace of the Order of St. John
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THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
latest ((notations from Souln Ossaba
, and Kansas CI IT.
CATTLE There, wan rather a light
supply of cattle on xa If. as receipts in
eluded a big string of Texas cattle that
were not offered on the market. The de
mand was good on the part of all lae
local packers as as a result the bulk
of the cattle soon changed hands. There
were about sixty cars of beef steers on
sale and packers started out and tried
to buy their nup:illes a little easier.. Sell
ers, however, held for stronger price
and as packers wanted the cattle they
had to pay steady to stronger prices as
compared with yesterday. After the
market was fairly started the good cat
tle sold readily and the market closed
up good and strong and in some cases
sales were made that looked quite a
little higher than the same kind sold yes
terday. There were only about ten cars
of butcher slock on sale and the market
ruled active and stead- to strong all
around. Cow stuff is easily a dime high
er than It was at the close of last week.
There were not enough feeders on sale
to make a market. There are very few
in the hands of speculators at the pres
ent time, but owing to the light demand
from the country they do not want any
HOGS There was not a very heavy run
of hogs and the market opened a good
2M,c higher on the heavy hogs. The light
hogs, however, were very hard to dis
pose of at any figure and in a good many
cases sellers complained that they could
not get more than steady prices for that
calss. The bulk of the mixed hogs sold
tills morning at 5.67V4 and 18.70. K wag
not a particularly active market, but
stil they kept moving toward the scales
and the more desirable loads were out of
Arts hands in good season.
SHEEP There were only about four
cars of sheep and lambs on sale and the
market could be quoted strong and ac
tive. Clipped wethers sold at $4,25, clipped
lambs at 14.60 and a bunch of Colorado
wooled lambs were sold to arive at $5.10.
wooled lambs were sold to arrive at $5.10.
ma nil and the general belief Is that they
would have brought from $5.15 to $5.25
today had there been any on sale.
CATTLE Native and Texas beef steers,
active and steady; stockers and feeders,
steady; cows and heifers, steady to weak;
good to choice dressed beef steers. $5.30
fo5.60; fair to good, $4.65i&5.25; stockers
and feeders, $3.75i&4.90; cows, $3.25(54.60;
heifers, $3.2Bfi5.00; canners. $2.25(?3.15;
bulls. $3.2504.75; calves, $4.256.00.
HOGS Market steady to 5c higher; top,
t'l.Hl'A; bulk, $3.60i&5.S0; heavy. S.75fc8.87t4:
mixed' packers, $5 605.72; pigs, $4.50
SHEEP AND LAMBS-Market 5010c
higher; western lambs, $4.90&5.25: western
wethers, $i.25'&4.70; western yearlings,
$4.604.80; ewes, $3.75ti'4.7:; culls, $2.50
3.50; grass Texas sheep, $3.7uf4.25; spring
BONANZA STRIKE IN WYOMING
Gold Whose Rlehnas Causes a Bash
Poind In tha Mountains.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 18.
Word was received here today of a
bonanza gold strike made last Mon
day In tbe mountain four miles from
Atlantic City by Holstngton and Carr,
two old prospectors. Pieces of rich
float had been picked up in the vicin
ity and the prospectors ran an open
cut. In this a ledge of ore running
$20,000 a ton in gold was struck near
the grass roots. Great excitement
prevails and a rush to the district has
set in. The scene of the discovery is
midway between the famous Atlantic
City and Southern Pass sold camps
100 miles distant north of the Union
Pacific, in Fremont county. Over a
quarter of a century ago millions of
dollars worth of gold was mined in
the district, but most of the mines
were abandoned during the Black
Hills excitement. One mine, the Ca
rissa, has been a steady producer of
Looks Like Corn Deal Is Off.
CHICAGO, May 18. It was reported
in the corn pit today that George
H. Phillips had practically closed out
his deal in May corn. On the top of
recent heavy sales for current month
delivery he sold 1,000,000 bushels to
tiay and the price dropped from 54
cents, at which the market closed
yesterday, to 50 cents. Mr. Phillips
refused to say positively that he was
out of his May deal, although he did
say, "It looks as though it was all
Alger Start to Carlsbad.
NEW YORK, May 18. R. A. Al
ger, former secretary of war, and Mrs.
Alger sailed for Europe yesterday on
the St. Louis.
"I am going over for my health,"
said General Alger, "as I have not had
a rest since the campaign of 1886. I
am going to Carlsbad and I shall re
main here some time, returning In Au
gust." Iowa Has Centenarian.
SIBLEY, la., May 18. William Mil
ler, living at Sibley with his daugh
ter, Miss Ida Smith, is in his 101st
year. He was born near Hamburg,
Germany, March 15, 1801, and nearly
fifty years ago removed from Ger
many to Lafayette, Ind., and ft few
years ago came to Iowa.
Crowe Imitator Trapped.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 18. Thos.
Abhton, a weatlthy stockman living
south of this city, received several
letters threatening himself, his home
and family with destruction unless he
deposited $12,000 in gold at a desig
nated place. Detectives watched a
decoy placed at the spot and early this
morning captured the writer, who
proved to be William Pflaum, aged
2:1, a farmer, who confessed that he
got the Idea from Pat Crowe's work
Ammea Supplicating Attitude in An-
iwering Demands for Idemnity.
COUNTRY TOO POOR TO MY IT
Uaalt Is lS.eoO.OOe TaaU Annuity far
tha Max Thirty Yaan Ministers Art
llant and Dacllna t Com salt Thana
aaUe at Praaaat.
PEKIN, May 15. The answer of
China to the statement of the foreign
powers a to the losses sustained by
nations and individuals In China baa
Tbe answer commences with an ap
peal to mercy, saying that the coun
try is impoverished. The answer ex
plains that the utmost China can of
fer is 15,000,000 taels annually for the
next thirty years. This amount wM
be derived as follows: From aalt,
10,000,000 taels; from the likin tax,
2,000,000 taels, and from native cus
toms, 3,000,000 taels. The communica
tion further asserts that were this
done it would leave the country un
able to meet the expenses of govern
ment without assistance. It la re
quested that the foreign customs be
increased one-third, tha receipt
therefrom to be given to China for the
purposes of government. The minis
ters refuse to discuss this answer un
til it has been considered by them in
WASHINGTON, May 15. A cable
gram from Mr. Rockhill, special
United States commissioner at Pekin,
received at the state department, men
tions the receipt by the ministers of
the response of the Chinese envoys to
the ministers' demands for indemnity.
The dispatch Indicates briefly that the
Chinese represent that an annual pay
ment of 15,000,000 taels is the full ex
tent of their power to pay on in
demnity account. It will take thirty
years to discbarge the debt at that
rate without Interest.
Mr. Rockhill makes no mention of
the subject of Interest, nor does he
touch upon the means by whicta the
money Is to be raised by China, or say
who is to guaranty a loan necessary
to be made. It appears that the Chi-
nese feel themselves obliged to sub
mit to the powers in this question of
indemnity, as in all other things, and
though realizing their own inability to
assume this indebtedness of 450,000,
000 taels, they- feel obliged to make
the effort. Mr. Rockhill has been in
structed to continue his efforts to se
cure an abatement of the total In
demnity, but in the present disposi
tion of the powers little hope of suc
cess is entertained.
LONDON, May 15. Dr. Morrison,
wiring to the Times from Pekln, saya:
"The Chinese reply to the ministers
of the powers is not acceptable. For
the first time in the history of diplo
matic relations with the Chinese, a
French translation accompanied the
WILL CONTINUE IN BUSINESS.
ReceWcrahlp of Live Stock Voaapany
Will Not Tla Up Firm.
KANSAS CITY, May 15. Uttley
Wedge, who was yesterday appointed
receiver of the Siegel-Sanders Live
Stock company on an application filed
by Frank Rockefeller, the principal
btockholder in the firm, took charge
today. Mr. Wedge states that the bus
iness will be continued without Inter
ruption and that the naming of a re
ceiver will not be permited to inter
fere In any way with the firm's branch
es in Chicago. What action, if any,
will be taken against Frank Slegel,'
president and general manager of the
stock company, who is accused in Mr.
Rockefeller's petition with mismanage
ment, is not apparent and neither Re
ceiver Wadge nor the officials of the
company will at this time vouchsafe
any information on tbe nubject. Mr.
Rockefeller has promised to make a
(statement during the day.
Asylum Inspector Appointed.
DES MOINES, May 15. -The State
Board of Control has anointed Dr. N.
M. Voldeng of this city to act as In
spector of Insane asylums in the dis
trict which Is under the care of Dr.
Frank C. Hoyt, superintendent of the
state hospital at Mount Pleasant. The
state is divided into districts and the
cuperintendent of each of the three
state insane hospitals is assigned a
district in which to make Inspections
of the county and private Insane hos
pitals. Owing to the continued sick
ness of Superintendent Hoyt, who haa
been ill In Texas for several months,
toother was appointed to do his work.
Mr. MrK Inlay Is Battar.
SAN FRANCISCO, May IB. Mrs.
McKInley's physician reports his pa
tient somewhat Improved this morn
ing. President McKinley bai decided
not to go to Palo Alto today to greet
the Stanford university students.
ad of MartUI Law.
MADRID, May 15. The cabinet has
decided to end the state of siege la
Barcelona and to restore tha coMUtiv
tlonal guaranties tkm.
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