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THE MOKXIXG OREGOXTAN. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1901.
RATE CUTTING END
One of the Effects of Com
munity of Ownership,
NO MORE TRAFFIC WRANGLES
Railroad Officials Figure the In
creased Revenue nt Fifty Millions
or More a YearNo Con
cession to Shippers.
NEW YORK, March C The Mail and
Express today says:
"Some large "Western shippers of freight
complain that it Is now useless to make
the rounds of the various railroad offices
looking for concessions on shipments from
Chicago to Pacific Coast points, for ex
ample. This is pointed to as one of the
Immediate results of the bankers' agree
ment for the division of all the railroads
of the United States into groups, or com
munity of ownership. It means that the
ad'Isory board of half a dozen men now
hold the reins and whenever rates need
adjusting the orders emanate from this
body of bankers who appoint the com
mittee. There are no longer any long
wrangles of traffic officials. These men
are instructed to get together and make
such tariffs or such changes in the rates
as the bankers' committee, or perhaps he
presidents themselves, think ought to he
made. As a result the machinery works
as smoothly as If there were only one
great system Instead of many independent
"Some railroad authorities think the in
creased revenue, by reason of the abolish
ment of rate-cutting and absence of a few
small advances in tariffs w,ill amount to I
ju,wu,wu or more a year. According to
one authority, the, losses to the railroads
annually for the payment of commis
sions used to run into the millions, and,
as a rule, the general public did not bene
fit correspondingly. Again, the commun
ity of ownership method has reduced
rivalry to a minimum, and it has been
possible to run fewer trains and make
less extravagant concessions in order to
RIO GRANDE "WESTERN DEAL.
Eastern Mag-nates Trying to Control
the Western Road.
DENVER, March 6. The News says to
day: The community of interests is after
the Rio Grande "Western Railway. For
a week past a party of experts from Tew
York has been making a thorough Inspec
tion of the system, and if present plans
are carried out. the Rio Grande "Western
will pass Into control of the railway
magnates headed by Gould, Rockefeller
and Harriman, within the next SO days.
The financial management of the road ha&
set a price and if the syndicate accepts
the figures the deal will be quickly con
summated. The leader of the inspection
party is Virgil O. Bogue, an engineering
expert. Stephen Little, controller of the
Denver & Rio Grande Road, is a member
of the party, as is J. H. McClement, con
troller of the Chicago Terminal
Transfer Company. The road Is
stocked for $17,500,000, of which
$10,000,000 Is common and $7,500,0W
preferred. The preferred Is celling In the
market at 93 cents, and the common as
high as S7 to 90 cents. Assuming that
the owners of the stock will accept 90
cents per share for both kinds of stock,
the road can be bought for $10,000,000. This
is at the rate of $25,000 a mile, a moderate
cost, taking Into consideration the excel
lent condition of the property and its
SALT LAKE, March C The Tribune to
morrow, will sav:
"It cannot be authoritatively announced i
mat me narnman syndicate has not
bOUcrht the Rln Ornnrtn "Woe... nn i.
there the slightest probability of such'
d. jjurcnase. un me otner nana, it cannot
be denied that a big Rio Grande Western
deal is on the tapis, and, although It may
be well Into the Summer before it Is fully
consummated, yet the examination just
made by the experts is for the purpose
of effecting such a plan. The Rio Grande
"Western, it can be added, will remain as
a decided factor In Utah railroad circles
and in the trans-continental .situation.
AFTER THE BURLINGTON.
Xotv It Is Snid'Thnt Hill In Trying to
NEW YORK. March C The Commercial
"The heavy buying of Chicatro. Burllmr-
ton & Quincy railroad shares -within the j
past few days is partly explained today
Dy tne report from a trustworthy source
that James J. Hill and his friends' have J
been seeking to obtain "control .of this 1
property in the Interest of the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific. "Wall
street operators say that both the Union
Pacific and the Northern Pacific Inter
ests have secured sufficient stock to be
entitled to representation in the "board
of control. The efforts of outside parties
to secure control of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Qulncy have been stoutly resisted
by some of the largest stockholders, who
have been connected with the property
for many years, and who have a strong
2alth in its future growth. These iriside
Interests have thus far prevented the
newcomers from securing a majority' of
the Burlington stock. "Whether their re
sistance to a change In the control will
continue to be effective remains to be
"It is an interesting fact that one of the
strongest Interests in th6 Burlington,
which is seeking to preserve the Inde.
pendence of that property, is the same
Interest that was largely instrumental in
preventing J. P. Morgan and James J.
Hill from getting control of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.
"The report that Pennsylvania railroad
Interests were buying Burlington shares
Is authoritatively denied by Representa
tives of that company. The Pennsylvania
people say that they have now got all the
railroad property they want.'
Headed for Oregon nnd "Washington
From, St. Paul.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. March 6. Of the 1600
homeseekers leaving here today for the
"West more than half the numbor are
bound for Oregon and will settle along
the O. R. & N. They are all from the
Eastern and Middle States. The balance
will locate in Western Washington. Al
though 0000 emigrants have passed through
St. Paul since February 12, railroad of
ficials say the movement Is not fairly
Freight Schedule Commission.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March C Th&
House today, after a long fight, pasted
a bill providing for a freight schedule
commission to be composed of the Rail
road and Warehouse Commissioners and
two other members to be selected by the
Governor. The bill provides that the com
mission shall make for each railroad cor
poration a schedule of maximum rales
fr the transportation of goods In less
than carload lots. These rates are to be
published and enforced by the commis
A BnrllnKton Cat-Off.
OMAHA, March 6. The Burlington road
has let a contract, amounting to $5a,W0,
for building a cut-off on the main line be
tween Red Oak and Vllllsco, la., which
will reduce the distance betw.een Chicago
and Omaha by several miles.
MAIL ROBBER RUN DJ3WN.
Arrested in San Francisco for Steal
ing a Registered Pouch.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6. Joseph A.
Conlln, formerly a clerk in branch post
office H. In New York City, was arrests
ed here last night by Detective Ryan, and
is held in the city prison awaiting his
transportation to New York. Conlln is
accused of having stolen last October a
registered mallpouch containing 143 regis
tefed packages, amounting to about $40.-
000 worth Df registered bonds and $3000
cash. Conlin was found living on Fourth
street with Sarah Donnelly, who had ac
companied him to this city from Brook
lyn. It was learned that Conlln, or O'Rell,
as he was known here, was training Mc
Fadden, the prizefighter, In Alameda.
Conlln was seen In his cell and said:
"I am the man they want, all right, and
1 know what they want me for. I want
to say that I got very little of the money
or bonds that were stolen. I am up
against It now all right. The day after
I left New York I was appointed on the
New York police force, having passed the
second highest examination out of lLOOO
men. I got off wrong, and here I am
now with nothing In front of me. I am
sorry for the woman that Is with me.
My wife and two children are In New
NEW YORK, March 6. On the evening
of October 15 last, three registered mall
packages were started for delivery from
station H to the general office. Only two
of the bags were delivered. The missing
bag contained five pouches filled wltn
registered matter. They had been locked
In the bag under the eyes of an inspector
and placed In the wagon for delivery. The
wagon was locked and started for the
general postofflce. When the wagon was
opened It was found that there were but
twp bags of mail matter. Conlin, who
was one of the men who handled the bags,
disappeared from station H the next
night. He was traced to San Francisco
and located there last week.
Nejcro Held for Jlnnlcr.
WARRENSBURG, Mo., March C Wil
liam Wisely, colored, was placed in jail
at Knob Noster, 10 miles east of War
rensburg, today, charged with murdering
Nellie Allen, a 17-year-old white girl. The
girl's body was found in the middle of
the street near Mrs. Allen's home last
night. The face showed marks of vio
lence. Today the Coroner's jury found
that death was caused by violence and
charged Wisely with the crime. Wisely,
when arrested, declared his Innocence.
He had, it Is said, been at the Allen
house shortly before the girl left the
house. Miss Allen was the daughter of
a widow. Wisely was held upon the tes
timony of Mrs. Allen, but the evidence
against him Is not conclusive.
Murdered for His Money.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., March C
Last Monday evening Robert C. Shrader
received $1500 due him from his grand
father's estate, hired a horse and buggy
and started home from this city. Later
the horse was found wandering In the
road and in a lane off the main road a
laprobe that belonged with the livery
rig, covered with blood, was picked up.
From where the robe was found -to the
Ohio River is only a short distance and
Schrader's relatives believe .that he has
been murdered arid his body thrown Into
Dotson's Slnyer Captured.
HELENA, Mont., March 0. James Mc
Arthur, an ex-convict wanted on a chargo
of killing Captain Dotson, 20 miles west
or Helena, February 15, has been cap
tured In Ravalli, Mont., after a memora
ble chase. It is claimed that McArthur
killed Dotson at the Instance of the lat
ter's -son. who is serving a 89 years' sen
tence in the Penitentiary.
Shot His "Wife In n Quarrel.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. March 6.-As
the result of a quarrel, Albert Zimmer
man, 40 years old, shot his wife through
the head today and attempted to kill her
father. He then sent a bullet through
his brain and died Instantly. Zimmerman
was a son of the Inventor of the auto
harp. TeleKraphic Brevities.
Peru is threatened with a cabinet crisis.
H. C. Frey resigned as president of the
National Glass Company, the tableware
Irving Long, of Boston, defeated W. H.
Clearwater, of Pittsburg, in the Boston
At Glasgow there are 42 fresh smallpox
cases, and the total number of patients
In hospitals is 435.
Bituminous coal miners at Altoona, Pa.,
will strike April 1, unless their wage
scale" is agreed upon.
Efforts to effect a settlement of the
racetrack war between tne California and
San Francisco Jockey Clubs have failed.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce, of
New York, has resolved to have a strictly
impartial analysis made of the lemons of
California and Italy.
Relatives of. Miss Mary Beach Tousey,
of New York, will contest her will, which
bequeathed RO00.O00 to religious and char
The New Zealand Government has de
cided to submit to referendum the ques
tion whethor it shall Join the Common
wealth of Australia.
James Callahan, one of the alleged kld
'napjer? of Edward Cudahy. Jr., waived
.preliminary hearing and was held to the
District Court in $7000 bonds.
The Portuguese Government has sent a
cruiser to Oporto, and has ordered othor
warships to be in readiness to go there
on account of .the anti-clerical manifesta
tions: The Chicago Institute Is to become a
professional school of the University of
Chicago, and will include a school of ped
agogy and an elementary school and kin
dergarten. George Cornwallis West, whose wife was
Lady Randolph Churchill, is lying 111 at
Troon, near Glasgow, where he has been
lately residing for the purpose of studying
The Order of Brith Abraham, in the an
nual convention at Chicago, voted to ad
mit women into the order. The propo
sition provides for lodge composed of
men and women.
Edwin F. Uhl, Assistant Secretary of
State for a time during Cleveland's second
administration, afterward United States
Ambassador to Germany, :s critically 111
at Grand Raalds.
Rev. E. F. Emerson, who was arrested
for taking part in a Topeka raid, recent
ly, was in the Police Court, yesterday,
on the charge of carrying concealed
weapons and resisting an officer. He was
An Air Torpedo.
WASHINGTON, March C A Swedish
Army officer has patented an air torpedo
of a construction heretofore unknown,
and received a government subsidy for ex
ploiting it, according to a communication
to the State Department from Consul
General Gunther. at Frankfort, Germany.
The motion of the projectile is caused by
a force which is developed in the tor
pedo little by little from ignition of a
gas generated from slowly burning ma
terial. At the trials so far the torpedos
are reported to have traversed a distance
of 16.000 feet
"Wisconsin "Will Replace Oregon.
WASHINGTON, March 6. The battle
ship Wisconsin has been selected to re
place -the -Oregon in Asiatic waters when
that vessel is relieved in the near future.
NEGOTIATIONS- FOR PEACE
BOTHA TRYING TO ARRIVE AT
TERMS- "WITH THE BRITISH.
Little Doubt Thnt He "Will Surrender
the Boer Forces Under His
LONDON, March 7. Private informa
tion received in London this morning con
firms the rumors or negotiations between
Lord Kitchener, Sir Alfred Mllner and
Commandant - General Louis Botha. !
Nothing is known as to the actual pres
ence of the Boer commander-in-chief at
Pretoria, and no London paper publishes
a statement that he is there; but is is
reasonably certain that General Botha
is in either personal or very close touch
with Lord Kitchener. Today Sir Henry
CampbeU-Bannerman will endeavor to
extract some information from the gov
ernment on the subject In the House of
The Associated Press Is informed that
Sir Alfred Milner has gone to Pretoria
with the object of assisting Lord Kitch
ener In these negotiations, the length of
which appears to be due to General
Botha's desire to consult Acting-President
, Schalkberger, at Pletersburg, and
to make terms applying to the whole
Boer forces; but militating against this
is Lord Kitchener's doubt as to General
Botha's ability to control General Dewet
and other leaders, as well as the Internal
opposition General Botha Is encounter
ing. One of the best Informed authori
ties on South Africa said to a represent
ative of the Associated Press last even
ing: "We have little doubt that General
Botha will surrender. The question now
Is what forces he can bring with him.
We have "private Information tending to
show that Lord Kitchener and Sir Al
fred Mllner have decided to accept his
surrender on the basis that he is merely
an individual commander rather than a
Commander-in-Chief of the enemy's
forces. General Dewet and General De
larey, as well as the other leaders, will
probably have to be dealt with individu
ally on similar terms. If the negotiations
with General Botha reach a successful
termination, it will be, to use an expres
sive Americanism, 'Just one of the
It is also understood that Dr. Leyds
was recently negotiating to secure peace
terms, but when It was discovered that
he was merely acting a farce, not being
In communication with General Botha
or not being able to live up to the ten
tative suggestions made, the British Gov
ernment, having learned his views,
quickly ended the negotiations, especial
ly when It was found that Lord Kitch
ener was treating with General Botha,
while Dr. Leyds was unable to speak au
thoritatively fcr the forces In the field.
Curiously enough the War Office seems
genuinely without definite Information re
garding the exact status of affairs. The
great fiancnal lflrms whose Interests in
South Africa are almost equal to those
of the government believe from their pri
vate advices that the present situation Is
likely to result In the surrender of Gen
eral Botha and the forces under his Im
mediate command, while the other Boer
units will remain in the field.
The Daily Mail publishes the following
from Colesburg, dated March 5:
"A big movement is being prepared to
clear the whole of Orange River Colony
from north to south of Bers."
Cyclist Corps to Be OrKnnlzed.
LONDON, March C The War Office
has Issued orders for the organization of
eight volunteer cyclist companies, to be
composed of 120 men each, for service In
South Africa. The recent useful work of
the colonial cyclists .led to this action.
Boers Still Hold Penrstovrn.
CAPE TOWN. March 6. The Boers who
captured Pearstown on the Great RIet
River Sunday morning numbered 700, and
had two guns. They are still In posses
sion of the town. The garrison consisted
of 25 colonials and 50 town guards.
PROPOSED DUTY ON SUGAR.
English Refiner Sees No "Way Out of
LONDON, March 6. Regarding the
proposition to place a duty on sugar,
James Reld. in an Interview with a rep
resentative of the Associated Press, said:
"A tax on sugar is practically protec
tion, but I see no way out of It. In
deed, tHfe refiners of my constituency will
not be satisfied with a mere import duty,
arguing that this will leave them little
better off than before. What we hope to
get though (I am a refiner myself) is a
countervailing duty which will nullify
the bounties afforded by France, Germany
and Belgium. Twenty-five years ago
there were 14 refineries in Greenock. Now
there are only four. Formerly the pro
prietors wore very wealthy. Now they
are reduced to mediocre circumstances.
I do not think a tax or countervailing
duty will seriously affect the American
sugar. It Is chiefly aimed at the cheap
beet sugars of the Continent, which can
undersell anything produced here.
"The West Indian people are also seri
ously affected and are giving us the full
weight of their Influence. The chief op
position comes from the English confec
tioners and other users of cheap sugars.
But I do not think the government will
allow the refining Industry to die out for
the sake of one particular branch."
A serious editorial In today's Times, dis
cussing the advisability of placing a duty
on sugar, corn and agricultural products,
In view of the fact that taxation must be
doubled during the next three years,
"The people are tired of the theoret
ical objections to certain Import duties
which existed In the golden days of Mr.
Gladstone's free trade, but whether the
government. In spite of the enormous ma
jority, will be able to break down, even
as regards sugar alone, the principles of
free trade, is a matter upon which their
own supporters are Inclined to be doubt
ful." Dnke of York's Coloninl Trip.
LONDON, March 6. The official pro
gramme of the Duke of Cornwall and
York's Colonial visits give his arrival at
Halifax, September 15. He will leave
Halifax September 17. arriving at Que
bec September 20. and leavlnc- ther nn.
tober 17. He will arrive at St. Jo.hns
October 22, and leave there October 23, i
arriving at Portsmouth November 1.
The present Intention of the Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall and York appears
to go to Vancouver overland between
September 20 and October 17, possibly
passing through the United States on a
part of their return Journey.
CcnsuH of Bombay.
BOMBAY, March 6. The census re
turns show the City of Bombay has 700
000 inhabitants, a decrease of over 50.000
In 10 years, mainly due to the exodus
of the past two months on account of the
plague. Partial returns from the rural
districts show terrible decreases In pop
ulation through famine. The population
of Makantha has declined 22,000; Blja
pore 61,000 and Poonalrty 7400.
Nlcnrnprua Jadpc Killed.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. March 6, via
Galveston. Judge Meza. of the Nicaragua
Supreme Court, was killed yesterday at
Granada by Senor Lacayos, whose father
has been well known In NIcaraguan af
fairs. Friendship of Brazil.
NEfr YORK, March C A dispatch to
the Herald from Rio Janeiro says:
Charles Bryan, the United States Mln-
lster, has returned from Porto Alegro,
whither he went to attend the exposition.
His departure, from that city was made
the occasion for a demonstration of Bra
zil's friendship for the United States.
Troops lined the harbor front and saluted
him. and the municipal and state authori
ties accorded him every official honor.
The Governor of the. State of Rio Grande
gave a banquet in his honor.
Ordered to BoIlForclffners.
VICTORLV, B. C, March 6. Accord
ing to advices received by the steamer
Empress of India, documents found by a
foreigner In Pekln show that orders were
issued by the Chinese that as many for
eigners as possible were to be taken alive,
and according to the same orders the
fate planned for them was that their
captors should cary them to the "Temple
of Heaven and there put them through
the process of being boiled. The news
of the finding of these documents was
given by the Pekln correspondent of the
Hong Kong Press. The same correspond
ent says that the documents show that
instructions were sent to the Viceroy at
Nan King, Liu King Yu, to attack and
massacre the residents of Shanghai.
Festivities at Amsterdam.
AMSTERDAM, March 6. The festivities
which began here yesterday in connec
tion with the state entry of Queen Wil
helmlna and the Prince Consort were con
tinued today. An enormous crowd gath
ered before the palace to listen to a choir
of 2000 voices serenading the royal cou
ple. The latter stood on the balcony,
the Queen bearheaded, bowing her ac
knowledgment in response to the popular
Germnn Offer to Turkey.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 6. It is
stated here that an Important German
syndicate has offered the Porte a loan of
3,000.000, Turkish, to be guaranteed by
the proceeds of a 6 per cent surtax on the
taxes of the empire, and a 2 per cent
surtax on island and customs duties. Tho
loan Is conditional upon future orders for
arms and ammunition to be given to
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 6.
The Democratic judicial and state con
vention was called to order by Secretary
Charles Hampton, of the state central
committee. There was a very strong
sentiment among the delegates against
Indorsing Bryan and 1G to 1 again. Judge
Allen C. Adslt, of Grand Rapids, was
nominated for justice of the Supreme
Bec-lnninfr of Partition.
LONDON, March, 7. The Pekln cor
respondent of the Morning Post suggests
that Japan's preparations to withdraw
her troops point to some territorial con
cessions, probably in the province of
Fuhkien. He says: "It looks as though
partition were commencing."
Durnnt Not Killed In n Duel.
PARIS, March 7, 1:20 A. M. The report
that John Wilson Durant, of Albany, who
had been living during the last two years
in Paris with his mother, had been killed
at Ostend In a duel with a Russian Count,
was an invention of his own. Mr. Durant
Is still alive.
Estimates Passed the Reichstag?.
BERLIN, March 6. The Reichstag to
day passed the Foreign Office and Klad
Aprainst RcIIkIous Associations.
OPORTO. March 6. The Portuguese
Government Is preparing measures
against tho religious associations.
BRYAN'S NEXT PARAMOUNT
Will Be His Influence According to
WASHINGTON, March 6. Ex-Governor
Frank Steunenberg, of Idaho, who
attended the Inaugural ceremonies, took
occasion to express himself briefly on the
subject of one William J. Bryan:
"A great deal of talk has emanated
from Eastern sources," said he, "to the
effect that Western Democrats are tired
of Bryan, and hope to see some other
man take the leadership of the party.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Bryan is as strong in tho West today as
bo a candidate for the Presidential nom
be a candidate for the Peresidential nom
ination in 1904 he will have the solid
Western support. Whether he is a
candidate or not, his influence will be par
amount, and if he is not himself willing
to accept the nomination, the West wllL
support any man for whom he indicates
a preference. Those men who say Bry
an has been shelved will find they are
sadly mistaken. So long as the masses
of the Democratic party have In him the
lmpllclt confidence they now have, he
will be a potent Influence in party af
fairs. "It is not alone as the champion of
silver that Bryan has the West's sup
port," continued the Governor. "It Is
the man himself that commands a fol
lowing. Western people believe him to
be a wise statesman, and a true patriot,
and any platform upon which he would
consent to stand would have their hearty
support. The fact that he has twice met
defeat has lowered him none in their af
fections. They believe that both Bryan
and tho principles for which he stands
are right, and that In time both will
31 ORE PENITENTIARY BUILDING.
Simon Has Introduced Bill Provid
ing Them on McNeil' Island.
WASHINGTON, March 6. Senator Si
mon, of the committee on public build
ings and grounds, recently reported a
bill providing for erection of additional
buildings, prison walls, etc, at the
United States penitentiary at McNeil's
Island, near the head of Puget Sound'.
This legislation is based upon a letter
from United States Marshal Ide, written
to Senator Foster some weeks ago. In
which he urges consideration of the bill
appropriating $75,000 for Improvements at
the penitentiary. He stated that unless
something was done to enlarge the peni
tentiary they would be crowded for room,
as the present building will be complete
ly filled by the first of July.
The bill was amended, at the sugges
tion of the Attorney-General, so as to
provide that the penitentiary, when en
larged, shall also be used for the confine
ment of persons convicted by court-martial
or by any military court west of
the Rocky Mountains, or In the insular
possessions of the United States in the
Pacific Ocean. This change will put the
Institution on a basis similar to the mili
tary penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth,
and is aimed to in a measure relieve
The Two Deadlocks.
HELENA, Mont. March 6. Although
the session ends tomorrow, the deadlock
In the Montana Legislature continued to
day. The vote for Senator follows:
Carter 22MacGlnnlss S
Frank 30Coopcr g
Conrad 12Toole f l
LINCOLN, Neb., March C The follow
ing vote was taken on United States Sen
Allen 50Meiklejohn 2S
W. H. Thompson.. 43 Hlnshaw .19
D. E. Thompson.. 35Rosewater 14
Currie loiScatterlng 6
Representative David Brown died today
at Nebraska City.
Mrs. Nation Not Indorsed.
KALAMAZOO. Mich., March 6. The
Prohibition state convention, by an al
most unanimous vote, refused to indorse
tho work of Mrs. Carrie Nation in smash
ing saloons in Kansas. Walter "S. West
ern, of Adraln, was nominated for Su
preme Court Justice, and Joshua Stans-
fleld. of Bay City, and Archibald Butters,
of Charlevoix, for Regents.
WRONG MEN EJECTED
DURING THE EXCITEMENT IN THE
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Peaceable Nationalists Said to Have
Been Caried Out by the Police
LONDON, March 6. The excitement oc
casioned by last night's scenes in the
House of Commons is still very evident,
and when the House met at noon today.
In view of possible disturbances, the whole
police force on duty at St. Stephens had
been mobilized and reinforced by re
serves. John Redmond speedily rose and raised
a question of privilege arising from "the
painful scenes of last night." He asserted
that members had ben suspended with
out proper steps being taken to identify
them, and that their removal had been
accompanied by Undue violence. He was
satisfied, he said, that members were sus
pended who had actually gone to the lobby
to participate in the division.
The speaker. In reply, pointed out that
Mr. Redmond was not raising a question
of privilege, but a point of order.- If he
was properly Informed of any wrongful
suspensions he (the speaker) would be
glad to take steps to rectify them.
Mr.'Redmond tried to move an adjourn
ment, and appealed to Mr. Balfour to give
the members an opporunity for discussion.
Mr. Balfour, remarking that he presumed
It was desired to institute means for pre
venting a recurrence of the scenes of last
night, promised to consider what oppor
tunity for discussion could be given.
Messrs. Jordan, McGovern and Donlan are
the members whom It Is claimed "were
It Is understood that Mr. Balfour pro
poses to alter the House of Commons rule
relating to suspensions, making the pun
ishment so severe as to make a repetition
of last nights' revolt against the author
ity of the chair unlikely. Mr. Balfour sub
sequently gave notice of a motion to be
made tomorrow to suspend such offend
ers, hereafter, fr the remainder of the
John Redmond said to a representative
of the Associated Press:
"The scene last night in the House of
Commons was a direct result of a trick
on the part of the government. A vote
on account of 17,000(000 had been brought
up for discussion. It covered a multitude
of Items and included over 2,000,000 for
Irish purposes. The discussion was initi
ated by English members on the English
education question, and it was universal
ly understood that the whole night would
be devoted to this English question. On
this understanding a large number of
Irish members. Including some of the most
experienced members of the party, left tho
house. Suddenly, at the close of the sit
ting at midnight. Mr. Balfour proposed to
call a closure of the discussion on tho
entire 17,000,000. This naturally provpked
an outburst on the part of the Irish mem
bers, who were in the house. The scene
was most disgraceful to the English
Parliament. We Intended to raise tho
matter as a question of privilege. As a
matter of fact, some of the members were
turned out of the house who took no part
In the scene, and most brutal violence was
exhibited In removing some of our mem
bers. The action of the government Is
likely to defeat Its object, and will make
the Irish more determined than ever to
resist the government's plans to choke tho
discussion of Irish affairs."
Irish Press Comment.
DUBLIN, March C Commenting upon
last night's scene in the House of Com
mons, the Freeman's Journal rejoices that
Ireland at last possesses a party that
will teach Westminster that If the rights
of Ireland are to be sacrificed, the char
acter and privileges of Parliament will
accompany the sacrifice.
The Irish Times says: "Despairing of
getting sufficient support and maintenance
in London from their own countrymen,
those pretending to represent Ireland,
meditating a mendicant pilgrimage to the
'Land of the Dollar,' fondly imagine bru
tality will serve as bold advertisement."
Civil List Arranged.
NEW YORK, March 6. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says:
The proceedings respecting the civil list
nnd votes for Queen Alexandra, and the
Duke and Duchess of York and their
children, are virtually arranged, after
consultation with the treasury officials
and the opposition leaders. The appoint
ment of a special commission is purely
POLICE CHARGED STUDENTS.
Broke Up n. Demonstration at St.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 4. To
day was the 40th anniversary of the
emancipation of the serfs. The students
had been planning for some time to keep
the day as a holiday, and perhaps make
dome demonstration, but no particular
plans were made. About 1000 male and
female students gathered In and around
the Kasan Cathedral, on the Nevsky Pros
pect, where mass for the repose of the
soul of Czar Alexander II was being cele
brated. After the mass the students be
gan singing, and the police gathered in
great numbers. The students were sur
rounded and driven in a crowd toward the
City Hall, not far away, and also on
the Nevsky Prospect.
For no especial reason the police began
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CATARRH THIRTY YEAI
A Remarkable Experience of. a 'Prominent
CONGRESSMAN MEEKISON GIVES PE-RU-NA
A HIGH ENDORSEMENT.
CONGRESSMAN MEEKISON OF OHIO
Hon. David Meeklson is well known, not only In his own state, but throughout
America. He began his political career by servinc: four consecutive terms as
Mayor of the town In which he lives, during which time he became widely known
as the founder of the Meeklson Bank of Napoleon, Ohio. He was elected to
the Fifty-fifth Congress by a very large majority, and Is the acknowledged lead
er of his party in his section of the state.
Only one flaw marred the otherwise complete success of this rising statesman.
Catarrh, with its insidious approach and tenacious grasp, was his only unconquered
foe. For thirty years he waged unsuccessful warfare against this personal enemy.
At last Peruna came .to the rescue, and he dictated the following letter to Dr.
Hartman as the result:
"I have used severul bottles of
thereby from my catarrh of the head.
T If I use It a short time longer I will
of thirty years standing. David
Many people can tolerate slight ca
tarrhal affections. A little hoarseness,
a slight cough, a cold In the head, or a
trifling derangement of the digestive or
gans, do not much disturb the average
person in his business.
But this Is not true of the public speak
er or stage artist. His voice must al
ways be clear, lungs perfect, digestion un
disturbed. Hence- the popularity, of Pe
runa among the leading actors and act
resses of this country.
They have come to regard Peruna as
Indispensable to their success. Their pro
fession Is so exacting that It requires per
fect health In every particular. They re
gard Peruna as their friend and safe
guard. Many letters are received from this class
of people. Miss Carrie Thomas, a prom
inent actress of New York City, in speak
ing of Peruna, says: "I have used Peru
na with splendid results. Would not be
without It. No money could hire me to
have a settled cold or chronic cough,
or hoarseness. Caturrh Is the most dread
ful thing that could happen to one of
my profession. Peruna Is my shield and
protector against this most undesirable
disease." Carrie Thomas.
The season of catching cold is upon us.
The cough and the sneeze and the nasnl
twang Is to be heard on every hand. The
origin of chronic catarrh, the most com
mon and dreadful of chronic diseases, is
This Is the way the chronic catarrh gen
erally begins. A person catches cold,
which hangs on longer than usual. The
cold generally starts In the head and
throat. Then follows sensitiveness of
the air passages which incline bne to
catch cold very easily. At last the per
son, has a cold all the while seemingly,
more or less discharge from the nose,
hawking, spitting, frequent clearing of the
throat, nostrils stopped up, full feeling in
the head, and sore. Inflamed throat.
The best time to treat catarrh Is at the
very beginning. A bottle of Peruna prop-
beating the students and trampling them
under the feet of their horses. The
Nevsky Prospect was filled with spec
tators. The banks and business houses
were nearly all closed, with shutter fast
ened and doors locked. The spectators
and the women students screamed with
horror, but the police kept up their at
tack on the students, and 400 of the lat
ter were driven Into the courtyard of the
City Hall, the others escaping Into the
crowd. The entire city was horrified by
the conduct of the police.
The Russian police were In charge of
Lleutenant-General Kleiget, the Prefect
of Police who, when he rode to the scene
of the trouble, was hooted by the students
and their sympathizers. Another report
says that women professors from the edu
cation schools were among the gathering
of mala and female students who assem
bled on the Nevskl prospect, and that tne
students petitioned the clergy to hold
services In memory of Alexander II, but
the clergy refused to do so on the ground
that they had not the authority. Mean
time the petitioners were surrounded by
the police, who did not seem aware of the
object of the demonstrations, but Inferred
it was seditious. The students then began
singing seditious songs, and the police
It Is learned that Professor P. N. Melu
koff, the celebrated hlstorfcuvand author
of a three-volume "History of Russian
Literature" and of "A History of the
Period of Peter the Great," and editor of
the Russian edition of the Froman En
cyclopedia, was taken into custody Feb
ruary 11 for participation in a conference
between Liberal citizens and 150 students
called to consider matters relating to stu
dent life, and start a petition to the Czar.
The manuscript of this petition was found
in Professor MelukofTs house.
Serious Trade Ontlook in. Europe.
LONDON, larch 7. The Dally Mall
and Rome, all of which dwell upon the I
Peruna and feel greatly benefited
I feel encouraged to believe that
be able to fully eradicate the disease
Meeklson, IM ember of Congress.
erly used, never falls, to cure a common
cold, thus preventing chronic catarrh.
Mrs. A. Snedeker, Cartersville, Ga.,
"I saw that your catarrh remedy. Pe
runa, was doing others so much good that
I thought I would try it and see what it
wouiu uo lor me.
My case Is an old
one, and I have none
of the acute symp
toms now, because
I have had the dis
ease so long that 1
have none of the
aches and pains, but
a general run-down
condition of the
whole body sore
nose and throat and
stomach. I had
good appetite, but
my food did not
nourish my system.
I had come down
Mrs. A. Snedeker.
from 140 to about 75 pounds in weight. I
now feel that I am well of all my trou
bles'." Mrs A. Snedeker.
While many people have been cured of
chronic catarrh by a single bottle of Pe
runa, yet as a rule when the catarrh be
comes thoroughly fixed more than ono
bottle Is necessary to complet'e a cure.
Peruna has cured cases innumerable of
catarrh of 20 years standing. It is tho
best. If not the only Internal remedy for
chronic catarrh In existence.
But prevention is far better than cure.
Every person subject to catching cold
should take Peruna at once at the slight
est symptom of cold or sore, throat at
this season of the year, and thus prevent
what Is almost certain to end in chronics
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a.
full statement of your case and he will bo
pieased to give you his valuable advlco
Address- Dr. Hartman, president of thi
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O.
serious trade outlook In Austria, Ger
many and Italy. The Vienna corre
spondent declares that there is an alarm
ing Increase in the number of unem
ployed In all the larger cities of" Austria
Hungary and that disturbances and,
conflicts with the police are matters of
every-day occurrence. Similar scenes
are frequent In many towns In Italy.
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