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BRET HARTE'S NEW STORY, |
A SHIP OF '49. I
• NOW RUNNING IN
THE SUNDAY GLOBE.
THE CABINET CONFIRMED.
Cleveland's Chosen Ministers to Ent
Upon Their Duties To-Day— Their
Tilden Declares that the Great Busi
ness Interests Have Leaped to
The North, South, East and West Once More
Blended in Common Interests by the
Gen. Black of Illinois the New Commissio:
of Pensions— Lincoln Receives a Stun
ning Rebuke from Cleveland.
Office-Seekers Swarm at the White House
and the New Secretaries Annoyed-
Postmaster General Vilas and the Spoils—
Blame and Evarts Embracing—Mar
shal Botkin's Joy.
The Cabinet Unanimously Confirmed.
Special to the Globe.
Washington", March 6. — The cabinet slate
was promptly and unanimously confirmed
by the senate to-day. Mr. Riddleberger sat
quietly in his seat and made no objections
whatever. Subsequently the president issued
commissions to each of the members who
will qualify to-morrow and take the
helm. Already it is announced that
Mr. Manning of the treasury has
Selected his two assistsnts. Both are from
New York, one Mr. Bissel of Albany, who
at 'me time was a law partner of the presi
dent. He is to succeed Mr. French. Mr.
C. P. Fairchild is slated to succeed Assistant
Secretary Coon. The members of the cabinet
were besieged by applicants for office at their
hotels to-day. Manning has rooms at the
Arlington and barely got time to eat his
meals. Postmaster General Vilas was run to
death. He received a telegram to-day that
his sister was at the point of death. He will
probably leave the city to-morrow for his
Bister's home. It is expected that Gen.
Waltham of Mississippi will be appointed as
sistant secretary of the interior. Within a
week important changes will be made in the
different bureau offices.
Over the Successful Transfer of the Gov
ernment into Democratic Hands,
Special to the (ilobe.
New York, March 6. — "You have come to
the setting sun when you should have gone
with the rising orb," was the remark made
by Samuel J. Tilden to a prominent Demo
cratic politician of the West, who by reason
of belated trains was unable to reach Wash
ington and so went to Yonkers to pay his re
spects to the sage of Greystone.
"Well," continued Mr. Tilden, who was in
high spirits, "you have come to me at a
time when I a:n gratified beyond measure
to see you. i have just received a dispatch
from Washington that, the inauguration is
complete. This land of our forefathers that
the Lord gave us for
A DEMOCRATIC HERITAGE
has been restored to the people as I have
never doubted i*. would (»-. It this not cause
for gratification for all the people of the
land?" -irff n
The day was beautiful. The sun shone
warmly in the granite walls. The windows
were open and Mr. Tilden and guests passed
out on the veranda overlooking his hillside
Acres, the deep valley of the Hudson and
broad waters of the river. As they sat there
Mr. Tilden said, among other things:
It is to be regarded as a beginning of the
halcyon days tor the country when North
and South and East and West arc once more
blended in common Interests by the common
government. We shall have a restoration of
the bettor days of the Republic because the
people desire and demand it. We shall have
it peaceably because the will of the people is
strong. I have sometimes thought that it
was the gnat higher power that prevented
the change from coming sooner. It was
necessary that the people .should lie educated
into readiness to
ACCEPT THE CHANGE.
There might have been serious times other
wise, nil the known extravagance and cor
ruption In nearly every branch of the na
tional government has been so flagrant that
the people are ready to sustain any move
ment that looks to the reform of the public ser-
The name of Mr. Cleveland was mentioned
snd Mr. 'I'li.'en said: "He stand at once in
"Jie proudest and moat perilous position. He
bias one great possession that will enable
him to overcome all obstacles and danger a
high minded singleness of purpose ami de
votion to the trust he has accepted. With
his comparative youth, absence from distrac
tion by family care*, love of hard work and
th.' determination to succeed, there is
A BRIOBT PROSPI
Df a successful and pure administration. The
task before him is Immense. The depart
ments are full of corruption, but he will be
equal to it. He will be equal to it you may
In giving the substance of a further con
version Mr. Tlldeu's guest said: "Mr. Til
den believes that the Democratic party has
come into power to stay. The great business
Interests of the country arc already support
ing It and will advocate its continuance in
power so long as it is conservative aud
fair. Tiie banking interests of the country
have already leaped to the support of Mr.
Cleveland In his silver policy. Mr. Tilden
believes the Smth will receive the attention
of eastern capital and become a scene of ac
tive development of its material resources, by
ehich the two sections will be welded together
as never before and that the West as the
great granary oi both the East aud South will
become likewise so prosperous that the com
mon bond will be firmly knit. I think he
rather hopes that some slight foreign .compil
ation may arise that will give the country a
■oramon enemy and possibly enable her to
match Cuba from Spain.*'
CLEVELAND CAN SAY NO.
How Fresh Bob Lincoln Win Rehulr*!
by the I r.»i<U'Qt.
Special to the Globe.
W\sniNGToN. March 6. — There was an in
cident to-day showing that Mr. Cleveland
can say no. Judge Kelley of Pennsylvania.
the father of the house, tells the story. He
had gone to the White bouse to call on the
president to confirm an expression be had
previously made that Mr. Cleveland was
a resolute man. While the judge was
In conversation with him. Secretary of War
Lincoln came In with toe commission of
Gen. Grant as a retired general of the array.
Thrus'.ing the paper In the president's face.
the fresh secretary. indicating where it should
be signed, said:
"Here, Mr. President, Is where you attach
"But »* then any great hurry asked the
♦•No," said Lincoln, "but it will be gratify
ing to Gen. Grant to know that the commis
sion i» on its way to him."
•'Wei'.' '•aid the president, "I guess there
la no immediate necessity for haste. " Then
young Lincoln . with, some embarrassment i
said: "Mr. President, you know I will be
out of office, in. an hour. It will
be a gratification to me as well
as . an aspiration* I have, to
attest to Gen. ; Grant's commission
as secretary of war. It will be my last offi
cial act." "
"Ah," said the president, "I appreciate
the aspiration, but may not Mr.Endieott also
share a like one. I guess it can wait till be
is the secretary." Young Lincoln left con
siderably smaller than when he entered.
Judge Keller is now of a decided opinion that
Mr. Cleveland can say no.
NEW COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS- .
Gen. John C. Black of Illinois Receives
CnlcAGO,March 6.— John C. Black of
Danville, 111., is in the city iv attendance on
the reunion of the Thirty-seventh Illinois
infantry. The following telegraphic corre
spondence is self-explanatory: \
Washington, D. C, March —To Gen.
J. C. Black, Palmer House, Chicago, 111:
The president thinks that your official con
nection with bis. administration will con
tribute to his success and desires me to as
certain if you will assume the duties of
commissioner of pensions. I cordially join
in his request. .x . _' :
[Signed] L. Q. C. Lamar.
Chicago, March 6. —To L. Q. C. Lamar,
Secretary of the Interior: I thank
i President Cleveland and yourself. If
[m j appointment will contributeto the sue
- cess of the administration I will accept the
position. Telegraph me when I should ar
rive in Washington.
[Signed] " J. C. Black.
Gen. Black says the appointment was un
BESIEGING THE WHITE HOUSE.
Crowds of the Curious, Anxious to See a
Democratic President, Continue to
Washington-, March 6.— The first official
act of President Cleveland was the nomina
tion of his cabinet, his second to affix his
signature to the commission of U. S. Grant
on the retired list with rank and pay of gen
eral. The crowd of callers at the White
house was even greater than yesterday. They
began to arrive before the doors were
opened, and continued coming in large
numbers all day. The president received
some of them in the library and others in
the East room, just as it happened conven
ient. This arrangement kept him busy run
ning up and down stairs. The majority of
callers consisted of state detentions.
Among them were the following: Virginia,
headed by Representatives Barbour and
Wise; West Virginia, headed by Senators
Camden aud Kenna; lowa, headed by Rep
resentative Puaey; Missouri, by Representa
tive Bland. Others by Representative
elect Heard: Alabama, with Represent
ative Wheeler; Michigan, with Rep
resentative Maybury; Illinois, with
| with Representative Spriuger,New York with
Representative lliscoek, New Jersey with
Representative Brewer, Louisiana Reprcseta-
Blanchard, The members of the national
Democratic committee also called in a body.
Among the other callers were Attorney Gen.
cral Garland, Senator, Jonas, Gen. Joseph E.
Johnston, Wash McLean, Attorney General
O'Brien of New York. Silas H. Burt of
New York, Ex-Senator Hereford
Representatives Turner and McAdoo, Gen.
Hancock, Gen. Farns worth. The president
to-day accepted the resignation of : Mr.
Arthur's cabinet and signed the commissions
for the new cabinet officers. They will*prob
ably snter upon the discharge of their duties
Among the later callers were Representatives
Randall, Hancock, Fielder and Curtlu, Sena
tor Push, CoL A. K. McClurc, Potsmaster
General Hatton, the Randall club of Pitts
burg, the Governor's guard of Columbia, S.
i .. Col. Oliver Payne of Ohio, and Mrs. Ty
ler, the widow of ex-President Tyler.
THE BADGER BOYS.
Vilas, Ilmjjtf anil Itmikin to Divide tlic
Special to the Globe. '■>
Washington, March 0. — The Interior de
partment baa Investigated charges agaiust
Register Hutchins of the Aberdeen land of
fice, who is well known as > former resident
of Madison, and has found them entirely
without foundation and dismissed them.
News comes from Georgia that Rankin la
steadily improving and will be able to assist
in distributing the Democratic patronage in
Wisconsin yet. Of course this pleasant duty
will be divided up between Vilas, Bragg and
Rankin, the lion's share going to Vilas.
What hi* policy in distribution of postoffice
favors will be Is hard to find out. Probably
he does not yet know himself. There is a
very general Impression among Wisconsin
people here that the Milwaukee postmaster
will be among the first to get the benefit of
the civil service practice, basing his dismissal
on the fact that he was an active officer of
the state Republican committee. As to the
Madison postofflce the indication are
that Postmaster Bryant will serve out
his term, as he and Vilas are
close, personal friends. Bryant, it will be
remembered, was the agency through which
Vilas was called on to make bis Indianapolis
speech, which was perhaps his first appear
ance as an orator outside his own state.
Ex-Congressman Pound is here. He Is
accredited with a desire to be governor of
Montana, but will probably find pretty
hard sledding in that direction, as ex-
Delegate Maginnis seems to have pre
empted thnt place. If Pound does not go to
Montana be may be made governor of Utah
and given an opportunity to try his band on
.1. C. Ford of Madison is here for a brief
visit. Ex-Cong kiss man Deuster is under
sold to be one of the most active candidates
for the position of minister to Mexico. He
has been suspected of a desire to go to
Germany in an official capacity, but
this is probably a mistake as
it Is rotable Bismarck has not forgotten the
Lasker matter, in which Duester had some
Congressman Caswell Is here but goes
home In a day or two. Lafollette goes home
in the morning, Price has already gone,
perhaps to explain why he Toted agiiust the
Grant retirement bill. Stephen goes Mon
day. Guentber remains some time yet.
Cameron goes about April 1.
Postmaster Vilas* Probable Assistant.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, March 6. — Kick Bell is re
ceiving the congratulations of Hi friends j
over what they consider almost a certainty j
that he win be an assistant postmaster gene- ■
ral. Members of the national and of the j
I notification committee representing twenty
states met Mr. Vilas by appointment at the
| Arlington to present the name of Mr.
j Bell and to ask the appointment. When
they came out Col. Pratber's face
was wreathed with smiles. Oar request was
received most graciously, must graciously.
He said: From accounts of what transpired
it appeared that there was a reason for the I
Colonel's -d nature. Mr. Vilas listened ]
to them and then replied it was hardly j
necessary to say anything at length j
upon Mr. Bell's qualification*, for the j
; St. Louisas »as no stranger to him. In j
taming: up bis position Mr. Vilas said, "as
| you knew, gentlemen, this is a presidential |
office, but you can rest assured that I shall
represent your wishes in this matter to Mr.
Republicans Applauding Cleveland. '
Washington. March 1 C.— The Star says:
"Representatives Bay ne, Hiscock and Mil
lard called upon President. Cleveland to-day,
and had quite a long talk with him. They
told the president that they approved the at
titude he bad taken in his inaugural, and in
carrying out the policy therein declared; he
would have their " hearty support. In this
they spoke as Republicans, and said they be
i lieved they spoke for a large majority of their
party. The president received their ad
vances in the best possible spirit, and
thanked them with much feeling and earn
estness for their promises."
NEW YORK GOSSIP.
Manning and Whitney's Probable Assist
ants -A Sanguine Republican.
Special to thf Globe.
New York March 6. The gossip here has
been turned on foreign missions and the
subordinate places in the department. . It is
said that Mr. Manning will make Charles S.
FaircMld of this city first assistant secretary
of the treasury. He was attorney general
from 1875 to 1877, a graduate of Harvard
and an able lawyer. Mr. Whitney, it is said,
will . have Francis Lyude Stetson for first
assistant secretary of the navy. Mr. Stetson
was his assistant in the corporation counsel's
office." '<\'~'-t< '.: : ' H- •
BIG FIRE AT BISMARCK.
The Tribune Building* and All Its
Contents Burned to the Ground.
The Postoffice Enilding Meets a Like Fate
With Fixtures and Records.
Gov. Pierce Vetoes the Bills For Reform
and Agricultural Schools— Other News.
Visited *>»/ a Terrible Holocaust of Fire.
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, Dak., March G. — About 5 this
morning a fire broke out in the Tribune
building, owned by M. 11. Jewell, and iv a
few moments it was beyond control of the
fire department. The fire began near
the center of the Tribune build
ing, in the stock room. The
forms for the morning issue of the paper
were closed, aud the printers had most of
them left the composing room, when the ap
pearance of smoke alarmed those who were
left. The smoke Increased so rapidly, and
their place in the interior of the building
was so dangerous, that the men could not
risk an attempt to save the forms of type.
NOTHING WAS SAVED..
from the Tribune office, unless the safe has
preserved its contents. The losses include
the mail lists of both the daily aud weekly
Tribune, as well as the outfit of the estab
lishment. . The Tribune was the oldest paper
in North Dakota and the burning of its files
destroys a valuable link in the history of the
Next to the Tribune on the east was the
store of Juke Hanauer, 'which was a total
loss, and next was
the upper story of which the family of Post
master Col. Loun sherry was occupying. The
family barely escaped with their night
clothes, the attention of the postmaster
being turned to saving the mail matter, in
which he succeeded with the exception of a
few registered packages bound west. All the
records of the office were burned, however,
and fixtures valued at $5,000. Representa
tive Johnson of Brown county and Council
man Gamble of Yankton, who were rooming
over the Hanauer store,
with v their lives. The following are the
losses: M.H.Jewell, loss $15,000, Insur
ance $5,800; C. A. Lounsberry, loss 88,000,
insurance 83,100; J. Hanauer, $2,500, in
surance $3,000; 11. R. Porter, $1,800, insur
ance $1,100 Mason & Connor, loss $500, in
surance $500; Jones and others, $1,500, no
The Tribune secured type enough to issue
this morning and will appear in reduced size
until a new outfit can be secured.
A Good, Honest Working Day in Roth
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, Dak., March 6. — The council
passed house bills as follows: Extending
terms of auditors in Pembina and other
counties so their successors may be elected
at the general election next year; establish
ing a highway along the Yankton county
line; requiring dealers in oleomargarine to
mark it anu forbidding its sale by the name
of butter: amending the char
ter of Larimore; memorial of
improvment of waterway between
Big Stone lake and Red river; smeuding
statute relating to highway labor; defining
the boundaries of Billings, Villard, Dunn,
Wallace. Ransom and Benson counties; au
thorizing F.gan village to issue bonds; mak
ing Nelson county a judicial subdivision.
The council passed resolutions asking the
governor to pardon Patrick R. Smith, lately
sent to the penitentiary.
The governor vetoed the bill establishing a
reform school at P'ankinton, and an agri
cultural school at Farxo. The vetoes were
The house passed the bill removing
the United States court from Yankton
to Mitchell "Jo to 19. Immediately, on the
bill being received in the council it was In
definitely postponed. IS to 5.
The house refused to agree to the council
amendments to the woman suffrage bill and
appointed a committee of conference.
The hou*e passed council bills as follows:
Authorizing Steclsman, Codington, Walsh
and Cass counties to' issue bonds. The
council bill to limit county treasures to two
terms was rejected.
The Indian Scare All Over.
Special to the Globe.
Mitchell, Dak.. March 6.— The Indian j
scare on Crow creek has died out to-day and
the settlers are pushing on to the lands and
building houses with the view of holding
under the squatters" right. Filings are being
offered at the Mitchell land office by the
thousand, although the plats are not
yet in Ifie^ •-— office. Quantities of
good land can yet Oe had in Crow Creek val
ley. Agent (Tjssman got an order from
Washington to-day to take care of bis In
dians and not molest the settlers. Chamber
lain has had guns shipped in to defend
themselves from toe Indians, but no trouble
is expected since the Indians understand the
To*- greatest number of hen claras, a spe
cies of quohang, ever seen were thrown up
at Wells Beach. Me., during the violent
storm last week. Hundreds of bushels of
them •••re- gathered and peddled about the
streets of Portland, Sac© and Biddeford at
from 2to 4 cents each. Some of them
were ten inches long and fire inches vide.
They are the moat delicious shell fish found
in New England.
George Peabody's birthday is co longer
publicly observed in the town in which be
i was bom. and which now bears his name.
ST. PAUL MINN. SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 7 .1885.
AT LAST IT IS OVER.
With a Proud Consciousness of Duty
. Done the Minnesota Soloris Dis-
perse to their Homes.
The Final Session Devoted to the
. Usual Skylarking Interspersed
With More Serious Business.'
Speaker ; Gibb3 Presented With ) a Pictorial
■of Representatives and Lieut.
Gov. Oilman With a Gavel.
Some of the Weights of the Senate—
: The Architect of the Capitol Con- ;■''
The Last Day's Doings.
At the usual hour yesterday the Minne
sota senate met to meet no more for two
years unless the chief executive of the state
shall deem it expedient to call the legislature
together in special session. The senators
gravely took their places, knowing that they
were about to separate and depart for their
several homes, and that as a legislative body
they should never again meet in their en
tirety. Men who have been in constant
and daily companionship for sixty days us
ually feel grave under such circumstances.
They feel as if they wanted the good will of their
fellows, even if they have honestly differed
as to what measures were for the .best inter
ests of the commonwealth. At the outset
this very commendable feeling . seemed *. v to
pervade the senate, but it was 'unfortunately
dispelled by the calling up of -Senator Good
rich's resolution to pay J. T. Williams $100
toward defraying the expenses of his contest
with Senator Fletcher for a seat in the sen
ate, which was voted down as was also the
amendment voting the money to Senator
Fletcher. As to the merits of the claim the
reporter is not informed. The judiciary
committee were divided in opinion, but
from what has cropped out in ,the senate it
would appear that Mr. Williams,' though per
haps not entitled to a seat in the senate, had
at least a "fighting chance," and he would
have been less than a man had he not made
something of a contest. Be the merits of the
case what they may, it resulted in .an un
seemly war of words between Senators .Wil
son aud Billson which seemed to disperse
those kindly and generous feelings through
out the whole senate which are usual among
the closing scenes.
A WOODCnCCK SENATE.
The senate just dispersed may be consid
ered as a "woodchuck" senate, and if con
stituents could draw aside the veil and look
into the innermost thoughts of some few,
perhaps many, of the senators, they
would be astonished. The amount of trad
ing, backward and forward aud the "log
rolling" on various measures quite surpasses
anything your reporter has ever seen. Many
seemed to be chiefly anxious to make a rec
ord which would be valuable to take before
their constituents for a re-election. This is
notably true in regard to temperance legis
lation and high license. Some who made the
most noise were the least sincere.
It is not the desire of the reporter to criti
cise senators. Some were able and some
were puny, with all the intermediate grades.
In speaking of those who took the most con
spicuous part It might be well to . mention
Senator Castle, who, though a Democrat, was
the second on the judiciary .committee, and
since Senator. J. B. >; Glifllliu's resignation,
i made the reports for the committee. He' was
a diligent worker, 5 and in debate he was
concise and clear and hard to get away with.
The members of the Ramsey county delega
tion, were both strong men, each of whom
generally carried bis point when he advocated
a measure. Senator Griggs was the more
watchful and th" more courteous of two, but
Senator C. D. Gillillan was the better talker
and the stronger In debate. Ramsey county
lost nothing by having two such senators to
look after her interests.
The Hennepin county delegation. Senators
Langdon and Pillsbury, are both able men,
neither of whom is a talker, but both arc
Seuator Hall of Goodhue is an exceedingly
bright man. He is young in legislative ex
perience, but he was line of tun clearest
headed men and best talkers in the senate.
Senator Peck was another one who could
say promptly what he had to say, and In such
a manner as to place his views iv their best
light before the senate.
Senator Hickman was usually a quiet man,
but when he arose the senate was always
treated to a speech of such elegant diction as
to sound almost like a poem.
Senator Wheat was the champion of the
state's interests iv its lauds, and it is but
just to him to say that be accomplished quite
as much for the material interests of the
state as any senator.
Senator Billson was one of the best talk
ers in the senate, and his arguments were
always logical and forcibly delivered.
Senator Waite deserves to be ranked
among the soundest men upon the floor, aud
was of great influence. Naturally a strong
man, a long life has developed his qualifica
A deserved tribute of respect to the . worth
of a senator was paid Senator Comstock when
he was elected president pro tern. of the
senate. It will be remembered that he nar
rowly escaped the nomination for lieutenant
governor at the last state convention. Per
haps he may not miss the' nomination st all
at the next. The Republican party could "go
farther and fare worse," for be is a bright
man and a good parliamentarian, and has
always acquitted himself creditably when
called upon to preside over the senate.
Senator Comstock offered the following
R**olr"l, That in token of oar appreciation of
his faithful and able services as presiding officer
of the senate, we hereby present to Lieut. Gov.
C A. 'iilman the gavel which he - has wielded
with such acknowledged judgment and Impar
Lieut. Gov. Oilman said, in response to
th adoption of the resolution, that he was
(-ratified to have such a resolution adopted
by th- senate. It was a personal satisfaction
to him to have bis endeavors to justly and
impartially discbarge the duties of bis office
appreciated by the senate, and to have the
senate signify its appreciation in the man
ner it had done. It had been bis endeavor
to make his rulings fair and impartial, and
bad done so to the best of his ability. If be
had failed, bis failure should be attributed
to the head. - and not 'to the
. heart. He said that sooner or later tbe best
of friends must part, and in parting with
the present senate of Minnesota he wished
to say that be never again expected to meet
with a more genial and well-meaning body
of men. This emblem of authority which
the senate had deemed fitting to bestow upon I
him by its vote— gavel was of trifling
trio sic value, but to bim it was a treasure.
It should occupy a place of honor in his j
home, and as age approached, bearing in its <
train the infirmities incident to the evening
of life, it would call to his remembrance the
hopes and aspirations, the successes and dis
appointments of this world, and bis family
should be instructed to revere it as a token
of the estimation in which he was held by
the senate of 1555. [Great applause.]
PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE.
Senator Compton nominated Senator Com- j
stock for the office of president pro tempore i
of the senate, and be was unanimously
elected to tbe position.
THE REPORTER? REMEMBERED.
Senator Castle off-red a resolution* f- com- ;
plimenting the reporters of tbe newspapers
for tbe care and fidelity with which they had
discharged their duties, and tendering the
thanks of the senate to hem for their, im
partiality. He said that in ail bis legislative
! experience he had never witnessed -a corn*
|of reporters who furnished a more , full sod
i comprehensive repsrt and a more careful
separation of the wheat from the chaff than
had been done by the senate reporters of the
session just closed.
Senator Comstock warmly endorsed the
sentiments expressed by Senator Castle.
-'./. Senator Hickman said he could,* bear r wit
ness to the fairness and impartiality of -. the
journalists and so could the, senate. ■ : .^i'l', i
Lieut. Gov. Gil man said . that ; . if he had a
voice in expressing the views 1 of the senate,
as to the reporters, he would heartily concur
in the "sentiments expressed by Senator Cas
tle and other senators. The resolution was
- Senator Sergeant offered a resolution ten
dering the thanks of the senate to Secretary
Jones for the faithful, gentlemanly and effi
cient discharge of l' bis f arduous duties.
Unanimously adopted. ■ ■ ■
THE "WOODCHTJCK" SESSION
was presided over by Senator Comstock,
president protein, of the senate.
Senator "John Jones" introduced . a bill to
remove the capital of the s tate to Minneap
olis. • The bill provided that the city of Min
neapolis should. raise. $500,000 to pay for
another capital building by subscription.
. Senator Pillsbury. wanted the bill passed
under suspended rules, on the ground that
it was a "local measure." '>■:,; ■■-■
Senator Billson wanted to amend by . in
serting Duluth in the place of . Minneapolis
in the bill. Lost. V : ; ;>k^_v -'v.; i-^v' ?*&«;:;<'
Senator Rice wanted to amend by remov
ing the capital to Kandiyohi county, it being
central, etc. Carried. ?: : ;
Senator Billson moved that the lake
whereon the capitol should be placed should
not be drained without the consent of the
people of the state.
Senator Rice said if the bill pissed he
should revise his opinion of the present
legislature, which has been very profuse in
less meritorious expenditures.
Senator .Waite thought a second state
prison would be a much more appropriate
"woodchuck" for Kandiyohi county. The
bill passed as amended.
- Senator Blake offered the following con
current resolution :
• Whekeas, It is painfully apparent that
the modest and diffident senator from Kan
diyohi county has lamentably failed during
the present session to secure a "woodchuck"
or any other kind of "chuck," and
■ Whereas, We believe virtue oueht to be
much better rewarded than it has been in
this case ; therefore, i/V'i'-
Resolved, That the senator aforesaid be
and is hereby authorized and required to
take, keep and appropriate to his own use
for the term of his natural life the building
known as the state capitol, to remove the
same to the lands of the Kandiyohis, where,
surrounded by his numerous progeny, he
may in his declining years sit in the shade
of its classic walls and recall to memory his
many victories in the cause of virtue, moral
ity and the rights of the poor and the op
pressed. 'J [, •'/;
While the resolution was under discussion,
with an excellent prospect of its speedily be
coming a part of the law of the common
wealth and a monument to the wisdom of the
woodchuck session of the senate of 1885, the
brazen tongues of clamorous time announced
from the church steeples that the hour of high
noon had arrived, and that the ultimate
period of power of the woodchuck legislature
had been reached, and that the resolution had
perished for want of time, and the senate ad
journed sine die. '" -: ' _-..\ !. . ' _
IN the nousE.
As early as 9:30 yesterday morning mem
bers began to assemble in the chamber for
the closing session of the house of the twen
ty-fourth Minnesota legislature, but it was
10:15 when the usual scenes of the last hours
of a session, in which : ordinary! legislative
decorum is very largely supplanted by bur
lesque proceedings," was Inaugurated by Mr.
Snider of Hennepin as speaker pro tern. call
ing the body to order, or more properly, dis
order, as his assumption of the speaker's
chair seemed but the needed signal for
awakening all the spirit of mischief latent in
the minds of members. A great laugh was
raised by Dr. Murphy gravely proposing a
committee to inquire into the condition of
his friend from, Blue Earth, Spaulding, who,
he understood, had had a bad night of it in
passing woodchucks. Then, on motion of
Mr. Edmoud, It was voted that all mem
bers should be permitted to smoke and pelt
their fellow members with paper balls. The
latter part of the privilege was most zeal
ously Improved, and at times the flight of
printed bills, newspapers and even reports of
state officers was wonderful to behold. Mr.
Myers, the gentleman who on one occasion
gravely assured the house his constituency
had been reduced by the encroachments of
railroad monopolies to a diet of straw, was a
favorite mark for paper missiles. a half dozen
or more members once fairly burying him in
their paper offerings, to which a few chairs
were added In the way of ballast All the
time a perfect flood of resolutions were be
ing sent up and read, most of them being
hits and burlesques of some incident of the
session, such as declaring that section 262 of
tbe penal code should only apply to the God
dess of Justice surmounting the
capitol and the senior member
from Washington (Durant); authorizing
Mr. Canning to build tbe Duluth &
Winnipeg railroad; Mr. Thompson to pay the
tax proposed by senate file No. 2 on the
lands of the St. Paul & Sioux City company,
and another gravely reciting that "whereas
J. J. Hill possessed
ONLT ONE HUNDRED BULLS;
and whereas, there were 104 members of the
bouse; therefore, resolved, that Mr. Hill be
ordered to purchase four more bulls so there
need be no discrimination in their distribu
tion to members," and many others of the
same general character. Finally Mr. Snider
was deposed by Mr. Teubert as speaker pro
tern., but that gentleman declining, to as
sume the honors, be was seized by Messrs.
Myers, Fiddes, Griffin. Edmond and Snow
and forcibly installed in the speaker's chair,
where he caused much merriment by his
original way of putting a motion, viz: "All
who favor will say by indicating by saying
that you vote aye."
Mr. Teubert was soon supplanted by Mr.
Durant asa representative of the Democratic
party, as also the ladies* man of the house,
who signalized his elevation to the position
by making a really happy little speech, in
which he said he accepted the honor not for
himself, bat as his party's representative and
also out of compliment to the ladies, In his
opinion the two chief factors on which de
pended tbe future prosperity of the state.
Toe state and corporations interested in the
development of the state were spending large
sums of money to bring in immigration,
which work, if it was desired to put the in
crease of population on a sound and lasting
basis should be supplemented by measures
to bring in from the' East at least 200,000
school mams. Mr. Durant then said the ses
sion now drawing to a close bad been char
acterized by great industry and honesty of
purpose, and while wide diversity of opinion
bad been manifested as to the proper' and
best course to pursue with reference to many
measures considered, such consideration bad
been entered upon and conducted to the end
in a fair and candid spirit, and without that
BITTERNESS and INTOLERANCE
so often seen, so that to-day when tbe body
is about to adjourn sine die, all members as
they shook hands at parting could most
heartily and cheerfully say, "Good-by, and
God bless you." Tbe speech was received
with cheers, which had scarcely subsided be
fore Mr. Myers was designated for speaker
pro tern., and being escorted to tbe rostrum
by Messrs. Snider and Spaulding, demanded
the chair and the insignia of office, the gaveL
These Mr. Dcrant refused to yield, saying
be was like his party now that be was
in office he did not propose to
give It up. While the two were chaffing over
their rights the secretary of the senate was
announced, and following him were most of
the honorable senators. • Toe secretary was
the bearer of two messages, one being a bill
removing the capitol from St. Paul to Minne
apolis, and the other a resolution reciting in
due form that in consideration of the genial
ity of disposition and, maiiy-. virtues of the
senator from Kandiyohi, Rice, , and of the
fact that he had failed in securing a wood
chuck or any * other kind of chuck, he be
given the state capitol for removal to the
shores of one of the many beautiful lakes of
his county, so that he might be able to pass
bis declining years iv the shades of the his
toric structure in peaceful contemplation of
the scenes and events with which he was
connected in his earlier manhood. .'. It is
needless to say both the bill and resolution
were adopted,"' Then Mr. Nachbar, "the gen
tleman from Scott," was given a turn at the
gavel, the resolutions and motions of
house members again poured.' '■;!.^^t : >-:S
But fun as well as everything must come
to an end sooner or later, and on this occa
sion it was ended at twenty minutes to 1,2
o'clock by Speaker Glbbs assuming his place
in the speaker's chair. While the foregoing
proceedings were in progress the speaker and
Chief Clerk Howard had been seated at a side
table signing bills, and had them completed
all received from the engrossing committees,
which included nearly all the senate bills
passed, the committee of that body, having
been more expeditious than that of the house.
While the fun was on there --.were occasional
lapses into something approaching the usual
legislative, dignity, during which resolutions
of thanks were adopted to Minneapolis for
the elegant reception and banquet tendered
the state officers and legislature; of recogni
tion of the arduous labors of Chief Clerk
John R. Howard; of the highly satisfactory
manner in which he had discharged the
duties of the same, and of the uniform cour
tesy and spirit of accommodation which had
characterize! his intercourse with members.
The faithful and intelligent services * of
Assistant Clerk Robert Deakin were also sub
stantially, recognized by the adoption of a
resolution increasing his compensation to
the same as the first assistant clerk.
THANKS TO THE SPEAKER.
: The following resolution by Mr. Daniels
was adopted by a standing vote and with
pronounced exhibitions of euttre approval of
its words and sentiments:
Resolved, That the thanks of this house are
most heartily tendered to Hon. J. L. Gibbs, our
speaker, for the courteous and able manner in
which he has uniformly presided over the delib
erations of this body during the past session;
that the members of this house carry with them
to their several homes only- pleasant memories
of his kindness and courtesy.
Shortly after Speaker Glbbs had assumed
his position, Hon. E. W. Durant, taking a
position in the central aisle and immediately
in his front, addressed him on behalf of his.
fellow members, saying that sixty days had
passed since the assembling. of the twenty
fourth legislative session of the state. In
the choice of officers you were selected to
preside, and now that we are about to part
to*' '-'return to our respective homes,
lam delegated by my fellow members to
convey to you our appreciation of the
IMPARTIALITY AND FAIRNESS '
with which you have performed your difficult
and trying duties. When this body came to
gether you were a stranger to most of us, as
we were also to each other, but now we part
as members of a great family who have
learned by daily contact to know and esteem
each Other. And rest assured, Mr. Speaker,
you will bear with you to your home the
warm personal friendship and regard of all
upon this floor. As a slight testimonial of
this appreciation and kindly esteem lam
designated to request you to . accept this
frame, within which appear the faces of the
chief executive and the officers and mem
bers of the two houses, so- that when you
look upon it at your home it will bring to
your mind the recollection of j this -pleasant
occasion and of the many happy associa
tions of the session, and of the. warm place
you occupy iv the hearts of the members of
In response Mr. Gibbs said: Mr. Durant
and gentlemen of the house, I thank you
most cordially for this beautiful and most
appropriate gift, and I accept it in the same
friendly spirit as that promoting its bestowal.
We met at the beginning of this session as
strangers, but I trust we part as friends. I
can most truly say it has been my effort to
discharge the duties of the office to which
you so generously called me, with entire im
partiality and simply as the representative of
your will. If I have succeeded in doing this
it is largely due to your kindness, •__ forbear
ance and hearty assistance, the memory of
which will be pleasantly cherished as long as
life shall last. You have ever treated me
most kindly, most generously. How deeply
I appreciate this only the poverty of my lan
guage prevents me fittingly* express
ing, but I can say, and that
most heartily aud sincerely, that
I to-day bid you good-bye with deep regret,
and that I wish you all a safe return to your
homes, and happy and prosperous futures.
The testimonial is the handsomely executed
and arranged group of portraits of Gov.
Hubbard, and -officers and members of the
two bodies by Zimmerman.
One of the pleasant incidents connected
with the closing hours of the session was the
presentation of an elegant gold watch, chain
and charm to Hon. ft M.Reese, chairman
of the grain inspection committee, by his
associates of the committee. The charm
was inscribed: "Hon. C. M. Reese, by the
grain inspection committee of tbe house,
CONDEMNING TnE ARCHITECT.
Mr. Murphy of Ramsey offered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Whereas, The construction and the appoint
ment* of this room are such as to render proper
ventilation impossible; and
WiißiißAs, Tbe vitiated air to which we are
subjected tends to . demoralize business by re
peated withdrawal of member* from the room,
and is positively dangerous to the health of the
members; therefore .
R'toice'l, That we disapprove the plan of the
architect who designed Its construction, and do
recommend that tbe governor take steps to
remedy this serious defect before another meet
ing of this legislature.
It now being five minutes to 12, noon, on
motion of Mr. Daniels, tbe chair was author
ized to appoint a committee of three to act
with a committee of two of the , senate, to
wait upon the governor and ascertain if be
had any further communication to make to
tbe legislature. Messrs. Daniels, Murphy
and Durant were appointed such committee.
The committee at once waited upon the gov
ernor and soon "returned with the report that
be had no further communication to make,
and by general consent the bouse stood ad
journed without day, though the speaker,
Clerk Howard and several members remained
till late in tbe afternoon to complete tbe
signing of bills.
And now that the house of the Twenty
fourth legislature is no more, it Is but proper
to say that it should not be judged by the
scenes of the' last few ' hours of ' its life.
Whatever may be the verdict of history upon
the legislation performed, it has fairly won
for itself- the credit of being one of the most
attentive, laborious and conscientious legis
lative bodies ever assembled in Minnesota.
That tbe work coming before It was so well
disposed of— the number of measures dying
for want of being reached being below the
average — is due to this strict attention to busi
ness on the part of members, and the hearty
and energetic co-operation of their officers,
beaded by Chief Clerk Howard, in the selec
tion of which tbey were most fortunate.
OFF FOR SOME.
The great majority of members of both
bouses left for their homes by tbe afternoon
and evening trains, though a number will
remain until tbe fate of bills in which they
are directly interested, now in tbe Lands of
the governor, is finally passed upon by, him.
Among tbc«e bills is T that transferring the
land grant of tbe Duluth <fc Winnipeg rail
road to the St. Paul, Brain erd . <fc Northwest
ern company, which was argued pro and con
before the governor and attorney general In
tee afternoon : the change in location of tbe
grant to the Duluth & Iron Range railroad,
and the act referring to the Cannon Falls
Improvement company, the latter of which
■will oe argued before toe governor to-day.
BRET HARTE'S NEW STORY,
-j A SHIP OF '49.
. : ■■' ' NOW RUNNING IN
j THE SUNDAY GLOBE.
■ ; ■' '
THE WABASH STRIKERS.
They Demand the Resignation of Supt
-■'■■•. hoxie as a Preliminary to •
A New Thousand Mile Ticket to be Is
sued by the St. Paul Com
The Toledo Patent Engine Te3ted Satisfac
torily in the Manitoba Yards :,--iVi
Yesterday. . . :v
Other Notes of Interest to the Public Gath-
. ered about the Railroad Offices
in St. Paul.
STRIKE ON THE GOULD SYSTEM.
The Men Quiet and Orderly But Refuse to
Allow the Operation of Trains.
Ft. Wayne, Ind., March 6.— The. strike of
Wabash shopmen inaugurated here Tuesday
still continues. .Fifteen workmen who re
fused to come out heretofore to-day joined
the strikers, leaving, as the strikers claim,
not a man in the blacksmith shops and but
one journeyman in the carpenter shops.
Other departments are deserted except by a
few apprentices. The men now
on the strike number about
275. The Knights of Labor
have showed their hand in organizing the
strikers at this point and many members
have been taken into order to-day and to
night. The men are quiet and orderly but
express their determination to stand firm.
, Denison, Tex., March 6. — At 10 o'clock
this morning at a prearranged whistle
signal all the workmen of the Missouri
Pacific shops of this place threw down their
tools and quit work. An outdoor meeting
was immediately held, committees were ap
pointed to guard the company's property and
allow no one to go to work. Two
yard engines were left unmolested,
but at 3 o'clock while the
strikers were holding a meeting up
town they received word that loaded cars
were beinc slipped out of the yard by these
engines. They went in a body to the yard
and captured the engines and locked them
in the round-house. It is understood the
strikers have determined to allow no pas
senger coaches to leave Denison. A secret
meeting is being held to-night.
Galveston, Tex., March 6. A1l laborers
and all but two of the clerical force in the
freight department of the Texas Pacific road
here were indefinitely suspended to-day.
Section hands are discussing the situation in
a meeting and may strike any mo
ment. Two special engines arrived to-night
over the Missouri Pacific. It is believed they
were volunteer engines from the Transconti
nental road to relieve the freight block. A
railroad man who just returned from the
West says the strikers are well backed with
money; that $2,000 came from a single
source. It is claimed that the Central organi
zation of machinists ordered the strike and is
demanding the resignation of Superinten
dent Hoxle as an indispensable preliminary
to peace proceedings.
The Toledo Engine Tested.
The engine brought to the city by Mr. Mer
rill from the Toledo Locomotive Improve
ment company's works, Toledo, 0., for the
purpose of introducing it in the Northwest,
was tested in the Manitoba yards yesterday.
The chief feature of the engine is its traction
works, which takes the weight from the for
ward truck and tank, and throws It on the
driving wheels. From fifty to seventy-five
practical railroad men were present to wit
ness the test, which commenced at 9:30 a. m.
and lasted until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Sixteen loaded cars were attached to the en
gine, and it took them over the grade be
tween the Seventh street crossing and the
shops. The traction machinery was then
taken off, and it stalled on the grade with
fourteen cars attached. A Manitoba engine
took out sixteen cars and stalled, but it took
fourteen over the grade all right. The trac
tion works were again put on the Toledo en
gine and it stalled with seventeen and eight
een cars. The engine appeared to give good
satisfaction, but opinions from railroad men
were not to be obtained. The engine goes
west over the Northern Pacific to-day.
New Mileage Ticket.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will
soon begin the .sale of one-thousand-mile
tickets to commercial travelers and others
entitled to them who prefer the mileage
ticket to the permit system, adopted by that
and other companies. .They will be sold ou
a rebate plan, which will bring the net rate to
$20. This new mileage ticket is not to be
exactly the same as that issued before the
permit system was adopted, but no changes
have, been made which will interfere with
the advantage of the old ticket. The sale of
permit tickets will be continued.
Work on the Cascade branch Is being
pushed as rapidly as possible. The ' only
trouble experienced is securing the supply of
laborer! the work demands.
The. Northern Pacific Express company
moved to its new office at 12!) East Third
street yesterday. The new office is beauti
fully frescoed and finished with cherry and
• mahogany, making it the prettiest office on
the line of the company. '??■?
The traffic department of the Manitoba
road reports a large '••cr*-rse In inquiries the
past ten day*3 for ...-« ou emigrant mov
ables for Intending settlers. Quite a num
ber of car loads are now en route. The ma
jority are locating in the northern tiers of
counties in Dakota and Minnesota; There
are various healthy indications that promise
more emigration than last year.
Tbe report that the Chicago, Burlington &
Quiccy Railroad company has decided to
build sixty miles of road from Louisiana,
| Mo., to Brighton, 111., for the purpose of
j giving the Hannibal & St. Jo road connec
, tion with St. Louis independent of the
J Wabash road, can be denied. The report
| probably arises from the fact that such a
, route has been surveyed by the Chicago,
'• Burlington & Quincy engineers.
Emigration over the Northern Pacific road
to Dakota, Washington and Oregon is open
ing up, and the trains now leaving the depot
are well filled. Yesterday a party of twenty
one people from Knoxville, Term., left for
' Oregon on the afternoon .train. The North-
I crn Pacific company has special emigrant
j sleeping cars for the accommodation of in
tending settlers going a long distance and
j tbey are as comfortable In them as they
would be In a Pullman palace car, and tbe
j best of it is no extra charge is made for
I their use.
.1 Fortune Lost at Poker.
From the San Francisco Call"
•'Steve J. made the largest winning at one
i poker sitting that I saw on the Comstock, on
which occasion be pocketed a good $10,000.
Bill Gibson lost in two nights at poker just
$15,000— 59,400 the first night and $5,600
tbe next The work of those two nights, by
the way, cost him a huge fortune. He had
I just got a sure pointer on Crown Point,
i which was then selling at $7 or $8, and had
: started down town to give art order for as
j much as his $15,000 cash .in band would
cover. On bis way he stepped Into bis boose
and found the boys waiting for bim to open
j a poker game. The result was that he sat
! down to play with tbem for a little while,
i took a header in bad luck and dropped bis
j cash, entirely forgetting the pointer that bad
i been given him. Crown Point went up to
| $1,900. so that Gibson, if be had carried out
i his original intention, would have cleared
anywhere between $3,000,000 and $4,000,