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A State Sensation j
Fully and Graphically I
Detailed in the j
SUNEAY-:-CLOEE ! |
Pc Sure to Read it. I
Lashes Prohibition Before the
• House Temperance Com
Bitter Sarcasm and Irony
Come From the High Li
John G. Woolley Mercilessly
Flayed by Cole aad
The Latter Gives High Li
cense a Right Rousing
Sisters Who Hissed and Oth
ers Who Grew Very
Representative Davis Anal
yzes the Wrong of Capi
MAN desiring to
rovern a city who
:an not govern him
Bitine words of
scorn, uttered with
haughty mien and
of the Ii e a d— a
phrase of philippic
force, breaking and
shattering with elec
tric quickness the
card-castle ar g 11
which it was direct
ed. Fortunate, in
deed, for the sensi
tive nature of John
G. Woolley that he
did not sit in the
chamber of the
house yesterday aft
ernoon when Gor
don E. Cole, speak
ing to the commit
tee on temperance,
thus replied to his
tioiip ...o assertions as to wnat
he would do against the saloon influence
if elevated to power.
Mr. Cole was there to ' represent the
Republican party of the state and to
show why that .party still \ remaned
sworn to maintain high license, and to
resist advances to prohibition or pres
ent tinkering with the law of 1887. His
audience was composed of tedies prin
cipally, a score of legislators, and a
number of ministers, and he treated
them to a terrific arraignment of prohi
. in all of the history of the state it is
doubtful if an advocate of high license
ever made a more brilliant, a more
scathing and a more savage attack upon
prohibition than he did then.
It is as impossible to get the prohibition
idea out of a man or woman when it has en
tered them as it is to remove whisky from
a drunkard. [Applause.]
I tell you that the people of Minnesota do
not want prohibition, and it is not courteous
to this committee, nor fair nor reasonable,
thai a handful of men aud women should
come here and demand it. and a man stand
here as Mr. Woolley did yesterday and as
sertthat the Republican party is subservient
to the saloon. 7.7
Out upon such nonsense! ; What does the
Republican party owe to the saloon or where
has It ever bowed the suppliant Knee *. As
for myself, I do not care for a saloon keeper
any more than I do for a prohibitionist.
Ihe Republican party by its platforms is
pledged to maintain high license. The
question of local option does not enter into
that— a system which would make jugs in a
haymow replace the crossroads saloon.
What do the petitions for prohibition
lying upon this desk amount to? Why I
could bring in more than theae, proposing
to hang every lady in this house.
I don't think that this constant coming
here of a small lobby 10 force the passage of
an impracticable measure is reasonable: it
ought not to be asked, and it is opposed to
the best sentiment of the state.
1 am slow to these fanaticisms of reform. I .
have been too
1 v y all my life,
tijing to reform
myself to attempt
to* reform others.
Yet there are some
people who de
vote so much of
their time to re
that they can not
The success of
the criminal law
ot the land rests
upon its perma
nency and stabil
ity; its freedom
from change until
given fair test. It
is only by treat
ing our temper
ance legislation in
the same way that
we can attain
happy and har
i urn fclad to say that the prohibition senti
ment it- ebbing— materially ebbing.
sa.e Nebraska, Minnesota is the pioneer
stale in adopting high license, and all over
the Union to-day states are looking to us
with the intention of following m our foot
steps. Now after routing last fall the only
real enemy that the Republican party had in
this state; the only one thai flew the skull
and crossbones, "and that swore that we
Kboulii'walk the plank, are we to lay down
the best of our party principles and succumb
to this defeatea and insignificant faction?
It is most audacious and cool for these mi
nority prohibitionists to petition you 10 do
this thing. They are not entitled to our con
sideration. Our duty is to do that which will
best promote the harmony and prosperity of
our homes. Noise docs not represent num
bers. When in the seventeenth century a
pall of fanaticism hung over merry England,
Shakespeare— or Bacon [laughter]— ban
ished from the stage, and even the mince pic
and Christmas plum pudding condemned.
A score of men and women got together and
drew ud the following resolution:
"The saints shall inherit the earth.
"Resolved, That we are the saints."
So now our handful of prohibition friends,
with Brother Woolley to whoop 'er up, have
come together and said: '
"The people of this state demand the sub
mission of prohibition.
"Rested. That we are the people." [Tre
Izzet Pasha in a harem never created
more consternation than Mr. Cole did
among the ancient and young ladies
who sat before him. Some became so
indignant that they left, angry blushes
upon their brows and bottled-up wrath
in their decorously clothed bosoms.
Others sat the gale out, but with an un
easy squirming under the pitiless storm,
of sarcasm, ridicule and invective that
pelted down upon them.
Gen. Cole's legal argument against
prohibition was the same triven by him
in the press some tune ago. Huh li
cense was to be sustained as practical,
beneficial and a matter of party honor.
Prohibition does not prohibit and but
plunges the state into endless . trouble.
The people favored high license, and
present change was impracticable and
absurd folly. 7, 7 *"-
Rev. S. G. Smith spoke in a most
manly manner for high license, and.re
membered Mr, Woolley quite affection
ately witn scorn and censure as cutting
as Gen. Cole's." 7- -
I consider it quite inconsiderate for a man
who has been washed for only a few months
to stand un before you and call men "cow
ards'' and "knaves who "were warm and
earnest iv temperance work when he was in
the gutter. Hysterics are not desired in dis
cussing this question— neither physical nor
ink 11 dual High hceuse -has reduced the
number of saloons in this state about a halt.
All classes of the people, even to the promi
nent, are in favor of the maintenance of the
pie -em statute. .><•.: : --■■
If in.- one can get up an amendment to the
constitution that will execute itself, 1 will be
most ready to support it at once. ■•■.■ ■? : <
Ihe trouble will) the gentlemen who favor
constitutional pr hibiiion is that th.-y over
esiima the ea»e'-.vith which they can carry
it into effect • ■ ■:'■' ■■■ '"■"'.'
High license has made every man under its
operations a |.olice officer. Since it went
into effect there has beeu less direct corrup
tion in pol.iics in St. Paul than at anytime
during the twenty years preceding this time.
1 favor high In ense. ■■-•■ ..■• X- •
The license! inspector tells me that there
will be twentv-fiye less saloons in St. Paul
this year than last. .
Vim will never have state prohibition in
Minnesota until you submit to martial law,
have a small standing army and a governor
who proposes -to enforce the law no. matter
what the private opinions of ihe different .
Cumin unties arc. •■•.,:■■
1 I el eve in county local option.
I wish to correct two or three curious mis
apprehensions which crept into a journal
usually accurate in its statements. '1 he rea
sons for local county option seem to me to
go down to the very roots of government.
'Ihe count.- 1- a natural distributing center
for police power in rural districts. I favor,
therefore, the exemption of cities abo\e
5,()Oi) inhabitants from local option laws.
The county . commissioners cannot, be
elected on the liquor issue, pure and simple,
because of the complication In business
interests and' the financial.. policies in
volved, such as roads, bridges and ihe like.
Local option permits the people "un trammeled
to act upon the question; Nobody proposes
to repeal township local option by giving
local option io counties. If Washington
county should have the issue presented, '
Stillwater having more than 5, 00 inhabi
tants, would not vote on the question at all.
Liv if the county should vote in favor of
license, it would still be possible for any
township to vote them out. But if the county
voted against license, then no township
could voie on the question. This is the plan
proposed. • ..-■■•'
In my judgment, one of the things most
needed now is more severity against the
drunkards. We want less of this maudlin
sentimi nt toward the drunkard, and nv..r3
to m ik<: him I eel this disgraceful position. . I
would put him in the chain gang for thirty
days aud <<et him to breakiag stone. If 1 had
had the treatment of Mr. Woolley In reforming
him, 1 would have set him to breaking stone.
The sisters could not st ml this de
nunciation of their -idol. Fair lips
parted and hisses accompanied Mr.
Smith to his seat. '
Gen. Nettleton followed him in a
short speech. •-'• . , 7
1 do not believe in license, high or low, as
a permanent policy, but Ido believe in high
license as the nest form of restriction that
we can now enforce. Ido not believe that
the people of ibis state, or any ■considerable
portion of them, desire to have high license
interfered with, but I do believe that ibey
desire to see added to this law the right of
counties to say whether or no saloons snail
exist within' them. County local option is
in no degree antagonistic to high license.
The two are in harmony with each other.
Bishop Gilbert came. next in a firm
stand tor high license, saying very
tersely and emphatically:
1 want simoly to say that the temperance
question of the time is the coming national
issue. I believe most emphatically in the
principle of high license, and 1 do not be
lieve in the principle of prohibition. .
Rev. ; Gjertsen, of Minneapolis,; said:
I have nothing to say against high license.
The legislature did ; its best two years ago,
and now 1 think every friend of true tem
perance should say "God speed" to this
work. Bui if the legislature refuses this
year to do more, there will be hundreds of
us who will go out and work like beavers un
til we do get what we want. There is among
my people a powerful sentiment in favor of
prohibition. We do not intend to kiss the
big toe of King Gambrmas. 7
The effect ot this last meeting was
tremendous, and is an almost certain
guarantee that new temperance legisla
tion is not likely to pass this winter.
The. temperance committee meets Fri
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. , -
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. '
Representative Davis Discusses
His Abolishing Bill. 7 _,
Representative C. R. Davis gave the
Globe yesterday " tlie following . ex
tremely clear opinion upon his bill to
abolish capital punishment in Minne
sota: - • ; -
1 am opposed to the taking of human life
in any form, as well by the. state as by the in
dividual, and consider that iv • this age of.
boasted civilization capital punishment, that
relic of barbarism, should cease. . If killing a
fellow being is ever liable in mar}, it is:
purely in self-defense; therefore, ought the
commonwealth *• possess greater rights?
The exigencies of other days may have
been such that the life of a state depended
upon tak.ug the lives of its subjects, but
modern ingenuity can construct prisons that
will securely keep offenders,: therefore judi
cial murder is wholly unnecessary to perpet
uate the state's existence. Under these cir
cumstances every execution would seem to
be aconfessit.nof weakness, if notcowardice.
Society of which a state is formed may with
propriety be termed a compact or partner
ship. Did we, or had we the right' when en
tering into this compact to concede our title
'to lite, and can we thus declare it forfeit? If
we can so delegate the right to others, we
certainly do or ought to possess the right of
self-desi ruction, which no one will admit.
Twomancaunot agree that if either com
mit a c.ime the other may kill the offender.
Then what precise number must so agree in
order to justify such action? I hold that an
act criminal in the individual is equally so
when commuted by the many, for division
of responsibility cannot transform - vice into
The dangerous maniac we restrain and cure
if possible, while the dangerous criminal we
hang— and, 1 fear revenge is the actuating
motive. Laws which tolerate revenge are
unworthy of a Christian people. : ■-:•■.•
Sacreduess and inviolability of human life
is a lesson always to be taught, and the com
mand. ''Thou shalt not kill," never to be for
got en. Yet Minnesota has heretofore, and
is about again to violate this precept.
Government is au'edueatorfor good or evil.
Its wrongs permeate every vein , of - society,
and the people become like it, therefore con
demn in the government what is wrong in
the individual. ... .:.-i, •;..■■.-* •■..•.-..,
If government expects to restrain men
fiom killing, it must repress its own vengeful
actions by undertaking to illustrate - tne sa
creduess of life by murdering the criminal. .
Barbarism in law promotes baroarism in
these subject to the law. -
Another great objection is that this penalty
is irremediable. No matter how innocent
the victim, the state is powerless to undo the
wrong, and that thousands have j thus been
executed cannot be denied. ■•
When we consider the unreliability of hu
man testimony, that perjury, prejudice and
public opinion often produce convictions of
the innocent, how presumptuous in man to
indict such penalty. As long as we are liable
to error we should reserve the possibility of
correcting our mistakes.:
Motive and intent are essentials of crime;
therefore to draw the line which separates
sanity from insanity, hence responsibility
from irresponsibility, is most difficult; and
yet this great task is forced upon jurors
wholly incompetent to analyze the mental
and moral inharmonies of ihe human mind.
One popular yet fallacious justification for
this penalty is its supposed deterrent effect
upon the criminally inclined. 1 will admit
that if the criminal knew that death would
follow swift and sure upon his dealing. the
fatal blow fewer murders would be commit
ted. But he knows just the reverse. He
knows that numerous avenues of escape are
©pen to him ; that, when .caught, juries are
averse to convict, judges to sentence and
sheriffs to execute. Hence this threatened
menace looses its terror. '-■..-■
Statistics show a vastly greater number of
convictions, in proportion to the number of
trials, iv the states, where imprisonment for
life Is substituted for the death penalty. I
The value of any threatened penalty de
pends upon the uniformity of its enforce
ment. And the deterrent effect of any penalty
should be measured by what the offender
thought at the time of the commission of the
SAINT PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1889.
offense rather than at the time of its inflic
tion. .:.;' 7^-777^ -:'■ ,
As a rule men fear death only when abso
lutely and immediately- impending, but dis
regard it when far in the future, for nature's
unchanging law has decreed that all shall
die, yet we scarcely heed this decree until it
is brought vividly before us.
Upon the theory that life is all that is good,
and death all that is evil, have legislators
labored in establishing this penalty as a pre
ventive of crime. 7= ".->
This is erroneous, for to the healthy, vir
tuous and good life is enjoyable, while to the
diseased, vicious and criminal life is often a
burden, and to many such death would be
considered a blessing. The large excess of
suicides over homicides proves this state
ment, and demonstrates the folly of legislat
ing men out of existence in order to stop
their enjoyment. Many instances can be cited
showing that the gallows, instead of repress
ing crime, incites the commission of it. and
usually one execution is soon followed by
several murders. . .-':*v^r
If executions have a tendency to suppress
crime, why not make them public, and es
pecially invite the criminally inclined to
witness this great moral drama, instead of
conducting them in private? And does not
the state in so doing confess that she is
ashamed to -perform such vile acts in pub
It is simply murdering the murderer. A
repetition of horror for horror. ■ ■"'-..
The punishment fer crime is, or ought to
be. three-fold in its 'nature: First, for the
reformation of the criminal : secondly, for
protection of society, and thirdly, for re
straint upon the criminally inclined; audi
assert that the death penalty has fallen
short of accomplishing either, for it destroys
without reforming the criminal; all history
proves that m securing protection to society
or in deterring crime, its failure is marked
and conspicuous. ÜBBffiSSP^f
My theory of punishment may be summed
v « as follows: Penalties that do not
c in template the reformation of the criminal
a c not punishments, but cruelties.
A BATCH OF TiißKt! VETOES.
Gov. Church Disapproves of a Few
Measures and submits a Special
Special to the Globe. ~7-
Bismarck, Dak., Feb. 6.— Gov.Church
fired three .vetoes and a special message
at the house to-day. The bill repealing
the session law of 1885 providing lor
struck - juries was first on the list of
vetoes. This disapproval was referred
to the judiciary committee; Adams'
seed wheat bill came next... It passed
over the veto with but three dissenting
votes. The joint resolution providing
each member with :six papers; was
passed over the veto, but tne vote, thus
passing it was afterwards reconsidered
and the disapproval message referred to
the committee oh ways and means.
This is a move to make the governor ap
pear in the light of a wild calculator.
The message concerned the expendi
tures by the territorial veterinary de
partment, and was accompanied by
copies of letters proving that his excel
lency kicked against extravagance in
others" right along. A communication
from the attorney general stated his
opinion -to be that the usury bill
was constitutional. A request was thrust
upon the treasurer for a statement of
the military encampment expense for
the past two years to see if there is any
thing crooked there. Bixler introduced
a bill making., void any clause in any
act requiring a note to be paid in gold.
The council committee on territorial at'-*
fairs returned the joint resolutions call
ing on the governor for a statement of
the clerk hire expenditures in his office
without recommendations, which seems
to indicate that the affair was none of
their business. A bill repealing act of
1887, allowing judges: of ; the supreme
court 11,500 traveling expenses, passed.
Also the bill requiring marriage
licenses. : Poindexter introduced a bill
to establish a Normal school at Ashton,
asking for school lands to be delivered
in the sweet subsequently and $5,000 for
maintenance without delay. The coun
cil will consider, the seed wheat veto
to-morrow, and pass the bill, without
doubt, over the veto.
'-•'■ THE NOItMAI. SCHOOL CONTEST. •
Very similar to the North Dakota ag
ricultural fight in the council ; is -the
Normal school contest in the house. In
both cases the South Dakota members
slid gracefully out of the dilemma, with
the parting injunction to the Northern
warriors to settle these family rows
among themselves. As has already been
stated in the Globe, every one predicts
that Valley City will win in the council
scrap, but in the house the forces are so
uncertain and the leaders so evenly
matched that no one will hazzard an
opinion upon results. . Tom Elliott is
working for Lisbon and C. C. New
man for Milnor. The bill estab
lishing it at the latter place
demands less of the earth, only
twenty sections of school land after
North Dakota is admitted as a state,
but it is a well known fact that an ad
vantageous trade beats a just, equitable
bill to death in this kind of. race, and
Mr. Newman need place but little re
liance in his bill going through on its
merits. He must get down to his knit
ting and give popular Mr. Elliott a
double dose of his own medicine, and
that is the magic of his personal in
fluence in driving a trade. Newman
caught on to 7^:77^7
THE BAND WAGON
early in the session, but gamblers are
always said to be lucky in their first
venture. This was his first experience
with the legislative lottery, and has yet
to prove whether. hit can make them
come his way or not. His frieuds think
he can, and his acquaintances say that
with experience no one will be his
superior. Everybody knows Tom
Elliott and his methods. His personal
popularity is his strong hold, his skill
in a trade a great second, and his per
sistency a guarantee of success. Wah-
Eelon is also a candidate for this prize,
ut the bill establishing it there has not
yet left the couucil. This will not, it
is thought, cut much .figure in
the approaching struggle, however..
Mr. . Miller, of Richland;. •'-. the
coacher became tangled up somehow
or other with the Fargo ; forces on the
agricultural college deal, forcing Mc-
Donald, the Valley City champion, to
seek allies elsewhere. He being flushed
with success and the Fargo representa
tion subdued by defeat, Mr. Miller
will probably not enter the lists clad in
armor— though, perhaps, he may be the
real umpire who will decide the con
test. One thing can be relied upon; he
will make the best of his opportunities,
whatever they maybe. It is under
stood that he refused the presidency of
the council for the reason that he did
not wish to elevate himself to the detri
ment of his town— which such a course
would tend to do. 7 7;
The Helena Journal Company Ab
sorbs a Campaign Daily.
Special to the Globe. 7 :'£j -k
Helena, Mont. Feb. 6.— The Journal
Publishing company, of which Russell
B. Harrison, son of the president-elect,
is a member, to-day purchased the
Record, a morning Republican ; paper,
started here last September. It is
understood that 7 the purchase "7 was
made ' with a portion of 7 the*, money,
raised by. young, Harrison during his
recent visit to New York, to establish.
-an i organ :of . the ;. administration here.
Guy X. Piatt, editor of the Record, will
retire as soon 7as the" Indianapolis
journalist engaged by. Harrison to take
charge of the paper arrives. The name
of the paper will be changed to the :
Journal. . . ■ _•;-"' . -,-
Killed in a Logging Camp.
Special to the Globe.
Ashland, Wis., Feb. Ben 7 Ryan
was killed by a falling tree in a logging
Springer's Committee on Ter
ritories Squelches Hopes i;
of Mormons. |j
Dave Hill Meets Notable Dem
ocrats at Whitney's Re- |
Indications Are That the Om
nibus Bill Will Pass at ..-'■'!
Senator Chandler Wants an
Investigation of Illegal i.
Washington, ■ Feb. 6.— The house
committee on territories held its regu
lar meeting this morning and took final;
action on the bill for the admission of
Utah and the omnibus bill providing
an enabling act for the admission of the
territories of Idaho, Wyoming and Ari
zona as states of the Union. It was de
cided, although not unanimously, in?
regard to the Utah matter, to appoint a
subcommittee of five members, with
Representative Springer, as ■ chair
man, to draft a report to
the effect that owing to the late
ness of the session, it would be
impossible to secure the passage of the
pending bill. The subcommittee was;
authorized to make its report exhaustive
in order. to give to the public tiie bene
fits of the hearings by the committee on
the propositions to admit the territory.
This report will be submitted, to the
full committee as soon as it is finished.
The committee also reports favorably;
the omnibus bill providing enabling
acts for the admission of the other ter
ritories above named. The vote iv com
mittee was practically unanimous; on
this proposition, although one of the
members expressed himself as opposed
to the omnibus system and preferred the
admission of these territories singly. '
DAVE HILL DAZZLED. 7
All the Notable Democrats in Pub
lic Life Meet Him at the Whit
• ney Reception. v .'••-' ;
Special to the Globe. "':". -..;,
Washington, 7 Feb. Secretary
Whitney gave a reception to Gov. Hill,
of New York, this afternoon. It was a
most brilliant aftair, and gathered in
the i handsome drawing j rooms Of the
Whitney mansion were all the most
notable Democrats" in . public life. As ;
the visitors entered they were received •
by Secretary Whitney, who. in turn, in
troduced each guest to Gov. Hill, who
stood at his left. After the reception,
which lasted two hours, a cold
luncheon was served. Among those
present -were -Secretary Fairchildir
Postmaster General Dickinson,^ As
sistant Secretaries Thompson, Mayn
ard and Knott; Senators Payne,
Blackburn, Gorman, Call and Ransom;-
Congressmen Collins, Dibble. Herbert,
McAdoo. Fdran,"- Vance, Mills, Stahl
necker. Sowden, Cowles, Davidson, T.
J. Campbell, Johnston, Mansur,
Cox, Gibson, Elliott. Kilgore, . Ford,
Martin, 7 Cobb, McCreary, Walker,
Bryce, Anderson, • Rogers. Weaver,:
Seney and Compton ; Chief Clerk You
mans, of the treasury department; Pub
lic Printer Benedict, Marshal Wilson
and William Dickson. Representative
Stahlnecker, in introducing Representa
tive Sowden, of Pennsylvania, to Gov..
Hill, remarked: "Governor, this is
Allentown Bill." "Governor," inquired
Mr. Sowden, somewhat embarrassed by
the introduction, would you -: have -
I vetoed my bill had you been president?"
! "No, indeed," responded Gov. Hill,
"I . am interested in all internal; im
provements, and especially , those iii ;
.which my friends are interested." Prior,
to holding his reception, ' Gov. Hill
called on Mr. 'Randall at the capital, ■
and was closeted with him in the house
committee room on appropriations
an hour and a half. : The governor re: :
turned to New York on the Congres
sional express this afternoon. 7 r
. SPRINGER WILL YIELD. 7 f
Little Doubt 'lhat the Omnibus
Bill Will Be Patched Dp and
Passed This Session. . *" /\
Special to the Globe. 7 7 .
Washington, D. C, Feb. The
presence of Gov. Hill and the reception'
! tendered him by Secretary Whitney
caused a delay in the consideration of ;
the omnibus bill by the conference com
mittee this afternoon. The conferrees
did not meet. 3 It is ascertained this
evenine that the strongest . possible in,- 1
ducement, the prospect of self-interest,
has been brought to bear upon Con-,
gressman Springer, and he will be more
in a conceding spirit to-morrow ' than
ever before. Enough is known to war
rant the prediction that Mr. Springer., l
will yield the j controverted points cob-;
cerning New - Mexico \ and a vcte on
division. It may not be to-morrow,
but that will .be the ultimate "re
sult of the conference,. It 7 may :
be that a vote on Sioux Falls constitu
tion will not be permitted to take place
in April, but will remain as in the Mil
on May. ls. It is asserted by enemies
of that constitution that an early vote is
sought solely because friends of : the
instrument believe that in April. no
farmers could .be gotten to the polls,
and the large city : vote would be cast
almost unanimously for the constitu
tion. It is claimed that this subterfuge
has been explained to Springer, and he
will insist upon.May. 15 for the vote i
rather than April ?9, as proposed by
friends of the constitution. It is safe >
to positively assert, however, that, in ;
some form, the omnibus -bill. will pass
during this session and be approved, oy
the president. - -
He Wants to Know the . Author
ity for Timber Cutting on In- ;
Special to the Globe. , . ; 7 . 7. -7
Washington, Feb. The senate to
day considered the ■'. resolution" of Mr.
Chandler for. the investigation of naval
officers' claims and the legislative ap
propriation bill. The senate passed the
bill granting the Big Horn Southern ;
Railroad company the right "of ,-way
across the Fort Custer military reserva- 1 '
tion in Montana; also a resolution.- of-
Mr. Chandler, calling on the secretary ,
of the interior for a statement as to the,
authority for cutting timber from the'
Chippewa Indian reservation - within
the .La Pointe agency. Mr. Chandler
called up his resolution instructing tin?
committee on appropriations to investi
gate the matter of naval officers'
claims. He said that "-he:-: had
tried to have the . evils practiced •
by claims agents '..-'-.corrected'.-, by a
limitation on all claims ': of -this kind.!
This proposed statute of limitations was
: criticised unfavorably by Senators Man-;
1 derson, - Spooner and - Call. After ' <
further discussion the. resolution went
over without action acd the senate took
up the legislative, executive and judi
cial -: -. appropriation bill, . the .pending
question .being* an - amendment ,to in
crease the clerical : force of ~ the civil
service commission. A' long discussion
ensued, which turned principally unon
the derelictions of :the-postoffice depart
ment. Mr. Daniel attacked the civil
service system. "While be regretted the
defeat of the administration, he felt
that there would be some consolation in
it if the com ing administration should
.manifest no affection . for tlie modern
machine system of appointments. The
senate, at 4:30, adjourned.
CUT THROUGH A CONTINENT.
The House Passes the Conference
Report on the Nicaragua Canal
Bill. - :';— :.77^7-7. ".'7= ■"
Special to the Globe. - ' -- 7 ' 7;- 7;7
: : Washington, Feb. 6.— The house to
day agreed to the conference report on -
the Nicaragua canal . bill. : Frank B.
Posey was sworn iii as a member of the
' house from the First Indiana district to
succeed A. P. Hovey.- -The conference
j report on the Nicaragua bill was taken
up. Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, said
that the conference had made the bill
worse than when it came from the sen
ate. Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, said
that the " importance of the project
would prevent him scanning the bill
with too nice an eye. Mr. Chipman, of
Michigan, said he hoped' that the pass
age of. the Nicaragua bill would be a
prelude to the day when the nation will
follow, and we, as a people, will plant
! our feet in those regions, and when our
; flag shall wave over the state of Nicara
gua as a state of " the United
Suites of America. Mr. -Dingley, of
Maine, addressed the house in support
of the bill as reported. : Mr. Scott, of
Pennsylvania, speaking for the bill,
disclaimed any personal interest in the
canal- company, and deprecated the
idea which seems to prevail that a man,
by. his industry and investment, had
succeeded in getting enough of the
world's goods, was not competent to ex
press ; himself and vote upon such a
measure as was r now presented. Mr.
O'Neil, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Peters, of
Kansas, and Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama,
spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Clardy
then closed the debate in support of the
conference report, which was agreed to
—yeas' 177. nays. 00. Mr. Dingley,' of
] Maine, reported a resolution calling on
■ the Secretary of the treasury for in
formation as to what orders were given
to the commander of 7 the United
States revenue cutter Richard
Rusk, iii regard to the 7 protection
of seal fisheries in 7 Behring sea,
an the" spring and summer of , 1888; I
whether such instructions differ from
'those given the same commander in the
spring and summer of 1887. In explana
tion of the resolution Mr. Dingley stated
that the commander of the Kusk had
•testified before the committee that in
1887 he had seized a large number of
vessels for the illegal catching of seal. In
1888, notwithstanding the fact that there
were vessels illegally engaged seal
ing, he had 3 made no seizures. Being
'asked why he had not, he 7 replied that,
his secret orders had not permitted him
to do so. The resolution.; was adopted.:
!tr. Hatch, of Missouri, ..endeavored to'
! 'secure the consideration Of the agricult
ural aDpropriation bill, but Mr. O'Neill,
l.tst Pertnsj Ivania, % forward the
hill increasing the pension of the widow.;
7 of Brig. Geiwi '-. Emery, 7 on % which the
previous question ' had # been 7 ordered;
.since June last. The house voted to
consider this measure.. Dilatory motions
! were made to consume the time until 5 '
o'clock. At that hour the house took a
recess until 7:30.'' , -:.7 r
•j* Mr. feel, of Arkansas, -has called up
the house bill to divide a portion of the
reservation of the Sioux.; nation of In
dians in Dakota into separate reserva
tions,' and te secure the relinquishment
of thelnddian title to the ..remainder.
.Several amendments were proposed and
adopted, and the previous question was
ordertd and the bill laid aside until to
morrow. The senate, bill to ratify the
agreement with the Shoshone, Bannock .
and Sheepeater Indians for the sale of a :
portion of their lands in Idaho, and ! the
bill for the sale of lands patented 7to
certain. Flathead Indi4ns in Montana
was passed, and the house at 10:30 p.
7 7 DON'T ¥ NOW WHAT TO DO.
Democratic Senators Hold a Cau
-7 cus to Determine Their Policy
for the Remainder of the Ses
Special to the Globe. " '77.77
Washington, Feb. 7 67— The Demo
cratic senators held another caucus this
evening, after the -adjournment of the
senate, for the purpose of discussing an
order of business for the remainder of.
the "session. The principal subject of
discussion was the Chandler resolution
for the investigation of the alleged
election outrages, in Louisiana. Mr.
Gibson is .anxious to have this resolu
tion thoroughly discussed, and, if pos
sible, disposed of before adjournment.
There are only twenty-two working
days left before the 4th of
March, and quite - a . number
of appropriation bills are still
to be disposed of. All of the senators
present at the caucus were of opinion
that it would take a long time to dispose
of the subject. All of the Southern sen
ators will wish to be heard in the de
bate. It was proposed that an effort be
made to dispose . of the ; appropriation
bills rapidly, and that the consideration
of the resolution be postponed until the
final days of the session. The caucus
adjourned without action, with the un
derstanding that Senator' Harris will
consult with the" Republican senators
,and« learn their views. It is likely that
the Republican senators will have to
hold a -caucus on order of . business
soon, as the important measures on the
calendar are "beginning to jostle each
other. - '
; - .'. Two Strong Speeches.
Special to the Globe..-' .0.
1 Washington, 'h Feb. ' 6. — Senator
Spooiier's speech to-day in opposition to
the Chandler resolution to investigate
armvand navy officer's claims was a
ringing defense of the volunteer soldiers
from the inuendo cast upon them by the
senator from : New Hampshire. Knute
Nelson - made one , of his -, characteris- .
tically strong speeches upon the Nica
ragua canal bill.; He stated, what is un
doubtedly a fact, that the bill, under
■ the ' guise of ' patriotism, is a gigantic
scheme for the enrichment of a few in
corporators, who are already said to be
trading in bonds issued with prospective
values. -- . ■ ,j ' - " -- ■"-•"'.-;
?f7 7 : 7 Personal Mention. --
Special to the Globe. .
7 Washington, 7 Feb. 6.— J. Q. A. Bra
den, of Aberdeen, and James McHugh,
"of Minneapolis,- are- at the ■ National.
Calvin Whitefc^^Jr^ of Duluth, ris at
the St. James. nflip Reilly and wife,
D.E.<Rosell and Miss M. O. Bandel, of
St. Paul, ; are at Wiilard's. Charles T.
Rupert, of Minneapolis, G. G. Hartley
• and wife; of Duluth, are at the Riggs. :
7^7 7. "Bayard Calls Bismarck. :
'I, Washington, 7 Feb. 76.—- Secretary
Bayard has notified the *• German minis
ter at Washington that this government
accepts the proposition \ for a - resump
tion at Berlin of the conference began
in Washington, in 1887, in regard to
It Is Stained by a Charge
Brought by Indignant
The Commissioner of Mounted
Police Has an Appetite
An Unlawful Importation of
; the Leverage Gets Him
Indians on the Vermillion,
Dak., Reservation Are in
Special to the Globe.
Regina, N. W. T., Feb. 67—Consid
erable excitement was caused last night
when the i fact •became known that a
charge had been preferred against Law
rence W. Herchimer, commissioner of
the Northwest Mounted police, for un
lawfully importing liquor into the ter
ritories in direct violation of the statute.
The information charges that Herch
imer brought into the territories from
the province of Manitoba 1,000 gallons
of beer without the necessary permis
sion in writing from the Lieutenant
governor. Trial is filed for , the 20ih.
inst., at Regina. 7 The plaintiff in the
case is one I'aul, acting in conjunction
with prominent citizens and business
men. The statute prohibits the im
portation or sale of liquor in the terri
tories except by special permission of
lieutenant governor. The penalty for
infraction is a fine of $200 or imprison
ment or both, and confiscation of the
liquor. The duty of enforcing the law
rests entirely with the mounted police
and Herchimer is at the head of the
force for the whole territory. ' Com
plaint has frequently been made by
settlers of undue severity in the en
forcement of the law. Complaint has
also been made of the demoralization ol
the force at Retina from drunkenness,
and a spirited controversy has been
going on for some time between Her
chimer and his friends and the North
western members of the Dominion par
liament. It ■is asserted that whisky,
smuggling has been going on for some
time and that liquor has been dispensed
to the police force at a big profit through
the canteen in connection with the ofti
cera' mess. The. force at Regina num
bers 200 men. Their pay ranges from
fifty to seventy-five cents per. day. each,
an d it is said fully $100 per dayjis taken
In at tne canteen. It is hinted that
Herchimer has associates in the whisky
business and startling disclosures are
' expected at the trial. Only a few days
ago I a hotel 7 keeper £ here imported a .
quantity of ' beer ' which 7 arrived 7 before •
the permit was issued and was ordered
spilled by Herchimer.. -The citizens are:
indignant-. at the inconsistency, of Her- f
chiinerin proseuting others for what he |
claims, by his actions to be right and
lawful.. 7 7 777 .-7" ' ■ '77-i. -TT,-^;'^
&J .7: ; INDIANS IN WANT. 77-;7
The Government Will Relieve the
Necessities of the Reds at Ver
m II ion Lake. ."—:■.
Special to the Globe.
7 Ashland. Wis., Feb. Agent Greg
ory, Chief Clerk Beaser, Clerk Rodman
and other attaches of Lapointe Indian
agency, leave to-morrow for Vermillion
Lake reservation, 7 near Tower, where
they will make the annual distribution'
of blankets and supplies- to 'destitute .
Indians. The redskins -are sadly in
need of the necessaries of life, and the
advent of the. agent and . staff will be
hailed with great joy. Blankets, pork,
flour and the like in generous quanti
ties will be distributed gratuitously to
the Indians by the government, tho
treaty providing for supplies for poor
: Lo's family having expired several years
ago. Half of them are now in a condi
tion of absolute starvation. When they
• receive their money for pine contracts
the Indians dispose of it after the man
ner of sailors, and in a few days they
are destitute and begging for help. .
HOURS FOR SELLING BOOZE. j
Manitoba's Liquor Laws to Be
•'- Amended in the Interest of
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. o.— The Man
itoba liquor law is to be amended in the
interest of wholesale dealers. The law
at present requires the closing of hotels :
from 11:30 p. m. till 6 a. m. every day,
and on Saturday to close at 10 and re
main closed till 7 Monday morning.
These hours are to be changed to 11
and 6 every day,' and 10 Saturday night
till 7 • Monday morning. Wholesale
houses at present are closed from 8
p. m. till 7a. m. every day, and from 6
p. ml Saturday till 8 a. "in. Monday.
This is to be altered to Bp. m. and 7
p. m. every day. and 10 p. m. Saturday
till Ba. m. Monday. The change takes
half an hour each day from hotel keep
ers, and gives the wholesole men four
hours extra on Saturday.
JIM-JAMS PROMPTS SUICIDE.
A Promii." *nt Badger Hangs Him
~ sell in a Lock-
Special to the Globe. 7
:"; Eau Claire, : Wis.. Feb.' James
Johnson, a prominent Norwegian of
. Augusta, committed suicide last nieht.
Johnson had been in this city a day or
two drinking heavily, and in the cars
on his way home yesterday ; quarreled
with the conductor, who on arrival of
the train at Augusta handed him over
to the police. Johnson, who was locked
up, during the night tied one end of his
suspenders to the grating over : the cell
door and the other around his neck and
hung himself. He was stone dead when
found. Deceased was wealthy and
leaves a widow. • - - -'I'Cjt'l
7 Slashed His Own Throat.
Special to the Globe.
7 Beloit, Wis., Feb. 6.— Frank De
graff, a young farmer living near Man
chester, 111., tried to suicide this morn
ing. . At- daylight he - rose, secured a
razor and returned to bed, where he cut .
two gashes in his throat, and was en
deavoring to make a third when pre
vented -by his * young wife.7 He com
pletely severed his wind pipe, but may.
recover.-' Financial : ; troubles - are sup
posed to be the .cause. 7 7 .: 7 -
7 Found Dead in Bed.
Special to the Globe. •-■.',.
■"':' Grand Forks, Dak., Feb., 6.— Word
has just been received from Milton that
J. P. McHugta, better known as ; Phil
McHugh, and representing 1 Gordon &
Fergiison^of St. Paul, was found dead
in bed tlfflsinof ning at this place. The :
cause of his death is ascribed to acute
membraneous £ laryniugitis. 7 McHugh f
was one of the most popular drummers ■
on the roud in r .this section, and the
friends that morn bis death are legion.
PREFERS THE JAIL.
A Young .Scandinavian in a Seri
Special to the Globe. *
Eau Claire, Feb. 6.— Oluf Barnand
was jailed for illegitimate parentage.
His accuser is a pretty little Norwegian
girl, whom he betrayed rin their native
village, Stralskund, Norway. Oluf fled
when the consequences : of his wrong
doing became known, and the girl, babe
in arms, pursued him to -the United
States. She finally overtook him in this
city. The girl is devoted to Oluf, and
visited him 7 constantly in. jail. The
trouble will probably be compromised
by marriage, though Oluf Is thus far
obdurate, and prefers to remaiu in jail.
Langdon Lights Out.
Special to the Globe. .
Lake Benton, Minn., Feb. The
examination of C. H. Langdon, alias
Moore, of Lake Preston fame, charged
with burglary, which was before Judge
McArthur, resulted in ■ - Langdon being
discharged. A new warrant was issued
but the man had escaped. The Dakota
authorities are very indignant. Sheriff
7V\ hitman, of Lake Benton, fouid Lang
don Tuesday morning in Tyler. . His
feet and ears were badly frozen during
his night's race in the blizzard, and he
was brought back to Lake Benton. To
day the writ of. habeas corpus, which
was issued Feb. 2, was dismissed, and
the prisoner remanded to the charge of
the sheriff. The case was called in
Justice Metcalf's court after a motion
to dismiss the case on the grounds that
the warrant alleged two crimes had been
overruled. The defendant secured a
change of venue and the case was sent,
to Justice Bailey, of Verdi, this after
noon. The watch that formed the chief
evidence against Langdon he claims
was taken from him the night of his es
cape. Sympathy is about evenly di
vided here for and against him.
Clear Case of "Skip."
Special to the Globe.
' Pipestone, Feb. Another week
has passed and still nothing has been
seen or heard of Kimball, the missing
butcher, and from all accounts it now
looks as though it was a clear case of
"skip," and "several of our merchants
mourn his sudden " departure from a
financial standpoint. Just before he
left a man by the > name of O'Brien
signed a note for ISO with him at one of
our banks, but now claims that he
(O'Brien) thought he was only identify
ing Kimball. •
Special to the Globe. '-"■"•,'
Delano, Feb. 6.— As Rev. John
Doran. of this place, was on his way to
attend a funeral service at Armstrong
yesterday, his horse shied of the
road and the cutter struck a stone,
overturning the rig and . throwing Mr.
Doran on the frozen if round, injuring
his hip and fracturing his shoulder.
About six months ago he met with a
similar mishap, being thrown from the
buggy and dislocating his other
shoulder. ;'■'-. 7 7 ..7--7-. ■•;- .
A Hawkeye Dies Abroad.
i Special to the Globe. . . '-: : 7.-.M.
'-Dubuque.: lo., Feb. 6.— A cablegram
was 7 received to-day announcing the
death of f Frank T. Walker, a prominent
! real estate broker of this city, who was
also interested in banks at Fargo and
■ Grank 'Forks, Dak. He died on the Isle .
of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, whither
he went- a few: weeks ago to regain his
health. The remains will.be emualmed
and brought home for interment. ' [
.Denkeepers in Trouble.,
Special to the Globe. -77 777
Ashland, Wis., Feb. 6.— Divekeepers
find it warm in this county now, and the
prospect for cleaning out the dens of
infamy is very favorable. < Last night a
notorious character at Glldden named
"Black . Joe," who recently op«. Ned a
house of prostitution, was 7 given a
couple of hours to make himself scarce
in the community, and he discreetly
Cold Enough to Freeze Whisky.
Special to the Globe.
- Brainerd, Minn.,Feb. 6.— The height
of the cold wave was reached this morn
ing, when the thermometer registered
30 deg. below zero, the coldest this win
ter. : A delegation of Brainerd prosnect
ors departed - to-nght for Washington
territory. - The party includes George
A. Keene, I. J. Hartley and J. C. Ather
ton, and others are to follow.
Wedding Bells at Dubuque.
Special to the Globe.
Dubuque, To., Feb. 6.— John J. Mc-
Carthy, city attorney, was united in
marriage to-day to Miss Mary, daughter
of John M. Liuehan, a retired coal mer
chant. The ceremony was performed
in the cathedral. A bridal tour East is
on the programme, the couple leaving
Wanted to Haise a Row.
Special to the Globe. ;7~7- .;'7,7
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 6.— A. H.
Hume, of Pembina, got drunk Tuesday,
and was . arrested. He was bailed out,
got legal advice and also called on Uni
ted St tes Consul Taylor, as he consid
ered the matter serious enough to raise
an international question. He pleaded
guilty and was fined $1.7
Electric Light at the Forks.
Special to the Globe. j .» .:
Grand Forks, Dak., Feb. 6.— The
incandescent ; light: f company started
their light this evening. At present it
is not largely patronized, being only in
one or two of the hotels and . a few
stores. Connections are not yet being
completed in other places. The light
apparently is a success. 7; r ;7y
- Legislated Out of Office.
Special to the Globe. V . ;;. ,'.. '"'.' T"-".'
Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 6.— the
Manitoba • legislature to-day a bill was
introduced doing away with all registry
offices and officials connected therewith
after the Ist of November next and in
stituting the Torrens system instead.
- Farmer Staley Evicted by Fire.
Special to the Globe.'7 : ~7^7
Gltndon, Minn., Feb. The house
of William' Staley, living " nine miles
southeast of Glyudon, was destroyed by
fire on Tuesday night. ... Mr. Stalley is
on« of r the well-to-do farmers ot . Clay
county, and his loss is about 12,000.
Thermometer, 40 below.'
The Damage Slight.
Special to .he Glooe. 7"o '7
Fergus Falls, Feb. 6— Fire broke
out at 2 o'clock this morning : in the:
house of G. A. Lindquist, county ■ treas
urer, caused by '"' a defective ; flue. It
was extinguished '.-*■ with only a few
hundred dollars' damage. 7
;7- 77 ; Drug Store Destroyed.
. Special to the Globe.7 7
Grand Forks, Dak., Feb.; 6.— M.
Vdnburg's drug store at Reynolds, was
destroyed by fire this forenoon. Fully
insured, •;■'■ '■■■"S~ '■'■-: : I
Banker Hanley Passes Away.
special to the Globe.
.■•; Clear Lake, Dak., Feb. 6.— J. Frank
Hanley, 1 banker, died this p. m. at 1
o'clock of pneumonia. "7
I LAPS OFJLUXURY. 1 :
- Our Homeless Young Men ! I
The Combination to I
Be Made in the 1
SUNDAYS-GLOBE. | "
Politicians Are Inclined to
Treat the Windom Boom
Harrison Says Minnesota
William Is a Mighty Smart
Ex-Gov. Porter's Friends Say
Windom's Candidacy Is ;
At Any Rate, He Seems to Bf
a Fixed Cabinet
... • • ■
Indianapolis, lnd., Feb. The
statement that Hon. William Windom
had been offered the treasury portfolio
by Gen. Harrison, after the lattei
learned that Senator Allison would not
accept the same, is stoutly contradicted
hire in certain quarters, but the rumor
appears to be' pretty thoroughly sus
tained, and is as authentic, as any re
port concerning the cabinet that has
gone forth from here. Your correspon
dent, was to-diy inforsnad by a prom
inent Republican— an ex-state official—
that he was last evening in a company,
one of whom was Mr. Halford. Gen.
Harrison's private secretary, and that
lie heard Mr. Halford intimate in terms
that could not be misinterpreted
that Mr. 'Windom had been settled on
for the position of secretary of tho
treasury. "I have not the slightest
doubt about the matter," continued" this
gentleman, "for I have been receiving
intimations of such a thing for three or
four days. I think you may announcd
it with perfect safety." The above was
confirmed by several gentlemen who are
in a position to know of the plans of the
president-elect. . It appears that tlie
statement, which originated in Wash
ington, that Gen. Harrison had deter
mined on an Eastern man for secretary
of the treasury in view of Blame's ap
pointment as secretary of state, had
good foundation, for it is known that as
soon as Senator Allison's declination
became public the friends of Senator
Piatt, of New York, began to urge him
for the treasury, but \ ',
THEIR EFFORTS WERE UNAVAILING.
There is however, a widei divergence of
opinion as to who the Western man
will be on whom Gen. Harrison will de
termine/. It is .rather .7 singular that ft
boom for Hon. John C. New ■:. should
have started up at this late hour, but
such is the case, and "since ' Friday last
his name has-been very actively r asso
ciated with the cabinet . position which
was refused by Senator Allison. That
. New; was not long "ago-; settled"
upon as one of the/ president's
advisers has been a '•• surprise'/
to many, as he has been for years the
champion of Harrison's candidacy, and
that be should not be the first to bo re
warded with a cabinet place was a sur
prise to a great many. But he himself
intimated very soon after Gen. Harri
son's election "that he was hot expecting
any cabinet, place, and that he did not
even desire it. This was confirmed
a subsequent report, which was gener
ally accepted as authentic, that Indiana
was not to be represented in the cabi
net. This was accepted as a fact until
a few days ago, when the talk about
New for the treasuryshlp" sprung
up. . Nevertheless, it is New's friends
who are to-night making the statement
that Windom will get . the treasury "
portfolio. Why they should accept the
si tuition so completely is what makes
this statement sound suspicious, but ■■
v there is an explanation • for it, which
sooner or later will probably be found
to be correct. It is 'that Gen. Harrison
has a difficulty on his hands right here
in Indiana. It is a contest between ex- .
Gov. Porter, who has taken little part
in politics for several yeais, and the
men who managed the recent campaign,'
and who, in fact, did so much for the
SUCCESS OF GEN. HARRISON. •
A strong quartette, consisting of Col.'
John C. New, Secretary of State Mich-.'
ener, Staunton J. Peele and Private
Secretary Halford. is arrayed against
Porter, who, on the other hand, is"
backed by the great men of the Repub
lican party of the state— those who.
know little of machine politics. Porter,
has long been regarded as the laboring
man's iriend, and it is from this class,
and especially from organized labor,
that the strongest efforts have orig
inated in his behalf. Harrison would.
'■. undoubtedly strengthen himself in this
state by appointing Porter, but
in doing so; he would • mor
. tally offend '" the quartette above
mentioned, who have worked so
unceasingly in his behalf. Their desire,
it appears, is not to get into the cabinet
themselves, but to keep all Indiana
candidates out and to have as their re
. ward the disposition of the federal pat
ronage in this state. In this way it is
thought Senator Windom came to be
decided upon in the place of New. if
the report concerning his selection
prove true. But- four men from the
West have been ; mentioned -in con
nection, with the place since Friday .
last, and they are . New. Porter, Far
well and Windom. Senator Windom
and Gen. Harrison have long
been close friends. The. Minnesotian
called to visit Gen. Harrison a few days
; before the election and remained several
days, but he has not been in Indianapo
lis since. Their friendship is supposed
to be an outgrowth of their mutual re
lations to the Garfield-Arthur differ
ences at the time|gEgSflKß9Ns9i
WINDOM RETIRED FROM ARTHUR'S CAB
IN EX. 7
Gen. Harrison was a warm friend ot
Garfield during the latter's life, and had
a falling-out with Arthur relative to the
appointment of the United States juage
at this : point, Harrison favoring Judge.
Hines, his old law partner, and Gresham
championing Judge Woods, who re
ceived the -appointment. Harrison and-.
.Windom were both at Chicago in 1684 ;
fighting the renomination of Aithurand
have bad friendly 7 relations ,in other ' ,
ways. The president-elect is said to
hsve 7 " - 7 :
, • CONFIDENCE IN WINDOM'S ABILITY,
and to have recently remarked of him:
"He is a .good financier,, and a . good
man.'.' .Nevertheless, Porter's friends .
are to-night deriding the: idea of Win-.
dom's appointment, and declare that- it ;.
'• is a story gotten up to injure the . Porter
boom. There are others, too, y who •do
not believe in the Widom story, and de
clare it is "ail wind." 7> It has, however,
as much authenticity as any which has-.
yet gone forth concerning the y make-up -;
of the cabinet. - .*. "-_-.'• 7 ."*. S. "':'
Grover and Wife Go Home. v 7
. New ; York, Feb. • 6.— President and '
Mrs. Cleveland left for Washington on .
the midnight train to-night. c^-gEti -a *