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Defeated for Congress He Ris
es, Phoenix Like, a
Ilex McKenzie Succeeds in
Devil's Lake, N. D„ Burns Red
Fire in Hansbrough's
South Dakota Legislators
Shadowed by Repub
lican Sleuths c
Special to the Globe.
Bismaijck, N. D.,' Jan. 23.— The sena
torial light is over. Cougresnam H. C.
liansbrouirh was elected on the seven
teenth ballot, receiving 67 votes out of
93. The Democrats lead the break
sixteen ot them going to Hansbrough
in a body. The legislature has
adjourned until Tuesday. 11. C.
Hansbrough who was defeated last fall
for ? congress has been elected
United States senator by the
same man who defeated him for con
gress. Pierces largest vote was 19.
Alex McKenzie being opposed to him
lost him the support of but three votes
in his own vicinity and on all sides it is
conceded that his campaign was in
weak hands and badly managed. Al
though no Republican caucus was had,
the ballotting continued so long that
Hansbrough had enough votes to elect
without the Democrats. The tenth bal
lot, taken this morning, resulted as
Pierce IPlMuir 8
■- Ilii nsbrough 17 Budge 2
Miller.. I:.' McCormack......... 23
Loin i sherry 1 W|
The eleventh ballot:
Pierce 19iMuir .'.... 6
Hansbrough :.-.:. 28 Budge 2
Miller i:i|McCormack. . . . 22
The twelfth ballot:
Picice lSlßudge 2
Hausbrough HOiMuir 6
Miller l_2|McCormack . . . . . . . .23
The thirteenth ballot:
Pierce . . 18] McCormack 23
Hansbrough .'. ..30 Muir..... 5
Miller •;;.•. :.lx*| Budge.. 2
Tbe fourteenth ballot:
nausbrough 31|MilIer 12
Pierce . . .'. .......... .1!) Muir ; 4
McCormack. 22|Budge — 2
Tlie fifteenth ballot was without ma
terial change. On the sixteenth ballot
he had forty-two votes, live than a
majority, all Republicans. On the sev
enteenth ballot there was a general
scramble and the president announced
sixty-seven out of ninety-three for
Hansbrough. There were loud and
continued cheers, his campaign being
one of the hardest and best fought in
the history of the state. While the vic
tory is a big one for Alex McKenzie, it
is admitted that it is due more to the
personal enthusiasm worked up by him
self in bis own behalf. Senator Pierce
takes his defeat gracefully, congratu
lated his opponent and bespeaks for
him a successful career. The one
term policy is the result of long terri
Devil's Lake, N. D., Jan. 23.— The
citizens of Devil's Lake irrespective of
faction -or. party are celebrating the
election of their townsmen, Haus
brotigh, to the office of United States
senator. Everybody is feeling good,
and bonfires illuminated the skies and
the boys are indulging in speech mak
ing, smoking, "milk" and other delica
cies at the Republican headquarters.
Lisbon, N. D., Jan. 23.— The news of
Congressman Hansbrough's election is
received here by all classes of citizens
with expressions* of the highest satisfac
tion. They feel that this action on the'
part of the legislature is a fitting recog
nition of the merits of one of North Da
kota's foremost citizens and most * de
serving public men. The first regiment
gave a serenade to-night in honor of his
SHADOW BY SEAVER.
Republican Sleuths on the Trail
of Mr. Recce.
Special to the Globe.
Pierre, S. I)., Jan. 23.— The Repub
lican caucus last night reconsidered its
intention of. forcing Senator Moody to
withdraw upon the solicitation of Sen
ator Pettigrew who wanted Moody to
stand the remainder of this week, and
then if he did not show a marked gain,
or if all Republican members could not
be brought into line he was to give way.
Accordingly the vote to-day did not
change the result of the preceding bal
lots, except that Moody got one vote that
went -to Gifford, while Tripp secured
another doubtful Independent (Bowell,
of Lake.) the independent candidates di
viding up the. balance among them
selves. The Lawrence county contests
came up this afternoon, when the house
by virtually a party vote of Republicans
against the Fusiouists, adopted a ma
jority report to unseat five Republican
members, which predicates the vote on
the final outcome. Attorneys for each
side were allowed the privilege of the
floor for thirty-minute speeches, upon
the conclusion of which to-morrow fore
noon the cases will be brought to a vote
according to agreement without further
debate. Reuresentative Recce, Inde
pendent member "from Charles Mix
guilty, has during .the session been
shadowed and - led around by Repub
lican strikers to do their bidding, and
Vote without his party. The following
resolution was adopted to-day, creating
some stir and bad blood on the Repub
Whereas, it having come to the knowledge
Of this house that a member ot this body is
DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE
at present and has since the 6th day of Janu
ary been laboring under influence brought to
bear on him by one Frank . Seaver, ■ resident'
of charles Mix county, to such an extent as
to wholly interfere with the free exercise by
said member of his rights and privileges as a
member of this body, and
• Whereas, certain of his constituents are'
now in Pierre endeavoring to protect, coun
sel and relieve said member from the vigi
lance and unlawful influence, of said Frank
Seaver and other parlies who are assisting
him in an effort to kidnap said member in
order to control his official nets (here consti
tutional provisions against such work are
cited) therefore be it
Resolved, That the chair appoint a com
mittee of three to investigate and report to
the home on this matter.
MR. ' INGALLS ALERT.
The Anxious Senator On His Way
Topkka, Kan.. Jan 23.— 1n the lower
house of the legislature this afternoon
the question of referring to a special
committee a memorial from the Union
veterans of Topeka, praying for the re
turn of Mr. Ingalls to the senate arid
demanding that no man be selected to
succeed him who could not ben
efit the ..soldiers more in con
gress than he, has created some disturb
ance among the Alliance forces and cor
responding confidence among the In
galls people. The Republican leaders
are confident that the Alliance people
will never agree in caucus, and base
their hopes upon a divided vote. The
Democrats declare they will vote for an
Alliance man rather than Mr. Ingalls or
their own candidate if they see any
chance of defeating Mr. Ingalls. The
Alliance leaders profess ;to 7 re-'
gard the vote this afternoon as
indicative of nothing more than
an expression of the sympathies of the
thirteen men who voted with the Re
publicans, and not an expression of
their senatorial preferences. They say
they will all be round in line when the
time comes ready to vote for the Al
liance caucus nominee. Three caucuses
were held last night at a late hour, one
composed of, the adherents of P.P.
Elder, speaker of the house. They
numbered twenty-five Alliance men,
and decided to propose claims In the
caucus. The second: caucus : was
that of the full Alliance. 'It de
cided that the ■ Alliance congressmen
elect—Jerry Simpson '■; and John Davis
in particular, were taking too much
personal interest in the senatorial ques
tion; they had achieved enough honor
in the late election to satisfy most peo
ple, and that their senatorial booms
should be suppressed. The Republic
ans also held a caucus, and decided to
take no action regarding the senatorial
question until.Mr. Ingalls arrives from
Washington. lie is expected on to
night's train .
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 23.— Senator
Ingalls arrived here at 6 o'clock this
evening from Washington, en route to
Kansas? The oysters that came by ex
press on the same train were loquacious
compared with the senator. He wouldn't
even admit to the reporters that he was
himself, and hurried away to the Union
Depot hotel, where room 25 had been
reserved for him. When he put his
name on the register two men ap
proached him from the- lobby, shook
hands with him and registered. These
were W. J. Buchanan, chairman of the
Republican state central committee of
Kansas; and George W. Fiudlay, a
prominent Republican politician. The
three were then ushered to- Room 25.
The fact that a caller was a newspaper
man was. enough to exclude him from
the room. They would see none sucb.
The Kansans had not been long in their
room before two men, whose dress and
general bearing proclaimed them to be
of the agricultural class, tip-toed down
the corridor, knocked * three times
and called in a hoarse s whisper,
"Billy," "Billy." Buchanan opened
the door and '--'admitted : ' them.
Other callers of the ? same gen
oral appearance obtained entrance in
the same manner. A reporter tried the
"open sesame," but his .appearance
would not carry out the deception. An
incident which might incite' super
stitious forebodings in some minds is
the fact that Room 25, where the con
ference was in progress, is the '■ room
where Rudolph Haflay, a \ noted West
ern gambler, after, losing -, $20,000 in a
poker game '■: at ; Denver a -year
ago, occupied upon arriving here
on his i way •; to 7! China, and in
which he *• committed '.'■ suicide. The
conference broke up at 8:45, and Mr.
Ingalls proceeded to the Rock Island
west-bound j train. The reporters fol
lowed him. He declined positively to
be interviewed, and would not say
where he was going. He was told of
the vote in the lower house of the
Kansas legislature, on the question of
the reference of the Grand Army reso
lution. He expressed -no surprise, and
said simply, "yes." All questions
were answered in mono-syllables. The
train . left at . 9 o'clock ' and will
arrrive at Topeka at midnight. A
prominent Kansas politician, who asked,
that his name should not used, was
on the same train with the senator. He
talked freely under the anonymous
pledge. • He said that up to the present
time Mr. Ingalls' campaign had been
conducted on the still hunt plan. From
now on his managers, he said, would
rush things until Tuesday next, when
the legislature meets in joint session.
"The first ballot," he continued, "will
give Mr. Ingalls a majority."
-:-•.;-.,-•■., __: .
Missouri Democrats Lending En
couragement to Illinoisaus.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 23.— The De
mocracy of Missouri is lending the
Democrats of Illinois encouragement in
their struggle for the election of Palmer
to the senate. Gen. Palmer, Lieut.Gov.
Ray and Speaker Crafts to day received
an engrossed copy of resolutions adopt
ed yesterday by the Missouri house of
representatives, sending greetings to
the Democracy of Illinois and the
people of the state who are
endeavoring to elect "that brave
warrior in times of .war, that peace
maker In times of peace, that champion
of the people, patriot and statesman,
John M. Palmer." Speaker Crafts and
Lieut." Gov. Ray will to-morrow submit
these resolutions to the . respective
in the joint session another ballot for
United States senator was taken as fol
lows: Palmer, 101; Oglesbjv 100;
Streeter, 3. As no choice was made an
other ballot was ordered, the F. M. li. A.
men announcing that they were ready
to go ou with it. After the eighth bal
lot for the day and the twelfth of the
contest without change, the joint as
sembly adjourned till to-morrow.
Legislative Trouble. '
Denver, Col., Jan. 23.— The legisla
tive troubles are still unsettled. The
supreme court decision, which will set
tle the fate of one of the two factions,
is expected to-morrow. The Hanna
party met this morning, and there be
ing no quorum present, an adjournment
was taken. ~. The /Brown* faction met
and proceeded ; to the appointment of
their house committees and transaction
of other business. * >_-_ ■■•.," "
Movements of Steamships.-
New Arrived:;" i- Steamer City, of
Berlin, Liverpool?: "Germanic, Liverpool,
Spree, Bsemen, Stuttgart from Bremen. . "-' f »■;?
London— :Etruria and Willkom
men, from New York.
Philadelphia— Arrived: Montana, from
London. ' .
New York, '•"'■fz-'-\iy / f' 1 \ •** '
ST. PAUL, MINN.. SATURDAY MGi^ING, JANUARY "24, 1891.— TEN PAGES.
DAVID AND THE DON.
Mr. Littler Testifies That He
Purchased Silver for? 77;
The Most Loquacious Witness
Before the Silver Pool ,**.-.
He Loaned Owenby Money,
but Expects to Get It All
Cockrell and Hoar Cross
Swords on the Question
of Gag Law. '.'.'[.fj
Washington, Jan. 23.— The silver
pool investigator committee adjourned
yesterday until Saturday, but David T.
Littler, of Illinois, who was mentioned
as the agent of Senator Cameron in the
purchase of silver bullion, appeared at
the capitol this morning and as he asked
to be examined' at. once a meeting was
arranged for this afternoon. Chairman
Dingley opened the examination with
this question: "Have you any knowl
edge of purchases of silver bullion or
certificates by any pool, syndicate, as
sociation or by any Individual during
the pendency of the silver legislation,
or since that time?
Mr. Littler— l have knowledge of but two
transactions. On my own account I pur
chased between forty and fifty thousand dol
lars worth of sliver some time in the early,
part of the summer. That embraced every
transaction in which I was personally inter
ested. I purchased silver exchange on Cal
cutta, India, for the reason that the rate of
interest in New York was larger thau would
be required to carry exchange. No gentle-:
man was associated with me in that transac
tion. 1 bought and sold in the oncn market.
The purchase and sale was before any legis
lation was had.
He was then asked if he had purchased
silver for Senator Cameron. 'Mr. Littler re
"Yes, I bought a small amount of silver for
Cameron. I don't remember the exact
amount— about 8100.000 worth. That was
some two 'or three weeks after I made the
purchase on my own account, and it was
pending the silver legislation. It was before
congress had taken action on it. No, Ido
not remember the exact date, but it was be
fore final action." ; ?"-?.'..?
"Did you buy for any other senator, repre
sentative or government official J'"*
"I did not offer to do so. I want to state
about Cameron. He met me one day. I had
been talking with divers members, senators
and others. I did not seek to disguise the
fact that I had bought some silver, feeling
that I had a right to do it, and gave as my
opinion, when asked, that silver was a pur
chase and that there was money in it. Cam
eron knew I had purchased some, and when
he met me one day* he said, in his gruff way:
" *1 want you to buy some silver for me.'
"I think he opened the subject, although I
do not remember about it."
He said he only did for Cameron what
one friend would do for another, and
that perhaps he had suggested the pur
chase. As he remembered it, the pur
chase for Cameron was also iv the form
of Calcutta exchange. He had no knowl
edge as to where silver was held. Mr.
Littler's attention was then called to an
interview in which he was represented
as saying that he would go to Washing
ton and "rip some of the rascals up."
"That's characteristic language, governer,"
the witness said rather arily, and added "I
want to say that I have been very much pro
' yoked at the amount of lyiug that has been
done. So far as lam concerned, and I want
to characterize In most unequivocal terms,
tbe general statements that I have been con
nected with a silver pool looking to the in
fluencing of legislation as an unqualified lie,
in the strongest terms I can use. I may have
said something of the kind reported. I re
ferred to the fellows who have been going
around the country lying about us. I mean
the people who have beeu sending out
through the papers reports that have not the
semblance of truth. That is the character of .
people I referred to." Z.
He Knew Owenby.
Mr. Dingley called . the attention of
the witness once or twice to the fact
that the expression used would convey?
the intimation that he had some knowl
edge of legislation on silver; but Mr.:
Littler, reiterated his statement that he .
did not refer to legislation, and said he
had given the committee all the knowl
edge he had on the subject. When
asked about the reputation of Owenby.
who has been mentioned in connection
with the alleged silver pool, witness
said that he did not know Oweuby well
enough to answer the question. Owen
bv seemed a clever fellow; but he
would think better of him when he got
back some money he had lent Owenby,
as he supposed he would get it back
after a while. Mr. Littler said he had:
no knowledge of any silver pool. He
suggested that Senator Cameron be
called, as the easiest way to secure the
information (when asked the date ot the
Cameron transaction.) Mr. Littler de
clared he had never asked any one in
congress to vote for \ ?; -?•
and that he went into the speculation
without the solicitation or urgency
of any one. Mr. Oates wanted
to know how much both witness and
Senator Cameron had made by their In
vestments. Mr. Littler said that as well
as he could remember he made less than
eight and more than six hundred dollars.
He could not recall just how much Cam
eron had made, but it was a compara
tively small amount. Subsequently the
witness put the figure at betweeu a
thousand and fifteen huudred dollars.
To Mr. Oates the witness said that no
representative, senator or other govern
ment officer had ever told him he was
interested in silver, and he had no
knowledge on the subject. The atten
tion of the witness was called to the
testimony of Senator Vest; and he said
he had talked with Cameron, Vest and
divers others about silver speculation.
Hs had talked with Vest exactly as
with Cameron and with others. Being
asked again for the names of some of
these others, the witness, said he could
not remember; and turning towards Mr.
Rowell, a member of the committee, who
was sitting near, he said:
"Perhaps with Capt. Rowell, as well as
with other Illinois friends."
Z- He would not -have remembered
Cameron, but for the actual transaction.:
In reply to Mr. Rowell, witness said he
did not mean to say that, he recalled
talking with him (Mr. Rowell), and that .
he only used his uame because that was
as likely as talking with any one else.
Mr. Littler further said he had never
offered any one any inducements what
ever, except to express his opinion that
there would be an advance in silver.
Adjourned until to-morrow.
COCKRELL' AND HOAR.
» One Opposes * and the Other De
.offends-' Cloture. ; ffYf Ylfff
■ Washington, Jan. 23. — The long:
expected Republican quorum appeared
j o the senate to-day. •It was ; secured ■
ithrough the return of Senator Chandler
from New Hampshire and the attend,
ance Senators Quay and Cameron, of-?
Pennsylvania, which resulted in the
dresence : in the city of J forty-six fiepub
lican senators, or one mure than .a
quorum. - Information is also said t->
have been received to the effect tliat
Senator Squire, of Washington, , is on
his way to the capital. It is hardly ex-'
pected that an effort will be made tc
get a vote upon the closure resolution,,'
however, before the early part of next
week., and just what form the proceed
ings will take the Republicans refuse to
divulge. The senate met at 11 o'clock
in continuation of yesterday's session.*
Mr. Cockrell resumed the floor in order
to continue his argument* against the
closure, resolution. He yielded, how
ever, to Mr. Hoar, who said that he de
sired : to add one idea to what he had .
said last evening. ;
...He regarded the pending proposition (he
said) as he should if the case had risen iv the
.supreme court of the United Mates. There
was no one who would noi recognize the Im
portance of absolute, free and untrammeledl.
discussion in the tribunal, and that no mem
ber of that court should be curtailed;in statin;*:
his opinion to his brethren or in suggesting
any modification of any judgment expected;
to be pronounced. But. if it could be coi:-,
ceived of that august tribunal that, in' the
case of some controversy, about to pass into
judgment, affecting- the interests of large
portions of the American people, and' excit
ing their feelings, four members of the nine
should undertake to read opinions alternate!;*
day after day, . night after night and week
after week— one taking turns with the oiher.
and having read all the decisions which have
been made since the foundation ofthe gov
ernment, and in that way try to prevent the
action of ih e court altogether or to postpone
it until the judgment could cease to be effect
ual, would anybody doubt that it would be.
duty of that great tribunal to interpose ■ and
to adopt some rule that would put a limit -to
: to the length of opinions, or to the number of
arguments that should be made by the:
minority. .- .'■
Mr. Cockrell again took the floor ant'
resumed his argument against the
He expressed his astonishment at Mr.;
Hoar's statement yesterday (in reply to Mr.
Harris) that the proposed rule contained a
provision lor offering amendments to' a*
pending measure, because that statement
showed that the senator from Massachusetts'
was pressing a rule the contents of which he :
did not know, and that rule was to be*
Reeded, Lodged, Davenported and Hoard •
through the senate, just as measures had
been through the other house, without con
sideration, without deliberation, aud without
any Knowledge of what they were. Mr. Cock
rell went on to criticise the proposed rule,
and pointed out particularly that the demauf"' j •
for closing debate requited to be seconded
by "a majority of the senators present," in
stead of by "a majority, of the senate," so
that (he said) if there were but three senators
preseut, two of them could enforce the gag
law. Apostrophizing Mr. Hoar, Mr. Cock
rell exclaimed: •-'. .;■'.- *,;
7 "Ah, shame upon you! my friend from
Massachusetts, who now attempts to force
upon the people of Massachusetts and of the
country the humiliating •*" confession that
they are no longer capable of holding their
own elections.' '
He then read from the St. Louis Re
public a letter addressed Mr. Edmunds,
by a former Republican, constituent of
his, now living in Weatherford, Tex..
Francis Granger, protesting against the.
passage of the election bill. Mr. Stew- i
art then took the. floor, but the hour of
0 having arrived the senate took a re
cess until to-morrow at 11. . "*":
TO TEST COINAGE.
Prof.. Sheppard, of .Winona. One',
of the Commissioners. J
Washington, Jan. 23.— The" pre'si-,.
dent has appointed the commissioners,/
to test the coinage of the mint for the. j
calendar year 1890. Among them are I
Hon. Nelson' W. Aldrich, committee on
finance, United States senate; Hon.
Thomas H. Carter, committee on coin
age, weights and measures, house of
representatives; Frank A. Leach, Oak
land. Cal.; G.R. Metten, Helena, Mont.;
G. W. Moore, Boise City, Idaho; E. S.
Wilcox, Keoria, 111.; Irwin Sheppard, -
Winona. Minn.: Charles Parsons, f St.
Louis, Mo.; J. M. Bailey. Jr., Sioux
Falls, S. D.: W. D. Ewing, Evansville,
lnd.; Charles W.Parvey, Springfield,
Public Building Sites.
Washington, Jan. 23. -- Secretary
. Windom has selected the city lot known: !
:as Market square as the siteof the post- :
office building at Burlington, To., and- i
the * property known as Court-house
square, as the site for the public build- ! :
ing at Ashland, Wis. £ - '.j
. Postmaster Brooks Resigns. .? ;_
■ Seattle, Wash., Jan. . Postmas- '(
ter A.M. Brooks has sent in hisresig-j|;
nation to President Harrison. Brooks
resigns to accept a commercial position. I
; '■'"'. _ ". fZz-Z z fi :
Senator Hearst Very Low.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 23.— Sen-?
ator Hearst is very low to-night, blood .
poisoning has set In, and his death may
be expected within a few days.
The Wayward Daughter of a
*;; ,s, ffff Count in Trouble.
New York, Jan. 23.— whole of '
the sad story of "Hungry Jinnie," as i
she is called } in ? the .-Thompson street i .
dives— Virginia, the Countess Szirmoy, ! •
in her right home and by her right j
title — has not been told. It
turns out that she ; has a husband, a'
legal, honest husband, and there is yet
hope that her case may not be : as des- .
perately hopelessly bad as it has been,
dainted. There seems to be no ; doubt
of it. Joseph Monderer, a journeyman >
barber, 'of Jersey City, Is her '
lawful J? husband. He says '■*> they
lived together four months during '
which time Jinnie was his loyal wife.
Suddenly one day she was missing. Her .
old habits and -companions had over- ;
mastered her new-born resolve to live a
decent life. .. She had eloped, so' her? I
husband found, or says he found; with
a young /American or Englishman,
whose acquaintance she had made on,
the street. "He sought her high and
low. but up to to-night nad not come,
across her. , : '
United States Deputy Marshal Bern- -
hardt is not altogether pleased that the? '
story of the count's search for his
daughter has been ? made public. He
knows where the girl is now, but won't
"As to whether her /father will take her
back," he said, "I am not altogether certain,
. though I believe ;he will. At one _; time he * '
says he will take _ her . back, and at other. '<
times he has told me she could never return
to him. I hope, however, to briug them to- .
gether. I think the greatest difficulty will be
found with the girl." '"->:.: i
: Marshal Bernhardt said he had seen *.
the countess within the last few days.
He thought the publicity given the mat
ter had frightened her away from where. *
he had last seen her. fYY
HUNGRY AND DESPERATE. *
Unfortunate Railway Laborers '*
With Families in St. Paul. ..: ?? X
f Omaha, Neb.. Jan. 23.— The gang of
railroad laborers who held i up ; a I Fre- *
mont, El-horn & Missouri : .Valley train ;
in the Black . Hills? Tuesday, have ar
rived in the city. The gang numbers
nearly a hundred men, who are entirely
destitute as a result, as: they allege, of ' *
the refusal of the contractors to pay for
. their services. In order to avoid trouble ',
i the railroad company sent the men to
Omaha, and the city, Is expected to care
for them."7 The laborers .nave ; families -
In? St. Paul, Chicago, aud other* cities. : -'
, farther east, and the* authorities*- are ?
■ ma&l»g anelfort to compel the company- j
to furnish the men transportation- to
AN EDITOR'S QUIETUS
E. E. Price Successfully Re
tains the Seat Contested
by R. C. Dunn.
The Big-Hearted Princeton
Man Upset on That Little
In Connection With Which
h Were Many Suspicious
Batch of Bills, Among Them
One to Extend the Aus
The house devoted a session last even
ing to the report of the election com
mittee on elections in the Dunn-Price
contest. :. F. C. Stevens reread the re
port of the committee. The point upon
which the contest hung was the recount
at Little Falls. D. W. Buckhart. the
attorney for Mr. Dunn, eloquently re
viewed the case. He claimed that the
. recount at Little Falls should be admit
ted. The original canvass of the vote
was irregular. The judges of elec
tion were occupied in counting
550 votes from the evening of
Nov. 4 until the morning of Nov. 6. It
was proven that during that time un
limited whisky was consumed; that the
judges slept in the room at intervals;
that the ballots were: not properly
guarded; that outsiders were admitted.
Cy Wellington replied on behalf of Mr.
Price. He denounced tlie recount as a
fraud. The ballot boxes had oeen most
carelessly exposed, and it had been given
in evidence by a man named Lafond
that the ballots had been dis
turbed. The ballot box was in the
possession of a man named Staples, who
* was a notorious political striker. Itwas
also singular that in the recount Mr.
Dunn should be the only person to gain
votes. Upon examination of the ballots
it was found that Dunn stickers had
been placed upon the ballots, and, it
was alleged, this was done, after the of-:
* ficial canvass, It was noticed that
many of the stickers were not creased,
though the ballot papers clearly
Showed' a Crease
1 which was very Evident that the stick
ers been placed thereon alter the bal
lots had been cast? Mr. Dunn gained
twenty-nine votes according to the Lit
; tie Falls recount. According to this re-
[ count there .were thirty-two stickers on
the ballots cast for him. J Three of the
l. stickers displayed creases, but in the re
! inaining twenty-nhie stickers there were
no crer.se, though five? of .them .were
: place<i across a .crease . in . the ballot.
j Was not this suspicious, and of itself
enough to throw out. this 'recount at
Little Falls? . -
r.: Mr. Bruckart was given an oppor
tunity to sum up tlie, case for the con
testant, and F. C. Stevens, in order to
bring the , question ' to a point, moved
that the house receive in evidence the:
recount at Little Falls. H. C. Stivers,
coming from the district ; the contest
originated, said that a mistake was
made by the printer in printing the leg
islative tickets in Morrison county. E.
E. Price's name was given as E. L.
Price. He explained that Mr. "Price,
being a poor man. did not do any can
vassing out of his own county. There
.was no reason, therefore, that . there
i should be no plot .in Little Falls to give
Mr. Price auy . dvantage ,
In the Original
count over Mr. . Dunn. Mr. Price re-
I ceived, on the average, the same vote
j 'as the rest of the Democratic candi
dates. Mr. Stivers explained that the
'Republicans originally protested against
[".the counting of the Pine river precinct,
i and that the Democrats, "knowing that
the poll was not legally conducted, had
j conceded the claim. .
I •Z-F. 0. Stevens argued, so far as the
i Pine river - precinct was • concerned,
i though the voting was technically not
in according to law, could legally be
-: ■' Mr. Bjorge, of Otter Tail, a member
of the election committee, was opposed ,
to recognizing the recount of Little
Falls. He believed that the ballots : at
.this precinct had been, tampered with.
It looked suspicious to him, on this ac
count,! that Stivers lost . nine votes,
Sheets five votes and Price fifteen,
every one of them being counted in
•favor of Dunn. '■"":
•' Mr. McAllister— l would like to ask Mr. Ste
! .yens a question. From the trend of his ad
dress I think it right that he should state
whether he is an attorney lor the defense.
, ; Mr. Stevens— l always hope I know tbe na
ture of an official ' oath. .lt is . very evident
some members of this house are unac
quainted with that
Mr. Gallagher wished to explain his posi
tion. He believed in justice, and that was
his reason for admitting the recount of Little
Falls. \ ' „ . \
£-' ' Pertinent*
? Mr. Wacek had a question to ask Mr. Ste
vens. Did it not look suspicious that upon
! * the recount the count for other candidates,
outside Mr. Dunn and Mr. Price, was found
to be correct? - '-"* •
; Mr. Stevens— Those are the facts and you
can draw your conclusions. --■:
' ii. A. Walsh suggested an adjournment, but
>this was scouted by the members, and it was
decided to at once proceed to a vote. It was
then found that the motion of Mr. Stevens, to
include the vote of Little Falls, was not
seconded. • Mr. Searle at once seconded, and
requested to be heard for a few minutes.
,The house conceded the . request, and Mr.
Searle proceeded to deliver a speech favor
able to the case of the contestant.
"*■ P. A. Long rose to a point of order. This
discussion was irregular. Tj^^bSßßßWl
' The speaker ruled that the discussion was
J. M. Diment protested against the shutting
off of the debate. The previous question had
. never been moved.'. '"*--•
> Mr. Gallagher— l called for the previous
. question some time ago. .... . -
' The speaker— . previous question has
nothing to do with . it. The . law provides
■ that we shall go so far and no farther. The .
question before them was the seating of Mr.
■price or Mr. Dunn. .
't Mr. Stevens rose to a point of order. .The
constitution of Minnesota was ' above >' the
statutes, and it provided that the house had
.full power to decide upon . the eligibility of
Its own members. If the gentlemen did not
-want to bear the debate say so and the sup- I
porters of Mr. Dunn would stop. "
/?„..? Long Is Persistent*
: The Speaker— The chair rules that the only
thing objected to is the motion by the gentle
man from Ramsey. Each : member ; is at lib
erty to explain his vote. * :- z. -zj ' - __- :
,-• Mr. Searle— l may complete my remarks.
V The Speaker— -z
: Mr. Searle proceeded to denounce the can
vass of the vote at Little Falls, It had been
shown that the men were i drunk, and '•■ upon .
the face of such a thing the recount : should
stand.:v'.:"lv.:.- : .-,;.-.' --:"- "-■-' '■■:■ Z-' 'Z'-Z'^Z
* ? Mr. Long rose to a . point of ; order. .' Was :
the gentleman explaining his votg^or:argu
ing the case for the defendant? " , s >w ,
"Mr.- Searle— l am explaining my vote.^\^
?? Mr. Long— No one .' can : explain :■ his .*■ Vote>
un till the roll is called. j-; / } _ y
: ,' The Speaker— The gentleman is . In order. *
There is no disposition here to shut off ; any;
: member." Tbe fullest liberty will be : allowed
every one. :\ Z' ■-':.;■- •':':.
iz. Mr. Searle urged the admissablhty of the
Little: Falls recount. V;, — •'-;•/- *&Xms%
. Mr. Lynn, -Ur: Greer } and Mr. Stockwell
•-... ..-, --.*.!-' ... -- -.-.-:■-.- ■- 1 . -,—■/: -.*_»_<««__«*£,.
spoke, and shortly after 11 o'clock the call
ing of the roll commenced. f The result was : .
Price Dunn . Price Dunn
Ahlness.. . l ZZZ: Koehnen 1 .....:
Ames.... .-.;;.'. • 1 Larson.. 1
Anders'n ...... 1 Lewis.... 1
Barrett.. 1 ...... Linn ran 1 ......
Battlev.. 1 ...... 1 Lloyd 1
8e11..../. 1 Lockw'd. .:.... 1
.Benner.. ...;. 1 Lomeu.. 1
Berning.. 1 .ZZ... Long 1 ......
Bjorge... 1. Lyman..: 1
Bonae..". ...... l Lynn.... 1
Booren... ...... 1 M'Allist'r 1
Boyd ;..... 1 McGrath. 1
Bowman. 1 ..... MeGuire. 1 ......
8u11...:. 1 ...... Moore ... 1 ......
Campion. 1 ..... kelson, J 1
Caneff.... Nelson, 1
tantleb'y 1 : Nilsson.. 1
Casper... 1.7... Ongstad.. I
Carleton. 1...... Penney.. 1
Caswell... ...... 1 Peteison. 1
Christlieb 1....:. Price ... 1 ......
Church......... -l Reeve „ ■" 1 ...'. ..
Chesley.. l Rich'rd'n 1 ......
Coburn 1 Kiugw'ld 1 ....
Cole. E.. .. Roach... 1
Cole, T.. 1 ...... Smarle... 1 ......
Coaies... .. l sett'rl 1
cross .". i sheets.'... 1 ......
Currier... 1 ...... Sikorski.. 1
"Daly .;. .. l Sinclair.. 1
Barelius. 1 Smith 1
fcieariiig.. l ...... Snout... 1
Demo 1 Starks .. .. 1
Diment.. ...... 1 Stevens.. ...... 1
Dlepold'r ...... 1 Stivers... * 1
D0y1e.... ff.,l .....: Stockwell 1 .-:...
Engelbe't 1 Stone 1
Erickson 1 Thomp-
Feig...... ...... 1 son, A. 1 ......
Foley:... 1 ...... Thomp-
French.A 1 ...... sou, P.E. ...... 1
French, C Tripp.:; ......
Furlong.. . 1 Tucker. 1
Gallagher 1 Turrell 1
GilJea.... 1 Wacek... 1 ......
Gilmore. 1 ...... Wagoner. 1 ......
Green.... '1.7.'.'.". Wuhlund 1 ......
Greer.. 1 Walsh, M
Hailland. - 1 ...... Walsh, X 1
Hagney.. 1 We 115.... I 1
llarwick. 1 ....... Weather-
Helms ...... ...;.; stou 1 1
Hemste'd 1 White.... 1
Holler..;. .*.;. Wilson.. . 1 .....
Hunt'g'n 1 Wright... 1
Huset 1 Zelch. ... 1
Kendall.. ...... 1 Speaker. 1
Keyes... ill . . —
Kinney.. jj Totals.. | 64) 42
Knudson I ...7. "71 1
.Messrs. Penney aud Tripp were paired.
Mr. Dunn? was giveii an opportunity
to thank his supporters and "the few
Democrats who had risen above party."
BATCH OF BILLS:
Economy Still Rampant in the
ff, Australian Law.
The morning and afternoon 'sessions
the house yesterday were devoted to
the introduction of bills, hearing the
reports of committees and squabbling
over the payment of a few paltry dollars
W. 11. Tripp introduced a bill by
which directors of all corporations,
jointly and severally, liable to stock
holders and creditors of such corpora
tions for all moneys misappropriated,
lost, etc., stolen or was ten by officers,
agents and employes. The issuance of
fictitious stock Is also prohibited, as well
as directors diverting property or assets
to objects other than .specified, as well
as incurring indebtedness in excess of
limitation named in the articles of in
corporation. . For violation, directors
shall be jointly and individually • liable
for "lull ■ amount of indebtedness, ex
cept such as may have dissented.:.
and upon conviction ?* fined .not 'more
than $5,000 or three years, or both. The
bearing or bulling of stock on the part
of directors is also prohibited. Officers
can only receive compensation for their
services in the form of salary; those
who receive money any other way ren
der themselves liable to be convicted
for larceny. No officer is to become in
debted to another officer in order to gain
possession of any stock, etc. If he does
so he renders himself liable for arrest
on a charge of embezzlement.
C. N.Bell had a resolution adopted,
by which all clerks of committees must
file with the state treasurer an affidavit
setting forth that he has not since his
appointment "lobbied or attempted 'in
any manner to influence any member of
this legislature for or against any bill or
: The report of the committee on rules
gives the judiciary committee power to
appoint two clerks, one at 8s and the
other at $5 per day, was read and adopted.
The majority vote of the committee
on? legislative expenses, under which
payment is refused the men who did
duty around the house prior to organiza
tion, was adopted.
W. H. McAllister introduced a long
resolution denunciatory of the force
bill before congress, and recommending
that it should not be passed. Mr. Stone
gave notice of debate. .
B.M; Gore was appointed clerk of the
; J. A. Keyes, of Winona, who is the
author of the present Australian ballot
law operating in this state, introduced
an amending bill. Under its provisions
the law is extended to the state at large
instead of the cities of and above 10.000
population. There are also important
changes regarding the registering cf
voters and the duties of the election
boards. It is also- required that each '
candidate must be voted for; that a
cross at the head of the ticket will not
carry a vote for every candidate of the
same political persuasion upon the
The committee on elections reported,
at the opening of the afternoon session,
on the contest of K. C. Dunn against E.
Price. The committee reviewed the
evidence adduced by both parties,
which has . already appeared in these
columns, but failed to make any recom
mendation. The committee was divided
upon the admissibility of the recount at
Little Falls. . It was stated that the at
torneys of the contestants could not be
in attendance -until 7:30 o'clock, and,
after a series of motions and counter
motions, an evening session was agreed
Bills Passed by House.
S. F. 67— legalize the acts of the village
council of Norwood, Carver county.
S. F. 65— amend the charter of the vil
lage of Beeves.
S. F. 74— repeal chap. 101, gen. stat. of
1885, relating to Rock county. ,
S S. F. 87— Authorizing the city of Little Falls
to issue bonds with which to provide a fire
department for said city.
H. F. Relating to the salary of Henne
pin county officers and the fees received.
House Bills Introduced.
-By Mr. McAllister— amend' chapter 19,
Special Laws of 1889. relating to the exten
sion of the village limits of the limits of
;By Mr. Knudson— To amend the law which
vests the pardor/ng power in the . governor.
.. By Mr. KnudsGn— To amehd title 9of the
genal code by adding thereto a chapter : de
ning what constitutes a misdemeanor, to be
known as "slander of females." - .
-- By Mr. Tripp— To amend section 11, chap
ter 88, compilation of 1878. ;.,-..
»By Mr. Tripp— ' regulate : the manage
• ment of corporations . and prohibiting any
dividends being declared unless it is made
out of the surplus funds of the corporation.
'■: By Mr. Tripp— To amend Sections 1 and 2,
Chapter 11, of the Statues . of 1878, providing
for the assessment of property. . - . .
By Mr. Benner, of * Mower— To provide for
the division of the bonded indebtedness of
the town of Red Hock in Mower county; -
•vi By T. Cole, of Otter. Tall— To- abolish the
state board of charities ■ and - corrections, by
repealing all acts relating to said board. *>* -.
"By Mr. Currier— To appropriate 8500 for the
bnilding of Dridges in the . town of Ceresco,
Blue Earth county. *:> -7 ::•"-«*'
a:--■ By Mr. Hadland, of Fillmore— To authorize
the village of Spring Valley to issue bonds in
the sum of $600 for building ot a steam grist
mill. :-.;-■;-: -■ .--- :-.— •:. ••- ; .: ;,..->
-z By Mr. Chesley— To permit the running at
large | of I domestic I animals ■ in - tho town of ,
rChmjZ Lake," Norman ] county, subject to the
ratification of the voters ol said town. - ■:- -■•■■■■
;:. Mr. CheMev— To amend the act Incorporat
ing the villagN<<f Ada, PolK county. .
:■■"- By Mr. Lloyd7>><U<e Sueur— To amend tie
act of 1868, relating to laborers' and mechan
ics' liens. • *•: -.-*',
By Mr. Tarrell.of Redwood— To amend sec
lion 2, chapter 77. relating to the duties of
executors cf the estates of deceased persons.
By Mr. Feig— To leeallze the incorporation
05 the First Presbyterian church of the vil
lage of Harrisou. Kandiyohi county.
By Mr. Feig— authorize the village of
New Loudon to issue bonds not Ito exceed
$2,000 for the purpose of securlug a water sup
ply- -- r* .
By Mr. Currier— To .provide for the elec
tion of three railroad commissioners at the
next general election."
By Mr. Sinclair— To appropriate $3,000 for
the normal schools at Winona, Moorhead, St.
Cloud and Maukato.
By Mr. Sinclair— appropriate moneys
for the extension and repairs for the normal
schools at Winona.- Moorhead, St. Cloud and
Mankato. The total amount of said appro
priations is 5-.-0.000.
By Mr. Lomen— To prohibit the use of lig
nite coal by the railroad comoanies' or any
l>er«_>us in towns and cities of over 20,000 in
By Mr. Long— A bill providing for the cred
iting of all liquor license moneys paid into
the city treasury of Hennepin to the ward in
which the license money is paid, and such
money shall be expended in the ward so pay
ing in said license money. -
By Mr. Bell— prevent any public officer
from receiving any fees or compensation tor
any labor or services performed greater than
is allowed by law.
By Mr. Stock* we 11 —To regulate the employ
ment of children.
By Mr. Stockwell— To regulate the attend
ance at school of nil healthy children be
tween the ages of eight and sixteen' at least
twenty weeks a year.
By Mr. Sheets— .Relating to the fees of
notaries public. *
By Mr. Bell-»To provide for the supervision
of mutual building associations Dv the public
examiner. ■ , ■
By Mr. Tnrrell— amend section 1 of
chanter 117, relating to town insurance com
Mr. Keyes— To regulate elections.
Miss Eva McDonald has been appointed
clerk of the appropriations committee.
The house adjourned uutil Monday at 2
Speaker Champlin will go home to-day, the
first time since the opening of the legislature.
_Up to the present a large portion of the
time of the house has been occupied iv dis
cussing the salaties of employes.
Chief Clark Smallcy is still confined to his
bed. He is suffering from a gerious attack of
A well-deserved effort to increaso Reading
Clerk Deakin's per diem to 87.50 was killed.
He well earns the amount proposed.
LOST THROUGH KEAN.
Heathen Children Suffer by His
Chicago," Jan. 23.— A pitiful phase of
the story of how S. A. Kean's bank in
terfered with the spiritual welfare of
the African heathen was brought out j
in Judge Scale's court to-day. Mr.
Kean .was present, and the wit
ness "was Boss Taylor, a son of the
bishop now iv the dark continent. Wit-
testified that Mr. Kean, as treas
urer of the foreign mission fund was
supposed to be doing the work of treas
urer without any compensation. No
authority had ever, been given him to
mix the funds of the mission with other
funds. Witness' father, the bishop, was
to buy. children from their heathen
parents and transfer them to Christian
surroundings.. The . price of a
little .heathen ; girl is ...about* $80 and
many donors contributed this amount,*
at the same time specifying the name
which was to he given to the child se
cured with the stun. The money, or at
least a large part, got tangled in the
financial mazes of Mr. Kean's insolvent
bank.. One result is that many chil
dren who were fondly supposed to have
■another destiny are still known by their
original African names. "
TUCKER STILL ANXIOUS.
Some Prospect of ' the Chicago &
Erie Strike Going Off.
Chicago, Jan. 23.— Up to near mid
night to-night General Manager Tucker,
of the Chicago «& Erie, was still anxiously
awaiting developments regarding the
action of the central railroad commit
tee of the Order of Railway Con
ductors in regard to a settlement of the
strike. - Mr. Tucker said the committee
that waited on him during the day
agreed to waive their demand for the
reinstatement of the discharged man,
Scott, but insisted that the company
recognize the right of all employes to
belong to any labor organization they
saw lit to join. Mr. Tucker remarked
that he thought it a benefit to their
men to r . belong to some recog
nized organization of labor; that
benefits to be derived from such mem
bership made the condition of the la
boring men better in . every way. and
tnat this company would pledge ' them
selves never to discharge any of its em
ployees simply because they were mem
bers of any such brotherhood or organi
zation. When Chief Clark departed he
stated that he would uso his best en
deavors to pursuaile the committee at
Huntington to declare the strike off.
Trouble in lowa Over the Tele
: graphers' Strike.
Dcs Mounts, 10., Jan. 23.— The lowa
state railroad commissioners to-day re
ceived the following dispatch from
Gentlemen: The Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railroad company has sent out mes
sages to the agents on their Hues to uotify
the citizens of the towns In smpathy with
the telegraph operators who have resigned,
and are fighting for their rights, that unless
they relinquish their sympathy for such men,
the stations at such places will be perma
nently closed. The company is also hiring
incompetent telegraphers, men who eau
hardly read a station call, thereby endanger
ing tbe life of every person who travels on
the road. \ ■
The commissioners ** at once took
steps to investigate the truth of the
charges. The commissioners also re
ceived a petition from Brown, lowa,
saying that the station , is closed, and
asking for an investigation.
RAILROADS WILL FIGHT.
President Miller Opposes Radical
Chicago, Jan. 23. —President Koswell
Miller, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railroad, arrived in the city to-day.
Concerning the bill before the Minne
sota stature providing for a state
railroad examiner, whose duty shall be
to examine the books and the records
of the various railroads in the state, and
make quarterly reports for the informa
tion of the public, Mr. Miller said:
"I don't think any such scheme can ever
be carried out. Railroad companies object,
just as any other business corporation would
object, to the - parading of their books for
public inspection, and before any such thing
can come to pass it can depend upon it there
will be a bitter fight in tbe courts. Railroad .
companies do not believe that they - can be
: compelled to exhibit their books to the pub
lic, and they will contest the constitutional
ity of the law that says they must." .
. - Milwaukee, i Wis., . Jan. 23. — The
Milwaukee Whist club ha 3 . decided :to
issue an 'invitation to all reputable
American whist clubs f to a whist con
gress, to be held in Milwaukee April 14
to 17 to organize an association of Amer
ican whist clubs; to consider and adopt
a code of whist laws; to establish a uni- ■
form method of play, and to institute a
match or a '-, series .; of; matches ■-; to She
played during the congress, under such
ules as the congress may prescribe. -
A vr-x -IV
Three Separate Fires Side bj
Side Do Haifa Million
Falling Walls Crush the Lift
From Brave, Undaunted I
Blazing Stories Illuminate
- the Streets for Blocks '
The Slayer of Jesse Jamet
Barely Escapes His Vie- '
, Buffalo, X. Y„ Jan. 23. -The' new;
and handsome building of . Warnei
Bros., at the corner .of Terrace and
Pearl streets, was almost completely
ruined by a fatal fire to-night. Within!
a week of the destruction of Walbridgc
building more than another quarter of
a million dollars went up in smoke;
This confirms what has become almost
proverbial iv Buffalo that big fir?
always come in pairs or trios.'
Tne building was of brick, trimmed,
with cut stone, five stories high. The 1
structure had a total frontage on Pearl
street of 134 feet. Itwas divided intd
four stores, occupied by Warner Bros.,
Hailing & Scholes, Zingzsheim & Har
ris and L. Marcus & Son. The building
is said to have cost $80,000. The lire}
was discovered about 8:50 o'clock}
bursting simultaneously from the
three stories of the section occu
pied by L. Marcus & .Son. The
conflagration spread to Zingzsheim'
& Harris' and Darling & Scholes','
through a court in the rear of the store,
of Zingzsheim & Harris. There wera
then three separate fires, side by side, 1
divided only by the walls which were
designed to prevent this. The lire wa___f
a very hot one. The firemen were
obliged to remove the horses from the'
street, and for a time the liremen had to
throw the streams from the side. At
9:15 a portion of j
'I'll re-* Top Stories ■'
of Zingzsheim A- Harris' fell in and tho
the bricks clattered Into the street, fall- 1
! ing all around the firemen. At 9:101
o'clock Warner Brothers' store, which j
throughout had remained dark, showed!
signs of the effect of the great heat at!
its side. The windows of the upper j
stories were blown into the street and
great clouds of smoke emerged. Twenty
minutes .after ..the discovery v the roof
und floors of the three stores had fallen, !
the windows were completely gone, and
j the Haines lacked fuel. Still they soured
high, ami vainly licked ihe wall which
: protected Warner's store, ("radually
the great blaze subsided, and the embers
became black under the Hood which tho!
firemen poured on the ruins. Mr.
Warner did not know what his insur- J
ance was. He could say, however, that '
both the stock and building were in*
sured. The total loss is estimated at
$300,000. Later- Two firemen have just
been taken from the ruins, dead. They
are Adam Fisher, chief of Engine No. I
4, and ltnbeit Snyder. Shortly after 11
o'clock, when all thought of danger
by lire or I
Falling Wall* ]
had apparently passed, and the chief
was dispersing what men were not
needed, the firemen from Engine No. 4
were stationed in front of the Marcus
building, and several streams wero
playing upon the ruins. Chief Hor
nung and Assistant Chief Murphy were
standing just behind the pipemen, di
recting the work. Suddenly the wall
was seen to totter, and before the men
could move to escape the danger
it was upon them. Adam Fisher, fire
man of Engine 4, and a member of the
Buffalo lire department since its organ"
ization, was taken out of the ruins' dead,
and Hubert Snyder, also of : Engine 4,
was taken out fatally injured. Theodore
M. Keuss, George Whitner and Anthony
Keller dragged themselves out. They
were hurried to the hospital. Dr. Cor
lett hastily dressed the wounds of
Snyder, but although everything was
done for him, he died. He was about
twenty-seven years old, married, and
leaves two children. All the burned
linns dealt in clothing except Warner
& Scbolle, who dealt iv buttons, trim*
tilings, etc. •
BOB'S CLOSE. CALL.
The Slayer of Jchso James in a
Walskn'bukg, Col., Jan. 23.— Once
more Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse
James, is a principal iv a shooting
scrape. J. B. Harden runs a saloon be
tween town and the mines. He and Ford
were shooting craps Wednesday night
and quarreled over the stakes. They
adjourned to the bar for a drink. Both
men began tiring rapidly at each other.
They were so close that each one was
trying to knock the other's gun out of
the way. Harden had been shot in the
shoulder, the ball going through and
coming out in the back, and also in tho
hand. * Ford was hit in the foot and was
badly burned about the face with pow
der. Both were arrested.
THE PEARL'S CHANCE.
Billy Smith, the Australian, Anx
ious to Meet Him.
It looks as if the match between the "Black
Pearl.*' of Minneapolis, and George Peter**,
of Detroit, which was arranged to conic off
at the T. C. A. O. in March, had fallen
through. The articles were forwarded to
Peters several weeks ago. but nothing hag
been heard from him. It is not, however,
necessary for the Pearl to go hunting for v -
match, billy Smith, the Australian, is in
Minneapolis training Danny Need hum for his
match with Tom Kyan at the Twin City Ath
letic club in February, and he expresses a de
sire to meet the I'eail. He claims that he can
gel backing, and the club, will offer a purse
lor a match between the two. 'Smith will
light at 158. The Pearl's friends are confident
that be can best Smith, and Smith is willing
to make a test case of it. it is a good open
ing for the Petri, and one which he will
probably uot be slow to accept, it would bo ,
a rattling contest, and, should . the Pearl de
feat smith, it would add immensely to bis
reputation. ■ -.^^
.Montana's Deadlock Broken. ">
Helena," Mont., Jan. 23— The legis
lative deadlock is practically at an end.
The Republican and Democratic caucus
committees reached :an agreement to
night, and only a few minor details re
main to be settled. The Democrats will
have twenty-seven members, tho
speaker and all other officers and a ma
jority of all committees. The liepub-.
.-Means' will have twenty-eight members
of the house. This majority of one will
give them no advantage,' as the senate
aud governor are both Democratic.