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WASHINGTON, Dec. Forecast for Mon
day: For Minnesota and North Dakota: Fair
and warmer; westerly winds.
For Wisconsin: Fair; warmer in extreme
northwestern portions; westerly winds.
For Montana: Fair and warmer; southerly
For South Dakota: Fair and warmer; west
United States Department of Agriculture.
Weather Bureau, Washington, Dec. 29, d:4B
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m., 75th Meridian
Time. — Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Tern. Placp Tern.
.St. Paul SQii'Appelle —
Duluth 4. Minnedosa —6
Huron 14 Winnipeg —2
Bismarck —2 — —-
"A'illistJii 6Buffalo 38 — 12
Havre 20Boston 38 — 10
•Helena 20 Cheyenne 12— IS
Edmonton 24 Chicago 26—26
Battleford __ Cincinnati 38—40
"Prince Albert —ll. Montreal 32—38
Calgary 22 New Orleans ....60—70
Medicine Hat 30 New York 38—40
Swift Current 18 Pittsburg .. 42—46
Barometer, 29.07: thermometer, 9; relative
humidity, 62; wind, west; weather, cloudy;
maximum thermometer, 14; minimum thermo
meter, 4; daily range, 10; amount of rainfall
or melted snow in last twenty-four hours, 0.
— Below zero.
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. P. F. LYONS,
OPENING THE RESERVE.
Ftecently there was held a meeting
at Crookston to give impetus to the
opening for settlement by whites of
the agricultural part of the ceded por
tions of the Chippewa reservations. Il
is announced from Washington that
Secretary Smith has agreed to order
the reservation thrown open to settle
ment on "May 15th, next year. The
provisions of the act under which this
is done become a matter of present
interest; the more so that so long a
time has elapsed since its passage
that its features have passed from
memory, and because of other ques
tions suggested by the proposed open
The preliminary steps required by
the act involved in the cession by the
Chippewas of the land not reserved
for their allotments, such as the census
of the Indians and their assent to the
treaty, were all taken by Mr. Rice,
chairman of the first commission ap
pointed under the act. Since* then the
other measures which were provided,
preparatory to the sale of the land ac
quired, have been carried forward. One
was to have the land surveyed into
townships and subdivided; another was
to have examiners appointed to go over
the land, examining it by forty-acre
tracts and noting its quality and con
dition. If pine was found on the land,
the examiners were to so designate it
on the plats.with. their estimate of the
quantity of pine standing; on which
the commissioner of the general land
office is to fix a value that shall not
be less than $3 a thousand feet.
All other land is to be termed "ag
ricultural land," and is to be opened
for settlement under the homestead
laws after the secretary shall have
fixed the date and given thirty days'
notice of it. But each settler will be
required, in addition to the five years*
residence and improvement, to pay
$1.25 an acre, tc be paid in five equal
annual installments; and his patent
can issue only when this payment is
made with the usual homestead proofs.
The pine lands are to be sold on four
weeks' notice after the survey and ex
amination of the whole is complete.
.This leaves only the agricultural lands
open for early settlement; and, unless
additional legislation is had, it will
be several years before the pine can
Out of the money from these sales,
a permanent fund is to be created in
the federal treasury, bearing 5 per
cent annual interest, for fifty years,
for the benefit of the Chippewas. Half
of the interest is to be paid annually
in cash to the heads of families, one
fourth per capita to all others, and'
the remaining fourth is to be used in
maintaining free schools among the
Indians. Ninety thousand dollars an
nually may be advanced to the In
dians, to be repaid when the perma
nent fund exceeds $3,000,000. Having
settled the matter for fifty years, at
least, congress did not deem it need
ful to make any disposition of the
fund that then would become imper
manent, leaving it for their successors
to wrestle with. Possibly the members
might have anticipated that by that
time all the Indians would have be
come "good Indians" in the Western
sense, and there was no need of dis
posing in advance of the fund that
would lie in the treasury and become
.pawning ground for another French
indemnity or McGarrahan claim, to be
wrangled over during the twentieth
But the question, to which this state
ment is. but preliminary, is whether
we are to have repeated here in Min
nesota the disgraceful scenes of vio
lence and greed and fraud that have
characterized the opening of every res
ervation since the war. Are we to
have here in Polk county next May
a repetition of the border scenes of
Oklahoma aud the Cherokee strip?
Are we to have the land office scandals
over again? Are we to have the
townsiters quarreling and lighting over
eligible sites, and railway.-* playing in
the same game, with greedy men?
Is the speculator to have a good timo
on the agricultural lands, jumping
claims and defending his fraud with
revolvers? Cannot the government of
the United States devise some way
in which this may be avoided, and a
saner method ot disposal adopted?
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SHIFTING RESPONSIBILITY. *
The tendency of public events of
late has been toward shifting the whole
burden of this government, and the re
sponsibility for its conduct, upon the
shoulders of its chief executive. With
out regard to the person who may oc
cupy that office, this is a most perni
cious and dangerous practice. In fram
ing the constitution, the closest study
and the nicest care were exercised to
divide responsibility among the three
departments of the government, and to
set up between them a system of
checks and balances by which each
could, at the same time, limit and sup
plement the others. No change would
have been regarded as more objec
tionable, if not fatal, to liberty itself
than one which should take away
from the functions and duties of the
congress, and substitute the executive
in its stead. This is what is going on
.through the shiftiness and cowardice
of parties in the senate and the
house. The ultimate consequence of
this insidious and evil change cannot
be regarded by any true American
without serious apprehension.
Let us look at two recent instances.
When the duty of revising and re
forming the tariff in accordance with
the overwhelming command of the peo
ple of this country was placed upon
the Fifty-third congress, how did it
respond? Instead of setting itself to
perform its constitutional duty, it de
voted months to the construction of
such a bill as it regarded to be politi
cally expedient. Back and forth the
bill was kicked like a football be
tween the senate and house, until it
finally took shape that was unsatis
factory to everybody and profoundly
different from what the people asked
and had a right to expect. Then it
was sent to the president to be signed
or vetoed. Every member of the
house and every senator knew that
this bill was inadequate and not a
response to the public demand. In
stead of making it what it ought to be,
the two houses abdicated their author
ity and cast upon Mr. Cleveland the
responsibility that was properly theirs.
They compelled him to thrust upon the
country an imperfect and radically
improper tariff act, or to leave in effect
the monstrous McKinley system which
they had been chosen to overthrow
and abolish. He answered by permit
ting the new act to become a law
without his signature. But the whole
course of congress was directed to
this one object of playing the game of
politics by refusing to accept responsi
bility, and obliging the executive to
shoulder it instead.
The present situation is a repetition
of this in another form. The tariff and
the revenue bills which the Repub
lican majority in this house have
agreed upon are confessedly and no
toriously inadequate and improper. It
is certain that even the Republicans
themselves would not have voted for
them if they were to go into effect
without submission to the president.
The real purpose of them is "to put the
president in a hole." Without an anx
ious thought of what the needs of the
country require, the members of con
gress, regardful only of next year's
elections, are playing to the galleries,
believing that they can pretend in
the next campaign that they would
have done their duty had not Mr.
Cleveland stood in the way. . The
point which we wish to make at this
time is not that in the measures of
relief suggested either party is right
or wrong, so much as it Is that con
gress, to which is committed, by the
constitution, both the power and the
duty of legislating for the "country, is
seduously evading that requirement,
and, as far as possible, putting the
president in its place. This diversion
of functions, this practical suspension
of the constitution itself, this delib
erate and continued abandonment by
our legislators of the work that they
are chosen to do, In favor of the game
of politics, while they commit matters
to the executive in the hope that they
may force him on record by a veto,
even at the cost of stopping all wheels
of government, and precipitating upon
the country untold disasters, is the
most threatening symptom in our
present public life. The practice must
be corrected by the swift visitation
upon their recreant representatives of
the people's displeasure, if we are not
to be compelled, sooner or later, to
choose between the two extremes of a
veto upon all legislation, and a trans
ference of the law-making power from
the houses of congress to the white
For many years the tendency, under
a vicious fiscal policy that perverted
the taxing arm of the government to
make manufacturing more prosperous
than the natural laws of trade would
make it, the drift of population has
been steadily from the farm to the
city. With crocodile tears the editorial
advocates of that policy have deplored
this. But it was inevitable. Human
activities run in. obedience to the law
of nature that sends motion on the
lines of least resistance. The country
boy, as well as the city-bred one, takes
the short cut to wealth. If government
shortens the way or makes the
path easier, the boy from the farm is
not so dull that he does not see It and
take it. He would be a fool did he
not do it. At the same time, country
boys soon came to learn that what
they produced on the farm had to be
sold in a free trade market, and thai
what was bought was in a market
made dearer by the aid of govern
ment. The profits of manufacturing
were enhanced by governmental ac
tion, while under the unavoidable law
of compensation the profits of the
farm were lessened.
With the slight reduction extorted
from the protectionists in the last con
gress, and in - spite of the reduce:"
THE SAINT PAUI, DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1895.
prices of farm products, the profits ol
farming are increased. Outgo Is less,
even if, owing to causes above and
beyond human laws, income is also di
minished. With this, aided by the da
pression, always most severely felt I.i
the cities, there has been noticeable
for a couple of years a decided drift
of population back to the land from
the cities. Many a city-bred man and
boy is looking longingly towards a life
where the vicissitudes of business,
the unmitigable contest of competi
tion, does not imperil success and keep
narrow for the great majority the mar
gin between income and outgo, be
tween enough and want. But with
this desire there comes the checking
thought of inexperience in the art of
farming, a sense of the little they
know of it compared with what they,
see must be known. This feeling
doubtless deters many, and keeps them
at their desks, while their hearts yearn
for the freedom of farm life.
But if there are disadvantages, there
are also advantages in this very igno
rance. They go to their new vocation
with nothing to unlearn. No preju
dices, no inherited habits of processes
hamper them. They bring to it senses
sharpened by keen contest with their
fellows. They bring the better business
methods city life enforces. Their per
ceptions are the keener for their city
drill. Their, judgment is more quickly
formed and more accurately. They
have been obliged to "cut corners," to
save steps, to value time, to study
shorter methods. Now let one, with
the atavism of some ancestor of the
farm reappearing in his blood, making
him yearn for contact with the soil, go
with this city ' equipment to a farm,
and how quickly he will master its
processes. Some of the foremost men
in agriculture today are of this kind;
city-bred men who have gone from the
care and grind of the city to the wide
liberty of the farm. They are to be
found among the noted breeders, the
successful and prosperous general far
The very schooling of the city boy
makes him apter to learn. He studies
agriculture as he studied mathematics.
He masters the composition of soils
and foods as he mastered his chemistry.
He enjoys the surprise of seeing their
relations. He is a better farmer be
cause of what he learned while plod
ding through the curriculum of the
school. Farmers themselves are real
izing this in increased numbers, and
the evidence of it is seen in the numbers
of boys and girls sent from the farms
to the state agricultural schools. No
boy with such a training, and no bus
iness man with his wits sharpened by
the experience of his vocation, need
fear to go unlettered in the art upon
a farm, having all to learn, if he keep
his eyes open, his brain active, and
give to his occupation the methods of
his city work. He will find enough to
learn. In fact he will probably see
how much there is to learn more read
ily than will the boy who has grown
up on the farm content to do as father
did, and indifferent to knowledge
of the mysteries of the great workshop
and laboratory which his farm really
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STUMPING BY PHONOGRAPH.
So largely has the phonograph been
put to purposes of amusement that
most people have come to regard that
as the limit of its usefulness. Now
and. then it has been heard from as
taking dictation in business houses,
and a while ago there was a gruesome
story of a minister who, before his
death, talked his own funeral sermon
into a record and it was repeated at
his burial. Then there was that Sun
day school man at Chicago who had
a full service put on the "blanks,"
from the opening prayer to the sing
ing of the doxology, and held a phono
graph service. Gradually, if slowly,
the little mystery is making its way
into new fields of utility.
But it has been reserved for Repre
sentative William Alden Smith, a prod
uct of Michigan Republicanism, to open
a new field with boundless possibil
ities for the talking machine. William
Alden had accepted an invitation to
address a meeting of the faithful in
Grand Rapids Saturday night. But
William had reckoned without his host,
who is one Tom Reed. The emergen
cies of Mr. Reed's career required that
Mr. Smith, and all the other saviors
of the country, should be in their seats
in Washington instead of being around
the country firing loyal hearts. And
so, when William Alden asked for
leave cf absence to go home and warm
up the Republicans of Grand Rapids,
Tom sternly said: "Nc, sir." And
Smith could not go.
But Smith, like all of his family, is
fertile in expedients. If he could not
go he could send his voice. And so
he hied himself tc a phonograph with
his speech, that was to have been
delivered ex tempore to the Grand
Rapiders, and, sitting down to the lit
tle buzzing cylinder, speech in hand,
imagined that it was a Grand Rapids
audience and talked as eloquently, as
loudly and as warmly as if the mag
netic currents were flickering back and
forth between him and his audience
instead of merely running through the
armature of his phonograph's motor
and making "the wheels go round."
Sunday's Globe had a dispatch from
Grand Rapids telling how the cylin
ders were put "On a repeater and the
speech turned on to the audience that
filled the banquet hall, and how what
William Alden had said in Washing
ton was heard distinctly by his ad
mirers in all parts of the . hall, as
his voice came sonorously out of the
funnel. We were told that he briefly
discussed the tariff, advocating pro
tection to labor, discoursed on the
money question and enlightened the
meeting on our foreign relations. All
this was received with "tremendous
applause," and so charmed was the au
dience that It demanded and got an
encore. ' . . . _
Thus is a new factor imported into
our campaigns. Sit down for a mo
ment and consider the nosslbilltles.
The whole plan of campaigns must be,
anyway may be, revised and revolu
tionized. What a boon to Impecunious
committees. What a blow at the spell
binders. These patriots, that volun
teer to save their country at so much
i night and expenses, will have tc
market their patriotism elsewhere.
Hereafter the orator, instead of trav
eling about the country from the open
ing to the close of the. campaign, will
merely go into the phonograph room
of the state central committee and,
Instead of talking to a crowded house,
will deliver his rounded periods to a
bank of recording phonographs, and,
for the remainder of the campaign,
can, if he wish, go fishing. The speak
ing force of the- committees will consist
of some boy with his graphophone and
funnel going from town to town, where
flaming bills have heralded the coming
oration of the Hon. Elijah Pogram
by phone, and the speech will roll out
of the wide-mouthed funnel to, the de
lighted edification of the audience.
Then there are the minor advan
tages. When phonograph has made
some telling point < that has brought
down the house it can be made to re
peat the words, a thing the speaker
cannot do, or the whole speech may
be repeated, as > was Smith's. Then,
too, the phonograph will be exempt
from those diseone-rting interruptions
by dissenters. There will be no use
In asking it tripping questions for it
will pay them no heed. The speech
can be accompanied or followed by
humorous or patriotic songs, especially
if it happen to be a dull one,
as many of them are. Secretaries will
no longer oe bothered to the point
of distraction by appeals to have some
favorite speaker sent to impossible
dates. They will simply have to order
a boy and a machine . sent wherever
the orator is wanted, with his records
and equipment. Thus one man may be
speaking the same night to a hundred
different audiences at the cost of only
a small boy, a lot of "blanks" and the
rent of a graphophone. But the vista
of possibilities widens so far that the
imagination of the reader must in the
DO NOT UNDERSTAND HIM. .
To the average Republican editor his
Democratic brother is a standing enig
ma, whose menial processes he cannot
comprehend. If : the latter find in the
administration of his party or in the
doings of a congress controlled by it
something of which his judgment does
not approve, he is frank and outspoken
in his criticism and opposition. There
upon he is termed a Mugwump by his
docile Republican brother. If he finds
in either or both that which he ap
proves, then he is a"cuckoo," and idol
worshiper. And all the while he is sim
ply and solely a Democrat, exercising
his right of individual judgment, and
insistent ever on his individualism. No
collar of party' -'or party manager is
about his neck, no badge "my party,
right or wrong,'" is on his
breast, and he never makes sur
render of freedom of thought
or speech. Believing religiously in the
sane healthfulness of Democratic prin
ciples in government, he measures men
and policies by them and approves or
condemns as they are in harmony or
discord with them. Such conduct is in
comprehensible to the docile creature
who jumps when bosses'- pull the
strings, and bows his head in meek
subservience to the mandates of party.
In the mouths of such, terms of de
rision become words of : praise.
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Strange that nothing has been heard,
in all this war talk, about that war
syndicate Frank Stockton invented
some years ago, and which carried to
success a war betwen this country and
England, under a contract with the
government. The chief regret of the
syndicate, after it had brought En
gland to terms, was that one life had
been lost in the warfare.
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The Louisiana Republican is at his
old tricks. He announced one day that
he was for McKinley, the next that he
was for Reed, and is really for the
man who will pay him the most mon
ey. Any good man with a plethoric
purse can buy him, but it is no sur?
thing that he will stay bought.
Instead of explaining every winter
why so many of its people die of ty
phoid fever, Duluth should do some
thing to prevent or check the disease.
The Silver Rooster Crows.
Chicago Times-Herald. .
A fine state of affairs we now have in the
United States senate. Almost one-half of the
Republican members of that body are free
silver men. Exactly one-half of the Repub
lican membership comes from the state west
of the Missouri river. The mining camps now
have the senate, and through the senate the
country by the throat. If they can take ad
vantage of a stress or storm to plunge the
country down to a silver basis they intend to
do so. The nation was never before so nearly
ruled by the representatives of a single pro
ducing interest. After Utah comes into the
Union, twenty senators,' all devoted to the
cause of silver, will represent ten states whose
combined population: is only little more than
one-half that of the state of Illinois.
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What the f Canucks Say.
Toronto Mail and Express.
The suggestion that 'President Cleveland's
commission should .'report or. April fool's day
seems daily more commendable.
President Cleveland, in his next message,
should apply the Monroe- doctrine to prevent
Lord Dunraven from landing in New York.
There is now little: reason for the belief that
bullet-proof underclothes, will be fashionable
in the United States and ' Canada this winter.
It is sincerely to- be ,hoped that all the
colonels in the United States will not be called
out for active service. The idea of such a
move is almost sufficient in itself to make
Tommy Atkins tremble. lo
Now You S*»e It, Now You Don't.
The McKinley tariff was made up and
passed with the avowed object of decreasing
excessive revenue. It was effectual for the
purpose intended. The revenue was so re
duced as to bring about a pinch in the treas
ury before the end of the Harrison adminis
tration. But the madcaps in congress now
talk of practically re-enacting the McKinley
law for the purpose of Increasing the revenue!
It is of the essence of protectionism to in
crease taxation Increasing revenue.
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Based on Humbug-.
The plan of passing a high protective tariff
law at this time is not T based' upon the idea
that there is going to be war, but on the ex
pectation that peace will prevail. It is only in
that contingency that it would be desirable to
protectionists to "check imports," since a war
would check them far more effectually than
would be agreeable, especially as a large part
of our imports come from Great Britain.
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They Have Been Sweetened.
The true reason why the Republicans in
congress will not "touch" sugar is because
they are under the thraldom of the Sugar
trust, as they were when in the McKinley
tariff they nominally n_.de raw sugar free
and put a duty of half a cent a pound on the
entire consumption of refined sugar, Imported
and domestic, for the sole benefit of the trust.
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A Three-Headed Affair.
What Speaker Reefl sa«_ goes In the house.
What the free sllv_ntes say goes in the sen
ate. What Grover Cleveland says goes in the
White house. That seems to be an accurate
summing up ot the strategical situation In
Washington at present. Is it going to be pos
sible to get these heads together I
: "A Yenuine Yentleman," the new
comedy by *Gus Heege, was presented
to a packed house at the Grand last
night. It was Its first presentation to
a St. Paul audience and it caught the
house. Mr. Heege appears in a con
genial role, that of Sven Hanson, the
hero of "A Yenuine Yentleman." Sven
is a young Swede who has been trained
for a mining engineer at the great Up
sala university in Sweden, and who is
coming to America to engage in his
chosen calling out in the new mining
region then just opening the Coeur
d'Alene. . .■ *;X;
The first act of the play takes place
on board the North German Lloyd
steamer "Muenchen" while lying in
Southampton harbor awaiting the ar
rival of the tender bringing the pas
sengers from Southampton en route to
New York. Sven and the other char
acters of the play are introduced to
the audience here and Sven runs
across an old friend whom he had met
in Sweden, in the person of the Hon.
Gordon Castle, ex-minister to Sweden,
returning home to the United States.
The second scene of this act takes,
place off Ellis island in New York- har
bor. The ship is boarded by the health
officer and a case of cholera on board
detains the vessel at quarantine. The
Hon. Gordon Castle has valuable'pa
pers which he is the bearer of to the
Swedish embassy at Washington and
which he is anxious to have delivered
without delay. Sven undertakes the
commission of delivering the papers,
and by a ruse which comes near being
a failure, owing to his ludicrous mis
take in throwing a buxom Irish wom
an overboard instead of himself, eludes
the officials on the ship, jumps over
board and swims ashore.
The second act changes to the Coeur
d'Alene country, Idaho. Sven discovers
his brother in the person of one Charles
Nelson, who has been acting as the
manager of a mine in the Coeur
d'Alene. " Nelson has proven dishonest
and when brought to account by his
company would have been in serious
trouble but for the intervention of
Sven, who saves his brother's reputa
tion at the sacrifice of his own good
name and the love of his American
sweetheart. Other complications arise
through the labor troubles between the
miners and their employers in the suc
ceeding act.but Sven succeeds in down
ing his enemies and clearing himself
of the stigma upon him, regains his
sweetheart's affection and everything
ends happily. :: y :*.v
In the character, Mr. Heege is an un
assuming but sharp-witted young
Swede with a vein of exquisite humor
under his stolid and Imperturbable ex
terior. Indeed, the comedy element in
his nature is ; the chief charm to the
character. The company is good and
the play well staged.
Same bill all the week, including hol
iday matinee New Year's day.
AS A HORRIBLE EXAMPLE.
Embezzling- Deputy County Treas
urer Object, to. a Church Enter
KOKOMO, Ind., Dec. Calvin Arm
strong, the young deputy treasurer of
Tipton county, now doing three years'
time for embezzling $43,000 of the coun
ty cash and squandering the same on
the race track, has broken out in a
Armstrong was tried and convicted
in the Howard circuit court, and has
managed to receive much attention
both before and since his conviction.
A few days ago an illustrated lecture
on "The Downfall of Cal Armstrong"
at the Friends' church was advertised
in the local papers. Stereopticon views .
were to be used to 'illustrate tbe evils
of horse-racing and gambling, the per
formance to be next Sunday after
Young Armstrong learned of the pro
posed exhibition, and yesterday tele
graphed to his- attorneys, Blacklidge &
Shirley, of this city, to at once instittue
injunction proceedings against the
church people, restraining them from
using his name in connection with the
proposed lecture. This the attorneys
will. do today if the proper cost bond
is filed. He has about eight months
more to serve in prison.
New York Strikers Eng-ngred in a I
NEW YORK. Dec. 29.— The executive
committee of the brotherhood of tail
ors have not yet decided definitely as
to the location of the two co-operative
shops which they, propose opening in a
few. days and for which $1,000 has been
appropriated from the funds of the
brotherhood, at the suggestion of
Leader Schoenfeld is sanguine that
the proposed plan will prove success
ful and will eventually lead to the
total extinction of the contractors. He
claims that a large i lmber of manu
facturers have alrea'Jj asked for es
timates from the tailors and at the
same time have given assurances of
dealing directly with the tailors in
preference to the contractors. Meyer
Schoenfeld has engaged sewing ma
chines and other apparatus for the
equipment of the new shops which he
expects to be running by Wednesday
A mass meeting of the locked-out
tailors took place today in Walhalla
hall. Speeches were delivered by
Leaders Schoenfeld, Schweitzer, Rob
inson and White, of the Brotherhood
FOUND THE HEALER.
Railway Receiver Song-lit tlie Miss
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Dec. 29.—
E. P. Houston, receiver of the Peoria,
Decatur & Evansville railroad; J. W.
Snyder, a business man of Paris, 111.,
and L. H. Stanley have returned to
this city from a few days' trip in
search of "Healer" Schlatter.
They found Schlatter in an obscure
Mexican settlement, west of Cabazon,
about eighty miles west of here, sit
ting by the fire reading a Bible.
He interpreted the coming of the
three wise men of the East as the rea
son why the Father had kept him there
so long, and laid hands on Mr. Houston,
who had sought him to cure a paralysis
of the left side.
He held his hands for an hour or
more, and Mr. Houston declares he has
been greatly benefited, and hopes in
time to be perfectly healed.
Schlatter told them, as far as he new,
the Father directed him to go to Cen
tral America, but he will stop some
days at a Zuni reservation. He bade
the strangers good by, mounted his
white horse, and rode off through the
sandy plain to the southwest.
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SUNDAY CLOSING ENFORCED.
Saloon Begin to Take It as a Mat
ter of Course.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— The police re
laxed in no degree their vigilance in
watching the saloons today in their ef
forts to prevent violations of the ex
cise laws. As has been the case on all
Sundays since the crusade against
Sunday selling of liquor began, sus
pected places had uniformed patrol
men stationed at the doors, while de
tectives in citizens' clothing were ac
tive in seeking opportunities to gain
entrance to saloons where business
was being transacted. It was said to
day by a police sergeant that the sa
loonkeepers were taking the changed
order of affairs as a matter of course
now, and that only a very few of them,
and those of the cheapest class, are
making any attempt to violate the
Sunday liquor selling law.
Ahead In One Thing, Anyway.
Milwaukee Journal. . ..._,_,. ,„
There Is one thing in which St Paul will
always lead Minneapolis. No man will ever
jump from the suspension bridge in the lat
ter town and swim ashore. •. - : yC ;j >
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DOLE SAYS J.OT SO.
ANNEXATION MOVE A PROOF THAT
HE IS NOT AFTER PERPET
HAWAII WANTS STATEHOOD
OR COLONIAL FORM OF GOVERN
MENT—WOULDN'T' BE A
NO PROTECTION FROM JOHN BULL.
Annexation to the United States or
Nothing;— lnterviewed by
CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— 1n the Times-
Herald of tomorrow will be published
an interview with President Sanford
B. Dole, of- Hawaii, had by Miss Kate
Field. The interview is elaborate, fill
ing several columns and touching
closely on the Hawaiian policy and in
ternational questions. Although it
dees not appear in Miss Field's letter,
the talk was had in the presence of
Mr. Dole's cabinet, the members of
which subscribed to their chief's opin
ions unreservedly. .-""''
Miss Field.calling his attention to the
fact that his government had been
said to be characterized by an insane
desire to perpetuate itself in office, Mr.
Dole said: ! :
"The fact that the government is working
for annexation to the United States Is a. good
denial of that charge. Annexation may de
prive us. or some of us, of office. In the
higher offices are men to whom it means per
sonal sacrifice and business loss to discharge
their duties. It is simply a slander to say
this desire for annexation is simply a pre-'
tense. We are working in <ood faith, and I
believe the people appreciate the fact. ' As to
the form of annexation that would . best meet*
our requirements, it is difficult to say. A
territorial form of government unmodified
from the form obtaining in the United States
territories would hardly be suitable. Prob
ably tbe best course would be to gradually
develop from our present system, the fed
eral authorities, of course, having from the
beginning jurisdiction over custom .* house,
postoffices and federal courts. Our own gov
ernment should not be limited by the United
States law concerning territories. A new sys
tem would have to be invented to suit our
conditions, much the same as is the prac
tice of England in establishing a new colony.
There is no set system. Each new colony is
organized as the necessity of the case de
In reply to a statement by Miss Field
that she had been told if the United
States did not annex the Hawaiian isl
ands, they would be offered to Eng
land, Mr. Dole said: "Our sole policy
is annexation to the United State.?."
Other parts of the interview relate to
the domestic, political and material af
fairs of the islands. Profit sharing is
taking the place of contract labor, and
other business and social improve
ments have been established,
tainous he is; and there are no mice in him.
TRYING TO AVERT STRIKE.
Chief Arthur in Savannah Confer
ring With Railroad Men.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 29— Chief Ar
thur, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
: Engineers, had further interviews to
day with the committees representing
the engineers on the Plant system. Gen
eral Superintendent Dunham has re
' ferred the matter of contracts to Presi
dent Plant. No advices have yet been
received from him. It is the impression
that President Plant will indorse the
position his several superintendents
have taken in opposition to written con
; tracts. The engineers and firemen are
said to be standing together and will
act in unison. If there is a strike it
will be made general, covering, the sys
tem from Charleston, S. C, to Tampa,
Fla., and as far West as Montgomery,
Ala. The employes are averse to such
a step, and believe some satisfactory
i solution will be reached.
KILLED BY A POSTMASTER.
Tragedy in a Post Otllce Over Fam
• ily Troubles.
WELDON. 111., Dec. 28.— Postmaster John
A. Pace shot and killed Dr. W. E. Taylor, a
member of the Illinois legislature, in the
post office this evening because of family
troubles. Pace, who gave himself up, ex
plained that he was working at his desk when
he heard the back door open and saw Dr.
Taylor enter. The latter demanded of Pace
a letter written by Pace's wife to Pace; and.
the postmaster declares, also offered to give
him "?."00 to withdraw a suit now pending for
damages for breaking up his family. Pace
ordered him out of the Office, saying he
wanted nothing to do with him. Taylor then
said he would blow Pace's brains out if he
did not give up the paper. He drew a re
volver, and went on to say that he had come
there to talk to him and was going to stay.
Pace went to the desk apparently to get his
papers, and, reaching into his drawer, got
his revolver. He began at once to fire, and
Taylor fell dead near the back door of the
MS-KEEN WILL RETIRE.
With One Exception the Oldest of
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 29.— The
Express will announce on creditable
authority, in the morning, that Will
iam R. McKeen, for more than twenty
five years president of the Vanderbilt
lin. and with one exception, holding
the high position longer than any other
railroad official in the United States,
will retire at the annual election Jan.
15. It is rumored that Vice President
and General Manager John G. Will
iams and General Superintendent N.
K. Elliott will letire at the annual
election. ;c£ """'•*" ,.h .
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REDS LEASE LANDS.
One of the Results of Allotments in
GUTHRIE, Ok., Dec. 29.— The lowa
Indians have just closed a lease with
the Kaw tribe, for 15,000 acres of land
on the reservation of the latter tribe.
The lowas will erect a village there
and live off the rental of their fine al
lotted lands east of here, which they
are leasing to white farmers. They
say that they are tired of living apart
on their allotments, scattered among,
the whites who will not associate with
them, and who use every opportunity
to cheat them, and, being citizens, they
propose to live as they please and be
no longer bossed by the Indian bureau.
Shot Craps During- Services.
RUSHVILLE, Ind., Dec. James Easley,
John Mayberry, Albert Morris, Albert Sanders
and Warren Easley, all colored, were arrested
at noon yesterday for shooting craps in the Sec
ond Baptist church (colored) Christmas night
while services were in progress. Rev. P. Hol
11ns was preaching, and was interrupted
chew. ksssss% PURE
AND fifßJmS HARMLESS
SMOKE KSUS SATISFYING
L A NERVOUS J
Ba. *HPI I .--DYSPEPTIC. ___
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by cries of "Come sev'n," "Little Joe,"
"Sev'n'r'lev'n," etc. Four of the men plead
ed guilty to the charge and were fined in
'Squire Poe's court. Warrants are out for
Frank Milton and James Morris on the sam»
Convicts to Have a New Year's Day
A lodge of Sons of Hermann was In
stituted at North St. Paul yesterday
by Grand President F. C. Neumeier,
assisted by a delegation from Still
water lodge. -".:;•.>
A programme of unusual excellence
is being prepared for the entertain
ment of the convicts on New Year's
day. It will consist of readings by
Miss Schweitzer, of Minneapolis, and
The board of county commissioners
The next attraction at the Grand
opera house is "Grimes' Cellar Door,"
next Friday evening.
AVAS COMING TO ST. PAUL.
Passenger Fntully Injured by Fall-.
ing From a Train.
RIO, Wis., Dec. 29.— Squire Elkins,
of Cedar Springs, Mich., en route to St.
Paul, fell from a passenger train two
miles east of here last night and was
seriously and probably fatally in
Watson's Appeal for Peace.
William Watson, England's poet and possi
ble laureate, publishes the following poem
appealing to America for peace:
"O, towering daughter, Titian of .the- West,
behind a thousand leagues of foam se
Thou toward whom our inmost heart is pure
of all Intent;
Although you threatenest with most unfllial
hand thy mother's breast;
Not for one breathing space may earth endure
the thought of war's intolerable cure for
such vague pains as today they rest,
But if thou hast more strength than thou canst
spend in tasks of peace and finds her yoke
Help us to smite the cruel, to befriend the
succorless, and put the false to shame.
So shall the ages laud thee and thy name be
lovely among nations to the end."
Actor and 'Duellist In Sioux Fail--.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Dec. 29.— Paul Tup
per Wilkes, the actor, who has been in hid
ing since his duel with Radcliff McVeigh in
New Jersey, Nov. 12, arrived here yesterday
to visit his father, Judge Willis A. Wilkes.
He says he does not dare to return to New
York, fearing arrest and a penitentiary sen
tence. "I was foolish to fight the duel," he
said. "It keeps me from the stage for a year,
and is a most unfortunate affair for all con
cerned." If I had had true courage I would
have refused to fight."
Wilkes has received an offer of $250 a week
for himself and his wife to star in a melo
drama based on their own romances, but have
refused it. •*-.•
Shot nt W. AY. Erwin.
New York Sun.
Hon. William Wirt Erwin. of Minnesota
has broken silence and injured it seriously.
"Our mountains of silver," says he, "stand
serenely in God's sky and beckon us in the
pathway of honor and conscience.". No moun
tain of silver can stand up as high in God's
sky, even in the sight of the Hon. William
M. Stewart, as the Hon. William Wirt Erwin
does; but we cannot conscientiously observe
that he stands serenely. The elemental forces
of nature heave in him. He throws up ridges
and throws down valleys; but daylight
streams raidiantly from his forelock. Moun-
Got .•"•.JOO.OOO nnd Killed Himself.
NEW YORK, Dec. Alfred N. Tripp
hanged himself yesterday in his barn at
Poughkeepsie. He had but just come into
$300. C00. left by his father, Vincent Tripp. The
last two months Tripp has been much depress
ed and has said repeatedly there was no long
er any charm in life for him. At 11 a. m. to
day he went to his barn. At 1 o'clock his
coachman found him hanging by a ' piece of
clothesline from a rafter in the loft.
-Preferred Wedding; to Skating;.
: MILWAUKEE Wis., Dec. 29.— Walter O.
Sanger, the well-known professional bicycle
rider, and Miss Katherine Kotzenberg, of Chi
cago, were secretly married Friday night by
Rev. Father McGill. They were on their way
to the river to skate with friends when they
quietly slipped away, were married and later
joined the skating party. Late that night
they announced the wedding to their parents,
who. though they expected the marriage,
were surprised that they should have married
without their knowledge.
Weathered the Gale Wall.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— The French liner
La Normandie arrived at her dock but a few
hours late, although for four days she had
been tempest-tossed and on Tuesday the seas
ran particularly high. The wind blew what
old-fashioned mariners used to call "great
guns" and the barometer dropped to 725.
Purser Davy reported that, notwithstanding
the wind and high seas, there had been no
accident or incidents worthy of mention.
Hebrew Socialists in Session. _
NEW YORK. Dec. 29.— The seventh annual
convention of the Hebrew branch of the So
cial Labor party convened here today. The
session was taken up with the work of the .
credentials committee. The convention, as
finally assembled, consisted of sixty delegates,
representing thirty organizations from the
larger cities of the United States. The con
vention will continue throughout the week.
Under Bonds for Murder.
NEW YORK. Dec. Albert A. Nellis. a
real estate dealer, was . arrested today and
held in $5,000 bonds, suspected of having mur
dered Mrs. Jane Runnett some time last night.
An autopsy was held today and it was an
nounced that death was due to a fracture of
the skull. Nellis at first denied that he knew
Mrs. Runnett, but afterwards stated that he
had known her for fifteen years and that his
wife and the murdered woman were close
Dubuque Golden Jubilee.
DUBUQUE, 10., Dec. 29.— The golden jubilee
of the Episcopal church of Dubuque was cele
brated today with impressive ceremonies.
Among those present were Bishop Perry, of
Davenport; Venerable S. R. J. Hoyt, D.D.,
archdeacon of Davenport; Venerable Irving
McElroy, archdeacon of Waverly, and Rev.
Brooks, of Detroit, Mich., first pastor of the
Nipped the Oraiißes.
SANTA ANA. Cal.. Dec. 29.— A heavy wind
has been blowing in this valley from the
desert for the past twenty-four hours.
Oranges have been injured considerably and
some damage has been done to buildings.
At Tustin. the' fire wall in the bank building
toppled over onto the roof, breaking through
and going to the second floor. The cashier of
the bank narrowly escaped with his life.
Did the Right Thing; After All.
"I am ashamed of you. my dear, laughing
at those risque stories of Mrs. De French.
You would better have blushed."
"But, mamma, if I had blushed, it would
have shown that I understood them."
A Striking; Similarity.
"Jones is an awful chump. He reminds
me of the wise men of the Noachian era."
"What, that idiot? Why, he doesn't know
enough to go in when it rains."
"Well, neither did they."
New Spanish Minister.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, via Galveston,
Tex.. Dec. 29.— Senor Ontiveres. the Spanish
minister, has presented his credentials to the
government. From. this point he goes to Nic
aragua. Costa Rica and Salvador, to the gov
ernments of which he Is also accredited.
LIMA, Peru, via Galveston. Tex.. Dec. 29.-*
It is reported that the Chilian somite last
night approved the Chili-Boliva treaty.