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SATURDAY, MAY IX
Wvatlii-r for Today—
Fuirj Cooler Sunday.
r_Tl.icago?H Convention Money Up.
Competitor's Crew on Trial.
Chamberlain Talks of the Transvaal
Cleveland Conference Work.
Call for the County Convention.
Frank Agnew Dead.
News of Minneapolis.
Funeral of Sculptor Fjelde.
W. C. T. U. Elects a President.
Miller.'. Nearly Shut Out.
Detroit Win* Monotonously.
Results in tbe National.
Second Day's Coursing Events.
Harbor Bill Nearly Completed.
Affairs of ihe Northwest.
Weekly Commercial Reviews.
Bar Silver, G7 7-Sc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, o__ 7-Sc.
Greater Activity in Stocks.
Official City Notices.
Globe's Popular Wants.
Attorney General's Opinion Upbeld.
News of the Courts.
Prof. Hayes' Latest Farm Bullctiu.
Met—A Texas Steer, U.'tO, 8.15.
Grami—Si Plunkard, 2..10, 5.15.
City Hall—Aldermen, 11.
Aurora Park—Base Ball, 4.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, May B.—Arrived: Normannia,
Hamburg; Patria, Hamburg.
Queenstown—Arrived: Umbrla, New York.
' Liverpool—Arrived: Laurentian, Portland;
Covin, New York.
Glasgow—Sailed: Norwegian, New York.
Southampton—Arrived: Aller, New York
Boston—Arrived: Peruvian, Glasgow.
Southampton—Sailed: Augusta Victoria,
The California Republican platform
isn't fit for publication.
In spite of the fact that it rained al
most every day in April, we need rain.
Alas for Cecil Rhodes! He seems
to be going the way of all Napoleons.
Diamond Match stock still continues
to set the Chicago stock exchange on
Ben's white hat appears to fit Mr.
McKinley as if it had been made for
Louisville ought to kill the goose that
is laying so many eggs for the Col
The American horses in England are
running unplaced. It is too hot for
If silence is golden it ls evident that
Mr. Harrison stands on a sound-money
Even Mr. Manley must begin to real
ize the fact that he Is leaning on a
The chances are the most important
result of the bond investigation will be
an expense bill.
Senator Sherman has been newly
christened as the great "knocker" of
the Republican party.
The end of the Scott Jackson trial
being near does not necessarily indicate
that the end of Scott Jackson is near.
Mr. Harrison's reiteiation that he
does not desire to re-enter the White
house savors just a little of sour
When he heard from Indiana Mr.
Quay only smiled a sad smile, and fig
uratively murmured, "Beware the Ides
The Republicans will not name Brad
ley for vice president. This will cause
sadness in nobody's heart except that
The life sentence imposed on the
boy train wrecker in New York should
have a tendency to discourage dims
The wheat crop of Kansas will be
almost a total failure. It may be offi
cially stated that it is not a Populist
* blight, either.
The more tho truth of the Cape Town
cryptogram develops, the plainer it
appears that England was the cipher
In the whole affair.
People holding bicycle records are
warned against leaving them around
loose. A great many are being care
lessly broken this year.
Now that you are assured the nomi
nation for president, Mr. McKinley,
you have time to rip cut the rotten
plank in that Ohio platform.
Mr. Harrison declines to put up any
rods to attract presidential lightning,
but even now It does not appear that
he has had himself insulated.
The British are in disgrace again. A
lot of American sailors whipped twice
their weight of British tars, using
champagne bottles aa weapons.
CHICAGO'S PfiEY UP
CHECK FOR FIFTEEN THOUSAND
DOLLARS PAID OVES TO MR.
THE STORY IS ALL BOSH.
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE HAD NO
IDEA OF CHANGING MEETING
ARRANGEMENTS FOR CONVENTION.
The Sub-Committee Will Meet Again
Very Soon to Consider the
CHICAGO, May B.—Chairman Harrity, of
the Democratic national committee, with S.
P. Sherin, of Indiana; J. G. Prather, of
Missouri; T. H. Sherley, of Kentucky, and
Ben T. Cable, of Illinois, all members of the
subcommittee of the national committee,
came to Chicago today and went Into ses
sion at the Wellington hotel. They were
joined at noon by Joseph Donnersberger and
A. A. Goodrich, of the local committee. Mr.
Donnersberger handed a check to Mr. Har
rity for $15,000, which with the $10,000 al
ready paid, makes $25,000, leaving only $15,
--000 yet to be paid.
"When you visit us next," said Mr. Don
nersberger, "the account will be cleared."
An agreement was come to by which an
other meeting of the subcommittee will be
held at the Auditorium toward the end of
the month, when Mr. Donnersberger will
hand over the final check.. After all this
had been satisfactorily arranged, Mr. Har
rity said: "All talk about the national con
vention being held in some city other than
Chicago is bosh. There was not a syllable in
the letter I wrote to the members of the
local committee a few days ago on which
such a rumor could possibly have been
After the financial affairs had been ad
justed, the committee. In conjunction with
Col. Martin, of St. Louis, sergeant-at-arms
of the convention, and P. C. Canda, the Coli
seum architect, listened to suggestions for
telegraphic arrangements from representa
tives of the Western Union and Postal Tele
graph companies. Mr. Canda also submitted
a report in reference to the plan of seating
delegates and the audience. Col. Martin had
a report, too, in regard to assistant-ser-
Dealing with the telegraphic and seating
arrangements, Chairman Harrity appointed
Mr. Prather and Mr. Sherley as a commit
tee to accompany the representatives of the
telegraph companies and Mr. Canda and Mr.
Martin to the Coliseum with a view to com
ing to an understanding.
A Semi-Official Light Now Thrown
INDIANAPOLIS, May B—F. T. Roots, the
Indianapolis politician, who presided at the
greater part cf yesterday's convention, and
who is very close to the ex-president, today
made the following statement in regard to the
significance of his action:
"The question has been frequently asked,
what significance attaches to Mr. Harrison's
absence from the convention? In answering,
It may be said his absence Is a confirmation
of his statement: 'There never has. been an
hour since I left the White house that I de
sired to return to it,' and further frees him
from the charge that might have been made
—insincerity. In answer to the question,
'What is the effect of the resolution Instruct
ing for McKinley?' it can be truly said it must
be beneficial for all concerned. First, it is a
truthful reflection of the sentiment of the vot
ers of Indiana concerning McKinley, which
has crystallized since Mr. Harrison's letter of
February last, and If the unexpected should
happen at St. Louis, and there Bhould be a
call for the ex-president, he would be In a po
sition to accept such a call, and the followers
of McKinley would become the supporters of
Gen. Harrison, since Indiana, In no uncertain
terms, has instructed and declared for Mc-
Kinley at ther state convention."
PULITZER FOR CLEVELAND.
He Will Support Him Under Certain
LONDON, May B.—Tho Chronicle will to
morrow print an extended Interview with
Joseph, Pulitzer, the proprietor of the New
York World, filling two columns of that pa
per. In the course of tjje interview Mr.
Pulitzer gives a brief history of the events
which led to President Cleveland's famous
Venezuelan message, which, he says, was an
election movement. Mr. Pulitzer expressed
the belief that the present Venezuelan com
mittee in the United States would pave the
way for the settlement of the controversy be
tween England and Venezuela. lie also ex
pressed an absolute certainty that. Cuba would
become free. Maj. McKiniey, he said, was
certain to be the Republican candidate for
the presidency. Continuing, .Mr. Pulitzer re
ferred to the possibility of President Cleve
land's running for a third term as follows:
"If President Cleveland declares for sound
money, for free Cuba, against monopolies
and trusts and in favor of tariff refora^ I
shall give him all the support in my power."
Platform' Favors Money Issued by
SEDALIA, M 0.5 May B.—The prohibition
state convention finished its business today
by nominating a full state ticket. The plat
form contains the usual declaration in favor
of prohibition and declares for an income
tax, government ownership of railroads, re
striction of immigration, against sectarian
appropriation of public moneys and for just
pensions to old soldiers. The financial plank
"The money of the country, whether gold,
silver or paper, should be issued by the gen
eral government only and in sufficient quan
tity to meet demands, and no individual or
corporation should be allowed to make any
profit through its issues; all money should be
a legal tender for the payment of all debts,
public and private."
LAWRENCE. Kan., May B.—After having
taken 112 ballots during a struggle extending
through four days, the Second congressional
district Republican convention this afternoon
nominated J. P. Harris, a farmer and banker
of Ottawa, Franklin county, to succeed Hon.
Orrin L. Miller in congress.
All Favor Silver.
VIRGINIA, New, May B.—The Republican
state convent:on will meet in this city tomor
row. It is certain resolutions favoring free
silver are to be adopted, and that the six
delegates to be- chosen will be piedsred to
vote for a free coinage advocate .if there Is
a possibility of the nomination of a silver
CINCINNATI, 0., May B.—Engene Debs ad
dressed an aud'ence here tonight. Mention
ing two famous orders of Judge Jenkins, of
Milwaukee, in reference to the employes of
the Northern Pacific railroad, he said: "If
justice were done that judge would be wear
ST. PAUL MINN.: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1896.
ing stripes today." He qualified his stric
tures on judges of the United States courts
by saying there were many honest judges,
He Took Out $500,000 Just Before
PITTSBURG, May B.—Hamilton Disston, of
Philadelphia, a few weeks before his sudden
death, had increased the amount of his- life
insurance $500,000. While apparently In the
prime ot health, he made the necessary ap
plication for the half million additional in
surance. The application was formally ac
cepted by the executive officers and rererred
to the officials at Philadelphia. Mr. Disston
in the meanwhile underwent the necessary
Big Mining Suit Has Been Begun at
DENVER, May B.—A suit involving Lead
ville mining property, known as the Archer
Consolidation, said to be worth $30,000,000,
was filed In the United States circuit court
today. Leonard M. Ballou, of New York, and
Alexis M. Lay, of Kalamazoo, Mich., are
the plaintiffs. The defendants are. tho Ibex
Mining company, and twenty-five well known
mining men, chief of whom ls John F.
Campion. The complainants allege that
through fraud and deceit the defendants ac
quired the property.
PARADISE FOR FISHERMEN.
Brule River anil Luke St. Croix Well
Stocked With the Finny Tribe.
Special to the Globe.
SUPERIOR, Wis., May B.—The fishing re
sorts in this vicinity, especially those on the
Brule river and Lake St. Croix, are gaining
rapidly In popularity mong the pleasure
seekers of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul.
Minneapolis and other Western cities. The
season opened on April 15, and, notwith
standing the disagreeable weather that has
been prevalent Bince, the club houses and
hotels at Brule station and White Birch have
been crowded with visitors principally from
the cities named. The river Brule has at
tained a wide reputation as a trout stream.
.It ls a narrow, winding rivulet containing
many dangerous rapids, and the services of
a guide are required to pilot the tourist
safely on his expedition up or down. A per
son unaccustomed to fishing in this stream
would probably return home somewhat fish
less if he attempted to locate the fishing
spots and do the catching without receiving
a pointer from any one who knows all about
the habits of the speckled luxuries. But a
novice, under the direction of an experienced
guide, can hook trout to his heart's content
and enjoy the novelty of shooting rapids in
a row boat. White Birch is the popular re
sort for pleasure-seekers, who prefer fishing
upon the placid waters of Lake St. Croix, to
the perilous excursions or the Brule.
At this place there is a well-appointed club
house, or hotel, which is conducted in first
class style. The location of the building, on
a knoll, overlooking the beautiful body of
water, ls charmingly picturesque and strik
ingly convenient for patrons. There are also
several rustic lodges or places where visitors
can be provided v.-ith edibles and lodging,
fishing tackle, etc. White Birch is thirty-five
miles south of Superior, on the Omaha line.
Arrangements are being made for an excur
sion train service from the head of the lake
and from St. Paul and Minneapolis every Sat
urday, returning Sunday night.
The Politic-Inns. Have Been Gunning
for His Scalp.
BALTIMORE, May B.—The sessions of the
National Municipal league convention closed
today. Col. George E. Waring, New York
city's street cleaning commissioner, In speak
ing of "the necessity of excluding politics
from municipal government," entertained the
delegates by an amusing history of how he
got his present position and what he had
done since. He said he was originally of
fered the place by a member of the Demo
cratic national committee, and said he would
accept It with the understanding that he
should have his own way. Subsequently
Mayor Strong appointed him on these terms
and has never interfered with him. He de
tailed his experience with the politicians and
asserted that Mayor Strong had received 161
sets of resolutions asking for his removal.
The politicians had come to his way of think
ing, however, and he had received assurance
from Tammany's "big four" that he should
be retained In the event of a Tammany vic
tory. In conclusion, he asserted that the
street cleaning department of New York was
now strictly non-partisan and a shining ex
ample of the efficacy of divorcing politics
from municipal government.
Labor Union Troubles Taken Ont of
PITTSBURG, May B.—The warring fac
tions in the window glass workers' associa
tion met today and effected a compromise
which will take the troubles out of court if
the action is ratified. The principal result
of the agreement will be to have the ad
ministrative power of the union controlled
by the preceptories instead of by the as
sembly, as at present. It was agreed that
the legal costs incurred by both factions shall
be paid from the assembly funds.
RUBBER MILLS RESUME.
One Tbousund Will Be Given Em
WOONSOCKET, R. I. ,May B.—Supt. Comee
received orders today to start the Alice rub
ber mill, employing 1,300 hands, on Monday.
The Millville mill, employing 1,000 hands,
will be started a week later. These mills of
the Woonsocket Rubber company have been
closed since Jan. 18, and many of the opera
tives have been reduced to the verge of
Tbe Executive Committee in Session
BUFFALO, May B.—The executive commit
tee of the American Ticket Brokers are In
session at the Genesee hotel, and will con
tinue in session every day except Sunday,
up to and including May 12. The eighteenth
annual convention of the American Ticket
Brokers' association will be held at the
Gruener hotel on May 13 and 14.
McAuliffe Knocked Rogers Senselesa
Ay ith an Uppercut.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May B.—Sam Rogers, of
Louisville, was to box four rounds last night
with Jack McAuliffe. He tried to stop the
lightweight champion, but was knocked out
in the third round by an uppercut. His
head hit the floor so hard that he was ren
dered unconscious. The curtain was lowered,
the house cleared, and McAuliffe and Rogers
were arrested for diorderly conduct.
No Details of the Loss Are Obtain
OWENSBORO, Ky., May B.—The town of
Sebree, in Webster county, haa been burning
since midnight. The telephone and telegraph
wires are down, and all means of communi
cation are cut off.
l«fl. RHODES JHJST GO
CHARTERED COMPANY OFFICIALS
INSIST HIS RESIGNATION BE
POLICY OF THE CABINET.
MUCH EXPECTED STATEMENT OF
THE GOVERNMENT MADE TO
ENGLAND IS AFTER PEACE FIRST.
A Commission Recommended to In
quire Into the Affairs of the
LONDON, May B.—lt ls understood that sev
eral officers of the British Chartered South
African company will resign, unless the resig
nation of Cecil Rhodes Is accepted.
The house of commons was crowded this
afternoon, owing to the fact that the vote on
the colonial estimates was to be taken, and
that It was to be made the occasion of an Im
portant series of questions on South African
affairs. Ambassador Bayard was among those
present. The Liberal leader, Sir William Har
court, asked the government to make a state
ment regarding the raid Into the Transvaal.
In so doing, he said that the opposition had
heretofore not unduly pressed the government
on this important matter, but they thought the
time had now arrived for the house to be in
formed of the government's intention in the
In his reply, Mr. Chamberlain, after stating
that the government had declined to advise
the company, said that the government be
lieved the proper course to follow would be
that a joint committee of both houses should
inquire Into the whole situation, Including the
administration of the British Chartered South
African company. The policy of the govern
ment, he explained, was to prevent absolutely
the recurrence of the regrettable proceedings;
to continue, by every legitimate means, the ef
forts to secure a fair and equal treatment for
British subjects in the Transvaal, and to re
store amity between the two races there.
Mr. Chamberlain further said that recent
events had reopened the whole of the great
South African question, which had been the
grave of many reputations. Sir William
Ilarcourt had dealt with only one phase of
the question. His speech was a powerful
Indictment, not only of the Chartered com
pany, but of the prisoners at Pretoria and
the men undergoing trial in England. He
(Mr. Chamberlain) could not discuss that
part of the affair. Many interests were at
stake and developments were being anxiously
and carefully watched by foreign nations.
Under these circumstances and'in view of
the situation of the prisoners at Pretoria,
there were many things which it was unde
sirable to mention at present, and which
might be said in the future. The speaker
added: "The object of our policy in South
Africa is to preserve our position as the
paramount state, and, secondly, to engender
union and concord between the two races
In conclusion, Mr. Chamberlain said that it
has been suggested .that the government
should have issued an ultimatum to Presi
dent Kruger. But such an ultimatum would
certainly have been rejected, which would
have led to war. Of course, he added, there
might be contingencies in which a great
power would have to face such an alter
native. If some of those wild rumors attrib
uted to President Kruger, designed to break
the London convention and to make an
armed attack upon Natal, had been true,
England would then have been on the de
fensive, but, he pointed out, the government
could not take military measures to force in
ternal reforms in the Transvaal.
Mr. Labouchere, Radical member for
Northampton, who followed Mr. Chamber
lain, made a violent attack upon the British
Chartered South Africa company. He was
inclined to believe, he said, that if Mr.
Chamberlain had been given a free hand,
they would not have heard much more of
Mr. Rhodes and his company. The entire
press, he said, had conspired to blink the
real truth. The outcome of the situation was
that they had a gang of gamblers and
flnancers, headed by Cecil Rhodes, who wish
ed to rob the public Mr. Labouchere
charged Rhodes with lying to conceal his
complicity with the invasion of the Trans
vaal and with using his position to advance
his personal interests. With incredible in
famy, said the editor of Truth, he allowed
his Instrument, Dr. Jameson, to be tried,
when he himself was responsible. Every one
of the directors in the Chartered South
Africa company, Mr. Labouchere concluded
with intensified bitterness, was guilty of
culpable negligence and showed not even the
proverbial honor among thieves In their
The crowd who had gathered in the house
in anticipation of Mr. Chamberlain's state
ment, dispersed directly he had finished his
speech. The remaining speeches on the sub
ject, however, were listened to with apathy,
and the house adjourned at midnight.
ITALY'S WAR PROGRAMME.
Massowah and Kassala Are Both to
ROME, May B.—ln the course of a de
bate today on the African credit, the minister
for foreign affairs, the Duke of Sermonlta,
repudiated the idea that the Italian govern
ment had the intention of abandoning Mas
sowah, and intimated that the Italians would
hold Kassala so long as the interests of the
Anglo-Egyptian expedition to Dongola de
manded it. Gen. RicotU, minister of war,
following the Duke of Sermonlta in the
chamber of deputies, approved of the decision
of the government to abandon Tigre. To
prosecute the war for two years, he said,
150,000 men and an expenditure of £40,000,000
would be required.
It Will Be Necessary to Crush the
LONDON, May -9.->-A dispach from Gwelo
says: The enem> (Matabeles) at the Mavln
Kraal have driven back, all the patrols into
camp and an arduous time is expected. The
garrison and Cecil Rhodes' column are pro
visioned for two months. Mr. Rhodes be
lieves it will take a still longer time to
crush the Matabeles, aad that there will be
heavy -fighting. .
— ■■ —*=£~i
Don't Like McKinley.
LONDON, May B.^-The Vienna correspond
ent of the Times says McKinley's candidacy
for the presidency "of the United States has
created a bad impression on the bourse there.
RHODES' AMIIi I IO V.
It Was to Be. «uk* of an African Re
BERLIN, May B.—Tl_e Neuste Nachrichten
states that President Kruger possesses a proc
lamation of the reform committee, In which
Charles Leonard signs himself as president
I and Lionel Phillips state secretary. John
Hays Hammond was to become attorney gen
eral. Mr. Rhodes intended to do the whole
thing under the British flag, because he was
sure of sanction for his acts if he suc
ceeded. He hoped to become president of
a United States of South Africa.
Body of the Murderer Laid Away
With Brief Services.
PHILADELPHIA, May B.—The body of H.
H. Holmes was this afternoon taken from the
vault In Holy Cross cemetery, where it had
been under guard since the execution yester
day, and was lowered into a grave ten feet
deep. The only persons present were Attor
ney S. P. Rotan, Father McPake, of the
Church of the Annunciation, and an under-
taker. The dead murderer was accorded a j
Christian burial, but the services were brief, j
At the conclusion a layer of cement two feet
thick was piled upon the coffin, and the tomb I
will be a solid wall of rock. These precau
tions were the result of Holmes' last Wishes. I
He feared the dissecting table more than he
did the.grave. Lawyer Rotan has not exam
ined the pepers left by Holmes, but he feels
certain that no will is among them. He will
not look at the papers until after a short va
cation, which he will begin tomorrow.
Police at Milwaukee Expect Serious ;
MILWAUKEE. May B.—The efforts of the
committee of the council to end the street I
railway strike have failed, and tonight the
committee reported Its Inability to end the
trouble, and was discharged. The company j
refused to recognize the union, re-employ
the strikers or grant any concessions. The ;
union stood by Its original demands. In the j
meantime the company has continued to 1m- j
prove its service, and in all 100 cars were In
Operation today. The riotous demonstrations I
by sympathizers of the strikers continue, i
Cars are stoned, rails torn up and wires cut.
About fifteen arrests were made today. The |
situation is growing more critical, and the j
police expect serious trouble tomorrow night j
and on Sunday, when all union men will be j
on the streets. The feeling against the com- j
pany is bitter, and the authorities look for
an attempt to destroy property.
TESTIMONY ALL IN.
Jackson Case Will Go to the Jury on
NEWPORT, Ky., May B.—The end of the
Scott Jackson trial is now near at hand. The
commonwealth announced this morning_ that
it had no more witnesses to offer. Tuesday
has been set for the beginning of the trial of i
Alonzo Walling. In the trial of Jackson flf- j
teen and a half days have been consumed and ,
196 witnesses, in person and by deposition, I
have been examined, not Including recalls. '
The arguments will consume tomorrow and
Monday, on the afternoon of which the case j
will go to the jury. Capt. John Seward, un
[ #er bond for attempting to suborn testimony,
I cannot be found in Newport since early this
'< Honors Won in an Interstnte Orator
WARREN_BURG, Mo., May B.—ln _n"ora
torical contest, in which the normal schools '
ol Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin and
lowa were represented, Harold D. Hughes, !
of Wisconsin, was awarded first honors and ;
a ?50 check tonight. I. J. Bradford, of Kan- \
sas, came in for second place-and received a :
$30 check; Illinois third, lowa fourth and
Missouri last. The decision displeased the
audience, as several of the judges slept
through a greater part of the contest.
SAN FRANCISCO, May B.—There was a
boom n the mining stock market today which
| was fatal to at least three brokers, whose
failures were announced at noon. They are !
Charles P. Harrison, E. L. Atkinson and i
Henry L. Fox. The various amounts In |
which the firms have failed is unknown, but
it will require six figures to designate the
•Will Banquet Judge Nelson.
DULUTH, Minn.-, May B.—Next Tuesday
evening the attorneys of Duluth will give
a reception and banquet to Judge Nelson, of
the federal court, at the Spalding, in honor
of his seventieth birthday. Invitations were
today sent to Judges Caldwell, Thayer and
Sanborn, of the court of appeals, and to
the clerk of the court, and it is expected they
will attend. The St. Paul & Duluth road will j
bring the distinguished jurists in a special
car, leaving St. Paul at 2:15 _>. m. Tuesday.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., May B.—The Preston
Populists have called a county convention to
meet in Preston June 1 for the purpose of se
lecting fourteen delegates to attend the dis
trict convention at Dodge Center. It is ex
pected that Mrs. M. E. Lease will be in Pres
ton on that day and address the convention.
Waseca Has a Plngree.
Special to the Globe.
WASECA, Minn., May B.—Plngree has a
follower in this city in the person of Thomas
Bohen. Bohen is the owner of a considerable
portion of Oak Park addition to this city, and
is offering his vacant lots free to poor people
for gardening purposes. The offer is heartily
approved, and is being accepted by many.
Odd Fellows' Dance.
Special to the Globe.
WASECA, Minn., May B.—A grand ball,
under the auspices of the local lodge of Odd
Fellows, will be given this evening, and ex
tensive preparations have been made by the
order to make it a success. The proceeds
will go toward the building of a three-story
Odd Fellows' temple, which will be erected
Good Showing tor Wheat.
Special to the Globe.
NEW PAYNESVILLE, Minn., May B.—The
wheat in this region Is all in; the acreage
is about the same as last year. The early
sown wheat is up and never looked better.
CLEVELAND, May B.—Two hundred help
ers struck today at the Globe Shipyard. They
want 10 per cent more pay, and struck at
this time because all arrangements have
been made to launch the big steel Rockefeller
steamer. Sir Henry Bessemer, tomorrow.
Racine Man Killed.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May B.—John Little,
better known as "Punch," one of the best
known racing men In the country, died at
midnight from the effects of a fall this even
ing from the third story of the Richelieu
hotel. There Is considerable mystery about
the case, but the general belief is that Little
was suffering from delirium tremens.
Carpenters Will Strike.
DETROIT, Mich., May B.—Six hundred
members of Detroit carpenters' unions to
night decided to strike next Monday for an
eight-hour day. There are upwards of 1,000
union carpenters in the city and it is be
lieved the action will be Indorsed by most of
those not present at the meeting.
\rw President Chosen.
BUENOS ATRES, May B.—Col. Pano has
been elected president of Bolivia, in succes
sion to Senor Mariano Baptlsta, whose term
of four years expires on Aug. 6 of the pres
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DRUIK HEAD TfllAli
PROCEEDINGS IN CUBA ARE BEING
WATCHED CLOSELY AT WASH
IT MAY CAUSE A STRAIN.
UNITED STATES NOT LIKELY TO
ALLOW AMERICANS TO BE
NO SENTENCE AS YET IMPOSED.
The Court Martial of the Competitor
Prisoners Adjourned Without
Fixing Any Penalty.
WASHINGTON, May B.—The proceedings
of the Spanish court martial in the case of
the men captured on the schooner Competitor
are being closely followed here, and there
is ground for belief that unless the matter
is handled with great discretion it may re
sult In straining the present friendly rela
tions between the United States and Spain.
Strong representations have been made to
the state department on the subject, and
the department certainly will not fall to inter
vene in the case If it shall appear that any
Americans under trial are not accorded the
privileges accorded by the rules of civilized
warfare. An Insistence on this point would
oblige the department to refuse to sanction
the execution of the Americans, and, although
It is not believed that there ls a disposition
to carry the case to extremes, there is some
danger that the Spaniards may feel dis
posed to go further than prudei.ee permits
in the effort to discourage American fili
buster parties by harsh treatment of these
men, the first to fall into their hands.
DIUM 111: Vl* TKIAL.
Competitor Prloners Before a
HAVANA, May B.—The trial by court mar
tial of the men captured on board the Amer
ican schooner Competitor, at Key West, by
the Spanish gunboat Mensajera, began in
the court of justice at the navjr yard here
shortly before 8 o'clock this morning. The
first to enter the court room was Alfredo
Laborde, who is classed as the leader of the
filibustering expedition. After Laborde came
Dr. Ellas Bedla, a man named John Milton,
said to be a native of Kansas; William Gil
dea, said to be a British subject, and Theo
doro Mate. The prosecutor opened the pro
ceedings by describing in detail the capture
of the Competitor. Alfredo Laborde was the
first of the prisoners to be examined. La
borde testified that he was thirty-nine years
of age and that he came from New Orleans.
He said -in left Key West with twenty-four
passengers, who, at Cape Sftnle, Obliged him
to put in towards shore and forced him to
take on board arms, ammunition and ex
plosives, saying they would transfer this
material to a steamer, which would meet
them at sea. The vessel, Laborde added,
landed on the coast of Cuba eventually, and
he remained on board the Competitor. He
did not fire- on the Spanish gunboat, al
though the men on shore did so.
All of the other prisoners made statements
to the effect that they were not voluntarily
connected with a filibustering expedition.
Hamilton, when called, said he was going as
a newspaper correspondent to the Insurgent
camp to interview the members of the in
surgent government. He afterwards intended
to return to the United States.
The prosecutor classed all the prisoners as
traitors and as assisting in the insurrection.
The schooner, he said, was a pirate worth
about J4.000, and having on board an in
surgent flag valued at one cent. He denied
that Mata could be considered a friend of
Spain, as he was treated on board the schoon
er in the same manner as the other members
of the expedition.
The prosecution finally read the formal act
of accusal, declaring the prisoners to be fili
busters captured in a state of rebellion
against the Spain government. Therefore, In
the name of the king of Spain, the prose
cutor asked that the death sentence be im
posed on all the prisoners. Admiral Na
varo approved of the death sentence being
imposed. The court martial adjourned for
the day shortly after 12 o'clock without hav
ing arrived at a Judgment on the cases be
OFFICIAL DEATH LIST.
Spain's Estimate of the Casualties
During the Cuban Rebellion.
MADRID, May B.—According to the Span
ish official figures, the Cuban insurgent cas
ualties from the beginning of the insurrection,
Feb. 24, 1895, to Dec. 31, 1895, were: Killed,
26 chiefs, 1,180 men; wounded, 358; prisoners,
4 chiefs, 218 men. During the first four
menths of 189G they are: Killed, 36 chiefs,
3.055 men; wounded, 20 chiefs, 1,061 men; pris
oners, 20 chiefs, 330 men, besides 14 chiefs
and 670 men who came in and surrendered
with their arms. The Spanish official sta
tistics admit that the royal forces have lost
in killed and those who died of wound.; or
disease 3 generals, 29 field officers, 272 of
ficers and 4,892 men up to the end of March,
1596, which does not include the heavy casual
ties in April.
MACEO DRIVKX BACK.
Campaign Against Him Has Taken
an Active Turn.
HAVANA, May B.—The campaign in Pinar
del Rio has taken an active turn. Gen.
Ochando, Capt. Gen. Weyler's chief of staff,
gave orders that Gen. Altamira should be
sent in pursuit of Antonio Maceo. Comply
ing with these instructions, Gen. Altamira
came up with Maceo at the farm of Candeli
ria. The rebels made a firm stand and sus
tained the fire of the troops for five hours
and did not retreat until reinforcements
joined Gen. Altamira. Still they stubbornly
resisted. The march was in a series of
skirmishes from position to position. The
official report says that the troops had seven
killed, and Capt. Manuel Herrera, two lieu
tenants and twenty-two soldiers wounded.
She Was Not Captured hy a Spanish
PHILADELPHIA. May 9.—Word was re
ceived here today that the st"am->r Bermuda,
over which there has been considerable anx
iety, because of the report that she had
been chased by a Spanish man-of-war, had
reached Trujillo and cleared for Puerto Cor
tez. Nothing is said as to the landing of
any arms and ammunition in Cuba.
GOES TO HOLLAND.
Venezuelan Commission Will Invea
tigate Uuicli Records.
WASHINGTON, May B.—Prof. George L.
Burr, holding the chair of history at Cornell
university, who has been working in Wash
ington under the direction of the Venezuelan
boundary commission for the past two
months as special historical expert, sails to
morrow from New York for Holland, for the
purpose of making an examination of the
Dutch records bearing on the boundary con
troversy. Tbe special reason why the com-
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amined Is that reference is made to them in
a general way in the British Blue
without specifically designating the partic
lar documents upon which the statements of
the blue book rest. It is, therefore, deemed
imj-ortant to see the original documents.
With respect to the Spanish an hives no
definite action as yet has been taken, as they
stand on a somewhat different basis. The*
Hue book gives extracts from them specify
ing the volumes from which they are taken.
The Venezuelan government also is having
prepared translations of a large number of
certified copies of documents from thc_e
archives, and not until these documents ha»»
been presented to the commission and it
has had an opportunity to examine them will
it be possible to say what course the com
mission will pursue with respect to their ver_»
flcatlon and further examination.
AFFAIRS OF THE CHI'HCH.
Conference at Cleveland Is No-r
Ready to Discuss Them.
CLEVELAND, 0.. May B.—The Methodist
ger.eral conference has now been well started
in the consideration of the mass of lmpor.
tant business which is before It. The ex
citement over the woman delegate question
having passed, the general current of in
terest on other matters is becoming mere ap
parent. The lay delegates are showing their
purpose to make the conduct of church af
fairs more democratic. That Issue was rais
ed today In one form In committee and will
doubtless be the cause of more than one
hot debate on the floor of the conference.
The general committee are In session every;
afternoon, and today was begun the considera
tion of the proposition to Increase the nutn
! her of blshoos. The colored Methodists
I want a bishop of their own and so doea
j China. It is proposed also to lighten the
I labors of the four older bishops who were ap»
! pointed In I^7l'.
The woman question hopped up again early
in the day like Banquo's ghost and caused
a great deal of trouble, both to delegates and
to Bishop Hurst, who presided. Morris
Sharp, of Ohio, presented a resolution in ex
cuse the women delegates, In that they hava
relinquished their seats, and that their ex
penses be paid to the date of their with.
drawal. The resolution also called in their
malt- reserves. Dr. Neeley, of Philadelphia,
presented a substitute, in which the womsa
were invited to remain as honored guests <>f
the conference, and their expenses ordered
paid. Dr. Cranston rose and asked lor a
ruling by the chair as to the present s-ann
of women in the conference. Bishop Hurst
decided it was not a point of order, but waa
a matter of Interpretation for the bodj I
ruled that Dr. Neeley had the floor. Thera
was much confusion and perhaps the storm
iest session of the conference. Tha chair <!e.
clined to entertain an appeal, but was finally
forced to do so. The derision was sustained
and then both motions were withdrawn. The
rest of the business of the session waa
The committee on constitution is coi !
cring a proposed n_w article i_f the constitu
tion relating to lay delegates, the general
Intention being to make :t sufficiently I
to iiu-et the wishes of the general •
ence regarding the admission of women. I'- v.
Dr. Moore said tonight the four women dele
gates have decided not to resume their
in the conference, though they arc pr.ib_j.l_ly
entitled to them. He and the other advocates
of women delegates feel that they ban .n.t'le
a Jong stride toward their got] in securing
the vote in favor of the constitutional amend
Among the meetings of the standing roni
n.luces this afternoon, that of the committee
on episcopacy was probably the most im
portant. India protested against the pro
posed retirement of Bishop Tholmrn and tha
placing of a regular bishop in his stead. On
the other hand, China and Japan Baked for
permanent resident bishops, With full episco
pal authority. The committee will not makf.
any recommendation until it receives from
the blr.hops their view of the advisability of
Increasing their number.
Tho committee on temporal economy de
cided to submit to the conference a proposi
tion curfailing the power 3of ministers,
which will probably be opposed by the latter.
It is to the effect that hereafter congrega
tions, and not ministers, shall choose local
naiitlsts in SenMlon.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., May B.—The South
ern Baptist convention was called to oril-r at
the First Baptish church by President Jon
athan Haralson, of Selma, Ala. The roll call
showed 761 delegates present. Judge Haralson
and Secretaries M .Andrews, of Augusta, Ga.,
and E. F. Gregory, of Baltimore, were re
elected. At the session this afternoon tho
reports of home and foreign missionary
boards were submitted. Tonight the conven
tion sermon was preached by Rev. C. 11,
Stakely, of Washington, D. C.
Rev. A. J. Diaz, the Cuban missionary,
recently under arrest in Havana, deliver* d
an address in which he predicted the ulti
mate freedom of Cuba. He was frequently
applauded. He thanked Americans for the
interest they took in him wl lie he was in
jail, and expressed the opinion, but for then
he would never have been liberated.
WILMINGTON, N. 11., May B.—TU. Rev.
Abraham Grant presided at the fifth day's
session of the general conference of the
African Methodist Episcopal church. Tha
day was spent in hearing reports of gi • I
officers. The Episcopal committee was in
structed to report Tuesday mornini. at 11
o'cUx k as to the number of bishops to be
elected, and an election will be beld a
next Thursday. Rev. A. J. Kershaw, of tha
Florida annual conference, preached tonight.
The lay delegates have met and organized
for the purpose of demanding representnUotg
in the distribution of officers.
Pugilistic Youth I n.1.-r Bonds.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, .Minn.. May S.— The case against.
Officer Har.tadt, of Harmony, charged witb
illegal clubbing, has been dlsmii 1. Y<*.ung
men who participated in the altercations
were placed under a heavy bond for two
years. Nearly a hundred Harmony citizens
went to Canton to hear the trial.
Five Mitchell Futalltles.
Special to the Globe.
MITCHELL, S. D.. May B.—John Morris, a
bn.keman, was probably fatally injured this
evening in the yards of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railway, in this city, while
switching, by being squeezed between a box
car ar>d a switch.
Hans Johnson, a farmer living near Al
pena, was killed by lightning in last night's
storm while rounding up cattle.
»w Officers Chosen.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. May B.—A prt
i vate telegram from New York announces tho
election by the directors of the West Su; • rtas.
; Land and River Improvement company with
j the following officers: President. Warner Van
j Ncrden; secretary, W. BL Stevenson; execu
tive committee. H. F. Deforest. S. B. Kilnor,
li. wland Davis. William Greenbaugh. The
i company ls to be reorganized and a progress*
i lye policy will be pursued.
Duluth Steamer Arrives.
DULI'TH, Minn., May B.—The uteamer City
of Bangor, one of thn largest on the likes,
arrived from Bay City today, on her maiden
trip, and i.reived a magnificent salute. Sho
will load grain. For the twenty-four hours
ending at 8 o'clock last night forty-three
vtssels arrived here and at Superior, the lot
being worth about 18,000,000, and of a capacity.
for taking UO.oOO tons of freight.