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THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE]
VOL. XIX.—NO. 135.
BULLETIN OF
VHrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
THURSDAY, MAY 14.
Weather for Today-
Warmer and Cloudy.
PAGE 1.
Hilver and Harbor Bill Passed.
Kruger Commutes Sentences.
Lively Among Red Lake Sooners.
Cloudbursts and Washouts.
PAGE 2.
Small Salary Cut for Teachers.
Decorations for Soldiers' Graves.
PAGE 3.
Hewn of Minneapolis.
Athletic Park Sold.
Methodists Elect Bishops Next.
PAGE 4.
Editorial.
Schubert Club's AnnnnL
Social Events of a Day.
Trunk Line Decision Displeasing.
PAGE 5.
Tigers Converted by the Apostles.
Eastern Clubs All Lose.
Results in the National.
State Fair Races.
PAGE O.
Bar Silver, 02 l-4c.
Cash Wheat In Chicago, 07 .1-lc.
Stocks Firmer in Tone.
PAGE 7.
Globe's Popular Wunts.
PAGE 8.
State Has First Lien on Banks.
News of the Courts.
Compensation for Election Officials.
EVENTS TODAY.
Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 8.15.
Grand—Perry, the Hypnotist, 8.15.
Aurora Park—Base Ball, 4.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, May 13.—Arrived: Dresden,
Bremen; Teutonic, Liverpool; Havel, Bre
men.
LIVERPOOL—Arrived, Mongolian, Montre
al; Vancouver, Montreal; Majestic, New
York.
BOSTON—Sailed: Peruvian, Glasgow.
SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Spree, New
York for Bremen; New York, New York.
ROTTERDAM—Arrived: Maasdam, New
York.
COPENHAGEN—Arrived: Thingvalla, New
York.
GREENOCK — Sailed: Assyrian, Philadel
phia.
GLASGOW—Arrived: Ethiopia, New York.
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The one honorable thing open to
Spain is to make an assignment.
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The census of 1890 will be completed
About the time the world's fair medals
Are awarded.
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Well, Mr. Tom Carter, aren't you ro
lng to be honest, and get out of the
Republican party?
Tne busiest bumblebee ln the whole
Delaware outfit ls J. Edward Addicks,
much to the disgust of Senator Hig
glns.
A New York man has invented a
bicycle lawn mower. This fellow is
evidently trying to make the bicycle
unpopular.
That new party is going to be a good
thing—for the militia to watch. When
Teller and Bland and Tillman get into
an argument, something is bound to
break.
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Tom Piatt and Matt Quay are smil
ing again. Chauncey I. Filley, a man
after their own heart, has been named
as a delegate to the Republican con
vention.
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Yesterday was the 13th of the month.
The Detroit team might have known
that It would never be able to win
its thirteenth consecutive victory on
that day.
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The luck of the men who want
choice parcels of Red Lake reservation
lands is not of the best. They have
had to stand in a drizzling rain for
two days.
Omaha is in a position to accept the
condolences of the other forty-four
states. It is going to listen to a joint
debate between Edward Rosewater
and W. J. Bryan.
The Allison managers have ordered
2,000 cots at St. Louis. That is accord
ing to the eternal fitness of things, as
the Allison men will not do much ex
cept sleep at St. Louis.
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It ought not to be necessary for
William Henry Eustis, "whose back
bone is a ridge of Rocky mountains,"
to form any combination to be named
as governor of Minnesota.
The A. P. A. is having a Kilkenny
cat time at Washington. The advis
ory board blacklisted McKinley, but a
large number of the delegates persist
in wearing McKinley buttons.
An Elgin, 111., man has discovered a
wonderful consumption .cure. The un
dertakers of Elgin will, however, re
main in business until they are sure
the cure is what Is claimed for it.
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The giris are buying parasols to
match their shirt waists. This means
the purchase of a large number of
Darasols of different hues, or a large
number of shirt waists exactly alike.
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Chicago babies will not be permitted
to ride bicycles until able to trundle
the wheels themselves. The Chicago
humane society will prosecute peo
ple who strap babies in front of them
on bicycles.
American manufacturers are in the
slough of despond again. The Nu
bians have taught the rhinoceros to
plough with his long horns, and there
is no longer any demand for American
machinery in Nubia.
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Now that the girls have so generally
taken to bioycle riding in abbreviated
gowns, they are wearing the old-style
garters in yellow and other striking
colors. A pretty band around a shape
ly limb is not the most unsightly thing
in the wcrld.
The base ball magnates are shaving
off their noses to spite their faces.
Mr. Freedman refused to sign Rusie
because of some fancied injury, < and
now Mr. Yon der Ahe has laid off
Breltenstein. The magnates suffer
*>aore than the playera.
GAHRIES $76,000,000
THE LARGEST HARBOR BILL I\
HISTORY PASSED BY THE
SENATE.
$12,200,000 OF IT DIRECT.
TOTAL MADE UP BY CONTRACTS
AUTHORIZED UNDER CONTIN
UOUS SYSTEM.
GORMAN AMENDMENT DEFEATED.
No Limit on the Secretary of War as
to Annual Total of Con
traocts.
WASHINGTON, May 13—The river and har
bor appropriation bill was passed by the
senate today after an unusually stormy ex
perience lasting many days. As finally passed
the bill makes direct appropriations of $12,
--200,000, and authorizes continuing contracts
of $64,000,000, an aggregate of about $76,000,000.
During the debate today the statement was
made that this was the largest aggregate
for a river and harbor bill in the history of
the government. Mr. Gorman sought to secure
an amendment to the bill limiting the con
tract expenditures to $10,000,000 annually, but
the amendment was tabled, yeas 40, nays 23.'
Mr. Frye, chairman of the commerce com
mittee, closed the debate on the bill show
ing the remarkable development of American
commerce, and the consequent decrease in
freight rates. On the final passage of the bill
nine senators voted in the negative, a num
ber of house bills on the calendar were passed
during the day, including the bill requiring
one year's residence in any territory as requi
site for a divorce.
In accordance with the unanimous agree
ment tho senate will, tomorrow, take up the
resolution giving Mr. Dupont a seat as senator
from Delaware. It now looks, however, as
though no vote on the case will be reached,
and that a motion to postpone until the next
session will be made and will prevail. It is
understood that the necessary Populist votes
can be obtained for this purpose if the Re
publicans so desire, while these votes can
not be controlled for the resolution.
The river and harbor bill was taken up
as soon as the senate convened today. The
pending question was Mr. Gorman's amend
ment directing the secretary of war to so
apportion contract appropriations that not
more than ten millions be expended on con
tracts in any one year. Mr. Vest opposed
the Gorman amendment, declaring that it
would permit the secretary of war to nullify
the river and harbor bill, and to substitute
his opinion in lieu of that of congress. He
did not believe there could be a partisan ln
the chamber who would give such autocratic
power to a cabinet officer. He had never
known a secretary of war to whom he would
extend such vast power. While he was a
Demorcat and knew the expenditures would
be made by Democratic officials up to March
3 next, yet that was not a factor to consider,
as he opposed any such abdication of power
by congress and its transfer to any official.
Vest moved to table the Gorman proposi
tion and all amendments which motion pre
vailed, yeas, 40; nays, 23.
The bill was then put on its passage.
Mr. Smith (Dem., N. J.) demanded the yeas
and nays. On the roll call the bill was
passed—yeas 57, nays 9. Those who voted
in the negative were: Bate (Term.), Chilton
(Texas), Harris (Term.). Hill (N. V.), Smith
(N. J.), and Vilas (Wis.), Democrats; Brown
(Utah), Republican; and Allen (Neb.), and
Kyle (S. D.), Populists. The chair named
Senators Frye, Quay and Vest as conferees
on the river and harbor bill.
Mr. Allen sought to amend the bill re
lating to practice In the courts of the In
dian Writory so as to apply the punish
ment for contempt to all United States
courts except the supreme court, and made
a speech in support of the amendment. He
characterized the abuse of the right of in
junction as a form of slavery. This effort
by Mr. Allen brought out a statement from
him that he would seek to take up the reg
ular bill providing for contempt of court
immediately after the disposal of the reso
lution for the election of senators by the
people. Mr. Mitchell said ln turn he would
make an effort to secure consideration of the
latter after the passage of all appropriation
bills except the general deficiency.
HE HOLDS HIS SEAT.
House Republicans Unable to Dis
place Mr. Downing, an Illinois
Member.
WASHINGTON, May 13.—The house, after
one of the hardest-fought parliamentary bat
tles of the session, at 9 o'clock tonight re
committed the contested election case of
Reinaker against Downing, from the Six
teenth Illinois district, to the committee on
elections, with instructions to recount the
ballots in dispute. The vote stood 139 to 35,
divided as follows: Ayes 139, Republicans 69,
Democrats and Populists 70; noes, Republic
ans 35. The case was debated yesterday and
today until shortly after 5 o'clock. The sup
porters of the majority report to unseat
Downing (Dem.) and seat the contestant real
ized that the dissatisfaction on their side was
so strong that the minority report would
probably be adopted, and they inaugurated a
sjstematic filibuster to gain time to rally
their forces. The first test of strength on a
motion to adjourn, 96 to 139, confirmed their
suspicions, but they fought valiantly to the
end, and went down in the last ditch after
staving off final action for four hours. The
speaker gave them considerable leeway at the
beginning of the fight, but toward the end he
declined to tolerate dilatory tactics. As a
last recort many of the supporters of the ma
jority report refused to vote, but the speaker
counted them, and the Democrats and dis
secting Republicans scored their victory.
AN EARLY' ADJOURNMENT.
The Senate Steering Committee Is
Anxious to Get Through.
WASHINGTON, May 13.—The Republican
steering committee of the senate held a brief
meeting today for the purpose of considering
the order of business, outside of appropria
tion bills, in the senate, for the remainder of
the session, but without reaching a definite
conclusion adjourned until next Saturday.
The various bills pressing for action were
considered, and the committee decided ten
tatively to recommend that place be given
to several, among them the bills restricting
immigration, providing for the payment, of
5 per cent of the proceeds of the sale of public
lands to the states and regarding the tax
on fruit brandies. It was also practically
decided to allow the bill repealing the exist
ing law in regard to alcohol in the arts to be
considered. The committee was generally
of the opinion that the Pacific railroad fund
ing and bankruptcy bills could not be passed
in view of the desire for early adjournment.
MRS. FREMONT'S RIGHTS.
Cuse Before Congress That Involves
Interesting History.
WASHINGTON, May. 13.—Edwin A. Jag
gard, of St. Paul, was before the house com
mittee on claims today, and submitted an
argument and brief, involving a bit of history.
He represents Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont,
the daughter of Col. Thomas Benton and the
wife of Gen. John C. Fremont. In 1863 Jessie
Benton Fremont was in possession of a pari
of what is now known as Black point, or
Point San Jose, in the harbor of San Fran- i
THURSDAY MORNH>3G, MAY 14. 1896.
Cisco, Cal. Mrs. Fremont held title to this
land by virtue of a deed from the city of
Sar, Francisco. The land was substantially
improved as a pleasure resort. On Oct. 10,
ISC3, the United States forces took possession
of the tract for military purposes. The land
*as seized without any process of law, and
.-. ithout any condemnation proceedings, and
no payment was ever made to the owner.
The portion owned by Mrs. Fremont has re
mained In possession of the government since
the day It was entered upon. The other por
tions of Black Point island have been re
sided to the original owners or their heirs.
Mrs. Fremont has long been endeavoring to
secure her rights in this matter. The Fifty
second congress made an exhaustive report,
submitted by Senator Manderson. An act
was passed submitting the claim to the court
of claims. It went to that tribunal, but the
attorney general of the United States moved
a dismissal on the ground that the court had
no jurisdiction. It was argued that the act
Involved the final submission of the case to
the supreme court of the United States. On
this and other points the case was dismissed.
The bill now pending is to meet the objec
tion raised by the government, and will per
mit of a final adjudication by the court of
claims. The fact that Mrs. Fremont is the
daughter of the great Democratic leader ol
half a century ago, and the wife ef Gen.
John C. Fremont, who wm the first Repub
lican candidate for president of the United
States, makes the case an interesting one.
Mrs. Fremont is still living ln 9an Francisco,
with the Third Infantry. Mr. Jaggard ls con
with the Third nifantry. Mr. Jaggard is con
fident that the bill will pass this session.
Place for Tursney.
WASHINGTON, May 13—The president to
! day sent to the senate the nomination of John
; C. Tarsney, of Missouri, to be associate jus
tice of the supreme court of the territory of
Oklahoma. Mr. Tarsney is a well known ex
ec ngressman, and comes from Kansas City.
He had a seat in the present congress, but it
was contested and he was unseated.
Wiley a Postmaster,
WASHINGTON, May 18.—James Wiley, of
Markville, Hennepin county, is appointed
i po-Umaster today, vice James E. Stangeland,
j removed.
SPANISH EXCITEMENT.
It Its Quieting; Down as the Situation
I» Understood.
NEW YORK, May 13.—A dispatch to the
Wcrld from Madrid says: There has been
intense anxiety in political and military and
even ln financial circles over the effect of
the decision of the government to remit the
cases of the convicted Americans found upon
the Competitor to the supreme court of naval
and military appeals in Madrid, with a view
; to quashing the sentences passed by the court
martial. By this act the government clearly
admits that all American, subjects are enti
tled to trial before courts of ordinary jurisdic
tion under the treaty of 1789 and the treaty
of 1877 between Spain and the United States,
which the government concedes to be appli
cable to the case of the Competitor, The
ministerial press has so clearly exposed this
novel aspect of the affair and has so plainly
enlarged upon the friendly way ln which the
American government simply insisted upon
the -execution of the treaties without challeng
ing the right of Spain to chastise foreign of
fenders by her ordinary courts of justice, that
the excitement has slightly subsided, despite
the efforts of the jingo press. The result
of the decision of the Spanish government is
to postpone a fresh trial of the Competitor
crew several months.
FILIBUSTERS ARRAIGNED.
Pleas of Not Guilty Entered and Bail
Fixed.
-NEW YORK, May 13.—John D. Hart, Capt.
John O'Brien, Mate Edward Murphy and Col.
Emilio Nunez, who were recently arrested ln
Philadelphia for violating the neutrality act
ln connection with the first trip of the steam
ship Bermuda to Cuba, appeared before Judge
Benedict, ln the criminal part of the United
States circuit court, today. Since their arrest
the prisoners have been indicted. Pleas of
not guilty were entered for each of the de
| fendants. Judge Benedict fixed bail in each
of the cases at $2,500. The alleged filibusters
will not be brought to trial, it is believed,
until the United States supreme court decides
the appeal in the Horsa case, which is to be
argued at Washington next Monday. The
prosecution of John D. Hart for the Laurada's
first expedition having been abandoned, Unit
ed States Commissioner Shields today dis
missed the bail, which was $1,500.
Weyler Extends the Time.
HAVANA, May 13.—Capt. Gen. Weyler has
prolonged indefinitely the period given to the
insurgents In which to surrender and obtain
pardon for their offenses.
HelHgereney Question Considered.
WASHINGTON, May 13.—The greater part
of the meeting of the senate committee on
foreign relations was devoted today to con
sideration of Senator Morgan's joint resolu
tion recognizing the belligerency of the Cu
bans, but action was postponed until the next
meeting.
"IBSJSSW
BEHIND LOCKED DOORS.
Supreme Council of the A. P. A. in
Session.
WASHINGTON, May 13.—The supreme
council of the American Protective association
began Its routine business today, behind
closed doors. It has been decided to hold only
one session a day, and to devote the after
noon to committee work. Today's session
was consumed in the reading of reports by
the officers. President Traynor read his an
nual address, and the reports of Supreme
Secretary C. T. Beattie, of Chicago, and
Supreme Treasurer C. C. Campbell, of Min
neapolis, were also read.' Each report was
referred to a special committee, and no publi
city will be given their contents until com
mittees have passed upon them and decided
what parts should be kept secret. An effort
was made by newspaper men, who are dele
gates, to secure admission to the meetings
for members of the press, but the motion
was lost.
The president's message consumed one
and three-fourths hours in its reading. The
secretary's report showed a great growth
of the order during the past year. It stated
that 963 charters for new councils have been
issued; that the voting strength of the order
has been doubled, and that the order is now
planted in every state and territory. Sev
eral resolutions were introduced relating to
measures before congress. Among them were
resolutions calling for more stringent immi
gration laws; for complete separation of
church and state, and for the removal of
the statue of Father Marquette from the
capitol.
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MCKINLEY WAGON.
West Virginia Republicans Anxious
to Climb In.
CLRAKSBURG, W. Va., May 13.—The Re
publican state convention, which will meet
"here tomorrow to elect delegates to the St-
Louis convention, will be one of the largest
Republican gatherings that ever assembled
in West Virginia. Every train brings ad
ditions to the throngs that swarm the ho
tels and boarding houses. The First dis
trict convention, which met here today,
having set the pace, there is now little
doubt that the state convention will instruct
for McKinley. There are McKinley leaders
who have advised against this, as it will
violate the policy of the Republicans of
West Virginia, as heretofore pursued, and
because they deem unnecessary to instruct.
But McKinley enthusiasm is so strong that
it would sweep the convention, and these
gentlemen will be forced to acquiesce.
The platform will declare for McKinley.
protection, reciprocity and sound money. It
will also in strong terms declare for Senator
Elkins' bill for a discriminating duty on al!
foreign goods imported in other than Ameri
can vessels. The four delegates at large to
be elected will probably be O. W. O. Hani
man, Eugene Dana, A. B. White and F. M.
Reynolds,
FIVE YEARTERiMS
SENTENCES OF REFORMERS RE
DUCED TO THssfT LENGTH OF
IMPRISONMENT.
MERCY SHOWN BY KRUGER.
JOHN HAMMOND AMONG THOSE
WHOSE SENTENCES HAVE
BEEN DECIDED.
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I ONE-YEAR TERMS FOR OTHERS.
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Fines and Banisbment Imposed on
! the Lesser Lights of the Con
' xplraoy Remitted.
I BERLIN, May 13.—A private telegtam has
been received here which asserts that the
sentences of Col. Francis Rhodes, Lionel
Phillips. J. H. Hammond and Gedrge Farrar,
the four members of the Johanesburg reform
committee condemned to death, and whose
sentences were afterwards commuted, have
been fixed at imprisonment for five years.
The sentences of the fifty-nine other mem
! bars of the reform committee, which were
fixed by the court at two years imprisonment
and a line of £2,000 followed by three years'
; banishment, have been commuted to one
year's imprisonment.
SENTENCES SUSPENDED.
1 Nearly AH of the Pretoria Prisoners
Released.
LONDON May 12-— U was reported this
afternoon that the Pretoria reform prisoners,
with the exception of the five leaders, have
been released, subject to three years' police
supervision. These prisoners were fifty-nine
ln number, and each of them was sentenced
' to two years' Imprisonment, with £2,000 ($lO,
--' 00C) fine, or, failing payment, one year's ad
ditional imprisonment, and three years' ban
: inhment after the expiration of the term of
imprisonment.
Mission Was Looted.
SHANGHAI, May 13. — Anti-missionary
riots broke out at Kin-Yin yesterday. The
British mission was looted and burned. The
missionaries escaped.
FATAL RACK TROUBLE.
Two Men Killed and Several Wound
ed in Florida.
BRAIDENTOWN, Fla., May 13—Jack Trice,
a negro, fought 5 white men yesterday.killing
James Hughes and Edward Sanchez, fatally
wounding Henry Daniels and dangerously
wounding Alfred Buffum. The battle occurred
near the negro's home ftf Palmetto, six miles
from here, and hei fought to prevent his
fourteen-year-old son being regulated by the
whites. Monday afternoon Trice's' son and
the son of Town Marshal Hughes, of Pal
metto, fought, tke white boy being badly
beaten. Marshal Hughes was greatly enraged
and yesterday morning he and fourteen other
white men went to Trice's to regulate the
negro's little boy. The whites demanded that
the boy be sent out Trice refused, and the
whites began firing. Trice returned the Are,
his first bullet killing Jilarshal Hughes. Ed
ward Sanchez tried to* "tftlrii the "hotts*, "btit
was shot through the brain by Trice, Then
the whites tried to batter in the door with
a log, which resulted in Henry Daniels get
ting a bullet "in the stomach, which will kill
him. The regulators then ran, a final bullet
from Trice's weapon striking Alfred Buffum
in the back. The whites secured re-enforce
ments and returned to Trice's home at sun
rise, vowing to burn father and son at the
stake, but their intended victim had fled, only
Trace's old mother being In the house. The
old woman was driven out, and the house
burned. A posse with bloodhounds are chas
ing Trice and the boy, and they will be
lynched, if caught.-
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KERENS' FACTION ROUTED.
Everything: "Went Filleyfs Way in
the Missouri Convention.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 13.—Not until 4:30
this morning did the Republican state con
vention adjourn, after resolving in favor of
McKinley, in favor of sound money and elect
ing four delegates to the national convention.
The convention was in some respects the
noisiest and most troublesome ever held in
the state, but at its close, Chauncey I. Filley,
of St. Louis, still held the reins. The dele
gates at large are: Chauncey I. Filley, of
St. Louis; ex-Congressman E. G. Nledrlng
haus, of St. Louis; Maj. William Werner, of
Kansas City, and J. H. Bothwell, of Sedalia.
The convention re-elected Filley as chairman
of the state central committee.
The downfall of Kerens and his followers
is complete. Kerens was voted for as na
tional delegate at large after Bittlnger, of
St. Joseph, had withdrawn In his favor, but
was defeated. The only rift in the clouds
was the election of Maj. Werner, who has
been classed as a follower of Kerens, but
who, ln seconding the nomination of Filley,
showed that he was being taken ln by the
boss.
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BABIES ON BICYCLES.
Illinois Humane Society Will Pre
vent a Common Practice.
CHICAGO, May 13.—The fond father, the
admiring uncle and doting big brother, who
have been ln the habit of strapping baby into
a basket or other contrivance, and giving the
youngster a ride o*n the bicycle, must forego
that sort of amusement, or Incur the liability
of prosecution. Such is the edict of the Illi
nois Humane society. The officers of the
society have been giving the matter serious
investigation. The brunt of a shock when a
collision occurs ls only one of the least ob
jections raised. Medical experts, they say,
are convinced that the rapid and unnatural
motlpn affects the child's brain. The of
ficial protectors of the children propose to
invoke the aid of the law.

MILWAUKEE STRIKE OVER.
Company Is Now Operating All of Its
Lines.
MILWAUKEE, May 13.-rThe street railway
strike is practically over. The company Is
today operating 155 cars, two more than the
usual number, and traffic is maintained with
out interruption on all of the lines. Thirty
experienced men came from Cleveland today
and the same number from Buffalo. The lat
ter were in uniform. Tbe company states
that it now has nearly enough men to operarte
its lines regularly. Defections have to be
figured on, however. The strikers cut the
trolley wires on North avenue this morning
and the police made eight arrests for the act,
including a number of the grievance commit
tee of the strikers.'
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OKLAHOMA CYCLONE.
Rumor- Says That Several Persons
Were Killed.
PERRY, Okla., May 13.—Last night Okla
homa was visited by*a cyclone. At Marshall,
twenty-five miles southwest of here, Mrs.
Jones was fatally injured. Ten miles west of
Stillwater the cyclone razed a dozen houses
in one communityi and hurt several people
badly,'but not fatally. Rumors are that sev
eral persons were* killed near Dawson and
Jennings, twenty miles east of Stillwater, but
the reports cannot be verified.
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Stock Exchange Man Dead.
NEW YORK, May 13.—C. Knight, chairman
of the Philadelphia stock exchange for the
last ten years, is dead.
SETTLERS ItlflE DP
SEVENTY-TWO HOURS OF TEDIOUS
WAIT BEFORE THEIR HOPES
\\ ILL BE REALIZED.
RUSH FOR RED LAKE LANDS.
IT BEGINS TO MATERIALIZE BY A
SIEGE OF THE CROOKSTON
LAND OFFICE.
WEST SUPERIOR MILLS CLOSE.
Millers Refuse to Grant the De
manda of the Strikers—News of
the Northwest.
Special to the Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—The Red
Lake reservation opening is the all absorbing
tcplc of interest in this city today, and will
continue to be during the remainder of this
month. The local land officers are prepared
to handle the business with the greatest pos
sible degree of dispatch. Next Friday morn
ing will see the greatest rush of land claim
ants that has ever occurred in Northern Min
nesota. Yesterday the sooners began forming
in line, with the long wait of seventy-two
hours before them. A scheme was put up by
a number of men, who have followed the his
tory of such cases, and have been present at
every opening of public tend of any im
portance during late years, with the intention
of controlling the choicest positions in the
line, and selling chances therein to those
whose desire to secure a valuable claim
would be measured by their liberality ln pay
ing for the accommodation. Their scheme
was thwarted by General Land Office Inspec
tor O. W. Andrews, who had met them on
foimor occasions, such as the present. He
informed the honest element among those
who stood ln line that the scheme of number
ing, which the Oklahoma boomers present
had inaugurated, would not be recognized by
the government officials. This dampened their
ardor somewhat and materially reduced the
number ln the line. Several hundred are
hanging about the corridors and doorways of
buildings in tho vicinity of the land office,
with patience written all over their counten
ance, and the number was today increased,
and will be materially added to tomorrow by
those who will take advantage of the excursion
rates on the different railroads leading to
Crookston. Of course, such a crowd always
brings with it an accompaniment of thieves,
gamblers, thugs, and the tough element gen
erally, but they are being carefully watched
by an efficient police force, which has been
added to for the occasion. During the next
two weeks the Crookston land office will do
more business, perhaps, than the combined
force of all the other land offices combined.
Today has been a repetition of yesterday,
only the features are all exaggerated. The
crowd augments hourly, and the anxiety is
increasing. The line of weary waiters is
extending and the coming thirty-six hours
will be a trying one to the would-be settlers
The sooners, who have formed in line, are
becoming more numerous. They will fight
ln a minute U any om should attempt to
crowd -one of them out. The chances are
that the filings offered by the waiting claim
ants on the first day will be greater than can
be recorded during the first two or three
days. There will probably be 1,500 filings
during the first four days, and one man will
be kept exceedingly busy In receiving 200
per day. But one man can receive the filings
as the accuracy of the work would be im
paired under other circumstances. The streets
present an animated appearance. Knots are
gathered here and there discussing the ad
vantages of tho location. Every train adds
to the number, and the roads leading to this
city from the South and West, are filled with
a procession of settlers who seek to avail
themselves of a cheap farm.
STRIKE CLOSED THE MILLS.
West Superior Millers Refuse to
Grant Demands of Their Jijen.
Special to the Globe.
SUPERIOR, Wis., May 13.-About 150 nail
ers and packers, employed in the flour mills
of Superior, struck this morning for more
pay, and, as a result, all of the seven mills
are closed down. The men have been re
ceiving from $1 to $1.75 per day, and ask for
the restoration of the scale of wages which
was ln effect last year. This would give them
an Increase of 25 cents a day all along the
line. Four of the mills were in operation
when the strike was inaugurated, the List
man, Anchor, Daisy and Barclay, but the
intention of the managers was to shut down
in a few days, owing to the poor demand for
flour. All of the mill managers were waited
on by a committee of the strikers and request
ed to grant the raise. They informed the
men that it was utterly impossible at the
present time to consider any proposition for
a raise of wages; that the mills would have
to remain idle as long as the men refused to
work under the present scale of wages. They
contended that there is no margin on flour
now at the present time, that the market is
practically dead with poor prospects for a
revival in the near future, and under these
conditions they profess to feel Indifferent
concerning the matter of operation, claiming
that it would make very little difference to
them whether the mills remained idle all
summer or not. The strikers, however, aro
inclined to believe this to be a bluff. They
claim that the present wages are extremely
low, as compared with those received by the
nailers and packers of Minneapolis, and think
the Superior millers could well afford to
grant the slight increase asked for. The
strike has been talked of since the opening
of navigation, and was not unexpected by the
mill managers.
MACCABEES AT SIOUX FALLS.
Local Members Extend Hospitalities
to "Visitors.
Special to the Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 18—Today there
was a grand celebration of the Knights of
i the Maccabees. About a hundred delegates
! arc present from lowa, South Dakota and
Minnesota, and they are making the city
their own. Tbe occasion for this meeting ls
the presence here of Supreme Commander D.
P. Markey, of Port Huron, Mich., and Gen
eral Supreme Deputy George H. Terpeny, of
New Castle, Ind., who came here in their
private car to hold a school of Instruction ln
! the new ritual, which was adopted at the
I last grand encampment. This will occupy
nearly twenty-four hours. A large number of
new candidates were initiated. The local tent
has given the visitors a royal welcome, and
will conclude the festivities with a grand
banquet tonight, j.
Loan Company Wants to Quit.
Special to the Globe.
ABERDEEN, S. D., May 13.—Secretary
Easton, of the Building and Loan Association
of Dakota, has called a special meeting of
the stockholders for June 11. for the purpose
of considering the proposition of going into
voluntary liquidation, or applying to the
courts, on the part of the stockholders, for
the appointment of a receiver to wind up Its
affairs. The organization had a prosperous
existence until the past year, or so, of
general hard times. It maintains branch of
fices in Lincoln. Neb., and Dallas, Tex., and
was once represented in Philadelphia and
Pittsburg.
Is It Abandoned?
, RAPID CITY, S. D., May 13.-The people of
PRICE TWO CENTS—) mgggjfiS,
the Black Hills are wondering whether the
proposed railroad between the Twin Cities and
the Hills, about which an interstate conven
tion was held and considerable talk Indulged
in last fall, was a dream or a seriously-con.
sidercd proposition. This section never en
joyed brighter prospects than at present.
Activity in the mines continues with a con
stant increase in the output of ores. Busi
ness in all lines is good and shows a steady
growth. Why the business men of Minne
apolis and St. Paul make no effort to secure
this trade territory by direct railroad con
nection is a problem.
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR.
Grand Chapter in Eighteenth An
nual Seimion at Dnluth.
DULUTH, Minn., May 13.—The Grand
chapter of Minnesota, Order of the Eastern
Star, opened its eighteenth annual session in i
Masonic temple this morning, with a large '
attendance, the gathering numbering over 300 j
delegates. The grand matron's address was >
practical and to the point, showing the order's '
progress. Mrs. Johnson made half a dozen '
recommendations.
The grand patron's address was interest
ing, but conventional. Mrs. Brown, grand
secretary, approximated the total membership
at 5,500, or an Increase of 1,000 for the year.
Nineteen new chapters have been added since
the last meeting, making 111 In all, and six !
. petitions for new chapters are being consid- ,
j ered. The grand treasurer, Mrs. Wakefield, j
j reported a balance of $1,900 ln the treasury.
The afternoon proceedings were entirely oc- !
| cupied by the reports of various officers and j
j the reports of the committee on credentials.
j The reports of the officers showed a very j
j flattering state of the affairs of the order, and
| the report of the committee on credentials |
showed about 200 delegates present. Tonight j
the local chapter exemplified the work of the
: order for the grand chapters. Tomorrow
morning the elctlon of officers will take place,
after which the worthy grand matron will
fill the appointive offices.
HIS fIO.OOO MISSING.
; Ean Claire Capitalist Thinks He Hat
Reen Swindled.
Special to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE. Wis., May 13.—John B.
j Stocking, a wealthy resident of Eau Clair*,
who has been spending the winter at Hot
Springs, Ark., sends word to friends that he
I was swindled out of $10,000 by a banker
j named Hogaboom, of that place. The story
he tells Is that Mr. Hogaboom Interested
Mr. Stocking in a scheme to buy bonds at a
I 25 per cent discount Mr. Stocking thought,
j the idea a good one, and tried to Interest H.
EL Hayden, a prominent lawyer of this city,
I and other wealthy men ln the deal. Mr.
Hayden warned Mr. Stocking against Mr.
I Hogaboom, and would not Invest his money.
Mr. Stocking gave Hogaboom a $10,000 cer
tificate of deposit ln St. Louis, and Hogaboom
has not been heard of since.
Elks at Crookston,
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—Crookston Is
sprouting antlers. The city will add to her
assortment of secret societies a lodge of Elks.
The project will be Inaugurated and the horns
will appear May 14. The prime mover in get
ting a dispensation for the establishment of
the lodge here is Frank X. Gravel, one of the
best known and most popular of the knights
of the grip and mileage book ln the Red river
valley. ■ -."'«■
The lodge name will be Crookston Lodge No.
342, and Oie membership will consist of the
leading business men and good fellows of the
city and adjacent towns, to the number of a
hundred. .
Too Much Water for Drys.
Sreclal to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 13.-The doings
of the first day's session of the prohibition
state convention were Interrupted by a terrific
rain storm. Capt. J. F. Cleghorn, of Clinton.
was chosen chairman, and D. Mosley, of
Tomah, secretary, before adjournment was
taken to tomorrow. A fight is being made to
have a platform with a single plank, prohi
bition and it will likely succeed. Rev. E. E.
Eaton, of Racine, is talked of for governor.
Sequel of the Fargo Sensation.
FARGO, N. D., May 13.—As a sequel of the
sensational Crum wife beating case, applica
tion was made in court this morning by Mrs.
Crum for attorney's fees and temporary ali
mony, pending the hearing of her divorce suit.
She was allowed $100 attorney's fees and $10
per week alimony. Crum appeared in his
own behalf, and got the case adjourned from
the public court room to Judge McConnell's
chambers, much to the disappointment of the
large audience present.
Crooks Rusy With Sooners.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—A gambler
named John Golden today robbed one of the
army of reservation sooners of $100. The
robbery was done ln a lonely spot In the
suburbs of Fosston, to which the confiding
victim had been lured. Golden was arrested
when near Crookston and taken back for
trial. Toughs and gamblers are ln evidence
in the villages adjacent to the reservation,
but thus far this city has, been free from
them, owing to the added force of police.
Four of the Family Dead.
JAMESTOWN, N. D., May IS.—Four of the
seven children of August Klose, a farmer
residing near this city, are dead from diph
theria. One died Sunday, two Monday and
one Tuesday. The mother Is sick, also. The
disease is thought to have been contracted
from Immigrants passing north, who recently
Btopped at the home.
Captured a Deserter.
Special to the Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., May 13.—Chief of Po
lice Vanransler Shepherd and Policeman A.
C. Nesbitt arrested a deserter today named
William H. Hastings, a private of Company
A, Third Infantry, and notified the officers at
Fort Snelling.
His Sulelde Feared.
Special to the Globe.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., May 13.—Lars M.
Hanson, at one time a prominent business
man of this city, has mysteriously disappear- ;
ed, and suicide is feared. He was short '
several hundred dollars in the accounts of
an order of this city, of which he was
treasurer.
No Dill Against Stratton.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 13.—Stratton, of
Tennessee, who was charged with defrauding
Duluth parties to the extent of $300,000, has
been released, the grand jury finding no bill
against him.
Life Ended.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON. Minn., May 13.—0. D. Hicks, an
old and highly respected citizen of Fountain,
is dead. Preston Masons will attend the
funeral.
D. H. Dyer, of Whalan, aged seventy-five,
died after a half hours' illness.
Rlue Earth Calendnr.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, May 13.—Clerk of Court Thome
has completed the district court calendar.
The term commences next Tuesday, and In
cludes six criminal and 140 civil cases. This
is the largest list ever on record in this
county.
Pops Call for Cash.
Special to the Globe.
PRESTON, Minn., May 12.—The Populist
State league is sending out printed appeals
for financial aid. They claim the money ls to
be used In furnishing campaign literature
for the Populist state central committee.
Social Scientists.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., May 13.—At a meeting
of the Social Science club last night the fol
lowing officers were elected: President, C.
F. Koehler; vice president, J. A. Fllttie;
secretary and treasurer, C. M. Hobert.
Loss to the Musical World.
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D., May 13.—George Van Dt
Stein, late of Danville, 111., and a well known
musician, music writer and critic, died hero
today of consumption, aged forty-nine.
fIIi|WOST fl DELUGE
MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!
liAMIi.K DONE BY YESTER
DAYS STORM.
CLOUDBURST AT BLOOMER.
BUSINESS BLOCKS UNDERMINED.
AND MANY HIIUIi.Iv SWEI'I
AWAY.
WASHOUTS DELAY TRAINS)
One Wreelc Reported—Wisconsin
Central Train Stalled at
Colfax.
The exceedingly heavy rains of yesterday
and the day before played havoc with the
tracks and bridges of the Western roads,
especially between here and Chicago, and
word from several localities received last
night brings news of serious Interruption ol
traffic, although no fatalities are reported.
In Minnesota, Wisconsin and lowa th© rivers
and lakes are higher than they have been for
years, and for miles In some places the tracks
are completely Inundated and some bridges
are washed away. Many washouts were
caused by the steady downfall, and in not a
few Instances trains were stalled all day
yesterday waiting until the crews of work
men could clear away the obstructions.
The severe storm which struck St. Paul
Tuesday night extended to the southern part
of the state, and at one point developed into
a cloudburst, causing much damage to prop
erty. Most of the trains between here and!
Chicago were materially delayed. Vestlbulcd
Train No. 1 on the Milwaukee, due to arrive
here at 7:50 a. m., was delayed by a washout
some two miles east of Red Wing, and it
was 12:53 p. m. before she pulled Into the
union depot, while the Burlington train,whtcn
arrives here In the morning at J> o'clock, was
two hours late.
A special to the Globe from Dcs Moines,
10., yetserday brought news that the Chicago
Great Wetsern train from Kansas City to
St. Paul was wrecked near Talmage, fifty
miles from Dcs Moines, at 3 o'clock in the
morning. It ran Into a washout, the engine
running over the track before it gave way,
and the coach and sleeper being ditched*
The cars were not overturned. In the vio
lent stopping ot the train the passengers
were badly shaken up. Mrs. E. Hamilton,
of Denver, en route to Cleveland, and J. W.
Eckels, of Wlnterset, 10., were badly hurt,
both sustaining internal injuries. They were
taken to the hospital at Dcs Moines. No at
tempt was made to bring the train, which Is
No. 5, due here yesterday afternoon at 1:55,
through, and although a special was mude
up for part "Of the passengers, the through
passengers will reach St. Paul this morning
on the regular train, which arrives hero at
7:45.
A special to the Globe from Winona
says: "Trains on the Milwaukee road, which
should have pulled ln here last night, did not
come ln until between 4 and 5 o'clock this
morning. There ls a bad washout between
Hastings and Langley. The trains from tho
East came ln pretty nearly on time. A wanh
out on the Burligton occurred near Prescott;
in consequence some ot their trains were
seven hours late. This evening trains are
more or less on time."
A special to the G1 ob c from Colrav.Wls.^
Is as follows: 'Train No. 2 on the Wisconsin
Central from St. Paul, due in Chicago
at 6:30 tomorrow, ls detained here by several
washouts between bore and Chippewa Falls.
A freight train ls caught between two wash
outs, Just In front of the passenger train,
and cannot get out either way. A construc
tion train has arrived, and a large force
of men ls at work, but the rain ls pouring
down, and the flood la increasing at this
hour—lo p. m. The train can hardly reach,
Chippewa Falls before tomorrow evening.
The storm is so heavy that It will be im
possible to repair the culverts and bridges
tonight. The track is under water ln man*
places. On board the train ls the Bendlx
String quartette, from Chicago, which ap
peared at Northfleld last night, and waa to
have played at Eau Claire this evening. An
effort was made by the Eau Claire peopla
to get to them by means of a special, but
It had to be given up. A free concert waa
given on board the train."
CLOUDBURST AT BLOOMER.
Business Honses Undermined—Ser«
eral Bridge* Swept Away.
Special to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 13.—A heavy
storm swept through the Chippewa valley;
today, doing thousands of dollars damage. A
cloudburst ls reported at Bloomer, some
miles from here. Many business blocks were
undermined. William Sparks' house was
struck by lightning here today. Menomonia
suffered the most. Two railroad bridges, two
wagon bridges and a footbridge crossing WU.
son creek were swept away. The loss is
said to be $45,000. A mill some distance
above Menomonle was also swept away,
which ls not Included in the loss named.
No loss of life is reported. No danger IS
apprehended from the Chippewa river, unless
the dams go out. Mill owners all feel ne«
cure.
BRIDGES WASHED OUT.
Storm Disastrous at Many Point* la
Minnesota and Wisconsin.
STILLWATER, May 13.—1t ls reported that
the heavy rain of Tuesday night did consider
able damage to roads and bridges ln the town
of Afton. Sfeveral bridges were washed out.
and culverts are in bad shape. Ab a result ol
the rain the water ln Lake St. Croix is again
on the rise.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., May 13.—A heavy rain
was experienced here during the last twenty
four hours. Last night was chronicled by
frequent thunder storms. This noon it pour*
ed in torrents for about an hour. The weath
er observer reports the rainfall. to be 1.20
inches. The prediction of thunder showers
tonight will probably come true, from pres
ent indications.
DOWNING, Wis., May 13.—The most vio
lent rain of the season fell last night. AH
lew lands in the vicinity are submerged, rail
way tracks and highways are badly damaged
and several bridges have gone out.
MENOMONIE, Wis., May 13.- There was •>
terrible rain here last night. The mala
wagon bridge over the Red Cedar river has
gone out; the Omaha and Milwaukee railroad
bridges on Wilson creek are gone; the dam
on Wilson creek is out at Shingle mill, and
great fears are entertained that the main
dam will go. There are no trains out of her*
today on either read.
LE ROY', Minn., May 13.—A heavy wind ot
cyclonic nature struck this village last night
at 11 o'clock, tearing dewn Mrs. Jerred's
barn and droppnig the debris on the Milwau
kee platform.. The roof of the latter building
was moved, but not blown off. The front end
of F. il. Lariabee's drug store wad b\ • ■v.n
out. No loss of life.
Two 3lcn Drowned.
ST. LOUIS, May»l3.—One of tho most ter
rific wind aud rain storms that ever struck*
•his city provailed this afternoon. Two un
known men in a skiff near tho Illinola side
of the river wero drjwned by the capsizing
ol their beat.
Soaker for South BaLota.
SIOUX FALLS, May 13.—Half an inch ol
ra!n has Mien over the southern part o|
the stale today, and the ground is again
soaked full. All s:n&ll grain is up and shj*uf«
lag a better stand than tor years.

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