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THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE
VOL. XIX.—NO. 136.
YHrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE
FRIDAY, MAY 15.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmer.
Ooran Defines His Policy.
Red Lake Opening- Today.
Nelson Defends Immigration.
Cent-a-Mile on All Roads for G. A. R.
New City Light Contract in Effect.
School Board Uses the Ax.
Sews of Minneapolis.
Oregon the Best Ship Afloat.
Park Board Discusses Water.
Two for Millers From Gold Bugs.
Colonels Pull Down the Phillies.
Results in the National.
A. P. A. Issues an Address.
Split Isi Republicanism' South.
Colorado Republicun Convention.
Methodists Retire Two Bishops.
Rsillway Mag-nute in St. Paul.
Bar Silver, 67 7-Hc.
Cash AVhcat in Chicago, 02 3-Bc.
Stock Dealings Dull.
Globe's Popular Wunts.
Tax Title Ruling.
News of tbe Courts.
Insurance Men Want Clark.
Bricklayers Against Imported Labor
Hawkeye Visitors in the City.
Teachers Talk Civil Service.
Met—Ladles' Orchestra, 8.15.
Grand—Perry, the Hypnotist, 8.15.
Aurora Park—llasc Bull, 4.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
LONDON, May 14.—Arrived: Massachu
setts. New York.
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Pennland, Philadel
PLYMOUTH—Arrived: Columbia, New
York, for Hamburg.
GENOA—Arrived: Ems. New York.
BOSTON—Arrived: Syivan:a, Liverpool.
BREMEN—Arrived: Willehad, Baltimore;
Aachen, New York; Spree, New York via
The rush tor Red Lake lands is under
cover of an umbrella.
There is cumulative evidence that
the tack is mightier than the bicycle.
It may as well be admitted that the
wig of Levi P. Morton is not a mascot,
but a hoodoo.
Capt. Castle may retain his position
as postmaster, but it is at least 16 to 1
that he won't.
That middle letter of Chauncey I.
Filley looms up as large as the Plant
ers' hotel, St. Louis.
The lowa Democrats have declared
for silver and boys. The lowa Demo
crats are not Democrats.
The Badgers are due for condolences.
They had but one Bloomer, and that
was rent by a cloud-burst.
The combination against Clough ap
pears to bf much more worried over
the outlook than Mr. Clough.
They are going to have a horse show
in Minneapolis in spite of the fact that
the horse no longer has any show.
The Wisconsin deluge may be a hint
to that commonwealth that it has been
drinking too much of the Milwaukee
Ernest Man, just appointed consul
at Bergen, Norway, ought to have no
trouble with his new job if he lives up
to his name.
The Mississippi is showing such per
nicious activity that It may succeed in
temporarily stopping Sunday base ball
at the West side park.
A new opera entitled "The Trial
Kiss" is to be put on the boards. The
trial kiss usually leads to a regular
Wheelman are figuring on riding at
tht-jj-ate.qf, £ mile a minute. They might
also figure on what it would be like
to take a header at the same rate.
Minneapolis got very indignant when
It heard several St. Paul men were
helping get out the Mill City directory.
And St. Paul men are so good at fig
James A. Mount, Republican candi
date for governor of Indiana, is a
sort of. highwayman. He is president
of the Indiana Highway Improvement
A Kentucky jury has found Scott
Jackson guilty of murder in the first
degree. The eternal fitness of things
would seem to indicate that he ought
to be guillotined.
The members of the Republican na
tional comnaittee, with three excep
tions, are for Thomas B. Reed for
vice president. Mr. Reed, however, is
not for Mr. Reed.
A fellow named Cannon has been
appointed manager of the St. Louis
team. Wouldn't it be advisable to fill
him with explosives and make him
pitcher of the team?
The ranks of the reformers are stead
ily growing. The declaration of Mat
thew Stanley Quay that he is for re
form is followed by one of the same
character by John L. Sullivan.
Jupiter Fluvlus and the weather bu
reau are not on good terms. Jupiter
was ordered to stop operating in this
region for a day or two, but he has
given the earth another bath, just to
show that he isn't controlled by the
The Minneapolis base ball manage-
ment ls In rather hard luck. It has
been notified to vacate in thirty days
the sardine box ln which Jt has been
playing ball the past several years.
Perhaps It will now develop whether
or not the Minneapolis club can play
ball ou a full-grown ground.
AT TWELVE TODAY
THE WEARY VIGIL OF THE LONG
LINE OF WOULD-BE SETTLERS
DAMP AND DISHEARTENED
THEY HOLD THEIR PLACES IX LIKE
TO FILE OX THE RED LAKE
OXE GIRL WHO HAS XERVE.
Determined to Be the Fir^t to Make
Entry—-Boomer* on the Bor
Special to the Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 14.—The twenty
four-hour steady rain which has fallen here
has made a vast difference with the number
which has lined up with tbe Intention of be
ing early in the record of claimants of Red
Lake reservation lands. A woman planted
herself on a stool at the very head of the
line late this afternoon, and has held the
place successfully up to the present time.
She will continue to do so, as her exhibition
of spirit commands the admiration of the men.
She is from St. Paul, and her name Is Jennie
Cunningham. The scenes among those wait
ing are interesting. Besides the line of per
haps a hundred and fifty, several other hund
red are on hand, and the corridors are crowd
ed. A cry of pickpocket started a stampede
in the assemblage, but the police force on
duty restored order without serious trouble.
Some who have been ln the line during up
wards of sixty hours are thoroughly exhaust
ed, and will welcome the end of the long
The land office today posted the following
"The land office will be opened May 10,
at 9 a. m. sharp, for the purpose of receiv
ing filings upon the reservation agricultural
lands. Only four will be admitted at one
time. The office will recognize only one line,
that being a continuation of the one now
formed at the Second street entrance. The
The officers will not recognize any substitu
tion in line, by purchase or otherwise. No
numbers will be recognized."
The posting ot the notice has had a good
effect upon the sooners. From it they under
stand that they are to be protected, and
their position in line recognized, a point
upon which there had been considerable
doubt. Several visiting officers from St.
Cloud, and other land offices, are present to
BOOMERS ON THE BORDER.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., May 14.—
The drenching rain which has prevailed ail
along the southern line of the Red Lake reser
vation has made life a burden for settlers ln
the vicinity, who are ready to make the final
rush tomorrow morning.
The reservation proper is about four miles
distant. Nobody seems to have any definite
information as to the number of would-be
settlers in the vicinity, for the same story of
arriving and departing crowds is told here
as at points along the line.
It is likely that several hundred are in line
waiting for the opening hour, while the men
who are already in the reservation beginning
their improvements will stay right where they
are, regardless of any telegrams from the
land'commissioner. Those Who ara prepared
for the rain and storm are ln as good condi
tion as the average camper. But where they
are not fully protected they are suffering
much annoyance and inconvenience, to say
the least, from the steady rains.
GREAT GROWING WEATHER.
Past Week Has Been Very Benellclat
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D., May 13.—A bulletin issued
today, from the government weather bureau
here, says the maximum temperature the
past week was from 80 to 93 in the shade, with
no unusually cool nights. Rains were light,
but fairly well distributed. There was more
than the usual amount of sunshine. The
combined effect of the high temperature, ex
cess of sunshine and amply moist soil was to
cause very rapid growth and development In
all vegetation and the prompt germination of
seed recently planted.
Wheat, oats and grass have made phenom
enal growth; trees have leafed with marked
rapidity?, the bloom of fruit trees has fallen
and the fruit is rapidly forming. Seeding of
small grain ls far advanced in the northern
countries and the growing grain elsewhere
lifts done finely. A little apprehension is felt
that the unusually warm weather may pre
vent good stooling of wheat and oats. In the
more southern counties a little flax and
millet has been sown. The planting of field
potatoes ls being pushed generally.
Gardens have done remarkably well, the
seed germinating promptly and the weather
conditions promoting rapid growth. Con
siderable corn has beer, planted in the cen
tral and southern counties and some ls
growing nicely, but there appears to be much
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CEDED RED LAKE RESERVATION LANDS TO BE OPENED TO SETTLEMENT TODAY.
CEDED RED LAKE RESERVATION LANDS TO HE OPENED TO SETTLEMENT TODAY.
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ground yet to be prepared for this crop and
plowing is being steadily pushed.
THEY HAVE TWO HOBBIES,
Wisconsin Prohihs Declare for Sil
ver and Cold Water.
Special to the Gl6d«.
EAU CLAIRE, Win., May 14.—The Prohi
bition state convention adopted a "broad
gauge" platform hero today. On motion of
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1896.
B. B. Smith, of Madison, the following was
introduced as a fourth plank: "We demand
that silver be restortd to its position prior
to 1873." The fight which followed was a
long one. The convention was equally divid
ed between single Issue men and tbe free
silver men. When a vote was finaily had on
the proposition it resulted in a tie, sixty-nine
voting each way. Chairman F. R. Sebenthal,
of Eau Claire, then announced that he would
exercise his privilege of voting to decide a
tie, and would vote in the affirmative. The
uproar which followed lasted for some time.
The single issue men declare that diverging
from straight prohibition will cost the party
thousands of votes. The platform was as
follows: The suppression by law of the man
ufacture, sale and supply of alcohol liquors
for beverage purposes, and that all laws mak
ing either federal, state or municipal gov-,
ernment parties in Its profits be repealed.
Second, that suffrage should depend upon in
telligent citizenship rather than upon sex,
third, that we stand unequivocally for our
public schools taught in the English lan
guage, and are opposed to any appropriations
of public money for sectarian purposes;
fourth, we demand that silver be restored
to its position prior to 1873. The following
ticket was nominated: For governor, Maj.
J. H. Berkey, of Monroe county; lieutenant
governor, E. L. Eaton, Racine county; sec
retary of state, E. B. Knowlton; state treas
urer, Lorenzo Crandall, Hudson; attorney
general, A. E. Dixon, Ashland; superintend
ent of public Instruction, Prof. W. S. Morri
son, Neiilsville; insurance commissioner, B.
E. Broadwell, Sparta. S. B. Hastings, of
I Green Bay, and Ole Br. Olson, of Eau Claire,
j were elected delegates to the national con
vention at Pittsburg.
TRIFLED WITH THE MAIL.
Deputy Postmaster at Crookston in
the Law's Clutches.
Special to the Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 14.—Postoffice
Inspector Farrell arrived this morning and
placed Deputy Postmaster L. E. Page under
arrest upon the charge of opening a regis
tered letter. For some time tracers have
been sent along the line reporting missing
registered letters and they, too, have, been
lost in transit. But the suspicion has never
been attached strongly to the your.g man.
He is now being held awaiting an examina
tion. He has confessed and will undoubtedly
be given a sentence In the penitentiary.
LAWYERS UNDER A CLOUD.
Three Indicted at Duluth—Other
Grand Jury Work.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 14.—The grand jury
finished its term's work today by indicting
three well-known lawyers for larceny. H.
R. and E. A. Tinkham, lawyers, and A. D.
Cummings, explorer, were indicted for grand
larceny in the first degree for selling some
pine land as clear of incumbrance, when it
had a mortgage of $400 upon it. J. 11. Brig
ham, another attorney, was indicted for lar
ceny in the second degree for borrowing
$500 on a lot which he represented as clear,
when it had a $1,000 mortgage upon it. The
jury roasted the present system of burying
paupers during winter months, when they are
left In a large trench and buried when the
ground thaws out with only a plain board for
CHOSE XEW OFFICERS.
Elections Held in the Eastern Star
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 14.—The grand chap
ter of the Eastern Star spent the morning in
adepting a new code of by-laws for new chap
ters and in listening to committee reports.
The finance committee reported the finances in
excellent condition. The committee on juris
prudence reported in favor of codifying the
laws in such manner that they could be easily
understood by new chapters. •'
The Grand chapter only partially completed
its election of officers tonight. Mrs. A. N.
McGindlay, cf Duluth, was elected worthy
grand matron, Thomas H. Warren, of Still
water, worthy grand patron; Mrs. Flora E.
Pattee, Minneapolis, associate grand matron.
Tho next meeting ot fhe Grand chapter will
be held at Litchfield.
ZMMIGRATIONISTS AT ST. CLOUD.
Ten Counties Represented In the Big
Special to the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., May 14.—The Central
Minnesota immigration convention Is in ses
sion here., with a large attendance from ten
counties. C. F. Hendryx, of Sioux Center, is
chairman; A. G. Whitney, of St. Cloud, sec
retary. A committee was appointed to formu
late a plan to accomplish the objects of the
convention. The time ls largely devoted to
listening to addresses.
BEWARE OF FROST.
South Dakota Weather Bureau Sends
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D., May 14.—Special bulletins
were sent out this afternoon by the govern
ment weather bureau giving frost warnings
for tonight. Reports from the northern part
of the state say the temperature is falling and
frost is imminent.
Kansas Dairymen There.
Special to the Globe.
WATERTOWN, S. D., May 14.—A special
train from the East last evening brought the
following prominent creamery men: H. M.
Brandt, president of the State Dairy associa
tion, Kansas; F. E. Colburn, secretary of the
state board of agriculture, Kansas; I. K. For
ney, assistant secretary of the dairy associa
tion, Kansas; W. K. Boardman, president of
the state dairy commission, Iowa; I, Mitchell,
dairy agent of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
& Northern. They came for a tour of inspec
tion of the creameries and to investigate the
outlook in South Dakota. They report very
favorably upon the outlook ln this section.
FOREIGft TO SOfiS
GLOWING TRIBUTE TO THEM PAID
IN THE SENATE BY MR. Si7L-
IT HAS ITS BRIGHT SIDE
IMMIGRATION. MB. NELSON THTXTCS.
IS OFTE.N TOO DARKLY PICT
DUPONT CONTEST CASE TAKEN UP.
Debate Will Be Closed Today, hut It
Is Probable a Decision Will
WA^iINGTQN, May 14.—The Dupont case
involving the right of Henry A. Dupont, to
a seat ln the senate from Delaware, was
taken up in the senate today with a view to
concluding the debate and taking a final vote
at 5 o'clock tomorrow. A brief tilt between
Gorman and Mitchell developed that a differ
ence ot opinion existed as to the character
of the vote tomorrow. When Mr. Gorman
spoke of the unanimous agreement to vo„e
tomorrow. Mr. Mitchell admitted the cor
rectness of the statement, but added signifi
cantly that the character of tha vote would ba
determined when the was reached, which
was open to the meaning that the ease would
be postponed until next session.Mr. Piatt
(Rep., Conn.) spoke in support of Mr. Du
Two speeches against the bill proposing
additional restrictions on immigration by Mr.
Gibson, (Dem., Md.) md Mr. Nelson (Rep.,
Minn.) were made early in the day. Mr. Gib
son severely arraigned .the A. P. A., declaring
that it inspired this .bill and that the or
ganization was seeking to invade politics.
Mr. Gibson said the power behind this
anti-immigration bill was the "American
Protective association, a secret, oathbound,
red-lettered, left handed, dark lantern or
ganization." The bill^ias for its real purpose,
said the senator, hostility to the Catholic
church—a purpose of envy, hatred and mal
ice. This was the organization that was
seeking to enter American politics. There
was no branch of honeqt politics which a sec
ret, oath-bound organization could serve. Mr,
"The whole people ara equally interested In
the welfare of the country, and none should
be refused an equal share with the rest in
every deliberation, and ln all legislation af
fecting it. All political clubs, sociaties and
associations start on their career with pro
fessions skillfully drawn, so as to make it
appear that their purposes are patriotic and
worthy of support; but all of them, as soon
as they have obtained power, are used by
unprincipled men to do wrong. This is the
history ef all such societites, and this will
be the history of the' A. P. A. unless It*
evil tendencies are prevented In time by the.'
American people, and its dangerous career
stopped by their good*>sense and judgment.
I have faith without hounds "pr limits in the
American people; in their -moderation, wis
dom, justice and courage.^ I do not believe
they will submit tff the dictation of any such
organization as the A[ P. Ay, but they will
promptly and effectiYc/yr stamp with the seal
of their, condemnation this Impudent and
dangerous interference with the interests of
this republic." In replying Mit, Wlson "said
the A. P. A. did not enter into the question.
Mr. Nelson said the darker-side of the im
migration question had been' presented, and
he would endeavor to present the brighter
side of the problem. It should be considerd
in its economic, political, social and ethnlo
features. "Our own experience," he said,
"should be scanned and studied, for it will
furnish us much information' and many val
uable lessons. We have been, to a large
extent, a nation of immigrants, and a large
share of our history is a history of immi
gration. No nation of modern times has had
such a varied and extended experience in
"The chief factors ln our extraordinary
growth and development Lave been our free
system of government, our abundant supply
of cheap and fertile lands, and the immense
immigration to our shores. The first two
have brought about, absorbed and utilized
the third. And the three combined have been
a trio, in force and magnitude, such as no
other nation possessed. Ample space, ample
freedom, and ample numbers have given us
a force and a momentum of growth unknown
and unheard of ln any other nation, and the
evidences of it are palpable on all sides."
Mr. Nelson then reviewed the statistics of
immigration to this country, and continued:
"Only a small proportion of these people
have belonged to tho learned professions or
have been skilled laborers. The great bulk
have been small farmers, small tradesmen,
and agricultural and other unskilled laborers.
Nearly all of them have been from the ranks
of the common people—the toiling masses
of humanity. People of rank and of wealth
have little occasion or desire to emigrate,
nor, Indeed, have j they been desirable in a
country progressing under conditions such
as ours. We have needed men to dig our
canals, to build'our railroads, to open and
exploit our mines, to clear our vast forests,
to open, develop a*pd reduce to a state of
cultivation our vast expanse of unfilled land;
in short, to perform' the toil and drudgery,
and to bear the trials and misfortunes in
cident to the development of a new and un-
settled «Qi*mtry. And this want has, in a
large measure, beep -supplied by foreign im
migrants. And in" this field they have not
been hostile usurpers, but have merely oc
cupied ground that has most, willingly been
accorded to them by the native born. And
this, toiling, struggling mass *of
charged to a large -extent with" the drudgery,
of bur'progress and civilization, viewed from
an economical and financial standpoint, has
added millions to the wealth and capital of
our country. An immigrant increases our
wealth in a two-fold way, by the nioa.y he
brings into the country, and by his value as
a laborer and producer of wealth.
"Walla all th:s is admitted as to the Ger
manic races, It is said that people of other
and inferior races, wholly unfit for Ameri
can institutions and wholly unfit for se.f
goverr.ment, flock to our shores. Russians,
Poles, Hungarians and Italians are cited as
examples of these races. He who belittlos
and affects to despise these rar-es knows lit
tle of their history and ethnic make-up.
"It may be urged," he said, taking up an
other branch of the subject, "that our great
immigration has depressed, or will depress,
the price of labor. Th s might be true If
American labor was content to remain ln tha
rut of mere labor, but our experience in the
East, and ell over the country, has demon
strated that the large influx of foreign labor
has led American labor to seek higher pur
suits and more profitable callings. The re
sult has been, on tho whole, the promotion
of American labor to greater and more en
larged spheres of usefulness. When the
American boy was crowded out of the fac
tory, the mine, and the rolling mill, by h's
foreign-born brother, he became a captain
or lieutenant of Industry, and sought and'
assumed higher callings in various d!rect;ons.
And the process that has thus been going on
between the native and the foreign-born
has also been going on among v the foreign
born themselves. II gh wages and good liv
ing, under the sunsh'ne of American insti
tutions, have produced an earlier crop of
foreign-born laborers, fit and anxious to be
ciowded out of their labor sphere, and placed
on a higher industral level, by a later ar
rival of foreign-born labor. And thus it has
come to pass that continued immigration, fo
for from depressing the scale of wages, has
rather resulted in gradually promoting labor
to a higher level. And this ls a great gain."
IMMIGRATION AND CRIME.
As to criminal classes, Mr. Nelson said:
"But finally the objection comes to us that
foreigners furnish an undue proportion of
crimn-ils. This may be true as to numbers,
but not as to character or quality. In mat
ters of defalcation and embezzlement in fidu
ciary relations the immigrants are not in the
front rank, nor do they excel in shocking
and barbarous crime-. Holmes, Hayward
and Durrant, the greatest and most depraved
criminals of our day and generation, are
neither immigrants, nor the sons of immi
grants." : '
Referring directly to his own state, where
-there is a large percentage of foreign-born
population, many of his own race, Senator
Nelson paid a glowing tribute to the sons
of Seandia. He said:
"Flfty-flve years ago Minnesota was a ter
ritory; an undeveloped wilderness; the home
of large bands of roving Indians, with but
6.000 white people within her borderes. Eight
years later she became a member of the
American union, with a population of over
150,000 people. In 1865, pursuant to a census
then taken, she found herself with a popu
lation of 1,574,619 people, of whom 517,585
were of foreign birth, and 573,783 were na
tives of foreign parentage. In 1894 her as
sessed valuation was $642,903,651, and her
permanent school and university fund was
$11,746,187. She expended during the year,
for educational purposes ln all, $3,945,645, and
337,761 pupils were enrolled in her common,
graded and high schools, 1.839 in her normal
schools, and 1,828 students in her state uni
"Out of all this population there were but
613 Inmates in her state prison and state re
formatory—the only places for the confine
ment of adult criminals outside of the Jails
•and workhouses—and out of this prison popu
lation 423 were native born, and 190 foreign
born. In.the state reform school, for incor
rigibles and Juvenile offenders, there were
428 inmates, of whom 339 were native born,
and 89 of foreign birth. No state can show
a finer record than this, and tbe foreign born
have a prison record better even than the
native born. Such is Minnesota. And she is,
to a large extent, under the sunshine and dew
of her free institutions, the product of the
industry, the perseverence, the frugality and
the thrift of her foreign born cit'zens and
their children. But she is entitled to all,
and more than all, they have brought )*er.
They came there, most of them, poor and
empty-handed, with no capital but stout
hearts and willing hands, but possessed of
an intense desire and purpose to become
good American citizens. The state received
them with open arms, as though they were
to the manor born, and on a parity with net
own peoole. And today, after the lapse of
half a century, she can truly say that they
have not betrayed the trust she reposed in
them As the good wife, though loving her
mother, still gives her husband the upper
most place in her affections, so do the for
eign-born sons and daughters of Minnesota*
though loving the lands of the r birth still
place her, and the great country of waich
she is a part, uppermost in their love and
affection." - c
Steps Looking Toward It Taken hy
House Committee. ,
WASHINGTON, May 14.-The house com
mittee on coinage, weights and measures _ to
day decided by a unanimous vote to author
ize a favorable report on a resolution intro
duced by C W. Stone, of Pennsylvania,
authorizing preliminary proceedings looking
to the adoption of International coinage. The
resolution provides that the president be
authorized and requested to invite an ex
pression of opinion from the other principal
commercial nations of the world, as to the
desirability and feasibility of the adoption of
international coins to be current in all the
countries adopting them, at a uniform value,
and to be especially adapted for Invoice pur
poses. If the purposes thus obtained from
other nations are such as in the judgment of
the president to render a conference desir
able he is authorized to invite it at a time
and place to be designated by htm to con
sider and report a plan for the adoption and
use of such coins, composed of gold or silver,
Gain Shown for April and for the
Past Ten Months.
WASHINGTON, May 14.—The exports of do
mestic merchandise during April, as stated
by the bureau of statistics were $69,313,623, as
compared with $63,958,041 during April, 1895.
For the ten months ending April 30, 1896 there
was a gain over the same period In 1895 of
$56,673,000. The imports of merchandise dur
ing April were $58,705,299, as against $68,749,
--958 during April, 1895. Of the total imports
a little less than fifty per cent was free of
duty. For the ten months there was a gain
in imports over the same months last year
of about $62,000,000. During April the exports
of gold amounted to $3,782,266 as compared
with $2,893,610 for April, 1895. The imports
of-gold during April were $1,142,592 as against
$4,923,371 during the same month last year.
For the ten "months .the exports of gold ex
ceeded the imports by $55,989,103, the s'lver
exports during April aggregated $5,139,987. and
the Imports $5t.5.t*62. a gilfl of over $500,000 In
!_M enorn *rr« Ap-il, !*>.. For the ten
PRICE TWO CENTS—j
ON THE FENCE.
months the exports amounted to $50,356,048,
an excess of $38,900,720 over the imports.
PRIVATE PENSION BILLS
Considered ln the House I'niler the
WASHINGTON, May 14.—The house today,
under the special order adopted last week, de
voted the whole day to private pension bills.
They were disposed of at the rate of about
one every five minutes, fifty-eight ln all be
ing favorably acted upon before adjournment.
Among them were bills granting pensions to
the widow of Gen. O. M. Poe, $50; the widow
of Gen. Jameson, $50; the widow of Gen. John
Newton, $75; the widow of United States Sen
ator George E. Spencer, of Alabama, $50, and
ex-Congressman Smalls, of South Carollna,s3o.
While the pension bills were being consid
ered the committee of the whole rose In
formally and disagreed to the senate amend
ments to the ri*ver and harbor bill, and sent
it to conference. Later Mr. Hepburn (Rep.,
Io.) raised the polat that the action was ir
regular and intimated that It was a piece of
sharp practice to prevent the houso from con
sidering the amendments in the committee of
the whole. Mr. Herman (Rep., Or.) disclaim
ed any such purpose, stating that the object
was to hasten the bill in antlcipa-tion of a
presidential veto. The speaker took the point
of order under advisement, and will decide it
Mnn-r Want Him for the Tail of the
CINCINNATI, 0., May 14.—The Commercial
Gazette sent letters to all members of the
Republican national committee, stating that
the nomination of McKinley at St. Louis be
ing conceded, it was desirable to gather sen
timent for vice president. The replies were
published today, and show that with the ex
ception of three fa-vorlng ■. Hobart, of ..Ne-w
Jersey, the members of the national com
mittee favor Thomas B. Reed for vice pres
They Are to Be Applied to Indian
Lands in AH States.
WASHINGTON, May 14.—The senate com
mittee on Indian affairs today considered
the house bill providing for free home
steads on public lands in Oklahoma for actual
settlers, and after amending It so as to make
It apply to all other states and territories,
agreed to report It with a favorable recom
mendation. As amended the bill applies the
homestead laws to all lands which have been
acquired from Indian tribes, ln all the pub
lic land states and Is of very general impor
tance. The bill also carries a provision sus
pending tho land laws in the territory hith
erto known as Greer county, Texas.
No Seed In-restlgatfon.
WASHINGTON, May 14.—Chairman Wads
worth, of the house committee on agriculture,
was asked today as to the probability of the
committee acting on the resolution censuring
Secretary Morton for his action In rejecting
the bid of the Northrup-Braslln-Goodwln
company for supplying seeds to the govern
ment. He said that it would be difficult to
get a quorum of the committee together, and
for that reason no action would be taken at
WASHINGTON, May 14.— S. H. Golt was to
day appointed postmaster at Perry, Dane
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., May 14.—The river has
risen another inch in the last twenty-four
hours, due to the rains of yesterday and the
day before. It is exceptionally high for this
time of the year. The sand bar which ls
generally, quite an island opposite the city,
is completely submerged and Its situation Is
only seen by the tops of willows sticking out
of the water. Rafting men say that the
water is too high to suit their work at Still
water and the other rafting works. The
water Is very yellow today from the large
amount of clay washed In by the rains.
Organizing: Winona Tailors.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., May 14.—Organizer
Christopherson, of the Tailors' International
union, is in the city today. He intends to
get the local tailors to organize. At pres
ent they have no union here at all. Mr.
Christopherson thinks that there is a good
chance for a strong union to be formed in
Winona. Almost all the trades in Winona
have organized within the past six or eight
Died in the Bay- State.
Special to the Globe.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., May 14—Hon. W.
H. Greenleaf, of this city, this morning re
ceived a telegram announcing the death of
his brother O. H. Greenleaf, of Springfield,
Mass. He was president of the Holyoke
Paper company, and widely known through
out the United States, and particularly In
the Eastern and Western states as a prom
inent business man.
Moorhead.Wants Lower Rates.
Special to the Globe.
MOORHEAD, Minn., May 14.—A movement
has been inaugurated by Moorhead business
men to secure the same freight rate, six
tenths of a cent per mile, to the Atlantic
seaboard, that the producers of Kansas have
already secured. The meeting is to be held
some time in June, and invitations will be
extended to prominent business men and
producers throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota
and the Dakotas.
Elks nt Crookston.
CROOKSTON, Minn., May 14.—Delegations
of Minneapolis and St. Paul Elks arrived
here this morning, to institute a new lodge
of Elks this evening, to be known aa Crooks
ton Lodge No. 342. B. P. O. E*. Specials from
Fargo and Grand Forks have brought repre
sentatives of the order from those cities.
The entertainment^wound up with a banquet.
Tomorrow the Minnesota visitors will visit
Grand Forks, returning home Saturday.
DORflfl m po HURRY
ITTLE COMFORT FOR OFFICE*
SEEKERS IX WHAT HE
TALK WITH THE MAYOR-ELECT.
FTFTKBH APPLICANTS FOR CHIEP
OF POLICE AXD THE SAME
FIFTY FOR LICF.XSE INSPECTOR,
He Saya Gambling Will Not Be I'cr.
mitted—Other Features of Ilia
Mayor-elect Doran is going to keep a whois
lot of people on the anxious seat for some
time to come. That ls the conclusion to be
derived from an Interview obtained by a re
porter for the Olob cat Mr. Doran'a resi
dence last night. Mr. Doran's favorite pose
Is one showing his right profile. Some people
have started the report that this is a pose
habit acquired during the last few weeks—
that it is Mr. Doran's way of giving a too
persistent office-hunter the "dead face." But
this must be erroneous, for Mayor Doran ls a
mild-mannered and polite gentleman.
Mayor-elect Doran received the reporter cor
dially and talked freely. Ills words will bring
no relief to those candidates tortured with
doubts. They have yet some weeks, and may
be months, of worry before them, for Mayor
Doran needs time to make a definite choice
he says so.
"Is it true, Mr. Doran, that you have prom
ised the posltio'n of chief of police to M. N.
Goss?" was asked.
"No, it is not. And I may say nsw that I
have made no choice either for chief of po
lice or private secretary as yet I have coma
to no definite decision."
"Do you think it good policy to maka a
change In the head of the police department
! until after the big encampment—considering
Chief Clark's recognized ability for the
place?" queried the reporter.
"Well, that Is a matter that it takes time
to decide," and as he said this. Mayor Doran
looked at a large pastel portrait on the oppo
site side of the room.
"What about the rumor that a movement
is on foot looking to the retention of Chief
Clark until after the encampment?"
"It has not come to me in any definite
shape. I have heard it, but merely as a
rumor. No one has been to see me about
It, though I understand a certain elemont ls
Interested ln such a movement. My opinion
is." and here the mayor was emphatic, "that
no one man is indispensable to any part of
the American people." Saying which. Mayor
Doran stopped, and his redundant right hand
closed on the arm of his chair.
"Well, but what do you think you would
do in case the request were made by the G.
A. R., for instance?"
"The members of the G. A. H. are minding
their own business. Of course, I would con
sider such a request if properly brought be
fore me. But I have not heard that the
j G. A. R. ls interesting itself ln any way. I
am willing to listen at all times to sugges
tions from my friends." Mayor Doran placed
particular stress on the word "friends."
"But no suggestion will prevent me from
acting as I wyseM deem beat."
"i_.very administration has a policy, Mr.
Doran.- Have you as yet formulated yours,
or ate you going to dispense with one? What
about gambling, the social evil and kindred
forms of vice? What are you going to do
"I have always been opposed to devices
which would lead the young astray or place
them ln positions of temptation. I have al
l ways regarded gambling as a great evil, and
it can hare no place under my administra
tion. I will have officials who will obey my
wishes absolutely ln all things, If need be,
and the chief of police, as the head of the
city officers, will be a man who agrees with
me ln every respect. No man can work under
me who ls not my friend. I do not want un
friendly servants. And I will listen only to
"In regulating the elements you speak of,"
tbe mayor continued, "of course, many things
are to be considered, but you can say gambling
will not be tolerated.
"You can also say that, after asking for
their resignations, I believe In giving re tired
officials time to look around, to decide what
they will do, before stepping out," said Mayor
1 D.ran. "And you will oblige me by Just say
| Ing that ln the matter of appointments, furth
! er than I have expressed myself, 1 am en
tirely non-committal. It may be some time
before I make any changes."
In closing the Interview, Mr. Doran took
occasion to state that there were about fifteen
candidates for chief of police, and about tho
same number for the position of private sec
retary. But the number of applicants for the
position of city license inspector is appalling
—ever fifty of them all looking for the one
position. Mayor Doran doesn't understand It.
He ls worried, and he looks It. He has a
careworn, hunted, harrassed cast of counten
ance, common to a jack rabbit ln a coyote
country, If the expression may bo permitted
without disrespect. He apparently cannot de
cide on his appointees, and he Ir waiting for
something to turn up. He Is entitled to all
kinds of sympathy. But another trip Into the
rural fastnesses may give him a chance to
recover. He pleads guilty to the charge of
leaving town the other day to obtain rest.
• * »
O. H. Arosin will be the president of the
new assembly. This is cut and dried. Many
were of the opinion that O. B. Lewis would
be selected to occupy the chair, but Mr. Lewis
declared that he did not desire the honor,
but preferred to remain on the floor of the
assembly. Consequently It has been arranged
to elect Mr. Arosin president of the assembly.
Certain important powers and duties attach
to this position other than the appointment
of committees. The president of the assem
bly selects the members of the common coun
cil who are to sit in the Joint court house
and city hall commission. He also aces with
the mayor and city treasurer in passing upon
all bids for school supplies. Formerly he had
a voice in the appointment of the county as
sessor, but under the ruling of the supreme
court a year ago that power now rests solely
with the mayor and the county auditor.
• • •
It Is also settled that Aid. Markham will
be the president of the next board of alder
men. As such he will be the acting mayor
of St. Paul In the absence of Mr. Doran. It
ls understood that Mayor-elect Doran express
ed the desire that Aid. Markham accept the
presidency of the board of aldermen for this
• • •
It was learned yesterday that an important
conference of Republican leaders, local and
state, will be held Sunday at Chisago lake.
Dar Reese, clerk of the supreme court, has
gone to the lake to make ready for the recep
tion of the other gentlemen, who arc expected
to leave St. Paul In a special car at 4:OC Satur
day afternoon. Among the gentlemen men
tioned who will participate ln the conference
are A. C. Clausen, Fred C. Schiffmann, Henry
Feig, • Tarns Blxby. Henry Johns, Senator
Sheehan, Robert Seng, Co). Sam Lowenstein.
Eli Warner, Moses E. Clapp, E. S. Rogers,
F. C. Stevens, Editor Bronson Strain, Secre
tary of State Berg and Deputy State Auditor
There may be some fishing done by two or
three of the party, but the chase of the finny
' i tribe will cut but little figure compared to the
i talks between the men who do so much In the
management of Republican conventions. Sev
eral of the gentlemen mentioned are candi
dates for state offices, or political mancgers for
candidates. Mr. Stevens is a candidate for
congress, to succeed CoL Kiefer, and the Pio
neer Press says Ell Warner is a candidate foi