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VOL. XIX.—NO. 146.
THE ST. PfVUL GLOBE.
MONDAY, MAY £5.
Weather for Today-
Ax-Treasurer Nelson Dead.
House aad Senate Forecast.
Disastrous Hail in North west.
Cloudburst at Marshalltown.
Four Victim* of Gasoline.
Funeral of D. D. Merrill.
Lutherans Split on Secret Societies.
British Patriotism on Dayton's Bluff.
Cuba's ClTil War.
Acker Post Memorial Services.
Proulbf Divided on Silver.
Saints Leave for the East Today,
Blues and Tigers Win Games.
Results in the National.
Condition of the Crops.
Markets of the World.
Globe's Popular Wants.
Farm and Household.
Politics Agitating Wall Street.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK, May 24.—Arrived: Vendam,
HAVRE — Arrived: La Touraine, New
SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Saale, New
QUEENSTOWN — Sailed: Lucania, New
Market Report—Fish stories are com
ing in faster than fish from Minnesota
The man who did not pay his hose
rent this spring appears to have a
head of about the proper size.
Whether Jupiter Pluvlus saved St.
Paul or Indianapolis from defeat yes
terday will probably never be known.
If Mr. Peffer would give more at
tention to his whiskers and less to
government bonds, he would serve his
country much better than he is doing.
Greater New York is raising some
lough youngsters. A Manhattan baby
[ell five stories, striking two clothes
lines on the way, and was picked up
The cranberry marshes of Massa
chusetts have burned. Those of Wis
consin, however, are all right. The
Badgers can swap the Bay State fel
lows cranberries for turkies.
An Alabama Populist read a series of
resolutions in the house Saturday im
peaching President Cleveland. The
house showed Its good sense by
iquelching him immediately,
The British pay $5,000,000 a year for
learning to play golf. No returns are
In on what it costs Americans to play
the same game. But, then, very few
Americans really learn to play golf.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says
It will take hard money to get into the
St. Louis convention. At last there
Is a chance for the Southern delegate
to make enough to pay his board bill.
A farm paper, clean daft on silver,
says that "the darkest clouds are al
ways golden on their upper sides."
This is a rank discrimination against
Bilver in the house of one of its stanch
"One of the unwritten laws," says
Mr. Grosvenor, "is that a candidate
shall not make the platform." Stuff
and nonsense, Mr. G. Who made that
Ohio platform? And what was it made
for, except to foreshadow the St. Louis
When that senate committee that is
going to investigate Oriental competi
tion with our infants makes up its
report, a chapter might be given to a
history of Le Due's tea-planting ven
ture, and how the heathen Chinee
smothered that infant.
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An Ohio Democratic elector is blow
ing around that he will never vote for
a gold man in the electoral college.
He isn't dangerous, however. It is con
ceded that McKinley will be nominated
at St. Louis, and it may as well be con
ceded that he will carry Ohio.
The harmony in the New York dele
gation to St. Louis is becoming so in
tense that the attention of the Empire
state militia may have to be called to
it Warner Miller says Tom Piatt's at
tacks upon McKinley are "untruth
ful, infamous and outrageous."
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The Garfield post man who drew up
those resolutions against Judge Loch
ren should have taken things easy for
a few days, and he wouldn't have
drawn the resolutions at all. Judge
Lochren is a great man, who cannot
be bowled over with a squirt gun.
In-spite of the honey and treacle that
is being spooned out to Tom Reed by
the McKinley organs to entice him to
accept the second place, we apprehend
that he will decline to be the slab-cided,
flop-eared elephant In the show of the
"advance agent of prosperity" who
plays the acrobatic feat of riding two
horses at the same time.
Tom Reed has pumped wind into his
tires and is speeding along at his old
gait. He now tells a reporter that "the
senate is where politicians go to when
they die." Paris remains the place of
refuge for good people when they
puncture their moral tires, a change
of Shakespeare's expression necessitat
ed by. modern innovations.
McKinley is posted on the mishaps
that have overtaken presidential candi
dates by a too free expression of opin
ion. He recalls the letter Henry Clay
wrote that cost him the Liberty votes
of New York and the presidency, and
Scott's "hasty bowl of soup" and Han
cock's local issue tariff letter are all
distinct Warnings to him to keep his
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
AWAITING THE VETO
SENATE WILL STAY IN SESSION
UNTIL CLEVELAND ACTS ON
THE HARBOR BILL.
BOND BILL HAS THE FLOOR.
ITS OPPONENTS CSING EVERY
MEANS TO OBSTRUCT A FINAL
VOTE ON IT.
HOUSE NEARLY READY TO QUIT.
Nebraska Populist Threatens to
Block All Special Legislation
at the Wind-Up.
WASHINGTON, May 24.—The outlook as to
the line of proceeding in the senate during
the present week Is not very clear. It is the
general understanding that the debate on
Senator Butler's bond resolution will con-
I t-'nuo Monday and possibly longer, but If It
J'fl-'.ds the floor beyond Monday there will be
* as. ?ffort to displace it with the general de
fUUacy appropriation bill. This is the only
one of the appropriation bills which has not
received the attenttieo of the senate, and as
H has now been reported the members of the
appropriation committee are really anx
ious to take it up at the earliest practicable
date. On the other hand, Senator Butler,
who has charge of the bond bill, feels that if
a -vote is not had on his bill before this ap
propriation bill Is passed it may be impossible
to hold a quorum, which will, therefore, in
sist upon going forward to a finish before the
deficiency bill is considered. He thinks it
will be possible to conclude the debate upon
the bond bill Monday, or at the latest Tues
day. Senators Dubois and Pritchard have
stated that they would ask to be heard on
the bond bill before a vote is taken, and it
is probable also that Senator Allison may
submit some remarks upon it.
The opponents of the bond bill will try to
prevent a vote being reached at all, and some
of them will obstruct Its progress to the
fullest extent possible with appropriation
bills and by other legitimate means at their
command. Of the fifteen general appropria
tion bills only six have become laws, leaving
eight still to be sent to the president, and
ncne of these except the legislative and the
river and harbor bill are entirely out of con
ference. There will, therefore, be numerous [
conference reports to be presented, and as
these are always privileged matters, they can
be used to displace the bond bill. Ordinarily
the deficiency bill would not occasion pro
longed debate, but it may be used to prevent
the consideration of others.
It is expected that during the week the
bill to repeal the provision for the rebates of
the tax on alcohol used to the arts will be
passed without opposition or the consumption
of much time. The filled cheese bill is
also to be debated as opportunity offers.
Senator Lodge counts upon time to consider
the immigration bill. Senator Mitchell, of
Oiegon, hopes also to put up his resolution
providing for the election of United States
senators by direct vote of the people, as does
Senator Hill the bill defining contempt of
The talk is general that the date of final
adjournment will depend almost entirely upon
the length of time the president may hold
the river and harbor bill. Without having
any direct authority for the supposition, sena
tors generally expect a vote of that measure,
and count upon having to remain long enough
to attempt to pass it, despite the executive
disapproval. Senator Allison expressed the
opinion today that in case of early action by
the president, whether favorably or adversely,
the senate would be prepared to ad
journ by the first of next week. In that
event, everything would be rushed aside this
week for the appropriation bills.
is rapidly clearing the decks for final ad
journment. Conference reports are likely to
consume • a large portion of the time of the
house this week, as they did last. In the last
days of the session little indulgence Is given
members, and by the operation of the rules
in matters of high privilege, like conference
reports, questions can be brought to a vote
at the will of the leaders. The general clam
or for unanimous consent legislation, which
becomes louder as the session draws to a
close, promises to be entirely checked at this
session by the action of Mr. Kern (Pop., Neb.)
if he persists in his threat He demanded
the "regular order" at every opportunity last
week, and threatens to continue to' do so to
the end of his congressional career, unless
the speaker recognizes him, to move the pas
sage of a bill to grant an abandoned military
reservation to his state. If he carries out
his programme he will relieve Speaker Reed,
whom he is Keeking to embarrass, of the im
mense pressure to which a speaker is al
ways subjected at such times. The Phillips
labor commission bill and the Erdman arbi
tration bill, which were crowded out by con
ference reports last week, will be brought up
this week if time permits. The bill to re
peal the free alcohol clause of the present
tariff law, in the shape of the compromise
proposition agreed on by the friends and
foes of the measure, will, however, be allowed
the right of way before these two bills. There
are also six election cases on- the calendar.
The Murray vs. Elliott case from South Caro
lina and the Mitchell vs. Walsh case from
New York, in both of which the majority re
ports favor the Republican contestants, are
the most urgent of these, and it is the inten
tion of the leaders to dispose of them at this
session. Tomorrow is District of Columbia
GIVES MIDDIES A CHANCE.
Committee Will Indorse the Naval
WASHINGTON, May 24.—The prospects for
the passage of a genral reorganization bill
for the increased efficiency of the naval serv
ice has greatly improved during the last week,
for the subcommitte on rank will report on
Tuesday next a perfected measure to the
house naval committee. A progressive Increase
In the corps of naval engineers has been
recommended, and this increase will be se
cured from the various schools of the coun
try as well as from the naval academy.
The bill proposed by Mr. Wilson, of New
York, has been made the basis of the general
measure. The rights of the staff to official rec
ognition are recognized. Remedial legislation
is given to the line of the navy by making it
possible for the young officer, to secure com
mand of the ship at an early age. A regular
flow of promotion is provided for In the upper
grades of the line.
The passage of this bill gives promise of
fcrever settling the line and staff quarrel
which has been carried on for the past forty
years. The surgeons and the paymasters have
been given substantial relief, while warrant
rank has been accorded the apothecaries. Ay
increase in the pay of the machinists has
been provided for, and there is but very little
doubt that this will bring excellent men to
enlist in this rating.
OLIVER T. MORTON PROTESTS.
Doesn't Want the Statne of His
Father Removed From Its In
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24.—Oliver T.
Morton, clerk of the federal court of appeals
at Chicago, appeared "'before the soldiers'
monument regents today to protest against
the removal of his father's statue from its
present sits in Monument place, where It boa
MONDAY MORNING, MAY 25. 1896.
stood since 1877. The nunument to the "War
Governor" was erected out of subscriptions
by his friends to a fund for that purpose,
and the legislature gave permission for it to
be placed on the ground where the soldiers'
monument now stands. Mr. Morton learned
that it was the purpose of the regents to re
move the monument to another place, and he
came here at the instance of his mother to
protest against it The regents said that it
was too early to consider the matter and
reach a decision, but they assured him that
they would not take final action till his
mother had been ' fully informed of their
READY FOR A SEA FIGHT.
Filibuster* Man Their Steamers
With Biff Gun*.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 24.—The steam
ers Laurada and Three Friends, laden with
men, arms and ammunition, are now afloat
for Cuba. The Laurada, which landed rec
ently an expedition In Cuba, appeared off
the mouth of the St Johns river yesterday
morning. The vessel came for a cargo of
munitions stored at the river's mouth, but
feared to enter, owing to the presence of the
cutter Boutelle. Last night however, while
the Boutelle was watching the Three Friends
up the river, the tug Kate Spencer took the
arms out to the Laurada.
The Kate Spencer took to the Laurada 100
Cubans, who came here from Tampa last
night by special train. The Cubans were
commanded by Rafael Portundo, formerly Ma
ceo's chief of staff, but now secretary of for
eign affairs of the Cuban republic. With the
arms and men aboard, the Laurada sailed
about midnight. Meanwhile the cutter Bout
well, with gunports open, was watching^ the
arms-laden Three Friends at Jacksonville,
and during the night the Washington authori
ties ordered Capt. Kilgore, of the Boutwell,
not to detain the Three Friends unless it had
a "mltttapy expedition" on board.
As the Three Friends had only arms and
ammunition on board, and was regularly
cleared for Key West, Capt. Kilgore let It
go at 5 o'clock this morning. The revenue
cutter followed the Three Friends down the
river and for five miles to sea. The Laurada
and Three Friends are prepared to fight if
attacked by Spaniards. Each vessel has sev
eral cannon mounted. Cubans here say arms
and ammunition sufficient to supply 15,000
men are carried. There are many field
pieces and rapid-fire guns on board. Spanish
Vice Consul Mariategin is indignant because
the Laurada and Three Friends were not
NO TREATY WITH RUSSIA.
LI Hone Chang Denies the Rumor
of an Alliance.
MOSCOW, May 24.—Li Hung Chang, special
envoy of the emperor of China to the corona
tion of the czar, has submitted to an Inter
view on the subject of his mission in Russia
and in other Western countries which he will
visit when he leaves Russia, He said that he
Intended to go to America, France and Eng
land. The mission entrusted to him, he con
tinued, aside from the coronation, was to
study the European and American systems of
government, with a view of introducing foreign
customs into China.
He formally denied that any treaty bad yet
been concluded with Russia, as has been so
often asserted in the last few months. He
also said that he had no projects for the
conclusion of treaties with any power. Rus
sia and China, he averred, were in accord
on all points, and It was China's wish to
maintain the same excellent relations with
Questioned as to the relations of China
to Great Britain, Li said that it was difficult
to make himself acquainted with this point
until he had visited England.
COASTS THROUGH A WINDOW.
Probably Fatal Cycle Ride of Ed
ward Llcklederer at Atchison.
ATCHISON, Kan.,May 24.—A most singular
bicycle accident occurred In this city last
evening, as a result of which Edward Llck
lederer, aged twenty-two years. Is a sufferer
from unusual wounds, which probably will
prove fatal. Young Licklederer was coasting
down North Fifth avenue, a very steep thor
oughfare, and speeding at the rate of thirty
miles or more an hour, when, losing control
of his machine, he was shot through a large
plate glass window of a corner store, land
ing against the inside wall on the far side
of the building with terrific force. His head
was almost chopped to pieces. His nose was
splintered, his ears almost torn off and his
face and body were lacerated with many
cuts that reached to the bone, and which,
even should he recover, will horribly disfig
ure him for for life.
CZAR SWORE ALLEGIANCE.
Ceremony of Consecrating; the New
Standard at Moscovr.
MOSCOW, May 24.—The grand duke Vladi
mir today, in behalf of the czar, commanded
the grand church parade of troops. The
consecration of the new imperial standard in
the presence of the czar and czarina, the
grand dukes and foreign princes and the gen
eral staff, was performed this afternoon in
the throne room, together with a display of
the banners and arms of all the territories
and historic events of the empire, In the
palace armories, accompanied by interesting
ceremonies. The consecration occurred at
the Novaia Omjeinla palace within the Krem
lin. Part of the ceremony is the swearing of
allegiance by the czar to the colors. The
higher clergy, arrayed in sumptuous canoni
cals, took part in the ceremony. After it
was concluded the czar and czarina returned
to the Alexandrinsky palace, where the im
perial pair passed the period in the evening
before the coronation at their devotions.
COST OF NICARAGUA CANAL.
Over 9130,000,000 Required to Con
nect the Atlantic and Pacific
The estimated cost of the Nicaragua canal
is increased by the government commission
whose report has just appeared. The cost
however, in spite of this Increase, remains
within the bounds of the capital which can
be raised, and the aid which can be legiti
mately extended by the United States.
The original estimate of the Nicaragua
Canal company, ten years ago, was $66,466 -
880. The present estimate by the government
commission is $133,472,893. This is just dou
ble. In the Interval, however, the estimates
made by the company have been increasing
as the difficulties were better known. Of
late the estimates usually, made have placed
the cost at from $100,000,000 to $110,000,000.
The report of the government commission,
instead of doubling this latter estimate, as
was freely predidcted, advances only to a
round $433,500,000. As this commission was se
lected in no friendly spirit, and its instruc
tions were evidently intended to render it
certain that Its estimates included every pos
sible item of cost, the figures which it has
now published may be accepted as final.
The total outlay needed to connect the
oceans may be unhesitatingly placed at be
tween $130,000,000 and $150,000,000. As canals
go this is not an extravagant sum. The Suez
canal Is ninety-two miles long, dug in sand,
without rock and with no difficulties, and
cost $102,750,000. It has paid dividends from
A Dutchman Beat Johnson.
PARIS, May 24.— J. S. Johnson, the Amer
ican wheelman, has not yet resumed his for
mer good form. He was beaten today by a
length In the 2.000 meters scratch race by
the Dutchman, Eden. He was also beaten in
the mile handicap.
Was Wilkes Booth's Guard.
LANSING, Mich., May 24.—Lieut. Luther B.
Baker who, as an officer of the government
detective service, had charge of the party
which captured Wilkes Booth, the assassin of
President Lincoln, died here today, aged sixty
French Honor the Csar.~'
PARIS, May 24.—A fete Russe rift£ given
tonight at the Grand opera house iff honor
of the ooronation of the czax,
BAIL, Pfl, FLOOD
ELEMENTS WERE DESTRUCTIVE IN
MANY PARTS OF THE NORTH
AN ICY BOMBARDMENT
RESULTS IN WHOLESALE DESTRUC
TION AT MINOT AND OTHER
FLOOD FROM CLOUDBURST.
Marshalltown, lowa, Partly Sub
merged—Great Destruction of
Crops and Live Stock.
Special to the Globe.
MINOT, N. D., May 24.—A severe and dam
aging hall storm passed ever this section
this afternoon, causing serious damage to
crops. Many buildings are without windows.
The full amount of the damage cannot be
estimated, but will reach j .several hundred
dollars. The principal sufferers from the
storm were the Great Northern, there being
over 200 window lights broken In their round
house here, and the Leland oetel, all of the
windows on the west side of the building
being broken out. Several plate glass fronts
v. ere broken, among which was the elegant
plate glass front in the Tompkins block, on
Main street, totally demolished. Stock on the
ranges suffered severely from the storm. In
a number of Instances cattle were pounded to
death by the hail. The stones were of enor
mous size, and fell with terrific force. The
storm was accompanied by severe lightning,
doing considerable damage, one or two small
barns In the Louse river valley being struck
by lightning. Crops in the valley are a
TORRENTS FROM THE CLOUDS.
Marshalltown Partly Submerged—
Crops and Live Stock Suffered.
MARSHALLTOWN, 10., May 24.—A cloud
burst today between La Moille and State
Center caused Linn creek, which flows through
this city, to rise in one hour from a mere
rivulet to a river half a mile wide. The Chi
cago & Northwestern tracks and roadbed,
and two bridges near La Moille, were se
riously damaged. The flood destroyed crops
and drowned considerable livestock. A heavy
hall accompanied the rain. All the railroad
yards in this city are submerged, and dwell
ings In the lowlands flooded to a depth of three
feet. Some of the residents were rescued in
boats, having narrow escapes. Railroad traf
fic cannot be resumed for a day or two. lowa
river is also on the biggest rampage for fif
CREDULOUS CLIFF DWELLERS.
More Swindlers Reap a Harvest la
the Zenith City.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., May 24.^-A number of
Duluth people have been taken in by two oily
tongued swindlers, who offered bargains in
clothing, and Rev. A. W. Ryan, of the Epis
copal church, was one of the victims. The
swindlers showed handsome samples of suit
ings, which they claimed were on exhibition
at the Atlanta exposition, and which could
not be sold to Jobbers, as they were of foreign
manufacture, and custom ■ duties were so
heavy that the sale of) the goods were prac
tically prohibited. Deposits were required,
and when they were paid, neither agents,
money or clothes were seen again. The police
are looking for the swindlers, one of whom
Is named McCormick.
THESE FOR SILVER.
Faribault County Democrats Indorse
Special to the Globe.
BLUE EARTH CITY, Mlriii.\ May 24.—The
Democratic county convention held In this
city yesterday was more enthusiastic than
might be expected, and worked harmoniously
throughout, adopting the appended resolution
and electing the following delegates to the
state convention: S. Pfeffer, Anson Bartlett,
Charles E. Brady, Emll Kuester, Paul Mc-
Guiggan, Robert Andrews, Thomas Keegan,
Morris Lonergan, John T. Ingails:
"Resolved, That we are id favor of free
and unlimited coinage of silver by the United
States government at the ratio of 16 to 1, and
that our nine delegates to the state Demo
cratic convention be instructed acordingly."
AS LARGE AS BASE BALLS.
Hailstones "West of Sleepy Eye De
vastated the Fields.
Special to the Globe. "*
SLEEPY EYE, Minn., May 24.—Rain fell
in torrents today, beginning at 2 o'clock. It
was accompanied by a terrible hall storm
west of Sleepy Eye, this side of Springfield.
For three miles wide and ten miles long the
grain was pounded Into the ground. All
glass on the north side of farm buildings
was destroyed. The passenger train from
the West went through the -■storm and all
glass and blinds on the north side of the
coaches were broken. Hail fell from one to
three inches in diameter.
Memorial at Hasting-*.
Special to the Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., May 24.—The union
memorial service at the Presbyterian church
this morning was very largely attended, the
Rev. H. J. Harrington, pastor of the Metho
dist church, delivering an able sermon, ap
propriate to the occasion. The singing by the
choir was grand. The members of Peller
Post No. 89, G. A. R., were escorted from
post headquarters to the church by Company
E, N. G. S. M., in command" of Capt. J. M.
Hall Smashed the Windows.
Special to the Globe.
DEVIL'S LAKE, N. D., May 24.—Over $300
w th of damage by broken window glass
resulted from a heavy hail storm this even
ing. Hail stones measuring from one to
five inches came down titieb and fast for
fifteen minutes, breaking all window lights
facing west, and a large number facing
north. A number of plate glass windows
were broken. Heavy rain followed the hail
Jndge Angel Dead.
Special to the Globe.
RICE LAKE, Wis., May 24.—Hon. F. M.
Angel, a very old resident joX this city, died
from apoplexy, at 4 o'clock this morning,
aged sixty years. Deceased was a prominent
Democrat and during his prime held many
positions of trust in Barron county. At the
time of his death he was second municipal
Judge of this county.
Baccalaureate Sermon Preached.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., May 24.—8 accalaureate
services were held today at ihe state normal,
school hall, "a large audience being present.
The address was delivered by Dr. H. A.
Cleveland, formerly of Siv.Paul. Commence
ment exercises will be held in the opera
house Friday next.
Addressed by Rev. M'Klnley.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., May 24.—Rev. William
McKinley, of St. Paul, preached the annual
senuon to the normal graduating class at the
First Congregational church this evening. A
large audience was present, In spite of the
rain. He spoke on "Life's Duty."
FOUR WERE CREMATED.
Victims of a Chicago Gasoline Ex
CHICAGO. May 24.—8y the explosion of a
gasoline stove on Townsend street today a
family of six persons was almost extermi
nated. Four are dead and a fifth is so badly
burned that- death is almost certain. The
names of the dead are:
OTTO MALM, a carpenter, thirty-two years
SIMA MALM, eight years old.
HILYA MALM, six years old.
OTTO MALM JR.. three years old.
Mrs. Ella Malm, thirty-three years old,
burned about the bands, arms and face; will
Ellen Malm, eight years old, severely
burned about the head and body; will prob
Mrs. Malm, the wife and mother, had c**s
en to prepare breakfast, and her husband
and children were still in bed and asleep.
She lighted a gasoline stove, when the res
ervoir which holds the supply of oil exploded,
throwing the burning fluid about the rooms.
Before the sleeping members of the family
could be takes out, or even warned, they
were shut in by flames and burned almost
to a crisp. When the explosion occurred
Mrs. Malm rushed frantically from the dwell
ing and screamed for help. She then re
turned to the house, soon reappearing with
her three-year-old child In her arms. Pieces
of burning clothing still adhered to the
burned flesh of the baby, and it died shortly
afterwards. The screams of the mother had
by this time brought the neighbors to the
scene. The fire department was summoned,
and firemen rushed into the rooms and re
moved the Inmates, while water was thrown
upon the flames. The mother's burns were
attended to by the doctors, and it was found
they were comparatively slight She was re
moved to the home of friends.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY HILL.
"Wisconsin Delegates Prepare to
Make an Annual Visit.
EAGLE, Wis., May 24.—A large delegation
are preparing to make their annual pilgrim
age to Holy Hill, near Schleisingerville, this
state, and in company with delegations from
most eastern and southeastern Wisconsin
Catholic societies will unite with the Mil
waukee pilgrims under the command of ex-
Senator Kroeger, leaving that city at an
early hour next Tuesday morning. Many of
them go with a hope and faith to receive
cure of bodily infirmities, others because of
religious enthusiasm, and yet others In
thanksgiving for benefits received on pre
So far as is known, this famous Holy Hill
is the only Wisconsin territory credited with
power of miraculous healing, to its hundreds
of annual pilgrims who came sick and on
crutches, returning well and able, leaving
their crutches behind them in a corner set
aside for that purpose.
A special feature of these wonderful cures
and of the Increasing popularity of these an
nual pilgrimages is that they are without mon
ey and without price; a hill rising from the
undulating farm lands; an unpretentious tem
ple of worship at its top, whereon, it is said,
good Father Marquette, at an early day, rest
ed and communed with a higher power, now
in charge of a reverend father, a visit and
prayer, a coming away cured of bodily iu
flrmities, with. renewed spiritual strength.
IS EXPECTED IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Police Are Watching; for Rev. Her
man, of Salt Lake.
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 24.—N0 particu
larly interesting developments have come to
light today In connection with the story of
Rev. Francis Herman and the two missing
girls, Henrietta Clausen and Annie Samuel
son, referred to in the dispatches last night.
When the Samuelson girl left here or disap
peared, in January last, it was given out
that she went to visit her friend, Fritz Hi
deen, in the employ of the Pullman Car com
pany, at Chicago. It is said a letter has been
received In this city from Hideen saying the
girl cannot be found in Chicago.
The police have found books, apparel and
other things in the pastor's room in the
church which have been Identified as belong
ing to the missing girls. The last that* has
been heard of Herman was a letter mailed at
Kansas City on May 11, In which he said he
was on his way to Decorah, 10. Dispatches
from Decorah, 10., Crookston, Minn, and
Kansas City say no more trace of Herman
can be found. It is known here that he had
church subscriptions made in Minneapolis,
where he was to collect personally. The police
department Is making every effort to locate
the missing pastor.
TROLLEY CAR CAPSIZED.
Twelve Passengers on a Denver
Line Seriously Injured.
DENVER, Colo., May 24.—A car on the
Agate avenue line of the tramway company
got out of the control of the motorman near
midnight last night, Jumped the track at a
curve when down hill at high speed and
turned over. There were seventy-four pas
sengers on the car, a dozen of whom were
injured. The mest seriously hurt are: Mrs.
Sarah Hapon, aged thirty-six, internal in
juries, bruised and cut; may die.
Mrs. Jessie Connet, aged twenty-five, con
cussion of the brain; probably internal in
Mrs. Albert Zimmerman, aged thirty-six,
scalp wound and cut over forehead.
DENVER, Col., May 24.—Regarding the
wholesale destruction of mall matter at Crip
ple Creek, Postoffice Inspector McHensley
says that Postmaster Rose had authority to
burn only old papers which were uncalled
for. He adds that the failure to distribute
mails properly In Cripple Creek postoffice is
due chiefly to the incompetency of the post
master, and that he has frequently reported
the facts to the department at Washington.
Weyler's Tobacco Decree Modified.
MADRID, May 24.—Senor Canovas Del Cas
tello, the premier, declares that he will only
sanction the export of orders for tobacco from
Cuba which were given prior to Capt. Gen.
Weyler's decree prohibiting the export of to
bacco. This is presumably in reply to the
representations made by the United States
government to Spain with regard to the pro
hibition of the export of tobacco from Cuba.
Gen. Echols Dead.
STAUNTON, Va., May 24.—Gen. John Ech
ols, receiver and general manager of the
Chesapeake, Ohio & Southern railroad of
Kentucky, and president of the National Val
ley bank, of Staunton, died at the residence
of his son, State Senator Edward Echols, at
8 o'clock tonight, of poisoning.
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Bermuda Plays in Luck.
NEW YORK, May 24.—News reached this
city today from Puerto Principe, Honduras,
that the steamship Bermuda, with a large
cargo of ammunition and provisions, had a
narrow escape from being captured by the
Spanish warships on her last cruise.
Rev. Wingneld** Condition Serious.
BENECIA, CaL, May 24.—Rt. Rev. J. H. D.
Wingneld, Episcopal bishop of the missionary
district of Southern California, was stricken
with paralysis last night, and is in a very
PRICE TWO CENTS—j £$Sc&m
TOOK A FATAL DOSE
EX-COUNTY TREASURER A. N. NEL
SON DIES FROM MORPHINE
LIES IN A STUPOR ALL NIGHT,
BEFORE HIS FRIGHTENED WII-'U
FINDS HIM AND CALLS MEDI
CORONER THINKS IT SUICIDE.
Dr. Whltcomb Will Hold an Autopsy
an Air of Mystery.
Ex-County Treasurer Andrew N. Nelson
died at St. Joseph's hospital at 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon from the effects of an over
doss of morphia.
Mr. Nelson left his home Saturday morn
ing, seemingly is the best of spirits. He
kissed his wife and children good-by, saying
he would return in time for lunch. At noon,
however, he sent word to his wife that he
had been detained by a business engagement,
and would not be home until evening. Mrs.
Nelson thought nothing strange of her hus
band's absence until he did not arrive at
the supper hour, and then she became some
what uneasy. Mr. Nelson had been acting
strangely depressed for the past few weeks,
and while hardly believing that he would
take his own life, his wife recalled that he
had let drop certain remarks while discussing
his business affairs which served to make her
more apprehensive than she would otherwise
have been. Mrs. Nelson reassured her
self, however, with the thought that her
husband had frequently remained away from
home at meal time, and when 10 o'clock
came retired, confident that Mr. Nelson would
return by midnight
Mrs. Nelson awoke about 4 o'clock, end
finding her husband still absent, became thor
oughly alarmed. Hastily dressing, she made
her way to Mr. Nelson's office, in the Schutte
block, corner Seventh and Jackson streets.
The office door was locked, but she could
hear the heavy breathing of her husband on
the inside. Vainly she called his name and
pounded on the door in an endeavor to
awaken him. The heavy breathing continued,
but no response was elicited by her fright
John E. Llndberg, a nephew of Mrs. Nel
son, Is employed by Mr. Nelson as a clerk
in his insurance business, and was known
to have a key to the office. He Uvea on East
University avenue, between Canada and
Jackson streets. Mrs. Nelson hurried to
Llndberg's house, and, after securing the
key, almost ran back to the office. She op
ened the door and found her husband appa
rently asleep on a lounge in a corner of the
' room. All effort to awaken him, however,
proved futile. It was now nearly 6 o'clock,
and Mrs. Nelson hurriedly summoned Drs,
Robert Wheaton and Rogers.
When the physicians arrived a few mo
ments later they found Mr. Nelson in a
comatose condition, and evidencing all the
symptoms of morphine poisoning. It was not
known when the drug had been administered,
but the physicians were of the opinion that
the unconscious man had taken a large quan
tity, probably as much as ten grains. The
work of resuscitating Mr. Nelson began at
once, and for three hours the physicians
labored unceasingly, spurred on by the grief
of the afflicted wife. Their efforts, however,
were productive of no results.
At 9 o'clock the unconscious form of Mr.
Nelson was taken to St. Joseph's hospital,
where Drs. Wheaten and Rogers again at
tempted to revive life's dying spark, but
with the exception of a momentary rally
shortly after 1 o'clock, their efforts were un
availing, and at 4:05 o'clock Mr. Nelson
died In the presence of his wife and eldest
Coroner Whltcomb was at once notified of
Mr. Nelson's death, and, after viewing the
remains, directed that the body be removed
to Dampler's undertaking, rooms, where an
autopsy will be held at noon today. The cor
oner Is of opinion that It Is a case of sui
* Mr. Nelson was the local agent for the Buf
falo German and several other fire and life
Insurance companies. He was also promin
ent In secret society circles, and was a mem
ber of a number of orders, including the
Odd Fellows, Masons and Elks. Mr. Nelson
carried life Insurance In all of the benefit
societies of which he was a member, and was,
according to the statement of his wife, In
sured In other companies.
A singular story was abroad last night
which serves to add a complication to the
story of the death, and which, if true, would
throw a very unpleasant consciousness on
the persons Involved. It was to the effect
that a number of the members of one of the
building associations of which Mr. Nelson
was secretary had a business meeting sched
uled for his office Saturday night, and that
he was lying on the lounge when they
reached the office. Some of them, It is said,
tried to wake him, but without success, and
then, instead of making any alarm, concluded
that the heavy sleep was due to Intoxication.
This suspicion, if It really was entertained,
is now sufficiently proven unjust. The ru
mor stated that one of the members of the
party was City Clerk Matt Jensen, and Mr.
Jensen was aroused at his home, 612 York
street, late last night. Mr. Jensen had not
until then heard of Mr. Nelson's death and
expressed great surprise.
"You were at a meeting in Mr. Nelson's of
fice Saturday evening, were you not, Mr.
Jensen?" inquired the reporter.
"Who, me? Never heard of any meeting,"
said Jensen. "It's news to me. I haven't
the least Idea what the meeting was for, If
there was one. I know I wasn't there.
"I have no Idea of the motive that could
have prompted Nelson to take his own life.
Though I know he did not have much money
—not as much, I have heard him say, as
when he was first elected county treasurer
yet I do not know that he was In any way
"Some time ago, just before Nelson took
a trip South, he told me that be was going
South for his health. Since he returned I
bad seen very little of htm. That's all I
know about Nelson. I know, however, that
he did a very large insuraooe business among
the St Paul Scandinavians. But I wish to
state positively that I was not at a meeting
in Nelson's office Saturday night; never knew
there was one, and have not the least idea
what it was for."
A. N. Nelson was born the 2d day of
March, 1819, at Backaskog. in the province ol
Kane, Sweden. He left that country the 28th
day of April, 1867, and landed in New York
May 12th of the same year. He went direct to
Vasa, Goodhue county, where he remained and
went to school for two months. Then ha
went to Clifton Mills, near River Falls, Wis.,
and hired out to a fanner. He remained
there three years working on a farm, and in
a saw mill during the winter. In the tall oi
IS7O he came to St. Paul and attended a
business college until June 24, 1871. He se
cured a situation with a retail shoe store on
Third street, where he worked three years,
when ho was taken sick and confined to his
bed for a portion of the winter of IS7S and
1874. Thinking that his sickness was duo
to Indoor work he went to work as a carpenter
for Shrive Bros., pledging himself to work for
two years at $1.25 a day the first year and
$1.50 a day the second year, with the provision
that he should work In the office at draughting
at least three months In the year. He worked
at this trade until 1878, when, business being
poor, he went to work In the St. Paul post
office as letter carrier, and later on as stamp
clerk, until the sprisg of 1882, when, on tht*
physician's advice, he resigned to seek out
It was at this time that, with the assist
ance of some friends, he organized the Sav
ings Building society, and was elected Its
secretary. Later he was elected secretary
of the Seventh Street Building Association 1
of the City of St PauL In 1883 he bought ou|
a small Are insurance agency of two com
panies, and this gave him a start In that line,
and formed the nucleus for the business hs
afterwards bulk up in that line. During;
the years that Mr. Nelsos has resided in St
Paul he worked manfully for the best in-,
teresis of the city. He was a man of ability
and intelligence, and was honored with the,
confidence of the voters of St. Paul by being
elected county treasurer on the Democratic
ticket three successive terms, beginning la
the fall of 1888.
STIRRED UP THE DELEGATES.
Binhop Thulium Demandn That Mor«
Msney Be Given to Missions.
CLEVELAND, 0., May 24.-BUhop Tho
turn took occasion In a sermon which hs
delivered at the armory today to lecture ths
delegates to the Methodiat conference foC
their Indifference regarding missions. Hishopt
Thoburn has long been a laborer in the mis
sion field of India, and he took the conferencs
to task severely for not giving better finan
cial support to the work.
"Some day." he said, "we all ahall stand
before the great white throne and we shall,
be asked, why, when we were in Cleveland,
four weeks, we did not do something fo»
the mission cause. The only answer we can;
make will be that we were too busy wltbl
previous questions, questions of privileges,
points of order and laying things on the table}
that we could not attend to missions."
Bishop Thoburn said he had come to Clevs*
land expecting something to be done, and li
the Methodist church would only act the
othor great Protestant denominations would;
follow it. It might be possible, with propen
efforts, to save one million souls a year in
India, but even at that rate It would take
two hundred years to Christianize the couu
The bishop's sermon has given rise to tails'
to the effect that a motion will be made to
morrow to reconsider the vote by which t(
was decided to re-elect no more blahops lit
order that an assistant for Bishop Thoburn
may be chosen. The bishop said tonight that
he did not care so much for an assistant.
Since the hard times began the money sup
! port of the mission has fallen off to auch alt
extent that tt will be necessary to send horns
from India, one in every six of the mis
sionaries now there. Bishop Thoburn de
nies the rumor that he would resign If the;
conference did not afford him help, but he
does say that if financial support Is not pro*
vlded by the conference he will remain tz%
this country and endeavor to raise the mone)(J
needed by personal effort.
PLENTY OF CASH FROM JAPAN.
It Tends to Weaken the Loiidoaf
LONDON, May 24.—Mone/ has been very"
easy during the week, the Japanese govern*!
dent having released £1,000,000 from the Bank
of England for the payment of indebtedness
here. The stock market was very quiet, with*,
considerable realizing at the present hlgbl
prices, the difficulties of finding good invest*
ment driving up prices for home railways,
while there was a large business in good lni
di .-atrial undertakings.
African mines were at a standstill, owing td
the uncertainty of the outlook In Africa, and]
mine operators are transferring their atten
tion to the West Australian market, whars
there was a considerable Increase in business.
The prospects of a speedy adoption of a motor,
power for street traffic in Englaad are begin
ning to adversely affect the omnibus com
panies. Sharp cycle company promotions ar«
booming, but the Times warns the public!
against over-confidence In these ventures.
American securities were neglected. Tho
week's changes were only fractional, and
were mostly downward. Grand Trunk securi
ties were weak in the absence of the expects^
improvement In the traffic returns.
RAN CARS SUNDAY.
Result la Mi I wanker Was Almost m
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 24.—Today was
the first Sunday that the Milwaukee Electrio
Railway and Light company has operated its
cars since the strike was Inaugurated threo
weeks ago tomorrow. During the day there
were no disturbances, but tonight cars wers
freely stoned and egged throughout the city.
This evening several motormen and a police
man was struck with stones, and had to be
removed to hospitals. A large mob of Poles
gathered at Lee and Bremen street and at
tacked the cars and officers. Policeman Kruss*
was stabbed, and seven arrests were made.
Several cars were pelted with bottles contain
ing blue vltrol and muriatic acid, and the
clothing of some of the passengers who rods
on them was ruined. The patronage on cara"
does not Improve, and there is no improve
ment fn the general boycott of business men>
sympathizing with the company.
"WITH MILITARY RITES
Remains of Gen. Falrchild Will Be
Taken to the Grave.
MADISON, Wis., May 24.—Gen. Fairchild
will be buried with all of the military cere
mony to which his rank as brigadier gen
eral entitles him. Gov. Upham has charge
of the arrangements and he has selected
Adjt. Gen. Charles King to look after the
details. Gen. King will have personal charge
of the military escort. The funeral will take
place from the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. The Rev. Fayette Durlln, of
Grace Episcopal church, will conduct the
services. No sermon will be preached, nog
will the remains lie in state.
DEBS SAYS NO.
Absolutely Refuses to Oecopy (he
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 24.—Eugene V.
Debs, president of the American Railway
Union, said tonight: "I will state for the
public print that I will not serve In a pub
lic office. I have a fixed opinion of a public
office, and do not care to hold one. Politics
and labor are two different Institutions, and
I will not give up labor for politics. The two
don't go well together, and I believe 1 am
of more use in labor. No, I will not go Into
politics, and will not accept the nomination
The Thirteen Class.
FRANKLIN. Ind., May 23.—The graduating
Class of the Franklin High school numbered
thirteen. Each speaker was limited to thir
teen minutes and the thirteenth speaker had.
just completed her thirteenth year of lohoo".