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Thursday: Minnesota. Wisconsin and Iowa:
Fair; colder; northerly winds.
North and South Dakota: Fair; continued
low temperature; northerly winds.
Montana— Fair; warmer in the western
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place. Tern.l Place. Tern.
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Duluth 12 Winnipeg —12
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Havre —24 Cheyenne 24—30
Helena o'Chicago 40—66
Edmonton —It! Cincinnati 66—70
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Prince Albert —IS New Orleans 68—76
Caleary —24 New York 54—60
Medicine Hat . ... .— l2 Pittsburg 66—72
Swiff Current — Ib l
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RIVER AT 8 A. M.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 2.0 0.0
La Crosse 10 2.3 0.0
Davenport 15 3.4 — 0.1
St. Louis 30 6.7 *0.1
Note — Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. — P. F. Lyons, Observer.
THE GOSPEL. OF DEMOCRACY.
No words could better convey the .
thoughts that lie deep in the hearts |
of all true Democrats today than those [
spoken by Postmaster General Wilson I
at the annual banquet of the New
York chamber of commerce. We have i
been waiting for some one so eminent j
in station that his voice could not be
ignored, to seize or make an opporta
nity for proclaiming anew at this time
the veritable gospel cf Democracy.
Here it is, with its admonition to Dem -
ocrats and Republicans alike, so sound
so needful that we wish it might
be held before the eyes of every voter
for the four years next to come.
It would he as untrue as it would be irra
tional to suppose that all the millions of
American voters who were massed behind the j
flag of free silver were conscious advocates
of repudiation and disaster or were less patri
otic than the mass of their countrymen.
Strange as it may seem, the question of
mainlining the financial integrity of the
country, of keeping good faith m public and I
private dialings was confused In the. minds !
of many citizens with the policy of defending j
a plutocracy, imaginary or real, whose in
terests were the interests of a class and to
that extent hostile to the interests of the
masses of the people.
In the honest belief of a section of the
voters, is becoming fixed the idea that gov
ernment is so administered and that laws are
so framed as to make unjust distribution of
social benefits; as to make more difficult the
upward path in life and to narraw the gate
way of opportunity for that vast majority
of youth whose sole dependence is individual
merit and individual effort.
If this points to a weak point in our politi
cal fabric, it is our duty to look fearlessly
and carefully to that point and to strengthen
It as best we may. If, on the other hand, it
rests on any real basis in our laws or in
the present working of our industrial or
ganization, those laws should be reformed
and that industrial organization should be
brought into harmony with Democratic gov
ernment. If we are to escape in the future
the cries we have heard in this campaign of
the power of plutocracy, of the classes and
the masses, of the antagonism between cap
ital and labor, and of the gulf between the
rich and the poor, all wrongs or abuses that
can breed and foster such ideas must be
patiently and honestly obliterated.
Here is the whole truth; and not the
half-truth which the Bryanites insisted i
upon, or the half-truth that the sound
money men are wont to look at with
bo earnest a gaze that nothing else
can come within their range of vision.
These two elements must be harmo
nized by the doing of complete and
equal justice, if we are to escape all
that we feared during the last cam
The great body of unrest and dis
content that gave force to Mr. Bryan's
cam] aign was made up, as wo have
often said, of honest and patriotic men.
To them the money question was a sec
ondary affair. They did not fully un
derstand it, or they could never have
taken the position that they did. They
were led away by the sophistries of the
silver leaders to imagine that the
things, of which they complained were
caused by the gold standard, and would
be remedied by free coinage. In that
they were lamentably in error. But
their mistake does not change the fact
that the grave abuses against which
they rose in mutiny, exist, and must
be corrected. If the party which has
l)een veiled into power shall consider
that the la si campaign settled all out
standing issues with the settlement of
the silver question; if it shall believe
that it has now only to go ahead with
raising the tariff, and letting other
things remain as they are, It will be
tray its own fortunes and bring calam
ity upon the nation. For this idea
of millions of voters that there is
something wrong in our state; that
there is not absolute equality for all;
that the groat combinations of capital
exercise an undue influence, both in
thr AorH-of politics and in the world
of business, is firmly fixed, and is not
Without its foundation in fact. Be
cause free silver is not a remedy for
the trust and its extortions, it was
es inopportune in this campaign as it
was Improper in itself considered.
But the trust and its extortions re
main. What* are we to do with them?
What are we to do to make the mean-
est citizen feel that he has the full
quota of . ri«lus -that trwe - democracy
offers him? What are we to do to dis
pel class prejudice that has been ex
cited, and would nd£'*have' responded
so readily to- passion's appeal were
there not injustice abroad in the land?
What are we to do to remedy inequal
ities and inadequacies in the distribu
tion of wealth? That is the great
problem of our future. , For the mo
ment, menaced by a graver danger, con- j
fronted with a suggested remedy that
was no remedy at*alC but only" the in
troduction of a new and more terrible
calamity, with the mighty silver trusts
ranged on one hand, and the other in
dustrial trusts on the other, the peo
ple of this country who couM' not bring
themselves to pure devotion to prin- i
ciple and to the support of Palmer and :
Buckner, had to choose between two I
evils. Because they chose what they
regarded as the lesser of the two, It j
does not follow that they approve or j
condone it. Now, it is possible, as it j
will not always be, to convince the peo- J
pie that the government is- equally for j
all of them. Pass by this opportunity, !
and the conviction that the govern
ment fosters and creates discrimina- |
tions and inequality will settle itself i
too firmly in the popular mind for j
THE CARVER LAM) CLAIM.
No fee owner of realty ia this region
need lose any sleep over the report
from Ohio that there has been discov
ered, among the musty records of an
Ohio registry office the deed executed
by Hawnopawjatin and Otohtongoom
lisheaw, chiefs of the Naudowissies, to
Jonathan Carver, in consideration of
his mediation that had brought peace
between the latter and the Chippewas.
This instrument, signed with a tortoise
and a snake as the sign manuals of j
the chiefs, conveyed to Carver all that
land lying within boundaries which
begin at the Falls of St. Anthony, run
along the east bank of the Mississippi
as far south as the south end of Lake
Pepin, where the Chippewa joins the.
Mississippi, thence eastward five days'
travel, counting twenty English miles
per day; thence north six days' travel,
and thence west in a straight line to
the falls. It was executed at a coun
cil held in Waukon-teebe, known to
later days as Carver's cave in Dayton's
bluff, now sacrificed to the insatiate
appetite of railways and trade.
It is somewhat singular that Carver,
in his book of travels, says nothing
about this conveyance, although he re
ports the speech he made to the council
in the cave. It was not until after
Carvei's death that Dr. Lettson pre
fixed a copy of the deed to an edition
of Carver's travels, which was pub
lished in 1781. Lettson claimed that
the deed was stolen from him three
years later, and it has never since been
seen. After his return to England
Carver sought royal permission to pub
lish an account of bis travels, but noth
ing appears to indicate that he also
sought royal ratification of this grant.
In fact it would have been useless, for
three years before Carver left Boston
for his travels, in the course of which
the pretended grant was made, the
king issued a decree prohibiting any
private person taking grants of land
occupied by the Indians. The sover
eignity thus asserted became actual
later and passed, by the treaty of 1783,
to the United States. Carver, as a
British subject, was incapable of tak
ing title from the Indians, even if the
latter attempted to give it.
But the claim was taken up and vig
orously pressed by the descendants of
Carver or their representative. What
would now be called a syndicate was
formed by Dr. Peters to secure from
congress a confirmation of the grant,
and three different attempts were
made, one in 1803, another in 1806 and
the last in 1823. Each failed because
no deed was presented, because of the
prohibitive decree of the king and,
what was quite as fatal, the land
granted was outside of the territory
occupied by the Naudowessies, or
Sioux, and was wholly within that of
the Chippewas. If Carver did try to
get from the Indians some tangible re
turn for his mediatory services the In
! dians were canny enough to give him
something they did not have. Possibly
they thought that, as the Chippewas
were equally the beneficiaries of the
mediation, they should contribute to
the reward for the services. Even if,
as the account states, the original deed
from the Tortoise and the Snake has
been found among the old records in
Chillicothe it will be of value only as
a curiosity, but of none as a disturber
of present titles.
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It seems singular to us that those
who are interested in retaining the
street railway loop in its present place,
together with the street railway people,
who are certainly not in favor of a
change, should not have succeeded be
fore this time in heading off the de
mand for an extension of the loop by
offering an alternative proposition that
would be reasonably satisfactory. The
only substitute proposed thus far is to
run the Grand avenue cars down to the
levee in front of the depot, and to give
transfers from other lines. This does
not meet the demand except in a most
limited and unsatisfactoiy way. -Our
people, as a whole, certainly do not
care to have the loop extended, but
they do care very much to have ade
quate street railway connection with
the union depot. The Globe has pre
sented, recently, its opinions, and those
of outsiders on this subject. All who
have had occasion to visit St. Paul are
loud in their complaint of the distance
to be traveled before the main lines
of the street railway system are
reached, and most unflattering in the
comparison they draw between St. Paul
and other cities in this respect.
It is clear enough to us that if the
street railway could be carried prac
tically down to the union depot, the
main force behind the movement to ex
tend the loop would be destroyed, and
interest in that issue would be dropped.
Now, the extension of the Grand av
enue line simolv is not enough. It
THE SAINT PAUL Gt^: Tifuft»bA? '? NOVEMBER i 9, 1898.
does not fit the case at all. For one
thing, a ten-minute service to and
from the union depot of a single car
is a howling absurdity. It would be
no service at all. There are twenty
times during th"c day when the pas
sengers from an incoming train would
fill that oar to suffocation in about
two minutes, leaving some hundreds
to straggle off on foot, as now, to hunt
up their different lines. It is astonish
ing that anybody should have even
made so absurd a suggestion as a ten
minute depot service. The Grand ave
nue line does not connect with the
Seventh street, or with other lines, in
such a way as to make it convenient
for passengers to transfer. Nothing
but a belt line will answer the require
ment, and the shorter this is made,
and the more frequent the service, the
better for the company, tlie pubHc com
fort and the prosperity of our city.
A very short line, tapping all the parts
of the street railway system, and fur
nished with two cars, which could
make the trips to and from the union
depot every three to five minutes, would
meet the case, and would probably put
an end to the agitation for a new loop.
Why does not the street railway com
pany make such a sensible and satis
factory proposition at once, instead of
coqueting with this cheap John ex
periment of the Grand avenue line?
CrIVK THE PEOPLE A CHANCE.
The information given out by the
city comptroller relating to the de
mand for St. Paul bonds suggests the
propriety of offering a popular loan
here as has been done in other cities.
Mr. McCardy announces that $150,000
of bonds now drawing 8 per cent inter
est will fall due in a few months. He
has had offers already aggregating
$350,000 for 4 per cent bonds to replace
these when they fall due. Unless he
has authority to refund, these securi
ties must, of course, be paid by taxa
tion, and a tax estimate is being made
up with that in view. We do not think
that the people of St. Paul ought to be
called upon to pay the principal of any
outstanding bonded indebtedness at the
present time. We have just completed
the payment of a floating debt during
a time of such financial stringency and
pressure as to make it a heavy burden
upon our people. We have just suc
ceeded in reducing the tax levy and
will begin to feel the benefit of it next
year. Give the property holders a
breathing space. Do not place upon
them the obligation to cancel $150,000 of
debt at this moment, or until they have
had space for recuperation.
This is all the wiser policy because
there is so great a demand for local se
curities by small investors. An in
quiry made not long ago revealed the
fact that the tax certificates of indebt
edness, which are issued in anticipation
of the yearly revenue, cannot be had
for love or money. Although these cer
tificates bear 5 per cent interest, they
are disposed of only at a premium
which reduces the net return to about
4 per cent. Now, no holder of these
certificates will part with one on any
reasonable terms. It is perfectly cer
tain that if $150,000 of bonds bearing 4
per cent interest were offered at pop
ular subscription, allowing the pur
chase of single bonds of small denomi
nations, and prohibiting their sale in
large blocks, they would all be taken
by our own people within forty-eight
hours. It is not at all certain that a
3% per cent bond could not be disposed
of in this way, and it might be worth
New York city recently sold over
$16,0000,000 of Zy 2 per cent gold j
bonds, and the credit of
St. Paul is not second to that
of any other city in the country. It is
time now to have in mind the securing
of proper authority to refund the bond
ed debt of St. Paul as fast as it falls
due by low rate bonds offered at pop
ular subscription. The small install
ment that mature next year will give
an excellent opportunity to put the
plan on trial, and we hope, both in the
interest of the taxpayer and for the
strengthening of the public credit, that
it will not be neglected.
AT THE THEATERS.
Gus Heege as Sven Hanson and St. George
Hussey as Cordelia O'Grady furnish two of
the most amusing comedy characterizations
seen at the Grand in some time. "A Yenuine
Yentleman," in which these two players ap
pear, is a bright, humorous creation. The
original specialty by St. George Hussey is
one of the hits of the piece. Large audi
ences are the rule.
"Saved From the Sea," an English melo
drama, will be next week's attraction at the
• * *
Sol Smith Russell, whose fine sense of the
comic and inimitable pathos, have won him
a high place in the esteem of the St. Paul
people, will begin his annual engagement at
the Metropolitan opera house on Monday
evening, appearing in his latest, and, it is
said, his greatest play, "A Bachelor's Ro
mance," written for him by Martha Morton.
Mr. Russell's company includes such well
known people as Charles Mackey. Alfred Hud
son, George Denham, Arthur Fcrrest, E. D.
Tyler. Bertha Creighton. Beatrice Moreland,
Nita Allen and Fanny Addison Pitt.
WITH IX TEXT TO AMUSE.
"My usual •price for shaving," said the
barber as he wiped the cut on Brightley's
chin, "is 15 cents, but on account of having |
nicked you, I'll only charge you 10, which
is very cheap."
"I see," remarked the humorist, "that's a
cut rate." — Twinkles.
Very Stout Lady (watching the lions fed)—
Pears tc, me, mister, that ain't a very big
piece c' meat for such an animal.
Attendant (with the most stupendous show
of politeness)— l s'pose it does seem like a
little meat to you, ma'am, but it's enough for
the lion. — New York Tribune.
A Common Carrier. — "Dobby tells me that
he can carry immense sums in his head."
"Perhaps so; but he never carries them in
his pocket."— Exchange.
"Updike," said Fosdick, who had an
swered the telephone ring, "here's a mes
sage saying that your house is burning
"Thank heavens!" replied Updike, fervent
"What makes you say that? Is it in
sured for several times its value?"
"Oh, no; but my wife has cards out for a
piuk tea for tomorrow afternoon, and now
she can't have it."— Judge.
An elderly gentleman living in Mid-Lan
cashire is noted for his inebriety. On one
occasion, when he had been imbibing pretty
freely, he was met by the clergyman of the
parish in which he lived.
"Drunk again. John?" said the pastor.
"So am I! So am I!" replied the truth
ful John, much to the amazement of his
spiritual adviser. — Spare Moments.
Grand Jury Report to Re Made To
The Boaril bf 1 county •commissioners was in
session ag»in yesfrrdajK and spent the day
listening to report* and varidus applications:
No Important matters have as yet como be
fore the board at this session.
The grand Jury ja gttfl in session, and will
probably make its report this evening. There
is no means of knowing how many indict
ments -will be retuVnedT but there will prob
ably be five. In tfte district court yesterday
Judge WHliston lidtened to arguments on va
rious motions. ,
Robert Drew and; Geo^e W. Clarkson have
been received at '' the prison from Nobles
county, the former 1 to serve three years and
five months for gprtind larceny and the lat
ter four years and *Te : months for assault in
the second degree.
During the loggi^ season o f the St. Croix,
which closed a fe.w days ago, 163 rafte of
logs were towed out to down river points.
Of this number 69 rafts were taken to Wi
Thanksgiving day 'will be observed at the
prison in holiday style. The exercises in the
chapel will consist of readings by Miss Dixie
Smith and Mr. Byron, -of Minneapolis, and
selections by th« mail carriers' band of that
city. The customary hol'day privileges will
be granted the inmates.
An Eastern Star convention will be held in
this city next Monday afternoon and even
ing, and 200 delegates are expected from St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Taylors Falls and other
cities in this state. A special train will be
run from the Twin Cities.
The cold snap of the past day or two is
acceptable to loggers and will enable them
to get good bottom for logging roads.
The Minnesota Congregational club meets at
the .prison next Monday afternoon.
Bestowed on a Former St. Paul Man
by Hi* Wife.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18.— George H. Mc-
Clusky, a ticket brokor who until re
cently resided in St. Paul, was badly
burned tonight by vitrol thrown at him
by his wife. McClusky left the woman
seme time ago, and she followed him
to this city. She saw him tonight in
the Plaza hotel in Plymouth place, and
at once hurled a bottle of vitriol at him.
He managed to protect his eyes, but
his face and neck were terribly burned.
The woman escaped and was not ar
By Landslides on the N. P. and
HELENA, Mont, Nov. 18.— This stat.3
and all others east of and including
part of Idaho are tonight shut off from
the coast owing to the landslides and
washing out of bridges on the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern railroads.
Beth systems have abandoned all
through trains and are refusing to ac
cept coast-bound passengers. Both
roads are looking for lines to carry
their freight standing on side tracks
and passengers who left the East be
fore the blockade occurred. Last night
was the coldest night Montana, has ex
perienced in November for years.
TWIN CITY MEN
Prominent in the Proceeding of
the Hardware Convention,
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18.— The third an
nual convention of the National Hardware
association began today. TJie organization
has a membership which comprises over 200
of the largest jobbing hardware firms in the
United States. The aggregate trade repre
seniod in the association is fully $250,000,000
a year. Nearly 2CO members from all parts
of the country were present when President
William W. Supplee called the assemblage
The executive committee report was in the
nature of a protest against trusts and cor
porations. While the report was not made
public, it contained a firm declaration against
trusts as being detrimental to the consumer
as well as the retailer. The convention
adopted the report and refused in any man
ner to support any action of the trusts.
At the afternoon session, Horace M. Hill,
of Minneapolis, read a paper on "Ideal Com
petition." Discussion was opened by George
T. Mclntosh, of Cleveland, and he was fol
lowed by F. W. Hurly, of St. Paul. The dis
cussion continued until about 4 o'clock, when
the convention adjourned, the members tak
ing four special oars, to the Philadelphia
HARDCASTLE lIALI/S RECORD.
The Mnukato Prisoner Has Had a
SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 18.— John Hard
castle Hall, who swindled John W. Blanchard,
of Chicago, out of several thousand dollars
on a lumber mill deal, and who is now in
Mankato, Minn, regarded as either a rogue
cr an imblcile, has a long record. He came
to Seattle about five years ago, and became a
member of fashionnable St. Mark's Epis
copal church, and manager of the Skookum
box factory. In November, 1893, or 1894, some
California people visited the church. When
they returned home they wrote to the rector
that they had been ushered to seats in the
church by one of the greatest rogues in the
country. Hall confessed that he was from
San Quentin, and fled. He said he had been
imprisoned until recently.
NEW YORK, Nov.lß.— Achille Tomasl, who
has been a musical director for years, and
has managed a number of opera companies,
was adjudged of unsound mind by a sheriff's
jury in the supreme court this evening.
Tomasi is the victim of delusions and for
several weeks has been an inmate of" a pri
vate asylum at Mamaroneek, N. Y.
Dr. Austin Flint expressed the opinion that
Tomasi was suffering from melancholia and
would recover" with -.care and good treatment
in six or nine months, i Tomasi was taken
back to Mamaroneek : after the verdict.
Boston Accepts the Bacchante.
BOSTON. Nov. 18.— The 1 Boston art commis
sion tonight announced that it had decided
to permit the public library trustees to ac
cept MacMonnies' "Bacclfente."
The 'Bacchante" was first refused on the
strength of photographs of it, but the trustees
induced the commission to allow the figure
to be placed in position and there exposed to
public view. Today, in spite of the objections
to the figure by some women on account of its
nudity, the commission met and decided to
let the bronze maiden and her laughing
Committee I n vesi i«-« H »s.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Nov. 18— A -ma
jority of the congressional committee appoint
ed to investigate the soldiers' home at Fort
Leavenworth, including Congressmen Grout
and C. W. Stone, of Pennsylvania, and F. S.
Layton, of Ohio, arrived here today. Chair
man Grout said that the committee would
work diligently and expeoted to have its re
port ready by the time congress should
resume its session. Mismanagement of the
home is alleged.
L,i Hung; May Retire.
LONDON, Nov. 18.— A Singapore dispatch to
the Times says it is rumored that Li Hung
Chang will retire to private life, being dis
gusted with the treatment he received on
his return from his journey around the world.
The dispatch also states that the new China-
Japanese treaty gives no concessions to for
MADRID, Nov. 18.— The amount known to
have been subscribed toward the raw loan
is 592,<3G0,000 pesetas- r<aearly $100,960,000).
Many of the provinces have yet to report.
The government has decided to send 10,000
men to the Philippine islands, in addition to
6.000 now under orders for that destination.
Official advices received here report the sur
render of 600 in the province of Pinar del Rio.
Joy for Miners.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn.. Nor. 18.— The Chandler
mine, at Ely, was ordered to resume opera
tions today, and 500 men will go to work in
the mine tomorrow morning. People at Ely
have been in idleness for three months and
funds are getting loiw, so the n*s was joy
New Russian '.Minister.
LONDON, Nov. I».— The Chronicle's St.
Petersburg correspondent says that the czar
has invited Gen. Co*unt Vcrontzoff Dashkeft
to succeed the late S»rinoe Lobanoff as min
ister of foreign affairs. The correspondent
adiJs that it is understood the count accepts
the invitation. _
Entertained by Grover.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. — President and
Mrs. Cleveland entertained at lunch today
Dr. John WatFon, known in the literary world
as lan Maclaren, and Mrs. Watson.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Nor. 18.— The opening
cession of the Daughters of Rebekah and
the grand lodge of Illinois Odd Fellows today
was sadly interrupted by the sudden death
of Mrs. Mary B. Stevens, of Yale. II!., chap
lain of the grand lodge. She had Just com
menced her prayer and said "Our Father,"
when she dropped to the floor and expired
of heart disease.
CASK OF DHKVKI S
Canned a Ripple In the French
Chamber of Deputies.
PARIS, Nov. 18.— In the chamber of
deputies today M. Oasteline, one of the
representatives of L»aon, called atten
tion to the alleged campaign in favor*
of Capt. Dreyfus, the French artillery
officer who was sentenced to imprison
ment for life on the charge of divulging
important military secrets to the repre
sentatives of foreign powers. In so do
ing M. Oasteline also referred to the
rumors which have been circulated- of
the escape of Dreyfus from the French
penal settlement off the coast of Gui
ana and demanded the prosecution of
those who, according to newspaper
statements, tried to intimidate or bribe
the members of the court martial
which tried the prisoner. The premier,
M. Meline, replying, said there was no
reason to repeat the matter, adding,
however, that If the government dis
covered that Dreyfus had accom
plices it would do its duty in the mat
Thereupon M. Casteline presented a
motion calling upon the government to
take action in the case and M. Thillot
demanded the simple order of the day.
Much excitement followed. Finally
the government adopted a modification
of M. Casteline's motion, expressing
confidence that the government would
seek to punish the intriguers. This
was adopted unanimously.
Next Coiikitnh May Provide for »
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.— It is quite
probable that provision will be made at
the coming session of congress for a
boundary commission to determine the
divisional line between Minnesota and
Manitoba. Representative Heatwole
reported from the foreign affairs com
mittee in the last session a resolution
providing for such a commission. The
dispute is over a tract called Hunter's
island and hinges on whether the main
channel of of the Rainy Lake river
runs north or south of the island. It
has been suggested that the Alaskan
boundary dispute may be coupled with
that of Minnesota and an amendment
offered to the Heatwole resolutions,
providing that the same commission
shall determine the Alaskan boundary.
Objection is made to this by the Min
nesota men, who say it will not be dilii
cult to determine the ownership of
Hunter's island, while the dispute of
Alaska might engage the commission
a long time to the delay of the other
OL.D COLONY WRECK.
Limited Express Train Crashed Into
a Helper Engine.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.— A disas
trous wreck occurred at Old Fort last
night, on the Old Colony division of the
Southern railroad. The Chattanooga
& Norfolk vestibuled limited collided
with a helper engine which was back
ing down the mountain. John Howard,
fireman, and Engineer William A.
James, of the limited, were killed. It
is reported that Postal Clerk William
Henderson, colored, had his leg cut oi¥.
Flagman Albert Hauser was slightly
injured. The accident was caused by
Engineer Terrell, of the helper, disre
garding an order. Neither he nor his
fireman was hurt. All of the killed and
injured are from Salisbury.
AN ASHLAND EDITOR
Among the Callers at the Home of
CANTON, 0., Nov. 18.— The presi
' dent-elect and Mrs. McKinley took
their customary drive about the city
today. Returning home they were ac
companied by Mrs. Maria Saxton, an
aunt of Mrs. McKinley, who lunched
with and spent the afternoon with her.
Among the callers at the McKinley
home today were Walter Wellman, the
noted Washington correspondent and
former Cantonlan, and J. Mitchell
Chaple, novelist and editor of the Daily
Press, of Ashland, Wis. ; Sylvester Sco
ville, Cleveland correspondent of the
New York World, also called.
M'MASTER'S HARD Ut"K.
Pardoned Only to He Sent Again to
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 18.— Capt. Harry B.
McMasters will have to serve two terms in
prison for embezzling $25,000 from the Eau
Claire National bank, of which he was as
sistant cashier. His first sentence was for
three years from the state court, and he
was pardoned by Gov. Upham for good be
havior three months before his term expired.
He was still under indictment in the federal
court ■for violation of the United States stat
utes in embezzling funds of a national bank.
This morning he pleaded guilty in the United
States court and was sent back to prison for
Over the Arrest of Grover Spute for
DENVER. Col., Nov. 18.— Indignation has
been aroused over the arrest of Andrew .1.
Spute, a grocer, on a charge of murdering his
wife and five children, all of whom were,
drowned by the capsizing of a boat in Smith's
lake. Oct. 25. Four eye witnesses of the
drowning assert that it was purely acci
dental, and Spute's friends claim the arrest
is either a subterfuge of the insurance com
pany to avoid payment of a $10,000 accident
policy on the life of Mrs. Spute, or an at
tempt by a local detective agency to black
mail the husband. It is alleged that Sputt;
is the victim of a conspiracy between his own
lawyer and the detective agency. Miss Nellie
Davis. Spute's alleged paramour, who was
arrested with him, was released on bonds.
GENSLIXGER OFFER TOPPED.
Lrarg-er Parse Offered for Corbett- I
BOSTON. Nov. 18.— The offer of $23,000 by
President Genslinger, of the Bohemian Ath
letic club, for a twenty-round boxing match
between Corbett and Fitzsimmons, wai topped
tonight by Jimmy Colville, a well-known
sporting man of -this city, who offered Corbett
$26,000 in behalf of a New York club, whose
name he would not disclose. Corbett reiterat
ed his statement of last night that if by
Friday there was no higher offer he would
accept it. Colville stated tonight that he
would be on hand Friday to increase his offer
in case the other managers make higher bids.
Killed by Initiation.
DES MOINES. 10., Nov. 18.— Edward W.
Curry, chairman of the Democratic state
committee, died at the Savery house today
of blood poisoning, the result of initiation
into the Elks' lodge here a few weeks ago.
He was seated in an electric chair and horri
bly burned before those operating it realized
what they were doing. It was kept quiet
till this morning.
BOWLING GREEN. Ky., Nov. 18.— Eli H.
Murray, ex-governor of Utah, died here to
day. He was a native Kentuckian. but had |
lived for some time* at San Diego, Cal., and I
came here three weeks ago a physical wreck.
The remains will be taken to Louisville for
Verdict \sainxt Breckinridgre.
CINCINNATI. 0., Nov. 18.— When Col. W.
C. P. Breckinridge lectured here at Pike's
opera house last winter, the receipts were
attached by his attorneys who took deposi
tions here in the case of Madeline Pollard for
damages. Today a jury gave a verdict in
favor of Attorney Gustave Meyer against
Breckinridge for the money for legal service.
International Monte Carlo.
SANTA FE., N. M., Nov. 18.— It was stated
here yesterday by a prominent sporting man
from El Paso that Dan Stewart and a pow
erful syndicate have at last succeeded in se
curing from the Mexican government a con
cession that will allow them to establish at
Juarez, across the river from El Paso, a
great international Monte Carlo.
Registered From Racine.
WINDSOR, Ont., Nov. 18.— A well-dressed
man. who gave the name of A. H. Morse,
Racine, Wis.. registered at the International
hotel here last night. Today he was found
dead in bed with a bullet wound in his head.
He had shot himself.
TOO PJIY PJRISOJ4S
Continued From First Page.
A. Costello, of Duluth, and Cooper of
The public charities held a meeting
in t3ie room above. The first paper
being by Hon. J. P. Byers, of Colum
bus, 0., who told of the system of out
door relief which was inaugurated in
Ohio March 1, when the county system
was given up for that of the township.
There had heretofore been a general
county fund from which appropriations
had been made for the carrying on of
the poor work. Now a fund for the
temporary relief is furnished by tl-e
town and so soon as a family or indi
vidual is in need of permanent aid the
case becomes one for the county atten
tion. In the discussion which followed
tnih system was favored over that of
the township system.
The general session followed, the first
paper being by A. J. Ogden, of Owa
tenna, the assistant agent of the state
public school. Mr. Ogden's paper was
exceedingly bright and was earnestly
given. He said that it is a serious niai
ter to take the child from the parents
He , favored the kindergarten system,
which he pronounced a most excellort
one, but said that the after training
was fully as important and must not be
neglected. He said that the first
twelve years of a child's life should be i
spent in school and urged the enforc
ing of the compulsory law which re
quires this. He said that there are !
cases where the interests of the child j
demand its removal from the parents I
but that every individual case must be
judged by- th« surrounding circum
Rev. H. P. Nichols, if Minneapolis,
whose paper same next, was unable to I
be present, but his .paper was read by j
Mr. Hart and was in the interest of I
co-operation between the two sys
tems; the institutional and the family.
He said that concentration might be
the idea among those starting fresh in
the work, but that co-operation was the
coarse for those dealing with the thing* j
which exist. This paper was followed
by one by Prof. A. C. Wright, of state I
beard of charities, of Wisconsin, who \
spoke of the advantages of the two
methods mentioned by Mr. Nichols and
said that every one had their own con
victions on the subject. He said that
he himself believed that for the ma
jority of children it is best to be placed
in some well directed family. That
under the family system twice as many
may be cared for as by the institutional
which can only accommodate the for- I
tunate few, leaving the others to be
cared for as best they may.
KEEP CHILDREN AT HOME.
E. Ingham, of St. Paul, said that he
had become partially converted to the
family idea, but that he thought a
large amount of common sense and
some uncommon sense should be used
in the matter. Judge Mott, of Fari
bault, said that he could speak from
personal experience. That when a boy
he had been placed with a family to be
raised, and that the man had treated
him so badly he had at last been ar
rested. Judge Mott said he was then
placed in a second home, which he says
was good enough, but that they "did
not love him a bit," so he ran away.
The next attempt to find him a home
was with a minister's family, where he
loved the man, his son and the old
gray horse, "but that the woman was
a holy terror and I became a holier ter
ror," said the old judge as his voJce
shook with emotion. Leave the child
in its home no matter what that home
may be," he added.
Alexander Johnson, national presi
dent of the conference of charities and
corrections, spoke on w T hat he was
pleased to call "child storage," which
he held helped in the breaking up of
homes in as much as did not this tem
porary place for the caring of children
exist many a man and wife would not
separate oftentimes for some insigni
ficant cause. He said that a child
should never be placed out for its
board alone. That between certain
ages children were better not placed
in families at all where their work was
a consideration. And that so soon as
a child's work was worth anything it
should receive remuneration if it be
only seventy-five cents a month. Mrs.
J. W. Edgerton, of St. Paul, took ex
ception to the first part of the re
marks made by Mr. Johnson, and said
that she was one of the board of the
Protestant Orphan Asylum of St. Paul,
and that that institution had had
thirty years experience of a varied na
ture. She said that they were very
careful that the children should not be
separated from the home influences un
less it was necessary. But that when
a woman came to them with her baby
believing that she must give it up for
ever, it was a great pleasure to her to
find that she might leave it at the In
stitution for a limited time. She said
that the women of the board always in
terested themselves in the cases and
tried by every means to bring the par
ents who wished to separate together
again. That they always investigated
the cases which they placed in the
hands of Mr. Hart for this purpose and
that she considered the word "child
storage" a cold word.
Dr. Morgan, of the Bethel, St. Paul,
told of the work done on the boat and
related an experience of his own with
a boy who, he said, had run away from
an institution and had not been taught
how to do anything at all but read.
Mr. Johnson asked for the name of
this institution, and Dr. Morgan said
that he could give it and that it was in
St. Paul. However, he did not reveal
the name. Rev. Father McNulty, of
St. Paul, told of the work among the
Catholic institutions and spoke particu
larly of a school in Minneapolis where
the children are kept till they are four
teen years old and then are sent to an
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industrial school.where they are taught
a trade or farm ing.
Mrs. Pascal Smith, of St. Paul, was In
favor of giving homes to children a3
soon as possible, as she held that insti
tution life is not a home. Mr Hart
spoke of the merits of the two methods
and of the need of co-operation as
brought out by Dr. NicMHt"<paper
He said that the work in the state
had changed and that the cnWife be
ing retained for shorter anjL.jahprter
time. He was opposed to putting in
dustrial training in the instttattcoK) as
that means the keeping of the child' for
a longer time. Mr. Snyder. ofc'fciwHson
said that it is impossible to get many
away from state institutions^nWm'Shiy
children could not be taken intojiame^
That they were not children tiny one
could love. That no one thorn.w ftl ,|,i
care to take them into their homeand
that he would not either. Tlw ualil Uutl
some children are particularly hard to
love. Prank Lewis, in reply W-ofre- ar
gument brought out that a child should
be left in Its own home, no matter what
the influence there, said that this was
useless and gave several illustrations
showing that in some cases it was par
ticularly apparent that the child's own
home was no place in which it should
was the subject of the evening session,
the chairman being Supt. J. W. Brown,
of the training school, who gave an in
teresting paper on the subject.
"The Boys and Girls on Furlough"
was the subject of Miss Grace John
ston's paper. Miss Johnston is the
state agent for the training school, and
sjjoke about as follows:
The training school receives every
child sent to it under sixteen years of
age for every crime in the calendar
except that of murder. Under the re
vised law of 1895 every child is com
mitted to the care of the board
agers during the whole of its minority,
the state agent's work begins when it
is known that the child will leave the
school. The first procedure is to get
acquainted with the child's disposition.
his previous history and especial temp
tations. A personal visit is made to
the home of the child. It determines
the character and standing of the home
and its surroundings. It gives to the
parents t,he feeling that we are willing:
to take a great deal of interest in help
ing the child, and it creates a personal
responsibility on their part toward the
school. After the home has been in
vestigated, the next consideration for
the child Is work. No one is allowed
to leave the school before work and a
home have been found. In all cases
children must report in writing to the
state agent twice a month for three
months and once a month after that.
No boy or girl is released when under
age except on furlough for good be
havior. With our girls on furlough we
are even more careful than with the
beys. Few of our girls have homes or
friends, and their future is a great un
Rev. W. W. Dawley, of Minneapolis,
spoke on "Mental and Moral Training
as a Factor in Juvenile Reformation*"
and E. Ingham, of St. Paul, spoke on
the "Past, Present and Future of Ju
Text of Them Given f»y the I. .union
LONDON, Nov. 19.— The Chronicle
reports that the following are the rules
for the arbiters forming- a part of the
First— An adverse holding or prescription
during fifty years shall make a good title.
The arbiters to deem an exclusive political
control of a district, as well as actual set
tlement, sufficient to constitute an adverse
holding, or to make a title by prescription.
The second rule empowers the arbiters to
give effect to rights and claims based on
any valid principal of international law
which does not contravene the forgoing rule.
Third — In determining the boundary line,
where the territory of one party is found
to be occupied by the subjects of the other
party at the date of the treaty, such effect
shall be given to such occupation as rea
son, justice, the principles of international
law and the equalities of the <-ase s-hall, 114
the opinion of the tribunal, require.
MKSSAUE OF AMITY
Sent l»y Maj. McKinley to the reo
ple of Canada.
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 18.-The Evening
Telegram sent a representative to Canton to
interview President-elect McKinley on mat
ters that will be interesting to Canadians,
but especially as to his views concerning
reciprocity with this country. The major was
non-committal. He regretted his inability to
make any prophecy as to the results of any
"I do not know," he said, "what the new
congress will do concerning the tariff. Of
course, the question of reciprocity will be
one of the things to be considered, for it
will certainly be presented." Mr. McKinley
sent this message to the people of Canada:
"I hope that the amity and good feeling be
tween the two countries will continue, and
that we may know more of each other as the
years go on. We have so much in common
that we are justified in expressing that
GRAXD ISLAND ROAD
To Be Offered for Sale I'nder Order
of Judge Saiihorn.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 18.— Notice of the sal*
of the St. Joseph & Grand Island railway,
formerly a part of the Union Pacific system,
has been received by interested parties in this
city from Edward Simonton, of St. Paui,
special master for the property's sale. The
sale will take place on the mortgaged prem
ises in the depot at Hastings, Dec. 23. It is
thought a committee of bondholders will
bid it in, the upset price of the purchase, as
fixed by the order of the court, being $3,000,
--000, which is less by $1,000,000 than the price
originally fixed. This line begins at St.
Joseph, on the state line, and runs through
Kansas and Nebraska to Grand Island,
through a rich territory, and Its franchise
is regarded as very valuable. Its sale was
ordered by Judge Sanboru, of the United
States circuit court for the state of Nebraska
a year ago, but the attorneys for the bond
holders got ready for the sale only a few