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PARIS, Nov. 21.— M. Millerand, the
fc='Kiqlist deputy In the chamber of
deupties, today questioned the minister
lor foreign affairs, M. Hanotaux, as to
whether a convention between France
and Russia actually existed, and if
such was the case, what were its main
tines. In the course of a long reply
on in.- subject, M. Hanotaux said:
"1 am asked today to give explana
tions of our policy which were not
asked of my precursors, and 1 can only
reply, that what can or ought to be
Bald publicly thereon has already been
said in measured, concerted, precise
terms by the czar and the president,
at Cherbourg, before the naval officers;
at Paris, before the representatives of
the government and the nation, and at
Chalons, before the chief officers of
our armies. The nature of my func
tions and superior considerations,
which the chamber will understand.
Impose upon me the duty to add noth
ing on the subject of the entente, which
nobody dreams of denying or doubt
Later, If. Delomcle criticised the si
lence of the ministers on the subjects
of the situation in the colonies, and
asked for the correspondence ex
changed between Great Britain and
Fiance on the subject of Madagascar,
Baying he wanted light thrown as well
upon the situation in Siam and Tunis.
Ke also asked what attitude the gov
ernment proposed to adopt with view
to the new British expedition under
the auspices of the Niger company,
contending that the former confidence
shown in the settlement of the Egyp
tian question seemed to have vanished.
"Don't you believe it," etxclaimed M.
Continuing, M. Delomcle said: "I
ask for a single a.ct to recall England
to her promise to evacuate Elgypt,
But it must be immediate, for in a few
days it will be too late."
M. Hubbard said that England had
taken Dongola. was preparing to march
on Kharton and was about to seize the
Southern provinces, adding: "is it not
time for Fraoce to act?"
M. Hanotaux, in reply, said that he
could not answer M. Hubbard's ques
tion as he had received no notice of
it. Replying to M. Delomcle, the min
ister for foreign affairs said: "We are
awaiting the judgment of the court on
thr iiuestion of the war funds advanced
by the Caisse of the Egyptian debt be
fore deciding upon our course. As to
the claims of France in Egypt, no one
drei-ms of abandoning them. France is
no longer alone in pressing England to
fulfill her engagements. She is sup
ported by a friendly nation."
.Vfte^ further discussion and several
/ilwie attempts upon the part of M\
Hi|)bard to defeat the credits asked for
by the government, the chamber of
d?-put>es * passed the remaining clauses
of the foreign office estimates.
Par!* Peace Branch.
PARIS, Nov. 21.— A branch of the Society
1 Entente, projected in London by the Hon.
Philip Stanbope, M. P., will be founded her?
immed ; fclely to organize members, circulate
lit^raturf and create a better knowledge of
\^e relations between the two countries. The
report that Lord Dufl'erin has accepted the
1 residency in England is received here with
CIVIL SERVICE TEST.
Court* Will Be Amlc to (.'oiintrue the
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.— The civil
service commission will soon select a
lest, case for prosecution in the courts
to determine the extent for which the
civil service law is applicable in po
litical assessment cases. There were
many complaints of illegal assessments
preceding the recent campaign, and
various cases have been sent to the
attorney general for such action as ho
may deem expedient. Investiga
tion showed that, as usual, s^ne of the
allegations of violations of the law
could not be substantiated.
The commissioners are now casting
about for a good case for a test and
they will in a few days select cne
which they regard as likely to bring
out in a judicial decision the best re
aults to civil service reform. Thi;
eases present a variety of intricate
questions as to the jurisdiction of the
law and an effort will be made to have
them judicially construed. The main
isfcue is as to whether solicitation of
furrds for political puriwses by letter
as contra-distinguished from solicita
tion in p-rson is a violation of the law.
There are other perplexing questions
Fuch as the interpretation of actual
jurisdiction of a federal building and
where only parts of buildings are used
for federal uses. Notwithstanding the
number of cases where solicitations of
funds have been made by letter to em
ployes in federal buildings, the com
missioners say the question has never
been tested in court, and consequently
there has been no decision on that
It is asserted by many persons that
the- law does not apply in these cases
and there can be intimidation in such
letters or action prohibited by law.
Tho commission realizes the possibility
of serious consequences involved in
a decision adverse to its contention
thr.t the letters are barred by law in
view of the opportunity this would of
fer for obtaining funds for political
purposes. Its position is that failure
to push the matter is merely putting
off the issue, and that a positive and
conclusive interpretation of the law as
it stands is necessary.
By deter.ninlng the applicability of
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I THIAT BBOSi ROBtRTSt.
the law on various points of conten
tion, the case involving most of which
will be selected, the commission feels
its work will be strengthened. The
weak points, as found, may then be
remedied by legislation. Though the
, prosecution of the cases will be in the
usual procedure of the department of
justice, the teat case will be expedited
and the commission will be allowed to
select any special counsel it desires
to represent it.
HfV. HmII Kutcm Ipon Hlh Six \>nn>
Term In the Stnte Prison.
Rev. J. C .Hull, of St. Paul, was re
ceived at the prison yesterday and en
tered upon a six years' sentence for
attempting to poison his wife. Em
ployment has not yet been assigned
him, but he will begin work in one of
the shops tomorrow.
The Minnesota Congregational club,
of this state, meets at the prison to
morrow afternoon, and a special train
will convey the delegates to and from
St. Paul and Minneapolis. They will
arrive in the afternoon and will first
make a thorough tour of the institution.
; Lunch will be served, after which a
meeting will be held In the prison
1 chapel. An address of welcome will be
made by Warden Wolfer, in which he
will give a thorough explanation of the
I Bcrtillion system of identification, In
vogue at the prison.
The latest arrivals at the prison are
Frank Smith, Wabasha county, as
sault, reformatory sentence; William
i Smith, Dan Connors and Richard
Brown, Hennepin county. Smith and
j Connors received five years each for
burglary and Brown received four
years and nine months for a similar
The Eastern Star district convention will
I bo held in this city tomorrow, and meanbrrs
■ of the order here are making elaborate prep
j arations for entertaining their guests.
Mrs. Hti Clark was pleasantly surprised
\ Friday evening by about twenty masked cou-
I pies, who spent the evening dancing. All
j had an enjoyable time.
The Elks 1 charity ball will be given at the
opera house Dec. 18, and will, unquestion
ably, be a grand success.
The hearing of Jury cases in the district
1 court begins next Tuesday. Judge Williston
I having instructed the petit jurors to report
on that day. There are eleven civil jury
cases on the calendar and four criminal
j cases. The civil cases will be tried first.
The Xorthwestern Telephone Exchange
J company has recently improved its service
i in this city by putting in a lightning arrest
Xess Marsh has returned to Collegevillc to
resume his studies.
John J. Robertson left Friday on a trip to
Rev. J. H. Albert, of Grace Congregational
church, will exchange pulpits today with
Rev. A. B. Chase, of Lake City.
The Sons of Hermann will give a dance in
Music hall next Thursday evening.
Frank Smith has returned from a visit to
his family at Kansas City, Mo.
Miss Kocns, of Lake City, spent a part of
the week with Miss Donalda Carroll.
Miss Minnie Dixon entertained the Al
bright Band of the Presbyterian Church Fri
W. M. Barrett, of Duluth. wajs a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Robertson the first part
of the v/eek.
Senator and Mrs. W. C. Maatermao enter
tained a number of friends at cards Tuesday
A reception was given by Mrs. Hollis R.
Murdock and Miss Murdock last evening
from 8 to 10.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. Janzer. of Milwaukee, who
were guests of William Schermuly and fam
ily, returned home Thursday evening.
The ladies of the E«stern Star will give a
Thanksgiving ball in Masonic hall next
BIG FOUR SMASH.
; Several i'assengers Reported Killed
KAXKAKEE, 111., Nov. 21.— The Washing
ton special on tha Big Four railway jumped
i the track near Peotone tonight at about 10
i o'clock. The engine and five coaches at
! tallied are in the ditch, and a number of
the passengers are badly and probably fatal
ly injured. The officials at this end of the
road are reticent. The only reports re
ceived at Kaukakee, aside from those sent
to the rairoad officials, state that three
jvassengers are probably fatally wounded.
Relief and wrecking trains were ordered
from Chicago and Kankakee. and are now
at work on the sceae of the disaster. The
train makes close connection with the
Washington train on the Chesapeake & Ohio,
and was well filled when it passed through
The wreck occurred about seven miles
from Manteno, the st;eae of the great wreck
of 1893. Particulars are very hard to ob
tain, as the officials located at Kankakee all
left for the scene of the wreck in the relief
DOCTORS DO NOT ALWAYS DIFFER.
What the Leading Homoeopathic
PhjHieimi of the State ot lowa
Says of Dr. William*' Pink Pills.
From the Gazette, New Hampton. lowa.
Dr. D. S. Byers, who is the head and
managrer of the New Hampton Sani
tarium, and the leading homoeopathic
physician of lowa, if not of the broad
and breezy west, was recently inter
viewed by a reporter of the Saturday
1 Gazette at his office in the Sanitarium,
J as to his opinion of the merits of Dr.
"Williams' Pink Pills, and for any com
ment he might wi&h to make on the
extraordinary cures, published far and
j wide in the press of the country, said
to have been effected by them.
Dr. Byers declared that he frequently
i used Pink Pills in his practice, at the
: Sanitarium, in paralytic, catarrhal,
! scrofulous and neuralgic troubles,
' while in diseases of females, of which
j he makes a specialty, he ha« found
! them invaluable.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in
i a condensed form, all the elements
I necessary to give new life and rich
j ness to the blood and restore shattered
I nerves. They are an unfailing specific
] for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,
j partial paralysis, St. vitas' dance,
i sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nerv
-1 ous headache, the after effect of la
grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale
; and sallow complexions, all forms of
\ weakness either in male or female.
: Pink Pills are sold by all dealers, or
j will lx» sent postpaid on receipt of price,
I 50 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50
(they are never sold in bulk or by the
106) by addressing Dr. Williams' Medi
cine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
IJRY.W STILL AT IT.
j Several Free Silver Speeehen De
livered in tltMMonri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 21.—Will
■ iam J. Bryan returned at 5:30 this
j evening from his four day's hunting
! excursion in Taney county, accom
panied by Gov. Stone, Senator Jones
and others. Stops were made at all
stations between Chadwick and this
place this afternoon and Mr. Bryan
spoke in favor of free coinage to great
crowds at every point. Immediately
upon the arrival of the party in this
; city Mr. Bryan was driven to North
: Springfield, where he spoke to an im
i mense crowd, directing his remarks to
i the railway shop men. He argued for
I silver along the lines he used during
1 the campaign and urged friends of
! bimetallism to organize and keep up
i the fight for 1900. At 8 o'clock the
I Bryan party occupied boxes in the
i Baldwin theater. Between the second
! and third acts Mr. Bryan was called
upon for a brief speech. He was semi
\ humorous, but urged keeping up the
1 Bttle for the white metal. At 11
i o'clock a 'M-.uvri followed Mr. Bryan to
the depot, where he took a train for
ganeas City and Denver.
TRUST HAS COLLAPSED.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2i.— The wire nail trust
has collapsed and will endeavor to wind up
its affairs Dec. 1. Sales agents represpn,*^^
mills within the pool were today scrambling
to sell nails at ?1.70 pur keg in Chicago,
: which is precisely 41 per keg Iklow thf trust
(ircular priCR. acd jobbers were selling in
! lots of tram one to i,O(X> kegs from store at
: ?2 par kg. Bttam the end of the present
wfrt" tb<? price i.i.v. it is said, be down to
tiOti per Keg. or witMfl 30 cenu «f the lowest
. , pftai they ever sold hare.
the; saint paui, globe.- Sunday, November 22, xsoe,
TH HHIT CPIIIIiIP ! DINING TA BLES. gigj^^
'-<£ W 1 ■■ M^al 4felMfflff flfi c5" Si IBF Be MBwHi JjMT| i[ Not in this whole town can 3'ou find such a selection, wt^
™ ™™*■ ™ ™ Hi «k H «Bf HH wi sucn new styles at such low prices as here. We show to- " Sar
day one of our newest Round Tables, made of selected ■^hlKßlflpH
w . . . . quarter-sawed oak; hand polished throughout, every piece Mm&k WE K&BiL \
With its inevitable turkey will be on us almost before we realize it It flllly blocked and doweled; 48-inch top with 6-inch center wjg^fa^wi
follows that rio^t nnri liostpiq xxrm,i 1 1 +1 • j- • „ pillar, baaded edges; the most artistic of this season's Iff W& Wg
lonows mat nost and hostess would have their dining- room a reflex of designs; well worth $18.00. Thanksgiving ft|j qa Jfi W fC
their hospitality. If the dining tablets worse for wear, g-et a new one. Pricebut... q> I hOU lir
Look over your china and glassware and see if something- is not want- * — n~~x~s~>~n~^~>~>~n~>^ — >~~^~*~^^ — ~~~%~^~s~ V v~ W v. «-w^~
ing-. Perhaps a carving- set or other cutlery is short-or a few dining- DINING CHAIRS Z~M *fi te^3^ And Another not
chairs. Let the toothsome bird be served as becomes the occasion. U ™ ( AfaMfißilß^
In all that we have accomplished in past years, nothing- gives us [fe??sn|( o«™ with - honestly built; 42-inch
greater satisfaction than the liberal use that "has been made by our W|^ ~' it^EZBl turned atd
patrons of our Equitable Partial Payment Plan. Tf [ j She'd' J K^B^BI braces; such a t£lblc as
As the months have rolled around we have become better acquainted I !#?«.,. t fefflSS^^ ihan^vfn^^ri «
with the requirements and wishes of our customers. jUt^N! brace* arms, j 8 3^ bUt
We have endeavored to adapt this wonderful and most convenient JC^J wor^ji.2s H^ ® * «& jfi Oft
Partial Payment Plan to their wants, and we honestly believe it today l^^^fil k - 3 S
to Be the most important feature in happy home building yet devised. bu^*^ ~™™, ~~~~~s~~™~™~™.
To our opinion we could add hundreds of testimonials of those who /I T A Sll VFRWIRF "^
have availed themselves of its beneficial provisions. \if/ AC giLltillf anCl &
I a^ 53^ X Ollr stock is replete with new. \ /££&
-^'-^w^^-^ww^s^^^^^^v^^^^^^^^ S stn|>lo and useful articles for '1 M&s
HAVILAND CHINA, T^^^ IIS^ £ - mlk
ncr Set, same as cut, in fine delicate J V ' '/ _J/^r"^r^ \ r\-\ ~l!—^^-— -*~*~*^ > 1 1 " y °" liavent purchased that
decoration; Lavender and Green bor- c ' — ■ * > 1 1 " ertter * there is still time for you to
der pattern. will cost you $40.00 in any SF n Inn . . ) An entirely new stock \ ' ! ("de ua your old stove aud gel a
We will procure extra pieces for < Thanksgiving- price but "" ' '$7.50 > and just re- A°o.«^k J Heater. The line is complete in both
open stock patterns ever shown; such S 5 35c to $18.00. > Ed Jewel Stoves and Ranges.
~>~^ v vZ~ w -^^C>l^^^^ > Terms on All House Furnishings. Cash or About One-Fifth Down and Balance Monthly.
example of the ex- < fe^******^^
'Wmh 2 C " \ fi^'^iSSttJSf^^ The One-Price Complete _ o _ ___ . L .
fc < Pricebiit S4.6ci b II Hou Se F«rni 9 Her S . j|j Wafeashi Street, St. Paul.
ANXIOUS FOR INDIA
MILMOXS AFFECTED OK THRE VT
EXED BY A IHMIKRIIIS FOOD
RUSSIA PLAYING DOUBLE.
CZAR CfiEDITTSiO WITH NO CHARITY
FOR HIS DESIRE TO
SLAVE BECOMES A PHI.XCE.
MnrvclOßM farcer of Ruba.li Recalled i
by West African Event* — Trouble
LONDON, Nov. 21.— The situation in
India causes the gravest concern. Lord j
George Hamilton, secretary of state I
for India, in what the newspapers de- !
dare to be a remarkable speech, has j
admitted that 72,000,0000 people are now
affected or threatened with dangerous
scarcity, though it is thought the gov
ernment has some prospect of coping
successfully with the situation.
The unusual action of the Russian |
newspapers in appealing for subscrip
tions for the relief of the Hindoos is
received here with considerable sus- j
picion, especially as it is suggested j
that the Russian .government should ,
superintend the buying and dispatch j
of grain to India. The. newspapers hint |
that the main, spring of such action i
is that likely to be found in political
rather than in charitable motives. The j
St. James Gazette, after pointing out '
the absence of a British fund, and j
confessing suspicion of the Russian j
motives says: "The moral effect can j
hardly help being bad, especially if
Rusl&n agents distribute the money in |
The Berlin National Zeitung, com- |
meriting upon the affair remarks:
"The famine has given the Russians
the opportunity of recommending
themselves to the Hindoos as helpers
In time of need and as generous ;
friends, whereas Great Britain must
seen impotent as soliciting aid from
A great deal of excitement has been ■
aroused in West African circles by a :
mysterious expedition, which is being ;
arranged by the Royal Niger company, ]
which has massed a thousand native
troops at Lokoya, on the river Niger
and at Ibe, on the Benue, while about
N British officers have sailed to take
command of this force. The officials j
of the Niger company maintain sil- '•
ence respecting the destination of the j
expedition, which is believed to be
either against the rebellious Ilorian
tribe, or to restore order in the sultan !
of Sokoto's dominions. The French and |
German newspapers express great j
alarm, suggesting that the expedition
is a second Jameson affair, the idea i
being to encroach upon the German I
and French spheres of influence.
The trouble in the empire of Sokoloto,
which is the largest and most populous
in all of the Soudan and which is un
der the control of the Niger company,
calls attention to the career of the
remarkable negro adventurer, Rabah,
who, from being a slave of Zobehr Pa
sha, has become chieftain of cen
tral Soudan, having conquered sultan
ate after sultanate. He lives in bar
baric splendor and it is reported that
he now intends to invade the empire
of Sokoloto, which, being within the
British sphere, probably led to the
formation of the expedition. The Ni
ger territories, administered by the
Royal Niger company, under a royal
charter, cover about 500,000 square
miles and contain a population vari
ously estimated at from 20,000,000 to
The news from Liberia is also very
unsatisfactory. Natives of Sierra Le
one, the British colong have been mal
treated and their houses have been des
troyed by citizens of the negro republic. I
As a result two British gunboats have :
been sent to Monrovia, the capital of
Liberia, to insist upon reparation. In
the meanwhile the British mail boats
calling at Docktown and Grand Bassa
are not allowed to communicate with
the shore. The Liberian navy, one
small steel gunboat of 150 tons, has had
the audacity to fire upon one of her
Britannic majesty's mail boats. The
shot went wide and the mail boat, on
returning to England, placed the mat
ter in the hands of the British govern
ment and "further developments are
If the reported resignation of Sir H.
Drummond- Wolff, the British ambas
sador at Madrid, -turns- out to be cor
rect, Michael Herbert, formerly of ttte
British embassy at Washington, now
secretary of t.hti,, Embassy ojC Great
Britain at Coris.i«uiUnople, may be sent
The board of trade report, referring'
to the strikes and lockouts of the year
1895, computes that 1,120,000 pounds
($5,600,000), in wages was thus lost,
compared with 2,000,000 pounds (sl,o>
-000,000) in 1894. The percentage of per
sons concerned in the disputes arbi
trated was 74, as compared with 54 in
A party of twenty-five cyclist "cham
pions" sailed for New York on the St.
Paul today. They included Linton, Du
bois and Rumsden Bouge. of Italy, and
Hale, of Irelajid. They are all to take
part in the tournament at Madison
Ruin in India.
LONDON, Nov. 21. —The Viceroy of India,
the Earl oX Eldin. wires that, there has been
a slight rainfall in Upper Burniah, fair rain
on the Madras roast, up to Masulysatuni.
showers on the west ro^st up to Rat'.gir!, and
no rain elsewhere In th« afflicted area during
the week. The dispatch adds that prices for
grain are rising still and that trade over
160,000 men employed on the relief works.
A BARB A HO IS SI'RCIOAI, OPR RA
For thfr Cur*- of Pile*.
Is not only intensely painful, dan
gt rous to life aiid very expensive, but
in the light of modern medical research
and since the discovery of the Pyramid
File Cure a surgical operation is wholiy
ur.necessary. If you have any doubt
on this point kindiy read the following
letters from people who know that our
claims regarding the merits of the
Pyramid Pile Cure arc; borne oyt by
the facts. .
From N. A. Stall, Ridge Road, Ni
agara Co., N. V.: I received your
Pyramid Pile Cure and tested it last
nig-ht. It did me more good than any
thing 1 have ever found yet, and re
member this was the result of one
nig-ht's treatment only.
From Perm W. Arnett, Batesville,
Ark.: Gentlemen — Your Pyramid Pile
Cure has done me so much good in so
short a time that my son-in-law, Capt
T. J. Klein, of Fort Smith, Ark., has
written me for your address as he
wishes to try it also.
From A. E. Townsend, Benville, Ind.:
I have been so much benefited by the
Pyramid Pile Cure that I enclose $1,
for which please send a package which
I wish to give to a friend of mine wh:>
suffers very much from piles.
From John H. Wrigrht. Clinton, De
Witt Co., 111.: I am so well pleased
with the Pyramid Pile Cure that I
think It but right to drop you a few
lines to inform you its effects have
been all that I could ask or wish.
From P. A. Bruton. Llano, Tex.:
Gentlemen— The Pyramid Pile Cure has
done so much good for me that I will
say for the benefit of others that after
using only two days I am better than
I have been for mohths.
The Pyramid . Pile , Cure is prepared
by The Pyramid Drug Co. of Albion,
Mich., and it is truly a wonderful rem
edy for all forms of piles. So great
has been the number of testimonial
letters received by them from all parts
of the country that they have decided
to publish each week a number of such
letters and never use the same letter
twice, but only fresh letters will be
All druggists recommend the Pyra
mid Pile Cure, as they know from what
their customers say that no remedy
gives such general satisfaction.
JOY MAY BE OISTED
Because He Sjinit Too Much Money
In the Caniitnign.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 21.— The Post-Dis
patch says: On the basis of his statement of
campaign expenses filed with Recorder Lewis,
Charles F. Joy is not entitled to his seat
as a representative from the Eleventh con
gressional district of Missouri. Though
elected by nearly 4,000 majority, he is liable
to be ousted under sections 6 and 10 of the
corrupt practices act. Under this act, Mr.
Joy was entitled to spend $539 on the voters
in his district. He went over this by $204.50.
His liberality will cost him his seat in con
Congressman-elect Joy said: "I don't know
how much I was entitled to spend under the
iaw, and hardly think my extravagance will
keep me out of my seat in congress."
MBS. MARTHA BCGBU CAWOX
MADE A RACE AGAI\ST HKil
AND DEFEATED HIM, TOO.
SHE AVILL SIT IN THK I IM'EK
■MM OF THE ITAH AS
VERY <l» KKH POLITICAL STATI S.
>Itn. < muuou Rrlievcn in Mormon.
Ik in— She In Auk -.in M. Cannon's
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. i=)—
for the first time, perhaps, in Ameri
can history, a woman has been elected
t<i the upper house of a legislature.
She is Martha Hughes Cannon, and t-he
will vote on all lawn to be made for
MRS. BERTHA HUGHES CAWOX.
this new state during the coming ses
Mrs. Cannon lives in this city. She
Is a Democrat, and her opponent on the
Republican side was Angus M. Can
non. She was elected over her spouse
by 4,000 votes. This fact is the best
indication in the world how women
have progressed in Utah.
Mrs. Cannon believes In polygamy,
and is a victim of it, if victim she can
be called, when she can whip her lord
and master at the polls. She is the
fourth wife of her husband. She has
three children, who, with her, live in
a neat red house on a pretty tree
bordered street. She is a practicing
physician, with a good income of her
own. She is an active woman-suffra
gist, with ultra modern ideas and so-
cial notions that tend toward reform
along practicable lines. She is an
antiprohibitionist, and does not believe
people can be made moral or tem
perate or charitable or kind by legis
HOW MEN VIEW HER SUCCESS.
Mrs. Cannon's election to the legis
lature is considered startling by many
men in this community, who are just
awakening to the prospect that the
young people of this generation may
live to see women lit every hall of legis
lation in the land. Her husband — by
courtesy, not by law— has really no
legal wife at all. He married two
i-isters under the Mormon regime, and
when the United States bade him re
ject one he refused. Not only did he
refuse, but he married two other wom
en, the last being the present senator
elect. The new senator— or will you
say "senatress?" has. therefore, no
hrgal marital status. But being a
Mormon, and believing that polygamy
ia the natural state and the right one,
she is not troubled.
Personally she is an attractive wo
man. Small in stature, aged :J2, clear
complexioned, small hands and feet,
brown-gray hair, clear, intellectual
hazel eyes, and clother in good, sub
hazel eyes, and clothed in good, sub
ance is calculated to make a man or a
woman turn around in the street and
glance at her the second time.
PIONEER ON WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
She was one of the first women who
took up the cause of woman suffrage
in this state and worked for it. When
they met defeat in their first cam
paign, they were not discouraged, but
went right on. Mr*. Cannon delieved
in the idea, and during the second cam
paign she made forty speeches and
suffrage carried the state. Then U»e
women came to ilrs. Cannon and asked
her if she would consent to run for the
senate. She said she would. The
Mrs. Cannon is not looking for any
particular reforms. She is in favor of
all reforms that are good, and, bein«*
a cultured and scientific physician,
she will have an eye to sanitary meas
ures. Being a woman, she will be in
terested in educational matters, and
will advocate measures that will be
helpful in making good future citizens
of the male and female children of the
Her contention is that a woman
makes a good housekeeper; knows ho>v
to keep it orderly and clean and neat
and do thi3 economically. She Is there
fore, endowed with like faculties in
the matter of running a city. She says
woman suffrage is a good thing be
cause women are better than men ani
will purify politics. Women have been
in subjugation to men so long that they
have learned, far more than men how
to be masters of thembelves. The
sltive has the virtues of concession to
the desire of others, self-restrafnt, self
denial and a measure of general un
selfishness which men have not, be
cause they have never been forced to
cultivate and expand these things
women will teach men some of these
IS A RELIEVER IN POLYGAMY.
In the matter of polygamy Mrs. Can
non believes that in the present condi
tion of society it is a good thing for
j women. A fourth wife has more llb
i erty than a whole one. She is only
one-fourth the slave that a whole wifa
is. As woman's influence on man
grows, man will become less dominat
i ing, have more regard for the feelinga
and liberty of hks life companion, and.
when woman's victory Is completely
won, polygamy will disappear, for each
j member of both sexes will find his or
i her affinity, and both will be perfectly
"Men," she .says, "are wedded to the
present; women are promised to the
Her belief in the efficacy of polygamy
is partly logical and partly innate. Her
father and mother were Mormons. Al
though the statutes of the United States
have declared polygamy is immoral
and that it shall nevt be, sucli legislation
does not make it so, unless congress
is infallible in religious matters, nor
does an act of congress wipe out be
lief in the recitude of any system what
Practically, she contends, Mormonism
is a good system. It avoids petty jeal
ousy and unhappiness. It does not wipe
oul all sentiment and poetry, as some
person contend. A polygamist loves
all his wives. He is not in love with
only one of them.
NOT IN FAVOR OF PROHIBITION.
On the question cf prohibition and
the saloon Mrs. Cannon stands with
her party. She contends that prohi
bition does not prohibit. It is useless
as well as foolish for a party to preach
something that it does not live up to
and makes no pretense whatever of
living up to. Her notions of the futility
of attempting to stop the manufacture
of liquor were acquired in Europe. She
took a trip to Europe when the plurality
of wives disappeared or went "under
ground," as they call it here, and she
studied the liquor question over there
and that made an antiprohibitlonist of
The state of Utah, says Mrs. Cannon
Is controlled by women. About 60 per
cent cf this population is made up of
women. As a lot they are pretty suc
cessful. They believe, she says, in not
bringing up their children under a
microscope or wrapped in a blanket
Under polygamy women never pauper
ize men, and the result is that Mormon
mothers never raise pauper children
Her people, she says, are prosperous
There has been no talk of hard
times in Utah. The farmers live in vil
lages and the young men are not
forced to leave the farm to get a taste
of the pleasures of life. The Mormon
farmer spins and makes his own
clothes; he raises out of the soil sus
tenance for himself and his family
he makes his own shoes; he is abun
dant!y fed and clothed by the toil of
bis hands; he is not eaten out of his
hou?e and home by new fashions in
ccats, gowr.s and hats, and consequent
ly he is quite Independent of the world
at largp. Indeed, it is the rererae that
is true. The world is dependent on him
and solicits his aid. Whatever he sells
is pure profit in his hand.
Politically, Mr?. Cannon is not radi
cal. She doesn't believe women are
going to take the entire governni' nt
in their hands and run it to : -,uir th m
s-(-lves. First, they art- too busy to do
a.'! that, and, second, th n-taiia
offices that ar_- peculiarly adapted to
men. One of these, *be says, Is
or' governor. She doesn't like ;' man
nlgli woman, nor y e t a mannish man.
"Mannishnesa" Is not an Inherent qual
ity. It is an affectation, a bluster
1 All the best men I know are lady-
Bke, and all the best women I kn<~%v
are gentlemanly." That is one of her
Heavy Rn!n Kail.
BOMBAY, Nos. 21. -A heavy rain is talUng
at B 'kanncer, province of Ajrneer, Central