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VOL. XIX.— NO. 337.
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, ISOO.
Weather for Today —
Fair and Uunner,
I^ho Groat Gorges in Wisconsin.
Cliipiu-wa Falls Danger Extensive.
Smaller Gorgea Elsewhere.
Grout Loss of Sheep in South Dakota.
Currency Convention Called.
Mark Hunna Goes East.
The McKinley Cabinet to Date.
St. r»al Man Kills Himself.
Only One Bid for Lighting.
The Coming Charity Ball.
Ohioan Searching lor His Wile.
Xcns of Minneapolis.
Horticulturists Talk Strawberries.
WOnders of the X-Rny.
Decision Against ttislioit Bonaoum.
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IVcylrr Starving Mhooo Out.
Ex-Q«T. Merriani at Home.
Co-uiskey Signs Preston.
Premier Kudini on the Rocks.
Wlij Consul Williams Resigned.
Bar Silver <»."> I-Sc. .
Cash Wheat in Chicago SO I-\c.
Stocks Strong nnil Higher.
Why Printing Money Is Short.
Trains Running Again.
Wants of the People.
The Lohlker Will Contest.
Kew Brighton Deal Blocked.
Library Fund Short Every Year.
Metropolitan— Dorcas, 2.30, 5.15.
Grand— The Dazzler, &SO, 8.15.
Market Hall — Anna Eva Fay, t».
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Werra. Genoa;
Southwork, Antwerp. Sailed: Xormadic,
On the other hand, Weyler may not
know when he is licked.
It's coming and we can't get away
from it— the Fifty-fourth congress.
Spain is getting more and more like
the pugilists. It merely wants to talk.
There will be congealed aqua enough
this winter for an ice palace on every
A couple of German professors have
captured the tetanus microbe. They
Will give him no quarter. - !
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Probably Mr. Towne Ihou^ht the
wires between Minnesota and Colorado
werfci everlastingly down.
It is rumored over in Wisconsin that
the Chippewa river started to gorge
itself on Thanksgiving day.
It may be of interest to some people
to know there is lots of pleasant
weather on the other side of the equa
Aha! The coal trust weakens. Coal
is J8.35 on paper, but offers of $7.75
backed up by cash are not turned
The McKinley electors number 271.
Thus do we get further and further
from the prediction of Gen. Gros
Now that Richard Croker has looked
Tammany over, he doesn't know
whether to disown it or turn it over to
A Buffalo woman has made a suc
cessful test of the poisonous nature
of hair dye. She dyed her hair and
then she died.
The American manufacturers have
already taken up the tariff ouestion.
They propose to give Mr. McKinley a
We are getting back to the tfld-fash
loned names. The leading candidates
for the speakership of the house are
Jones and Smith.
A lot of people are in Washington
discussing irrigation. What we want
most in this section is water reduced
to the liquid state.
William C. Whitney has a new house
in New York which cost him $1,000,000.
Mr. Whitney doesn't care anything
about the price of coal.
This country should have the sym
pathy of the world. It is about 'o be
plunged into another lixty-dxy Cor
Tom Platt has the New York legis
lature in his pocket and is going up
to Albany in a few days and tell it
■what to do besides electing him United
Republicans profess to see hope for
the future in the returns from Texas.
At the present rate of gain the Repub
licans will carry Texas about the time
Now York sinks beneath sea level.
Minneapolis is to blame for the bad
name it is getting as a homicide center.
Within a week the town has yelled
"murder!" in two cases, but in both
instances death resulted from accident.
Suppose, for instance, the election
had depended upon the vote of Cali
fornia. Four weeks after the vote is
cast it is learned that one of the Cali
fornia electors chosen is a Bryan man.
One of the things which the election
shows is that Nebraska is likely to lose
a congressman or two. at the next ap
portionment. Nebraska's total vote
was only 221,000, whereas that of Min
nesota was 341,000.
Some of the Eastern papers are
printing pictures of the air ship which
"passed over San Francisco." Con
sidering that the ship passed only in
the imagination of some reporter, it
was a frreat piece of enterprise to get
A picture of it.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
GORGE HOLDS Fty]!
FLOOD SITUATION IX THE CHIPPE.
WA VALLEY AS CRITICAL AS
WATER IS STILL CREEPING UP.
WHOLE BI SIXESS PORTIOX OP
CHIPPEWA FALLS ABAXDOXED
BY THE MERCHANTS.
EAU CLAIRE PROBABLY SAFE.
Xo Danger Apprehended So Long: as
the Tremendous Mrhii of Ice Does
\ot tt cakou.
Special to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Dec. I.— The re
ports sent out last night give but a
meager description of the flood situa
tion in the Chippewa valley. The
Globe correspondent followed the
liver from the Dells dam to Badger
Mills tiday. a distance of eight miles.
The ice gorge commences at what is
known as the cut-off, a mile above the
big dam. It extends in a solid mass,
lund by millions of logs, to within a
v miles of Chippewa Falls, a (?is
nee, following the river, of perhaps
irteen or fifteen miles.
The hamlet of Lafayette Is complete
ice bound. The water rose to a
pth of three or four feet in the
uses and has since frozen solid. A
rally named Erickson, father, mother
d seven children, who live at this
place,had a narrow escape from drown
ing. When they retired for the night
on Sunday they felt secure. A few
hours later Erickson awoke to find lire
water even with the top of his bed.
He had ' to carry his wife and seven
children, the oldest fourteen years,
through water up to his arm pits to
a place of safety.
All the houses on the flat at Badger
Mills are wrecked. The water rose to
a depth of four feet in the Badger
Lumber company's mill and Is now
frozen solid. Owing to the gorge above,
the water at this point fell about three
feet, letting the mass of ice down.
The mills and houses flooded are badly
sagged. The ice is becoming anchored
to the river bottom, thus gradually
shutting off escape for water.
The river at Eau Claire has steadily
fallen all $ay, while at Chippewa Fall?,
above the gorge, it has risen' 21 feet
above low water. Supt. Callaghan, of
the Wisconsin Central, examined the
gorge this morning and said that all
the dynamite in the country would no:
open a passage through the mass.
There is talk of the officials of both
cities holding a meeting in connection
with railroad men and devising plans
for relieving the 1 situation. The citi
zens h^re feel secure for the time be
ing, as it would be impossible for the
water to move the mass of ice while
the present cold snap lasts.
The consensus of opinion is that the
ice will ultimately do great damage
here, even if it holds out till spring.
Every mild day will be a source of
apprehension and anxiety to the people,
while at Chippewa Falls the people are
Eng for soft weather,
elephone message from the Chip-
Independent at 11 o'clock tonight
s that their press room is nine
feet under water. The river is rising
there five inches per hour.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Dec. I.—
The business portion of Chippewa Falls
is abandoned tonight and the flood may
sweep away many of the buildings
without damaging a dollar's worth of
the merchandise and other valuable
goods that were stored there until to
day. Business men decided to tak-?
no chances with the foe that threat
ened to sweep their possessions from
them, and, at an early hour today, be
gan the removal of stocks of dry good 3,
groceries, flour and feed and furniture.
At 6 o'clock tonight every business
house on Spring street and Bridge
street from the river to Center street
is deserted, and the contents of build
ings have been stored in nunoccupied
structures in remote portions of the
city, where the flood cannot reach, un
less the entire city is overwhelmed and
The Chippewa river shows no sign of
abatement tonight. It rose four feet
today and at 9 o'clock this evening the
waters are rising at the rate of two
inches an hour. The postoffice is under
three feet of water and Postmaster Me-
Call has moved the office seven blocks
from its old location. Ten stores on
the South side of Spring street are
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND'S MODEST HOME AT PRINCETON, Bf. J.
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PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. I.— The house in
which President Cleveland will live after his
retirement from public life is a picturesque
old mansion in a pretty part of th-is town.
Mr. Cleveland will not be the dean of the
Princeton universiy law college. This story,
which was given currency shortly after the
purchase of the property, has been author
itatively denied by President Patton. Ac
cording to the university authorities, Mr.
Cleveland's residence in this city will have
no university significance. The fact is that
the president has beeu desirous of retiring
to some quiet place, and both he and Mrs.
Cleveland are very fond of this college town
and its atmosphere. The house is not one
which any one would suppose would be oc
cupied by a man of Mr. Cleveland's wealth.
It is a large roomy structure, with an ap
pearance ag« that it does not deserve. It
is built of stuccoed brick and brown stone
in the old colonial style. Its dimensions are
thirty fe«t wide by forty-flve feet deep aAd
WEDNESDAY MORNJNG, DECEMBER 2, 18)67
inundated. The stores of Heller & Ja
cobs, Jenkins Brothers, E. Posnansky,
Wrienberg Brothers, Goddard & Wilson,
the Goodluck Drug company and the
Mitchell restaurant are under water
and twenty other firms have vacated
their places of business. The offices
of the Herald and the Independent,
newspapers, are flooded and the pa
pers will be issued from other build
DAMAGES AT DIRAND.
No Lives Are Known to Have Been
DURAND, Wis., Dec. I.— The ic*
gorge, which began at West Newton,
on the Mississippi and gradually ex
tended up the Chippewa since Friday,
has reached Round Hill, three mites
below this city. The nearness of the
gorge has forced the water at this
| point higher than at any time during 4
! the flood, although the river is slightly
1 falling. The eighteen miles of the
, Chippewa below Round Hill is one field
of packed ice and the bottom land over
which the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railroad track runs, is completely
submerged at Round Hill. The river
Is flanked by bluffs which makes *
gorge there dangerous to this city, al
though the wide bottoms on the west
i side, making the river over a mile wido
at this point, causes the water to rise
As far as known, no lives have been
lest, but those living on the Chippewa
bottoms have been rescued with dif
: hculty. Several families on the Buffalo
county 'side were driven from their
homes at 2 o'clock Sunday morning Dy
i the forming of a gorge at Plum island.
Scantily dressed, they waded through
| the ice and water to a high point on
the railroad track, from whence they
were rescued by a relief train from
i this place. Several of the party were
badly frozen. Others have escaped on
the ice pack after it formed around
their homes. Stock of all kinds have
perished and buildings have been great
, ly damaged, althougn the growing tim
ber has protected them largely from
the grinding ice. Durand has not had a
mail since Friday forenoon.
No Danger Anticipated Unless the
Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 1. — Owing to
the floods there is a total suspension
| of railway traffic on the Wabasha and
I Durand branch of the Chicago, Milwau
: kee & St. Paul railway. Great damage
| has been done to farms along the Chip
| pewa river. The farmers' families es
i caped to the railway track from the
rising water, and were rescued by
trainmen and an engine. The great ice
gorge, three miles from Eau Claire is
causing the inundation of Chippewa
Falls, but is protecting Eau Claire and
| Durand. It extends for miles and can
not be broken. Unless it should give
way no great damage is looked for here.
SHEEP LOSS HEAVY.
At Least 2,0G0 Dead From the Bis
Special to the Globe.
PIERRE, S. D., Dec. I.— Later re
turns from the range country are not
so favorable as those which came in
earlier, while there were but few cat
tle lost, the storm has proved to be a
serious one for sheep men. Henry Se
ville, a rancher, came in this afternoon
and reports passing a pile of 1,400
sheep, which belong to a Montana man,
ail of which were piled up and smother
ed. Losses of the sheep men range
from a few head up to 200, which is
the highest individual loss so far re
ported by home men. So far a-s has
been learned, at least 2,000 are lost with
a large part of the sheep range to hear
The Situation Along the Chippewa
Supt. McCafe, of the Omaha lines,
returned last night from the districc
along the Chippewa Valley where
floods have threatened towns and rail
way lines. "The situation at Chippewa
Falls has not been exaggerated," said
feupt. McCabe. "The ice gorges for this
season were enormous. But there are
breaks through the gorges, that will
be permanent. Danger of floods has
been averted. Our line and other rail
way lines operating in that district are
no longer in danger."
Wisconsin River Flood.
WAUSAU. Wis., Dec. I.— The flood in the
Wisconsin river continues, and at Granite
Heights, ten ln'les north of here, the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul tracks are about a
foot under water for about half a mile. The
water is thinly sheeted with ice, which is not
strong enough for transfer, and yet is enough
to seriously impede any attempt to clear
the track. No part of the track is yet washed
out, but it is not considered safe to attc-rnpt
to run through the water. The north-bound
passenger train got through vesti/'lay mom
tog and was caught by the rise, bo that it
can only run now between Minocqua and
two stories and a half h!gh. Three sides of
It are surrounded by porches. Through its
middle runs a wide, old-fashioned hall, at the
right of which is the staircase. The floor
ing of the hall Is in hardwood, but there
are no other hardwood floors in the house.
The rooms, fifteen In number, are all very
large, and the ceilings are twelve feet high
One-half of the first floor is given up to the
parlor. This apartment occupies the south
side of the house. On the northern side are
the dining and sitting rooms. The whole af
fair is sadly out of order. There is no orna
mentation whatever in the interior. The
house was built in 1554 by Commodore Stock
ton, a line descendant of Richard Stockton
who bought the land from William Perm'
It was owned lately by Mrs. Slidell, who
when she left for Europe a month ago told
her agent to sell It for $40,000. The Cleve
lands will reside in Prineeion from October
to June and intend to spend th« warmer
months at Buziards Bay,
IlthS Of GDRREfICY
XATIOXAL COWESTIOBT OP COM
MERCIAL BODIES CALLED TO
SUGGEST A REMEDY.
INDIANAPOLIS THE PLACE,
RESOHTIOX CALLIXG THE CONFER
ENCE OFFERED BY MR. SMAL
LEY, OF ST. PALL.
PRELIMINARY GATHERING HELD.
Principal Address Delivered by J.
H. iVlNon, a Prominent Member
of Hie .Vat ional Democracy.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. I.—Fifty
two men, representing the boards of
trades and commercial bodies of six
teen cities of the central West, met this
| afternoon in the Century club rooms
| at the Denison and Issued a call for
a national convention of the commer
cial bodies of the country, to meet in
this city Jan. 8, 1897, for the purpose
of taking action toward securing from
congress a remedy for the ills attend
ing the present currency and banking
system. The meeting was non-parti
san in its character. Those present at
the meeting were as follows:
Cincinnati, Chamber of Commerce— M. E.
Ingalls, Herman Goepper, W. Cooper Proc
Chicago, Board of Trade— W. P. Dousman
R. A. Eckert, P. W. Weare.
Cleveland, Chamber of Commerce — J G W
Cowles, E. A. Angen.
Columbus, 0., Board of Trade— Joseph H
Outhwaite, William E. Burdell, Charles H.
Grand Rapids, Board of Trade — N. A. Fletch
er, W. A. Anderson.
Indianapolis, Board of Trade— H. H. Hanna
E. B. Martindale. George O. Tanner. Com
mercial Club— John T. Brush, Louis Hotweg
Louisville, Board of Trade— Augustus E
Milwaukee, Chamber of Commerce — F H
Madgeburg. li. L Palm.r.
Minneapolis, Board of Trade— T. B. Walker
Joseph U. Barnes.
St. Louis, Merchants' Exchange — E O
Stanard, Clark H. Sampson and James Camp
St. Paul, Chamber of Commerce— E V
Toledo, Produce Exchangß— D. B. Smith.
It was 2:15 when the roll call was
ordered and J. C. Adams, of this city
president of the board of trade took
the chair. He said:
The Indianapolis board of trade in com
mon wkh the business interests' of the coun
try believe that tte result of the recent elec
tion was an earnest protect against the de
casement of our monetary system as well
as a positive declaration in favor of a sound
stable and unfluctuating currency In fur
therance of these views, the board issued a
call to. the boards of trade and commercial
bodies of what is known as the Central
We*, inviting them to rend delegates to a
preliminary conference which convenes to
This conference will consider the ad
visability of a more extended call for a
larger convention of the important bodies
of the large cities, to discuss the question
of what ought to be done to cure the
radical defects in our monetary system and
if deemed practicable, and for the best in
terests of all, to create a non-partisan com
mission, composed of able, experienced and
fair-minded business men, whose duty shall
be to formulate a plan which will remove
existing weak spots in our present cumber
some and defective system, place the finances
of the nation on a sound and adequate basis
and prevent the possibility of frequent mone
Permit me to say, gentlemen, that behind
this call, in answer to which you have con
! vened today, there lurks no plan, scheme or
: policy, by which it ia proposed to alter or
< change our present system, on any particu
lar plan or any special line.
Within the last, thirty days the people of
this country have shown that they are un-
I alterably opposed to a cheap and fluctuating
dollar of uncertain valua
We must not take this overwhelming ex
pression of the people as a final and com
plete settlement of the issues involved nor
as an unquestioned acceptance of our present
monetary system, but rather as a protest
aganst a step backward. Between the lines
of the returns of the re«eat election there is
shown a pronounced public sentiment favor
ing currency reform.
Different views are entertained as to meth
ods of procedure and details of plans in the
matter of currency revision, but after our
grievous and costly experience we are
forced to the conclusion that the time has
now arrived when the government must either
discontinue the banking business, with its ex
pensive and complicated system or go into it
on a broader, better defined and more com
prehensive scale. The game is not worth the
candle. The burden is too heavy to be safely
borne and no individual, corporation or gov
ernment can conduct business on a safe and
sound basis, who has demand notes calling
for millions of dollars in existence and circu
lation, which notes are liable in a period of
stringency and panic to be brought to the
country for redemption, each when so re
deemed, reissued, thus acting as a standing
menace to the government reserve, and a
continual threat to the trade and business
of the country, causing ullstarbance and un
settling values of every character.
The cause of our trouble is not difficult to
locate; to determine the best course to pur
sue and apply remedial th*t will
provide this great natioa with a sound, uni
form and elastic currency, whether It be gold,
silver or paper, is the intelligent purpose and
paramount question, which will claim the
best thought and business judgment of the
conference, which you are about to consider
the propriety of calling.
A permanent organization was effected by
the election of ex-Gor. Stanard. of Missouri,
as chairman, and Secretary Smith, of the In
dianapolis board of trade, as secretary. W.
SIR. M'KULEY'S CABINET UP TO DAT E.
H. H. Miller, ex-attorney general of the
United States, was then introduced, and. after
referring to the country's financial condition,
REMEDY WITH THE STATES.
"The remedy for this condition of things
is mainly with the states. The national gov
ernment can, by legislation, deal with the
subject only within very narrow limits. What
kind of legislation is required, whether penal
or civil, or both, and what change of direc
tion, if any, is needed in the courts, is in
the nature of prescription rather than of
diagnosis, and hence not within my province.
One thing, however, is clear. This remedy
must be furnished or consequences not to be
thought of with complacency are not remote.
You, gentlemen, in your several localities,
can help to inaugurate this most necessary
John R. Wilson, of this city, who was
secretary of the National Democratic
party, was then introduced and made
the principal address of the day. It
was an able paper and was warmly
Mr. Wilson outlined the origin of the
movement, discussed the need of cur
rency reform and, while he thought the
commercial classes should take the
lead," stated why the movement was in
the right direction and then coming to
the reason why congress should wel
come such aid, said:
We believe congress will welcome all in
telligent aid in dealing with the reform of
the currency. It is unfortunate, but true,
that our national congress, each year, ex
hibits an increasing inability to legislate ef
ficiently concerning such matters. This is not
dua so much to the want of talent in its
membership, but rather to the enormous and
constantly increasing mass of routine busi
ness, prevalence of party spirit and domina
tion of party methods, which, in legislation
consume time in maneuvering to obtain advan
tage for the next campaign, together wiih the
prevailing mode of committee action under a
set of rules which no one seems to be able
In conclusion, Mr. Wilson outlined
the opposition the commission would
meet with, stated that reform of the
currency would not necessarily pre
vent all commercial crises and sug
gested what should be the character
of the commission.
Mr. Smalley, of St. Paul, then intro
duced a resolution calling a conference
of representatives of commercial bodies
in all cities of over 25,000 inhabitants to
meet in Indianapolis.
This brought forth considerable dis
cussion as to the representation, etc.
and the chair finally appointed a com
mittee of five to prepare a proposition
The committee reported the following-
Resolved, That it is the sense of this con
ference that a general convention of the rep
resentatives of the commercial bodies of the
country should be held at some convenient
time and place for the purpose of suggesting
such legislation as may, in the;r judgment
be necessary to place the currency system
of the country upon a sound and ixvmanent
Resolved, That an executive committee, con
sisting of one member from each of the com
mercial bodies represented in this conference
be appointed by the chair, which shail take
charge of and arrange all the preliminary de
tails demanded by the call this day made
for a convention of the representatives of the '
commercial bodies of the country, including
the printing and sending out of the call se
curing a convention hall and, in the promises
doing whatever may be necessary in the
usual course of such proceeding to give ef
fect to the previous resolutions.
Resolved, That the convention shall be held
in Indianapolis Jan. 5, 1897.
On motion an executive committee
was appointed consisting of one mem
ber from each commercial body repre
sented to decide as to the call and de
tails of the convention as follows-
Cincinnati, M. E. Ingalls; Chicago P B
Weare; Cleveland, J. G. W. Cowles; Co umbas'
W. F. Burdell; Grand Rapids W. H. Ander
son; Indianapolis. Commercial club D B
Derwin, Board of Trade, Hugh Hanna: Louis
ville, A. E. Wilson: Milwaukee. T. H Mag
deburg; Minneapolis, T. B. Walker; Sr. Louis
E. O. Standard; St. Paul, E. V. Smallev To
ledo, D. B. Smith; Springfield, John S.'c'row
The executive committee adopted the
basis of representation as proposed by
George C. Tanner, of this city, which
provides for a convention of I,3L#
delegates from 448 cities of the country
Chairman Hanna, of the executive
committee, was commissioned to issue
the formal address. He will do this
within the next two or three days. The
Commercial club and the board of
trade of this city will entertain the
convention and raise the necessary
funds. Tonight the two bodies enter
tained the visitors at a buffet luncheon
at the Commercial club.
Preliminary Steps Tnken by the
New York Metal Exchange.
NEW YORK, Dec. I.— The first steps
towards securing, a revision of the
tariff duties on manufactured articles
of iron and other metals, or a return to
the McKlnley law, were taken by a
number of the members of the New
York Metal exchange today. The
tariff question was taken up by the ex
change immediately after the presiden
tial election, and an informal meeting
of the reprsentatives of the various
branches of the metal trade was called.
This took place today, lasting nearly
two hours and a committee to do the
preliminary work of securing the re
forms was appointed. It was decided
that several weeks would be requird
to crystallize ideas into proper form on
which to base a schedule for presenta
tion to congress, and the committee
was appointed. This is composed of
Mr. Kent, G. E. Mayer, H. C. Clements,
Mr. Dodge and William A. Jackson.
These gentlemen will hear the views of
all Interested, put them in form, and
report at another meting to be held In
about three weeks.
After the meeting today, Mr. Kent
said to a reporter: "I want a high
tariff, one that protects. The govern
ment has lost $14,000,000 a year in rev
enue since the Wilson law went into
effect and the manufacturers have lost
more than that.f
PRJCE TWO CENTS-] F^ T «*»«
OFFER FOR SHEBPS
HAXXA AVILL, CARRY A TEXDER OP
THE STATE PORTFOLIO
OHIO SENATOR IS WILLING.
READY TO ABIDE BY THE DECIS
ION OF HIS COXSTITI
COAST MAX FIT OX THE SLATE.
Wnymier, of San Fraiseisco, S«id to
Be Down for Either Interior or
CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. I.— Hon. M.
A. Hanna and his wife went to Canton
this morning and returned this even
ing. The day was quietly spent by
Maj. McKinley and Mr. Hanna in con
ference, the last they will have before
Mr. Hanna goes to take up his work in
; Washing-ton preparatory to the inaugu
j ration. Mr. Hanna will probably go
to Washington on Friday and .very
soon will confer with- Senator Sher
The approaching departure of Chair
j man Hanna for Washington has re
| newed the gossip concerning the cab
j met appointments of Mr. McKinley. It
| is confidently believed that when he
I goes to Washington he will b^ j with
I him a message from Mr. McKinley of
fering the position of secretary of state
to Senator Sherman. With respect to
the possibility of Senator Sherman ac
j cepting the place, Col. Allan T. Brins
| made, who is a warm friend of Mr.
Sherman, said today that the senator
was willing to bow to the will of his
constituents. If they desired him to
remain in the senate he would do so,
but if they willed otherwise he would
acquiesce without a murmur. Today's
gossip connected the name of a Cali
fornia man with a cabinet position.
Judge Waymier, of San Francisco, who
was a member of the advisory commit
tee during the recent campaign, is
named by a close friend of the presi
dent-elect as the one likely to get
such an appointment. He is slated
either for secretary of the interior or
secretary of agriculture.
DENVER, Col., Dec. I.— The state board of
canvassers today concluded the canvass of
the vote cast for presidential electors. Bryan
and Sewall received 158,880 votes; Bryan and
Watson. 2,389: McKinley and Hobart, 26 271-
Prohibition, 1,717: National party. 376: Social
ist Labor, 160. For congress, John F. Shaf
roth. First district, had a majority of 55 753
and John C. Bell, Second district, G5,544. ' '
' ' ■— —
Ma»s Meeting: to V'rgre Him for the
Special to the Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 1 —
At a mass meeting tonight held for
furthering the candidacy of J. M. Coch
rane for the senate, resolutions were
passed introducing Mr. Cochrane as
such a candidate. The legislative mem
bers were not asked to pledge their
votes to him and the meeting was for
the sole purpose of finding how the
citizens stood on the matter. There
was some opposition shown in the
meeting, but no effort was made to
defeat the resolutions. Mr. Cochrane
was called on and stated that he was
a candidate. He felt that Hansbrough
should be defeated, because he ex
pressed himself for free silver and
then indorsed the Republican platform
after the conventions.
PORT OF DILUTH.
Year's Business us Shown by the
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minri., Dec. I.— Custom
house figures for the port of Duluth to
Dec. 1 are as follows: Receipts, coal
647,981 tons; sugar, 73,275 barrels; salt'
144,847 barrels; logs, 88,038,000 feet; to
tal tons, 988,891; arrivals, 2,953.
Shipments: Wheat, 11,178,500 bushels;
oats, 266,000 bushels; barley, 268,000
bushels; rye, 50,000 bushels; flax, 920.500
bushels; flour, 2,639,102 barrels; ore
3,060,173 tons; lumber, 144,574,964 feet'
Total tons 4,073,598; departures, 3,006. J
Abused a Girl of 15.
Special to the Globe.
CAMBRIDGE, Minn., Dec. I.— Henry Dan
nenfelzer, convicted at the last term of court
held in Isanti county, was today taken to
Stillwater to serve out a one year's term for
abuse of Anna Schoemock, a girl of fifteen
Special to tht» Globe.
AITKIN, Minn., Dec. 1 -Hon. T. R. Foley
took possesion of th<> , Foley hotel today,
buying J. M. Markham out. The Grand Cen
tral hotel caught flre last night. Prompt
work by the flre department saved the build
ing with a small loas. The weather is ex
tremely cold, SO below this morning.
BY RAZOR ROUTE
SENSATIONAL SUICIDE OF A ST.
PAIL TRAVELING MAN AT NEW
HE GASHED HIS THROAT.
DISSIPATION APPAREXTLV THE
OTLY CAUSE BACK OF THE
"THEY ARK GOING TO KILL ME."
These Words Written on a < aril fo r
Julius Miller When Questioned
as to His Motive.
Special to the Glebe.
NEW ULM, Minn., Dec. 1.-One of
the strangest and most sensational sui
cides that ever occurred in this section
j M-as recorded tonight, when Julius
Miller, a St. Paul traveling man, took
his own life by cutting his throat. The
suicide occurred in the saloon of Fred
Williams shortly after 9 o'clock, and
the particulars are as follows:
Miller is traveling salesman for the
Cleveland Beer Pump company, and in
that capacity he came to town this
afternoon. He registered at the Da
kota house, "had his supper as usual
and called on a few of his patrons.
About 6 o'clock he visited the saloon
of Fred Williams. He smoked exces
sively, but did not drink anything but
seltzer water. He emptied a bottle of
this and then told Williams he would
call later in the evening. He did so at
about 7:30. He was anxious to play
; a game of cards, and Williams accom
modated him. He then stepped up to
the bar and offered to treat. He in
sisted upon taking only seltzer water
I and told Williams that he had been
troubled with delirium tremens the day
before and had made up his mind tc
swear off. Williams drank with him,
and finally Miller called for a whisky,
: saying that it would be his last one.
j He soon took a second drink and then
| bid Williams good night, shaking him
j by the hand.
He started for the door and Williams
; supposed that he had gone out. In a
! brief spell, however, he was shocked
to see Miller come back from behind
the screen, his hand to his throat ana
his body covered with blood. Williams
was completely dumfounded and
started for the rear door to call for
I the police. He was afraid to come back
j and the only other man left in the
; saloon, besides Miller, was Justice
, Jacobs. Miller started towards Jacobs
but the latter got out of his way, at the
same time motioning him towards the
door. Miller went out and Jacobs
thought the best thing to do was to
lock the door, and he was about to Co
so when Miller again forced himself
in and dropped on^he floor in front
of the screen.
He managed finally to get up again
■ and once more went outside. This time
he staggered from loss of blood and
tell into thev-gutter, along the side
j walk. By this Mime Williams had called
} the police arid -the wounded man wa»
picked up a n4oriee more taken inside
the paloon. H%?"body was covered with
blood, as was*, everything else around
and his throat was badly cut. No
trace could be found of the instrument
by which the deed was accomplished.
Miller was still alive when brought
into the building, but it was impossible
for him to speak. He was asked sev
eral questions by a friend of his. And
was handed a pencil and a piece of
card on which to reply. He wrote only
| these words:
'"They are going to kill me tonight."
He repeated this in part on a sec-
I ond sheet, but was unaible to finish it.
; Then he was taken to the hospital by
Drs. Fritsche and Schoch, where it
j was found that it was impossible for
i him to live.
During the afternoon Miller acted
somewhat oddly, but gave no signs of
the rashness that culminated tonight.
To one of his friends he intimated that
he was annoyed over the action of
certain other traveling men and pro
posed to tell his trouble later in the
evening. He drank nothing but selzer
water all day, was liberal in treating
others and Mr. Williams says that he
was perfectly sober when the deed
was committed. When he left him
Miller seemed to be in good spirits an 1
gave him not the slightest reason to
believe that a moment later he would
take his own life.
Miller was a popular man on the
road and weil known here. The great
est excitement prevails over his sen
sational suicide. He has been on the
road for years in various capacities
and makes his home in St. Paul.
Julius Miller's name is not to bo
found in the current directory.
Special to the Globe.
Certain He Will Be Returned to the
ABERDEEN, S. D.. D?c. I.— Senator
Kyle left for Washington, D. C, yes
terday. Interviewed before his de
parture, he said:
"We dc not expect an eventful ses
sion, as the time is too short to do
much work except to pass appropria
tion bills. Some few bills of impor
tance will come over from last year,
among them being the Dingley tariff
bill. In my judgment, republicans do
not wish to pass this, as it would in
jure the prospect of passing a new
tariff measure next year. However,
they need not worry, as there will be
little opposition to their tariff schemes.
If tariff taxation will bring prosperity
all will rejoice, but, in my opinion, a
trial will seive to convince the people
that financial legislation is needed."
'"What of the make-up of the next
"In general it will be in favor of .
silver, I think, though the majority
will be small. Blackburn, of Ken
tucky, and Voorhees, of Indiana, will
be succeeded by gold men, and I un
derstand Hansbrough, of North Da
kota, has left the silver ranks. Kan
sas and South Dakota will return sil
"Do you anticipate trouble in your
re-election 1' r
"No, frankly, I do not. Since elec
tion day I have received hundreds of
letters from populists and democrats,
commending my record of six years,
and all predicting my re-election.
Many newspapers predict and en
courage dissension in our ranks, but
our members-elect are level-headed
and will not be turned from the inter
ests of their party. Some of our mem
bers may favor other candidates, but
none condemn my record, and nearly
all are friendly to me.
"I shall return for the holidays, and
spend a short time at Pierre at the
opening of the legislature."
ADA. Minn., Dec. I.— Elmer Holte, aged
14, is dead as a result of the blizzard. On
Thanksgiying day he, together with his
father, each driving a team, started for
the b:g poplar woods, fifteen miles to the
east of town, for wood. While returning
they were caught fx» the blizzard, and soon
lost their bearing, and he and the father bo-*
came separated. The father succeeded la.
finding a farmhousa near by .