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VOL. XIX.— NO. 350.
THE ST. PFHJk Gl^OS^.
TIESDAY, DEC. 15, ISJH}.
Weather for Today.
Fair; Westerly Winds.
Vote on the 1-odne Hill Thursday.
DeelNion In South Dakota Election.
Npwh of the Northwest.
Cuban War Scare Denied.
Four Injured in Cable Collision.
Details of Cable Line Wreck.
Comptroller MeCardy'M Budget.
Doodling Sensation in 31111 City.
\\ ii mini* for Clerk. Haney.
Federation of Labor in Session.
Humors of X. P. Changea.
Slate Pharmacists Protect.
Opening: of the Good Shepherd Fair.
Day* Social Events.
Official Vote of the State.
Sharkey In Court.
Old Timers in the Ring;.
General Sporting Record.
Bnr Silver ♦>."> 3-Hc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago 78 I— lc.
Liquidation a Feature in Stocks.
Wants of the People.
I fit ciit 1 City Xotieen.
Official City .Notices.
Official City Notices.
Interstate Park Board Sustained.
Xewn of the Courts.
South St. Paul Statement.
People's Church — \ordlca, 8.15.
Met— White Mahatmas. 8.
Grand — Tennessee's Pardner, 8.15.
Conover Hall — Anna Eva Fay, 8.15. j
Ryan Annex— Catholic Bazar, 7.30.
It is X-mas that is absorbing the X
raise at this season.
Chicago wants a 4-cent street car !
fare. Will Father Knickerbocker please |
lend her that amount?
Arizona is holding its annual lrriga- \
tion convention. Down in Kentucky !
the colonels meet to irrigate daily.
As a means of protection German •
beet sugar growers threaten to form a
trust that will beat all tariff laws.
Give the Texas to those Lone Star
fire esters and let them go down and ■
elnk Havana and themselves out of ,
May the strongest win, doesn't apply j
to the products entered for a prize at !
the state buttermakers' meeting at Al
-^ ■ ' —
If these si --day races break doAvn a
cyclist's constitution as claimed, the
court ought to declare them unconsti- i
When the new governor gets through j
with Michigan railways we may ex- \
pect to see Pingree patches on their j
The letting of contracts for building
St. Paul's ice Parthenon has been de- j
f erred. It is just as well. Boreas hasn't
O. X.'d the plans yet.
Congressman Towne wants one of the
new gunboats named Duluth. A gentle !
Intimation that he would like to see j
Duluth sunk in the sea.
The mayoralty campaign in Chicago
promises to be a weighty affair, as
there are prospects that the Democrats !
will nominate a man named Scales.
The course of the coal trust in cur- !
tailing the output and keeping up the i
price of coal is explained! The entire
■apply will be exhausted in 7,350 years, j
A reform is begun in China to quit j
squeezing women's feet. Truly, China
Is a country of contraries. In this part '
of the world it is the women's hands
that get squeezed.
Chicago has invented a camera by
which a man can get four negatives I
at once, but the man who would risk i
getting four negatives at once hasn't !
been found to try it.
Minneapolis js so proud of that mon- j
ument of blunders which she calls a ':
city jail that it is proposed to turn 4t \
Into a dime museum by charging 10
cents -admission to all visitors.
Fifty of the sixty-three members of j
the Utah legislature which assembles
next month are Mormons. The im
pression that the state had gone Demo- j
cratic is not wholly irue. It went Mor
mon as usual.
A middle-of-the-road Populist of Col- !
orado is organizing a regiment to fight i
for Cuba. Weyler will have more trou- ;
ble finding just where the pop is at j
than he complains of having with the 1
The supreme court decision in favor i
of Kentucky turnpike companies is a '
case of locking- the stable after the
horse is stolen. The colonels have seen
to it. that the compares have no toll;
Bates at which to collect toll hereafter. \
The correct place for ladies to wear j
bouquets this season is on the bonnet |
strings. This applies particularly to
theatergoers, as it aids materially in
making the big theater hat more effec
tive to the man who sits immediately
A Newark, 0., man has been ar
rested for trying to blow up his motlier-
In-law with dynamite, and an Eagle,
Wis., man has been divorced from his
wife and married to his mother-in-law.
Time only will tell which method of re
venge is the most effective.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
LODGE Blltlt VOTE
IMMIGRATION ACT WILL, COME UP
FOR FI.XAL, DISPOSITION OK
SENATE SURE TO PASS IT.
THE MBASIRE WIL.I, BE IS COX PER.
EME BEFORE THE HOLIDAY
PEFFER HAS A CURRENCY PLAN.
Resolution Providing? for a Xon-
Partixan Money Commission Of
fered by the Kansas Senator.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— The final
vote on the immigration bill will be |
taken in the senate next Thursday at j
4 p. m., according to an agreement j
reached today. Little doubt is enter- !
tamed as to the passage of the meas- I
use, and as it already has passed the
house, it will be in conference before i
the holidays. Mr. Call 'Dem, Fla.) re- |
newed attention to the Cuban question j
by three resolutions, one being a bitter j
denunciation of the manner in which j
it is alleged Gen. Antonio Maceo had j
been killed while under a flag of truce.
Other resolutions by Mr. Call requested
the president to demand the release of ;
United States prisoners at the Spanish !
penal settlement on the island of Ceuta. j
and also asked the secretary of state
for a list of Americans held in Spanish
prisons. The Call resolutions went to
the committee on foreign relations.
Several spirited political tilts oc
curred on the floor during the day. Mr.
Allen's speech protesting against in
temperate criticism of Populism in Ne
braska, led to a passage between him
self and Mr. Hoar, in which the Massa- I
chusetts senator declared that it was j
a new and novel departure for sena
tors to appear as the representative of
political parties instead of representa
tives of their states. In the course of
Mr. Allen's remarks, he paid a glowing
tribute to William J. Bryan as the
foremost citizen of Nebraska and the
greatest orator since the days of Web-
Bter and Clay. Later in the day, Mr. j
Chandler and Mr. Mitchell had a good
Mr. Teller was on the floor for the
first time this session when the senate i
convened to lay and was cordially j
greeted by his associates after some
preliminary routine. Mr. Peffer (Pop.,
Kan.) introduced a comprehensive
resolution for the appointment of a
commission to investigate and report i
upon the establishment of a perman- !
ent monetary system. The resolution :
recites that the recent election did noi :
show definitely that the people favored
any one of the four monetary policies j
upon which the campaign proceeded. !
viz., gold mono-metallism, internation- i
a! bimetallism, silver and gold at 16 to ]
1, or the 16 to 1 ratio supplemented by ;
legal tender notes. The commission, ;
as proposed, is to consist of one nation- \
al Democrat, one Republican, ons i
Democrat and one Populist, these to :
select a fifth person of recognized
learning in finance. They are to be ;
appointed by the president; to sit In ;
Ntw York, Chicago. San Francisco, j
Denver and New Orleans; to receive I
$400 per month each; to conclude their- j
investigations within twelve months.
The resolution proposs an appropria- j
tion of $50,000 for the commission.
The Cuban question came forward! j
when Mr. Call (Dem.. Fla.) presented j
three separate resolutions. One de
nounced the killing of Gen. Antonio ■
Maceo, as follows:
Resolved, That the killing of Gen. Antonio !
Maceo, a renowned general in the service of
the Republic of Cuba, if true, while under a ;
flag of truce, and with an assurance of I
safety from the Spanish captain general, was
a violation of the rules of civilized war, an
outrage of base treachery, a murder cowardly
and disgraceful, which demands the execration
of every government and all of the world,
whether civilized or Ravage: that the govern
ment which authorizes, permits or fails to
punish the assassins who are connected in any I
way with the guilt of this crime with the j
extreme penalty of the law, is .an outcast |
from the family of nations and from the pale j
of civilization and public law. That the com- I
mittee on foreign relations be directed to [
make inquiry as to the facts and report to
the senate at an early day.
Mr. Allen (Pop., Neb.), was then rec
ognized for a speech on his resolution
reciting that states have not the power
to legislate in such manner as to vio
late the obligation of contracts.
At the close of Mr. Allen's speech he
asked to have his resolution passed, I
which brought on a brief exchange be- |
tween him and Mr. Hoar, of Massachu
setts. The latter first noted the ab
sence of a quorum, and a roll call
showed fifty-four senators present. Mr.
Hoar asked as to the purpose of the
resolution, to which Mr. Allen said that
it was meant mainly to correct public
reports resulting from a speech by
Mr. Hoar before the Home Market
club, Boston, expressing surprise that
Nebraska and certain other Western
states had lent themselves to "a crazy
programme of revolution."
Mr. Platt (Rep., Conn.), said that the
proposition to reaffirm the doctrines of
the United States constitution was, to
use a homely term, "all clap-trap."
Senator Chandler and Mr. Mitchell
(Rep., Or.), had a brief tilt at 2 o'clock j
when the resolutions for the election of
United States senators by popular vote
came up as the special 'order. Mr.
Chandler said he hoped this "Populist
proposition" had had its day, and he
was surprised to hear it urged by the
Oregon s-enator. When It came to a
vote, he hoped to see "McKinley Re
publicans, Silver Republicans, Bryan
Democrats and Palmer-Buckner
Democrats all vote against this plan,
leaving only the Populists to support
Mr. Mitchell dissented from the idea
that this was a "Populist proposition."
It "had come from a Republican com
mittee and would, he believed, receive
more than one-half the Republican
votes of the senate. Mr. Mitchell said
the resolution could go over, but he
would urge it to a vote at the first op
portunity. Mr. Quay arose and re
marked suggestively, that the Oregon
senator should not push his resolution,
for there might be developments in
his (Quay's) state, which would assist
the theory of the resolution, so that a
little delay might aid its prospects.
The immigration bill was then taken
up and unanimous consent was reached
that a final vote be taken next Thurs
day at 4 p. m. The senate then turned
to private pension bills on the calendar,
and after passing 55 bills of this char
acter, the senate at 3:35 p. m., held a
brief executive session and then ad
The House iind Senate Will Take
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. - Beyond
| agreeing to a resolution for a two
! weeks holiday recess beginning De
i cember 22, the proceedings in the house
today were almost entirely devoid of
public intei'est. Most of the day was
spent in a struggle over the bill of Mr.
i Morse, o-f Massachusetts, to render the
I laws relating to the sale of lntoxicat-
I ing liquors in the District of Colum-
TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1896.
bia more stringent. The opposition
was inclined to filibuster against the
. measure, but it finally was passed. The
president's veto of a bill to pension
Ljdia A. Taft, "a divorced widow."
was sustained 98—85, two-thirds not
voting to over-ride the president's dis
approval. Several minor relief bills
Dates Fixed by the Ways and Means
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— The ways
and means committee of the house to
day decided to begin hearings on the
tariff on Dec. 28, and continue them for
two weoks. The programme for hear
ings adopted by the committee follows-.
Monday, Dec. 28, schedule A, chemicals,
oils and paints, and schedule H. spirits, wines
and other beverages. Tuesday, Dec. 29,
schedule I, cotton manufactures, and schedule
L, silks and silk goods. Wednesday, Dec.
30, schedule E, sugar and molasses. Thurs
day, Dec. SI, schedule D, wood and manu
factures of wood, and schedule M, pulp, pa
pers and books. Saturday, Jan. 2, schedule J,
flax, hemp. Jute and manufactures of. Mon
day, Jan. 4, schedule F, tobacco and manu
factures of. Tuesday, Jan. 5. schedule G,
agricultural products and provisions. Includ
ing live animals, dairy products, fruits, flsh,
meats, salts, etc. Wednesday, Jan. 6, sched
ule X, wool, and on Thursday, Jan. <, man
ufactures of wool. Friday, Jan. 8, schedule B,
earthenware, glassware, ' marble and stone.
Saturday, Jan. 9, schedule C, iron and lead
ores, metals and manufactures of. Monday,
Jan. 11, schedule N, sundries, including but
tons, coal, gloves,, leather and manufactures
of, and free list.
The meeting was a brief and in
formal one. Chairman Dingley out
lined the programme proposed to the
full committee. Representative Turn
er (Dem., Ga.) inquired if it was the
intention of the Republicans to enter
upon general tariff legislation this ses
sion. To thi^ Mr. Dingley replied diplo
matically that the condition of the
treasury warranted the committee in
preparing for any exigency which
might arise. There was more sparring
on the same point between the two par
ties, but nothing of importance was
In the debate Representative Turner
declared that the committee did not
have the power to formulate a bill for
the next congress. Mr. MoMillin. of
Tennessee, argued that there was na
present need of Increase of tariff taxes,
that the treasury now held about $130,
--000,000 in addition to the gold reserve.
The Republican members of the com
mittee have decided to hold night
meetings to work on the tariff bill and
will begin at once, meeting every even
ing until the bill has been completed.
OREGON I,AM) GRAM',
Victory for the Government Won In
the Supreme. Court.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.— 1n the su
preme court of the United States to
day, Justice Harlan delivered the opin
ion of the court in the case of the
Coyington & Lexington Turnpike Road
company, vs. Sanford and others. The
action grew out of the act of the Ken
tucky legislature of 1890, prescribing
rates of toll, which the turnpike com
pany refused to observe. Sanford and
others, brought suit to compel accept- >
ance of the terms of the act. The case i
was decided by the Kentucky court
of appeals in favor of the law. The
decision rendered today reversed this j
decision on the ground that the law In
Question violated th-e 14th amendment,
by taking the property of the turnpike
company without due process of law.
Chief Justice Fuller announced the
opinion in the case of the United
States vs. The Oregon & California and
Oregon Central Railroad companies,
involving title to valuable lands near
Portland, Or., reversing the decision
of the circuit court of appeals for the
ninth circuit, and sustaining the con
tention of the government.
The case was brought by the govern
ment to enjoin the railroad companies
from asserting title to certain lands
included in the grant made to the |
Oregon Central company in 1870, which I
afterwards sold out to the Oregon & I
California compan3 r . The complications !
arose out the fact that twenty miles
West of Portland the road, instead o€
proceeding in a directly west war dly
direction, turned sharply to the South.
Out of this circumstance arose con
flicting claims between the railroad
company and the government to the
land in the quadrant lying northwest
of the turning point. The interior de
partment claimed that the land had
been forfeited and the proceedings, I
which were terminated today, proceed
ed upon this theory- The decision of
the circuit court for the district of
Oregon found in favor of the govern
ment's contention but was reversed by
the circuit court of appeals for the
ninth circuit. The chief justice's opin
j ion in turn reverses the circuit court
of appeals and sustains the circuit
court and the government contention.
i The court announced a recess for the
holidays from next Monday until ths
first Monday in January.
COXSI LVTE GIAHDED.
Havana Sentiment Agrainst the
I itited State* Very Bitter.
HAVANA, Dec. 14.— The United States con
sulate in this city is under a special guard
' of aimed police. This precaution is taken, by
i the Spanish authorities, owing to the fear
! that the indignation expressed by the Spanish
sympathizers against the United States would
; find vent in an attack upon the consulate.
There have been fresh signs of the hostile
I feeling against the United States in view of
• the news from there of the ardent sympathy
1 felt with the insurgents over the death of
: Antonio Maceo. and the allegations there of
j the manner in which he was killed.
The steamer Al'^ante has arrived here,
having on board 1.260 troops. Private advices
' give assurance of the death from dysentery
i of the well-known insurgent leader, Gen.
j Manuel Sauerez. who had been a protege of
i Campos ever since the peace of Zanjon. He
; still had Gen. Campos' confidence at Villa
j Clara previous to the general's voyage to
i Maftzanilla, but at that time he proved so
i traitorous as almost to lead to the death of
i Campos at Prelejo.
UNCLE SAM'S IXCOME.
| Receipts for the Fiscal Year Four
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.— The secre
| titfy of the treasury has sent to con
; gress a statement of receipts and ex
| penditures for the government for the
! fiscal year, which ended June 30, IS%".
Including the postal service. The total
receipts as reported were $409,475, 405,
; and the expenditures $134,678,664.
PROITY OF VEKMOXT.
| Gen. Veaseey's Successor on the Com
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— The presi
dent today sent to the senate the nom
ination of Charles A. Prouty, of Ver
: mont, to te an interstate commerce
i commissioner, vice G. Yea
, zey, resigned.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— The committee
of the Republican caucus to consider a bi
| metallic proposition held a meeting today
I and Informally discussed the subject, com
' Ing tc no definite conclusion. Senator Hoar,
: a member of the committee, gave the other
' members some points from ifcis investigations
of bimetallism abroad.
Watson Will Contest.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Hon. Thoinaa
Watson, of Georgia, recently Populist candi
date for vies president, will will appear be
fore the committee on elections on Jan. S to
contest the scat now held by Judge Black
in the house.
IK-iiiccl by YVeyler.
HAVANA. Dec. 14.--The correspondent
I called upon Capt. Gen. Weyler at the- pais.ee
this evening to Inquire regarding the rumor
circulated in the United States that the
i crew of the . American schooner Competitor,
! on trial for taking part in a filibustering
expedition, were to be executed here tomor
row. Gen. Weyler authorized a denial of the
truth of this rumor.
giveii to the pops
SOITH DAKOTA SI PH.HBUB COURT
DECIDES THE ELECTION
THE COUNT IS INCOMPLETE.
CANVASSING BOAJU* UPHELD IN
THEIR ADJOURNMENT TO SE
DAIRYMEN AT ALBERT LEA
State Convention Will Begin Today
—South Dakota Hanker* to Con
tent the Tax I,evj\
PIERRE?, S. D., Dec. 14.— 1n the man
damus case to compel the issuance of
certificates to Republican electors on
partial canvass the Court today an
nounced its decision. The decision
overrules the demurrer that a man
damus will rjot lie agakist the head of
a co-ordinate branch of the state gov
ernment and refuses the writ asked for,
holding that the camass is not yet
completed, and that the board had the
right to take a receas of a reasonable
length of tim» to secure returns from
counties from which proper returns had
not been received, and which, in their
judgment, they might properly count.
The formal written decision will prob
ably be handed down Wednesday morn.
ing. All interested attorneys submit
ted the case on the pleadings and
papers already presented. This action
will give certificates ,t© the Bryan
In the habeas corpus . application of
T. A. Hamill, confined in the Brule
county jail on a charge of assault with
intent to kill, the supreme court holds
that the application should have been
first made to the circuit court, and, if
it came before the supreme court,
should be on appeal.
CLAIM INCREASE IS ILLECAL.
South Dakota Bankers! W ill (onte.it
the New Tax Levy.
Special to the Globe.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Dec. 14.— The
executive committee of the State Bank
ers association held a meeting here to
day and decided to fight the coHectlon
of their taxes on account of the 50 per
ce«t Increase made by the state board
of equalization. The banks of this
city will tender the amount of tax as
fixed by the assessor and county
board, but in consonance with the
banks of the state will fight the in
crease made by the state board holding
it to be unconstitutional because the
board has no right to select a certain
line of taxable property and raise ita
valuation. Attorneys will at once be
engaged and preparations made for a
DAIRYMEN AT ALHEKT LEA.
State Convention ot ftntter Makers
Will Begin Today.
Special to the Globe.
ALBERT, LEA, Minn.. Dec. 14.—Al
ready a nurn-ber of people are here to
attend the meeting of the state dairy
men and butter makers, which begins
tomorrow. Prof. Hacker is on hand
and is disposing of the large amount of
butter that has already arrived foi
the contest. A heavy gnow began fall
ing late this afternoon and is now an
inch deep with prospects of much mora
DEATH ENDED A SPREE.
Ean Claire M«n Cat In Two by a
Special to the Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Dec. 14.— At 6:10
this morning a Poiock, named Kab
i iaski, boarded a freight train on the
I Omaha at Fairchild. a few miles from
I this place. At 6:30 his body was found
| on the track a few miles from the sta
! tion. The head was severed and was
found some distance from the body.
Kablaski had been >on a protracted
spree. It is not known whether he com
mitted suicide or fell off accidentally.
Ontpnt of Iron Kinei.
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 14.— Official figures
of the iron ore output »t the Lake Superior
region for the year are at hand. They make
a total of 9,663,339 gross tons, of which Min
nesota mines have shipped 4,019,000 tons.
Michigan and Wisconsin mines have fallen off
750,000 tons from 1895, while Minnesota ha 3
increased. Besides these shipments probably
about 200,000 tons will, have g»ne from mines,
ell rail, before the close of the year, making
their total product approximate !),850,000 tons.
This is far greater than iii any year except
1895, when the total was Id. 429,000 gross tons.
Xew Zenith City Firm.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. U.— Duluth is to
have a new wholesale grocery hou^e, to be
! known as Wright. Clarkeon company, eap
j ltalized at $150,000, the incorporators being
! C. A. Wright, F. A. Ctarkson, George A.
! Everst. C. A. Phelps, R. H. Redmond, F. C.
i Berry, C. H. Wetmore, of Oujuth, and Walter
j S. Brown, of Webster City; 10. All except
the latter have been employes of the Wells
&:one -Mercantile company of this city, and
Brown is a Webster Xity, capitaJist. The site
for a large building will be selected in a
X-Ray* Hnnted the Needle.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 14.— An niteresting
and successful X-ray experiment was per
'■ formed here this afternoon by X. C. Hardy
j and A. A. Warfleld. electricians. Saturday.
Mrs. John Forbes, of Swan River, while
i brushing a table, ran a needle, into her hand.
i The needle broke in two and part remained
! in the hand, which swelled so' that it was
: impossible to locate it. By X-ray photograph
I it was shown up as plainly ar though it were
on the outside, and It was removed without
Held an Wheat Thieve*.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 14.— John George
and Josher Slandley, of Wind«n, and William
Mlddlestadt were brought, ipd»y from Cotton
wood county and placed In Bine Earth county
Jail on a charge of steaKfci wheat.
Company Must Kj i»:iy the Lonn,
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO. Minn., Dec. 14.— Judge Sever
ance today filed a d« Milan in the quit of
the Mankato National back, awarding the
bank $1,784 from Shaw. Oarlton & Co. for
' money loaned them while in the dry goods
j business here three years ago. The company
j consists of Thomas Shaw and Harry Carlton,
of St. Paul: Lewis Baker, otf Grand Forks,
and Jud Lainoure, of North Dakota.
Creamery in Flames,
Special to the Glob?.
PLAINYIEVv, Minn.. Dec. 14.— The cream-
I cry at this place burju-d Monday morning at
2 o'clsck; value. $3.&00u insurance, $2,000. It
was formerly owned by A ; . Y. Felton, Min
Presented by Hlefer.
WASHINGTON. Deo.. 14.— Representative
Kiefer has been asked to secure for Fred
Rlehter, formerly of thjsflrst Wisconsin cav
alry a medal for- dißtiaguished bravery in
i cheeking a retel eavalrfc charge. iVr. Kiefer
j today presented a resolw<l%j! of the St. Faul
i chamber of commerce fi«r.- the creation of a
I government departmenf. fcf commerce and
' manufactures: also a JetUion of residents
lof Minneapolis who own mining property
In Wyoming for suspension of thu laws en
forcing the annual assessment work for 1597.
TOE" WAR SCARE
BASED ON THE ALLEGED DEPAR
TURE OF TWO CRUISERS FOR
AMERICANS IN DANGER.
ACCORDING TO REPORT THE COM
PETITOR PRISONERS WERE TO
IX CHASE OF THE THREE FRIENDS.
Real Mission of the Wartihipa to
Intercept the Daring Little
KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 14.— The
cruisers Newark and Raleigh received
telegraphic instructions from Washing
ton at noon today and at once put to
sea to capture the steamer Three
Friends, which left Fernandina at an
early hour this morning with a cargo
of arms and ammunition, besides about
fifty Cubans to be landed in Cuba.
Instructions were also received for
the revenue cutter McLaln at Miami
and the Winona and Forward at Key
West to intercept the Three Friends
if possible. Every effort will thus be
made to catch the little filibuster, which
succeeded in getting away with its
cargo despite the vigilance of the gov
ernment officials and Spanish spies.
This Avas done by using the Commodore
as a decoy, the Cubans announcing
that all of the preparations being made
were to send the Commodore with a
cargo of arms and ammunition to Cuba.
The Commodore lay at the wharf today
and no attempt was made to clear
from the custom house. The actual
cargo carried by the Three Friends
was as follows: Four hundred thou
sand rounds of ammunition, 1,040 rifles,
one twelve-pounder Hotchkiss gun, 200
machetes, 4,000 pounds of dynamite, be
sides a quantity of medicine, provi
sions, etc. The expedition is command
ed by Perez Calvo, who was__an adju
tant of Maceo's staff.
Firing has been heard all day long
west of Havana, so tonight's reports
state; not steady, but desultory as if
a running fight were being had. Sev
eral companies of Spanish troops were
| sent out during the day in that direc
| tion, but no tidings had been received
I up to 7 p. m., of the results. Oti a-e
--| count of articles in the American press
displeasing to Gen. We-yler, censor's
rules have become more rigid and arbi
trary, and American correspondents
have trouble in getting at news mat
ters on the Island.
Energetic endeavors are being made
to hunt out the correspondents of the
New York junta in Havana. Weyler
threatens to dispose of them summarily
if caught. Over five thousand dollars
will be raised here and at Tampa thle
week for the New York junta.
The insurgent forces operating east
of Hanava appear to be advancing
westward and winnin-g victories as
they advance. According to advices
received here, six hundred insurgents.
commanded by Chico Montiagudo,
have performed the brilliant feat of
taking Placitas, which is the most im
portant town in Santa Clara province.
CONSERVATIVE AS TO CUBA.
Home Leaden Are Apposed to Any
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— The re
ported assassination of Maceo has re
kindled interest in the Cuban question
in the house, although it is hardly like
ly that the interest will be productive of
any legislative action. Representatives
are unanimous in denouncing the
I method by which it is claimed the
I Cuban leader was entrapped to his
i death, although many of them say
i that the information up to date is in
! sufficient to justify any assumption by
j congress that Maceo was assassinated.
I Several joint resolutions, calling fur
the recognition of the independence
and for the belligerency of the revolu
tionists, have been referred to the
house committee on foreign affaks.
Chairman Hitt, of that committee,
says that a meeting wrll be called this
week to take up the diplomatic appro
priation bill, and to consider general
business. It is probable that the Cuban
partisans on the committee will en
deavor to bring up their projects for
! recognition, and there will be a dis
j cussion, if nothing more, of the ques
The house leaders are disposed to be
very conservative in their treatment
I of this question, and most of them be-
I lieve with President Cleveland that
' there should be no Intervention by this
! congress. This is understood to be the
i position held by Speaker Reed and
Chairman Hitt. Messrs. Hitt, Draper
and Adams constitute the standing
sub-committee on Cuba of the foreign
affairs committee. Gen. Draper said
; today that the conflicting reports left
: him in doubt whether Maceo had been
i assassinated or whether he was really
I dead. He thought it quite probable
| that President Cleveland's assertion
i that the conflict had become one ot
■ wanton murder on both sides might be
correct. He saw no possible outcome
I of the revolution, but the final victory
i of Spain or intervention by the United
Gen. Draper Is still opposed to rn
j tervention as he was in the last con
Representative MeCreary, of Ken
; tucky, formerly chairman of the com
i mittee, said that the killing of Maceo
I was a great outrage if it had been
j perpetrated as reported. Such a viola
' tion of faith, he said, had never oc
j curred during the civil war.
J President Called on for Information
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. — Among
j the resolutions introduced in the sen
ate today was one by Senator Morgan,
; of Alabama, calling upon the president
; to send to the senate copies of the
i papers relating to Cuban affairs which
I were referred to in the reoent report
of Secretary Olney; also a statement
of the claims of citizens of the United
I States against Spain growing out of
; the Cuban insurrection, and also all
! the correspondence with the Spanish
government relating to the Competitor
; case. The resolution asks for especial
i information in regard to the trial of
: persons captured on the Competitor,
j the character of their treatment while
in prison and whether they have had
the benefit of counsel of their own
AVAR SCARE EXPLODED.
Cruiser* Sent Ont After the Three
KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 14.— The -United
States cruiser Newark was lying in dock
1 coaling today when suddenly this work was
' suspended and she hurriedly put to sea with
i out taking on board her full supply of fuel.
1 Late In the day the cruiser Raleigh was un
expectedly ordered to proceed to sea. Ac
cording to the gossip of the streets here the
crew of the captured schooner Competitor
are to be executed at Havana tomorrow and
; the Newark has befn ordered there to stay
'■■ the execution.
Washington, Dee. 14.— Inquiry here as to
the movements of the United States cruiser*
PKJCE TWO CENTS—j „«£* "U™
Newark and Raleigh, whose sudden depar
ture from Key West led to the rumor that
they have gone to Havana, shows that the
vessels are simply engaged in the enforcement
of the neutrality laws, and are not at all
likely to go near Havana. The navy de
partment has had a ship assigned to this ser
vice for nearly a year past, and the Newark,
which has Just arrived on the Florida coast,
undertakes this duty aa the relief of the
Raleigh, which will soon come North. It is
assumed that the naval vessels are now
sent out in pursuit of some filibustering ex
pedition only because no revenue cutter is
The rumor that the Competitor prisoners
are to be executed tomorrow can be set down
at once as another alarmist story without
foundation. Aa a matter of fact, the prison
ers have not yet had the new trial which
was ordered by the superior authorities at
Madrid, and under the same ord«r they were
conceded the right to employ counsel and
examine witnesses, and this openly, so that
they could not have been sentenced, much
less executed, without the full knowledge of
UEX. RIVERA PRAISED
In Maceo'd La«t Letter to the Cuban
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.— The last letter
that the Cuban junta in this city re
ceived from Antonio Maeeo curiously
contained an estimate of the qualities
of Gen. Ruiz Rivera, who, if Maceo
has been killed, as is now generally
' admitted, will succeed to that insur
-1 rectionist leader's command. Gen.
i Maceo wrote:
Rivera is not only brave, tireless and in
' domitable, but he is a great tactician. He is
a thorough soldier and has had military
advantages enjoyed by but few of the men
in my command. He knows the map of
Cuba as well as the oldest guide and can
hold Pinar del Rio against the Spanish army
i for ten years if necessary. On several oc
| casions he has converted defeat iuto victory.
| In others, when it looked as if he and a
i small force were absolutely shut in by a
1 large army, he has escaped without losing
■ a man.
Much indignation is expressed by
the junta over the announcement made
by ex-Consul to Cardenas S. P. C.
Henriques, that Gen. Weyler in gloat
ing over the murder of Maceo, had
given authority to a band of 500
i negroes to march through the island
\ and pillage and ravage everything
I they met on the way. Telegrams con
; ve-ying expressions of condolence and
1 promising to purchase powder ajid
| arms for the continuance of the fight
in Cuba, were received at the junta
tcday from Jacksonville, Dallas, Tam
pa, Key West, New Orleans, Atlanta,
Guayamas, Mexico and Port au Prince.
PATXE AXD SPOOXER
Will Get the Badger Plums, Say*
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.—Ex-Sena
tor Sawyer, of Wisconsin, the million-
J aire politician who has for many years
i dominated the Republican party of hds
state is here on a brief business visit.
He says: "I believe that Henry C.
Payne will go into the cabinet, and I
hope that he will be made postmaster
general. He will certainly receive
proper recognition for his long party
j services, and for his conspicuous ef
forts during the, recent campaign.
"Who will succeed Senator Vilas in
"Ex-Senator Spooner." was the re
ply. "There are 121 Republicans in the
I Wisconsin legislature, and ninety of
j them have already declared themselves
for Spooner. There are others who are
Spooner adherents who have not ex
\ pressed themselves to the general pub
lic, but I knorw that the caucus will
be unanimous for Spooner. He ia the
"Why were you not a candidate?"
"When a man gets to be eighty years
old, no matter how strong he may be,
he ought not to ask a state which has
long honored him, to take such a risk
on his life. No, I am out of all aspira
tions for myself and done with them.
I am for Spooner, and he will be elect
BOY BRYAX IGVORED.
Senator Teller Laying: the Wires for
His Own Nomination.
j Special to the Giobe.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Senator
i Teller, who arrived today will have an
I early conference with the independent
j Silver Republicans. All of the silver
! adherents here in the senate are wait
j ing for Teller to tell them what to do.
I He will endeavor to bring the silvermen
I of all factions together under, one or
; ganizatlon. This movement is not only
! for the purpose of establishing a sil-
I ver organization which will work as-
I slduously until 1900; but the ultimate
i object will be to make Teller the sil
j ver men's candidate. It thus appears
! that already the glittering hopes of
William Jennings Bryan are being
scalped by the political old-timers of
the silverites. It is definitely ascer
tained that Bryan is to be ignored as
a presidential possibility.
POPS AS DOGS IN MAKiERS.
Will Oppose All of Cleveland's Ap
! Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Senator
i Sewall, of New Jersey, and Senator
. Thurstftn, of Nebraska, will oppose the
j confirmations of Judge Kirkpatrlck and
j McHugh, appointed during the recess
i of the senate. But this is not all. There
I is trouble brewing for the exectiMve
i sessions of the senate. The silver
; Democrats and Populists intend to op
; pose the confirmation of all federal
| appointees now pending, to show their
resentment of the course pursued by
! President Cleveland towards the sil
j ver men during the presidential cam
; palgn. The Republican senators are
I expected to tacitly encourage this
j scheme, because thereby President Mc
i Kinley would have so many more ap
j pointments to makt. Nearly one Jiund
i red nominations are now pending in
I the senate.
RED LAKE SCHOOL LAXDS.
Senator aclmou Asks Secretary Fran
cis to Act Vpon Them.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 14.— Senator
Nelson has addressed the following letter
to the secretary of the interior:
I most earnestly request that you will, at
as early* a day as practicable, pass upon the
} matter of the claim of the state of Minne-
I sota to sections sixteen (1C) and thirty-six
i (36) in each township as school-land sections
j within the limits of the ceded portions of
I the Red Lake and other reservations, recently
; opened to sale and homestead entry In the
i state of Minnesota. It is important that there
i should be an early decision, inasmuch as
j these lands are being rapidly, through flre
! and other causes, denuded of valuable timber
you will find in your filfs that in 1803 or
'94, while I was governor of the state of Min
nesota, I made claim, on behalf of the state.
| to these lands as school lands, and that I
again called your attention to this matter
some time last winter or during the early
portion of the present year.
In view of the importance of the subject,
j I again earnestly ask that you will give
this matter ycur immediate and early con
sideration and attention. Yours truly,
— Knute Nelson.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Senator Petti
grew today gave notice of the following
amendments to the sundry civil bill to be
submitted by him: To establish an assay of
fice at Deadwcod, $10,000; construction of
Northern branch, soldiers' home, $150,000;
purchasing site for public buiiding at Dead
wood. $20,000; authorizing the secretary of
the interior to appoint a commission of three
j persons to settle the difference between Rose
bud and Lower Brule Indians. This com
mission to also negotiate with the Rosebud,
Tower, Brules, Cheyenne River and Standing
Rock Tndians ft>r a cession of a portion of
their reservation and for an amendment to
the existing treaties requiring the assent of
three-fourths the male adult Indians to ratify
treaties hereafter made. An appropriation of
$10,000 for expenses of the commission is
GABLE GARS GRASfI
FOUR PERSONS INJIBEO IX AX AO
cr»EXT ax the sei-hv avemb
ONE TRAIN SLID DOWN HILL
STRIKING ANOTHER TRAIN THAT
HAD STARTED TO FOLLOW
LIST OP THOSE WHO WERE HIRT.
So Par an Known La«t Viicht \on«
of the Injuries Will Prove
A cable car accident occurred on the
Selby avenue hill last evening, in which
the following persons were hurt:
Julia M. Holmberg. 1132 Dayton avenue,
both legs Jammed at knees, face cut and
bruised and teeth knocked out; deep cut over
lert temple and across cheek; injuries serious.
Anna L. Munson, 800 Selby avenue, face
badly contused and hp and spine injured
Henry S. Young, 632 Holly avenue, left side
bruised and right hip strained; perhaps in
Samuel Vassau, 1009 Marshall avenue right
leg Jammed and contused; not serious.
The accident occurred at 6:20, an hour
when the cars were crowded with
home-bound passengers. A train of
three cars, the control of which had
been lost by the gripman, backed down
the hill into another train of three
making the escape of the passengers
with a crash w'hieh struck terror to
the hearts of those aboard the cars of
each, and for a few minutes the ex
citement was Intense. Women's
screams added to the confusion and
roused those who had escaped injury
to the fact that mangled forms might
be in the debris caused by the wreck,
and an effort was at once made to re
lease those pinioned between the cars.
No one on the train standing at Pleas
ant avenue was hurt, but between the
two coaches of the other train four
people were found wedged in a mesh
of tangled iron railings and splintered
platforms occasioned by a partial tele
scoping of the coaches. It was Impos
sible to release the injured until the*
coaches had been uncoupled and backed
apart, when Miss Holmberg was ex
tricated and carried to a neighboring
Miss Munson had been standing on
the platform beside Miss Holmberg
when the crash came and was also
pinioned in the wreckage. She had
fainted by the time her rescuers suc
ceeded in getting her out.
Henry S. Young was caught in the
collision in attempting to jump from
the car, but was hemmed in so as to
be unable to extricate himself without
assistance. Samuel Vassau. a conduct
or in charge of the second coach, was
jammed against the gate on the plat
form and held fast, although only his
right leg was Imprisoned, and this in
such a manner as to prevent rmrre than
a painful injury. The injured persons
with the ..-exception of Mr. Young were
taken to the house of Mr?. William
Campbell, Third and Pleasant avenue,
where their wounds were dressed by
Dr. Keam, who had been on the run
away train, but jumped before the col
lision. Later the^two young women
were. taken to their homes in carriages
where they were reported to be resting
comfortably at midnight. Miss Holm
berg Is the more seriously hurt and the
full extent of her injuries will not be
known until today,- when a thorough
examination will be made. Miss Mun
j son's most dangerous injury is a con
i tusion at the base of the spine, the full
extent of which is as yet uncertain.
The young woman's face is badly
bruised and there is a possibility of a
fracture about the temple.
The coaches of the runaway train
were badly demolished, while every
window in the six cars composing the
two trains was shattered to bits Tin.
signs of a wreck were most evident be
| tween the two coaches of the train
! which slid down the hill. The plat
, forms were jammed together as one,
| and making the escapeof the passengers
standing outside when the crash came
all the more remarkable. The dpor of
the rear coach was broken out by the
force of the collision, and on the plat
form of the other car were copious
blood stains from the injuries sustain
ed by Miss Holmberg. In contemplat
ing the wreck every one was thankful
that the results had not been mote
The accident was caused by the grip
on the car ascending the hill slipping
] the cable just as the brow of the in
! cline was reached. The wedge brakes
were set and the train stopped momen
tarily, while most of the passengers
in the two coaches left the ears. AH
of those in the grip and one of the cars
' got off, while something less than a
\ dozen in the first coach retained their
! seats. Then the train began to slide
; slowly down the grade under apparent
] control until the curve was reached,
I when It took on accelerated momen
| turn. At this point the remaining pas
j sengers, with the exception of those
caught in the collision, jumped from
the platform. The women were crowd
; ed back and could not escape the im
j pending danger. It was not realized
; that a collision was imminent until the
curve was rounded, when it was seen
than another train had started up the
incline and was already at Pleasant
avenue. Gripman MoCollor, of the up
coming train, immediately brought his
car to a stop and Conductor- Fulierton,
of the rear coach of the runaway, who!
up to this point, had stuck to his poet,
I jumped to the street. No one else was
I on this coach.
When the cars came together many
of the passengers on the train at the
foot of the hill, of wham there had
been about eighty, were frightened, but
no one was injured a.nd all at once set
about assisting those on the other
cars. Most of them had jumped before
! the trains struck.
The runaway train was In charge of
j Gripman Edward Heaney, a new man
j who has been running regular but one
j week, and Conductor Samuel Vassau
! and William Fulierton, respectively, of
j the first and last coaches.
The tracks on the incline are kept
! sanded and the rubber shod brakes
j held fairly well until rounding the
I curve, where the snow made the raij»
slippery and the appliances for hold
ing the train ineffective. The train
gained speed after reaching the etirvf,
though had not the upcoming car*
been so close in the rear it is thought
that it might have been readily stopped
before it had slid much farther down.
When the cars came together the
grip car on the second train received
| a severe smashing up. The hood of
the grip was splintered and bent, and
one of the side steps wrenched from
Trailer No. 310 was. the rear car of
the train which made the descent and
probably received the worst injuries*.
j The dash on the rear platform \v:;s
! twisted and bent out of shape. The
i two brakes were bent almost double
| and the hand rails, fastened in front
j of the windows of the car, flattened
| against the woodwork. fck»me of the
car windows were broken. Trailer No.
129 was in front nf trailer No. 310 and
I fared muafa *ett«r. Its railing was