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VOL. XIX.— NO. 365.
THE ST. PflrlX Gl^Oß^.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, lS'.Hi.
Weather for Today.
Eckels Talks Encouragingly.
Batavia. 111.. Baak Fails.
Cmderlealc for SiienUer.
Hanna's Word In South Dakota.
All>reclit Becomes Assembly num.
I'titr of Aitcmuts at Suicide.
Fish and Game Commission Worli.
Columbia Hank. >ij>is.. Closes.
Also the \\ list. iujilon Bank.
Receiver for tie Ser.ndia Bank.
Tariff on Textiles Discussed.
retiam'siu's Discuss Schools.
AYork of School Sections.
In the W»rM of Sport.
Great South Dakota Gold Find.
tomiitiun of Affairs in Cuba,
Bar Silver 05 I-Se.
Cash Wheat In Chicago SO 5-SC.
Stocks Strong- and Higher.
City Assessment Notices.
Wants of the People.
Meeting- of the National Guardsmen.
Tariffs on Soft Coal.
Met — Prisoner of Zenda, 8.1»».
Grand— McSoriey's Twins, li.;iO, 5.15.
Plymouth Ch. — State Teachers, 10, S.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Sailed: Havel. Bremen;
Cevic, Liverpool. Arrive! : Massachusetts,
London; Kaiser Wilhe.ni 11., Genua.
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived:. Waesland, Phil
adelphia for Liverpool.
Chicago has enough highwaymen for J
three cities of its size.
Capt. Weyler's legs are not so brave
as his telegraph instrument.
Weston would have made the dis- !
tance easily if he had had his skates
Don't swear off till you take a good j
look at your list of last years swear- j
Anyhow we have had the nicest
spring weather this December in many
The school boy who gave the capital ;
of the state of New York as Tom Piatt
wasn't so very far out of the way.
The Boston car men's strike was ;
merely an emphatic request for a larger :
slice of the Christmas plum pudding.
Mr. Bryan's conclusion to quit the
lecture platform was reached after tak
ing a look at his first night's gate re
A water famine at Evanston, 111., has
forced the people to the temporary use
of beer. They took to it like a duck
It has been discovered that there has
been a large recent increase in wolves
in Montana. The same discovery has
been made in Chicago.
A meeting of Chicago ministers has j
adopted a long series of resolutions de
nouncing lynchings. This looks like a
work of supererogation.
Miss Emma C. West, of New York,
has told her sisters in a lecture torn
how to instantly detect a lie. And
Emma isn't married either.
Actors cry out that their profession
is overcrowded. It is merely over
crowded with people who think they
can act, not wjth real actors.
Martin B. Madden, candidate for sen
ator from Illinois, may be said to have
too great a handicap. He has the
newspapers of Chicago on his back.
What are the New York Sun and Chi
cago Inter Ocean going to do with
their surplus venom after Mr. Cleve
land goes out of office next March?
Judge Waymiere, of California, who
is to be McKinley's secretary of agri
culture, would weigh more in public
esteem if he had a prettier name.
Col. Breckinridge's son has spent
three years tramping around the globe.
Is the once great Breckinridge fam
ily gradually developing Into tramps?
Ragged Top, South Dakota, appears
likely to equal Cripple Creek in riches.
Men have been taking a fortune a
day out of this mountain for a month.
There are over 42,000 saloons in busi
ness in New York. This is nearly
twice as many as in any other state.
What is the matter With the Raines
Chicago has settled one Important
question. By permitting Yerkes to take
6 cents fare from every one who rides
in his cats the town retains Yerkes as
Greater New York will be governed
by the borough plan in five divisions.
About three of the five divisions will
run along about as usual — without any
It is now positively stated that Ten
nessee will not be represented in the
McKinley cabinet This puts Henry
Clay Evans on the Ice for the thir
Borne cf the male teachers in Illinois
take too enthusiastic an interest in
their pupils. One lias just been dis
charged for hugging, kissing and pinch
ing giils in his Charge.
Mr. McKinley Is said to be debating
whether to make Redfield Procter or
William Rush Merriam secretary of
war. Vermont ought not to be In it
With Minnesota In this fight.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
Bfl^S ARE SODP
ECKELS SEES SO CAUSE FOR ALARM
IX THE PRESENT SITUA
PURELY -LOCAL CONDITIONS
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINANCIAL
TROUBLES OF THE PAST FEW
A HEAVY FAILURE IN ILLINOIS.
Firm of Bankers Unable to Rca'Ue
on Their Large But Scattered
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.— Comptroller
Eckels said this aftetrnoon that he
feels no apprehension over the bank
failures which have occurred of late.
Mr. Eckels, when asked today as to
the general banking situation, said:
"Those failures which have occurred
lately have little or no significance
attached to them. They were due
largely to local causes, wholly uncon
nected with the general condition of
the banks throughout the country at
large. The two failures today are of
minor importance, in each case the
bank's capital being only $200,000. As ;
against these few failures, based on j
local causes, the general condition of j
the banks is excellent. On the whole j
it is evdent that the national banks to- i
day are as stable as they ever were, j
and the sporadic failure of a bank here j
and there through defects peculiar to j
the failing bank is of small impor- j
tance, wholly without significance. I !
am advised from Minneapolis that the |
failure there has occasioned no dis- I
turbance beyond the institution con
TOO MANY IRONS
To Blame for a Heavy Failure in
BATAVIA, 111., Dec. 29— The liqui
dation of the Atlas National bank, of
Chicago, has precipitated the suspen
sion of the Van Nortwick bank, of Ba
tavia, and the assignment by William I
M. and John S. Van Nortwick, of all
their vast property interests, aggregat- j
ing $2,500,000, to the Equitable Trust j
company, of Chicago.
Articles of assignment, were filed in !
the Kane county court at Geneva, and
were three in number, William M. and j
John S. Van Nortwick each assigning
as individuals, and the two assigning
as a firm. Their schedule of indebted
ness was not filed with the articles of
assignment, but the liabilities are said
to aggregate $2,000,000. The Van Nort
wick interests, aside from Batavia
property, are largely in paper mills
and manufacturing Industries. Their
last statement of assets, prepared a
year ago, placed their wealth at $2,
--500,000. They own a business block,
residences and two farms in Batavia
township, the whole valued at $150,000; ;
also the Western paper factories of Ba- !
tavia and Kaukauna, the largest con- |
cerns of the kind in the world, with
a daily output of 2,000,000 bags; also !
a strawboard mill at Batavia, unused. |
The paper mills at Appleton, Wis., are
valued at $SOO,OOO. They own valuable !
"pine lands in Wisconsin, and have stock
in the old Second National bank, of ,
Aurora; the Aurora cotton mills and the \
| Kaukauna and Appleton banks. They ;
j are principal owners of the Appleton i
Manufacturing company, of Geneva, 111. '<
The brothers own 464 shares in the :
Atlas National bank, of Chicago.
The Van Nortwick bank in Batavia
had a large clientage. The bank has
been soliciting deposits for some time
past, paying large interest, a fact which j
with good business men gave evidence j
of weakness, if not distress. Such was i
; the general confidence of Batavia de- j
■ i osi tors in the Van Nortwicks, how- j
; ever, that there was no run on the
bank, notwithstanding the reports of
i the trouble of the Atlas bank and the
! Van Nortwicks' connection with the
Chicago. Dec. 29. — Attorney A. W.
Green, who drew up the assignment pa
pers for the Batavia bank, disclosed
the principal causes which led up to the
; assignment, in an interview today.
; Aside from the Atlas bank liquidation
; the most important factor in the Van
j Nortwick crash, he said, was the re
j cent failure to dispose of $200,000 worth
l of bonds in the Boston markets, se •
! cured by the great combined mills,
: situated en Fox river, in Wisconsin, I
] and valued at $700,000 in a clear mar-
I ket. Negotiations for the conclusion
of the deal had been nearly completed
I when the National of Illinois failure
was announced. This Immediately put
! a stop on the sale of the bonds, and the
' Van Nortwicks were thrown upon their
| cash reserve once more. Mr. Green
I said that if this bond sale had been
j successful the Batavia bank would
] have been tided through the present
.Appleton, Wis.. Dec. 29.— The failure !
j of Van 'Sr&rtwiek Bros.' bank at Bata-
I via has not yet affected the Fox river !
i valley properties of the brothers, name- j
! ly, the combined Docks Paper compa- i
I r.y and the Appleton Paper and Pulp !
j company, of this city, and the Western |
j Paper Bag company's mill at Kaukana. I
; Up to date it is only the Illinois p'rop
| erty of the brothers that is affected, i
: And it is believed that the Fox river \
■ property will pull through unharmed, i
j The Citizens' National bank, of this
city, of which John S. Van Nortwick j
! was president, will not be Involved in j
! the failure. John S. has resigned as !
i president and director, and his place j
i has been filled by Lamar Olmsted as |
president, and John McNaughton as j
j director. No run has begun on the
VAN NORTWICK MILLIONS.
Their Fate to Be Decided at a Con
CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— The fate of the
Van Nortwick millions will be deter- !
mined in a large degree by a confer- \
ence to be held in this city tomorrow, j
j Wuf. M. Van Nortwick was engaged
; all day in making arrangements with ;
j creditors and stockholders in various '
Van Nortwick enterprises by which j
the firm could unload some of the j
] vast properties it had accumulated In
j the last six years and get cash there
i for. So successful was he that tonight J
he sent an imperative message to his j
brother, John S. V*.n Nortwick, at !
Appleton, Wis., to meet him in Chicago
Little was given out as to the nature
of the settlement which the brothers
arc hopeful of making. All that could
be learned was that some of the plants
were to pass into other hands and a
large segment of the Van Nortwick
heritage was to be disintegrated. The
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1896.
factory of the Appleton Manufacturing
company at Geneva, 111., may pass
into the control of the Pedes, of Ge
neva, who now hold stock in the com
pany. The settlement is to carry with
it the payment of the claim of the At
las National bank for some $300,000,
which has passed into the hands of the
trustees of the clearing house banks-
This claim is secured by a trust deed
on the plant of the paper company at
Appleton, which was put on record at
Appleton by the Atlas National last
Saturday. This, according to Cashier
Stone, of the Atlas, is the only in
cumbrance on all the Van Nortwick
SIOUX CITY, 10., Dec. 29.— The Farm
ers' Trust company has gone into the hands
of a receiver. The appointment was made
on application of W. T. Honslnger, vice pres
idpnt of the company. The liabilities are
$135,000; assets, $238,000; assets consist prin
cipally of notes secured by real estate mort
gages. Inability to realize on assets is given
as the cause of the failure. The connpany
intends to continue to do business and ex
pects to pay in full.
ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 29.— The Commercial
National bank, of this city, closed its doors
this morning by order of the board of direc
tors. The trouble was caused by a heavy run
on the bank yesterday. The officials say that
depositors will be paid in full.
State Sessions on in lovrn nntl NortU
FARGO, N. D., Dec. 29.— Fargo is
crowded with teachers from all over
the state who are here in attendance
at the meeting of the North Dakota
Educational association. The general
association is divided into four sub
branches, the high school council, col
lege and normal section, elementary
section and department of superintend
ence. They all met in the high school
building this morning and addresses
were delivered by the presidents of
each and some papers discussed. This
afternoon the general association met
in the courthouse and was welcomed
by Mayor Johnson, after which the
programme was carried out. Tonight
the teachers were tendered a reception j
at Masonic Temple by Fargo teachers.
Tomorrow night there is a medal con
test in the opera house. The sessions
will continue three days. In the ab
sence of President Perkins, Vice Presi
dent Schmidt, of Jamestown, presides.
Dcs Moines, 10., Dec. 29. — The lowa
State Teachers' association began its
forty-second annual meeting here to
day. The educational council adopted
the reports of the committee on first
and second years' work, how best to
meet the needs of the country schools
and what hinders unifying the educa
tional forces of the state. This after
noon was taken up in discussing
whether nature studies in the grades
below the high school are beneficial.
Eleven round table meetings were
held this afternoon. The county super
intendents met this morning and dis
cussed the question of salaries. Wissh
ler, of Sioux county, said it had cost
him $600 to get office and he must have
more salary. This started a warm
discussion and a general denunciation
of politicians. The enrollment num
bered 410, which is very large for the
first day. It will exceed 1,000.
Offered in Evidence Against the
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 29.—Testi
mony in the Balser murder case, now
being tried in the district court, was
completed for the state today. Half a
day will suffice for the testimony of
the defense. Much new evidence was
introduced today. Sheriff Daniel Bowen
testified that Balser expressed himself
well pleased that he had done a good
job in shooting his wife and that he
had previously expressed his intention
to shoot her. The defense will en
deavor to show that Balser was intox
icated at the time of the shooting, and
consequently was not responsible for
his action. Witnesses have testified
who saw the shooting, and the bullet,
which was extracted from Mrs. Balser
and which penetrated the heart and
lungs, has been introduced, thus mak
ing a clear case against Balser.
WOMAN'S BODY FOUND.
Hacked l>y a Murderer or by Medical
Special to the Globe.
IJLLUTH, Minn., Dec. 29.— A news
paper carrier this morning saw two
dogs fighting over an object and on
separating them he saw that it was a
human foot which the dogs had taken
from a pile of dirt in an alley. The
police made an investigation and found
the greater part of a woman's body
hacked to pieces in a very skillful
manner. The police are working on
various theories. Part of the spine was
found with plaster of Paris on it, so
it is supposed that medical students
were responsible for the ghastly find.
Doctors, who examined the remains,
however, decided that the cutting was
too rough and unskillful for students.
The remains had evidently been ex
posed several months. The police hope
to find out the truth about it in a few
JEALOUS LOVER'S CRIME.
Killed His Sweetheart and Then
GETTYSBURG, S. D., Dec. 29.—Ed
ward Rosa, a young ranchman, shot
and killed Miss Mary Brehl, his affi
anced, at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Stewart, of Forest City, on Monday.
The couple attended a dance Christmas
night, where the young lady, ignoring
her escort; accepted the attentions of
another man. Monday morning youn_?
Rosa called on her at her sister's and
was invited by her into the sitting
room, from whence a shot was soon
Mrs. Stewart rushed into the room in
time to see her sister falling from a
chair, the blood gushing from a wound
just back of the left ear. Rosa pointed
his gun at her, telling her to leave im
mediately, which command she obeyed,
and in another instant she heard an
Help was summoned and Dr. Rem,
of Cheyenne agency, called, only to
find the twe once happy lovers cold in
death. The coroner was summoned
and a jury empaneled, which brought
in a verdict of murder and suicide.
Indemnity Cases Are to Be Heard
GRACEVT.L.L.E, Minn., Dec. 29.— A
large number of settlers on the St. P.,
M. & M. indemnity lands whose claims
have been filed on by St. Cloud parties,
and who were notified that a hear
ing of their cases would be held at St.
Cloud, have succeeded, through the
issuance of an order by the general
land commissioner, in having the hear
ing heard at Wheaton, the same as the
Ireland land cases. There is much re
joicing among the settlers in conse
quence, as it means a saving of $40
or $50 to each claimant. This order
will be the means of hastening the
settlement of many cases, particularly
where the St. Cloud fliers realize that
they stand but little show of winning.
Killed by a Colt.
Special to the Globe.
RED WING, Minn., Dec. 29.-#fed Swanson,
of Hager. Wis., was killed to^l^ by a frac
tious colt, while trying to break the animal.
UfIDERItEAK GOT IT
OLMSTED COUNTY MAN IS NOMI
NATED BY THE COMBINE
FEIG AND GRONDAHL QUIT.
THEY PREDICT SUCCESS FOR THE
TniI.HVIR.4TE IN SPITE
JONES' MANAGERS SANGUINE.
They limint That Tlielr Candidate
Will Have a Score of Votes
Joseph Underleak, of Cbatfield, Olm
sted county, is the anti-Jones candi
date for speaker of the house of repre
Grondahl's star has set. The Red
Wing editor was defeated, as he ex
plained himself, by a series of mis
baps, which prevented the attendance
at the combine- triangular caucus yes
terday of a number of his stanchest
supporters. These votes would have
saved him, he says, but they were not
there. However, he is true to the
cause, he insists, and having gone into
the caucus he will stand by the nom
inee. Henry Feig, too, is apparently
as willing to witness the election of a
First as a Third district man.
Naturally the busy colony at the
Windsor spent the entire morning of
yesterday in anticipation of the caucus
of the First, Third and Seventh con
gressional districts' combine which ihad
been announced to take place in the
afternoon. Speculation was rife as to
how many members of the house there
would be in the meeting, and both
sides were doomed to disappointment
when the meeting finally convened, if
the variegated reports as to the at
tendance are any criterion.
The combine people claim that they
had thirty-one votes in the meeting
and that as the meeting decided that
Underleak would make an excellent
presiding officer, every one of these
voters will be cast for him as speaker
of the house at the Republican caucus
whenever it is held-
On the other hand, the Jones people
insist that the triple-combine only
mustered eighteen votes at the start
and that this had dwindled to fifteen
before the meeting adjourned. The
combine people say they had six mem
bers from the Seventh district the
rest being about equally divided be
tween the First and Third. The Jones
folK insist that the enemy only had
five from the Seventh district, five
from the Third, and eight from the
Anyway It was a busy session and a
hard fought one. Mr. Grondahl had
anticipated at the start that the caucus
would determine In his favor, but it
was apparent soon after the organiza
tion of the meeting that his forces '
were depleted by the absence of a num
ber of willing workers.
Henry Feig had shelved his personal
ambition, practically, in the interest of
the anti-Jones party, and while he
may have entertained an occasional
fancy of working in in the event of a
deadlock between his co-conspirators,
he was content to share in the pleasant
duty of nominating one or the other of
them. As it developed, it was Under
Mr. Grondahl returned to his home
last night. He had little to say about
the result of the caucus, although he
admitted it had resulted differently
from the termination he had expected.
"However," he said, "I am well satis
fied. Several of my stanchest sup
porters, including those from my own
county, were absent. I was in the lead
of the other candidates at first, and
needed only one vote to nominate me
but could not get it. I will, of course!
abide by the result of the caucus, and
use all honorable means to elect Mr.
Underleak speaker. I believe he will
Hnry Feig was equally good-natured
after the session, and while Henry's
perturbed countenance of late has led
to a suspicion on the pjrt of other Re
publicans that he w^as "sulking," there
was no trace of it last night. Had he
a high board fence around the earth,
he could hardly have been less sat
• * *
While the 31 votes claimed by the
combine are far from enough to nom
inate in the full Republican caucus,
the promoters of the deal insist that in
the meeting of yesterday is a harbinger
of success that may well strike dis
may to the Jones leaders. Said one of
the active spirits in the caucus last
"It Is now a question of the election
of one of two men from the country.
I see no reason why the cltie3 should
take sides. There is a magnificent op
portunity here for the cities to bury
for an age the enmities which have
arisen In the rancor of previous polit
ical contests where the cities and the
rural population were pitted, the one
against the other. If the Republican
members from St. Paul and Minneapo
lis, and they constitute practically the
entire delegations, desire to do the best
thing possible — the unification of all
factions and parties on a common basis
of good fellowship and mutual benefit,
then they will not caucus on the speak
ership at all, but let each member vote
according to his individual preferences.
The combine people hold that if this
neutral position is taken by the cities
it will Insure Underleak's election. They
do not need them both, they say, a
practical admission that they cannot
get them both, but they do not want
the cities to declare for Jones.
• * •
On the other hand, the executive
committee which was in charge of the
Jones campaign maintains that It will
be able to nominate the Todd county
man on the first ballot, when the Re
publicans get together.
• * *
Joseph Underleak, though born in
Bohemia, has been an American ever
since before his first birthday anniver
sary, and a Minneeotan for forty years.
In fact, he has resided in the same
county ever since. He is now in his
third term in the legislature, and comes
honestly by his promotion, if elected,
having been chairman of the house
judiciary committee two years ago.
He was also a member of the railroads
and public lands committees.
• * •
It is reported that Minneapolis and
St. Paul will vote for Jones In the cau
• * *
The friends of H. J. Dowling are
more sanguine than ever of his elec
tion as chief clerk of the house. The
nomination of Underleak by the united
factions yesterday,- they insist, is the
last nail in the cof^n of Dean, in spite
of the hard fight' he lias made. It
would appear that j Dean made a mis
take in his activity in promoting the
meeting yesterday* 'instead of a Third
district man being nominated under
circumstances which, in the event of
his election, would lead his supporters
to be warm in their feeling for a First
Named Last Night by a Caucus for Speaker of the House.
district nominee for chief clerk, Mr.
Dean now sees a speakership nominee
from his own district, whose election
will react on his personal campaign,
and It is now too laute, probably, for
him to make any alliance with the
* * •
The Jones people claim that as yet
they have paid no attention to the
minor offices of the list, as far as
trading purposes are concerned, and
that while they are in a position to
command 15 or 20 votes more than
enough. It is all by a spirit of love and
good fellowship and not by the com
merce of politics.
» * *
The Second district will caucus Sat
urday, and will probably then examine
into the qualifications of the various
candidates for official position, as will
also the Sixth district members, who
have been so busy with the Jones cam
paign that they have had little time
to puzzle over the rest of the ticket.
* * *
The three delegations met separately
at first, and when the Seventh dis
trict meeting was called to order, Rep
resentative Reeves made a statement
to the effect that he was opposed to
indorsing any candidate for speakeT,
and that he would not be bound to sup
port any man whom they might name.
He then left the room. Representative
Finney is said to have taken the same
* * *
After the districts had met separate
ly, and discussed matters from vari
ous local standpoint, a general caucus
was had In parlors B and C cf the ho
tel, there being a slightly diminished
attendance from the total of the three
caucuses previously held.
* * *
H. G. Hayes, of the Sleepy Eye Dis
patch, who was recently thrust into the
canvass for enrolling clerk by his
friends, has yielded gracefully to their
entreaties, and he and his adversary,
Krayenbuhl, are perhaps the most con
stant members of the lobby.
* * *
Julius H. Block, of St. Peter, and
Alvah Eastman, of St. Cloud, were
around the Windsor yesterday, but
they insisted that they were not par
ticipating in the scramble at all. They
did not appear in the least concerned
about the minority report for the
fourth insane hospital location com
mission, which It is promised by Rev.
Sam G. Smith to present to the legis
lature when it convenes.
* * *
John J. Boobar, of St. Cloud, prob
ably carried off the laurels as the I
champion story teller of the last house,
tut now the tables are turned, and
stories are being told on him. One is
at the expense cf the auditor of a coun
ty whose name need not be mentioned
further than to state that it has the
largest population of any county in
the state. It appears hat this auditor,
with an eye to the meeting which took
place yesterday, met Boobar a few
days ago, and without consulting his
index of house members, proceeded to
jolly the St. Cloud man on the suppo
sition that he still had a vote in the
law making body.
"We want a law passed to change
the present system of accounts. '
"Don't you think that would be a good
thing?" asked the auditor. "Have a
"Certainly," replied Boobar. "And I'll
tell you another thing you want done."
John rolled off another scheme, and
the auditor bought another drink. He !
laid down a ten-dollar gold piece for
a fifty-cent piece and was out $9.50.
Glibly, the Steams ex-representative,
reeled off a lot of things that he
thought the auditor ought to push,
and with each new drinks were pur
chased. As they separated, the auditor
"Of course, we can count on you be
ing with us this winter."
"Well, not exactly," replied Boobar,
"you know I was not elected this
Some of the members of the legis
lature who are Interested in the cam
paign of speakership candidates were
complaining Monday night of the scar
city of Hennepin county members.
They had nothing to complain of yes
terday. Steve Dovejoy was over
bright and early, and they did whis
per about the lobby of the Windsor
that the reason for Steve's intense in
terest in the result of the anti-Jones
fight was that he wants to be chair
man of the committee on railroads,
and he wanted to hitch his sled to
the right wagon. But nearly all the
Hennepin house delegation was on
hand. There were Fred B. Snyder, ,
Jacob Foell, Simon Meyers, W. T. Coe,
Judge Henry G. Hicks, W. R. Cray,
John F. Dahl, Daniel T. Davies, S. A.
Stockwell. E. E. Smith and John R.
Cunningham. Judge Hicks, with glis
tening silk tile and neatly trimmed
white beard, towered over the crowd
like Frank Hiscock over a York state
convention, and if it had been a ques
tion of commanding presence, the ex
judge would, no doubt, have been elect
ed speaker In a walk. The Minne
apolitans made no secret of the fact
that they were over to familiarize
themselves with the trend of events,
and, while so far as could be learned,
none of them participated at all in the
deliberations of the anti-Joones caucus,
they keps£close to the center of the
storm In o*der to catch every drifting
Jv- * * •
Hennepin alec sent no Inconsiderable
PRICE TWO CENTS-H ™l™£\
delegation of third house members.
Tom Downs, like the old war horse
turning to the fray, felt new life in
sniffling the excitement in the atmos
phere, and ex-Alderman Woodward,
no longer content with the municiv;al
machinery, was watching the corners
in the interest of a couple of ward sup
porters of his own party.
E. S. Gaylord, searching for his old
committee clerkship, and Rev. Wm.
Wilkinson, not averse to a few more
five dollar prayers, were in evidence.
* * *
While the big caucus was in session,
the Democrats who happened in at the
hotel were seized with the same spirit
and held a caucus of their own. Tom
Martin and Stockwell and Foell, of
Minneapolis, compiising nearly the en
tire Democratic representation in tha
Twin Cities, weighed the possibilities of
the eight Democratic votes cutting any
figure In the speakership contest, and
as Martin expressed it in base ball
parlance, they all determined not to
sign until they heard from everybody.
* * *
Rev. William C. Covert, the Presby
terian pastor at Macalester, is a can
didate for chaplain.
* * *
Local colored Republicans have en
dorsed J. M. Ball for a position in the
senate cloak room.
■* » *
W. E. Allen, assistant secretary of
the senate two years ago, is a can
didate for re-election.
* * *
It is hinted that Representative
Thomas Torson, of St. James, will suc
ceed William Lockwood as chairman
of the committee on temperance.
* * *
Outside of the three leaders In the
anti-Jones fight, jverhaps the busiest
man at the Windsor yesterday was
Senator Day, of Fairmont. The silver
orator has not reconciled himself to the
idea of having to leave . the senate
chamber and join the great outside
world again, and he is brushing up
a lot of old friendships in an endeavor
to prevent the seating of H. H. Dunn.
* * *
[ Railroad Commissioner Nate Kings
■ ley was stirring himself in the interests
! of harmony, although his explanation
of who he meant by harmony was
* * *
It is expected that the Second dis
trict will caucus Saturday, and from
that on the contest is esteemed to be
* • •
W. B. Douglas, of Moorhead, and E.
K. Roverid, of Caledonia, were con
spicuous in yesterday's arrivals.
AID FOR DUBOIS.
i Johns Wishes to See the Idaho
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.— When ask
ed today what part the Democratic
national committee would take in the
Idaho senatorial contest, Senator
Johns, chairman of that organization,
I said that the committee had held no
j meeting and could not act as such, but
j that several of its members and many
of the leading Democrats of the coun
try had expressed themselves as de
sirous of promoting Dubois' chances
in every way possible. "We consider,"
he said, "that Senator Dubois and the
element he represents were of material
i assistance to us in the late campaign
! and I, for one, feel as anxious that
j. Dubois should be returned to the sen-
I ate as though he were a Democrat. The
| Democratic senators feel thus about
the matter and they have anited in a
letter to the Idaho Democrats express
ing their opinion to this effect."
Fntnre of the Party in the State
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 29.— After
being in session for two days the Popu
lists embodied the future conduct of
the party in this state in the following
resolutions adopted tonight:
Resolved, That we deem it advisable that
the organization of the People's party should
be continued throughout this state, and we
recommend the organization of clubs through
out the state without any reference to party
Resolved, That we believe that further and
better provisions by law ought to be made
to properly protect the voters of this state
in a free expression by their votes, of their
views and to that end that the votes when
cast shall be accurately counted.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 29.— A Republic spe
cial from Kirksvllle, Mo., says: The Popu
• lists of the First congressional district met in
convention In this city today and nominated
Joseph Miller, a farmer from Scotland coun
ty, for congress, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Mr. Giles, who carried the
district at the last election. Miller is a mid
Embezzled County Funds and Then
ANTIGO, Wis., Dec. 29.— Henry F.
Strauss, county clerk of Langlade
county, committed suicide last night
by poison. He had been called on to
surrender the county books and funds
and had secured an extension of time.
He left a letter addressed to his wife,
admitting that he was a defaulter to
the amount of $3,770. Strauss was a
pioneer, seventy-two years old and
was known as "Honest Henry"
GflU'T fiEAH hamm
SOUTH DAKOTA RESENTS INTER.
FERENCE BY HIM IN THE
A FREE-FOR-ALL CONTEST.
KYLE, PICKLER AND PLOWMAN AU*
STAND ABOUT AN EVEN
SOME POPULISTS ARE OUTSPOKEN.
They Prefer a Republican Before
the Honorable Gentleman Who
Now Wears the Toga,
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D v Dec. 29.— A dispatch
from Washington saying Mark Hanna.
would take a hand in South Dakota' 3
senatorial contest in aid of Congress
man Pickler is not received with favor..
Maj. Pickler is likely to receive the
support of the Republibcan senatorial
caucus, and many declare he will have
a dozen or more votes from the fu
slonists when the test comes. Not a
few Populists are outspoken against
Kyle's re-election, and rather than see
him win, will support Pickler or Judge
Plowman. The latter was here today
looking after his candidacy, and was
visited by many influential Populists.
The conference to be held here on
Saturday of the Populist legislators
and leaders is not likely to concen
trate their forces on any one candi
date, in which case Kyle, Plowman
and Pickler will have an even showing.
NORTH DAKOTA TOGA.
Some Uncertainty as to Jnst Who.
Will Wear It.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 29.—
Coming politiacl events are not
casting their shadows before
them In North Dakota with
any great distinctness, and, al
though the beginning of the legislative
session is only a week distant, nobody
can speak with much certainty as to
the probable outcome of the senatorial
contest. It is conceded, even by tho
opposition, that Senator Hansbrough,
who is seeking a re-election, is in the
lead, and that he will lead in the leg
islative caucus, but beyond this it does
not seem safe to go at this time. Cer
tain political "straws," unimportant
in themselves, and which in a different
sort of contest would not be regarded
as being significant, point in Hans
broug<h's direction, and it is possible
that they indicate what, in the end, will
be the prevailing wind, but any definite
conclusions based upon them at present
might be misleading and land one's
guess far from the mark.
Special to the Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 29.—
The 27 votes of the opposition in tho
next legislature will not go to Hans
brough according to the latest ueport.
The votes will go to a silver man" and
he will get the support of the Populist
and Demcmtk* members. This will
complicate matters and 27 votes used
at the proper time will, no doubt, carry
the election, should the Republican
caucus rot decide. No man has been
selected for the support of that fac
Gathered at Cleveland for a Con.
ference With Hanna.
CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. 29.— A great
number of prominent visitors caliei
at the office of M. A. Hanna today.
Among them were Hon. Henry C.
Payne, of Wisconsin, of the national
executive committee; Senator Clark
and Hon. Frank W. Mondel, of Wyo
ming, and Judge Oeiborne, a prominent
politician of South Dakota, and others.
Most of them met together at Mr.
Hanna's office and held a long confer
ence with the national chairman. It
was stated that Messrs. Payne and
Osborne came here to confer with Mr.
Hanna on business connected with the
national executive committee. Gen.
Anson G. McCook, who was the guest
of Mr. Hanna at Windemere during
his brief visit to Cleveland, left for
Canton today to call upon the presi
As a result of the conference today
many reports of cabinet slates were
in circulation, but those who are likely
to know say the slate has not been
completed. The conference at Mr.
Hanna's office today was held -behind
closed doors, and at its conclusion Mr.
Hanna escorted several of his visitors
to the Union club for lunch.
TOWNE FOR GOVERNOR.
Silver Men of Minnesota Connting
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 29.—Con
gressman Charles A. Towne, who will
soon retire from the house of repre
sentatives, will be the free silver Pop
ocratic candidate for governor of Min
nesota in 1898. 'This is the story that,
ccmes floating down from the North
Star state, and some of the irreverent
among the Minnesota colony in Wash
ington say that it is a Christmas carol
from Duiuth. Nevertheless, there is
something in the report, for the lead
ing silver men here are talking about
it The plan contemplated among the
fusion forces, it is said, is to run
Towne for governor, and also try and
capture the legislature for the purpose
of electing a United States senator to
John Lind is the man who has been
selected for the senatorial candidate.
The next election will occur in an off
year and the Popocrais are laying
wires in several states to capture the
legislature. It is said that W. J. Bryan
will stump Minnesota for Towne and
Lind in 1898.
SMALLEY SEES M'KINLEY.
St. Paul Man Calls on the President-
CANTON. 0., Dec-. 29.— There was a
constant stream of callers at the ? home
of Maj. McKinley this murriing. One
of the early callers was Hon. Charles
Allison, of Knoxville, Term. Mr. Al
lison said that in his opinion Tennessee
would hardly be represented in Presi
dent McKinley's cabinet. 'There has
been a great deal of talk about Mr.
Evans." said Mr. Allison, "but I do
not think he will be selected. I be
lieve that Judge Gdft, of W. Va., is a
favorite man to represent the South,
If that section of the country is to be
Hon. Frank McDowell, of South Da
kota. wa3 also a caller. Mr. McDowell
is a friend of Senator Richard T. Pet
tigrew. Among the other callers were
Eugene V. Smalley. of St. Paul. Minn.„
and Arthur J. Stewart, of Manchester,,
Franz Found Guilty.
DAYTON, 0., Dec. 20.— The jury in tho
case ot the State vs. Albert Franz, iri"d
for the murder of Bessie Little, brought in
a verdict of murder in thr> first degree to
night, having been out a little over an hour.