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VOL. XX.— NO. 5.
THE ST. PflrUk Gl^OßsF.
TUESDAY, JAN. 5, IS»T,
Weather tor Today-
Fair and Colder.
Senate Caucus Nomination..
Minnesota limine Nominations.
South Dickota Legislator. Caucus.
Slate l-'lxed at Bismarck.
Three Hank Failure*.
Aurrliaah Is ilaUe Deceiver.
I.o>e Heads the New Council.
New Commissioners Meet.
Eight ttt Commodore's Crew Sank.
Merrium to Remain in St. Paul.
St. Paul Banks §tro«__; In Reserve.
Fit- and Corhett Sijin.
Date for I»ig- Eight March 17.
Day's Sporting; Events.
Storm Causing a Blockade.
Losn of Life Feared.
Tohaeco Growers Want Protection. J
Official City Notices.
Official City Notices.
Bar Silver, 04 7-Sc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, SOc.
Wants of the People.
Supreme Court Decisions.
News of the Courts.
Priest Talks to Preachers.
Social Events of a Day.
Met— Too Much Johnson, S.lo,
Grand— Black Patti. 8.18.
Conover Hall— Herr Halir, 8.
Capitol— Cet.islnti.re, 10.
Mozart Hall — Choral Association, H.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK. Jan. 4.— Sailed: Zaar.dam,
Amsterdam. Arrived: L»a Normandie, Havre;
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Wanderer, New Or
Old Boreas, at least, ls enjoying a i
season of activity and business pros- I
As good things on Ice the legislator
and the blizzard are rivals for popular
There's one affliction that Minnesota
escapes. This is an off year on sena- I
New Yorkers are more and more in
doubt as to which is the worst scourge, I
yellow jack or the yellow kid.
■ — ■ ' — m
When American tobacco growers ask i
for a prohibitory tariff it is time for the i
smoker to demand protection.
It Is time to call a halt on anglo- '
mania when old Father Knickerbocker
indulges in a genuine London fog.
The big corn crop in Nebraska and
the high price of coal makes farmers
out there think they have corn to burn.
William Waldorf Astor, with a touch
of gout, begins to realize that it isn't
all fun training to be an English lord.
Considering that Weyler has "paci
fied" nearly all of Cuba, his disincli
nation to get beyond range of the guns
of Morro Castle is unaccountable.
For bravery, the opera singer, De
Vritz, must be awarded the palm. 'He j
is going to marry Miss Lansing
Rowena, the girl who challenged Cor
A Wilmington corpse was brought to
life by the singing of the mourners.
This is not the first instance of music
being horrible enough to raise the
If all these cargoes of contraband war
material are falling into the hands of
the Spanish, as Weyler claims, why is
he so anxious to put a stop to filibus
It Is stated that London annually
drinks fourteen tons of mud. If that
be true, the drink in that burg must
be similar to the atmosphere — some
thing that can be cut.
The man who founds his home on a
rock is supposed to be sensible, but in- j
habitants of the Arkansaw capital
found Little Rock no protection when
the floods came Sunday.
Not every Kentucky colonel can go
to paradise when he dies, but the one
at Cynthiana who left directions that
he be buried ln a tank of bourbon has
made certain of his own case.
Kansas Pops who want the state to
run liquor dispensaries will find, if the \
scheme goes through, that it is harder ,
to get their names on the grog shop •
elate than it is on the political slate.
Solons who have failed to reach the j
capital on account of the storm can j
find consolation in the fact that their
Fituation is not so bad as that of th^lr j
opponents who were snowed undei.
At least a million of the 70,000,000
people of this great nation are -how- I
ing a sudden disposition to discuss "The j
lesson of the late election." Drop it! i
Not one person of the million has
learned the lesson. It must "be learned !
as the months roll on.
Five Shelbyvllle, Ind., bachelors have
Bworn to be married inside of a year,
and If any one of them fails m, his
oath, he is to sit at a banquet with the
others, bound and gagged and in
charge of the sheriff. Why he is to |>c
bound and gagged and a prisoner Is not
explained, unless it ls to put him as
nearly as possible ln the same condl
f'on as the benedicts.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
STATUS Of DARIUS
SENATOR MORGAN'S RIGHTS IN A
REPIHLICAX CAUCUS ARE
HE'S NOT HUMBLE ENOUGH
TO Sl IT SOME OF HIS COUUEAGIES,
BUT IS TOLERATED AFT-
THE SLATE OE OFFICEHOLDERS
Is Made Up by the August Hj«ly
AYhleh Gather* in the West
The problem that held the senate
caucus for an hour or more was the
right of Senator Morgan to vote in the
Republican caucus. He was there and
ready to vote.
While the debate was lively, it was
at all times decorous. Senator Wyman
started the ball by nominating Senator
Barr as president of the caucus. Sen
ator Sperry was made secretary. The
roll call showed there were forty-one
present, as follows: Senators Roverud,
Thompson, Sweningson, Knatvold, Mc-
Arthur, Miller, French, Barr, Collister,
Sperry, Currier, Stebbins, Yale, Peter
son, 'Larson, Lloyd, Stockton, Wing,
Greer, Masterman, Sheehan, Pottgieser,
Ozmun, Stevens, W. E. Johnson, Wy
man, Potter, Morgan, Theden, Dunham,
litis, Culkin, Hanson, Henneman,
Thorpe, Young, Hodge, Fuller, Jones,
Neither Senator Day, nor the con
testant for his seat, H. H. Dunn, were
present. Senator S. B. Howard, of
Minneapolis, was ln the ante-room, but
did not seek admittance to the caucus.
The floor of the senate was first clear
ed by the request of the chairman, in
pursuance to a request from the com
mittee issuing the call, and a large
number of applicants for places and
some spectators passed out. Then, upon
the motion of Senator Stevens, the sen
ators decided that they wanted an ex
ecutive session. Senator Wyman want
ed to know whether this was intended
to exclude the press, and Seryitor Ste
vens replied that the reporters were a
part of the body, but did not so notify
The caucus was ready to proceed
with the selection of candidates for
the several places in the gift of the sen
ate, when Senator Morgan arose in his
accustomed place at the extreme right,
and, remarking that he had not been
in accord with the Republican party
during the recent campaign, he had
prepared a written statement which he
wished to read. With this preface he
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Cau
cus: Inasmuch as in the late election I did
not support the candidates nominated by the
Republican national convention at St. Louis,
but, on the contrary, supported Bryan and
Sewall, as the candidates nominated by the
Silver Republican convention, I deem it my
duty to make a brief statement of my posi
tion, in order that the members of this cau
cus may determine whether I am entitled,
as a Republican, to participate in Its delib
Like the other members of the senate, I was
elected upon a platform adopted by the Re
publican state convention ln 1894, that de
clared In plain terms that "l'he Republican
party believes ln bimetallism, and that the
restoration cf silver as ultimate money to the
currency of the world is absolutely necessary
for business prosperity, proper rates of wages
and ihe welfare of the people." In my judg
ment, the declaration thus made was true
then, and Is true today; and so believing, I
declined to support the declaration of the
national Republican platform that until an
"international agreement with the leading
commercial nations can be obtained, the ex
isting gold standard must be preserved."
As a silver Republican, I believe In the
immediate re-establishment of bimetallism,
and the enforcement of a vigorous protective
tariff policy, and am firmly convinced that
one Is futile without the other, and that
both are essential in order to check the
downward trend of prices, afford profitable
employment to American labor and restore
prosperity, which is the supreme result Which
be sought for by every citizen.
It is due to the senators present that I
should state frankly that I expect to continue
to advocate the restoration of bimetallism in
the future. If this result can be accom
plished by an international agreement, which
the Republicans in congress are taking steps
to secure, such steps will be the crowning
achievement of President McKinley's ad
ministration, and will entitle the Republican
party to the lasting gratitude of the wealth
producers of the nation; but should the ef
forts to be thus made fail of success, then
I believe the United States should restore
silver to its coinage by independent action.
Holding to these views, the senators pres
ent will not expect me to apologize for my
support of the candidates nominated by the
Silver Republicans at St. Louis, nor to re
nounce my adherence to the cause of bimet
allism in the future. If, in the Judgment of
the senators, I am disqualified, by reason of
my views upon the silver question, to par
ticipate in the deliberations of the caucus I
shall have no word of complaint to offer- but
on the other hand, If I am not disqualified'
I shall be glad to participate in the work of
the caucus, and, as a Republican, aid in the
selection of candidates for the various posi
tions to be filled by the senate when lt con
In conclusion, I have only to add that
whatever may be your determination as to my
right to participate in the caucus, my de
votion to the true principles of Republican
tern, as I have always indorsed them ln the
past, will continue unabated in the future.
After concluding the reading, Sen
ator Morgan said he would leave the
matter of his remaining with the cau
cus and retire awaiting their decision.
The proper action for the Republican
senators to take was debated for an
hour in a quiet and even-tempered
manner and in a spirit of friemdlines.
to Senator Morgan, which was highly
complimentary in a personal way, al
though there was no equivocation upon
the political issues fought out in the
Senator Stevens moved that the cau
cus invite Senator Morgan to a seat
and the motion was supported by Sen
ators Wyman and Potter, of the Hen
nepin delegation. Collister was the
first to oppose the suggestion. He
said: "It strikes me that the proper
course to pursue is to leave this mat
ter entirely in the hands of Senator
Morgan. In other words, I do not pro
pose to decide for him whether he is
a Republican or not."
Senator Culkin concurred^ ln_ tha
views expressed by Senator Collister.
He said Senator Morgan was not a
Republican, according to his own state
ment, as he still believed in free coin
age at 16 to 1. He wanted the burden
; of the decision left with Senator Mor
! gan and in accordance with this idea
I he moved to lay the resolution on the
Senator Stebbins, who was friendly
j to Morgan and wanted to s-'.s him in
j the caucus, said he believed that the
I positions of Senators Collißter and
! ("uikin were those of the entire caucus
j and as a substitute he proposed that
l the chair should appoint a committee
j of three to wait upon Senator Morgan,
i inform him of the views of the caucus
j and leave him to judge whether he
j would Join them,
j Senator Greer talked at tome length
TUESDAY MORNING, jfANUARY 5 t 18^77
saying that the currency was a new
issue in the last campaign and many
men who were good Republicans had
not supported the ticket. He said It
was to be admitted that part of the
evil under which the country is suffer
ing was due to the passage of the
Sherman law, was passed by the Re
publican party and yet the man whose
name it bore was willing to vote for Its
repeal the day after its passage. He
argued against driving men away from
the party and argued for the advan
tage of a liberal treatment of minori
ties, a. was shown by his experience
ln the house six years ago when the
Democrats and Populists united, and
yet the Republicans were able to shape
Senator Young thought the caucus
had nothing to do with the silver ques
tion. That was a matter for the next
congress and the new president. He
I asked that the statement of Senator
Morgan be laid upon the table and that
he be invited to join them.
Senator Yale was opposed to this. He
was willing to welcome Senator Mor
gan.and even to kill a fatted calf, pro
vided he came back and admitted that
he had been wrong, but Mr. Morgan's
attitude, he thought, was that of a
man who said the Republican party
was wrong and that he was right In
trying to tear it down.
Senator Thompson was willing to ad
! Mit Senator Morgan and moved that
I all the senators be admitted, without
! regard to party.
Senator Spencer was a strict con-
I structionist. He said it was wholly a
; matter of good taste. If Mr. Morgan
! wanted to come into the caucus he
should be admitted, but It was not
right to Invite him. After some fur
ther talk, the following resolution was
j Introduced and adopted:
Resolved, That this caucus Is of the opin-
I ion that while the statement of Senator Mor
gan contains sentiments not accepted by the
caucus it is of the opinion that if he wishes
to participate in its deliberations he should
be allowed to do so; and leaves the decision
of that question to Senator Morgan.
The election of officers was then
taken up. S. A. Langum, of Preston,
was chosen secretary, defeating W. EL
Allen, Senator Barr's nominee.
Editor Countryman, of Appleton, was
chosen first assistant, and Harry C
Barrows, of Minneapolis, second as
sistant. D. M. Brown, of Fergus Falls,
was ch<r_en enrolling clerk, and H. J.
Smith, of Minneapolis, assistant en
rolling clerk, this appointment being
granted to the lieutenant governor by
courtesy. J. E. Peterson, of Blue
Earth, was nominated for engrossing
clerk; Rev. Robert Forbes, of Duluth,
for chaplain; Frank Kenney, Redwood
Falls, for flrst doorkeeper, and Frank
F. Jacobs for second doorkeeper. F.
H. Krch, of St. Paul, was nominated
for sergeant of the committee rooms,
and F. A. Whltlock was named for
cloakroom keeper. H. E. Gibbon, of
La Sueur, defeated W. R. Sache for
sergeant-at-arms, and the positions of
assistant sergeants-at-arms went to F.
B. Lamson, of Wright county, and
John F. Gjernes.
The caucus adjourned after finishing
POLITICAL, SIDE SHOT.
Alvan Eastman denies that he ls working
in Frank Day's Interest. His position as a I
member of the state centrS.l committeo would
preclude his working for a Democratic nom
inee for congress.
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For the flrst time ln several sessions there
will be no initials on the roll call for the
clerk. There is only one each of the Jones,
Smith Johnson and other families.
• * •
J. Albert Hagstrom, who was file clerk ot
the last house, Is a candidate for reappoint
ment. He made a good record two years
ago, and will probably be named.
SHORTAGE .AND SUICIDE.
Cashier of a Baltimore Bank Pre
ferred Death to Shame.
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 4.— Richard
Cornelius, cashier, and for 42 years
connected with the National Farmers'
and Planters' bank, of which Enoch
Pratt was president up to the time of
his death, was discovered to be short
In his accounts to the amount of about
About 10 o'clock this morning Mr.
Cornelius was notified of this discovery
and left the bank. At 1:15 o'clock this
afternoon his dead body was found in
the duck pond at Druid Hill park. He
had committed suicide.
On Saturday last, the attention of
the bank's officers was called by the
bank examiner, to en irregularity in
the accounts of a country bank, for
which the National Farmers' and
Planters' bank was correspondent, and
the officers Immediately began a quiet
investigation of the cashier's accounts.
When Mr. Cornelius arrived at the
bank this morning, he was summoned
before the board of directors. Mr.
Cornelius, it is understood, claimed that
he could make a satisfactory statement
and he was allowed to go into another
part of the bank to get a certain paper.
He did not return, and after the lapse
of some time, the directors ascertained
that he had left the building. Detec
tives were at once summoned, and
they traced Mr. Cornelius to Druid Hill
park, where in a short time the body
was found in the pond. His hat was
first found above the surface of the
water In which Mr. Cornelius had
sat and deliberately drowned himself.
Mr. Cornelius left a widow and a
daughter, the widow of the late Charles
L. Carson, a well-known architect. Mr.
Cornelius was one of the oldest and
best known bank cashiers in Baltimore,
and his acquaintance among bankers
extended throughout the country. He
was of a cheerful disposition and was
prominent in religious circles, and was
also largely Interested in building as
sociations in this city. During the
life of the late Enoch Pratt, the philan
thropist, he was one of that gentle
man's most Intimate friends, and prob
ably knew more about Mr. Pratt's pri
vate interests than any other man
For many years Mr. Cornelius had
been one of the most prominent Metho
dists in the city. He was a. local
preacher of the Baltimore conference,
president of the City Missionary and
Church Extension society, president of
the Emory Grove association, erne of
the trustees of the Baltimore annual
conference, and a member of the offi
cial board of Madison Avenue church.
Mr. Cornelius began his career with
the National Farmers' and Planters'
bank 42 years ago as messenger boy,
and worked his way up to the position
of cashier. Until Saturday, there had
never been even a suspicion against
his Integrity. He was never known
to speculate and lived very frugally.
EMM/ONS RIaAINE'S WIDOW
Plaintiff in an Action Begun in New
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.- Justice Pryor In the
supreme court today appointed Henry E.
Howland guardian ad litem of Mary V. Mc-
Cormlck, an alleged Incompetent, to protect
her right- in a suit In which she is de
fendant, brought by her sister, Mrs. Anita
McCormick Blame. The court also appointed
David B. Owen referee to pass on the Issues
to determine the same. Mrs. Blame, who ls
the daughter of a wealthy Chicago manu
facturer of agricultural implements and the
w'.dow of Emmons Blame, son of James Q.
Blame, has brought suit here to set aside two
certain deeds of trust executed by her In
1889. whereby in one the conveyed her prop
erty upon certain trusts therein expressed.
The rem_'nlng instrument was an agreement
between Mre. Blame and her husband pur
porting to settle his interest ln her estate
If he survived her. The defendants are Cyrus
H. M_Con_f.ck and Bldrldge M. Flower,
trustee; Mary V. McCormick _nd the other
members of the family who have a contingent
interest ln the trust funds.
HOUSE LIST WED
OFFICES IN ITS GIFT ARE DIS
TRIBUTED TO TIDB FAITH
JONES AND DOWLING EASY.
BOTH WERE NOMINATED BY AC
CLAMATION UNDER SUSPEN
SION OF THE RILES.
RAMSEY GETS KRAYENB.HL,
While Rev. C. M. Henrd for Chaplain
Is the Legacy Bequeathed to
Speaker j. d. JONES
Chief clerk M. J. DOWLING
First assistant clerk W. B. STINE
Second assistant clerk O. K. DAHLE
Engrossing clerk N. H. INGERSOLL
of Crow Wing.
Enrolling clerk. ..FRANK L. KRAYENBUHL
Postmaster F. W. NASH
of Blue Earth.
Sergeant-at-arms J. M. BAYER
Assistant .ED FANNING
Chaplain REV. C. M. HEARD
The list above shows the Indorse
ments made by the caucus of the Re
publican members of the house last
night It will be seen that the Sixth
district gets the best part of it, the
speakership and engrossing clerk. The
First gets two places, second assistant
clerk and assistant sergeant-at-arms;
the Second, the postmastershlp and
first assistant clerk. The Third gets
the chief clerk, the Fourth the enrolling
clerk, and the Fifth the Chaplain. The
Seventh gets only the sergeant-at
Mr. Jacobson, of the committee which
signed the call for the caucus, called it
to order. E. E. Smith, of Hennepin, the
only Smith, by the way, in the house
this session, nominated C. P. Reeves,
of Pope county, for chairman, and Mr.
Jacobson nominated M. J. Dowling for
secretary. Mr. Felg moved that the
caucus proceed to the nomination of
officers, and Messrs. McGill and Dare
were made tellers.
B. F. Hartshorn, of the Forty-sixth
district, nominated his colleague, J. D.
Jones, for speaker, on behalf of Todd
county, the Sixth district and the best
interests of the Republican party. Mr.
Jacobson moved that the rules be
suspended and Mr. Jones be elected by
accclamation, which was adopted.
Mr. Jones briefly accepted the honor
conferred on him, and then Mr. Jacob
son nominated M. J. Dowling for chief
clerk. At the Instance of Mr. Harts
horn this nomination was made the
same way as had been Mr. Jones.' Mr.
Dowling also made a felicitous re
For the flrst assistant clerkship, Rob
ert Deakin, of St. Paul, was nominated
by D. F. Kelly; W. B. Stine, of Murray
county, by Ole O. Holmen, and J.
Frank Dean, of Owatonna, by Fred B.
Snyder, of Hennepin.
It was decided to call the roll by dis
tricts, and the absentees were discov
ered to be Messrs. Gunn, of Itasca;
Reiner, of St. Cloud; Wilkinson, of Wa
seca, and Wood, of Wilkin.
On the first ballot Deakin received
four votes, the others forty each. Mr.
Deakin withdrew, and Mr. Underleak
called attention to the fact that riot
all the members were voting. His mo
tion that a majority of the members
voting only' be required for an election
was adopted. On the next ballot Mr.
Stine received 46 votes, Mr. Dean 33
and Bronson Strain, of Battle Lake, 1.
Mr. Strain was nominated for second
assistant by Henry Feig, while Mr.
Briggs, of Houston, presented the name
of O. K. Dahle, of Houston. W T . T. Coe,
of Hennepin, seconded the nomination
of Dahle on the strength of a univer
sity association. Mr. Dahle was elect
ed on the flrst ballot, receiving 52
votes to 33 for Strain. Mr. Felg moved
to make it unanimous.
Mr. Underleak, in nominating N. H.
Ingersoll, of Brainerd, for engrossing
clerk, stated that there had not been
an error charged to that department
in the last house, when Mr. Irrgersoll
held the same position.
For the position of enrolling clerk
Frank Krayenbuhl was nominated by
Representative Scott of this city, and
H. G. Hays, of Sleepy Eye. by Mr. Lar
son, of the Ninth. E. F. Beck, of Ram
sey, was also nominated. On the first
ballot Krayenbuhl received a majority,
45 votes; Hayes getting 22 and Beck 16.
Then came the postmastershlp, for
which there were half a dozen nomi
nations, and even more names In th?
ballot hat at the finish. F. W. Nash,
of Mankato, was named by Mr. Olds,
while Mr. Yon Lehe did the honors for
R. R. Turrittin, of Le Sueur, the
postmaster of the last house. This
was indorsed by Mr. Grondahl. E. E.
McDonald named J. E. Whitman. 13.
E. Smith named E. G. H. Adams, of
Fillmore. Mrs. M. E. Hartman and
Mrs. Clifford were also nominated.
On the flrst ballot there were 86
votes cast, of which Mrs. Hartman
nnd Mrs. Clifford received 5 votes each,
Adams, 6; Whitman, 3; Swensen, 10;
Turrttln, 19, and Nash, 38.
Judge Hioks, of Hennepin, spoke for
Mr. Swensen, one of his constituents.
The second ballot disclosed Nash's
election, he receiving 47 votes, Turrit
tin, 17; Swensen, 16; Mre. Hartman, 4;
Mrs. Clifford and Adams 1 each.
For sergeant-at-arms S. B. Lovejoy,
of Minneapolis, presented the name of
Frank W. Farnham. W. B. Douglas,
of Clay, named John _t Bayer, tha
former serereant-at-arms, and Mr. Sta
ples, of West St. Pacd, J. B. Kelly, of
Farmington. Mr. Grondahl seconded
the nomination of Kelly and Mr. Fosr;
spoke in behalf of Bayer. The vote was
Franham 16 6
Bayer 36 44
Kelly h - 35
For assistant sergeant-at-arms there
was another lively contest Mr. Un
derleak presented trie name of Ed.
Fanning, of Olmsted. E. E. McDonald
nominated Mr. Spindle, of Washington.
E. E. Smith named J. jC. Hurlbut, of
Douglas. Chairman Reede's candidate,
while Geo Dahl spoke fn behalf of D.
L. Smith. The corniest took three bal
lots, Fanning coming Tvlthln one vote
of It on the second, ajhd winning on
the third. The ballottlhg resulted:
First. Second. Third
Fanning .. ."+ 42 59
Spindle 24 20 18
Hurlbut 11 13 2
Smith ". I 9 5
For chaplain, Mr. Daffies, of Henne
pin, named Rev. C. MT. Heard and S.
T. Littleton, of Dodge, presented the
nann-e pjf. Rev. B. C. Gillis. He called
attention to Dodge county's magnifi
cent work for the party.
Henry Johns took a happy shot at
Sam Littleton, but nominated Rev. W.
C. Covert, of Merniam Park, whose
church, he said, had 60 voter*, every
REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NOMINEE- POR SPEAKER.
one of whom voted the Republican
ticket. Mr. Bruslettea nominated Rev.
William Wilkinson, of Minneapolis. Mr.
Nejquist named Mr. Brown, of Le
Sueur. The balloting resulted as fol
First. Second. Third
Rev. W. C. Covert 25 28 30
Rev. C. M. Heard 21 25 44
Rev. B. C. Gillis 16 8 5
Rev. Wm. Wilkinson U 11
Rev. Mr. Brown 10 9 1
R. R. Turretten 1
Mr. Lovejoy moved that the chair be
instructed to appoint a committee of
five to be known as the caucus com
mittee which, should have the authority
to call together the members of the cau
cus at its discretion.
The caucus then adjourned.
POPS HAVE A LIST,
While Democrats Would Ma.ke
The Democrats and Populists met in
joint caucus at the Merchants last
night just long enough to decide that
it would be best for each faction to
name Its own men for the various
"sits" in the house, which takes place
at the capitol today.
A. H. Hill, of Winona, presided, and,
when the above decision was reached,
called a caucus of the Democrats,
which, with but little loss of time, made
a single nomination, that of the speak
ership, for which Hon. S. A. Stockwell,
of Hennepin, was named.
Instead of choosing names for the
other positions, it was agreed that the
Democrats might, if they chose, vote
for the men named by the Populists,
or might later name their own indi
It was made quite c!ear that there
was to be no alliance between the
Democrats and Populists, In spite of
which fact the latter held their caucus
and framed a list of candidates, for
which the Dems may vote if they see
fit. S. J. Lee, of Norman county, pre
sided over the deliberations, and Ig
natius Donnelly was very promptly
named as a candidate for the speak
ership. The balance of the list is as
follows: For chief clerk, J. G. Ver
milya, Olmsted; first assistant, Crist
Wilson, Otter Tail; second assistant,
L. E. George, Polk; reading clerk,
George Graff, Brown; sergeant-at
arms, Harvey Gllitt, Dakota; assistant,
Ole Gunderson, Norman; engrossing
clerk, H. "V. Poor, Renville; enrolling
clerk, O. H. Hopkins, Renville; chap
lain. Rev. C. O. Reihr, Hennepin, and
postmaster, Alex McKinnon, Polk
UPHAM STEPS OUT.
Edward S-cofield Inaugurated as
Governor of "Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 4.— Maj. Ed
ward Scofield, of Oconto, was inaugtaW
rated governor of Wisconsin today. The
ceremony took place In the assembl^
chamber at noon, and was simple ift
character, consisting only of the ad
ministration of the oath of office by
Chief Justice Casslday, of the supreme
court. A large crowd witnessed it, in
cluding ex-Senator Sawyer, ex-Govs.
Peck and Taylor, and other notables.
The only military feature was the es
cort of the gubernatorial party from
the train by the governor's guard. Im
mediately after the inauguration, Gov.
Scofield signed the commissions of ap
pointees. The only changes from the
present list are Maj. C. R. Boardman,
Oshkosh, to succeed Gen. King, as ad
jutant general; William J. Scott, of La
Crosse, to be superintendent of public
property, succeeding Cal. Morley and
Paul Scofield, son of the new governor,
to be executive clerk. William J. An
derson remains as the governor's pri
vate secretary. The ceremonies closed
this evening with an inaugural ball In
the armory building of the state uni
Montana's New Governor Inducted
HELENA, Mont., Jan. 4.— The legis
lative of Montana met at noon today.
The political division ls as follows:
Senate Republicans 16, Democrats 9,
Populists 3. House Democrats 44, Popu
lists 16, Republicans 8. Three senator
ial seats are contested, but the pros
pect is that no material change will
occur. Hon. Robert R. Smith, fusion,
took the oath of office as governor at
10 o'clock, and delivered his message
before the legislature.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 4.— There has not ]
been so much political activity In Springfield
since the famous session of the legislature I
which elected Gen. John M. Palmer to the I
United States senate, as there Is today. The I
Important fight ls the selection of a United
i States senator to succeed Oen. John M. Pal- |
PRJCE TWO CENTS-! rfgjgiffa"
mer. The leading candidates are Martin B.
Madden, the Chicago alderman; Samuel W.
Allerton, the millionaire packer; Hon. David
T. Littler, of Springfield; Col. Clark E. Carr,
of Galesburg, late United States minister to
Denmark; Congressman R. R. Hitt, of Mount
Morris, and ex-Congressman W. E. Mason, of
Chicago. Both Mason and Madden express
the greatest confidence of success, as do the
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4.— Gov. Prank C.
Steunenberg and the other state officers were
sworn ln shortly before noon without cere
mony of any kind. Both branches of the
legislature met at noon and were organized
by the Democrats and Silver Republican..
The latter voted solidly for the Democratic
nominees. The Populists, who fused with the
Democrats In the election, did not get a
place. A. Halford, of Lewtiston, Is speaker.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 4.— The legis
lature of California met today and, after
organizing, adjourned until tomorrow. The
first work of the legislature will be the elec
tion of a United States senator to succeed
George C. Perkins (Rep.). S. M. Shortrldge,
W. H. L. Barnes, C. F. Crocker and ex-
Senator Charles L. Felton are all In the
fight against Perkins, the friends of the lat
ter claiming he has 67 votes pledged, or -lx
more than are necessary to elect.
Wnnamaker on Hand.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4.— John Wana
maker arrived today at the scene of the sen
atorial contest. A large delegation of Phil
adelphia business men came with him. They
held a meeting this afternoon at the head
quarters of the Business Men's league to
adopt measures to further the interests of
his candidacy. He was given quite an ova
tion on his arrival.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4.— The Populists and
Democrats are In a deadlock over the organ
ization of the legislature. The Democrats
demand the speaker and control of all of the
Important committees. The legislature met
at noon today, at- which time the new state
officers will be Installed.
Not Satisfied "With the Reforms De
creed hy Spain.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.— A special to
the World from Madrid, says: The
Autonomist deputation from Porto
Rico, which came here to ask for the
prompt carrying out of promised re
forms, is bitterly disappointed with the
government's action. The deputation
had congratulated Premier Canovas
when the announcement was made
that certain reforms had been granted,
on having at least put Into effect the
provisions of the bill which passed the
cortes. But when the ten royal de
crees putting these reforms in force
were published ln the Gazette and were
carefully read, the members of the
deputation were deeply chagrined and
outspoken in dissent. They say the
West Indian Autonomists want much
more and cannot accept the govern
ment measures. After close examina
tion of the decrees, the Liberal and
Republican politicians and their news
papers severely criticized the restrict
ed, the very conservative use the pres
ent government has made of the elastic
and broad powers conferred by the
colonial reform act drawn up ln 1895,
by Senor Abarzuza and approved by
the liberal government of Senor Sag
JUNTA DEPOSES WEYLER.
Unhang Say He Is to Be Called
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.— News has
been received by the Cuban junta from
Washington, to the effect that the
Spanish government has positively de
cided to recall Capt. Gen. Weyler. Gen.
Primo de Rivera, it is said, will suc
ceed Gen. Weyler ln Cuba. He ls
captain general ln the Spanish army,
and in favor with the Canovas govern
It is learned that the Madrid govern*
ment is displeased at the fact that
Gen. Weyler, with about two hundred
thousand troops has not put down the
Cuban revolt. He has expended large
sums of money, but so far has made no
decided headway in accomplishing his
main object, that of quelling the In
surrection and restoring peace and
good order in Cuba.
MINERS MAY STRIKE.
New Tronhle Threatened in Two
DENTEit, Col., Jan. 4.— Ouray and
San Miguel counties are on the verge
of a miners' strike that may surpass
the one now in progress ln Leadvllle.
The cause is the importation of non
union miners from Missouri into the
"Virglnius mine and Revenue tunnel.
There are 2,500 miners in Ouray and
San Miguel counties, most of whom
belong to the union.
POPS FIX A SLATE
NOMINATE OjFFIOERS FOR THB
SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSE AND
STORM MAY DELAY OPENING,
NO QUORUM UNTIL THE STORM
BOUND LAWMAKERS REACH
THE SITUATION AT BISMARCK,
Stronger Opposition to Hnnsbroagb.
Developing- The Slate Pre
Special to the Globe.
•PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 4.— At the Pop
ulist senate caucus this afternoon the
nominations for positions were: Secre
tary, T. M. Simmons, of Beadle; first
assistant, Hugh J. Smith, of .Miner;
second assistant, L. W. Meredith, of
Fall River; sergeant-at-arms, J. W.
Spears, of Jerauld; assistant, Frank
Richardson, of Minnehaha; postmas
ter, W. D. M. Birdseye, of Edmunds;
bill clerk, J. W. Jones, of Lawrence;
enrolling and engrotsing clerk, H. 8.
"Volkmar, of Grant; watchman, James
Olsen, of Union; chaplain, W. A. Ly
man, of Hughes. The assistant ser
geant-at-arms is a silver Republican.
The rest are Populists. The president
of the senate will be selected tomor
row, and will undoubtedly be Senator
Crill, of Union. The house Populists
held an informal caucus this evening
and nominations were made for the
different positions. The indications yet
point to Colvin for speaker, and Lien
for chief clerk. The Republican caucus
nominee for speaker will be Glass, of
Codington, and if the Democrats de
cide to nominate a candidate he will be
Weeks, of Brule. The Democrats, at a
caucus this evening, appointed a steer
ing committee to meet In conference
with the Populists, and will not go
into any general caucus with them.
The committee is J. A. Bowler, J. S.
Kirk, D. F. Burkholder, J. D. Barlow
and W. H. Wilkinson. On account of
the Republican lieutenant governor the
Populists of the senate this evening
appointed a committee to arrange for a
senate committee, consisting of Sena
tors Palmer, Bouck, Crill, Jackson, Ma
jors, Kindchick, Kellar and Bradly. The
Republican caucuses of both houses
will be held tomorrow.
ANTIS GAIN STRENGTH.
Scheme That Make- HiinsbrouKhj
Special to the Globe.
BISMARCK, N. D., Jan. 4.— The sen
atorial situation already develops its
sensational features, and It is reported
that Chairman Kleinogle, of the Demo
cratic state committee, and I. P. Baker,
Democratic national committeeman,
contemplate "an alliance with the ami-
Hansbrough Republicans to elect a
Democrat or weak Republican, pledged
against Republican measures and de
feat Hansbrough. One prominent Popu
list has already made a proposition to
the anti-Hansbrough forces to assist
the Populists in electing a senator who
will agree to resign in two years when
the Populist forces will unite and as
sist the anti-Hansbrough men in elect
ing their candidate.
The statesmen who will make laws
and a senator for North Dakota have
been arriving and today finds the ma
jority of them here and ready for
opening of the session at noon to
morrow. Members have been busy to
day with slatemaking for organiza
tion. A caucus will be held by Re
publicans tomorrow morning to ratify
the slate made today, for senate and
house organizations as follows: Senate:
Clerk, Gill, of Cass; assistant, Harry
Hamilton, Grand Forks; second as
sistant, Clyde, of Mcintosh; enrolling
and engrossing clerk, Lawrence, of
Walsh; bill clerk, Morgan, of Richland;
stenographer, Tuttle, of Morton; ser
geant-at-arms, Wood, of Cass; assist
ant, Johnson, of Traill; doorkeeper,.
Brown, of Benson; messenger. Fallen,
of Dickey; postmiaster, Rourke. of
Ransom; watchman, some person from
Ward; journal clerk, Johnson, of Pem
bina; assistant Miss Hanscom. of
Towner; clerk judiciary committee,.
Shirley, of Grand Forks; clerk of th?
appropriation committee, somebody
from Steele; janitor, somebody from
Morton. Among the assistant enroll
ing clerks will be Miss Simpson, of
Stark, and Miss Skeels. of Burleigh.
Chaplain, Rev. Rice, of Burleigh.
The house will hold a caucus at 19:39
tomorrow and will undoubtedly select
the following: Speaker, Williams, of
Burleigh; chief clerk, Lavayea, »f
Grand Forks; assistant, McClintock, of
McHcnry; engrossing and enrolling
c'erk, W. Austin, of Cass; bill cleiK,
T. W. Allshouse, of Kidder; stenogra
pher, Bessie Waggoner, of Burleigh ;
seigeant-at-arms, O. B. Olson, of Traill;
assistant Erick Gilbertson, of Ran
som; messenger, Kennedy, of Dickey:
postmaster, Lick, of Richland; chap
lain; Thornquist, of Burleigh: journal
clerk, Estabrook. of Foster; gallery
doorkeeper, Schmidt, of Morton; clerk
judiciary "committee, somebody fr >ni
Cass, probobly Young, of Tower City;
janitors, Howe, of Billings, and Mar
quardt, of Richland; watchman, some
body from Barnes; pages, Morris Val
entine, Bert Allen, Will McConville,
Roy Veder, Eddie Fischer. Franci?
will be chairman of the judiciary com
mittee. Hankinson and Hurley will
get equally good places.
E. A. Williams, selected for speaker
of the house, is by far the best parlia
mentarian in the state and was speak
er of the territorial bouse at Yankton
ln 1883, when the famous capital re
moval bill was passed. Senator Hans
brough Is here and has opened head
quarters. From Indications so far, he
has by far the lead In the senatorial 1
race, unless stronger opposition than
now develops he will be re-el
Owing to the storm throughout tht
state yesterday, no trains arrived to
day and a number of legislators and
lobbyists have not yet arrived.
Gov. Briggs will take the oath and
assume office tomorrow, when the mes
sages of the Incoming and retiring gov
ernors will be delivered.
For an Attempt to Prevent Trouble
BERLIN, Jan. 4.— According to t?io Tae°
blatt some of the European powers, Russia
and France being mentioned, havo coma
to an understanding to make representations
to Washington In order to prevent further
trouble bet-ween the United States and Spain.
Scott Trlnl Resumed.
LONOON. Jan. 4.— The trial of Lady Selina.
Scott, charged by hor son-ln-law. Earl Rus
sell, with libel, ln connection with John Cock
erton, an engineer, and William A.lott, a
valet. \va3 resume, this morning. Lady
Scott looked but little th-? worse for her re
cent illness. Doctor Scott, th* phyulclan of
Hollo-way jail, formally testified to the d'>ati.
fr-'iii consumption of Frederick Kast. a
groom, who was also one v«f the defendants..