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OFFICE 29 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
Schedules filed in the insolvency of Arnold
& Co. yesterday morning showed the assets
to be $1,270 and the liabilities $2,659.53.
T. ISleeker has b.ought suit against the Com
mercial Union Assurance company to recover
$SM alleged to be due under an insurance
policy on a house in Emerado, N. D.
A. L. Woods, the striking waiter who was
arrested Friday by Sergeant Rankin for dis
orderly conduct, was found guilty by Judge
Holt yesterday morning and fined $10 or ten
A report cf the assets and liabilities of the
Columbia National bank has been prepared
and forwarded to Washington. Assets are
$219,343.54, while the liabilities foot up to
The drug store at the corner of Sixth and
Humboldt avenues was last Saturday night
broken Into by burglars and about $35 taken
from the cash drawer. Entrance was gained
by forcing the door.
Albert Green, who had been indicted on a
charge of burglary in the third degree, yes
terday morning pleaded guilty, and was sen
tenced by the court to the state's prison at
Stillwater at hard labor for the term of two
years and six months.
At the Metropolitan this evening Mr. Keene
is announced In "Louis X 1.." which he has
previously acted with great success In this
city. At the Wednesday matinee Mr. Han
ford and the Keene company will present
•"Ingomar" at popular prices.
The funeral of Mrs. Jessie Griffin Ives
occurred yesterday afternoon from the resi
dence. 1832 Columbus avenue. Mrs. Griffin was
taken sick in St. Paul and remained there
until Saturday, when she died. She was
the widow of the late H. C. Ives.
Mary Wilson disappeared from her home
at 325 East Grant street yesterday morning,
taking with her ncr six-weeks-old baby. No
reason can be assigned for her action and It
is feared that some accident may have befallen
her. The police have been notified.
Mrs. R. A. Silloway. an aged lady residing
at 600 Fifteenth avenue southeast, died sud
denly yesterday morning. She was lttlng In
a chair reading when death overcame ner.
Heart disease is supposed to be the cause !
of death. She was the widow of Richard A.
Judge Jamison ordered a judgment for $300
for the plaintiff in the damage suit of Charles
A. Chalbury vs. Minneapolis Street Railway
Company. Ctalbury's child was run over
June 26, 1596. by an Eighth avenue car at
Thirty-fourth street, and badly hurt about
W. H. Parker, of Monticello. Minn., was
yesterday morning arraigned before United
States Commissioner Abbott upon the charge
of selling liquor without a license. His at
torney. Frank Nye, being absent In St. Paul,
the defendant asked for a continuance until
today, which was granted.
The police received a communication from
Charles Duncan, of Jamestown, N. D., yester
day morning, asking for information concern
ing his sister, Ida Suthley. He thinks her
husband is a saloonkeeper. He desires to
give her information in regard to her child,
whom she left In the care of a lady when
she left Jamestown and whom she thought
to be dead.
Xo Trace of Her Parents.
Augusta Norton, 12 years of age, arrived In
the city yesterday from Wilson. Wis., ex
pecting to join her parents, whose address
was given to her at 3201 Colfax avenue south.
The girl went tc- the number as directed,
but found by Inquiries made of the neighbors
that her parents had moved away a week
previous. Alone in a strange city, she was
at a loss what to do, but she was taken in
charge by the poor department of the city,
who will care for her until her relatives have
been found. Her father's name is Mark Nor
Grocers' Convention Today.
The first annual state convention of the
Minnesota Grocers' and Merchants' association
will be called to order in the Assembly hall
at Masonic temple at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. H. J. Dahn, president of the Minneapolis
Retail Grocers' association, will preside. The
convention will extend throughout today and
Wednesday, morning and afternoon sessions
being held each day, and will conclude with
an elaborate banquet at the West hotel
Came to the City to Wed.
The marriage of Miss Maggie O'Connor, for
merly of Graeeville, Minn., to F. W. Dwyer,
of this city, took place yesterday afternoon
at the Church of the Immaculate Conception
Rev. J. J. Keane officiating. The bride was
attended by Miss E. L. Bwomley, and P. M.
Conaboy supported the groom. After the
ceremony the couple drove to the St. James
hotel, where they will remain for a few days.
Mr. Dwyer is employed as bookkeeper by the
Crystal Lake Ice company.
Guilty of Wheat Thefts.
Tho jury in the case of the State cf Min
nesota against John Johnson, who was
charged with stealing wheat from loaded '
freight cars in the mill district, after three !
hours' deliberation, brought in a verdict of
guilty, trith a recommendation to the court |
for mercy. The case occupied two days in
trial. This is the second of the wheat steal
ing cases, the first being that against Axel
Olson, which resulted in an acquittal.
Haney's Rheumatic Is Better.
The climate of Minnesota is evidently agree
ing with Charles F. Haney, for according to
his attorney, A. H. Hal!, tha former gentleman
Is able to get around the house and is In
excellent spirits, there seeming to be nothing |
the matter with h:m. His mind is at ease and
free from worry. Mr. Hall said: "Minne
sota's climate agrees with Mr. Haney better
than that of Illinois."
Newspaper Man Weds.
Torno Thompson, the boon companion
and bosom friends of "Maj." Bloss, both of
whom were actively engaged in newspaper I
work in this city a year or more ago, was
married Saturday last to Miss Lulu A. Allan,
of Chicago. The bride is said to be an heiress
in her cwn name and the daughter of an ex-
Minneapolis Thresher Works Start.
Tte works of the Minneapolis Threshing
Machine company at Hopkins were started j
up last week with the usual crew, and will i
soon be running in full blast for the coming
season. The prospects for business in this
line for 1897 are good, and the worSs will
probably be busy from now until the close
of the season.
Disease makes a man just as helpless
as if he were tied with ropes. Weary
lassitude makes his muscles useless—slug
gish circulation of impure blood fills his
brain with useless clogging matter. Ef
fort is distasteful and bnngs scant results.
The trouble usually starts with the diges
tion. Too much brain work takes needed
blood from stomach to head and retards
the stomach's work. The body is not
fed. The nerves rebel. Sleep becomes
a stranger. Loss of appetite is followed
by loss of flesh—and all for the want of
the right medicine at the right time. Dr.
Pierces Golden Medical Discovery is for
the man who is losing flesh and vitality.
It is for the man whose digestion needs
help and whose nerves and brain are
overworked. It is the greatest of all
tonics. No matter what seems to be your
trouble, the "Golden Medical Discovery"
will cure it. It cures by making the
blood pure, rich and plenty, and by fur
nishing food for nerves and brain. Noth
ing has ever been found to equal it, but
dishonest druggists sometimes try to
make you believe that something more
profitable to them is "just as good." Do
not be deceived. Get what you ask for.
Constipation If neglected brings with it a train
of maladies that unw the sufferer for either the
duties or pleasures of life. Sick and bilious head
aches and a multitude of other ills are due to con
stipation. Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets cure con
stipation promptly and permanently. Druggists
tell them. Nothing else is "just the same."
NO BONOS FOR NYE
NOTIFIES THE COUNCIL THAT HE
"WILL NOT FURNISH PERSONAL
HIS RESIGNATION ACCEPTED.
NO EFFORT BEINC MADE TO RE
SCIND THE KIICHLI AMEND
THOMPSON TO BE TREASURER.
Report of Experts Snows the Con
dition of the Treasury to Be
When President Loye called the coun
cil to order sharply at 8 o'clock, Aid.
Durnam was the only absentee.
After the usual preliminaries the
clerk read a communication from Wal
lace G. Nye to the city council declin
ing the appointment of city treasurer
unless the requirement of a personal
bond be waived. The communication
expressed the high appreciation of the
writer of the honor conferred upon him.
Since his appointment he had care
fully examined into the duties of the
position and had become firmly con
vinced that the best interests of the
city He in the direction of placing a
few necessary restrictions about the
conduct of the office and then placing
the officials under bond furnished by
some good fidelity company. This sys
tem had been and was in existence in
other cities and had worked satisfac
torily. In Minneapolis, however, the
treasurer was required to give a bond
of $500,000 and in addition thereto a
personal bond signed by individuals,
who must justify in an amount equal
to the entire bond required of the state
treasurer. Such a bond Mr. Nye
thought unnecessary, and he did not
care to ask any of his friends in ac
tive business to increase their bur
dens simply in order that he might
secure an advance in salary. He must,
therefore, unless the requirements of
a personal bond be waived, decline the
appointment. The communication was
C. J. Minor and thirty-nine others
presented the following petition, which
"We, the undersigned, residents and tax
payers of Minneapolis, have fully considered
the advisability of bonding our city treas
urer and other city officials with bonds se
cured from security companies, and fully be
lieving that the city is amply protected by
such bonds, are of the opinion that a bond
signed by individual citizens should not be
required. We are of the further opinion that
individual citizens should not be called upon
to give a bond to secure loss of
city funds by reason of the failure of
banks and other banking Institutions, in
which funds may be deposited."
Aid. Kiichli's promised petition also ma
terialized, with the signatures of 150 of the
business men of the Third ward. The peti
tioners asked that the Kiichli amendment be
not modified; demanded an examination of the
affairs of City Treasurer Haugan; objected
to the increased taxation arising out cf the
cost to the city in securing fidelity bonds
for its treasurer, and finally objecting to the
salary of $5,000 to be paid to the city treas
The council committee en ways and means
reported the result of its investigation into
certain alleged irregularities in connection
with the city comptroller's office, presenting
therewith a communication from City Comp
troller Nye, explaining the alleged wrong
doing as outlined in a motion made by Aid.
Shepley at a previous meeting.
Aid. Shepley immediately moved that the
matter be referred back to the committee on
ways and means, but was unable to state for
what cause he desired such action. Aid.
Kiichli seconded the motion, which was lost
on an aye and nay vote. A motion to ac
cept the report of the committee was then
made and adopted.
The report of the committee on accounts
of city officers, including the report of C. A.
Nimocks, relative to the affairs of City Treas
urer Haugan, was then presented. Mr. Nim
ocks has been working upon the report since
Jan. 27, and had been able to but partially
complete it. The report showed the accounts
of the treasurer to be correct, and the condi
tion cf the treasury Dec. 30 as follows:
Cash on hand In office... $9,528.82
Bill 3 receivable and money
unaccounted for 75,031.10 $85,425.92
Deposited in banks 399,887.15
In solvent banks 92,785.73
Total amount $578,102.80
The banks which have failed in which city
money is deposited are all in the hands of re
ceivers who have the confidence of the peo
ple. The deposits In most of these banks are
secured by personal bonds in addition to the
It will be seen by the above that tc make
up any deficiency in treasurer's accounts the
city will have fcur resources: From receiver
bank dividends, from stockholders cf hanks,
from bonds given for deposits, and from city
There is constantly In the hands of the
county treasurer a large sum of money be
longing to the city. An effort was made
to enact a law in IS9I to require the county
treasurer to settle for all taxes collected
at the end of each month, but such a con
struction is now put upon this law by the
county auditor and treasurer that settlements
on delinquent taxes are made but once in four
months. There is no rearon why this law
cannot be so charged by the present legisla
ture that settlements shall be made daily
and all moneys collected ore day be paid over
the following day to the city treasurer.
On motion of Aid. Kiichli the report was
referred to the ways and means committee,
with no comment.
Through the ways and means committee,
Mr. Nimocks also reported that he had ex
amined the books in the city clerk's office
during the six years that office was in charge
of Mr. Haney, and had found that all fees
were properly accounted for. The system,
he said, in use there during Mr. Haney's
term of office made it impossible for any one
to practice fraud, and he complimented Mr.
Haney upon the general excellence of the
affairs of the office. On motion the report
At this juncture Aid. Rand arose and asked
to be informed if Mr. Nye had yet qualified
as city treasurer. He had not been present
during the reading of Mr. Nye's communica
tion. He understood that Mr. Nye had only
until midnight in which he could qualify, as
the ten days would expire then.
"Mr. Nye has already announced his In
tention of not qualifying," explained Aid.
Webster, "and the election of a man to fill
the office of city treasurer is therefore in
This came as a surprise to many who had
believed that the Republican members of the
council would make an effort to at least
rescind the Kiichli amendment.
"Then," said Aid. Rand, "in view of these
facts I move that the council proceed to the
election of a city treasurer."
Upon the adoption of his motion, Aid. Rand
again rose to his feet.
J. H. THOMPSON NAMED.
"Now, Mr. Chairman," he began, "I have
the pleasure and honor of placing in nom
ination for the office of city treasurer of
Minneapolis Joseph H. Thompson, the same
man whom I nominated about two weeks ago.
I believed at that time that I had named
the right man, and I still believe Mr. Thomp
son to be the right man. Since that time,
however, I have taken particular pains to
consult with a great many business men of
our cirty, and I find that the selection of
Mr. Thompson meets with general approval.
He has told me personally and has told others
that he can and will qualify, and for these
reasons I hope that the selection of Mr.
Thompson will be made unanimous.
Aid. Elliot* had known Mr. Thompson for a
great many years, and took great pleasure In
seconding his nomination.
The name of Frank Holton, who came bo
very near to the office, during the preliminary
skirmish up to Mr. Nye's selection, was then
put in nomination by Aid. Durnham Colburn.
Aid. Rhode bobbed up with a candidate in
Michel Provo, whom the gentleman from the
Ninth ward declared was a pioneer of Min
neapolis, and deserved some recognition at the
hands of her citizens.
In the mean timo Mr. Thompson, who was
seated in the back part of the chamber had
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1897,
been asked to address the members of the
council. He was greeted with applause as he
walked down the aisle and took a place upon
the platform. In a few words Mr. Thompson
stated that if the council should see fit to
honor him with the appointment he would
assure them that their frusf would not be be
trayed. He was Indeed sorry to learn of the
condition of the city's financial affairs, as out
lined in the report of Mr. Nimocks. A man
was needed in the treasurer's office who would
spend his whole time in attending to the
city's Interests, and If he secured the ap
pointment he would see that all matters were
properly attended to.
At the conclusion of Mr. Thompson's re
marks, upon motion, nominations were closed,
and the chair appointed as tellers Aids. Web
ster, Rand and Lloyd. The first ballot showed
Mr. Thompson much in the lead, and was an
nounced as follows: Thompson. 13; Holton,
4; Provo, 2; Ingenhutt, 2; Wallace G. Nye, 1;
The second ballot resulted as follows, then*
being no election: Thompson, 12; Provo, 2;
Ingenhutt, 2; Holton, 8; J. F. R. Foss, 8;
The third ballot resulted in the election of
Mr. Thompson, with just the required number
of votes, he receiving 14, the balance being
scattered among the other candidates, Mr.
Holton dropping off two from the second bal
Mr. Thompson was therefore declared elect
ed city treasurer of the city of Minneapolis
for the ensuing unexpired term ending Jan.
Mr. Thompson's election seemed to be a de
cidedly popular one with the spectators who
filled every ava'lable space In the council
room. As soon as the result of the third
ballot had been announced, some one broke
into a cheer, and for several moments both
spectators and aldermen Joined in the ratifi
WHOLE PLOT CONFESSED.
In Her Right Mind Mrs. Hansen Re
peats Her Story.
Yesterday Mrs. Jennie Hansen, confined at
the central police station, showed the first
signs of returning to her normal state of
mind since relapsing into the state of de
lirium in which she has been raving for
several days past. However, she is not en
tirely recovered, and at times would return
into her irrational condition. She slept fairly
well last night, and it Is expected that today
she will be her old self again.
Late yesterday afternoon, the police held
another seance with the precious couple.
For the first time in almost a week, Han
sen was brought to the central station. He
and his wife were brought face to face, and
in the presence of Superintendent of Police
Smith, Inspectors Stavio, Hankinson, How
ard and Doyle, they were plied with ques
tions for almost an hour. Just what was
learned by the authorities remains" to be seen,
but Superintendent Smith expressed himself
as follows, when asked as to what was the
result of the sweat-box Interview:
"Mrs. Hansen has recovered her senses,
and is again in a rational state of mind. In
the interview which we held with her this
afternoon, she told the whole story. She
repeated in the presence of her husband what
she has been saying in her delirium for the
past few days. She clings to her story that
Hansen did the killing, and that he did it
with a knifo. She confessed that he burned
some of the bloody clothes after the murder,
but claims that she does not know what he
did with the knife. It was thought he had
started out to look for her, and they met
on the corner, where the tragedy was enacted.
Her husband and Benson had some words
over herself, and In an uncontrollable fit of
anger, Hansen pulled out the knife and In
flicted the fatal wounds. There now seems no
doubt In my mind about Hansen's guilt but
of course the detectives are still on the hunt
for further evidence. Although we may feel
that Hansen is guilty, there must be evidence
to show for it, and the detectives are still
working on the case."
What Supt. Smith reluctantly admitted
means that Mrs. Hansen, after returning to a
rational state, confessed the whole story and
reiterated what she had said in her de
lirious state. If this be the case, there seems
to be no longer any doubt as to the right
As far as could be learned, Hansen con
tinued his stoical behavior at the Interview.
Just what occurred between himself and the
woman, who is said to have confessed, the
officials would not state. Hansen was re
moved to his cell at the south side station
Although the police state that Mrs. Han
sen said to her husband's face that he was
the murderer, it was learned on good au
thority from one who was present, that the
woman denied in toto what she was told
she said while out of her head. Supt. Smith,
when asked about this matter, denied the re
port, and repeated that the woman had told
what she knows of the mystery. The police
think there is no doubt of the right man, and
feel that the mystery surrounding Nels Ben
son's death has been cleared up.
SYNOD'S WORK IS DONE.
Closing Session a Long- and Lively
The Minnesota conference of the Swedish
Lutheran Augustana synod finished its busi
ness last night after a protracted session
that lasted until nearly midnight.
A long discussion ensued over the motion
that 70 cents be contributed by every com
municant of the district, to be divided be
tween the schools and missions. The mo
tion was lost, and in its place one prevailed
to the effect that 35 cents be collected for the
missions, while the $4,500 necessary for the
schools; be left to the discretion of the finance
committee to devise ways and means for its
collection. The finance committee was also
authorized to make a proportionate division
among its different districts for the payment
on the Rock Island college debt, which for
the Minnesota conference, amounts *to $9 800
The following petition by different congrega
tions were accepted: From the Chicago dist
rict, that Cumberland, Shell Lake and Rice
Lake congregations be transferred to the Lake
Superior district; from the Alexandria dist
rict, that Oakes and White Stone Hill N D.
be transferred to the Red River valley dist
rict; that a new district be formed of congre
gations from Aitkin county, Brainerd, Little
Falls, St. Cloud and Mille Lacs, and that it be
called the Mississippi district.
A. E. Carlson, of Carver county, was elected
as a member of the synodical council. A. P.
Peterson, of Cokato, was elected alternate.
Reports from the financial committee showed
that the present indebtedness of the conference
Next meeting to be held one year hence at
a place to be designated by the executive com
HAVE BEEN NAMED.
Postmaster Holbrook yesterday announced
the appointment of superintendents for the
new postal stations, as follows: For Station
A (East side), Edward J. L'Herault; B (Cedar
avenue), William E. Brown; C (Plymouth
avenue, Max E. Buhse; D (Nicollet avenue),
B. F. Coffin.
All the above are old employes of the cen
tral station and are simply promoted. They
are still under civil service rules and hold
their offices during good behavior. The as
sistants for the various stations have not
WILL SMOKE ON KISTLER.
Burglars Enter the Ex-Coroner's
Sunday night burglars entered the drug
store of J. M. Kistler, Sixth and Humboldt
avenues north, and after trying to pry open
the doors with a crow bar, finally broke in the
front window. The safe was unlocked, but
the inner doors had to be broken open before
the men secured $45 in stamps and money.
There is no trace of the burglars. The burg
lars secured a quantity of cigars also.
Union League's Annual.
The Minneapolis Union league held Its an
nual meeting last evening at the league
rooms, and the retiring president, F. B
Wright, reviewed the work of the league
during the past year, and at the same t'me
summarized the history of the organization
from its formation in 1881. Perhaps the most
interesting fact in connection with Mr
Wright's administration is the fact that the
league has liquidated all Its Indebtedness and
has money in the treasury. The annual elec
tion of officers was begun, and Mr. Wright
was chosen, against his protests, to servo
another term. The other offices were not
filled, with the understanding that the club
will within a short time be joined by a num
ber of new members, largely from the Young
Men s Republican club, which has gone out
of business, and the new members are to bo
g,,v^n arL o PPortunity to aid in the selection
of the officers.
Atwater at the Head.
The annual meeting of the Minneapolis Bar
association was held yesterday afternoon at
the rooms of the association in Temple court
The election of officers for the ensuing year
resulted as follows: President, John B At
water; vice president, W. C. Tiffany; secre
tary, John T. Baxter; treasurer, E. S. Waters
executive comnfTtee, Ralph Whelan, Charles
A. Wlllard, Frank H. Carleton, John H.
Steele, J. B Phelps; library committee,
Stanley R. Kitchel, John Day Smith. J. R.
Kingman; discipline committee, Henry G
Hicks, J. C. Haynes, J. R. Van Derlip.
Bassett's Little Bill.
Joel B. Baesett gave the county commis
sioners something of a surprise by present
ing a bill for $98.50 for his recent visit to
Haney at Normal, 111. The bill was duly
O. K. d by County Attorney Peterson, but
Commissioner Ryberg entered objection to its
being paid, and the bill was laid over. One
Item was $2.48 for dinner In St. Paul
SEARLES IS SHREWD
THE LEXOW X-RAYS A(i\i\ TRIED
ON HIM WITHQUT iMUCH EF
BOOKS ARE IN,- NEW JERSEY.
TRUST DIRECTORS WILL NOT PER
MIT THE SECRBTAJRY TO PRO
DUCE Till Ml.
STATEMENT OF PROFITS PROMISED.
Legislative Committee May Finally
Get at Something- Material, and
Then Again It May Not.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15.—John E.
Searles, secretary and treasurer of the
American Sugar Refining- company,
and his lawyer, John E. Parsons, were
present today when the Joint legislative
committee on trusts resumed its sitting.
As the latter took his seat he drew
from his overcoat pocket a bundle
"Are those the missing documents
Senator Lexow wants?" asked a re
"Does Senator Lexow himself know
what documents he wants?" Mr. Par
sons replied with a broad smile.
James H. Post, a coffee and tea
broker, was the first witness exam
ined by the committee today. Mr. Post
said he represented the firms of Mol
lenhauer and B. Howell, refiners. He
admitted that competition between the
Mollenhauer and Howell companies
was carried on in his office, though
he first recognized agents of the com
"There are times when those refin
eries do not want to sell, and hence
the competition of which I speak," said
When asked as to the extent of the
output of the sugar companies he rep
resented, witness said it reached 15,
--000 tons annually. Asked if the prof
its of the concerns conjointly reached
$12,000,000 or $14,000,000 annually, wit
ness said he doubted the accuracy of
the figures quoted, and finally said
that his house made less than 1 cent
a pound profit last year.
Senator Lexow was evidently dis
pleased with the reply given by the
witness, and asked the stenographer
to read the question.
This was done, and Senator Lexow
"Now, Mr. Post, answer, and don't
be beating around the bush."
"I am not beating around the bush,"
retorted the witness with much heat.'
Asked about the relations of the Mol
lenhauer and Howell companies to th-
American Sugar Refining company,
Mr. Post said he knew absolutely notn
ing about the affairs of the sugar
"Is it a fact that you compete with
the American Sugar Refining company
in the matter of prices?" asked th^
"It happens in some grades every
oay through the various brokers here
and throughout the country," the wit
Going back to the question of profit"
witness said the profit to the whole
saler on refined sugar was 3-16 of a
cent a pound and added that if his
company realized % of a cent profit on
refined sugar it would be perfectly con
tent with the transaction. He knew
nothing about the extent of the annual
output of the American
SUGAR REFINING COMPANY.
"Don't you fix the price of the raw
"No, how could we? The markets of
the whole world would have to do
"Is it not a fact that the factors
get 3-16 of a cent rebate When the re
finer does not make % of a cent?"
"That is so."
In reply to another question he said
that the National company's capacity
was 2,880 barrels a day and the value
of the property was about $1,000,000.
"You do not seem to know much
about your business, or if you do you
won't tell," said Senator Lexow.
"I'm not a wholesale grocer and
know nothing of their rules. The whole
sale grocers' association was not start
ed because the grocers wanted to make
a little profit out of sugar and not seli
it at a loss."
Witness denied the statement that
no man can live In the sugar business
unless he becomes a factor. The price
of sugar was fixed by the daily state
of the market and mot by refining com
panies, he stated.
SEARLES BACK AGAIN.
John E. Searles then took the stand.
He admitted that the margin of profit
between raw and refined sugar had in
creased during the last three years.
An effort was made to elicit from Mr.
Searles-his knowledge of the effect of
the consolidation of the companies into
the American Sugar Refining company,
but Mr. Searles stated that he had no
knowledge of the affairs of the com
panies outside the American-
Senator Lexow changed his Inquiries
to another direction and brought out
the information that during the past
year the Greenpoint refinery, one In
Louisiana, the Continental in Boston
and the De Castro were closed and that
the purchase of the United States Re
fining company's plant In Camden was
in contemplation by the American Su
gar Refining company.
"Well, what in the world prompts
you to contemplate the purchase of
the United States Refining company at
Camden?" exclaimed Mr. Lexow, "when
you don't use 60 per cent of your re
"We may be able to utilize that
property for the interest of the com
"How much money does the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company pay an
nually to maintain the unworked fac
"I have no figures to answer that
question. It enters into the expense
account of the company."
The witness was then questioned at
considerable length as. to the organ
ization of the sugar trust. As the re
sult of many questions he said he did
not know the exact number of share
holders in the original companies. There
are now over 9,000,, the stock being sold
on 'change. The stoclt had been re.
capitalized from $7,000,000, and tha
ownership increased by 3,000. The rea^
son the public did. not get a'chance to
buy stocks was because the corpora
tion was owned by private gentlemen
before the consolidation. At this junc
ture a recess was taken.
On resuming, Mr. Searles denied
having any arrangement with Individ
ual wholesale grocers, but admitted
having an agreement with the factors
east of the Missouri in relation to the
rates of freight within.^certain specified
limits. , :
"I have only to reiterate," he said,
"what I have already testified to and
desire to say again, that we do not
restrain or compel any competing con
ern In the country to follow our prices,
nor do we command the regulation of
prices in the South or East."
"Now, is not it a fact that the fac
tors' contract, coupled with the whole
sale grocers' rules, absolutely destroy
competition after the product leaves
"Only so far as the other refineries
Bee fit to adopt our prices."
Senator Lexow quickly Bhifted his
. . — 1 ,
position and questioned Mr. Searles as
to the whereabouts of the certificate
books of the original company. To
the same question put in various
guises, the reply was a disavowal of
any knowledge of the location of the
books. The inquiry showed that they
alone contained the figures showing
the increase from $6,000,000 to $43,000,
--000 of capital stock and they, together
with all the minutes and records of
the old trust, are gone.
"I have not the minute book of the
Sugar trust. The directors," said Mr.
Searles, "declined to permit me to pre
sent it here. I have no power in the
Witness stated that the book was in
the office of the company in New Jer
sey, nominally in his custody, but
actually in possession of one of the
clerks. Mr. Searles volunteered the
information that the sugar product in
Cuba had dwindled from one million
tons two years ago, to 250,000 tons last
year, and also that the price of foreign
sugar was controlled in the London
"Is the increase of large corporations
a disadvantage to the workingman?"
"No, sir, if we had less legislation, we
would be far better off. If you make
laws that invite capital to this state
instead of driving it away, it would be
an advantage. But so long as investi
gations like this are fomented, it makes
capital unsafe and uncertain, and
makes it act on the defensive as though
it were the enemy of the workingman.
There is a law far higher than the
legislative, than the state of New York,
the law of supply and demand, which
controls all these things which no trust,
however big, is able to control."
Mr. Searles thought it unfair to probe
into the minor workings of any com
pany doing a legitimate business, and
have the facts paraded before the pub
lic. He promised to produce the figures
of profits for the five years preceding
and succeeding the formation of the
trust, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning,
to which hour an adjournment was
LAND GRANT CASES.
Finding- of the Lower Conrt, for "the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.—The su
preme court today handed down de
cisions in the cases of the United States
vs. the Winona & St. Peter railroad
company, and the Winona and St.
Peter Land company; the United States
vs. the Union Pacific railroad com
pany, and the United States vs. the St.
j Paul & Sioux City railroad company
involving the validity of the land
grants of those companies. The de
cisions in the court below had all been
In favor of the companies, and the su- I
preme court affirmed them all in ono j
opinion. The court in another opinion, |
involving the Winona company, held '
the pre-emption claims filed anterior
to the company's claims were valid.
These coses were brought by the gov- j
ernment, under the act of 1887. to pro
vide for the adjustment of land grants.
The Winona & St. Peter grant was !
made under the act of 1857 granting \
land to Minnesota to aid in the con- I
struction of railroads. The Union Pa- !
cific case originated in Kansas. The S
case of the United States versus the I
St. Paul & Sioux City company, which
was also decided, involved lands in !
lowa. The question involved in all the !
oases was the effect of declaratory
statements by persons professing to
intend to settle made prior to the rail
road grants should have the same ef
fect in validating the grant as should
actual settlement. The courts below !
held that they should not and today's !
opinion sustains this view. The decision
will quiet title to many tracts of lands
in Minnesota, lowa and other states.
The court, in an opinion by Justice
Peckham, reversed the decision of the
district court for the Northern dis
trict of lowa, in the case of Rufus E.
Grover, and gave instructions for a
new trial. Grover was convicted of
making false entries in reports in re
gard to the condition of the Commer
cial National bank, of Dubuque, of
which he was president.
An opinion was handed down by
Justice Brown, in the case of the At
lantic & Pacific Railroad company
versus Robert Mingus. appealed from
the decision of the supreme courb of
New Mexico. The case was an action
of ejectment brought by the railroad
company to recover a parcel of land to
which the company claimed title under
its grant of 1866. The decision of the
New Mexico court was against the
railroad company and this decision was
affirmed by the supreme court today
on the ground that the grant had been
forfeited. The case really involved all
the land of the Atlantic & Pacific grant
not earned by the completion of the
road up to that date. The land affect
ed is that portion of the grant from
Sepulpa In the Indian territory, to
Albuquerque, N. M., and from Mojave
to the Pacific ocean.
In the case of James M. Dewesse.
versus Jacob Reinthardt and others
(opinion by Justice Brewer) the court
sustained the contention of the state
of Nebraska, in regard to the validity
of the state land grant as against that
of the Burlington Railroad company.
FORMER ST. PAUL PASTOR
Called I'pon to Preside Over an Enjr,
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 15.—Rev. A. W. Foster, cf
the First Christian church of this city, has
resigned from that pastorate to accept a call
from the West London Tabernacle, of Lon
don, England, which is the largest church of
the Christian denomination outside of the
United States. He will sail March 6.
Mr. Foster was born in Indiana, forty
years ago. He was graduated at Hanover
college, Indiana, in 1878. He studied law
and practiced before entering the ministry.
He was pastor of the Christian church at
Brookville, Ind., going from there to St. Paul,
Minn., wherf-: he was pastor four years. He
then accepted] the position of general evange
list of California. He came to St. Louis
three years ago.
MAY SLIP IX A<3Al*.
Vesuvius Preparing- to Duplicate Her
Blockade Running Feat.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Feb. 15.— The fleet
spent today in target practice. For several
hours the twelve, eight and four inch guns
were operated, and the practice was the best
that has been had since the vessels reached
here. The cruiser Vesuvius eteamed out of
port this afternoon outside the line of forti
fication. This is expected to be run by the
blockaders at night. The fog; and rain which
is now prevailing is interferring with the
searchliirhis and the feats of last Thursday
and Friday may be repeated. The Marble
head has sailed for Jacksonville to relieve the
Dolphin, and the latter is new expected ti re
turn here as a tlockade runner.
POLICE IN ERROR.
New York Authorities Must Release
the Turkish Consul.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15.—According to- the
officials of the state department, the New
York police authorities: who arrested and the
magistrate who committed Joseph lasigi. the
Turkish consul at Boston, last Saturday night,
have made a grave mistake and must undo
their acts, which were unlawful. The Tur
kish minister here, Mustapha Bey. has lodged
with the state department a protest against
the proceedings^ and whils the department is
still looking up authorities and studying pre
cedents, it has already been practically con
cluded that the arrest was illegal. The con
stitution and laws pTovide expressly that a
foreign consul can be tried only under federal
processes and before a federal court. He is
not exempt from prosecution like a diplo
matic officer, but he has this privilege, and so
far as the information in the. hands of the
department shows this has been denied him.
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PAY TWIH SACKED
SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
GATHERED IN lIV THE INSIR
FAST AND FURIOUS FIGHTING.
CUBANS CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO
COLUMNS, BUT CUT THEIR WAY
GOMEZ REPORTED AS WOUNDED.
The Rebel Lender Shot Through the
Le B »nd His Hor.se Killed Under
CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 15.—The Com
mercial Tribune's special from Havana
says: A detachment from Gen. La
cret's army, now operating in this
province, had a pitched battle with a
band of guerrillas under Maj. Selasco
and a portion of the Havana volun
teers under Col Sanchez. The Cubans
attacked a block house ten miles west
of this city, not knowing a large Span
ish force was near by. They had par
tially captured the fort when the Span
ish reinforcements came up. The
Cubans were caught in between the
two columns, and for several hours
the fight waged fast and furious. Find
ing that they could make no progress
against odds, the Spaniards outnum
bering them two to one, the Cubans,
by a skilful feint, drew off part of the
volunteer corps and then made a furi
ous and unexpected onslaught on the
other, compelling them to retreat and
offering a passageway for the insurg
ents. Through this they passed with
a loss of some 100, the Spanish losing
over double that number. Notwith
standing their defeat, the insurgents
managed to so dismantle the fort that
it had to be destroyed to prevent its
falling into the insurgents' hands,
and the large supply of ammunition
A pay train on the railroad, near
Candelaria, province of Pinar del Rio,
was wrecked by the Cubans Friday and
over $600,000 in silver secured. They
killed ten of the guards and captured
four Spanish guerrillas belonging to
San Martin's band. The latter were
instantly put to the machete by the
Infuriated Cubans, as they attribute
most of the cruel murders in that sec
tion to this band.
Havana, Feb. 15.—Private advices
received here contain assurances that
an engagement occurred between the
Spanish troops oomimianded by Col.
Arjorna, en route from Arroya Blanco
to Ciego Avila, and Gen. Gomez. It
is reported that Gen. Gomez was
wounded in the same leg and nearly
the same place when he was wounded
last year. Leader Roses took command
of the insurgent forces, so the claim is
made, until the arrival of Gen. Gar
rillo. According to the reports the
horse upon which Gen. Gomez was
mounted, was killed, but he continued
riding all day.
The directors of the Spanish bank
have resolved to order the Importation
from New York immediately, of a sum
of specie so that 20 and 10-cent bills
will circulate. Senor Gonzale Leserda
will be shot tomorrow.
IS SHE A PIRATE?
Three Friends' Cwm Up Before the
V\ rASHINGTON, Feb. 15.—The United
States supreme court today heard ar
gument in the case of the United States
versus the steamer Three Friends on
the motion of the attorney general for
a certiorari to the circuit court of ap
peals for the fifth circuit to bring the
case to the supreme court, the steamer
having been libelled for condemnation
on the charge of violating the neutral
ity laws controlling the relations be
tween the United States and Spain. As
sistant Attorney Whitney made the
iirst argument for the government. He
began by stating the question briefly
and then discussed at length the ques
tion of the nature of a recognition of
belligerency. He explained the effect
of the act of 1817. in the use of the
words "colony, district or people."'
He said it was clear that the steamer
had been equipped to be employed
against the Spanish authorities, by the
Cuban insurgents. He read extracts
from the president's last message to
show that sufficient recognition of the
Cuban belligerents had been given by
the executive to justify the courts in
giving them their attention. The
Florida district court had taken the
position that it could not under the
statute take such cognizance, but Mr.
Whitney argued to the contrary. The
only question, he said, was whether the
statute was applicable for the reason
that the belligerency of the Cubans
had not been formally recognized. It
was true in the technical meaning of
international law that the Cubans had
not been recognized as belligerents, but
even if this was the case there were
other statutes ccweerpinar pir&cv nnd
enlisting men for hostilities against a
friendly power, which were applicable.
As a matter of fact there was noth
ing In the statute to require a recog
nition of belligerency to set the law In
Attorney General Harmon closed for the
government. He said that while the Cuban
insurrection had not shown itself to be strong
enough to warrant the recognition of belliger
ency, still there had been sufficient recogni
tion that a state of war existed. He closed
with an appeal for the observance of the neu
trality laws and urged that congress had pro
vided abundant means for their enforcement.
At the conclusion of Mr. Harmon's argument
the court adjourned without announcing any
opinion until the first Monday in March.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15.—The secretary of
the treasury has instructed the collector of
customs at Philadelphia to withhold clearance
papers from the alleged filibuster Bermuda,
which was preparing to leave port.
Million for Tale.
LRROY, N. V., Feb. 15.—8y the death of
William Lampoon, a banker of this place,
and a nephew of the late Sir Curtis Lampson,
of London, England, the bulk of a large prop
erty said to be valued at about a million
dollars, has been bequeathed to Yale univer
sity. ■of which Mr. Lampson was a graduate
Houston Osliorne, a Convict From St.
Paul, Dies at the Prison.
Miss Sylvia Thelan, a daughter of Ben
ineian, of this city, was married at the
onurcn of the Immaculate Conception yes
terday morning to John Seiberlich, a prosper
ous young business man of Milwaukee, Wis.
iney left last evening for their future home.
♦1r! ie. l .F and„. lodge offlcers of the Knights
of Pythias will visit Stillwater lodge this even
ing and arrangements have been completed
for a royal good time.
Houston Osborne, a Ramsey county prisoner
died at the state prison Sunday of tuber
culosis Osborne was received at the prison
from St. Paul July 2, 1895, to serve ten years
for burglary. He was thirty years old and
nad been confined in the prison hospital for
James W. Kelly, a teamster well known
in this city, died Sunday at the home of his
sister, Mrs Edward Flynn. Deceased waa
2 ySl. rl old,- The runeral will be held from
bt. Michael's church this morning.
Several logging firms have discontinued
skidding and their men have returned to this
Burglars entered Muckenhausen & Brenner's
sample room Sunday night and got away
with the change that had been left in the
money drawer. An entrance was affected
through the transom. It is believed to be
the work of a tough gang of boys.
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There was that about his attire and his
manner which showed that, although of Afri
can descent, he was fully alive to the respect
due him as a citizen of the United States and
an equal voter at the polls. The salesman in
the men's furnishing store hastened to learn
his wishes, and ventured to wish him "good
morning" in spite of his haughty glare.
"What can we do for you today?"
"You can't do nuffin much fo' me," was the
reply. "I come yuh ter do sumfln foh you."
"We—er—We don't need any help."
"I ain't lookin' foh wohk! I come yuh ter
give you all some money. I wants ter trade
an' ef anybody gits de bes' er de bahgain, I
don't reckon it's gwinter be me. Only I
don' want no bowin' an' scrapin', like yoh
'magined I wus de Prince o' Wales, an" at de
same time I don' want no sasslness. All I
desiahs is ter put money on de counter an'
kyah off de goods, ef dey suits me."
"What do you wish to purchase?"
"Ah, yes. I'm sure we can give you a sat
isfactory article. Do you want a white shirt
or a colored shirt?"
"Whut's dat?" and his hand reached omi
nously for his hip pocket.
"I merely asked you whether you wanted
a white shirt or a colored shirt," the sales
man replied, as he edged behind a pile of hat
"I s'pected It in de fus' place; an' now I
knows it. I'm in de wrong sto'. Whut's de
good er civil rights? I goes ter de theayter
an' dey has white seats and colored seats. I
goes ter de restaurant and de has white vit
tles an' colored vlttles. But when I comes
yuh ter git some cotton foh my back an'
you Stan's me up an' tells me dat yoh has
white shirts for white folks an' colored shirts
foh colored folks you's done got pas' de
limit, an' dar am' nuffin' let' foh me ter
do 'ceppin' ter hire a lawyer."—Washington
The Lady Mayoress.
Among the numerous privileges enjoyed by
the lady mayoress of London during her hus
band's year of office is that of "entree" at
court. That fes to say, instead of being com
pelled to take her place among the ordinary
guests, titled and untitled, at court functions,
she enters the place by a separate entrance
and is received by royalty before any of the
other guests.—San Francisco Chronicle.
A Social Leper.
Tabsley—There comes Mudge. Let's run.
Wiekwire—What's the matter with Mudge
that we should flee?
Yabsley—Haven't you heard? He has got
so that every time he has eight or ten drinks
he wants to give recitations in the Scotch
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