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VOL. XX.—NO. 58.
THE BT. PflrUk Gl^Oß^.
SATURDAY, FBB. £7, 1807.
Weather for Today—
I air nnd Warmi-r.
lliji'li SoliooHh May He Cloacd.
SulVcriiiK' in Ohio Valley Inteuite.
liU'kels Talks IliiMineHH KIkIXs.
Cecil lthotlt-N on the Hack.
Mlnnliik' * aitiltria Mnlit«-«l.
SniiKullly a Free >Inn.
I\>wer» \ot in Accord n* to Crete.
Elevators for the Court House.
Oratorical Contest WIBBCM.
l'iieiii|iloyetl at Mn»s Meeting.
Uiixtcm Sentenced to Reformatory,
llnuiui in Washington Today.
lloiimc I'asNt's the Silver Hill.
Senate's Jinpro «■"»> Spiked.
Kenvs of the \€»rtliv*ost.
Reap port ion m cut Talk.
Senate After the Milwaukee Hoad.
Douglas Hill Practically Killed.
Bar Silver. <» 4 5-Sc.
«:ish Wheat In Chleas*, 7:? I-Bc.
BtOClca G« 111 With a Hush.
World's Markets Reviewed.
Increased Demand for Iron.
Brady at OUMM City.
National Leamie Schedule.
Wants of the People.
Report on State Public School.
Railway Magnates in St. Paul.
Met.—AVrons Mr. Wright, 2.30, 8.15.
Grand-When London Sleeps,2.:iO, 8.15
MOVEMENTS OF 9TEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Victoria, Naples;
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Germania, New
York. Sailed: Sylvania, Boston.
NAPLES—SaiIed: Columbia, New York.
ALEXANDRIA—SaiIed: Fuerst Bismarck,
from New York via Algiers for Jaffa.
GENOA—Arrived: Columbia, New York.
AMSTERDAM—Arrived: Schiedam, New
Both the 4th and the 17th of March
are approaching with the same speed.
Perhaps we should annex Cuba and
make Consul General Lee its governor.
Whatever nation has the next war
with China should capture San Fran
Now that the legislature is passing
things, has anybody noticed it passing
Its uer diem?
It hasn't snowed every day this
month in North Dakota. There is still
one day to come.
The impression is becoming general
that the ground hog saw only a dim
shadow of himself.
After the 4th of March Princeton, N.
J., will take up a little larger place on
the map than Canton, O.
I am going into training to fight and
not to talk. —J. J. Corbett. Keep your
word, Mr. Corbett, and you'll be happy
And now a man has been found who
has lived in the bellies of five different
whales. They were dead ones, how
It is the general impression that
Mayor Doran is running tetter now for
a second term than he will in the
epring of 1898. _
And next comes March, the month of
Winds. Indications are not wanting
that there will be gales at Washington
and Carson City.
All those who feel like crossing the
Styx should perhaps do it now. A St.
Paul liveryman has bought a stock
of coffins and proposes to sell them at
, -^ i
It was a great mistake In that New
York newspaper to pay Corbett and
Fitzsimmons to talk. Eoth would have
been glad to talk without being paid
a farthing for it.
A Minnesota boy is out in California
showing the wheelmen how to break
bicycle records. When it comes to fast
riders, good butter and pretty girls
Minnesota is right in the front rank.
The Americans who went to Nicara
gua must have nailed horseshoes over
their doors. The native Nicaraguans
raised enly about half a coffee crop,
while the American colonists raised a
A St. Louis astrologer predicts that
the MeKinley administration will have
plenty of excitement. As astrologers'
predictions usually go by contraries,
the next administration ought to be a
very peaceable one.
Senator Daniel is intensely dramatic.
Speaking of the Sanguilly incident
yesterday, he said: "Enough diplo
matic red tape has been spun on this
case to build a cable from the United
States to Spain and enough ink for
an ocean in which to lay the cable."
Instruction In bicycle riding is not
the only use cf the riding school. It
appears to be a fairly good place to
make love Mrs. Jennie F. Abell, widow
of the former publisher of the Balti
more Sun, has married the man who
taught her how to ride a wheel, though
he is seventeen years her junior.
A bill has been introduced in the
house having for its purpose dictation
to newspapers what they shall print in
regard to prize fights. John Day Smith
should be interviewed at once by con
gress. A few years ago Mr. Smith se
cured the passage of a bill telling the
newspapers of Minnesota, what they
should print in regard to Minnesota
hangings. The newspaper* proceeded
to print what they liked.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
NOW A FREE MAN.
Expresses His Gratitude to Secretary
Olney and Prest. Cleveland.
PARDON QUITE UNEXPECTED.
Will Leave Havana Today With His Wife and
Family for the United
HAVANA, Feb. 26.— J. Julio San
guilly, having been set at liberty, spent
the evening at his home with a large
number of .friends. Sanguilly leaves to
morrow on the Mascotte for Key West.
The Associated Press correspondent
called tonight on Sanguilly. His hand
some residence is a villa in the out
skirts of Havana, in the quarter called
the Cerro, the aristocratic resort of the
city. Sanguilly expressed his gratitude
to the queen for the grace of pardon,
which great ly surprised him. Ke said
that he never thought that he would
be pardoned. Sanguilly said the first
news of the pardon reached him
through a cable received from Secre
tary of State Olney, saying:
Advise Sanguilly's defender to withdraw
his appeal and facilitate pardon.
Sanguilly believes the pardon was
due to a desire on the part of her
majesty to demonstrate her good will
towards President Cleveland and Sec
retary of State Olney for services ren
dered On this account the prelim
inaries to the pardon were probably
hastened, so that the announcement
might be made during the term of
office of Cleveland and Olney.
Sanguilly is well preserved in spite
of his two years of imprisonment. He
seemed very grateful to all of the of
ficers of the Cabanas fortress, compli
menting even the minor officials and
mentioning especially the chiefs of
staff of the fort for many courtesies
shown to him. He had no complaint
to make except In the matter of the
Sanguilly will be accompanied to the
United States by his wife, son and
nadopted daughter. He will go to Tar-
CeGil Rhodes on the RaGk.
TRANSVAAL INQUIRY RESUMED.
LONDON, FejftM.— The inquiry of the
parliamentary* committee Into the
Jameson raid Was resumed today In
Westminster hall. There was a crowd
of peers and members of the house of
commons present, but the Prince of
Wales was absent. Edward Blake's
examination of Col. Cecil Rhodes was
continued. The witness admitted he
had instructed his agent In London,
Rutherford Harris, to confidentially
communicate the plan of the secret
movement to certain persons in Eng
land, but he refused to divulge their
names. Asked whether having a force
ready to march into the Transvaal
was conducted consistent with his posi
tion as premier, Col. Rhodes evoked
laughter by replying:
"It is for this committee to judge of
my conduct. It does not appear to me
to be inconsistent,"
Mr Blake then drew attention to the
passage in the statement to a foreign
power and added: "I accept fully
your view that you had adequate
grounds for the statement."
Col. Rhodes replied: "I am glad you
put it in that way. If I stated my
reasons for the belief, perhaps is would
do harm, and cause irritation to a
Further questioned in regard to the
imperial character of the proposed
federation, Col. Rhodes said: "Mr.
Blake must remember that when we
federated Canada it was a local people
federated and the imperial government
finally sanctioned it."
Questioned as to whether he thought
the end justified the means, the witness
\ replied: "If I had succeeded we should
have had a union of Africa, but the
j Chartered company would have greatly
profited. As I failed, I must take the
responsibility and I hope that the fu
ture will accomplish the union."
The witness asked the committee to
consider in their deliberations the ob
jects which he had in view.
Saf fetit^ Itjteijse
FROM COLD AND FLOOD.
CINCINNATI, 0.. Feb. 26.—What
seems unprecedented In the present
Ohio river flood, is its persistency at
certain stages. It became static-nary
at 8 o'clock this morning at 61 feet 2
inches, and at 8 tonight was unchang
ed, having remained thirteen hours at
At present the condition of people
driven from their homes by the flood
is pitiable. With the mercury at 25
and steadily falling, their suffering in
creases. Outside of the regular charity
organizations a.nd the police force,
there has been no provision for the
assistance of these sufferers except
such as is rendered by their immediate
A Big Four switch engine today,
went clear down out of sight on a side
track by the washing away of the fill
beneath the tracks. The engineer and
fireman saved themselves by swim
ming out to the fill in the rear.
All points above here report the river
falling fast. Immediately below Cin
cinnati it la either stationary or reced
ing slowly. At Cincinnati tontight, from
8 to 9 o'clock, the river fell a quarter
of an inch, making a beginning of sub
sidence. At this hour the mercury is
21 and falling, and the sky is fair.
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1897.
pa, where he will remain for a few
days on account of delicate health of
his wife. He will not settle permanent
ly in New York, as his wife is obliged
to live in a hot climate. Sanguilly hopes
that when the island of Cuba is paci
fied he will be allowed to return.
Although no hostile acts on the part
of the populace towards Sanguilly have
been reported as expected, neverthe,
less, precautions to protect him have
been adopted. Before the Associated
Press correspondent left Sanguilly's
residence he asked the correspondent
to make public his gratitude to the
state department, to the American
consul general and to all those con
tributing to his liberty. He expressed
satisfaction with the American press
for the great interest shown in his
Advices from Santa Clara are that
in the batt'e at Ceniza. the loss of the
Spanish under Gen. Weyler amounted
to 500 killed and* wounded. In the bat
tles at Calajbazas and Cabaiguan, the
Spanish losses are reported to have
Ken equally as large, but the Spanish
dead and wounded were sent to Sanctl
Bplritus and definite figures cannot be
obtained. In these two battles Gen.
Gomez commanded in person.
The fighting has been continuous on
Weyler's marc-h through Santa Clara,
and the Cuban patriots have scored
numerous victories. The battles of
Ceniza resulted in a complete rout for
the Spanish, commanded by Gen.
Legura. He was met by the patriots
un.der Gen. Carillo and Col. Mimbal,
and his two battalions were held in
check and then forced back, the
Cubans charging with their machetes.
In this battle Cant. John L.i*m. a young
American from Jacksonville. Pla.. who
landed in Cuba with the second ex
pedition carried by the Three Friends,
commanded a dynamite gun.
Mr. Henry Labouohene next examin
ed Col. Rhodes. He asked:
"Was Germany the power you be
lieved President Kruger favored?"
"Yes," was the re-ply.
Asked for evidence in support of his
belief, the witness read extracts from
a speech delivered by President Krug
er before the German club of Pretoria,
on the occasion of Emperor William's
birthday, in 1895. Mr. Labouchers sug
gested that President Kruger's speech
may have been an after-dinner ora
"But," remarked Col. Rhodes. "Presi
dent Kruger only drinks water."
Replying to further questions, Col.
Rhodes referred to the objection of
the German minister for foreign af
fairs. Baron Maresdhall yon Bieberstein
in the reichstag. to a commercial union
of the South African states, as being
likely to lead to a political protector
ate, and the exclusion of German goods.
The witness denied that a protective
policy existed at the Cape, and added:
"Protection means bad factories and
bad articles for the benefit of a priv
In answer to other questions. Col.
Rhodes said that they proposed em
ploying only Americans in some of the
mines, "because they are best ac
quainted with deep levels."
After a discussion relative to the
taxation of mines. Mr. Labouchere
questioned the witness in regard to
the meaning he Intended to convey by
the use of the term "civil rights."
Thereupon Col. Rhodes, with a vehe
ment gesture, exclaimed: "The Johan
rbesburgers have no civil rights and
no body of Englishmen will ever re
main in any place for any period with
out insisting upon their civil rights."
Col. Rhodes raised a laugh by tak
ing from his pocket and reading
aloud a long extract from a recent
speech by Mr. Labouchere in the house
of commons in regard to Crete, adding:
"I quiite agree with Mr. Labouchere.
and transfer the same sentiments and
state of affaiirs to the Transvaal."
Col. Rhodes, replying to a question
on the subject, absolutely acquitted
Mr. Chamberlain, the secretary of state
for the colonies, of all knowledge of
the revolutionary movement. where
upon Mr. Chamberlain interposed that
he would be happy to answer any ques
tions on the subject. The committee
adjourned until Tuesday.
Federal Anti-Fight Law.
The house committee on interstate commerce, at the -Instance of
Wilbur Crafts, Secretary of the National Reform League, has ordered
favorably reported a drast c measure which will, if adopted, practically
put an end ta prize fighting and boxing matches in the United States.
The text of the bi I is as follows:
Section i. That no picture or description of any prize fight or
encounter of pugilists, under whatever name, or any proposal or record
of betting on the same, shall be transmitted in the mails of the United
States or by interstate commerce, whether in a newspaper or other
periodical, or telegram, or in any other form.
Sec. 2. That any person sending such matter, or knowingly re
ceiving such matter, for transmission by mail or interstate commerce,
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by
imprisonment for not more than five years, at the discretion of the
court, or by a fine not exceeding $i,ooo.
BARRACKS FOR VOLIXTEERS.
Win «> ii » May Erect a IlniulHome
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., Feb. 26.—1n Winona Is
situated the training school of the American
Volunteers for the states of Wisconsin and
Minnesota. Some of the good people of this
city are now seriously contemplating erect
ing for this organization a home of its own
instead of the rented two-story brick building
which they now occupy. There is already a
fund of $6,000 raised. As yet it is not decided
whether t?ie building will be a new structure
or some old one remodeled for its new use.
Ballington Booth, the commander-in-chief of
the Volunteers of America, will visit the
training school here some time during the
next month. The building matter will at tfcis
time probably be decided. Gen. Booth will
OLGA, ACCOMPLISHED AND PATRIOTIC QUKE.N OF THE GREIEKS.
Queen Olga, of Greece, is the most popu
lar queen in all Europe, and after her plucky
act the other day in defying the Russian
throne there is not a native of Hellas who
would not die for her. Queen Olga is a
Russian princess and was an honorary ad
miral in the Russian fleet. She has just re
turned her insignia to St. Petersburg, with
the remark that she cannot hold rank in a
fleet that has fired upon the Greeks. Olga
is the eldest daughter ot the Grand Duke
Constantine, of Russia, and a niece of the
late Czar Alexander 11. Sha is tall and state
ly and realizes the traditional idea of a
queen in her appearance and manner. She is
a blonde, with brown hair, regular features
and a beautiful neck and shoulders. She goes
about Athens unattended, even by a maid,
and dresses In the most simple fashion. On
Business World's Rights.
DISCUSSED BY MR. ECKELS.
CHICAGO, Feb. 26—Hon. James
Eckles, comptroller of the currency, ad
dressed the members of the National
Association of Merchants and Travel
ers tonight. He spoke in Central Music
hall, which was filled with representa
tive business men of <tll branches of
trade and coming from every state in
the Northwest and upper Mississippi
valley. Mr. Eckles, who was intro
duced by Franklin Macveagh, of Chi
cago, who acted as chairman of the
meeting, spoke upon "The Rights Due
Our Business World."
He opened his address by urging the
advantages of organization among the
business men of the country, saying
that they should long since have per
fected an association on the lines of the
one they have now formed. The busi
ness men of the country, Mr. Eckles,
said had allowed themselves to become
so engrossed by the demands of their
business that they had paid insuffi
cient attention to the enactment of laws
calculated to protect their own inter
ests. There had been in his opinion
probably to many laws passed affect
ing the business world and there cer
tainly had been to much agitation con
cerning the passage of laws already
made, and those bills which might
eventually become laws. Wise laws, he
contended, were to the advantage of
the business man but it had become so
much the custom to tinker with ex
isting conditions that it made all
guesses of the business man as to the
future course of events, nothing but
the veriest gambling. It had come to
pass in these days that the business
men viewed with affright the opening
day of a legislative session and hailed
its closing with delight.
Mr. Eckles then dilated at consid
erable length upon the necessity of
sound monetary laws, paying consid
erable attention to the questions of tho
single gold standard jmd of the free
coinage of silver. He predicted that,
in the near future, the country would
witness the enactment of monetary
laws which would place the financial
system of the country upon a firm
and solid foundation. The great ma
jority of the laws bearing upon th?
nation's monetary system that had
been passed since the" nation became .'i
nation were, according to Mr. Eckles,
in the interest of the inflationist. The
time had come for the passage of more
conservative and safer laws. lie
closed his address by touching brieliy
upon the difficulties that have beset
the present administration, bespeaking
good wishes for the outgoing presidon*-
bo accompanied by Brig. (Jen. Fielding, who
ranks next to Gen. Booth?in office.
HmiKlit jiii A»lilmb<l Mill.
ASHLAND, Wis., Fetf. J6.—Ther Butternut
mill and adjacent real estate was purchased
last night by W. I. Clifford, of Stevens' Point.
It is understood that the Central Wisconsin
is behind the deal. This is m valuable prop-v
erty. situated in a Country covered with pine
Wflfffcteet Ks<rjß Offlcerx.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minnl, Feb. 26.—There
will bo ballotlns here forfal! the Tillage of
ficers or March 9, as th* new law making
two-year terms is be'levffl to be no good.
Deer River will at the same time strive to
secure a village incorporation.
state occasions she costumes herself royally.
She is very fond of pearls, and has a small
fortune in these ornaments. She is most pop
ular among the Athenian ladies and has a
wide circle of acquaintances among them.
Like all the rest of this singularly demo
cratic royal family, the queen never de
ports herself in the manner assumed by roy
alty in general, and while dignified, is gen
tle, affable and lovable. Olga is a great
scholar. She loves science and the classics
and can speak fluently in Russian, Italian,
Greek, French, German and English. Lately
she has mastered Albanian also. She is in
terested in music and art, devotes much of
her time to charity and public education, and
has founded one or two prosperous schools
in Athens. Her recent patriotic display will
make her all the more loved by the Greeks.
and expressing hopes for the success
of Maj. MeKinley.
JUDGE SEARS NAMED.
Nominated f«ir Mayor by the Chicago
©HH3AOO, Feb. 26.—Judge Nathaniel C.
Sk»rs was nominated this afternoon for mayor
by tho RrpubHran e'.ty />ofiventton. The awn.
ination was made on the first ballot. Charles
Grose was nominated for city treasurer, Fred
erick Lundine, oily clerk, and Roy O. West,
city attorney. Judge Sears' total vote was
637 out of 1,007 votes in the convention.
Judge Sears, previous to his elevation to
the bench in 1892, was attorney for the trade 3
and labor assembly. His nomination for a
judgshlp came from the Populists and was
indorsed by the Republicans. Judge Sears
was born in Ohio in 1854. He is a graduate
of Amherst college, and completed his educa
tion at Ileidelburg and Berlin.
Insisted I pah by the Daughters of
the Amrricnn Rerolntion.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—When the ses
sions of the Daughters of the American Rev
olut'on opened today Mrs. Stevenson, presi
dent general, read greetings from the regent
at Honolulu. Hawaii, and a special invitation
from Representative Washington, of Tenne
see, to the society to attend the Tennessee
centennial exposition. An attempt was made
to reconsider the motion adopted la.st night
provid ng t at the D_ugh er-i of vhe R3volutl-.il
be admitted into the senior society only as
individuals. The motion to reconsider was
lost, but another motion offered by Mrs. Tit
man was agreed to, that Mrs. Snow be au
thorized to report to her society that the
applications of the members wouid be re
ceived in a block, but must be made out in
Another lively discussion ensued on the re
vision of the constitution, and some protests
were made against the "unfair and unjust"
treatment accorded the report of the com
mittee having charge of the work. During
the afternoon session the election of officer*
proceeded, but without completing the list.
Those elected included Mme. Yon Rydens
vard, of this city, and Mrs. Mary Harrison
McKee, of Indiana, vice presidents; Mrs.
Charles S. I>akely, this city, chaplain gen
eral, and Mrs. Charlotte Emerson Main, re
cording secretary general; Mrs. Frances S.
Nash, of this city, corresponding secretary
HELD FOR EXTRAIMTIOX.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Feb. 26—Frank
Butler, alias Ashe, alias Newman, the Au
stralian murderer, was this afternoon held
for extradition, on the charge of murdering
Capt. Lee Weller and Arthur Preston, by
United States Commissioner Heacoek, before
whom tho extradition proceedings have been
held. The case will now go to Washington
for review, and if the commissioner's find
ings are approved Butler will be sent to
Australia on the next out-going steamer.
MISSING LINER SEEN.
QUEENSTOWN, Feb. 26.—The Brit
ish steamship Rappaihannmck, which
arrived tonight from Newport News,
Va., reports that she sighted a steam
ship towing another steamer with a
broken shaft, supposed to be the Cam
brian, which was lost by the Allan
line siteamer Assyrian during a gale.
The hawser broke on Feb. 16, and the
Allan lime steamer lost sight of the
Cambrian during the storm.
Rusy Time for Divorce Mills.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Feb. 26.—The mem
bers of the divorce colony in this city are
evidently very much afraid that the law re
quiring a residence of twelve months in this
State, instead of three months, is going to be
a law. At any rate suits are being started
with great frequency, and yesterday tho fol
lowing application* were made in the district
court: Horteme R. Frank against Solomon R.
Frank, New York; Lylian G. Burr against
George Edward Purr. Brooklyn; George K.
Hamilton against Jeanette Hamilton, New
York ; Arthur Michaels against E'lzabeth
Michaels. Toronto; Guy H. Lockerby against
Sarah .1. Lockerby; Henry G. Middaugh
against Hattle Hello Middaugh. In the last
case the husband appears as one of the attor
neys for himself.
Protect on Antl-Ruilw;;,-.- Lestaloltom.
JAMESTOWN, N. I)., Feb. 2C.-A mass
meeting of railroad employe;; and citizens was
held this evening to protest against the pas
sago of the anti-railway legislation now pend
ing. Many believe th'.s legislation, If passed,
wiTl not only prove detrimental to the Inter
ests of employes but will also affect the com
mercial prosperity of citizens and business
.lien as well.
PRJCE TWO CENTS—] f ?ve cbJt
THEY JOINED IN
School Inspectors Say More Money Is
Needed or Schools Must Close.
GET AFTER THE LEGISLATURE.
Bill Now Buried in Committee Should Be Looked
After—How the School Board
Unless the legislature comes to the
relief of the scJhool board the high
schools and manual training school
may not be open next year. That was
the plain statement of opinion of the
members of the board of education at
the meeting held yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Scholle, who is chairman of the
legislative committee of the board, re
lated in plain terms that the measure j
introduced in the senate to authorize i
an increased tax levy of one and one
half mills for schools purposes was j
tied up in the school committee of that
body and there was little likelihood
of its passage because of the indif
ference manifested by the general pub
lic and the opposition Shown by the j
chamber of commerce. When Mr. j
Scholle finished his report the other
members of the board declared that
they had been modern Patrick Henrys
in petitioning, remonstrating and sup
plicating at the foot of the throne of
public opinion and the city council
long enougth, and they would not go
a step further to secure funds for the
adequate maintenance of the schools.
They one and all agreed, however, that
the kindergarten and the graded
schools would be cared for first, and
then if there should be anything left
the hlgli schools and the manual train
ing schools might have a short ses
sion at the opening of the year.
When Mr. Seholle's report was call
ed for, he said: "The members of the
legislature feel that unless some ur
gent action is taken by the citizens,
nothing will be done to authorize the
one and one-half mills increase in the
tax levy, which has been asked for the
proper maintenance of our public
schools. The bill is now in the hands
of the committee on schools in the sen
ate, and the majority of the members
of that committee are opposed to
recommending the bill for passage, be
cause of the resolutions passed recently
by the chamber of comrnecce... Unless
that measure 1b passed the purbKc might
as well under stand rft>W as a* any other
time that we shall have to close the
high sdhools next year."
The report provoked animated dis- ']
cussion. President Abbott said the j
board had done everything in its power |
to slhow the public and the city au- j
thorities that it would be impossible j
to- conduct the schools next year on I
the money voted for that purpose. "If j
the council and the public generally is !
so Indifferent, I propose that you let '
them run the schools next year and see
what they can do," he said.
Mr. Wilkes declared that he would j
not close any of ?he schools. "Keep i
them all open as long as we can. and |
then close when the money gives out," !
was his opinion. It was pointed out '
that the schools must be kopt open for :
a certain period during the year, and '
that Mr. Wilkes' plan would not do '
Then Mr. McNair said:
"I think Mr. Scholle has gone far i
enough. He has done all that he can i
and I think further that the board j
might as well let the matter drop right !
here. I shall stand by the kinder- '<
gartens and the graded schools, and '
when the money runs low then close
the high schools and the manual train
"But we will have only $357,000 for
the entire year and we will be obliged
to close the high schools and probably j
the kindergartens," said Mr. Scholle. I
There was an interval of silenc? and j
then Mr. McNair, rubbing his glasses I
reflectively, said: "Well, we have done
our duty in this matter. We told j
the council what was needed, and now j
let thiat body bear the responsibility." i
Mr. McNamee declared that as this !
school board had been known as an
extravagant Democratic body, he. for
one. whs willing to let a Republican j
city administration. extricate the
schools as best they could.
"Tut! Dick," said President Abbott,
"this is no place to talk politics." Then
Mr. Scholle broke in with the announee
nxTt that the chamber of commerce
committee was to meet again to con
sider the matter once more. "WouK
it not be well for us to meet with then
and try the force of argument one
more," he suggested. "Further, this
board should now, at this meeting
pass a resolution declaring that we
will close the high schools next year
if this increase is not given us."
"This board earnnot do it," was
President Abbott's comment. "It will
Pow/ers Not in /YGGord.
ENGLAND MAY AID GREECE.
CANEA, Island of Crete. Feb 26.—
The Turks, having been furnished with
arms by the governor, made a sortie
for the purpose of occupying strategic
points around Canea They attacked
and inflicted a severe loss upon the
Christians. The commanders of the
vessel? anchored in the harbor protest
ed to the governor against what they
claimed was a violation of the armis
Athens. Feb. 26.—The collective note
was still undelivered during the day
(Friday). Only the Austrian, German
and Russian ministers have received
instruction?. It is rumored that one
power has withdrawn from the con
Salonika, Feb. 26.—The massing of
Turkish troops and munitions of war
On the frontier la proceeding with fev
erish haste. All the soldiers on fur
lough have been recalled, and eleven
batteries of artillery, a regiment of
cavalry and two battalions of infantry
have gone from hero. Monastir and
elsewhere to Elassona Two additional
battalions of infantry have reached
Txmdon, Feb. 2C—A telegram re
ceived here from Athens this afternoon
by a Greek firm of this city stales
be the incoming board that will have
"I went with Mayor Doran the other
day to inspect a site for a new school
to be built in the midway district "
said President Abbott. "We visited
the ground offered at Aldine and
University avenue, which has been
offered for $3,500. There is consider
able objection on the part of some
property owners in that neighborhood
to the erection of a school. This new
school is to cost $40,000. and that money
can be used for no Other purpose, else
wt- might persuade the city council to
let us have it for general school pur
It was suggested by Mr. MeNalr that
the council had in contemplation a
plan of adding to the Hancock and
Longfellow schools in Merriam Park
and Hamline, and not building at all
this year. Then Mr. Seholle arose in
his indignation and wrath and declar
"I make it known right here, and
I want the council to know it, that I
shall take no interest in any new
I buildings, or additions to old buildings,
; until this matter of finances is settled."
This ended the discussion on the
• topic. But the earnestnes-s of the school
inspectors, and their evident determina
tion to let the council and the public
take care of the legislative end of
school finances, makes the matter one
of deep gravity.
The routine business of the meeting
included the adoption of the following
report of the committee on schools:
We recommend that leave of absence be
granted Miss Adella Knudson, third grade
Cleveland school, for the remainder of the
present school year.
We recommend tihat leave of absence grant
ed Miss Mary Giltinan be extended to th«
end of the present school year.
We recommend the transfer of Miss M E.
Bell from the fltth grade of the Neil! school
to the Mechanic Arts high school to teach
three periods a day, at a salary of $45 to
date frcm Feb. 15; Miss Frances Parker from
the fourth grade, Franklrn. to the fifth grade
Neill, vice Miss Bell transtered; Miss Ella
O'Brien from the third grade of Lincoln
school to the fourth graae of Franklin
school, vice Miss Parker transferred.
We recommend the appointment of Miss
Bernice Cannon to the Scheffer school, to
j open a new room: Miss Helen Copeland to
I the third grade of Cleveland school, vice Mica
j Knudson, granted leave of absence; Miss
■ Nellie Comnick to the third grade of LJn
f cola school, vice Misa Q'Brien transferred;
M.ss Cliarfrtte Lewis to the Hawthorne
school, to open a new room; Mi#s Florence
-Hod^nran to the Drew school, to open a new
We recommend that the above transfers
and appointments date from the beginning
of-the school month of March, unless other
wise specified, and that the appointments b«
at minimum schedule salary.
We recommend that the salary of Prof. Far
rington. manual training school teacher for
the grades, be fixed at $60 per month, dat.ng
from Feb. 1.
A resolution was adopted declaring
that in all schools where the number
of teachers is increased to more than
seven the salary of the principal shall
be decreased $5 per month. The prin
cipals thus affected by the changes
recommended in the report of the com
mittee on schools are Mrs. Chapin, of
the Hancock; Miss Kenney, of the
Douglass; Mrs. Lewis, of the Haw
thorne; Mrs. Wanzer, of the Garfield;
Miss Gervais, of the Wilder; Miss
Hodgson, of the Drew, and Mi?s Can
non, of the Scheffer.
The vacancy in the German depart
ment of the Central high school was
filled by the appointment of Miss Nix,
from the Eight grade of the Madison
school, at a salary of $800 per year.
As this was the last meeting* of the
board. President Abbott and Inspector
McNamee retiring with the adjourn
ment of the session, there was more
or les.s political talk —not for publica
tion, however. F>ut it was the general
opinion of all the inspectors present,
—Mr. Yorg is in the East—that Mayor
Doran would make the hit of his ad
ministration by the reappointment of
President Abbott. Before the adjourn
ment Mr. Scholle offered a resolution
of thanks to the retiring president for
his untiring efforts on behalf of the
schools, his unfailing courtesy to the
members, and all the other pleasant
phraees that usually go with such a
memorial. All the members voted
heartily in favor of the resolution and
Dr. Abbott blushed to the top of his
bald spot, as is right and proper on
Asked their opinions as to the prob
able appointees to fill the two vacan
cies, each individual member declared
he hadn't an idea on the subject, but
moet of them phrewdly gussed that the
Globe was close to the mark In its
predictions. There was some discussion
of the Globe's mention of C. F.
Mahler, as a probable successor to Dr.
Abbott, and it was agreed that he
would be an atlmlraible man for the
that the king of Greece has Intimated
his intention to accept the demands
of the powers.
A dispatch to the Standard from
Athens, dated Friday, says: The long
visit of the British minister to the
king- today (Friday) revives the ru
mor that England favors the Greek
claims in Crete.
Two m-ore classes of reserves were
called out tonight. Crown Prince Con
stance, duke of Sparta, shortly starts
for the frontier. There is feverish
activity in the department of the min
istry of war. Thousands of volunteers
are offering their services to the gov
A dispatch to the Standard from
Constantinople says: "The expenses
of mobilizing are being largely met by
cash payments, procured by appro
priations of capital obtained from the
agricultural banks. The Porte has
demanded the immediate recall of the
Greek consul, who is suspected of In
forming Greece of the movements of
the Turkish troops."
A dispatch to the Times from Athens
says: "Prime Minister Delyannis, in
an Interview Thursday, assured me
that the decision of the government
to maintain the army in Crete was
irrevocable. On the other hand, Greece
had no intention of declaring war