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VOI,. XXII.— NO. 5.
KEEPS THE TOGA
REPUBLICANS IN CAUCUS INWI
MOI SI.V DECIDED TO UK
KI.IH T SENATOR II.WIS
VOTE FOLLOWS A
FLOW OF ORATORY
BBNATOR M'GIIX, «»F RAMSEY, SE
LECTED TO PRESIDE OVKH
THE JOINT nouv
Wliilo Several Otbera Contributed
to (lie \ ( rluil (iHri-ii:L;», Mot n
Representative of the Stotes
•i.siu'h Own County Vttered a
Word Except That Spoken by the
St. Anthony Park Man.
The Republican senatorial caucus
last evening settled beyond all ques
tion that Cushman K. Davis would <-uc
ceed himself as a member jf the Ur.lt
ed States senate from Minnesota. The
legislature in joint session will not of
ficially elect Senator Da.yis until Jan.
17. but the resident managers of his
interests, fearful that something mig-ht
happen, practically forced the caucus,
lIOX. CISHMAX K. DAA'IS,
Selected by the Republican Legislative Caucus to Succeed Himself in the United States
and now that the question is settled
will undoubtedly feel much relieved.
There are 137 Republican members of
the senate and house, including Senator
Buckman, of Morrison county, and
Representative J. E. Johnson, who aro
classed as independent Republicans.
The roll call on the nomination of Sen
ator Davis showed 126 votes, eleven Re
publican members of both branches be
lns recorded as absent and not voting.
There was no opposition to the selec
tion of Senator Davis, although Senator
Ryder, of Polk county, explained that
while he would vote for Davis he did
net agree with him as to the proposed
Anglo-Saxon alliance, and desired to
save an exception in th 3 matter, as it
was liable to come up in the senate
i:t some future time.
Senator McGill eulogized the Repub-,
lican party and -incidentally Senator
Davis. Senator C. C. McCarthy made
the nominating speech of the evening.
Senators Barker, Wilson and Thomp-
I— Gov. Llnd Inaugurated.
Mr. Davis the Caucus Xominee.
Gen. Wade Choses St. Paul.
2 — New Governor's Message.
8-Grand Jury Ask"-" to Act.
School Bor.^ Session.
Grain Growers Act.
6 — Gov. Clough's Valedictory.
Senate Session Breezy.
Political Plums Ripe.
6— Fancher's First Message.
GovJ Roosevelt Goes In.
Senate Receives Peace Treaty.
7— Sporting News.
Century Club Medals.
Resorts to Be Raided.
B— Markets of the World.
Bar Silver, OS%c.
Chicago Cash Wheat, 6S<,4@6SV£e.
News of the Railroads. -
10-In the Field of Labor.
Health of St. Paul.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Maasdam, Rotterdam
Sailed: Pa: is for Southampton; Fueret Bis
marck, Genoa, etc.: Westernland, Antwerp*
Britannic, Liverpool; Patria, Marseilles
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: St. Louis New
PHILADELPHIA — Arrived: Belgenland
HAMBURG— Arrived: Victoria from Norfolk
ANTWERP— Arrived: Friesland from New
York: Italia from New York
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Teutonic, New York.
METROPOLITAN— Woodward Stock Com
pany in "Cj-rano de Bergerac," 8 PM.
GRAND— Sousa's "El Capltan," 8:15 PM
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM. '
Noonday talk. Commercial club, 1 PM.
X _ttlij feA« Jhjt\.lJJL (jr_LO_DjK
son seconded the nomination, but not
a word was heard from either the sen
ators or representatives from Ramsey
county— the home of the nominee.
Tlio caucus was called to order
promptly at J> o'clock by Senator Grjeer,
who, it might be incidentally mention
ed, did not arraign himself on the
Davis side six years ago. Senator
Giver said the caucus had been called
for the purpose of selecting a nominee
for the United States senate, to be vot
ed for by the legislature Jan. 17.
M'GiLL FOR CHAIRMAN.
Representative Dare named for per
manent chairman Senator A. R. MoGill,
former governor of the state. There
was no objection to this and the Ram
yt'.v county senator on taking the plat
form thanked the members for the hon
vr conferred. He said:
It Is au honor to preside over a camus of
this kind, especially when the work to be [tr
fornifd is considered. The year 18.1S has t een
an e.Mitiul one and a great year for the
Republican party. It has been a 1 >ng t'.iu*
t-ini <• the party triumphed so universally.
There h«;d botn a great victory In Minne
sota, although the party had failed In one
particular. The Republicans had failed in
electing a Republican governor, but the Dem
ocrats came forward and elected one for i>s.
The war with Spain was ended before the
year ended, and the American flag planted
on our new possessions. It is the Republicans
of rhe United States to tay when the fl..g s,inil
be pulltd down. The Republican party will
stand for the flag wherever it Ilie3.
While the war was participated j n t>y all
parties, and soldiers volunteered from Repub
lican, Democratic and Populist tank's, there
Is a satisfaction to Republicans to know that
affairs were in the hands of that master of
men, William McKinley, and close bsside
him stood as adviser a V.inntsota man, a
scholar and a statesman— Cushman K. Davis.
We have met tonight to choose his suc
cessor for the United States senate. The
meeting is authority, for it includes the ma
jority of the members of the Minnesota leg
The chairman suggested that a sec
retary be named, and on motion Rep
resentative Guttersen was selected
without opposition. The chair thought
the selection of an assistant secre
tary and sergeant-at-arms could be
dispensed with, and Senator Daugh
erty, of Duluth, moved that the -cau
cus proceed to nominations.
Representative Roberts interrupted
Senator McCarthy, who was about to
commence his nominating speech for
Davis, by Inquiring if there were any
absentees. The secretary was directed
to call the roll, and, this formality
having been gone through with. It was
announced there were 126 members
PRESENTED DAVIS' NAME.
Senator McCarthy again took a po
sition in front of the clerk's desk and*
proceeded to eloquently place the name
of Senator Davis before the caucus.
I rise to voice the sentiment, the hope and
•will of 1.500,000 people of the state. The
voice of the people can be heard on the
breeze telling what they want. From the
wind-swept shores of Lake Superior to the
lowa line there comes to us tonight the voice
of the people, telling us what and whom they
want. I voice, tonight, the universal desire
expressed, not only in this state alone nor In
the United States alone. From Cuba, crushed
and bleeding, but to be born again ;from Porto
Rico and Hawaii and the skies of tie Orient,
they desire the nomination and election of
Cushman K. Davis. Within these walls to
night hovers the angel of progress, and if
we but listen we can hear the rustle of its
wings. We hold in our hands the political,
commercial and industrial future of the state.
The state of Minnesota lies within the zojie
of political possibilities. Are we oqual to
Shall we heed the beckoning? There is a
time in the affairs of state, as in the affairs
of men, which, taken at their flood, leads on
to fortune and to great accomplishments.
The guns of this great republic have already
marked the road to commercial and indus
trial supremacy, and to us tonight is given
the right to choose the road we shall take.
For that opportunity to achieve supremacy
we have to thank Cushman K. Davis. lie It
was who lirst saw the great possibilities for
the people of this country In the lands of
the Orient. Through his untiring efforts he
has added to the material wealth and pros
perity of the humblest of our citizens and not
a one of us but may profit from his labors
More than that, Cushman K. Davis stands for
progress, and it may be said that all the
nations of the world hang upon our action
here tonight. As his highest praise it may
be sjjd that he is an American, a splendid
specimen of his native land. I see him a
struggling youth, fighting bravely the battles
of an early life of poverty. I see him later
in youth, taking up a musket and goin<?
forth to fight the battles of his beloved
land. Returning from that conflict, broken in
health, he came to thia state in search ot
life and vigor and here he has since remained
and has risen to enjoy the highest honors
which this commonwealth can. bestow upon
him. Long years ago he was elected govern
or of this state upon the Issue that the
rights of the people should be respected by
the corporations. His armor was not only
for that struggle, but Is his today and in
no one thing has he more endeared himself
Continued on Fifth Page.
THURS DA Y MORNING JANUARY 5, 1 89 9.
HIS CHOICE ST. PAUL
GEN WADE TO COMB TO FORT
SNELLISIG IN THE NEAR
CAN DO AS HE PREFERS
I'ntlerHtooil That Ills Preference 1h
for the Department of Dakota
Fort* Suellitin ami Sheridan Are
Not tm Be Abandoned !S'ew tinr_
i 1-..HN Will Take Place* of Those
OolnjE to the Philippine Island*.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.— Gov. Roose
velt, of New York, is to receive the
brevet rank of brigadier general for
gallant and meritorious service during
the battle of San Juan. A board of
officers, consisting of Gens. Schwan
and Boynton, and Col. Carter, adju
tant general, Which had been consid
ering the question of officers entitled
to brevets for heroism, have recom
mended that Col. Roosevelt be brevet
ted. Secretary Alger has brought the
I matter to the attention of President
MrKinley, who has directed the nom
ination of Gov. Roosevelt to the brevet
Gen. Wade, chairman of the Ameri
can evacuation commission of Cuba,
will be invited to form the department
of his wish respecting the duty to
which he shall be assigned. The de
partment of the Missouri, with head
quarters at Chicago, will be offered to
Gen. Wade, with the understanding
upon the return of MaJ. Gen. Brooke,
the latter officer shall be allowed to
resume his station. It is believed Gen.
Wade will prefer the department of
Dakota, In which event he will be as
signed to it, with headquarters in St.
It Is not intended to abandon Forts
Snelling and Sheridan, which will be
left without garrisons upon the de
parture of the Third and Fourth regi
ments for the Philippines. These posts
will be continued and garrisons of
companies of the' Seventh infantry
stationed at Forts Wayne and Brady,
Mich., will be formed. The Colum
bia barracks and Fort Thomas will
probably be recruiting rendezvous.
It is generally understood in army
' circles that practically all of the
camps in the South will be broken up
as quickly as troops are assigned., to
Cuba and other places.
SENATOR HALE^ NOMINATED.
Selected to Sm-eeed Himself as Sen
ator From Maine.
AU'GI T STA. Me.. Jan. 4.— The general
Republican caucus of the legislature
was held in the hall of the house tn
night to nominate a United States sen
ator. It was a foregone conclusion that
Senator Eugene Hale would be named
to succeed himself, all idea of opposi
tion having vanished. The nomination
was unanimous. Mr. Hale made a
strong speech of thanks, clearly ex
plaining his attitude on the issues of
Senator Hale said: "Upon the ques
tion which perhaps today is occupying
mens' minds more, than any other, the
question of what is called expansion,
there are two sides. I am not an ex
pansionist. I dread the annexation of
territory thousands of miles away of a
foreign people with no habits or lives
like ours. I dread the effects. I am
honest In that I cannot, with ray view,
vote for any measure or law or what
ever it may be that involves us in that.
But if I am overruled and overborne
by the majority, it Is my business to
submit as a party man and make the
best of it. The Republican party can
be trusted. If it has got to learn it will
learn. If it has got to go forward, it
will go forward properly. If it has got
to take any back steps it la not
ashamed to take them. And no man
can tell now in the present circum
stances with the great subjects that
are coming before us what is best. We
have got to settle in the future."
MURDER OMVIRS. ADAMS.
Guilty Parties May Eventnnlly Be
Hroutvht to Jnstice.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.— The police have
three men under surveillance In con
nection with the Adams-Cornish poi
soning, and would have arrested one
or all of them had it not been for the
fact that none of these suspects has a
light beard. Miss Miller, the sales
woman who sold the match holder in
Newark, Is positive that the purchaser
I had a light beard. It is said that
should the police discover that any of
the suspects purchased a false beard,
an arrest would immediately follow,
and that the police would then believe
that they had a good chance to secure
the conviction of Mrs. Adams' mur
Prof. Witthaus, who has been analyz
ing the contents of the bottle out of
which Mrs. Adams drank, today made
his report to the district attorney.
Prof. Witthaus says definitely that the
poison in the bottle sent to Cornish
was cyanide of mercury, and that he
believes the sender of the poison must
have been either a chemist or one with
an intimate knowledge of chemicals.
Prof. Witthaus also says that the bottle
containing the poison was not a bromo
eeltzer bottle, though a label taken
from a regular bromo seltzer bottle had
been pasted over this bottle.
All the suspects are said to be men
who had grudges against Cornish.
Ex-Secretory of State Foster Threat
ened With Pnenmonla.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.-The illness
from which ex-Secretary of State
John W. Foster 1b suffering has taken
a turn fOT the worse, and it is feared
tonight that pneumonia has developed.
Last night the patient was very rest
less and today had a severe coughing
spell, which weakened him.
ROLAND REED FINED.
Charged With an Attack Upon a
Theater Property Man.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Jan. 4.—Ro
land Reed, the actor, was arraigned
before Justice Donohue today, charged
with committing an assault on Roger
Howell, the property man at the Nes
bett theater. He was fined $12.50 and
costs, which he paid.
HAVANA IS EXCITED
REPORTEKD DISCOVERY OP A TOR
TIRE AND EXECUTION CHAM
BER THK C.WSE
AN ANGRY CROWD GATHERED
Dlxcowrj Wn* Mml;- | n the Resi
dence of the s r> >-. ,11*11 Military
Governor, Next Door to the Pal.
nee — Havana Nevi wiiuper* Declare
That There Spaniard* Murdered
HAVANA. Jan. 4.— The afternoon pa
pers sent a thrill through the city to
day with a report that a torture and
execution chamber had been found at
the residence of the Spanish military
governor, adjoining the palace. The
papers declare that there the Spanish
officials questioned and murdered poli
tical prisoners. According to their ac
counts the floor of the chamber was
covered with dried blood, and its walls
were Indented with machete strokes.
An excited crowd gathered outstdo
the house, which was last occupied by
The report says the chamber is a
room eight feet square, just off the
dining room. In the wall there is a
dirty iron bar, evidently used to hang
meat on. and a piece of discolored ropa
is suspended from it.
It is inconceivable that Gen. Parado
practiced torture next to his dining
Cnban editor's Proof of Who De
stroyed the Maine.
HAVANA, Jan. 4. - Senor Recido
Arnauta y Hernandez, editor of El
Reconcentrado. issued today a third at
tack upon his old enemy. Zacarias
Bresnes. whom, with three others, he
accuses of blowing up the United
States ship Maine. Bresnes. who is a
lawyer and politician, sailed for Spain
two weeks ago. The installments of
the story thus far have been, devoted i
to the alleged felonies and treacheries I
of Bresnes. The editor tells his readers j
to be patient, as in due time they will
get the facts regarding the Maine ex
plosion. He describes his proofs as
LOOKS LIKE_A MURDER.
Mysterions Death of. Mrs. I.ucceiia.
Kent, o>f Sprlngfteld, 111.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., -Jan. 4.—Devel
opments since the finding- of the body
of Mrs. Lucretia Kent at her home
Sunday night have led to the suspicion
that the woman was murdered and
John Fuchs. said to have been her
paramour, is locked up in Jail pending
an investigation by the officers. Mrs.
Kent's body was found last Saturday
nlght at her home in the fashionable
residence district of Springfield. The
woman's right hand Jiai been caught
beneath the springs oi a folding bed,
and there she had beer, held a prisoner
until she starved to death. An ex
amination of the body resulted in the
finding of marks on tne throat to indi
cate Mrs. Kent had been choked. Other
bruises were also found. It is the
theory of the police that Fuchs and the
woman quarreled; that the man struck
her; that the folding bed was pulled
down in the scuffling and pinioned the
woman's arms. In a rage Fuchs left
the house without releasing her and
that she slowly died from hunger.
Fuchs and Mrs. Kent are said to have
TO SUCCEED DEWEY.
Ambition of Commodore 'Watson,
Vow ait Mare Island. Wavy Yard.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.— Commodore
Watson, at present in command at the
Mare Island navy yard, has applied for
the command of the Asiatic station to
succeed Admiral Dewey. when that of
ficer shall have relinquished his com
mand. Unless Admiral Dewey changes
his mind that date will not be much
before the end of the current calendar
year, for he has resisted all invita
tions to accept relief from the onerous
duties imposed on him. believing that
he could best serve his country at Ma
nila. He will retire from active service
next December, providing the law is
not amended in his interest.
Peculiar Tragedy Knaeted in the
City of Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4.— An unidentified
man came up to Mrs. Fred Smith as
she was standing in front of 189 Weltz
street tonight and attempted to make
her acquaintance. She gave him a
very discouraging reception, where
upon he drew a revolver and attempt
ed to shoot her. Her cries brought her j
husband to her side, and, while he
was asking the cause of the trouble, j
the man shot him in the forehead. He
then turned his revolver upon him
self, sending a bullet through his
lungs. Smith will probably recover.
His assailant, who is without question
a lunatic, will die.
TO EDUCATE IINDIANS.
Government Will Establish a School
System in the Territory.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.— At a confer
ence at the interior "lepartnv.'nt today
between Sect^iavy 13U:<s. Commissioner
of Indian Aff.x'r.s Joru?s. Chief Smith,
of the Indian territory division, and
Indian Inspector J. G, Wright, who is
virtually governor of the territory, it
was decided to establish a complete
school system in the territory. A su
perintendent of schools for the terri
tory will be appointed and a system
of thorough education. vvJll begin soon.
Baron and Baroness Arrested in St.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 4.—Bar
on and Baroness Edgar de Bara, alias
George B. Henschel and Miiss E. Wil
son, who were arrested at St. Augus
tine on Tuesday charged with using
the mails for fraudulent purposes, were
given a preliminary hearing before
United States Commissioner Goodell to
day. Decision was reserved until to
morrow. They were positively identi
fied b~ v wintered Letter Carrier Ho-
gan, of the Chicago postofflce, as Hen
schel, and Miss Wilson, operating the
Edison Phonograph company, at 115
Dearborn street, in that city, in No
vember last. No testimony was offered
by the defense.
Chicago rnlvcrsity Reeelvea Nearly
Half a Million In Donations.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4.— President Har
per, of Chicago university, announced
tonight at the twenty-seventh conven
tion of the university that gifts ag
gregating $403,000 had been made to,
the institution. Martin A. Ryerson,
president of the board of trustees, do
nated a tract of land adjoining that
now occupied by the university. The
value of this is $34,000. John D. Rock
efeller had promised to duplicate the
gift in cash, thus making $68,000. Mar
shall Field, of this city, gave a tract
of land adjoining that given by Mr.
Ryerson and which has been used by
the university as an athletic field. The
value of this land is estimated at $135,
--000. Air. Rockefeller agreed that when
! this was given to. the school he would
give $200,000 for the building of a gym
nasium and the equipment of the ath
letic grounds. The university has
therefore received $160,000 In land
value and will now receive from Mr.
Rockefeller $234,000 in cash.
Hon. Carl Schurz delivered the con
vocation address, bis subject being
"American Imperialism." His remarks
were a discussion of the expansion
idea and strongly against it. He con
tended that it was wrong for the
United States to annex any of its con
quests during the war with Spain and
predicted much trouble for the coun
try if it annexed Pcrto Rico and the
CATTLE KINGS WIFE.
Mrs. Glllett Ltenves Kansao, I'rvsiim
ably to Meet Her Husband.
ABIL.ENE, Kan., Jan. 4.— Mrs. Grant
G. Gillett, with her infant son, her
brother and a nurse, left here tonight
on the night train to join her hus
band, the cattle dealer, now supposed
to be in Mexico. She took such bag
gage as to indicate a long stay. Gil
lett has written home frequently and
says that he has met relatives in Ok
lahoma, within a week, after which be
went back to Mexico. It is not believ
ed here that he has offered any com
promise with creditors. Some of his
notes given for life insurance have
gone to protest.
Actors In the Dreyfus Tragedy Sow
PARIS, Jan. 4.— Maj. Comte Ferdi
nand Walsin Esterhazy, now known
to be the author of the Dreyfus bor
dereau, has been summoned to appear
before the court of cassation on Jan.
12. It is understood that no formal un
dertaking has been given and he will be
free from arrest, coming and going. It
is understood that the Dreyfus deposi
tions will be received on Saturday from
Cayenne, and the court will then de
cide whether his actual presence is
necessary in Paris. It is believed,
however, that the whole examination
will be conducted by telegraph, at an
enormous expense, in order to avoid
ENTIRE CLASS EXPELLED.
Virginia Military Institute Summari
ly Punished Offenders.
LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 4.— For the
second time in the history of the Vir
ginia Military institute a whole class
has been dismissed. The first, or grad
uating class, after being under close
arrest for three days for firing fire
works at midnight from the towers of
the cadet barracks to celebrate the
New Year, was dismissed this evening.
The only cadet of the class who escap
ed dismissal was First Captain G. A.
Derbyshire, who was officer of the day
when the escapade took place. The
class represents twelve states and has
MR. ROBERTS DENOUNCED.
Branch of Latter Day Saints ('ensure
LAMONIE, 10., Jan. 4.— The Lamonie
branch of the Josephite Church of Lat
ter Day Saints, In its regular annual
session, adopted a resolution censur
ing Congressman-elect Roberts, of
Utah, "as a violator of law and prac
tical polygamist" and objecting to his
being seated in congress. The resolu
tion carried by a vote of 17 to 14, re
gardless of the advice of Apostle Wight,
of the Utah mission, on the ground
that no evidence had been submitted
that Roberts was a violator of the law.
Value of Property Left by the Late
Calvin S. Brice.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. —Although the
value of the late Calvin S. Brlce's per
sonal property in New York is fixed at
only $600,000 in the petition for letters
of adminstration on file at the surro
gate's office, it is probable that his
whole estate, when formally taken into
account, will amount to $7,000,000. It
I was said at the surrogate's office to
day that the great bulk of Mr. Brice's |
property was not within the jurisdic
tion of this county or state.
Daughter ef the Admiral Becomes
NEW YORK. Jan. 4.— Miss Olive
Farrington Sampson, daughter of Rear
Admiral Sampson, was married this
evening to Henry Harrison Scott, of
San Francisco, in the Congregational
church, Glenridge, N. J. The Rev.
Frank J. Goodwin officiated. Amon?
those invited were President McKin
ley and the members of the cabinet,
with their wives. The president and
Mrs. McKinley were unable to attend.
Personal Property Valued at Six
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.— Letters ?.of
administration for the estate of Calvin
S. Brice were issued in the surrogate's
court to his widow, Catharine Olivia
Brice, as Mr. Brice left no will. Mrg.
Brice declares that her husband left
no real estate in this state, and that
his personal property is valued at
They have the following chil
dren: Stewart M. Brice. Helen O.
Brice, Margaret K. Brice. Walter Kirk
patrick Brice and John Francis Brice,
all of whom reside with their mother
at No. 693 Fifth avenue.
PRICE TWO CENTS— \ ftV^S™
GOV. JOHN LIND
Hinnesota's New Executive Is Form
ally Installed Before a Session
of the Joint Legislature.
The Affairs of the State Are Discussed With
a Thoroughness That Indicated Much
CALLS ATTENTION TO DEFECTIVE TAX LAWS
Exhaustive Treatment of the Insane Institutions
and Laws Relating to Them Not Only in
Minnesota but in Other States.
Hon. John. Lind was inaugurated as
governor of Minnesota yesterday morn
ing at the eapitol. The senate and house
in joint session and an audience which
filled the hall of the house of repre
sentatives witnessed the outgoing of
Gov. David M. Clough and the inaugur
ation of Gov. Lind.
The ceremonies attendant on the in
auguration were of a most informal
character. A committee from the sen
ate and house escorted the governor and
governor-elect to the house, where the
senators and representatives were as
The sergeant-at-arrns of the house
announced "The Governor of Minne
sota and the governor-elect." and the
members of both houses and the aud
ience arose to their feet as the joint
committee, consisting of Senators
Stockwell, McGill and Shell, and Repre
sentatives Winston, Ferris and Allen,
escorted the soverror ana sowrnc;
elect into the hall.
Gov. Clough stepped to the speaker's
platform, where Lieut. Gov. Smith and
Speaker Dare were standing, and was
greeted with applause. Mr. Lind seat
ed himself to the left of the clerk's
desk, where he remained until after
Gov. Clough had delivered his address.
GOV. CLOUGH'S FAREWELL.
Gov. Clough in his address, which
is printed In another column, reviewed
at length the various departments. He
patted himself on the back as to his
actions in the recent Indian troubles
and scored the United States govern
ment for its policy, which had changed
the peaceful Chippewa3 of Minnesota
to an unruly band. He recommended
appropriations to meet the deficit
which would arise from the fitting out
of the volunteer regiments and for the
payment of the commission which in
vestigated the charges made against
the" state prison management. He also
asked that those who had expended
$25,000 in preparing the Omaha exhibit
Attention was called to the railroad
and warehouse commission which. Be
stated, had been an important factor in
reducing railroad rates and had also
taken notice of the state grain laws,
which fifteen years ago were such that
the farmers were robbed.
The labor commissioner and his de
partment received high compliments as
to the working of the department, as
also did the Insurance commissioner.
He announced that he would not
weary the legislature with reading his
entire message, at which there was
faint applause and laughter.
GRATEFUL TO CLOUGH.
At the conclusion of the address Rep
resentative Foss. by unanimous con
sent, secured the passage of the fol-
O Resolved, That the members of the senate i
and house now in joint session assembled j
tender a vote of thanks by a rising vote to ■
I retiring Gov. Clough for his able adminis
tration of state affairs during his terms of;
office Mb unceasing care for Minnesota sol
diers' during the late war. and his prompt
Sr in Selling the recent Indian uprising j
at Leech Lake.
Gov -elect Lind was then sworn in
by Chief Justice Start, of the supreme
court and th. Incoming executive
handed Places with Mr « »n
th e speaker's rostrum. As Go^. Lind
faced the legislature he was greeted
Sth loud applause and when Speaker
Dare formally introduced him as the
governor of Minnesota, the applause
was renewed. Gov. Lind proceeded to
read his inaugural message and when
ever a telling point was made, and
there were numerous ones, the applause
was spontaneous and hearty.
TAX COMPARISON APPRECIATED.
The point made as to the assessed
valuation of the loans and credits of
private banks, brokers and stock job
bers in the state being returned and
assessed at only one-half what the sew
ing machines were, provoked applause
"Increased taxation and higher civ
ilization go hand in hand," said the
governor, and his recommendations rel
ative to an Increased gross earnings
tax to be paid by the railroads was
He recommended the publishing on
state account of the school books re
quired in connection with the text-book
system on the score of economy and
for the reason that the prices exacted
by the school book trust were exor
He also recommended that the law
be so changed that the loan of state
funds could be made to cities in the
state, Instead of being invested at low
rates of interest outside.
On the management and caye of the
insane the governor spoke at length
and recommended a plan in which
expense should be borne jointly by
the state and by the county or nrani
Ipali*-- in which the patient was set
tled at the time of commitment.
He called attention to the fact that
it was not possible to ascertain what
Mas being done in the state Institu
tions. It was impossible to lead
much fuel and clothing had be*:
chased in any institution or the price
raid, and as only lump sums were re
ported there was no <,\ay the effi
ciency or honesty of the management
of the institutions could be scrutinized.
His recommendation that the f
the clerk of the supreme com;,
| spec-tor and am ; : .
ished by la-w and ihe offices i. ■
c!n a salary basis was well received.
He repeated the recommenri •••
i his predecessors that th~ practice of
issuing railroad passes to public of
j ficers be abolished, and stated that the
| state of Minnesota was the only one
j whose laws expressly authorize-.! the
issuance of railroad passes.
WAS NOT APPLAFDBD.
It was noticeable that there was no
applause following the reading of this
part of the message.
The clause relative to direct legisla
tion and suggesting an amendment to
the constitution which would enable a
minority in the legislature to refer en
actments such as extended privileges
to corporations or authorized the grant-
Ing of franchises to a vote of the p -
pie was loudly applauded.
The governor occupied nearly an h ur
and a half in the delivery of 'his Inau
gural, and, as he concluded, Master
Hartley, grandson of former Gov
Clough, presented Guv. Lind with a
bunch of roses.
One of the groups which witnessed
the inauguration and took p .-,
more interest in the proceedings th
any other present was r-eated to the
eft of the speaker's desk. In the p
ty were Mrs. Lind, her daughter, Miss
Jennie, and son Norman; th« g..\
nor's mother, Mrs. Lind, from Win
throp, and Mrs. Scherer, his sister
Mrs. Lieut. Gov. Smith and Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Rosing also witnessed the
GOV. I.IWD'S MESSAGE
Handle* Ynrionn Subjects Wlih In.
tere«t nnd Much I'reolsen. ■«.-..
Gov. Lind's Inaugural In full follows:
Among th« important duties which you
have been commissioned by the peopl? of I.
state to discharge, and one that cannot be
delegated or deferred, is to provide th* nec
essary moneys for defraying the expenses rf
government and for the support of our
schools and state institutions. Pursuant to
law, the state auditor ha? submitted
mate of revenue receipts for ihe Kpolag bi
ennial period, based on a tax levy of one
and oue-haK mills, which I append. This
rate, according to the estimate, will produce
$2,569,010 in the riiv* year, and leave a sur
plus of 1279,090 cvrr and above ostimai. 1 dis
bursements: in the second year ;
with a surplus of $110,000. The e*Uma
plus for the two years, aggregating I
limits your appropriations for new building.,
and other original expenditure* to a sum
within those figures. While it is
that ihis estimated surplus is Dot i >
view of the urgent necessity for
facilities in some of our Institutions, 1
ture the prediction that the rate bu
will produce a much larger am..
estimated und?r a stricter ftdmtnistrati.
our tax laws governing the return and as
sessment of peivonalty. A reform In that
regard, even though you should aot gee fit
to change existing law, is imperative;. Dec
essary. Besides, there is an extensive do
main for a legitimate and material increasa
In the revenues of the state in a manner
which will hot impose any new buriii ;>s en
our people, or on Industry, as will be iug
gested farther on. If you avail yottraelvM
of these sources, I feel confident ili.it you cj:i
safely reduce the le\ y by 3-10 of a mill end
the state still realize in exeats of tha
mate. The taxpayers are entitled to a le
duction in view of the growth of the state
In population and weaJth, and I earnest]} n
ominend that It be made. This recommenda
tion is not made In a spirit of Indifference
to the demands of that liberal progressive
policy which Is characteristic of our ikjo
ple in their views concerning public expen
ditures, but because it is earnestly b.-lieved
that the adoption of the measures for addi
tional revenues, and of reform in the ad
ministration of our state institutions, herein
recommended, wiW result in increased reven
ues on the one hand, and a. reduction of ex
penses on the other, and by that means lrave
a larger sum available lor uew undertaking*