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REVIEW OF HIS WORk
CJOV. CLOIGH'S MESSAGE DUALS
WITH THK EVEXTS OK
THE STATES PART IN THE WAR
Tl»e ICt-iii inu Execiidve I'oiuts Vltfa
I'rlde to Wluit tlit' BaUHen of the
Suite Have Accomplished No
lleroinnKMiriiitioiis Except as to
thr Pn> in.-nt of Some BUU Uef
rrrnrr >Ia«l«- to All InstltntioiiH.
Gov. Cloußh. in his farewell, said in
Tin- yesr has chronicled the opening and
dosing of h war between the United States
and Spain. Our bravo boys of the Twelfth,
Thirttt'iiith. Fourteenth and Fifteenth regi
itit ota have, under moi't trying circum-
Btkiiiris-. proved themselves worthy s>>ns and
sin ■,-! ssora to the brave members of the
Fir.-;; Minnesota., which withstood Pk;kett"s
charge at Qettjretowg, and to the equally
town m< n of tho other Mlur.«sota regiments,
who taced d;"ath on the numerous battle-
B< Ida of tho Civil war.
In Uiis connection permit me to mention
a regtaeat in whose ranks are many sons
of ttiaseaoia, tho gallant Third Tinted
Slates infantry. After guarding our borders
for years, tho men of this regiment faced
the Spanish guns and braved the more deadly
I" ::'. of fever at Santiago, and returning,
<iron<'^cd the s<>il of our slate with their
blood in a conflict with the Indiana. In hon
oring tin in. privates and officers alike, and
llj in paying tribute to the memory
of Lho noble hearted Maj. If. C. Wilkinson,
the people of Minnesota only give deserved
recognition to the men to whose patriotic
devotion to duty they owe a debt which can
Deri r bo repaid.
NEW NATIONAL PROBLEMS.
The conflict that calWd forth the devotion
and sacrifice of the brave men and patient
women was precipitated b> the efforts cl the
citiz' us of the United States in the interest
of humanity, to free the people of Cuba from
tho tyranny and bad government of Spain.
But the guns of Dewey at Manilla, as well
as those of Sampson, Sohley and Shatter at
Santiago, and of Miles at Porto Rico, did not
cease their echoing around the world ere the
people heard in their bcoming a providential
call to extend the sovereignty of our free
republic, and in behalf of humanity to
broaden the sphere of our national influence.
The people have not yet definitely concluded
how far they ought to follow that call and
to what extent our national sovereignty is to
be extended. The war has brought with it
obligations with reference to Cuba, Porto
Rico and the Philippines. In each of these
lcsular regions grave problems of legislation
and of administration have arisen for the
people to solve. With reference to them
there are ample grounds, for honest and
even radical difference of opinion. Concern-
Ing them I do not deem it either my duty
or my privilege to offer any suggestions in
this place. I wish, however, to enter my
earnest protest against a sentiment that is
frequently uttered with reference to these
pioble-ras. It is that there are not. in the
service of this nation, wisdom and character
enough to deal justly and adequately with
the-m. I frankly say tha* there are grave
objections which may legitimately be offered
::Siiinst all the proposed policies of dealing
with the territories and peoples of the late
Spanish possessions. There Is room for
argument with reference to those policies,
but not for sneers at American capacity for
government. No man is a patriot who does
not love his country, and no one can love
' his country unless he has faith in her ca
pavity to do right and unless he believes
thoroughly that she can win final success
In every honest endeavor to govern wisely
and well. Our government is one of the peo
ple and by the people, as well as for the
people. A doubt concerning its ultimate suc
cess is one concerning the integrity and
wisdom of the masses. Too many men are
voicing this lack of confidence in American
political character not only with reference
to national affairs, but also in connection
with the government ot our states and mu
Owing to the war, the work of the adjutant
general has assumed large proportions. Under
the direction of his office the state enlisted,
organized and equipped the four regiments
called for from the general government. The
various acts were so rapidly and efficiently
performed that the Minnesota trocps were
the first volunteer soldiers mustered into the
United States service in 1898, as they were
in the Civil war of 1861. The mustering in
of the first three regiments took place on
April 29, or exactly thirty-seven years later
than that of the first regiment of the Civil
war. What better testimony cou'.d be found
of the past and present efficiency of the ad
jutant general's office?
The expense incurred was J143.164.34. The
expense of caring for the skk soldiers, their
transportation and sundry allied objec-s
amounts to $10,000. The proper bills for these
expenditures have been prepared and sent to
the United States war department for sett'e
ment. In equipping these troops and in mak
ing provision for the comfort and convenience
of the enlisted men the present state admin
istration tried to be very liberal to all those
risking their lives for their country, and
especially liberal to the private s?ld!ers. In
doing this some expenses were unquestionably
incurred which the national government, un
der its laws, will not repay. There will there
fore be a deficit after receiving seitlement
from the United States. It is impossible at
the present time to state exactly what that
deficit will bp. Whatever a final accounting
may show it to be, I recommend that ap
propriation be made by your honorable bodies
for meeting the same.
THE INDIAN OUTBREAK.
In the early part of October the United
States government, after a series of acts and
neglects most wrongful to the Indians of
Minnesota, by a blunder more criminal in its
results than the neglects and acts which
preceded it, took a small body of troops to
Leech lake in this state. This performance,
the climax to a long course of felly and wrorg
in dealing with the Pillager?, precipitated
bloodshed and led to the death of a number
of brave and noble-hearted men. This in
turn L ame very near causing an outbreak
of all the Minnesota Chippewas. To quiet
the fears of the settlers in the northern part
of the state and to prevent the possibility of
such an uprising. I called upon the general
government for more troops than were at
the time at the seat of the disturbance I
also called out, on Oct. 7. all the available
state troops. This mobilization gave con-
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is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
ail the Importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fig Strep Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the Cali
fornia Fio Syrup Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
na useate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
the Company —
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAM FBAMCISCO, C«l.
fcOIMTILLK. Kr. HJBW TOIUC. S.T.
fidence to the settlers and prevented, to a
great extent, several bands of Indians from
Joining the hostiles at Leech lake. The ex
pense Incurred by the stite by this military
expedition amounted to $5,136. This was the
direct lo»s to the state by the error on the
part of the general government. Tho indi
rect loss by the folly which precipitated ths
threatened outbreak It is impossible as yet
to estimate. It lias changed the Chippewas
from a peaceful tribe into one turbulent and
unruly. With red men or white there is but
one wise method of treatment, and that is
based upon honesty and fair deil'ng, wh'ch
has been and is being denied the Chippewaa
Gov. Clough narrated his organization of
the Fourth regiment in an emergency, and
recommended that the legislature authorize
the permanent maintenance of four regiments.
PUBLIC AND BANK EXAMINER.
The state long ago created tile office of
superintendent of banks and Joined the work
of bank supervision with that of examining
the book 3 and accounts of the various officers
i of the state, counties and municipalities who
! nave the care or custody of public money*
w Un the rapid growth of the transactions of
these public officers, as well aa the develop
ment of banking under state laws, the duties
, of the executive officer in charge of this de-
I pertinent have enormously increased. For
1 one reason or another the increase in the
, force at the command of the examiner has
not kept pace with the demands that ought
legitimately to be made upon his office.
BUREAU OF LABOR:
The bureau of labor in Minnesota during
tho past few years has made itself a strong
! factor in the industrial education and organ
ization of the state.
OTHER EXECUTIVE OFFICES.
The general management of all the execu
tive offices of the state, not already epecifieal
j ly mentioned, has been such as to commend
I them to the confidence and respect of the
public. This is especially true of the of
fice of insurance commissioner. Through its
agency the people have received much pro
tection against um-iafe and fraudulent insur.
ance companies and associations.
The railroad legislation of Minnesota began
tn a series of blunders during the earlier
years of territorial and state organization.
At that time the people erred on the side of
liberality. They granted vast tract? of land
and large sums of money to assist In con
structing new lines of roads. In thia way
the state was saddled with debts that hare
not. even yet, been rally liquidated. Start -
| in« with the inheritance of this, ill-advised
■ legislation the people in more recent years
nave, by a series of reform statutes placed
the regulation of transportation upon a sound
and enduring basis. They have established
I a rai.road and warehouse commission and
i given it legal authority to correct abuses and
regulate rates for paasengers and freight.
With the existing laws creating the commis
sion and defining its powers and duties, and
these decisions of the courts, an enduring
foundation has been established on which
those following will be able to build I be
lieve, a structure of benefit for all, even bet
ter than the most sanguine now dare to hope.
STATE GRAIN INSPECTION.
In addition to its supervision and regula
tion of railway charges, the railroad and
warehouse commission controls the state
inspection of grain. That inspection was
established, to protect the farmers from the
numerous abuses and extortions to which
fifteen and more years ago, they were sub
ject in Uie marketing of their products In
this work the inspectors have established a
reputation throughout the world for the hon
6nHhaiM3 " niform ">- °f th^r grades. Dealer,
on this and on the other side of the Atlantic
more readily accept their grading than that
of any other body of American inspectors
This fact must be kept in mind in all efforts'
that may hereafter be put forth n any
quarter to remedy through public' inspection
the t evils to which the farmers are still suV
DAIRY AND FOOD LAWS.
Citing the fact that Michigan has copied the
Minnesota dairy and food commission law
Mr. Clough pointed out that it had been a
great force for the benefit of the farmer here.
EDUCATION IN MINNESOTA.
In no state in the Union can a more favora
ble exhibit in all matters relating to educa
tion be made than in Minnesota. The fol
lowing figures of enrollment record the steady
and remarkable growth since 1870 of our pop
ulation and of the various agencies of public
education in our midst:
ula- Unlver- Normal Public
Ic^> ears ' tion - sity - Schools. Schools. '
"70 439,706 301 953 110,590
1880 780,773 356 716 180 248
|tt» 1,301,826 1,002 1,556 280 960
8 ••\;**V 2 9 80 S- 052 384,063
In all departments the enrollment of
students has increased faster than popula
tion. This has been brought about in part by
the improved general efficiency, and in part
by the influence of the free text book system,
which is gradually being adopted by the dis-
tncts of the state. The special schools for
the blind, the deaf and other defectives are
each making improvements in methods of
work and in other ways, are coming to de
serve, as well as receive, the commendation
of the philanthropic workers throughout the
state and nation.
SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND FUNDS.
The following exhibit presents a compara
tive statement of the value of the public
school buildings, including those of the uni
versity and normal schools:
Permanent Funds of School
State Publlo Buildings
Years. University. Schools, and Sites.
1870 $124,858 $2,476,222 $1 552 508
1880 oiZ.'fi 4,449,728 3 156,210
1890 915,947 8,955,923 10 517 597
1898 1,215,769 11,822,146 17>}4,564
The iucrease in the value of our public
school buildings from $1,552,508 in 1870 to
$17,004,564, like the increase in our school
attendance, marks a growth of popular in
terest In the subject.
HOSPITALS FOR THE INSANE.
The hospitals for the insane contained on
July 31, 1888, a total of 3,265 patients, of
whom 1.895 were men and 1,370 were women.
The problem of caring for this class of un
fortunates always has been and always will
be a serious one. The present hospital sys
"tem is the outgrowth of numerous experi
ments in the state and throughout the civil
ized world. The great progress made in treat-
Ing those with diseased minds, since the ad
mission of Minnesota into the Union, is al
most miraculous, yet every thoughtful and
well-informed man will admit the oppor
tunity for further advancement and reform.
Expense should not jje permitted to stand
in the way of the possfole recovery of the in
sane. In developing methods for so caring for
these unfortunates as to obtain the greatest
measure of mental recovery with the least
expense, the hospitals of Minnesota have con
tributed much to the progress in this branch
of medical science and successful practical
philanthropy. The physicians in charge,
gathered according to their skill and general
qualifications from all parts of the Union,
have given these institutions an enviable rep
utation throughout the length and breadth
of our land. The management has gradually
reduced the per capita expense of care and
supervision and with each year "better gen
eral results have been attained than ever
PENAL AND REFORiMATORT.
During the last fiscal year the inmates of
the training school averaged 326; of the re
formatory, 1«8, and of the state prison. Ell.
All of these, excepting a few life jconvict3 in
the state prison, were under a discipline dis
tinctly reformatory in its aims. The ends
attained are most encouraging. No group of
kindred institutions can be found with records
of better results. But the state of Minne
sota has not only led in this work of re
forming offenders, young and old: it has been
a pioneer In establishing an institution with
a distinct object of preventing the -ounj from
entering upon lives of crime. This is uona
by the state school at Owatonna, which seeks !
to take all children from vicious homes and
associates, and, after a temporary sojourn at
the school, find* them now homes where they
will be surrouirJded with incentives for virtue
and rectitude. Not only has Minnesota led
In the introduction and development cf the pe
•forinatory features of penal institutions; It
has also gone far in develop Mug a second vital
principle of good prison management, litt'e
perceived or recognized fifty years ago— the
duty of the state to ai arrange the occupa
tions of Its prison inmates as to make their
labor as little injurious amd as beneficial a3 j
possible for the workers In free or non-prison
label-. The managiers of the state prison, ths
reformatory and the training school have
all fully accepted this rule and have applied
It in all respects as fullly as any state with
one exception, and in one feature have go.ne
further than any other. In the state prison
only 47 per cent of the inmates a.r-e engaged
in occupations which in any way compete
with outside labor in the state, and nearly
25 per cent are so employed as to protect the
farmers in most ypars from the extortiun of
the manufacturers of binding twine. No other
state can offer an illustration of prison labor
thus utilized to benefit free labor. The re
formatory and training school, with the exemp
tion last noted, make the same good showing
aa the state prison.
The humanity and honesty of the manage
ment of the penal institutions of the state,
and especially that of the state prison at
Stil^water, has been made manifest to all by
the results of a special investigation con
ducted during the early part of the year
1898. Some charges appeared In the piibllo
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY JANUARY 5, 1899.
press, alleging cruelty to the inmates of the
sbate prison. I promptly appointed three gen
tlemen of high standing and well known char
acter and sound Judgment to act as an in
vestigating committee. They were Charles E.
Flajidrau, B. F. Farmer and Alexander M.
Harrison. Their report Is a c:nnp"ete vindi
cation of the individuals against whom com
plaints were mado.
Some of the expenses of this invrstigatio'n
I paid out of the contingent fund of my of
fice. The state of tihe fund did not peiiu t
of the payment of the three investigators,
who rendered bills for service* amounting to
J1.5C0, or $500 for each investigator. 1 reo
oiumtind thait your honorable bodies make ap
propriation for the payment of Che same.
CHARITIES AND CORRECTIONS.
The state board of oharities and corrections
has been an important fa. -tor in bringing the
management of our various penal and charl
taible institutions Into hArmony with one an
other; in developing more successful methods
of reform work, and in bringing our hospitals
and kindred 'institutions of charity to their
hlg*h level of efficiency amd economy of adaiin
• BOARD OF HEALTH.
The Minnesota board of health has been
a most important agent, the labor of but
one other similar board In the nation, that
of Massachusetts, taking precedence in the
respect which it has won in the medical
world in the United States and in Europe.
The state game and fish commission ha 3
done ndmiiable work in bringing before the
public the great economic value of the fish
and game within our borders and in devising
and wisely administering laws for th'j preser
vation of the same. The board of steam
boiler inspectors has led the way in prevent
ing accidents from boiler explosions and Uv»
exemption of Minnesota from these accidents,
while they occur in great numbers in 'all
our adjoining states, is at once a testimony
to the vniue of our law and the general wise
administration of the same.
The various boards -of examiners in med
icine, dentistry and pharmacy, and the allied
boards and commissions, including those
which have supervision over the erection of
the new state capitol and the management
of the soldiers' home, hava made commend
able records for usefulness and also for
wise and hottest administration.
OUR CIVIL SERVICE.
The tenth report of the trustees of the
Minnesota stato hospitals for the insane
makes a splendid exhibit. At each of the in
sane hospitals there is in operation a train
ing school which Is conducted and taught
by members of the medical staff.
This insures the employment of proper per
sous and places the civil service of these
institutions upon the basis of merit alone.
The application of this merit system is of
necessity different in the seleotion of teach
ers for the state university and the normal
schools and the various other educational in
stitutions and in the agencies for the reforma
tion and punishment of delinquents and
During the past year an exposition of the
arts, industries and commerce of the na
tion has been held in the city of Omaha.
The last legislature had neglected, or omitted,
to grant an appropriation for this object.
The business men, moved by their conviction
of its importance, raised by subscription a
fund of $30,000 with which to make a fit
ting exhibit. The exhibit of Minnesota, pro
vided by the public spirit of our citizens,
was one of the best presented by any state
there represented. It will unquestionably
prove of much lasting good to our people.
Of the ?30,900 raised by the citizens, $5,000
remains unexpended. The amount actually
paid out by those public spirited men in be
half of the state was therefore $25,000. I
recommend that an appropriation be made to
reimburse them for this amount.
Statements in detail, showing the estimated
receipts and disbursements of the state reve
nue fund for the next two years are else
where presented. These estimates will di;ubt
less closely approximate the actual revenue
receipts on the basis of a tax levy of 1.5
mills, which has been in force during a num
ber of years. On the 30th day of Novembtr,
1898, the state treasury had to the credit of
the several funds the following sums, to wit:
Revenue fund $103,95127
Soldiers' relief fund 27,878 82
Funding tax fund 79,182 90
Permanent school fund 316,213 01
General school fund 35,062 29
Permanent university fund 67,573 67
General university fund 84.94S £0
Internal improvement fund 123 33
Internal improvement land fund.... 53,585 59
Internal improvement land fund In
terest 60 47
State institutions fund 56,656 26
Swamp land fund 10,170 88
Reform school fund 1,699 14
Grain inspection fund 56,618 SI
Total >:.. $872,574 69
Of the above total of $872,574.69, the sum
of $119,053.86 had been deposited, prior to
their suspension, with some of the banks
of the state that, since 1893, have gone into
bankruptcy. The total amount that was In
these banks at the time of their suspension
was $486,367.49. Of that sum the state has re
ceived $2,912.01 as interest and $369,625.64 aa
part liquidation of the principal, leaving the
balance Nov. 30, 1898, as above stated. Of
that balance it is estimated that at least 60
per cent will ultimately be paid out of the as
sets of the banks in which the money was de
posited. That will leave $50,000 to $60,000
still unpaid, to be collected if possible from
the bonds of the banks. If, however, those
bonds should prove worthless, the state will
lose the amount stated. It it does, it will
be the first loss by suspended banks or de
faulting state officers since the admission of
Minnesota into the Union. During the period
of time from that admission to the close of
the fiscal year ending July 31, IS9B, the state
treasury of Minnesota had received a total of
$81,809,294.56, and to the present time some
thing over eighty-two million dollars.
'My successor brings to this office the ex
perience of many years in the service of the
state and nation and a high reputation for
character, ability and sound judgment. For
these qualifications he deserves, and I am
sure he will receive from all his associates in
office and from the general public, that same
consideration which has been accorded to me
in such generous proportions.
May Brine Leprosy to This Country.
It Is pointed out that the United States
soldiers in Hawaii may contract leprosy there
and bring it to this country when they
return. While leprosy is much to be dreaded,
there are a thousand times as many victims
to stomach disorders and blood diseases tut
there is a cure for them in Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters. Other common ailments that
the Bitters are a specific for are malaria
fever and ague. Sold at a.l drug stores.
The eager htsste of the Republicans In the
senate to railroad through the resolution ap
pointing a committee to consider bills con
cerning the placing of state institutions under
a board of control has aroused some suspicion
as to the provoking cause.
Ordinarily "senatorial courtesy" is more
than, a figure of speech, but yesterday in
the absence of Senator Schaller, who is' in
terested as much as any man in the "upper
house" in the Insane hospital matter es
pecially, his notice of debate was overridden
and the resolution railroaded through.
S&nator Potter, its author, and Senator
Schaller were on opposite sides of the
house in the celebrated hospital fight of tw«
years ago, but the former disclaims any in
tention of discourtesy to Senator Schaller
» • •
vTw €re F o *? ** some question about the
ability of the legislature to secure the in
formation it required by the Stocfcweil reso
lution from the oil inspection department
especially with the Republican ineumbon.t
ceasing to be so inoumbent and the Repub
licans in the senate disposed to put ob
stacles in the way of the inquiry at that.
Chaplin .Toselyn In the senate made a dis
tinct hit— on eairth. at least. His prayer
was less than half a minute in length.
A group of the older members of the hou°«
and senate in talking over the call for tha
senatorial caucus last evening expressed tho
opinion that C. A. Severance had worked
himself up to a fit of nervous prostration In
order to prevent serious results to Mr. Sev
erance' 3 health the only way out was to call
the caucus, and for this reason and no
other the meet was called.
• • •
The house committee on rules, Messrs
Fulton, Staples, Hagstrom, Davis and Larson'
met yesterday afternoon and will submit a
report at the session today. The only changes
made in the rules were the elimination of the
committee on reapportlonment and the in
creasing of the salary of the clerk of the Ju
diciary committee from $6 to $7 per day.
INJURED IN A RUNAWAY.
George Roper Sustains a Severe
Cut Across His Nose.
George Roper, an expressman living
at 167 Milford street, was injured in a
runaway accident at Seventh and Min
nesota streets, shortly after 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. His horse became
unmanageable, and galloping across
the car tracks, threw Roper out of the
sleigh. Roper struck upon his shoul
der and face, sustaining a severe cut
across the bridge of the nose. He was
carried into a near-by store and short
ly after recovered sufficiently to pro
ceed to his home;
SENATE WAS BREEZY
REFORM TORE VUOUS WAVED RED
CLOTHS AT THE RKPI'BLI
« CAN SKX.VTOHS
CALL FOR REPORTS ON FEES
Senator Stockwell Introduced a Re
gulation Which Offended the Re
publicans a Little— Senator Pot
ter'M Ilourd of Control RcHOlution
Railroaded Through in Senator
Another breeze was created In the
senate yesterday by the revival of the
discussion of the proposition to put all
the state institutions under the man
agement of a board of control, an ef
fort on the part of the minority to se
cure a guarantee of non-partisanship
arousing the spleen of some of the Re
publican senators, others of whom later
took umbrage at the resolution intro
duced by Senator Stockwell, asking, in
line with the suggestion of the incom
ing governor, that the state oil in
spector and clerk of the supreme court
report their receipts and expenditures
during several years past.
When the senate had been called to
order Senator Potter tried to secure the
passage of the board of control resolu
tion introduced Tuesday. It was point
ed cut, however, that Senator Schaller,
of Hastings, who had given notice of
debate, was absent and his friends tried
N to secure delay.
Senator Stockwell moved to so amend
the resolution that not more than four
members of any political party be plac
ed on the committee.
Senator Young said it was the first
time he had ever heard in the senate
of an effort to limit the appointive
power of the president.
Mr. Stockwell disclaimed any such
Senator Horton said he was curious
as to the effect of the resolution. He
did not think that the senate should
give all bills pertaining to the state in
stitutions to a special committee of
seven. The senate would therefore
have nothing today. He moved to
strike out the clause providing for com
mitting all bills to this committee.
Senator Potter did not want the resolu
tion so amended, but it was, by a good
The senate voted down the Stockwell
amendment, and the resolution, as
amended by Senator Horton, passed.
The senate then went into joint ses
sion with the house, and, on resuming
its own legislative day at 1 o'clock,
Senator Stockwell again rubbed the
Republican fur the wrong way, with a
resolution calling on the clerk of the
supreme court to report' on or before
Jan. 20 the amount of fees received by
him in the last five years and the names
and compensation of his employes.
Senator Daugherty gave notice of
debate, and the resolution went over,
but Senator Stockwell was ready with
another, calling on the state oil in
spector similarly to report before Jan
25. Senator Ryder gave notice of de
bate on this. Senator Greer inquired
what was the use of picking out one or
two of the fee offices and ignoring the
"Oh! I've got a lot more coming,"
replied Senator Stockwell, significantly
The senate then adjourned to 10
o'clock this morning.
The house convened at 10 o'clock,
and Chaplain N. O. Llndh delivered the
invocation by reading a somewhat
lengthy prayer from manuscript.
'Mr. Yale introduced a resolution in
viting the lieutenant governor and the
senate to meet the house in joint ses
sion to listen to the reading of the
message of Goy. Clough -and the in
augural address of Gov. Lind. The
resolution was passed and the read
ing of the journal dispensed with.
Mr. Dwinnell, of Henmepin county,
offered a resolution that a committee
of three be appointed to act with a
like committee from the senate to
wait on the governor and escort him
to the house.
Mr. Staples, who was appointed
chairman on a committee Tuesday
for the purpose of visiting the gov
ernor and ascertaining what time it
would be convenient to address the
joint session, said he had no objection
to the resolution, but he was of the
opinion that the matter had been at
tended to yesterday.
Mr. Dwinnell said he noticed that
there was no representative of the
minority party in the house on the
committee. Mr. Staples promptly re
quested that the name of Representa
tive "Winston be substituted in his
'Mr. Dwinnell withdrew the resolution
and the speaker named Mr. "Winston
on the committee.
Mr. Staples introduced the following
resolution, which was passed:
Resolved, That the members of the
house have heard with profound sor
row of the loss sustained by our fel
low member, Mr. Jacobson, in the
death of his mother and we tender
him our sincere sympathy in the hour
of his affliction. Resolved further that
Mr. Jacobson be granted leave of ab
sence until such time as he may find
it convenient to return.
At the conclusion of the governor's
address the house adjourned until this
morning at 10 o'clock, but not until
Mr. Ferris, of Crow Wing county, had
been heard as to the appointment of a
committee on mileage, which, he stat
ed, was one of the most important
things just at present.
DAY'S PRIMARY ELECTION PLAN.
Provision* of a Bill Which Will
Soon Be Introduced.
One of the bills to be introduced in
the legislature at an early date
is that drawn by Oscar F. G.
Day, of Minneapolis, and known as
the Day plan for holding primary
elections. The bill, together with such
other measures along- the same line as
may be introduced, will be referred to
the committee on elections, and from
these measures the committee, it is ex
pected, will frame a law which will be
effective and up-to-date.
The Day measure provides for the
abolition of primary elections in that
the ballots are to be cast on registra
tion days. This is a decided innova
tion, and it is probable that the poli
ticians who are not particularly inter
es.led in reforms of this kind may op
One of the arguments,- which it is
suggested will be uirged' against the
measure, is that between the days of
registration there would be too much
of an opportunity for manipulating the
The bill provides that any political
party which has cast 10" per cent of
the total vote at the last preceding
election for its leading candidate, or
shall present to the county auditor a
petition signed by 10 per- cent of the
qualified voters of the county, asking
to have a primary election ticket, may
have a ticket.
Ten days before the first registration
day for any general or special election
any person elegible to an office appear
ing before the county auditor is to
have, on the payment of $10 to the au
ditor, his name placed on the primary
The auditor is to have prepared uni
form tickets for each political party,
the same to be distributed among the
registration judges five days before the
Upon registration days each quali
fied elector, after registering, is to be
given each of the primary election bal
lots so prepared with instructions to
vote for his choice for each position,
using only one ballot of the party with
which he affiliates.
The ballot boxes are to be returned
to the city clerk, or other official the
same as ballot boxes after an election,
and on the last registration day the
judges and clerks of election are to
canvass the votes and report to the
canvassing board, which shall consist
of the clerk of the district court, the
chairman of the county commissioners,
county auditor and a Justice of the
The canvassing board shall, after
canvassing the ballots, certify the re
sult to the county auditor, and upon
the demand by the successful parties
issue to the one in each party securing
the highest number of votes for each
office a certificate of nomination.
Continued From Flri;t Pag«,
to the people than his firm devotion to their
VISIONS AND VISIONS.
I see him again, standing fa-ce to face with
tho hour of his destiny. Either he must
go up.up, to the highest pinnacle of earthly
ambition, or he must descend to the lowest
depths of oblivion. I see him offered tho
highest offices if he will only utter one word
against the gallant Sheridan or the hero of
Appomatox. I see him stand-Ing alone with
that great temptation and I see him cast it
from him as unworthy. With true nobility
of tfoul and uprightness of character he re
fuses to build his own fortune upon the des
truction of others. I see him again, one of
the greatest living Americans, a United
States senator intrusted with the most deli
cate and important duties, and again I see
him bringing forth the greatest state paper
ever produced in this or any other country.
I see tfhe walls of prisons crumbling, the
dungeons of tyranny vanishing and a great
light illuminating a people crushed by bar
baric treatment. The conflict of arms ceases
and the conflict of mind begins, and I se«
him once again in the chambers of the
peace commission at Paris holding in hla
hands the destinies of these oppressed peo
ple. I see before me the highway of pro
gress, and as a means to the end that we
may enter therein, I nominate for United
States senator Hon.. Cushman K. Davis."
ADD THEIR EULOGIES.
Senator Barker recalled how, twelve
years ago, he had the honor to cast
his vote for Senator Davis. He was
proud of the vote at that time and
would be glad again to elect for the
position to which* he was so eminently
Senator Wilson seconded the. nom
ination, and testified to having served
as an official during the time Senator
Davis was governor of the state In
1873. "The Republican party," he
said, "had just emerged from the crisis
of civil war. It had brought the state
through its early statehood troubles.
Mr. Davis had participated in all af
fairs of the state at that time.
In 1573 we had honorable polities and no
gubernatorial candidate or other candidate
was sacrificed to the whims of individuals.
I can testify to his honesty and aibllity,- and
since then he has gone to the front by leaps
and bounds and today stands as one of the
foremost statesmen of the age. It would b«
a distinction to the state to have (him again
represent Minnesota in the senate.
Senator Thompson suggested that
the nomination be made by roll call,
but Senator Young thought it would
be better to make the nomination by
a rising vote.
Representative Rogers hoped the
Thompson motion would carry. It
would be better to have a roll call and
have the members go on record.
Senator Young withdrew his motion,
and just as the secretary was about to
proceed with the roll call, Senator Ry
der explained to the caucus that, while
he|vvas to cast his vote for Senator Da
vis, although unpledged, he did not
agree with the proposition mada by
Senator Davis in his Anglo-Saxon al
During the roll call Senator Greer
took occasion to say that during the
senatorial election six years ago, he,
with a score of members, did not par
ticipate in the -caucus. Out of the
members who took this stand he was
the only one alive in political life to
HERE IS THE VOTE.
The roll call gave the following
members as voting for the nomination
of Senator Davis:
Horton, Smith, E. 8.,
Hospes, Smith, J. H..
Jones, E. J.; Snyder,
Jones, J. D., Somerville,
Bush, - Miller,
Davis, Nelson, N. 0..
Pemin-g, Nelson, W.,
Dyer, Olson. C. O. A.,
Holm. , Thauwald.
Hymee, Yon Lehe,
Johnson. S. &, West,
The absentees and those recorded as
rot voting were:
Senators — Jepson and Nixon.
Representatives — Argetslnger, Jacabsan,
Johnson, J. E.; Kinne. Medlcraft, Oien,
Schain, Se'.toy and Truwe.
On motion of Representative Yale
the chairman of the caucus was di
rected to send a telegram to Senator
Davis notifying him that he had been
chosen as the nominee for senator so
far as the Republicans were concerned.
Babies and Tired Mothers Find
Comfort in CUTICURA.
A warm bath with Cdticura Soap, and a
single anointing with Cuticcra, purest of
emollient skin cures, will afford instant relief,
permit rest for parent and sleep for child, and
point to a speedy, ]>erman»jit, and economical
cure of the most torturing, disfiguring, and
humiliating skin, scalp, and blood humors,
with loss of hair, when ail else fail*.
Our Remarkable Sale of
and Factory Samples is attracting the attention it justly
deserves. To lower the price all along the line of sea
sonable and needed things and at the same time keep
the standard of quality high is the result of this great
sale. New shipments of Remnants are arriving, and to
day and all the week you can buy at
About Half Regular Prices
Mill Remnants of Huslins.
Mill Remnants of Linens.
Mill Remnants of Wash Goods.
Mill Remnants of Silks.
Mill Remnants of Dress Goods.
Mill Remnants of Linings.
Mill Remnants of Embroideries.
Mill Remnants of Millinery.
Mill Remnants of Carpets.
Mill Remnants of Draperies.
Factory Samples of Furniture.
Factory Samples of Underwear.
Factory Samples of Skirts.
Factory Samples of Jackets.
Factory Samples of Furs.
Factory Samples of Trunks.
GREAT SETUNGOF LINENS
Rapid buying of Linens yesterday told its own story.
Our stock and prices please the people and insure us a
sale for this season larger than ever before, because St.
Paul folks understand that we carry only dependable
Linens at lowest prices.
SEE FURNITURE AD. ON PAGE 3.
PLUMS ARE MW RIPE
A NUMBER. OP APPOINTMENTS
MAY BE SENT IN
MUCH CONJECTURE ABOUT IT
Beyond a Half-Dozen Positions
Which A«e Senii-Ofßcially Knoiwn,
It la Mainly a, Guess Who Will
Be < nll.-.l l>y <;«»v. II ml Co*
ser'a Chanced Considered Good
Weiss for the Prison Board.
It Is expected that Gov. Lind will
send a number of his appointments to
the senate today, and if the list Is com
plete it is surmised there are going to
be some surprises. There is no doubt
but what a number of the governor's
selections are known and have been
Hon. P. M. Ringdal. for Instance, will
be the new railroad commissioner, and
Gen. E. M. Pope, of Mankato. the next
There is little, if any, doubt but what
J. M. Bowler will be named for dairy
commissioner, and J. J. Heinrich. of
Minneapolis, oil inspector. Byron J.
Mosler, of Stlllwater. it is generally un
derstood, has been decided upon weeks
ago for surveyor general of logs for
the Stlllwater district.
A. C. Weiss will be given a position
on the prison board in place of M. O.
Hall. Mr. Weiss is the proprietor of
the Duluth Herald, and the selection
of a newspaper man for any of the
state boards which have been given to
star chamber sessions will doubtless
The question of who will be named
for other positions is a matter of con
jecture. In fact, it is almost certain
that up to last night Gov. LJnd had
not reached any decision. The mt tter
of appointments has been given a back
seat for the last few days, and unless
the governor took the matter up last
night It is believed they are still in
The limits which the military code
put on these eligible for adjutant gen
eral brings that selection down to a
possible few. As G. C. Lambert has
received strong indorsements from the
national guard, as well as from the
Ramsey county Democracy, it is believ
ed he may be the lucky one for the po
sition, although Capt. Wood, of Aus
tin, is popular and capable, and may,
because of his location, be the
place. There are other candidates for
It seems to be the impression that
Mr. Corser will be given the surveyor
generalship of logs in Minneapolis.
Next to the fight for labor commission
prship that for the surveyor general of
the Minneapolis district has been the
keenest and bitterest, if bitterness has
entered into any of them. A strong
protest was made against Corser when
it seemed possible that he was going
to land, but it is understood that he
came right back with a card that no
body knew he held, and the result was
that he became stronger than ever. He
may be expected to get that position.
As to the labor cornmissionorphip,
there is the same doubt. There is no
question but that Louis Nash indorse
ments were more numerous than those
of any other candidate; but t^*^ v-.ro
tests against his selectio-n were equ:.i
ly vigorous. F. H. Clarke's ambi
tions met with a similar fusilade, and
out of it all came the report that Mar
tin McHale was going to be the man.
McHale is an organized labor man
and well backed for the place. To add
to his strength Is the fact that Nash
and McHale mutually agreed to sup
port the candidacy of the other in
case it was to go to either St. Paul or
Minneapolis. If, therefore, it were
give nto McHale it would, next to the
selection of Nash himself please pos
sibly the large backing the St. Paul
man had better than if it were
placed elsewhere. Mr. Lamphere, of
Moorhead, has the railway employes'
organization at his back, and that
may catch the governor's eye. It Is
certain that Mr. Lamphere's work will
call for recognition sooner or later, if
he is not given the labor commisston
For superintendent of public instruc
tion the question is still a matter ol
conjecture, possibly contingent on
where the labor commissionorship
gees. If this does not come to St. Paul
then Prof. Farnsworth, who has
recommendations , perhaps, than all
the other-candidates put together, will
b-3 selected. Neither Prof. Hyde's as
pirations nor those of Mr. Enß.sv.mm
stand any chance of realization, ac
cording to common belief. When Mr.
Engstrom went on record during the
campaign he burned his bridges.
There is little heard about the in
surance commissionership, and what
suggestions or recommendations along
this line Gov. Lind has received is
krown to himself mainly. It is under
stood that Mr. Dearth's retention has
been urged strongly by those interests
most anxious for a judicious and cara
ful administration of the insurance
The position of librarian is also an
open field, with Judge Allen said 10
be running strong.
Today, however, may dispose of
much that is at present in doubt.
RAG TIME MEANS DANCE TIME.
Negro Plirnwe Tlint Had Us Origin
in Spanish Mhslo.
From the Baltimore Sun.
"What la 'ra« time?' " the enthusiast!. ;.r-
GM was asked.
"WaS, the extensive literature on this sub
ject will explain it b>.st. Now. here's a r:tir
time primer." At this juncture ho pr..ltuel
a big piece of sheet music with thi picture* of
a young man looking very unhappy in a dress
suit. "This young fellow," poimit l: to the
ptetnre and reading. "elo/ms to b? th«
■original Instructor to the stage of ;he i>ow
popular rug time Ethiopian song.' The author
guarantees to teach anybody who CM play
™. c Pa n? a bit how to play in rag ;im-.
The preface says Tag time (or negro dance
time) originally take* its Imitation itapt
from Spanish music, or, rathnr. fi .
ico, where it is known under the head
names of Habanara SeguldSlla. etc.. »>
netting but consecutive muiic. (titter In re ;•
or bass followed by regular tint, bi on.}
hand. In common and two-four Him th.»
quarter note of the bass precedes ttu> nit'.odv '
In other words, it is what the ma?tciara c*'l
syncopation, and thla syncopation, tad thU
change of accent in the a/ccomp3nimo.-.:. is
kept up continually in the same way m f h e
beat of a snare drum.
"This method show* th» pupil how t<> play
a rag timu acromnwiiinu tit 'to ;mv p.o. .
Here is even an arrangement of •() d
Hundred, ' 'Arnie Laurie,' a.nd tfvt> hymi,
'Come. Thou Fount of Every Blessing '
Wonderful, isn't 1IT"
A curious custom is made known by • cnr.
respondent in Berlin. The- butchers of that
town are in the habit of informing tin ir
customers of the days on which freih sau
sages are made l.y placing a chair, i.ni n<|
with a large, cloan apron, at the side of tlio
A\ hipix-il by l!i<- .III <](;<-.
A magistrate in Wllkesbarre, Peun., step
ped down from the bench the other day
and soundly thrashed a wife-beater, who had
been before the court more than a dozen
times on that charge.
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Beare the Kind You Have Always Bought