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■ ■ HJST3SS THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. PRICE TWO CENTS. PENSION FOR MAJOR DAVIS Senator Davis' Father t $50 a Month, 4 PASSED BY THE SENATE Daniel Objects to a Vote on the Ca- nal Bill Feb. ii. TELLER'S FILIPINO PETITION Senator Stewart Sayt. It It Simply v Demand for Surrender- Army Bill. Washington. Jan. 15.—At the opening of to-day's session of the senate a bill grant ing a pension of $50 a month to Horatio X. Davis, father of the late Senator Davis of Minnesota, was passed. Mr. Davis was a captain in the commissary department. Mr. Morgan, chairman of the committee on inter-oceanic canals, asked unanimous consent that a final vote upon the Nicara gua canal bill and its amendments be taken up at 5 p. m. on Feb. 11. Mr. Dan iel of Virginia objected. Filipino Petition. Mr. Teller's resolution providing for printing as a public document the petition of 2,006 Filipinos was laid before the een ate. Mr. Stewart of Nevada declared his op position to the resolution on the ground that it was an untruthful recital of the conditions in the Philippines. He declared that the treachery of Aguinaldo had been established by authentic documents and that any petition or appeal sent here by such people was unworthy of consideration because they did not corae with clean hands. The petition contained every pos sible threat against the United States. In view of it congress ought speedily to pass the army bill. "The government has been defied," de clared Mr. Stewart. "We cannot possibly hesitate to put down this rebellion and vindicate the honor of the L'nitefl States. This Is simply a demand for surrender in the form of a petition. It is a wicked con spiracy and ought to be put down." Mr. Berry of Arkansas said the appeal was phrased in respectful language, was written splendidly and fully represented the aspirations of a great body of the peo ple of the islands. The senate could not afford to refuse to make public the appeal by printing it. The Teller resolution was referred to the committee on the Philippines and consid eration of the army reorganization bill was resumed. A.B. ROBBINS GETS IT He Is Made Surveyor-General of Logs in Minneapolis. MASTERMAN FOR STILLWATER Other Appointments Do Xot Come Very Fast—The»e Were Expected. A. B. Robbins was this morning ap pointed by Governor Van Sant, surveyor general of logs ana lumber for the Minne apolis district. W. C. Masterman, Stlllwater, chairman of the republican state central committee, was at the same time appointed surveyor general of the Stillwater district. ■ Both of these appointments have been expected for some time and occasioned no surprise. No other appointments were announced to-day, but it begins to look as if there would be a shift in the program for ad jutant general. Colonel Bobleter of New Ulm was summoned to meet Governor Van Sant last night and went away satisfied that he would be appointed. The dairy food commissioner problem is Bearing a solution. The governor is still considering four applicants for the place. The report that Bobleter was to be adju taifl general was taken as making Evan Evenson of Meeker county an available choice, though the governor probably does not personally favor Evenson. A "big delegation of wholesalers called on Governor Van Sant in behalf of George L. Dingman of Minneapolis, and it can be an nounced as a fact that Mr. Dingman will be either dairy commissioner or first as sistant. CLARENCE IS OUT Saulpaugh No Longer the Baseball Magnate of Minneapolis. A. B. BEAL IS THE MAN NOW All Difference** Are Adjusted—The Western League Get« the ■ Flour City. . / Out goes Saulpaugh; in comes Beall. There will, be only one; professional ball club in Minneapolis this year, and it will play in the ' Western League under , the management of. A. B. Beall, formerly of Sioux City, and under the captaincy of Jack Glasscock. Clarence Saulpaugh will retire, so far as Minneapolis is concerned. The baseball fate of Minneapolis was de termined to-day ;in V a conference between Clarence Saulpaugh*, President Thomas J. Hickey of the Western league, and A. B. Beall," who has been awarded ; the fran chise in this city. What the terms. of the deal are is not. known, but all points of difference were amicably settled. % This arrangement effectually explodes the prediction that there would be a new ball park. . . . President Hickey and H. M. . Carpenter, of this city,vwho owns Nicollet park, speak in the " highest terms _of -■ Mr. Beall. as . suc cessful business man. Starting a year, ago in Sioux City as a tyro in baseball; he was handicapped with one of the poorest clubs in i teh western league. • . When - the i season ended he. had the best club of all. • FRENCH DUTY ON CORN. Paris, Jan. 15.—The customs "committee of the chamber of deputies has adopted the pro posal to raise the import duty on corn to & francs. SETTLE IT IN CAUCUS [The Cry Grows Stronger: in *. St. Paul. 'T v T<yr BE GAINSAID Evans Men Greatly Encouraged by This Demand. LOWRY'S SUMPTUOUS QUARTERS Merritini, Bixby ami 1-onry Said to . •_ I'nderntand Each Other— ' lianmi'H Support. The joint caucus committee has decided to call the caucus for Friday night. This is -a republican legislature. ■Republicans should elect a United States j senator to succeed Davis. ...; Therefore there must be a- caucus nomi nation. That,was the kind of talk that filled the hotel lobies to-day and it eminated from the strongest republican members 'of the! legislature, regardless of their personal | preferences for. senator. The talk grew stronger as the day grew older, and when the joint caucus met at 3 o'clock this afternoon it looked as if it would have to call a caucus for Thursday night. The committee had to face tthe fact that a majority of the republican members want a caucus and at the earliest possible moment, too. Neither Tawney nor Clapp offered any resistance when it came to a showdown, and it is well known that Evans has always wanted a caucus, and the sooner the better. An KvuiiN Hnlue. Along with the strong caucus talk came a noticeable bulge in the confidence of ■ r v.»* ■ Thomas Lowry—Now, remember this, my friend, I may be United States senator. Stranger things have happened. the Evans men. Tiiey feel that once there is a caucus with a majority of the mem bers determined to make a nomination, the Minneapolis attorney entering the lists with by far the largest determined backing, is bound to win. They argue that it will be natural for present sup porters of other candidates to turn to Evans when they deeiue that the time has come to drop favorite sons. It is right here that Evans' great sec ond-choice strength should be of the greatest value. Another cause which contributed to the encouragement of the Evans men was the rock-like firmness of the .Hennepin dele gation and the strong talk put up by its members in favor of Mr. Evans. Inquir ers were told that the Hennepin delegation is first, last and all the time for Mr. Evans. The accession of Senator Fred Snyder to Mr. Evans has undoubtedly been worth a number of votes. Mr. Snyder is held in the highest esteem in the legislature and his decision is bound to point the way for other men of his class. Tnwney I* In I.inc. When Senators Benedict, Grindeland and Pugh, representing Mr. Evans, called on Mr. Tawney, the latter having returned from Washington at noon, he told them frankly that he would be willing to go into •caucus any time after to-morrow night. That statement was regarded as setting the date for the caucus, as a majority of the Joint committee is known to favor Thursday' night. The prevailing opinion is that sooner or later the republicans will nominate a sen ator, but perhaps not at the first meeting of the caucus. Some of the democratic members deny that they are for Lowry. They say that in their opinion General Clapp will get more democratic votes than anybody else if the election is left to the legislature. The democrats have a feeling that Clapp is one of their kind in the wrong crowd. It was reported this morning that Sena tor Dickey of Goodhue county had com mitted himself to Lowry. Mr. Dickey has hitherto opposed Tarns Bixby though from his own county, and since General Hubbard has failed to "get, away" in the senatorial race has been a man without a candidate. The Third Dint riot's Problem. The third district conference with Bixby as the subject of debate is meeting this TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, 1901. f^i i ' ' ** '-' s^^^rtC *^^^ j '■■ ■ <""""m^»h* TRYING THE SALT RESUCITATION METHOD. afternoon. It seems fairly safe to say that it will come to naught so far as Mr. Blxby is concerned and that immediately after the conference adjourns the non-Bixby members will proceed to identify them selves with the regularly established sena torial camps. The best informed members of the delegation said this morning that Mr. Bixby was not likely to have more than four votes of the sixteen. He will probably remain in the field as a kind of a candidate, even after being turned down by the third. The other twelve will be pretty well divided between Clapp and Evans. If, as is popularly assumed, Mr. Bixby is in the game only to act as fly paper for Mr. Lowry the third district delegation may disappoint others than Mr. Bixby. Tawney and Lowry. There is talk to the effect that Tawney personally favors Lowry over Evans and if the worst comes to the worst, would like to divert, his strength to Lowry. Assum ing that the report is true, Mr. Tawney is not likely to be able to deliver much of his following, for its members all have second choices, and mostly Evans, too. Mr. Tawney's friends have been working up petitions all over the state wherever the dairy interests are strong. Some of these petitions have come in from the second district. Senator Benedict has re-, ceived two or three. Most of the signers are democrats. Representative Larson of Redwood has also received one. The Clapp men profess to be very san guine. They say that they will make a good showing with Mr. Evans in the cau- Simon Mtchelet, Minneapolis politician, in forms 'Cap" C. D. Allen of Spring Valley that Evans is a sure -winner, whereupon "Cap" advises Mr. Michelet to "g'long." • United States Marshal Haggart of Xorth Dakota—What do you think of this mix up, Jud* Senator La Moure, also of North Dakota—l paas. Colonel Monfort, Proprietor of the Windsor Hotel (in the background)— Them fellows will bear watching. L cus at the start, and will probably even tually get the nomination. If no nomina tion is made they say that the fight in the open legislature will likely be be tween Clapp and Lowry, with the former an easy winner. There is no denying that General Clapp has much positive strength, though it is reported on good authority that Lowry \ V 1* Fl^ nkz \ Representative Andrew Holm, St. Paul—My guess is that this contest is going to narrow down to Lowry and Clapp. has already begun to undermine him ii> the Ramsey delegation, and may get the votes of Hillary and Xeubauer of Wash ington county. Lowry In the Country. Reports received in St. Paul to-day from various parts of the state indicate that Mr. Lowry has begun an active outside campaign to work up some public senti ment in his favor. L. P. Hunt of Mankato 6ays that there is no public opinion in the country dis tricts favorable to Mr. Lowry, that Mr. Evans is the evident choice of the masses of what might be called the plain peo ple. After Mr. Evans, Mr. Hunt says that General Clapp stands next. Luxurious l,on rj Headquarters. The Lowry headquarters are decidedly luxurious. A gentleman who occupied the rooms moved out to place them at Mr. Lowry's disposal. This same parlor A suite was occupied by Senator Nelson in his battle with Washburn. The Lowry men profess to regard this as a good omen. Compared with Mr. Lowry's spacious headquarters those of other candidates are insignificant. He has a large double re ception room, a conference room, a tele phone room, an office, a bath room, and two rooms in the basement. In this lower region cigars and other refreshments are provided for those who have the pass word and an affable negro waiter with unctuous manner and effusive smile sees that none of those who are permitted to enter goes out with his wants unattended to. Mr. Lowry, accompanied by a large number of Minneapolis business men, mostly representatives of interests allied to his, appeared at the Windsor yesterday afternoon and formally opened the quar ters, wfcioh were immediately thronged with members of the legislature and other curious ones. A singular fact about the opening was that there was no member of the legislature or politician on hand to figure as Mr. Lowry's representative. But the Lowry opening added zest to the day's work, and it was generally agreed that if the republican caucus should fail to make a nomination Mr. Lowry would be an exceedingly formidable candidate. Some of the commentators even gave it as their opinion that the contest would ulti mately be between him and Evans or Clapp. It is now generally taken for granted that Mr. Lowry has come to an under standing with J. J. Hill and that the in fluence of the latter in Minnsota politics will not be employed in opposition to Mr. Lowry's candidacy. A morning paper, possessed of less po litical information than zeal for Mr. Lowry, hastens to deny that he is look ing for democratic votes. Mr. Lowry is looking for democratic votes right now, and his friends hope to get a corner on the article at an early date. The Coming; of Merriaui. \V. R. Merriam, superintendent of the census, and ex-governor of Minnesota, ar rived in St. Paul yesterday. Though he asserted that his presence was a mere ac cident and that he expected to return to Washington this morning, the skeptical politicians refused to believe him. It goes against the grain to have to express lack of faith In Mr. Merriam's spoken word, but the wise ones believe that his presence in St. Paul is a part of the re ported Pierpont Morgan-Hanna-Hill-Low ry deal. The story goes among those who have worked out a satisfactory interpretation of Mr. Merriam's visit, that Hanna, being assumed that Pierpont Morgan has fixed up a peace between Hill and Lowry, asked Merriam to take a flying trip to Minne sota and endeavor to get all his friends in line for Lowry. As many of Merriam's friends are ostensibly Clapp men, the task Is a delicate one, but not impossible. It is agreed that Hanna is strongly in favor of Lowry, and so is Merriman. Mr. Hanna wants Lowry to be senator and as soon as possible, too. He thinks that Mr. Lowry would vote "right" on the ship subsidy bill. Moreover, they are warm personal friends. Notwithstanding Mr. Bixby's statement that he is an independent candidate, it is believed by those who hold that the ma chinery of the senatorial manipulation is well concealed beneath the surface and not on exhibition in the hotel lobbies (where some people think senators are made) that Bixby is only a part of the hyphen ated deal referred to above. Acording to this theory Mr. Bixby is merely to be used to hold up the votes that would naturally go to Clapp or Evans and convert them into material to swell the Lowry boom later on. And that is why some Third district members are telling Mr. Bixby that he can have their votes for himself but not for anybody else. —Theodore M. Knappen. Leave Captives to Starve Kmw York Sun Suaaiat Smrvlam Washington, Jan. 15.—''Corporal' Tanner has received a letter from his son, Cap tain E. W. Tanner of the army, now serving in the Philippines, which describes one of the methods used by the insurgents to punish natives that will not join them. He says they dig holes in the ground and bury their captives, leaving nothing but their heads sticking above the surface, and in that situation allow them to starve to death. Venezuela Seizes Steamers Washington, Jan. 15. —The state department was informed this afternoon by cable from Venezuela that the Venezuelan government had taken possession of two steam ers belonging to the Orinoco Steamship company. The Orinoco company is understood to be an American concern operating between Port Au Prince and points up the Orinoco river. The head of the company is said to be an American named Alcott. Minister Loomis at Caracas says the steamers have been taken for use against the revolution '**" 12 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK. QUAY WINS HIS FIGHT He Will Be the Senator From Pennsylvania. HAS VOTES TO SPARE Legislature Ballots To-day in Sep- arate Sessions. THE FIRST VOTE IN NEBRASKA Currle, Melklejohn and Rosewater Lead for the Long; Term— Sixteen Candidates. Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 15.—The state sen ate at 3 o'clock to-day selected M. S. Quay as its choice for senator. The ballot was as follows: Quay, 86; Guffey (dem.) 12; Dalzell, (anti-Quay rep.) 10; Huff and Smith, one each. The vote in the house was delayed by crowds surging on the floor, making it necessary for Speaker Marshall to appeal 1 to the mayor for police aid. When order was restored in the house, the vote was taken and Quay received a majority. This insures his election. Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 15.—That Colonel M. S. Quay will be elected United States senator to-day by the Pennsylvania leg islature is conceded by the leaders of the opposition. The house and the senate will vote separately at 3 o'clock this afternoon and there is no reason to believe that Mr. Quay will not receive a majority vote in each body. The two houses will meet in joint session at noon to-morrow to can vass the vote and declare an election. Attorney-General Elkin and other lieu tenants of Mr. Quay predict his combined vote will be at least 132, five more than necessary to a choice. Besides the 123 votes he received in the joint republican caucus, it is conceded that Representa tives Benjamin G. Welty of Franklin and Thomas J. Reynolds of Lackawanna, who voted with the anti-Quay republicans on the organization, will vote for him. He will also receive the "vote ef John H. Thompson of Center, who was unable to be present when the house organized on account of illness. It' is expected that Representatives Charles W. Neeb of Al legheny and Thomas K. Beaver of Juniata, who have been counted among the doubt ful, will vote for him. Representative I. R. Haldeman of Mont gomery, who is pledged to Colonel Quay, is detained at home by illness, and he has been paired ,with Representative Arthur H. Squires of Wyoming, a democrat. Rep resentatives Madison A. Garvin of Adams, William J. Galvin of Schuylkill and George J. Malon'ey of Venango, democrats, are absent without pairs. Colonel James If. Cuffy of Pittsburg, the democratic caucus nominee for senator, left this morning for Texas to look after his oil interests with the assurance of his lieutenants that he would receive the full democratic vote. Antls "Will Scatter. At a conference of the anti-Quay re publicans, senators and members, this morning, it was decided to divide the anti- Quay votes among Congressman John Dal zell of Pittsburg, Colonel GeH&e F. Huff of Greensburg, Postmaster-General Charles Emory Smith of Philadelphia, J. Edward Harris, president of Bucknell col lege, Lewisburg; Charles Tubbs of Tioga, and ex-Attorney-General H. C. McCor mick of Williamsport. Representative Kendall, who has here tofore voted with the anti-Quay republi cans, announced this afternoon that he will vote for Colonel Quay. This made it practically certain that Colonel Quay, will be elected to-day on the first ballot with out the necessity for a joint ballot. VOTE IN NEBRASKA. Sixteen Candidates for the Long Term In the Senate. Lincoln. Neb., Jan. 15. —The first vote for the United States senators was taken to-day by the two houses of the legislature separately. For the long term in the house sixteen men were voted for; for the leading can didates the vote was Meikeljohn. 16; Currie, 9: Crounse, 8; Rosewater, 8. For the short term: Hainer; 4; Htnshaw, 9. In the senate the vote for the prominent candidates for long term was: Currie, 8; Rosewater, 4. Short term: D. E. Thomp stm, 7. The complimentary vote of the populists in the house and senate is largely for W. V. Allen, and of the democrats in the sen ate for W. H. Thompson. In the house the democrats voted for G. M. Hitchcock. i'uttersoii Succeed!. Wolcott. Denver, Jan. 15.—Thomas M. Patterson was to-day elected United States senator to succeed Edward O. Wolcott. Mr. Pat terson was the nominee of the democrats, populists and silver republicans, receiving seventy-four votes out of a total of eighty seven cast at the joint caucus last night. In Other States. Boston. Jan. 15.—Senator George F. Hoar has been unanimously named as candidate for United States senator by the caucus of republican senators of Massechusetts. Mr. Hoar has been a member of the senate since March, 1877. The democrats of the house and senate, in joint caucus, nominated Rieu ard Olney. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 15.—The present legislature will elect United States Senator James H. Berry (dem.) to succeed himself. TIN PLATE DIVIDEND. New York, Jan. io.—The directors of the American Tin Plate company have declared a dividend of 8 per cent on the common stock, payable quarterly. NEVILLE'S CONDITION CRITICAL. Washington, Jan. 15. —Congressman Neville of Nebraska had two more hemorrhages to day aud is in a precarious state. NO PARK AT - THIS SESSION Speaker Henderson Puts His His Foot Down. NO BILL CAN COME UP Minnesota Delegation Had Hoped for a Compromise. SHIP SUBSIDY BILL IS DEAD Senator Hanna AY ill Withdraw it Before the End of ThU . Week. " ■ • From Th« Journal Bureau, Boom 45, JPo*t Building, Washington. Washington, Jan. —Speaker Hender son has killed: all proposed national park legislation for this session. Several mem bers of the Minnesota delegation called on him yesterday afternoon to arrange ;if possible for a day for bringing up the bill providing for a commission to investigate the proposition for a park ;at the head waters of the Mississippi. Mr. Henderson shocked his callers by announcing that under no circumstances would he permit any park bills to come up at this session. Should he open the gate for one he would have to open for all, and important tim •. would be consumed on matters which are not of general interest or importance. This decision would seem to render un necessary the proposed conference of Sen ator Nelson and Representatives Morris and Eddy, who were to get together to morrow to try and agree on a program which would remove Mr. Morris" objection to the pending park bill. That opposi tion removed it was thought the bill coul4 be brought up any time by unanimous consent, but the speaker's announcement has sent all these gentlemen to grass. Speaker Henderson has received in all something like a hundred gavels. Each and every one of them has some historic legend connected with it. The speaker keeps them all as interesting souvenirs of his occupancy of the chair, but as a rul« he uses the regulation wooden mallet which is his badge of office. . Recently, however, he received a gavel * manufactured from the mahogany, flag staff from which the . Spanish ensign, floated during the siege of Manila. Colonel I McCaskey of the Fourteenth infantry was :.." the donor. When that flag was pulled down r,-; the stars and stripes were run up for the ?| first. time in the principal city of the l Phil- ' ippines. Out of that flag staff the gavel was manufactured and it was that gavel v . which the speaker used in calling the house ' to order to-day. -.■.".*; ■:'-;". ■■'■'.: '^i \H It is expected that within two days or, at , ; the : latest by the en of this week, Sen ator Hanna will formally withdraw ■ the ■< subsidy bill from consideration at this ses sion. ■• ;- ■ - "',.'* It is well known that the debate on the army reorganisation bill is being pro- .? longed by senators who oppose the sub- 11 sidy scheme and who have perfected an ■ ■ organization which , will not only defeat -C the pending subsidy bill ultimately but im peril other more important matters, the ;[ appropriation bills among them, perhaps. Senator Hanna has been unwilling to ad mit that the anti-subsidy forces have the strength claimed by their leaders, and it has been his policy until now to press forward with a bold air, treating the oppo sition with indifference and disdain. Now, however, he begins to realize that by pressing his pet measure, which he is told frankly by sympathetic friends cannot pass, he is endangering necessary legisla tion and paving the way for an extra ses sion. It is confidently predicted by mem bers of the house committee on merchant marine and fisheries that all subsidy legis lation for this session will be off by the close of the present week. John Goodnow spent several hours this morning with Senator Allison at the lat ter's request. The Chinese situation was gone over fully and Senator-Allison said he never before had had so thorough and satisfactory a view of the case. Later in the day Goodnow spent an hour with Sec retary Hay. Goodnow's reception in Washington has been remarkably cordial and hearty. From the largest to the smallest every man he has met has showered high compliments upon him. Already he has had lone con ferences with many leading senators and representatives at their request and with leading public officials outside of congress. His home coming has amounted to an ova tion. Not during the present administra tion has such marked attention and re spect been paid a returning civil officer. To-day Goodnow declined the invitation from the Ecumenical Council of the Meth odist church now in session in New York, for an address on the night of Jan. 15, on "The Church in China." Th's is a sub ject to which Mr. Goodnow ha.s promised to address himself at Wesley church, Min neapolis, early in February, and he did not feel at liberty on this account to ac cept the Xew York invitation. The most carefully prepared speech which Mr. Goodnow will make while in this country will be the speech at the banquet in his honor in Minneapolis. His subject will be "World Politics and Poli tics in China," and he will put into the address everything he has which will serve to illuminate the topic. His ob servations at Shanghai will be liberally drawn upon and will be interspersed with comment. The address will last for an hour or more, and will probably be in demand in all parts of the country by those who are making a study of the Chinese question. » Secretary Gage sent to congress to-day a report on the emoluments of customs officers throughout the United States for the year ending June 30. It shows that Collector John Peterson, collector for the district of Minnesota, received $4,119, while Levl M. WiUcuts, collector at Du luth, was paid the maximum allowed by law, $4,500. Other collectors in the north west received the following amounts: Burlington, $447.30; Council Bluffs, $557. --75; Dea Moines, $754.37; Dubuque, $1,214. --88; La Crosse, $350; district of Montana . and Idaho, $4,500; district of North and South Dakota, $3,000; Sioux City, $1,016. Among the papers transmitted to the Benate in response to Senator Pettigrew'a resolution relating to the Siss^ton and Wahpeton payment was a telegram from Congressman Burke in which me stated that Senator Hanna had recommended th«