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Senator Davis' Father t
$50 a Month, 4
Daniel Objects to a Vote on the Ca-
nal Bill Feb. ii.
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
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.
He Is Made Surveyor-General of
Logs in Minneapolis.
Other Appointments Do Xot Come
Very Fast—The»e Were
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
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
Saulpaugh No Longer the Baseball
Magnate of Minneapolis.
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. •
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.
[The Cry Grows Stronger: in
*. St. Paul.
Evans Men Greatly Encouraged by
This Demand.
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
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.
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
f^i i ' ' ** '-' s^^^rtC *^^^ j '■■ ■ <""""m^»h*
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
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.
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
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
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
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 '**"
He Will Be the Senator From
Legislature Ballots To-day in Sep-
arate Sessions.
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.
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
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.
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.
Washington, Jan. 15. —Congressman Neville
of Nebraska had two more hemorrhages to
day aud is in a precarious state.
Speaker Henderson Puts His
His Foot Down.
Minnesota Delegation Had Hoped
for a Compromise.
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«

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