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WILL NOT RETRACT
MILES LIKELY TO STAND BY HIS
About Commtiury Supplies—Now Pre-
paring a Paper That Will Substantiate
All He Has Said—General Ob
Je«tH—Will Auk the Commanding Gen
eral If He Has Been Correctly Quoted.
Then He Will Demand a Full Investi
gation of All the Charges.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—Unless Gen
eral Miles retracts the statements con
cerning the fresh meat furnished the
army attributed to him by a Cincinnati
paper or denies the authenticity, a court
martial may follow for either himself
or Commissary General Eagan. Sup
ported, he declares, by the reports of 15
regimental commanders and others,
General Miles is not at all likely to
make any retraction or denial, but it
is understood he has in course of prep
aiation a paper which is intended to
substantiate the statement which he is
reported to have made. It is evident,
therefore, that a very serious crisis has
been reached in the relations of the
major general commanding the army
and the commissary general. Friends
of General Eagan say he feels that there
can be but one outcome— the
Trial by Court martial
of either himself or General Miles, pro
vided the latter fails to make a signed
statement to the secretary of war deny
ing every word he is alleged to have
When seen, General Miles declined to
make any statement whatever for publi
cation concerning the matter, but it is
understood that he will not retract what
he has said. He has made a careful in
vestigation of the beef question, and his
statements before the war commission
some days ago were fortified by reports
from regimental commanders and sur
geons. It is presumed by those close to
him that General Miles proposes to
make a statement to the secretary of
war concerning the condition of the
meat furnished his army, and that such
action may be taken in the premises as
may be deemed proper.
18 AFTER MILES.
Commissary General Eagan Objects to
References to His Department.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. General
Eagan, commissary general of subsis
tence, gave out the following statement
in reference to his contemplated action
on statements made by General Miles
concerning commissary supplies fur
nished the army:
"General Eagan has referred to Gen
eral Miles the published article pur
porting to be an interview with General
Miles in regard to the military supplies,
asking whether the statements attrib
uted to him (General Miles) were made
by him, or any of them, or which of
them, or to what extent the statements?
are correct. General Eagan does not
propose to discuss this very serious mat
ter in the public press, but has asked,
first, if General Miles avows or dis
avows this interview, and has also asked
the investigating commission for a true
copy of the statements (that were not
sworn to) made by General Miles
before it. General Eagan has also
asked the investigating commission to
be called before it for the purpose of
rebutting and refuting the statements
alleged to have been
Made By General Miles
and published in the press to an
swef these or any statements made by
General Miles, under oath, and espec
ially and particularly to meet the al
leged* charge of furnishing anything
whatever, under pretense of experi
ment. General Eagan is of the opin
ion that the propter place to discuss the
merits of this matter is before the in
vestigating commission, and before the
courts, civil and military, where the
widest latitude will be given to all
concerned where the conduct of Gen
eral Miles and the conduct of General
Eagan, under oath, may have the full
est, most exhaustive examination and
analysis, concerning any or all charges
that may be brought by either, to the
end that justice shall be done. In view
of this already inaugurated action, Gen
eral Eagan deems it unmilitary and im
proper to make charges against anybody
whatever in the service, but thinks the
law, military and civil, is ample to be
invoked in the cause of truth and jus
tice. General Eagan contents himself
with a complete denial of the statements
alleged by General Miles."
IN THE PRESIDENT'S HANDS.
Treaty of Paris Delivered by the Peace
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—The members
of the Paris peace commission reached
here about 5 o'clock and visited the
president at the White House, when .he
received from Chairman Day one of the
two duplicates of the/ Paris treaty.
Secretary of State Hay said the treaty
would be sent to the senate immedi
ately upon its reassembling after the
T3HANKS TO M'KINLEY.
Citjr Council of Havana Grateful For Food
For Needy Poor.
WASHINGTON, Pec. 26.—The following
has been received here from Havana:
"McKinley, president of the United
States: The city council in solemn ses
sion h£s resolved, in the name of the
people of Habana, to return its warmest
thanks to you for the contribution sent
in lid of the needy poor.
MARQUIS ESTABAN, President.
Dec. 26.—It is said that Cardi
nal Satolli will visit the United States
early in th* new year. At the Vatican
itis^ fitted that hie eminence con-.
Vfttftessuch a trip, but all/ iawfawa
are gravely aasured that it ia due en
tirely to the urgent call* of piflvtfte bus
ARE OPPOSED TO WEYLER
Liberals Fear He Will Try For Sagasta's
LONDON, Dec. 26.—The Madrid corn*
spondent of The Standard says: Senor
Sagasta's illness has brought to a stand
still the political crisis and the nego
tiations for the reorganization of the
Liberal party. Many Liberals are op
posed to General Weyler's becoming
minister of war, because they fear he
will aspire to succeed Sagasta as leader
of the party. £1 Liberal publishes an
interview with Weyler, in the course of
which he is represented as declining to
giveany information regarding the crisis,
but as insisting upon the necessity for
a strong government. Such a govern
ment could not, he said, be drawn from
a party led by Senor Silvela. General
Weyler hinted that the country would
run great risks unless power was placed
in the hands of a Sagasta-Weyler coali
The Bank of Spain has declined to
make advances on Philippine and Cuban
bonds and has asked a supplemental
guarantee for previous advances owing
to the decline in the Value of the bonds:
The government has arranged with
Madrid and Barcelona bankers to ad
vance the amount needed for the serv
ice of those bonds in January.
LEFT IT TO OTIS.
War Department Concludes to Trust His
Judgment as to Iloilo.
WASHINGTON. Dec. $6.—The adminis
tration has determined to confide to the
judgment and tact of General Otis, in
command of the United States forces in
the Philippines the question whether our
troops shall be dispatched to Iloilo,
where recent Spanish reports have
stated that a sanguinary confliot is in
progress between the insurgents and
the remaining Spanish troops. Some
days ago General Otis asked the war
department if any precise instructions
were to be given in his dealing vifith the
situation at Iloilo. The matter was
.fully canvassed by the president and
Secretary Alger, and as a result the de
cision was reached to let General Otis,
on the ground, deal with the situation
by the exercise of his own discretion.
The reply M~as sent to General Otis sev
eral days ago, and it will be for him to
decide whether a United States force
shall go to Iloilo and how many men
will constitute the force.
Estimated by the Commission It Will Cost
NEW 5TORK, Dec. Z6.—The prelimi
nary report of the Nicaragua canal com
mission, consisting of General Haines,
Admiral Walker and Professor Haupt,
has been completed and will be read be
fore the senate committee either ^during
the Christmas recess of eongres9 or im
This report will give many details of
construction in regard to the proposed
route and will give a close figure on the
entire cost of the undertaking, as far as
human ingenuity can foresee. The
total amount of excavation will be not
less than 125,000,000 yards. The esti
mated cost is $135,000,000, which almost
agrees with the figures of General Lud
low's report of 1896.
Disease So Prevalent in New York City as
to Cause Serious Alarm.
NEW YORK, Dec. 23.—The epidemic
of grippe is still in marked evidence.
There was one less death from influenza
in the boroughs of Manhattan and the
Bronx for the statistical day ending at
noon than were reported for the previ
ous day, but on the other hand there
wert as many from bronchitis and more
from pneumonia. Many of the reoent
deaths from pneumonia have meen indi
rectly due to the gfippe. Furthermore,
physicians olaim that the prevalence of
the grippe, with the consequent general
weakening of the system, causes an in
crease in mortality on all lines.
The deaths from all diseases reported
numbered 16 more than the day before.
During the last four days, according to
the register of records of the health de
partment, the deaths from all causes
have meen 530.
DEATHS FROM INFLUENZA
Eighteen Fatalities in Twenty-four Hours
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23.—It is esti
mated that between 25,000 and 40,000
persons in this city are suffering from
grippe and doctors report the epidemic
on the increase. At the board of health
during the day six deaths were reported
to have occurred within the past 24
hours directly due to grippe and 12
other deaths were traced indirectly to
the same cause.
Reports received from Eastern Penn
sylvania and South New Jersey point to
an epidemic of the disease in those sec
Many 111 in Washington.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—From the
number of persons connected with the
various government departments and
large commercial houses who are ill it is
apparent that grippe is playing an im
portant part in the present health con
ditions in Washington. Of the 3,000
employes of the government printing
office 372 were away on sick leave dur
ing the day, and of the 2,000 in the bu
reau of engraving and printing 235 were
St. Paul Has It Bad.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 28.-—The grippe is
quite prevalent in St. Paul at present,
physicians estimating the number of
victims at 3,000. There have been no
deaths resulting directly from the dis
ease, but the epidemic leaves the patient
in such a weakened state and condition
that other diseases are likely to set in
and cause fatal results.
Twenty Deaths In Brooklyn.
NEW YOBK, Dec. 28.—The health au
thojriti«iMof 9HK^lyn( report that dur
ing" the 24 hour* preceding 10 o'clock'20
deaths fromqfrippe and pneumonia oc
curred. The number of cases is in
creasing rather than diminishing.
NEED NEW TREATIES
SENATOR FRYE FAVORS FRESH COM
PACTS WITH SPAIN.
Snwe Features of the Old Agreements
Wave Become Obsolete—All Rests With
Congress—Government Mot Committed
Regarding Disposition of Territory—Na
tional Body Can Do Anything With
It That It Sees Fit.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—Senator Frye
talked to a reporter with respect to the
conditions attending and resulting from
the peace negotiations.
With respect to the frequently re
peated statement in press dispatches
that the sentiment of this' powers, with
the exception of England, was opposed
to the United States and looked with
disfavor upon the attitude of this gov
ernment in dealing with Spain, Senator
"I saw no evidence of such sentiment
existing outside of France, and in
France that sentiment appeared in the
press, which does not reflect the senti
ment of the nation nor of the people
"Do you think there will be an early
restoration of cordial relations between
Spain and the United States?"
"I think that verv soon after the rati
fication of the peace treaty and the
restoration of diplomatic relations there
will be no difficulty about negotiating
commercial treaties and a treaty for the
release of prisoners and such other mat
ters directed toward the perfect restora
tion of diplomatic relations between the
two governments. I do not believe that
the Spanish government will be at all
Keep Up Unfriendly Peeling
between the two governments. The
making of new treaties adapted to the
present conditions would be better than
would be the restoration of the old
treaties, some features of which were
"What has been published with re
spect to the treat of peace seems to in
dicate, does it not, that this govern
ment is not committed by these nego
tiations with reference to the future
disposition of the territory, the Spanish
sovereignty over which has been re
"It indicates very strongly that this
government is not committed in any
way whatever with respect to the dis
position and government of these isl
ands. If we are in mine enough to do
so, we might give them all back to
Spain after the ratification of the treaty.
If we are fool we might divide them up
among the other foreign powers. The
whole matter is left in the hands of
congress. Congress can make any dis
position of the islands it sees fit. The
ratification of the treaty will not in any
way curtail any privileges of ours in
PEACE PACT PROGRAMME.
The Treaty Will Be Submitted to the'
Senate on Jan. 4.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—The peace
treaty will take the following course:
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, it will be sub
mitted to the senate by President Mc
Kinley, accompanied by a brief note of
transmittal. It will be referred to the
senate committee on foreign relations
and will be discussed by that committee
in secret session.
Within a few days thereafter it will
be reported to the senate favorably, be
cause a large majority of the committee
is expansionist in character, while the
first two members of the committee,
Davis and Frye, were members of the
peace eommittee. The treaty will, be
discussed by the senate in secret "session
for an indefinite period.
It will be ratified probably this ses
sion. Should it not be ratified before
March 4, an extra session of the new
senate will be immediately convened
for the purpose of disposing of the
treaty, and it will be ratified by that
Provides for Thirty Thousand Regulars
and Fifty Thousand Volunteers.
•WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—The bill for
the increase of the regular army which
the minority of the house committee on
military affairs will offer as a substitute
for the Hull bill, was drawn by Repre
sentative Hay of Virginia, and is now
in the hands of the war department,
where an estimate is being made of the
cost of such a military establishment as
it provides. The bill, as drawn, pro
vides for a standing army of 30,000,
12,000 artillery, 8,000 infantry, 6,000
cavalry and engineer, ordnance and sig
nal corps and general staff. To meet
the existing exigency for troops in
Porto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines,
Hawaii and the Ladrones, the
bill provides that the president
may issue his proclamation for 50,000
additional volunteer troops to be en
listed for two years. These latter
troops are te be commanded by officers
appointed by the president. The or
ganization is to be the same as in the
regular army, the strength of the differ
ent arms of the service to be determined
by the present. The present volun
teers are to mustered out within 00
days after th&naapage of the act, but
volunteer organizations now in the ser
vice shall be given preference for en
listment in the new volunteer army if
they so elect within 15 days,
The bill provides that no regular army
officer who was in the army prior to the
war with Spain shall be mnstered out
of the service.
For the Chinese Kailwa*.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.— Ambassador
Hllitary and Naval Expedition Is Now on
Its Way From Manila.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—The adminis
tration has taken measures to safeguard
American interests in the city of Iloilo,
on the island-of Panay, one of the Phil
ippine group, and a military and naval
expedition is now on its way from
Cable advices, have been received here
from General Otis, commanding the
military forces in the Philippines, and
Admiral Dewey, commanding the naval
forces there, showing that they are act
ing in concert In the matter. General
Otis reported that he had dispatched
two regiments and a battery of artillery
to Iloilo on army transports, and Ad
miral Dewey notified the navy depart
ment that the cruiser Baltimore had
stiled from Manila for the same place,
'it is explained that these officers are
acting upon their own discretion in the
matter and that no official advices have
been received here to indicate that there
is any unusual lawlessness in Iloilo.
Several days ago it was reported by way
of Madrid that the Spanish forces in
Iloilo had been attacked by the insur
gents and had driven them back with
heavy losses but this report lacks official
confirmation. The United States expe
dition is more in the nature of a pre
caution, but will take active measures
for the suppression of lawlessness if the
condition of affairs require it.
DEATHS AT MANILA.
Mqjor General Otis Makes a Report to the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—The follow
ing cable message has been received at
the war department from General Otis
Following deaths since last report:
Dec. 15, Frank N. House, private, Com
pany C, First .Nebraska, drowned in
Pasig river, accident Dec. 18, Marwin
W. Carleton, sergeant, Company JE,
Thirteenth Minnesota, gunshot wound,
accident Dec. 19, Fred Taylor, private,
GompanyL, First-^Nebraska, typhoid
fever Dec. 20, Frank C. Hapden, pri
vate, Company D, Fourteenth infantry,
ulcer of stomach J. D. Wilson, private,
Company L, Twenty-third" infantry,
smallpox David I. Saunders, private,
Company I, First Colorado, smallpox
Nov. 29, Ole G. Hagberg, sergeant,
Company D, First Idaho, exhaustion,
following typhoid fever, not previously
QUIET AT SANTIAGO.
Christmas Passed Without Local Disorder
of Any Kind.
SANTIAGO, Dec. 26. —Christmas has
passed without local disorder. There
were few private dinners given to cele
brate the day among the Americans as
most of them prepare to hold their
festivities later. Three companies of
Uuited States troops guarded the city,
as a precaution against possible disturb
ances, some of the Cuban negroes hav
ing made threats against Spaniards and
Spanish property. But the night went
LATE MARKET REPORT.
DPLUTH, Dec. 27.
WHEAT—Cash, No. 1 hard, «6%C No.
1 Northern, 64%c No. 3 Northern, 60%c
No. 3, 57%c. To Arrive—No. 1 hard,
&7%G\ No. 1 Northern, 65%c December,
G4%c May, (57%c.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 27.
WHEAT—December closed at 65C
May, July, On Track—No'.
1 hard, 66}^C No. 1 Northern, 65O No.
Petersburg cabled the
secwtaryof,p£qte that heb^beenoffi
cially notified that a contract for'WjQOQk
ton* Qf rails for the Eastern Chinese
railroad has been awarded to the Penn
sylvania and Maryland company.
Sioux City Live Stoek.
Sioox CITT, la., Dec. 87.
HOGS—Market strong, 6S7CH higher.
Range of prioet, F3.95Q3.42IX.
Sales rang'-1at $4.80i5 10 for beeves
$1.75^8.85 for cows, bulls and mixed
18.5004.10 for stockera and feeders $3.50
04.15 for calves and yearlings.
tit. VAHI Union Stock Tardii
SOUTH 8T.PAUL, Dec. 87.
HOGS—Market 10@15c higher active.
Range of prices, $firstname.lastname@example.orgM.
CATTLE—Market for butcher cattle
quiet: stockera end feeders wanted.
Salos ranged at $,J.email@example.com for SOWS
$2.50@8.'76 for bulls: $&50@3 00 for heifers
$firstname.lastname@example.org for stockers.
SHEEP—Market for sheep and lambs
dull and light demand.
Sales ranged at $email@example.com for muttons
1000 cattlo, 25 sheep,
35 calves, 10.
CliUago Uuion Stock Yards.
CHICAGO, Deo. 27.
HOGS—Market active, 5@10c higher.
Sales ranged at $firstname.lastname@example.org for light
$email@example.com for mixed $firstname.lastname@example.org for
heavy $3.1FI@8.80 $3.50 for Yorkers.
Sales racged at
$email@example.com for beeves
$firstname.lastname@example.org lor cows and heifers $8.40@4.G5
for Texas steers: $email@example.com for stock
ers and feeders.
SIJEKP- -Market steady.
Sales ranged at $£.firstname.lastname@example.org for natives
Ckl«*KO Grain and Provisions.
CHICAGO, Deo. 27.
WHEAT—December, 66%C May, 68%O
CORN—December, 86@36^O May,
87^C July, 87«®87«c.
OATS—December, 8TT%@38HS May,87%
8-7MC July, 35%C.
chickens, 6(£6)£ ducks, 6@6^.
BUTTER—Creameries, 14S)90)4o dair
Wheat—No. 2, FI2O
21c to 28c Flax
Corn, 27c Timothy 80c Barley, 80O to
OOBINOTID BT M'BBIDB, THB AGOCBB.
AUSTIN PACKING HOUSB MABKBT.
Cows,8Ke to 8o Sheep, 8C to
$8.00 to $840.
vtnrfr-ooaaBonn A. V. RAMON.
Hard ooal» ST.79
Illinois coal, $4.85
ana block EOAIJL_$4J75Ie Hooking Taller. 15.00
MIS MWtti Will fwlU 1
0enaeleoal,$6.00 Wood. $1.80 per
jNMdt^OOpar sovd left waodT$U$ per eosdit
ednesday, Dec. ill,
Secretary of State Hay is laid up by
an attack of grippe.
A powder explosion at Hang Chow
killed 8,000 Chinese soldiers.
Colombia will grant a 6-year exten
sion to the Panama Canal company.
Dayton, O., physicians estimate there
are 5,000 cases of influenza in that city.
Fire at Maiden, Mo., destroyed 25
business houses and 2 residences. Total
loss about $80,000.
The Thirteenth Minnesota regiment
has been ordered home from Manila and
and will arrive about March 15.
Alex Nimick, one of the oldest and
best known steel and iron manufac
turers in Pittsburg, is dead, aged 78.
Miss Belle Hite attempted suicide on
a crowded street car at St. Louis by
drinking the contents of a bottle of car
bolic acid. She will die.
The Winona, Minn., normal school
investigation has begun. Much bad
blood is shown to exist between Presi
dent Shepard and Professor Freeman.
Thursday, Dec. 2».
Senator Allen has introduced a bill
for the establishment of the postal tele
A company, of which Alderman
Charles F. Gunther is president, will
erect a mammoth new coliseum at Chi
Seventeen of the brewing companies
of Baltimore have consolidated under
the name of the Maryland Brewing
The Merritt & Chapman company has
made a contract with the government
for the raising of the Spanish warship
Arthur A. Hall,
well known bicycle
trick rider, was instantly killed at
cuse, N. Y., by^being struck on the
head by a timber which fell six stories,
crushing his skull.
Congressman Stevens of Minnesota
has introduced the bill to amend the
election laws to provide that voting ma
chines shall hereafter be used at all
elections for members of congress.
Friday, Dee. 23.
Prince George of Greece has formally
taken charge of affairs in Crete.
M. Jules Cambon, French ambassador
to the United States, will probably be
transferred to Berlin.
The United States cruiser New York,
from Havana, has arrived at New York.
Admiral Sampson is on board.
Andrew Wanless, a well known lit
erary character of Detroit and poet'and
prose writer of no mean ability, is dead.
The- senate committee
lations has concluded its revision of bills
providing for a territorial government
Ethan A. Hitchcock of St. Louis, the
present ambassador for Russia has been
nominated to succeed Mr. Bliss as secre
tary of the interior.
Through fast mail service will be es
tablished between New York and Seat
tle by way of St. Paul over the Great
Northern, leaving St. Paul for the west
at 9 a. m.
Saturday, Dec. 24.
Countess Thun-Hohenstein, wife of
the Austrian premier, is dead.
Tommy Ryan of Syracuse defeated
Dick O'Brien of Boston at Hartford,
It is said that Whitelaw Reid will be
nominated as ambassador to Russia and
Secretary Bliss to England.
The British admiralty, it is reported,
has just placed orders for four warships
with shipbuilders on the Clyde.
A new combination of nm of the
leading rubber Sries in thefiftUnited
States is in course of organisation.
The French chamber of deputies
unanimously voted aYredit of 68,000,000
francs to complete the new artillery.
Percy M. Jaffray, center rush of the
Harvard university football team, died
at Cambridge, Mass., of spinal menin
Monday, Dee. 26.
The military force in the Sioux Indian
country in South Dakota is to be in
The United States will take posses
sion of Wake Island, in the
ocean for a cable station.
The Rock Island and the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy roads are likely
to be extended to the Pacific coast.
The United States troops have begun
a regular patrol of the city of Havana in
order to guard against possible disor
St. Patrick's Cathedral, the church of
the Bishop of Harrisburg Roman Cath
olic diocese, was ruined by fire Sunday
According to the Rome correspondent
of the London Daily News, King Hum
bert has signed a decree granting am
nesty to minor offenders in the recent
Tuesday, Dec. 87.
Dr. John B. Hamilton, former sur
geon general of the United States marine
hospital, is dead.
The American National Bank at Lima,
O., was robbed of $18,162, thecconibina
tion cf the safe being worked.
At Brookline, Mass., thirty children
were plunged into water by the break
ing of ice on a pond. Three were
A dispatch from Madrid says Emilio
Castellar, the distinguished Republican
statesman, orator and scholar, is pros
trated with a serious pulmonary catarrh.
The Sheffield Independent announces
"on the highest authority" that the Duke
of York will not go to tho United States
in 1899, contrary to reports that he might
The Filipino congress which hat been
in wiMion at MalalM, hat unexpectedly
adjourned, owing to the difficulty of
forming a constitution, (•gwinaldo'a
cabinet haa alao resigned.
NEWS IN MINNESOTA
Minnesota led in railroad construction
Major Schaeffer has been appointed
chief of police of Minneapolis.
Senator Nelson is suffering from the
grippe, but is not seriously ill*
Elevator E of the Consolidated com
pany at Duluth is to be enlarged.
Work will begin as soon as possible on
the new Norwegian Evangelical semii^
ary at Hamline.
An order has been issued discontinu
ing the postolfice at Oakel,. Waseca
J. H. Southall was taken'to Stillwater
prison Saturday to begin his term of ten
years for government time check swin
Christmas presents from the Thir
teenth to St. Paul friends were stopped
in the postof&ce to see if they were duti
For the first time in many years St.
Paul was without a municipal court,
Tuesday, Judge Hine being ill and Judge
E. F. Dodge, for 25 years with the St.
Paul and Duluth road and for the last
year with the Eastern Minnesota, has
been given the position of traffic man
ager of the Minneapolis chamber of
There was no formal graduation at
the close of the fall term at the Winona
normal school, but the normal board
has approved the recommendations that
diplomas be issued to six students who
have completed their course of stuty.
The Duluth legislative delegation met
with W. F. Phelps, president of the
normal school board, and talked over
the plans for the proposed Duluth nor
mal school. It was decided to ask an ap
propriation of $150,000 for the erection
of the building.
A notable social event occurred at
Rush City in' the golden wedding anni
versary of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Rohie,
who have been residents of that place
over 20 years. About 250 invitations
were sent out and the worthy couple
were the recipients of many elegant
A petition in bankruptcy has been
filed at Winona for Clements, Todd &
Greenleaf, of the defunct Fillmore
County bank. The liabilities are placed
at $85,000 and assets $5,000, exclusive of
Clements' Minneapolis real estate, val
ued at $20,000, on which it is hoped to
At Mankato Referee Flijttie has made
an order declaring the Lord Milling
company of Elysian a bankrupt, on peti
tion of three creditors of Elysian. The
liabilities are said to be above $20,000.
Mr. Flittie has also made an order dis
charging Trustee Somsen of Alfred L.
Bilber, aNew Ulm bankrupt. Thomas
J. Jones of Mankato has petitioned to
be declared a bankrupt.
Judge Webber, sitting at New UlmT
has decided that the Minnesota local
option law does not apply to Redwood
Falls and the other cities. This
means that the question of issning^
license in cities is exclusively within
the power of the city council, and that
the towns like Austin, Albert Lea and
others, which have been dry for many
ye^rs, could have been licensed.
It has been decided by the directors
to keep the next state fair open day
and evening next September. Secretary
Randall fcas busied himself on the pro
ject and finds that a majority of the di
rectors agree to it with enthusiasm.
The grounds will be lighted by eleotric
ity and the evening attractions wiU be
in keeping with the day features. With
the new half-mile track and athletic
field there will be an opportunity for
good racing under the electrics, bicyck
contests and other athletic events, and
fireworks will be made a card as they
are at many fairs with good effect.
State Educational Association in Session
at St Paul.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 28.—The 36th annual
session of the Minnesota Educational
association is in session this week in
this city. The programme is elaborate
and it is expected that the meeting will
be the most successful 'ever held in the
state. The general meeting will be
held at the Central Presbyterian
church, Exchange and Cedar streets,
and section meetings will be held in the
capitol, the high school and the Wind
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY.
A Wisconsin Woman Poisons Her Babe
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Dec. 28.—Oak
field, this county, was the scene of a
shocking tragedy in which Mrs. Will
iam Tanzer killed her 6-months-old
baby with strychnine and took the
poison herself. This failing to end her
life she secured her husband's razor and
cut her throat. The husband was away
at the time. The couple were young
and Tanzer says the relations of himself
and wife were happy. She had never
shown symptoms of insanity and there
was nothing as far as he knows to cause
her to commit her terrible act. Tem
porary insanity, it is thought, may have
caused it. An inquest will be held.
Died at His Golden Wedding.
OTTUMWA, la., Dec. 28.—Robert Fel
lows dropped dead here at the house of
his nephew, George Hall, at a dinner
given in commemoration of his 50th'
wedding anniversary. Mr. Fellows ha#v
just passed his 81st year. He came to
Ottumwa in 1867. His father was a
general in the Revolutionary war under
Shipping Copper fcy Rail.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 28.—A special ta
The Herold from Houghton, Mich.,
says: Practically every mine in the
lake eofper dtotoict is ihijplng oopper
by rail. This haa not boe* ^$6«m before^
since the French qrntijHlpir eoraered
MUpr and indicate* pfrenonnaj de-