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MINNEAPOLIS GROWTH.
Peculiar Methods, Employed to (Jive
the City a Mir Sliowiui? In the
Census, Suddenly Stopped.
A Deep Laid and Unscrupulous Plot
to Pad the Returns Al­
leged.
Sfiven of the Enumerators Arrested for
Entering Fictitious Names 011
Their Lists.
ST. PAVL, .Time 10.—The Pioneer Press
has four columns regarding census
frauds in Minneapolis. The main fucts,
however, are contained in the following:
At a quarter past p. m. .seven Minne­
apolis census enumerators were arrested
by Deputy United States Marshal W. S.
Daggett, assisted by ,T. H. Mason, and
brought before United Stntes Commis­
sioner MiCaiferty. in the Court block,
St. Paul, charged with fraudulent prac­
tices in the furnishing of names for the
United States census. The names of the
men arrested are Benjamin Aaron.
James Wood, Louis Hageman. Ed Jones.
Charles Knapp, W. H. Webber. Orrin
Plummer. Four ather warrants were
in the hands of Marshal Daggett, but
the men were not found.
On arriving in St. Paul, the prisoners
were taken directly to United States
Commissioner McCafferty's office, he
having come tither that they might be
admitted to bail, if prepared to offer
bonds. They were arraigned and all
pleaded not guilty and furnished bonds
in the sum of $500 to appear for exam­
ination Friday.
The scheme was unearthed by William
Pift Murray, formery city attorney of
St. Paul. An outline of the'plan of work­
ing is said to be as follows:
Over a month prior to the beginning
of the census enumeration a citizen's
committee was organized for a prepara­
tory survey of the field, Canvassers
were sent out at §2 a day over the entire
city, and the location of every vacant
house, the character of tenants
of every dwelling, and the situation of
every lot was duly reported and enrolled.
Lists of names were prepared in the
foreign languages most likely to be met
with, the christian name being arranged
in one column and the surnames in an­
other. tests being frequent in the
English, Gei-man and Swedish lan­
guages. With these sheets it was a
matter of ease to shift Christian names
from one surname to another and thus
create a fictitious personage, supply him
with a wife and if desirable, with a
whole family. With the list of vacant
houses and unoccupied rooms it was a
matter of trifling moment to furnish
him with a home and in some cases he
was located among a family already of
normal size so that one case is brought
forward where a house containing sis
teen people has been raised to twenty
sis by this patriotic but illy designed
plan.
In this way the returns from some dis­
tricts were a thousand names above the
proper returns, for it was easier for enu­
merators to make their salary by writ­
ing out lists in an office than by drudg­
ing from house to house. They were
pitiless enough in SOT E instances to pro­
vide the persons of uieir creation with
infirmities. Then there are the employ­
ment agencies, from one of which 4,000
names of men who had applied for
work within sis to eight months wem
obtained. From a tramps lodging house,
whereat "sleepers" were required to reg­
ister, 800 cognomens were gathered in,
and many of the 800 were provided with
wives and bairns.
MINNEAPOLITANS INDIGNANT.
Mass Meetings to Be Held—Newspapers
Boycotted.
MINNEAPOLIS. June 19.—A big meet­
ing was held at Masonic temple in Min­
neapolis at 1 o'clock p. m. to take action
with regard to the arrest of the Minne­
apolis census enumerators. The meeting
was red hot. and a committee of fifteen
was appointed to draft it-solutions to be
presented to the mass meeting to be field
at the armory in the evening.
The offices of The St. Paul Pioneer
Press and Globe have been thronged all
day with indignant citizens who with­
drew their patronage. It looks as if a
complete boycott of those papers will be
established here in consequence of the
arrest of Minneapolis enumerators.
ENGLISH PAPERS APPROVE.
The Anglo-German Agreement Regarding
Africa Gives General Satisfaction.
LONDON, June 19.—The Times, com­
menting on the cession of Heligoland,
thinks England fortunate in possessing
a bit of land, valueless to her, but which
has secured such adequate concession.
The Telegraph says the agreement
with Germany should be received thank­
fully in that so thorny a problem can be
solved honorably to both nations.
The Pest approves the agreement with
Germany in every particular.
Uerline*'8 Satisfied.
BERLIN, June 19.—The press of this
city very generally approves of the set­
tlement agreed upon by Germany with
England with regard to African affairs.
Both governments are congratulated
upon the amicable adjustment of all dis­
puted points, and the opinion is ex­
pressed that the sesult will establish the
best of relations between the two great
powers in the near future and gurantee
the continuance of peace.
Anti-Prohibition Party in Maine.
BANGOR, Me., June 19.—The dissatis­
faction among the Democrats owing to
the refusal of the Democratic state con­
vention to adopt a license plank in its
platform has culminated in a movement
to call a state convention and nominate
a candidate for governor. A call is
being circulated inviting all who believe
that the present prohibitory law is a fail­
ure and should be supersededby local op­
tion to meet in mass convention in this
city July 15.
St. Louis Population.
ST. LOUIS,Mo.,June 1.—Maj.Weigal,
local superintendent of census, says that
according to returns received up to a
late hour in the night, the population cf
St. Louis will be placed at 480,000.
MAN AND WIFE HANGED.
Murderous Nevada Couplo executed for
Mont Atrocious Crime.
ELKO, Nev., June 21.—The execution
of Joseph Potts and his wife Elizabeth,
for the murder of Miles Fuwcett, at
Carlin. on Jan. 1, ISStJ, took place heie.
Fnweett, who was about 70 years of age,
lived on a ranch a few miles from Car­
lin, where he had some stock and sevoial
hundred dollars in money.
HE SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED.
Potts' family stated that Fawcett had
settled up all his business and given
IVLrs. Potts a bill of sale for all his prop­
erty and had left for parts unknown.
In September, 1888, the Potts family
sold their property and that formerly
belonging to Fawcett, and removed to
Rock Spring's, Wyo. The body of Faw­
cett. partly decomposed and "with the
limbs severed from the trunk, was
found in January, 1889, by the caving
in of a dug-out cellar attached to the
house formerly occupied by the Potts
family. Tlu-y were brought hack to
Elko for trial. The jury returned a
verdict of murder in the first degree,
and the supreme court affirmed the
decision.
SPRECKLES YELLS FRAUD.
Tlie Sugar Ketiuer Says Customs Ofllcers
Discriminate in Fr.vnr of the Trust.
PHILADELPHIA, June 21. Claus
Spreckles, the sugar refiner, through his
attorney, has made formal complaint to
Secretary Windom that the New Yolk
custom house has been discriminating
in its polariziscopic tests of imported
German beet sugars in favor of the
sugar trust, and against the Philadel­
phia refiner, and to his detriment to the
amount of §10,000 on each cargo he im­
ports: He says: "I do not make a spe­
cific charge against any officer of the
custom.-'. 1 do not know a single indi­
vidual having anything whatever to do
with the examination or testing of
sugars at New York: but, in the face of
the evidence before me, 1 boldly assert
that we have been wronged, and call
upon the honorable secretary of the
treasury to protect us in this matter.
THOSE CENSUS FRAUDS.
The Seven Minneapolis Enumerators
Hound Over for Examination Aug. 20.
ST. PAVL, June 21.—The preliminary
examination of the seven enumerators
arrested for census frauds at Minneapo­
lis, occurred before Judge McCafferty in
this city. A change of venue was de­
nied and the da te of the formal examin­
ation set for Aug. 20.
Mount Shasta in Commotion.
READING, Cal.,June 21.—The disap­
pearance of Mount Shasta's peak is still
the subject of discussion. At Lower
Soda Springs, some fifteen miles distant
from the mountain, the water in ti
spring rose rapidly on Monday, over­
flowing the floor of the spring house. A
party just arrived from Pittsville says
the mountain on the east side indicates
considerable commotion. Large quanti­
ties of smoke and vapor are rising.
Presidential Nominations.
WASHINGTON. June 19.—The president
has sent to the senate the following nom­
inations: To be a commissioner in and
for the district of Alaska, to reside at
Sitka, Robert C. Rodgers, of California
to be agent for the Indians of the Chey­
enne river agency, in South Dakota, P.
P. Palmer, of South Dakota: to be
United states consuls, William Newell,
of Washington, at Managua, and E. D.
Ropes. Jr.. of Mass., at Zanzibar to be
postmaster at Alexandria, Minn., J. H.
Van Dyke.
Sisseton and Wahpeton Land*.
WASHINGTON, June 20.—A. S. Cross
field, of Brown's Valley, Minn., is in
Washington looking after the Sisseton
and Wahpeton bill. It is now on the
house calendar, having been passed by
the senate. It is on the union calendar,
and can be considered only by unnaimous
consent out of the regular order. It is
likely that Representative Gifford, who
is looking after the measure, will be aL
lowed to call it up within a week or two.
SOUTH DAKOTA'S STORM.
Additional Particulars More Painful Than
the First Reports.
HURON, S. D., June 21.—Additional
particulars from Tuesday night's storm
are more painful than first reports. The
loss of the Werger family of five persons
and Mrs. McElroy and her two daugh­
ters in the flood that swept down the
Little Cheyenne valley is confirmed, as
are also the two deaths from the cyclone
at Lebanon. Three other deaths are
reported. The storm came upon the
settlers while they were asleep and was
very sudden. It seems a miracle that
more fatalities did not occur. In less
than an hour after the cloudburst the
Little Cheyenne, which is usually shal­
low and almost dry, rose twenty-five
feet, and went rushing down the valley
carrying everything before it. There is
scarcely a house left in the path of either
wind or flood. The loss in live stock is
heavy, while the damage to crops is
very great. It was the worst storm ex­
perienced in the state, and had it passed
over a thickly settled portion the loss of
life and property would have been ap­
palling.
WIND AND HAIL.
VIROQCA, Wis., June 21.—The heav­
iest rain of the season fell here Wednes­
day evening. Fully six inches of water
fell within one hour. Nine-tenths of
the small bridges in the county are
washed away and much damage was
done to crops.
A severe wind and hail storm struck
the village of Highland and blew down
Cholvin's hardware store, upset several
barns and so damaged a large brick
building that the occupants had to aban­
don it. No one was hurt. The hail­
stones were as large as hen's eggs and
totally ruined the crops where they fell.
Hundreds of lights of glass were broken
by the win and hail.
AN ELEVATOR DESTROYED.
CASSELTON, N. D., June 21.—During a
heavy thunder storm which passed over
this place, the St. Anthony elevator at
Everest, three miles south of here, was
struck by lightning and burned, There
was about 3,000 bushels of wheat in the
elevator at the time, but two cars of
wheat were loaded from the burning
building.
Favor tbe Sltnond* Bill.
WASHINGTON, Hay 23.—Tbe house
committee on patents decided by a vote
of 6 to 2 to make a favorable report on
the Simonda international copyright bilL
TARIFF BILL COMPLETED
The Measure, Much Amended, Reported
Itaek to the Senate from the
Finance Committee.
Free Coinage 1511!. as Doctored Up,
Passed !y the Semite by a Vote
of to -.1.
Conference Report on the Anti-Trust
Bill Agreed to—Doinara of the
House.
WASHINGTON, June 19.—The tariff bill
was reported to the senate from the
committee on finance during the day.
No report has been prepared by the com­
mittee, and no estimate of the increase
in the revenue resulting from the
changes made. The understanding U"
that the bill will not be called up for
discussion until about July 1. A mem­
ber of the committee stated that the bill
as reported, with the exception of the
agricultural and wool and woolen sched
ules was the same, substantially, as the
finance committee's bill of 1888.
The tobacco schedule is unchanged.
In the sugar schedule the bounty of two
cents per pound is extenced to maple
sugar. No bounty is to be given for less
than 500 pounds of sugar annuallj'. A
penalty of $5,000 fine or less-, or not
more than five years' imprisonment, or
both, is provided for fraudulent applica­
tions for bounty.
The chief changes are in the earthen
ware, metal, agricultural and sundries
schedules, and the schedules of flax,
hemp and jute. The duty on boxed or­
ange:?. lemons and limes is reduced one
half (from the rate in the house bill)
barley,from 30 cents to 25 cents a bushel,
barley malt, from 45 to 40 cents: cab­
bages. from 3 to 1 cents each rye flour,
from If cents a pound to cent dried
peas, from 40 cents a bushel to 15 cents:
chocolate, from 3 cents to 2 cents a
pound: cleaned rice, from 2 cents to 14
cents a pound: uncleaned rice, from l|
cents to 1 cent a pound.
In the wool and woolen schedule the
specific rate on the lowest class of cloths
and yarns is raised ''To correct acknow­
ledged inequalities in the house bill." as
a member of the finance committee
phrases it.
In the metal schedule iron or steel
rails are reduced from $13.44 to §11.2S
per ton: cold polished iron or steel from
1] cents per pound to cents: gold
watches and gold watcli cases from 40
per cent, ad valorem to 25 per cent. The
duty on shot guns and revolvers 35 and
40 per cent, ad valorem, is changed to a
specific duty of 40 cents to $6 each, and
35 per cent, ad valorem. Nickel and
nickel alloy is reduced from 15 cents to
8 cents per pound.
In the wood schedule sawed boards are
reduced from $1.50 to $1 per 1,000 feet.
In the flax, etc., schedule, binding
twine is raised from 1} cents to 1| cents
per pound: cotton bagging is reduced
from 1 0-10 cents and 1 8-10 cents to
1 3-10 and 1 5-10 cents sisal or manilla
yarn is divided into two classes, one val­
ued at 5 cents per pound or less, on
which the duty is 2 cents per pound, the
other of greater value, on which the
duty is 40 per cent, ad valorem. In the
house bill both classes paid 30 per cent.
Vegetable hair and ramie, dutiable at
$4 a ton and 15 per cent, ad valorem, re­
spectively, are put on the free list.
In the sundries schedule, jewelry is
reduced from 50 per cent, ad valorem to
40 per cent. dressed feathers and downs,
from 50 per cent, to 40 per cent. osier
prepared for basket makers, from 40
per cent, to 25 per cent.: clay pipes, from
70 per cent, to 35 per cent. silk and al­
paca umbrellas, from 55 per cent, to 50
50 per cent. other umbrellas, 45 per
cent, to 40 per cent.: cork bark, 10 cents
per po"nd to 5 cents: manufactured
corks 15 cents per pound to 74 cents. A
minimum duty of 50 per cent, is pro­
vided for in the glove paragraph.
Paintings and statuary are taken from
the free list and made dutiable at 30 per
cent. Pearl and shell buttons are fixed
at 2 cents per line and 25 per cent, in­
stead of 4 cents per line, and all other
buttons, except agate, pay duty accord­
ing to the material composing them.
Among the articles added to the free
list are natural mineral waters, blue
clay for crucibles (from $1.50 per ton),
mica (from .35 per cent, ad valorem),
sponges (from 20 per cent, ad valorem),
sulphur (unenumerated), sulphur of coal
tar, tapioca, plants used for forcing un­
der glats.
THE SILVER BILL PASSED.
The Long Debuted Measure, Much
Amended, Finally Gets Through the
Senate.
WASHINGTON, June 19.—The silver bill
was debated in the senate Monday all
day, finally passing by a vote of 42 to
25. Several important amendments
were made, including one for free coin­
age. and another making silver certi­
ficates legal tender. The following is
the text of the silver bill as it passed the
senate so far as silver coinage is con­
cerned:
Section 1—That from and after the
date of the passage of this act, the unit
of value in the United States shall be
4the
dollar, and the same may be coined
of 4124 grains of standard silver, or of
25 8-10 grains of standard gold and the
said coins shall be equally legal tender
for ail debts, public or private that
thereafter any owner of gold or silver
bullion may deposit the same at any
mint of the United States to be formed
into standard dollars or bars for his
benefit and without charge, but it shall
be lawful to refuse any deposit of less
value than $100, or any bullion so b'uv
as to be unsuitable for the operations of
the mint.
Section 2—That the provisions of sec­
tion 3 of an act to authorize the coinage
of standard silver dollars and to restore
its legal tender character, which became
a law Feb. 28, 1878, is hereby made ap­
plicable to the coinage in this act pro­
vided for.
The provision in section one of the
act of Feb. 28, 1878, entitled "An act to
authorize the coinage of standard silver
dollars, and to restore its legal tender
character," which requires the secretary
of the treasury to purchase, at the mar­
ket price thereof not less than $2,000,000
of silver bullion per month, nor more
than §4.000.000 worth tier month of suoh
oun'ion, is nereoy repealed.
Section 4.—TU»t the certificates pro­
vided for in this act, and all silver and
gold certificates as already issued shall
be receivable for all taxes and dues to
the United States of every description,
and shall be a tegal tender for the pay­
ment of all debts, public and private.
Section 5.—The owners of bullion de­
posited for coinage shall have the oppor­
tunity to receive can, or its equivalent
in the certificates provided for in this
act, and such bullion shall be subse­
quently coined.
The title of the bill was so am ended
as to read, "An act to provide for the
free coinage of gold and silver bullion
and for other purposes."
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
'Che Semite.
WASHINGTON, Juno 10.—Mr. Morrill
reported the tariff bill to the stunto.
Mr. Frve. from the committer on com­
merce. reported the river and liarbor
bill, with a written report as to each
item.
The senate at 12:30 went into secret
session and the doors wore closed.
At 1:20 o'clock the doors were re­
opened and tlie conference report on the
anti-trust bill was represented and
agreed to. House bill extending' time of
payment to purchasers of land of the
Omaha Indians in Nebraska, with
amendments, was passed. Senate bill
granting the Rio Grande Southern Rail­
road company rignt, of way through
Fort Lewis military reservation, in Col­
orado, was passed.
The senate then began consideration
of the legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bill.
The House.
WASHINGTON, June 18.—The house,
after transacting minor business, went
into committee of the whole on the In­
dian appropriation bill. During the dis­
cussion the silver bill was brought over
from the senate, and Mr. Bland moved
that the committee rise to take some ac­
tion on the silver bill. The vote by tell­
ers resulted 94 to 105 (Mutchler and
Vaux, of Pennsylvania, voting with the
Republicans). Consideration of the In­
dian bill then proceeded.
ORIGINAL PACKAGES IN IOV/A.
State Courts Doing a Lively Business in
Making and Reversing Decisions.
DES MOINES,Iowa, June 19.—Thelowa
courts are reversing one anothers' orig­
inal package decisions very rapidly. Last
week two district judges rendered con­
trary decisions, one holding that anorig
inal package is an unbroken case just as
it is received from the consignor the
other that any sub-division of a case
would fulfil the requirements of the law.
Before the now famous original package
decision was rendered by the United
States supreme court the Iowa supreme
court had defined an original package to
be a flask, bottle, keg or barrel—any­
thing in which the goods were put,with­
out regard to the manner of their ship­
ment. Tuesday Judge Kavanagh, of the
Polk county district court, in the case of
The State vs. Chambers, overruled this
supreme court decision. Chambers im­
ported two cases, one containing a dozen
bottles, the other a keg filled with
liquor, Chambers admitted he had
drawn off the liquor from the keg into
quart bottles. In this condition the
liquor was seized, and Judge Kavanagh
has ordered the whole outfit condemned.
MORE PENSION CLERKS.
The Secretary of tlie Interior Wants a Big
Increase in the Force, Owing to the Lnto
Pension Legislation.
WASHINGTON. June 19.—The secretary
of the treasury has sent to the senate a
letter of the secretary of the interior
bearing a request of the commissioner
of pensions for an additional appropria­
tion for a clerical force. The commis­
sioner asks for twenty principal exam­
iners at $2,000 a year, thirty clerks at
$1,800, five clerks at $1.6000, 110 clerks
at $1,400, 100 clerks at $1,200, forty-five
clerks at $1,000, sixty copyists tit $900,
one private secretary to commissioner at
$1,800, two stenographers at $1,000, ten
messengers at $840, and fifteen assistant
messengers at $720 each. He also asks
the increase of certain salaries in his
office. These changes, he says, are
made necessary by the additional work
in prospect resulting from the enact­
ment of the recent pension legislation.
CAUSED BY A STRIKE.
Carnegie Mills Closed and 300 Men Shut
Out.
BEAVER FALLS, Pa., June 19.—The ex­
tensive steel mill of Carnegie, Pliipps &
Co.. have shut down on acconut of a
strike of the rod mill bundlers for an
increased wages. Their demand was
refused and the mill closed. Three hund­
red men are shut out.
Another Big Lottery Bid.
NEW ORLEANS, June 21.—Prosper
Amala, a prominent importer of this
city, telegraphed to Senator Numa at
Baton Rouge that he was authorized by
a Belgian and French syndicate to offer
the state $1,500,000 a year for a twentv
five-year charter for a lottery, on the
same basis as the Louisiana Lottery
company is operated.
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