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& W Mf" J? W MUST BE SETTLED Great Nnmter of Serious Prob lems Handed Down to This Administration. WASHINGTON, March 0.—Probably never before in Amoriean history had nit administration been obliged to facd at the very beginning of its asumption of power so many and important ques' tions affecting the foreign relations oi the United States as confront President McKinley and his premier, Secretary Sherman. All of these are important, and while some of them may be for time kept in the background, others, and those of the utmost gravity, are likely to force themselves upon the at tention of the new administration in such a persistent manner that they must be met promptly. In the list of open diplomatic issues are some old Teterans, questions that were running along in diplomatic time killing fashion •when President Harrison turned over the helm of the ship of state to Presi dent Cleveland, but the latter in his time, and with the best of intentions and in spite of the most heoric efforts, was obliged to add to the list and make new issues of his own that he was un able to bring to a conclusion before he in turn gave way to President Mc Kinley. Cuban Question Foremoat. Foremost and of the greatest interest to the people of the United States, be cause of the strife that is being waged under their very eyes, is the subject of our relations towards Cuba. For over two years the insurrection on the ever faithful isle has gone on and from the confusion of reports that reach the de partment of state it is not possible to accurately and surely ascertain the ex act conditions ot this struggle, which, as President Cleveland has stated in his messages to congress, has involved in itself interests of enormous value to citizens of the United States. It is un derstood to be the policy of the new administration to deal with this matter deliberately and not to undertake to depart from the policy with which it «o far been treated until our more Wf /rant internal financial affairs are KfljUstod. But the subject is of an ex plosive nature and it is not safe to pre dict that through some overt and out rageous act of a subordinate among either the Spanisn forces, or in the in surgent lines (something like the Vir ginias affair for instance) the adminis tration will not be forced to depart from its plans and directs attention at short notice to this dangerous subject. The Hawal an Matter. i" One of the issues that has carried over from the Harrison administration, but which now stands in very different shape from that it held then, is the subject ot Hawaiian annexation. The citizens of the little island republic have come to look upon the Republi cans as their friends, and made ready in advance for the inauguration of President McKinley, they have begun a carefully prepared agit&tioii to further their ends in Washington. They will seek, with the aid of powerful friends in and out of congress, to induce the president to negotiate a new annexa tion treaty at the earliest possible mo ment, and while the desired annexa tion may be attained in short order if the president approves, to so arrange the details of the transaction as to avoid raising unpleasant issues with Great Britain, France and Japan, and losing •II reputation for consistency, will re quire the exhibition of diplomacy of a high order. Relattons With England. With the mother country—England —our relations are so founded on reas onable and mutual consideration, that there is no matter under consider ation which will not yield, in the end, to the usual methods of treatment. This is fortunate for the welfare of both countries, as some of the questions are of the greatest' im portance and are easily capable, if treated in a harsh and uncompromising spirit, of becoming the sources of rup ture. Of such is the Alaskan boundary question, and the proposed extension of the regulations for the protection of tht seals in Behring sea, in the former of which a treaty has been negotiated for the location of the 141st meridian, but leaving the most difficult phase, the drawing of the boundary line in the southeast, still subject to negotiations, of which some progress has been made. As to the protection of seal life in Behring sea, there are signs of unrest that indicate a necessity of early and decided action on the part of the state department. Backed by the highest kind of expert authority, Secretary Ol ney said at the close of his administration of the state de partment: "The fur seal herd is threatened with utter rum un less some changes are speedily made in the award regulations.'' Yet he was unable to induce the British govern* meat to make these, influenced us it was by a fear of the adverse effect upon the political status of British Columbia, the home of the seal pirates. As a senator, Mr. Sherman has clearlv indi cated his wish for the ratification of the general arbitration treaty, and President McKmley's inaugural ad dress leaves no room for d6ubt of the administration's policy. Mr. Sher man's senate record leaves no room to doubt that he will be found resisting sturdily all efforts to surrender our charge ef Samoa under the tripartite alliance which it is certainly the wish of Germany, but not of Great Britain, to terminate. frnp, thoA. M, MA bv drnttifti. I 1 T»r May CRUUI Storm. The final enactment of the now taril? bill may put a severe strain upon our relations with some of the great European powers, and first of t^ll, with Germany. It is understood to be the intention of congress to provide for ac tive retaliation upon the nations that have so unjustly barred American meat products from their markets, and among these, Germany is the chief of* fender. Complaints of the unwholesomeness of our meats have been responded to by the United States by the establish ment of the most rigid system of in spection, and wur challenges to pro duce evidence of the charges have re sulted in miserable failure on the part of the accusers to make their charges good. A long series of consular re ports make clear the fact that these charges are but subterfuges and that the real purpose is to exclude not only American meats, but any and all American products that threaten to compete with German and French and Belgian and Dutch agricul tural or industrial products. Were this sought to be accomplished openly by a tariff so high as to be exclusive the United States could not complain, for it might respond in kiud, but, as now applied, the prohibitive rules are clearly an unjust discrimination. Secretary Oluey also left to his suc cessor as an unpleasant legacy, the ne gotiations looking to an abatement of the restrictive regulations which have choked the life out of the American insurance companies, seeking to con tinue the profitable business they had built up with Germany. What Secre tary Sherman will do in this matter cannot be told. With France the administration starts unencumbered by diplomatic issues of moment, excepting so far as she may be involved with Germany in the settlement of the meat exclusion question. If, however, the general ar bitration treaty with Great Britain should be concluded, it is confidently expected that France will soon after seek to enter into a similar arrange ment with the United States which can be consummated Only With Great Diffl: ulty, owing to the radical difference between the judicial systems of the two coun tries. The conditions in Turkey are such as to require the greatest vigilance and circumspection. Heretofore our efforts have been confined strictly to guarding the interests of American citizens in that country and and it is safe to predict that this policy will be continued, so that there is little pros pect of a serious disagreement unless resistance is met to our demands for reasonable indemnity for the pecuniary losses suffered by our people during the Armenian uprising. M'KINLEY'S CABINET. President's Official Family Duly Con firmed—A Compliment to Sherman. WASHINGTON, March 6.—The presi dent sent the following nominations to the senate: Secretary of State—John Sherman of Ohio. Secretary of the Treasury—Lyman J. Gage of Illinois. Secretary of War—Russell A. Alger of Michigan. Attorney General—Joseph McKenna of California. Postmaster General—James A. Ga. of Maryland. Secretary of the Navy—John D. Long of Massachusetts. Secretary of the Interior—Cornelius N. Bliss of New York. Secretary of Agriculture—James Wi' son of Iowa. No objection was made to the nomi nations of any members of the cabinet, but, with the exception of the secre tary of state, they were referred to committees, to pay a compliment to Mr. Sherman. The senate then, without going out of executive session, took a recess un til 2 o'clock, when the remaining mem bers of the cabinet were confirmed. Simply to Call Attention. The first nomination taken up as soon as the senate reconvened was that of Mr. Gage to the secretaryship of the treasury. This nomination caused con siderable discussion, the silver men of the senate taking occasion to point out the position of Mr. Gage on the finan cial question. Silver senators who did the talking said they did not intend to interpose any objection to the confirm ation but they wanted to make it plain that while there were pleges made by the new administration for bimetallism the new secretary they said was a gold man. The other nominations were confirmed without debate. EMINENT MEN -r-"-.'• •.:.•^.•sts -.p^:r-T-g-,f1".':-* 1 PRESENT. Conference of Chariti-M and Correction* at New Oileana. NEW ORLEANS, March 6.—The na tional conference of charities and cor rections met here during the day. The members include many eminent think ers and practical workers in socialog lcal lines. Addresses of welcome were delivered by Governor M. J. Foster and by Mayor Walter S. Flower. Responses were made by Hon. J. H. Brackett of Maryland and Hon. Rich ard Guenther of Wisconsin. The pres ident of the conference, Alexander Johnson, made some introductory re marks, stating the hope and aims of the conference and outlining the great possibilities of its future attainments. Hon. Robert Treat Paine of Boston, spoke on "The Newer Charity, its Methods and Its Aims." President Gillman of Johns Hopkins university spoke on "The Problems of the Great Cities." All Qii.at at i.itvana. WASHINGTON, March (5—Secretary Olney received the loilowing cab.e gram from Havana dated March a: All quiet. No excitement here now. I hope to secure prompt trial of a:l Americans imprisoned. Those found innocent to be released, and those guilty sent out of the island. LKE. Dc!•.,! 1 TRAINS AND PASSENGERS. Difficulties oi Kaflroariing In (.'renting'.—On tlie Dakota Division. From Saturday's Dally. Reports from the east are to the effect that the road wae drifted worse by the storm of Friday than by almost any preceding storm of the winter, especially as repurds the cuts in the viciDity of Alts, a few miles east of Valley City. No. 1 has been held at Wheatland nearly a day and a half awaiting the opening of the road, and No. 2, which arrived here nearly ou time—7.30 a. m.—Friday morning, left for the east this afternoon, after waiting here 30 hours. Today's No. 2 arrived at 3.45 p. ui., having been tied up all day at Steele. This has two coaob loads of passengers from Bismarok, mostly members of the legislature returning home. The train had three engines. The Northern train has been stuck be tween Edmunds and Melville sinoe Thursday night. Mrs. Hudson is said to be on board with the body of ber son who froze to death recently at Brins made. She also has the body of his little girl, who died about six months ago, both being taken back to Canada to be buried together. Traveling men on the train are anxious for relief, or to get to the main line of the Northern Pacific or Soo. There are some fifteen traveling men at Carnngton. 11 red by Gladstone. LONDON. n-cli 6.—Mr. Gladstone has sent uowing telegram to The Daily Ci. -»ts "To expel the Greeks from Crete and to keep as police the butchers of Armenia will further deepen the disgrace of the powers." Naval Demonstration Planned. ATHENS, March 6.—The cabinet sat till 1 a. m. and it is reported that it has been decided to take measures of great importance, include a naval demonstration the Macedonian coa-t. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. THE BEST SALVE in the world foi Cuts. Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 26 cents per box. For sale by Wonneberg & Avis. OBJECTIONABLE PHRASES. Turks Think the Note of the Powers Meeds Some Explanation. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 6. The Turkish government has called the at tention of the ambassadors of the pow ers to two declarations contained in their note to the effket that Crete will not be annexed to Greece "at the pres ent juncture," and that an "autouo* mous regime" will be conferred upon the island. The Turkish ministers wish for further explanation of the words "present juncture" and an "au tonomous regime."- They want pre cise definition of the terms. Bid ELEVATOR BURNS. Nine Hundred Thousand Bushels ot Grain Destroyed at Peoria, Ills. PEORIA, Ills., March 6.—Union Ele vator No. ii, the property of the Bur lington road, with a capacity of 1,000,* 000 bushels, was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin, with its contents of 900,000 bushels of grain. The loss it estimated at close to $350,000. The grain was owned by several firms in this city, T. A. Grier & Co., being the heaviest holders. Bad Fir* at Worcester. WORCESTER, Mass., March 6.—One of the worst fires ever known in this city started early in the morning in a new building, 30ti to 312 Main street. A number of firemen were badly in jured, two are reported to be dead in the ruins, and property variously esti mated to be worth from $860,000 to $400,000 was destroyed. Daughter ef Revolutionary Soldier. CLINTON, la., March 6.— Mrs. Chaun- cey Lamb, wife of Cliutou's million aire lumberman and mother of the Lamb family, died, aged 77. She was native of New York state, and daugh ter of a Revolutionary soldier. Weyler Arrives In Havana. HAVANA, March 6. —Captain General Weyler has returned from Caibarien. He specifically denied to the Associated Press that he had resigned, adding that he had never even contemplated it. Three-Cent Street Car Fare. INDIANAPOLIS, March 6.—The house has passed a 5-cent street car fare bill which applies to Indianapolis alone. The bill has already fussed the senate and the governor will sign it. Mine Explosion Injured Many. HUNTINGTON, Ark., March 6.—Mine 44 of the Kansas and Texas Coal com pany of this place exploded, burning 85 men, all of them seriou.sl and some fatally. When you plant seeds, plant everywhere Detroit --'v-• 1 A 50*» ARSftl.IITRr,? Telephone oO. 1 BESTurhamInsideaeach with a big B. Blackwell's Genuine Bull Is In class by Itself. You will find one coupon two ounce bag, anil two cou pons Inside each four ounce bag: of You've seen stoves that you had to crawl right up to, to feel the heat, 110 Blackwell's Genuine Durham Smoking CUREX0n5TJ»TIQ fiiriRllTOTn IA Shin Toaster.... matter how much coal there was in it. But that wasn't the stove's fault the trouble was all in the coal. It's hard to tell the difference be tween old coal and new coal but there's no heat in old coal. My 5tock is the New Kind, Only dug a short time, and contains the original heat giving carbon. So, if you want to be sure of the best, buy your fuel from me. I have all kinds of Hard Wood and will saw it to any desired length. BRADLEY ANSWERS. Sena* Fainted K«ply to Telegram* I rmii Mark HUIIIIM. FRANKFOKT, Ky., March 6.—Gover nor Bradiey yesterday afternoon wrote and tiled the lollowiug dispatch to Mark Hanna at Washington "I stated iu The Commercial Tribune more thau two mouths ago that 110 ses sion would be called until after March 4. I told you that a session would be had immediately after that date, heuce your dispatch of today urging me to call a session immediately is unwar ranted. The session will be called to morrow, and the fact will be influenced alone by what I conscientiously bel.eve to be the best iuterest of the public service." This telegram was the result of sev eral dispiitciies receiwd by the gov ernor from Mr. Hanna since the latter has been in VVasniii.^ton 111 which rii*s latter urged hiln to act 111 the senator ship matter. KHiUEU T1IA.N A MASTODON. Ketnaiti* of Miintinonlh Aiiim 1 wwf «"7"T 1 Tobacco Buy a bag of th Is celebrated tobacco and read be coupon— which gives a listof valuable presents and how to get them CAItlAPIIG ALL DRUGGISTS CMeorCa»earet« are the Ideal Laxa aUuUllUiuuI UUAnAlUuuv**ran tire, nerer rrip or rripe.bnt rame can natural regatta. Sam-i Moa:i(l booklet free. Ad. STERLING REMEDY CO., Chirnro. Montreal. Can., or New York. an. •0 GEORGE LUTZ. FWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwWWWWWWWWWWW I John McCulloch Lumber Comp'y. Lumber, Coal, W ood Good Goods and Full Weights and Measures. G. E. STORMS, Manager. Foun in lixlitui i. KOKOMO, Ind., Id arch 0.—A Ran" of ditchers 011 the Alexander lirahani farm, eight miles east of this city, have unearthed the remains of a gigan tic prehistoric animal of ail unknown species. One half of the lower jaw of the mastodon (or whatever it is) re mained intact, showing a row of teoth that are 12 inches in length. From the formation and general appearance, the jaw was nearly four feet in length. Bones from other parts of the body were also dug up. The bones indicate that. the animal was larger thau the ordinary mastodon. The jaw and teeth are in a good state of preservation, but the other parts went into dost as soon as exposed to the air. AUCTION SALE O. V. White will sell at Public Auction in JAMESTOWN, MARCH 13, all his Farm Implements, Horses, Cattle, Household Goods, Furniture and Grain. The Improved Farm, located on 22-145-(3, five miles east of James town, For Sale or Rent. Entire farm under cultivation has good house, surrounded. by trees, excellent well with windmill stables, etc. For further particulars enquire of J. J. LATTA, James River National Bank, Jamestown, N. D. OSCAR J. S'EILER, Insurance, Collections, And Ileal Estate. Office In Doolittle Block, JAMESTOWN, N. I). 'ir ••i ti. •,•!,.( v., •.,«••••••. i:.':^-, .. •, •',... :.-. j..' jn, it "', RUNS THROUGH CARS TO St. Paul, Miiineapols Dnluth, Fargo, Grand Forks, Winnipeg. To HELENA BUTTE SPOKANE TACOMA SEATTLE PORTUND ATLANTIC MAIL, No.2—Arrivesat5:15a. m. departs at 5:20 a. m., daily. WAY FREIGHT NO. 60—Leaves 9:80 a. M. dally except Sunday. Carries passengers. JAMKS UTBB VA1LII B. il—South Bubl^ Mixed t'l ain leaves for LaMoure and Oakes Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m. and arilves Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p. in. JAMESTOWN & NORTHERN. Mixed train leaves for Carrington-and points on tlie Soo—and Leeds—and points on the Great Northern-Monday. Wednesday and Fri day at 8:00 a 111. 'm 'V v- ,'" r^V V' 't I Pullman Sleeping Cars Elegant Dining Cats •TOURIST "IiiiiiiE|PM|G|I1I? TIME 8CHKPDM. NORTHERN PACIFIC—W«Hlt B«»d. PACIFIC MAIL, No. 1—Arrives at 7:00 a, M. departs at 7:05 a daily. WAT FREIGHT, NO. M—Arrives at i:00P. daily except Sunday. Carries passengers. bit Brand. Arrives Tuesday, lliursday and Saturday at 4:45 p. in. For information, time cards, maps and tickets, call on or write Ticket Agent, N. P. R. R. at Jamestown, North Dakota, or CIIA8. S. FEE, Gen'l Pass. Apt. HT.PAUIj. MINN. .TAKE THE. ....FROM.... ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS Direct. oute to Canadian Provings New England AND ALL New York Eastern Points Solid Vestibule! Train tg Mootriil Thi Oil/ Through Slooper to BoJoi ....via the.... ATLANTIC LIMITED Every Day in the Year. NO TBANSFERS NO DELAYS Your nearest ticket agent will furnish tickets and lowest rates or write Tor particulars. W. R. CALLAWAY, Gen'l Pass'r Agent, W. 8. THORN. Minneapolis, Minn. Ass't Gen'l Pass'r Agent. 8t. Paw. The Finest Train in the World... Is the "New North-Western Limited" which leaves Minneapolis 7.80 and St. Paul 8.10 every night for Chicago, via the North-Western Line. From the mammoth engine to last car in the train everything is brand new and represents latest and best ideas for absolute comfort and luxury while traveling. Besides the splendid buffet-library coach, really a club-room ou wheels, there is a magnificent private compart ment sleeping car, |ust 1 lie thing for ladies, fam ilies or those who desire privacy luxuriously appointed standard sleeping cars and the most comfortable and well equipped day coaches ever offered the traveling puDlic. This '-New Limited*' train is admitted by the press as well as by thousands ot people of St. Paul and Minneapolis who have inspected it and also by mauy others of North Dakota. Mon tana. Washington and Oregon, who have re cently rode on It, as being without any question the finest train in the world, and no extra charge is made any class of passengers for its superior accommodations. Tickets via "The North-Western Line" for the "North-Western Limited" train to Chicago and the east, may be secured from agents of all railways leading to St. Paul, who will also make sleeping car reservations, or apply to T. W. TEASDALE. General Passenger Agent, St. Paul. BEST LINE ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS TO CHICAGO. !i|§P 1 i"