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'r it 1 PEMBINA, NORTH DAKOTA. A man follows precedent as long as It benefits him. The Are of genius is often unable to make the pot boil. A man may know love by heart and yet be unable to define it. Living by one's wits has been recom mended as an anti-fat remedy. Lots of men fall over themselves in striving to get ahead of others. A word to the wise may be sufficient, but they seldom get off that easily. Each good thought or action moves the dark world nearer to the sun. When a man eings his own praise he invariably gets the tune too high. A man always thinks appearances are deceitful when they are against him. Speaking of secret-society benefits, the hod-fellows are always assisting the masons. The best, the only correct actions are those which demand no explana tion and no apology. God lias placed no limits to the ex ercise of the intellect he has given us on this side of the grave. Although a man and wife are looked upon as one, some wives consider their husbands very small fractions. A man may not be a hero to his valet, but we don't see what business a hero has with a valet, anyway. About the only time some women re fuse to talk back is when they accept some man's seat in a crowded street car. Trying to quell a woman's wrath is a good deal like sitting down on a bunch of lighted firecrackers to prevent their going off. How preposterous is the conduct of men! They refuse the just tribute of praise to their contemporaries amongst whom they live, and yet are extremely ambitious of the esteem of posterity, whom they will never see. It is astonishing how the wealth of returned Klondikers increases when they reach Seattle. There everything from the frozen north is seen through big lenses, and men who were actually assisted to get out of Dawson are cred ited with sacks of many thousands of dollars. It is the old transportation bee which buzzes in the bonnet of Seat tle and makes her dream of another great rush to the Klondike next year. Those who talk volubly upon their joys and their griefs are not generally those who are capable of the profound est happiness or the most intense suf fering. Those who can put into ready words the sanctities of love, and fluent ly express all its hopes and fears, have seldom penetrated to its depths. Those who utter glibly and unrestrainedly all their upward strivings, their senti ments of contrition, their feelings of reverence, their desire for worship, are not usually the most truly religious or devout. For all that is highest, deepest, and most profound in human nature silence is a better exponent than speech. Not only is language in adequate to convey the truth of such things, but they are themselves drawn down from their high estate by being made subjects of ordinary conversa tion. Reticence on such matters is both salutary and becoming. The steady and rapid growth of our commerce with the orient is illustrated by a statement just received by the treasury bureau of statistics showing the imports and exports of Japan dur ing the first half of the present calen dar year. This shows Japan's pur chases from the United States continue to increase with great rapidity, while in many cases those which she has been accustomed to make from other parts of the world are being reduced. Her importations of raw cotton from the United States in the first six months of 1893 were 17,732,064 yen in value, against 3,811,828 yen in the cor responding monthB of the precedin™ year. Our manufactures of iron and steel seem to be especially satisfac tory to the Japanese, the increase 'n nearly all articles of this class beinw atrongly marked. The finer grades of American manufacture also seem to be finding special favor among the Japanese, imports of American watchec having increased from 93,511 yen in the first half of last year to 165,690 yen in the first half of the present year while our own records of exportation* •how an increase in exports of type writers, sewing machines and oth*r Articles of this class to Japan. The public schools in Santiago open ed with 4,000 children in attendance Gen. Wood has eliminated the element of sectarianism and placed them on an American basis, and in his organi zation hag given the children their first r^fInS competent ele"' slble the increase of the salaries of SUBt&ry education, in order to ac- member of Daly's stock company for complish this, the high salaries of a K°e time. tew ornamental school commissioners Enoch -Totten. a prominent law have been reduced so as to make pos- ?er»18 the school teachers. Better still, h« SI?50"?.1« ®«rlr "JF* Ife -A TH£ NEWS RESUME EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK IN A CONDENSED FORM. A General Resume of the Molt Im portant Hews of the Week From All Parte of the Globe, Dolled Dow# and Arranged In Con venient Form for Rapid Perusal By Busy People. Washington Talk. Filipinos will send a memorial to President McKinley. Secretary Alger has ordered the en tire army armed with Ivrag-Jorgen sens. It is reported that the administra tion may agree to accept only a part of the Philippines. The First regiment of New York volunteer infantry, now doing duty at Honolulu, has been ordered home by the war department as a result of the recommendation of, Gen. Merri um. Judge William H. Taft, of the Unit ed States circuit court of appeals, president, and W. C. Herron, secre tary of the Cincinnati Civil Service so ciety, have forwarded to President Mclvinley a protest against the pro posed contraction of the civil service merit system which rumor says is about to take place. A committe of prominent Masons, accompanied by Senator Daniel of Vir ginia and Assistant Secretary Allen, of the navy department, called at the White House recently and invited the president to take part in the ceremo nies which will mark the centennial of the death of George Washington. The president assured the committee that he was in full sympathy with the pro ject, and, if nothing occurred to pre vent, he would gladly take part in the services as the committee might wish. Accidental Happenings. A furious fire wiped out fully a third of the business portion of Canonsburg, Pa., two of the principal hotels, many dwellings and did damage estimated at $150,000. The approximate insur ance is $50,000. The bodies of six Chinese have been taken from the wreck of the Stockton steamer J. D. Peters by the Whitelaw Wrecking company, and five more are supposed to be on the vessel which lies on the mud flats at Saueelito, near San Francisco. The British steamer Bede of London from Norfolk for Hamburg, grounded off Mittelruecken, at the mouth of the River Elbe, and has broken in two. Tugs and lighters are attending the wreck. Jockey Sherland, in the third race at Nashville, Tenn., was riding Red Monk and, in an attempt to pull up and get out of the way of a horse crossing his track, he was run into by two horses, thrown to the ground and trampled so badly that death resulted. Criminal Record. Lieut. Graham, of the Fifth infan try, was wounded by a stray bullet from a Cuban mob. Private Gaston, Eighth Illinois (col ored), in prison at Santiago for assault, was released by the warden, who mis took him for another man. He is still at large. Fred Oland, ten years old, shot and killed Andy Modemiller, aged five. Sam Jackson, colored, an adult, is sus pected of being an accomplice, and may be lynched at Muncie, ind. On the yacht Chispa. at Saucalto. Cal., Nick Berg was probably fatally wounded by Ike Elk. It appears that Berg's infatuation for Elk's wife was the cause of the shooting. Vice Chancellor Reed has decided that ex-Mayor Frank McGowan, as president of the Trenton (N. J.) Rub ber company, overdrew bis account in that concern $150,000. He holds Al len McGowan and William P. Hayes, directors of the company, responsible for $16,990.07 and $3,000, respectively, of these overdrafts. A negro giving the name of George W. Broan, who arrived at Norfolk, Va., from Wilmington, N. C., was at tacked and badly beaten in the post office yesterday afternoon by several young men, who, it is said took him to be Manly, the editor who was driven out of Wilmington. Manly is said to be in Asbury Park, N. J. Another unsuccessful attempt was made by Attorney General Monnett of Ohio to have F. B. Squire, secretary of the Standard Oil company, and his at torney, Virgil P. Kline, certified to the supreme court for contempt, for refus al to answer certain questions in the Investigation of the Standard Oil com pany. People Talked About. Mrs. William F. Havemeyer died at her home in New York of pleurisy. Col. James Glliss, assistant quarter master general, U. S. A., died sudden ly at Governor's island. Senator Albert Dauphin 19 dead at Amiens, France. He was born in 1827 and was for a time minister of finance In 1886 in the Goblet cabinet. William Hyckley Gross, archbishop of Oregon, Roman Catholic church, died at St. Joseph's hospital in Balti more, of heart disease. Jan.cs Richardson, the largest cotton planter In the world, died suddenly of heart disease, near his residence at Benoit, Miss. Rev. Samuel Colierd Bartlett, for merly president of Dartmouth college, died at his home at Hanover, N. H., of acute indigestion, after a little over a week's duration. Virginia Dreher, the well known ac tres, died at Phoenix, Ariz., where she had gone for her"health!'"she was a dead 1 1° Washington, aged sixty- ?e ^rwawlB born In Ohio, bat Lord Minto, tlie new governor-gener al of Canada, arrived at Ottawa, Ont.. recently, where he received an enthu siastic reception. The Voloute at Paris says Emperor William has sounded the French gov eminent about visiting French waters, but it is denied that a fleet has been or dered to meet the emperor. Trouble is brewing among natives of Swat valley, India, where the notorious "Mad Fakir," at the head of 600 men, is preparing to attack the Nawab of Dir and create a rising against British rule. The orclen publico force, cavalry and infantry regiments, have been dis banded at Havana after a part pay ment of arrears had been made. A dispatch has been received an nouncing that the hospital ship Scan dia has sailed from Manila for San Francisco with about seventy sick sol diers. All the potent interests in the tin plate industry are now getting to gether in the formation of the com bination which is to be capitalized at $£0,000,000. It is rumored that Senator McMillan of Michigan will succeed Secretary Hay as ambassador to Great Britain, and that Secretary Alger will succeed him in the senate. Receiver Oscar G. Murray, of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, denies that there was a disagreement with James J. Hill over the successor to W. M. Green as general manager. Window glass factories, with a ca pacity of about 1,100 pots, started work at Pittsburg and nearly 10,000 men and boys are earning their first money for over six months. There is much comment over the conduct of President Orr, of the New York chamber of commerce, at the banquet Tuesday night in toasting the queen^ before the president. All white officers of the Sixth Vir ginia have resigned except Lieut. Col. Croxton and Lieutenants Heath and Richardson. The lieutenants are on special duty and not in command of negro soldiers. The transport Ohio left Honolulu for Manila on the 7th, the Indiana on the Sth and the Zealandia on the 11th. Typhoid fever broke out on the Ari zona just as she was to sail for Ma nila. The engagement is announced at Fort Worth, Tex., of Miss Fannie Hal bert Mills, daughter of United States Senator Roger Q. Mills, to First Lieut. George Richards, United States Marine corps. The torpedo boat Davis, which sus tained an accident on her trial trip by which seven men were killed, will be given another trial at Portland, Or. The Farragut, in her trial at San Fran cisco, fell below speed. The Buckeye Tobacco "works, former ly Chase, Isherwood & Co., of Toledo, Ohio, the oldest tobacco firm in Ohio, has closed permanently and retired from business. The proprietors have been unable to meet the competition of the trust and preferred to close solvent. The supreme court has affirmed the judgment of the supreme court of Washington, enjoining the city of Walla Walla from building water works, on the gronndi that this violated a stipulation by which the water fran chise wras given to a private company. The miners employed in the vicinity of Silverton, B. C., have rounded up all the Chinese laborers in the various camps and shipped- them out of the district. The Mongolians are expect ed to return to China by the, next steamer. Senators O. H. Piatt of Connecticut and J. K. Jones of Arkansas, compos ing a majority of a subcommittee of the senate committee on finance, are in New York for the purpose of investi gating the methods of administering the internal revenue and customs laws. Tne bill providing for a treaty com mission was lost in the Cherokee sen Ate by A tie vote. The Cherokees will now be governed by the Cartis bill. By the terms of the bill the tribes were given their choice of treAting with the Dawes commission or Accepting the provisions of the Curtis bill. & #V*« Foreign Notes. King Humbert of Italy Is in favor oil of peace. Natives in Upper India are causing more trouble. Blanco hastens the evacuation of the province of Puerto Principe. Spaniards have at last accepted Jan. 1 as the date for the evacuation of Cuba. Otherwise. A plate trust with $50,000,00cr capi tal is said to be forming at Chicago. Typhoid is rampant among the sol diers at Honolulu. The National Live Stock association convenes at Denver Jan. 24. Senator Stewart of Nevada tele graphs that he will have a two-thirds majority in the legislature. The defeat of Senator Turpie of Indiana is a decisive victory for the Nicaraguan canal people. The naval architects and marine engineers are holding their sixth gen eral meeting at New York. It is understood that negotiations to revive the steel rail pool are under way at Pittsburg. Zinc is $36 per ton and $40 is an ticipated this week. The highest price ever reached before was $34. In Plymouth church, Brooklyn, a movement was inaugurated to pro vide employment for Cubans. Independent straw-board plants will consolidate against the American Strawboard company. t\illiam Bryan, plumber. New York, has filed a voluntary petition in bank ruptcy with liabilities of $138,000 and no assets. Through the efforts of Gen. Joseph Wheeler over 100 colleges will grant free tuition to two or more young Cubans. An order has been issued in the United States court at Chicago for the sale of the Metropolitan Elevated rail road at an upset price of $6,000,000. The directors of the Revere National bank of Boston have voted to place the institution in liquidation on Deo. 19. p.* DO WE MEAN WHAT WE SAY? w, FOOLISH QUESTION'S ASKED First, They Ask If the Ultimatum Is Really So, and Then They Ask If the United States Wonld Accept a Counter-Proposal by Spain Re garding the Cession of the Phil ippines—Spain Will Exhaust Her Time lilmlt Before Replying— Senor Rlos Says the Spanish An swer Has Not Been Decided Upon. Paris, Nov. 27—It is now known that Spain will exhaust her time limit, which expires on Monday, before re plying to the American offer regarding the Philippine islands. In the mean while the Spaniards are canvassing the entire field and exhausting every re source to postpone the inevitable. As cabled by the Associated Press on Wednesday, they could not accept the American ultimatum as final without asking if it were really so. That ap plied to the time limit. Now, the Span iards apparently doubt the fixedness of the amount the Americans offered for the Philippines, and yesterday they sent, a communication to the American commissioners asking if the latter would accept a counter proposal by Spain to cede the Philippines for $100, 000.000. Spain imagines the Ameri cans might be willing to lop off the croat island of Mindanao from the Philippines and pay Spain $50,000,000 for what would remain instead of $20, 000.000 now offered for the entire archipelago. Spain will learn in re sponse to such inquiry that Americans employ the word ultimatum to signify ultimate conditions. However strenuously Spain may seek to increase her money advantages for the cession of the Philippines, she will finally be compelled to know that the United States offer means $20,000, 000, no more and no less, and that the whole archipelago must pass to the United States for that sum. Spain, be fore giving up or turning away, will also propose some alternative bargain of the Carolines or the Canary islands to lie held in possession of the United States in addition to the Philippine islands on condition that Spain should be permitted to retain her sovereignty in the Philippines. In other words, Spain would cede certain territory in the Carolines and Canaries and the control of the Philippines by the Unit ed States under a nomiual Spanish sovereignty, and, as a further induce ment, propose that the United States shall pay Spain no money on account ot the Philippine islands. Senor Rios told the correspondent of the Associated Press that the Spanish peace commissioners had not yet de cided upon the answer to be given to the last American memorandum. "We are considering the matter," he said, "in a conciliatory spirit, and are anxious to re-establish friendly rela tions between the two countries. At the same time we are here to defend the interests and honor of Spain." In reply to an inquiry as to whether there was any truth in the report that the Spanish commissioners had de cided to accept the American offer of $20,000,000 for the Philippines, Senor Rios. shaking his head, said: "No, no. The commission has not yet decided on its answer. What our reply will be can only be determined at the conference on Monday, when we will discuss the matter with the Americans. At the same time," he added, in a still lower voice, "we will follow the instructions that may be re ceived from Madrid." "Then final instructions have not vet come?" "Ah. but we are approaching a con fidential matter," said Senor Rios in nocently. "Everything connected with both commissions is a secret." THE EARTH TREMBLED. Severe Earthquake Shocks In Vir ginia and North Carolina. Richmond, Va., Nov. 27. Many points in South and) Southwest Virgin ia experienced an earthquake shock about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. The disturbance was felt from Nottoway county to the Tennessee line. There was the usual preceding roaring noise. No damage is reported. Pranklinsville, N. C., Nov. 27. A very distinct earthquake shock was felt here yesterday afternoon shortly after 3. Vibration was from east to west. At Winston, N. C.. the. shock shook the largest buildings in town. TWO KILLED. B., C. R. A N. Train Wrecked Just Outside of Burlington. Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 27. While running sixty miles an hour a Burling ton, Cedar Rapids & Northern train dropped two cars about six miles west of this city, causing a wreck which re sulted in the death of two persons and the severe injury of a number of oth ers. Harry Meyers' Suicide. Chicago, Nov. 27.—Harry J. Meyers was found dead in his room. The gas Jet had been removed and death was caused by the escaping fumes. He was formerly connected with theaters in Cleveland and Cincinnati. He left a note asking that Miss Laura Thomas of Suminitvllle, Iowa, be notified of bis death. Jury Says Titer Didn't. Chicago, Nov. 27. Former State Grain Inspector Dwlght W. Andrews and Former Chief Cashier B. F. Jenk ins, of the- state railroad and ware house commission, were acquitted of the charge of embezzlement of state funds. •_ French Loan. Paris, Nov. 27.—The cabinet has de cided to authorize a loan of, 270,000,000 francs for the purpose of establishing an Indo-Chida connection with the Chinese railways. 'WILL SOON ay SPANISH COMMISSIONERS. 7rv Hi BE SETTLED. Negotiations Over tke Bering QuestlonProgressIng, SCM Washington, Nov. 21. The Bering sea question was again taken up by the Anglo-American- commission and such progress was, made at the hear ing of the experts that it. Is expected this branch of the subject will soon bo out of the way. The examination of Capt. Thayer, the American expert who appraised the Canadian fleet of sealers, proceeded through the morn ing, and Capt. Cox, of the Canadian, who more particularly represents the sealers, will be examined and cross examined this afternoon. This, with the testimony of Capt. Taylor, the Canadian appraiser, heretofore heard, places the commission in possession of every 'shade of opinion respecting the value of the sealing fleet, and it now only remains to reconcile the differ ence between the American and Can adian experts. LAVIGNE THE VICTOR. He Tom Gets the Decision Over Tracy at San Francisco. San Francisco, Nov. 27.—George La vigne gained the decision over Tom Tracy at the end of a twenty-round fight at 142 pounds or under. The fighting was clever and' interesting throughout, but lacked the execute ment which usually accompanies a contest between two such exponents of pugilism. Lavigne did decidedly the main work, being aggressive in every round, forcing Tracy about the ring and compeling him to use all his clev erness and shiftiness of foot to avoid the little champion's rushes. Trncey did not seem to be at all chagrined over the adverse decision and took it all good naturedly. Probably 6,000 people were present. DEPOSIT BOXES. TIicKe in the Kansas State Treasury Are fonhd to Be Looted. Topelca, Kan., Nov. 27.—The discov ery has been made that the private de posit boxes in the state treasury have been looted within the last week. The discovery was first made by Gov. Leedy on Wednesday evening. The governor went to his box to get some money before he went home for Thanksgiving, but he found his box emptied. He had $165 in it. Yester day Mrs. J. M. Herrington, widow of the state house guide, who died the previous evening, went to the treas ury and asked to get the money from her husband's box. The box was found to be empty, too. Mrs. Herring ton said that he had $500 in the box. BIG STEAMERS COLLIDE. Serious Accident in the Harbor at Duluth. Duluth, Minn., Nov. 27.—There was a serious head-end collision in the har bor between two very large steel steamers just inside the canal piers. The vessels were the Globe and the whaleback James B. Colgate, and both were badly damaged. Their forward bulkheads kept them from sinking on the spot. The Colgate is resting on the bottom near the Inman tug office, and the Globe was towed into the Omaha slip, where she rests on the bottom. No one was seriously hurt, although some of the crew asleep for ward had narrow escapes from drown ing. OFFICIAL IN TROUBLE. Charged With Fraud and Accepting Bribes. St. Louis, Nov. 27. Henry Besch, city register, was indicted on four counts by the grand jury, charged with keeping the city pay rolls froudulentty and accepting bribes. The specific of fense alleged was the carrying of a fictitious name on the city salary list and drawing pay for it. Besch was released on bond. George W. Bech inan, a sprinkling superintendent, was also indicted for connection with the case. He was released on bond. Pierre's Natnral Gas. Pierre. S. D., Nov. 27.—Work on the new gas well, which has been delayed several days by failure to receive a shipment of pipe, has been resumed. The well is now down about 200 feet, and it is expected, from the experience of like work here, to find the first flow of gas at about 400 feet. From that to the finish of the work the supply will increase until the limit is reached at the granite, nearly 1,400 feet down. From this well a bountiful supply of gas will be supplied to furnish the city for all the ordinary demands for sev eral years. Trouble in Peru. Lima, Peru, Nov. 27.—The political horizon is again cloudy. A large ma jority of the nation supports Vice President Bllllnghurst, Democratic candidate for the presidency, but a small group of dissenters support Car los Pierola. Serious consequences are foreseen for public opinion censures the latter's policy. The press daily de nounces alleged alterations in the mu nicipal registers. Capt. Sigsbee Led the March. New York, Nov. 27.—The sailors and marines of the battleship Texas, to the number of several hundred, held their annual ball at the Lenox Lyceum. Capt. Sigsbee, of the Texas, and Miss Sigsbee led the grand march in which 400 couples participated. Capt. Sigs bee was vociferously cheered during the march. Dined With the Queen. London, Nov. 27.—The United States charge d'affaires, Mr. Henry White, and Mrs. White, dined at Windsor castle with the queen last evening and passed the night at the castle. Three Steamers a Week. Washington, Nov. 27. Commencing Dec. 1 the Plant Steamship line will run three steamers a week from Port Taibpa Fla., to Havana, touching at Key West, leaving Port Tampa on Monday, Thursday and Saturday Six Were Drowned. London, Nov. 27.—The local steamor Fltzjames, bound for Swansea, foun dered off Beachy Head, In the English channel, during a gale. Six of the crew were drowned. W«£382r THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT BUDGE }X OUR DEMANDS NOT SUBJECT TO fV MODIFICATION. That the President Cabled the Commissioners a Reiteration of His Former Instructions Belief That Spain Will Accede. Washington, Nov. 27. A special meeting of the cabinet was held'at 10 o'clock last night. All the members were with the president except Secre tary Long, who is out of the city. The meeting was called by the president in order that his advisers might con sider with him advices received from the American peace commissioners at Paris. It is understood that the ad vices related to counter proposals in formally made to the American com missioners by the representatives on the commission of the Madrid govern ment. At the conclusion of the meet- ing, which lasted only forty minutes, and was held in the parlor of the White House, Secretary of State Hay said to a representative of the Asso ciated Press that the president had re ceived some advices from Paris which he desired to lay before the cabinet, and that he had called the members together to consider them. The na ture of the advices Mr. Hay declined to discuss, as, he said, that was a mat ter which could not be gone into for publication at this time. He added, however, that after considering the contents of the dispatches the presi dent had cabled the American com missioners reiterating his former in structions. It is understood that one point, new to the negotiations thus far, was raised in yesterday's communica tion by the Spaniards. It related to a modification of the terms of the prop osition submitted to the Spanish com missioners a few days ago by the American commissioners, but in just what particular the proposed modifi cation was to be made could not be ascertained. That the proposition was not accepted was made clear by the president in cabling to the American commissioners a reiteration of his former instructions. The American commissioners will insist that the de mands of the United States as present ed to Spain a few days ago be consid ered without further modification. That they will be acceded to by Spain is the earnest belief of the cabinet and the president. THEY ARE THERE. American Troops Arrive Off Ha vana. Havana, Nev. 27.—The United States transport Florida arrived in front of Morro castle, took a pilot on board and proceeded to Marianao beach. Gen. Greene and his staff went to Marianao early in order to superintend the land ing of the American trops there. Mar shal Blanco, whose resignation as cap tain general of Cuba, has just been ac cepted. sails for Spain on Sunday. He will be succeeded by Gen. Jiminez Castellanos, a division commander. Causes Alarm. London, Nov. 27.—The Rome corre spondent of the Daily Mail says the government is alarmed at the receipt of reports that Emperor Menelek of Abyssinia is advancing on Boug Miedel with 100,000 men armed with rifles and numerous trains of artillery. It is believed that the objective of the negus is the-Balir-tl-Chazel basin, andl he will attempt to force a definite boundary solution. Handcar Fatality. Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 27. While at party of twelve people were returning from a ball at Otis on handcars tliey were struck by the Lake Shore fast mail east of Chesterton, two lieing killed outright and two probably fatal ly injured. Murdered His Wife. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 27.—In Norttt Little Rock M. B. Lane, a station fore man, while in a drunken frenzy, shot and killed his wife instantly. The wo man's son seized the gun and broke it. over the murderer's head, crushing the' skull. Depot Bnrned. Tripoli, Iowa, Nov. 27.—The Chicago Great Western depot at this place was destroyed by fire. Nobody was in the building at the time of the fire. The explosion of a lamp was probably the cause. Most of the freight was saved. Schooner Abandoned* Sand Beach, Mich., Nov. 27. The schooner Fassett, shore south, of the harbor, has been abandoned as a total loss, the tugs which have been at work trying to float the vessel, having left for Port Huron. .*• Washington, Nov. 27.—Mr. Bailey of Texas says that he is sure of his own selection as house leader. He adds that he will be a candidate for the sen ate in 1901. Plalnfleld, Wis., Nov. 27.—The worst blizzard of the season has prevailed over Wisconsin—snowing, blowing and drifting. Th« Orr a Total Loss, fj Ii Important "Advices From Paris Cause (T "(, the President to Call a Cabinet Meeting at. 10 O'clock at Night— The Nature of the Advices Is Not Known, but That They Were Not Acceptable Is Shown by the Fact .. if. 1 vl-/.- Duluth, Minn., Nov. 27.—Capt. Alex McDougall, manager of the steel yard dry dock, has returned from the wreck"' of the steel ship Arthur Orr. He went/ down In the hopes of figuring out a." plan for saving the big ship, but re-^# ports her a total loss. Killed by a Water W^ion?" a Devils Lake, N. D:, Nov. 27. Dan Maxsom, aged forty, died from liWffli juries received by a water wagon pQSS^ lug over him, The horse he wqs driv ing ran away. mm m.