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PEMBINA NOpTH DAKOTA.
Happiness is about the only thing a
nan continues to search for after he
has found it
The air Is so clear in Zululand that
objects seven miles away can tie dis
tinctly seen by starlight.
It is easier to preach than it is to
practice, therefore it must be easier
to be a clergyman than a physician.
Said an Irish Judge to a prisoner:
"You are to be hanged by the' neck
until dead—and I hope it will prove a
warning to you."
If expectations are realized, the out
put of copper for 1900 will reach 325,
000,000 pounds, valued at $42,250,000,
the largest on record
Henry Graham gives the following
dates regarding the introduction of
trees into Scotland: The lime, 1664
the laburnum, 1704 the larch, 1727.
According to the views of a British
aea captain, who was in the Gulf of
Mexico during the Galveston tempest,
the disturbance was partly volcanic.
The ^British naval authorities are
reported to be making experiments
with a new submarine boat, which, it
Is stated, will be able successfully to
encounter the largest battleship
Ix, the poor Cherokee is in the lat
est fall fashion. He has been defraud
ed in the auditor's office of the terri
tory to the extent of about $194,000.
The auditor seems to have lived up to
his somewhat limited opportunities.
Monsieur Danysz of the Pasteur In
stitute in Paris has discovered a mi
crobe which breeds pestilence among
'Tats. He has had cultures containing
the rat-destroying bacilli tested on
farms and in warehouses with much
success. In half of the cases the popu
lation of rats was completely destroy
ed in other cases the number was
The people of Swarthmore, Pa., have
decided to erect a monument to Benja
min West, the celebrated painter. West
was born in Swarthmore 162 years ago,
and became the painter to George III.
of England and the greatest English
ipainter of his day. He lies 'buried in
St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, be
tween Sir Christopher Wren and Sir
Joshua Reynolds* Nothing has ever
been done to honor his memory in Am
A very popular Israelite died in the
Tenth ward' of New York city last
week, and a number of mourners fol
lowed his remains on foot to Grand
Street Ferry, intending to cross to
Brooklyn and ride to the cemetery in
the trolley cars. The gate keeper
found seven thrifty gentlemen In the
curtained hearse, serenely seated on
the coffin, smoking cigarettes. They
had adopted this means to save their
A new needle, which must be a de
light to housewives, has been invent
ed in Germany. It has a prolongation
behind the eye of smaller diameter
than the bored part of the needle, with
groovs in it to receive the thread. The
object of it is to facilitate the passing
of the needle through the holes in but
tons, when sewing them on. The
thread lies in the grooves, and hence
the needle passes much more easily
A facetous paragraph writer suggests
that it will soon be necessary for some
one to start a daily geography in order
to keep up with the changes going on
In the world. He might with as much
justification have said that we need a
daily history, or a daily text-book io
natural philosophy, for the same rea
son. Events now move so rapidly that
•ny book of information gets out of
date much more quickly than at any
other period in the world's history. For
the present, however, it will be the
daily lesson in geography rather than
the daily geography that will chiefly
ooncern the rising generation.
The search for convenient ways of
transportation by which the products
of the Sudan may reach the outer
world has called attention to a re
markable phenomenon of vegetable
life on some of the headwaters and
tributaries of the Nile. This consists
of enormous growths of papyrus and
other plants, completely covering the
streams and forming carpets of vege
tation two or three feet thick, beneath
which flows the water. Navigation by
•mall boats Is, of course, entirely in
terrupted by this obstruction, which is
to places suplemented by vines and
clinging plants which arch the streams
from bank to bank. Heavy floods oc
casionally sweep away the accumula
tions of plants, but they are quickly
Henry Miller, the inventor of the
•team and air brake for steam rail
roads, has died at Chappaqua, N. Y.,
te his 80th year. He. studied out his
Invention after the great Norwalk
drawbridge accident in 1854, and it was
patented in 1855, bat notwithstanding
•aoccaifnl trials on the New York,
ttew ffiwren and Hartford and Michi
gan- Centra* railroads in the two fol
Sowln# ^ears, lt iraa twenty yearg be
im tt fM adopted Into general me
.in' use were' pat-.
DAVIS PASSES AWAY
Career of Patriotic Usefulness ul
Distinguished Ability Is Closed—
Whole Country Mourns the Death
of the Brilliant ^Diplomat and
Statesman As Chairman of the
Foreign Relations Committee He
Took a Prominent Part In Shap
ing the Policy of the Government.
St. Paul, Nov. 29. United States
Senator Cushman K. Davis has been
vanquished in his heroic struggle with
the grim reaper. Death came at 8:48
o'clock Tuesday night to relieve him
of the suffering which he has patiently
endured for the last few weeks.
Millions of his countrymen have
watched and prayed during the critical
period of his Illness, hoping that the
nation's foremost statesman and dip
lomat might be spared to continue his
labors in behalf of the country he
loved so well. A combination of senile
gangrene and acute inflammation of
the kidneys resulted in death.
Although the end was foreseen
weeks ago by the attending physicians,
and had been expected from day to
day, it comes as a great shock to the
members of the family, to whom the
senator's great will power and
The Plnclcy Fight
that he made against the progress ot
disease gave hope of ultimate recovery.
It comes as a shock to the people of
the city and the state and of the nation
that had feared the worst, but had
hoped for the best.
The disease which caused death first
made its appearance in August, when
the senator's right foot became sore.
It was considered by him to be a
trifling matter and nothing was done
for several weeks. During September
the diseased member had become so
painful that he considered it worth
while to make an attempt at treat
ment, and it was not until a few weeks
later that the services of a physician
A month ago the true significance of
the trouble became apparent and the
skill of the best surgeons in the coun
try was called upn
To Chech the Disease.
At first it was supposed that the pa
tient was suffering from blood poison
ing, but the case rapidly developed
into one. of senile gangrene. The little
toe was amputated in the effort to stay
Senator C. IC. Davis.
the advance of the disorder which the
surgeons realized could have but one
end. During the last few weeks of his
l.fe Senator Davis made a heroic strug
gle. His strength had been under
mined by the strain of almost unceas
ing activity in the performance of his
duties to the nation and the state.
Since the beginning of the Spanish
war be has accomplished a remarka
ble amount of work that was placed
upon him in his high position in the
councils of the country and during It
all paid little attention to his health.
When the crisis came he had little,
aside from his superior will power,
to rely upon in the
Contest Agalnrt Disease.
For weeks his condition has been
such as to keep hie-family and friends
alternating between hope and despair.
Almost every night he has been rest
less, his temperature has been above
normal and pulse and respiration have
risen to points that indicated to the
physicians the most alarming results.
With the return of day he would recov
er consciousness, t^ould suffer little
pain, and, to the watchers at the bed
side, appear to be improving. His ap
petite was good, he read the papers
and smoked and apparently was on
the road to recovery. With the return
of night, however, the presence of the
alarming symptoms was again mani
fest and Dr. A. J. Stone, who attended
the senator, could hold out but little
From Ui.consciousness to Death.
Monday afternoon Senator Davis
sank into a comatose condition and
thereafter recognized no one. At 4
o'clock yesterday morning he became
very weak and thereafter sank stead
ily. All day yesterday he lay motion
less upon his left side. The physicians
feared to disturb him, so he received
no nourishment or medicine. At 7
o'clock last evening his respirations,
scarcely to be detected, were as infre
quent as seven or eight to the minute.
Then the senator's father, almost nine
ty years old, came into the rodm—woe
stricken but calm. The, senator's
mother was not called to see her great
-son die. The senator's sisters, Mrs.
Bartlett Tripp and Mrs. T. T. Mon-
ford, followed their father to the bed
aide. Mrs. Davis had not left her' dy
c'.tf, 1. wnen twenty-nine
trembling puliation could atUl be felt.
Dr. Stone took out hla watch. The
ticking repeated itself again and again
In the ears of all'within the room.
The doctor withdrew his hand and rose
from his chair. Senator Davis had been
dead several minutes.
ing husband. At 8.47 clock Dr. Stone ney Davis obtained his ,first important
was holding the senator's wrist. A political office, that .of representative
SENATOR C. K. DAVIS.
Brilliant Career of the Great Minne
A patriotic champion of liberty and
of law, a profound and polished schol
ar, a subtle lawyer, and an impressive
and convincing orator, a broad-mind
ed, cautious, but alert statesman, a
courageous, fertile and successful dip
lomat, such was Senator Cushman K.
Davis. When the momentous events
of the past few years are summed up
by the historians and added to the
stirring pages of this great republic's
history, prominently forth must stand
the came of Minnesota's senior sen
ator. Inseparably connected with the
exciting incidents previous to and dur
ing the war with Spain is the name of
this great diplomat and statesman, as
chairman of the senate committee on
foreign relations, he had much to do
with shaping the policy of the govern
ment. His advice was constantly
sought by President McKinley, to
Whom he was a mainstay and support
during the whole of that turbulent pe
The exposition of international just
ice contained in his report upon the
Maine disaster, supplied foundation for
all subsequent action by congress and
the president. It was left to Senator
Davis, nevertheless, to focus the mighty
forces he had set in motion. This he
did by reporting to the senate a reso
lution demanding the withdrawal of
Spain from Cuba and adjacent waters,
and authorizing the president, in case
of Spain's refusal, to employ such
force as might be necessary to enforce
compliance. But the Minnesota senat
or displayed true courage of state
craft. which prerares for the cons
quence of every voluntary action.
Thus, between Feb. 15, 1898, when the
Maine was destroyed, and April 21,
when war began, Senator Davis stood
forth in the eyes of the world, a saga
cious, self-poised director of American
destiny. Thenceforth his name, his
learning, his talents, were recognized
by civilization. Thenceforth his policy
was latent in every diplomatic under
taking of the United States. And when
some future century confronts Ameri
cans once more with the national prob
lems of 1S9S, the patriotic, safe solu
tion will again be read in the old-time
speeches of Cushman K. Davis.
Throughout the Spanish war the
calm but formidable attitude of this
country offset the most subtle plans
for foreign intervention, an interven
tion directed far more to the humbling
of America than at the succoring of
Spain. For the maintenance of an at
titude so difficult and so essential, the
advice of Senator Davis was sought
constantly and frankly.
As a commissioner to arrange terms
of peace with Spain the senator's pecu
liar talents found full scope. One of
his associates on the commission,
speaking afterward, said: "Senator
Davis was our magazine, our bulwark.
His knowledge of International law
awoke the admiration of our antago
nists, learned and ingenious as they
were themselves. The senator was
never at a loss to meet the most un
expected point or to confute the Span
iards with a return quotation from the
most obscure authority. His acquaint
ance with French, Italian and Spanish,
as well as with the classic tongues, re
inforced the scholarship of our commis
sion and proved of special use to us in
Upon his return from Paris Senator
Davis was received with distinguished
gratitude at Washington, with public
welcome at St. Paul. His place as
chairman of the senate committee on
foreign affairs was assured for the fu
ture, no less than with his seat in the
senate. He had fixed his position as
the foremost American expounder of
the complex law of nations. He had,
moreover, proved his possession of the
far rarer abilithy to obtain from that
law the utmost advantage in diplomat
Senator Davis comes of Puritan
stock, both his father and mother trac
ing their ancestry back to the Pilgrim
Fathers. Cushman IC. Davis was born
at the village of Henderson. N. Y..
June 16, 1838. He was the oldest of
eight children, five of whom still live.
When he was two months old his fam
ily removed to Waukesha. Wis. For
fifteen years his father lived the earn
est life of a frontier farmer. He then
became a country merchant. During the
War of the Rebellion he served as a
captain'in the commissary department,
and was brevetted major by President
'Johnson. Afterwards Maj. Davis held
several municipal and county offices,
and was chosen a member of the Wis
consin legislature. He is still living,
hale and hearty, at the advanced age
Cushman attended the district
school, later, studied In a small acade
my at Waukesha, known as Carroll
college. In 1857 he graduated from the
University of Michigan. He practiced
law at Waukesha until 862, when he
enlisted in the Federal army as first
lieutenant of Company B, Twenty
eighth Wisconsin infantry. He joined
the Army of the Tennessee and partici
pated in the expedition that captured
Little Rock. He was not robust, and
he suffered constantly from the mias
ma of the Arkansas swamps. He was
frequently detailed for duty as judge
advocate, and later served as adjutant
general on the staff of Gen. Gorman.
But, after two years, Lieut. Davis
found himself failing,' and was obliged
to resign in 1864.
He returned to Waukesha and mar
ried. Then he came to St. Paul and
became a law partner of his former
military. chief. Gen. Gorman. After
wards he became associated with C. D.
O'Brien and H. A. Wilson. On retiring
from his two-years' term as governor
of Minnesota, he, with F. B. Kellogg
and C. A. Severance, established, the
Well known law firm of Davis, Kellogg
& Severance. They maintained a suc
cessful career during twenty-four
'. Cushman IC. Davis found ample rea
son for success at the! bar in his distin
guishing qualities of earnestness, good
,judgment, diligence, clearness and
'breadth of vision, united to subtlety of
When twenty-nine years old, Attor
in the Minnesota legislature. Appoint
ed district attorney In 1868, he held the
office until 1878, when he resigned to
take the gubernatorial chair, to which'
he had been elected as the candidate
of the Republican party. During thi
eleven years that followed his retire
ment from the governor's office. Gov.
Davis sought no political office. His
time was divided between his profes
sion and his literary pursuits.
In 1887 he succeeded S. J. R. McMil
lan as United States senator.
As chairman of the senate's .pension
committee Senator Davis- gained the
gratitude of all old soldiers by orig
inating and passing a pension bill both
liberal and just. Toward the close of
his first term he surprised the country
with an elaborate declaration of the
present and the future importance of
the Sault Ste. Marie canal.
The senator was re-elected in 1893.
During this term he was promoted to
the much-prized position of chairman
of the committee on foreign affairs,
succeeding the venerable John Sher
man. He made a strong fight against
President Cleveland's Hawaiian policy,
and when, subsequently, the Hawaiian
treaty of annexation failed of passage,
he put his subtlety once more in evi
dence by substituting for the treaty a
Joint resolution, thus securing immedi
ate annexation through the vote of &
Senator Davis' most distinguished
service in the senate was before and
during the war with Spain. In 1899 he
was re-elected for the third term to the
honorable body that he had honored.
At the capital he was admired so
cially Although by no means rich, he
had been long In receipt of a growing
Income from his legal practice. He en
tertained with taste. He enjoyed, at
his house In Washington, the co-opera
tion of a popular, tactful and attract
ive wife. He had no children. Before
Mrs. Davis married, in 1880, she was
Miss Anna Malcolm Agnew of St. Paul.
A few years earlier Gov. Davis had
secured a divorce, on the technical
ground of desertion, from his first wife,
Laura Bowman. She retained the es
teem of many friends. She had mar
ried Lieut. Davis at Waukesha soon
after his return from the war. Mrs.
Bowman-Davis inherited an extensive
property in later years. She Is said to
be living in Kansas City.
The senator was a Mason and a
member of the Grand Army of the Re
public, but he was allied with few oth
er societies. Although not active in
religious concerns, he was nominally a
Senator Davis was a deep student,
and found a special pleasure In his li
brary. To him, as to most productive
minds, all literature was valuable.
Shakespeare and Balzac were his fa
vorites. His lecture upon "Hamlet,"
his work upon "The Law In Shake
speare," will remain proofs the most
pregnant of his scholarship.
The lecture upon "Hamlet" was writ
ten in 18S2, and was delivered on vari
ous occasions with much success. The
treatise npon Shakespearean law was
published two years later. It was ac
claimed by law scholars of all Anglo
Saxony as the work of a profound, in
genius lawyer. Minnesota was felici
tated that her second great Shake
spearean had judgment sufficient for
Cushman IC. Davis was an Intellectu
al man. For knowledge, therefore, as
the campus of the intellect, he felt the
partiality conceived by athletes for the
lime-lined field. His was not an ab
stract. spiritual intellectuality. It was
mind applied to man. Senator Davis
viewed mankind, dealt with mankind,
through his head, not through his
heart. He had many convictions. He
had few sympathies. His self-sacri
fice was only that of the present for
the future. He did not disregard the
cardinal principles of conduct. He was
a faithful son, an honorable lawyer, a
His temperment, so cold and so
controlling, so shrewd and so self-cen
tered. was reflected in the deep-set eyes
tered,.was reflected in the deepest eyes
below his expansive forehead, in the
heavy, projecting eyebrows tilted to
ward his cheeks. This was the face of
Benjamin F. Butler, a polititian pro
found and ingenious. This is the face,
comeliness unheeded, of Li Hung
Chang, whose superior diplomacy is
confessed by those who hate him.
But, nevertheless, if we do not sym
pathize with hero or with heroine, we
understand, far better than before, the
greatness of a great fiction, of a great
history. We see with sharper eye, re
flect with broader apprehension. For
we are guided by an uncommon stu
dent of the world, political and social,
a student who could align his conduct
with his theory, and who turned from
no straight course of reasoning to
avoid a personal sentiment.
TO SWAMP PHILMPS.
Chicago, Nov. 29.—Frantic efforts are
being made by shorts caught in the
Phillips corner to swamp him with
grain in the last day of the option. It
is said to be the purpose to force a re
inspection of this week's receipts which
have been graded No. 3, one grade too
low to pass on contract. "There will
be big deliveries Friday." said Charles
Sloane, manager for Counselman & Co.,
"and lots of corn will be relnspected
and pass No. 2."
"They won't get a car of it graded
up," said Phillips, when he was told of
the new tactics of the shorts. Anothei
plan contemplates the purchase and
shipment to Chicago of corn which was
sold by the elevators in Buffalo and
Montreal when they went out of the
deal in October.
Fifty-one cents marked up on the
board yesterday was a new high price
in the November deal. Phillips came
into the pit early and listed the price
at 48 cents, where It opened. Between
50 and 51 cents he unloaded .240,000
bushels. As he is selling corn bought
at 36 cents his day's transactions
netted him a profit better than 825,000.
Other days this week are said to have
been equally profitable to him. Yes
terday's close was 60 cents. Big for
eigners, who, it is said chiefly consti
tute the short interest, are still hang
ing on stubbornly. Predictions are
freely made that the la6t day of the
deal will see November corn qtioted at
FRENCH CLASH WITH BRITISH.
Shanghai, Nov. 29. Thirty French,
soldiers hetie, while shouting "Vive
Kruger!" encountered a. squad of
British police. A scuffle ensued, dur
ing which several were wounded.
BAD A FRBMONITION.
Senator Spooner Tells of Hli Touch
las Parting With Senator Davis.
Milwaukee, Nov. 29. While on his
way to West Superior to make a cam
paign speech three weeks ago Senator
John C. Spooner called on Mr. Davis
and remained with him nearly an houi.
Though his illness was not considered
unusually serious at that time Mr.
DaviB seemed to have a premonition
that he would never recover. In speak
ing later of this visit Senator Spooner
said: "Senator Davis seemed to bt
exceedingly pleased to see me. He
brightened up noticeably when I en
tered the room and his greeting was
more than cordial. We chatted of
various things for an hour or so, and
when I got up to go he clung to my
hand like a child in the dark and
tears rolled .down his cheeks. I did
my best to encourage him and make
him feel that he was going to get well,
but he seemed to know that he could
not recover. That farewell will bo
one of the most touching memories of
my life. I have known him long and
intimately and I have the highest es
teem for him as a friend and the great
est admiration for him as a student
Senator Quarlca* Trlbnte.
Senator J. V. Quarles expressed the
highest admiration for the personal
character and statesmanship of Sena
tor Davis. "I became well acquainted
with Senator Davis in Washington,
he having been originally a Wisconsin
man, bringing ut together frequently,"
said Senator Quarles. "He was an
Intellectual man and his legislative
training made his services of great
value to the senate and country. He
had been at the head of the foreign af
fairs committee a long time and had
been connected with so many of our
foreign diplomatic negotiations that
we can ill afford to lose him now."
SHOCK TO HIS COI.I.KAGIES.
Many Gennlne Expressions of Re
arret Heard lit WuxliliiKton.
Washington, Nov. 29.—The news of
Senator Davis' death, although ex
pected, came as a shock to his col
leagues in the senate, who are gather
ing here preparatory to the meeting of
congress. The senator's genial man
ners had endeared him to his col
leagues and others. Many genuine ex
pressions of regret were heard when
his death became known. President
McKinley was informed of the sena
tor's demise and sent a telegram of
condolence to the widow. The sergeant
at-arms of the senate, after the an
nouncement of Senator Davis' death,
sent notifications to the following sen
ators to represent the senate at the
funeral: Nelson, Cullom, Lodge.
Foraker, Wolcott, Morgan, Clark of
Wyoming and Pettigrew.
Filipinos Fire on Tliein and Then
Make Their Escape.
Manila, Nov. 29. A detachment of
the Third United States infantry was
ambushed Sunday near Malolo3. The
Ladrones.-fired a volley at the Ameri
cans, killing two privates of Company
and wounding three. The insurgents
escaped into a swamp. Nurerous in
surgent bands have been dispersed
and considerable quantities of stores
destroyed in the province of Bulucan
by Gen.-Grant's.mounted scouts. Gen.
Bates reports the capture of thirty
three insurgents, six of whom mur
dered seven persons last spring. While
returning by steamer a detachment of
Americans landed at San, Vincente and
attacked a body of rebels, killing sev
en. A branch party attacked a party
beyond Palestina, killing five and cap
turing nineteen. The Americans had
no casualties. There had been consid
erable wire-cutting in that district.
The Spanish and Filipino newspapers
are urging the commutation of death
sentences passed by the military
TERMS MUST BE MODIFIED.
America's Stand an to the Prelimi
Washington, Nov. 29. Instructions
went forward to Minister Conger yes
terday directing him not to assent to
the agreement adopted by the minis
ters of the powers at Pekin until its
terms have been greatly modified. In
addition to these instructions the gov
ernment has entered into an inter
change of views with the powers
through their representatives in Wash
ington and in United States ambassa
dors and ministers abroad to bring
about such changes in the Pekin agree
ment as will permit the Chinese au
thorities to comply with the conditions
set forth in that paper. Through the
prompt action of the secretary of state
in making known to the powers a week
ago the instructions sent to Mr. Coni
ger not to insist on Impossible condi
tions, the government has secured the
views of nearly all the other nations
in regard to the conditions which have
now been tentatively adopted by Mr.
Conger and his colleagues at Pekin,
thus saving much valuable time at a
period when delay may result disas
trously to the efforts to, bring abou,t
peace in China.
STOLEN BANK NOTES.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 29. James
Sampson of Montreal and Louis
Matheis of Rochester, N. Y., were ar
rested here on suspicion and the po
lice, in searching them, found in their
possession 8300 in Canadian 810 notes
that did rot appear to be valid. Later
it was ascertained that the notes are
a part of a 810,000 issue of the Bank
of Toronto which was stolen* from the
bank's branch at Napanee when It
was so sensationally robbed a number
of months ago. The notes which were
stolen were signed but not counter
signed. The prisoners claim to have
come by the money honestly.
-VICTIM'S. BODY PETRIFIED.
Jerome, Ariz., Nov. 29.—Lifelike in
every feature, the' petrified body of a
man was found- by prospectors in De
ception gulch. What appears to have
beeh gaping wounds on the head tell
of a probable murder.
Destroyed by Fire.
Chicago, Nov. 29.—The plant of the
S&nfcrd Manufacturing company,
makers of inks, mucilage, etc., 24$ to
261 Fulton street, was destroyed by
fire. The leps js eitlmated at 1120,000,
IS MOURNED BY ALL
JBXFRJBSSIOIVS OF SORROW ON THB
BBATH OF SENATOR DAVIS.
Bereaved Family Receive* MeHRase*
by the Thousands Tendering
Sympathy in the Nation's Great:
Loss Funeral Will Be Ifeltli
Saturday Morning Friends and)
Neighbors View the Remain* at
the State Capitols-Congress Willi
Be Represented at the Fnncral.
St. Paul, Nov. 31.—The funeral of the'
late Senator Cushman K. Davis will.',
occur Saturday morning at 11 'o'clock
lrom the family residence. The follow
ins pallbearers have been selected:
James J. Hill of St. Paul, Judge
Walter H. Sanborn of St. Louis, Hon.'
John S. Pillsbury of Minneapolis, Hon. I
W. D. Washburn of Minneapolis, Hon.
Samuel R. Fair of Minneapolis, Rob-'
Evans of Minneapolis, Judge C.!
K. Flandrau of St. Paul, E. W. Peet of
The funeral rites of the Episcopal
church will be observed, Rev. C. D.
Andrews of Christ church and Rev.
•Theodore Sedgwick of St. John's
This morning the body laid in state
in the capitol. Thousands of citizens
availed themselves of the opportunity
to take a last look at the' features of
their distinguished fellow townsman.
Many friends called at the residence
during the day to pay their respects.
The mourning relatives were not to be
seen. The senator's wife was bearing
up well under her great bereavement.
The aged father and mother were tak
ing needed rest after the many days
of watchful anxiety.
Mayor Smith of St. Paul issued a
proclamation closing all public offices
on Saturday. The supreme court ad-:
journed out of respect to t.he memory
of the dead statesman. Lieut. Gov.
Smith has invited all state senators to:
meet In the senate chamber Saturday
in time to attend the funeral.
Arrangements will be made to hold
elaborate memorial services in a few
Although the nearness of the open
ing of congress will prevent some
members from attending, there will lie:
many members of both national houses
present, besides the committe: s, judges'
of the supreme court and department:
officers. The senate committee will'
include Senators Nelson, Cullom, Clark
of Wyoming, Bacon, Hansbrough,.
Spconer, Pettigrew, Carter and Foster.
The house committea includes the en-'
tire Minnesota delegation, with Taw-!
ney as chairman, and Messrs. Cannon
of Illinois Grosvenor of Ohio, Moody
of Massachusetts, Jenkins of Wiscon-'i
:in, W. A. Smith of Michigan, Rich
ardson of Tennessee, Bailsy of Texas,:
Clark of Missouri, Underwood of Ala-1
bama and Burke of Texas.
Expressions of sympathy and con
dolence have streamed into the Davis!
residence ever since the death of the:
senator was announced. Among those!
who have thus attested their regret
for the senator's death are the pre si
dent and members of his cabinet., en- I
ntors. congressmen, members of tliei
diplomatic corps and men prominent in:
public affairs and business circles
from all parts of the country. Many
messages have also come from people
iu the common walks of life.
SORROW AND REGRET
Are Heard on All Slden at Wasli-'
Washington, Nov. 31.—In all public
places expressions of sorrow and deep',
regret could be heard from men in I
high and low positions over the death!
of Senator Davis. The natural expres-1
sion here is that it is very unfortunate'
that the senator could not be snared
to give his wide knowledge, his well-'
balanced judgment and the tact which
he has exhibited during the past four
years as chairman of the committee on
foreign relations to the assistance ofi
the administration and to congress in'
the momentous problems truit con
front the government. Those men in
high places in the administration and
those who knew him intimately in the!
senate unite in praising him as one of
superior intelligence, lofty patriotism!
and an indefatigable student who weni
to the bottom of all questions which
came before him for solution.
CUBAN POSTAL FRAUDS.
Report of the Expert Accountant
Contains Sensational Disclosures.
.... Washington, Nov. 31. Expert Ac
countant I.awasche, who went to Cuba:
for the war department to examine
the accounts of Rathbone and Neely,:
has completed his report and it is now
in the hands of Secretary Root. It is
said to be of such a character that Sec
retary Root will not make it public
unless especially ordered to do so by[
congress. It shows a startling condi-'
tlon of affairs and a diversion of large
amounts of money into the pockets of
Neely and his colleagues.
Donti and Arabs Fight.
Madrid, Nov. 31.—An encounter took'
place between a company of Spanish
troops and a body of Arabs encamped
near Ceuta. The Spaniards were in
the habit of drawing their water from
a well within the Arab lines. The
Arabs objected to this practice, though
the late treaty between Spain and the.
tribes made provision for such a con
Two Men Killed. I
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 81.—'Two men.
were killed and four seriously/ injured
at Grannis, Polk county, by the ex
plosion of a boiler ,In Ellis Short's plan
-.i -'^v, Wf
'MH' Football Player Killed. fs'J
Chicago, Nov. 31.—Preston Todd, 23»
-years old, was killed while playing
football, the game being between two.
local elevens. Todd rushed through'
the center of the other teapi but over
exerted himself and fell dead.''-t
Jacksonville, Fl», NOV. 31. Poljc^
iqan Herjrf Baley^and /Chandler
Brooks, colored, were shot to dtjatlj at„
Davis and Fdrsyth streets by John
Baxter, a young'negro, who Is in cu»