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Interesting Notes From Across the
Ocean.
HAPPENHCS IN THE FATHERLAND.
Principal Events that Have Occurred In
the Old Countries About the
North Sea Wltb'n a Week
or So Just Past.
NORWAY.
The grip is so prevalent in Kristiania
that in many cases the letter and paper
-carriers cannot deliver then* goods
promptly.
The proposed bank in Tromso did not
materialize for lack of funds.
The manufacturers at Lillestrommen
nave raised $7,000 for the erection of a
public hall for their workingmeh. A li
brary will also be located in the build
ing.
The Kongsberg silver mines, which are
operated, by the government, came out
with $25,000 on the wrong side of the ledg
er at the close of the old year.
Efforts are made to establish a new
bank in Voss.
The Storthing appropriated $13,500 for
the inter-parliamentary peace congress
which is to take place in Kristiania next
summer. The opposition to the measure
was very weak.
The stocks of the Bergen mekaniske
verksted (iron works) drew a dividend of
six per cent last year.
The reindeer company keeps about 3,000
head of reindeer in the mountains around
Hallingskarven. A few days ago a lot
of them were butchered. This is done by
going into the flock and shooting down
the fattest animals and skining and part
ing their carcasses at once. The fawns
are not parted, but their carcasses are
sent whole to the large cities. The price
of the stocks of the company is rising.
Kristiania had about 220,000 inhabitants
at the beginning of the present year. The
increase for 1898 was 15,000. Stockholm
has about 300,000 inhabitants but the
former city is growing so much faster
that it is calculated that in 1914, the
centenary of the independence of Nor
way the two cities will have 460,000 in
habitants each.
The crown prince is booked for a trip
to Norway in the first part of March, and
he may spend some* time in Kristiania.
The committee of ways and means pro
poses a national appropriation of $2,700
for the erection of a monument to Abel,
the greatest mathematical genius pro
duced by Norway.
Eidsberg, Smaalenene, has become fa
mous on account of a unique boycott de
clared by a number of its citizens. They
have agreed to pay a fine of $13.50 for
every time they buy something at an
auction conducted by the local sheriff.
The object of the boycott is to starve
out the present sheriff in hopes of the
appointment of a more satisfactory man
to fill the vacancy.
Fridtjof Nansen recently wrote a con
tribution to the London Times, deplor
ing the inability of Norway to maintain
Us position as a nation in relation to
other nations, and suggesting the disso
lution of the present union and estab
lishing a permanent defensive alliance in
Us place.
\i
The Dreyfus controversy has made
Bjornson believe that the French peo
ple must go down, down, as a nation.
A Mr. Mlchelet of Kristiania. has sold
the patent on a new horse shoe invented
by himself, for $2,700.
The conservative members of the city
council of Kristiania were in favor of
permitting a German syndicate to build
a new street car line to Rodelokken but
one man turned against his party, and
now the line will be built by the city.
A snowslide from the "Saddle" moun
tain at Hammerfest, buried several
iiouses and killed one man.
The ^Storthing has appropriated $9,000
Tor the publication of a souvenir volume
on Nprway, for distribution at the Paris
world's fair in 1206.
The Norwegian Industri og Veksel bank
cleared $130,000 in 1898. This is equal to
10 1-4 per cent'on the capital stock.
A number of new manufacturing es
tablishments have been built in Dram
aien, and that city is already an import
ant manufacturing center. There is a
general lack of dwelling houses for work
ingmen.
The magistrate of Kristiansand recom
mends that the present local option iaw
oe repealed.
SWEDEN.
The voluntary contributions for the
benefit of the wives and children of the
fishermen who were lost in a storm at
Kivik and Hvitemolla amount to $13,000.
A joint committee representing the dif
ferent insurance companies has conven
3d In Stockholm to revise the rates.
The crown prince, has stated that the
prospects for a neutrality treaty are not
bright, but that the czar's peace con
gress may agree oh international courts
of arbitration.
A mail carrier broke through the ice
on the Fryken. and the mail pouch and
the sled on which he rode (sparkstotting)
went to the bottom but he managed to
lave} his life.
The tax lists show that a goodly num
ber of farmers around Simrishamn are
worth from $10,000 to $15,000, or even more.
A Swedish peasant exports 20,000 straw
hats to Norway every year. The price
varies from five to thirteen cents apiece.
The Elizabeth (Catholic) sisters of
mercy in Maimo. have just had a bazar
ifor the benefit of*' the poor, and pres
ents were received even from abroad, no
tably from Kaiser Wilhelm and Kais
srin Augusta.
Tb,e prize offered by the Swedish Med
ical^Association for the. best essay on.tu
berculosis was awarded, by a unanimous
votel to'Dr. Emil Nilsson of Tstad. The
amount was $400.
Tjjfe'I. O. G. T. have set aside $80 for
missionary work among the students of
Upsala. A. E. Lidstrom. a student at
that- place, won the $50 offered by the I
O. O. T. for the best temperance essay.
The John Ericsson monument commit
tee ^has! accepted the sketch' made by
Pro*. J& Borjeson and Lundberg, an
other noted sculptor, was awarded $270
forJhiB sketch, which will be donated to
thelNqr^iska Museet.
The ecclesiastical authorities have
agreed that a Swedish clergyman ought
•to Be stationed at Copenhagen., The pro
posed appointment will Involve an an
r-:*isl| outlay of at least $1,350.
The real estate transfers In Stockholm
for the month of January, aggregated
$2,835,000.
The papers boast of the ice on the
ponds at Landskrona. "It Is from four
to five inches thick, and solid." Indeed!
The year 1898 was an era of labor
strikes in Sweden. There are already
tokens of similar troubles for the year
1899. Malmo takes the lead, about one
hundred and twenty journeymen shoe
makers In that city, having struck for
higher pay.
Gothenburg is in need of a large central
railway station, the cost of which will
exceed $2,500,000.
A. Hedln has been unable to occupy
his seat in the riksday on account of an
attack of neuralgia.
One hundred and twenty-one thousand
signatures had been secured for the
woman's peace petition up to Feb. "1. A
large number of lists are still in circula
tion.
The armored cruiser Niord, has had a
test trial, developing a speed of ,15 knots
with natural draft, and 16 knots with
forced draft.
Blossoming violets were picked Jan. 20
In the open air in a garden at Ostraby,
Skane.
The Stockholm branches of the patri
otic society (fosterlandska forlundet), as
sembled to discuss the Norwegian flag
law, passed the following resolution by
a unanimous vote: "Regretting that the
Norwegian storthing, in regard to the
controversy about the flag, cast its vote
in a one-sided manner and contrary to
mutual agreement, this meeting declares,
as its unanimous sentiment, that said
vote ought to lead to no result regarding
Sweden and the union, wherefore the
meeting also cherishes the sure hope that
the government of Sweden will vindi
cate the rights of Sweden and the union,
and oppose every unionistic endorsement
of this vote and, consequently. Its pro
mulgation in foreign countries, particu
larly because a contrary course would
have to be looked upon as a decisive
step towards the dissolution of the
union."
Russification of Finland. An Imperial
ukase has been issued, compelling the
senators, governors and other higher of
ficials to use the Russian language.
Hilder Lagerstedt, formerly employed
as -engineer at the Copenhagen electric
light station, has been appointed head
engineer at the Darmstadt electric sta
tion. He had 146 applicants to compete
with.
Boras and Orebro are growing faster
than any other Swedish cities. The popu
lation of the former is 14,000, that of the
latter, 20,000. In both cases the popu
lation has been doubled during the past
ten years.
Bishop Von Scheele is acting as re
ligious instructor at the Visby -public
school.
A motion has been made in the riksdag
to set aside a large sum of money for
building houses' for homeless working
men.
No snuff or tobacco will be served to
the inmates of the Swedish prisons after
April first.
A German paper claims that a stenog
raphic dispatch was tied to'Andree's car
rier pigeon which the captain of the Nor
wegian hunting vessel Aiken shot short
ly after the ascent of Andree's balloon,
but that the captain threw away the dis
patch because he could not understand
it. We do,not believe this statement
correct, however
F. Milberg took an overdose of liquors
and lay down on the railroad track near
Motala. A train came, of course. The
engineer tried to stop, but could not do
so until the engine and five cars had
passed over the man. But it was found
that he was not only uninjured, but he
was even enjoying a profound sleep, his
head resting comfortably on his satchel.
He was waked up, however, and handed
over to the police on account of sleep
ing in an uncongenial place.
DENMARK.
The journeymen sausagemakers in Co
penhagen are on a strike.
About a score of young Danes have
been expelled from Slesvig in the course
ot the past few days.
A brewers* union has been organized.in
Copenhagen. The aim of its promoters
is to unite all brewers, of Denmark in
the new organization.
The journeymen butchers of Copen
hagen are on a strike. A majority of
them have been making from eight to
ten dollars a week, but they have to
work too many hours, and their pay is
too irregular. They demand a minimum
pay of $6.75 a week a maximum time of
10 hours and only two hours on Sun
days.
Rev. Usslng, of Copenhagen, officiated
at the funeral of a young man and a
young woman who committed suicide to
gether. He denounced the method^ of
"dying in beauty" (an expression used
by Ibsen), whereupon the social demo
crats present became restless and noisy.
They also tried to display a red banner
in the church-yard, but Rev. Usslng pre
vented them from doing so. When he
left the church-yard many people shouted
"Hurrah!"
A twenty-year-old student of Copen
hagen has suddenly disappeared. He left
his home one forenoon to go to the uni
versity to be examined, and that was the
last he has been heard of. He is sup
posed to have gone to Germany, either to
have a good time or to enter the battle
of life In earnest.
The women tailors in Copenhagen have
kept up a successful strike for some
time. They show no sighs of weaken
ing, and nine establishments are crip
pled by the strike.
A number of owners of fishing smacks
in Grimsby, England, have requested
Premier Salisbury to protect their inter
ests in the Faroe islands. The trouble
originated in a clash between -Grimsby
fishermen who were trawling near the
shore, and the local authorities, the for
mer being arrested at the instance of the
latter. Mr. Doughty, the member of the
house of commons from Grimsby, also
wrote to the,premier, urging him to send
a gunboat to the islands to protect the
English fishermen. Mr. Doughty com
plains that the trawlers were convicted
according to a law which had been in
force only four days, and of which the
trawlers Were ignorant when they vio
lated the law. He finally reminded the
premier of the fact that Similar arrogan
ces in Iceland ceased as soon as an Eng
lish gunboat was sent up there.
The city council of Aarhus has resolved
to build a fine hotel for tourists in the
Marselisborg city park, at the expense
of the city. When the establishment i*
completed It will be rented out td prl
vale parties'.
LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP
Our Special Correspondent Tells of
the Solons' Doings.
The Members are Busily Engaged, as the
Session Draws Towards Close, In the
Discussion and Passage of Va
rious Measures.
St.. Paul, March 3.—There were many
vacant chairs in the house and senate
chambers yesterday, many members be
ing absent on the junketing tours to St.
Cloud, Moorhead and Red Wing. The
senate barely, had a quorum and no
serious attempt was made to transact
Important business. The senate has its
work well in hand anyway, and was able,
after a short session in the forenoon to
adjourn for the day.
But in the house the proceedings
dragged their weary way until night set
in. Toward the close of the session only
43*of the 119 members were present. But
there were no less than fifty-five bills
on general orders, and so it was con
sidered necessary to let the work go. on.
But everybody was looking painfully
spiritless, and progress was slow. It is
understood that arrangements are being
made for a race between the house of
representatives and a barrel of molasses.
St. Paul, March 4.'—The governor's veto
of the sugar bounty bill seems to be in
directly bearing fruit, notwithstanding
both houses passed it over the veto. He
called attention to the bad character of
the bounty bill and asked Its repeal be
fore he signed an appropriation. The
legislature has apparently adopted a re
verse method, and after making the ap
propriation they now propose to repeal
the bounty bill. The senate yesterday,
in committee of the whole, recommended
the repeal of the bill unanimously. The
uncertainties of legislation had an amus
ing Illustration in the senate. A bill to
prohibit disorderly conduct on the street
cars received 32 votes, the exact number
necessary for its passage. One senator
changed his vote fb no in order to move
a reconsideration. The bill really had 33
votes at that time, but one senator
changed his mind and asked to be re
corded no, so that when the other sen
ator changed his vote for the purpose of
reconsidering, it defeated the measure.
Then the senator who wanted to recon
sider if it was defeated, changed back
and saved the bill. Later it was discov
ered that the roll call had not been veri
fied, and when it was called over for that
purpose, one senator who favored the
bill had stepped out and left it with only
31 votes. Then a senator who had voted
for it originally discovered that he had
not been recorded as voting at all. This
discovery saved the bill for the third
time. That bill seems to have enough
saving qualities to become a law.
A pretty lively debate occurred in the
senate over the bill changing the oil In
spector's office from a fee to a salary Of
fice. Some of the senators argued that
the basis should not be changed simply
because the politics of the govenor's of
fice had changed. When the bill came
back from the judiciary committee yes
terday it had an amendment which was
designed to relieve it of seeming parti
sanship. The amendment provided that
it should not go Into effect until 1901,
which would be after the term of the
present incumbent had expired. The fees
amount to, $20^000 pex^annum,. and are
paid by the 'Standard 6li Company. Some
argued that If it was a salaried office,
much oil would escape being inspected
at all. After a long debate it was rec
ommended to pass as amended, but it is
doubtful if it goes through in the final
round up. The bill providing a commis
sion to visit the state institution and re
port, instead of having the legislature
go itself, does not meet with much favor,
as the legislature seems to like junkets.
It went back to a committee "just to kill
time."
The house yesterday emasculated Rob
ert's election bill and then passed it.
One section allows the voter to vote for
all of the presidential electors by placing
an against the first name. The oft re
peated attempt to establish a Jpoard of
immigration was again inaugurated by
a bill providing for an Immigration board
of five members who are to name three
immigration agents in each county. The
bill carries an appropriation of $15,000
Another bill offered provides for a state
highway commission of three members,
to be appointed, the same as the pro
posed immigration boards, by the gov
ernor. Their duties Would be to lay out
all the state roads and bridges and also
to apportion the road and bridge fund.
St. Paul, March 6.—The proposition to
change certain offices, the holders of
which are appointed by the governor,
from fees to salaries, bore fruit Satur
day by a bill presented in the senate to
cut off the fees of the clerk of the su
preme court and make his salary $2,400
flat. As it is nOw, his salary is $1,500, and
the fees add $2,000 more.
Another bill offered, which is likely to
create considerable interest, relates to
food products, and requires all baking
powder containing alum to be so marked
on the package, and that all vinegar
must be labeled with its ingredients and
the name of the manufacturer. These
matters have been fought over several
times in the legislature, so that it Is the
old story in a new form.
Another bill offered allows foreign rail
road corporations to consolidate with lo
cal roads. The object of the bill is said
•to be to allow the Milwaukee & St. Paul
road to acquire the St. Paul & Duluth,
and the Chicago, Burlington and North
ern to consolidate with the Burlington &
Cedar Rapids.
An amendment was proposed to the
game and fish laws which will allow the
use of gill nets in all of our lakes during
all the months of the year except April
and May.
One of the bills passed requires any
harrow gauge railroad to change to the
standard gauge upon order or the rail
road commissioner. This would affect
but one road in the state, that running
from Wabasha to Zumbrota.
The bill which would .allow the Young
er brothers to be paroled and leave, the
state was considered in committee of the
whole, but no conclusion was reached.
In the house the bill amending the pro
bate code so that the sale of property un
der execution shall wipe out the dower
right, was defeated by a, vote of 47 to
The bill requiring the current tax on
timber or mineral lands tb be paid be
fore the timber or minerals can be re
moved, produced a lengthy debate, but
was finally passed.
Other bills passed increase the appro
priation for country schools to $35,000, and
allow counties to buy. grounds for agri- meetings were in progress at the same
cultural fairs, An unsuccesfful effort
7
was made to resuscitate the bill fixing
the liquor licenses at $1,500 in cities hav
ing over 10,000 inhabitants, and $1,000 for
cities under 10,000. A bill was introduced
in the house creating a commission on
claims, composed of the Attorney Gen
eral and two Judges of the Supreme
Court, whose duty it shall be to pass
upon all claims against the state and
upon whose award the claims are to be
paid.
St. Paul, March 7.—Perhaps it was the
cold weather, but at all events, the legis
lature was not in a working mood yester
day and but little was accomplished. The
senate session was very brief, but long
enough to receive Gov. Lind's appoint
ments of a new game and fish commis
sion. The successor of S. F. Fullerton,
the head of the board, is John Beutner,
of Proctor Knott, a suburb of Duluth.
The other members are Jacob Danz, of
St. Paul, Leonard Cramb, of St. Cloud,
William Ward, of Fairmont, and .Mr.
Williams, of Minneapolis. There were so
many committee meetings to be held that
after the introduction of a few bills the
senate adjourned.
Soon after the house met in the after
noon it went into committee of the whole
and spent the entire session in that work.
The bill relating to the compensation of
the reporter of the Supreme Court caused
a wind-storm.
The bill originally gave him a salary of
$3,500, but it was reduced to $3,000, and
recommended to pass. The next bill to
elicit debate was the one introduced at
the request of the Retail Grocers* and
Manufacturers'* Association, to prevent
fraudulent assignments of wages by re
quiring assignments to be recorded with
the city or town clerk or village recorder.
After a lengthy debate the bill was laid
over to be amended to remove the ob
jections raised against it.
St. Paul, Minn., March 8.—The bill re
quiring foreign corporations to pay the
same fee as those organized in the state
now only awaits the governor's signature
to become a law. The bill originally
passed the senate and went to the house,
where it was amended. When it came
back to the senate today. Senator Horton
endeavored to have the senate refuse to
concur with the house amendment. This
was done for the purpose of defeating
the bill but the effort did not avail. The
senate first concurred with the house by
a vote of 39 to 15, and then passed the
bill by a vote of 40 to 8.
Bills were introduced making appro
priations for the normal schools at St.
Cloud, Moorhead and Winona, and also
authorizing Minneapolis to raise a hun
dred and fifty-thousand dollars by tax
ation to finish their court house. A large
portion of the day was spent In the pas
sage of bills.
There were 27 on the calendar, and all
but one were passed. The one that was
lost applied to Hennepin county only,
and legalized bridge bonds heretofore
voted upon by cities under provisions of
chapter 204, laws of 1893. Three of' the
bills passed related to the collection of
taxes. One gives a bounty to the farmer
for raising sugar beets, while another re
pealed the act giving a bounty to the
manufacturer of beet sugar. Another bill
in the list was one to prevent fraud in
the branding of butter, and still another
provides for the erection of a monument
at Hinckley In memory of those who lost
their lives in the great fire.
The house devoted its entire time,
morning and afternoon, to the discussion
of insane affairs. Mr. Staples introduced
a bill creating asylums at Hastings and
Anoka, and as this was a compromise
measure it seemed to settle the feud be
tween the two towns and their respective
friends. Mr. Grondahl, however, offered
a bill inaugurating what is termed the
county system, providing for small hos
pitals In the various counties of the state.
These bills came up as a special order
today and after they were duly before
the house Mr. Grondahl took the floor
and -spoke until the noon recess without
concluding his remarks. It took an hour
of the afternoon session for him to con
clude and then Mr. Stivers of Brainerd,
Mr. Staples, Jacobson and others contin
ued- the discussion in opposition to the
county system for the rest of the day.
It will probably take another day to fin
ish the discussion and reach a vote.
S$. Paul, March 9.—The senate had
quite a reform spasm yesterday, which
consumed nearly the" entire forenodn ses
sion. It was precipitated by Senator Du
Toit calling up the resolution he offered
on Monday directing the public examiner
to examine the books of the clerk of the
supreme court and ascertain whether he
had made a correct report of the fees he
had received. This led to a row up and
down the line. Some senators vouched
for the accuracy of the report made,
while others demanded that every fee of
fice in the state be similarfy investigated.
The resolution, after much wrangling,
was amended to include all fee offices and
to provide that the investigation be con
ducted by a committee of three senators
instead of by the public examiner, and
passed in that form.
The afternoon session was chiefly de
voted to the question of a bounty to the
sugar beet manufacturer and a bounty
to the farmer for raising sugar beets. In
the round-up, after a long debate, the
sugar beet was the loser.
The bill of two years ago, granting a
bounty to the manufacturer of one cent
per pound was repealed and the new bill
providing for a bounty to the farmer
who raises sugar beets was defeated. So
the senate goes on record as opposed to
home industries and, favorable to the su
gar trust.
The house in the forenoon resumed the
thread of its debate on the insane asylum
question, and there were speeches pro
and* con until every one, including the
orators, were tired out.
Just before the noon recess a vote was
taken on the bill establishing county in
sane asylums, after the plan hi Wiscon
sin, and it only received 15 affirmative
votes to 91 negative. This left the bill
establishing two new asylums, one at
Anoka and one at Hastings, before the
house, but Instead of finishing up the job,
action on the bill was postponed one
week. Meantime, a large portion of the
legislature will visit' the St. Peter and
Rochester asylums.
The afternoon proceedings were listless,
the members being wearied by the long
insane debate.
A few bills were passed. One fixed the
salary of the supreme court reporter at
$3,000. Another gave the Soldiers' Home
$20,000 for maintenance, which was cut off
two years ago, and a third regulates the
inspection of steam hollers. The rest of
the day was spent in considering bills in
committee of the whole, but so little In
terest was taken that several committee
time.
MINNESOTA NEWS.
Leprosy.
According to the biennial report of
the state board of health, just issued,
there'is but little danger of the spread
of leprosy in Minnesota. There are at
present only thirteen lepers in the
State, and the total number of cases
recorded is fifty-one. Only nine of this
fifty-one were females. Thirty-fonr
cases have been reported since 1890,
and twenty-one of these are known to
have been married. I is a peculiar
fact that seventy-eight children have
been born to these persons, most of
them after one of the parents as rec
ognized as being a leper and that not
one of them has been affected by the
disease. For some reason the disease
does not spread in this state.
The records show that most, but not
all, of the lepers in the state came
from Norway, and the report suggests
that it is unsafe to quarantine against
the disease by watching immigrants.
I recommends an investigation of the
family history of all persons Coming
from parts of the world where the dis
ease is known to be prevalent, before
the immigrant is allowed to enter the
country. The report adds that it is
quite possible for leprosy to die out in
this state if no more afflicted persons
are allowed to enter.
Has Money But is Destitute.
Mrs. Lena Gembe, a St. Paul widow
with three small children, though
heiress to a third interest in a $20,000
estate left by her husband, Francis M.
Gembe, died in 1893, is in desti
tute circumstances. Agent Moak of
the Humane Society and a neighbor of
the destitute woman, urged the courts
to do something to aid her in recover
in what is due her from the estate,
claiming that a previous order of the
court directing the administrator of
the estate, Francis C. Gembe, a stepson
of the woman, to pay her $35 a month
from the income of the estate had not
been obeyed, and that the woman and
her family had been compelled to live
on $1.50 per week earned by one of the
children, she herself being crippled
and unable to get about except with
great pain. Mr. Gembe, the adminis
trator, is a traveling man and is absent
from the city. It is said an attempt
will be made to have the probate court
disallow his account as administrator,
and, if possible, remove him from that
position.
Elevators Crowded.
The Consolidated Elevator company
of Duluth has awarded to the Barnett
& Record company of Minneapolis a
contract for an addition to its elevator
"E" of 500,000 bushels capacity. The
contract includes a 1000-horsepower en
gine. The work is to be completed by
July. Both the Globe and Great North
ern Elevator companies, it a com
bined capacity of about 8,000,000 bush
els, bave notified customers that they
can take in no more grain, the capacity
being exhausted.
The Superior Terminal and Belt Line
company's elevators are nearly full,
and the Consolidated company has
about 3,000,000 bushels of room un
occupied. The question of storage for
grain will be a vexed one before many
weeks.
College Burned.
Fire totally destroyed the three-story
stone building at Kittsondale occupied
as a dormitory by Concordia college.
The loss is estimated at $7,000 on the
building and $1,500 on contents. It is
thought the fire started from an over
heated chimney. When the fire depart
ment came nothing could be done to
save the structure, and all efforts-were
devoted to adjoining property.
Prof. Buenger, director of the insti
tution, was badly burned about the
hands. The building as purchased
by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in
1894 for $22,000. It was one of St.
Paul's landmarks, having been erected
in 1867.
Hits Minnesota.
Th promotion of Lieutenant Hobson
ten numbers in the list of naval con
struction lieutenants, making him
third in the list and carrying him from
1407 to 1397 in the list of officers of the
navy has a particularlnterest to Min
nesota people on account of the back
set it gives to Minnesota boys.
Robert Stocker and Frank W. Hibbs,
were appointed to the naval acad
em from Minnesota, are constructors
with the rank of lieutenant, their num
bers being 1404 and 1400 respectively.
Each will lose a number and will con
sequently be a longer time attaining
the rank of captain, while Hobson will
be a Captain in a few years.
Heavy Expenditures.
A large amount of work is expected
to be done on the government locks
and dams in the Mississippi river be
twee Minneapolis and Fort Snelling
during the coming summer. Congress
has set aside $150,000 for the work this
year, and Engineer Abbott has $100,000
left over from last year. It is expected
that 500 men will be at work on the
coffer dam for lock and dam No. 2 by
the middle of May. The preliminary
work has all been completed for this
dam, and it will be built before the
other.
W. W. Erwln.
W. W. Erwin, the well known crim
inal lawyer, will leave St. Paul shortly
for St. Louis, Mo., where he will join
a law firm. Mr. Erwi took a promi
nen part in the defense of the Home
stead rioters, and gained a national
reputation in his defense of E. V. Debs
after the great A. R. U. strike of 1894.
has cut quite a figure in local poli
tics, and last spring as a candidate
for mayor of St. Paul.
Indian Census.
Major James McLaughlin, the Indian
inspector is taking the census of
the Medawakanton tribe of the Sioux*
will soon have his work completed.
he whole of the remnant of this once
numerous an*, powerful Sioux tribe
live in various to in Minne
sota. Altogether they number about
900. Of this number 200 are full-blood*
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
or the W En dinar March 9.
The Kansas legislature has adjourned
sine die.
Kentucky democrats will hold their
state convention in Louisville on Jun
21.
W. P. Sprague, former, congressman,
died in McConnellsville, O., from blood
poisoning.
men were killed and 13 injured
in a collision on the Lake Shore road
at Westfield, N. Y.
John D. Clews, aged 102 years, was
married at Franklin, Pa., to Sarah Jen
nings, 1O0 years old.
The British cruiser Talbot with the
body of Lord Herschell on board, left
N York for London.
All the hotels and a large number of
business places at Taiya, Alaska, have
been destroyed by fire.
The Sixty-first general assembly of
Indiana adjourned sine die after the
usual two months' session.
The bubonic plague is raging at Bom
bay with unparalleled severity. There
were 1,000 deaths in one week.
William Noble, a well-known builder
in Ne York, filed a petition in bank
ruptcy with liabilities of $1,027,460.
Dr. H. B. Bagley, a prominent phy
sician in Seattle, Wash., fell on a stone
sidewalk in Chicago and was killed.
A project is on foot in the east to
unite the principal rolling mill inter
ests of the country, north and south.
The governor vetoed the bill passed
by the legislature prohibiting the prac
tice of Christian science in Oklahoma.
President McKinley has appointed
Dr. Fred H. Wines, of Springfield, 111.,
to be assistant director of the census.
The total number of post office nom
inations sent to the senate by President.
McKinley during the last, session was
838.
Mrs. Sarah Stevenson, mother of the
former vice president, Adlai E. Steven
son, died in Bloomington, HI., aged 90
years.
Fire destroyed the Hungarian ele
vators in Denver, Col., containing 300,
000 bushels of wheat, the loss being
$200,000.
The Mary Holmes college for girls
and cotton press sheds were burned at
West Point, Miss., the loss being
$400,000.
Ambrose A. Ranney, a member of the
Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth and For
ty-ninth congresses, died in Boston,
aged 77 years.
J. M. Cook, the head of the well
known Cook's excursion tourist agen
cy, died at Walton-on-Thames, Eng
land, aged 65 years.
Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresford
declared in London that there would be
war unless the "open door" policy in
China was adhered to.
Waterbury & Marshall, formerly
members of the cordage trust, filed a
petition in bankruptcy in Ne York
with liabilities of $13,000,000.
Fifty masked men rode into Missouri
City, Mo., visited the homes of seven
men and gave each 40 lashes. The vic
tims were accused of petty crimes.
Gen. William S. Littlefield died in
Ne York, aged 66 years. He studied
law in Abraham Lincoln's office in
Springfield, HI., and was prominent in
the civil war.
Henry M. Burt, founder of the paper
published on the top of Mount Wash
ington, known* as Amon the Clouds,
died at hisi home at Springfield, Mass.,
aged 68 years.
Eigh Persona Meet Death.
Louisville, Ky., March 8. Tw
strange fatalities occasioned by the
flood and cold occurred in Kentucky
Tuesday. Hiram James, a young farm
er, started for Frankfort to secure a
marriage license for a friend. In rid
ing across a swollen stream his horse
slipped and he was drowned. Seven
persons wers drowned by high water
Tuesday and the damage in the south
will reach $2,000,000. The cotton crop,
according to specials from the south,
is a total failure, and the floods will
ruin three-fourths of the planters
along the Mississippi.
Many Drowned.
Vancouver, B. C, March 8.—Mail ad
vices from Tien Tsin, China, report that
200 persons fell through the ice where
three rivers meet outside, the western
gate of the native city. One hundred
and six were drowned^ s~^
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THE MARKETS.
New York, March 9.
LIVE STOCK—Steers $4 85 5 50
Hogs 3 90 4 15
Sheep 4 00 4 75
FLOUR—Winter Straights.. 3 55 3 65
Minnesota Patents... 3 90 4 20
WHEAT—No. 2 Red 83%@ 83%
May :...... 76%@ 76%
CORN—No. 2 42%@ 43%
May 46%@ 40%
OATS—No. 2 White.... 36%# 36%,
BUTTER—Creameries 15%@ 20
Factory 12 14%
CHEESE—White .. 11%@ 12
EGGS 21%@ 22
CHICAGO.
CATTLE—Choice Steers $5 30 5 85
Texas 3 40 480
Butchers* 3 75 4 10
Feeders' .. .. 3 40 4 50
Bulls 2 70 4 30
HOGS—Light 3 65 3 85
Mixed 3 65 & 3 90
SSHEEP v, 2 90 0 4 50
BUTTER—Creameries ...... 14 19%
Dairies 12 17
EGGS ...: 16%® 17
POTATOES—(perbu.)........ 50 60
PORK^-May .................. 9 30 9 42%
LARD—May. 5 40 5 47%
RIBSt-May ... 4 75 4 85
GRAIN—Wheat, May 70%© 71%
Corn, May.... 35%© 35%
Oats. May... 27%® 27w
Rye, No. 3... 54%© 54%
Barley, Choice to Fancy.. 50 51
MILWAUKEE.
GRAIN—Wheat, Northern.. $ 58%® 70%
Oats".-. 29 30
Rye, No. 1 57 &
Barley, No. 2.... 49
KANSAS CITY.
GRAIN—Wheat. No. 2 Hard $ 63%@ 64%
Corn, No. 2 Mixed 82 32%
Oats, No. 2 White 29 29%
Rye. No. 2.... 5 6 56%
ST. LOUIS.
CATTLE—Natlve Steers $4 60 5 75
Texas Steers. ..... 3 60 4 80
HOGS—Packers 3 70 3 90
Butchers* .................. 3 80 3 92%
SHEEP—Native Muttons... 4 00 4 60
OMAHA.
CATTLE—Native Steers.... $4 00 0 5 30
Cows and Heifers 3 25. $ 4 15
Stockers and Feeders..... 3 90 0 4 35
HOGS—Mixed 3 0 3 tt%
SHEEP-Native Muttons.... 3 89 6 4

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