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THE LAST NAIL DRIVEN It Is Senator Davis How Beyond a Doubt, I and the Honorable Gentleman Can Sleep Soundly. He Need Have No Fears About Demo cratic Plots and Schemes by Nelson or McMillan. Full Text of His Speech of Accept ance-Two Important Bills in the House. Bills to Tax Sioux City Railroad Lands and Create a Township School District System. It is no trouble to elect a United States Senator in Minnesota, as was demonstrated yesterday at the state capitol. There were no formal ballots necessary, and that made it so much easier. It only required the read ing of the members of the house and senate by the clerk, and the announcement of the result of the ballots on the previous day by the speaker, and C. K. Davis was clothed with authority to represent Minne sota in the United States senate for six years, dating from March 4, 1887. There were no dramatic scenes: tie enthusiasm ■was not marked by any means; in fact the event was one of ordinary interest. The joint session convened in the house chamber exactly at noon, after the house had trans acted its usual amount of routine business. The senators and dignitaries had filed in and taken the chairs re served for them; the lobby was packed full, the galleries were overflowing when, after the result had been announced by the speaker, Senator Davis appeared in the main doorway, accompanied by the committee that had been appointed to no tify him of his election — Senator Edwards and Representatives Bjorge and Warren. There was considerable applause as he passed up the aisle, which was renewed with increased vigor when he reached the speaker's desk. Speaker Merriam pre sented him, after the usual formula, and the senator then proceeded with his speech. He did not road from manuscript, but held a small sheet of notes in his hand, to which he frequently referred The senator's ef fort was by .no means ambitious, and in this respect it was a disappointment to al most everybody. Neither did the gentle man make the slightest attempt to display his power of oratory, and, as for delivery, the speech was rather tame. There was slight applause twice, but no enthusiasm was aroused. The senator's speech in full was as follows: Mr. Speaker, Senators and Representatives: You have informed me through your com mittee that 1 have been elected to represent, in part, this commonwealth in the • senate of the United Slates; and I appear at your invi tation, and in obedience to custom, to ac knowledge the honor you have conferred upon me. 1 thank you, and through you I '-'iank the people of the state for their choice. ♦- fulfills an aspiration which, in an honora '^e form, has, in some degree, directed my s..Mdies and thoughts. I accept the office, in «*•» hope that the expectations which a gen «tus constituency may entertain will not be "-<••» illy disappointed. You will permit me to »•? that the unanimity with which a great WftiKy has selected mo for this office makes i»ir ;ear that too much is required of me, and '•'Widens me with that diffidence ' which any mm ought to feel under such circumstances. 'J.'iie restrictions of this occasion do not per- Ljit any elaborate statement of POLITICAL OPINIONS. I trust that such a statement is not at all ne-essary. It has been my endeavor on all occasions to state my convictions frankly, mid I think that no sincere person, who has hep.rd me, can have misunderstood me. I will SH>'that, in my opinion, an unnecessary sur plus public revenue is a political and econom ical evil. That the revenues now collected by tha federal government are too great, and that the true interests of the people require ft wise and careful revision and reduction of indirect taxation/which will not lessen the wages of labor or.injure the industries of the country. Ever since the year 1573, when the generous people of "this state elected me to theofliee of governor, because they believed 1 stood at an advanced point of thought as an advocate of their rights in the attempt to as sert the power of the law over the corpora tions, it has been my aim to continue upon the logical line of such principles, and . I am persuaded that it is jour belief in this which has caused you to ■ invest me with this, the highest testimonial of your confidence. As a senator from this state I shall consider my self the SERVANT OF ITS PEOPLE, bound to protect their interests and to re spect tbeir wishes. In my efforts to do this 1 bespeak for myself their patience aud con siderate judgment: assuring them that no ef fort of mine shall be wanting to deserve their approval. I cannot let this occasion pass •without acknowledging my obligations to my friends and especially to the press of this state. That the people's voice spoke through this oracle of popular opinion makes my ob ligation to it none the less, and 1 here tender aiy thanks for an advocacy which has so often spoken in the language of personal affection as to touch iii.v heart and establish a lasting resting place in my memory. The duties of a senator or representative from this state will be intimately connected with the uew North west, of which Minnesota is a part. It is now aearly thirty years since Mr. Seward, the most prescient of American statesmen, stood upon the steps of this capitol, and looking into the seeds of time, declared that he spoke from a place destined to be the centre of a great em pire. This, like other memorable utterances of that PROPHETIC SPIRIT, was received with incredulity which has long since ceased, and has been succeeded by be lief, as his prediction has come to pass. He stood where civilization then stood, pausing upon her Western outposts. To-day there is not In the Northwest a frontier from which such a prediction could be made. That which he foresaw exists. Great communities fill the area from the Mississippi to the Pacific — Washington. Idaho. Montana and Dakota struggling in the trammels of an unjust pu pilage. The relations of Minnesota to these communities are of the most intimate charac ter, and will coutinue to be so. The empire of the Northwest was founded here, and, for many years to come, the identity of interests ■will make it the duty and interest of every citizen of this state to labor for its aggrand izement. I esteem it as one of the greatest privileges of my life to be called to a position where, in some degree, I can assist in the de velopment of that vast region of which Min nesota is now the most powerful component. Repeating, gentlemen, my thanks for the honor which you have conferred upon me, I pledge my best endeavors to prove myself worthy of the esteem which the gift of such honor implies. The joint convention then dissolved and the house adjourned. Mil Till; HOUSE DID. The Members Introduce the Usual Number of Hills, and Make No Speeches. Until some of the important bills come up for discussion there is not likely to be any features of absorbing interest connected with the sesssions. The ordinary routine was followed yesterday, the only bills of Importance introduced being: By Mr. Don nelly, regulating elections; and by Mr. Pot ter, "in regard to the law of libel. A bill was introduced to appropriate $61,500 lor the state normal school at Mankato. The Hennepin county delegation submitted ma jority and minority reports in regard to the patrol limits of Minneapolis. The matter was referred to the committee of the whole. Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on rail roads, recommended that the bill relating to the taxation of railroads do pass. Adopted. The bill relating to the agricultural col lege was referred to the committee on agri culture. The matter of purchasing 300 copies of Alexander's digests was referred to the com mittee on finance. The finance committee recommended the passage of bills fixing the salary of the ad iiS i. ..,..;... .^.jJjSr'*'"^"' '■'••■''' '■ " ■-■" i* . . jutant general, and providing for the print- ; ing of the school laws. Adopted. ! A bill introduced ■by Mr. Beatty was passed authorizing Sibley county to repay certain amounts to two county treasurers. Adopted. Mr. Ryan's bill to amend the charter of i Waseca was adopted. The Hennepiu county delegation sub mitted two reports in regard to amending i the city charter of Minneapolis in regard to I the sale of liquors. The majority report — favoring the adoption of the bill, which practically retains the present patrol limits —was signed by Pettit. Ellingson, Millar. Shuler, Howard and Comstoek. The mi nority report — which recommended that the bill be indefinitely postponed— was signed by Cloutier, McArdle, Lucas, Arneson and Gross. It was referred to the committee of the whole. A resolution by Mr. Millar, of Hennepin, that the chairman of the committee of elec tions be authorized to send for persons and papers in the contested case of Snyder- Gross. was adopted. Mr. Lucas, of Hennepin, moved that the use of the hall of the house be granted for public meetings in the evenings, and it was j carried. The speaker announced the following | special committees: To Investigate the Condition of the Agri cultural Collide— Messrs. Williams, Green, Flathers and Plowman. On State Public Schools — Buf fum, Morrison, Keyes, Johnson and Flynu. BILLS AND MEMORIALS. By Mr. Mattsou, of Wilkin— Relating to elections. Judiciary. By Mr. Powers, of Rice memorial to con gress to pass the pension act adopted by the G. A. R. Military affairs. By Mr. Freeman, of Steams—R elieving' set tlers from payment of taxes. These settlers had purchased lands of the old St. Paul & Chicago railroad land grant with the understanding that they were exempt from taxation. The supreme court has since decided that the lands were taxable, and the settlers are now seeking to be relieved from these back taxes. Railroads. By Mr. Nobles, of Murray — appropriate money to build a bridge. Roads and bridges. By Mr. Potter, of Houston — To regulate actions for libel. Judiciary. The bill provided that before any suit shall be brought for the publication "of a libel, the plaintiff, three days before riling the complaint, shall serve notice on the publisher, specifying the statements in said libelous articles which are alleged to be false and defamatory, and if, at the trial, it shall appear that said article was pub lished in good faith, that its falsity was due to mistake or misapprehension of the facts, raid that a full and fair retraction of any statement alleged to be erroneous was published in the next issue of such news paper, or within three days after such mistake was brought to the notice of the publisher, in as conspicuous a place and type in such newspaper as was the article complained of as libelous. then the plaint iff in such case shall recover only actual damages. The words "actual damages'' shall be construed to include all damages that the plaintiff may show he has suffered in respect to his property, business, trade, profession, and no other damages what ever. By Mr. Parker, of Isanti — To authorize the county commissioners of Isanti county to issue bonds in the sum of f 8,000 to build a court house and jail. Finance. By Mr. Rogers, of Ramsey — For the com pensation of attorneys assigned by the court to defend criminal cases. Judiciary. Also providing for the 6ummoninjr of wit nesses in cases where defendant is unable to meet expenses of same. Judiciary. 'Also in regard to written charges to juries in criminal cases. Judiciary. By Mr. Baker, Of Jv'orman — To authorize i the clerk of Marshall county to transcribe | the records of certain attached territory. Judiciary. The bill is simply to provide for covering a piece of territory which was taken from Polk county and attached to Marshall, by a bill introduced by Mr. Baker at the last session. The matter was not voted on until last fall, and now it is desired to fix up the record* for this new territory. By Mr. Donnelly, of Dakota— Relating to elections. . Judiciary. By Mr. Powers, of Rice— Relating to duties of county auditors, assessors and judges of probate. Judiciary. By Mr. Cloutier, of Hennepii — A memorial to congress for appropriations for the upper Mississippi valley waterways. Passed. By Mr. Howard, of Hennepin — To provide for the appointment of an inspector oL' steam boilers and steam vessels. Agriculture and manufactures. By Mr. Warren, of Ramsey — To exempt un dertakers and their employes fr mo jury duty. Judiciary. By Mr. Johnson, of Swift— To appropriate Si, ooo to build a bridge. By Mr. Bennett, of Blue Earth — to appro priate $61,500 for the State Normal school at Mankato. Finance. Tilt: SENATE. Dull ICominc Takes Up the Time of I lie Upper Hotly. Several petitions upon worn out subjects opened yesterday's session of the senate. An invitation from the State Horticultural society asking the senate to attend Prof. Cyrus Northrop's lecture in the evening was received. Senator Chapman, of Le Sueur, offered a joint memorial requesting congress to pass the pension acts recommended by the na tional pension committee of the G. A. 11., also urging national legislation which shall provide for pensions of soldiers from the time of their disability, notwithstanding the provisions of the pension act of 1879, which limit the time for which pensions are drawn to the date of application. Senator Pope explained that it was unnecessary, as the Minnesota delegation was " already pledged to support Die measures recom mended by the Grand army pension com mittee. It was referred to the sold lets' home committee. Following were the bills introduced: NEW BILLS. By Mr. Whiteman Amendment to section 316, chapter 66, general statutes of IS7B, re lating to levies to satisfy judarnient. Judi cial By Mr. Whiteman— To permit special ac tions to be maintained by or against the Dresident, vice president or treasurer of any unincorporated association consisting of seven or more members, for the recovery of property. Judiciary. By Mr. Clark— To repeal chapter 228. spe cial laws of 1881, entitled an act authorizing the Omaha road to purchase, own and operate the St. Paul & Souix City, and its proprietary or connecting roads, and to issue stock and bonds thereon. Railroads. By Mr. Ward reduce the number of county commissioners of Waseca county from six to five, and to limit the time for which each county commissioner shall receive com pensation to twenty-five days. Passed uuder suspension of rules. By Mr. Hoard — Amendment to an act au thorizing an iron bridge across the Minnesota river between Sparta, Chippewa county, and Stoney River, Yellow Medicine county. Passed under suspension of rules. By Mr. Akin— Repealing sections 7 and 8, chapter 61, laws relating to marriage. Re trenchment and reform. By Mr. Bowen — To appropriate $2,000 to pay the fees of referees appointed under chapter 55, general laws of 1885. Judiciary committee. By Mr. Hoard — To provide for township district schools, so as to make each township constitute a school district. Judiciary. By Mr. Buckman— To appropriate $4,600 to reimburse Horace Horton for repairing and rebuilding a bridge across the "Mississippi river at Sank Rapids, destroyed by the cy clone. Finance. - By Mr. Buckraan— To appropriate $10,000 to reimburse the Independent school district or Sauk Rapids for rebuilding a school house destroyed by the cyclone; also to appropriate $4,000 to reimburse Benton county for re building the Sauk Rapids court house. Fi nance. PVrBI .By Mr. Child — Amendment to sections 3 and 13, chapter 145, laws of 1885, relating to the incorporation of villages. Judiciary committee. . COMMITTEE REPORTS. The report of the judiciary committe, ac cording to the account of the meeting pub lished yesterday, was adopted. The com mittee on . soldiers' home recommended passage of Senator Ward's bill to prevent Continued on Fourth Page. BT. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 20, 1887. SENATORS SELECTED. The Republican Caucus of New York As semblymen Finally Nominate Prank Hiscock. 0. B. Farwell Formally Elected in Illi nois—He Makes a Speech to the Legislature. Dawes "Gets There" in Massachu setts and Millionaire Hearst in California. A Hollow Truce Patched Up by the Hoosiers and the Ballot ing Begun. Albany, N. V., Jan. 19.— After the usual formalities, the two houses of the legislature met at 13 o'clock to-day in joint convention for the purpose of electing a United States senator to succeed Warner Miller, Lieut. $Gov. Jones presiding. The joint convention proceeded to vote, each senator and assemblyman rising and an nouncing his choice. The balloting re sulted as follows: Total number of votes cast 148, necessary for a choice 75, Miller 43, Morton 33, Hiscock 11, Weed 61. The joint convention then adjourned until 12 o'clock to-morrow. The caucus of the Republican members of the state legislature met to-night for the purpose of selecting a candidate for Uuited FRANK HISCOCK. « States senator to succeed Senator Warner Miller. At the two previous caucuses four ballots had been taken and the caucus pro ceeded to the fifth ballot. The candidates were: Senator Miller. Hon. Levi P. Mor ton and Congressman Frank Hiscock. The ballot resulted as follows: Miller 46, Mor ton 36, Hiscock 11. This was one more than Miller had before received, Mr. Rea, who was absent before, voting for him. Front that point to the seventeenth ballot there was no change. On the seven teenth ballot Morton's followers went over in a body |to Hiscock, and the vote stood Miller 46. Hiscock 47. This would have nominated Hiscock had it not been decided by the combined vote of the Morton and Hiscock men when the caucus first met that a majority of all the Republicans elect to both houses, forty eight votes should be required. On the eighteenth ballot Hiscock again received the solid Morton vote, and Mr. Frost changed from Miller to Iliscock, thus giv ing him the necessary forty-eight and nom ination. The choice was made unanimous. The nomination is equivalent to an election as the Republicans have a clear majority on joint ballot. THE CAUSE OF THE SUDDEN IiIiEAK on the seventeenth ballot from Morton to H iscock was the fact that after the sixteenth Erwin withdrew • Mr. : Morton's name in favor of Hiscock. A scene of great ex citement ensued. Motions for a recess were made and withdrawn several times and Senator Miller's friends made strong appeals to the Morton men to vote for Miller, but without effect, as the seven teenth ballot showed. When, in the eighteenth ballot, Mr. Frost changed to Hiscock, it became evident that the strug gle was over and great cheering for His cock ensued. Only one Republican mem ber of the legislature was absent. Other changes from Hiscock to Miller made the final result of the eighteenth bal lot as follows: Hiscock 50, Miller 43. 'liiLl.Vofs. C. B. Farwell Formally Elected Scn aior»llis Speech to Hie JLefrisla tiivc. Springfield, 111., Jan. 19.— The legis lature met in joint session at noon to-day and canvassed the votes cast yesterday for United States senator, and Hon. Charles B. Farwell was declared elected. A committee was appointed to notify the new senator of his election. On entering Mr. Farwell was received with applause, and, being introduced, spoke as follows: Mr. Speaker, Senators and Representatives: By your partialty you have elected me to succeed Illinois' illustrious son, the lamented Logan, and to fill his unexpired senatorial term. „• 1 have no adequate words in which to express to you the gratitude 1 feel for so great an honor. ,1 do not expect to merit your - expectations, as the successor of such au eminent citizen, gallant soldier and distinguished statesman as the late John A. Logan. . I shall, however, con tent myself, by bringing to the discharge of the high trust you have committed to me, honest endeavor and faithful service. In my .■judgment one of the great questions which Will claim the attention of congress will be THE LABOR PROBLEM, and to this I shall briefly allude. There is a feeling: among many, of the artisans of the country that they urn not receiving their just proportion of the wealth cre ated by their labor. Having been reared on a farm and having devoted the early part of my life to manual labor, my sympathies are with the laboring man, aud any measure that will bring the employer and employe nearer together, and will elevate and lighten the burthens of the laboring man will receive iu> earnest support. In this grand country of ours, of equal rights and equal opportunities, we have no classes— every person's position if made by his own energy and industry and economy and ability. Daring the four terms I served in the lower house of con gress I voted for all measures for the benefit of our soldiers. This I shall continue to do. The debt of gratitude which we Owe to them we can never pay. if our gallant generals are justly retired" with pay at 83 years of ace, why should not the private soldier be pensioned at the same age? If we are generous to the officers, let us be just to the private soldiers. And now, hav ing said this much, I again express to you my profound thanks for the undeserved honor you have this day conferred upon me. Senator Farwell leaves to-night for Chi cago, and for Washington next week. Wisconsin. Some Bills Introduced Which Are liable to Call Out Opposition. Special to the Globe. Madison, Wis.. Jan. 19.— The legis lature got down to solid work to-day for the first time, a large number of bills being introduced in both houses. In the senate a bill was introduced appropriating $12,000 annually for the next two years for the use of the state fish commission. Several bills of minor importance were also presented In the assembly McElroy, of Milwaukee introduced two bills which are going to call forth a hot fight before their settlement. ■ ' The tiist of these is an act to authorize William H. Bradley and associates to erect a dam across the r Wisconsin river in Lincoln county for hydraulic, manufacturing and boom purposes. The second bill seeks to amend the law passed by the legislature in ISBO. a bill authorizing the so-called Wis consin River Improvement company to con struct dams on the Wisconsin river, so as to prevent the company from building dams anywhere in the neighborhood of that provided for in the first bill. The aforesaid William H. Bradley and associates, in whose favor the above bills are presented, are in reality a number of ■ MILWAUKEE CAPITALISTS, who have lately organized the Tomahawk Land company, and is bitterly opposed by the Wisconsin River company, whose stock holders are wealthy lumbermen of Wausau and Stevens Point. Both companies have many millions at their backs, and have agents at work here who will spare no ex pense in behalf of the respective companies. The Tomahawk company owns an immense amount of pine. The contest is expected to be even more exciting than that of the famous "Dells" fight over the im provement of the Chippewa river at Eau Claire some '. years ago. Litigation between the rival companies is now in the circuit court of Lincoln county. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail road company is said to be deeply interested ; in the Tomahawk company. A bill was introduced in the house for the repeal of the law granting women the right of suf frage in school matters.. A call has been issued for a Republican senatorial caucus to-morrow night. The Democratic caucus will probably not be held until the first of next week. The election will take place on the 25th inst. I If DIANA. A Truce Patched Up and the Ballot ing: for Senator Begun. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 19. — The leg islature to-day took two indecisive ballots for United States senator.- Negotiations began yesterday looking to the holding of but one joint convention were continued during the morning and between 11 and 12 o'clock. An agreement was reached which resulted in a choice of presiding officer. Under this agreement the senate at 12 o'clock proceeded to the hall of the house, and President Smith, of the senate, called the joint convention to order. Speaker Sayie retaining possession of the gavel. Representative Niblack nominated David Turpie for senator and the nomination was seconded by Representative Parker. Sen ator Huston did a similar service for Gen. Harrison, and was seconded by Represent ative Griffiths. The Labor candidate, J. M. Allen, was nominated by Representa tive Glover, seconded by Representative Robinson. A ballot was then taken, which resulted as follows: Whole number of votes cast, 150; necessary to a choice, 76; Mr. Turpie received 75, Gen. Harrison 71, aud Mr. Allen 4. Under the agreement adopted it was stipulated that members should be permitted to freely entoi protest, which should be spread upon toe record. Avail ing themselves of this privilege, THE REPUBLICAN^ PROTESTED against Senators Smith,* Bronnamin, and I. B. McDonald being permitted to vote. Senator W. N. McDonald, who was un seated on Monday, offered to vote, but was not permitted to do so. The Demo crats protested against Senator Kennedy's vote. Ot the house members, the Re publicans protested against the votes of Beasley, Harrell, Jewett, Metzger, Mock, Shields, Stall and Barns, and the Demo crats entered protests against Dickerson, aud asked that the name of Meagher (an unseated member) be called. They pro tested against the votes of Mackey, Linck, Ackerman and McCrea, and offered that of Loyd the contestor "against the latter. They also protested against the votes of Senators Dun, Schroyer and Thompson and offered the votes of con testors, and finally entered . a protest against all the Republican senators. i After the announcement of the first ballot the Republicans moved to adjourn, which was defeated— to 74— and a second ballot was ordered. It resulted similarly to the first, and the convention adjourned until to morrow. The lieutenant governor elect appeared upon the flo ( of the house during the morning and was: present during the joint convention, occupying a seat among the senators. He made no attempt ip vio late the restraining order issued against him by Judge Ayres. Sheriff King was • present, but it was understood he had no intention of serving a writ on Robertson, and it is claimed he did not have such a paper in his possession. The capitol was densely packed before and during the joint convention, and large crowds assembled in the streets outside, but no disturbance of any kind occurred. lUasbacliusetts. Boston. Jan. 19. The legislature met in joint session at noon to-day and resumed balloting for United States senator." The first ballot resulted: . Dawes 70, Long 53, Robinson 53. Collins 92, scattering l, ab sent 4. Another ballot resulted as follows: Dawes 181, Long 25, Collins 11, Robinson 58, Andrns 11. An analysis of the vote on the second ballot shows that 76 Democrats changed from Collins to Dawes, 8 more from Long to* Dawes, 17 from Robinson to Dawes, 17 from Long to Robinson, and 1 from Col lins to Robinson. There was considerable applause as the leading men changed their votes, especially when Rev. Charles Smith, of Andover, a leading Robinson man, voted for Dawes. Sew Jersey. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 19.— 1n the house this morning the contested election case or Walter vs. Jones was taken up. A scene of great confusion ensued. The Democrats protested against certain rulings of the speaker, and stopped proceedings by yell ing at the top of their voices. Threats were made to pull the speaker from the chair. While the yelling continued pages were sent in all directions to bring in ab sent Democrats. Finally, when all the ab sentees were brought in, the noise ceased and Walters (Dem.) was declared entitled to the seat, and was immediately sworn in. Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. — The legisla ture met in joint session at noon and bal loted for United States senator, with the following result: Van Wyck.. 48 i Laird (Rep.) 5 Paddock (Rep.) 17 M linger (Dem.) 5 Weaver (Rep.) .14 Norton (Dem.) 4 Miller (Dem.) l<J.!Thayer (5ep.)..;...- 3 Cobb(ltep.) 8 Rose (Rep.) ..2 Nance, Dilworth. Majors, Thurston and Maxwell, all Republicans, and Brady, Demo crat, 1 each. Pennsylvania. Hakrisbijrg, Pa., Jan. 19.— two branches of the legislature assembled in joint session to-day. The official announce ment was made of the vote of the two branches,. in which each gave a majority for M. S. Quay for United States senator, and Mr. Quay was formally declared elected. Maine. Augusta, Me.. Jan. 19.— At noon to-day Eugene Hale was declared elected United States senator from Maine. West Virginia. Charleston, W. Va., Jan". 19.— The Democratic caucus to-night nominated Sen ator Camden to succeed himself as United States senator from this state. \ There are fifty Democrats in the legislature on joint ballot. Mr. Carcden received thirty-seven on the first ballot. Connecticut. - Hartfokd, Conn., Jan. 19.— two branches of the legislature met in joint as sembly at noon and the election '■■ of Gen. Hawley as senator was formally declared. Senator Hawley, who arrived in the city at noon, appeared before the convention and made a brief address. California. Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 19.— The leg islature in joint convention elected George Hearst United States > senator.' The vote was as follows: "Hearst : " (Dem.), 65; Verooman (Rep.), 52; ; Hartson (Pro.), 1. THE KESULT IE DOUBT. No Definite News Yet Obtained From the Eighth Wisconsin Congressional Contest. The Keturns so Far Eeceived Show an Exceedingly Meager Plurality for Haugen. A Train "Wreclced on the Burlington & Northern Road Near Pres cott, Wis. A Mysterious Death, at Mason City, la.--Interesting Court Cases at Fargo. Specials to the Glohe. Eau Claike, Wis., Jan. 19. — Returns to-day give no foundation for a perfectly accurate estimate on the congressional re sult, but show that the plurality will prob ably not be 400 either way and the chances of Hangen and Johnson so balance each other j that only an official canvass will determine. The figures below are partly on complete returns and partly on a combination of esti mates made to-day by Dr. Johnson and Mr. Hangen. The Pierce and Polk estimates are Dr. Johnson's. The counties complete or nearly so are Bayfield, Burnett, Doug las, Eau Claire, St. Croix, Pepin and Wash burn and the rest estimated. Haugen's pluralities— Buffalo 150, Burnett 65, Dunn 4 200, Jackson '200, Pierce 425. Polk 225, Barron 200, Trempeleau 200. total 1,065. Johnson's pluralities— Bayfield 2, Clark 100, Douglas 14S, Eau Claire 950, Pepin 40, St. Croix 300, Wasbburu 100, total 1,640. Haugen's small plurality, it is claimed, will be swelled by 200 more from Jackson than given above, but the Democrats are still quite confident. Hudson, Wis., Jan. 19.— Between John son and llaugen for congress honors are easy. Johnson has now 200 majority in this county with four towns to hear from. The county last fall cave Price, Republican, 900 majority, a Democratic gain of 1,100. Reports from the district as far as heard gives Johnson 900 majority. Haugen's strongest precincts are to hear from. State Chairman Taylor declares Haugen's elec tion by 300 to 500. Johnson still has hopes. Dujjaxd, Wis., Jan. 19.— Pepin county. With one town to hear from, gives Price 3SS; Barden, 142; llaugen, 204; Johnson, 210; Truax, 112. Rusk, Wis., Jan. 19.— The vote in this precinct for congressman was very light, owing to bad roads. Price and Haugen re ceived a bare majority of the votes cast. The town of Red Cedar gave Price a ma jority of 81 over Bardon, and Haugen but 9 over Johnson. The town of Elk^ Mound gives nautjen but 22 more than Johnson. These have been the strongest Republican towns in the county. Ellsworth, Wis., Jan. 19. — At the election to-day in the town of Ellsworth, Pierce county, Dr. Samuel Johnson received 107 votes and Nels P. Haugen 105. This town is generally 250 strong Republican and also Haugen's home. WRECK OS THF U.d: N. A Passenarcr Train Jumps the Track —No One Badly Injured. Special to the Globe. Puescott, Wis., Jan. 19. — Passenger Train No. 6 on the Chicago, Burlington it Northern road, which left the depot at this place last night at about 9:15 p. in. going South, with Costolo as conductor, met with a serious mishap about five miles below the city near the locality known as Murphrie's cooley. On account of the amount of snow on the track two engines were used in pull ing the train, which was going at full speed. When the train reached the above named locality the track spread, the rails on the left or east side giving away and throwing the four rear cars, two sleepers, a drawing-room car and passenger coach from the track. The engines and baggage car ran ou for about ten rods, where they JUMPED THE TISACK. Fortunately there were none fatally in jured, although at the time there were thirty or forty passengers on board. One lady whose name could not be ascertained was quite seriously injured in trying to jump from the. window in the coach, when she was caught and pinned to the side of the car by the seats, from which position she had to be sawed out. A few others were bruised somewhat, but not seriously. All the cars were completely torn from the tracks and thrown on their sides in the snow bank. Doctors from this place were summoned, but found their services were not needed. A wrecking train arrived from Grand Crossing with a large crew of men, and the track was replaced and cleared in time for the 1 o'clock train this afternoon. Nearly all the passengers, including the in jured lady, were taken to Diamond Bluff, the next station below. The engines were got back on the track and found not to be injured. No cause for the accident is known, as the track was known to be firm and the rails secured. As soon as another wreck ing train comes up the entire debris will be removed. A MYSTERIOUS DEATH. A Prominent lowa Farmer Found Lying a Corpse Beside Mis Team. Special to the Globe. Mason City, la., Jan. 19. — News readied this city last evening of the tragic death of Henry Broderick, a highly re spected citizen of this county. Mr. Broder ick left home with his team to go to mill at Mitchell, saying that as he could not travel the road very well after dark they need not expect him home for sure, as he might stop over night with friends on the way. Two miles on the Mitchell load lives a family by the name of Gast, consisting of several young men and their mother. The Gast boys did their chores as usual and about G o'clock went to a neighbor's returning about 10 o'clock. On returning they found Mr. Broderick's team STANDING BY A SITED near the barn, not tied. The team was hitched to the sled all right, but the double wagon box lay beside the sled upside down. On attempting to place the box on the sleigh the Gast boys fouud the body of Mr. Broderick under the box near the cen ter, to all appearances entirely unhurt. No marks of violence or indications of having been dragged were noticeable. Thinking that he was benumbed with the cold, they carried him into the house and began to ap ply restoratives, but soon found that he was dead. How he came to die in that strange way will perhaps remain a mys tery. It is certainly strange that a team should run with sufficient force to throw the box off and then stop right there and remain there until found, and that the body should be found under the box with out any marks of violence is equally strange. There seems to be no indications of foul play, and yet it is almost impossible to resist the conviction that there was some human agency involved in the case. Prominent But Touch. Special to the Glohe. Fargo, Dak., Jan. 19.— 1n the district court to-day Samuel W. Bradford, a prom inent citizen of the county was convicted of assault and battery, and was sentenced to pay SIOO fine and costs and lie in the county jail thirty days. The Tower City rape case occupied most of the day. R. J. Cochrane, the defendant, is about 40, and a man of some standing. He has an es timable wife and four children. At the time of the commission of the offense his wife and two children were visiting East. ' The girl. Hettie Toane, about 17, living near, was sent to Cochrane's house on an errand. He sent his two children out, locked the door and committed the crime. The defense is that there was consent on the part of the girl. The case will proba bly take all to-morrow. The Railroads— Judge Spencer. Special to the Globe. '.''/:- Pierre. Dak., Jan. 19.— Reports are current that D. A. W. Perkins, of Hols* bird, has gone to Chicago to meet j the offi cials of the Sioux City. Fort Benton & Bis marck railroad, which is to cross the Chi cago & Northwestern railroad at this place. There is an application in circulation among the members of the Hyde bar : requesting Associate Justice James Spencer, successor to Gov. Church's seat on - the > supreme bench, to make his residence at Huron, that being the most accessible point in the Fifth judicial district. Whether or not this can be accomplished is to be seen, as strenuous efforts are being made by Artorney Mott, of Aberdeen, who has gone to New York city to try to induce Judge Spencer to be come a resident of Highmore. The weather has moderated considerably within the last two days, but the eastern blockade still remains the same. There are no freight trains in and out of this city and the pas senger traffic consists only of local trains running between Brook ings and this point and south as far as Hawarden, la. The Blockade at Windom. Special to the Globe. Wisdom, Minn., Jan. 19.— The blockade was probably raised to-day. l'oadinaster Carnes, with eighty men and three plows, came from Worthington last night and will shovel to St. James to-day. No. 2 Sunday morning was the last train that reached here. Three engines and crews are snowed in here. The engines are kept alive with wood and snow. Court adjourned at noon to-day because of the failure of attorneys to reach here. Bishop Gilbert, of St. Paul, has been snowed in at the Clark house since Sunday. Funeral of Thomas Cowing:. Special to the Globe. Alexandria, Minn., Jan. 19,— The funeral of Thomas Cowing, an old resident of Alexandria, occurred to-day. Mr. Cow ing was the father of T. F. Cowing, re ceiver of the United States land office at Fergus Falls; George ' P. Cowing, county superintendent of schools, of Fergus Falls; John Cowing, of this city; Albert Cowing and Mrs. W. C. liulburt, of Crookston, and Mrs. George H. Reynolds, of St. Cloud, all of whom were present at the funeral. An Unburied Infant. - Specials to the Globe. Waupeton, Dak., Jan. — A commo motion was created in police circles yester day on learning that a dead infant a day or two old had for three weeks lain in the liv ing apartments of a young couple named Blythe, recently removed here from near Milner. A coroner's inquest showed the couple to be poor. The death was natural, but through unaccountable diffidence they had not made their wants known or asked for help in the burial. The authorities buried the child to-day. A Harrow Escape. Special to the Globe. Grand Forks, Dak.. Jan. 19.— Last evening near Man vel, twelve miles north, while William Atwood was fixing a stove, his wife held a lamp, her 5 year daughter being near her side. A leg of the stove gave way, the lamp was broken and the flames spread over the* woman and child, burning them terribly. The flames were smothered by the husband quickly and their lives saved. Sunday School Workers. Special to the Globe. . ' Waseca, Minn., Jan. 19.— The Sunday school workers of Second district closed their first annual convention to-night. There were forty-seveu delegates in attend ance and eight ministers. Rev. S. Sher win, state superintendant, and Secretary. J. D. Blake, of Minneapolis, and Hon. R. A. Mott, of Faribault, helped to keep up the enthusiasm. W. W. P. McConnell is president. Competent Officials. Special to the Globe. Hudson, Wis., Jan. 19.— Charles H. Carraway, United States postoflice in spector of the Chicago division, dropped in on Postmaster S. C. Simouds yesterday. After looking over the records and workings of the Hudson office, he stated that he had traveled through five states and had not seen a neater, better arranged or better managed office than the Hudson office and that the records and business showed com petent officials. Sullivan at Farco. Special to the Globe. Fargo, Dak., Jan. 19.— The John L. Sullivan combination appeared before a large audience here to-night. All were dis appointed at the inability of Sullivan to display his powers on occount of a disabled arm, but he acted as master of ceremonies and a good view was had of him. The vig orous sparring of the other members of the company entertained the audience. The First For Two Tears. Special to the Globe. Bismarck, Jan. 19.— A sensation was caused at Painted Woods, Dak., sixteen miles north of here the other evvening by the appearance of a herd of buffaloes stampeding before the storm. This is the first herd of buffaloes seen in that country for over two years, and they must have been driven over one hundred miles by the storm. Little for Creditors. Special to the Globe. , .... Canton, Dak., Jan. 19.— The stock of groceries of Elling Opsall, who assigned to K. C. Stabeck, invoices only §1,700 and the bank accounts S4OO. After taking out his 51,500 exemption, there will only be SSOO to divide among the creditors, who have about §2,000 against Opsall. Really Farmer JUerriam. Special to the Globe. : St. James, Minn., Jan. Farmer Merriam is negotiating for the Mather farm at Cedarville, Martin county, , a few miles south of this place, and if the bargain is j closed will probably come down as soon as ; his duties as speaker of the house are over I and get his plows and seeders in order * for spring work. ffiUHy fs'lv^, A Narrow Escape. Special to the Globe. Elgin, Minn., Jan. 19.— 5.-E. Kiudig, station agent at Viola, narrowly escaped poisoning by taking a dose of aconite by mistake this morning. A portion of the drug passed into the stomach, and ; medical aid being somewhat delayed, serious results were feared. Mr. Kindig is pronounced out of danger. ■ * v/.:// "■■::■ . Coming- Bicycle Race. < v ?■ , Special to the Globe. • " 1 . Fakibault. Jan, 19.— A hundred-mile bicycle race is to take place at the rink Sat urday, Jan. 22, for a purse of $100 and sate receipts between John Snyder, • Bert Tenney. Fred Stranb, E. N. Catlewell and L. FJeckenstein. Tbe race is to commence at 4 o'clock p. m. Warehouse Burned. Special to the Globe. . Calm ar, la., Jan. Monday • at 4 p. m. the warehouse and finishing room.; of the Miller & Giesing Manufacturing comp any caught fire from the chimney and burned to the ground. The loss was cov ered by insurance. The Death Kate Low. Special to the Globe. Red Wing, Jan. During the/ year ISB6 there were 234 births and ;SO deaths in this city. The death rate was alkmt 1 per cent, of the. population, a remstckably low rate. } - 5g - P . J NO." 1 2 0 TRUE LOVE'S COURSE. In the Case of Nina Van Zandt at Leas) it is Running Anything But Smoothly. AHard-Heartea Sheriff Will Not Allow Her to be Married to August Spies, And Now Even Refuses to Grant He| Admission to the County Jail. A Talk "With Mrs. Arthurs at Pitts* bur»---N ilia's Philadelphia Hecord. Chicago, Jan. 19.— Sheriff Matson pos* itively refuses to allow the marriage oJ Spies, the condemned anarchist, and Nina Van Zandt to take place. He says: I am surprised that her parents have even permitted the girl to visit the jail, and much more ttmt they would consent to let her wed in prison, and that they will not attempt to save their own child from never ending shame and disgrace. I shall see that she is> at least given a chance to look before sba leaps. I have consulted with a good man? persons during: the last few days, ai*| I find that the public opinion is al-» most unanimously against the marriage. It :4 so strong-. In fact, that after talking the max. ter over with States Attorney Grinned I am firmly resolved that the marriage should b* indefinitely postponed. I hope that Miss Vaa Zandt and her friends will be reco nciled ta wait, and believe that my views are right, but whether they do or not, lam confident that the people of Chicago will applaud my course. It is not necessary to ask how I shall prevent it. Spies is my prisoner, and as such is enti tled to only such privileges or liberties as I may think proper to give him. The only 'per son whom I am obliged to allow access to him is his lawyer. Miss Van Zandt appeared quite indiffer ent when told of the sheriff's decision, but refused to be interviewed on the subject. Miss Van Zandt appeared io the jail about 10 o'clock this morning and sought an inter view with Spies. The jail officials, how ever, in obedience to the sheriff's orders, refused to allow her to enter. This evenins a statement gained credence in some quarters that a very effeminate* looking, small and lightly built young man, with fair complexion and smooth face, had presented himself at the jail door and asked to see Spies. He was refused, but con tinued to plead, and finally made the as tounding admission that UK WAS A "WOMAN". It is stated he was given the alternative of quietly returning home or at once incur ring arrest for masquerading in masculine apparel. The former was quickly chosen. Jail Cleric Price denies the occurrence abso lutely. The sheriff's deputies were, however, said to be taking measures to checkmate a ruse to smuggle a justice of the peace inside the jail, and while Miss Van Zandt is present, during the hours when the condemned anarchists are allowed out of their cells for exercise, have the ceremony performed through the wire screen separating the visitors' cage from the jail proper. The idea is that a number of visitors, consisting of friends ot the prisoners, would be crowding around them to hide Spies and Miss Van Zandt from the officials during the minute or two necessary to complete the ceremony. AT PITTSBUBG. Pittsbttbg, Jan. 19. — Mrs. Arthurs, aunt of Miss Van Zandt, was seen by a reporter this afternoon. She said that she had just half an hour previously received advices from Chicago of the sheriff's action. The lady, who looked like one who had suffered great mental distress, said that she highly commended the firmness and manhood of the Chicatro official, adding that even for Miss Van Zandt she thought it was the kindest and most considerate tiling that could have been done, "as," she continued, ''the yoims: lady herself will no doubt acknowl edge in the years to come." The anxiety and suspense of this affair have seriously affected Mrs. Arthurs' father, who has been keeping his bed for the last few days. Adverting to Spies the lady said that she had information he had been filling Miss Van Zandt's head with the notion that h» was very much out of the common, stating that he was the son of a provisional governor, and that he was boriv in the castle Laudeck. It is thought possi ble that this may have had some effect upon, the young lady's imagination. Outside this unfortunate business Mrs. Arthurs had only the most kindly words tor her niece, saying that she wondered at such an escapade, as her niece is an exceptionally bright and in tellectual young lady. As to the sheriff's action in the premises and how far it would be final, Mrs. Arthurs was of course able to give no opinion, but very earnestly hoped he would maintain the position with which he had started. Concluding, she said: "His action has at least for the present taken a mountain of auxiety off our minds." AT PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Jan. 19.— Miss Nina Clarke Van Zandt, who is to marry August Spies, the condemned Chicago anarchist, is -.veil remembered by many people in thig city, where she was born and where her childhood was passed. The family resided for many years on Master street, near Eighteenth, and the neighbors who recall tiie little miss of 10 or 12 years of age, as last seen by them, describe her as a child full of life and tending toward the genus known as "Tom-boy," and manifesting as that early age the self-will and determina tion which have characterized her so strongly in her relations with her lover, the anarchist Spies. Boiler Explosion. Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 19.— About 3 o'clock this morning ajboiler in Swifts' Iron and Eolier mill on the bank of the Licking river in Newport, Ky., exploded with ter rible force. The fire department rushed to the place and found the newly erected por tion of the mill in ruins. Supposing soma of the workmen wore buried in the debris, the firemen began a search for the remains. The engineer shortly appeared and said that himself and two laborers were the only occupants at the time and that they had es caped without injury. He said he had just inspected the fires and boiler before the ex plosion took place. The loss is estimated at 825,000. A similar ac2ident happened about a year ago. causing nearly as great a loss. Safe mowing. Boston, Jan. 19.— The safe of the Bel mont Savings bank in the town hall at Bel mont, Mass., was blown open about mid night last and securities representing a large sum of money stolen. Of these about §1,500 worth are negotiable, while the others are not. A number of negotiable notes were also taken and a smail sum in cash. The job was done by professional cracksmen, who left no clue. An Old Story Revived. Burlington, Vt., Jan. 19.— The Free Press this morning prints the full text of the letter written in July, 1564. by Gen. William S. Smith to the late Senator Foote, a small portion of which was pub lished in the September number of the Century Magazine. In the letter Gen. Smith charges Gen. U. S. Grant with in toxication and with surreptitiously procur ing liquor, and intimates that Grant relieved him from the command of the Eighteenth corps to please Gen. Butler and from fear that Gen. Butler would expose his (Grant's) intoxication. CbillF New England. Boston, Jan. 19. — Dispatches from Eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire Maine and Vermont indicate that this morning was the coldest of the season, the thermometer registering from 14® below zero in this state to 40 ° below in quite a number of places in New Hampshire, Ye*. Mont and Maine.