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A FIRST INSTALLMENT
Er. Harrison Sends a Batch
of Appointments to the
Ex-Senator Palmer Goes to
Spain and John F. Swift
Contracts for Constructing
the War Ships Will Be Let
Ex-Gov. Pierce Does Not Want
Secretary McCormaek Re
Washington, March 11.— The presi
dent sent the following nominations to !
the senate to-day: Ex-Senator Thomas j
W. Palmer, of Michigan, to be envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipoten- <■
tiary of the United States to Spain:
John F. Swift, of California, to be
envoy extraordinary and minister plen
ipotentiary of the United States to
Japan; John D.Washburn, of Massa
chusetts, to be minister resident and i
consul general to Switzerland George j
Tichenor, of Illinois, to be assistant
secretary of the treasury, vice Isaac E. j
Maynard, resigned. The nomination
of Mr. Tichenor, as assistant sec-
rotary- -.of the treasury, was not
asked by the Illinois delegation and
they rather object to his being charged -
with a part of the state's quota of of
fices. Secretary Windom told one of the
congressmen from that state that Mr.
iehenor's appointment was his own
and should not be charged to any parti
cular state. Mr. Tichenor. fitness for
the position is conceded by all. Ex-
Senator Palmer was interviewed over
the telephone and said his nomination
was sent in without his knowledge and
he was uncertain whether or not he j
would accept. A gentleman, who is in !
his confidence, said he did j
not think the ex-senator would i
go abroad, but the opinion
prevails that he will accept the honor I
tendered in this unsolicited manner. In i
executive session of the senate, the j
nominations were ordered referred to l
JOHN F. SWIFT.
Ihe appropriate committees when
formed. There was seme surprise ex
pressed at the failure to confirm ex-
Senator Palmer's nomination at once
but a senator explained that the rule of
immediate confirmations, save of the
cabinet, was confined to senators. Mr.
Palmer is not now a senator, and while
every senator, it is said, wanted to vote
for him, it was deemed best not to de
part from the rule, and his nomination
went with the rest.
DECIDEDLY X OX-CO 31 MITT AL.
Ex-Senator Palmer Will Not Kay
Whether He Will Accept or Not.
Washington, March 11.— An Associ
ated Press reporter called on ex-Senator
Palmer this evening and asked him if
there was any foundation for the state
ment that he would not accept the ap
pointment. "1 have made no such state
ment,"* was the answer, "and have
authorized no one to make it."
"It has been said that the mission
was tendered you, and that you declined
to accept it."
"That is not the case. The nomina
tion was made entirely without my
knowledge. I lunched with President
Harrison Friday night, but he did not
mention the subject to me. Ido not
feel at present like saying anything
further. Even if 1 were not disposed to
accept the appointment, it would not
be decorous for me to announce a de
cision without fully considering the
matter." It is understood that the nom
ination was made by President Harri
son in response to a request from Sen
ators Stock-ridge and McMillan, and, as
Mr. Palmer says, was without his
knowledge. The impression of the aft
ernoon remains that lie will accept the
HAS A FAIR RECORD.
Sketch of Mr. Washburn, the New
Minister to Switzerland.
Washington, March 11.— John D.
Washburn, of Massachusetts, who was
nominated by the president as minister
to Switzerland, is a resident of- Wor
cester, Mass., and has been for main
years a close personal friend of Senator
Hoar. He is a little over fifty years of
age. He has served in both "houses of
the Massachusetts legislature, was chief
of staff of Gov. Bullock during the war
and has held various positions of honor
and trust In connection with charitable
institutions. He is a man of wealth,
and at present is not engaged in busi
THE NEW NAVY.
Work on War Vessels Will Begin
Early in June.
Washington, March 11.— Unless un
foreseen obstacles are encountered
within a few months after the begin
ning of the next fiscal year— July 1,
contracts will have been let for the con
struction of new war vessels, which
will in the aggregate, increase the ton
nage of the navy by nearly 150.000 tons.
Although the majority of the new ves
sels will be small craft, compared with
the monster ironclads of Europe, they
will embody in their construction the
latest approved ideas from their high
speed and heavy armament, will be very
formidable ships of war. When Secretary
Whitney relinquished his office, he
left as a legacy to his successor the re
sponsibility for building eight new ves
sels, authority for whose construc
tion was given by the Fiftieth congress
during its session. The.- list includes
three 2,000-ton cruisers or gun boats,
vessels larger than the Yorktown, just
finished, and similar to that vessel in
many respects, although embodying
many new features. These vessels will
be smaller by 1,000 tons than the new
cruiser Newark, but by law they are
required to attain the extraordinary
speed of twenty knots an hour. .If this
requirement is met and the heavy ord
nance now in contemplation supplied,
t hest; fleet boats will be the terror of
the seas to a foreign foe. A great iron
clad of 7,000 tons, a protected cruiser of
5,300 tons, and a small gunboat of 800
tons burden complete the list.
THINKS HE OUGHT TO STAY.
Gil Pierce Does Not Favor the Re
moval of McCormaek — Mellette
is AH Right.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, March 11.— ' T. have
not recommended, nor will I consent
to indorse the removal of Secretary
"McCormaek," said Gov. Pierce this
evening at Chamberlain's. Mr. Mc-
Cormaek is an old resident, a man of
self-acquired property, a gentleman, an
honest official, is efficient and worthy of
retention for meritorious service. For
these reasons 1 shall not be a party to
his removal, but if a removal is deter
mined on by the administration, I know
of no man whose appointment would
suit me better than Mr. Richardson. -I
have told him so, and do not hesitate to
say so to any one. Mr. Richardson "is
one of our best citizens, but you must
fully understand that my attitude to
wards Mr. Richardson is not one of
opposition. 1 have no objection to him
personally or politically. 1 refuse to
indorse his appointment solely because
I cannot consent to be " a party
to the removal of Mr. McCor
maek. In fact, I am not inclined
to-night to believe that Mr. McCormaek
will be removed at all. He has as good
a show for retention now as Mr. Rich
ardson lias of appointment, so far as
my information goes." Gov. Pierce
further stated that, in his opinion. Gov.
Mellette will be appointed to-morrow.
He speaks very highly of Mellette, and
is confident of his fair dealing and in
tegrity when inducted into the guber
natorial office. Gov. Church's resigna
tion has not beeu received. There is a
letter on file at die White house stating
that, if his resignation is needed he will
resign. This letter will be treated as a
resignation, because, as an interior
department officer says, "Church's
resignation is desired."
"I am very well pleased with my as
signment to committees," said Senator
Washburn > to-night. " 1 have been
made chairman of the committee on the
improvement of the Mississippi river,
and am to be a member of the commit
tee on commerce. These two commit
tees deal especially with matters in
which our state will be interested, and
1 was specially anxious to .be on the
committee on commerce, while 1 did
not expect a chairmanship at all."
The contest cases of Mollett and
Huntress vs. Thayer, appealed from the
Duluth land office, were decided to-day
in favor of Thayer. This decision af
fects the title to two-eighths valuable
iron lands, in which all three had
homestead - entries. Thayer had
scripped it with soldier additional,
after holding it a short time.
Postmasters will be appointed to-mor
row in- Dakota as follows: William S.
Chase, at Sturgis; M. O. Fold
ers, at Minot; George R.
Lehning, at Euan. The ease of Parker,
Turner county, is held under advise
ment by the department. Young Air.
Ullum, of Bismarck, wants the land
office there. Capitalists yesterday com
pleted arrangements in New York for
building a bridge and the construction
of a road from Forest City to Deadwood
under the right of way recently granted.
Capt. llassler, of West Virginia, present
appointment clerk of the interior de
partment,' will leave here April 5 to
superintend work as vice president and
general manager of the company. The
appointment of George W. Irvin, of
Butte City, as United States
marshal of Montana, was decided
upon by the president to-day. Jere
miah Sullivan, of Fort Benton, will be
collector of customs for the Montana
and Idaho district. Delegate Carter is
active and -successful, as will be seen
from these items. There are six presi
dential offices vacant in Montana by
reason of the failure of the senate to
confirm Cleveland's appointments.
They are at White Sulphur Springs,
Phillipsburg, Granite, Boulder Valley,
Great Falls and Wickcs. The rumor
having started that ex-Secretary Vilas
will commence the practice of law
at Milwaukee, your correspondent
called on Col. Vilas at his residence,
and he said: "There is no foundation for
the story. 1 shall return to my old
home at Madison, and 1 shall be pleased
to have you fully and flatly contradict
the rumor." Roger C. ' Spooner, a
brother of the senator, was indorsed by
the entire Wisconsin delegation for a
German consulate.' Blame and Harri
son both were seen on the subject by
the delegation in person, but no assur
ance was given by either.
SOME OF THE PLC MS.
Presidential Postmasters Whose
Terms Expire This Month.
Special io the Globe.
Washington, March 11.— Fifty-three
postmasters In presidential offices
throughout the country will be among
the first perquisites of' the president,
the terms for which these officials were
appointed expiring this month. Half a
dozen of the offices are located in the
Northwest, the names of the postmasters
and salaries being as follows: David O.
Irwin, Lake City, Minn., salary .1,000
per annum ; lowa— J. M. De Armond,
Davenport, - ; .-.,900; Newton C. Ride
nour, Clarinda, .1,700; Aderbert Shep
head, Waverly, $1,000, and M. M. Ham,
Dubuqe. $3,100; George W. Cate, Stev
ens Point, Wis., $1,900. Thus far no
applicants have appeared for these
offices, but Postmaster General Wana
maker said to-day that he did 'not ex
pect to be left unmolested long after it
was known that these plums were ripe
and only needed picking.
Unable to Accept. .
New Haven, Conn., March 11.—
Prof. Brewer,' of the Norton ' professor
ship of agriculture . in the Yale scien
tific department, has declined to , ac
cept the office of assistant secretary of
agriculture at Washington, ; because of
ill health. ,
SAINT PAUL, MINN.. TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1889.
An Outline of the President's
Ideas Touching Certain
First of All, He Will Select
Territorial Officers From
A Man of High Standing- Need
ed for Governor of
Removals From Office—The
Railway Mail Service-
Washington, March 11.— President
Harrison has already mapped out a policy
for his administration to follow respect
in.; civil service- reform, and, in addi
tion to what hie had to say on the subject
in his inaugural address, the following
points from an interview had with him
by a party of congressmen who called
upon him are significant and interest
in.:. The visitors had presented the
claims of certain individuals" of their
choice for appointments: "I have,"
said the president, determined
to live up to the plank relating
thereto in the Republican national
platform, and shall select men to fill the
offices from among the Republicans of
the territories themselves, where fit
persons may be found. In Alaska
there are no party Organizations and no
public press, which makes it necessary
that the governor of that territory
A MAN OF SUCH HIGH CHARACTER.
as not to need such supervision as of
ficials in other territories are subjected
to because or' the existence of political
parties and the printing of newspapers.
1 shall endeavor fortius particular office
to find a man who will not need any such
spur to do his duty.-"' The attention
of the president was called to the in
efficiency exhibited in the railway mail
service, because of the discharge of old
and tried employes to make room for
Democratic henchmen, whom the late
administration endeavored to protect
by promulgating an order nlacing the
service under the provisions of the
civil service rules. "1 shan't revoke
that order," said the president em
phatically, "but I shall modify it some
what." This remark he repeated. "1 !
shall," he continued, "have the rule
touching reinstatements changed where
it is specified that a dismissed employe
may be restored within one year, -1
shall have the words 'within one year'
stricken out." The president said that
the order would be
so that it would take effect on the loth
of June instead of the 16th of March.
One of the delegation expressed the
opinion thai ths present system of ex
aminations for entry into the railway
mail service was not. a fair test of the
fitness of candidates. "Then the way
to do," retorted the president,
"is to make them so they will
be fair tests." He said also
that the different superintendents
should hold their subordinates to a
strict accountability in the performance
of duty, and inefficient men should be
weeded out. On the subject of remov
als from the general classified service.
President Harrison said: "1 have
told some of my Mugwump friends
that 1 believed the provision relatim.
to removals should be changed so
that a cause would not need to be
specified. 1 would not have a man re
moved simply because he belonged to
one political party .or the other, and
there should be good and substantial
reasons for the dismissal of clerks and
officials generally, but 1 hold that it is
not necessary that the cause should be
specified . '
on given IX alt, CASKS.
There might be good reasons for fol
lowing a contrary course and withhold
ing information." Respecting appoint
ments generally, the president said
he would follow the suggestions
of the senators and representa
tives, the men chosen by the
people to represent their wishes,
and he expected those gentlemen to
be conscientious in the" matter, and
recommend only good men for office.
The president, in conclusion, urged his
visitors to co slowly, and not press too
hard for the removal of the present in
cumbents of offices. He said, in effect,
that he wanted to be sure he was light
in every case, then he would go ahead.
REFUSES TO RESIGN.
C. C. "Watts, District Attorney for
West Virginia, Registers a
Charleston, W. Va., March 11.—
District Attorney C. C. Watts has ad
dressed the following reply to Attorney
Gen. Miller; "Your telegram of this
date requesting my resignation of the
otlice of attorney general for the district
of AVest Virginia, has been received. 1
know of no act of mine, either official
or otherwise, which in the absence of
cause being assigned, would justify me
under existing circumstances in tender
ing my resignation. I therefore re
spectfully decline to make such resig
nation, and if the president wants me
to vacate the office of United States at
torney without cause being-assigned,
let him assert his prerogative. .
C. C. Watts,
-'. United States Attorney."
A FATAL BUS TAKE. f
The Indiana Legislature Over
rules Vetoes, but Chance Sus
Indianapolis, March il.— After the
final adjournment of the legislature to
day the astonishing information was
permitted to leak out that all the bills
vetoed by the governor and repassed by
the Democratic majority, were in such
shape that they are bound to fail. The
constitution requires that all bills and
joint resolutions passed by the legisla
ture shall bear the signatures of. the
speaker of the house and president of
the senate. These bills were first pre
sented to the governor and were duly
authenticated as prescribed by the con
stitution, but after, being vetoed and
repassed they were simply signed by
the clerk "Of the house and secretary
of the senate," and in this form
deposited with the. secretary of
state instead of going through the hands
of the governor, as the statutes require.
It is maintained by opponents of the
vetoed legislation that these are fatal
defects, and that all these measures,
among which are the law creating a
board of public works and officers for
the city of Indianapolis, fire and police
boards for Indianapolis and Evansville,
the bills depriving the governor of his
appointing power, etc., are null and
void. Late Saturday night the senate
passed bills for the taxation of the tele
graph aud telephone companies operat
ing in the state and sent them to the
house. Somehow the telephone bill was
lost or stolen and did" not reach the
house, which was ready to pass it under
a suspension of the rules. ., •*".
Town Elections in Maine Show
- Various Results.
Special to tha Globe.
Bangor, Me., March 11.— Mayor
Bragg, Republican, was re-elected to-day
by 831 plurality. The Republicans also
elected five out of seven, aldermen and
thirteen out of twenty-one eouncilmen,
a net gain of one. In Belfast the entire
"Citizens'" ticket, headed by Lucius F.
McDonald for mayor, was elected. In
Ride ford the Democrats elected Mayor
E. Goodwin by 269 plurality. The city
council is also Democratic.
THE GIBBETT'S SHADOW.
G. D. Bryson on Trial at Boulder,
Mont., for a Most Atrocious Mur
Special to the Globe.
Helena," Mont., March 11.— George
Duncan Bryson was put on trial for his
life to-day at Boulder, Jefferson county,
for the murder of Mrs. Anna Lund
strom in this city, on or about Aug. 21.
Bryson and Mrs. Lundstrom came to
Helena the latter part of July, and lived
together in two different places as man
and wife. They quarreled frequently,
and Mrs. Lundstrom told several peo
ple she was afraid, of her life.
On the date above given they went out
together. During the evening Bryson
returned alone. He was heard
moving about their room the greater
part of tne night, and when morning
came he had "packed the woman's
clothing and effects in trunks, which he
told the landlady he was sending to her
at Butte, where she had gone. The
story did not satisfy the woman, who
after a while reported, the case to the
police. Search was made for them
both, but it was not until the middle of
September that Bryson was found. A
woman named Mrs. Flora Thompson
asked at the postoffice for Bryson's
mail and was shadowed, leading to the
arrest ef Bryson at a hotel near the
depot, where he had registered under a
fictitious name. On Oct. 1 a blacksmith
mined Dixon found the body of
Mrs. Lundstram at the bottom of a
prospect hole, near the 'city. She had
told her female acquaintances that she
had a considerable sum of money, but
none % was found, either on her per- on or.
In her clothes, which Bryson had packed
in her trunks. Bryson was indicted, '
and when he was arraigned hero at the
January term of court, asked and ob
tained a change of venue to Jefferson
county on the ground of prejudice in
this community. To-day a jury was ob
tained and the prosecuting attorney
made the opening address. Bryson has
a bad record. He was born- ami reared
at Harwick Station, Can., and at one
time kept a grocery store in Montreal,
which he sold, and then robbed
lie defrauded his -employers .at liar
wick and Port Colborne, after which he
came to the states, reaching St. Paul in
188S, where he • made, the acquaintance
of M.s. Lundstrom. who*~*kept the Vul
can laundry there. Bryson was em
ployed by the Union Pacific Tea com
pany, at St. Paul, "where lie was de
tected in thieving and sent to the Still
water penitentiary for twenty-two
months. He returned to St. Paul after
the expiration of his term, but resumed
his peculations and was several times
arrested for such offenses. Finally in
July he and -Mrs. Lundstrom came to
Helena to avoid prosecution, and here
the woman was killed. She" was much
older than Bryson, but completely in
fatuated with him.
HE RILLED. AX INDIAN,
And It Appears That tlie Indian
Special to the Globe.
Mis.soui.Aj Mont.', ..larch 11.— .1. E.
Clifford, of Demersville, arrived last
evening in custody of the sheriff.having
been arrested for causing the death of
an Indian by striking him on the head
with the butt of a revolver. The sheriff
and his prisoner, who was accompanied
by Mrs. Clifford, were obliged to
make a long detour, which delayed
them a day and a half, in
order to avoid a party of thirty or forty
armed Flathead Indians, who had sta
tioned themselves upon the road which
the sheriff was expected to take with
the avowed determination of avenging
the death of their fellow. - Clifford told
your correspondent that the Indian
whose death had caused all the trouble
was a notorious thief, who came about
his premises with a companion and was
ordered off. They did not go, and
showed a disposition to tight. Cunning
ham, who was with Clifford, '-held one
of the Indians at bay. The other
rushed at Clifford, who knocked
him down three times with his fist.
Then the Indian drew his knife and
made a desperate rush at Clifford, who
had meanwhile drawn his revolver,
which he struck the Indian on the head.
The latter fell, but soon arose, and with
the other moved away. A little while
later Clifford and Cunningham heard a
commotion in their corral, and upon
going out they found the Indians trying
to steal some horses. A display of "fire
arms, however, frightened off the ras- ■
cal. The death of the Indian was |
caused by a cold settling in the wound
in his head.
MODEST MINNESOTIANS. .
Secretary Windom Says They Did
Not Talk Office to Him.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, March 11.— "Minne- '
sotians are always modest," remarked
Secretary Windom as he leaned back in
his comfortable leather upholstered
chair in the treasury department, "and
1 have had a forcible demonstration of
that fact growing out of the visit of the
congressional delegation from the North
Star state. In the party were Senators'
Davis and Washburn and Representa
tives Snider, Lind, Comstock ana Dun
nell. and during their stay in my room
the subject of one office for a constitu
ent was not even broached. It is pos
sible, however, that I may have subse- ,
quent visits from these gentlemen when"- '
they will not be chary in making their
wants known. So. far as the treasury
department is concerned the adminis
tration will not be in a hurry to make
any changes, but matters will be al
lowed to shape themselves considerably
for a few days at least. -• . i
"Interviews are not objectionable to
me when lam quoted . correctly," said
Senator Washburn, "but 1 have" recent
ly been considerably annoyed by a ;
series of misrepresentations, and es
pecially in the Chicago papers. .-When ,
1 passed through that city a reporter of
one of the papers imputed language to
me that I never uttered to the effect'
that, owing to the opposing factions in
the Empire state, no New York man ' >
would be invited to a seat in President -' :
Harrison's cabinet. Nothing could have
been further from what I actually said,";
after a brief sojourn at ; Indianapolis,
but the statement preceded me to New -
York, and I was kept busy making ex- :
planations to my friends. I . merely *
mention this as an illustration of : s the I
trouble that a person can be unwitting
ly engaged in by the use of unauthor
ized expressions or sentiments in the
newspapers. My movements this spring ;
will depend in - a measure ; " upon .'the' -
action taken by the senate as to the ■
duration of its session, but, at all events, i
my family will : remain here for several ■-
Death of a Young Girl and
i Her Babe at Cordova,
Yankton Asylum Trustees
Are Fighting Hard Among
j Themselves Again.
Death of Stephen Gardner,
the Pioneer Miller of
: Hastings, Minn.
Report of Agents Sent to
'}. Look Into Alleged Pine
*• i\ Land Frauds.
Special to the Globe.
FiHExn, Neb., March 11. A most pa
thetic suicide took place in Cordova,
Seward comity, Neb., yesterday after
noon. Margaret Burrre, a pretty country
girl, aged twenty, had been working on
a farm near town for some time. Yes
terday morning after finishing her
work she came home, ostensibly on a
visit. About 10 o'clock, however, she
gave birth to a child, which was soon
alter found in the water closet. , To her
mother she confessed. The latter, ac
companied by the girl's brother, then
started to drive to Farmer Gillen's, and
within twenty minutes after their de-
Darture the girl was- found hanging
from a rafter with the head strap of a
halter around her neck. . - ••". 4 -
Yankton Asylum Trustees Have
"Trouble Over the New Wings.
Specld to the Globe. "•"=
Y»nkton, S. D., March 11.—
trustees of the insane asylum had an
other falling out to-day when the ques
tion of accepting the new wings was
brought up. There is still §75,000 due
the. contractor, and he owes just this
amount for material and labor. Trustee
Gale' claims that he has advanced $6,000
and wants his pay out of the money due
the contractor; but Trustees Beemiller
and.Cox insist that the workmen shall
lie. paid first, and hence : the deadlock.
Contractor Pattee claims that his loss
will be about .7,000, at any rate, and he
wants the workmen paid in preference
to Gale, who, he asserts, has no valid
claia , r.>^.^".;l'V'^^'::^v^;-'>^^
DEATH OF STEPHEN GARDNER
The Pioneer Miller of Hastings
y';'. Rests After a Busy, Life. -."t-t,
Special to the Globe. -:_-"> -.--
Hastings, March 11.— Stephen Gard
ner, an old citizen of Hastings, died at
Iris residence this morning at 9:80 from
aei;lft-/}_Dhritis, hastened :by old .age.
lb' had been ill for over a year, though ,
able to be about occasionally," his condi
tio", .being nothing alarming until two
months ago. Mr. Gardner was an early
settler in this city, and few, if: any, of
the residents of this vicinity have pos
sessed more extensive, acquantance with .
people of the state at large, as well as
throughout the Northwest.?" -He was
born in Bolton, Mass., Dec. 7, 1806. In
1364 he bought the Vermillion Falls site,
and in the following year, began the
erection of his splendid property there.
It may be a matter of interest to the
nulling fraternity to be informed that
he was the first to make the
new process flour, before the
adoption .of the -.. roller system.
lie also built a mil! in Cannon Falls,
and bad large landed interests in St.
Louis, Illinois and Dakota. He was
president of the First National Bank or
Hastings, vice president of tlie Red
River Valley National bank ; at Fargo,
and also held considerable bank stock
in St- Paul, Minneapolis and St. Louis. .
Mr.'.Gardner was a man of strong indi
viduality, and great energy and busi
ness capacity. Possessing a fine phy
sique, he impressed those with whom
he came iii contact as a man of ability
and force of character, and his gener
ous impulses and genial sociability
cured tor him a wide range of friends
and-' acquaintances. Mr. Gardner was
married to Miss Agnes Cleghorn in
IS4S,* by whom he had one son. His
wife and son died of cholera in 1849.
In „©0 lie was married to Miss Louise
S.Tii!,alls, of Griffin, Ga., who died in
1885. y There are six living children
Mrs. Charles EspensehihLof this- city;
Mrs. S. W. Maris, of Fargo. Dak.; Mrs.
J. F. Duncan,, of Lewisburgh, Pa.;
Stephen "P.. George W. and Fred S.
The funeral will be held ou Wednesday
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, from the
Presbyterian church, and the remains
will be interred in Lakeside cemetery.
' WITHOUT FOUNDATION.
Department Agents Report Re
garding Indian Pine Lands.
Special to the Gk )be. .......
Ashland, Wis., March 11 .—James F.
Allen, of Washington, and William A.
Roberts, of Ashland, constituting an
investigating committee of the interior
•department, to-day completed their
work of examining every reservation
with a view to determining whether
any spoliation :of Indians iiad been go
ing • "on, and whether there was any
fraud or trespass upon Indian lands.
The committee visited every reserve, .
pursued .an - energetic and thorough
inquiry of the i matters referred to
them, examined witnesses as to prices
paid • for pine, trespassing, etc., and
this morning met in Ashland and agreed
ou a report. In substance it is said to
be to the effect that the charges made
against operators and officials were
baseless: that there was but "little tres
pass, and," if any, that prosecution had
been instituted against the offenders;
that the prices paid for pine, especially
on the Fond dv Lac reserve, where its
principal charges were made, were
more than those which • prevailed last
year, and fully up to the rules of the
department. . Agent Allen left this '-
evening for Washington, having the re- r
port in his possession. " /■"-.-■" .'.'":: - :
i SUED FOR LIBEL.
An lowa Paper "Will Have a Fight
\,. in the Courts.
Special to the Globe.
\ - Mason i City, Io?; March Horace
Gage, a wealthy citizen of Nora Springs, .
has sued f the Advertiser of that place '
for $10,000 for publishing a contributed
article accusing him of ; reflecting upon
foreigners as . officeholders at a recent
town caucus; : The * case comes up for
hearing in April. . ■ ... :,*:.-:_
i-P Will Be a Quiet Election. V
Pi_esto__, Minn., March 11.— The
village election to-morrow will un
doubtedly'; be rather 'quiet.' *Ay large *.
caucus was ■" held *-' Saturday; evening at
the court house and the following ticket
nominated: Mayor, John Stuart; coun- i
eilmen, IT. A. Wal&er, Capt. John Pear- '
son, J. J. Simenson; recorder, E. C.
Smith; treasurer, Henry E. Briggs;
justices, George D. Green and A. Hitch
cox; constable, George Redmon. ; . This
ticket will undoubtedly be elected. ; If
.there is any fight at all, it will be on
the license question. This has been a
prohibition town the past year, and a
desperate effort will be made by the
temperance people to keep it so.': -j : ; : : : '-.
EXODUS FROM THE PINERIES.
Camps Are Breaking Up and Log
. ging Is Practically Ended for
the Season. •"'" V .^ "%^- ;
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Faixs, March 11.—
exodus from the pineries has com
menced much sooner, than "was antici
pated. The warm, spring-like weather
has transmuted : the snow into tempor
ary lakes and running streams, and has
crushed the last hopes of loggers who
have working their crews day and
night for the past month in order to get
their skidded logs to the bank. Every
train from the direction of the pineries
is lull of men coming from the woods.and
another week will find logging opera
tions practically ended. There is no
use in concealing the fact that the re
sult of this winter's work will be dis
astrous to many concerns. With only
about two months of favorable weather
to facilitate operations in, nothing else
can be expected. If the present month
had continued cold, lumbermen would
have enjoyed a prosperous season, and
pulled through with flying" colors. Al
most every camp on the western audi
eastern tributaries ' of the Chippewa
river has broken up, leaving millions of
skidded logs unbauked. . The same can
be said of operations on the Eau
Claire, Black. Wisconsin and St. Croix
rivers. The North Wisconsin Lumber
company, of Hayward, will leave a
quarter of its winter's cut on the skid
ways, which cannot help but result in a
financial set-back to this company. The
Chippewa Logging company, of this
city, although, under the circumstances,
perfectly satisfied, will fall short many
million feet of the expected cut. The
Flambeau river loggers have all discon
tinued operations, and many of them—
small concerns— are in straitened cir
cumstances. The majority of loggers
operating on the several Indian reser
vations will conclude a successful win
ter's -'work, owing to the advantages
they possess in location and heavily
timbered tracts. 'Ihe present depressed
condition of affairs in the lumber field
will seriously affect the, cut of many
mills throughout the state, and the news
comes from .reliable sources that the
cut of last year, including all the mills,
will be reduced almost one-half. The
Chippewa Lumber and Boom company,
of this city, will be enabled to keep its
big mill here in active operation during
the coming season, as the amount of
logs left over from last season, together
with what the company has put in this
winter, will afford a sufficient supply."
*•'.'-.■ BADLY HURT.
A Vicious Horse Fractures a Lit
tle Boy's Skull.
Special to the Globe.
' Owatonna, Minn., March 11.— Last
evening about 7 o'clock Georgie | Hart, [
aged about eleven years v son of W. 11.
Hart, a prominent . farmer ■ living- near
Pratt station in -this county, went to do
the chores. :He started to lead a horse
to water, ; and the animal became
frightened and reared up, striking the
little fellow on the back of the head,
fracturing his skull and laying the flesh
open. There were mat lis of where the
halter had been fastened about his
wrist, and it is thought the i horse
dragged him some distance. His face
was also badly bruised, as well as his
body. The boy's injuries a c very se
vere, and the chance, of his recovery
WILL BE WELL ATTENDED.
Large Delegations Going to the
South Dakota Temperance Con
vention. . - *^_" ."•""£. ~.'
Special to the Globe. "_.*"_
. Ht'KON, S. D., March 11.— Delegates
to the : South Dakota temperance con
vention, which begins here to-morrow,
are coming from every direction.Twenty
persons constitute the Coddington
county delegation. Several other coun
ties have nearly as many- here. A
special train this evening brought large
delegations from counties south. It is
expected that 500 people will be pres
ent. The jury in the case of The Ter
ritory vs. Mary Jobst, for killing her
infant child, was impaneled to-day,
and the case is in progress..—
ON A GRAVE CHARGE.
William Landgraf To Be Tried
;";!.:. for Counterfeiting.
Special to the Globe.
Mank_to, Minn., March 11.—Will
iam Landgraf, the sixteen-year-old boy
who was recently arrested for stealing
.2.60 from his father, was up before
Judge Porter at 2 o'clock this after loon.
He was discharged and immediatUy re
arrested by United States Marshal
Bracket., of St. Paul, on the charge of
counterfeiting. He was taken to St.
Paul this afternoon to await his trial in
the United States court. His counter
feiting consisted in making lead nickels
by pounding a real coin upon a thin
sheet of lead. -...
Jacob Bierbauer, an old resident of
this city, was severely hurt yesterday
by being caught in the belting in hi's
flour mill. The engineer with presence
of mind shut off the engine in time to
save his life. -
EVENTS AT WATERTOWN.
Delegation to the Cold Water Con
Special to the Globe. ;«"?' ., -. ' " ; : •:;>:'
. Watektown, S. D., March 11.— A
large delegation left to-day for .Huron
to i attend the prohibition convention,
which meets ' to-morrow. Rev. A. H.
Barrington tendered his resignation as,
pastor of the Episcopal church./ Every
one will be highly pleased with the ap
pointment of A. C. Mellette :as gov
ernor. It is conceded that O. C. Gesley.
president of the Merchants' bank of
this city, will succeed John D. Lawler
as territorial treasurer. The city coun
cil has called an election March 19 to
vote on the question of appropriating
,6,000 for advertising this city and
county. ■ V :
A DISCOURAGED BACHELOR;
George Wilson, of Sioux City,
Grows Despondent and Shoots
Special to the Globe. - - "
_ Sioux City. 10., March 11.— George"
Wilson, living six miles north of this
city *in :: Plymouth county, was found
dead in his house this morning with a
revolver by his side. He was a bachelor
and lived alone. He -was despondent
because he was subject -to epileptic
Special to the Globe.
" Duruque, : 10., March 11.— At the
school election ~ to-day B. B. Richards
and C. J. Peterson were ■ chosen direct
ors for three years, and fPeter -Kienes
Jr., for one year, by handsome majori
ties. The Knights * of '* Labor ran John
McDonald, opposing B. . B. '-Richards,
the latter winning by 400 majority.
DON'T SEEM TO LIKE IT.
G. A. R. Men- in Montana Dis
pleased With Irvi_*s' Appoint
ment as Marshal.
Special to the Globe.
Butte, Mont., March Montana
political circles are considerably agi
tated over the news of the appointment
by President Harrison of George W. Ir
vin, of this city, for the position of
United States marshal of Montana in
tho face of the efforts of the G. A. R.
men of the country to have one of their
own members appointed. '. Col. J. D.
Jenks, of the G. A. R. post of Butte, was
indorsed for the position by his own
post and by the members of the G. A.
R. of Montana, besides having the en
dorsement of Past Commander Burdett.
of the Grand Army of the Republic of
the United States. . This appointment
is commented upon severely as in such
marked contrast with the vaunted favor
itism of soldiers in the late war, more
particularly as evidenced in the selec
tion for cabinet positions of Gen. Noble,
Gen. Tracy, Col. Proctor and Gen. Rusk
by Gen. Harrison, His son advocated
the appointment of Irvin.
TWO TICKETS AT MORRIS.
Citizens ami Bolters Nominate
Special to the Globe.
Moreis, Minn., 'March 11.— Two tick
ets are in the field for the election to
morrow, one nominated by a people's
caucus, as follows:. For mayor, N. R.
Spurr; for councilors, George M. Gilli
nan, 11. B. Wolff, S. C. Murphy and
Anton Walseke; for treasurer, Samuel
Larson ; for assessor, D. L. Wheaton.
A bolters' caucus held this afternoon
nominated W. J. Monroe for mayor; for
councilors, G. W. Maugham," W. L.
(.'oilier and 8. A. Flaherty; and indorsed
Walseke, Larson and Wheaton. .
HIS LAST JOURNEY.
Death of J. D. Wilson,. a Popular
Commercial Traveler. ?_v_;:_
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., March 11.— J. D.
Wilson.traveling salesman for Lindekes,
Warner & Schurmeier, died from hem
orrhage of the lungs last evening, aged
thirty-six years. He was a "native of
Aberdeen, Scotland, and leaves a wife
and two children. lie was one of the
most popular salesmen in the North
west. He removed from St. Paul with
his family to this city about a year ago.
The funeral will be 'held from his resi
dence, on Fourth street, Wednesday at
10:30 a. m.
JUDGE GARLAND'S SUCCESSOR
The Sioux Falls Bar Association
Indorse P. P. Keith.
Special to the Globe. .
Sioux Falls, S. D., March lis—
Speaker P. P. Keith returned last night
from Bismarck, and at a meeting of the
Sioux; Falls ., Bar association this after
noon was indorsed unanimously by the
'association as • its ' candidate for -judge
of this district. Judge Palmer, who re
turned-Sunday from Washington, was"
present at the meeting, and smiled on
the proceedings. It is understood that
;he knows more about who Judge Car
land's successor is to be than does the
association which indorsed Keith.
KILLED IN A TUNNEL.
A Brakcman Knocked From a
Box Car With Fatal Results.
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mont., March 11.— W. M.
Lowrey, a Northern Pacific freight
brakeman, was kiled in the Mullan
tunnel, west of this city, last evening.
In climbing from a flat car to the top of
a box car by the side ladder, as the
train was passing through the tunnel,
his head came in contact with an up
right, and h e was knocked off and
killed. His body was sent to-day to
Brainerd, his home.
An Institute at Plainview.
Special to the Globe.
Plainview, Minn., March 11.— State
Conductors Prof. J. L.McCleary, of the
Mankato Normal; Prof. Mark Shoe
maker and Dr. L. Sperry, assisted by
County Supt. Ryan, opened a teachers'
institute here this morning, which will
continue one week and promises to be
very interesting. It is well attended
by teachers from this part of the state.
Real Estate Active.
Special to the Globe.
Mitchell, S. D., March 11.— Several
important transfers were made in real
, estate to-day, one quarter section selling
at .7.500, and three others at .5,000 each.
Minneapolis and Milwaukee parties
were the purchasers. A prominent
official of the Milwaukee road has been
quietly investing in Mitchell during the
past few days. ;,:-,::';.>.
Death of an Old Settler.
Special to the Globe. '
Sioux City, 10., March Robert
\\ . Cole, one of the pioneers of this city,
died this morning suddenly of heart
disease in his room at Hotel Garretson.
Mr. Cole was also one of the pioneers of
the Black Hills, going from here during
the rush of 1.77, returning several years
later. His age was fifty-two.
The River Open at Dubuque.
Special to the Globe. • -
. Dubuque, To., March 11.— The ice
went out *of the river Sunday night,
leaving au open channel south as far as
the eye can reach. Above the railroad
bridge tlie Ice holds fast. The transfer
steamer Jay is making trips in connec
tion with the Chicago, Burlington &
Cooper Shop Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Minn., March Dowd
Son & Co.'s cooper . shops, near the
Milwaukee*.. St. Paul depot, burned
to-night. Loss, 85,000: insured' for
§2.500. The origin of the fire is un
Made a Bit. Haul.
Geoton, S. D., March Frank
Ciintsman and Ed Sinclair stole $_or>
and a horse and mule, from A. and W.
Harnois, farmers near Groten, to-day.
Ciintsman is a cousin of Harnois, and
is from St. Paul. Sheriff Eisenhood is
on their track, and will get them..
A Blind Pig Raided.
Special to the Globe. -
Harlem. N.D., March 11.— A blind :
pig was knocked out Saturday night,
and all the furniture set up in the street. -
-including pool table and bar. .-This is
the second raid on -sightless swine in
- " A Fargo Failure. :
Special to the Globe. - /
Fakgo.N.D.," March 11.— The sheriff
took possession of the business of the
Fargo Furniture company to-day. The'
company had been: handling goods of a
Grand Rapids,. Mich., company.--* Their
liabilities and "assets are unknown. -
STILL IN SUSPENSE.
Definite News Regarding; the
Apia Fight Not Yet Forth
. . '
The Navy Department Thinks?
It Would Have Been In
: — —
By the Consul at Auckland,
Had Any News Reached «
John D. Spreckles Discusser
Our Pacific Ocean Steam
j er Service.
Washington, March 11.— At the
state and navy departments this morn
ing the same reply.now becoming some
what monotonous,' "We.- have no in
formation," is made in answer to re
quests for some news regarding the al
leged destruction of the Nipsie at Samoa. :
Walker Blame says that the depart
ment of state utterly discredits the
story and is free from apprehen
sion upon the subject. It now appears'
that the United States naval officer who
was stationed at Auckland, the nearest;
cable point to Samoa, rejoined the Nip
sic some time ago. Nevertheless, the
navy department holds that it would be
speedily informed of the report
ed -engagement, through the United
States consul at Auckland. had
any such thing happened. To
forward news to Berlin, the Olga must
have run over to Auckland, and at least
her arrival there would have been re
ported, if, indeed, the secret of her
mission to the cable station did not leak
out - through" some of the sailors.
Capt. Mullan, of the Nipsie- was ordered
to "protect and use his good
offices." These were in substance
like the instructions given Ad
miral Kimberly, which at the time
they were issued were regarded in some
quarters as being too narrow and inade
quate to carry out the popular wish. It
maybe recalled, however, that Secre
tary Whitney said at the time in a com
munication ultimately laid before the
house naval committee, that that was as
far as he could go in the absence of any
definite declared policy on the. part of
this government in regard to theSamoau
question. r wi^.V._:_ ,
. SPEARING OF SAMOA. *;
John D. Spreckles Has a Word t<»
Say About Our Pacific Trade, j
San Francisco; March 11.— In an
interview, to-day, John D. Spreckles,
president of the Oceanic company,
.whose steamers ply betweenthis city and
the Samoan islands, New Zealand and
-'Afflstralia, said: "I do not expect our
; steamers to run j to Samoa and New
Zealand after the end of October. The
colonies have taken a decided .'stand
against maintaining the line any
longer, unless the United States bears
one-half of the total cost. The service
may not cease entirely, because the
North German Lloyd company are ar
ranging to secure it. They run steam
ers from Germany to Sidney, and are
anxious to extend the service, which
would be part of their Samoan policy.
The steamers would stop at Samoa as
ours now do, and the Germans would
control the Pacific trade. Without the
aid accorded to foreign steamship lines,
we cannot compete with them, and
would not attempt to do so. The
North German Lloyd's receives enor
mous subsidy from the German govern
ment, such as we could never hope for."
Spreckles said they were now stopping
at Tuteula, the southern one of the Sa
moan group, and dropped the mails
there to a schooner, which took
them . to Apia, the scene of
the present dispute, seventy miles
away. He said: "Our steamers!
do not call at Apia, the capital of Samoa, '
but could do so if our company was paid
for extra coal required to make longer
distance on contract time. As it is, the
United States does not offer any en
couragement to have direct connection
with the capital of Samoa, although
the American steamers pass near
there, and the government could
receive a week's later intellgence than
is now possible, and avoid the neces
sity of having the mails uass through
the hands of foreigners." Mr. Spreckles
said that the United States government
was now paying the North German
Lloyd company $1.30 per mile for carry
ing mails across the Atlantic, while the
American vessels are receiving 7 cents
to 25 cents per mile. "In the South
American trade steamers living tho
American flag get less than* we do,"
said Mr. Spreckels. "If our govern
ment extends the same policy to the
Lloyd on the Pacific, as it does on the
Atlantic we cannot compete. These
German vessels also are exempt
from tonnage dues in our
ports, whereas the American steam
ers pay at the rate of 30 cents per ton.
and the American vessels are compelled
to carry the mails whenever the post
master general may demand." Mr.
Buckland, the agent of the Samoan gov
ernment, said New Zealand was anx
ious to join with the United States hi
maintaining an American line, but
unless there was co-operation they
would accept the German service, as
the United States would have to pay its"
portion if it was a foreign line carrying
-. «^_- ;
Hon. J. .C. Ryan, of the Dakota
Council, Returns to the Boson-,
of His Constituency.
Special to the Globe.
White Lake, S. D., March lion.
J." C. Kyan, member of the territorial
council from this district, arrived homo
tills evening. He came unexpected, but
it was not long until the Citizens turned '
out en masse, headed by the White Lake
band, and formed in front of the Pal- j
mer house and sernaded him." When '
Mr. Kyan appeared he was greeted with
a chorus of cheers. A speech of wel
come was delivered most ably :by Hon. "
T. J. Jones. j Mr. Ryan's . response was
able and modestly said, and showed
how deeply he felt the honor conferred
upon him. He said the era upon: which
we were entering was to be the most im
portant in the history •of Dakota, and
that we - must make: our constitution
such a one as we may feel proud of and
other states might envy.
.DeatH of Bart Morgan. ;"-.**•"];.
S]>e_ial to the Globe.
Piiairie dv CniEN, Wis., March 11.—
Bart Morgan, a baggageman on the
lowa & Dakota division of the Chicago,
Milwaukee ; & St. Paul ', railroad, died .
last night of : hemorrhage of the lungs.
The ""• remains were taken to Charles
City to-day for interment. He has been
in the employ of the company for many