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Democrats Hold a Large and
Enthusiastic Meeting at
Fergus Falls,
And Resolve to Organize the
County for the Roches
ter Man.
Glowing 1 Crop Reports From
Many Sections of the
Daly and Hirschfield '""Will
Represent Montana at the
World's Fair.
Special to the Globe.
FERGrs Falls, May 24.— The Demo
crats of this city held the, first meeting
of the campaign last night. It was
largely attended and enthusiastic. It
•was Held principally to discuss plans of
work. A vigorous and aggressive cam
paign was determined on, for the feel
ing here is hopeful, owing to the split
in the Republican ranks, and the hos
tile feeling of the Farmers' alliance to
wards the Republican leaders. The
chairman and secretary of the meeting,
J. F. Cowie and W. R. Lowry,
were made a committee to or
ganize Democratic clubs throughout
the county. The sentiment of
the moating was unanimously
in favor of nominating Bierman for gov
ernor: a committee was appointed to or
ganize a Bierman club in Fergus I alls,
and the following resolutions were
adopted with great enthusiasm:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meet
!ng of the Democrats of this city that we
unanimously favor the nomination of Hon.
A Bierman, of Olmsted county, Minnesota.
as the Democratic candidate for governor, to
be voted for at the November election next.
Kesolved. That we commend to tne peo
ple of the state of Minnesota, the declaration
of our "leader"' on the principles of tarift
and civil service reform, and that they con
tinue in the line of action by him so fear
lessly and conscientiously established in his
tariff reform message of 1888, in the inter
est of the industrial people of the United
States, until the sacred principle, upon the
success of which depends the industrial and
political freedom of the people of the united
States, is gloriously won.
We also recommend to the Democrats and
all friends ol this great principle of just and
equal taxation, as promulgated by Grover
Cleveland, that, for the propagation of those
principles, they at once organize in every
town throughout this county "Bierman
clubs," and that they at once actively and
zealously labor for the cause of lower, just
and equal taxation, and for purer and belter
government. . . .
Resolved, That we at once organize in this
city a political club to be known as me Bier
man club for the purpose of effective, active
work in the interest of those principles, and
for campaign work iv the coming state
Ihe Rains Are Quite General
Over the Northwest and Crops
Special to the Globe.
Huron, S. 1).. May 24.— Interviews
with representative farmers from twenty
townships in this county to-day, reveals
the fact that wheat is in much better
condition than for four years. Oats look
well, and much of the corn is above
ground. Rains the past week have been
of incalculable benefit, and the farmers
are more hopeful than ever. The ground
is thoroughly soaked, and plowing for
flax will be pushed rapidly the coming
week. More than the usual acreage
•will be sown if theseedcan be procured.
The rainfall solar the present month
is three and four one-hundredths, as
against two, andone and eighty-live
hundredths the corresponding months
the last two years. Rains this
season came at better intervals and
more evenly distributed, consequently
results are more beneficial.
Anoka, Minn., May 24.— This immed
iate vicinity has been visited by abun
dant rains during the past week.
Scarcely a day has passed without more
or less of raiu. The ram came at just
the right time to do the most good, and
the fanners are jubilant over the pros
pects of a good crop. Considerable
wheat has been sown in this county this
year, and the outlook for a good crop is
very good.
Little Falls, May 24.-A heavy
6et iv this morning at 3 o'clock and
continued tor two or three hours, com
pletely saturating the ground to the
depth of several inches. Another
Bhower fell at 7 a. m., with prospects of
more. Weather warm and vegetation
Btartinir as if by magic. The precipita
tion must have exceeded two inches:
the heaviest for two years past. Good
crops are assured.
To Represent Montana. ■
Special to tne Globe.
Helena, Mont., May 24.— Acting
Gov. Richards to-day appointed L. H.
llerslitiekl,ot Helena, and Marcus Daly,
of Anaconda, world's fair commission
ers. The alternates are IS. F. White
and 1. G. Collins.
Hotel Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Buffalo, Minn., May 24.— At about
5 o'clock this morning the Occidental
bouse, belonging to Mrs. A. Harvey,
■was discovered to be on fire. The fire
company was soon on the scene, and
got it under control in a short time, but
not until nearly all the household goods
had been burned, and great damage
done to the building. The origin of the
fire is unknown. Miss Anna and Emma
Harvey were in the building at the
time and were nearly suffocated before
help arrived. The loss on the building,
etc., is partly covered by insurance.
Theological Graduates.
Special to the Globe.
Rkd Wise, May 24.— The closing ex
ercises in the theological department at
the Bed Wing seminary were held last
"~ evening. The graduates were six in
number. They will be ordained at the
coining meeting of the llauge Synod, to
be held at Jackson, the first week in
Called an Extra Session.
Lincoln, Neb., May 24.— Gov.Thayer
to-day issued a proclamation calling an
extra" session of the legislature on June
5 The legislature will consider the ad
visability of adopting the Australian
ballot system; express their views on
the free* coinage of silver, and consider
the freight rate question.
Must Close on Sunday.
Special to the Globe.
ASHLAKD, Wis., May 24.— The Liquor
Dealers' association has served notice
that all merchants, corporations or indi
viduals who shall transact or keep open
their places of business will be prose
cuted This is a retaliatory measure on
the part of the saloon men who are com
pelled to keep closed on Sudday.
Yankton Will Drink.
pcciai to the Globe.
■ I'a>:kto>-, S. D., May 24.-Tiie first
consignment for original packages for
public sale will be received here Mon
day. The packages consist of barrels
of quart bottles filled with whisky,
which are sold separately to be drank
off the premises.
A. Vicious Stallion Mangles an
OI instead County Farmer.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, May 24.— Sumner Snow,
a farmer living in Farmington township,
and one of the oldest residents of the
county, was frightfully mutilated by
his vicious Clydesdale stallion yester
day. Mr. Snow was leading the animal
when it attacked him, biting otf his ear,
and, grabbing him a second time, tore
off a large portion of his scalp. The
horse then stumbled, and man and
beast fell to the ground together, break
ing one of Mr. Snow's ribs. Before the
horse could rise, however, Mr. Snow
managed to crawl under a fence near
by and save himself. He is in a critical
condition. This s^me stallion injured
Mr. Snow very seriously last summer,
and from which injuries he has not yet
Justice Meted Out.
Special to tne Globe.
Fekgus Falls, May 24.— Judge Bax
ter has sentenced P. Damschen to pay
a fine of Sf>o and thirty days in jail for
illegal sale of liquor at Pelican Rapids.
P. 11. Moore was sentenced to the re
formatory at St. Cloud for stealing a
horse. An endeavor will be made to
get the governor to remit that part of
P. Schroeder's sentence relating to im
prisonment, on the ground that such a
course lias been taken in every similar
case m the state up to date. Mr.
Sclnoeder has agreed to sell no more
liquor illegally, and the feeling is that
imprisonment would be too severe a
punishineut for his offense,
English Papers Shut Out.
Milwaukee, May 24.— The prospect
is good for the attendance of 12,000
members of the German Catholic socie
ties of Wisconsin at the iirst state con
vention which opens on Monday. The
proceeding will be of a star chamber
character so far as discussion of politi
cal questions is concerned. The execu
tive board has decided that only repre
sentatives of three German Catholic
weeklies shall be admitted during the
business sessions of tho convention.
The assurance is that these gentlemen
will furnish the press representatives
with information to the end that no
misrepresentation or false reports shall
be given out.
Killed the Town.
Fort Dodge, 10. May 24.— The little
town of Kalo, south of here, has been
wiped off the map by a miners' strike.
A month ago Kalo was a prosperous
mining town of 500 indabitants. To-day
not a dozen houses arc occupied. On
May 1 all the coal miners struck for
higher wages. The mine owners re
fused the demand and shut down the
mines. The strike proved a death-blow
to the town. Without work all the
miners were compelled to move, leaving
Kalo with empty streets and deserted
Improvements at Little Falls.
Special to the Globe.
Little Falls, May 24.— The bids
for the construction of the new city
hall will be opened and the contract
awarded by the city council June 4.
The hall is to be finished on or before
Aug. 15, 1890. At the last council
meeting two miles of sidewalk were or
dered to be completed by June 15.
The Verdict Too Small.
Special to the Globe.
Dui/utii. Minn., May 24.— 1n the case
of J. J. Esau and M. D. Munn vs. J. D.
Howard the jury rendered a verdict in
favor of the plaintiffs for $5,000. This
is hardly regarded as a fair compensa
tion for services rendered.
Will Protect Themselves.
Special to the Globe.
Dui/utii, Minn., May 24.— Settlers on
the Sioux reservation are already being
annoyed by wholesale cattle stealing.
The settlers have organized, and if the
cattle stealing business continues they
will commence having hanging bees.
They mean business and propose to pro
tect themselves against lawlessness.
Di.luth offire of tlie Globe is located at
No. lUS ( h .inber of Commerce building,
with Magraw Bros. & Osmuu, real estate
dealers, where subscriptions and advertise
ments will be received.
Peter Sohroeder Makes a Plain
Statement of His Case.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Pebiiam, Minn., May 20.— regard
to the sensational statement that ap
peared in last Sunday's issue, namely:
"May Go to Stillwater," would say
your Fergus Falls correspondent has
done me a great injustice by causing
such an untruth to be published. The
truth of the matter is 1 was indicted
by the grand jury this term of court
for selling beer in one-quarter barrell
packages in the village of Henning,
Minn., a no license town, where 1
have an ice house, and employ a man to
act as my agent in the disposal of
my beer. This was a test case
and 1 have not yet received my sen
tence, therefore it is a conundrum to
me where your correspondent get his
information. However, 1 shall take
particular pains to find out. Among
other things he stated that 1 was
brought to the city ot Fergus Falls on a
bench warrant. In reply i would say
their was no warrant issued to my
knowledge. I received a telegram f rom
Sheriff Brandenburg requesting me to
be in Fergus Falls on the lGth inst.,
and 1 plied with his wishes. There
was nothing done as yet in regard to
the Stillwater affair your correspondent
raves about, and perhaps it would have
been just as well for him to have
waited with his special until after lhad
received -my sentence. la justice to my
self you will please have the kindness
to cause this letter to be published
through the columns of your paper and
ask other papers to please copy. Re
spectfully yours,
Peteb Sciirokder, Brewer.
Mania for Life Insurance.
Cairo, 111., May James R. Mc-
Clure, assistant ticket agent of the Illi
nois Central company, was declared in
sane by the county court yesterday.
Last week he tried to commit suicide,
and it was found that he had borrowed
money on forged notes to meet pay
ments on life insurance policies, aggre
gating $53,000, for wich he appears to
have had a mania. His attempt to kill
himself by cutting his wrist was made
on the day one of the forged notes came
due, and a settlement was demanded.
iiai ' •
. No More Vacancies.
Chicago, May 24.— local hotel
and restaurant proprietors at a meeting
yesterday rescinded their action looking
to the establishment of an agency for
securing non-union waiters. The reason
stated is that there are no longer any
vacancies. ■;
The Division of South Africa
Troubling- English and
Germans Alike.
Serious Difference Between
Commissioners of the
Two Countries.
Young* William Wants Prince
Bismarck to Stop His
Socialists Fail to Agree and
the Party Rapidiy Disin
tegrating 1 .
Bebt.tn, May 24.— The negotiations
with England concerning territory in
Africa had almost readied the point of
an exchange of a protocol conceding to
Germany a sphere of influence extend
ing from the east coast to the Congo
Free State, when Lord Salisbury, the
British prime minister, sent his envoy,
Sir Percy Anderson, emphatic orders to
suspend communications and await in
structions. Since then, Sir Edward
Mallet, the British ambassador at Ber
lin, has intimated that the negotiations
will only bfi resumed on the basis
of a recognition by Germany of
English rights on the west coast of
Tanganyiki and the territories north of
Tanganyiki, including Uganda. The
foreign office here interprets the
changed attitude of Lord Salisbury to
the public clamor in England over the
threatened dispossession of the En
glish from the territories connecting
the British empire in Soutli Af
rica with the sources of the
Nile. Whatever is Lord Salis
bury's motive, it has evoked an ener
getic protest from Chancellor Yon
Caprivi, which the emperor either in
spired or indorsed. Only strong
state, combined with family reasons,
determine the emperor to persist in his
cordial relations with the English gov
ernment. The North German Gazette,
whose director recently had several in
terviews with Chancellor yon Caprivi,
obtained a semi-official communication
advocating a continuance of the
English Occupation
of Egypt as essential to the prosperity
of thaYcountry. The article obviously
pointed that the German government
was ready to support a permanent occu
pation of Egypt by the British. The
Gazette did not state the terms, but sug
gested that if Germany obtained a hold
in the districts in Central Africa claimed
by England the British army would be
confirmed in the occupation of Egypt.
The emperor, as if desiring to mane
the strength of the entente with
England, is celebrating the queen's
birthday with unusual cere
mony. Sir Edward Malet and
the whole British embassy banqueted
to-night at the royal castle. The em
peror toasted the queen as the head of a
great family, the ruler of a friendly na
tion and commander of the first German
dragoons. In conclusion he said: "May
God preserve and protect and bless her
for many years to come." The British
ambassador responded and offered a
toast in honor of the emperor, who after
wards proposed the health of Chancellor
yon Caprivi, calling him his trusted
minister and valuable
The English flag is displayed on every
government building. It is improbable
that this effusive display of a desire to
cultivate the friendship of England will
induce Lord Salisbury to concede the
demands of Germany, even if Eeypt
should be thrown into the balance. Gen.
Yon Oaprivi will not abate his claims,
and the issue will be an indefinite sus
pension of negotiations, which will
leave both parties to proceed
with the game of territorial grab,
until the complications arising
therefrom become more critical.
The newspapers, commenting upon
Loid Salisbury's utterances on the ques
tion, concur in the opinion that warlike
complications are impossible, all the
territory acquired by Germany in Africa
not being worth a European war. At
the same lime, it is felt that the Ger
man acquisitions will probably be a
source of trouble with England in the
near future. The reichstag committee
on the army and labor protection bills
will reassemble a week before the
plenary sitting of the house. The prog
ress of the army bill justifies the calcula
tion that it will be passed by a vote of
245 in favor to 152 against, despite the
government's admission that the pres
ent demand is
A Mere Installment.
Heir Richtcr, in an article in the
Freisinnige, commenting on the dis
closures made to the committee, say
that they show that in the near uer
spective the German peace effective will
be 014.001) men instead of 468,000. Herr
Maltzaluvs refusal to satisfy Dr. Wind
thorst in the committee on the report
that the treasury will want 500,000,000
marks to execute the government's mil
itary plans will not retard the success
of the bill. The socialists, a section
of the Freisinnige party and a
section of the Clericals will
join the Conservatives in sup
porting it. The socialists have three
members, Herren Bebel, Dietz and Grill
enberger, on the labor committee. They
are sanguine that they will get clauses
introduced in the labor bill constituting
workmen's syndicates and labor bureaus
under a special minister of labor. They
are even hopeful of having the eight
hour principle recognized, althougn
they do not expect to have it made ef
fective. The position of the Freisin
nige party is more than ever uncer
tain. The election of Herr Schrader as
president of the party's committee, in
place of Herr Kichter, indicates
A Widened Rupture
in the party. The Freisjnnige Zeitung
says that Herr Ilichter continues to pre
side over a committee of direction, con
sisting of seven members, Herr Sehrad
er having received merely an honorary
appointment to the presidency of the
committee of thirteen. This explana
tion does not touch the fact that open
disunion is dlmlshing the strength of
the party. The Hamburg Correspond
ent says'that Prince and Princess Bis
marck" will visit the marquis of London
de-ry and the earl of lioseberry, in
England, at the end of June,
remaining six weeks. During the week
Prince Bismarck entertained Herr
Blelchroeder, Dr. Bucher and his old
secretary, Rothenberg, who is assisting
him iv arranging his memoirs. The so
cialist and* Freisiunige papers teem
with stories about the emperor and the
ex-chancellor. It is asserted that the
emperor is highly incensed because of
the prince's statements to the corre
spondents of foreign papers; that he
speaks of the ex-chancellor as only tit
lor a lunatic asylum, and that he in
tends to send him a final warning before
dealing with him as
An Enemy of the State.
Whatever may be the emperor's;irri
tation, it lias not caused a rupture with
Prince Bismarck. Imperior Court Chan
cellor Liebeuauis about to visit Fried
richsrhne, and other persons intimately
connected with the emperor's circle also
communicate with the prince. The
kins of Wurtemburg lias just sent 1,000
marks and the duke of Saxe-Altenburg
500 marks -to the national Bismarck
memorial fund. The national lib
eral members of the reichstag
and landtag,*" while banqueting
together, telegraphed a salu
tation to Friedrichsruhe. The emperor
sent a letter to Field Marshal Count
yon Moltke, warmly congratulating
him upon his recent speech in the
reichstag in favor of the arms bill. Jn
his letter the- emperor says that Yon
Moltke lias ever looked to the service of
the Fatherland and cared unceasingly
for the interests of the army. The re
ception the speech met with abroad
showed its importance. The North
German Gazette says it doubts that
Chancellor Yon Caprivi will accompany
the emperor to Russia; a decision, it
says, has not yet been arrived at. -
Prince William, of Saxe-Weimar, has
been declared a bankrupt. His debts,
chiefly due to gambling, amount to
•243, 000 marks. -_ -
Why Justice Miller Concurred in
the Original Package" De
Dks Moines, 10., May 24.— Justice
Miller, of the United States supreme;
court, has been criticized by many
people in this state for joining in the
"original package" decision. Rev. J. P.-
Teter, a Methodist clergyman at Oska
loosa, and a personal friend of the
justice, has received from him the fol
lowing letter on the subject:
"I regret to find that' you are In
trouble about my concurrence in the
recent decision of the supreme court in j
regard to the sale goods imported
from abroad or from another state in
the original . packages. I venture to;
hope that 1 shall not wholly forfeit;
your esteem because, in obedience to
that sense of conscientious duty which,
I have ho doubt, prompts you
in this matter, I have felt :
bound to follow the decision made
by this court more than sixty years ago,
which has never been doubted or dis
puted from that day to this. Indeed,
that decision, in addition to being a de
cision of this court, was one which
fell from the lips of the greatest consti
tutional lawyer this government ever
had. It was based upon a construction
of the constitution of the United States,
This constitution has not been altered
since.and the judgment of the court has
remained without question from that day
to this. . Many people, like you 1 think,
have the idea that the supreme court is
only bound in its decisions by the views
which they may have of abstract moral
right. But we are as much sworn to de
cide according to the constitution
of the United States as you are
bound by your conscience to a faith in
the Bible which you profess to follow.
If my views of the true meaning of the
constitution of the United States, in a
question before me as a judge of one of'
the courts of the country, should com
pel me to differ from the whole world, I
should do it as courageously as I have
no doubt you would stand by any doct
rine whice you believe to be taught in
the Holy Bible. This is the only let
ter that I have attempted to answer on
this subject, and, however my friends
may think that 1 erred on this subject,
I must bear their censure. If I should
believe everything which you believe
on the subject ot prohibition, I must
still follow tb.3 constitution of the
United States until it is changed by
those who have authority to do so."
They Now Want the Chicago Stock
„ Yards.
Chicago, May 24.— A sale of the
Union stockyards, the negotiations in
which are said to have been interrupted
by a premature exposure some weeks
ago, is reported to-day to be again upon
the eve of consummation. The pur
chaser, as before, is an English synddi
cate. Nathaniel Thayer, of Boston,
and the Vanderbilts, who hold the ma
jority of the stock in the East,
are said to have consented to part
with their holdings for 150 cents
on the dollar. It is further stated that
Russell H. Monro, a special agent, laid
the offer before the City of London Con
tract corporation, by whom it was ac
cepted. The exact extent of the capital
stock which may thus pass into the pos
session of the Englishmen is not as
certainable, but it is understood to be a
majority of the company's totalcapital.
Nelson Morris, a Chicasroan, who holds
a large amount, admitted the truth of
the current reports to-night, but added:
"The sale has not been consum
Mr. P. D. Armour said: "I under
stand a purchase price has been agreed '
No money has yet been paid by the
Englishmen, it is stated, they expecting
within a few days to gather in enough
Western stockholders to secure a firmer
control of the yards than could be
assumed on a bare majority of the
capital stock. There are holders on the
other hand who are believed to be hold
ing out for a fancy price. The deal, if
closed, will mean the transfer of about
$10,000,000. ■:;
~ »Pi — • ■ •■;
Senator Mac Donald Considers the
Behring Tronble Serious. ;
Ottawa, Out., May Senator Mac-'
Donald, of Victoria, B. C, is here.
Speaking of the Behring sea matter, he
says that the sealers will simply ignore
the action of the American executive.
"The Canadian sealing fleet," he said,
"started on their annual hunt early iv
January last. They go down the coast
as far as San Francisco, '. and then fol
low the seals north, picking them up as
they go along. They could go into
Behring sea, as they - considered they
had a perfect right to do. I have long ■
thought that the whole matter will be
brought to sudden maturity by some
act of bloodshed on one side or the
other. Some bold captain with a ship
load of valuable skins, and feeling him
self legitimately in possession of them,
will defend his property, and the dip
lomats will regret that they did not use":
more expedition in bringing about a
termination of the dispute."
. -=s>.
Italians With Small-Pox.
New York, May 24.--The steamship
Birminia, which arrived here to-day
with a lot of Italians from Mediterranean
ports, is detained at quarantine ' on ac
count of several cases of small-pox
among her passengers.
■; Secretary McCrary Very 111.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 24.—Ex-Secre
tary of War G. W. McCrary is lying
dangerously ill at the residence of .-his:
daughter, Mrs. . Dr. Botelier. Mr. Mc-
Crary's Illness has : extended over a
period of about one year. - He returned
to this city from New York Monday, the
19th, where he went to obtain surgical
The Naval Appropriation Bill
Considered in the Upper
Senators Decidedly Inclined
to Build More Iron and
Steel Ships.
The House Runs Against the
Hennepin Canal Scheme
Names of the Republican Con
gressional Campaign
Washington, May 24.— 1n the senate
to-day Mr. Wilson, of lowa, asked and
obtained unanimous consent that on
Tuesday next, after the routine morn
ing business, the bill subjecting im
ported liquors to the provisions of the
laws of the several states shall be taken
up and its consideration continued un
til disposed of. Mr. Blackburn pre
sented the credentials of John G. Car
lisle as senator from the state of Ken
tucky for Mr. Beck's unexpired term,
which commenced on March 4,
1889. They were read and placed
on file. The naval appropriation
bill was taken up, the pending ques
tion being on the amendment reported
from the committee on appropriations
to strike out the item of $50,000 for im
provement of the plant at Portsmouth.
N. H., navy yard. Mr. Gormon called
for the yeas and nays. He said that
the item had not been estimated for by
the navy department. It had been in
serted under peculiar circumstances.
Mr. Blair opposed the amendment.
The opposition to the appropriation, he
said, was influenced by the monopolist
leaders who were determined to despoil
the navy yard in order that they might
in the future have the building
of the war ships of the country.
Mr. Allison said that the committee had
recommended the striking out of the
items in relation to the Portsmouth and
Boston navy yards, because the two
propositions really meant the establish
ment of two new navy yards for the
coustruction of iron and steel ships.
The discussion continued at length.
Finally the question was taken on the
amendment to strike out the item of
f50,(K)0 for improvement of the
plant at Portsmouth navy yard.
The amendment was disagreed to
—yeas, 18; nays, 29. So the item
remains in the bill, amended, however,
by striking out the words "building"'
and before the words "repairing steel
ships." The question was then taken
on the item for the JJostou navy yard,
similarly amended, and the item was
continued in the bill, the vote to strike
out being yeas 15, nays 31. On motion
of Mr. Cameron a like item of $50,000
was inserted for the League Island
yard, with the additional words,
"Which yard is hereby reopened
for the repair of vessels of the
navy." On motion of Mr. Allen an
item was inserted for the appoint
ment of a commission of two officers,
one army officer and two civilians, to
select a suitable site for a dry dock on
the coast of the Pacific, or of the waters
connected therewith, north of the forty
second parallel, including the waters of
Puget sound. Mr. Hoar offered an
amendment appropriating $50,000 for
providing ordnance, arms, ammunition
and equipments for issue to the naval
militia, and authorizing the secretary of
the navy to establish rules for its organ
ization. After some discussion, and
in consequence of a statement
that the subject was under consid
eration by the navy department and by
the committee on naval affairs, Mr.
Hoar withdrew the amendment. Mr.
Cockrell moved to strike out the pro
vision for three sea-going coast line
battle ships not to cost more than 54,000,
--000 each. He said he saw no reason for
such an immense expenditure. The
United States was a peaceful and peace
able nation. Mr. Hale asked how "the
power of the United States" was to be
used as a preventive of war. if that
power was not put into shape? How
would the power of the United States
be exercised if the United States had
no army or navy— especially no navy?
Mr Cockrell— Tbe senator admits tbat we
have' the power, does he not?
Hr Hale— No, Ido not. We have undoiiDt
edly' the means to construct a lmvy that
would be iv itself, that is its great object, a
moral force that would be a detriment to
war But Ido not admit that the mere un
developed power is of auy account. It is.ouly
a temptation. .
After further discussion and without
action on Mr.CockrelPs motion to strike
out the provision for three ships of war.
the senate at 4:15 p. m. adjourned till
Unsuccessful Attempt to Elimi
nate the Hennepin Canal.
Washington, May 24.— After routine
business to-day the house went into
committee of the whole (Mr. Burrows,
of Michigan, in the chair), on the river
and harbor bill. The pending question
was the point of order against the Hen
nepin canal proposition. After an ar
gument by Mr. Rogers, of Arkansas,
in opposition to the point of order, the
chairman rendered his decision over
ruling tho point of order. Mr. Turner,
of Georgia, then moved to strike out
the provision for the canal. He cou
! tended that the digging of canals by the
federal government was contrary to the
constitution. Mr. Henderson, of Illi
nois, said that the question of the power
of congress to provide for the construc
tion of canals had already been settled
in the affirmative. Messrs. Hayes and
Henderson, of lowa, earnestly opposed
the motion, the former making a consti
tutional argument in support of the
Dower of congress to enact such legis
lation. Messrs. Blanchard of Louisiana,
and Gear, of lowa, favored the
flennepin canal. Mr. Hatch, of Mis
souri, warnjd gentlemen who repre
sented the Mississippi river that an ap
propriation for the Hennepin canal
would be the death knell to appropria
tions for the Mississippi river in the
future. After further debate the mo
tion to strike out was lost, 50 to 122. On
motion of Mr. Henderson, of Illinois,
an amendment was adopted reducing
from $2,000,000 to $1,000,000 the appro
priation for the improvement of the
Mississippi river from the head of the
passes to the mouth of the Ohio river.
Mr. Boatner, of Louisiana, moved to
strike out the provision that no part of
appropriation for the Mississippi river
shall be expended to repair or build
levees for the purpose of reclaiming
lands or preventing injury to lands or
private property by overflows. Lost.
Pending further action the committee
rose. Public business was suspended
at 4 o'clock, and the house proceeded to
pay fitting tribute to the memory o? the
late David Wilber. of New York. After
eulogistic addresses by Messrs. Slier
man, of New York, McCormick, of
Pennsylvania, McKae, of Arkansas.
Russell, of Conneticut, Tracy and
Farquhar of New York, the house as a
mark of respect to the memory of the
deceased at 4:50 adjourned.
The committee met to-night in the
committee room of the senate committee
on patents. The meeting was called to
arrange the preliminaries for the ap
proaching congressional campaign. It
met at 8 o'clock and discussed the sub
ject for two hours, and eiected a sub
committee with Senator Sawyer as
chairman, to further consider tne mat
ter and report to the full commitoee at a
meeting to be held next week, after
whicu officers will be chosen.
The Republican Congressional
Campaign Committee.
Washington, May 24.— The follow
ing is the list of members of the Repub
lican congressional campaign commit
Arkansas— Herman L. Kennel.
California— Representative Vandevcr.
Colorado— Representative To wnsend.
Connecticut— Represemative Russell.
Delaware— Senator Higgius.
Illinois— Representative Rowell.
Indiauii— Representative Cheadle.
lowa— Representative Gear.
Kansas— Representative Anderson.
Kentucky— Representative Wilson.
Louisiana— Representative Coleman.
Maine— Representative Boutelle.
Maryland— Representative McC'oma?.
Massachusetts— Representative Walker.
Michigan— Senator Stockbridge.
Minnesota— Representative DunneU.
Missouri— Representative Wii.de
Montana— Rspreseutative Carter.
Nebraska— Representative Dorsey.
Nevada— Representative Bartine.
New Hampshire— Senator Blair.
New Jersey— Repiesent:Uive Buchanan.
New York— Representative BeldeD.
North Carolina— Representative Brower.
North Dakota— Senator Pierce.
Ohio— Representative Thompson.
Oregon — Senator Bolph.
Pennsylvania— Representative Bingham.
Rhode" Island— Representative Spooner.
South Dakota— Senator Moody.
Tennessee— Representative Houk.
Vermont— Representative Grout.
Virginia— Representative Bowden.
Washington— Representative \V ilson.
West Virginia— Representative Atkinson.
Wisconsin— Senator Sawyer.
Wycming— Delegate Carey.
Idaho— Delegate Dv Bois.
Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico and
Utah, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and
Georgia are as yet unrepresented, as
they have no .Republican representa
tives in congress, and the vacancies
will be filled by selections made by tho
It May Be Postponed Until Next
Washington;, May 24.— Although the
supreme court yesterday decided against
Keinuiler on all constitutional ques
tions which it is thought can be raised
in iiis case, it is not absolutely certain
that the court has heard the last of the
case. It is the general opinion that
the decision yesterday would finally
settle the matter, and all that would
remain to be done would be
the pro forma vacation of the
order "of Judge Wallace and the resen
tencSng of Kemmler. It may be that
the counsel will stop here and not fur
ther prolong what, in view of the de
cision of yesterday, n;u-it be regarded as
a hopeless case, as far as the supreme
court is concerned. But it is still pos
sible to delay the day of execution until
next autumn, at least, by brniing an
other appeal to the supreme court.
The Soldier Doesn't Forfeit.
"Washington, May 24. — Assistant
hand Commissioner Stone to-day ren
dered a decision in which he holds th"at
a soldier who makes a location filing
under the soldiers' homestead law of
187:?, but who fails to make settlement
within six months thereafter, does not
thereby forfeit his right to the land un
less some adverse claim intervenes prior
to the date upon which he actually
makes settlement. The department has
heretofore held that a failure to make
settlement within six months after the
filing is made of itself absolutely for
feits all rights to the land, and that sub
sequent settlement cannot cure the
laches. The assistant commissioner
holds directly to the contrary on both
poi ts.
An Anti-Trust Compromise.
WASHINGTON, May 24.— The confer
rees on the senate anti-trust bill have
concluded their labors and reported to
their respective houses to-day. The
section introduced in the house by Mr.
Bland, of Missouri, and amended by the
senate, relating to combinations to pre
vent competition in the transportation
of persons or property, was the only
point in dispute." The conferrees de
cided upon a limitation of the inhibited
combinations, making oniy those
illegal which raise the rates of transpor
tation "above what is just and reasona
The Spokane Falls Case.
.Washington, May 24.— Argument
was heard to-day by Assistant Secretary
Chandler, sitting with Assistant Attor
ney General Shields, in the case of Tt.
E. Spicer and others, known as the
Enoch Indian case. The question at
issue is whether the settlement by
Enoch, an Indian, upon the land, ex
cepted the tract from the grant to the
Northern Pacific Railroad company.
Several million dollars' worth of prop
erty located within the city limits of
Spokane Falls, Wash., are involved in
the case. -
May Not Substitute.
Washington, May 24.— The McKin
ley tariff bill has not yet been discussed
by the finance committee of the senate,
and the statement that a substitute
would be reported to the senate, instead
of the McKinley bill with amendments,
was at least premature. A leading
member of the committee said to-day
that the policy of the committee in re
gard to the manner of treating the bill
would be determined by the nature and
number of amendments or changes it
was found desirable to make to tne bill
as passed by the house.
Good Bej» Wade.
Washington, May 24.—Representa
tive Wade, of Missouri, to-day intro
duced a bill providing that the pay of
letter carriers, after three years' serv
ice in first-class postoffices, shall be
§1,200 per annum, and after two years'
service in second-class postoffices, $1,050
per anuuin.
Tardy Recognition of Bravery.
Washington, May 24.—Representa
tive O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, to-day
reported to the house favorably the bill
providing for the erection of a monu
ment at Put-In-Bay, 0., commemorative
of Oliver Hazard Perry and those who
participated in the naval battle of Lake
Erie on the 10th ot September, 1813.
Buncombe by Ben.
Washington, May 24.— The presi
dent has directed that the United States
flag shall hereafter fly daily over the ex
ex utive mansion from sunrise to sunset,
instead of as heretofore, being hoisted
only on special occasions.
An Attempt Made to Blow Up
the Haymarket Monu
ment, Chicago.
Gigantic Charge of Dynamite
Found at the Foot of the
The Kerosene-Soaked Fuse is
Extinguished by a Shower
of Rain.
Comment Upon the Clandes
tine Activity of Garden
City Anarchists.
Chicago, May 24.— The night of May
4, 1886, the date of the anarchist riot,
was recalled to minds this morning with
startling vividness by tue discovery of
unmistakable traces of an attempt to
btow up the Haymarket monument and
the surrounding buildings with a gigan
tic charge of dynamite. A policeman pass
ing near the monument saw at its base
what appeared to be a roll of black
cloth, tied with a small rope. He
reached through the railing and pulled
on the supposed rope. It parted in his
fingers and easily crumbled, as though
charred by lire. He then climbed
over the fence and made a
discovery that took away his
breath. Tied up in a piece of
black cloth was a tin-can about twelve
inc'ies long and tour inches in diameter.
The vessel was evidently full of some
substance and weighed about ten
pounds. In the top of the can was a
small hole about three-eighths of an
inch in size, from which he had pulled
the "rope." B eside the can lay several
pieces of the string which crumbled be
neath the touch. It was the fuse. The
powder within had burned out, leaving
the outer cover intact, but very britt le.
The fuse, was in a dozen pieces and had
apparently been soaked with kerosene.
Oh the step approaching the base of
the statue was found an unlighted
piece of the fuse, to one end
of which was attached a small
dynamite cap. This, when tried with
fire, flashed readily. It is believed that
the heavy rain ot last night prevented
an explosion which must have been
most disastrous in its consequences.
The cap on the unlighted piece of fuse
is precisely like the one that Lingg
used in taking his own life. The charge
of dynamite, according to the police,
was enough to blow up several blocks.
The machine was probably placed there
early this morning and the rain ex
tinguished the burning fuse. An ex
plosion would have made terrible havoc.
With street ears frequently passing so
close, too. the loss ol lite would have
been great. The can, with its
dreaded contents and pieces of
burned fuse, were turned over to cen
tral ottieers, who took it lo the ./Etna
Powder company's office, where an ex
pert made an examination. The can
contained a composition, 50 pei cent of
which was nitro-glocerine, and would
have m*Ue a terrible explosion had the
fire reached it. The fuse was of tne
kind ordinarily used. Nothing but the
timely shower of rain prevented the
plot being successfully realized. De
tectives have been detailed to find out
the authors of the plot. Chief of Police
Marsh was seen and questioned by a re
porter in regard to the matter.
"Have you had any intimation that
the anarchists had been secretly organ
izing (f late or that any attempt had
been made to revive the old spirit of
anarchy?'' was asked.
"Just at tliis moment 1 should prefer
not to answer that," replied the chief.
"If this attempt should prove to be
nothing but a scare it would be unad
visable to give the public any founda
tions for baing alarmed."
It was learned, however, that there
has been a decided movement on the
part of the reds of late to resucltate the
oldfeelingof revolution and to organize
them into working shape. Secret meet
ings have been held by the old groups.
Heir Most, whom the old followers of
Spies and Parsons now recognize as
leader, has been secretly sending to
Chicago circulars urging the followers
to organize and prepare to strike an
other blow.
Fiendish Deed of a Philadelphia
Philadelphia, May 24.— At an early
hour this morning, Mrs. John McPher
son, living on Washington avenue, who,
in company with her sister, had ac
companied a young girl visitor to her
home, a few blocks distant, was ac
costed on the street by an unknown
man, who made insulting remarks.
Mrs. McPnerson, very much frightened,
reached her home in a half fainting
condition and informed lipi- husband of
what had taken place. The man had
followed the woman to within a few
doors of home, and McPherson rushed
out and engaged in an altercation with
the insulter of his wife, who, drawing a
knife from his pocket, stabbed the hus
band in the neck. A second lunge
severed an ear from his head. McPbet
son fell unconscious to the pavement,
and the assailant made his escape.
The wounded man was taken to the
hospital, where to-night he is s; 1 1 fo be
in a critical condition and not expected
to live. The police suspected a beer
wagon driver named Albert Gwinner,
living near the McPherson home.
Gwinner was arrested, but on streu
ously denying his guilt was released.
The police, assisted by clever detective
work, succeeded in fastening the crime
on him, and to-night he confessed that
he did the cutting.
A Sea Captain Who May Get Into
New York, May 24.— Ernest A.
Young, a young sailor who landed from
the United States -Steamer Pensacola,
made a complaint to-day against Capt.
Harvey Stewart, of the American ship,
John Harvey, charging him with aban
doning him at Barbadoes, West Indies.
Young states that the captain
had trouble with the men and
had ill - treated certain mem
bers of the crew, two sailors having
been chained to the stanchions for
twenty-three days. At Barbadoes the
matter was brought to the attention of
Consul Dimmick. Young was the only
one called upon to testify, and as his
testimony was against the captain he
was compelled to work before the mast,
although he had enlisted as a
cabin 'boy, and when he protested
the captain put him in irons. On
May 10, he got permission to go ashore,
and while there the vessel left him.
Consul Dimmick, in a letter to the offi
NO. 145.
cers of the Pensacola, says the boy was
left In order to prevent his appearance
as a witness as a witness in a case
against the ship. It was ascertained •
that the vessel is now at Philadelphia
and steps in the matter will be taken oa
Keystone Tipplers Take ' Thcii
Bonze From Original Packages.
Pittsbuug, May 24.— Original pack«
age houses were opened in Apollo and
Leechburg, both local option towns, this
afternoon, by William Silverman, agent
for the Cincinnati Brewing company.
A carloaa ot beer in packages of from
one-eighth to one-half barrel each
arrived at Leeehburg at 5 o'clock
this evening, and in less than
two hours the contents of the car had
been sold out, and "original packages"
were soon traveling in all directions on
the shoulders of men and boys. A com
mittee of citizens appointed at a gen
era] meeting last night met again this
evening and decided to enter 6uit
against Silverman on Monday for
violation of the state liquor
laws. The authorities will also en
ter suit for maintaining a nuisance in
the borough. Silverman says he will
refuse bail if arrested, and, if the case
is decided in his favor, will hold the
committee for damages. As a result of
the industry,the streets were filled with,
drunken men to-night. There is great
excitement, and sentiment is pretty
nearly evenly divided.
Attached the Profits.
Danville, 111., May 24.— Early this
week J. W. Helm, who ran a branch!
bucket shop in this city for A. Murphy'
& Co., of Chicago, informed his tele
graph operator that he would be absent;
a day or two En Chicago, Yesterday it
was learned that Helm had purchased a 1
ticket for Spokane Falls and would not
return to Danville. Lately Helm's indi
vidual deals have been on the wrong!
side of the market, and Murphy & C 0.,!
to balance the loss, have attached the"
profits coming to Helm's customers,
among whom are J. 11. Swisher. for $3,-]
500; Samuel Stansbury, $1,700, and Ale*
Moor, $1,200.
After Eighteen Months.
New YORK, May Among the
passengers by the steamer Augusta
Victoria which anived to-day was H.
Kempinski, an American citizen who
had spent eighteen months in a Russian
military prison, and whose release was
accomplished after considerable difficulty
by Secretary Elaine.
Horse Thief, Bank Robber.
DENVER, Col., May 24. — Information
has been received here to-night that a
man recently convicted at Clayton, Mo.,
of horse stealing has been identified as
the man who robbed President Motfat,
of the First National bank, a year ago
of $21,000. Papers will be made out
on Monday for his requisition.
— «0»
It Gobbles About Everything
in Sight. '" '..'
CHICAGO, May 24.— morning paper
says that by the completion of three
.deals within the. past few days the
school-book publishing trust has been
completed, 00 per cent of the entire
business of the United States having
been taken in. Among the concerns
which threatened its perpetuity were the
Standard Publishing company, of St.
Louis, and I). I). Merrill & Co., of St.
Paul. They had a seventeen-year con
tract to furnish school books to the
state of Indiana. They were brought
into the fold a few days ago, leaving
only the great New York house of Har
per & Bros, to be feared. Negotiations
were begun with them, and the an
nouncement is made that, for a consid
eration estimated at between $750,000
and $1,000,000, that firm has consented
to go out of the school book publishing
branch of the business.
SEtEI «*»
They Get the Eight-Hour Day in
Many Cities.
Philadelphia, May 24.— The Car
penter, the organ of the United Broth
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America, in its issue of next week will
say: "Up to date the eight-hour day
has ueen secured this season for the car
penters in twenty-seven cities and
towns, affecting 28,353 men in the trade.
• Nine cities are still out for the
eight-hour day, and six compromised on
nine hours. The nine-hour day has
been established in seventy-two cities .
and towns, with the addition of eight
hours a day on Saturday in many in
stances. This concession affects 14,180
carpenters, while trains have been made
in the shape of increased wages in
eighteen other cities, affecting 2,664
1 New 'Frisco Pork-Packing and
Beef-Canning Plant.
San Francisco, May 24.— The Chron
icle says that a party of capitalists in
cluding P. D. Armour, of Chicago, Jacob
Hen, of Kansas City, and Miller & Lux,
Col. C. F. Crocker, and J. C. Stubbs, of
this city, have . obtained nearly 2,000
acres of land at Hunter's Point, on the;
southern extremity of the city, on"
which they will establish a large pork
packing and beef-canning plant. The
capital stock of the new enterprise is
placed at $2,500,000. A number of Sioux
City capitalists recently secured a tract
of land at Point Pinole, on the east side
of the bay, for the establishment of a
beef and pork-packing house similar tor
the one now said to be in contemplation-.^
by this new company.
Not in the Trust.
Chicago, May 24.— 0n a report thnft
the Shufeldt distillery here had joined
the whisky trust spirits were boomed
: to-day from 11.05 to 11.12, and whiskies
from*l.o3 to gl.lo.The trust's certificates
were likewise boosted from 43 to 48%,
closing active at 47. The boom, how
ever, may prove a boomerang. The
Sliufeldt establishment, however, lias
not joined the trust, according to
Thomas Lynch, who represents that
company. Mr. Lynch declared em- -
phatically to-night that it never would.
Lumbermen Fail.
Quebec, May 24.— 1n consequence of
over-speculation in • timber and a de
cline in prices in England, the leading .
lumber firm of Smith, Wade & Co., of
this city, is in financial difficulties. The
liabilities are about .$2,000,000, and the
principal creditors are Bryant, Powis &
Bryant, of London, for $300,900; Quebec
bank, £175,000 ; Bank of Montreal, $130,
--000; Merchants' bank. §125.000; Bank of
British North America, $15,000; Union
bank, §25,000, and Western Lumbermen,
$700,000. ■ ' - .
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Off for. Banff.
Syracuse. 13. C, May 24.— The first
day of the Duke of Connaught's trans
continental trip was brought to a close
at 10:30 o'clock last evening when Syca
mous was reached, and the train drew
on to a siding to remain until 4 o'clock
in the morning. It is expected that a
day will be spent at .Banff, where the .
special is expected to arrive on Sunday.

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