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VOL. XV. CITIES WILL GET ALL, For Ramsey Will Rake Hen lepin's Chestnuts Out of the Fire. Lee Has Nearly Enough Votes to Control a Cau cus. Jacobson Denounces the Po sition of the Twin City Members. Candidates for House Posi iions Slated by the Todd County Man. "The members from the country will makf, a hard fight and iro down with their colors Hying in their contest tor speaker," said Hon. J. F. Jaeobson, of Lac gui Parle county, last evening. "We realize that it is a hard, and per haps a hopeless fight, because there are twenty votes in these two cities that are solidly against us." "Mr. Lee is just as good a friend of the country as either of the other candi dates,''said Hon. K. E. Seaiie, of St. Cloud, who was sitting near Mr. Jacob Eon, and no such issue should be raised. "llcnnepin county is not for the best man," said Mr. Jaeobson in reply, grow ing excited. "The members from that county have never said that they would favor the best man lor the place, but they have declared openly and 1111 blusningly that they would vote for the man who had twenty-live or twenty-six votes. This is the most contemptible position ever taken by a body of intelli gent and respectable and honorable men." "But why don't you co to them with twenty-five votes ami ask them to sup port Mr. TurreJl?" queried Mr. Searle. "Because we have not, the votes," was the answer. "There are several candi dates from the country who are making iquare and honorable contests." Although yesterday was Sunday there was ni) let-up in the activity around the political headquarters. All the eandi iliiti's went to church in the morning Mid made formal calls on each other, but their lieutenants were working as vigorously as they knew how. The Lee men received several notable reinforcements in the way of workers, Binoifv whom wire Hon. Alvah East man, of the Si. Cloud Journal-Press, and Hon. F. E. ISen lie, of the same city. The result of the clay's work was distinctly favorable to Mr. Lee, not from any con verts made, but from the solidifying ef fect of slate-making; for that was the task completed yesterday. From chief clerk of the house down to doorkeeper the Lee men have slated the house po sitions, and they have been so well dis tributed that several doubtful votes Lave thereby been secured. The (iner and Turrell forces did not pursue this course, rather endeavoring to give each of the candidates a chance. On the Lee slate are the names of F. A. Johnson, of Ramsey, for chief clerk, and John Encson, of llenuepin, for door keeper, or serjeant-at-arms. One of these gentlemen was backed by the Ramsey delegation and the other by llennepin's "solid twelve." All the other positions have been dis tributed throughout the state to secure the support of doubtful members. Two positions, for example, on this slate weie awarded two members from the Second district, who will vote for Mr. Lee on the formal ballot. One office has been given a member from the First district in the same sort of a deal, and two members from the Seventh were won in the same manner. Under these circumstances it was not at all surprising when a Lee manager de clared last evening in the Merchants' lobby: "Of course, the Minneapolis delega tion is for Lee.and it has been all along." In this way the paltry 15 per day posi tions around the lower bouse have been iiM'il to induce the members from the outside counties to betray their con stituents. Last evening the Greer and Turrell managers claimed above twenty votes each, Mr. LJoirirs about a dozen, while Mr./ Lee's lieutenants Rave out the statement that their mar. had enough Republican votes to nominate— thirty-six. In the house there are 114 members in 11, and it looks strange to see the destiny of the session directed by less than a third of the members, but this is one of the beauties of the caucus in American politics. A fair estimate of Mr. Lee's vole gives him thirty-tweor within four of enough to nominate. This means, without a doubt, his nomination in a caucus, be cause there will be four members anxious to net on the winner's bund wo eon upon such an announcement. A combination between the country members and Ramsey county would Beem to lie the natural move, but this will not take place, because tin Lee men, through oflioes and the Influence ot federal officials, have secured pledges from so many members that they will go to Lee as their second choice that neither Greer nor Turrell can transfer his solid strength to the other. The three members from this county seem to be perfectly content to walk in the tracks made by the Hennepin men, and have no retard for the future at all. Ramsey county should stand by the country members as a matter of self protection, .but Messrs. Uorton, Sulli van and Wallblom have not caught Dii to this self-evident fact yet. and there is no prospect that they will. The people of this city will know where to place the blame for adverse legisla tion in case Hennepin county secures all the committees. The Democrat members leel elated over the probability of Lee's Domina tion. As a matter of fact the absolute control of the leading house committees by Minneapolis and the apportionment of the senate committees by Lieut. Gov. Clouirli, of Minneapolis, will so disgust the farmers of this state as to make the state Democratic beyond a doubt two years hence. No reforms are expected to come out of the Minneapolis Republicans, and none will come from the "solid twelve." Some job for the government of the Mill City is expected from that source, bu no warehouse or grain reforms ever iprout in that locality. The feeling against Minneapolis' diminition of the house commit tees tid intense among the mem bers from the rural districts, and a groat effort will be made by the Minne npolis leaders today to "throw dust in their eyes," but it can hardly be done. Of course, were it not for the offices a combination might be ef fected between Messrs. Greer and 'fur re!!, either of whom would be satisfact ory to the members from the rural dis tricts, and some such combination will probably be attempted. Uut it will hardly succeed. There are not over thirty Re publican members who, like Mr. Jacob son, and Hon. D. C. Hopkins, of Mn delia. are willing to tight to the last and vote for either of tiio men rather n a i for Mr. Lee. This is not enoiurl', as there are seventy-one Republican mem bers and thircy-jix are netded to nom inate. Tiie members from some of the out side districts, are boiiiff watched very closely by local postmasters ii| this matter. A good example of this was furnished yesterday. A Republican member from a certain county arri%'ed (Saturday evening, and yesterday morn ing briirht and early his local postmas ter put in an appearance and is now keeping sight of the mem ber. And this is only one of a score cf cases. And these federal officials are all for Mr. Lee for speaker of the lower house. In the face of this the Davis managers declare they are not for Lee. If .Senator Davis is not favorable to Mr. Lee why does he not divide the Fourth district votcfamoug all the can didates for speaker? WASHING SOILED LINEN. Whiteman, of the Ortonville Her- aid-Star, Explains His Position. For tiie office of enrolling clerk of the senate, W. C. Whiteman, editor of the Ortonville Herald-Star, who was the nominee of the Republicans two years ago, seems to be certain of being atrain indorsed for the position. Referring to the fact that there was some opposition to his candidacy from his own locality, Mr. Whiteinan said: "This comes wholly and solely from one person, himself not a resident of my dis trict or county, and is a case of pure and simple 'dirty linen.' My loyalty to the Republican party and labors in its behalf date from the time this per son was iv his infancy." Mr. White man's paper, the Herald-Star, is recog nized ns a staunch and able party paper, and if the Republicans control he is clearly entitled to the place. TO TALK CAUCUS. The Four Candidates to Meet This Forenoon. The four candidates on the Republi can side for speaker will meet in Mr. Boggs' room at 11 o'clock this forenoon to discuss the matter of a caucus of the Republican members of the house. Contrary to what has been stated by the Republican papers, there is no understanding about a cau cus at all. Since the attempt of the fresh members from Hennepin to en rap their brethren from tiieoutside in a premature conference fell through, nothing has been done, beyond the agreement of Messrs. Greer, Turrell, Boggs and Lee to meet this forenoon. THE SANDWICHES. Wo May Be Forced to Fight Great Britain for Them. Chicago, Jan. I.— lf the statement of Commodore Skerritt be correct, a con flict between the government of this country and that of Great Britain for the possession of the Sandwich islands is not out of the raujge of possibilities. The commodore arrived at the Palmer house today, en route tor San Francisco to take charge of the war vessel Mo hican. "It is possible." he said, "that vessels will be ordered to Honolulu shortly owinsr to the disturbance among the in habitants of the islands named. If a change in the present rule is made, a strong movement will be made to place the islands under the government of the United States. At the same time there is a section which advocates British rule. Even if a majority expressed a desire for annexation to the United States, it is likely England will enter a vigorous protest. Already British agents are on the spot to prevent au arrange ment with America." GATHERING iiV HUNDREDS. People Going in Droves to the San Juan Gold Fields. DriiAx<;o, Col., Jan. I.— A miner named llite arrived this morning from the San Juan gold mines, and brings the first information from there. He says that the miners are spending most of their time guarding their claims to prevent them being jumped. No trouble has arisen yet, but there will probably be some before long. According to Uite's story, .Wio best claims, so far as known, belong to tlio cabl* com pany, out by sinking twenty feet rock is encountered, and at almost any point it will pan out enough to keep a man interested, but no large nuggets have yet been found. About seven thousand people are scattered through out the fields, there leing no towns or organized government. The Ute and Navajo Indians look with disfavor on the encroachment of the prospectors on their grounds, but are not numerous enough to cause trouble. It is estimated that 50i) persons a day are arriving at the fields. TO MAKE CAII WHEELS. Senator Brice Interested in a Big Southern Company. Knoxvillk. Teiin., Jan. I.— A strong company, with John M. Bass, of Fort Wayne, Senator Brlce and Sam Tliomas as leading stockholders, has been organ ized and will crest car works and a car wheel foundry at Lenoir City, twenty miles west of Knoxville. The car works wili Have a capacity of fifteen complete cars a day. A quarter of a million dol lars will be expended on the plant. Al ready machinery is being purchased for the factory and the foundry, which will be ono of the largest industrial estab lishments in the South. Movoments oi" Steamships. Liz aud— Passed: Maine, from Philadel phia. Liverpool— Arrived: Ottoman. Boston. London— The steamer Glengoil, at Liver pool, from Newport News, reports having encountered severe gales on the voyage. The second officer was swept overboard by a heavy sea nnd lost. The boats and rails were carried away and the cabin was Rutted. New Your — Arrived: La Gascogue, Havre. The steamship Werkendain, from Kotterdnm Dec. 17. which arrived in this port today, experienced terrible weather from Dec. "-':.' until the 29th. There were con tinuous gales tinting the time, with very heavy seas. On Christmas day there was a hurricane, during which the steamship re ceived some damage oil decs, aud the bar ometer fell to :9.uu. Outlet to the Gulf. Corsicana, Tex., Jan. I.— T. u .e Mis souri, Kansas & Texas railroad has se cured an outlet to the Gulf of Mexico by the purchase of the Velasco Terminal railroad, running from Velasco, Tex., to (Jhenago, where it now connects with tho International & Great Northern. The Velasco Terminal owns the right of way into Houston. Mrs. Green's Purchase. Coksicana, Tex.. Jan. I.— The pur chase of the Waco & Northwestern rail road by Mrs. Ilettio Green, of New York, places that system under the con trol of C. P. lluntington, who will run it as a part of the Houston & Texas Central system. DONE WITH A DAGGER. Terrible Tragedy at an Ama teur Performance in San Francisco. Miss Grace King Stumbles and Stabs Lawyer McCoy to Death. Rev. Thomas Gormley Burned to Death at New York's Jesuit College. Two Ohio Girls Are Fatally Burned by a Lamp Ex plosion. San Francisco, Cal., Jan. I.— The old year was closed last night by a unique and terrible tragedy, by which Sydney McCoy. ajtyoung lawyer aged thirty-three, lost his life, and Miss Grace King, aged nineteen, is in an un conscious condition. A party of about fifty friends assembled last night at McCoy's House on Guerrero street to watch the old year out and the new year iv. The feature of the evening's entertainment was the production of a short play written by McCoy and per formed by amateurs. The plot of the play was the betrayal of a band of Rus sian nihilists by one of their number. The nihilists discover their traitor and condemn her to death. They decide by lot who shall perform the exe cution, and the number fell to the char acter portrayed by McCoy. Miss King played the part of traitor. She is given the choice of being killed or stabbing herself, and chooses the latter alterna tive. McCoy handed her a stout dag ger, which had been in his family for many years. In the play the girl, in stead of killing herself, was to stab her executioner, and as Miss King received the kuife she reached forward to touch McCoy on the brea3t with it. At the same instant McCoy started toward the girl, when she stumbled and, falling forward with the dagger In her hand, drove it through McCoy's heart. McCoy showed wonderful vitality and presence of mind. lie walked into the next room and asked for a doctor, and then fell dead. The girl knew there had been an accident of some kind, but did not know McCoy was killed. She was taken home, and afterwards on advice of friends suve herself up to the police. She was taken to the city prison at S o'clock in the morning, and when she entered the prison fainted, and has since remained unconscious. This morn ing McCoy's two brothers secured her release by giving bonds for $10,000 for her appearance. The eirl was taken home, and is in a critical condition. The accident is explained by the fact that recently Miss King suffered from a sprained ankle, and she had been using crutches to walk with, but had laid them aside to practice the part in the play. As she made a motion to stab McCoy, she rested her weight on the weak foot; it gave way, and she fell forward. OVERCOME BY SMOKE. A Priest Loses His Life at a Fire. New York, Jan. 1. — Fire invaded the Jesuit college of St. Francis Xavier on West Sixteenth street to-day, and Rev. Thomas Gormley, S. J,, was overcome by smoke and died within a few minutes after he was rescued. The college is a large granite building adjoining the church, and contains a theatre in which debates and dramatic exercises are held. The college boys have been pre paring for the presentation of "Henry IV." next Wednesday, and one of the teachers, J. P. McCarthy, and Rev. J. 11. Buell were at work on the scenery of the stage this morning. In some manner not yet explained the scenery ignited, and the stage was soon a mass of flames. Messrs. McCarthy and Buell were burned about the face and hands, but escaped without serious injury. They gave the alarm, and the brothers of the society, whose living rooms were over the thea ter, made their escape with one excep tiou. brother Gormley, who is old and infirm, was in a room on the top floor. He was blinded by the smoke and lost his way. He was found by the firemen in a sleeping room adjoining his own and carried out. Hedied whileextreme unction was being administered. The fire was extinguished after the theater and the rooms above it had been gutted. The damage is estimated at $30,000; in sured. While the fire was in progress 1,000 people were attending services in the church next door. They were told that there was no danger, and remained until the end of the services. FATALLY BUHNED. A Shorkiii}; Accident in an Ohio Home. Millersburg, 0., Jan. I.— A young daughter of Lewis Mively attempted to extinguish a large hanging lamp yester day by blowing down the chimney. There was a terrific explosion, which knocked the girl down and covered her clothing with the blazing oil. A sister sprang to her assistance, fighting the fire with an utter disregard of her own danger until she was horribly burned about the arms and body. Be fore the burning clothing could be torn off, the girl who caused the explosion was fatally burned. The mother of the girls has been confined to her bed for some time, and was in a very feeble condition, but the spectacle of her children being burned to death be fore her moved her to the effort of get tiug out of bed and trying to get a bucket of water to throw over the suf fering girls. As she stooped to raise the bucket of water her strength gave out and she fell heavily to thu lloor, breaking her arm. The injury and shock, coupled with her delicate state, leave her in a precarious condition. The first daughter is dying from her burns, and the sister is in danger from the combined effects of her injuries and prostration following her fight with the lire iv the effort to save her sister's life. SAINT PAUL, MINN., -MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 18S8. CUT I HE HAWSER. The Bohemia's Officers Suspected of Unprofessional Conduct. New York, Dec. Jan. L— lt was dis covered today that the steel hawser with which the Umbria was towed by the Hamburg-American steamship Bo hemia, on Dec. 24, did not part solely because of the strain caused by the high seas. A clean nick in one of the strands indicates that the hawser was cut aboard the Bohemia. It is probable that the Hamburg ship was in danger and there was no time to back tue engines so that the hawser could be cast off. It was partially cut by the engineer's chisel, and the strain did the ri'St. Selt-preservat'.on alone would warrant her in cutting the hawser and leaving tiie Umbria in a helpless condi tion. The Bohemia is due at Hamburg tomorrow. The Umbria will not get a new thrust shaft on this side of the At lantic. The Canard line has decided to have the fractured part of the shaft re paired in such a way that it will last for one voyage at least, and be prac tically as good as a new shaft. This work will consume about a week. It is likely that the Umbria will be ready to sail in about ten days, bhe will steam at three-quarters speed. Capt. Janes, of the steamship Galli leo, made a statement today to the ef fect that Capt. McKay, of the Umbria. refused to take a tow of the Gallileo. Capt. McKay says ho was anxious to have the Gallileo tow him. but that Capt. Janes refused to do so. RIVER MAY RISE. Mild Weather and Rain Along Pennsylvania Streams. Pittsbuko, Pa., Jan. I.— River and coal men are anxiously watching the rivers tonight. The weather has been very mild for thirty-six hours, and it has been raining here aud at the head waters since yesterday. The ice in the first pool has been broken, but the three upper Monqngahela pools are still frnzen solid, and it is feared that a sud den break-up will cause great damage to craft from gorges. On account of the low stasre of the water, however, the river men have hopes that, if the break comes, the ice will pass out quietly. There was more activity about the river fronts tonight than for month, s and every precaution was being taken to prevent disasters. Extra guards were placed on the boats and care was taken that the vessels were securely tied at their mooring places. The river at this point was ris ing at 6 o'clock with four feet on the marks. It is still rising and raining at all headwater points, but the cold wave predicted by the weather bureau may reach here in time to prevent the break. FERRY BOAT BURNED. A Terrible Catastrophe Is Nar rowly Averted. San Francisco, Cal., Jan. I— The ferry boat Tiburon, one of the largest on the San Francisco bay, was totally destroyed by a fire this afternoon. The loss is $140,000, the insurance $50,000. The Tiburon connects with trains of the San Francisco and Northern Pa cific railways at Tiburon on the Marion county shore, and had arrived from Tiburon at 12:40 p. in. with a large number of passengers. At 1 o'clock a fire was discovered and the flames spread so rapidly that noth ing could be done to save the boat as she lay tied up to the wharf. It is sup posed the lire started in the boat's kitchen, as there was a hot fire in the range. The boat would have left at 1:30 o'clock for Tiburon with another large load of passengers, and had the lire broken out a few minutes sooner or later than it did a frightful catastrophe would have been the result. CUT BY GLASS, A Poetess injuved in an Railway Eldohado, Kan.. Jan. 1. — A serious wreck occurred to the Missouri Pacific Missouri Pacific on the Newton branch last hight. Five miles out from this city a broken rail ditched the baggage car and a passenger car. The baggageman and most of the dozen passengers who who were in the derailed coach escaped with injuries which were not serious, but Miss Ilattie Uorner was taken out of the car in an unconscious condition, badly cut by broken glass and bruised. Miss Homer is a well-known Kansas poetess, who now lives in Chicago, where she is connected with the paper published by the Y. M. C. A. Dry Goods Destroyed. Empobia, Kan., Jan. I.— By a fire which broke out this morning the large dry goods house of Strouse & Schless inger was destroyed. The firm carried a 6 toe I; valued at 5771.000, which is a total loss. The loss on the building is §10,000, insurance on the stock 178,000 and on the building $S,OOO. The origin of the fire is unknown. Cotton Goods Burned. Raleigh, ft. C, Jau. I.— News lias just reached the State, Chronicle that the mills belonging to'tUe Neusmann Field company, at Swepsonville, N. C, burned Friday. The company had head quarters in this city, and was engaged in manufacturing plaid cotton goods. The loss is estimated at $100,000, insur ance $80,000. MINNESOTA BOY IN IT, Discipline of Naval Cadets at An napolis. Annapolis, Md., Jan. I.— Naval Ca det Melville J. Shaw, second class, of Minnesota, Naval Cadet Emery Win ship, second class, of Georgia, and sev eral other cadets are under investiga tion at the naval academy for alleged violation of that article of the regula tions which forbids the lessening of respect due to and the authority of the commandant of the post. While the sixteen cadots were recently confined in the Santee for escorting Fred L. Per kins, a dismissed cadet,to the main gate in a body, aftur his fight with Cadet Bryant, Cadet Shaw wrote a letter to his father slating that the sante was not fit to be quartered in and com plained of alleged indignities to the im prisoned squad. Several of the squad testified to the correctness of his state ment. Winship wrote a letter ta his congressman complaining of his treat ment. The letter found its way back to Supt. Phytian. Cadot Shaw is one of the brightest men of the academy. Na val Cadet John R. Berryman, of Ohio, second class, has resinned. Vase for Wtyitelaw. . ■^■rs_ \ New Yokit, Jan. I.— The French con sul generat in New York has just deliv ered toJWhiti'law Reid a larse Sevres vase, transmitted- to him through" the French minister in Washington by the French government, which bears llie in scription : "The : government of me French republic to Whitelaw Reid, IMe, minister of the United States oi; Ame^ ica, as a souvenir of- his missions at Tans/ 1889-1892." i DRINK AND DIVORCES These Two Questions Will Be Given Much Attention at Pierre. Probability That Resubmir sion Will Carry by a Small Majority. The Prohibition Law Openly Violated All Over South Dakota. Three or Four Hundred Di vorces Granted During the Past Year. Special to the Glot>e. JSioux Falls, S. D., Jan. I.— The 6tate legislature meets on Tuesday at Pierre. Never before in the history of the state or territory, even in a sensa tional year, was more interest felt in the prebable action of tiie legislature. The questions of resubmission, divorce and railroad legislation have been largely and generally discussed, and much in terest is felt in all circles over the out come. There are those who claim to have learned from a canvass of each member, that the state senate is in fa vor of resubmission by one majority, and that the house is one or two votes the other way. The fact is that enough are non-committal to throw the vote one way or the other, but the outlook is tor the resubmissionlsts to prevail by a small majority. Generally speaking, the people, aside fron: the Prohibition enthusiasts, are anxious for a change in this law. After a four years' test the law must be pronounced A Diitiiiul Failure. In this city there are at least thirty five saloons, many of which are upon the main streets and run openly. There is no pretense at observance of the law. The salooii3 are fined &J0 a month, and an ordinance is now pending to raise the fine to $75. There is not a town in the county where the law is observed. There is not a con siderable town In the state where it is observed. In several places the actual license system prevails, in which the system of fines through the police courts is the rule. Other places have allowed saloons to run openly, and without getting revenue from them, but are now getting ready to adopt the li cense system. The writer is reasonably posted on atfairs in the state, but can not recall a single town of more than 300 inhabitants where the law is faithfully observed. In this city the $ioux Falls brewery has been running night and dny for tiie last year, though the institution, worth $150,000, has been enjoined. It employes forty-four men, aud evidently expects to run right along, as it jj^sterday gave an order for 82,000 Worth of Ice. When the law went into effect Sioux Fails had two wholesale liquor houses; she now has six. Sulem. Mitchell, White Lake, Yankton. Madison and all such places have wholesale depots. In Yank ton may be mentioned a case in point. That place had two breweries before the law was enacted. These are owned by two widows, who closed when the law was passed. One of these women, who has a plant worth $75,000. takes in washing to support hir self. The rub of it is here. Although the breweries are closed, the town has four wholesale beer depots, which re ceive beer by the carload from Milwau kee and Chicago. Thousands of dollars have gone out the past year from Yiinfc tou which otherwise would nnu should have remained here. Not only this, but that enterprising place has from twen ty-five to thirty saloons, which run with the knowledge and connivance of the city officials and citizens generally. The Stone Lolls brewery hftd made plans to enlarge to six times its present capacity when the law was passed. The proprietors have now changed their plans and will not enlarge untiTthe law is changed. Another re markable feature of the case is that the wholesalers are very well satisfied with the Jaw as it is. They now'have an Almost Complete Monopoly. as outside houses cannot do a cash busi ness, and do not dare to do a credit busi ness, not knowing to whom they con give credit. They could not sue on a bill, as the trade is contraband. The local dealers have a closer acquaintance and are safer in doing a credit business. The saloonkeepers also are not howling for a change, as they pay a smaller li cense than they would under a license law. Another important matter to come up is the proposal to change the divorce law. The fisfht on the law is instigated by the ministers and the W. C. T. U., which latter organization will nave a committee at Pierre to buttonhole for a change of the law. A member of the legislature who did not care to have his name used, today informed a Globe correspondent that he had sent letters to the clerk of every couuty in the state to find out how many divorces have been granted In the state since Jan. 1. This matter has been so much exaggerated that it was thought best to get at the exa?t facts. He has secured returns from about half the counties in the state, with the following result: Clay 3. Codington 13, Davison 10, Dey4; Edmunda, Buffalo and McPherson none, Fall River 11, ? Fan Ik 5, Grant none, Hand 8, Hanson 2, Hutchison 4, Jerauld I, Kingsbury 5, Lawrence 16. Marshall 5, Mead 1, 6; Moody, 2; Potter, 1; Spink, 7; Minne haha, 102; Walworth, 1; Yankton, 15. This makes a total of 228 divorces. Judge Andrews has granted just about a hundred decrees.. Deducting from his total those already enumerated in the list given, and The Total Becomes 306. i The member who Is looking up the matter thinks that the grand total of divorces granted in South Dakota since Jan. 1 will reach 400, or possibly 415. Probably IK) per cent of these have been granted to parties who are niuety-day residents. This puts the imported divorce figure at BSS, which is probably about as near as can bo estimated uutil ali the figures are in. "The lawyers are generally favorable to the retention of the law. The lawy ers of the state have made large money out of the divorce business the last year. The fees run from $500 to £5.000, and the amount of work in proportion to the fees is small. The presence of the colony rri • the state has been a good thfng financially, as most of the clients are wealthy an?, spend money freely* One lawyer estimates that divorce people have spent ?400,000 in cash In the state this year. Tins has gone to the lawyers, merchants, hotelkeepers and newspapers, and has helped to make times easier. The law does net differ materially from the laws in. oilier states, except as lo the time of resilience. A change in (lie law would simply - driva the business to North Dakota or Nebraska. A great many people are inclined to think that .the law is well enough as it is, and are not disposed to let a senti ment Interfere with a lucrative busi ness. On tile railroad law no radical clauses will be made, but a law will probably be passed making the railroad commis sioners elective. THUGS ARK THICK. Huron Said to Be Overrun by Tough People. Special to the Globe. Huron, S. D., Jan. I.— Huron is ex periencing much annoyance by a gang of toughs nnd drunken rowdies who have marie fieir headquarters here for the past two months. So bokl have they become that the better element proposes ridding the city of them. A few weeks ago the city council directed the po'icc to arrest the keepers of the disorderly houses and proprietors of holes in v .ne wall and blind piss. Thia lias been done each month, and a fine of $35 as sessed against each. This they regarded as a license for the continuance of traffic in liquors in defiance of the state pro hibitory law. The city enforcement league has endeavored to close the places, but has not succeeded. The liquor men are bold and daring, and swear veugeauce upon those most active against them. A few days since three farmers from the north part of the county were here on business, and while awaiting the ar rival of a train on which to return home were set upon uy a gang of thugs, who believed them to be spotters in the era ploy of the enforcement league. Two of them were unmercifully beaten, driven from town and compelled to walk in the bitter cold to their homes near Hitch cock, a distance of eighteen miles. The ueopleof that town are greatly incensed and demand a full investigation. Tne city council last night tabled a resolu tion to discharge the police force be cause of negligence of duty, but it is ev ident some changes will be made where by a repetition of these acts will be pre vented. BIG MILLS BURNED. A Hundred Men Thrown Out of Kmnloyinent. Special to the Globe. Nokthfield, Minn., Jan. I.— Fire was discovered about 12 o'clock last night in the fourth story of the Archi bald mills at Dundas. The Northfieid fire department waa sent for and by 12:30 was at work on the fire, but was unable to do much, as it had too much of a start. They managed to save sev eral adjoining buildings, but both mills were a total loss. It throws about 100 men out of employment. The loss is about 1100,000; insurance $60,0C0. Crushed to Death. Special to the Globe. GlehCOE, Minn., Jan. I.— John Bal fauntz, a fanner about forty-five years $>t age, was found dead under a load of wood half a mile south of this city this morning. Balfauntz was in town yes terday and remained until quite late, when he started home with a load of wood. Nothing further was seen of him until this morning, when he was found dead with the load or wood on top of him. Death must have been instanta neous. TYPHUS FEVER. A Large Number of Cases Re- ported in New STork. New York, Jan. I.— Twentv-eicht cases of typhus fever developed today, the majority of them coming from the cheap lodging house No. 34 Bayard street, from which six cases were re ported Saturday. All the persons afflicted were removed to the Riverside hospital and a quarantine has been es tablished at all the daces where cases were discovered. The typhus cases re ported to the health authorities within th« past three days now number forty. Every precaution is being taken to pre veut the spread of the disease. Eagle Pass, Tex., Jan. I.— William Devlne, a leading hide buyer, who ar rived today from the interior of Mexico, and who has recently visited all the principal cities of Mexico, reports that the accounts of the ravages ot typhus have not been exaggerated. The dis ease is epidemic in Aquas Calientes, Guanajuato andZacatecas, and there are a number of cases in San Luis Potosi. In Zacatecas and Guanajuato the epi demic is at its worst, more than 500 cases being reported at present at the former place. The mortality from the disease is estimated at 15 to 25 per cent of those stricken. The wealthy classes do not appear to have any im munity from the disease, suffering equally with the poor. A great many peopie have died, including a number of physicians Mr. Devine states that, with the exception of Coahutl.i ami Nuevo Leon, the corn crop is a failure iil Northern Mexico, and these states will not harvest sufficient to supply home demand. TWO GIANT CONCERNS Sharply Called to Account by Uncle Sam. St. Louis, Jan. I.— A printed and type-written volume of 787 pages, pur porting to be a true transcript of a bill of complaint, answer and other pro ceedings in equity before Associate Justice David J. Brewer, ot the United States supreme court, sitting in the cir cuit court of the United States tor the district of Nebraska, was filed yester day in the United States circuit court of appeals, wherein the United States is complainant and the Union Pacific Railway company arid the Western Union Telegraph company are defend ants. The United States alleges that by an act of July 1, 1862, congress grant ed certain lands, and subsidies to the Union Pacific Railroad company upon condition that it maintain a line of tele graph for governmental purposes, and that after establishing said lino the rail road company entered into a contract with the Western Union Telegraph company by which the latter assumed a monopoly "of the telegraph wires, and when the United States attempted to enforce the penalties for failure to comply with the contract by which the Union Pacific railway se cured said lands and subsidies, the Union Pacific Railway company was enjoined by the Western company from carrying out the terms of its contract with the government— as the United States verily believes, and therefore al leges and charges, that it was "by cor rupt collusion between the two de fendant compaujes." On the granting of said writ or. injunction to the said Western Union, the United States ap peals to the United States circuit court of appeals to declare the contract be tween said companies void, and that an order be issued compelling the Union Pacific railway to fulfill its contract with the government. Will Coal Go Down ? New York, Jan. I.— The coal depart ment of the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre company will, it is announced, with draw Iron) tlio Heading company and sell their own coal on and after Jau. 1. WARM IN MONTANA. Both Parties Will Try to Or ganize the Montana State Legislature. Democrats Seem to Have Slightly the Best of the Argument. Hamilton Will Take His Seat as Choteau County Rep resentative. A Kansas Populist Paper Calls Republicans Thieves and Traitors. Speoinl to Ihe filobe. HELENA, Mont., Jan. I.— Tomorrow the Montana legislature will convene, but there is nothing definite as to who will control the organization of the house. In the senate the Democrats have a majority of two. The house, as the returns up to today stand, has 27 Democrats, 25 Republicans and 3 Popu lists. h\ the 27 Democrats is in cluded Hamilton, the Choteau mem ber, who got his certificate owing to the fact that the canvassing board threw out the vote of Box Elder pre cinct. The supreme court has issued a peremptory writ of mandate ordering the canvassers to count the Box Elder precinct, and the board is in session in Fort Benton, but has taken no action. This is due to the fact that the judges at Box Elder have never made a com plete return. A messenger has been sent after The MUftlns Books and documents. It will be Tuesday at least before they can complete the count. Hamilton has been put on the list of members of the house by tho state auditor, who will call that body to order, and the Republicans acknowl edge that Hamilton will help organise the house tomorrow. They claim, how ever, that the Populists will vote with them and thus give them one majority. The Democrats have one member seriously 111, but. if he cannot get a pair, he will be car ried Into the house. The Democrats claim two of the Populists will surely vote with them on the organization and on all political questions save that of senator. The Populists themselves say they are not a unit as to their action. They teel that tl:e best policy for them to pursue to secure favorable action on any legislation they may desire is to stand in with the Demucrats. If they oppose the Democrats in the house, when their bills get before the senate the Democratic majority, under such circumstances, may not favor them, wlrile if they work With tlte Democrats in the house on political questions they will be assured Democratic support in the senate on any measures they may propose. They have concluded they cannot elect Mulyille as senator, and if they can accomplish something in the way of legislation they feel it wili be of great consequence to the rank and file of their party. If they stand in wiiii the Kepuylicans in the organization of the house anil in the senatorial con test it will not profit their party one iota, but if they can secure the sup port of the Democrats, their influence will extend all througii the session in stead of ending with the senatorial election. This is the point tiie Populist members are considering, as well as the Populist party generally,and they recog nize fully the critical situa tion in which they are placed. There is little doubt that under the circumstances, they will join with the Democrats in organizing the house. As to their position in the senatorial contest, strong pressure is being brought to bear to have them stand united for Mulville, who was indorsed by the Pop vtlist state convention for United States senator. To this they seem Willing t«> Accede, though they have not formally an nounced that they would. The Demo crats have established general head quarters and have a committee of two, who will see that every Democrat Is in his place tomorrow, and who are ex pected to checkmate every illegal move of the opposition. The Democrats only fear that unduly strong party pressure may be brought on the state auditor and cause him to leave Hamilton off the roll call. In case the Republicans secure the or ganization oT the house by any but fair means, the Democrats will form a sep arate house. The senatorial aspirants are all here, and very active. \V. A. Clark has established headquarters at the Helena, with 11. L. Frank in charge. Taiking of the prospects of his chief, Mr. Frank said that Mr. Clark was one of the Strong Candidate*, that he had no doubt that the Demo crats would organize the house and have a majority on joint ballot. He added that Mr. Clark was in to win and would keep his headquarters open until the contest was decided. Ex-Goy. Hauser has no headquarters, but his friends are conducting a very active campaign in his behalf. They say lie will go in to the caucus with as many votes as a-uy other candidate, and that in any event Montana will send a Democrat to the senate. J. R. Toole, of Anaconda, is representing Hon. W. VV. Dixon's interests. Toole says his friends are working actively in his be half. Dixon will not establish formal headquarters. Toole believes that the first tiling to do is for the Democrats to secure control of the house, leaving the Senatorial Contest in the background until that is decided. W. F. banders is the oniy Republican aspirant in Helena who is openly out for the Republican nomination. He was the most active Republican in town today. He was buttonhol ing Republican members all day and was the leading spirit at the Republican caucus, and to him has been committed the labor of securing control of the house, with the promise of the support of the caucus, whether he is successful or otherwise. The Re publicans at a caucus tonight, on the advice of Sanders, decided to get a writ of mandate from the supreme court to morrow morning directed to the state auditor, ordering him to place the Aame of Leech, Republican, on the roll of the bouse in place of Hamilton, Democrat. TRAITORS ANi> THIEVES. These tho Names Applied to Re : publicans of Kansas. 1- Topeka, Kail., Jan. I.— There are NO. 2. fears among Republicans of the state that the Populists will endeavor to or ganize the house over a Republican majority of three. This belief v strengthened by the following quotation from an editorial which appeared in tlitf last edition of the Kansas Populist, r People's party paper, published here: "The Republicans only elected 41 candidates out of 125. In twenty easel the certiticates were granted by open fraud, perjury and forgery. Beton these words reach our readers stepi will be taken in the courts to prove this assertion. The evidence will prov« that the villains who call themselves Republicans are formers, anarchists, traitors and thieves," referring to th« state board of canvassers. '•The only rights these scoundreli have is to be hanged as traitors. If by their action they turn loose the dogs of war In our beloved state and city, upon their heads will rest the responsibility. But the people will defend their rights by the force of arms if necessary." WIIiL INDOKSE MOHRISO!?. The Illinois Legislature to Begin Business Wednesday. SPBINGFIKLD. 111.. Jan. I.—Wednes day next, Jan.4.the thirty-eighth general assembly of Illinois will meet. The members are already beginning to ar rive, and it is probable that caucuses will be held Tuesday night. Wednes day a temporary organization will be effected and a probable adjournment will then take placo until the following day, when permanent offi cers will be formal); chosen and (Joy. Fifer notified' that the assembly is ready to receive any com munication he may desire to submit. After the message is read, a resolution will be adopted naming a day for the official canvass ot vot^s. It is now considered probable that unanimous consent will fix on Jan. 10 as inaugura tion day, and arrangements for a grand Democratic celebration on that day in commemoration of the recent victory in the state are now being consummated. The incoming legislature is the first since the days of Lincoln and Douglas in which the Democrats have had a majority in both houses. This condi tion makes the coming session particu larly significant, in view of the fact that redistricting the state for judicial, congressional and legislative purposes is one that tasks the general assembly. If any trouble whatever is experienced, it is the task of redistricting on a Demo cratic basis, and it will probably bo found that in the house, where the Democratic majority is only three, there is liable to be serious complica tions at any time from sick ness, absentees, or disaffection among certain Democratic members who may feel that their district is not receiving proper consideration in the re-adjust-^ The new Democratic state central committee will meet here for state or ganization, and will probably decide to maintain its permanent headquarters at tiie state capitol during the session of the general assembly. Action will be taken to the end that the state com mittee will have full power in election matters, Upon one of tho questions of redis tricting, however, the Democrats are thoroughly united. That is that tho districts shall be readjusted so as to make the majority of them safely Dem ocratic, and assure the election of a United States senator by joint assembly in 1805. It is only In the secondary questions of how the districts shall be carved out and which section ot the state shall receive the greatest appor tionment that the serious difficulty" is found. It now appears there will be no seri ous contest over the organization of the two houses. Hon. Clayton E. Crafts, of Cook county, is assured tiie nomination by caucus for the speakership. It is also definitely settted that Hon. Caleb C. Johnson, of Whiteside, will bo selected by the same caucus as the Democratic candidate for the temporary speaker of the house. In the senate there is no likelihood of any very active contest for the honor of president pro tern pore. One of the most significant events of the coming week will probably be the introduction of a joint resolution en dorsing Col. William Morrison for the cabinet, and especially the inviting of President-elect Cleveland to the consid eration of his qualifications ai.ul general fitness for the position. It is no surprise to the intimate friends of Senator Palmer that he came out boliily for Morrison and made a statement in wiiicti i he de clared that the selection of Morrison by the president would meet with his ap proval and receive the harmonious in dorsement of the Democrats of Illinois. It is also suggested that the Democratic presidential electors, at their meeting Jan. 9. adopt a similar resolution com mending Col. Morrison to Mr. Cleve land. The compulsory education question and the convict" contract system will consume much valuable time before they are settled. An arbitration law, with a compulsory feature, is one of the probabilities. Bills to abolish the state board of equalization, the stale board of public charities, the state board of health and various other boards are ready for committees. A measure that will create some con sternation proposes to place street car, cable, dummy and electric railway cor porations under the control of the state board of railroad commissioners, and compel each corporation to make a sworn statement such as is required by railroad corporations of the state. These and numerous others, together with bills to ameud the practice act, farm drainage, and revise everything in sight, and investigation committees, will furnish occupation for the Illinois general assembly for ninety days, sahl to be the limit lixed by law. STREET RAILWAY DEAL. The St. Louis Roads Likely to Change Hands. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 1. — Recent street railway deals, with rumors of others, have led to a thorough inquiry as to who is behind the new movement, with the result of an arrival at a belief that a consolidation of all the lines in the city would ultimately result, with the now well-known Eastern syndicate in con trol, viz.: Lee, HifCgtnson & Co., Bos ton; Daniel Lamont, W. 0. Whitney and others of New York. This informa tion was gathered from the remarks of Charles Green, one} of tho leading street railway men of the city. "Do you really think this syndicate wants to get the St, Louis roads?" "1 do." replied Mr. Green, "and they will get there, too. It is only a matter of time." . . - "Ilave any overtures been made to you?" Mr. Green's answer, while not direct, led to the blief that he had been ap proached on this subject. It is under stood that the St. Louis Traction com pany. Incorporated with a nominal capital and organized for tho purpose of conducting tiio business of transport ing passengers by means of the various modes of street railroad traffic, is ulti mately Intended to be the sponge which will absorb the lines necessary to a big co operative system of roads hero.