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Patrons and friends are cordially inviled 10 visit and avail themselves of the facilities of our Eastern Ollice while in New York. . TODAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Jan. 21. -For Minnesota: Fair; colder; northwesterly winds. For Iowa: Fair: colder; winds shifting to north westerly. For North and South Dakota: Local snows; colder; northwesterly winds. For Wisconsin: Fair; oold wave: northwest* dry winds. For Montana: Snow in eastern portion Wednesday morning; cold in east cm, warmer in western' portion; northwest erly winds, becoming variable. ;r.r.l. OBSERVATIONS. United States Department op Agbictti.t run, W'katubu Bureau. Washington-. Jan, 24,0:18 p. m. Local Timo, *. p. m.7.'th Merid ian Time.— Observations talten at the same moment of time at all stations. ' F~S I cr H *£ go 2*§l I'ißceof SSBgl Place of S«r'|S Observation. = £ s G Observation, gg. 5 - S ?e\\ -_s.tr ":•' a \ ~ ' re : ■ -.•.'■ : : 7 St.Paul. ..30.02 20 j Havre 35.30 — 1 Duluth 30.00 l"' Miles City... 30.10 8 La Crosse... 29.90 2- Helena :iO.OS 0 Huron 30.12 12 Calgary... .130.72—10 Pierre . 30.08 18 jMinneaosa . 3U._iO —2 tiorhead. . . 30.18 —2 Mede Hat... 30.152 —10 St. Vincent | iJu'Appellc. 30.30 —6 Bismarck. 30.18 4 Sw'tCur'eut 30.52— 10 I'l. Buford.. 30.24 0 Winnipeg . . .10.30 —10 —Below zero. E. C. Thompson, Observer Weather Bureau. ■*^> Tm: New York Sun has joined in the movement for the closing of the world's fair on Sunday. But this can mean nothing. This sheet is given to being on the wrong side of every question. Sunday Mrs. Catlikrine Sharp, 115 years old, and a pensioner of the war of ISI2, died. It would be troublesome to the country if all the war pensioners of America were blessed with such longev ity. _ Coxgbess is getting some powerful arguments in favor of the joint resolu tion submitting the amendment to elect senators by general vote. Wisconsin, •which should know better, is engaged in demonstrating its need. Wyoming, whose infancy exempts it from the same criti cism, is also making strong support for the resolution. Thr dress reform females who wpuld wear "pants" have concocted another argument to catch their' wavering sis ters. . It comes from the association in Kansas City. The plea given out by the association living close to bleeding Kan sas is that every inch taken off a woman's skirt reduces her apparent age by oue year. This is a decidedly catch ing argument for the sex.it is presumed. It is reported that Amelie Rives- Chanlei:, of "Quick or the Da aa" lane, is about to write another story. Amelie has basked in the sunlight of connubial happiness four years, and is now in condition to write again. Her husband has in the meantime distin guished himself by leading a tar and feathering party in the Virginia village where the pair reside, and it is antici pated that Amelie is cocked and primed for a very hot story. It sounds like a lisli story, but it seems to be none the less true that the village council of Cokato, Minn., has passed an ordinance compelling the u.King out of a license for the holding of a public dance iii the corporate limits. A dance is a matter of amuse ment. If it is conducted in a disorderly manner it may very properly be sup pressed. But io say by ordinance that people may not engage in amusement without taking out a license for so do ing smacks of Puritanism. Ax ULTitA-pitoTECTioxiST Republi can paper claims that the growth of the annexation sentiment in Canada is di rectly due to the McKixlev bill, and evidently approves of the feeling. This is a queer contradiction. Protection raises barriers to trade; annexation would wipe them away. It is detri mental to trade with Canada, the do minion; it will be advantageous to trade with Canada, the state. We must be protected against her laborers and man ufacturers now, but will not need to be then. There is something that looks like contradiction here, but then experi ence teaches us that nothing is illogical to a mind so constituted as to accept protection as an economic truth. There is nothing at all improbable In this story that ex-President Hayes voted for Cleveland. It is likely that lie felt the force of the changes in his own and the Democratic party which has been so powerful in driving from the one into the other those men who believe in sincerity in politics, and who see in the domination of the men who control that parly evidence of a deep seated and incurable decay. The lurch taken in '88 toward paternalism, too, had its effect. Probably the contempt uous disregard by the leaders of his party of his orders and efforts to keep the civil service from the spoilsman's hands had something to do with the giadual loosening of the ties of party and strengthened those which drew him to Mr. Cleveland. - GOOD ROADS CONVENTION. The state good roads convention con venes in St. Paul this morning. There is much for the body to consider. Prob ably not a state in the Union is more in need of good country roads than ours. Excellent results are looked for in this meeting. The danger it has to en counter is that eccentric people may en cumber it with strange and im probable positions, and thus turn tb-? tide of sentiment in the wrong direction. Odd communications have already appeared in the dailies, and it is to be hoped that the authors may have no influence upon 'the delib erations of the occasion. There seems to be but one thing for the body to con sider, and lhat is, shall we continue to have roads which are extremely hilly.or bo muddy during a part ol the year that farmers find It an expensive business to take their stuff to market'/ lt is greatly to be hoped that the members of the convention will not be influenced by minor quibbles, but will direct their work to broad measures which will tend to bring about good results. ■■'•'■' GO SLOWLY. The Globe is glad to see the taxation problem receive . consideration at the hands of the present legislature. • The taxation problem is the para mount issue of the hour in state as well as in nation. ; The debates over the income tax bill, and over the proposition to tax railroad lands, even if they accomplish nothing more, will serve at any rate to concen trate public attention on the importance of the general subject. When it comes to the enactment of definite practical measures, however, the Globe's advice to the legislature is to go slowly. /.. : The taxation problem is not only MitT paramount question before the country today, but it is also the most complex and difficult question. In the world of modern statesmanship the greatest reputations have been won in the field of finance. A hundred years ago the secretaryship of state was the most responsible* of American cabi net positions. Now the secretary of the treasury discharges functions compared with which the duties of his colleagues are only the routine work of a clerk. Gladstone holds the first place in the ranks of living statesmen, not because of his advocacy of Ireland's emancipa tion, nor because of his skill as a diplo mat, but because no brain is as clear and all-grasping as his when the annual budget is befoie parliament and the commons are called upon to decide how the needs of the government shall be best met with the least disturbance of private business interests and the im position of the lightest burdens on the shoulders of the people. The Globe ventures the opinion that it is a simpler task to shape the revenue laws of the British empire than to de vise an adequate, wise and permanently complete system of taxation for a West ern state like Minnesota. If justice and expediency were syn onymous terms in the science of legis lation, it would not be so, but they are not. The lawmaker who is actuated ouly by an ambition to sec the right pre vail has mistaken his profession as grotesquely as the cowboy turned preacher. Since the days of Edmund Burke, the true test by which to gauge the worth of any public law is to ask, not whether it is right, but whether it is expedient. In England capital can be taxed with a freedom of method which it would be suicidal to follow in Minnesota. So, also, it can be in some American states, like New York or Pennsylvania. In England, New York and Pennsylvania accumulated wealth is enormous. Dis criminating and oppressive laws cannot drive it away. It has come to stay. It is fixed, lt has passed the stage of tim idity, lt has to endure and to submit. But with us it is all different. We live in a new community of great nat ural resources; but our future depends, not on their existence, but on their de velopment. A score of otlier communi ties, like ourselves in many respects, are our competitors. If we diminish the returns of investors by legislating against them, will they not go else where? Everybody who is disinterested admits that quasi-public corporations liko rail road companies, telegraph companies, gas and water companies, which owe their profits to the state's bounty, should contribute largely to the state's support. All students of taxation agree that graduated income taxes, graduated taxes on inheritances and similar schemes, designed to discourage the concentration of riches in a few hands, are theoretically correct. But the question is not "Are they the oretically correct?" but "Are they practically wise in Minnesota at this time?" The Globe docs not say they are not. It is not pleading for the exemption of any description of capital from any spe cies of taxation. But Us point is this: the taxation problem is one for special ists, and for very special specialists. The Globe advises either one of two things: First, it advises that the legislature authorize the appointment by the gov ernor of a commission, to be composed of men learned in matters of taxation, which shall investigate fully all these questions, and report and recommend a general taxatiou law for enactment two years from now. Second, if this does not seem wise, it advises that the two houses of the pres ent legislature, betore they adopt auy radical changes in our existing taxation system, invite and heed the counsel of experts in this department. One other thing the Olobe advises, and advises strongly: In its treatment of the taxation prob lem, let the legislature go slowly. DEMOCRATS, GET TOGETHER. The Globe submits to the Demo cratic members of the legislature the advisability and good policy of fre quently getting together for conference with a view to unity of actiou on those measures which are plainly undemo cratic in their spirit. This not with the expectation that they will be able to ac complish anything in retarding the passage of these measures, but that the Democracy of the state may be put aright on them by the opposition of their representatives based on purely Democratic grounds. The measures already in and receiv ing serious consideration by the major- ity show that the spirit of paternalism dominates the majority. They all run on the theory that the affairs of men are all to be regulated by the state, the only question debatable at any time be ing as to the policy or impolicy of any especial measure. The Democratic conception of govern ment is that the state only exists to guarantee to each citizen the largest measure of liberty possible, recognizing that each must surrender some rights to all, that he may enjoy the rest. It therefore regards the state as limited to the exercise of police powers mostly. It stands for the old Anglo-Saxon hun ger for individual freedom, askiug of the state only absolute protection of person and property. It resents and resists the idea that any government has the wis dom to regulate the affairs of its citizens. The Democrats in the legislature owe it to their party and their constituents that they, as Democrats and because they are Democrats, oppose all these pa ffli ?aTnt f'AVL daily globe: WEDNESDAY morning. JANUARY 25, <s~3. ternalistic schemes. The party has been too frequently handicapped by the co operation of Democrats in such meas ures. When the dominant and" respon sible party was criticised for some meas ure the discouraging . reply and fact was that Democrats had aided iv its passage. The same danger confronts lis vow, and tho only way to avoid it is conference, discussion and agreement to oppose all bills conceived in the spirit of state socialism.^ The fieht for suc cess in our state will run on tbese lines, and the sooner and the clearer Demo crats draw and define them, the sooner success will come. If we are to be half Republican, depend on it, the voters wanting paternalism will go with that party where they are sure of getting it IB largest measure, "all wool and a yard wide." CORRECT, SENATOR CHAND- One of the ablest arguments made in the senate airainst the anti-option bill is that of Senator Platt, the main propo sition of which is that the bill Is one to destroy a' business, and that such a power is not given to congress in the constitution, either under the taxing power or the power to regulate com merce. lie maintains that the courts will not be bound by the name that congress may eive its measures, but will look behind the title to its object, and treat the measure from the point of its real purpose. He cites the decision of the supreme court in the famous Min nesota meat inspection casa 111 support of this position. '--ll:'.- Senator Chandler, who, with all his bitter partisanship, is a cute Yankee, given to looking beyond his nose, calls Senator Flatt to tim_3 for taking ground which overthrows the protective tariff. If, he says, congress has no power to tax a business out of existence, the converse of this must be true, and it has no power to tax a business into existence. If it cannot lay on a busi ness a tax which will kill it, for the benefit of the people, it cannot tax the people to establish a business for Uie benefit of that business. Therefore, he reminds them, tlieir arguments deny to congress the power to levy taxes for the purpose of building up or maintaining any industry.- If a court will go behind the title of a bill which pretends to pro tect the health of the people to discover its purpose to build up a meat-packing industry in a state, it will also go be hind tlio title of a bill "pretending to be one to raise revenue to declare that it is for the purpose of destroying or build-: ing up an industry, and therefore be-" yond any power delegated to congress. It is rare indeed that the Globe has oc casion to agree with the senator from New Hampshire, and it enjoys the more the opportunity when it occurs. THE SOLE EVIL OP IMtMIGRA- TION. The Globe has no sympathy with those who, on one pretext or another, but all with one underlying motive, would restrict or shut out the immigrant who comes to our shores to better him self and help on tiie development of the country. It has said, and it repeats, that we have need of them. There is no place yet where labor is not in. de mand, save possibly in some of our con gested cities. The farmers all over the land need more help, and the tide from the farms to the cities will stop when that want is fully supplied. Bead the want columns of any paper and see what a demand there is in our homes for labor. When the statistics tell us that of the 60,193 paupers in the country in 183') but 22,967 were foreigners, and of the 55.609 prisoners confined in our jails and penitentiaries but 12,807 were foreign-born, it is time to stop this groundless prating aoout the flood of paupers and criminals which is being poured on our shores. But one bad result has come from the enormous influx of foreigners now merged in our citizenry. We have as similated them readily in our language, our schools and our habits; but they have been the great force which has aided our native element in overthrow ing the true American spirit which re gards the government as being merely a means to insure to each citizen the largest possible measure of freedom. The true American is naturally and al ways an individualist. Evan the pa ternalist in his own affairs is as stout an adherent of individualism as any one. He is a collectivist because he Is selfish. The foreigners who come to us bring with them the education of generations of ancestors in the paternal nature of government, it has interfered -so long with the affairs of the citizen, regulat ing his business, his movements, his religion, that he never thinks of questioning it. Coining here, he brings with him the old country habit and dis position to look to the government for everything. Those who came since the war found paternalism dominant in the government and accepted it as the natural condition. They have' been the support of it ever since until within recent days. When paternalism invaded the educational rights of the parent they began to revise their concepts of government and to- abandon the party of collectivism. But it is difficult to eradicate hereditary ideas, aud the task is a long and difficult one which the Democracy has before it. If the party be true to itself; if in congress and the legislatures it set its face against schemes of paternalism, putting it on the ground that men must be left to themselves and taught not to run to the government for redress of every griev ance, the one sole evil of our immigra tion will be more rapidly overcome. JUSTICE LAMAR DEAD. One of the greatest lights that has graced the bench of the United States supreme court has gone to the great un known country. Lucius Quintius Cixcixxatis Lamar leaves a most admirable history. Born and reared in the South, he naturally inherited all the feelings of that section of our country. He served iv the Confederate army in a high military positiou, and did all he could for the success of secession; but he accepted defeat gracefully, and ral lied without reseiye to the support of the general government. No more loyal supporter of the American republic lived. He was true to every prin ciple of. our institutions, and was as ready to fight the battles of his country as any who had fought on the "other side. He probably did as much as any Southerner to allay the Southern rancor agaiust the North, and thus performed a great work. He was a man of the broadest type. He pos sessed great Independence of thought, and at one time, when he was instructed by the legislature of Mississippi to vote ou the currency question contrary to his convictions, he refused to obey, and was subsequently sustained by the peo ple of his state. Justice Lamar's mem ory will hold a prominent niche in the history of America. A Hearty Centenarian. Mrs. Lucy Whitney Wood, of Barre, Vt., who celebrated her 107 th birthday last week, shows no sign of mental feebiesness. Her oldest . son, aged eighty years, lives with her. STATE PRESS NOTES. The Anoka Herald lifts its. voice in favor of the taxation of unused railroad lands, : Tt says: The " legislature is considering ... one very good bill that it should pass, and that is the taxation of railroad lands not used as a right of way.' The govern ment has always given the railroads im mense land grants, and each year has added to their already valuable tracts. The railroads cannot consistently kick on helping the farmers defray tho legit imate expenses of the government. j The Lac gui Parle County Press gitfes tlie following comment ou the subject of free text books: j - The work of passing a law providing for free text books has begun, and we hope to see the bill now before the sen ate become a law. ; The Big Stone County Journal gives a word of advice to tbo legislature as follows: » It is well to be economical in the ad ministration of public affairs, but the legislator should bear in mind the fact that a little expense or saving in this .matter is of much less importance than holding within due bounds the aggres sive and growing corporations and monopolies of the state. Legislate in the interests of the masses and against corporate greed and public plunder. The Wheaton Gazette-Reporter re marks as follows on Senator Donnelly's resolution: Senator Donnelly has secured the passage of a resolution calling upon the educational committee to consider and report a bill providing that after the year 1000 a man. in order to be qualified to vote, must be able to read and write. Without a provision of this kind the Australian election law is incomplete. MEN AND WOMEN. Ex-President Hayes wai the first man to receive the LL. D. degree from Johns Hopkins. From the fact that Ella Wheeler Wil cox is one of the best dancers in her "set" it may be assumed that she un derstands equally well the poetry of motion and of passion. Ex-President Daves had a desk and bookcase.arranged in one of his bath rooms, so that he might take refuge from visitors in that apartment when bard pressed. Usually, though, he was safe when he withdrew to his large bed room. Stephen M. White, the stanch Demo crat, is the first senator from California who was born in that state. Dr. Severin Wielooyckl, president of the society for study of inebriety, of London, completed his 100 th year last week. He is still vigorous, both men tally and physically. Don Emmett, the negro minstrel who wrote "Dixie." is said to be still living, but poverty-stricken. A Southern paper suggests that the people ot Dixie ought to raise money to relieve his need, In that part ot the country he ought to have a claim on popular affection. Theodore Tilton is seldom heard of these later years, but his name appears in the list of callers at President Car not's reception in Paris on New Year's day. nHs Mr. Swinburne has written a long poem on Grace Darling. His early life was passed in the - locality which was the scene of her heroism, and he knew her father. Mr. Webb, late United States consul at Manilla, who recently threw up his post to engage in the work of making all ■ Americans Mohammedans, is re ported to have been successful in pro curing largo sums of money for his mis sion. r.i'x-.ilX p^-'X- tsPP .■-':■ ■'■•■:': i CRINOLINE. Crinoline is threatened for the ladies' skirts. - After a fashion, this may be looked on as a. sign of. spring.—Phila delphia Times. Again all the men in the civilized world (and many of the women) are de voutly called upon to join hands in com bat against the hideous crinoline. Eor the hoopskirt is really coming. It can be seen tilting cumbersomely over the paths of Piccadilly, and its sibilant swish is soon to be heard in Chicago.— Chicago News-Record. If the hoopskirt is to be in vogue again it will be a revelation, in more senses than one. to the men who are under twenty-five, lt was aban doned about 1870.— Cincinnati Tribune. Perhaps if we cry "mice!" to the hoopskirt we can frighten it off.—Mem phis Appeal-Avalanche. Now that hoopskirts have become the fashion in Chicago, it is a conundrum how young women who ride bicycles can follow that amusement and still be fashionable in dress.— Graud Rapids Democrat. The war upon crinoline is in fierce progress in London and Paris, although Worth has not yet announced the re vival of the monstrosity, nor has any London beauty dared to revive the hoop of 1800-70. The arbiters of fashion say that the attack is too early, since it is not yet certain that society will be asked to accept the expansive horror.— New York Journal. ' A Queer Argument. Here is a sample of the class of men who too often find their way into legis latures. The specimen is noted by the Sioux City Journal, as follows:. Senator Crawford, of Kingsbury county, is opposed to a world's fair ap propriation in South Dakota for the reason that an exhibit would cause im migration, which would mean more people for the state, which would mean overproduction and consequent lower prices, lt is seldom that a Western man thus openly advocates a reversal of the policy which has made the West great and is" making it greater. . I That Divorce Law. Sioux Falls Press. For the sake of the state It may be re garded with thankfulness that the leg islature sat upon the oropositiou to re quire one year's residence before a di vorce could be procured. This for the reason that by making the time limit greater than for securing citizenship, the state would officially recognize what Is commonly called "the divorce industry" and give it a standing it could not otherwise procure. Speaks Eight Languages. Senator Turpie, who has been re elected by the Indiana legislature,, is said to have eight languages at his tongue's end. He reads Latin, Greek and Hebrew almost as readily, _it is averred, as English, and he has a fluent command of French, German, Spanish and Italian. Opeu the Reservation. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat offers a remark on the subject of the Indian lands: It is not to be doubted that congress has a perfect right to legislate as it pleases with regard to Indian lands; and it is equally certain that the proper thing to do with them is to throw them open to white settlement as fast as pos sible. Received the Venezuelan Minister Washington, Jan. 24.— Dr. Busta mente, the newly appointed minister from Venezuela to the United States, ■ was received- formally by President Harrison today. . i .. SCINTILLATIONS. -' Sweet Girl— la your love for mc abso lutely unselfish? Absolutely. Sweet Girl— Then 1 wish you'd go some where else tonight. Jack Hansom prom ised to call.— New York Weekly. "Can you tell when "your husband is inspired?" asked Mrs. Bunker of the poet's wife. "Oh, my, yes." returned the little woman. "He's as cross as a fhear with a sore head when his mind is cluttered up with poetry."— Harper's Bazar. The Philosophy of Life-Cobble — I should think you would want to get married and have some one to mend your clothes. HPSffiSBBw^HB " Stone— lf 1 got married, old man, I wouldn't have any. clothes to mend.— Detroit Free Press. . Charity Begins at Home.— Billington— Well.. I've done a good deed today. . Jones— What's that? Billington— l've given a poor, deserv ing man an overcoat. (Turning about.) How do you think it tits? — Boston Transcript. She— Why Is It when doctors are ill they never attend to their own cases? He— l don't know, but Islwuld say it was because they can't charge them selves with it.— Tid-Bits. The Skeptical Aunt— does he do, Dolly, for a living? Dolly (greatly surprised) — Why, auntie, he does not have time to earn a living while we are engaged.— Life's Calendar. ONE LEAK TO STOP. The Federal Elections Law Is a Delusion and a Danger. New York World. In the enormous "urgent deficiency bill" to be reported to the house this week— calling for some §20,000,000— there is one item that ought never to appear again. Some 8:2,000,000, it is announced, will be required to meet deficiencies in the department of justice; and a Republican newspaper explains that "in the year of a presidential election the expenditures in the department of justice are neces sarily somewhat larger than iv other years." Just so— Davenportism ! The federal election law is a delusion and a danger, lt does no good. It holds the potency of much evil. The states are entirely competent to manage their own elections, and it is their right so to do. One of the first acts of the Democratic congress and administration should be to wipe out the germ of the force bill. AN ANCIENT TOMS. Hawkeye Workmen Discover Pre- ■ -.'•-*•-' historic Skeletons. •••• Cbeston, 10., Jan. 24.— Workmen ex cavating a cellar in Adams county, lowa, a few days ago came upon a me mento of some long-forgotten race. The workmen struck what at first appeared to be a solid ledge of rock or coal, and, sitting down to rest, one of the men be gan idly to peck at an apparent fissure, when a solid block nearly two feet square disappeared with a dull thump. The meu set eagerly to work,- and, removing the bottom of the pit, discovered a chamber with a fifteen-foot ceiling, twelve by twenty feet in extent, the walls being of neatly seamed stone work. Hanged in rows, on rudely con structed platforms, were skeletons, each with a tomahawk aud an arrow at its side, ear rings and bracelets of lead lying where they were dropped and piles of wiiat ; appeared' to have been furs in the center of the platform, each pile crumbling to dust as soon as ex posed to light. A number of tools made of copper were also unearthed, and fresh discoveries are constantly being made. ."'■■■ SIOUX FALLS FIRE. Over $100,000 Worth of Pro:> erty Destroyed. Special to the Globe. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 24.— At 7 o'clock tonight a lire broke out in the Beehive building, the stock in which was owned by M. F. Prouty & Co., of Chicago. Before the firemen arrived tbe fire had made such headway that to check it was impossible. The lire spread to the adjoining building, occupied by M. Bugan as a wholesale confectionery store, and in a twinkling his entire stock was in flames. At 10 o'clock the tire is still burning, with no immediate sign of abatement. The two buildings are owned by Edmission and Jameson, and are valued at $28,0U0, the Beehive stock $76,000 and Bugan's §10,000. One of the firemen was seriously injured by falling from a ladder. DEATH OF MARK CHANDLER. A Republican Wheel Horse Passes Away. Special to the Globe. Red Wino,- Jan. 24. — Hon. M. S. Chandler, for thirty years a prominent figure in Minnesota politics, died this morning after a long illness, aged sixty six years. He had served as sheriff of this county twenty-three years, been state senator, state surveyor general, and held other offices of trust. He has been prominent iv Bepublicau circles in this state for years. ENDED WITH A PISTOL. A St. Louis Youth Shoots His Sweetheart and Then Himself. • St. Louis, Jan. 24.— Frank D. Haen schen shot and probably fatally wounded his affiauced, Alice Bruce, at her father's home, No. 2000 Sidney street, this evening at 0:30 o'clock and five minutes later, in an alley, half a block from the door, he put a pistol ball through his own brain, dying in stantly. He was twenty-two years old and a cierk. She is a beautiful girl of seventeen. The police story is that they had a lovers' quarrel and a day or two ago she broke off the engagement. The girl is unconscious, and as there are no witnesses to the shooting, which took place in the parlor, the exact truth will probably never be known. Sinclair in the Tombs. - : New Fop.k, Jan. 24.— Charles J. Sin clair, the absconding cashier and book keeper for the Armour Packing com pany's New York house, waived exam ination on two charges preferred against him at the Tombs police court this morning and was held in $7,500 bonds to await the action of the grand jury. Suicide of a Drummer. X} Chicago, Jan. 24.— William M cil roy, a guest at the Auditorium hotel, shot and instantly killed himself in his room at 11 this morning. He was a trav eling man for Benedict, Fowler & Co., New York city, and had only recently arrived in Chicago. No cause for his act is known. Suicide of a Lawyer. Chicago, Jan. 24.— George A. Bolter, for fiftecu years an assistant in the state attorney's office, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself. The deed was done in a room on the upper floor of his residence, and was unquestionably the result of mental aberration. ALMOST. I Kissed her (almost) as we said . . . . " "Good-by" in the hall last night; I kissed her (almost) oh. faint heart 1 There wasn't a soul in sight. - I dared to. (almost) dared to kiss i That little upturned face; I dared to. (almost) dared to fold Sly love iii a fond smhraee. ■ The charm of the moment returns to me, As back to that time I look: ~ ;-' 1 feel tbe clasp of that little hand , And the kiss tbat I (almost) toot -.._. ,y-r--;.- - ' ~ '—Detroit Free Press. SINKING DAY BY DAY. No Encouraging Reports Re - ceived as to Mr. Blame's . Condition. Each Day Finds Him Not So Well as on the Previous One. There Is No Apprehension, However, of an Immedi ate Dissolution. Republican Senators Favor the Ad mission of Three New States. Washington, Jan. 24.— N0 encour aging reports as to even temporary gaining ot strength have been received from Mr. Blame's physician or family today, and the impression is everywhere becoming more .emphatic that each day now finds him in some respects not so well as on the previous day. Everything about the house tonight appears thus far the same as usual. The dim light in the. sick room, seen through the drawn curtains, conveys no sign of any thing beyond the ordinary vigil. The physicians visited their patient at 9 o'clock tonight and said there was no material change. Mr. Blame slept more than he did a week ago, but when awake he was conscious. The doctor said he would not return tonight unless called for. A relative of the family who was at tho bedside of the patient during the doctor's visit this morning said that Mr. Blame had not spoken a word to the members of the family for more than a week. They share the belief of the physician that the sick man can never recover, even partly, and are resigned to tbe inevitable. His present condi tion, however, is uot regarded as crit ical, and there is no apprehension on the part of the family of an immediate dissolution. MAKING NEW STATES. Republicans Will Support the Claims of Three Territories. ■• Washington, Jan. 24.— Kepub lican senatorial caucus this afternoon decided by a majority vote to take fa vorable action upon the admission of the territories of Oklahoma, Utah and New Mexico, but left Arizona out in the cold. This result wasjiot attained until after a prolonged discussion. A great deal of opposition was manifested by some of the Eastern senators, who pointed to what they called the manifest evidences of the inability of these terri tories to taice up the cares and burdens of statehood. Objection was made to the admission of NewMexicoon account of its great preponderance of citizens who could not speak or write the En glish language; to Arizona because of its immense debt and the poverty of the territory; to Utah on account of the prevalence of polygamy, and Oklahoma, by reason of its newness and the absence of the essentials which go to mako up a successful territory ready for the more advanced position of statehood. The caucus developed into a contest between the extreme West and East, and appears to be a victory for the younger members of the senate, it is considered a vic tory, however, iv name only, for the subsequent action of the caucus nega tived the result of the caucus. It was agreed that tho question of the admis sion should be made the order of busi ness to follow the discussion ot the Nicaragua canal. After the present matter of the Cher okee strip is disposed of the senate will take up the various interstate commerce bills that have been or will be reported, and will then begin tiio discussion of the Nicaragua canal bill. lv the mean time the appropriation bills, which have the right of way, will begin to make their appearance, and will absorb the attention of the senate. It will thus be seen that the chances for the discussion of the bills to admit these territories is very slim, and the Eastern senators, who gave their assent to the caucus programme very reluctantly, have no hesitation in saving that no action will be taken dur ing this session or congress whatever. On the otber baud the friends or the ter ritories assert that the Bepublicans stand committed to a favorable vote re gardless of whether it comes up this session or during the next congress. The house has already passed the bills for the admission of New Mexico and Arizona, but no action has been taken 011 Utah. Of the three territories it is said that only one, that of Oklahoma, is probably Kepublican, but the Kepublic an senators say they will insist upon tlieir admission regardless of politics for the reason that they will never ad vance and become improved until they are given statehood, and that their im provement will enhance the condition of other new states in the West. There was a quorum present at all times dur ing the two Hours of the caucus. ARMY REORGANIZATION. The Outline of a Proposed House Bill. Jan. 24.— The house committee on military affairs have au thorized Mr. Outhwaite, of Ohio, to re port a bill to reorganize the artillery and infantry and to. increase its effi ciency. The artillery is to consist of seven regiments of not more than twelve batteries each ; each regiment to consist of one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, three majors, twelve captains, eleven first and ten second lieutenants, with the number of enlisted men now allowed by law. The infantry force is to be reorganized into twenty-one regi ments of not more than twelve compa nies.each regiment to consistof one lieu tenant colonel, one colonel, three majors, twelve captains, eleven first and ten second lieutenants and the en listed force now authorized by law. A ll original vacancies caused or created by this act are to be tilled by promotion, by seniority according to the length of service." The president is giveu author ity to authorize the enlistment of col ored men and Indians. Companies of this kind not to exceed ten in any regi ment. The object of the measure is to decrease the expense of these branches of the service without impairing their efficiency. DEBTS OF CONTRACTORS. Favorable Report on a Bill Pro- riding for Their Payment. Washington, Jan. 24.-The house judiciary committee ordered favorably reported the bill for the protection of persons furnishing materials and iabor for the construction of public works. It provides that persons entering into con tracts with the United States for public work shall execute the usual penal bonds, with the additional obligation that they will promptly make payments to persons furnishing them with labor materials. In case contractors refuse or fail to make these payments, such persons are authorized to bring suit in the name of the United States against the contractor and sureties, and prose cute them to final judgment. Short Senate Session. Washington, Jan. 24.— the senate a communication from Chief Justice Fuller, of the supreme court of the United States, announcing the death of Associate. Justice Lamar, was read by Vice President Murtou, aud Seuators Morgan (Mississippi), Cordon (Georgia) aud Wilson (Iowa) spoke orielly but elo quently of the distinguished dead. The senate then, as a mark of respect, ad journed for the day. MISSING RETURNS. Messengers From All But Three States Have Arrived. Washington, Jan. 24.— Secretary of State Foster was notified by. Vice Presi dent-Moitoii that the voles of the states had been received by mail, but that the duplicate copies which the law requires to be delivered by messenger . had . not bepii received from the states of Indiana. Mon tana and Oregon and Wisconsin. The vice president, late In the after noon, received by messenger the re turns of Wisconsin, and has received the foUowing telegram from Senator Sanders: "Appointed messenger with duplicate presidential election returns from Montana leaves Wednesday for .Washington, arriving llftth." Dispatches have also been received that the mes senger from Oregon is on his way to Washington. MJJJBV.H WILL TAKK PART. Spain to Ba Represented in the Naval Review. Washington. Jan. 24.— Our minister to Spain has informed the state depart ment that the Spanish government has accepted the invitation of the United States to be represented in the naval re view in April next, and has also ac quiesced in tho proposition of this gov ernment that the caravels .Nina and l'inta should be accepted by the Span iards in Cuba and taken to New York for the naval review, and thence to Chicago. Tho Nina, Pi nta and Santa Maria are to be manned by Spanish crews and to fly the Spanish iiag. CHEROKKH COMMISSION. Secretary Noble Kcconuuends Its Continuance. Wasiiixgtox, Jan. 21.— Secretary Noble says that in his opinion the fed eral service requires the continuance of the Cherokee commission. There are, he says, several t»t„ the Indian tribes on, the land formerly belonging to the Cherokee outlet with whom negotia tion should be still carried on for the purchase of their surplus lauds, in his judgment the time has come when the Indian tribes, whether civilized or un civilized, should be required to take that amount of land whicii each individ ual can profitably hold for cultivation or grazing, and dispose of the remain der. Pinkcrton Investigation. Wasiiixgtox, Jan. 24.— Mr. Oates, of Alabama, chairman of the subcom mittee of the house judiciary committee charged with investigating the Pinker ton detective agency at Homestead, I'a., labor trouble, and especially the part taken In it by the Piukertons, submitted his report to the full committee today. The report was read and discussed and made the special order of the committee Thursday next, when it is understood final action on it will be taken. Raft- Towing on the Lakes. Wasiiixgtox, Jan. 24.— house committee on commerce today ordered a favorable report on the senate resolu tion directing an investigation of the subject of raft-towing on the great lakes and their connecting waters. Senator Squires, of Washington, addressed the committee in support of the senate bill appropriating 6:250,000 for the construc tion of a ship canal between Puget sound and Lake Washington. Neither Had an Advantage. Wasiiixgtox", Jan. 24.— The house committee on the World's Columbian exposition wrestled for two hours this morning with the Sunday opening prop osition, and when it adjourned neither the Sunday openers or the Sunday clos ers had secured a decided advantage. The result of the meeting, however, was not satisfactory to Chairman Dur borow, nor was it very promising of success in his efforts to have congress rescind its act in closing the gates on Sundays. "~~- Must Wait Till Maroh 1. Washington, Jan. 24. — Secretary Noble has denied the request of Col. Cody (Buffalo Bill) for permission to en gage fifty Indians for exhibition at the world's fair.. . lt is not thought that the secretary has any personal objection to the employment of the Indians by Col. Cody, out he prefers that bis successor should act in the matter, inasmuch as the term of service would not begin dur ing the present administration. Waiting His Chance. Washington, Jan. 24.— When the senate house committee met today Sen ator McPherson asked pointedly what the majority of th« committee proposed to do relative to the bill to repeal the silver purchase act reported from the committee a week ago. Senator Sher man, who has the matter in charge, re plied that he would call the bill up in the senate just as soon as he ascertained that his motion to do so would obtain a majority. Proof of Citizenship. Washington, Jan. 24.— Mr. Sawyer (Rep.). Wisconsin, from the committee on pensions, reported to the senate to day a bill authorizing the commissioner of pensions to accept as proof of citi zenship of an applicant for a pension under the act of July 27, 1800, the fact that at the date of his application he was an actual bona fide resident of the United State 3, and it was passed. Whoelhouso King-* Assemble. Washington, Jan. 24.— The Grand Harbor of the American Brotherhood of Steamboat Pilots of the United States met here today in its seventh annual convention. With four exceptions, all the twenty-nine local organizations were represented. The brotherhood is mak ing an effort to secure for itself and the association of marine engineers a proper representation on the government board of thirty-two suoervising inspectors of steam vessels. Sundry Civil Bill Laid Over. Wasiiixgtox, Jan. 24. -The house today refused to agree to a motion to take up the sundry civil bill, the fight against it being made by the friends of the bankruptcy bill. Tben, as. a mark of respect to the memory of the late Justice Lamar, the house adjourned. Do You Want a Pocketpiece? If you do, and want one that will always bring you good luck and fort une, Get One at the Globe Office. Potter on Trial. Boston, Jan. 24.— The trial of Asa P. Potter, ex-president of the failed Maver ick bank, for falsely certifying checks on the defunct firm of Irwin A. Evans & Co., was begun before Judge Putnam, of the United States court,- today. The government was represented by ex-Gov. Kobinson. A motion for postpone made by Potter's counsel, to allow time to. procure certain alleged important documents, whs overruled by tbe judge. BEATTY IN THE DOCK Another of the Alleged Home* stead Poisoners Placed on Trial. Much of the Testimony ia the Dempsey Case Bead. Hugh Dempsey's Attorneys Make Application for a New Trial. A Buffalo Man ir Robbed' of $5,000 by a Woman in Chicago. Pittsburg, Jan. 24.— Robert Beatty, who is charged with being an accom plice of Hugh F. Dempsey in the at tempt to close down the Homestead Steel works during the strike by ad ministering poison to the non-union workmen, was placed on trial in the criminal court this morning. Beatty, it will be remembered, was arrested in Louisville, and brought back hereon extradition papers after a hard battle. The' Indictments against L'eatty are the same us these upon which Dempsey was tried. At the opening of the case, the defense protested against the right of the com monwealth to stand aside jurors with out cause and objected to the system of the "king's jury."; Judge Stowe said bo knew of no such institution as the "king's jury" and agreed with Judge dibsoii in supreme court that the com monwealth would have no chance in times of great public excitement in con victing any one if the right to stand jurors aside w eredenied. The jury was then selected without difficulty and tlio case was formally opened. The entire afternoon session of the court was occupied by Capt. lircek in reading to the jury the' testimony of the physicians, patients and experts given in the trial of Hugh F. Deiupsev to show that poison had been used. This was done to save time, and the only wit nesses to be examined by the prosecu tion will be Oallagher, Davidson, Grif fith and such others who may know something in regard to the Beatty case who were not examined In the Dempsey trial. The reading of this testimony was not quite complete when court ad journed until tomorrow. Attorneys Marshall, Brennan and Potter today filed the application for a new trial of Hugh K. Dempsey, con victed of poisoning Homestead steel workers. The reasons given include thu usual alleged errors of the court, etc., and In conclusion say material evidence has been discovered showing miscon duct of certain jurors. ROBBED BY A SIREN. Albert Hoyder Loses $5,000 iv Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 24.— Albert Heyder, a Herman from Buffalo. N. V., re ported to the police today that he had been robbed of 15,099 in cash by Josie Bice, a loose character. Heyer, who is about forty, had just come from Gal veston, Tex., where his uncle, Edward Heyder, had died and left him his fort une of 145,000. He had the estate set tled ud and wason his way back to Buf falo with the proceeds on his person, In his pocket be carried $37,417 indrafts, and in a bucKskin bag which he bad sewed to his undershirt, under bis left arm, he bad £5.000 in greenbacks. While waiting for the departure of bis train Heyer started out to see the sights, and on ('lark street met Josie Bice. They visited a saloon, and after taking two or three drinks Heyder began to feel drowsy. When he awoke some hours later in another build ing. he found his shirt-sleeves and buckskin bag had been cut open ami the $s,ooo gone, as was also the woman. He was feeling dizzy and accepted the advice of a colored woman tie met in the hallway to go buck and .sleep until morning, when he could report the mat ter to the police. When the officers were finally notified the woman was ar rested in a drunken condition and with only ?4 or $5 in her possession. The police are looking for Lena Blake, a negress, supposed to be an accessory. WILL REACH $100,000. Cronkhite's Peculations Turn Out to Be Much Larger. Williamsport. Intl., Jan. 24.— Tho shortage of Augustus Cronkhite, treas urer of Warren county, grows as the examination of the books pro ceeds. Nothing has yet been beard of the absconding official, and his bonds men fear he is gone permanently. The discoveries today swell his stealings to 8100,000, and may even go considerably above that figure. At least one-half of his thirty bondsmen will be ruined, It is positively known, however, that Cronkhite had a large personal indebt edness outside of his stealings. Cronk liite's mania for buying land be was un able to pay for is believed to bavo caused bis default. BARBAROUS TREATMENT Sensational Development?! in tho Nebraska Prison Investigation. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 24. -The joint committee to investigate the death of Convict Powell commenced taking tes timony this afternoon, and five wit nesses were examined. A member said this evening that he believed it had been demonstrated that the mode of punish ment in vogue at the prison was shockingly barbarous, and he was satis lied that a convict triced up as Powell had been was liable to fall to the Iloor from pure exhaustion and die from strangulation. Kept Her Secret. New Yokk; Jan. 21. Margaret Fos ter, thirty years old, a school teacher of Altoona, Pa., who was removed last Saturday to Bellevue hospital from a lying-in establishment in Forty-litth street, suffering from peritonitis, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning. The coro ner said the young woman had under gone a criminal operation and that in struments had been used. The police liave taken the matter in hand. She would not reveal the name of her be trayer. Murdered by Highwaymen. llazleton, Pa.. Jan. 21.— The report of an atrocious crime committed on the mountain near here by highwaymen has reached here. Two citizens of this place were held up and robbed. Both men were to bo put to death to cover the crime. One of the men escaped, but the body of his companion was riddled with bullets. The names of the men who were robbed have not yet been ob tained. SR3S Convicted on One Indictment. Philadelphia, Jan. 24.— Dr. Fred erick Meisterfeldt was this afternoon convicted -by a jury "of having caused the death of Mrs. Mary E. Dunlevy on Jan. 7 last, by means of. a criminal operation. Sentence was deferral. Dr. Meisterfeldt is nearly seventy years of aire. An indictment is also on the docket holding Dr. Meisterfeldt re sponsible for the death ot Elizabeth Mexton, a young woman who died two weeks ago.