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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*
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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.
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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
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E. C. Thompson,
Observer Weather Bureau.
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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.

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