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Read the list ot Hooks offered and cut
\the coupons out of the sth Page oi'
\ This ln&ue.
The Rockefeller - Wetmore-
Merritt Syndicate,. -
Nine-Tenths of the Bessemer
Ore in Its Maw.
One of the Facilities V/hich
It Will Control.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. s.— Today was
completed here the organization of the
Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines,
a corporation which will have much the
same relation to the Bessemer iron ore
trade of America that the Standard Oil
company hears to the oil traffic, It will
control fully nine-tenths of the pro
ductive mining capacity for Bessemer
ores of the United States, anil the other
tenth is harder and more expensive to
mine than .to own the ores. It will in
clude large mining facilities and ore
shipping railways from some of the
mints to this city and from others to
Ashland, Wis. It will control a great
fleet of vessels on the lakes, with an
aggregate carrying capacity of 60,000
tons, and an ore-receiving port and
railway from Lake Erie to the furnaces
of Pennsylvania. Members of the syn
dicate forming this huge deal are inter
ested in iron and steel manufacture,
both East and West, and in the new
company will be large interests in the
Spanish-American mines of Cuba, which
are now competing with American
mines and laying dowu
at a price to meet the Lake Supe
rior mines, even though the latter are
protected by a 75-ceut duty. The new
company has been in process of forma
tion for several months. A heavy New
York syndicate was induced to advance
money to complete tiie railway from
Duluth to the Mesaba mines, aiid to
operate the mines themselves, John D.
Rockefeller advancing $750,000 on the
bonds of the railway. Since then the
syndicate has been buying mines, and
this idea of a giant combination has
been evolved. The consolidation is not
only like the Standard Oil company in
its control of the business in which it
takes an interest, but like it in the fact
that the men who engineered one have
made themselves the financial backbone
of the other. The New York members
consist of John D. liocKefeiler and
some of his intimates, C. W. Wetmore
and C. L. Colby, directors in the North
ern Pacific road; Colgate Uoyt, presi
dent of the American Steel Barge com
pany; ex- Secretary W.C.Whitney, E.
li. Bartlett. director of the steel barge
company, and several others, aud the
Duluth and consists of
and their associates. The com
pany is to be managed by five
trustees, Leonidas Merritt, Alfred Mer
ritt and one other of Duluth, represent
ing one interest, and C. W. Wetmore
and F. T. Gates, the litter private sec
retary to J. D. Rockefeller, representing
the other. The head offices of the com
pany will be in New York, with branches
at Cleveland and Duluth, while all the
Individual ompauies entering the deal
will keep their separate existence and
headquarters in this city. Merritt was
elected president of the trust a few
days ago. The company is capitalized
at $30,000,000. all paid in, and the
Miunescta Iron company, which has
been giant among the iron mining cor
porations, will be a pigmy in compari
son. The trust is organized by taking a
majority interest in the stocks of from
eleven to fourteen Mesaba ra nge mines,
on a valuation of $16,000,000, the Duluth,
Mesaba & Northern railroad and its ore
docks in this city, the
at $2,000,001), and the Rockefeller in
terests in the Gogebic string of
mines in Michigan and Wisconsin, and
the same interest in the Spanish-Amer
ican group of mines on the east coast of
Cuba. Other properties will also go in,
and the company will control the A mer
ican Steel Barge company fleet of
twenty-live whaleback steamers and
barges for the ore trade, and ore
receiving docks at Conneaut. 0.,
and railroad facilities for getting
ore from these to Eastern furnaces.
The company has made an agreement
to maintain a standard ot prices. These
prices will be such as will preclude the
possibility of competition by tho deep
hard-ore mines of the older ranges.
Among the mines to be included in the
deal are the following: Mountain Iron
logo in on a basis of §3,000,000; Biwabik.
(2,250,000; Mesabe Mountain, $1, 750,000;
Adams. $2, 000,000; McKinley, $1,000,000;
Lake Superior, €753,000; Shaw, Great
Northern. Great Western, $2,000,000;
Lone Jack, $5,000,000, and several others
about $1,500,000. The company will
mine but little ore this year, but is pre
pared to apportion at least 500,000 tons
among the properties it will operate.
They Resolve That Their Product
Is Too Low.
Special to the Globe.
Great Falls, Mont.. Sept. s.— The
Montana State Wool Growers' associa
tion, in session here today, finds that
circumstances surrounding the Industry
are not encouraging. The resolutions
adopted, after citing these conditions,
declare that employes must accept
lower wages, protest against placing
wool on the free list, urge that it is the
duty of the state organization to co-op
erate with the National Wool Growers'
association, and to this end Montana
should be represented at the wool grow
ers' convention in Chicago, Sept. 28.
State Senator David E. Folsoin. of
White Sulphur Springs, was elected
president for the ensuing year.
Farm Hand's Downfall.
Bpecial to the Globe.
Aberdeen, S. D., Sept. s.— John
Neegel. a farm hand, was brought in
from Rondeil township this s»f*«»«u*<m ,
charged with stealing $8C in cash and |
notes and papers valued at $1,000 from
his employer. He was arraigned, plead
ed guilty and was sent to jail. The
cash has been recovered, and Neegel
says he will reveal the whereabouts of
the papers wheu given an opportunity.
Work of Vandals in the Mankato
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, Minn., Sept. s.— Some time
last night twenty-five monuments and
headstones were either broken or
thrown down in the Mankato cemetery.
The tombstones were the finest in the
cemetery and over graves of leading
and prominent persons ol the city. he
grave of Harry Walraven. who was mur
dered Sunday morn was in the cen
ter of the desecrated graves. The dam
age to monuments will be several thou
sand dollars. No possible cause can be
assigned for this uncalled-for destruc
tion. The cemetery association called a
meeting this afternoon and offered a re
ward for the capture of the perpetra
tors, and appointed a committee to con
fer with the city council to offer an ad
ditional reward. Friends of deceased
persons have thronged the cemetery all
day. Detectives are to be engaged, and
if the vandals are caught iv the next
two days their necks will stretch hemp.
The Charge Against Him Is Mur
der in the First Degree.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, Minn., Sept. 5. — The
coroner's inquest in the Harry Walraven
murder case closed today. Asa result
of the testimony produced, Charles
White, who was arrested oh suspicion
as the murderer Sunday morning, was
this afternoon charged with murder in
the first degree. A warrant was sworn
out by the chief of police. White was
arraigned in the municipal court late
this afternoon, and when asked when
he would be ready for examination, re
plied that he was ready now, and would
like to have it as soon a3 possible. Judge
Porter set his examination for Saturday
of this week. White became very nerv
ous when the warrant was read to him,
and his face colored up coniderably.
His guilt is doubted by some. The
murdered man was buried today.
Whisky at the Bottom of a Good
. hue County Tragedy.
Special tothe Globe.
Cannon Falls, Minn., Sept. 5.— A
terrible tragedy was enacted about a
mile and a half trom this village last
evening. John Dordan wounded his
son, John Dordan Jr. Both were intox
icated and, the young man was trying to
put the father in bed, when the old man
seized a knife and plunged it into his
sou's bowels. The attending physician
probed the wound to a depth of about
four inches, but the victim in his
drunken condition would not permit a
thorough examination at that time. The
perpetrator of the deed was arrested
and incarcerated in the jail at this
Traveling Man Missing.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Sept. 5.— M. J.
Mulryan. a traveling man in the employ
of the A. W. Rich Shoe company, is
missing. He recently started on a trip
for the company to California, with in
structions to communicate with the
house daily. Nothing has been heard
from hini, and it seems he has not been
I at tain stopping points. He took
$100 of the company's money for ex
penses and a valuable line of samples.
He had been in the company's employ
but a short time.
Freeborn County Fair.
Special to the Globe.
albert Lea, Minn., Sept. s.— Twelve
thousand entered the fair gates today.
Gov. Nelson made an hour's speech,
which was admirable. The races and
the rest of the programme were com
plete. Tomorrow there will be fine at
tractions, including a wedding on the
grand stand. A reception was given
tonight to the governor on Dr. Wedge's
Wants a Change of Venue.
Princeton, Minn., Sept. 5.— A motion
for a change of venue to Hennepin
county in the C. A. Smith pine case was
argued by Jackson & Holt for the de
fendants and opposed by Harris Rich
ardson for the state. Judge Baxter has
the matter under advisement, and will
not decide until Judge Searle arrives.
Well posted lawyers believe that the
motion will not be granted.
To Be Wed Today.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato. Minu., Sept s.— George
W. Thorns, of this city, and Carrie C.
Vincent, of Madison, Wis., will be mar
ried tomorrow at Madison. Thorns is a
leading business man of this city. He
is senior deacon in the Masonic lodge, a
member of the Knights of Pythias and
an ex-officer in the B. P. O. E.
Who Murdered Miss Sawyer?
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, S. D., Sept. s.— The county
commissioners today offered a reward of
$500 for the discovery of the person who
murdered Minnie Sawyer Monday morn
ing, and the city will offer as much
more. This community is shocked at
the atrocity of the deed, and extra
efforts will be made to find the perpe
trators. ■■'■" -'.
- North Branch Bank Reopens.
Special to the Globe.
North Branch, Minn., Sept. 7.—
The Bank of North Branch opened its
doors for business Saturday. It sus
pended business Aug. 7. All depositors
will leave their funds in the bank until
money gets easier.
The starch factories are being put in
readiness for the fall rim. The crop in
the potato belt will be about two-thirds
Died From His Wounds.
Special to the Globe.
Mora, Minn., Sept. s.— County Audi
tor Norum, who was accidentally shot,
died today from the effect of the wound.
He was born in Sweden, and came to
America in 1880. ■
Furniture Factory Starts Up. I
Waterville, Minn.. Sept. s.— The
Waterviile furniture factory started up
this morning after a shutdown of two
-souths. --.if-'
The Bank of Minneapolis the
Loser — $15, to $25, 000
Taken -How the Theft Was
Discovered — The Embezzler
Has Departed— Dr. E. F. and
Carl P. Scheig Also Arrested.
Philip M. Scheig, teller of the Bank
of Minneapolis, is alleged to have ab
sconded Saturday night with a large
sum of money. The exact amount is
not yet known, but estimated at §15,00 C
to $25,000.
Two brothers of the alleged em
bezzler were last night arrested and
placed behind the bars at the central
police station, as accessories to the
crime. They are Dr. E. F. and Carl P.
Scheig, and at the lockup the names of
James Harris and George Wilson, re
spectively, were given. All are sons of
Philip C. Scheig* the Nicollet house
The story of the alleged crime is a
rather curious one in some respects.
Last Saturday evening Philip M.
Scheig, with his wite and Mrs. Jacob
Barge, his mother-in-law. started for
Chicago. They were accompauied to
the train by Jacob Barge, Mr. Siheig's
father-in-law, and others, and nothing
out of the way was kuown or noticed.
Monday morning it became known to
Detectives Hoy and Lawrence in some
way that all was not right. They went
to the bank officials, who as yet were
Ignorant of this loss, and informed them
of the alleged embezzlement. A hasty
inspection of the cash and books showed
that the story was only too true. The
detectives made further investigations,
which resulted in the arrest of the two
brothers named. Their connection with
the matter is the curious part of the af
On Sunday a package of papers was
discovered at the family residence, 1122
First avenue north, addressed to Carl
Scheig. In this package were found
life insurance policies held by the bank
teller to the amount of $18,000. which
had been made over to his mother;
also a large envelope addressed to
Carl, on which was a writ
en request not to open it until
Sept. 8. Carl says this request aroused
his suspicions, and he did not wait for
Sept. 8, but opened the letter tliere and
then. He was astonished to find a
package of greenbacks, etc., to the
amount of $3,200. accompanied by a slip
stating that the money was for certain
members of the family, and that later
he would send more.
It is claimed that the money was
divided between Dr. Scheig and his
brother Carl. Detectives Lawrence and
Hoy worked all day yesterday to re
cover this money, and succeeded in
obtaining possession of a little over
$3,100 by some clever work.
The two brothers arrested were
brought to police headquarters last
evening and subjected to a long cross
examination with the hope of obtaining
information as to the whereabouts of
their brother, but without avail. They
claimed that they have no knowledge of
where he has gone if he has left
Chicago. The officials of the bank
were also present, among them S. F.
Holbrook, tbe hero of the recent black
mailing sensation; Lieut. Gov. D. M.
Clough and M. J. Bofferding. The lat
ter, when asked for particulars, was
much averse to making the story public,
but stated that the amount taken would
not cripple the bank in any way.
Carl Scheig has recently been travel
ing on the Pacific coast, and it is said he
there became entangled in some shady
affair involving imprisonment. The ab
sconding brother has transferred to him
his interest in some glass works and
other property.
Later it has been learned that the em
bezzler left a letter in which he threat
ened to commit suicide, and that he has
deserted his wite and mother-in-law in
Chicago. Some of his friends think he
is insane. A brother committed suicide
some years ago, and it is said that a
cousin suicided in Germany.
Mr. Barge went to Chicago on Sunday
night to look for the fugitive.
What first aroused suspicion that Carl
Scheig was implicated was the fact that
he flashed a large roll, about $1,100, on
Sunday, which, he said, his brother had
given him.
» .
Large Meeting of Labor Delegates
at I. a Crosse.
Special to the Globe.
La Crosse, Wis., Sept. s.— Delegates
from about the state met here today to
organize a state labor council to be a
court of arbitration ot labor questions
that caunot be settled by the grand
labor council of cities. Mayor Badeau.
of Merrill, called to order and appointed
committees to prepare details of the
organization. Representatives of rail
way associations and Farmers' alliances
were among the number. Tomorrow
officers will be chosen, and the next day
a meeting of Knights of Labor delegates
for the state, except Milwaukee, will be
held. It is not denied that one object of
federation is increase of political
Devil's Lake Fire.
Devil's Lale. N. D., Sept. s.— Fire
last night at midnight destroyed R. H.
Cleveland's barn, six head of horses and
some lumber. The loss is $1,600; in
surance. $350. F. T. Fox's barn and
contents burned, consisting of lumber,
barley and oats; loss, $1,200; insurance,
$300. F. W. Priest's blacksmith shop
was damaged $150. covered by Insurance.
Louis Biddle's barn burned; loss, $50.
Total loss, $3,000; total insurance, $800.
Vacation on the River.
St. Cloud, Minn., Sept. s.—Theo
dore Shields and wife, an aged couple
from Minneapolis, are in the city, and
are constructing a small-sized boat in
which, when finished, they propose to
make the trip on the Mississippi river
to their home. This will be the eigh
teenth consecutive time that this couple
have made the same trip, usually taking
three weeks, hunting and fishing as
they go along.

The Arrested Man Makes Light of
the Row With McNeills, Who
Was His Employer — Exact
Facts in the Case Are Shroud
ed in Mystery—Gist of Skahill's
Deputy Coroner Xanten decided last
evening to hold a post-mortem on the
body of George J. McNellis, who died
suddenly at his home on Annapolis
! street Monday nifht. Dr. Beale. who
was called shortly before McNeills died,
announced after his death that he would
hold an autopsy yesterday morning.
This, however, was objected to by the
father and relatives of McNellis, and
arrangements made for the funeral.
Last evening Deputy Coroner Xauten
was informed that McNellis had en
gaged in a dispute with a man who was
working for him a short time before his
death, and during the dispute McNellis
was struck and knocked down. -On re
ceipt of this information Dr. Xanten
notified the family that the body would
have to be held until after a post-mortem
had revealed the cause of death.
McNellis, in addition to being a police
officer, had purchased from Thomas
Reilly the contract for sprinkling the
streets on the West side, and it was
with one of the men employed by him
to drive a wagon that he had the alter
skahill's story.
Eugene Skahill was arrested last
evening, and is being detained in the
Ducas street police station to await an
investigation as to the cause of Mc-
Nellis' death. No charge has been pre
ferred against Skahill, but he was ar
rested by direction of Chief Garvin.
The man was found asleep in a bunk of
one of the Ducas cells last night when a
Globe reporter called and asked to see
Sergeant McGrath had some difficulty
in arousing the man, so soundly was he
sleeping.' After getting his eyes open
and being told that the reporter desired
to hear what he had to say about his
arrest and what he knew about the
death of McNellis. Skahill talked in a
free and natural way about a dispute he
had with the dead policeman. The
story he told is as follows:
1 had been driving a sprinkling cart
for McNellis, and he discharged me Sat
urday night, and told me to come
around to his house Monday evening
and he would pay me. I went, to his
house as he asked me, but found he was
not at home. I went down street to the
corner of State and Concord, where I
found him in a saloon driking. Ue
was not on duty, having been on
day turn and got off at 6 o'clock,
It waß about 9 o'clock when I found
him. I went up to him and told him
that 1 had been up to his house and did
not find him. He told me that he was
going home in a few minutes, but
for me to come up the next night and he
would pay me. I asked him what he
was going to pay me, whether it would
be $05 or $60 per month for driv
ing the sprinkler. He told me that
he was not going to pay me more than
$60 and called me a bad name and said,
'You black , you did
not treat me right.' He pulled "his gun
and said something, but I did not think
he intended to shoot, and pushed his
hand away. There was a crowd stand
ing around at the time. When he called
me the hard name I said: 'That is all
right; you area gentleman.' We kept
on talking and he said he would ar
rest me. He took hold of me and led me
to the police box. He had hold of my
arm and tore my shirt. 1 jerked loose,
tearing the sleeve out of my shirt. He
then said he did not want to lock me up,
as it would cost me $25 in the police
court After talking a while longer he
said he was going home and, after ask
ing me to come up the next night and
get my pay. he left and went home.
That was about 9 o'clock."
Skahill denied having struck McNellis
at any time, and said he saw nothing
wrong with the policeman except that
lie had been drinking. Skahill was
asked if he knew of the death of Mc-
Nellis, and said that he did. When he
was arrested he was on Bunker street
about 9 o'clock last evening. He had
been hunting for work. When taken in
charge by an officer he asked to be
taken home to tell his wife. This was <
done, and he was then locked up.
Skahill talked freely to the police about
the matter, and detailed the same story
given to the Globe reporter.
When it was learned that a crowd was
about the saloon where the dispute
arose two officers were detailed to make
inquiries as to what had occurred of the
persons who were mentioned as being
about the saloon. Skahill has the repu
tation of being a quiet person, and he
made no resistance when taken in cus
tody. Wheu the reporter was about to
leave, the man asked what was to be
done with him and how long be would
be kept waiting. The reporter was un
able to inform Skahill on the subject,
and left him still drowsy from the ef
fects of his recent sleep.
Fitzsimmons Punches Hickey All
Around the Ring.
Newark, N. J., Sept s.— Two thou
sand people witnessed the sparring
bouts at Caledonian park this evening.
The final bout of the evening was be
tween Bob Fitzsimmons, of Australia,
and Jack Hickey, the middleweight
champion of Ireland. Both men were
ably handled by professional pugilists.
The fighters were both in good condi
tion, but Fitzsimmons looked big
enough to eat his opponent.
Round One— Fitzsimmons closed In on
Hickey and ran him on the ropes, and
made a laughing stock of him. Then
he punched him three times in the nose
at loug range, while the crowd laughed.
He slapped him around the ring for
two more i ounds. and in the fourth
punched him a few times, and then
helped his man to his corner in a dis
bled condition.
Riotous Miners.
LoNDON.Sept. Reports of renewed
disorder among the striking coal min
ers were revived today. Advices from
the district around Sutton, Nottingham
shire, say that the strikers are becom
ing very unruly. A crowd of them yes- :
terday evening visited the Brierlyplf
aud smashed the windows in the com-.
pany's offices. They were in a threat- 1"
--ening mood, &e<i declared that there"
would be further vioklica today. . '..-j
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The Work Done Between Mid
.? night of Sunday and Monday
2 Morning— Neumann's Saloon Is
ij Also Entered, but the Burglars
! Fail of - Booty— Bold Daylight
; Burglary.
( Quite the boldest thing in the way of
sate blowing that ever occurred in this,
or for that matter In any other city,
came off Sunday night Some time be- f
tween midnight of Sunday and Monday'
morning the safe in the office of Chief
'of Police Garvin was tackled by bur
glars and robbed of whatever valuables
it contained. The work was not dis
covered until Monday morning, when
the clerk to the chief came to the office.
: The matter was kept very quiet, all of
the officials who were informed of the
robbery being sworn to secrecy, and not
eveu the night watchman of the build
ing being questioned about it. The
"box men" were evidently pro
fessionals, for they went to
work in a handy way, and after
boring a hole iv the safe near the com
bination, knocked off the combination
and opened the door. As to how much
money and valuables were secured by
the thieves no one seems to know.
The officials deny that anything was
taken, claiming that all tne money
loc ed up in the safe was in a steel
chest, and this was not opened by the
■ Tnis may or may not be so, but this is
the story of the officials, and is given
for wnat it is worth. Some of the de
tective force have a theory that the
thieves were after the money which
was taken trom the three men who are
now in the county jail awaiting ex
amination on a charge of robbing Mes
senger Lares, of the Merchants' National
bank. -WM
V *" . "touched" a saloon.
1 After getting what they could from
the chief's safe, the thieves visited the
saloon of Charles Neumann, at 379
Wabasha street, and proceeded to open
the safe in the saloon. Entrance was
effected by a rear window, and the safe,
which stood in the front of the saloon
under an electric light, in plain view of
the street was operated on in the same
manner as the one in the office of
the chief of police. A hole was bored
in * the door a trifle to the left of the
combination and, but for the falling of
a part of the sombination, caused by the
boring, the contents of the safe would
have. ( been at the disposition of the
iidfeves. From the condition*' of the
saloon when the. proprietor arrived
Monday morning, it is probable the men,
. were frightened off, as they left behind
them a line kit of tools which . are now
in possession of the police.
Mr. Neumann, when seen last even
ing, at first denied that anything of the
kind occurred, but finally admitted that
an attempt Had been" made to crack his
safe. The detectives, he said, had cau
tioned hiiu to say nothing ofthe matter,
as they had a clue to the thieves, and if
It was talked, about no arrests
could be made. So badly was
the lock and combination of the
safe injured that the door bad to be re
moved aud repaired by a locksmith.
Neumann said if the thieves had opeued
the safe they would have had all their
pains for nothing, as there Was no
money in it. Tne tools which the
thieves left in the saloon were wrapped
iu'.a Chicago Herald of Aug. 28.
! The residence of A. M. Knox, at 39
Summit avenue, was entered by thieves
yesterday afternoon during the absence
of the family, aud $300 worth of jewelry
and silverware carried off. A female
member of the family returned to the
house about 5 o'clock, and, on trying
the door, was surprised to find the door
was held by same one on the inside. She
gave the alarm, but before # the police
arrived the thieves had skipped out the
back way. '.ffff-'f]
Proceedings of the* Last Day's
St. Louis, Sept. s.— The last day of
the series of religious gatherings which
has drawn to St. Louis hundreds of rep
resentative Sunday school workers from
all parts of the world opened as clear
and pleasant as all the preceding that
has been held. The first session began
at 10 o'clock, after the usual hour of
prayer. President Jacobs calling upon
Rev. Alexander Henny, of Philadelphia,
for the opening prayer. At its conclu
sion. George White, of Norwich, Eng.,
addressed the convention upon "The
Systematic Visitation of Sunday
Schools," devoting his remarks to a de
scriptive analysis of the English
method. Following Mr. White, Edward
vers, honorable secretary of the
London Union, described the English
methods of examination of international
diplomas. -
At the afternoon session after prayer
by Rev.' Warren Randolph, Miss Annie
Harlow, of Massachusetts, addressed
the convention on "Primary Class
Methods;" Mrs. W. F. Crafts, of Pitts
burg, Pa., spoke upon "The Application
of Kindergarten Principles to Sunday
School Teaching." and Mrs. J. W. Ford,
of St. Louis, Mo., upon "The Home aud
the Sunday School Class," with special
reference to the aid to be given at home
to children, and even by the children to
the home, as a result of their Sunday
stbool teaching. Rev. George Ship
way, of Englaud. made a brief
address. Solos were rendered by
Miss Green, of Georgia, and others.
The executive committee of the first
world's convention then reported. After
><_-<• wing briefly and in general terms
| the results accomplished since 1889 in
Sunday school work in all the world.the
report recommends the appointment of
a Sunday school work for Japan; also
worker* for the country of Southeast
Europe" which cannot be reached by
English workers purely because of the
antagonisms of nationality.
Wed a Fergus Man.
', St. Cloud, Sept. s.— James M. Davis,
a promiueut merchant of Fergus Falls,
and Miss Judith Dannewold.of this city,
a graduate of the normal school, were
married this morning by Rev. Mr.
Campbell, at the residence of the bride's
parents. -v .
Fair Attendance.
f Chicago* Sept. Total admissions
today were 169,959, of which 140,934
"~ __k ' . - -^_^-
R. T. O'Connor is expected home' to
day after a vacation of two months
, passed in Europe and the East.
~t- ii ii ■ i hih ■'Hiiu » infiii iii ■■■■ i^iTlKirMriT__¥
Senator Harris in the Interest of
Silverites Will Insist ou a
Quornm Every Stewart
Talks to an Empty ' Senate—
Peffer Introduces a Rather Re
markable Bill.
Washington, Sept. s.— During the
meeting of the senate committee on
finance this morning 1 there was an in
formal discussion of the policy to be
pursued with reference to measures now
before the senate which have been re
ported by this committee.* Senator
Voorhees announced in unmistakable
language his determination .to push the
repeal bill as rapidly as possible, and
indicated that this would be done, at
least for the present, without reference
to other bills which the committee has
had under consideration. This is taken
to mean that, whatever truth there may
be in the rumor that the administration
has other- financial plans brewing, or
that Mr. Voorhees is himself anxious to
secure other legislation, all these
schemes will be at least temporarily
held aloof, and the repeal bill given
undivided attention, It is, indeed, as
serted that the more the announced
purpose of the administration to press
bills for the removal of the tax on state
banks and for the coinage of the silver
seignorage is exploited, the less favor it
finds with the advocates of repeal,
and there are those who assert that the
position which the
have assumed against this policy is hav
ing its influence in side-tracking the
state bank tax and seignorage coinage
propositions. The charge is made by
the opponents of repeal, and its truth
is not admitted by the advocates of that
measure. Whatever may be the influ
ences at work, there is no doubt after
Senator Voorhees' declaration in com
mittee that the repeal measure is for
the present to receive the undivided
attention of the senate if Mr. Voorhees
can control the matter, and it is not to
be any way complicated by other ques
tions. Senator Harris also made an
important announcement in the meeting
on behalf, it is supposed, of the oppo
nents of the repeal bill. This was to
the effect that hereafter it was his pur
pose to demand that at all times there
shall be a quorum in the senate. This
announcement is supposed to have
originated in a state of affairs discov
ered In the senate yesterday. After
that - body , t had refused to ,adjpurn„to ;
permit Senator Peffer to postpone his
speech until i this j morning, it became
apparent that a , large majority of the
senators had takeu their departure for
their homes, leaving the senate cham
ber i£ii§&§Sß3B,
and that some at least of the absentees
were those who had announced by their
votes their desire to have' the business
of the senate continue. The silver
men, a majority of whom had voted for
adjournment, soon discovered this situ
ation, and privately entered a protest
with the repeal leaders against the pro
ceeding, as inconsistent and unfair. No
formal action was takeu at the time,
but Mr. Harris' statement to the com
mittee is taken to mean that they have
united for the purpose of insisting upon
a quorum while the senate is in session.
Senator Morgan, in discussing the
resolution which he introduced in the
senate today tor a joint commission,
composed of seven members each of
the senate and the house, said the pur
pose in view was to have the financial
question thoroughly investigated and
reported upon, and a remedy pointed
out if possible. "The present situa
tion," said he, "is about as bad as it can
be. The commission could not, there
fore, do much harm, and it might do
some good."
The resolution was laid upon the
table, and it is possible that it will be
made the subject of a speecn by the
senator. f -
Old Peffer Introduces a Remark
able Bill.
Washington. Sept. s.— lf any par
ticle of interest existed in the mind of
any senator in connection with the legis
lation of 1873, by which the silver dollar
was dropped out of the coinage (remain
ing out until the passage of the Bland-
Allison act), he had an opportunity of
learning from Mr. Stewart every Inci
dent bearing on it before, since and at
the time of Its enactment Mr. Stewart's
ye rslon of that old history differed from
the version given by Mr. Sherman last
week. Little attention was paid to Mr.
Stewart's speech, and at one point of it
he complained that senators were in
the cloak room and not in the chamber.
The most remarkable proposition of
the day was a bill introduced "by re
quest" by Mr. Peffer for a department
of education, and for an appropriation
(in aluminum coins) of 1800.000,000.
Bids for the Walls of the Struct
ure's Basement.
Special to the Globe
Washington, Sept s.— Bids for the
excavation of the basement and walls of
the Fargo public building, opened to
day,* were as follows: L. S. Leach &
Sons, Chicago. $13,583, limestone, time
to complete, four months; C. W. Gin
dele, Chicago, limestone, $12,500.
sandstone, $13,035, 120 days; O.
J. King. Omaha, limestone, $16,785,
sandstone, $17,785, 90 j days; Fos
ter & Smith, Minneapolis, $12,972,
lime or sandstone, three months;
Eggles & Bock, Omaha, sandstone,
$16,275. limestone. $15,575, 100 days: J.
W. Miller. Fargo, limestone, $19,929.
sandstone, $20,909, eighty days; W. C.
Green company, Chicago, limestone,
$13,988, sandstone. $14,700,* 100. days;
Tranile Bros., Minneapolis, $12,771,
lime or saudstone, 130 days.
'.-.,. Kelly Is There.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. 5.— E. S.
Kelly, of Minneapolis, arrived today as
a delegate to the medical congress.
South Dakota Postmasters.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. Fourth-class
postmasters appointed today in South
Dakota were: Henry, Coddington
county, Patrick Walsh; Lebanon, Pot
ter county, Daniel Carroll; Leola, Mc-
Pherson county, Fred Junge Jr.;
Menno, Hutchinson county, Wesley
Douglass; White Rock, Roberts county,
John A. Anderson; Wolsey, Beadie
county, Henry Newton.
Minnesota Postmasters.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. s.— Hon. •E. E.
Price was today appointed postmaster
at Foreston, Mille Lacs county; Frank
K. Hugunin, Kasota, Le Sueur county;
Charles Bird, Mornstown, Rice county;
N. A. Nellermore, Sacred Heart, Ren
ville county. :.?...:
Hassler Confirmed.
Washington", Sept. 5.— executive
session today the nomination of John J.
S. Hassler, of Forest City, S. D., whose
confirmation was objected to yesterday,
was favorably acted upon.
About Indian Schools.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. 5.- Duff Haynie,
Senators Pettigrew and Kyle, will see
Secretary Hoke Smith tomorrow regard
ing Indian schools at Rapid City and
The Arctic Exploring Party —Com
ing Event in the Peary Family. 5
St. John's, 8. F., Sept. Lieut.
Pearv'B Arctic steamer Falcon arrived
y / "^^~~ = **^ : ;
0 V/
here today. She left Peary with his
party all well at the head of Bowdoin
bay. North Greenland, Aug. 20. Reary
had at that time eighty dogs, twenty
tons of whales' meat and eleven deer
o nhand. 'lhen the house was neariy
completed, and the party was living in
it. There were several men employed
daily in carrying stores from the head
quarters to an interior ice camp, where
they were cached in readiness for the
Greenland expedition next spring. The
work was very difficult. Peary proposes
to occupy the time till winter in explor
ing adjacent country and immediately
upon the opening of spring will start on
his great overland journey
Greenland to the northern point
reached by him last year on Indepen
dence bay, and thence he will proceed
as far north as it is possible to get. even
to the pole itself, though this Dart of
the plan is likely to be abandoned, as
he has decided to return next summer
and not remain till 1895. as wa« his
original intention. It has been defi
nitely settled that the Falcon* will
return for him next year. Ex
haustive inquiries concerning Ver
hoeff, who was supposed to have
been killed last year by falling into
a crevasse, were made by the party, but
nothing could be learned of him, and
now no doubt remains as to his fate.
Search was also made for two Nor
wegian scientists who left here last year
in the schooner Ripple to explore
Smith's sound. Nothing was knowuof
them at any of the points touched, so it
is probable that they and the crew of
four men were ail drowned. One inci
dent of this expedition will- be the birth
of a child. Late in September Mrs.
Peary Is expected to become- a mother.
The infant will be the first wliite child
born in this latitude. In fact, it will be
born farther north than the habitation
of any human being of the present day.
State Ticket Named, and Prohibi
tion the Battle Cry.
Dcs Moines, 10., Sept. The Re
publicans who deem prohibition the
most important political question before
the people of lowa held a state conven
tion today, and parted company with the
regular Republican party for the
remainder of this campaign by
nominating a candidate for governor
and repudiating the liquor plank
adopted at the August convention.
Calvary tabernacle contained 300 dele
gates and 1,500 visitors when the con
vention assembled this morning. Rev.
Emory Miller, of Dcs Moines, was made
temporary chairman. The regular com
mittees were appointed, and the con
vention took a recess until 2 o'clock. At
the afternoon session; the temporary
organization was retained. The com
mittee on credentials reported sixty out
of ninety-nine counties represented by
300 delegates. Prominent visitors from
various Darts of the state were admitted
as delegates to the number of a hundred
or more. Judge C. C. Nourse was chair
man of the. committee on resolutions,
and reported a platform In which the
following statement was made:
It is our purpose to repudiate in the
most emphatic manner the doctrine of
the local option or license or any other
device by which the saloon may gain a
legalized existence in lowa.
The proposition embodied in the plat
form to nominate a candidate for gov
ernor provoked a lengthy but one-sided
debate, the sentiment of the convention
being plainly in line with the report of
the committee. B. F. Wright, of Charles
City, explained the object of the nomi
nation. *** '
Other addresses in the same line were
made, and the convention nominated L.
S. Coffin, of Fort Dodge, by acclama
tion. The nominee for governor has
been prominent in the Republican party
for many years. : *
"Written by the Best Authors.
A full list of the Books offered, and
how to get them, will he found on the
V Filth Pace of This Issue.
NO. 240.
St. Paul Bohemians Welcome
a Great Composer
Flattering Public Reception
at C. S. P. S. Hall.
Sons of Bohemia All Join in
the Ovation.
? ZZZ, '■ . .
— 1
The Bohemian citizens of St. Paul
turned out en masse last night to wel2
come Antonln. Dvorak, the great lloJ
hemian composer of music. An informal!
reception was tendered him at C. S. PJ
S. hall, corner West Seventh street and!
Western avenue. J
Although thero was no formally gow
ten up programme, an impromptu oris
was rendered by Straka's orchestra ami
i several members of the company. Thej
orchestra played a march.* which opened
the evening, and then Antonin Jurka)
delivered the address of welcome. This!
was followed by more music, and then]
many of the citizens who were present?
were introduced to the honored guest of]
the occasion. Emil Straka gave a violin}
solo, which was rendered in his usual!
fine style. There was some excellent!
singing, after which came more music
by the orchestra, under the direction of
Prof. Emil Straka. and for the rest of
the evening the guests just enjoyed
themselves in an "informal way, and
chatted pleasantly with one another of
the greatest musicians, and at the same'
time one of the most genial men that it
is often one's good fortune to meet.
When Prof. Dvorak entered the hall!
the orchestra under the leadership of;
Prof. Emil Straka struck up the overr
ture "'Light Cavalry." trom Suppe. "j
Prof. Jurka, of St. Paul, made the
welcome speech, in which be paid a
glowing tribute to Dr. Antonin Dvorak,
after which the composer was pre
sented with a beautiful bouquet by
Miss Autonia Klecatsky. j
Dr. Antonin Dvorak made a response.)
in which he thanked the Bohemians of,
St. Paul for their hospitality.
E. M. Povolney welcomed Mm'
Dvorak. - |
Prof. Jurka gave a declamation, "Ja.:
jseme Cech." Then came a duet byi
the Misses Katie Kovarik and Emma!
llenich, "Ja Ces Rajsen." This was;
followed by Rohemian melodies by Jo
seph Kovarik, professor in the Conserv
atory of Music of New York.
The committee in charge of last
night's reception was composed of V.;
Safranek, M. Cech, Mr. Scala, A. Jurka.j
A. O. Nepil and E. M. Povalney. They
are entitled to much credit for the ex-'
cellent arrangements made at such a
short notice. ,
Prof. Dvorak is accompanied by hia
wife and Prof. Joseph Kovarik, wpo arei
also gue3tß of Father Rynda. j
Antonin Dvorak was born in Kralup.J
near Prague, in Bohemia, in 1841. Ha
is the most talented of an entirely new(
and modern school of Bohemian com<;
posers, and on account of his great .
ability he has always been a great favor^
ite with Liszt. On several occasions lie
has been called to England to rendei
his own compositions, some of the most
notable of which are his "Stabaf
Mater," and his wonderful symphonies. 1
On the occasion of one these visits thei
faculty of the Oxford university con-'
ferred upon him the degree of aoctoe
of music in recognition of his merito
rious services to the musical world. 1
Dvorak has recently been appointed •
he director of the National Coussrva-,
tory of Music at New York city, at a
salary of $18,000 a year. He has been
spending his vacation with Mr. Kovarik*'
on his farm near Spillville, 10., ami
while in this city is the guest of Fathej
John Ryuda, the Bohemian priest. H« .
promises to give America some new na
tional music, his idea being that the
songs of the negro in the South might
make very good foundations for som< -
American national music.
On August 13, Bohemia's day at th«
world's fair, he took a very prominent
part in the proceedings. A Chicago
paper speaks thus of his wonderful pep
formance on that day: \
At 13 o'clock the chief exercises of tha
day were held in Festival hall, which
was packed with 8,000 people anxious W
see the famous Antonin Dvorak and*
listen to his compositions as played un-<
der the Influence of his own baton b$
the great World's Fair orchestra of 11^
pieces. With.the exception of an ad'
dress by Lieut. Gov. Charles Jonas, of
Wisconsin, the programme was devoted.

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