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The Man Who Has Written
Threatenng Letters
Run to Earth by Detectives
in the Capital City.
But Did It Simply as a Mat-
ter of Business,
Washington, Dec. 25.— Joseph Don
jon, the man who has been writing
threatening letters to a numberof prom
inent public men during the last two
Wt-eks, is in jail tonight. He walked
into the detective bureau of James A.
McDevitt Hits afternoon asking for
food. The detective took him to a
collee house aud had something pre
pared for him to eat. Meantime he
questioned him, and learned enough
to lix his identity. He started towards
the station house with his man, and
on the way met Deteciive Ned Weedon
and George Boyd. in whose hands
lie plact-d him. It will be remembered
that a letter from this man to Senator
Mills a few days ago caused the sena
tor's son, Charles H. Mills, to secure
leave from the authorities to go armed
for the protection of his father. This
was the cause of bringing the man's
acts more prominently before the pub
lic. For several months past he has
been writing similar letters to a number
ot prominent public men, aniomr
whom were Vice President Steven
son, Senator Gorman, Senator Mills,
Senator Sherman and as the man hiui-
Eelf claims, President Cleveland and
Secretary of War Lainont. As long ago
as during the fight over the silver ques
tion in the senate, Vice President
Stevenson received letters almost daily
from Donjon, who was then iv Newark,
N. J. No attention was paid to them,
and they were consigned to the waste
basket. The vice president today re
ceived one which was dated from 404
Leigh street, this city. A number of
reporters were at the First precinct sta
tion to see the man, and he
to all of tliem. He is twenty-eight
years old, about five feet ten inches in
beigfit, weights 180 to I'M pounds, is
Bark and sallow, lias a greasy com
plexion, smail dark moustache, ami
has a rather sloucliy look about him.
He has drooping eyelids, which usually
accompany a brooding and melancholy
disposition. The man's manner of re
lating his story gives ample evidence
that he does not belie his appearance
iv this respect. He talks very ration
ally, and with a rather studied effort to
avoid any appearance of bitterness or
the expression of any anarchistic views.
Donion is an Austrian by birth, and
lays stress upon the assertion that he
Is a Catholic, and professes a degree of
piety. His story is that lie came to this
country when fifteen years of age. and
has been a telegraph operator iv the
old country. He manifested consider
able pride in his nationality, but denies
With a spirit the public statement that
he is a "Pollock." He gave up tele
graphing when he came to this country
because there was some slight differ
ence in the instruments and in the
alphabet. "Under those circumstances,"
he continued, "if I had secured a job
they would have seutme to some remote
Office in the far West
and other dangerous creatures." He
became a bench molder after he came
here and claimed to have worked at
Salem, Or., as well as in the wire mills
at Johnstown, at the time of the great
flood there, but was in Pittsburg on that
particular occasion. Later, with his
father, inothtr and brother, he went to
Newark. N. J., and last May, having
been longer out of employment, went
west to Washington and Idaho and
prospected tor gold there. He
tells of a rather fearful tale
of tlie dangers he encountered from
rough miners in that country, and says
that do man who was not willing to
spend his earnings in drunkenness and
debauchery was permitted to stay there.
He went back to Newark, and claims to
have been endeavoring to secure work
there ever since, tie says that he lived
with h ; s father and mother and brother
at 128 Burnett street. This agrees with
the address of the earlier letters re
ceived from him. He claims that his
father and brother went to Florida to
take up land, but that he did not think
it wort'i while to go, as he could get
nothing to do anywhere. With con
siderable emphasis he denied that he
is an anarchist or socialist, or ever
attended any meetings of those bodies,
but contends that he was prevented
from securing employment, because he
was not a member of the Knights ot
Labor or any other labor uuion. As to
the letters that he has been writing he
claims t,nat he was incited to write them
receiving $100 for doing it. Asked as to
the character of the persons who did
this, he disclaimed that they were an
archists, or they formed any associa
tion. They were merely private per
sons. He also denied that tiiere were
any threats in the letters he had writen,
or any references whatever to dynamite.
"1 never saw dynamite, and would not
know.it if I saw it," he said. When
asked what right he had to compose
Bucli letters at the bidding of others, he
Bimply inquired, "What right have you
to write down what I am telling you ?"
*\lt was simply a business 1 went into
to make a living, just as you write news
for tlie newspapers."
He claimed that all that was con
tained in any of the letters was a propo
sition to each of the men addressed to
forward him the cost of transportation
and an otfer to come on there and make a
business proposition to them. This was
after be found that there was no
york to be had, and he intimates that
he had s plan to better affairs. As to
what this plan is, he decliues to say
anything, but will probably make a
•tatemeut of it later at his trial. The
man came to Washington three days
ago from Baltimore. Night before last
he applied at the police station for lodg
ing, and the officer in charge directed
him to the municipal lodging house
next d< or to the station house, where he
slept that night, and
to pay for the lodging, filth reference
to this, Donjon is very earnest in his
assertion that it is the tirst time he ever
slept in such a place. The Washington
police had no description of the man at
that time in their posession. Yesterday
he tell in with a German on a bench in
one ot the public parks in this city.
The man was drunk, but spoke some
words of c icouragement to him, and
io!d him that he was out of work, but
gave him a quarter and hoped that he
might soon find something to do. He
thought the best thine he could do with
the quarter was to eet some postal
cards aud make another effort to
secure answers from those to
whom lie had been sending
He took lodgings at 304 Tenth street in
this city, and slept there last night.
This is the address on the postal card
received from him today. Ilis story is
that he waited about this place all today
for some one to appear in reply to his
postal cards, but that no one came. He
then determined, he says, to start out to
look for Chief Drutumond. He was
very much disturbed and astonished at
the character of the publications in the
newspapers regarding the letters he
wrote from Baltimore last week, but
wanted to see the authorities and
With this in mind he stopped at the
detective office of James A. .McDevitt.
Hi- knew perfectly well that he would
be arrested when he made himself
known to the authorities, but this did
not seem to disturb him. The man
speaks very good English, but with a
strong German accent. He is evidently
well educated, and says he has spent
much time iv re ading scientific works
on electricity, chemistry and kindred
topics. In reply to a question, he said
he had also read works on political
economy and social science, but has
tened to add that they were not such as
were given out by the socialist and an
archist associations in New York city.
The police officials say it is not prob
able that his hearing will take place
tomorrow, and it may be delayed sev
eral days. The letters from him which
they now have iv their possession do
not contain threats of a character that
would be likely to make a case against
him on that charge. It is believed,
however, that threatening letters can
be secured from among the earlier ones
he wrote, if any of them have been
preserved. If they have not, it may be
necessary to proceed against him on a
charge of using the mails to defraud.
The man tells a connected story, but
the police put no faith in his assertion
that he was incited to write the letters
by other persons.
Jesuits May Not Return to Ger
Rome, Dec. 25.— The Associated Press
correspondent in this city has had an
interview with a German ecclesiastic
who occupies a leading position in
Rome, on the subject of the recent vote
in the German reichstag upon the
question of re-admitting members of
the Society of Jesus to Germany. The
distinguished prelate referred to be
lieves that the German federal council,
which is a sort of senate, will uot ratify
the vote of the reiohstag, saying:
"An aristocratic and conservative
spirit prevails in the former assembly,
and it should not be foigotten that in
Prussia a large portion of the nobility
and of the patrician class Js Lutheran.
The emperor himself is au ardent and
well nieb militant pietist, and would
not see with a favorable eye the return
ot the Jesuits, implying, as it would, a
triumph of Catholic aspirations. Never
theless, the vote of the reichstag con
stitutes a good precedent. In the event
of the motion being rejected by the
federal council it will be brought for
ward again later on, and, indeed, as
many times as necessary, until by dint
of perseverance and constancy all ob
stacles are overcome."
The correspondent then asked the
prelate how it was that certain groups
in the reichstasr, calling themselves
Conservatives, had voted aeainst the
return of the Jesuits, wnose action had
invariably been in support or conserva
tive ideas.
He replied that it was chiefly the Con
servatives of the Prussian provinces
who had voted in this manner, and tliev
did so out of fear of noi being re
"And the Socialists?" the correspond
ent asked. "Why dia they vote in favor
ot the Jesuits, knowing that the latter
are their enemies?"
"No doubt/ replied the ecclesiastic,
"because they dread, on their own
account, legislative measures; and on
principle they refused to authorize the
employment of weapons against the
Society of Jesus which might some day
be used against them."
"Have you noticed," the correspond
ent finally asked, "the violent tone of
the articles published by the Osserva
tore Romano and the Voce Delia Verita
agaiiiSt the German deputy, Herr
Lieber, who declared, on behalf of tne
center, that the infallibility of the pope
could not turn German Catholics from
their duty to their emperor and their
country, in the event of danger to the
Fatherland! Does the deputy's asser
tion fully desire the the blame bestowed
upon it by those two papers, which are
generally held to represent the views of
the Vatican, and does ilerr Liebert's
statement olfend domna!"
"Not in the least," replied the eccle
siastic. "1 see nothing reprehensible
in Uerr Lieber's statement. The re
proach is constantly leveled asrainst
German Catholics that they cannot be
good patriots because of the obedience
they owe to the pope, who is a foreign
er. Now, Herr Lieber desired to refute
this charge by making an explicit state
ment, and his declaiation, in my opin
ion, is in no way incompatible with
Want Free Lumber.
Washington, Dec. 25.— Information
received here indicates that the Cana
dian government is taking no chances,
and is at work to secure the retention
of lumber on the free list in the Wilson
bill. The opposition of certain inter
ests to placing lumber on the free, list
has aroused the Canadian government,
and Mr. Courtney, deputy mini ster of
finance, has been sent here to look : afte r
the Dominion's interests. The argu
ment that Is being used to overcome the.
opposition to free lumber is that in case
this provision is eliminated from the
Wilson bill an export duty will be
levied by the Canadian government on
logs ami lumber.
The Globe Interviews the Great
! v Objector— Indian Title to
Lands a Humbug-How the
Bill Making Pensions a
•'Vested Right" Slipped
Through— Chinese Will Regis
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 25.— "What Is the
object, Mr. Ilulman, in striving to abol
ish the Indian agencies throughout me
West?" asked the Globe correspondent
Of the great objector from Indiana.
"The object is economy. The Demo
cratic party is pledged to an economical
administration of the government, and
when the entire system of Indian
agencies is broken up, one of the most
useless as well as tne most extravagant
sources of expenditure will be dried at
its source. What reason now exists for
not alloting lands in severalty to the
Indians all over the country, furnishing
them with a complete agricultural outfit
aud saying to them: 'Either go to work
or starve,' as we say to the average
American citizen?
"There has Deen a vast amount of
sentimental humbug throughout all
American history as to the noble red
man. Now the time seems to be rapidly
approaching when it has got to cease.
The idea that the Indian somehow has
vested rights, in some indefinite and
gauzy manner, in being supported by
taxation levied upon his white brother,
is a vicious one, and has got to be put to
rest. He has got to learn by a hard
and rugged experience, that he has
nothing but his own efforts to rely upon.
Many of the Indian tribes are rich in
lands and stock and money. Whatever
is rightfully and legally theirs should
be given to them, and the nation must
gradually withdraw from the position
of indulgent guardian to them. What
my bill proposes will not injure, but
benefit the Indian. It simply consol
idates several agencies into one. thus
reducing the expenses which have here
tofore been considered necessary. It
reduces the number of official positions
not only, but it reduces the possibilities
of fraud upon the Indians themselves
to the minnimum.
"I do not kuow what the committee
will do. There are strong influences at
work to DerDetu ite the evils of the pres
ent Indian system. Rascality sometimes
in this imperfect world secures vested
rights. One never can tell how many
sections a ring may have, or how vast
its ramifications may be. 1 am pre
pared now, as always, to strike useless
or extravagant expenditures by the
government wherever )t is possible.
This bill is only the beginning. It
means the gradual wiping out of the
Indian office as a governmental bureau.
It will take years and courage to ac
complish it. I, of course, will not live
to witness the end. But of this lam
quite sure, this is the beginning of the
How a Measure Which Was Op
posed Recame a Law.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 25.— The Martin
amendment to the deficiency bill which
makes pensions "a vested right." and
practically forbids due pension commis
sioner from suspending any pension
until upon the notice to the pensioner,
has become a law by receiving the
signature of the president.
It was first introduced as an inde
pendent measure by Mr. Voorhees in
the senate, and Mr. Martin (both Demo
crats) in the house. It met with the
most strenuous opposition from mem
bers of the committee on invalid pen
sions in the latter body. Maj. Baldwin,
of the Sixth Minnesota district, was par
ticularly pronounced in his opposition
to the measure while in committee. Mr.
Martin discovered that it was a question
if the measure would not be defeated as
an independent bill, and was also afraid
that even in case of its passage it might
meet with a presidential veto. He
therefore proceeded by indirection to
inject the bill as an amendment into the
body of a most urgent deficiency bill.
In this manner it met with the smallest
possible discussion, and became a law.
The opponents of the measure are
now kicking themselves that a more
decided opposition was not made to the
measure, even to the extent of postpon
ing the appropriations until after the
holiday recess.
Bill to Repeal Certain Permanent
Washington, D. C. Dec. 23.— A
subject which will receive some con
sideration at the hands of the committee
on appropriations of the house this ses
sion of congress is embodied in the bill
introduced by Representative Sayers,
its chairman, entitled a bill "to repeal
certain laws relating to permanent and
indefinite appropriations." Bills having;
this object in view have appeared
perennially dming the past ten years,
but for various reasons they have failed
of enactment The object of reDealing
these permanent appropriations, and
having congress pass upon the matters
covered by them each year, is that it
will conduce to a more thorough and
careful examination of Hems of ap
propriation than is obtainable under
the present system, by which accounts
are audited and passed upon by the
accounting officers, and where no
opportunity is left for secrutiny by
congressional committess. At the
same time, objection is made against
the changes proposed by the bill, be
cause of the injustice that would result
to claimants entitled to amounts paid
them under the present system, witnout
recourse to specific congressional legis
lation. The bill now before the com
mittee excludes from its provisions vari
ous laws, therein specified, including
the sinking funa and others, With ap
propriations under which amount to
many millions of dollars, roughly esti
mated at about one-third of the total
permanent appropriations. The total
annual permanent appropriations for
the fiscal year 1894 were $113,444,630, and
1 ftlw estimates tor ww, 1101,074,680. T lie
committee has referred the bill to Sec
retary Carlisle for his views on the
changes proposed by it, and the several
accounting officers of the department
will be asked to submit their opinions
before any recommendation is made in
the matter by the secretary.
Ten years ago Secretary Manning, In
a communication to congress on this
subject, expressed the opinion that,
while the general features of the bill
appeared to be such as ought to receive
the sanction of the department, he was
confronted with such a diversity of
opinions on the part of the accounting
officers regarding the enactment of the
law, in the form then presented, that he
felt reluctant to advance any view*
other than to say that the general prop
osition to substitute SDecinc or annual
appropriations for those of a permanent
or indefinite nature met his approval.
The matter was brought to the atten
tion of ihe department officials again in
ISSB. and its opinion requested on the
changes proposed. It appears, however,
from the records, that no opinion was
expressed at that Ume, Acting Secretary
Thompson merely transmitting the re
ports of the several accounting officers
on the bill aud a statement ot expend
itures culled for.
Again, in IS9O, the matter #a3 re
ferred to the treasury department, and
Secretary Windoin wrote a letter in
which he said an examination of the
law under which such appropriations
were provided elicited the fact that a
large portion of the indefinite appropri
ations should stand without repeal on
ttie principle of economy and dispatch
in the work ot the government, as now
performed, as well as in equity to claim
ants to relieve them of the hardships
of awaiting annual appropriations by
congress, in many instances of mon«y
belonging 10 them, but covered into the
treasury of the United States as mis
cellaneous receipts, which should be
paid on demand. Moreover, he said, a
law of general character repealing the
appropriations and naming the excep
tions was inadvisable. Any such law
should name especially the appropria
tions to be repealed.
Celestials Will Accept the Op-
port unity to Register.
Washington-. Dec. 25. — Senator
White, of California, who had given
close attention to the Chinese question,
in all its phases, expressed the opinion
that Chinese residents of this country
will accept the oDportunity to register
under the new law extending the Geary
act. and says that mauy of the Chinese
have so assured him. The senator says
that the only thing that stood in the
way of their registering under the pro
visions of the Geary law before the
time for registration was extended by
the present congress, was the op
position of the Six Companies,
which made the tight against the con
stitutionality of the enactment, and
meantime prevented the Chinese froia
complying with the law. JJow that the
supreme court of the United States has
decided upon the constitutional points,
and has confirmed the right of congress
to legislate in the matter, and in view of
the fact that this government has shown
a disposition to act leniently with the
Chinese already here, it is supposed
that the Six Companies will withdraw'
their opposition to registration and per?
Mit compliance with the law, especially
as they have been warned that refusal
will result in wholesale deportation,
which would be ruinous to their in
terests. Furthermore, it is understood
that some of the managers of the Six
Companies have expressed their acquies
cence in the law. It is also stated that
the Chinese government will urge com
Senator White says' there has been
more talk about the objection of the
Chinese to having their photographs
taken for filing with their certificates
than was justified, and that it has largely
died out since the exclusion bill became
a law. He thinks, therefore, that the
Chinese did not feel so much repug
nance to having their pictures taken as
was represented. The belief is general
among the California people that the
Chinese will, submit to this exaction,
and the present marshal of Southern
California is so entirely convinced on
this point that he has established a
photograph gallery in Los Angalesfor
the especial purpose of photographing
the Chinamen when the rush shall
begin. The senator also states that
there is no especial feeling among the
the Americans of California upon the
subject, because they think the act will
be enforced, and they are willing to
submit to the presence of the Chinese
now here, providing it be understood
that no more are to be imported. .»
Many Applicants for a Desirable
Position. v. •.:;:;.„'•• .*■■>
Washington, Dec. .25. — There. Is.
good reason to believe that the appoint-'
ment of the successor of Public Printer ;
Palmer so long delayed, will be made
in the course of the next few days. ,
Mayor-elect Hopkins, of Chicago, is
here in behalf of Mr. McCabe, the
Chicago candidate for the place, and
William Hyde, formerly part owner of .
the St. Louis Republic, who was post- V
master of the Mound City during the
first administration of Mr. Cleveland, j
and likewise a candidate for the public .
printership, is also in the city. . There}
are a dozen other candidates for this
position, which is exceedingly desir
able, and eagerly sought after on ac
count of the enormous patronage con- 5
nected with it, amounting to over 3,000 '
places outside of the pale of , the curil
service law. Among • them are eK-
Public Printer Benedict, of New Fork,
John Cox, of Baltimore, and Victor
Baughmau, of Frederick, Md. ;:.'. j.".^
Gen. Coleman Protests. - •'- t
Washington, Dec. 25. — A telegram
has been received at the war depart
ment from Gen. D. C. Coleman, of > St.
Louis, protesting against the award ot a
medal of honor to Gen. Dennis L.Klrby
for service at the battle of Chicamauga.
Gen. Coleman commanded the Eighth
Missouri volunteers, of which ; KifhJ?
was the major. Gen. Coleman conceded
Gen. Kirby's bravery, but says that a
reward for service on that occasion is
due to Capt. Neil, rather that Geu.
Kirby. " ~ --, -•"
Will Whistle Their Orders. £'
Washington, Dec. .'2s.— Tho major--'
general commanding the United States
army has approved part of the new
tactics providing for officer's ' giving .
commands under certain circumstances
by whistles instead Jbf~ by wo.d ()f
mouth. The whistles are to be placed
in the crosspieces of the guards: of tUe
swords, and an order has been issued to
the commanding officers of ; the Spring
field armory and the. Rock lslan<l-arsi
nal to make this alteration as^rompUy
,as possible. ■ . . " >-^-^ p^ |
Gov. Fallback Writes of the Law
less StatQ of Affairs in the In
dian Territory, Claiming That
It Is a Veritable School for
Crime, and the Government
Should Take Action.
Sm.em, Or,. Dec. 25.— Gov. Pennoyer
today addressed the followiug letter to
President Cleveland;
"The extraoidinary circumstances
which erect the return of this holiday
must be my excuse for writinir you.
Today is the first Christmas in the his
tory of Oreeon when more than two
thirds of its people are without employ
ment, and more than one-third are with
out sufficient means of support. Busi
ness is almost completely stagnated.
Money is not to be obtained, and debtors
are powerless to avoid seizure of their
property and their homes to satisfy at
a small percentage of their value
the claims of creditors. Reported ap
peals have been made to me as governor
of Oreeon, to assemble the legislature
in order to alleviate this condition or
affairs, and prevent the impending
calamity. The redress is, however,
not iv our hands, but in yours, and
hence this appeal to you. The laws of
congress, which have discriminated
against silver, and made gold alone full
leiral tender money, giving to the money
lender the privilege of refusing both
the silver dollar and silver certificate,
more than one-half of the national
currency as absolute debt paying
money, are the sole causes of the de
cline of values, paralysis of business
and consequent impoverishment of the
great army of wage . workers, and the
impending starvation of their wives and
children. If, when you stood upon the
Eastern portico of the capitol on the
fourth of last March, you had an
nounced to the people that you would
speedily convene congress in extra ses
sion to carry out the pledges of the plat
form to which you gave your assent,
and upon which you were elected, and
which declared for the use of both
gold and silver as standard money
; without discrimination against either
metal, the wide-spread revision of busi
ness, which has diminished the value of
the property of the nation by fully.one
half, would never have occurred. And
if now you would give such advice to
congress the further downward tend-,
ency would be checked, and with favor
able congressional legislation business
would again i revive and prosperity
would again visit our land. It is honor
able to carry out the pledges of the
party to ".the people, awl is It not most
dishonorable not to do so? : . -A
' • THE RESPONSIBILITY-^ ; ;. ■.-;.
lies entirely with you. Complete obedi
ence of/the lower house of congress to
your wishes has been observed through
out the world. It would be your behest,
and in this the senate would give you
support. "You are a father, and you no
doubt feel grateful to God when you,
upon retiring to rest, look upon your
sleeping babes in their couches, the
pictures of health, consequent upon
their having sufficiency of food and
clothing. 'I pray*- you, however,
to enlarge ■ the scope of
your vision and behold, as you
eau in many . and many a cot, children
loved as much by their parents as yours
are by you, weak and sickly from in
sufficient food and clothing; the inno
[ cent victims of vicious financial legisla
■ tion, whose sleeping forms are bathed
i by the scalding tears of mothers bend
ing over them in sorrow and despair;
and there resolve, as you should, to
faithfully carry out the pledges which
your party g ye to a confiding people.
If you will do so God will bless you, and
a grateful nation will applaud you."
Got. Fishback 80 Terms the In-
dian Territory.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec 25.— Gov.
Fishback has written a letter to Presi
dent Cleveland complaining of the fact
that the Indian territory is an asylum
for dangerous criminals of all kinds.
The letter is in part as follows:
: Executive Office, Little Rock, Ark.—
To the President: Tne developments
incident to the recent robbery and
murder at Oliphant, in this state, ren
der it proper, it seems to me, that 1
should call your attention to the dan
gerous relation which the Indian Terri
tory west of us occupies to the states of
the Union, and especially to the adja
cent stater of Arkansas, Kansas, Texas
and Oklahoma territory. Upon the
gerson of of one of the captured robbers
was found a map of the route that they
had taken from the Indian territory,
175 miles to the scene of the rob
bery, and also a map of the country
around Chattanooga, Term., showing
that another robbery was contemplated
at or near that city. I have good reason
to suspect that a very large percentage
of the bank and train - robberies
which take place east of the Allegheny s
aud west of the .Rocky mountains are
organized or originate in the Indian
territory. Let me add that the refuge
which this sparsely" settled rendezvous
of outlaws affords to criminals is a
constant temptation to crime in all the
country around.' During:' the past
twelve months there have issued from
the states of Arkansas, Texas, Kansas
and Oklahoma territory sixty-one requi
sitions upon the Indian territory authori
ties for fugitives, while we have reason
to believe that as many more are hiding
among their comrades in crime in this
"asylum; of -j criminals. Criminals who
find a refuge in this territory are rapidly
converting the Indian territory into a
school of crime. The federal jail at
Forth Smith is at all seasons nearly full
of prisoners from this territory,' and
the federal-: court holds sessions
'continuing: , through nearly every
month in the year. This state of semi
clfcaos and the farces of government
which exist in this territory suggest
the. very serious question whether, the
. time 'has not arrived for the federal gov
etiunent to assert its right of eminent
"domain over this part of ; the national
domain, art4-to change its political re
lations with the United States. Not
only the public goods but public safety,
as "well as the highest interests of the
Indian himself, demands the suggested
Change. Respectfully, ■
M \ : W. M. FISHBACK. . -
y£ ;. . • Governor of Arkansas.
Dunn, of Princeton Union, and
Hunt, of Mankato Free Press,
in It for Blood— Bob Has the
Prestige of Pine Land Decis
ion, and Lemuel Points to His
World's Fair Record— Go It
Tiga, Setza 'Em Bowser— Pine
Land Comments.
Will the Editors Stick?
Northfield News.
Journalistic candidates for state
honors are blooming early. Both L. P.
Hunt, of the Mankato Free Press, and
R. C. Dunn, of the Princeton Union,
are out for the position of state auditor.
If the newspaper men would stand to
gether, one would surely win. But it
is not likely that they will so stand.
Count us for an editor every time; we
even favor Democratic editors as candi
dates for the postoffices in the different
He Prodded.
Midway News.
The pine land people no doubt hoped
to be able to so exercise their "pull"
upon the governor as to enable them to
slip tne real issue, but in that they evi
dently had not taken due account of
Mr. Dunn's prodding abilities. It has
become proverbial that he has ever since
prodded the governor on the subject,
lie was right, and he knew he was
Old Enough to Know Better.
Wftbasba Herald.
"Bob" Dunn, of Princeton, is enjoy
ing quite a boom for the nomination for
state auditor on the Republican ticket.
Mr. Dunn deserves a better fate than to
be butchered to make a Democratic
holiday, but if he insists on running
against the man whom the Democrats
will nominate hia blood be on his own
head, lie is old enough to know better.
Hunt Is in It.
St. Peter Herald.
L. P. Hunt, of Mankato, is in the
field for the office of state auditor. He
is making a strong fight for the positi ;n,
and, unless we are deceived, will come
pretty near getting the nomination.
Hunt has the happy faculty of usually
getting what he wants.
Wants to Support Bob.
Todd County Argus.
Our esteemed friend, R. C. Dunn, is
named as a very good man for state
auditor. It would give us great pleas
ure to support him, and we would feel
certain when he got into the office its
affairs would be honestly and fearlessly
Bob Lead the Fight.
Lake Crystal TJuion.
The Minnesota pins land ring has
been struck with a club. By the little
turn of affairs several thousand dollars
of stolen money will be returned to the
state treasury. Bob Dunn lead the
tight agaiust the crowd.
At Bob Dana's Mercy.
Eden Valley Journal.
Mr. Biertnann stated his defense of
his official act clearly, and justified his
action by a long-established precedent,
but the courts have decided against
him. and he is at the mercy of Bob
Hunting lor It.
Redwood Gazette.
L. P. Hunt, editor of the Mankato
Free Press, who ha 9 just dropped a
state '.job as world : s fair superintend
ent, is said to be after the state
Pugnacious Bob.
Faribault Pilot
Bob Dunn, the pugnacious ed'.tor of
the Princton Union, deserves unstinted
praise for the persistent and successful
fight he has made against the pine land
Bob Mustn't Gat "Stuck Up."
Fairmont Sentinel.
If Bob Dunn keeps his head level,
don't get "stuck up" and "saws wood"
he will be nominator for state auditor
by acclamation.
Breeze Oat of His Sails.
Hlnckley Enterprise.
The statement is a clear and convinc
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ing exposition of the facts in the case,
and takes the breeze from Bob Dunn's
A Rognlar Ferret.
Sleepy Eye Herald.
For once in the history of the state
has justice been done. Bob Dunn de
serves much credit for his indomitable
courage in ferreting out fraud.
Not in Danger.
Canton Leader.
It would be a mistake to nominate
either one [for state auditor] ani we ap
prehend there is not much danger of it.
Comments on His Explanation of
the Pine Land Sale.
There is nothing in the case to show
that Auditor Bierruann profited person
ally by the sale or that it was out of the
usual course of procedure in such cases.
—Rochester Post.
We understand that the case is now
pending in the supreme court, and to
our thinking, there, and there alone, is
the place for Mr. Biermann to look for
a vindication.— Lac gui Parle County
We do not hold Mr. Bierraann guilty
of any intentional wrong, but as a Dem
ocrat it was his duty to reform the
wrongs of his predecessors instead of
following in their footsteps. It was a
sin of omission.— St. Peter Herald.
The Monitor is pleased that these
facts have come out. placing the state
auditor in a proper light. This paper
condemned him when it had heard only
the other side, but it seems that the
story of the other side isn't to be en
tirely relied upon.— Swift County Mou
We do not assume to deubt that there
have been numerous frauds perpetrated
in connection with the sale of Minne
sota Dine, but doubt if almost the only
Democratic officer in the state is re
sponsible for all of It.— Le Koy Inde
State Auditor Biermann has made
public his promised statement of his
side of the famous C. A. Smith pine
land case. There is much in it to show
that he was doing what he supposed to
be right and acting in accordance with
the law.— Milie Lacs County Times.
It would appear that if the sale made
by Mr.Bierniiinn was illegal then similar
sales made by the auditors who have
preceded him must be illegal, although,
of course, the conrt could take notice
only or the case before it.— lied Wing
State Auditor Biermann made a clear
and concise statement of all his acts in
the pine land case about which so much
has been said and done, and it ought to
convince any fair-minded man that he
at least had no connection with wrong
doing, if there was any iv the case.—
New Ulm News.
State Auditor Biermann thoroughly
vindicates himself concerning his con
nection with the sale of pine land in
Mille Lacs count}', over which there has
been considerable controversy, yet he
has a good deal of so-called cheek in
sending a four-column pamphlet article
relative thereto to the country papers.
— Gaaylord Hub.
We have read it [the auditor's state
ment] carefully and are perfectly sat
isfied that there is nothing in the case
to impeach Mr. Biermann's integrity or
fidelity to the public welfare. The most
that cau be said is that he accepted the
valuation and records of his predecessor
as correct and followed in the policy
laid down and carried out by his depart
ment.—Maukato Review.
State Auditor Biermann gives a very
plausible explanation of his alleged un
lawful sale of pine. He shows that he
simply followed the practice of all his
Republican predecessors, and yet the
Republican papers are giving him
sheol. To us Mi. Biermann's defense
is a strong one, and he forces one to the
conclusion that if his sale of section 2G,
etc., was contrary to law, so was every
sale made for several years in the same
manner, and they are many. — Belle
Plaiue Herald.
Wolf Hunt in Miuneaoolis.
Buluth Commonwealth.
Five hundred men are out on a wolf
catching expedition in Minneapolis to
day. They are covering the suburbs
only. The wild beasts do not penetrate
to the center of town.
Profane Advice.
East Grand Forks Courier
This is a progressive age, and the man
who doesn't progress had better make
way for that noble being who neither
toils nor spins, atid tells his creditors to
go to h— l.
A Complete Set of
World's Fair Parts for
40 Cents.
See the 6th Page.
NO. 360.
He Steals a March on Peixo«
to's War Ships.
Will Be Forced to Help Him
Do Battle.
And on the Road to Meet the
Rebel Forces and
[CopyriKht. IPO3. by the Associated Press.]
Pei:nambuco. Dec. 25.— situation
of affairs has very materially changed
in this city within the last few hours.
Until this morning Pernambuco be
lieved that its harbor was to be the
scene of the first big naval battle be
tween the Republica, Admiral Mello's
best war ship, and the Aquidaban. her (
companion rebel ship, on the one side,
and the Nictheroy, President Peixoto's
dynamite gun cruiser, on the other.
This belief was simply justified by
the report received a « few days on
apparently good authority, that the
Republica and ". the Aquidaban
had been seen off the Brazil
ian coast headed northward, and ap
parently bound for Pernambuco.as if to
take the Nictheroy by surprise and
compel her to fight without a chance to
put to sea. The news received here this
of affairs. The rebel war ships, it was
then learned, were not on their way to
Pernambuco, but, on the contrary, had
sailed towards the mountainous and
rugged island of Fernando de Noronha,
where there is a large convict settle
ment. The island, despite its ruirged
ness, possesses considerable fertility,
and its several harbors, defended by
forts, would enable Mello to make a
vigorous resistance if attacked. i ..
The revolutionary admiral's object in
going to Fernando de Noronha, which is
over 100 miles from the main coast of
Brazil, is to compel so many able-bodied
convicts as he can find in the settlement
to go aboard his vessels and join their
crows: It is said that he expects to
secure not less than 1.000 men in this
way. Upon the receipt of this news
aboard the Nictheroy there was great
activity . noticeable. Members of the
crew were sent ashore in small boats to
search through the town for such of the
Nictheroy's men as had been allowed to
leave the land, .and to ' v -' : ■'-iv
--<_... IIUKKY THEM BACK "'-' - '-'
to the ship. The commanding officer of
the Nictheroy had apparently received
full instructions as to how lie should act
in such an emergency, and these in
structions.it is believed, were to the ef
fect that, if he became convinced that
the report of the coming to Pernanibuco
of the Kepublica and the Aquidaban
proved to be untrue, and that these ves
sels, instead of seeking, were evading,
fight, he should lose no further time, but
put to sea. at once and force them
into a naval contest for superiority.
This view oi the case proved to be cor
rect, for . this afternoon when all the
men belonging to the Nicthercy's crew
had been gotten aboard the government
battle ship,sht! weighed anchor.steamed
out to sea, and headed her nose for the
northeast. The Associated Press corre
spondent is reliably informed that the
Nictheroy's destination is the island of
Fernando de Noronha. \ If this informa
tion is correct, the long-expected. sea
battle between the revolutionist and
government war vessels will in all
probability be fought within a short
Seeking to Avoid an Kngiue a Man
Is Instantly Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Wahpbton, N. D., Dec. 25.— About
11 o'clock Saturday evening H. B. Gra
ham, whose family reside at Lisbon, N.
D., was coming across the Great North
ern bridge from JirecKenridge, when he
met a switch engine, and stepped upon
the limbers on the side to avoid it. The
timbers were covered with ice, and he
slipped and fell some thirty feet to the
ice below. He was instantly killed by
the fall. Upon his person were found
money and a receipt from the express
company for 850. which he had sent to
his wife. An inquest was held and a
verdict rendered of accidental death.
No blame was attached to any person
for the sad ending. He was thirty years
of age.
Suicide of a Dissolute Woman.
Special to the Globe.
Deadwood. S. D., Dec. 25.— A col
ored Cyprian, named Fannie, suicided
today by taking chloroform. There are
many suspicious features surrounding .
her death, which will be investigated.
Christmas Storm.
Special to the Globe.
Sack Rapids. Dec. 25.— A heavy
snow storm set in last evening and fell
heaviiy until about midnight, about
thirteen inches falling. The , weather .
is, as usual, disagreeable, but with
Christmas trees at the Methodist,
German Evangelical and Swedish
churches, all appear to be having a good
Will Not Be Settled.
Washington. Dec. 25. -The rumor
that the suit of Miss MadelineV. Pollard
against. Representative Breckinridge
for ?50,000 for breach of promise will be .
compromised and settled out of court is
not credited in this city. Enoch Totten, .
one of Mr. Breckiiiridge's attorneys,
said today: "I saw Mr. Breckinridge
day before yesterday, and he said noth
ing to me of any settlement, or indeed
of any proposition on his part or that of
Miss Pollard respecting a settlement.
Removed to the Capital. - .
Washington, . Dec. Assistant
Secretary of State Uhl has removed his
family to this city from Grand Rapids,
Mich., and has taken quarters for the
I winter in Admiral English's house.

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