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Offer of Shepp's World's Fair Photographed Appears On the Eighth Page. VOL. XVII. WANTED— A QUORUM (he Situation in the House Eecoming* Grave. DEMOCRATS ARE ON NETTLES Because of the Possibilities of the Revolt. « QUORUM IS EXPECTED TODAY, Mthough Eastern Democrats May Make Trouble. SOSSIP UPON THE OUTLOOK. Washington, Jan. 7.— The tariff bill Mil occupy the entire attention of the louse during the coming week, or if not he bill itself, then the row over the at lenipt to get it before the house. After four days of fruitless effort to secure the presence of a voting Democratic quorum, the house adopted just before adjournment Saturday night the ex treme expedient of ordering the arrest of all members absent without leave. Deputies were sent out in all directions last night to serve the warrants on these members. Of the forty members absent without leave twenty-one are Democrats and nineteen are Republic ans. As some of them live at a long distance, they can hardly get them here tomorrow, and a quorum is therefore doubtful, although the Democratic lead ers express confident hope that 179 vot ing Democrats will be In their seats when the gavel raps at noon. From the Republican absentees, of course, no aid is expected. They can be brought here VNI'KII DURESS, but they cannot be made to vote. This applies to some of the Democrats as well as Republicans, and if the opposi tion within the ranks of the Democratic majority can be organized, as some of them desire, enough Democratic mem bers might refrain from voting to pre vent the consideration of the bill in its present shape. Privately some of the Democrats do not hesitate to admit that the gravity of the situation is very great. The possibility of defeating the consideration of the bill strikes terror into their hearts, and some of them. like Col. Oakes, of Alabama, openly ad vocate a resort to the parliamentary ex pedient utilized by the Fifty-first con gress of counting a quorum. Speaker Crisp asserts most positively that they will not be foiced to this resort. He - links a voting quorum will be here -certainly Tuesday of. the coming week yit the farthest. If it cannot be obtained >hen, another Democratic caucus will Use called. This is, indeed, what those .who are dissatisfied with the bill are ■.timing at. 'Ihey declare that as soon as f hey can demonstrate that not a suffi cient number of Democrats will vote to consider the bill, the leaders will be obliged to submit lo MATERIAL modifications which the disgruntled numbers wil propose. Some of the Eastern Demo crats, who are lighting the income tax proposition, are willing to go to almost any length to eliminate this feature of the bill. Altogether the prospects are good for a very interesting contest in the house during the coming week. Of course if the quorum is secured tomor morrow or Tuesday the special order will be passed, modified, probably, to recompense the houso for the two days lost since the order was reported by lengthening the time of the "debate to that extent. Once the debate is under way it will proceed to the exclusion of everything else. Mr. Tarsney, of Mis souri, member cd' the ways and means committee, said to an Associated Press reporter tonight that if a voting quorum was not secured by Tuesday, he would favor the adoption of a rule empowering the speaker to count members to make a quorum. "We must meet revolution with revo lution," said he. If the Democratic members are driven to this resort, it is believed that the Republicans for self vindication would be compelled to sup port it. The committee of the house is not fairly under way, as the opening snarl over the tariff has required all the attention of the Democratic leaders of the house, who constitute the chairmen of ail the leading committees. .Only two reports have been presented since the session opened— one from the judi ciary commute, on -Mr. Bailey's bank ruptcy bill, and another from the com mittee on banking and currency on the bill of Mr. Brawley, of South Carolina, to remit Till. TEN PER CENT TAX. collectable on the clearing house cer tificates and other forms of private cur rency issued during the money famine last fall. But. with the prospect that the house will be engaged with the routine and the long speeches of the members, the committeemen are ex pecting to get their associates together and accomplish considerable work. It is probable that the important bill re pealing the 10 per cent tax on state bank issues will be reported from the committee on banking and currency at an early day, and perhaps daring* the coining week. There is a wide differ ence of opinion between the Demo cratic members as to the principles of buch a measure,aud, as these differences cannot well be reconciled, the general desire in the committee Is to report a bill simply repealing the tax and then let the house decide all differences. The bill of Mr. Cox, of Tennessee, whicii is a brief repeal of the state bank tax, without any effort at regulating future bank issues, was under consideration at the last meeting of the committee. To some extent it is bidding for favor against the bill of Mr. Springer, chair man of the committee, which removes the tax on certain kinds of STATE BANC ISSUES, secured by government, state or munic ipal bonds. Mr. Springer thinks the bills do not conflict and might both be reported. It is probable, however, that the simple repeal bill will first be re potted, aud that the Springer bill will DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE. be taken up by the committee later. The ways and means committee have two important tasks before them, one the final settlement of the terms or the internal revenue branch of the tariff bill, and the other the authorization of bonds to meet the present treasury de ficit. Mr. Wilson says the bond ques tion will have to wait until the tariff is out of the way. There is little doubt, however, that a bond proposition will emanate from the committee at an early day, as the majority of the Democratic members of the com mittee aie known to be ready to adopt a measure on the lines suggested by Secretary Carlisle in his recent rcpoi t. On the other hand, there is an energetic minority among * tin- Democratic membership of the commit tee which does not believe in a bond issue. Mr. Bryan believes in coining the seigniorage now in the treasury, and Mr. Whiting would either coin the seigniorage or resort to another issue of notes, something like the old green backs, to the extent of ?100.00J,000. and make these notes payable in coin. These minority views are not likely to receive much consideration, however, when the administration wants bonds and a ma jority of the Democrats on the commit tee are favorable to the bond project The internal revenue features of the tariff will be passed on by the ways ami means committee within a day or two, as Messrs. McMiilin and Bryan have about completed THE DRAFT which is to be submitted to the full Democratic membership of the commit tee, and then to the full committee. The essential features of an income tax, an increased 10 per cent tax on whisky, a tax on playing card*, etc., are well understood. but there, re main to be determined the im portant details of how the income tax shall be levied and collected. It also remains to be settled whether the in ternal revenue feature shall be intro duced as apart of the tariff bill now before the house, or as an independent measure. This point may cause much trouble, as there is very determined opposition within and without the com mittee to making the internal revenue feature, including the income tax, an amendment to the general tariff bill, and rushing it through with the prestige which would attach to the tariff branch of the bill. The appropriation commit tee is making good progress on the large appropriation bills before it, but there is no prospect of an immediate report on any of them. The committee on riv ers and harbors will have daily sessions during the week to bring forward the completion of their bill. The military committee is fairly well along on the appropriation bill for the United States military academy. The othet commit tees will do much during the coming week in formulating their work for the session. | ' ; " BOEN A ENTITY. The Seventh Minnesota Not -Well Represented. Specie] to the Globe. Washington, Jan. 7.—Representa tive Been hates dreadfully to talk for publication in relation to next fall's election prospects. He absolutely de clines to announce himself as in the field for re-election, or to say that he will not be a candidate. Here is what he did say: "The people of the Seventh district are a mighty independent lot of Ameri can citizens. 1 try to represent them by imitating their independence. After a while these independent voters will get together and nominate somebody for congress. Whoever the Populists nominate in my district the people will elect— that much is certain. Ido not agree with Senator Washburn, who as serts that the Populist movement is dying out in Minn esota. My informa tion leads mc to believe that it is in creasing in strength aud volume, and I believe there will be a larger number of Populist members in the Fifty-fourth than there is in this congress." It is not intended to be unkind to Mr. Boen or the Seventh district when it is truthfully said that Mr. Boen does not represent here in congress everything in the heavens above or ou the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth. In some respects he is an im provement over Kit tei Halvorseu, but only in a very few particulars. It really seems that the sensible people ot the Seventh district would get tired alter a while of meeting every two years at their polling places simply for the purpose of declaring a vacancy in con gress. With Mr. Boen (and this is not intended to be unkind, only a free statement of a useful fact) the chief uses he subserves in congress is to draw his salary aud he himself seems to confess that that is the chief end of every member of congress. He has no party influence, no department Influ ence, no executive influence, no kind of influence. He is doubtless an excellent man in his place, but his place of good use is not in congress. He professes to represent the farmers, but may God help the agricultural guild if it is rely ing upon the -lerry Simpsons, the Poll ers and the Boeus for encouragement or aid. What the Seventh district should do is to elect a Democratic successor to lioen. He would be able to do some thing for his state and section, because he would have behind him— even though as untrained as Boen— power ot the majority party. Failing in this, the in telligent voters of Northwestern Minne sota had better elect a straight-out Re publican, lie, too, would have the intiuence of the brainy leaders of his party, and would not stand so abjectly and painfully lonesome as this man, who now simply sits in the house, like the oyster in his shell, and draws per sonal sustenance from the dregs of his political surroundings. It is too bad for the district and the state. Minnesota is really entitled by population to eight representatives in tact. Now she has only six. If the Populists must have a representative, why don't they send Donnelly and done with it? He could scold and tell stories, and amuse the house, and lead Jerry Simpson. You can be sure he would never follow that eminent Sunflower publicist— Mr. Simpson. Funeral of Mrs. Cockrell. Washington, Jan. 7.— The funeral of Mrs. Cocurell, wife of Senator Cock rell, of Missouri, took place this after noon. Only the relatives and a few in timate friends were invited. The serv ices, which were brief and simple, were conducted by Rev. George B. Patch. The honorary pall-bearers were Vice President Stevenson, Senators Vest, Gorman, Allison, Hale and Walthall. The remains were forwarded to War rensburg, Mo., for the burial, and were accompanied by Senator Cockrell and his children. PAINT PAUL MINN., MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1894. TKE CALIFORNIA VENUS. ONE OF THE FIGURES IN A SAN FRAY- CISCO TRAGEDY. 11 A It XV POOL SHOT TO DEATH Because He Refused to Make Pretty Estrulia Shattuck His Wife— The Mother of the Girl Handles the Revolver Which Sends Pool Across the Dark ~ River. San Francisco, Jan. 7.— A sensa tienal murder occurred here this after noon. Harry G. Fool, a young man well-known about town, and of a well to-do family, was shot and almost in stantly killed by Mrs. Shattuck, the aged mother of Estrulia Shattuck, a young and pretty chorus girl at the . Tivoii opera house, who severed connec tion with the Tivoii company last night, and was to have left the city tomorrow with Henderson's "Sinbad" company. Young Fool was summoned to Miss -Shattuck's home, on Stevenson street, this morning, where the girl's mother met him, ana demanded that he marry Miss Shattuck at once. Fool refused, and Mis. Shattuck put a pistol to his temple and shot him dead. Tho woman was arrested for murder, and is now a raving maniac at the city prison. The girl is also in hysterics and unable to talk. Speaking of Miss Shattuck's appearance with tho Tivoii company as leader of the Amazon march in the spectacular "Island of Jewels." the Examiner this morning says: "The pleasing young person with a sword who leads this march is perhaps as much entitled as any one to wear the title 'The California Venus,' as she was the model of the crowning figure in the mid-winter fair fountain in the Sunset City, and her fac simile in staff will stand amid the falling drops of water in front of the administration building as a sample of what California can pro duce iv the way of female beauty." LIKED THE f-OYRLKT And the Mayor nas Called Him to Time. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 7.— Mayor YVal bridge has preferred charges against City Attorney James J. Butler, and on Tuesday next will have the city at torney appear before him to make answer. The charges are: Being in a house of ill-repute fat unseasonable iiours, assaulting and shooting one £ames Leary, and failure to prosecute gamblers. Butler, it will be remem bered, on Dec. 2G, while visiting the house mentioned at 4 a. m., as he said, "on legal business." became involved in a quarrel with Lean*, finally shooting him. Butler alleges that the shooting was in self-defense. Butler is also munager of the Standard theater here, and it is alleged has given his consent to the running of a gambling joint in the theater building. It is also charged that he neglected the business of his office to attend to that of the theater. ALGER FOR SENATOR. The Detroit Tribune Grooms an Early Bird. Detroit, Jan. 7.— The Detroit Trib une, the leading Republican newspaper of Michigan, will publish tomorrow morning a column double-leaded edi torial advocating the election of a legis lature this year favorable to the choice of Gen. Russell A. Alger for United States senator to succeed Senator Mc- Millan, lt urges him "chiefly and par ticularly because the united action of Michigan Republicans on two great oc casions in the history of the national Republican party has made him the logical nominee of the Republican ma jority." Gen. Alger was presented by Michigan Republicans as a candidate for the presidency in the national convention of 1888 and in 1892. Although again in dorsed by Michigan and other states, he remained in the background to assist Mr. Blame's candidacy. In advocating an early discussion of the subject the Tribune says that heretofore -'the issue has not been made as between individ ual candidates until after v the legisla tures have been duly elected and some gentleman or other has had the votes necessary to secure the plum neatly ensconced in his vest pocket. The con dition of affairs has been, in fact, un healthy for the party and unfair to some exceptionally deserving party leaders." DA GAMA HOLDS OUT. He Says He Is Confident of Suc cess. [Copyrighted. 1604. by the Associated Press.] Rio be Janeiro, Jan. 4, via Monte video, Jan. Admiral da Gama still holds out, stating that he expects the Aquidaban and the Republica with re inforcements tomorrow from the south. He appears confident of the ultimate result, and received £12,000 on Saturday from sympathizers, in order to pay his men. The diplomats have refused to recognize the belligerent status of the insurgents, on the grounds that the pro visional government has not a sufficient standing. Admiral Chavas, the minister of marine, resigned his office on account of difference of opinion with President Peixoto regarding the imprisonment and general treatment of the naval officers suspected of sympathy with the insurgents. Ilis successor, Admiral Meatto, is considered honest, though he has no special ability. The past week has been uneventful. There was some skirmishing in the vicinity of Mocau gue and occasional firing along the shore front of the city. The forts at the mouth of the harbor, which have been silent for the past week, fired again to day. The cruiser Tamandare fired a few shots daily at the batteries of the Niclheroy, the latter replying. M'KINLEi'S SECOND. A Big Demonstration Expected at Columbus. Columbus, 0., Jan. Every train arriving in the city tonight is loaded with people coming : to attend the second Inauguration of Gov. GcKinley tomorrow. The prospects are for a big demonstration in the way of parade of military and Republican clubs. The Canton Guards, from the home of Mc- Kinley, arrived this evening aud acted as escort to McKinley in attendance on church service, and will be his personal escort tomorrow. The inaugural cere monies proper will take place at noon, to be followed by the parade and a re ception in the evening In the gover nor's honor, J PISTOLS AT THEIR PATES.; THREE MASKED MEN HOLD UP M[, PASSENGER TRAIN. TRAINMEN THROW UP HANDS When Requested to Do So by the Weil-Armed Trio — They Get Scared at a Movo hy the Porter Before Robbing the Express Car and Holt lor the Woods. New Orleans, Jan. 7.— The Missis sippi Valley passenger train that arrived here at 8:05 this morning was held up at the crossing of the "Vicksburg & Meridian railroad, just south of Vicks-i burg, at 1:05 a. m. The train was stop ping at the railroad crossing, waiting for the Vicksburg & Meridian train to pass, when ir was boarded by two masked men. A third man was stand ing guard on the track. Conductor Morris, in an interview, gave the follow ing account of what happened on the train: "We were just a few minutes out from the Vicksburg station and had reached the Alabama & Vicksburg road's crossing in the suburbs of the city. The train always stops at this point, and the engineer waits for some one to come and flag the train, i was in the second car of the train. It is divided into two compartments, the part in front of the partition being a passenger compartment and the rear end the bag gage room. 1 was standing in the front part of this rear compartment with Mr, Dorsey, the baggage master, when 1 heard a man yell: 'HOLD. "UP YOUR HANDS!' "I looked through the door and saw two men, both masked, marching the porter down the aisle toward us. They had us covered with pistols, and, of course, our hands went up. One fellow was a big man, weighing, I judge, about' 100 pounds. He kepi us covered while his partner, a small, nervous fellow, went through our pockets. The little man was evidently new at the busiuess. Dorsey was searched first. He had no gum and nothing was taKen from him. Then they turned their attention to vie., I had no weapon. He left a §10 bill in my vest pocket and other little articles which 1 had in other pockets. They then marched us to the express car and ordered me to open the door. 1 told them the door was bolted. 'Then kick it in,' said the big man, and I kicked."* 1 was still kicking on the door when the porter, finding himself for a moment: uncovered by the . men's guns, leaped from the train and rushed to the* rear. The two men jumped out and a moment later ' " ' *"'•• disappeared IN DARKNESS. "Just as the men got off the train the express messenger opened the express car. The robbers ..evidently . became frightened when' they saw the porter jump off and run to tiie rear. All the time we were being searched the en gineer kept blowing his whistle for some one to come and flag the A. & V. crossing. It is the porter's business to do this. The engineer said we were stopped eight minutes at the crossing. When the robbers appeared 1 was look ing over a circular, and when 1 heard the order to hold up hands 1 thought it was possibly a joke of some fellows about the roundhouse near by, and did not hold up both my hands at once, but held up one hand, the other banging down with the circuiar in it. I re ceived a leminder that both hands must go up in a voice that meant business, and I obeyed. The men held pistols to our heads all the time." _;^'- LIGHT ON A MYSTERY. Just a Rny or Two Thrown From St.. Loir is. St. Louis, Jan. 7.— A sensation has been sprung in police circles here by a statement that may result in the clear ing up of a murder mystery. On May 20 last Benjamin M. McCulloch, paying teller of the Missouri State bank, was murdered at his home in Woodstock, a suburb of this city. All efforts to find his murderer proved unavailing. Last night James and Edward Murray, two colored youths in jail at Clayton, St. Louis county, charged with the murder of Conductor Fitzwilliams.made a state ment in which they charge George Kirby, alias Charles Williams, with. the murder. They afterwards attached their names to warrants for Kirby's ar rest for the crime. Kirby is at present serving a two years' sentence in the penitentiary at Jefferson City for. lar ceny. Kirby is the one who first ac cused the Murrays of the Fitzwilliams murder, and today when interviewed in the penitentiary he stated the accusa tion of the Murrays was made for the purpose of "getting even." He denied all knowledge of the murder of Mc- Culloch. Sheriff Garrett, of St. Louis county, however, says he has some cor roborative evidence that will, he thinks, fasten the crime on Kirby. He adds that there was an accomplice who Is as yet unknown. ***• KILLED BY HIS FATHER In a Quarrel Over the Taking of Music Lessons. Elgin, III., Jan. 7.— Clark Burr,one of the wealthiest farmers of this vicinity, killed his son, Charles, with a shotgun last evening in a quarrel growing out of the latter taking music lessons. The young man, who was seventeen years of age, was endeavoring to draw a revolver when the father fired. The coroner re- . leased him in bonds of §10,000, which was promptly furnished by his neigh bors. : Shot By a Robber. Leadville, Col., Jan. ?.— Hold-ups have been frequent in. this city this winter, but not uutil this morning has a murder been attempted in the street for the purpose of robbery. About 1 o'clock J. W. McGill was shot through the lungs at Twelfth and Poplar, streets by a man who ordered him to stand and deliver. McGill fired three shots at the would-be robber, who rau away. McGill's recovery ls doubtful. 7 I Murdered by a Burglars Irving Station, Mich., Jan. T.— • Leroy R. Rogers, a retired business man, was found murdered In his home this morning. He lived alone,' and it is supposed the murder was committed last night by a burglar. So far as is known the murderer secured, nothing but a watch. GEAR WELL IN THE LEAD, THE IOWA SENATORIAL CONTEST BE COMING INTERESTING. STRENGTH OF CANDIDATES. Ex-Congresman Gear Will Have More Votes Than Any of His Competitors on the Marly Bal lots—Editor Perkins, of Sioux City, Will Also Have a Pretty Good Following. / Dcs Moines. 10.. Jan. 7.— ln spite of the day being Sunday the senatorial canvass progresses in lively style. All headquarters were open and supporters working hard. A committee consisting of one representative of each candidate has been conferring, trying to fix a date for the caucus. The friends of Gear want an early date, as they feel confi dent their man will win if the caucus is held soon. Next Wednesday is the date favored by them. The managers of the various candidates are not giving out figures yet, but estimates have been made by several. From a variety of sources, mostly from friends pretty close to candidates, the following is given as to the vote on the first ballot: J. 11. Gear. 35 to 42; W. P. Hepburn, 23 to 27; A. B. Cummins, 15; G. D. Per kins, 18; J. Y. Stone, 10 to 15; J. F. Lacey, 9. G»*ar will have all the First congressional district to start with, as he lives in that district. Then he is strong in the Third and Fourth dis tricts, which are in tha northern and eastern parts of the state. In the Sec ond district are three Republican votes, and these will go to Gear. He will also divide the vote in the ..Fifth district. Hepburn comes from the Eighth dis trict, and, in addition to having solid a district vote, every state senator and representative being Republican, will draw on the Tenth. Cummins will have the Seventh district vote and part of the Fifth. Lacey will have to de pend on the Sixth district. Stone has a number of supporters in the Tenth dis trict and the solid support of the Ninth. Goe3 Up for Life. Omaha. Jan. 7.— Ellsworth de France was sentenced for life in the United States prison at Sioux Falls, S. D. He robbed a wheelbarrow containing United States mail at Gordon, Neb., in October, securing only one cent for his trouble. : - rCir-. PLOT TO AlO MELLO. Sensational Discoveries Reported to Have Heen Made. . ..Charleston, S. C, Jan. .7. —Some excitement has been created in Charles ton by the presence in this city of '"sev eral officers of the United States army, and the sensational reports that have been put in circulation .concerning their mission, lt is said that the Washington authorities have dis covered a plot by which enemies ot the Brazilian government are to for ward supplies to .'Admiral De Mello from some point on the South Carolina coast, aud that seven or eight army officers have been stationed along the coast to prevent the consummation of the scheme. Two lieutenants arrived in Charleston on Friday last, and four more have been located at as many near-by coast, towns,- where they are keeping a close watch on incoming and outgoing vessels. Stabbed for Ten Cents. I Mount Sterling, Ky., Jan. 7.— Deep Bottom, a place near here, today Will Connor (colored) stabbed Tom Hunt (colored) twice near the heart, severing a blood vessel, from which he died in stantly. The trouble arose over a game of craps. Connor claimed Hunt owed him 10 cents, which the latter denied. Great excitement prevailed for a time, but Connor was finally jailed. St. Jackson's Day. NASiiviLLE.Jan. 7.— The anniversary of the battle of New Orleans will be celebrated, beginning at noon tomor row, by a salute of forty-four guns. The public schools will hold appropriate exercises, and at night the Ladies- Hermitage association will give its annual Jackson ball at the Nicholson house. The Reading's Annual. Philadelphia, Jan. 7.— The annual report of the receivers of the Reading Railroad Coal and Iron company has been made public, and will be sub mitted to the stockholders at their meeting tomorrow. They will then learn details of the transactions which made the company insolvent when but a very short time before the reports snowed a surplus of 53, 181,485.52. COUPON FOR PART TEN Of the "Sights and Scenes of the World." Every day this week a coupon for Part Ten of the Great Art Gallery which the Globe is supplying the public will be printed on this -page. Any three of the coupons, with ten cents, secures you Part Ten. Do not try to use this coupon for Part Nine- or Part Eleven. It is for Part Ten only. If you want two copies of Part Ten, send six of the coupons printed this week and twenty cents. If you only want one copy of Part Ten. send three coupons and ten cents. 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Supreme Conrt Scored for Its De cision— Charged With Usurp ing Legislative Powers — Ap peal to the Ballot Box to Be Made — Amendment Asked to Abolish Supreme Court. Senator Donnelly, who is stopping at the Ryan, in speaking yesterday in re gard to the recent action of the supreme court in relation to the state elevator at Duluth, had this to say: "1 have nothing much to say. and 1 do not suppose that anything I would say would greatly influence the readers of the Glove or produce any practical results. This is in theory a govern ment of the people, and it Is supposed the people rule the •legislative, or law making power; and yet we have in this state the astonishing spectacle of every effort made by the people to relieve themselves from gross abuses thwarted by the iudicial department of the state. Our whole system of gov ernment has undergone a gradual and quiet revolution. The judiciary is ab sorbing into itself all the power of the commonwealth. The constitution of the state delegates the sovereign power of the people to three departments— the law-making power, the power to exe cute the laws when made, and the ju dicial power to interpret or apply the law in disputes between the citizens. The constitution further declares that no one of these departments shall ex ercise the functions belonging to the other. There is nowhere in the con stitution any warrant or authority for the judicial branch to make laws on to unmake them. If the people blunder in their law-making power, it is for the people, with whom the sover eign power rests, to correct the mis takes at the ballot box. On the other hand, we have seen grow up by insen sible accumulations in the nation and in the state, beginning with humble, small innovations, a system whereby the supreme court practically makes the statutes and laws of the commonwealth by applying her approval to some and her veto to others, and nothing remain s of law that does not meet with her ap proval. There is no possible legislative proposition that cannot be proved by legal ingenuity to be in conflict with the letter or the spirit, or the atmosphere, or the possible intendment of the con stitution. We are no longer a republic, but an oligarchy of lawyers. The peo ple : may amuse themselves holding elec tions and passing laws, but the final power to say what the laws are rests with five men called the supre me court. "The farmers of this state have, for a quarter of a century, been the subject of the most cruel extortions, practiced by a ring of wheat buyers and elevator owners, which has taken complete pos session of the wheat markets of this state, and built up immense fortunes by robbing the bulk of the taxpayers of the fruits of their industry. One St. Paul paper demonstrated by carefully collected statistics that this robbery amounted to from 10 to 13 cents a bushel. This would be equivalent to from 5,000,000 to 0.030,000 bushels of wheat annually. When wheat was worth $1 a bushel, this repre sented §5,000,000 or 69,000,000, and even at the present low prices it would amount to about one-half as much. This was not only taken out of the farmers, reducing their prosperity pro rata, and represented to-day by mortgages everywhere, but it means, In the last twenty years.sloo,ooo,ooo car ried out of the state, most of it never to be returned to it. It represents bank ruptcies for the local merchants and the great wholesalers of our principal cities, it represents so much less demand for the wares of our manufacturers and the labor of our mechanics, lt represents the arrested development of St. Paul and Minneapolis; tho fall in real estate; the blighted hopes and the saddened hearts of hundreds of thousands. It is a gigantic and awful robbery. The farmers, looking the whole ground over, concluded there was no remedy for the evils they suffered, but to build a state warehouse that could not be owned or controlled by the ring, through which they could ship their grains directly to the Eastern markets or to the old world. In this way the wheat would not pass out of their own hands until it had reached beyond the power of the plunderers who were so cruelly robbing them. The money they would save would remain in the state, and benefit , directly or indirectly every citizen of the state. They did not ask the state to expend $1 out of the funds of the people iv the construction of such an elevator. The stale had established a system of inspecting wheat, and supported it by a fee levied upon the wheat so inspected. This fee came out of the farmers, while it was really of very little benefit to them. Its real purpose was to protect the little thief at the primary market from , the big thieves at the terminal markets. Nevertheless, a little fee of 20 cents per car has not only paid all the expenses of the inspection system, but has left a surplus of $00,000 or $70,000. The fee had been originally 50 cents a car, but had gradually been reduced to SJC cents, because it yielded more reve nue than was needed. The farmers said let us take that fund and its subse quent accumulations and with it build an elevator at Duluth, owned by the state. We can put the fee back to 50 cents a car. Fitly! cents, divided among 300 bushels iv a carload, would make no appreciable difference to the wheat raiser. With that sum so raised, the state can in time erect other elevators at St. Paul and Minneapolis, and thus give the farmers a choice of markets. In this way millions of dollars will be added to the wealth of the state every year without a dollar of cost to the peo ple of the state, except the farmers, who want to pay it. The bill was thoroughly discussed and became a law, and steps were taken to carry it out But a member of the wheat combine, perceiving that the plunder was about to be dragged out of its paws, was set on to appeal to that body, which seems to be the last resort of the defenders of iniquity in this commonwealth; and the five lawyers constituting our supreme bench have vetoed the law, have leeis - lated it off the statute books, and have done so on the pretense of opposition to paternalism. It is not paternalism to levy a fee upon the farmer's wheat to prevent the wheat ring from cheating each other; but it is paternalism to take the surplus of that fund and use it for the protec tion of the people who pay it. It is paternalism to spend §150,000*t0 build a warehouse for the farmers with the farmers' money, but it is not paternal ism to tax those farmers to maintain an asylum for orphans and vagrants at Owatonna and another at Ked Wing, or to plunge the hands of the government into the pockets of people to adorn the principal towns of this state for the deaf, dumb, blind, insane and inebriate. They can spend $100,000 to support an historical society for the preservation of Little Crow's scalp and a mutual ad miration club for a lot of old settlers. They can spend $150,000, more than half of which was contributed by the farm ers, for Chicago's grand show, from which those farmers will probably never receive five cents' worth of bene fit. But all this is not paternalism. But if the people seek to break up a great coal combine, cruelly seeking to plunder the people and Inflict untold hardship on the poor, the courts go at it with clubs to beat such legislation to pieces. And when the farmers attempt to break out. of a. den of thieves the court blocKs up the way with paternal ism. ... !•■.":': .*: ■--•/^V : :^ "There is no remedy but to submit to see our form of government revolution ized, or to fight this thing at the ballot box with all the energy and zeal of a free people. For one, lam in this war to stay. I hope. to see the next legisla ture submit to the vote of the people amendments to the constitution, that shall put an end to these usurpations of the judiciary, and that will wipe out the present supreme court, and consti tute in its place a court of appeals, the members of which shall be elected, one in each congressional district." WHAT THE PAPERS SAY. No state elevutor will be built. The supreme court declares the act uncon stitutional. What is the constitution, anyway? A prey for the corporations. —Fergus Globe (.Pop.). In the present instance the supreme court wisely states that the state could with equal propriety engage in the brewing and lumber business as in the grain trade, and who can deny the logic of this argument?— St. Cloud Times. ' The state elevator decision may be unfortunate, but it will be well worth while just to see Donnelly fume. Won't he be angry, though! The leader in the Representative next week will be head ed "Usurpation," with six big black screamers.— Duluth Commonwealth. That law was doubtless well meant by its author and supporters, but it was based upon an utterly wrong concep tion of the functions and duty of the state, and was therefore demoralizing in its tendency upon public sentiment, as it would have been destructive in its actual results if carried into active op eration.— Winona Republican. This decision is eminently ju3t and proper. The establishing of a state elevator and entering upon the grain buying business is a species of socialism which should not be encouraged. The only good which the Free Press could see from the establishment of a state ele vator would be to demonstrate the Im practicability of such a course.—Man kato Free Press. The doctrine that the state could en gage in the grain business was deemed unsound by those who had given the subject careful consideration, It would hardly be contended by any one that the state could enter into the dry goods or grocery or hardware business, and if it could not engage in those lines how could it constitutionally enter into the grain trade?— Duluth Herald. The state elevator at Duluth has been knocked into a cocked hat. i he supreme court has decided that the state had no right to go into the grain business. This ends the whole matter, and the advo cates of the elevator scheme who voted for the new capitol in order to get tne St. Paul members, to vote for the ele vator are in a hole. The new capito comes high these hard times, but it constitutional.— Fergus Falls Journal. Small-Pox in Nashville. Nashville, Jan. 7.— lnformation was given the state and county health offi cers today that two negroes claiming to be recently from Nashville had devel oped small-pox in Bedford county, sixty miles south of this city. In trying to locate the portion of the city in which these negroes had lived, the health offi cers by accident found near the Fisk university, in the northwest portion of the city, four well developed cases of small-pox among negroes occupying ad joining houses. There is probably one other case, but this is not definitely set tled. Strict quarantine and isolation of houses and inmates is beiug enforced. Arkansas Town Wiped Out. Walnut Ridge, Ark., Jan. 7.— Word is received here that the town of Poca hontas, Ark., twenty miles from here, was wiped out by fire this morning. The loss will be ?GO,OOO. Fatal Drop In Coal. Centeuviei.e, 10., Jan. 7.— A fall of coal in amine owned by Harlan Rich ards killed Richards and a miner named John Foster* YOU cau set * Parts of Views of the Colum bian Exposition, each contain ing: 16 magnificent picture!?, for a nominal sum with GLOBE coupons. SEE THIRD PAGE. NO. 8. 'FRISCANS ARE FOILED In Efforts to Secure News From the Corwin. MUM IS THE WORD ON BOARD, Capt. Mung-er Asserts That He Can Say Nothing. HAS DOLE BEEN CALLED DOWN By the Accredited Represent ative of This Government? SILLY RUMOR ABOUT WILLIS. Washixgtox, Jan. 7.— There is a wild rumor here tonight which cannot be traced to any reliable source that Minister Willis is aboard the Corwin and that he was given his passports by the provisional government of Hawaii. The rumor is received with no credence here and state department officials characterize it as a fabrication. Macox, Ga., Jan. 7.— Hon. James T. Blount received a telegram from Wash ington today calling him before the Hawaiian committee. He left the capi tal this afternoon. Sax Francisco, Jan. 7.— The Cana dian Pacific steamship Miowera, which went on a reef at Honolulu, is expected to arrive here at any hour, and close watch is being kept for her. The Mi owera is coming here for repairs. Sax Fraxcisco, Jan. 7.— The atti tude ot Capt. Munger. of the revenue cutter Corwin, toward the representa tives of the press and public in general is without precedent in this port. From the moment the Corwin arrived the men on board have been as inaccessible as if they were in mid-ocean, save for the brief interview that a reporter had with Capt. Munger yesterday evening, when the cantain went ashore in his gig to mail a packet of letters. The captain saw fit to go ashore with the letters himself rather than trust a mes senger, who might let some iota of news drop r by accident, or otherwise, under reportorial pressure. .It -was when on shore this time for a very few minutes that the Corwin's captain talked with a reporter and verified the correctness of the Auckland cablegram to the Asso ciated Press, lie also stated that the Corwin left Honolulu Dec. 24. The re porter quotes Capt. Munger as follows: THE ONLY ADMISSION. "1 can tell you no more than came in that Auckland dispatch. It is no pleas ure for me to hold news or information from the people, but then you must re member that I am powerless in the matter myself. Even if I knew the contents of the secret dispatches, as an officer and gentleman I could not reveal them without permission. Here lam within twenty minutes of my home and cannot get away. It's no pleasure, I assure you, but 1 will have to stay here for three or lour days or maybe a week.*' When asked directly whether any revolution had occurred at Honolulu, and whether the provisional govern ment was still in power, Capt. Munger would only reiterate his statement that he could say no more than was con tained in the Auckland dispatch. The cutter is still lying about a mile out from San Quentin penitentiary, and over ten miles from this city. So far as getting any news from her she might as well be in Behriug sea. No one is allowed on board, and not ono of her crew has been allowed over the side of the vessel. Since her arrival the cutter bas been BESIEGED BY DEPORTEES in Whitehall boats, but all along the ap proach of a small boat has oeen the signal for one of the cutter's officers to appear on deck, when sailors would be ordered from the rail and cautioned to maintain silence. Once the officers were caught unawares, and a seaman started to talk. A reporter asked him the latest news from Honolulu. "Hell's a-popping down there," was the decidedly expressive reply of the sailor, but he was allowed to say no mere.for an officer appeared and order-ed him below. Just what this strange silence means no one here seems to comprehend. People here generally believe that there have been stirring times in Honolulu. The unheard-of secrecy on board the Corwin, despite the eagerness of the sailors to talk, would seem to indicate that the sailors have an interesting story to tell, if the men were only allowed a ghost of a chanco to ventilate their information. San Francisco papers are bristling with severe criticism of the authorities responsible for the suppression of the news that the Corwin's men might make public. The Chronicle (Republican) pointedly asks: "Why does President Cleveland insist on veiling the Hawaiian situation in a profound mystery? Why should tiie commander of the revenue cutter Corwin decline to inform the press of the United States of the facts as they existed when he left Honolulu? So long as the negotiations. rtIIKLY DIPLOMATIC, are pending, it is easy to understand that matters of detail may be properly held in reserve, but when it conies to a statement of actually existing condition of affairs, secrecy is very much out of place. Where is there any need for all this mystery and concealment? What interest can Mr. Cleveland have in Hawaii in which the people of tha United States do not share?" The Examln er (Democratic) says: "IJ the Hawaiian republic were situated in a cave of which Mr. Cleveland held the only key, we could understand the curi ous performances of the Corwin since her arrival In port. News from the isl ahds, being unpleasant d hanumilat- Continued onFourtk l'age.