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Washington. Nov. 20.— Indications: For
Minnesota: Pair; warmer, except colder
in extreme southeast portion; variable winds
Wisconsin: Fair; colder, except in extreme
northwest portion; northwest winds.
North and South Dakota: Fair; warmer;
winds shifting to .south.
Montana: Fair; warmer in eastern por
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Iowa: Fair; warmer, except colder in
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I'snKii Status Dkpahtjient of Agricult
ure. Weather BOBBAU, Washington, Nov.
50, :i:4S p.m. Local Time, S p.m. 75th Meridian
Time.—-Observation* taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Bar.iT'r.ll Place. ißar.jT'r.
St. Paul.... ■.O.IHJ. 22 ; Med'e Hat... .'9.70 '.Hi
Duluth 29.54 20 Sv't Gur'eut 29.78 24
La Crossed. £9.66 32 Qu'Appelle :f<U>4 —
Huron 30.11 14 Miuuedo»a.. 30.10 —2
Pierre XiiKll 20 Winnipeg. .30.08 —4
Moorhead.. 30.10 4 Port Arthur
St.Vincent, :>O.O Oil j
Bismarck... 8 I Boston 38-34
WiUimoii... 30.10 14 I Buffalo 40-4")
Havre 20.56 40 Cheyenne... ot!-4t>
Miles City . 29.96 M Chicago 40-32
Helena 2'J.9t> 4-' Cincinnati.. 46-52
Edmonton.. 29.5S ao Montreal.... 20-20
Batlleford.. 20.50 10 New Orleans '56-61
Pr.Albert .. 29.88 4 Sew York... 33-40
Calgary 20.72 64 Pittsbnr?.. ■■ 40-50
—Below zero.
P. If. Lyons, Local Forecast Official.
Tin Dutea have taken TjakraNegara
In addition to Holland.
Chicago still has more cattle than
any other city on the continent.
Kolb proposes to swear iv, anyhow.
He will feel his Gates if lie does.
Maushai.i. county has redeemed
itself. It cast thirty-nine votes for
Prof. Hilleuoe.
Mb. GfiESHAM is not exercising his
presidental buom since the .November
cold snap set in.
Boreas is dome a great deal of whist
ling these days. Is the boss of the
winds a Republican or a Jnp?
Well, here's to you, Comiskey. The
(■nun. hopes you will win the Western
league pennant of ls>(J."> for St. Paul.
It is already broadly hinted that New
York will protest long and loud over
being run by a committee of seventy.
Tai mack's latest farewell to Brook
lyn is just liKe all the rest, it doesn't
go with his tabernacle congregation.
Hon. Joseph Mkdill is not so deaf
as lie was. He can distinctly hear the
Illinois senatorial bee buzzing in his
bunnet -
It has been demonstrated that Nat
Goodwin ha« at least one vvlieei. He
ran it into an electric car iv .Minneapolis
Thk Republican party seems to have
joined the legal fraternity in a body. It
has been practicing at the bar ever
since election.
How would this quartette do as a big
four lecture party: Gov. Waite. Con
gressman Breckinridge. Eugene V.
Debs and John J. Ingalis?
Chinese cannon are making merry
music about the ears of the Japs, and
there is no certainty that the latter will
have anything to mediate.
Some men know a cyclone from a
summer's zephyr. Frank Pettigrew
and Don Cameron aren't going to build
and launch 1 free coinage party now.
A ki;ai! hugged an Oklahoma girl so
hard that it broke three of her ribs.
'i hose Southrons are distinctly inclined
to too great a display of enthusiasm.
Ikqviksb— The Democratic party has
no intention of making an assignment.
It still has plenty of assets in reserve to
lick anything on top of American sod.
The terms of (J rover Cleveland and
David B. Hill end at exactly the sane
minute March 4. 1897. They will, there
fore, start even for a new job.
It is announced that Waite will lec
ture after ho goes out of the governor
ship. He has been doing little else
ever since the repeal bill was pending.
BVRACUSK is giving an imitation of a
man locking his stable door after his
horse is stolen. A member of its coun
cil has introduced a resolution prohibit
ing any form of pugilism in that city.'
As oxk looks over the ponderous ma
jority of the Republicans in the legis
lature, and then turns back in retro
spect to that hot assault of Donnelly on
Owen when the former suspected the
latter of longing for the senatorial plum,
the little spat takes on an opera bouffe
On. ho: bless your souls, it is not a
trust. It is just a harmless little agr«e
ment to give our men a vacation of six
t© — Use Tobacco ?
It will not render him nervous or dyspeptic, but will
keep him in such a happy state of mind, that you will al-
CHEW. ways welcome his home coming.
SMOKE NiconirE, the Active Principle, Neutralized.
weeks until the flour supply gets scarce
and people will be willing to pay us our
prices for it. That's ail. Trust, for
sooth. It's a pretty pass when h gen
tlemen's agreement is to be called a
trust. Could millers so honest that hair
grows ou their uatms do such a thing?
"1 soi.KMxr.Y warn you, gentlemen,
of the fate that awaits such of you as
favor the repeal this act (the Sherman
silver purchase act) when you return to
your constituents for a vindication.' said
Silver Dick Bland last year during the.
debate on the repeal hill. And Bland is
wondering if he is fully appreciated by
his own constituents, and if he is vin
Senator-elect O/.mun is credited with
having in preparation several good
measures which he hopes to be able to >
persuade the legislature to enact this
winter. Among these is an adaptation
of the New York civil service act,
which takes away from the spoils of
campaigns all the clerical ollices of the
state, cities and counties, and makes ap
pointment to depend on merit ascer
tained by public and non-partisan ex
We cordially wish the senator well in
Ms laudable efforts. In fact, we wish
lie would go farther and propose an act
that would put all county officers on the
same footing, and all city officers, ex
cept the mayor and council, giving to
the former power of appointment of the
heads of departments, ami putting the
subordinates under the civil service. But
if he will not go as far as wo would, we
will no*, quarrel, but will gladly second
his efforts to 1:0 as far as he deenn it
prudent in removing the clerks fiom
the merciless control of the spoilsmen,
and to that extent putting our public
offices on the same business basis as
any other business is.
The closer contact one has with the
practical side of our political contests
the more clearly he sees the weakness
and demoralizing tendencies of the
patronage system, the "spoil of office."
It is a source of positive weakness to the
party charged with it, and especially so
to the immediate oilicer having ouiees
within his gift. Each place in his gift
means more or less enemies who cannot
understand why they were not chosen,
and who take the selection of the un
fortunate one as a sort of reflection on
themselves. It is a source of weakness
to the party, because ihe accumulated
vengeance of the disappointees is vis
ited ou the party, through its candi
We say the •'unfortunate" appointee.
He does not so regard himself when he
is installed,but the cousciousness comes
to him sooner or later, and usually
sooner, that It was a serious misfoiiune
to him wn 'n he left his vocation to taste
the spoils of office. Two or four years
he may remain on the pay roll, and then
there comes a revolution in patrons or
partisan control and he goes out. It he
has saved anything he is an exception.
He has lost his footing in business if he
had any, or the "hang" of the work he
was iv. lie has formed other habits not
favorable for that assiduity which is
needed iv building up a private busi
ness. Usually he relapses into a wait
ing condition, not caring to engage in
any business because his chance will
come again soon.
We favor this system, too, because it
is democratic. There is nothing demo
cratic, in the true sense of that word,
that excludes from public employment
all the youth of the land belonging to
otter parties than the one in control.
The held should be open to any young
man, without regard to his political be
liefs, to enter the service ot the govern
ment if quail lied, and to reuiai.i there as
long as he performs his work accepta
bly. It is of the essence of the form of
government we have discarded to us
these places as the personal belonging
of the reigning family and its adherents.
The spoils system here is but an adapta
tion ot the monarchical system without
its s^ use of responsibility.
So we wish Senator Ozinun godspeed
in bis initiative, though we fear he will
have to do so much educational work in
convincing his fellow Republicans that
there will be no time left to push the
bill along its devious and rugged path.
They will look on him as one of those
visionary fellows who mean well, but
are too doctrinaire for the practical
work of party politics.
lii a recent editorial the Tribune,com
menting on the future of tariff legisla
tion, while commending Mr. Erickson
for his frankness in advocating free
trade as the only right, safe and sound
policy, said that it cost him many Dem
ocratio votes. Probably this is correct,
for there are yet Democrats who shiver
when they hear the words free trade,
and who believe that because some of
tne saints of the party pronounced the
revenue tariff beatific therefore It is
holy and impeccable.
But we are not so much concerned in
discussing the merits of this question of
the immediate future about which Dem
ocrats had better be informing thaiu---
selves or prepare to move out, as in ex
amining the truth of the statement that
his advocacy of free trade hurt Mr.
Erickson. His was the only district in
which that policy was openly and fear
lessly advocated. Although Air. Hall is
a free trader, and, as he declared,
"would go farther than he who will go
farthest," he 19 more conservative than
Mr. Erickson, and would get there by
! progressive stages. If, then, Mr. Enck
son's free trade campaign was so dis
tasteful to that mongrel sentiment
which the Tribune says exists, it would
have boen apparent in a greater per
cent of loss in his district than iv the
In the First district the Democratic
vote for representative in 1892 was
14,995 and in 1894, 10,417, a loss of 4.578
or 30 per cent. In the Second district
the vote in 1892 was 11,29!*, and in 'W4,
7,919, a ioss of 3,350 or 29 per cent. In
the Third district the vote in '92 was
15,890, and in '94, 14,193, a loss of 1,097
or 10 per cent, lv the Fourth district
13,425 votes were cast in '92 against
10,268 in '94, a lost of 3,157 votes or
24 per cent. In Erickson's district
15.916 votes were cast in '92 and 11,536
in '94, a loss of 4,380 or 27 per cent.
In the Sixth district 17,317 Totes in '92
and 15,930 in '94 made a loss of 1,387
votes or 8 per cent, while in the Sev
enth district the 7,536 votes of '92
shrank to 3.488 in '94, or 53 per cent.
It it be true, as the Tribune asserts,
j that nine men out of ten want some kind
; of a tariff, then nine men out of ten
; should have voted against the man who
j would wipe tariffs all out; but so far
j from this being the case Mr. Erickson s
• average of loss was not as great as in
: some of the districts, while his vote was
'25 per cent greater than the average of
the state candidates below governor on
the Democratic ticket. All Of which
goes to show that if Mr. Erickson lost
many Democratic votes he gained many
others and much more than enough to
I compensate for the loss.
The general improvement In the l»ns
im-ss situation, compared to last year,
lias doubtless caused ninny charitable
persons to believe that there would be
much less destitution in the city during
this fail Hiid the commit winter. The
industrial upheaval resulting from the
panic brought vividly home to the
minds of all last year the needs of their
poorer brethren. By this time many uf
the rich liavd relapsed into their usual
It should be remembered, however,
that t lie revival oi business has been
but recent; that many men are still
without Work; ant!, above all. that the
expenses of a full year, with little or no
income.have eaten up the small accumu
lations of many an industrious man.
There is ample ti»*ld for charity this
fall, indeed, n is reported that more
cases of destitution are discovered now
than were roiuid a year atro. It is but a
few days until Thanksgiving. With
many this day is almost another Christ
mas. The turkey of New Eniclaiid sup
plants the tcooso of Old England. The
plebeian pie remits in room of the pa
trician plum pudding.
But if the true meaning of the occa
sion is not forgotten; if those that "lute
meat and can e«f will think in ad
vance of those that "wad eat and hae
not," the generous charities of last year
will be not only repeated, but redoubled:
and the cranberry sauce will be sweet
ened by the conviction that almost all
of our citizens who deserve happiness—
and how few do not?—will witness a
TlranksKiving day on which they can
give thanks.
Hkxky Clews it of the opinion that
"the issue of bonds will strengthen con
tidence." Well, it should, first, in
the unspeakable stupidity of our sys«
tern of currency, and next in the same
quality of the Republican fiscal legisla
tion. He means only, however, that it
"strengthens his confidence" that the
federal government is "a good thing."
The magnificent scenery," the wonder
ful electrical effects, the grand ballets,
the great specialties, the march of the
silver army, the weird and wonderful
effects, the beautiful living pictures and
the most startling: acrobatic act ever
seen in this or any other country may
be seen this afternoon at the Metro
politan for a very slight expenditure of
cash, as the prices for the .matinee are
only 25 and 50 cents. The manage
ment of this truly brilliant organiza
tion are presenting the "Black Crook"
in a manner not equaled during its
prime days at riie Academy of Music in
New York. This season Eugene Tomp
kins, who can always be relied upon to
fulfill all promises, has spared neither
pains nor expense, and the sumptuous
manner in which the most minute de
tail are recognized, brines ; forth the
most enthusiastic receptions from the
delighted audience. The attendance,
during the past week has proven most
gratifying to the management, and if
the advance sale of seats for the balance
of the week is any criterion, a most in
teresting engagement is assured.
Bessie Konehill in "Playmates" is t!»c
strong matinee card at the Grand this
afternoon. Popular "Grand" prices will
prevail. The following is the manner
in which Ute free coal will be distrib
uted at the Grand, commencing tomor
row night: Every person receives a
numbered coupon with duplicate num
ber attached. Half of the coupon is de
posited in a glass jar as the holder en
wts the theater. The jar is placed on
the stage and a small boy, blindfolded,
selects from the jar the several winning
numbers. The lucky ones will tiiwn o«
given an order for the tons of coal,
which will be delivered immediately.
TO BE A IM//L1:.
All the Old K. of L, Officers He
elected With Little Oppo
Nkw Orleans, Nov. 20.— Having re
elected General Master Workman j sines
R. Sovereign, Master Foreman M. .].
Bishop, and Secretary-Treasurer,!. W.
Hayes! at this morning's session of the
general assembly, the delegates were in
a fair way to re-elect the whole corps of
officers of the preceding term at this
evening's session. Promptly at 2 o'clock
the gavel in the hauiis of Master Work
man Sovereigu called the afternoon ses
sion to order, and the roll call found al!
the delegates in their sea's.
Nomination ol candidates for the ex
ecutive board was iv order. The pres
ent incumbents were placed before the
meeting and were elected with but a
few dissenting votes. The members of
the board who received this hearty in
dorsement are as follows: T. B. Mc-
Guire, Amsterdam, N. V.; H. B. Mar
tin. St. Paul, Minn.; C.A. French, Marl
boro. Mass., and James M. Kenney,
Omaha, Neb.
Washington, I). C, was chosen as the
place for holding the next annual con
vention. Theofficers w«ra then installed
by Henry T. Allen,of Michigan.The com
mittee on distribution then submitted
forty-nine documents touching on legis
lation and recommended several amend
ments to the constitution. The election
of omcers has not beeu slated for the
end of the convention, but it was deter
mined to hold the same today so as to
preserve harmony, as it was supposed
that the Powclerly faction might de
velop a stronger following. There is
plenty of work for the assembly, and
adjournment will not probably tak«
place until the last of the week. Pow
deriy and his delegation will leave the
ci.ty tonight without springing their
sensational charges and applying for
writs of injunction against the omcers
of the general assembly, aa had been
A World's Fair In Montreal, f
Montukal. Nov. 20.—Montreal is to
have a world's fair. It is to be held
from May 24 to Oct. 31. 1890, and already
an arrangement has been made between
the Montreal Exhibition company and a
London syndicate to furnish the neces
sary funds. The prime mover in the
affair is Joseph H. Stiles, commissioner
for Great Britain to the California in
ternational exposition. A company has
been incorporated, and the primary
capital is halt' a million.
Globe Readers.
'•Queer People" and "Sweetest Songs"
have been in such demand that the sup
ply on hand is temporarily exhausted.
All orders will be tilled ou and after
Friday, Not. 83. _„.-.
Hon. Frank (S. lirady. returning from
Chicago yesterday mernlaft, was met
by James Maloney, and explanations
followed concerning the appointment
which Maloney claimed was promised
him by Mr. Brady last spring. It ap
pears that Mr. Maloney misunderstood
the gentleman from the Fourth, who
remarked that he certainly would be
very foolish to promise goods he could
not deliver. Accordingly Mr. Maloney
went to Mayor Smith and withdrew
from the field. The mayor was re
quested, however, not to anpoint Mr.
I'rendergast as tire commissioner, on
tlie ground that he had held ofiiee long
enough. The Gi ohk remarked jreste?
day that Mr. Brady was not in the habit
of making promises, and it so turns
Robert Seng and \V. L. Ames are an
nounced as candidates for the oliice of
county assessor, altiioutfh the election
does not occur till March. Seng has a
strong following beyond a doubt, and at
this stasre of the game it looks as if he
is in the lead. There is a third man,
however, who is quietly plttCging away,
so it is understood, and who will doubt
less show up with considerable strength
when the time, comes, lie is no other
than A. C. Clausen, state grain inspec
tor, Auditor-elect Sullivan's intimate
friend, and who is riven the credit for
having brought about Sullivan's nom
ination, the landslide doing the rest.
There are few "foxier" politicians in
this county than Mr. Clausen, and if he
starts after the assessor*hip he is goin^c
to give the others a close race. How
over, Seng; is perhaps more entitled to
the office as a matter of fairness, and it
may be that those in power will recog
nize his rights. The officials who elect
are the mayor.county auditor and presi
dent of the board of aldermen.
Henry Johns is making a hot firnt for
the chairmanship of the judiciary com
mittee of the lower house. The way in
which Henry Is going about it convinces
the politicians that he will get it—in
the neck.
T. Parkhurst Iteardon and O. Lexow
Lewis, who are so anxious to build up
reputations by putting down the tfani
biing houses, are respectfully referred
to the fake pawnshops and alleged loan
banks which infest the city. Seldom a
day passes but that the proprietors of
these places are called Into court to ex
pi&in how they did uot fleece the un
wary stranger.
Query—Was the St. Anthony Hill
Coachmen's club invited to attend the
complimentary dinmer tendered Eli
Warner? Squiggins, (Joggius and 'And
some 'Airy were very thick with Eli
before election. Did Eli allow his oid
pals to bo forgotten ?
The Merchants' hotel will widen its
lobby and improve ita acoustic proper
ties in anticipation of the coming of
Senator Henry Keller.
The Dispatch asks Judge Willis to
get a move on him in the Hare-I'en
nington contest, apparently losing sight
of the tact that the case is to be heard
shortly by the supreme court, and .Judge
Willis long ago delivered his decision.
It's well enough to keep track, of what's
going on.
<.«<>!> *oi is< i;s.
Three New York Syndicates Pre
pared to Take Practically
the frwi tire Issue.
Washington, Nov. 20. — The indica
tions are that tiie present government
loan of $0i>,000,000 will not only prove a
complete success, but that the aggregate
of the bids will be far in excess ot tho
amount of the bowls to b« sold. As
fast as received the bids are immediately
placed, unopened, in the treasury vaults,
so tiiat it is impossible to know in ad
vance of the general opening next Mon
day at noon the names .of t!ie bidders,
the amounts bid for, or tii« prices
offered. The number of envelopes bear
ing the legend "Proposals for the pur
chase of 5 per cent bonds" which are
being received at the treasury is far ill
excess of the number received for the
February issue, and the number of re
quests for blank forms of bids is far be
yond expectations. The amount of gold
withdrawn today from the subtr?asury
at New York in exchange loi currency,
presumably for the purpose of purcha's
nig bomb, was $1,000,000, of which $1)00,
--000 was taken by the Central National
bank, $300,000 by Watson Bros., and
$+00,000 by the National Bank or the
Republic on account of customers as
Mercantile Trust and Safe Deposit
Company of Baltimore, *125,000; Na
tional Bank of Boston, $100,000; Empire
State Bank ot New York, $25,000, and J.
Pierrepont Edwards, §50,000. The work
of getting out the new issue is rapidly
progressing. The bureau of engraving
and printing is sending over an invoice
of new prints each day. and it is now
expected that everything will be in
readiness by next Monday noon, when
the bids will have been opened.
Syndicates Waul tlie Iwsue.
New YORK, Nov. ;>Q.— The Evening
Post says that it was informed on trust
worthy authority today that three trust
companies, namely, the United States,
the Union, and the Farmers' Loan and
banking houses of Drexel, Morgau &
Co., Speyer »fe Co., Kuchue, Loeb «& Co.,
and Brown Bros. «& Co., would practi
cally subscribe for the whole issue of
the.bonds at about 3 per cent, that is
at $116,103, from Nov. 18, with accrued
interest. They would bid individually,
and they had already secured the goid
necessary to make the first payment of *
20 per cent on the acceptance of bids.
The banks, it was said, would find it to
their advantage to provide the gold lor
the remaining installment.
Keinaiits of Dr. MoCosh Laid to
Puincetox. N . J., Nov. 20.—The re
mains of Dr. McCash were laid to rest
in the Princeton cemetery (his after
noon with impressive ceremonies. The
undergraduate body, numbering over a
thousand, marched to the late residence
of Dr. MeCosh, and thence escorted the
hearse to the Marquand chapel. Presi
dent l'atton opened the service with a
short prayer, which was followed by a
hymn and reading of Scripture. Deau
Murray followed with a tender eulosrv
of the noble Christian character aiid
energy of the ex-president. Dr. Henry
Vandyke, of New York, delivered an
address, iv which he briefly sketched
the life of Dr. McCosh. Rev. Dr. John
Hall offered prayer, and, after music,
Prof. Duftield pronounced the benedic
tion. At the grave President Patton
offered prayer, and K«v. G. Ilinsdale
pronounced the benediction. Dr. Me-
Cosh's remains were then lowered in a
crypt in the president's row.
New Lemons Are Costly.
New York, Nov. 20.—The first sale
of the season of new cut Messina lemons
was held in this city torfay. Prffces
were from 75 to 80 cents more per box
than was recorded on the first sale In
1803. The reported earthquake in the
Messina district has made a strong
market tor lsuioßf,
Minnesota Has Numbers of
Brainy Men Fit for
The Bills Will Be Important,
as Well as Numer
Chairman McDermott Says
Governmental Favoritism
Must Be Downed.
"If the Minneapolis .Journal thinks
there are no men in the state tit for
United States senator except Gen.
Washburn, it is very much mistaken.
My judgment is there will be a hard
tight when the election comes on and
there will be a number of candidates in
the Held—strong ones at that." Thus
declared a prominent Republican last
evening who has i.ot heretofore stud
much on the senatorial question. I'ur
suing the subject further he asserted
that all sections of the state will have a
desire to secure represent ion. There is
a feeling in the country that the Twin
Cities should not forever hold on to the
senatorial places. There are a number
or men just as good as Senator Wash
burn mentioned for the place and they
will get the votes of their friends. It
is yet rather early to enter the
contest. But few of the members of
the legislature have been, in St. Paul,
as yet. and none of them are declaring
themselves for Washburn. In the
country there is a great deal of talk about
defeating him. There is not the senti
ment in favor of his election that there
was two years ago, when Senator Davis
was the candidate. The latter had a
close call for a re-election, notwith
standing the fact that ,he was indorsed
by the state convention and by every
Republican convention and meeting all
over the state. Senator Washburn does
not have such a sentiment back of him:
on the contrary there is a great amount
of opposition to him. The objection is
not so much from a sectional poiut of
view as because of his services for par
ticular interests to the exclusion of
others. The gentleman concluded with
a remark expressing belief that Senator
Washburn will not be again chosen to
the senate.
: • Siijjxested Legislation.
' The next session of the legislature
promises to be a very active one, aside
from the senatorial election. A great
many important subjects are being
already discussed as needing to be acted
upon. There will be a reapportionment
bill. The appropriations will take
much time of the body. Then there
will be a municipal charter bill.primary
election bill, a bill proposing amend
ments to the insolvency laws, besides
many others of a local and general
character. The ones specifically men
tioned will take tip considerable time in
_(«e'bate.; Another measure that will
make a hard fight will be a bill fixing
(salaries and fees of county offices.
There seems to be a determination
on the part of members hi various parts
of the state to cut down expenses
of operating county affairs, ami sweep
ing changes are anticipated. There is
plenty of room for work in this line. It
will be a wonder if some blunders are
not made in the legislation, as most of
the members or both houses are new to
the work; and there are but few attor
neys among them. One of the fruitful
fields for work will be the cutting off of
offices in county as well as state. For
instance, it is hard to convince the peo
ple of this city that there is need for
two municipal judges at $4,000 per year,
with a clerk j.; at $2,500, besides several
assistants. Many believe that the civil
branch of this court should be cut off
and it made simply one with^poiiee
powers, or powers only to pass upon
offenders against city ordinances.
One .F«id«e,
at a salary of *-2.000 per year, could do
ail the work, nnd have half of the time
for recreation. It would not even re
quire an attorney to perform the duties.
The presiding officer of one branch of
the common council could perform the
duties. There is a movement on foot to
cut down this court, as well as to make
cuts in various offices in this county and
city. The same is true of many coun
ties of the state. Then there are many
sinecures in the state, which are held
by men for whom the offices were
created. The holders of the offices have
no work to do. One of these fa the as
sistant secretaryship of the railroad
and warehouse commission, now
held by D. F. Reese. It will be
abolished at the end of Reese's term.
There are also r>\> attaches of this de
partment, who are supposed to be en
caged in Inspecting and weighing: grain.
None of them work more than three or
four hours a day. and some days they
have no work. They go in couples or
squads. The only thin? that the help
era do is to carry alight jimmy, with
which to open the cars for the Inspector,
who picks up a handful of wheat to
make his test from. This force has
been nearly doubling each year, irre
spective of whether there is work to do
or hot. There are also some fat offices
that need trimming besides the ones
: referred to. The members elect, that
; are'coming to the city, are discussing
i these subjects and are ready with re
formatory bills in many instances.
The talk of a constitutional conven
tion is not general, and the project is
not looked upon with favor. ' The legis
lators of experience advise against call
ing a constitutional convention. A sub
ject that is of great importance, how
ever, is a. codification of the laws. The
• West company has been getting out
from year lo jear a publication to ta .c
the place of codification; but it does no",
correct the conflict in laws, for the- rea
'■ son that only the legislature can do
■that. It is thought that a commission
should be appointed, for codifying the
''laws. The law passed to that effect
iwo years ago gave the supreme court
•power to order a revision, but it has not
been carried into effect for want of an
appropriation adequate to the purpose..
He Makes SuugeHtiong Tor the
Campaign i»f IKJ;<B.
The New York World of last Sunday
devoted several columns to quoting
prominent Democrats in all the states
on "Bow to Win in 1896." Among the
chairmen of state committees v*ho ex
pressed their views was Thomas J. Mc-
Derrnott, of Minnesota, ilia letter is
as follows:
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 17.—T0 the Editor
of the World: The battle again!-; govern
mental favoritism to particular persons or
classes must be maintained. This course, if
pursued in a definite and determined man
ner, cannot fail to imprest thinking beiugs
■uflioientiy. at least, to cause an cxmiium
liou of the principles we advocate. To ex-
amine is to uudcrsttmd. to understand is to
support and advance the cause.
The party pledges should be fulfilled by
putting raw materials on (tie tree list at the
coming session of congress.
The use of money to control elections
should be decried its subversive of good k<»v
ermneut, and the mo*t stringent legislation
enacted and strictly enforced providing
more severe punishment for. this offense.
Fill every position within the disposition
of the government wish individuals that are
not only thoroughly competent but likewise
In sincere sympathy with the principles of
the administration, anil not persons whose
conversions have occurred since the acces
sion of the parly to power.
But. above all things, the .viir must be
waned for freedom of traflio not only with
every state in the Union us it is, but also
with every nation on the globe, Our mis
sion is to liberate humanity from Industrial
slavery, and there should be no vacillation
or hesitancy. The line of march is directly
before us. and we mast proceed so tnat all
cap rcadil; discern where wo are going. Ju
this way our numbers will be augmented
and our forces Btieufdhencd, the party rein
stated and perpetuated in power.
Thomas J. Mi Dkkmoi t, Chairman.
The Lincoln club, a Keoublican or
ganization of St. Paul, is getting into
shape to make a strong demand for
recognition, in parceling out the state
patronage as well as that or the county.
A meeting was held last night todiscuss
matters. The club would not give out
its conclusions further than to say that
arrangements for a permanent organ
ization are being made. Quarters will
be secured, and a reading room attach
ment will be provided.
lion. VV. Al. Lock wood, or I'ipestone
county, was in the city yesterday. He
is favorable to the election of lion. Dan
Shell us speaker ami claims that oflice
for the Second congressional district.
K. I). Chase, of Faribault, was in the
city yesterday, lie is in favor of some
good primary election law. The one
proponed by I'«ter Daly, of this city, is
commended to his notice.
b. T. Littleton, of Kasson, Dodge
county, is a member of the house who
was in the city yesterday.
Representative John .1. Boobar, of St.
(.'loud, is in the city. He is a yotniK
man who will work Jin an energetic
way at law making 1 the comma: winter.
Col. Lounsberry. of the Fargo x\rgtis,
is in the city. He came here to arrange
for a press report of the coming legisla
ture for vis paper. The colonei is au
old newspaper man. He left the Globe
a few months ago to crow up with the
latter-day journaiism of the West. He
is a Republican; and, of course, is satis
lied with the slump on election day.
Stroiuboli in State <>r Activity—
Two Hundred Corpses Extri
cated at San Procopio.
Romk, Nov. 20. — The earthquake
shocks continue at Milazzo, on the north
coast of tho island of Sicily, and tha
fact that the volcano of Stromboli is
n arly in a state of eruption is accepted
as proof that the disturbances are of
volcanic origin. The inhabitants of
Milax/.o continue in a btate ot terror.
Elsewhere the feeling of alarm is sub
siding, and business is resuming its
normal course.
Reports from the province of Ileggio
de Calabria state that two hundred
corpses have been extricated from the
ruins of houses at San Procopio. Forty
eight bodies were found beneath the
ruins of the church. The number of
persons injured is said to be enormous.
It is estimated that the damage done to
buildings at Pal mi, not counting the
loss incurred in furniture destroyed,
will amount to 2,000,000 lires. Fifteen
buildings collapsed entirely, and 300
others are irreparably damaged. Every
house in the town has suffered more or
less, and not one remains habitable. At
Palm!, six persons were killed and over
four hundred were injured.
Eitrht persons perished at Seminari
and 200 people were injured. The
tombstones and mortuary chapels in the
cemetery of Seminari were upheaved
•ltd completely shattered. The villages
of Barapier and Santa were destroyed.
In Keggio itself the postoffice, town
hall, court house and prison were al
most wrecked. Cases were heard today
in the open yard attached to the court
house., and the prisoners were placed on
board ships, where they will be kept
until the prison is repaired.
Tlli:\ B»i:t I. XitV. KOLR WILL BE
Senator Pujjh Confident Gov.
Jones Will Fearlessly Ad
minister the Law.
Washington, Nov. iii).—Col. Lee
Crandall. who ran for congress on the
Kolb Democratic ticket against Gen.
Wheeler in the Eighth Alabama dis
trict, is at Populist headquarters here,
fresh troa the conference of Kolb men,
at which it was determined to issue the
manifesto published today. Mr. Cran
ial! says that Kolb will bn duly sworn
in as governor on the Ist of December
by some magistrate qualilied to admin
ister oaths, aim will uienjattempt to per
form the functions of governor.
When asked whether {Ugh ting would
ensue. Mr. Crandall said: "The Gates
men have the militia to back them and
the support of the administration, while
we have not man y_ai ins, but you know
wnat .Napoleon sai;i about the right.
Comparatively few Kolb men from the
back districts were at the convention
last week because they were unable to
get there, and we cannot tell how many
will respond to the cull on the Ist of
December. Many of them are too poor
to travel. There will be contests made
in the - house against six of the eight
Democratic candidates who are given
certificates of flection, at»d we will pre
sent such indisputably evidences of
frauds that the committee cannot over
look them."
Scnatur l»u:;-|a Talks.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—Senator
Pugh, of Alabama, arrived this morn
ing fresh from his Home, He said that
notwithstanding ho had left Montgom
ery on Sunday last at 11 o'clock, lieJiad
received no intimation of Capt. KoTb's
purpose to issue a manifesto, and that
lie was as much surprised as any non
resident of Alabama' could have been
upon reading thepronunciamento in the.
morning papers. Senator Pugh declined
to discuss the matter further than to
say that if Capt. Kolb should attempt to
put his plans into execution, he feared
and believed there would be serious
trouble. The senator in reply to a
question said that (!ov. Junes was a
nun of courage and determination.
Last Trip on the Canal.
Buffalo. Nov. 20.—The elevators
arc loading the last canal boats of the
season today. Yesterday about a dozen
were loaded, and today about the same
number will start east. Many of the
canal boat owners do not expect to
reach tidewater. If they succeed in
reaching the Mohawk valley they will
bo very fortunate. It does not make
much difference to the owners of the
grain. It is cheaper to store grain on a
canal boat than in the elevators In New
York. It lias not been a very success
ful season for boatmen on the Erie
canal. Freights have been very low
ever since navigation opened; there has
not been much doing in up freights,
and most of the boatmen figure they
are coining out übotit even. * •;. '
Little Change Made in the
Roster by Yesterday's
Choice in Nearly Every In
stance Was by Unani
mous Vote.
An Ovation Given to Miss
Acherman, the Traveling
(.'r.KVKi.A vn. ()., Nov. :iO.—There was
a slightly decreased attendance at the
convention of the Women's Christian
Temperance union today. Immediately
utter the devotional exercises, Mrs.
Campbell, of Wisconsin, gave notice
that at the next annual convention she
would move to amend article 4of the
constitution by the substitution of tie
words "vice president-at-large" after
the word "president."
After this notice was given, Mrs. B.
>Slurtevant Peele, of California, rose
and announced that Miss Jessie Aclier
man. round-the-world missionary of the
union, was seated with the California
delegation, and Mrs. Peele desired that
she" be given a seat on the platform.
Miss Achennan was, by vote, made a
member of the convention, and was
escorted to the platform. When the
escorting party reached the platform
Miss Willard took a valise from Miss
Acherman's hand, and. holding it up,
said: "i'hh is the bag that has traveled
150,000 miles in the last seven years.
These are not the most interesting facts
in regard to it. It has contained -20.000
pledges from men and y.ooo member
ship etrtifieatea from women all over
the world." The convention applauded
loudly, and Miss Willnrd rapped vigor
ously with her gavei, "not for order/
she explained, "but for applause."
After this iittle Jollification the re
ports from the Women's Temperai.ee
Publishing association were called for.
The first given was that of Mi*s Mar
garet Suddlth, managing editor of the
Union. Signal, the official organ of the
W. C. T. [J., and after she iiad finished,
Mrs. Katherine Lent Stevenson re
ported for "Books and Leaflets." Mrs.
Caroline F. Crow next reported, al9o for
the L'nion Signal.
Samuel Dickey, of the Prohibitioa
party, then spoke briefly and humor
After a lew preliminaries,the election
of officers was begun. The lust.ballot
was for president, and resulted in the
unanimous choice of Miss Fiances
YVillard. The president was then pre
sented with two guvela sent by the
Women's Christian Temperance Union,
of Churehiii,N.Y.,tln: woou being taken
from the house where Miss Wiilard
was born. She made a brief ad
dress of thanks for the continued
confidence reposed in her by the
union. Miss Willard then Dominated
Mrs. L. M. N, Stevens for vice president
at lame, and she was also unanimously
elected to that position. Mrs. Kathar
ine Lente Stevenson was elected corre
sponding secretary. Mrs. Clara C. Hoff
man recording secretary ami Miss Helen
>i. Barker treasure!.
Al'terauou Session.
If the characteristic of the morning
session had been intense excitement,
that of the afternoon session was deep
solemnity, the feature of the afternoon
beinjj the exercises in memory of Mrs.
Mary A. Wooubridge, late recording
secretary of the national organization,
who died about a month atio.
The tirst exercise of the after
noon was the devotional serv
ice led by Mrs. Narcissa White
Kinney, of Oregon. After this Mrs.
Lucy Stone lilackwell, daughter of the
iate Lucy Stone, suoke, as did also Mrs.
Delia 11. Cox. of Washington, and Miss
Frances Griffin,of Alabama. Susan B.
Anthony spoke briefly urging woman
suffrage. Senator Williams and Sena-*
lor Clark, of the Ohio legislature, were
introduced and spoke, also others of less
Mrs. Helton Bullock, of New York,
took charge of the memorial service.
Mrs. Clara Hoffman, of Missouri, spoke
and Mrs. Aliw Harris, of Boston, sang.
Miss Frances E. Willard led in prayer,
Mrs. Henrietta Monroe, of Ohio, spoke
and Key. Anna Shaw pronounced the
benediction. Adjournment followed
shortly after the conclusion of these ex
The evening session was devoted to
the topic "Tho Development of the
Crusade Ideas."
Mrs. Anna M. Hammer, president of
the reniisyivania W. C. T. 1., was in
tho chair. After devotional services,
addresses were made on the subject by
Miss Jessie Ackennaun, Mrs. L. S.
Hounds, of Illinois, ami Mrs. (_ hika Sa
kutai, of Japan. A "birthday offering"
of money was then taken up, but tl.e
amount realized was not announced.
This evening thirty-two of the ladies,
in charge of (apt. Truelove, of the Sal
vation Army.and Mrs. Edliolm, of Cali
fornia, went on a tour of the slums of
the city, being *om* until lv o'clock.
Increase of Stocks Comparatively
New York, Nov. 20. — Special cable
and telegraph advices to llrailstreet's,
covering the principal points of accu
mulation in the United States, Canada
and Europe, indicate the following
chances in the stocks of grain last Sat
urday, compared with the preceding
Saturday: United States and Canada,
east of the Rocky mountains,wheat, in
crease, 1,278,000 bvshels; corn,increase,
29-2,000 bushels; oats, decrease, 320.000
bushels. United States, west of the
Rocky mountains, wheat, increase,
750.000 bushels. Afloat for and in Eu
rope, wheat, increase, 208,000 bush
els. larger increases of do
mestic wheat stocks east of the
Rocky mountains not reported by the
(train exchanges include 297,000 bushels
in .Northwestern interior elevators. 87,
--000 bushels in Chicago private elevators,
28.000 bushels in Milwaukee private
elevators, 35.000 bushels at Syracuse,
30.V00 bushels at Fulton, N. V.. and 27,
--000 bushels at Galveston. Correspond
ing decreases include 56.000' bushels at
Cleveland. 50,000 bushels at New Or
leans, 81,000 bushels at Leavenworth,
30,000 bushels at Joliet, 24,000 bushels
at Omaha, and 20.000 bushels iv Minne
apolis private elevators.
Grange Work.
Si'uiNoFiKi.n, 111., Nov. 20.—The
.National Urauice today received the re
ports of the state masters. The com
mittee on mileage reported 9 cents ocr
mile and Jtt per day to delegates. \d
dresses on the revision of tho ritual
were made by several members. 1)
W. Wilson, of Elgin, m., nationai
secretary of the Dairy association dis
cussed the Ki-ttu«e. The Lincoln monu
ment was visited this afternoon
"Queer People"
And "The World's Sweetest Sours,"
owing to tho unexpected demand for
them by our subscribers, cannot be sup
plied to applicants until Friday next,
Nov. 23, whim all orders for same will
be promptly SUed at the Gloiik count
ing rooms, '. , ' ■ . "- *
The demand is immense.
We now have an elegant
new lot 33 and 36 inches
long, trimmed with Marten
collars and edging, at $45
and $60. The cheapest
CAPE in either city. Extra
long and heavy, for winter
wear; made of Electric Seal.
uill Jju,
In the East are having such
a run that nobody has any
stock. We have EVERY
THING in Capes. Particular
attention is asked to out
Electric Seal, with Beat
trimming—the Cape of this
season. Also with Persian
Lamb Yokes.
In Wool Seal. ELECTRIC
OTTER. MONKEY; in fact
EVERYTHING, are now or
our racks. A few days wih
see the assortment again
broken. Select while you
can. Capes are THE thing
this year, and ours an
long, heavy and made fo,
Minnesota. Try us for a
Cape. Prices. $10 to $500.
We KNOW our prices are low
and our stocK unequalled,
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