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Sharp Contest on Speakership.
The Hirshfield Divorce Sensation.
Comiskey Talks of His Franchise.
Japs Continue to Maul China.
Reign of Terror in Indian Territory.
Southern Democrats Stand
Squarely by the Admin
Southern Pacific Railroad
Lobby Getting in Shape
for New Congress.
S the Tune of a Half-Million
Copies—What Gossips
Special to the Globe.
Washington*. Nov. 21.—As the mem
bers of the lower house of congress
come straggling back to Washington
there is one fact very evident; it is that
the silver Democrats who devoted their
time to fighting President Cleveland
during the last session have had con
siderable light on the situation, and
they are no longer so sure that the ad
ministration is wrong and that they
alone represent the people.
The defeat of Blaud hi Missouri,
Fithian in Illinois, Bryan in Nebraska,
aii'i the free silver Democrat* in Indi
ana, as we!! as Gen. Weaver in a sup
posedly silver district in lowa, has
rather unnerved the free silver con
tingent wf the Democratic party, and at
the coming short session of congress
there will be less commanding and
warning by Congressman Bland and his
followers. During the last session Mr.
Bland was accustomed to rise in his
seat, and. pointiuz hi.s finger at the
sound money leaders on the Democratic
Bide, tell them that the people were on
his side, and would be heard troin iv
their particular cases at the polls.
t'aitiTsini for Cleveland.
The election was held,and the leading
men on the silver side, headed by Mr.
Bland, were defeated, while down in
Tennessee Congressman Patterson, who
voted anil talKed against silver, and who
had a hard fight for a renotnination,
being opposed by a silver man, comes
back with a substantial majority. Asked
as to his views of the results, Mr. Pat
terson lost ho time in saying that the
Southern Democrats had made their
mistake in not planting themselves
squarely behind President Cleveland
a:id fighting it out squarely on tnat line.
Of course this statement of Mr. Pat
terson does not suit the men whom
it hits, but at the same time there is no
manner of doubt that it represents the
Situation South to a dot. Down there
the Democrats are Cleveland men, and
when it comes to electing men who are
going to oppose liis policies they aon't
care so much whether they bear the
label "Republican" or "Democrat." As
far as the actual results are concerned,
it makes little difference.
But the late election was an eye
opener every where, and the anti-ad
imnistration Democrats, who have all
returned, tell about the same story,
whether they hail from the North. East,
West or South. The causes that pro
duced the greatest amount of trouble
were the delay in passing, the act re
pealing' the Sherman silver law, the
action of the senate in delaying and
emasculating the tariff bill and a desire
on th« part of the people to in a meas
ure square accounts with the only rep
resentatives of the party they could set
at at this time.
Seeking for Democratic Scats.
Each day brings notice of from one to
i half-dozen more contests fur seats in
the next congress. Nearly every Re
publican who was defeated in the
Southern slates will contest and depend
■pern the large party majority to give
him the seat, regardless of the fact that
th.: majority of tiie voters cast their bal
lots for the other candidate. Some of
these argue that the fact that "Tom"
Reed will be a candidate for the Repub
lican presidential nomination, and will
waul to secure as many of tins Southern
delegates as possible to the next na
tional convention, will make aim very
friendly to all such contestants, on the
theory that each of these men will be
able to control his district delegates In
There are several reasons for doubt
ing such a story, the best one being
that, in spire of his bitter partisanship,
Mr. Reed is a much larger man than
this represents hint to be; and, second,
the men who are contesting are, as a
rule, the men who will have the least to
do with the election of delegates in :96.
Nearly all of them are accidents, all of
whose time will be needed to secure
renotninations, which they will take in
the hope that lightning will strike them
a train.
Tiie Pacific Railroad*.
Next to the American Sugar Refining
totupaojr the corporations most delight
ed at the defeat of the Democratic ma
jority of the present house of represent
atives are the Pacific railroads. In the
present house there Is a solid majority
against any of the funding schemes pro
posed in the interests of the road, and
any change would improve their pros
pects. Hunting-ton's confidential attor
fie? and manager has already made his
appearance in Washington, and no time
will be lost in setting the wheels in
motion for the Fifty-fourth congress,
Then it is hoped the Stanford estate
may be released, and Huntingtou and
nil the others be relieved of their liabil
ity under the California law.
One Plum Letts.
Congressman Baldwin has been visit
ins; all the departments during the past
week and getting the wheels "in motion
again. He thinks the Chippewa com
mission will be able to complete its
work in about six months, although the
secretary, speaking from ihe experience
of the orlice gained during the past six
years, gives the commissioners a year
Idnirer. At any rate Hon. "Dar" S.
Hall need not prepare his papers for re
appointment to lite old position in case
- the Republicans win in 1890. This par
ticular job.will be ended for good long
before March 4, 1887. Whi.'e the office
seekers may not indorse Maj. Baldwin's
eoune in urginer the abolition of sine
cures like this Cblppewa commission,
the people will. It is unusual for a mem
ber of congress to take the position of
Maj. Baldwin, but he is no "win(<4atri
■jpr" or ncci;!«r,t. but a careful ban of
iSatrs, who b«li«Tea tfie business of the
- -*sr^<^-?sr<L<£.
govdrmneut should be run the saint' as
the business of a private individual, just
as economically and just as prudently.
If >«U'» (ireat ftpcficlr
While Congressman Hail was defeat
ed for re-election, his friends have the
satisfaction ot knowing that he has dur
ing the past three years made a record
that has done more to place Minnesota
before the world than any man who has
been in the lower house from th«
North Star state in years. He won his
way up in the councils of his party by
hard work and sheer ability,because his
modest and unassuming manner pre
vented him getting all that belonged to
him, let alone anything that did not.'
His speeches were a credit to him, th«
Third district and the state, and in sev
eral cases were given a tremendous cir
Secretary Lawrence Gardner, of the
Democratic congressional committee, in
speaking of one of Mr. Hall's speeches
Use other day. said:
"We Had calls for that little red book
by 'Hall of Minnesota' from every state
in the I'nion, and we could hardly &et
one edition to tlie beadquarters until
another was demanded. In all we used
more than a
Haifa Million Copies
without counting those paid for and or
dered directly by committees ami mem
bers of congress. Here, by the way,"
continued Mr. Gardner, "is a letter from
Illinois which is a sample of hundreds
received during the campaign."
•'Quite a large number of copies of
the speech of Hall, of Minnesota, have
found their way into this district," said
the letter, "ana 1 honestly believe that
the Democrats who have read it have,
been more relieved and brightened up
by it than by any otner campaign docu
ment that hus bt.eii sent out."
"1 sincerely regret that a great state
like Minnesota should make the mis
take of retiring a man like Mr. Hall,"
said Mr. Gardner. "His first two terms
gave him an acquaintance that made
him particularly valuable. He has a
national reputation, and If he and Maj.
Baldwin are samples of the Democratic
leaders in Minnesota 1 will look for
more Democratic congressmen from
that locality in the future."
Threats to Blow the Court House
Up Were Made iielore the
Troops Fired.
Columbus, ()., Nov. 21.—The court of
inquiry today in the Coit case heard
evidence to this effect from Col. Coit:
tie was not at the door where the
Iking occurred when it occurred. Later
he received telephone messages to get
his men out, as the house km to be
blown up with dvnaniite. Col. Coit
laid stress on the fact that the orders to
tire in case the doors were broken
open, or a stone was thrown, or a shot
was fired at the men, were given by
himself. His reasons for keeping the
men in the house after the negro had
been taken there was to avoid the pos
sibility of stones being thrown at the
men, thus necessitating tiring Dy them,
and perhaps the killing of innocent
persons. He also believed tlie with
drawal of the troops to the house would
result in less excitement outside.
In answer to a question relative to
the statements that he was intoxicated,
Col. Coit testiu><l that lie ilid not enter
a saloon during the day, but on account
of being cold in the evening Surgeon
Guerin prescribed not to exceed two
tablespoons!ul of stimulant, and that
was all the liquor he saw or drank at
Washington C. H. He did not see any
of nis men intoxicated, nor did he see
liquor in the possession of any of them.
Wiien the order to load was given iv
the afternoon the crowd numbered
nearly 2,000. They were threatening
the lives or Sheriff Cook and himself.
The men were given positive orders
when they first weut there not to enter
saloons. Col. Coit said he was not given
assistance by the local police, and that
his authority to load and fire was found
in the discretion given to commanding
officers in the regulations.
M;ij. John C. Speaks, of the Columbus
battalion of the Fourteenth regiment,
Ohio national guard, was the only other
witness examined today. Hb testified
that just before the shooting he ad
dressed the crowd from a balcony over
the south entrance, at which the shoot
ing was done, warning them of the dan
ger, ile stated he also called to the
business meu across the street to close
their stores. His warnings were only
partly heeded.
Ileforni of the Army Proceeds
H Jowly.
London, Nov. 22.—A dispatch from
Shanghai to the Times says that the
reform of the Chinese army proceeds
with difficulty, a few European of
haers are engaged in the preliminaries
of the reorganization. There Is no cen
tral authority. Prince Kung, uncle
of Hie emperor and head of the Tsung-
Li-Yamen, the admiralty, etc., is re
stricted in the exercise of his authority,
finding it hard to contend against Chi
nese obstruction. Viceroy Li Hung
Chang shows no sign of leaving Tien-
Tsin. The dispatch adds that the re
port of the suicide of Commodore Lln-
Tai-Sau, commander of the Chinese
battle ship Chen-Yuen, which was sunk
by the Japanese in the battle of the
Yalu, has been confirmed.
They Are Within Two Miles of
Port Arthur.
London, Nov. 21.—A dispatch fro«n
Shanghai reports that the Japauese are
within two miles of Port Arthur. The
American cruiser Baltimore has gone to
Foo-Chow, fearing an attack might be
made upon the American mission there.
Costly Delay for China.
London, Nov. 22.—1n a leader this
mornine the lost says that Japaa's re
ply to the United States shows the error
of hpproachinir Japan at the present
juncture otherwise than by united
action. China cannot hope for European
sympathy, fche must face the inevi
table. Her delay in suintr for peace only
means the payment of an increased 111
--demnily and further humiliation.
Russia's Grain Crop.
New York, Nov. 21.—The grain crop
of Russia, as estimated by the agricult
ural ministry, according to a St. Peters
burg cable, is as follows: WJi^o. gfj.
000,000 bushels, affalUiii^.ooOjOOo'biiSn.
els last vesti f ye , 79g,0p0,(K», :. a«alHgt
752.t)D0,G00; barley, 176,000,000,- against
224,000,000; oats, 664,000,000. against
C72.ooo.000; uisize, less thau half of last
year's crop.
It Is the Subject of Many
Depositions Read at
Said to Have Given His
Brother Much Trouble
at Helena.
Said to Have Actually Romped
in a Chicago Hotel
Fakoo, N. I)., Nov. 21.—Miss Dell
Hoguu's conduct previous to tier mar
riage to Millionaire llirshfield was the
subject matter of lengthy depositions,
the reading of which consumed almost
the entire time in the case today. When
the case was called this morning the dep
osition of L. ii. Hirshfield was read.
He had raiseu his brother Aaron from
boyhood, and had educated him into a
wonderfully shrewd business man,
but during the past year Aaron was
more of a nuisance than a help in bus
iness matters, owing to the mental
aberration irom which he was suffering.
The only reason he was not dropped
from a responsible position in the bank
was that the act might impair the stand
ing of the institution. Mose Morris also
testified to Hirshfield's peculiar conduct.
Mrs. Emma J. Howard, of Helena, said
in a deposition that Miss Ilogan had
told her that she had Ilirshfieid "solid;"
that it was her money she was after,
etc. John If. Cameron was certain that
Hirslitivld was not in his right mind
during the period of his courtship ana
marriage. George W. Blanchard, Hugo
Bauman and L. E. Bailey are employed
iv the Palmer house. Chicago, Hirsh
field and Miss Hogan stopped at this
hotel in September, when they went to
Chicago to get married. Witnesses
testified that Miss Hogan's conduct was
unseemly during her stay at the hotel.
She romped in the hall, and one night
her bed was not occupied. When these
depositions were taken, another was
taken from Max Stine, of the same
hotel. His testimony either -had little
weight or contradicted that of the oth
ers, and counsel refused to read it, and
was sustained by the court. Dr. Wear,
of Fargo, was the first witness put on
the stand. Ho had trea fea Hirshfield
for nervous prostration after he came to
Fargo. Hirshfield appeared very nerv
ous and absent-minded.
Also Got a Check Cashed at Man-
It a to.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, Minn., Nov. 21. — Two
forced checks have come to light here
today. A man giving his names as
George R. Luse, representing Harder,
Luse & Co.. Minneapolis and St. Paul,
stopped at the Saulpaugh hotel and got
Clerk Ciark to indorse a ¥50 check, it
was dated Minneapolis, Nov. 15, and
was drawn upon the National Bank of
Commerce, payable to the order of
George R. Luse. N. K. Clark indorsed
it, and it was paid at the National Citi
zens' bank of this city. He talked with
the accommodating clerk familiarly
about his business,and described one of
the newest inventions in typesetting
machines. The transaction occurred
Saturday morning,and the swindler took
the afternoon train for St.Paul, where he
played substantially the same confi
dence game on Mos*rs. Carson and Hall
at the Merchants' hotel. He had by
this time chanted his name and pre
sented a check doted Maukato, Nov. 16,
drawn upon the Citizens' Nationul
bank, of this city, payable to the order
of George M. Pattersrn and signed L.
Patterson & Co. Usual printed counter
checks were used in both cases, the
handwriting was idontical, and both
were for $50. The swindler is described
as being live feet ten inches tall, of
dark complexion and mustache. He is
one of the smoothest forgers, and Mr.
Clark, as well as the St. Paul men, was
easily taken in. Chief of Police Vales
is on his trail.
Bat He Will Appoint a Republic-
an Judge.
Winoxa, Nov. 21.—The Democratic
attorneys of Wtnona county have drawn
up a petition to Gov. Nelson, asking tor
the appointment of A. 11. Snow (Demo
crat) as district judce, to succeed Hon.
C. M. Start. The petition will be for
warded to Wabasha and Olmsted coun
ties for signatures. In a private letter
to a member of the Winona county bar,
in answer to a query as to whether ho
was committed to appoint a Republican,
Gov. Nelson says:
"1 have never said to any one, directly
or indirectly, that I would not appoint
any one but a Republican as successor
to Judge Start. On the contrary, iev
mind is almost a blank on the subject,
both as fo the candidates and their
politics. I shall aim lirst of all to get
you a competent man. If the bar could
agree on a candidate, he being a suita
ble man. it would relieve me of a good
deal of the ouus of making the selec
tion; but, in default of their atjreeine, 1
shall have to do the very best 1 can."
Axnoim" Body Found.
Winoxa, Nov. 21.—The remains of
Louis Axness, a young farmer of the
town of Hart, who disappeared iaat
August, were found tb!s naming in a
leafy grove half a mile from his home.
Only the skeleton remained. This was
in a sitting posture. A rope tied aiounu
the neck and over a branch of an over
hanging oak showed that death had
been suicidal. Searching parties were
within a few feet of the spot in August,
but tiie leafy growth hid the body from
t* „- £j- • ■*..■■.
Dr. HeflYou at hutching >n.
Spepial to the dufot*.
-iIuTOUiNsoN, Minn., Nov. 21.—Dr.
Heffron, of the cathedral. St. Paul,
opened the Hutcbinsou "fair" Tuesday
evening by an address on "America."
Dr. Heffron lauded the work of Father
ItcMahan and spoke intensely patrioti
cally of America.
Mrs. Pomeroy's Claim Recognized
. by Some Hnlett Heirs.
Special to tho Globe.
Dui-utii, Minn., Nov. There was
a sensational denouement yesterday in
the Iluiett will case, which involves an
estate valued at $550,000. It leaked out
that many of the heirs of the-late'Nehe
mialt llulett had on the previous day
filed with the register of deeds, through
their attorneys, a contract of agreement
providing for quitclaiming to Mrs.
Lucy Pomeroy, a*, wife ot Hulett, a one
fourth share of their asserted Interest
in the estate. In return, Mrs. Hulett
agrees to quitclaim to the heirs a three
fourths interest in her claim. By these
agreements fourteen of the heirs recoe
nize the claim which Mrs. Pomeroy has
been attempting to establish, that she
had secretly married Hulett, and with
drawn their opposition to the allowance
of her claim to dower. A small coterie
of the heirs have not recognized Mrs.
Pomerov's claim, and are no,v contest
ing it in the district court.
Populists Carry Cook.
Di'i.UTH, Minn., Nov. 21. — The
steamer Dixoii got in last night from
Grand Marais, after a very rouzh pass
age. Among the passengers was T. W.
Mayhew, county auditor of Cook county,
who continued the report that, the Pops
had carried nearly all the offices; but,
strange to say, the Republican state and
congressional tickets received plurali
ties. The vote was: Governor —Nelson
TO, Becker IS, O.\en 57. llilleboe 4.
State Auditor—Dunn 07. Biermann IS,
Strom berg 57, Johnson 4. Chief Jus
tice-Start 70. Smith 10. Ladd 57. Asso
ciate Justice-Collins 73. Willis 55. Con
gressman— Towne 07, Baluwin 10, Hal
vorsen 54.
nig Milling Company Fails.
Wk.stSi'pf.kioh, VYis.. Nov. 21.—The
Anchor Milling company, of Superior,
on application of W. A. Wilkins.passed
into the hands of H. T. Fowler, re
ceiver, today. The order was issued
by Judge Smith. Wilkins is sec
retary and treasurer of the com
pany, and action was taken to protect
himself and other creditors. The com
pany lacked ready cash, but is perfectly
solvent. The plant is worth "$300,000,
and indebtedness will not exceed $175.
--000, but Of which. $25,000 was due and
pressing. There will be no interruption
of the mills filling orders.
J. K. ICmmctt Weds.
Davkxpokt, 10., Nov. 21. — This
morning Joseph K. Emmett. "Our
Fritz," arrived in town with his com
pany, and this evening the play ot
'•Fritz in a Madhouse" will be pre
sented. Mr. Emmett at ouce proceeded
to the court house, where he asked lor
a marriage license. A few minutes
later the actor and Miss May ilaggins
Stevens, a member of the company,
drove up to the residence of Canon
Rogers, ot the Episcopal church, nr;d
asked him to perform the marriage
ceremony, which he did. i
Elder Confident of Acquittal.
Dulutii, Minn.. Nov. 21.—George A.
Elder, formerly manager of the Ameri
can Loan and Trust com pan)', was ar
raigned today in the district court on
four Indictments for grand larceny in
the first degree. The amount claimed
to have been abstracted from the funds
of the company is $70,005.39. He waived
the reading of the indictments and will
plead not guilty tomorrow. Elder is
not alarmed and claims if anything is
wrong others are as much to blame as
he and will have to stand their share of
the responsibility.
Smith Gets in by 11.
Mookheau. Minn..Nov. 21.—Pigun s
as to the senatorial contest in this dis
trict, in which Smith has won over
Probsifield, are as follows.
CJay. Wilkin. Becker. Total
Smith 1,017 484 1,U3 2,061
Probstfieid ... .1,340 43? Bt>7 2,i;D3
The majority on the face of the re
turns is thereiore 11 for Smith.
Kent Xot Questioned,
Special to the Globe.
Mas dan. H. D., Nov. 21.—The de
fense in the Kent murder case sur
prised everybody this atternoon by rest
inK without putting the defendant on
the witness stand. Thrre is a probabil
ity that the jury will get the case tomor
row night.
.Laudanum for loothache.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claikl, VVis, Nov. 21.—Chris
tian Bohn. au ex-saloonkeeper, took a
large dose of laudanum, and it took
three doctors to keep him from dying.
He said it was to stop a toothache, but
it is claimed be sought to end his life,
owing to business reverses.
But Will They too It?
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls. S. D., Nov. 21.—A
spasm of religion has broken out here
as the result of revival services. Ac-.
cordlngly tomorrow business hoases are
going to close, in order that everybody
may have an opportunity to attend
liive stock Burned.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 21.—Fire last
night destroyed the barn of Math Gan,
in the town of Springhill. Six horses,
three cows and tive hundred bushels or
oats were burned. The loss is 12,000,
partly insured.
Fatally Injured an Kditor.
Pierre, S. D., Nov. 21.—Ned Nar
cotte, a halfbreed Indian, struck Henry
Jeffries, editor of the Fort Pierre Fair
Play, on the head with a chair tonight
in a urawl, fatally injuring liim. iuii
cotte escaped.
Pine JLand Hale.
Chippjewa Falls, Wis., Nov. 21.—
The Northwestern Lumber Company of
Eaii Claire today sold to the Chippewa
Lumber company, of this city, l,0(>0
acres of pine land in this county and^Bo
in Eau Claire county. The considera
tion was $32,000. , • . « r
Jacobson for bpeakcr.
Madison, Mln,n., Nov. 21.—Many of
the friends of Jacob F. Jacob' on,* wj,o
was re-elected with a . big majority to
the legislature, are going to make an
effort lor him for speaker of the next
house. . " L'i.j,
High Suliool Nine Beaten.
Special to ibe Globe.
Fahibaijlt> MIM., Nov. 21.— Shat
tuck played a football game this after
noon with the East Minneapolis h<gh
school team. The score was 44 to 6, iv
favor of Suattuclc
It Is Buzzing* in the Bonnets
of Numerous Southern
Other Sections of the State,
by Common Consent, Keep
Hands Off.
Congressman McCleary in
Town—Resubmission in
North Dakota.
The canvass for the speakership of
the next hous-i of representatives is
growing very spirited, and is attracting
a'considerable number of out-of-town
people to the city. There is a great
amount of discussion on the subject in
tne hotel lobbies and elsewhere. A
number of active candidates are already
in thij held, most of whom come from
the southern part of the state. It seems
to he conceded by many of those in the
other portion of the state that this office
should goto the southern portion. Any
candidate residing: in the Twin Cities
has been mentioned merely incidentally
and not with the expectation
that he would get the support
of. even his own delegations.
It has been conceded that neither
city will present any of their number
for this office. Duluih has been men
tioned as likely to present the name of
J. M. Smith, of that city. C. F. Sta
ples, of Dakota county, has been men
tioned also; but the fact that he lives so
close to St. Paul makes his chances
rather unpromising at present. There
are five persons prominently mentioned
for the place, all of whom are from the
southern part of the state. Four of
these reside in the First congressional
district and one in the Second. Mr.
Staples is from the Third and Mr.
Smith resides in the Seventh.
The first we mentioned as a candi
date is Capt. S. K. Van Sant. of Wi
nona. The captain is an old soldier and
department commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic. He is a man of
good executive ability, and made an ex
cellent record in the legislature.
lion. Dan Shell, of Worthington, the
present mayor of that thriving city, is
the only candidate from the Second dis
trict—a section of the state that has a
right to ask for representation. Mr.
Shell is a gentleman who would make
an ideal presiding officer. He has a
commanding preseuce, and is pleasant
and agreeable in manner. His friends
say that the Second district ought to
demand his election on the ground that
his part of the state has none of the
state offices. He is an upright and im
partial man, and had the universal
esteem of his associatiates in the last
legislature. Mr. Shell has not been
active in his own canvass, but his friends
say that, he can capture the place with a
little effort.
Hon. John L. Gibbs, of Albert Lea, Is
known as the farmer legislator. He
has already been speaker twice, and
has served six terms In tin: legislature.
lie has the recommendation of having
been tried, and, if the honor rocs to
■him. the navel will be wielded satis
Hon. Joseph Underleak, of Roches
ter, made a good. Record as a legislator,
and has the qualities needed in a speak
er. He will have a large following, and
ins friends think ha stands a good show
of being elected speaker. V> ;,*
8. T. Littleton, of podge county, Is a
lawyer, and II ffispected in his profes
sion, lie is new in legislative halls,but
lias the qualities that make a good par*
liamentarian. He is working for the
place, and has a pood following. He,as"
well as Messrs. (iibbs, Van Sant and
Underleak, resides in the First congres
sional district.
The Hotel Lobbies
are daily showing more interest in the
coming meeting of the legislature.
There were a number of members from
outot town around yesterday. The talk
id about legislation that will be pro-
posed. The senatorial question Is also
much talked of. Without quotinc any
one, it may be said that there is a well
defined fieht on the boards over the
selection of a senator to sucoeed Gen.
Washhurn. Most of the men from out
in the st.ite are here to make arrange
ments for quarters during the session
and to broach the subject of proposed
legislation. Aniontr those at the Wind
sor were Senator William E. Johnson,
of Minneapolis; Senator George P.Barr,
of Nankato; Senator John Peterson, of
St. Peter, and Senator John H. Smith,
of Detroit. In addition to these were
members at other places in the city, be
sides a number of well-known Repub
licans who are interested in the coming
session of the legislature. Most of them
are here looking after the interests of
friends who are candidate? for various
offices, either in the legislature or in
state offices. „.. ,
Prof UlcCleary in Town.
Hon. J. T. McCleary, the student con
gressman, who received the lareest ma
jority in the state, is at the Windsor.
Mr. McCleary was surrounded by a
group of members of the legislature in
the hotel lobby last night, and was con
versing with them on congressional
work and incidentally the election. He
is with the compliment paid
him at the polls. After remaining in
the city a day or two he will go to the
national capitol to attend to some de
partment work, before the beginning o
the session of congress.
Senator Roach, of North Dakota,
stopped off a few hours in the city yes
terday on his way to Washington. He
Is reported as being of the opinion that
the tariff and important financial legis
lation will not be taken up at the short
session. In his view the Increased rev
enues will obviate any need of auother
bond issue.
Resiibmlttslon the Issue.
Col. Alex McKenzie, of North Dakota,
who has been in the city for two or
three days, left last night for the East.
The colonel has been a bright star in
Northwest politics for a number of
years, and his power is stiil potent.
Asked by a Globs reporter for news in
his bailiwick, he said that there is noth
ing new in North Dakota politics of a
recent date. "Kcsubmission is the
live issue with us," he said. "We will
submit a new amendment to the con
stitution to be voted upon, provided
the legislature passes the bill, and it is
very likely to do so. The amendment
will be in favor of licensing saloons. 1
am in favor of resuhmisslon and local
option. We have over 500 saloons at
present that are ruu as 'blind pigs.'
That is more than we had under the li
cense law. 1 think the amendment will
carry if submitted to the people."
Stale Senator C. B. LitMe, of Bis
marck, and E. G. Patterson, of tne
Sheridan house, at Bismarck, are also
in the city. They held a conference
with Col. McKunsie last evening at the
Merchants'. They both agree with the
colonel, that resubmission is the issue in
their state.
Personal ITTcntion.
Senator John H. Smith; of the Fif
teenth district, is at the Clarendon, lie
defeated, Senator Probst field in that
q^rict by eleven majority. Senator
Smith was a member of the lower house
two ydaTs "ago, and has been twice
sheriff of Bicker county. His district
c/tftprises Wilkin, Clay and Beckei*
counties, in it are a number of Indian
voters. His popularltv enabled him to
overcome the large m; J >rity secured by
Senator Probstfield two ycais ago.
Senator touiitu says that bis people
PRICE TWO CENTS—{ £yJS££S }—NO. 326.
will ask an appropriation to drain Otter
Tall river so as to prevent the overflow
of valuable lauds. Another appeal for
legislative aid will be to drive out the
Russian thistle.
William Mansfield, of New Auburn,
Is at the Clarendon. He is a represen
tative-elect from Sibley county, and is
getting acquainted with his fellow mem
bers preparatory to the worn of the
A. J. Anderson, of Taylor's Falls, the
representative-elect from the district
made up of Chlsano, Kanabec ana Tine
counties, is at the Merchants'. He was
elected by the comfortable majority of
2,300. Air. Anderson says that the
people in the burned district will ask
aid in rebuilding bridges and culverts.
Pine county is not able to do all the re
pairing, which will ♦cost In the neigh
borhood of $100,000. and aid from the
state will be asked. The state will not
be expected to do all the work, but it
would be right to give soiue help, lie
says that his people want a primary
election law passed.
Albert Bert:, the big. good-natured
secietary of state elect, is at the Wind
sor. He announces that J. A. Swensen
will take tiie piace of Miss Ericksoii as
stenographer and copyist when he takes
charge of the office. Mr. Swenson has
been deputy auditor and deputy register
of deeds of Goodhue county. Mr.Berg
says that his people want a primary
election law. They have grown beyond
the fixing up of delegations by three or
four people.
J. 11. Sutherland, of Detroit, is a can
didate for serjeant-at-arms of the
house. He has been judge of probate of
Becker county, and was chairman of
the senatorial committee in his district.
Senator Smith and Representative
Mansfield will do some work for him be
rereturning to their, homes.
Kxecuted by the Garroto at 8:03
a. m.—His Corpse L<eft Ex
posed Until 6 p. iv.
Barcelona. Nov. 21.—The execution
of Franch occurred at exactly B:U3 this
morning, and the body was interred at 6
o'clock this evening without a priest
being present and without any religious
ceremony. During the day immense
crowds of people deiiled before the
scaffold and took a look at the body of
the anarchist with the deadly collar of
the garrotte encircling his neck.
Franch, who spent the last t-venty
four hours of his life in the chapel of
the prison, according to the Spanish
custom, only sient an hour during the
night. The wife and little daughter of
the condemned man, contrary to gen
eral expectation, were admitted to see
him in the chapel, but their tenderness
and sympathy were utterly thrown
away upon the anarchist, whu also re
mained obdurate to the ministrations
of the priests who kept him company in
the chapel. He scoffed at their suppli
cations ty prepare himseif for death,and
laughed derisively at their references
to a ruture life.
The anarchist's wife made a last ef
fort to soften his heart, but he roughly
told her to go away, and she tearfully
withdrew, after kissing him. After his
wife had left the chapel Franch contin
ued to treat the priests with contempt,
saying, among o!her things: "1 fooled
you nicely. Hypocrisy is a new weapon
which 1 have shown anarchists how to
At 8 a. m. the judge, with the court
clerks and other officials, entered the
chapel and told Franch to prepare for
death. The advent of these officials was
soon followed by the appearance of the
executioners, who, as they began to
dress the prisoner for the occasion, were
continually insulted by the condemned
man. Fntnch shouted: "Do your mis
erable work. You are only the tools of
the bourgeoise."
The procession to the place of execu
tion was then formed. Franeh was sur
rounded by ofliceis aud members of the
society known as the Brothers of Good
Death. Fiauch walked
Trembling to the Scaffold,
which was erected in the large court
yard of the prison. A number of spec
tators were admitted to this inclosure,
and large numbers of police were pies
ent in order to keep the SDectators at a
proper distance from the scaffold. A
double line of soldiers and mounted
gendarmes did this duty. As the an
archist mounted the steps to the plat
form on which the ganote was he
shouted: "Down with all religions.
Vive l'anarchiw.:'
The executioners then seized him,and
as he struggled and cried they forced
him into the chair, at the back of which
was the garrote. Franeh was then
strapped down io the seat, and as this
work was being performed he renewed
his anarchist cries and tried io sing an
anrrchistic hymn. But his false cour
age was evidently fast giving way for
he stopped in the midst of his death
song to implore his executioners to
hurry their Dual preparations for death.
The trembling prisoner's neck was then
encircled by the fatal collar, the screw
was swiftly applied and death was al
most instantaneous. The whole affair
reflected great credit upon the execu
tioners, for only about a minute and a
half elapsed from the time Franeh
mounted the platform uutil he was pro
uouueed dead.
Money Sharks Unking Off Thoir
Usual Profit.
New York, Noy. 21.—The general
Interest in the bond issue and the possi
ble purchasers started a number of
rumors today that gold was at a pre
mium already and that there was no
knowing where it would go to. In fact,
Nesslajre. Colgato & Co. did sell an
order of JoO.OUO in gold at one-eighth of
1 per cent advance, but they did not
consider this worth ealliug a premium.
Other dealers In money said that in
quiries had been made for gold by
several customers, but no prices had
been quoted. They declared, however,
that they were willing to furnish gold
to a moderate amount at one-half of 1
per cent.
Miles in His New Command.
New York, Nov. 21.—Gen. Nelson A.
Miles took command of the niilitaiy
department of the East today. As tl c
general debarked from the tug boat at
Governor's island a salute was tired.and
ho was received by the officers at pres
ent stationed on the island, and escorted
to (Jen. Howard's 01.l headquarters,
where he was introduced to the heads
of the different departments.
Movements of Vessels.
Bai/timoue,Nov.2l.—Arrived: Dres
den, from Bremen. .
DoiTl6oxk — Arrived: Amsterdam
from New York.
New York— Arrived: Rhaetia, from
Weather—Fair, Prec3det| by Sno%
Police Will Sue the Ci'.y,
Postal Cierk Robs the Mails.
Great Waterway Scheme Proposed,
Important Twin City Conference.
Coppers Will Be^in Sitf/
Against the City for
Back Salary,
The "Watchdog: of the Trea*
ury" Responsible for the
Hon. John H. Ives Retained
by the Police to Fight
the Case.
The entire police force of St Paul^
captains, lieutenants, sergeants and
patrolmen—will Immediately begin ac>
tion against the city to recover M,43y,
back salary due for November, 1898,
ami for which the service has been per
800. Jolin 11. Ives has been retained
by the police force to prosecute the suit,
and js now actively at work on the pa
pers in tho rase, whicli trill be filed as
soon as completed, which will be some
time this week or next.
Tin- outside country is presented with
the spectacle of a city protected by au
unpaid police department whose mem
bers, when they demanded what was
due them for work done, were laushed
at, and informed that there was nol
enough money In the fund with whlcb,
to liquidate the lawf jl obligations.
Comptroller J.J.McCitrdy.who glories
in the misused title of "watchdog of the
treasury," is the man who is responsible
for this deplorable state of affairs,which,
must of necessity result to the disad
vantage of the eity*s reputation abroad.
This action at law seems lo be neces
sary if these officers ever obtain their
money. They have demanded it per
sonally and finally through their attor
ney. Mr. Ives, but Comptroller McCardy
has steadfastly maintained his remark
able position, which is due only to hit
own neglect in selltof! a sufficient num
ber of certificates to mainiaiu the police
fund. The present condition of affairs,
it should be well understood, is a reli/
of the
Wright Administration,
and is traceable to the chain of won
derful events which happened during
the miserable two years the Republic
ans were in power in this city. The
salary for which the policemen now
bring suit is for part of November, 1893.
That .mouth the" comptroller allowed
them but two-thirds salary. That wag
all he would" pay, and he said at the
time that there were no funds on hand
with which to pay the balance, and he
didu't know when there would be. His
reply was entirely unsatisfactory, and
it appeared from his manner at the time
that it was so intended. He gave the
officers the option of waiting for from
one to twenty years for the rest of their
salary. They have now waited a year—
larking a few days, and, as their salary
seems no nearer to them now than it
was then, their thoughts naturally turn
to the usual form of remedy in such
cases made and provided. Recently
they have held several meetings and
discussed the matter in every concol
able form, but were unable to find any
other remedy, for the comptroller re
fused to do anything further in the
matter. Nothing was left therefore bu>
recourse to the law.
This suit does not Include Chief
Clark, Chief O'Connor or any or the
men appointed under the present ad
ministration, the latter having; nothing
to do with the matter and being in no
wise responsible tor it. It is the result
of the queer methods In vogue under
the Wright administration, and is a Re
publican relic pure and simple. \Vhether
Chief Garviu will take any part in the
suit remains to be seen, ile has left the
city, but has been advised of the action
to be brought and requested to state
whether he will become a party. Chief
McGinn was another affected by Mc«
Cardy's strange methods, and word uaf
also been sent to him.
The Amounts Hue.
Tlie amounts due the officers during
November and the amounts they re
ceived are given beiow:
Chief GarviD, whose salary was $291
per month, received but 1204.16.
Capt. Schweitzer, Capt. Lowell, Capt
Boernei and Capt. Kouleau should have
received $110.GGO", but only received
Lieutenants Murphy, Bahe. Pendy,
Pottgieser. Cook and Getcbel should
have received $100^ but they only re
ceived $70.
iieut. Budy, of the mounted police,
should have received flELtiO, but he ouly
received $85.16.
Mounted Serjeant CHne should have
received 1104.99, but the watchdog of
the treasury only allowed him ITS. IBL
The sergeants who should have re
ceived 183.33 received but 158.33.
The patrolmen who should have re«
ceived 975 were only paid $52.50.
There will be an assignment made of
all these claims to one person, whom
the officers will select, in order to save
the city any unnecessary expense.
Those" assignments are now being ex
ecuted, and will be ready for delivery as
soon as the papers are ready for filing
in the district court. .
The lawsuit— winch is a disgrace to
the city— is necessitated by a deficiency
occurring under the Wright administra
tion. The comptroller, it should be re
membered, sells certificates to till up
the police and other funds. There was
a deficiency on those certificates, and
Comptroller McCardy never took steps
to make it good, relying on his own
statement that he knew his business,
lie was seen frequently and the money
demanded, but he replied thnt he could
not pay the officers, and did no know
when matters would so shape them
selves that he could see his way clear in
the matter. A general sentiment grew
up amongst the officers that they were
being treated unfairly, and after sev««
era] meetings they determined to put
the matter in the hands of Hon. John
H. lyes, a committee catling on him two
weeks ago and retaining him to fii;h»
the suit. The complaint will state sep
arate cause of action in each of
ervice perf ormed, and allots iv each
ause of action a:i a*/j::j;«iu ant of cue

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