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Weathir—Fair ; coaler.
New AmariC3n-Japanes3 Treaty.
Hershfieid Gives His Testimony. •
Daring Adventure on Ice.
Today's Harverj-Ya!e Cams.
Gresham and Kurino Com
plete the Agreement
With Japan.
It Recognizes Japan's Civil
lization and Restricts
Americans Get Increased
Rig-hts in the Land of
the Mikado.
Washington; Nov. 23.— Secretary of
State Gresharn, in behalf of the United
States, and Minister Kurino, of Japan,
in behalf of his country, have affixed
their signatures to a new treaty of amity
and commerce between this country
and Japan.- The final formalities in the
execution of the instrument occurred at
the state department late yesterday aft
ernoon, after the ciose of office hours,
Secretary Gresham will now transmit
the new treaty to the United States
senate when it convenes, and Minister
Kurino will forward it to the Japanese
foreign office to be approved by the
Emperor of Japan and the privy coun
cil. Coming at the present time,
the signing of the treaty is cou
s'dert'd as of much significance be
yond its actual term?, as it es
tablishes the cordiality between the
countries at a time when the foreign
powers are endeavoring to show that
Japan's rejection of the peace media
ation was a "snub" to the United States.
To Japs the *ii£nu:u.es are of supreme
Importance, as the country estimates its
new series or treaties as quite as import
ant as the war it is now conducting.
When the Japanese minister ot London
recently concluded the new treaty with
Great Britain the emperor ot Japan at
once decorated him with the highest
orders of the empire anil advanced him
to the nobility. The signing of the
treaty concludes a labor which has
been in progress for fifteen years,
through the administrations of several
Japanese ministers, and it was with a
special view to closing the long negoti
ation that Mr. Kurino was taken from
an important post in the Japanese for
eign office and sent to Washington.
The event alto will cause much com
ment in Great Britain, France, Switzer
land and other foreign countries, as the
action of the United States affects sim
ilar treaties abroad. That with Great
Britain is closed, and the ones with
France and Switzerland are largely de
pendent on the cloge of the American
The Chief Feature
of the new treaty is In its recognition of
Japan as a civilized country. Previous
treaties liave assumed that" the native
courts wereiso primitive, and punish
ments so brutal, that it would not be
Bate to trust British, American and
other foreign citizens to native tribun
als, and the foreign consuls were given
extra territorial jurisdiction in the great
treaty ports of Japan. This has louk
wounded the Dride of the country. Po
litical pr.rties have divided on this ques
tion, and until the war occurred
it was the ruling issue. The new
treaty now recognizes the Japanese
courts and does away with the offensive
foreign consular courts. But, In order
that time may be given for the Japan
ese judicial system to be further per
fected, tiie date when they assume their
new functions is postponed for five
years, viz: till Jan. 1,1989. The same
provision is in the treaty with Great
Britain and in those about to be con
cluded with France, Switzerland aud
other countries, so that full recognition
of Japan's civilization will be ushered
in with the twentieth century. The
restriction of Japanese immigration to
this country is alao an important feature
of the new treaty. Japan has readily
acceded to this, because, as 6he claims,
fcer citizens are not desirous of emigra
tion in laree numbers lo America, aua
also because a Japanese law prohibits
them from emigrating contrary to the
American contract labor aud immigra
tion laws.
The trade features cf the treaty are
said to be framed with a view to de
veloping t\m commerce of both coun
tries. In previous treaties Japan lias
been restricted to 5 per cent ad valorem
on American imports, and the actual
collections at the customs houses have
been about 3 per cent ad valorem. The
exact terms of the new arrangement are
not known. The treaty also gives Amer
icans greater pioperty rights in Japan,
Allowing them the privilege not hereto
fore granted of leasing lands in the in
terior of Japan as well as at the treaty
ports, and allowing all property rights
except the richt to own laud in fee
Sensible folk laugh at the claims of a
New York Baking Powder Company to
a World's Fair award. They know it
faileil to exhibit or compete. The high
est award went to Dr. Price's for pur
ity, strength and wholesomeuess.
$141,381,570 FOR PENSION'S
That's What Unule Sam Mast
Pay Out Next Year.
Washington, Nov. 23.—The sub
committee of the house committee on
pensions) met today, and, after listening
ing for an hour tD Commissioner Locli
ren's explanation of the requirements
of his office, virtually decided to report
a 15111 providing for the appropriation
recommended by the commissioner in
bis estimate, heretofore furnished, ex
cept in the one item of fees for examin
ing surgeons. The original estimate
was that 11,000,000 would be required
to pay these fees, but Mr. Lochren told
.the committee today that he thought
1800,000 would be sufficient, and that
figure was decided upon.
The pension appropriations as de
cided upon by the subcommittee will,
therefore, be: For pensions. $140,000,
--000; for surgeon fee?, ?S00,000; for clerk
hire at pension agencies, 1450,000; mis
cellaneous, 1131,570; total, $141,;,81,570.
Mr. Lochren stated to the committee
that he did not believe that a smaller
Siat lie did not believe that a smaller
in; could bo safely relied upon to meet
the in-in("i.B «r tile service. lie
•aid that the expenditures for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1894, had approxi
mated 140,000j000, and he expressed the
opinion that with no additional legisla
tion the figures would be about the same
(or the next two years. After that he
thought there would be a gradual de
cline. The subcommittee will meet
«£ai:i on Monday, the. 3d of December,
v v v\ \Al/ 1//
but it Is not probable that there will be
any ehanse in the decision reached by
the committee today. 1m case there is
no change the bill will be reuorted tot he
full committee, so as to get it promptly
before the house.
Wright Answers Hallway Age
Chnrjges Against Strike Com
Washington. Nov. 23.—Hon. Carroll
1). VVrtftUt, chairman of the strike com
mission, todny addressed an answer to
the open letter to the commission re
eeutly published in the Railway Au;e.
The commissioner's letter follows:
United States . Strike Commission,
Washington, 1). C. Nov. '23, 181 M.—
Henry P. BobittHMl. Esq., President of
the Railway Age, Chicago— Dear Sir:
Yours at the lytu not., inclosing a copy
of your open letter to the strike com
mission, was duly received. 1 have ex
amined the points you attempt to make
aprtiust the com mission, and find that
every materlol position taken by you Is
false, while our own positions are in
the main clearly substantiated by the.
evidence taken by the commission, and
chiefly by the sworn testimony or the
railway and Pullman officials. This
evidence can be freely examined by
any one you see tit to send to this office,
as 1 have au extra copy of it, or you can
tind a copy of it in the hands of Judge
Worthinjjion, at Peorla.
The testimony will be printed by
order of congress, and then every one
can satisfy himself as to the truth of tho
position taken by the commission. 1
believe the report of the commission to
be thoroughly impregnable as to every
material statement of facts. Whatever
specilic answer the commission may
make to tlis charge of the Railway Age
ana other papers 1 presume the com
mission will prefer to make officially,
and not to any individual public. ouch
an answer 1 have no right now to make,
because I have not consulted the mem
bers of the commission. 1 write this
letter on my own responsibility.
Whoever calls on me for the purpose
of examining the testimony will be ac
corded every privilege. 1 am, respect
fully yours,
Carroll. W. Wright,
United State* Marshals Must
Itound Up the Outlaw-.
Washington. Nov. 23.—1t has been
decided that the present situation in the
Indian Territory is not such as to war
rant the secretary of war in calling out
United States troops.anu the authorities
in the territory have been so notified.
This, however, does not mean that the
government is to abandon or in any de~
gree relax its efforts to bring the Cook
gang of outlaws to justice. On the
contrary. United States Marshal Crump,
of Arkansas, who has made a reputation
for himself in dealing with the tough
element in the Southwest, will continue
with increased vigor his pursuit of the
marauders, and It is confidently be
lieved that with the liberal instructions
which have been giv«n him as to the
employing of deputies, he will not fail
in his mission.
The presence of any considerable
military force, it is not doubted, would
have a salutary effect ill quieting the
fears of the inhabitants, yet it is thought
it might defeat the ends sought by
scattering the outlaws and thus making;
their capture exceedingly difficult, if
not impossible. Marshal Crump, with
a forcw of deputy marshals, will pursue
the same tactics as are followed in tight
intr the Indians. They will keep on
their trail night and day until the« are
exhausted and forced to surrender.
. -
Gen. Carey Makes a Plea Before
tbe Fortifications Committee.
Washington, Nov. 23.—Gen. Carey,
chief of engineers of the war depart
ment, was before the subcommittee on
fortifications of the house committee on
appropriations today, lie made a strong
plea for liberal appropriations for the
protection of the coast, and especially
recommended the purchase of addi
tional fortification sites near several of
the larger cities on the Atlantic and
Gulf coasts. He represented that many
of the sites which had been purchased
in the past.while adequate at that time,
had become practically valueless be
cause of the modem improvements in
guns. He urged the committee to adopt
the plan of getting as many good sites
contiguous to the large cities as possi
ble, and urged that they be selected
well out to sea. After hearing Gen.
Carey the subcommittee adjourned until
next Tuesday, when Gen. Flagler, chief
of ordnance, will be heard.
Reserve Depleted Only $250,000
by Bidders for Bonds.
Washington, Nov. 23.—The only
withdrawal of gold today from the sub
treasury at Now York was f50,000 by E.
W. Smith, whioh makes $250,000 for the
week. The number of bids for the loan
re ceived today was very small as com
pared with other days, although the
amouuts are supposed to be exception
ally large. The bids will be opened to
morrow at noon.
"Survival of the rittest" is illustrated
in the growing sales of Dr. Price's BaK
ing Powder. Far ahead of all compet
ing powders.
Ijast Chance for the Ericsson.
Washington', Nov. 28.—The navy
department has decided to cive the
Ericsson another chance. The trial
board has been ordered back to Wash
ington from New London, but they will
reassemble there in about ten days,
when it is expected that the broken
pump will have been repaired, and an
effort will be made to run across full
trial. Should any further break-down
occur, it is probable that the depart
ment, which is nearly convinced that
the boat is being b^dlf handled by its
Western river crew, will insist that a
change be made in this respect.
Dangerous Green Goods.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 23.—Chief
Hazen, of tin* United States secret serv
ice, today received from Newark. N. J.,
one of the most dangerous counterfeits
seen in a long time. It is a $20 United
Slates note, with the "Morris" head and
small seal check letter "D." The exe
cution of the work is exceptionally tine
in e»ery particular. The penalty clause
in the left space of the reverse side of
the note is entirely wanting, also the
words "Series of" on * face." But tor
these deficiencies tlie character of the
note would be almost impossible of de«
tection . -•
McGinnls Looms Up.
Special to the Globe. ... .... -
Washington-, C, Not. 23.—C. P.
McGinnfs, of Duluth, arrived today. lie
is a candidate for the office of register
of the laud office losuceeu Taylor.whose
removal ha? been requested by MaJ.
Baldwin. He held the same office dar
ing Cleveland's first administration,
and was a candidate for rcappointmeut
against Taylor. v*; "
Aaron Hershftold About
Scared to Death When He
Was Married.
Two Big-, Wicked - Looking"
Men L?d Him to the
Altar, He Says.
Hershfleld Testifies He Had
Illicit Relations With
the Girl.
FAttoo, N. D., Nov. 23.—Chief of
Police Banves and several of his men
kept guard at Metropole until all danger
of trouble had passed last night. A
crowd of angry citizens hung about the
place until a iaie hour, muttering
threats against Anderson, the witness
who gave revolting testimony in the
Uershfield case yesterday. This morn
ing Judge McConnt'll issued an order
for his "protection, and gave warning in
court that any one doing him violence
would be given the lull penalty of the
law. Anderson is still in hiding. The
rumor that Aaron Hershtield would be
put upon the stand to testify In his own
behalf paclsod the court room to suffoca
tion today. Hershneld was kept on the
stand all day. He swore that he had
come to Fargo to reside permanently.
Regarding his connection with Miss
Hoitan the witness said he hist met her
at the Merchants' National bank,
Helena. She came to the bank to iv
quire the address of a world's fair offi
cial, of whom she wished to secure a
position for her sister Sadie. Hersh
tield didn't know the address.but would
look it up, aud she came again several
days later.
She knocked at the door of his pri
vate apartments and when he opened
the door asked him whether he had jet
secured her sister a position, la this
way an acquaintance was struck up,
which in the course of several months
ripened into illicit relations. Witness
was at this time suffering from mental
aberration,and incapable of ottering re
sistance. She frequently asked lor
money, and he gave uer i nail y large
sums. In September Hershfield was
called to Chicago on business. When
he arrived he found that Miss Hogan
had followed Mm. He compromised
with her on a cash basis and she agreed
to leave him, but the separation only
lasted a couple of weeks, la November
he made another trip to Chicago, aud
she again went on the same train.
Both stopped at the Leland while
there, Hershtield was calle.l out of
the hotel one day and confronted by
two men armed with revolrers. They
led him through the alleys and back
streets, finally stopping at tlie clerk of
courts' office, where a marriage license
was handed out to ileishtield. The
men then led him to the office of Justice
Murphy, where he found Miss Hogan.
lie was compelled to stand up while the
marriage form was pronounced, and,
almost dead with fear, feebly answered
the questions put to him.
The cross-examination of Col. Nolan
continued all afternoon, and sarcastic
questions, delivered in the lalter's rich
Irish brogue, so delimited the spectators
ihatthe court frequently had to rap for
order. Numerous letters aud telegrams
from the witness to Miss Hogan were
shown by the defense. Hershtield ad
mitted the authorship of them, but
claimed they were sent to appease
tue young lady and- prevent
exposure. It was brought out that
during the first visit to Chicago Mrs. L.
11. liersb field had locked Miss liogan
in her (Mrs. Hershfield's) room and
slept with the key under her pillow,
presumably to prevent her and llersh
field from getting married. Witness
said the reason he had registered Miss
Hogan as his wife at Chicago was that
his mind was too weak to resist when
she requested it. Hershtield gave bis
testimony iv a husky voice. He was
nervous and perspired freely. During
the entire day Mrs. Uershfield scarcely
removed her eyes trom his face, and the
steady gaze annoyed him. The cross
examination had not euded when court
Witness Anderson was tonight taken
to the train under police escort, and
left the city. Several citizens went to
the attorneys in the case today and
asked if his services were longer needed
on the stand. If not tie would be given
until dask to get out of town. It was
stipulated that he be dispensed with,
and Judge McConnell relieved him from
witness duty and ordered him given
protection to the train.
A day after the Fair are the unsuc
cessful iivals of L*r. Price's uakiuir
Powd«r. In their efforts to belittle the
World's Fair award to Dr. Price's they
excite amusement and do no harm.
Important Land Decision.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Nov. 28.—
Judge R. D. Marshall today rendered a
decision sustaining the titles in the cele
brated Louisiana scrip cases, the cases
being termed Eii^a McKay fridges et
al. vs. Gen. E. i'utnam. If this decision
is sustained it will dispose of contro
versies over a large amount of lands in
this and other states held by a large
number of parties.
A Water Elephant.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, S. D., Nov*23.—Report comes
from Frankfort to the effect that the
artesian well at that place, which has
be'fin characterized as a "wild" well, is
still belching forth immense quantities
of water, with no Indications of a let
up. A large square of ground in close
proximity to the well has sunken, and
indications are that more will soon go
On Trial lor Assauit.
Special to the Globe.
■Fergus Falls, Minn., Nov. 23.—The
case of The State against Fred* Caye,
charged with criminal assault Upon
Mrs. Dull Thomas, hi* wile's sister,
began iv the district court this after
noon. Mrs. Thomas was on the stand
most of the afternoon, aud told the story*
of the assault.
The Pair Will Play End Parts
in a North Dakota
Bribed His Hired Man to
Take the Life of His
The Remarkable Career of
One of the Scoundrels
of the Age.
Special to the Globe.
Mandan, N. D., Nov. 28.—Myron It.
Kent, murderer of his wife near here
March 2, and robber of a bank at Me
dina, 0., of £30,000, must hang. The
jury in the murder case came in early
this morning, finding Kent guilty of
murder in the first degree and ordering
Ins execution. Jurors in North Dakota
fix the punishment iv capital cases.
The real name of Kent is William Pan
coast. When twenty-four years of age
he was cashier of the Commercial Bank
of Medina, O. He married the daughter
of a wealthy resident of Cleveland. A
tew months later Pancoast was missing
and the combination of tho safe was
changed. When it was opened every
dollarofthecapital stock aud the de
posits were gotn-, and
The Bank Wrecked.
He drifted to Canada, where, as Jud
C. Lane, he worked Englisn capitalists
as a leading barrel manufacturer. He
next bobbed up in Minneapolis as My
ron K. Kent, and married Miss Juiia
Laird, a pretty and wealthy eiri, against
the wishes of her parents. They went
to live on a farm near Mandan, N. D.,
where in March last the wife was foully
murdered. The shouting was done by
the hired man, Tom Swedenski, while
Kent was away from home. At the time
Swedenski insisted that he heard some
one prowling about the horse, and went
outside. While, wailing for a chance to
get a shot, he said., his guv was acci
dentally discharged, the load taking
effect in Mrs. Kent's neck, killing her
Swedcnski made a confession on Aug.
20 last, in whicli he stated that Kent
had promised him $18,000 if he put Mrs.
Kent out of the way. The man hung
out for nearly six months that the shoot*
ing was accidental. Then he "caved,"
and gave up the whole horrible con
spiracy between himself and Kent
against the life of the unfortunate
young woman, and afterwards, at the
request of Sheriff Bingenheimer, put
the confession in writing. This con
fession was taken in shorthand. The
man was subsequently instructed to
write down his statement, aud aid so
after some hesitation. Kent
Told Him a Long Story
about Mrs. Kent's relatives having in
duced him to go into a California gold
mining speculation, in which he lost
125,000. Kent wished that Mrs. Kent
was well out of the way, as there was
$15,000 insurance on her life. He led up
to* a proposition that the hired man
should shoot Mrs. Kent with the shot
eun in precisely the manner in which
the crime was committed. Swedenski
says that Kenfinstructed him to tell the
boy, Earl, that there were men at the
window, and that if he did the boy
would think he saw men at every win
dow in the house. This proved to be
literally the case, as the boy stated a
the coroder's inquest that he did see
faces at the windows.
Kent* Career.
Kent was born in Burbank, 0., in
184S, and spent his boyhood in that
place. He studied law In the office of
H. G. Blake, at Medina, 0., and was
admitted to the bar. In 1871 he was
elected prosecuting attorney for that
county and served one year. He en
gaged in the banking business, ami in
1572 was made bookkeeper of the First
National Bank of Medina. He married
the beautitul daughter of W. L. Ter
rill, a prominent citizen of that place.
The bank closed its doors May 2, 1874,
and an examination showed that its
capital had been stolen by Pancoast. In
the meantime he had made his escape
and was never punished for his pecula
tions, which aggregated $30,000.
Pierces Affairs in n Chaotic
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, S. D., Nov. 23.—1t is found
that the Yankton property of J. T. M.
Pierce, the English school bond ana
tax certificate forger, is mostly covered
by mortgages, and transfers attached to
the amount of $26,000 have been hied by
creditors. It is found that Mr. Pierce
was the principal owner of the Aurora
mine in Mexico, and lias spent a l*rge
amount of money trying to develop the
mine so he could unload it upon English
purchasers. No criminal proceeding
have been instituted here against Mr.
Pierce. His whereabouts are unknown.
Responds efficiently to every demand
of fikilifiJl cookery—J)r. Price's Cream
Baking Powder. Positively faultieus 111
For Stealing a Mail Poach.
Special to the Olobe.
CiiiAXD Forks, N. D., Nov. 23.— E. B.
Millard, city mail carrier, was arrested
tonight on an indictment by the United
States grand jury for stealing a mail
pouch from a mail wagon between the
depot and the pnsiottiee a few weeks
age. The pouch was found the next
morning slit open with a knife and the
registered letters abstracted.
Death of xft. O. Brigsjs. ;,
Special to the Globe. „ ■' - '■ ,; ; / ; -
Uauy, S. -p., Nbv. 23.— W. G. Brlf?s,
one of the oldest citizens of this pJnco
died today, aged nearly seventy-two
years. Ha has been engaged in real
estate business for many years aud has
amassed a considerable fcutuue. \--S v
A Reform of the Currency
Wouldn't Suit the Steel
Before Retiring to His Castle
in the Scottish High
lands, c I
According: to His Opinion—lt
Would Disturb Capi
Pittsbukg, Nov. 23.—Andrew Carne
gie, the sleel king, who has been in tha
city for ten days Inspecting his great
plants, returned to New York tonight.
lief ore leaving he talked at considera
ble length on the business outlook. In
the course of the interview he said:
"This is not, in my opinion, the time
wheu any valuable forecast can be
made. It is reported we are to have a
sensational presidential message, look
ins to a change in our currency system.
No matter whether the scheme would
be better than that which we have, still
the waters would be troubled and busi
ness suffer. You know that if you wish
to rebuild your house and live in it, no
matter how much you are going to im
prove it (and all changes are not im
provements by|any meus),you cannot en
joy undisturbed repose, neither can a
"This Is one objection to tinkering at
short intervals with any policy, tariff or
currency. It is bad enough with the
tariff, but it is highly dangerous when
the money and currency of a nation are
tampered with. These are the blood of
the whole system—industrial, agricult
ural, commercial, nnaucial. The rich
est man down to the bootblack on the
corner is vitally affected by a change in
money. I did mv best to impress upon
the powers that be, after the July pauic
of 1893, that the nation as a patient was
not in a position . to undergo a surgical
operation, and I had hopes that Presi
dent Cleveland's usual good sense would
lead him to postpone the tariff changes
until the general health of the patient
was good ai lea3t. This advice was ndt
•'The patient had a great shock, the
createst shock that the United States
has ever had, the civil war excepted;
and it is, in my opinion, mistaken to
look for speedy recovery. No matter
what improvements can be made iv our
financial system, this is
No Time for Change.
"I do not believe any decided im
provement can be made in the system;
it is working splendidly, and one feat
ure, which is to agitat rs an objection,
is really one of its decided advantages.
It tends to keep wild speculation with
in bounds, as it does not expand to suit
speculative balloonist) gentlemen who
cannot get money for the asking, oniy
because they have nothing upon which
prudent bankers wish to take the risk
of lending.
"President Cleveland has been as
sound upon money as President Harri
son was, and I can scarcely believe that
he meditates a message that must tem
porarily derange the business of the
country, and this any new policy must
do. Gen. Grant's words are today full
of wisdom: 'Let us have peace.'
"The action of congress is also an im
portant factor. If the country is to be
excited by threatened changes in the
tariff, no matter if these changes would
be ultimately beneficial, which, of
course, Ido not believe they would be,
still they would disturb the confidence,
imt only of the people at home, b ■ 11 of
the capitalists abroad, both of which
are essential elements, to the return of
prosperity; therefore, you see, gentle
men, we must wait until the turn of tho
year before any reasonable opinion can
be formed.' 7
Awaiting Fellows' Answer.
New York, Nov. 23.—Gov. Flower's
reply to the request of the committee
of seventy that the attorney general, in
Derson or by deputy, be directed to con
duct tho prosecution of certain persons
in this eiiy accused of the violation of
the election laws has been received.
The governor's letter, which is dated
Nov. 22, says:
"Yesterday charges were preferred
against District Attorney Fellows by
citizens of New York, which I have
sent him, and asked him to answer
within eight days. Until these charges
are tried and disposed of I prefer not to
take any definite action with regard to
the subject of your letter."
Barrier* Down in North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 23.—For th«
first time in the history of North Caro
l'na a Roman Catholic has been elected
•a judge of the superior court, iv the
person of W. S. O' B. Robiuson, the
Republican-Populist nominee for the
Raleigh district. It is said, too, that
Mr. Robiuson will be the first Roman
Catholic to hold a state ofhee of any
kind in North Carolina.
In the battle for pure food Dr. Price's
Baking Powder always leads. Jt has
put to flight the enemies of good cook
Dr. Wii-ke Surprised
Special to the Globe.
Nicollet, Minn., Nov. 23.—The Dem
ocraUc candidate for representative, Dr.
J. V icke. is still very popular with his
f inr v friends, as was evinced by about
si. surprising him last evening, the
occasion being the tenth anniversary ot
ins wedding. After a sumptuous repast
the time was sptint in social pleasures
until about 12 o'clock, when, witt) many
well-wUbes. the company dispersed,
leaving many presents appropriate to
the occasion.
-^Dropped Their Preacher.
OitTotf'viLLß, Minn., Nov. 23.—The
Congregational minister. Re?. Herman
I. Flslier, was dismissed by council
Wednesday after a pastorate of three
years. Tho Council expressed svmpxlhy
fur the church in the loss of then
leader, and commended the uiiuistrr as
a faiiUf ul aud eliicieDt man.
Pll/C TUCAA OME TCDAJ9 a Globe reporter how Ms prospects for
111 Vt lilfclfi UPifc IHV. tllo »peakershlp are. he replied that
UIIG- Illblll VMI&. 9 5-lllfU I they are reporter how prospects for
Intm JNt Itniiii t! le s Peak*r*ii!p «».. »« repaid that
, Illblll Vlik ' *"imll they are very em/ouniiriiur.
■. ' , I In this connection it may* be said that
| Congressman McCleary says that the
| Second district will have but one can
didate for speaker and the delegation
will unite on Mr. Shell. He says
further that the people in the district
have unbounded confidence in Mr. Shell
and believe in his sterling worth.
Hotel Houndup.
. Capt. Samuel K. Van bant, of Wlnona,
was in the city yesterday and stopped
at the Windsor. He is pleased with his
prospects for securing the speakership.
He left for home during the afternoon.
John P. Jacobson is working on the
speakership, and, it is said, will be a
candidate for the place. Others say he
will be satisfied with a good chairman
ship. Mr. Jacobson attracted consider
able attention in the last house by his
fiery speeches, which were often
launched upon the body In unexpected
moments and without long enough no
tice for those near him to muffle their
Henry Felg. the brusque parliamenta
rian, dropped into the city last evening
ann began to emphasize his boom for
speaker. Mr. Fein was telling a crowd
at the Windsor last evening how he
downed Speaker Cuamplin on a ruling
four years ago, and ended by declaring
to Congressman McCleary that he con
sidered himself the best parliamenta
rian In the state. Hon. Dan Shell, who
was sitting in the group, said: "Well,
Henry, when I am elected speaker I
want you to help me out. The generous
hearced Feig gave a ready promise and
joined in the laugh that followed.
Congressman McCleary will leave this
morning on his road to Washington.
Mrs. McCleary will accompany him.
They will slop in Wisconsin for a few
days and then make stops in Chicago
and Pittsburg. They will make the en
tire trip by daylight, so as to enjoy the
scenery along the picturesque Pennsyl
vania road.
C. A. French, of Mouticello. is at the
Wiudsor. 11 was assistant clerk of the
last house and will be a candidate for
enrolling clerk of the senate. He con
ducts the Wright County Times and the
Ciearwater J^ews.
W. W. Wall, of Lanesboro, will be
urged by the delegation from Fill in ore
county a.3 a candidate tor assistant chief
clerk of the house.
Miss Ada A. Wood bury, of the West
side, is a candidate for assistant post
mistress of the house. She was for
merly a teacher in the public schools.
Senator T. V. Knatvold, of Albert
Lea, was at the Ryan yesterday.
Senator E. K. Roverud, of Caledonia,
is in the city for the purpose of locating
his quarters for the winter.
Representative Henry Hoeffkin, of
Carver county, is at the Windsor.
Senator O. J. Wing, of Red Wing, was
in the city yesterday. He has engaged
quarters at the Merchants'.
State Senator P. E. Hanson, of Lltch
field, is at the Windsor, He is looking
the field over preparatory to the coming
Paul' A. Ewerr, of Pipestone, will
have the support of numerous friends
for the position of reading clerk of the
house. He has a strong recommenda
tion from leading Republicans in his
section of the state.
The Governor and Sheriffs,
Especially, Should Stop
at That.
Which Will Make Certain Of
ficers Ineligible to Suc
ceed Themselves.
One Side of the Speakership
and Senatorial Situations
Nearly all of the state senators-elect
have visited the capitol since the elec
tion, and have been look in if about them
for information that may aid in the dis
charge,of their duties for the next four
years. Many of them have secured
quarters for the coming winter. . They
are nearly all averse to expressing
their views on the senatorship or the
selection of minor offices in the gift of
that body. Most of them have friends
who are seeking a clerkship or some
other minor position. They are also
interested more or iess iv legislative
One of the subjects that is attracting
considerable attention is an outgrowth
ot the history of political movements
and of the candidacy of men to succeed
themselves in office. There is a strong
sentiment in favor of a constitutional
amendment bearing upon the tenure of
office. Some think that the state elec
tions come too often and it is better to
have longer terms for all the state posi
tions, instead of for only two or three,
as at present. The same is true of
some of the county offices. It is
argued that the governor, the au
ditor, as well as the sheriffs and
county auditors, should be elected
for a single term, and that they should
be ineligible to succeed themselves.
This rule applies in some states and
has been found to be wise. It is claimed
that the governor, the state auditor, as
well as the sheriff of a county ousjht not
to be put in a position where they could
eive pledges to secure their re-election.
They are likely to prejudice the inter
ests of the state or county by working
to succeed themselves. Titia is espe
cially true as to the sheriff. In the cities
this amounts to a great disadvantage to
the taxpayers. The sheriff has placed
in his hands the delinquent taxes for
collection. He is liable to be too easy
iv his collections when an election is in
progress. In St. Paul many thousands
of dollars are lost because
The shcritl' I* Lax
in his collections. There is absolutely
no check upon his collections, unless he
wants to turn tne money in. It is a well
known fact that the sheriff of Ramsey
county ha? failed to collect from most
of the 2,000 delinquents yearly turned
over to him. He charges the county for
serving notices in the cases, and when
judgment is taken lets most of them
rest at that. The law, of course, makes
him liable for the amount where he
does not use every means to collect, but
the law is never enforced. There are
many cases where men are worth thou
sands of dollars whose personal prop
erty tax is nut collected when turned
over to the sheriff for that purpose. The
conditions are the same all over the
state, although in a less degree than in
St. Paul. This state of affairs will lead
to proposing a constitutional amend
ment prohibiting: several offices from
being tilled twice in succession by the
same person.
Want tbe Lion's Share.
W. W. Rich was quoted in the Dis
patch as saying that the Second con
gressional district has arrived at the
point of demanding something, and
that it would be good politics to give
the senatorship to the country. He be
lieves Hon. John Llnd or Congressman
McCleary would make a good senator,
and speaKs oi the Second district as al
ways being loyal to the party and never
kicking over the traces. Ho declared
that Minneapolis will ask a share of
offices irrespective of the senatorial
matter, and they will not throw away
any other chances for the sake cf Mr.
Washburn. One clause in the inter
view is as follows:
"The Minneapolis.delegatiou are sup
porting Washburn, as their home caudi
date, of course, but if anybody thinks
they are going to throw away the whole
session and give up their individual
ambitions to elect him, that person will
find himself counting without his host.
The Henuepiu county members are
goinz in for all they can get in the way
of good things from the legislature.
They are all thoroughly patriotic, and
have no cud of ioca! pride, it is true, but
their pride is not all centered in Mr.
Washburu. They have a good many
other things to look after which they
regard iust as essential to their welfare
as the election of Mr. Washburn to the
senate, and If he cannot be elected
without the sacrifice of their ambitions
in these or other lines, he will be left to
fight his own battles while they tiuht
"Then, if the state as a whole doesn't
want him, he will be turned down, that
is all, but flennepin will have what she
wants at the hands of the legislature
The same paper quotes 11. E. Cooke,
of the Crookston Journal, who was at
the Merchants' yesterday, as saying:
"If the contest reaches a point where
there Is a break, 1 believu it will b«
made to Comstock."
€. It. Biickman for Senator.
The Rushford Star has the following
to say on the live topic of the day, and
in an article in its recent issue proposes
a Sixth district man for senator. The
item is as follows:
"The question of electine a Lnlted
States senator is beginning to get inter
esting. Washburn has opened head
quarters at the Windsor hotel, St. Paul,
aud D. M. Sabin, his antnpouist of six
years aeo, has his headquarters Rt tho
Merchants'. It will be a battle royal.
By the way, how does Filhnore county
stand 0:1 this question any way? If
Washburn is to be turned down, why
not let his mantle tail on ex-Senator O.
B. Buclunan, of the Sixth district? lie
comvs from the country, and has a host
of friends who would be glad 01 an op
portunity to vote for him."
Hou. Daniel Shell
came back to the city last evening and
is quartered at the Windsor. Asked, by
A Discussion of tbe Speakership
The Second district delegation should
Roto St. Paul next January and de
mand the speakership. With the right
man as a candidate the demand will be
granted. Hon. Daniel Shell, of \Vor
thington, would make such a candi
date as Republicans from every quarter
of the state would be glad to support.—
Mankato Free Press.
• m ~
« ;■
Van Sant, Staples, Gibbs and Shell
areruentioued as candidates for the
speakersiiip. They are all good men
and sound Republicans.—lied wood Re
veille. - ....
• *
; Mr. Gibbs will be a strong and we
trust successful candidate.—Faribault
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. The prospects are now most excellent
that Hon. John L. Gibbs, of Freeborn
county, will be elected speaker, and it
is not more than this part of the state
deserves.—Albert Lea Enterprise.
Capt. R. V. Van Sant seems to be tire
choice of Southern Minnesota Repub
licans for speaker of the next house.—
Houston Valley Signal.
Hon. John L. Gibbs, of Geneva, Free
born county, is the most prominent can
didate spoken of for speaker of the next
legislature.—Le Sueur News.
# »
The score or more of Republican
members of the legislature-elect from
Hennepin county, at a meeting held on
Saturday, unanimously agreed to sup-
Dart Capt. S. R. Van Sant, of Winoua,
for speaker of the house. This is an
important indication of the popular
drift among the members of the next
house, and it gives Capt. Van Sant a
standing as a candidate which holds out
strong assurance of his election.—Wi
nona Republican.
Certain advertisers use curious meth
ods. A New York Baking Powder
claims an awai i when it did not exhibit
or compete. Dr. Price's secured high
est award.
And the Latter Evened Up With a
Horse Wbip.
Webster City, la, Nov. 28.—Pretty
Mrs. Barney Keliy, the wife of a prom*
inent real estate man, in company with
her sister, horsewhipped H. 11. llini
baugh, a real estate man,this afternoon.
Himbaugh was walking along Second
street when he was accosted by the
ladies, one of whom drew a short raw
hide whip from under her cloak, and,
while denouncing him for circulating
stories about her character, she applied
the lash vigorously. Mr. llimbaugu at
tempted to run into a near-by drug
store, but was pursued by Mrs.".Kelly,
who had snatched the whip from her
sister. Great welts were raised across
his lace, and he will bo confined to the
house for some time.
Donation With a String to It.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 2:s.—The board
of trustees of the Fargo college today
accepted a cash donation of $50,000, to
ward an endowment fund of $200,000,
from Dr. D. K. Pearsons, Chicago, con
ditioned upon their raising 9150,000 in
addition. The institution is now run
ning and has fine buildings and grounds.
Bank Closed.
Watiktowx, S. L)., Nov. 23.— The
Merchants' bank, of this place, lias
closed us doors. It is not determined
yet who the receiver will bo. County
Treasurer Wiirhttnan had $10,000 of the
county money deposited in the bank.
« An Kditor All lti K !«t.
Knr.N Vai.i.kv, Minn., Nov. 23.—The
report from Rochester that the editor of
the Eden Valley Journal had btfeu sued
for crlmiual libel is incorrect.
Myron R. Kent Must Han?.
The Japs Take Port Arthur,
Carnegie Discusses Finances.
Many Legislators in Towii.
Eusiness is Picking: Up.
No Doubt This Time That the
Chinese Stronghold Is
In Which the Invading Army
Was Three Times Re
Details of Their Maneuvers
Before the Final As
Chee Foo. Nov. 23.—Dispatches have
been received here stating that the
Japanese captured Port Arthur on
Wednesday last, after eighteen hours'
fighting. The second Chinese-Jap
anese army, under the command of
Field Marshal Count Oyama, minister
of war, consisted of about 30,00 C men,
and when this force arrived off the
Kegent's Sword promontory it was di
vided into two detachments, one of
which, aided by part of the Japanese
licet, operated agaiust Talienwan, while
the other directed its movements
against Kin-Chow, on the west side of
tha promontory some miles north of
Port Arthur. Talienwan and Kin-
Ciiow were both captured, after which
tha army again combined and the
march on Port Arthur was com
menced. Several engagements of
minor importance took place aiong the
route, but according to the reports
the Japanese were invariably success
ful.. The roads leading northwaid from
Port Arthur were supposed to have
been mined by the Chinese, and the
Japanese commander therefore declined
to take trfe risk of marching his troops
along them. Consequently they were
compelled to cut roads through the
forests to allow the passage of their ar
tillery, ammunition trains, etc. The
march was thus necessarily slow. Dis
patches received a few days ago stated
that the Japanese were close to the city,
and had attacked the Chinese outposts,
driving them back to tiieir eutreneh
ments. It was also said that
the Japanese attacked the en
trenchments three times, but
were repulsed each time. It is evident
that later attacks must have been made,
aud that the outposts wire compelled
to fall back upon Port Arthur. Several
times the town is reported to have been
captured, but later dispatches have
shown that these leports were inaccu
rate and that the Japanese were con
ducting thfir operations against the
place with creat carefulness, and thai
they intended when the real attack
was made that it should be successful.
Chee Foo, from which place the dis
patch announcing the fall of Port Ar
thur was sent, is v Chinese city ou the
north coast of Sliaug-Tuug promontory,
some ninety miles south of Port Ar
thur, from which it is separated by the
gulf of Pe-Chili.
Port Arthur was taken Wednesday
evening. The fighting was continuous
from noon the 20th. The Japanese fleet
did not take part iv the engagement,
though the torpedo boats attached to the
fleet did. The Japanese are now lea -
ing Port Arthur.
Capture Confirmed.
Loxdox, Nov. 23.—A Shanghai dis
patch to the Times confirms the reporl
of the capture of Port Arthur. It says
that the Japanese torpedo boats dis*
traded the forts while the troops en
tered the town.
Reforming the Vig Tails.
Londox. Nov. 23.—The times wil(
say iv a dispatch from Shanghai that
Viceroy of Nankin, Chang-Chio-Tung,
has been ordered to Pekiu for the pur
pose of reorganizing the army alter the
European model.
In the brightest autumn mornings
fiepare the griddle ca kes with Dr.
'rice's Baking Powder. They make a
model breaktast.
Call the Issue a Fraud—Move to
Segregate the Brewers.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 23.—At th«
session of the K. of L. this morning a -
resolution was adopted protesting
against the issue of new bonds by the
United States government and charac
terizing the issue as a fraud and an out
rage upon the toiling masses in flagrant
violation "of the existing laws and in
tended solely in the interest of the
money powers and bondhoidiiik. aristoc
racy. A resolution favoring the amal
gamation of all brewing association)
into one organization of the Knights of
Labor was referred to the executive
board. Ihe recommendation that the
surface railroad employes of New York
be reunited in one body of the Knights
of Labor was adopted. The committee
on appeals and grievances made theii
The general assembly of the Knishts
of Labor finally adjourned this after
noon. The next convention will be
held in Washington in November of
next year. Previous to final adjourn
ment. General Master Workman Sov
ereign called Kenney, of the executive
board, to the chair, and took the floor. .
Mr. Sovereign then moved that the sal
ary of the general master workman bo
reduced from |S,SCO to ; 12,500. The mo
tion was unanimously carried." The
delegates will begin leaving this even
ins: tor their homes. The members of
the executive board will remain la the
city until the work left ou their bauds
has been attended to.
Archbishop Chappell Is Rotter.
Santa Vb, S. M., Nov. 2:>.—Arch
bishop Cliappeirs.'cotulitioh continues tc
show Improvement but it will be s.-ver.l!
days days before his fneuds ft*el he is
entirely out of (lancer.
Movements ol Vessels.
QrKKNsrowN—Arrived: Campania,
from New York.
Liv^iu'ool—Arrived: Virginia, from

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