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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT THE lil.ollK HI 11.DINU. COBXBB FOURTH AMUEDAH STREETS OFFICIAL. FAFKK «»F RAJUBI I'OI'NTY. DAILY(!NOTIXCLi:DI?iGSIIX»AY.) IS) the month, mull or carrier.... 4Oc One year by carrier,ln advance. 4.00 Olio) car by mail, in advance.. .$3.00 lIAIL.V iNI» SUNDAY. Itj- flic month, mull or carrier..soc One year by carrler,iiiadvance.S3.OO Out- teal- by mall, In advance. .$4.00 MIVV alone. Per Single Copy live Cent*. Three month*, mall or carrier.. iOc <Jiie 1 car, by carrier 91 50 Cue Year, by mall #1 •» WEEKLY ST. PAIL GLOBE. One year. SI I Six mo., C"c | Three mo.. 35c Address all letters aud telegrams to THE GLOBS, St. Paul. Miuu. Irstern Advertising Oiiice-Room 517 Temple Court Building, New York. Washington bubxau. 1405 f st. nw. Complete files of the (..always kept on hand for reference. Patrons and friends are cordially Invited to visit and avail them selves, of the facilities of our Eastern offices when in New York mid Washington. iOltW'S \VIv\fHKK. Washington. Dec 17.— Indications: For Minnesota and Iowa: Fair; warmer; south , winds. The Dakota.-.: Fair; south light winds. Montana: Fair; south winds. Wisconsin: Fair; warmer; variable winds, becoming south. i.tM.UAI OBSERVATIONS. I Nit!'.' States Depautukntof Anr.llll.T ri>E, Weather Bureau, Washington, Dee. I7,t':4Sp in. Local Time, £ p.m. 7>*ith Meridian Time.- Observations taken at the same mo cent of time at nil stations. i'li. k. bar. T"r. I'lai k. Bar. T'r. St.Paul... .'■.-!'■ £6 Med'e Hut... XLOO 34 Duluth i:;i).4J: ■-■. -v l Cur'eut 30.14 16 La Crob*e. :}o.4^| 34jjiju'AppelIe 30.16 16 Huron .... j!>.3i •_'»> i MinneUosa. 3<l.U>| 10 Pierre.... >ii.-.-j' 3m Winnipeg. . •."•. 14 2U Noorhead. hw.ihj -v Port Arthur. ;O.U4| 12 St.Vincent 30.^2 2i|| Bismarck...! in.:!:.'' •> Boston 40-54 ■Wi;iistou...!:to.is -.Xj! Buffalo b2 38 Havre 30.) t> 20 Chicago .... 32-34 >ii!es City." 3U.16 >> ihoyeiine... 30-3S Helena.. . i.jp.l4 .- Cincinnati.. 34-40 Edmonton.. ..O.tfc $ Montreal 30-48 Battleford . (0. !l —2 Sew Orleans 62-68 ft Albert.. iO.l 2 New York... 40-56 Calgary 10. t a jjPittsborß 34-12 —Below zero. i. V i.Y.>N*, Local Forecast Official. V ho says Congressman Saurherring is a siiiaii fry politician? Iv addition to his other honorary and honorable titles, Mr. Donnelly will soon be an ex-senator. Debs z>n six mouths in jail; now let Pullman be sentenced to a year in St. Louis, in order I hat the punishment of eacn shall lit the crime. This is the season of the year when the discreet husband will let a street cur run over his lout rather than go ■bopping with ins wile Sexatoi: Wasiibvbx will take a few more reefs m his toga in order that ex senator S;sl'in may not secure the cov eted opportuuity to trend upon it. Why show id Lite .Scandinavians be ••sore" because Senator Washburn apologized for (iov. Nelson? The Scan dinavian papers declined to do it. There will never be perfect peace and serenity until the Armenian prob lem is solved and we learn who is going to be state printing expert. Ki;n nt kv has a mammoth cave, and Tennessee lia» a mammoth cavity. One is in the heart.of the state, and toe other is iv the bead ot the governor-elect. Si teral Minneapolis reporters who have tx-en assigned to "do" the Uing ■uurder trial are said to have made ap plication to change places with Bhxt. I-v the senatorial contest there are some statesmen and some politicians; but the politicians are not statesmen. While the statesmen are not politicians. A South Carolixa malefactor has escaped justice by hypnotizing the slier iti who went out to arrest him. He used a Winchester rifle iv the experi ment. A rhymester of local renown has oe gun the routttruction of a poem on the death of Catherine Gii!£r. He has gone tar enough to make "llayward" rhyme With "'wayward." Mks. Lease has gone to California. butaptotbe present writing we have no authentic information as to where Mr. Lease has 2011 c. Mail addressed to him at Halifax, however, ought to reach him. The Minneapolis Times saws: "it is incredible that (iov. Nelson would lend himself to any scheme to defeat Wash burn." Certainly not. but there are other metttods or conveyance besides 'Sending." That express messenger who handed over the keys of the safe on the demand of the visitor who presented a Win chester took the sensible view that it was better to be a coward for a minute than a corpse forever. Tins discussfon of the living pictures vas had enoueh at any stajje, but now that it baa precipitated a crusade on the decollete costumes in the boxes we must call a halt. There is a line beyond which—but rUht here we draw the line Robert Loris Stevkxsos ran away even unto the farthest partsof the earth to avoid death, and it pursued and found and claimed him, and one of the most faseinaUnc of our later writers lays clmvn his pen and pusses into the great mystery. It would seem that the municipal court as a civil tribunal stands half way between the justice's court and the district court; if a man has the money to try his case he goes to the district court, and it" he hasn't he goes to the justice's court. And there you are. A TEAR ago tlio Republicans were coddling and cooing Peffer with a view to set liini to vote with them on the or ganization of the senate. Then was tatkofoewfurntsbiriKs for a new aed more eleftant committee room for the bewbiskered crank from Ransasininity, I have found the Royal Baking Powder to be an absolutely pure cream of tartar powder, entirely free from alum and ammonia, and of the very highest leaven in qf power. CHARLES W. DREW, Ph. 8., M. D. Late Chemist to the Minn. State Dairy and Food Dep't. and it was intimated to him that if he hurt any more impecunious relatives a soft place could be made for them. Now with, a reorganization of the sen ate coming next March, we hear again the sam« talk of the same schemes for the same purpose. We hope they will get their salt on the bird's tail this time. -^s»- WHERE IT HUKTS. When the Gorman act passed con gress, imposing a tax of one-tenth of a cent a pound on sugar imported from countries paving an export bounty on sugar, the German minister, claiming that it was a discrimination against his country, violatiugour commercial treaty with it, made prompt and vigorous pro test. His government has since fol lowed it up by an act of discrimination against Imports from this country, espe* dally those of our meat products. Beef is tabooed, the tax on cottonseed oil is increased 200 per cent, and the proba bilities are that this will be followed by an attack on our pork. This is commercial war. In the lan guage of tariff* it is called retaliation; in war it would be called reprUal. One nation declares that it will not trade with another, or that it will hamper its trade, and forthwith the offended nation : proceeds to hamper the trade of the I offender. In commercial war, as in mar tial war, both parties are injured. Nei ther is benefited. War, whether com mercial or martial, is simply destruc | tion, and destruction of wealth means j impoverishment. The inhibition of im ports of American beef means a greater cost to the German consumer ot beef; on this side it means a diminished mar ket, which, with an increasing: supply, means a diminished price. The injury here is to the great farming interests of the country, which produce our meat supplies. In the senate, on the 12th, a motion was made to proceed to the considera tion of the amendment to the house bill putting all sugar on the free list, the amendment contemplating merely the removal of this tax of one-tenth of a cent a pound and the one-eighth of a cent a pound laid for the protection of the sugar trust, leaving raw sugars to pay the 40 per cent tax laid for rev enue purposes only. The motion was defeated by a vote of 23 for it to 27 against it, a number ol the senators being absent or not voting whew their names were called. As the passage of this amendment would have removed the cause of com plaint on the pan of Germany, and with it her inhibition of the imports of American beef and the increase of taxes on other American agricultural prod- | ucts, thus relieving the farmers of the Northwest of what is certain to be a great loss to them, it becomes a matter of interest here to see who of the j Northwestern senators voted for or against the motion. Those voting for it voted plainly and directly in the in- i terest of their farmer constituents, while I those who voted against it voted to di* minis!) the price of farm products. The votes in favor ot the motion were all cast by Democrats except one, and that was by Senator Washburn, of this state. The votes cast against the con sideratioii of the motion were all He publican or Populist, and included the names among the Northwestern sen ators of Dnbois, of Idaho; Roach and Hansbrough, ot North Dakota; Kyle, of South Dakota, ana Pelf or, of Kansas. Senator Davis is not recorded as voting. The reports from Washington are that our government will now proceed to make a counter retaliation by prohibit ing certain German imports whose value will about equalize those tit our exports j prohibited by Germany. Thus the war , of retaliation will go on. constantly j augmenting, and two Intelligent nine- ! teenth century nations will do for them ! selves what Aaron gravely proposed to j Moses, if the old nursery rhyme has any authentic foundation, and which Moses very sensibly rejected. We trust that there is no foundation for the re port of this contemplated action of our own government. The action of the German government \ finds a very strong support in the agra- i ! rian movement in that country, which j is a demand on the Dart of the farmers for increased duties on imports of agri cultural produce, and is the exact coun : terpart of the movement in this country [ on the pait of manufacturers to exclude foreign importations, with the same selfish indifference to the general wel | fare. Should the German programme be carried out, the tables of exports of agricultural produce, published by the treasury department monthly, give us some basis for an estimate of the injury that will be inflicted upon Northwest ern farmers, to which injury the sen ators named have contributed. For the nine months ending with the 30th of September this year, we export ed to Germany under the head of beef products or provisions a total of 128, --| 995.000 pounds, whose declared value at the place ot export was $10,539,G03. If these products, or any considerable por- j tion of them, are denied access to Ger man markets, or are so heavily tariffed by that government as to diminish their consumption because of the increased cost, it will inevitably result in a dimin ished price for those products on our I North western farms, and further in crease the difficulties under which our farmers are laboring. m PENNY-WISE, POUND-FOOLISH Senator-elect Miller, of Rock county, has already outlined in a general way a few of the things he proposes to do dur ing the session of the legislature to which he has just been elected. The senator is not as ambitious as Caesar is said to have been, and, while he does not propose to do all the lawmaking himself, he evidently expects to have things so arranged that the president of the senate will not niako the usual for mal announcement that "a quorum is present" unless Senator Miller is in his seat. The gentleman from Rock county pro poses to institute some much-needed reforms, and has already announced to I ihe public through the medium ot his newspaper what they are to be. In the fust place, he will put a stop to the purchase of expensive jackknives for the use of members. If it is found that the soul of the. bucolic lawmaker goes out in longing for edged tools, the sen ator from Luverne will see to it that such shall content themselves with the good, old-fashioned Billy Barlow tha was so familiar in our youth, and which can be purchased for 50 cents—a box. He will also inaugurate a crusade against the perverted appetites which can be satiated only by great quantities of expensive ink and mucilage, and i la expected that all letters written by I members shall be traced in pokeberry TIIEFAmr PAUL DAILY GLOBE: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER IP, j^. | juice on brown wrapping paper, . iDd' ! viilual cuspidors will l> .> dispensed j with under the economic regime In . be established by Senator MiU»«r. and|H i tank will be constructed for the com j mon use of all. There will be no ap -1 propriations for the compensation cv clerks, reporters or officials working ex tra time, mid each member is to by docked for every hour he ia absent, li this way the senator expects to save tin I state as much as ?500, exactly tin i amount of his salary, arid return lioiik Ito receive the cliesttiutty encomium: | "Well done, thou good and faithful," jet cetera.. Now, it the men who are really dan~ gerous to the. welfare of the public could only succeed in tillinir the legis lature with such well-meaning but mis guided statesmen as Senator Miller, I they would have it ail their own way. | and the public would pay handsomely for the music to which the lobby danced. While these small-bore economists were figuring to save a few pennies the mat ters of finance who constitute the so called third house would prepa c and push through measures that mightin i volve millions of, dollars to the taxpay j ers. What the legislature should guard most carefully against is. not so much the tri- J fling matters coming under the list that j Senator Miller proposes to abolish,but the ! "and others" clauses of important bills, I by which the substitution or erasure ot a word or sentence lets in a horde of hungry wolves to feed at the public crib. The statute books are covered i with harmful laws which nave been passed while such statesmen as Senator Miller have been poring over some deep laid plan to save the state a couple of ! dollars. ■«■» Sin John* Thompson died a victim to ceremonial. Court etiquette demands that the members of the privy council j remain standing in the presence of the j queen during its sittings, or, more ac- I curately, its sessions. The queen is tenacious of this rule, and Gladstone offended her by insisting on sitting. The session lasted one hour and a half, and at its close Sir John staggered to a chair and in seven minutes was a corpse. And the queen laid wreaths of flowers ou his coth'u. The rule, however, re mains. -^»» If the correspondent of the Chicago Herald is accurate in saying that when Secretary Morton had finished reading his report to President Cleveland the president ejaculated, between the twinges of pain in his gouty foot. "Morton, that is damn good stuff," it only shows that gout does not interfere with a critical and accurate apprecia* lion. . Editob Dowlixg, of the Renville Star-Farmer, seems to have hypnotized the entire legislature. For every other office except that of chief clerk there are from two to twenty candidates, but up to the present time no one seems to have thought it worth his while to con test the ground with the popular Third district hustler. Even Republicans do the proper thing once in a while. The Midway News is exercised over the probability that the president of the common council will vote for A. C. Clausen for county assessor. There are twenty-nine reasons why the president of the council will not vote for Mr. Clausen. The first reason is that he does not vote on the election of assessor. Let slip the dogs of war, hang out the banner on the outer wall and let 'er go, Gallagher. The fight is on, the chase is up, and bio wed be he who first lets go the trolley. What do we care about a state capito). a municipal chartei or a bill to tax railroad lands? What we want to know is who's going to be the state expert printer? m Judging by past experience, the fate of the pooling bill in the senate will de pend entirely upon whether it is a measure entirely in the interests of the railroads or of the public. If the former, it will pass with ease and celerity. If the latter, it will be hung up by an indefinite debate. «as»- After every test. Dr. Price's Baking Powder is more highly commended by scientists as purest, strongest and best. MESSIAH WAS GOOD. THE SOLOISTS CAPTIVATED THE AUDIENCE. Small But Appreciative Audience — Should Have Been a Crowd. As was predicted, the concert given last evening by the St.Paul Choral asso ciation in the presentation of Handel's "Messiah," was a rare musical treat, one that will be remembered by those who were fortunate enoueh to be pres ent. The audience was, as to be sin cerely regretted, small, though an ap preciative one. The soloists who took part were Mrs. Genevra Johnstone-Bishop, soprano; Miss Mary Louise Clary.contralto: J. H. McKiraley, tenor, "and Carl E. Dutft, basso. Mrs. Johnstone-Bishop is the possessor of a sweet, clear, brilliant, sympathetic and remarkably even soprano voice. She sings without the slightest effort; and even if her voice had not the beau tiful qualities it has, Mrs. Bishop would captivate any audience with her charm ing countenance and manner. She sang her best in "1 Know That My Redeemer Liveth," and "Come Unto Him." Mrs. Bishop is a pupil of the noted Frederick Walker, of London. She intends mak ing a tour the coining spring through England, Ireland and Scotland. Miss Clary proved by her singing that she has a rich and even contralto voice that shows considerable cultivation. It is useless to attempt to criticise- Mr. Dufft's voice—it is one of the finest basso voices In this country—and he rendered arias and recitatives in a per ! feet manner; especial mention may be made of the magnificent way he sang '•Why Do the Nations?" As to Mr. Mc- Kinley's voice, it is agreeable, but is of the ordinary; it lacks volume, and is of a studied character. Mr. Baldwin deserves credit for his untiring energy he has shown by the manner he has instructed the chorus, and the superb way he directed the con cert last evening. The orchestra was above the average, I but more practice together would not be | detrimental. FROM MANY SOURCES. 'it is now gi'ncirtl'y understood tha Or. A. J. Stone will be th» next health commissioner. * "Clerk of Courts-elect Ed Rogers lias Van recently visited by two mure small uele.fjatlons of small politician* who en tered protests against the appointment of Fitzgerald, the "lons-haired chief tan," to theoftiiv of chief deputy, It is almost needless to say that these pro tests carry no weight. Mr. Rogers has positively given his word of honor that Fit/Gerald will he the man, and, cv«» if Rogers is a ii-publican, he never goes back on his word. Fitzgerald reached home yesterday, and will give those disgruntled youngsters a tight for their lives. He can't be beaten. "Do you want a hair cut?" asked the barber, as a customer entered tho shop. "No, 1 waul them all cut," was tlie response, and it took the barber ten minutes to figure it out. There was a fellow around the court bouse yesterday advancing the theory that the woman's body found in Min neapolis was not that of Catherine <iin»r, but a body secured as a '•.stall" by llayward and tlie supposed gang of in surance swindlers. The chances are that the theorist is either an insurance agent or a candidate for Rochester. Mayor Smith has numerous unique applications for positions, but the oddest one came yesterday. "Hon. Smith," it began, ••This letter will tell you where 1 am. if you wish to recognize me and put me on the police force any time this winter. 1 have some parents down here and am staying with them, and 1 think 1 am worth a position ou the force, if you will please put me on. If you won't, I am much obliged just the same."' Evidently he wanted the mayor to In fer that he has parents scattered all around, aiso some at Smithville, from where he writes. The mayor "put him on" in short order. Perhaps Controller McCardy will stand good for Christmas provisions for the coppers. if "How's SheepV" said a reporter of the Globe yesterday to Budd Keeve, late Democratic candidate for congress in North Dakota, who had just came down to the city from his farm iv the banana belt •'Don't know a<hing about sheep. 1 am now makinir a study of jackasses." QDr. Price's baking powder is not a n«w leavening force. For 40 years it has never bten equaled either in pur ity or strength. FROM HOTEL CORRIDORS. James A. Clark, the veteran curly headed plainsman and gold hunter, who was once a pal of Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill aud other noted figures of the great Western plains, reached the city yes terday from the gold fields of San Juan county, Southwestern Utah, where he has located six placer and five quartz claims. He is very enthusiastic over his find and is in St. Paul to interest capi tal in his discovery, which he says is one of the richest in the world. He was piloted around among the capitalists by his old frieud Hiler Horton, aud ex pects to find sufficient backing in a few days to warrant his return to the gold fields within a week or two. Clark's find is not one of the many "visions," he asserts, and he intends to work it for all he is worth. The claims are lo cated right in the heart of the lite ln~ dian troubles, but, as the war is practi-» cally over, Clark anticipates no trouble on tiiat account. "The six placer claims," said Mr. Clark at the Merchants' last night, "are located in San Juan canon, and the five quartz claims are iv the Blue Moun tains. The claims show a four-and-a half-foot vein of free millinir gold ore, which yields from $35 lo $187. Out there they have recently made a most important discovery of ore, a selected sample of which assayed $7,o:;O. 1 have in addition to the claims 100 acres of town site, and in reality hold the key to the situation. 1 desire- any capitalist who wishes to look into the aftair to send a man with me to the Blue Mount' tains, and I will convince him in short order of the merit of my statements. While 1 was out th^re 1 ran across a Cherokee Indian who told me that if 1 would buy the outfit he would take me into a certain spot in Northern Arizona where, with an old-fashioned sifter. 1 could sift out upwards of §50 a day, the fust crack out of the box, and placer gold at that. There is rich gold every where in that territory, aud 1 will get back there as soon as I cau get hold of five men with SI,OUO each, or else one man with ?5,000." * Clark is the man who ran against Pat Killeu in Rebel's place about six years ago. Claiji was here to have a jjood time, as Montana at that time didn't quite come up to his notions of things. Clark was with several friends, aud in Rebel's got into a conversation with Killen. The talk was friendly at first, then it crew animated, and finally bois terous. Both men were mad, but Clark was the madder. Turuiug to a friena, he said: "Watch me take a crimp in that fel low." Then he sailed at Killen with an air of confidence that looked well. Kil~ len caught bin twice In the neck, and stretched the surprised Westerner ou the broad of his back. "Who in thunder is that fellow?" he asked when he came to. "Those were the worst punches lever irot. and it's the Grst time 1 was ever lickud." Two years later Clark returned here for another good time. He wont to Cook's livery stable and secured an open 'bus with six horses. He wanted six, for he used to drive a stage In Mon tana, and two horses wouldn't seem just the proper thing. He gathered in a load of friends and sailed out to the races. It was all rieht goingr, but Clark hit the bowl pretty often at the race track and was in prime condition for driving. Down University the caravan sailed like the wind. Eveu the street cars turned aside to let it pass. The horses were on the dead run, and the occupants, all but Clark, were badly frightened. Clark was in his element. He was back on the plains again, and he swung the long lash with the grace ful air or the stage driver. He rounded on to Wabasha street on two wheels, and spilled out two of his partners*. One other, a well-known business man jumped and landed about fifty feet away. Down Wabasha street the horses came, still on a mad run, and at the postofh'ce corner with but six inches to spare Clark guided his bus between a carriage and a street car with wonder ful skill. The wheel horse lagged at the wrong moment, however, and the bus shaved oil a corner or the car as neatly as if it had been done will) a saw. Clark drove on to Third street and made another two-wheeled turn, then drove down and swung around up in front of the Merchants' with a loud "whoa." as they used to do in the old days out West. Climbing from his seat, Clark was Informed that the mounted police were after him, so he made hash? for the union d«pot. and, taking a tram, went on to Minni-auo'is. From there im prwreeded .West, and heard uu more of his escapade. , BAD CUTTING SCRAPE. Four Italians on the Upper Flats Rush the Growler, AND END UP IN A FIGHT. Thrse of Them Seriously Slashed With Well-Aimed Stilettos. WOUNDS ARE NOT FATAL. One of the Stiletto-Wielders Made His Escape, and Is at Large. Jos di Fabbia, Raphael de Muccio aud Antonio Palombo, three Italians, and another dago, named (Juiseppi do Addario, pushed the growler several times last night in a lodging house on the upper fiats, known as No. 24. About 11 o'ciock they engaged in a fight. All drew their stilettos. After a urief en gagement, which was put a stop to by the Spectators, it was founa that the hrst three were cut. Addario es | caped. Lieut. Sexton and Sergeant I Zirkeibach captured the other three* j Muccio and Palombo were conveyed to the city hospital. Neither of the men was dangerously injured. Muccio was 'cut twice across the scalp and Palom j bo's nose was almost cut off. Di Fab bia's fingers were cut, and there were gashes in his face aud a large lump under his left eye. It was a drunken row. It is not known who was the aggressor. Di Fab bia was making a speech when oub of his audience shouted: "Mafia!" The growler followed. It struck Di Fabbia in the abdomen. Di Fabbia re sponded with his little knife. Guiseppu Addario, who afterwards escaped, re torted with his stiletto. He made a a rush at Muccio, and hacked him twice with the weapon. Then he turned on Palombo and slashed hi? nose, nearly cutting it off. Then he took to his heels, and that was the last seen of him. By this time Lieut. Sexton and Ser geant Zirkeibach appeared on the scene and arrested the three remaining com batants, who were taken to the central police station. It was found that Muccio and Palombo had received ugly wounds, and they were removed to the city hospital. Di Fabbia was detained at the central sta tion. All three are charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Tell your friends to try Dr. Price's Baking Powder. Its supreme qualities of purity and strength will convincing ly "do the rest"—forty years the symbol of "pure strength." m PLANS TO EXPLAIN. CAPITOL COMMISSION MEETS TODAY To Listen to Oratory From the Legion of Competing Architects. The state capitol commission meets today at its rooms on East Third street. The principal business, as announced, is to give some of the architects an od portunity to be heard concerning their plans. The commission thought it ad visable to give them a hearing, so that they might feel assured that the merits of their plans were properly impressed upon the attention and memory or the commission. As stated by members of the commission, the body does not desire the impression to maintain that the selection of plans is made in haste, and perhaps on favoritism. Quite a number of the plans submitted by ar chitects were from the start considered out of the question, both by the com mission and the two expert architects who were employed to examine the plans and pass opinions upon them. The authors of the already rejected plans are not invited to be present. The authors of the plans that are stiil in the field comprise some ten architects living in other states and all the architects of Minnesota that have submitted plans. One ot the commissioners stated yes terday that there was no probability that the commission would make a se lection of plans at this meeting. George R. Mann, of St. Louis, is at j the Windsor. He is the architect that prepared the plans for the court house I and city hall in this city. He has a design for the proposed capitol build ing, and came here at the invitation of j the capitol commission, with a number j of others, to explain his drawings to the I commission. Dunnell. the Minneapolis architect that has a plan for a new capitol, was in the city yesterday, He will be be fore the commission today to explain his drawings. Several other outside architects have arrived, and the probabilities are that all the invited ones will appear before the commission. BRACE OF "ACCIDENTS. BOTH WERE COLLISIONS WITH I»TEBUKBAN CABS. Cunningham Was Thrown Out and Badly Hurt on the '- Head. Two accidents occurred on the inter urban line between 7 p. m, and 7:30 p. m. last evening. If. H. Cunningham was the victim of the first one. Mr. Cunningham, who is a grocer at Union I'ark. was driving his delivery watcon towards St. Paul. Between Hamliue »«nd Saelltsf avenues, his vehicle col lrrffnl with an interurban car. The re sult was disastrous to Mr. Cuunintr hain's head. lie sustained two scalp wounds, one on the forehead and PLEASES EVERY TASTE It is by far the most delicious Chew ing Tobacco made. Try it. the other on the back of the heart, liw was taken to his homo at »55l Van Buren street. His injuries were painful, but not dangerous. Half an hour afterward*. O. Pippin was driving an express wacon towards Minneapolis. Between Cromwell and Bedford avenues Mi. Pippin ran into an iuterurbaii car. Mr. Pippin jumped and escaped injury. lis vehicle was de molished, but Mid horse was uninjured. nkljHO.n am* (;..hi. \< h fight. It Will Taka I>laun in the Council Chamber. George <",«rlach and Walter Nelson will tight it out tomorrow morning in the council chamber, (ierlacli says tie has the b -st of it by rifty-six votes. Nelson says there is a mistake and that he is the representative of the Eighth ward. 11. L. Countryman will referee the contest. John S. (irode will assist him in refereeing the row, after they have chosen a third impartial judgH Counselors C. D. and Thomas O'Brien will appear for Mr. lierlach. F. \V. Zoliman wilt talic for Mr. Nelson. City Clerk Prendergast will be present, as he is required by law to see fair play. Dolls free with Shoes. Loveriog. CAPITOIj KCHOEB. The state university has filed current expense lists with tiie state auditor, amounting to 99,157.59. The state canvassing board, wluch was to meet at l:'M v. in. today, will meet instead at 1:15 and adjourn. This change has been made on account of Judge (Jilhllan's funeral, which occurs at 2 p. id. Loans were granted yesterday through the stale auditor's office to the follow ing school districts: No. '.to, Murray county. £400: No. 16, Aitkin county, $:)ou; No. 8, Carlton county, foSO; No. 57, Bis; Stone county. $4'.ti>. The Otter Tail Building ajid Loan as sociation has tilled articles of. incorpo ration with the secretary of stai«. The capital stock is ?:>,00o,"ooo, and the incorporntors are Elmer E. Adams, Ro bert lianuah, A. Brandenburg, John T. Johnson, Thomas N. McLean, W. (.J. Burrows, A. G. Anderson.D. D. Brown and William L. Parsons, ail ot Fergus Falls. Half the world dues not know how the other half lives. Both halves live well when they use Dr. Price's Cream Bak ing Powder. AT THE THEATERS. "The Charity Bail," now playing at the Metropolitan opera house, was greeted with a large audience last night. The company will piny three more performances, tonight and a spe cial matinee Wednesday, at which the prices will be only 35 and 50 cents. It will close its engagement Wednesday evening.' * • "The Metropolitans" that will be at the Metropolitan opera house, for one performance only, Thursday nigh*, is one of the strongest musical organiza tions on the road. The company is not large, but is composed of such well known artists as Florence Wolcott, Ar thur Donaldson, Robert Lett, James Council Abdill, Katiierine McNeil! and Carl Martens, which is sufficient to guarantee a good performance. The company will be seen in two one-act operas. "Pygmalion and Galatea" and "The Sleeping Queen." Seats for this engagement can now be secured at the box office. The excellent company presenting ''A Summer Blizzard" furnish a number of entirely new specialties which go im mensely. Matinee tomorrow at 2:30 at the usual "Grand" scale of priCBS. ■y. Jacob Litt's brilliant company of comedians appear in "Yon Vonson," the Swedish dialect comedy, at the Grand opera house next week, begin ning Sunday evening. The company will be headed by Gus lloege, the origi nator of Swedish dialect comedy, and will include Sadie Connelly and Fraukie Jones in their original roles. Bright up to date specialties of a novel nature will be introduced, and the scenic environ ment of the play has been elaborated until it is a marvel of modern stage craft. SOCIAL AM) INOKSOXAL. The sixteenth annual celebration of Forefathers' day by the Minnesota Con gregational club will occur Friday eTen iMt: at the Park Congregational church in this city. Tne after-dinner pro gramme will cousist of addresses, to be delivered by Gov. Nelson, Judge Mitch ell, Judge W. 11. Sanborn, Dr. Pleasant Huuter, of Minneapolis, and President Weils, I). I)., of the club. The mnsical selections will be given by J. Warren Andrews, of Minneapolis: Miss Belle Kolston, Miss Ethel L. Uounds, J. F. Merrill and C. l)e Lacy. The bis carnival of dolls is now a thing of tiie past, and the ladies, as well as everybody who has been connected with it in any way, are more than satis lied with the results. An auction was held last night, and a number of the dolls that still remained were disposed of. The result of the contest on "Sam," the mascot, was in favor of the central station, to which the doll went. It 19 probable that tiie ladies will :iet a nice sum for the six different charities; in deed, it is estimated that each society will mate nearly ?.jiX', including every thing. The musical recital to be i*iven at the Convent of the Visitation tonight prom ises to be a great musical success. The tickets are 11, and the programme will begin promptly at 7:30. Much interest is felt in the lecture to be given by Miss Jane Meade Welch on Thursday evening on "The Making of I the Constitution." It is hoped that the ! members of the different patriotic so- I cieties, the Sons of the American iJevo- j lution, the Sons of Veterans, the Loyal Legion and others, will attend in good ly uumbors. This lecture is one of the ' brightest as well as the most scholarly J of the historical lectures in Miss j Welch's repertoire. It is intended to | have the Fort duelling band 10 render patriotic airs. The lecture will be Riven at the Park Congregational church, Thursday evening at $ o'clock. \ This afternoon at the rooms of the Young Women's Friendly association, 435 Jackson street, Itias Thompson will give a lesson on snlads.iuclu<ling lettuce salad, salmon salad, apple and nut salad, cheese straws and salted al monds. The admission to these lessons has been reduced to 10 cents. On Thursday a lesson on hot puddings and sauces will be given. The People's Church lyceum will meet in tile assembly room of the church this evening at 8 o'clock. The follow ing programme will be rendered: Vocal solo. "Thy Voice Doth Thrill My Heart" (Saint Saeus), Miss Mabel Lovering: recitation, "Annazindy" (J. Whitcomb Ililey). J. W. Bevans. Debate—"lie solved, That the Right of Franchise Bo Extended to Women.'.' The affirmative will be led by Miss Bella Turber. and the negativeiby L. A. Straight. Vocal solo, "lie. Was a Prince" (Ljrnes), Miss Mabel Lover ing. A|T)ion.sancl ami One Thine" To select from in an outfitting estab lishment of the magnitude of the ".Plymouth." Seventh and Robert. Fell Down an Klcvator Shaft. Eilward Krey. freight elevator man at the FarweU.UznVuii & Kirk wholesale hardware house, fell down the shaft yesterday and was painfully hurt. He was takt-n to St. Lukes Lo>pital. The extent of hi* injuries was not learned, lie lives at 1063 i auyulur street. POLITICAL FOMENT Indicates That All Is Not Smooth Sailing 1 for Washburn. WOULD NOT BE SPEAKER. Jacobson, of Lac Qui Parle, Prefers a Place on the Floor. PINE LAND COMMITTEE Begins the Work of Form ulating- Its Report to . the Legislature. The feeling around the hotels yestur day was that tiie political put is boiling at a lively rate for so early in the con tests that will come with the meeting of the legislature .Jan. 8. Kx-beuator Sabin came over from Stillwater, and received a stream of visitors in Roots B. He is still weak from tiie effects of I a bilious attack, but says he will be in I good health in a day or two. He will be | in the city every day, and promises an interesting contest over the senatorsuip. He expressed himself as very much pleased with the situation and re marked: "Everything is working nice ly." Those about the hotel, who like to see things lively prior to the election of a senator or speaker, were in good spirits aud wore smiles ou their races. The report that there are at least six men iv the Hennepin county delegation who would be glad of an opportunity to vote for some one besides Senator Washburn was not regarded as news to some of the people who discussed the matter. Others said they had no doubt this statement is true, but were confi dent that the entire delegation would be >n Hue for their fellow resident unless j some otiier Minneapolis man should be brought out. The Washburn headquarters were not opened at the Windsor, as was reported by the Journal they would be yesterday. It is said that Maj. Hale is waiting until the return of the senator, who is sched uled to leave for home Friday. Alarm Clock Jacubssn. Hon. J. F. Jacobson, of Madison, is at the Merchants'. He was an influen tial member of the house two years aero, and, because of his hard work in the interest of the peopie, was named on the pine land investigation committee. He is here now to help pre pare the report of the committee, and will remain for a few days. Mr. Jacobson says he had no thought of be- J ing a candidate for speaker. He be lieves his place is on the floor of the | hous>e. and is not aspiring to any higher j position. His view is that he would be able to do his constituents more good by advocating their wishes on the floor. He says that a man in the speaker's chair is placed in a position that pre vents him from taking sides on any im portant question. Mr. Jacobsou says that the pine land committee will.make recommendations ' that will be beneficial to the school lands, if embodied in the law. He is ; opposed to a primary election law for the I country, as it would be needless and ex | pensive. He will remain neutral on the j soeakership, for the present, and is not | commuted on the- senatorial question. I He thinks the Sixth district did wrong , j to d-'dare itself on the speakorship so i early, as it will arouse antagonism. He j said that the Hennepin county delega ! tion made the same mistake two years i ago. As a result of its action then sev l eral important committees were given !to Minneapolis members, more than : ! they could take care of, the result being I that there were some weak cbairmeu of j ! committees. Pine Laud Committee. The state pine land committee will I j begin a series of sessions this morning i at the Merchants'. Messrs. Leavitt and j ! Staples have been at work on their re- i i port for some weeks. They are of the ' | executive committee that was given the ; j task of formulating the report and to ! i conduct the litigation. They will make j ! their report tv tne full committee, ami j ! then the general report to the governor I will be formulated. It will probably require several days to get the" mass of information embodied into a report j with tiie recoiiiniL'udations of the com- i j inittee. linw iiuj. in Town. Commodore Bi. J. Dowiitig, or Ken [ viilc. tiie prospective clerk of the lower j house, was in the city yesterday. He j left last night for Wurtbimrlou to atteml ! a meeting of the Northwestern Editorial j association, which will be held there I today. The editors will be entertained I and dinsd by Dan Shell, tiia mayor of AT OUR STORE. There has been a steady stream of Dolls going out of our store all day. We give a Doll free with every pair of Children's Shoes. We offer bigger bargains in Children's Shoes than ever before. Prices, 50c, ?sc, 85c. $1.00, $1.25. $1.35 for Custom-Made Calf Shoes, sizes 8 to 11, to wear without Rubbers. Our stock is full on Boys' and Youths' Skating and School Shoes. These we make a bio- run on at $1.00 a pair. Sizes 11 to $%. Four-pairs limit to one family. Ladies' Rubbers. 56c; Men's, age. Lamb's Wool Soles, 15c; 2 pairs, 25c. Ladies' Overmasters. 50c and 75c. Hoys' High, Thick Fauntleroy JLeggins, gi.oo. Best Leather Leggins, $1.50. OPEN EVENINGS. ~--?^ M^ *2^^ r" Up TEbsiimb iiumu Knmtis ssmwsaii |||f Mud «a. Fimc iP^? THE AWEHICAM TSJAM SuCCtSSCB Hr ABSOLUTELY PURE THE OLD RELIABLE SWEET GAPORAL CIGARETTE Hat stood th« Test o! Time MORE SOLO THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED the city. Mr. Dowlimr was in a cheer! ul mood over his prospects of beiux clerk of the house, lie still wears his Hailing cap, but has discarded the hickory übirt. f'oliti< ul I'tTMiiiuU. Hon. Henry Fete, of Atwater, Is at the Clarendon, lie says confidently that Farmer Giuba will be the next speaker. < apt. S. It.Van bant came up from his home yesterday and put in the day, hera and in Minneapolis, presenting hia claims for speaker. He btill finds the prospects encouraging. C. A. French, of Montlcello, candidate for enrolling clerk in t.he senate, is iv the city. Paige Morris, the city attorney cf I>u luth, is at the Kyan. He came down to argue the water bonds question in tha supreme court. Mr. Morris expects to put in considerable time here, when the legislature is in session, to aid the dele gates from his county with advice con cerning the municipal charter bill. Secretary ol State-elect Albert Berg, of Center City, was at the Windsor yes terday. He will move to the city next week, and be ready to assume his new duties a the time all the new state offi cials take charge. He says that the se lection of a state expert printer has not yet been determined. Hon. Frank M. Eddy, the coneress man-elect in the Seventh district, is at the Windsor. He is merely looking about to brighten up on matters polit ical. J. L. Crump and wife, of Glenwood, are at the Windsor. Mr. Crump is ed itor of the Herald of his town, and rumor says he will go to Washington *s private secretary to Congressman Eddy. The lime is several months ort, au.; the matter lms not been decided. Complete Your Series. We now have the complete set ot ''Queer People;'" 500 pictures, printed in colors. Interesting and instructive. Eight parts; lo cents per part. Globe, St. Paul: Herald, Wnbasha; Newa Zumbrota; Journal. SUllwater. PEACE IN BLUEFIELDS. .nOSQI'ITO I\»l\>S IOK.UALLV JOIN M(AKA(a A. Ends British Claims for a Proteo torate—News From Min ister Baker. Washington, Dec. IT.—United Star Minister Baker today cabled Secretary Greshain that the Mosquito Indians had formally incorporated their reservation with Nicaragua. This was very wel come news to the state department, for it marks the end of the Bluefields diffi culties which have harassed the depart ment for nearly a year. In the treaty of Managua of I<>V) the right was reserved to the Indians at any tiime voluntarily to take this action.and, of course, this having been done, there can no longer be asserted any claim to a protectorate by Great Britain. Thus the correspondence on the subject of Blueiields, which will go to eoasresa iv answer to a resolution, will make what is known in diplomacy as a complete incident. There may ?til! ren.aiu some claims on the par: of Great Briiaiu against Nicaragua on the score of op pressive treatment of British consular officers and subjects duriDgthe turmoil attending the upsetting of the Clarence regime, but these are matters tv :>e arranged directly between those coun tries, and in which thd United States has no direct concern. Kulojries of Stevenson Loxi>o\,Dec. 17.— The death of Robert Louis Stevenson, the well known novel ist, announced from Auckland, N. /.., I upon receipt there of advices from I Apia, Samoa, dated Dec. 8, attracts j great attention here. The Enjrlish 1 newspapers devote columns of space t<J ! obituary notices. The Pall Mall Ga- I zette this afternoon says ho was a nota i ble man in English letters. The St. j James Gazette asserts that "his death will be felt like a personal sorrow by 1 tens of thousands ii; Eneland ami Amsr ! ica. His loss is irreparable."