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Anthony Comstock and the Greon
Goods Men.
The White Bear Railroad.
Blizzard Continues to Rage
in the South and
Amounting: to Almost a Block
ade to Traffic in New
Havoc at Atlantic City and
Other Summer Resorts-
Many Wrecks.
New Youk, IK>c. 27.—Officials of the
New York Central A Hudson lliver
. : report that the present storm
is the worst experienced since the great
blizzard. A peculiarity of the existing
blockade is found in the fact that while
east*bound trains in the central part of
the state, at Albany and Buffalo, are
Irom seven to fourteen hours late, there
is no trouble worth speaking of on the
division between Albany and New
York. Rochester and Syracuse have
been the chief storm centers during the
past twenty-four hours, and these cities
are said by local railroad officials to be
headquarters for prevailing troubles.
All passenger trains were moving; at
0 o'clock tonight. Many of the freight
trains had been reported stalled during
the day, but it is emphatically denied
that any of the mail or passenger trains
have been abandoned. The reports re
ceived indicate that in many places
snow has reached a depth of lifteen to
eighteen inches, and the crews sent out
have had a severe struggle with the ele
ments. All out-going passenger trains
leaving New York city today are re
ported from two to four hours late in
the central part of the state. Train No.
2-?, the New York and Boston express,
left Buffalo at 4:30 p. m.. only about
half an hour late, but has been con
stantly losing tune (luting its eastward
progress through the slate. Train No. 18.
due at New York at G p. m., is reported
eight hours late, but it is expected that
some time will be regained between
Albany and New York and chat the
grand central depot will be reached
about 1 o'clock Friday morning. No.
22, the New York and Chicago limited,
seems to have suffered more than any
other through passenger trains. It is
reported from thirteen to fourteen hours
late, and it is not expected to reach
New York before 6 o'clock Friday
morning, 0:30 p. m. Thursday being the
schedule time of arrival.
The first of the throush passenger
trains to arrive, covered with nearly a
foot of snow and tilled with a tired lot
of passengers, was No. 10, the Chicago,
New York and Boston special. No. 10
lost about seven hours between Roches
ter and Albany. The train was due at
10:45 p. in., but the grand central depot
was not readied until 9:15 tonight.
Zero Weather Is Promised the
New Yokk. Dec. 27.—From the Bat
tery to the Bronx New York will show
the marks of the severe storm which
swept over the city today. A heavy
fall of snow was followed by a steady
downpour of rain, which started this
morning and lasted till noon. Then the
§i;!i came out, and snow was turned to
slush. This evening there was an
other change. The sun and the mer
cury in the thermometer seemed to be
running a race as to which should dis
appear first. At sunset the city
VU locked in a frigid grip, and a
sharp wind was blowing. One of the
hardest freezing spells New Yorkers
have been treated to for many years
had begun. At 8 o'clock the tempera
ture legist*red 16. and the thermometer
si owed it still had a downward tend
ency. The wind came from the north
vest at a speed of seventeen miles an
hour in filful, biting blasts that made
pedestrians tjiue and rejoiced the hearts
of skaters.
The wind at Sandy liook tonight,
which had been blowing great guns
during the day, having reached a veloc
ity of fifty-two miles an hour, had by
night subsided to a velocity of thirty
miles an hour.
Gales Are Severe Throughout New
New Yokk, Dec. 27.—News from
Boston is that travel Ls much impeded
by the storm, street car travel being
much delayed. Railroad trains are all
behind time. In South Boston the wind
carried away the roof of the First
Baptist church about 'J o'clock this
morning, and blew down the bi^r ehiat-
Bey of in..- Dawson Safe and Iron works.
bui only slight damage by the gale is
reported in other sections. New Haven
reports the harbor full of storm-bound
craft. Hartford reports traffic badly
delayed. From points throughout New
England there is news of delayed travel
and Impeded traffic, but no serious cas
ualties. In New York state the snow
fall was heavy, and trains are blocked,
country roads impassable and street car
lilies stopped in dims. .No accideuts
art* reported.
Worst Sinor 1888.
Amsterdam, N. V.. Dec. 27.—The
worst snow storm since the famous bliz
zard of 18S8 struck the Mohawk valley
last night. It raged all night and all
today with increasine fury. Snow to
the depth of a loot and a naif has fallen
and has been blown by the wind into
drifts from six to ten feet in height.
All trains on the New York Central and
West Shore are from three to eight
liours iate.
Br.ow I.adly Drifting-.
Ai.ha.nv. N. V., Dec.27.—The snow-
fall here amounts to fourteen inches,
and has drifted so that many thorough
fares are impassal-^. Tiie. trains on
the Central road are four and live hours
late, and those on the Delaware & Hud
»on about two hours.
Blizzard la the Adirondack*.
Saratoga, N. V., Dec. 27.—The Ad
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irondack region is being Btorm-svept by
a blizzard. A foot of snow has fallen
since midnight and is being drifted by
a northern (ale.
Street Cars Abumloneil.
lloknki.lsviixk. N. V.. Dec. 27.—
The biggest snow btortn In lifteen years
came today. It was snowing all day,
ami now the streets ire filled so that
traffic is almost stopped. Tart of the
street cars have been abandoned, and
the Erie railroad has Buffered greatly.
The 8 o'clock train arrived three hours
late this morning with lour engines!
drawing it. Freight cars have jumped
the track in the yard, and switcnin^ is
almost an impossibility. A LJutlalo
train with foui cars was derailed before
leaving the yard limits. The paper
train, due from Rochester early this
morning, had not reached here at 7" p. m.
Auburn Branch Ulouked.
Rochester, N. V., Dec. 27.—Traffic
on the Auburn branch of the Central
railrjad has been practically abandoned,
no trains having been «ibie to get
through between Syracuse and Koches
ler. All freight trains on the Auburn
branch were abandoned. On the mail
line the-New York paper train, duo
here at 2:25 p. m., was reported aban
doned east or Syracuse. A bad freight
wreck was caused on the Central at
Memphis by the train breaking in two
and blockading all four tracks over
three hours.
Thrilling Kjptnlences of the Crew
of tin- Durham.
Philadelphia, Dec. ST.—One of the
most thrilling experiences coincident
with the storm was that of Capt. Foster
and his crew of four men on the tug
Israel W. Durham. Coming from Dela
ware City to Philadelphia, they felt the
fury of the gale in the most open
part of the Delaware river. When
off Thompson's point, a su2oession
of heavy seas battered the sides of the
tug, and shortly afterwards the water
reached the boilers and quenched the
fires. At 2a. in. she began to founder.
Beyond reach of any possible outside
aid. the men strapped life preservers
around their bodies, and at the last
moment leaped into the icy waters.
They managed to keep close to the
sinking craft, however, and eventu
ally clambered on to the top of the
pilot house which was all that re
mained above water. Tliere they were
compelled to remain throughout the
fiercest part of the storm until nearly
dawn. when, more dead than alive,
they were picked up by the tug Confi
dence, which itself had almost suc
cumbed to the elements. The men are
in a serious condition, but hope is en
tertained for their recovery. The tug,
which was valued at $7,000, is a total
Schooners Is'etta and Tunchaboe
Loxo ISLAVD City, L. 1., Dec. 27.—
The northern shore of Long Island felt
the full fury of the storm. The gale
blew across the sound, and several
wrecks and groundings are reported. A
number of isolated places on the island
are cut off from communication alto
gether on account of the wires being
down. The south side did not suffer so
badly. In the interior the snowfall was
not heavy, rain prevailing there today.
A Norwegian bark which was sighted
this morning in distress off Far Kock
away was later in the day taken in tow
b> a tug. she was not badly damaged.
At Eaton's Neck the schooimr isetta,
Capt. Kollins, bound from Bangor, Me.,
to New York, with 300 tons of paving
stone, went ashore early this morning
during the driving snow storm. The
crew of six was taken off by the life
saving crew with great difficulty, ou
account of the hieti sea?. The vessel is
apparently in good condition, and will
be hauiea off as soon as possible.
The freighter Tunchahoe, of Provi
dence, 12. 1., went ashore at Port Wash
ington, east of Sand Point lighthouse,
but the captain aid crew were taken
off in safety. The vessel was badly
strained, but can be pulled off. At
many other points there is considerable
damage reported, but nothing so far of
a serious nature.
Seabright Beach Suffers — Snow
Light in Jersey.
JEBSKT City, Dec. 27.—The storm
was not so severe along the coast as was
expected. It was thought last night
that the gale would be the worst for
years, but during the night the wind
shifted and reduced the danger to al
most a minimum. South of Sandy Hook
the snowfall has been very light, the
light flakes melting as they fell.
At Seabright a great quantity of sand
was washed over the railroad tracks,
and on the lawns fronting uuon the sea.
A number of bulkheads at the various
watering places along the coast were
badly strained, but the damage gener
ally is light.
Below Manasquan the snow was se
vere, as far as Hie wind and sea were
concerned, but there was a lack of
blinding snow, whicli characterized the
storm father north.
Sea Covers the Low Meadows—
Many Yachts Stranded.
Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 27.—The
coast storm is raging here,with no signs
ot abating. A forty-mile gale is blowing
from the southwest, piling up the surf
along the ocean front. The meadows
are liKe a big bay. with no sign of land
for seven milts. The railway tracks are
submerged and the mails are an hour
late. This morning houses on the
meadow side of the city were afloat.
The yachts in the thoroughfare have
broken from their moorings and are
tossing on the broad expanse of water
covered meadow. Even along Baltic
avenue the water is ou a level with the
first floors. Over at Brlzantine much
damage Is being done. This in by far the
woriit storm this year.
Foot of Snow in Missouri.
St. Louis, Dec. 27.—A1l incoming
trains at this point bear evidence of the
storm raging in the Mississippi valley,
those from the south being especially
covered with snow. The trains on the
Iron Mountain looked as though they
had come through a heavy storm, and
tiie Cairo Short Line cars were covered
with snow. Conductors report fourteen
inches of snow has failen around Ar
cadia. Western traiuuien do not report
as heavy a fall. Nearly all trains are
late. At this point tiie weather is not
Dartrcularlv severe, though decidedly
colder, with a slight snow tlurry.
Snowfall in Virginia.
Richmoxt>, Va., Dec. 27.-*-Tho first
snow of the season fell here yesterday,
barely covering the ground. In the val
\ey.i ot Virginia the fall has beeu heav
ier, ranging from two to six inches. In
North Carolina some snow, rain and
sleet travailed, but la Virginia aud
that state no interference with traffic
has been experienced.
Jersey i tea Kit joy Sleighing.
Lambkutvim.k. N. ,1., Dec. 27.—
About seven inches of snow tell last
nißht and this morning and there has
been excellent sleisrhtnir all day. The
Delaware is full of ice and will proba
bly freeze over by morning. The
storm did much damage to telegraph
Second storm Prevails.
Cincinnati, 0., Dee. 27.—Another
snow storm prevails here tonight.
Trains ln.ni the. East were all late tu
day. Tonight the outgoing trains in
every direction anticipated trouble. The
street cars Buffered only a temporary
stoppage last iiuht. but tonight they
fear an irresistible blockade. More ap
prehension is felt over the probability
of a flood when the snow melts than
over all the inconvenience, while the
snow remains. The river is low, having
only ten :eet. but after a heavy snow in
ISS4 it reached seventy-two feet.
Klectric Wires Demoralized.
Camdex, N. J., Dee. 27.—The storm
played havoc in Cauiden,and did damage
to the extent of many thousands of dol»
lars. The whole electric system, in
cluding trolley car, electric lighting and
lelrgrauh and telephone communica
tion, was paralyzed, and it will be many
days before the damage to the wires
can be repaired. No fatalities were re*
ported, although there were many nar
row escapes, and the principal damage
to real estate was the unrooting of seven
two-story brick houses on Birch street.
Stroet Traffic Blocked.
Williamspout, Pa., Dec. 27. —The
snow storui lasted over eighteen hours,
and sixteen inches of snow fell during
that time. The street cars are not run
ning, and railroad trains are several
hours late.
Snow And Sleet.
Baltimore, Dec. 27.—The fierce snow
and sleet storm which ret in at 3 o'clock
yesterday throughout the state and
rated furiously until 9 o'clock, contin
ued in a milder form during the night.
At noon the sun broke through, but the
skies still look ominous. No serious
blockade 'ior interruption to traffic
have bet ported.
Fnnnd Dead in the Snow.
Maiitin's Funny, 0., Dec. 27.—John
Moorland was found frozen this morn
ing at Glelm's run, near his home. He
was an old soldier and worked in the
Bison Glass Factory. He had started to
walk borne from here last night and was
caught in the storm.
Lively Gale In Ontario.
Tobohto, Ont., Dec. 27.—A blizzard
struck this city early this morning, de
moralizing street railway traffic of
three hours. The velocity of the wind
decreased towards noon, but snow Is
still falling. Keports from towns in the
east part of the province indicate heavy
snow storms, with the mercury hovering
around the bulb.
Storm Kages in Quebec
Moxtukal, Que., Dec. 27.—Ail
through the province of Quebec a severe
snow storm raged all last night. No
accidents are reported and railway traf
fic has not been interfered with.
The Mercury Got Many Degrees
Below Zero.
Specials to the Globe.
Stii,lwater, Minn., Dec. 27. —The
mercury went down at a terrific pace
last night, and at 7:30 this morning it
was 20 dee. below zero, and, to add to
the discomfort of those obliged to be
out, a sharp, cold wind blew from the
north. But for the lack of snow, it
would be excellent weather for logging.
Mankato, Minn., Dee. 27.—The ther
mometer registered 14 deg. below zero
this morning. Zwro has not been reached
before this winter.
Cartha«e, S. D., Dec. 27.—The nice
weather took a sudden cold last night,
and this morning the thermometer reg
istered 24 deg. below nit
Ai-den, Minn.,Dec. 27.—The mercury
reached 18 deg. below at 9 a. in. Lignt
fall of snow last evening.
Ai»A, Minn., Dec. 27.—Enough snow
has fallen here to make good sleighing.
Uili.sboro, N. D., Dec. 27.—Rezis
tered thermometers went to 25 below
this morning. Jt Is getting warmer.
Gary, S. D., Dec. '27.-It is 26 below;
clear and calm, and there is very little
Port Arthur, Out., Dec. 27.—1t was
26 below at 8 this morning.but had been
to 30 in the night.
Virginia, Minn., Dec. 27.—0n the
Mesaba range the thermometers showed
from 25 to 32 below this morning. It had
not been below 12 at any previous time
this winter.
Tower, Minn., Dec. 27.—The mer
cury got down to 32 here and 85 at Ely
last night.
Hancock, Minn., Dec. 27.—1t was 32
deg below zero this luornine, the cold
est that it has been this winter. There
has been no snow to speak of since the
7th of October, when there was about
six inches.
Latest Freeze-Up for the Missouri
on Jlecord.
Yankton, S. D., Dec. 27.—The Mis
souri river is practically closed at this
point for the winter by ice. Very cold
weather for the past two days has made
ice about two inches thick and of suf
ficient strength to sustain foot passen
gers. This is the latest date recorded
for the closing of the river. In other
years the freeze-up has come very much
earlier, and the river has geuerally re
mained closed mail late in February or
early in March. The present stage of
the water is low.
Below Zero in lowa.
Sioux City, Io m Dec. 27. — The
weather ha* been intensely cold here
the last twenty-tour hours, the mercury
dropping from 50 above to 12 below.
There has been no snow. Reports from
South Dakota show a range of 10 to 20
below, but uo snowfalls.
Far West as Nevada.
Carson, Ner., Dec. 27.—Two inches
ot snow feil here today, when the ther
mometer registered 15 deg. above zero
and with a barometric pressure of 35.5
inches. United .States Siffrfal Service
Officer Carpenter pronounced the snow
a ph<Mi"'"iinon under these atmospheric
Snow Fills the Mines.
Pottsville, Pa.. Dec. -The
storm In Scliuylkill county has been
one of the heaviest known In the re
gion. About eight Inches of snow fell,
and all local railway traffic was tied up.
Over twenty-five of the Reading Coal
arid Iron company's collieries were un
able to work owing to the drifted snow.
He Took a Snap-Shot at the
Situation and Saw
Headquarters in Blast at Two
Hotels and Candidates
Has a Boom Sprouting 1 That
May Become a Giant
Frightened at the true condition of
affairs, and being informed that Hon.
Solomon G. Comstock had opened head
quarters at the Windsor. Senator Wash
burn, with a number of his trtends at
his back, came over to St. Paul yester
day to see how things looked to the
naked eye, or, in the language of the
Minneapolis Times, to see an "instan
taneous photograph of the opposition to
Washburn." He found it plainly visi
ble when he reached the Windsor.
There was Mr. Comstock, for one,
located in the finest suite of rooms
in the hotel, Parlors B and C,
with sleeping and other rooms
adjacent. He had also, doubtless, heard
that several other formidable candi
dates are coming out, not the least of
whom is Congressman McCleary. Ho
probably realized that there is, already,
a very stiff opposition to him, with the
election still a month off. In his train
were Marcus Johnson, his collector of
internal revenue; Col. Edwards his col
lector of customs, and Frank Grygla,
who held a government position as a
reward to the Polish part of the sena
tor's constituents. There was also ex-
Postmaster Hale, who was given the
Minneapolis postoffice because he had
been a Washburn business associate.
There were also other beneficiaries and
some others, who expect positions, with
An interview was sought by him with
Mr. Cjinstock, which turned out to be
very pleasant, as far as Mr. Comstock
was concerned, but must have been
anything but that to the senator. Mr.
Washburn then
Held a Conference
with the men he has befriended by giv
ing tiiem offices. This consultation
was held in his headquarters at the
Windsor. Shortly after that Col. John
son, Col. Edwards, Maj.llale and Frank
Grygla took B. B. Liingdon, of Minne
apolis, in charge, and installed him in
Rooms 15 and 16 at the Merchants'
hotel, where the annex of the headquar
ters for Washburn has been estab
lished, to do some more photographing
of the opposition.
Neither Mr. Washburn ncr any or
his colonels or majors would say any
thing about the situation to the report
ers; but a prominent Democrat, who is
said to be attached to the Washburn
camp was heard to say that the col
onel's claim that Sabin will not be ably
to raise any money to back up a candi
date against the Minneapolis miller.
They evidently rely on controlling all
the funds that will be put into the cam
paign. It is hinted that the Canadian
Pacific road is willing to put up some
money to retain the services of its
agent in the senate, and that it is rely
ing on the methods of six years ago to
again turn the tide in favor of the mo
nopoly senator.
Conigtock's .flail.
Mr. Comstock has an elegant suite of
rooms at the Windsor, and he was a
busy man yesterday. He received a
large number of letters, and, during the
day, seemed very cheerful over tne
situation. His interview with Mr.
Washburn, he said, was very pleasant,
and no harsh things were said en either
side. Mr. Washburn had not asked him
for a reason in cominir out, and had not
disparaged his candidacy.
"Asked if lie was under the leading
strings of any one else, as some papers
tried to make it appear, Mr. Comstock
gave a negative reply with an earnest
emphasis: "lam in the race with the
same right that every man has, and,
looking over the field, am led to believe
I have a good chance to win. I have
received many assurances of support
from unexpected sources, and they are
still coming. lam not tied up to Nel
son, to Sabin or to any other man who
is or has a candidate. Those who know
me will not believe that i am under the
leading strings of any man."
"What about your being under obli
gation to Washburn?"
"There Is nothing in that. I received
a letter from the senator, some time
since, askiug my support. 1 replied
that 1 thought he had been a good sena
tor, and while there was an appearance
that he would be returned, soon after
the election, yet there
Mlsht Be Contingencies
arise that would bring me into the con
test. Those conditions have occurred.
1 have been open and frank in the mat
ter, and am in the Geld with an holiest
Mr. Comstocfc also stated that he does
not claim all of the Seventh congres
sional district, as stated in the Journal,
lie thinks he has the most of the votes
there and in other parts of the north.
He has also assurances of support from
other parts of the state where he had
little itason to expect them. Ho also
stated that he hoped the contest will be
conducted with good nature and fairly.
Hon. E. P. Comstock. of Minneapolis,
a brother of the coming senator, and
A. A. White, his business partner,-were
with him. They expressed satisfaction
at the outlook.
There arc quite a number of politi
cians in the clty.arnajpj? them b«ln§ sev
eral members of tie legislature. They
all seemed to bo Impressed with the
Idea that the contest for senator is" on in
full force, and will dally grow hotter. '-.
Mr. Sabin Is expected in the city to
day, and a sensation is promised. His
candidate has not been uruAftJuL hux
his well known ability as a manager of
political campaigns is a fact that makes
the other candidates reel uneasy. It is
hinted that (JoiiKiensman
RlcCleary Will Be In
the contest before long. If that dream
is realized he will cut a biif swath. He
is a man who will not need a campaign
fund to back him. llu is a man of
marked ability and has an enviable rep
utation ail overthe state. There is no
denying the fact that a great many peo
ple are discussing his availability hi a
favorable way.
Hon. John Lind Is known to have a
following, and it Is thought possible
that Henry Feig is grooming him for
the race.
Congressman Tawney Is also men
tioned as a possible datk horse. If he
had any money to pay ordinary expensee
he would be a formidable contestant.
Kliuicj a cut His Boom.
O. D. Kinney, of Duluth.is in ihe city,
but he will not bo a candidate for the
senate, notwithstanding the fact that
the Dulutn Herald is booming him. Mr.
Kinney has other fish to fry. He
learned the game of politics in the Key
stoni state. He has aiso learned how
to be a successful lobbyist. He is the
agent of the Rockefeller interests, and
wants the royalty on iron ore reduced.
That would be more profitable to hi in
than to waste time and money on the
senatorial race. He assumed a mysteri
ous air when an interview was a?ked last
evening and declined to talk on the
senatorship. Mr. Kinney is a shrewd
politician, and any matter entrusted to
his management is in good hands.
Chaska Want* It.
Mnyor Greiner and George A. Dv
Toit, of Chaska, were in the city yester
day, and were talking about the pros
pect of the legislature making provision
for a fourth state insane asylum. They
want it located at Chaska and will make
a fight for it They think the fact that
Chaska is within an hour's ride of the
Twin Cities makes that place available.
The fa?t that there is plenty of cheap
building material there is an advantage
claimed by them. Senator lltis and
Representative Hoeffkln mil work hard
for the location. They will pledge the
donation of a large tract of land for a
site, convenient to the railroads. The
Chaska people have held a town meet
ing aud decided to offer a site and pre
sent the advantages of their brick man
ufactories and other features before the
legislature when the erection of another
asyluu shall be discussed.
Ouiutli Not Tied Up.
Representatives .1. M. Smith and W.
A. Caut, of Ouluth, are at the YVmdsor,
aijd will remain for a couple of days.
They are pleasant gentlemen, and w'lll
stand in the front rank of the leaders
of the house. Their object in coming
down was tofeei the pulse in the politi
cal center so as to be better qualified to
enter upon the discharge of their duties
when the legislature meets. They deny
the claim of the Washburn organ lit
their city to the effect that they were
expected by the people to support that
gentleman. They feel free at present,
and say that the matter of supporting
Washburn was not mentioned in the
convention. No pledges have been
made by them yet, and they will remain
tree for some time longer.
Kobert C. Dunn came up from Prince
ton yesterday, together with Elias
Keith and W. 8. Rushford. of the sam?
city. They are at the Merchants'. Mr.
Dunn said that he is taking no part in
the senatorial contest, but in his judg
ment it will be either Washburu or
He Is Sawing Wood.
Hon. C. B. Bucktnan, of Little Falls,
was sitting in the group when Mr.
Dunn declared his view on the sena
torial contest, and was appealed to for
a confirmation of the opinion. Mr.
Buckmun declared that he is out of
politics and is giving his attention to
logging. He purchased some horses
yesterday to be used in the woods. Mr.
Buckinan was manager of the Sabin
campaign six years ago, but now is
classed as belonging to the Washburn
What Others Say.
Senator E. S. Young, of Swift county,
was in the city yesterday. He is one of
the few outspoken Washburn men. and
was consulting with the Heunepiu
county contingent.
Farmer Gibbs Is still at the Mer
chants', and, while lie is not talking on
the speakership to reporters, he is still
hustling among the delegates. He is
keeping an «ye on Congressman Ale-
Cleury, and if the Mankato meeting re
suits in bringing the "student politi
cian" into the senatorial race, will be
ready to express his views on the
Hon. S. T. Littleton, of Kasson, Is at
the Merchants'. He, some time since,
withdrew from the speakerehip race,
and still believes that Mr. Gibus will
be chosen. Mr. Littleton believes the
action of the Sixth district and Henne
pi» county on the speakership will
cut considerable tigure in helping to de
feat Washburn.
Hon. llalver Stenerson, of Crookston,
is at the Merchants'. He coincides
with the view that it Is a free-for-all
race for the senatorship, and can give
no reason why Mr. Comstock or Mr.
McCleary should not enter the race.
Hon. Frank M. Eddy, the Seventh
district congressman-elect, is at the
Senator-elect Edward J. Jones, of
Morris, dropped into the city again yes
terday and put up at the Windsor. He
will remain a day or two to catch up
with the procession.
Hon. Henry Currier, the chosen sena
tor from the Thirteenth district, and
who lives at Morris, is in the city. He
declared that Washburn will have to
get a hustler if he expects to be elected.
Col. A. K. Kiefer arrived home from
Washington yesterday, and was at the
Washburn headquarters. He is ready
to take his coat off and work for the re
eleetion of his friend. The colonel is
affable and pleasant, and is catching on
to the news rapidly.
The Washington county delegation
held a meeting at the Merchants' yes
terday, but mapped out no position on
ihe speakeisliip.
jjf. 11. lugersoll, of Brainerd, is in the
city workiug up hte chances for enroll
ing clerk of the house.
Messrs. Zier, Wright and Downs, of
the Heuncphi county delegation, were
attached to the Washburn headquarters
in the Windsor yesterday.
Colombia Was Not Disabled.
Astohia. Or., Dec. 27.—The passen
ger steamer Columbia, which was re
ported disabled off Point Keys, near
San Francisco, on Christmas night, ar
rived here today. Her commander re
ports that he was delayed several hours
by the breaking of an eccentric.
Whistles blown to attract the attention
of a freight steamer of the same line
were mistaken for signals of distress.
fit. Paulftcs in Washington.
Special to the Olobc.
Washington-, Dec. 27.—Mrs. C. D.
O'Brien and C. 1). O'Brien Jr. are at the
Shoreham. William K. Todd and wife
and J. U. Dean, St. Paul, aro at the
'. Gold Tor Kxp.trt.
Sew Yor.K, Dec. 27.-Three hundred
thousand dollars in gold was withdrawn
from the treasury today, presumably
tax exwort on Salurdmr.
Talk of Giving Cuba the Right
to Arrange Her Own
The Idea Comes Too Late,
However, to Prevent Seri
ous Complications.
Discrimination Will Go Into
Effect if Concessions Are
Not Soon Made.
Washixgtox, Dec. 27.—The govern
ment of Spain, In an earnest desire to
avert the threatened tariff warfare be
tween Cuba and the United States, has
under serious and favorable considera
tion the cession to Cuba of the privilege
of arranging her own revenue budget,
including tariffs with the United States.
This Cuban budget is to be subject to
the approval of Spain. The negotia
tions now progressing at Madrid are
partly on these lines, but the state de
partment authorities are proceeding,
nevertheless, with their retaliatory
plans, as they do not beiieve Spain's
concessions.to Cuba can be carried out
and made beneficial to us for some
months to come. The significance of
the matter in its commercial and politi
cal aspects is fully realized.
It is said that Spain will be careful
not te relinquish her sovereignty over
the island, nor to permit this to become
the first step toward Cuban inde
pendence. For that reason the con
templated privilege will not include
full "home rule." There will be no
Cuban parliament with independent
authority to make laws, similar to the
colonization system under Great Brit
ain. On the contrary, it la her pur
po-e to
Give Cuba Advisory Powers.
Her local officials would take up the
economic necessities of the island, esti
mate the needed revenue from tariff
duties, and advise the Spanish govern
ment of duties that should be levied,
and of other measures which ought to
be done in order to secure the best re
sults for the island. While Spain would
thus retain complete sovereignty over
Cuba, both commercial and political, it
is suggested that the home government
would, as a rule, approve Cuba's reve
nue budget with the United States. In
the present tension between Spain and
the United States the Cubans are
solicitous of retaining their American
market for sugar, and it is urged for
this reason the local officials undoubt
edly would advise a lowering of tariff
duties aerainst the United States, and it
is believed Spain's approval would fol
low almost certainly, her approval in
reality being largely a formality de
signed to show her pumose of retaining
sovereignty over the island.
While it is recognized, in official cir
cles here that this change doubtless
would be beneficial to the United
States, it is feared that such extensive
changes in the relations between Spain
ana Cuba cannot be made within a rea
sonable time, and that before the
United States can thus secure a reduc
tion of tariffs our trade with Cuba and
Porto Rico will be irreparably injured.
The great importing houses of the At
lantic cities are clamoring at the doors
of the state department, and threaten
to appeal to congress for some speedy
action to protect their business. They
represent that at present the United
States is losing a trade of 700,000 bar
rels of flour p?r annum, all our com
merce in machinery, formerly pur
chased by the Cubans exclusively in
the United States, all of the hardware
and a large proportion of the potato
trade, a very important part of our ex
ports to the West Indies. The total re
duction in our exports to Cuba for the
year since the lapse of the reciprocity
agreement will amount to not less than
80 per cent. A detailed statement of
Exports to Cuba
during tlie months of September, Octo
ber and November last year, as com
pared witli the same months in this
yt-ar, makes the shrinkage very plain.
Taking the month of October in each
year, the exports of flour shrunk from
i 5,737 barrels to 4,631; of corn from 2,360
bushels to 1.072; of lard from 3,031,219
pounds to 799,421; of hams from 477,281
pounds to 344,232; of bacon from 540,
--720 to 269,462 pounds.
The tables prepared by the exporters
showing the extent of the discrimina
tion against the United States products
under the minimum tariff rtcentiy iiu
oosed by Spain have satisfied the state
department that there ia no opportunity
foe American products unless the tar
iffs arc abated. Some of the changes
are stated as follows:
The first figure being the tariff im
posed upon United Slate> products and
the second those placed upon a similar
article imported from any other foreign
country into Cuba and Porto Rico:
Ales and porter in bottles. 8 cents
per liter, 7%c; bacon. $10 per 100 kilos,
$!); beans, $3.25; per 100 kilos, §3: bran,
IW cents per 100 kilos, 80 cents; oats,
13.95; per 100 kilos, 53.15; brandies and
liquors in wood, $1 per liet, ft); ehcw»
ing tobacco $11; per 100, kilos $19.50;
coal 0i1.51.20 per 100 kilos,*l.lo; codfish,
$2 per 100 kilos, *1.SO; cheese, 25 cents
per kilo, 20 cents; corn, $3.U5 per 100
kHos, $3.15; Hour, $4.75 per 100 kilos, $4;
hay, !>0 cents per 100 kilos, 80 cents;
Jerked beef, $4.40 per 100 kilos, $3.G0;
hams, $7.50 per 100 kilos, $ti.sO; lumber,
$1.25 per 100 kilos, $1; staves, $3.30 per
meter, $2.30; lard, $10 per 100 kilos, $<J;
onions, $I.SO per 100 kilos. $1.50; pota
toes, $1.80 per 100 kilos, $1.50; rice. $3
per 100 kilos, $2.75; Avrappiug paper,
$3.50 per 100 kilos, S3 20.
AH the arguments of the Spanish gov
ernment in extenuation of its action in
thus increasing the duties have been
based on the contention that it was an
Inevitable Consequence . '
of the repeal of the reciprocity agree
ment by our tariff act, ami that the ef
fect of this was to exclude the United
States from the benefits of the minimum
tariff, no matter what the disposition of
the Spanish government may have
been; In fact, that it was the- result of
our own act. But at the department of
stato it is held that the reciprocity
agreement had nothing to do with the
case. Seven years before the signature
of that agreement Una .United States
suspended the discriminating lias; du
ties upon Spanish commerce on condi
tion that the Spanish government do
i»ia«iarum commerce, uud while our
irovernment was perfectly willing to
accept a renewal of Hie relations that
existed before the consummation of the
reciprocity agreement under the Mc-
Kinley act, and It was entirely unwill
ing to recur to the state of atfairs that
prevailed seven years before that time,
or, at least, if Soaiii insisted upon doing
so. then the United btates would be
obliged to restore the equilibrium by
imposing the discriminating flax duties.
Indeed, it is held that the president lias
no discretion under the law, but must
reimpose these duties as soon as he is
satisfied that the Spanish government
Is discriminating against our commerce.
Germans Make a Concession to
American Kxnort?.
Washington, Dec. 27.— Information
has reached the department of agricul
ture through the department of state
in a dispatch dated Dec. 3 from Ambas
sador Kunyon at Berlin that the local
authorities of Heilbronn, Wurtembenr,
Germany, have removed the prohibition
placed on the sale of American canned
Tlie original understanding of the
authorities here,when the German gov
ernment issued the proclamation pro
hibiting the importation of American
meats into Germany, was that it applied
to cattle and fresh meats, but the pack
ing house proprietors were of the opin
ion that it applied also to canned
It is now understood that the prohibi
tion of the sale of canned meats by the
authorities of Heilbroun was not in
cluded by the German government at
the time the general prohibitory order
was issued.consquently its sauction was
not required in me removal of tiie order,
and that the authorities of each prov
ince impossed the canned meat prohi
bition and have full liberty to repeal it.
Her Minister Charged to Protest
Against Sugar Duties.
Washington, Dec. 27.—The state de
partment is not yet at the end of its
troubles growing out of the repeal of
tne reciprocity agreements ojade under
the terms of the McKiuley act, and
more retaliation is looked for. Spain
h s already imposed upon us the maxi
mum discriminating tariff, and Ger
many has prohibited our beef and
other great staples entry into the em
pire. Fronce is by no means disposed
to accept the situation her sugar trade
is placed in by the suffer duty, and now
there arc strong intimations that the
new Austrian minister, who has not yet
even presented his credentials to Ihe
president, is charged to beitiu an attack
upon this same sugar duty almost im
mediately, and if concessions cannot be
secured it is expected that Austria-
Hungary probably will follow the ex
ample vi Germany iv retaliating upon
the United States.
Willing to Allow Votes to Ba Cast
for iiiin.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 27.— The Second
district members of the legislature have
at last forced Congressman McCleary to
allow them to give him their votes for
"1 have told my friends," he said thia
evening, "that if they want to vote for
me 1 shall be proud of their votes, and
In case of my election, I shall do nil in
my power to represent them fairly nnd
honestly. 1 feel kindly towards ail the
gentle men who are mentioned as can
didates, and shall make no war on any
one." '
Ever since the Mankato man came
back to Washington he has received
telegrams from all over the Second and
Seventh districts asking him to allow
the use of his name. As long as Sen
ator Washburn seemed to h3ve no op
position, MeCleary refused toevenallow
the use of his name, but the announce
ment of Cotnstock placed the matter in
a different litrht. With few exceptions
the members of the lower house from
the Second district will be for the Man
kato man, it is understood.
All Who Get $4,000 Per Year Mast
Pay Income Tax.
Washington, Dec. 27.—Secretary
Carlisle today issued the following cir
cular to postmasters aud disbursing
The regulations relative to income
tax approved Dec. 13, 1594, provide
that all salaries or compensations paid
to officers or persons in tlie employ of
the government of the United States in
and for the calendar year 1891 shall be
Included in the annual returns to col
lectors on form :505 or such officers and
persons in statements of gains, profit*
and income subject to Income tax tor
that year.
As the income tax on such salaries or
coniDeusiiUon will, under the provision
above quoted, be paid directly to col
lectors by the persons receiving the
same, you will, therefore, not deduct
and withhold the aforesaid tax or any
part thereof, from the salaries or com
pensation of any such officer or em
ploye in and for the year ISM.
You win Inform all such officers and
employes to whom you may make any
payment for services rendered in the
year 18'J4 of the method prescribed for
the return and payment of the tax on
all taxable salaries and compensations
paid by the government in and for said
Greek Letter Societies Banquet.
Washington. Dec. 27.—Much of the
time of today's session of the Alpha
Tau Omega society was consumed In
reading reports from the various chap
ters. The animal oration to the society
was delivered by Frank Young, of New
York. Tlio biennial poem was read by
J. C. Smith, of Michigan. Tonight a
reception was tendered the visiting del
egates at the Ebbitt house by the local
chapter. The revision of the constitu
tion was tho principal matter that en
gaged the attention or the Sterna Alpha
Epsilon society today. Tonight the del
ouates attended a concert by the Cor
nell Glee club, and later sat down to tho
annual banquet at the Ebbitt house.
Ericsson's Luck Continues.
Washington, Dec. 27.—The prepara
tion of the torpedo boat Ericsson for
another trial trip has been again de
layed by an accident. The castings for
tlio new cylinders, to replace those
destroyed in the last trial trip have
turned out to b« defective, and another
sot will have to bo made, involving sev~
eral weeks' doiay.
Wtoji.ita Has a Xevv Bank.
Washington', Dec. 27.—The comp
troller of the currency approved tlu
application to organize the Exchange
National bauk of \\iehita, Kan.
Cash in Troasur}.
Wasuixotox, Dec. 27.—The cash
balance in tho treasury at the close of
business today was 1153,461,895; gold
reserve,- $59»070,012.
Sensational Conspiracy Case at
WhiLe Bear.
Another Session to Ec tha
Last of the Lexow
Some Lively Sensations Are
Expected Before the
Was the Allegation Whicb
Formed the Feature of
New Yokk, Dec. 27.—The feature of
the Lexow committee's investigation
today was the introduction of evidence
to show that Anthony Comstock, agent
for the Society lor the Prevention of
Vice, had taken a bribe of ?1,000 from a
green goods man to procure the dis
missal of an indictment against him.
Inspector Williams' ordeal on the wit
ness stand was also continued, and the
existence of panel houses and a large
number of houses of ill fame in his d's«
triot while he was captain was shown.
He said he fouud the houses of ill fame
there when he came to the district, and
left them unmolested "because they
were fashionab!?."
Mr. Goff also introduced the inspector
to the knowledge that Japanese law
would not have allowed him to c ,vn real
estate in Hakodate at the time he
claimed in his testimony yesterday that
he ownt-d property there.
It is understood that the committee
will not sit after tomorrow, so that a
great deal of work will have to be
crowded into the day, and a night ses
sion may be held. Supt. Byrnes, lv«
spectors AJcLaughlin and McAvoy »nd
several captains have yet to ba exam
ined, so that tomorrow's session may be
one of the most important of this com
He Says the Charges Are Rank
and Infamous Perjury.
Summit, N. J.. Dec. 27.—Anthony
Coiastock said tonight: "If StreeD
made any such statement before the
Lexow committee It is ran* and infam
ous perjury. Streep was first arrested
by the police for carrying on this busi
ness, but their evidence was insufficient
to sustain an indictment, so 1 was sent
for, and through my evidence he was
held in ?300 bait in the court ot general
"lie forfeited the bail by going to Eu
rope. While ho was a "fugitive from
justice the case was dismissed. After a
time he returned to this country. lie
told me Edward Bechtold was the man
who was principal in the green goods
circular distribution affair. He made
an affidavit accusing Bechtold. and told
so much about him that I was satisfied
that Streepe was goiug toplav me false-
After several weeks, however, Becblold
was arrested by me.
"At the tune of Bechtold's examina
tion. Streep went on the stand, and
swore positively i;e did not koow the
man. He calmly contradicted every
thing he had said when he was making
oath before me. Therefore, that what
he swore in open court was perjury. I
demanded that the case be dismissed.
Subsequently I caused Streep to be
arrested on the old charge.
"Streep was subsequently convicted
and sentenced to eighteen months im
prisonment. I learned that Bechtold
had called on Streep the night previous
to his own examination and had offered
Streep a sum of money not to testify
against him. That is all about the
Streep nnd Bechtold cases. Streep
never, directly or indirectly, gave
me value, not one cent, not" even a
postage stamp, aud never in all
of his trials, even as a witness, was It
iutimated that he gave me a penny. By
the way, in speaking of Golf, I'd like to
know what the little secret was when
he was an assistant district attorney
that Olin D. Gray was not prosecuted.
i found in this man Gray's possession 3
million and n half dollars' worth of
Louisiana lottery tickets, and notwith
standing such strong evidence brought
to Mr. Goft's attention this man
was not prosecuted. Mr. Goff may
perhaps, tell us why? On the whole It
is the most infamous plot to traduce my
character 1 have known. 1 will appear
before the Lexow committee tomorrow
and demand to be heard. I will be
heard. It is my right; It cannot be de
nied. It cannot be; it must not be."
Mr. Comsiock was very much agitatod
during the interview, and at times ex
pressed great indignation.
GofT \Mll Get Onr.
Xf.w Toss, Dec. 27.—"U is my pres
ent purpose and intention to end my
connection as cross-examiner before
the Lexow committee on Friday ntcht."
This is the first authoritative statement
which Mr. (Jorf has made concerning
the hearings of the l.exo-.v committee
before adjournment. Ho made it last
night, and it will undoubtedly be ad«
hered to unless some extraordinary
matter now unforeseen shall Inlerleift.
Htophcnson Sreks a Stnv.
Bkooki.yn, Dec. 27.—An application
was made to Justice CJaynor In the su<
preme court today for a stay for Captain
of I'olice Stephcnson. of New York,
who was sentenced by Justice Ingraham
yesterday. Justice Gaynor said he
would allow the affidavits in the case to
bo tiled, and would set a day for the
hearing of the motion.
Pacific Honds CMleil In.
Washington, Dec. 27. — Secretary
Carlisle today issued a call for the
United States 0 per eont bonds, issued
to the Central PacificKaiirnad company,
due Jan. 10, 1895. commonly known as
"currency sixes." The bonds will be
redeemed only at the treasury depart*
moist. The amount of the bonds to be
redeemed 1a*2,362.<X)0 ami the interest
amounting to 961,564,000. It Has not yet
been decided whether Iht) money will
be paid from the Central Pacific siuk«
in; 1, fund.
Decidedly Colii in Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 27.—
city is "experiencing the coldest weather
of the winter. The thermometer regis
tered 15 (ftp. above zero at noon today,
and fell to 10 tonight A light snowiali.
which began tonight, extends all over
Korth Alabama. It is netting <mki»». , s

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