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ROYAL HEIR OF BRITAIN HOPES FRIENDSHIP Will con •^ TINUE. AUTHORS ISSUE AN APPEAL. J i Englishmen utter a protest against THE war feel- ING. »TIE DISHI -PTIOX OF THE RACE. "They Ask Americans to Join Their Efforts for a Peaceful Solution. • I NEW YORK. Dec. 24.— The World i •will tomorrow publish the following cablegram received in reply to its request to the Prince of Wales for an opinion on the Venezuelan situa --Lidringham. Dec. 24. 1595.-Sir "Sandringham, Dec. 24, 1895.— Sir Francis dlys is desired by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York to thank Mr. Pulitzer for his cablegram. They earnestly trust, and cannot but believe, the present crisis ■will be arranged in a manner satis factory to both countries and will be succeeded by the same warm feeling of friendship which has existed be tween them for so many years." Cardinal Gibbons sends the follow ing dispatch from Baltimore: "War between England and Amer ica would be a calamity to the world and Christian civilization. There is mo ground for apprehension of war. I regard the strictures on Mr. Cleve land's message by some American and [English papers as unjust and unwar ranted, since he has always shown "himself a man of peace and conserv ative principles during both adminis trations. Warlike interpretation put on his message is forced. The panic was occasioned by an over-sensitive money market. "The dispute will be honorably set tled, not by the sword, but by the mightier weapon, the pen." AITHORS APPEAL FOR PEACE. "War Without Cause ami the Se <liiel Lasting Dishonor. LONDON, Dec. 24.— An appeal has been issued by British authors, signed with 1.300 names, to their conferees in the United States. The names include those of Sir Walter Besant. John Mor ley, John Buskin. Hall Came, Rider Haggard, Sir Edwin Arnold, George ■Meredith, Prof. W. E. H. Lecky, Mar tin Conway. R. D. Blackmore, Will lam Nilack and Alfred Austin. The appeal says: "At this crisis in the history of the Anglo-Saxon race there are two paths. One leads we know whither, but in the end through war, with all its accom paniments of carnage, unspeakable suffering and hideous desolation, to the inevitable sequel of hatred, bit terness and disruption of our race. It is this path we ask you to join us in an effort to make impossible. Not on the grounds of political equity do we address you; but we are united to you by many ties. We are proud of the United States. There is nothing in our history that has earned us more glory than the conquest of the vast Amer ican continent by the Anglo-Saxon race. When our pride is humbled by a report of something that you do better than ourselves, it. is also up lifted by the consciousness that you are our kith and kin." Aft r dwelling upon the intimate ties of relationship and brotherly senti ment, the appeal continues: "There is no anti-American feeling among Englishmen. It is. impossible that there can be any anti-English feeling among Americans. For two such nations to take up arms wo.ild be civil war, not differing from your calamitous struggle of rhirly years aso, except that the cause were im measurably less humane, less tragic and less inevitable." DISHONOR OF LITERATURE. After referring to the tie that licra- Iture makes the appeal concludes: "If war should occur between Eng land and America, English literature would lie dishonored and disfigured for a century to come. Patriotic songs, histories of victory and defeat, records of humiliation and disgrace, stories of burning wrongs and unavenged in sults—these would be branded deep in the hearts of our peoples. They would so express themselves in poems, novels and plays as to make It impossible for any of us who live through the fratricidal war to take up again the former love and friendship for the united Anglo-Saxon race that owns the great names of Cromwell, Washington, Nelson. Cordon. Grant, Shakespeare and Milton. There is such a future as no other race has had in the history of the worlds, a future that will be built on til.- confederation of sovereign states, living in the strength of the same liberty." POSSIBLE COMMISSIONERS. Ex-Minister Phelps Almost Cer tain to Re One. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. — President Cleveland is devoting a large part of his time to the consideration of the personnel of the Venezuelan boundary commission, to the exclusion of practi cally all other public matters, includ ing that of another bond issue, which latter matter he regards as temporarily at least in the hands of congress. In making his selection of the boundary commission the president, it is said, will be guided by only one considera tion, that the members should be men of international reputation for high character and intellectual attainments. He will use the greatest care in his se lections for the reason that it is ex pected the work of the commission will be largely of an ex-parte nature, and hence the character of the commission must be such as to command for their conclusions the full confidence and re spect of all nations. It is thought that the president is especially anxious that Chief Justice Fuller, of the United States supreme court, should lead the commission, but there are said to be reasons why it would not be expedient for the chief justice to relinquish, even for a short time, his place as presiding officer of the court. The matter, how ever, it is believed, has not yet been definitely settled, and Mr. Fuller still may be called on to form one of the commission. Ex-Minister E. J. Phelps, it Is be lieved, has already been offered a place t: ©3©©©®®C«e*9®©3S>©9©®®©©o •9 - 9 9 When you buy © I Sarsaparilia ! 0 .-' '.-'■ ' : *" '■'. ■ -V- , " : ' ■• . ' q • ask for the best and you'll c b .'.:©' ! Get Ayer's. 1 9 Ask for Ayer's and you'll get • §v. The Best. I 1 577 : 3 en the commission and If he has not accepted ii it is thought he will surely do so. The name of ex-Secretary Whit ney will be suggested, and It is be lieved that the president now has it under consideration. The fact that Mr. .1 stice Harlan, of the United States su pieme court, served on the Bering sea commission has naturally brought for ward his name In connection with the Venezuelan commission, but there are good reasons to believe that his name has been passed over. The name of ex-Senator George F. Edmunds, of Vermont, has been considered, but whether he would accept is by no means a certainty, nor can it be stat ed positively that the president Is ful ly satisfied as to the expediency of his appointment. Many other names have been suggested -and are now under con sideration. Owing to the adjournment of the senate until Friday, and the house until Thursday, no announce ment of the commission Is likely to be made until late In the week at the earliest. - ATLANTIC DEFENSES. Immediate Steps to Strengthen Southern Ports. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.— 1t is now learned that the main purpose of Gen. Miles' visit to the cities of the South Atlantic coast was to ascertain by per son, inspection the actual condition of the coast defenses in that section, and to call the attention of the South ern people to the exposed position they would occupy in the event of hostil ities. He was particularly impressed with the antiquated condition of the defenses at Port Monroe, which are relied upon not only to guard the na tional capital and Baltimore, Norfolk and Richmond from attack by. water, out even more to form an impregnable base of naval operations and as re fuge for our warships in the event that they are forced to retire before an overwhelming hostile naval force. Al though the war department has very little money available it probably will take immediate steps to Improve the defenses there, relying on sufficient ap propriations from the present congress to restore the works to the standing they had at the breaking out of the Civil war. namely, one of the stron est systems of defense ln the world. AS VIEWED BY CARNEGIE. Strong Reasons Why England Should Arbitrate. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.— Following is the full text of Andrew Carnegie's communication cabled to the London Times and published this morning: "Editor of the Times, London— A very great power has declined arbitra tion in a boundary dispute with a very weak power, because part of the ter ritory in dispute has been settled by its citizens, whom it is bound to hon or and protect. The great power might, however, have offered to accept peace ful arbitration for the whole dispute, provided a value was first agreed upon, or that arbitration should fix one on the settled territory, continued posses sion of which was held necessary. Thus would the principal of arbitra tion have been upheld and honor doubly protected: title is protected by honorable purchase, if unexpectedly found defective, and all her citizens securely guarded. There should be little difficulty In securing arbitration in this form through your able am bassador at Washington, aided by the good offices of your kindred nation, whose services In your recent dispute with Nicaragua had so happy an issue. Perhaps a price could be obtained without arbitration, although this is less probable and infinitely less de sirable, since arbitration is the pre cious jewel of our age and should not be discarded. "Those who have seen the Christian substitute for barbarous, war. at least so far as boundary disputes were con cerned, cannot but believe that the people of England would favor arbi tration with weak and helpless Vene zuela, thus rendered compatible in any event with the performance with all her honorable obligations.,, and re duced simply to a question of pay ment to perfect her title if found de fective by impartial arbitrators after careful investigation. This is a mat ter at present resting solely between England and Venezuela, as far as ar bitration is now concerned, but that it would be hailed by the American people as a just mode of settlement and restore unclouded friendship be tween the two great Anglo-Saxon na tions should not ensure ft* lens careful or less favorable consideration. "In this crisis, when the passions of men are so "wildly stirred, it is im politic to refer to the strained rela tions between the two nations that embrace all our race, but It Is all Im portant for the people of both lands to remember that the deplorable Irrita tion now existing has Its whole cause in the refusal of p2aceable arbitration upon a point of honor,, which it is held renders the continued possession of some disputed territory necessary, but which can readily be safeguarded and yet arbitration be made the in strument of peaceful and honorable settlement for all parties concerned. —"Andrew Carnegie." FEARLESS CLEVELAND. Richard H. Dana Admires His At titude. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 24.— Richard H. Dana, of Cambridge, well known as a political economist and finan cier, is of the opinion that there seems to be no sufficient cause for the gen eral alarm which has so Injured busi ness, nor for the criticisms that have followed the president's Venezuelan message. Mr. Dana said among other things: "It has been stated that this message is but a piece of political buncombe, got up for campaign pur poses. If it were such it would show very bad judgment on the part of its author, but apart from that, such an accusation seems peculiarly unjust when applied to President Cleveland, who has twice taken stands, once on the tariff and again in favor of sound money, each requiring great moral courage and political fearlessness." FRANK HOSTILITY. Russians Showing Their Dislike of England. LONDON,, Dec. 24.— A dispatch from Moscow to the Standard says: "The entire Russian press discusses the chances of a conflict between England and America with an ardor approach ing enthusiasm, and in a tone of frank hostility to England." _ mm. THE SAFETY PIN. Interesting Story of Its •Inventor. Walter Hunt. Buffalo Commercial. John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of many, including Mr. Chapin, was the real inventor of the sewing ma chine. "Let me close," he says, "with an anecdote of his talent in the line of invention. He came into my of fice on Nassau street one day look ing quite down-hearted, and to my inquiry, 'What's the matter, Mr. Hunt?' he replied, T owe you $15, don't I, Chapin? Well, I've not a cent in the world, and don't know where to get one.' Upon my assur ance that it did not matter, he said: 'Yes, but I don't know where to get a meal of victuals.' After walking the floor for a few minutes in . a ■syown study he suddenly exclaimed: 'I have it. I'll be in this afternoon and pay you.' He went to his shop, took a piece of brass wire about eight inches long, sharpened one end, turned a coil in the center and a loop on the other end, bent it over and made the admirable shield: d pin now in comfrjon use; took it down to Greene, street, sold the right for. $400 cash, came in before 4 o'clock, paid me my $15,- and said: 'There, Chap in, make out the papers for.-that at. once and • your money is ready for you.' '■' •THE SAINT ■' PAUL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1895. LOST HEAR SHORE. TWO CREWS PERISH IN STORMY WEATHER ON THE IRISH J'^' COAST." LIFEBOAT MEN GO DOWN. NINETEEN BELONGING To' j A STEAMER DROWN IX SIGHT ■•• OF LAND. UNKNOWN SHIP IN DISTRESS. Lite-Saving Crew Lost by Their v lloni fap.siir.iiiK' While At tempting a Rescue. DUBLIN. Dec. 24— The British ship Moresby. Capt. Coomber, was stranded yesterday off' the Ballina Courts lighthouse, near Dungarven, about a mile and a half from the shore. crew, numbering thirty six men, were lashed to her rigging throughout the night, the sea being so heavy as to render it impossible for a lifeboat to" live in it any length of time. This .morning one lifeboat suc ceeded In getting to the Moresby and rescued several of the crew. The others, however, remained lashed to the rigging until the vessel broke up. Nineteen of the crew perished, includ ing the captain, his wife and son and all the officers. The captain, with his son strapped to his back, made a gallant attempt to swim ashore, while the mate swam with a woman tied to big back. A large steamer is ashore tonight in Dundal bay. A lifeboat lias gone to her assistance. , A large three-masted vessel was seen today flying signals of dis tress in Kingstown bay. A lifeboat which went to her assistance was capsized and her crew of sixteen men were drowned. A second lifeboat which started for the rescue was also overturned, but the crew managed to cling to the boat, which was finally righted, and returned to the shore with the greatest difficulty, the bot tom of the boat being stove in. The coxswain states that he did not see any one on board the ship. Whether the first lifeboat took off the crew before capsizing is not known. The name of the vessel is also unknown, but she is believed to be a foreigner. LONDON, Dec. 24.— Heavy gales pre vailed today over the coast of Great Britain, and several wrecks have al ready been reported. A schooner was seen to run ashore in the Tyne, near Shields, where she became a total wreck. It Is believed that all the mem bers of her crew were drowned. MAX LEHAI'DV DEAD. The Frenchman Who Amused His Friends With Roll Fights. ..;"- "■ PARIS, Dec. Max Lebaudy is dead. -.<'.:; Max Lebaudy purchased the Soir last summer. He has gained considerable notoriety as a sportsman. One of the first things he did on coming into his fortune was to consult with an ar chitect for a bull fighting arena, which was built, and here Lebaudy gave mat ■ inees for his sporting friends. Pre vious to his majority he was notorious in Paris as a plunger, but since coming into his fortune he has devoted him self largely to taking part in healthy outdoor sports. Sir Edward Harland. BELFAST, Dec. 24.— Sir Edward Harland. M. P.. head of the famous ship building firm of Harland & Wolff, died today. mt Cheap Canadian Excursions, Cheap holiday excursion tickets will be on sale In Minneapolis and St. Paul via "The North-Western Line" on Dec. 18th to 31st inclusive, good re turning until Jan. 31st, 1896, at one and one-third fare for round trip to points in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. For tickets and further information call on agents. 395 Robert street, corner Sixth. St. Paul; 13 Nicollet House Block, Min neapolis,or Union Depots in both cities. ■^^r**— ■ — — SIGNIFICANT VISIT. Hanker .1. Picrpont Morgan Goes io Washington. - NEW YORK, Dec. 24.— A local pa per says: J. P. Morgan, who with August Belmont organized the government bond syndicate last Feb ruary, went to Washington last night. Bankers who knew of his departure, and who are also aware of the infor mal communications that have been had during the last week between President Cleveland and the prominent bankers in this city are of the opinion that Mr. Morgan went over to Wash ington because he was invited to do so by the president. If this is is so, it would seem to indicate that the pres ident is not particularly hopeful of Immediate action by congress author izing an issue of bonds, and that he has determined, as he did last winter, to finance the treasury on the basis of existing legislation. Chauncey M. Depew said last night: "A bond issue will be authorized with in five days, and I have not any au thority for the statement. I get it from the air. Many good things come RECEIVER FOR A HOTEL. Lessees of the St. .lames Secure a Reduction of Rent. NEW YORK. Dec. 24.— Chancellor McGill, of Jersey City, has appointed Lewis C. Boneger temporary receiver for the St. James hotel, of this city. ] The object of putting the hotel into the hands of a receiver seems to have been to reduce the rent, which was $60,000 a year. That has already been accomplished, to an amount satisfac tory to the Dorval company, which has had control of the hotel since 1891; and there will be practically no change in the conduct of the hotel. The capital stock of the company, which is incor porated under New Jersey laws, is $100,000. —I . Germans Love Beer and Flowers. The Get man is a proverbially thirsty nation. This fact has just been strik ingly illustrated in the farmin out of the various departments of a new the ater to be erected at Berlin. The rent for the refreshment department in the theater is £3,000 per annum, while that for the cloak rooms is £2,000, for tho playbills £3GO and for the ilorist £1,000. It has been ascertained that in a thea ter with 1,400 seats 1,000 glasses of ale pre sold on the average during each performance, but that the sale cf sand wiches and other light refreshments it of no consequence. It is beer first and foremost that "nays the piper,' and after the beer the. flowers. This also is characteristic. -"*/-'" L*>-.v Rates to Duluth. Via St. Paul & Duluth railroad. Tickets on sale Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Good to return to and including Jan. 2, 1.-.St. FOR BABY'S SKIN i Scalp and Hair £P$ USE .; /^CC mW mfrtiioii***: \(%f ©tiGUQ y&L TSOAP^r The most effective skin purifying and beau**-; j tifying soap in the world, as well as purest j and sweetest for toilet, bath, and nursery, , j For distressing facial eruptions, pimples, ■ blackheads, irritations of the scalp, dry, thin, and falling hair, red, rough hands, chafings, and simple rashes and blemishes of childhood, it is absolutely incomparable. Sold throughout the world. British depot : Now-.. Bury, i, King Edward-st., London. Potter Drug* | & CiiKM. Corp., Sole Props., Boston, U. S. A. ,> »-- SAYINT F/t(JL. WANTED AT MOORHEAD. Nels Pierson, Charged With I.nr ceny, Under Arrest. Nels Pierson, residing at 901 Free mont street, was yesterday arrested by Capt. Hanft, of the Margaret street station, and is being held awaiting the arrival of Sheriff Bodkin, of Clay coun ty, where he will be taken today to answer to the charge of grand larceny preferred by Stephen Wold, a citizen of Moorhead. The articles alleged to have been stolen are a buggy pole and set of harness, valued at $25. Pierson was harvesting near Moor head last fall, when the theft is said to have taken place, and at the end of the season drove home to St. Paul, utilizing. It Is alleged, the stolen arti cles as part of his traveling outfit. Where he obtained the horse and bug gy is not known. Last Thursday Capt. Hanft, hearing Pierson was at his home, went to ar rest him. When he arrived his man had "flown," but a search of the stable revealed evidence of his late presence. In the manger were the mutilated re mains of a horse, In fact the animal had been cut into such small pieces as to be scarcely recognizable. In one corner the hoofs were found, and other parts of the animal were also found. Pierson claims that the harness was loaned him a.nd that he bought the horse—a cripple— from some one in this city. Sheriff Bodkin telegraphed last night that he would be in St. Paul after his prisoner today. COL. DAVIDSON IN* CHICAGO. Delivers the Oration at Grant Post Memorial Services. Col. James H. Davidson, who, since going to Chicago, has formed a legal partnership with Robert Rae, under the firm name of Rae & Davidson, de- • livered the oration at the annual memo rial services of U. S. Grant post, G. A. R., which were held in the Fulton. Street M. E. church, last Sunday r.i^iit. The Inter-Ocean of Monday, which contained a full report of the proceed ings, said: "The address of Col. Davidson was eloquent and timely. Not only did it most feelingly express the honor in which the heroes of the war are held, but it showed that the spirit which animated them is still alive and in any; hour of peril of this country brave men will rush forward for its defense. As the ringing words of patriotism tell . from the lips of the speaker the old veterans before him could not repress their approval of the sentiments ut tered, and burst out in applause, not loud nor boisterous, but with an earn estness and determination that re vealed American manhood." :.-.. I ' ' HONEST MARTIN BAUMANN ! .*•' Returns a Check to Which He Thinks He Isn't Entitled. That there is at least one strictly honest man in the state of Minnesota was proven yesterday afternoon by the following letter, which was received by State Auditor Dunn, from Martin Baumann, of Sleepy Eye: .:';■:. v Hon. R. C. Dunn, State Auditor, St. Paul, Minn.— Dear Sir: Martin Bau mann, the payee in attached warrant, desires us to state that after a resur vey of his grove he finds that an er ror of about half an acre was made in the measurement of same. That it is only one and a half acres. He also states that during the dry season last fall and summer a number of the trees died. He feels that under the cir cumstances he would rather not ac cept any bounty and hereby directs you to return the warrant into the state treasury and cancel his claim and order to same. Very truly, «.-"-•'■ —Martin Baumann. Some little time ago a warrant for $4.50 was sent to Baumann from the. auditor's office, in payment of a tree bounty to which he was entitled un der the law. The warrant was inclosed In the letter, as Baumann thinks he was not entitled to the amount from the fact that some of his trees died. CHILDREN KICK FOR THIS, ' And You May Hear Sweet Sounds at Home Tonight. Notwithstanding we need rest, I am willing to keep one eye of the store open this forenoon, in order to accom modate any one who may desire to present his children with an everlast ing Christmas present in the way of ! an everlasting Kimball piano. Draymen will be on hand to deliver pianos at once to any part of the city. A. A. Fisher, General Agent, 140 and j 142 East Sixth street. January Grand Jury. The grand jury for the January j term of court has been drawn and is I composed as follows: John F. Broder- j ick, Sylvester M. Carey, John Horri .tan, Leo Guiterman, Robert A. Kirk, George F. Kuhles, Joseph Lockey, . ! Charles T. Miller, Robert Mannheimer, H. C. McNair, Joseph Minea, M. E. Murray, L. L. May, W. W. Pease, William Rhodes, Phillip Reiily, Andrew Schoch, Birosey W. Smitht, Charles Mlcltaud, Edward I. Metcalf, J. A. Owens, E. W. Peet and Ernest V. Putr nam. ' : • • •' : . : ' : -t • To California on tlte«Mnple i,ciif.)l • Every Tuesday the Chicago Great .Western Railway (Maple Leaf Route) j run a Tourist Sleeper via the Santa Fe Route to Los Angeles— 24 hours shorter than by any other line! Tick ets at Maple Leaf Ticket Office. Rob ert and Fifth streets. j Gig-antic Lizards. One must, stretch his fancy almost to! the breaking point to imagine a lizard] 100 feet in length, but that such si creature formerly existed in various' parts of the United States there is not: fhe least doubt. The remains of such! enormous reptiles have been found inj Colorado, Arizona, Oregon; Montana,' South Dakota, Maryland, Virginia and the two Carolinas. They belonged to a family of extinct reptiles known to the geologists as dinosaurs, and the re mains found in the marl beds of the four last states ment. oned above prove that the western varieties were much the larger. Prof. O. C. Marsh, of Yale college, found dinosaur rom.Cfiis In Colorado from which he restored a skeleton upward of 123 feet in length. The largest found in the. eastern varl beds was less than 50 feet in length. —i Maple Leaf Route, Much the • Quickest. The Chicago Great Western Railway (Maple Leaf Route) makes In fer the . quickest time to and from Kansas City and points between. Elegantly equipped evening train leaves at 7:30 daily. You going? ' WISE OLD GEORGE. WASHINGTON WROTE OF PEACE AIM!) UNITY A CENTURY AGO. illi --• -• . '.'•' l ■ OLD LETTERS TURNING UP. * " • 4 • '- • 1.6 HI) 111 CHAN'S ADVICE AGAINST *■'*- EUROPEAN COMPIiICA TIONS. jiii ■ SOME RESPONSIVE SENTIMENTS. '.b .. ■ '-fr:'"''?!' f ~7'-\~y'i'.: American* Had No Dent re to Be- if clinic broiled In ForeljfU 4df.-*i"v: :.'-■■ **l|ll!l hhlcs. [ '"■ ?•;.,. " . , '— : WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.— 1n the manuscript department of the British museum in London there are stored away hundreds of autograph letters of men famous,' in modern and ancient history. While in London last sum mer O. O. 'Stealy, the Washington cor respondent of the Louisville Courier- Journal, found among these old let ters an. autograph one from George Washington, written from Philadel phia, April 22, 1793, to .Lord Earl of Buchan. A part of the letter re fers to foreign complications and fur nishes an 'interesting chapter at this time. In the letter was the following note, written by the Earl of Buchan on the 18th of January, 1793: • "I' wrote to Mr. Washington on the happy prospects America might entertain, If by any means it could abstain from mingling European pol itics. I laid before him the vanity and folly of opening the indulgence of na tional pride, vanity and resentment; to the slow but certain benefits to be per manently obtained by peace and Inter national prosperity. I ventured also to recommend as great objects to the executive of America peace and union with the red natives and attention to national education. To these senti . ments the president answered in the following letter." . .'.-'•■•' ; The first part of the letter related to private affairs and indicates that Gen. Washington and Lord Buchan. were old and intimate friends. T hen the letter proceeds as follows: ' .-■-- PEACE AND UNITY. "The favorable wishes which your lordship has expressed for the pros perity of the young and rising coun . try cannot but be gratefully received by all its citizens and every lover of — one means to the contribution of which, and its happiness, is very judi ciously portrayed in these words of your letter— 'to be little heard of In the great world of politics.' These words, I can assure your lordship, are expres sive of my sentiments on this head. And I believe It Is the sincere wish of United America to have nothing to . do with the political Intrigues or the squabbles of European nations; but, on the contrary, to exchange commodities and live In peace and unity with all the Inhabitants of the earth, and this I am persuaded they will do if right fully it can be done. To administer justice, to and receive it from every power with whom they are connected will. I hope, be always found a most prominent feature in -the administra tion of this country. . And I flatter my self that nothing short of imperious necessity can occasion a breach with any of them. Under such a system, if we are allowed to pursue it, the agri culture and mechanical arts, the wealth and population of these states will in crease with that degree of rapidity as to baffle all calculations and must sur pass any idea your lordship can hith erto have entertained on the occasion. To evince that our views (whether real ized or not) are expanded, I take the liberty of sending you the plan of a , new city, situated about the -center of the union of these states, which is de signed for the permanent seat of the government— and we are at this mo ment deeply engaged and far advanced in extending the interest and naviga tion of the river (Potomac), on the way it stands and the branches thereof, through a tract of rich country for hundreds of miles as any in the world. ' "Nor Is this a solitary instance of attempts of the kind, although It is the only one which is near completion and in partial use. Several other im portant ones are commenced and little doubt is entertained that in ten years, if left undisturbed, we shall open a communication by water with all the lakes northward and westward of us, with which we have territorial connec tions, and an inland navigation in a few years more from Rhode Island to Georgia. Inclusively, partly by cuts be tween the great bays and sounds and partly between the islands and sand banks from the main from Albemarle sound to the River St. Mary s. To these may also be added the bridges over considerable rivers and the com mencement of turnpike roads as fur ther Indication of the improvements in hand. ::r- _' . . T "With great esteem and respect, I have the honor to be, . "Your lordship's most ob dt and hon orable servant. ■■_ • „ —"George Washington. Mr. Stealy took a ,copy of the letter and It Is not believed that it has ever been printed in this country. POLO GAME TODAY. Summits and Fort Snellings Will Play at the Fort. This afternoon at 3 o'clock will take place the first polo game of the season between the Fort Snellings, composed of the regulars stationed at the Fort, and the Summits, who are undoubted ly the best amateur team In the state. The game will be played on the private rink owned by the Fort Snellings, and which is situated on the parade ground near the officers' quarters. There will be no admission charge, and the Snell ings have Issued a cordial invitation to all friends of the teams who wish to witness the struggle. The personnel of i the teams Is as follows: Summits. Positions. Snellings. Newson ..Right rush ..Sgt. Moorcraft Staus .... Left rush ..Prlv. Larsen Miller C. point ...Prlv. Shrump Gerber ..Right backer. Priv. Peterson Henke Left backer.. Potter Muggley Cover goal.. Priv. Kreft •Kieffer ...G 0a1.... Prlv. Downs .-•Schafer ....Substitute.. Priv. Burnqulst ■J 1 * - 8 -'• ' ■ / I j£ RACING AT COMO. -fixtra Attraction's for Those Look ltd Uk tor Fun. ' ! 7 :m Lake Como will attract a crowd to day. In addition to the excellent fa cilities provided for skating, the fine mirror-like sheet of Ice, there is to be Inaugurated a series of races among the amateur skaters of the city. ,The interesting event scheduled for today is a two-mile race, in which the speed iest amateurs In the city will compete, 'They Include J. Davidson. P. Schillo, B. Lenke. G. Sudhelmer, Albert Jones, (5. Bird and Joe Cox. It Is Intimated 'that the race will lay between Davidson and Jones. The former is well known .among the amateur skaters of the city. He has hitherto maintained a .Hip that could not be equaled. . The 'contest is bound to be productive of as keen an exhibition of speed as has been seen in the city for many a day. ; There will also be a quarter of a mile dash. The races will be called at 3:30 prompt, and T. L. Bird will act as ref eree-. The street car facilities will be ample to meet all demands, a special number of cars being provided for the purpose of lake traffic during the day and evening. Skating was never more popular at i the lake than it has been 1 this season. LOOK OUT FOR ROM Caspar W. Whitney Promises a Sensation. Caspar W. Whitney promises some rort of a sensation as to athletics in the University of Minnerota. At the head of his column of .-^porting matter in the last issue of Harper's' Weekly he prints this in Italics: Just as we are going to press, further facts have "come to our knowledge In regard to the University of Mlnne ■ota. They reveal such a state of af fairs that we feel bound to spare neith er* time nor expense in investigating them fully. This we propose to do for the sake of purity in athletics and in justice to the university itself. The re sult of these Investigations we shall lay before our readers in a later Issue. Some Grand Milliards. The large crowd that witnessed the second game of the Wllmot-Harrison series had the pleasure of seeing one of the grandest exhibitions of balk-line billiards that has been given In St. Paul. The game opened slow by both. At the end of the fourteenth Inning the score was Harrison 103, Wllmot 54. In the next eight innings, with two misses, Harrison ran the game out, making the grand runs of 51, 29 and 91, leaving Wllmot with 81 buttons. Har rison's average was nearly 15, and his doubles 16, 11, 48. 11. 51, 11, 29. 91. Wll mot got In 12 and 12. The- series will be resumed tomorrow evening. ' •-■:"-"- ■■■■:■■'• ;: "-■ - - — -— - — — *- •. "I." '•' New Orleans Races. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. «.—Re sults today: First race, seven and a half furlongs ; — Elano won, Renaud second, King Elm third. Time. 1:38%. . • Second race, one mile and a half— Blasco won, Billy McKenzle second, Red Cap third. Time, 2:40%. Third race, seven and a half fur longs—Haroldine won. Stark second, Vida third. Time, 1:38. Fourth race, seven and a half fur longs — Domingo won, Jake Zimmer man second. Artist third. Time, 1:37. Fifth race, one mile and a sixteenth —Pulitzer won, Adam Johnson second, Willis third. Time. 1:52. — I—i STILLWATER NEWS. The King's Daughter**. Do Mack to Help the Poor. Rufus Goff, who has charge of the Standard Lumber company's business In the woods, returned from Partridge yesterday and sums up the situation as follows: "A very large amount of skidding has been done and some con cerns are busy hauling, in fact, most of them, but snow was never needed worse than it is now. They are haul ing about 4,000 feet to the load, and this is all that can be hauled because the swamps are too soft in spots. If we could get four or five Inches of snow within the next forty-eight hours, you would see an unusual ac tivity in the camps." The King's Daughters did a noble work among the poor and destitute of this city yesterday. A large amount of food, clothing, delicacies and other necessities were donated by the char itable people of the city and members of the King's Daughters were busy yesterday making an equal distribu tion. About thirty families were help ed, and all received a bountiful sup ply. The Christmas exercises at the prison today will consist of an address by Hller Horton, of St. Paul, and musical exercises by the choir. The inmates will be given a short freedom in the cell room and will receive an extra fine dinner. Mr. and Mrs. '-Schuyler Colfax have arrived from South Bend, Ind., to spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. John G. Nelson. An additional stay of twenty days has been granted in the case of Mattie Miller vs. the St. Paul Street Rail way company. The assets of J. P. Fitzgerald, who recently made an assignment, are $3, --391.23, and the liabilities only $932.50. John Turnblad, John Westlund and Elof Johnson, arrested on a charge of shooting Charles Abrahamson during a charivari at Franconta, Chisago coun ty, were released on ball of $500 yester day, the matter having been heard by Court Commissioner Doe. Peter Lean der was discharged from custody. Low Holiday Excursion Rater*. To points in Eastern Canada via "The Milwaukee." Tickets now on sale. For particulars apply at City Ticket Of fice. 365 Robert street, or Union Depot, St. Paul. Canadian Cabinet Changes. OTTAWA, Ont, Dec. 24.— 1t is learn ed authoritatively that Dr. Montague, the present secretary of state, will be given the portfolio of agriculture In a few days. A local paper states that Mr. Pelletier is the new minister from Quebec to take the state department, but it is not believed that his announce men at present rests on anything more than presumption. -:• ?:• DO YOU DOUBT ? 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Horejs Bros.. 463 and 1165 West Seventh street, 15 East Seventh street and 383 West University avenue. BIRDS AND SEEDS. German Bird and Seed Store, 451 Wa basha street. BOOKS, NEW, RARE AND STAND ARD. E. W. Porter Company, 100 East Fourth street BUILDERS' HARDWARE AND GILT EDGE CUTLERY. Schroeder Bros., 902 Payne ay. BOOTS AND SHOES. Elmqulst Shoe Store. 229 E. Seventh st BUTTER AND EGGS. Wisconsin Dairy, 513 St. Peter street. Tel 821. Milton Dairy Company, 772 Wabasha at Tel. 281. CARPET CLEANING. Schroeder & Dickinson. 16 E. 6th st. CLOAKS. Ransom & Horton, 99-101 East Sixth. . COMMISSION* MERCHANTS. Wm. Miller & Co.. 263 West Seventh st. McGuire & Mulrooney, 280 E. Sixth st. R. E. Cobb. 294-298 East Sixth street. C. C. Emerson, 251-255 East Sixth st Geo. Thuet. 24 West Third street. ■'.■'-*: .'■' E. McNamee & Co.. 249 East Sixth st Schierman & Co., 318 Robert street. De Camp & Beyer, 129 East Third st F. L. Parshall, 18 West Third street. H. C. Hemenway & Co., corner Third and Minnesota streets. <« Dore & Red path. 70 East Third street. Knauft Grain and Produce Company, 338 East Seventh street. Tel. 574. CATERER. J. D. Ramaley, 403 St. Peter street. COAL AND "WOOD. Casey & Norris, cor. 7th and Will Is sts. S. Brand, corner Wabasha and Park avenue. Tel. 1033. ' O. G. Wilson, corner Bth and Broadway. Independent Coal Co., 156 East 3d st. CONFECTIONERS. Horejs Bros.. 463 and 1165 West Seventh street, 15 East Seventh street and 383 West University avenue. __^: CLOTHING. A. Peterson & Co.. 231 E. Seventh st. European Clothing Co., 282 E. 7th st. CUT FLOWERS. E. P. Holmes & Co., 336 St. Peter, near Fourth Street. CUT-RATE TICKETS. George W. Frey, 382 Robert street Corbett's. 169 East Third st. Edwards, 173 Third St.. 339 Robert St. COMPOUNDERS OF DR. PAS TEUR'S CATARRH REMEDY. The Stella Drug Co.. 440 Wabasha. DRUG STORES. George J. Mitsch & Co., Coiner Sev enth and St. Peter streets. . DYE WORKS. New York Steam Dye Works, 16 West Sixth street. EMPLOYMENT OFFICE. E. L. Larpenter. 51 West Exchange st. EXPRESS, PIANO MOVING, PACK ING AND STORAGE. J. B. Desforges. 154 E. 6th. Tel. 550. EXPRESS AND STORAGE. Kent's Express and Storage Company, 211 W. Seventh st. Cheapest and best. ELECTRICIANS. John Gorman, 315 Minnesota street. " FOR FUNERALS. Carriages, $2; hearses. $3. Seven Cor ners' Livery, tel. 339. FURS. Ransom & Horton, 99-101 East Sixth. Merrell Ryder, 339 Jackson st. FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERING. J. W. McDonell, 277 West Third street. Schroeder & Dickinson. 16 E. Sixth st. FLOUR AND FEED. H. R. Shelre, 505 Robert, tel. 531. Tlerney & Co., 91 East Third st. Capitol Flour Co.. 21 East Third street FLORISTS. Henry Krlnke, 511 Si. Peter street GROCERS. John Wagener, corner Twelfth and Robert sts., and 486-488 E. 7th st. Jno. A. Blom. 378 East Seventh street GREEN VEGETABLES. M. Lavansky. 31 West Third st. ! Tubbeslng Bros.. 100 East Third street GUNS, SKATES AND SPORTING GOODS. M. F. Kennedy & Bros., Third and Rob ert. HARDWARE, STOVES AXD FIR. BACKS. , P. C. Justus, 312-314 Rice-. Tel. 1,069. ' HARDWARE. J. H. Hayes. 423 West Seventh street. HOTELS. . Grand Central, cor. 7th and Wabasha. HAIRDRESSING AND DRESSMAK ING. Mrs. B. Taylor, 156 East Sixth street ' INSURANCE AND STEAMSHIP AGENTS. **«»• T?1 ode & Co - comer Seventh and St. Peter streets. JEWELERS. Henry Bockstruck 11 E. Seventh st ' I O. H. Arosin. 187 East Seventh ttreet Simon Nelson, 189 East Seventh street I Henry J(ick e, 63 East Seventh street I M. Albrecht, 225 East Seventh street. LOANS ON WATCHES, DIAMONDS, FIRS, ETC. Lytle's Loan Office. 411 Robert. Room L LAUNDRIES. The Elk, 51 West Third; tel. 268. Merrill s, 407-409 Rice st. Telephone 747. MEAT market. R. Spangenberg, Rice and Carroll. j L- Elsenmenger Meat Co., 455 Wabasha. • - * MERCHANT TAILORS. Hagstrum Bros., Arcade Building. 3M St. Peter street. A.. Peterson & Co.. 231 E. Seventh st i?- 8 T Pe ,*? c'e ' 152 West Seventh street W. L. McGrath & Co., 166 E. Third st. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. A, Peterson. 418 East Seventh street. MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN DYNAMOES, MOTORS AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS. Northwestern Electric Co., 412 Sibley st. John Gorman, 315 Minnesota st. NEWS AND STATIONERY. Harry Pomeroy, 46S Wabasha street] Charles L. Neumann, 324 W. Seventh st OLD, NEW AND SCHOOL BOOKS. G. Dunn & Co., 22 West Sixth street. _ PATENT MEDICINE MFGS. P. Q. Medicine Co.. 463 Temperance st. PICTURE FRAMES. Lowe Picture Frame Co.. 591 Wabasha, PLUMBING, STEAM AND HOT WATER HEATING. McQuillan Bros.. 353 Western ay. PLUMBERS AND GASFITTERS. Geo. H. Kees, 473 Broadway. John H. Shea, 128 Eighth street. C. A. Webber, 253 West Third street * PLUMBING, HARDWARE AND HEATING. McDonougn & Bowers, 747-749 Wabasha street. Tel. 572. ; PORTRAIT ARTISTS. N. A. Forseen. 679 Wabasha street. RESTAURANTS. Ed L. Murphy, cor. St. Peter & 10th sts.* ROLLING SHELF LADDERS. ' G. A. Mlibrant & Co., 148 E. Eighth st. STORAGE. The People's Storage Co.. corner Ninth and Wabasha. Tel. 1028. SECOND-HAND HOUSEHOLD GOODS BOUGHT. People's Furniture Co., 165 W. 7th st. SHEET METAL WORKERS, STOVES AND " HARDWARE. Karst & Breher, 183 West Third st. TAXIDERMIST. C. J. Gunston. 269 West Seventh street, TIN AND SHEET IRON JOB WORK. Schroeder Bros.. 902 Payne ay. 1 4 UNDERTAKERS. Thaung & Jacobson, 328 E. Seventh st. Theo Bunker, cor. W. 7th and 6th sts. WILLOW AND RATTAN WORKS. Twin City Willow and Rattan Works. 273 West Seventh street WESTERN LANDS. E. H. Hobe. 204 East Seventh street. WHOLESSALI3 CONFECTIONERS. McFadden-Mullen Co.. 101 E. Fifth st. WHOLESALE GUM MUGS. Standard Gum Company. 461 Temper ance st. WHOLESALE WINES AND LIQUORS B. Simon. a*7-299~East Seventh street. WIND MILLS. Gran Bros., 477 East Seventh street 5