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SATURDAY, FEB. 20. " . . •
"Weather for Today-
.- • Cloudy, With Snow.
Senate Recognizes Cubans.
Whitney Not a CamliUatae. " --^
Manitoba After Immigrants.
Committee of Eighty at Work, - -V^
Nelson's Defense of dough.
Nelson?* Defense .of Clough. .y'.f^^M, ■
Battery A in Action.
New* of .Minneapolis.
New* of Minneapolis. 7Y.Y7Y
Labor Unions Opposed to Wa*.
Plans for the Arcanum Annual.
Dunraven How Not Vet Ended.
Eckels Points Currency Defects.
Zelaya Attacks the Rebels.
Disappointing; \ Week's Trade.
Easter Eastern Minnesota Trains.
liar Silver, <!Se. ,
Cash Wheat In Chicago, 05 l-2c.
Stocks Active but \Vei*.k.
Red Lake as a Health Resort.
Signs of Business Revival.
Met— Merry World, 2.30, S.IK.
Grand— The Last Stroke, "2 AW, 8.15. .
Howl by — Watson Concert. 8.
NEW YORK, Feb. Arrived: Hindoo,
from London. ' 7-7-*'
BREMEN— Arrived: Steamer Aller, from >
New York, via Southampton.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Britannic, from
LONDON— Arrived: Mobile, from New
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived: Eturia, from '
New York.
Hftsj —
Cuba is having a regular 1776 of a
Cuba is having . a" regular 1776 of a
The Sun calls a little more loudly
for spring than the weather clerk does |
for winter. * ■ -_ -
The United States appears to be get- |
The United States appears to be get-
ting ready to make mincemeat of the
Spanish bovine.
: ***. — _ —
The strong suit of the New York
The strong suit of the New York
legislature is the creation of new of-
fices with fat salaries.

The Nicaraguans break out in a. new
The Nicaraguans break out in a new
spot so often that it is feared they do
not know what they want.
-^ : :
Perrine's comet is a reality and com- i
ing this way. If it strikes us it may j
cause Dr. Nansen to drop the north
It is a question whether or not John
It is a question whether or not John
Sherman is a friend of Cuba. He does I
not favor its annexation to the United j
States, but to Mexico.
Congressman Towne is very active in j
attempting to secure appropriations for
bridges. He is no doubt beginning to
feel the need of bridges.
The Chicago man cannot be said to
The Chicago man cannot be said to
be slow when it comes to ruses. One
of them slept with a stolen hog Fri-
day night 'to avoid arrest.
Colorado is hourly, becoming more
and more, distinctively a gold state. !
The Centennial state has the oppor
tunity of its life to elect sound-money i
— : att^
It is now stated that the Salvation |
Army fuss is hardly an international j
one. It Is said the whole trouble
originated in one woman's jealousy of
another woman's success."
: ' o -—y ::if
Altgeld claims, to, be turning, the X
Altgeld claims to be turning the X
rays on the Democracy of Illinois.
Somebody could do a great service to
the whole people by putting a muz-
zle on Altgeld. . ij? %ff
%7-y/./7 — ... m „ ; —
In spite of his expulsion by the New
York. Yacht club, Lord Dunraven re-
fuses to go. away and commit suicide.
He was yesterday gazetted lord lieuten-
ant of Limerick.
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The postoffice department has issued
an order permitting cholera germs to be
sent through the malls to laboratories.
This is a mistake. No cholera germ
should be permitted to come into "our
midst" by mail or any other way. -
Every day there are rumors afloat
that there will be revolver practice in !
the Kentucky legislature, and every day
the legislature, holds the tamest kind !
of a session. -The Kentucky legisla- j
ture is obtaining notoriety under false
Venezuela also regards the resolution
Venezuela also regards the resolution
as a good and harmless thing. Both
bouses of the Venezuelan congress
have- passed a resolution thanking the
government and people of the United
States for their attitude on the boun
dary dispute. "' ■' 7-~~i
The Republicans of the house have
: resolved to chop off another Democrat's
head. If this pernicious activity keeps
up long there won't be a Democrat left
ln the body. With such, a majority it
would seem that the Republicans could
afford to be fair.
77f'yy '.' '-. - — - — r-r — ■*■ — : ■
Senator Nelson "slops . over".- badly
Senator Nelson "slops over" badly
in writing a letter devoted to Gen.
.Washburn and the Minneapolis Jour-
nal, and the English he uses is inexcus-
able. He speaks of "more than un-
usually gross" caricatures. The sen-
ator ought to get a new private secre
.•*■> , — ♦ " : '■ -
7- Gen. Muehlberg does not know that
Company D is back from New Or-
leans' except by common rumor. The
company's supply of red tape was lost
in" Louisville. Somebody will doubt-
less drop around to the general's of-
fice in a few days and officially no-
tify him that the company is here.
I hi -lit Arraignment of Spain and
• Gen. Weyler— 'Oppose*
Recognition. I'Y
' WASHINGTON, Feb.* 28.- /By the
overwhelming vote of 64 to 6, the senate
today adopted the concurrent resolu
tion favorable to Cuban belligerency \
and independence. The resolutions j
adopted are as follows:
Resolved, By. the senate, the house of rep- '
resentatives concurring, that ln the opinion of
congress, a condition of public war exists
between the government ' of Spain and the
government "proclaimed and for some time
maintained by force of arms by the people of.
Cuba, and that the United States of America
should maintain a* strict neutrality between
the contending powers, according to each all
the rights of belligerents In the ports and ter
ritories of the United States.
Resolved, That the friendly offices of the
United States should be offered by the presi
dent to the Spanish government for the recog- .
nition of the independence of Cuba.
The vote on the resolutions resulted,
64 yeas to 6 nays. The senators who
voted in the negative . were Caffery,
Chilton, George, Hale, Morrill, Wet- j
.When this result was announced. I
the densely packed galleries broke into
long-contir.ued applause,, which the ■
vice president checked with difficulty.
The result was reached after, a day of j
fervid speeches, which, at times, j
aroused the crowd of spectators to
enthusiastic demonstrations.. The keen ;
public interest on the subject was
evinced by the presence of the largest i
crowd since congress assembled. The j
representatives of foreign powers were ;
numerously in attendance, the occu- j
pants of the diplomatic gallery in- ■
eluding Ministers Mendoca, of Brazil;
Hatch, of Hawaii; Lazzo-Arriaga, of
Guatemala; Rengifo, of Colombia, and
Baron yon Kettler, of the German
embassy. Senor DuPuy de Lome, the
Spanish minister, was not present.
but two of the attaches of the Span
ish legation occupied seats with the
other diplomats. -ff^gy^i
of the debate was the speech of Sen
ator Sherman, chairman of the com
mittee on foreign relations. As a rule, ■,
the veteran senator from Ohio speaks j
with reserve and conservatism, so it j
was the more surprising when he ar- •
raigned Spain and 'her governor gen
eral, Weyler, in the most scathing
language. Other speeches were made
by Mr. Lindsey (Ky.), Lodge (Mass.),
Caffery (La.) and Allen (Neb.). The :
voting began at 4 o'clock, - according \
to agreement. It was. simplified by ;
the withdrawal of conflicting amend- j
ments, so that only three votes were j
necessary. The first disposed of the j
resolution of Mr. White (Cal.) limiting
the. action of congress to a request :
on the president to grant belligerency. I
This was tabled, 57 to 12. The amend- I
ment of Mr. Allen, directing the presi
dent to recognize the Cuban republic
as independent, met like defeat, 52 to !
17. Then came the final vote as above j
recorded. *** _'■
Shortly, after the session opened Rep
resentative Hitt, chairman of the house
committee on foreign affairs, -joined
Mr. Sherman, chairman of the senate
committee on foreign relations, in a
whispered conference at Mr. Sherman's
desk. The Ohio senator announced I
that the Cuban question would be tak
en up without waiting for the usual
expiration of the morning hour, at 2 j
o'clock. Chairman -.Hitt remained
alongside Mr. Sherman as the debate
proceeded. -••--•
The floor was yielded for the adoption j
of the conference on the pension appro
priation bill; also for the passage of the '
bill relating to the anchorage and move
ment of vessels in St. Mary's river.
Mr. Lindsay (Dem.,Ky.) then address-
Mr. Lindsay (Dem.,Ky.) then address
ed the senate on the Cuban resolutions. j
He said the conflict in Cuba was at
our- doors, and was being waged with '
such desperation that only one or two !
results could come, either " the com- !
plete independence of Cuba on the one
hand or the utter annihilation of the !
Cuban people on the other. The sena- |
tor said he approached the . subject
from the standpoint of humanity/rather
than of law. Declarations of sympathy
would avail nothing to the Cubans.
Declarations | that they had progressed !
to the stage of belligerents would avail
nothing.- But. said Mr. Lindsay, the
resolution which' he urged did not con- !
template active intervention. It . ex- j
tended our good offices to Spain with a '
view to securing the ultimate independ
ence of Cuba. V "7.V
"And such, independence," added Mr. '
Lindsay, "Is the only basis which will
bring lasting peace to Cuba, judged j
from the experience of twenty years. i
Spain now contemplated the annihila- j
tion of all the able-bodied men of Cuba, j
in order to crush this : uprising. Spain
owed to Cuba as much as Turkey owes I
to Armenia, or as the United States to j
Venezuela, a duty of protection, and if '
this protection was not given, then the
point had been reached the United I
States should move for the- severance of
Cuba from Spain!" •"•"•""
At 1:15 p. m. Mr. Sherman began his- j
speech closing the debate. , He spoke !
of the keen sensitiveness of the Spanish
people and their tendency to quickly re
sent- any act they regarded as' injurious
to them. But, . said- • Mr. Sherman, he . j
felt that the time had come when the
United States must intervene to put an
end to the crime almost beyond descrip
tion. The senator said he would not re- I
enter on the- legal arguments so fully
covered by. Mr. Morgan, but he referred .
to several „ examples presented by Mr.
Estrada Palma, the agent and repre- |
sentative of the Cubans in this country.
Mr. Sherman; said the statement bore
the stamp of authenticity. He said it
overcame the misapprehension that the
Cubans -were scattered, unorganized
bands. It showed the organization of j
a high character. It was as complete j
an organization as 7 the United States j
had during .the ; Revolutionary war. The
rules of war observed by the Cubans I
were humane' and honorable, * showing
none of :, ' • "7'':V;yV '~Y::' :- '-"*' .' 7 V
of .; the : Spanish troops. '.. The 7 senator
read from. the "orders 7 of Gen. Maximo
Gomez, showing the humane treatment
ordered ' for prisoners. It y was 7 in ; strik
ing contrast with the murderous course
of Gen.* Weyler,' '•. the :. Spanish com
mander. The entire Spanish force now
in Cuba was distinctly Spanish. No
trust was placed in any man of. Cuban
birth. The Spanish • force , there today
was greater than the entire. British
force sent to the United States to-com
bat our struggle for independence.
While Mr. Sherman was speaking of
the 7 character of the Cubans, Mr. Mor
gan asked to read a letter just received
from an official of the National Capital
Bank, of this city, who, with the presi
dent of the bank, had traveled through
Cuba. The letter described the Cu
bans as an honorable, chivalrous, high
minded people; brave to an extreme,,
ready to risk their lives for patriotism.
Mr. Sherman went on to speak of the
bad faith of Spain in! putting down
the former ; rebellion, when reforms
were : promised and never ...executed.
The senator paid a glowing tribute to
Gen. Gomez, commander 'of the
Cubans, ; who had been pictured as a
brigand. - ■ . ... '.." 7..--7:--_ -..-'.- -;:.
! Turning to the.material. interests be
tween the United States and Cuba he
showed that the trade from the island
from this country was $82,000,000 an
nually, and the trade from the United
States to Cuba, $19,000,000. "But, mark
you," said Mr. Sherman, "I do not
favor the annexation of Cuba to the
United States. In my Judgment the
island should become a v part of Mex
ico, being of the same people and I
would be glad to see that end ac
complished." ...'•' C.-:
Mr. Sherman said he would now turn
his attention to the "saddest phase of
this whole subject." He referred to
the recall of Gen. Campos, a humane
soldier, and his succession by Gen.
Weyler,; who has been well christened
"the butcher." The events of the last
thirty days in connection with his ap
pointment had changed the senator's
whole feeling. He said: "This man
Weyler is one of the worst men who
could be sent to pacify a people. His
warfare is massacre. He openly avows
it.. He is a brute, pure and simple; his
hands are stained with the blood of de
fenseless men and women." . '.'
In support of ' this statement, Mr.
Sherman sent to the desk and had
read, extracts, which were most start
ling and sensational. They recited
atrocities of Weyler's former com
mand in Cuba, which sent a noticeable
murmur of horror through the crowded
The senator went on to give extracts
from recent interviews with Weyler,
ln which he spoke of "exterminating
the Cubans."- These showed him to be,
said Senator Sherman, a demon rather
than a general. Then the senator add
ed: "If this thing continues, no earth
ly power can prevent the people of the
United States going to that island,
sweeping over it from end to end and
driving out these barbarians."
At this fervid sentence the galleries
broke into loud and long applause,
while the vice president loudly gave
order that under the rules, if the dem
onstration was repeated, the galleries
would be cleared.
Mr. 'Sherman said every Christian
heart, every American heart, revolted
against this rule of oppression. We did
not want any Armenia at our , doors.
We should not shield ourselves ■ like
Great Britain by saying Armenia was
too far away. Cuba was right beside
us. The rules of civilized society, the
spirit of the age, demanded that Spain
should be compelled to stop these cru
elties. Not only the United- States,
but the countries of the world would
unite in this demand. And if Spain
failed, to heed it, and Weyler - carried
out his projected plans, there was not
a point on the American hemisphere
which would not send us people to
put an end to the infamy.
"I share in the responsibility of the
course we must take," said Mr. Sher
man in closing, "and, confident in the
justice of this counsel, confident in the
justice of the Almighty ruler of the
universe, I feel that we ; should aid in
securing for Cuba the same liberty we
now enjoy."
Mr. Sherman was again warmly ap
plauded as he closed and Mr. Gallin
ger took the floor. He graphically pic
tured the wrongs which Spain inflicted
on the Cubans, quoting many news
paper articles, and declared that Gen.
Weyler was beginning to live up to
his fame. In conclusion he said: "God
speed the day when Cuba shall be
free." - '*7: ~.
Mr. Lodge asked to have placed
in the Record the outline of Weyler's
forthcoming proclamation, sent, by the
correspondent of the Associated Press,
and said that this alone would justify
any action the senate would take.
Gen. Weyler's policy of shooting down
defenseless people was begun, said
Mr. Lodge. This was a people strug
gling against wrongs, beside which the
grievances which led the American
colonists to rebel against Great Brit
ain, were nothing. The insurgents had
gained the right of recognition by a
year of -warfare. If further steps
should become necessary they would
be apparent in time," but as for the
step now contemplated, he believed it
was one which the civilized world
would applaud. • . -
Mr. Frye. (Rep., Maine) said: "I am
heartsick and. tired to . see day after
day this splendid republic ' of ours do
ing police duty. for the most wicked
nation on the face of the earth."
After reading, an account of the .seiz
ure of the Bermuda, Mr. Frye, continu
ing, said that he had been mortified
and humiliated beyond measure by It.
Although 7 recognizing the supremacy
of the law. he would have been delight
ed if Almighty God, without loss of
human life, could have sent a com
motion of nature to send skyward the
seizing vessel and sped the other Cuba
ward. In closing he . said he would
vote for anything that would aid the
cause of patriots who were so success
fully struggling to wrest liberty from
the grasp of a relentless despotism.
Senator Caffery (Dem., La.) took an
opposite view on the question. He de
clared that Spain must be treated as
belonging to the -family of civilized
nations, and said all rules of interna
tional law should- prevail in the deal
ings of this nation with the rebellion.
Attacks._ upon the past- conduct ' of
Spain were out of place in this dis
cussion. Spain was not singular : in
her record for . ferocity. While her
treatment of the Indians of . South
America" might have differed in a de-"
gree from the 7 treatment given this
race by all civilized "nations, it did not
differ in kind. What had we, asked
the senator, to warrant a declaration
of belligerency,, much less of inde
pendence?. There was not a scintilla of
actual evidence warranting. this action.
The senator said he did not favor any
course in contemplating the taking up
of arms .against. Spain in favor of
Cuba. If we interfered in the affairs of
Cuba; said he, we *do i what 7 implied a
threat that we .will protect Cuba.
Against, the 7 powers of the United
States, "Spanish-- chivalry and »- valor
would not last half- a campaign. Weak
as Spain is/.-sJie: would resent an un
warranted interference. Lest we incur
. the : imputation ?of bullying a ' weaker
nation, . the United . States should move
with caution. V y. .'-'-.
Mr. 7 Caffery opposed - the " resolutions
because congress had no power, and th»
facts did not warrant any action if we
had the A^^j^alß»^{ppiiflfp|iMp^^gl
7- Mr. Allen 7 (Pop., Neb.) , read an T argu
. Continued on Fifth Pace. ' y;
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v BASIS. '
And. the Free Use. of Both Metals Is
His Platform on the Mat-
JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 28.— The
Clarion-Ledger. prints the following let-
ter from Hon. W. C. Whitney, of New
York: "New York, ;: Feb. 25, 1896.—
the Editor of the Clarion-Ledger—
From recent issues = of- your paper sent
me by some friend ' I learn that W. S.
McAllister has been 'circulating in your
city among prominent Democrats 'a pc-
tition requesting me to become a can-
didate for the presidential nomination
of the Democratic- party. In course of
the controversy which naturally arose
from such effort on I\is part he speaks
of himself as one of the principal man-
agers of the Whitney movement in this
state (Mississippi.) :. If similar proceed-
ings were taken and similar words em-
ployed with regard to another person,
I should, assume that he was aware of
what was being done. I therefore de-
sire to disclaim any .knowledge of any
such movement (whktever that may
mean), and - I request . any . friend of
mine not to join it. It is doubtless in-
tended in a friendly .spirit, . but has not
my approval or 7 concurrence.
"From the same source of information
I .learn, that some persons have be-
lieved me a supporter of • the view that
the United States j should open its
mints to the free coinage of silver at
16 to 1 . independently of the co-opera-
tion and action of other 7 nations' and in
that belief have been led into a false
position, as regards a their own - prin
ciples. Under these circumstances, .. I
ought to say that I do not believe in
that theory of finance, but consider, it
unsound, and if adopted, likely to lead
to most evil consequences to our peo
ple and . their industries and -.prosper-
ity. It. is in my opinion/fundamentally
"I am a believer' in gold and silver
as the metallic basis of values and of
the " world's currency, t and I am con-
fident that within time not far dis
tant, there will .be a concurrence" of
the : nations upon that subject, 7 by
which the ratios -of values of the two
metals for the coinage and currency
purposes will "be fixeii. and " the stabil
ity of such I values maintained "by an
international agreement. I am aware
this view is looked upon as financial
heresy by . tome . and as visionary .by
others. But such Dersons must be
themselves ignorant of the latest devel
opments' of scientific thought upon this
subject, and the rapid advancement
this view is making where heretofore
it has had little support.
7 "Uutil. that occurs, I believe any ac-
tion by the United States would be dis
astrous to us, would bring general
ruin to our present prosperity and
would • hinder . the true and final (solu
tion of the problem! y , 7
"These opinions V 1..: do not -entertain,
nor express as a candidate for the pres
idency (for. which office I have already
said. I would riot be a candidate), but
in order that your people who have
views differing from those may not be
deceived as to 7 mine. .... . V"
.'— "William C., Whitney."
Neither Is a Senator Elected in the
Bine Grass State.
; FRANKFORT, Ky.,Feb. 28.— The two
contested election cases of Werner vs.
Tompkins ana Dunlap vs. Kauffman
came up in the Kentucky legislature
this morning. Speeches were made by
Messrs. Carroll . arid Flippin, but no
action was reached before adjournment
for the ballot for senator.
After the joint session, the house ad-
journed without further argument on
the report -of contest -committee.
The cases will come up again tomorrow,
when lively times, are expected. The
Democrats declare that if their mem-
bers are turned "out steps will be taken
in the senate and -Republican senators
unseated Two leaders bolted Dr. Hun
t today because, it was stated, that
he signed an : agreement ;to support
free silver. The reading of tlje alleged
agreement cause! a panic among the
Hunter followers Tin 7 the house.
The senatorial .vote ," today resulted
as follows: Hunter, 57; Blackburn, 61;
Carlisle, 3, McCreary, 5; Langley, 5;
- Holt, 1 , Evans, 1; Lewis, 1; Bate, 1.
The five Democrats, who have been
voting -against" Senator - Blackburn, di-
vided .their votes, three .voting- for
Carlisle and. two for McCreary. At the
conclusion of the ballot, a spirited tilt
took place between Dr. James and
Senator *Bronston. Each asserted that
the opposite party should call a cau
cus at once, to heal' all differences.
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Prominent Manufacturer Shot— His
Mill - Takes Fire, Cremating the
JEFFERSON, Wis., Feb. 28.— L. NI. Smith
JEFFERSON, Wis.'; Feb.. 2B.— L.M; Smith
secretary, treasurer and superintendent of
the Wisconsin Manufacturing company, was
shot tonight and fatally- wounded by an un-
known man. ' - Officers pursuing the ; assassin
surrounded . him ln the - factory, and after
shots were exchanged the building was fired
and the. 7 plant and the assassin were con-
sumed together. -y '-'.=■■' - -> , -::7-
7 At 7 o'clock tonight, when Mr. Smith start-
ed -to go through the factory a . man stepped
from behind a . door 'and a fired three times •at
him.* one shot staking effect in the head and
tne other In the shoulder. --'A crowd quickly
assembled, J and officers- started to explore the
building for the man, when he -fired -several
shots at his . pursuers ' from . the third floor.
Whether the ~ powder from the 7 pistol or a
match In the hand's of one of the angry crowd
set fire to" the manufacturing plant is not
known, but :: in : three .minutes the building
was ' a mass of - flames. f The would-be mur
derer was not seen" to escape, .' and 7 there -Is
no doubt ' he; was burned alive. ■ The T loss on
the ; building ; is * $15,000. Mr. - Smith cannot
live. * The cause* -of.. the shooting and the
Identity of - the •■ murderer are : unknown.
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; Her Spouse Wedded Again.
Special to the Globe. *,' 7 - ---. .. - - - -^.7.
7 LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Feb. 2S.— One year
ago Prof. L. N.'-Fldrfes^-aged* sixty years, ■ a
T music teacher 7in Ttn'ls'.cit^ was married to "■ a
young' girl aged -eighteen, of .Elm Dale, this
county. .-In- a .few weeks his -wife left him.*
She was , afterward* 7 heard 7of In - Galesburg,
111., living under jn assumed" name.". Soon
after her departure f Floffes "a again ? married,
without securing illegal -separation 7 from his
dun g wife. ,-It - lavß** - known i where : Florles
is, . but It Is supposed thai .he is living . some-
where in Dakota. . His ; former*; wife has | re-
turned, and is - looking*, up ' his - second matri- ~\
1 monial affair.
JOHXXY LEAP-YEAR SPRIGGS— I was horn Feb. 2l>, ISSS. This Is
my second birthday, ami I won't have another until 1004.
Wisconsin Democrats Will Fight
the Gerrymander — New* of the
Special to the Globe. - -.
WINNIPEG, Man.. Feb. 28.—
j Immigration convention was brought
j to a close tonight by a dinner to the
delegates at the Leland hotel. Felicit
ous speeches were the order of the
evening, all agreeing that the conven- {
tion had been most successfully and |
harmoniously conducted, and that
great good would Inevitably result i
from the publication of the many able ,
essays on the conditions and resources !
of the country. Permanent organiza- :
tion was effected, to be known as the
"Western Canada Immigration associa
tion." It will co-operate with the sim-
ilar association formed ln St. Paul a
few months ago. \ ';"7vX;
Big: Fall ln Temperature at Chicago :
—Snow to the Northwest.
Special to the*- Globe.
ABERDEEN.S. D., Feb. 28.— A heavy
enow storm set In here this afternoon, I
accompanied by a strong northeast j
wind, the temperatiure falling rapidly.
j This is in marked contrast with the fine
j spring weather prevailing for some time
! previous. •• / <--.
CHICAGO, Feb. 28.— Snow has set in
throughout the Northwest, a depth of
two to four inches being reported in
North Dakota and parts of Montana,
with a decided drop in temperature.
The temperature is below zero, north of .
North Dakota and Montana. At Chi
cago the temperature at 7 o'clock to-
night was '■- 30 degrees, a fall of 24 de-
grees In twenty-four hours.
Killed Himself and Wife ln a Fit of
BLUE EARTH CITY, Minn., Feb. 28.
BLUE EARTH CITY, Minn., Fob. 28.
— Moritz Fierkey, a wealthy- farmer
livings three miles east of this place,"
shot his wife and then turned the re-
volver upon himself. Both . died in-
stantly. He was : jealous of his wife
without cause. For two years he has
suffered from the wasting away of the
bones in the knee and has been de-
spondent and quarrelsome. At 10 o'clock
he followed his wife into his barn,
locked the door 7 from the inside and
shot her through the head, : and then
sent a bail . through his 7 own brains.
! Both wo-inds were powder-burned.,
i The couple were found by a young
i daughter shortly afterwards. The mur
! derer was forty-nine years old and
| his wife was forty-eight. .
I Wisconsin. Democrats Will Fight
- the Apportionment. -
MADISON, Wis.. Feb. 28.— At last
| the Wisconsin legislature has finished i
! its work a: id gone away. Whether the '■
T redisricting, bill; is constitutional 7or
not is the only question left undecided, i
'. and this alone can be settled by the i
I opinion . of the Wisconsin supreme |
court. The test of its constitutionality !
will 7 certainly 7 be: made, ; and. the ink of
the ! governor's 7" signature will * hardly j
be dry ' upon the bill " before ; Senator j
William F. Vilas, State Senator Bash-
ford and - others :of ' the Democratic
party will 7 commence an -, action in 7 the |
I ; supreme •' court «of Wisconsin, - in the
j name ;of the attorney 'general, : to have
j ' the work of the 7 legislature ■: set aside*.
! Their grounds will be two. First, that
no ; legal apportionment ; can be based
upon a state census, and, second,'. that
. the , bill i in i itself *.ls7 unconstitutional; -
. Superior's Chamber of Commerce.
.'WEST ff SUPERIOR, .Wis., Feb. 7 28— The ;
election on the Superior board of trade, which
was . held . yesterday, ; resulted -'- S3 '"/ follows: "**
President, . E. C. Kennedy; vice presidents,
Walter Fowler and S. O. Williams; directors
for three, years, L 11. Hurd, A. . Ruyler and
W. TH. Crumpton, W. C. Brooks. W. TH. Bar
clay, O. H. Perry; board of appeals, L. R.
Hurd. William Llstman, H. A. Johnson, S.
O. Williams and Thomas G. Alvord. After
the election a reception and banquet was
Schoolmasters' Club to Meet— Con-
vention Today.
Speciai to the Globe. " ~
" WINONA, Minn., -Feb-. 28. — The
Schoolmasters' Club of Southeastern
Minnesota convened in this city at 4
o'clock this afternoon, in the high
school assembly hall. But routine busi
ness was transacted. The real busi
ness session will open tomorrow morn
ing, when will in unison occur a gen
eral teachers' meeting of the public
school ; instructors. Some fifty dele
gates are expected to be present by to
morrow morning. Among those now
present may be mentioned George B.
Alton, of Minneapolis, state high school
superintendent; the Misses Ellison, of
Wabasha, kindergarten and elocution
instructors; S. V. Hubbard, of Red
Wing, superintendent of schools; J. A.
Van Dyke, of Wabasha, superintendent
of schools; A. W. Rankin, of Minne
apolis, state common school inspector,
and E. E. Martin, of Lake City.
Manitoba to Have Another Railway
to the Wheat Fields.
Special to the Globe.
WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 28.— 1n the
legislature today the resolution grant
ing aid to a railway running into the
Lake Dauphin country passed without
opposition. : The proposed line starts
from Portage la Prairie, and extends
about 150 . miles northwestdard. At
Portage connection will be made with
the Canadian Pacific, Northern Pa
cific and Manitoba & Northwestern
railways. - It is said the building of
this road, : which - begins this : spring,
will insure the construction of an, air
line from Winnipeg to Duluth, because
with running powers over the North
ern Pacific, between Winnipeg and
Portage la Prarie. which, it said, are
already arranged for, the proposed
Winnipeg-Duluth railway would have
access to wheat fields over 230 miles
in extent.
Hawkeje Legislation.
Havrkeye LeKlxlatlon.
DES MOINES. Feb. 28.— woman suf
frage amendment to the state constitution
excited warm discussion in the house this
forenoon. On the vote the ayes had 49, tho
nays 43. . The "amendment lacked two votes
of the necessary constitutional majority
The free text book t bill, which had previously
passed the senate, passed the house by a
large majority. Also bills relating to draw
ing jurors and providing that In contracts
for sale of lands forfeiture cannot be claimed
until thirty days after notice has been served
on the purchaser. Tho bill to purchase a
portrait of Gen. Baker for the capitol was
pending at adjournment. The senate recon
sidered the age of consent bill, referring the
same to the code revision committee. A bad
error, discovered in the bill after Its passage
Wednesday, made reconsideration necessary.
Hallway Exonerated.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. Feb. 28.— The jury
In the famous case of Nels Dahlberg against
the Northern Pacific Railroad company was
directed by the court this morning to return
a verdict for the defendant. Immediately
upon the conclusion of the testimony for the
plaintiff last evening the defendant made a
motion - for direction of a verdict on tho
ground of no cause of action. The motion
was argued for three hours. This morning
JudgeVinje decided to direct the verdict.hold-
Ing that there was not sufficient evidence to
prove that the Dahlberg children could have
been saved but for. the blocking of a street
crossing, thus preventing the flre department
from reaching the burning building in which
they were confined to a sick bed.
Another Confirmation of the Return
. of the Explorer.
' BERGEN, Norway, Feb. 28.— The
Aftenbladt announces that the pilot,
Klaebo, who accompanied Capt. Wig
gins on his Arctic expedition, has just
returned " from Northern ■ Sibera, where,
in the latter part of January, he heard
a 7 customs official remark that Dr.
Nansen was returning from the pole,
which he had all but reached. He
did not inquire as to the origin of the
rumor, because he thought the official
was joking. '■' .
Forty People Injured in an Accident
V at Fall River, Mass.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Feb. 28.— A
terrible accident occurred In the roller
polo ". rink '7 tonight. There were .: 2,000
people in the rink to see Fall River and
New c Bedford . play, and the 77 galleries
were as "- crowded . as the seating space
about the surface. 7 Suddenly 7. the . gal
lery,; on the 7 east side of -the rink fell.
More: than' forty men and boys were in
jured, '■ twenty-five of them • seriously.
Until It Is Composed of Two Mem-
hers From Each Election Dis- .
triet— Then a Ticket.
The citizens' committee of eighty,
constituted for the purpose of securing
the nomination of city officials on an
independent ticket, met at the Windsor
hotel last night. Kenneth Clark, the
chairman of the committee, presided,
and Gen. Bend, acted as secretary.
The purpose of the meeting was to
agree upon a programme of action that :
would lift the city ticket above the
morass of politics, and thereby secure
gcod government. The large attend
ance Indicated the sincerity of the move- '
ment, over three-fourths of the commit
tee being present, as well as a number
of other public-spirited citizens.
After Chairman Clark had called the
meeting to order, C. D" O'Brien took th«
initiative In a ringing speech, Mr.
OBrien declared his- intention to drop
his polit cs on municipal questions fo*
the coming two years. lie wanted t<a
see able, upright men nominated fop
Sties ° CS Wlthout leeai d to their Pol-
Judge Flandrau, Col. W. P. Clouch
™ i d4e Fland™u. Col. W. P. Clough
and Thomas Cochran followed In the
fcam.. strain. Ability and honesty should
be the tests, not political faiths. W. B
Dean, Albert Lindeke, Martin H. Albin!
mi. -Vi *£yes and James Middleton also
mm/ »*he necessity of nominating for
city offices men who would, If elected
accept those offices as public trusts and
who would not allow any party conskl
eratlo£Ul?„not aIIOW any party <-'°"sld
eiations to swerve them from their
lines of duty. They maintained that
v^*oladUtyri,;rhey n>-ntain,,. Vha
every law-abiding citizen ought to
P edge his support to honest and capa
ble men. regardless of their politics
the was evident that the sentiments of
the members of the committee coin
cided with those of the speakers After
listening to the speakers, a motion was
made that a committee be appointed to
nominate an entire city ticket on an
independent basis. This motion, bow
ever, developed' a difference of opinion,
as to whether the nominations should
be made prior or subsequent to the .
holding of the city conventions. Tho
majority favored the idea of making
nominations aa soon as* possible with
out regard to the political conventions
. here was some opposition -to this
course on the part of Judge Lusk and
J. A ... hee,ock* They advised the
committee to form an organization,
await the action of the convention*
and rebuke them If they made unfit
and improper nominations.
On the other hand, James Morrow in
behalf of the labor element, advocated
an independent movement. The work
ing people, he declared, were out for
good government, irrespective of poll
tics. They were not afraid to an
nounce their candidates as soon as thoy
had agreed upon them.
Action on the motion was deferred
•for a time, inasmuch as the point was
made that the committee of eighty was
not sufficiently representative to name
a city ticket. The point was evidently
appreciated, for after some discussion
the committee decided to add to its
number, until it should contain at least
two members from each election dis
trict in the city. This will Increase the .
membership of the committee to at
least 2.",0. -
Judge Flandrau then : moved that a
committee of twenty-two— two from
each ward appointed to nominate
a complete city ticket and report its
nominations at a future meeting, and
that a committee of three be appointed •
to' prepare and issue an address to the
people stating the object of the citizens'
movement, setting forth the need of 7
reform and retrenchment in municipal
Judge Lusk offered an amendment..
to the first resolution to the effect that
the proposed committee on nomina
tions report after the^ regular party
conventions, but the amendment was
voted down, and the original motion of
Judge Flandrau was carried unani
mously. ; '-7 ■
The committee then agreed to effect
a thorough organization, which should
be effected in every part of the city.
Secretary Bend read to tho committee*
petitions indorsing the citizens' move
ment; which were signed by over 2,000
voters in the various wards of the city.
The -committee adjourned to meet
next Friday night.
Among -those present, a number of
whom are not actually members of ths
committee, were:
William B. Dean. Alexander Cathcart,
W. P. Clough. C. P. Noyes,
Kenneth Clark, P. M. Hennessy,
J. W. Lusk. William Canby.
W. C. Robertson, George It. Finch,
J. W. Stevens, R. A. Kirk.
W. G. Strickland, C. D. O'Brien.
W. B. Bend. A. B. Driscoll,
11. Habighorsf. J. C. Prendergast,
A. L. Alnes, John J. Watson,
Thomas Cochran, J. K. Huffman.
F. Knauft. John Summers,
D. R. Noyes. B. A. Cox,
C. E. Flandrau, James Morrow.
A. Kalman, . • W. X. Armstrong,
A. H. Lindeke. W. D. Kirk.
John Bodln, " . . F. Willius,
T. D. O'Brien, M. Auerbach,
E. E. Hughson, Andrew Schoch,
J, 11. Roach. J. A. Swenson.
H. C. McNair.' J. H. Skinner,
John D. O'Brien, . B. H. Schriber,
F. A. Fogg, . E. W. • Peet.
S. C. Crooks, James H. Weed.
Thomas Fitzpatrick, Joseph A. Wheelock, ".
W. H. S. Wright, J. G. Pyle.
Destruction of the O'Hrlen-Knowl.
. ton Block .Threatened.
DULUTH." Feb. 28.— Flre broke out at 1
o'clock in the O'Brlen-Knowlton block, oi
Michigan street. The building, which Is foini
stories in height. is owned by wholesale prod« .
uce concerns. .The upper stories were occu«
pled by families. A strong wind is blowing,
and nothing can save the structure.
It Is almost certain that one woman per*
Ished in the flames, and several persons wer(
Injured by jumping from the third and fourtl '
stories. The building will be a total loss.
Cathode, RnyN In Practical Use. ...
Cathode Rn*r« in Practical I -.-.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA. - Minn., Feb. 28.— Prof. O. J. .
Schneider, of this city, took a: cathode ray
photograph last evening of Miss Allle Les
ter's foot, and located a needle which had
been embedded, in the flesh and bone sev
eral weeks.'
Apportionment Bill Now a Law.
7- MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Feb. 28.— A special t»
the Wisconsin, >- from Mdalson. says Gov. Up*
ban! has signed the new legislative appor
tionment bill. * and 'it la now a law.

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