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THE flffllY_GLOß|
Payable in Advance.
Daily ami Sunday, mmv Month. .50
Daily au«l Sunday. Six MontliN . $2.7.",
Daily aud Sunday. Six Months . $2.75
Daily ami Sunday, One Yenr . . $5.00
Dally and Sunday, One Yenr . . $5.00
Dally Only, per Monti i » • -40
Daily Only. Six Slonthv. . *> 92.25
Daily Only. Six Montliw a » S-.23
Daily Ou*?, One Yenr . a k ?-LOO
Sunday Only, One Year * • $1.50
Weekly, One Year . . • '» ?bOO
Address all letters and telegrams to
THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
Complete files of the Globe always kept
on hand for reference.
WASHINGTON, March 13— Forecast for
For Minnesota: Fair; warmer in western
portion; variable winds.
For Wisconsin: Fair; light variable winds.
For North and South Dakota: Generally
fuir; warmer; winds becoming easterly.
For Montana: Cloudy and threatening with
snow flurries; warmer In eastern portion;
northwesterly winds.
United states ■ Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, March 13, 0:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. . Tem.iPlace. Tern.
St. Paul 14 ippello 12
Duluth lSMinnedosa 8
Huron 8 Winnipeg 2
Bismarck 8
Williston (Buffalo 14-16
Havre 2-IBoston 22-20
Helena 22 Cheyenne 16-24
Edmonton 36 Chicago 18-22
Battleford IS Cincinnati 28-28
Prince Albert 24 Montreal 8-14
Calgary 20 New Orleans ....52-58
Medicine Hal 2.; New York 24-28
Swift Current 12Pittsburg 20-24
Barometer, 30.49; thermometer, 6; relative
humidity 62; wind, northwest; weather, clear;
maximum thermometer, 19; minimum ther
mometer, —8; daily range, 27; amount of rain
fall or melted snow In last twenty-four
houis. 0.
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
"Frying the fat" has come to be the
accepted expression for the process of
obtaining money from protected manu
facturers with which to carry on Re
publican national, congressional and
state campaigns. It was in the cam
paign of ISBS that the term was coined
by a senator, supposed to have been
Plumb, of Kansas, who, when the fa
vorites were slow in yielding up a
share of their plunder, wrote a letter
full of indignation, in which he de
clared that, could he have his way, he
would hang these parsimonious ingrates
over hades and fry the fat out of
them. A "fry the fat" circular fol
lowed, and it is history now how the
manufacturers melted and the good
Wanamaker cairied the funds to New
York and secured the result that Har
rison piously attributed to the inter
vention of Providence.
It is but natural that, with the issue
of more and more protection bulging to
the front again, and finding its proper
leader in McKinley, the fat should be
fried out to enable him to secure the
nomination. It Is merely the rub recip
rocal, a favor to be requited as it was
in 1890, when the manufacturers were
allowed to write into the schedules
the taxes they had paid for the priv
ilege of imposing. There is no sense
of moral obloquy felt; it is a straight
business transaction, so much money
for so much protection. And it Is nat
ural that McKlnley's manager should
demand this money aid to help secure
the nomination of the man who typifies
the policy of reciprocity In favors more
completely than any of the other can- |
didates. So the manufacturers are be
ing fried of their fat to aid in his
nomination, and will be fried again
later, if he succeed, to help elect him.
Of the fact of this frying there is
abundant evidence. Marcus Antoninus
Hanna, as the New York Sun, with its
partiality for the antique, dubs him, is
the general superintendent of Mr. Mc-
Kinley's ante-convention campaign.
Mr. Hanna is a wealthy iron manufact
urer of Cleveland. He has a lively sense
of the benefits of McKinleyism and a
lively appetite fur more of it. He ap
preciates the great value of having the
United States as a partner, furnishing
capital and sharing no profits. Mr.
Hanna has been quite lavish with his
own money. He has spent $100,000 al
ready, it is said; for these Southern
delegations are very expensive affairs,
and the Louisiana incident was espe
cially so. Delegates did not "stay
bought." But the "organized appetite"
for campaign boodle is not limited to
the South. There are patriots every.
where who can "spend a little money
advantageously," and it is darkly hint
ed that the Crookston demonstration
Wednesday was financed by Hanna.
Mr. Hanna has become aware of the
immensity of his job and the Insuffi
ciency of his purse to supply the press
ins demand. And, anyway, why should
he only bleed when so many of his fel
lows drew their wealth from the same
fount? So Mr. Hanna sends out a
circular letter to his fellow iron and
steel manufacturers appealing for aid.
A Pittsburg dispatch says that a large
number ot manufacturers there, inter
ested in high protection, have been
thus asked. Another special says that
Mr. Hanna, not satisfied with the re-
sponses to his written appeals, has
taken the field in person and is laying
down the law to the beneficiaries with
emphasis. The silk mills in Patterson
yielded up $50,000, and a like sum was
transferred to Mr. Hanna's purse in
Philadelphia. Probably enough fat will
thus be fried for ante-convention pur
poses, and if McKinley is chosen, as he
will be, the fires under the frying pan
will be stirred to a fiercer heat and a
more copious run of fat tried out for
the campaign.
A session of congress Immediately
preceding a national election is not ex
pected to develop anything but the
lowest variety of political claptrap. The
present experience of the country is
realizing that expectation in a rather
more disgusting fashion than usual. We
look about the world and find a good
deal of fault with the way things are j
going elsewhere.- We feel sorry for
the Italians, who set up one ministry
and pull down another in defense of a
national policy that is bringing them
rapidly and surely to ruin. We are
amused at the antics of the French
chambers, and the skillful avoidance of
anything like positive legislation that
distinguishes the session of tho Brit
ish parliament. But we may search
in vain through all the nations for
anything that will at all compare in
imbecility, and in its reflection upon
the intelligence and patriotism of the
people, with the present performances
of our representatives at Washington.
There has seldom been a time, outside
of the actual war period, when there
were more subjects of domestic im
portance that required intelligence and
statesmanship in their treatment. We
have passed through a panic caused
by a bad financial system, whose first
lesson should be the need of currency
reform. We • have made a change in
our system of obtaining revenue, and
the failure of a portion of it, owing
to the decision of the supreme court
against the income tax, required the
levying of some easily collectible tax
to meet a current deficit. We have
been borrowing money on terms far
more unfavorable than we could easily
obtain if the treasury were empowered
to act at its discretion.
These are all matters of the gravest
national importance. In addition to
them there are a score of minor issues
in which the interests of the people
could be served and economy and good
government promoted by diligent atten
tion to business on the part of congress.
Instead.of that.it has not only neglected
and rejected its duty, but it continues
to fill the days with debates whose po
litical purpose is written all over their
face. All this talk upon the Cuban
resolutions is designed solely for elec
tion purposes. It and the injudicious
and improper policy of congress that
calls it forth have elicited protests
from as ardent partisans on each side
as Senator Hoar and Senator Hill. Yet
the stream of gabble flows on in the
belief that it may irrigate some of the
sandy pastures where hope says that
votes may be harvested next fall.
While the senate is at this business,
the house, with Its enormous Repub
lican majority, is busy unseating Dem
ocratic members, and threshing over
old straw about election outrages in
the Southern states. The only inter-
mission comes when there is a prop-
osition, occasionally, to kill some re-
form, like that which Secretary Morton
has introduced in the purchase and
distributian of seeds, or to promote
some new job, like the Nicaragua
canal, or to vote away untold millions,
like the naval and coast defense ap
propriation bills. It must be admit-
ted unconditionally that the congress
of the United States affords at this
time the most shameful exhibition of
incompetence and neglect of duty to
be seen anywhere in the civilized world.
The extraordinary part of it is that
the men who are thus disporting them-
selves, to the disgust and rage of de-
cent and intelligent people everywhere,
are doing it with the idea that they
are courting popularity. That is their
estimate of the intelligence and patriot-
ism of the American people. And the
American people cannot say that they
do not deserve such a reflection upon
their judgment and their character
when it is remembered that they have
sent such "creatures as these to Wash-
ington to represent them.
We have called attention frequently |
to the policy of the free silver men in
many parts of the Union which seems I
to put them without the pale of party |
consideration, because they consider
themselves set free from the obligation
of a tie to any party which they can
not control. Everywhere they have
set up a faction within one party or
the other with the object of capturing
the organization. But never,- in any
instance, have they expressed the
slightest willingness to submit to de
feat, or acquiesce in the decision of a
majority, if it should happen to be
against them. In a long list of states
this rule or ruin policy has been placed
upon their banners. Whether they
called themselves, for the time being,
Democrats or Republicans, their ob
ject was the same — conquest or revo
The disgraceful condition of affairs in
Kentucky for weeks past is the most
conspicuous illustration. This is entire-
ly the outgrowth of a bolt by Senator
Blackburn and Mr. Hardin from the
decision of the state Democratic con
vention, after they had fought out the
issue in a hotly contested campaign and
been thoroughly beaten. The Black
burn men started in to overturn that
decision or to wreck the party in the
state. Senator Tillman, of South Car
olina, who goes with his state delega
tion to the national convention, has de
clared that either that body will pass
a free coinage resolution, or he and
his followers will walk out of it. Sen
ator Teller has issued the same ulti
matum to the Republicans as far as
Colorado is concerned.'
In Missouri they are about to '
hold a state convention, in which :
the free silver Democrats, like
the radicals of the Reign of Terror,
have become so extreme that they are
turning their weapons against each
other. Even Senator Vest is not blat
ant enough to suit these people, and
so they have given it to be understood
that none but the most. extreme of the
free coinage wing will be allowed to
act as delegates, and that possibly all
others may even be excluded from the
convention itself. In Michigan *an
organization has just been formed call
ing itself the free silver Democratic
party, or something of the sort. The I
men. who constitute this have laid out I
the interesting programme of form- 1
ing a new party to suit themselves, and I
then leaving to the regular Democratic fl
organization a choice between sur- 1
render and fight. This is what Mr. I
Bryan did in Nebraska, where there I
are today two Democratic organiza- fl
tions as a consequence. *^^H
This phenomenon has . now become I
so general that the most careless nb-l
server must take note of it. It means
that it is useless to parley or to treat fl
with the men who insist upon carry- I
ing the free silver issue into party pol-B
itlcs. In every case they throw, lightly I
loflf their shoulders the first and m^il
[universal obligation of political organ- I
lization. They decline to abide by thefl
I rule of the majority. They do not even*^H
I wait to see whether they will be them-*^H
I selves a majority or not. They sayfl
lin advance that if they can have their ■
I own way. that is to say, if the rest oil
Ithe party will come to them, adopt their
I platform and nominate their candi-*^H
I dates, they will graciously consent toH
I support it. If it does not do that, H'l
lit will not swallow the free silver issue!
I whole, and put everything else In theH
I background, then they propose to se-B
I cede, organize independently and fight. l
I This is the free silver programme mi
I every part of the United States today.*^H
lit is a part of folly not to recognize ill
land be prepared for it in advance. I
I m *-^|
I Henry C. Hansbrough is, by an acci-*-^H
I dental conjuncture of circumstance, 10-B
Bcality and railroad interests, a senator
lof the United States from North Da- 1
Bkota. Out of an editor of a frontier*-^B
I village paper, a man of barely theß
I average ability of that branch of ih"l
fraternity, the rivalries of railway cor-*-^B
Bporations evolved a senator. He began *^B
I his career as a statesman at the mo-H
Bment when a Republican victory had I
I given that party absolute federal con-B
Htrol and imbued it with the idea thatl
lit had carte blanche to carry its policy *^B
I of taxing and spending to the farthest. I
•■The new senator from the treeless prai-l
Brles, where 99 per cent of the people I
Bwere engaged in more essential workH
B than politics, saw the "universal rush*-^H
Bto the hog trough" of the McKinley^B
I bill. He would be recusant to his state*-^B
I did he not get for it some of the lootl
lof the public. He ran the schedules*-^!
I over to see what there was omitted*^B
I from taxation that his people pro-*-^B
I duced. He discovered eggs on the free*-^B
I list. Into the cause of the hens heH
I cast his whole weight. The ardor of I
I his soul was stirred. He grew eloquenf-^B
lover eggs. He ransacked statistics for*-^|
I figures of imports, prices and domestic*-^!
I product. He painted a heart-rendingH
I picture of our hens struggling against*-^!
I the invasion of the output of the pau-*M
Bper hens of Canada and Scandinavia. H
I He succeeded in having a tax of fiveH
B cents a dozen laid on imported . eggs.^|
IHe felt that he had at last achievedH
B statesmanship. He has been content tol
Brest his title to fame on thai achieve-l
*-^|mcnt. He has not essayed statesman-H
| ship since. . I
Senator Hansbrough became enam-H
*^|ored early of the silver cause. We arcH
I quite ready to admit that he is sincerel
li'"1 it. We set aside the imputation asH
■ groundless that it is only a case ofl
B politics with him, an adoption of a pol-l
Hicy thought to be the more popular.!
Besides it accords with statesmanship*™
Has shown in the matter of eggs andH
B tariffs. .Strangely, and, to the sen-H
Bator, incomprehensibly, some, mostH
B in fact, of the editors of the daily pa-H
I pers of the country and of his ownl
fl region are not able to see the neces-H
sity or the benefits to flow from f reel
*^B coinage that the senator's vision per-l
•^BceiVes. Not only that, but they seel
fl quite clearly that it would be a viola-l
tion of an immutable economic law.B
I which would be inevitably followed by afl
I commensurate economic penalty. Theseß
I editors are quite as deeply interestedß
I. is the senator or his or their con-B
B stituents, for the penalty in such casesß
I falls alike on the just and the unjust.B
•^BThey are also fully as much con-B
•^Hcerned in the prosperity of theirß
•-^J communities as is the senator. In their
*^H various ways they have criticised the
*^H senator and those of his way of talk
*^H ing— we will not say thinking.
*-^H To them all the senator pays his re
•-^Jspects as one of a symposium of
*^H statesmen commenting on "Congress
Hand Its Critics," in the current North
*^H American Review. In the senator's
B opinion these are "degenerate newspa
•^Hpers," which "do the bidding of men
I bent on the acquirement of vast wealth
Bat any hazard." The editors who do
Bthe work cut out for them by these in-
B satiate men he exempts from his cen-
I sin i- of their papers. They cannot help
Bit. "Their bread depends on their abil-
Bity to hold .their places." The banker
•^Hnotifies the merchant that he must eith-
Her cease advertising in the "fifty-cent
I dollar paper" or take up his notes. The
*^^B merchant sees the business manager,
Band he sees the editor, and the "paper
Hot the people" becomes at once the
*^H paper of the gold bugs. "That there
Bare thousands of such cases through-
Bout the country there can be* no doubt,"
Bsays this callow senator. That is to
I say. all the papers opposing his pc-
Bculiar notions of money are venal, and
Ball their editors are men who will sell
B their abilities and their convictions for
their meager salaries.
*-^^B On the other hand, Senator Hans-
I lin i ugh assures the country that "the
•■^^B senate of today is the peer of any of
Hit? predecessors." "This is conceded
by many of the ablest students, his-
Btorical and political, who are in a posi-
Ition to judge impartially." The abil
ity requisite for a senatorship is pc-
Bculiar. It cannot be acquired by
Istudy, supplementing natural gfs^s,_but
B"it comes in consequence of long as,d
faithful service." It is transmitted as
Ithe Buddhist priests transmit their
•^^^ esoteric doctrines, by personal contact
Band absorption. . "The younger sena-
li"is, of whom I am one, lay no claim to
statesmanship," lie modestly says. "It
Bis enough if we may absorb it grad-
Bually from our senior colleagues." And
Iso we have human character repeating
*^^H its foibles. The senator today rejoices
B that he is not like other men; that if
others are venal and corrupt and self
ish, he, at least, is one of a body that
is pure and unselfish, honest, and un
corrupt, moved only by -motives of the
most exalted impersonality, worthily
maintaining the senatorial standard set
up by the fathers. The sect- of the
Pharisees is not^et extinct.
- «. ,■ * - -. *»
Wisconsin Republicans are in a posi
tion now where- everybody can laugh
at them. Their gerrymander turns out
to be very displeasing to themselves,
and they won't object if the supreme
court knocks it out. '
Mr. Sherman, you are guilty of per
nicious activity -in injecting .yourself
into the Bourbop campaign. You will
find that the Kentuckians are amply
able to take care of .themselves when
they calm down a bit.
i The row between -Mayor Sutro and
Collis P. Huntington ought to be set
tled some way. Suppose Mr. Hunting
ton be left with a red-hot stove for a
few days to develop what effort he
would make to carry it off.
There was a stream of ticket buyers for the
Paderewski concert at the box ofiice of the
Metropolitan opera house from 9 o'clock yester
day morning to 6 In the evening. A very
large number of seats have already been sold,
but the management of the theater announces
that there are still plenty of good seats left oi
any floor for the Paderewski concert.
* » *
Francis Wilson and his company pleased an
other large audience at the Metropolitan opera
house last night in his new operatic success,
"The Chieftain." Mr. Wilson will give his
two farewell performances at the Metropolitan
today, the matinee at 2:30 and tonight at 8:15.
;, lo-
» * *
Lockhart's elephants will leave the city after
two performances at the Grand today. The
company seen in connection with this featur
is deserving of praise. -. ..'/ - •■"■
* * *
Eddie Foy will be seen at the Metropolitan
Sunday night in the latest Now York comedy
succesg, "The Strange Adventures of Miss
* * *
Frederick Hallen's big New York production,
"The 20th Century Girl," opens at the Grand
tomorrow night for a week's engagement.
Half a Dozen Injured in a Railway
BRAZIL, Ind., March 13.— A passenger
BRAZIL, Ind., March 13.— A passenger
train on the Central Point branch of the Van
daiia line was wrecked at Center Point, south
of here, at 7 o'clock this morning. Tho en
gine and miners' car, containing about 100
miners, had gone on the sidetrack to make a
running switch, and the other section of the
train, composed of a caboose and passenger
car, got beyond control of the trainmen, and,
shooting down the heavy grade, collided with
the first section before the brakemen could
throw the switch. The caboose and miners*
car were crushed in, while the engine and
passenger coach were damaged. The miners
in their car were thrown into one end of the
car, and the heavy seats plied on them. In
their wild efforts to escape, they trampled and
tore each other in a frightful manner. Six
of them were injured, some of them very seri
ously. ,
Petition to Make April 6 a Nation)
WASHINGTON, March 13.— 1n the senate
today Mr. Peffer presented a petition of Gen.
Hugh Cameron, of Douglass county, Kansas,
asking congress to make the sth day of April
(resurrection day) p. national holiday, it be
ing the day on which "the king of the Jews,"
whom Pontius Pilate caused to be crucified,
April 3, A. D. 33, achieve-** his splendid vic
tory over the grave. This king of the Jews,
the petitioner asserts, has always been a
true friend to the United States and has un
questionably done more to establish and main
tain free government and to make the United
States of America a respectable nation than
any other king.
Ex-Premier of Manitoba Tired of His
lion tinge.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, March 13.— C. Davis, ex
premier of Manitoba, and now a prominnet
business man of South Chicago, has begun
suit for divorce on the ground of infidelity.
His wife denies the -allegation, and asks the
court to grant her a separation. Both per
sons make ugly charges, and it is expected
the trial will be sensational. ,
State's Claim Canceled.
WASHINGTON, ', March 13.— Commissioner
Lainoreaux has canceled the claim of the
state of Minnesota to 351 Indian allotments
and to other tracts, aggregating 2,320 acres, on
the Fond dv Lac reservation, in Carlton and
St. Louis counties.' The 'decision involves the
same questions relating to the Red Lake res
ervation cases, viz., the right of the state to
swamp lands which were included in Indian
reservations at the.' time of the passage of the
swamp land act. It is expected that Attorney
General Childs will appeal from the decision
of Commissioner Lamoreaux.
Defaulting lowa Official.
DES MOINES, 10., March 13.— S. .1. Spann
ing, secretary and treasurer of the state board
of pharmacy commissioners, was arrested to
day, being short $13,000 in his accounts. He
lias no property, and the state will lose the
money. He had been speculating on the board
of trade for some time, and had been a heavy
loser. He came Into office with Gov. Boies.
Man Who Opposed Peter*.
LONDON, March 14.— The Daily News has
a dispatch from Berlin which says that the
officer who refused to carry out Dr. Peters'
sentence upon the two negroes was Lieut.
Bronsart vti> Schellendorf, who declared that
it was simple murder.
Convicted a Pugilist.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., March 13.— Frank
Klein, a pugilist, was tonight- convicted of
manslaughter. He killed Louis Schmidt in
May last in a prize fight.
Golneliowaki Starts Homeward.
BERLIN, March 13.— Count Goluchowski,
j the Austrian prime minister, has started on
] his return to Vienna. y. .-*•
Little Billy— What is meant by the Indian
reservation, ma? His Mother— Their disincli
nation to talk, of course. Will you never
learn?— Roxbury Gazette. • -
Visitor— Do you think the baby resembles
his pa?
Mother— Oh, yes; he keeps me up late every
night.— Cincinnati Enquirer.
She— ls this Cupid a drinking man?
He — I have never heard so; why?
She— His aim is so poor that I thought his
hand couldn't be steady.— New York World.
A Cathode Ray Out-ray-ge— What is the dif
ference between Tom Edison and a safebuTj
glar? 't __^^^tBBBBBSJ^^^^H
■One tries to. get X ray-s through steel, the
other tries to raise X's through steal.Ex
change, jj
"Will you marry •me?l" asked the young
man, anxiously. m .vj. y
"Certainly," replied the emancipated young
woman. '"I am ai justice of the peace, to
whom shall I marry you?" — New York Her
ald. f o
"There is a man: who Continually steals my
ideas," said the y dung writer.
''He's a kleptomanlc,"!' sure," replied his
medical friend. ", -••:".-:,'
"You mean a plagiarist."
"No. A kleptomanic'll take things whether
they are of the slightest value or not." —
Washington Star. *-> . «""
• -i
"Women," said he, oracularly, to her, "are
rarely good listeners." r
And the prospective mother-in-law in the
hallway only applied her ear a little closer
to the keyhole and smiled grimly.—lndian
apolis Journal.
Housekeeper— l see you have a very good
reference. :..'.■
Applicant - Vis, mum. The leddy was so
mane she didn't want to give me no ref
erence at first/but I tould her I'd get me
brother Mike's siren boys to toller •'er. on
the Etrate an' yell "White hoi-ir-'." ivory
ioiin F.he wlnt out wid her red hair.- New
York Weekly.

Several Member* Walk Out of the
Room, Claiming- the Proceed-
Room, Claiming: the Proceed-
ing» Were Irregular.
A number of the members of the
Democratic city committee met last
night at the Clarendon hotel in re-
sponse to the following call issued by
■Secretary F. S. Battley:
At request, I hereby notify you that a
meeting of the Democratic city committee of
the city of St. Paul will be held at the par
lors of the Clarendon hotel, on Wabasha
street, St. Paul, Minn., at 8 p. m., 13th of
March. You are earnestly requested to be
present. Respectfully. F. S. Battley,
Secretary Democratic City Committee.
Upon assembling, a glance over the
room revealed the presence of the fol-
lowing gentlemen:
E. J. Darragh, P. D. Scannell, Ed-
ward Murnane, J. H. Bell, Charles
Gerber, Edward Quinlivan, L. J. Dob-
ncr, Patrick Gleason, William John-
son, Frank J. Huber, A. H. Miller,
John Healy, D. L. Bell, J. A. Meyer,
M. Mullane, John J. Dwyer, Thomas
Loren. Standing in the rear of the
room not far from the door were Pat-
rick Conley, George H. Allen, O. H.
O'Neill, John E. Hearn, J. H. Loomis
and George Mitsch.
L. J. Dobner opened the proceed
ings with a motion that P. D. Scan
nell be chosen temporary chairman.
The motion prevailed. Then Frank J.
Huber, of the Fourth ward, and A.
H. Miller, of the Eixth ward, were
elected secretary and assistant secre
tary, respectively. Thereupon Assist
ant Secretary Miller, under direction
of Chairman Scannell, read the fol
lowing letters from Thomas D.O'Brien,
dated May 11, 1594, rseigning his mem
bership and the chairmanship of the
city committee:
Frank S. Battley, Esq., Secretary Demo
cratic City Committee— Dear Sir: Enclosed
find my resignation as a member of the city
committee. You will observe that I have
designated L. L. May as temporary chair
man. Please notify him of that fact, and
also that the committee will meet at his
call. Very respectfully,
—Thomas D. O'Brien,
Democratic City Committee — Gentlemen:
When I accepted the position of chairman of
this committee it was with the understand
ing that I would be at liberty to resign as
soon as the campaign ended. I have neither
the inclination nor the time necessary to
take an active interest in politics. I, there
fore, appoint L. L. May as temporary chair
man of the Democratic city committee until
a chairman is regularly elected by you, and
hereby resign my membership on said com
mittee. Thanking each member of the com
mittee for the uniform kindness and consid
eration shown me while acting as chairman,
I remain, very respectfully,
—Thomas D. O'Brien.
E. J. Darragh then moved that the
temporary organization be made per-
manent. About this time Patrick Con
ley, George H. Allen, O. H. O'Neill,
John E. Hearn, J. H. Loomis and
George H. Mitsch departed. Mr. Allen
remarked as he left that he did not
wish to be recorded as present.
Chairman Scannell replied that he
would be so recorded, nevertheless.
The retirement of the six members of
the committee left seventeen persons
present, five of whom held proxies, the
entire committee numbering thirty
Mr. Darragh's motion to make the
temporary organization permanent was
carried by a unanimous vote.
The secretary then read a letter
from Secretary F. S. Battley delegat
ing John Healy, of the Eighth ward,
now one of the assistant building in
spectors, as his proxy, inasmuch as
his (Mr. Battley's) business had called
him away from the city.
The vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Thomas D. O'Brien was filled
by the election of John J. Dwyer, of
the Seventh ward.
The committee then proceeded to
transact business.
On motion -of Mr. Darragh a special
committee of three was appointed with
full power to call the Democratic city
convention at Market hall at the most
opportune time. The motion specified
that the chairman of the city commit
tee should be a member of the special
committee. Chairman Seannell ap
pointed L. J. Dobner and Frank J. Hu
ber to serve with him on the commit
The apportionment of delegates was
then considered. Mr. Dobner called the
attention of the committee to the new
law regulating primary elections.which
requires the holding of precinct cau
cuses. Mr. Dobner heartily indorsed
the law as one calculated to give the
people a fair show. He then moved
that each precinct be entitled to one
delegate and an additional. delegate for
each major fraction of 100 votes cast
after the first 10 votes, on the basis of
the vote cast for Robert A. Smith for
mayor in 1894. The motion prevailed.
Mr. Darragh then offered a motion
which, after some discussion, took this
form- That the ward committeemen j
select the chairman, judges and clerks j
of primaries, and certify them to the I
special committee of three, already ap- |
pointed, within five days before the j
holding of the primaries, and in case of
the failure of any ward committeemen
to do so, then the special committee is ,
to designate the officers of the prima
ries. This motion was carried unani
mously. . . , _-
The Committee then adjourned, sub
ject to the call of the chairman.
Some of the members of the com
mittee who refused to take part in the
proceedings said after the meeting
that they would not recognize the pro
ceedings. One of them- claimed that
the call was only signed by eight men
when it required sixteen or more to
bring the committee together. The
chairman was absent as well, as the
secretary, although John Healy held
the proxy of F. S. Battley, the secre
tary He claimed that there was not
a quorum present when the meeting
opened, and until there was a quorum
the proxies could not be accepted nor
could those holding them be allowed
a voice in the proceedings. For that
reason he held the proceedings were
■ irregular and would not be recognized
by the members of the committee who
were absent last night. ,
Pat Conley said: "I went up to the
Clarendon to attend the meeting of the
city committee. I waited there until
the meeting was called to order and
then left, as I failed to see enough of
the city committeemen present to do
business. The old ward committeemen
who belonged to the committee in 1804
were there, but I claim that they are
no longer members of the city com-
mittee. As a matter of fact, the com-
mitteemen at large are the only legal
members. According to the Hamm
resolution adopted at the last city con-
vention, the ward committeemen must
be elected in each odd numbered year,
and as none were elected in 1895. there
are no ward committeemen in ex-
istence now. Consequently I did not
see any us.' of remaining."
* * *
To th**- casual observer the possibility
of the First ward electing a ■Democratic
alderman, next May would appear re
mote, yet stranger things have happen-
ii. For the past twenty-one months
the banner Republican ward has been
>-. presented in the board of aldermen
hy A. Lindahl. As a matte**, of fact, it
te well known that Aid. Lindahl is not
satisfactory to a large number of Re
publicans in the First ward. ■'; They real- I
ize, however, their inability to secure
the nomination of such a candidate
from' their own party as they desire. In
other words, it is a case of the Scandi
navian Republicans against all the oth
ers. This being the case, it is not un
likely that the dissatisfied element may
consent to vote for a Democrat, pro
vided they are allowed to name him. In
case the machine Republicans declare
their intention of renominating Aid.
Lindahl, there will certainly be a defec
tion In the Republican ranks. Said a
prominent First ward Republican, who
has kept close watch of the council in
general, and Aid. Lindahl in particu
lar: v '^::
"Lindahl is not the kind of man we
want to represent our ward in the city
council. He stands for a certain class
of Republicans, not for the party. His
advocation of the Howard charter
alone is sufficient to render him most
objectionable to those Republicans who
understand the needs of our city and
methods of municipal government."
* * * '
From 10 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. yes
terday dignified young men stole singly
and at intervals into a room in the
Central block, at Sixth and Seventh
streets, and slipped a postal card into
a big cigarette box. The visitor would
whisper to John Finehout, who shook
the cigarette box mysteriously sly
and allowed the visitor to escape. A
lithograph of George Washington
hanging above Mr. Finehout tried to
turn itself against the wall whenever
this happened. Other pictures were
upon the walls. The postal cards were
ballots and the stealthy young men
were members of the Young Men's Re
publican league voting for delegates to
the state league convention, to be held
at the Auditorium March 25. The can-
didates were: A. C. Boyd, A. M. Wick-
wire. August Fitzer, E. Benton Olm-
stead, . Dr. E. W. Danner, Dr. E. H.
Haas, A. L. Aglesworth, John Hanson,
G. P. O'Neal.W. H. Angell.F. L. Breen.
John Finehout, E. P. Hopkins. That
thirteen candidates were being voted
for on Friday, the 13th of the month,
made John Finehout, judge of the elec
tion, regret occasionally that he was
also a candidate. S. A. Walker, clerk
of the occasion, kept a hand on the
cigarette box and a suspicious eye
upon the judge-candidate. At 3:30 p. m.
the box was seized by the clerk, hidden
beneath his coat and hurriedly removed
to the private office in the New York
Life building of Carl Taylor, president
of the league. Three hours later Mr.
Taylor announced that the vote had
been very, very close, but that A. M.
Wickwire.W. H. Angell and John Fine-
hout had been elected delegates, with
A. C. Boyd, E. W. Danner and E. B.
Olmstead alternates. Delegates ex-of-
ficio are President Carl Taylor and
Secretary W. H. Gammel. Mr. Fine-
hout was not surprised at his own elec
tion, but the disappointed candidates
may not like the same brand of cigar-
* * »
The Young Men's Republican league
will meet this evening at Central hall,
Sixth and Seventh streets. J. J. Mc-
Cardy will speak on "The City Char
ter" and Gen. Moses E. Clapp on gen-
* * *
The rumor that went around the j
city hall yesterday to the effect that I
G. L. Wilson, the assistant city engi
neer and the most bitter partisan Re
publican holding office under Demo
cratic auspices.was to be provided with
another place in the department was
anything but pleasing to those by
whom the matter was discussed. "It's
a shame," remarked one of the ward
workers. "It's a wonder the Dispatch
doesn't urge the application of civil
service reform to Mr. Wilson's case the
same as it did the other night in ref
erence to the Republican secretary of
the school board. Here's a little clip
ping in which John S. Clarkson tells
what he thinks of Shelby M. Cullom,
and it would be a good thing if a lot of
St. Paul Democrats would cut it out
and paste it in their hats." Here it is,
and he read the following expresion, of
"I love Cullom because he wants Re
publicans in offlce. When Wanamaker
was postmaster general Cullom did not
rest until all the Illinois postmasters
were Republicans. That is my idea. I
have been young and now am old, yet
have I never seen a Presbyterian stew
ard in the Methodist church. Your
friends, not "your enemies, ought to be
placed in control."
* * *
Bob Seng has gained so much prom
inence in his preparations for making
the coming assessment that he is now
being boomed for mayor by a number
of the young Republicans. It is any
thing for success with them, and they
have an idea that Mr. Seng can be
elected if he will only consent to run.
* * *
The Lincoln club is supporting W. R.
Merriam as a delegate to the national
convention. A member of the club said
yesterday that the club was in favor
of Capt. Castle for the second delegate,
provided he can control the outside
counties against the Stillwater candi
dates. /
* * *
The young Republicans of the First
ward were out in force last night at a
meeting held at the corner of Payne
avenue and Wells street, for the pur
pose of organizing a young men's Re
publican club. After listening to a
speech from F. C. Stevens on the glo
lies of the G. O. P., those present pro
ceeded to organize by the election of a
president. Candidates were as numer
ous as Republican aspiratnts for the
mayoralty, but Magnus Norman was
the choice. The other officers are: First
vice president, S. C. Wagner; second
vice president. Albert Shogren; secre
tary, J. W. Finehout; treasurer, O. H.
Nelson. T. D. Sheehan, Charles H.
Finehout, F. D. Smith, Charles Mobery
and F. C. Wagner were appointed a
committee on constitution and by-laws;
H. A. Sundberg, Joe Harff. O. H. Nel
son, Henry Neff and K. C. Anderson
a committee on finance, and F. C. Wag
ner, Albert Shogren and David Ham
mergren a committee on entertainment.
T. D. Sheehan made a speech.
* * *
The Sixth ward branch of the Young
Men's Central Democratic club held a
rousing meeting last evening at 64
South Robert street. The routine busi
ness of the club was first transacted.
The meeting was then addressed by E.
G. Hinebaugh and H. W. McDonald, of
the Central club, who only remained
half an hour at the meeting. Other
speakers of the ward then explained
the importance of all the young Demo
crats, getting together. A motion en
dorsing, Fr. F. Wilde for assemblyman
was carried unanimously. Mr. Wilde
is the first vice president of the Cen
tral club and an attorney of promi
nence. He is an old resident of the
city, a heavy property holder, and has
been preeminently mentioned as a can
didate for mayor by the Germans and
the Central club earlier in the cam
paign. After giving three cheers for
their candidate the boys adjourrjed un
til Wednesday, March 25.
* * *
The People's party of the Sixth ward
will meet at Delos and South Wabasha
streets Monday night.
* * *
The city committee of the People's
party will meet at Assembly hall,
Wednesday night instead of Tuesday
night as heretofore stated.
* * *
The Republican precinct committee
men of the Fourth ward met last night
at the Windsor hotel to arrange de
tails for the coming primaries.
Couldn't Go to Prison and Let His
Pal Go Free.
BARABOO. Wis.. March 13.— Georgn Car
penter, colored, who was one of the trio ar
rested for burglary, was sentenced to five
years at Waupun by Judge Siebecker. Amos
Barron was sentenced to three years at Wau
pun. Harry Patrick.: another of the three,
Was discharged from custody on account of
lack of evidence to convict Mm. Sheriff Hut
bert started ■> for Waupun this morning with
Carpenter, but when near Madison. Carpen- V
ter made a confession to the sheriff implicate
ing Patrick ln several burglaries here. * Sheriff
Hulbert-xaught the north-bound train at Mad-.
ison and brought his prisoner back with him.
Papers were made out and Patrick once mora
placed under arrest. Carpenter says that tha -
judge gave him no chance- to speak in tha
court room, so he decided to keep still, but
when on his way to prison the thought of
Patrick enjoying his freedom so worked on
him that he gave tho whole thing away to th«
'In Montana Court** for the Butte Ot
Boston Company.
BUTTE, Mont., March 13.— Butte Miner
says that in the matter of the application at
Missoula to Judge Knowles, of the United
States court, by New . York attorneys of East
ern creditors for a receiver for the Butte &
Boston Mining company, Judge Knowles ap
pointed John F. Forbis, of Butte, and Capt.
Thomas Conch, receivers. Forbls is the Butte
attorney of tb*s company, and Conch Is man
ager, as well as manager of the Boston &
I Montana. The receivers will take possession
of tho property and the reorganization will be
proceeded with. , *
McKinley Men Win Oat in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N. V., March 13— The Repub
lican caucuses in Erie county today resulted
in an overwhelming success for the McKinley
men. In the Thirty-third congressional dis
trict, which comprises several wards of tha
city of Buffalo and all the towns in the coun
ty, McKinley men won by 100 to 37. This will
result in the election tomorrow of George E.
Matthews, proprietor of the Buffalo Express,
and W. C. Dudley as delegates to the Repub
lican national convention at St. Louis.
Messrs. Matthews and Dudley are ardent sup
porters of McKinley for the Republican presi
dential nomination, and will go to St. Louis
prepared to vote for tho Ohio candidate first
last and all the time. In the Thirty -second con
gressional district, which is entirely within
the city, Morton men had a majority by 34
against 21.
COOPERSTOWN. N. V., March 13.— Re
publican convention of Otsego county, which
met here today, unanimously adopted resolu
tions indorsing Gov. Morton for the president
tiai nomination.
Garment Workers of Chicago Joined
by Allied Crafts.
CHICAGO, March 13.— aid of the cutters
who are now out on a strike in this city, 8,000
Chicago union garment workers, last night at
their meeting, declared a sympathetic strike.
This vast body of workers will necessarily be
joined by as many more who are not mem
bers of the union, but who are in sympathy
with them, and for whom there will be no
work during the Idleness of the cutters, trim
mers and tailors. The sentiment in favor of
tho strike was practically unanimous.
At a meeting of Cutters and Trimmers-
Union No. 61, held last night, the advisability
of calling out members of that body was ap
provingly discussed. The general feeling ap
peared to be that in creating an absolute tie
up of clothing manufacturers in Chicago lay
the best chance for the garment workers to
win a battle, which they look upon as one
involving the existence of their organization.
In accordance with the action taken last
night at meetings of the various tailors'
unions. 13,000 tailors went out on a strike to
day, comprising approximately the total
strength of the union organizations. Although
there are some non-union men still at work,
the strikers claim practically every shop in
Chicago is tied up. The big strike was ac
complished without violence, the strikers re-r
porting at their headquarters, or remaining
quietly at homo.
Becomes a Member of the Thirteen
Club of New York.
NEW YORK, March 13.— The Prince of
Wales became a member of the Thirteen club,
of this city, tonight. His acceptance of his
election as an honorary member of the club
was announced at the Cuban dinner, which
the club gave at the Cuban restaurant, kept
by Lino Martinez. The letter of acceptance
read as follows:
"Marlborough House, Pall Mall, S. W.. Feb.
27, 1896— I am directed by his royal high
ness, the Prince of Wales, to thank you for
his communication informing him of his elec
tion as an honorary member of tho Thirteen
Club of New York. I am directed to state in
reply that his royal highness appreciates very
highly the compliment which has been paid
him, and that he takes great pleasure in ac
cepting the election. I have the honor to b*\
sir, your most obedient servant,
—"Francis Knolleys."
Columbia. College Selects Orators
for n Contest.
NEW YORK. March in.— On April 17 three
NEW YORK, March 13.— 0n April 17 three
Columbia university students will meet three
students from the University of Chicago in do
bate in this city. The trial debate, to decide
who should represent Columbia, was held in
Hamilton hall of the university tonight Ten
students tried to qualify. Tha judges an
nounced that the following were successful:
Joseph M. Broskauer, '96; Philip E. Dradt,
'97, and Charles F. Wheaton, '97. regular de
baters; W. B. Gunton, '97, and S. S. Seward,
'96, substitutes.
The subject of the debate will be: "Re
solved, That in the election of the members of
legislative assemblies provision should be
made for the proportional representation of
the minority."
Snow in the South.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark., March 13.— Snow is
falling here tonight, but it melts by the time
it strikes the ground. If it does not freeze
tonight the fruit in Garland county will not
be hurt.
Augusta, Ga., reports a snow storm there,
which set in last night and extended to
Branville. At Aitkin, S. C, the snow was an
Inch deep. /•
It iK Deal for Southern Coal Mines.
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 13.— Ala
bama coal operators have effected a deal with
the Southern railway to cover the immense
coal market among the Mississippi sugar
plantations south of Greenville, heretofore
occupied by the Pennsylvania operators. This
trade takes about 1,500,000 tons annually.
most of which has been shipped from Pitts
burg by river.
Illnxe of Louisville Dry Goods-.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., March 13.— Fire at 11
o'clock tonight destroyed the retail dry goods
storo of E. B. Nugent, at 504 Fourth -avenue.
one of the oldest in the city. The loss on
stock will be $125,000, with from $75,000 to
$90,000 insurance. The building is a three
story brick structure valued at $25,000.
Russo-Cliinese Treaty a Pact.
PRKIN, March 13.— is stated here la
official circles that confirmation has been ob
tained of the report circulated some months
ago that a secret treaty has been concluded
between Russia and China, giving the former
extraordinary rights in the way of railroad
building through Manchuria, etc.
Was a Bold Higliwiyinaii.
GREENVILLE. Tex., March 13.— The north
bound "Katy" was boarded by a masked and
armed man, who entered the sleeper and went
through the passengers. The amount secured
was small. As the train ncaied the city he
jumped off. He had a confederate. Officers
are on the trail.
Woodruff's Bondsmen Settle.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. March 13.— A final
settlement of the bondsmen of Defaulting
State Treasurer W. F. Woodruff, who wero
sued by the state, has been made In the
Pulaski chancery court. The bondsmen who
made the settlement numbered fifteen.
Claim Sir .Michael's Ear.
LONDON, March 11.— Times announces
that the monometallists In parliament claim
to have an absolute pledge from Sir Michael
Hicks-Reach, chancellor, of the exchequer, to
accept the monometallic motion of J. M. Mac-
Lean. Radical member for Cardiff, to the bi
metallic motion of G. Whltely, Conservative.
Hosts of Peace Negotiations.
LONDON, March li. -The Rome correspond
ent of the Daily News says that negotiations
for peace in Abyssinia aro based upon the
modification of the treaty of Ucclall, exclud
ing the Italian protectorate in Abyssinia, tha
restitution ot Tlgre to Mangascla and an ex
change of prisoners and hostages.
Confessed Too Soon.
XENIA 0.. March 13.— Charles Morris, cob
bred * was convicted today of murder in the
first' degree, his victim being Mr. and Mrs.
Jonathan 'Douthett. Being in the penitentiary
for another crime, and believing ho was about
to die. he confessed to this crime, and the re
sult is conviction. • yy
MeLnujslilin's Sentence Stands.
NEW YORK, March 13. -The appellate di
vision of the supreme court has affirmed the
conviction of William M. McLaughlin, aa ex
police inspector.

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