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.Weather for Today-
Fair. Slightly Colder.
Carlisle Administration Candidate.
• Cuban Vote Not Reached.
Forty Sailors Killed In Explosion.
Redwood 1.-ills Mills in Ashes.
PAGE 3. \>
Police Will Sue the City.
Rival Charters Dlscassea.
Protest! From French Citizens.
' News of Minneapolis-.
Park Hoard Outlines- Its- Work.
Quiet Day for Soldiers at Frankfort.
Milwaukee Road Dedes the Council. |
Ban Johnson Scores the Biff League.
Cyclists Are Bus) .
Walcott Defeats Collins.
Outrage on Americans in Cuba.
N. P. Reorganization Meets Approval
Salvationists^ Loyalty Pleases Booth
liar Silver, OS 3-Se.
Cash Wheat In Chicago, GO :5-*c.
Stocks Somewhat Stronger.
Derision by Judge Willis.
News of the Courts,
aiui-phy.'s Plea for New Trial.
Metropolitan— Foy, 2.30, 8.1""'.
Grand— SOth Century Girl, S.l*».
Market Hall— Masquerade, S.
Arlon Hall— Merritt Post Hall, 8.
Columbian Hall— Boys," S.
Christ Church— Faude Lecture, 8.
St. Patrick** Church— Celebration, S.
St. Peter ClaverJs— Celebration, S.
"Labor Entertainment, 8.
SAN FRANCISCO, March IG.— Arrived: U. j
S. S. Bennington, from Honolulu.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Veendain, Rotter- i
GIBRALTAR— Arrived: Kaiser Willielm 11., ;
New York. j
MOVILLE — Arrived: Furnessia, New York.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Bovlc, New York.
AMSTERDAM — Arrived: Shledam, New
In applying czarism to presidential |
booms Gen. Diaz can give Reed point- j
ers. j
m . .
Kentucky belligerents will ask recog- j
nition from the United States senate
St. Paul isn't "wearing the green" j
so much today as it will be six weeks !
And now the New York liquor dealers I
are saying that it never Raines but
it pours.
Ballington Booth's claims as favorite
son do not seem to be as good as [
_». — _
Congress might pass a resolution rec
ounting the existence of a state of war
in Kentucky.
Has the McKinley boom been
switched on to the time schedule of
Perrlne's comet?
•**— - - ♦
Kentucky solons are apt to perforate
" a few senatorial booms if they get to
using theii revolvers.
Let Ballington Booth Americanize the
music, and the country will declare for
his new Salvation Army.
Weyler seems to have forgotten that
the fifteen days mentioned in his ulti
matum "*o insurgents has expired.
A Michigan lamb went without drink ■
for thirty days. Some prohibition so- j
I ciety will get him for an awful ex- !
A sceptical world will persist in
doubting that Nansen has found the j
pole if he disdains to return to civ- :
m __ — -
Congressman Eddy is in the North
west, but Senator .Nicholas Pottgieser j
is in Washington; so the country does ,
not wobble.
One tiling at least is settled in the I
Cuban controversy. Grant also went
fishing when he wanted to ponder on j
state affairs.
From the way that contributions \
come in to the Republican corruption |
fund it would appear that there is j
nothing the matter with Hanna.
The X raise is nothing new to the j
country editor, nor to the delinquent ;
subscriber who finds the hieroglyphic i
on. the wrapper following his name.
The Republican convention won't
need to use the big bridge at St. Louis.
They can' span the Mississippi- with 1
their straddle on the money question. ] )
The shoe market will not be mate- .
rially affected by the English move- j
ment on Dongola. It seems, however, i
to have caused some excitement In j
French calfs. Italian kips are now '
quoted as Abyssinian skips.
It is reported that Mr. Cleveland has
*** issued a decree that may give him far j
more trouble than his Venezuela mes- '
sage. He objects to the appearance on !
the bicycle of the wives of members j
of his cabinet. That settles the third
term question.
Senator "Bill" chandler has learned
something.' He tells William McKinley
that this fat-frying must stop and
that "the Republican party cannot af
ford to go to the country with a presi
dential candidate whose nomination
j. was obtained, by the fat-frying proc
-6 ess." This Is just as true, however, as
If Chandler was not for Reed.
Culled to Task by Mr. Hale, Whs De
fended the Position Spain 11 -«
WASHINGTON, March 16.— The sen
ate had an hour of spirited Cuban de
bate late today after the early part of
the day had been given to several
speeches by Sir. Lodge on immigra
tion and Mr. Pugh on silver. The I
"Cuban discussion was mainly impor
tant in bringing out the full reading
of the statement of the Spanish side of
the case by Senor Dupuy de Lome, the
Spanish minister. This had been re
ferred to some days ago, but could not
be made public. Today, however, Mr.
Morgan read a letter from Secretary
Olney, saying the Spanish minister had
his permission for the public use of
the statement. It is claimed to detail
them surgent methods of guerrilla war
fare, the burning of oanefields and the
disorganized character of the army.
Mr. Morgan commented severely on the
minister's statement. The senator had
several sharp controversies with Mr.
Hale over various phases of the Cuban
question. During the day Mr. Elkins
offered a resolution directing the com
mittee on foreign affairs to report as
to the status of war in Cuba before a
vote was taken in the senate.
Mr. Elkins made early reference to
the Cuban question by offering a res
olution directing the committee on for
eign relations, before the vote was :
taken on the Cuban resolutions, to i
make a full report to the senate of all
material facts on the subject, stating '
specifically whether a state of war now !
existed in Cuba; how long It has been
in existence; how many men are en
gaged on the respective sides; whether
the Insurgents have adopted a con
stitution and organized a government,
and at what place the seat of govern
ment Is carried on; what places and
ports are occupied by the insurgents,
and to what extent they would affect
our relations with Spain.
Mr. Sherman asked that the resolu
tion go over under the rules until to
morrow, and Mr. Elkins assented.
Senator Cannon, of Utah, made his
maiden speech, sharply criticising Sec
retary Hoke Smith for his recent re
ply to a senate resolution regarding
Indian lands. Mr. Cannon character
ized the secretary's reply as discourte
ous, misleading and evasive, and pro
tested on behalf of the West on Lack
of intelligent action In matters con
cerning the Western .country.
At 1 o'clock Mr. Lodge was rr-co?
--nisred for a speech on immigration,
and In support of the resolution for
additional immigration laws. Mr.Lodge
spoke for an hour, and was followed
by Mr. Pugh in support of the silver
amendment to the tariff bill. Mr.
Pugh argued that the economic trou
bles of the United States, were caused
by an insufficient and congested cur
rency. The senator declare that the
restriction on our currency to the sin
gle gold standard was the root of our
financial troubles.
At 3:30 Mr. Pugh yielded the floor to
continue his financial speech tomor
Mr. Sherman at once ca'led up the
Cuban resolutions, and Mr. Morgan,
of Alabama, addressed the senate upon
them. The senator said the American
people had expressed their Cuban bel
ligerency and independence by a great
deluge of petitions and memorials.
Mr. Sherman rose to state that he
was authorized to say that the house
of representatives had received Cuban
petitions filling a large box.
Mr. Hale here precipitated a contro
versy by saying that senators were
familiar with the methods employed in
getting up petitions. He did not know
whether it was the case in this matter,
but he presumed they were all on print
ed heads, sent out from one source.
They represented no spontaneous pub
lic sentiment from ' the country at
largo, but were the emanations of
agencies at New York and Washington.
It was doubtless part of a deliberate
plan to influence sentiment.
Mr. Morgan passed the petitions to
Mr. Hale, and asked the latter to ex
amine them and see if any fraud had
been committed.
"Does my colleague (Hale) know of
a remonstrance against Cuba?" asked
Mr. Frye.
"Yes," said Mr. Hale, "I have hun
dreds of letters from leading business
men." "I am not talking about let
ters," said Mr. Frye. "I regard letters
as much more important than peti
tions," declared Mr. Hale, "and they
give the view of conservative men."
Mr. Morgan referred contemptuously
to those "business men" who were in
the habit of trying to defeat legisla
tion by private letters to senators. The
senator next referred to Minister Du
puy de Lome's statement received from.
Secretary Olney by the committee. This
was the signal for further sharp ques
tions from Mr. Hale. He said this
statement needed explanation, even at
this late day, and he referred to the
conflict between Mr. Lodge and Mr.
Sherman as to the minister's state
' Mr. Sherman interrupted to say that
Mr. Hale was not correctly stating the
circumstances of the receipt of the min
ister's statement,, and when Mr. Hale
persisted, Mr. Sherman added that he
would not be led into a wrangle. :*;•-•
Mr. Morgan went on to say that the
Spanish minister's statement had been
drawn out by Spain's desire to delay
action in congress. Spain feared the
United States would get in a tantrum.
The Spanish minister therefore sent a
memorial to Secretary Olney, and the
latter sent it to the senate committee.
He (Morgan) had sent to the secretary
requesting authority to make public
the minister's statement. Mr. Olney
answered* that he had conferred with
the Spanish minister, and the latter
had no objection to its .use.
Here Mr. Morgan appealed to the
chair and declared if Mr. Hale con
tinued his interruptions he (Morgan)
would call him order.
Mr. Chandler added to what Mr.
Morgan said as to the Insurgent capi
tal that it had an actual existence and
that the Spanish troops had not been
able to take It.
"No," said Mr. Morgan, "Gomez and
Maceo have come nearer taking Ha
vana than the Spanish have to taking
the Insurgent capital."
Mr. Morgan referred to the "grim
tragedy beneath the theatrical effect,"
mentioned by the minister. When the
senator read the minister's criticism on
the insurgent methods of burning cane
fields, he added that It was a recog
nized right of war to destroy and burn
property in order to cripple the enemy.
"It was done on both sides during
our civil war," interjected Mr. Sher
Mr. Morgan proceeded to read from
the Spanish minister's statement and
commented on it as he went along.
The statement said the insurgents had
no fixed place of organization, being
driven from place to place. The sen
ator asked, what permanent place
our continental congress held during
the revolution. It was driven about
and when the British burned Washing
ton, in 1814, the members of our con
gress were refugees in Virginia, and
yet the Spanish minister raised the
point that struggling people must have
a permanent capital. As a matter of
fact.the senator insisted, the insurgents
i had a capital, as was shown by reports
j from newspaper correspondents,
i Mr. Hale interrupted to ask if Mr.
j Morgan really credited the correspon
i dent who claimed to have located the
j nebulous insurgent capital.
"I supposed," responded Mr. Morgan
warmly, "that I was to address the
t senate, but I find I am here as a sort
i of school child in a kindergarten, to
; submit to the questioning of the sen
ator from Maine."
"It is not my fault," proceeded Mr.
! Hale, "that the senator is put in the
I position of a school child in a kinder
garten." ;: -
I After completing the Spanish mm•
-• ister statement, Mr. Morgan pointed
I out that Mr - Hale's speech, in defense
i or Spain, was based on a statement of
i Premier Castello, which statement Mr.
Morgan alleged had now been repudi
ated by the Spanish premier. The sen
! ator added that it was clear Mr. Hale
had no sympathy for these Cuban ne
groes, and doubtless he would not care
Jiff, \u n^fl° es of the United States
ff~i ? th A e ?l d not vote the Republican
ticket. At this point Mr. Morgan Yield
ed, not having completed his remarks,
and at 4:30 the senate adjourned.
I —
| It Will Be Sake. lp by the House
Tomff!*row Afternoon,
j WASHINGTON, March 16.-This be
ing the third Monday of the month
was suspension day in the house under
the rules. A resolution was adopted di
recting the secretary of war to make
! a survey and estimate of the cost of
i a breakwater at Marquette bay. A
I bill was also passed granting to the C
B. & Q. and the Atchison & Nebraska
, railroads right of way through the Sac
j and Fox Indian reservation. A bill was
: passed authorizing the construction of
a wagon and foot bridge across the
Chattahoochee river, at Columbia,
unanimous consent was granted, at the
request of Mr. Hitt, chairman of the
committee on foreign affairs, to take
up the resolutions censuring Ambassa
dor Bayard for his speech at Boston
England, and Edinburgh, Scotland on
Wednesday, at 1:30 p. m. In answer to
a question from Mr. McCreary, Mr.
Hitt gave assurance that ample time
would be allowed for debate.
Without division the Oklahoma home
stead bill was passed by the house,
with an amendment offered by Repre
sentative Culberson suspending the
public land laws in Greer county, Tex
as, today decided by the supreme court
to be part of the public domain.
C. W. Stone, chairman of the commit
tee on coinage, moved to suspend the
rules and pass a bill prescribing pun
ishment for mutilating coins and for
altering or passing mutilated or light
ened coins. The bill was passed. A
bill to withdraw from the United States
: supreme jurisdiction of criminal cases
not capital was defeated. Bills to di
j vide the Southern judicial district of
j California and to provide for the dis-
I posal of abandoned townsites in Okla
! homa were passed, and at 4:15 the
house adjourned.
Communication Which llhm CnuKetl
So Much Comment Made Public.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— The statement
i of the Spanish side of the Cuban case, as made
j by Senor Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish mm;
-; ister, to which considerable reference has been
| made in the debate on Cuba, was today read
:in the senate by Senator Morgan. Senor
j de Lome, after explaining why it Is that the
j Spaniards have been unable to conquer the
I insurgents, and why they were not able to
i prevent the raid on Havana, states that "peace
j can only be attained by the constant persecu
: tion of the bands by preventing them from
! establishing themselves In any part of the !
Minister de Lome calls attention to the fact
that the insurgents have no seat of govern
ment, and says their constitution was adopted
only for the purpose of getting It printed in
the New York papers. He says the movements
of the troops are largely directed by the New
j York junta, composed largely of citizens of
! the United States. ■ „
In conclusion, the minister says: "It is the
I opinion of everybody that the main body of
i insurgents, which Is in a critical condition,
i will soon be dealt with, but that if an increase
of the Spanish army in Cuba is necessary it
can be easily supplied from Spain."
AVashineton JottiiiKN.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— Congressman
Kiefer was before the committee on invalid
pensions this morning and made an argument
in favor of his bill for the relief of Mrs. Char
lotte A. Van Cleve, of Minneapolis.
, Senator Davis today secured a favorable
report on his bill providing a salary of $2,000
' for the messenger of the United States dis
i trict court of appeals for the district of Minne
; sota.
Samuel Hill, Minneapolis, arrived here to
' day.

Thinks Kiefer Is All Right.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— State Senator
Pottgieser, of St. Paul, is in Washington, and
j has in his possession the letter which Repre-
I sentative Kiefer Bent to F. C. Stevens, pre
-1 vious to the Fourth district congressional con
j vention of 1894. Col. Kiefer is perfectly will
ing that the. letter should be published. Mr.
[ Pottgieser Is of the opinion that the opposition
j to Col. Kiefer will melt away, and that he will
be renominated.
Must Distribute the Seeds.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— senate joint
resolution directing the secretary of agricul
[ ture to purchase and distribute seeds, as has
been done in preceding years, has become a
law without the president's signature, the
resolution not having been returned to con
gress within the constitutional ten days' limit.
Secretary Morton refused to carry out the old
law, and vigorously opposed the passage of
: the present more mandatory act.
Rig Land Decision.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— case of the
United States versus the State of Texas, in
volving the ownership of Greer county, was
decided in . the supreme court today In favor
of the United States. Justice Harlan handed
down the opinion. The case Involves 1,500,000
acres. . . , . .••.-.-.■
Relief Bill Introduced.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, March 16.-Mr. Fletcher to
day Introduced a bill for the relief of Charles
I Trowbridge, George D. Walker and John A.
j Trowbridge, of Minneapolis. The bill Is to
1 correct their record, and provides for payment
I due them on account of their rank In the navy.
y _ : y ' i..
Sixteen of the Crew and the Mail*
and Specie on Board Were
LONDON, March 16.— The British
steamer Matadi, which sailed from
Sierra Leon on Feb. 5, has been totally
destroyed at Boma by an explosion of
gunpowder. The whole fore part of the
Matadi was blown into the air, and
forty persons were killed, including a
missionary named Hawk and his wife.
It has been learned that the explo
sion occurred at Boma on March 7.
Boma, or Bomma, is on the Congo river
only about fifty miles from its mouth.
Twenty-two of the Matadi's crew, two
passengers and sixteen native laborers
were killed. ' Sixteen of the crew es
caped without serious . injury. The
Matadi had on board ten tons of gun
powder, a quantity which sufficiently
accounts, for the disastrous effects of
the explosion. The malls and the spe
cie which were on board were saved.
The victims of the accident were asleep
at the time of the disaster. The offi
cers of the steamer escaped,
Flying- Squadron Compelled to Seek
Shelter From the Storm.
LONDON, Maxell Terrible gales
have occurred today in the West of
England and Ireland. -The force of the
wind and waves was such that the
piers at Liverpool have been washed
over and flooded. Several derelicts
and disabled vessels have been towed
into the Mersey. The ship canal has
been made unnavigable by the storm,
and the walls of the .canal were se
verely tried by the wash of the waves.
The flying squadron, which was the
center of so much attention a few
weeks ago, had to , make for Queens
town for a harbor, in some distress,
the , vessels of the squadron having
shipped large quantities of water. :No
serious damage. resulted to any of these
ships, however. ; '£>?■? *.
The British Advance in Egypt " Is
Scheduled for Next Wednesday.
CAIRO, March 16.— , first troops
to leave for the Dongola "expedition
will go on Wednesday, if the trans
port vessels are ready. The Third,
Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh,
Twelfth and Thirteenth battalions are
already at Assouan, Wady Haifa or
Korasko. The Fifth and Sixth bat
talions go from Cairo, and also the
newly formed Fourteenth battalion,
composed of picked Soudanese troops.
The Staffordshire, is the only one at
present ordered to the front, but the.
Connaught rangers are to be med
ically examined today. It is now af
-1 firmed that Sir Herbert Kitchener
. does not lead the expedition, but that
j the commander will be sent out by
', Lord Wolseley.
There is a strong 1 force of dervish-,
ers at Dongola. The intelligence de
! partment hears that two strong bod-
I ies of dervishers . are marching on
Kassala. If it falls, Suaklm will be
placed In great danger.
The khedive of Egypt is- taking the
j -liveliest interest in the Nile expedi
| tion, and has ordered that all of the
; officers who are to take part ln the
expedition shall call at the palace be
' fore starting to the front. It is now
| announced that Sir H. F. Kitchener,
\ brigadier general . in the Egyptian
forces and brevet colonel in the Brit
! ihs army, will command the expedi
tion. A battery of Maxim guns has
been ordered to proceed to Wady
Japan Has Decided to Spend jjtiO,
--000,000 in Building Moedrn War
Ships. ■• j ,'•
WASHINGTON; -March 16. — Evi
dences of great activity, political and
commercial, in "the - affairs of Japan,
China and the -.countries of the far
East come to the 'legation here. As a
result- of Japan's prosperity,- brought
about by the successes In the war with
, China, that country has not only, de
| termined to largely increase her navy,
I but also to establish commercial
J steamship lines- connecting the- United
States with Japan,' The Japanese par
liament has passed - a naval appropri
ation bill giving $20,0*J0,000 for the sin
gle-item of new. wardships.
Events In Corea have caused intense
j excitement in. : Japan 'of late, so much
| so that the emperor prorogued parlia
; ment in order to, allow the popular
I feeling to subside. The condition in
I Corea is critical, and. may bring seri-
I ous results at any time. A sensation
! al climax was reached recently, when
a mob representing the element fa
j vorable to the king seized two of the
i cabinet ministers thought to favor the
- Japanese and chopped off their heads.
Austria In on It.
' VIENNA. March l*2-4ln the reichsrath to
day a resolution was adopted that the govern
ment ofTer active support to efforts which may
■ be initiated by other governments with the
view of fixing the valite of gold and silver by
i international agreement. . ..-•'••
Peters Has Resigned.
BERLIN, March' 16.— Di\ Peters has resigned
the chairmanship of the colonial society, and
has requested the * foreign office to Institute
an Inquiry Into his conduct while German Im
perial commissioner In Africa.
Will Ask Russian Aid.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 16.— The impres
; sion is current here that King Menellk will
ask Russia to mediate between Abyssinia and
Italy. .'.:?•:• -*?**"
Ellen Terry;*' -Sister Dead.
LONDON, March i&y-The death of Mrs.
, Morris, sister of Ellen. Terry, the well-known
i actress, is announced, _ j
No Mercy! , for Pr -r de.
Special to the Globe,!* J
BRAINERD. .Minn.f. March 16.— Judge Hol
land today denied; the {motion of Leon B.
j Lum in behalf .of- Joan Pryde for a bill ot
j exceptions with which- to go to the supreme
: court on a question if whether previous
, good character and the" pica' cf guilty can
be taken into consideration as exceptional
circumstances In order to have sentence re
duced to life imprisonment.
President Will Soon Make Public
His Refusal to Be a Third-Term
WASHINGTON, . March 16.—Secre
tary Carlisle Is a candidate for the
presidential nomination at Chicago,
and a public announcement to that ef
fect will soon be made by one of the
secretary's close friends In' the senate.
This announcement, however, will not
be made until President Cleveland has
formally stated his purpose not to per
mit his name to be used in the con
vention In connection with a third
term. It Is learned that the president
has fully decided upon this course,
and it is expected that he will make
known his determination within a
short time.
Although Secretary Olney's name
has been considered with favor by
Democratic leaders, it Is known that
he does not desire the nomination. It
is undoubtedly true that Mr. Carlisle's
candidacy will have the support of
Mr. Cleveland and the members of
the cabinet. He will go before the
convention as the representative of the
"sound money" views of the admin
istration. His friends, in conducing
the canvass for Mr. Carlisle's nomina
tion, will urge that it be made upon
a sound money platform, and, if h-*
--be successful at Chicago, will then
make this Issue prominent in the cam
paign leading up to the November
Representative Patterson, of Ten
nessee, has received from Secretary
Carlisle the following letter in re •
sponse'to ex-Speaker Crisp's declara
tion that silver had received unfriend
ly treatment at > the secretary's hand:
Washington, D. C, March IG, 1896. —
; Josiah Patterson, House of Representatives—
My Dear Sir: Your favor of Feb. 17 was
duly received, and ought to have been an
swered at once, but the pressure of official
business has compelled me to delay a re
sponse until now. You ask me to "state
fully how I, have dealt with the silver cur
rency since my Incumbency of the office of
secretary of the treasury, and whether I '
have, in dealing with the abject, discredited
silver?" ?y„ . :
In answer to your question, I can only say
that in all the operations of the treasury de
partment during my administration of its
affairs the legal tender gold and silver coins
of the United States have been treated pre
cisely alike, except that greater efforts have
been made to keep silver coin in circulation
than have been made to keep gold coin in
circulation. The amount paid out by the ;
department In sliver coins and silver certifi- !
cates greatly exceeds the amount paid out '
in gold coins _ and gold certificates, and in
no instance has the least discrimination been
made against silver or Its paper representa
tive. In no Instance has sliver or silver cer
tificates been refused in payment of a debt
or demand due the government, and In no In
stance has the government refused to pay sil
ver coins or silver certificates in discharge of
its obligations when the holders of the obli
gations demanded or requested such pay
When United States notes or treasury notes
are presented for redemption, gold is paid If
It Is demanded, and If sliver is demanded,
sliver is paid. Thus, the coins of the two
metals are treated exactly alike in making
payments by the government, as well as in
the discharge of debts due to the government.
It has always been the policy of the treas
ury department to encourage the use of sil- !
ver to the largest possible extent, and in or- i
der to accomplish this, standard silver dol
lars will be sent by express at the expense
of the government to any one who will de
posit an equivalent amount In silver certifi
cates or in treasury notes of 1890, with the
United States treasurer or any assistant
treasurer, or with a national bank depository,
and subsidiary silver coins will be sent by
express at the expense of the government to
any one who will deposit with such officers
or banks any kind of United States currency
or national bank notes; but gold is not sent
to anybody free of charge.
In August, 1893, there was a great and un- j
usual demand in nearly every part of the \
country for cuirency of small denominations, !
and In its attempts to supply this demand,
the treasury department paid out, in defray
ing the -expenses of the government and in
exchange for other forms of currency, all the
silver that could be lawfully used for these
purposes, so that for a short period it was.
compelled to suspend payment in standard
silver dollars except in the. redemption of
silver certificates and treasury notes of 1890.
The law authorizing the issue of silver cer
tificates upon deposits of silver provides that
"the coin deposited for or representing the I
certificates -shall be retained in the treasury* !
for the payment of the same on demand." "
It ii therefore plain that whenever the
amount of silver dollars in the treasury does
not exceed the amount of silver certificates |
outstanding, the secretary of the treasury :
cannot, without a violation of law, pay out ■
such silver except for the redemption of cer- :
tificates. At such times he has no more right ;
to exchange silver dollars. for gold than he j
has to pay them out in any other manner. \
But there is also another fund in the treasury j
which is required by law to be held for a
different purpose. It consists of the bullion !
and the standard silver dollars coined from j
the bullion ' purchased under the act of July ;
14, 1890. That act provides for the purchase !
of silver bullion at the market price and the
Issue of treasury, notes In payment for It, and
It also declares that "no greater nor less
amount of such notes shall be outstanding at
any time than the cost of the silver bullion
and the standard, silver dollars coined there
from, then held In the treasury purchased by
such notes." .•-.-. .y ,
' Under this provision the secretary Is re- i
quired to keep in the treasury, at all times, ! :
an amount of silver bullion, at Its cost price, j
and in. standard silver dollars, coined from
the "purchased bullion, exactly equal to the
amount. of treasury notes outstanding, and he
cannot, therefore, lawfully use such standard
silver dollars except for the redemption and
cancellation of treasury notes.
, My letter to the United States senate, upon
which Mr. Crisp's statement seems to have
been based, was written on the 17th day of \
August, 1893, and at that lime there was no I
free silver In the treasury: that Is, there were !
no standard silver dollars In the treasury ex- I
cept such as the law required to be held for
the redemption of silver certificates and the '
treasury notes of 1890, and these redemptions !
were made at all times during that month and l
every other month when these forms of cur- j
rency were presented. During the month of |
August, 1893, treasury notes to the amount of
$1,273,287 were redeemed In sliver, and can
celled, and since the first day of August, 1893,
the total amount of such notes redeemed in
silver and cancelled Is $10,583,722.
Prior to my administration of the affairs of
the department none of these notes had been
redeemed In silver or cancelled. Since the
beginning of this administration, nearly $110,
--000,000 In gold has been procured in exchange
for other forms of currency. • Of this amount
$8,915,812 has been procured In exchange for
silver coin and $10,329. 330 in exchange for sil
ver certificates. The department has never
refused to exchange silver for gold when It
had silver that could be lawfully used for that
purpose, and If It had so refused I am wholly
unable to -see 'how It could be considered a
discrimination against silver. " Is a refusal to
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pay out gold ln exchange for silver a discrimi- !
nation against gold? If not, it of course fol- j
lows that a refusal to pay out sliver for gold Is
not a discrimination against silver.
In response to your verbal inquiry concern
ing the coinage of standard silver dollors dur
ing the present administration, you are • ad
vised that it amounts to the sum of $6,662, 000
up to the 15th day of this month, while the
whole amount of such dollars coined In this
country from the establishment of the mint in
1792 up to February, 1878, a period of eighty
six years, was $8,030,000. ; —J. G. Carlisle.
Hud Things Pretty Much His Own i
Way in the Primaries.
NEW YORK. March 16.— Republican
primaries were held in each of the
1,392 election districts of this city to
night, and the results show victories
for Thomas C. Piatt in most of the
districts. The primaries . were held for
the purpose of electing delegates to
assembly district conventions which
will elect delegates to the state con
vention and congressional district
convention, where the delegates to the
national convention will be chosen.
The indications are that William
Brookfield and Gen. G. McCook will
be sent to St. Louis as delegates from
the Fifteenth congressional district.
They both assert that they are for
Morton for president, but have a strong
leaning for McKinley. In the Twenty
ninth district the delegates are for
Morton on a first choice, but are di
vided between McKinley and Reed for
second choice. T. C. Campbell claimed
he would be chosen as a delegate to
St. Louis from the Fourteenth con
gressional district, but the followers
of Congressman Quigg and Abe Gru
ber said there was no doubt but these
would be chosen.
Both Are Captured hy the McKinley
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., March 16.
— O. K. Anderson, of Douglas county
and Charles H.Taylor, of Barron coun
ty, were chosen district delegates to
the St. Louis convention from the
Tenth district. They were ' instructed
for McKinley. ....
MILWAUKEE. Wis., March 16.—
The Fourth congressional district to
day elected William Gueders and Jul
ius E. Rober as delegates to St. Louis,
and E. J. Lindsay and William Graf
as alternates, and adopted a resolu
tion in favor of Maj. William McKin
ley for president.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 16.— At
the Republican city convention today
William G. Rauschenberger was nom
inated for mayor, W. J. Fiebrantz for
comptroller and C. W. Mllbrath for
city treasurer.
Two for Morton. .
LITTLE FALLS, N. V., March IC.-The
Twenty-fifth district Republican congressional
convention was held here today. Albert Story,
of Llttlo Falls, and F. G. Weaver, of Utlca,
were chosen delegates to the St. Louis con
vention, and David H. Burrell, of Little Falls
presidential elector. Resolutions instructing
for Morton were unanimously adopted.
Morton Has* No Cinch.
BUFFALO, March .16.— Six assembly dis- !
tricts of Erie county held conventions today
to choose delegates to the Republican state
convention. In three districts Morton dele
gates were chosen, and in three MeKinley
ones were successful. , '■:.•/.'-■' cy
One of the Members Who Appeared
Before Pacific Roads Committee.
WASHINGTON, March 16.— Several
members of congress interested In the
Sioux City & Pacific railroad appeared !
before the house committee on Pacific
railroads today. Representatives Meik
lejohn, Perkins, Fletcher and Towne, of
Minnesota, were prepared to speak. It
was the request of these members that
the committtce Include provisions for I
the building of this branch, in any gen- I
eral bill it may report. -Several ques- !
tions were asked upon the right of con- I
gress to divert the sinking fund to such
a purpose, but Mr. Meiklejohn contend
ed that the sinking fund was already
invested in railroad bonds which would
bring $15,000,000 if sold in the New York j
market, and that the proposition was j
merely to invest $4,000,000 in Sioux City
Congressman Fletcher was also be
fore the eommitttee and delivered an
argument in favor of the bill providing
for the construction of the Duluth &
Sioux Falls branch of the Northern Pa
A Terrible Death.
CHICAGO, March 16.— J. J. Colvln. a prom
inent manufacturer of galvanized iron cor
nice, met a terrible death today while su- :
prelntending some work on the new station of I
the Lake street elevated road. While stand- i
ing on a temporary scaffold, between the two j
tracks, an east-bound train struck the end !
of the projecting plank, and the man was '
hurled into the street below, a distance of ■
forty feet. He was almost instantly killed. ;
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Scottish Biters in Reunion.
YANKTON, S. D.';*. March 16.— The annual \
reunion of Scottish Kite Masons of South Da- i
kota Is in session here . today. About 200
are present. The session, will occupy four ,
days, during which degrees will be conferred
upon nearly 100 aspirants from other portions
of the state. Masons from Washington, Min
neapolis. Fargo, Omaha and Chicago are in
attendance. .
Wants '. *l*r,,oo«> for Lost Sight.
Special to the Globe.
PIERRE, S. D.. March IC— Frank Thomas j
and wife, of this city, have begun suit |
against the Chicago & Northwestern railway \
for $25,000 damages. Several years ago I
Thomas was an employe of the road, and
met with an accident which resulted in total
blindness for him.
Mankato Wants the Sheriffs-.
Special to the Globe.
ST. PETER. Minn., March 16.— The Minne
sota Sheriffs' association has been invited
to hold Its next convention in Mankato.
President J. H. Block received the invita
tion from the Mankato Commercial club.
Cars Continue to Run.
ST. CLOUD. Minn.. March 16.— The matter
of continuing the operation of the electric
street car line ln this city came- up in court i
this morning, and satisfactory arrangements i
were mode whereby the receiver, - E. E. >
Clarke, is to continue running cars.
■Wreck on the Great Northern.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., March 16.-A
freight, wreck on the Great Northern at :
Orvllla derailed five cars of copper and bull- I
ion last night. A broken Journal was the
cause. Nineteen ears were badly damaged.
The wreck caused a blockade from 10 last
night to 5 this morning.
Fifteen-Year Sentence.
- FLANDRAU. S. D.. March 16.— Judge
Jones, of the Second judicial circuit, held an
adjourned term of court here and sentenced
Jim Smith to fifteen years' imprisonment In
the .penitentiary at Sioux Falls, being one
of the parties connected with the Erlckson
Elevator and Grain Gone.
Special to the Globe. : *^-' v
•CHATFIELD. Minn., March 16.— The local
elevator and 3,500 bushels ■of grain were
burned at noon today. . Loss, $3,500. It was
owned by Parsons Bros., of Dodgo Center.
Amount of Insurance unknown.
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* Assault Not Proved.
Special to th; Globe.
CALEDONIA. Minn., March 16.— case
of Prof. R. C. Turner vs. Henry Mueller, for
assault and battery at Brownsville, Minn.,
March 4, 1596, was heard before H. Wheaton,
Esq., and terminated in favor of defendant.
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A Sensational Terniiuntian of a
Church Entertainment nt Grand
Special to the Globe.
17.— The Delhi Roller mills, located on
the west .Ide of the Redwood river,
within the city limits, and valued at
$20,000, were totally destroyed by fire
shortly after 11 o'clock tonight. Tha
alarm was first turned in about 10:45.
At that time the fire had already made
rapid headway, and when the Ore de
partment arrived on the ground, fifteen
minutes later, the building was com
pletely enveloped in flames. The sea
soned timber was excellent fuel, and
half an hour after the alarm the build
ing and fixtures were leveled to the
ground. . The mill was built In 1870, by
Cook & Sons, and was the first one on
the Redwood river. It was remodeled
In 1880, by ' Baker & McMillan, and
again In 1892, by O. W. McMillan &
Co. Two months ago McMillan & Co.
assigned, on account of duplicate paper
held by the Chase National Bank of
New York, and the insolvent Citizens'
Bank, of this city. At the same time
all Insurance on the mill was canceled
by the insurance companies, and the
burning tonight left the creditors'
claims not worth ten cents on the dol
lar. The fire was of Incendiary origin
undoubtedly, as it originated in a place
where there was no fire or friction.
Two weeks ago some person malic
iously cut to pieces the largest belt in
the mill. Raker Brothers, the present
lessees had about $1,000 insurance on
the grain and flour stored in the build
Catholic Entertainment nt Grand
Fork* Stopped Sensationally.
Special to the Globe.
GRAND FORK'S, N. D., March 16.-Tonight
the Metropolitan opera, house was filled with
a large audience to witness an entertainment
by the pupils of St. Joseph's school, East
Grand Forks. Father Hendricks and Father
Kavanagh, of Winnipeg, were announced for
speeches. At the opening Father Hendricks
appeared before the curtain and announced
that Bishop Shanley had forbidden him lidd
ing an entertainment outside of his diocese.
Father Conway, of St. Michael's church, has
a meeting on at the same place Tuesday
night, and this sudden stoppage of the meet
in--; tonight has caused no end of comment.
Father Hendricks says he is simply obeying
orders from his superior. Father Conway
said that he received a telegram from him
regarding the matter, but rather than use it
publicly he allowed the meeting to be tailed
and closed. The closing of the meeting to
night caused considerable comment, and. ac
cording to the reports at hand, it may dis
rupt the churches in the two cities.
Attempt of a Mitchell "Hum to Kill
... Himself Was a Failure.
Special to the Globe.
MITCHELL, S. D., March 16.—Not
withstanding the fact thai William
Knowles, in attempting suicide her*
Saturday, shot a large hole entire!]
through his head, the ball enterim*
the right tempi.- and coming out just
in front of the left ear, he is recover-
Ing fast, and the doctors have ever]
reason to believe he will live. H*
was rendered blind, the optic n»rv»
having been severed.
Settling- the Trust's Affairs-.
GRAND PORKS, N. I).. March 16.— Judg«
Jobs M. Cochran, the attorney Tor the North
Dakota Milling association, goes to St. Paul
this week, where he will meet Master Mont
gomery, who will take testimony in several
suits that were brought by former customers
of the milling association for breach of con
tract. When the association assigned, about
a year ago. there were a large number o!
unfilled orders on the books, and suits were
brought by the dealers who failed to receive
their shipments. As soon as their cases can
be disposed of the work of setting up the
affairs of the association will commence, and
the transfer of the milling association's prop
erty will be made to the pwrrhsaisg cred
itors, and. In all probability, will be < -niiplei.
Ed by the loth of May next.
Ball Team tor Winona.
WINONA. Minn., March 16.— A. Imbe-s.
who has organized and will manage a Winona
ball club this year, will come here from
Mankato the first of the month. He has
signed nearly all the players, and promises
a crack team. Hanson and Klannery are
the only Winoiiians that will be In It at the
start, all the others being outsiders. Neat
uniforms of gray with blue trimmings and
stockings and caps to match have been or
dered. No playing schedule has yet been ar
ranged, but It Is expected to have a number
of games with outside clubs during the sum
Bleed Man Charged Willi Arson.
Special to the Globe.
GRAFTON. N. D.. March 16.— A man by the
name of Tubbs was brought In ' from Park
River and lodged In jail here today. On the
night of the -"Ist of last November flre was
set to a valuable barn belonging to William
Coulter, of Medford township, this county.
The barn burned to the ground, together with
twelve horses, many cattle, 1.700 bushels ot
grain and several hundred dollars' worth of
machinery. Tubbs. a former hired man of
Coulter, who had trouble with his employer,
was suspected, but was not captured until
North Dakota'-* League Clubs.
GRAND FORKS. N. D.. March 16.— The
second biennial convention of the Young
Men's Republican League of North Dakota
has been called to meet at Jamestown May 5,
at 10 a. in., and will continue In session un
til Its business is completed. The ratio cf
representation will be three delegates at
large from each Republican league and three
delegates from each college or high school
Republican league.
Two Yearn the Penalty.
FARGO, N. D., March 16.— E. P. Clarke, an
aged man of Chicago, very highly connected,
was today sentenced to serve two years In the
penitentiary at Sioux Falls, S. D., by Judge
Thomas, .in the United States court, for as
sault on a twelve-year-old girl at Fort Totten,
N. D.
He Assaulted a Salvationist.
Special to the Globe.
ALBERT LEA. Minn.. March IC— For an
saulting Drummer Olson, of the Salvation
Arm "ror" Harbor* was today given forty
da- >'ty JaiL

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