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Fair ami Colder.
Wisconsin Delegation for McKinley.
Riot* in New York Conventions.
Trace in Manitoba School Fight.
Gates-Du llord Elopement.
PAGE 3. lj
Minnesota SaErasrists Meet. 'l
No License for Murphy's Place.
News of .Minneapolis.
Rumors That Weyler Will Resign.
Dairymen investigate Taberealasts.
Cycle Show ill Progress.
Championship Swimming Race*.
tine Society of the Revolution.
Douse Discusses Bayard Case.
France Backs Down in Egypt.
Bar silver, OS l-2c.
Cash Wheat In Chicago, (51 3-4 c.
Slight Losses Recorded in Stocks,
Seymour Will Not Obey Willi.*.
Metropolitan— Da usuterM of Eve, 8.15
Grand— Gentury Girl, 8.15.
City Hall— Assembly, 7.:50.
People's Church— Holmes Lecture, S.
SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Spree, New
York, tor Bremen.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Westernland, Ant
werp: sailed: Alsatia, Mediterranean ports.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Teutonic, Liverpool;
sailed: Patria, Marseilles; Germanic, Liver
pool: St. Paul, Southampton; Kensington,
BOULOGNE — Arrived: Spaarndain, New
York, for Rotterdam.
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: St. Louis.
MESSlNA— Arrived: Fuenrt Bismarck, New
MARSEILLES— Arrived: Britannia, New
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Waesland, Phila
delphia, Sailed: Belgenland, Philadelphia;
Britannic, New York.
There is no getting around it. Things
are going bicycles this season.
There will be no objection if Mr.
Quay asks leave to withdraw his can
Would Judge Caldwell become the
head of a ticket of which Tillman was
the tall?
J. C. S. Blackburn and St. John Boyle
will now resume getting their living by
hard knocks.
The Nicaraguan rebels seem not to
have taken a careful inventory of,
their artillery.
Indications are not wanting that the
dreibund is so strong that it will burst
its own bonds.
The dispatches passing between
Italy and Great Britain are too saccha
rine to be dignified.
The Wisconsin Republicans are for
McKinley, but they are not for bis
Columbus money plank.
Our Republican friends appear to
hate Mr. Bayard because he uses so
much unanswerable logic.
— ; _«». —
The Badgers yesterday packed the
presidential boom of John C. Spooner
in moth balls and labeled it 1000.
Very late reports indictate that Neb
raska will be behind ex-Senator Man
d< : -on with a pair of "cruel" boots.
The strike of Chicago's tailors doesn't
Beem to affect the apparel of that town.
Most of its clothes are ready-made any
"My Maryland" has gone into the
favorite son business, too. It will send
a delegation to St. Louis in support of
Gov. Lowndes.
The hardest thing Hon. Thomas C.
Piatt will have to do this year will be
to arise at St. Louis and move to make
it unanimous.
It is a singular oversight that Mc-
Kinley badges are not proposed to be
made, as in 1892, of "American Tin. on
American Steel."
Of course, it is not yet too late for
New England to size up the situation
and decline to present the name of
Thomas B. Reed.
It is strange that the British and the
Italians haven't long since made up
their minds to let the people along the
Kile govern themselves.
The people of Illinois are preparing
to jump from the frying pan into the
seething conflagration— from John P.
Altgeld to John R. Tanner.
Kansas has a lot of cruel politicians.
They are trying to drag Mary E. Lease
out of the pulpit and run her for at
torney general of that state.
Chicago is disappointed in Olga Neth
er, oh-:- kisses. It had been practicing
at her kind of kissing ever since the
palmy days of the world's fair.
The darkest horse sometimes makes
the best race. Not everything that is
being gloomed in the Democratic sta
bles has been shown on the track.
The meeting of "Bob" Follette and
Philetus Sawyer at the Wisconsin Re
publican convention yesterday was
not effusive in its mutual love and ad
A Wisconsin physician has reached a
queer conclusion. He has figured it out
that a man who has fallen 111 with
consumption got it from tobacco, which
he has used constantly for thirty-two
r^s&^s^^f^ _
M **.
Ex-Senator Sawyer Head* the List,
"With Hoard, Elliott and Stout
MILWAUKEE. Wis., March 18.—
When the Republican state convention
was called to order by Chairman Jones,
of the state central, the Academy of
Music was packed to the doors by del
egates and spectators, making the most
enthusiastic political gathering ever
hold in this city. Secretary Ewing an
nounced that there was not a contest
between any of the delegates, and the
reading of the list of delegates was
dispensed with. John J. Esch, of La
Crosse, a popular young Republican,
was chosen chairman of the conven
tion, amidst great applause. In ac
cepting the honor the chairman made
a rousing speech, in which he arraigned
the Democratic party and pleaded for
protection and Americanism in strong
terms. He eulogized McKinley and
spoke warmly of Davis, Morton, Reed
and Manderson. Mr. Esch's mention
of the various presidential possibili
ties was met with rounds of applause,
increasing from a moderate burst to a
wild demonstration for McKinley.
Men waved their hats and handker
chiefs and shouted themselves hoarse.
Mr. Esch attempted to go on, but had
to desist until the crowd had satisfied
its desire to honor the favorite of the
state. At the close of Judge Esch's
speech there was another demonstra
tion, not much less enthusiastic. Com
mittees on permanent organization and
resolutions were then named and the
convention took a recess.
On reassembling the committee on
permanent organization reported in
favor of making the temporary organi
zation permanent. The committee on
resolutions then made its report
through Walter L. Houser, of Mondovi,
who was frequently interrupted by ap
plause as favorite planks were in
dorsed. The resolutions were adopted
as read by a unanimous vote. The
platform adopted is as follows:
The Republicans of Wisconsin. in conven
tion assembled, renew their devotion to the
doctrine of protection. We believe in an ad
justment of tariff duties for the two-fold pur
pose of providing sufficient revenue to meet
the requirements of the government, and
to furnish reasonable and adequate protection
to American industries; a tariff both for rev
enue and protection. We also renew our al
legiance to the doctrine of reciprocity. We
favor, as a logical and beneficial result of
protective tariff laws, mutual trade arrange
ments with foreign countries that provide
for our manufacturers and producers a mar
ket for their surplus product, and. at the
same time, enable us to have from them
under. advantageous conditions, such articles
as they produce and we need to purchase.
The Republicans of Wisconsin are unyield
ing In their demand for honest money. We
are unalterably opposed to any scheme that
will give to thin country a depreciated or de
based currency. We favor the use of silver
as currency, but to the extent only and
under such restrictions that Its parity with
gold can be maintained.
H. C. Adams asked permission to pre
sent a resolution, and, having obtained
consent, Mr. Adams presented the Mc-
Kinley resolution, as follows:
The Republicans of Wisconsin recognize in
Hon. William McKinley. of Ohio, the most
distinguished champion of the Republican
policy of protection and reciprocity. We
honor him as the defender of a sound sys
tem of finance, and believe in him as a
type of tho best American citizenship in both
private and public life. We hereby express
to the delegates elected to the Si. Louis con
vention our judgment that they should use
all reasonable effort to secure his nomina
tion for the presidency.
The resolution was greeted with long
and continued applause, and was adopt
ed unanimously, and then the conven
tion decided that in making nomina
tions the congressional districts should
be called In numerical order, and that
each of the four delegates at large be
elected separately. At the call of the
Second district George Grimm arose to
nominate ex-Gov. Hoard, of Jefferson
county. A. E. Thompson, of Oshkosh,
of the Sixth district, nominated ex-Sen
ator Philetus Sawyer.
A motion to nominate ex-Gov. Hoard
and Mr. Sawyer by acclamation was
ruled out . of. order.. . The. nominations
were seconded by Henry Fink, of Mil
waukee, for Mi-. Sawyer, who was fol
lowed by Judge McCormick, of Rhine
lander, and L.. M. Bancroft, of Richland
The failure of the plan to nominate
Hoard and Sawyer by acclamation put
the convention into a funny predica
ment, and pitted Mr. Sawyer and Mr.
Hoard against each other, when they
were intended to go through together.
The vote resulted: Hoard 287, Sawyer
386. A motion to nominate Hoard by
acclamation was cried down, and he
was again placed in nomination, c"
C. Rogers, of the Fourth district, nom
inated Eugene S. Elliott, of Milwaukee.
Efforts were made by the followers of
both candidates to stampede the con
vention, but order was finally restored.
The ballot resulted: Hoard 408, Elliott
271. Maj. Edward Scofield, of Oconto
county, and Senator James H. Stout, of
Dunn county, were placed in nomina
tion. The ballot resulted: Elliott 673,
Scofield 5, Stout 1. The next ballot re
sulted: Stout 374, Scofield 304. The
delegates at. large are therefore Sawyer,
Hoard, Stout and Elliott.
The Delegates Chosen Favor a Union
of All Silver Men.
HUTCHINSON, Kan., . March 18.— the
surface, at least, peace and harmony prevailed
among a majority of the delegates to the state
Populist convention when Chairman John W.
Breidenthol, of the state central committee,
rapped the gathering to order here today. D.
C. Searcher, of Johnson, was made temporary
secretary, and Harris Kelly, of Barber county,
and C. B. Hoffman, of Dickinson, nominated
for temporary chairman. Hoffman was elected
and assumed (he gavel. While waiting for the
committee to report. ex-Congressman Jerry
Simpson, ex-Gov. Lewellyn and other leaders
made brief remarks, Lewellyn enthusing th«
audience to the -highest pitch. His reference
to Benjamin Tillman as "John the Baptist
crying- out in the wilderness, was cheered
again and again. - - , ■
The report of the committee on resolutions
put an end to further speechmaklng. The
convention unanimously, and without debate,
adopted the platform reported, which is along
the lines of the Omaha resolutions. It favors
free coinage at 16 to 1, independent of other
nations, and concludes with a denunciation of
the trial of citizens by injunction or contempt
proceedings without trial by Jury. After the
adoption of resolutions, the business of the
convention was quickly brought to a close.
The delegates elected to the national conven
tion at large are: Bx-Gov. Lewellyn, John W.
llreldenthal. W. A. Harris and Frank Doster.
Eighty-eight other delegates were chosen by
congressional districts. They are practically
solid for a union of all advocates of free silver
upon a common ticket, and are not decided
upon any candidate, profiling to await de
Fusion in North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N. C, March 18.— Republi
can state committee met hero today and de
cided unanimously to call the state conven
tion to meet here March 17 and 18. J. C.Logan
Harris, of Raleigh, promoter of the Russell
gubernatorial boom, and one of the leading
lusionists of the party, was elected secre
tary. A committee of five was named to con
fer with the Populists with a view to fusion.
Chairman Holton, James H. Young. H. E.
Grant, Senator Prltchard and Thomas Settle
were named as the committee.
A. P. A. Convention.
KANSAS CITY, March 18.— The state or
ganization of A. P. A. continued the annual
session here today. President J. A. Dearborn
and E. H. Allen, state secretary, were de
feated for re-election after a spirited contest.
The following are the new officers: Presi
dent, J. H. D. Stephens. St. Louis; secretary,
Edwin Upmeyer, St. Louis; vice president,
J. P. Hill, Springfield; secretary of state,
John Lyons, St. Louis; chaplain, L. 11. Cun
ningham, St. Louis.
Milwaukee Nominations.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 18.-At tho
Democratic city convention tonight the fol
lowing nominations were made: Mayor,
Glenway C. Maxon; comptroller, John R.
Wolf; treasurer, Jobst H. Buening.
Politienl Paragraphs.
FLORENCE, S. C, March 18.— The Sixth
congressional district convention was held
here today and delegates to St. Louis were
elected and Instructed for MeKlnlev.
MUSKEGON, Mich.— This county is the first
to select delegates to the state convention.
The delegates were instructed for McKinley.
MERIDIAN, Mass— Republicans of the
Fifth district today elected R. A. Simmons
and A. J. Hyde, McKinley delegates, to St.
HELENA. Mont.— Mantle has called the
state Republican convention to meet In
Butte May 11.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Gov. Clary today an
nounced his withdrawal from the senatorial
LAREDO, Tex.— At the congressional con
vention of the Republicans C. G. Brewster, of
Laredo, was nominated for congress to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of Congress
man Cram.
In the Semite He nnd Secretary
Smith on the Gridiron.
WASHINGTON. March IS.-Owing to the
indisposition of Mr. Mills, who had the floor
on the subject, the Cuban debate was not
continued today. An animated controversy
arose over the resolution of Sir. Cannon di
recting Secretary Smith to execute the law
for the public opening of the Uncompahre
Indian reservation, Utah. Mr. Cannon said
2,000,000 acres were involved, and he wished
this mandatory resolution to overcome the
delays of the secretary of the interior. There
was some disposition to cut off the debate,
but Mr. Wolcott protested that Cuba and the
Dupont case ought not to crowd out all other
subjects. Th^ new state of Utah, ought to
have a few minutes on a matter concerning
her Interests. The senate thereupon adopted
Mr. Cannon's motion to proceed with the con
sideration of his resolution.
Mr. Vest followed Mr. Wolcott in criticism
of the secretary's course. There was a time,
said Mr. Vest, when a cabinet officer who
violated a law -would be brought before the
bar of the senate. Mr. Vest said he had
protested personally to Secretary Smith, and
had told him the entire Western interest
would oppose his plan of a public auction to
bid in the lands, and that no Western man
would propose ii in congress. Thereupon
Secretary Smith answered that he would get
a friend from Georgia to Introduce it. "I am
sorry to nay," said Mr. Vest, "but there
seems to be a disposition on the part of the
present administration to treat the Western
people as if they did not know their own
rights and their own interests, and they
must be informed ex-cathedra from the East
in regard to what is best for them and
what should be done for them. Even the
president of the United States, lately on a
missionary occasion (laughter) spoke of the
West as a land of immorality and crime. He
stood with the ghastly light of the hell-holes
of the rum sellers of New York blazing upon
him. and cantingly said home missions
must be used to civilize and Christianize the
men who have left their homes in the civil
ized East and gone out amongst the moun
tains and valleys of that wild and woolly
West." (Laughter.)
Mr. Vilas followed Mr. Vest, and then at
2 o'clock Mr. Cannon's resolution was tem
porarily laid aside, and the Dupont case was
taken up, Mr. Thurston addressing the sen
ate In behalf of Mr. Dupont. He referred
to the speech of Mr. Vest, saying it dis
closed what felicity and harmony perennially
presides in the household of the Democratic
Among the bills passed was one for the re
lief of settlers on the Northern Pacific rail
road indemnity lands in Minnesota; and an
other authorizing the leasing of lands for
educational purposes in Arizona. The bill
granting to California ft per cent of the pro
ceeds of the sales of public lands In that
state At 5:03 p. m. the senate went into
executive session, and shortly afterwards ad
journed. ,
At Last One Agreed Upon by the
Special Subcommittee.
WASHINGTON, March 18.— The Nicaraguan
canal bill was agreed upon today by the sub
committee which has wrestled with the many
schemes introduced. Government control, with
possible ownership by the United States in
the future, is the vital principle of the bill,
which provides for the reorganization of - the
Maritime Canal company. The issue of bonds
may not exceed $100,000,000, the bonds to be
guaranteed by the United States and re
deemed at the pleasure of the government.
In consideration the United States receives
stock to an amount equal to the bonds is
sued. Four millions of stock Is to be issued
to the Nlcaraguan government, $1,500,000 to
Costa Rica and $7,000,000 to the canal com
pany for its work. The canal is to be built
by three engineers of the United States army.
The bill will be presented to the commrce
committee on Friday for its approval.
Test Case Growing Out of the Forest
Fires of 1894.
GREEN BAY, Wis., March 18.— The Soo
Railway company has settled the suit of John
Driscoll for $45,000 damages alleged to have
resulted from fires due to sparks from defend
ant's locomotives in the summer of 1894. The
losses aggregated hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The suit settled today was consid
ered a test case, a large number of similar ac
tions having been begun.
Silver Men Satisfied.
LONDON, March 18.— There was a big meet
ing this afternoon of the Bimetallic league.
Secretary McNeil said that the bimetalllsts
generally were satisfied with the debate In
the house of commons yesterday evening, as
by its vote the house had unanimously de
clared that bimetallism would be a great
benefit to Great Britain, and that an inter
national agreement was desirable.
Gov. Matthews 111.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 18.— Gov. Matthews
is painfully ill with laryngitis. He has not
been at his office in the capltol for several
days. This morning his condition was not so
reassuring as it has been.
Rumored Rebellion.
LIMA, Peru, March 18.— There are rumors
here that a rebellion has broken out in Bo
livia. ---".I.
Reed Thinks He Is Solid.
GLENCOE, Minn., March Capt A. H.
Reed, superintendent of the folding room at
the government printing office, is home on
thirty days' leave On his return he will be
accompanied by his family.
Georgia Reuabllcann.
SAVANAH, Ga., March 18.— The Chatham
county Republican convention today elected
McKinley delegates to the Georgia state con
St. Louis Convention Mill Be Called
Upon to Decide Who Was Really
NEW YORK, March 18.— In all the
congressional districts of this city, with
the exception of the Sixteenth," Repub
licans held conventions today for the
purpose of selecting delegates and al
ternates to the St. Louis convention.
Turbulence and confusion were the
chief characteristics in the Twelfth and
Fifteenth districts. In the Murray Hill
Lyceum, where the Twelfth district
convention was held, it frequently
looked as if only the presence of a
squad of policemen prevented a scene
of personal encounter between the op
posing factions favoring Morton and
McKinley. In spite of the claims of
Cornelius N. Bliss and Col. Cruger, the
anti-machine banner bearers, they were
defeated, but only after a stubborn
fight. Even then they would not ac
cept defeat, and under the leadership
of George Bliss their cohorts got to
gether and held an opposition conven
tion and elected, their own delegates.
In consequence of this action, there
will be a contest before the national
I The trouble began when James L.
! Stewart called the ■' convention to or
j der. He nominated W. H. Hoag for
.temporary chairman. George Bliss was
: on his feet In an instant, nominating
j Charles Peabody in opposition. With
out paying the least: attention -to Mr.
Bliss, Stewart put the question, and
Hoag was declared elected. For ten
minutes thereafter confusion reigned
supreme. Mr. Bliss denounced Stew
art's procedure In unmeasured terms,
but only those immediately around him
could hear a word he said. He finally
retired to the balcony above the main
hall and he was followed, it seemed,
by at least half of those in the con
| vention. Then he returned alone to
the main hall. The roll call was then
proceeded with amidst more or less
hooting, cheering and cat-calling, but
It was finally completed; '" A commit-
I tee on credentials' was then -appointed,
and the chairman -was directed to cast
! one vote for Howard Carroll and Thur
' low Reed Barnes, delegates.
The opposition held its election in the
gallery, with the following result, made
known by George Bliss: Delegates:
Cornelius X. Bliss and Col. S. H. R.
Cruger. Mr. Bliss said later: "We
shall certainly make a contest at the
national convention."
A scene of riot and disorder marked
the opening of the Fifteenth district
convention at Renwick hall. Over 1,000
excited men cheered, hooted and yelled
at each other, while Police Inspector
Cartwright, Capt. Dean, four sergeants
and one hundred patrolmen vainly en
deavored to restore order. The fight
was between the Piatt and Brookfield
factions. The candidates for national
delegates on the Piatt side were Joseph
Murray and David Friedsall. The
Brookfield faction had for candidates
Gen. C. H. Collis and Robert J. Wright.
All the delegates- known to be friend
ly to the Collis and Wright ticket were
asked to be on hand in the hall at 5
o'clock. The Piatt delegates did not
begin to arrive until after 7 o'clock, and
they were obliged to show their cre
dentials at the entrance down stairs.
At 8 o'clock W. R. Spooner jumped
on a chair and nominated E. S. Clinch
as temporary chairman. Spooner is a
Brookfield man, and the Piatt men at
once set up a howl. Inspector Cart
wright ordered the crowd back, but it
was no use. Mr. Clinch seized a gavel
and was pounding for order. Otto Wise
shouted that the proceedings were ir
regular and that Mr. Clinch had no
right to preside as temporay chairman.
The proper person to call the conven
tion to order was.. Isaac H. Newman.
Inspector Cartwrjght cleared a passage
and Mr. Newman ascended the plat
form. He called: upon James Degnan
to act- as, temporary chairman. Mr.
Degnan had a hard fight to reach the
platform, but- he finally managed to get
there with the assistance of the police.
Degnan had. a gavel, and the two tem
porary chairmen banged away for dear
life. Several times i Inspector Cart
wright threatened to clear the hall; and
at one time he was about to send out a
call for 100 more policemen. Mr. Mur
phy, for the Brookfield end of the meet
ing, made a pretense of calling the
roll, and Degnan' for the Piatt faction
did the same thing. Frank Raymond
was chosen chairman of the committee
on credentials for the Brookfield people,
and John McConattghy was selected
chairman by the Plait side. The racket
increased when both sides made their
temporary officers permanent. :
Frank Raymond moved that the roll
be called. The Plattites had their bal
lot box, and Chairman Degnan an
nounced that they would vote by bal
lot. Out of the 594 delegates the Piatt
faction claim that the opposition tick
et would be elected r by a two-thirds
vote of the 'entire delegation. It is not
likely that the vote .will be known until
tomorrow. The delegates were still
voting at midnight.
Gen. Collls and Commissioner Wright
are in favor of Levi P. Morton and will
be at the convention, but should his
name be withdrawn they will go- for
the Hon. William McKinley.
There was | also a split In the Thir
teenth district, two sets of delegates
being elected. Morton delegates were
elected in all other districts. In the
Thirteenth district, the Piatt faction
elected John Weber and Alexander Ma
son as delegates and the Brookfield
people elected Anson G. McCook and
William Brookfield.
Rumor Says the Italians Evacuated
It on Saturday Last.
LONDON, March 19.— rumor is current in
London that the Italians have evacuated Cas
sala Saturday. It is believed the report is
correct. '* - '.i ;,- - • ..-
Waiting to Attack.
ROME, March' IS.~A\ dispatch from Masso
wah says the dervishers are within two hours
of Cassala, and are awaiting Osman Digna's
arrival before atttaeking. Communication
with Adigrat has been cut off. Gen. Baldls
sera's endeavors to restore negotiations with
the Abyeslnnlan, Nevus Mcnelik, continue.
Big Convention at Aitkin Closed—
General News of the North
Special to the Globe.
WINNIPEG, Man., March Pre
mier Greenway has spoken, and an
other move in the Manitoba school
question has been made. In the legis
lature this afternoon Mr. Greenway
gave notice that tomorrow he would
move that the house adjourn until
April 16. The explanation of this move
furnished by recent events here and at
Ottawa is that the Manitoba govern
ment has consented to a conference
with the federal government, with a
view to ascertaining if there is a pos
sibility of arriving at a peaceable set
tlement of the school difficulty. Dele
gates of the federal government are
expected here in a few days. The re
sult of the deliberations will be re
ported to the legislature when It re
assembles a month-hence. It is learned
that the invitation for a conference was
received by Mr. Greenway early this
morning from Lieut. Gov. Patterson. A
caucus of government supporters was
held at noon and the course outlined
above was decided on, though all ar
rangements had been made for proro
gation tomorrow! It would appear from
the developments of today that the
members of the legislature are not in
a mood to make any material conces
sions to the minority at the dicta
tion of the Ottawa authorities. They
reluctantly consented to a conference
In the belief that Mr. Greenway could
be trusted not to surrender, but in
sisted on reviewing any arrangement
made. Hence the adjournment of the
legislature instead of prorogation.
Sixth District Immigration Conven
tion Ended.
Special to the Globe.
AITKIN, Minn., March 18.— The morning
session of the Sixth district immigration con
vention opened. today with a large audience
present and great interest manifest. The
opening address was that of Prof. Alvin
Braley, principal of the Aitkin high school,
and was on the subject of education in the
Sixth district. The professor is a master of
the subject, and - his remarks were listened
to with the greatest of interest. A. G.
Bernard, of the Grand Rapid Magnet, spoke
on the subject of timber and prairie farm
ing, and handled his subject to the delight of
all his hearers. Col. E. C. G. Ridley, of
Duluth, followed with a most entertaining
and instructive talk on the iron industry
of the Sixth district, on which subject he is
as well qualified to talk as any man in the
country. His address was exceedingly well
received, and was all too short to suit the
audience. The morning session was closed
with the address of Col. Grldley, and at the
afternoon session C. C. McCarthy, of Grand
Rapids, delivered an address on waterways
and power which showed deep study of his
subject. Warren Potter, of Aitkin, followed
on the resources of the Sixth district. Hon.
P. B. Groat, secretary of the state immigra
tion association, spoke very eloquently on the
best methods of securing assistance in carry
ing on Immigration work, and Judge Brownell
wound up the convention's final session with
a pleasing talk on the general objects of the
association. After adjournment a banquet
was given by the citizens of Aitkin. At the
conclusion of the banquet many toasts were
responded to by Judge Holland, Hon. John
L. Glbbs and other gentlemen, and finally
the delegates and our people parted with
mutual good will. The next session will
be at Grand Rapids, on June 23.
Aged Settler, Who Remembers La-
fayette, Dies.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn.. Harch 18.— Gardner W.
Stewart, of this city, died late yesterday at
the advanced age of ninety-flve years and
five months. He was an old settler here, and
held a high social position, and was greatly
esteemed by a vast number of friends. He
was born at Punbarton, N. H.. in 1800. In
1865 he moved West and settled at Plain
view, Minn., first, but two years later moved
to this city, which has been his home up to
the time of his death. He comes from a
long-lived race on both sides. He was sec
ond cousin to George Bancroft, the historian,
who also was born in ISOO.and lived to the age
of ninety years. His memory ran back to
the infant days of the requbllc, and fie was
able to recount many interesting events of
the lives and manners of the primitive Now
Englanders. He well remembered seeing
Lafayette on his memorable visit to this
country in 1824. He also saw the first steam
ship, Robert Fulton. He had been failing
for some three weeks before his death, his
illness being the result of a severe cold. Dr.
Stewart, a prominent Winona physician, is a
son of the deceased. A quiet funeral will be
held on Friday afternoon from the deceased's
recent residence.
State Legislator and Former Resi-
dent of St. Paul.
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Special to the Globe.
JORDAN, Minn., March 18.-Hon. F. J.
Vogel, representative to the state legislature
from Scott county, died of consumption at his
home at Lydla, seven miles east of this city,
yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be
held Thursday at 1 o'clock from his Lydla
residence. He was thirty-eight year of age,
twenty-two of which were spent in the city
of St. Paul, where he was born. During his
sixteen years* residence in this county he
held many offices of honor and trust. He
had built up a large mercantile business at
Lydla, and had many friends.
Alma Fire Victims Will Be Disin
terred and Examined.
Special to the Globe. .:.; ;,
WINONA, Minn., March 18.— The mystery
about the fatal burning of the Althaus family
at Alma : deepens. The rumors In regard to
there having been foul play, in spite of the
verdict returned by the coroner's Jury, are
growing continually stronger. It is now set
tled that the bodies will be disinterred and a
most careful examination be made. After
the fire a pocketbook, minus the funds, was
found near the house. It was known at tho
time that between one and two thousand dol
lars was In the possession of the family and
in their house on that fatal night. It seems
also strange that not one of the family were,
awakened by the smoke before they suffo
cated. '' '■ r
Democrats and Populists Combine to
Capture the Offices.
Special to the Globe. ,
ABERDEEN, S. D., March 18.— Populists
and . Democrats are working the citizens' tick
et scheme with a view of making a strong
bid for city offices which are to be filled at
PRICE TWO CENTS-! „»?.£££ »«} -NO. 79.
the biennial election next month. At a meet
ing tonight they decided to call the city con
vention for the nomination of candidates on
March 31. Caucuses are to be held the day
before. Retrenchment and reform will be
their watchword. A warm fight is assured.
Claim Made That Another Got the
Mlnnliik' Money.
DULUTH, Minn., March 18.— At the opening
of the Stuckey case today Judge Nethaway
moved for dismissal on the ground that the
state had not proved that Stuckey had taken
the money, and that, at any rate, the state
had not proved that he had appropriated.it
for his own use. Judge Niver denied the mo
tion. ;c
Then Stuckey went on the stand. Witness
stated that on Oct. 12, Bank President Hall
had told him he had to use $4, G00, and told" wit
ness he would give him a draft for that amaunt
on the Columbia National, of Minneapolis, so
witness entered the item on the books re
ferred to. Hall, however, failed to give him
the draft that afternoon, but witness said
nothing to him about it.
Monday morning witness counted the cash,
as was his custom. Neither he nor Hall said
anything about the draft all that day. Tuesday
morning Hall was there first and opened the
mail in which was the letter from the Minne
apolis bank calling his attention to the mis
take of $10 in listing his remittance of Satur
day. He acknowledged the mistake by the
words: "You are correct" indorsed on the
letter which he sent back. Nothing was said
by him or Hall about the $4,300 draft that day
or up to Wednesday noon.
Here the adjournment came.
Yet a Plea of Self-Defense I* Made
In a Cutting- Affray.
Special to the Globe.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.. March Jacob
Pulkinen, a Finlander, received eight stabs
from a butcher knife in the hands of John
Lane, at Lane's Trout lake ranch last night.
One of the stabs slashed the abdomen seri
ously, and it is likely to prove fatal. The
injured man was brought to the Ehle and
Russell hospital today. Lane is in the coun
ty jail. He claims Pulkinen entered his
ranch seemingly crazy, and that he acted in
South Dakota's Gas.
PIERRE, S. D., March 18.— The contractors
on the government artesian well at Cheyenne
agency have struck a flow of gas at a depth
of about 400 feet. This is an indication that
the area of the state In which natural gas
can be secured covers an extensive field, be
ing at least fifty miles long by twenty-five
In width. This has already been proven,
and further work might show that the gas
area is much larger. The theory of many is
that the main gas reservoir has never yet
been reached, the borings not going deep
enough, and that a well pushed down about
2,000 feet would strike a flow which would be
of great commercial value.
MeKinleyism in South Dakota.
CASTLEWOOD, S. D., March 18.— At the
Republican county convention held in Hazel
to nominate delegates to Huron and Aberdeen,
a strong McKinley sentiment was expressed.
YANKTON, S. D.— Yankton county Re
publican convention has elected its delega
tion to. the state convention. A majority of
the delegates are opposed to free silver, and
prefer McKinley for president. L. B. French
favors sound money, and is opposed to Pet
ABERDEEN, S. D.— The Republican county
convention elected twenty-four delegates to
Huron, pledged to support Harvey C. Jewett
for national delegates.
Another Estate in Holland.
Special to the Globe.
WASECA. Minn., March IS.— W. T. and
Henry Conkhite, draymen and stock buyers
in this city, believe that they are two of the
many heirs of the vast Conkhite estate which
baa lately come to light in Hol
land, and concerning . which many
newspaper, articles have appeared dur
ing the last month. They have opened cor
respondence with .. Holland bankers concern
ing the estate, and are looking up evidence
with a view of prosecuting their claim. The
estate, with accumulated interest, is said to
amount to over $40,000,000.
City Control Denied. -
HURON. S. D., March IS.— Judge Thomas,
of the United States court, denied the appli
cation of the city to have the Huron water
works system restored to the custcdy of the
city. This leaves the property in the hands
of John H. Miller, the receiver appointed
on application of the water works company
by the United States court several months
ago, and places the case in the federal court
on its merits. The derision practically an
nuls everything done in the case in state
Banks May Consolidate.
ST. CLOUD, Minn., March 18.— The stock
holders of two of the strongest banking in
stitutions in the state the German-Amer
ican and the Merchants' National, banks, of
this city— are talking of consolidating, and
the matter will come up at meetings to be
held by both banks early in April.. Both
banks enjoy a large business. The last state
ment made by the two banks combined
showed: Loans and discounts, $550,000; de
posits, $534,000; capital, surplus and profits,
$218,000. .
Planina: MilfYn Allies.
Special to the Globe.
AITKIN, Minn., March 18.— Fire broke out
in the planing mill of George W. Knox, at
Aitkin, about 9:30 tonight. The planer and
shingle mill are a total loss, with no insur
ance. The mill had been running two or
three days, and there was no watchman. The
cause of* the fire is unknown, but doubtless
was accidental. Loss about $4,000.
Died in a Well.
Special to the Globe.
GIBBON, Minn., March IS.— Christian Han
son, a well digger, was suffocated by air
damp in a well on the premises of Julius
Herschman, six miles southwest of here, at
10 o'clock this morning. He had no known
relatives in the country.
Can Buy His Way Ont.
Special to the Globe.
ST. PETEH. Minn.. March 18.— Ed Ilopp
Jr., who was sentenced to ninety days' Im
prisonment In the county jail during the last
term of the district court, will be released
upon the payment of $2- into the county
treasury as ordered by the board of county
Maryland Convention.
BALTIMORE, March 18— The Republican
state committee met today and fixed upon
Baltimore as the place, and April 27 as the
time, for holding the Republican state con
vention for the selection of two presidential
electors and four delegates at large to the
national convention at St. Louis.
Scott Held for 31 order.
Special to the Globe.
BOTTINEAU, N. D., March 18.— The coro
ner's jury in »he case of The State vs. John
A. Scott, who shot and killed Jacob Wynn last
night, found that Wynn came to his death
from a pistol shot wound fired by Scott. At
the preliminary examination today Scott was
committed to jail without ball to tho next term
of the district court. This is the third killing
affray in this county in the past three years.
Brooks Held for Trial.
Special to the Globe.
ALBERT LEA, Minn., March 18.— George
Brooks, who is charged with dividing Farm
er Jackman's roll of $1,000. was arraigned to
day and held to the grand jury. In default
of $500 ball he was ccymitted. '.V
One of Wlscons.a's Pioneers.
REEDSBURG, Wis., March 18.— B. Rudd.
a millionaire banker and manufacturer ot
this city, died today in Florida, where he,
with his family, was spending the winter.
He was a pioneer of Wisconsin, and made
a fortune in early day lumber operations.
Banded to Secure Settlers.
Special to the Globe.
LANGDON, N. D., March 18.— Cavalier
County Immigration . society was organized
here this afternoon. Col. Power, of Fargo,
was the ■ chief speaker. James McPhael was
elected president .. .
Fortune for a Farmer.
ELBOW LAKE. Minn.. March 18.— August
Schaeffer, a well-to- do farmer in Pomme do
Terro township, has received a letter from
Germany notifying him that he had fallen
heir to an immense fortune.
Eueh Blushlngly Admits That ItWn*
Their Intention to Keep It
Quiet for v Tii»-
"Only two weeks left? Is that so?
Why, sure enough, the honeymoon's
pretty near gone."
Mrs. Willard F. Gates thus expressed
her surprise to a Globe reporter yes
terday, and in a somewhat plaintive
tone. All her relatives and all her
friends, alj of Mr, Gates' relatives and
all his friends, will express their sur
prise today.
For until today Mrs. Gates has been
Katharyn W. Dv Bord, although she
was married at Hudson, Wis., a month
ago yesterday. But the wedding jour
ney was the return trip to St. Paul,
where Mrs. Gates has since lived quiet
ly at home with her parents. They lit
tle dreamed that their daughter's oc
casional references, to her own sisters
as "those giddy young people," was the
Justifiable judgment of a maried wom
an. Indeed, Miss Katharyn had never
heard herself, addressed as Mrs. Gates
until yesterday, and did not realize
that two-thirds of the honeymoon had
Mr. Gates is the second son of Will
iam G. Gates, secretary of the St. Paul
Beard of Trade, an old and esteemed
citizen of this city. Willard lives now,
as before, at the residence of his fath
er, 603 John street. Mrs. Gates is a
daughter of Joseph O. Dv Bord, propri
etor of the livery stables on the West
side, and residing at 35 Water street.
Mrs. Gates is a handsome young wom
an with golden brown hair, dark blue
eyes and an admirable form. She Is
highly esteemed in social circles on the
West side. She is twenty-three years
old. Mr. Gates is twenty-five.
Mrs. Gates wanted at once to know
how the Globe had heard about her
"Truly." she said, "not a soul knows
about it— nobody at all. We were keep
ing it a secret, but— well, you'd better
see Mr.— Mr. Gates about it," she added
proudly. "I can't say anything at all,"
she continued. "O, yes, we've been ac
quainted for about four years, and we
were engaged pretty nearly a year ago,
and yes, that- -is— my wedding ring. It
did for an engagement ring up to now.
But hadn't you better see Mr. Gates?
I can't tell you anything at all. It's all
a perfect secret."
The whole affair being thus effectual
ly secreted, the reporter was obliged to
call upon Mr. Gates for additional de
tails. '
"Well," said the gentleman, "what
Miss Du-1 mean Mrs. Gates— said was
quite right, of course. The engagement
was no secret to our families or friends.
But our relatives didn't think it ad
visable for us. to get married just at
present. Yes, perhaps we did look upon
the secrecy of the affair as a bit of a
joke. At any rate, we went over to
Hudson on the evening of Feb. 18 and
were married by Rev. Mr. Pilcher, pas
tor of the M. E. church there. No, no
body else. We were all alone. We
didn't much like the idea of going to
that town. It is connected with so
many purely sensational marriages.
But if we got married anywhere about
here we'd have to get a license, and
then may be the papers would get hold
of it. We didn't want it to be In the
papers. We came back from Hudson
at once, and were going to make the
announcement later."
Two Delegates Named.
MANTORVILLE, Minn., March 18.— Re
publican club, of this place, elected delegates
to the Republican state league, which meet*
in St. Paul March 25, as follows: President
of the club, Peter J. Schwarg; J. Gunder An
derson, secretary; W. W. Campbell, F. M»
Higgins, A. T. O'Connor; alternates, F. L%
Will-son, John Frost and George li. Sloeura,

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