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Weather for Today
.Weather for Today-
Fair and Y. nrmer.
College League Clubs Meet.
Boutelle Delays a Cuban Vote.
Awful Fatality In a Cloudburst.
Defeat for French Cabinet.
Easter Day Services.
News of Minneapolis, ....
St. Paul Area mi Dined.
Booth-Tuckers to Visit Mill City.
Atrocities in Cuba.
Millers Depart for Dcs Moines.
Venezuelan Monument to Americans
Bankruptcy Bill Formulated.
Balling-ton Booth's Defense.
"Warren Dodging the Issue.
Wire Inspector Is Wanted.
New City Hall Rules.
Dominion Commissioner's in St. Panl.
Mayor May Veto the Loop Ordinance.
Frederick Zay's Attempt at Suicide.
No Insane Dumped in Chicago.
Social Events of a Day.
Garnler Beaten by Schaefe'r.
F. I. Whitney Injured.
New Move by Interstate Commission.
Weather "Was Bearish on Trade.
/.'otlce of Municipal Election.
Popular Wants.
Richardson Declared Guilty.
News of the Courts.
Met— Griffith in Faust, 2.50, 8.15.
Grand— Harum-Scarum, 2.H0, 8.15.
NEW YORK, April 3.— Arrived: Hecla,
GENOA— Arrived: Fulda, New York.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Campania, New
York; Nomadic, New York.
NAPLES— SaiIed: Werra, from Genoa to
New York, via Gibraltar.
The Salvation Army is having a taste
of real war at last.
Meteorologically considered, Good
Friday might have been much better.
Gov. Bradley .will soon reach Class Z
with Messrs. Cullom, Davis and Man
Under the Raines excise law the
New Yorker who wants a free lunch
will have to buy it.
The harmony in New Hampshire is
not of the variety most enjoyed by
Hon. Bill Chandler.
Czar Reed was himself again yes
terday. He had to count a quorum to
push business along.
Pennoyer, the leading crank of the
Pacific coast, is alive and has just been
nominated for mayor of Portland.
At any rate, Chicago is no worse than
Detroit. An alderman has been in
dicted in the latter town for soliciting
a bribe.
President Kruger, by his offer to
aid England in Matabeleland, shows
himself to be a man with a keen sense
of humor.
Greater New York is going to have
a whole lot of work keeping the lesser
New Yorks marching in step behind
the band.
Strike one will be called on the St.
Paul club this afternoon in Dubuque.
In the meantime,* the ice is stiffening
up at Aurora park.
Mr. Castle says there will not be an
other Democratic president in eighty
years. There will not be one, but sev
eral, Mr. Postmaster.
There must be a lot of hard citi
zens in Brooklyn. One of them fell
ninety feet from a building the other
day and was not injured.
The blow which the Raines law has
given the clubs will force several score
of New Yorkers, young and old, to
again learn the taste of water.
A New York girl bleached her hair
and went crazy. . This «is merely a
tip to girls .who are revolving the ques
tion of hair bleaching in their minds.
Chauncey Depew is still talking, al
though he isn't saying a great deal
His latest Is: "Presidents, as a rule,
are not made out of early favorites."
Just as long as the table is able to
contain the balk line it appears that
Mr. Ives will be able to _ show his
friends something new about billiards.
When the energetic but uncivilized
people of Matabeleland get through
with the British lion's tail it will look
like one of the flourishes of Aubrey
Beardsley. .
The latest proof that the number 13
is unlucky came the other evening
at a New York billiard match, when a
player fell dead as soon as he had run
a string of 13. •
The steel combination is not a trust;
only a mutual agreement "to curtail
production, advance prices and freeze
out small people. The distinction is a
very nice one. ' - — .
If William . McKinley should ever
have the good fortune to get in a po
sition to want a cabinet, he is not
likely to be in any hurry to send for
James S. Clarkson.
It is evident the American line steam
ers should learn more about America.'
All of them except the St. Louis have
recently run aground while coming
into the port of New York.
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He Has Changed His Mind as to
He Has Changed His Mind as to
What Constitutes a Quorum of
the House.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The house today
revived the agitation of the question of Cuban
belligerency in connection with the conference
report of the Cuban resolutions. It was not
expected that there would be much debate,
but Mr. Boutelle, by his vigorous opposition,
prevented action today, and the chances now
are that the debate will run all day tomorrow.
Mr. Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs com
mittee, in presenting the conference report,
made a temperate speech, in the course of
which he expressed the greatest confidence in
the president, although the resolution, being
concurrent, had no binding effect on the ex
ecutive. He, in fact, refused to entertain the
suggestion that Mr. Cleveland might not recog
nize the belligerency of the Cubans as a result
of the adoption of the resolutions. In this
connection Mr." Patterson (Dem., Term.), who
is recognized as one of the administration
leaders, made a significant statement.
"If the Cubans are united," he said, "in
the cause of independence, they are entitled to
autonomy, and if the United States would in
terfere to prevent Spain from acquiring new
territory in this hemisphere, why should we
not interfere to prevent her from retaining
territory by subjugation?"
The galleries of the house were filled in an
ticipation of the renewal of the Cuban debate
in connection with the presentation of the
conference report on the Cuban resolutions,
but the attendance on the floor was smaller
than usual. After some preliminary routine
business had been transacted, Mr. Pickler,
chairman of the pensions committee, de
manded the regular order. This being pri
vate bill day, he wanted to proceed with the
consideration of private pension bills reported
from the committee of the whole. Mr. Hltt,
chairman of the foreign affairs committee,
thought he ought to antagonize these bills If
they would entail debate, in the interest of the
conference report on the Cuban resolutions.
"Cuba can wait," replied Mr. Pickler,
"while we pass these pension bills."
Mr. Hltt finally agreed to withhold his
motion, if Mr. Pickler would demand the
previous question- on each bill as it -was
called up. The Democrats insisted that there
ought to be debate, and Mr. Erdman (Dem.,
Pa.) promptly made the point of no quorum
on the first bill, with the result that there
were some dilatory tactics on these private
bills, and the speaker was compelled to
count a quorum on them. .
On one occasion when Mr. Erdman made
the point of no quorum, the speaker made
the Important ruling; that 178 constituted a
quorum, thus deciding that a majority of
the living members was a quorum instead of
a majority of the full membership of the
house, a point raised in the Kentucky sena
torial fight. This question has never been
absolutely settled. In the Fifty-first con
gress Speaker Reed held, that a majority of
a full house was a quorum. Mr. Richard-
son called attention to the importance of the
ruling and asked if the speaker Intended to
reverse his decision; in- the Fifty-first con
The speaker replied that he did. He ex
plained that his former ruling - was made
hurriedly on the side of safety. After thor
ough examination . he had concluded that a
majority of living members was a quorum.
He cited several authorities, among others
that of Reverdy Johnson.
At 2:25 p. m., Mr. Hitt, chairman of the
foreign affairs committee, called -up the con
ference report on the Cuban resolutions.
Mr. Hltt moved the adoption of the report
in a vigorous speech reviewing the whole
Cuban question. He was several times vig
orously applauded.
Mr. Swanson (Dem., Va.) asked if the res
olutions would carry. with them the recogni
tion of Cuban belligerency. Mr. Hitt replied
that they would not of themselves, but he
had no doubt that they would lead to the
recognition of the Cubans by presidential
proclamation. "I do not believe," said he,
"that the president would be so blind to his
duty as to disregard the expressed wish of
the representatives of the people. I have
heard that the president is the agent of the
people and not their ruler." (Loud applause.)
As Mr. Hltt concluded Mr. Hyde (Rep.,
Wash.) asked him whether, if the president
refused to take any action on the resolutions,
their effect would be nil. Mr. Hltt replied
that he declined to entertain such an hypoth
esis, a response that was greeted with tu
multuous applause. - 7.'*
Mr. Boutelle (Rep., Me.) who has steadily
orposed the passage of any Cuban resolutions,
then took the floor. He said he had never
regretted his course and he thought his atti
tude had been vindicated by subsequent
events. This proceeding was a remarkable
illustration of "how not to do it." The res
olutions had no legal effect. They amounted
to nothing. That had been proclaimed in the
senate and was well understood here. Mr.
Hitt denied * emphatically that It had ever
been admitted in the senate that it would have
been impossible to pass the resolutions again
in that body. It was admitted that a vote
could have been obstructed, but he declared
emphatically that there was in the senate an
overwhelming majority for each and ail of
the resolutions.
Mr. Boutel'e, continuing, argued that public
ardor on the question had cooled and the
there was no proof of the existence of the
fact of Cuban belligerency. He taunted the
committee with . having refused to make the
resolution joint and insisted that it was clear
ly understood that the president did not favor
belligerency. He did not pretend to voice
the whole public sentiment of the country,
but he did represent the conservative element
that deprecated foreign broils ' that might
eventuate in a foreign war. .7- ?
After Mr. Boutelle concluded, Mr. Smith, of
Michigan, secured a minute in which to read
the declaration of the Massachusetts Repub
lican convention on the Cuban question. Mi*.
Skinner (Pop., N. C.) closed the debate for
the day with a brief speech in favor of tho
adoption of the conference report. Without
action, at 5:10, the house took a recess until
8 o'clock. '■'.?'., 7 '■■:; ';-'■*■
At the session ' tonight eight pension bills
were acted on favorably. Mr. Erdman was at
tacked for blocking. pension bills. -In -his re
ply, he referred to the bills passed during the
afternoon as "a feast spread for deserters and
bounty jumpers." :
Amount of the Government Subsidy
Cut Down by the Committee.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The Pacific cable
project was once more the. subject of discus
sion by the- house committee today. ? Mr.
Bennett, of New York, presented a substitute
bill, embodying several amendments which
had been suggested by members in former
discussions. It was the sense of the commit
tee that instead of the subsidy of $160,000
asked by the Pacific Cable company, a New
York corporation, the government should not
aid it in a greater sum than $100,000 a year
for twenty years, and that government busi
ness should be done free for all time.
Proposed Bridge Bill Not Acceptable
ln Its Present . Form.
Special to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, April During the last
week or ten days the two Minnesota sena
tors and several of the Minnesota members
of the house have received communications
from clubs, associations and organizations in
the city of Duluth, relative to the bill intro
duced by Congressman Towne, for a bridge
across the St. Louis river, between Duluth
and Superior. -These communications, many
of which are in the form of a protest against
the Towne bill, in its present form, Slave
been presented in the senate and house and
referred to the proper committee. The latest
communication on this subject which has
been received comes from the Duluth Com
mercial club, and is as follows:
"Whereas, The bill introduced in the
house by Mr. Towne, Feb. 20, 1896,. to amend
an act entitled, "An act to authorize the con
struction of a steel bridge over the St. Louis
river between the states of Wisconsin and
Minnesota, providing among other things for
the levying and collection of tolls for the
passage of all traffic over said bridge, except
ing employes and apparatus of the fire and
police departments of the cities of Duluth
and Superior when in actual service, and,
"Whereas, the rights of the public as af
fected by the granting of the franchise for
such a bridge would seem to demand freer
and more liberal use of the same for the
ordinary purpose of travel and traffic, there
fore be it
"Resolved, That it is the sense of the Du
luth Commercial club that public policy de
mands that the bill provide for the free pas
sage over said bridge of all foot passengers,
biccycle riders, wagons and vehicles of all
kinds not within the privileges granted in
the case of the fire and police departments.
As will be noticed the resolutions do not
protest against the bill in general, but sim
ply express dissatisfaction with the omis
sion of a provision for the accommodation of
foot passengers. It is probable that if it be
comes necessary to do so, Mr. Towne will
alter the bill so as to meet objections of the
associations of Duluth, which have adopted
resolutions relative to the bill.
Generous Treatment for the Bier
Projects of the Northwest.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The river and har
bor appropriation bill was finished today by
the house committee, which has been working
on lt most of the session. The total amount
carried by the bill is a few thousand less than
ten millions, or about one million below the
bill of the last congress. There are also pro
visions for contract work to the amount of
about fifty million. Among the appropriations
of special interest to the Northwest is that
for Duluth and Superior harbor at the west
end of Lake Superior, which is to .be given
contracts for $3,080,500, and $50,000 for contin
uing work, $30,000 to be expended on the Du
luth and $20,000 on the Superior section. Agate
Bay, Minn., $30,000. .' . - .
Wisconsin— Milwaukee contracts, $168,000;
harbor of refuge, continuing, $20,000; Green
Bay, $25,000; Kenosha, $24,000; Kewaunee, $25,
--000; Manitowoc, $24,500; Racine, $27,000; She
boygan, $26,000; Ashland, $37,000; Sturgeon
bay and Lake Michigan ship canal, $30,000.
In the Mississippi river appropriations are
included the following: Reservoirs at head
waters, $80,000; between Minneapolis and St.
Paul, $100,000; from St. Paul to mouth of Ohio,
$75,000; contracts authorized for $5,025,000. Oth
er river appropriations include: Wisconsin—
Chippewa, $10,000; Fox, $37,500; Menominee,
$15,000; St. Croix, $10,000. Minnesota— Red
River of the North, $12,C00.
Decision Against Dakota.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— lt is expected that
within a few days a decision will be rendered
by the secretary of the Interior upon the claim
of South Dakota to 5 per cent of the sale of
lands upon the Big Sioux and other Indian
reservations in that state. This decision will
be unfavorable to the state, and it will only be
allowed 5 per cent upon commuted entries,
which will only amount to a few thousand
Lamont Denies.
WASHINGTON, April Secretary Lamont,
when asked today concerning- a published
statement that he had in his possession a
letter 'from President Cleveland declining to
be again a candidate for the presidency, and
urging the Democratic party to stand for
sound money and its previous position on the
tariff question, said that the statement was
absolutely untrue. ...;'. . •-'
Populist Turned Down.
WASHINGTON, April B.— The election con-
test from the First congressional district of
Alabama, made by W. C. Robinson, the inde-
pendent Populist candidate, against George P.
Harrison, was decided today in favor of Gen.
Harrison, the sitting member. The decision
was by a unanimous vote.
Voorhees a Little Better.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The continued ab
sence from the senate of Senator Voorhees, of
Indiana, has given some concern to his friends,
but it is stated by members of his family that
his condition is perhaps a little better of
late than it has been for some weeks.
Hughes'* Successor.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The senate com
mittee on territories today authorized a fa-
vorable report on the . nomination of Hon. B.
F. Franklin, to succeed Gov. Hughes as gov
ernor of Arizona. Contrary to expectation, no
opposition to confirmation manifested itself.
New Bank Authorized.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The comptroller of
the currency has given authority for the or
ganization of the Buckeye National Bank of
Marion, O. ; capital, $100,000.
, Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, April 3.— The treasury today
lost $161,670 in gold coin and $41,234 in bars,
which leaves the true amount of the gold re-
serve $128,227,550. ;; .. 7
Wisconsin Postmaster
WASHINGTON, April. Edward Bar-
wick was today appointed postmaster at Rich
wood, Dodge county, Wis.
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yAAp Wisconsin Pedagogues Meet.
"Wisconsin Pedagogues Meet.
MADISON. Wis., April 3.— Some 100 teachers
gathered in the assembly chamber of the cap-
itol this morning at the convention of the
Southwestern Teachers' association. An intro
ductory address was made by President A. A.
Upham, of Whitewater, after which J. Q.
Emery, state superintendent of public instruc
tion, delivered an address on "Certain Fea
tures of the Public School System." He crit
icised some things in the country school sys
tem, but thought that on the whole Wiscon
sin schools were in a good condition. Princi
pal Albert , Rienow, of . the Fox Lake . high
. school, advocated self-government in both
high schools and the university, and declared
that* if there were drunkenness * and vice in
the state university, •it was a fault of the
homes from which the pupils came, ' rather
than of the university. ' »
Murderous Burglar Captuded.
Special to the Globe." " " "-'•'* - p.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., April 3.— Deputy
Sheriff Colburn this afternoon captured Peter
Mourency. the ' burglar who shot Policeman
Pagenkopf last Monday night. • '.*r.:- .**'-*:
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Chosen on the First Ballot as the
Place for Holding Next Year's
.*. 7- • 7 Meeting.
CHICAGO, April 3.— At the meeting of the
American Republican College league today,
200 delegates were present, representing fifty
colleges. President Vaughan, from the Uni
versity of Chicago, called the meeting to
order. Alexander M. Revell, of Chicago,
made the address of welcome, which was re
sponded to by J. H. Frye, of Princeton col
lege. An address to the league in general
was made by Senator Thurston, of Nebraska.
Committees on resolutions, credentials,
league work and constitution were then ap
pointed as folltfws: -- i_ ■ . ■ '■
Resolutions— J. M* Parkins, of Harvard; J.
Q. Murphin, University of Michigan ; R. A.
Uphon, Oberlin; C. M. Barnes, University of
Missouri; A. W. Martin, University of Ne
braska.? .
Credentials— William Byrnes, Princeton; L.
W. Mott, Harvard; S. A. Perkins, University
of Minnesota; E. J. Olmstead, University of
Wisconsin; R. W. ;: Barrett, Earlham col
lege. •■■."•
Constitution— l. B. -Wilson, University of
Minnesota; F. T. Pearson Jr., Syracuse Uni
versity; E. H. Fitch. Cornell college; E. C.
Lindley, University of Michigan ; Amos Town
send, Knox college; W. D. McWilliams, Kala
mazoo college; J. A. Taber, Indiana Uni
versity. * . •
League Work— ■' J. " Henning, Columbia
Law School; T. W. Nade, Depauw. University;
Mr. Kilburn, University of Nebraska; Mr.
Tompkins, Columbia college; R. P. Bates,
Trinity college; N. F. Marsh, University of
Illinois; E. B. Fonburg, Oberlin college.
When the committees had reported, the
work of electing officers was taken up. The
candidates for president of the league were
James M. Perkins, 'of Harvard " and F. J.
Henning, of the Columbian law school. This
evening when the result of the election was
announced it was found that James Martin
Perkins, of Harvard law school, had been
chosen president;" Henning being his most
formidable competitor . A. ' J. Weaver, Ne
braska, was elected vice president; W. S.
Harris, Princeton, secretary, and T. A. Per
kins, of Washington university, the member
of the university committee of the Republican
league. The question/ of the selection of the
place for holding the next convention brought
out the names of Minneapolis, Indianapolis
and Philadelphia. Before the first ballot was
finished, Indianapolis ! was withdrawn '"" In
favor of Philadelphia. Then the friends of
Philadelphia, after . consultation, withdrew
its name and Minneapolis was unanimously
chosen as the place for holding the next
convention. ,» ,' * - . '*"•*
The banquet which was held at the Audit
orium tonight began late and ended long after
midnight. • Speeches were made by Senator
Thurston, of Nebraska; C. W. Raymond, of
Watseka, 111.; Moses P. Handy, the newly
elected President Perkins and others. Senator
Thurston made the principal speech of the
evening. •-• y.p.
An Alleged Cinch.
DETROIT, Mich., April 3— W. H. J. Tray
nor, supreme president of the American Pro
tective association, has issued a circular to
the order at large upon the political situ
ation. President . Traynor declares that the
A. P. A. has the cinch "upon the presidential
situation and presents an exhaustive plan
for the complete political organization of the
order from the primaries up. •
Pingree Out for Governor.
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mioho April 3.— At a
mass meeting of 1,200 miners and others
tonight, Mayor Pingree. of Detroit, formally
announced himself a candidate for governor.
He declared himself a Republican and a Pro
tectionist The meeting was principally at
tended by miners, a dozen surrounding cities
being represented. j -
Depew Guesses Again.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3.— discussing
the chances of the candidates for the Repub
lican presidential nomination, Chauncey M.
Depew said: "There are only four men whose
chances at St Louis are worth speaking
about. McKinley stands easily in the lead,
with Reed, Allison and Morton ranging in the
order named. ■'■'!?. -p .*"'- . v
Instructed for Quay.
EASTON, Pa., April -. 3.— The Eighth "• con
gressional district Republican conference met
here today and elected Gen. Frank Reader, of
Northampton county, and J. M. Drlesbach, of
Carbon county, delegates to the national con
vention. They are instructed to vote for Sen
ator Quay for president John Fritz, of Beth
lehem, was chosen .presidential elector for the
district - •". ''-'.
Two- for * Morton.
AT A VIA; ►¥.-,- April B.— the Republi
can convention for the Thirtieth congressional
district, held here today, A. D. Sanders and
Irving M. Thompson were unanimously elected
delegates to the St Louis convention. . Resolu
tions were adopted Instructing the delegates
to support Morton for. president
Debate Called .Off. g
ATLANTA, Ga.. April 3.— The Joint dis
cussion, between . Secretary Hoke Smith and
ex-Speaker Crisp,, booked for tomorrow at
Griffin, Ga., has been postponed on account
of the condition of the * throat 'of the ex
speaker. „.-■' '"*-- ••* -
A. P. A. in Texas.
FORT. WOR.TH,.Te_i, -April 3.— Over two
hundred delegates from A. P. A. lodges In
the state are in Fort Worth and have formed
a state organization. -."- -Officers have been
elected and application has .been made to
national headquarters for a charter.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April - 3.— Base
ball,. Princeton, 5; University of Virginia, 4..
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*? inciting- the Settlers.
FOSSTON, Minn., April 3.— lt is said that
large numbers of, sooners i have already built
houses on the Red Lake" reservation and taken
up ! their 'residence-* on the agricultural lands
to be opened to settlement on the. 15th of May.
One cruiser who has- bees out four days with
a .party* of Otter Tail (-parity "people says that
*he saw more than fifty shanties Hid away in '
.the bushes, where they, would be unlikely to :
be discovered by any' but "an £ experienced
woodsman. The farmers along i the reserva
tion line are said fee doing a thriving busi
ness locating settler* lri one of the fractional
tcwns upon, which^filings will not be allowed
until "_f ter , a 7 survey -of : the boundary line. ,
More .than 500 sooners. have .already .paid for
being located by these adjoining land owners l
upon two or three sections around Pine lake. : ~
— Cincinnati !
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When It Was Loosed in the Valley'
Nothing; Conld Stand Before Its
Fatal Force.
BOONVILLE, Ky., April 3.— The cloudburst
on Little Sexton and Buffalo creeks did more
damage than at first reported. Instead of
four, there were sixteen drowned. Sexton
creek rises near Burning Springs and is one
of the feeders of tho south fork of the Ken
tucky, river. It flows in some places through
deep gorges surrounded by rocks. . Through
these gorges the stream rushes when in flood
tide with the speed of a race horse, and
striking the bottom lands below, spreads out
with wonderful rapidity. The cloudburst oc
curred in the gorges, the water gathered in a
moment and the wild flood poured down in
a • solid wall, carrying death and destruction
in its path. Five people were drowned by the
Little Sexton. Buffalo creek is even more
crooked and tortuous than Little Sexton and
by its action after the burst nine people are
believed to have lost their lives. A great
many logs were hurled ' down with the tide
and these speedily knocked the cabins and
outbuildings to pieces. .7
The dead on Buffalo creek are: Mrs. George
Gepson and three children, Will Burns' two
children, Miss Mary Garrett, two unknown.
Fatally wounded in drift, Mrs. John Crane.
John Crane, a rafter, managed to ride the
drift and rescue his family. His house was
lost. George Gepson's house below was car
ried away and his wife and his two children
perished. Will Burns' house went out on
the water and two children were lost Llge
Garrett's daughter, Mary, was drowned, and
two unknown people also lost their lives. '
. On Sexton creek and its tributaries five
were drowned: ' Capt J. S. J. Bull, Mrs.
Wade Marders and child and two unknown
people. Jackson county suffers heavily, as did
Clay and Owsley. It was the most disastrous
flood in years, and came so "quickly that it
is a wonder any of the valley people escaped.
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.Witnesses in. the Freund Case Weak-
. en ■ the Suicide Theory.
Special to the Globe. ' - -
FAIRMONT, Minn., April 3.— The evidence
on the part of the state ln the Freund-Ober
case was resumed this morning , at 9 o'clock.
Findley Palmer was called as a witness for
the state,* and testified that he was with the
party searching for Clara Ober and found the
hat she had worn on the dam, and shortly, after
found the body in the pool below. He got a
boat, and, with a companion, went out and
brought the body to the shore. The body was
in an upright position, when found, but, on
approaching shore, when the feet struck the
bottom, the body fell backward. He then
waded into the .water, and brought the body
out in "his" arms. The day before this he had
seen Freund and Clara Ober talking' together.
Dr. Hunt was sworn, tor the state, and testi
fied that he had made a post-mortem exam-
ination of the body at the request of the cor
oner. - He found discoloration on the neck and
other slight injuries; found the lungs, filled
with water, and water in the stomach; was
positive that Clara Ober had come to her "death
by drowning. Mrs. Randolph was sworn for
the state,* and testified that she had seen
Freund pass her house on the evening before
the drowning, going towards the river. He
had a bundle under his arm. She did not see
■ him . return- J. . A. Craning, called . by state,
testified that his business* was that of an un
dertaker in Blue Earth City; that Clara Ober's
bedy was brought to his undertaking room
the afternoon it was found. He had charge of
• the body from, that time until burial; found
marks on her neck, chin and under the left
eye. M. M. Freer, sworn for the state,- testified
that he .was an "abstracter; that he was a
resident of Blue Earth City; that he -assisted
in dragging -the- pool for - the quilt -that Clara
Ober took with her on the night of the drown
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PRICE TWO GENTS-] F^J»^l. (—NO. 95.
ing. They found it In the pool twenty-five
feet from the dam, and it has a stone weighing
about twenty-five pounds pinned In one corner
with a hat pin. Charles King, sworn for the
state, testified that he had assisted in finding
the quilt, and corroborated Mr. Freer's testi
mony as to finding the quilt. Lewis New-
mann, sworn for the state, testified that he
lived near the mill site, and was the owner of
the mill property; heard the scream of a
woman about 2 o'clock a. m., then another
scream, which seemed to be cut off short, as
by someone placing a hand over the mouth;
was at the dam next morning, but saw noth-
ing. Court adjourned until 9a. m. tomorrow.
But He and His Party Had a Narrow
":- ■''-■ ■' Escape;,
I CROOKSTON, Minn., April 3.— The report of
the drowning of Col. A. F. Naff, special agent
of the interior department, proves to be un-
true. Col. Naff reached civilization last night,
and says the report came from the fact that
all went through the ice on Rainy river, as
stated, but after four hours of work the men
and horses got ashore. The balance of the outfit
was lost.
The pine thieves whom Col. Naff went to
look after establish camps on the American
side and float the logs down the border to
mills at Rat " Portage. Numerous attempts
have been made by the land office to effect
the capture of the guilty parties. Three spe
cial agents and assistants made a thorough
and persistent effort to find the men several
years , ago, and individual agents have had
general instructions ' looking to this end all
along. This was the case with Col. Naff, who
was ordered last summer by Commissioner
Lamoreaux to investigate the matter when
feasible. The thieves had been quiet after the
preceding Investigations until this winter,
when they realized their last opportunity had
come, because of the early opening of Red
lake lands, and were claimed to have started
their old camps.
Taxpayers Lose in a Snit A era inst the
Special .to the Globe. "
PIERRE, S. D., April 3.— Judge Gaffy today
rendered a decision in a case in which Sarah
C. 'Henderson brought suit to set aside certain
tax sales and to restrain the city from the col-
lection of taxes on property in this city. The
main question raised was that the city in-
debtedness is in excess of the statutory limi
tation. On this the Judge holds in effect that
since the bonds have gone into the hands of
innocent purchasers it is too late to raise that
issue. That a remedy was open at the time
of the issuance of the bonds and if there was
any case it should have been brought at that '
time. The payment of thousands of dollars of j
taxes have been hanging on the decision; and i
it means a great deal to the city as well as to
the holders of city securities.
Forgot Election Day.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., April B.— a queer cir
cumstance the Trempealeau village election
has gone by default. It has been customary
to hold the election the Wednesday after the
town election. This would go all right usual-
ly, but this year it doesn't. The charter says
"the election will be held the first Wednesday
In April," so the election, to be legal, should
have been held -Wednesday, April 1, of this
week. .Such a circumstance only happens once
in eight years, but April fooled everybody in
Trempealeau this year. To "remedy the mis-
take, Village Clerk Babbitt has had to call a
special election, to be held April 11. " "
Madigan'n Appeal Heard.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., April 3.— The
application of ex-County Attorney M. M.
Mudigan for the. renewal of the proceedings
which landed him in Stillwater on a charge
of perjury, was heard before Judge Weber
on Saturday. Decision was reserved. It is
expected that it will be adverse to the grant-
ing of the petition, in which event the case
will go to the supreme court.
".-■' Bondsmen Cash Up.
Special to the Globe.
. .WINONA, Minn., April 3.— The bondsmen
who are held responsible for the money lost
by the county in the failure of the Bank of
St. . Charles, came to Winona today, and this
afternoon held an Important meeting in the
office of the county auditor. It ended in their
paying over to the county treasury $2,757, $42
of which is Interest at l-_ per cent from the
time the bank: failed up to the present date.
Commencement Honors at Carleton.
NORTHFIELD, Minn., April 3.— Commence- I
ment honors in the senior class at Carleton '
college are distributed in the class as follows: i
Miss Mabelle Morgan, Devil's Lake, valedic- '
tery; Miss Myrtle Kenyon, Owatonna, saluta-
tory; Miss Eaton * and ■ Charles McCreery. j j
Northfield; F. H. Forsell, Ded Wing; H. W. ' \
Flsk, Freeborn ; H. H. Rlggs, Morsovan, Tur- '
key, orations." •
... Welcomes River * Improvement.
Special to the. Globe. .. •..:
V PIERRE, S. D., April 3.— This city is Jubi
lating over the favorable report of the river
and harbor bill ■carrying with it $10,000 for i
river improvements at this place.
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Told the Senate Members They Must
Be Satisfied With What the
Deputies Knew. V
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PARIS, April 3.— anticipation of the de-
bate upon the foreign policy of the govern-
ment, the senate was crowded today and
many deputies, as well as most of the mm
isters, were present. In supporting the pro-
posal of Mr. Bissenit, to defer interpellations
until after the holidays, - the premier, M.
Bourgeois, declared he could not add to the
explanations on the Egyptian question which
had been furnished on Tuesday. He added
that the government yesterday had obtained,
by a vote of the chamber of deputies, proof
that the majority of that body were assured
it had sufficient authority to pursue the
pending negotiations. A vote in the senate
today might lessen the authority given the
chamber of deputies, and therefore, he beg-
ged the senate, in the name of France, to
postpone all interpellations until the reas
sembling of parliament. In spite of this ap-
peal, a motion to defer the interpellations
was defeated, whereupon M. Bourgeois de-
clined to reply to them.
M. Milliard stated that the explanations of
M. Bourgeois were as inadequate in the
chamber as in the senate. He added that the
j resignation of M. Berthelot, the former mm
ister for foreign affairs, had deceived no -
one. All the world, he asserted, understood
that M. Berthelot's retirement . was an ad-
mission of blunders committed. M. Milliard
offered the following resolution:
"The senate, noting the declaration of the
government that it cannot add to its expla-
nations of Tuesday on the Egyptian ques
tion, and considering these explanations in-
sufficient, refuses it a vote of confidence."'
The resolution was adopted by a vote of 155
to 85.
All the ministers left the senate after the
passage of the vote of non-confidence and
the senate almost immediately afterwards
adjourned until April 21. After leaving the
senate chamber, the ministers met at the
Quai d'Orsay, in order to discuss the situ-
ation. They separated at 6 o'clock, but main-
tamed secrecy in regard to the result arrived
at. At the close of the discussion, however,
M. Burgeois went to the Elysee palaca In -
order to see President Faure. 7
7 Later it became known that the cabinet had
decided that . the successive votes of con-
fidence of the chamber of deputies made it
the duty . of the government to continue in
office and , M- Bourgeois "so 7 informed tb|
president. •>.,,.- - .
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West Superior Woman Acquitted ot
"West Superior Woman Acquitted ot
... the. Charge of Murder.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., April 3.— Grace
Williams, a colored woman, who shot and
killed William Smith, colored, on the streets
of Superior, and who has been in jail seven
months under indictment for murder, was ac-
quitted by the jury tonight. * The case haa .
been on trial several days. It was the opinion
of the jury that the shooting was accidental.
Fargo Politics.
FARGO, N. D., April 3.— The complete reg-
istration for the city election, which will occur
next Monday, is 1,909, some 300 more than
ever before, and the large number registered
not only shows the increased interest in
municipal politics, but also an increase in
population since last election. There is a
bitter fight over the mayoralty between Col.
W. F. Ball, the present Incumbent, and J. A.
Johnson, a machinery dealer. The chief con-
test is on the fight for municipal Judge. This
office was created by the last legislature and
provides for a 'salary of $2,000, with a clerk
and stenographer, and gives the new court
jurisdiction over a large number of cases that
formerly were taken into the district court.
W. H. Barnett, the present police justice,
secured the nomination at the Republican
city convention, and is opposed by S. G. Rob-
crts, an attorney, who has had judicial aspira
tions. -iyppAP' P':A'P'.
Light and Water for Lc Sueur.
LE SUEUR, Minn., April 3.— The contracts
for the water works and electric light plant
were let today, as follows: Standplpe, water
mains and electric light plant, to O. 11. Olsen
& Co., Stillwater; engine hiuse, to Vollbrecht
& Ahef, Le Sueur; engine, to Sioux City En-
gine and Iron company, Total, contract.
Opposed to a State Fair.
Opposed to a State Fair. '
Special to the Globe. "-pi
ABERDEEN, S. D., April 3.— Secretary Kel-
ly, of the state board of agriculture, mailed
notices today to all members, calling a meet- ,
ing at " Yankton, next Wednesday, to either
give up the annual exhibit this fall or to
name a time and place for holding it. There
is a strong sentiment against a fair this year.
One Broke Through nnd Drowned.
One Broke Through and Drowned.
Special to the Globe. . . ; « 1
ST. PETER, Minn., April 3.— While attempt- .
Ing to cross the Minnesota river on the broken
ice . two men were precipitated into the
water. One, an unknown man, was drowned,
while the other managed to reach the shore.
The body was recovered this afternoon after
a prolonged search.
Litchfield Primaries.
Special to the Globe. *
LITCHFIELD, Minn., April 3.— Primary
elections were held this evening for delegates
to the city convention tomorrow. The alder-
manic nominations .were: First ward," J. B.
Atkinson; Second ward, A. F. Edson; Third
ward, B. Pinelson.
Duluth's Jobbers' Union.
* DULUTH, Minn., April The Duluth Job-
bers' union has elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: President, C.A. Dun- i
can;. vice presidents, J. A. Ferguson and A.
M. Marshall; treasurer, B. F. Wells. All ex-
■: cept ■ Ferguson are new officers. Secretary
Buchanan will be re-elected.
Apf-M '-„ Died in the Storm.
ATWATER, Minn., April 3.— Carl H»»lmsren, -
of Lake . Lillian, this county, a farmer, aged
seventy-five years, perished in the storm on :
Tuesday 'evening.;. He left his house to go to -
the well, ten rods distant, about 7 o'clock in
the evening. His remains were found yester-
day about half a mile from the house.
Sentenced for Forgery. .* .-»
Special to the Globe.
LITTLE FALLS, 7 Minn., April 3.— S. A. '7
Flood was today sentenced to Stillwater for.-.
three months . by . Judge Searle for uttering
forged notes. — . , -

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