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VOL. XIX.—NO. 135. BULLETIN OF VHrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE. THURSDAY, MAY 14. Weather for Today- Warmer and Cloudy. PAGE 1. Hilver and Harbor Bill Passed. Kruger Commutes Sentences. Lively Among Red Lake Sooners. Cloudbursts and Washouts. PAGE 2. Small Salary Cut for Teachers. Decorations for Soldiers' Graves. PAGE 3. Hewn of Minneapolis. Athletic Park Sold. Methodists Elect Bishops Next. PAGE 4. Editorial. Schubert Club's AnnnnL Social Events of a Day. Trunk Line Decision Displeasing. PAGE 5. Tigers Converted by the Apostles. Eastern Clubs All Lose. Results in the National. State Fair Races. PAGE O. Bar Silver, 02 l-4c. Cash Wheat In Chicago, 07 .1-lc. Stocks Firmer in Tone. PAGE 7. Globe's Popular Wunts. PAGE 8. State Has First Lien on Banks. News of the Courts. Compensation for Election Officials. EVENTS TODAY. Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 8.15. Grand—Perry, the Hypnotist, 8.15. Aurora Park—Base Ball, 4. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK, May 13.—Arrived: Dresden, Bremen; Teutonic, Liverpool; Havel, Bre men. LIVERPOOL—Arrived, Mongolian, Montre al; Vancouver, Montreal; Majestic, New York. BOSTON—Sailed: Peruvian, Glasgow. SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Spree, New York for Bremen; New York, New York. ROTTERDAM—Arrived: Maasdam, New York. COPENHAGEN—Arrived: Thingvalla, New York. GREENOCK — Sailed: Assyrian, Philadel phia. GLASGOW—Arrived: Ethiopia, New York. ■♦■ The one honorable thing open to Spain is to make an assignment. >•-■ The census of 1890 will be completed About the time the world's fair medals Are awarded. _^> Well, Mr. Tom Carter, aren't you ro lng to be honest, and get out of the Republican party? Tne busiest bumblebee ln the whole Delaware outfit ls J. Edward Addicks, much to the disgust of Senator Hig glns. A New York man has invented a bicycle lawn mower. This fellow is evidently trying to make the bicycle unpopular. That new party is going to be a good thing—for the militia to watch. When Teller and Bland and Tillman get into an argument, something is bound to break. -^. Tom Piatt and Matt Quay are smil ing again. Chauncey I. Filley, a man after their own heart, has been named as a delegate to the Republican con vention. .«. Yesterday was the 13th of the month. The Detroit team might have known that It would never be able to win its thirteenth consecutive victory on that day. -^. The luck of the men who want choice parcels of Red Lake reservation lands is not of the best. They have had to stand in a drizzling rain for two days. Omaha is in a position to accept the condolences of the other forty-four states. It is going to listen to a joint debate between Edward Rosewater and W. J. Bryan. The Allison managers have ordered 2,000 cots at St. Louis. That is accord ing to the eternal fitness of things, as the Allison men will not do much ex cept sleep at St. Louis. _«. It ought not to be necessary for William Henry Eustis, "whose back bone is a ridge of Rocky mountains," to form any combination to be named as governor of Minnesota. The A. P. A. is having a Kilkenny cat time at Washington. The advis ory board blacklisted McKinley, but a large number of the delegates persist in wearing McKinley buttons. An Elgin, 111., man has discovered a wonderful consumption .cure. The un dertakers of Elgin will, however, re main in business until they are sure the cure is what Is claimed for it. -«•. The giris are buying parasols to match their shirt waists. This means the purchase of a large number of Darasols of different hues, or a large number of shirt waists exactly alike. .». Chicago babies will not be permitted to ride bicycles until able to trundle the wheels themselves. The Chicago humane society will prosecute peo ple who strap babies in front of them on bicycles. American manufacturers are in the slough of despond again. The Nu bians have taught the rhinoceros to plough with his long horns, and there is no longer any demand for American machinery in Nubia. aai Now that the girls have so generally taken to bioycle riding in abbreviated gowns, they are wearing the old-style garters in yellow and other striking colors. A pretty band around a shape ly limb is not the most unsightly thing in the wcrld. The base ball magnates are shaving off their noses to spite their faces. Mr. Freedman refused to sign Rusie because of some fancied injury, < and now Mr. Yon der Ahe has laid off Breltenstein. The magnates suffer *>aore than the playera. GAHRIES $76,000,000 THE LARGEST HARBOR BILL I\ HISTORY PASSED BY THE SENATE. $12,200,000 OF IT DIRECT. TOTAL MADE UP BY CONTRACTS AUTHORIZED UNDER CONTIN UOUS SYSTEM. GORMAN AMENDMENT DEFEATED. No Limit on the Secretary of War as to Annual Total of Con traocts. WASHINGTON, May 13—The river and har bor appropriation bill was passed by the senate today after an unusually stormy ex perience lasting many days. As finally passed the bill makes direct appropriations of $12, --200,000, and authorizes continuing contracts of $64,000,000, an aggregate of about $76,000,000. During the debate today the statement was made that this was the largest aggregate for a river and harbor bill in the history of the government. Mr. Gorman sought to secure an amendment to the bill limiting the con tract expenditures to $10,000,000 annually, but the amendment was tabled, yeas 40, nays 23.' Mr. Frye, chairman of the commerce com mittee, closed the debate on the bill show ing the remarkable development of American commerce, and the consequent decrease in freight rates. On the final passage of the bill nine senators voted in the negative, a num ber of house bills on the calendar were passed during the day, including the bill requiring one year's residence in any territory as requi site for a divorce. In accordance with the unanimous agree ment tho senate will, tomorrow, take up the resolution giving Mr. Dupont a seat as senator from Delaware. It now looks, however, as though no vote on the case will be reached, and that a motion to postpone until the next session will be made and will prevail. It is understood that the necessary Populist votes can be obtained for this purpose if the Re publicans so desire, while these votes can not be controlled for the resolution. The river and harbor bill was taken up as soon as the senate convened today. The pending question was Mr. Gorman's amend ment directing the secretary of war to so apportion contract appropriations that not more than ten millions be expended on con tracts in any one year. Mr. Vest opposed the Gorman amendment, declaring that it would permit the secretary of war to nullify the river and harbor bill, and to substitute his opinion in lieu of that of congress. He did not believe there could be a partisan ln the chamber who would give such autocratic power to a cabinet officer. He had never known a secretary of war to whom he would extend such vast power. While he was a Demorcat and knew the expenditures would be made by Democratic officials up to March 3 next, yet that was not a factor to consider, as he opposed any such abdication of power by congress and its transfer to any official. Vest moved to table the Gorman proposi tion and all amendments which motion pre vailed, yeas, 40; nays, 23. The bill was then put on its passage. Mr. Smith (Dem., N. J.) demanded the yeas and nays. On the roll call the bill was passed—yeas 57, nays 9. Those who voted in the negative were: Bate (Term.), Chilton (Texas), Harris (Term.). Hill (N. V.), Smith (N. J.), and Vilas (Wis.), Democrats; Brown (Utah), Republican; and Allen (Neb.), and Kyle (S. D.), Populists. The chair named Senators Frye, Quay and Vest as conferees on the river and harbor bill. Mr. Allen sought to amend the bill re lating to practice In the courts of the In dian Writory so as to apply the punish ment for contempt to all United States courts except the supreme court, and made a speech in support of the amendment. He characterized the abuse of the right of in junction as a form of slavery. This effort by Mr. Allen brought out a statement from him that he would seek to take up the reg ular bill providing for contempt of court immediately after the disposal of the reso lution for the election of senators by the people. Mr. Mitchell said ln turn he would make an effort to secure consideration of the latter after the passage of all appropriation bills except the general deficiency. HE HOLDS HIS SEAT. House Republicans Unable to Dis place Mr. Downing, an Illinois Member. WASHINGTON, May 13.—The house, after one of the hardest-fought parliamentary bat tles of the session, at 9 o'clock tonight re committed the contested election case of Reinaker against Downing, from the Six teenth Illinois district, to the committee on elections, with instructions to recount the ballots in dispute. The vote stood 139 to 35, divided as follows: Ayes 139, Republicans 69, Democrats and Populists 70; noes, Republic ans 35. The case was debated yesterday and today until shortly after 5 o'clock. The sup porters of the majority report to unseat Downing (Dem.) and seat the contestant real ized that the dissatisfaction on their side was so strong that the minority report would probably be adopted, and they inaugurated a sjstematic filibuster to gain time to rally their forces. The first test of strength on a motion to adjourn, 96 to 139, confirmed their suspicions, but they fought valiantly to the end, and went down in the last ditch after staving off final action for four hours. The speaker gave them considerable leeway at the beginning of the fight, but toward the end he declined to tolerate dilatory tactics. As a last recort many of the supporters of the ma jority report refused to vote, but the speaker counted them, and the Democrats and dis secting Republicans scored their victory. AN EARLY' ADJOURNMENT. The Senate Steering Committee Is Anxious to Get Through. WASHINGTON, May 13.—The Republican steering committee of the senate held a brief meeting today for the purpose of considering the order of business, outside of appropria tion bills, in the senate, for the remainder of the session, but without reaching a definite conclusion adjourned until next Saturday. The various bills pressing for action were considered, and the committee decided ten tatively to recommend that place be given to several, among them the bills restricting immigration, providing for the payment, of 5 per cent of the proceeds of the sale of public lands to the states and regarding the tax on fruit brandies. It was also practically decided to allow the bill repealing the exist ing law in regard to alcohol in the arts to be considered. The committee was generally of the opinion that the Pacific railroad fund ing and bankruptcy bills could not be passed in view of the desire for early adjournment. MRS. FREMONT'S RIGHTS. Cuse Before Congress That Involves Interesting History. WASHINGTON, May. 13.—Edwin A. Jag gard, of St. Paul, was before the house com mittee on claims today, and submitted an argument and brief, involving a bit of history. He represents Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont, the daughter of Col. Thomas Benton and the wife of Gen. John C. Fremont. In 1863 Jessie Benton Fremont was in possession of a pari of what is now known as Black point, or Point San Jose, in the harbor of San Fran- i THURSDAY MORNH>3G, MAY 14. 1896. Cisco, Cal. Mrs. Fremont held title to this land by virtue of a deed from the city of Sar, Francisco. The land was substantially improved as a pleasure resort. On Oct. 10, ISC3, the United States forces took possession of the tract for military purposes. The land *as seized without any process of law, and .-. ithout any condemnation proceedings, and no payment was ever made to the owner. The portion owned by Mrs. Fremont has re mained In possession of the government since the day It was entered upon. The other por tions of Black Point island have been re sided to the original owners or their heirs. Mrs. Fremont has long been endeavoring to secure her rights in this matter. The Fifty second congress made an exhaustive report, submitted by Senator Manderson. An act was passed submitting the claim to the court of claims. It went to that tribunal, but the attorney general of the United States moved a dismissal on the ground that the court had no jurisdiction. It was argued that the act Involved the final submission of the case to the supreme court of the United States. On this and other points the case was dismissed. The bill now pending is to meet the objec tion raised by the government, and will per mit of a final adjudication by the court of claims. The fact that Mrs. Fremont is the daughter of the great Democratic leader ol half a century ago, and the wife ef Gen. John C. Fremont, who wm the first Repub lican candidate for president of the United States, makes the case an interesting one. Mrs. Fremont is still living ln 9an Francisco, with the Third Infantry. Mr. Jaggard ls con with the Third nifantry. Mr. Jaggard is con fident that the bill will pass this session. Place for Tursney. WASHINGTON, May 13—The president to ! day sent to the senate the nomination of John ; C. Tarsney, of Missouri, to be associate jus tice of the supreme court of the territory of Oklahoma. Mr. Tarsney is a well known ex ec ngressman, and comes from Kansas City. He had a seat in the present congress, but it was contested and he was unseated. Wiley a Postmaster, WASHINGTON, May 18.—James Wiley, of Markville, Hennepin county, is appointed i po-Umaster today, vice James E. Stangeland, j removed. SPANISH EXCITEMENT. It Its Quieting; Down as the Situation I» Understood. NEW YORK, May 13.—A dispatch to the Wcrld from Madrid says: There has been intense anxiety in political and military and even ln financial circles over the effect of the decision of the government to remit the cases of the convicted Americans found upon the Competitor to the supreme court of naval and military appeals in Madrid, with a view ; to quashing the sentences passed by the court martial. By this act the government clearly admits that all American, subjects are enti tled to trial before courts of ordinary jurisdic tion under the treaty of 1789 and the treaty of 1877 between Spain and the United States, which the government concedes to be appli cable to the case of the Competitor, The ministerial press has so clearly exposed this novel aspect of the affair and has so plainly enlarged upon the friendly way ln which the American government simply insisted upon the -execution of the treaties without challeng ing the right of Spain to chastise foreign of fenders by her ordinary courts of justice, that the excitement has slightly subsided, despite the efforts of the jingo press. The result of the decision of the Spanish government is to postpone a fresh trial of the Competitor crew several months. FILIBUSTERS ARRAIGNED. Pleas of Not Guilty Entered and Bail Fixed. -NEW YORK, May 13.—John D. Hart, Capt. John O'Brien, Mate Edward Murphy and Col. Emilio Nunez, who were recently arrested ln Philadelphia for violating the neutrality act ln connection with the first trip of the steam ship Bermuda to Cuba, appeared before Judge Benedict, ln the criminal part of the United States circuit court, today. Since their arrest the prisoners have been indicted. Pleas of not guilty were entered for each of the de | fendants. Judge Benedict fixed bail in each of the cases at $2,500. The alleged filibusters will not be brought to trial, it is believed, until the United States supreme court decides the appeal in the Horsa case, which is to be argued at Washington next Monday. The prosecution of John D. Hart for the Laurada's first expedition having been abandoned, Unit ed States Commissioner Shields today dis missed the bail, which was $1,500. Weyler Extends the Time. HAVANA, May 13.—Capt. Gen. Weyler has prolonged indefinitely the period given to the insurgents In which to surrender and obtain pardon for their offenses. HelHgereney Question Considered. WASHINGTON, May 13.—The greater part of the meeting of the senate committee on foreign relations was devoted today to con sideration of Senator Morgan's joint resolu tion recognizing the belligerency of the Cu bans, but action was postponed until the next meeting. "IBSJSSW BEHIND LOCKED DOORS. Supreme Council of the A. P. A. in Session. WASHINGTON, May 13.—The supreme council of the American Protective association began Its routine business today, behind closed doors. It has been decided to hold only one session a day, and to devote the after noon to committee work. Today's session was consumed in the reading of reports by the officers. President Traynor read his an nual address, and the reports of Supreme Secretary C. T. Beattie, of Chicago, and Supreme Treasurer C. C. Campbell, of Min neapolis, were also read.' Each report was referred to a special committee, and no publi city will be given their contents until com mittees have passed upon them and decided what parts should be kept secret. An effort was made by newspaper men, who are dele gates, to secure admission to the meetings for members of the press, but the motion was lost. The president's message consumed one and three-fourths hours in its reading. The secretary's report showed a great growth of the order during the past year. It stated that 963 charters for new councils have been issued; that the voting strength of the order has been doubled, and that the order is now planted in every state and territory. Sev eral resolutions were introduced relating to measures before congress. Among them were resolutions calling for more stringent immi gration laws; for complete separation of church and state, and for the removal of the statue of Father Marquette from the capitol. _^_ MCKINLEY WAGON. West Virginia Republicans Anxious to Climb In. CLRAKSBURG, W. Va., May 13.—The Re publican state convention, which will meet "here tomorrow to elect delegates to the St- Louis convention, will be one of the largest Republican gatherings that ever assembled in West Virginia. Every train brings ad ditions to the throngs that swarm the ho tels and boarding houses. The First dis trict convention, which met here today, having set the pace, there is now little doubt that the state convention will instruct for McKinley. There are McKinley leaders who have advised against this, as it will violate the policy of the Republicans of West Virginia, as heretofore pursued, and because they deem unnecessary to instruct. But McKinley enthusiasm is so strong that it would sweep the convention, and these gentlemen will be forced to acquiesce. The platform will declare for McKinley. protection, reciprocity and sound money. It will also in strong terms declare for Senator Elkins' bill for a discriminating duty on al! foreign goods imported in other than Ameri can vessels. The four delegates at large to be elected will probably be O. W. O. Hani man, Eugene Dana, A. B. White and F. M. Reynolds, FIVE YEARTERiMS SENTENCES OF REFORMERS RE DUCED TO THssfT LENGTH OF IMPRISONMENT. MERCY SHOWN BY KRUGER. JOHN HAMMOND AMONG THOSE WHOSE SENTENCES HAVE BEEN DECIDED. I i I ONE-YEAR TERMS FOR OTHERS. i Fines and Banisbment Imposed on ! the Lesser Lights of the Con ' xplraoy Remitted. I BERLIN, May 13.—A private telegtam has been received here which asserts that the sentences of Col. Francis Rhodes, Lionel Phillips. J. H. Hammond and Gedrge Farrar, the four members of the Johanesburg reform committee condemned to death, and whose sentences were afterwards commuted, have been fixed at imprisonment for five years. The sentences of the fifty-nine other mem ! bars of the reform committee, which were fixed by the court at two years imprisonment and a line of £2,000 followed by three years' ; banishment, have been commuted to one year's imprisonment. SENTENCES SUSPENDED. 1 Nearly AH of the Pretoria Prisoners Released. LONDON May 12-— U was reported this afternoon that the Pretoria reform prisoners, with the exception of the five leaders, have been released, subject to three years' police supervision. These prisoners were fifty-nine ln number, and each of them was sentenced ' to two years' Imprisonment, with £2,000 ($lO, --' 00C) fine, or, failing payment, one year's ad ditional imprisonment, and three years' ban : inhment after the expiration of the term of imprisonment. Mission Was Looted. SHANGHAI, May 13. — Anti-missionary riots broke out at Kin-Yin yesterday. The British mission was looted and burned. The missionaries escaped. FATAL RACK TROUBLE. Two Men Killed and Several Wound ed in Florida. BRAIDENTOWN, Fla., May 13—Jack Trice, a negro, fought 5 white men yesterday.killing James Hughes and Edward Sanchez, fatally wounding Henry Daniels and dangerously wounding Alfred Buffum. The battle occurred near the negro's home ftf Palmetto, six miles from here, and hei fought to prevent his fourteen-year-old son being regulated by the whites. Monday afternoon Trice's' son and the son of Town Marshal Hughes, of Pal metto, fought, tke white boy being badly beaten. Marshal Hughes was greatly enraged and yesterday morning he and fourteen other white men went to Trice's to regulate the negro's little boy. The whites demanded that the boy be sent out Trice refused, and the whites began firing. Trice returned the Are, his first bullet killing Jilarshal Hughes. Ed ward Sanchez tried to* "tftlrii the "hotts*, "btit was shot through the brain by Trice, Then the whites tried to batter in the door with a log, which resulted in Henry Daniels get ting a bullet "in the stomach, which will kill him. The regulators then ran, a final bullet from Trice's weapon striking Alfred Buffum in the back. The whites secured re-enforce ments and returned to Trice's home at sun rise, vowing to burn father and son at the stake, but their intended victim had fled, only Trace's old mother being In the house. The old woman was driven out, and the house burned. A posse with bloodhounds are chas ing Trice and the boy, and they will be lynched, if caught.- ««*. KERENS' FACTION ROUTED. Everything: "Went Filleyfs Way in the Missouri Convention. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 13.—Not until 4:30 this morning did the Republican state con vention adjourn, after resolving in favor of McKinley, in favor of sound money and elect ing four delegates to the national convention. The convention was in some respects the noisiest and most troublesome ever held in the state, but at its close, Chauncey I. Filley, of St. Louis, still held the reins. The dele gates at large are: Chauncey I. Filley, of St. Louis; ex-Congressman E. G. Nledrlng haus, of St. Louis; Maj. William Werner, of Kansas City, and J. H. Bothwell, of Sedalia. The convention re-elected Filley as chairman of the state central committee. The downfall of Kerens and his followers is complete. Kerens was voted for as na tional delegate at large after Bittlnger, of St. Joseph, had withdrawn In his favor, but was defeated. The only rift in the clouds was the election of Maj. Werner, who has been classed as a follower of Kerens, but who, ln seconding the nomination of Filley, showed that he was being taken ln by the boss. ~^»_ . BABIES ON BICYCLES. Illinois Humane Society Will Pre vent a Common Practice. CHICAGO, May 13.—The fond father, the admiring uncle and doting big brother, who have been ln the habit of strapping baby into a basket or other contrivance, and giving the youngster a ride o*n the bicycle, must forego that sort of amusement, or Incur the liability of prosecution. Such is the edict of the Illi nois Humane society. The officers of the society have been giving the matter serious investigation. The brunt of a shock when a collision occurs ls only one of the least ob jections raised. Medical experts, they say, are convinced that the rapid and unnatural motlpn affects the child's brain. The of ficial protectors of the children propose to invoke the aid of the law. — MILWAUKEE STRIKE OVER. Company Is Now Operating All of Its Lines. MILWAUKEE, May 13.-rThe street railway strike is practically over. The company Is today operating 155 cars, two more than the usual number, and traffic is maintained with out interruption on all of the lines. Thirty experienced men came from Cleveland today and the same number from Buffalo. The lat ter were in uniform. Tbe company states that it now has nearly enough men to operarte its lines regularly. Defections have to be figured on, however. The strikers cut the trolley wires on North avenue this morning and the police made eight arrests for the act, including a number of the grievance commit tee of the strikers.' **> OKLAHOMA CYCLONE. Rumor- Says That Several Persons Were Killed. PERRY, Okla., May 13.—Last night Okla homa was visited by*a cyclone. At Marshall, twenty-five miles southwest of here, Mrs. Jones was fatally injured. Ten miles west of Stillwater the cyclone razed a dozen houses in one communityi and hurt several people badly,'but not fatally. Rumors are that sev eral persons were* killed near Dawson and Jennings, twenty miles east of Stillwater, but the reports cannot be verified. '• Stock Exchange Man Dead. NEW YORK, May 13.—C. Knight, chairman of the Philadelphia stock exchange for the last ten years, is dead. SETTLERS ItlflE DP SEVENTY-TWO HOURS OF TEDIOUS WAIT BEFORE THEIR HOPES \\ ILL BE REALIZED. RUSH FOR RED LAKE LANDS. IT BEGINS TO MATERIALIZE BY A SIEGE OF THE CROOKSTON LAND OFFICE. WEST SUPERIOR MILLS CLOSE. Millers Refuse to Grant the De manda of the Strikers—News of the Northwest. Special to the Globe. CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—The Red Lake reservation opening is the all absorbing tcplc of interest in this city today, and will continue to be during the remainder of this month. The local land officers are prepared to handle the business with the greatest pos sible degree of dispatch. Next Friday morn ing will see the greatest rush of land claim ants that has ever occurred in Northern Min nesota. Yesterday the sooners began forming in line, with the long wait of seventy-two hours before them. A scheme was put up by a number of men, who have followed the his tory of such cases, and have been present at every opening of public tend of any im portance during late years, with the intention of controlling the choicest positions in the line, and selling chances therein to those whose desire to secure a valuable claim would be measured by their liberality ln pay ing for the accommodation. Their scheme was thwarted by General Land Office Inspec tor O. W. Andrews, who had met them on foimor occasions, such as the present. He informed the honest element among those who stood ln line that the scheme of number ing, which the Oklahoma boomers present had inaugurated, would not be recognized by the government officials. This dampened their ardor somewhat and materially reduced the number ln the line. Several hundred are hanging about the corridors and doorways of buildings in tho vicinity of the land office, with patience written all over their counten ance, and the number was today increased, and will be materially added to tomorrow by those who will take advantage of the excursion rates on the different railroads leading to Crookston. Of course, such a crowd always brings with it an accompaniment of thieves, gamblers, thugs, and the tough element gen erally, but they are being carefully watched by an efficient police force, which has been added to for the occasion. During the next two weeks the Crookston land office will do more business, perhaps, than the combined force of all the other land offices combined. Today has been a repetition of yesterday, only the features are all exaggerated. The crowd augments hourly, and the anxiety is increasing. The line of weary waiters is extending and the coming thirty-six hours will be a trying one to the would-be settlers The sooners, who have formed in line, are becoming more numerous. They will fight ln a minute U any om should attempt to crowd -one of them out. The chances are that the filings offered by the waiting claim ants on the first day will be greater than can be recorded during the first two or three days. There will probably be 1,500 filings during the first four days, and one man will be kept exceedingly busy In receiving 200 per day. But one man can receive the filings as the accuracy of the work would be im paired under other circumstances. The streets present an animated appearance. Knots are gathered here and there discussing the ad vantages of tho location. Every train adds to the number, and the roads leading to this city from the South and West, are filled with a procession of settlers who seek to avail themselves of a cheap farm. STRIKE CLOSED THE MILLS. West Superior Millers Refuse to Grant Demands of Their Jijen. Special to the Globe. SUPERIOR, Wis., May 13.-About 150 nail ers and packers, employed in the flour mills of Superior, struck this morning for more pay, and, as a result, all of the seven mills are closed down. The men have been re ceiving from $1 to $1.75 per day, and ask for the restoration of the scale of wages which was ln effect last year. This would give them an Increase of 25 cents a day all along the line. Four of the mills were in operation when the strike was inaugurated, the List man, Anchor, Daisy and Barclay, but the intention of the managers was to shut down in a few days, owing to the poor demand for flour. All of the mill managers were waited on by a committee of the strikers and request ed to grant the raise. They informed the men that it was utterly impossible at the present time to consider any proposition for a raise of wages; that the mills would have to remain idle as long as the men refused to work under the present scale of wages. They contended that there is no margin on flour now at the present time, that the market is practically dead with poor prospects for a revival in the near future, and under these conditions they profess to feel Indifferent concerning the matter of operation, claiming that it would make very little difference to them whether the mills remained idle all summer or not. The strikers, however, aro inclined to believe this to be a bluff. They claim that the present wages are extremely low, as compared with those received by the nailers and packers of Minneapolis, and think the Superior millers could well afford to grant the slight increase asked for. The strike has been talked of since the opening of navigation, and was not unexpected by the mill managers. MACCABEES AT SIOUX FALLS. Local Members Extend Hospitalities to "Visitors. Special to the Globe. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 18—Today there was a grand celebration of the Knights of i the Maccabees. About a hundred delegates ! arc present from lowa, South Dakota and Minnesota, and they are making the city their own. Tbe occasion for this meeting ls the presence here of Supreme Commander D. P. Markey, of Port Huron, Mich., and Gen eral Supreme Deputy George H. Terpeny, of New Castle, Ind., who came here in their private car to hold a school of Instruction ln ! the new ritual, which was adopted at the I last grand encampment. This will occupy nearly twenty-four hours. A large number of new candidates were initiated. The local tent has given the visitors a royal welcome, and will conclude the festivities with a grand banquet tonight, j. Loan Company Wants to Quit. Special to the Globe. ABERDEEN, S. D., May 13.—Secretary Easton, of the Building and Loan Association of Dakota, has called a special meeting of the stockholders for June 11. for the purpose of considering the proposition of going into voluntary liquidation, or applying to the courts, on the part of the stockholders, for the appointment of a receiver to wind up Its affairs. The organization had a prosperous existence until the past year, or so, of general hard times. It maintains branch of fices in Lincoln. Neb., and Dallas, Tex., and was once represented in Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Is It Abandoned? , RAPID CITY, S. D., May 13.-The people of PRICE TWO CENTS—) mgggjfiS, the Black Hills are wondering whether the proposed railroad between the Twin Cities and the Hills, about which an interstate conven tion was held and considerable talk Indulged in last fall, was a dream or a seriously-con. sidercd proposition. This section never en joyed brighter prospects than at present. Activity in the mines continues with a con stant increase in the output of ores. Busi ness in all lines is good and shows a steady growth. Why the business men of Minne apolis and St. Paul make no effort to secure this trade territory by direct railroad con nection is a problem. ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR. Grand Chapter in Eighteenth An nual Seimion at Dnluth. DULUTH, Minn., May 13.—The Grand chapter of Minnesota, Order of the Eastern Star, opened its eighteenth annual session in i Masonic temple this morning, with a large ' attendance, the gathering numbering over 300 j delegates. The grand matron's address was > practical and to the point, showing the order's ' progress. Mrs. Johnson made half a dozen ' recommendations. The grand patron's address was interest ing, but conventional. Mrs. Brown, grand secretary, approximated the total membership at 5,500, or an Increase of 1,000 for the year. Nineteen new chapters have been added since the last meeting, making 111 In all, and six ! . petitions for new chapters are being consid- , j ered. The grand treasurer, Mrs. Wakefield, j j reported a balance of $1,900 ln the treasury. The afternoon proceedings were entirely oc- ! | cupied by the reports of various officers and j j the reports of the committee on credentials. j The reports of the officers showed a very j j flattering state of the affairs of the order, and | the report of the committee on credentials | showed about 200 delegates present. Tonight j the local chapter exemplified the work of the : order for the grand chapters. Tomorrow morning the elctlon of officers will take place, after which the worthy grand matron will fill the appointive offices. HIS fIO.OOO MISSING. ; Ean Claire Capitalist Thinks He Hat Reen Swindled. Special to the Globe. EAU CLAIRE. Wis., May 13.—John B. j Stocking, a wealthy resident of Eau Clair*, who has been spending the winter at Hot Springs, Ark., sends word to friends that he I was swindled out of $10,000 by a banker j named Hogaboom, of that place. The story he tells Is that Mr. Hogaboom Interested Mr. Stocking in a scheme to buy bonds at a I 25 per cent discount Mr. Stocking thought, j the idea a good one, and tried to Interest H. EL Hayden, a prominent lawyer of this city, I and other wealthy men ln the deal. Mr. Hayden warned Mr. Stocking against Mr. I Hogaboom, and would not Invest his money. Mr. Stocking gave Hogaboom a $10,000 cer tificate of deposit ln St. Louis, and Hogaboom has not been heard of since. Elks at Crookston, CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—Crookston Is sprouting antlers. The city will add to her assortment of secret societies a lodge of Elks. The project will be Inaugurated and the horns will appear May 14. The prime mover in get ting a dispensation for the establishment of the lodge here is Frank X. Gravel, one of the best known and most popular of the knights of the grip and mileage book ln the Red river valley. ■ -."'«■ The lodge name will be Crookston Lodge No. 342, and Oie membership will consist of the leading business men and good fellows of the city and adjacent towns, to the number of a hundred. . Too Much Water for Drys. Sreclal to the Globe. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 13.-The doings of the first day's session of the prohibition state convention were Interrupted by a terrific rain storm. Capt. J. F. Cleghorn, of Clinton. was chosen chairman, and D. Mosley, of Tomah, secretary, before adjournment was taken to tomorrow. A fight is being made to have a platform with a single plank, prohi bition and it will likely succeed. Rev. E. E. Eaton, of Racine, is talked of for governor. Sequel of the Fargo Sensation. FARGO, N. D., May 13.—As a sequel of the sensational Crum wife beating case, applica tion was made in court this morning by Mrs. Crum for attorney's fees and temporary ali mony, pending the hearing of her divorce suit. She was allowed $100 attorney's fees and $10 per week alimony. Crum appeared in his own behalf, and got the case adjourned from the public court room to Judge McConnell's chambers, much to the disappointment of the large audience present. Crooks Rusy With Sooners. CROOKSTON, Minn., May 13.—A gambler named John Golden today robbed one of the army of reservation sooners of $100. The robbery was done ln a lonely spot In the suburbs of Fosston, to which the confiding victim had been lured. Golden was arrested when near Crookston and taken back for trial. Toughs and gamblers are ln evidence in the villages adjacent to the reservation, but thus far this city has, been free from them, owing to the added force of police. Four of the Family Dead. JAMESTOWN, N. D., May IS.—Four of the seven children of August Klose, a farmer residing near this city, are dead from diph theria. One died Sunday, two Monday and one Tuesday. The mother Is sick, also. The disease is thought to have been contracted from Immigrants passing north, who recently Btopped at the home. Captured a Deserter. Special to the Globe. HASTINGS, Minn., May 13.—Chief of Po lice Vanransler Shepherd and Policeman A. C. Nesbitt arrested a deserter today named William H. Hastings, a private of Company A, Third Infantry, and notified the officers at Fort Snelling. His Sulelde Feared. Special to the Globe. LITTLE FALLS, Minn., May 13.—Lars M. Hanson, at one time a prominent business man of this city, has mysteriously disappear- ; ed, and suicide is feared. He was short ' several hundred dollars in the accounts of an order of this city, of which he was treasurer. No Dill Against Stratton. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., May 13.—Stratton, of Tennessee, who was charged with defrauding Duluth parties to the extent of $300,000, has been released, the grand jury finding no bill against him. Life Ended. Special to the Globe. PRESTON. Minn., May 13.—0. D. Hicks, an old and highly respected citizen of Fountain, is dead. Preston Masons will attend the funeral. D. H. Dyer, of Whalan, aged seventy-five, died after a half hours' illness. Rlue Earth Calendnr. Special to the Globe. MANKATO, May 13.—Clerk of Court Thome has completed the district court calendar. The term commences next Tuesday, and In cludes six criminal and 140 civil cases. This is the largest list ever on record in this county. Pops Call for Cash. Special to the Globe. PRESTON, Minn., May 12.—The Populist State league is sending out printed appeals for financial aid. They claim the money ls to be used In furnishing campaign literature for the Populist state central committee. Social Scientists. Special to the Globe. MANKATO, Minn., May 13.—At a meeting of the Social Science club last night the fol lowing officers were elected: President, C. F. Koehler; vice president, J. A. Fllttie; secretary and treasurer, C. M. Hobert. Loss to the Musical World. Special to the Globe. HURON, S. D., May 13.—George Van Dt Stein, late of Danville, 111., and a well known musician, music writer and critic, died hero today of consumption, aged forty-nine. fIIi|WOST fl DELUGE MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! liAMIi.K DONE BY YESTER DAYS STORM. CLOUDBURST AT BLOOMER. BUSINESS BLOCKS UNDERMINED. AND MANY HIIUIi.Iv SWEI'I AWAY. WASHOUTS DELAY TRAINS) One Wreelc Reported—Wisconsin Central Train Stalled at Colfax. The exceedingly heavy rains of yesterday and the day before played havoc with the tracks and bridges of the Western roads, especially between here and Chicago, and word from several localities received last night brings news of serious Interruption ol traffic, although no fatalities are reported. In Minnesota, Wisconsin and lowa th© rivers and lakes are higher than they have been for years, and for miles In some places the tracks are completely Inundated and some bridges are washed away. Many washouts were caused by the steady downfall, and in not a few Instances trains were stalled all day yesterday waiting until the crews of work men could clear away the obstructions. The severe storm which struck St. Paul Tuesday night extended to the southern part of the state, and at one point developed into a cloudburst, causing much damage to prop erty. Most of the trains between here and! Chicago were materially delayed. Vestlbulcd Train No. 1 on the Milwaukee, due to arrive here at 7:50 a. m., was delayed by a washout some two miles east of Red Wing, and it was 12:53 p. m. before she pulled Into the union depot, while the Burlington train,whtcn arrives here In the morning at J> o'clock, was two hours late. A special to the Globe from Dcs Moines, 10., yetserday brought news that the Chicago Great Wetsern train from Kansas City to St. Paul was wrecked near Talmage, fifty miles from Dcs Moines, at 3 o'clock in the morning. It ran Into a washout, the engine running over the track before it gave way, and the coach and sleeper being ditched* The cars were not overturned. In the vio lent stopping ot the train the passengers were badly shaken up. Mrs. E. Hamilton, of Denver, en route to Cleveland, and J. W. Eckels, of Wlnterset, 10., were badly hurt, both sustaining internal injuries. They were taken to the hospital at Dcs Moines. No at tempt was made to bring the train, which Is No. 5, due here yesterday afternoon at 1:55, through, and although a special was mude up for part "Of the passengers, the through passengers will reach St. Paul this morning on the regular train, which arrives hero at 7:45. A special to the Globe from Winona says: "Trains on the Milwaukee road, which should have pulled ln here last night, did not come ln until between 4 and 5 o'clock this morning. There ls a bad washout between Hastings and Langley. The trains from tho East came ln pretty nearly on time. A wanh out on the Burligton occurred near Prescott; in consequence some ot their trains were seven hours late. This evening trains are more or less on time." A special to the G1 ob c from Colrav.Wls.^ Is as follows: 'Train No. 2 on the Wisconsin Central from St. Paul, due in Chicago at 6:30 tomorrow, ls detained here by several washouts between bore and Chippewa Falls. A freight train ls caught between two wash outs, Just In front of the passenger train, and cannot get out either way. A construc tion train has arrived, and a large force of men ls at work, but the rain ls pouring down, and the flood la increasing at this hour—lo p. m. The train can hardly reach, Chippewa Falls before tomorrow evening. The storm is so heavy that It will be im possible to repair the culverts and bridges tonight. The track is under water ln man* places. On board the train ls the Bendlx String quartette, from Chicago, which ap peared at Northfleld last night, and waa to have played at Eau Claire this evening. An effort was made by the Eau Claire peopla to get to them by means of a special, but It had to be given up. A free concert waa given on board the train." CLOUDBURST AT BLOOMER. Business Honses Undermined—Ser« eral Bridge* Swept Away. Special to the Globe. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 13.—A heavy storm swept through the Chippewa valley; today, doing thousands of dollars damage. A cloudburst ls reported at Bloomer, some miles from here. Many business blocks were undermined. William Sparks' house was struck by lightning here today. Menomonia suffered the most. Two railroad bridges, two wagon bridges and a footbridge crossing WU. son creek were swept away. The loss is said to be $45,000. A mill some distance above Menomonle was also swept away, which ls not Included in the loss named. No loss of life is reported. No danger IS apprehended from the Chippewa river, unless the dams go out. Mill owners all feel ne« cure. BRIDGES WASHED OUT. Storm Disastrous at Many Point* la Minnesota and Wisconsin. STILLWATER, May 13.—1t ls reported that the heavy rain of Tuesday night did consider able damage to roads and bridges ln the town of Afton. Sfeveral bridges were washed out. and culverts are in bad shape. Ab a result ol the rain the water ln Lake St. Croix is again on the rise. Special to the Globe. WINONA, Minn., May 13.—A heavy rain was experienced here during the last twenty four hours. Last night was chronicled by frequent thunder storms. This noon it pour* ed in torrents for about an hour. The weath er observer reports the rainfall. to be 1.20 inches. The prediction of thunder showers tonight will probably come true, from pres ent indications. DOWNING, Wis., May 13.—The most vio lent rain of the season fell last night. AH lew lands in the vicinity are submerged, rail way tracks and highways are badly damaged and several bridges have gone out. MENOMONIE, Wis., May 13.- There was •> terrible rain here last night. The mala wagon bridge over the Red Cedar river has gone out; the Omaha and Milwaukee railroad bridges on Wilson creek are gone; the dam on Wilson creek is out at Shingle mill, and great fears are entertained that the main dam will go. There are no trains out of her* today on either read. LE ROY', Minn., May 13.—A heavy wind ot cyclonic nature struck this village last night at 11 o'clock, tearing dewn Mrs. Jerred's barn and droppnig the debris on the Milwau kee platform.. The roof of the latter building was moved, but not blown off. The front end of F. il. Lariabee's drug store wad b\ • ■v.n out. No loss of life. Two 3lcn Drowned. ST. LOUIS, May»l3.—One of tho most ter rific wind aud rain storms that ever struck* •his city provailed this afternoon. Two un known men in a skiff near tho Illinola side of the river wero drjwned by the capsizing ol their beat. Soaker for South BaLota. SIOUX FALLS, May 13.—Half an inch ol ra!n has Mien over the southern part o| the stale today, and the ground is again soaked full. All s:n&ll grain is up and shj*uf« lag a better stand than tor years.