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VOL. XIX.—NO. 140.
BULLETIN OF THrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE. TUESDAY, MAY 10. tVcathcr for Today—Fair, Warmer. PAGE 1. Lochrcn's Nomination Confirmed. Ceremonies at Moncow Besnn, CrookMton Partly Submerged. Forty More Victims of Cyclone. PAGE 2. Bcvann Author of Garfleld Protest. G. A. R. General Orders So. 0. PAGE 3. Xnvs of Minneapolis. Illinois Pythians Coming:. Oates Retain* His Seat. Prison City Affairs. A. P. A. Split Over M'Kinlcy. PAGE 4. Editorial. Eighth Ward School. More Streets to Ue Paved. PAGE S. Saints Entertain the Buckeyes, Latham May Play in St. Paul. Brewers Defeat the Gold Bugs* Tie In Kansas City. Results in the National. Rate War Talk Ended. PAGE 6. Bar Silver, 07 7-Bc. < ash Wheat In Chicago, OO l-4c Stocks Firmer at the Close. Official City Notices. PAGE 7. Official City Notices. Globe's Popular Wants. PAGE 8. Nelson Preparing to Move Out News of the Courts. A'ew Conduits Ordered. EVENTS TODAY. Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 8.10. Mozart—Midnight Flood, 8.30, 8.15. Aurora Park—Base Rail, 4.. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. PHILADELPHIA, May 18.—Arrived: In fliana, Liverpool. 0& The Buckeyes were nuts for the Apostles. Driver Platt is having hard work getting a band for Morton's land wagon. McKinley will be careful that no dark horses will be attached to his band wagon. _^> The old saying that the wind "blows Beven ways for Sunday" seems to have been proved in Kansas. This free coinage of wheat in Europe must be stopped if the American farm er is to prosper this season. Government officials in Madrid will do well to notice that Cuba has more dynamite where that came from. _^. Yamagata wasn't a guest at Li Hung Chang's reception in St. Petersburg. A little oversight on Li Hung's part. Australia has a fence 400 miles long. What a great country that would be for the Populists and mugwumps this year. _^~ One thing is proved by the recent storms. It will take more than a cy clone to lift the mortgages on Kansas farms. •»_ One more Minneapolis man has learned that it is best to take to the cyclone cellar when a woman is learn ing to shoot. _«. Since the czarina has become a col onel in a German regiment, the czar's household is apt to be more of a mili tary despotism than ever. The coal trust has put up prices an other notch, but this is the time of ye~r when the householder can read of the fact and smile serenely. While the "old professionals" are citing instances of Commissioner Loch ren's hostility to the "old soldier," why do they not mention Pembroke's case? . -^m~ Judging from the scramble for the vacant bishoprics, there seem to be some Methodist ministers who think it is better to be right (reverend) than president. _^» The senate committee reported favor ably on the nomination of Judge Loch ren. Will some one ascertain the pre cise weight in Washington of Garfield Post No. 8? _ -^». When the spectators get to putting in hot balls with a revolver, as they did Sunday at Hazelton, Pa., very few base ball players care to fatten their bat ting average. -«. The safest place in Kansas during the cyclone season is underground. But there's the trouble. Most Kansans don't care to go underground, even by the cyclone route. _*. John J. Ingalls is not to be relegat ed Lo oblivion. He has just scored for the second time in a suit against him over a calf, a case which promises to rank with the famous Jones county calf case, of lowa. • By day after tomorrow the morning and the evening Tribune will have be come unanimous in their agreement that that paper, "four editions daily," is published in the Fifth congressional district instead of the Fourth. -a*- The Rocky Mountain News suggests Senator Teller aa a Democratic nomi r.ee for president. The Democratic party went into the Republican camp once for a nominee, and the experience it gained will hardly justify a repeti tion of that nonsense now. The monarch business is one of the Industries which seem to be badly af fected by the hard times. The Tybee of the lloonans Is in jail at Juneau for torturing his nephew for witch c:ai't, a little amusement which too practical Uncle Sam didn't sympathize Y/ilii. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. LOCflREfi IS JUDGE HIS NOMIXATION TO SUCCEED JUDGE NELSON CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE. THREE MINNESOTA CASES. DECISIONS IN ALL OF THEM AF FIRMED BY THE SUPREME COURT. ST. PAUL POSTOFFICE CONTEST. Mr. Wagener Now a Candidate, but the Indication* Are He Must Walt Awhile. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, May 18.—The senate has put a sudden end to the move which has been inaugurated at St. Paul against Mr. I Lochren, by confirming his nomination to be i federal judge for the district of Minnesota, to succeed R. R. Nelson. The nomination was favorably considered by the senate committee \ today, and when the senate held a short ex- | eeutive session just before adjourning, the j report was taken up and adopted. There was no opposition. MINNESOTA CASES. Three of Them Affirmed by the Su preme Court. Special to the Glebe. WASHINGTON, May 18.—The supreme court j today rendered decisions in three Minnesota i cases, in each of which the opinion of the j lower court was upheld. The case of The : Northern Pacific vs. Ole L. Egeland was de- j cided in favor of the latter, who claimed dam agea for injuries sustained by him during a ! ride on the road. The case of Alfred F. Web- j ster vs. Milo B. Luther and Louis Rouchleau, involving the ownership of two sections of I land near Duluth, was decided in favor of , Webster. In the case of William Burfening Vs. Omaha Railroad, involving the owner- | ship of an island in the Mississippi river in Hennepin county, the decision favors the railroad. POSTOFFICE CONTEST. The End of Mr. Castle>s Term In Not ] Yet in Sight. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, May 18.—The postoffice de partment officials are experiencing consider able trouble in deciding the long-drawn-out contest over the St. Paul postmastership. The papers in the case are now with the president and ready for final consideration, but the de-" partment has made no final recommenda tion. The difficulty is that no one candidate haa the unanimous indorsement of the Demo crats of St. Paul. Each aspirant has his own backing from his own faction. It is not be lieved that the administration will allow the matter to go unsettled until the end of the session, and yet it is possible that Castle may be the Incumbent of the office for some time to come. Congressman Kiefer today stated that Treasurer Wagner is a candidate for the St. Paul postmastership. He says that he has j reliable information to that effect. Inquiry at j the postoffice department, however, results in information that no papers in Wagner's behalf have yet been filed in the department. Letter Carriers' Petition. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, May 18.—Senator Davis to- day presented the petition of the Minneapolis Letter Carriers' association in favor of the bill to increase the pay of letter carriers. Dendn'ood Bill Panned. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, May 18.—Senator Pettigrew today called up and secured the passage of | his bill appropriating $30,000 for a public library building at Deadwood. Headstones Ordered. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, May 18. — Congressman Kiefer today received notice from the war department that headstones for the graves of soldiers, deceased during last year, were sent on May 13, and will be placed in posi tion probably before Memorial day. WILD WEST TRAGEDY. Discarded Lovers Ended Three Lives in Revenge. TACOMA, Wash., May 18.—In Beaver Prairie, Clallam county, in the dense forest, seventy miles from a telegraph office, last Tuesday, Charles Paul, of Wisconsin, killed David McConchle and his wife, and then took his own life. The tragedy happened at the home of the McConchies. Paul was a dis carded lover of Mrs. McConchie, who manied McConchie last fall while Paul was away. . As soon as Paul learned of the marriage he wrote letters to her swearing he would kill her and her husband. Charles Terwillinger was examining his bear traps on the shore of the lake on Tuesday, and saw a note pinned to the door of a deserted cabin, which gave directions to look in a certain place in the house for a letter. This letter was addressed to Christian Crossklaus, and said Paul had gone to kill Mr. and Mrs. McConchie, after which he would take his own life. A party was formed, and, reaching the shore of the lake opposite McConchie's house, they found McConchie's boat, and In it the dead body of Paul. The body of Mrs. McConchie was found on the floor of her home, her head near- | ly severed from her body, and everything showed that a fearful struggle had taken place between the woman and the man. ■>•■ BRUTAL TORTURE. Young Indian Killed for Alleged Witchcraft. SEATTLE, Wash., May 18.—In jail at Ju neau, waiting trial, on the charge of murder, is Chief Ye Teetleeh, the Tybee of the Hoonan Indians, a small tribe of some hundred mem bers occupying Chikakoff islands, about 100 miles southerly from Juneau. The offense with I which the old chief is charged is the murder by torture of his nephew, whom he accused of witchcraft. The chief had a disease affect ing his right leg. He dreamed that his nephew had bewitched him, and on the strength of this, he proceeded to inflict pun ishment due the crime. The victim's knees were bent close back, and in this position he was bound tightly to a tree. An iron band a quarter of an inch thick was then placed around his face, sinking into the nose, and covering the eyes, and this was also made fast to the tree, so that he was unable to move his head in any direction. He was left in this position to starve to death. He lived five days. He was twenty years of ag*. m^. HOLT WILL CASE. Trial of the Noted Action Begun in Washington. WASHINGTON, May IS.-The trial ct the noted Holt will case began today The ques tion at issue Is the genuineness of a tattered alleged will of the late Judge Advocate Gen ere! Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, which was found in the mails of the register- of wills here last year. Judge Holt, who died in August, 1894, was supposed to have died intestate, and tne> validity of the alleged will, whose myste rious appearance created widespread inter est, has been vigorously contested. The ben eficiaries under the alleged will are Miss Josephine licit Tbrocfciuorton and Miss Us- TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 19. 1896. zie Hynes, of Kentucky, between whom the estate was equally divided. The signatures of Gen. Sherman and Mrs. W. T. Sherman, which were on the will, were identified as genuine by Senator Sherman, of Ohio, and Col. Fred Grant, of New York, testified to the genuineness of the signature of the late President Grant. WEYLER IN A RAGE. Wanted to Execute Competitor Pris oners Without Delay. NEW YORK, May 18.—A special to the Her ald from Havana says: The action of Consul General Williams, protesting against the meth ods of trials of the prisoners of the American schooner Competitor, adopted by the Spanish authorities, is worth more than a passing mention. Within three hours after the court martial closed its members sent to Admiral Navarro a sealed verdict which was imme diately opened and approved by the naval chief. The sentences of all five prisoners to death, in accordance with the verdict, were signed at once, and preparations were made to have the men shot. Neither Consul Gen eral Williams nor any attache of his office was present at the courtmartial, nor was he allowed to see the prisoners until after the trial had closed. Naturally he laid the whole case before the state department at Wash ington, by wire, early and promptly received instructions as energetic. When these ar rived he went directly to the palace where I a stormy interview with Captain General Wey- I ler occurred. The captain general told the j consul general that if the men had been con victed as the latter supposed, they would ! most certainly be shot at sunrise the follow ' ing morning, despite any protest the United | States might make. "If you shoot them." said Mr. Williams, "my government instructs me to cose its con sulate here and demand my passports, as it shall most certainly hold you and your gov ernment responsible, should these prisoners be executed before our protest be given due consideration." When Consul General Williams bowed him self out of the captain general's presence and drove back to his office, the excitement that followed at the palace became almost lndes i cribable. The president and judges of the j supreme tribunal of the island, the chairmen I of the leading conservative parties, and the \ managing director of the Spanish bank wore | called into consultation by Captain General ; Weyler end Admiral Navarro. The majority ! of those rprsorages advised the authorities I to suspend the pxpout'on pending higher'in | structions from Madrid. Gen. Wey'er gad no; ! that if th* men were not executed he would resign. He so telegraphed the Spanish min | istry. it is reported. In the meantime, it ap | pears, the United States was. through Mln ' ister Taylor, bringing pressure to bear also at Madrid. Orders-came from Spain to sus pend all proceedings, and directing the cap tain general and Admiral Navarro to transmit all documents in the case to Madrid, for consideration there by the supreme military ] and naval council and cabinet. Gen. Weyler, It Is said, also received a message telling him to await a more opportune moment to give up his command, as for diplomatic reasons the government could not afford at this crisis to have him suddenly resign. Consul General Williams had won. The transfer of the case to Madrid will give the prisoners at least a month or six weeks' respite. REDUCED RATES. Rtale Regarding Their Consideration Repealed by Western Road*. CHICAGO, May 18.—Notice has been given by the Illinois Central that it will run home stekers' excursions independent of the other roads in the Western Passenger association from all points on its lines north of the Ohio river to all points in Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana, except Memphis and New Or i leans. The excursions will be run June 9 and ! 23 and July 7 and 21. The rate for the ex j cursions will be one fare, plus %t. It Is reported that when the Illinois Cen tral assumes charge of the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern next month W. A. Ellond will become general passenger agent in charge of all the business south of the Ohio river. His headquarters will be at Louisville. Mr. El lond is now assistant general passenger agent at Netf Orleans. Roads in the Western Passenger association have reconsidered their rule providing that applications for reduced rates will not be con sidered until within cixty days before the date.on which the meeting for which, the rates are asked is to be held. Under the new ar j rangement the matter is left to the discretion ! of the chairman, and If he decides that the rates are to be considered earlier they will be taken up on the day specified by the chair man. MORTGAGE REDEMPTION. Kansas* Decision Reversed by the Su preme Conrt. WASHINGTON, May 18.—The supreme court today, in the case of Martha Barnitz versus John L. Beverly, In error to the supreme court of Kansas, reversed the decision of the lower court. The opinion was delivered by Justice Shiras. This case was brought on a note for $1,500 and interest, but its decision involves the constitutionality of the mortgage redemption law of Kansas of 1893, and is far-reaching in effect. The case was twice heard in the state supreme court. The opin ion in the last hearing was in Beverly's favor, holding the act in question to be applicable and valid in ease of contracts made before and after its passage. The supreme court reversed this decision, holding that no law was valid which prescribed the mode of en forcing a contract in existence when the law was enacted. _^_ _ TO BE DISMISSED. End of the Sensational \e\v York Police Investigation. NEW YORK, May 18.—Final disposition is to be made on Thursday of a number of in dictments against police officials, the out growth of the senate investigation of 1894-5. District Attorney Fellows said today that it is probable that all of the untried cases will be dismissed except the one against former I Building Superintendent Thomas J. Brady,who | is charged with accepting a piano in return for favors extended by him. % "JIM CROW" CARS. The Supreme Conrt Siys That They Are Constitutional. WASHINGTON, May 18.—The supreme court of the United States decided today in what is known as the "Jim Crow" car case of Plessy versus Ferguson that the statute of the state of Louisiana, requiring railroad com panies to supply separate coaches for white and colored persons, is constitutional, affirm ing the decision of the court below. Justice Brown delivered the opinion. Justice Harlan dissented. ALLEGED TRAIN WRECKERS. Too of Them Captured at Waldo, Win. SHEBOYGAN, Wis., May 18.—Fred Green and Joseph Wildman were arrested today at Waldo by the sheriff, on the charge of hav ing caused the wreck of the freight train on Friday night in which three men were killed and two injured. Other arrests will follow. This is the third train that has been wrecked at Waldo in six months. m Drawing: Room Held. LONDON, May 18.—The Princess of Wales, assisted by her daughters and Prince Charles of Denmark, held the largest drawing room of the season at Buckingham palace today, in behalf of the queen. The Americans pre sented were the Duchess of Marlborough, for merly Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt; Mrs. Calvin S. Brice and her two daughters, and Mrs. Douglas Grant, of New York. Mrs. Henry Asquith, formerly Miss Margot Tennant, was also presented. German Financier Dead. BERLIN, May 18.—Herr Otto Camphausen, formerly Prussian minister of finance, is dead. He was born In 1812, and as minister of finance In 1870 had to meet the necessities of the situation caused by Uie war between Prussia and France, GZfIR IS Ofl UP HIS ARRIVAL MARKS THE BEGIN NING OF THE CEREMONIES AT MOSCOW CHEERED BY HIS PEOPLE. ALEXANDER RECEIVED WITH EVERY DEMONSTRATION OF A LOYAL AFFECTION. PREPARATIONS ON A LARGE SCALE. The [•clps Will Culminate With the Grand Entry of the Czar on Thursday. MOSCOW, May 18.—The arrival of the czar and czarina this afternoon may be said to I inaugurate the festival season in celebration j ; of the coronation, for which the city and j the- whole empire have made months of prep- I aration. Their majesties arrived In their : | special train at the Smolensk station. The ! station is about half-way between the Krem- , lln and the Petrovskl palace, which is to be i the abiding place of the czar until the tri- ', umphal entry .into the city on Thursday. The rain was pouring down in torrents as the train arrived, but this seemed to have no effect on the loyal ardor of the people and they were gathered at the station to the I number of several thousand to accord a ; greeting to their sovereign and to catch a ! glimpse of his august person. The streets ; were full of mud, and the countless flags i and streamers fluttered fitfully in a gusty ■ breeze. An imperial pavilion had been erected at ; the station., into which the imperial party j stepped from their train, and from which they emerged into the equipages which car : ried them to the Petrovski palace. The ' pavilion was carpeted and was bright with ! floral decorations. A squad of the czarina's j regiment of Uhlans was the guard of honor !on the platform. The Grand Duke Sergius, uncle of the czar and governor general of ! Moscow, with a brilliant suite of officers, ' awaited the arrival of the imperial party at the station. The appearance of the train was the signal for an outburst of great cheer ing,and the military band played a regimental march as the train entered the station and the czar left his carriage. The czarina, when I slit entered the imperial pavilion, was at tired in a white tulle dress, which was , adorned with silver spangles, and she was presented with a bouquet. Their majesties descended the carpeted stairs from the pa vilion, entered a carriage and were driven to the Petroviski palace, escorted by a cav alry officer of the highest rank. The passage of the party through the streets was greeted with grtat enthusiasm, the route being lined with great crowds of cheering spectators. One of the special features of the present events In Moscow is the doing away with the custom of employing, special ! constables in citizens' dress to guard the ! route of the czar's coming and going from the | city. On general occasions the route of the csar's progress is guarded by a double line of military, a double rank of swwn eiviliausi, the ordinary- police in uniform, the police of the defense department and the detective po '■ lice. The doing ay/ay with the sworn civ ■ ilian ranks will give better opportunity for the I czar's subjects at large to witness his progress to the coronation. Preparations for the grand entry into the city are not yet completed, but they are far advanced, and on all sides are evidences of the confusion and hurry of the last touches i for the great celebration. The character of the preparations is most imposing. The pal ace of the Grand Duke 1 Sergius Is especially magnificent. This is situated upon the Tver skaja street, along which the czar goes from the Petrovska palace to the Kremlin on Thurs day. Tverskaja street, being the czar's route, has concentrated within its length much of the preparation. The competition for posi tion among those not officially provided for has been unprecedented. Many nouses along the street have been rented at high rates for the whole year, merely to secure the lessee a window for the procession on Thursday. For single windows fabulous prices have be*>n oftered, and many bitter disputes over points for seeing the spectacle have already found ! their way into the courts. The street shows ' along its length many commodious pavilions, j set aside for the lavored ones, all solidly built, are they, and with the bulbed roofs and towers characteristic of Russian archi tecture. These pavilions are placed at the intersection of Tverstaja street with the broad highways that follow the course of the various ramparts which have been built in rings about the ancient city. The coloring of all ■ these temporary structures is most brilliant, in accordance with the Russian taste, and is confined to the primitive colors in broad stripes and splotches on roofs and side walls. Great jron columns have also been erected along the street's lengih for a brilliant electric illumination. Electricity is used for the first time in the illuminations for a czar's coronation, and elaborate prepar ations have been made by the authorities to avail themselves of this agent. Nearly all the public buildings have their complete out lines traced by light wooden framework for the support of the electric lights' and fairy lamps, which show the architectural outlines of the city traced in fire and light. The walls of the Kremlin itself and the towers of the buildings within it are thus outlined against the night sky by electric lights and by thousands of yards of gas pipe perforated at short intervals for gas jets. Everywhere the Russian flag is flying, especially con spicuous being the yellow imperial banner. Many of the pavilions and grand stands show the woodwork elaborately carved. There are numerous triumphal arches inscribed "God Save the Czar," and nightly rehearsals of the Illuminations of the public buildings and of the Kremlin are taking place. THE DOUBLE DRAGON. Li Hnng Chang's Banner Floating at Moscow. MOSCOW, May 18.—LI Hung Chang and suite arrived here today from St. Peters burg. The Chinese *avoy was received in a most brilliant manner, and afterwards pre sided at a reception given in the Chinese embassy, which was profusely decorated with flag's. Field Marshal Yamagata, the Jap anfse envoy, the DuKe of Najera, the rep resentative of Spain ami the crown prince of Roumania have also arrived. The latter was received at the railroad station by the grand dukes, grand duchesses and high of ficials, with military honors, the band playing the national anthem. Representatives of the rural population to %be number of about 800 have reached hero, and are lodged in the Korch theater, whose stage has been trans formed into a vast dining hall. Over tha Maison Perlow, in •which the Chinese em bassy is located (the building belonging to an important firm of tea importers) floats LI Hung Chang's crest, the double dragon. The house" is furnished throughout in Chinese stjle. HONORED IN DEATH. Demonstration at the Funeral »t a Pretoria Reformer. PRETORIA, May 18.—There was a great demonstration today on the occasion of the funeral of F. L. Gray, the reform commlt teeman, who committed suicide by cutting his throat while in jail, laboring under mel ancholy, Induced by his prosecutoin. Barney Barnato rode in the first carriage. The streets were packed with people. Many wreaths were scat by Gray's fellow pris oners. EVICTED BY WATER A HUNDRED FAMILIES AT CROOKS. TOX COMPELLED TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND. WHOLE COUNTRY IS A LAKE. TWO HIMIRKI) MEX DYKING THE RIVER TO PREVEXT FUR THER OVERFLOW, LOG JAM AT LITTLE FALLS. It Threatens to Break and Cause Disaster—General News of the Northwest. Special to tbe Globe. CROOKSTON, Minn., May IS.—The Red Lake river is higher at this point than it has j e\er been within the memory of man. A i hundred families have been compelled to va i cate their home in this part of the city and | In Jerome's addition. Two of the three wagon i bridges in the city are in imminent danger of ; being carried away. Two hundred men are employed in dyking the river in Chase's ad . dltion, and the work is being pushed as rapid ly as possible in the hope that the water may be kept from overflowing that portion of the i city. The effect of the rainfall upon the crop i prospects is disastrous in the extreme. The I prospects of further wheat seeding are very : poor, as the country is In many directions a boundless lake. Special to the Globe. LITTLE FALLS, Minn., May 18.—The Mis sissippi river at this place is a raging vol i ume of water. The river has not been so ; high in twenty years. People on the flats j are being drowned out, and many have I moved. The log jam Just above this city is in danger of breaking, and considerable dam age would be done. STATE LANDS STOLEN. Part of the City of Chamberlain on Government Property. PIERRE, S. D., May 18.—For several years rumors have been coming to state officials that the town of Chamberlain extended onto and occupied a tract of state land, and sev j eral months ago O. C. Jewett was employed j by the state to make thorough surveys and i find out what foundation there was to the j rumors. Mr. Jewett has been at. work for several I months and has definitely located the corners : «f the original government survey, and to ; day filed his report, which proves that flfty j four acres of section 16 is included In the i town, which was accomplished by changing ! the lines and obliterating the original corners. : There is yet a balance of fifty-one acres of ! school land left, which was platted as the ; state addition to Chamberlain, while MaJ. Ruth was land commissioner. The tract in question lies between the state addition and the main street of Cham ; berlain, and is in the heart of the town and , valuable. The change in lines was easily made on account of the wide variation in the government survey of 1868, which was all very bad work. The original town boomera probably made i $70,000 out of the tract, and it is worth a large sum to the state as it stands today. There will be a great deal of litigation on : account of the many owners of lots in the i state's tract, but the case will be pushed as i soon as the attorney general can secure the necessary data. MOONAN FOR DELEGATE. Waseca Democrats Have a Candi date Who W'antM to Go to Chicago. Special to the Globe. WASECA, Minn., May IS.—First district Democrats are becoming active in anticipation of the coming election, and plans are being laid for an aggressive campaign. District Chairman of the Congressional Committee Thomas Bohen, of this city, and Hon. John Moonan, candidate for congress from this district in 1894, express themselves as pleased with the outlook, and are advocating the or ganization of Democratic clubs to further party interests. Already district delegates to Chicago are being mentioned, and indications from different parts of the district point to Hon. John Moonan as the one most favorably looked upon as yet. He made a hard up-hill I fight in the campaign of 1894, and there Is a ! sentiment in the district to select him as one of the district delegates to Chicago as a par tial acknowledgment of his services. The district convention will be held in St. Paul at the time of the state convention. SECTION LINES AS HIGHWAYS. Interesting; Series of Suits Over the Question Will Be Brought in South Dakota. YANKTON, S. D., May 18.—A series of in teresting litigations is about to be commenced I by the South Dakota authorities to test the ' validity of an act of the territorial legislature ! of 1871 by which all section lines are declared j to be public highways, and the owners of | adjacent land required to throw them open !to the public as such. Until a short time ago this law seems to have been overlooked, the county commissioners making a practice of purchasing right of way along section lines j for use as roads. This expense and the cost i of opening the roads has been a considerable item in the past. The Yankton county com missioners recently stumbled on the old stat ute authorizing them to appropriate the nec es&ary land for the roads without recompens ing the owners and determined to enforce it. The owners maintain that their patents from the government embrace each a certain num ber of acres from given points, and that as no deduction is made for highways the state has no right to confiscate their land without payment. INDIAN APPLIES FOR A PENSION. White Buffalo, Son of Sitting Ball, Seeks Government Aid for In- Jarles. PIERRE, S. D., May 18.—White Buffalo, captain of Indian police at the Cheyenne res ervation, has applied for a pension on ac count of injuries sustained while a member of the Third United States cavalry. Examin ing Physician Hurley says the Injuries are such as would give a white man a pension. White Buffalo Is a son of Sitting Bull, and has always been loyal to the whltea as a police or soldier. When Hump, as commander of the police, tried to raise a revolt at Cheyenne at the time of signing the last Sioux treaty, the command was given to White Buffalo, who kept the police to their work and saved what might have been serious trouble. Struck Themselves Out of Work. REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., May 18.—The seventy-five men employed as stonecutters in the Morton quarries, opened about three weeks ago, have struck for an advance In wages from $3.50 to $4.25 per day, in accordance with an order Issued by the stonecutters' union. As a result the quarries at Morton were shut down for good this morning, and stone for tho Minneapolis dam will be taken from another quarry. Moorhead Wants Lower Rates. MOORHEAD, Minn.. May 18. — Invitations will be Issued ia a few days for a convention to be beld in Moorhead for the purpose of demanding the came grain rate per. ton per mile (.8 mill) to the seaboard that Ut« pro-. PRICE TWO CENTS—] £$?SJm ducers of Kansas and other Southwestern states now enjoy. Delegates will be invited from Wisconsin, North Dakota. South Da kota and Minnesota and a definite plan of action mapped out. CYCLONE AT ELVA. Operator at Osakis Attempts to Spring a Sensation. Some bright young man at Osakis last night attempted to spring a fake of the rankest kind on the Globe. As this is the sea son of cyclones he told a harrowing tale of a twister which passed through that county, leveling everything in its path and com pletely wiping out a family of six. The story was well told, but, unfortunately, it was printed in yesterday's Globe as occur ring 24 hours previously in Kentucky. The Western Union company has taken the matter in hand, and the principal sufferer from the cyclone in Osakis will be the bright young "operator." The following is the dispatch sent in and the article printed in yesterday's Globe: Osakis, Minn., May! Benton, Ky., May 17. 18.—A terrible cyclone,—A terrible cyclone passed over the north-passed over the north west corner of this west corner of this county this morning county this morning about 1 o'clock, doing about 1 o'clock, doing damage to everything:damage to everything in its path. At Elva'ln its path. At Elva it it tore down the housejtore down the house of Andrew Jones and of Anderson Jones and j killed the entire fam-jkilled the entire fam- I ily,consisting of Jones, lly,consisting of Jones, j aged eighty, his wife, |aged e'ghty; his wife, aged fifty-five, his old- aged fifty-five; his old est child, a son seven- est child, a son seven teen years old, and teen years old, and two girls, one ten andjtwo girls, one ten and I the other twelve, [the other twelve, i ' Jones was a poor man Jones was a poor man, i | and had only lived in;and had only lived In ' i that community about this community about six months. Five eof- six months. Five eof- , fins were sent to Elvaiflns were sent to Elva | I today, and the entire today, and the entire | j Jones family were' Jones family were I -buried in the same buried in the same j grave. The scene was grave. The scene was ; visited today by hun- visited today by hun dreds from all the dreds from all the country around. country around. —Operator. Co-Eds Mated. MADISON, Wis., May 18.—Eta chapter of I Kappa Kappa Gamma will give a banquet at i the lodge tonight in honor of the engaged ' members of that chapter. These are Miss Agnes C. Butler, to Prof. Benjamin W. Snow; i Miss Bertha S. Pitman, to Prof. F. C. Sharp; Miss Francis Bowen, to Jesse Sarles, a theo logical student at Yale, but formerly at the university; Miss Susie Main, to Charles P. Spooner; Miss Emily Parsons, of Whitewater, to Dwlgbt Coe, son of Editor E. D. Coe and nephew of Chief Justice Cassoday, and Miss I Edith Griswold, to Mr. Williams, both liv.ng iln Columbus. There will be toasts, each of ' the "engaged girls" to make a response, and a happy time generally. Paving at Grand Forks. GRAND FORKS. N. D., May 18.—Grand I Fcrks is to have paved streets. The busi ness men and the property owners are at work hand in hand to bring about the de ; sired end, and a petition was circulated [ among the property owners of Third street [ and De Mers avenue for the purpose of se ' curing the consent of the necessary two : thirds to the paving plan. By the time the city council meets again the B. M. U. com mittee will have things in shape to report j that the citizens want paving, and there is little doubt but it will be ordered laid. Steamer Rosebud a Wreck. PISMARCK, N. D., May 18.—The steam, r ! Rosebud, of the Benton Transportation com pany, has sunk in about twenty-five feet of ' water, and now lies careened over, one end burled in the sand at the bottom of the ri' ir, and the other supported above the water by the piling which i 8 driven along the shore. The boat Is sunk beyond recov ery, and men are at work saving whatever i ot portable property can be carried ashore. Big Stone After Immigrants. Special to the Globe. ORTONVILLE, Minn., May 18.—At a large and representative convention of farmers and business men held at Clinton, a permanent Immigration association for big Stone county I was formed. Hon. Oponiet, of Clinton, was made president, and W. C. Whiteman sec retary, with a committee of representation from each township and village. Measures will be at once Instituted to induce new Bet tiers to come to this favored county. * Sioux Falls Hotel Burned. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May IS.—The Mcr ] chants' hotel, owned by Capt. W. E. Willey | and ex-Mayor Williams, was destroyed by fire i this morning at 3 o'clock. The loss Is $20,- UOO; insurance, $16,000. The hotel was filled with guests, some of whom nafrowly escaped I with their lives, losing all their effects. The fire originated from the range in the kitchen. Safecrackem at Wanbay. WAUBAY, S. D., May 18.—Yesterday morn ing between 12 and 4 o'clock the safe In the I postofflce was blown open by burglars by the i use of giant powder, and between $400 and $500 in money and stamps taken. No clue to the burglars has been obtained up to the present time. Barn Burners at Faribault. Special to the Globe. FARIBAULT, Minn.. May 18.—The barns of Richard Smith and Joseph Kiesel were burned this morning. A horse, carriages, harnesses, etc., were burned in the first. Loss about $000. On the Kiesel barn the loss was $200. The fires were incendiary. Strongly for Van Sant. I Sreeial to the Globe. PRESTON. Minn., May 18.—Capt. Samuel R. Van Sant, of Winona, Republican candi l date for governor, vi rived in Preston today, I and received a warm welcome. There is a | strong Van Sant feeling in Fillmore county. Accidentally Shot Himself. Special to the Globe. WELLS, Minn., May 18.—While out hunt- Ing yesterday Charles Scarbowitzki, a har | nessmaker at Easton, was fatally wounded 1 by the accidental discharge of his gun. He I was found in S. Bradley's pasture, where ! the accident occurred. He died last night. St. Panl Park Man to Bnlld It. Special to the Globe. WASECA, Minn., May 18.—The contract for the erection of Waseca's new court house was today let to J. D. Carroll, of St. Paul Park. Twenty-one bids were received, his being the lowest, at $34,593.00. Farlbanlt Norsemen Celebrate. Special to the Globe. FARIBAULT, Minn., May 18.—Norwegians from Kenyon and other places Joined their j brethren here in celebrating May 17, Norway's Independence day. Salutes were fired and speeches made. Little Falls Democracy. Special to the Globe. , LITTLE FALLS, Minn., May 18. — Demo cratic primaries will be held In this city June 6 and the county convention June 8"to elect thirteen delegates to the state convention. Gave the Visitors a Drubbing. Special to the Globe. ST. PETER, Minn, May 18.—St. Peter out played the Austin base ball team today on the home grounds. Score, 18 to 7. Col. Cockerlll7s Funeral. NEW YORK, May 18.—The obsequies of the late Col. John A. Cockerill were held today. From the Press club, where the body had laid in state since Saturday, the remains were conveyed to Scottish Rite hall. The services at the hall included brief addresses by T. K. Brohan, exalted ruler of the B. P. 0. S., and J. Howard Jr., president of the Preas club. Then the body of the distinguished Journalist waa conveyed to Calvary Baptist church, where religious services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Dr. McArUiur. FORTY MORE DEAD PAWXEE RESERVATION IX \E« BRASKA WAI VISITED BY THE KAW\s CYCLOXE. REPORTS ARE ONLY RUMORS. COMMI XICATIOX WITH THE DEV« ASTATED COIMRV (IT OFF BY THE STORM. FALLS CITY WAS ALSO VISITED. There It Is Known Four l'eopl* Were Killed and Many Others \\ <t«- Wounded. OMAHA. May 18.—A special to the Be« from Humboldt, Neb., says, forty people were killed on the Pawnee reservation, by a cyclone. Four people are known to have been killed near Falls City by the same storm. HUMBOLDT, Neb.. May 18,-The trainmen > arriving here this evening bring reports of I frightful results of the cyclone on the res , ervation adjoining this county. They assert ■ that forty persons were killed by the cyclone on the reservation. No ptrtlculars are ob tainable, as all communications by wire Is ; down. Those killed are supposed to be In ; dians, as there are few whites on the res ervation. FATAL AT FALLS CITY. Fonr DentliN Are Reported Front That Place. FALLS CITY. Neb., May IR.-Thls city an<J surrounding country Is in mourning tonight, with dead and injured in many families, und ! debris of devastating elements coverta* ev erything. As far as can be learned at pres« ! ent the killed and injured are: Dead—Eight-eyar-old son of J. M. Houcks, Mrs. Sam SaJlor. Mrs. Shock. John Smlrh. Injured—William Brannon and wife. J. H, Houcks. severely bruised; Mrs. J. M. Houcks, bruised arm and shoulder; Isaac R. Rhodes, very badly cut and Injured internally; son and daughter of .Mr. Rhodes, both severely bruised; William Hlnton; Mrs. William Hln ton. bodily Injuries; daughter of Mr. and Mis. Hinton, face badly bruised; tramp at ; Missouri Pacific depot, broken leg and lncer ! ated knee; William Stnlck, wounded on the. left arm and ankle. The farm houses of H. E. Lemon. I. R, Rliodes. W. R. Kent. Dan Sailor. Jacob Lichty, Thomas Eakin and William Drug- I miller were all blown down, and mi I I the accidents and deaths occurred at these places. It Is estimated the damage will be J7f.,f100 to the city. The damage In the ruraj districts is supposed to be much heavier. *i:\ i:\ di:ao. i The Kantian < jclonr HeportM Wer«j .\ot Exaggerate*. KANSAS CITY, May 18.-News of the loss of life and destruction of property by yester day's cyclone In Kansas is slow in coming In. What has been received makes It plain that , previous estimates of the damage done w«-ro , i none too high, and In fact may be added to • ' when communication is contpletel] r.'oij»'i>ed. [ Fully half a dozen towns were struck by tho . twister, and the known d> ad arc seven. The \ Injured number fully thirty, many of-whom, j It Is feared, are fatally hurt. Itswil 11), a . village on the Missouri Pacific in Hrown . i county, seems to haw felt the brunt of the Btcrm. But five houses are taid to have been left standing there. The list of killed at Reserve Is as follows: Killed—D. W. Terhune, aged sixty; Ralph ■ Sweeney, aged nine years; Viola Phillips, j four years; Mrs. John Rynder. A special to the Star from Reserve, says: ; This town was almost wiped out of existence ( by yesterday's cyclone. Hardly a houso remains standing, and wreckage is strewn ; everywhere. The whole population is home -1 less, and great confusion prevails. Forty buildings in Reserve alone were razed. The confusion was indescribable. Darkness added to the crash of fulling timbers, the cries of the hurt and the almost deafening bias and roar of the wind, struck terror to the hearts . of all. After the storm had passed, those ! fortunate enouch to have escaped Its rav ages set about helping the victims. All night long they searched for the wounded and miss- Ing, and lanterns could be seen durtlng here I and there. The Injured are being well cared for. The cyclone seems to have spent Its force at Preston, Neb., where half of the buildings aro reported wrecked and several people re ■ ported Injured, some of them dangerously. ' . Details are lacking, telegraph wires to that 1 point being down. WEST VIRGINIA FIHKS. Great linmuu<- Ilciniv Done to Sland* Ing Timber. PARKERSBURG, W. Va., May 18.—Forest , fires are raging in Tucker county. Yesterday; | hundreds of men Ineffectually fought the fires : I which are burning more fiercely this niorn ; ■ ing than last night. Lumbermen estimate th» ' i loss at $500,000. The Mlddlcfork portion of the county Is completely wiped out. The adjoin ing forest Is now burning, with Indications that the entire county will be devastated un less a rain prevents. Weather dry and warm, with high winds. Farmers have left their 1 I hoipe3 to seek refuge In larger towns. So faf ■ j no deaths are reported. FIRES STILL HLR.MNG. Mure Damage Report* Front IVmi *> l\ nnlu Toivnx. CL.EAUFIELD, Pa., May IS.—Forest fire* aro still raging in many places throughout ! this county. Word was received from Ma ! ; gee's Mills this morning that five houses and ij a church had been destroyed. At Montgom- I cry the fires are burning fiercely, and many houses and barns are In danger. The liarrett hotel, at Barrett, was burned lest night, and the town is entirely surrounded by a big woods, which Is all ablaze. In Goshen town ship Archer Spencer's barn was burui-d las| 1 night. >♦» i POPILAR CATECHISM. Metbodi.it Proi.--t.-int* Will Mnkfl Some Cliaritff* in Itn Form. KANSAS Crr% Mo.. May IS. - President Herring presided at the morning Msslca of 1 the Methodist Protestant conference. An Im portant item in its work was the adoption of a resolution providing for the printing each week in the various religious; w-'.klics of extracts from the catechism. A hot discos* sion arose ever the resolution, v.hl-.-h was , presented by Rev. A. J. Relrhard. ebairmasi of the Sunday school committee, but It waa finally adopted by a decisive vote. The prop osition to revise the catechUm latfl a mors popular form, next caused general 2is cussion. A general ccmplalnt v.a... ms4o that th>3 present form did not m-><-t tii» needs o? tho masses. It w?s lasit) de cided to make a revision, whldl WM left with a committee of live to rtpo:;. tt tho next general conference. Uev. John Sr^lt, of Allegheny City. Pa., wna appointed chftir man of the committee. Resolutions "<ib horring the use of tobacco" r.nd forbidding mcmberß, either lay or otlu-rv.l.-.e, to use tb» weed or alcoholic liquors. wa:i maaUcotnlK acoptcd. _ No Sunday Fretslitn. WASHINGTON. May IS.—Justice Hnrla* today delivered tLe opinion of the supreme court la the case of Hernlngton yfitraa tlio State of Geork'U. In-.olvlr.s ihe eMUliiutlMH Kitty of the sute liw pro::ir>:iltt tt.» r.ia nii's "' freight cars in i eorgla on Cunday, The opinioa held lilt Uw to be val'C