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VOL. XIX.—NO. 146.
BULLETIN OF THE ST. PfVUL GLOBE. MONDAY, MAY £5. Weather for Today- Thunder Storms. ■r* PAGE 1. Ax-Treasurer Nelson Dead. House aad Senate Forecast. Disastrous Hail in North west. Cloudburst at Marshalltown. Four Victim* of Gasoline. PAGE 2. Funeral of D. D. Merrill. Lutherans Split on Secret Societies. British Patriotism on Dayton's Bluff. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Cuba's ClTil War. PAGE 4. Editorial. Acker Post Memorial Services. Proulbf Divided on Silver. PAGE 5. Saints Leave for the East Today, Blues and Tigers Win Games. Results in the National. Condition of the Crops. PAGE O. Markets of the World. PAGE T. Globe's Popular Wants. PAGE 8. Farm and Household. Vagrrant Verse. Politics Agitating Wall Street. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK, May 24.—Arrived: Vendam, Rotterdam. HAVRE — Arrived: La Touraine, New JTork. SOUTHAMPTON — Arrived: Saale, New York. QUEENSTOWN — Sailed: Lucania, New fork. .«■»_ Market Report—Fish stories are com ing in faster than fish from Minnesota lakes. -•" The man who did not pay his hose rent this spring appears to have a head of about the proper size. m Whether Jupiter Pluvlus saved St. Paul or Indianapolis from defeat yes terday will probably never be known. ■«■■ If Mr. Peffer would give more at tention to his whiskers and less to government bonds, he would serve his country much better than he is doing. .cgM. _ Greater New York is raising some lough youngsters. A Manhattan baby [ell five stories, striking two clothes lines on the way, and was picked up uninjured. >•• The cranberry marshes of Massa chusetts have burned. Those of Wis consin, however, are all right. The Badgers can swap the Bay State fel lows cranberries for turkies. "^*" : An Alabama Populist read a series of resolutions in the house Saturday im peaching President Cleveland. The house showed Its good sense by iquelching him immediately, -^. The British pay $5,000,000 a year for learning to play golf. No returns are In on what it costs Americans to play the same game. But, then, very few Americans really learn to play golf. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says It will take hard money to get into the St. Louis convention. At last there Is a chance for the Southern delegate to make enough to pay his board bill. -^»_ A farm paper, clean daft on silver, says that "the darkest clouds are al ways golden on their upper sides." This is a rank discrimination against Bilver in the house of one of its stanch est friends. ♦ "One of the unwritten laws," says Mr. Grosvenor, "is that a candidate shall not make the platform." Stuff and nonsense, Mr. G. Who made that Ohio platform? And what was it made for, except to foreshadow the St. Louis platform? -^. When that senate committee that is going to investigate Oriental competi tion with our infants makes up its report, a chapter might be given to a history of Le Due's tea-planting ven ture, and how the heathen Chinee smothered that infant. — ■ -^ An Ohio Democratic elector is blow ing around that he will never vote for a gold man in the electoral college. He isn't dangerous, however. It is con ceded that McKinley will be nominated at St. Louis, and it may as well be con ceded that he will carry Ohio. •»- The harmony in the New York dele gation to St. Louis is becoming so in tense that the attention of the Empire state militia may have to be called to it Warner Miller says Tom Piatt's at tacks upon McKinley are "untruth ful, infamous and outrageous." ■ ' 4*» The Garfield post man who drew up those resolutions against Judge Loch ren should have taken things easy for a few days, and he wouldn't have drawn the resolutions at all. Judge Lochren is a great man, who cannot be bowled over with a squirt gun. In-spite of the honey and treacle that is being spooned out to Tom Reed by the McKinley organs to entice him to accept the second place, we apprehend that he will decline to be the slab-cided, flop-eared elephant In the show of the "advance agent of prosperity" who plays the acrobatic feat of riding two horses at the same time. _^fc. Tom Reed has pumped wind into his tires and is speeding along at his old gait. He now tells a reporter that "the senate is where politicians go to when they die." Paris remains the place of refuge for good people when they puncture their moral tires, a change of Shakespeare's expression necessitat ed by. modern innovations. —o»- , McKinley is posted on the mishaps that have overtaken presidential candi dates by a too free expression of opin ion. He recalls the letter Henry Clay wrote that cost him the Liberty votes of New York and the presidency, and Scott's "hasty bowl of soup" and Han cock's local issue tariff letter are all distinct Warnings to him to keep his mouth padlocked. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. AWAITING THE VETO SENATE WILL STAY IN SESSION UNTIL CLEVELAND ACTS ON THE HARBOR BILL. BOND BILL HAS THE FLOOR. ITS OPPONENTS CSING EVERY MEANS TO OBSTRUCT A FINAL VOTE ON IT. HOUSE NEARLY READY TO QUIT. Nebraska Populist Threatens to Block All Special Legislation at the Wind-Up. WASHINGTON, May 24.—The outlook as to the line of proceeding in the senate during the present week Is not very clear. It is the general understanding that the debate on Senator Butler's bond resolution will con- I t-'nuo Monday and possibly longer, but If It J'fl-'.ds the floor beyond Monday there will be * as. ?ffort to displace it with the general de fUUacy appropriation bill. This is the only one of the appropriation bills which has not received the attenttieo of the senate, and as H has now been reported the members of the appropriation committee are really anx ious to take it up at the earliest practicable date. On the other hand, Senator Butler, who has charge of the bond bill, feels that if a -vote is not had on his bill before this ap propriation bill Is passed it may be impossible to hold a quorum, which will, therefore, in sist upon going forward to a finish before the deficiency bill is considered. He thinks it will be possible to conclude the debate upon the bond bill Monday, or at the latest Tues day. Senators Dubois and Pritchard have stated that they would ask to be heard on the bond bill before a vote is taken, and it is probable also that Senator Allison may submit some remarks upon it. The opponents of the bond bill will try to prevent a vote being reached at all, and some of them will obstruct Its progress to the fullest extent possible with appropriation bills and by other legitimate means at their command. Of the fifteen general appropria tion bills only six have become laws, leaving eight still to be sent to the president, and ncne of these except the legislative and the river and harbor bill are entirely out of con ference. There will, therefore, be numerous [ conference reports to be presented, and as these are always privileged matters, they can be used to displace the bond bill. Ordinarily the deficiency bill would not occasion pro longed debate, but it may be used to prevent the consideration of others. It is expected that during the week the bill to repeal the provision for the rebates of the tax on alcohol used to the arts will be passed without opposition or the consumption of much time. The filled cheese bill is also to be debated as opportunity offers. Senator Lodge counts upon time to consider the immigration bill. Senator Mitchell, of Oiegon, hopes also to put up his resolution providing for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people, as does Senator Hill the bill defining contempt of court. The talk is general that the date of final adjournment will depend almost entirely upon the length of time the president may hold the river and harbor bill. Without having any direct authority for the supposition, sena tors generally expect a vote of that measure, and count upon having to remain long enough to attempt to pass it, despite the executive disapproval. Senator Allison expressed the opinion today that in case of early action by the president, whether favorably or adversely, the senate would be prepared to ad journ by the first of next week. In that event, everything would be rushed aside this week for the appropriation bills. THE HOUSE is rapidly clearing the decks for final ad journment. Conference reports are likely to consume • a large portion of the time of the house this week, as they did last. In the last days of the session little indulgence Is given members, and by the operation of the rules in matters of high privilege, like conference reports, questions can be brought to a vote at the will of the leaders. The general clam or for unanimous consent legislation, which becomes louder as the session draws to a close, promises to be entirely checked at this session by the action of Mr. Kern (Pop., Neb.) if he persists in his threat He demanded the "regular order" at every opportunity last week, and threatens to continue to' do so to the end of his congressional career, unless the speaker recognizes him, to move the pas sage of a bill to grant an abandoned military reservation to his state. If he carries out his programme he will relieve Speaker Reed, whom he is Keeking to embarrass, of the im mense pressure to which a speaker is al ways subjected at such times. The Phillips labor commission bill and the Erdman arbi tration bill, which were crowded out by con ference reports last week, will be brought up this week if time permits. The bill to re peal the free alcohol clause of the present tariff law, in the shape of the compromise proposition agreed on by the friends and foes of the measure, will, however, be allowed the right of way before these two bills. There are also six election cases on- the calendar. The Murray vs. Elliott case from South Caro lina and the Mitchell vs. Walsh case from New York, in both of which the majority re ports favor the Republican contestants, are the most urgent of these, and it is the inten tion of the leaders to dispose of them at this session. Tomorrow is District of Columbia day. GIVES MIDDIES A CHANCE. Committee Will Indorse the Naval Reorganization Bill. WASHINGTON, May 24.—The prospects for the passage of a genral reorganization bill for the increased efficiency of the naval serv ice has greatly improved during the last week, for the subcommitte on rank will report on Tuesday next a perfected measure to the house naval committee. A progressive Increase In the corps of naval engineers has been recommended, and this increase will be se cured from the various schools of the coun try as well as from the naval academy. The bill proposed by Mr. Wilson, of New York, has been made the basis of the general measure. The rights of the staff to official rec ognition are recognized. Remedial legislation is given to the line of the navy by making it possible for the young officer, to secure com mand of the ship at an early age. A regular flow of promotion is provided for In the upper grades of the line. The passage of this bill gives promise of fcrever settling the line and staff quarrel which has been carried on for the past forty years. The surgeons and the paymasters have been given substantial relief, while warrant rank has been accorded the apothecaries. Ay increase in the pay of the machinists has been provided for, and there is but very little doubt that this will bring excellent men to enlist in this rating. _^»_ OLIVER T. MORTON PROTESTS. Doesn't Want the Statne of His Father Removed From Its In dianapolis Site. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24.—Oliver T. Morton, clerk of the federal court of appeals at Chicago, appeared "'before the soldiers' monument regents today to protest against the removal of his father's statue from its present sits in Monument place, where It boa MONDAY MORNING, MAY 25. 1896. stood since 1877. The nunument to the "War Governor" was erected out of subscriptions by his friends to a fund for that purpose, and the legislature gave permission for it to be placed on the ground where the soldiers' monument now stands. Mr. Morton learned that it was the purpose of the regents to re move the monument to another place, and he came here at the instance of his mother to protest against it The regents said that it was too early to consider the matter and reach a decision, but they assured him that they would not take final action till his mother had been ' fully informed of their plans. -♦■ READY FOR A SEA FIGHT. Filibuster* Man Their Steamers With Biff Gun*. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 24.—The steam ers Laurada and Three Friends, laden with men, arms and ammunition, are now afloat for Cuba. The Laurada, which landed rec ently an expedition In Cuba, appeared off the mouth of the St Johns river yesterday morning. The vessel came for a cargo of munitions stored at the river's mouth, but feared to enter, owing to the presence of the cutter Boutelle. Last night however, while the Boutelle was watching the Three Friends up the river, the tug Kate Spencer took the arms out to the Laurada. The Kate Spencer took to the Laurada 100 Cubans, who came here from Tampa last night by special train. The Cubans were commanded by Rafael Portundo, formerly Ma ceo's chief of staff, but now secretary of for eign affairs of the Cuban republic. With the arms and men aboard, the Laurada sailed about midnight. Meanwhile the cutter Bout well, with gunports open, was watching^ the arms-laden Three Friends at Jacksonville, and during the night the Washington authori ties ordered Capt. Kilgore, of the Boutwell, not to detain the Three Friends unless it had a "mltttapy expedition" on board. As the Three Friends had only arms and ammunition on board, and was regularly cleared for Key West, Capt. Kilgore let It go at 5 o'clock this morning. The revenue cutter followed the Three Friends down the river and for five miles to sea. The Laurada and Three Friends are prepared to fight if attacked by Spaniards. Each vessel has sev eral cannon mounted. Cubans here say arms and ammunition sufficient to supply 15,000 men are carried. There are many field pieces and rapid-fire guns on board. Spanish Vice Consul Mariategin is indignant because the Laurada and Three Friends were not seized. NO TREATY WITH RUSSIA. LI Hone Chang Denies the Rumor of an Alliance. MOSCOW, May 24.—Li Hung Chang, special envoy of the emperor of China to the corona tion of the czar, has submitted to an Inter view on the subject of his mission in Russia and in other Western countries which he will visit when he leaves Russia, He said that he Intended to go to America, France and Eng land. The mission entrusted to him, he con tinued, aside from the coronation, was to study the European and American systems of government, with a view of introducing foreign customs into China. He formally denied that any treaty bad yet been concluded with Russia, as has been so often asserted in the last few months. He also said that he had no projects for the conclusion of treaties with any power. Rus sia and China, he averred, were in accord on all points, and It was China's wish to maintain the same excellent relations with France. Questioned as to the relations of China to Great Britain, Li said that it was difficult to make himself acquainted with this point until he had visited England. . mi COASTS THROUGH A WINDOW. Probably Fatal Cycle Ride of Ed ward Llcklederer at Atchison. ATCHISON, Kan.,May 24.—A most singular bicycle accident occurred In this city last evening, as a result of which Edward Llck lederer, aged twenty-two years. Is a sufferer from unusual wounds, which probably will prove fatal. Young Licklederer was coasting down North Fifth avenue, a very steep thor oughfare, and speeding at the rate of thirty miles or more an hour, when, losing control of his machine, he was shot through a large plate glass window of a corner store, land ing against the inside wall on the far side of the building with terrific force. His head was almost chopped to pieces. His nose was splintered, his ears almost torn off and his face and body were lacerated with many cuts that reached to the bone, and which, even should he recover, will horribly disfig ure him for for life. CZAR SWORE ALLEGIANCE. Ceremony of Consecrating; the New Standard at Moscovr. MOSCOW, May 24.—The grand duke Vladi mir today, in behalf of the czar, commanded the grand church parade of troops. The consecration of the new imperial standard in the presence of the czar and czarina, the grand dukes and foreign princes and the gen eral staff, was performed this afternoon in the throne room, together with a display of the banners and arms of all the territories and historic events of the empire, In the palace armories, accompanied by interesting ceremonies. The consecration occurred at the Novaia Omjeinla palace within the Krem lin. Part of the ceremony is the swearing of allegiance by the czar to the colors. The higher clergy, arrayed in sumptuous canoni cals, took part in the ceremony. After it was concluded the czar and czarina returned to the Alexandrinsky palace, where the im perial pair passed the period in the evening before the coronation at their devotions. COST OF NICARAGUA CANAL. Over 9130,000,000 Required to Con nect the Atlantic and Pacific The Manufacturer. The estimated cost of the Nicaragua canal is increased by the government commission whose report has just appeared. The cost however, in spite of this Increase, remains within the bounds of the capital which can be raised, and the aid which can be legiti mately extended by the United States. The original estimate of the Nicaragua Canal company, ten years ago, was $66,466 - 880. The present estimate by the government commission is $133,472,893. This is just dou ble. In the Interval, however, the estimates made by the company have been increasing as the difficulties were better known. Of late the estimates usually, made have placed the cost at from $100,000,000 to $110,000,000. The report of the government commission, instead of doubling this latter estimate, as was freely predidcted, advances only to a round $433,500,000. As this commission was se lected in no friendly spirit, and its instruc tions were evidently intended to render it certain that Its estimates included every pos sible item of cost, the figures which it has now published may be accepted as final. The total outlay needed to connect the oceans may be unhesitatingly placed at be tween $130,000,000 and $150,000,000. As canals go this is not an extravagant sum. The Suez canal Is ninety-two miles long, dug in sand, without rock and with no difficulties, and cost $102,750,000. It has paid dividends from the start A Dutchman Beat Johnson. PARIS, May 24.— J. S. Johnson, the Amer ican wheelman, has not yet resumed his for mer good form. He was beaten today by a length In the 2.000 meters scratch race by the Dutchman, Eden. He was also beaten in the mile handicap. Was Wilkes Booth's Guard. LANSING, Mich., May 24.—Lieut. Luther B. Baker who, as an officer of the government detective service, had charge of the party which captured Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, died here today, aged sixty six years. French Honor the Csar.~' PARIS, May 24.—A fete Russe rift£ given tonight at the Grand opera house iff honor of the ooronation of the czax, BAIL, Pfl, FLOOD ELEMENTS WERE DESTRUCTIVE IN MANY PARTS OF THE NORTH WEST. • ■ AN ICY BOMBARDMENT RESULTS IN WHOLESALE DESTRUC TION AT MINOT AND OTHER PLACES.' FLOOD FROM CLOUDBURST. Marshalltown, lowa, Partly Sub merged—Great Destruction of Crops and Live Stock. Special to the Globe. MINOT, N. D., May 24.—A severe and dam aging hall storm passed ever this section this afternoon, causing serious damage to crops. Many buildings are without windows. The full amount of the damage cannot be estimated, but will reach j .several hundred dollars. The principal sufferers from the storm were the Great Northern, there being over 200 window lights broken In their round house here, and the Leland oetel, all of the windows on the west side of the building being broken out. Several plate glass fronts v. ere broken, among which was the elegant plate glass front in the Tompkins block, on Main street, totally demolished. Stock on the ranges suffered severely from the storm. In a number of Instances cattle were pounded to death by the hail. The stones were of enor mous size, and fell with terrific force. The storm was accompanied by severe lightning, doing considerable damage, one or two small barns In the Louse river valley being struck by lightning. Crops in the valley are a total loss. TORRENTS FROM THE CLOUDS. Marshalltown Partly Submerged— Crops and Live Stock Suffered. MARSHALLTOWN, 10., May 24.—A cloud burst today between La Moille and State Center caused Linn creek, which flows through this city, to rise in one hour from a mere rivulet to a river half a mile wide. The Chi cago & Northwestern tracks and roadbed, and two bridges near La Moille, were se riously damaged. The flood destroyed crops and drowned considerable livestock. A heavy hall accompanied the rain. All the railroad yards in this city are submerged, and dwell ings In the lowlands flooded to a depth of three feet. Some of the residents were rescued in boats, having narrow escapes. Railroad traf fic cannot be resumed for a day or two. lowa river is also on the biggest rampage for fif teen years. CREDULOUS CLIFF DWELLERS. More Swindlers Reap a Harvest la the Zenith City. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn., May 24.^-A number of Duluth people have been taken in by two oily tongued swindlers, who offered bargains in clothing, and Rev. A. W. Ryan, of the Epis copal church, was one of the victims. The swindlers showed handsome samples of suit ings, which they claimed were on exhibition at the Atlanta exposition, and which could not be sold to Jobbers, as they were of foreign manufacture, and custom ■ duties were so heavy that the sale of) the goods were prac tically prohibited. Deposits were required, and when they were paid, neither agents, money or clothes were seen again. The police are looking for the swindlers, one of whom Is named McCormick. THESE FOR SILVER. Faribault County Democrats Indorse Free Coinage. Special to the Globe. BLUE EARTH CITY, Mlriii.\ May 24.—The Democratic county convention held In this city yesterday was more enthusiastic than might be expected, and worked harmoniously throughout, adopting the appended resolution and electing the following delegates to the state convention: S. Pfeffer, Anson Bartlett, Charles E. Brady, Emll Kuester, Paul Mc- Guiggan, Robert Andrews, Thomas Keegan, Morris Lonergan, John T. Ingails: "Resolved, That we are id favor of free and unlimited coinage of silver by the United States government at the ratio of 16 to 1, and that our nine delegates to the state Demo cratic convention be instructed acordingly." AS LARGE AS BASE BALLS. Hailstones "West of Sleepy Eye De vastated the Fields. Special to the Globe. "* SLEEPY EYE, Minn., May 24.—Rain fell in torrents today, beginning at 2 o'clock. It was accompanied by a terrible hall storm west of Sleepy Eye, this side of Springfield. For three miles wide and ten miles long the grain was pounded Into the ground. All glass on the north side of farm buildings was destroyed. The passenger train from the West went through the -■storm and all glass and blinds on the north side of the coaches were broken. Hail fell from one to three inches in diameter. Memorial at Hasting-*. Special to the Globe. HASTINGS, Minn., May 24.—The union memorial service at the Presbyterian church this morning was very largely attended, the Rev. H. J. Harrington, pastor of the Metho dist church, delivering an able sermon, ap propriate to the occasion. The singing by the choir was grand. The members of Peller Post No. 89, G. A. R., were escorted from post headquarters to the church by Company E, N. G. S. M., in command" of Capt. J. M. Tucker. Hall Smashed the Windows. Special to the Globe. DEVIL'S LAKE, N. D., May 24.—Over $300 w th of damage by broken window glass resulted from a heavy hail storm this even ing. Hail stones measuring from one to five inches came down titieb and fast for fifteen minutes, breaking all window lights facing west, and a large number facing north. A number of plate glass windows were broken. Heavy rain followed the hail storm. Jndge Angel Dead. Special to the Globe. RICE LAKE, Wis., May 24.—Hon. F. M. Angel, a very old resident joX this city, died from apoplexy, at 4 o'clock this morning, aged sixty years. Deceased was a prominent Democrat and during his prime held many positions of trust in Barron county. At the time of his death he was second municipal Judge of this county. Baccalaureate Sermon Preached. Special to the Globe. MANKATO, Minn., May 24.—8 accalaureate services were held today at ihe state normal, school hall, "a large audience being present. The address was delivered by Dr. H. A. Cleveland, formerly of Siv.Paul. Commence ment exercises will be held in the opera house Friday next. Addressed by Rev. M'Klnley. Special to the Globe. WINONA, Minn., May 24.—Rev. William McKinley, of St. Paul, preached the annual senuon to the normal graduating class at the First Congregational church this evening. A large audience was present, In spite of the rain. He spoke on "Life's Duty." m FOUR WERE CREMATED. Victims of a Chicago Gasoline Ex plosion. CHICAGO. May 24.—8y the explosion of a gasoline stove on Townsend street today a family of six persons was almost extermi nated. Four are dead and a fifth is so badly burned that- death is almost certain. The names of the dead are: OTTO MALM, a carpenter, thirty-two years old. SIMA MALM, eight years old. HILYA MALM, six years old. OTTO MALM JR.. three years old. The injured: Mrs. Ella Malm, thirty-three years old, burned about the bands, arms and face; will recover. Ellen Malm, eight years old, severely burned about the head and body; will prob ably die. Mrs. Malm, the wife and mother, had c**s en to prepare breakfast, and her husband and children were still in bed and asleep. She lighted a gasoline stove, when the res ervoir which holds the supply of oil exploded, throwing the burning fluid about the rooms. Before the sleeping members of the family could be takes out, or even warned, they were shut in by flames and burned almost to a crisp. When the explosion occurred Mrs. Malm rushed frantically from the dwell ing and screamed for help. She then re turned to the house, soon reappearing with her three-year-old child In her arms. Pieces of burning clothing still adhered to the burned flesh of the baby, and it died shortly afterwards. The screams of the mother had by this time brought the neighbors to the scene. The fire department was summoned, and firemen rushed into the rooms and re moved the Inmates, while water was thrown upon the flames. The mother's burns were attended to by the doctors, and it was found they were comparatively slight She was re moved to the home of friends. -^ ■— PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY HILL. "Wisconsin Delegates Prepare to Make an Annual Visit. EAGLE, Wis., May 24.—A large delegation are preparing to make their annual pilgrim age to Holy Hill, near Schleisingerville, this state, and in company with delegations from most eastern and southeastern Wisconsin Catholic societies will unite with the Mil waukee pilgrims under the command of ex- Senator Kroeger, leaving that city at an early hour next Tuesday morning. Many of them go with a hope and faith to receive cure of bodily infirmities, others because of religious enthusiasm, and yet others In thanksgiving for benefits received on pre vious pilgrimages. So far as is known, this famous Holy Hill is the only Wisconsin territory credited with power of miraculous healing, to its hundreds of annual pilgrims who came sick and on crutches, returning well and able, leaving their crutches behind them in a corner set aside for that purpose. A special feature of these wonderful cures and of the Increasing popularity of these an nual pilgrimages is that they are without mon ey and without price; a hill rising from the undulating farm lands; an unpretentious tem ple of worship at its top, whereon, it is said, good Father Marquette, at an early day, rest ed and communed with a higher power, now in charge of a reverend father, a visit and prayer, a coming away cured of bodily iu flrmities, with. renewed spiritual strength. , -«. IS EXPECTED IN MINNEAPOLIS. Police Are Watching; for Rev. Her man, of Salt Lake. SALT LAKE, Utah, May 24.—N0 particu larly interesting developments have come to light today In connection with the story of Rev. Francis Herman and the two missing girls, Henrietta Clausen and Annie Samuel son, referred to in the dispatches last night. When the Samuelson girl left here or disap peared, in January last, it was given out that she went to visit her friend, Fritz Hi deen, in the employ of the Pullman Car com pany, at Chicago. It is said a letter has been received In this city from Hideen saying the girl cannot be found in Chicago. The police have found books, apparel and other things in the pastor's room in the church which have been Identified as belong ing to the missing girls. The last that* has been heard of Herman was a letter mailed at Kansas City on May 11, In which he said he was on his way to Decorah, 10. Dispatches from Decorah, 10., Crookston, Minn, and Kansas City say no more trace of Herman can be found. It is known here that he had church subscriptions made in Minneapolis, where he was to collect personally. The police department Is making every effort to locate the missing pastor. TROLLEY CAR CAPSIZED. Twelve Passengers on a Denver Line Seriously Injured. DENVER, Colo., May 24.—A car on the Agate avenue line of the tramway company got out of the control of the motorman near midnight last night, Jumped the track at a curve when down hill at high speed and turned over. There were seventy-four pas sengers on the car, a dozen of whom were injured. The mest seriously hurt are: Mrs. Sarah Hapon, aged thirty-six, internal in juries, bruised and cut; may die. Mrs. Jessie Connet, aged twenty-five, con cussion of the brain; probably internal in juries. Mrs. Albert Zimmerman, aged thirty-six, scalp wound and cut over forehead. -♦" Postmaster Incompetent. DENVER, Col., May 24.—Regarding the wholesale destruction of mall matter at Crip ple Creek, Postoffice Inspector McHensley says that Postmaster Rose had authority to burn only old papers which were uncalled for. He adds that the failure to distribute mails properly In Cripple Creek postoffice is due chiefly to the incompetency of the post master, and that he has frequently reported the facts to the department at Washington. Weyler's Tobacco Decree Modified. MADRID, May 24.—Senor Canovas Del Cas tello, the premier, declares that he will only sanction the export of orders for tobacco from Cuba which were given prior to Capt. Gen. Weyler's decree prohibiting the export of to bacco. This is presumably in reply to the representations made by the United States government to Spain with regard to the pro hibition of the export of tobacco from Cuba. _ m Gen. Echols Dead. STAUNTON, Va., May 24.—Gen. John Ech ols, receiver and general manager of the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southern railroad of Kentucky, and president of the National Val ley bank, of Staunton, died at the residence of his son, State Senator Edward Echols, at 8 o'clock tonight, of poisoning. . -♦- ,— Bermuda Plays in Luck. NEW YORK, May 24.—News reached this city today from Puerto Principe, Honduras, that the steamship Bermuda, with a large cargo of ammunition and provisions, had a narrow escape from being captured by the Spanish warships on her last cruise. Rev. Wingneld** Condition Serious. BENECIA, CaL, May 24.—Rt. Rev. J. H. D. Wingneld, Episcopal bishop of the missionary district of Southern California, was stricken with paralysis last night, and is in a very dangerous condition. PRICE TWO CENTS—j £$Sc&m TOOK A FATAL DOSE EX-COUNTY TREASURER A. N. NEL SON DIES FROM MORPHINE POISONING. LIES IN A STUPOR ALL NIGHT, BEFORE HIS FRIGHTENED WII-'U FINDS HIM AND CALLS MEDI CAL AID. CORONER THINKS IT SUICIDE. Dr. Whltcomb Will Hold an Autopsy Today—Circumstances Lend an Air of Mystery. Ex-County Treasurer Andrew N. Nelson died at St. Joseph's hospital at 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon from the effects of an over doss of morphia. Mr. Nelson left his home Saturday morn ing, seemingly is the best of spirits. He kissed his wife and children good-by, saying he would return in time for lunch. At noon, however, he sent word to his wife that he had been detained by a business engagement, and would not be home until evening. Mrs. Nelson thought nothing strange of her hus band's absence until he did not arrive at the supper hour, and then she became some what uneasy. Mr. Nelson had been acting strangely depressed for the past few weeks, and while hardly believing that he would take his own life, his wife recalled that he had let drop certain remarks while discussing his business affairs which served to make her more apprehensive than she would otherwise have been. Mrs. Nelson reassured her self, however, with the thought that her husband had frequently remained away from home at meal time, and when 10 o'clock came retired, confident that Mr. Nelson would return by midnight Mrs. Nelson awoke about 4 o'clock, end finding her husband still absent, became thor oughly alarmed. Hastily dressing, she made her way to Mr. Nelson's office, in the Schutte block, corner Seventh and Jackson streets. The office door was locked, but she could hear the heavy breathing of her husband on the inside. Vainly she called his name and pounded on the door in an endeavor to awaken him. The heavy breathing continued, but no response was elicited by her fright ened calls. John E. Llndberg, a nephew of Mrs. Nel son, Is employed by Mr. Nelson as a clerk in his insurance business, and was known to have a key to the office. He Uvea on East University avenue, between Canada and Jackson streets. Mrs. Nelson hurried to Llndberg's house, and, after securing the key, almost ran back to the office. She op ened the door and found her husband appa rently asleep on a lounge in a corner of the ' room. All effort to awaken him, however, proved futile. It was now nearly 6 o'clock, and Mrs. Nelson hurriedly summoned Drs, Robert Wheaton and Rogers. When the physicians arrived a few mo ments later they found Mr. Nelson in a comatose condition, and evidencing all the symptoms of morphine poisoning. It was not known when the drug had been administered, but the physicians were of the opinion that the unconscious man had taken a large quan tity, probably as much as ten grains. The work of resuscitating Mr. Nelson began at once, and for three hours the physicians labored unceasingly, spurred on by the grief of the afflicted wife. Their efforts, however, were productive of no results. At 9 o'clock the unconscious form of Mr. Nelson was taken to St. Joseph's hospital, where Drs. Wheaten and Rogers again at tempted to revive life's dying spark, but with the exception of a momentary rally shortly after 1 o'clock, their efforts were un availing, and at 4:05 o'clock Mr. Nelson died In the presence of his wife and eldest daughter. Coroner Whltcomb was at once notified of Mr. Nelson's death, and, after viewing the remains, directed that the body be removed to Dampler's undertaking, rooms, where an autopsy will be held at noon today. The cor oner Is of opinion that It Is a case of sui cide. * Mr. Nelson was the local agent for the Buf falo German and several other fire and life Insurance companies. He was also promin ent In secret society circles, and was a mem ber of a number of orders, including the Odd Fellows, Masons and Elks. Mr. Nelson carried life Insurance In all of the benefit societies of which he was a member, and was, according to the statement of his wife, In sured In other companies. A singular story was abroad last night which serves to add a complication to the story of the death, and which, if true, would throw a very unpleasant consciousness on the persons Involved. It was to the effect that a number of the members of one of the building associations of which Mr. Nelson was secretary had a business meeting sched uled for his office Saturday night, and that he was lying on the lounge when they reached the office. Some of them, It is said, tried to wake him, but without success, and then, instead of making any alarm, concluded that the heavy sleep was due to Intoxication. This suspicion, if It really was entertained, is now sufficiently proven unjust. The ru mor stated that one of the members of the party was City Clerk Matt Jensen, and Mr. Jensen was aroused at his home, 612 York street, late last night. Mr. Jensen had not until then heard of Mr. Nelson's death and expressed great surprise. "You were at a meeting in Mr. Nelson's of fice Saturday evening, were you not, Mr. Jensen?" inquired the reporter. "Who, me? Never heard of any meeting," said Jensen. "It's news to me. I haven't the least Idea what the meeting was for, If there was one. I know I wasn't there. "I have no Idea of the motive that could have prompted Nelson to take his own life. Though I know he did not have much money —not as much, I have heard him say, as when he was first elected county treasurer yet I do not know that he was In any way financially involved. "Some time ago, just before Nelson took a trip South, he told me that be was going South for his health. Since he returned I bad seen very little of htm. That's all I know about Nelson. I know, however, that he did a very large insuraooe business among the St Paul Scandinavians. But I wish to state positively that I was not at a meeting in Nelson's office Saturday night; never knew there was one, and have not the least idea what it was for." A. N. Nelson was born the 2d day of March, 1819, at Backaskog. in the province ol Kane, Sweden. He left that country the 28th day of April, 1867, and landed in New York May 12th of the same year. He went direct to Vasa, Goodhue county, where he remained and went to school for two months. Then ha went to Clifton Mills, near River Falls, Wis., and hired out to a fanner. He remained there three years working on a farm, and in a saw mill during the winter. In the tall oi IS7O he came to St. Paul and attended a business college until June 24, 1871. He se cured a situation with a retail shoe store on Third street, where he worked three years, when ho was taken sick and confined to his bed for a portion of the winter of IS7S and 1874. Thinking that his sickness was duo to Indoor work he went to work as a carpenter for Shrive Bros., pledging himself to work for two years at $1.25 a day the first year and $1.50 a day the second year, with the provision that he should work In the office at draughting at least three months In the year. He worked at this trade until 1878, when, business being poor, he went to work In the St. Paul post office as letter carrier, and later on as stamp clerk, until the sprisg of 1882, when, on tht* physician's advice, he resigned to seek out door employmeat. It was at this time that, with the assist ance of some friends, he organized the Sav ings Building society, and was elected Its secretary. Later he was elected secretary of the Seventh Street Building Association 1 of the City of St PauL In 1883 he bought ou| a small Are insurance agency of two com panies, and this gave him a start In that line, and formed the nucleus for the business hs afterwards bulk up in that line. During; the years that Mr. Nelsos has resided in St Paul he worked manfully for the best in-, teresis of the city. He was a man of ability and intelligence, and was honored with the, confidence of the voters of St. Paul by being elected county treasurer on the Democratic ticket three successive terms, beginning la the fall of 1888. — s> STIRRED UP THE DELEGATES. Binhop Thulium Demandn That Mor« Msney Be Given to Missions. CLEVELAND, 0., May 24.-BUhop Tho turn took occasion In a sermon which hs delivered at the armory today to lecture ths delegates to the Methodiat conference foC their Indifference regarding missions. Hishopt Thoburn has long been a laborer in the mis sion field of India, and he took the conferencs to task severely for not giving better finan cial support to the work. "Some day." he said, "we all ahall stand before the great white throne and we shall, be asked, why, when we were in Cleveland, four weeks, we did not do something fo» the mission cause. The only answer we can; make will be that we were too busy wltbl previous questions, questions of privileges, points of order and laying things on the table} that we could not attend to missions." Bishop Thoburn said he had come to Clevs* land expecting something to be done, and li the Methodist church would only act the othor great Protestant denominations would; follow it. It might be possible, with propen efforts, to save one million souls a year in India, but even at that rate It would take two hundred years to Christianize the couu try. The bishop's sermon has given rise to tails' to the effect that a motion will be made to morrow to reconsider the vote by which t( was decided to re-elect no more blahops lit order that an assistant for Bishop Thoburn may be chosen. The bishop said tonight that he did not care so much for an assistant. Since the hard times began the money sup ! port of the mission has fallen off to auch alt extent that tt will be necessary to send horns from India, one in every six of the mis sionaries now there. Bishop Thoburn de nies the rumor that he would resign If the; conference did not afford him help, but he does say that if financial support Is not pro* vlded by the conference he will remain tz% this country and endeavor to raise the mone)(J needed by personal effort. PLENTY OF CASH FROM JAPAN. It Tends to Weaken the Loiidoaf Money Market. LONDON, May 24.—Mone/ has been very" easy during the week, the Japanese govern*! dent having released £1,000,000 from the Bank of England for the payment of indebtedness here. The stock market was very quiet, with*, considerable realizing at the present hlgbl prices, the difficulties of finding good invest* ment driving up prices for home railways, while there was a large business in good lni di .-atrial undertakings. African mines were at a standstill, owing td the uncertainty of the outlook In Africa, and] mine operators are transferring their atten tion to the West Australian market, whars there was a considerable Increase in business. The prospects of a speedy adoption of a motor, power for street traffic in Englaad are begin ning to adversely affect the omnibus com panies. Sharp cycle company promotions ar« booming, but the Times warns the public! against over-confidence In these ventures. American securities were neglected. Tho week's changes were only fractional, and were mostly downward. Grand Trunk securi ties were weak in the absence of the expects^ improvement In the traffic returns. RAN CARS SUNDAY. Result la Mi I wanker Was Almost m Riot. MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 24.—Today was the first Sunday that the Milwaukee Electrio Railway and Light company has operated its cars since the strike was Inaugurated threo weeks ago tomorrow. During the day there were no disturbances, but tonight cars wers freely stoned and egged throughout the city. This evening several motormen and a police man was struck with stones, and had to be removed to hospitals. A large mob of Poles gathered at Lee and Bremen street and at tacked the cars and officers. Policeman Kruss* was stabbed, and seven arrests were made. Several cars were pelted with bottles contain ing blue vltrol and muriatic acid, and the clothing of some of the passengers who rods on them was ruined. The patronage on cara" does not Improve, and there is no improve ment fn the general boycott of business men> sympathizing with the company. -■«» "WITH MILITARY RITES Remains of Gen. Falrchild Will Be Taken to the Grave. MADISON, Wis., May 24.—Gen. Fairchild will be buried with all of the military cere mony to which his rank as brigadier gen eral entitles him. Gov. Upham has charge of the arrangements and he has selected Adjt. Gen. Charles King to look after the details. Gen. King will have personal charge of the military escort. The funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Fayette Durlln, of Grace Episcopal church, will conduct the services. No sermon will be preached, nog will the remains lie in state. DEBS SAYS NO. Absolutely Refuses to Oecopy (he White House. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 24.—Eugene V. Debs, president of the American Railway Union, said tonight: "I will state for the public print that I will not serve In a pub lic office. I have a fixed opinion of a public office, and do not care to hold one. Politics and labor are two different Institutions, and I will not give up labor for politics. The two don't go well together, and I believe 1 am of more use in labor. No, I will not go Into politics, and will not accept the nomination for president." The Thirteen Class. FRANKLIN. Ind., May 23.—The graduating Class of the Franklin High school numbered thirteen. Each speaker was limited to thir teen minutes and the thirteenth speaker had. just completed her thirteenth year of lohoo".