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WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.— Forecast tor j
Tuesday: Minnesota and the Dakotas— Fair;
slightly warmer; variable winds.
Wisconsin — Generally fair: continued cold:
northerly winds.
Montana— Threatening weather, with occa
sional snow; warmer; variable winds.
United States Department of Agriculture,
"Weather Bureau, Washington, Nov. 30, 6:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time. — Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Tern. Place. Tern.
St. Paul 0 Swift Current ....— 20 i
Duluth — 12 QuAppelle — 22 t
Huron — 2 Mlnnedosa —20
Bismarck —12 Winnipeg —20]
Williston —14 I
Havre —8 Buffalo 20-24 ]
Helena 8 Boston 32-34 I
Edmonton —12 Cheyenne 34-38 i
Battleford —26 Chicago 12-14 1
Prince Albert —22 Cincinnati 22-28
Calgary —6 Montreal 22-28 I
Medicine Hat — 10 Pittsburg 26-28
— Below zero.
Barometer. 30.72; thermometer, — 4; relative
humidity, 80; wind, west; weather, cloudy;
maximum thermometer, 2; minimum ther
mometer, —10; daily range, 12; amount of
melted snow in last twenty-four hours, .0.
Note — Barometer corrected for temperature ]
»nd elevation. — P. F. Lyons, Observer.
Heretofore the argument has been
very effecth'e to the people in most I
states that they must steer clear of
Populism if they would avoid inevi
table wreck. The People's party has
espoused so many theories that are ob
noxious to good government and in
compatible with sound industrial devel
opment that it has acquired a worse
reputation than it deserves. It has put
at the front in so many cases its most
violent and reckless representatives I
that they have given tone and char- I
acter to it in the public mind. When j
any one talks of a possible Populist :
state administration, the average man j
at once thinks of what Waite did in !
Colorado, and Pennoyer in Oregon, and I
Llewelling in Kansas. His immediate
and spontaneous petition is: From such {
men as these, good Lord, deliver us. \
The strength of this argument and the !
reliance placed upon it were both ap- j
parent in the recent campaign in Mm- j
nesota. There is no reason to doubt
that Mr. Lind would have been elected
but fQr the silent fear in the minds of i
many voters inclined to favor him that
it would hurt the reputation of Minne-
BOta at the East and abroad to elect
a Populist governor. The most was ;
made of that plea, and it unquestiona- '■
bly influenced enough voters to secure '<
for Mr. Clough the narrow majority by j
which he was elected. Mr. Lind's per- j
sonal high character and his many ad- I
mirable qualities enabled him to make '
a wonderful run, but that could not i
quite overweigh this lurking fear that
a People's party victory is equivalent |
to building a wall around a state which !
outside capital cannot or will not pass, j
There has been too little discrimina
tion between individuals. The tenden
cy of Populists to push to the front j
their most violent and unreasonable j
representatives, to thrust into their
platforms the doctrines which cast
odium upon Mr. Bryan, and to choose
for office men like the one whom they
have just elected chief justice of Kan
sas, who holds the most dangerous and
erratic notions about capital, has ob
scured the fact that a Populist may
be a worthy citizen and a competent I
and valuable officer. This distinction
is bound to be made sooner or later,
and with it will come the People's par
ty's chance of obtaining power, unless
it is rent in twain by dissensions be
tween the moderate and the violent
Already the people at the East are
coming to understand that there is
Populism and Populism. The New
York Evening Posf, in a recent article,
says: "Some surprise is expressed at
the East that, while Nebraska, as well |
as Kansas, was carried by the Popu
lists, the former state does not suffer
anything like the discredit which at
taches to the latter for its performance.
The reason is that there is an immense
difference between the two brands of
Populism. " It goes on to say, which
is true, that the leader of the Populist
party in Nebraska for many years has
been Gov. Holcomb, who is a man of
spotless character, a jurist of high re
pute and one whose record is full of
advocacy of popular right against cor
porate privilege, without stepping over
the line that separates reform from
revolution. Gov. Holcomb had the sup
port of the reform element of the Re
publican party in Nebraska when he
first separated from it, and has re
tained it by the excellence of his ad
ministration. He has saved his state
from the odium that fell deservedly
upon Colorado, and has opened the
eyes of Easfern people to the possibil- i
lties of the People's party under good
On the other hand, the Populists of
Kansas have given way to the most
crack-brained and revolutionary of
their members. The state was fairly
overran in the last campaign by ora
tojs who yelled and shouted and went
through all kinds of political ghost
dances without pretense of reason or
appearance of sanity. Judge Doster,
whom they have chosen to their su
preme court, Is on record as declaring
that t he right of tlie «*er &t propertr in
that piopertr Itself it £»f amount to
the right of the owner. He has at
tempted to hedge on this extraordinary
proposition, but succeeded only in get
ting into a hopeless tangle of futile
distinctions between one kind of cap
ital and another. He and all his kind
contemplate the establishment of a
new and artificial order, and the stop
page of human progress by evolution.
They are dangerous men, and the mis
fortunes of Kansas, until she has got
rid of them, will be numerous and
greater than they have ever been.
The contrast between the way in
which a People's party victory is re
garded in these two adjoining states is
very significant. It has its lessons for
both sides. The People's party may see,
in the difference with which its suc
cess is regarded, its sole chance of ever
commanding the popular approval of
the nation. The older parties should
find in the appearance in Nebraska of
a Populist administration which can
command the enthusiastic support of
its own people and the respect even of
those centers where the view of cap
ital prevails, as well as in the close
race for the governorship in Minne
sota this year, the signs of approach
ing portent. If they do not set them
selves to work out the righteous re
forms that are a part of the People's
party demands, then leaders from their
own ranks will carry that party to
As one reads over the list of con
gressional statesmen and notes the
familiar figures who have been retired
from service by their more or less ap
preciative constituents, the ingratitude
of even republics is borne in upon
one's consciousness with a sharpness
that actually pains. What encourage
ment is there in being a tribune of
the people, painting their wrongs, I
roasting their oppressors, exuding per
spiration at every pore as the red hot
eloquence of indignation pours out
upon the broad pages of the Congres
sional Record, if the quick ending is to
awake the morning after election
to find that your constituents have left
you to ask of the winds and waves, in
the language of the bibulous Alabam
an, "Where am I at?"
There's Pickler, for instance, whom
some irreverent scribbler dubbed the
wild ass of South Dakota. While Pick
ler, perched on the congressional lad
der, was gazing upward at a senatorial
seat, his swinish constituents brushed
the ladder from under him, and the
cold thud of his fall upon the virgin
sod of his prairie state echoes through
the land. To whom is a nation's grati
tude due if not to its old defenders,
and to whom is a state's gratitude due
if it be not to the defender Df the de
fenders? When the state gives its
marble heart to the defender cannot
every old defender mourn the degen
eracy cf the republic? Who does not
recall the withering philippics of Pick
ler, as he pleaded the cause of the old
soldier and assailed this heartless
Democratic administration for its fiend
ish hostility to him? In what vivid
colors did he depict the glee with which
the roll was purged of Van Leuven's
pensioners by a soldier-hating pension
bureau. How he labored to relieve
those soldiers who had yielded to the |
blandishments of the Confederates and
exchanged captivity for service under
the gray from the ban of desertion.
And Pickler is dropped!
Then there is Hermann, of Oregon,
the watchful shepherd, whose pit- j
eous bleating for the nation's lambs, I
whose protecting wool was left unpro
tected by an inhuman Democratic con
gress, made the heavy air of the house
palpitate with the sobs of the Repub
lican side and made silent, salty tears
to trickle down the adamantine cheek
of Tom Reed. Hermann Is gone, and
who is there to take his place? Who
will now guard the flocks? Who will
paint the horrors of free wool? Who
will gather the heart-rending statistics
of decimated flocks, vanished before the
sirocco of the free list? Hartman, of
Montana, might partially fill his place,
but he has deserted sheep for silver,
lured by the tinkle of the metal from
the bleating of the lambs. Where now
is the gratitude of the flockmasters of
woolly Oregon for the devotion of
this congressional shepherd?
If Pickler stood guard over the old
soldier and Hermann "watched the
sheep by night," the faithful"" Linton
stood on the nation's outer wall and
kept vigilant eye on that insidious foe
of freedom who is sapping, silently,
craftily, unremittingly, the foundations
of the republic. How fearlessly he ex
posed them and their nefarious plot
ting. How he fired the hearts of the
church militant with his lurid warn
ings. How the tocsin rang out its
alarms when he grasped the rope and
tugged away at it. What shivers the
alarum sent running up and down the
spines of the timid, as the dread notes
smote on their ears. And Linton, the
vigilant, the dauntless, the sleepless,
joins the other guardsmen in an invol
untary retirement, silenced by ingrates
who could not appreciate their self
sacrificing devotion to the public weaL
We Americans have been inclined to
grumble because the bold Britisher
sends over to us such actors and ac
tresses as have worn out their u r elcome
with English audiences and takes from
us in exchange our richest heiresses.
It does not seem to be a fair deal. We
can spare the heiresses better than we
can bear the actresses. The balance
bids fair to be restored now.since "Bill"
Chandler has taken to writing for the
English reviews, and is getting his ar
ticles accepted and published. We hope
sincerely that they are also paid for.
It would lessen the poignansy of our
sorrow at the way in which good Yan
kee dollars flow into the pockets of per
formers of the Lottie Collins type, to
know that British sovereigns were
streaming back into the pockets of
cheap politicians of the Chandler type.
Mr. Chandler's record needs no com- j
ment. It is a whole commentary with !
concordance and glossary attached in
itself. The article which he has c< n
trilOuted to the National Revlow, and
whose conveysauws to ih>» American
newspapers he has carafully peoured,
probably by paying the cable charges
on it, does not contain a fcingle new
idea, and precious few of any vintage,
ancient or modern. Here is a choice
A majority of the American people wish a
more energetic foreign policy than they be
lieve -will come from any administration
named Democratic. They are deeply affected
by the lamentable condition of the Christian
subjects of the Turkish empire. They mean
to annex Hawaii; they desire to see Ven
ezuela allowed to retain her rightful sole
dominion over the mouths of the Orinoco.
They are intensely anxious to see arrested
the atrocities in Cuba, and to aid in making
the island free and independent.
The American people have soon the
only distinct advance made in our for
eign policy in the Jast three-quarters
of a century finall/ completed by Dem
ocratic hands. Tho settlement of the
Venezuela question by Mr. Cleveland's
administration is a far greater triumph
for its foreign department than any
achieved by any administration since
there was such a thing as a Republican
party. On the other points we could
wish that Mr. Chandler were a little
specific. No doubt, we are "deeply af
fected by the lamentable condition of
the Christian subjects of the Turkish
empire," but the writer who enumer
ates that among the subjects on
which the American people desire more
vigorous action should have kindly
coupled with it the statement of the
policy which a Republican administra
tion intends to apply to the settlement
of the Armenian question. That they
mean to annex Hawaii we already
know, and the measures taken to carry
out that purpose offer one of the most
discreditable chapters in Mr. Harri
son's administration.
But what is the use of taking up In
detail any of the statements of a let
ter from Chandler, whose sole purpose
is to advertise himself? We do not
know what he expects of the new ad
ministration, or for what personal ad
vantage he is carefully laying his pipes.
We do know that there are few men
in public life in this country of as
much original native ability as Mr.
Chandler who fail further of reaching
the statesmanship level than he^does.
Mr. Chandler, will you kindly keep
quiet for a while? The country is onto
you. You are a back number.
We publish elsewhere a very strong
and clear statement of fact 3 relating
to Mr. John W. Spooner's conection
with the act of 1887, providing for an
adjustment of land grants. The writer
takes exception to some remarks made
in an article in the Globe a few days
ago on the Wisconsin political situa
tion, and desires to give credit to Mr.
Spooner for having furthered a worthy
and necessary act. The adjustment
of land grants made by congress to
railroad corporations has stretched, in
many cases, over a long series of years.
In the meantime settlers went upon
land claimed by the companies and ob
tained title from them. If, eventually,
it should be declared that the railroads
had no claim to the land, and that it
had been erroneously certified or pat
ented to them, then the settlers would
lose everything. The railroad com
panies would come out fairly well, but
the purchasers of land from them
would experience great calamities. It
was consequently provided that bona
fide purchasers from railroad com
panies should have their titles validat
ed; that where it should be found that
the government had actual title to the
land, the railroad company and not the
j settler should make good the price
paid. This is essentially a wise and
just public act, and, as our correspond
ent states, creditable to whoever had
a part in performing it, whether Sen
ator Spooner or some one else.
The point referred to in our previous
article is not covered by this statement.
This was that, while the act in ques
tion was based upon principles of large
and exact justice, it was found in prac
tical operation to confer substantial
benefits upon powerful and corporate
interests. When the facts came to be
looked into the "innocent purchasers"
of a very large amount of these lands
from railroad companies were found to
be lumber syndicates and other cor
porations, who thus became the parties
directly interested. We did not accuse
Senator Spooner of playing consciously
into the hands of these beneficiaries of
the act, nor is it easy to see how they
should be excluded from its advan
tages. Mr. Spooner has a long and
creditable public record, and is highly
esteemed by those who know him well.
We simply referred to the fact that he
had been criticised for his action in
these circumstances. That it conferred,
incidentally, substantial benefits upon
large corporate interests does not prove
that this consequence was a part of
his desire, or even within his knowl
edge. The excellence and the necessity
of the legislation defended by our cor
respondent do not seem to be open to
— -r-_
Benefit Entertainment at Unity
"A Dress Rehearsal," an operetta by
Louis Diehl, will be given this evening
at Unity church, for the benefit of the
church home of the diocese of Minne
sota, followed by the "Fairies' Revel,"
as arranged by Mrs. Harvey Officer.
The cast of the former will include Mrs.
Cropsey, Mrs. G. A. Coykendall, Mrs.
Porter Eastman, Mrs. D. H. Eastman,
Misses Louise Hiltgen, Mabel Cowles,
Caddie Frisk, Inga Eriokson, Maud
Bradbury, Bernice Chamberlain and
Catherine Stauffer, while the revel will
be particiapted in by the same children
who were in the former presentation.
There will also be readings by
Charles W. Farnham, Mrs. Harry
Crandall, and Miss Katherine Richards
Gordon will accompany the operetta.
Monthly Health Statistics.
Contagious diseases reported for November
to the health department were as follows:
Diphtheria, 43 ; scarlet , fever, 24. For the
corresponding month last year there were 59
eases of diphtheria and 14 of scarlet fever re
ported. It is noticeable that of the 43 cases of
diphtheria reported last month only five were
Will Sell the Salvage.
The adjustors of the different insurance com
panies in which the recently destroyed Ele
vator A was insured have decided to load
a portion of the oats, which are now lying
exposed on the Second street railroad tracks,
on cars. If any local dealers will bid on
the oats the adjusters will consider the price
and if favorable sell, but if no bid Is made
tomorrow the stuff will be sent to Chicago foe
Anna Eva Fay, armed with some alleged
occult power, the exact nature of which her
bills do not make clear, and assisted by
several othei|{ persons, each with his or her
own specialty, opened a week's engagement
at the Markei hall last night, to an audience
of generous "proportions, and it is safe to
predict that the mystery surrounding the
feats darkly hinted at as being in the reper
toire would prave. a strong magnet even If
they were not supplemented by the work of
the other entertainers. The introduction of
the English Manikins, for example, was in
tensely funnj^ and made a distinct hit with
the audience
Miss Fay was' of course the star of the
evening, and.'kiaetted by a Mr. Pingree, went
through a number of tricks, some of which
were old friends, if cleverly done, while In
several instances the illusion was far from
complete. The lady, with commendable mod
esty, wishes it understood that the results
produced, while "weird and bewildering," are
but the "results of forces and means em
ployed," and although not at present thor
oughly understood by the mass of people are
perfectly natural, and may at some future
time be utilized by scientific workers.
Mr. Pingree, the ringmaster, with conven
tional manners and giib speech, placod Miss
Fay in the inevitable cabinet, securely tied
by three gentlemen from the audience, and
during her stay there bells were rung, tam
bourines shaken and guitars twanged in the
dear old familiar way.
The forbidding-looking hand was made to
respond by rapping on the same old glass
plate to questions from the audience, and
Miss Fay, after being securely fastened in
what looked like a vapor bath- affair, bor
rowed a jackknife of one of the committee
and straightway loosened her bonds, to the
"great satisfaction of the mystified spectators.
The Manikins, as previously stated, were
a great success.
These tiny figures were made to appear in
the orchestra, in the boxes and on the stage
of a miniature theater, and perform all man
ner of ludrlcrous antics. Acrobats, minstrels,
dancers and skeletons gamboled about to the
music of the manikin orchestra until the aud
ience was convulsed.
Neil Litchfield added not a little to the
evening with a series of imitations of odd {
folk which he furnished with the aid of
wigs and costumes. Stella Miller-Litchfleld
gave several violin numbers.
Miss Fay brought the programme to a
close with her "Somnolency," which purports
to be a hypnotic trance into which she drifts,
and during ( which she sees all sorts of
things that are "coming off."
Clad in a .gorgeous ermine costume and
with a white shawl thrown over her head and
face she agreed, through her Mr. Pingree, to
read questions written on paper by persons
in the audience, and further than that to
give their names, and incidentally answer
the questions.
The thing was an indifferent success, ow
ing, as Mr. Pingree explained, to the fact
that Miss Fay was not in sympathy with
her audience.
Whether It was the hissing of the radiators,
the din of passing electric cars, the clanging
of the fire bell, or all combined, that created
the confusion, it is difficult to say, but al
though a number of names were called, and
some responded to, Miss Fay mostly kept
marrying young people off in three months,
or offering them positions before the first of
the year, or advising them not to sell por
tions of mines for $15,000, until finally a po
litical query propounded by a Mr. Wilbur or
Willis or Williams or somebody — she was not
sure which — caused her — probably on account
of the illegible hand in which is was penned—
to see nothing about her but darkness, and
the performance was at an end. The aud
ience was patient and persevering, and want
ed to see some familiar face show signs of
having received wished-for news, but it
was not to be. But most of the audience was
mystified and all of it was entertained.
• • *
The operatic comedy, "Dorcas," at the
Metropolitan opera house last night scored
a repetition of the hit made on the opening I
performance. The play and company have I
made a most favorable impression, and their |
business increases with each performance. |
A popular price matinee will be given to
morrow afternoon, and "Dorcas" will be
seen for the farewell performance Wednes
day evening.
• » •
Joseph Murphy, the famous interpreter of
Irish character, will open an engagement of
four nights and Saturday matinee at the
Metropolitan opera house Thursday evening,
in "Shaun Rhue."
• * •
"The Dazzler," with its wit and jollity,
drew another large sized audience at the
Grand last evening. In its reconstructed
shape, this farce furnishes excellent enter
tainment. Tomorrow at 2:30 a popular-priced
matinee will be given.
•• • .
"The Girl I left Behind Me" will be the
attraction at the Grand the coming week.
Land Act, Who^e Passage He Is Said
to Have Assisted, Is Explained.
Referring to a : recent editorial in the
Globe that jbensures Mr. John Spooner for
his connectiok with certain legislation. I
would like to give you the facts. The act of
congress in relation to railroad land grants,
on which die criticism Is based, Is chapter
376, page 556, United States Statutes at
Large, Vol. Zi. It was approved March 3.
1887. It is entitled 'An Act to Provide for the
Adjustment of Larid Grants Made by Con
gress to Aid In the ' Construction of Railroads
and for the Forfeiture of Unearned Lands,
and for Other Purposes." It contains seven
sections, but tjbe only ones which are import
ant as bearing on ,the point we are speaking
of, are Sections 2 and 4. Section 2 (stating
it briefly) provides: ' Whenever it shall appear
on the complete adjustment of any {yant made
to a railroad 'that !any lands have been for
any cause erroneously certified or patented to
or for the use of a railroad company, th»
secretary of the interior shall demand from
grantee a relinquishment or re-conveyance
to the -.-'nited States of all lands so erroneously
certl «* or patented.
Then Section 4 (briefly stated) provides:
That where it shall be found any of such
lands so erroneously certified or patented
have been sold by the grantee company to
citizens of the United States, or to persons
who have declared their intention to become
such citizens, and who are purchasers in good
faith, such purchaser, his heirs or assigns,
shall be entitled to the lands so purchased
upon making proof of the fact of such pur
chase at the proper land office within such
time and under such rules as the secretary of
the interior shall prescribe, and patents of
the United States shall issue to such pur
chasers for such lands; and that the secre
tary of the Interior, on behalf of the United
States, shall then demand payment from the
company to whom the lands were erroneously
certified or patented, and which has so dis
posed of them, of the government price of
similar lands, and the attorney general shall
cause suits to be brought against such com
pany to recover the said amount.
The provisions of Section 4 are those which
I understood your criticism of Senator Spooner
is based upon. There never was a more
equitable, just and necessary provision than
that in Section 4. Land grants had been
made by congress for nearly fifty years, cover
ing euoTmous territories from the Mississippi
river aad the- great lakes through all the
country to tfte Pacific ocean, and it had
simply been beyond the capacity of the land
department tori identify and adjust all these
grants, and masters; were and had been, dur
ing the wholf time, in hopeless confusion
and uncertainty. The result was that railroad
companies had lost an enormous amount of
land to which 'they -were entitled, but in the
meantime the ietttement of the country had
been going on, which was exactly what con
gress intended to promote In passing the
railroad land grants. It would have been the
height of injustice ,and a great public calamity
to have deprived these bona fide settlers and
purchasers of their titles after they had bought
in good faith from a'railroad company, simply
on the ground that the United States had
made a mistake in patenting the land to the
railroad company.!' Therefore congress saw
fit to provide,*, and this provision has been
made more explicit In an act passed March
3 last, that bona fide purchasers from rail
road companies should not be disturbed In
their titles, but the railroad company should
make good to the government the government
price of the land. No provision could be
more equitable, and it has never to my knowl
edge been criticised, at least by any man
who favored the rights of the people. I do
not know the part which Senator Spooner
had in framing or suggesting this section,
but whoever did It is entitled to public grat
itude instead of censure.
St. Paul, Nov. 80, 1596.
Beat in the Northwest.
The St. Paul Globe issued a beautiful
Thanksgiving number. The Globe Is not
of our political faith, but we cannot but ack
nowledge it as one of the best dailies in the
Northwest.— Hamlln County Republican.
Also Took Part in the Discussion of
Measures of Current In
The chamber of commerce yesterday
afternoon informally considered a num
ber of very important matters which
will come up before the next session of
the Fifty-fourth congress, and a fair
representation of the business men of
the city was present. The meeting
took the form of an informal discus
sion. Senator C. K. Davis, Congress
man McCleary and Congressman-elect
Stevens were present and each dis
cussed the topics of the day. Senator
Davis was repeatedly plied with ques
tions upon current issues and he
evinced no little interest in the debate.
Speaking upon the question of arbi
tration, as a method of settling dif
ferences between capital and labor,
Senator Davis said the issue involved
was one of the most important which
faced the American people today. It
was surrounded by many complicated
problems, which unless settled wisely
would breed mischief. There was a
spirit of unrest and dissatisfaction
abroad in the land, said the senator,
and it was never so plainly shown as
it was during the recent political cam
paign. The speaker believed that a
tribunal should be erected which would
have the authority to try and pass
upon all disputes between the two
great forces. The senator believed that
an institution of this kind would be a
great achievement. The conditions in
the United States were different from
those of the old countries, yet it would
not be impossible to erect such a court
in this country. France has a court of
conciliation, and Germany has a sim
ilar body. Senator Davis thought a
similar body should be created in the
United States to prevent further up
risings. The speaker believed that the
uprisings of the past few years had not
been based upon sufficient cause, and
declared that courts of arbitration
might prevent much strife.
The attention of the senator was
called to the proposed and pending im
provements being- carried on at the
mouth of the Mississippi river and he
was asked as to the advisability of
pushing them. T£ie senator replied
that the improvements were of the
greatest importance and that congress
should provide money with which to
keep the works in good condition.
Congressman McCleary said he did
not come to the meeting to talk but to
listen, with the purpose of getting some
impression as to the opinions of repre
sentative business men upon public is
sues. Mr. McCleary said that congress
would always receive suggestions from
such a body of men as the chamber of
commerce. The congressman did not !
agree with Senator Davis upon ques
tions of government by commissions,
and said that he believed it would be
a step in the wrong direction. For in
stance, if measures were recommended
by commissions and the president, and
were then thrown out by congress, the
public would gain the impression that
something was radically wrong. Mr.
McCleary said he would not approve of
a currency commission. Speaking upon
the general commercial and banking
problem, the congressman said that one
person had the right to sell to another
and take his promissory not In pay
ment. That right, he said, would not
disappear if the persons were banded
into corporations and institutions and
he believed that national bank notes
would always be issued. The right of
a bank to issue notes was inherent.
Mr. McCleary believed the country
would never wholly get away from the
present system, although the character
and basis of the system might be
Congressman-elect Stevens said he
was too new to the business to justify
his making any remarks. He would
always try to represent his state and
district to the best of his ability. He
was anxious to learn the wishes of his
constituents and would always seek to
be guided by them.
Mr. Jaggard asked Senator Davis as
to his opinion of the proposition to
make the presidential term cover six
years instead of four, and limit the
tenure of office to one term. Senator
Davis did not approve of the Idea. He
believed that history had proved the
wisdom of the present system. It had
raised such men as Washington, Madi
son, Monroe, Lincoln and Grant under
its care and that was test enough.
Mr. Young stated that he had heard
with regret that Senator Davis did not
approve of the Torrey bankruptcy bill.
In reply the senator said that he did
not approve of the Torrey bill in its
present cumbersome form. He be
lieved the framer of the bill should be
directed to modify it and cut it down
and bring it within proper lines, and
then it might pass congress.
Mr. Young believed the bill was the |
only one which made it possible to
punish offenders for fraud. Mr. Kirk
believed with Mr. Young that the Tor
rey bill was the best commercial meas
ure ever offered. More discussion upon
the trust law followed. Mr. Davis be
lieved that a proper commercial mer
chants' and traders' bill would pass
Asked as to the proposition to make
Fort Snelling a brigade post. Senator i
Davis said the project had been aban
doned. He was in favor of the general
proposition to establish deep water
ways to the sea and would do what he
could to further the plan. He was not
in favor of the proposed Superior and
Mississippi river canal.
Speaking of the repeated efforts to
secure an increased appropriation for
the St. Paul postofflce building, the sen
ator said that three attempts to secure
$1,400,000 from the senate had failed and
that each time the house scalped the
appropriation down to $800,000, and this
sum would have to suffice.
Trustees, Whose Terms Expired, Re
elected for Three Years.
The owners of lots in the Oakland
cemetery held their annual meeting
yesterday morning in the chamber of
commerce building. Russell Blakely,
president of the association, presided.
Maurice Auerbach, Peter Berkey and
J. W. Bishop, trustees whose terms ex
pired with this year, were re-elected
for three years. The following is set
forth in the report:
The net ordinary receipts for the year
amounted to $20,803.35, and the ordinary
expenditures for the same period were
$19,470.20. Of this amount there has
been expended for sewers and gutters,
$3,248.02; for re-grading and seeding old
grounds and preparing new ground for
sale. $969.
The sales from th« greenhouses
amount to $3,923.15, in addition to which
there was furnished plants and flowers
for use In the chapel and on the
grounds amounting to $1,328.55.
The principal of the perpetual care
fund is now $80,591.92, and the working
fund amounts to $9,662.25. Of these last
Items, $87,700 ls invested and drawing
While expressing our gratification at
the improved condition of the grounds,
and to the lot owners our thanks for
their continued patronage of the green
houses, we renew our hope that the In^
come may enable us to do something
more for the year to come in Improv
ing walks and avenues, and otherwise
beautifying the cemetery.
Receipts— Sales of lots, $7,338; sales of
single graves, $1,132; interment fees,
$1,783; tomb fees, $471.50; miscellaneous
labor and foundations, $1,170.70; green
house sales, $3,923.15. Total, $20,803.35.
Expenditures— Pay rolls, $11,637.81;
sewers and gutters, construction, $3,
--121.02; other items, $8,840. Total, $23,
Assets— Real estate unsold, $217,050,
perpetual care fund invested, $87,700;
perpetual care fund premiums. $416;
buildings and fences, cost, $70,492.32.
Total, $380,046.76.
Liabilities— Perpetual care principal,
$80,591.98; perpetual care working fund,
$9,662.25; special deposits on lots, "$296;
aecnmulations, $289,496.59. Total, $389,
_ 9
His Expenses for He-election Were
Over fSOO.
Judge F. M. Crosby, of the First ju
dicial district, filed his election expense
accounts with the secretary of state
yesterday. The total foots up to the re
markably small sum of $43.75, of which
$4.75 was for printing blank petitions
for nomination; $20 for filing the nomi
nations; $15 to the Goodhue county re
publican committee, and four for post
age and telegraph dues.
Judge Seagrave Smith, of Hennepin
county, certifies that he expended
$749.92 in securing a re-election. Of
this amount $40 was for filing certifi
cates; $542.92 for the use of committees;
$60 for printmg, and $107 for canvass
ing, postage, etc.
J. A. McConkey, prohibition candidate
for secretary of state, makes affidavit
that he expended $26 in securing a de
feat—s2s for getting his name on the
ticket, and $1 for subscription for a
speaker. Mr. McConkey says he does
not know who contributed the other
$25 to have his name placed on the
Frank M. Eddy says that his re
election to congress in the Seventh
district cost him $609.65. The state
| ment contains a long list of items rang
i ing in amount from 40 cents for post
age on his certificates of nomination to
$125.60 for printing lithographs of his
handsome countenance. Most of the
items are for livery hire, hall rent post
ing notices of meetings, etc.
Alex McKinnon, fusion candidate for
state treasurer, paid $684.50 for the fun
he had in trying to beat A. T. Koerner.
Of this $400 went to the democratic
state central committee, and included
the filing of his certificate of nomina
tion; for printing $85; halls and team
hire, $60; cash to local committee, $15;
postage stamps, $18. and traveling ex
penses, $106.50.
Henry W. Cory's expenses as a can
didate for the Ramsey county district
bench were $165. Of this he had paid,
when he filed the certificate, $46; for
filing certificates of nomination, cards
and postage. He had promised $150 to
the county committee, $10 to the St.
Paul Times and $5 toward uniforms for
the Eighth Ward club.
William A. Cant's election as judge
of the St. Louis county district court
cost him $399.98, including $116.66 to
the county committee; $40 for canvass
ing; $135 for printing, and $20 for fil
ing certificates of nomination.
John A. Keyes expended $300 in try
j to be attorney general. The only large
item in the list is $112 for traveling ex
S. M. Owens' expenses as a candidate
for congress in the Fifth district
amounted to $232.85; of which $50 went
to the committee; $20 for filing cen
tificate of nomination; $40 to newspa
pers; $15 for cards; $50 for printing;
j $16.50 for traveling expenses, services
j and other incidentals, $41.35.
E. E. Lommen, populist candidate
for congress in the Ninth district, ex
pended $487.81 in his canvass, all in
small items.
S. J. Donnelly afirmed that his run
for the office of county attorney cost
him tire sum of $497.50, of which $200
was contributed to the Democratic
county committee.
Thomas Manning, candidate for the
office of register of deeds on the Demo
cratic ticket, decreased his bank ac
count by $494.30, also paying to the
county committee the sum of $200.
C. H. McGill, Republican candidate
for the legislature for the Tenth,
Eleventh wards and the country, ex
pended $185.50.
Since He Was Seen at Wyoming
James Nolan, of 1016 East Seventh
street, whose mysterious disappearance
was chronicled in a recent issue of the
Globe, has not yet turned up, and
his wife and four children are mourn
ing his loss, for their funds are getting
scarce and the larder is not so weh
stocked as it should be. Nolan was
formerly a platform maker at the har
vester works, but for some time was
out of employment.
Monday last he left his home in com
pany with John Hoffman, a laborer
who is employed on the farm of Wil
liam R. Merriam, at Forest Lake, tell
ing his family he was bound for Du^
luth in search of work. As Nolan was
without money it is thought that Hoff
man must have bought the tickets.
Hoffman says that the missing man
rode with him in a passenger coach to
White Bear, then went ahead to the.
smoker ostensibly to enjoy a pipe.
Hoffman claims that he noticed Nolan
in the smoker at Wyoming, but did not
see him afterwards.
When the train reached Duluth Hoff
man searched for his friend,
but in vain, for Nolan was not on the
train. The trainmen were questioned,
but were ignorant as to the where
abouts of the missing man. Hoffman
reasoned to himself that in some pecu
liar manner Nolan must have missed
the train at one of the stations, and
after concluding his business at Du
luth, HofTman returned home the next
day. He made careful inquiries at all !
the stations between Duluth and St. I
Paul, but no traces of Nolan could be
found. The matter was reported to
the police, and although a search has
been instituted nothing has been learn
Two small sons of Nolan, aged about
thirteen years, called at the central
police station yesterday morning and
inquired pathetically for their lost
father, saying that their mother was
sick in bed and was unable to come
herself. The boys were neatly dressed
and appeared to be members of a happy
family before this calamity befell them.
Nolan was a well educated man and
not a hard drinker. His mysterious
disappearance has excited considerable
interest as the circumstances of the
case are most peculiar.
Tht y Cannot Shoot Minnesota Moose
With Impunity.
Executive Agent Fullerton yesterday
received from Duluth the hides of five
moose which were slain recently in the
northern part of the state in violation
of the state law which prohibits the
killing of an animal of that species
until 1898. The killing was done by
some Ohio men, who have offered $50
for the confiscated hides and equip
ment which was captured at the tiny?,
but the commissioner has served notice
that it is not enough.
In his annual report Mr. Fullerton
will surest to the legislature the ad
visability of having a law passed to
prohibit cold storage companies from
handling game.
Wisconsin's new fish and game law,
which the recent ruling of the supreme
court has made necessary, and which
will be passed by the legislature this
winter, is the subject of much discus
sion at Madison. The rapid killing off
of the deer in the Northern forests is
exciting great concern among sports
men and they will undertake to secure
some legislation calculated to prevent
the utter extermination of the game.
One proposition Is that all non-resident
hunters be taxed from $2S to 150 for the
£ Thiftn 11 ?,! 18 In Wi scon S in for-
VzL** ♦J ls tnou eht, would greatly
t^ * t . he n H mb€ '" of hunteri from
other states who annually visit the
Wisconsin forests. Hunters from Chi
cago, St. Paul and Minneapolis are par
ticularly aimed at by this provision
Another project is to entirely exclude
hunters from outside the state. Con
siderable doubt is expressed, however
as to whether this would be seriously
considered by the legislature and
whether it would be upheld by the
courts should it be passed. There will,
however, be a concerted effort to secure
some adequate protection for the deer
though legislation in favor of wild
geese and ducks is not so seriously con
sidered yet. It is considered doubtful
by many whether a law shortening the
season for hunting wild fowl could ac
complish much good without co-opsra
tion of other states and Canada.
The use of the new long-range rifles
and the attendant danger will also
come up for consideration this winter.
He Ask.? the Supreme Conrt to Grant
a Reargpument.
Walter Chapin and T. R. Palmer,
representing Commissioner of Public
"Works John Copeland in the recent
litigation over his official place, yester
day filed with the clerk of the supreme
court an application for a reargument.
The reargument is pleaded for on two
grounds, first that the decision is suf
ficiently far-reaching in its public im
portance, and second that the decision
seems to discuss the limits of the prop
er delegation of power only, and failn
to consider or apply the rule that acts
may take effect on a contingency with
which the delegation of power has
nothing to d&. Attention is called to
the fact that the court has apparently
overlooked the decision in the State vs.
Reading, 124. Pennsylvania, 328, and
Commonwealth vs. Reynolds, 137, Perm
St. 389, which, it is insisted, explain
and modify the Scranton appeal cited,
in the decision of the court.
The attorneys also claim that th^
decision apparently overlooks the prop
osition that there is a vital distinction
between a single general local option
law, relating to charter powers, and
the case where there are several such
laws on the subject.
The first law is sustained in Penn
sylvania, where it allows cities with
special charaters to come within tho
law at their pleasure. The Florida de
cision cited applies only to subsequent
It is contended that the court has
given the maxim that what the legis
lature cannot do directly it cannot do
indirectly, a broader application than
the facts justify, and several instances
are cited where legislatures do indi
rectly what they cannot do directly.
The argument in favor of the new
law is based squarely on the principle
that any law may be made to take
effect on a contingency. This being
established, that part of the decision
denning the limits of powers which
may be delegated to municipalities to
pass laws does not have a distinct
bearing on this case. State ex rel
Tracy vs. Cooley, 63 N. W. Reporter,
66 Minn., and other decisions are cited
as sustaining the principle that valid
laws may depend for their operation
on contingent events, and such event
may be a vote of the people or of the
council. The adoption of a prescribed
law by a municipality is viewed merely
as the happening of a contingency, not
as delegated legislative power.
Under this decision a law allowing
different cities to adopt regulations of
police power at their pleasure would
be sustained as constitutional, because,
under the decision, it would be a mat
ter of minor or local concern.
It is contended that there is a clear
distinction between a law applying to
any one city. St. Paul, for instance
and one that applies to all cities of
that class, though only one may adopt
it. The law would be uniform in its
appuication to cities of the same class,
oecause it would be the only • law on
the subject governing cities of that
class, and when they reached a popu
lation of 100,000 or more and felt the
need of a law of that kind they would
naturally adopt it.
Finally, section 34, art. IV, of the
constitution did not purport to refer
to the affairs of cities, because, section
33, to which it refers, contained no pro
of such special laws.
Presses His Salt With Threats of
Charles Rydeen was sentenced to sixty
days in the workhouse for publicly assert
ing that he intended to kill Salma Eckstrom,
who was an old sweetheart of his, and who
boards at the Scandinavian house. 279 West
Third street.
Rydeen stated to the court yesterday that
he was a friend of Sauna's in Sweden be
fore she left for this country and had de
termined to marry her. Ke spent the summer
working on a railroad near Holcomb 111.
coming here last Friday. He said that it
was intimated to him that Salma had another
admirer and that he intended to frighten her
into subjection at the end of a pistol, but
never had any intention of hurting her.
St. Paul ls to have one of her old-fashioned
carnivals this winter, with an ice palace at
tachment and all the arctic frills imaginable.
We hope they will do justice to the occasion
and eclipse all previous efforts.— Moorhead
• • •
St. Paul will, weather permitting, have an
ice palace for one of the chief features of the
coming winter carnival. And as St. Paul al
ways puts up the best of whatever the old
saint goes after, a big success is sure to re
sult. — Worthington Herald.
• • •
St. Paul has decided to have another great
winter carnival, with an ice palace, which it
is hoped will not melt and run into the Mis
sissippi before it is finally completed.—Fari
bault Democrat.
• * •
St. Paul's ice palace of 1597 will probably be
located on the Mississippi river at Raspberry
island, where the berries grow in winter as
well as summer. It will open about Jan. 10.
— Stillwater Gazette.
• • •
The best thing that can be said in favor of
the St. Paul Ice palace scheme is that it will
be the means of furnishing employment to
hundreds of poor people.— Glencoe Register.
• * •
St. Paul is to have a real old-fashioned ice
palace this winter and a big winter carnival.
— Hutchinson Independent.
• • •
St. Paul ls to have an ice palace this win
ter. This is Just the kind of a winter for the
successful propagation of Ice palaces. — Big
Stone County Journal.
• • •
St. Paul ls to have another Ice palace and
winter carnival— weather permitting, of
course. Whoopee. — Verndale Sun.
• * *
St. Paul will have an ice palace and the
legislature at one and the same time this
winter. — Independent Press.
• • •
St. Paul has taken our advice and has de
cided to have an ice nalace carnival this
winter. St. Paul is getting back to her for
mer self again, greatly to the satisfaction of
her friends In the surrounding country.— St.
Croix Republican.
• • •
St. Paul people are preparing for an Ico
palace and carnival this winter. That's just
the way every time. The country districts
had made preparations and settled right down
to enjoy a long, cold winter, and now St.
Paul has to jump in and defeat their plans
by starting an ice palace scheme, when sha
knows It will start a thaw and break up tho
winter. — Litchfleld News-Ledger.
« » •
St. Paul is going to have one of their old
time ice palaces this winter — weather per
mitting.— Evansville Enterprise.
• • •
St Paul will have an ice palace this winter
This was decided upon last week, and pretty
much everybody in the city was made an
officer of some kind. These winter carnivals
are a good thing, not only for St. Paul but
for the entire Northwest, and all towns with
in easy reach ought to help create enthusi
asm. Why not get up a carnival club In
Owatonna and take part in St. Paul's big
parade? — Owatonna Gazette.
Only One Objector.
St. Paul wants a million appropriation this
winter for new capltol building. The founda
tion walls are about finished, at a cost of '
$130,000. For the main walls, roof and dome
a million is required. Outside of Minneapolis
there will not bo any great opposition to th«
legislature making such appropriation. — Win
nebago City Press-News.

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