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BULLETIN OF Trt^ ST. PrYUI,, G^OBE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, IB9T. Weather for Today— Threatening; Warmer. page: i. Japan Ready for War. McKinley'M Sound Money Message. linK'e HaH Not ReNlKned, AfridiM Conquered. How Spain I'aeliies. PAGE 2. State Teachers in Sessioin. Griffin Arrexted in Nebraska. PAQE 3. v, Minneapolis Matters. MutiiN of Students. * Klondike Conference Delayed. 1 in i U.i ult Man Asphyxiated. \ NrniH of the Northwest. PAGE 4. t Editorial. Catholic Notables in St. Panl. St. Paul Interest Kate Stand*. PAGE 5. General Sporting New*. FltzHlmmons Heady to Fight. News of the Jobbers. PAGE 6. Markets of the World. liar Silver, 5« 3-4 c. Chicago Cash Wheat, OO I-2e« Stocks Lower. PAGE 7. '■ * Mexican Rate Arbitration. * News of the Railroa<ls. Slngerly Plan Approved. Teachers of Three StateH. WantM of the People. PAGE 8. Waters' Memory Defective. St. Paul Social News. Commercial Travelers' Ball. EVENTS TODAY. Met— Lost, Strayed or Stolen, 2.30, 8.15 Grand— A Hlack Sheep, 2.30, 8.15. Central Presbyterian — Teachers' Convention, 10 A. M. Teachers' Reception, 8.00. Council Meeting, 7.30. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK— Arrived : Sictlla, Stet:in; Obdani, Rotterdam; Georglc, Liverpool; "Westernland, Antwerp. Sailed: Nomadic, Liverpool. LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Bovic, New York. BOSTON— Arrived: Catalonia, Liverpool. PHILADELPHIA — Arrived: Penuland, Liverpool. 4»> The senators from Vermont are no felgger than those from Nevada. Nsw York is real cruel. So there! It has abolished kissing on the piers. Mr. Armour continues to wonder if young Mr. Leiter has a trump up his sleeve. Better go a little Blow, William. You v^ill pick up something yet that is too hot to hold. Chicago may be said to be closing the year with impromptu fireworks all alcng the line. And China isn't Insured against the ruthless Europeans who are breaking her to pieces. It is pleasing to note that many of the buildings burning nowadays are "fully insured." A whole lot of people are able to epeak extemporaneously who are unable to say anything. -zx&~ The Turks celebrated Christmas by firing on the Greeks. The Turks are no Christians anyway. It is perfectly plain that several peo ple are not doing all their "bowling on the green" this week. _«•» Congress has consented to resume drawing salary Jan. 5. Nobody expects it to do anything else. Manhattan island was bought by the Dutch for $24. It would be quite cheap at 240,000 times that now. Well, Mr. Gage, please pass that rain bow money. We can place a lot of it to advantage after Jan. 1. Pictures of New York taken in 1673 show that town then to have been only a chromo of its later self. -«. It is presumed Mayor Doran will con fluct municipal affairs during "Mayor" Griffin's enforced absence in Nebraska. -^»_ An Associated Press dispatch from Berlin says "Bismarck loses his tem per." That's nothing new. He lost that Beveral years ago. New York city has 391,482 school chil dren. It has been suspected fgr some time that there were several people In that town who were not grown up. _ -^ It is rumored again that Howard Gould Is to wed Miss Katherine Clem mons. This item may now be said to lead the "matrimonial chestnuts." m A Denver minister gave 3,000 jack rabbits to the poor of that city. No St. Paul minister did that, as none of them had that many jack rabbits in stock. -*»— The government is discussing whether it would be better to send rr-indeer or Iceland horses to Alaska. Before the discussion is over spring will break. -«. An lowa man and a St. Louis girl were married after knowing each other four days. As they are jjoing to live in Chicago, they can find a speedy outlet for. any regrets they may have at a later date. -•■ Warren W. Beckwith, the lowa ath lete with the great head, doesn't see anything very serious about elope ments. His wife, formerly Miss Jessie Lincoln, put a $1,000 treasury note in his stocking. i^*" The uniforms of the police of Greater New York are to be more gorgeous than any in the national guard. The police may not arrest anybody, but the uniform will arrest the attention of a lot of pretty girls. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. JAPAN IS READY FOR WAR. Powerful Fleet Mobilized and Only Waits for the Signal to Act. IN OCCORD WITH GREOT BRITfIIN- Russia Under No Circumstances Will Be Per mitted to Keep Port Arthur. John Bull's Grim Sea Dogs Assembled in Force Out- side Port Hamilton. LONDON, Dec. 29.— A special dis patch from Shanghai dated yesterday (Tuesday) says: It is reported that a Japanese fleet of twenty warships Is waiting near Goto island, outside Na gaski, fully equipped for war and only awaiting Instructions. This includes the Yashima and the Fuji, two of the finest vessels in the Japanese navy, and the Chen Yuen, that was captured from China. The Japanese fleet, it is under stood, Is acting in close touch with the British squadron under Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Buller, commander in chief on the China station. Japan will certainly oppose a permanent Rus sian occupation of Port Arthur. The sudden dissolution of the Japanese diet was owing to the war spirit. It is ex pected that the Japanese fleet will at tempt to prevent the landing of re inforcements from Odessa for the pro tection of the Russian Trans-Asiatic railway in Manchuria. The Paris correspondent of the Morn ing Post says: Russia has long been negotiating to raise a Chinese loan of £6,000,000 in France to pay the indemn ity and secure the Japanese evacuation of Wel-Hai-Wei. The negotiations were broken off owing to France insist ing that the Bank of France should issue the loan, and Russia desiring that the Russo-Chinese bank should take the lead. A certain coolness now exists between France and Russia. A dispatch to the Times from Kobe, Japan, says the dissolution of the diet has greatly angered the political par ties. It is probable that the Marquis <^ tf&A'' >^^^^ / 1 EASTERN 6£A N / MAP OF KOREA AND THE COAST CITIES OF CHINA, "Where Kuropean Powers Are Endeavoring to Obtain Foothold. Ito, former premier, and Count Okuma, a former foreign minister, will form a coalition ministry with a vigorous for eign policy. The military party is eager for action; extraoidinary activity prevails at the military and naval depots and warships are assembling at Nagasaki. According to a letter which the Times publishes this morning from a corres pondent at Tokio, a cabinet crisis oc curred in November, due to the re fusal of the Progressists to vote an in crease in the land tax. which is neces sary owing to the deficits caused by the late war. Parliament would have ex pired next June, and the Progressists, with a general election in sight, did not desire' to risk unpopularity by voting to increase taxation. However, Count Okuma, the leader of the Progressists, left the foreign office, says the correspondent, with an en hanced reputation and, next to Mar quis Ito, occupies the largest space in the field of the nation's vision. The Times, commenting, editorially, upon AFRIDIS HUMBLED. LONDON, Dec. 28.— A dispatch from Peshawur says: The British columns have returned from Khyber pass after punishing, with slight opposition, the Zakka-Khels in the Bazar valley. Mil itary operations on the frontier are now concluded. Every Afridi and Orakzai valley has^ been visited. It now appears that the enemy's loss has been more severe than was at first be lieved, and out of all proporition to tts possible fighting strength. Their trade with our centers for the necessaries of life has been closed, and their autumn tillage prevented. The complete sub mission of the Orakzais is now ac complished. Many hitherto unknown strategical frontier routes have been surveyed and mapped out. The vaunt ed prestige of the Afridis has been low- WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1897. this letter and its dispatches, says: "The advent of a cabinet led by two such statesmen as Marquis Ito and Count Okuma, may be regarded as an event of great significance by the other powers." The Constantinople correspondent of the Times says that at the last meet ing of the ambassadors of the powers the Russian representative created sur prise by proposing Prince George of Greece as governor of Crete. The pro posal was coldly received. VIENNA, Dec. 28.— The Nues Weiner Tageblatt claims that Count Goluchow ski, the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, foretold everything in the famous speech appealing to Europe to unite against America. It adds: "There is plenty of room for all, and if Eng land will fight with the European pow ers against those dangerous rivals, the United States and Japan, the proof of what united Europe is capable will be given in Eastern Asia." WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.— Reports re ceived at the navy department indicate that the British government is push ing the work of modernizing the great fortifications at the Rock of Gibraltar with all speed and that no less than 5,000 Spanish workingmen pass daily over the lines to and from their worK on the fortifications. A large number of the heaviest pieces of artillery are being put in place, a great dock is un der construction and the plan of de fense permits of the absolute protec tion of a vast British fleet under the guns of the fortress. Contrary to the policy pursued in some other British fortifications the soldiers in charge made no objection to an examination of the works by American naval officers and soldiers and seemed rather proud of the strength of their position. LONDON, Dec. 28.— The Globe this afternoon says a private telegram reached London last evening announ cing that over twenty British warships have arrived at Port Hamilton. PEKIN, Dec. 28.— The German ques tion is unsettled. China's difficulty is increased owing to the uncertainty of the attitude of the powers. Germany's withdrawal from Kiao Chou bay is said to be conditional upon her finding a suitable naval station elsewhere. China is becoming alarmed at the pres ent situation. The government appears to be utterly powerless. No answer has been received from Russia concerning the proposed loan. There are calami tous forebodings connected with th& sun's eclipse on the Chinese new year's day. Campaign on the Frontier of India Brought to an End by the English. ered and their punishment has paved the way for the permanent settlement of the country. It is flrmly believed that cut off from India and threatened with a re-invasion of their country in the spring, they will now submit. It is also expected that the internal friction resulting from the operations will prove almost as severe a punishment as the operations themselves. LAGOS, West Coast of Africa, Dec. 28. — Ilesha and Berehara, important Bariba towns, have been occupied by the Lagos Hausas. The inhabitants are enthusiastic over the presence of the British flag as they feared an at tack from French native troops who are endeavoring to force themselves on the Bariba country and are devastat ing it. V - TXCLE SAM (TO IS97)— YES, YOU BROUGHT HER HERE, BUT PLEASE DON'T TAKE HER AWAY WITH YOU. PROVINCE 1 PACIFIED. CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 28.— A gen tleman from Cuba who has been in Manzanilla in one of the so-called paci fied provinces says that in reality the war has not begun there, for the coun try has been abandoned to insurgents who have built towns which are sup plied with abundant provisions from the neighboring estates established by rebels who even manufacture gun powder and have arms factories, tan neries and shoe factories so they can supply their troops with the most in dispensable articles, Spanish author ity is not recognized and the inhabi tants are comfortably settled under the authority of the Cuban republic. Occasionally the Spanish convoys pass over the roads, but the insurgents go out and meet them and fighting oc curs on the roads, the patriots always taking the offensive. The poorer Span ish soldiers are in such a condition that much sympathy is aroused, they being mostly boys, thin and pale and com plaining of the wretched quality of their scanty rations and of not re ceiving any pay for months. Only very sick soldiers are admitted to the Span ish hospitals and others who are really ill are compelled to sleep in court yards, exposed to the weather. Their condition is pitiful In the extreme, arousing sympathy among the insur gents, who know that these mere lads have been conscripted and sent to fight them under conditions which no vet eran troops would stand without mutiny. The Cuban republic, he says, Is a fact and oven a considerable part of the island its authority Is felt. HAVANA, Dec. 28:— According to an- GAGE DENIES THE STORY. No Truth in the Rumor That He Has Sent in His Resignation. WASHINGTON? Dec. 28.— Secretary Gage was seen today on his return from New York And questioned as to the truth of the published report that he had tendered his resignation to the president and that it had been firmly declined with many .expressions of con fidence and appreciation of his ability as shown in his administration of the treasury department. Mr. Gage was not inclined to discuss the matter at lengtn, but said that he had not tend ered his resignation nor had he any reason to believe that he and the presi dent were not in substantial accord on the great questions now before the country. The report, he said, prob ably sprung from a remark he had made to intimate friends, to the effect that not for anything would he embar rass the president, and that if he saw he was doing this he would resign at once. He added: "A cabinet officer ought always to be and is ready to sur render his office at the call of his chief, the executive, but I have not the slightest reason to believe that such "DEACON" WHITE SETTLES. Makes Good $500,000 In Debts and Re-enters Stdcli Exchange. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.— Stephen V. White, whom Wall street knows fa miliarly as "Deacon" White, applied today "for reinstatement on the stock exchange. Under the rules of that institution, when a member fails, he is suspended, and he cannot be rein stated until he has discharged all his obligations. "Deacon" White fail ed May 5, 1893, for more than $500,000. -His debts have feow been paid. UNIFORMITY AGREEMENT Signed by Fifty Per Cent of the Plttsiburs Operators. PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2S.— Forty per cent of the Pittsburg district coal operators have signed a legal document binding them to uniformity and expect to be operating under the new plan by Jan. 1. The signers will meet on Thurs day to ratify their signatures and get matters in shape for the new year. Enough signatures have been secured to convince the promoters of the scheme that it can be pushed to success. Those in the agreement have the co-operation of the miners and those without, out of the fold, will be compelled to pay 10 cents more than the regular district price for mining until they come to uniformity or uniformity is proved a But Only Because It Has Been Given Over to Insurgent Control. nouncements from Spanish sources, the combined operations undertaken by Gen. Aguirre, in the province of Santa Clara, have resulted in the capture of an insurgent camp, twenty of the enemy being killed and three captured. The Spanish loss was two men killed and seven wounded. It is further re pcrted -that the Spanish troops have bten engaged with the insurgents com manded by Napoleon. In this case the insurgents are said to have lost sev eral men killed, and the Spaniards say that after the engagement an insurgent captain and seven armed privates sur rendered. Advices from Manzanillo say that Spanish troops have left there to relieve the garrison of Santa Cruz, which is threatened by the Insurgents. A report is current here that the son of Calixto Garcia died recently from wounds received during the insurgent attack upon Guamao. AUTONOMIST MAYORS. Two Inaugurated In Cnba Amid Great Km Imsliism. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.— The Span ish minister has received a dispatch from Havana stating that the Autono rrist mayors of Bejuical and Juana bacoa have been inaugurated amid great enthusiasm, the people receiving them with shouts of "Long live Spain." The dispatch adds that the patriotic spirit shown at these demonstrations gives assurance of the speedy realiza tion of good effects of an autonomous form of government in Cuba. The au tonomous mayors in these two cities are among the first to be named, in each case succeeding a military ruler under the martial system hitherto in force. action on my part is even remotely de sired by the president. The desires of other people in that direction I am not disposed to consider." BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 28.—Secre tary Gage, of the treasury department, came over from Washington today to inspect the new revenue cutter, which is soon to depart for the Pacific coast by the way of the Suez canal. With him came Assistant Secretary W. S. Howell, Capt. C. F. Shoemaker, chief of the revenue marine service; Maj. Fred Brackett, chief clerk of the ap pointing division, and Capt. J. W. Congdon, inspector of labor and ma terial. Upon arriving here they wore taken on board the revenue cutter Guthrie to Canton, where the McCul lough lies. Capt. D. B. Hogdon, of the new cutter, together with his staff, re ceived the visitors and escorted them through the boat. There were no salutes or demonstrations of any kind, and after an hour's stay the secretary and his party returned to Washington. failure. From the present outlook it is believed about one-half the miners in the district will be on strike after Jan. 15. TRADE WITH CANADA. Balance In Favor of the United States by Million*. OTTAWA, Ont., Dec. 28.— The trades and navigation returns shortly to be issued, will show the total imports en tered for consumption were $111,294,021, as against imports of $110,587,480 the preceding year. The duty collected amounted to $19,891,997, as against $20, --219,037, a decrease of $327,040. Exports amounted to $123,950,838, an increase of $17,581,086. There were exported to the United States, Canadian products to the value of $43,991,485, as against $34, --460,428 in 1895-6. Great Britain took of Canada's exports $69,5*5 852. Yet Cana da's imports from the old country were but $29,412,188, a decrease of $5,567,554, as compared with the preceding year, while from the United States, Canada imported to the value of $61,649,041, an ii.crease of $3,075,023 over Imports of American products of the year before. Upon the total imports of British good 3 there was collected duty to the amount of $6,203,347, an average rate of 21 per cent; upon total imports from the Unit ed States the sum of $8,147,075, an aver age rate of but 12 per cent. Even upon the dutiable portion of Imports the average duty on American Imports "was PRJCE TWO CENTS— j&VeSsvK only about 26 per cent as against 30 per cent on imports from Great Britain. The balance of trade in 1896-7, as be tween Canada and Great Britain, is in Canada's favor by $40,121,664 for thfr year. As between Canada and the United States, it is in favor ol the Americans by $17,657,556. . Greeks Again Fired Upon. Turkish Apology Followed by a Repetition of the Offense. LONDON, Dec. 28.— The Athens cor respondent of the Daily Chronicle says: As the Greek gunboats today (Tuesday) were leaving the Gulf of Ambracia they were fired on a second time by all the Prevesa forts. The garrison, which was outlying the quay, also ftred re peated volleys, though no damage was done. This action after Turkey had St. Paul Banks Strong. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 28.— An abstract given by the comp troller of the currency today of the condition of the St. Paul national banks on Dec. 15 shows they are In very good condition. The prin cipal items are: Loans and discounts, $10,299,191; rcsprve in banks and de posited with reserve agents, $5,564,2:13, of which $1,937,216 was in gold; total resources, $21,009,816; deposits, ¥9,638,911; average reserve held, 41.13 per cent. apologized is supposed to be intended to create a precedent for closing the Gulf. The forts of Prevesa fired upon the Greek gunboat Actium on Satur day last as she was leaving the Gulf of Ambracla. The Actium and several other gunboats that were following her were compelled to return to their an chorages. The Greek government in structed Prince MByorciorado, Greek minister at Constantinople, to ask the Turkish government for a friendly ex planation and the porte replied that i the incident was due to a mlsunder ] standing. HANNA'S CAMPAIGN. Maj. Dick In Coin in bun to Look After the Senator* InterentM. COLUMBUS, 0., Dec. 28. — Maj. | Charles Dick arrived from Cleveland i tonight to assume charge of Senator j Hanna's personal interests in the sen atorial election. Mr. Hanna is not ! expected here before Sunday, and in i the meantime Maj. Dick will get af | fairs in shape to combat the opposition Ito his chief. The rooms at the Neil | hotel occupied by Senator Sherman as headquarters in his memorable con ! test with Senator Foraker six years ago have been secured by Maj. Dick | for Hanna. Maj. Dick will have a j corps of lieutenants to assist him, and i the prospects are for a very lively skirmish. But few of the members elect of the general assembly have ! arrived, and the majority will not come to the capital city until Friday, the day previous to the caucuses for the organization of the upper and low er houses. The list of members claimed by Charles L. Kurtz in opposition to Senator Hanna, as given out tonight, contains the names of two senators and six representatives, but Maj. Dick does not concede that any of these members will vote against Senator Hanna. — -«— PIPE ORGAN BURNED. "Hot Time" the Laat Tone Played I lion the Instrument. CHICAGO. Dec. 28.— A fire late this afternoon destroyed the large pipe or j gan in the office of the Great North ern hotel, entailing a loss of $20,000 upon the managers of the hotel. Al though the fire was confined entirely to the organ, it sent out such clouds j of smoke that many of the guests be i came alarmed, and a serious panic was ! narrowly averted. The Searle & Hart j company, of this city, was banqueting I its employes when the fire broke out, and the feasters were compelled to adjourn their banquet in a hurry. Later, when the fire was out, they resumed their feasting. By a curious coincidence the last air played by the organ before its destruction was "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." WILL KEEP |fe FAITH. McKinley Stands Firmly by the St. Louis Sound Money Declaration. FAIRBANKS AUTHORITY. Message From the President to tfie Republicans of Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Dec. 28.— Flva hundred representatives of the Repub lican party of Indiana, outside of the city of Indianapolis, attended today's conference. Th« meeting was for talk and little else, and was the largest off-year meeting the party ever held. The meeting was held a little later in the year In order that the senators from the state and the Republican, representatives might be here, and they all came. The Influential men in the party were encouraged by the state ments of the senators that there Is hope for currency reform, not radical legislation, hut such as will tenu" to set the party right before the people. The unanimity of the party in the state on the position that the currency must be reformed was a surprise to a good many of the men attending tha conference. The Democrats, it waa averred, will declare for free silver In their next state platform, and the Re publicans will, of course, take the op posite ground. In the event q£ tha failure of congress to take action looking to the reform of the currency, members of the party said the party in this state would go Into the state campaign embarrassed and on the de fensive from the start. In the hotel lobbies there was a great deal of talh against the civil service law, but It came largely from men who made ap« plication for office Immediately after the nomination of McKlnley, and hay« been disappointed. The prominent men of the party agreed that no one need fear that the Republicans of Indiana will ever declare against the law. The chief speakers were United States Senator Charles W. Fairbanki and Gov. James A. Mount. Senator Fairbanks paid a high tribute to the president. He said: "In my judgment a more patriotic citizen of the repub lic never graced the chair of the chief executive." Senator Fairbanks ex pressed the belief that the Dingley law will prove a blessing and bring prosperity equalled only by the Me- Kinley law itself. "Some of our Democratic friends say it will not raise revenues sufficient for the government— that it is not raising sufficient revenue now. This !c true as to the present. Why? Because previous to the enactment of the Dingley law millions and millions of dollars in products, made by foreign hand?, were sent into this country. Foreigners know the best friend to them was the Wilson bill, and its doom was sealed by the Republican con gress. After these products, sent to ua by the swiftest ships which plough the seas, are consumed, we shall hava sufficient revenue from the Dingley bill. The bill will vindicate Itself. It will speak more eloquently for itself than any Republican can speak for it." On the subject of currency reform Senator Fairbanks spoke as follow*: "Our Democratic friends Hay to the old Democrats, "the Republican party will not keep faith with us; when th« Republicans declared In favor ot sound money at St. Louis they did not mean it.' The Republican party, with Me- Kinley as our leader, intends to k*-»p faith, to preserve the gold standard unimpaired to the American people. The currency question is a great ques tion, and to it the president of the United States and his advit-ers are ad divpping themselves with ardor and intelligence. I saw the president but a day before coming here. I asked him if he had any message for the Repub licans of Indiana. He commissioned me to say to you that he gratefully remembers the encouragement and as sistance which the Republicans of this splendid state have given him hereto fore, and he further said: 'I am going to keep the bond. I am going to vin dicate the sound money jjlank in the St. Louis platform.' "A party which keeps faith with the American people will, In my Judgment, be supported and sustained by them. No party can afford to vary from its platform pledges the width of a soli tary hair. At the coming session of congress the general currency question will be in debate. I cannot foretell what will be the result of the Issue, fop unfortunately we have a majority only in the hous" of representatives, In the senate the free silver demo crats, free silver Republicans amt.Pop ulists constitute the majority. Whether we can pass through th>- senate any measure that will commend Itself to* the conservative judgment of the American people I cannot say. Hut I do believe the American people will give us credit for an honest, deter mined effort, and that effort they will surely witness. If we fail, it will not be because of any lack of tlotermina- tion and perseverance In purpose on the part of the Republicans of tho United States senate."