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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1898. Published Dally. Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Fourth nnd Minnesota Streets, St. Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OK SUBSCRIPTION. ' j I j 6 j 12" [ mo I mos | moa jolny" '. .40c $2 . 2 s~sl .0 0 Dally and Sunday... . 50e 2.75 5-00 Sunday *} • • g Weekly • 1.00 Entered at Postoffice at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-class Matter. Address ail communication- and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota. Anonymous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscripts will not be returned un less accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES: Minneapolis 65 South Fourth St. New York 10 Spruce St. Wa-thlngrton. Corcoran Building Chicago 903 Boyce Building ;- Orders for the delivery of THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, either residence or place of business, may be made by postal card or through telephone. Any Irregularity In de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to tbe office cf publication. , TELEPHONES: GLOBE Publication Office 10 0 5 Editorial Rooms 7 8 TO-DAYS WEATHER. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.— Forecast for Tues day: Minnesota— Threatening weather; warmer; (southeasterly winds. Wisconsin — Threatening weather; light showers Tuesday; probably warmer; light to fresh southeasterly winds. Tho Dakotas — Threatening weather, fol lowed by light showers Tuesday afternoon; colder Tuesday night: .southeasterly winds, becoming northwesterly. Montana— Threatening weather, possibly with light rain Tuesday: southwesterly wind 3. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. United States Deportment of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Washington, Feb. 7. G:4B p. in. Local Time, S p. m. 75th 'Meridian Time. -Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Tern.'Place. Tom. St. Paul 3SQu'Appelle 28 Duluth ::fi Winnipeg 28 Huron 40. Bismarck 44 Buffalo 36-40 Willi, ton 44 Boston 36-44 Havre 52|Cheyenne 40-50 Helena _.;~Chicago 42-42 Edmonton _ Cincinnati 48-52 Battleford —.'Montreal 16-26 Prince Albert. —8 New Orleans 56-64 ( ;ii£.nry 40 Xew York 38-42 Medicine Hat 4tilPittsburg 42-46 DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 29.94; mean temperature. 31; relative humidity, 85; wind at .8 p. m., south; weather, cloudy: maximum temperature, 41; minimum temperature, 26; daily range, 15. Note— Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. The Deficit Grows. We fail to find. In the columns of our Interesting contemporaries, any re marks, sine., the Ist of February, bear ing upon the statement of the public <*< bl ;::i<l the condition of national finance that it i .veals. We have to remind our frit : C ■■■ ■ nee more that they t >ld us several times in the twenty four hours, just cue year ago, that the first duly of man, which had been as sign* d by divine mandate to the Re publican party, was to stop the deficit. Currency reform, they admitted, was Important, but all our troubles, finan cial and industrial, had grown out of ti tariff law that wns inadequate to produce revenue equal to the nation's expenditures. This, they said, was the lirst point of attack. The Republican party was going to fill the treasury lirst and look after other necessary legislation afterward. Again, six months later, the same heralds of Re publicanism told us that the thing had been accomplished by the passage of lhe Dingley bill. They laughed to scorn no! only the calculations of the Demo crats, but the estimates of their own si cretary of the treasury and their chairman of the finance committee in the senate, which showed that the Dingley bill would widen, rather than narrow, the breach between Income and outgo. The tariff was to be rais ed, revenue was to roll in in great abundance, prosperity had returned, nnd tic Ist of January was set as the latest date when, by any possibility, another deficit could be marked up on the treasury books. After the begin ning of the new year, when all the tariff, schedules were effective, they said that d« (bits would become a thing of mem ory only. We have waited for events to pass upon the correctness of this prophecy, and their oracle has spoken. The treas ury accounts for the first month of the calendar year show an increase of debt, l< ss rash in the treasury, of $12,589,771. Tbey show that, if all receipts and payments on account of tho sale of the Union Pacific rail road be excluded from the reckon ing, the increase in the treasury deficit fcr January was $7,901,484. They show the total deficit for the fiscal year, be ginning on the Ist of last July, to be f0i ,901, 823. We think that the most pa tient of financiers or politicians would admit that the time has come for those now in charge of the government to fyrnish seme explanation and some de claration of future intention. The "Democrali. deficit" has not been cured. On tiie contrary, it is swelling at a r&te unknown to our experience under Democratic policies. Had the Repub lican party set out professedly to re \ ise the tariff only with reference to the alleged needs of industry, it might claim that revenue had been Impaired in ord.r to look after the interests of protection. It Is estopped from that ar gument by its unanimous proclamation tbat the purpose of its tariff bill was primarily to stop deficits and increase revenue. What it has to show for seven months of trial, with everything Its own way, with its new tariff in operation and with an administration entirely In sympathy with it, Is a total c] m t r-f <■-■> OOO.O^O. The country has not suffered directly from this, because of the Improvement in its material conditions. The hard ships and economies of previous years, In which we were taking our securities back from Europe and paying for them, the happy fortune of a great crop coincident with a higher scale of prices, the increase of our ex port trade consequent upon this and Uie subsidence of distrust and appre- hension, with the assurance that our monetary standard would be main tained, have all contributed to ease the country and relieve Its treasury from strain. The least sagacious observer understands that these conditions can not be permanent. No country can continue Indefinitely to spend at the rate of $100,000,000 per annum in excess of Its Income and not suffer serious consequences. If this congr.ss does not do something to add to the treas ury receipts, and, more particularly, if it does not reduce the enormous total of expenditures, we shall be obliged to pass again through the shadow. What ever it may do, and it shows no dis position at present to act upon or even .to realize the situation, it stands con victed of having failed utterly, after a full and fair trial, to improve the rev enue situation or to «top the deficit, whose existence was its principal ar gument for favor with the people in the elections of 1896. Postal Parasites. However scant the programme that this congress has laid out for itself, it should not adjourn without passing some bill for the reform of the postal service on the lines laid down by Repre sentative Loud. The Loud bill has been up for consideration for two sessions and has been defeated, partly because it contains provisions thought to be un necessarily harsh and hostile to news paper interests, but principally because it proposes to cut off the favoritism now extended to a few publishing houses. The abuse at which it is aimed is no torious and confessed. The carriage of second-class mall matter involves at the present time a loss to the postal department of 7 J /_ cents per pound. Not less than $10,000,000 a year Is paid out by the government for the transporta tion of matter that should not be car ried under the privilege of second-class rates. The moderate charges on this class of matter have stimulated a whole host of enterprises that make their profits at the people's expense. All kinds of publications, cheap and trashy stories and in some cases even legal docu ments have been printed as serial pub lications. They are issued in numbers once a month or twice a month, but are not periodicals in any sense of the word, and should carry regular book rates. Instead of this they are now transported by the govern ment on the same basis as real newspapers and magazines, and the business has swelled until 3.0,000, --000 pounds of this matter are carried by the postal department annually. A great part of this is a pure gratuity to a private interest. It imposes a heavy tax upon the treasury, it is the cause of the deficit in the postal serv ice, it cuts off a large amount of addi tional revenue, which would be receiv ed if these publications were forced to pay legitimate rates, and it forbids the extension and improvement of the pos tal service ln directions where they are most needed. The original Loud bill would have passed congress, we believe, had it not been for some regulations that were not acceptable to the newspapers. Whether that is changed or not, we believe that the newspapers of the country can far better suffer some slight disadvantage such as this would be than that the postal department should be crushed under the enormous weight of a traffic now so managed as to shift the cost of carrying second class mail matter from private to pub lic shoulders. In the present state of the nation's finances economy should be the rule all along the line. Particularly in the postal department, where it has been sought to save a few dollars by reduc ing carrier service in the great cities of the country, it is intolerable that the facilities of the people should be crip pled, while the makers of flash pamph lets and transient advertising sheets absorb $10,000,000 a year of the people's money in the conduct of their business. Congress will shirk one of its plainest and most imperative duties If it do not deal permanently with this matter and accomplish the reform con templated by the Loud bill before it adjourns. Helping Themselves at Lust. The members and officers of the Na tional Manufacturers' Association have evidently abandoned the hope of get ting trade to "follow the flag," by ships subsidized to run otherwise profitless voyages, and have taken the matter of seeking foreign markets into their own hands. Those who still cling to the delusion that it is necessary to protect our manufacturers, realize themselves that the home market has been pro tected too much and that access to foreign markets is essential. They have gone about it in a most business like manner. They have established a museum at Philadelphia ln which I samples of foreign goods sold in com petitive markets are displayed, tagged with information showing cost, price sold for, freight charges, tariffs, and all the other data which a home maker would want before going Into a contest with a competitor. With the museum is a bureau of In formation that undertakes to supp'y manufacturers with helpful facts. We have received from the bureau a sam ple of one of these reports relating to steam and water engines and windmills in the market of San Pedro. Brazil. It gives the "countries of origin" of these articles on that market; the quantity annually imported; the manufacturers* prices and discounts, ocean freights, and inland transportation. The im posts, character of packing used, a list i of dealers and the field of distribution conclude the general information, which, as will be seen, supplies nearly all the data wanted by a manufacturer seeking that market. A page of gen eral observations follows relative to the country of which San Pedro is the trade center; the foreign makers now supplying the market, and the \-ariou3 kinds of engines arid mills in use. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1898. Such work will count in getting Into the markets of that once despised "abroad," and the happiest feature is that it indicates that our manufactur ers are beginning to help themselves instead of falling back for help on a paternal government. They may yet reclaim the prestige which their fathers won and which, under parentalism, sapping self-reliance, was lost to the sons. Cleveland's Pension Vetoes. The Wadena Tribune, having made the assertion that Cleveland approved more pension bills than did any of the Republican presidents, the Republican papers promptly took it to task and asked for the documents. The St. Cloud Journal-Press says it "probably meant that he vetoed more such bills," and clinches it with the assertion that he "vetoed more pension bills than did all his predecessors from Washington to Arthur." Which, we are hap py to admit, is an unusually accurate statement for that paper. We have been unable to ascertain the number of pensioners put on the list by private bills and the number approved by the several presidents, but we have Mr. Cleveland's records during his first term, in McPherson's Handbook. During the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth congresses 2,042 private pension bills passed congress. Of these Cleveland approved 1,518, vetoed 250 by message and 47 by "pocket," and let 227 become operative by lapse of time, the presi dent simply withholding his approval. It is not only true that he vetoed more pension bills, but. more general bills, than his predecessors. From Washing ton to Arthur there were but 109 vetoes, while Cleveland, during his first term, vetoed 304 bills, "pocketed" 109 and re fused to sign 284 more, making a total of 697. The check Cleveland adminis tered to the swelling torrent of private pension bills had a salutary effect, and ever since that time the bill that gets through congress must have strong merits. None of his pension bill ve toes was overruled. From Grasshoppers to Dairies. Twenty-five years ago, farmers in Freeborn county fled from their farms before the incursions of the Rocky mountain locusts. Ten years later many left for the Dakotas because "wheat is played out" and there was nothing left to do but move to fresh land. Today the local papers are printing the reports of creamery associations which amply at test the fact thlat farming does pay when intelligently conducted. From the report of one of them, the Glenville association, for 1897, we find that it re ceived from its patrons 8,465,097 pounds of milk, from which it made 366,731 pounds of butter, marketed for $60,748. --34. Of this it distributed to patrons $56,178.19, put $2,903.43 into the sinking fund and used the remainder in ex penses. The average monthly price of butter sold was 18 11-12 cents a pound, and the cost of making it was 2.3 cents a pound, including .8 cent a pound put into the sinking fund. This amount ed on Dec. 31, 1897, to $3,717. out of which was paid $2,715 for repairs and improvements and a dividend on the $4,000 of capital stock of 15 per cent. These farmers got about 70 cents per 100 pounds for milk. The report of tha Moscow creamery shows about the same conditions. From it the addition al items are gleaned that it required 22.46 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter, or 4.45 pounds of butter were obtained from 100 pounds of milk, the average test being 3.92 per cent of but ter fat. The average price received by the patrons was 16.62 cents a pound gross, or 14.44 after deduction for the sinking fund. It is a far cry from the ravaged wheat fields of 1873 to the meadows and pastures, the herds and dairies of 1897; from the poverty and distress of the one to the prosperity of the other. And the cow did it. Recently the National Tribune sent out copies to all country papers containing a marked ed itorial directing their attention to the feature of the Loud postal bill that restricts the number of sample copies that may be sent out, and asking co operation to defeat the bill. Es pecial emphasis was laid upon this fea ture because it was supposed to be th. one in which the country editor was most concerned, and which would in sure his stout protest against the whole measure. We have noted with pleasure that the country editor of the North west is neither to be fooled by this trick nor moved by this cheap appeal to his cupidity. There has been no exception, where comment was made at all, to the uniform scouting of the argument. The Le Sueur Sentinel ex presses the general comment in say ing that "there Is no country editor who will be affected seriously by this bill. It will not make $5 a year differ ence to the average publisher, while it will save millions to the department. The Loud bill should pass." This is. the manly attitude, and we feel prouder of Minnesota newspaper men that they take it." It was said, during the fuming of the Grosvenors over the civil service ap propriation bill, that most of them were but playing to the galleries. They at tacked the law savagely to placate th» beys there and at home, and make each think that his meml>er was doing all he could, while, down in his hea.it, £hs member was franking his stars that th • law gave him so secure a shelter from the Importunate boys. That this is the case was shown the other day, when a motion was made to have I the testimony printed that was taken j by the committee investigating the j working of the law. Grosvenor fought It and called on his followers to join him in defeating it. But on the show down Grosvenor was defeated by a majority of 35 in a total vote of 1.5. The rest of the howlers took to the weeds. The Countess Marie de la Coneep -ion de la Cantera y Clark de Gobel y Fer nandez, of Spain, has been granted a divorce in Fargo. The burden of all that name was too much for her. and she wanted the De Gobel y Fernandez cut off. A Long Island woman is petitioning the legislature to change her name. Why doesn't she come West where there is such a surplus of marriagre able young men? Speaking of the decrease :>f New York's export trade, there may be other than commercial reasons why less gets away from the Gothamite than for merly. Mr. Heath's notion is that political engagements; are all right for federal' employes, but that there must be no marriages. Since Czar Reed became the whole thing the question of a working ma jority hasn't bothered the house a lit tle bit. | : r i Buffalo has a Mr. Columbus who claims to be 120 years old. He is not the Columbus who discovered America. When Cuba is pacified and Hawaii shut out, Mr. Morgan will have to be measured for a spring safety valve. It was not from any fear of the flow ing bowl that New York bowlers de cided not to visit the Cream City. There are many more men who by digging in harder could find their Klondike right here in St. Paul. If Mr. Letter's corner continues to grow, the angle will scon be represent ed by a straight line. With the bear and the lion both play ing dog in the manger, China is likely to suffer for hay. Emperor William's idea seems to bf that a man ruling by divine right can never get left. Millionaires are not so plentiful In the Klondike that they are a frost. The Hawaiian matter continues to be all at sea. Thrusts and Parries. "That is our commission— our present char ter from the people"— said Mr. McKinley. The statesman recognizes the source of his power. The chief magistrate of a great peo ple loses none of his dignity in frankly ac knowledging himself the servant of the peo ple.—Fargo Forum. Thus tho Fargo end of the major's push for pie backs up the Washington end just now held up stoutly and persistently by the major In person. President McKinley stands squarely on every plauk of the Republican platform.— Owatonna Journal. Yes. He seems to have put his heel on the Cuban plank. Under the Cleveland administration and the "perfidy and dishonor" tariff one of the chief employments of the government was to scratch around and buy gold wherever It could, to keep the treasury reserve as nearly complete a3 possible. Under the McKinley ad ministration and the Dingley tariff the treas ury is embarrassed with an overplus of gold. —New York Tribune. And had It not been for the gold-buying Cleveland administration, and Its discharge of Republican silver bullion buying, the treas ury would be as bare today as the Tribune Is of ordinary fairness. The Toronto Globe, with considerable cyn icism, but with a grain of truth, has been commenting upon the gigantic pension swin dle ln tho United States. What it has to say is of Interest, because, while It is far enough away to speak impartially. It Is yet near enough to have a clear view of our do mestic affairs.— Chicago Tribune. And It has come to this pass that Repub lican papers can speak of "the gigantic pen sion swindle." Er"!sari,us sits by ihe way side, deserted, his wounds exciting naught but derision from the heartless throng that passes by him scoffing. Warden Wolfer's Explanation. To The St. Paul Globe. In your issue of Feb. 6 you do me a great injustice by your Interpretation of my evi dence and appearance before the state board of control of Wisconsin, ln an investigation of the conduct of the Wisconsin state prison, now going on. I appeared there as a witness at the request of the warden and the state board of control, to testify on matters per taining to prison discipline and management, and I did not know of Convict Davis' impli cation until after I got there. I desire to say, In justice to myself, for your Information, and for the information of the genera! public, that I did not testify (as my evidence will show) that this man Davis alias Caimp caused an investigation in this state. What I did say was that he attempted to produce an investigation; that he con spired with other convicts tev bring it about and. when finally prepared, as he supposed' wrote a eontraforand letter, purporting to come from an official of this prison in which the charges of mismanagement were pre ferred; that he sent this letter surreptltously through a lady visitor to Senator John Day Smith, ot Minneapolis/ then a member of the senate, during the legislative session of 1592-3 This letter was a subject of inquiry by Sec tor Smith, _t thet time; which you can read'iv verify, if you will call upon him. When the inquiry was made I laid before him surrep titious letters and notes, which I had dis covered .myself and written by this man Davis to other convicts, together with notes fro-m other convicts to Davis, proving con clusively, and to the satis_ac,:ion of Senator bn_itn and other members of the s -nate that it was a conspiracy oa the part of Davis to bring about an Investigation, and that he Davis, was the star actor, and the matter was promptly dropped, as testified by mo be fore the state board of cojitrol of Wis -onsi-i The truthfulness of these statements, as a whole, can be easily verified. The investigation of 1831, or the recent In vestigation, had nothing whatever to do with this case. The Davis referred to in the lnve^igatlen of IS9I Is not the same Davis t'iat figured in the attempted invc-stlea'ion cf this prison in 1893, and more ro-ently of the Wisconsin state prison, by letters and papers found secreted and In the poss^.s'on of this man Davis, alias C_\mp in the Wan pun Prison The smooth scoundrel has s-nlrched the character and reputation of a lady. wr.o had previously borne a goo* character, and also implicated the chaplain and two or three other officers of the prison ' in a way that conclusively proved him to be one of th. most unprincipled scoundrels extant, and. withal, an exceedingly smo-th one. and thi_ fact was conclusively demon strated to the satisfaction of bnth the p-oae cut-on and defense in the Investigation of th- Wisconsin state prison, jest closed _■•,, . r. _ T H , rnry Golfer" Warden. Stillwater, Feb. 7. 1898. PRESS COMMENT. From the Sandstone Courier (Rep.). Under its new management The St. Paul Globe gives promise of bscoining more I useful and valuable as a newspaper. From the Sauk Center Herald. The St. Paul Globe comes to the edi torial tables of the Herald markedly im proved in r-ppeaa-nce. ;U hns east off the unsightly choppy! appearance of its news page?., and there 'is an -air of self-respecting dignity about which will inspire confidence ln the reliability of its., reports. From the Menagha Messenger (Rep.). The Be-dai eld man from New York, who has come West to show the boys how to run a newspaper, seems to have started in with a determination to poke Joel Heatwcle off the earth. When The Globe man sees Joel's mammoth frame.j ar.d gets better ac quainted with hlni, he will revise his phots. ts From the GnugvOe .Enterprise (Dem.). The Globe is a good eld payer and with the ether -dailies. In the Twin Cities makes a bri-rht array ia 7 newv^aperdem. tr- — * - From the Oitmvil_p Jourral (Rep.). The St. Paul Globe, under the new managem-nt is without the customary first page cuts, scare-heads and pithy editorial paragraphs. The latter feature, however, is transferred ta the editorial page of the .aper. From the Braincrd Journal (Dem.-P p.). The St. Paul Globe newspaper property has been bceght by George p. Sp'nn. y. ?n Eastern new-paper man cf recognized abil ity. Mr. Spinney makes the fatal mistake. however, of continuing the bastard politics heretofore advocated by The Globe. There is oo such thing possible as success fully running a Democratic newspaper on Republican principles. It savors too much of the peculiar principles of the man who declared that although he was earnestly in favor of laws to prohibit the liquor traffic, he waa just as earnestly opposed to their enforcement. From the Wadena Pioneer-Journal (Rep.). The St. Paul Globe now looks like a metropolitan newspaper. Under Its new management It has been greatly improved. Frcm the Little Falls Democrat (Dem.-Pop.). The St. Paul Globe has assumed a mere metropolitan air, and looks like a full fledged city daily newspaper. This feature alone Is refreshing. AT THE PLAYHOUSE. The dainty operatic comedy, 'The Ceish_." delighted another large and extremely ap preciative audience at the Metropolitan opera ! house last night The play and e.G_up__.y j have made a hit and their suc.o^s is merited. A popular price matinee will be ghen Wednesday. Next Sunday evening the popular extrava ganza, "Miss Philadelphia" will begin an I engagement of four nights and Wednesday I matinee at the Metropolitan. The company presenting it includes Joe Cawtfiorn, Elvia Crox-Seabrooke, Queenie Vassar, Georgia Stewart and many other well-known artists. The sale of eeats for thia engagemeut opens Thursday morning. Madame Scalehl and her compan/ will give one grand operatic con. art at the Met ropolitan opera house Thursday evenig, Feb. The "Two L'.ttle Vagrants" drew a largo house at the Grand iast evening. The play is full of heart interest, relieved by an urder-currcnt of comedy. While somewhat like "The Two Orphans," It is an improve ment on the latter in '.he abs3ii_o of its realistic features. Miss Mildred Holland, who plays Fan Fan, gives a most capable performarce of the role. Next Sunday night the Grani opera house will have for its attraction James J. Cor bett and hl3 company. AT THE HOTELS. Hotel Metropolitan — George Purvir, Crooks ton; A. F. W. Edestln, Duluth; Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Patterson, Philadelphia; C. Ener. Mil waukee; George S. Cowan, Milwaukee; P. Elckman, Glencoe; E. Sweetiand, New York; C. Ainslin, New York; J. C. Edwards, Hel ena; J. B. Walton, Helena;' R. C. Summers, St. Louis; P. Newell, Sioux City; S. C. Downing, La Crosse; Charles Stickleln, Ta coma . Windsor— H. XX. White, Chicago; Cornell H. Patton, Duluth: H. Alexander and wife, Winona: H. H. Oilman, Burlington, Io.; George D. Armstrong, Chicago, .1. A. Watson, Helena; C. A. Palmer, Luvcrcie, A. 11. Cope land. Chicago; C. L. Feldka-.np, Milwaukee: H. E. Plerpont, Chicago; Miss Gracd John son, Red Wing. Ryan— J. Glassberger, Ch'cago; A. C. Cogs well, Detroit; O. Herman, Ni»v York; R. W. Ballard. New York; W. 1\ Ball. Fargo; George B. Morgan, New York; S. L. Griffin, Philadelphia; Sam Thrall, advance agent James J. Corbett: H. C. Black. Drayton; R. Morgan. Springfield; J. Knappenheimer, Chi cago; H. C. Hei-ler, Philedelphia; Henry A. Castle, Washington, D. C; C. B. Holncomg, Kansas City; L. A. Lipman, New York; C. W. Gibson, Cincinnati: A. T. Hershaw, Napanee; J. A. Ellis, Chicago; Howard Hel ler, New York; F. W. Getteys, Nashville; L. H. Coffin, Boston; Thomas Fox, Newark, N. J.; E. A. Bigelow, Chicago; J. T. Barber, Eau Ciaire; Mrs. Reynolds, St. Oloud; Mrs. Mary Meyersburg, St. Louis; Miss O. Mey ers-burg, St. Louis; Arthur W. Becker and wife, St. Louis; M. H. Hanna. Marshalltown: Robert Crothers, Chicago; A. Nathan and wife. Great Falls; P. J. Egan. New York; G. O. Welsh, Fergus Falls; H. Helzman, A. H. Hoerer, Philedelphia; F. Pratt. Chicago; F. Gelderheimer, New York; D. H. Bolton, New York; W. D. La Parle, Chicago; George A. Ccbbans, Marions; B. W. Howe, Sauk Cen ter; K. J. Bemls, Hartford, David Anderson, Mrs. Charles O. Gage. Boston. Merchants'— J. Mullen, Sioux Falls; N. Gransc, Sioux Falls; A. N. Palst, Minneapolis; F. B. Huntington. Milwaukee; J. S. Noble, Ellsworth; N. B. Cole, Ellsworth; O. Granach. Grand Forks; J. C. McClure. Red Wing; P. H. Carney, Mankato; A. F. Backus, Milwau kee; Joe Holman, Kenyon; J. C. Knowlton. New York; F. B. Wurzbacker. Litchfield; P. H. Rolse, Willmar; A. B.» Grlness, Chicago; J. R. Montague, Miles City; H. P. Stevens, Ironwood, Mich.; F. G. Stevens, Chicago; T. F. McClure. Litchfield: Aug. Koerner, Litch field; O. 11. Campbell, Litchfield; S. W. Leavitt. Litchfield; S. S. Johnson, Cloquet; J. L. Grun, Pipestone; C. A. Conner, St. Pe ter; H. A. Hanson, Clear Lake, S. D.; R. C. Plnnltz, Park Rapids; W. H. Moulton. St. Cloud; L. Rels. Chicago; P. A. Carney, Man kato: Robert Anderson, Valley City. N. D.; M. K. Rudd. Mankato: F. Lewis, Owatonna; W. S. Gehagan. New York; A. L. Smith, N. T.; M. V. Bach, Ottouwa; Samuel Pepper, Miles City: G. E. Blackburn, Butte; George Harvey, Missoula; L. L. Baxter, Fergus Falls; Miss S. Johnson. Astoria— W. E. Carlisle and wife, Chicago; J. L. Mariner. West Superior; George W. Fur ber. Cresco, Io. ; D. G. Howey, Kansas City, Mo.; Charles Brown, Sioux City; O. W. Sun ner. New York; E. R. Henton and wife, Du luth. Clarendon— J. 11. Smith. Detroit; R. B. Orr, Pelican Rapids; J. B. Ruddy and wife, James town; F. J. Crandall. Chicago; John Llebe, West Superior; H. A. Peterson. Duluth; A. D. Galusha, Decorah; K. Cleopliss, North- WCOd. LIMIT TO THE NUMBER. Impossible for More Than 1M),000 to Kencli Alaska This Season. B. R. Kennedy, of Victoria. B. C, was in the city yesterday, and talked of tho affairs on the Pacific coast, and the exodus of peo ple for Alaska. "I have figured It out," said Mr. Kennedy, "and, from the figures which I have arrived at, it will be absolutely impossible for over 80,000 or 90,000 people to get into Alaska dur ing the first part of the season. Yet. from what I have read in the papers, I should judge that nearly ",0,000 people have already start ed. There are about twenty boats plying between Alaska and this country, and thirty eight are being built on the Pacific coast to take care of the rush. That would make fifty-eight boats. "It will be difficult to pick up any more 'tramp' boats, as the twenty first named in cludes a number of this class of boats, char tered at Seattle and San Francisco." "To i provide for any which m'.ght be built later !we will add .ten. that would make sixty-eight beats. These beats have a eapac- i ty of an average.*f 150 people apiece. "If they were al? started off the same day they would take 10,200. The trip can be ac complished in ten days, if a pocd run is made, that is only to Dyea. If all conditions were favorable with sixty- eight boats they would be able to take oDly SO 000 in a month. Fe.r three months it would be 90.8C0. All these people would have to go In over the pass, and I don't believe that is possible. In _ummer when the boats go by the way of St. Michaels, it would take much longer. Very few people can by taken up the Yu kon, because of the scarcity of boats. The large ocean steamers can not go up the river. "The estimate which has been made that 20*"', 000 will go to Alaska this spring is im possible for the want of water transporta tion." !".Tr:rter?u at C'onover Hall. Henri Marteau, the great violinist, will appear at Couover hall Monday evening. Feb. 11, under tbe management of the Schubert club. It is three years since Marteau ap peared in the same hall, and at that '.ima he was scarcely out of his teens, yet he so charmed his findienco that, yielding to the popular demand, lie reappeared in a second concert the sa^ne season. Three years have sdded strength and repose to the playing of Marteau, and made him a still greater ar tist. He will be BSRisr°d by Emil Ober-Hofier, who wil! play the Chopin numbers. Seljool Population Ini'i-enseH. V. Lewis, assistant superintendent of the state public school at Owatonna, was in the city yesterday. lie reports that the popula tion of the school has greatly increased dur ing the ?ast year. They have at present seventy more chil dren than were enrolled for a corresponding time !?.st year. Rauav,!!)- In Collision. A horse belonging to Jehu Mavtson, a baker at 95 South Wabasha street, ran away on West Third street at 9 o'clock last evening. £"d collided with a bugsy owned by John Horejs, of lISS West. Seventh street. Horejs' carriage was somewhat damaged, but no one was injured, as boch vehicles were unoccupied. You Will Net Hnvf I uv.-v to Wait. From the New York Sun. Our valued ron temporary, the Mtnneiro'l? Tribune, which attributes "Don Quxote" to Scot., continues Its original and fascinating literary researches. It has dscovered "Le- j tit! . BMlT.abeth Lend n," ".May Ru sell Mcl- , ford," "William an. .Vary Howe!!." "Mac- ! euley" and "The Mom Mrs. Newton." We ■ await with i-le-_san' ar.tii t- atior.j the dis- i covery of CI: It Wendell Sherlock, Mary J. ! Holmes and Robert Byrnes. HEAR THE ALASKA SIREN GREAT NORTHERN MEN ANSWER THE BEWITCHING CALL Twelve of Them Willing to Take Chances That In This Case the Fascination Has Behind It the Reality to Whleh Their Labor Aspires Others Join. An even dozen St. Paul men, most of whom have spent the last ten years in the service of the Great Northern r. ad, left here yesterday over the line of that company for the Klondike. They have been planning for the journey for the past few months, and are going in search of gold. There are but two members of the party who are not practical workmen, and; those two have been chosen presi dent and secretary, respectively, of thy. little band. The two men are James A. Scott and Harry T. Smith, conduc tors, one running out of St. Paul and the other on the Fergus division of the road. The party will sail from Seattle for Valdes on the Excelsior Feb. 20, and will make for the headwaters of the Copper and Tenana rivers. H. T. Smart, who has been the bridge foreman on the Fergus division of the road, will have practical charge of the work done by the party, and will have as aides Louis Lace, John Ritter, Jake Canteen and John Shaule. practical carpenters and machinists. In addition there will be George Stubbs, from Melrose; C. A. McCabe, who has been in the mail service of the road, and S. H. Simolson, a sail maker, shoemaker, etc., from Rothsay. Paul Lancaster will go with the par ty as mining expert, assayer, etc., hav ing had considerable experience ln California. Some of the members leave behind wives and families, and all are on leave of absence. They will provision at Seattle. WILL. START FROM ST. PAIL. Zenith City Party Will Prospect for Gold on Stewart River. Special to The St. Paul Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 7.— A. H. Moore, C. V. Greer and 11. J. Jeronlmus left here' to night bound for the Alaskan gold fields. Their departure causes quite a little comment ow ing to the fact that they are determined to stay away from the Yukon river country and will make the Stewart river their objective point. They will go by way of St. Paul and from there to Vancouver. At this point they will take the boat for Fort Wrangle and will reach that point on Feb. 20. It is their Inten tion to push on at once to Teslin lake over tho Stickeen route. At tho lake It Is the In tention to build a largo boat and by tho time thia Is finished It Is thought that tho Ice will bo out of the lake and the start for Stewart river will begin at once. Another party bound for Alaska is composed of J. A. Cameron, of Houghton, Mich, and Arthur Coachc, Asa Hammond. John Mcin tosh and J. G. Real, of Baraga, Mich. This party missed connection today, but leave to morrow and will go from thero to Vancouver following the route of the local party. They have with them seven dogs to bo used ln packing. They also propose to go up the Stewart river on a prospecting expedition. Some of the party aro experienced miners and all are well equipped fur the undertak ing. GOING TO COPPER RIVER. St. Cloud's Gold Seekers Make a Start for Their Eldorado. Special to The St. Paul Globe. ST. CLOUD. Minn., Feb. 7.— St. Cloud's Alaska gold prospecting party left tonight over the Great Northern and will go direct to Tacoma, where it will complete its outfit and on Feb. 19 sail from Seattle for Valdes Inlet. John Sco'.t is the rp?sldent and Harry Smith the secretary of the company. Both aro well known Great Northern Passenger conductors. Tho other members of the party are: Harry G. Smith, John Hitter, John XV. Dejahaye, St. Cloud; John Shaule, George Stubbs, Melrose; Christ McCabe, St. Paul, of the railway mail service; A. Lancaster, Chi cago; C. S. Simeleon, Rothsay; Jacob Cantin and Lewis Lace, Minneapolis. The company has been organized for several months. All aro shareholders and the proceeds of the expedition are to be equally divided. After landing at Valdos Inlet In Aiaaka the party will at once start for the Copper river and first explore the Chlttyna, which flows into the Copper river from the south. The stream is 114 miles long and will be thoroughly pros pected by the party. In case they are not successful there they will prospect other tributaries of the Copper river, of which there are a great many. The party Is well equipped and will take along supplies for eighteen months. BEGGARS FROM KLONDIKE. Different Story Thau the I Mini Told by a St. Cloud Man. Special to The St. Paul Globe. ST. CLOUD, Minn., Feb. 7.— 11. A. Wheeler has returned from Seattle and Tacoma, where he has been on business for the past two months. His accounts of what he saw of tho returning gold seeker:; from Ala.slsa arc not very' encouraging, "i witnessed the return of the City of Seattle at Seattle, with 190 men from the Klondike," he said. "There was $40,000 ln gold in the party as near as I could learn. Some of the men had fairly good stakes, but the majority were beggars. They had neither money nor clothes, nor anything to (at. I waa talking with a man who brought ba*k $10,C00, and hs said to me that if he was absolutely certain that he could go back and get three times a- much ho would not go into the <«ountr/ again. The people who wore ther? had n )th ing and those who were going in refused to sell. He tcld me that he had nothing tj put or. his feet and he offered a party he met $100 for a pair of boot packs but he refused to sell, and he had to bind up his ff-ct in pieces of an old blanket. CONDITION OF COPPER RIVER. Is Not Navigable for Craft of the Lightest Draft. A letter was yesterday received by a rail road official in Minneapolis from an agent on the coast, as follows: Authentic information just obtained proves Copper river utterly Impassable. A short distance from the sea the river divides Into three or more mouths, all of which are be set by fiats and sand bars, and the water is extremely shallow and swift. Further up the main river arc numerous whirlpools and eddies. After the gla.-ial belt the river passes through a succession of deep canyons, result ing in impassable rapids. The river Is not navigable for craft of lightest draft; even Indian canoes in most experienced hands "NO CUBA, NO HAWAII" FRIENDS OI- 1 INSURGENTS TO BEGIN WAR ON ANNEXATION Sensational Move Expected I":-!>jji Senator ."rlattoi. Today (luinietl That Reed tv Inclined *«> Rescind IJI-; Premise lo Allotv the Immi gration i»iii to Come Up. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ' Corcoran Building. ) Special to Th? St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7— lf the plans projected tonight are carried out. the sonato will send another Cuban resolu tion to the house, in favor of action by congress on a crisis that i- fast ap proaching. A Northwestern senator said tonight, speaking of matters in the senate, that if thore was no action relative to Cuba tht re would be no agreement to name a date on which to vote on the Hawaii an annexation treaty. The frionds of Cuban independence aro beginning to be restivo. and .he cry at both ends of the capitol is "No Cuba, no Hawaii." Senator Mason, of mi ni-is, will mako some rather sensational statements tomorrow if he can get a hearing in the senate. There Is more than probable prospect that the immigration bill- will not be considered in the house until the short soFsion next December. Speaker Heed has promised the New England men can only be used In certain places. Valdes bay, to the north of Copper river has a glacier at head ot navigation, which v impassable except on foot. The Interior ol this district Is unexplored, but, from the na ture of the surrounding country, is deemed almost impassable. EVEN ALDERME.V GO. Huron Offlcal Starts With His Son for Alaska. Special to The St. Paul Globe. HURON, S. D., Feb. 7.-Ald. Charles Sea holm aud son will start tomorrow tor the gold fields in Alaska, taking with them provisions and all necessaries to last them eighteen months. Mr. Seahclni Is familiar with min-j Ing and well posted on what is needed in that region, having spent two years in the North west territory. He takes money enough with aim to make Investments for other par nere ln the event that he can get ln on ground floor." A number of others will lea here for the Klondike within the next few weeks. Mr. Seaholm's departure creates al vacancy in the city council, he being one of ( the aldermen from the Second ward, vacancy, however, will not be filled before 1 the April election. KLONDIKE INVASION. Five Thousand Japanese Laborers for the New (;old Fields. SAN FANCISCO, Feb. 7.— The Call says: Japan is going to invade tho Klondike. A. standing army of 5,000 able-bodied laborers 1 are being got together for the gold fields, and In a month or so they will make a scent on Dawson City. One of the Ni;. iuren Kaisha steamers will bring them hero. but, as they will not land on the soil of tho I nited States, there will bo no one to say nay unless Great Britain takes a hand ia the matter. One of the Japanese steamers that, has been . I carrying laborers will bo used to carry • to their destination. It Is added that the .. Japanese will be brought over by a syndicate, and trouble In the Klondike is predi ted. ' THEIR OUTFITS BURNED. German Mechanics From n>v» . o>rk Are Still Stalled in Chicago. Tho coutingent of German mechanics from New York did not materialize, having met with an accident on the Wabash road, between ■ Now York and Chicago, by which the car In which their outfita and provisions were stored, was nearly destroyed by fire A message was received from the leader of tho party at the Great Northern offices yes terday saying that negotiations wero going" on between the party and the road's officials and that the party expected to leave for tha \\ est some time today. OMAHA HOYS IN LINE. Leave the lioad to Try the Copper River Country. [ The Soo train yesterday mornlug took to tho West a party of Omaha employes, under ' the lead of XV. J. Miller. Many of tho party ; live- hero in St. Paul, and are bound for : the Copper river country via the _ki_lu-n ; river route. Mr. Miller, who has served hla apprenticeship in Alaska, had in the parry hlmer Morris. A. J. Langis, Michael Flatter*'' . ty. It. M. Crosby. W. w. Clark. F. M. Jack son J. A. Ltilldahl, R. A. McDonald, [•"rank ; I.afordo, Thomas Killeen, of St. Paul; and vV, V Hrown - o* Spooner, Wis., and Frederick Nicholas, oi Itasca. Winona .Men en Route. 1 Special to Tho St. Paul Globe. j WINONA, Minn., Feb. 7.— Mr. Benjamin ( ranglo left yesterday evening for tho Klon dike. Ho will make the trip out to Fort Ed monton ln company with Mr. Holt, the presi dent of the Chicago party of sixteen to which Mr. Crangle belongs. Theso two go In advance of the rest of the party to pur chase the necessary supplies at. Edmonton There thoy will be joined i )y the others at tho end of March, when they will set out for tho Pelley river, and go down that stream to Fort Selkirk, which they expect will be their headquarters for the next two yearn Edward Roessner also left Winona yester day for the Klondike. Military Hule 1 rued. WASHINGTON. Feb. .'-Senator Wilson (Wa.<n.) was at tha war departn.cn* teoay urging that action be .aken tiy the military arm of tho government i, preserve crder at Dyea and Skaguay. and t.pe.:iaUy at the 'ut ter place, where fears aro . utortalnod that trouble will ens ie • lf.i t: :e arrival ..r mere gold seekers. Great Northern Carries Tbem. The Great Northern has been selected as the route from St. Paul to the coast over which the consignment of reindeer which the government Is sending to Alaska la to be shipped. The reindeer an- expected to reach this system in about two weeks. Trulls Will He Blocked. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 7.— Gen. Grore. A Brackett, builder ard principal owner <r tho Sk-tgoay wagon read, says the trails i.adine lrom Lynn canal over the mountain rang' rn-h'T* h 1 " v", ''" able to accommodate tho rush to the i ukon. lowa Klondlkers. DUBUQUE, 10.. Feb. 7.— The Lee part ol ten men left tonight for Klondike. This is the fourth party m leave here for il.. l-ciu fields, r - ALONG THE LINE. Lars Larson and Ole Olson, two sturdy Swedes hailing from Chicago, left on tha Soo train during the morning from tho Coo per river country. They came In over the Milwaukee and were well equipped with ad ditional i-lothing. firearms, etc., and will buy their l'ood at Seattle. The Badminton Magazine, an English pub lication, for November, contains an article oo The Stlckeen River _ a Route to the Klon dike." The article was written in .$95 __\ 1 predicts the great rush to the gold fields which h:'.s now set in. The Copper Kiver Transportation and Min ing company lias announced sailings of it.s steamship Towneend to Valdes pass, and Orca. near the mouth of the Cooper river every twenty days, commencing April 1. Louis Lece. JaoCb Canton, of Minneapolis, John Scott, of St. Paul, and nine others from the Twin Cities, constituted a party which left on a west-boupnd train for Seattle last night. Tho patty is well equipped to with stand the rigor;; of Alaska weather and it la tbe intention to explore the Copper river re gion. Henry Keefe and P. P. Keefe, sturdy farm lads from CaledQpia, Minn., passed through St.. Paul yesterday. They were among tho gold-seekers and hone to locate good claims in the Klondike. At Seattle they expect te outfit and make their arrangements for X"ing into the interior. Buffalo, N. V.. contributed two seekers aft'T wealth among those who passed trough St. Paul on a coast-bound train ye Chey were Albert Smith and Charles Wfil Tbey expect te obtain their outfit al torla, where they will meet a third ber of the party. This third man bas returned from Klondike, where he has stak**. out a claim. that timo should bo given for consider ation of tho bill as soon as the appro priation bills were out of thi way, but this afternoon he went to a Massachu setts member and said that th> pi sure against the consideration was be coming very strong and that ir might be well to let the matter go v- r. This is not R I's style of doing business, but when such men as Representative Babcock, of Wisconsin, become alarmed at tho situation, and when other West ern members say thai if the Lodge bill Is allowed to pass it will mean ih<- loss of fifteen Republican mom hers, it be comos a serious party question in Mr. Ri cd's '-stimatlon. It is. therefore, quite likely that th* Republican leaders will side-track tho bill until aftoi- th> congressional elec tions. National Committeeman Kittridge, of South Dakota, Is expected h re tomor row to tako a hand against the confir mation of C. T. McCoy for Indian agent at Cheyenne. Ex-State Representative John M. Un derwood, of Minneapolis, has returi from New York. He will appear before the senate committee on public lands Wednesday on iho Alaska right-of-way bill, in which his company is inter ested. Senator Wilson, of Washington, says that action should be taken soon] ' and that unless some transportation facilities are soon provided, crime and robbery wili be rampant in Alaska. Tarns Bixby Is still in Washington. and it is intimated tonight that ho is not altogether out of the gubernatorial race In Minnesota.