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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11. 1898.
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WEATHER FOR TODAY.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.— Forecast for Fri
day: Minnesota -Gnu-rally fair, preceded by
light snow or rain In extreme northeast por
tion; colder in southeast portion; northwest
Wisconsin— Light rain in the early morning.
followed by fair; colder; fresh to brisk vari
able winds, becoming northwesterly.
North Dakota— Generally fair: warmer in
northeast portion; south*-- < st n rly winds.
South Dakota— Generally fair; warmer in
eastern portion; northerly winds.
Montana— Fair; southwesterly winds.
United States Department of Agriculture.
Weather Bureau, Washington, Feb. 10, 6:43
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time. Observations taken at tlie same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Torn. l Place. Tern.
St. Paul 86 Swift Current 26
Duluth 28iQu'Appelle 11
Huron 16'Minncdosa 8
Bismarck 3'Winnipeg 6
Havre 381 Buffalo .. ....... .44-40
Helena 40' Boston 46-53 |
Edmonton 3f-jCheyenne 20-3?
Battleford i4| Chicago 58-60
Prince Albert I.i Cincinnati 60-66
Calgary r/, Montreal 38-40
Medicine Hat SSNew Orleans .. . .64-70
Barometer, 2?. 04: mean temperature, 33;
relative humidity, 07; wind at 8 p. m., north
east: weather, cloudy; maximum temperature,
37; minimum temperature, 20: daily range, 8;
amount of precipitation (rain and melted
snow i in inst twenty-four hour 3, .77.
X.>:. Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
Taint-Heart at Washington.
The continued cowardice of the Re
publican members of the house com
mittor on banking and currency is in
explicable even to those who believe
in sacrificing principle to expediency.
The committee has been considering
various propositions for currency re- |
form, and it is spending much time and
effort in endeavoring to agree upon a
ure that will command the sup
porl of all by its compromise. It is
rumored that it will go no further than
th< suggestions contained in the presi
dent's message. It will avoid, if possi
ble, any reference to tho gold standard;
It will not interfere with the green
backs, and it wiil point the ship abso
li't< !y toward that narrow and disap
pearing passage between the opposing
promontories of financial reform and
financial chaos where no free outlet ex-
While such action would not have
been surprising at the opening of the
n and is, indeed, in conformity
with li. Republican policy then out
lined, i vi nts have moved already far
beyond it. Both the president and the
house cf congress have put them-
Ftivis on record since last December
willi such definiteness that this re
i: .•. > t\ effort to temporize Is the mere
folly of Paint-Heart. Mr. McKinley
us< d guarded language to express him-
Fr-lf in his message to congress. Since
that, events have driven him hard, and,
In his address to the National Manu
facturers' association, he took the
plunge boldly. He then declared pub
licly that the gold standard must be
maintained; that every obligation of
the government must be discharged in
that form of money which should be
recognized as of most unquestioned
value by the civilized nations of the
world, and that any attempt to change
the standard or depreciate the curren
cy would meet with unfaltering oppo
sition. So much for the executive.
Since the house met it, also, has been
forced tb a vote. The Teller resolution
which came down from the senate in
volved the abolition of the existing
standard and, by public confession of
its author, presented the- silver ques
tion naked to congress. The lines were
drawn strictly, and no man who voted
against that resolution, as the Republi
can members did, can hope to curry
favor by any explanation among that
portion of his constituents which up
holds the free coinage of silver, or dal
lies with what Teller and Towne and
the rest of them understand by "bimet
allism." So much for the legislature.
The wariest of politicians, when he
stands on the brink of a stream, ought
to know, without needing some one to
push him in, that water Is wet. Cur
l^ney reform must and will be accom
plished in the United States before the
vast issues raised within the last few
years are settled permanently. The
Republican record is fully made up.
That any representatives of that party
should still hold back ln the traces;
that he should pretend to occupy a dif
ferent position from that which his par
ty has taken, or assume to gloss over
Its positive declarations and acts with
the veneer of nis own mental reserva
tion, is the last extremity of political
cowardice. The Faint-Hearts at the
capital cannot expunge the record, but
they may do much to retard and defer
such a scheme of financial reform as
alone will take this issue out of politics
and place the currency of the nation
o' \he only basis approved by economic
science, national honor, business ex
perience and common sense.
A Mighty Commerce.
The whole country is surprised and
deeply interested ln the statement laid
before the senate committee on for
eign relations by Mr. J. J. Hill, reiat'ng
to the growth and present dimensions
of our Oriental trade. The eyes of the
people have been turned constantly in
the opposite direction; and our foreign
commerce has been measured by ship
ments to and fro across the Atlantic.
While we have had regard to this
alone, and have directed our legisla
tion with reference to it, the silent
forces of commerce and the far-sight
ed efforts of sagacious men have cre
ated, without outside asistance, a
business with the Orient which is al
ready of imposing magnitude. The
figures which are given in our special
diSDatch show that it is not tariffs
that make trade, but intelligent effort
to discover a demand and to supply it.
One of the most interesting features
of this showing ls the wide diversity
of product exported to China, Japan
and the other countries across the Pa
cific. These people are customers not
only for the wheat of the Pacific slope
and the nearer Northwest, and the
flour of Minnesota, but for the iron of
Pennsylvania and Alabama, the cot
tons of New England and the South,
and the manufactured articles of near
ly every state ln the Union. A market
which is difficult of access to the na
tions of Europe is put in direct com
munication with us by our transcon
tinental lines and the steamships that
piy in connection with them. That
market is capable of almost indefinite
expansion, and In it we may easily be
first. It is a tremendous field that is
open to American enterprise; and,
large as are the totals of the last
year's traffic, they represent but the
beginnings of a commerce whose
future it is not yet possible to foresee.
Nor Is there a discouraging reverse
to the picture, in an anticipated inter
ference with home industries. The
goods that are brought from Europe
are mostly those that come in competi
tion with interests already established
[ here; and the protective notion takes
the alarm, with, however, little rea
son. The imports from the far East
are largely composed of commodities
that we should purchase abroad in any
case. Tea and cheap mattings and
other products which must be supplied
from without play the most important
part. Even the ardent protectionist,
therefore, will find no occasion for
alarm in this new development of
trade; while for those of us who be
lieve that the greatest good of the
greatest number is consulted by the
freest interchange of products the out
look is unclouded. It is to the West
that we may look for the greatest com
mercial expansion of the future, and
the part that the transcontinental lines
of the northern portion of the United
States have played in opening the
country to settlement and cultivation
is soon to be lest sight of in their
larger role as carriers of the business
done by one hemisphere with another.
The lesson of it is the power of splen
did achievement that lies In American
enterprise and American perception of
commercial opportunities, and the
strength of this reliance as compared
with a weak dependence upon foster
ing legislation. Leave American indus
tries and those who direct them un
hampered, and the commercial supre
macy of the world cannot be diverted
from its destined seat.
Deficits and Bond Issues.
We are told that the quantity of gold
in the federal treasury is so great as
to become burdensome; something
around one hundred and sixty million
dollars. We are also advised by the
treasury statements that there Is a
deficit for this fiscal year in the re
ceipts of revenue of nearly $52,000,000.
Here is the same condition of deficien
cy of revenue that prevailed three
years ago, when President Cleveland
began issuing bonds with which to get
gold for the maintenance of the re
serve fund and to prevent suspension
of redemptions. The situation sharp
ly recalls the contention of the Repub
lican press at that time. It seems to
call for more attention than they are
now giving it; and, especially, for some
solution that squares with their argu
ment then. There is a gap of fifty mil
lions between income and outgo, one
that has steadily increased since the
passage of the revenue bill, enacted
in response to what the president de
clared in his inaugural to be the flrst
and most pressing duty of his restor
ed party. And the "endless chain"
rusts in idleness.
Until the elections indicated their re
storation, Republican papers and poli
ticians were tireless in asserting that
the only cause of the run on the treas
ury for gold was the lack of sufficient
income. Given adequate revenue and
there could be no run, for the redeem
ed notes would not be reissued, and
the material for a run would give out.
And the assertion that the president
was issuing bonds to maintain the re
serve was pure balderdash; he was
getting money to pay the ordinary ex
penses of the government. There was
a plausibility ln this contention that
Imposed upon the mass. Now we
see the same condition that was de
clared to be the cause of the working
of the endless chain, a shortage of in
come; but, coincident with it, a pleth
ora of gold In the treasury, and the
"chain" at a dead rest. If it was a
deficiency of income then that made
the chain carry its load of greenbacks
and treasury notes to the treasury
and its load of gold out, returning the
paper again and again, but the gold
never, why does it not work now ? Like
causes produce ever like effects.
The truth is, of course, that Repub
lican papers and spouters knew then,
as they know now, that it was not de
ficient revenues that caused the run.
They knew then that there had been
a run under Manning and one under
Foster, when there was a surplus of
THE ST. PAUf, GLOBE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 1898.
revenue. They were simply using their
customary implement to gain an end,
(reckless alike of truth or conse
quence. Now that the condition exists
that then existed, without the conse
quence they then declared inevitable,
they are silent, trusting to the pro
verbial shortness of memory to cover
their hypocrisy. There is an occa
sional sneer at the last administration
for its increase of the interest-bearing
debt, but they go no farther. Their
prudence is commendable, from their
side. They could hardly venture on an
explanation that did not convict them
of falsification. If it is the "restora
tion of confidence" that stopped the
"chain," why was not the lack of con
fidence then the sufficient cause of its
There is a double compensation ln
helping along a good cause and at the
same time getting one's moneys
worth in entertainment and Instruc
tion. There is a 200 per cent
dividend on such an investment. And j
that is what the teachers and patrons j
of the Franklin school offer. Their
library sorely needs replenishing. The
school board can neither do it nor help J
do it. The local school union under- I
takes it and asks assistance. It has I
engaged Mr. Seymour for a course of j
three lectures, to be given Friday,
Saturday and Monday evenings, in the
assembly hall of the high school. The
subjects of the lectures are Marie An
toinette, Philip 11. of Spain, and Fran
cisco Pizarro. Fifty cents covers the
cost of a ticket for the course. We I
need not enlarge on the attraction of !
the lectures. Mr. Seymour has estab
lished that. We may ask the co-oper
ation of our readers in this laudable
effort to the Franklin school to help Its
The Kentuckians, it seems, have
much yet to learn in the economical
handling of whisky. For Instance, last
year Scotland made 28,000,000 gallons
of whisky, consumed 30,000,000 gallons
of it, sent 30,000,000 gallons to Eng
land and another 30,000,000 gallons to
this country. The Scotch handle
figures or water very skillfully.
The Chicago cyclists must have
threatened to so it Adam style this
summer, as the park commissioners
have rrdered that all cyclists shall be
The return of Benjamin Harrison to
active political management in In
diana is but another way of saying
that the Hoosier Republicans are on
The experience Gf Sackville West and
De Lome should teach foreign minis
ters that Americans regard it their ex
clusive right to speak harshly of their
Thrusts ond Parries.
This is admirable, excepting that so far
as we know, neither Mr. Silver nor Mr.
Grable are elocutionists.— St. Paul Pioneer
Fully as admirable as your grammar.
Tho Dingley bill is proving a disappoint
ment to some of the Democrats.
To protectionist Democrats, yes; to the
others, no. A deficit of $52,C00,000 ln the
revenue is the fulfillment ot Democratic pre
dictions that you can't have your cake and
eat it. You can't have protection and reve
The following is a sample of English as it
is written ln St. Paul; it appears in The
Globe of that city: "In Olmsted county,
Minnesota, a horse ran away with and killed
a young man and his mother-in-law, which
three years ago had killed the young man's
father-in-law in the same manner." A con
temporary that complains that The Globe
offers no prize for the best solution of this
puzzle, does not seem to understand that lt
is not a puzzle, but Just the everyday, simple,
innocent St. Paul style of expression. — Wheel
The informed Intelligence of the Intelli
gencer, wo assume from its comment, makes
use of the relative pronoun "which" when
referring to mother-in-law. That may be
permissible ln Pennsylvania Dutch, but It
ls not consiidered respectful to those women
where good English prevails. They are not
NORTHWEST NEV/S AND VIEWS.
From the Albert Lea Standard.
Our Republican contemporaries have no
need of a joke department just now. Their
efforts to appear happy over the election of
Hanna are funnier than anything the wits
write. Every candid Republican knows that
the triumph of Hannaism will end ln tho
overthrow of Republicanism.
From the Valley City (N. D.) Alliance.
Down ln lowa they use the county jails
for corn cribs. It is different in North Da
kota, where they are used as pig pens.
From the Richland County (N. D.) Gazette.
Ingredients for a prosperity cordial: Vim,
grit, push, snap, energy, schools, morality,
harmony, cordiality and advertising.
From the Anoka Union.
There is coming a time when good mother
English can be used in transacting business
at the state capitol building instead of some
From the Targe* Argus.
The Forum heads an editorial: "Mr. Hill's
Coup." Maje, the chicken show has adjourned
to St. Paul.
It may with truth be said that "Two Lit
tle Vagrants," sojourning at the Grand this
week, Is a melodrama of considerable merit.
Its two opening scenes, constituting a neces
sary prologue, are somewhat unpromising, but
the succeeding acts show a marked Im
provement, in dialogue, action and climax
Mildred Holland and Edith Gassett, as the
"two little vagrants." deserve emphatic com
mendation for their picturesque and thor
oughly life-like portrayal of the waifs.
The melodrama Is equipped with some ef
fective stage setting. The scene representing
the locks on the river Seine is exceotionally
But three more performance* o_ "The
Geisha" will be given at the Metropolitan,
In this city, the engagement o_ this chant-Lug
operatic comedy clo-ln« with the perform: nca
tomorrow- night. This has proved to be one
of the most enjoyable cf any of the comic
operas seen here in years, and has be n
given the stamp of public approval, not only
on account of its entertaining qualities, as a
play, but also- through the merit of its lead
ing players, Mark Smith, Laura Millard
Linda Da Costa and Charles W. Swain. The
usual Saturday matinee will be given tomor
Sunday evening the new extravaganza,
"Miss Philadelphia." will begin an engage
ment of four nights and Wednesday matinee
at the Metropolitan opera house. It will be
presented in this city by the original com
pany, including Joe Cawthorn, Elvia Crox
Seabrooke. Jessie Vil'ars. Queenie Vassar
Charles Church, William H. W*st. O'.ga Lam
bert, Lillie Collins and a chorus of tlfiy
voices. The sale of seats is now open for
Thursday evening, Feb. 17. Madame S~>fia
Scalchl. the greatest living contralto, and a
company of operatic artist 3 will give one
grand concert at the Metropolitan opej-a
house. The sale of seats for this event opens
The quaint comedian. Tlm Murphy, will
appear at tho Metropolitan Thursday ard
Friday, Feb. 18 and 19. in a double comedy
bill, consisting of "Old lnnocenc:," and his
new pathetic comedy. "Sir Henry Hypno
The sale of seats for the engagement of
James J. Corbett ia the largest up to da,-.
of any attraction that has appeared at the ,
Grand opera house this season. Mr. Corbett
c/pon_ a week's stay Sunday night, appear
ing in the character of Ned Cornell, Iq
Charles T. Vincent's successful comedy
drama, "A Naval Cadet." which will be
placed upon the stage, with all the original
scenery, costumes, company and properties
as when flrst produced at the Academy of
Music, New York city.
AT THE HOTELS.
ASTORIA— T. C. Akin, Sioux Falls; P. "W.
Loring, Winona; E. O; Jasmer, Chicago; J.
G. Kirsel, Shakopee; G. H. Callaway, Chippe
wa Falls: J. B. Stone, Milbank; F. G. Kinney,
Birmingham, Ala.; N. Gelb, St. Cloud; C. E.
Krause, New London, Mm.; A. G. Anderson,
Rock Island, 111.; j. S;aples, Stillwater.
CLARENDON— Fred Baldwin and Son,
Jamestown; A. V. Rteke. Fairfax; D. H.
Mitchell and daughter. Duluth; J. 11. Frank
lin and wife, Duluth; WUliam Russell,
Stephen; F. E. Jomo-k, Chicago; G. Kuster
and wife, "Will-mar; D. F. McGrath, Barnes
ville; M. P. Philippi, Barnesville; F. W.
Smith, Chicago; W. H. Davis, La Cross?.
MERCHANTS'— M. L. Sandell, New York;
D. H. Freeman, St. Cloud; H. P. Stadl, Chica
go; C. E. Stephens, Iron wood; H. P. Davis,
Sioux Falls: John Pptter, White Sulphur
agency, Mont.; S. Jewet, Faribault; J. E. i
Greene. Fargo; S. M. Crawford, Indianapolis; !
C. D. Bell, Chicago; E. R. Van Buren, Chica
go; William Westerman, St. Cloud; O. Sut
ter. M. Brand, F. Bartlett, Westfield, Mass.;
J. Elda. Brainerd; R. L. Guerin, Chicago;
G. W. Phillips, Ncrthfield; J. C. Grlgg3, Wat
erbury, Vt.; F. A. Marshall, Chicago; F.
Lewis, Owatonna; H. E. Whitney, Faribault;
J. W. Johnson, Wilsonville. Mo.; E. J. Thorne,
Chicago; C. W. Taylor. Chicago; H. A. War
ner, St. Cloud; George P. Smith, Mason City;
H. C. Gaplerand, Osage. Io. : B. F. Flint,
Osage, Io.; O. G. Anderson. Minneota; J. D.
Anderson, Minneota; C. D. Andrews, Port
land, Or.; S. D. White, Erie, Pa.; Charles W.
METROPOLITAN-George Purvis. Cr^ks
ton; W. W. Macomfcer, Chicago; L. B. Wade,
New York; S. E. Little, Cincinnati; J. B.
frerrls, St. Louis; W. W. Dunn, Cartha-re, Mo.;
11. F. Ferries, Carthage; Morris Fink, Chicag >;
E. L. Vinol, New York; C. N. Sellus and wee.
St. Clc-ud; E. C. Whittier, Chicago: W. H.
Kent. Faribault; H. G. Buss. Winnipeg;
George L. Snow, Omaha; T. E. Thompson,
Toledo; J. A. Connolly, Tacoma; O. B. Nash,
F. B. Stone, Chicago.
RYAN— R. F. Stevens. Seattle, J. B. Cooley,
Chicago; G. N. Panncll. Chicago; Miss Pat
terson, Chicago; Mrs. McLellan, Chicago; R.
B. Oppenheim, Cincinnati; J. E. Dv Bois and
wife. Dv Bois, Pa.; W. S. Harvey, Philadel
phia; M. G. Norton, Winona; W. H. Laird,
Winona; C. H. Hamilton, New York; R. L.
McCormick, Hayward; J. C. Richard, Cin
cinnati; C. W. Wallers, New York; W. S.
Verity Jr., Chicago; P. E. Brady, Pittsburg;
William Orr, Duluth; Miss Orr, Duluth; Mrs.
William A. Parker, Kenilworth, 111.; J. M.
Kelly, U. S. A.; Howard Wagg, Chicago; G.
M. B. Hawley, D. A. Sayre, Newark, N. J.;
H. H. Wilbrenner, Chicago; F. L. Johnston,
New York; H. Goldberg, Milwaukee; W. B.
Helm, New York; A. B. Hammond, Missoula,
Mont.; Mrs. A. L. Parin, Chicago; C. George
Kragness, Chicago; J. J. Slevin, Shutherville:
J. A. Wells, St. Louis.
WINDSOR— B. I. Cass, Chicago; J. Kalesky
Cnicago; Sid Barteau, Zumbrota; J. W. Si
mons, Winona; George M. Brown. St. Cloud
-11. 11. Stringer and wife. Dubuque- Mai.'
G. B. Sears, U. S. A., Duluth; O. B. Pray ton
Eau Claire; S. P. Moore and wife, St. Louis'-
J. Barnett, Watertown, S. D. ; A. H. Copeland'
Chicago; G. N. Davies, Afton; Miss Davies'
Afton: E. W. Thompson, Staples; A. E. Mor
ris. Marlon, Io. ; W. S. Willoughby, La Crosse.
From the Anoka Union find. Rep.).
The mcst metropolitan dally In Minnesota
is Tho St. Paul Globe, typographically
speaking. A vast improvement is noted.
"The Boys" Will Stay.
From the Jackson Republic (Ind. Rep.).
Tho St. Paul Globe has again changed
hands, for which we are sorry, unless they
keep the old gang at work. They have mado
Tho Globe eagerly looked for, and it would
be too bad to let the boys out.
"Jcislier" "Will Continue to "Josh."
From the Lake City Republican (Rep.).
We aro anxious to know what will be
come of tho Globe's "josher." and hope
that he will be ablo to hold his job under
tho new regime.
It Does Bent Creation.
From the Rush City Post.
One of the anomalies of American politics
Is that so many first-class voters allow them
selves to be herded like sheep by a lot of
NOWATA. Kas., Feb. 10.-Jchn Wilson,
while trying to arrest a man named Dwyer
was shot. The marshal, in turn, shot Dwyer'
Both are dead.
Bonham, Tex.. Feb. 10.— In an attempt to
arrest William Green and Bob Hunter out
laws, today, both men were killed and
Offleors Torn Milstead and (.harles Bridges
were so badly Injured that they will likely
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 10.— Charles Brown a 17
--year-old boy. shot and killed Clint Suttles
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 10.— Roderiguez C.
Lauzun, a somewhat dissolute Frenchman,
about 25 years of age, was found murdered
Currency Plan Indorsed.
BOSTON. Mass., Fob. 10.-A public meet
ing was held today to receive the reports of
the delegate of the chamber of commerce to
the Indianapolis monetary convention.
President Robinson presided and 11. W.
Pea.body. the delegate to Indianapolis, pre
sented a report of the doings at Indianapolis.
The report was accepted and filed and reso
lutions were passed "that the Boston cham
ber of commerce heartily indorses the plan
as proposed by the Indianapolis monetary
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 10.— In the house of
commons tonight Sir Louis Davies, in dc- \
fending the government against the charges j
of having made an extravagant deal with Con- j
tractors MacKen_ie & Maun for the cwistruc- j
tion of the Yukon railroad, stated that the j
Rothschilds had first been asked to tender
for tho work, but they had declined to do so. j
Irlsli Amendment Beaten.
LONDON. Feb. 10.— In the house of com- :
mens today, Michael Davitt's amendment to |
the address in reply to the speech from the
throne, calling attention to the distress of j
Ireland, was rejected by 235 to 153 votes.
CLEVELAND. 0.. Feb. 10.— John D. Rock- j
efeiier and Patrick Calhoun have jointly ;
made another gift of real estate to the city, !
to bo used a3 an addition to the park sys- ;
tern. The property is valued at J50.G00.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 10.— The flrst I
of a series of skating contests between Jo- •
seph Donoghue. the Canadian champion, and
Wm. Letts, of New Jersey, was skated to
night at the ice palace. The distance was
one mile and Donoghue won ln 3 minutes
OMAHA, Feb. 10.— The standing commit
tee of the diocese of Nebraska refused to
give consent to the consecration of Rev.
Wm. M. Brown as coadjutor of the diocese
M-rrled to a Count.
NEW YORK. Feb. 10.— Miss Antoin^ttc-
Woerschoffcr, a granddaughter of Oswald Ot
tendoerfcr, was married today to Count Carlo
yon Silern, of Austria.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.— Mr. Gallia, of
Paris, who is [Washington as a represen
! tfijlve cf tan leading French papers in the
J interest of French manufacturers, called to- j
day on Assistant Secretary of Sta-e Gridter in !
reference to the exposition in Paris. He goes
west to San Francisco, taking in principal
cities en route.,,
DENVER, Colj, Feb.! 10.— An application for
a receiver for tbe Rocky Mountain Oil com
pany was made- in the federal court today.
Still in Jail.
COVINGTON, Ky.,'«Feb. 10.— Seven mem
bers of the Covington council s. ill remain in
lail at Independence .'^or contempt of Judge
Tarvin's court. Jn refusing to obey his order
to Improve the (fourt joom and provide better
protection to the court records.
Investigation About Over.
COLUMBUS, 0.. Feb. 10.— The senate com
mlcteo investigating the charges of alleged
bribery ln the recent senatorial contest, lt
i 3 said, will close the investigation soon.
Rate War Continues.
MONTREAL, Feb. 10.— The rate war be
tween the Grand Trunk and tbe Canadian
Pacific continues. The Grand Trunk officials
say that their action in returning to the old
rates waa a move to strengthen, their hand.
COL. CUPID'S EICH CLAIM
HE MIXES IP IN THE ALASKA
Two of His Personal Representa
tives From Buffalo Going: West
Incognito — Members of the
French Nobility Among; the Klon
dike Passengers Leaving St. Paul.
This Klondike movement is not with
out its touches of romance. In the
union depot yesterday, when Northern j
Pacific sleeper 492 came into the long
train shed attached to the Milwaukee
train, an unusually bright-looking lot
of people, after eating; 'breakfast cooked
by their own man on the train, alighted
from the car and walked about the
place to get a breath of fresh air, even
if it was damp and disagreeable. On |
the surface the fact was not apparent
that, in a jolly big party of Buffalo
nians like that bound for the Klon
dike, there was a secret so carefully
kept that non* but the two people in
terested knew anything about it, they
and one other member of the party.
When the Buffalo party was made up
by the leader, James L. McCulloch, the
names of Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Baird
were given him by Mr. Baird, and were
added to the list. Mr. Baird explained
that, although he and his wife would
go through to Alaska, they would not
purchase their steamer tickets until
Seattle was reached.
Mr. and Mrs. Baird joined the party
at starting, but did not fraternize with
the others, and had nothing to add to
the general conversation or intercourse
during tlie trip to St. Paul.
Mr. Baird was liberal with his money,
and cheerfully paid his share of what
ever was expended during the journey,
but both he and his companion grace
fully, yet firmly, resisted all efforts to
find out anything about them.
At Chicago, when the newspaper men
asked for a list of names, theirs were
given as Mr. and Mrs. Baird. The same
yesterday in St. Paul.
But it seems a colored porter in Buf
falo was a friend of the colored porter
who was attached to the car, and knew
Thomas A. Van Buren very well by
reputation. Air. Van Buren is the se
nior member of an insurance firm in
Buffalo, and is supposed to have been
married just before the party started
to Miss Amy Remsen, an exceedingly
pretty girl then living with her parents
at Cazenovia in the same state.
The porter on the car, long after Xew
York state had been left behind, con
fided this information to Mrs. Marie
Mix. the chaperon of the party, and the
latter woman "being experienced and
discreet and thoughtful, had told no
other members of the party. Mrs.
Mix will allow the young couple to fin
ish the trip before letting the other
members of the party into it.
Mr. Baird or Mr. Van Buren did tell
one of the party that he was a "barber
in Buffalo, but, if any of them knew
him or of him, they said nothing about
it. The couple will probably journey as
far as Seattle incognito.
When the Wisconsin Central train
from Chicago pulled into the union de
pot train shed yesterday afternoon
shortly after 4 o'clock, two people left
the train and were shown, without de
lay, to the first-class sleener on the
Northern Pacific train, where the state
room and two sections had been re
served for them.
They were the Duke and Duchess of
Duval, hailing from Paris, and a few
weeks ago left there and came to this
country to investigate this Klondike
boom, about which they had heard
even across the waters.
The duke, who is a big, distinguished
looking man, has purchased, through
representatives on the ground, several
claims near Dawson City, on the Pelly
river, -and says he means to get there
to see them for himself.
His wife, a beautiful and somewhat
younger woman, smiled and said she
believed they would really go only as
far as Juneau and allow the agent to
come to them and report. The duke,
she said, had, upon the advice of his
American agent in Boston, purchased
some claims at the beginning nf the
Klondike fever, and was anxious to
know something about them.
The titled couple were accompanied
by a maid and valet, and were shown
every courtesy hy the railroad people.
They spent just twenty minutes in
St. Paul, and are not sure when they
NEW BOATS ARE EN ROUTE.
Klondike Rush Will Be Handled
Better 'Mian Was Expected.
It may be stated now on the author
ity of some of the railroad men, who
have been giving the matter considera
ble thought, that there is no longer
need for concern lest people who are
bound to go to the Klondike ar.d rush
as fast as possible to the various North
Pacific points may not be able to se
cure adequate steamship accommoda
tions for Alaska points.
The G1 o li c yesterday published a
list of the steamers which are at this
time plying between Portland, Seattle,
Tacoma and Victoria for the gold coun
try towns, and it is admitted by the
railroad men that the sum total of their
capacity is wholly Insufficient to meet
the needs of the crowds of people who
are expected at the coast during the
next few months.
Some Eastern people have come to
the rescue, and will put into service,
not later than the end of this month,
several large boats, which will alone
more than double the rapacity of the
present fleet. For example, the Mor
gan City, a vessel with a capacity for
750 passengers and 2,_00 tons of freight,
has been sailing for a month from New
York, and in two weeks more will be
in Seattle. Siie is owned and buiit by
the Joseph Dadue Gold Mining and De
velopment company. In addition, there
is the City of Columbia. 292 feet lons,
with a capacity of 300 passengers,
which has l«-ft New York; the Ohio,
which recently cleared from Philadel
phia, a vessel with as large a capacity
MME. DEEYFUS REFUSES
SHE WILL GIVE! NO MOKE TESTI
MOM IM KOLA'S CASE
Serious IIIneKS Alleged as tlie R<-a
non for tlie Determination An
other Day Spent in an Effort lo
Bring; Out at Leant a Few Per
PARIS, Feb. 10.— Mme. Dreyfus is so
seriously ill owing to worry, that she
is unable to appear on the witness
stand in the Zola trial, and. in any
case, she refuses to furnish any fur
The excitement heightens daily over
the outcome of the unequal conflict be
tween two angry parties, one anxious
that the Chose Juge, whether legal or
not, shall remain intact, and the other
that law and justice should b? respect
ed even at the expense of the Chose
The latter party is a very small
minority in a strange and pathetic pre
dicament, for while, unless it can prove
injustice in the Dreyfus and E:te. h_zy
cases, M. Zola must be condemned, the
court will not allow him the means to
prove the irjustice.
M. Laborie, therefore, is fighting to
impress the jury with the unfairness
of the whole proceedings, looking to
the attitude of the general public on
the case. However, it is evident that
he has a difficult task before him.
Compared with the wild tumult of
the previous days, today's proceeding?
were calm, even tc dullness. The chief
interest centered in Gen. Pellieux's
as either of the others named. These
boats are ocean liners, and will make
the river boats now on the sound look
like pigmies. Their steerage capacity
is enormous, and, with half a dozen
boats like them, making much faster
time than do the boats now on the
sailing lists, the passenger men of the
transcontinental lines see no need to
fear, even if the rush to the West is up
to the most extravagant estimate yet
With the feeling that accommoda
tions can be secured, the prospective
traveler will be surrr to start, and the
presence of the big boats on the sound
will have much to do with the increase
in the business through Chicago, St.
Paul and Minneapolis to the North Pa
OFF AT BUFFALO.
They'll Ke Landed There "When They
Return From the Gold Fields.
The biggest party of Klondikers
which has set foot in St. Paul came
in yesterday morning in a Northern
Pacific sleer>er over the Milwaukee
road from Buffalo, N. Y.
Comprising nearly sixty persons, it
is headed by James L. McCulloch, a
Scotchman, who hails from the Pa
cific coast, but who has soent consid
erable time in Alaska, where h<=- has
some holdings. The party is made up
of four or five small ones, but all I
hands will pool Issues, and under the
leadership cf Mr. McCulloch, will re
main together until Indian river some
thirty miles this side of Dawson City,
is reached. Then they will go their
own ways in search of what has led
them to leave their homes at the other
end of the big lakes.
Many of the male members of the
party— for there are half a dozen
women— are practical workers, and
their clean, orderly looking car is' filled
with the atmosphere of gentility.
Their stores are systematically ar
ranged at the buffet end of their
coach, and they mean to live comfort
ably at least, until they reach the
They have .heir own cook and do
their own cooking.
One of the party, is the brother of
the new mayor of Buffalo.
A second young man with consider
able means has taken twenty-five
dogs, and ships them ln a baggage car
together with the party's outfit. They
share with him tho expense of both
the car and will later rent his dogs
from him on the way over the hard
One member of the party is Mrs.
Marie Mix, a determined little woman,
a trained nurse, who has a big medi
cine chest of remedies "in the dry," as
she calls lt, which she hopes to get
landed in Dawson City in thirty days
from the time she sails from Seattle.
She has paid the expenses of an at
tendant, a stout lad named Charles
Purdy, who, in return bargains to
carry her stuff over the trail. Sho
chaperones the five young women of
the party, the Misses Petowski, Mc-
Donald, Miller, Bayard and Sterling,
each of whom has a male relative in
Mrs. Mix has spent some time in
Dakota, and will tend the sick, and
in other ways add to her store of
wealth by cooking and the like. Al
though when the start was made
many of the members did not know
the others, it is like a big family with
everybody congenial. As stated here
tofore, most of the party will start out
from Indian river, where Mr. Mc-
Culloch will guide his own party to
his claims. The full list is as follows:
James L. McCulloch, James Marsh
all, Albert Diehl, John Markham, Ed
ward Crawford, X. C. Box, itudolph
Kronenberg. Isador Moses, Japphet
Fuller, F. M. Jones, Janus Setter, A.
F. Bennett, A. E. McLean, Charles
Spaulding. John Hinson, C. 11. Hlg
gins, M. Petowski, J. T.alianowskev,
Dr. A. J. Courtney, IT. C. Rings, F. B.
Kurts, William Bristol, J. Bachane,
Frank Wild, Frederick Kane, Edward
Ilazleton, Julius Bremner, Herman
Nettelbeck, 11. S. Chester, Heinrich
Hoffla, John __awler, W. Wilkes; Jo
seph Weil, Jenke Cain, Joseph Kuhne,
and John Purdy, the Misses Bayard,
McDonald. Sterling, Miller and Peto
wski, all of Buffalo, and Hilman "Hills
and Thomas Richmond, of Syracuse.
The party will sail on the Seattle.
GERMAN CAVALRY BOOTS
Attracted Attention to n Klondike
Party of Eight.
Eight Strange looking men, hailing
from Charleston, W. Va., and
headed by a man whom th<-y called
Dr. Flecklnger, started out of here on
the Northern Pacific tourist car. They
are Bulgarians and went South some
years ago to start a colony, but It was
•">' a su< -•.-•, and they are now de
termined to try their lurk in Alaska.
They are swarthy, good-looking
men, most of them, and apparently are
prepared to stand any reasonable
amount of hardship. They will sail
from Victoria for Dawson City. Tlie
party Includes Dr. Joseph Fleckinger,
Edwardo Brunini, Christ Brunini,
John Gaspari, William Kanneider]
John Nolle and William Winner.
They wore the high top boots of the
<:. rman cavalry officer, ami attn
considerable attention, owing to their
unusual appearance and queer lookii c;
THREE RAI BS ARE BANDED
In One Party Which Went \l:ikl..i
-nh rd Yesterday.
The Northwestern road brought to
St. Paul yesterday as odd a party as
has passed through here to start
tin- gold li.-lds.
In it were an Englishman, a German
and a Scandinavian.
The Englishman was spokesman lor
the party, if he may be called such, for
he refused to say anything about the
plans of the party, and explained that*
they did not care to have their names
printed, or their destination given.
"We have asked the railroad folks
to say nothing at all about us," he ex
They wire equipped with traveling
blankets, and hat boxes and ch>thes
boxes galore, and presented an odd
enough sight. They went out over the
statement. He spoke for twenty min
utc-s ar.d wits listened to in silence un
til he referred to the forgeries, when
the audience indulged in tumultuous
conflicting comments. His statements
produced a profound impression, which,
however, was partially destroyed by
M. Laborie's and M. Clemeneeau's sub
Thp feature of the day's proceedings
whs the pertinency with which M. La
borie forced to the witness bar promi
nent nv.-n with a view of convincing
th? jury of" tbe existence of a secret
document. Ail retired after saying
nothing, thi.- judge refusing them per
niiri.-ion to touch the Dreyfus case. The
procession became m'rthful, but M. La
borie pained his point. Il is impossible
not lo be convinced that Dreyfus was
c nvit-t'd on a scent dxum nt.
There were some demonstrations on
the streets tonight, but nothing serious
occurred. Artfr each day's proceedings
a report of the case is telegraphed to
The examination of M. Tarieux, the
former minis ier of justice. was com
pleted when the court met this morn
When Commandant Fornsiettl was
called, M. de Legorue, presiding judge,
refused to allow him to be questioned.
Maj. Paty dv Clam was called and
refused to reply to questions put to
him relative to Mme. de Comminges.
The major also refused to reply to
other questions, on the ground of "pro
Gen. Pellieux, who was appointed to
investigate th« Dreyfus affair, and
upen whose report Maj. Esterhazy was
court-martialed, was examined. He
proceeded to relate the story of the
Esterhazy inquiry, and said that Mat
thieu Dreyfus and M. Scheurer-Kest-
Northern Pacific and inquiry at the
railroad office showed that they had
not secured steamship accommoda
ARE OFF FOR DYEA.
Big Party ot St. Paul People t«
Start West Tomorrow.
The Johnson party consisting of a
number of St. Paul firemen arid their
friends will leave tomorrow afternoon
via the Northern I'acific in a special
tourist car. In the party are J. G
Johnson, of the Salvage corps; Peter
McStay, John Humble, Joseph Bernier,
Sam Blackmore, George W. Wright!
John Kronschnabel, M. J. Swanson
ar.d Ole Ekdahl. They are all St. Paul
boys and a large number of their
friends and relatives will give them a
The party will go to Dyea and their
future actions will depend somewhat
upon what they find when they reach
Theodore Hurley, of St. Paul, joined
the party yesterday and will
VANCOUVER, B. f\, Feb. 10.— The steamer
Tess left for tho north tonight. She carried
100 passengers and -ul sacks of bacon, being
part of the provisions sent by tho l
•UL.V-- a. and which was allowed to go through
Canadian territory duty free.
GOLD NOTES WITH INTEREST.
Iko Williams, Frank Ojier and William
Davis, of Dowagiac, Mich., came to town yes
terday morning and left on the Northern Pa
cific train for tho coast. They will sail for
Vaides and will prospect for gold in the Cop
per river country.
Four Frenchmen, three ef them from Mor
ris aud tho fourth from West St. Paul will
take passage Monday via the Northern Paclflo
for Alaska, They aro Xsivler £
James Parce and Ernest E. Hall, of Morris
and Xarcls.e. the son of Xavier, who Uvea
across the river. They will take a fairly big
outfit, aud will mako for Cook's Inli t on tha
St_. Paul furnished a quartette of de
ants of tho Northern rac< .- __, tho
contingent which left here for the Pacific
slope- J. T. Thoruquist. O. Holms, Georga
iKinaldson and Elmer Olson. Thoruquist was
employed by Field. Schlick & Co. while his
pals aro carpenters and railroad
large number of their friends went to iho de*
pot to bid them good luck and good-bye.
T -'!' went out in tho Northern Pacific tourist
Xew Jersey was represented yes erday in tha
volume of traffic en routo for the Klondlko
by William Eker, Henry Pearce, Gottfried
Gustafsou and Frank Mirtzwioko, all of them
practical machinists and pattern makers.
Thoy aro starting off with tho intention of
digging for gold themselves, but, failing to
find it ln sufficient quantities, th^y are hope
ful that their practical knowledge may bo
Kit to profit. They camo via the Bnlthnoro
& Ohio and Wisconsin Central, and left on tho
"Bob" Campbell, of this city, left yester
day mr Winnipeg, where ho wil! join his part-
n _ M _-, and _ t° gether they will organize a party
or Klondikers, composed of St. Paul and Win
nipeg men. who will go to tho Xorthwest
and work in claims which Mr. ( '.ir.ipbcll has
there. rhese chums aro near Dawson and
the party will consist of about twenty men
who will tako passage over tho Xorthcru Pa
AVlth revolvers nnd dangerous looking bowio
knives in theii belts. I. Williams _.\ Oyler
and W. Davis, of Dowagiac, Mich., were pas
sengers yesterday en route for the Copper
river country in Alaska.
1). Frlsendahl. of 530 Twenty-second av.-nuo
south. Minneapolis, who has been a resident ot
the city for a numb) r of years, pai si ■ ! through
the gates at tho depot yesterday, accompanied
by C. F. Peterson, of Rush City, Minn., en
routo for Alaska. They ur,- destined to Daw
son City, and intend to sail on the Pak Shan
frcm Seattle Feb. 13.
Alone, hut wjt'a plenty of courage, file Matt
son, of 2933 Second street north, bade goo
bye to his Minneapolis friends 1 md
boarded the train for Seattle, wh nee be hopes
tM get passage to Alaska.
The far-away Btate of New J rscy furnished
;■. party of three to the rush to Alaska yesti
day, In the pj-rsons of 11. Pearce, .1. Gusl I
William Acker, all of Newark. They had par
tial outfits. Including dogs, and are bound for
Dyea, where th y hope to go over th" :
St. Paul furnished another crowd of pas
sengers en the Klondlko cai Jay.
Among them were j. t. t Gust
Donaldson, O. Holm and Elmer Olson, who ■
have been engaged in various occupations in
St. Paul for a number of years. They will
go to Dyea. wbere they will paveru _er
their further 1:1 .
The Klondike fever haa reached Niagara
Fails, X. V . and I'r;. nk Cain and John
Markan, who became in •! through
the city yesterday to the country where the
ailment is said to ho cured. They will go I >
the Stewart river country In search of gold.
In a broad-brimmed hat, a black sweater,
and a wide russet belt, from which conspic
uously hunK a big revolver, D. Schwap, of
Buffalo, X. V., was lazily reclining upon tho
cushions of a sleeper on an overland train
yesterday. He goe. as ;; r corre
spondent, and incidentally ti pick up nu
The Kasawka Prospecting ci mpany, ••very
member of which was aboard a transconti
nental train yesterday, destined to th" f;tr
away gold region, is composed of citizens of
Charleston, w. Va. The members were Dr.
Joseph Flecklnger. Edward Brurln, ('!>
Brurln, John Gasparia, William Wlmer, John
Nolle. Herm Braggi n. William Karri Iden.
They will go to Victoria, hut have net de
cided by which route they will reach 4 the In
terior of Vlaska. They have all had experi
ence in the coal mines of the East, which
they hope to be of value to them in mining
Joseph Weilhaman and William S. Wllki s,
hailing from Albion. New Orleans county,
Xew York. viewed Minneapolis from tho car
windows yesterday, being passengers on tho
overland lor Alaska. They v.- i ! 1 go to Dyea,
thence over the pass. Tiny go as an ad
vance guard, with instruction to report tho
e:;act Stat, of affairs in the New Eldorado.
If their reports are favorable, a party of forty
p< ople will follow iie ■■.'..
I. .it. advices show the conditions of the
trails to be slightly Improved. Travel over
the Dy. a an.! Skaguay 'r.t;ls has kept them
broken up to a certain extent. But littlo
has been done on tiie Skaguay wagon road,
and but ...ne tramway is completed to Dyea.
What travel there now is over the White
pass is up the Skaguay river, and not ov. r
the old trail used last year. The old Chil
koot trail is being used from Dyea. but no
one on either trail is trying to get beyond
Taggish lake at present.
X. St. I'i. ire wiil cave for Alaska next
v. ' k with his brother and two Morris men.
Three Minneapolitane started yesterday to
seek their "ortuna in Alaska. Charles Erickson,
of 153. Sixth Btreet northeast, has been at
Seattle for about six months, making arrange
ments tor his party, which numbers thi
m all. The other two left yesterday. They
are Ole Johnson, also of 1531 Sixth street
northeast, and Peter Peterson, of 3700 Twenty
ty-flfth street south. The trio expect to sail
from Seattle about Feb. 23, and will outfit
The Klondike party of Xew York Germans
is expected here today. They have had
trouble adjusting their loss with the Wabash
ner both admitted that they could not
prove the charges against Maj. Ester
Gen. Pellieux was about to refer to th»
Dreyfus case when the presiding judge
interposed his usual veto.
M. Dupuy. the former premier, was
then called, and M. Laborie began to
question him regarding the case of
Dreyfus, which the presiding Judg
toed, whereupon M. Laborie announc
ed that he would throw up the exam
ination of M. Dupuy and other former
ministers, as the rulings of the pre
siding judge made it fruitless.
M. Thevenet, a former minister of
justice, who wa3 next examined, ex
pressed satisfaction at the acquittal of
Maj. Esterhazy, which he said proved
there were no traitors in the French
army, but he "boldly insisted that
complete light had not been cast upon
this grave afTair, which, he added, in
terested the whole of Europe.
M. Salle, a lawyer, followed M*. The
venet on the witness stand. Th pre
siding Judge refused to allow questions
to be put to him concerning the Drey
fus case, and a heated discussion be
tween the judge and M. Laborie ensued.
The latter asked for a short adjourn
ment in order to draw up a formal ap
plication that these questions be al
When the hearing was resumed, M.
Laborie asked that formal notice be
taken of the fact that M. Salle, on the
witness stand, "has not denied that he
was aware, through a member of the
court martial, that a secret document
was submitted to the court martial."
The court refused the application, but
by this expedient of reading a ques
tion in tbe form of an application coun
sel pra -tit-ally obtained what he want
ed. Th« court then adjourned.