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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1898 Published Daily. Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Foor«b r.nd Minnesota Streets, St Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. I i 6 j 12~ mo I mos I moa Uaiiy 40c $2.25 |4.00 Daily and Sunday... .60c 2.76 6.00 Sunday J*s9 Weekly 1.00 Knt crcd~aT Posto ffice at St. Paul. Minn., as Second-class Matter. Address ail communications and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St Pnul._Mlnnesota. Anonymous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscripts wHI not be returned un- Ipse accompanied by postage. HRANXII OFFICES: Mlniienpnlia C 5 South Fourth St. IVeiv York 10 Spruce St. ■\Vnml»iii»cton Corcoran Building Cliii-iiKo. .Room GO9. Xo. 87 Washington St. J3 Orders Tcr ~t nondelivery of THE ST. PAIL GLOBE, cither residence or place of business, may be made by postal card or through telephone. Any Irregularity in de livery Ehculd ht> IMMEDIATELY reported to thp nfTlcp of publication. TELEPHONES: GLOHE Pnhlication Office 1065 Fditorial Rooms 78 Minneapolis Branch, Mpls 947 TODAY'S WEATHER. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. — Forecast for !W€dn< sday: Minr.o-ota— Partly cloudy weath er; colder; northwesterly winds. tisln Partly cloudy weather; colder [Wednesday night; light westerly winds. tCorth Dakota— Generally fair; colder in ] northwesterly winds. S..uih Dakota -Fair; colder: northerly winds. Montana— Generally fair; variable winds. GENERAL Oi:s;:KYATIOXS. United Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Washington, Feb. 22, 6:48 p. m. 1... sal Time, S p. in. 75th Meridian Tim.. Observations taken ;:t the same mo ment of time at all .stations. TEMPERATURES. ;•!;■<'■. Tern! St. Paul 26 Minnedosa 12 Duluth 2J Winnipeg 1G Huron :a ■ Bismarck VI Buffalo 30-30 Williston 8 Boston 38-40 Havre 20 Cheyenne 30-40 Helena 32 Chicago 20-28 Edmonton G Cincinnati 2S-30 Battleford —2 Cleveland 28-28 Prince Albert 4 Montreal 24-24 Calgary 4 New Orleans 54-60 Medicine Hat 4 New York 36-40 Swift Current " Pittsburg 26-28 Qu'Appelle 2 — Below « DAILY MEAXS. Barometer, 30.04; mean temperature, 18; relative humidity, 78; wind at 8 p. m., west; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature, 29; minimum temperature, 8; daily range, 21! amount of precipitation in last twenty-four hours, 0. Kote— Barometer corected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. "Easy Come, Easy Go." New York is wakening to a realiza tion of the effects of indirect taxation. Comptroller Roberts, alarmed at the hi propriation Mil? pouring into the leg islature, submits a report demanding '■■"■' y, and supports his demand with a startling array of figures show- Ing tho immense strid< s In expenditure since the state embarked extensively on the policy of deriving its revenue by Indirect methods. It but adds an other demonstration to the accumula tion of evidence of the vicious tenden cies of this manner of obtaining public revenue. We per it in the nation and in every state where it has been re sorted to. It did not need the proof of actual experiment to show what the effect would be. That could be shown by a prior reasoning, based upon the inherent disposition of men; for states are but aggregations of men, sharing with the integers their frailties. "Easy come, easy go," is the proverb that em bodies the wisdom of men, gathered from experience. To the state as well as the individual there comes the temptation to spend improvidently that which comes easily. There is no check upon foolish spending like responsibil ity to some one; and indirect taking abolishes the healthful sense of re sponsibility to those who supply the funds which the direct system carries. Direct taxation has its irritations. Payers scan the acts that make de mands upon their purses, to be liquid dated by direct payment and vouched for by a tax receipt. Indirect taxation provides the money without the irrita tion. But it comes from the same source, the pocket of the taxpayer. So the legislator hankers after easy methods of revenue getting, and the thoughtless taxpayer applauds, think lng; his purse will be relieved. New York yielded to the seductive talk about releasing the real and personal property in the state of a portion of its annual tax burden, and, in 18S0, Initiated the policy by enacting the corporation tax, promised to super ;: de in a few years ail other taxation By 1890 there had been added the In heritance tax law, the corporation or ganization tax law and, since then, the Raines liquor-dealers tax law. The latter was especially commended as one that was sure to provide, with the others, the entire state revenue. In 1879, before this policy was inaugurated, the state levy was $7,690,416; last year it i\;>s $11,751,837, and besides, the indi rect taxes brought in $8,708,524, mak ing an aggregate of $20,460,362. In eigh tt-en years the expenditures on state account had nearly trebled. The direct taxation had increased 50 per cent not withstanding the addition to the rev enue from indirect taxation of a sum exceeding the entire levy in 1879. We need not go to New York to find n demonstration. Those who recall the arguments for the gross earnings tax will remember the prediction made that it wouid. in a few years, relieve the taxpayers of all burdens on state ac count. And we have seen this revenue rise until it amounted in 1896 to more than twice the amount levied in 1873 for state taxes, while the state levy tor the former year- exceeded the income from gross earnings. The only effect of an increased supply of money from a source other than the pockets of the taxpayer has been to stimulate the de sire of legislators to spend it. A mil lion dollars a year comes from sources to which legislators owe no responsibil ity, and they spend it as all average men spend money coming to them iii like manner. In congress we have seen the same effects from the same cause. The deficits in revenue are due, not to income, but to outgo; not so much to dwindling revenues, as to swelling expenditures, induced by the absence of all sense of accountability and responsibility to those who furnish the money, ignorant that they pay it. Such effects are in evitable wherever their cause exists. Hard on the Yellow Journals. Tho announcement made by Capt. Sampson, of the policy to be pursued by the board of inquiry in giving out news of its Investigation at Ha vana, lays down the only prop er and dignified course. It will be hard, though, on the "yellow journals" East and West, because it brands before their birth the offspring of their fancy as illegitimate. The de struction of the Maine has been a rare opportunity for freak journalism. The few papers in Nr-w York city that live upon sensationalism, and sell their stuff in other parts of the country, have had their fake factory running night and day ever since. There has not been a morning in which the Associated Press report did not contain every item of actual news, not only fact but prob ability. There has not been a morning when these rank newspapers and these "special services" did not send out columns of conjecture and rumor, all of which proved to be mere fabrication. The public and the naval officers car ed nothing about this as long as it did not touch official relations. It was merely a more disgraceful form of jin goism, because adopted for pelf. With the convening of the board of inquiry, however, it became necessary to take steps to discredit the wild in ventions that were certain to be sent out as a correct account of its daily work and proceedings. These would be calculated to inflame the public mind, to obscure the facts and to render sober judgment impossible. We might be hurried to the very verge of war by bogus discoveries in the harbor of Ha vana. Therefore, Capt. Sampson has taken a proper precaution. He has an nounced to the Associated Press cor respondent that the only accurate and official news will be given to the public through that medium. The testimony that is given and the facts that are es tablished will not be published or known until the inquiry has been finished, and then they will be given to the Associated Press. Going further than this, Capt. Sampson says: "You may say that this rule is absolute. Due care will be taken for the rigid enforcement of it, and all stories purporting to come from the court should be set down as false. I shall give to the Associated Press such routine news of the proceedings as is proper." This is a trifle hard on the yellow newspapers and on the fake specials. The public is warned in advance that not cne word of the sensations, which they have already in their desks, pre pared to spring each morning in regu lar order, is to be believed. This will not prevent them, of course, from is suing their usual broadsides, but it will make it the reader's own fault if he is fooled. A decent regard for fact is saved by this action of Capt. Sampson. The investigation will not be made through the newspapers, but through the proper board, which will weigh the facts and reach its conclusions unin fluenced by agitation and outcry. Those facts and that conclusion will then be given to the public through the Asso ciated Press and the newspapers that it serves. Readers will take notice that scare headlines and pretended dis closures of what is going on at Havana will prove nothing except that the user has gone out of the newspaper business, and decided to advertise itself as a will ful purveyor of falsehood. Do They Know of What They Talk? Our ministers are rivaling Billy Ma son and Bill Chandler and the other non-combatants in their ferocity. One Hirst, a Chicago Methodist preacher of the gospel of peace on earth and good will to men, told his congregation Sunday that "the Spaniards and the cruel Turks should be wiped off the face of the earth." One near er home told his audience, with accompaniment of fiercely flashing eyes and clenched fists lifted on high, that he believed "the Spanish sunk the Manic," and. if war must come, "then let Uncle Sam throw the weight of his limitless strength against the blood-bespattered, inhuman, debil itated nation," and so on. Passing the obvious comment of the strangeness of such ferocious expressions from such men in such places, one wonders if these men know what war is. Do they know what it is of which they talk so glibly and so recklessly? Were they ever in a battle, possessed by the demoniac passions it stirs? Did they ever serve on the grim detail sent out after the slaughter to dig the long trench and gather the dead for burial and feel, until feeling became casehar dened by usage, the shock of horror as they lifted the shell-torn forms and car ried them to the trench? Did they ever go into the improvised field hospital after the battle and see the surgeons busy with knife and saw, operating on the mangled forms lying upon the rude operating tables, happily unconscious, under anaesthetics, of their agony? Did they ever throw open the rear flaps of these hospital tents and feel their flesh creep with a new sense of the horrible as their eyes fell upon the gruesome pile of dissevered legs and arms, the harvest of surgeons' labor? And, if they have not, is it to such scenes and experiences as these that they would invite their fellow beings? They want war and they want its consequences. Did they ever go through an invalid hospital of an army in the field and see the victims of disease, al ways far outnumbering those of the sword and bullet, and realize what sickness and death meant under such surroundings? Were any of these truc ulent disciples of the peace-teaching THE ST. PAUL GLOBE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1898, Jesus ever an inmate of such a hospi tal, with its heartless nurses and indif ferent physicians, and feel the awful yearning- for the soothing hand of mother, sister or wife? Do they not know that he who advises war, except under the direct need for defense of land or preservation of its honor, coun sels the commission of wholesale mur der? Do they not know that "war Is hell?" It has been demonstrated that, if a man had strength in his legs propor tionate to that of a grasshopper, he could jump over the state capitol. If, however, his brain were no larger than that of a grasshopper, he might have trouble to get into the state capitol. The recent trouble over the Maine brings out the fact that in the state department John Sherman draws most of the salary and William R. Day docs most of the work. Like Hannis Taylor, Gen. Lew Wal lace talks too much. An old soldier has challenged the author of "Ben llur" to a duel for remarks made about Lincoln in a speech. The queen of Spain announces that she is sorry over the wreck of the Maine. Perhaps she is sorry the ex plosion didn't kill all the battleship's crew. A book is being published in Chi cago, entitled the "Book of Wealth," which will sell for $2,500 a copy. Its circulation will at least be limited. The announcement by Michael that he is going to quit the bicycle and be come a jockey is a signal for a "horse laugh" all around the paddock. The bill to increase the artillery by two regiments passed the senate yes terday by a vote of 52 to 4. Now, Spain, will you be good? When the football committee sots through making rules, the football teams will go on, as usual, playing without rules. We hoar announcements all around that the People's party will go alone. Seriously, can the People's party walk alone? Texas City, Tex., has been sold for fOO.OCO. The town was worth that amount after all the gas was squeezed cut of its "boom. Kmil A. Weller, a Chicago mute, has gone to Alaska. He will not protest vociferously if he docs have a hard time of it. The Spaniards may not have blown vi- the Maine, but they have been "blowing up" everything American ever since. When it comes to whist, probably Minneapolis would not object to the printing of joint statistics. Berson county, N. D.. is controlled by Indians. That county is almost as near Hades as Chicago. The Klondike relief expedition is yell ing for relief louder than those it sought to relieve. Nat Goodwin is not expected to get into the divorce court again before the middle of March. Th rusts and Parries. A number of cases of blackleg are re ported in herds of cattle on the west side of the river. — Bismarck Tribune. Perhaps some members of the legislature got mixed up with the herd. The first thought that occurred to every American when he read the awful news was: An enemy hath done this. — Minneapolis Journal. No one outside the scholarly editorial rooms of the Journal would have thought at first in such Shakespearian diction, lie might have done so on .second thought, but at first, teu to one, It would have been "those Spaniards!" John Wagner, of Barncsville. was renewing acquaintances in the city yesterday. — Fargo Argus. Had Ponce de Leon been an "acquaintance" of John he need not have hunted for the fountain of youth to be "renewed." A fine young daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lane last Friday.— Arlem Spec al. Are fine old daughters ever born in South Dakota? AT THE HOTELS. ASTORIA— F. A. Brady, Warren, Minn.; James Jaokson, Chicago; G. A. Munson, Omaha; J. W. Kendall, Washington, D. C. ; George Ruepast. Milwaukee; Frank B. Mcr ris and wife. West Superior; C. T. Howe. Pipestone; Frank R. Stevens, Detroit; S. W. Donaldson, Chicago; Grank Bassett, Min neapolis. CLARENDON— A. C. Wilkinson. Crookston; E. W. Phillips. Kalispell; J. B. Kline. Chi cago; R. C. James, Milwaukee; Telephone Paulson, Klondike; John Trachen, Norwood; J. G. Cravette, Hayfleld; .1. A. Ring, Shako pee; Geo. L. Schattuck, Milwaukee. MERCHANTS— W. A. Xoffsinger, Kalispell; Chas. H. Henry, Eau Claire; Chas. H. Zebo, Eau Claire; R." R. Sullivan. Argyle; A. R. Hock, Baltimore; W. Good, Fargo; Jcs. Ccnlon, Kalispell; Mrs. M. O. Thomas, Val ley City; R. L. Duncan. Chicago; W. T. Bush, Detroit; P. A. Roach and wife. North field; Henry Keller and fnmily, Sauk Cen ter; C. Trfanor, Waconia; Theo. Plent, Olivia; D. M. Gunn, Grand Rapids; R. A. Peers, Ottawa; J. Kccnan, Austin; P. H. O'Rourke. Lisbon: C. B. Little, Bismarck; A. M. Pulford, New York. METROPOLITAN— Dr. J. B. George and wife. Mankato: C. J. Mcßae, Graceville; W. C. Parchcr, Minneapolis; A. D. Sayer, Fari bauk; L. C. Frank, Louisvelle, Ky. ; W. J. Donnelly, business manager "McGlnty, The Sport" company; L. M. Holden, Staples; E. M. Sparks, Nashville. Term.; E. B. Town send, Madison, Wis. ; John B. Stilwell, Ban gor,'Me.; A. B. Ingram, Detroit, Minn.; S. O. Newcomb, Taconia. RYAN— W. B. Phillip, Du'.uth; J. H. Block, St. Peter: J. W. Mason, Fergus Falls; H. P. Ilubbell, Winona. WINDSOR— J. -B. Carman and wife, De troit; G. W. Evans. Chicago: Charles Frem moh. Duluth; Charles Fitzsommons, Duluth; F. E. Saples. Chicago; B. D. Smith, Manka to: A. S. Miller. Thomas Kelly, C. S. Shun nan, Springfield, O. ; J. C. Cordes, Milwau kee: B. F. Fanner, Spring Valley; H. R. Wells, Preston; F. A. Gardner John E. King, Cincinnati: John Wallis, Lake City; W. C. Wood, Chicago; S. J. Abbott, Deloovie; V. B. Seward. Marshall; J. W. Phin, Graf ton N. D.; H. R. Spun, Morris; O. N. Case, Foun tain, W. C. Frase, Rochester; John C. Christee. George M. Lung, Windom; H. W. A. Bentley. J. W. Chamberlin, Bismarck- W. R. Collins, Chicago; Frank O'Meara St. James; J. W. Baker, Fort Milbury; A. M. Maurer, Milwaukee. FIRST SOCIAL EVENT Under the Auspices of the State Liquor Dealers* Association. The initial social event, under the auspices of the Minnesota State Liquor Dealers' asso ciation, took place at Mozart hall last even ing, when members of the organization from various cities throughout the state were pres ent in large numbers. The major portion of the guests naturally represented the Twin Cities, but delegations and officers of the association were In atteiid ance from Duluth, Shakopee Mankato, St Peter, Hastings and other towns. The arrangements for the ball were under the management of a capable committee for some weeks and no detail was omitted for the hospitable entertainment of the guests. The hall was prettily decorated with gaily colored bunting and flags, while the platform for the orchestra was a pretty bower of pot ted plants and excellent music was provided. In the grand march, previous to a sub stantial midnight repast, fully 200 couples participated. The committees having the ball in charge were as follows: Reception— J. P. Vos, J. A. Seible, R. N. Grady, Ed Rohrbeck. Door— J. A. Ring, Adolph Johnson, E. Or beck. , Floor— John T. Hart, E. L. Murphy, Charle3 T. Jessrang, J. H. Brown, F. J. Huber. y. m. c. a.~to be reorganized Plans for the Organization of a New Association Are Under Con sideration. A meeting will be held at the Com mercial club tomorrow nig-ht to or ganize a new Y. M. C. A. association in this city. The organization plans have been in charge of Q S. Ward Field, sec retary of the National Y. M. C. A., ■who has been in the city for a month past, preparing the way for the launching of the new association. The organization committee of twen ty-five met last Thursday night in the Y. M. C. A. rooms. The committee was made up from the ranks of the business men of the city, who have always taken a lively interest in Y. M. C. A. work. At that meeting the plans of the national association were talked over and a line of action decided upon. The members of the committee of ..twenty-five were each to try to secure five charter members. This would bring the charter membership up to 125. The initiation fee would be $10, which would give the new association a small financial basis. There are a half dozen or more prominent and wealthy men in the city who are willing to back tho project if a membership can be secured. It is to this end that Mr. Ward has been working. At the meeting tomorrow night the plans will be presented in full. The lease of the present Y. M. C. A. rooms will expire the last of this month and the committee has decided not to re new it. The old location would be wholly inadequate to accommodate the gymnasium and other auxiliary de partments. It is proposed to secure a down town location, and fit up a gymnasium and other departments. Rev. G. H. Bamble, who has faith fully labored for the welfare, of the at-sociation for a year past has re signed his position as secretary. Mr. Ward was for several years secretary of the Minneapolis association and will remain in St. Paul until the new as sociation has been fairly started. HE WAS DETERMINED TO DIE. Isaac Johnson Sli>>s a \oo«c Over His* Keck and Delis>erately Stranjplcs Himself. Oppressed with age and in straight ened financial circumstances, Isaac Johnson, a woodsawyer, living at 659 Jenks street, ended his life yesterday morning by hanging himself. The suicide lived with his wife on the second floor of the dwelling. He was sixty-seven years of age, and had of late been disconsolate over his inability to obtain employment. While he was absent yesterday morning, Mrs. John son attended church service. In the meantime Johnson returned to the house, and securing a clothes line, de liberately proceeded to take his life. Fastening the rope over the door hinge, he inserted his neck in a slip ncose and threw his weight on the rope. It was impossible for the suicide to raise his feet from the floor, and he slowly strangled to death. That he suf fered greatly appeared when the dead body was discovered. It was recalled by inmates of the house that unac countable noises were heard in John son's room during the forenoon. The suicide was discovered shortly after 11 a. m. my Miss Berthan John son, an occupant of part of the house. When Mrs. Johnson returned from church she was gently informed of her husband's tragic end, but the shock completely prostrated the aged woman. Mrs. Johnson can ascribe no reason j for her husband's act, except that he was possibly suffering from a fit of temporary insanity. She says he had never threatened suicide nor exhibited alarming symptoms. Coroner Nelson investigated the case and decided not to hold an Inquest, as Johnson's death was clearly self-inflict ed. VISITORS IN ST. PAUL Quite a \umlier of Merchants und Others Added to Monday's I,lst. Althcugh yp'Sterday was a holiday, many cut-of-town merchants, availing themselves of the privileges of the re duced railroad fares, secured by thy Twin Cities and Northwestern Mer chant?' association, arrived in the city and registered at the office of the as sistant tecielary in the Fire anel M-rine building. The following were among the name? recorded: Miss Mary Perry, Calmar, To. Miss Bessie Benson and Miss Lena An derson, Fountain, Minn. Miss Helen Johpson. Flandreau, S. D. V. C. Cruttenaon. Xorthfield. Minn. Miss M. Hasscnstal. Young America, Minn. F. 11. Behnke, 'Eu^pne A. Pfefferle, Mrs. S. A. Pfefferle and Mrs ( . William Silverson, New Ulin. Lewis Brugmaa, Charles Brann. Michael Kelly and Frederick Barnier, Olivia, Minn. PetPr Lier, Ashby, Minn. C. 11. Broat, Fairmont, Minn. Blanche Seger, WinnebaßO City. Minn. Mrs. A. Fitzsimmons, Red Wing, Minn. It is expected that there will be a large increase in the number of arrivals hoth in St. Paul and Minneapolis today and tomorrow. CHECK WAS WORTHLESS. (■(wnplinnt Filed With the Police Against an Unknown. Complain has been lodged with the coun ty attorney against "John Doe,^ who, un der the name of Edwin F. Fisher, passed a worthless check for $21.60 upon Schuneman & Evans. The check was presented in pay- j ment for a small purchase, and later, it Is ] alleged, turned cut to be worthless. The instrument purported to be a pay check j of the Commonwealth Lumber company, of Frazee, Minn., upon the Nicollet National bank, of Minneapolis. It contained the false signature of R. W. Jones, as president of the company, and was made payable to Ed win F. Fisher, whose signature appeared in dorsed upon the back. VISIT TO DAMASCUS. Grand Commander Farmer Pays the Commander*- an Official Visit. Royal Esteemed Sir Knight B. P. Farmer, grand commander Knights Templar, came up yesterday from Spring Valley, to pay his official visit to Damascus commandery, K. T. Mr. Farmer went to the Windsor, and when he had risen from dinner he was escorted, by the members of Paladin commandery, under tho lead of Commander W. H. Crary. to the asylum, in the Lowry Arcade. The members of the escorting 1 commandery were In full dress. When the grand commander reached the asylum, he found Damascus commandery drawn up to receive him and to submit to the regular inspection. The ceremonies over all the sir knights sat dqwn to a stbstantlal banquet. Covers were laid for something like 100 guests, and a number- of. informal speeches were made. SAID TO BE A FORGERY. 1 ! Warrant Ont for, the Arrest cC Georere T. Harris. A warrant Is out for the arrest of George T. Harris, the man who, last Saturday, passed a worthless check of $20 upon Yerxa Bros. The check was drawn upon the Savings Bank of St. Paul, and purported to have been made out by W. J. Hoy. It Is indorsed by Georga T. Harris. In the complaint the. check la declared to be a forgery, and It Is alleged that the in dividual passing It did so fraudulently and with intent to swindle the grocery firm. AND THE BAND PLAYS ON KLONDIKE MARCH REPEATED 15 AIL Y WITH SLIGHT VARIATIONS Every Day Finds an Audience at the Union Depot, Eager, Anxious and Enthusiastic— —Chicago Peo ple in Small Parties Becoming Patrons of the Big Alaska Show. The usual holiday serenity about the union depot was rudely disturbed yes terday by a hundred or more Klon dikere, -who were brought here by the various trains from the East, all of them more or less late, and trans ferred to the transcontinental trains for the West coast. The stream began early In the morning 1 and up to the last train, which made the connection, there was no let up. There were no big parties, but a large number of gold seekers In squads of from three or four to one party of Chicagoans numbering about ten. Each of the two big trains leaving at 1:30 found it necessary to add tour ist sleepers to their trains to meet the demands for space. MIST BE AMERICAN GOLD. Patriotic Party Who Will Confine Their Discing to tr*t Cnlted States. Four interesting characters made up a party which occupied a portion of the North ern Pacific tourist sleeper on the Pacific Mail train, yesterday afternoon. The captain of the party was Rich D. Fletcher, William Stocker was secretary, while the balance of the group consisted of George B. Newell and William Brent The band is destined for Circle City. They are Americans through and through, and will, for patriotic as well as other motives, dig for gold where. If they have to pay trib ute, it will bo to their own government. They all hailed from Chicago, and will get news some time during the summer to some of their friends, who wish to 'join them, If conditions are promising. Ono of the party, in commenting upon his Americanism, said the nearest he had ever come to being English was once some years ago when as coxswain of a ship's crew from the United States man-of-war Brooklyn ho had the pleasure of transporting Queen Vic toria to the land from the vessel, which was at anchor eff Villa, France. The party will sail from Seattle early in M-rch. WILL TRY DAWSON CITY. Group of Chicago Men Who Can Do Almost Anything. The biggest party of the day hailed from Chicago and came to town over the Mil waukee road early In the morning. The numbers are bound for Dawson City, and will also work a number of claims which aro held on the Stewart, river. In the list of the party are telegraph oper ators, railroad men. carpenters, electricians, and one man has been agent for a sewing machine company in Chicago for nearly twenty years. He is as enthusiastic as any of them. They will Join four friends in Seat tle, where arrangements have been made for their provisions and certain portions of their outfits, so as to permit sailing for the north with as little delay as possible. Hero are the names: George White, David Todd, Thomas Wilson. James McConnell, Hugh Bailey, Thomas McClements, James Young, Jacob 1 1 inkle and Jeremiah Swesig. The party was tak^n out of this city on the Great Northern Alaska limited. WILL PASS UP ALASKA. Party of WcTf Yorkers Are Bound for the Aleutian Islands. Nearly everybody who has passed through St. Paul en route to the gold fields has been going cither to the Copper river country or right through to Dawson City or to explore the alleged riches of the Stewart river, or the Pelly river or other of the numerous rich creeks in that vicinity. Yesterday a party of New Yorkers, headed by Buck lloyt, landed here and were trans ferred to the Great Northern Alaska limited for the Pacific coast. They are bound for none of the places mentioned, but armed with all manner of mining Implements and equipped with a plentiful supply of warm clothing, condfnscd food of one kind and an other, are determined to put in a year or two en the Aleutian islands, about which not much has been heard. They will employ Indians to pack their out fit to a point on the coast near where the islands are situated, and are taking with them a number of hunting dogs, which will not be used for transportation purposes. The party includes Buck Hoyt, Dr. J. E. Ottaway, H. M. Stewart, Charles Currier, George Stevens, and wi!l sail from Seattle soon after the arrival on the coast. SAIL •OX THE ALICI. Five Cliica^oanM Pass Through, GoiiiK' Over the Great Northern. SPRING OF PATRIOTISM Continued from First Page. from the Gaudalquiver to the Ural mount ains, there came 75,000 sons of other lands, making a total foreign legion of nearly 400,000, almost twice as large as the army that read, a meaning into the Declaration of Independence that all the world could understand. The countrymen of Pulaski, of Steuben, of D'Estang and Lafayette, were the comrades to the countrymen of Washington and Jefferson. In the blue bat talions that made a wall from the Atlantic to the Missouri there stood a million men, the scions of families that had been trans planted to America within a few genera tions, but no recruiting sergeant raised the objection that their family trees had hard ly struck root in American soil. All wero adopted as sons of this great country, and were baptized at tho bloody altars of bat tle. It is our pride that we have no laws of primogeniture to disinherit all but one, an accident of birth. It is our custom that the adopted child shall share alike with the others. It should be our glory that our inheritance is the inheritance of all within our borders. We claim right — and It is the noblest trait in human nature— to share in the good and great of every age and land. We must in turn claim no exclusive right in mem ories of our own. but be proud that they are the richest in patriotism and power ful to stir the best impulses of the human heart. We who are here tonight are but adopted sons of this great commonwealth, but its history is our history, its fame is our fame. When the First Minnesota I reached down among the bayonets of Get- I tysburg and plucked from the thorns of bat- I tie the crimson rose of fadeless glory, its valor became a legacy, not alone to the children in whose veins flows Its blood not alone to the adopted sons of this great state, not alone to the loyal legions that swept out of the sparsely settled West to maintain the integrity of the government but to every heart in this broad land that thrills in recognition of a glorious duty heroically performed. When the next trial comes to this na tion the sons of every civilized country on the globe will be standing by the side of the descendants of the Puritans The heart of conflict will weld their hearts in irresistible unity. But such a fusion should not await the flames of war. Tha patriotic societies of the land should form a catholic confederation, sharing their memories of the past with all who find their creed in the constitution and pay ing the most patriotic tribute to the heroes of the past by securing the per petuity of their work In the future. They should lead In the unification of the na tion until it recognizes its protective re sponsibility to the little struggling repub lics of the Western hemisphere, the chil dren of its own example; until It realizes that. If the American republic stands for anything different than other nations, it is to see that justice, not of the law but of equity, is done at least on this conti nent, by moral suasion if possible, by cannon if necessary; that above the' law of nations stands the law of humanity that, when women and children are butch ered within hearing of our shores, we are false to the principles we profess, we dis honor the assistance given us when wo were struggling for existence. The patriotic societies should lead to the formation of the grandest patriotic so ciety on the earth, whose members should number seventy-five millions of people. Its badge should be the beloved banner that floats over us; whoso white stripes tell of equal opportunities for all who dwell under Its folds; whose red bars speak in living lines of the blood that was 6hed that this nation might exist; whose blue field sjun bolizes the possibilities of the future, as limitless as the blue field that reaches from us to the confines of eternity; whose stars are the hopes and inspirations of all lib- A Chicago quintette which left here on the Great Northern included E. "W. Goodspeed, Charles Nelson, Henry Gearing, W. B. May and Gus Grodeen. They made up a jolly enough little band, and were having lunch in the tourist sleeper when the train pulled out of the station. They are bound for the Stewart river, and will sail from Seattle March 6 on tha steamer Alkl. They are practical men, although their knowledge of mining matters is limited to what they havo gleaned from books on the subject. MINNEAPOLIS MAN MARSHAL Mike Qulnlan Charged With tbe Task of Keeping Good Order at Skagnay. VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 22.— Three steamers, the Danube, the Thistle and Tees, have returned from Skaguay, each with a few Dawsonites on. board. There waa very little gold on board. Passengers from Skaguay bring news of a blockage on the Dyea trail by miners and packers who resisted the demand of a detachment of United States troops to go over the trail be fore them. It was feared at Dyea that trouble would arise over the affair. Another shooting affair occurred at Skaguay in front of a saloon. Tom Ryan shot and wounded a newcomer, whose name was not given. Ryan was promptly arrested and taken to Sitka for trial. Mike Quinlan, formerly of Minneapo lis, Minn., has been appointed mai* shal of Skaguay. A jail is being pro vided. ORCA THEIR DESTIN VTION. Three Men From Pittsburgh Will Make That Fodnt First. Three citizens of Pittsburg, E. W. Kramer, H. J. Wenke and H. P. Lewis, started on one of the overland trains bound for tho Pa cific coast, from which they will embark for the Copper river country. They are men who have been saving up their means to pay the expenses of this trip, and they will take pas sage on the schooner Daylight, which is now waiting at Seattle for a complement of pas sengers. The Pittsburg men hope to get to Orca, and from there up into the interior of the coun try in from thirty to forty days from date. KLONDIKE NEWS NUGGETS. Among the Northern Pacific passengers were John Uehlin, Dr. P. M. Handy and Samuel Parks, of Chicago, who are destined to Belle Islund, a place they mean to reach via the Stiekeen river route, starting from Vancouver. At that place they will purchase a number of horses. One of the original party started for Seattle a week ago, and is there now arranging for dogs and a suitable outfit. The head of the little band which left yesterday is Capt. Charles P. Frazer. The group will prospect In the Copper river country. Among the Northern Pacific passengers yesterday bound for tho Klondike was J. W.. Spring, of Chicago, who is at the head of a party of eight of his townspeople. The party occupied four sections of a tour ist sleeper, and will set sail for Skaguay, and from there will proceed to the Stewart river. The members will outfit on the coast. One of the Northern Pacific parties was from Ohio. and % included Frank M. Hertzer and Roscoe Seawald, of Tiffin, and John W. Hayes, of Columbus. Tho little group decid ed at the last minuto to take r.o dogs, but will transport their very complete outfits up over the pass and into the interior by means of sledges. They will sail from Seattle. Tho Great Western train brought In two Klondikers from Springfield, 111. John An derson and George Grab, who are bound for some portion of the Klondike district, they are not sure just where. They will be con tent to reach Dawson In three months' time. They are taking mining Implements, furs and a goodly supply of edibles. They left on the Great Northern. Two young fellows came in over the Min neapolis & St. Louis from Morocco City, 10. They were Zerah Woodward and Charles Jones. They are resolved to go to the Snake river district, and will remain there and hunt for gold for two years. They took pass age from here to Seattle via the Alaska lim ited on the Great Northern. Among the Klondikers of the near future is W. L. Robillard, of La. Crosse, who will arrive here today from his home and start for the West with a party of friends on Fri day. The Soo-Paeific morning train carried out over forty gold seekers. Among them was a party of twelve from Stillwater, consisting of John and Charles Haggerty, Pat Keys, -lames W. Welch, Thomas A. AVllliston, James F. Challerton, Martin Peterson, Charles Clemenson, B. M. Doe, R. 11. Doe. Charles Peterson and John Dahl. Georg.; Lelteh, of St. Paul, was also in the company. They go to Vancouver and will sail from there for Dyea. Among the starters today will be a party which came to town yesterday from Janea .vllle, Minn. In the party are Charles H. Kickerman, C. 11. Wilkin, Chris St.runk and Janiea G. O'Neill. The party will purchase an outfit of clothing and provisions In St. Paul, and will leave this afternoon over the Northern Pacific for the West. Their ulti mate destination is the Copper river coun try. eral mankind, destined. God grant, to shine on through all the coming ages, to fade at last only In the glorious sunrise of an other nnd a perfect world. The next toast. "King George I 1T.." was responded to by Marcus D. Grover. The address was devoted to the draw ing of a parallel between the lives of the king and of George Washington. He touched upon some of the freaks of their youth, in love affairs and the like. He pointed to Washington, born in a Virginia farm house, and to the king, who tamo into the world in a palace, with all the surroundings of royalty. Step by step he followed the career of each down to close of the Revolution, which gave the victory in the contest to the great American. Referring to King George IV., he said his birth and conduct gave us Washington and ln dependenc'. "The Fighting Parson" was the last regular toast, and was responded to by the Rev. Maurice D. Powers, D. D. A souvenir in the form of a small American flag of silk, so arranged as to be folded about a slender rod and injected into a tube, was presented to the guests by Mr. Hurd. THAT BOSTON TKA PARTY. Order of Red Hen Consider G. YVnsli liiKton ii Legitimate Member. The aborigines, who made up White Cloud Tribe No. 8. Imperial Order of Red Men, as sembled in their wigwam, at 111 Robert street, last night, and, having built fires under their kettles, proceeded to hold a medicine dance in honor of the great father, George Wash ington. Great Sachem Thomas Score ordered tho torn toms to cease, while he told the as sembled tribe that from his connection with a certain tea party, given at Boston some years ago, Mr. Washington was the legitimate member of the order, and a3 such, was en titled to the highest recognition from thcs3 who came after him. Mr. Score told a num ber of other interesting things about Mr. Washington, and also of the order to which he belonged, brought up to date. Then followed a number of musical and literary numbers. Messrs. J. F. Durker, sachem of the tribe, and John Nightingale did the famous scene between Brutus and Cassius. and a clever skit called "The Treaty,'-' arranged by Sachom Durker, show ing the refusal of the Indians to sign an informal treaty with tho Spanish forces, was acted in an Intelligent manner by ten young people. - Instrumental and vocal music followed, after which the young people adjourned to tho ball room and danced through a card of numbers. BANQUET AT WIHHIPEG. St. Paul Aldermen Receiving Atten tion From tbe Canadian City. A "Winnipeg sepclal to The Globe last night says: "The touring St, Paul aldermen arrived here late this afternoon. "They were banquetted tonight at Hotel Manitoba, by he council and board of trade. They will continue their journey south tomor row. They have had a pleasant and en joyable trip." MEMORIAL SERVICE. Copeland Camp Modern Woodmen of America Honors It.* Dead. Copeland Camp, No. IM4. Modern Wood men of America, held a memorial service last evening In their hall, at Payne avenue and Wells street. John Copeland, the father of the camp, ■poke briefly of the six members who had NEW YUKON KIVER EOAD A SYNDICATE FORMED TO BUILD FROM THE LYW CANAL EnslUh and American Capitalist Interested In a Project I !,„, WII , Ileduee the Time Xecessury for a Trip to Days.son No Opposition From the Inited States. WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. -Th* indica tions now are that the facilit e* i for 41aska1n the X1 ° ndlke & ° M m Alaska in a comparatively short time manSi amP t0 meet *" v ™~°™Ue de- Reliable information has reached here from I^ndon to the effect that a 5 Enßhsh ana American capitahsta has perfected arrangement" for the construction of a road from the sd,5 d ,. of \^ n c anal over White pass, and then by a route already laid out to a point on the Yukon river below tho rapids, and all other obstructions to clear and safe navigation The road will be about 350 miles in lengrth, and from the point where it meets the Yukon, there is said to be amply sufficient water at all times making the trip to Dawson the shortest yet proposed. The London managers of the propos ed road have been in cable correspon dence with government officials for some time as to whether the United states would place any obstruction in tno way of the consummation of th<i Plan, ihey have been unofficially in formed that the people of the United States probably would welcome a proD erly conducted road, which would the increasing- demand for the trai tation into the Klondike. ALLEGED KLONDIKE FRAUD. Officials of the Snow ami Ice Trail*. Itortatlon Company Under Vr r«-.st at Portland, PORTLAND. Ore., Feb. 22.— Edward Rosenfield, vice president and g manager of the Snow and [cc Trans portation company, of Chicago, which has made a contract with the govern ment to transport relief supplies from Dyea to Dawson city, lias been arrest ed on a telegraphic warrant from the chief of police , charging him with obtaining money under false pre tenses. Mr. Rosenfeld says In; is abso lutely ignorant of the cause of his ar rest. Th L . chief of police said Seattle wired that the complainant was Minnie Crottin, and that she alleged that she had been defrauded out of $300 by the Snow & Ice Transportation company. SKATTLE, Wash., Feb. 22. -J. A. Sn.illey, local agent of the Sno-w and Ice Transportation company, and hia assistant, Philip Hanna, have b ien ar rested, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Mrs. Minnie Cronin claims that the company has not carried out its contract with her. Joseph Ladue, the well-known Alaskan miner, today told Chief of Police Heed that he had no connection with the Snow and Ice Transportation company, which advertises him as its president. The company advertised to take pas sengers to Dawson for a Mated amount, by means of steam sleds. It is also claimed to have a contract for the movement of the relief expedition <>f tho government over the Dalton trail. Agent Smiley says that tho company will carry out its contracts to the letter. CHICAGO, Feb. 22. At the general offices of the Snow and [cc Transpor tation company, in Chicago, nothing is known of the circumstances of Mr. Rosenfeld' s arrest and the news of rl ■was received with great surprise. Mr. Rosenfeld left Chicago some time ago for Portland, to direct the shipment of the company's supplies to Alaska. The representatives of the company here say the whole affair will be proved an absurd mistake. Scurvy at Dawson. DAWSON CITY, N. W. T.. Feb. IS (via Victoria, B. C, Feb. 22.)— Seurvey lias de veloped among tho miners to such an extent that there are now seventeen cases In tho public hospital. It is estimated that there are from twelve to fifteen cases In private cabins, swelling the whole number to thirty. Precautionary measures are being taken to prevent the spreading of the malady. Tho Frazor party, consisting of five experi enced mining men, started a day or two ago from Chicago, left here yesterday via tho Northern Pacific for tho coast. passed away since the organization of tho camp. Rev. J. V. Alforgrea delivered the ny mortal address. The tamp was organized In May. IS'JI. with sixteen charter members and at present has a membership of 260. The Apollo quartette and a quartette from nity camp contributed vocal selections, and Clarence Elimiulst, a piano solo. ACCUSES HIS FATHER. John Galia Chargred With Pulling a Gun >>n His Sou. John Gallia. an Italian peddler living at 490 Woodward avenue, was locked up at tho Margaret street station last night on th« charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. He Is accused, of threatening his nineteen year-old son with a loaded revolver. Father and son bad some trouble about 7 o'clock, when, it Is said, the pan nt put tho boy out of the house. The youth says his father pointed a revolver at him and pulled tho trigger, but that there was no dis charge. The revolver was secured by the authori ties. It contained three loaded oartri'i two empty shells. The police say If tho father snapped the trigger, it must have fallen on the empty shells, as no pistol re port was h(«ard in the lu-ighborhood of the Italian home. FIRE AM) WATER Do Considerable Damage to the DwHliiiK of J. H. Dilllna-bam. The dwelling occupied by J. 11. Dilliogham, at 560 Rondo street, waa badly damag fire shortly before 9 o'clock last evening. The damage to the house and contents Is esti mated at between (1,000 and $1»). Tha loss 13 Insured. The fire started during the absence of tho family, probably from a defective chimney. It burned quickly through the upper Boor be fore breaking through the roof, when it wa-a discovered and an iiarm turned in. It was nwessary to use considerable water In ex tinguishing the flames and the entire con tents of the house were mjp more or less damaged. To .Join the /.aim Party. Thomas Laroque, the pioneer steam sawyer of St. Paul, left here yesterday, ar companied by Mrs. William Zahn. whom ho will take to her husband, and ihe members of hl3 party, who left here some time agj and who are at this time at Seattle. The Zahn party, of St. Paul, of whose de parture mention was made in this column at the time, will push on to Ska?uay. and via Lake Llnderman to the rich district skirting tho Pelly river. l»art> Held In. SEATTLE. Feb. 22. — A party of forty Massaehuetts men, who are partners in an Alaskan venture, under the name of the Wor cester and Northwest Mining and Trading Association of Alaska, are ready to leave fur Alaska, but their outfits have been attach M by the sheriff in a suit brought by the Pa cific Steam Whaling company, of San Fran cisco. REQUIEM MASS. NEW YORK. Feb. 22.-Hlgh mass for tho repose of the souls of the crew of the Maine was celebrated by Rev. Father James J Ituriek at St. Ann's Catholic church near the navy yard. Brooklyn. Cleveland. 0., Feb. 22.— 8y direction of Blsliop Hertzmann, a solemn requiem in.i.-.s was celebrated today in St. John's cathedral this city, in memory of the dead crew of the batttlcship Maine. Ed J. Moore, of Minneapolis, took the coast train to Join others at Seattle on route for the Klondike.