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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE ~ THURSDAY, MARCH 3, IS9B. Published Daily Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Fourth ami Minnesota Streets, St Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. — j r~i 6~j 12" | mo | mos | mos 1i...'- .7. .77777 TToc *a.25 m.oo _j#* and Sunday... .50c 2.75 6.00 __Sd«y 1 -BO Weekly 1 00 Entered at fostoffice at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-olas« Matter. Address ull communk-allons and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota Anonymous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscripts will not be returned un less accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES: Ken fork 10 Spruce St. Wasblncton Corcoran Building Cblcaffo. .Room 609. No. S7 Washington St. ;r Orders :or the delivery of THE ST. PAIL OLOBE. either residence or place of business, may be made by postal card or throu_.li telephone. Any Irregularity tn de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to the ofllce eT publication. TELEPHONES: GLOBE Publication Offlce 1065 Editorial RComs :____••_____ 11 TO-DAY'S WEATHER. BT. PA. I. AXI- VICINITY— Fair; variable winds. MINNESOTA — Pair Thursday; northerly winds, becoming variable. [WISCONSIN Fair Thursday; light north vresterly winds. THE DAKOTAS— Fair Thursday; northerly winds, becoming variable. MONTANA — Fair and. colder Thursday; easterly winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. [Tutted States Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau, Washington, March 2, 6:48 1 r.i. I. ii al Time, 6 p. ni. 75th Meridian Time, Observations taken a: the same mo i time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. •I'i -i 'c. Tern. Place. Tern. St. Paul 28 Minnedosa 22 ,' Duluth 24 Winnipeg 20 Huron 32 Bismarck 30 Buffalo 36-36 iWilliston 24 Boston 41-44 Havre 30 Cheyenne 34-38 Helena 46 Chicago 28-30 Battleford 24 Cincinnati 32-34 Prince Albert 22 Cleveland 30-32 Calgary 26 Montreal 22-28 Medicine Hat 26 New Orleans 42-66 Swifl Current 22 New York 32-38 '.'•;.. 1! 16 Pittsburg 32-38 DAILY MEANS. Barometer. 30.31 ; mean temperature. 28; relative humidity, 78; wind at 8 p. m., north- v -eat ; weather, partly cloudy; maximum temperature, .7'; minimum temperature, 23; daily range, 9; amount of precipitation in J.ist twenty-four hours, trace. Note Barometer collected for temperature nnd elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. TO-DAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I—Encampment1 — Encampment of Veterans. Two Warships to so to Cuba. Spain is Openly Accused. ! ii ■7 Statement Explained. All Quiel in Havana. Kief< r < mt for Mayor. Free Fight In Bad Lands. * Canadian Pacific Scored in Senate. | - 'hange i t Depot Site. ! 'atality at South St. Paul. Working of Wolf Bounty Law. So 7:1. S —Sports. National League Schedule. Libera] Naval Appropriations. Entries for the Dog Show. 4 Editorial. Klondike. Judge Collins in Doubt. 5 News of Un- Northwest. Specials from Surrounding Cities. Lumber Dealers' Meeting. C— Markets. sticks Depreciated. Bar Silver. 5.V„0. i 'ash Wheat in Chicago, $1.06%. 7 Twin City News. Fate of Martin H. Irving. I. O. O. F. Encampment. Marriages, Births and Deaths. Wants. B— Mis Knot Entitled to Hearing. Work of Charter Commission. School Board Meeting. K( efe Jury sun ( >ut. New Engineer for the Duluth. Democrats Organize. T 0-DA Y. Met- "Great Diamond Robbery," 8:15. Grand "McGinty the Sport," 8:15. House of Hope ('hurch— Lecture, 8. Park Church— Burton Lecture, 8. ATLANTIC LINERS. NEW YORK— Sailed: Paris, South ampton: La Bretagne, Havre; Nord land, Antwerp; Germanic, Liverpool. Arrived: Werr... Genoa; Friesland, Antwerp; Teutonic. Liverpool. SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: New York. Ni w Fcrk; Lahn, New York. Sailed: Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, New York. QUEENSTOWN — Arrived: Majestic, New York, for Liverpool. HAM I into — Arrived: Alesia, New- York. LONDON— Sailed: Mississippi, New Yotk. HAMBURG— Arrived: Palatia, New York. GIBRALTAR— Arrived: Fulda, New York. PI 1 1 LA DELPHI A— Arrived: Kensing ton. London. Sp-akins to the Question. While the dictatorship of Speaker Reed is something that no Democrat < .in approve, there are certain features of it thai are worth remembering be cause they bring to the front those things that make dictatorships possible and even tolerable. For example, dur ing Ihe course of the debate on the Lou I postal reform bill, Mr. Reed call ed a member to order for attempting io make a genera] political speech, and announced that he would enforce the reafter rigidly the rule requiring cv i ry member to speak to the question If this rule were enforced in both houses, we would have no need of a previous question, of rules to limit de bates, and of measures to shut off a factious obstruction by the minority. It would md at one blow the attempt of a minority to rule and the correlative di termination of the majority to ride roughshod over all opposition. The practical denial of the right to (i i business by keeping a legislative body in perpetual deadlock and the r< na dy of gag and force rules both rise from the latitude of debate under genera! codes of parliamentary pro cedure. All that was needed to end an abuse, and to remove the necessity for substituting another in its place, was to enforce the rule that a man who claims and receives the attention of ithe house must make his address germane to the subject before it. If this responsibility were assumed and exercised vigorously by the presiding officer, business could be transacted and public opinion would be less fre quently offended. The conditions prevailing In the house of representatives make its en forcement a necessity. Acting, as tho house is, under the thumb of the speaker and by express direction of the committee on rules, it assigns only a few hours for debate upon some Im portant question. It would be intoler able if the short space before a vote lias been ordered should be occupied by spread-eaglo speeches on the tariff or the Cuban question or Hawaiian an nexation, or something else not before the house at all. In reality, the rule is needed even more when debate is not limited, and in the senate, where there is no form of closure. There is no conceivable reason, in logic or mor als or politics, for permitting a mem ber to address the chair, receive recog nition and then make a two hours' or two days' speech on free silver or the tariff, when the resolution before the body of which he is a member pro vides for adding another station to the life-saving service, or appropriating money for a federal building at Kala mazoo. Here is where time is consumed, where the right of the majority to rule is denied and where the choice is forc ed between the two parliamentary ex tremes of despotism and anarchy. Leg islation will regain soberness and weight when the presiding officers of legislative bodies acquire sense enough and courage enough to compel every speaker to talk to the question; and to cut him short with an imperative blow of the gavel at every sentence, if need be, when he attempts to wander from the subject and to inject spread eaglo addresses and long-winded plati tudes into a speech that can always be made terse and must be very concise, if it is not allowed to wander from the point. How War Is Declared. The popi^ar impression is that the president declares a state of war to exist whenever the facts, in his judg ment, warrant it. The constitution limits the power to congress. But there is some basis for the general concep tion, because all the diplomatic inter course, that always precedes a foreign war, is conducted by the president through the department of state, and the conditions that precipitate war are due to the stand the president and his advisers take. It is to the president that the people look, upon him they place the direction and the responsibil ity, and the congress, by its resolution, merely ratifies the decision the presi dent has arrived at as the conclusion of his negotiations with the offending power. The War of 1812 was the climax of a long series of protests and correspond ence between our state department and England's foreign office relative to the right of the impressment of seamen a_nd the orders in council affecting our commerce. On June 1, 1812, President Madison sent a message to congress, reciting the acts of aggression, the demands made for redress and the final refusal of England, concluding with submitting to congress whether the United States should "remain pas sive under these progressive usurpa tions and these accumulating wrongs, or, opposing force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit a just cause into the hands of the Al mighty Disposer of Events;" a "sol emn question," he adds, "which the constitution wisely confides to the leg islative department of the govern ment." On June 19 he issued his proc lamation reciting that congress had, by virtue of the authority vested in them by the constitution, "declared by their act, bearing date the 18th of the present month, that war exists." President Polk advised congress in several passages of the condition of the relations with Mexico, summarizing the condition in his message of May 11, in which he notes that a state of war actually existed and informs congress that Gen. Taylor had been instructed to accept volunteers and call out the mi litia of Louisiana "as a precautionary measure;" that is, that war existed, but he "invoked the prompt action of congress to recognize the existence of war and to place at the disposition of the executive the means of prosecuting the war with vigor." He issued his proclamation on May 13, proclaiming the act of congress of that date, de claring a state of war. On April 15, 1861, Lincoln issued his proclamation calling out the militia cf the several states "to suppress the said combinations (in several Southern states) and to cause the laws to be duly executed" in the states where combinations existed to resist the laws, without waiting for congress to assem ble, the same proclamation convening congress in extraordinary session on July 4. On the 19th he proclaimed a blockade of the ports of the insurrec tionary states "until congress shall have assembled and deliberated on said unlawful proceedings." While the ex ecutive duty of protecting public prop erty and enforcing the laws justified Lincoln in this action, as it previously did Buchanan in sending the army into Utah, where Brigham Young was de fying the courts of the United States.. it is notable that Lincoln deemed it es sential to take the judgment of con gress, in which the constitution lodges not only the power to declare war, but also that to suppress insurrection and rebellion. Reaching an Acute Condition. The question of taxation by states is becoming one of general discussion, indicating dissatisfaction with present methods and promising the adoption of more sensible and just ones. Massa chusetts has the report of a commis- THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY MARCH 3, 1898. sion appointed two years ago, with Charles Francis Adams and Prof. Taus sig as members, who preface their sug gestions with the admission that "the taxation of personal property in the form of securities and investments is a failure," while admitting inequality in the taxing of tangible personalty. Ohio also has had its commission in vestigating the conditions, especially with a view to discover the efficacy of the Draconian law enacted for the pur pose of compelling the disclosure of conctalable personal property. A com mission of 20 per cent on the taxes due on all such properly was provided for the spy who should unearth it. The commission reports the law, especially in the cities, a complete failure, and denounces it as resulting "in debauch ing tho qjoral sense. The moral sense of the community is blunted; its citi zens are made familiar with the man ner of evasion; they are taught to lie." New York is also investigating the question. Its comptroller recommends the release of all property from state burdens, charging the latter upon in direct sources of income, thus virtually admitting the failure of efforts to as sess personal estate. A tax reform association in that state is trying to get the present legislature to enact a law remitting to the counties the se lection of the objects of taxation and the methods of collection for all local revenues, reserving to the state the power to raise revenue in such coun ties as adopt the plan, by such means as it may prescribe. If the suggestion is adopted, a county might center taxa tion for its purposes on land or land values, while collecting taxes for state use on property prescribed by the state. In Wisconsin a commission is consider ing the problem and is to report to the next legislature. It is notable that the question has reached a point in that state where the governor felt it neces sary to make and publish a very ex haustive statement of the sources of slate revenue and the channels of ex penditure. All these signs Indicate a gen eral condition of unrest and dis content with present methods, growing out of a popular recognition not only of their injustice in operation, but of the demoralization resulting. It may be possible that a man who will dodge liis share of the common load, commit ting either actual or tacit perjury in the evasion, will continue to pre serve intact his integrity in other relations, but it is hardly probable. The law rejects the proposition with its motto of falsus in uno falsus in omnibus, assuming that the man who will deceive in one thing will deceive in everything. The *hase after the elusive items of, personalty havino; proved fruitless of good and fruitful of evil, it would seem as if it might occur to legislators to abandon the hunt, discard complexity and seek some object of universal and necessi tous use, incapable of concealment, ths source of all wealth, and lay the bur dens on that, leaving them to be dis tributed by the natural processes of trade and exchange. "No Latin race, we imagine," says the New York Times, "would have kept its head as well as the American people have kept theirs during the dis turbing events of the past two weeks." This seems to settle the ques tion of the race stock of Mr. Me-dill, the venerable owner and helmsman of the Chicago Tribune. "The time is past." he makes his pa per thunder, "for conjectures as to whether there is to be war with Spain. There is war now. It began when Spain blew up the Maine in the harbor of Havana." This proof of inability to keep his head plainly proves the Latinity of Mr. Medili. At three and one-third minutes to 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the corre spondent of the New York Herald at Havana discovered that the keel of the Maine was broken. As the battleship's keel was many feet under water and the correspondent was not permitted to go within a mile of the wreck, his wonderful proficiency as a journalist can be appreciated at its full worth. The Duke of Manchester, who couldn't pay his livery bills in London, is coming over to America to woo Miss Mary Goelet, one of our richest heir esses. Is there anybody around who can teach our girls "horse sense?" Gen. Martinez Campos having decid ed that war must come and Gen. Her man Kohlsaat having declared that there must be no fighting, what can we do but arbitrate? Civilization is moving steadily for ward in Minnesota. The practice of raising wolves in order to sell their scalps lo the state is officially reported to be dying out. There was a deep hole blown in the mud at the bottom of Havana Har bor.—New York Journal. Oh, do go to sleep! Haven't you made yourself suf ficiently ridiculous already? Everybody to his own taste. Prince Oscar, of Sweden, has joined the Salva tion Army. The Prince of Wales has joined another racing association. New York has a mouse that rides a bicycle, and a cat that rides a saddle horse. And still New York isn't happy. Van Sant is building a new rafting boat. It Is designed to do a little log rolling for him in the First district. Duran is going to paint Americans, but the Americana will continue to "paint" American cities. The state of Maine is snowbound. It is a pity that Tom Reed isn't at home. Thrusts and Parries. And Pazazzum said: "Yea, he that s_ek eth after pleasure shall bo delighted; yet likewise shall he hold his head with both hands on the day following and pray Isis for horse sense."— Rush City Post. Was old Pazz at that smoke social? We admire justice In England.— Waseca Record. The farther off justice is the better it suits some folks. It has been demonstrated that, if a man had strength in bis legs proportionate to \ that of a grasshopper, he could jump over the stato capitol.— Stillwater Gazette. If he had only the strength of a grasshopper he couldn't jump ovor nuffin. In a word, hens sit, they never set. Tho professional proof reader ot Tho Globe must have taken a day off and old "Josh" is loose, trampling down the flowers and grass indiscriminately, ■ I Rats. Go out in^ the country and learn good English from the hifsbandmen and hus bandwomen. AT THE THEATERS. "Boau Brummel" Is the most pleasing play in Richard Mansfield's repertoire, saving, of course, his Shakespearean venture, "Tho Merchant of Venice." And Mr. Mansfield's Beau Brummel is certainly the most ex quisite exemplification of his art. Mr. Mansfield closed his St. Paul engage ment with a presentation of this drama at tho Metropolitan opera house last evening. The partiality of the public for "Beau Brummel" was indicated by the scarcity of empty chairs. Not one was visible. In tho rolo of fashion's chivalrous leader during the social reign of the "fat prince," Mr. Mansfield has scored an undeniable ar tistic triumph. He need not speak a word to win recognition of his histrionic achieve ment. His walk alone stamps Beau Brum mel with an individuality nover to bo mis taken or forgotten. The poise of his head, the careless, dainty handling of his handker chief, the attitudes of the man, his soft and gentle voice, his mannerisms, his eccentrici ties, in short, his entire make-up, produce a distinct and definite impression upon the mind of the observer. After seeing' Mr. Mansfield's Beau Brummel, one carries away a vivid recollection of the character rather than the actor. Certainly Mr. Mansfield has reincarnated this gallant and irreproachable dude. The company rendered satisfactory support. Ben Johnson's Lord Manly possessed indi viduality, and Joseph Weaver imparted due distinction to tho role of Richard Brlnsley Sheridan. Miss Carrie Keeler was pleasing in the character of Mariana Vincent. THE NORTHWEST PRESS. From the Mankato Review. Judge William Mitchell is conceded to be the ablest judge on tho bench In Minnesota, if not in the Northwest. Two or three times he has been named by tjie. BsW*-_CSna and supported fey m parties for the suprome bench, and the confidence thus reposed in him has never been abused. He is a jurist and not a politician. There is an effort being made by a few men who do not like, and possibly cannot use Judge Mitchell, to pre vent his re-election, it would be a disgrace if they succeeded. It is a matter of history that Judge James Gilfillan, one of the purest and ablest of Minnesota's judges, was driven frcm the bench by a coterie of politicians who never will be known in the future history of the state, and that the treatment thus un justly meted out to him caused his premature death. We do not imagine that a failure to receive a renomi nation would have the same effect upon Judge Mitchell, but it would bo a disgrace to the state if the men who are conspiring to drive him from the supremo bench should succeed. From the Tyler Journal. The committee appointed by the governor to investigate the charges of cruelty pre ferred against tho management of the Min nesota state prison has concluded its labors and exonerated the management. 'Whether the decision meets with the approval of the people of the state, we don't know, but it hardly seems so from the comments of the state press. Had Deputy Warden Lemon been removed, all suspicion would have ceas ed; as lt is, there will be dissatisfaction in spite of the verdict of the committee. From the Le Sueur Sentinel. There seems to be a veritable "hoodo" on the word Maine. The battleship of that j name explodes in Havana harbor, and a few days later the schooner Maine blew up at Philadelphia. It Is about time for Tom Reed to seek cover or move over into New Hampshire. From the Grove City Times. The farmers adjacent to Dassel have or ganized and will build a farmers' elevator. If the "tillers of the soil" would organize all over the Northwest, build elevators and maintain their own terminal elevator, consid erable "cussing"— that Is now yearly direct ed at the line companies— would not need be indulged in. QUIPS AND JESTS. From the Oskosh Northwestern. An Italian astronomer has discovered that the earth has two moons. That's nothing. There are men in Oskosh who declare that, under certain circumstances, the earth has four moons, two tc. each eye. From the Superior Leader. The Leader is in receipt of printed matter about the "Congress of Mothers," with a re quest for gratuitous publication. Not much. This "mother" business has been carried to excess. It is time to do something for "father." Why not re. all from obscurity that neglected member :of the family who pays the bills?- The Leader insists on the rehabi litation of the "old man," and calls for a "Congress of Fathers." What's the matter with papa's getting to the front occasional ly? From the Brainerd Tribune. We notice that oiir old; chum G.orge Gou'.d is going to have a gold-plated stairway in his new home at Lakewood, N. J. George will probably find 'it just as difficult to get up stairs at 3 a. in. without waking his wife, however, as if he had ordinary wocden stairs! to climb. From the Park Rapids Enterprise. We wish to give the owners of the numer ous stray dogs which are making themselves very numerous and very much of a nuisance, fair warning. We have been consulting au thorities on poultry food, and find that dogs, properly pulverized, make excellent poultry feed. We have a lot o* hungry hens, and also a machine for pulverizing dog 3 and other animals to the proper consistency. After this, if your dog don't come home at the proper j time you will understand what has become of him, and that at last he has been made useful. From the Jackson Republic. It U Old Prase and Old Allen till we are tired, and it has even been intimated that ono of us will officiate at the punch bowl at the smoke social. In the first place, we are both young — the only appearance of age about either of us is our bald heads. Ours was made bald farming one winter just north of this village, while Old Pease has lived thirty three years (and we tiiink that is his exact age) in Anoka, where the sand from the site of the fourth insane asylum has blown across his head, causing a loss of hair. Fraudulent Arnly Pensions. From the Stillwater Messenger. The St. Paul Globe has originated the most sensible and feasible plan we have yet seen for the exposure and detection of fraud ulent army pensioners; it points out the fact that the old soldiers alone are the only per sons capable of detecting, and exp.sing such frauds. We sh'aU refer .to this later. i Mr. Bryinn's Position. From the Davenport (Io.) Democrat. Greatly to his credit, Mr. Bryan has de clined to discuss - * the present crisis. He holds there will be" timo tnough both to talk and to act after the Investigation commit tee's report is made Igiown. This is the position that all conservative citizens take. Philadelphia's Pjjhlie Library. From tho Philadelphia (Pa.) Record. The total number of books circulated for home use in 1897»by the city free Hbrabary was 1,672,042. Such an output places Phila delphia far in advance of either Boston or Chicago, and gives her, in fact the largest library circulation In the United States. When it is remembered that Philadelphia's pre-eminence in this important field has been attained at moderate outlay^the total appro priation by the city for the past year hav ing been $110.000— It will be seen that the community has good cause lor pride ln the success of the free library, and good rea son to hopo tha-t still larger triumphs await lt in the future. Said lli<- Astrotnomer. From tho Richmond (Va.) Dispatch. "Oh, yes," said tho astronomer, as he re adjusted his telescope, "I think our profes sion have much to be thankful for; no mat ter how great be the depression in other lines of business, ours is always 'looking up.' " The A. P.'s New Function. From the Philadelphia (Pa.) Record. Tho Associated Press was organized for tho purpose of collecting news., but since- blowing up of the battleship Maine in Ha vana harbor it has been obliged to under take a new function— that of correcting Ilea. So much misinformation has been printed and sold that it has become, almost as neces sary to announce what has not happened as to publish what really has happened. Nice Montana Polities Suggested. From the Billings (Mont.) Gazette. To sum up this whole business, It appears that the Anaconda Standard, speaking for Marcus Daly, is willing to entertain any kind of a fusion proposition; that the Butto Miner and Helena Independent, speaking for W. A. Clark and the rank and file of De mocracy, are opposed to Daly's scheme; that the Populists would sooner fuse with the devil than with the Democrats, and that the silver Republicans will not enter tho Demo cratic camp. t Now, wouldn't is be nice for the silver Republicans and tho administration Republi cans to bury the hatchet in tho coming elec tion and march to victory together? The Best Newspaper in Amerlen. From the Boston (Mass.) Globe. Some people sneer at the New York Sun, but In every live newspaper office ln the country when the exchange editor gets through with lt it still looks a good deal like a colossal paper sieve. The Dcs Molneti Municipal Campaign From the Cedar Rapids (Io.) Gazette. The municipal campaign at Dcs Moines has reached the stage at which lt has be come necessary to picture the candidates with flat heads and low foreheads. «cv. Hi. Iluine'a Mighty Morn. From the ?_taa (Wash.) Ledger. In tho report cf the war department show ing the available military strength of this country, it is shown that the state of Wash ington has an organized militia consisting of 82 officers, Cl musicians and 604 privates This would look like a weak force in case of trouble, but we havo at the head of it Gen. Ballaine, and one blast upon his bugle horn were worth ten thousand men. But That's "Enterprise" Doneheruo. From the Duluth Herald. The Washington correspondent of the St Paul Dispatch located State Auditor Dunri at the capital on Saturday afternoon. As Mr. Dunn did not leave Duluth until 11-15 o clock Friday night, he must have traveled in an airship mflatcd by the Collins boom. AT THE HOTELS. v A5 J°^r K \ C Cummings. Buffalo, N. ton J £ m**!? 7 ' Chica B°: J- Mewsalt, Owa tonna. F M. Kempsey, Helena; M. D. Allen Helena; W H. Dawson and daughter, Clay ton, J Lohse, Winona: S. H. Gingley. Lake SmfV 111 Geor se R- Sager, Duluth; R. w Wilkinson. Fargo. CLARENDON— R. C. Laufman. St. Croix Falls; C. N. Curran. Breckenridge; F T Day Cleveland; R. .\f. Wheeler, Cleveland- R h' Grace, Morris; M. D. Manning, Willmar- E. C. Chase, Enderlin; ___. T. Brady. Blue Earth- J. L. Blair, Northfield; C. L. Smith, Butte, Mont.; Benjamin Williams, Willmar; O. P. Rive, Willmar. MERCHANTS'— P. P. Young. Fargo; G. S. Atchley. Duluth; L. Berry, Chicago; J. M. Smith, Chicago; J. A. Parker and wife, Chi cago; J. A. Murray, Montana; A. E. Buck man La Crosse; P. S. Davidson, La Crosse; R. P. Quick, Chicago; F. H. Lambert Win nipeg; j. G. Whitlock. Gettysberg, S. D.; F. Wilcox, Hancock; W. S. Blackman. Chi cago; J. Bowers, Dubuque; F. D. Phelps Buffalo; J. P. Lyton, St. Louis; L. G. Tan ner, Chicago: J. Sturtevant. St. Cloud; .1. 11. Mayois. Larimore; H. F. Arnold Lari more; T. M. Spencer, Portland. Or.; William Anglim. Crookston; R. D. Barnum New X°r k; -. U - G - Wright - Chatfield; A. Stuart, Detroit; H. Charlton, Detroit; W. J. Schu maker. Chicago; H. P. Davis, Sioux Falls jC. A. Towle and wife. Grinwell, Io .; J S Stone, Springfield, Mass.; J. J. Lyne Dur ango. Cal.; A. C. Stode, Maysville, Ky.- B F - , Flln A- 9 saK °' 10 - : J - W - Ailes - Detroit, Mich.; O. J. Olson. Chicago; L. E. Johnson feioux City; E. Carlson. Minnewaukan N H' : J -J 1 - Woerz and wife, Bowdle, S. D. £•-. * att . er ' Ber n, Wis.; John Rich, Red B: M I- V S ar V_ r ' Mason Cit y- 10 -: Wil liam McFarland, Mason City, 10. METROPOLITAN^Ta. Payne, Duluth; B. F. Miller, St. Louis, .Mo.; D. F. Henry Jr New York; Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston! \\inona, Minn.; E. J. Jones, Fargo N D : C. H Mix Crookston. Minn.; A. B. Stevens' Grand Forks, N. D. ; B. A. Laidlow, Chicago;' Mr. and Mrs. A. Blodgett Jr.. Faribault Minn.. James E. Johnson, Fargo N D - w' A. Grover. Wheatland, N. D.; M. E Martin' Detroit Minn.; B. C. Singleton, Du'buque : James B. Lewis, La Crosse. RYAN— F. M. March, Zumbrota; George C Howe, Duluth: Neill Finch and wife Tracy : ™ > R ;_. H ?r u> „?; t , evens ' Polnt: M - s - Burrows! Duluth; H. Wilson, Faribault; W H Whel ling, Boston; Otis A. Poole, Yokolioma. WDfDSQR— Mrs. M. B. Humis. St. Cloud- Mrs. Annio Tiliston, St. Cloud; Mr. and Mrs' M. M. Williams, Little Falls; I. K. Kerr "and wite, Eau Claire; Florence Crane. Rochester- E. L. Spencer. Chicago; A. 1,. McCord Chi cago; Daniel Shell. Worthington; L. A Ba ker and wife, New Richmond. Wis • J E Shaw, Stillwater; Dr. F. A. Lenox, Stillwater- Miss Shirley Castle. Stillwater; Miss Mare Millbrook. Stillwater; H. H. Smith New Richmond. Wis.; Dr. G. S. Wade and wife New Richmond, Wis.; R. H. McCoy and wife' Lakeland. Minn.; J. W. McCry and wife New Richmond. Wis.; Oscar Hooey, Minneapolis- John Brennan. West Superior, Wis.- A H Reld, Philadelphia, Pa.; E. J. Chilton 'and wife. Howard Lake; T. S. Campbell West Superior; E. S. Richards and wife, Duluth; E. Y. Chilton and wife. Howard Lake- George H. Wright, Boston; H. J. Dervun, Boston- J B. Hurley, Duluth: H. A. Lagrandem and wife and boy. Somerset, Wis. : Theo. Welland Shakopee; J. C. Colbam, Chicago; E t' Child. Chicago; Andrew D. O'Brien. Grace ville, Minn.: William J. Penny, Willmar- Martin J. O'Brien. Willmar; W. T. Clarkson, St. Louis; R. B. Green, shrdlushrdlshr H P Campbell. Butte; J. G. Ackerman. Billings- Frank E. Pullman. Blue Earth City; W. B Mitchell. St. Cloud; Mrs. Louis Lundemo, Litchfield; Mrs. Benjamin Atkcnson, Litch field; C. E. Beckmark, Red Wing; J E King. Red Wing: J. W. Owen, Higbee, Mo. j M. B. Abeles, St. Cloud; Thomas Archer. Murdcck. Minn.; Miss Florence King. Litch field: Mrs. Charles Grcenleaf. Litchfield; W. L. Hollester, Austin: Dr. J. W. Thompson and wife. Austin: .1. D. Jones. Long Prairie; H. J. Johnson. Waseca; John Hulville, De troit: J. J. Dow, Faribault. A Wilting Patriot. Gov. Clough— Dear Sir: I have the most profound respect for those patriots who are offering their services, as commissioned offi cers to fight Spain and to prove that I am somewhat of a patriot myself, I hereby tender my services to the state, subject to the fol lowing conditions: I notice tbat most of my compatriots come frcm old co lonial stock and born commanders. May father fit in the war of 1812 and carrl.d the scar of a bullet wound in the calf of his left leg to the grave. Two of my cousins cnlis:ed in the :ate war, and both of my sisters' husbands re sponded to the draft. One of th? latter patri otically paid a poor neighbor $300 to go as his substitute, but the one we loved best we still mourn for. as he has not been seen since early in the morning of the battle of Winchester. The report that he had deserted and gone to Canada we know to be false and are satisfied was started by a mean neighbor, who was jealous of the war record our family was making. ln tho affrays of our country I havo been personally unfortunate, in that I was too young t<r serve in the War of tho Rebellion and now that I am too old to endure the hard ships and dangers of the field cr sea, I re spectfully offer my services as a quarter master or sutler— the latter preferred. Fearing you might be cut of town and that a personal letter would not reach you until the report of the investigating commit tee might render my sacrifice unnecessary I address you through the press, but I beg that your excellency will keep this proposal as quiet as possible until hostilities are declared. Patriotically yours. — Glds Olger. P. S.— Should all the sutlerships be spoken for I will accept a commission to buy mules, or other munitions of war, and without recompense, exceot only. such modest profits as may b? agreed upon between myself ar.S my subordinates, whom I shall be allowed to name. — O. O. St. Paul, Minn., March 2. 18_8. EVERY TRAIN IS LOADED TWO OP THEM SEN*T WKST 11. SECTIONS Klondike Travel Seems (<> lie I■■ - ereudiiiK Each Successive Duy Gold Seeker* Are More Generally From the Central States Than Those Who Left Earlier. The transQonUnen.al trains leaving SU f aul yesterday did a great business, It being found necessary in the case of the Great Northern and Northern Pa cific to run their trains in. two sections, while the Soo train added several carl? to t_J)e regular eejuipment. The number of people who passed through St. Paul to the gold fields was greater than at any time since the rush began. Parties came in during the morning and even some from the night before, from all parts of the country, and the uniyp depot and big train shed was the busiest place in the city at leaving time. BIGGEST PARTY VET W r ent Went on the First See tion of the Northern Pacilic. The first section of the Pacific mall on the Northern Pacific yesterday consisted for the most part of a train load of Klondikers, which came into town with their lares and penates over the Milwaukee from Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The party is known as the Purcell party, and numbers 116 persons, including three min isters, five lawyers, nine doctors and three civil engineers, to say nothing of the practi cal miners, carpenters, machinists, etc. The trip was made under the care of District Pas senger Agent Phil H. Neel, of the Northern Pacific at St. Louis, and included the Wabash, lowa Central, Milwaukee and Northern Pa cific. It was the largest party of Klondikers which has come to St. Paul. There wero five tourist sleepers, and two baggage cars filled with dogs and outfits. The leader of the party is B. F. Purcell, of High Hill, Mo., who has spent some time in Alaska, where he has several holdings on Bear creek and Indian river, t:.~ *-.", _., Bail from Tacoma Ss tSe&ty of Seittte March _ ior -.-ueau, where the outfit will be added to. Thence tho party will proceed with all expedition to the Stewart river, where the members will remain not less than two years. IN AN ILLINOIS PARTY. People From Rdckford and Galena Who Will Try Their Lack. A Great Northern tourist sleeper came in from Rockford, 111., yesterday with a party of Klondikers. The party used the Illinois Cen tral and Great Western, and at 1:30 yester day afternoon were taken West on one of the sections of the Great Northern's Alaska limited. They are bound for Fort Wrangel. The Rockford men were as follows: D. W. Yates, D. Mclnnis, D. Vincer, D. W. Shirley, J. Robertson, J. Nelsln, Charles Mail ander, Oscar Johnson, Gus Olsen, Gus Winne holm, Charles Welberg, W. P. Hefferman, Gotlieb Meier, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Metson, P. G. Lake. In the same car were the following men from Galena: George W. Ivey, William A Rouse, J. A. Schultz, Hugh McCabe, James McCabe, H. H. Rotoson, Hugh Connor, Will iam A. Marz, Chris Oldenburg. Caught at the Trains. Quite a big party of Chlcagoans were on COLLINS STILL IN DOUBT ABOIT MAKING AN ACTIVE HISTLE THIS YEAR Repeals the Assertion Originally Made That He Will Make the Race If His Friends Seenre the Nomi nation for Him His Trip to Du luth Was Satisfactory. Loren W. Collins, judge of the su preme court and a prominent candidate for governor, was asked yesterday by a reporter for The Globe: "Do you intend to become an active and open candidate for the Republican nomination for governor?" "I cannot say yet whether I will be," he responded, "but I will say, as I have said before, that I am willing to take the nomination and make the race, if the work of my friends will bring it to me." "How about tliat conference at Du luth? Did your friends ask you to come out squarely and make a hard fight?" "Yes, they did. However, that con ference has been overstated. There was no conference in the sense that the word is generally used. 1 was in Du luth sounding sentiment up in that di rection, and all the talk I had with the people up there was purely infor mal, and not at all prearranged. I had heard that the sentiment there was against me, and I went there to ascer tain the truth of the matter. What I learned was highly satisfactory. The reports had been overrated. The pres ence of Auditor Dunn was entirely un expected, so far as I was concerned, and the same may be said of others of those who were there." "When will you make a statement definitely stating your position in this matter?" "That I can't say. I don't see that it is necessary just at present, and I wish a little time in which to look over the situation. I shall be guided by what I may learn in the meanwhile." "What about the talk that, if you come out as a candidate. Senator Knute Nelson will be compelled to take a hand in the fight?" "That is simple nonsense. Senator Nelson has been my friend for thirty years, and I do not believe he will do anything to oppose me. It is Senator Nelson's earnest desire to keep entirely clear of this contest, and, rely upon it, he will have none of it, whether I am a candidate or not. Don't you be lieve a word of that story. It is not true." NO SPRINKLING AWARDS. Honrd of Public Works Wants to In vestigate the Bonds. The board of public work 3 yesterday an nounced that the award of the contracts for street sprinkling would not be made for several days. Nicholas Feyen. the lowest bidder, in nino of the eleven districts, filed wih his bids | bidder's bonds in each district in the sum | of $3,000, with J. G. Donnelly and James j Maloney as sureties. The members of the board arc in doubt ! as to the qualifications of the bondsmen, not I only in the Feyen bids, but otheis submitted : and will make a close inrrstigati 11 of the j bonds before awarding the contracts President Copcland stitcd that the St. Paul ' Cartage company, to which firm the contract j for laying woeden s : d?walks lad been award ed, had agreed to furnish a surety company bond aud it was a question with the board as to whether it would not be good policy to insist on a surety bond In each of th a spring ling contracts. WILL HI V AROUND RONDO. Selby Avenue Line Patrons to Be Taken That Way. The street railway company has decided upon a plan which will prevent the patrons of the Selby avenue line from walking from ! Sunim! 1 . to Pleasant avenues during the month or so the safety device is being placed on the hill. Cars will be run during the construction of the device on Selby avenue to Farrington avenue, and on that thoroughfare to the Rondo street line, and thence down town. This will necessitate the laying of tempo rary' tracks on Farrington avenue, from Selby avenue to Rondo street. The inconvenience of transferring on the hill, as was at first contemplated, however, will be avoided. RILES FOR THE OLYMPIC. thief Goss Personally Delivers Some Orders to the Monngrr. Peter Blair, manager and proprietor of the Olympic theater, was personally waited upon yesterday afternoon at 4 p. m. by Chief of Police Goss and no tified that, commencing today, he must the Northern Pacific train yesterday, bound dogs 'and , Ska f Uay ' Somo " f «*" "ad hard inri, „5 ands WPre we " "Utßtted for fn.luded B n w r °i. Kh , I wt ' ath<r - The party ,'™ e S m (, We J. ks - M - "• Beattie. &K. Long B. M. Van Envegce, .1 It M,. lav C £ V, uttc .,- M,ke McCrmack Q 'Weed Martin Castarla. N. w. Reynolds a .' Hall, R. p. Pulgrow. "eynolds, A. D. LIFE Vt i\ SK \<;i AY Dcscrihcd by Mike Qulnla,,, Wll „ W.-.s Not Shot. Mike Quinlan, the former Minn, apoli.s de tective, who was reported to have been shot at Skaguay, appears to be enjoying his usual good health. h m dated Fob. 13, in which he gives a lively picture Of life in Skaguay. There beine no regular municipal govcriu nn , that town Quinlan, » 9 deputy United States a rsba ' corresponds to a chief ol police •"•"'snal. h,.nT l r i tCS l i iat . Goorg<% brackett's trail j. built and ready for traffic. He .says that b.i himself traveled on it from Lake , ,v o skaguay, forty milts, in nine tours. .-<:!i_iso__ nnd Wlekery. Charles E. Johnson and J. B. Wi. k. ry one time district passenger agent and commercial agent of the Northern Pacific al I'iiKi.urr reached here yesterday with a number of their friends en route to the gold country where a friend of the two struck it rich on a grub stake proposition at the bottom of whirl, the two railroaders were. He mado the start and they qj-y to follow it up. In the party with them were F. D. Wlekery, William Craig, Joseph Waddell, J. L Greesly and William Jost. They left on the Northern Pacific Northern Pot-Hie Travelers. Among tho passengers on the outgoing Northern Pacilic train were the following: J. J. Cooney, M. C. Kelley. J. Jamison. Bert Hascomb, Memphis, Term.; Charles Kanir, Chris Hansen, William Cummings, James O'Brien, St. Louis, .Mo.; J. M. M< I.eland. Ru pert Schultheops, Aug. Baumgartner, William Oehlers. Indianapolis; James Green, Charles Dietz, F. 11. Barnett, L. A. Fox, Keokuk, Io.; Gus Hohesee, John Jasnanski, James Jas nanski, Gust Honeberg, Fountain Lake. Consider Thirteen l.ucky. Among the Klondikers who left on the. Great Northern were a number nj jas__ b "^7" ing from Traverse 0»f» ",T!r.i. Th-^~ were thirteen ln the party, but this fact had little to do with the comfort and happiness of the party, none of whose mem bers had time to be superstitious. The mem bers are bound for the Copper river, and ars taking quite an extensive outfit. Here are the names: J. O. Langworthy. O. C. Carver, E. E. Ernst, William lies. Levi lies, Dave lies, Hugh Boyd, Jim Boyd. Mr. Grandy, W. W. Miller, Mr. Augustine, Will iam Nelson, Tom McLaughlin. These Are GoiiiK', Too. The roster of gold seekers who left on the Great Northern yesterday included the following: L. B. Lyons, James Janson, P. Olsen, St. Paul; William Riester. Frank Curtis, James Foster, Arthur Bowen., Uri Spofford, Frank Phelps. Auburn. N. V. ; A .W. Patterson, H. D. Coale, A. W. Van Sant, Baltimore; J. E. Hamlin, S. Turner, D. Mor rison, Bradford. Pa.; F. R. Allen. S. S. Sopor, Galcoburg; Harry Van Scaik. A. 'luber, Clay ton. 111.; Eli Judy. Golden, 111.; 7. M. Wad. John Gault, Moline. Went Via the Soo. Among the passengers on the Soo train out yesterday morning, bound for the s-.1l fit Ids, were the following: E. R. King, Andrew Kennedy, from South St. Paul; Messrs. Mitchell, H. F. Nichols. J. M. Piers,.n. E. L. Egan, from Chicago; J. N. MacLeod. Thomas Monro, D. W. Collem, B. H. Berlin. Chloago; S. Wlliams. A. B. Dodd, Logansport, Ind. diseontiue selling refreshments in the foyer of the theater or on the main floor. The only satisfaction Mr. Blair could get from the chief when inquiring the reason or cause for such an order, wa.s that it was the orders from headquar ters, which Mr. Blair presumes means the mayor. Manager Blair would not say last night, when seen by aGI o b c reporter, whether he would obey the order or not, but replied that, before deciding, he would consult his attorney. Mr. Blair is a new arrival in t_v city and took possession of the Olympic en Feb. 10 last. ITALIAN OPERA WOES. Lester ( 'm \\ foril Wants Validity of His < on true I Tented. The statement that the Del Conte Opera company was to leave St. Paul today created considerable consterna tion last night among the people who have been connected with the urbani zation and who have been left out of the plans, since the recent rupture. It was stated that the company will leave today to resume a part of the engagements made, ine-luding the towns of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. They will go, it is understood, on the Wisconsin Central. Inquiry last night brought out the fact that Mr. Harris, who. it ieew_ represents the interests of the artists, was in Minneapolis. Fred Coiver. the erstwhile treasurer of the organiza tion, was in St. Paul, however, and probably wished he wasn't. Lester Crawford, the man who, rumor says, was called from his theater in Topeka, to assume control of the company at 'Frisco, saw Mr. Colver last night, and condemned him in unmeasured terms for having let him in for the present imbroglio. The conversation took place In the Ryan hotel, and, according to Mr. Crawford, Colver was responsible for his having gone West and becoming in any way interested in the musical but impractical Italians. Agent Riekaby was seen last night, but had nothing to say regardini. the situation or what the management end was going to do looking to the fulfill ment of a contract said to have been signed some two months ago between Crawford and the company. Mr. Crawford was seen at his rooms in the Ryan, and fn>m him it was learned that he had signed a contract with Del Conte two months ago for forty weeks, and although he was ig norant as to whether or not the com pany had made any money, he thought he was entitled to know whether or not there was any virtue in the agree ment. Mr. Crawford listened to the state ment that the company intended to start off on its own account, and had little to say, adding that he would not prevent such a move. There were reasons, ho explained, why he could not now explain what plan he meant to follow to brini; the recalcitrants to book for the broken contract. Several members of the com pany were seen, but they declined to say whether they were going to leave the city today () r not. The company was booked at the Lyceum theater, Duluth. for Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, and Manager Fr. d .Marsh was in the city yesterday to see what the exact situation was. The Crawford contract is signed in the name of Del Conte & Co.. and Mr. Crawford admitted that he would probably take steps to get his money back in case Del Conte could lie shown to be responsible. SHORT SIXES. BOSTON. Mass.. March 2.— The Very Cy cling Manufacturing company. -^ Boston, has made an assignment. Liabilities are $..".. --000 Lexington, Ky.. March 2. —Edward L Trie.-, aged 47 years, a prominent and wealthy busi ness man, committed suicide today. Detroit. March 2. — The state board of arbi tration. In the matter of the strike ol tin? riveters employed in Wheeler & Co.'s ship yard, at Bay City, has decided that tho 1_97 rate be paid. Redding, Cal., March 2.— Forty miners em ployed by the Lagrange Hydraulic' Mining company, at Weaverville, have gone ou a strike. San Francisco. March 2.— William Clarkson. foreman of the rol'.lng department at tho mint, was held for trial today, on a charge of embezzling gold from the rolling depart ment. Philadelphia, March 2.— The British steamer Kensington, London, for this port, has ar rived with the crew of the British bark Mis tletoe on board. Bay City, Mich.. March 2.— The Polish church war, in which two factions havo long fought for possession of the property. Is ended. Both factions have asked the bishop to restore haimony.