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VOL. XXI.— NO. 81.
TOLD FOR PASTIME. Lac Stafford, every one knows Lac, even If he does live in Minneapolis; he built the Metropolitan opera house over there one day when he wasn't thinking: he did other things that might have helped him to an enduring f;iiiH . but the opera house was his crown ing work, for ho not only built it in a fit of pique, because Menage wouldn't do lt, bu; lu< afterwards sold a piece of It — which was mnch lhe more clever thing of the two. Well, Lac rame over here yesterday. Hew Urn plac-e is growing," said Lac. He hasn't been here in years. Then he colle.-u>d a "push" ar.d proceeded to tell stories. He told one about Frank Cothraln, whom every one knows. 11, used to be in Minneapolis, but lie's on the read now contributing to the ga\ei\ i.i nations by telling the natives of : --■■■-■ roads towns how it happened. Inci dentally, it may he mentioned, for Hn- benefit of ih. few people who don't know- Frank, '■ that In- is more than half wise. Said Lac: "Frank and another fellow were up In j ' Michigan on a trip once, and they ] nt. t a v. isi man who thought they would be j soft in a poker game. The landlord of the ! hotel tliey were stopping at was a friend of i Cothrain's. The wise stranger went to the ' landlord and told him that he had a good ' thing in the way of a poker system, and he i Would like to get a game on with the string- ; *rs meaning Cothrain and his friend. If the \ landlord would fix it the stranger would cut up ;ii, proceeds. "Tlie landlord was sore at being played for I a ste.i pigeon, and he thought he might aa well fix the stranger. He introduced Coth raln as a horse man and his friend as a silk salesman. And he sat ln the game him self. "The stranger had a hold-out apparatus planted under the table. Presently there ! came up a pretty good pot, and everybody j got all his money in. It was about «ime | for the stranger to lift the hand he had planted, but just as he went after it Mr. Cothrain Gorgonteed him with a stony stare, and the hand never came up. The landlord took the money. "After a while the same lay came up. There was a big pot. and the stranger went after ! the cooler under the table. Cothrain's friend ; got his eye on him, and the hand was again played without the hold-out. "The third time it came off the landlord j did the staring, and Cothrain got the pot. ! Then the stranger got on that they were ! wise and quit. He had dropped three or four ! hundred. "A couple of years afterwards Cothrain j was at a race meeting in Detroit, or some where, and he met the stranger. He greet ed him cheerfully, and the stranger was a bit surly. They talked for a minute, and ' Cothrain remarked " Say. I'd like to ask you a question. Did you ever get back with the hand you went after in that poker game?" " Gen. Clapp tossed one of those bouquets that are handled so deftly by gentlemen of the bar at Mr. Butts Saturday. Mr. Butts was arguing on a motion In the Clcwett case. He had talked much and fervently; had beon telling the court how It happened and had run the gamut of the authorities from Lycurgus to Judge Gallick. when he came to a halt and wiped his perspiring brow. Gen. Clapp got up very deliberately and remarked: "May it please the court, I believe that I will follow in the footsteps of my learned brother. Butts, and submit this question with out argument." The fat man that runs an Interurban car stuck his head out of his cage as he was killing time In front of the Ryan, yester day, and said to the car cleaner: "This Is real pleasure riding around all the time, I suppose you think?" "Ay tank so," remarked the person ad dressed. "You're a Backer," said the fat man. "You remind me of a fool conductor I knew. He got a job and worked twenty-nine days — four teen hours every day. They gave him the thirtieth day off, and the blooming idiot put In the holiday riding back and forth over the line." M. J. Costello is no longer with the old line Tops. They tell of him that he went over to Minneapolis the other night to attend a Pop meeting. He was delayed, and instead of catching the last through car he caught one at 12:15 and was thrown off out at Midway. "And then." said Costello, "I had to leave the other Pops and take to the middle of the road." John A. Holler, of Monticello, once repre sentative and the newly appointed deputy col lector of customs at Rainy Lake, was in the city yesterday. Mr. Holler was the representative, in 1893. who "hollered" so successfully for Senator Davis on the the memorable 22d of January. The house of representatives was crowded to suffocation that day, because a United States senator was to be elected and the crowd knew lt was going to be close. So they came. The roll was called and Mr. Davis had within one of enough to send him to the I'nited States senate for another six years. There was a season of breathless suspense, only broken when John A. Holler, of Monti cello, the only absentee, came tearing through the crowd of people which lined the rear corridor, just as the tally sheet was being handed up to the speaker, and yellid: "Cushman K. Davis." This "holler" re-elected Mr. Davis and bedlam broke loose. He walked up to tho police officer on the •orner. and after a little hesitation made up his mind to speak. "Have you seen It?" he asked mysteriously. "Seen what?" said the officer shortly. "Well, I don't know just what. But did you see any blonde ladies ln pink tights rid ing white horses, or any man riding in a den of lions?" "Xo," said the office, shortly. "I ain't." "Can't be lt, then," with a sigh. "Seen any men with blacked faces riding in a band wagon?"' "Xo." "Xo men In red hats and blue boots walk ing up and down street?" "Xo." "And no cowboys with pistols all over and yellow saddles?" This as a last despairing effort. "Xo, I ain't seen none of 'em." "I'm sorry. I heard my boy say this was the day for the vernal equinox, and I want ed to see her if sbe was in town. But I guess she didn't come." The policeman was interested himself, and he tried hard to think, but gave lt up. "Xo." he said, and this time regretfully, "1 guess she didn't." BLIZZARD IS COMING. Terrific Wind nnd Snow Storm Rnsr ing in Smith Dakota nnd Western Minnexota. Special to The St. Paul Globe, RARNESVILLE, Minn., March 21.— terrific wind and snow* storm set in about 2 p. m. today, the wind blowing: at the rate of sixty miles an hour from the north, accompanied by blinding: hiow and sand. All traffic ls delayed. The storm promises to last all night. Special to The St. Paul Globe. PIERRE, S. D., March 21.— A driving mow storm has prevailed here all af ternoon, and it is drifting: badly. It is a reminder that four years ago tonignt trains were stalled in the yards here by drifts, and tonight promises to be about the same. Special to The St. Paul Globe. DULUTH. Minn.. March 21.— A ter rific blizzard struch Duluth at 11 o'clock tonight. The temperature dropped 30 degrees in about an hour. Snow is falling in clouds and the wind is blow ing a gale. MILLER, S. D., March 21.— A severe snow storm and cold weather prevails over this section 'today THE ST. PAUL GLOBE MICHAEL TO MAKE THE RACE CENTRAL DEMOCRATIC ASSO CIATION INDORSES HIM It In Expected He Will Agree to Muk i- a Flight If Necessary for the Dt-iiioci-at-t'lllzciiN' Nomina tion Kiefer Draws Well In the Sixth Ward Fcldhiiust-r Will Stay In the Race. J. C. MU-hael will probably be one of lhi> candidates for the~mayoralty nomi nation before the Democrat-Citizens convention. Mr. Michael was boosted into the race last night. The Central Democratic association held a meeting at A. O. U. W. hall and discussed the available candidates. Pierce Butler's name was mentioned, but Mr. Butler said he couldn't made the race. Henry Haas was also men tioned, but Mr. Haas also declined. Finally a motion was made that it was the sense of the association that J. ('. Michael should be made the stand ard bearer at the coming campaign and this was passed by a unanimous vote. A committee was appointed consist ing of President T. L. Kane. Henry Haas and Pierce Butler to notify Mr. Michael of the action of the club. lt was the general opinion that Mr. Michael would consent to make the fight for the nomination if a fight is necessary and, if it is not necessary, to accept tlie nomination. There was considerable excitement yesterday afternoon among the man agers and assistant managers of the several mayoralty booms over the re ported withdrawal of Edward Feld hauser from the race. Mr. Feldhauser was found in the cor ridor of the Germania Life building shaking hands witii members of the Commercial club, wlio greeted him as "Mr. Mayor." "There is nothing to the statement that I have withdrawn," said Mr. Feld hauser. "I can assure you that I have not and will not withdraw, and, what is more to the point, I am as good as nominated right at this time. It is del egates that count, and I am "securing them rapidly." The story that the Ninth ward may oralty candidate had withdrawn was started by a politician who called to see Mayor Doran at his office Saturday afternoon. At the time the gentleman called Mayor Doran was closeted with Rev. Sam Smith, of the People's church. The conference between the mayor and the reverend gentleman lasted over an hour. Of course there wns no+Vilne* strange about Rev. Mr. Smith calling on the mayor, but Sunday afternoon the gen tleman who had to wait for the in terview between the pastor of the Peo ple's church and Mayor Doran to end noticed Rev. Mr. Smith and Judge Howard at the residence of Mr. Feld hauser. This was enough to satisfy the poli tician that there was some scheme on foot, and he spoke of the meeting of the trio at Mr. Feldhauser's residence, and connected the same with the inter view had between Rev. Sam Smith and Mayor Doran Saturday afternoon. The report spread rapidly, and was added to as it was retold, finally result ing in the statement that Mr. Feld hauser had withdrawn in favor of Mr. Doran. This is the way W. W. Erwin has of getting out of the heroic indorsement he gave F. B. Doran two years ago in a letter to the public a day or so be fore election: "Yes, I said at the time Mr. Doran was making his race for mayor 'I will give you my life if Doran does not give you an honest administration.' The only thing I can do now ls to offer my life and services to the people, and this I shall probably do if the Democratic convention tenders me the nomination for mayor." The regular weekly meeting of the Sixth Ward Democratic club will be held at the club rooms, on South Wa basha street, tonight. A very large attendance is expected, not only from the members of the club, but other Democrats. Addresses will be delivered during the evening by T. R. Kane, F. L. McGhee and Samuel Whaley. The meeting ls expected to be an interest ing one, and several matters of im portance looking to united Democracy will be considered during the evening. A prominent Democrat of the Sixth ward said that the Sixth has three good men who would be hard to beat during the coming campaign. The men, he said, were Anthony Yoerg, for comp troller; John G Wardell, of the Spa Bottling company, for assemblyman, and Frank Baer, for alderman. Any ticket with their names on, he said, would sweep the Sixth ward for De mocracy, regardless of who were the nominees on the other tickets. The ticket, as named above, has as yet re ceived no official indorsement from the Democrats of the Sixth, but it is un derstood that it is the ticket of the Sixth Ward Democratic club. About 200 Democrats, including Capt. Burger and Aid. Stutzman, attended the meeting of the Second Ward Demo cratic club at Kalkanhauser's hall last evening. After a number of new members had signed the constitution, P. M. Quist was called upon for a speech. Mr. Qvist took occasion to score the so called business administration of the Republicans, but believed the man would be named by the Democrats to put the city back in its proper condi tion. He was followed by F. L. McGhee, who laid the blame for the charges ot rupture in the ranks of the party at the doors of the Democrats themselves, because they did so much talking and not enough work. "Go to the primaries yourselves," he said, "and elect your own delegates to the convention. If there is a split, don't talk of harmony, go to the primaries, two primaries if necessary, and fight it out once for all. "If they lick us we will take our medicine like men, and if we beat them make them take theirs." Continuing, he said: "When I first came to St. Paul Erwin was talking Farmers' Alliance, two years ago you all know what he was talking about. In that letter he wrote then he said he would give his life if Doran didn't give an honest administration. Well, what in the world is he living for; he has no business any place except standing on the outer rail of the high bridge." Mr. McGhee thought probably Erwin would explain that letter by saying he had been honestly mistaken. Mr. Mc- Ghee said: "If that is so, who misled him? Every honest Democrat told him Doran would be a failure, then If any body but a Democrat misled him, what business has he to say he is a rock ribbed Democrat? "What have we to protect our homes? Men who go around the streets in league with thieves and thugs. No one is proud of our police force, not even Doran. "The real 'mayor' runs a saloon; even Mayor Doran's personal organs, the Dispatch and Pioneer Press, call him 'Mayor Griffin.' If it is not so, why doesn't Mayor Doran come out and deny it?" i After Mr. McGhee had finished sug- TUESDAY AiOKNING gestions were asked as to suitable can didates for alderman, with the under standing that no Indorsements were to be made. Peter Memmer, Peter Mattson, J. M. Smith and once Aid. Chas. Kurtak were mentioned, but there was some opposi tion to the latter, owing to his affilia tion to the Scannell ticket two years ago. Mr. Kartak said he wasn't run ning after tlie nomination and was perfectly willing to step down and out in favor of any other Democrat. Considerable discussion ensued and the meeting adjourned until next Mon day night. A meeting of the St. Paul Bimetallic union was held last evening at A. O. U. W. temple. About 100 members were present, Vice President George C. Lam bert presiding, and S. M. Badger act ing as secretary. The committee of fifteen, appointed at the regular meeting of the union March 14, for the purpose of uniting the forces for the coming municipal election, submitted a report of its work so far performed. The report went on I to ask the sense of the bimetallic union as to the propriety of its continuance in service, saying: The committee begs leave to say that, !n Its opinion, the union or crystallization of all the reform forces of the city Into prac tically one force, in the coming municipal I campaign is a consummation devoutly to be wished, and one that ought to be un selfishly and unweariedly labored for by every voter who has the cause of finan cial reform and of good municipal govern ment earnestly at heart. That the op ponents of the party controlling the pres- I ent city administration are largely ln ihe I majority in the city ls universally con i ceded. If that party succeeds ln contlnu | ing itself in power at the coming election, it will be because of the division and dis traction of the hosts of voters opposed to it. Upon this division and distraction is based its hope of success. Thero ought to be, therefore, Intelligence enough among the reform forces, who are united upon the essential question, to discern the situation, and patriotism and public spirit enough to prompt them to rise to the occasion. The universal sentiment, as expressed at both meetings of the committee among its members and Its conference, was that lhe city of St. Paul, in common with the whola country, ls suffering from the effects of the financial system known as the single gold standard. And that this ill condition can not be permanently removed until, with other reforms, there shall be established and maintained by the United States ihe fre e and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the ratio or 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth. To this point your com mittee and the conference who met with It were decidedly of opinion that no candi date ought to be nominated for any mu nicipal oflice to be voted for at the com ing city election who ls not unreservedly for the free coinage of gold and silver at 16 to 1; and his record at the last general election must be consistent ln that respect. For the results of the beneficent effects that will follow upon the retirement of the present Republican administration of the city from place and power, and Its substi tution by an administration really and honestly reformatory in character, and for the good effect that such action will have upon the future political contests in this city, state and nation. Your committee earnestly hopes that there wHI be effected ln the coming city campaign a fair and en thusiastic union and co-operation of all tho reform forces of our goodly city, for whosa Interests and wtllfare we will ever labor, and for whose prosperity we will ever pray. The report was approved and the motion of E. M. Card, that the com mittee of fifteen should be continued, was adopted. The committee will act as the executive head of the union and confer with other committees, etc. The following resolution, which was adopted by the committee at their first meeting, March 15, was adopted by the union last night: Resolved, That in the opinion of this com mittee the pending campaign should be conducted by reform forces on a platform containing a plank among other planks, favoring the free coinage of gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, or an equivalent declaration. The Young Men's Democratic club of the Third ward held a meeting at 548 Broadway. H. W. McDonald presided. E. G. Hlnebaugh was unanimously in dorsed for mayor by a rising vote. A Republican club was formed last night at Odd Fellows hall, Payne ave nue, with about 140 active Republican members of the First ward. The fol lowing were elected officers: Fred C. Nelson, president; C. Knapp, first vice president; Emanuel Johnson, second vice president; F. Ledstrand, secretary; Swan Olson, treasurer. Mayor Doran's administration was unanimously indorsed by the meeting and it was decided that every member of the club should use every honorable means to secure Mr. Doran's renomina tlon and election. An executive committee of one from each precinct of the ward was ap pointed, and the committee will meet Thursday evening for the purpose of selc-ctlng delegates for the coming Re publican convention. The next meeting of the club will be held Friday, March 25, at the same place. Theo. McKerscheim, the war horse of the Third ward, is being boomed by his friends for alderman on the Demo cratic ticket. He will open headquar ters in the Market house next week. The Democratic precinct committee men of the Eighth ward, will meet this evening at Brandle's hall, University and Western. All committeemen are earnestly requested to be present. "Everything looks well so far as Col. Kiefer's chances are concerned," said J. C. Reichardt, who is a trusty in charge of the Kiefer headquarters. "We have as yet not been annoyed by the strikers who are always asking for money. Not a man who has called to offer his services has mentioned that he was after money. "We figure now that on the flrst bal lot Col. Kiefer wiil have 140 votes, and that means that he will be nominated on the second ballot, and, perhaps, on the first one." Notices were sent out from the Dona hower headquarters yesterday for a meeting to be held this evening. Each invitation enclosed a card, which will have to be presented at the door in or der to secure admission. Only those taking a lively Interest in the Dona hower movement are to be present, and owing to the size of the rooms the in vitations have been limited to 200. B. F. Knauft has Informed a few of his friends that ln case either Capt. Burger of George Hammond secures the nomination for alderman in the Second ward he will run as an Independent candidate. Six hundred persons interested in the nomination of Col. Kiefer for mayor on the Republican ticket gathered at Liedertafel hall In the Sixth ward last eveulng. The audience was not confined ex clusively to voters of the Sixth ward, a meeting scheduled to be held in the Eighllh ward having been called off in order to allow the crowd to journey over to the home of Mayor Doran and cheer for Kiefer. Rev. Mr. Oehler presided, and the first speaker was Judge Latta, who stated that the object of the meeting was to secure an expression as to the choice of the voters for a candidate for mayor. Assemblyman Johnson, in a short speech, introduced Col. Kiefer, who an nounced that, if he was nominated and elected, which was not at all doubt ful, he would, with the help of God give the citizens the cleanest govern ment the city ever had. Louis Normandie, of tfhe Eighth ward, spoke at length of the political record made by Col. Kiefer, and August Fitzer, one of the deputies in the clerk of counts' office, suggested three cheers and a rising vote for Col. Kiefer. The suggestion met with unanimous ap proval MARCH 32, 1898. BATTLE-AX IS IN DEMAND IN THE PEACE CONVENTION AT MANKATO Three Factions, Each of Whloh Will Make Things Gory lor lis o|i ponentu 11 It Can uatn Control Tab Sant Force* Will Fi^ht lllt terly Any Aliiiiijit to Indorse Col lins AnttN In Strong Force. Special to The St. Paul Globe. MANKATO, Minn., March 21.— The white-winged dove of peace, with a battle-ax in her bill, is hovering over the Republican party of the Second district tonight. She will alight at Hunt's hall at 11 o'clock tomorrow, and the ax will be used to reconcile the waring elements. If L. P. Hunt gets the weapon first it will be used to chop the under-pinning from that sturdy old veteran, Van Sant; if Morey, of Wino na, gets tlie weapon, farewell to Ed. Weaver's aspiration? for a congression al nomination, and if the tool falls into the hands of Dan Fuel), of Worthing ton, he will chop off Clough's whiskers and sever his own connection with the capitol commission, with one blow. Around the corridors of the Saul paugh tonight, there are fifty more or less well-known politicians who are willing to prove that they are here in the interest of harmony and every man of the lot has a knife up his sleeve. The Van Sant people are not strong numerically, and the other fellows would have everything their own way so far as he is concerned, but the peace convention has gotten out of the con trol of its sponsors. It will turn down Clough and Van Sant, but it will make a tremendous row in another direction for L. P. Hunt, E. I. P. Staede and Weaver will try to secure an indorse ment of the latter's candidacy for the congressional nomination, probably. Word of this was sent out this morn ing and every postmaster within 100 miles will be here tomorrow to protect McCleary. Van Sant won't make a fight, his man, Morey, says. Ex-Minister to the Netherlands Estes, a friend of Van Sant, says the captain told him he would not defend himself from Hunt and his crowd. But the little man from Winona will not be without friends in the peace convention. His friends will endeavor to show that he has no connection with the machine that they propose to anathematize. "We are not of Clough nor with him," they will declare, and they will fight bitter ly the attempt thai j»ay be made to indorse Collins. Gaylord Lamb, of Mankato, is going about tonight with a blue book show ing any one who will listen to him that Collins ran from 10,000 to 14,000 ahead of his ticket in '94. Lamb has a Collins resolution to offer. M. E. L. Shanks, of Fairmont, who is at the head of the McCleary forces, will sup port that resolution if Weaver gives any evidence of helping himself to a congressional indorsement. Shanks' son is postmaster at Fairmont. He himself was chairman of the convention that nominated McCleary. He will be sup ported in any stand he takes by Basils mout, of Wells, who wants to be post master; W. B. Sketch, H. Strum and E. Rucker, of Jackson; Deputy Oil In spector Tuberg, of Mankato; J. A. Everett and H. H. Booney, of Fair mont; L. G. Beebe, postmaster at Win nebago City; R. M. Wheeler, of Owatonna; C. G. Spaulding, of Maple ton, who wants to be postmaster. These people are McCleary men first and anti-Van Sant afterwards. They are willing to turn down Clough and Van Sant, but not to help Collins by helping Weaver. To Torn Down Clongh. The Weaver candidacy has upset all the calculations of the people who agreed to come to this meeting to dis cipline Clough and his man. It was probably at the bottom of the call for the convention. They don't like Dave Clough hereabouts, but Messrs. Hunt and Weaver are too wily to commit themselves to a policy of aggression without some definite aim. The turn ing down of Clough and the Winona man was made an excuse to take a snap judgment against McCleary and ln favor of Weaver. That is the tip among the talent here tonight. Wheth er they will dare do it now that the plan Is known is another question. The leaders of the faction that wants to secure peace by throwing Van Sant into the Mississippi are holding a meet ing tonight. The tip went out after supper and they gathered in the office of Dr. J. W. Andrews; there are not many of them in the inner circle, but they had a tremendous row. In the meeting Ed Weaver, L. P. Hunt, H. P. Hayes, of the Sleepy Eye Dispatch; E. B. Huntington, of the Wlndom Report er; G. C. Whitney, of Marshall, son cf the public printer, and Dr. Andrews. Hunt started the row by submitting the resolution he intends to put before the convention tomorrew. It set forth that the aim of the convention was purity in politics; that the same could not be attained if the chief executive and every officer of the state under gubernatorial patronage was to com bine to control the Republican party; that such combination had been form ed, and a candidate for the governor ship was being forced on the party; that the machine in politics was ab horrent to Republican ideas, and it and its candidates was hereby repudiated. And names were given; the names of the chief offenders against Second dis trict ethics. The governor and Van Sant came in for personal flagellation. Whitney opposed the resolution. He pointed to the inevitable split that must come from such charges being preferred against he governor of the state, and he prevailed. The resolutions, as passed, condemn machine politics, point to the past to prove that, if the machine prevails next fall the Republican party will be defeated. Without mentioning names, the resolutions notify Van Sant, through Clough, to get off the track, and when adopted they may go farther and declare that, if the machine pre vails In the state convention, the lead ers of the Second district will oppose the slate. No Machine Rnle. After the meeting Weaver admitted that a meeting had been hurriedly called this evening; that there were fif teen or twenty people present, and resolutions of the tenor described had been submitted. He denied their adop tion. Asked specifically what the con vention would do 'tomorrow, Mr. Weav er said: "It was called to notify the governor that he must keep his hands off, and it will do Just that. There will be no indorsement of anybody for any office unless the convention goes outside its original -province. There wiil be 200 men present whose object will be to notify the governor that he must keep off." He denied that there was any men ace to McCleary in the convention, but did not knew what the gathering of postmasters meant, Rublic Printer Whitney is here as ai*i anti-Van Sant man. He will have a bad quarter of an hour in the governor's private office Wednesday morning. There are two candidates for the chairmanship, H. J. Miller, of the Rock County Herald, and G. W. Buswell, of Blue Eaith City. Miller, the most vir ulent of the anti-Van Sant people, re cently attained the distinction of re- fusing second place on the Van Sant slate. He will probably be elected. Harris Richardson, of St. Paul, is here. Among others looking for a chance to wield the ax tomorrow are: C. S. Benson, of the game and fish commissison; C. S. -Mitchell, of the Al exandria Pest-News; P. G. lngersoll, St. Paul; J. H. Block and W. E. Coles, of St. Peter; John Hutton, Windom; L. F. Lammers, G. A. Fairfield, Heron Lake; L. O. Freeland, Waseca; M. N. Leland, Wells; R. M. Wheeler, Owa tonna; Alex Fiddes, Jackson; Dr. L. L. Rewalt, Fulda; Thomas Crawford, of the Lakefield Standard, and half a hun dred others of more or less promlnenc. The convention wil! meet at 11 o'clock at Hunt's hall, and will be called to order by L. P. Hunt, and it is pro claimed loudly on the streets tonight that Dave Clough's scalp and whiskers will be worn by Ed Weaver tomorrow or there will be a defection in the Re publican party that will bury Van Sant under an avalanche of votes. Skakonee Court. Special to The St. Paul Globe. SHAKOPBE, March 21.— District court con vened here today. Judge Cadwell presiding. Tho calendar contains three criminal and twelve civil cases. The celebrated Bank- Strait case will be tried for the third time. MRS. FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT. WASHINGTON, March 2L— Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, whose suit for divorce from Dr. Swan Burnett is Interesting to the read ers of "Little Lord Fauntleroy," ls described in three words by an intimate friend of hers — "Clever, intense, womanly." Mrs. Burnett has no eccentricities. She has not been spoil ed hy success, as are most men and women whom the public, In the words of Kipling, delights to "paw." Mrs. Burnett yields to the "pawing" process with a good-natured simplicity that few eminent novelists pos sess, after having once won the public's ad miration. Her impressions are vivid and fresh; she is almost girlish in her buoyancy and en thusiasm, and her Interest In and sympathy with everything human is universal. "Amer ica wears me out with Interruptions," she 'TIS TIME TO INTERVENE THURSTON OUTSPOKEN IN DISCUSS ING THE CUBAN STATUS Island Largely in tlie Possession of tbe Insnrgenta and No Reason Why tbe United States Shotald De lay Action If tbe Spaniards De stroyed the Maine It Was an Act of War, Says tbe Senator. OMAHA, Neb., March 21.— "1f the time for the intervention of the United States in the affairs of Cuba is not here now it never will come," said Sen ator Thurston this morning. "I wired Senator Allen to announce that I would speak on the Cuban question in the senate next Thursday." The senator says that the only solu tion of the trouble in such intervention unless the people of the United States are willing to look on and see the work of starvation, already so far advanced, completed. The reconcentrados are absolutely without hope and if the death lists in any parts of the island are decreasing, it is only because the material for starvation to work upon ls giving out. All that the reconcen trados can now do with their homes and Implements destroyed by fire, their little farms devastated and growing in weeds, their stock driven off to fur nish food for the Spanish soldiers, and themselves emaciated and diseased, are to remain in their pens with a look of quiet, and take the little food they can get sent by the charity of the United States. It is practically true, says the sen ator, that the insurgents practically have the whole island. All that the Spanish hold ls Havana, and even while the congressional party was there there was fighting in suburbs of that city. Senator Thurston was asked what ef fect Intervention would have in increas ing the volume of the insurgent move ment. He said that It would have some effect in that direction, for the Cubans generally would rise and declare them selves. He said that by the better class, he and his friends were treated with respect while in Cuba, and that if any bitterness was entertained it was kept concealed. But he had heard that by the rabble of Havana some insult ing remarks were made with reference to the ladies of the party. He said it was the general impres sion among Americans that the Maine was blown up. He said tbat he had no doubt that the ship was blown up from without. "If," he was asked, "the report of the naval board should be that such was the case, but that the agency could not be definitely ascertained, what course would you advise?" "I would," he answered, "determine what would be a proper indemnity and demand It." "If the report of the naval board of Inquiry should implicate responsible Spanish officials in the blowing up of the Maine, what course do you think would be proper?" "I would consider that the blowing up of the ship an act of war and de clare war at once." "Do you think the administration would consent to submit either the general dispute or a question of in demnity for the destruction of the Maine to arbitration?" "I do not see how it could," replied the senator. "I do not believe it would." PRICE TWO CENTS— J2»Tf"»- - — I___7. ' PIVE Cli NTS. REED AFRAID OF THE HOUSE SPEAKER WOULD HOLD BACK REPORT FROM CONGRESS His Advice lo the President Is lo Give the 11 .-nl I n;;-. ot the Court to the Public First Diplomatic Delay the Propri: mmc of the Peace Party Report Is Expected to Reach WiiNhinston Thursday. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, } Corcoran Building. f Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, March 21.— Speaker Reed wants the report of the Maine in vestigation given to the public before it is given to congress. He is afraid that when the findings of the board are represented in the house, there will be such excitement that a resolution de claring war against Spain will be pre sented and passed in short order. Reed was at the White house for half Bays, "and I cannot work in Europe because I must rest there from the shocks 1 get here." Mrs. Burnett does not care for fame. "'I got over that when I -was In my teers," she explains, which may account for the afore said simplicity. The key to her character is found in her own apology for her life: "Ever since I was a child I have felt an overwhelm ing sense of responsibility for tho universe." This sentiment is Buddhistic, and the gre*.* author Is a Buddhist without knowing it Mrs. Burnett is a fluent writer and even a better talker. She ls a small dynamo fur nishing Its own motive power. She cares nothing for money, but much for human sympathy, and of this, lt seems, she finds little. Her literary genius was once well de fined by an eminent critic: "Had she been born and reared In Paris there had been another French school." an hour today, and urged upon the president the necessity of taking a con servative course. It is doubtful if the president will follow the advice of Reed. Pie realizes that congress is fully as impatient as the people, and the only reason why the long delay has been brooked is that time was gained in which munitions of war could be purchased. It is now established beyond doubt that the president and nearly all of the Republican leaders of the house and senate have known for more than two weeks that the report of the board was going to be such that war would be the legitimate result of the investigation, provided the true American spirit ls shown In dealing with Spain. Reed, Hanna and the commercial peace-making combine know the situ ation and are only seeking delay in the hope of carrying the matter over until such time as Spain might gradually release her hold in Cuba and grant in dependence. Reed and his following take about this position. The loes of !Ife and prop erty sustained by blowing up the Maine was a calamity that must now be ac cepted with resignation and should not be made the basis of involving two na tions into war. Explanations should exhaust every effort to bring about a peaceful settlement of the matter, and to this end ample time must be al lowed for Spain to examine and go into all the evidence taken before the American board. To sustain this position the conserva tive element will be able to cite pre cedents and use arguments in favor of an international court of arbitration, before which counsel on the part of the United States would appear. It looks tonight as if there would be several lengthy chapters in the contro versy before a free flag flies over Cuba, if the Influences which are so potent in both branches of congress are given sway. PRESIDENT'S PROCEDURE. He Will Send the Maine Report to Congress Without Delay. By Associated Press. WASHINGTON. March 21.— The pro cedure in connection with the submis sion of the report of the Maine court of Inquiry, by the president, to con gress is now clearly outlined, and a cabinet officer today explained the gen eral line of action at present intended to be pursued upon receipt of the re port, which is expected to reach Wash ington next Thursday. A copy of it will be laid before the Spanish government very early and as soon as can be consistently done the report will be sent to congress and made public at the same time. The re port to congress will be accompanied by a message from the president stat ing, that, after receiving the report, the conclusions were laid before the Spanish government and appropriate action from that quarter asked. It is stated positively that no part of the report and no intimation of the findings has reached the executive au thorities in Washington as yet. At the same time it is a noticeable fact that the current of official opinion ls begin ning to follow that of the unofficial opinion expressed so positively and persistently at Havana and Key West, that the cause of the explosion was external to the battleship. Officials high in the administration stated today that while they were wholly without exact information as to the findings of the court of inquiry. I they found themselves sharing in the apparently intangible conviction that the cause of the explosion was not ac cidental. Opinion expressed by the Maine survivors who reached here last Saturday doubtless has contributed largely to this view in official circles In this connection it is understood that one of the officers who arrived on Saturday stated, not as opinion, but as his personal observation on th-» night of the disaster, that there were two distinct explosions. The tenriency of this is to support the theory of ex ternal cause, as this is based on the idea that the first external explosion was followed by a second internal ex plosion. Intense interest in the report was manifested today at the White liouse and at the state, war and navy depart ments. The president received a num ber of congressional leaders, among them being Speaker Reed and ('hair man Hitt, of the house committee "n foreign affairs. The visit of Mr. Reed naturally attracted much attention, aa he seldom leaves the congressional sphere to make rails on the executive branch, and it was naturally inf. rred that the purpose of his visii v.as to confer upon the Cuban situation and its future before congress, though neither he nor Mr. Hitt was communi cative. Secretary Long also had an extended conference with the president, but so far as it could be learned it developed nothing additional relative to the .Span ish question. The short session of the senate to day was quite unusual for the flrst working day of the week. That no one was prepared to go on with any pending measure was given as the ex planation, but privately th<* opinion was stated by some of the senators that while the Cuban question remain ed in Buch suspense there was no de sire to take up important legislation. The outlook as to Cuba was discussed among senators almost to the exclu sion of other topics, and the belief waa quite decided that the administration is preparing to take a positive position within the next week. Several senators made the prediction that the United States would inter vene. Being pressed for a reason they stated that they had reached this con clusion after more or less conference with executive officers, but at the same time saying quite emphatically that they had no positive information on this point. Other senators thought the recogni tion of Cuban independence more prob able than intervention. Almost all ex pressed the view that some action sure ly will follow the report of the Maine court of inquiry regardless of its pur port. CLEARING VAN'S PATH SENATORS AGREE OX CANDIDATES FOR FAT POSITIONS Robert G. Evans Slated lor Suc cessor to I'nited States District Attorney Stringer and Yon Bom bach to Get the Collectorxhlp ol Internal Revenue Move Said to Be the Work ol the Combine. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. \ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, D. C, March 21 — The Minnesota congressmen and others from the state who reside in Washing ton, were greatly surprised today when Senators Davis and Nelson announced that they had agreed on two of the f;.t federal positions. Col. R. G. Evans wi'.l succeed Mr. Stringer as United States district attorney, and Ferdinand Yon Eombach, of Alexandria, will be the next collecter of internal revenue. Some of the Minnesota members ex pressed satisfaction, but others think they see the work or the Clor.gh-Van Sant combine. The first congressional district which gives a great Repub lican vote, had candidates for both of these positions. Mr. George B. Edg r r ton has very strong indorsements, from all over the state, for district attorney, and ex-Senator Burkhardt. of Wa basha county, has been given great en couragement, for the position of col lector of Internal revenue. But the talk among the delegation here is ihat the first congressional district must bo satisfied with having the Republican nomination for governor which is to go to Van Sant. It is known that Col. Evans is a strong Van Sant man, and the report comes from Minnesota that Gov. Clough finaily made the d-eal which resulted in the appointment of Yon Bombach and vans. ON THE EVE OF BATTLE ENGLISH NILE EXPEDITION WAIT ING ON THE ENEMY Decisive Conflict Betiveeu the Troops and the Dervish Arm] Ilr lieved to Be Only a Mutter ol a Few llonrs nt the Most Henvy Loss Inflicted on the Native* In tk Nnmber of Minor Skirmishcx. BARA CAMP, Nubia, March 21 — The Anglo-Egyptian force is hourly expecting an attack. During a false alarm at the Hudl Fords last evening a shot was fired from some unknown quarter and the whole British brigade stood with arms at fixed bayonets. In the dark, a Highlander, rushing to the Plato,, was Impaled on a comrade's bayonet. The army marched today six miles to Rashudi and is now awaiting the re ports of the patrols who are feeling for the Dervish army. All Digna, brother of Osman Digna, has thrice attacked the post at Adai ma, but the friendly natives have each time defeated him, killing in all forty one. BERLIN, March 21.— A dispatch to the Vossische Zeitung from Dares Sa laam, twenty-five miles south of Zan zibar, East Africa, says that last month during the revolt of the Wahebes un expedition of German foresters was at tacked and three Germans and many of the native carriers were massacred. M'KINLEY CANNOT SLEEP. The Re«pon»«lbilitles ol the Present Crisln Are ili--.fi ml; Heavily on the President. NEW YORK, March 21.— Tn his ad dress at the meeting of the Methodist preachers in the Methodist book con cern building here today. Bishop Wal den touched upon the Cuban question. He said in part: "I do not think that the Latin race with its present ability can govern itself. We don't want Cuba. We want Hawaii, but we don't want Cuba. "Suppose we discover that th? Mama was blown up? The question still re mains whether that is sufficient to cause us to go to war." (A voice in the rear of the hall: "Yes it is.") "Autonomy for Cuba, I think, would answer every purpose. It would make Spain responsible. Meanwhile Cuba would learn how to govern herself. "I'm glad we have such a level head ed man as Mr. McKinley at Washing ton. It does not hurt him a bit either, that he is a Methodist. Mr. McKinley and his cabinet are responsible. I happen to know through members of Mr. McKinley's family that the weight of the present responsibility rests heavily upon him. He scarcely sleeps daj- or night"