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VOL. XXI.—NO. 35 3.
ANTI-IMPERIALISTS IN THE SEN
ATE MAY ACT BEFORE THE
EARLY VOTE EXPECTED .
ON PEACE COMPACT
EYi:\ OPPONENTS OF THE TREATY
NOT DISPOSED TO DE
WORK OF THE HOUSE
IS WELL ADVANCED
Already Four of the Thirteen Bis
Appropriation Bills Have Been
Pnssed The Upper Body the
Probable Center of Popular In
terest During' the Coming Week
——The Holiday Adjournment.
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The week
in the senate will be opened with a
speech by Senator Platt, of Connecti
cut, on the question of expansion. He
has given notice of an address to ba
gin immediately after the conclusion
of the routine morning business Mon
day. Mr. Platt will reply to the speech
of Senator Vest made last Monday,
and, as he has given very careful at
tention to the extension of our terri
torial area, no little interest Is mani
fest among senators in his presenta
tion of the matter. It is not improba
ble, unless the Nicaraguan canal bill
prevents, that the speech will precipi
tate a more or less general debate
upon this question. Whether it does
or not, a number of speeches on the
same subject will be made after the
Christmas holidays, preparatory to the
"consideration of the peace treaty?"
It is expected that the treaty will be
taken up for discussion early in Jan
uary. Already there is talk of tTie
probability of disposing of it durkig
the present session. A few senators
have manifested a disposition to de
bate the subject at length, and some
have expressed open opposition, but
the feeling is so strong against an ex
tra session and In favor of the post
i.i.nt cif the settlement of the dis
position of the Philippines until after
they come into America's possession
that it now seems that even the mi
nority will consent to the treaty's rati
rithout material delay.
Morgan said today that he
- — N caragua canal
that he might get
a vo\ esday, the
probable date vi th< is ad
journment. The Indications are, how
ever, against so early a disposition of
the subject, and it may be accepted
as quite certain, even if Senator Tur
pie's motion for postponement until
Jan. 10 should not prevail, the bill
would naturally be thrown over be
yond the holidays. It Is evidently the
purpose of the opposition to prevent
action during the few remaining days
prior to adjournment.
Mr. Morgan today indicated his will
ingness to accept the Berry amend
ments in modified form, and the bill,
as the Arkansas senator proposes to
change it, has been printed for infor
The bill concerning the registration
of foreign-built vessels wrrecked on
the American coast is still on the cal
endar as a special order, and Senator
Elkins will probably make another
effort to secure consideration- Senator
Cullom has also expressed a desire to
get up the anti-scalping bill. Both
these measures will be antagonized
and most probably thrown over til]
There will be no effort to get up any
more appropriation bills until after
the resumption in January.
HOUSE IS HURRYiNG.
Four of the Thirteen lUg Appropria-
tion mils Already Passed.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.— The holi
day recess, by the terms of the reso
lution reported by the ways and means
committee, Is to begin Thursday and
extend until Wednesday, Jan. 4. It is
likely, however, that the resolution
will be amended so as to make the re
cess begin Wednesday Instead of
Thursday. The appropriation bills are
more advanced now than they have
been for many shears at this period of
I—Gray Opposes Annexation.
Fight on Expansion.
Pas-sing of Saga-sta.
Local Police Mystery.
2—Stillwater Man Hurt.
Political Plums Expected.
What Man's Life Is.
3 —President at Savannah.
Admiral Schley's Report.
Cruiser Cincinnati on a Rock.
Broadside Against Imperialism.
6—Week's Markets Reviewed.
Tout's Clever Coup.
6—Pioneers of Minnesota.
Hermit AVho Lives in a Tree.
News of the Northwest.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
Bay State Idea Approved.
Is'ilW YORK—Arrived: La Bretagne, Havre;
Batendam, Rotterdam; Ethiopia, Glasgow;
Mi ni nance, London.
HAVRE—Arrived: La Gascogne, New York.
QUBBNSTOWN-«alled: Etruria, New York.
MBTROPOLITAX-"Faust," 8 PM.
GRAND—"Black Patti's Troubadours," 8:15
Palm Garden—Vaudeville 2 and 7 PM
Central W. C. T. U. meets St. Paul Com
mons, Elighth and Jackson streets, 3 PM
Doll Bhow for Babies' home, Lowry Arcade.
Retail grocers meet, Cambridge hail. 8 PM.
Cham/ber of Commerce meets, 11 AM.
Society of Colonial Wa.rs meets, Aberdeen
Minnesota Congregational club meets Park
church, Holly avenue ami Mackubln streets.
x JILJIL feJL. JrAUJL (jtLOBE
the short session. Already the naval
and army deficiency, a special bill,
and three of the regular bills—the pen
sion, District of Columbia and Indian
—have passed the house. The agri
cultural bill was reported yesterday,
and will be taken up on Tuesday.
Four of the regular money budgets
out of thirteen will, therefore, have
passed the lower house before the holi
day recess, an unprecedented thing in
The military academy bill could have
been added to the list had it not been
that Chairman Hull, of the military
affairs committee, declined to allow the
attention of the committee to be drawn
from the bill for the Increase of the
army, even for the limited time re
quired to prepare the academy bill.
The latter, however, will be reported
before the recess. The friends of the
naval bill and the Philadelphia expo
sition of 1899 have urged the commit
tee on rules to grant time for their
consideration. Time will be allowed
for the former bill soon after the house
reconvenes after the holiday recess.
It is possible the Philadelphia exposi
tion bill may be called u,p and placed
on its passage tomorrow, as tomor
row, under the rules, is suspension day.
The bill to extend the navigation
laws of the United States to Hawaii,
which was pending when the house ad
journed, may be also voted on under
suspension of the rules.
STANDS BY SINNERS.
A Kansas Bishop Under Oath Makes
Some Remarkable Statements.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 18.—During his
testimony as "a good character wit
ness" in behalf of John Henry Collins,
the young university student, who is
accused of the cold-blooded murder
of his father, Bishop Frank R. Mills
paugh, of the Episcopal diocesp of
Kansas, created a sensation. He de
clared John's confession to perjury,
drinking, gambling and consorting
with disreputable characters had not
changed his previous high estimate of
the young man's character.
On cross-examination Attorney Hay
den asked the bishop:
"If John admitted here under oath
that at some previous time in this case
he had sworn to a lie, would that
chai f c your estimate of his charac
"Not of his general character. St.
Peter at one time in his life swore to
"But, if St. Peter had kept up swear
ing to a lie, time after time, as John
Collins has admitted he has done,
would that change your estimate of
the character of St. Peter?"
"Yes, if he kept it up."
"If John Collins persistently told lies
and swore to lies when there was no
necessity for it from April 25, 1898, un
til after the coroner's inquest and, if
he now admits that he did this, would
that change your estimate of his char
"Not of his general character."
"What particular part of his char
acter would it eha.r.£ p?"
"I am certain If I had seen John do
these things I would not have issued
him a commission as a lay reader in
the Episcopal church, but, knowing
him as I did and knowing human na
ture as I do from my twenty-five years'
experience in the ministry, I have come
to the conclusion very good and holy
men fall sometimes, and yet are good
"Haven't you, In your twenty-five
years' experience in the ministry, often
met the very slickest rogues who out
wardly were good men?"
"Haven't you, in your study of hu
man nature, seen men who had the
confidence of the community for years,
yet who were exposed suddenly by
some act they did and then it was
known they led double lives?"
"I have seen such instances."
The bishop absolutely refused to
modify his testimony regarding the
young man's character in any partic
IN DEATHS SHADOW.
Train I,eft the Track on a Fifty-
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 18.—A wreck
occurred on the Indiana, Decatur &
Western railway at 2:30 o'clock fhis
morning fifty-two miles west of In
dianapolis, near Guion station. The
Indianapolis express, east-bound, due
to arrive at this city at 3:55 a. m., left
the tracks west of a high trestle and
I passed over the trestle, which was six
ty feet long, with seven coaches off the
rails and bumping along the ties. The
trestle was fifty feet high, and It is
considered phenomenal that the train
was not hurled off into the creek, in
which event the loss of life would have
been apalling. The rear car had just
left the trestle when a spreading of
the rails ahead of the baggage coach
piled the seven cars into a heap. The
baggage car and smoker were ground
almost Into splinters, and all of the
cars were badly wrecked. There w rere
about fifty passengers on the train,
and not a woman or child in the list.
The train, it is claimed, was running at
nearly sixty miles on hour. The only
person killed was E. M. Wells, super
intendent of schools of Douglass coun
ty, Arcola, 111.
FOUR HUNDRED HAPPIER.
Mistake Mnde Toueliine Mrs. Van
Rensselacr's Blae-Blofoded List.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—Mrs. John
King Van Rensselaer hastens to explain
that she didn't mean it. After she had
thrown the aristocracy into a state of
mind the dictator self-constituted an
nounces that a careless reader of ad
vance sheets found the names of thir
ty-eight families mentioned in her new
book and announced in big type that
Mrs. Van Rensselaer had cut down the
lists of truly trulies from 400 to thirty
Anathema was pronounced upon Mrs.
Van Rensselaer at once.
But New York will breathe easier
when the good lady's explanation is
read. It Is to the effect that this book,
which caused all the woe, is only the
first of a series. The others will come
Hospital Ship Sail*.
BAVANNAH, Ga., Dec 38.—The hospital
ship Missouri sailed today for Havana with
200 tons of medical supplies' for the troops in
the i6lar.d, and carrying the hospital corps of
the Second division of the Seventh army
corps', the division which has already gone
forward with Gen. Lee. The Missouri, after
distributing her supplies, will take sick sol
diers from Havana aad vicinity and bring
them to this country, either to New York
Norfolk or Savannah,
MONDAY MORNING DECEMBER 19, 1898.
PASSING OF SAGASTA
THE SPANISH MINISTRY EXPECT
ED TO TENDER A GENERAL.
ALL OLD PARTIES MUST GO
Both Liberal and Conservatives
Charged With the Humiliation
Which Has Come to Spain—
Senor Rios at .Madrid, and Has
an Interview With the dneen
R*-grent Premier Said to Be 111.
MADRID, Dec. 18.—Senor Montero
Rios and the other members of the
(Spanish peace commission reached
Madrid late last evening. They were
met by Senor Gamazo, leader of the
Dissenting Liberals, and by many oth
er politicians and high officials. Their
arrival was not attended with special
incident. This evening the queen re
gent received Senor Montero Rios In
audience. The newspapers today as
sert that yesterday's council of min
isters agreed that the cabinet should
not appear again before parliament,
and It Is believed Senor Sagasta will
submit the resignation of the cabinet
to the queen regent after the council
El Liberal, in a very outspoken ar
ticle, declares that both the Liberal
and Conservative parties must disap
pear, "as they represent the annihila
tion of Spanish prestige abroad, the
failure of the country's finances and
the loss of the colonial empire." A
national government, El Liberal as
serts, is now in process of formation.
El Globo says that Senor Sagasta, the
premier, withdrew from the cabinet
today, as he was slightly indisposed.
The editor of a Carliat newspaper
published in this city has been ar-»
rested at Leon, capital of the northern
province of that name, while in the
course of a tour through that part of
the kingdom, important documents
were found upon his person."
GREAT COLONIAL ARMY.
Expansion PoTTcY will Call for a
Quarter of a Million Men.
PARIS, Dec. 18.—All legislative pro
posals at Washington foreshadowing
the attitude of the United States as a
world power arouse Interest here not
evinced by France m trans-Atlantic af
fairs since tho days of Franklin. This
is especially the case with the bill In
creasing the United States army, the
adoption or refection of which by con
gress la regarded In political and mili
tary circles here as indicating whether
the United St?.t<>3 will assume or aban
don Its responsibilities of a colonial
Interest is all the more keen because
the chamber of deputies itself has un
der consideration a plan for a colonial
army and other military reforms more
radical and far-r£aChiner than any
think undertaken since the law of July
27, 1872, which created the existing
■Secretary Alger's bill, the outlines of
which have been cabled here, is freely
commented upon by military men. A
member of the French parliamentary
army commission, being asked for his
opinion on the bill, replied:
"A standing army for the United
States of 100,000 men is not nearly large
enough, taking as a basis our own ex
perience In Tonquin, Madagascar and
"You will find 60,000 men a minimum
estimate for the Philippines, Hawaii
and Guam, besides the 50,000 for Cuba
and Porto Rico, and at least 40,000 at
home to man the Atlantic, Paciflc and
gulf coast defenses and the Mexican
frontier and keep the Indians In sub
jection. This makes 150,000 men to be
kept constantly under the colors.
"To maintain such a force in effective
condition a reserve of 50,000 must be
kept In hand to supply the colonial
forces, tho necessary drafts for which
in tropical climates have always been
found greatly to exceed the estimates.
In my judgment 200,000 and not 100,000
will be found to be the minimum
strength absolutely necessary for the
army of the United States."
Gen. de Gallifet, member of the su
preme council of war, and Gen. Saus
sier, recently commander-in-chief of
the French army, have both expressed
the opinion that 250,000 men should be
taken as a basis for the military re
quirements of the United States.
LORD SALISBURY'S SCHEME.
Hopes to l>rn« America Into Eng-
land's Quarrel With Russia.
LONDON, Dec. 18.—It is not France
that is disturbing Europe. The true
cause of anxiety which prevails In all
the European capitals lies In the ac
tive preparations for war which Great
Britain still continues to make, not
withstanding the retirement of France
from Fashoda, on the one hand, and
the czar's almost pathetic appeal,
through Editor Stead, for assurances
thgtt his peace conference will be sup
These ceaseless war preparations
gain a dread significance in Europe,
•when they are coupled with England's
desperate efforts to secure some sort
of alliance or plan of action with the
United States. Salisbury wants the
United States to help him check Rus
sia's progress In northern Asia, and it
is believed everywhere that he will
entangle America in the war situation,
if necessary. Already Russia has be
gun to regard the Americans with sur
prise and supicion.
An American"* gentleman, who has
traveled steadily for more than a year
over the vast trans-Siberian and
trans-Caspian railways and who has
Just returned to London, says that he
has been taken by train to the Persian
frontier, to the Indian frontier, and to
the Chinese frontier, and that Rus
sian troops are being moved about with
an ease which shows that Russia can
presently concentrate 500,000 soldiers at
any point on the frontiers, and that
British supremacy on the sea cannot
alter the fact that Russia will drain
the whole trade of Asia through her
mighty railway system, which is far
beyond the reach of British warships.
It is this tremendous fact that im
pels British statesmanship to seek to
alienate the United States from Rus
sia and to convert Russia into an ene
my rather than a friend. British spies
are watching every foot of railway
construction along the Asiatic fron-
tier. Salisbury cannot dispute Rus
sia's right to peacefully develop her
railways within her own borders, and
so she seeks to force the "open door"
issue and to drag the United States
Into the quarrel.
CZAR WRITES TO SULTAN.
Autograph Letter From Russia's Au-
tocrat to the Ruler of Turkey.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. The
Russian grand duke, Nicholas, who ar
rived here on Friday on board a Rus
sian steamer, unveiled today at Gla
tana, near San Stefano, where, on
March 3, 1878, was signed the treaty
of peace that terminated the Russo-
Turklsh war, a monument to the Rus
sian soldiers who fell in that conflict.
The unveiling was accompanied wltn
much ceremony and a military
parade, at which representatives of all
the Balkan states were present. Ear
lier In the day a requiem was held at
the Russian chapel there in memory of
The Turkish newspapers are exces
sively Irritated at the ceremonies,
which recall great disasters to the
At the reception at the palace yes
terday the grand duke handed the
sultan the czar's autograph letter and
informed his majesty that Emperor
Nicholas had delegated him, the grand
duke, to draw closer the ties of friend
ship binding the two countries.
Decorations and presents were ex
HE CALLS FAURE.
Gohler Maintains He Told the Truth
Abont the Army.
PARIS, Dec. 18.—The Aurore says
that M. Gohier has cited President
Faure to appear as a witness at the
trial of Gohier upon charges of insult
ing the army In his book, "The Army
Against the Nation." Gohier main
tains that he told nothing but the truth
about the corruptions of the army.
Col. Pictfuart still refuses to sigh an
application for his release from impris
onment, but this fact does not pre
vent tjie revisionist newspapers from
attacking the government for persist
ing in his detention.
The Figaro says that the court of
cassation has cited Capt. Lebrun-"Re^
nau<3 to appear before that tribunal on
Tuesday and testify in regard to the
confession which Dreyfus is alleged to
have made to him.
ITALY IS ALARMED. ~
King: Menelek Marching to the Red
Sea Sword in Hand.
ROME, Deo. 18.—The latest dispatch
es from Massowah are causing serious
alarm here. They contradict Minister
Canevaro's statement majle in the
chamber of deputies that the Italian
relations with King Menelek of Abys
sinia are excellent.
The military organ, L'Esercito, Im
plores the government not to trust to
the protestations of Menelek, but to
send in time a sufficient force of troops
M. Secolo assert? that King Menelek
detains tl:° Italian envoy, Capt. Clcco
di Colla, as a ho&ui<~e. I/Ayaati an
nounces that Menel^k ts marching to
ward the Red sea to define frontiers,
and that he marches sword in hand.
Favolr Char's Plan.
LONDON", Dec. 18.—The venerable William
MaeDorrald Sinclair, archdeacon of London
and canon of St. Paul's cathedral, presided at
a public conference at St. James' hall today,
convened by the heads of the various re
ligious denominations in favor of am inter
national demonstration in behalf of the
czar'a disarmament proposals. A resolution In
accordance with the objects of the confer
ence was adopted unanimously.
AMERICAN FLAG FLYING.
Tiro of the Suburbs of Havana
Evacuated by the Spanish.
HAVANA, Dec. 18. — The Spanish
commissioners have informed the
Americans that the suburbs Cerero
and Jesu del Monte have been evacu
ated. The Spanish troops left Jesu del
Monte at 5 o'clock this evening, im
mediately after which the American
and Cuban flags were hoisted, crack
ers . fired and the usual demonstra
tions made by the large crowds on the
At the hour of filing this dispatch it
is reported that Cuban troops of Mario
Menocal are entering Jesu del Monte.
,It is probable American troops will be
sent there tomorrow.
Cerero was evacuated yesterday.
American and Cuban flags were hoist
ed and crowds rushed through the
streets shouting "Viva Cuba libre."
About 5:30 last evening a crowd of Cu
bans of the lower class passed a bar
racks of engineers on the vidente
shouting "Long live Cuba" and "Death
to Spain," and firing shots into the air
in honor of the occasion. The engi
neers did not fire, but the guard was
Subsequently the crowd returned to
the barracks and fired. One of the
engineers returned the fire, wounding
a street car conductor, a civilian, Isi
doro Basols, and John Leonard, a col
The rioting continued, many shots
being fired in front of the Casa de
Socoro, where the wounded were as
sisted. Spanish soldiers were ordered
to the scene and arrived about 9
o'clock. While marching through Ce
rero, they were fired upon by men
concealed behind pillars. One Spanish
private fell wounded and the battalion
fired into the air to scare the rioters.
On resuming their march, they were
again fired upon and another man was
hit. The Spaniards then fired, dis
persing the rioters.
BOYS GUILTY__OF MURDER.
Convicted of Shooting a. Yoong Girl
From Ambush for No Cause.
CHILLIOOTHE, 0., Dec. 18.—Two
mere boys, Elmer and George Butler,
aged respectively twenty and thirteen,
were today found guilty of manslaugh
ter and will serve a term in the peni
tentiary for the murder of Daisy Brow
ser, a young girl. The crime was a
heinous one, and in the trial it was
proven that the girl had been shot
down from ambush for no cause what
ever. The defense made an attempt to
prove that insanity ran in the Butler
family, but the jury could not be con
vinced. The jury rendered the verdict
at 10:S0 this morning, after having been
out since 7 o'clock Saturday night.
Sentence has not'yet been passed.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. I?.—Dr. P. 8. Copnor
and Gen. James A. Beaver, of the war In
vestigating commission, came to Fort Monroe
from Washington and returned there tonight.
During the day they inspected tne Josiah
Simpson hospital and the fort, finding every
thing satisfactory and iu#good shape.
HAD IT BEEN GROVER INSTEAD OP MAC.
& lA\ "' I wifr
Rep. Press—lmpeach the Rebel!
SOLVING A MYSTERY
IXKJAIi AUTHORITIEiS AND THE
PINKERTONS HAVE ONE ON
JNVOLVING MR. C. W. HACKETT
A Forced Check Drawn in Provi
dence With the Name olf the St.
Paul Gentleman Is Received——
A Few Day* Later Mr. Hackett
Gets an Express Package Con
taining? Two Diamonds.
Mysterious events of the last few
days concerning the false use of his
name In the East are causing C. TV.
Hackett, of the Hackett Hardware
company, no little speculation. First
came a telegram to the local police
from Providence, R, 1., asking that C.
W. Hackett be arrested on the charge
of forgery and obtaining goods under
false pretenses. The Providence au
thorities were promptly informed that
C. W. Haekett was one of St. Paul's
most prominent merchants, and that
there must be some mistake.
Several days later Mr. Hackett re
ceived a check from his local bankers
for $200, drawn in Providence, R, 1.,
which he at once pronounced a for
gery. This threw some light on the
situation and showed that some one
was using Mr, Hackett's name for
criminal purposes. Last Thursday,
however, the plot thickened, when Mr.
Hackett received a package by express
from Providence, Which, when open
ed, disclosed a pair of splendid dia
mond earrings, valued at $300. Mr.
Hackett has sustained no pecuniary
loss, and, besides, has the dia
monds, but the complications in the
case are annoying, and he has asked
the Plnkerton agency, together with
Chief Goss, to try to straighten the
matter out. "Who it Is that Is using
his name Mr. Hackett says he has no
idea. He says he has not lately been
to Providence, never drew a check on
a St. Paul bank there, and 1s absolute
ly in the dark as to where the dia
monds may have come from, or rather
how they were sent to him.
When the diamonds were delivered,
Mr. Hackett did not know what the
box contained, and signed for the
package before opening it. When the
sparkling stones met his gaze, his sur
prise was complete. He had purchas
ed no diamonds, and there was neither
card nor communication of any kind
to explain that any mistake had been
made, nor has he since received any
thing to enlighten him. That the dia
monds were purposely sent to Mr.
Hackett, however, seems certain, as
his name and initials were plainly on
the package, though the store num
ber was "168" East Fourth street in
stead of 268, as It should have been.
The name on the box showed that the
diamonds had been purchased from a
jeweler of Providence. The Provi
dence police were notified of the re
ceipt of the diamonds and wired Chief
Goss, asking that the sparks be re
The purpose or plans of the individu
al using Mr. Hackett's name is a mys
tery, though the forged $200 check in
dicates some sort of criminal proced
ure. Whether or not the jew
eler from whom the diamonds
were purchased cashed the check
in part payment is a mat
ter of speculation. If the jeweler
cashed the check, the case appears
even more strange, as the perpetrator
of the fraud has apparently made
nothing by the deal, inasmuch as Mr.
Hackett has the gems. It may be,
Chief Goss says, that the cashing of
the check and purchase of the dia
monds were the first operations of
plans for larger swindles. Again, the
chief thinks it possible that the oper
ator at Providence may have a con
federate here who was to have pre
sented an order for the diamonds upon
the express company before they could
be delivered to Mr. Hackett.
"I know absolutely nothing about
the affair," said Mr. Hackett, last
evening. "Somebody evidently famil
iar with matters in St. Paul is using
my name in Providence. . For what
purpose is a mystery. Our firm has
no agents or representatives in Provi
dence, though as a business institu
tion it is known there, but who forged
the check or sent me the diamonds is
completely beyond my knowledge. I
am nothing out by the transaction,
but it may be that an effort is being
made to swindle some of my friends
or bivsiness acquaintances by the use
' of my name, and, if this is the case, I
should like to have the scheme thwart
In the last telegram from the Provi
dence authorities asking the return of
PRICE TWO CENTS
the diamonds, it is stated that a letter
would follow, so that likely more light
may be thrown on the case within a
day or two, when the letter arrives.
OF SMUGGLED GOODS
SPECIAL, AGENT CRANE MAKES A
HALL. IN A PULLMAN
On His Way Home After an Official
Trip and His Attention Attracted
by Suspicions Bundles Wkich Had
Been Passed by tbe Inspectors.
WINNIPEG JUNCTION, Minn., Dec.
18. — (Special.) — Special Treasury
Agent C. S. Crane, of St. Paul, made a
sensational seizure of smuggled goods
on the south-bound Northern Pacific
passenger train just after it crossed
the boundary this afternoon. Crane
had been west along the boundary
and had made a seizure of contraband
sheep Friday. On his way home he
boarded the Northern Pacific train at
Pembina this afternoon and saw in a
Pullman seat a collection of packages
that had not been disturbed by the
customs inspector at PembW. An
hour later the Pullman porter picked
up the bundles and took them to the
express car. As he came back, Crane
asked the boy what he had
done with the bundles, and the
porter said a gentleman had
told him to have • them ex
pressed. The Inspector then asserted
his authority and found the packages
had been offered to the messenger to
be shipped to four pofnts in various
parts of the country.
Crane seized the bundles, in spite of
the protests of a stout, well dressed
traveling man, who turned out to be
J. M. Case, agent for a Wisconsin lum
ber concern. Crane took the goods,
and In one of the packages, addressed
to John W. Dunne, Planters' hotel, St.
Louis, was found a sealskin coat.
Another package contained two bolts
of cloth, and the others were filled with
fancy goods and Jewelry. One p^ck
age was addressed to a Mrp. Case, In
dianapolis, and the others were billed
to Topeka, Kan. The goods are worth
Case explained to Crane, in trying
to clear himself, that the stuff was
brought into the car at Winnipeg, put
into the seat beside him and he was
asked to take care of It and express
the bundles from some point south of
the boundary- He was simply oblig
ing a friend. The sealskin coat was
for John Dunne's wife, Mary Marble.
MOVED THE BRIDGE.
Remarkable Feat of Engineering?
Safely Accomplished at Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 18.—A re
markable feat of bridge moving was
accomplished today by the Chicago &
Northwestern Railway company, un
der direction of J. S. Robinson, divis
ion superintendent of engineers of that
road. The bridge was a single track
draw, weighing 251 tons, and was
moved a distance of twenty-five feet
to a new foundation in the quick time
of two hours and fifty-seven minutes.
The structure was floated on two
scows, one on either side of the cen
ter, which were sunk with 90,000 gal
lons of water. With the scows in
proper position, the water was pumped
out and the bridge gradually lifted
from its foundation and towed to its
new resting place by two tugs. The
bridge had rendered service since ISBO
and is still in good condition, being
removed to make way for a double
track structure of the latest pattern.
KING OSCAR ILL.
Ruler of Sweden and Norway Sad.
denly Seized Confined to Bed.
LONDON, Dec. 19.—The Copenhagen
correspondent of the Daily News says
that King Oscar 11. of Sweden and
Norway has been suddenly taken ill
and is now confined to his bed.
King Oscar, who is the great grandson of
Napoleon's famous general, Bernadotte, was
born Jan. 21, 1829, and succeeded to the throne
on April 18, 1872, on the death of Charles
XV. He married In June, 1557, the Princess
Sophie of Nassau, daughter of the late Duke
Wllhelm of Nassau. From this union there
are four sons, Gustav, duke of Wermland,
born In June, 1858, now heir apparent to the
throne; Oscar, duke of Qoland, born in
November, 1859, who married Miss Ebba
Monk, daughter of Col. Monk, renouncing at
the time of his marriage all right to succeed
to the throne; Carl, duke of Western Gotland,
born in February, 1861, and Eugene, duke of
Nerik, born in August, 1865.
ENGINES FOR ORIENT.
United States Receives an Order for
the Chinese Imperial Railway.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18.—The
Baldwin Locomotive works has within
the last few day received orders for
fifty-six locomotives, of which sixteen
are for the imperial railway of China,
making the second order received from
that country within ten months. A
contract with the Reading Railway
company calls for twenty-five freight
engines and five switching engines of
the heaviest type ever operated on the
system. They are to be specially
adapted for use in the subway. The
Chicago & Northwestern has also or
dered ten large freight engines, while
numerous small orders have been re
ceived from railroads all over the coun
try. In addition to working day and
night, it has been found necessary re
cently to increase the fore© of men at
IFITB CENTS i
BLCIER AT PARIS
SENATOR GRAY POINTED IN DIS«
CUSSING THE POLICY OF
ERROR OF ANNEXATION
CHARGED TO M'KINLEW
THE PEACE COMMISSION ACTED'
UNDER PRESSURE OF ORDERS
UNANIMOUS ACTION WAS
OVERRULED BY MR. HAY!
Seizing otf the Philippi nes , Bayß tnw
Senator From Delaware, Wu
Simple Rutblessness Will \ o tv
*or the Confirmation of the*
Treaty, and Then for the Free*
dom of the Islands.
SOUTHAMPTON, Dec. 18. - Senator
Gray, of Delaware, a member of the
Paris peace commission, who sailed
yesterdTay with the other members of
ithe commission for the United States
is openly opposed to the treaty which
was signed with Spain. Before sail-
Ing he stated his opposition plainly
and bluntly. He believes it to be a
blunder for the United States to annex
the Philippines, and that the Demo-":
cratic party has a right to charge
President McKlnley and his adminis
tration with responsibility for the
blunder. The senator regards the ac
tion of the United States in forcing
Spain to give up the Philippines a3
simple ruthlessness. He believes that
we have exchanged the moral leader-'
ship of nations for the mere vulgar
instinct of acquisition.
The senator signed the treaty of
peace in spite of his serious objections
because the treaty put an end to war.
and not to have signed It would hava
"The commission," he said, "acted
almost entirely in obedience to in
structions from Washington, and the
responsibility belongs to McKinley and
The state department, It Is asserted
here, even went so far in directing the
peace commissioners that a unanimous
recommendation cabled by the com-'
mis"Bfoners from Paris was rejected.
Chairman Day and Senator Gray were
in favor of extending the Spanish con,
mercial privileges in the Philipph
Porto Rico for ten years. The other
commissioners opposed this. Presently
Senator Frye J*>fa>«<a Chairman Day
and Senator Gray. At tm* pottit cw
retary Hay instructed the commission
ers to reject the Spanish proposal for
special privileges in Porto Rico. The
whole commission then cabled to
Washington asking for discretionary
powers on this point. The answer ca
bled back was: "Mr. Hay Is firm In
his decision." When the answer was
read to the commissioners no on©
spoke except Senator Frye, who said:
"Mr. Hay is firm, huh?"
Senator Gray thinks the treaty will
be confirmed by the senate, because
not to confirm it would be to leave
the situation In chaos. After the sen
ate has confirmed the treaty he favors
either the giving back of the Philip
pines to Spain tinder proper guaran
tee or absolute independence for the
people of the archipelago.
The senator makes no secret of his
firm conviction that annexation of the
Philippines means the abandonment
of the path of national safety, and the
beginning of an era of ill-considered
and adventurous policy, dominated by
Senator Davis, on the contrary, de
clared that the administration had won
a great victory in the terms of peace,
and had opened out a glorious path,
through which the American republic
would enter powerfully into the su
preme council of nations, and through
which her trade would thrive and mul
tiply and her flag be carried inlo all
seas. Senator Davis was confident
that the senate would confirm the
treaty. Not to do so, he said, would
be a crime against history. In reply
to a question, he said:
"The future administration of the
Philippines was incidentally consid
ered by us during the recent discus
sion. The result of the deliberations
on that Question most probably will
be laid before the government in the
form of suggestions. The future ad
ministration of the islands doubtless
will proceed on the general lines of
the British administration of the
Straits Settlements, the Malay Arch
ipelago, and what are termed crown
colonies, but modified according to spe
cial local conditions.
"I expect that the treaty will be rati
fied by the senate before March 3, or,
if it is not, that an extraordinary ses
sion of the new senate will be called
for the purpose. I believe the treaty
will be ratified. All the indications are
in that direction.
"Commercial questions, navigation,
caible stations and so forth were ex
cluded from the treaty, otherwise* the
negotiations would have been pro
longed until next Christmas.
"Our relations with the Spanish com
missioners were uniformly friendly.
Nothing was said across the table
which either side could take offense at,
though the American demands and
statements always were put in the
most concise and direct way. There
were dramatic moments, but no ap
proach to rupture."
TWO CONVICT HUSBANDS.
Youth Under a Penitentiary Sen.
tence Married in a Missouri Jail.
MILAN, Mo., Dec. 18.—A romantic,
wedding took place in the county jail
here. John Green, aged nineteen
years, under penitentiary sentence for
burglary and larceny, married his sev- ;
en teen-year-old stepmother, whose fif
ty-year-old first husband is in the pen
itentiary for horse-stealing. Sne was
divorced at the recent term of court,
but she failed to obey the mandate
of the court for payment of costs, an<4
she may be prosecuted for bigamy.