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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY, APRIL 6. 1599. CITY SUBSCRIPTION'S. By Cairiar I 1 mo I 6moi I 12 mo» bally only 4 0 c j$ 2 . 2 £ It * . « « Dallf afld Sunday. .60c »• » f J• ° ° ■unity 1.16 cl ■76Ml_ I _sj> COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. tty Mail ~ Ilmo I 6 mo» 118 mo« Pally only 85 c J1.56 *»•»<> Dally and Sunday. .35c 2.00 4. 0 0 Sunday ]f J• * 0 W.ekly .1 78 I.o> K.-itered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Mian., ai Bivond-Claaa Matter. Addrtss all commual eatloni and maka all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St. Pau!. Minnesota. Anonymous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscript* will not be returned un ify* accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES. Ke»v York 10 Spruce St. (lilraitu ...Room 609. No. 87 Washington St. WEATHER FOR TODAY. ■Minn. BOta— Fair, preceded by ruin in extreme eastern portion; Friday fair; winds shifting to northwesterly. Vorth Dakota— Fair and warmer; Fri day fair; variable winds. South Dakota— Fair and warmer; Fri day fair; variable winds. Montana— Fair and warmer; Friday fair: variable winds. Wisconsin— Showers, followed by fair Thursday; colder in western portion; Friday fair; winds shifting to fresh northerly. lowa- Fair Thursday, preceded by rain in extreme eastern portion: Friday fair; viixls shifting to northwesterly. ST. PAUL. Yesterday's observations, taken by the T'nitt'il Stat--s weather bureau. St. Paul, P. F. Lyons observer, for the twenty four hours ended at T o'clock last night. Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. .Highest temperature 41 Lowest temperature 30 Average temperature 36 Daily range 11 Barometi-r 30.19 Humidity 72 Precipitation trace 7 p. m.. temperature 40 T i>. in., wiinl. south; weather, partly cloudy. YKSTHRDAVS TEMPERATURES. Iligh.'Spm., High.'Spm. Battleforii ...M 3Sj ßoston 42 38 Bismarck ....2« lirii ßuffalo 42 38 Calgary 58 :;i|<'hieago 36 34 Duluth 44 38 Cincinnati ....50 48 Edmonton ...46 44 Cleveland ....36 34 Havre 42 42 Jacksonville .68 54 Helena 46 44 Los Angeles..6B 60 Huron 36 30 New Orleans. 62 58 Mlnnedosa ...28 201 New York ....46 40 Prince Al ....34 ::<» Omaha 44 40 Qu'Appelle ...24 V> Philadelphia .62 45 S Current ...Sri :<4 'Frisco 50 54 Willlston 2S 28 St. Louis 52 60 [Winnipeg ....38 30|Salt Lake ....48 48 •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). (iOOD FOR CHICAGO. The choice of Carter H. Harrison, as Its mayor, is not the only good that has come to Chicago through its recent elec tion. The voters of that city appear to have shown exceptional good sense in the casting' of their votes for the various candidates. Apart from having chosen Democrats to practically all the city of flees, they have effectually rebuked the : corruptionists of the city council. Of the sixty-eight members of the council chosen, forty-seven stand expressly pledged to putting an end to its scandals, which, in the past, have made the name of a Chicago alderman inseparable from thoughts of bribery and corruption. The fact that the city council Is di yided equally between the parties is ' rather a favorable circumstance than otherwise. Corruption knows no p.arty lines in Chicago or elsewhere. The new administration stands committed against the most corrupting Influence operator in Chicago politics— the Yerkes street rail way monopoly. But when the sacrifice of public privileges and utilities has pre vailed so long, and the standard of alder niani.- morality has been so low as in Chicago, it is an important tircum- Btance that a clear majority o£ the local legislature stands committed to the inau guration of more elevated methods. —^^^a^ A I'KIVATE SXAP. The office of oil inspector is an able bodied sinecure. It takes in annually big money, and it long has been a big cog in the Republican machine. The Wilson bill, under consideration yesterday In the senate, proposes to put an end to the job of oil inspector, at least bo far as it has been utilized as the means oi" accumulating a Republican campaign fund. The effort is to change the office to a salary basis, fixing the salary at $2,400 a year. It is positively touching to observe the mingled Borrow and indignation with which I'iur Republican politicians in the c. nate refuse to fuvor the bill because it would cut down the emoluments of the present Democratic oil inspector. And yet the present Democratic oil inspector has not invoked their interference, and, li<> doubt. Is personally and officially ut t. r!y unknown ro the statesmen who show so much concern in his behalf. Mor« than this, the governor has said that it would be a good tning to reduce the emol uments of his own appointee, just as the bill proposes, and to attach to the place a reasonable salary instead or the utterly Indefensible system of fee compensation which now attaches to it. Let the sufferings or the devoted Repub lican statesmen up at the state capital come to an end. Democrats, including the present incumbent of the office in Question, desired the bill passed The place has been held by a succession of the most notorious political parasites which the Republicans have ever fastened or: the body politic. If It has any utility et all as a part of tile machinery of state government, its cost ought to be reduced so as to bear some reasonable i-elation to that use'ulness. The Wilson bill would accomplish this. It should have become a law. -••- THE FITIRE OF CIBA. The final step has at last been taken to give to the Cuban people the blessing of a free and responsible civil govern ment. The Cuban revolutionary army has been disbanded. The military assembly has closed its doors. Americans will naturally wonder what wiil be the ultimate result for the Cuban people of the great work which has been done in their behalf by this re public. Will they prove themselves to be worthy of the sacrifices made for them by their American neighbors? Will they in the establishment of a free Cuban re public offer an example to their kindred of the Central and South American i states of that devotion to peaceful in dustry and love of civil liberty by which alone they can justify their struggle against Spanish control of tne island? . It would be premature to olte\ any optn- ion as to-the outcome, once the authority of the United States is withdrawn. There Is ample reason for human charity and forbearance in judging the Cuban peo ple. The conditions which so long pre vailed on the island make it next to im possible that the inhabitants will, with out strife or social turmoil, enter at once vi on a career of peaceful social and in dustrial life. The existence of American authority will restrain and chasten the most turbulent. of the political elements. The restoration of the Cuban soldier and patriot once more to peaceful pursuits under American auspices will exercise a splendid Influence, With time and the fa vorable conditions which must spring from American influence and exanjple, we have reason to hope for much from the Cubans. AYe must not demand too much, how ever. There la a well-defined disposition, especially among American newspaper writers, to make light of the men whose work in the field under Gomez and Garcia made the Cuban revolution possible. They are not what a vigorous and en lightened people might look for. Their ideas of life do but rarely commend them selves to us. They are the inhabitants of a land which in its climatic conditions makes demands upon human energy and vitality which we cannot understand. As a people they are just emerging from the most hopeless social, economic and polit ical state that has marked the existence of any people whatever among the clos ing years of this century. But whatever may be the early results of the efforts of the Cubans to maintain free government on the island, their.riirht to the exercise of the privilege must stand unquestioned. They will not make as good use of the privilege as we might do; but they will remain none the less en titled to its exercise. It will be in their power to demand, if they will, annexa tion to the United States. But until the national will is expressed unmistakably in that direction, and receives the sanc tion of this people, the flag of the Cuban republic must represent the ultimate sov ereignty on the island. Nothing short of annexation or the existence of national chaos will again warrant our interference in Cuban affairs, once we have taken our hands off. HOI SK FILE 4-4-*. House File 444, that slipped through the center aisle of the house between the two watch dogs of the treasury, who sit on guard on either' side, probably at a moment when they napped, is a measure that will stand killing in the senate. Its specious pretense is to create a commis sion which shall have authority to com promise the claims the state may have against its debtors, but especially de signed for those debts growing out of the failure of banks in which the state had deposits of public money. Had the measure been proposed in the session of 1895, or had it been law before the panic, It might have had a merit it now has not. It comes now, at the tail end of the recuperation, to release a few men who are liable on their stock to the state, and who, naturally, as human nature runs, wish to escape or to mini mize their liability. They have discovered, after the failure, what they might have known before, that some of their co sureties are bankrupt and that they must bear the brunt. That was a risk they as sumed when they signed the bond, and should not be heard in excuse now. But there are other reasons and better ones. The state had money on -deposit in nearly every bank -that closed its doors in the panic of "93.. The state contended- and the supreme court sustained it— that the state was a preferred creditor, as arbitrary and unjust a position as any despotism ever assumed or any court ever upheld. The private Individual de positors were mulcted that the one depos itor, the state, might be made whole. The few, illy able to stand the loss, were robbed that the one, well able to bear the loss, might suffer none. The com monest sense of justice would have made the state a sharer with all depositors in the losses. Again, with the exception of these two or three rotten banks, the state has had its own in full. To get it stockholders have been assessed and bondsmen made to contribute. Why should an exception be made now in favor of a few? If this is done then let justice be done to those who have not been favored. Let the bill be amended to provide that the com promise made in the cases covered by H. F. 444 shall be made the basis of com putation to which all the claims of the state, whether adjusted and paid or not, against the banks that suspended subse quently to 1893, shall be "scaled, and that, when the percentage of the state's claim shall have been fixed, there shall be paid j back to the banks which paid the state's ! claim in full, o» to their receivers and ' to the stockholders and bondsmen, the J difference between the amount paid and j the percentage as established by this pro posed commission. Then let it be the rule hereafter that the state snail stani equal with all other bona fide depositors ] in the depositories of state funds, in case j of their failure. Tho state should "tote j fair" with its citizens. CAXTEBX IN A BAD WAY. Congress can out-muddle even a Min nesota legislature. It took a sensible army organisation measure, drawn by men who understood ;he subject, who prepared it with care, and left it In condi tion similar to that which evoked from "Bob" Schenk his comment upon his revenue bill after the house finished with It: "It has been nibbled by pis mires and kicked by jackasses,' said he. ' "until its father cannot recognize it." Among its muddled features is the can teen, against which salutary institution sundry goody-goody folk raised strenuous protest, to the effect that the bill was amended in a manner to leave it in dcubr whether the canteen was abolished or not and if not who could manage it. The attorney general advises the secre tary for war that the canteen is not abolished, but that no officer or enlisted man can manage It. The consequence of this well-meant but pernicious Inter meddling is that the canteen remains, but deprived of the very feature that prevented the evils out of which it originated. Jt It-ayes the . canteen to bc sutterlzod by irresponsible civilians,, in- j THE ST. PAUL GLOBiS, THURSDAY, APKIL 6, 1899. tent on profit making, Instead of by soldiers interested in preventing excesa es. It turns profits that went Into a fund for the benefit of the regiment Into the pockets of men to whom the secre tary of war may accord the privilege of running: the canteen. And we can sac the sardonic grin with which Alger re ceived the construction of the attorney ereneral. He has never been suspected of neglecting his opportunities and it is not likely that he will allow this one to pass unimproved. One of his predecessors found post-traderships a lucrative pi?r- CHiisHe. ■ It only needed the notice sent round to the schools by Supt. Smith Tuesday to turn the smallpox scare into farce com edy, and that not of a very high order. Pursuant to a rule adopted by the board of Inspectors pupils in all the schools were notified, Just before the close of term, that none would be admitted this week who had not been vaccinated with in live years. And during all of last week there was a tremendous rush to the vaccina tors' offices. Monday it developed that there was such an epidemic of sore arms that attendance was diminished thirty per cent. Tuesday the superin tendent notified the schools that the rule of the board could not be enforce a«id that pupils should be admitted whether their arms had been pricked and pointed with vaccine or not. Some day, let us pray, common sense will triumph over this hereditary horror of a disease whose horrors have been eradicated. Since Homer nodded, drowsiness has ceased to be a mortal sin, and become occasion for jocularity. If none of our houses are wholly of glass nowadays, they are still plentifully windowed and invite the stone reciprocal. Conscious ness of this makes for tolerance. But when the Critic, declaring its function in its title, nods, tolerance takes to the woods and stones may fly. The Lounger of the Critic, making comment on Weir Mitchell's celebration of his seventieth anniversary, notes the peculiar fortune of February as a birth-month, and cites the Instances of Lincoln, Darwin and Lowell, whose birthdays, she says, were the 12th. The Critic's Lounger should have known that Lowell was born on the -2d of February. A member of the Pennsylvania legisla ture has testified that he was twice of fered $5,000 to vote for Senator Quay, but declined. That couldn't have hap pened in some of the states West of the Mississippi. The offer wouldn't have had to be made but once. A* New York farmer has offered $50,000 for a son-in-law. And 90 per cent of the eligible young men of that and adjoining states are ready to take the girl with out asking question* as to her beauty or temper. Hardly a day passes but somebody in Minneapolis inherits a fortune of a hund red thousand or so. Nobody ever hears of one of these heirs getting the cash in hand, however. And now Mr. Croker's $10 claquers are gleefully chucking themselves in the ribs because the $1 dinner fellows cannot buy a meal at any first-class New York hotel for $1. Yes, it is n very far cry from Dr. Watts to William Cowper, but we have the consolation, such as it is, that it is a much farther cry from Watts to the Bible. The Rochester Post and Record has a column "Idyl of Spring." That's right, brother. Use your influence, and get the weather clerk to do us justice. Agoncillo Is talking in Paris. His in terviews arc just about the same kind of a wind storm as those of the "late" James J. Corbett. Chicago university wants $9,000,000 at once. Do you hear this distinctly, Mr. Rockefeller? Gov. Forget, of the Northwest Terri tories, has a good memory in spite of his name. Dear sugar, will you kindly quit boom ing until after the strawberry season. Spring must be near at hand. Nine new kinds of bicycle saddle are advertised. How would you like, Aguinaldo, to be made dog catcher of the Philippines? Carter Harrison was real mean. He carried Zina R. Carter's ward, too. A Texas town has elected a Mexican mayor. Is Texas going to secede? Well, let's drop "embalmed" beef, and take up base ball. By the way, has anybody heard cf Trilby lately? Mr. Quay has given up the plum crop as lost. THE CHICAGO ELECTION. It is not given to many men to receive such a sweeping indorsement as that ac corded to Carter H. Harrison yesterday by the voters of the second city in the nation. It is a triumph of which any man would have reason to be proud. It is an evidence, moreover, that the people will uphold the public sen-ant who is faithful in the main, though he be lacking in complete fulfillment of his trust. Mr. Harrison's victory is due to the fact that be assumed and maintained from the first the determination to allow no grants to the traction companies without adequate compensation to the municipality. Later he added to this platform a declaration against grants of more than twenty years, and, later still, he accepted, along with Mr. Car ter, the doctrine of municipal ownership propounded by Mr. Altgeld. It was, how- j ever, Mr. Harrison's deeds rather than his promises which gained him the vic tory.—Chicago Chronicle. * • ♦ Carter H. Harrison, candidate of the Panel-House party for the mayoralty of Chicago, has been re-elected. Scandal ous as this may be, it is, nevertheless, a fact that must be accepted and treated with all coolness and deliberation. It means that we are to have two years more of incompetence, corruption and fraud In every department of our mu nicipal government such as has never been paralleled in the history of any other city on the globe. It means two years more of robbery by the letting of bogus contracts, two years more of pay roll stuffing, two years more of funil looting, two years more of prostitution of the civil service, two years more of police administration for the encourage ment and protection of crime and vice, and two years more of blackmail levying and tribute collecting in the slums.—Chi cago Inter Ocean. • * • The re-election of Carter Harrison as mayor of Chicago by a very large plu rality over his nearest competitor is a Reserved tribute to the young mayor who lias stood so valiantly for the protection of public rights from, corporate aggres sion. Kv-en more is his success a victory for the high principles which he advo cated during the' recent cam-ass. Tlwre | can be no niistakine the meaning of the election. Harrison was supported by the ltecple because of the good features of his official career. Those timid souls who feared that his success would be In terpreted as an Indorsement of the faults of his administration have misjudged the lemper of (he people and the effect upon lIM politicians O f the people's expression of gratitude aU( j confidence by their votes.— Chicago (Record, -' •? * * i Chicago Is not ungrateful for benefits; < 'lilcago Is not the infamous thing Charles T. lerjyk has pictured It; the people of Chicago are still masters of their own fate ami franchises, and Car ter H. Harrison^his been grandly vlndi catfd by his fellow citizens— these are the llrst thoughts that come to the mind of every t bought t'ul American as he reads the record of yesterday's glorious victory over boodle, malignity and partisanship. — Chicago Times-Herald. • * » A person who has received the major ity Mr. Harrison has, in spite of the Alt geld defection, can' afford to defy the s(>olls politicians of his party, and en force the civil service law, reform the police force, arid give the city an eco nonaio and ellie'lent administration. Tha stand which Mr. Harrison took regard ing street railroad' franchises Is the chief reason why he succeeded yesterday, but it will not do for him to assume that the sole duty of a mayor Is to see that fran chises are not granted improperly to traction companies.— Chicago Tribune. AT THE THEATERS. METROPOLITAN. P.ut for Mme. Modjeska, who begins an engagement of three nights at the Metro politan this evening, the tragic heroines of Shakespeare would have hardly a wor thy champion, at least on the stage of this country. In 'Mary Stuart," which she presents tonight, are exemplified all the most noble and lovable traits of womankind; in ''Lady Macbeth," which is reserved for Saturday evening, the most fatal, and in "Cleopatra." the bill for tomorrow evening, the mast passion ate, sensuous and tempting traits with which femininity is endowed. As "Cleo patra" is to have the most " elaborate production, and as this version of the play is new to many theatergoers. It was expected it would overshadow the other plays In the reoertolre, but there has been almost as large a sale for both the other bills, which bears testimony to the artistic appreciation of the Metropolitan patrons. The Banda Rossa, or Imperial Red Band, of Italy, .will appear at. the Metro politan Opera house Sunday afternoon and evening. In two grand concerts. This organization, although unknown In this part of the coursxry, has achieved a great and wonderful imputation in the East and in Europe, and Is Ay competent judges pronounced one*of the best concert and military bands In the world. The sale of seats for these pbneerts opens today. Tim Murphy, in his new play, "The Carpetbagger," ,will be the attraction at the Metropolitan for three nights and Saturday matinee, i beginning Thursday, April 13th; " GRAND. That funny musical farce comedy, "Mc- Fadden's Row of' Flats," which was so well received here last season, will be tha pttraction at the GrWnd the coming week. Among the novelties are the Brothers Speck, the funuy (Swarfs, in comic box ing; the Noss family, in their original musical act; the little German band, the eccentric dancers, F.stelle Wellington and Charlie Morgan* - =* The average theatergoer enjoys a good melodrama, especially when it is not too widely overdrawn, and when interpreted by intelligent players. "Through the Breakers," the attraction at the Grand this week, is a good illustration of an up-to-date melodrama. ETCHED BY, .STATE EDITORS. April 4, 1883; April 4, 1890. Moorhead News. Today, sixteen years ago, the first num ber of the Dally Evening News was published by the present editor and own er. Placing; the Blame. Crockston Times. " The state's affairs, in the public ex aminer's office, are bound to suffer as a result of the failure to supply the de partment with necessary funds. Gen. Pope, superintendent of banks, has made his threat of curtailing his force good. He has dispensed with the services of W. P. Snow, chief clerk; F. C. Boucher, statistical clerk, and Miss Coughlin. sten ographer. The legislature has failed to respond to the department's cry for more funds, and the department, very proper ly, proposes to place the blame right where it belongs, and not try to keep up appearances. As the department strnds after recent dismissals, the state can receive not a particle of benefit from it, and every dollar paid out is a dollar wasted. Shot at Minneapolis. Lake City Graphic-Sentinel. Should Minneapolis succeed in getting up a show to try and draw the people there next fall,, those having the matter in chnrgre should see. to It that what they advertise Is shown. land that people are not robbed when they get there and try to live while they are seeing the sights. Should they do this they can get all kinds of crowds to come In and spend their money. 3lentiomed. for Governor. Benson Times. '"' Although the election Is nearly twenty months away, candidates for governor are already In the field, and others be inyr discussed as though the contest was coming off this- next fall. Messrs. Van S;mt and Eustis are active aspirants al ready, it is said; the former we know to be, and M. E. Clapp, Judge Collins, Congressmen Heatwole, Eddy and Mc- Cleary, R. G. Evans, J. F. Jacobson. R. C. Dunn, and others are being mention ed. WAR WITTICISMS. "Think of our troops singing "Com rades' during the fighting In the Philip pines:" -'Yes: cute of them, wasn't It? No wonder the Fflipmos ran." —Phila delphia North American. The Soldier's "Return— "Doesn't your givl love you for the danger* you iiava passed?" "I think she loves me for the army buttons I brought, back with me." —Chicago Record. "Who is running this government?" asked Aguinaldo severely when the de serter was brought "before him. "I didn't stop to s-ee who was in pursuit." said the panting culprit. "I simply joined in and helped it run."— Washington Star. "Seems to me," said the typewriter boarder, "that you are a littles incon sistent." "Why?" asked the shoe clerk boarder. "Last night yo^ wero simrlns 'Let Me Like a Soldier Die," and now you are refusing the corned-beef hash."—ln dianapolis Journal. WOMANKIND. "Many a woman . gets old-looking." says the Manyayunk Philosopher, "through -worrying about the best way to conceal her age**'—^fclladeiphia Record. A woman receiTeajlots ©f comfort when she gets her naisfeatnd's life insurance, but after she aaa /lost it by foolish in vestments she jfleeißS to miss him nn<i mourn for him saore than ever.— Atchison Globe. - ( i Mrs. Madison-rl lt*ard that that Mrs. Beacon irons Bjftston is a brilliant con versationalist? n Mjfs. Upton— Well, sho Isn't. I met her atiU musicale yesterday and she hardly :jhad : a word to say. — Brooklyn Lite. _ K> The Campaign lAar Dying; Out. Chicago Tribune. There are still campaign Hars. but the breed is dying out. They are becoming obsolete, along 'With tfee prophets who privo election figures In artivance. The olj ways of carrying on "campaigns qre being replaced, as far as are con cerned, by neTrer. Setter, honester ways. The day wlren it wa« a <*tfty to He to help out a get .of*can<lidates, Tsnd iiurt another , ■•■ '-. •■• S H5 • " !*>S : ■-. »•.' •• * set. Is nearlng a close. The venerable doc trine that truth should clear out of a newspaper office when a political cam paign begins ia nearly discarded. ~*»» DEATH OF A LEPER. Elder of the Afflicted Garey Slater* Sncinnibn to the IH»<-ii«r. JUNCTION CUT, 0., April 8.-Han nah Garey, aged twenty-two years, the older of the two Oarey sisters, who have been afflicted with supposed leprosy for the past seventeen years, died at their home, three miles from here, last even ing, after two weeks of intense suffer ing, the result of tha dread disease in vading the vital organs— probably the heart and lungs. Probably two months ago the Garey sisters were examined by a prominent specialist on that class of diseases, from Chicago, who diagnosed their disease as genuine leprosy. The family live on an isolated farm in Perry county, which is shunned by all the natives; no one can be persuaded to put their foot within the limits. CAPT. CLARK HONORED. Former < ommiudrr of the Oregon Entertained by Inlon League Clnb. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April s.— Capt. Charles E. Clark, the old commander of the battleship Oregon, and since as signed to the command of the League island navy yard, was tonight banqueted by the Union League club. The function was arranged as a formal welcome to this city of the distinguished comman der and a tribute to his service In behalf of his country. Covers were laid for 175 persons. The dinner was of an informal character. Capt. Clark was presented with a silver loving cup. WANTS TO SETTLE. Cattle Plunger Glllett Will Send His Wife to Meet Ills Creditors. KANSAS CITY, Mo., April s.— The fol lowing unsolicited dispatch was received today from Grant Gillett, the Kansas cattle plunger, who left his Woodbine, Kan., ranch last fall, owing several hun dreds of thousands of dollars: Chiuhuhua, Mex.. via El Paso, Texas, April s.— Mrs. Glllett will be in Woodbine April 10, and In Kansas City about April 16. We will do all we can for our cred itors. I will remain in Chiuhuahua. We want to settle the best we cv.ii. — G. <J, Gillett. ULY POST DEAD. Unfortunate Opera Singer Succumbs to Heart Failure. SAN FRANCISCO, April 5.— Lily Post, the opera singer, is dead of heart fail ure. She was taken to the insane asylum on Monday, by her son, who had trouble In restraining her, as she appeared great ly excited. On Tuesday she was stricken with heart trouble, and died peacefully. She has beer; the prima donna of several operatic organizations. STORY OF A WRECK. It la Probably Being Mutely Told at Kelly's Cove. HALIFAX, N. S., April s.— For ten days the wreckage of an unknown vessel has been coming ashore at Kelly's Cove. A piece of plank picked up on Monday has the letters painted on it "Win ." Tha plank has been broken off. The resi dents of the cove believe some larg* vea sel has been lost. Wireless Telegraphy a Success. PARIS, April s.— ln view of the suc cess of the experiments with the Mar coni system of wireless telegraph across the strait to Dover, the author proposes to transmit messages from Paris to Eng land. The terminal here will probably be the Elfel tower, the distance to South Foreland being 230 miles. i Railway Through the Soudan. LONDON. April s.— The Cairo corre spondent of tha Daily Mail says: • "The government is considering a scheme for a railway through the East ern Soudan, probably from Khartoum on the Nile, to Suakim, on the Red sea, by way of Kassala, in Nubia. The idea would be to secure Abyssinian trade." Died at Sea. QUEENSTOWN, April s.— The Red Star line steamer Waesland, Capt. Ehoff from Philadelphia March 26 for Liverpool via this port, arrived here this morning and reported that Herbert Ruthven, a saloon passenger, died during the voyage and was buried at sea. m . Middlesex Eelectton. LONDON, April s.— ln the parliament ary bye-election today in the Harrow division of Middlesex, to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of William Ambrose to a mastership in lunacy, lr wm l:. Cox, Unionist, defeated Corrie Grant, Liberal and Radical, by 105 votes. 1 — ■» Trouble for the ISo.vullstn. PARIS, April s.— The public prosecutor will open an inquiry into the proceed ings of the Jeunes Royalist, the society of young royalists which Is charged with violating the law of associations. -_ai_^^__-_ Torpedo Boat Somers Disabled. PLYMOUTH, Eng., April 5.-The Unit ed States torpedo boat Somers, which left Falmouth today en route for this port, broke down off Plymouth and was towed into Plymouth Sound tonight dis abled. Minnesota Bishops. ROME, April s.— The pope today re ceived In audience the Bishop of Duluth the Rt. Rev. James McGolrlck. and th« Bishop of Winona, the Rt. Rev. David B. Cotter. Weavers Strike. PROVIDENCE.R.I.. ApriI s.— The weav ers employed at Robert Knight's mill at Lippett struck today because of dissatis faction with the advance in wages. Pointer fi»r Jcents Wilson. Chicago Chronicle. AVhen the Hon. Jeems Wilson, secretary of agriculture, concludes hU experiments with watermelon seeds from Afghanistan he might devote a day or two to snooping around; la search of Dr. Deyoe's report concerning the practice of a Chicago packer In removing condemned meat from th* offal tanks and selling the same to the populace at- the highest market price. -*T »••■■» ■ The Hob-Nailed Boot. Chicago Times-Herald. II Is reported that Mayor McKlsson, of Cleveland, feels "put out" over his de feat for re-election. It is not often that a politician will acknowledge that he feels the hob-nailed boot of the public. Ananias in Dnluth. Duluth Herald. Here's a hard luck atory: A thief smashed a show window in a St. Paul shoe store and carried off seven shoes. And every one of the seven was for tha left foot! •«. , Hard Shot at Yerkes. Chicago Record. Candidates for office should receive sealed proposals from Mr. Yerkes for his active opposition. Went Away Tadkluc;. Washington Post. The delegates from the Cuban assembly I made a consistent exit. They were talk ing as their train pulled out of the sta tion. Yes, Ye«! Grand Rapids Herald-Review. It sometimes happens tliat when a man comes home late to dinner and finds it cold, his wife makes it hot for him \otlilnu the Matter With Kansas. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Frederick Fun.ston, the Malolos hero. Is a sort of Kansas Frederick the Great. The Aftermath. Easier. cMH; Woman, ill: Bonnet, bill. -New York Herald i PARTITION OF CHINA JAPANESE STATESMEN REGARD IT A« AMONG THE PROBABILI TIES OF THE MC AR FUTURE RUSSIANS THE AGGRESSORS They Have Thuniianda of Soldiers In Manchnrla, Whn> They Rnle ax They Please Take What They Wont and meet Chinese Pretexts With Bribes Japan Suggests a Defensive Alliance. VANCOUVER, April s.— Advices from the Far West, brought by the steamer Empress of Japan, indicate that Japan has watched with jealous eye Italy's re cent attempt to get a lease of San Mun bay. The Japanese press recently cir culated a report that the United States was demanding concessions also. Mar quis Ito, Japan's greatest statesman, was interviewed on the subject, but said that he was not much concerned at the reported American demand, contending that nothing need be feared, as all coun tries held the same rights as far as settlements were concerned. Marquis Ito has, however, been in direct communi cation with LI Hung Chang, and has ad vised various reforms. He says a parti tion of China would be Inevitable should China persist in her present course of action. In the San Mun affair the Jap anese are saying that their government must abandon the hold-aloof policy hith erto adopted, and demand some substan tial grant of land from China. CHINA NEEDS JAPAN. Count Okuma, ex-premier, advises the government to so conduct itself as to induce China to rely solely upon th« assistance of Japan for the maintenance ! of independence. The first measure to ' be adopted for that purpose Is to drill several hundred soldiers by Japanese of ficers, and, especially, to encourage the dispatch of Chinese students to Japan tor ' study. If the situation should compel Japan to take a final step, It will be absolutely necessary for her to hold Amoy and the railways between that place and Hankow. It is, however, too early to consider this phase, which can only enter into Japan's calculations when the maintenance of China's integrity is entirely despaired of, and there is no hope of preventing partition. In the meantime Mr. Alo, Japanese min ister at Pekin, has applied to the Chinese government for five new settlements for Japan's exclusive use, to be opened at j Foo Chow, Amoy, Niu Chwang, Shanghai and Chun Kiang, in addition to the Tien j Tsln and Hankow settlements, which ' have been conceded already. It Is stated j that the Chinese government has decid- j ed to entertain these demands, with the I exception of Shanghai and Chun Kiang. j The Russians are adopting inhuman ', practices to spread their influence in Man- j churla. At one place, some twenty 11 from Liao Yiang, Russians attempted to take possession of a house, and an old woman who resisted was kicked to death. The Russian explanation was that the j old woman attempted to set fire to the i house, and in preventing her she got hurt ! and died. By paying a few dollars the j Russians kept possession of the house. At another place twelve 11 from Llao Yiang, they commenced to take forcible possession of a house belonging to well to-do Chinese. The Chinse held their own, and the Russians are now .putting j in a claims for compensation. IRON RULE OF RUSSIA. A correspondent of the North China Dally News gives some remarkable infor mation regarding the Russian progress in Manchuria and the northern provinces. He points out that whereas the only British subjects who were permitted by treaty to own land outside treaty limits are missionaries, Russians In Manchuria are acquiring land as they please and are already working mines. The railroad, j too. Is obviously a military one, and he i asserts that there are 30.000 Russian j troops at Port Arthur, 3.000 at Talien "Wan, 2.000 at Kin Chou, 200 at Lunchou, j 200 at Wafanglien, 200 at New Chwang, I 200 at Haichieng, 200 at Liao Yang, 300 at KirJn, 20,000 at Haipon. north of Klrin. and in fact Russian soldiers are all over ! Manchuria. They are to be met with : even where the railway will not touch. ! In Haichieng the Russians have taken a shop and fortified it by mounting guns At LaioYang they haev a site of 200 yard 3 square, where they are building barracks. At Kirln the Russians have possession ] of the Chinese barracks, and 300 soldiers with twenty officers and mining en gineers are quartered there. Outside the city they are purchasing land and intend to occupy houses for the summer. The Chinese officials and people are much ! afraid of the intruders, who do just as they like and square any remonstrance ' with a few dollars. Visitors to the locality cannot move without being shadowed by Russians. As there is no railway at Kirin and the branch line which Is projected will not I reach there for two or three years, the presence of soldiers appears unneces sary. PURELY POLITICAL. The Russo-Chlnese bank has opened a branch In Kirin, worked by Chinese, with i one foreigner, who is British, but little \ beyond political work appears to be done. j At Haipon, where the railway will ; branch oft* from the main line to Vladi- ! vostock, there are Russian settlements ' with 20,000 soldiers. It is instructive to compare this military occupation with the railroad In which British capitalists have their money— a good road, with stone embankments and workshops along the line, where carriages and engines are being built, yet there is not one British soldier to protect the property. The Eng lish are building the roads for the pur- I pose of commerce, while the Russians are j building thelra to exploit their own ends. The Russians take anything that they I need^ and a telegram. to the Russian min ister at-Pekin explains matters. i "^ PATHETIC TRAGEBY. Husband Out of Employment Kill* Family and Himself. ALBANY, Ga.. April s.— Walter Jack son, his wife and three-months-old baby : were found dead In bed this morning, i Jackson and his wife each had a pistol . shot in the head, while the child was ! shot through the body. Death was cvi- '< dently instantaneous In each case. It is j believed that Jackson first shot his wife and child, and then himself. The deed was done during the night. Tho only other occupant of the house was Mrs. , E. E. Richardson, Jackson's errand- \ mother, who was not awakened by the shots. Jackson was a young business l man of high standing, and married Janle ' Godwin, a leading society girl, a little ' over two years ago. Until recently he i was cashier and bookkeeper for a ware- j house firm. It is supposed he brooded '■ over the loss of his position, and killed j his family and himself in a fit of in sanity. m Gen. Mtrrlam'i Daughter Weds. DEISVER. Col.. April s.— Miss Carrie A. Merriam, of Denver, eldest daughter of MaJ. Gen. H C. Merriam, of the de partment of Colorado, was married at i :30 o'clock this evening to George B. Berger, of Denver, at St. John's ca thedral, by Dean H. Martyn Hart. Mr. Berger is cashier of the First National bank. am — John E. Carpenter Legally Dead. ST. LOUIS, Anrll s.— The court of ap peals has affirmed the decision of the lower courts that John E. Carpenter, who disappeared from his home in this city two years ago, is legally dead. The case was the suit of Mary E. Carpenter against the supreme council Legion of Honor for $2,000 on a certificate Issued to her husband ONE DAY'S HAPPENINGS. Bethlehem. Pa.— The Keystone State company has Increased the wages of it* employes 15 per cent. Birdsboro, Pa. -The E. & O. Brook Iron company will increase the wages of their puddlers 10 per cent, commenc- New York— The United States transport Crook sailed today for Santiago to bring back another consignment of bodies of soldiers and sailors. Washington— It has been decided by tne postofflco department lo establish a postal route in Alaska which shall cross the Arctic circle. M^?,* hln iF tOn ~ Secretary of th * Interior toiiav h . Was not at the department wnh^^feS. 11^ tO his W»ent. new a m,™ K H° n ~^ r - Hubert Putnam, the of * ,mn 3 ° f con « r «s«. t»ok the oath l° n m . c « and Immediately entered upon, the duties of his new position. Berlin-Emperor William is recovering wh/?w c 3 * Vere atta «' k ot rheumatism which for a week past has necessitated his remaining part of the time In b -d. Washington— The department of state has ascertained that the report that six American citizens are held in prison at Guatemala is entirely without fo.inda- . tlon. Muscatine, lo.— The three largest of twenty pearl button factories operating here have announced advances of 15 and re^ n I t ZTe T^m 2 ThT^e°n f c,r a a t mb 1 a i 8! toTe'^d l^ #&%&»*» SrS I r "? r Or P° ra " o » of the fit. Lou* world's 1 of th» T cel *, brftte in IW3. the centennial of the Louisiana purchase, was passed by the senate today. | Northneld. Vt.-The trustees of Nor -1 wich university have decided to begin the foundations for Dewey hall on Ma" : nlla bay. This testimonial to the ad miral has received his explicit approval. h« Wa n!^Pff t ,? n ;T; The Rusßla n ambassador the S md secretary of state that tne Imperial Russian Horticultural so ciety will hold an exhibition at 8 t Pet ersburg from May 7 to May 27. In which | tie 1 nited States is invited to partlc" j pate. , Chlllicothe, Mo.— Twenty-five inmates i <L. state lnd ustrial home for incor rigible girls In this city made a break | ror liberty today, armed with butcher j knives and other weapons. They drove back the guards, but were final ly run I down and captured by the poll- after a long chase. Deadwood, S D.-Flra at Lead last ! "'ernt destroyed property worth 1100,000 I The fire department was helpless owing to low water pressure. The firms burned j out are Henry Jacobs, hardware; Henry , bcnnletzel. assay office and laboratory ,J. L Marcoux, furniture. The clothing ! stock of Cohen, Gumblner & Co was damaged several thousand dollars by water. — *. DEATHS OF A DAY. EAi: CLAIRE, Wls. .April 5.-Carl Han j son, who served with Company E. Third I Wisconsin, throughout the Spanish | American war. died at his home In this | city this morning. CEDAR RAPIDS. 10., April s.— News j was received at the headquarters of the Order of Railway Conductors today of the sudden death at Chatham. N. V.. of W iUiam C. Wright, of Toronto, Can. Mr. >\ right was chairman of the board of trustees of the order and was known all over the United States. SAN FRANCISCO. April s.— Joseph D. Strong, the artist, died here today from the effects of an operation. LONDON. April s.— Thomas Edward Ellis, advanced Liberal, member of pm-- I llament for Morionetshlre, la dead. He was born In 1859. NEW YORK, April s.— Dr. Richard ! Kay, who Introduced Ameiican cattle, threshing machines, peas, tomatoes and cabbage In Japan, is dead In this city, aged fifty-five years. He was formerly a cattle breeder in Illinois and was for four years connected with the depart ment of agriculture. .«_ EXPERTS TESTIFY. Contradictory Stalpmrutn an to Pres ence of < hem 1.i.1s In Army H.-.-f. WASHINGTON. April s.— The two prin cipal witnesses before the beef Inquiry court today were Prof. Russell H. Chit tendon, of Yale college, and Dr. Samuel A. Currle, who was lieutenant colonel of the Second New Jersey regiment, which was stationed at Jacksonville during the war. Prof. Chittenden Is one of the . chemists selected by the government to analyze the canned roast beef. He pre sented his report showing that the beef generally was good. No chemicals had been found by him in its preparation, and It was generally wholesome. He. how ever, expressed doubt as to whether the heat of the tropical climate would not cause the fat in the cans to liquify, and thus render the food displeasing to the sight. Col. Davis stated that most of the cans from which the samples were taken for analysis had been exposed to the heat of the tropical countries, some of the cans Being brought from Havana for the purpose of the test. Dr. Currie testified that the refrig eratoi beef supplied at Jacksonville had on some occasions made the men sick. He had made chemical analysis of thu beef, which In one case showed the presence of salicylic acid and In another of boracic acid. MaJ. Lee presented more correspon dence between Gen. Miles and the court, and put in a request on behalf of the general that nine of the 130 witnesses whose names he had heretofore sug gested be called, saying that thpy wouM teptify concerning refrigerator beef and chemically treated beef. The court did not Indicate whether the request would be complied with. JAMAICANS ANGRY. Mii|m'<l for < inn promise. Failed, mid Revolt In !■'.» i»«-:- i t-il. KINGSTON, Jamaica. April s.— Sir Au gustus Hemming, the governor, and the representatives have failed to reach the hoped-for compromise on the critical Is sues that have been pending for several weeks. The governor declining to with draw the additional official members, the tariff bill was forced through. The rep resentatives then entered a unanimous protest, and tt is thought that this will fire the movement to join the Leeward Islands and to. demand annexation to the United States. Thus far no sensational populur demon strations against the government's atti tude are reported. TORONTO'S ARCHBISHOP. Officially Announced That Bishop O'Connor 'Will Be the Man. TORONTO. Ont.. April s.— lt was offi cially announced today that Bishop O'Connor, of London, has received the appointment to the archblshlprlc of To ronto diocese, made vacant by the death of Archbishop Walsh. Bishop O'Connor will be installed early In May. Strike at Rock Island Arsenul. DAVENPORT. 10.. April S.— One hun dred und fifty machinists failed to re port for duty at the Rock Island ar senal this morning, on account of dis satisfaction In wages and workshop rules. Maj. S. E. Blunt referred the grievances to the war department, but the strikers would not await its decision. There are still nearly 1.200 workmen left, including fifty machinists. The work of making gun carriages and Infantry and heavy cavalry equipment will not be much interfered with. Northwest Legislature Convenes. WINNIPEG. Man., April s.— The North west legislature opened yesterday at Regina. Nothing startling in new legis lation was promised by Gov. Forget in his speech from the throne. \e»v Lincoln Monument. "'' SPRINGFIELD. IU.. April s.— Tho house committee .on appropriation*, adopting the suggestion of Chairman Curtis, today prepared a bill prpvlding fog: the erection of a new Llneoln monu ment in Springfield, to coat $1,080,000.