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■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
lowa- Fair Thursday, preceded by rain
in extreme eastern portion: Friday fair;
viixls shifting to northwesterly.
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
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).
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.
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 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.
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
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-

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
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.
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.
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.
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
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; "
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.
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
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
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
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
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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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!
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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 "^
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
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
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
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- .
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
— *.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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