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HIS SEE SORROWS OOADJITOR GILBERT, OF MINNE SOTA BPISCOPAL DIOCKSE, DIES L OF PNBI MONIA BEST TO BED OUT MOMAV WITH A CHILL, WHICH SPEEDILY AWAKKMOI) OIJI PULMONARY TROUBLES ENERGIES SO SEVERELY TAXED DuriiiK a (ifiu'nillon'n Period of AfC tin'milu- Church Work, Mot Only ln illiiiiciuia, but Further W Te»t Toward the Then Frontier, Had So KxhiniM.a HI. Vitality That Recovery Wan Soon Despaired Of. Rt. Rev. Bishop M. N. Gilbert, bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal diocese of Min nesota, for over thirty years more or less troubled by pulmonary difficulties, died of the dread pneumonia yesterday morn- Ing at 3:45 at his home, IS Summit Court. Dr. Henry Hutchinson, the family phy tlcian; Mrs. 6. R. McMasters, a close friend, and the nurse were the only ones present when the bishop died. Mrs. Gilbert is very ill at Faribault, and has been unable to be with her hus band during Ills illness. A week ago Monday the bishop returned to St. Paul from a long visit In the East, 'tHE LATE BISHOP M. N. GILBERT.' having stopped over for two days to visit Mrs. Gilbert In Faribault. That day he was taken with a severe chill and was forced to go to bed. Monday evening the people of Christ church parish had planned a reception for him and for Rev. C. D. Andrews, rec tor of Christ church, and as the bishop was absent is was announced that he had been detained at home by a severe cold. .Although the gravety of his affliction was not stated, even If It was realized, Dr. Hutchinson feared for the result from the beginning, he entertained some hopes until Wednesday night, when he found signs of threatened collapse. A cylinder of oxysen was then brought Into use with favorable results, and oxygen was admin istered all day yesterday, and the condi tions seemed favorable until toward even- Ing, when there was increased nervous and restlessness. AVhen Dr. Hutch inson left the bishops bedside ut midnight of Thursday he informed the Globe that the bishop wag a very sick man, although he had left him sleeping peacefully, and apparently not In Immediate danger. But at 2 o'clock there was a change for the worse, the physician was nastily summon ed again, and when he reached the house found the bishop very weak. The bishop was conscious and answer ed Dr. Hutchinson's questions, but said nothing more than that. The watchers worked over him with powerful heart tonics, but to no avail,and at 3:45 o'clock Bishop Gilbert breathed his last. Seven years ago Dr. Hutchinson carried him through a severe attack of pneu monia of the right lung. In a second at tack two years ago, while the bishop was on his way to Europe with Dr. Andrews, the same rung as # again involved. Thus, nith the. right lung permanently crippled, and this attack involving the left, the oreathing capacity was made very small, md the disease assumed a more than or iinarily serious character from its begin ning. The bishop had, too, been subject to hemorrhage, and many years ago had fchown consumptive tendencies. Bishop Mahlon Norris Gilbert was born In Laurens, Otsego county, N. V., March £3, 1848. He prepared for college at Fair field seminary in Herklmer county, and In July, 1806, entered the freshman class at Hobart college at Geneva. Before he had finished his college course; indeed, at the beginning of his senior year, he buffered a hemorrhage of the lungs. Go ing south, he became a tutor in a private family in Madison county, Florida, for two years. Ak a boy at Morris, N. V., Mahlon Gil bert had as his ideal Rev. Daniel Tuttle, now bishop of Missouri, and the then rector was as interested In young Gilbert. In ISC7, Rector Tuttle was consecrated mishlonary bishop of Montana, Idaho and Utah. Mahlon Gilbert had finished his schooling at Fair Held academy and was entered a freshman at Hobart college when his rector received this call. "You •will come out and work with me some day," said Bishop Tuttle. But the only answer he received in reply was, "Write me when you reach <he West." But, coming North again, feeling Btronger, but not in perfect health, the bishop's protege went into the Western Held, under his old friend, became prin cipal of the School of the Good Shep herd at Ogden, Utah. In the fall of 1872, still In search of a congenial climate, he came to Minnesota and entered Seabury divinity school, at Faribault, to complete his education, graduating In 1875. June 20 of that year he was ordained by Bishop Whipple in the cathedral at Far ibault. He had calls to established churches of influence almost immediately, but soon after he went West and took charge of a mission at Deer Lodge, Mont. From Deer Lodge he went to Helena, then growing fast, in spite of marked disadvantages of accessibility. From fbe St. fmi $lobt April, 187N, to Jan. 1&S1, he was rector of St. Peter's church in the Montana capi ta!. During his Mctorate he was also chaplain of the Montana legislature twice. Before entering upon the rectorship at Helena he had become engaged to Miss Fannie Carvill, whom he met in Furi bault. The marriage took place in Holy Trinity church, Philadelphia, Rev. C. A. Poole, a life-long friend, now a doctor of divinity at Seabury hall, Faribault, being the officiating priest. la 18S1 he was called to Christ church, In this city, and St. Paul has ever since been his home. How Bishop Gilbert came to St. Paul to be rector is peculiar. One of the ves try men of Christ church was^ one day walking down Third street, when he met the Rev. E. S. Thomas, who was after ward bishop of Kansas. He said: "Mr. Thomas, who do you think would make a good rector for us?" Mr. Thomas said: "The Rev. M. N. Gilbert, of Helena." A call was sent—it was accepted, and so began the career of the man who is the eolaborer of Bishop Whipple. At that time St. Paul was coming into life, and the new rector attracted attention, the church was tilled, and he was one of the popular men in St. Paul. In 1833 a lot was bought adjoining the church, and a rectory erected, costing about $5,000. In the spring and summer of 1885 a mission chapel was erected on the corner of Randolph and View streets, a.t a cost of $2,500. This is the present prosperous St. Stephen's mission, then known as Christ church chapel. During the summer of 1896, through the generous kindness of a lady of New York, St. Clement's church, St. Paul, was erected, corner of Portland and Milton streets, which, at the request of the donor, Bishop Gilbert has adopted as his own official church. In the spring of 1893 Bishop Gilbert was prostrated with a very severe attack of pneumonia, brought on by exposure and which nearly took his life, but he was present again at the diocesan council in June when it assembled at Faribault, though still, at that time, too weak to read his annual address. * Immediately after the adjournment of the diocesan council held in 1893, Assist ant Bishop Gilbert, in company with the Rev. John White, D. D., then warden of Seabury Divinity school, and now bishop of Indiana, sailed for Europe for a much needed rest. He returned In October greatly strengthened and improved in health and reported to the council in the follow lowlng June (1894) 880 persons confirmed, 141 visitations made, and the number of sermons and addresses delivered, 314. These figures give some idea of the ex tent of his work, amid a widely scatter ed population. At Christ church his sermons were al ways practical, and abreast of the thought of the times. It was his custom for years to read one sermon, which he had prepared with care, for every Sun day, and to preach one without notes. I hose who heard him in the years he was rector at Christ church declare him one of the best preachers in the West. The The bishop was a conservative church man, of the Bishop Whipple type, and to say this is to describe him exactly. Soon the diocese asked for an as sistant. Steps were taken, looking to se curing one. A council was called and only two men were put in nomination for the office. This was in Gethsemane church, Minneapolis, when it was de clared by the bishop, in grave, serious tones, full of emotion: "You have, brethren, by your votes, chosen the Rev. M. N. Gilbert to be your assistant bishop." A solemn silence for an Instant fell upon the council, when it was broken by Rev. E. S. Thomas, who had a seat in the middle aisle, stepping into it, said: "Let us sing the 'Te Deum, 1 " which was done with solemnity and a depth of feel ing no one present will ever forget. That is how an assistant bishop was chosen. And when Bishop Gilbert was consecrated at Chicago, Oct. 17, ISS6, the sermon of the occasion was preached by Bishop Tut tle, who had taken the young Gilbert to Utah before his ordination, who had known him since boyhood. Since that day Bishop Whipple has often in public said: "Bishop Gilbert has boen ever since his election a constant joy to my heart." The diocese is very large, the journeys which have to be taken are long, some of them, particularly those to visit the Indian missions. New work needs to be undertaken, and the care and service required of the bishops is very great Into all this Bishop Gilbert en tered with all his soul. The way in which the diocesan esteems his coadjutor is seen when it is understood that when It was proposed to divide the diocese he said: "Yes, It is needful, ought to be done, but only on condition that Bishop Gilbert stays with me In my diocese. I cannot part with him." WILL LIE IN STATE. His Many Friend* Will Have an Op. liortiiuti v to View the Remains. The funeral of Bishop Gilbert will be held Tuesday afternoon from Christ church. All the details have not been completed, but this much has been dt clded upon. The public and many friends will be given an opportunity to view the remains in the church between the hours of 12 and 2, when they will lie in state, the funeral services following at 2:30 p. m. Bishop D. S. Tuttle, of St. Louis, a life long friend of the deceased, will conduct the services. It Is said an understanding lons existed between the two bishops that whichever passed away first, the. other, if able, should conduct the funeral services. A meeting of the Twin City Episcopal clergy was held yesterday, when a com mittee consisting of Dr. C. D. Andrews. Rev. E. Dray and Rev. J. J. Faude, of Minneapolis, was appointed to co-operate with the standing committee cf the dio cese that will have its meeting this morn ing. Resolutions of sympathy will be passed, and a number of other details connected with the bishop's sudden de mise tak.;n up. Mrs. Gilbert, If her condition will per mit, will be brought to her home In St. Paul Monday evening. -^B. TRIBUTE OF WILKINSON. Hero of Illnckley Fire Speaks on Death of Bishop Gilbert. Rev. William Wilkinson, at the 5 o'clok service at St. Mark's church, Minneapo lis, last evening spoke briefly of the death of Bishop Gilbert. He said: "He was a man gifted with ready and power ful speech, with a hopeful nature, and was always loyal to his friends. He was a man of strong will and loved the church with a deerj and tender love. I was with him in New York, at the home of the Rev. H. P. Nichols, a week ago last Monday, at dinner. He was East in the interest of the Swedish work In Min nesota, and that day he spoke to the women of Grace church, New York. Rev. Father J. O. S. Huntington was present and spoke highly of the bishop's speech and work. Bishop Gilbert then went to Philadelphia and then came home to his sick wife. She has long been sick and today sits in the shadow of a sorrow which no words can lessen and no time efface. To her and to her daughters we extend our sympathies, and for their help and blessing we offer our more earnest prayers. No words sufficiently solemn and rich have ever been formed by the children of men to speak the desire we feel. God knows, however, and-will re ward as we desire, not as we express. We stand still and wait and wonder, know ing the souls of the righteous are In the hands of God, and no evil can touch them, and that, if faithful, we, too,' shall with them rest in peace till the day of dawn." SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1900. in' (iit in: urwT CONFIDENTIAL, CABLEGRAM FROM MR. CHAMBERLAIN TO COLO NIAL, PREMIERS ALiRJIHfI RUMORS CIRCULATED GREAT BRITAIN EVIDENTLY PRE PARING FOR PROBABLE EVENTUALITIES GEN. ROBERTS AT OSFONTEIN Boers lv Force In the Immediate Vicinity, and Nklriul»hln X Ha« Bearnn—Defeat of the Boer Army That Inv.-Nr.Mi Ladysmlth Report ed Complete—Awful Extremities* to Which Gairrlson Was Brought. LONDON, March 3.—A dispatch to the Dally Mail from Sydney, N. 8. W., says: "It has developed that the premier re ceived a few days ago a cablegram from Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, marked confi dential, with a request that its contents be communicated to the other premiers. Secret cabinet meetings have been held in all the colonies to consider the dis patch. The premier of New South Wales has asked Mr. Chamberlain's consent to publish the text of the message, and Mr. Chamberlain has replied that he Is con sulting with the war office regarding the request. Meanwhile alarming rumors are in circulation." GEN. GATACRE IN ACTION. STERKSTROOM, March 2.—Gen Gat acre made a reconnaissance In force to wards Stormberg today. The Boers op posed him with two guns and the Brit ish artillery pitched some shells into the Boer laagers. BOER DEFEAT COMPLETE. The war offlca has received the follow ing dispatch from Gen. Buller: "Ladysmith, Friday, March 2.—1 find the defeat of the Boers more complete than I had dared to anticipate.' This whole district Is completely clear except at the top or Van Reenan's Pass, where several wagons are visible. 1 can find no trace of them. "Their last train left Modder Spruit sta tion about 1 o'clock yesterday, and they then blew up the bridge. They packed their wagons six days ago, moving them to the north of Ladysmlth, so that we had no chance of Intercepting them; but they have left vast quantities of ammu nition of all sorts, herds, grass, camps and individual necessaries. They have got away with all their guns except two." ROBERTS AT OSFONTEIN. OSFONTEIN, March 2.—The British camp has been moved here. A heavy rain is falling, the veldt is improving, sup plies are rapidly arriving and the men are In good health, despite the fact that they have been on half rations for a fortnight- Mr. Cecil Rhodes has sent a quantity of champagne from JCimberley, to be drunk to the health of Lord Rob erts. Lord Roberts has published an ordei thanking the troops for their courage and for the zeal and endurance they have displayed amid the hardships of a forced march. He says that their fortitude and /**m& \4!&* vrjftl BRIG. GEN. BRABANT, The Popular Colonial Officer In Command of the British Troops at Dordrecht, Cape Colony, Who Has Captured James town. general conduct have been worthy of queen's soldiers. A slight skirmish occurred six miles southeast, and Col. Remington had a horse shot under him. The Boer forces on our front are believed to be under the joint command of Botha. Delarre ana Dtwet. They are expecting reinforce ments from Natal. The guns that were captured at Paarde berg have been brought here. The rilles capturd have, In many cases, scriptural text? engraved upon them, for example, "Lord, strengthen this arm."' It is said that just prior to Gen. Cron je's surrender there was almost a mutiny in the camp. LORD ROBERTS' PLANS. LONDON, March 3.—Lord Roberts at Osfontein. six or eight miles east of Paardeberg, faces the re-formed Boer army, from 5,000 to 6,000 strong. This may CRACK OP THE PARTY WHIP. Gov. John Lind returned from Washing ton yesterday, where he touched elbows with some of the first men of the nation, and renewed acquaintance among his old congressional colleagues. The governor's visit to Washington was occasioned by a call for a meeting of governors of the various states to plan for the Washing ton centennial celebration at the national capital next December. He reached St. Paul at noon, and after a lunch at his home went Immediately to his office. He found an^tibundance of cor respondence and lmporant matters of state waiting his attention, as well as a house full of callers. To a Globe re porter the governor stated that if there had been any new developments In the Metcalf proceedings, he was not advised as to what they were, but he should take the testimony home with him and read as much of it over as possible before next Monday, the day set for the hearing of arguments before the governor. The mat ter will be taken under advisement, and be merely a corps of observation, ready to retire on prepared positions. Doubtless it is receiving accretions from the late besiegers of Ladysmlth atid other points. Whatever the forces may he Lord Rob erts has ample troopß to cope with them. A steady rain Is falling on the veldt and the grass is Improving. This will be a good thing temporarily far the Boers. Lord Roberts has surprised observers by the excellence of his transport during th« first advance and he is likely to do bo again, although military men here think I. he must wait for some days before going I much farther. The Boers, presumably, will use this de lay for all it is worth, pulling their re sources together. Dr. Luydn gives out the opinion that the British entry of Blocm fonteln is dally expected, as Com mandants Dewet and Delarey had been instructed to retard the advance of Lord Roberts only until the concentration under Gen. Joubert had been accom plished No adequate explanation is yet made of the 50.000 reinforcements that are prepar ing for Ix)rd Roberts. Such explanations" ap are advanced tentatively suggest either that the Cape Dutch hfve become more THE EARL OF DUNDONALD, Commanding the Mounted Infantry and the First to Enter Ladysmlth. restive or that the Imperial government has a hint of foreign suggestions as to the future status of the allied republics. The admiralty board hae telegraphed to the Cape commander an expression, of admiration and thanks on the part of the lords of the admiralty to the marines and blue Jackets engaged In the war for the "splendid manner in which they have upheld their branch of the service and have added to its reputation for resource fulness, courage and devotion." WORD FROM ROBERTS. Lord Roberts wires to the war office from Osfontein under date of March 2, 4:16 p. m., as follows: "I have just returned from paying Kim berley a hurried visit. I was much grat ified at finding the enthusiasm among the Kimberley people regarding the care of the sick and wounded. All the houses have been converted into hospitals and the men had been made mqst comfortable. "I was struck with t>*> friendly man ner with which the wot.twled Boers and the men chatted together upon the ex perience of the campaign. It delighted me to see our soldiers sharing their rations and biscuits with the Boer prisoners be fore they commenced their march for Modder River. Some of the poor fellows were very hungry after having been half starved in the laager." BULLER'S LOSSES. Gen. Buller'a casualties among his of ficers during the lighting of Feb. 27 were: Killed—Col. O'Leary, of the Lancashlres; Maj. Lewis, Capt. Sykes and Lieut. Simp son, of the Scots fusiiiers; Lieut. Mc rilyean, of the Warwickshires, and Lieut. Daly, of the Irish fusiliers. Wounded—Gen. Barton, Col. Carr, of the Scots fusiliers, and twenty-three oth er* SUPPLIES FOR LADYSMITH. A dispatch from Gen. Buller was re ceived at the war office this morning, an nouncing that seventy-three wagon loads of supplies are now entering Ladysmith, the first eleven wagons containing hospi tal comforts. RIOT AT PEACE MEETING. A large crowd forced the doors of Ex eter hall, London, where a "stop the war ' meeting was being held this even ing. The invaders were resisted by the audience and after a free fight the dis turbers were expelled. Undeterred they broke through the rear entrance, fighting with walking sticks and umbrellas. Tho police were summoned and the crowd finally quieted down, marching off toward the war office and singing "God Save the Queen." After forty policemen had cleared the building of the invaders many marks of conflict were noticeable, bruised faces, torn clothing and other signs of a sharp fray. Mr. Silas Kitto Hocking, the novelist, said he would pot insult the Botrs by comparing them with such rowdies as had been ejected. Mr. Francis Alston Charming, Liberal member of parliament for Northampton shire, said It was disgraceful that a law ful public meeting convened In the very center of civilization Should be menaced by drunken ruffians. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Liberal member of parliament for the Cockermoulh division of Cumberland, in the course of an in< dignant protest said: "Anyone who dares to speak a word of truth and Justice at the present moment, must undertake the service in actual danger of life and limb." Peace resolutions were adopted by the meeting. ARRESTED AS REBELS. RENSBURG, Thursday, March I.—Tho Continued on Third Pace. the governor will announce his decision later, probably within a nhort time. The governor further said that he had not determined whether he would offer a reward for the capture of missing County Treasurer Bongard, of Carver county. "My visit In "Washington was a very pleasant one," said the governor. "The national Democratic committee was In session while I was tn Washington, and I had the pleasure of meeting quite a number of the gentlemen «f the commit tee. "All details for the Washington centen nial celebration were ieft to a subcom mittee to work in unison with the local committee. Plans are being made to make the centennial of the establishment of the national capital at Washington a notable one. It is quite likely that the cornerstone of one or more government buildings will be laid on the occasion of the centennial. "The_Puerto Rican tariff bill is perhaps the most talked of measure in Washing ton," said the governor. "There seemed to be but little difference of opinion SOI TEITIIE BLOW REPUBLICAN OPINION OF THE AC TION OF PRESIDENT IN RELIEF OF PUERTO RICO MESSAGE PROMPTLY ACTED UPON COLLECTIONS MADE IN THE ISLAND TO BE USED FOR BETTERING ITS CONDITION REBUKE FOR THE MAJORITY So the Action Wa« at Fir#t Regard ed by the Hon*e Minority—Efforts of Mr. Bailey to Send the Bill Prepared by Republicans to Com mittee on Appropriation* Failed —Puerto Rlcan Bill Before Senate. WASHINGTON, March 2.—Within two hours after a special message from the president, recommending the immediate passage of a bill to place in his hands all the moneys collected upon Puerto Rlcar, goods since the Spanish evacuation of the Island, to be used for the relief of the Puerto Rlcans, had been read to the house today, the house had passed and sent to the senate a bill to carry out the recom mendations The message came like a bolt out of a clear sky to the minority. They were at first inclined to hall it with delight as a reproof of the majority for the passage of the Puerto Rlcan tariff bill on Wednes day. The Republican leaders, however, had a bill ready to carry the president's recommendation into effect. Mr. Cannon asked Immediate consideration lor it, and this was given. It was only when the debate opened—it had beon agreed that twenty minutes should be allowed on a side—that under the lead of Mr. Bailey, of Texas, the Democrats began lining up against the bill because It placed no limitation upon the president's discretion In the use of the money. Mr. Bailey had moved to commit the bill to the committee on appropriations with Instructions to report It back with amendments limiting the appropriation to the amount now In the treasury derived from collections upon articles imported from Puerto Rico, and specifying the pur pose for which the president may use the money. Mr. Bailey's motion was defeated, and the bill was passed, 162 to 107. Thirteen Democrats, Messrs. Chandler (N. V.), Cochran (Mo.), Cummings (N. V.), Davey (I.a ), Devries (Cal), Fitzgerald (Mass.), Livlngton (Ga.), Meekison (O.), Sibley (Pa.), Sulzer (N. V.), Thayer (Mass.), Underwood (Ala), and Wilson (S. C); two Populists, Messrs. Bell (Col.) and Rfdgle-y (Kan.), and two silver Repub licans, Messrs. Shafroth (Col.) and Wil son (Idaho), voted with the Republicans for the bill. Mr. Underwood announced that he had voted with the Republicans for the pur pose of moving a reconsideration, which he did, but it failed. Mr. Mann (111.) called up the contested election case of Aldrich v 3. Robblns, from the Fourth Alabama district. The Demo crats attempted a filibuster, but the case was taken up, 136 to IZ9. It was agreed that it should be debated for the remain der of today, tomororw and Tuesday up to 2:30 p. m., when the final vote should be taken. OPPOSITION IN SENATE. Puerto Rlcan Bill I» Sought to Be Amended. WASHINGTON, March 2—lnterest in the Puerto Rlcan tariff measure now has been transferred from the house to the senate. Consideration of a bill em bodying substantially the provisions of the house bill, and, In addition, provid ing for a temporary form of civil gov ernment for the island of Puerto Rico, was begun in the senate today, Mr. For aker (Rep., O.), chairman of the com mittee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico, being in charge of the measure. Scarcely had the reading of the bill been concluded when Mr. Teller (Col.) proposed an amendment providing, in brief, that the purpose of the pending bill is simply to establish a temporary government in Puerto Rico for the pur pose of enabling the people of the island later to establish a permanent repub lican government, in which there will be accorded the people the right of self government; the adoption of a constitu tion and the establishment of a perma nent form of government, not interfer with the sovereignty of the United States over the island or its inhabitants. This amendment was followed by an other by Mr. Stewart (Nev.), striking out the provision levying a duty" on Puerto Rlcan goods and providing that they should be admitted free into the United States. A spirited debate was participated In by Mr. Foraker, Mr. Teller. Mr.-Stew art and others. Mr. Foraker contended that the duties levied on Puerto Rlcan products were necessary because the island was in need of revenues. Every dollar levied as duties would be turned into the treas ury of the island, and the committee held that this was the only practicable means of securing the needed funds. Mr. Stewart strongly upheld the policy of the president, as announced in his among- the partisans of both parties un til the sugar and tobacco trusts showed their hands. Then the Republicans rallied to the support of the measure, and the administration applied the screws to those who were half-hearted In the matter. The whole affair seemed very much like a trust conference. It was their Interests that were at stake, and they won in the lower house, after a hot fight. "What the senate will do is hard to tell. If the weak ones In the senate can be bolstered up by the administration, as many were In the house, the measure will unquestionably pass. "I believe," said the governor, continu ing-, "that It is both unwise and impolitic for us to place a high tariff between this country and Puerto Rico. The conditions there are much different than in Cuba. The latter was held as a colony, but Puerto Rico had a representation of eighteen In the Spanish cortes, twelve in the upper and six in the lower hou.<e. The least that we could do is to extend to them our trade. I believe that If the principle of tariff with Puerto Rico is a bad one, the 15 per cent clause Is just as had as 26 per cent. It should either be high tariff or no tariff." price two cENTs-jgr^yaa^ 4 BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for Bt. Paul. Increased Cloudiness. I—< «ill for City Convention. » Death of BlMhop Gilbert. MeMwaire Prom McKlnley. Late»t New» From Africa. 2—Soo«t Get* a Verdict. A Gov. I.iiwl Talk* Politic*. Street Car Earning. B—Mlnneupoll* Mattem. Northneit Nvivn. 4—Editorial. Itnu»Hir«-<-t*M Review. Story of Spion Kop. 6—Sporting: New*. Shairkey I* Confldetnt. Sharkey In Confident. Mm. Molineux TiilLh. 6—Popular Want*. 7—Market* of the World. Chicago Muy Wheat, 60 8-80. Bar Sliver, 50 7-Be. Stock* Declining. B—ln the Labor World. New* of Rallroada. Applicant* for Pardon*. OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK-Arrived: Saale. from Bremen; Corean, Glasgow; Germanic, Liverpool; Cevlc. Liverpool. QUEENSTOWN. midnight - Arrived: Campania, New York for Liverpool, and proceeded. ROTTERDAM - Sailed: Staatendam. New York. LIVERPOOL—SaiIed: Servifl, Boston. GENOA—Arrived: Trave, New Yoik. HAVRE—Arrived: La Touraine, New York. BRISBANE—SaiIed: Warimoo. Van couver. TODAY IN ST. PALL. METROPOLITAN—"Arizona," Js:ls p. m. and 2:30 p. m. GRAND—"Secret Service," 8:15 and 2:30 p. m. Palm Garden—Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. Emmet anniversary, Cretin hall, even ing: at 8. Commercial club mueicale, evening at 8. Prohibition county convention. Central hall. Sixth and Seventh streets, 8 p. m. MAFEKING RELIEVED UNCONFIRMED RUMOR TO THAT F.FFECT BELIEVED TO BE TRUE NEW YORK. March 2.—A Boer report Is published from Brussels that the siege of Mafeking has been raised. The news is unconfirmed, but is probably true. last annual message, of giving free trade to the Puerto Ricans. An hour and a half of the session was devoted to consideration of the Quay case, Mr. Hoar (Kass.) presenting an able constitutional argument in favor of the seating of Mr. Quay, on the ground, mainly, that it was the intention of the framers of the constitution that the sen ate at all times should have its full quota of members. TO AID PUERTO RICO. President Me Kin ley Snggrcsts Turn ing? Back of Revenue*). WASHINGTON, March 2.—The presi dent today sent the following message to congress: To the Senate and House of Represen tatives: Since the evacuation of Puerto Rico by the Spanish forces on the 18th day of October, 1898, the United States has collected on products coming t'rrnn that inland to the ports of the United States the duties fixed by the Dingley act and amounting to $2,095,455.55, and will continue to collect under said law until congress shall otherwise direct. Al though I had the power, and having In mind the best interests of the people of the island, used it, to modify duties on goods and products entering into Puerto Rico, I did not have the power to remit or modify duties on Puerto Rican pin l ucts coming into the United States. In view of the pressing necessity for Imme diate revenue in Puerto Rico for con ducting the government there, and for the extension of public education, and In view also of the provisional legislation just inaugurated by the house of repre sentatives, and for the purpose of mak ing the principle embodiment in that leg islation applicable to the immediate past, as well as to the Immediate future, I rec ommend that the above sum so collected and the same hereafter collected under existing laws, shall without waiting for the enactment of the general legislation now pending be appropriated for the use and benefit of the island, — William McKinley. Executive Mansion, March 2, 1900. The reading of the message was greet ed with Republican applause in the house, and Mr. Cannon asked unanimous con sent for the immediate passage of a bill to carry out the recommendation. There was no objection, and it was agreod that there should be twenty minutes* debate on a side. WITNESSES EXCISED. Taking: of Testimony In the Clark Inquiry CloHed. WASHINGTON, March 2.—Just befo:? the adjournment of the senate committee on elections today, both the prosecution and the defense in the investigation of the election of Senator Clark, of Mon tana, announced that they had concluded the presentation of testimony. There are some papers to be examined, and argu ment Is still to be heard. Arrangements for this will bo made tomorrow. The committee reserves the right to call witnesses In its own behalf, but the feel ing Is general that the arduous part of the work is finished. All witnesses called by either side have been excused and many cf them left tonight for their homes. The investigation began on Jan. 6, and up to date a hundred witnesses have been examined. Their testimony will fill be tween 2,400 and 2,500 pages. The expense to the government so far has been about $27,000. A number of witnesses were examined today, but the only one who gave im portant testimony was James W. Kemper, of Butte, whose statement bore on the purchase of State Representative Woods ranch. E. L. Whltmore explained his relations with C. W. Clark, as developed in the purchase of State Senator Warners ranch. The defense introduced three or four witnesses in surrebuttal, among them J. S. M. NciU, of Helena. He denied send ing a message to the effect that the state supreme court could be influenced in the Wellcome disbarment case. Editorial Convention. NEW ORLEANS, March 2.—The prin cipal occurrence of today's session of the National Editorial convention was a speech by the Hon. Thomas N. Patter son, of the Rocky Mountain News, Den ver, Col., on the subject of the paper trust. Mr. Patterson said a protective tariff system had made it possible for a few paper manufacturing concerns to get control of the entire whtte paper supply of the country. DEMS MEET FIRST CITY CONVENTION OP THE DEMO CRATS TO BE HELD MARCH 24 V 4" PRIHIRIEB NIOHT BRF9RI REPRESENTATION IS BASED LPO* THE VOTE FOR LIND IN ISOG } SHEBMAN HALL IS THE PLACE Since the Market Hall Has Gone, New Arrangement* Had to B« Made—Date la Jo*t Before the Re publican City Convention— Official Call for the Convention In Here with Given. Below appears the official call for the Democratic city convention, to be held at Sherman ha)!, Sixth and Wabasha streets Saturday, March 24, at 10 o'clock, a week earlier than had been generally expected. The convention will consist of 20» dele gates, and the ward apportionments will be as follows: First, 30; Second, 19; Third 10; Fourth, 18; Fifth, 26; Sixth Zi' Seventh, 13; Eighth, 38; Mnth, 22; Tenth, 6; Eleventh, 4. The primaries will be held the night before. The call follows: OFFICIAL NOTICE. Notice of Primary Election of Delegates to Democratic City Convention. A convention of delegates representing £? e.De A m, ooca-ticra-tic party of the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, will be held at Sher man hall,, in said city, on the 24th day of March, A. D. 1900, at 10 o'clock in the rorenoon, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates of said party for tne several municipal offices to be voted for at the regular municipal election within and for said city, to take place on Tuesday, the first day of May, A. D. 1900, and for the transaction of puch other business as may properly come before said convention. The offices to be filled at said election, and for which candidates are to be nom inated at and by said convention, are as follows: A mayor for the term of two years A city comptroller for the term of two years. A city treasurer for the term of two years. Nine assemblymen for the term of two years. One alderman in each ward of said city for the term of two years. A Justice of the peace for the district lying east of Wabasha street for the term of two years. A Justice of the peace for the district i£ lng r~west of Wabasha street, excepting the Tenth and Eleventh wards, lor the term of two years. A constable for tne district lying east of Wabasha street for the term of two years. Aconslable for the district lying weet of Wabasha street for the term of two years. A Justice of the peace for the Tenth and 'Rleverrth ward*, in said city, for the term of two years. A Justice of the peace for the Sixth wartl, in said city, for the term of two A constable for the Sixth ward of saiil city for the term of two years. The basis of apportionment is one dele gate for each fifty or less Democratic votes and one delegate for each addi tional thirty-five Democratic votes cast in each precinct, for His Excellency Gov John Lind, for Governor of the State of Minnesota, in the year ISSS. The following is the number of dele gates each precinct in said city is en titled to in the said convention: FIRST WARD. Ist preefnet 2 Bth precinct 3 2nd precinct 2 9th precinct . '."" 3 3rd precinct 4 10th precinct .. "4 4th precinct 2 11th precinct ... " 3 sth precinct 1 '__ <;th precinct 3 Total ..30 ilh precinct 3 SECOND WARD. Ist precinct I,Bth precinct .. l 2nd precinct 2 Pth precinct ...... 1 3rd precinct 2 10th precinct 4th precinct 2111 th precinct '.'.'.'." 3 r.th precinct 1 6th precinct 2 Total 19 <th precinct 3! THIRD WARD. Ist precinct I,6th precinct l 2nd precinct 1 7th procinct 2 3rd precinct 1 Bth precinct ... 2 4th precinct 1 _ 6th precinct 1 Total 10 FOURTH WARD. Ist precinct 2 Bth precinct ... 2 2d precinct 1 nth precinct .. 1 3d precinct l loth precinct 4th precinct 1 11th precinct " 1 Bth precinct l 12th precinct ..'.'." 2 6th precinct 3 __ 7th precinct 2 Total 18 FIFTH AVARD. Ist precinct 1 Oth precinct 2 2d precinct 1 10th precinct 1 3d precinct 1 nth precinct ... 1 4th precinct 2 12th precinct . ' 2 sth precinct 2 13th precinct .. 3 6th precinct ?, 14th precinct . 2 7th precinct 2 '_ Bth precinct 3 Total- 2(} SIXTH WARD. Ist precinct 1 jtth precinct 3 2d oreclnct 2 10th precinct 2 3d precinct 2 11th precinct .. 2 4th precinct 1 12th precinct 1 Xth precinct 1 13th precinct 2 6th precinct 1 "_ 7th precinct 2 Total 22 Bth precinct 2 SEVENTH WARD. Ist precinct 2 7th precinct 1 2d previnct 2 hth precinct l 3d precinct 1 l)th precinct 1 4th precinct 2 Bth precinct 1 Total 13 6th precinct 2 EIGHTH WARD. Ist precinct 2jlOth precinct 3 2d precinct 211 th precinct 9 3d precinct 3 j 12th precinct 2 4th precinct 2,13 th precinct 2 Bth precinct 3 14th precinct 2 6th precinct 3 ]sth precinct 2 7th precinct 3 ._ Mh precinct 3 Total 3S 9th precinct 2 NINTH WARD. Ist precinct 2 9th precinct 2 2nd precinct 1 JOth precinct ..... 1 3rd precinct 211 th precinct 3 4th precinct 112 th precinct 1 sth precinct 2 13th precinct 1 6th precinct 1 — 7th pre-cinct 2 Total 22 Bth precinct 3 TENTH WARD. Ist precinct 1 4th precinct 1 2nd precinct 2 — 3rd precinct 2 Total 6 ELEVENTH WARD. Ist precinct 1 4th precinct 1 2nd precinct 1 — 3rd precinct 1 Total 4 Notice Is hereby given that thr- primary elections for the election of dogates to said Democratic City Convention will be held in tho several election districts, in paid city of St. Paul. Minnesota, on tho 23rd day of March, A. D. 1900. between the hours of five and seven o'clock p. m. The Democratic City Committee of the City of St Paul, Minnesota, by RICHARD W. BELT-. Chairman. JOHN C. HARDY, Secretary. Such primary elections will be held In, each election district or precinct at the usual election booth or polling place therein, or in the immediate vincinlty thereof. Due notice of the time and place of holding such primary elections will be posted by the Committee at least six (,<i) days prior to said 23rd day of March, 1800, according to law.