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lIEPORT THAT HE HAD COMPRO MISED WITH OPPOSING FAC TIONS IS DENIED MATTER OF THE PATRONAGE Has Not Surrendered His Right* to Take a. Hand In Any Federal Appointments That May Re Made. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 6.—(Special.) •-While there is no question that the Ke. publican factions of South Dakota have united upon Congre.-srr.an Robert J. Gam ble for e'.wtion as the successor of Sen ator Pettlgrew in the United States sen ate, the statements which have appear ed in the newspapers to the effect that this action was brought about by <"o:i --gressman Gamble withdrawing all claims to having anything to say with reference to federal appointments during his term of office, and leaving the dictation of patronage to a few leaders in the state, are denied. One who is competent to speak in behalf of Congressman Gamble, in discussing with your correspondent the alleged compromise entered into between that gentleman and three or four of the Republican leaders, by which Congress man Gamble was alleged to have granted the leaders the right to dictate all fed eral patronage in return for the United States senatorship being given to him, ■aid: "Statements in any form that a com promise had been entered intri between Congresssman Gamble and those oppos ing his election to the United States sen ate, and that in consideration of their support and of his election he was to sur render all claims to the matter of federal patronage, etc., have absolutely no foun. xfatlon in fact. Such a suggestion was never made to Mr. Gamble in any man ner, either directly or indirectly, by any individual or individuals. He would pre fer to decline an election to the position rather than surrender or bargain away any of its prerogatives or obligations, or not be left absolutely free in the dis charge of every duty pertaining to the office." In view of this, it is now suggested that the leaders in question concocted the story of the compromise in order to "let themselves down light." There was some opposition to the election of Con gressman Gamble to the United States senate, but as the legislative votes con trolled by those opposed to him could not be concentrated upon any candidate with sufficient standing to defeat him, opposi tion to Mr. Gamble's advancement to the American house of lords was withdrawn BIRNED IN HIS BED. «Vagrlc Death o* a West Superior I'lin ntli-> man. WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. Jan. 6.-(Spe rß" .James Smith, proprietor of the knterpr.se Laundry Co., was fatally b»rn od tonight in a fire which partly de stroyed his residence. He was'taken out of the second story window by the fire men, having been in bed there' when the lire broke out. To Curb Expenditure*. WEST SUPERIOR, Wis.. Jan. 6.-Spe cial.)—l he injunction has been resorted 1 wy H- B y Kell °SS. the expert employ . cd by the Commercial club to investigate county expenditures, for the purpose of stopping payment of livery bills rendered or. account of rigs furni.-hed County Phv tiiclan Connor. The investigation show tn?,t vl last summer these bills were '', V('r flo°. whereas the board had hired the doctor for a stipulated sum on con tract to do all the m*>dieal work for the county. It is proposed to get the courts to pass on one bill enjoined, and held up all others if this case succeeds. \\ altei- Smith, manager of the Wt-st Superior hotel, has accepted a position as rhief olerk with the Waukesha hotel at Hot springs. Ark., his health demanding a change. E Rossiter, the steward at the \\ est Superior, succeeds as manager NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES. Owatonna. Minn.—Smallpox is spread- Ellsworth. Wis.—The Ellsworth Power company has sold its electric plant to 13 WiJ.ey am! E. Buck, o: Eiroy. Wis. Farmington. Minn.— Dakota County Bank of Lakevill© has filed articles of Incorporation. Capital stock, $10,C00. Caledonia, Minn.—Billy Mattison Post V? t 12i °- ,A- R- and w- R - C. held a joint installation. Capital stock, $10,- Rapid City, S. D.—M. P. Fuhrman. aged seventy-five years, died suddenly * from - ,h^?, r, t failure. He leaves a widow and six ■ children. Prairie dv Chien. Wis.—Peter Burns while operating a corn shredder, caught his right arm in the machine and it was taken oft at the shoulder. Hutchinson, Minn.—Mrs. J. E. Lawson died Sunday, the funeral occurring - Wednesday The saloon license fee '^ been raised from $850 to $1,000. Tower, Minn.—John Eliason committed euicide by shooting. His brother Chris ■was killed by a train about a month ago and brooding over it unsettled his mind. mL^ ke ci,tv., Minn.-William Anderson, of Maiden Rock, Wis., who was struck by | a train, has recovered sufficiently for the Physicians to set his hip. which was broken. Howard, S. D.-Thomas Williams, a veteran of ihe war for the Union, died of cancer of the stomach. Arrangements are about completed for reopening "the Howard creamery. sic Ottumwa, lo.—Fourteen cases of small pox in the town of Lost Creek are alarm ing this city and county, and prompt measures will be taken to establish shotgun Quarantine. 8n a , » lowa Falls, lo—.Foster W. Rockey, yard c.erk of the Burlington yards, was struck and run over by moving cars. He had L'Vo'bab?; ffi. CUt Off" Hls , B.irahoo. Willard Newell has been adjudged insane, the cause of his ©ondltion beiti* religion. As a sacilflco !ho oftered up his dog, fir«t cutting off 1 Its head and thru removing its heart Madison, Wis.— John Strange of 'os. kesh, who was offered the position of state superintendent of pubiic property L C pcrnr1(lct a Follette. declined ,| ""I been« Pt Td e. I;ryI °. MadiSOn TSioux City, lo.—Tt now develops that Jeweler Bills, of Vinton. 10., is not the winner of the $40,000 Pierce mansion in Sioux City A. Barber, a millionaire jNew York thread maker, is said to hold the winning number. ■ J Chippewa Falls, Wis.—Burglars broke Into the Bank of Chetek at Chetek and b.ew open th sale. The noise of th^, -exp.osion awoke the town and the rob-' bers were frightened away before they could secure any boodle. Duluth. Minn.-The White Line Trans portation company has bought out the competing line for the Copper country business, the Howard Transportation hvT^nt' w' heH. Wmge^ ne iS controlled by Lapt. W. H. Singer. West Superior, Wis— city lo«=t the Buit instituted by J. V. Galligher. an I owner of property abutting on the East ern's Twenty-Urst street viaduct. The What Shall We Have for Dessert? -- This question arises in the family rrery day. Let us answer it to-day. Try • delicious and healthful dessert. Pre- Eared in two minutes. No boiling"! no aking! add boiling water and set to cool. Flavors:—-Lemon, Orange.Rasp berry and Strawberry. Get a package ttt your grjeers to-day. 10 cts. jury rendered a verdict of $350, whereas the plaintiff asked for $1,500. Gallagher claimed the city could not build without assessing the damages and bcne.'its. Which WSU3 not done. • The fines- col-. lected from ciimir.als by the police last month amounted to $98. Sioux Palls, S. D.—A letter received from Rosebud Indian agency gives in foimation of the finding of the dead body of John Guerue, a mixed blood Indian, under (.ircumstances which point to mur dor. Pierre. S. D. —It is evident there is to bs a fight this winter over the liquor law. The liquor men favor a provision which will require the druggists to go out of the retail whisky business or pay the same -letail license that is paid by the saloons. Montevideo, Minn.—Windom Institute has opened its winter term with the best attendance in its history. The finance committee will make a vigorous effort to get the entire balance of the indebtedness pledged within the next thirty days. Marshfield, Wis.—Frank Schwantes, ac cused of murdering Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Klokow on Noy. 14 last, has been released on $2,f,00 bail. His trial will not take place until the March term.—Mrs. Victor Zecherd died yesterday at tne ago of eighty-four. Parker, S. D.—Mr. and Mrs. J. B. May nard gave a party in honor of their daughter. Mrs. Theodore Mahler, of Le Sueur, Minn.. Both retired about 1 o'clock, apparently well, but yesterday morning Mrs. Maynard died very sad denly from heart disease. Groion, S. D.—Fire broke out in Die storehouse of Brooberg & Weyner. Kn:all boys and matches are supposed to have been the cause. The loss was $300. State auditor J. D. Reeves has assumed control of the Groton Independent. Anoka, Minn.—J. W. Johnson, of Min neapolis, sold to George D. Dayton, of Nobles county, 3,780 acres in the town ships of Ham Lake and Columbus. The consideration was $36,000—Reed & Sher wood, lumbermen, called all their em ployes together and presented each one with luis pro rata share of the promts for the past year. Le Roy, Minn.—The authorities rounded up a gang of young men who have been using indecent and profane language on the streets and insulting passers by, and each was fined $10 and costs. J. W. Coi lins. father of one of those arested, as saulted Marshal Boyd and managed to release his son, but was himself arrest ed and fined $10 and costs. lift 1 I 11 DEATH OF ELLEN STRONG CREATES A SENISATION AT SIOUX FALLS INO.UEST TO BE HELD TODAY It Id Expected That the Dead Wom an* Hii»l»uii<| Can Throw Some Light on the C'nwe. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 6.—(Special.) —The inquest over the remains of the young woman known as Ellen Strong, who died under mysterious circumstance* of arsenical poisoning at a local hotel early Saturday morning 1, will be held tomorrow, having been continued from yesterday to give Herman Kenyon, of Charles Mix county, hu3band of the woman, an opportunity to be present. Some few believe the woman was mur dered, as she is alleged to have stated a short time bsfore her death that a young man had given her what proved to be arsenic to cure her cold. The suicide theory, however, seems to be probably ihe correct one. It has been ascertained that deceased has been a defendant in a di vorce suit, papers in the case having besn served on her a few weeks ago. Ken yon, the plaintiff, based action upon the ground that his wife had deserted him. WAS KILLED WHILE HINTING. Fatal Accident in I-'urllntuit Comity Yeaterday. BLUE EARTH, Minn., Jan. 6.—fSpec ial.)—William Rietz, aged twenty-one years, was accidentally shot and killed by Edward Bork, in Ja Davies township, six miles west of this city. The boys were out hunting when Bork's gun was accidentally discharged, the contents of one barrel lodging in Rietz's abdomen. He lived about thirty minutes. The acci dent happened about noon. ALL SETTLED AT PIERRE. Little Chance for a Contest in South Dakota Legislature. PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 6.-(Special.)-In spite of all efforts today, the organi 7ation as has been outlined stands un shaken, and the caucuses tomorrow promise to wipe out all excitement on either the senator or organization and their work is foregone. News of Sank Rapids. SAUK RAPIDS. Minn., Jan. 6.—(Spe cial.) —Martin Hoglund, of Foley, received the sad news of his brother, August's, dtath at Prentice, Wis., to which place he went to attend the funeral. The brother was fifty-three years old, and met his death by falling from a car, the wheels of the same passing over him. Thre funeral of Mrs. Patrick McGrath tcok place from St. Patrick's church in Minden. Eric Matson, for seventeen years in the employ of Foley Bros.' Lumber com pany, at Foley, died yesterday from in juries received the day previous. He was engaged in hauling logs, when the load upon which he was perched as driver, collapsed, Matson falling with the logs, one, seventeen feet in length passing over him, which caused his back bone to be broken. The unfortunate man was taken to St. Raphael's hospital but died as above stated. He was forty four years of age and unmarried A brother lives at Rock Creek, who will take charge of the body. Northwestern Patents. WASHINGTON. Jan. 5-List of pat ents issued this week to Northwestern inventors, reported by Lothrop & John, son, patent lawyers: James E. Evans Duhith, Minn., hot water heater: John F:. Fcrmoyle, Minneapolis, Minn, b'cycle frame pump; Hans C. Hanson. S trout, Minn., grain separator; Earl M. Hunt, Minneapolis. Minn., lock; Louis Johnscn, Culbertson, Mont., castrating tool; Peet Johnson, St. Faul, track-jack; Victor L\ Johnson, Albert Lea, Minn., display rack for saws: Lars M. Landing, Glenwoad, Minn., interest computing machine; Louis Mayer, Mankato, Minn., trip ham mer ram connection: August Paulson, Sis?eton Agency, S. D.. wre-nc-h; Charles H. Remick, Dassel. Minn., belt tighten er and guide; Sanford H. Williams, Min neapolis, Minn., coupling for traction engines. News of Plpestouc. PIPESTONE, Minn., Jan. 6.—(Special.) Mr. and Mrs. Rockey, of this place, mourn the loss of their only child, Fos ter W. Rockey, who was ratallv insured In a railway accident at lowa Falls, 10., yesterday. The remains will be interred here Tuesday nexr. Holland, a small place on the Great Northern, in this county, is quarantined have been reported in that vicinity at for smallpox. About twenty-five casss present, but nearly all are light cases. Slaughter of Deer. MADISON. Wis., Jan. 6.—Deer to the number of 2,568 were killed by hunters in the Wisconsin woods during the first twenty days of November, according: to the report of State Fish and Game War den Ellarson, just submitted to Gov. Sco fleld. TJiis is the number shipped, and does not include those eaten in camp or disposed of without being transported by rail. Of this number 104 were killed by non-resident hunters. Grover In Mnch Better. GEORGETOWN. S. C. Jan. 6.-The Water Lily, the mail and passenger boat of Mr. Cleveland's party, came up to the city from the marshes this morning, d°eo down in the water with ducks. Capt. Robley D. Evans and Capt. Lamberton are now at the famous Murphey island preserves, while Mr. Cleveland is a guest of Mr. E. P. Alexander. The en tire party will hunt this week at the former place before returning home. Mr Cleveland is much benefited physically by his outinjj. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1901. ill I AN II ENLISTMENT OF FILIPINOS ONLY DISCORDANT NOTE IN THE ..- NEW ARMY BILL . . .'if _"'. "I-' MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVIS Saturday In the Senate Will Be Luirjfely Devoted to Addressc* Eulogistic of the Dead Senator. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The senate will continue to give practically uninterrupt ed attention to the army reorganization bill until that measure shall be disposed of. That the bill will pass no one doubts, and the general opinion is that it will get through some time during the present week. Senator Hawley, chairman of the committee on military affairs, ex presses the opinion that the measure will be In conference by Wednesday, but other senators postpone the date some what. There are several committee amendments yet to be considered, In cluding those relating to the army can teen and the veterinary corps. It was supposed at one time that the canteen provision would cause prolonged debate, but the best opinion now is that compar. atively little time will be spent on it. A number of amendments suggested by In dividual senators will be considered at greater length, and some speeches on the bill as a whole are yet to be" made. The provision of the bill authorizing the enlistment of Filipinos in the army of the United States is among the features which are almost certain to come in for sharp attack. With the army bill out of the way, the legislative, executive and judiciary ap propriation bill will be taken up, and, after it, the volunteer appropriation bills, if any are in shape to be consid ered. The ship subsidy bill will be re stored to the calendar, as the regular or der of business when the army bill Is passed, and it will be pressed when no appropriation bills are awaiting consid eration. FOR EULOGIES OF DAVIS. Next Saturday will be largely devoted to eulogies on the late Senator Davis, of Minnesota. RE APPORTIONMENT A PROBLEM. The consideration of the reapportion ment bill will be resumed tomorrow in the house. The indications point to a final vote upon the measure on Tuesday, but the fight over the basis of apportion tionment is a bitter one, and the debate may be prolonged. The outcome is not clear. Mr. Hopkins is still confident that his bill will carry, but in order to pull it through he is now ready to concede an increase of three members to cover the major fractions of the states of Florida. Colorado and North Dakota. The opposi tion is verg aggressive, but on the sur face seems to lack the strength neces sary to carry the Burleigh bill. There are forces at work, however, by which the opposition hopes, through the agencies of Senator Quay, Senator Platt, of New York, and Senator Lodge, of Massachu setts, to swing the delegations of New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts into line, and if successful the Hopkins bill may suffer defeat. Mr. Crumpacker, of Indiana, proposes to move to recom mit the bill, with instructions to reduce the representation of the Southern states, but there is no idea that such a proposition will prevail. After the dis posal of the reapportionment bill, the river and harbor bill will be taken up. It is expected to consume two days. The remainder of the week will be devoted to appropriation bills. The District of Co lumbia probably will be the next of the supply bills to be considered. IRELAND WANTS COPPER SUL PHATE. According to United States Consul Brice at Belfast there is a great demand in Ireland for sulphate of copper in its raw state for use In the manufacture of artificial manure, etc., and he thinks it affords a good opening for American dealers in that commodity. INNOVATION AT THE INAUGURAL,. A distinctive feature of the pecoml in. augUTation of President McKmley if plans now under way fulfill their early promise, will be a large representation of the colleges and universities of the United States in the line of parade for the first time. The matter has been put in the hands of an intercollegiate com-, mittee which has addressed invitat'ons to the presidents of more than 400 Amer ican institutions of learning requesting that delegates bs sent on to lepresent their respective institutions in the in augural parade. Tt is expected that each college or university will have a dis tinctive uniform and banner and that the result will be a pleasing addition to the other details of the parade. The letter of invitation addressed to the col» lege presidents, is as follows: Washington, Jan. 7, 1901. Dear Sir—With a view of inspiring pa triotism in the young men of our coun try by means of the object lesson which the inaugural ceremonials will present, the inaugural committee has the honor to extend through you an invitation tr> the student body of your institution to participate in the inaugural parade of March 4, 1901. A similar invitation has been sent to all the leading American crimes and universities, with the hope of having as many of them as possible, whether large or small, represented on the above occasion. It is earnestly re quested that you give this movement your hearty approval, and either in per son or through a committee of your selection, present this matter for" the students' consideration in mass meeting assembled. It is desired for obvious reasons that the committee be informed at the earli est date practicable of the representa tion if any, it may expect from your institution. Respectfully. —Wallace Donald McLean, Chairman Intercollegiate Committee. In order that the movement may b«3 successful, t'lie suggestion is made that mass meetings be held by the various alumni and university clubs throughout the country for the purpose of inter esting college men in the project. The first mass meeting of this kind will be held in Washington next Saturday at the Columbian university when graduates from leading universities are expected to speak to an assemblage to which all resident college men are invited. It is s-tatecl by the intercollegiate com mittee that the different college clubs and societies ore expected to come a.s delegations Their participation will be strictly non-partisan. There will be no maximum or minimum limit to the size of each delegation, the only requirement being that each body shall be uniformed or decorated so as to display its college colors. Freedom is given to introduce unique features characteristic of college life. Delegations, it is suggested, should perfect themselves in marching either by column, figures or changing their forma tion while in line of march. One large banner should be carried in front of e.ich delegation. Cheering will be confined ex clusively to the time when the respective colleges are parsing the president's re viewing stand. Each delegation will be permitted to give only one cheer, so ,as to prevent an interruption to the cheer of the college following. Horns or other irstiuments for the purpose merely of making a noise will not be allowed in the parade. It Is requested, however, that bands be brought from as many colleges as possible. The local committee will make all arrangements necessary for a convention of institutions signifying their purpose to be represented. The rail roads will give a special rate to the col lege delegations. GERMAN TRADE WITH CANADA. Germany exports to Canada about six times as much as she imports from that country, acording to a communication to the state department from Consul Win ter, at Annaberg, Germany. On the whole, however, the consul states, Ger man products are losing ground in Brit ish North America. , Germany's principal articles of exports to Canada are raw sugar, railroad sup plies and toys. TO ADVANCE FRENCH MARINE. A supplementary report on the depress ed condition of the French merchant marine and the various measures ad vanced for its amelioration has been fur nished the department of state by United States Consul Thackera, £,t Havre. Mr. Thackara forwards a resume of an interesting report on this subject by Mr. Thierry, deputy from Marseilles, which will form the basis fw the discussion of the matter in the lower chamber. Mr. Thierry advocates the -d-i-munition of the advantages enjoyed by the sailing fleet under the law of 1893,' nthfc increase of bounties granted to steaw^rs and the rejuvenation of the materjlal composing the merchant fleet. "When" the commer cial fleet will have ofttalriied a greater number of well equiped vessels," says Mr. Thierry, "then it will be of the greatest service to the fighting navy when the occasion arises." Mr. Thierry calls attention to the dif ficulties which the French' government experienced every time it was necessary to transport troops to Tonkin, Madagas car, Dahomy and China. He speaks of the great services rendered by English ship owners during the Transvaal cam paign. He gives interesting details on the part which our auxiliary fleet took in the naval operations in Cuban waters. In commenting on the Spanish-Ameri can war, Mr. Thierry says that by the organization of a powerful commercial fleet, by the transformation of fast steamers into auxuillary vessels, the United States applied a system to which, in large measure was due the great American victories. In other words, the United States, instead of hav ing a fixed base of supply for its fleet created a movable one. AUTHORITY ON TRANSPORTS. On the recommendation of Quarter master General Ludington, the secretary of war has made a slight amendment to the army regulations relating to mili tary transports, the object of which is more clearly to define the duties and responsibilities of the principal officers in charge, viz.: The master of the ves sel and the quartermaster. The quarter master has supreme charge of the ship from one port to another in execution of the orders of the war department. He however, has nothing to do with the navigation of the ship when under way. Then the master of the vessel is in su preme command and is the only person authorized to give* orders to his sub ordinates, including the crew. This has been the general system of operating the transport service for months past, but there seems to be some misunderstanding as to the relative authority of the quar termaster and the ship's captain at se;j, and the new regulations were issued to prevent the possibility of any further doubt on the matter by thfe persons di rectly concerned. • •. . r ROOT IS OPPOSED iTO IT. Bill Providing for a Corps of Veter inarians. WASHINGTON, Jan. Root has transmitted to the;-chairman of the senate military committee a protest sign ed by Claude V. Morris,- secretary of the New York State Veterinary society, against the proposed amendment to the army bill, providing for* corps of veteri. narlans. In an explanatory letter, ac companying, he says: "Let us recall to yonr -attention the paper which I left with your committee some time since, signed by a number of chief veterinarians now in the service, taking substantially the same position. Let me re-state the position in order that PATHETIC APPEAL. I^B^^Sii^^^SSittiSS there may be no misunderstanding: This department is not opposed to suita ble recognition of veterinarians. It has no serious objection to giving them mil itary rank, although I do not think it is a wise course to give military, rank to civilian employes. What I do object to is a creation of a new corps, with a colonel at the head, reporting directly to the sec retary of war, and thus necessarily creat ing a new bureau in the war department and a body of officers who, communicat ing directly with- the secretary of war through their chief, are constantly inde pendent of the commanding officers of the cavalry regiments and the horse ar tillery organizations. One 'of the" recog nized defects of our present army organi zation is that of suitable command and division of duties and responsibilities be tween the.officers commanding troops and . territorial departments ron the one hand, and staff officers responsible to a head in Washington on the other. :. The re sult is that it is impossible to fix respon. sibility for any failure to ..remedy . de fects or abuses. The proposed organiza . tion of a veterinary corps is but another step in the wrong direction, and will In crease the evils which ought to be reme died." . * , v a" «„■ »■-■ ' ->i '-:--; -;■-.- - . ..•■•■• : . J . \jM ~' ■ -■-,;■■■ President Diaz Is *>ted. PUEBLO, Mex., Jan. 6.—Resident Di az i has been ', welcomed Shem with a | re markable display of enthusiasm. . Gov. Martinez today extended a wel come on the part of the state of-Puabla and President Diaz formalh* opened. the new schools and penal -courts. A garden party was given in his honor. . *•- hg— '■' Lower Freight Rates FrSm Eastern Cities Via "The MI linker Une," .Tariffs have just been >published ; In connection with the Eastern "differential lines" ciuoting throughtCft^ght- rates at $1.05, $.91, $.70, $.49, $.42, and $.35 per 100 pounds from New York, BbsJon; Portia d, Providence and common points to St. Paul on the six claas*§ oil freight, re spectively. From Philadelphia, $1.01, $ 87, 5.70, $.48, $.42 and $.34,-' with correspond ing reductions from Baltimore and other points. •'•—.-■ :v ' -1-. • j- ■-- —:''- -'Above figures are on basis of the so called "40-cent scale" -< of proportional rates Chicago to St. Paul, applying on through freight. from' "trunk line terri tory." This. effects also a ' reduction of. 10c, 60, . 4c, • 3c, 2%<; and l%c. on the six classes - from the seaboard to St. Paul via the standard or non-differential East ern lines. El If lAi SUES CARDINAL GIBBONS PREACHEI PEACE SERMON AT BALTI MORE YESTERDAY WARS OF THE LAST CENTURY They Are, He Says, a Mockery of the Christianity Professed by the Nation* of Europe. BALTIMORE, Md., June 6.—Cardinal Gibbons today delivered a sermon at a mass at the cathedral, in which he re viewed briefly the events of the century just closed with special reference to the wars which have been raged during that period as a preface to an urgent plea for universal peace. He incidentally touched upon the subject of the proposed increase of the standing army in this country, pointing out the evil results arising from the maintenance of large bodies of armed men in Europe, and expressed the hope that similar conditions may never ob tain in this country. The sermon was as follows: "The mission of Jesus Christ on earth was a mission of-.peace. He caAe to es tablish in our hearts a triple peace, peace with God, peace with our neighbor, and peace with ourselves. Man's peace with God was dissolved by his rebellion against his Maker. Christ came to restore man to the friendship of God by sacrifice of His life on the cross. "He has taught us to have peace with our neighbor by observing the eternal principles of justice and charity, by do ing unto others what we would wish others do unto us. And He tells us that we will have peace with ourselves by keeping our passion subject to' reason, and our reason subject to faith. "But Christ's mission of peace had a wider scope. His mission was also to bring peace to the family and society. As the God of peace He brings peace to the human heart; as the Father of Peace, He brings peace to the family, and, as the Prince of Peace, He brings peace to society and the commonwealth. "Before the advent of Christ, war was the rule, peace the exception, throughout the world. So regular, incessant and ha bitual was war before the coming of our Savior that the Book of Kings speaks of a certain season of the year as the usual period for the re-opening of hostilities. , "In pagan Rome the temple of Janus was closed in time of peace and kept open in time of war. From the reign of Tullus Hostilius, the third king of Rome, to Augustus Caesar, a perlofl covering GSO years, the temple was closed only for six years. "But, although wars are less frequent and less inhuman in the Christian dis pensation than in pagan times, It must be confessed that we are, as yet, far re moved from the millenium of universal peace. CHRISTIAN NATIONS AT WAR. " 'Glory to God on the highest, and on earth peace to men of good win,' was the song of the angels on the night of our Savior's birth in Bethlehem. "Although these words have been re sounding throughout the world for nearly 2,000 years, and though Christianity is the prevailing religion in Europe, It Is a melanhcoly reflection that it had not yet succeeded in arresting war and estab- lishing the permanent reign of peace on that continent. In fact, the nineteenth century, from its dawn to its sunset has witnessed an almost continuous scene of sanguinary struggles between the na tions of Christian Europe." Reviewing the wars of the century the invasion of Poland, the campaigns of Na poleon, the Crimea, the war between Austria and France and Italy and the Franco-Prussian war, the cardinal coni tinued: "And at this moment, after an enorm ous expenditure of men and money, Eng land is endeavoring to bring to a success ful close her was with the South African republics. It is stated that this c am paign will cost England $600,000,000. UNCLE SAM HAS HAD FOUR. "And how does our own country stand on the subject of war? Although the corner-stone of the constitution is peace with all nations and entangling alliances with none, we have had on our hands four wars in a century just brought to a close. In 1812 we were engaged in the war with Great Britain, which was justi fiable on our part because it was a war of defense. In 1846 the Mexican war oc curred. Our terrible Civil war began in ISS6I, lasting four years; and we have recently closed the war with Spain, which resulted in the loss to her, and In the acquisition by us, of all her foreign possessions. "When we read of a great military campaign, our imagination revels In the contemplation of the heroic achievements of famous generals. But we take no note of the shrieks end agonies, or the soldier^ weltering in their blood on the battle field. "Is it not a mockery of justice and a scandal to the pagan world, to see two Christian nations cutting each other's throat in the name of Christian civiliza tion? CONDEMNED AS AN OUTRAGE. "Is it not an outrage to contemplate one nation forcing by the sword her laws, her government and political institutions on another nation in the interests of trade and commerce, as if merchandise and dollars and cents were of more value than human lives? Is it not monstrous to see a strong power Invadmg a weale one, and seizing her territories on the hypocritical plea of rectifying her boun daries? This rectification of boundaries is a very old practice, and Is a polite name for ro<bbery on a large scale. . "Ahab and Jezebel seized the vineyard of Naboth. "The old Roman empire, 2,000 years ago, did not stop till it had annexed all of Europe and a good slice of Asia and Africa. But the day of retribution came at last. The warlike tribes of the north swooped down like avenging eagles on that decaying and corrupt body—the Roman empire—and rectified her bound aries over again. The empire was dis membered and the map of Europe was changed. ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH. "It is a subject of gTeat concern to the friends of the gospel of peace that Christian Europe presents today the spectacle of a huge military camp. All the nations of the continent, as well as England, are armed to the teeth, and are living in mutual dread and distrust of each other. They are devoured by an insatiable ambition of conquest and do minion or by a fear of invasion. When you see heavy clouds surcharged with the electricity of war hanging over these nations, you may expect the thun der-clap of battle to resound at any mo ment. Armed nation* like armed indi viduals are a constant menace to one another and are easily provoked to fight. "And these military forces, instead of diminishing, are unhappily, increasing every year. As soon as one nation aug ments its armament, its neighbor fees impelled to do likewise in self protec tion. "When we consider the immense num ber of men that are torn from the bosom of their families in the prime of life, that are withdrawn from active, indus tiia.l pursuits, when we see these young men vegetating In idleness' in time of peace, and luxuriating in license and dis sipation in time of war, we may form some idea of the moral, material and social evils resulting from such a sys tem. In contemplating these standing armies, the calm observer might be forced to conclude that European gov ernments were primarily established to destroy, rather than to save life, to foster happiness and develop the re sources of a country. A PRAYER FOR CONGRESS. "May God so guide our legislators and statesmen that they may never be be trayed into imitating European govern ments by the establishment of formidable standing armies. God forbid that we ourselves flushed with recent victories shculd ever become intoxicated with the wine of imperialism or militarism, but. may we always follow the traditions of the fathers of the republic. 'Hitherto we have presented to the world a beautiful spectacle. Europeans accustomed at 'home to meet a soldier or gendarme a.t every street corner, on arriving in this country have been filled with surprise and admiration that a na tion of so vast an extent, and with such an immense population contains an army of only 25,000 men. They have been forcibly impressed with the fact that they can travel from Maine to California without meeting a single soldier. They see that every citizen of the United States is a soldier without uniform, en gaged in the active pursuits of life, and ready at a moment's notice to defend his country. They would feel that we are a strong nation because we cheer fully bow to the majesty of the law, and are not confronted and intimidated by military satraps. May this fair picture never be defaced. "Every Christian nation of the world has its own national flag, it fights under its own chosen leaders, it listens to its own favorite war cry. "But there is one banner before which they all should bow, and that is the ban ner of the cross; there is one Leader whom they should all revere and -wor ship—and that is Christ the Prince of Peace. There is one clarion trumpet fo which they all should harken, and that Is the trumpet of the Gospel. "The teachings of the Gospel form the only basis of peace for the rulers of the earth. All the arts and resources of di plomacy will be In vain; all the courts or arbitration and peace conferences that ever shall assemble will avail but little, as experience demonstrates. All their deliberations will be so much waste pa per, unless their decisions are guided and framed under the invocation of the Lord of Peace who sits enthroned on the cross. MAY NEW CENTURY BE PEACEFUL,. "God grant that the new century which has just dawnel upon us may inaugurate a new era of peace, fulfilling the prophe cy of Isaiah, 'They shall turn their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles, nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more by war.' May the Christian rulers contend among them selves, not a<» to which shall invent the most death-dealing weapon of war, but which shall devise the most useful Im plements of husbandry and agriculture. May the people of the several states of our Union strive in friendly emulation in outstripping one another in the paths of progress and enlightenment and ma terial prosperity. May trade and com merce, the arts of science flourish, may her citizens be more and more conspicu ous for justice and temperance, for fra ternal charity, for rectitude of character, for every civic and religious virtue, ani for every quality that uplifts and en nobles the man, and may the blessings of Christianity be difused throughout our beloved country.*' NEW STRIKE AT SCRANTON. Mount Pleasant Colliery Su«pend»— Street Car Men Are HeMiv«>. SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. «.—The 800 em ployes of the Mount Pleasant colliery of the Elk Hill Coal & Iron company are again on strike, the third time in a year. They decided to s-trlke Saturday night, 'because the superintendent refused to give a driver boy the rate of wages the boy claimed he was entitled to. The A gentleman of Brooklyn, employed by a great publishing house, had suffered for three years from dyspepsia and had it so badly that the doctor said his was a confirmed case. This gentleman, who was somewhat face tious as well as dyspeptic, used to say that he had his ticket engaged for a passage over the Styx. He had dieted for years until his wife said he had nearly come down to drinking dew and eating rose leaves. Now it happened that one day he had a dinner invitation which he really wanted to accept and he was induced to make trial of Ripans Tabules, because he had seen their wonderful effect advertised so much. He began three days in advance, taking one after each meal, then he went to the dinner . and allowed himself full swing; but took two Tabules afterward. Next morning he found himself all right and very soon a lady neighbor was heard to ask his wife: " What have you been doing to your husband lately? He is looking fine!" He had not eaten a good dinner for three years be fore that nigh^, but now his friendly relations with turkey have been re sumed and in the exuberance of his new liberty he cultivates pie and, in fact, has a tendency to sample everything there is going. 3 Wy A FTER trying' every kind 5 H £A of medicine, bitter, sweet V W and some powder, and ; B H pills galore, and every kind of R ■L doctors, allopath, homeopath & V and the rest, try Osteopathy. -^; ■ We expect those kind of pa- M M. tients, for with them we W ; m have made our reputation, 'r I |l curing about 80 per cent, bene- & H fiting 95 per cent and surely •■■' ||L not hurting the other 5 per --B. V cent. It is new and up-to- m ■ date. The treatment is all ■ W[ common-sense and most rea- 11 M sonable. It will do more than H fir straighten your back. It will i ■ naturally and permanently . I, H cure that old stomach trouble. M ■ And just like enough that is <BH A the thing that causes your V A head to ache and your eyes ■ jv to pain and seem weak. Jj m Consult an Osteopath any- M. B way before giving up. H I Dr. Philip Wallace, I ¥ OSTEOPATH, I JL mania Ufa EBdg. 6 strike resulted in the company posting a notice that the colliery from this date would be shut down. The men are threatening to call out the 7,000 employes of the twelve collieries of the Elk Hill company if the lock-out is persisted in at the Mount Pleasant mine. There is some danger of the renewal of the street car strike. The barn men rejected the schedule of wages submitted by the company and sent back an al ternative schedule as an ultimatum. BAD BATTLE FOR REBELS HEAVY ENGAGEMENT REPORTED PROM NEAR VENEZUELAN LINE. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 6.-The British steamer Costa Rlcan, Capt. Kel ly, which arrived here this morning from | Colon, Colombia, reports that a big bat tle was fought recently near the Vene zuelan border, between the Colombian government forces and 2,000 insurgents under Gen. Urlbe, assisted by sympa thizers from Venezuela, the battle ending in the defeat of the rebels, who broke into small parties, Gen. Uribe escaping. The government forces, at the time the Costa Rica left Colon, were scouring the country in the endeavor to catch. Gen. Urlbe, who is regarded as the real leader of the revolution. Meanwhile the Insurgents were getting aid from the Liberals in Venezuela and Ecuador. According to a dispatch from Caracas, Dec. 30, Gen. Uribe, chief of the Colom bian revolution, who had recently been defeated at Corazell, province of Boli var, had arrived at Maracalbo and ' his '■ flight and appearance there were charac- ■ terized in the dispatch as a death blow to the revolutionary movement. _^»> 11l nine Club Will - Not Go. CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 6.—The Blame club, of Cincinnati, the largest political organization in Ohio, founded by George B. Cox, has officially abandoned Us pro posed trip to the inauguration at Wash ington next month, lor which two special trains had been chartered. The commit tee that visited Washington reported that it could not make arrangements for quar ters such as the - Blalne club members were accustomed to. WEATHER FOR TODAY. For Minnesota—Fair, colder Monday; west to northwest winds; Tuesday fair. For lowa—Fair Monday: colder in east ern portion; westerly winds; Tuesday lair. For South and North Dakota—Fail- Monday and Tuesday; northerly winds. For Montana —Occasional snows Mon. day; warmer in northwest portion; var lble winds; Tuesday fair. BT. PAUL. Yesterday's observations, taken by the United States weather bureau. St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for tho twenty fcur hours ended at 7 o'clock last night. Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. Highest temperature CO Lowest temperature ..; 18 Average temperature 24 Dally range 12 Barometer 30.0S Humidity 86 Precipitation 01 7 p. m. temperature 13 7 p. m. weather cloudy. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES. »Bp.m.Hiffh| •3p.in.High Battlecord ...—18—32 Bismarck ...6 16 Bizmarck .... ti 16, Buffalo 32 ii Calgary —2 2Ohicago 3! 42 Du'uth 1* 20 Cincinnati ..44 44 Edmonton ... —« 0 Galveston ..60 6i Havre —8 —fi Marquette ... 26 28 Helena 14 1>: Montgomery 54 54 Huron 12 18 Montreal .... 24 21 Mlnnedosa ..—12—16 New York ..32 31 Pr Albert ..—lO —10 Philadelphia 32 3i Ou' Appelle •— 20 —14 Pittsburg ... 40 41 S Current .. .. —4 St. Louis .... 48 54 Wllliston .... 8 4 Salt Lake ..48 6<i Winnipeg .... —tf 0 S.Ste.Marie 24 24 —Below zero. •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).