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ST. PAUL. FRIDAY. AUGUST 2, 1878.
The Second District Democratic Committee.
To the Editoi of the Globe:
RED Wixo, Minn., July 30, 1878.In ac
cordance with a resolution passed by the
Second Congressional district convention,
holdon at Shakopee, July 18, 1875, I have
this day appointed the following congres
sional cotnm ttee:
Michael Doran. LeSuenr county, chairman.
W. T. Bonr.iwell, McLeod county.
J. F. Nouish, Dakota county.
Henry Behnke, Brown county.
J. M. Archibald. Rice county.
Yours truly, J. C. PlEKOK.
HANNIBAL HAMLIN declared his intention,
at the Maine Republican convention the
other day, to retire to private life. He was
somewhat taken aback by the heartiness of
the applause which greeted the announce
THE efforts of the radicals in the British
House of Commons to prevent the grant of
a pension to the Duke of Connaught have
come to naught, and the young fellow can
now boast an annual income equal to the
salary of the President of the United States.
It pays to bo a son of Victoria.
THE Democratic party ot Arkansas invites
tht colored men to join it for the purpose ot
breaking down the color line. As soon as
the colored people of that State cease to look
upon the Democrats with distrust, they will
have no cause to complain of their condi
tion, for they w.ll receive all tho considera
tion they have any reason to claim.
Tnrj death of Cardinal Franchi, the secie
tary of the Pope, is announced fiom Rome.
He was elevated to the cardiualato in 1873,
and on the death of Pius IX. became a prom
inent candidate for tho succession. He was
one of the extremists of the church, and his
influence with the present Pope was gieatly
feared by the progtessive party at Rome.
BEN BUTLEB announces that he will not
again be a candidato for Congress. He has
served his country in that capacity for ten
years, and wants to take a lest before he
goes into tiaining for the Presidency. But
ler probably knows that a man in Congress
during the next two yoais will have magnifi
cent chances to make himself unpopular,
and doesn't propose to lisk himself.
THE process of doubling up the charges
for freight transportation on the Union Pa
cific railroad will not increase the popular
ity of that monopoly among merchants. It
may do good, however, by stimulating ef
fort towards the completion of the Northern
Pacific as a competing line. Merchants can
not afford 10 pay two prices for transporta
tion of ,joods simply to pamper a great cor
poration without soul or reason.
BECAUSE the investigation into the cause
of the Rhodope insuriection developed the
faot of an agreement between the Russian
commander and the insurgents, the Russian
commissioner has protested against its con
tinuance. The investigation, however, still
goes on under the charge of the other
powers, and it would not be surprising if it
would lead to the fact that the Russians are
inciting all of the uprisings that now distract
A NEW way of paying lawyers' fees appears
to be coming into vogue in Arkansas. A
young man convicted of devious practices
had pledged his valise for the payment of
his counsel's fee, but on emerging from
jail he demanded its return without liqui
dating the claim. The demand was refused,
whereupon the ex jail-bird proceeded to
settle the dispute by filling the attorney full
of leaden bullets. This style may become
popular in Arkansas, but there is little dan
ger that it will spread as far as Minnesota.
THE soft soap with which Giant besmeared
Ben Butler in his recent Hamburg inter
view has begun to tell. Butler has been in
terviewed as to Grant, and took occasion to
say that he did not think a third Presiden
tial term would add to the laurels he had
fairly won, and if Grant took his (Butler's)
advice, he would not enter the field. He
would like to see him honored, however, and
would vote to make him field marshal for
life with a balary of !&25,000 a year. Grant
cast his bread (or soft holder) on the waters,
but didu't have to.wait many days before it
returned to him.
IT is not impossible that Bismarck may
yet be able to control a majority of the
new German parliament. There have been
election? in only about half of the districts,
no majority for either candidate having
been obtained in the remainder.. The votes
cast show precisely how the land lays, and
if Bismarck improves his opportunities and
perhaps borrows a few of the customs of
Americans, he may be able to secure the
election of hia partisans. He will ceitainiy
make a prodigious effort in that direction,
and will not be any too scrupulous in his
choice of means to attain that end.
BIBMABCK at last exhibits an inclination to
become reconciled to the Pope. He sees,
undoubtedly, in the prolonged disagreement
and bitter opposition to his policy towards
the church, a great source of weakness in the
empire, and is apparently anxious to repair
the damage thus far done as much as pos
sible. Bismarck is not too old to learn that
no government can hope to prosper that does
not accord the fullest religious liberty to its
subjects consistent with the safety of the
state, and the conferences now in progress
between him and the papal nuncio will prob
ably result in the adjustment of all diffi
THE promise of the elections already held
and to be held in Louisiana is in favor of the
calling of a constitutional convention. No
State in the Union has suffered so severely
from defects in its organic.law as Louisiana.
The impositions of the returning board are
but samples of many provisions by which
the rights of the people are overthrown
tnrough its means. The judicial system is
especially calculated to work injustice, for
under it a lawfnl warrant can be found for
dlmost any form of outrage or despotism.
In the light of past experience Louisianians
can frame a constitution that will secure to
all classes the fullest share of civil liberty,
and we believe they will exercise all due cau
tion to prevent any abuses from creeping
SUPERIXTEy DEXT OP SCHOOLS.
The GLOBE having regarded the Board of
Education as competent to determine the
question of the Superintendency of the pub
lic schools, has devoted its space to more en
tertaining matter than the-* interminable
-quabbl which has been in progress for
weeks. A dead lock has now been reached
by the Boaid, and the ability of that body to
lecido seems to be questionable. At present
the contest appears to have narrowed down
to a choice between Prof. Wright, of the
High School, and Prof. Hall, a new comer
troua Covington, Kentucky.
Thi3 entire squabble over the superintend
ency has been exceedingly unfortunate and
demoralizing to the schools. It is time that
the row was ended, and ended forever, and
to make a selection which will terminate it,
should be the great aim of the board.
Whether rightly or wrongly, Piof. Wright
has been regaided as a party in interest in
the matter, and his friends have accordingly
been ariayed an partisans against the present
incumbent. This, of course, has generated
bad blood, and the selection of Prof. Wright
would lead to continuation of the difficulties
which have heretofore existed. The same
remark would apply to the promotion of
any teacher in the schools to the Superin
tendency. We do not need to consider their
fitness from an educational or executive
stand point, because circumstances have dis
qualified in them other respects. There can
oe no local selection made which will pro
duce peace and harmony. Prof. Wright's
other business engagements would prevent
bis giving his undivided attention to the
schools, as the Superintendent certainly
should, and it would be to his disadvantage
to obtain a place which compelled him to re
linquish his outside duties.
As to whether Prof. Hall is the man for
the place, the GLOBE is not prepared to say.
He comes highly recommended by many of
our own citizens who have known him in
another field of labor. We do not, however,
regard him as necessarily Prof. Wright's
only competitor, and can see no necessity
for a dead lock upon these two gentlemen.
We do, however, feel decidedly clear that
tho best interests of the public
schools demand the selection of a
superintendent who is not only
a thorough educator, but who is
also entirely disconnected from all the bick
erings which have of late marred the useful
ness of the schools. Let the Board of Ed
ucation give us a new and clean slate, and
see if the energies of the public cannot be
directed towards fostering and building up
tho schools instead of seeking to scandalize
them and destroy those having them in
UOHACE RUBLEE'S STATPSMANSHIP.
Mr. Horace Rublee is a model leader. For
many yearsexcept during his sojourn in
Switzerland as United States ministerhe
has been the recognized leader of the Re
publican party of Wisconsin. On his own
shoulders he has carried the sins of the
party, but as he generally moulded its policy
he cannot cornplain at the burden he has
sometimes been forced to bear. His policy,
however, does not meet with the favor that
he very naturally desires that it should. He
has an unfortunate habit of thinking that he
and he alone of all the Republicans of the
State of Wisconsin possesses political sagac
ity, and acting upon this conviction, he gen
erally insists upon framing the policy of the
party without regard for the ideas of others,
or without consulting them. This very nat
urally creates dissatisfaction with Mr.
Rublee, especially as his views differ widely
from the opinions of the great mass of the
party throughout the State.
Mr. Rublee has just met, organized him
self, and adopted a platform, which he de
clares must be indorsed by the various Re
publican Congressional conventions that are
to be held in the State between the present
time and November. He doe3 not regard it
as necessary that he should ascertain the
wishes of the people who are to form these
conventions. They must all frame their
platf* rms according to the rule laid down
by him, whether they agree with him or not.
While Mr. Rublee is undoubtedly unani
mous, it may be questioned whether the con
ventions to whom he dictates a policy will
be as unanimous, especially on the currency
question, which forms so impottant a part
of his platform.
Mr. Rublee rejoices in the prospect of the
resumption of specie payments by the close
of the present year, and indulges in a hom
ily illustrative of the benefits to business
that will accrue from such a result. He for
gets to point to the ten thousand failures,
aggregating three hundred millions of dol
lars, that have marked the path of the re
sumptionists during the past year. A refer
ence to such widespread disaster resultant
from the effort to attain Mr. Rublee's end,
might set the people to thinking, and, ft is
just possible that they would come to the
conclusion that the luxury would hardly re
pay the cost. He tells the people that the
paper promises to pay are worthless substi
tutes for "the measure of value," and will
rosnlt, if favored, in disaster and shame.
He pronounces the theory that a paper cur
rency, rendered a legal tender for all debts
made the equivalent of gold for the payment
of dutiesis a theory cognate to the doc
trines of communism and internationalism
which menace society, individual liberty and
the accumulated savings of industry. This
is pretty strong language, and Mr. Rublte
may be surprised to discover how many com
munists the State of Wisconsin contains
after he has looked over the returns of the
election next fall.
Of course Mr. Rublee's platform would
not be complete without some denunciation
of the Democratic party. He is evi
dently hard up for an excuse for
that denunciation, but finally discovers it
in "an attempt to disarm the national gov
ernment, and seeking to debase the currency
and arrest all progress towards resumption."
The Democratic act tending to a "disarming
of the national government" was a prohibi
tion against the use of the army for political
purposes. ItB acts for the debasement of the
currency were the remonetization of the
silver dollar and an attempt to make green
backs a legal tender for the payment of
duties. If it be debasement to require the
government to take its own currency at its
face value, then the Democratic party is
gnilty of attempting to debase the currency,
and wishes its guilt to be written on tablets
of imperishable marblewishes every mar,
woman and child in the country to under
stand that it is guilty.
Mr. Rublee, some may think, has tran
scended his authority in thus defining the
platforms of the Congressional conventions.
Not so. Harmony is essential to the success
of the party unanimity is of the utmost
consequence. Rublee is the only man in
the State who 13 wholly unanimous as to a
policy, and it is far better that a platform
should be adopted in harmony than in dis
cord and contention. There is always more
or less contention over the adoption of a
platform, and Mr. Rublee, by removing the
cause of the contentionby adopting a plat
form for the conventionshas assured har
mony. No course could have been wiser.
To give a convention the privilege of acting
for itself is only to encourage dissensions and
disputes which may divide and weaken the
WAR WITH MEXICO.
Advices from Washington, taken in con
nection with the news from the Mexican
border, appear to indicate a purpose on the
part of the administration to foice a war
with Mexico, and by that means to add to
the popularity of the Hayes dynasty. Dis
guise it as we may, wais are always popular
with the people. No sooner do hostilities
commence than the latent patriotism of all
classes is aroused, and they rush impetuously
and sometimes unreasoningly to the suppor
of the government. It makes but little dif
ference for what purpose the war is waged
it is bound to receive the support of the
people at large, and the party that opposes
it is bound to so to the wall. A war with
Mexico at this time would be especially popu
lar. Our citizens in Texas, through the im
becility and inefficiency of the defense of
the border, have been subjected to many and
grievous wrongs. Their teiritory has been
raided, their property has been stolen, and
their lives endangered by the bandits from
over the border. By prompt, effective
means, the government might have pre
vented these outrages entirely, but it neg
lected its duty and through its neglect these
injuries have befallen our citizens.
That the outrages furnish ample cause for
a declaration of war is not to be questioned.
No other nation on the globe would have en
dured half as much without resentment.
But there is a right and there is a wrong
method of proceedure under the circum
stances. From present appearances it would
seem that the government had de
termined upon the latter course. In
stead of warning the Mexican gov
ernment that these outrages will no
longer be tolerateddemanding satisfaction
as an ultimatum of peace or war, and at the
same time maintaining an effective guard
against the perpetration of the wrongs, as re
quired by the law of nationsit has adopted
the policy of allowing incursions into Texas
so as to afford an excuse for pursuing the
maraudeis across the border and precipitat
ing a conflict on Mexican soil. This is dis
honorable and wholly reprehensible. It is
unworthy of a government which pretends
to a dignified standing among the nations of
the world. Such a course will not contrib
ute to the popularity of the war or of the ad
It iB now too late to recall the past, or to
correct the mistakes of our policy, but there
is no need of adding to the blunders and im
becility already chargeable to the administra
tion. By pursuing a straightforward, hon
orable and manly policy the wrongs that
have been committed can be partially atoned
for, and if war comes, the government of the
United States can have a just cause that will
command the respect and support of iJl
classes. But the breach between the two
countries is not yet too great to be healed,
and all differences can yet be honorably and
satisfactorily adjusted if there is wisdom and
statesmanship at Washington. A war with
Mexico is at present undesirable, although
ultimately inevitable, and it is the first duty
of the government to take all honorable
means to avert it. If, when these are exhaust
ed, war shall be the only means left for the
redress of our wrongs, the conduct of our
officials should be firm, its measures prompt,
its action decisive. Then it will have no
cause to complain of lack of support.
THE STORY TRUE.
The New York World thus vouches for the truth
of the terrible outrage on the New York Central
road, which has been detailed in these columns:
Our esteemed and enterprising contemporary,
the Times, printed yesterday a truly thrilling
tale of conspiracy nnd kidnapping on the New
York Central railroad, near the home of Sena
tor Conkling. The story being given without
names or dates may seem to souie persons im
probable, but it is nevertheless true. We sat
isfied ourselves that it was so before deciding,
when it was offered to us some months since
for publication, that we would not print it.
The Grant Pyramid.
v.' [8t. Louis Times.]
POWELL CLAYTON OF ARKANSAS.
ALL MOWER COUNTY UP
^*-*^,THB ST PAUL DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MOUNTING, ArGTTST 2,1873. ,%J* r^-~
BROKE LOOSE AGAIN.
A Monster Petition Requesting Judge Page
to ResignHe is Called on by a Committ
and a Caustic Address is PresentedA
Petition Twenty-four Feet Long With
1,500 SignersWhat One of His Friends
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
AUSTIN, Aug. 1, 1878.A committee of nine
citizens of the county, consisting of the follow
W. Stanley, from Lyle, a justice of the peace,
and a man who lost his left arm in the late war,
was made chairman,
C. B. Kennedy, editor Independent, Leroy,
O. N. Olberg. merchant, Taopi,
C. C. Crane, miller, Austin,
C. J. Short, lawyer, Brownsdale,
A. P. Kirkland, millwright, Austin,
J. A. Henderson, banker, Leroy,
Joe. Reinsmith, mechanic, city,
E. P. Van Valkenbarg, mayor of the city,
were appointed to present to Sherman Page
a copy of the petition which has been circu
lated asking him to resign his office of district
judge. After diligent search, the committee
found him yesterday at about 7-30 p. M., and
alter abusing them a little, he said he would
meet them at his office at 10 A. 11. to-day.
11 A. 11.The committee have goue to his
office, and have been there about an hour.
Judge Page sat in his offioe with a strong
guard, and allowed the committee, to come in
one by one. But just what transpired I am
at this writing unable to learn. But as he had
his short hand reporter there, we will, no
doubt, get the full proceedings.
It was presented to him at about 11:30. He
asked each one ot the committee if he had the
credentials from their town, etc. He said he
would conbider the matter and look it up to
see who the signers were.
The following was the address of the com
COPY OF PBESEXTA1IOX.
AUSTIN, Minn,, July 31st.
Judge Sherman Page:
SIB: At a meeting of citizens convened in
Austin this afternoon, myself and the gentle
men accompanying me here, were designated
as a committee to call upon you uud make a
presentation of thin document, a petition of
your constituents, requesting you to resign the
office Judge ot the district court.
In performing this duty, we feel constrained
to say that, notwithstanding you were impeach
ed by eleven moie than a two-thirds majority
in the House ot Repiesentatives, and notwith
standing the fact that this action was subse
quently sustained by the votes of twenty-six
against those, of fifteen of the Senators, com
prising the high court by which you were tried'
your fellow citizens accepted the action of the
Senate as final, although believing^ it uuj ust,
and they indulged in the hope that your subse
quent conduct, both as a citizen and an officer,
would in borne sense not only atone for the
past, but seive to justify the sympathy which
influenced several of the Senators to vote for
In this thpy have been bitterly disappointed,
your late speeches, one at Dexter on the 4th of
July ult., mil of recrimination and threats
and ominous of that one which soon followed,
the intemperate and abusive harangue made on
the occasion of your late reception, together
with your recent arbitrary revocation of the
order of Judge Brill approving the sheiiff's ap
pointment of a jailor, have dispelled
tn the minds of the people
all hope that peace or harmony of feeling or an
impartial administration of the law will again
pievail in this community while you remain
clothed with judicial power.
It is the conviction, the positive belief held
by a large majority of the people of the county,
ihat has inspired the movement which cul
minates in this presentation.
Believing that we express the views, not
alone of the 1,500 voters whose names are ap
pended to this paper, but ot the great majority
of those who have not had an opportunity to
sign it, the committee present you this address
and the accompanying petition, and respect
fully but earnestly request 3 our compliance
therewith. STANLEY, Chairman.
The petition is headed as follows:
WHEREAS, The people of Mower county have,
for the twelve years last past, beeu in a per
petual broil and confusion wkereas. families
have been divided, society distracted, and the
moral, social, and pecuniary affairs of the peo
ple nearly ruined and.wheieas, we, as country
loving and law-abiding citizens, believe the
cause of our trouble, hoci'd discord, and dis
graceful reputation abroad is directly traceable
to the acts Sherman Page, judge the tenth
judicial district and, whereas, we. the citizens
of Mower county, have presented our grievances
to the legislature of the State, the only legal
tiibanal to which we can appeal fcr
the protection of our rights and
the redress of the grievances and wrongs we
have suffered and whereas, by a constitution
al provision requiring the vote of two-thirds of
the Senators to secure a conviction the said
Page escaped punishment, although declared
guilty by a large majority of both branches of
the legislature and whereas, the said Sherman
Page has since his acquittal and since his re
turn to his home been making throughout the
county inflammatory, revolutionary and
disgraceful speeches, wherein he
has denounced law-abiding, peace
able and respectable citizens of this county, as
conspirators, convicted criminals, thieves, de
faulters, comparing them with the convicts in
the State prison at Stillwater and, whereas,
each and every one of said charges and innuen
does is false and without any just foundation
whatever and, whereas, they are made first to
gratify the malicious and revengeful spirit of
said Page, and, second, to humiliate and dis
grace those of his fellow-citizens whom he
can neither control nor intimidate and.
whereas, by these acts he has given additional
proof that he is wholly unfit to peri or
the sacred functions of the judicial office and
whereas, by reason of his irascible temper and
vindictive spirit and his expressed determina
tion to persecute his enemies, there can be no
social amity nor public prospeiity in this
community so long as he continues to hold
Resolved, That the said Sherman Page be,
and he is hereby requested to resign the office
of district judge without delay, and that a copy
hereof be presented to him for his considera
tion nd action.
To Sherman Page:
We, the undersigned citizens of Mower
county,respectfully ask you to lesign the office
of judge ot the Tenth judicial district:
(The GLO BE reporter has forwarded us a copy
of tho names by special messenger, and it
proves to be something immense. The list is
such a monstrous one that we could not pub
lish it save to the exclusion of almost every
thing else. The list of names is
twenty-four feet long, closely written in
double column on legal cap paper. The names
are certified to under oath as being correctly
copied from the original paper, and it cannot
be gainsaid that it is a monster petition. There
are some 1,500 or more names attached.ED.
One of Page's Friends to the Rescue.
To the Editor of the Globe%
AUSTIN, Aug. 1.It will undoubtedly startle
your readers to notice anything in your paper
with reference to Judge Page that does not fal
sify and misrepresent his acts and sayings.
But at the risk of so surprising them, I would
like to have you publish the fact that Judge
Page had no knowledge up to 6 P. Si. of Wed
nesday that any committee desired to wait on
him, and that he then promptly informed them
he would meet them at 10 o'clock to-day at his
office. It is true a number of men was hang
ing around the block on which is Judge PageV
house nearly all the afternoon, but the tramns
just now are thick, and there was nothing in
the appearance of the men except their dress
to distinguish them from that class. Nobody
would ever have dreamed they were men
who had any claim to respectability, or that
they were the distinguished representation of
citizens of Mower county. This morning, ac
cording to appointment,.Judge Page received
the committee and also their petition. Just
how many names are on it lam not reliably in
formed. As, however, the names are all in the
same handwriting, there is no good reason that
I can think of why they didn't insert as many
more names, except that the committee's clerk
got tired or their directory run out. Yours
For the Month of July, 1878, St. Paul,
1878July 1.. 30.057 63.0 62.3 N
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.04 16"'29.675 81.5 7.).0S W
17-- 29.772 76.7 77.0 NE
18-- 29.829 78.5 68.7 SE
19" 29.630 79.7 76.7 SE
20.. 29.940 76.2 64.7 NW
21..'30.077 70.5 62.7 N
22.. 30.074 71.0 59.7 E
23.. 30.038 69.5 67.3 S E
24.. 29.849 69.2 82.0 SE
25.. 29.599 73.0 82.3 E
26..'29.G93 72.0 70.3 N
27.. 29.920 71.2 58.7 N
28...29.885 71.0 67.0 E
29.. 29.807 65.5 83.7 SE
30.. 29.730 69.5 83.3 SE
31.. 29.751 73.2 70.0 W
1 .0 9
12.07 I 0
29.H75 73 7 72.9
Highest barometer, (on 2d.) 30.140.
Liivest barometer, (on 23tb,) 2D.571.
Monthly range, 0.569.
Highest temperature. 96 deg. 16th.
Lowest temperature, 57 deg. on 2d.
Monthly range of temperature, 89 deg.
Prevailing direction of wind, southeast.
Greatest velocity of wind, 36 miles per hour
from east, on the 14th.
Total number of miles, 5,412.
Rain fell on 12 days.
Number of clear days, 9.
Number of cloudy days, 7.
Number of fair days, 15.
Mean temperature for
R. J. LEWIS,
Sergeant Signal Service, U. 8. A.
*Rain fell during the day, but too imall to
Frank Cole, of Red Wing, was thrown
from his horse, recently, breaking his leg at
The Faribault Republican says most of
the mills in that vicinity are stopped for
lack of water.
The total number of deaths in Dakota
county in 1877 is reported at 17089 males
and 81 females: 91 single, 60 married and 9
Judicial business is lively in Justice Hunt
er's office, Faribault. The calendar shows
forty-one criminal prosecutions, the fines
from which amount to $600 and ovpr.
J. C. Cook, a worthy resident of Red
Wing, died suddenly on Sunday, the 28th
ult. He had been for some time in ill health
was lying on the bed. his wile reading to
him, when he suddenly expired.
A few days ago Miss Lizzie Phi! brick,
whose home was in Waterville, Rice county,
was drowned by fulling into a cistern. The
lady was recovered in filteen minutes after
the plunge, but all attempts at lesuscitation
A self-binder belonging to Mr. VVaite, of
Faribault, was broken up the other night,
probably by some graceless tramp. This act
of vandalism produced great excitement
the neighborhood. A public meeting was
called, Out resulted in no specific action.
St. Charles (Winona county) Union: Out
of 110 school distiicts in tuis county onlv
6ix have oidered the Men ill school books,
and one of these distiicts has levied no
special tax to pay for the books. The result
is the county treasury must advance the
money, taking the risk of getting it back
from the district.
On one of the recent hot days, as we learn
from the Glencoe Register, two very
respectable gills of Swansea, daughters ot
prominent citizens of that place, walked
down to a secluded spot on the pebbly snore
of Preston Lake for the purpose of bathing
in the good old-fashioned way. Selecting a
sequestered nook they umobed and plunged
in. Suddenly in the midst of their enjoy
ment they saw a man en diishabille coming
trom a clump of bushes towards the very
spot where they were standing nearly chin
deep in the water. They neither swerved
nor attempted to flee but stood composed^
in their tracks and waited for that graceless
dog to come up, and when he had got near
enough, just reached for him and chucked
him under the water, where they held him
until he had swallowed all of the fluid that
he nould hold, then sent him ashore on the
crest of a wave, a sadder if not a wiser man.
FAIR PLAY A JEWEL.
An Indignant Duluthian Applies to the
"Globe" Jor RedressHe Wants the Men
Who sell Liquor to Pay License and
Hang Out Ihetr Shingle.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Although a member of the Republican
party, (1 am almost ashamed to own it) I am
compelled to apply to a Democratic paper
for relief. About two months ago fourteen
cases of brandy were received at the Duluth
custom house consigned to Frank Smith, a
druggist, who has neither wholesale or retail
license to sell liquor, and who, by the way,
was one of the first to fall into the ranks
when our beloved sister Foster made her
appearance in Duluth.
This liquor was ordered by Mr. Bywater,
the deputy collector, as he claims, for par
ties that desired him to get it for them.
Of course, a man in the position that he
holds (although I do not give him credit for
being a very sharp buyer) can undersell us
who do a "straight" business.
Acquainted as he is with the dealers, and
being placed a position where he can fre
quently do them favors, they naturally re
turn the compliment. Of course his freight
will be nothing, and not having to pay any
license, he has us where the hair is 6hort.
About a year ago I was fined %75 for sell
ing two cases of lager beor, when I supposed
that I was doing a legitimate business.
It was shipped to me as agent for a party,
and I supposed it was all right, but our
friend Miller convinced me that I labored
under a cloud. This case has been reported
to the proper officials, but they teem strong
ly inclined to whitewash the matter and let
have had whitewash enough for the
past two years in this pait of the vinejard,
and if there is any justice the State of
Minnesota I would like a little of it. Tnis
case is the same as mine, and I cannot see
why there should be any distinction in this
'free and equal" country.
I always supposed that a license was some
protection to a man, but if such is not the
case I will not be to the expense to take one
in the future. Thirteen cases of liquor in a
little burgh like this, distributed around,
makes quite a hole in the business.
Hopii that you will have the kindness to
publioh this, I lemain, yours, respectfully,
C. H. MITCHELL.
P. S.What the liquor men of Duluth
want is for these jfure beings to take a license
the same as the rest of us, and hang out
their shingles that the world may know that
they are also engaged in this heilidh traffic.
As they are now conducting it, we have to
stand all the blame, which we consider un
Republican Convention in Dead woodDel
egate Sen* to Yankton in Euwor of Judge
Bennett for Conor eta.
[Special Correspondence of the Glob*.]
DEADWOOD, D. T., July 27.The Republi
can county convention for the election of
delegates to the Territorial Congressional
convention to be held at Yankton, August
22, was held here to-day. The preliminaries
demonstrated the fact that Judge Bennett
has the inside track for the nomination, as
0 far as the Hills are concerned, and the large
attendance at, and the proceedings of to
day's conclave, fully attested the fact. Of
the thirty-nine delegates thirty weie pro
nounced Bennettites, a few wandering, and
the others anything to beat the popular can
didate. Among, and leader of, the latter was
E. E. Cunningham, upon whom Judye Ben
nett has, heretofore, (metaphorically speak-
ing,) "sat iwn on," in the way of adverse
legal decisions, consequently Cunningham is
terribly embittered. He and his followers
endeavored to kick against the pricks, but
after one or two attempts they learned that
the only injury was sustained by themselves,
so they gave it up as a bad job, and grace
fully withdrew from the meeting.
A temporary organization was effected by
the election of John Belden, chairman, and
M. McBratney and W. H. Backus, secreta
ries, and appointment of usual commi tees.
The temporary were made permanent offi
cers. The following delegates were elected:
Seth Bullock, A. W. Has le, W. H. Parker.
John H. Sahler, A. W. Merrick, C. V. Gardi
ner, Wm. Cable, Thou. Campbell, G. R. Hil
debrand, James Carney, W. P. Tyler, T. D.
Mnrriu, Jabez Cha-?e, A. G. Townsend, W.
H. Backus, Jno. Johnson, C. Haserodt, A.
McDonald, J. P. Belden, A. H. Sirnonton.
The foil-wing resolutions were adopted
WHEREAS, We, the representatives of the Re
publican party of the county of Lawrence, de
sire to exuress ourselves regarding the political
questions of the day: be it
Resolud FirstThat we declare anew our
feaity to the grand party that has BO often,
both in the held and at the 10 nm, demon^trateu
its devotion to the cause of lrtedom Second,
litsohtd. That we have confidence in the
future of this country under Republican prin
ciples, because: FirstIt is th paoples'
party SecondIt ha* given lreedom
to all ThirdIt has given us
a solid currency. FourthIt is de
cieasing the national debt. FifthIt haa
given us peace within all our borders, and pro
tects our people everywhere.
Revolted. That, as the -ene of this conven
tion, its delegate* to Yankton be instructed to
urge the nomination of Hon. G. Q. Bennett as
the first choice of this convention for delegate
to Congiess from Dakota territory, recognizing
him a staunch Republican, an upright
judge, and one in whom we have found no
guile, and. if selected, the people will respond
at the polls in a manner that will insure suc
cess to the Republican ticket.
The following was also adopted:
WHEREAS, The convention to be heldatYank
ton, August 22d, will be compobed of 139 dele
WHEREAS, Under a proper apportionment
according to the vote of the Territory, Law
rence county would be justly entitled to net
ler.8 than thirtv delegates therefore,
Resolved, Thit this convention elect ten ad
ditional delegates, and that the territorial con
vention be requested to admit such extra num
The following named persons were elected
additional delegates: John Lawrence, C. H.
Lnos, J. W. Clark, J. S. Smith, M. B. Good
e'l, J. D. Wooiley, W. M. Foster, M. S. Gil
bert, L. W. Valentine, A. G. Knight.
The convention then adjourned. L. F. W.
Meeting: of the Congressional Committee
to Inquire Into the Condition of tin
Laboring MenA Lot of Impracticable
Communists State Their Orievances-
aiiw-hinery ihe Great liane of the Work
N EW YORK, Aug. 1.The committee of the
Hou=e of Representatives to consider the labor
question, met to day in the postoffice building,
i'here were present Messrs. A. S. Hewitt, of
New York J. M. Thompson, of Pennsylvania
Wra. W. Rice, of Massachusetts, and Thos. A.
Boyd, of Illinois. Word was received that H. L.
Dickey, of Ohio, would not be able to serve
until after the October elections. A communi
cation was also received from the clerk of the
common account* of the House of Representa
tives detailing what expenses incurred by the
committee would not be allowed. Among
these were the services of clerks, stenographer
and sergeant-ar-arms. The cleik of accounts
said he would have a conference with the clerk
of the House regarding the matter, and would
let Hewitt, who had written on the subject,
know. When the letter had been read the com
mittee went into executive session to consider
whether they would go on with their work and
take the nsk of the outlays being repaid.
At the close of executive session the
committee decidtd by resolution to sit dailv
and tc hear such persons as may appear.
Thomas Rook, who represented the stone
masons, wished the committee to recommend
that all government work should be done by
the people of the place in which government
buildings are being erected. He spoke ag.iniBt
giving out contacts for government work, as
contractors made a profit which the government
might Bave by employing workmen direct. He
did not intend to apply the rule to private is
dividuals, and would not advise the govern
ment to regulate wages. In answer to the com
mittee, he paid the Chicago* fire had brought
many stone masons to this country,
but most of those had gone back
again. Much of the want of employment has
risen from the use of machinery, sawing of
stone being now done by machine. During
hard times the society has to wink at members
working below the full rates. If there was no
machinery the society might compel men to
work only for wages fixed by the society. Mr.
Rook asked if the government should not en
force the eiht hour law, and was answered
that the government should enforce all laws
on the statute book. Some dis
cussion ensued on the advantages
and disadvantages of the eight hour
law, in which Rook bet-amo often worsted, and
one member of the social labor union said his
committee would be present to-morrow, when
many questions not fairly answered by Rook
would lie answered to the better satisfaction
of the committee and workingmen. Hugh
McGregor, one of a self-constituted committee,
consistinar of Justus Schwab, T. Brunner and
himself, then addressed the committee on the
subject of the government collecting statistics
of the laboring classes, and so arranging thatn
that they could be readily leferred to. Th^
chairman thought McGregor should look over
the census and bee what was ommitted, and
send his suggestions to the superintendent of
the census. McGregor said it was the duty of
the United States to examine into
take testimony under
oath as to the labor question, inquire into their
sanitary condii ion, and do everything necessa
ry for the welfare of the laboring classes.
McGregor then chaiged that the use of ma
chinery was the cause of lack of employment
for mer, and said the maintenance of families
now devolves on women and children rather
than men. The committee asked McGregor if
he was-willing to take an oath as to the truth
of what he stated, and he answered he did not
take an oath and did not believe in what was
called the ever living and true God. was
then asked how he could expect the government
to enforce upon others what he had refused to
doto force others to testify under oath as t
the way they conducted their private business.
McGregor then retired, and Justus Schwab,
communist, said he would present his case to
A representative of the granite cutters at
tributes the depression in trade to the con
tract system and machinery. He said he was
discharged from government work Albany
for ventilating bis views, and that men were
kept at work there who were not t-killed work
men, and who weie pai I as mnch as skilled
labor. Mr. Hewitt said if witness embodied
his statement in an affidavit he would forward
it to Secretary Sherman to have the matter in
vestigated. The committee then adjourned till
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.The Times says the bulk
of the Scranton coal disposed of at auction
yesterday was taken by two parties directly
interested with the sellers.
The Due Chartres, the younger brother
the Comte de Paris, has been made a colonel is
the French army.
Madame Ratazzi gave a masked ball In Parii
recently. All the gentlemen wore Venetian
cloaks, and the women wore dominos.
"The hero spy" is what the Texas people call
the cut-throat who betrayed Bass, his captain.
His obituary notice may be looked for in a few
Reynolds Herald: Now is the time that the
wife hies to the seashore, and the hasband
remains at home to look after the hired girl and
The "Hon. Mrs. Yelverton," who has visited
almost every part of the world on historical
and literary adventures bent, arrived at Colum
bo on the 10th ultimo.
A young man named Hugg is an immense
favorite among the girls, but when he cal
upon one in the evening her parents eit up with
ihe young couple until he leaves.
Winnemucca. Nevada, gave Senator Jones a
rousing weh-ome on the 19th, placarding him
upon transparencies as "the champion of the
silver bill and friend of Nevada."
George Eliot appears almost an invalid in her
delicate feminintity. She is very quiet and
-elf-poised but Lewes, slender and nervous,
almost boisterous in his cordiality.
At Niagara Falls there is a two hours'trip,
costing each person $3. and doing the Susnen
-ion Bridge, Lundy's Lane battle grounds, the
Horseshoe Fall, Table Rock, and a tew other
M. Lazarus Cantel, a soldier of the flm em
pire, died in New York last week. Ha was
buried in a leather coffin made by himself.
Who can tell but the fashion thus et will bo
An old woman was lately arrested at Yar
mouth, Nova Scotia, for selling salmon which
she had heavily weighted with sand and small
pebbles. The ballasting ought to have been
crammed down Yarmouth.
The great success of Charles Thorne, in Lon
don, waB due, it is said, chiefly to the earned
honesty of his passion, which startled them at
first and finally delighted them It has paid
Charlie to get into a passion.
Tne society of Associated Pioneers of the ter
ritorial days of California will tender a lecep
tion to Gen. John C. Fremont, pievioua to u
departure for Arizona to assume the Governor
ship, at the Stuitevant House, New York, to
Dr. J. G. Holland (Timothy Titcomb) lives
on five acres of pine land promontory at
Thousand Island Park. His house is in the
Italian style. The place is called Bonnie Ciis
rle, and Dr. Holland docs a great deal of work
Not a few of the citizens of Rome are hanker
ing after the old days under the Pope-, when
laxes were hht, life easy anJ. full of festas
(every other day was a festa, exclusive of Sun
dajs) and modern progress was unkuown
A Massachusetts widow determined to marry
again, got a new husband, put one of her
children in the home for the friendless, "bound
oufasccund and gave the other for "boot"
111 a trade. If a womnu only wills it she cam.
overcome all difficulties.
General Goshorn writes over to the Cincin
nati Commercial that this country has cause
for congratulation upon the exfellenee of her
exhibit. He grows floiid in describing th
American department and praises Governor
McCormick without measure.
General Butler says thit he turned over all
of Gen. Twigg's plate, down to the last spoon,
to the quartermaster's department, and has tho
itceipt for it. What became of itsub-equently
the general does not know. We may as well
stop Twigging him about spoon*.
Three years ago some well meaning friends
of a Cleveland actress gave her eight shares of
Opera house stock. She has paid in all the
money she has for assessments, and now the
receiver threatens to seize her wardrobe aud
jewelry to make up the deficiency.
A pretty young woman of Jamestown. New
York, Senator Fenton's home, has learned th
mysteries of draw-poker, and travels in a New
York Central palace car to fleece the joung
men she invites into her den. One of her vic
tims had her arrested at Rochester as a swin
A novel tcs'imonial of affection was that of.
fered to his inamorata by an English lover. H
gave her a. locket containing a lock of ha
fiom his whiskers. This came out in the
breach of promise suit where she recovered
50 damages. His whiskers were the most de
sirable part of him.
Mr. Spurgeon's London congregation proposed
to celebrate the quarter-centennial of his pus.
torate by presenting him with a fund of 62.,-
000, but, in accordance with the reverend gen
tleman's wish, the money will be used for
chuich purposes. We need some Spurgeonism
on this side of the water.
A leopard belonging to a wild beast show in
Glasgow escaped while its cage was being
cleaned, a few days ago, and bounded into tha
street, causiug great ularm. The animal was
driven into a mer, and its keeper, having
thrown a rope round its neck, succeeded in
taking it back to its cage.
Communism in Ohio: At Newcomer stown,
on Wednesday, some one found a scythe and
at night gashed Farmei Reker's horses so terri
bly that one died and the other cannot be
worked all summer. At Mount Gilead tho
same night Farmer Dennis' barn was fired and
destroyed with its contents of grain. Bem
buinmg is growing sadly common in Morrow
Jews of past centuries have ulways been de
picted as bearded, and it was only toword th
last century that any of them shaved. An an
cient law forbade the use of any metal instru
ment in removing the beard, and any one de
siring a smooth face was required to rasp th
hair with a pumice stone. The process being
anything but agreeable, of course few or noil*
"Bob" lngersoll once saved his life by a
jokea chaiacteristic one, too. In battle he
fought maufully until overpowered and com
pelled to surrender, though not until oue of
Forrest's men had drawn a bead on him. ln
gersoll sang out, "Hold on there! What do
you want to shoot me for? I have beeu recog
nizing your old Confederacy for the last two
minutes!" When lngersoll was exchanged his
horse was returned to him by the rebel general,
with the remark that he was the man who
saved his life with a joke.
A great invasion of kangaroos recently 00-
curred in various settled parts of Australia,
especially Qeensland, the animals being, no
doubt, diiven from the interior by the drought
aud itB effect in eearcti of fo d. They came in
thousands, devouring everything in the shape
of grain or herbs, so that the sheep and cattle
were often reduced to dry leaves for fodder.
The colonists promptly met the attack, in some
cases driving the kangaroos into an cnclosuro
and Bhooting them. In the battle more than
4,000 kangaroo-j were killed in lour dajs.
Dr. Muller, chief physician ot the German
general 6taff, who receutiy went to Japan, to
aid in creating a military academy, was tho
first person obtaining an audience of the iliki
do who did not take off his boots. Upon being
informed that be could not enter the sacred
presence without doing so, he replied that his
master, the great Kaiser, ordeied him to appear
in full military uniform, and he wab compelled
to comply. His boots, he said, formed an im
portant essential to the uniform, and he did
not dare to present himself without them.
The Mikado consented to the audience.