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The Democratic National Con
vention will Meet at Chi
cago July 8.
The Place Decided Upon on the
Second Formal Ballot by a
Vote of 21 to 17 ,
St. Louis Receiving the Latter Tote—The For
mer City Got 15 Votes on the
General Satisfaction Kxpressed by All at
Both Time and I'laco.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, Feb. 22.—Chicago secured
the convention on the third ballot. Tbe first
vote showed that the fight lay between Chi
cago und St. Louis, the figures being 15 to
14 in favor of the farmer. Cincinnati re
ceived 1, Louisville 3, and Saratoga S. Cin
cinnati and Louisville wore lost to sight after
this point. The second ballot gave
Saratoga 2 votes, Chicago 19, and St. Louis
17. The third ballot resulted in
a majority for Chicago of 21 to 17, that city
receiving tbe two votes cast for Saratoga on
the second ballot. The third ballot was as
For Chicago—Patterson of Colorado, Bar
num of Connecticut, Grubb of Delaware,
Call of Florida, Barnes of Georgia, Goudy of
Illinois, Brown of Indiana, Ham of lowa,
Hersey of Missouri, Maybury of Michigan,
Kelly of Minnesota, Morton of Nebraska,
Sulloway of New Hampshire, Cleve
land of New Jersey, Hewitt of
New York, Scott of Pennsylvania,
Barnaby, of Rhode Island, Dawson, of South
Carolina, Smalley, of Vermont, Barbour, of
Virginia, and Alias, of Mississippi.—2l.
For St. Louis—Lawler, of Alohaina, Sump
t r, of Arkansas, Farley, of California, Blair,
of Kansas, Mcilenry of Kentucky, Blanch
ard, of Louisiana, Wilson, of Maine, Prince,
of Massachusetts, Harrison, of Mississippi,
Prather, of Missouri, Fair, of Nevada, Ran
som, of North Carolina, Armstrong, of Ohio,
Slater, of Oregon. Lanney, of Tennessee,
Stockdale, of Texas, and Campbell, of West
The friends ofMeDonaid voted for Chicago,
while Payne's immediate representatives aud
most of Morrison's southern friends voted
lor St. Louis. In addition to the McDonald
vote Chicago got the votes of several eastern
delegates who favor Bayard, Randall, Flower
and others. On the lirst ballot Kelly, of
Minnesota, voted for Louisville on an under
standing with McHenry of Kentucky that he
would change his vote to
Chicago. Mr. McHenry seems to have
misunderstood the arrangement for on the
third ballot he voted for St. Louis. By this
arrangement the friends of St. Louis made
the vote for Chicago on the first ballot one
less than it otherwise would have been. The
time was determined before tbe place select
ed but afterward changed. St. Louis wautcd
May and Chicago wanted the last of July or
the first of August. The Bth of July was about
to be agreed on by the Chicago
men when Mr. Brown, of Indiana, who fa
vored Chicago, suggested June 24 as a com
promise date, and it was agreed upon, but
after the place was decided upon the date was
changed to July 8. Chicago being the
place the heat was no terror, and there was a
general desire that congress should adjourn
before the convention, so that
there can be no action of congress
in conflict with the platform. It is believed
that by July 8 congress will either have ad
journed or it will be near enough its end to
obviate danger. It is believed in some quar
ters that May 20 would be about the time
Morrison's tariff bill would have passed and
that it was desired to hold the convention
when it would be likely to be influenced by
the passage of this bill, assuming that it will
pass the house.
A COMMITTEE TO ASSIST.
A sub-committee of five,of which Mr. Barn
um is chairman, will be appointed to meet
in Chicago, July 7, to assist the local com
mittee in arranging the matters of detail.
They will have their headquarters at the
the Palmer house. The committee will prob
ably be appointed to-morrow.
tiie all-absorbing event
[From Another Correspondent.]
Washington, Feb. 22.—J0. Jefferson's
famous expression in Rip Van Winkle: "So
soon are we forgot," had an apt illustration
here to-day, the fact that it was the birthday
of the man who chopped the cherry tree being
swallowed up in the more modern event,
namely, the meeting of the Democratic na
tional committee to select the time and place
for naming the next president of the United
States. The committee met at the Arlington
hotel at noon. "Wm. H. Shelly, of St. Paul,
occupied the position of assistant
sergeant-at-arms, and was stationed at the
end of the long hallway to keep the crowd
from congregating about the door of the
committee room. This was a delicate and
difficult task, as the newspaper men were as
thick as flies, and very persistent. Chicago
men, with their usual enterprise, rented the
parlor across the hallway from the committee
room, and as Shelly, like all sensible men,
was in favor of Chicago, it must be conceded
that about fifty or sixty escaped
his mace and argus eye, and con
gregated within ten feet of where
the committee were deliberating. Every
move of the committee was quickly reported
across the hallway to the Chicago crowd who
were thus enabled to carry on their cam
paign all the afternoon.
The first point was in the time of holding
the convention. All the advocates of St.
Louis favored an early convention on ac
count of the hot weather and the Chicago
men proposed a late day. Several dates were
named and P. H. Kelly proposed the Bth of
July. Early dates were voted down and
June 24 agreed upon, but
after the place had been selected
this was reconsidered and Mr. Kelly's date
finally chosen. Mr. Kelly also urged allow
ing each territory to have two delegates, and
after quite a vigorous contest this was car
ried. I telegraphed last night that Chicago
would have sixteen votes on the first ballot
and twenty-two on the second. There were
two formal ballots to-day and Chicago re
ceived fifteen on the informal ballot and
twenty-one on the second formal, so that mv
figures were not far amiss. Kelly voted for
Louisville on the informal ballot and then
for Chicago the rest of the time. As you will
hare a detailed vote through regular chan
nels I do not repeat it.
After Chicago was declared victor the Chi
cago men gathered at their parlors at Wil
lards' and celebrated, and St. Louis magnan
imously united with them. It was a liquid
An effort was made by J. Sterling Morton
to inject the platform into the call, but this
was voted down and the call will read the
same as it did four years ago, except includ
ing delegates from territories. Democrats
here from aU parts of the country express
great gratification to-night over the selection
of the time and place.
Mr. Kelly, took time by the forelock by no
tifying Potter Palmer, who was present, that
tbe Minnesota delegation wanted quarters re
served at his tavern. Col. Vilas of Wiscon
sin was one of the leading spirits and his re
marks always commanded tbe closest atten
SENATOR SARIN'S INTEREST.
It was not surprising that the chairman of
the Republican national committee should
feel some interest in the action of the Dem
ocratic committee to-day and Senator Sabin's
presence in the corridors of tbe Arlington
this afternoon was very natural. He came
in between the two formal ballots and com
mended the policy of holding both conven
tions in tbe same city. In response to a
question of a Democratic delegate as to whom
the Republicans would select be said
the next Republican convention
would be decidedly a people's
convention and it will have no excuse if it
does not name its own candidate as there
is no evidence of tbe existence of any ring*
or cliques, within tbe party to-day and as es
pecial preferences except for a man of abili
ty and clean record, who can be elected. I
give you this pen picture of his because it
approaches tbe sublime, but I will leave the
readers of the Globe to guess, if they can,
what Republican lie could have bad in mind.
It was the most non-committal description
on record because no member of that party
fills tbe bill.
[Western Associated Press.]
Vv'ashinoton, Feb. 22.—The Democratic-
National committee met shortly after noon
to-day at the Arlington hotel. When the
committee had been called to order by Chair
man Barnum, a resolution, expressive of the
regret felt by the committee at the death of
Thus. O'Connor, of Tennessee, a member of
the committee, was adopted. The following
named gentlemen represent the different
Alabama, n. C. Semple.
Arkansas, John J. Dumpier.
California, James T. Farley.
Colorado, T. M. Patterson.
Connecticut, Win. H. Barnum.
Delaware, Ignatius C. Grubb.
Florida, Senator Call.
Georgia, George T. Barnes.
Illinois, Wm. C. Goudy.
Indiana, Austin H. Brown.
lowa, M. M. Horn.
Kansas, Chas. W. Blair.
Kentucky, Henry D. Mcllenry.
Louisiana, Representative Blanchard.
Maine, Edmund Wilson.
Maryland, Outerbridgc Horsey.
Massachusetts, Frederick O. Prince.
Michigan, Wm. C. Maybury.
Minnesota, P. H. Kelly.
Mississippi, Mr. Harris.
Missouri, John G. Prather.
Nebraska, J. Sterling Morton.
Nevada, Senator Fair.
New Hampshire, Alvord W. Sulloway.
New Jersey, Orestes Cleveland.
New York, Abram S. Hewitt.
North Carolina, M. W. Ransom.
Ohio, Wm. W. Armstrong.
Oregon, Senator Plater.
Pennsylvania, V. E. Peblet.
Rhode Island, Mr. Barnesby.
South Carolina, W. F. Dawson.
Tennessee, Colonel Looney.
Texas, Representative Reagan.
Virginia, It. J. S. Barbour.
Vermont, Bradley B- Smalley.
West Virginia, Alex. Campbell.
Wisconsin, Wm. F. Vilas.
The meeting was conducted with closed
doors. When the committee had been
'called to order, a proposition to admit to the
convention delegates from the territories
was considered and was resolved that each
territory be advised to send two delegates to
the convention, tbe question of admission
to be determined by the convention.
The question of a proper date for holding
the convention was then taken up, and there
was a wide diversity of opinion on the sub
ject, members favoring dates from the latter
part of May to August 5. By a vote of 21 to
17 the committee rejected the motion to hold
the convention on May 21, and the proposi
tion to select Tuesday, June 24, was agreed
to by 23 to 15.
The delegations were then heard in sup
port of tbe claims of the various cities as to
the place for holding the convention. F. X.
Wood spoke for Baltimore, Judge Follett for
Cincinnati, Carter Harrison for Chicago, A. S.
Willis for Louisville, Senator Vest for St. Louis
andlteprcsentative Adams for Saratoga. About
two hours were occupied in hearing these
gentlemen, and the first ballot was not taken
until 4:30. It resulted as follows:
Chicago 15, St. Louis 14, Sara
toga 5, Louisville 3, Cincinnati 1,
Baltimore 6. Louisville was withdrawn,
and another ballot taken, with the following
result: Chicago 19, St. Louis 17, Saratoga 2.
The third ballot was taken immediately,
and resulted in the selection of Chicago as
the place for holding the convention, the
vote being Chicago 21, St. Louisl7. The com
mittee then reconsidered a vote by which
June 24 was fixed as the time for holding the
convention, and agreed upon July 8 next,
The following call was presented by the ex
ecutive committee and agreed upon:
The national Democratic committee having
met in the city of Washington, on the 22d day
of February, 1884, has appointed Tuesday, the
Bth day of July, next, at noon, as the time,
and chose the city of Chicago as the place for
holding the national Democratic convention.
Each state is entitled to a representa
tion therein equal to double the num
ber of senators and representatives in the con
gress of the United States. Each organized ter
ritory and the District of Columbiaare invited
to send two delegates, subject to discussion by
the convention as to their admission. All
Democratic citizens of the United states ir
respective of past political associations and
differences, whatever, who can unite with us
in our effort for a pure, economical and con
stitutional government, are cordially invited
to join in sending delegates to the conven
tion. The call is signed by all the members
of the national Democratic committee. On
motion of McHenry, of Kentucky, it was re
solved that the next meeting of the commit
tee be held at the Palmer house, in Chicago,
on July 7, next. The committee then ad
MORE INDIAN TROUBLES.
Indians on the Canadian Pacific Seize Gov
ernment Buildings and Capture Agents
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Winnipeg, Feb. 22.—A hand of free In
dians from Crooked Lake reservation, north
of Broadview station, on the Canadian Pacific
west of here, attacked and overpowered a
supply agent Tuesday and stole a lot of flour
and bacon. The mounted police have been
called and trouble is expected when they ar
News of further Indian troubles has been
received^from Indian Head. The Indians of
File Hills and Long Lake reserves seized the
government buildings and stores and hold
the instructors and agents prisoners. The
mounted police have been ordered to both
The Copiah Inquiry.
New Orleans, Feb. 22.—1n the Copiah
county (Mississippi) inquiry to-day, J. H.
Thompson testified that 45 years ago efforts
were made to run (Print) Matthew's father
out of Copiah county on the charge of har
boring a horse thief. He considered James
Matthews one of the worst enemies of the
people of the county, and stirred up strife
between the white and colored people.
The witness heard many rumors why Tom
Wallace was killed, and one to the effect that
he stole seed cotton and sold it to Ross Mat
A Funeral without the Body.
Philadelphia, Feb. 22.—The body of Sea
man Boyd, of the Jeannette, Was expected
here to-day, and great crowds were gathered
at the depot. Notwithstanding the absence
of the body, the funeral services were held in
the College Presbyterian, church, which was
thronged with people. A funeral procession
took place later.
ST. PAUL, MIXX., SATURDAY MORXING, FEBRUARY 23, 1884.
Some Interesting Speculations as
to Sabin's Attitude Con
His Personal Preference for Fletcher,
but He Doesn't Mean to Interfere.
The Proteus Report Highly Recommends Lieut
Colwell for the Greely Relief
Keifer on the Stand and Cross-Questioned
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Washington, Feb. 22.—The Keifer-Boyn
ton investigation began to-day with the ex
amination of the prosecuting witness. Mr.
Keifer. He is represented by one of the
shrewdest of Washington lawyers, and Gen.
Boynton has made a mistake of undertaking
the management of his own case. On the
stand Mr. Keifer manifested a great deal of
nervousness by a flushed face
and uneasy movement of the hands,
and by continually wriggling in a revolving
chair. Gen. Boynton sat directly opposite,
and being very deaf leaned forward with a
hand to his ear and looked steadily at the
witness, while Keifer averted his head and
at no time looked Boynton steadily in the
When the examiner-in-chief had ended,
members of the committee asked a few ques
tions, and Boynton cross-examinedat consid
erable length. It was at this time that Keifer
seemed to be the most uneasy, twisting his
chair about, looking at the ceil
ing and the pictures on the wall
and at everybody but Boynton. At first his
answers were given in the same gruff and
bullying tone that became so familiar in his
bearing toward the leaders of the minority
during the exciting period of his term as
speaker of the house, but when he found that
Boynton's manner was courteous and re
spectful, and he was not equal to his self
assumed role of cross-examiner, Keifer be
came more gracious and even familiar in his
Boynton showed a clear appreciation of the
salient points in the printed speech and
testimony of the witness, but not being
a lawyer and too deaf to hear distinctly all
that was said by the witness or members of
the committee he had frequently to bring out
points he wished to develop. His questions
were argumentative and leading, and often
such as would expose to a shrewd or corrupt
witness the damaging effect of the probable
answer and enable him to avoid entangle
ment. Many of the questions were ruled
out by the committee, although they evidently
appreciated Boynton's difficult situation and
were as lenient as they could properly be.
Mr. Keifer positively reaffirmed the
accouut he had given in relation
to the alleged attempt of Boynton to bribe
him, but could not name the time of day nor
the particular day on which it occurred. His
statement was corroborated in part by his
word and former clerk. Gen. Boynton
showed by cross»esamining Keifer that they
had been intimaio friends; that Keifer fre
quently visited hYs office to furnish him with
information to support him for congress and
for the speakership; that after the alleged at
tempt to corrupt him he did not use his
power of speaker to exclude Boynton from
the privilege of the press gallery dor
expose him to the house or In the news
papers. He also sought to bring out the fact
that it was improbable hat he would have at
tempted to bribe Keifer to secure the passage
of a private bill within the last four days of
the session when it could not have been
possible to get it through the senate, where
the tariff bill aud six appropriation bills were
yet to be passed.
SARIN AND THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL.
[From Another Correspondent.]
There is a good deal of talk among Minne
sotians in Washington relative to the con
gressional nominee in the Fourth;district, on
the Republican side. This talk is largely
engendered by the supposed complications of
Senator Sabin, who has been counted by the
public, as favorable to Fletcher, but now
finds two other personal friends in the field
A good many efforts have been made to draw
the) senator out, but he steadily declines to
be interviewed on the subject. He says he
does not propose to be interviewed until he
gets ready. As he is generally quite free to
talk with newspaper men, though not always
telling them what they wish, his reticence
now may be regarded as a little ominous, or
words to that effect. As the senator's lips
are clam-like for the present on this topic,
your correspondent pumped an intimate and
reliable friend of the senator, who, not hav
ing quite as much political discretion as Mr.
Sabin, was willing to talk. This friend
says Sabin feels considerably embarrassed
by having three such personal friends
as Albert Scheffer, Fletcher, and our own
Will Merriam in the field for the nomination.
While not positively speaking by authority,
this gentleman says he understands Mr.
Sabin's position to be that, while feeling
warm sentiments of friendship which even
his bitterest opponents recognize as one of
the peculiarities and strong traits of bis char
acter, for all candidates in the field, that his
(Sabin's) intimate, personal and political
friends in Washington county are unalter
ably in favor of Mr. Fletcher. They are also
personal and political friends of that gentle
This proxy spokesman further says that
Mr. Sabin feels that with a resident senator
from St. Paul and himself the next thing to
a St. Paul man, having so many warm
personal, political and business friends in
that city, that Minneapolis is entitled to a
representative in the national council, and
of course with these feelings his natural in
clination would be toward Mr. Fletcher's
Another gentleman who is known to be in
close relations to Mr. Sabin, tells the Globe
that he has heard casual, and perhaps signifi
cant remarks to the effect that he, (Sabin)
does not feel called upon to attend ward cau
cuses or conventions in the interest of any
one, although he is not backward at all in
enunciating the principle that he knows no
dignity or nobility of position conferred by
the suffrages of the people which would pre
vent his serving his friends. He has suffi
cient confidence in the ability of the people to
make their own choice, and while he
will freely express his personal preferences,
he does not propose to place himself in a
position where any fair-minded man can
make any charge of dictation or bossism.
Among the Minnesotians in Washington
there are Ansel Oppenheim and wife, P. H.
Kelly, Aid. Joseph Robert, Richards Gordon,
Maurice Lyon and daughter, H. A. Castle
and wife, Dr. Day, Nat Myrick, W. B. Jor
dan and Capt. Blakeley.
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington, Feb. 22.—Morrison has of
fered in the ways and means committee, a
substitute for the bill under discussion in the
committee on the extension of the bonded
whisky period. The substitute provides that
the bonded period shall be extended not ex-
ceeding two years from the date the tax has
or would have fallen due.
It further provides, that such extension
shall not be made in any case, unless in a
new warehousing bond, in the penal sum of
not less than the amount of the tax and with
securities satisfactory to the collector of the
district in which the warehouse is located
shall be given, on the condition that the
principal named in the bond shall pay the
tax on spirits specified therein, and also the
interest in such tax, at 43£ per cent, per
annum for the time of extension, and within
five years from the date of tbe original entry
of such spirits for tbe deposit in the warehouse.
When any distilled spirits upon which the
time for payment of tax shall become ex
tended, under the provision of the act, are
reganged for withdrawal from the warehouse,
the allowance for loss shall be no more than
is now authorized for the warehousing per
iod of three years, and the tax and interest
on the tax as above named shall be collected
also upon any excess of loss found upon
such guage at the time of the wtthdrawal of
such spirits. The committee will vote on
Morrison's bill to-morrow.
Representative Brumm's resolution which
provides that the house shall instruct the
foreign affairs committee to make inquiry as
to whether any foreign minister accredited to
the government of the United States has en
deavored to nullify the effects of a unani
mous resolution of this house by representa
tions affecting the honor and integrity of its
members, was adversely acted upon by the
committee to-day, on the ground that no in
formation bearing upou the subject could be
THE MONUMENT SOCIETT.
The annual meeting of the Washington
Monument society was held to-day, at the
residence of Gen. W. McKee Dunn, of this
city. The board of officers for the past year
were re-elected. A stone was accepted for
insertion in the monument to represent Wy
oming. It was directed that the thanks of
the society be tendered, through the secre
tary of state, to the king of Siam for a stone
sent by him for the monument, and a com
mtttee of five was appointed to consider the
subject of providing for a proper celebration
of the completion of the monument, which
event is expected to take place early in
December of the present year. At the close of
the business session, the members society
remained to meet at luncheon. A large
number of distinguished guests were invited
by General Dunn to honor the occasion,
among whom were Chief Justice Waite and
Justices Miller, Field, Harlcn, Matthews and
Gray, of the United States supreme courts;
Senators Edmunds, Pendleton, Voorhees,
Morrill, Harrison, Miller, California; Ingalls,
Plumb, Jones, Nevada; Brown and Wilson;
Representatives RandaU, Kelly,, Browne,
Indiana; Peetle, Dunn, Hill and Russell;
Lieut.-Gen. Sheridan, ex-Secretary Blame;
Generals Joseph Holt, Meigs and Hunter;
Col. Casey; Judges Drake, Schofield, Rich
ardson and Mac Arthur, and Commissioner
The report of the Proteus court of inquiry
has been printed. Of Lieut. Colwell, who
was with Garlington, and had been designat
ed to take part in the Greely relief expedi
tion now being fitted out, the report say 3 :
"It is considered by the court extremely for
tunate for the expeditionary force that the
one officer sent with it, and who commanded
was so ably aided and supported by the ser
vices of Lieut. J. C. Colwell, of the United
States navy, who volunteered for duty so
much more severe and perilous than that to
which he had regularly assigned on board a
naval vessal, and who brought to the duty he
assumed so much capacity, courage aud
RED RIVER. FARMERS.
A Movement Inaugurated to Establish
an Elevator at Lake Superior
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Moorhead, 22.—The Farmers' conven
tion helds its closing session this morning.
The attendance was not so large as yester
day, hut there was no abatement of interest.
The elevator matter was the first subject of
discussion and the committee reported this
Resolved, That in the opinion of this con
vention the construction of an elevator by a
joint stock company comprising farmers and
business men of the Red river valley, at some
point on Lake Superior as a depot for No. 1
hard wheat is desirable and practicable, and
to that end it is hereby ordered that a
committee of three be appoint
ed with authority to examine
into the matter of a site therefor;the amount
of timber and the expenses necessary to be
incurred in the construction and equipment
of a 500,000 bushel elevator, and report to
the several township organizations.
The committee appointed consists of Lar
ing, of Clay, Palmer, of Marshall, and
Holmes, of Cass county. The following was
Resolved, That a committee, comprising
and from each county represented, with in
structions to procure and tabulate the tariff
rate along the railroads, formulate the result
thereof and send the same to the
proper committees in congress,
together with the resolutions of
this convention asking congress for relief
from the excessive rates now imposed by said
This committee is consisted of W. J. Bod
kin, of Clay; G. S. Palmer, of Marshall; L. R.
Taylor, of Richland; Jas. Nolan, of Wilkin;
James Holes, of Cass, and W. P.Collins, of
Messrs. A. M. Burdict and Lyman
Loring, of Clay, and G. Mason, of Wilkin,
were appointed a committee to make arrange
ments for the convention to be heid at St.
Paul, March 18,19 and 20. It was voted to
extend an invitation to all farmers and
others interested in north Dokota to attend
the St. Paul convention.
A large part of the session was taken up
with an address by Mr. Potter, of Fargo, dis
cussing the matter of excessive charge by
railroads, the imposition of elevator monopo
lies and the best modes of redress. He is
an old newspaper man and his suggestions
tions were very practicable and pertinent.
After the usual votes of thanks for courte
sies, the convention adjourned, the mem
bers quite enthusiastic over the success of
the meeting and the interest being devel
oped in the subject. They believe that a
movement has been inaugurated that wiU
result in great good.
Give Us Something: New.
Fargo, D. T-, Feb. 22.—1t has been
learned, in connection with the secession
movement in Manitoba that there is a secret
organizations in the states, scattered from
the Atlantic c(aftst to the Rocky mountains,
with which many Irish Americans are con
nected. A secession convention will be
held at Winnipeg, on March 5, and al
ready many leaders in the movement from
eastern states are arriving in this city and
making it their headquarters. Two Catholic
societies have already been formed, and at
a meeting of one last night it leaked out a
speech was made against the admission of
any French descendants. By the time of
the Manitoba convention important develop
ments are expected.
London, Feb. 22. 22.—John Hullah, the
Musician, is dead, aged 72 years.
Boston, Feb. 22.—Oliver Edes, the origi
nator of the vast industry of machine rivit
making, of this country, died at his home In
Plymouth, yesterday, of Bright's disease,
GOSSIP FROM GATH.
Some Observations by the Noted Cor
respondent on Politics in Ohio.
A Belief that Payne Would Beat Sherman-
Gens. Rosecrans and Buell—
[Special Telegram to the Globe,]
Cincinnati, Feb. 22.—Gath writes to the
Enquirer from Newark, Ohio: I have been
in Ohio for a few days this week, at Gran
ville, the seat of Dennison college, near New
ark, which is as Republican as Newark is
Democratic. The sentiment seems to be in
favor of Blaine for president, and rather
anti-Sherman. Nothing much is said against
Sherman, but the efforts his friends made in
Ohio four years ago to force a solid delega
tion, on the plan of the "306" managers,
or himself alone, provoked an
opposition which to this day
flatters itself on beating him in
several localities. To have fought a very
strong and national man, is glory enough
for your rural politician; he celebrates him
self thereabouts for the rest of his life.
''Don't you know about that" he says, pull
ing his chair closer to you. "Why, you must
hev herd about that} I'll hev to tell you abuut
I'M THE MAN THAT BEAT SHERMAN
in this district. I wa3 for Blaine." Far down
the perspective of history you will find some
grandson, to record it as follows, when he
runs for congress: " The grandfather
of the subject of our memoir, Jeroboam Skin
flint, was a man of great local force and pub
lic character. He had been omitted from the
consideration due to his public talent by the
Hon. John Sherman, who may be possibly
recollected by our readers as once secretary
of the treasury during the temperauce admin
istration of a farmer president, Hayes. It
was not in the nature of the grandfather of
our illustrious subject to submit to a slight
from power, and especially for such a paltry
matter as the village postofflce. Regret
ting the necessity imposed upon him
he firmly advanced to the duty he considered
was required in the emergency, and Secre
tary Sherman never reached the goal of his
ambition. Rumor says that in his dying mo
ments he exclaimed, with every sign of a
great opportunity thrown away: 'That man
Skinflint has cheated the stone cutter out of
nine letters that should have been carved on
my tomb, 'president.' "
Between John Sherman and Conkling and
Logan there are no great differences of
method. Party control is mercilessly at work.
Sherman is probably the best politician of the
domineering positive class in the whole
country. His ambition has always been re
spectable and firm. He never liked low serv
itors. His agents he required to be men he
could respect at least for their outward clean
liness and sincerity of purpose. Conkling
wants servants, Sherman wants citizens. He
has never been a low tyrant with his friends
and agents. He probably would neither give
nor keep faith with a moderately unworthy
advocate. His public intentions have been
severe, straight forward and as human
nature goes, masculine and not unpatriotic.
If he became president the tone of public
life might have hardened but would have
In the county of which Newark is the
capital originated General Rosecrans and
Victoria Woodhull. The latter was driven
out to the scene of her youth a few years ago,
when she came to the vicinity to lecture. She
had at one time considerable influence over
Commodore Vanderbilt and, it would seem,
aimed at revolutionizing Plymouth church
to take lofty views of love as tbe basis of the
universe. But that was because of the man
at the wheel. Ixion perspired but retreated
into his conservatisms. What a theme this
might make for a great romance some day?
The woman, aware of what men are, saying,
like Hester Prynne's elf child: "Preacher,
will you come and stand here in the pillory
to-morrow at noon, with mother and me."
KOSECRAN3 AND BCEI.T.
are two quaint specimens of military men.
Buell came from freshet-haunted Marietta,
where they say he has retired somewhere into
the rural part of Kentucky and married and
leads a rather hermit life. Better to be a
manly kind of mystery than be tangled in
the fringes of little events and toil almost
posthumously, for newspaper recognition.
Marius is only remembered in the ruins of
Carthage. The Confederate books seem to
speak admiringly of Buell's battle array
at Shiloh. Rosecrans when he first emerged
upon the world was recognized as having a
Shaksperean name—the flute sounder in.
"Hamlet." He showed the quality of imagi
nation more than any western general ex
cept Tecumseh Sherman. His greatest feat
was in the Chiekamauga movement, yet it
would appear that his executive fortitude for
a moment failed there like Joe Hooker's at
Chancellorsville. In that wavering minute
George H. Thomas grew to his rock and his
Wherever I go in Ohio, I find people of
both parties at sea on the presidency. I have
heard Pavne mentioned by two wealthy gen
tlemen cf Mansfi< 11 Mr. Bushnell and Mr.
Smith, the former, I was told, probably the
wealthiest citizen. He said Mr. Payne could
beat John Sherman in Ohio. Sherman's fol
lowing is not large but very respectable. A
Sherman man with earnestness is generally
a man of intellectual or business grasp.
There seems to be no mutual admiration
society in Sherman's following, but
it is a kind of gray-eyed love.
In some Democratic quarters I am surprised
to find a real warm support for General Han
cock. One 6uch supporter said to me: "The
further we get away from Hancock the more
we get into the land of has-beens and of me
diocrities, who are being galvanized by their
I have not heard George Edmunds' name
mentioned in Ohio any more than if he were
Edward IV, or Edward the Confessor. He
wants to take some hair oil it seems to me,
and bring his hair out on the summit of his
sconce, and vote for some of the big appro
The Wool Duty.
[Washington Letter, 18th.]
Governor Hoadly, of Ohio, appears to
agree with Congressman Converse that the
wool duty must be restored. His reasons are
set forth in a letter received from him by
Speaker Carlisle, in which the governor
Some little time since Mr. Harpster, cham
pion wool grower of Ohio, asked me to write
you, urging a restoration of the former duty on
wool, in accordance with the platform of the
Ohio Democracy. I told him I thought he
wonld find you held well defined views, pro
and con, on this subject, which
no letter from me could modify or
promote. But as he pressed me, I cannot
but think it well to advise you of the grounds
upon which those of us in Ohio who desire
tariff reform are able to sustain our approval
of this part of our platform. The farmers
and planters of our country pay increased
prices, caused by tariff taxation on their
utensils, their clothing, indeed, on every
thing they consume or use, while the product
of their labor is measured by Liverpool
standards. It is obvious that this will con
tinue in some degree as long as we have any
tariff at all. The only recompense possible
here at the north is found in the wool duty,
and it is upon the ground of exception to the
general rule that men like myself are unv.il
ling altogether to give up the rice duty, the
sugar duty or the wool duty, while those who
produce rice, sugar and wool are taxed for
the benefit of domestic manufacture of sugar
pans, ploughs and other domestic products
used by them.
But it is an exception only, I admit, and
not otherwise. In brief, it is but justice to
our wool producers that the product of
their labor and capital 9hould receive some
reasonable compensation for the outlay they
are compelled by law to make for the benefit
of manufacturers of articles they consume.
This, it is true, may be said of all producer-,
but not all producers have, like wool grow
ers, been invited by sixteen years of legisla
tion to invest in their business. It is a sud
den and rough disturbance of values, of a
product into which they were invited by their
country to invest, of which they have a right
to complain. Tour statement of
methods proper for such legislation—
your own opposition to the shock or hastv
disturbances or settled investments—encour
age them to look to you for aid in their pres
ent emergency. I respectfully ask for tbis
large and intelligent class of our most use
ful citizens the great aid which I know your
high office and eminent talents can give
If Speaker Carlisle remains of his present
disposition, there seems to be no probality
that his efforts and talents will be lent to the
restoration of tbe wool duty.
AN OFF-DAY'S MARKET.
Quotations Made in Chicago by the
Weekly Review of Trade Generally in the
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New Tors, Feb. 22.—The movement of
merchandise throughout the United States
during the past week, as reported to Brad
streets, has been moderate. The weather at
the west and northwest has been of such a
character as to curtail trading, and special
dispatches from those regions point to a
noteworthy decline as compared with the
weeks immediately preceding. The roads
have also been impassable in many localities,
a fact which, besides interfering with country
merchants, business has interrupted condi
tions so that the average of the same is dis
tinctly below that of recent weeks. Still the
falling away noted is clearly of the nature of
an interruption and in no wise due to de
creased demands, which explanation like
wise includes the regions which have suffer
ed from floods through the Ohio valley and
The brcadstuffs market has shown a de
cliue on wheat of %((C\%c per bu., and in
corn from l#@3e per bushels. Exports
have remained inactive and, as the visible
supply has decreased again and receipts at
the west have continued to maintain a low
level, prices apparently refuse stimulous
other than from abroad. The indications
are that the Week's receipts of hogs will be a3
large as those of the corresponding period in
the two years immediately preceding.
Provisions at New York have taken their,
cue from Chicago, and the break there during 1
the week was fully reflected here.
Iron at New York holds its previously re
ported firmness, and prices are unchanged.
Ocean freights are dull and not materially
changed. Petroleum is low for-both refined
and crude. Trading has been quite slack.
There has been a steady consumptive de
mand for wood, and values have been weU
The movement of dry poods from first
hands has been light. Jobbers are getting
moderate orders aud not doing as large a
business as usual in February. Woolens are
quiet, but most of the clothiers have placed
good orders for heavy weights at prices a
little off from last year. There were
218 failures in the United" States during the
past week, which contained a holiday. The
number was twenty-tive less than during the
preceding week, and fourteen more than in
the corresponding week of 1883, and eighty
three more than the same week
of 1882. About eighty-three per
cent, were those of traders whose capital
was less than $5,000, compared with the pre
ceding week the Middle states had 40, a de
crease of 17; the New England states 26, a
decrease of 8; the Southern states 51, an in
crease of 6; the Western states 82, a decrease
of 5; the Pacific states and
territories 19, a decrease of 2;
Canada and the provinces 23, a decrease of
33. Among the failures reported were Mc-
Ginnis Bros. <to Fearing, bankers and brok
ers, New York city; United States Smelting
company, Philadelphia; Geo. P. Curry, bank
er and manufacturer, and Delane<fc Hickok,
dry goods, Augusta, Georgia.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 22.—A little speculation
was carried on to-day by small parties, who
gathered at popular offices, and on the sunny
side of the board of trade building. Sales of
May wheat were made at 98%@99c, of May
corn at 58%@58%c, and of May pork at
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higher on grains than the prices current last
evening, and about 10c. higher on pork.
About 10,000 head of hogs were received at
the yards, the markat being fairly active,and
quoted r>@10c higher. Light grades sold at
$firstname.lastname@example.org for poor to choice, heavy mixed
packing at $6.;">0(2>7.00, for common to fair,
and heavy shipping at $email@example.com.
In France yesterday were some heavy fail
ures. Emile <fc Corduo, of Rochefort, ship
pers, went under for 5,500,000 francs, and
Radille, a banker, suspended with liabilities
of 3,500,000 francs, chiefly peasants' earn
ings. A stock broker, named Maynier, who
was heavily involved, hanged himself.
We have more goods suited to the needs of the Workingmen
than any house in Minnesota. We want all the Workingmen
in St. Paul to trade with us, and can and will save them money
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Great Success of
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Special extra engagement of
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J39"Grand Matinee to-dny 2 p. m.
Seats now on sale at the box office.
Prices $1, 75c, 00c and 25c,
Grand Opera House I
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
A Season of 3 Nights, Commencing
Monday, February 25th,
Wednesday flatinee, 2 P. 'I.
Will be signalized by the appearance of tb«
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Prices as follows: Reserved seat nule commen
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75c, 50c and 25c.
Gives Special Bargains in
Olough & Warren Organs.
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Corner Eighth and Minnesota Btre«j J-
St. Patl, Minn., February 15, 1884. J
Good Hound horses, from Ave to eight year* old,
weight from 1,450 to l,C00pounds, suitable for
Fire Department service. Persons offering
horses under this advertisement will call on Vete
rinary Surgeon C. C. Berkmun, corner Sixth and
By order of the Board.
F. R. DELANO, President.
W. O'Gorman, Secretary. 47-C7
IN NEW QUARTERS.
Is settled in his elegant New Store
Comer Ninth and Saint Peter streets.
Where can be fonnd the finest and best of Drugs,
Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines,
etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds
in their season.
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List of ZiatSHt Style Banjo..
Just the instrument for Picnics. Camping Part***,Sum
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