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time at all stations named.
rjPFBB MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.59 50 SE Fair
La Crosse 29.05 57 S Fair
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 29.70 33 N Lt. rain
Ft. Garry 29.87 23 N Cloudy
Minnedosa 29:90 19 N Clear
Moorhead 29.70 33 N Cloudy
liuapelle 30.03 22 N Clear
St. Vincent 29.85 25 N Cloudy
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinniboin.30.13 33 NW Cloudy
Ft.Buford 30.01 31 N Lt. snow
Custer 30.08 32 N n'y snow
Helena, M.T...30.02 30 S Clear
Huron, D.T 29.44 49 NE Lt, rain
Medicine Hat..29.98 27 W * Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.79 37 NE Lt. rain
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
29.073 49.3 38.3 SE Fair
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, 0; max
imum thermometer, 57.5; minimum thermom
eter, 38. ; daily range, 19.5.
River—Observed height 8 feet, 1 inch; rise
in 24 hours, 1 foot 1 inch.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, March 28, 1 a. m.—Indications
for Upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys, colder
threatening and rainy, followed by clearing
weather; brisk and high variable winds, mostly
southerly and shifting to northwesterly.
Missouri: Rainy, followed by colder, clearing
weather; brisk and high winds, shifting
YESTERDA Y'Ai MARKETS.
The grain and produce markets here wero dull
and heavy, with a decline of 3c on regular wheat
annd No. 2 hard. Corn advanced lc. At Mil
waukee wheat followed the lead of Chicago and
closed l&c higher. There was quite a reaction
at Chicago and a "boom ' for the hulls consider
ing how the nidation has been squeezed out of
them lately. The army of bovines fought up
heroically, gaining at the close of the day's bat
tle from Jic to l?'sC. Corn, like wheat, advanced
7e@lc. Oats joined in the advance upwards,
closing %®YiC higher than Wednesday. Pork
was also 10@12c better. There was nothing
notable about the stock market yesterday,
which was a day of light fluctuations and gradual
losing of strength. The market opened strong
and H@%c higher on Wall street, hut closed
weak and ;£c@l J£c per cent lower. Mining stock
was very dull.
The Albany Times says the "Albany
Evening Journal is just fifty-four years old,
but does not appear to be any wiser than in
its young days." To grow old without the
benefit of experience, is not creditable, but
to grow old and wise at the same time is
never characteristic of an exclusive Repub
lican partisan "organ."
A communication elsewhere brings out
the name of R. B. Galusba, Esq., for School
Inspector from the third precinct of the
Fourth ward. This is a selection eminently
fit to be made, and the residents of that pre
cinct should not accept "no" for an answer
from Mr. Galusha. We are confident he
wiU waive his personal feelings for the pub
lic good, and in that event he will undoubt
edly be the unanimous choice of the precinct.
The public interests will be advanced by
placing such men in the 6chool board, and
the action developed by our correspondent
is manifestly a move in the right direction.
There is a proposition under discussion to
build another bridge over the East River,
connecting Long Island with New York.
The proposal is to build* a bridge from New
York to Ravenswood across Blackwell's Isl
and. It is to be built by private capital, if at
all, and ex Mayor Cooper is said to be ex
erting his influence in Europe to secure for
eign capital to build this second bridge. The
erection of this bridge would largely increase
the value of property on Long Island, and
•tlmulate the value of business in every di
rection. Is it to be supposed a second bridge
will be built over the East River before a
•econd bridge will be built over the Mississip
pi river at St. Paul? Certainly a second
bridge is needed here, and without delay,
and it is to be hoped that the proverbial dash
and enterprise of the great Northwest, may
not be entirely put in the shade, by eastern
enterprise. A second bridge, and a street
car bridge at that, is a prime necessity for
8t. Paul, and the construction of such a
bridge should not linger.
The bill to extend the bonded period for
whisky in government store!, which would
have postponed the collection of taxes com
ing due this spring on about 80,000.000 gal
lons of whisky, was defeated in the house of
congress yesterday by striking out its enact
ing clause. The vote for striking out was,
yeas 1S5, nays S3. The failure of the bill by
so large a majority was not expected, and it
would appear that the measure has lost
friends during the discussion of Wednesday
and yesterday. Probably the fear that the
next move would be to repeal the tax alto
gether, and with it repeal all internal reve
nue taxes, lost the bill many votes.
It is questionable whether the failure of
the bill will not cause a serious financial
disturbance. On the other hand, it was
contended in strong arguments that it would
be impolitic for the government to set an ex
ample of postponing or remitting taxes
only for the relief of speculators. The
defeat of the bill, whatever may have
been its particular merits, will relieve con
gress from having to deal with similar appli
cations which might have no merit in them.
The business of Life Insurance has Increased
immensely since its first start in a compara
tively feeble way. This class of insurance
has become very popular in the United States,
more so than in any other country in the
world, and the strongest insurance compan
ies in the world also exist here. In New
York, there are 12 companies whose aggre
gate income for the last year was $54,952,
752, the expenditures $42,412,130, and the
number of polcles 341,379.
There are 17 companies in other states
whose aggregate income was $37,610,
011 and whose expenditures were $29,331,
458, and the number of policies 364,260.
The total Income of these 29 companies dur
ing the year 1883 was $92,562,763, and their
aggregate expenditures $71,743,588, and the
total number of their policies in full 705,641.
The 12 New York companleshave$251.973,410
assets, and the 17 companies of other states,
$219,832,550 assets, making an aggregate of
The amount of insurance In force In all
the companies is $1,763,730,645; an amount
greater thau the entire national debt. From
this an idea may be formed of the immense
proportions to which the Life Insurance busi
ness in this country has grown; and the
growth still continues, and each year shows
au aggregate, greater than the previous one.
Italian emigration is at this time attracting
no little attention, for the great influx of
emigrants from Italy is unusual and steadily
on the increase. These emigrants do most
ly congregate in cities, instead of going out
to settle on farms and become permanent
and industrious citizens.
They throng the cities of New York, Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Boston,New Orleans, San
Francisco, Chicago and other places, where
some of them apply themselves to light
trades, and others, and no small number
either, betake themselves to idle mendicity.
In New York alone there are estimated to be
from 30,000 to 50,000 Italians. A contem
porary, remarking on this element of emi
In long files, like Indians on the march, they
are often seen plodding along, from one railroad
station to another, each with his kit upon his
back, containing clothes and cooking utensils,
forming in fact the whole personalty of the emi
grant. As laborers, they are described as obe
dient, patient and faithful, but woe to any pay
master or contractor who finds his resources in
adequate to meet his obligations. For, the mo
ment promises take the place of coin, trouble be
gius. The men are satisfactory enough with shovel
and pick, but they understand neither the
English tongue nor American customs, and
are very apt to resort to the argument of the
knife to enforce their demands. Although many
Italians have settled down as merchants in vari
ous branches of trade, the majority come here
not for an opportunity of commercial success,
but for a chance to profit by the numberless en
terprises that offer wages for labor, such as are
not dreamed of in the home country. Some come
with the intention of remaining, but others, like
the Chinese, come with the sole idea of return
ing as soon as they shall have earned sufficient
to give them a handsome start in life at home."
ENGLISH — AMERICAN
Herbert Spencer has lately published some
articles, in which he essays to prove that the
English people are drifting into slavery. It
will astonish most people to learn that the
slavery which he foresees is socialism in its
extreme development. The English people
are by degrees passing under the control of
the government, and this process will in time
result in the absorption of all power by the
state, and this will be in truth pure socialism.
He defines a slave as one who has to give
his time and labor for the benefit of another.
If all power become concentrated in the
state, then every mans labor will be directed
in the interests of the whole, and not for
himself. A slave is no less a slave when he
works for a company or a community, than
when he labors for a single owner. This is
the form of slavery which Spencer sees im
Precisely what is occurring in England is
being developed in this country in the di
rection of the gradual encroachment of the
central powers in the management of the
affairs of the people. In England there are
poor rates; the government is entering on
the work of constructing houses for the
poor, it establishes the hours of labor; it forces
the inspection of all houses in the interest
of sanitary requirements; it works the tele
graph, and now this ownership of the tele
graph is employed as an argument why the
government should take possession of the
railways. Educational matters are cared for
by the government to a certain extent with
the result that every year the people expect
the government to do more and they them
selves to do less. All that can be said in re
gard to the enlargement of the area of the
powers of the English government can be
said of the authorities of this country.
There is yearly a growing belief in the
efficacy of the government as compared with
the ability of the people to govern themselves.
Thero is a clamorous appeal to the state In all
cases. Whenever there is a belief that in
temperance is prevalent the state is asked to
burden itself with the evil and to provide a
remedy. There is a growing demand that
the state shall take charge of the telegraph
service, and it is even not uncommon to
hear intimations from those who are afflicted
with the mismanagement, the combinations,
the discrimination against certain points of
railways, that the only remedy for this con
dition is to be found in the ownership and
control of the railways by the central govern
There is a complaint of illiteracy and
straightway there is an appeal to the state to
care for the matter. There is a demand
pending that the Federal government sha'l
prohibit the manufacture and sale of liquors
We have nothing which can be termed poor
rates, but there are heavy demands on the
part of the state to support poor houses, asy
lums for the insane, for weak minded child
ren and similar purposes, and it is found in
every instance that these philantropic efforts
in place of abating or obliterating the abuses
or evils aimed at, have the effect to increase
them. It is well known that pauperism in
creases in proportion as means are provided
to sustain it. Wherever there is a fund for
the support of a tramping, vagabond class,
there is always an increase in the numbe r of
those wanting relief.
The whisky drinking operative, who knows
that there is an agency to which he can* ap
ply for the relief of the family during the
coming winter, is stimulated by the knowl
edge to greater excesses in expenditure in
the dram shops, while other men who have
not yielded to the enemy in the struggle be
tween the demands of their appetites and the
wants of their families are led by the estab
lishment of relief agencies to yield the strug
gle in the interests of the demand for drink.
It is held by many modern thinkers that it is
a mistake on the part of society to care for
the pauper element on the ground that it is
an effort which simply stimulates the growth
and aids in the perpetuation of this social
There's no doubt that if the English gov
ernment is drifting towards socialism, ours
is going in the same direction with equal
rapidity. As in their case, every encroach
ment made is used as a precedent in some
other direction. Some three dozen legisla
tures are iu session each year, or nearly each
year, and each adds hundreds of laws to the
already monstrous mass wbich crowd the
storehouses of finished legislation. A law is
almost necessarily as a restriction in some
form or another on the powers of the people.
As Spencer says: "Every extension of the
regulative policy involves an addition to the
regulative agents, a further growth of
officialism, and an increasing power of the
organization formed of officials."
Indeed the more numerous public instru
mentalities become, the more is there gen
erated in the citizens the notion that every
thing-is to be done for them and nothing by
them. Each generation is made less familiar
with the attainment of desired ends by indi-
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 28.1884.
vidual action or private combinations and
more familiar with the attainment of them by
governmental agencies, until eventually
governmental agencies come to be thought of
as the only available agencies.
This country needs to take warning from
the teachings of the examples of the old
world. The state already has passed far be
yond its proper limits. There is everywhere
met a disposition to call on the state in every
When a levee breaks, congress is called on
for relief, when there is an outbreak of yel
low fever the assistance of the state is in
voked. The land is full of officials. The
federal government ha s inspectors, gaugers,
tax gatherers and collecting agencies in
every corner. The land fairly swarms with
officialism. All this indicates that private
self reliance is on the decrease and the agen
cy of the state is extending its unwelcome
and threatening presence.
"The best sentiment of Massachusetts" is the
favorite method the Bay State people employ to
state their sentiments upon a given topic. Thus
the Boston Advertiser says the support of Sena
tor Edmunds includes nearly every man "who is
recognized as a representative of the best senti
ment of Machachusetts." The Advertiser has
been trolling the stream of the "best sentiment
of Massachusetts" and out of 289 replies sums
up, Edmunds 198, Arthur 53, Blaine 29 Por
second choice, Arthur 66, Edmunds 51, Blaine
29. Two hundred and three out of 228 repre
sentatives of the "best sentiment" prefer young
Mr. Lincoln for vice president; only eight favor
Gov. Robinson, and five have the temerity to say
they want "Jack Logan." The votes for Blaine
and Arthur come from the Cape Cod folks, who
are not incpided among the "representatives of
the best sentiment, etc," but are such outside
barbarians that the high-toned Bostonians em
ploy sharp book writers to lampoon them.
Mrs. Meikelhah relates the following touch
ing memory of her grandfather, Thomas Jeffer
son: "I was twelve years old when my grand
father died," she says, "and I remember him
very well. During the last years of his life he de
voted himself to his family and friends. His
love of country was very strong. No man was
ever turned away from his door. Just a few
days before Mr. Jefferson died there were over
sixty people visiting at Monticello. He seemed
to like to have it so. His heart reached out to
all. Oh! those were happy days."
Mrs. Meikelham paused, and tears stood in her
eyes. Continuing, she said sadly: "I reality
believe that my grandfather was eaten out of
bouse and home." The lady who gives this rem
iniscense is now eighty years of age.
A day or two since we mentioned the sudden
death from fright of a lady at Quebec, who was
sat upon by dogs. Another instance has just
oc:urredat Los Angeles, California. In that city
a man named J. E. Cordier committed suicide by
hanging himself to a new Bnikling upon a promi
nent street. He performed the act with "malice
aforethought," to speak legally, as he left his
name and address written upon a piece of paper
pinned to the lapel of his coat. The suspended
body was first discovered by a gentleman named
Matteo Marelli, and the sight so shocked him
that after walking a few blocks he dropped dead
in the street.
Judge Gildersleeve, of the criminal branch
of the New York city Court of General Sessions,
a day or two since fined four attorneys $50 each
as a penalty for tardiness. It had been of fre
quent occurrence that the calendar would be
called, and cases had to be postponed because the
lawyers were not present. The patience of the
Judge had become wearied, and he said he "pro
posed to expedite matters a little." The order
of the Judge produced no little excitement, and
several lawyers were noticed hurrying away after
clients, to have them present when their cases
The pay of George Bliss, the friend of Presi
dent Arthur, and confederate of Attorney Gen
eral Brewster, in the star route cases was $57,000.
The Potter Enterprise has a very clear under
staudiug of the relation of M.r
Bliss to the celebrated cases.
"If he (Mr. Bliss) put in six mouths steady work
his pay was greater for that time than the whole
salaries of the nine members of the supreme
court of the United States for the same time.
But probably no lawyer could be hired to bungle
an important suit for less money."
Mr. Breckenridge, a son of the famous Gen.
John C Breckenridge, has become a member of
the Sati Francisco legislature. A few years ago
the prospects of young Breckenridge, who is a
lawyer, were deemed brilliant. But the besetting
sin of bright young men caused him to lose by
divorce his wife, the daugeter of Lloyd Tevis,the
millionaire. Now wheu perhaps not altogether
too late, he is endeavoring to regain lost ground
under the banner of personal reform.
The eastern papers, who keep a close watch
on Walt. Whitman, giving the country frequent
bulletins of his health, have this item: "NS'alt.
Whitman has purchased a dwelling house on
Mickle street, above Third, in Camden, where he
says he intends passing the remainder of his
life." We certainly hope the poet of the •'bar
baric yawp" may "live long and prosper," but if
he will keep close to Camden, the general public
will be obliged to him.
The Philadelphia Times has the following item
abopt a prominent northwestern man: Colonel
Edwards started the Argus in Fargo about the
time that Dakota town was founded. Fargo
grew, and the Argus blossomed into a prairie
flower. Having succeeded there Colonel Edwards
now comes east, goes to Washington and asks the
owners of the National Republican the oft
repeated inquiry, "How much do you want for
1880 found the Cleveland, Oh\o,Leader a Blaine
paper, and 1884 finds it of the same opinion still.
Blaine and Lincoln is its ticket, and logically it
lires the following shot at Senator Logan: "The
immense spread aud vitality of the Lincoln boom
for the vice-presidency augers ill for Logan's
white house aspirations. Illinois cannot expect
both candidates." "Immense spread aud vitality
of the Lincoln boom" is very good '.
Gen. J. W. Bishop, of this city, six years ago,
began several tree plantations on his prairie lands
in southwestern Minnesota, and the results leave
him no doubts about the profits of tree planting.
Among these results are fine groves of cotton
woods, twenty to thirty feet high, grown from
cuttings put in the ground six years ago the com
ing planting season.
Mr. George Riddle, a graduate of Harvard
college, has been giving public readings of Mid
summer Night's Dream, in the Greek tongue, at
Plymouth church, Brooklyn. Mr. Riddle is
twenty-five years of age, and is the only persen
who ever gave a dramatic entertainment ia the
Greek language in this country. It may be im
agined that Mr. Kiddle's entertainment are all
Greek to his auditors.
Senator Edmund's brother.in-law, A. B. May
nard, of Detroit, says his relative does not want
to be President, and hopes no one will seriously
name him for nomination. The Green Mountain
statesmen need have no fear. His party will not
elect him or any one else. However, he is sensi
ble in not desiring the fuss of being a candidate,
under the circumstances.
Mr. Dana, of the New York Sun, General J.
A. Wilson, recently president of the New York
and New England railroad; Legrand B. Cannon
and his sons, S. II. Olin, who is a son-in-law of
S. L. M. Barlow and Anthony Higgins, of Wil
mington, Del., are on their way to the City of
Neal Dow the noted temperance man of
Maine, celebrated his eightieth birthday last
week, and his years sit so lightly upon him that
a Portland liquor dealer who saw him at a public
meeting on his natal day, said with a sigh, "he'll
live to keep up this fight twenty years more."
A bottle of wine and a five dollar bill is offered
as a standing prize to any one who can lift the
package of legal papers in the Myra Clark Gaines
case and put them on his back. The attempt
has been frequeutly made bnt no one has been
able to claim the reward.
P George Fleming, is the nom de plume of Miss
Julia (Dudu) Fletcher, daughter of Rev. J. c.
Fletcher, of Boston, and step-daughter of Eugene
Benson. The young lady is the author of "Kis
met," "Mirage," "The Head of Medusa" and
W. C T. U.~~
The regular meeting W. C. T. TJ. of St.
Paul will be held this afternoon at the Y. M.
C. A. rooms at 3 o'clock. AU ladies inter
ested in Temperance invited to be present.
Street Eailway Matters—Mr. Lowry's
Views Not yet Met.
Third Street Bridge—Various Miscellane
The City Council held quite a long and ac
tive meeting last evening.
THE STBEET RAILWAY. .
A considerable part of the evening wa3
occupied by the consideration of the well
known ordinance in regard to the street
railway. At a former meeting an ordinance
was reported making, what were deemed,
certain concessions to the 6treet railway
company, and at the same time placing upon
it certain restrictions. —Jis ordinance was
not satisfactory to the company
and a number of meetings
and couferences have been held on the mat
ter. Last eveningthe ordinance came up again
and received final action, by being adopted.
While it was before the council last night it
produced some considerable discussion, the
council, or rather some part of that body de
sired to put certain restrictions into it that
Mr. Lowry could not agree to. The two
points were the Fourth street paving and
grading, and the compellihg the Street rail
way company to take up the cobble stone
pavement between the tracks and pave with
the same material used by the city. The
council insisted upon these two points until
Mr. Lowry stated that it was useless to talk
further upon the matter and asked the clerk
to read the following communication:
MR. lowey's statement.
St. Paul, March 27, 1884.
To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of
Since assuming the management of the St.
Paul City Railway company, I have endeavored
to put in operation a system of street railway
road that would not only be profitable to the
company, but of great advantage to the citizens
of St. Paul. I have laid out the proposed plan
after a careful study and submitted it to your
honorable body. At various times JJsince I have
by request appeared before your committees and
the Board of Public Works of the city with full
explanations and have answered fully, frankly
and fairly all questions proposed. At every
meeting have been led to believe, either by
tacit consent or personal assurance that the
company would be accorded all that was asked.
Ou that basis, and the supposition that there
would be no opposition, as president of the com
pany I have laid out large and extensive im
provements. The company have even paid as
sessments that the courts have decided it was
not liable for.
The proposed ordinance is so at variance with
all conversations and understandings that I, as
president of the company, do not feel warranted
iu accepting it. With the best feeling, and the
belief that it is only an error of judgment, either
on the part of your honoradle body, or the Street
Railway company (time will determine which;
must decline to accept the ordinance as pro
posed. While regretting the termination of ne
gotiations, which have caused me much time,
trouble and anxiety, 1 will endeavor to accept the
situation and render to St. Paul as good and ef
fective street car service as the facilities afforded,
will permit. Respectfully yours,
Upon the reading of the above, the mem
bers of the council held a kind of miscel
laneous consultation, and Mr. Murray en
deavored to show that the ordinance was, or
ought to be satisfactory to Mr. Lowry. That
gentleman could not see it, and the rnrtter
was again talked over by Mr. Lo*ry and the
council. Finally Mr. Lowry, seeing there
was no chance to settle ihe matter, left the
hall. The ordinance was finally adopted, an
abstract of which is as follows:
The ordinance provides for the laying of a
double track ou Fourth street from Waba
shaw street to Seven corners; to take up its
rails on Third street, and to lay a double
track from the corner of Rice street and
Martin street to the corner of St. Peter street
and Iglehart street, to connect with the track
at Wabashaw street and Fourth street; also to
take up its rails on St. Peter street from Fifth
street to Tenth street aud to lay a double
track on Jackson street from Fourth street to
Thirteenth street, and to take up its rails on
Sibley street from Fourth street to Eighth
street, to lay a double track on Seventh street
from Seven Corners to Bradley street and
thence on Bradley street to North street,
and to lay a double track on Thirteenth
street from Jackson to Mississippi
street, and to take up the rails on Pearl
street from Jackson to Mississippi street, and
on Mississippi street from Pearl street to
Thirteenth street, also to extend the Lafayette
avenue line from Westminster street to
Otsego street on Burr street. The company
is to grade Thirteenth street from JacksonfGu
Canada, according to tiie grade fixed upon
by the council, thu city to save the company
from all damages to abutting property;
pave Jackson from Ninth to Thirteenth
street at the company's expense between its
rails, between its tracks, aud two feet out
side of its tracks, whenever the council shall
order the residue of such part of Jacksuii
street to be paved, with the same kind of
material as is used by the city; all the other
streets named in the ordinance are to be
paved in like manner and with same
material as is used by the city. Permis
sion is given to the railway company
to pave within its tracks with cobble siones
upon the streets not paved by the city, the
same to be done under the direction aud su
pervision of the city engineer, with the ex
press understanding and upon the express
condition that whenever auy of the streets
on which said railway company has so paved
its track with cobble stones, are paved by
the city the company will take up and pave
with such other material as may be ordered
by the common council and board of public
BKIDGING TniRD STREET.
The city attorney reported a contract be
tween the city and the railroads for bridging
lower Third street over the raiirad tracks
signed by J. J Hill of the St. Paul and Mani
toba road, E. W. Winter, for the St. Paul and
Union depot company, aud by James Smith
Jr. president of the St. Paul tfc Duluth road.
This contract was before the council several
months ago and was then fully, considered
and a complete abstract was at that time
published in these columns. Last night the
contract as reported was accetped and adopt
ed after which it was referred to the proper
committee to have it executed by the proper
WO—S FOR THE BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS.
The following matters were referred to the
board to investigate and report: Owning,
widening and extend ng Prospect terrace 100
feet; as to grading Green-009 avenue; as to
constructing approaches to the proposed
bridge on Third street; as to grading Bid
well street; as to paving Fourth street troin
Jackson street to St. Peter street with cedar
blocks and granite curbs; ai to.constructing
a sewer on Mount Airy ktrect from Missis
sippi to L'Orient street.
The protest of George Mistch against the
sewqr on upper Seventh street was referred
to the committee on streets.
George \\ r. Eekles asked to move a build
ing and the request was referred to the com
mittee on fire department.
The salaries of A. W. Mortensen $75,
W. L. Chapin, $85, and W. T. Erwin, $75,
The request of the fire commissioners to
have the primary elections held somewhere
else than in the engine houses, was referred
to the committee on ways aud means.
The opening, widening and extension of
Oakland street from Grant avenue to Pleas
ant avenue, was referred back to the board
of public works.
The salary of James Starkey as deputy in
spector, was fixed at $100 per month.
The fire commissioners are ordered to pur
chase twenty-five additional fire alarm
A communication from J. B. Overton, su
perintendent of the water works, was read in
reply to the charges of the fire cominissson
ers that some of the fire plugs were frozen,
and referred to the committee on fire depart
The city engineer is to report a grade on
Livingston avenue, from Odell street to Cur
A Prosoerous Company.
The eighth page of this morning's Globe
contains the thirty-ninth annual report of the
New York Life Insurance company, one of
the most reliable institutions in the country.
The company paid policy holders $6,6 99,390
66 last year and has cash assets of$55,542,902,
72. The progress made by the company in
1883 is most marked in every department.
There were 3,383 more policies issued in
1883 than in 1882, and the increase in new
insurance for that time was $11,410,044. Of
this amount the northwestern agent, Mr. S.
J. Ahern, sent in $750,000, which exceeds
the business of this agency for the past four
years combined. Mr. Ahern has just ground
for being proud of the success of his agency.
The Slow "Fast Mail."
Postmaster Day begins to-day sending
postal clerks to Red Wing to meet the slow
"fast mail" and sort out the letters for the
heavy business portion of the city, so that
upon the arrival of the train at the depot the
carriers can take their budgets and start on
their rounds. This will only cover the busi
ness portion of the city.
Captive to Mountain. Half-Breeds In
stead of Chippewa Indians.
A Contradictory Report that His Grub Pile
and not Himself was
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Grand Fob—3, Dak., March 27.—The
Daily Herald received the following special
from Devil's Lake to-day: "There is no
truth whatever in the report that M. Ohmer,
of Dayton, O., or any one else, has been
captured by the Indians in the Turtle moun
tain country. There are only a dozen In
dian families on the Turtle mountains. A
few of them mode a begging raid upon
Ohmer's grub, which grub they captured and
massacred in the most savage manner. No
further information has been received here
concerning the reported discovery of gold in
the Turtle mountains.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Fargo, March 27.—It turns out that Mr
Ohmer is not in the hands of the Indians
and that no ransom is demanded for his safe
return, but he is in charge of the Turtle
mountain half-breeds, who believe he is in.
terfereing with their landed rights and are
therefore endeavoring to frighten him
into leaving the country. Last Novem
ber he went 175 miles northwest of Devil's
Lake and there is said to have discovered
very valuable mineral lands.
He went east, secured scrip and covered the
same apd soon after January 1st
he sent mining machinery into the country
and followed in company with Messrs. Eaton
and Clements, of Washington, and a govern
ment surveyor. For four weeks nothing
has been heard from them, but last week
one of their teamsters sent Mrs. Ohmer a
letter stating that the half breeds of the Tur
tle mountain region had taken umbrage at
his intrusion into what they considered their
domain and had him guarded and refused to
allow him to communicate wito his friends
until he had agreed to forever leave the
country. A son of Mrs. Ohmer and six
frieuds have gone to the northern border to
see what can be done to overcome the pres
Frank Ewing, will very likely be the can
didate for special judge.
The waters In the open streams tributary
to the Nemacogin is reported as being un
The election of Emil Kreuger, Democratic
candidate for alderman in the Third ward, is
freely conceded by the knowing ones.
The health officer might spend an hour or
two profitably in looking over certain alleys
and by-places, where much will be found
that is not agreeable to the sight or pleasant
to the smell.
The ice in the lake and river is breaking
upjrapidly. It is to be fondly hoped that the
vast heaps of garbage and offal that have
been dumped near the bridge during the
past winter will soon disappear from sight.
Itwas rumored yesterday that Timothy
Kilty, candidate on the people's ticket for
alderman in the First ward, bad declined,
the nomination, or would do so in case Mr.
Danforth became the Republican nominee
for the position.
Mr. and Mrs. John Karst returned from
Europe yesterday. Tiie pleasure of their
journey seems to have been somewhat marred
by the cold weather, but otherwise their so
journ among the effete monarchies was all
that could be desired.
Nelson «fc Co.'s saw mill will commence
cutting again in eight or ten days. The com
pany have a good supply of logs on hand
und are not compelled to wait for the* cut of
hist winter to come down before commencing
operations for the seasou.
Ten of the boys, who had just corne down
from the woods after a hard winter's work,
were enjoying themselves to their heart's
content on Wednesday, but a drop too much
caused them to fall into the hands of the
Philistines, by whom the boys were carefully
locked up. Yesterday morning six of tbe
number paid 67.50 apiece. Three will re
main below for eight days. Ou number ten
sentence was suspended during good beha
Two prisoners from Nobles county were
placed in custody of Warden Reed yesterday
afternoon. One of the two, William Riley,
known as the boy murderer, calls for more
than a passing notice. The prisoner placid
his age at sixteen years, but from his size he
would not be supposed to be over fourteen.
Judging from his manner yesterday he does
not in the least regret committing the terri
ble crime of which he has been con
victed. When passing into the
interior of the prison lie did not seem to care
or realize that the gate had closed behind him
for the term of bis natural life. Warden
Reed, who held some conversation with the
boy,made the remark thai of all the prisoners
who had ever come under h;.s notice,he never
found one so utterly hardened, or one who
seemingly realized in a less decree his iin-
Dending fate. Not one word of regret or the
least sign of compunction could lie drawn
from the wretched youth. Josiah Lyons,
next on the list, is down for one year for as
sault, intending to do great bodily harm.
New Orleans, March 27.—Seven furlongs
—Riddle iirst, Black Jack second, Lillle B.
third; time 1:30%.
Five furlongs—Zampa first. Matrimony
second, Warring third; time 1:06.
Mile—Bounie Australian winner, Beacons
field second, Gilford third; time 1:45>£.
Seven furlongs—Lillie Dale first, Voltaire
second, Goliad third; time 1:32.
Alas.' for l.ogint.
Senator Logan shall never be President
with my consent," observed the manager of
a pneumatic tube company.
"There are worse men than Logan. What's
the cause of your prejudice ajrainst him?"
"I haven't any prejudice against him; but
if he gets the Presidential bee in his bonnet
he won't be any good for my purpose."
"What do you want him for'"
"To supply wind for our tubes when the
Young America's tirasp.
Young minds in America grasp great
truths quickly. A New York boy who had
had a misunderstanding with one of his
playmates was waiting while his mother pre
pared a green shade for his eye.
"Ma," he said, "l wish I was a rich man."
"Why, my sou?"
"Because I'd buy a pistol and shoot Jake
"But you'd be tried for it just as much as
if you were a poor man."
"Yes, but wouldn't be convicted just as
"Constant Reader" asks, "What is the best
time to travel?" We should say it was when
you hear the old gentleman coming down
stairs. — Oil City Derrick.
The trouble with most baritone singers
who try to soar into the tenor register is that
they fly to parts unknown. Burlington Free
To meet the popular demand and enable
the public to secure them at convenient
points, the committee in charge have an
nouced that ticbets for the charity concert in
aid of the House of the Good Shepherd, may
be had at Dyer & Howard's, Lambie & Be
thune's, Wilke's drug store, Clarendon ho
tel, and from Mrs. Uri Lamprey.
RAILROAD AND RIVER.
Summer Freight Rates.
The Northern Pacific road has Issued a
special summer freight tarrlff, to take effect
April 1, 1884, between St. Paul, Minnesota
transfer, Minneapolis, and Duluth or
Superior and Bismarck D. T., for merchan
dise. 1st class per 100 pounds, $1.20; 2d
class $1.10; 3d class 95 cents; 4th class 75
cents. Mandan, 1st class $1.23; 2d class
$1.13; 3d class 98 cents; 4th class 78 cents.
Sims, 1st class $1.65: 2d class $1.45; 3d class
$1.25; 4th class $1.00. Glendive, 1st class
$1.75; 2d class $1.55; 3d class $1.30; 4th
class $1.20, Miles City, 1st class $1.85; 2d
class $1.65; 3d class $1.40; 4th class $1.30.
Forsyth, 1st class $2.00; 2d class $1.75; 3d
class $1.45; 4th class $1.35. Custer, 1st
class $3.00; 2d class $1.75; 3d class $1.45;
4th class $1.35. Billings, 1st class $2.25;
2d class $2.00; 3d class $1.60; 4th class $1.50.
Park City, 1st class $2.51; 2d class $3.34; 3d
class $1.80; 4th class $1.66. Livingston, 1st
class $2.95; 2d class $2.45; 3d class $1.95;
4th class $1.70.
Lake Park Uoad.
Arrangements are being perfected by
which work Is to commence on the Lake
Park road this spring. Gentlemen connected
with the enterprise leave in a few days for
New York on business pertaining to the road.
It will tap the Northern Pacific and the St.
Paul & Manitoba roads, affording settlers
along the iine a competing line for their pat
ronage. It runs In almost a straight line
north to Red Lake Falls, and thence in a
northwesterly direction to connect with the
Canadian Pacific, at some point not yet de
Sioux City Notes.
[Sidnx City Journal, March 26.]
The most conflicting reports continue to
come about the damage to the approach to
the Biair bridge. The most direct news the
reporter was able to get came from a Sioux
City man who returned from Missouri Valley
yesterday. He had it from a railroad man
who had visited the bridge, that 1,700 feet of
the trestle work had been carried out by the
ice, and that months would be required to
repair the damage. The transfer boats at
Blair will be transferring ears by to-morrow,
The Northwestern line between Belle
Plaine and the coal mines, Oskaloosa, a dis
tance of sixty-six miles, is nearly all sublet,
and on many of the jobs the graders are
waiting to begin when the weather will allow.
This work la heavy, averaging about $30,000
to the mile. This, and the unfinished job
at Princeton, Wis., is all the work likely to
be commenced early iu the season. Later
on the company proposes to build the pro
jected line between Freeport and Galena,
and the line from Redfield, D. T., west to the
Missouri river. Reliable intelligence has
been received by the Journal, that the North
western contemplates double-tracking its
line between Chicago and Clinton this sea
TAE MILWAUKEE CROSSING MATTER.
The crossing of the tracks of the other
companies in this city by the Milwaukee's
extension east is understood to have been
adjusted, but on what basis is not known.
The Milwaukee company claimed that as the
crossings proposed were on a street, Second
street, the companies having tracks already
across that street had acquired no priority of
right. There was no question about the legal
right of the Milwaukee to make the cross
ings, but the other companies thought that
before the crossings were put in it would be
a good time to arrange for having the cross
ings maintained, paying for flagmen, etc.
"There will be no further trouble about the
Milwaukee|making the Second street cross
ings," said one high in the confidence of the
company to the reporter yesterday, bnt he
could uot tell when it would be done.
Reach a Settlement.
Boston', March 27.—The Transcript is in
formed that President Perkins of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, and
Ames, managing director of the Union Pa
cific Eailroud company,will present, in a few
days, a plan for settlement which will be im
mediately ratified by the full boards of both
The Train at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., March 27.—The first
through train from the City of Mexico ar
rived here this morning, over the Santa Fe.
The party this morning drove about the city,
and at 1 o,clock the train left for Chicago,
over the Chicago ft Hannibal and Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy, ami will arrive In Chi
cago at 7 to-morrow morning.
Judge Chandler is confined to his house
The dining car department of the Northern
Pacific road will open Heron hotel in Mon
tana, on the 15th of April.
T. II.Dearborn, genera] western passen
ger agent of the Baltimore 6c Ohio, with
headquarters in Chicago, is in town.
The new book, entitled Wonderland, pre
pared by the Northern Pacific, for the pur
pose of illustrating the striking scenery to be
seen along the road, is out and will be ready
for distribution in a few days.
The "Royal Route," ou the 17th of April,
will sell special round trip tickets to New
Orleans for $25.70, good for 30 days for the
purpose of giving people an opportunity to
attend the grand convention of the Knights
of Pythias, of the United States.
There is an immense travel over the XortbJ!
ern Pacific road, which far surpasses all an
ticipations. Almost every night thirteen or
fourteen coaches go out loaded down full.
The emigrants are going out to Washington
aud OregOn at a fearfnl rate. The Albert
Lea route brought In fifty emigrants for the
Northern Pacific, and the other roads did the
Bismarck, March 27.—The gorge on the
Yellowstone, above Glendive, let go yester
day. The ice at Buford. above the mouth of
the Yellowstone, and the gorge, five miles
below, broke, and is running out. The river
at Washburn rose only two iushes yesterday
afternoon, and here is practically at a stand
still. It is said ice is gorging in its passage
down. The ice at Sibley Island is gorged
solid. Either there or at the mouth of Heart
river some one is using dynamite, as we
can hear the explosions at Bismarck. Every
thing— off the levee that can take any harm
but the warehouse, and that will have to take
The St. Paul will start from St. Louis uext
Capt. Paul Kurtz, of Galena, has gone to
Lc Clair to take command of his steamer.
The pontoon bridge at McGregor has been
so badly shaken by floating Ice that no trains
are trusted on it.
Mr. Charlie B. Squires, a popular eastern
railroad man, is in tbe eity the guest of Jno.
II. Langton ofthe Clareudeu.
The ice was found to be two feet thick in
the main chanuel, and five feet two inches
thick near the shore at Muscatine.
The finishing touches are being placed on
the Diamond Jo s:eanurs and the Pittsburgh
has been completely repainted.
Navigation from St. Louis to Dubuque will
open up this week. Boats will not be able
to come through to St. Paul for several days
The Minneapolis and Grand Pacific, of the
Saints' line, are at La Crosse. They w_l
start out as soon as the ice clears at that
As soon as navigation is open to St. Paul,
the War Eagle, of the St. Louis and St. Paul
company, will take the steamer St. Paul's
place in the Keokuk trade.
The lower Mississippi is falling all the way
toMedoc,156 miles below Vicksburg,but rising
at New Orleans. A great deal of land is under
water and planting is delayed.
The Diamond Jo line expects to start a
boat some time this week. The first boat to
b—rt will be the Josie, from St. Louis. The
other Diamond Jo boats are at Dubuque.
Capt. Frank L. Johnson, superintendent of
the St. Lanis and St. Paul Packet company,
expects to send the steamer St. Paul through
to Keokuk this week. Cnpt. Wm. Thompson
will command the St. Paul.
Many important levees between VIcksburg
and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are in Immedi
ate danger. Great efforts are making by the
federal, state and parochial authorities and
the people along the river, to prevent
further breaks and hold the levees now stand
The Mississippi Navigation company's new
boat, Rescue, will be launched at St. Louis
in about two weeks. The Rescue is twenty
six feet in width and 120 feet in length. She
will only draw twelve inches of water, and
can run over the rapids at any stage of wa
St. Louis Republican: Capt. W. Thompson
will command the clipper St. Paul this sea
son, with Mr. Spencer Grennell chief clerk,
and Prof. Ed. Buckley, of apper Mississippi
fame, will be her steward—a line appoint
ment of clever gentlemen, who all have
hosts of friends-ou tho upper Mississippi.
Ohe of the knowing river exchanges says
there will be ninety steamers and 1,600 men
employed in the transportation of logs and
lumber on the Mississippi river the coming
season, from the moath of the St. Croix,
Black, Wisconsin ami Chippewa rivers, and
three new raft boats will appear. One is be
ing built which wiil have the engines of tho
There is a higher stage of water in the
Mississippi now than for years at the same
date. Old river men predict from this unus
ual stage and rush of the water to be expect
ed from the north upon the opening of the,
river there that the highest water for years
will prevail. The melted snow and rains
prevailing will cause a rapid rise, The high
water of April, 1SS1, it is predicted will be
FLOOD AND STORM.
Different Places Visited by Fearful
Rushing Waters in the East and South do
Chippewa Tattey Track Washed Out.
[Special Telegram to thu <.lobe|
Eau Claire, Wis.. March 27.—The track
of the Milwaukee & St. Paul railway is
washed ontatMaxrillee, between here and
Wabashaw. The train last night ran of tho
embankment there. The engine,tender aud
baggage car are still then-, lying in the
water. An extra ran down and brought
back the passengers. Trains are suspeuded
on that route, awaiting tho repair of the
Cannon River flood Receding.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.|
Northfield, Match 27.—The Cannon at
this place is slowly receding at the rate of
three inches an hour. The Ice gorge a short
distance! above the dam piled to a height of
four feet, went out this afternoon. The
damage done here aud at Waterfurd will nut
New Ob_SANS, March 'J7.—Appeals for
supplies of material to be used in protecting
the levees are daily received by the state
authorities from many points. The reported
destruction of Scott levee is unconfirmed.
FLOODS IN THE BAST.
Contoocook. N. H. March ti.7. —Since last
night the. Contooeook river has risen over
two feet, and now overflows the meadows,
reaching numerous buildings on the banks.
The ice threatens to break up, aud it is still
RAILWAY. A CCII>KKT.
Portland, Me., March 37.—The Pullman
train on the Maine Central from Bangor,
due here this morning, encountered a slide*
iu the Sodum cut, near Vr.r nth, while
running at nearly full speed. The engine,
tender, baggage, mail and express ears were
badly wrecked. All the passenger cars re
mained on the track. Nobody was seriously
hurt, but all were badly shaken up.
Bath, Me., March 87. The Ice left the
Kennebec river last night, tearing up about
fifteen rods of the railroad track in front of
the station here. About 70,000 feet of lumber
was washed away. The flume of Conant's
pulp mill is completely destroyed, with
25,000 feet of spruce lumber. Ceuaut's loss
is estimated at at $30,000.
T—R—f MEN DKOWNED.
Clakion, Pa., March 27.—Yesterday after
noon live men started from Boyds Eddy in a
small row boat, with a large circular saw, to
take it to Parker for shipment. When pass
ing over the big falls, near the mouth of
Clarion river, the boat capsized and Hamil
ton Walker, Wiu. Watson and David Fair
were drowned. The others escaped by cling
ing to the boat. Walker leaves a wife and
seven children. Watson aud Fair were singlj
TIIE BURSTER T>A\T.
New Haven. Couu., March 27.—Tin; flood
at Ansonia has caused a total damage of
$100,000, laying waste a tract of about a mile
k>ng and lifty to 500 feet wide. The water
company, whose bursting dam caused the
damage, is held responsible. It is alleged
tiie dam was Improperly constructed. The
heaviest losers are the Derby Bit company,
ScheUer, Plater — Smith, fifty wheel manu
facturers, eacii losing $20,000 or 125,000.
A NARROW WCAPB.
PSTBRBORO, Ont., March 27.—A heavy
rain caused Hamilton's creek to overflow
The Royal Oak hotel, a new three story
building, owned by It. T. Rogers, collapsed,
and fell Into the stream. The. Inmates
escaped a few minutes before the fall of the
MORE LOS3 OF LIFE.
Hamilton, O., March 27.—The cyclone
that destroyed tbe village of Scipio on Tues
day afternoon , besides k tiling Mr. Winston,
fatally injured Mr. E. Kalis, and seriously
hurt Mrs. Stevens. All were in the store at
the time the building went down. The .storm
followed nearly iu the track of another two
years ago, across country to Collinsville,
tearing many farm houses and barns. The
loss is estimated at $100,000.
RIVER RISING FAST.
Coaticook, N. II., March 27.—The river
Is rising as fast as ever, and many buildings
are partially submerged. The railroad bridge
is endangered, and part of the high way ia
LITTLE DRY LAND.
New Oklean.*, March 27. —A Port Allen
BpecJal says: Only a narrow strip of dry
laud is behind the levees. The prospect of
government rations already causes some de
moralization amoug the laborers.
ICE CAUSES DESTRUCTION.
Littleton, N. II., March 27. —Two dame
and two bridges at Franconia are carried
away by the ice breaking up, and another
bridge is seriously damaged.
Ihe Hinckley Shooting Affair.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Rush Citv, Minn., March 27.—The special
sent you last evening being an erroneous
one, I will give auother report as gotten in
Hinckley to-day. Last Wednesday Jaraea
Flynn shot Timothy Foley, in a dispute over
a game of cards. The shooting occurred on
the steps ofthe Morrison house. The night
before the shooting Flynn and the other par
ty had been playing cards, and Foley being
rather sharper than Flynn got the better in
the deal. Flynn met him afterward, the
same night, and attempted to hit him with a
coupling pin, but was prevented from so do
ing by being covered by the stranger's revolv
er. This day noon Flynn met him again,
and questioned him as to whether he was as
good a man as he was the night before. Say
ing he was, Foley, attempted to pull his coat,
whereupon Flynn drew a revolver and shot
him in the breast near the heart, the ball
passing through his hand while he held on
his coat In the act of pulling it off. The ball
struck a rib over the heart and passed arouud
the body, which saved the life of the victim.
The ball of a 38-calibre was extracted by Dr.
West by cutting a hole in his (Foley'y) back.
Up to the present time no arrests have been
made although the deputy Meriff stood cloM
by and saw the whole affair.
A pig with five feet is arousing the curiosi
ty of the inhabitants around East Vic*, _j.