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Washington, D. C, April 25, a:sti p. ra. f
Observations taken at the same mon eit of
time at all stations named.
UFPEB MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.79 53 S Cloudy
La Crosse 89.89 57 S . Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismnrck 29.7(i 47 Calm Clear
Ft. Garry 29.02 50 SE Lt rain
Moorhead 29.02 54 S Thret'ng
Qnapelle 29.59 40 Calm Clear
St. Vincent 39.66 51 S Lt rain
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOrE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft Assinabone.. 89.88 ll NW Clear
Fort Buford 29.74 44 NW Fair
Fort Custer 29.79 47 NW Clear
Helena, M.T....29.91 43 W Clear
Huron, D. T 29.74 52 NW Threfng
Medicine Hat....29.85 34 NW Cloudy
Bot. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 29.84 41 NE Clear
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Poiut. Wind. Weather.
29.859 57.1 40.1 S Fair
Amount of rainfall or [melted snow, .0; max
imum' thermometer, 71.5; minimum thermom
eter 41.5; daily range 30.0.
River—Observed height 6 feet, 4 Inches.
Fall in twenty-four hours, 2 inch.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, April 20, 1 a. m.—lndications
for upper Mississippi valley: Increasing cloud
iness and rain, southerly winds, becoming vari
able, falling barometer, slight changes in tem
perature during Saturday, colder feather by
Sunday morning. Missouri valley; Light rains,
colder, partly cloudy weather, variable winds,
shifting north and northwest.
Hird wheat advanced lc yesterday at St. Paul;
regular was nnchanged at 90@85c, Corn advan
ced to 49c; 53c for new mixed. No. 2 barley
was bid up to 70c; Oats were steady. At Mil
waukee wheat was unsettled and closed with
May J6c higher and June the same as Thursday:
Chicago opened strong and advanced rapidly till
about 11 o'clock when it reacted and closed un
settled with May wheat l'jc, and June high
er while July was. y 3 c lower than Thursday.
Corn was £c for May and J^c Jnne lower and
July unchanged. Oats advanced %e<i^,%i:. Pork
was strong and 25([> 23c better; lard was 7©
10c dearer than on Thursday's close. The stock
market opened firm but through a fierce on
elought upon Raeding by the bears the general
market weakened and declined. The feature of
the day was the excitement caused by the at
tack upon Beading and Jersey Central which at
the close was—Beading I?.£ and Jersey Central
3.tj per cent. lower than on Thursday.
The nomination in the First precinct of
the First ward, is an instance of an attempt
to reach the city council by "Coming through
The Democrats made an excellent nomin
ation in placing W. S. Moore on their ticket
as a candidate for school inspector from the
Second precinct of the First ward. We re
gret to say that Mr. Moore declines .to run
aud desires the Globe to announce that he
will not accept the nomination.
The Philadelphia Telegraph in view of the
vulnerable record of Brother Blame,
doubts if this is a good year for a hurrah
campaign under any circumstances, and is
quite confident that it is not a good year for
the Republican party to hurrah with its
mouth while working whitewash brushes with
The Pioneer Press declares that the regular
(or Kindred) Republican convention at
Moorhead did not amount to much, because
no delegates to Chicago were elected nor
candidate for congress nominated. The
facts!] are that delegates were elected, and
the question of a nomination was referred to
a committe with power to act.
The upper house of the Staats General of
Holland yesterday voted to authorize the gov
ernment to demonetize silver to the amount
of 20,000,000 florinß, when the state of the
country will warrant such action. The vote
will serve as a reminder of the effort, origi
nating In Holland, of some thirty years,
ago, to demonetize gold, because, in the
opinion of the creditor capitalists of that
wealthy people, the California product of the
precious metal was so large that gold was
falling behind silver in its relative value.
The silver scare of this generation is perhaps
no better founded than was the Holland gold
scare of the last generation.
It begins to look squally for the distin
guished Mr. Fletcher. Chisago county, which
he originally counted as one of the sure
things, held a convention yesterday and
elected a full Scheffer delegation. In Ram
sey county last night the Republicans made
he point of selecting delegates at the
primaries who are especial friends of Mr.
Scheffer, and at the same time favorable to
sending Senator Sabin as a delegate
at large. The county convention
to-day will be of that complexion. The
result of the primary meetings in St. Paul
last night will be Sabin's election by accla
mation as delegate at large to Chicago. If
Mr. Scheffer proves one-half as successful
in securing delegates for himself as hc'has
for Senator Sabin he will down Fletcher
A member of the opposition (Nelson) fac
tionists convention at Moorhead illustrated
his idea of harmony by relating an anecdote
regarding a married friend of his whose lines
ran pleasantly. "Well," said the Benedict,
"when we were first married, my wife and I
had a liltle dispute, but we settled it by a
compromise. She wanted to sleep on linen
sheets and lon cotton. We just compromised
by sleeping on cotton sheets." "This," said
the meek, lowly one in the Nelson camp, "is
the sort of compromise ourfolks want to make
with them Kindred Republicans. We want to
"harmonize," but want to do it by appropri
ating everything." The Nelsonite was telling
tales out of school, but the illustration is
truthful. The Nelson faction are for
harmony if their wing can have everything
and control everything. "Harmony" in
the Nelson dictionary evidently means "hog
TIME FOR WHITE MEN TO COMBINE.
It is amusing to see with what holy horror
the Nelson organs speak of the supporters
of Knute Nelson in the Fifth District as com
prising ibe Republican party and the sup
porters of Kindred as a small faction. The
vote of 1382 showed 12,233 for Kindred to
10,956 for Nelson, a majority for Nelson of
only 4,718. The deliberate refusal
of the Nelson crowd at
Moorhead to affiliate with the 12,238, shows
tbe bigotry, intolerance and besotted ignor
ance of the crew who secured a petty major
It Is an affliction for white men to live in
such a district, but a combination of them all
will be sufficient to overthrow the arrogant
and insolent Norwegians who are destitute of
both political sagacity or courtesy, and whose
highest ambition is to turn Minnesota into a
The white men in tbe Fifth District, with
out regard to previous political servitude,
ought to combine in self-defense and put
their common Norwegian enemy to flight.
BURIAL OF A QUEEN.
Gannie Jeffers, Queen of the gypsies of
the United States, was buried at Da\-ton,
Ohio, a few days ago, where the tribe have
considerable property, and a large burial
lot in the cemetery. She died at Greenfield,
Tennessee in March. Her body was em
balmed and removed to Dayton for inter
ment. The former Kings and Queen of the
Gypsy tribes were buried in Dayton.
The origin of this strange people Is lost to
history, though they make pretense to Egypt
ian origin. They are wandering vaga
abond tribes, in all the countries of the
earth, and are marked by some of the same
characteristics, fortune telling, palmistary,
thieving, etc. Some countries have refused
them admission to enter their cities, and
severe laws have been passed against them.
But no obstacles have suppressed them, and
they continue their nomadic wanderings in
broken tribes all over the world. The gypsy
physiognomy is Asiatic in type, with tawny
complexion, quick, black eyes, black hair,
high cheek bones, slightly projecting lower
jaw, narrow mouth with fine, white teeth,
wtih, their light and agile figure, causes
some of their young women to be considered
beauties. They have few redeeming qualities.
They are treacherous, cowardly, revengeful
and cruel. They have little or no religious
belief, and no words in their jargon of lan
gunge to signify God, the soul, orimmortaii
ty. The numerous tribes have somewhat
different, characteristics and habits in differ-
ent countries, and yet, a general type marks
them all. It has been doubted, as numer
ous as are the working gypsy gangs in this
country, whether a band of genuine gypsies,
as seen in other countries, have ever been in
Certain it is they had local habitation or
headquarters in and about Dayton where
they are real estate owners, an exceptional
characteristic. And their lately deceased
Queen, contrary to the report of the tribes
in other countries, seemed to have some idea
of a christian religion, and at least a semi
christian burial was awarded her. A large
crowd attended her funeral at Dayton, which
was conducted by one of the leading pastors
of the city, and the choir of the church at
tended. The pastor's wife also, ac
companied the mourners to the grave.
The grave was very large, and the remains
of a daghter ten years old, who died in 1866
were exhumed and buried with the mother.
There were stifled sighs and sobs of the mourn
ers gathered around the grave. The preacher
referred to the deceased, whom he had known
personally In life.
She had been a Christian, he said. She
was a reader of the Bible, and her well worn
Bible was placed at her feet, now that she
was dead. At the conclusion of the preach
er's remarks the choir sang, 'The Sweet Byc
and-Bye," and the services closed.
The remains looked beautiful. She was
laid in a handsome casket, made of the finest
wood, and lined with the finest silks and
satins, and mounted with gold and jeweis.
The grave was a capacious one, 10x8 in di
mensions. After the coffin had been lower
ed into the grave, a most affecting scene oc
curred. The sons and daughters climbed
down to the coffin to take their last farewell.
Their sobs and cries filled the air, and were
echoed by the mourners who stood on the
brink of the grave. The children threw
themselves on the coffin, kissiug the hard
wood, and it was only with great difficulty
they were persuaded to come out of the
grave. A large monument will be erected
to her memory. Thus was buried the alleged
Christian Queen of the gypsies of the United
States,those inexplicably strange nomad wan
derers over the earth.
Another instance of the beauties of back-attic
home manufactured cable telegrams, such as the
N. Y. Tribune deals to the public, is the case of
Mrs. Jackson, and is best illustrated by the state
ment of the lady herself to an Atlanta, Ga.,
newspaper: "We have read accounts of the
brilliant receptions tendered the daughter of
Stonewall Jackson in London and other Euro
pean cities, but I can assure you that neither of
us were ever in Europe, and never contemplated
a visit across the Atlantic." Mrs. Jackson also
said she had not the slightest idea how the story
could have originated,
The Governor of New York during the first
quarter of his second year issued twenty-one
pardons. During the corresponding time of his
service Hoffman granted twenty; Dix, twenty
seven; Tilden, forty-one; Robinson, forty
eight, and Cornell, seven. The following is the
number of persons and commutations granted by
each Governor of New York since 1865, during
the first year of his term : Governor Fenton,
153; Governor Hoffman, 108: Governor Dix, 55;
Governor Tilden, 100; Governor Robinson, 111;
Governor Cornell, SC; Governor Cleveland, 57.
There are 100,000 deaths yearly in London,
and all the bodies are buried in the surface soil
around the city, that is, in thirty years, 3,000,000
bodies. In twenty years, says Sir Spencer
Wells, a body becomes clay, aud London
has, therefore, always 2,000,000 bodies undergo
ing •'harmful decay."
It takes pretty large words for the Elmira
Advertiser to express itself. Here it is: "Of all
the polyplastic political poppycock agitating the
newspapers just now, nothing is more ridiculous
than the talk about Grant and Lincoln as a presi
The total tax levy in Boston this year is esti
mated to reach $12,460,000, an increase of over
52,250,000 over last year, or an advance of abont
twenty-five per cent. This will necessitate a rate
of $18 per $1,000, the highest previous rate being
E. A. Woodwaed, notoriously connected with
Boss Tweed, was on Easter Monday elected a ves
tryman of Trinity church, South Norwalk, Conn.
In consequence, a number of the communicants
have withdrawn from the church.
A locomotive engineer testified the other day
at an inquest at Philadelphia that when every
thing was comparatively quiet his hearing was
very defective, but when at his post on a noisy
engine he could hear perfectty.
Calico Charley was not very conspicuous at
the Ohio State convention. He keeps away from
places where he would be in danger of paying J
Sherman's hotel bills.
Mr. Arthur is going to the Cincinnati festival
to show his new spring clothes.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. 3ATUKDAT MOJUfIAG, APRIL 26, 1834.
Delegates Sent to the County Conven
tion Solid for Sabin as Dele
gate to Chicago.
The Republican primary meetings were held
in this city last night to elect delegates to the
county convention, which meets to-day at
Turner hall at 11 a. m. This convention is
to send delegates to the Republican state
convention, which is to send four delegates
at large to the national convention, and also
to send delegates to the Republican district
convention, which is to send two delegates
to the national convention. There has been
some talk of opposition to Senator Sabin be
in tr a delegate at large to the Republican na
tional convention, and the Ramsey county
Republicans, by a large majority,
desired to give a Sabin boom
by sending a solid delegation
from the county to the state convention who
would endorse the senator for one of the
delegates at large. There are aspirants for
district delegates, but their cause was sub
merged by the larger game.
There were mutterings of a contest in some
of the wards early in the day by rival aspi
rants for seats in the national convention,
and there was a good deal of ''hustling"
among political manipulators to fix things up
so that there might be a solid Sabin front
presented, and the work was so effectual that
there was practically no contest in any
ward save in the first. Even in
that case both tickets favored Sabin. The
following were the tickets and the votes cast
for each member, as follows:
John B. Sanborn 102
Geo. R. Finch 102
C. P. Barnard 102
John 11. Hickman 94
Geo. Leigh 94
Theo. Sanders 154
P. A. Landberg 155
11. P. Uphain 73
John Nelson 73
THE CONTESTING TICKET.
Andrew Simpson 53
Hans Peterson 53
W. S. Wilson 52
Otto Johnson, 52
Wm. Silcox 51
E, P. Wade 83
Julius Bjornstead 51
Sanders and Lanbergwas on both tickets.
Hun. E. P. Wade, (colored) was the only
man elected on the contesting ticket (save
the two named on both) aud he will have to
"knock out," cither H. P. Upham or John
Nelson, who each received the same and
lowest number of votes on the regular ticket.
The "man and brother" thus secures de
served recognition though it is painful to
think that it is done at the expense of
knocking out a distinguished white brother.
In the Second precinct of the Fourth ward
there were two tickets as a starter. One was
composed of W. A. Nichols, George C.
Squires, E. N. Bacon and J. W. White and
the other of W. B. Dean, TV. H. Sanborn, M.
D. Flower and J. P. Griffen. H. H. Young
and Sam Nichols were chosen judges and the
voting began. Friends of both tickets de
clared that each ticket was in favor of Sabin
as a delegate at large aud Stanford Newell as
a district delegate to Chicago. By the time
some two hundred votes had been cast, this
had been reiterated so often that the ques
tion arose why there should be two tickets for
the same object, and the result was a talk
over and decision to take two from e4rch
ticket and call It a go. The new and suc
cessful ticket thus made was W. B. Dean, M.
D. Flower, TV. A. Nichols, E. N. Bacon.
This ticket was declared elected and the
polls were closed.
There were no other wards where there
were two tickets and the whole delegation
will stand as follows:
First Ward—John B. Sanborn, Geo. R.
Finch, C. P. Barnard, John H. Hickman,
Geo. Leigh, Theo. Sanders, P. A. Laud berg,
H. P. Upham, John Nelson, Hon. E. P.
Wade. [Either Nelson or Upham will have
to decline, as there are too many in the above
list and they received the lowest vote.]
Second Ward—H. B. TVillis, J. 11. Burns,
W. R. Merriam, E. S. Bean, A. N. Nelson,
G. R. Morton.
Third Ward—R. N. McLaren, F. Driscoll,
R. C. Wiley, C. Montfort, TV. H. Lightner,
L. E. Mabon, Aug. Hammer.
Fourth Ward, First and Fourth Precincts
—Peter Thauwald, C. R. Congdon, F.
Richter, F. A. Krch, J. W. Cathcart, Charles
Fourth ward, Second precinct— W. A.
Nichols, E. N. Bacon, M. D. Flower, TV. B.
Fourth ward, First and Fifth precinct—
Chas. C. Chappell, Fred Ingersoll, H. Gris
Fifth ward, First precinct—Henry Schur
mier, N. Sinks, Herman Stockenstorm, C.E.
Fanning, Charles Kittlcson. c
Fifth ward, Second and Third preciccts—
Joseph Burger, Geo. TV. Freeman, J. E. Os
born, James Smith, G. Passavant, R. L. Ad
Sixth ward, M. J. Bell, A. Schumann,
Adam Rau, M. S. Gray, F. A. Leyde.
Hon. Alexander Sullivan, president of the
Irish national league, will arrive in this city
from Chicago on Sunday morning, and ad
dress the several Irish societies of tho city at
Market hall on Sunday evening. He will
speak before the Irish societies at Minneapo
lis the following Monday evening.
COL. ALLEN'S LICENSE VIEWS.
He Favors High Restriction Instead
of High Pecuniary License.
There having been a good many contra
dictory reports relative to Col. Allen's posi
tion on the license question, and a morning
paper having stated that the opposition to
him was because he favored a §500 license, a
Globe representative called upon him at the
Merchants, last evening, and asked him to
specifically state his views on the license
In reply the colonel said in substance: "I
am in favor of a decided revision of the li
cense law and important restrictions, but I
think there is a better plan to regulate the
liquor traffic than to make a high money
price as a license. The experience of
other cities shows that where -it is
simply a question of paying a considerable
sum of money the very worst and most dis
reputable places pay the required sum and
get an unrestricted license. They can do
this, for they rob customers and make money
in various disreputable and dishonest ways,
and can really better afford to pay a high
license than those who conduct the business
in a decent manner."
"What would be the plan you would
adopt," queried the reporter."
"I would have licenses issued under such
restrictions that it would not follow that be
cause a man could raise a specific sum of
money he could engage in the business
if he was unfit in other respects. I would
make the license moderate and require the
person obtaining it to give bonds for
good behavior; that he would not sell to
minors of habitual drunkards, etc. I would
require him to obtain the consent of occu
pants of other buildings in his neighbor
hood to his keeping a bar or saloon, and in
the event of his violating the law or having
disturbances in his place, I would fine him
double the amount of the fine that might
be assessed upon the disturber of the peace" to
whom he had sold the liquor. Upon the
second offence I would revoke his license
without ailowing any rebate, and allow no
revoked license to be re-issued with
in a year after the revocation. I believe
with Gen. Cole, who spoke at the market
house, that it is best to enforce laws already
in existence and make such additional re
strictions that the payment of mouey will
not secure immunity for any kind of
place a man may choose to open. It you
charge a license fee, even no higher than at
present, and make stringent regulations and
have the police enforce them you accom
plish more than by simply making a 8500
license and granting one to any one who
has, or can beg, borrow or steal that amount.
Mayor Harrison says that in Chicago where
there is a $500 license under the State law they
allow it to be paid in auaterly installments
but the'very worst places,the ones it was hoped
would be wiped out, do not even ask credit,
but come up promptly and pay the whole
amount down. This, shows that restriction
and regulation of licenses which will close up
and wipe out saloons which are the resort of
thieves, abandoned characters, minors habi
tual drunkards, etc., is what is needed, and
that high pecuniary license does not do as
much good as high restriction license."
Two Anti-Blame Delegates for the
Winona, April 25.—The Republican con
vention for the first congressional district of
.Minnesota was held here to day. It was
called to order by TV. Wilkin, of Mower
county, chairmau of the district committee.
Hon. M. V. Daniels, of Olmsted county, was
made cbirman, and F. T. Diebert, of Steele
county, secretary. The convention pro
ceeded to ballot for delegates to Chicago, re
sulting as follows:
T. H. Armstrong, Freeborn 70
C. H. Conkey, Fillmore 59
O. B. Gould, Winona 19
Messrs. Armstrong and Conkey were de
TV. H. Officer of Mower, and S. I. Peck of
Dodge were elected alternates, and the con
Work on the St. Paul Extension to
Begin in Ten Days.
CniCAGO, April 25. —President Colby, of
the TViscousin Central, arrived here to-day
from New York. He says a plan has been
perfected and the money raised for the pur
pose of extending the road from its present
terminus at Chippewa Falls to St. Paul, and
that work will begin within ten days.
Mr. Harder's Resignation-
In the issue of the Globe on the 23d
instant appeared a telegram from Winnipeg,
which, from its wording, made it appear that
Mr. Wm. H. Harder, assistant traffic mana
ger of the Canada Pacific railroad, had re
signed on account of there being a very
large variation between his accounts and
those of the Dominion customs department,
in the matter of duties on coal. The facts
are as follows: During the winter the cus
toms department at Ottawa asked from the
Canada Pacific railway a statement of the
amount of money paid by them for duties,
when it was found that their account was far
in excess of the amount returned by the cus
toms officers at Emerson. It appears that at
that poiut the customs officials had been
receiving the duties from Mr. Harder's office
and destroying the manifesto, so that the
government could have no trace of such du
ties ever having been paid, and in this man
ner they rolled the amount up to man;
thousands of dollars. The officials of the
Canada Pacific railway were unaware of this
state of affairs, and it was only found out by
the payments and receipts being compared.
Mr. Harden had the manifesto forall charges
of duties, but the two belonging to the gov
ernment were destroyed in many cases. No
blame whatever can be charged justly to him
as no more careful and eflicient railway as
sistant manager can be found on any road.
The telegram referred to was published as
received,and there was do intention of doing
an injustice to a worthy official.
A Tough Lot.
Officer Bruso charged in on a vile nigger
dive on Washington street, near Chestnut,
late last evening, where he arrested a bullet
headed colored man named Sherman Peer
and two white women of questionable repu
tation, named Eliza Fletcher and Mary Duffy,
and a colored wench named Mary Allen, as
also the well known character Mrs. Mary
Bradley, who was lying ill on a miserable
cot. The patrol wagon being sent for,
all of them were loaded into it and
taken to the city hall, the coon and the
women being locked up, while Mrs. Bradley,
who was on a stretcher, was ordered by Dr.
Auker to be immediately conveyed to the
city hospital. She was refused admission at
her last appearance before the municipal
court to the House of the Good Shepard and
was therefor taken to the county jail, from
which she was discharged about a week ago,
and Peer claims to have bought her medicine
and taken care of her ever since that time.
It is evident that she is very seriously ill.
The house was pulled under the charge of
disorderly and the game bagged was what
can be appropriately termed a hard lot.
On a Prologed Spree.
Floyd Roberts, a New York dude, having
resolved to visit the country near the setting
sun, and having consumed three weeks on
the journey to St. Paul, having on the way
had varied experiences with ticket scalpers,
losing his baggage, tetting whisky, etc., was
found by an officer sitting on the bank of the
river late last night waiting for'the arrival of
the steamer Great Eastern to plve him a
passage to Chicago, and amusing himself in
the meantime by telephoning over the saw
dust and water tender messages toimaginarv
young lady friends in West St. Paul. As by
his own confession he had fell into the river
once since his arrival here, he was taken to
the city hall and placed iv cell four for safe
keeping for the night.
Mr. Vanderbilt Gives His Reasons for
Desiring the Latter's Retirement.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Chicago, April 25.—As the Rock Island
election approaches interest in the outcome
of tbe Vanderbilt-Porter fight increases.
That Mr. Porter will be re-elected is reason
bly sure, but by a materially reduced majori
ty. Vanderbilt is apparently securing a large
number of proxies, and his candidate will
make a good showing. The present man
agement entertains no. fear as to the result
of the year's election, but that the future
presents to them as saniruine an aspect is
TVm. H. Vanderbilt, in a recent interview,
expresses himself as follows: The question
for the Rock Island stockholders to settle is
whether one of them shall be deprived of his
rights simply because he owns stock in an
other road. It would not be a bad plan for
them to inquire the reasons why I am not
satisfied with the present management.
They would find that I have no confidence in
it. I have no personal quarrel with Mr. Por
ter, but I object to his representing me on
the board.. The reason given in my pub
lished notice to the stockholders is sufficient
He was president of the Omaha road until the
Northwestern secured control of
it- I want no man to
represent me who takes advantase of his
position to depreciate my property. Mr.
Porter has done that. I have some "respect
for "bears" who make it abusiness to attack,
but I have none for a man like Porter, who
attempted, while president of the Omaha
company, to wreck all the railroads in the
northwest. I will not vote for such a man
to represent me. Why, the Omaha company
has brought suit against him to recover
stock issued without consideration
right here in this room. I
have been offered 25 per cent, of the claim
if I would have the suit discontinued. I
have nothing to do with the action. The
company rejected the offer. It has good
counsel, and I suppose has good grounds for
expecting to recover the whole amount. I
understand the other affidavits of Mr. Porter
and one or two of his associates in the suits
are the foundation of this one. The testi
mony, lam told, is very strong. W rhen Mr.
Depew and TVm. K. Vanderbilt
asked for an explanation from
Mr. Porter they were told that
I was trying to influence the Rock Island
election. Was that a proper reply to a seri
ous business question! The Rock Island
stockholders must consider these matters,for
they concern the stockholders of that road,
and of every other railroad in the country.
As to the stock market I have taken little in
terest in it lately. lam a bull because I own
stocks, I believe that every one who holds
stock should protect his property. As to the
fluctuations from day to day in prices, I
Interviews Showing the Blunder
of the Opposition Fac*
The Nelson Managers Jeopardize Their
Favorite Son, Destroying all
Prospect of Harmouy.
Regular Republican Conrentio:
[Special Telegram to The Globe.|
Moorhead, April 26. —Owing to the
crowded condition of the telegraph wires
Thursday night only a portion of my dis
patches descriptive of the work of the regular
Republican convention, under the call of
Chairman E. G. Holmes, were transmitted.
This convention met in rooms assigned for
the purpose at the Grand Pacific hotel, at 11
a. m., and organized by the appointment of
E. G. Holmes, of Becker county, chairman,
and TV. TV. Hartley, of Crow TYing, secretary.
The convention at once proceeded to
the consideration of devising an honorable
method of adjusting the matters of difference
existing in the party in the Fifth district,
and with a view to secure harmonious action
in the future a committee of seven was ap
pointed to act as a conference
and to prepare an address to be submitted
to the opposition convention which had as
sembled under a call issued by Hon. C. A.
Gilman, then in session at Bran's Opera
house. The committee appointed consisted
of Messrs. Holmes, Canfield, Johnson, Hart
ley, Buekman, Listoe and Sharplelgh.
After preparing an address to
the opposition factiouists, submitting a
plan whereby enduriug harmony was not on
ly possible, but entirely practicable, the con
vention took a recess until 3 p. m.
[The address submitted by the regular
Republican convention was published by the
Globe in its issue of the 25th, together with
the action of the opposition factionists, who
rejected the proposition which proposed the
way for party harmony in the district]
After the submission of the address and
its rejection by the opposition faction acting
under the Gilman call, the regular Republi
can convention reassembled. The following
committees were appointed:
Credentials—Messrs. Douglass, of Crow
Wing, Rumery, of Becker, Wellman, of Otter
Tail, Webster, of Clay, Sharpleigh, of Polk.
Permanent organization—G. G. Hartley,
F. B. Chapln, E. H. Law.
The committee on credentials reported no
contesting delegations from the counties of
the district, and on permanent organization
the continuance of the temporary organiza
tion. Both reports were unanimously adopted
The convention then proceeded to the
choice of two delegates and two alternates
to the Chicago convention, resulting as
follows: Hon. J. V. Brower, of Todd county;
Col. Geo. H. Johnson, of Becker county;
Geo. S^ Canfield and J. C. Flynn, alternates.
The committee appointed earlier in the
day to prepare the address for harmony,
acting as a committee on resolutions sub
mitted a report, which was unanimously
adoptel. [The resolutions were published
in the Globe of the 25th.]
The concluding action of the convention
was the adoption of a resolution advising the
regular Republican district committee to
call a convention at a future date to nomi
nate a candidate for congress.
Fifth District Interviews.
The failure of the regular Republicans of
the Fifth district to arrive at a harmonious
agreement with the opposition Nelson fac
tionists at Moorhead, has stirred up the old
feeling of bitterness, aud the course pursued
by the convention acting under the call of
Hon. C. A. Gilman Is broadly condemned in
the Republican ranks. While in Moorhead
and returning home the delegates in their re
marks and discussions manifested clearly
that the breach between the divisions of the
Republican party In the Fifth district will
grow apace. The partizans of the opposition
Nelson wing are arrogant and uncompromis
ing, while the Kindred leaders think their
overtures for peace were not met in a
proper spirit or decently treated. The cooler
heads of the Nelsonites deplore the events of
Thursday, while, of course, claiming they
could not have acted otherwise. They do
not treat the matter light!}-, and it is plain
to see they think a grave mistake has been
made in refusing to accept the proposition of
the regular Republican (Kindred) committee
of conference, looking toward an amicable
adjustment of the difficulty.
C. A. Gilman did all in his power to har
monize, and if the action of the ramp con
vention defeats Knute Nelson it cannot be
laid at his door.
EX-LIEL'T. GOV. BARTO
was interviewed yesterday at St. Cloud. He
said he was very sorry a compromise could
not have been brought about and felt that the
action of the Nelsonites was a "leetle" hasty.
He did all in his power for reconciliation,
and would gladly have sacrificed any person
al aims or wishes if by so doing peace
could be obtained. He professes to think
the fight against Nelsou this fall can amount
to but little. "What I regret most," said he,
"is that a contesting delegation will be sent
to the Chicago convention. This will look
bad for our district and for Minnesota and
will, I fear lessen its influence and
who wa3 also at St. Cloud said
"I think it would have been better if a
stronger effort had been made to harmonize
the factions. I don't think much of a fight
will be made against Nelson. Don't think
Mr. Comstock can be induced to run against
him." I think it will depend altogether up
on the manner of presentation before the
committee ou credentials as to which delega
tion will be admitted to the national conven
ation t Chicago,
H. G. Storoock
of Rothsay, a prominent Fifth dis
trict Republican on the train from
Moorhead said: "I tell you itwas a mistake.
I think we could have much better afforded
to concede more than we peihaps thought
reasonable than to have let this fight go on
It's altogether wrong to say as Corliss of
Otter Tuil at the convention said, 'Let'em
go, we don't want 'em.' It is this very
eagerness of certain men to read men out of
the party which is liable to break up the Re
publican party in county, state and nation.
I don't think it is down in the books to de
feat Nelson this fall, but if Comstock comes
out as a people's candidate, and the Demo
crats make no nomination a very decidedly
interesting fight will ensue. I doh't know
whether Comstock will run or not, but
I would not blame him if he
did. Comstock worked hard
for Nelson two years ago,used his money,and
in my opinion, helped him quite as much as
Charley Gilman did. In return for all this,
what did Nelson do? Why, in the last state
convention when Comstock came up for
lieutenant governor Nelson worked against
him. L Tsed his p2rsonal influence against
him, took off his coat and went around the
hall peddling tickets like a pot house poli
tician. No, it would not surprise me to see
Comstock win, and if he does, he'll do well.
Mark my word."
3. V. BROWER,
one of the regular Republican (Kindred) del
egates to the Chicago convention, said: "I
have every confidence that Col. Johnston and
myself will be admitted to the national con
vention. We intend to present our case just
as strongly as possible, and I think candid
consideration of our claims will result in ad
TV. W. HARTLEY.
Mr. Hartley was seen Friday at his resi
dence at Brainerd, ne expressed himself as
well pleased with the action of the regular
Republican convention at Moorhead the
day before and, greatly surprised at the con
duct of the opposition factionists convention
in rejecting the fair and manly proposition
for harmony and deciding that they would
continue the factional ODDosition to the
party organization. Mr. Hartley ex
ed the fullest confidence that the deli
gates chosen by the regular conven
tion. Messrs Brower and Johnson,
would be admitted to seats in the Chicago
convention. He said that a number of
those who participated in the opposition
convention came to him at Moorhead dep
recating the course taken in rejecting the
opportunity for harmony and expressing
the strongest feeling of concern at the bad
management and worse temper of the un-
I a king men like Corliss, Scott, Baker and
like who led the revolt against closing
breach when it could have been without
honor to any one. Mr. Hartley said that
due time the regular Republicans would
their candidate for congress in the field,
1 with even- prospect of giving him a lar
vote than that received by Mr. Kindred
i years ago. The responsibility for the
itical division in the Fifth was now so
clearly demonstrated as belonging solely to
the opposition factionists that among all
lughtful Republicans the course of that
tloii was severely condemned.
col. c. n. ORAVBS.
JoL Craves left Moorhead Thursday
on the N. P. R. R. for St. Paul. He was
i decidedly dejected mood. He had d
rvthiug he could to promote the set
rlarmony in the party, but his endeavors
l been overruled, and a proposition that
ought to have resulted iv an adjustment had
miserably failed. The colonel spoke with
Ii asperity of the treatment be had re
d as candidate for delegate to Chicago,
bought his county aud the city of
th were entitled to a different
y of recognition than was ac
id by the convention of which he was
jmber. He had been called in the past
ar heavy party burdens and his time
purse had always beeu freely at the
cc of the party,and this was the exhibit of
tude and appreciation that was accorded
;turu. He expected continued calls
d be made upon him in tin- future, but
did not say what policy he should pursue in
spending and being Bpent hereafter. He
thought the future would disclose the gravity
of the blundi-'r iv rejecting harmony when
it was possible and so desirable,
CHISAGO COUNTY CONVENTION.
The Congressional Delegation to Vote
for Albert Scheffer.
[Special Telegram to the (Jlobe.l
Rcsu Cut, Minn., April 25.—The Repub
lican county convention was held at North
Branch to-day, and elected three sets of dele
To the Republican Congressional Conven
tion—Messrs. W. K. Wynkoop, L. K. Stan
nard, O. Walmark and M. C. Tombler.
To the State Convention—-Messrs. P. J.
Christensen, Albert Berg, Geo. W. Fhu
and L. K. Stannard.
To the District Convention—Oscar Boos,
F. 8. Christensen, W. 11. Wynkood aud o.
The strength of the Fletcher interest was
very manifest, and at the opening of the
convention it was thought delegates would
be selected favoring him, but a great ilea! of
figuring was done, and finally a square-toed
anti-Fletcher delegation was secured, al
though several of them are very pronounced
in favor of Senator Sabin, and would to a
great extent be controlled by bis wishes.
Senator Shaken andE. C. Sugalts, who had
evidently promised the county to Fletcher,
were badly sat down upon. The choice of
the convention and of the delegation for
congressman is Hon. Albert Scheffer, of St.
ALL, ABOUND TlfK GLOBE.
Bismarck and Count Yon Hatzfelfit are
both confined to their house-; by colds.
Yesterday the steam barge Mary Mills made
her way through the straits of .Mackinaw.
There is no clue to the incendiaries who
fired the Sagamore mill at Fall River, Mass.
At Newark, N. J., Ex-Gov. Marcus L.
Ward died yesterday afternoon, aged 72
Cholera is abating in India at Calcutta, but
there has been one death from cholera at
At Marshall, Mo., yesterday, an auction
6ale of eighty short horn cattle yielded
Three firemen were seriously Injured at
the fire at Pill street, New York, yesterday
At Newark, X.J., McKirgan Bros. &Luke,
dry goods, have assigned. Assets, 167,000,
At Morris, 111, two graiu warehouses near
each other were burned yesterday. Loss
$12,000, partly Insured
Striking laborers on the Lachine Canal,
Montreal, probably fatally assaulted a labor
er who remained ut work.
At WfUiamsport, Pn., Wolverton & Tims
man's saw mill was burned yesterday. Loss,
$40,000; insurance 51.j.000."
At Akron, Ohio, the clothing establishment
of J. Kerch & Co., was burned yesterday.
Loss, $45,000; insurance, $40,000.
The Bank of Montreal has declared a divi
dend of 4 per cent, for the half year, and
have raised their reserve to $<>,000,000.
Yon Moltke is ill with catarrh of tbe lunics
and has a long leave of absence from Berlin
for his health. He goes to his estates in
At St. John, N. 8., the unionist's yester
day strongly attacked the non-union ship
laborers, both at the docks and ou the
At New York, Dr. Willard Parker, Sr.,
died yesterday. He was 83 years of age, and
has been a practicing physician upward of
A meeting was held last night in New
York in the Cooper Institute to protest
against the introduction into that market of
Chicago dressed beef.
Felton, Raid & Sibley, of Philadelphia,
states that an unauthorized person is travel
ing through the west making drafts on the
firm, which the latter repudiate.
The will of Mrs. V. G. Stone, of Maiden,
Mass., who left $250,000 for religious and
charitable purposes, was yesterday admitted
to probate. The heirs have appealed.
A disease resembling pleuro pneumonia,
and contagious, has broken out among the
cattle of Washington county, Pa., and
veterinary surgeons wish the "district quar
The liabilities of Joseph F. Paul, lumber
dealer, Boston, are said to be about $296,
-000, of which $215,000 are secured by mort
gages on real estate. Unincumbered assets
The strikers of the store foundry of Sher
man S. Jewell 6c Co., Buffalo, have resumed
work at 15 per cent, reduction, being
fied after a eonfereuce with the linn that it
The leading steam works in Prussia, in
cluding the Krupp gun factory, have notified
their employes that the hours'of labor will be
shortened on account of over production.
Some threaten to shut down.
By a boiler explosion yesterday forenoon
in the saw mill of J. R. Lamb, Liberty Cen
tre, Ohio, Wallace Hackett, engineer, and
TVm. Howe, head sawyer, were instantly
killed. Both leave large families.
At New Orleans, the Michigan division
Knights of Pythias, were entertained yester
day afternoon by the Continental guards,
and afterward gave a dress parade. All visit
ing knights were entertained by the Louisi
The police of Sicily have discovered a re
markable murder club near Palermo, con
sisting of fifty-nine members, pledged to
murder for common advantage and profit.
The members undertook to execute private
vengeance for hire.
The disaster to the Fuller Coal company's
mines, Wilkesbarre, Pa., may result in the
abandonment of a portion of the colliery.
Dams failed to stop the flow of water. The
working is entirely full, five pumps are lost
and the hoisting machinery is taking out.
The directors of the Exchange bank, Mon
treal, appear to have known of the swindling
going on in the institution, and to have hatt
a share in the business. The Craigs, father
and son, who are in New York, swore that
the president of the bank, TV. H. Gault, or
dered 138 shares to be delivered to the Loan
& Mortgage company, for the purpose of
making up a shortage.
A HURONITE'S VIEWS.
The Late Dakota Convention Caustic
ally Reviewed awl Criticized.
Ordway-Arthnr Deleg ktes Sent to Chicago bj
Men Elected to Support Blame.
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
Huron-, Dakota, A;.ril •_>.->.—Since the
! clansmen have all gone, and tbe Binol
j dust of the recent
away, everybody :< . -;.;• g hJma -i; n
: North and South Dakota, v. •
them were sent here
everything that even smell , :V rek
capital-removal gang. 1 I
riotous wrangling, all their breaking of
is, they have simply no! .
were nearly all sent here as Blain ■
and they ba tent Arthui
■ ■.-Arthur delegates for B
■ nomination is an Impossibility, and
fin-;, so far as two convention deli
wita no electoral vote behind them can do it,
arrayed Dakota against the nominee wb
he may be, and placed tint territory i:.
Bit! ■:! to tiie next admlnlstn I if it
should be SepuDlican. 1 north Dakotf
delegates were handled by Edwards, of i
McKentie, of Bismarck, and I.a M i
Pembina; and the south Dai ta crowd !•;
Pettigrew, Gamble and Hugh Campbell. Be
tween two such gangs of leaders, a straight
Dakotans had no choice but to "take
" 'V and the result Is a disgusl to think
; Ing men bere, as it will doub
class of men througl out the tei ritorv.
To sum it all up, it was a triumph for Ord-
way and a crushing defeal I . and
Hugh Campbell. Beside this, it amounted
to nothing, and was a wash ol time and
money on the part of tbe really line I
body of men who came here from everj
part of the territory as d< l< gates.
Raymond cut no Bgure at all, an 1 if he
had any friends in the convi atiou they failed
t i show np. It was rumor* d thai some nortl
Dakota man was going to Introdui
tion endorsing or commending hin
tort of offset to ia.- action of the l
convention at his home In tabling unani
mously a resolution approvin r bit .1:
any such thing was contemplate d i
was abandoned because it was certair
oi being set down on here as emphatic;
it was in the delegate's own COUnty and
Many shabby tricks were ■ i thii
usually respectable little city i- m:!! of
of maneuvers thai were noi creditable to an]
of the parties engag d in ;: i viry
lullll v things are told, too.
An old gentleman named Waldo N. Pot
ter, said to be a very respectable citizen oi
. came in and presented his en dentials
as a delegate from "McHenry county."
There was some quest! in as to whetfa
such county legally existed, or
ever been organized, but Alex Mo
Kenzie and Plummer vouched for bim, and
he was admitted and voted on all rnatl i
fore tbe convention. Know turns out that
this very respectable old citizen ol I
elected himself by his own unanimous
alter be got her • to repp senl a
has no legal existence, no county seat, no
connty officers, and, so far as known, no
The delegate from Lake county L r t on a
roaring drunk and wenl oft to hed. 8
the north Dakota man ig< rs promptly fixed
up a proxy for bim and put it in the '
of W. J. Murphy, of Grand Forks. M
marched in with it. and. alter some discus
sion, was just on the point of being admit
ted, when a scoutingparty of south Da
rushed in with "the gentleman from Lake"
himself, who forthwith proceeded to de
nounce "the d—d fraud that was playing
his proxy. It, raised a huge laugh, of course,
and ••the gentleman from Lake" becam
of the celebrities of the convention.
The entire affair baa done little credit to
Dakota, though both the gentlem n
for Chicago are good citizen.-; as well as <>rd-
way men. They will be of as much
to the territory in the national com
perhaps, any two men could have been,
bound as they an; by instructions I ■•
little show ..tion.
Dakota politics, as seen here tlii- wei '.. ar«
badly mixed. lii ro
Inside History of the ll,,run Convention
[Special Telegram to tie- <,:•,
Fargo, Dak., April 25.—1n an interview
with a gentleman just returned from the
Jlur^n convention, some interesting particu
lars of the Inside history of thai bod
learned.' As north Dakota va- 'in tie- min
ority and had a number of kicker- who V■' 1
numerous proxies, there was great
in effecting a combination that wonld not
defi at the Interests of t'. ■ north, i i
nearly all came into an arrangem -nt. nom
inally in the interest of Blame, and effected
a combination, still some of lie- noi
delegates insisted upon standing by the
Win-hip delegation from Q
Forks, which was pledged to
with tic- V . apbell fi
of the south, ami the latter secured tie- pre
liminary organization, committese, etc., an l
wen- wild with di light over I . Icto
ry, but their hour of triumph was brief.
north sold-red the rent in their lines, be
coming nearly solid, and with tin- Blah
anti Yankton vi:;:_ rof (lie south had 117
voh -. a large majority of lie- coir.-
The antagonistic elemi nts in the north hi l
aside their differences with the few i
tions indicab d. and with the
success bided their time. When the com
mittee on credentials reported, Pot
ter county was found conl
the committee reported in favor of g<
Gilchrist, the county commissioner wh
made such a bitter tight upon Gov. Ord
Major Edwt.rls, who rcpivs* nted P
county moved to substitute Mr. Springer I r
Gilchrist. This was carried, an I from
this time on th.- combination effected in
the name of Blame had everything its own
Col. Plummer. of the TtepuUiean, and
maj. Edward.-, of the Argns, never displayed
their eminent ability in mauaging combina
tions to better advantage. They were sus
tained* by most of the Cass 'lei.- tion and
nearly all but the Winsbip men from north
Dakota. There was no . ---ak to tbeclosc.
They were aided bysomeol men
of the south, Judge Bennett, of ( lark, Sco
berg of Brookings, Ferruald of Lincoln and
other-. From the time the north perl
tic- combination tl ■■- one of
Hamentary tactics and skill, and fciore were
rare displays of ability on i»l i sides. - .
men aa Campbell and Pettigrew are hard
fighters, but they had no excuse for boltinir,
and were forced to yield to numbers.
The gentleman interviewed regards the
result as a victory not only for the n
but for Gov. Ordway, or at least a 6
for those who have waged the bitter war
on him. While the convention Ingtj
for Blame the majority wen- quite indiffer
ent to his inti rest. It was not a Blame vic
tory, although won in his name.
The Fargo Southern.
rspechil Telegram to the Globe./
Faugo, Dak.. April 25.—The g nerai
officers of the Fargo Southern all m I here
to-day, and it is learned that large g
men are at work laying track south of J
andat Wapheton. Another gang will com
mence at Ortoiiville on Monday, and it
lieved that six or seven weeks will complete
the 120 mil, s. Work will booh commence
on the depot and shops here. On.- engine
has just been shipped from Rock Island, and
five more will be here June j.
The Indian Troubles.
Dew::k, (Jul.. April '25.—N0 news from
Mitchfll's ranche was received to-day.
Ketchan's command left Ft. Lewis early this
morning, aud until their arrival nothing is
expected, Tho causes which led to the fight
are entirely local difficulties, which no doubt
will be amicably settled upon arrival of the
troops. A special to the Tribune says, in tho
fight two Indians were killed and two
wounded, instead of one as reyoited.