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DAILY WEATHER UULLETiN".
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VPPEK MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 30.03 50 S Cloudy
La Crosse 80.12 57 SW Fair
war. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 29.93 46 Calm Clear
Ft. Garry 29.82 45 SW Fair
Minnedosa 29.75 46 SW Clear
MooAead 29.99 41 S Clear
Quapelle 29.64 51 SW Clear
St. Vincent 29.57 46 SW Fair
KOETHEBK ROCKY JIOUXTAIX SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinaboine.29.76 CO NW Fair
Fort Buford 29.80 49 S Clear
Fort Coster 29.83 46 SE • Fair
Helena, M.T.... 50 N Cloudy
Huron, D. T 30.00 50 NW Clear
Medicine Hat...29.53 62 S Cloudy
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 80.07 48 W Clear
DAILY LOCAL MEASS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point Wind. Weather.
30.063 47.0 85.9 W Fair
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, 0; max
imum thermometer, 60.0; minimum thermom
eter 34.0; daily range 20.0.
River Observed height 9 feet, 5 inches.
Rise in twenty-four hours, 9 inches.
—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
WAsniNGTOS, • May 3, 1 a. m.—lndications
Upper Mississippi, warmer fair weather, winds
Bhif ttng to south-easterly; lower barometer.
Missouri Warmer, and fair weather, with
south-easterly winds; lower barometer.
YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. v
There was considerable activity in the local
produce market yesterday with prices about
steady. At Milwaukee wheat declined 19b©/4c
for June and July. At Chicago also the bears
had good innings and June wheat closed 114 c and
July I%c lower than on Thursday. Corn dropped
ss® ?ic. Oats closed at 32! ac for June and July.
Pork in sympathy with grain, fell to §17.25©
17.35 for June and July respectively. The stock
market opened irregular, declined fractionally
and then rallied under the lead of Northern Pa
cific preferred and Oregon Transcontinental,
which were very strong. At midday, under
bearish hammering and talks of strike among
employees, Union Pacific weakened and carried
the market down. But the unusual buoyancy of
Northern Pacific caused a reaction and the market
closed strong, with Northern Pacific preferred
■ 'Hires 3 cent, higher and Oregon Transcon
tinental 1 "■„ per cent, advance. Union Pacific was
Ji cent, lower.
The balance of the theatrical trade seems
to be against the United States. Henry Irv
ing is said to have gathered up §400,000 dur
ing last season, of which Miss Terry received
$41,000 for her share.
The Democratic city committee met last
night and nominated P. J. Giesen for school
inspector in the first precinct of the Third
ward. This is a good selection. Mr. Giesen
will make a competent and faithful member
of the board.
Tin: little state of Vermont begins to dis
cover that its favorite Senator is not such a
jumbo in statesmanship aud political altitude,
as has been thought. His record has been
punctured, and, lo! he shrivels up into
diminutive dimensions like other political
tricksters who sanction legislation for their
own personal benefit.
TnE venerable Hannibal Harnlin says he
regards Govern or Lucius Fairchild the most
available man in the Republican party to
stand up before the country as their candi
date for President. Evidently Mr. Hamlin
has become a believer in the. doctrine that
the Republican party has wholly outlived the
period of its usefulness.
The fierce fight and bitter inculpations go
ing on between the friends of Blame and
Edmunds, will probably be highly relished
at. the White House. At any rate it will not
be likely to cast a shade of gloom into that
mysterious mansion, nor to sorely abrade
the in ::rtsrings of its august master. Arthur
is too much of a philosopher, to let such lit
tle things capsize his equanimity!
The Globe again desires to call the atten
iiou cf deaconnettlelon and Freddie Octo
pus to the fact that Hon. C. F. Kindred
stands at the head of the Republican state
electoral ticket. They seem to have over
looked the fact. We have a faint recollec
ion that the newspapers that these men con
a-ol used to make remarks about Mr. Kin
ired. Odd that they should have forgotten
ibouthim, isn't it;
Keifep. was anxious to be elected delegate
at largo to the Chicago convention, by. the
Ohio Republican State convention; but that
body elected a colored man from Setter's
district alternate delegate at large, leaving the
ex-Speaker out in the cold. Keifer is intense
ly disgusted with this application of the '-color
line." A white man can be as good as a
"nigger" it he is honest, but there is where
• Mis. Blaise has been an editor himself,
and no mini knows better than he, the val
ue of able and vigorous support. He isnot run
ning a distinctive newspaper bureau of his
own but it is s:iul,under cover of the night.he
frequentlyylsits the offices of correspond*:
in Washington. established by the New York
fliiily impure, and the papers of other cities, j
and gives "pointers," to suc'-i as arc friendly
ti> hint, for attack! and defense,.!ml thus puts
forth, ;is with the hnudsoF Briarcus," an im
nii.'Usu and ■ diversified influence. Iv this
ray he secures an unlimited line of defense c
mil is armed at all points for offensive and t
defensive warfare. c
The barometer of the iceberg Senator of 5
Vermont is steadily lowering, and will soon ,
reach the point of unyielding congelation, j
I"he frigid atmosphere of the Green Moun
tain state,infuses into its Icebergs an element
that defies the power of liquifaction. The
frigid Senator stands alone in the august dig- <
nity of his icy potentiality. There is no 1
magnetism there, no melting mood that can (
reached enthuse a shivering people. ]
TSjHßjS|aine men are said to be very mad (
attlSKytnvling old theological dog, Beecher, ,
licoSHr he gives the "Plumed Knight," a (
bad Character, and threaten to rip up Beech- ,
er's personal record in retaliation. It is to ]
be hoped they will not do it, and raise an j
unsavory stench in hot weather. It is a pity ,
Beecher does know enough to refrain from j
assailing the character of better men than .
himself. With a record that will uot bear ,
reputable public exposure, the best thing he ,
can do is to hide himself, and provoke no j
farther public scrutiny.
Mrs. Helen Cowles Pomekoy, daughter of
Edwin Cowles, Esq. editor of the Cleveland, ,
0. Leader, and wife of the American Minis
ter at Cairo, Egypt, died April 30th at Flor
ence, Italy. She had been an invalid for
three years and eighteen months ago she j
left Clevelend for Italy. It was hoped a
change of climate might benefit her, but the 1
hope proved to be delusive. Mrs. Pomeroy ,
was married at Paris, France in 1880, and '
was a lady of rare intellectual attainments. J
She graduated at Vassar College, and during
her residence abroad acquired thorough j
knowledge of several European languages, (
and was an animated student of their liter*- .
tures. At the time of her death Mrs. Pom- ,
eroy's mother was with her and will accom- .
pany the remains of her daughter to Cleve
land for burial.
When Senator Sherman wants his axe *
ground in the home state, his premises at '
Mansfield are found to be awfully out of re- i
pair and he is obliged to pay a visit of super
intendence. He is at the old tumble-down 1
homestead just now on this business. Evi- 1
dently the Ohio convention was not run to 1
suit the Senator as he is morose and sulky •
and refused to allow the loving citizens of I
Mansfield to call on him in the form of a .
reception. Since the awful state of mind of 1
the Senator has become understood the Ohio ]
people have quit burning court houses and ]
are actually taking breath long enough to
talk about Senator John for President. Thus
they seek to cure up his sulks, realizing that '
he is about the last of their public men, and I
may be a useful factor, after all, if he can
secure even a momentary diversion for the :
hot-spurs of the Buckeye State. '
The Globe recognizes the fact that "high
license" in the first precinct of the First ,
ward is not in accord with the majority of
the voters in that precinct, and a ticket run
on that distinctive issue in that precinct will ,
be defeated. Still, the high license com
mittee have made a most excellent selection ,
in naming Hon. Edmund Rice as a
candidate for alderman. He has been nom
inated by them in his absence, without their
knowing whether he was in accord with
their programme or not. He is one of our
oldest and best citizen, and less
than a year ago vacated the Mayor's chair.
He is a man who can be trusted to act fairly ,
and the men opposed to high license can rely
upon fair treatment, with as much certainty
as the high license party. If he should be
the unanimous choice of his precinct there
is no doubt of his consenting to accept. It
will be no discredit to Mr. Cummings to
withdraw in favor of such a man as Ed
mund Rice. It will be decidedly to the ad
vantage of the low license men to withdraw
their candidate and support Mr. Rice. They
may succeed in electing Mr. Cummings, but
we can assure them it will be the most dan
gerous victory they could obtain. The safe,
wise and graceful way out is to elect Mr.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER.
The registries will be open to-day in all
the voting precincts of the city from 13 m.
to 10 p. m. to enable voters to place their
names on the poll-list. This will be the last
opportunity to register, and parties wishing
to vote next Tuesday should see that their
names are on the list.
A SHINING AUK.
The Hon. Henry M. Matthews, Governor
of West Virginia is dead. He was an able
and wealthy gentleman, and an executive of
whom any state might be proud. The
Wheeling Register says:
He has fallen! The Death angel has again in
vaded our borders, and snatched away one of on •
brightest and best. His sun has gone down a
noonday. He fell in the prime of his vigorous
manhood, and in the midst of the honors and
usefulness of his brilliant career. With a phy
sique presenting all the grace and elegance of
perfect manhood, a mind of the brightest mould
stored with all the learning that modern science
and literature could contribute, a temper and dis
position genial and cheery to lovely perfection, a
heart as warm and generous as ever throbbed ki
human breast, with a host of true hearted friends
who loved and admired him as their ideal of man
liness, with a happy home and affectionate fam
ily, it was no small thing to surrender his lease
on life and go down to the grave. It is sad be- •
yond all expression to see such a splendid life
blighted in the blooming. His name will live in '
the history of our state, and the sympathies of
our people go out to the stricken domestic circle
this day mourning their loss.
THE COLORED JIEN ON LINCOLN.
■ The convention of Colored men held at
Pittsburg the present week for political con
sultation brought together a body of repre
sentative men. A motion to make Fred
Douglass the presiding officer was voted
down. There was much plain speaking
showing that the leading Colored men of
the country understand the pretension of the
Republican Pharaises and hypprocrites who
greet them with meaningless platitudes,
only the more cruelly to trample upon their '
manhood. One of the members of the Con
vention when asked to give an opinion re
garding young Mr. Lincoln as a presidential
candidate said: "Singular as it may seem,
the colored people are opposed to him, the
son of their deliverer. Why? Because Mr.
Lincoln does not like colored people himself.
Some of the delegates from Illinois know
him well, and they say that he actually dis
likes the people of our race." Editor Her
bert, of The Trenton, (.V. J.,) Sentinel, con
firmed this statement. "There is nothing
magnetic about Mr. Lincoln," he said.
"Where he is not personally known the col
ored masses may hurrah for him as the son
of his father, but we who do know him are
not to be taken in by any hurrah business.
Mr. Lincoln is not notably popular among
the white people who know him."
r. CONSUMING SIRES.
; The Republican political pot boils with
scandal. If their most prominent newspapers
areto.be believed, their leading and best
k" r public men are rascals, very scoun
-0 'iworthy of respect, or confidence, or
01 flicial position. " The Chicago Inter
ft, poses Logan's record, and clearly
sh iis unfltness for public station. The
Chi •> Tribune and the New York Tribune,
each, frith cheerful ferocity, attack Edmunds
and show conclusively,'- his unworthiness;
the Not York Evening Post sends Blame to
the rear by reviving the scandals which at
tach to his public record; and Republican
journals without number, are easily, but vin
dictively sketching Arthur's crookedness
and throwing a pall of dishonor over his re
cord and character, and so on to the ond of
the chapter. There is not a prominent man
in the party that some section of the party
does not assert and prove to be unfit for
high official station, and unworthy of public
confidence. "A party that thus shows, by its
own witnesses, that itdoes not contain with
in its ranks a single man fit to be president,
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBF SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1884.
>ught at once to be retired, and give place to
lonest, competent and faithful men to take '
;harge of the government, and the interests j
>f the country. And this will be the conclu- (
;km and verdict of the people. They will
lot longer put reliance upon self-confessed
ncorapetency, unworthiness and rascality.
Olf THE ItEFENSIVE.
A good many sensible people have inclin
ed to hold Win. Waltor Phelps in light esteem,
but it quite seems at this time as if such
opinions should be revised. His elaborate
letter in defense of Mr. Blame entitles him
to some measure of public consideration,
though the effect was quite the contrary from
(that he expected or intended. Still the
:ountry may with all propriety mingle a
shading of gratitude iv its opinion. Mr.
PIR-lps is harshly called "Mr. Blame's fool
triend," and this may all be true, but that is
«l matter these gentlemen may settle between
themselves. The New York Tribune,'& cham
pion of Mr. Blame says that Mr. Phelps has
managed Mr. Blaiue'3 unancea for some
years, and what he says therefore should be
taken as gospel, without further question.
The defense put in for Mr. Blame is so ut
terly innocent that the country is laughing at
ut Mr. Phelps again, as it did when he de
fended ex-speaker Keifer from charges
which have since bten proven true, and in
consequence of which Mr. Keifer has been
pronounced an untruthful man by the House
of which he is a member. Mr. Phclps as
sumes that Mr. Blame cannot be a rich man
because he sold a house in Washington for
£24,000, but he does not appear to know that
Blame owns another house, that rents un
furnished for $20,000 a year. He thinks that
Mr. Blame did not do anything very wrong
In selling himself and the Speaker's office to
the Little Rock and Forth Smith lobby, and
if he did go crooked in that matter, Pnelps
triumphantly exclaims that "if Mr. Blame
has done everything laid to his charge, other
public men have done the same."
In his endeavor to exculpate Mr. Blame
the "fool friend" has brought out the names
of "other public men," and notably Mr. Ed
munds, who from his perch on the rack, comes
before the public with a rambling, illogical
letter to clear himself from his own opera
tions with Railroads. Of course Mr. Ed
munds is greatly annoyed that in order to fish
Blame out of the dirty pool, he has been
found there also. It has always been a part
Mr. Blame's tactics that when he has
been caught in doubtful transactions he
plunges in to inform the world that "other
public men have done the same."
It has happened a good many times that
"other public men" have felt the pinch of
the course pursued by Blame. A distin
guished Republican statesman, now deceased
who was involved in the Credit Mobiiier
matter bitterlycondemned Blame for forcing
the investigation of that scandal, when
"Blame himself was loaded down to the
water's edge with other railroad stocks, and
didnotkuow how soon the storm would
break over his own head."
Thus in the endeavor to beat back the tide
of obloquy rolling upon and likely to sub
merge him, Mr. Blame has resorted to his
old trick, and in defending himself through
the "warm regard" and "close personal in
timacy" of Mr. Phelps, he has leveled a shot
that has fallen upon the name and fame of the
hitherto unsuspected purist Senator George
F. Edmunds of Vermont. That supposed
paragon of grim incorruptibility and saintly
virtue beyond the power of temptation, is in
danger, like common, indeed, some very
common mortals, of being smirched iv his
assumed character of unspotted integrity.
The New York Evening Post has been en
gaged in bringing out with most cm photic
vigor the damaging record of Mr. Blame,
and by way of rejoinder the Now York Tri
bune comes to the defense of Blame by de
livering a sturdy damaging blow at the
very excellent Vermont senator. The Tri
bune says "it has been proved false that Mr.
Blame had any interest in any railroad bill
at the time he acted upon it. But the rec
ord proves that Mr. Edmunds did vote for
the Burlington and Missouri grant and that
he was at that time the owner of a block of
the bonds made valuable by his vote." Ther
is no dispute that the act of a senator iv vot
ing to make the stock of a railroad in whie!.
he has an interest more valuable is indefon
sible. But Mr. Edmunds did that very thins 1
and is a corruptionist, like other members is
his party in high official positions.
The Tribune's comparison between the tw .
men is so misleading as to amount to false
hood.. Mr. Blame did not have the bonds of
the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad ir
his possession, when, as Speaker, he mad
his ruling in favor of the corporation, but hi
asked for and got them afterwards as a reoir
nition of the "great favor" he had conferred
But what Mr. Blame did does not help Mr. Ed
munds or vice irrsa, nor can the pot paint tin
kettle black. As to the degrees of difference
In their turpitude there is no occasion to dis
cuss. While they are picking flaws in each
>ther the country is the gainer.
The effect of this matter has tho benefi
cial element that it puts the Republica
party, root and branch, rank and file 02
the defensive. The Chicago Tribune utter
the following morsel of wisdom to break tht
force of the adverse discussion in progress.
"Cleanliness in politics" says the journalis
tic attorney for the high party culprits, "is
one of the most desirable elements of party
struggle; and the influence and cooperation
of men who cherish high notions of candor
and responsibility in public life ought always
to be sought. But it us not always possible iv
reachthe ideal. Nor docs it necessarily follow
thatthe embodiment of purity and wisdom
must be far removed from the hearts of the
This is a confession, from a high quarter,
that in supporting such a man as Blame,
apologise for "cleanliness in politics" are cot
only in order, but absolute imperative ne
The New York Tribune takes up the same
line of thought, and adopts the same apolo
getic spirit saying, "the numb-ar of honor
able statesmen who have had shares in rail
roads, or in banks, or in manufacturing
companies, is tolerably large."
And among these "honorable statesmen"
may be found the prominent Republican
candidates for the Presidential nomination,
James G. Blame, George F. Edmunds, John
A. Logan and John Sherman. The mischief
wrought by Mr. Blame's "fool friend" has
only begun, but the people are getting a
good look at the men "inside of politics."
presented by the Republican party, and will
be prepared to act accordingly. The appear
ance of things indicates that before the June
convention meets the prominent candidates,
and leaders will have destroyed each othre
Mr. Blaine'B partisans, at least some of them,
are as brilliant as that statesman himself, and
cry almost as pathetically for popular sympathy
as did the Plumed Knight when he toll upon his
knees in tears supplicating for the Mulligan
letters. In the name of the friend and President
who was betrayed, the Xew York Tribune whim
pers and whines in behalf of the most ambitious
and dangerous man of this day. "President
Garfield's Secretary of State fell heir, as soon as
the President was shot, to the legacy of villifica
tion. The outpouring of falsehoods did not
cease when he retired to private life. Now, that
a very large number of Republicans, without a
leader, organization or patronage, but embracing
many of the worthiest and most honored men in
the country, have expressed their preference
for Mr. Blame, the torrent of pereor.nl abuse rises
higher. Who rs going to profit by this business?
It is supposed that the American people delight
in defamiuation enough to reward it." How
much better than blasphemy is such metaphor?
Fon the third time in eighteen hundred years
the planets Nepture, L'ranus, Paturn and Jupiter
are about to make their perihelion passage sim
ultaneously. The recent earthquake in England,
it is thought, may have had some relation to a
remarkable planetary conjunction. Professor
Swift of the liochester, 2(. K. Observatory hue
collected data to establish the proposition that
the phenomenon of red ■ sunsets is inseperably
associated with the violent action of solar forces.
The Rochester,- N. Y. Democrat has this theory:
The arrival of the great sun . storm which wo
noted yesterday, morning , was followed by a
destructive earthquake tv England. We have no
doubt of the connection between the phenomena.
So far as we have observed the coincidence of
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions with the ap
pearance of great solar disturbances has been
quite as marked as that of tornadoes and other
destructive storms. We have noted this coinci
dence on several occasions. The latest case pre
vious to the English earthquake was that felt at
St. Johns, Newfouland. Daring our observation
of the great sun storm just appearing on Monday,
a long, bright line was noted nearly connecting
two storm centers. This line swayed rapidly
like a mighty serpent over avast area. The
sweep of the wavering line of fierce white light
was over so great a space that nothing but
electric force could have produced it.
Mr. Coy, chairman of the House Navy com
mittee, in a speech in Congress drew the follow
ing picture of the idlers of the navy at the capi
tal: Look at the number of these naval officers
around Washington city. In the year 1868, of
the line there were 20, staff officers, 42, a total of
62. Iv the year 1870 there were, line officers, 57;
staff officers 46; a total of 103. In 1872 there
were 47 line officers and 45 staff officers, a total
of 92. In 1875 there were 47 line officers and 44
staff officers, a total of 91. In 1822 there were 91
line officers and 53 staff officers, a total of 144.
Last year, 1883, we had 113 line officers and 56
staff officers, making a total of 169 as tho num
ber of officers on duty in Wellington city.
In his book called "The Relations of Animal
Diseases to the Public Health," Dr. Frank 8.
Billings urges that it is only prejudice that pre
vents the use of horse meat. It is more whole
some and nutritious than the flesh of the ox,
sheep or pig. If physicians would prescribe raw
meat, the flesh of the horse should be taken in
preference to any other. Horse flesh is more
digestible than that of other animals, and the
horse is not liable to those venomous affections
which produce the germs of the different kinds of
tape-worms of which the human body is the
receptacle. The use of horse meat is increasing
A New York pastor remarks that church choir
singer* should be persons in sympathy with, the
service not acting, professing Christians, at
least capable of religious feeling. Some hymns
are prayers, and it is mockery and blasphemy for
a man or woman to stand up before a congrega
tion on Sunday and sing those hymns whose
daily life during the week is a shame and dis
grace. The best form of choir is a good quar
tette,' backed by a full chorus choir, and with
the congregation to join in all hymns.
Admiral Hekp.t Knot Thatcher left property
worth §30,000 more than he had estimated, so
there is now a surplus, for the distribution of
which there is no provision. It is proposed that
a part of the residue be used to build a monument
at the grave of his grandfather. General Knox,
the Revolutionary worthy. That friend of Wash
ington was buried at Thomaston, Maine, and
now his grave is overgrown and neglected.
A movement is on foot to secure the adoption
of the English language as the official language ii:
Harvard university, and its use in programmes,
catalogues, etc. The idea is a good one, and the
movement should spread to other universities
and colleges, and beyond them. Good English
is always preferable to bad Latin, Greek or
The American Forestry congress will hold its
annual meeting in Washington, beginning on May
7. It is suggested that its members endeavor to
persuade congressmen to assist in securing the
appointment of a National forestry day.. Some
people doubt that such a holiday would ever be
Georoe Augustus Sai.a gets 810,000 a year
from the London Illustrated Sews for writing a
page a week and occasional dramatic criticisms.
He gets another $10,000 from the Daily Telegraph
for an editorial of a column long now and then.
Cases of scurvy in British hospitals are con-
antly diminishing under the use of lime juice
•10 less than ninety thousand gallons of whin
have been receiver at Liverpool since the begin
iiing of 1884.
The Philadelphia Tim/* discovers that at thei
state convention last week the Ohio Republican!
were so forgetful as to omit the riot and outrage
plank on which Mr. Sherman was to stand.
A Texas paper puts it that Bob Lincoln is the
■infant terrible of the Republican party. Thin!
if the old war-horses making way for a boy.
The Florida and Kentucky Delega
tions Fixed for Him.
Lincoln-, Neb., May 2.— following
delegates to the Republican convention. J.
M. Thurston, M. S. Harwood, Peter Jaueson
and Geo. H. Brooks. The delegates arc uu
instructed. Resolutions ; endorsing Presi
lent Arthur's administration were adopted.
Florida for Arthur.
Jacksonville, Fla., May —The Repub
lican convention at St. Augustine has har
monized the differences between the factions.
Ledwith's name was dropped from the dele
gates at large, and Joseph E. Lee, colored,
substituted. The color line was sharply
drawn in the convention. All the delegates
it large are for Arthur.
Georgia Whig Revival,
Atlanta, Ga. May 2.—ln the Whig Re
publican convention this forenoon, the mat
ter of sending delegates to Chicago was re
ferred to the executive committee with power.
The matter of calling a state convention to
nominate state officers and presidential
electors was left to the executive committee.
If the convention is not called, the commit
tee will put out a ticket. The convention
endorsed Gen. Longstreet for . governor.
Adjourned. It is not known if Longstreet
Kentucky Mostly for Arthur.
Louisville, May 2.—The Republican state
convention has elected Walter Evans, W. O.
Bradley, C. C. Culbertsoa and J. W Lewis,
delegates at large, all for Arthur. The dis
trict delegates stand, for Bla'ne 5, Arthur
17. The B'aine men will bolt the state con
vention and elect two delegates at large, ex
pecting to be recognized by the national
Helena, Mont.. May 2.—The territorial
convention is in session at Bozeman. The
Blame and Edmunds men combined to put
an Edmunds man in the chair. There are
twenty-three Arthur men and thirty-three
scattering. The indications are that Blame
and Edmunds will get one delegate each.
. Raleigh, N. C, May 2. —A resolution of
fered instructing the delegates to vote for
Gen. Grant was tabled. Doekcry, delegate
at-!argc, is for Blame. The district delegates
are not solid for Arthur. ,
To the Editor of the Globe: ". V-1 "I
Look at those wooden blocks on Third
street. Two-thirds of them are as sound as
the day they were laid down. Look at those
which have been split, they are good for ten
years yet If the middle of the street was
relaid = with new blocks, that Third street
pavement would be good, very good, for five
or six years. And yet. we are to be taxed
60,000 to tear up a cood pavement to put
down a new one.
It would be better to pay those contractors
their profit and cancel their contracts, and
stop (such vandalism at once.
' Then look at Seventh street. The streetcar
company is not relaying those blocks as well
as they were.
That was a splendid job; the coal tar was
applied so well that the spaces between the
blocks were well filled, and it was solid, now
they are torn up and not half so well laid. It
Is the duty of the city, to compel that com
pany to make that pavement as good as they
find it or pay damages. Yet no one inter
feres. Where is Murray? Where is the
mayor? Are they attending to their busi
ness, . " Tax i'AVKii.
Mass Meeting at Market Hall Last
Evening, Speeches by Father
Stanley and Others.
A Ticket for Aldermen Proposed and Accept
ed by the Meeting-Committee
People were slow last night in getting to
the Market hall in attendance upon the high
license mass meeting, and it "was not till
after 8 o'clock, the hour set for the meeting,
that it was called to order. The attendance,
though not equal to that of the first meeting,
was sufficient to nearly fill the seats.
ON THE PLATFORM.
Most of the members of the committee of
thirty appoiuted at the first meeting, were
upon the platform. Among those thus located
were noticed Gen. Becker, Col. Bend, Mayor
O'Brien, Win. L. Kelly, Ansel Oppenheim,
Thomas Cochrau, Jr., Arnold Kalman, Mr.
Farwell, Rev. Mr. Marshall, John Summers,
Edward Corning, A. 11. Wilder, Maurice
Auerbaeh and D. R. Noyes.
CALLING THE MEISTJXU TO ORDER.
The meeting was called to order by Hon.
(ieo. L. Becker, who stated that in conse
quence of the position he occupied as chair
man of the committee the duty of calling
the meeting to order devolves upon him.
He counseled all to exercise self control,
and referred to the fact that it was exceed
ing!}' difficult for people to lay aside their
political likes and dislikes, and sink their
prejudices so as to act together on such an oc
casion as the present. At the first mass
meeting held it was determined that the
committee of thirty should select candidates
for alderman in the various precincts of the
city where alderman are to be elected. In
performing their duty the committee had
encountered a great deal of difficulty. The
committee had found that men were unwill
ing to take upon themselves the burden and
the trouble of struggling to be elected and
subject themselves to all the accompanying
annoyances, incident to a contest of this
nature. The committee had, however, se
lected the names of certain parties as candi
dates, and would report the same through
REPORT OP THE COMMITTEE.
Col. Bend then read the following report,
which on motion was unanimously accepted:
The committee of thirty appointed at the
meeting held on the Tth ult., respectfully re
port that they have given careful attention
to the duties assigned them by the resolution
under which they acted.
The committee deemed it advisable to wait
until the city conventions of the political
parties had been held, in the hope that one
or both of them would place in nomination
men whose views on the license question
were in accord with those of the law and
order inhabitants of the city, but this hope
has not been realized. Some of the candi
dates refuse to define their views on the sub
jeet, and the remainder are out-spoken ad
vocates of low license and its attendant
Under these circumstances the committee
have nominated the following gentlemen to
fill the aldermanic positions shortly to be
come vacant, and they recommend them to
the voters of this city as eminently worthy of
First Ward, First Precinct—Hon. Ed
Second Ward, First Precinct—J. J. Ken
Fourth Ward, First Precinct— C. J. Thomp
Fourth Ward, Third Precinct—J. N. Mc-
Filth Ward, First Precinct—Charles S.
BEY. FATIIER SHANLEY.
Rev. Father Shanley was introduced by
lien. Becker, and he proceeded to make an
eloquent address in behalf of temperance
and high license. In commencing, he said
that it was a generally received opinion that
the clergy should not enter into the discus
sion of politics. He believed there were
times so imminent, questions so burning,
that when the clergy and all good men did
not rise up in support of reform, they were
recreant to their duly. The present was
such a time, the absorbing question of the
day was that of high license.
There were in St. Paul to-day nearly 500
saloons pledged to undo the work accom
plished during the past few years bj the total
abstinence societies. These saloons were en
gaged in a fearful traffic; that of destroying
homes and wrecking the happiness of fami
lies. The question is, were the friends of
temperance to fold their hands and let the
work of the bummers and the great un
washed go on, or were they to baud together
and work for their rights? [Applause.]
Some said that as the liquor traffic was a
licensed business, it should not be hampered
or restricted; the very fact of its being
licensed showed that it was subject to leual
restraint; the liquor business stood in the
same relation as the man who deals in poison
ous drugs, the only d fference was that arsenic
was not quite as deadly as bad whisky.
The good citizens of St. Paul owed a debt
to their homes and families, and this was an
occasion when private interest must be made
subservient to public good. Recent events
in St. Paul demonstrated the power
of the whiskey interests. The speaker al
luded to the primaries, and said if the papers
could be believed upon the candidates put
forward, they were nominated by the very
scum of the city. American citizens claimed
to be freemen, but so long as whiskey ruled
all citizens .vere the slaves of a mob and a
rabble; and as long as this continued the in
terests of the city could never be advanced.
The whiskey men cared not a snap of the
finger for St. Paul, as long as they put
money in their pockets.
What the city wanted, was, men in the
council who had the courage to see that the
laws were executed and in conclusion the
speaker called on all present to go to the
polls next Tuesda}" and assert in the rights
and thus defeat the rum sellers.
REV. MR. MARSHALL.
Rev. W. K. Marshall next addressed the
meeting. He referred to the mo
nopoly interest, as regards the
whisky traffic in the large cities.
The speaker was in favor of any movement
that would curtail or limit the liquor traffic.
If the speaker had it his way he would stamp
out every saloon in the country. [Applause]
Tiie saloons tilled the jails, the alms houses,
the hospitals and this is why they should
be stamped out.
Thomas Cochran, Jr., urged a union of
citizens generally to secure the great reform
needed. He thought even 1 citizen should
give next Tuesday to the cause and go to the
polls and stay there until they closed.
Gen. Becker announced that the com
mitteee of thirty would call on the business
men, and requested them to close their
places of business on election.day.
Mr. J. H. Drake moved that the committee
of thirty be continued and that they be em
powered to add to the number if advisable.
Hon. C. D. O'Brien was called upon. He
said that he had come to be instructed and
not to instruct; ho rearetted that the muni
cipal government of St. Paul had been such
as to call for the denunciations heard to
night and he wouki only say that at the con
clusion of his terra of office he would retire
with the consciousness of having done his
Gen. Brcker announced a meeting of the
committee of thirty to-night, when the meet
The Committee on Streets.
The council committee on streets was ful
ly attended last evening, Mr. Johnson presid
ing. The first business in order was the
reading of a petition from sixty-four heavy
property owners od Jackson street represent
ing 61,000 feet frontage on a proposed im
provement for a change of grade on that
street from the new bridge across the railway
to Pearl street down to three feet to the
hundred. The petition was referred to the
board of public works for survey and pre
liminary report giving cost cf the grade and
providing that it shall not be more than
three and one-half feet to the hundred.
The petition of Defeil & Hardy, to put in
hay scales in front of lot X 3, block 63, Dayton
& Irvine's addition, on Oak street, was re
ceived and permission granted.
A favorable report was made relative to
opening St. Paul street through block 6, of
Kittson's addition, into Olive street.
It was voted that the board of public works
expend the unexpended balance of one year's
earnings of the bridge in grading Cherokee
The matter of the petition of citizens to
open a boulevard onUniveraity avenue for ex
orcise of fast horses,the grading, fencing, etc.
of which is to be at the" expense of private
parties, was considered favorably and re
ferred to the city engineer and attorney and
Chairman Johnson for a report as to width,
grade, ordinance, etc.
There was a big delega
tion from the hill on the line of
the proposed new grade of four to the 100
feet, on Minnehaha street from Seventh to
Bradley streets, who for a time made more
racket with opposing tongues than a Republi
can state convention. The matter was finally
disposed of by recommending the grade as
reported by the board of public works.
ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
The chamber of deputies in France will be
asked to vote forty million of francs to de
fray the expenses of the Tonquin expedition.
The empress of Austria is visiting Amster
dam incognito to consult eminent physicians
in regard to her nervous disorders.
From evidence it is ascertained that
the flour sent to the Egyptian trans
port survivors was adulterated with
plaster of paris, the hay was rotten and
two-thirds of the mules were useless.
The Baptist union, England, have urged
the government not to ratify the Anglo-Por
tuguese treaty and to oppose the exclusive
control of the navigation of the Congo by
any one nation.
The Spanish election resulted in the
choice of 334 conservatives, 42 liberals, 35 of
the left, 3 iadicaisand3 Cuban autonomists.
Gibraltar customs official has been ar
rested within the Spanish lines, and im
prisoned. Revolutionary documents and
blank form of appointment, signed by Zo
rilla were found on his person.
Nitro-glycerine has been conveyed from
America to England in American spirit
flasks, thus hoodwinking the custom auth
At the Hamilton library sale, London,
Bocae's history of Scotland, containing an
autograph of James V., dated 1536, realized
$4,000, aud a prayer book containing the
autfcograph of Charles 1., $075.
At the New Market tie two-year-old stakes
was won by Lefevre's Radiance by three
lengths, Keene's colt Creedmore, out of
Rustic Queen, second, and Bedford's colt
France offers to recognize the Internation
al African association, on condition that she
gets the first chance to buy out their rights
should they at any time wish to sell.
An imperial decree appoints Shut Sing
Chen minister to France from China, in the
place of Tseng. Li Fong Pao, minister to
Germany, only acts temporarily at Paris.
The Journal memoirs of the Fatherland,
published in St. Petersburg, has been sup
pressed, as it is promulgating socialism.
□ Gertrude Ash, the accomplice of Jesse
Williams, the negro who committed the rob
bry and assault on Miss Maggie Harvey, at
Sloan's flat, New York, has been found guilty
and sentenced to eighteen and one-half years
in the penitentiary.
The grand jury in New York city are after
those who are ill-treating their horses, and
the street ear companies are to be proceeded
At Havana the Republican papej, M Pal
cngue, is seized and the director sentenced for
a previous offense to six months' imprison
ment, to be deprived of the right to vote, and
pay the costs of the trial.
The Berlin, Ohio, flour mill burned Wed
nesday. Loss 535,000. Insured for $0,000.
The cattle disease bill has passed the
committee stage of the house of commons.
Large quantities of nitroglycirine has
lately been brought into England and it is of
a very superior quality.
Mat Black, shot and killed by Richard
Butts, near Franklin, Ky., yesterday. Biack
accused Butts of stealing money from him.
Two laborers were killed and femr seriousry
injured by the fall of part of the roof of the
old theater, Broadway and Fourth streets,
William sburg, N. Y.
The money panic in Mexico is over. The
Monte de Picdad had its money locked in
securities, on which it could nut realize im
mediately. It will resume payment and
business at once.
At Philadelphia, Emma Bickcl for the mur
der of Win. Moscow, yesterday morning was
acquitted on the ground of insanity.
It is asserted there is no sign of a revolu
tion in Mexico.
The assignees of N. W. Taylor, and also of
the paper company, of which he was presi
dent at Cleveland, have reported that all the
accounts are settled dollar for dollar.
At Boston, A. B'aney, chairman of the
Natiek selectman, and a legislators held in
$2,000 for trial for ballot stuffing.
Enoch Brown (colored), was exeuted at
Halifax Court llousa. North Carolina, yes
terday morning, for wife murder.
At. Toronto, the county crown attorney
had received a telegram from Cincinnati,that
Detective Hazen would arrive last night to
take Harry Lee, the jjforger to that city, the
necessary papers for the extradition being in
the hands of the governor general.
At Williamsport, Pa., Luppert's saw mill
burned. Loss 820,000. The rolling mill of
the nail works is also burning.
At Baltimore oyster aud fruit packing
house Farren & Co. was damaged $35,000 by
Francis L?wis, a government employee,
Toronto, is held in $5,000, on a charge of
forgery of goverment bonds.
Admiral Hewitt has sent back 200 Bashi
Bazouks, as the king of Abysinnia refused to
allow them to cross the border.
The sanitary cordon is established around
Bedra, in the province of Bagdad, where the
eubonic plague is raging.
The programme at the Pittsburg and Ex
position Driving parks, from July 15 to 25,
has baeu arrauged. The purses aggregate
Nelson, Perrin & Co., grain dealers, sus
pended by the chamber of commerce at Cin
cinnati a short time ago, have been restored
to membership, to take effect to-morrow.
The Afrieau M. E. church conference of
the United States, meet in Baltimore on
Four hundred Italian laborers on the
Schuylkill Valley Railroad, who struck for
an Increase of rfvages, returned to work at
SI. 15 a day.
Word was received at Charleston, W. Ta.,
yesterday to the effect, that Jacob Dobson,
one of the Hill boys gang, who shot .ex-Sher
iff Adkints, of Boone county, last week, was
lynched at GrifflthsvlUe, Logan county, on
Mibar Pasha, the Egyptian prime minister,
is becoming hostile to British influence, and
welcomes intrigues against the English.
Then- are hints of some foreign power giv
ing him support.
At Khartoum, on April 21, everything is
reported safe. Trade will be carried on with
Mahdi's men, in case Khartoum is taken.
The Greek merchants are already in corres
pondence with Mahdi with a view to establish
New Pool Contract Signed.
New Youk, May 2.—A new pool contract
of the St. Louis lines was signed by the rep
resentatives of all the roads at Commis
missioner Fink's office to-day. The new con
tract provides for the distribution of east
bound business at fixed per centages and the
regular settlement of balances. The per
centages and terms of settlement were not
yet agreed upon, and these matters will be
taken up at a future meeting. The Peoria
and Indianapolis contracts were also discuss
ed and will probably be signed to-morrow by
all the roads interested, as there is no objec
tion to the general features of the contract,
and only one or two minor points yet re
main to be discussed and settled.
Mine Horror Reported.
Pittsburg, May 2.—lt.i 6 rumored to-night
that an explosion of fire damp had occurred
this afternoon at the Allegheny Valley coal
mines nine miles from Parker, Pa., and a
number of miners killed. Owingto the late
hour nothing can be learned; as.tae telegraph
office there is closed.
Some Interesting Interviews by the
Expression of an Unfavorable Opinion of
Kelly for Tilden in the Hope of Getting
tickings of Hendricks.
[Special Telecram to the Globe. |
Cincinnati, May 2.—Gath sends the P
lowing to the Enquirer from New York: Oil.
about live weeks interpose before the Reptf
Hcan National convention at Chicago. Tl.
changes taking place are so important as I.
alter the prognostications, and to strengths
the chances of the Democrats for recovering
power after their long exile. I met one of
Mr. Koine's strong monied friends yester
day, who came to congress a very youiur
man and found that Elaine treated him well,
and 6O he became a Blame follower and bu
since been in various business enterprises
with Mr. Blame. He has shown that fidelity to
Blame's interests which, in spite of some little
siipperiness in Blame himself animates some
of his followers. Blaiue has been kind to a
great many persons during bis political
career, and a large percentage of these p< o
ple adhere strictly to bis fortunes. It is
these that the Republican organization now
has to fear if some such unprincipled coalition
as I have named is to ensue and other dark
horses be presented to a disgusted party to
be put into the presidency by their votes and
then to disappoint them.
Mr. Blame's friend said to me as I enter
ed his office: "You have been to the state
convention. I want you to tell me what you
Said I, "It looks pretty clear to me Blame's
friends' are again to be disappointed, and that
the candidate will be somebody only half ex
pected md not much wanted."
"Well," said Mr. Biaine's friend. "If
there is a dark horse put up this time I shall
have nothing to do with the campaign. I
regarded Hayes as a dark horse and as a
fraud, Gariield was a dark horse, too, and
the votes which supported him were of
no value because Arthur got his term, who
was a still darker horse, and now if we are
going to be cheated out of our choice by a
union of the old boss element and the de
structionists and dudes let them elect tha
men they nominate."
Said I, "Do you consider that Blame will
run well if he should now get the nomina
"Yes, he is the only man we have much
probability of electing. It is a mistake to
suppose the Democratic party has not a first
class opportunity. The nomination of
Arthur will lead to our defeat in New
York state by at least 50,000
votes. Blame is the only man who can do
anything in the state of New York. It New
York is lost then the candidate who is put
forward must be able to earn- the states of
Oregon, California, Nevada and West Va
"Do you think Tilden is the only Demo
crat who could carry the state of New York'"
"In the event of a nomination at Chicago
which represents nothing that is popular,"
said my friend, "any prominent Democrat
here can carry New York. It can be done by
Flower or by Cleveland. You must remem-
Ihat Cleveland received an enormous Repub
lican vote and he has made a first-rate gov
"I met Jimmy O'Brien a few minutes af
ter the above conversation and asked him
about the Democratic prospects. O'Brien
you will remember is the former sheriff of
New York, who was exposed aud has since
been a member of congress."
"Who do yon think is the strongest can
didate the Republicans can put up?"
"Jim Blame," said O'Brien. "The Re
publicans have got to put up a man who can
capture their party, which is now going to
pieces from the cranks nnd factions in it.
Such fellows as this Roosevelt would break up
any party. They don't know what tiny
want, but expect to take the Republican party
and people in it, and they don't much care
whether it is killed or not. Blame would
get as many votes in my judgment as any
Republican in the United States. He has
held a great many positions, and in all
of them has been popular. I would not be
surprised if he would get a great many Irish
votes in New York state."
"Who does Kelly want for president:"'
"Kelly wants Hendricks to be on the tick
et with Tilden, expecting that Tilden will be
incapable of administering the office and that
Heudricks will then get in and give him
plenty of pickings. This partiality of Kelly
for Hendricks will be fatal to the ticket in
New York. The anti-Tammany elements
here know that Hendricks has been from the
very start a Kelly man. Last sum me r
at Saratoga he was dining with
Kelly and Ed. Gale and
that old class of Kelly's tools. From what I
heard, Tilden paid but little respect to Hen
dricks when he came to see him. I was told
by a member of the national committee that
Tilden had intimated that he did not
want Hendrieks solid on the ticket with him
but preferred McDonald. You know Hen
dricks set up for himself after Tild n lost t ■(•
presidency and thought he was going t<_> gi t
the nomination in ISBO. The old man ha&
been sitting down on him."
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
A bold attempt was made at robbery last night
at J. A. Hutchison's jewelry store, >'o. 11l
South Washington avenue. Fisher, the clerk %
happened to lie in the room just in the rear of
the salesroom, when a medium-sized man with
rod hair entered the store and stepped deliberate
ly to the safe, in whicU had been placed a lar^e
sum of money besides the jewels, watches, etc.,
and opened the door, which had not yet been
locked. Fisher heard the click as the door open
ed and at once put in an appearance, when
the uninvited guest started for the
door Fisher said: "Haven't you made amis
take!" and the response was in a disinterested
manner: "I don't think 1 have.' At the door,
fortunately, stood Officer Paul Morrisa, to whom
Fifeher communicated the facts and the duffer
v.ns taken to the lockup. He kicked and pulled
vigorously and the aid of a citizen was called
into requisition. The prisoner is undoubtedly
an experienced crook and manifested little con
cern on being placed behind the bars, lie wa»
searched, but only a small amount of change was
found on his person.
Buffalo. May "2. —The first serious out"
break between the Italians and union laborer
occurred to-night. About 1 o'clock a large!
number of Italians, loading boats on thq
docks were returning home when bricks and
other missels were thrown at them. Th«
Italians hastened to a large tenement occuv
pied almost, entirely by them and FreneU
poor. A large crowd, mainly street gamons,
gathered around, yelling vigorously. The
Italians appeared at the windows and besran
a general and indiscriminate firing into the
crowd, which rapidly dispersed. No ooe was
killed, but several were reported struck with
bullets. The police arrested ten Italians, aud
also several in the crowd. Quiet was re
stored in a short time.
Topeka, Kas., May 2.—James Hagerman,
formerly of Keokuk, la., has been appointed
general attorney for the Atchison, Topeka &
Sante Fe Railway company, and to-day he
entered upon the discharge of his duties.
His headquarters will be in this city. Mr.
Hagerman was formerly law partner of Judge
(ieo. W. McCrary, who is general counsel of
the company. A. A. Hunt, of this city, re
tains the position of solicitor of the company
An Editor Shoots Himself.
Greexvile, Texas, May 2. —Last night
Henry Harris, son of W. Harris, editor ol
the Banner, a weekly newspaper published
here, committed suicide by shooting himseli
in the right temple. Harris senior recently
purchased the paper, and young Harris had
only been in Greenville a week. He wai
employed as a compositor.
Zorilla, the Spanish agitator, has been
ordered to leave France, and has complied.