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•UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 30.10 58 N Cloudy
La Crosse 80.05 58 NE Cloudy
.tsar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
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(St. Vincent 80.07 58 S Clear
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Ft. Buford 30.01 64 SE Clear
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Huron, D. T 30.10 50 NE Clear
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Amount rainfall. 0; DMaxlmum thermometer
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Observed height 7 feet, 3 inches.
Fall in twenty-four hours, 3 inchrs.
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in temperature in the northern portion, nearly
stationary in the southern portion. Missouri
valley: Fair weather, winds shifting to south,
Blight rise in temperature.
All eyes arc on Chicago.
And now Fletcher and Washburn have
fallen out. It looks as though the Republi
can machine was going to pieces.
The full list of delegates to the Chicago
convention which convenes to-morrow is
printed on the third page this morning.
The Globe Chicago specials this morning
are mighty interesting reading, and give the
true inwardness of the situation with graphic
Is the make up of the "Pen Pictures"
which appeared on the ninth page Sunday
morning seveveral pharagraphs were so mis
placed as to be confusing, and the matter is
republished to-day in its proper consecutive
form. ■;..- ■':<'?:
Me. Fletcher is quite right when he ac
cuses Bill Washburn of being ungrateful.
Mr. Fletcher sent him to Congress. When
Dr. Stewart had held the office' but one term
Mr. Fletcher was the man who defeated his
nomination and secured it for "Washburn.
He did it at the urgent solicitation of Wash
burn and by his position as chairman of the
district committee, could have made or un
made Washburn. lie made him and the
thanks he gets is a kick in the hoar of his
political adversity. But Fletcher deserves to
be punished for having boosted such a fellow
as Bill Washburn into public life.
That la-da-da young man Howard Carroll,
is in Chicago supplementing . Chandler and
General Sharpe in the strife for Arthur. A
remark of this remarkable stalwart politician
shows his low estimate of men. Whenjamong
the Arthur men it was proposed to do some
thing to bind'southern delegates to Arthur,
he is quoted as saying: "What's the use of
buying these fellows now? . When they get to
Chicago they i^jll only have to be bought over
again. . It's always the last buyer who gets
the vote." Young man Howard is a fair sam
ple and a refreshing one of the Arthur
strikers. What men needed, in addition to
these sent to Chicago, Wearing Arthur's of
fice-holders, collar are to be bought. A few
days, and it will be seen how the game
works. • 'v" -"-
STRTTGGZIXO FOR THE PRIZE.
Intelligence from Chicago up to a late
hour last night indicates that nothing has
been settled, and the delegates and mana
gers are still in the dark, as much as the
general public, as to who will get a win
ning number in the week's drawing. There
is no reason to change the statement hither
to made by the Globe that the two great com
petitors, Arthur and Blame are in advance
of all others in the race, and that the result
will be a dead-heat between these favorites.
One thing, however, seems to be
perceptible, and ; that is, that Arthur
Is gaining on Blame. The latter commenced
running too early. He was far a head at
'■he half mile post, neck and neck, at the
,hree quarter, with no chance of winning as
the '-'■ matter now seems \ to the spectators.
It is to be conceded ■ that Blame has done
his beet, while there is some reserve strength
yet in Arthur, but while there seems no
doubt that Blame is losing and Arthur gain
ing among the delegates, there is no reason
to conclude from present appearances, that
Arthur will secure the prize. He apparently
has enough votes to defeat his opponent, but
not enough to secure his o*ll nomination.
The fact is, Blame is repeating his blun
ders of 1876 and '80. He has in all these
cases been too "premature." lie has start
ed his avalanche too soon. In '70 —80 it
seemed as if his nomination were a fore
gone conclusion. There was a tremendous
hurrah for him and his movement carried
everything before it and appeared irresisti
ble. But in both cases, at the very moment
when it was about to strike the convention,
it collapsed and disappeared like a spent cy
clone. The same thing seems to be. happen
ing now in Chicago. The roar of the Blame
boom has been heard in the distance. It
has bowled a)*>ng, flattening the forests and
leveling the hills, and now it is losing its
momentum and its clamor, and in forty
eight hours it may present the helpless ap
pearance of an exploded baloon.
Asa result, dark horses are much in men's
minds. lln the language of the race track the
'•field", is getting many supporters. On ac
count of the seeming deadlock between the
leaders there is getting to be somewhat of a
panicky feeling among their respective sup
porters, a condition which is liable to have a
financial quality. Delegates are beginning
to comprehend that they have a monied
value., They understand that a few men
can turn the scale, and that their services are
worth sums beyond computation. There is
a possibility that in addition to the usual
dickering, money may enter the competi
tion and play no inconsiderable part.
THEY DO SOT REI'ItESEXT THE
A foreigner watching the political cam
paign in progress would get a queer idea of
candidates, and their partisans. "When the
opposition parties have their candidates be
fore the public it would be nothing extraord
inary if there were many changes and coun
ter-changes as to the quality of men selected
as leaders. This is what occurs everywhere
when the selection of an official
depends on the public voice. In
England, France, and in Germany, popular
elections always develop more or less hostil
ity in whose exercise the criticism of the can
didates is unsparing. But it is to be noticed
that, in the cases of these couu tries, the de
nunciation of an opponent always has ref
erence to his political or social record, or h 9
moral and intellectual fitness for the place
to which he aspires. He is not maligned in
any vital respect. He is not charged with
corrupt motives in his actions, but with an
error in judgment. His motives are not
Here, the attitude of the parties towards
an opponent is quite" different. if aught in
his past can be challenged, it is not permit
ted to be regarded as an honest error, but is
classed us a crime. No mercy is shown the
candidate whose acts afford the slightest op
portunity for criticism, and in every such
case the' act condemned is referred to a cor
rupt motive. This is bad, and is so conspic
uously unfair and indecent that it has drawn
upon thi3 country the condemnation of fair
minded people of other nations.
While this system of political campaigning
is without excuse when employed by the par
ties in their treatment of each other, what
can be said of it when it is used by a single
party in the selection of its own candidates
and the management of its own affairs?
The country has been within the last two
months an internecine tight raging in the
ranks jf the Republicans, or rather among
the managers— it is but charitable to be
lieve that the masses of the party have too
great a sense of decency to either sympathize
with, or participate in this indecent squab
ble. Several gentlemen have had their
names presented as candicates for office, and
they have at once been attacked by a
portion of the organs of their own party with
a* virulence hitherto known only in the con
tests of party. Blame is charged by Repub
licans as having prostituted his official po
sition for the sake of gain; Arthur is con
stantly charged as being the product of as
sassination, and with incompetence and dis
honesty. Logan is asserted to be an ignor
amus, a man who has to 'have his speeches
written for him, unable to speak the English
language correctly, and with having attempt
ed to steal the lands of a tribe of Indians.
Edmunds is charged with using his position
as senator to act as an attorney before the
supreme court, and with being intemperate
in his habits, while pretending at home to be
a prohibitionist and total abstinent.
These are the charges which the Republi
can newspapers are making against each
other's favorites. Nothing, they are saying,
can be less malignant than what would be
said by their enemies in the heat of a party
contest. They are furnishing ammunition
for the use of their opponents when the real
There is one thing to be noticed in this
connection, and that is that all this denun
ciation and abuse is not inspired by the peo
ple, nor does it interest them. The masses
nowhere seem interested in this family fight.
It is the Republican newspapers that are do
ing all the fighting, and throw
ing all" the mud. The indecency of the
contest cannot be charged on the party; they
take no part in the pawing of the earth, the
bellowing of these cattle that are disturbing
the public. The politics of the country are
not so bad as they seem to be. The Chicago
Tribunes, which are abusing Arthur as if he
were a life-long criminal, and the others
which are assailing Blame as if he were a
scoundrel without a redeeming trait, do not
represent the people. „
The African Methodist conference has taken
a long step ahead upon the question of camp
meetings. ... During the discussion plain talk was
indulged regarding the system. One of the
speakers said "it was difficult to control people
when surrounded by the restraints of regular
life, bnt it was impossible when they were
turned loose in the woods. The people who
were converted in these meetings were not often
seen in the churches afterwards." The confer
ence voted down a resolution to recommend camp
meetings, and the course pursued is an enter
ing wedge: toward their at andonment. This
annual church festival has hitherto been very
dear to the colored people, and their willingness
to abandon it is evidence of their grasp upon a
A lottery company sued a Pennsylvania
paper for its denunciation of . the lottery busi
ness generally and the methods of the plaintiff
in particular. The claim set up was that a
Louisiana court had decided the lottery business
legal. Judge McKenna, of Philadelphia, de
cided that in Pennsylvania the business was en
titled to no protection whatever. "It is not
only unlawful," said the just Judge, "but it is
worse. It is an infamous crime. A man is not
amenable to the laws of Pennsylvania for char
acterizing this busiuess as robbery." So the
lottery men went out of court. It would be a
wholesome thing if the Pennsylvania law pre
vailed everywhere. . t '
The recent order issued in Berlin restricting
piano playing to certain hours of the day so that
the "eternal drumming on the keys" may not be
a perpetual annoyance to the public or the neigh
borhood, calls to mind the activity of Mr. Bass,
great English ale brewer who procured the pas
sage of a law, enabling householders to order
organ-grinders out of hearing. In London these
mendicant musicans are suppressed •by law, in
Paris they are practically out-lawed, bnt in this
land of the free they find their paradise, and
here we have them with us always. When will
some good American Samaritan rise up and
relieve the people of the organ-grinders and
piano pounders. • • . ■
Upon the Canadian Arbor Day . 150,000 trees
■were planted in the province of Quebec. That
region as : well as some i sections of the United
States has become denuded of timber, and that
deficiency may be in a great measure repaired if
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 2 .1884.
the interested people will duly make tree plant
ing as regular as the sowing and planting of the
crops. The author of the poem '•Woodman
Spare That Tree," eeems to have had a luminous
vision of the future, but it is not impossible to
maintain a tree and timber supply of great value
aud adequate lor all demands.
After much research Mrs, Mary Hungerford
says she has ascertained that the popular phrase
"I don't care ad—m" borders on the classic,that
is to say it was coined and freely used by the
Duke of Wellington, not profanely by that emi
nent warrior, but referring to a small coin once
used in India, called a "dam." Of course ele
gant people will not adopt it, notwithstanding its
illustrions origin, and those who do may not be
charged with profanity as heretofore, as it turns
out to be slaugmcrely.
To know how to cook is a great art, and is so
considered, it appears, in New York where the
chief cook of Delmonico's uptown restaurant is
paid the salary of $500 a month, the Union club
and the Hotel Brunswick pay their chefs §3,000 a
year, the Fifth Avenue Hotel $3,500 a year, the
\\ iudsor and Delmonico's down-town restaurants
pay their head cooks §3,000 a year. The men
who command these salaries are mostly French
men, and it may be presumed they earn their
Miss Blanche Nevin of Lancaster, Pa., has in
readiness to be be placed in the Statuary Hall of
the Capitol at Washington, a statute of Dr. Muhl
enberg, the author of the beautiful stanzas, "I
would not live alwßy," and the first Speaker of
the House of Representatives. Miss Nevin's
spirited design represents him at the moment*
wlun in tlu- pnlpit, he threw aside his clerical
vestments and disclosed the uniform of a soldier
of the Continental army.
A light-fingeiied thief has been sentenced to
seven and a half years in the penitentiary by a
New York court for snatching a purse from a
lady's hand, as he met her in Fifty-fifth street.
Of course it served the rascal right, but it is
queer that ladies will carry money so carelessly.
It is a costly fashion in several ways, besides it
is a temptation to rogues that may easily be
avoided. Pockets for money ought not to be out
The inscription upon the monument erected
over the grave of John Brown, gillie, reveals the
fait that it was placed "in affectionate aud grate
ful remembrance of a devoted and faithful per
sonal attendant and beloved friend of Queen Vic
toria." In addition to this tribute of the Queen
a life-sized bronze statue of John Brown is to be
placed in the hall at Balmoral castle. The affec
tionate heart of the Queen is shown in these tes
A society paper says the following with an
apparent understanding of the manly side of hu
man nature: "The sweetest thing to man—flat
tery ; the dearest thing—his ivife; the most
troublous things—his corns; the best friend—
his mother; the most faithful—his dog; the
truest his God; the meanest —his uncle by mar
riage; the most comforting thing—his pipe "
The Cincinnati girls are bright, clever and ap
preciative. One of the dear girls writes thus of
the great Winkleraann: "Oh, dear Kate, do go
and hear Winklemann; he is perfectly lovely,
and drank three bottles of beer to-day for his
dinner. Think of it! Oh, he is ever so nice."
Now, after that we must all hear Winklemann.
The wife of the British Post Master General,
Mrs. Fawcett, is a public speaker and an ardent
advocate of woman suffrage, and has accomplis
ed as much as any one individual to build up a
favorable public sentiment upon' that subject in
The name of El Mabdi is pronounced as if
spelled "Moody," aud a London newspaper wit
proposes that Mr. Gladstone's name be pro
nounced "Sankey." This is immensely funny
after you look at it with a spy-glass.
The Indiana University at Bloomington is ris
ing from its ashes, and on the 10th of June the
corner stone of its new building will be dedicated
with appropriate ceremonies. This institu
tion is of great value to the state.
One cattle ranch in Texas contains 25,000 more
acres than there are within the bonndaries of the
state of Rhode Island. In time the people of
this country will begin to gain some appreciation
of the size and resources of Texas.
A Seventh Street Saloonkeeper Ar
rested this Morning: for Attempt
About 1 o'clock this morning, as a young
man was passing along Seventh street, be
tween St. Peter and Franklin streets, he
beard screams coming from the saloon of
Ed. Clairne. He immediately notified Ser
geant Walsb, who, together with Policemen
Gibbons and Xugent, went to investigate the
matter. They went to the saloon, and on
demanding admittance were refused, but on
the threat of the officers to break the door in
it was opened. The police found the man
Clairne, and two girls by the name of Nellie
Oleson and Jessie Peterson in the sa
loon, and Nellie told the officers that
the man had been trying to rape her. She
said that Clairne met them on the street and
invited them into the saloon to drink some
wine. After they had drank the wine he had
made improper advances toward her, which
she repelled. After finding she would not
submit to his lecherous embraces, be took
hold of her with the intention of forcing her.
She fought him with all her strength, and in
the seutlle her underclothing was torn from
her and her body and limbs considerably
bruisd. The other girl helped her all she
could,and together they were able to frustrate
the designs of the infamous
wretch, but he was still trying to accom
plish his hellish deed when "the police put in
an appearance. The girls are both respecta
ble looking working girls, while the man, in
appearance, is a fit representative of the class
of individuals whose faces adorn the rogue's
He was arrested and lodged in the station
house and will have a hearing to-day. The
police say he is a hard character on "general
Loans, decrease 535 090 000
Specie, increase 473^600
Legal tenders, increase 2,102,400
Deposits, decrease 8,2u',00 0
Circulation, increase 515.0D0
Reserve, increase 4,G31]500
The banks are now 5i,977,625 below
Railroad President Resigns.
Chicago, May 31.—1t is reported here that
James Rooswelt, president of the Louisville,
New Albany & Chicago railroad, has resigned,
and that he will be succeeded by John B. Carson
late general manager of the" Hannibal & St'
Between Flower and Cleveland.
I Special Telegram 10 the Globe. 1
New York, June I.—-Yesterday's Sun Bays
editorially of the contest in New York state:
It is, after all, a pretty even fight between Flower
aud Cleveland, with the chances perhaps a little
in favor of Flower; yet the fact that such a fight
exists and rages impels us to regret all the more
the improbability that Mr. Tilden will be willing
to accept the nomination.
Charles O'Conar's Bequests.
Charles O"Conor"s will bequeaths to the
New York Law institute all the bound vol
umes in his library marked "my opinions"
and all those marked "my own cases "
$50,000 in money and two silver testimo
nials: to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Johnson, Miss
Gulielma Folger, Rose Brayton. Miss Isabella
Chaflin $10,000 each; to the last named his
house and lot in Nan tucket; to Anna Ross
?5,000. After a few minor bequests, he
divides the residue of his estate as follows:
Two-thirds to his sister Eliza Margaret Sloane
and the remaining third to Miss Julia Par
don Mullany, and appoints Charles W.
Sloane and Thomas O'Conor Sloane as exec
utors. In a codicil, his nephew Thomas
Sloane, Jr., is bequeathed all of his histori
cal, political and religious works; Millie R.
Lamberton is given all his law books in
charge of Mr. Whitehead, of New York; all
papers having relation to the Tennessee
bondholders' claims are given to C. Amory
Stevens. The papers concerning his doings
in the matter of Jefferson Davis, and those
concerning his relations with Mrs. Forrest's
affairs he commands to be carefully preserv
It is well that John T. Raymond should
succeed Thomas W. Keene on the boards of
the Opera house. The only part that Keene
plays with any absolute power in concep
tion and execution is Bertuccio in the lurid
play of the Fool's Revenge. His chief dis
tinction is, that he is the greatest facial con
tortionist on the stage, and it can be truly
asserted that he of all actors before the pub
lic can make tragedy twice tragic. So can
his support. It is idle berating the stupid
public for non-appreciation of the "legiti
mate" drama when personated by such a
setting of harlequins as Mr. Keene has eco
nomically selected as his combined foil.
The stupid public can't be very extenslvely
fooled for long, and it will not be caught
with the cry of "legitimate" when 'tis only
sound signifying nothing. It is not so very
long ago that the dear diva, Patti, was round
ly hissed in Paris because of her wretched
support, and her audience gave it plainly to
be understood that while it considered her
above reproach as an artiste, its patience
broke at her associate incapables.
So well has the public pulse been fete in
this matter that tirst-class histrionic and ope
ratic art has been impelled to secure the best
aids for a sufficing and symmetrical alliance
Without his rarely disciplined and capable
bevy of artists where would be the perfec
tion of professional achievement which
Henry Irving now enjoys?
But the average Crummies is slow to con
vince. You remember when Nicholas wanted
an "evener match," or two more of a size
in the combat. "Match!" said Mr. Crumm
ies, "size!" Why its the essence of the com
bat that there should bua foot or two between
them. How are you to tret up the sympa
thies of the audience in a legitimate manner
if there isn't a little man contending against
a big one?"—unless there's at least five to
one, and we haven't enough for that business
in our company.'
But we of this day are not so readily satis
fied. We want the fitness of things and per
sons, and we likewise insist that the
stage illusion shall be as per
fect as possible. Even John L.
Sullivan is forced to travel with his big Mao
ri to relieve his fistic exhibitions from ridi
cule—if he had a less sizeable and muscular
figure to stand up to. The traveling tragedi
an of the Keene calibre makes a sorry and a
laughable show of it, especially in the final
act of Richard 111, where the combatants are
so mismatched tbat the performance is a
broad farce. There has been nothing at the
opera house this winter so drearily disap
pointing in every way as the ensemble of the
Keene troupe. And yet it was the legitimate
as to its repertoire, but the public isn't a bit
blind as to its presentation, and no amount
of condolence for the "star" in print as to
lack of appreciation, public apathy to an ex
ceptional treat, etc., gets up a perceptible
glamour for bad performances, or at least
slip shod ones.
In reality perhaps Manager Scott wanted
to prove that it is better in the long run to
lighten hearts and bring genuine refresh
ment through laughter in the theater.
No one needs the playhouse to show him
sadness and tragedy. Human existence
right about us is working the sensational, the
emotional, and the tragic dramas profoundly
affecting oEe would suppose without the
sought-out misery of the melancholy Dane,
the harrowing madness of Lear, and the
ferocious jealousy of Othello, which we take
in as "amusement." The heathens of the
classic sort believed the gods indulged in im
mortal laughter—not in immortal weepine.
They associated no idea of "amusement"
with grief and death. That was reserved for
an age which hasn't so much feeling perhaps
It is told of Mme. Rattazzi, wife of Urbain
Rattazzi, the eminent liberal Italian states
man, that she watched the embalming pro
cess of her husband, the aforesaid Urbain,
calmly and carefully through her eye-glass.
She may have enjoyed seeing him cut up
finally, but otherwise the spectacle was prob
ably a sort of amusement, a trifle eccentric,
perhaps, but quite in the line of modern en
tertainment, which relishes the morbidly
There is nothing in stage popularity and
refreshment which so compasses the ground of
public satisfaction with theatricals as what is
known as high comedy, with which the
American world has been fairly well famil
iarized by the management of Lester Wal
lack in his theater, and in his professional
efforts. To him belongs the distinction of
bavins: sustained for years the most unique
theater in the country, where scenic delight,
brilliant merriment and exquisite dressing
gave the pleasurable faculties of play goers
the heartiest enjoyment. And what players
he had, to be sure! When shall we look
upon their like again 1 Who is to replace
Mrs. Vernon, and Mary Gannon, William R.
Blake and Charles Walcot? Who, indeed!
It would be a most desirable reproduction
behind the footlights of the time, where
mirth and blithe dramatic movement are
needed for the weary people in the auditori
um to forget their cares in laughter, and to
be diverted into the escape from the realities
of life, the oblivion of consequences, the
holiday barring out of the pedant reflection,
as Charles Lamb's summing up reads. To
have sad thoughts exchanged for gay ones is
most excellent satisfaction.
But what shall we say of the "leg itimate"
we had last week made doubly lugubrious in
botched, bungled, and absurdly costumed
representations. A touch of resentment
mingles with the gloomy repertoire.
Yet this is the school, the kind, the speci
ality, we have been demanding the whole
season, aye, and giving the gritty young
Manager Scott to understand that he lacked
in proper enterprise when he did not secure
it oftener, to tempt people from their cozy
firesides, card tables and all the enforced
domestic diversions,because thereiras nothing
in the public line worthy of our big-eeaded
and massive inspection.
It is a cold spell for genuine amusement
when the seekers after education of the per
petual and übiquitous order must take one
with the other,and insist upon the double dose.
The pastor of the Cathedral,who is of swift,
curt, incisive expression always, accompan
ied too, with the brightest and most meaning
glance of eye, said once in
response to an enthusiastic encomium
on the somewhat conspicuously
heralded piety of a young American actress,
who has been very attractive in London for
a while past: "A canonized saint has vet to
come into the church from the stage." Per
haps, too, the exacting educationist, who de
rives finishing touches for his intellectual
passport, is equally scarce in real life.
"Do you know says Mrs. Harris that I
saw a refreshing and promising innovation at
the Opera House the other eveninsr, and
while it has a revelation of progress in Wo
man's Rights, I don't believe Susan B. An
thony would have altogether approved of it.
After an act of stupefying ennui almost
equal to the spill of Clara Morris in the New
Magdalen, I noticed a number of ladies go
out with their, escorts, and after the
regular interval resume their seats having
the same refreshed appearance, and, candor
compels me to say with the same aroma as
the gentlemen. I tried to account for it, but
I finally fell back upon the notion that in
such a "legitimate" attack of low spirits they
may have needed something to drown sorrow,
and give them the courage to hold out to the
death—of their "amusement," as well as of
What Mrs. Harris doesn't see isn't visible.
S. W. Slade, keeper of a restaurant at
Marinette, has fallen heir to $3,000 in cash
and one eighth interest in twenty-five resi
dences, a brewery and a malt houae, by the
death of his uncle, William Slade, major of
Fletcher Lifts the Washburn Scalp
and Wears It in Hia Belt.
The late Mr. Fletcher supplies the Republi
can organs with a letter which indicates a
lack of harmony among the truly great men
of the grand old party which is positively
painful. Here is the. way the chapter ap
peared in the Minneapolis Tribune j
[From the Minneapolis Tribune, May 31.J
FLETCHER AND WASHBURN.
A Long Smouldering Fire Finally Breaks
Did Washbcrn Want Wisdom's Place? —
Address to Dissatisfied
The Tribune has received the following
communication from the Hon. Loren
To the Public: I notice by Washington
advices that Mr. W. D. Washburne is "much
gratified" at the outcome of the recent Re
publican congressional convention as it has
"smashed the machine" that defeated Mr.
Wludom for senator. The accusation implied
in Mr. Washburn's remark has been
circulated through tee community with the
intent to do me a grave injustice and to im
pair my political standing. Persons who
could find no real ground of criticism and no
honest reason for opposing me trumped up
this shameful lie, and Mr. Washburn, either
knowing it to be a lie, or at least without
making any effort to accertain its truth or
untruth, has used it whenever and wherever
it would serve his purpose to injure me. Now
I desire to give a few facts in this matter, as
I deal only in facts, and will make my sate
ment brief and to the point:
Last July, six months after Mr. Windom's
defeat, and in view of precisely such libel
o.s reports as Mr. Washburn now repeats,
Mr. Windom sent me the following letter:
Washington, July 23, 1883.—My I)ear Sir: I
have the pleasure to acknowledge your very kind
letter, and in reply would say that our relations
during the senatorial contest last winter were
most cordial. If you desired the election of any
one else you very successfully concealed the f:ict
from me. I believed you were my friend, and
that you earnestly desired my re-election. You
assured me many times of your earnest desire
for my success and voted for me on every ballot
to the end. I therefore have no reason to doubt
your friendship, or your earnest wish for mv re
election. I wrote yon soon after the election
expressing my gratitude for your friendly assis
tance, and I now beg to renew most cordially
those expressions of my feelings.
Very truly yours,
The lion. L. Fletcher. Minneapolis.
Under date of July 12, 1883, the Hon.
John Douglas, of Winona, Mr. Windom's
brother-in-law and trusted adviser, who had
charge of the senator's interests in the sena
torial canvas?, wrote me a letter, of which
the following is the material part:
Chicago, 111., July 13, 1883.—Hon. L. Fletch
er, Minneapolis, Minn., —Dear Sir : Promptly
and cheerfully I respond to your fnvor of the
10th iust., which has just reached me. I never
doubted your fidelity to Mr. Windom's interests.
I proved that by unreserved communication with
you on all matters pertaining to the contest,
withholding nothing from you. No word, or
act, or circumstance on yonr part ever came to
my knowledge to suggest a doubt, and I believe
that to the last act of the struggle you were
faithful to Mr. Windom's interests. * * *
Regretting that you should be the victim of such
unfair and unjust representations, I am yours
very truly, - John Douglas.
If this double testimony does not come
from competent witnesses and is not con
clusive, then the English language had bet
ter be reconstructed. So much for the
charge of unfaithfulness or double-dealing
toward Mr. Windom. Now
A WORD AS TO MR. WASHBCRN,
and his relation to the senatorial contest,and
his treatment of those who had been his
My undivided and disinterested support of
Mr. Washburn for the past fifteen years en
titles me to something different at his hands.
Every man in this state, of a year's resi
dence, knows my devotion to his interest in
season and out of season. But from the
moment we sent him to congress he has had
a bad case of the "big head," and it has
been impossible to live with him without at
all times doing his bidding. It has resulted
when his life-long friends and supporters all
over this district could no longer tolerate his
airs he becomes alarmingly virtuous, and
desires to "smash the ring," as he terms it,
or in other words, crush the men that made
him, by "raising politics to a higher stand
ard." It he had said to a higher price we
should have comprehended his meaning, but
when ho says "to a higher standard" we are
left entirely in the dark.
And now for a little inside history: The
fact is that W. D. Washburn was himself a
candidate for Windom's place and he was
chagrined and angered because Mr. Lang
don, myself and others failed to bring him
forward in the legislature as such candidate.
Partly as a result of this disappointment he
conceived a grudge against me which he has
not yet dropped and which he has lost no
opportunity to gratify. Where is the proof I
Well, here is a part of it: During the Win
dom senatorial campaign Mr. Langdon and
myself each received a telegram from Wash
ington saying, substantially: "Why not
bring out Washburn as a candidate, and
avoid the election of a senator by the Demo
crats?" That is very near the exact lan
guage of the telegrams. Now, both of tliese
dixixitches were written and sent at the urgent
solicitation of t?ds same W. D. Washburn.
It is more than probable that this is but
the first chapter of "bossism" as he terms it.
I desire to call the attention of the people of
this district and state to my record and his
for the past fifteen years. His own record
shows that he has deserted and turned upon
every friend the moment that friend de
clined longer to obey his imperious behests
—and having abandoned old friends he has
then attempted to make new combinations
to crush out those who had pulled him by
main force from nothingness to what he now
assumes to be. Alas for greatness! Re
spectfully, Lores Fletcher.
Minneapolis, May 30.
WHAT WASHBCRS SATS.
The substance of Mr. Fletcher's foregoing
statement in regard to the receipt of the
Washington telegrams was laid before Mr.
Washburn last evening by the Tribune's
Washington's representative. Mr. Wash
burn, who was busy preparing to leave for
Chicago, to accompany his family that far
home, stopped long enough to read the dis
patch and replied: -'That is the first I had
ever heard that any such dispatches were
sent. I never sent or solicited the sending
of any such dispatches. I never was a can
didate for Mr. Windom's place, and never
thought of being one."
MR. WASUBCRK CORRECTED.
After the receipt of the foregoing news
from Washington, a Tribune representative
called upon a prominent citizen of Minneap
olis, whose word is as good as his bond, and
whose name will be given if called for, who,
upon being informed of Mr. Washburn's de
nial, stated positively, and of his own per
sonal knowledge, that the two dispatches
were sent during the Windom senatorial con
test to Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Langdon, and
at the personal and explicit solicitation of
Mr. Wasbburn himself; that he was present
in Washington on the occasion, and knows
whereof he speaks.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, June I.—The Globe correspond
ent met Bill King at the Minneapolis head
quarters this afternoon, and found him en
joying the Fletcher-Washburn episode im
mensely. When Mr. Washburn arrives lam
going to give him a copy of Mr. Fletcher's
"You had better introduce the gentlemen
to each other," mildly suggested the Globe.
"I'll give Washburn the letter and I guess
they will be able to introduce themselves
after tbat," was the reply. "I can sit on
top of my political coffin and laugh until I
wake the cemetery at their little divertise
Washburn is expected in the morning and
Fletcher is already here. Mr. Fletcher was
met by the Globe at the Grand
Pacific this evening and asked j
what he had to say about
Washburn's denial as above to the Tribune,
bnt he said he preferred not to go into the
matter at present. When Mr. Washburn.
should make some, authorized denial he
might be heard from at the front : again, but
he had nothing to add: now. It Is evident
that Fletch has on his war paint,' and there
may be other hearts which will ache before
he gets through with them. It is too bad to
have the grand old party thus ruthlessly torn
UP" ' '' "' '■'-
THE DIAMOND RECORD,
Grand Rapids, Providence and Louis
ville Head the Lists on June 1.
Minneapolis Wins an Exhibition Game at
Terre Haute—Sporting Notes. •
Interest in the Northwestern league con
test the past week has centered in the strug
gle between Fort Wayne, St. Paul, Stillwater
and Terre Haute for the post of honor at the
tail end of the list, and so close was the fight
that it was not until Saturday night that a
decision could .be arrived at. Terre Haute
knocked the persimmons, and St. Paul and
Stillwater worked themselves into a dead-lock
for tenth and eleventh positions, Fort Wayne
retaining the ninth by winning a single
game of the five played. The great surprise
of the week was the playing of the Stillwater
club, which won every one of the five games
played, and St. Paul did better than was ex
pected in getting three victories. The Mil
waukees showed up all the week in remark
ably poor form, and closed the series at
Grand Rapids by allowing the latter to score
30 runs to 4, the most crushing defeat of the
season. Quiney, by a week of brilliant play,
has tied Bay City for second place, and is in
dangerous proximity to Grand Rapids, the
leader. Saginaw is fourth and Peoria fifth.
All nines will play six games this week, ex
cept Peoria and Muskegon, which will not
appear on Thursday. The series beginning
on Monday will find the clubs pitted against
one another as follows: Minneapolis at Terre
Haute, St. Paul at Saginaw, Stillwater at
Muskegon, Milwaukee at Fort Wayne, Quincy
at Bay City and Peoria at Grand Rapids. The
result of the playing to date is appended:
■ ■ an 5 a 2 g'^s <O "«i ' w w -3 O Ci
i 111 irr fi ps t
clubs. : s? ? P 1! : : : ; : !£ !
BayClty '—.. 3J 22 8 1..L 3!.. 21620
Grand Rapids. !..— 3 2 3 2.. 11....I 1.... 3 317 20
Fort "Wayne 1.. ..—.... I 2 2.. 1 1.. 620
Milwaukee.... 1 1 .. — 3.. .. ..1232 .. 12 21
Minneapolis.. 1 — 3 2 1' .( 720
Muskegon 3.. —.. .. 1.. "a.] 620
Peorla I 2.. 1.. 1;.. —.. 1 3 1 3 218 21
Quincy. 2 1.. II 3.. — ..Is 3 316 20
Saginaw 2 1 3 2 2 .. — 3 .. 215 20
Stillwater 2.. 1 — . 3 521
St. Paul.... 2. 1 .. l!.. :. .... — 1 521
Terre Haute | 1.. 1.. 2 — 420
Games lost. 4 3 14 9 13 14 ' 8 4 516 16 16 j| —
The western clubs of the American associ
ation went east early in the week, the nines
of the two regions meeting for the first time'
this season, the westerners winning sixteen
games and getting beaten fourteen
times. Louisville has the lead
slightly, with the Metropolitan in
next position, with the Athletic third.
St. Louis has fourth place, and Columbus is
on its heels. Much interest is manifested by
the partisans of the clubs, and it would be
difficult to name the winner at this stage. A
tabulated statement of games played to date
is given below:
if Billflif il|f§ 1
?|ia iff fill: A' ii
clubs. ■: !,;,: f : Sic: : : S,?|
:::::;:..:;: : &
Athletic ... — 2 1 ..I 5 .. 2 5. 15 23
Baltimore... 3— 3 2 1 .... 3 12 22
Brooklyn 3 — .. ..I 1 .... 1 1.. 3 921
Cincinnati 1 .. — 2 4 .. .. .... 3 1 11 19
Columbus 1.. —1.. 3.. 2 4.... 14 23
Indianapolis 1 .. ..( 1 1 3 20
Louisville... 2.. .. .. Ss — ..|.. .. 6218 23
Metropolitan .. 3 2. . — 6 1. . 5 17 23
Pittsburg 1.. 5 .. 1— .. 2.. 823
St. Louis 2 .. 2 5.. 1 .. — 4 1.. 14 22
Toledo 1 .... 2 12—.. -6 23
■Washington. 1.. 1.. 1.... l' — 420
Games lost.. 810 12 8 9 17 5 615 817 16 131 —
Providence stands at the head of the class
in base ball in the National league, but with
Boston so close behind the position is by no
means a secure one for any stated period.
New York is third, as 1 last week, with Buf
falo fourth, with a wide trap between the two.
Philadelphia has worked down to seventh
place, and seems destined to go to the rear
before many moons. The table below gives
the result to Saturday night:
§ii|9 2 £ ? Si?!? §
tliiti Is ||i| 1
CLUBS, ■;rrfr 1p 1 §
••-.•:•• |: :: p.
805t0n..... — 3 4 3 3 1 6..2025
Buffalo ; 1— 2 2 3 1 2.. 1125
Chicago 1— 18.. 3 1 924
Cleveland 2 2— 1 2 1 823
Detroit 1.. 1 — ...... 4!24
New York 3 3 2 4 4 — .. 117 24
Philadelphia .. 2 12 2..— 1 825
Providence 3 3 14 5 4—20 24
Games Lost .'.' I 5 14 15 15 20 717 4 971..
Minneapolis vs. Terre Saute.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Terre Haute, Ind., June I.Minneapo
lis played an exhibition game with Terre
Haute to-day, winning by a score of 12 to 10.
Manager Tuthill played three men new to the
nine. Messrs. Cady and Donnelly as pitcher
and catcher and Murphy at center field.
Terre Haute had the best of it up to the sixth
inning, when Minneapolis made six runs.
Following is the score in full:
R B PO A E
Mnrry, s s 1 0 1 3 1
Reid, 1 1 3 ,1 1
Fisher, 2d b 0 2 3 2 '2
Caruthers, If 2 1 2 0 1
Donnelly, c ..2 12 2 0
Isaacson, Ist b 11 13 0 1
Murphy, c f.' ..2. 2 10 0
Cady, 1 10 3 2
Total 12 12 27 13 9
R B PO A E
Carr,rf&3db 112 11
Halbriter, c. f 113 0 0
McQueery, Ist b.....,..". 0 19 0 0
Mappis, s 8.............'2 2 0 2 2
Leary, 3d b & p ..0.2 1 3 1
Doreey, 2db ....... 12 4 V 5 2
Van Dyke, If 110 0 0
Mundinger, c 2 0 4 12
Donghan, p&rf .2 110 1
Totals 10 11 24 12 9
SCORE BY INNINGS. .^■-':~
Minneapolis .....0 2.0 0 2 6 2 0 *—12
Terre Haute 1 2 12 3 10 0 o—lo
j Earned —Xone.
■ Two-base hits—lsaacson, Leary and Van Dyke.
Three-base —Fisher, Donnelly and Mappis.
—Murphy, of Terre Haute club.
Red Caps vs. , Blue Caps. •' :
The St. Paul Red Caps played a game with
the Blue Caps at the Athletic park, White
Bear Lake, yesterday afternoon, which re
sulted in an easy victory for the former, the
feature of the game being the heavy batting
of the Red Caps. Game was called at 3:30,
and the umpire was H. Devlin. . Following
is the score:
■ bed CAPS.
' R. O.
Wright, C ' .' ...2' 2
Walsh, ad b... 2 3
Murmane, Ist b ..;........ '....'. 2 3
Morriarity, rf '.....;....;..;........... 3 2
Gray, g 5....... ■;;*-- 3 j
Lucas, 3d b 2 2
Poucher, p...................:.....;....' 3 2
Votel, If ....... ................ 1 . 3
Martin, c f...:.' ..:.......• 2 3
: T0ta15........... ...........".20 .21
■■. BUTE CAPS.
■ R. O.
JTnliann. n..."...'.;.. ..;............ ..:;;■ 0 •'•' 4
Fer^nson, 2d b 0 3
Devlne, Ist b 0 3
Clancy. 3d b 1 2
Reeves, s s 1 2
Bunninj!;, c 1 2
Patterson, r f 1 l
Barrett, 1 f ; 1 l
Morrison, c f 0 3
Totals 5 21
SCORE BY INNIXOB.
Red Caps 1 0 3 0 11 0 5—20
Blue caps 0 1 0 0 0 0 4— 5
When the people of Stillwatcr take hold of
anything they always do so with a vim and
energy that is beautiful to behold. This sea
son they took hold of Fletcher, and history
has recorded the energy they threw into the
contest. They also laid their hands to the
base ball business, and it is evident that they
do not propose to be left. Report has it that
they have made a new move. Ever since
the season opened they have been strength
ening their club, and yet it does not seem to
suit them. They are now reported to have
secured several players from the Lynn,
(Mass.,) club and ordered two of them, the
pit"her and catcher, to report at Muskegon
and the other five to report at Stillwater.
This indicates that Stillwater means busi
The St. Paul Base Ball club have put up
bills announcing that the Quincy club will
be in St. Paul on the 9th, 10th and 11th of
At Chicago—Chicago Unions 5, St. Louis
MR. TURNBULL IN SOCIETY.
How He Won Favors and Credit From
Faring Snmptnously at Saratoga and New
York, Elegantly in Philadelphia,
And Like a Millionaire at Germantown—
AVhat it All Cost.
W. Butler Turnbull, of New Orieans, Nat
chez, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, the Mer
maid h<stel and various other places and
hotels, some of whose exploits have been de
tailed in the Times, proves to be one of the
most successful characters that society in this
city has ever known. Turnbull is related to
some of the most respectable families in Lou
isiana, and when his father died, shortly be
fore the war, this son and a younger brother
were left a large fortune. The war, however,
dissipated much of their wealth, and while
the younger brother took to honest work, re
moved to the west and took a respectable
place in society, the elder early began the
wayward career that has landed him, at the
age of thirty, penniless in this city.
Soma years ago Turnbull married a wo
man oldeer than himself, in Louisiana, but
left her, it is said, on justifiable grounds.
Meanwhile, however, he had been disowned
by his family for various misdeeds, though
he explains that the cause of estrangement
was the result of his efforts to secure from
his relatives property belonging to him.
IN SARATOGA AND NEW TOEK.
Last summer he lived sumptuously at Sar
atoga, his name securing him easy admis
sion to the most fashionable society. His
story was that his aunt, Mrs. S. K. Mines, of
Natchez, withheld from him a large amount
of property rightfully his own.
From Saratoga he went to New York, tak
ing lodgings at a fashionable Fifth avenue
boarding house and moving composedly in
the most pretentious society.
After some weeks' stay in his Fifth avenue
home, without paying his bills, he was dun
ned by his landlady and next day the hall
porter collared him as he was about slipping
away from the house. Turnbull's bicycle,
worth §125, was held for his bill of §80 and
the landlady thus protected herself. He had
better success at the Brunswick hotel, to
which he moved at once. About the same
time he ordered S6O worth of handsome writ
ing paper, with monogram initials, at a well
known New York establishment; several
costly canes and silk umbrellas at another
place, and .S3OO worth of jewelry at Tiffany's.
He dodged the umbrella man's bill, but the
stationer in some way saved himself and an
acquaintance of Turnbull's warned Tiffany
before the jewelery was delivered.
COMING TO PHILADELPHIA.
Soon after these experiences Turnbull
came to Philadelphia and began living at the
St. George hotel. Here the most interesting
of his adventures began. His rooms were
luxurious, and he insisted on the most ob
sequious attention, while his good looks,
suave manners and known connection with
prominent southern families secured him
entrance into fashionable society. He be
came intimate with several families living at
the St. George, and was engaged to marry
a young lady of social position in Spruce
street. At this time he represented that his
income was $10,000 per year and that he re
ceived it in quarterly installments. To
some persons with whom he had dealings he
more moderately represented that his income
was about 53,500 per year and that he was in
litigation with his aunt, Mrs. Miner, to secure
full possession of his property. Some per
sons believed this story and set him down as
an honest but foolishly extravagant young
It was during Turnbuil's residence at the
St. George that he made the acquaintance,
through his new-made friends in the hotel,
of W. S. Johnson, now junior member of the
firm of T. & J. W. Johnson & Co., the pub
lishers, a young man well known in the so
ciety of Germantown, where he lived. Mr.
Johnson found Turnbull living on the fat of
the land* giving delightful little dinners,
with champagne and other costly concomi
tants, at the St. George, escorting young
women'to the OTiera, buying rare flowers for
his fair friends and generally comporting
himself as a man of unlimited means.
INVITED TO GEKMANTOWX.
The two soon formed a fast friendship and
were "Billy" to each other. Mr. Johnson,
finally, after accepting repeated hospitalities
at Turnbull's hands, conceived it his duty to
invite his new friend to Germantown "and
accordingly Mr. Turnbull accepted an invi
tation to spend Sunday, the 20th of January,
at Mr. Johnson's house. But when the lat
ter presented himself at the St. George on
the afternoon of Saturday, the 19th, he found
the elegant Turnbull looking pale and un
"Billy, my boy," said Turnbull, "I'm in
trouble. I expect 84,000 from my aunt, in
Natchez, on Monday, but they've turned me
out of my room here, locked up all my things
and told me I can't have my property until
my bill is paid. I want you to go my se
Mr. Johnson was immediately sympathetic,
but young as he was he bethought himself of
a safe business habit formed years before of
never going security,even for his best friend.
He, however,volunteered to do what he could
for Mr. Turnbull. In the end a compassion
ate lady living in the house gave her engage
ment ring, a solitaire diamond, worth $500,
as security for Mr. Turnbull's bill of $193.
The ring, by the way, is still unredeemed,
though Mr. Johnson is seeking to arrange a
compromise for the too confiding lady. Mr.
Turnbull's property was released and he
went to Germantown.
MR. JOHNSON'S MILLIONAIBE.
When Monday came Mr. Turnbull's $4,000
did not come with it, nor did he take his de
parture from Mr. Johnson's house. In fact
he staid there for three weeks. He took Mr!
Johnson's dogs out for an airing every day
and people said: "There goes "the million
aire that's staying with Johnson." He used
Mr. Johnson's equipages. He lay in bed
till eleven o'clock in the morning and break
fasted in his room. Meanwhile Mr. Johnson
whose father's recent death prevented hi's
enjoying Germantown's suburban gay
eties, turned over all his in
vitations to Turnbull. The
latter attended as manj as seven balls a week.
Though borrowing money every day from
Johnson, Turnbull gave opera parties, with
the accompaniment of flowers and suppers.
He went everywhere, knew the inmost cir
cles of exclusive Germantown, paid much
attention to the pleasantest girls of the sub
urbs, was dined at the Bellevue with a select
and fashionable few by his friend Johnson
and, in fact, lived a life of pleasure and
luxury at his friend's expense.
PAWNING DIAMONDS AND BUYING CLOTIUNU.
But Mr. Johnson began to suspect. A dis
patch from an uncle in New Orleans bade
him have nothing to do with Turnbull, and
the dispatch was followed by letters fully de
tailing the young man's doings in the south.
Mr. Johnson discovered, too, that Turnbull
had pawned a diamond collar-button in his
name. Then he gave Turnbull a gentle bint
that resulted in the close of bis visit, though
the two did not quarrel. Turnbull then
arranged to give a german to his many
friends, freely using Johnson's name with
caterers and others. But the German was
nipped in the bud. Meanwhile he ran up a.
bill with Miss Glenworth, a boarding house
keeper of Main street and Walnut lane, Ger
mantown. When he left her bouse be owed
for nine week's board, and Mr. Johnson, in
sheer desperation, drove him from the town.
Thence he went to Mt. Air)-.
After Turnbull's deprrture from German
town Mr. Johnson heard more and more of
his friend's doings. Turnbull had told such
stories about him that Mr. Johnson found
friends and acquaintances turning against
him and all Germantown upper-tendom was
in an uproar, The man had gone to F. A.
Hoyt, the tailor, saying that he had admired
clothing made by Hoyt for Mr. Johnson and
ordered *GOO worth of rich apparel. The bill
for these garments, he ordered Bent in ad
vance of their maflafacjure to his aunt, Mrs.
K. S. Miner, at Natchez, but the letter waa
returned unopened, with a note from the
postmaster saying that Mrs. Miner refused
to receive the communication and the cloh
ing was not made.
SIB. TURNBCLL AT HOME.
When a Times reporter called at Turnbull's
lodgings, 636 N. Sixth street, on Tuesday
afternoon, Mr. Turnbull sent word that ho
was shaving and could not be seen. The re
porter begged leave to wait, and after doing
so fully half an hour in vain, made a second
inquiry for Mr. Turnbull, aud was allowed
to seek the young man's room. Turnityi'a
face was covered with a beard two days old,
which he professed to have been removing
for the last half hour. He had reau the
Times of that ciay, and he
would point ou a few
errors in the column devoted to him. He
had written no letter to Miss Nichols men
tioning Dr. Forkey's name. He had given
a draft for SSO to the landlady at the Mt.
Airy hotel, that being the price of a month' 3
board, but when he was asked to give up his
room, ten days later, of course he stopped
payment on the draft. To the reporter's
suggestion, that perhaps Mr. Turnbull's
cousin, the other W. B. Turnbull, had
written the note to Miss Nichols, the young
man replied that he did not know. He yak
evidently averse to discussing his cousin.
Yes, he had known "Will" Johnson, though,
not yery well. He had visited Mr. Johnson
for two -weeks. It was untrue that he had
been in difficulty at the Bingham house, and
as for the St. George hotel, security had beea
left there for his bill.
It was learned that Mr. Tumbnll had not
been seen at Hoppel's restaurant since Mon
day afternoon, and had not taken a meal
there since Sunday. On that day Turnbull
sent a messenger boy from the restaurant to
an address near Twentieth and Green streets,
and a note in answer enclosed seventy-five
cents, saying the writer could spare no "more
and reminding Mr. Turnbull that the
lender was not a millionaire. After that
Turnbull was refused further credit at
the restaurant. On Monday last a gentleman
from Chestnut Hill, to whose sister Turnbull
has paid marked attentions, called at Hoppers,
inquiring for the young man and vowing
vengeance upon him.
"He owes us 88 for six meals," said an at
tendant, examining a penciled account,
"and see, he ate §3.45 worth of supper on
Since leaving Hoppel's Turnbull has dined
at his lodgings, 636 North Sixth street, but ho
left there on Wednesday morning, savins ho
was going down town, and has^ not since
The Le Mars Sentin4 hears that glandered
horses are disagreeably plenty in the farming
country west of Merrill.
Impressive memorial services, preparatory
to Decoration day, were held in the Metho
dist church atLe Mars last Sunday.
The Gazette says a system of drainage is
badly needed in Cedar Kapids, and it would
pay for itself indirectly a dozen fold in five
Davie Young, a mile and a half from Le-
Mars, now has 700 young chickens, and will
probably have double that number in a week
or ten days.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, 26: Corn is all plant
ed and most of it is out of the ground. It
looks splendid and there has not been .
single complaint of poor seed.
A Davenport letter carrier has been in the
service going on fourteen years, and in all
that time he has never had a lay-off of a sin
gle day. Eobt. Osborn is his name.
Davenport Herald, 24: There are about
fifty acres of strawberries on both sides of
the river near here all looking well, and in
dicating a crop of about 100,000 quarts.
Cedar Rapids is to have plow works. The
sum of $78,000 has been subscribed to the
stock of the company, and it is expected to
close the subscription list in a few days.
The case of Dr. E. D. Cross, of Council
Bluffs, charged with the murder of Dr. X.
B. McCune, has been continued to the De
cember term of the Pottawattamie district
Gen. J. M. Tuttle has returned to Dea
Moines from Washington, where he had
been by appointment of the general assom
bly to labor for location of the new soldiers'
home in lowa.
Under the title of Union depot, the Keo
kuk Gate City asks, "Why stand we here
waiting?" The raiiroad officials promised a
union depot in 18S4, but now object to the
demand for performance.
A horrible story is afloat in the truly good
town of Grinnell. It is nothing less than a
box of goods shipped to one of the college
professors sprung a leak at the depot and
leaked all over the platform. There is loud
talk of a constitutional amendmeut to pre
vent the future shipping of books in such
John O. Helden, station agent of the Illin
ois Central railroad at Waverly, has been
found to be short in his accounts with the
company about $2,100. As near as can be
ascertained, the money was lost in speculat
ing in options through a bucket shop at
Waverly. His story is that he was in debt
and took that method of adding to his in
Council Bluffs item in Omaha Bee, 27:
Yesterday morning an old lady named Mrs.
Larenburg, who lives at the corner of Tenth
and avenue D, was attacked by a cat belong
ing to her and which she has not considered
dangerous before. Tie cat was evidently
mad, but what it was mad about, or whether
it was case of hydrophobia or not is not so
certain. The woman had her sleeves rolled
up and was about her work when the cat
pitched at her, and not only scratched her
arms badly, but bit her in several places.
The cat finally was driven off and took
refuge in the cellar. Ed. Bates with his
little gun put a bullet through its head.
The new Welsh church at Oshkosh, costing
$6,000 was dedicated yesterday.
Mr. R. R. Harvey, widow of the late Cap
tain E. A. Brown, and Mrs. 11. T. Sackett,
daughter of the gallant soldier, have made
and tendered to the Edwin A. Brown post,
G. A. R., of Fond dv Lac, a handsome flag,
which the post has accepted.
Mrs. S. B. Paige, of Osbkosh, writes from
Brooklyn that her book, which is to contain
the romance of her life and her courtship
and marriage with Mr. Paige, and the details
of his suicide, will be issued in a few days.
Thomas Laneworthy, of Albion, was at
tacked by a cow and fatally injured. The
animal thrust her horn into the roof of his
mouth and lifted hi* entirely off the ground.
The born entered the head as far as the
brain and somewhat affected, that orean-