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READY TO STAMPEDE.
The Bulls and Bears Trade
Cautiously, and Keep an
Eye on Wall Street,
The General Business Situation
Such as to Create Grave
Wheat Nervous and Unsettled, Its
Movements Being' Suggestive
of a Jumping Jack.
Holders of Long Futures in Corn Letting
Them Go.—The Pork Market
Tame and Dun. .'YY- 1:
Stocks Close at the Strongest Quotations of '
the Day.—St. Paul Gets Above
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago,' June 24.— grain and provision .
market seem to occupy but a secondary place in
the attention of speculators now, and they de
vote themselves chiefly to watching the course
of affairs on Wall street, crowding the offices of
those brokers who have direct telegraphic com
munication with the financial center of the coun
try and watching breathlessly each new bulle
tin. The grain markets continue to feel the in
fluence of the unsettled condition of the stock
market and the failures in Xew
York, and as a result the j
feeling is nervous and values Irregular, but flue- !
tuations are confined to a comparatively narrow
range. The bears, although freely predicting
lower prices, make haste to cover their shorts on
the slightest torn against them, and are equally
anxious to accept small profits . when the market
goes their way. A like course is adopted by the
balls, and it is safe to say that seldom has such
indecision existed among all classes of operators
as at present. Nor can any degree of stability be
looked for while the financial and general business
situation in Xew York continues in its present
disturbed condition. There are, however, rea
sons to hope for an eaily change in that direc
tion, and the resistance which our wheat market
has shown to all the adverse influences that have
prevailed since the beginning of May, and the
promptness with which prices have rallied on the i
slightest indication of an improvement in the '
business situation, is strong proof that the prop- ,
erty is regarded with confidence by a large class
of operators, who require but little encouragement !
to induce them to buy for an advance. This
feeling is largely justified by steadily decreasing
stocks and the certainty that a further reduction
must follow before the advent of new wheat in
any considerable quantities. But, notwithstand- !
ing these favoring legitfcate factors, the danger I
of further financial complications must not be i
losj sight of. Great conservation should be used j
in buying and deals when made should be amply i
protected by margins that will permit holdingfor '■
a reaction in case prices decline. In provisions j
there was considerable speculative business,
lard and ribs attracting most attention. j
The feeling was feverish and prices fluctuated
considerably. Local operators were more 1
inclined to purchase early, and the orders from '
outside parties to buy were more liberal, which
had the eifeci of advancing prices on all the
leading articles. Later an easier feeling pre
vailed, and prices gradually receded again and
closed comparatively steady at inside figures.
The demand on shipping account was moderate,
but trading was not-very large owing to the dif
ference of the views of buyers and sellers.
In the wheat market cables were not encour
aging, foreign markets . being quoted dull and
heavy while Xew York quotations were not much
better off, but the weather was hot, unfavorable i
to the maturing of winter wheat and stocks in
store here showed a reduction of G67.000 bush
els from last Tuesday's report, while the visible
supply had declined 1,159,000 bushels. These
factors caused an uneasy feeling among the
bears, who manifested a disposition to cover.
July opened at 85 % c, a shade over yesterday's last
transactions, and advanced to S9iic, but there
was very little support in the way of outside buy
ing orders, and when the early demand was filled
bidding was very slow, and the realizing by
scalpers, who were anxious to secure profits on
early purchases and increased selling short by
bears, who thought the advance a little too
rapid, turned prices down to SSJ4C, from which,
on renewed covering, it rallied to Stl^c, and
closed on the regular board at SSJaC. In the
afternoon the shorts became nervous and covered
freely, which forced wheat up at the close to
66yc for July and SS^ic for August.
The speculative demand for corn was very
•mail and the feeling through the session tame,
with prices confined to a narrow range. July
opened at 55 le, advanced on moderate
buying to 55JJc, declined and closed at 55?-iC on
the regular board, and 555-jC on the afternoon
board. There was a tendency to sell long
Oats were quiet and unchanged. '/': \. ;
There was very little doing in pork. The
market ruled steady and prices were a shade
A fair business was reported in the lard
market, but the feeling was unsettled and prices
irregular. The trading was chiefly in contracts
for August and September delivery. Prices
opened firmer and a trifle higher, and there was
a further advance of s@loc per 100 pounds, but
it was not fully supported to the close, which
was at $7.40 for July. The market for short
ribs exhibited considerable activity, but prices
fluctuated considerably. At the opening the
feeling was stronger and prices were advanced
20@25c per pounds, but settled back 15@.20c,
and closed comparatively steady at $7.60 for July.
The cattle trade opened active and prices ruled
steady with an upward tendency, especially on
light and medium, which sold relatively higher
than big cattle. The supply of Texans was light
and prices a shade firmer.
Hogs were fairly active and fully s(£loc higher
than the close last night . ,'v -_ ~
McCormick, Kennett & Day say: "Wheat may
sell at SOc next fall if the crop turns out well*
but the long side on soft spots is safest at pres
Milmine. Bodman & Co. say: ,' "While the
present panicky condition of affairs continues on
Wall street we need not be surprised if values
continue to sink gradually, and were it not for
this bad state of affairs east we should feel now
like advocating the bull side of wheat. Stocks
are passing out of sight and there are six weeks
more of consumption and export out of the ris
ible supply, and at the end of that time stocks
will have been reduced to the ordinary limit. We
begin to feel our horns coming." -- • - V
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, June 24.— local money market
Is firm at 6@S per cent. There is a good de
mand for the needful, and the banks take care
of their regular customers. Outsiders have to
eeek the t streets. Eastern exchange between
city banks was weaker at 25©40 c premiun per
$1,000. The bank clearings were - $7,126,000
against 57,741,000 yesterday. The outflow of
currency is light
New York, June Stock were better at
the opening this morning and the prices of sev
eral rose from Ito 2 per cent. Illinois Central,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Northwestern
were the features. • The ups and downs in the
latter were quite lively. A little burst in Dela
ware & Lackawanna carried cash stock to 105 "4.
The report of the failure of M. Morgan's, Sons
did not affect the market to any extent. The
feeling on the exchange was . less nervous
than on yesterday.'..-■. Missouri Pa
cific and Telegraph stocks were remarkably
well held, and the shorts " showed ; little . inclina
tion to attack them, f There was quite . a sharp
advance in the latter after midday, and' at about
15 there appeared to be sustaining orders in it."
In the last hour the changes were unimportant.
The market was quiet and steady until within a
few moments of the close, when there was quite
a spurt along the whole line. The money market
remains active. The very best kind of collat
erals are required : in loans. Many
securities formerly V accepted by the
banks will - not - pass muster now.
This curtails business in all the first-class stocks.
The market closed with prices the best
for the day and : a rather strong undertone
throughout. St. Paul preferred advanced from
97&&1.01K and Pullman touched 96.
A. M. Day: "The market has been feverish,
with an upward tendency. There was a' rally in
Lackawanna and Xorthwestern" soon after the
opening, followed by weakness on the announce
ment of the failure of Mathew Morgan's Sons.
Later Western Union was sold, the delivery
of certificates being in the names of the Gould
brokers. During the afternoon prices fluctuated
very sharply, and in the last hours advanced in
sympathy with a strong rise in Lackawanna. The
impression is that the short
interest was much increased
this morning, but there was free covering this
afternoon. M. Morgan's Sons were quoted very
light, with a capital ot 51,000,0000., j Their
trouble is variously attributed to real estate,
Mexican national bonds, Denver bonds, and to
obligations on the exchange. The Manhattan
Elevated company has declared a-, dividend
of 1 ;.£ per cent., payable on
July .1, conditioned on • the ratification
of the last agreement by stockholders. It is said
Vanderbilt. denies in writing that he has sold a
share of stocks for six weeks, and adds: 'I
- might say for six months.' There was goodbttj
ing in Western Union, and it looks very che^B
as even if dividends were reduced to 5 per cent?
which the company could undoubtedly pay, it
would be a 10 per cent, investment at present
prices. We repeat what we wrote yesterday,
that this is the time for men of means to pick up
bargains. Loaning rates were; Lackawanna ?£@
U, Burlington U. preferred 4. Erie 2, Missouri
Pacific 1-16, Central & Hudson H, Union Pacific
1-32, Louisville & Xashville flat, Xorthem Pa
| cific preferred 1-04, Xorthwestern, St.Paul and
j Lake Shore flat to 1-64."
J. W. Burnham, of Xew York, Sui
cides Over Financial Difficulties.
New York, June 24.—Joseph W. Burn
ham, who this morning committed suicide
in Yonkers, was junior member of the firm
of Hotehkiss, Burnham & Co., who suspend
ed payment just before the stock exchange
closed the day the Metropolitan closed its
doors. He formerly lived at the Windsor
hotel, New York, but on the first of June he
i moved to Yonkers, anil took up his abode
with his brother-in-law, P. W. Kinnan. - Mr.
' Kinnan said to a reporter:" "Mr. Burnham
j has not been in his right mmd since the firm
j failed, but he has not been so irrational that
he could not visit his office from day' to day.
Last week on Friday his partner, Horace L.
Hotehkiss, who has been more fortunate in
I speculations since the failure than Burnham,
I told him he was "going into the country for
i two months.' This seemed to affect Burn
| ham very greatly. He said to me he did not
: know what he would do now that his partner
j bad left him alone in his trouble. After sup
j per last night he and I sat on the piazza talk
; ing, but his conversation was so rambling
• and incoherent I finally told him he had bet
: ter go to bed. He did so about 10 o'clock.
i His wife did not notice anything special
j during t he night, but this morning when he
awoke shortly after 7 o'clock, he took her
face between his hands and kissed her over
and over again. . She went into the bath
-room to get a pitcher of water for him, and
when she returned he was on his knees in
prayer at the side of the .bed.; Her mother
called her into the next room, and while she -
was there she heard a pistol shot. " She' ran
back into the room and Burnham lay on the
floor by the bedside with a revolver in his
' hand. He never spoke nor recovered con
sciousness, though he lived for about twenty
minutes. Burnham was an old-time tele
graph operator. At the beginning of the re
cent strike of operators Bnrhham came to
the assistance of the Western Union com
pany,' took off his coat, and sat down at an
instrument during three nights.
The Moody Campaign a Success.
Loxdos, June 24.—Moody says his revival
campaign has been eminently successful.
Something like 400 meetings were held in
eleven districts and thirteen different meet
ings were held every week. He was. absent
only one day during the whole season and
that was owing to illness. He estimates over
a million and a half persons present at the
services. All classes of society was reached
and influenced. Peers and paupers sat. side
by side drinking the same message of salva
tion. The number of persons converted will
reach into the thousands, among them sever
al pronounced sceptics. Six male choirs and
six mizpah bands of reformed drunkards
were organized. Two large halls are. now in
process of building at Stratford and ! Wads
worth to continue the good work besrun there.
IThe cost of the mission was £15,000, nearly
the whole of which has been subscribed.
There has been no opposition and the meet
ings have been orderly. A gentleman has
bought the iron tabernacle for the. Salvation
army. Moody says he expects to sail with
his family and Penticost and Stebbins for
New York on the steamship Oregon, which
leaves Liverpool July 12th. .
A Black Eapist Lynched.
Whitney, Texas June 24.—Ike Laddy, a
a negro rapist, twenty-five years old, captur
ed near Hubbard City, was jailed here last
night. - Within the past few months he has
made three desperate attempts to outrage
white women, and succeeding in one in
stance. After midnight last night a crowd
of seventy-five horsemen entered the village,
battered down the doors of the jail, took
Laddy therefrom without much resistance
and hung him to a tree. The vigilantes cut
the negro's ears off and left a written state
ment defending the killing.
New Hates, June 24. At a meeting of
Alumni, addresses were marie by Governor
Hoadly, of Ohio, Wm. M. Evarts, ex-Presi
dent Woolsey, President Porter and others.
At the ceremony.of unveiling the statue of
Prof. Benjamin Sillerman, President .'An
drew D. White, of Cornell, delivered an ad
dress on the life, character and services of
Sillerman >' Gov. noadley delivered an - ad
dress on certification in the United States
before the law department this afternoon.
Assassination* in Illinois.
Alton, 111., June 25.—A murder occurred
last night at Rocky Fork, a negro settlement
, about ten miles from this city. A colored
man named Williams, tenant on the farm of
George Sidway, was fired upon by unknown
assassins while at the door of his cabin get
ting a drink of water. Two shots took effect
near his heart and Williams dropped, :- There
is no clue to the murderers.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Bismarck, D. T., June 24.— A horse thief
named Jacob O'Neil was caught and lynched
in McLean county, forty-five miles north ;. of
here, Sunday evening. It is reported' this
evening that four more of ' the ': gang were
pursued to the Mouse river, where one \was
shot,' and three lynched.; They had stolen a
number of horses. ■
Tunnel Caved In.
" STEtTßEEXiixE,*Ohioj June 24.A portion
of the Gould tunnel on the Pan-handle rail
road west of here, which was nearly:' com
pleted, • caved in ' this • morning -■ burying
eight men, and/one boy of the.party. is
thought to be fatally injured. . The r others
are badly;, but not \ seriously; hurt. V Their
names are not known, but "they, are mostly
ST. PAUL, MINK, WEDNESDAY MORNING. JUNE 25, 1884.
THE SIR KNIGHTS.
A Grand Spectacle and Splendid
Six Hundred and Twenty Knights in
Line, With Eleven Bands.
The —Appropriate Toasts and Elo
The Ball Last Night—The Conclave to
[From our Minneapolis department.]
: Minneapolis wore an air of a veritable gala day
yesterday. It was the occasion of the annual
conclave and grand parade, banquet and ball of
the Knights Templar of the state and the enter
tainment of Chicago Commandery Xo. 19. The'
streets were thronged with spectators who be
gan to assemble at an early hoar along the pro
posed line of march. At about 8 . o'clock the
mounted escort, forty strong, formed into line at
Park place and rode to Manitoba depot, exciting
the admiration of everybody. They were splen
didly mounted and presented a formidable ap
pearance as they came down the broad streets
upon their well drilled steeds.
• The various commanderies of the state as well
as the Chicago commandery and all the expected
brass bands arrived at different times and were
escorted to the Armory hall, from whence the
street parade started. The armory was gaily dec
orated and festooned, with flags, banners, pen
ants, flowers and evergreens, and was converted
into a reception room. The roller skating rink
adjoining was used as a dining hall and breakfast
was served immediately upon arrival, by the hos
pitable ladles auxliliary to the order. Neat
button hole boquets of fragrant and pretty cut
flowers were then pinned to each sir knight and
all were supplied with badges.
THE STREET PARADE.
Shortly after 10 o'clock the different com
manders and their respective commanderies re
ported to Grand Captain General A. M. Shuey,
and promptly at 1:15 the Sir Knights fell in for
the street parade,' for which event the most per
fect arrangements had been made. It was the
general opinion, freely expressed on every hand,
that such a fine body of men was never before
seen upon the streets of Minneapolis. The order
of marching was as follows:
Platoon of Police.
Sir C. Mc C. Reeve, MarshaL
Great Western Band.
Darius Commandery No. 7.
'-•>'•'" First Regiment Band.'
Damascus Commandery No. 1. -';
E. S., C. H. Benton, assistant marshaL
. Coeur de Leon Commandery No. 3.
Germama Cornet Band.
Mankato Commandery No. 4.
Rochester Cornet Band.
Home Commandery No. 5.
Lake City Commandery No. 6.
Sir F. C. Pillsbury, assistant marshaL
Faribault Band, V'
Faribault Commandery No. 8.
• ■ Owatonna Cornet Band.
Cyrene Commandery No. 9,
Red Wing Commandery No. 10.
Sir John T. West, assistant marshal.
j :px Stillwater Band.
Bayard Commandery No. 11.
St. Bernard Commandery No. 13.
'-. J;---: -, Brainerd City Band.
Ascalon Commandery C. D.
E. Sir Fred L. Smith, assistant marshal.
Elgin Military Band.
Chicago Commandery No. 19.
Zion Commandery mounted escort.
. Reception committee.
The line of march being taken up the pro
gramme published in yesterday's Globe was
strictly carried out. Everywhere the . Knights
were greeted with applause.'— ; -_- --. iV- v-,.
'."• At 1 o'clock the party took a Milwaukee train
and went directly to the fair grounds.
YY~ -_ EXHIBITION" DRILL. '■ ■• .
The exhibition drill fook place on the track in
front of the grand stand. It was here that the
most complete surprise ot the day occurred. The
drilling, the execution of the movements of the
manual were truly amazingly correct, and the
ssectacle of the handsomely uniformed and
white plumed Sir Knights as they went through
the various intricate and difficult evolutions with
precision, promptly and without hesitation,' was
magnificent. The sun shone down mercilessly
upon the heavily helmeted heads, but, despite
the sweltering heat, the three commanderies
which took part in this most attractive portion of
the day's programme did not falter, but went de
terminedly through the proud task set beforethem.
The capacious grand stand was well filled and it
is estimated that there were about 5,00 c souls on
the braiserd COJtXANDERT.
Ascolon commandery, from Brainerd, was the
first to appear upon the track. They
were pleasantly greeted with ap
plause from the spectators. They followed
the Brainerd City band, and had nineteen men in
line. It is the youngest commandery in the
state, and is working under a dispensation, hav
ing been organized only six months ago, and not
having yet received a charter. Sir Knight C. L.
Spaulding was in command. Their evolutions
were of the plain order, but considering the fact
that they had only been under disciplining drill
for but a few months, their profilency was in
deed amazing. They were frequently applauded.
The band also went through very
pretty maneuvres, and are a credit
to a city of the population of Brainerd. Asca
long commandery had not come to the conclave
with the intention of participating in the display,
but in consequence of the declination of some
of the older organizations to drill, the Grand
Captain General, A. M. Shuey, prevailed 'upon
them to make a showing of what a smaller and
more frontier city can do in a case of emergency.
This was followed by a selection by the Elgin
brass band, the piece being the overture from
the"Poet and Peasant.". The band was given room
in the southeast wing of the judges' stand. It
may be well to explain here the reason that the
Chicago commandery engaged a band from Elgin
instead of from their own city for so important
an occasion. The old Lyon & Healey band used
to be engaged by the Chicago Masonic organiza
tions, but recently that band broke up. and the
only other first-class band is now playing for the
Cticag races. Y'.;~- ..Y
-~ : :^li:r. DARIUS COXHAXDERT.
The drum corps of Geo. N. Morgan post,
Grand Army of the Republic, headed the Darius
Commandery of the East side, under command
of Sir Knight T. M. Levering. As the com
mandery marched up from the lower c ntrance to
the track down toward the three-quarter mile
post, the audience cheered. The columns
were '. straightand regular, and each Sir Knight
in the , " ranks stepped in true
military.- style. Their right: and left open
I order j movement elicited , applause and was
handsomely executed. . Their sword manual was
also good. . They marched to slow music, and the
commands were given at. infrequent intervals.
No bad breaks were made from beginning to end.
The drum corps played that old war times sons,
"The girl I left behind me." and it animated all
J the old veterans within hearing. One of the most
j effective movements executed by Darius was the
| forming of a square, and it brought forth plaudits
j in recognition of its neatness.
At. the close E. Sir .C. H. Benton
stepped out . into the track, - the
command having come to a present swords, and
proposed three cheers. : The vast audience
Then a beautiful floral trtbute,: pyramidical in
form, was brought out and Col. Betton present
ed it to the commandery in the following words:
"Sir Knight Levering and . Knights of Darius
Commandery: The ladies auxiliary to your drill
corps are proud of you. | They are proud of you
because of the excellence of your drilling to-day.
They recognize the fact that you are striving
to J promote brotherly " love, .- and because
| they are .proud ..of you " they
desire mc to present to you this beautiful token
iof their esteem.. Now give three more rousing
cheers for Darius drill corps."
i - The auditors cheered to the echo.
. Sir Knight Love ring I responded, but had be
come so hoarse that he could only be heard with
difficulty a few feet distant. : The following :is
the Durport: .;.■ V ; ;
"Sir Benton and Ladies of the Auxiliary:'"• i v
" : "Allow me to return my sincere thanks for
this beautif tribute." Allow me to thank you
on behalf of my drill corps, for this . exquisite
.testimoniaL".§3'>jg|pßpS&*(fegjig ."■ - • .-."- ~
:>' As the corps wheeled into line the commander
placed the pyramid upon the point of his sword,
and held it exultantly aloft high above his E head
and marched down the track to retire, amid en
thusiastic applause, as the Elgin band struck up
a soul -stirring patriotic' ■ air.: • The : band - then
marhed out upon the track thirty-two strong,
and began a series yf very handsome and neatly
executed movements, and were reluctantly shut
off by the appearance of Zion commandery, which
was to close the exhibition. .The hour was get
ting - late, ..'. the .. committees; having - fallen
way behind the programme regulations, and it
was the evident intention to lose no time in get
ting into the banquet hall. .. .»■.■'.-■
■ -■ ZIOX COXMAXDERT.'?
• Zion commandery is the pride of the Masonic
fraternity of Minneapolis. They are weU disciplin
: ed and have been drilling for years, and as they
marched np to the score on the track preceded
by Danz's superb brass band, it is no wonder that
the audience cheered involuntarily. The Knights
in rank were uniformly dressed in fuU suits,—
black Prince Albert coats, with gauntlets, bright
baldrics, waving plumes, gleaming swords, and
new white dudeish gaiters. There were thirty-two
men in line under the command of A. M. Shuey
and two subordinate officers. It was ' a grand
- Unhappily the commander made ! a wrong or
der at the very outset and broke - the ranks,
bringing about confusion which had its effect
later in the •parade. The music was lively and
the commands came quick and fast. Evolution
followed evolution until the spectator was be
wildered. | The escalon movement by fours ex
cited emphatic applause. - Then came the . at
tractive and difficult escalon movement on the'
center ' section, even more effective
than the first. The double : Greek
cross, Maltese cross, Greek cross oblique, . right
and left wheel, double Greek cross, and | all the
novelties and manceuvers set down in the manual
were carried out. Such a sight was never before
witnessed in our city. The corps .was' particu
larly proficient in "to : the rear, march,"and
their platoon movements were faultless. - If two
or three of the members, who seemed less per
fect than the others, had been left out it would
have been a magnificent and almost faultless ex
hibition of knightly tactics. At the proper mo
ment E. C. Sir Schlcener, in charge of | the ban
ners and pennants, took his position in the
commandery and the ' corps marched off amid
cheers and shouts. ' -V
' The Sir Knights and their invited guests then
found their way to the mammoth mechanical
hall of the fair association, where the long tables !
extended the entire length of the bunding were
loaded and waiting for the banquet. _ ■ V-• I- :
" The Banquet. '"'-"Yi-.V
The vast concourse of people having finally
been seated, R. E. Sir William Lochren, master
of toasts, called the people to order. . He spoke
briefly and pointedly, explaining that it was not
his desire to consume any time unnecessarily
with words. He ' introduced Grand
Prelate P. P. Hubbell, of Winona, the patriarch
Manson, and the oldest in the state, who invoked
divine blessing. , Attention was then turned to
the edibles, which were sumptuous. ,
During the dispatch of the delectables, Danz's
orchestra augmented to forty strong by the Great
Western band of St. Paul, rendered the following
Overture— V V
.'•Orpheus and Eurydice" ....... Offenbach
, '•Kiss from "Merry War" .". Strauss
" "Beggar Student" .Milloecken
■ "Viola" .Jerome Hill
The menue of the banquet was excellent and
served in a most satisfactory manner:" *
, THE WELCOME. ' :"- '•'-'- "=
Hon. G. A. Pillsbury, mayor of Minneapolis,
delivered the address of welcome. He said:"- <
"Sir Knights -of Minnesota and visitors"and
gentlemen and ladies. "
On behalf of the citizens of Minneapolis I ex
tend to you a cordial and sincere welcome to our
city. To myself, I assure you this is an occasion
of unusual pleasure, and it is an occasion of
great pleasure to the inhabitants of our . city: to
welcome you here. You are following after
those brave and chivalrous Masons who estab
lished the order in defence of Christian religion
in ancient times, and it is an order which has ex
isted for centuries. It afforded me great pleas
ure, as well as the citizens,' to witness the J excel
lence with which the drill was performed this
afternoon. I" will say, because I know our Min
neapolis organizations will, not feel offended at
it, that the i young command. from Brainerd
is "deserving of more than"- ordinary credit, and,
considering the short time since its organization
it drills the best of them all. You wiil
find that the Sir Knights of- Minneapolis
will receive yon with open arms. I hope your
sojourn here will be - pleasant, and that
you will have a pleasant return • to your homes.
I thank you for the honor in according me this
pleasure." ■■'■■, V -
The first toast "Grand Commandery" was an
nounced, and R.'.E.-. G.\ C.\ W. G. Bronson,
responded as follows;
- '■Sir ■ Knights, and gentlemen and ladles:
Eighteen years have been added to the long line
of years marking the onward march of time since
that period in the history of Templarism in this
jurisdiction, when those true and dauntless Sir
Knights, Ames,'Plerson,'McMasters, Prescott
and their - earnest : and valiant
confreres, strong in the faith,
which was in them, unfurled the symbolic stand
ard of our order, and:- at ' our capital city of St.
Paul held the first grand conclave of the Grand
commandery of Minnesota. Time indeed works
wonders. Then - but four : command
eries were : represented. To-day .'. four
teen duly chartered and two working
under a dispensation comprise a membership of
1,300 valiant Knights: Does this not demonstrate
in the strongest manner possible that the seed so
auspiciously sown eighteen years ago has yield
ed, and under God I trust will in the future con
tinue to yield fruit most pleasing tons aIL ■■"
Could those who were present at the first grand
conclave who now sleep the sleep that knows no
waking, whose souls, freed from earthly moor
ings, drifted out -.upon' ;that un
known sea which; rolls . "around all
the world, return to earthly scenes once more, I
doubt not the realization of their hopes as evi
denced by this assemblage of . gallant Knights
of fair and beautiful —would fill their
hearts with that deep sense of pride and joy
which words cannot fittingly express.
He who looks beneath the surface, subjecting
each and every outward fact and symbol to the
crucial test of cool, calm, impartial judgment,
fails not to discover that an order' gathering , in
its ranks the strong, representative element : of
the state and nation, must appeal to something
stronger and more permanent in the heart .of
man than the mere love of ostentatious display, for
vanity gratified would scon fall and die, killed by
that on which it fed. ' What are waving, plumes',
baldrics and gleaming swords but the outer shell
—covering and concealing the rich kernels 3of
truth, justice " and mercy unrestrained waiting
witfiin, . the ; outward. insignia distinguishing
and identifying the true Knight from the Squire
who must yet earn his • spurs after a long pil
grimage of patience, warfare and faith.
Much has been said, much has , been written,
panegyrics I and | glowing tributes: . offered
at the shrine -of ; Templarism. -• Pil
grimages have been - made - to - its
triennial conclaves rivalling in extent and Idis
stances overcome, those of earlier centuries,
having for their object a view of the sepulchre
of Christ strong held in their thrall prof am i to
day throughout the length and breadth of this
fair land. The signs under. which we conquer,
stamps him who fights beneath the banner of a
truly grand, glorious cr.use. •: -
In the years gone by the grand commandry of
Minnesota, .while advancing steadily and
strongly .. upon it, upward V and
onward course, . has " ■ been governed
in extending its lines by the sole aim and desire
to lay its foundation broad : and . deep : that the
superstructure reared thereon may be faultless in
its construction, strong in its * relative parts: ' a
model of architectural beauty,capable in the hour
of trial of resisting an invulnerable front to on
slaughts no matter from whence they come.there
by bringing to a glorious . realization the object
and purpose of • that grand chivalric ; order, of
which it is a constituent part.
Fraters its past has been, its present is, may
its future continue to be founded on the rock of
God's immutable providence; , may his cloud
shelter It by day; may his pillar of fire .• guide it
throng h the darkest hour of the night.
"The Ladies" was the next toast, and '. Sir E.
M. Wilson had been assigned the duty of mak
ing the response.but in his absence E.-. G.-.R.-.
Thos. S. Parvey.was "drafted into | the' army.''
He spoke in a happy vein, and excited consider
able merriment, and closed with : a sentimental
strain. YY . '. - - •-.'■■ •■■■■ --; .-.
■'; "I am satisfied that the toastmaster has made
a slight mistake in calling upon - me. - I come
among you a stranger and you can .aU see how I
have been taken in. I will address myself to
the Sir Knights and ladies, and will respond "to
the toast as best I can V: It is customary, espe
cially at this time of the year, to instruct'any one
who is to represent you. lam here absolutely
without any instructions from the ladies lam
sure that had the ladies been left to I select some
one to answer to -. > this ; tost : they - would
never have - ceen satisfied 4-. with
ue. They would have »V chosen
some younger - • and •: Vat , least t handsomer
man._; In .; riding, upon the cars in ..coming
to this conclave, I was struck with the beauty of
the back ground furnished by > the fresh* ereen
foliage of the hills in the distance, , A picture is
incomplete : without ;an:.artistic : and effective
back ground. I apprehend the ladles here as
sembled furnish that back ground to set out the
Knight '• Templars. v It affords me .no common
pleasure to witness so many ladies assembled:
I have - been '"' a Knight Templar for "a
quarter -- of •-'- a -'' century, but would not give
a snap of my finger . for a gathering of this char
acter unless ladies were present to grace the oc
casion. The ladles will remain conspicuous and
honored so long as Knight Templarism exists in
this land of freedom and | liberty.; The Knights
will gather in civic or' battle: array, and bravely
defend the ladles. We are .; glad to be with you,
and are gland you take a lively interest in our
order. It is a matter of great interest to us as
we see the V husband, the brother, the
father . come - home - •with • them, ." and we
feel that they have an interest In this gathering
aud as you go out you may, rest assured the la
dies will ever be at your side Ito give you .' en
couragement and bless : you with their sweet
smiles." ■ I am here from the I grand jurisdiction
of lowa. • There was a ' time when - Minnesota
and lowa were in one jurisdiction and as I came,
I know not when I left lowa and came Into the
jurisdiction of Minnesota. Suffice it, I know I
am among Knight Templars and the ladles are
with us to help us in onr work." ; .-.
was the next toast, and the response. was' made
by G.-. C.v W. C. Williston:
"■. "Those of the craft will recollect the history of
the noble old craftsman who said, 'That which I
have purposed I have performed.' . The Sir
Knights of Darius - and Zion commanderies of
Minneapolis, have purposed to entertain us, and
right royally . have thejr performed what they
purposed. They may well say 'what
I-. have j purposed I•' -: have performed.'
There has been a slight mistske in the toasts. I
could have more fittingly responded to' the toast
just preceding this. Xow, all who see me know
lam a typical ladies' man. - But I will take up
where I left off. It worries •- mc to undertake to
tell what is and what is not not Knight Templar
ism. -1 know what it was to-day. It was per
spiration, and lots of it. I . like the drill,
especially when some V one else does
it, V I admire - the music, : especially
when there are two bands in a procession playing
two tunes at the same time, and in two different
times. : I will not attempt to surround the order
with antiquity. . A man cannot naturally be par
ticularly admired just because :he . may be
covered with moss. We speak of it as we enun
ciate. ' The corner stone of our order is the
Christian religion.- Yet j the ■ order: in reality is
just what the individual members make it. Every
time a Sir Knight draws his sword the significant
emblem emblazened thereon speaks to him of
an exemplified and glorified redeemer. * It anni
mates all that is pure, good and noble in our na
ture. The order is no place for a drunkard,
for the ' miscreant . or ' the - " libertine.
It is not a place when men speak of woman ex
cept as the pure, holy being which her; maker
designed. . Ours is truly an emblem j worshiped
by all humanity. It is for us to say whether the
institution shall be veritably what it was de
signed for, or for mere display^ It is a question
you cannot treat without preaching a sermon and
therefore not just the thing for the banquet
table." Y.-^ "~ -.^Y-Y'Y-Y^^ :r/<YY
THE GEAXD LODGE.
The next toast announced was "The Grand
Lodge, A. F. &A; M. of Minnesota," and was
responded to by Eminent Sir C. H. Benton, in the
absence of the grand master, H. R. Denny.
"There has been so much talk.ng going on
that I could not get a word in edgewise. I want
to make a pleasant • announcement' before I say
anything about. toasts. We have a generous
hearted citizen among us, a Minneapolis whole
sale .merchant, who has made a timely provision.
He wishes me tto present to you—l mean the
gentlemen, the Sir Knights, of course—an ample
supply of - first • class - cigars. The gentleman's
name is Vincent. Xow Ito the toast. We, the
members of the grand lodge are plain people.
We . do . not _ put •on as much style
as do the grand commandery - folks. We
don't ' wear quite as -fine clothes.
We don't spend all our money for feathers and
baubles." We don't care very much for pomp
and show, but none the less • the grand lodge
feels proud, jlt feels above the grand command
ery. .We have been in existence thirty years;
you have only had a career sf twenty years. We
have 150 lodges with a membership of 10,000,
but yon only have fourteen commanderies with a
total membership of 2.000.. Moreover, the grand
lodge is .. the source from ' which you
sprang. Were it not for ' the
grand lodge' there would ; not be ■ a
grand commandery. We feel precisely toward you
as a father does toward" a great, big . overgrown
son or daughter. Yet, we are ■ proud of the
child. There is not another grand • commandery
that could make as creditable a street display as
was made to-day. The excellence of the drill
was a surprise. The loftiest monuments, the
brightest lights of human genius shines down
through the domes of the past like bright stars
from a fixed firmament." The speaker then re
cited the ancient history, in abstract, -of the or
der. - During - the ' opening - portion of
the response the speaker was frequently inter
rupted by the laughter which he provoked.
The toast master stated that he held in his
hand a letter from his excellency Governor Hub
bard, expressing his regrets at his inability to be
in attendance. • Y'Y-Y
-■ Sir W. H. Sanborn responded eloquently and at
some length to the toast "The Drill." - He took
his - hearers ' back into antiquity, and re
viewed the ■ achievements of the Sir Knights
from the crusade to the - present
time. He . paid glowing tributes to
the brave and dauntless commanders of the or
der during the dark ages, and depicted their de
termined struggles in the defense of Christianity
and humanity. - * -
THE TWIK CITIES.
. The response to the last toast of the banquet
which followed a musical selection • rendered b
the First Regiment band, was the happiest of
the day and provoked any I amonnt of genuine
merriment. It was by Sir J. H. Murphy and the
toast was "The Twin Cities."
•"I do not think it just correct that one of the
speakers should try to prejudice the hearers
in. his favor by presenting . them with
Havanas previous to his talk. But as he has
done It, I'll make a proposition. Come down to
St. Paul and I'll give every one of you some of
Dr. Murphy's pills.' lam to speak of the twin
cities. - That means St. Paul and Minneapolis. I
ought to know as much about them as any man
in existence. ;- I was there professionally when
they both were born. Now, wken St. Paul was
born It was a little, puny, .'schrunty* thing, and it
was an open question wnether it was worth
saving or not. We wrapped it up in an Indian
blanket and nursed it, and great goodness how it
has grown. My hand .. also'- brought
Minneapolis into life. It was a fine child. They
said it had a birth mark. I didn't believe it but
I looked it all over carefully . and , sure ' enough
there was a mark. It looked like a circular saw,
Then the sunshine and rains made the wheat
grow and the child appeared to change. I looked
it over again and I found the mark had changed.
Now it looked like, Instead of a circular saw, like
the head of a flour flarrel, and, as Donnelly once
said, it was branded across the broadest . part • of
the body. When there are twins in the family
there is unavoidably more or less strife. One
will look a little prettier than the other;
one will ..„ have '".'. a little ; the best
clothes; one V will -be given - a little
the most privileges. One will perhaps be a little
the largest. , This jealousy will exist until - the
twins become of age. We have, all this . time,*
done everything we could : conceive "■. to unite
them. The religions people took up the matter
and built Hamline university half way . between
them, but that did not seem to accomplish much."
Education and religion failed. Then :we tried
politics. - These two great cities got together in
a political convention, but did they harmonize i
No. That night. they would .' scarcely speak
together. - The v great Theodore Thomas . was
sent for. '', He sent and got a - sweet singer j from
Sweden, '. and they all sung and fiddled, and
fiddled ard snng, and they made a bad mess of it.
The affair broke up in a row. ,V The next thing
done was to bring the Sir Knights .together.
There was no pulling then; it was . perfectly har
monious. Through the instrumentality of the
Knights Templar band these two cities - will be
brought together. . They will eat at the same
table and drink out of the same , cup,. 'not made
with hands.' ■ That's what will bring
us ■._... together. ." There V is . ' nothing
to prevent them from being united, and it will be
accomplished by these ?reat men, the Sir Knights
of the two cities." .
Danz' orchestra struck up an air as the Knights
and ladies left the banquet nail. . :
A threatening rain storm forbade the ■ dress
parade, which should ' have concluded the exer
cises at the fair grounds, and a terrific! shower
overtook most of the party before the train could
be reached :■ on . Cedar,' avenue. - Those , gay
white plumes | and handsome j uniforms looked
much the worse : from' the thorough drenching
which they received. ..'
The day closed most auspiciously in a grand
ball in Armory . hall in ; the ; evening.;..; Danz"s
orchestra ; supplied ." the - music ' and .-, played a
promenade concert, opening the evening's festiv
ities, of which the following was the programme:
.March—Salvlni. ."'..'.'".. V. Rossari
Overtureßival .":..'. :.-..: Pettee
Selection— Vestale ;.".;.'."....... .'.Mercadante
Woman's L0ve..'..'. .....::.". ."'.Fahrbach
Medley-Yankee Tickle ....':.;..Beyer
Gavotte—Our Little Nestings :..:.".."..;.Moses
Overture—Pretty as a Picture ...:..;.'".... Catlin
Waltz-—Blue Danube 1.".';.: V......".'.'.'.. Strauss
Selection—Heart and Hand.............Lec0cq
Galop—Tornado .... Y.Y. V...."..... .Bach
.vC The Chicago commsnaery and band left on the
11:15 train, v. The conclave will conclude to-day
with an executive session.
ST. JOHN'S DAY.
The Way it was Observed by the St.
Jean Baptiste Society of St. Paul
" and Comrades.
. Yesterday was St. John's day, and as a . matter
of course was a great day for our French citizens.
Early in the morning they gathered at the French
Catholic church on the corner of Wabashaw and
Exchange streets, which was handsomely decor
ated. Along the walk in front of the church and
on the walk leading to the entrance to the sacred
edifice were placed maple boughs, and over the
gateways was the following Inscription ; " "Vive
St. ! Jean Baptiste." At , 8:30 ■In tne morning
the - St. John's / society." and the
Francaise, of St. Paul, met at the hall of the last
named organization, and at 8 o'clock they moved
to V the church where ■M. V. ' Sapalus
and other priests celebrated mass. j A very in
teresting sermon by Rev. . Father Guillot, of
Watertown, Minnesota. - The societies, after the
services at the church formed " a procession and
marched to '■ the Union depot,' where they took
the 10 o'clock train on the St. Paul & . Duluth
road and went to White Bear lake.
AT WHITE BEAU.
It was truly Frenchman's day at White Bear.
He had taken possession of the lake and grounds,
and was enjoying himself to the fullest extent.
The day at the lake was all that could be desired,
except perhaps it was a little warm, but. every
body had come for : enjoyment, and . they un
doubtedly had it. While the older and steadier
ones were gathered around the speakers' stand,
listening to the speeches, the younger ones were
promenading through the grove, out boat riding,
and enjoying the occasion as best they could. It
.was a jolly crowd, and a good time for a French
man, but it was no place for a person that could
not speak French. The person there that could not
speak French was lost indeed, for it was exclu
sively a Frenchman's day, and he enjoyed ■ it in
true French style. ' • , < - -
■ The steamer made Its excursion trips across
the lake and was well crowded with the happy
pleasure seekers. Sail boats and row boats were
also in active demand. About 4 o'clock a sud
den squall came up on the lake, and a small sail
boat was caught out about half a mile from shore.
The occupants did not know how to manage the
boat, but had the good: sense, when they saw
they could do nothing, toward managing the
boat, to sit down and not try. The ' boatmen on
shore : soon saw that there was trouble in the
boat, and one cf . them : took a row : - boat
and went out and ' ; brought the
sail boat in. Beyond this slight : scare the fes
tivities were uninterrupted by anything to mar
their pleusure. -,-,-Y -r.--.-y.' . -Y. ; ~ :
The game of Lacrosse did not draw much of a
crowd. It was not a match game, nor one club
against another, but was simply an exhibition
game, between two teams - from the St.Paul
club. '. .-'■ V .-•'--'YY-
There were fully 2,000 people on the grounds.
St. Paul was represented more largely than any
other city, but | Minneapolis, Little C anada and
Stillwater were well represented. The 7
o'clock train to St. Paul brought ten cars filled
with passengers, and a more jovial crowd was
never pulled by a locomotive.
Allan Pinkerton Dying.
I Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, June 24.A11an Pinkerton, the found
er of the Pinkerton detective system, is lying at
the point of death at his residence, 554 West
Monroe street. There is little hope of his re
covery, owing to his advanced age, loss
of vitality, and it was said by "Billy"
Pinkerton, his son, to-day that he might live no
longer than an hour and might hold out several
days. .In his opinion recovery was almost im
possible. Mr. Pinkerton L suffering from the
effects of material fever contracted during his
visit tothe south last spring.
An Independent Document.
.r New York, June 24. —At a meeting of the
Independent Republican .. committee . to-day,.
Carl Schurz presiding, an executive commit
tee was appointed, consisting of Carl Schurz,
Horace E. Deming and E. A. Doty, to be in
creased by two other members, whose duty it
shall be to prepare immediately aY document
addressed to the Republican voters through
out the country setting forth the reasons why
they should not vote for Blame and J Logan.
The circular previously issued has been wide
ly distributed. ; V.vY-YY
Murder at East Saginaw-
East Saginaw, Mich.', June 24.The body
of a young man, , supposed to be named
Zweole, was found floating in the river this
morning with his head crushed, and bearing
other evidence of foul play. He was the son
of an old German grocer in" this city. An
investigation is in progress.
Death of Dr. Miller.
Dr. Miller, the well known druggist, on Ex
change street, died last night at 9 o'clock, at St.
Luke's hospital. He was the oldest druggist in
city, and was a man of noticeable peculiarities.
He has been in failing health for some time,
and a few weeks ago went to St. Lukes hospital
where he died last evening. His age was seventy
three years. :;-..
'■■■'■:>:'.. After a Requisition.
Last evening County Attorney Wilson.of Good
hue county, arrived in St. Paul for the purpose
of obtaining a ~ requisition: for Sam Tripp, the
horse thief who shot the city marshal at I Zem
Gives Special Bargains in
dough & Warren Organs.
96; E. , Third street, - ._ St. Paul
J-^» PACIFIC Railroad
¥ 1 VTiCI Over 1,000,000 Acres In Mer-
I SI it, 11% kesota; 8,000,000 Acres in
lifl 11 I rkl« South Dakota; v 19,000,000
UlAlia/N/l Acres in Montana : 1,750,000
Acres in Idaho, and 13,000,000 Acres is Wash
ington and Oregon. These fertile lands are for
sale on easy terms at prices ranging chiefly
FROM S3 TO So PER ACRE.'
:. The Northern Pacific country is the newest re
gion '. open for settlement, but the richest is
statural resources. Its 1 exceptionally fertile
soil, well watered surface, fine wheat and farming
lands,; best of. cattle grounds, large bodies of
timber, rich mining districts, healthful climate,
great navigable waters, and grand commercial
opportunities are the chief attractions which in
vite a large population. ' ' - <.'Y-;;vy •
M 10,818,433 acres, or more than ham
of all the Public Lands disposed of in
1883 were- taken up in the prosperous
Northern Pacific country. ; ."./'.-;■
~AQ C\ Acres of government land- Free to Set-
TtOU tiers under the United States Land
''"JIT/ A "PQ and publications descriptive of
IrJLxi-i the railroad and government
lands sent tree. ' ' .
Apply to or address ;.' .R. J. WEMYSS, •
.:. General Land Agent ;
Or," Chas. B. Laxsors, Land Commissioner, . '
.-'. '.."■■ St. Paul. Minn. -. :.*■'■ '■;
': FOR -
PAUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FIRST
Proposals for. the purchase of $50,000 (fifty
thousand dollars) . of j the j St.' | Paul : Chamber of
Commerce thirty year fire per cent, first mortgage
bonds, will be received at the office of .the Secre
tary of the Chamber, until 12 noon, on 30th June,
1884,' marked "Proposals for Bonds." , Y.Y-Y -" ;
V The bonds are in denominations of 31,000 each,
and are secured by a first mortgage on the build
ing site and improvements of the Chamber. '■?'£, Y"
'" Interest is payable semi-annually with exchange
on New York."7" The I bonds | are \ dated 1 Ist July,
1884, and run tothe St. Paul Trust Co.",orbearer.-
V No proposals for less than par will be accepted.
. JOHN B. SANBORN, President.V"
je19,82,24,87,29 " - -
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■' Chicago, May 31st.
Messrs. Dyer & Howard, St. Paul and Minneapo
■ lis: Y*.Y/J
■_ Gents—Being advised that you are the gene
ral agents for the Messrs. Haines Bros. Piano
fortes, and desiring to have one for my private
use during my stay in your city, I beg to request
that you will kindly send an upright to my hotel.
Very respectfully yours,
MRS. M. C. THAYER.
418 Wabashaw street.
Sohmer and other Pianoes, New and Second Hand.
New England, Smith, American, Bay State and
• SCHALL AX JOS.
Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise,
at lowest prices and best terms. . 130-ly
For Pianos & Organs
. For Easy and Best Terms,
§ For Catalogues and Lowest Prices.
For Agencies and Territory. ' Address
C. W. YOUNGMAN,
115 E. Seventh street. ST. PAUL. ..-**_
JOHN J. HETHERINGTON.
. y*- . ~
GRAND OPERA HOUSE'
L. X. SCOTT, Manager.
THree Niflits. and One Matinee!
Thursday, June 26th!
J. E HAM
In the Laughable Comedy,
Pronounced by the press and public the funniest
• , -'- PLAY OX record;" y;-;~y
■_ Seats now on Sale. Prices as usual. :-~j
?.'■-: -'-'; '-:/*:; " CLOTHING. '
This is a case of absent
mindedness, the boy
seems to have got the
worse of the exchange
of hats but he will soon
be reconciled, as his fa
ther is taking him to
"THE BOSTON" for a
■ ■. , •■■? '■■ ■ ■ ■-■■ *
new Summer outfit. Be
sides a full stock of Sum
mer Suits and Odd Gar
ments for men's wear,
we. have everthing that
a parent might call for
to clothe the boy.
ALPACA m SEERSUCKER GARMEITS,
Mm SUITS m ODD TROUSERS,
SHIRT WAISTS.™ SAILOR SUITS,
.. AIDI STRAW HATS.
The heated term has
made business boom
with us. For the last
three or four days we
have had all that we
could attend to.
One-Pricß Mil House,
; . .'-..'. ".:.'.■.'.'. '. .' Y. ; . - . y- ' •
Cor. Third and Robert Sts.r