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Office Chief Signal Officer, I
Washington, 1). C, Aug. 11, 3:56 p. m. f
Observations taken at tha same momeDt ol
Unit- at ail stations named.
Ul'i'EK MISSISSIPPI VAI.I.KT.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
M.Pnul 89.88 71 SW Clea
Ln Crosse 89.94 69 S Cleai
rtar. Ther. Wind. Weatner
Bismarck. . 99.71 72 S Fab
Ft Carry 89.57 71 S lia/..
1 89.77 69 B Clea
QuapeUe 29.80 61 N Clea
bt. Vincent 89.68 7() S Clea,
HOBTHEBN BOOKT MOUNTAIN SLOPK.
Bar. Ther Wind. Weather.
Ft. Asslnsbolne. 89.78 75 N'W Cleni
it. Bnford 89.67 7f NW Cles
Ft. Coster 89.70 78 E Clea;
Helena 89.80 75 SW Cloudy
Huron, D. T 89.80 78 S Cloudy
Medicine Hat. ...89.48 7a NE Cloudy
liar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 89.99 66 NE Cloud
DAILY LOCAL MHANS.
Ilnr. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
' 7-1.8 69.1 SW Clea.
Amount rainfall. .00: Maximum thermometei
69; i.iiiiiiiiuin thermometer 0-.5; daily range
J! lvcr— Observed height 8 feet, 6 inches.
Rise in twenty-four DOOM), S inches.
Full in twenty-four honrs, 0 Inches.
Not — /'/i "■■-/' ball" It dropped daily (Sun
■ Via flagstaff on '/•••■ 'Fir
i(- Marin* building, corner of third and Jack
i !ts, at noon, "Central Tim-," a.< deter
mined at Oarltton College observatory.
Note— Barometer corrected lor temperature
P. F. Ltoks,
Sergeant, Stgnai Corps, U. S. A.
Wasiiiniitox, Aug. 10, 1 a. m. — For the nppto
ppi, generally fair weather, southed.-.
winds, slight rise of temperature. For the Mis
souri valley, generally fulr weather, sontherlj
windl and slight rise of temperature.
Democratic Congressional Con
\ De locratic l 'invention of the Third Con-
District of lhe State of Minnesota
I > calle i to meet In the Village of Qlencoe
■ : . , the 90th day nr August, ihsl at
o . _.. for the purpose of nominating a
• who (hall be elected a member of Ottn
!_'.-- li. m and for said district at the next cusu
ii uneral election.
i of Kpresentation fixed for said Con
ventii.ii, la one delegate for each county of the
i.; trlct, and one delegate for each two hundred
I votes or major Fraction thereof, cast ai
ral election for the Democratic can
i ate r '-r Governor. The several counties of
ict will, on this basis, be entitled to re
.it ion as follows :
Carve* — 6 Keeker 6
Chippewa 9 ResrrQla .j
Dskots B Rice s
Goodhue 7 Scott 7
Ksndlyohl l Swift -i
Total Delegation 69
EDWARD C. sTKINtiEK,
Chairman of the Con'l Com., Third Dist.
First IHstrict Congressional Convention.
The Democracy of the Firct congressional dis
trict of Minnesota, will meet in delegate conven
tion in the city of Albert Lea, on Tuesday, the
M day of September next, at 11 o'clock a. m.
for the purpose of placing in nomination a can
didate for congress, and transacting such other
business as the convention may deem necessary.
The appointment of delegates is made upon the
basis o| one delegate for each county and one
for every one hundred and fifty voter;"— and
major fraction thereof — cast for A. Bierman for
Congress in IBBS.
The counties comprising saM district will,
therefore, be entitled to send delegates as fol
Dodge 5 Ilouston 8 Steele 8
Fillmore.... 9 Slower 8 Wabashaw. .lS
Freeborn.... 7 Olmstead.. .11 Winona 81
By order of the Committee.
C. F. Buck, Chairman.
WntoXA, July M, ISB4.
TESTE KDA Y'S~ MARKETS.
The local grata and produce markets were
fairly active yesterday, with prices 6omewhat
weaker. Wheat at Milwaukee declined ?*c and
at Chicago »ie. Corn was also lower, closing
1 \c below Saturday's close. Oats closed at
2.V for August, and 24 *»c for September. The
corner on pork at Chicago has advanced the price
at St. Paul to SIS. Stocks opened heavy and de
pressed on account of suspension of Wall street
bank, and prices declined to 1 ->, per cent. In
the afternoon developed strength of Missouri
Ptottc turned the market, sdd a better tone pre
vailed. The market closed Irregular and com
pared with Saturday's closing figures, shares were
with a few exceptions %to 1 4 lower. Mining
stock was dull.
1 1 i n__f»'a platform, '-Tell the Truth."
Tuk Cincinnati Germans repudiate Blame.
Tins i* a bad year for ex-speakers, Mr.
Very few Repnolicau papers have heard
Kb. BMSBKBMM says there will be no rep
. of the fraud of l'sTo.
Mr. Blaise's friends do not wish to hear
anything about bis Kentucky episode.
Jack LogaX has been sailing up and down
Long Island Sound as the guest ot John
***»—_, the great consumer ol the American
navy. "A man is leu own by the company
Sixty or seventy cents a day is all that
any workingmun should ask. — J. G. Blame.
James G. Biaixe was a delegate from
Maine to Know Nothing convention held at
Philadelphia in ISSG.
Fokeigxeks should not be allowed to vote
until tbey have lived twenty-one years in this
country. — J. G. Blame.
The weather is at a stage iust now that
will permit Mr. Blame's having another sun
stroke. It might be useful.
Kansas has eight ex-Governors. A man
who is so unfortunate as to get into that
otlice is mighty glad to get out of it.
At a picnic of ironworkers in New York
recently a vote was taken and 47 of the men
declared for Blaiue and 792 for Cleveland.
TnE United States is paying Register of the
Treasury Bruce a large salary to spend his
time in Ohio at work for Blame and Logan.
The wheat crop this year is estimated at
ten bushels for every man, woman and
child in the country, including Indians not
Jack Logan is suffering acutely from
"mouth disease," and it is now given out
that as a means of relief he will be put on
the stump in September.
The Philadelphia Chronicle gives it as the
reason why James G. Bluine will be defeated
Is because the people don't want a President
they can't trust without a bell punch.
The truly j;ood Republicans have a great
strain put upon them to admire the '-pure
morality" of President. Arthur, and to stop
iiieir ears at: the. ''iu/J,iscretions" of James
-.;. Biaine.- JtwiH
John Little, nominated on tbe 574 th
ballot to succeed Keifer is a wool grower, and
a ''wooden man" to boot. Keifer had power
enough to prevent a satisfactory nomiua-
Liou, and so had some revenge on his ene
Ben Bl'Ttekworth has been nominated
tor Congress . by the Republicans of one of
the Cincinnati districts (Ist Ohio.) Ben has
ieeu beaten s*} oiten that when be goes down
igain it will f Uurt him very little. It's only
:nc regular thing.
?u ... _>
With a wan and ghastly smile the P. P.,
-ays Mr. Watterson says that the story ot
Elaine's Kentucky episode is uutrue. The
sickly P. P. is as unfortunate in its witness
is the grand old party is in its candidate.
Nobody believes either.
MS. Baru-ak chairman of the Ohio Demo
vatic State committee says of the prospects
d that state: "We will have a hard light,
>f course, but our chances are better than
they were last year when we carried the state
>y 13,000 majority. I think we will do bet
er than that this year."
EtEFUBLIOAN campaigns are now cxclus
vely managed by the Star Route rascals,
.ii 18S0, Star Route Dorsey was manage,r-in
hief, bought Indiana and did a few other
■ il things. Star Route Steve Elkins is chic;
nanager this year. It requires the experi
-11 cc of a Star Route thief to run the Repub
"We oppose sumptuary laws which vex
the citizens and interfere with individual
iberty; we favor honest civil service rc
orm; the separation of church and state.
md the diffusion of free education by com
non schools, so that every child in the land
nay be taught the rights and duties ol
-itizensliio." — Democratic Platform.
Tin: Republicans of the Erie (Perm.) con
cessional district arc all "struck in aheap
iy the nomination of Hon. William L Scott
18 candidate for congress. The more sal
ons ones practically give up the district, aud
I Mr. Scott is not elected every one will lx
lisappointed. lie may be defeated, butouh
y the most desperate arts of the opposition.
A contemporary says that of flfty-flvt
onspieuous Union generals forty-nine wen
Democrats and six were Republicans. Tin
atter were General Banks, who was called
"Stonewall Jackson's commissary;" Car,
-churz, now a vigorous "Independent;"
Prank Hiair, Franz Slgel, Thomas Ewim
md 11. W. Blocnm. Of these original Re
publicans Frank Blair died a Democrat ano
the others are now Democrats.
The chairman of the Republican national
ci mi mittee has growr. rich by the importa
tion of foreign contract labor, to the impov
erishment of American laborers. As long
jgo as ISG7 be went to Europe nud imported
laborers, and upon their arrival turned out
Lhe American laborers in his employ. Hr
was tie- first man at Pittsburg to import and
-mploy foreign labor. He hopes Mr. Blame
may be elected so that he aud his friends
may enjoy the profits of their system of im
ported white slave labor.
Ex-Speaker Colfax was driven into pri
vate life by reason of his dabbling In Oaks
Ames' Credit mobilier stock. Ex-Speaker
Keifer who "lobbed" his political influence
and official power has just been thrown over
board. Ex-Speaker Blame who repeatedly
sold his Influence while at the bead of the
House is no better than these men whom
public opinion has condemned and driven
into retirement, has captured the nomina
tion for president. Where is the consistency.
How burdensome is the party collar.
Seoretart Chandler has just paid a visit
to his place of residence when he is not en
sured in the lobby at Washington, or hold
ing an office for the benefit of John Roach,
Portland, New Hampshire. He sailed into
the town on a government shin which he un
lawfully converts to his own use. The day
after his visit the municipal election was
held and a Democratic mayor and Demo
cratic council chosen for the first time since
LB5B. If Chandler will visit the other towns
they will all go Democratic too, and may go
that way even if he keeps away.
The Minneapolis Tribune and St Paul Des
patch were tierce to publish all the false and
disgusting details of the scandal story in
vented relative to Gov. Cleveland. Both of
these papers studiously ignore the Blame scan
dal. If they had refused ad mittance to the
Cleveland scandal on the ground of decency,
they would have had some basis to rest upon
but they demonstrated that no filth was too
great, no lie too false for them to reproduce.
TheGLOBE concedes that the Blame scandal
isunflt for any decent paper, any
where, to print, bui it is exactly In
the line of the Tribune and Dispatch, and
they ought, by all means, to reproduce
IU They have shown that they are inherently
indecent and nasty, and can have no objec
tion to printing it on account of vulgarity.
The P. P., when the Cleveland scandal
came up, assumed a virtue when it had it
not. It excluded lt on the first day, and
then went to work to pick it out in piece
meal, and no paper in the United States has
been so indecent or published so much of
the nastiness as they have. Of coarse it pub
lished the Blame scandal because of its ex
cessive dirtiness. That is what it likes.
These are samples of the self assumed virtue
of the Republican papers. They are willing
to be nasty when it ain't their own animal
that is gored.
CAN'T GO JINGO BLAINE.
Rev. Sylvester Dowles, of Brooklyn. N. V..
a life long Republican, announces his par
pose to vote for Cleveland.
fifty Republicans of- Watcrtown, N. X.,
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1884.
have signed the roll of Independents, and
will vote for Cleveland and Hendricks.
At Rockville, Maryland, the first man to
sign the roll of the Cleveland Democratic
club was Lieutenant A. H. Fletcher, U. S.
N., heretofore a Republican from his youth
Judge Bynura. for twenty years an influ
ential Republican from North Carolina, has
dropped the Republicans for the reason that
"the Republican party has dropped all prin
ciple and has abandoned Itself to a fight 'for
the spoils." The Judge will work and vote
Every day brings about just such aban
donments of the Republican party.
They are going out in groups, by compa
nies and platoons.
There are a few things the Republicans do
not want to discuss in this campaign, and
among these are: —
The Boss Shepard ring frauds in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The safe burglary iniquity.
The whisky frauds, reaching to the White
The Freedman's Bank swindle.
The Belknap impeachment.
The Robeson naval frauds.
The Sanborn frauds.
The Indian Bureau frauds.
The Pension Bureau frauds.
The Black Friday rascality.
The theft of the Presidency in 1876.
The Indian bribery in ISBO.
The Star Route frauds.
The Mulligan letters. '
And others too numerous to mention, of
enses that ought to have overthrown the Re
publican party long ago, and will surely do
it now. The Republican party must go-
Blame has inspired his mouthpieces to ac
quit him of any responsibility for the passage
of the electoral commission bid. The public
records show that Blame voted against the
bill. Private testimony proves that Blaim
did all in his power to cause its passage.
Positive statement on this point was made
to the editor of the Boston Herald by the lati
Timothy O. Howe, for twenty years senato;
Mr. Blame took a great interest in the
subject. He urged the importance of the
bill. He advocated its passage. Twice Mr.
Blame went to Senator Howe and urged him
to labor with Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, sena
tor from Maine, who sat by his side in the
senate to get Hamlin to vote for the bill.
Mr. Howe declined, replying that Hamlin
was an honest man, who made up his own
mind and stuck to it.
On the final passage of the bill, Mr. Blame
voted against it. He wanted the bill passed,
and became satisfied that it would pass with
out his vote, but he thought it would be bet
ter for his political game to be recordeL
against it. If it passed and the result wen
favorable, no questions would be asked. -I.
the result were unfavorable, he could say :
"Shake not your gory locks at me; I votci.
against the bill."
Au earthquake in this country 13 not alto
gether a novelty, but yet it is not of so fre
quent occurrence as to excite no surprise, at
■a the case with countries lying within vol
canic areas. We are visited occasionally by
this speciese of couvulsion. although it lack.
the severity which characterizes it in Italy
Sicily, and other places made memorable Ln.
lestructlve earthquakes. California, Nevada,
md the mountauious regions of the south
west have been afflicted occasionally, but an
.■arthquake in the eastern states is so uncom
;non as to be regarded as not within the
probabilities of occurrence.
The most noted disturbance of the kind in
-.he country east of the Rocky mountains was
that which commenced at New Madrid, M >
in ISII and which extended for hundreds of
tnilos south of the Ohio river, and which
Listed for several months. During its con
tinuance tiie ground rocked like the surface
jfthe sea in a storm. During the last cen
tury, in 1775, the eastern states were visited
>y an earthquake which seriously shook v
Boston and other ports of New England, ani ,
. ..I '
then, for more than a hundred years
: east was not disturbed. Iv
LS7O there was a shock which came at
far west as Chicago, and passed over thi
northeast corner of the country, affecting thi
city of New York. California has had sev
eral shocks which have done much damage
to property; and the same is true of Nevada,
tt least in one instance in 1871. All abou
us the earthquake abounds in Mexico, tin
West Indies, Central America, and in maa\
portions of South America. Surrounded b>
volcanic regions, it is not strange that w
should receive au occasional vibration ; and
in fact it is strange that we do not experi
ence more than we do.
The shock of Sunday seems to have been
one of conslderal extent, reaching through
sevoral states of the middle and eastern di
visions. In no instance was the movemen!
a severe one, and no destruction either of
life or property bas been reported. It' may
have been the dying away of some move
ment having its origin in some remote vol
canic disturbamce, or possibly it may have
been limited as to cause to the region in
which it is developed. It is somewhat
strauge that, despite all the advances which
have been made by science, the exploration
of earthquakes has not been decisively estab
lished. Early theories were in vogue which
gave way to later conclusions, and these later
ones yet lack the necessary proof to estab
lish them as accepted and irreversible con
It is generally agreed that the shock itself
is something which may be compared to the
undulatory movement of a blanket which is
being shaken ; but the origin of the move
ment is variously ascribed to solar and lunar
tides, to magnetic action, the sudden ex
pansion into steam of water beneath the
crust of the earth, to heat, chemical changes
and to the shrinking of tbe crust of the earth.
It does not greatly ameliorate the condition
of a community subject to the visitation of
earthquakes to know whence they come or
what produces them. There are not known
any measures of prevention; and hence to
most people a knowledge of tbe cause of an
earthquake is more curious than useful. It
is a case which cannot be foreseen, cannot
be quarantined against, cannot be doctored:
it may appear next week, it may not appear
again in the century in the same place; it
may not appear again ever.
There is possibly some calculations which
may be made available for the extraction of
some comforting assurances for the people
who have experienced a shock, more espec
ially here in the north. If it be true that a
movement of the earth is caused by the ex
plosion of water into steam, there is a prob
ability that the location of tbe origin of the
seock will be changed by the explosion, and
hence will not remain to become the origin
of a future explosion . If we suppose that in
a cavity thirty miles within the earth and
just directly beneath Boston, a vast quantity
of water accumulates and which is suddenly
transformed into sterm, it is probable that
the tremendous energy developed will oblit
erate the cavity, that henceforth Boston will
escape another shock.
It is probable that Chicago, New York, or
Boston, or the intermediate country, will be
very largely affected by the presence of
earthquakes. There may be now aud then a
tremor, the ending of some volcanic dis
turbance but nothing more. Tbelmmunlty
enjoyed in the past is to some extent a
guarantee of the future. The probabilities are
that nature has finished the construction of
the earth in this quarter of the globe, and
the crust is shrunk to its proper dimensions.
The earthquake which will, in Novtmber,
shake the Republicans out of the White
boose and tbe other nubile places is the onlj
one of which the people need to have any
Mr. Cleveland has received from W, R. Mc-
Kenzie, of Eufaula, Ala., the left hind foot of a
graveyard rabbit, and emblem of good luck and
a perfect charm against witches, as the planta
tion darkies believe. "L'ucle Remus" Is author
ity for the statement that the possessor of such
a charm is as invulnerable as au Achilles with
armored heels. The foot in question is mounted
is silver and bears the inscription :
"To our next President —
A Talisman of Victory."
Replying to Mr. McKenzie, the recipient of
the charm writes: "I thank you for the gift
and am ready lo confes that such a thing with
such a history ought to accomplish great re
Commenting on the cholera, Nature says: "Of
the future course of the epidemic it is at this
stage almost impossible to speak with any au
thority, but it is very certain that occasional
lulls in the number of attacks — occurrences
which are immediately reported as indicating a
subsidence in the outbreak — cannot be regarded
as having much significance in this respect; for
it is one of the essential characteristics of chol
era, especially iv the early stage of an epidemic,
to exhibit periodic fluctuations both in the nnm
ber and in the intensity of attacks."
Even apart from her future position as' Queen
of the Netherlands, the little Princess Wilhelm
inc of Orange will be the richest woman in Eu
rope. She inherits the whole fortune of her half
orother, the late Priuce of Orange, amounting al
rogether to nearly $800,000. and she is of course
I heir to the vast private possessions of herfather,
I the present King of the Netherlands.
Speaking of Butler as the clown in the political
'ircus, the Boston Journal says: "In Massachu
etts his candidacy will take more votes that
vonld otherwise be given to Mr. Blame than it
.vill from the ranks of the Cleveland men."
Thus with a little push and a little Independent
assistance, the Democrats may be able to carry
he Bay state.
Mn. Joseph M. Blair, of. Richmond, offers a
•irize of §25, or medal of equal value, for the
est essay on "Self-supporting Employment for
ladies in the Southern States, 1 ' aud Mr. George
.V. Mayo, of Richmond, will receive competitive
•ssays till October 15.
A Norwich, Conn,, man set a bantam hen on
deveu quail eggs at 4 o'clock iv the afternoon of
uue 28, and on July 22, at 10 o'clock, had the
-atisf action of seeing eleven young quails step
>at and take a view of his premises. The brood
s doing well.
Since his return from the Polar regions Lieut.
Jreely is compelled to wear the thinnest cloth
ng permissable, and is only thoroughly com
ortable when he enjoys his cigar in the ice
John B. (Sough has announced his unaltera
le determination to vote for St. John and
.'uniel, which, so far as heard from, makes
hre.e of 'em who will positively support that
Minister Lowell continues to lbolc so poorly
hat his physician and friends are urging him lo
ry the waters of Buxton, but President Clevel
and will suggest his return to the beans oi
Don Cameron has left White Sulphur Springs
md has gone with a camping-out fishing party iii
i fiat boat up Elk river, as preliminary prac
iee for the up Salt river expedition in Novera
Mke. Ninktte UK Bousignac, the married
laughter of the late Judah P. Benjamin, in
.lis the principal part of her father's personal
.; b%£B,fwhich amounts to more than 8300,000.
Cot. Bob Ingeiisoll is quite out of polities at
'resent and is enjoying himself with his wife and
wo daughters, ia a protracted tour through
iontana and the entire northwest.
Iv their next visit to this country Henry Irving
erry will be nccompanied by Chief Justice Cole
■ « -on Stephen, who also will bring hi* wife
.-. iili him.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is not at Manches
er-by-the-Sea, but is having a good time at his
ountry place in Beverly Farms-near-tho-Depot.
Logan's first letter of acceptance was written
o a tobacco manufacturer In Virginia, accepting
i paekr.ge of smoking tobacco.
l:l I — -
Street Guide to St. l'aul.
Mr. Everett S. Gcer has just published a "New.
treet Guide and Map of St. Paul." It is a very
omplete and useful book, of 11C pages. The
treets of St. l'aul number 718, and the map is
■> urranged, as to permit the appeurance of all
he new additions, ft very good feature.
Another feature is a list of public halls, public
docks and institutions, principal buildings,
hurches, public and private schools, hack fare,
lorsc car route, etc.
The fire alarm system and the fire alarm tele
X raph is given, also a general business directory.
-\n important feature is the list of obsolete
'streets, which has been carefully provided.
' i'aken all in all, the Guide Is the best document
A the kind ever issued, and a book that every
:-.ian and family will find quite indispensible.
The book is nicely printed, and a credit to its
endorsement of "Pen Pictures" by Rev. E
St. Paul, Minn., July 24, l««i.
My Dear Sir: Ihs "i'( n Pic tares of St. Paul"
f have read with great in'.erest, and while I have
noticed a few typographical errors, they are his
torically very correct. Should they be issued in
took form, it is my intention to purchase a copy
for euch of my children, all of whom were born
in St. Puul. Sincerely,
Edw. D. Neill.
Major T. M. Newson, St. Pan!, Minn.
These series of Pen Pictures are now being
published in the Scndat Globe.
A Victim ol Sunstroke and HI
About 9 o'clock last evening Joseph Mur
phy, residing with his married sister on
north Fort near Sixth street, nearly opposite
the eymnasium, while surrounded by seven;]
members of the family, drew a pocket knifp
aud attempted to cut his throat. He might
have succeeded had not his actions been ob
served by those preecnt who restrained the
young man from fully executing his rash de
The services of Dr. Hand were imme
diately brought into requisition and the
slight seam in his throat was stitched up, he
having only succeeded in inflicting a sur
face gash which did not sink deeper than the
skin. The patrol wagon was then called and
he was removed to St. Joseph's hospital,
where at last accounts, be was getting along
It Is considered by those who have known
Murphy for some time past, that the deed
was attempted while he was laboring under
a fit of temporal— Insanity, aggravated by
direct physical causes. About three y?ars
ago he was a victim to sunstroke, since when
his mind has been unsettled and the extreme
hot weather of yesterday is said to
have had a most distressing effect upon
him. From information elicited last night
it is thought he must have had a partial sun
stroke yesterday. As a further cause the act is
partially attributed to neurallgia of tbe jaw,
from which he bas suffered «ioce the draw
ing of a couple of teeth a few days ago.
He is about twenty-five years of age and a
youne man of temperate and industrious
habits, having for some time past been en
trusted with the care of several horses be
longing to Mr. Chas. Groff. He Is a singic
m 37 j no motive for the act could be as
certained other than the theory of derange
ment above given.
Mrs- White Kecoveriwr.
Mrs. White, injured in the runaway acci
dent on Seventh street on Saturday after
noon was able to sit up yesterday for tbe \
first time since the accident, her head having
been quite badly though not seriously in- .
jured. On the afternoon of the accident
Mrs. White and her husband had been out
to the cemetery to visit the grave of their
child they bad buried bat a few days pre
; vious. I
THE CAPITOL SHAMS-
Further Evidence of Neglect of tha
There was great consternation at the state
capitol yesterday over tho development
which had taken place in that structure ove;
Sunday, while the occupants of the several
offices in the south and east wings were ex
ceedingly nervous as to their safety, and
Judge Berry ordered Col. Taylor to close the
state library, that being more immediately
threatened if the roof should come tumbling
in, which was by no means among the im
possibilities from the shape of things in and
&bout that portion of the building.
From the shrinkage of the heavy doors of
the edifice at the four entrances, and the
swelling and shrinking of inner doors show
ing up months ago, the falling of wood work
ornamentations in the vestibules, and huge
cracks in the heavy inner walls in almost
every room of the structure above and be
low, for several months past there has beeu a
gradual settling of the trusses of the roof in
the Avings above mentioned, until in the
hall of representatives and in front of the
rooms of the justices of the supreme court,
several weeks ago, carpenters were sum
moned in and have since been at work en
deavoring to patch up these deformities by
worse than useless methods, taking into
consideration the safety of the structure and
those who may have business therein.
During Sunday the heavy truss in front of
the vestibule of the caucus room in the third
story of the east wing sank down several
inches, hurling a mass of fire- proof material
and plastering upon the floors, while huge
cracks in the wall of that room and the halls
above and below gave the appearance that
the wing had been shaken up by a first-class
cyclone. Mr. Bowers, an employe of Arch
itect Butlington, was summoned with wort
men to the spot yesterday morning and was
engaged all day in putting in new iron sup
ports from timber to timber and in attempt
ing to restore the trusses to their place, while
the public were fenced out from looking at
It would seem that the foundation of the
capitol building and brick walls, including
the masonry and foundation of the tower or
dome are good, strong and substantial, they
having been erected under the supervision
of Isaac W. Milner, but that the wooden
truss work of the wings are entirely inade
quate to support the heavy weight of the
slate roof and the Are proof material which
they are called upon to hold up. The theory
of the breaking of the walls, the bulging
i r bellying down of the trusses and timbers
so that the wooden braces which strengthen
them, by the shrinkage of the green timber
of which they were built, have lost their
bold, pulling all the burden on the iron rods
which are inadequate to sustain the euor
mous load. This fact is proved by the at
tempts in the hall of representatives to turn
the nuts on these rods, as such is the
weight upon them that they cannot be stir
red a hair.
The workmen under Architect Buffington
tried hard to make the state house occupants
feel that they were secure yesterday, and
that they could handle the tumble, but on
being close pressed confessed that there was
ivas something wrong which they could not
explain, and therefore their assurances of
safety fell flat to the. ground - Gales John
son, the building inspector of the city, visited
the building and said to the occupants that
were the capitol a place of amusement
or a public building of the city
that he should order it closed up to every
one and procure skilled architects and me
chanics to give it an examination for the
cause of the trouble or danger threatening
defects in the structure. Late in the after
noon Gov. Hubbard was summoned by Gen.
Jennison from Red Wing to view the dam
ages and the attempts to repair the same.
The current idea is that these wooden trusses,
Welch should have been originally of iron,
aid which are so weakened by shrinkage and
.ire wholly sustuined by the iron rods, will
nave to be replaced with iron or the building
will never prove secure.
There is a strong feeling that the governor
should procure some building experts to ex
amine the structure from top to bottom to
lind out what eau be done to make it secure,
icst what can be now saved of it, be imper
iled by delay, as well as the lives and limbs
>f its occupants now, and in preparation for
next January when the legislature assem
FIRE COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.
The Sixth Ward Cisterns.— Contract
for Hay Awarded, Etc.
At the regular meeting last evening
Messrs. Prendergast, Warner and President
Delano was present, and the following busi
ness was transacted.
Certain bills against the force were re
ceived from citizens, and where they were
just it was voted that if not paid by the mem
bers of the force the latter should be dis
charged from the service. Several surgeons'
bills were presented for services to disabled
firemen, which were voted to be sent by the
secretary back to said surgeons to be item
The communication of Dr. Berkman, who
was paid £25 per mouth from August 1,
1883, to August 1, 1884, for veterinary ser
vices and medicines for twenty-seven horses,
asking £440 for the same care and medicine
for forty horses for the ensuing year, was re
ferred to the chief and Mr. Warner, it being
at the same rate of §11 per head as in 18S'I.
Communications were received from the
council authorizing tbe paying the Akron
?ompauy for 1,200 feet of new hose; for re
pairing the engine houses and for construct
ing three cisterns lv the Sixth ward.
On motion of Mr. Prendergast the presi
dent was requested to forward a communica
tion tbe council requesting the location of
one of the Sixth ward cisterns at the Sixth
ward engine house.
The matter of investigating the cause of
the tippiLg over of hose cart No. 2, on the
corner of Seventh and Jackson street, at a
recent lire, was adjourned to the next regu
The chief reported second pipeman M.
Bishall, of chemical No. 2, as too deaf to be
of use to the department, aud the board
voted that he be discharged from service at
the expiration of thirty days.
On motion the chief was instructed to dis
charge Owen Sullivan, pipeman of chemical
No. 1, for desertion and drunkenness.
About $1,500 iv bllis were approved and
ordered senttothe city comptroller, of which
$700 was in payment for the new four
wheeled hose cart.
The following bids were received for 100
tons or more of wild hay, baled or loose, to
supply the department for the current year:
Schutte &. Hcyderstadt, $10.75 per ton;
McNaincc & Keigucr, $8.75; Albert Boedig
heimer, of Stewart, $8.50. Contract awarded
to the latter, highland or lowland hay, to be
delivered to tbe houses in loose bale and
subject to the inspection of the engineer.
A Miracnlous Escape.
Joe King, son of ex-Sheriff King, bas a
powerful saddle horse, which he was astride
of, the horse took the bits and became un
manageable on Summit avenue about quar
ter to eight last evening and tbe animal
turning in upon Wabashaw street came
down the same al a fearful rate of speed,
the lad having all he could do to keep his
seat in the saddle his feet having been
thrown from the stirrups. Just opposite the
new Sherman bniidinar and nearly
fronting Eighth street were two top carriagt'3
but a few feet apart, one containing State
Insurance Commissioner A. R. McGill and
wife, and the other unknown parties, both
beaded down the street and between which
the runaway undertook to shoot. The path
way proving too narrow, he struck his breast
witb the full force of bis flight upon the rear
wheel of Mr. McGill's buggr, completely
throwing it over upon its side towar Js the
ShO— MS building and tlie pile of debris
in the street fronting it,
and also throwing the horse
attached over upon his side, while the run
away horse also fell on the roadbed. It was
for a few minutes the scene of the wildest
excitement, as it seemed impossible that
there could be any escape from serious if not
fatal injury. However, Mr. McGill landed
on his feet unhurt, his wife striking the
pavement on her shoulder and the left side
of her face, sustaining no serious injury but
being badly shaken up and her face some
what scratched. Joe King was also landed
on the pavement, and slightly Injured in his
side. He was taken home in a carriage at
once and Mrs. McGill was able to walk into
Winter's grocery store aided by her husband
and Capt. Bresette, and was kindly cared for
by the occupants until a carriage was pro
cured for her. Mr. McGill's horse ran with
the buggy dragging on its side to the Market
house area where he was caught, having re
ceived a few slight cuts in the legs and the
vehicle being slightly damaged. The King
horse was caught as he arose from the pave
ment and received no permanent injuries.
To those who witnessed the accident the
lucky escape from serious injury seemed
["he Carleton Opera Company— Curtis
in "Spot Cash."
The sale of seats for the return engage-
ment of the Carleton Opera company opens
at the box office of tbe grand at 8 o'clock
this morning, aud, in view of the popularity
or the company, and the handsome recep
tton accorded them a short time since, a large
advance sale of sittings is looked for. The
engagement commences Thursday evening,
when ''Fra Diavolo" will be given for the
first time by this company, in this city.
On Friday and Satin day nights the
"Merry War" will be presented, au opera
which never fails to captivate. The com
pany has been meeting with great success
lately, and St. Paul will accord them a hearty
Mr. Chas. A. Wing, the business manager
for the M. B. Curtis "Spot Cash" combina
tion which opens an engagement at the
Grand next Monday evening, arrived in the
city yesterday. The play is entirely new,
and is commended in the highest manner.
A Fierce Neighborhood Quarrel.
Paul Harte and John Seigel are two hostile
'eutonic neighbors residing at the foot of
Eagle street, near Washington, and for some
time there has been much bad blood between
them, which late yesterday afternoon broke
out into active hostilities. After addressing
each other from their respective front yards
with all the hard names which could
be coined into utterance in two languages,
and making up hideous faces which would
have caused a Kamseatkau to grow green
with jealously, Paul com meuced a fusilade
of rocks on the premises and
form of John, who, making into his house,
procured a revolver, which he tired
at Paul with very faulty aim, and sent a bul
let crashing tbrouirh the window of his resi
dence instead of his skull. In the mean
time the neighbors had telephoned the police,
the patrol wagon rattled up and the two
belligerants were made captive and' located
in adjacent, cells iv the cooler, both mad
enough to gnaw a hole through the oaken
partitions with their teeth, if such were pos
sible, to get satiefaetion.
A Preventive Arrest.
About 9:30 o'clock lust night the attention
of Officer Call was drawn to a rough looking
man who seemed to be skulking after a pe
destrian who had left Jackson street at the
levee and started to walk up the railroad
track. The ollicer followed in the rear of
the two men, and feeling convinced that the
rear individual was up to no good he put him
under arrest, On being searched an impro
vised slung shot, consisting of a heavy stone
tied in a handkerchief, was found in his
pocket. The weapon was evidently intended
to be used on tlie man he was following, and
the arrest was most fortunate.
Will Vote for Cleveland.
To the Editor of the Globe :
Your determination not to degrade your
columns with the disgusting details of Mr.
Blame's early indiscretions meets with the
approval of every right thinking man in the
state. Admitting the shortcomings of Mr.
Cleveland to be true, and I do no such thing,
honors are easy and at last we are thrown
back upon the political rocord of each man.
As Cleveland's is dear and Blaln'B/oui 1
propose lo vote for Cleveland — and many
others why have beyetofore voted with the
Republicans will be found to be ardent sup
porters of the Democratic nominee.
NOT A BANKRUPT CITY-
The City of Wheeling, Va.. Says lt is
Not Bankrupt, Only a Little
WiiF.r.i.iNO, W. Va., Aug. 11.— The Intelli
gencer to-morrow will say : "The special dis
patches sent hence to newspapers east and
and west have grossly misrepresented the
financial condition of the city of Wheeling,
declaring that it is "totally wrecked." Pro
ceeding ou this misinformation, the news-
papers of the country have entirely miscon
ceived the situation and Indulged in com
ments not warranted by facts. In truth the
city of Wheeling is not without credit.
One of the troubles is that it
has been given credit where it ought not to
have had it, as iv the cashing of outstanding
orders. It can at this moment sell at homo
all the bonds it ban need to offer. Tne city
does not contemplate the repudiation of a dol
lar. A city so rich and prosperous lacks the
pretext, as we are sure it does the dishon
esty, to cheat its creditors. Tbe city has not
reached the live per cent, limit of municipal
indebtedness, as provided by the state con
stitution. The Intelligencer has been at
pains to ascertain the condition of the
affairs up to date. The city of Wheeling
owes all told lv round numbers $645,000,
representsd by net bonded debt of $476,000,
outstanding orders to tbe amount of $168,
-000 aud Interest ou tho same $20,000. The
net debt on January 1, 1884, was $608,000.
The outstanding orders at the same time
were §1-10,000, now increased to $168,000.
In the mean time the bonded debt wTiicb
January 1, 1884, was $683,000, has been re
duced to $473,000. The valuation is, in
round numbers, $16,000,000. Five per cent,
ou this is $800,000, us between this limit
and the city's not debt ther.: is a
margin of $165,000. ft whs now proposed to
meet and bond the outstanding orders and
provide for certain street improrements by
making a loan of $300,000, and it is wrongly
assumed that this would increase the debt In
access of the five per cent, limit, in fact
the $172,900 representing the outstanding
orders and Int. -rest thereon, will merely be
transferred from a lloating to a funded debt.
Thus far it is plain that the proposed loan
would not increase the net debt. The In
crease wouid tie the difference between $200.
-000, and $172,000 or for
the proposed public improvements. Under
thi.i system the city must rely solely on
revenue from licenses, city property and
direct taxation. Therefore it happens that
while the public Ones are more than sulll
cient to support the poiice department, tbe
city is without money to pay its policemen.
Inshort, tbe luw makes a provision first
for public improvements and let*
the current cost of maintaining
the city government take care of "itself.
With their abundant experience the people
of Wheeling will now be disposed to inquire
whether the city charter and city methods do
not need a general overhauling. There is
nothing in the situation to warrant the sen
sational and mischievious reports that have
been telegraphed over the country.
A. 0. U. D. Conclave.
St. Lor:s, Aug. 11.— The forty-fifth an
nual conclave of the supreme grove of United
States Ancient Order of Druids will be
held here to-morrow. A large number of
supreme officers and delegates have already
arrived and were given a reception at Druids
hall. Acting Mayor Parker delivered an ad
dress of welcome, and the remainder of the
evening was given up to music, recitations
and social enjoyment. Tbe regular business
session will begin to-morrow.
(Special Teleeram to the Globe. |
FaJBM OSt, Minn., Aug. 11. — Richard
Wells, of Martin county, was accidentally
shot and killed Sunday while duck banting.
That the Administration is Very
Cool Towards the Plumed
That Steve Elkins is Incubating a Plan
to Make West Virginia a Re
That Blame, Kelly and Butler are Ex
tremely Fond of One Another
For The Spoils.
That IJlaino Will Carry Muiiie jin<l Stump
West Virginia and Ohio In Com
pany With Logan.
ISpecial Telegram to the Globe.)
Washington, Aug. 11.— The indifference
of the administration toward the Blame and
Logan ticket is a source of much uneasiness
to the managers of the Republican canvass.
Outwardly the president and all bis advisers
proclaim a loyal adhesion, but judged by
their acts, rather than their professions, it is
quite clear they have no heart iv the canvass
This apathy in high places, of coarse, has its
affect in all branches of the public service.
The result is that the office-holding brigade,
usually alert to contribute both money and
influence to the success of the party candi
dates, is holding back, aud the diplomatic
tactics employed to raise a campaign fuud
have failed utterly. Later on the persuasion
of tiie highwaymen may be employed, other
wise there will be financial bankiuptcy with
the campaign committees.
One secret of this backwardness is a fear
that if elected Blame may"shake up things."
Three times the "Plumed Knight" has been
a presidential candidate. Pending each
struggle he mortgaged and remortgaged the
entire estate. If elected in November
Blame's outstanding political obligations
will be far beyond his capacity to repay. To
even discharge a tithe of the indebtedness
would involve a wholesale cleaning out iv
the entire branch of the civil service. The
'•ins" know this, and there Is an anxious ap
prehension that his sweep might be broader
aud further-reaching then if Cleveland came
in. May think if Cleveland is elected he will
want to pose as a reformer, and, if so, would
De more apt to make haste slowly in the mat
ter of rewards than the intrepid Blame, who
believes that politics is power and not grati
Thus far there has been but little interest
taken in the campaign, which, after all, has
uot opened up save iv the newspaoers. No
bets are offered here. The candidates are
discussed aud heated partisans proclaim their
favorites will win without advancing logical
reasons for their faith.
Iv the conduct of the congressional cam
paign the Republicans display more activity
than the Democrats, but not any more con
fidence. To capture the next house of rep
resentatives the Republicans will have to
gain over forty districts to turn a majority of
nearly eighty now held by the Democrats.
Still, they have started in upon the up-hill
work with a good deal more zeal than the
Democrats display in the attempt to hold
their own. It is the intention in the course
of a week to move the headquarters of the
Democratic congressional com mittee from
this city to New York, where it will be aux
illiary to the national committee and much
The operations of Steve Elkins in West
Virginia mystify the Democratic managers.
It is not thought at this stage of the canvass
that the skilled politician would spend so
much of his time in the little siate if not in
cubating plans or carrying out those already
incubated to make trouble for the Demo
crats. Elkins left a night ago for New Yuri:,
but remained only long enough to take the
next train back to Deer Park.
A peculiar rumor afloat is that Hen Butler,
Blame and John Kelly have made a deal
through Bill Chandler. This in effect is that
in consideration of the support of Kelly and
Butler the former is to have the New York
city local offices and Bntler is to be made
secretary of state. This latter feature of tbe
rumor seems almost incredible, still Blaihe
has treated witli Butler before and lt is now
self evident he has bhied his castor into the
fight to break Cleveland if he can.
The canvass in Maine is to open in all its
glory within the next ten flays. Already a
score of campaign orators are under orders
to report at Augusta for duty. Included in
the array of talent is Cen. (has. 11. (Jros
venor, of Ohio, who now is in tie city
en route. The Democratic managers do
not expect to make much of a fight in Maim-,
but will make a present of tbe state to
Blame because it is not expected it could be
carried by the Democrats. Despite all spec
ulations, it is believed that after tbe Maine
election Blame and Logan are to visit West
Virginia and Ohio and if needs be take the
Meantime, while the plans of a great
political battle are being formulated, Presi
dent Arthur is in the mountains where Ri|
Van Winkle took bis long sleep and bis cab
inet is gallivanting here and there, oblivious
to Brother Blame's appeals and awful neces
Uarmadnke to be Nominated.
[Special Telegram to the Qlobe.]
St. LOUIS) Aug. 11.— The Democrat ic poli
ticians Of Bt. Loots have all gone to Jeffer
son City to attend the state convention which
meets to-morrow. Gen, Marmadnke is sure
to be nominated on the first ballot, if a ballot
is taken. The nomination may be made by
Gen, John 8. Harmadoke Is forty-eight
years old and erect, with a military bearing,
and was born in Saline county. Mo. Ills
father was elected lieutenant governor in
l^pi, and became governor on the snielde of
Gov. Reynolds In February, 1884.
In 1866 young Marmaduke went to Went
Point. At the breaking out of tbe war he
joined the confederacy and was a brigadier
genera] when hostilities ceased. His brother
Vincent served ii: Pari, and M ,i;treal dur
ing the war as n minister of the confederate
government. Since the war the general has
made Bt. Louis his home. Si, me ten
years ago ho was state railroad
commissioner. Four years ago tie ran for
the Democratic nomination for governor,
but was beaten by Governor Crittenden.
Strong efforts have been made in Mime
quarters lo defeat bim this time, but a large
majority of the delegate! have been in
structed for him and his nomination and
election are considered certain.
[Special Telegram to the Qlobe>.|
Dm Moinks. la., Ang. 11. — State Veter
inarian Stalker has returned from Le Mars
and pronounces the cattle disease there
genuine Texas fever. Tiie. Infection BUM
from a herd of southwestern cattle which
passed through there in June. The disease
is quarantined. •
Gov. Sherman has returned from a visit tc
Judge Smith, the new Dakota judge, hav
ing made a tour of his district, will return
here to-morrow to prepare for tbe removal of
bis family to Dakota, aud enter at once on
Cuttir.gr Passenger Bates.
InDiAXAPOi.is, Ind., Aug. 11— Westbound
passenger rates are badly demoralized hen .
tickets to Kansas points are selling at >.">.
a cut of nearly ii. A party of 2 ; : -
from eastern Indiana passed treat to
traveling on round trip tickets io poim
souihw.-rt Kansas, fur which toey payed
each, a cut of rjfi per eeulr Eastern rat-.
are also being cut, tickejs^oeing sold at a re
duction of $2 and 53^-^