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ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1885.
CP"TnK Chicago office of the Globe is at
No. 11 Times Building.
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at xo. 257 First Avenue Serai.
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110 Mais Street, Excelsior Block.
• There was no improvement in tho stock
market yesterday, either in the amount of
business done or the prices realized. Stocks
weaker most of the day, with one or two feeble
jfforts to force them up. The most noticeable
feature of the market was the trading in St.
Paul, which was weak throughout, it being
reported that the company would be com
pelled to reduce its dividends in the near
future. The wheat market at Chicago was
ictive, and quotations closed %c higher. At
St. Paul wheat was weak and unchanged. At
Minneapolis it was about steady, and at
NUB OF THE NEWS.
Many Minneapolis mills have shut down.
Inspector Gardner talks about the Indians.
The board of trade held its annual meeting.
Eastern trunk lines have no standard on
A well-attended labor meeting was held in
A baby was found nearly dead with cold in
Robert S.Kelly has been appointed marshal
of Montana. ,
Grant's memoirs contain many points of
The Minneapolis lumbermen will reduce tho
number of grades.
Athletic sports were enjoyed by the state
East-bound passenger rates from Chicago
are badly demoralized.
Gov. Hubbard will convene a court martial
In the Bend-MacCarthy war.
Cleveland again declares his firm adherence
o c ivil service reform principles.
Middleton will toiiow Big Bear to the north
pole, if necessary, to capture him.
Gen. Vilas announces that all faithful
postal clerks will be retained in office.
Commissioner carman wants the Grand
trunk to reduce rates on Manitoba business.
Editor Clarkson of Dos Moines says that
Gen. Larrabee is ahead in the gubernatorial
The National Conference of Charities and
Corrections will meet at St.Paul in June,
The Minneapolis council committee will
look again before locating a road to the State
The water from the North Minneapolis
sewer tunnel, it is feared, may endanger the
water power of the falls.
Routine work was transacted by the cham
ber of commerce, the board of public works
and the lire commissioners.
Mr. Elkins declares that he is not running
Blame for 1888, and thinks that New York
will go Republican this fall.
The Minnesota Loan and Debenture com
pany will build fifty miles of road for the
Dubuque & Northwestern company.
A sensation was caused in Chicago by the
testimony in the Mackin election fraud case
having been shown to have been a put-up job
The vote in the commons on the budget is a
black eye to Gladstone and the ministry. The
condition of affairs now is one of confusion
The fact that Gov. Hubbakd has ordered
a couit-inartial to try Col. Bend is an in
dication that the governor stands by Adju
tant Gen. MacCartiiy. and that the gal
lant colonel was a little previous when he
intimated that the adjutant general didn't
know what he was about when he used the
governors name to the order. Inasmuch
as the other matters involved in the contro
versy will be subjects of investigation by
the court-martial, a public discussion of
them would be improper until they are passed
upon and determined by the court. Gov. Hub
baud has acted very discreetly in this mat
ter since his return home, refusing to discuss
it through the public press, keeping his own
counsel and has doubtless acted according
to m his convictions of duty to the state
and to the parties concerned in the imbrog
lio. At all events there will be a suspen
sion of public judgments in relation to the
merits of the quarrel between Gen. Mac-
Ca-kthy and Col. Bexd until the verdict
of the court has been rendered.
THE BIG SCARE.
All the probabilities are that the people
of Minneapolis suffered from an unneces
sary panic yesterday because of an appre
hension that their great water power was I
Boon to be destroyed. The experience of a few
years ago, when a real danger did threaten
them, has had the effect of making them
more nervous than they might otherwise be.
The unwise action of the city officials and
leading property holders, who went into a
secret caucus to consult in relation to the
apprehended danger and then refused to
communicate to<the public the result of I
their deliberations, will probably have
the effect of increasing the alarm
which already existed. " The state
ment of the government engineers, who
made a personal inspection of the sewer,
that there was no danger to be apprehended
ought to have been sufficient to allay fears
and to dismiss the subject entirely from the
minds of the people. While the gentlemen
who had charge of the investigation made
yesterday were careful to caution the news
paper reporters against sensationalism it
seems never to have occurred to. them that
they themselves were pursuing the very
course that would create a sensation.
All the theories about the volume of wa
ter which has found its way into the new
sewer, coining from the source of the en
nepin county lake system, or being a break ;
from the river, or the outlet of some suni en I
lake, are chimerical. When the truth ■• !
ascertained our Minneapolis friends vrL find
that the new « wen -v < stein is giving C»v'.A'- ! i
what they have always untied -good under ;
drainage. We have no disposition to dic
tate to Minneapolis what it should do in
this matter, but it does occur to the ordinary
observer that the sewerage system which
the city 'has commenced to construct is the
Avisos* improvement it has ever undertaken,
and it would be folly to abandon it at this
stage because of in imaginary danger that
St. Anthony falls will be undermined,
and the consequent destruction of its
great water power. At the same
time, in view of the fact that an alarm has
been Bounded, and there will be future un
easiness until the matter is definitely set
tled, the council will be compelled to go
ahead and make a thorough investigation.
And it', after such an investigation, it
should turn out that we are wrong in our
opinions, and that there really exists the
danger which is dreaded, then in a spirit of
sisterly kindness we extend an invitation to
our Minneapolis neighbors to move right
over to St. l'aul, where they will find a i-hy
built on a rock foundation and which will
not fall when the rains descend upon it or
the Hoods come against it.
Referring to the discussion which is go
ing 011 among bank officers regarding the
best means of preventing such thefts ami
defalcations as have of laic been unusually
frequent, the New York Tribune repeats
tiie statement of a prominent bank presi
dent in that city, who, in speaking of this
matter recently, pointed to a package of
small size containing $1,080,000, and said
that ir was wholly Impossible to prevent the
robbery of a bank by its trusted clerks and
officers, that any one of them might carry off
such ■ package without the knowledge of
the president or any associates in the bank.
In comparing the old methods of banking
with the new the Tribune concludes that
the change in the management of banks be
cause of the expansion and rapid commer
cial system of modern times is the principal
cause for the increase of the crime of bank
robbing. In the old days the banker made
it liis business to acquaint himself with
the character, the circumstances, the
conduct, the associates and the
daily bearing of his trusted subor
dinates. In these days such watchfulness
would be resented even by the most honest.
The Tribune says: "No man becomes a
thief on the instant or by accident. No
man, who has a fair position and a good
standing in society, suddenly wrecks it and
destroys his future, and puts himself within
the reach of the law, without a gradual
change in his circumstances, in his conduct
and in his mode of regarding his duties. In
every case of defalcation or fraud it comes
to light that there had been for some time a
change in the conduct, in the habits, in tho
associates, or in the business interests of
the guilty subordinate, which, if the officers
of tlie bank had noticed it, would have put
them on their guard. The question is a
proper one, whether the old-time watchful
ness and fidelity would not bring back to us
much of the old-time safety. It is said that
crimes would often be prevented if photo
graphs of all the persons employed in every
bank were kept constanlly on hand. It is
urged too, with great truth, that a better
extradition treaty, which would secure the
prompt return of crimiuals from Canada or
from Great Britain, would go very far to
prevent offenses of this character. Ami
this is true. But no precautions which the
law can possibly take will ever be so effec
tive in the prevention of wrongdoing as
daily, constant, kindly, but faithful and un
sleeping watchf ulness of all those who hold
fiduciary positions regarding the conduct of
all those with whom they are associated."
Why Not Eat Insects? is the title of a
book recently published by a distinguished
naturalist in favor of the consumption by
man of insects as an article of food. There
has been a discussion of long duration be
tween Bible students in attempting to
reconcile modern ideas to John the Bap
tist's diet of locusts and wild honey. The
modern prejudice against insect eating has
been so strong that even orthodox believers
have had their faith shaken in the story that
as good a man as Jonu would voluntarily go
out into the wilderness to satisfy a depraved
appetite by subsisting on such an abominable
insect as the locust. The naturalist who is
seeking to lead the world back to the mod
est taste of the days of the first century
says that the non-consumption of insects is
wholly clue to prejudice. Having made a
personal investigation of the matter, the
author of tlie book affirms that the insect of
fers the best and most nutritious food.
In support of this argument he cites the
fact that all insect-eating birds are the most
nutritious and best flavored, and that they
get this flavor from the insects they con
sume. The best fish are those that live on
insects. He sees no use in man enjoying
the insect flavor second-handed through
birds and fish, but thinks that w r e ought to
eat the insects ourselves instead of leaving
the superb enjoyment to the woodcock or
the trout. He has made one important dis
covery in this connection. He finds that
the insects of finest flavor and most nutri
tious are the ones most injurious to vegeta
tion. When our prejudices have been dis
pelled and our tastes adapted to the use of
insect diet, what a pleasant sense of re
venge, in addition to the luxury of it, we
will enjoy, as we can go out among our po
tato vines in the early morning to gather a
mess of Colorado beetles for breakfast!
How the good people of Kansas will enjoy
their savory dishes of fried grasshoppers, or
the California vine dressers their locust
stews. Or what a gamy, spicy, peppery
flavor cotton or tobacco worm pie will have
for the Southern epicure. Thinking of these
delicious morsels it is no wonder this emi
nent naturalist asks why we do not eat in
THE INDIAN PROBLEM.
In his talk with the Globe this morning
Col. Bobkbt S. Gardner, the oldest In
dian inspector in the service of the United
States government, dispels the prevalent
belief that the Indian races are rapidly
dying out. He says that instead of becom
ing extinct they are holding their own in
nearly every tribe. Col. Gaedneii's ex
perience among the Indians entitles his
opinions to great weight, and in this par
ticular his statement is confirmed by the
imperfectly-taken census of the Indian
tribes, which shows that they are not de
creasing hi numbers to any perceptible ex
tent. Col. Gardner's opinion that the
solution of the Indian problem is in educa
tion aud the acquisition of. property by them
is bo much in accordance with any common
sense view of the situation that there should
be no controversy about the correctness of
it. The fact that he has observed consid
erable improvement in the condition of the
Indians since efforts toward educating them
have been made is valuable testimony in
behalf of an educational policy.
A JTTTCY L.EMON.
As an illustration of the way the assets
of a bankrupt insurance company are
grabbed np without benefiting the unfortu
nate policy holders the St. Louis Republi
can relates the disposition of the fund be
longing to the Columbia Life Insurance
company, as it was developed by a suit
brought by an attorney in the circuit court
of St. Louis against the receiver of the
company. This company had been in the
hands of the receiver for several years for
the purpose of winding up its affairs and
distributing its moneys to its creditors, and
here are the figures showing how the work
has been done: Total receipts, §32fi,857;
total expenses, $391,730; balance to be dis
tributed to claimants, §105,137. Of the
total receipts two-thirds go for expenses
:.;;il one-third to honest claimants. From a
st.idy of the items in the expense account
it must beatrood thins to be a referee in
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MOUNTING, JXJJXE 9, 1880.
an insurance receivership; it is still a better
thing to be a receiver; and it is the best
thing of all to be the receiver's
attorneys. There is 121,183 paid
to referees, $01,231 paid to the receiver for
salary and expenses, and $81,820 to attor
neys. Of the SSI, 820 paid out to attorneys,
8:;!!. 409 went to one law firm, 913,805 to
another, $7,823 to another, $0,000 to an
other, $7,823 to one lawyer and .«l 5 l)00 to
another; and as if that was not enough,
813,881 more was paid out for miscellane
ous attorney fees. . From these figures it
will be seen that it takes an extraordinary
amount of law of a high order, to perform
the simple process of settling up the busi
ness of an ordinary life insurance company.
Or the receivership of such a company is a
very juicy lemon.
ONLY ONE BOSS.
The Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Times says that Illinois is without
a boss in the selection of men for federal
positions. Illinois must feel quite lonely,
for it is a long time since that state has
been without a political boss. But in her
loneliness Illinois has one crumb of comfort
left to soothe her wretchedness. This is :
the first administration for many years
in which there are no deputy almoners of
federal patronage. It happens this time
that the president himself is the only boss.
And being a jealous boss he will have no
other bosses to sit around him as presi
dential monitors. One strong reason for
putting the Democratic party into power
was to get rid of tho boss
system in politics. Mr. Cleveland
seems to have a pretty clear
conception of what he was elected for .so
far as boss rule is concerned. In the lan
guage of the ring he has knocked it out in '
the first round. •So after all Illinois is not
suffering much from the lack of a boss. She
is in just about as good a fix as her sister
states who have bosses, and will fare just
as comfortably under this administration as
if there were a dozen Illinois bosses in
Politically tho Chicago Tribune is a hide
bound offensive partisan. But when it gets
out of politics it broadens out and widens up
in its views as thoroughly as any newspaper
in the country. ■ It has come out a strong
advocate of the whipping post as the proper
punishment for woman and child beaters. It
says: "The wretch who boats his wife or
mother should be taken to the whipping-post
and punished in kind. He should bo stripped
and tied up and a stalwart negro should be
employed to give him as many lashes 011 the
bare back as the court shall order. There is
no other way of reaching the sensibilities of
these brutes. They would appreciate pun
ishment of this kind, and they would never
incur the risk of a repetition of the flogging.
The moral effect of one sound flogging would
deter fifty or a hundred other scoundrels
from maltreating their mothers or wives." ..
A report from the bureau of statistics in
regard to the range and ranch cattle business
of the United States shows that the cattle
ranches embrace 1,365,000 square miles, and
therefore constitute nearly 44 percent, of tho
total area of the United States. ' All this ter
ritory is devoted to beef. More than 7,500,000
graze on the green plains east of the Rocky
mountains, and their value reaches the snug
little sum of ?:?00,00l),000. It is rather a sig
nificant fact, however, that 21,000,000 acres
of this grazing land, together with the herds
thereon, arc owned by English syndicates and
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The liberality displayed by President Fogg
in the appointment of his school committees
is a matter of congratulation. It would be a
fortunate thing if partisan or factional in
fluence could be entirely removed from our
school boards. As long as it cannot be done,
it is the part of wisdom for those who have
control of these organizations to so adjust
matters that each member will feel it his
privilege to have a voice and influence equal
to that of any other member in framing legis
lation for the promotion of tho educational
interests of the city.
The destruction of the line water power of
St. Anthony falls would be a misfortune to
St. Paul, as it would be the destruction of
Minneapolis. It is to the interest of our peo
ple as well as to the people of our sister city
that a thorough investigation of the reported
danger be made, and if there is any ground
of apprehension let the fact be known and
immediate steps be taken to remove the dan
ger and to provide against its recurrence.
The manufacture of glucose, or grape sugar,
in this country, now employs a capital of
$10,000,000 and 4,5^5 workmen who are yearly
paid $2,058,750 in wages, consumes §13,703,
--000 worth of raw and manufactured material
yearly, and in the same time yields a product
worth 818,270,000. The glucose sugar can" be
made with profit, it is said, at 2 cents a
pound. • .
The St. Louis Republican is of the opinion
that injustice has been done to Mr. Bayard
in accusing him of giving the South an ex
cess of diplomatic and consular appoint
ments. Up to last week he had made sixty
nine appointments, of which the South has
thirty and the North thirty-nine. The states
that were in rebellion received twenty-one.
Secretary Bayard has struck from the
consular regulations the paragraph which
sets forth that "a declaration of an intention
to become a citizen of the United States does
not constitute a person a citizen within the
meaning of the law." By striking out this
paragraph Mr. Bayard reinstates a sound
When it was known that Bruce was to go
out of the register's office all the Republican
organs puckered their mouths ready to yell
"rebel" as soon as his successor was ap
pointed. But some how or other when Old
Rosey stepped in the mouth puckers
An almanac 3,000 years old, found in Egypt,
is in the British museum. Like other Egyp
tian manuscripts, it is written on papyrus.
The days are written in red ink, and under
each is a figure followed by three characters
signifying the probable state of the weather
for that day.
The New York World wants a convention
of poker players called at an. early day to
enact laws and lay down rules for this great
national game. In order that the convention
may be a success we nominate Editor Pulit
zer for permanent chairman.
In order to meet the objection that waltzing
is immoral because of the unhallowed laying
on of hands a Charleston man advocates a
series of belts and trunk handle attachments
by which the whirling can be done without
Some people will be wicked enough to say
that the Minneapolis folks got up their big
water scare us a lever to work the govern
ment for larger appropriations. It would be
wicked to say. so. -V
An Ohio man declined an office. But the
Philadelphia Times remarks there is no occa
sion for either excitement or alarm, as the
office was a local one, without any salary at
tached. • _
The New York Tribune giving prominence
in its columns to an article from the . pen ; of
Charles A. Dana is one of the humorous
anomalies of modern journalism. ...-.,.
• The best intentions are sometimes followed
by the most horrible consequences. A Ken
tuckian fired at a cat, the other night, and
killed a baby. -
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It is possible that Hoadly and Foraker
may have another gubernatorial race in Ohio.
And if so the result will be the same as two
The Chicago Tribune doesn't like the
Globe's definition of an offensive partisan.
That is because the Tribune's party got
Word comes from New York that the next
craze is to be over equestrianism.
Somebody is getting left, judging from the
weather the last few days.
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It is now definitely settled '■ that the oldest
old Mason in the world is John . Tressider of
Falmouth, England, Initiated Aug. 8, 1805,
whilo the oldest ill America is C'apt. Sylvnnus
Hatch of Port Levacea, Tex., who joined the
MEN OF NOTE..
Ex-Gov. Curtin of Pennsylvania says that
while minister to llussia he spent 813,000 a
year more than his salary.
Gov. Hill of New York is a studious reader
of the newspapers and keeps a scrap-book
filled. with clippliugs on every conceivable
A German editor who wanted to know if
Bismarck owned the earth has been sent to
jail for six mouths to flud out.
' Gehonjmo is a funny nuino for an Indian
chief, but there is nothing funny in the way
he has been pulling off white men's scalps of
Perry Davis, the originator of the famous
medicine known as. the "Pain Killer," has
been in the Morcer county (Peun.) alms
house for the past fifteen years.
Secretary Manning is anxious to improve
tho paper currency. If he could suggest
some scheme for preventing its disappear
ance ho would benefit both benedicts and
Tho pay of. a private soldier in the Russian
army is half a cent a day. They can easily
keep their minds on their duties as the
thought of pay day does not get them excited.
Evelyn Jen-old, whose death is announced
from London, was a grandson of Douglass
Jerrold and a versatile writer himself. Most
of his life was spent in Paris, from which
city he penned delightful letters to the Lon
don World and Punch.
Victor Hugo vised to express a desire that
his grave might be made in tho little village
churchyard of Villequier on the Seine, half
way between Rouen und Havre, where his
wife and his doughter and her husband were
. Henry Irving is in great demand in London.
Since his return from America he has break
fasted with Mr. Gladstone, dined with the
Prince of Wales and the lord mayor of Lon
don, lunched with the Duko of Edinburgh
and supped with Baroness Coutts.
Mr. George Peabody Wetmore, the New
Yorker-Newport Governor of Rhode Island,
was unknown to public life until he began
his political career two years ago by pro
fusely entertaining the then President Ar
thur in his magnificent "Chateau sur Mer,"
on Bellevue avenue.
It is understood that the appointment of
Carl Schurz as financial agent and attorney of
the foreign bondholders of the Philadelphia,
New York & Buffalo railroad was tho result
of recommendations of Henry Villard, who is
still abroad, and that the retainer was $20,000.
There are between $7,000,000 and 88,000,000
of the 825,000,000 of the bonded indebtedness
held by a syndicate, whose headquarters are
TCSE FAIR SEX.
A Boston man has applied for a divorce be
cause his wife boils the beefsteak and shakes
up the coffee.
The edict of the law does not quite convince
Mrs. John L. Sullivan that her black eye was
Bismarck has an income of $6 per hour,
and it is too bad that he hasn't an American
wife to make his expenses $6.50.
Miss Cleveland used to write very graceful
verses a few years ago. The fact of her giv
ing up poetry for prose shows she is a sensi
The Republican postmistress at Napoleon,
Mich., forestalled her removal by marrying
the Democrat who is to be her successor.
Miss Helen Taylor, the step-daughter and
protege of John Stuart Mill, an efficient mem
ber of the London school board and an advo
cate of women's suffrage, has accepted a
nomination to Parliament.
A daughter of Gen. Kearney is a favorite
in Washington. She is a tall, attractive blonde,
with a Willowy figure, and is modest enough
to drive daily in an unpretentious dog cart.
Dorothy Dene is the name of a new London
beauty who promises to become a rival of
Mary Anderson and Mrs. Laugtry. She is
said to be very beautiful, though still quite
Mrs. Millionaire McKay of Florence, fre
quently confounded with Mrs. Bonanza
Mackay of Paris, is the wife of Gordon Mc-
Kay of Boston, who made a large fortune by
inventing a sewing machine for boots and
shoes, which presumably gives the McKays
the standing they have abroad and in Boston.
An exchange says of a young lady with
three arms ''She could put two arms around
a man's neck while she turned pancakes with
the other." This seems useless. It is a very
poor man who cares for pancakes under those
circumstances, we may remark.
Frances E. Willard says that when the
ideal woman arrives no husband will dare
register at a hotel as "John Smith and wife."
Wo presume Miss Willard would have the
the ideal woman register as "Mrs. J. Smith
and husband." This will probably be the
custom when women pay the hotel bills.
Tlie Globe*'s Chief Merit.
Foreman, D. T., Chronicle.
The Globe needs no recommendation from
the press as it is well known already as the
thriftiest and neatest paper published in the
Northwest. The Globe contains the essence
of the wire and the mail, and nothing of im
portance or public interest escapes its col
umns. It has gained wide fame as being the
first paper to publish the account of Kiel's
capture, and not only this, but it contains
news that other contemporaries are tardy in
getting. So much for alacrity and get up and
git. From its infancy the Globe has ad
vanced until now it stands in the same rank
with metropolitan journals. The news is con
centrated into space which does not require
an hour's reading to get the whole substance
of, and this one merit is sufficient. It is
sought by the business man and farmer as
the paper best adapted to his business.
The St. Paul Globe we find one of tho best
papers we meet; in arrangement, in matter,
in manner. It has made of late some notable
strikes In securing early telegraphic news.
Its editorials are able, often admirable. We
congratulate Mr. Baker on the brilliant suc
cess he has won in his new field of labor. .
Lake Benton News.
The St. Paul Globe has scored several
"scoops"on its contemporaries during the past
few days. The Globe is well managed, clev
erly edited and is taking its place in the front
rank of Western journalism. Its worst fea
ture is nits politics, which isn't so bad when
one considers that it is edited by a Virginian.
Its editorials are particularly good.
The Effect of It.
The favor with which a portion of the press
has received the address of the distinguished
economist, Mr. Stephen B. Elkins, delivered
before the alumni of the Missouri State uni
versity, has encouraged the Hon. Abram
Buzzard to come from the Welsh mountains
and go into training for the lecture platform.
"Where Bisinleg^ation Sets In.
. Philadelphia Times.
An "old Democrat in Ohio" has discovered
"signs of disintegration in the Democratic
party." The other fellow probably got the
Found the Plunder.
Indianapolis, Ind., June B.— This
morning the police made a descent upon a
den occupied by Frank Whitney, a noted
local desperado, and several colored coir
panions. "Whitney met them with revolver
in hand and several shots were exchanged,
only one of which did execution, wounding
Whitney in the arm. The entire party was
captured , and j taken to prison. A large
quantity of the stolen goods were recovered.
It is believed these are the parties guilty of
numerous acts of highway robbery recently
in this comunity.
- Centkalia, 111., June B.— a week
or so a number of tramps have been at work
picking berries, as usual at this season. Some
of them were more saving than others and
had kept the money earned. Yesterday
the industrious members of the fraternity
were cornered by their fellow-tramps, -who,
with oaths and threats secured all the
money in the crowd. , A teamster named
Myers was also robbed of 3350, A num
ber of the tramps have been arrested, and
the jail is full to almost overflowing.
Apples are the youth, new cider the mid
dle age and vinegar the old age of human-
FREIGHT EATES EAST.
No Eoad Having Any Standard, But all
Meeting the Outs of Their
Commissioner Gorman Gone to Montreal
to Induce the Grand Trunk tg
No Business of Any Importance Done
by thi' Transcontinental Asso
New Lino From Dubuque--East-
Bound Passenger Hates De
Low Rates on Flour and Grain.
The low rate of 11 cents on grain and
Hour, claimed to have been made from Chi
cago to New York, and VZ% cents to Boston,
by the Michigan Central and Blue lines, is
said to be not general or agents of the Blue
fast freight line in St. Paul would have
been notified, which they claim they were
not. This eleven-cent rate, if it was really
made on Saturday, is the lowest that has
been quoted in live years, when a seven
cent rate was general for two days, and
then rates were restored and tariff strictly
adhered to. The general opinion in St.
Paul is that if even one of the Eastern
trunk lines were to reduce the rate below a
paying basis, or below what it really costs
to transport the business, the different lines
in a few days would be only too glad to
meet and agree to maintain rates, but as it
is there is very little business moving, and
what there is the railroads take at a small
margin above the cost of handling it.
If there should be no adjustment of affairs
that will lead to a resumption of rates, say
railroad men, there will be a very serious
decrease of net earnings shown in the state
ments of the different companies during the
months of June, July, August and Septem
ber. The utmost vigilance on the part of
the officials of the company and the most
vigorous economy cannot increase the quan
tity of freight which the country has to
transport. The positive amount of fre'ght
to be moved is a matter that is beyond the
ability of any railroad company to control,
but each corporation necessarily endeavors
to carry all it can because any small profit
made over the absolute expense of moving
a train is so much toward meeting other
outlays. As the New York Central or the
West Shore puts the tariff down
it is necessary that the competing
lines shall meet the cut or lose their
business. Either horn of the dilemma is
disastrous, but it is thought best to make
the reduction, because business is thereby
retained which would otherwise seek other
channels and be lost to those roads that re
fused to meet the cut, when rates shall
have been restored. The roads have all re
duced salaries largely so that little more
can be done in that direction. The outlook,
therefore, is not at all exhilarating,
especially as the Vanderbilt lines seem de
termined to continue the Eastern trunk
line war as long as possible.
Sentiment at Chicago.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 8. — East-bound freight
rates were in a badly muddled condition to
day, no road having any particular stand
ard, the majority, however, claiming
that they are out of the market at anything
under 13c per 100 pounds to New York. A
11>£ cent rate was made by one road giving
the shipper the full benefit of that rate and
acting on the theory that it was better to
openly what it claimed the other lines are
doing secretly. Many prominent railroad
men are advocating the policy
of establishing an open 10
cent rate believing that some contracts
have been made on that basis, and that if
all agreed the rate would bring the presi
dents and managers to their senses quicker
than the present confusion and half-hearted
system. By agreement between the Balti
more & Ohio and Ohio river pool
lines, demoralization is kept out of
Virginia and Southern coast territory.
Hates are maintained to Lynchburg and
Richmond at 17 cents, and to Washington
12 cents per 109 pounds. Rates are still
badly cut into the Middle states on all
classes of freight and the fight is as fierce
over that traffic as over seaboard business.
Dubuque to St. Paul.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 8. — The Dubuque &
Northwestern road has contracted with the
Minnesota Loan and Debenture company
for the construction of fifty miles of new
road, beginning at Dubuque and joining the
new line of the Minnesota & Northwest
ern Railroad company so as to
make a continuous line from Du
buque to St. Paul. The new road
will be a rival of the Dubuque & Sioux City
road and of the Cedar Falls & Minnesota
branch. With a view of heading off the
coming .ival, work has been commenced on
the Dubuque & Dakota railroad to build
eastward from Sunnier, in Fayette
county, to a junction with the
main line of the Sioux City road
at Manchester or Farley. The road from
Sunnier east will be on the territory of the
Dubuque & Northwestern railroad, and is
an effort to occupy the territory ahead of a
new road, The Dubuque & Northwestern
railroad will be built whether the extension
is made eastward from Sumner or not.
The Passenger Trouble.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June 8. — The regular weekly
meeting of local passenger agents of the
Eastern trunk lines was held at the office
of Joint Agent Moore to-day. The situa
tion was discussed especially in reference
to Chicago & Atlantic tickets, which
are selling at brokers' offices at from
§1.50 to $2 below the regular rates,
to the demoralization of the adopted tariff.
As that road refuses to attend a meeting or
be governed by its decisions the problem of
keeping up rates in the face of its deter
mination is rather a difficult one. It was
finally agreed that several agents
should collect all of the in
formation on the subject possible
and turn' it over to the joint agent, who
will then call a special meeting at which
the proper action to take will be considered.
Reduced rates are allowed to the Bible
reading at Niagara on July 14 to Aug. 15,
1885; the American association of nursery
men at Chicago, 111., June 17 to June 20,
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, June B.— Commissioner George
L. Carman has gone to Montreal to consult
with grand trunk officials in reference to
Manitoba freight, and to induce them, if
possible, to reduce the tariff to a point in
conjunction with other roads that would
enable successful competition with the Can
adian Pacific. The Northwestern Traffic
association lines have lost the major portion
of this business since the Canadian Pacific
entered the field.
Western Freight Agents' Association
J. T. Clark, general freight agent of the
Omaha line, returned yesterday from a
meeting of the Western Freight association
held at Denver last week. At this meeting
thirty-five roads were represented. Paul
Morton, general freight agent of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy road, was
cho&en chairman, and he officiated in his
usually popular way. The session lasted
three days, and little business that con
cerned the public, except the resolution not
to abolish carload rates, was transacted.
There was much talk without many points.
Those who attended went to Denver, most
of them, to enjoy themselves and they did.
They discussed many details relating to the
manner of doing business peculiar to each
road, and many articles not named on the
classification list were ordered to be classi
The Transcontinental meetings
J. M. Hannaford, general freight agent
of the Northern Pacific road,returued from
Denver yesterday, where he attended a meet
ing of the general freight agents and man
agers in the Transcontinental association.
Mr. Hannaford states that all the thirteen
roads in the pool were represented, an At
lantic-Pacific representative being chairman
of the meeting. Many small matters,
such as making rates on articles not
named on the transcontinental freight tariff
were attended to. But the most important
matter was the question of the percentages
awarded by the board of arbitrators, which
was discussed without I any conclusion be-,
ing reached, : principally because several
of the representatives present were not
ready to commit themselves, either for or
against the award which was made at the
former meeting at Denver. An adjourn
ment was taken until next Thursday, when
another meeting will be held in Chicago.
The award of percentages allotted the
several lines in transcontinental associa
tion by the arbitrators, D. S. Gray of
Columbus, O.; E. A. Ford of Pittsburg,
andGeo. W. Bogue of Chicago, though not
unsatisfactory to all the lines are not ap
proved of sufficiently to insure" harmonious
relations among all the lines parties to the
agreement, and at the Chicago meeting, the
complaints of . those lines to which the
award is not entirely satisfactory will be
submitted to arbitration, and if deemed
advisable a new award will be made.
General Claim Agent Ford of the North
ern Pacific road left yesterday forMissoula.
Howard J. Ball, general freight agent of
the Erie road at Philadelphia, was in the
Sells Bros.' circus will go over the North
ern Pacific road exhibiting at towns on the
line as far west as Bismarck.
W. C. Combs went out to Yakima, W.
T., a few clays ago and purchased 2,000
head of cattle which he will ship to Miles
City. ; ,
Reports were received at the Manitoba
office yesterday that there was frost on the
Northern division, but no damage was done
The Omaha directors who were up to
Bayfield and Washbum returned to St.
Paul yesterday afternoon and will proceed
to Pierre to-day.
E. Ramsey of Miles City is at Pendleton,
W. T., buying i, 200 head of cattle which
he will ship from Wallula into Montana via
the Northern Pacific road.
. Judge Chandler, general agent for tlie
Milwaukee & St. Paul road in St. Paul,
left yesterday on a trip to the East. He
will be gone about a month.
The ladies' and gentlemen's waiting
rooms at the Milwaukee passenger depot
at Minneapolis are being repainted and
frescoed in a very tasty manner.
Ex-Senator Alexander Caldwell, from
Lea worth, Kan., has been visiting in
Idaho, and called at the Northern Pacific
office yesterday on his way home.
N. P. Hallowell. a director of the North
ern Pacific road, and Mr. William Endicott,
ex-president of the Oregon Transcontinental
road, went west over the Northern Pacific
in a special car yesterday.
S. F. Boyd, general passenger agent of
the Minneapolis & St. Louis road, in an in
terview yesterday expressed the opinion
that there will be a rate war before long,
but said it would not be precipitated by the
Minneapolis & St. Louis road.
Commencing June 15, the following ex
cursion rates will be made by the Northern
Pacific road to Detroit lake and return:
From St. Paul and Minneapolis, $10;
Duluth, $9; Brainerd, 83.70; Glyndon,
551.50; Moorhead, $1.85; Fargo. 81.90; Cas
selton, $2.90; Jamestown, 86.55. The
limit of the ticket is thirty days.
On Sunday from twenty-five to thirty
people from' St. Paul and Minneapolis,
who were out on Lake Minnetonka in small
boats when the wind came up, were taken
over to the farther shore and were unable
to catch the 4:55 train home. The Mani
toba was notified of it and obligingly dis
patched a special train to bring them home,
leaving the lake at 7 o'clock.
The changing of the running schedule of
.Canadian Pacific trains from Winnipeg to
Emerson has caused such a furore that Gen
eral Freight and Passenger Agent Kerr of
the Western division of the line arrived in
St. Paul yesterday, intending, it is stated,
to arrange some plan with the Manitoba
company so that close connection will be
made at Emerson and Gretna for St. Paul
Word was received at the Northern Pa
cific office yesterday that Wyatt & Ross
will ship 4,000 cars of cattle from Spokane
Falls to Miles City, Mont., June 15: C. S.
Hobson has 2,700 head to ship from Lird
and Wallula this month; Londom & Lord
will ship 600 head from Lird; George
Wells, 800 head from Wallula; Rosenbaum
& Meyers, 500 head from Yakima; Henry
Siber, 800 head from Sprague; Anceny,
2,000 head from Wallula, and Brodenbury
1,600 head from Wallula.
The Missouri Pacific Railway company
has declared a quarterly dividend of 1% per
cent., payable July 1, 1885.
The joint executive committee of the
passenger agents of Chicago will not call a
meeting of the Western lines until after the
meeting of the trunk lines Tuesday next.
The meeting of the Central committee will
be held in Chicago June 16.
The gross earnings of the Chicago & Al
ton for the fourth week in May were 8147,
--549, against 8 157, 123 for the corresponding
week last year; decrease, 839,574. The
gross earnings for the month of May were
$588,553, against $652,061 for the same
month last year; decrease, $64,108. The
decrease in gross earnings thus far this year
amounts to $154,201.
The Chicago & Northwestern has just is
sued a new emigrant moveables tariff from
Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee to the fol
lowing stations: Algona, la., 845 per car;
Britt, la., $43; Cannon Falls. Dundas and
Faribault, Minn., 845; Grand Junction, la.,
$45; Hawarden, la., $55; Northfield,
Minn., $45; Prairie Junction, Minn., $55;
Sheldon, la., $55; Sioux City, la., $50;
Sioux Falls, Dak., 800.
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' Sunday Maces at Chicago.
Chicago, June — At the West Side
driving parks yesterday some advertised
horse racing occurred. Several members of
the Third Presbyterian church attended in
order to observe the nature of the sport, so
that they might give testimony in the pro
posed litigation with a view of restraining
Sunday races. Other West Side churches
sent similar committees. After his sermon
last evening the Rev. Dr. Kettfidge of the
Third church requested the members of the
committee to meet him in the church par
lors and report the result of their investiga
tions. The committee was in session about
twenty minutes, during which time about
ten written statements were presented. It
was the intention to use the statements as
affidavits in suits for an injunction to be
brought. When asked what the results of
the conference were, Dr. Kettridge said:
"Committees were sent to the Chicago driv
ing park, Washington boulevard and Doug
las park, and the reports are all that we ex
pected or hoped for. We cannot make
them public now, as it would be poor policy
to publish the testimony. . We expect to
produce it in court in a day or two. We
have Leonard Sweet and J. C. Gould en
gaged and in a day or two we hope to bring
the matter up in 'court and can then publish
what we have learned. "
Sheet Mill Started Up.
.' Pittsburg, Pa., June 8. — The sheet de
partment of Phillips, Nimiclc & Co. Sligo
Iron works started up, non-union, this
morning, all the old men but one returning
to work. It is understood that the amalga
mated scale of wages will be paid. The
iEtua works of Spang, Chalfaiit & Co.
was also expected to resume, but enough
men could not be obtained and the furnaces
are still cold. The strike is one week old
to-day, and a settlement seems further off
than when the mill closed down. Eleven
firms in this district and two out of Pitts
burg have signed the scale. The others
are idle, with no indications of an early re
• '••■■ Nude but Not Naughty.
Chicago, June — Charles Bradford, a
colored man, 20 years old, escaped from the
county hospital last night, while suffering
. from delirium consequent upon typhoid
fever. He was in an almost nude condi
tion. He ran along Robey street to Van
Buren, where he boarded a street car, cre
ating a panic among the passengers. He
was." captured at Western avenue , by an
officer, but he escaped from the policeman
and ran around the neighborhood, causing
general consternation. ! He finally entered
the house of Mr. Elkins, where he was re
captured and returned to the hospital.
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MIDDLETON 'AFTER BIG BEAR
He Will Join Strange and Start in
Pursuit at Once.
The House of Commons Cheer at Newt
I'roni the Front. ■ >
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg; June B.— Dispatches from
the front to-day have been meagre. Mid
dleton is now well on his way to join
Steele with . 300 mounted men and
the- two Gatlings. When united the force
! will number, nearly four hundred and
will make a lively pursuit of .Big Bear. The
latter is reported to. have gone north to
ward Beaver river. Middleton. hopes to
I come up with him by Tuesday. A part of
the Midland battalion has gone to join
Strange's force, which will move eastward to
Cold Lake, Col. Irvine's force will go
from Prince Albert towards Green Lake,
and the Indians will, thus be pretty well
surrounded. Whether they will be caught
or whether they will tight is uncertain.
Strange at Frog: Lake.
Special to the Globe.
■ Fjboq Lake, June 5, via. Battleford,
June B.— Gen. Strange's column arrived
here this evening. We are taking forced
I marches in order to head off Big
j Bear, who is thought to be making for Cold
Lake, where he has supplies cached
at Portage Beaver crossing. Capt.
Vallmney's and .Smith's companies of the
Winnipeg Light infantry are with us, having
arrived from Edmonton, The infantry
i force, including two companies of the
Sixty-fifth battalion, numbers about 325
strong, and are badly in need of a mounted
force, having only thirty-live, Steele's men
being with Middleton who is follow
ing Big Bear's trail. The men
are in good health and will
follow the Indians to the north pole if nec
essary. They discovered an ludian cache
near the trail to-day, secured fifty sacks of
flour and thirteen sides of bacon. The
scouts just in report no signs of the enemy.
The weather is wet and cold.
List off the Escaped Prisoners.
Special to the Globe.
Ottawa, Ont., June B.— ln the Com
mons to-day Hon. A. P. Caron read the
following telegram amid cheers: Camp
sixteen miles from Ft. Pitt, June 5, via
Qu'Appelie, June 7. News is just received
that McKay and eight scouts of
Gen. Strange's force have brought in
Mrs. Delaney and Mrs. Gowanlock and
eight men, five half-breeds and two Wood
Crees, who were encamped by themselves.
The breeds say they have been prisoners
and one of the Crees is the man who let
Mr. and Mrs. Quinnie and the other three
men escape. We go on to-morrow after
Big Bear. Shall keep up communication
with Fort Pitt.
Frederick Middletox. Maj. Gen.
Fort Pitt, June 6, via Straubenzie, June
7. Have opened the telegraph office about
twenty miles from here. Gen. Middleton
is after Big Bear. Gen. Strange is at or
near Frog Lake. ' The following prisoners
escaped recently from Big Bear, ar
riving in camp yesterday: Mrs.
Delany, Gowanlock, Dufresne, Simp
son, Gladu, wife and child, Mocean,
wife and four children; Pritchard, wife and
eight children; Alfred Smith, wife and four
children, Husel, wife and one child. Abra
ham Motts, wife and six children, Gregory
Donaire, • Peter Blondin, Andre Dreneau,
Henry Dufresne, two of Simpson's step
sons, two Indians and two squaws. The
prisoners are all well.
B. Vox STRAtTB c XZIE.
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
Last night Officer W. H. Hughes of Mad
ison, Wis., assisted by Detectives Quintan
and Gleason, arrested David McKay, for
horse stealing. The horse was stolen in
Chicago and sold in Madison.-
Annual Y. ITS. C. A. Meeting.
The annual Y. M. C. A. meeting drew
out such an immense attendance that the
ordinary quarters in the Syndicate block
were entirely inadequate to the accommoda
tion of the crowd and Philharmonic hall
was borrowed for the occasion. Even it
was crowded to overflowing, and the ves
tibule was full. Judge Ell Torrance pre
sided, and General Secretary Elliott was as
sisted in his unusual duties by the entire
corps of special secretaries. After the re
ligious exercises the routine work and re
ports were taken up and their consideration
continued until 10 o'clock, when Mr. Gland,
a delegate from the international associa
tion, was introduced and made an interest
ing and encouraging address.
Good Bye Mac kin.
Chicago June B. Renewed interest in
the election fraud case has been developed
to-day by the confession of Charles E. Gil
more, who was arrested for perjury, on the
trial of Mackin and Gallagher in the United
States district court. Gilinore's perjury
consisted in an attempt to show that th«
tickets found in the Eighteenth ward ballot
box had been printed prior to the election,
while the facts were clear that they were
printed after the election and sub
stituted for ballots regularly cast.
Gilmore now makes an affidavit
that the scheme of perjury was prepared by
Mackin. Gilmor,e also confessed to-daj
that he participated in the substitution oi
the ballots, and declares that the whole af
fair was arranged by Mackin, Gallagher and
a New York "fine worker,'" whom he de
scribed to the authorities. Gihnore carried
the bogus tickets to the county clerk's of
fice early on Monday, Nov. 24. and then
gave the envelope to Thomas Dwyer, cash
ier of the county clerk's office, a person
who has never hitherto been mentioned in
connection with the crime.
Indictments Against Ward and Fish.
New York, June S. — Two more indict
ments were found by the grand jury to-day
against Ferdinand Ward and James D. Fish,
charging them with grand larceny in the
first degree. Ward was arraigned in the
court of over and terminer to-day. He
pleaded not guilty, with leave to withdraw
his plea and demurrer. The indictments
charge the theft of .$190,000 from the
Marine National bank against them. The
larceny is alleged to have been committed
on April 17, 1884. One indictment is for
SSO.OOO and the other for 8110,000. The
district attorney moved that Ward be taken
from Ludlow street jail and incarcerated in
the Tombs prison. This was opposed by
Ward's counsel. The court decided to al
low Ward to remain in Ludlow street jail
until his trial was begun.
Nebraska Railroad Commission.
Special to the Globe.
Lixcolx, Neb., June 8. — The state rail
road commission was organized to-day. II
consists nominally of the secretary of. state,
auditor and auditor general. .To evade
the - constitutional provisions as to
the . increase of state officials
the legislature constituted these the board
and empowered them to each select a sec
retary, who really constitutes the commis
sion. They are C. H. Gere, B. It. Card
ner and W. H. Buschow. Their powers are
limited to investigation and report.
. Not Overparticular.
;He was a tame curate in the wild, black
country of Australia, and he was waiting
in church to marry a couple of aborigines.
. Enter one of them— the man in a hurry
and in his working clothes, with his hands
and face covered with antique dirt.
"Aw've.kum to be wed."
"You?" responded the curate aghast.
"In that garb? It is most improper. Why,
you are downright dirty."
"Me dirty! Just wait till you see her!'*
Not Any Just Then.
"Are you fond of etchings?" asked th«
young man who nad taken the hostess'
pretty neice from the country down to sup
"As a general thing, yes," she answered,
looking up into his eyes with an engaging
frankness that threatened havoc to his
heart; "but," she added . hastily, as he
started to say something pretty, . "not any
to-night, thank you — is rather late. A
very little of sherbet is all I care for."
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. War deferred niaketh the contractor sick.