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ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 1886.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
Office of Chief Siona_ Officer. Wash
ington. D. C. Feb. 16. 10 p. m.— Observations
taken at tbe same moment of time at all sta
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Stations. ci W'th'r 'I Stations. ! 5 W'th'r
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Duluth.... i Ift s' j Albany.... j 20 Clear
St. Paul.. J 13,L't s'w; New York. 24 Clear
LaCrosse. 18 Fair ! Chicago... 23 | Clear
Huron 29 Fair | Cincinnati. 1* Clear
Moorhead. I 25 L't e'w, Cleveland . 1- Clear
St. Vincent 6 Cloudy ; 805t0n.... 24 Clear
Bismarck. 2« Cloudy Galveston. 58; Cloudy
Ft. Buford 33 Cloudy [Memphis.. 39 Clear
FtAssin'b 36 Clear N.Orleans. 60 Cloudy
Ft cs..| 81 Clear Shreveport 43: Fair
Helena....! 37 Cloudy St. Louis.. 37 Cloudy
It. Garry.. -1 Fair ' Vlcksburg 48 Cloudy
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THE HOME REPORT.
Barometer, 30.27; thermometer. 1; rela
tive humidity, 87; wind, southeast; weather,
fair; maximum thermometer, 14; mini
mum thermometer,-15; daily range, 28. River
— Frozen. Not©— Barometer corrected for
temperature and elevation.
P. F. Lyons. Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, Feb. 17, la. m.— For the up- |
per lake region: Light local snows fol- i
lowed by lair, warmer weather, winds j
generally westerly. For the upper Missis
sippi valley: Fair weather in tto southern
portion; light local snows, followed by fair
weather in the northern portion, westerly
winds in the northern portion-, southerly
winds in tho southern portion, generally
warmer weather. For the Missouri valley:
Pair weather, slightly warmer, westerly
winds in the northern portion, southerly
wind* in the southern portion.
Grand Opera House (Wabasha, between
Third and Fourth)— and Mrs. W. J. Flor
ence in "Dombey and Son."
Olympic Theatre (Seventh, near Jackson)
— Lang's Comedy Comiques.
Dime Museum, Sackett A Wiggins (94 to 96
Best Seventh street) _"*-■_-" *___•* Man and
Dick Sand's Speciality Company, 1 to 10 p. m.
Dime Museum, John X. Davidson (Fourth,
between Wabasha and St. Peter) — Novelties
and stage performances, 1 to 10 p. m.
Grand Opera House (Sixth street and
Nicollet avenue)—.!. K. Emmet as "Frits in
• PnaOfl Opera House (Hennepin avenue
and Second street) — Andrews company in
Theatre Comique (First avenue south,
near Washington avenue) David Higglns
company in "Burr Oaks."
Dime Museum, Sackett & Wiggins, Henne
and Washington avenues) "Uolla"and stage
performances, 1 to 10 p. m .
Grand Opera House, MinneapolisCon
cart by tho Northwestern conservatory of
music at 3 o'clock.
Wheat was a shade higher at Chicago. It
opened %c higher, declined %c, rallied %to
%c, closing %c higher than the day before.
At Minneapolis it was lower for all descrip
tions, at St. Paul nominal, at Duluth weak.
Mess pork was a shade lower, lard dull and
lower. During the greater part of the day
the stook market was dull. About 1 o'clock
it strengthened for a short time, but gener
ally speaking, there was little of Interest in
NX7B OF THE NEWS.
Over $800,000 in gold was engaged yester
day for export.
Joseph Edelbrock was appointed postmas
ter at St. Cloud.
The house wasted another day talking about
C. N. Parker was confirmed as a member of
tbe fire commission.
The remains of Ex. Gov. Seymour were
buried at Utica, N. Y.
Gen. Sherman says some naughty things
about the newspapers.
The senate spent the day in discussing
Blair's educational bill.
Seven persons wore burned to death in their
home at Grcenbush, Wis.
Two railroads are preparing to connect
Huron, Dak., with Duluth.
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Dempsoy and Lablancho have gone into
training for the $2,500 fight.
Garland submits to an interview on his
Pan Electric. Telephone stock.
Estimates show that the population of the
United States is about 60,000,000.
Members of congress are already getting
anxious over next fall's election.
A Jewish maiden of 15 was abducted fro m
her Chicago home by a young lad.
Sir Charles Dilko does not intend to resign
his seat In the house of commons.
Council decided to giro the Diamond Jo
road warehouse room on the levee.
The Swedish conference has adjourned and
will meet at Alexandria next June.
John Halnley of Hammond,Dak., hung him
self in a refrigerator car at Chicago.
Lottery sharks in Chicago are offering tlok
ets that are warranted to draw prizes.
Board, tho bad Ohio man, has another wife j
at Greonshurg, Ind., making five in all.
A 15-cent rato has been made by the rail- I
roads on flour buslnoes from here to Chicago, j
The Chicago Jap whoso log was broken by i
Lewis suffered very much from severe pains. j
Mr. Cullom reported a substitute to the j
senate committee's bill on interstate com- j
Tho closing of the McCormack reaper
works at Chicago throws 1,400 men out of j
Col. King says the North American Tele
graph company will bo ready for business
Ex-City Attorney Whaltam left Cedar
Rapids because his creditors were too ' nu
Queen Victoria has returned to Windsor
castle from the royal palace at Osborne, Isle
Hyndman, Williams. Burns and Champion
spoke in Loudon last night in favor of a social
A successful meeting in the interest of the
Northwestern Ball league was held at the
Ex-President Arthur was last night elected
president of the Psi Upsilon association of
New York. •
Col. King declines to be a candidate for
mayor in Minneapolis, and favors Piilsbury's
Hon. A. Boyton outlined the work he had
accomplished at Washington to a Globe
Prince Bismarck bas 6ent a note to the
Greek government, strongly insisting that
Hon. W. M. Campbell of Litchfield says ho
has not been advised of his appointment to
The oratorical contest of a inline university
for places in the state contest was held, and
A. Z. Drew selected.
The demand from tho Republican poli
ticians of Minneapolis for Piilsbury's money
bags is loud and deep.
Comptroller Roche and Supt. Wright give
their views as to how money can be had for
more school buildings.
Tbe state board of corrections and chari- i
ties received reports ou the various institu- I
tions as to their condition.
Lord Roveberry, the new English minister
of foreign affairs, has reiterated to tbe Greek !
government that England is firm in her reso- j
lotion to oppose a war between Greece and i
It is estimated tbat 6.000 people have been j
thrown temporarily out of employment by :
the freshet at Lowell, Mass.
W. A. Clarke, the Butte millionaire, thinks !
that Montana will be admitted as a state dur- j
ing this session of congress.
Tom Lowry told a Chicago reporter that
tbe thing most talked about in Minneapolis
at present was the exposition.
The Fourth avenue drivers. Now York, are I
on a strike because the company will not pay I
tbem $2 for twelve hours work.
' A Stanhope, N.J., girl, disguised as a man, ,
eloped, was married, afterwards forgiven and i
presented with $3,000 by her parents.
Printed oopies of Mr. Morrison's tariff bill ,
have been laid before the ways and means
committee, but no discussion bas taken !
According to a careful estimate in regard
to tbe business of Detroit it seems tbat there
are now from five to ten thousand more men
employed in that city than one year ago.
The Pugsley bill for non-partisan election
commissioners has passed the Ohio sonata.
The concurrence of tbe bouse is conceded.
The bill Is intended especially for Cincinnati.
GOV. SEYMOUR'S FUNERAL..
One of the purest men who has been
Identified with American politics for the last
half century was laid to rest yesterday at
Utica. The Sago of Deerfield died "amid j
the largest homage of public esteem," as j
the Sage of Greystone so fitly said of him j
in his letter of condolence to the family.
There was never a mau in public station
who so universally possessed the love and
esteem of his countrymen as Horatio
Seymour did. And there was never a man
more worthy of their love and esteem.
Gov. Seymour was not a politician in
the ordinary sense of the term. Ho i
knew nothing of the tricks and !
devices of lhe politicians, and cared ;
less for them than he kne'.v. He did j
not possess the temperament for a success- j
ful partisan. He was a philosopher who
took a broad and comprehensive view of j
whatever subject was brought to his atten
tion, He was a Democrat because a care
ful study of the science of government led
him to the conclusion that Democratic prin
ciples were the best and safest to found
governmental Institutions upon. Although
he was a Democrat of the most pronounced
typo the constitution of his mind made it
impossible for him to be a partisan. His
temper was more of the j udlcial than political
turn, and he looked at a subject from every
point of view. Although ho was Honored
by his party friends with the highest dis
tinction that they could confer upon him.
still he was a man absolutely devoid of
political ambition. Ho never lost interest
in hi"} party, and was always ready and
willing to contribute to Its success, yet at
the same time he seemed to have an aver
sion to having special prominence given to
himself. The nomination for the presi- |
dency was forced upon him in opposition to
his continued protests. Notwithstanding ;
be was the candidate of the minority party
and was oppose*! by a man who was
the nation's hero, and whoso sword was i
recently flushed with the most magnificent
victories of war's annals, it is a singular!
illustration of Gov. Seymour's popu- j
larity with the American people that, in i
the face of all these adverse circumstances, :
be polled nearly 3,000,000 of the popular
vote, and less than 800,000 below tbe vote !
recorded for Gen. Grant.
Although he was made the victim of base
partisan malice, he retired from the presi
dential contest of 1803 without having
made a single personal enemy, and with the
respect and admiration of the whole Amer
ican people. The bold that he had on pub- I
He confidence was never Interrupted
until the day of bis death. If Gov. Sey
mour bad a fault It was his excessive amia
bility, It was because of his inability to
be unpleasant that an amiable phrase that
escaped him In addressing the New York
rioters during the war was caught up and
exaggerated by Republican partisans for the
purpose of casting a suspicion of disloyalty
on the statesman's record. And this was
done, too, In the face of public acknowl
edgement from President Lincoln and
Secretary Stanton, testifying to the valu
able services rendered by Gov. Seymour at ,
the time Pennsylvania was invaded by |
Lee's army. Such is the malignity of par- '
tisan spirit in this country that the purest
fail to escape its poisoned shafts.
Although Gov. Seymour is dead and '.
buried, the influence of his life will live |
after him. It Is Impossible to shut it up in
the grave. The example and Influence he
leaves behind will enrich the minds and
form tho judgments of those who are to !
come after him. The purity of his life, the !
strength and vigor of his intellectual work,
his devoted patriotism, his public spirit and
his freedom from tho taint of sordid in- >
terest are so much added treasure to the
• HOW THEY RANK.
To the Editor of the Globe:
I am a subscriber to your valuable paper, j
and noticing in yesterday's issue the article j
beaded Wear tho Hat, that my opponent j
Stated the bet wrongly. It Is simply this: i
What is the highest rank a man can attain in <
the Cnited States army, not having anything j
to do witli the highest-ranked officer In actual
service at the present time? If you will bo j
kind enough to Inform me, you will greatly i
oblige j. K. M.
St. Paul, Feb. 15, 1886.
The highest rank in the regular army that !
can be obtained by an officer in the line of
regular promotion, is that of senior major
general, the position which Gen. Hancock
filled at the time of his death. The rank
of general was created by a special act of
congress, first for Gen. Grant, and then
i Gen. Sherman, who is now retired.
• rank of lieutenant general was also
..red by special act of congress, first for
Geo. Grant, secondly for Geu. Sherman.
and lastly for Gen. Sheridan. As Gen.
Sheridan is still on the active list, he is
the ranking officer of the array, but the
grade of lieutenant general dies with him
unless the law Is changed after Sheridan
hands in his checks. I*}\'Z
': RAILWAY LAND GRANTS. .
It looks now as if congress was more in
earnest in its disposition to finally settle the
disputed questions concerning railway land
grants than it has ever been. And what is
still more gratifying, there is an evident
disposition to treat the subject in a spirit of
fairness and justice to all concerned. It is
evident that the voice of the people ha 3at
last penetrated the Iron-clad walls of the
senate chamber, where corporative influence
lias hitherto been so strong that public
sentiment has been wholly disregarded as
well as scorned. The fact that Senator
Van Wyck has dropped his demagogical
style and that Senator Teller has laid
aside the tone of arrogance which
characterized the railroad represen- j
tatives In the senate, and that both of these
gentiemen are now discussing the subject I
in the light of common sense and in a busi- j
ness-like way is evidence that a satisfactory !
m iuti> iof all the troubles which have
arisen tinder the land-grant system is about
to be reached. Senator Hawley's bill re
lating to the taxation of railroad land
grants will probably be passed aud result In
a straightening out of all the Intricate feat
ures connected with this question.
Possibly with the purpose of evading the ;
payment of taxes the Northern Pacific I
company has permitted a technical defect !
in its title to an " immense boundary
of land which by a strict ruling
of the government would forfeit the entire
grant The failure to pay' the surveyor's
fees is an omission which might be made to
operate very harshly to the company and to i
those who hold under purchase from the com
pany, luasmuch as a great deal of this
THE ST. PATH. DAILY GLOBE. WED_vESDAY MOHNTST* FEBRUARY -17, -188 a
land has been sold to bona fide purchasers.' }
who hare settled and improved It, it would
be a very harsh policy for congress to par
sue to declare this grant forfeited because I
of 60 trifling a defect. It would be bard (
treatment toward the company, wbich has j
complied with all other requisites of tbe i
grant, but it would be still a great deal !
harsher toward the people who are living
on the land, who bought and paid for
it, and have expended their time, labor and
means in improving it. A government can j
always afford to deal Justly with its own j
people, and justice requires that no small ;
technicality shall be taken advantage of to
operate a great wrong against a meritorious ,
class of citizen-. If it was a mistake to '
grant so much of tbe public domain to rail- j
way corporations it Is too late to correct j
the mistake. The government should take
care that the railroads do not get more than
they are entitled to under their grants, but
it should also be as careful that they do get j
all that legitimately belongs to them. What |
is right is right, and right wrongs no man. i
This Is the spirit in which congress should
deal with this subject
TIIE EXPECTANT SOUTH.
Taking into consideration the fact that i
the lands available for settlement in the ,
Northwest are rapidly diminishing, and i
now amount in Dakota to less than 20.000,- ;
000 acres, a Southern paper foresees a very ,
hopeful future for the South. It declares I
that within five years no more free lands '
will remain In the Northwest, and then the I
attention of Immigrants will be turned to
wards the South, and her unoccupied lands
ill be taken up. The growth and !
trade of her cities will increase, I
and under the intusion of new life j
and energy the whole country will blossom
like the rose. While it Is beyond contra
diction that the South is receiving well- I
merited consideration from intending im- '
migrants, and the effect has already been
made evident in a substantial way. it is a
very glaring error on this foundation to
build up the assertion that the South will
soon be populated by the surplus which I
cannot find accommodation in the Northwest •
The occupation of all the lauds at present
still within the public domain does not nec
essarily imply the fact that no room remains
lor later comers. In fact it is in the sub- '
division of large tracts Into small farms
which forms the basis of that agricultural I
prosperity on which is founded the welfare [
of the entire nation. Let the south freely j
announce her claims to the world. They I
are many and will doubtless be heeded. In
her building up she will have the sympathy ,
and encouragement of the remain- j
der of the country. But if site In- ,
tends to sit idly by without making an effort ;
to aid her own development until through I
the filling up of the Northwest attention Is j
perforce directed to her. there is great '
probability that instead of marching with the
vanguard of the arm. of progress, she will :
be found, making a very poor showing with j
the stragglers In the rear.
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The Northern Pacific did a grand piece of I
work when lt gave the Northwest communi- j
cation with civilization, and In doing It de- j
served substantial encouragement, but there '
is no excuse for the non-fulfillment of re- j
quirements to which other landholders are j
subjected, and for that reason tho course of
Seuator Ha wi.et's bill calling for an account- J
ing will be watched with interest.
The resolution introduced In congress I
looking to the investigation of the navy re- j
tired list is timely. It should be extended to J
tbe army and pension departments also.
There is good reason to believe that the re- !
tired list ls only another name for the tired
list, who find resting at ease at tbe public
oxpense a very comfortable proceeding.
The Minneapolis clergymen, wbo desire to
pray with editors and reporters in order to
make tbem better men. and. In consequence,
influence them to produce newspapers pat
terned after the clerical idea, have not taken
into consideration tbe necessity which would
afterwards arise for praying also with the
readers of the 'improved" journals.
Mo. and Mrs. Atwood of Rockford, IIL, :
who at their sixtieth wedding anniversary 1
were surrounded by ninety-four descendants, !
certainly deserve well of theiroountry. What
a bonanza they would be to a "boom" West
tern town addicted to "editing" its census '
What a bowl there would have been had
Duncan's remarkable anti-negro letter come ''
from a Southern Democrat instead of a j
Southern Republican. Just the same, the !
question he agitates is bound to develop be
fore long Into one of very deep popular In- |
The development of the Northwest will not
be materially aided by the sale to a foreign
syndicate of all the Northern Pacific land
east of the Missouri river. There would have
been greater wisdom in the disposal of the
land in small tracts to actual settlers.
"The Bostonians" having been concluded
in the February Century, readers who have
followed their wearisome course throughout
will now devote their attention to recovering
from an attack of intellectual James-James
lamillarity known as jim-jams.
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It is stated that 200.000 head of cattle were
lost in Texas during the recent storm. Mon
tana stockmen, however, whose cattle think
no more of wintry blasts than of spring
zeDhyrs. are bearing up under tbe report
with considerable equanimity.
For very shame, perhaps, the queen of
England has finally concluded to devote
$-.500 of the Immense Bum which she re
ceives yearly from "her subjects," to buying
bread for some of the thousands of starving
Mil. Garland's decision to present the
telephone stock which he holds to a charitable
institution will be universally commended.
Of his Integrity there should be no question,
but bo cannot afford to rest even in the
shadow of a doubt.
There is hope for Germany. The spirit of
liberality which Bismarck evinces in the ex
tension of educational privileges to Catholic
students shows that be has at last been made |
to hear the demands of progress and freedom.
Once devested by fire and now overwhelmed |
by floods, it is beginning to dawn upon Bos- j
ton that perhaps she is not perfect after alt j
and that a Jonah may be concealed within'
ber classic limits.
Congressman Bland wonders what good a !
chairmanship Is after all if the committee of |
which he is the head can't be induced even
to report favorably a silver bill of bis own
Morrison's new bill reduces the tariff on '
lumber, but the Incorrigible small boy will !
discover that parental duty In connection i
with a hickory shingle will be as oppressive j
A Jersey lawyer baring been robbed of a
valise containing $100,000, people who have
refused to believe in retributive justlco must j
admit that the Jersey kind is something '
Francs will support Turkey against Eng
land, but when England counters with ber
left it will become a question as to wbo will
Fuz-JonN Portfr teems to be neaiing
the promised land, but it continues to be a
very hard road to travel.
No Agreement Beached. ;
New York. Feb. 16.-- The delegates j
from the Transcontinental lines are still In I
session at the Windsor hotel. It Is under
stood the objection to the agreement for
pooling rates was not due to any differences
between tbe Atchison. Topeka * Santa Fe
and the Union Pacific reads, but was the
result of a general dissatisfaction among
the representatives of the different roads.
No agreement was reached and adjourn
ment was bed until to-morrow.
DEMAND FOR LUMBER.
Southwestern Lumber Dealers Figuring
With the Railways for This Sea
- son's Shipment..
The Traffic Lines Beduce Their Flour Bates
to Encourage the Shipment of
Scalpers Advised Not to Draw Orders
on Chicago Broker* for East-
Rivalry Between Tankton "Lines— The
Huron and Duluth Lines- - News
of the Track.
The Lumber Traffic.
The one great consideration of one or
two lines at present is the lumber traffic for
next season. Mr. J. L. Lane of Kansas,
one of the largest lumber dealers in the
Southwest has been in the city for the past
few days discussing this Important question
with the traffic managers of the railway
and seeing what can be done in the way of
rates for the spring season. Mr. Lane has
also been in the Lake Superior district to
all the logging centers on the Omaha and
Duluth lines and is satisfied that the supply
will not equal the demand. The crop Is
short principally on account of lack of snow
and It being close on to the March
the cut this year will be much lighter than
last and the demand from lower Missouri
river and Kansas and Nebraska points this
year will be much greater than last The
Northwestern lumber dealers had a tremen
dous stock last season, some of which is
left over, but not sufficient to offset the de
ficiency between the demand and supply of
this season. What route the lumber will
take to lower Missouri river points is a
leading question with the railways. Two
years ago the greater portion of these
southern markets were supplied from the
pineries of Minnesota and \\ isconsin. being
shipped via. St Paul and the Omaha lines
to Council Bluffs and Omaha, and from
thence by the Southwestern lines. The
amount shipped in this manner was nearly
enough to supply the markets and great
complaint was made by Chicago to the lines
running from 'Chicago direct to southern
Missouri river points. Kansas City, Atchi
son, Leavenworth, St. Joseph, etc, that
the Omaha was
TAKING ITS lIIRIMI AWAY
from them. A pool was then formed
called the Southwestern Hallway Associa
tion, with George M. Boyne as arbitrator,
and he Imposed an arbitrary or 3 cents per
100 pounds on all lumber coming from
points on tbe Omaha line. destined to points
named, south of the terminus of the Omaha
line. This, of course, slopped tins line
from doing business in that territory, but it
soon worked up nearly as large a trade In
Nebraska and Kansas to points reached
by the Burlington * Missouri
river railroad. This year the
Chicago dealers will bo Incompetent
to supply the Southwestern market, and
when the demand is so great will this
Boyne arbitrary still be applied? With a
rate 2 cents per 100 pounds than Chicago
St Paul is entirely out of the field
as a supply market to Kansas City.
When the Burlington m Northern is
opened up for business to St Paul it is
anticipated that a new era will be in
augurated into the lumber business of St
Paul and the Northwest territory. This
company has its own line to Kansas City,
Leavenworth, St Joseph and Atchison,
and the arbitrary with it will be dispensed
with. It is thought with the advent of the
Burlington A Northern free access will be
given to all the Northwestern lines to
Kansas City on lumber, and St Paul will
be the great supply market for that ter
ritory of which Kansas City is the metropo
lis. Chicago has been fighting St Paul on
the lumber question for the past few years,
and not until a year ago did it get the best
of the fight and that was by reason of the
Southwestern railways discriminating In
favor of Chicago, because business originat
ing there gave them a much longer hauL
The prospects for a large lumber business
In the Northwest was never better, and
the only unhappy thought is tbat the sup
ply is no greater than It is.
FLOUR TARIFF REDUCED.
A Fifteen-Cent Rate "lade on Chi
The Milwaukee * St Paul, the Omaha
and the Minneapolis & St Louis roads have
reduced their flour and roillstuffs tariffs
from 17). to 15 cents, St Paul and Minne
apolis to Chicago. The new rate was put
in effect Monday and was done to encourage
the shipping of free business from points on
the Manitoba and Northern Pacific roads.
The reduction has rather a significant mean
ing. It Is that there was too much of a
difference in the rates on transit and free
business, and the fifteen-cent rate Is inaug
urated to equalize, as much as possible, the
rates on the two classification*. When a
17.4' cent rate was inaugurated last Novem
ber It was then predicted that it could not
last tbe entire winter season, or until navi
gation opened, as the high rate, as shippers
considered it. would have a tendency to
stop shipments, if not entirely, then in such
a proportion tbat tho railways would be
benefited now by a lower rate and lots of
business. Since tbe inauguration of the
17). cent rate very little business has been
received at St Paul and Minneapolis from
points on the Manitoba and Northern Pa
cific roads for shipment to Chicago. Nearly
all that which arrived was marketed locally.
The Eastern markets have been very dull
this season, or since the beginning of Octo
ber, and in paying a high transportation
rate shippers would realize very little on
their product Transit is selling at about
the cost of transportation, but there is not
much moving. The
ACCUMULATION AT MINNEAPOLIS
by the Milwaukee A St Paul from points
on its Hastings A Dakota division amounts to
160,000,000 pounds, and while It is paid for,
the road would like to have it moved and
get rid of it Transit of course. Is hauled
at its selling price, which is 11*£ cents per
100 pounds. With things In this condition,
the rate on wheat or flour from points on
the Hastings A Dakota division of the Mil
waukee A St Paul road is lljtf cents. Min
neapolis or St Paul to Chicago, while a
rate of 17>_ cents has been imposed on
business coming from points on the Mani
toba and Northern Pacific to Chicago.
Even at the reduced rate of 15 cents per
100 pounds It is doubtful if shipments will
be stimulated. When Minneapolis millers
cannot sell their flour it will be a pretty
hard thing for Northern millers to get rid
of their surplus. Claims are made that the
Minnesota A Northwestern has been carry
ing right along at 15 cents, and even less,
and now that the other roads have re
duced to that figure. It will cither have to
accept less or not carry any business.
This new line Is In a different position
than the transit roads. It has no line west
of St Paul or Minneapolis, and cannot
take wheat In there to be ground In transit
It must look out for business coming from
points on the Northern Pacific or Manitoba
roads, or accept only what millers like to
give it and this must necessarily be at a
reduction from the tariff quoted by the
other Chicago lines.
Another lilt at the I oar*.
The ticket brokers of St Paul and
Minneapolis yesterday received notice from
Chicago not to draw any more orders upon
them for tickets to Canadian points or De
troit Rochester or Buffalo over the Michi
gan Central, Chicago & Grand Trunk,
lAke Shore, or the Niagara Falls Short
Line, The general passenger agents of
these lines, it was learned, at a recent
meeting passed a resolution not to have
any further dealings with brokers, and not
to assist them in any way In their business.
The only road which did not join them in
their resolutions was the Chicago A Atlantic.
General Passenger Agent Snow of this
line, thinking he could do better by remain
ing faithful with the brokers than by
adopting a result. ti n for tiuii destruction.
The other roads d«» not care much for the
sanction of the Chicago A Atlantic, how
ever, in their new agreement as It does
not do any Canadian business and cannot
touch any of the : other cities except very
indirectly. The St Paul and Minneapolis
brokers will, -of course, give all their bnsl
i ness to the Chicago A Atlantic, but that '
I will not support it Since tbe warfare was
i Inaugurated on the local scalpers * their
j number has been considerably reduced,
I only three remaining in St Panl. against
| near a dozen before the local passenger
agents took action against them. The new
J deal of the Eastern Trunk lines has a
i tendency to make them tired and they are
all wishing they they were in some better
paying business than selling pasteboard.
HCno.V'S PROSPECTIVE ROADS.
Two Com pan lea Preparing >• Con
nect It With Dnlnth.
j Special to the Globe.
Ill bon, Dak., Feb. 16.— The railroad
: builders, who a few weeks ago seemed de
| termined to connect Huron with Dulath by
i the construction of either or both the
Duluth, Huron A Denver, or the Water
town A Pacific railroads, are just now pain
fully quiet concerning their enterprises.
From one of the directors of the first-men
; tioned line your correspondent is assured
! that while very little Is said by any of those
; interested in the project much work is
i being accomplished and the plans of the
company are being more fully perfected
, each day. Eastern capitalists are becoming
j more and more interested and are entering
Into tbe scheme in a more Interested way than
! by merely giving it encouraging words. The
j various towns along the line of tbe survey
I are actively at work and the most flatter
ing letters are being received and proffers
| made, and It Is probable that within a very
short time the public will be given some
| very interesting details regarding the build- ,
Ing of the Duluth, Huron A Denver rail
Concerning the proposed Watertown A
I Pacific which also contemplates taking In
j Huron on Its line, little can be said. It is
! well known, however, that President Mc
| lntyre and his associates are not idle, but
on the contrary are pushing their enter
; prise with all practicable speed. There is
no lack of energy on the part of the di
j rectory 01 management of either of the
I prospective lines, but the quiet manner In
; which they are conducting their respective
affairs gives the public very little upon
which to base its hopes of ultimately se
curing tho benefits of a railroad connection
for Huron with Duluth.
Of one thing the management of both
companies may bo assured, and that is the
hearty support of the people of Huron to
the road that will give them the best show
ing, all things considered, and which first
j comes forward with a positive proposition,
j and fixing a time when the cars shall be
! rumbling into Huron from Duluth. Huron
J is a unit In its desire for a railroad con
i nection with Duluth, and there now seems
1 no doubt but that within a year her hopes
i will be fully realized.
Competition ait Yankton.
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, Feb. 16. Great rivalry exists
. here between the Chicago & Northwestern
and the Chicago. Milwaukee A St Paul
Hallway companies, and the situation Is
daily growing more interesting. Since the
advent of the Northwestern the price of
coal bas been reduced S3 a ton, all of which
lls duly appreciated by the people of this
' city. Competition for traflic over their re
j spective lines Is brisk, the Northwestern
j company having carried grain and live
j stock to Chicago for almost nothing. Last
| Tuesday each company secured a large
: shipment of cattle, and both trains started
j at about the same time, with a clear track
nearly all the distance. The Milwaukee
j company made the trip in twenty-three
I hours, arriving in Chicago five hours ahead
i of their rival.
lt has become positively known through
! the officials of the Omaha & Northern Bail
way company that the plans and specifica
j tions for the construction of an Iron bridge
! across the Missouri river at this city, the
• work on which Is to be commenced as soon
; as the bill, now before congress, granting
! the road permission to build is passed. Nu
! merous surveys were made during the sum
i mer by the engineers of this company, who
reported that a bridge could be constructed
at this point for $100,000 lest* than at .any
other point between Omaha and Pierre.
The building of this bridge means a great
deal for Yankton in the way of future
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Sleeting: of Passenger Agents.
Cleveland. Feb. There was an
unusually large attendance of general pas
i senger agents at the regular monthly meet
i lug of the Central Passenger committee hero
I to-day. Three sessions were held, but the
I business was by no means completed and
I the committee will assemble again to-mor
row. In the evening, if the program
> arranged will be carried out, they will ad
-1 journ and in a body proceed to Chicago to
; attend the meeting of the Central Traffic
j association called for Thursday, and one of
! the vital questions which will probably en
i gage the attention either of the meetiug to
morrow or that had In Chicago will be the
I amalgamation of the two associations.
Low Rates on Emigrant movables.
The Northern Pacific yesterday issued a
■ new tariff on emigrant movables from St
Paul. Minneapolis. Minnesota Transfer,
I Duluth or Superior to points in Minnesota,
Dakota. Montana, Idaho. Washington Ter-
r itory. Oregon and British Columbia. The
rates are very low, 135 being quoted on car-
I loads on all points between Fargo and Bis-
I marck from St Paul or Duluth, and corre
| spondingly low rates to all points between
; St Paul and Fargo. and points west of
! Bismarck. These rates are the lowest in
j effect by any line in the Northwest
Right of War Bill.
Washington, Feb. 16.— The house
committee on Indian affairs to-day in
structed one of the sub-committees to draft
a general bill granting right of way through
the Indian Territory to railroad companies
in place of the various bills before tbe com
mittee granting rights to particular com
A. B. Stiekney, president of the Minnesota
4 Northwestern road returned yesterday
from Chicago, where be has been for tbe past
few days. Asked regarding tbo statements
published in Chicago papers as coming from
him. tbat be intended building a line from
Dubuque to Chicago, be said tbat none of tbe
articles were authorized by him, and that they
Dr. R. B. Wilson, stock agent of the North
ern Pacific road, returned yesterday from
Philadelphia, where he has been for the past
few weeks. He attended a meeting of veteri
nary surgeons while there and related bis ex
perience with the Montana colic, which will
be used in tbe association's medical Journal.
Tho committee of eighteen of the Central
Traffic association has agreed to form an
east-bound freight pool for business originat
ing in Cincinnati and immediate contiguous
territory, on the basis of the Chicago east
bound pool, and will shortly perfect the ar
rangement. It will be in force from Feb. Ito
Jan. 1 next.
Tho bouse committee on public lands yes
terday adopted a resolution that tho bill to be
reported by the committee touching the Cali
fornia A Oregon and Oregon A California rail
road prams embrace a forfeiture of all lands
not conveyed by patent to either of the said
companies by July 1, 1890.
At the special election yesterday at Sioux
Falls a vote on the issuance of 900.000 bonds
for the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and North
ern, there were 071 votes for and 33 against
James McCraig, general agent of the Nortb
erh Paciflc road at Butte, Mont., bas returned
from bis honeymoon trip to Joliet 111., and
will leave to-day for Montana.
D. M. Sullivan, superintendent of tbe Min
i nesota transfer, asserts tbat the tonnage
i bandied at the transfer this winter is double
j that of last winter.
Tbe gross earning of the Oregon Navigation
I company for January were 11*3,50-), a de
> crease as compared with the same month last
j year of $20,9.4.
General Traffic Manager Alexander of the
Manitoba road left yesterday lor Chicago to
I attend a meeting of passenger agents. .
Travel on the branch line of tbe Northern
' Pacific from Carrington, Dak., to Sykestoo,
i is closed temporarily.
The Omaht has issued a new tariff to points
on tbe Winona * St. Peter road, which took
! effect Monday.
Hon. Charles H. Petsch, city ticket agent
| of the Omaha road, has gone to Chicago in his
I special car. M_s9*9t___
General Passenger Agent Warren of the
, Manitoba road has gone to Chicago.
* General Passenger Agent Teasdale of the
I Omaha has gone to Chicago. . .
A LEAGUE ORGANIZED .
For the Northwest, and Four Cities
Sign as Member-.
Teemer Makes Another Deposit to
A Northwestern League Organized.
A meeting to form a Northwestern Base
Ball league was held In the Merchants ho
tel last evening. T. P. Sullivan. J. E.
Whitcombe of Minneapolis: W. 11. Lucas |
of Duluth. and Abraham Devine of Eau I
Claire were present and it was determined
to organize a league of six clubs. Mr. I
Sullivau was authorized to represent Mil- '
waukee, and Duluth, Minneapolis, Eau !
Claire and Milwaukee have already joined. !
The other two clubs will be selected from |
Oshkosh,St Paul. LaCrosse, Madison and !
Racine, all of these places excepting St |
Paul being anxious for admittance. Each !
club will be obliged to put up Si, 000 as a I
guarantee to play the season through. It j
is very gratifying to know that a league will '■.
really be formed, but not at all to see the ,
position St Paul Is taking iv regard to it i
When such cities as Duluth and Eau Claire \
can support league teams It is apodeictical i
that St Paul can, and immediate action
should be taken to organize a club In St.
Paul and sign its member-hip to the new
The only drawback St Paul has is base
ball grounds, and this is a very Important
one. Athletic grounds are very much
needed in the city, and if once laid out
would not only encourage base ball in St
Paul but sports of a general nature. She
Is behind all other cities of like metropoli
tan greatness, and should make an effort to
bring herself up to the standard In this re
spect The ouly place for the grounds la in
West St Paul, and the Minnesota A North
western would likely encourage and aid
some energetic man who wanted to make
an honest dollar in fencing off a piece of
ground to be used for outdoor sports, pro
viding the ground was suitably located for
the railroad to share a part of the fun by
hauling people to the admission gate. The
next meeting of the managers of the clubs
now organized will be March 1. when the
applications for membership will again be
considered, and St Paul will not bo waited
upon, if an application is not received from
It Flayer-* Met be had. and to delay
any longer In securing them means poor
and - uninteresting grounds the entire
IS-SOH i*-lt lis v -HATCH.
Comments made by the Press Re
garding Lewis* Rrutaltiy.
CniCAOO. Feb. 16.— The papers this
morning commenting on the wrestling
match between Lewis and Sorakichia, de
clare that it was not sport in any sense of
the word, but that it was unmitigated
brutality. Arms have been broken, .bould
ers twisted out of joint, hips dislocated,
ankles sprained, collar bones broken, and
other accidents tally as serious have hap
pened in wrestling bouts while trying
various locks, but that never before In the
history of wrestling has a big hulk of a fel
low straddled a smaller antagonist twisted
his leg back until his antagonist was com
pletely at his mercy, and then with cold
blooded, malignant, brute ferocity, deliber
ately snapped off the ankle with a wrench
that would almost break a band of iron.
Lewis does not deny he meant to disable
Sorakichia. contending himself with ask
ing: "Don't the rules allow." It Is asserted
that Lewis in signing the match declared
his intention to break the Jap's leg. The
Times in commenting on the affair says:
The "strangler" broke bis adversary's leg.
which, although not strictly '•sclentitic," was
cot, we are assured. in violation of "the
rules." Indeed "the rules," it is believed,
contain nothing which would have precluded
"the strangler" from braining the "Jap" with
a meat axe, if so disposed, although that, too,
would doubtless have been considered un
scientific. Nothing short of a kit. lug, how
ever, would have rendered tho show more
brutalizing and disgusting than It was, and
the fact that lt was permitted to be given is a
reproach to the municipal authorities and a
disgrace to the city. None of the participants
iii the affair were molested by the police, ami
"tho _t rangier" is still open tor engagements
under official patronage. It Is all very hu
miliating, but then messieurs, the criminals
will have It so, and who causa}* mom en/.
To-night Sorakishi presented a pitiable
appearance. Stretched upou his back in
bed, unable to turn on either side, bis fea
tures distorted with pain, the Jap in broken
English attempted to describe how Lewis
bad tried to "breakee the leg like a stick."
lie complained that Lewis had not tried to
throw him, but taking hold of the lower
part of his leg as one would of the two
ends of a cane, had wantonly endeavored
to break it in two. Sorakishi suffering
was such that be was obliged to cease talk
ing and refer callers to his wife, who stood
silent and tearful by the couch, at
tending his every motion. She
tried to cheer the Jap by mating the injury
appear nothing serious. It is certain, how
ever, that his condition is even worse than
first reported. Though no bone is fractured
one of the cords of the leg is broken and
all the muscles are "O strained and twisted
tbat Sorakischi is more badly hurt than if
the limb had been actually broken. This
evening his knee was swollen to such an
extent and, notwithstanding that last night
it was supposed the injury was confined to
the ankle and calf, alarm is now felt most
for the knee. The leg will be useless for a
number of weeks. Mrs. Sorakischi said
herself and husband had not thought of
bringing a suit for damages against Lewis,
but they did not believe he should be al
lowed to go unpunished.
Far the Fight Between Dempsey
"•• and I.eUlancbe.
Special to the Globe.
New York, Feb. 10.— The fight between
Jack Dempsey and Leßlancbe will take
place in March. The articles of agreement
were signed to-night at the C ilsey house, and
to-morrow morning Dempsey will return to
Newburg, where he will go into training
under Mike Cleary aud Al Powers, lt will
be a tight to a finish, Queensberry rules to
govern, small gloves, for 51,000 a side, with
a subscription purse of 1.500 in addition,
the winner to take everything. The purse
has been made up by twenty gentlemen in
terested In the manly art each of whom
pays 875 for the privilege of seeing the
contest. Each, however, Is permitted to
bring one friend along. Dempsey looked
over the agreement, but refused to sign it
unless the day for the fight was specified.
Bogue said that he would notify h.'ui two
days before the fight but Dempsey in
sisted and carried bis point "Now," said
Dempsey, "it has been talked x around that
1 don't want to tight for §2,500. 1 will
make this light for 82.500 a side now, and
put up the money. lam willing to fight
for it, broken hand or not." Bogue said
that Le Blanche was a poor man and then
Al Smith chipped in, "I've got a commis
sion to bet i-.uoo or 88.000 that Le Blanche
will win," he said to Dempsey, "so yon
can raise the stake that way, but I want
$-250 commission. Dempsey did not appear
to be averse to betting, but some of his
friends whispered to him that he had better
wait until after his fight with Pete McCoy
before raising, because there was no know
ing how he might come out of it. Dempsey
saw the wisdom of this and did not bet
The articles of agreement were signed by
Dempsey and his backer, Gus Tuthill, and
then the company dispersed. Dempsey
was weighed after taking a Russian bath
to-day and tipped the beam at 146 % pounds.
Ilia injured left hand looks all right and
the doctors says it will soon be well.
Reported Fight in Paris.
Loudon, Feb. 16.— The prize fight
which had been arranged to take place to
day In or near Paris between Greenfield
and Smith for the English heavy-weight
championship and £3,000 stakes, has been
London, Feb. 16.— A later dispatch from
Paris relative to the pugilistic match be
tween Smith and Greenfield shows tbat the
ffght was not abandoned without an effort
to settle it in the ring, as the first dispatch
Indicated. It appears that the two men
came together and fought over an hour
with varying fortune, when roughs broke
into the ring aud interrupted the contest
The referee then declared the match a draw.
The fight however, when stopped, was
very much in favor of Smith.
PABTICVLAB9 OF TILE FIGHT. .
London. Feb. 16.— 1t is now stated that
the stakes were but £200 a side and not
£1,000. The fight took place at Chatilly,
a suburban village on the River Nonette,
about twenty-five miles northeast of Paris.
The excitement attending the contest was
very great there being at least £20.000 up
in wagers. Greenfield Is from Birming
ham. while Smith is a London Irishman.
Each combatant bad with him. it is stated,
twenty bruisers, hired at £5 each, to pro
tect his Interests. The Birmingham roughs
broke down the ring and compelled a stop
page of the fight because Smith was
evidently on the point of winning.
The Pails Liberie in Its report of the prize
fight says that the stakes were awarded to
Smith, who was carried off the field in
triumph by his supporters. Greenfield sub
mitted in the twenty-fifth round, being then
in a frightful condition. The fight is de
scribed as an ignoble and disgusting affair,
and Liberie hopes that the authorities wili
prohibit such exhibitions in the future.
Boston, Feb. 16.— John L. Teemer's
eyes snapped yesterday when he saw in a
St Louis paper an interview in which J. A.
St Johns calls him a coward*, and says that
he dare not race Gaudauer. lie at once
deposited $100 at the Herald office, and
issued a challenge giving Gaudauer the
option of covering that or Teemer's other
deposit of $500 in Cincinnati for a race
from 53, 500 to 55.000.
New Orleans* Races.
New Orleans. Feb. 16. — The weather
to-day was clear and pleasant and the at
tendance good, The track was In fair con
First Race— All ages, to carry 100 pounds,
one and one-eighth miles: Kiohla won by a
length, Ailee second. Peacock third. Time,
Second Race— Selling race, seven-eights of
a mile; King Arthur won a length.
second, lleejay third. Time. 1:34.,.
Third Race— Selling race, one mile; Logan
won by a head, Fletch Taylor second, Rio
Grande third. Time, 1:1^,.
Fourth Race— For three-year-olds, winning
penalties three-quarters of a mile; Lenorawon
by a length, Mattie Corbett second. Rosette
third. Time, 1:20.
NOTABLE EVENT IN SPAIN.
A Recent Happening Shifts the Oastilian
Suspicions That King Milan Will Be
Very Important to Spain.
Mad i:in. Feb. 16.— 1t is rumored that
Queen Christina is • --"Offering from the
effects of a premature childbirth, Her sole
attendant is an Austrian physician, Keedel,
the queen refusing to see the doctors at
tached to the household. The Conserva
tive and Liberal newspapers have been de
manding that Spanish physicians be allowed
to attend the queen. The reconciliation
between ex-Queen Isabella and her husband
was effected through the urgent solicita
tions of Seoor Canovas Del Castello. who,
it Is reported is preparing for the installa
tion of Isabella as regent The investiga
tion in connection with the recent discover*,'
of dynamite, revolvers, etc., in this city,
has developed the fact of the existence of a
revolutionary conspiracy, with ramifications
In Barcelona, Malaga, Cordova and Seville
The houses of all suspected persons are
being searched by police.
A Plot to Overthrow 71 1 lan.
London, Feb. 16.— -A dispatch from Bel
grade says that a conspiracy has been dis
covered there to overthrow King Milan and
place upon the throne Prince Alexander
Karagerorgvitch. Several persons who are
charged with being implicated In the con
spiracy have been arrested. Prince Kar
agerorgvitch has long been a pretender to
the Servian throne.
The English Government's Policy.
London*, Feb. 16.— Daily News
Statements will be made In both houses of
parliament to-morrow respecting the Balkan
policy of theirovernmeut. Mr. Gladstone will
not be able to give a detailed statement of
tbe government's Irish policy until later in
the session. Mr. Gladstone will have an inter
view with the queen to-morrow in relation to
the meeting of parliament. We understand
that upon the arrival or the two men of war
sent to reinforce the British Mediterranean
fleet forward operations will be taken with a
view of disabling the Greek fleet In tho
present temper of tho Greek nation there Is
little doubt the Greek admiral will forcibly
resist the contemplated attack.
Only the Completed, Form.
Dublin, Feb. 10.— Mr. John Dillon
presided at the meeting of the Dublin
branch of the National league meeting held
in this city to-day. and made several im
portant declarations in his address. Among
other things, Mr. Dillon said: "We are now
on the eve of achieving a national parlia
ment in Ireland. We will only accept the
coinpletest form of home rule. When we
have that, then I and the other Irish ex
tremists will join hands with Englishmen."
Mr. Farrell of Colorado, who was present
promised the league a continuance of the
help from America, provided Mr. Parnell's
program was adhered to. Three hundred
and fifty-nine Presbyterian congregations in
Ireland, numbering altogether 328,100 per
sons, have adopted resolutions denouncing
the project of establishing home rule in the
Wants England to Evacuate.
London, Feb. 16. — De Freycmet has
informed the Earl of Roseberry, minister of
foreign affairs, that he has Instructed the
French minister at Cairo to support the de
mands of Mauklitar Pasha, the Turkish
commissioner to Egypt, that the English
evacuate Egypt, and that the British forces
there be replaced by a Turco-Egyptian
army. The French prime minister has
made overtures to Lord Roseberry looking
to an agreement between England and
France on the Egyptian question. M. De
Freycinet pledges that when the English
occupation ceases France will not Intervene
and will co-operate with England to pre
vent any other nower from Interferring in
Warlike Talk off Hunts.
St. Petebsbubo, Feb. 16.— Journal
De St Petersburg, in commenting on the
Turco-Bulgarian agreement says that
Prince Alexander has no right to place the
Bulgarian army in subordination to Tur
key. In proposing to do this Prince Alex
ander infringes the treaty of Berlin. Such
action would be likely to raise the slumber
ing passions of the East, and plunge the
countries anew in fratricidal struggle. Rus
sia, tbe writer continues, which delivered
Bulgaria from the domination of the porte.
would not allow Prince Alexander to take
this course. This determination of Russia
may be forgotten at Sofia, but it will not be
Dilke Going to France.
London, Feb. 16.— The Liberal associa
tion of Chelsea, the constituency of Sir
Charles Dilke. has discussed the advisa
bility of permitting him to continue as par
liamentary representative of the district
and has decided to leave him undisturbed
in his position. The Pall Mall Gazette
summons Sir Charles to resign forthwith.
Sir Charles Dilke Ls going to the south of
France, where, it is said, be will remain six
A Riot Expected.
Dublin, Feb. 16.— The Freeman's Jour
nal takes a gloomy view of Lord Randolph
Churchill's proposed visit to Belfast to con
fer with the leading men of that city on the
Irish question. It predicts that his visit
will be attended with riot and bloodshed.
Mr. Gladstone's letter of the 12th Inst to
Lord DeVescl Is disappointing to the Irish
press. The letter Is generally interpreted
as an attempt on the part of Mr. Gladstone
to gain time. _; • •
Bel____de, Feb. Owing to the re
newal of armaments by the Bulgarian-
King Milan has ordered the second class ol
reserves to be mobilized. A Hungarian le
gion is being organized, and It has already
enrolled 400 men.
. Foreign Flashes.
The London Mansion house relief fund for
unemployed workmen now amounts to $230,
The German government has given an order
for the manufacture of 80,000 swords for the
It is stated that Prince Kraysotkiue will
soon take up his residence in England. .