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YOU HAVE TO SEE IT,
Mitchell (Dak.) Democrat: The
Sunday and weekly editions of the St.
Paul GLOBE are absolutely grand. The
GLOLE is the mcst entertaining publica
tion out of a hundred very pretentious
newspapers and magazines that find their
way onio our tables. You don't know
anything about newspaper enterprise un
til you have seen the GLOBE.
k Gig-antic Swindle in the Sale
of Worthless Land
rhree Persons Killed Outright
and a Fourth Fatally
A. Marshal and a Woman
Among the Dead— Cause
of the Trouble.
A Chinese Lunatic Murders a
Man and Kills Himself on
a Western Train.
Special to the Globe.
Dit i i it. Minn.. Nov. 27.— The Du
liilh Daily News will publish to-morrow
the particulars of what research has
proven to be a gigantic swindle as fol
low-: In 1882 Paul Brown obtained a
patent from ______ Cnited States for
eighty acres of land in section IS, town
ship 50, range 15. The deed was not
recorded until September 1", 1887. On
September 19, he sold twenty acres
of the tract to one Charles H. Bartlett,
of Suffolk county, Mass., for the ex
pressed consideration of "*?5 and other
valuable considerations." Sept. 80 Bart
lett filed for record the plat of "Lake
view addition," blocks 17 to 20 inclus
ive, his numbering of block- commenc
ing where the numbers in
(really valuable property left off. One
L. B. Cole, No. 308 Lumber exchange,
Minneapolis, is the man who negotiated
with Surveyor Fairchild to survey the
property, which is fourteen miles by
road ami eight miles by air line from
the city limits and worthless, the
ground being -principally swampy.
Hart lett in turn transfers the same prop
erty to K. 0. Burdick.of Wright county,
Minn., for the expressed consideration
of $96,000, an exceedingly rapid appre
preciation in value. .Burdick then exe
cuted sixteen separate mortgages back
to Bartlett for sixteen lots at $300 each,
for which "mortgage notes and cou
pons" were given, made payable at
THE I 111-T NATIONAL BASK
Df Duluth. This excited suspicion, as
there is no such bank here. Burdick
lien conveyed the entire remaining nor-
I ion of tbe property to Charles D. Shill
ings, of Cumberland county, Maine,
subject to a mortgage oi' $36,000. These
various mortgages are called mortgage
deeds, and are being hawked around
in St. Paul, Minneapolis and
elsewhere, M. Lara, of Nicollet avenue,
Minneapolis, being a sufferer to the
amount of $150. The mortgages are
offered for sale for whatever they will
bring. In order to satisfy the people to
whom it was sought to dispose of the
mot gages the perpetrtorsof the scheme
telegraphed from Minneapolis and St.
TO rr.OMIXEXT PEOPLE
here, saying: "What is the average
valuation of lots in Lakeview?" To
which replies were sent on the supposi
tion that Lakeview division was meant,
i- no Lakeview addition was known.
These telegrams worked all right until
one was received asking the value
of lot- in block 17 from some
man from Plainvhw. Minn., when
he was informed by parlies here that
no such block existed in Lakeview div
ision. This led to an investigation and
tin* fraud will be exposed by the publi
cation already referred to. _____ H. Zast
row, of this city, has had dealings with
the parties to the swindle whicli place
him in an uiilavorabi • light. The
swindle will run away up in the thou
AL.D GOOD SHOTS.
Deadly fork With in esters
anil He vol vers.
Fort Smith. Ark.. Nov. 27.— A not he
bloody tragedy occuired in the Indian
Territory to-day, in which a woman and
two men were killed and another brave
deputy marshal was murdered while
tome bis duty. The deputy marshal,
Frank Dalton. and J. K. Cole crossed
the river into the Cherokee Nation at 6
/clock this morning to arrest a horse
thief and whisky peddler named Smith,
whom they were told was at a tent on
the Alexander place about a mile and a
half from here. Arriving at the tent
Cole rode up on one side and Dalton on
the other. Seeing a man at the door of
the lent Dalton inquired for Smith, who
rushed out. pistol in hand. Dalton said:
"Don't shoot; 1 want no trouble."
But Smith tired. shooting him
in the left breast, inflicting
a mortal wound. Dalton said:
"1 am killed." and fell from his horse
with the hammer of his pistol at half
cock. Cole shot Smith as he turned to
re-enter the tent. Then a woman ran
out with a child in her arms and a man
named Dixon followed her. Cole, who
bad dismounted, stepped backward, but.
bis spur catching in a tent cord, he
tripped and fell. Dixon then fired at
him before he could rioo, patting «l ball
• jjryugji '''** overcoat and, as no rose,
THROUGH THE EIGHT BREAST.
Cole tried to shoot him, bnt the woman
caught his Winchester, quickly jerking
Joose, however, he tired. shooting Dixon
in tin- -boulder. He then hacked to a
lree and a regular tight followed, in
which the wife of Dixon was acci
dentally killed, and two - bullets
were « put through Cole's coat
and the bark peeled off the tree
behind which he was sheltered, Find
ing a chance to escape. Cole hurried
away on foot, his horse having run off
during the fight.and when he had gone
a short distance a man came out of the
tent and approached Dalton. who was
badly wounded, and. heedless of his
piteous appeals for his life, fired two
bullets into his head, causing instant
death. Smith died from his wounds at
3 o'clock this afternoon. Dixon is now
lathe United States jail hospital, and
Mrs. Dixon is dead. Lowry. the man
who finished up Dalton, is still at large,
but will probably be captured, as all of
the marshal's force is in pursuit and is
scouring the country in search of him
and every effort will' lie made to catch
him, as it i- becoming 100 hot for deputy
marshals in the Indian territory.
JOHN HAD A KNIFE.
Brief Reign of Terror on a Denver
& Hit* Grande Train.
Salt Lake, I tab, Nov. 27.— There
was an exciting time an the Denver &
Rio Grande west-bound train yesterday.
A Chinaman named Lee (Aung locked
himself in a closet thirty miles east of
Col., and refused to come out. When
tin' crew changed at ("rand Junction
the retiring conductor noticed the in
coming conductor, John Corlisk, of the
Chinaman's presence. Thirty miles
west of Grand Junction, Brakeman
Canning got on a box and broke in the
transom ,_ to get the Chinaman
out. Suddenly the door opened
and Lee Shuiig sprang out with a
knife iv his hand and made a lunge at
the brakeman, narrow!) missing ripping
i him up. Canning ran to the next car.
: shung then run amuck, terrorizing the
thirty passengers in the car and made a
i pass with his knife at a woman, but
j missed. Then he struck at George
' Heck bridge, laying open his stomach.
| By this time all in the car were wild
j with terror. (tanning came in with a
; drawn revolver and shot the ; Chinaman
: three times, killing him almost instantly.
; The train arrived here this evening with j
j the Chinaman, who is supposed to have j
been a maniac, Heckhridgc was taken
to the hospital and will die before morn- j
! His Partners Tell Why He Killed '
Cincinnati, N0v. 27. Charles Albert j
K» bier, the suicide, having been buried.
bis late partners are free to speak of .
the causes. The revelation confirms j
what has already been stated, that be J
had found himself face to face with ex- ;
posure, and avoided it by seeking j
death. (Hi a scrap of paper found in I
his room was written, apparently just
before he took the fatal dose of prussic
acid, the words: -'The time has come." |
Messrs. Boelker A Jelke, his late part- I
ners, say they had discovered the week
before bis death that he had sold a j
mortgage for 63,500 to a client, when
there was no such a mortgage on
record. This led to a confession by
Kebler, and in a day or two his suicide
followed. Until an administrator is ap
pointed it cannot be known to what ex
tent his wrongdoing has gone. So far
as known now it appears that the suf- j
ferers are among his own clients and j
include members of his family. His !
forgeries reached even to court records.
There was no possibility of avoiding ;
exposure, yet it now appears the for
geries have been going on at least six
months. _-- 7'"
A Would-be West Virginian Train
Charleston* W. Va., One of the Eu
reka dcteclives,Lieut. Baldwin. arrested
Neddy Moses in the mountains back of
Woods, Putnam county, yesterday and ,
placed him in jail at Wfnheld. Moses *
piled cross ties last Monday evening i
upon the Burlington & Ohio railroad
track for the purpose, as it is alleged, of j
wrecking ahe pay car on thai road. In- j
Stead of the pay car, Supt. Sweeny's car i
ami engine, hauling a number of the of
ficials over the. road on a tour of in- ;
spection, came near being wrecked. The j
engineer saw the piled ties just in time
to save his train. Moses confessed and i
gave the name of his accomplice, who is j
yet -till at large.
A HOPE OF A SHEET.
How an Ohio Brute Went to
('avion. 0.. Nov. 27.— Conrad Doll, j
on trial for the murder of bis wife and j
step-son, committed suicide in his cell i
at tin' county jail some time last night, j
by hanging. Doll took the sheet from
his bed and. tearing it into -trips, made j
a rope, be tied one end to the iron grat
ing of his cell window and then placed
the noose about his neck and jumped
from a chair. When discovered life
was extinct. I Kill killed his wife ami
stepson one day last June by crushing
in their heads with a hatchet. The
murder was cold-blooded and brutal.
Looks Dike Murder. .
Prescott, Ariz.. Nov. 27. — The coro
ner.- inquest on the bodies of the six
men who lost their lives in the boiler
explosion at Wilson & Co. mill on the
llith, was concluded last night. The
jury found that the explosion was
caused by the placing of some foreign
substance iii the boiler, and named Louis
Beck as suspected of being implicated
in the affair.
Minder and Suicide.
Jersey City. N. J., Nov. 27.— Henry
Ebert shot his wife at their home to
night and then shot himself. Mrs.
Ebert died almost instantly. Kbert is
still alive, but it is not expected that he
will recover. The couple's only child.
a girl aged four years, was not in the
bouse, and there were no witnesses.
A Bis Haul.
St. 1.-i I-, Nov. 27.— The safe in the
county treasurer's office at Centerville,
Reynolds county. Mo., was blown open
Friday night anil robbed of about $20,000
in cash, recent tax collections. There
i- no clue to the robbers.
Cni( AGO, Nov. 27.- Martin Cody and
two companions were out on the lake
this morning in a small sail boat. The
craft was capsized by a strong wind and
Cody was drowned before assistance
couid be rendered. The bod} has not
Manager Stetson Robbed.
Boston", Nov. 27.— Manager John
Stetson, of the Globe theater, was
robbed early Sunday morning of jewelry
and diamonds valued at about £2.200 by
a thief who entered his apartments in
Hay ward Place. _
Bates to Go Down
Special to the fllohe.
11l th:, Mont., Nov. Advice re
ceived here from Omaha and Paul
to-day say that the Union and Northern
Pacifies will extend the new rate reduc
tion to Butte and Anaconda, to take
effect from Nov. 15. 'Ibis places both
cities on an equality with Helena and
gives general satisfaction throughout
Western Montana. .
A Small Blaze. .
The room occupied by 11. Porter Smith
& Co.. in the row of buildings owned by
itio Northwestern Panorama company,
at the corner of Fifth, street and First
avenue south, Minneapolis, caught fire
at 1 o'clock this morning. The damage
was 1500. v-v-'-V
Won on a Foul.
Philadelphia, Nov. 27.— Willie
Clark and Charlie McCarthy, the pug
ilist who recently defeated Jim Con
nors, of New York, fought sixteen
rounds with skin gloves in a club house
on the Delaware last night. Clark was
given the light on a foul in the sixteenth
SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28, 1887.
The Zenith City Getting 1 Fa
mous for Its Blazes on
Now It Is the Finest Church
in Northern Minnesota,
Valued at $30,000.
Sioux Indians in Jail at Glen
dive Successful as Mur
derers and Suicides.
The Wausau Holocaust—
at Eeadwcod— Coal
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Nov. 27.— Duluth'-- fateful
twenty-seventh of November has
brought its usual disaster. A year ag«>
to-night three (levators and fifteen
stores went up in lhunes. the aggregate
loss being over a million dollars, and
to-night the Pilgrim Congregational
church, the handsomest church edifice
in Northern Minnesota, went up in the
smoke. The struct was semi-Gothic^
built of Kasota stone, with trimmings ot
Fond dv Lac brown stone. The alarm
was given by a small boy, who ran to
the engine house, ln less than two
minutes hose was attached to a hydrant
near the building, but it was frozen, so
with the second and third hydrants
until at length oilier*, were found which
would work, and by this time the build
ing was the (-enter of dense clouds of
stifling smoke, which drove the lireinen
back until a vent for the Haines forced
its way at the rear.
FOUR streams were PLAYING
on the building, which was evidently
doomed. The night was intensely cold,
below zero, but the firemen worked
bravely. Soon little patches of lire
showed through the slate roof, and the
windows in the rear shot out long
tongues of flame fifty feet, lly this time
the main th*. had fallen and the dames
inside made a roar that could be beard
a mile away. Soon the steeple was
attacked, and the tongues of flame.
whirling and twisting in the wind,
forced their way out through the grated
windows in the tower. At last, with a
roar like a cannon shot, the large
rose window, occupying the entire
west gable of the rom, was swept out
into the street, followed by a sheet of
flame which leaped across the street to
the large playgrounds of Hie Washing
ton school, driving the firemen, police,
and spectators back like sheep.
A sortie was made and the
hose withdrawn, when another
burst of swirling flame carried away the
north door, again forcing the firemen
from their posts. The heat had become
mi intense that the stones were cracking
off. Huge flames, with reports like pis
tol shots; and burning timbers from the
steeple struck the "fire alarm wires,
sending in a
MEDLEY OF I'KIMM. i:\IM. ALARMS
to the central stations. The steeple fell
forty minutes after the last vestige of
lhe root had disappeared. It swung
half way round ami fell into the btiild
with terrific crashing, carrying one cor
ner of the stonework with it. All the
arches and tin- greater portion of tlie
wall- will have to be rebuilt. The build
ing is practically a total loss, amount
ing to $30,000. upon which there is in
surance of (15,000, distributed as fol
Continental, New York £3,000
I'ho'iiix. London _ " 1.000
Firemen's, California 2,000
City of London 2,000
st. Paul Fire Mint Marine 2,000
American, Philadelphia 2,000
The building was nearly completed
and it was the intention to hold the
first services Christ mas day. The build
ing was yet in the contractor's hands,
but the church society had already ad
vanced *?20,000. The probable cause of
the lire was the overheating of the Sala
mander heating stoves in the basement.
Two Indians Fatally Wound a
Man, Thru Kill Themselves.
<;i.km>iyk. Mont.. Nov. -Between
4 and 5 o'clock this morning three Sioux
Indians. Finger Nail. Sitting-In-Front
and Pete Mathews, confined in the jail
here for horse stealing, made an attack
on two while prisoners. Their weapons
were table knives, a pair of scissors and
common chairs with which the jail was
supplied. After indicting serious
wounds on the white prisoners. Finger
Nail and Sitting-in-Front hanged them
selves in their cell with their hunk
straps. They were assisted by Pete
Mathews, who, after they committed
the deed, tried to butt his brains out
against the walls of the jail, but was se
cured by Sheriff Tuttle and several
other persons. The two I Indians who
hanged themselves, stabbed themselves
all over their bodies before resorting to
hanging. Falesco Salamaro, an Italian,
who was confined on a charge of bur
glary, was stabbed in several places and
the county physician does not expect
him to live. The other prisoner, L. 11.
Turck, awaiting the action of the grand
jury on a charge of rape, was stabbed
ami pounded over the bead with chains
in the hands of Indians. He regained
consciousness late this afternoon and
only remembered that the Indians at
tacked him with knives, after which he
became unconscious. The doctor says
he will recover with proper care.
The "Wausau Holocaust.
Special to the Globe.
Wausau, Wis., Nov. Crowds of
people to-day visited the scene of yes
terday's holocaust. The excitement is
subdued and the honor of tho dreadful
affair abated. Mrs. Honikel, the only
member of the family that escaped
death, is not sufficiently recovered to
give a lucid account of her escape. She
seems to believe the building was set on
fire and the family murdered by an
enemy. It is also believed by many
that the fire was set from the outside of
:he house. The coroner's jury returned
a verdict that the deceased came to their
deaths by fire and smoke* during the
burning of their residence. The origin
of the fire is unknown. The funeral
took place this afternoon, and the re
mainsof the father and his five children
were buried in one grave.
A Dcadwood Blaze.
Special to the Globe.
Deadwood, Dak., Nov. 27.— Fire broke
out this morning at 7 o'clock in the
basement of F. W. Hamilton's station
ery store on Main street. The firemen
were promptly on the ground, and by
herculean efforts succeeded in holding
it well under control. The adjoining
building of F. Zipp, a boot and shoe
store, will be damaged to the amount
(building and stock) of about ?2,000, and
Hamilton about, 81,000, both fully cov
ered by insurance.
After a Chairmanship.
Special to the Globe. f.-7j
Eat Claire, Nov. 27.— The delegates
from this part of the state to the
national conference of Prohibitionists. to
be held in Chicago Tuesday and Wed
nesday, will join with those from
Southern Wisconsin in presenting the
claims of T. ('. Richmond, of Madison,
for the place of chairman of I
the national committee which also
meets at Chicago Wednesday,
and which must elect a chairman
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of John B. Finch". Richmond is chair
man of- the Wisconsin Prohibitionist
state central committee, and secretary
of the national committee, and will
probably get there. Kau Claire Prohi
bitionists held a meeting last night and
Cold in lowa.
: Special to the Globe.
DUBUQUE, To., Nov. 27.— cold wave
has struck this latitude, forcing the
mercury down to 0- 5 above zero. The
highest range all day was 9° above. ■
The ferry boat is frozen in for the win- j
ter and made no trip to-day. Snow i
covers the ground, but not enough to
; make sleighing. The mercury fell to
i zero to-night.
Entirely Out of Coal.
! Special to the Globe.
Adrian, Nov. 27.— The big blizzard
' struck this town yesterday afternoon,
| and the thermometer went many de
! grees below zero. There is not a pound
of coal for sale in town.
Death of a Pioneer.
Special to the Globe.
Prairie, di* Chien, Wis., Nov. 27.—
J. I.Adams, one of the pioneer settlers
in this city, died at 12 m. last night. He
: was aged seventy-tour years, and had i
. been a citizen of this state for forty j
BUTCH GLOAT TOGETHER. !
Marquis de Mores Figuratively '.
Slaughtered by the Butchers. -
New York Journal.
The defeat and failure of Marquis de I
Mores, the blue-blooded butcher, was I
celebrated last night by 800 retail butch- I
ers. The jubilee was held at (."crmauia '
Assembly rooms. The butchers who at- '
tended it were those fine, stout, black- ;
haired, rosy-cheeked men who keep j
I their store doors open on a wintry day, ]
; when other people are shivering and ;
! shaking around a stove. ;
Some of them were distinguished I
I butchers. There were Robert P. Noo ;
ney, ex-president of lhe board of alder- *
men: Assemblyman W. H. Hornidge,
| Justice J. M. Patterson and Senator- '
j elect Jacob M. ("alitor, who said his |
; grandfather knew several butchers. I
; The affair was gotten up by the New
, York Botchers' Protective \ association, '
: which successfully slaughtered the Na
• tional Consumers' company, the gigan
', tic meat monopoly which the Marquis j
j de Mores established in this city. V
The assemblage was called to order
■ by Jacob Mayers, who said the result- of
i the fight wrs "a victory of pure meat '
over rubber."' He introduced Hon. R. '
B. Nooney as chairman, who gave the '
• assemblage a thorough tongue-thrash- j
j ing. Tin! retail trade; belonged to re- j
; tailers. he declared, and they were i
' bound to have it. "V
--; The band" started off on an ante-bel
lum tune ami played so long ami so loud ;
j that the committee of arrangements con- •
ferred as to means of stopping it. but !
i before tin' committee got time to act f.ie '■
j band stopped. Secretary Charles Young
read letters of regret from Assembly- j
man William Dalton. Senator (I. W. !
; Plunkltt, Hon. .lake (less and ex-Alder- j
j man Bennett, who have swung meat
axes in their time.
Speeches were made by Assemblyman '
W. 11. Hornidge. Ralph J. Bush and
, Senator-elect Cantor. The latter said i
; he introduced a bill to allow butchers j
! privileges around markets, but it was
! defeated. lie said that his experience
in Albany showed him that nearly ev
j cry good bill was killed and every bad . •
• law found its way into the statute
Resolutions denouncing wholesale
; butchers who do retail business, and de
j manding that butchers be allowed to [
; keep their wagons in trout of their shops |
; when not ill use. were adopted.
KILLKX AND GLOVER.
They Will Meet in Minneapolis ''
About Stiff Year's.
Parson Davies has written Pat Killen ,'
that Frank Clover will meet him in a
fifteen-round contest at Minneapolis on •
or about New Year's, the winner to take i
75 per cent and lhe loser 2."> per cent of !
the receipts. Killen accepts and guar- j
antees that Clover shall be given the !
first chance to meet him. as he was the
first to accept the challenge which Kil
len gave on the night of the Clow-
Glover light. _
Base Ball in 'Frisco.
San I'uan- is< o, Nov. 27. — The Chi- i
cago, Philadelphia and St. Louis base
ball clubs have arranged to play a i
schedule of thirty-six games in this city
to conclude Feb. is, playing three ;
games each week. The first game was !
played this afternoon between Chicago ;
and St. Louis, resulting in favor of St j
Louis by a score of 16 to ._ The New \
York club is playing a series of game- j
with the California league clubs. ihey '
played with the Pioneers, champions of j
the California league, this afternoon '
and New York won by a score of 1 to 0.
Five Hundred Out of Work.
Grand Rapids. Mich., Nov. 27.— The !
main building of Nelson} Matten & Co.'s j
large furniture store was destroyed by I
lire this morning at 2 o'clock. The lire
spread with such rapidity that the !
efforts of the lire department were j
futile to save it, and in three hours the
main building, with other property, j
was destroyed. The loss is estimated
at 9300,000, with an insurance of 9150,
--009. Five hundred men are thrown out
of employment. The firm will rebuild
A Poisoned Slipper.
Cincinnati, Nov. ST.— William Kur
der, janitor of the Fifth district public
school building, his son and Mr. Keller,
a member of his family, were taken
violently ill last night, with symptoms
of poisoning. The two 'men were re
lieved by a physician, but the boy is in
a dying condition. It is thougnt the
poison was in the supper by some acci
dent. yT. •
* * ;
m Tannery Burned. \y;- "*
Pittsburo, Pa., Nov. 27.— The Acme
tannery, a large three-story brick struc
ture at Acmetonia, Pa., twenty miles
north of the city, was burned this morn
ing. The loss is estimated at #75,090,
with about $50,000 insurance. I. --iZ y «
■•-— * .-4-
Received Fatal Injuries.'".
Winchester, ()., Nov. 27.— The" resi
dence of Elmer E. Jacobs burned last
night. A son, sixteen years old, : who
was confined to his bed with fever,
escaped from the building by jumping
from an upper window, >ut in doing so
received fatal injuries. V-V .
NEW MEN ARE BARRED
Minnesota's Democratic Mem
bers of Congress Have
As New Members Are Seldom
Appointed to Head Im
Assistant Fostmaster Gen
eral Stevenson Finds the
The Director of the Mint Re
ports the Condition of
Sj.f-eial to the Globe.
Washixgtox, Nov. 27.— Minnesota
people are anxious to know what stand
ing their new members will get upon
the committees of the house. Of course,
each district will expect its member to
have a commanding chairmanship of.
some committee. Consequently each
'•district will he appointed, It is a well
established custom t.f the house to give
the chairmanships to the older members
and those who have distinguished them
selves. The important posts will not
be given to new members, and never
have been. No exception will be likely
to be made for the state of Minnesota.
This blunt fact may as well be
bluntly stated. The appoint
ment of members to chairmanships and
places upon committees is committed
w holly to the speaker. There is no
doubt that Mr. Carlisle will be elected
speaker. While it is more than proba
ble that he would be pleased to give
prominent positions to at least two of
the able members recently elected by
ihe people of Minnesota, it would be
unreasonable to expect that he will
dare to depart from the long-established
custom of the house merely to gratify
lm personal regard for the gentlemen.
There may be a chairmanship of a lesser
committee or two given to Minnesota,
but even that is doubtful. Hence, the
Democrats at home who talk of what
their members of congress ought to re
ceive should not lie guided by what
th-*y are worthy of or
CAPABLE OF FILLING,
bnt rather what, under the circum
stances.*; they can reasonably be ex
pected to receive. The way for any
slide to attain a commanding position in
tho house is to return valuable men
year after year and session after session
___ congress. The South is always wise
iv tins regard: the North but careless
and unintelligent."* .politically. '■' ■ The '
South dominates congress because it re
tains such men as Alexander H. Steph
ens. Benjamin Hill, L. Q. C. Lamar,
Beck, % Blackburn;: Colquitt. Brown,
'Morgan: as long as they wilt consent to
serve. They barn the business of leg
islation, know all about it, and keep
more than abreast of the times.
They go to the front and stay
there. The North sends new men
constantly, ami they are but playthings
in the hands of the older members. I
have seen Southern 'members of con
gress, when in a minority, simply play
with their opponents, anil beat tbem all
the time. It requires time and study to
become a perfect congressman, just as
il does to become the best shoemaker or
blacksmith, machinist or bookkeeper in
town. If Minnesota Democrats are
wise, they will continue their most valu
able numbers in congress until they
graduate Into the senate, and then elect
ether able men and keep them in their
seats until they follow their prede
i essors Into the higher branch of the
♦.ational legislature. Minnesota mem
bers will not take and hold the im
portant committees until they have been
here several years.
Assistant Postmaster General Ste
venson Discusses Them.
Washixgtox, Nov. 27.— annual
report of First Assistant Postmaster
Mural Stevenson shows that the num
ber of postoffices established during the
iiscal year was 3,043. The increase in
the whole number of postoffices was
I..M:'. The whole number of postoffices
in operation on June 30, 1887, was 55,
--137. Appointments of postmasters were
made during the year as follows: On
resignations and commissions expired,
li.wu"; on removals and -suspen
sions, 2,. )H4; on deaths of
postmasters, 589; on establish
ment of new offices. 3.043. The largest
increase in the number of offices In any
of the states and territories during the.
year was as follows: Pennsylvania.
118: Georgia, 92; Texas, 77. and Vir
ginia 74. There was a decrease in the
number of offices in but one state —
eight in Nevada. There were seven
states which, on June 30, contained
more than 2,000 offices each, as follows:
Pennsylvania, 4.119; New York, 3,428;
Ohio, *2.834; Virginia. 2.:?.*>.**: Illinois.
2.2'><'>: Missouri, 2.117, and North Caro
lina 2.110. As a result of the
annual adjustment of postmasters
salaries, whicli took effect July 1, 188J'
twenty-two offices of the third class
■ere reduced to the fourth class, and
two offices of the fourth class were as
signed to the third class, leaving 2,336
presidential offices. Divided into
(lasses, the numbers are as follows:
First. 32; second, 435; third, 1,819. The
MONEY ORDER OFFICES
in operation was 7.745. Of the whole
nuiiiEcr of this class 610 were in Illi
nois. 548 in lowa. 520 in New York, 493
in Ohio. 435 in Pennsylvania, 400 in Kan
sas, 302 in Michigan, 343 in Missouri and
820 in Indiana. The largest increase in
any state during the fiscal year as
sixty-four in Kansas. Fifty-four thou
sand four hundred and fifty-three
claims had been reviewed up to
the end of the fiscal year. Of
this number 21,573 were allowed and
32,880 were found to lie below the 10 per
cent requirement of the law or for peri
ods outside the dates limited by the act.
At the present time 0,578 claims are on
file for consideration. The total amount
allowed as additional compensation to
date is 81,050,915. Among the prin
cipal contract articles consumed by
the postal service were about 389
tons of wrapping twine, over 193,000,000
facing slips, over 60,000,000 blanks and
nearly 7,000,000 letter-heads. The fol
lowing recommendations are made:
That the deposit of 50 cents for each
postoffice box key be reduced to 25
cents: that authority be granted and
the. necessary appropriation be made by
congress for paying the rent of third
•"j ■<■_, .
The Philadelphia Mint Has Far
1- Too Much to Do.
AsiiiM. ton, Nov. 27.— director
of the mint has submitted to the secre
tary of the treasury his animal report of
the operations of the mints and assay
offices for the fiscal year 1887. The
value of the gold and silver received at
the mints and assay offices during the
year was greater than any previous
year since 1881. The value of the gold
deposited was 188,223,073. In addition
there are re-deposits of the value of
115,193,708. The value of the silver de
posited and purchased was $47,756,918.
In addition there were re-deposits of
silver amounting to $402,113. Of the gold
deposited 832,073,027 was of domestic pro
duction, $22,571,328 of foreign gold
bullion, 89,890,512 of foreign gold coin,
8510,984 of United States gold coin and
82,205,219 of old material. The coinage
of the fiscal year was as follows: Hold,
3,724,720 pieces; value 822,393.379. Sil
ver, 44,231.288 pieces; value, 834,300,483.
Minor coins, 50,166,509 pieces; value,
8943,050. In addition to the coinage
executed during the year, gold and
silver bars were manufactured as fol
lows: Gold, 556.188L955; silver, 80,481,
--011. The silver bullion purchased dur
ing the year for the silver dollar coin
age was 29.433,342 standard ounces of
the cost* of 825,088,020. The average
cost was 80.98.1072 per fine ounce. The
average London price for the year at
the average rate of exchange was $0.98,
--148. The number of silver dollars made
was 33,200,831. Ten million nine hun
dred and one thousand nine hundred
and twenty-eight silver dollars were dis
tributed from the mints during the year
and 10.500,000 transferred to the treas
ury. The seigniorage on the silver dol
lars coined during the year was 87,923,
--558, and on the subsidiary silver 831,
--704. The number of
TRADE DOLLARS REDEEMED
by the treasury of the United States
under provisions of the act of March 3,
1887, authorizing their redemption, was
7.689.036. The number imported from
the passage of the act to September 4,
1887, was 850,501. The trade dollars re
deemed have all been transferred to the
mints or the assay office at New York
and melted into bars ready for coinage.
The loss by abrasion was 40,215.79 stand
ard ounces, equivalent to 45,901 trade
dollars. If the trade dollars redeemed
are coined into subsidiary silver, the
profit, exclusive of operative wastage,
will be 8031,574. If coined into standard
silver dollars, $93,0004. The mint at
Philadelphia has been taxed to
its utmost capacity to execute
the large minor coinage demanded of
it in addition to the mandatory coinage
of silver dollars. Notwithstanding the
large number of pieces struck, the de
mand for minor coins is still far beyond
the capacity of the mint to promptly fill
the orders. The expenditure for the
service of the mints and assay offices
during the year was 81,189 % 509. The
expenditure of the acid refineries was
8105,837, against an earning of $143,258.
The total earnings from all sources
amounted to 88,842,818. and the total ex
penses and losses pf all kinds to $1,437.
--43 i. The value of the gold and silver
bars issued from the United States assay
office at New York and the mint at
Philadelphia for use in the industrial
arts during the year was 88,395,719 gold
and 84,471.040 silver. The director es
timates the stock of coin in the United
States to have been on the Ist of July,
1887, gold 1500,008.065; silver. $352,547,
--910. In addition there was bullion in
the, mints us follows;. Hold, .885,412,270;
silver, §10,4.55,050. The director esti
mates the stock of gold and silver coin
in the United States on Nov. 1, 1887. to
have been: Hold. 8574,727.873; silver
dollars. $277,110,157; subsidiary silver,
Washington, Nov. 27.— Charles H.
J. Taylor, minister of the United States
to Liberia, has tendered his resignation.
STAND BY POWDERLY.
Hoosier Knights Strongly Favor
Indianapolis. Nov, 25.— At the regu
lar Sunday mass meetingof the Knights
of Labor a series of resolutions endors
ing General Master Workman Powderly
was unanimously adopted. The resolu
tions cite the qualifications of the gen
eral master workman, deplore his an
nounced intention to retire at the close
of the present term, and urge him
to again allow the use of his name as
a candidate for general master work
man. Powderiy's position as to anarchy
is heartily indorsed, and the resolutions
add: "In our judgment no good pur
pose can be accomplished by affiliating
with any organization that advocates
the adoption of forcible measures to ac
complish a lawful purpose." The reso
lutions close by expressing a belief that
the Chicago provisional committee is
the victim of a fool and cowardly plot
on the part of those who, failing to ac
complish the adoption of a bad measure
in the genera! assembly, have resorted
to revengeful measures unworthy the
support of true Knights of Labor.
FIVE WERE KILLED,
The Terrible Result of a Storm in
Mixeola, Tex., Nov. 27.— Late last
night a heavy windstorm visited this
town, blowing down a hall during the
progress of a dance held . by
colored people. Five persons were
killed and about twenty injured.
About seventy persons were in
the hall when it collapsed. Six of the
injured have arms or legs broken. The
killed are Thomas Hardeman, Jack
Wilson. Reuben Garrett, Fannie Ben
son and Hose Benson. The store rooms
below the dance hall were occupied by
K. P. Glenn & Co., L. A. Denson, N. S.
Sodekson, whose -aggregate loss on
groceries and general merchandise ex
Several Thousand Miners Talk of
Going on a Strike.
Pitts-jueo, Nov. 27.— Coal
Miners' District assembly of the Knights
of Labor have issued a circular request
ing the river operators to adopt arbi
tration to settle the existing disputes
and calling upon the miners to quit
work at once until the operators con
cede the advance in wages demanded
or consent to have the question decided
by a board of arbitrators. The miners
want an increase of one-fourth cent per
bushel in the mining rates, semi
monthly pay and a check weighinan.
The strike will affect several thousand
miners along the Monongahela and
Death of an Artist.
Chicago, Nov. 27.— Giovanni Bres
san, a well-known artist who has won
considerable distinction in his profes
sion, died suddenly in his studio to-day
of apoplexy. He is said to have a wife
and children in Philadelphia.
Detained the Britishers.
LoNiiox, Nov. 27.— A rumor comes
from Aden to the effect that Basal la
has detained the British' mission to
Abyssinia, but he has consented to for
ward Queen Victoria's letters to King
They Were Forged.
Berlin*, Nov. 27.— The National Ga
zette states that the czar has forwarded
to Prince Bismarck the originals of the
forged documents containing what pur
ported to be -Prince Bismark's senti
ments toward Russia.;
GREVY SETSTHE DAY.
The President of the French
Republic to Formally Re
sign on Thursday.
Emperor William Expresses
His Sorrow—Status of the
The Arrival of an American
Man- War at Samoa
Causes Much Joy.
A Little Stone-Throwing at
entine at Sofia.
Pauls, Nov. 27.— M. Grevy, to-day,
formally informed M. Rouvier of his
resolution to resign the presidency, and
said that he would send a message to the
senate and chamber of deputies on
Thursday next. M. Rouvier proceeded
at once to the residence of M. Floquet to
announce tire resignation of the presi
dent. Motions to adjourn until Thurs
day will be made in both houses to-mor
row. M. Rouvier visited M. Grevy again
tin* evening and at 10 o'clock to-night
had a conference with the other mem
bers of the cabinet. M. Anatole de La
Forge has formally refused to be a can
didate for the presidency. He advo
cates a revision of the constitution and
the abolition of the senate and presi
dency. The revolutionists held meet
ings to-day in the Salle de Fevrier and
Quartier Crenelle. Speeches were made
denouncing M. Grevy and the support
ers of M. Ferry.
The Feeling of Germany Over the
Crown Prince's Illness.
Berlin, Nov. 27.— Emperor William
to-day received the president and vice
presidents of the reichstag, who came
to express the sympathy of that body
with the crown prince. The emperor,
replying to their address, said that the
ailment of the crown prince was a
severe visitation, especially in view of
his high position and his great abili
ties for continuing the direction of the
policy of Prussia and Germany in a
manner which would have enabled the
emperor to close his eyes in peace.
What Providence might further decree
none could tell, but it was the duty of
all to bow to God's inscrutable will.
The universal sympathy which had
been shown in such a remarkable de
gree was a great consolation. He re
gretted that he was unable to open the
reichstag in person. He would
have "liked himself to have
told the world that he desired
peace, although Germany was perfectly
prepared to meet attacks. He next al
luded to the satisfactory state of the
country's finances, which, he said, was
also manifest in the individual states of
the empire. Finally, in the course of a
few words on the general political situ
ation, he expressed regret at the pro
posed resignation of M. Grevy.
San Remo, Nov. 27.— The crown
prince indulged in a drive this morning
and a walk in the afternoon. He looked
well and cheerful.
Berlin, Nov. 27.— Prince and
Princess of Saxe-Meiiiingen paid a
visit to Prof. Bergniann to-day. Thurs
day they will go to San Remo*, with the
intention of making a prolonged stay in
order to cheer up the crown prince.
Referring to the previous reichstag's
rejection of the military bill, the em
peror said that the condition of Europe
was such that he had only asked an in
dispensable increase of the army. The
uncertain state of affairs in France now
especially excited apprehension. M.
Grevy had shown great activity and in
the truest sense had displayed con
servatism in support of the republic
such as Germany could only show for
the maintenance of the monarchy.
TICKLED THE SA3IOANS.
Arrival of an American War Ship
San Francisco, Nov. 27.— A corre
spondent writing from Apia, Samoa,
under date of Nov. 7, reports the arrival
of the United States war ship Adams at
the island on Oct. 10. The correspond
ent says: It was significant to watch
the delighted expressions of the Samo
ans and hear them say how glad they
were. Friendly relations -were at once
established between the Samoans and
American officers, and native dances
were given in honor of the visitors. The
first meeting of the native legislature
under Zamaseses took place tlie 12th of
October. The behavior of the natives
did not indicate any departure from
their position that they did not submit
to Tomaseses, but to the Germans. The
proceedings at the parliament were con
sistent with the German policy. Ger
mans read the law as it was to be and
there was an endof it.No one was allowed
to discuss the tax whicli was announced.
A tax of $1 per head was announced
with fine and imprisonment if not paid
in full now. To get money to pay this
tax the Samoans will have to borrow or
mortgage their land. The Germans
knew this and they are threatening the
native with punishment by man-of-war
if they do not mortgage to German
traders. On the day before the assem
bling of the legislature, a chief named
Tamasen was arrested on the charge of
theft and put in prison. The real cause
of this action was that Tamasen had
said he was glad there was an American
man-of-war coming, and this had been
reported to the magistrate, who held
him up. Tamasen was released from
prison by the American consul general,
who severely rebuked the magistrate.
A ROW AT LIMERICK
Over an Attempt to Hold a Demon
Limerick, Nov. 27.— attempt made
in this city to-day to hold a demonstra
tion in honor of the Manchester martyrs,
Allen, Larkin and O'Brien, was sup
pressed by the police. The unveiling of
a statute to commemorate the hanging
of the men was set down as a portion
of the programme. Fearing interfer
ence with the statue, a guard surrounded
it during the night. Mr. Mclnerney, of
New York, who had been chosen to
preside at the demonstration, was on
the ground and addressed the people.
The police then drew their batons and
made an onslaught upon the crowd.
This was answered by stone throwing.
The crowd was dispersed. Subse
quently, wherever groups were found
assembling, the police charged upon
them and seized their flags. In these
encounters a number of people were
hurt. Troops now occupy the thor
oughfares. The mayor and other munic
ipal authorities arc actively engaged in
quieting the people.
The police used tlieir batons indis
criminately, clubbing men, women and
small boys. They even pursued the
THE BRIGHT JUVENILES.
The tic is wise and gallant
To give the little Chits
A dance to show their talent
And sharpen up their wit?,
The lri£hUnd fenny chatter
CI the children— and their jokes—
fill ffake interestiig matter
To he read by "we" od fols.
•- L. H. MAXFIEI.P.
fleeing people into their houses. The
organist of a Catholic church was
clubbed on the head while leaving tha
building. During the disturbance one
shop was completely wrecked and the
windows of the County club were
smashed. A serious disturbance occurred
to-night. The crowd stoned and hooted
the police, who tried to clear the streets
with batons and bayonets, but met with
great resistance. Many civilians and
constables were injured. The wounded
men were conveyed to the hospital. The
police acted in a reckless manner. The
windows of the hotels on the streets
where the trouble occurred were filled
with onlookers. Many of these per
sons taunted the police, who re
plied by throwing staffs and stones,
breaking a large number of windows.
Thirty persons had tlieir wounds
dressed at the hospital. At 11 o'clock
to-night the town was quiet. Police ac
companied the train with Mclnerney for
twenty miles in order to check any at
tempt to alight at an intermediate sta
tion. On his arrival at Limerick Mc
lnerney was carried on the shoulders of
the people to a carriage, in which he
was escorted to his hotel. This evening
the principal streets of Limerick were
aolaze with burning tar barrels. :
Dublin, Nov. 2?.— Twelve thousand
persons assembled in Glasnevin ceme
tery to-day in honor of the Manchester
martyrs. Many also visited the tomb
erected at the expense of three New
York women in honor of O'Donnell, the
slayer of Informer Carey. Michael
Davitt, in a speech, said that the Tory
leaders would have voted a pension to
Judas Iscariot. A detachment of police
were present. r--77.f.7, ...7.
Dublin, Nov. 27.— meeting an
nounced to take place at Macroom to
day to celebrate the twentieth anniver
sary of the execution of the Manchester
martyrs was proclaimed by the govern
ment, but the people assembled at Kil
murry, live miles distant, and carried
out their intention. A collision with
the police resulted ana many persons
Parisian Students Show Mine. Li
mousin Their Disgust,
London, Nov. 28.— The Post's corre
spondent at Paris asserts that the fol
lowing is the true story of the forged
Wilson letters: "All the documents
seized in Mine. Limousin's house were
shown to President Grevy, who de
stroyed two letters because they con
tained the words 'Grevy et moi." When
the Parquet discovered the abstraction
a scene occuned at the Elysee palace,
and two letters were written to remedy
the mischief." It is announced that
Baron Selliere is going to Paris to tes
tify against M. Wilson.
Pakis. Nov. 27.— Mme. Limousin and
M. Lorentz exhibited themselves -in a
cafe in the Rue Gay Lussac to-day.
Mme. Limousin gave a recep.ion to stu
dents. They listened to her for some
time and then, becoming disgusted at
adverse remarks on Gen.Boiilanger,
they proceeded to smash glass, tables,
windows, etc. The women of the cafe
were rescued by police, and put into a
cab, in which they were driven away.
A mob of students followed and smashed
the cab and ill-treated Mme. Limousin.
THE NATIONALISTS -•••-.• ***
Hold * a Mammoth Meeting at
Dublin, Nov. 27.— Messrs. Illing
. worth, Moorhead, Charming and
Stephenson, English members of par
liament, will visit Archbishop Croke on
Monday. The largest Nationalist meet
ing ever held in Queenstown took place
to-day. Many English and Irish mem
bers of parliament were present. Mr.
Lane, member of parliament for Cork;
in a speech, said that under no circum
stances would they advise non-payment
of rent, and that any man giving' such
advice was no friend of Ireland; Reso
lutions protesting against the treatment
of Mr. O'Brien were adopted. Two
news venders of .Killarney have been
summoned to answer for selling United
Ireland, Mr. O'Brien's paper. : -.:./
AFFAIRS IN ROI TMAXIA,
The King Opens the Chambers la
Bucharest, Nov. 27.— The chambers
were opened to-day. The speech from
the throne was read by the king in per
son. He said that Rouniania main
tained good relations with all the
powers. In spite of the troubles near
the frontier Rouniania had kept out of
the conflict atd was gaining increased
strength and confidence on all sides.
The army has been strongly developed
and the financial condition of the coun
try was satisfactory. The king an
nounced that an important work, the
construction of a bridge over the Dan*
be to connect with Kustendji, is about
is be begun.
Belgi:ade, Nov. 27.— skupt
schina reassembled to-day. M. Spasich
was elected president.
The Arrival of Princess Clemen*
tine at Sofia. j
Sofia, Nov. Princess Clementine,
accompanied by her son, Prince Ferdi
nand, arrived here to-day. On tlieir en
trance into the city they were welcomed
by the municipal authoeities. Troops
lined the route to the palace and flags
were displayed on buildings along the
various streets. Arriving at the palace,
they were received by the cabinet min
isters and the members of the sobranje.
Prince Ferdinand subsequently ap
peared on the balcony and thanked the
people for the warm reception accorded
to Princess Clementine and himself. .•
Too 111 to Attend.
London, Nov. 27.— Mr. Gladstone,
replying to an invitation to preside at a
banquet to be given to Mr. Wilfrid
Blunt by the London members of the
Irish National league, says that he is
under strict orders from his medical ad
visers not to attend any meetings un
less there is espet ill necessity for so
doing. He also says that he highly ap
preciates Mr. Limit's public spirit, and
cannot see how his conduct in Ireland
placed him in conflict with the law. *
The Contract immoral.
Paris, Nov. 27— C01. Webb, an
American resident of Paris, refused, in
consequence of the recent scandals to
accept the cross of the Spanish ■ Order
of Isabella, the Catholic, for which he
had promised to pay $700. The man
who obtained the decoration thereupon
sued the colonel for the amount named.
The case came up for trial yesterday
and was promptly dismissed, the court
holding that the contract was an im.-*
--moral one. ; ;"v V V
Protests Against Gladstone.
London, Nov. 27.— Mr. Charles Car
michael Lacait, member of parliament
for Dundee, a Liberal and Home X uler,
has resigned. He says he wishes to re
tire from parliament because he cannot
steadily support Mr. Gladstone, who, he
says, by his immoderate attitude, hin
ders the granting of home rule to Ire
land. --r-rz; * -
A Quiet Sabbath.
London, Nov. 27.— Loneon was quiet
to-day. There was no attempt to hold
any meetings in Trafalgar square. A
number of persons assembled in Hyde
park, but good order was preserved.