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Dakota Politicians Hold Con
ventions at Various
And Choose Delegates to the
Much Interest Manifested
And First-Rate Men
Sioux Falls Will Be Repre
sented by Non Partizan
Special to the Globe.
Gkafton, N. D., May 4.— The Demo
cratic Twenty-fourth district conven
tion, which was held here this after
noon, nominated M. K. Merrinan, of
Grafton, and James Bell, of Minto, to
attend the constitutional convention at
Bismarck next July. Resolutions were
adopted urging that a Democratic paper
bo established in this county, and it is
understood that one will soon moke its
After a Fight.
Special to the Globe.
Steele, Dak., 'May 4.— The Repub
lican district convention was held to
day and aCer a bitter tight resulted in
the following nominations for the con
stitutional convention: James B. Gay
ton, of Emmons; George H. Faye, of
Mcintosh and Charles V. Brown, of
Wells. Kidder, the senior county of the
seventh district, gets nothing, although
this is about the only district in North
Dakota where the Republicans asked
Lawrence County Republicans.
Special to tbe GloDe.
Dead wood, S. D., May 4.— The Re
publican convention for the Second
district, Lawrence county, met at Lead
City to-day and nominated the Hon.
Lighten Carson, of Deadwood. and
William S. O'Brien, of Lead City, as
delegates to the constitutional conven
tion at Sioux Falls. Hon. G. C. Moody
was the permanent presiding officer.
Special to the Gtooe.
Bismarck, N. D., May 4.— The Re
publican county convention here to
day instructed in favor of the nomina
tion of E. A. Williams and Harvey
Harris for the constitutional conven
tion. They will be nominated. The
Democratic primaries elected delegates
favorable to Judge Garland and Joseph
Hare. It is freely predicted that two
Democrats will be elected.
E. A. Williams was to-day appointed
assistant attorneygeneral by Attorney
Both Parties Nominate.
Special to tbe Globe.
Waterloo, Dak., May 4.— The Dem
ocratic county convention met to-day
and elected twelve delegates to the dis
trict convention, which meets on the
7th to nominate two candidates for the
constitutional convention. The Repub
licans elected delegates for the county
convention this evening.
Strictly Non-Par isan.
Sioux Falls. Dak., May _.— a
non-partisan delegate convention held
here this afternoon, John W. Tuthill, E.
W. Caldwell and E. G. Wright were
nominated as candidates for delegates
to the constitutional convention to meet
here July 4. Wright is a local leader of
Special to the Glohe.
Wahpeton, Dak., May The Re
publican convention this afternoon nom
inated W. S. Lauder and Andrew Stot
ten as delegates to the constitutional
convention. Mr. Stotten is a farmer.
MARINE * VICES.
Special to the Globe.
West Superior, Wis., May 4.— The
steamship Northern Wave cleared for
Buffalo; wheat and flour.
Bkemeiuiaven, May 4.— Arrived:
Saale from New York.
Boston, May 4.— Arrived:- Roman,
New York, May Arrived: Adri
atic, Umbria and Nevada, Liverpool;
La Gascogne, Havre.
London, May 4.— The steamer Den
mark, from New York for London,
passed the Lizard last evening. The
steamer Kansas, from Boston for Liver
pool, passed Kinsale to-day. The
steamer Etruria. from New York April
27 for Liverpool, arrived at Queenstown
at Ip. m.. May 4. The time of her voy
age was 0 days 15 h. 18 mm.
Liverpool. May 4.— Arrived: Celtic
from New York.
New York, May 4.— The steamship
Nevada, of the Guion ' line, which was
long overdue, got into port to-night.
She was sighted" off Fire Island before
dusk and anchored at quarantine for
. On Chick amauga's Field.
Chattanooga, Term., May 4.— There
arrived in this city to-day a party of
thirty distinguished ex-federal and con
federate officers who were engaged in
the battle of Chickamauga in 1863,
prominent among whom are Gen. Rose
crans, Gen. Grosvenor, Gen. Boynton,
Gen. Cist, Gen. Hunt, Gen. Reynolds,
Gen. Van Dover, Cassius M. Clay,
Don Piatt, and others. The party ac
companies Col. Kellogg, U. S. A., to as
sist in completing maps of 'the battle
field of Chickamauga. On Monday the
party will visit Lookout • mountain,
when they will be entertained by citi
zens of Chattanooga, and on Monday
night they will have a public reception
in the same house in which Gen. Rose
crans had his headquarters during the
siege of Chattanooga.
Arrival of the Wieland.
New York, May 4,— The steamship
Wieland, of the Hamburg-American
packet line, arrived at this port this
evening, having on board the remainder •
of the passengers of the ill-fated steam
ship Danmark, which foundered at sea.
The Wieland was sighted off Fire Is
land before sundown but she lay to off
Quarantine for the night, unable to make
her berth before daylight. The pas
sengers of the Danmark that the Wie
land has aboard are the ones that the
steamship Missouri landed at the
Azores. They will be landed at Castle
Garden tomorrow and their wants will
be attended to by the agents of the
Thingvilla line to which the Danmark
A Rose Without a Thorne.
Sax Francisco, May 4.— The actress,
/lose Thorne," has been granted • a di
vorce from her husband, Edwin Thorne,
by the divorce court at Martinez. Mrs.
Thorne charged her husband with infi
delity. ;. '- .-.•_■ v>..-. -■
Nothing Accomplished. 'S ;":■■■•
New York, May 4.— The .senate,; in
vestigating committee, which is to sift
the question of: Canadian control in
American railroads and the diversion of
American traffic over Canadian lines,
met again this .morning at the Fifth
Avenue hotel, but after a . two '- hours'
discussion adjourned until 11 o'clock on
Monday : morning, without having 1 ac
complished anything. None of the in
vited witnesses have, as yet, put in an
appearance, and if this state of affairs
still continues on Monday, the proba
bilities are that the committee will issue
subpoenas to compel attendance.
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THE STEEL COMBINE.
Conditions of the Rolling Mill
Chicago, May 4.— The last formality
in the much talked of merging of the
three great steel manufacturing con
cerns of Illinois was completed to-day
without a hitch. The new corporation
is called the Illinois Steel company*
and constitutes the largest combina
tion of steel interests in America. The
capital stock is $25,000,000, of which
$18,000,000 have been paid in. At a
joint meeting of directors of the three
old companies to-day fixed a valuation
of each of the different concerns was
announced to have been agreed upon,
and all the properties were formally
turned over. The capital stock
of the new company is held as
follows, the per cehtage repres
enting also the percentage of valuation
of the three old plants as agreed upon
by the joint directors. North Chicago
Rolling Mill company, 54 per cent;
Joliet Steel company,2o per cent; Union
Steel company, 20 per cent. The new
board of directors are: William J.
Botch, New Bedford, Mass.; Nathaniel
Thayer, Boston; Francis Blodgett,
Boston; O. Potter, E. C. Potter, H.
11. Porter, J. C. Morse. W. K. Sterling,
John Creerar and Marshall Field, Chi
cago, and Alexander J. t Leith, New
York. Richard C. Hannah ; will be sec
retary and treasurer. The business of
the company will be managed entirely
by an executive committee chosen by
the directors, following the Yanderbilt
idea of vesting the control in the hands
of several instead of one man.This execu
tive committee is composed ofO. W.
Potter, chairman; A. J. Leith, J. C.
Morse, W. K. Sterling and E. C. Potter.
The capital of £25, 000,000 is based on a
valuation of the three companies of
about 115,000,000, the remainder con
sisting of cash working capital,
and unissued stock to be used
in emergencies or for improve
ments. Besides the various mills
in Chicago, South Chicago and Joliet.
the consolidated plant includes mills
at Milwaukee and mines in Dodge,
Wis., besides much other property, al
together fourteen blast furnaces. Chair
man O. W. Potter said this evening
that the company proposed to keep all
the plants running, avoiding a glut of
the market by gradually diversifying
more and more the company's product.
EMPLO YER AND EMPLOYE.
Newspapers Will Send a Corps of
Detroit," Mich., May The Detroit
Evening News and the associated pa
pers of the Scripps league, the Cleve
land Press, . the Cincinnati Post and
the St. Louis Chronicle, have decided
to send at their joint expense a
delegation of forty American work
men to the Paris exposition, to re
turn the visit of the French workmen's
delegation to the centennial exposition.
The men will be nominated by the lead
ing labor organizations and from, these
will be chosen at leaft forty representa
tive men, and possibly some women, se
lected with regard* to their perfect
knowledge of their respective trades,
their sobriety and reliability and
capacity for observation, and their
ability to carry to their fellow workmen
in plain, but clear and exact English, a
fair conception of what they have seen
and studied, in Paris and throughout
Europe. The delegates selected will
be assembled at some rendezvous to
receive instructions and then depart
for New York in palace cars, where
they will take first-class passage for
Europe. Arrived in England, they will
first visit the leading industrial centers
of that country, including London, Bir
mingham and Sheffield, and then
cross the channel to France, They
will remain at least two weeks
in Paris studying the exposition,
each delegate making a special study of
his own trade, and the exhibits which
illustrates it. They will next visit the
great manufacturing establishments iv
the neighborhood of Paris, and after
wards take a flying trip to Lyons and
possibly, some other great . industrial
city of the interior. From each point
of interest, and especially from
Paris, each delegate will write a
carefully prepared report of observa
tions in His own special trade. These
reports will deal not only with mechan
ical improvements that may be observed,
but also with the relations" of employer
and employed, as they are illustrated
by the observations of the delegates
in Europe as compared with their
knowledge of the relations of the cor
responding casses in America. Among
the classes to be represented in the del
gation there will be engineers, machin
ists, ship carpenters, furniture design
ers, agricultural implement makers and
photographers. The expedition will be
accompanied by staff artists and corre
spondents of the papers, and the history
of the whole expedition will be pub
lished in an elaborate volume.
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DEATH OF MA J. EDWARDS.
A Kansas City Editor Expires
Suddenly at Jefferson City.
St. Louis, May 4.— Maj. John N. Ed
wards, one of the editors of the Kansas
City Times, and one of the best and
most favorably known newspaper
men in the West, died ~ suddenly and.
unexpectedly at the McCarty house,
in Jefferson City, at -about 10 o'clock
this morning from a stroke of paralysis.
Maj. Edwards had been at the state
capitol for some time looking after the
live stock inspection bill, the passage of
which he fought strenuously. There
were many queer contradictions in
his disposition, and they often
became the subject of criticism.
He was the friend and apologist of the
James boys during the bloodiest epoch
of their career, yet he always tried to
induce them to give up their lawless
life and, finally, after Jessie had been
killed.it was Maj. Edwards " who ar
ranged for the surrender of Frank
James and by that surrender put an
end to the existence of that desperate
gang of outlaws. '
MEANS A THREAT.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Chicago, May 4.— The possible open
ing of a new through route between
Chicago and the Atlantic seaboard by
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
road, in connection with the Milwaukee
& Northern, came up" to-day at the
meeting of the Chicago freight
committee of the Central Traffic
association. The subcommittee to
which the subject was referred at a
previous meeting, reported a series of
resolutions which were passed unani
mously, it it generally considered that
the resolutions imply a threat that if
the St. Paul carries out its suggestion of
a circuitous route .to the seaboard, it,
may as well look to its new found con-"
nections for the bulk of the West-bound
traffic, as the Chicago roads will cut its
~m*~ — -
RESULT OF A BOYCOTT.
The Rochester Post Express Sues
Rochester, N. V., May 4.— ln: the
supreme court to-day suit for $10,000
damages was brought against -the offi
cers of the Central Labor union
by ' the Post - Express ; \ Print
ing company.' .. The ' suit :/ is a
result of the street car ..-. drivers' strike,
which has been- in progress for some
time. Shortly after. the strike! was be
gun a boycott ' was <■■ placed • on ?' several
linns by the Car Drivers' assembly,
among them v being"* the Post-Express .
printing office.- The Central Labor ;
union indorsed ths boycott.
■ '....' me —a-
No Use for Plumbers. ".
Terre Haute Express. '•■.'-"•'
Wickwire— My belief is, that, we will
all follow the same occupations in the
next world that we do here.
'■ Yabsley— So? What use will there be
for the . plumbers where there is no
water. ;■- ■ .""" ..■'■: .
THE SAINT PAUL J>AILY' GLOBE: SI DAY MORNING, MAY &, 1889. —SIXTEEN PAGES.
A PRIEST-IN PERIL.
Polish Catholics at Manistee,
. Mich., Indulge in a
A Factional Fight, With the
Priest Leading* One
There Is Still Richness in
the Carter Divorce
An Arkansas Stage Robbed by
Detroit, May 4.— A special from
Manistee says: The Polish priest of
this place was assaulted on the street
this morning by one faction of his
church followers and a general riot re
sulted, in which both men and women 1
participated. The militia was called
out to quell the riot, and.the fire depart
ment was also called out and turned the
hose upon the mob. After .nearly
drowning several of the rioters, peace
was restored. The sheriff attempted to
arrest the leaders of the disturbance
and was attacked by the women, sev
eral of whom were knocked down. Ten
of the rioters have been jailed and a
guard is stationed at the priest's house
to prevent further trouble.
The trouble commenced three months
ago over money matters. The people,
to the number of one-third of the con
gregation, opposed Rev. Father Gro
chowski, who, they claim, has com
pelled them to pay exorbitant taxes to
support the church. Six of the ring
leaders were arrested for assault and
battery .in February and tried by Jus
tice Mortice and a jury, who acquitted
them. Since that time the trouble has
continued, the two parties running the
church, both selling pews and transact
ing business. The city council has
appointed special police .from the
priest's faction to preserve order.
Last Sunday the priest went through
the church, asking for • certificates
of pew holders. Puriel, one ot his op
ponents, drew a knife, and told the
priest that the knife was his certificate.
A riot ensued and no mass was cele
brated. Yesterday the women attacked
the priest and his faction. The police
dispersed the crowd last night, but the
trouble was renewed this morning.
Trouble is expected to-morrow. No
services will be held at church. ; "
the Carter CASE.
Another Chapter in the Chicago
Chicago, May s.— The last day of the
third week of the Carter divorce trial
opened with but a small attendance, .
the departure from the usual custom of
not holding court Saturday not being
understood by the crowd of sensation
seekers. It was understood that the
defense and the cross bill by Mr. Carter
would rest to-day and Mrs. Carter's de
fense to the cross bill would be taken
up Monday. The first witness this
morning was James ' Curtis Butler
Andrews, a member of the "Lambs"
club, of New York. He testi
fied that in September, 1880,
he saw Mrs. Carter at dinner
at the Albemarle hotel. New York, with
E. 13. Sheldon and another man, and
one evening he saw Mrs. Carter give a
messenger boy a note and . afterwards
heard her say something about going to
the theater. He saw her several times
at Delmonieo's with Kyrle Bellew.
Bradford ii. Batty, who was night clerk
at the hotel at St. Augustine where j
Mrs. Carter stopped, testified that he
was called to her room at 10 or II o'clock
at night several times to bring crackers
and sugar. Mr. Carter was recalled by
Mr. Walker and identified a number of
letters and telegrams sent him by Mrs.
Carter while on her Southern trip
in the winter of 1884. The ses
sion closed with the evidence of
Leslie Carter on his cross bill,
charging his wife with adultery. The
trial was then adjourned until Monday,
when Mrs. Carter's rebuttal will be put
in. On her behalf, the depositions of
Messrs. Gregory,' Gilbert, Pearce and
Bellew have been taken, denying any
wrong with Mrs. Carter, aud the inter
esting part of next week's . proceedings
is expected to come about the time the .
legal readers reach the cross-examina
tion of these co-respondents. The cross
questions are said to make very inter
esting reading indeed, and in Bellew's
deposition the name of Mrs. James
Brown Potter is stated to largely figure.
Mrs. Carter has talked a great deal
about alleged attempts by Ernest Carter
to dishonor his brother, and rumor has
it that she will probably make such a
charge against Eugene Carter next
BY MASKED MEN.
An Arkansas Stage Coach Stoppe d
Eureka Springs, Ark., May 4.— The
Harrison and Eureka Springs stage coach
was held up by highwaymen this morn
ing in broad daylight a short distance,
west of Green Forest, Carroll county,
and robbed. The mail sack containing
the registered packages was cut open
and ritied. The driver can give no other
description of the robbers than that
there were two of them, and that both
were masked. There were no passen
gers in the stage at the time of the rob
"JACK THE RIPPER"
Has a Negro Imitator Near Ocala,
St. Louis, May 4.— -A dispatch from
Ocala. Fla., gives an account of the do
ings of a negro, somewhat after the
style of "Jack the Kipper," of London.
Oil April "jO,. two miles from Ocala, Etta
Burley, a colored girl, twenty years
old, while working in a cornfield was
brutally assaulted by a negro tramp un
known in the neighborhood. He" told
the girl he had watched her for three '
days with murderous intent. He at
tacked her with a knife, cutting her
clothes, nearly, all off, but inflicted no
serious wounds. The girl's screams
brought aid and the negro fled to a
swamp near by and could hot be found.
Since this occurrence, two other girls
have been attacked in a similar manner,
and the men escaped each time. On
Saturday evening last, Etta Burley was
again assaulted by the same negro, near
her home. After knocking the girl
down, he attempted to disembowel her
with a knife, and slashed her across the
breasts, but owing to her violent
struggles. the cuts were only
slight. The girl's father ; and brother
ran to her aid, and the latter fired a gun
at the would-be murderer, but without
effect. : As the brute ian away, he said
he had to kill the girl somehow. The
negroes of the whole : section are . up in
arms, and are scouring the woods in
every direction, and should the fiend be
caught he will be lynched at once. It
was reported last night that a colored
girl had been found dead in the woods,',
arid her body slashed in a horrible man
ner. ' v :il§SSSfflß~lSfß^''" • .-•--•/■'
FAILED TO INDICT. \
Developments ' \ Regarding ,'.' the
Cook County Asylum.
Chicago, May' 4. —Contrary . to expec
tation, the grand jury to-day completed
its work without" indicting Dr. Kiernan,
superintendent of the Cook County in
sane asylum, as accessory to the mur
der of the lunatic Burns, for which"
three asylum attendants are how await
ing trial. In an extended report on the
: condition of the asylum,. the jury at
tribute most of the evils there to the ex
tremely overcrowded condition of the
institution - and the inadequate
number- of. attendants. JSo hor
rible is the -overcrowding, the 1
report says, that a large number of
inmates are obliged to sleep : two iv a
bed of three feet in - width, and.- beds
have to be so located for. lack of - room
that many times attendants, particularly
iv the female wards, must crawl over
patients in one bed to give those atten
tion who are in a bed beyond. . v .
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TWO MURDERS. " A
Greenville, Miss., Comes to the
Front With Bloodshed. n'J
GitEENVii.LE, Miss., May 4. — This aft
ernoon Hugh Cunningham, a special'
night watchman, was shot in an alterca
tion by Moses Weston, a colored)
man, and instantly. 1 killed, one
pistol ball passing through /his
heart. The , murderer was . arrested. 1 ;
Another murder was committed'
to-night, . John Kelly, ■:. a : bartender,.,
shooting . and killing Lem_Collier, an ;
ex-policeman, belonging to the better
class of colored people., The cause of •
the shooting was Collier expressing sym
pathy with the murderer Weston. s ,-
PENSION FRAUDS. '
nine' People Come to Grief in
.St. Louis, Mo., May 4.— The princi
pals in an extraordinary pension fraud
ease were arrested in different parts of
the state yesterday. Jacob Little, a
Union soldier, died in Andersonville
prison, and in 1871 his widow was
awarded a pension of 136 a month. She
married a man named Barnes and died
in 1872. Barnes took his wife' 3 pension
papers and came to Pettis county, M 0.,"
where he married a widow named Rog
ers. He induced- her to impersonate
the deceased Mrs. Little, which she did
successfully and drew the pension.
Barnes died in 1877, and the widow took
up with a man named Ritt, who was
soon ; in possession of the * pension
story. She wanted to quit drawing the
money, but Bitt compelled, her to con
tinue the fraud until they separated
about a year ago. Then she ceased
drawing the money, and the govern
ment, desiring to know why the money
was not drawn, . started an investiga
tion. After six months' hard work, the
conspiracy was unearthed; and Mrs.
Barnes was arrested yesterday, at Som
erset, Ozark county, and Bitt was taken
into custody in this city.
CAUSED A SENSATION,
And the Fair Plaintiff Got $15,
Los Angeles, Cal., May 4.— The jury
in the breach of promise case of Miss
Frances Dykes, of Springfield, Mo.,
against George Van Every, of Los
Angeles, returned a verdict last even
ing" of $15,000 for the plaintiff, who
sued for $20,000. She charged that Van
Every had betrayed her. The case
created a great sensation, because of
Van Every s prominence in the church,'
and because of the plaintiff's appeals in
court to the defendant- to tell her what
he had done with her child. .'■■i-^H-
Chicago, May 4.— The grand jury
to-day returned au indictment for mur
der against Supt. Kiernan, of the insane*
asylum. This action grows out of the
death of Robert Burns, a patient in that
institution, who was beaten to death by
attendants. Of these, Schubert, Crogato,
Fecha " and Richardson were also in
dicted for murder. : ■ • ll!
By the Morphine Route. 1 '<p
San Francisco, May 4.— Willia^n
Henry, the reputed brother of Fan^y,
Davenport, the actress, committed sui
cide to-day, using morphine. Deceased
was fifty-three years old and a wood- .
turner by trade. The cause for his act
ion is unknown. . ■*■■ '■■■-' j./'t-
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KNIVES IN HIS BOOTS,
Congressman Hall Is After
the Scalps of Postmas
J. C. Williams, of Mankato,
■ Gets an Office Worth
$2,400 a Year.
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A Witness Tells How Marshal
, Jones Gobbled Oklahoma
i The Attorney General Prom
ises to Look Into the
]''• ; Matter.
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• Special to the Globe. "..';•'• "
Washington, D. C, May 4.—Con
gressman Hall has recommended the
appointment of " Lillie . Harter as post
master at Benson, Minn.',. vice Lyons,
to be removed. Mr.' Hall had several
similar rods in pickle, but Clarkson was
away from the city. J. P. Williams, of
Mankato, was to-day appointed custodian
of the rolls of dies and plates in the bu
reau of engraving and printing in the
treasury department. He is an old
time personal friend of Secretary Win
doin. The office is one of great responsi
bility and the salary is $2,400. ;'■-■.
SAYS HE CAN PROVE IT.
A Man Who Witnessed Marshal
Jones' Crooked Work.
. Washington, May George W.
Cole, of Chicago, who was in Oklahoma
when that territory was thrown open to
settlement, : had a conference with At
torney General Miller this afternoon in
regard to the conduct of government
officers on that occasion." \ According to
his statement, Marshal Jones, of Kan
sas, and nearly all of his 700 deputies
took illegal' advantage of their official
position to get possession of choice land.
Mr. Cole said he was on the spot and was
prepared; to substantiate his charges
against Mars al Jones and his deputies.
He said further that Marshal Needles
and his deputies of the Oklahoma dis
trict were alleged to be equally culpable
in the matter, but as he was not per
sonally cognizant of the facts so - far as
these officials were concerned, he
did not care to be responsible
for the charges against them. He
had seen enough, however, dur
ing his stay of three days in the terri
tory to : convince him that certain uer
sens had been given unfair advantages
in securing claims and he deemed it his
duty to bring the matter to the atten
tion of the proper authorities. He said
he had talked- with Secretary . Noble
.in . regard 'to the matter,", and'
it was at his suggestion that .; he
had called upon the attorney general.
• The latter thanked him for his informa
tion, and assured him that the matter
.'would be thoroughly investigated. He
rsaid he had already heard enough to
satisfy him that some crooked business
had been perpetrated in Oklahoma, and
'he was determined that ' the offenders
'Shall be brought to justice if. possible.
Inspector Frank D. Hobbs, of the gen-.
eral land office, in a letter dated Guth
rie, Oklahoma, April 28, says r "The
• crowds at the office door have been very
great, but the most perfect order has
prevailed throughout, and in my ex
perience I have never seen a better class
lof settlers at the opening of a new land
office." '■■ .- - • ;.
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..[■. The Contract Let. '■-".
;<i Washington," May J4. — Secretary
'Tracey to-day awarded to * the Union
. Iron Works "of J San Francisco the con
tract for constructing the great armored
coast defense vessel at a cost of $1,628,
--000. . ' - • . • ;
TOO COOL ENTIRELY.
Last Week's Weather Was Bad
■ ■]■ Washington, May 4.— The signal
service weather crop '( bulletin for the
. week ending *- Saturday,. May 4, says
The cool weather ' during the week
retarded crowth; .' and was gener
ally unfavorable to crops in
the Northwest, and some damage
is reported to fruit and. gardens
from frost in that section and in the
central valleys. Cold, cloudy weather
and little rain in Michigan, Ohio and
Indiana, caused the crops to advance
. but little, and the absence of moisture
in Indiana and .Ohio has -placed the
crops in those states in a critical con
dition. in Kentucky ' Tennessee and Ar
kansas the timely "rains, although less
than the needed amount, benefited crops.
j Tobacco crop prospects are ; ; reported as
poor ; and the growth of cotton ' slow.* 1
. The cool weather doubtless affected the
cotton crop unfavorably from Texas
eastward ,to South Carolina, but
the rains over this region during
the week will doubtless" benefit the
condition of the crop if followed
by warm, clear weather, which will
probably prevail in ? that ; section the
first part of the coining week. In New
England and the middle Atlantic states
the weather was generally favorable
and the season is about ten days in ad
vance with excellent prospects. In
New.Jersey - heavy rains caused some
damage, to fruit and 'gardens in low
grounds. .- " '.". ■• ■■ ■_-
AS TO RETIREMENT.
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An Item of. Interest to Army
: -Washington, May .4.— The major
general commanding the army has pub
lished for general information the army
regulations as amended concerning the
retirement of enlisted men. In brief
they provide for the combination of ser
vice in the army and marine corps in
making up the < thirty year ■ period re
quired for retirement, for the - payment
to retired men of three-fourths of their
full ; pay, without deduction for "re
tained - pay," but ; with a deduction
of 12K cents monthly for . support
of : the - soldiers' home. The retired
! men will not ; be entitled to any in
crease of .: re-enlistment pay beyond
what has accrued at the date of retire
ment nor to commutation for fuel and
quarters. The commutation for sub
sistence and clothing will be three
fourths of the allowance- to men on
. Washington, May 4.— The secretary
of the navy has issued an order repri
manding Lieut. W. C. Strong, of the
navy, and approving the findings of the
court martial which tried him for drunk
enness, negleect ,of duty, and disobe
dience of orders on board the Tallapoosa
:at Montevideo in February last. The
court martial was held at that place,
and Lieut. Strong found guilty and sen
tenced to be suspended, from . duty for
the period of five years on half pay: to
keep his present number on the list of
lieutenants, and to be publicly repri
manded by the secretary of the navy. :
;"-*'/: Bond Offerings.
Washington, May 4.— To-day's
bond offerings aggregated . $114,850, as
follows :o Registered 4J£s, $60,500 at
106 X, ex-interest; $54,350 at 108 flat;
4% registered. $1,000 at 108 flat, and
$1,000 at 108 flat. All the offers were
accepted. SnHß_fe____ i
The Coast Vessel.
Washington, May 4. — Secretary
Tracy has awarded the contract for
building the proposed armored coast
defense vessel to the Union Iron Works
of San Francisco. One million six hun
dred and twenty-eight thousand dollars
is the price to be paid for this great
THE ZENITH CITY BUDGET.
Banning Down the Rumored Resigna
tion of Mayor Sntphin.
BETTER TRAIN SERVICE.
The Eastern Hay Conclude to ; Run an
Early Limited Train to
■.-•_.'■ St. Paul.
Special to the Globe.
Dl'mtii, ; May 4.— Some one started
the story yesterday afternoon - that
Mayor Sntphin had determined upon
resigning his position, aud that, too, at
an early date. Little credence was
given the ; report at the time, nor is it
yet in any -degree assured, but it is a
well known fact that the mayor's large
personal interests have suffered greatly
by reason of the almost undivided at
tention he has been compelled to give
: his office, while the " worry and vexa
tion have . severely strained even his
robust constitution. These . facts will
not be. without " their determin
ing influence, \ though when
called upon by -. the Globe cor
respondent this ■ morning, the . mayor
'could only say that whatever his future
action In this regard might be, he could
not as yet furnish anything for publi
cation. :He has most ably filled the ex
ecutive chair during the severest test of
Dtilu th's development, and if he should
conclude to relinquish the reins of gov
ernment he could do so with the full
consciousness of having safely guided
her to the high seas " of commercial,
moral and social importance. *3BEjS|
BETTER TRAIN SERVICE.
. It is finally definitely assured that
Duluth will have increased and better
train service with the Twin Cities. The
Eastern Minnesota has so far completed
its plans that the announcement can be
authoritatively made that within the
next thirty days Duluth will have six
daily trains to and from St. Paul and
Minneapolis. The : arrangement of the
schedule is yet to be made, but it is said .
in railroad circles here that the Eastern
folks will compete for passenger traffic
by running an early limited . train, as
against the afternoon limited of the St.
Paul & Duluth. The new arrangement
will be hailed . with satisfaction by all
having occasion to visit this section of
the state, as it will have the effect also
of forcing other lines to shorten their
There was a little excitement at the
Pioneer dock early this morning, when
the eighteen or twenty men at work
were visited by about 150 strikers and
their friends and persuaded to quit
work. ".-■ A ; West Superior contingent
was expected to arrive to aid the strik
ers, but failed to materialize. There
was no disturbance, though there was
considerable loud talk. - Tire company
had all the men it wanted, and was • in
different about keeping even this small
force at work, except as a matter of ac
commodation to the three or four vessels
. anxious to unload and get away .A
squad of police was on hand, but its
services were not needed. -'
■•■■'- THINKS HE HAS GOLD.
Adolph Carlson, of Grand Marais, has
discovered a ' piece ■] of quartz rich in
gold a short distance behind that town.
He has been in Duluth, and has re
turned to . his property, with - the ex
plorer, Z. D. Goodell. He and the
others who are interested with him are
firm in the belief that they have a
bonanza. The specimen was seen by
several Duluthians and pronounced a
OF SMALLER MOMENT.
Attorney General Clapp will deliver the
oration before Duluth's G. -A. R. post on
Decoration day. .
Capt. J. J. Div.ige is in Ashland, superin
tending government work these. .
Judge John B. Brisbin and M. W. Munn,
St. Paul attorneys, are looking after court in
terests here. i^Hyß^mßMttm_ B_M
_ CoL W. E. Tanner, manager of the Miune
• sola Car company.departed by this morning's
Oranha train for Richmond, Va., expecting;
•to be absent about three weeks. . It is not un
likely that his family will return with him.
J. L. Colby, of Milwaukee, president of the
Wisconsin Central road, is in the city to-day
on private business.
Bank clearings for the week ending last
evening were $1,953,488.13.
. St. Paul's Indies' quartet will give another
ot their pleasureable concerts in Duluih, on
, Wednesday evening next, at the First M. E.
The steamer Ossif rage inaugurates the ex
cursion season tomorrow.
'. Hon. R. A. Costello went down to St. Paul
last evening to' attend a meeting of the Red
Wing reformatory board.
E. D. Graff, of Kittanning. Pa., brother of
P. M. Graff, Esq., is looking over properly
interests here. tSS&A
"Mr. und Mrs. D. '11. Merritt and Mr. and
Mrs. F. .V. Merritt, of Marquette, have taken
their permanent residence here.
Senator Truax has taken up his residence
in Duluth and secured office quarters in the
T. E. Bowen, the Sleepy Eye statesman,
was in the city several days during the week.
• James B. Geggie, Esq., is in Washington,
and will ■ not return for ten days or two
CM. B. Harrison, Esq.; is in St. Paul closing
' up several big dealsln Duluth realty.
. Manager Emerson, of the Spalding, having
completed purchases for Duluth's magnifi
cent hotel in New York. Boston. Philadelphia
and other Eastern cities, returned last even
ing, and will devote himself to placing the
: same as fast as it arrives. He . confidently
expects to have the hotel open by June 1.
Pennies Are Legal Tender Now.
The action of that New Jersey bank
in dumping $4,000 in silver on* its floor
in payment of its checks in the hands
:of a rival institution brings up the
question of legal tenders. Gold has al
ways been legal tender in the United
States. With a brief interval previous to
the passage of the Bland act. silver dol
lars have been also. Greenbacks are
but gold and si ver certificates are not,
except on customs, taxes and public
dues. National bank notes are not
legal tenders, and can be, and often
have be, refused in payment of debt.
Subsidenry coin is legal tender only in
A gentleman went to the stamp win
dow of the postoffice in a neighboring
city and called for 100 1 cent stamps,
tendering in payment 100 1 cent nieces.
"These are not legal tender in any
such amounts,'? growled the stamp
clerk. "I refuse to accept them."
"You do. eh? ' answered the gentle
man. . "Well, give me one stamp," at
the same time shoving out a penny. The
stamp was forthcoming. -
"Now, give me a stamp." He got it.
"See . here," said the clerk, "how
many stamps do you want? Yon are
keeping twenty people waiting."
"Oh, I alway keep within the law,"
responded the gentleman. "Another
stamp, please. Pennies are not legal
tender in large amounts. Another
stamp." ; .
And he shoved out his pennies and
purchasd stamps one at a time till he
got his 100. But, the clerk was cured.
Pennies are legal tender at his window
in barrel lots.
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Married Twenty-Five Times.
. The following extract is taken from
Evelyn's Diary, and refers to a Dutch
woman who lived . in the seventeenth
century : "Toward the end of August I
returned to* Haarlem. They showed us
a cottage where they told us dwelt a
woman who had been married to her
twenty-fifth husband, and, being now a
widow, was prohibited to marry in the
future yet it could not be proved that
she had ever made away with any of
her husbands, though the suspicion had
brought her divers times into trouble."
Raising Deer For Venison.
Augusta, (Ga..) Chronicle.
.There are several deer farms in
Lowndes county where venison is
raised for market. It is said that it
costs no mora to raise venison than tur
key, and that it pays handsomely.