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THE DAILY GLOBE
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY
lUBLISHED EVERY DAY
AT THE GLOBE BUILDING,
COP,. FOURTH AND CEDAR STREETS
JtY LEWIS BAKER.
fcT.PAUL GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATE*
i'.Mi.Y (Not Including Sunday.) ■
_ rr in advanced 00 I in advanced 00
t in. in advance 4 00 1 o weeks in adv. 1 00
One month 70c.
DAILY AND SUNDAT.
3 vrin »dvanceslo 00 I 3 mos. in adv. .$2 st>
cm .in advance D 00 I 5 weeks in adv. 1 oo
One month b^C.
SUNDAY ALONE. '
3rr In advance. $2 OO I 3 mos. in adv 50c
<. in. in advance 1 00 I 1 mo. in adv -Oc
'lm Wieklt— (Bail v — Monday, Wednesday
iyr advance. s4 00 | Gmos. in adv.. 52 oo
I months, in advance — $100.
WEEKLY ST. PAUL GLOBE.
One Year, $1 1 Six Mo. Csc | Three Mo. 35c
Rejected communications cannot be pre
served. Address all letters and telegrams to
THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
Ec'siern Advertising Office, Room 21,
Tribune Building, New York.
Complete files of the Globe always kept
en hand for reference. Patrons and friends
eie cordially invited to visit and avail them
:ihts of the facilities of our Eastern Oflice
•a hile in New York
Washington, Feb. 18.— For Iowa: Colder;
northerly winds; fair weather; cold wave.
for Minnesota and South DaUota: Fair Sat
urday; colder; northerly winds; cold wave.
or Wisconsin: Rain or snow, clearing Sat
irday night; winds shifting to colder north- :
•rly.-.cold wave in West Wisconsin.
For North Dakota: Fair Saturday; colder; !
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M Paul .... 29.58 21*. ! Ft. Custer... 30.18 —i
Duluth 29.48 *JS ! Helena 39.18 -4
LaCrosse.... 29.68 30 Ft. Sully — -20.96 12
Huron 20.82 22 Mi p. n0d05a.. 120.90 4
"Moorhead... 29.66 18 Calgary.... 130.60—10
St. Vincent.. 20.80 14 |Ci'Appelle.., ! —8
Bismarck.... 20.90 12 Med'e hat... l 30.56 —12
Kt.Buford... 30.12 0 [Winnipeg ..[20.80 12
Local forecast for St. Paul, Minneapolis [
md vicinity: Fair weather; colder. •
P. F. Lyons, Observer.
THE STORY OF A DAY.
Gen. Sibley's remains are buried.
Very cold weather is predicted for Sunday.
A great storm interferes with traffic in the-
Secretary Searles, of the Sugar Trust dis
Pugilist Kiilen must pay $1,000 for striking
The South Dakota house votes in favor of
Johnny Herget knocks out La Blanche In
streeter again gets ninty-five votes in the
Illinois legislature. Bufl
An unknown woman is burned to death in
a Minneapolis fire.
Six persons are killed and fcve injured in a
New York railway collision.
Ignatius Donnelly begins his $100,000 libel
suit against the Pioneer Press.
Norman county farmers get releases on In
surance assessments by threatening to hang
A Minneapolis man commits suicide be
cause the health department killed some of
The action of the house coinage committee
seems to have ended silver legisaltion in the
Parties from North Dakota In St.
Paul this week, although living in tne
Red river valley, expressed much in
dignation at the egregious blunder of
persons from this section of the state in
raising the question of the removal of
the capital while the resubmission mat
ter was not out of the way. They had
no immediate concern about the re
moval of the seat of government, but
were intensely in earnest over the pro
hibition feature. The submission effort
was just culminating in fruition— it had
a majority in both houses, when some
of its friends sprung the other question
and forced the Missouri slope combina
tion to save the capital. This resulted
in putting resubmission out of sight
another two years. It was shown, how
ever, that a clear majority of the
members of both houses favor
the eradication of prohibition from
the constitution. Recent voting in
the South Dakota legislature shows
that the verdict on prohibition is still
more decidedly adverse in that state.
This indicates a much greater change in
public sentiment than in the sister state.
North Dakota gave less than a majority
of the vote cast at the election for the
amendment, while the South had some
thousand majority for the measure. In
neither state was the repeal a distinct
issue at the election. The Democrats
in the North in their convention at
tempted to put in an opposition plank,
but allowed it to be whittled to a chip
to please a small element. Both the
other parties appeared to be sturdily
for the full-orbed constitution, and this
was substantially the case in South Da
kota also. The constitutional clause re
lating to it is the same in each. It will,
in any event, no doubt, be an exciting
issue in the. campaign next year.
In each . state the struggle will be
to elect a legislature that will give the
people another chance to vote for or
against prohibition. Beaten In this
field, with the candidates more favor
able to the legal compulsion than in any
other state, it is improbable that a for
midable stand on the statutory line can
be had again. The champions and evan
gelists of the cause will concentrate
their energies in these two states as not
elsewhere in recent times. Driven out
of the Dakotas, prohibition may linger
in the statutes of Maine and one or two
other states, but there will be a virtual
abandonment of the principle as the
most beneficent agency in reducing the
manifest evils of a vicious propensity.
THE REFORM ELIXIR.
While the efforts to restrain the in
temperate by a legal barrier to too al
luring supplies appear to be losing
their efficacy so far as they have had
any, it is perhaps fortunate • that new
methods of effecting reformatory work
are coming iuto view. The Chicago
Tribune a day or two ago stated some
of the results of a sanitary agency in
Illinois that has for about a dozen years
been treating inebriety as a disease,
nnd effected what great expenditures
of moral and legal agencies have very
meagcrly exhibited capacity for. More
or less familiarity with the treatment
and results of the Illinois regime fur
nishes confirmation of the statements of
the Chicago paper. As dipsomania,
remedial treatment by medicants
and physical discipline is - no .?- new
thing. There are retreats or asy
lums that have in some instances re
claimed the alcoholic victims, but their
processes have usually been protracted,
and the results limited. The Illinois
system is nearly in line with the popular
method for thwarting chronic disease.
It infuses into the system a sort of
lymph, the main element of which is
chloride of gold, which is also the
remedy used by Dr. Siiurlk y, the
Detroit consumption curer, who is
alleged to have wrought surprising
cures. The object in the alcoholic cases
is :to eradicate the appetite for the '
indulgence, whether in liquors or spirits,
and fortify the system against a revival
of tha; disposition. Out of 5,003 cases
treated It is said that not one failed to
yield to the curative agencies, and but
5 per cent ever relapsed into the alco
holic disease. Compare this _ with
the labors of temperance, reformers
in . possession only of local ?or
mandatory resources, and the balance,
will be found enormously on the side of
the physical treatment. Even religious
evangelists expect a good many times
five per cent of the lapsed recalcitants
in the final computation. If the object
of all the reformatory labors is to induce
sobriety and reclaim the erring, this is
certainly an inviting-field. There is no
occult feature to the process or con
straints upon its employmentany where.
In all the cities there should be pro
vision for this treatment. Men or
women who have intemperate habits
should be compelled to undergo this
method of giving them new and more
wholesome appetites. A compulsory
reform of this character might be legiti
mate and wholesome.
HELPING STEPNIAK OUT.
The show windows of our local stores
have been adorned during the past week
by pictures of an anarchistic-looking
gentleman with an unkempt beard and a
wild look in his eye. This same gentle
man, who goes by the name of Step
niak, arrived in St. Paul in person day
day belore yesterday, with a trunk full
of horrors, which he proposed to unfold
to a trembling audience of large propor
tions iv the Metropolitan opera house
during the evening. The audience,
however, did not materialize, because
the evening was stormy, because "A
Texas Steer" had consumed the ener
gies of the show-going public for four
consecutive performances before, and
because it was not generally known
whether what he had to exhibit would
be worth the price of admission or not.
And to the end of time what doubts
there have been on this last point will
never be settled, because Mr. Stepniak
refused to play his "Kreutzer Sonata"
unless he were paid for it in advance;
and, the pay uot forthcoming, he shook
the dust from his feet as he got outside
our city walls.
Stepniak's peculiar line of horrors,
as we understand it, has to do with the
state of society in Russia, which is a
country in Europe where Napoi.eoxL
got stuck in the snowdrifts; and espe
cially with the social congestions of Si
beria, which is a remote suburb of Rus
sia where a real estate boom has never
been heard of. The American people
have learned most of what they know
about these places from a number of
very gloomy books about them, which
have been translated into our literature.
A casual acquaintance with them
gained in this way would seem to sug
gest that they were very unpleasant
quarters for a permanent residence.
The sleighing appears to be good all
the year around, but this is about the
only good thing recorded about them;
and this must pall on the jaded palate
-after a decade or two. The women are
generally pictured as dressed in yellow,
a color trying to any complexion; and
they behave in a very improper manner
for the most part, usually throwing
themselves under moving railroad
trains when they decide to commit sui
cide. This surely is in very bad taste ,
and there is no more accurate gauge of
the civilization of a country than its
popular form of self-dispatch. On this
account, if on no other, Russia must be
pretty low in the scale.
The men are reported to be suffering
from a chronic influenza; but whether
this has been contracted from too con
stant addiction to their native language,
every word of which ends with a sneeze,
or whether the sneeze word endings are
the result of the chronic influenza, doc
tors and philologists have never de
cided. It is like the great question as
to whether the first owl came from the
first egg or the first egg from the first
owl. Nobody knows, but you can take
your choice without paying any money.
These men with the chronic influenza
have, besides, very pessimistic views ot
life and they go around with dynamite
in their pockets which they explode at
all social entertainments. No dinner
party in Russia is complete without a
course of nitro-glycerine. The way the
game is played is lo throw the explosive
when no one is looking, ant] when the
projector is in a position of complete
physical safety. Life is so horrid to
these Russians that they feel it their
duty to kill everybody but themselves.
When they are successful in the game
they are sent to Siberia, where the
sleighing is better than in the other
parts of Russia. There they eat tallow
caudles and whine a great deal about
the sorrows of existence.
It would have sounded better to have
had S AK|tell us about these lovely
people; but since he was prevented, the
Globe briefly summarizes the essence
of Muscovite civilization in this way for
its appreciative readers.
MONETARY DATA. v"
In view of the questions about money
there is some inquiry for the precise
data as to coin and paper. The gold
dollar contains '23.*2*2 grains of pure gold,
which is worth 100 cents'' everywhere,
because it is believed to cost that to
procure and prepare the ore for coining.
It is common to speak of the intrinsic
value of the metal in this connection,
but that is an inaccurate term. There
is no such tiling as intrinsic worth to
any substance. All values are deter
mined by extraneous circumstances.
Robixsox Crusoe would not find any
value to gold. But as contrasted with
paper usage admits of the word applied
to gold and silver. As a matter of con
venience certificates are used to repre
sent gold dollars and silver dollars. The
greenbacks are accepted as evidence
that the government has in its treas
ury or can command the gold or silver
to meet any demands. As a matter of
fact, '6100,000,000 in gold is kept in the
vaults, and the silver notes represent
the actual bullion. These, with the is
sues of the national banks secured by
government bonds, constitute the circu
lating medium of the country, amount
ing to some $1,500,000,000. The con
stituents of this volume are: Gold, 1386,
--937,729; gold certificates, 5158,104,739;
silver dollars, 562,132,454; other silver,
$56,311,846; silver certificates, $309,321,
--207; greenbacks, $340,905,726; bank
notes. $177,250,514. There has been a
slow increase of circulating medium,
not keeping pace, it is widely believed,
with the business needs of the country.
In 1870 the per capita was sl9.97; in 1880.
$20.37; and at present $23.28. The
question for financiers is to what ex
tent this should be enlarged.
MAY FORGIVE HIM.
* It seems to be a question with the
Democrats in the house Whether they
shall consent to the regular taffy? given
the speaker in the mortuary hour of
congress. It is usual to forget all the
mean things and ugly faces exhibited in
the chair, and put in resolutions nice
things, however little merited. The
only speaker of recent times that was
too nauseous for this bit of final-amia
bility was Kieieb, of Ohio. He was
THE SAINT PAUL VAlLsi ij-LUBE : riAaUEDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 21, 1891 l v
smaller, both in corporosity and brains,
than^REED, and ? had not his capacity
for tyranny and depravity; and still the
Democrats could not quite forgive him.
He faded instantly into obscurity. Yet
it is believed that the Democrats can
find some, mitigation in the case . of.
Reed. They may remember him as a
tyrant, and brutal in his ways beyond
description, but they can feel that the
great triumph last November was due
to Reed perhaps more than to _ any
Democrat. The people pummeled him
into a fit subject for a political hospital.
THE DEAD CANNOT SPEAK.
Senator Quay has at last spoken, but
his defense places him in a worse posi
tion than his "dignified silence." The
most serious charge preferred against
him was the looting of the Pennsylvania
state treasury in 1877 and 1878, during
the administration of State Treasurer
Amos Notes. And how does Senator
Quay answer this grave charge?
In the first place, he begins his de
fense by admitting that the charge is in
the main true; that the state treasury
was plundered to the extent of nearly,
if not quite, $200,000; and that he was
held responsible in part for this condi
tion of affairs. After admitting all this,
Mr. Quay comes forward smilingly and
asserts that the man who was really re
sponsible for this was Blake Wal
ters, 145 cashier of the state treasury.
In one way this is an exceedingly fort
unate statement for Senator Quay.
Mr. Walters is dead, and, as the dead
cannot speak, there will be no denial,
on his part, of this story.
But the friends of Blake Walters
are on earth yet, and they are making
Mr. Quay wish he had stuck to his
policy of "dignified silence." Blake
Walters in 1876 was a rising and re
spected young man, a resident of Clear
field county, Pennsylvania, and a pro
tege of United States Senator Will
iam A. Wallace. Upon Col. Noyes'
election as state treasurer, at Senator
Wallace's request young Walters
was made cashier of the state treasury.
One of the first men Walters met at
llarrisburg was Matt S. Quay, then
considered a broken-down politician,
the head of the lobby, and a man whose
reputation was "siiady," to say the
least. Quay and the young Clear
field cashier became warm friends.
They gambled together, drank together,
and, as time revealed, speculated'to
gether with the state funds.
Rash speculation in stocks brought
the pair to the verge of the state's prison
at the close of Col. Noyes' term, and
this fate was only saved them by Sena
tor Don* Cameron advancing $100,000,
through Chris Maoee, the Pittsburg
Republican boss, to Quay, to tide him
ov^r. When the news of this deficit
came to the knowledge of "Old Square
Timber" Noyes it so preyed upon his
mind that he returned to his home in
Clinton county and died!
And here is the tale of poor Blake
Walters. Disgraced throughout; the
state L and broken dowu financially and
physically, he went to Florida and
shortly afterwards committed suicide.
He was not in fear of a criminal or civil
prosecution, for Quay had taken the
Chicago passenger railway stocks pur
chased with the state funds, and his
friends had made up the deficit.
It was the disgrace attending these
unfortunate speculations that killed
Blake Walters and brought the
gray hairs of Col. A. C. Noyes, one of
the noblest men God ever made, in sor
row to the grave. It is well for Matt
Quay that the dead can not speak.
GOOD FOR DANCING.
It is but about a dozen years since
electricity has been put to much work,
and it is not to be presumed that any
approach to exhaustion in the discovery
of new uses for it will be had at any
early period. Now, in shops and public
places, the nickel in the slot will enable
the music-lover to take in a pretty fair
concert of the efforts of the great musi
cians by means of the phonograph.
There may be some deficiency in tne
environments and variations of the
human voice, but the scientific accu
racy will be greater. Mrs. Edisox re
cently found that the phonograph would
do first-class work for dancing. . With
an adjunct for calling off, it may, per
haps, be the regulation thing yet for all
such exercises. Whether it can' be
made to do duty for orchestra and
church choirs is a matter of some specu
lation. There would be a gain in econ
omy and decorum.
The Missouri legislature Is mostly
composed of Democrats, and they voted
the other day to appropriate $25,000 for
an industrial school for colored people.
In the Southern states generally liberal
provision is made for the education of.
the blacks. They do not pay taxes in
near the proportion in which they are
remembered in the appropriations.
In Chicago, street car passengers
have been getting hot because the com
pany did not provide any heat in the
cars, The city council, too, has become
warm, aud resolved that the cars must
be heated; and now the railroad man
agement is hot, and hot weather will
come before they all get quite cool.
ffWW — —».
Joseph Cook, the Boston fellow who
solves all the theological conundrums
for the Lord, condescends to look down
into mundane affairs and find peril for
the republic taking political shape in
the South and West. Joe should get
his dynamite under it.
Senator Carlisle did not, from
present indications, use too large figures
when he estimated the . treasury defi
ciency next July at $14,000,000 and a year
later at $84,000,000. The Democrats left
aboutsloo,ooo,ooo as a surplus when they
went out. -
Lx A lecture at Chicago the other day
Judge Tourgee, the "Fool's Errand"
man. said that "Lincoln was good in
his way, but he was not the friend of
the slave." When Tourgee dies the
fool killer will have a nauseous task re
moved. - _. -. ■
It is to be presumed that those Ital
ians who want to do cheap labor in con
nection with the world's fair are de
scendants of Columbus." They may
not understand that prices have changed
since his time. 7. 77?'*77"'- ;
The newsboys in St. Louis had influ
ence enough to defeat the anti-cigarette
bill- in the Missouri state sena&e. It
was probably expected that some of
them would survive to become voters.
An lowa farmer was . robbed of
$2,400 in Chicago, and therefore there
is large profit in raising corn in lowa at
the prices of late years. That is the ar
gument of a class of papers.
The country is shuddering in appre- .
hension of another base ball war ; the
coming year. An Indian war or fight
with a few foreign nations would have :
no such terror for it. 7 ? ?7?^ ;???:
Speaker Reed has but one week and
three days more to pound that desk. It
may be difficult for the next speaker to
recognize him. .
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The number of Indians In the United
States who can read English is stated to
be over 83,000; the number who can
read Indian language is over 10,000.
' ;:> GLOBE TOWER SHOTS. 7
< It is quite a long while since Henry George
lectured in St. Paul. Consequently the single
tax theory has become a trifle vaporish. .;.'
« * »
Challenges are now falling upon ; Prof.
: Tom Ryan as thick as pugilistic honors, and
ten times as significant. It is a great thing
to be a champion welterweight.
* * *
Your president pro tempore I . cannot be. ■
For particulars see His Whiskers, Senator- [
elect Peffer.— John James Ingalls. . . ;
Ir * *
Objections have been made on some sides
to the inconsistency of burying .Gen. Sher
man in St. Louis, a city from which he fled )
in disgust owing to the stringency in the en- )
. forcement of certain municipal laws. But
the weight of argument is agaiust such cap
tious criticism. In fact there is no more ; ap
propriate place for a quiet, restful, secluded ;
national cemetery than St. Louis.
» « »
The Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, New I
.York and Boston newspapers are crediting
Dannie Needham to Minneapolis. It would :
be ungenerous to permit our sister city to
languish under the imputation of harboring .
a defeated pugilist, and we cheerfully admit
that Prof. Needham" is a St. Paul boy. We
should be just as generous had Dannie proved
a winner. . r
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Halt Quay mixed the blue aud white papers
o£ Seidlitz oratory in the United States sen
ate, A sparkling ebullition was the result.
An analysis of the decoction is now being
made in the newspapers, and it is not to the
credit of Matt Quay. He seems to have kept
still a long while only for the purpose of in
dulging in an unmeaning shuffle which
silences no enemy and satisfies no friend.
The king of Siam will send six youths to
Philadelphia to be educated as physicians.
They will be afforded an opportunity to be
come experts in ennui.
w * *•
Senator Quay is the tuberculosis of the j
Republican party. True, he has administer- I
ed himself as a dose of lymph, but the lead
ors of the G, O. P. are in mortal dread of an <
* » *
The Sioux Indians who lately returned j
from Washington have dubbed Secretary i
Noble "Little No Chief." There is a world
of indignant sarcasm couched in this thrust
and it fits the man alluded to quick enough
for all practical purposes.
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To young man Expeters: No, "baccarat"
does not rhyme with "bat ' as you erroneous
ly suppose. The last syllable is pronounced
"raw," and it 'is a decidedly raw deal that
it is just now giving the Prince of Wales.
Hence, your facetious attempt beginning:
"The Prince of Wales went on a bat,
And played a game of baccarat."
is unavailable for use in these columns. But
do not be discouraged. Write again some
time when you have arrived at years of dis
* ♦ *
Robinson Crusoe is secretary of a land im
provement company in Virgiuia. He has
Friday with nim— a week. .
* * *■
The Brooklyn Eagle thus gropes in politi
cal fog: "The success of Gen. John M.
Palmer would close the last senatorial con
test of the year. Coupled with that of Mr.
Kyle, it would mean two Republicans less in
the upper house of congress." The be
whiskerod Peffer, of Kansas, will feel sorely
disgruntled at such cool ignoring of his late
political achievement in dumping the ele
gant Johu J. Ingalls.
* — * .
"I hear that Crawfish is wedded at last.
Did he marry the girl of his choice?"
'•No; he married the girl of her choice; it
was marriage or a breach of promise suit.
* * *
"I'll paint my name
On the pillar of fame."
The young man bravely said;
But instead of that
He went on a bat,
And painted the whole town red.
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The chaplain . of the "Minnesota senate is
eminently correct in the stand taken by him
in the matter of miscellaneous profanity in
dulged in by certain members. The . Minne
sota legislature is making history; but were -
the blue . book a faithful record of its pro
ceedings, the ipse dixit of 'John Wanamakcr
would prohibit; its circulation through the 1
Ig natius Donnelly, who tried to reach
fame by booming Bacon, is now trying
to get prominence by booming the rais
ers of poultry and eggs. This should
entitle him to the substantial title of
Bicon-and-Eggs Donnelly.— Milwaukee
A bill has been introduced providing
for the erection of a new capitol build
ing at St. Paul. There is some sense in
such a bill. This removal nonsense has",
become very much of a chestnut.—Still
The bill known as Senator Leavitt's.
to prevent the corrupt use of money in
elections, is very stringent but eminent
ly just, and ought to become law; but
should it pass both houses the governor
would probably find some pretext for
vetoing it, as it would be the death-"
knell of boodle politics in this state, and
what would then become of the pets?—
The members of the present reform
legislature have been put to the test
and found wanting so far as railroad
passes are concerned. . A bill was in
troduced in the house the other day to
prohibit members and state officials from
receiving passes, and was indefinitely
postponed by a vote of 50 to 42.—Ben
Why Is it that iii looking " about for
something on which to work reforms
our legislators never run up against the
express companies? . These corpora
tions, as it is now, are having - a nice
time of it, paying no taxes and charging
rates to suit themselves. Better sub
ject for legislation could not be. found
— New Ulm Review.
The age of "consent" should be fixed
at not less than sixteen years (eighteen
would be better) and villains of the
kind mentioned should be promptly
hung, without any shielding by bar
barous laws.— Mower Transcript.
The legislature is driving ahead in the :
direction of reform, with some good and
some questionable bills ■ before it ; but
with three parties watching its mem
bers and the members watching each
other, there is reason to believe that the.;
bulk of legislation will be in the right
channel.— Sueur Sentinel.
* » *
Our Alliance members of the legis
lature are making good records for
themselves, which we are pleased to
note.— Journal. .
■"•-'.* » • .'--*.'
. The present legislature is not getting
its due share of abuse. A few of the
papers are doing their duty in this. mat- 1
ter, but others have failed to come to
time. It may be a little early yet, but it
must be kept in mind that . many preci
ous hours are being * wasted.—
Argus. -. : ' ■ :_ "..' ' . --.
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"Jack Astor was married during-
Lent." "Yes; 1 suppose -his religion
required him to give up something, but
it looks as if he bad made an unneces
sarily big sacrifice, doesn't it Buffalo
: The wedding presents are said to have
aggregated $2,000,000 in value. The
couple ' will . probably be able to keep
the wolf from the door, even ; if the
silver bill should be Cincinnati
Enquirer. ; . .. , . "
It was an unusually fine-looking party. .
The bridegroom is six feet two inches in
height. Messrs. Dyer ; and Webster are
about the same : height, and yet Rev.
Mr. McVickar " towered above them.—
New York World.
The : reception ". following the Astor-
Wllling wedding was democratic In the
number of . Invitations any way— 3,ooo.
The line has to be drawn somewhere,
though a millionaire may be willing to
shake hands with all creation.—
The wedding presents, including a
completely furnished 1 house on Fifth
avenue, : represented ; $2,000,000. a large
: part of which was in jewels." v The day's
ceremony may be estimated ': to have
cost between $25,000 and $30,000.— New
York Sun. . -
\7 As John - Jacob Astor has taken his
bride from Philadelphia; it is likely that
he has not heeded \ the numerous para
graphs that have appeared in the , New.
York press belittling the Quaker City.
Perhaps he will now read nothing but
J " So far as the sum ot human happiness
is, f concerned these gorgeous weddings
amount to very * little one way or the
other. 'It is also worth reflecting that
very few of our great men were wedded
under a golden umbrella. The cradles
of our future presidents are not in Fifth
avenue mansions.— New York Press.
It was indeed an ideal house wedding,'
a source of as great pleasure and pride
to the friends of the bride and groom as
to their parents, who, surrounded ,by
their married children, beamed upon
this ceremonial like good genii beckon
ing on the loving neophytes to the
realms of connubial' bliss. O, joy un
bounded,' with wealth surrounded I —
New York Herald.
HOW KYLE STANDS.
A man who preaches the gospel and
votes the Democratic ticket is all right
and should make a good senator. -Sioux
An, independent will be a great im
provement on Senator Moody. The
interests of the West demand something
quite different from the kind of states
men it has been sending to congress.
The West* really belongs in the Demo
cratic party.— Louisville Courier-Jour
A report that G. H. Kyle, senator
elect from South Dakota, '-has the gift
of garrulity fairly developed" does not
tell what people want to know. Not
unless this gilt is susceptible of indefi
nite development is he fit to represent
the combine which elected him.—
The new senator from South Dakota
is for tariff reform and an un manipu
lated currency. He is a Democrat on
these issues, and his views on questions
local to South Dakota have no perti
nency outside of that state. The Demo
crats of South Dakota did the best thing
possible for the whole country in elect
ing him. The benefits to the West can
not fail to be very great.— St. Louis Re
Rev. Mr. Kyle, the new senator from
South Dakota, is a Republican, though
elected as an Independent. He is so
liciting agent for Yankton college, an
institution which has been largely
helped financially by Boston people.
He is rather a low tariff man and a pro
hibitionist, just the kind of a person to
come to the front in these times in the
West, and very likely to stay there.—
The senator-elect was in former years
a low-tariff Republican, but left the
patty because it became manifest that
there was no hope of relief from it In
tnat direction. As . the one great issue
in the next six years is to be that of the
tariff, there is no doubt that he will be
ranged on the side of tariff reform, and
that is enough for the Democrats who
helped to elect him. The election is
really a Democratic gain.— Milwaukee
No more jeers at the wild and woolly
West, please. South Dakota is the only
state represented by an old-fashioned
preacher in the senate. James H.-Kyle,
whom the legislature elected yesterday,
is a Presbyterian with no revision in his
creed and believes in predestination, in
fant damnation and an actual hell of
'fire and brimstone. ; It is almost need
less to say that he will have nothing to
do in Washington with those two lib
erals, Henry Wolcott, of Colorado, and
George Graham Vest, of Missouri.— St.
HARRISON WILL TRAVEL.
It is stated that Mr. Harrison will
make a tour of the South after the ad
journment of congress. In entertaining
the president the Southern people, .with
'the hospitality lor which they are noted,
will doubtless endeavor to forget that
he was in favor of the force bill.—
sas City Star.
The trip which the president and his
cabinet are soon to make through the
South ought to be supplemented by a
journey through the North. There are
especial reasons why the president
should acquire a speaking acquaintance,
at least, with the sentiment' of the Re
publican party.— Louis Globe-Demo
President Hatrison and family will
next May make a long tour through the
Pacific coast states, and it is said that
the president contemplates the trip with
great satisfaction. As it has been said
that all expenses will be borne by Sena
tor Stanford, there are doubtless some
people of a suspicious nature who will
put things together in a manner derog
atory to the liberality of the chief mag
After the adjournment of congress
President Harrison aud Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker threaten to take a
swing around the circle in a southward
direction. Probably they go forth to
build a Harrison boom in opposition to
the strong Cleveland sentiment. Very
likely the scion of his grandfather
thinks he has only to show himself and
let.the gaping natives admire him in
order to conquer all prejudice and re
move all indifference." Have your enthu
siasm ready.— Savannah News.
Gen. Jackson's Wife.
New York Herald.
Capt. Lewis Robards died at Louis
ville, Ky., Wednesday. ' He - was a
grandson of Lewis Robards, whose first
wife, Rachael, after it was supposed
that her husband had secured a divorce,
became the wife of Andrew Jack
son. When Gen. Jackson real
ized that, the divorce not being com
plete, the' woman was not legally his
wife, he had the marriage ceremony
performed again, and the pair lived in
happy wedlock many years. The affair,
one of the most romantic in the remark,
able history of of the famous soldier,
gave rise to considerable scandal at the
time, but the examination of the facts
shows the character of both the man
and the woman beyond reproach.
Wants Heavy Damages.
New York, Feb. Transito Aur
, tar te, widow of Gen. J. H. Barrundia,
who was killed by the Guatemalan
officials on board the American steamer
Acapulco, and whose . death resulted
in, the . recall of Minister Mizner, has
according to the World of this morning,
'officially announced her intention of
'asking . the United States government
f for $1,000,000 indemnity for the killing
of her husband. Papers in the suit have
been served on Secretary of State
Blame. _ ' ■
**t Nitro-Glycerine Explosion.
?*; Fisthlay, 0., Feb. About 1:30
o?clock this morning Casterline &
Co.'s nitro-glycerine magazine, tour
ntiles from this city, . exploded
with a report • that was heard
for miles. At 2 o'clock no particulars
can be learned, and it is not known
, whether or not any lives were lost. As
there was no reason for . any one to be
about the place it 13 hoped there were
no casualties. '~^ii§9SH9|
THE CHILD MUSICIAN.
. 7. -. ■■■-■■ • - ■* -
He had played for bis lordship's levee.
; He had played for her ladyship's whim.
Till the poor little head was heavy, ' ii S_%__%
.. And the poor little brain would swim.
And the face grew peaked and eerie,
And the large eyes strange and bright.
And they said, too late, "He Is weary I
'i. He shall rest for, at least, to-night I".
But al dawn, when the birds were waking,
As they watched in the silent room,
With the sound of a strained chord breaking,
■' A something snapped in the gloom. ■
'Twas the stria* of his violoncello,
•■ And they heard him stir In his bed?
"Make to6m for B> tired little fellow,
. King God !'' was the last that he said.
BORNE TOTHE GRAVE.
Arrangements Completed for
the Reception of Gen.
The Funeral Party Will Be
Received in St. Louis by
Thousands Crowd the Line to
Watch the Heavily-Draped
Narrow Escape From a Ser
ious Accident at Mans
St. Louis, Feb. 20.— It is now un
derstood, between 8 and 9 o'clock to
morrow morning the train bearing the
remains of Gen. Sherman will arrive at
the union depot in this city. On the ar
rival of the train on the bridge a salute
of seventeen guns will be fired from a
battery stationed on the levee and an
other when the train reaches the
union depot. The funeral party will be
received by Messrs. James E. Yeatman
and Henry Hitchcock, two old friends
of the family and a committee of twenty
five citizens appointed by the general
reception committee. A deputation
from Ransom post under the command
of L. B. Ripley will relieve the body
and mount guard over it until 1:30,
when Brig. Gen. Merritt with a body of
United States troops will march to the
depot and receive the remains. The
coffin will be placed on a caisson, after
which the march on Twelfth street to
a point where the cortege will be
formed will commence. Brig. Gen.
Merritt, the grand marshal, has an
nounced his staff, numbering twenty
seven regular army and volunteer
oflicers, with Col. William F. Cody (Buf
falo Bill), who arrived to-day, and will
take part in honoring the dead chief
tain. Col. Cody commanded the scouts
during Sherman's first trip to the
.Indian country, and was a warm
friend of the dead soldier. Dis
patches have been received from
Gov. Fifer, of Illinois, stating
that himself and staff will arrive in St.
Louis at 10:30 to-morrow morning. A
committee of the Illinois legislature
telegraph that that body will partici
pate in the exercises as a whole, and
asking for a place in the procession.
A telegram from Gov. Humphrey, of
Kansas, announces that the legis
lature of that state will attend in a
body. The members of the Missouri
supreme court will be assigned a place
in the civic division, as will also a dep
utation from the Ohio state assembly.
Reception committees have been ap
pointee, and will receive all delegations
at the depot and escort them to the
hotels, and thence to their position in
the cortege. Mayor Noonan has issued
a proclamation, in which he says:
'•The occasion of the burial of Gen. Sher
man is an event that touches the heart of
every citizen, and no efforts should be
omitted that would tend to signify the re
spect and affection in which the illustrious
dead was held in this, his home. The public
offices will be closed, the public buildings
draped, the bells will be tolled during the
procession, and the city will be given up to
— — — — — __
Greet the Long, Heavily Draped
Pittsburg, Feb. 20.— Early this
morning thousands gathered along the
line to see the funeral train pass. The
crowd was greater at the depot,
where the Eighteenth regiment
and;- representations from every
Grand Army post iv the city were there
to do honor to the dead soldier. When
the train drew into Allegheny City sta
tion,the great crowd of uncovered heads,
the bands struck up a dirge, aud the
veterans first laid their tattered army
Hugs beside the casket, followed by a
lovely floral emblem from the Union
Veteran legion. A heavily draped
engine drew up to take the
place, of a similarly clad locomo
tive that had ended its run. The
Eighteenth Regiment band played a
soldier's requiem, "Rest," and the traiu
started on its sad journey to the West.
At every suburban station and even
along the line crowds gathered and ail
uncovered on the momentary presence
of the dead. In the city, as the train
passed, bells tolled and minute guns
were fired from the hillsides, while all
flags dropped at half-mast in the driv
ing rain. The principal figures on
the funeral train was greatly pleased at
the reception given them during their
stay in Pittsburg. Father Sherman was
seen by several priests of. this city. To
some of them, and the military oflicers,
he conveyed the thanks ot the family
for the quiet, unostentatious but impos
ing reception given the general in this
city. The accident at Mansfield was
caused by one Thomas Irwin losing his
presence of mind. There was a great
crowd' at the station, and Irwin was
standing on the track when the train
pulled in. Someone yelled to him to
get out of the way and he became ex
cited and threw the switch, which fort
unately turned the train in on an empty
sidetrack. The train departed from
Pittsburg at 7:10 a. m., breakfast being
served soon afterwards. While the
travelers were thus engaged, the
storm cleared away and the sun
shone out brightly. After they
had breakfasted, the members of
the family went forward to the car con
taining the remains of their loved one,
and remained there for ten or fifteen
minutes. They found several beautiful
floral pieces that had been put on
board by Grand Army posts during
the night at different points along
the route. The Ohio river was crossed
at 8:45, and ten minutes later
Steubenville, 0.. was reached. Hun
dreds ot workmen from tne factories of
the place were gathered at the depot.
They were clad in their working clothes,
but every man reverently removed his
hat while the train remained at the sta
tion. About seventy-five veterans of
Stanton post, G. A. R., were drawn up
in line on the platform. They
were all old men, many of
them cripples, and as* they
marched by the car containing the re
mains of him who had shared their
trias and dangers in war, many of
them were cryiug like children. At
Cadiz Junction a number of . G. A. R.
veterans were gathered, one of their
number holding the remnants of a bat
tle torn flag, and at Scioto a company of
zouaves and a Grand Army post paraded
in front of the depot. Dennison was
reached at 10:50.
"OHIO'S SON." J
Solid Masses Struggle to View the
Columbus, 0., Feb. 20.— Dennison
a large crowd gathered at the station,
and the comrades of Welch Post No.
422, G. A. R., of Uhrichville, 0., were
there also to pay a final tribute
to '-the remains of their former
commander. The doors of the funeral
car were opened and they were allowed
to take a last look at the casket. After
a short stop here the train resumed its
westward journey, passing many small
stations where were gathered the resi
dents of the places and generally several
old soldiers. The family of Gen. Sherman
themselves became, as the day passed,
and these signs . multiplied, more . and
more Impressed with the great love the
people bore for - their lost one. During
the run of thirty-three miles from New
ark to Columbus, luncb was served in
the dining car. Columbus was reache d
at 2:28. Father f. E. Sherman said that
he would conduct the services at his
father's grave In Calvary cemetery, St.
Louis. Just what the order of services
will be he could not say until he arrived
there. As the train rolled Into the
union station at Columbus the space on
either aide was crowded withpeople.and
I for squares away there was. a solid mass
struggling to get a view of the train.
McCoy post and Wells G. A. X., with a
drum corps, were in the station. There
was no demonstration, but the people
busied themselves in endeavoring to
get a view ot the casket through
the open doors. The parade of
the military took place before the
arrival of the funeral train. The
Seventeenth regiment, Co!. Pocock.with
about 500 men reached tne union station
half an hour previous, and proceede*!
by the Baltimore & Ohio and the Ohio
& Mississippi to St. Louis. The Four
teenth regiment. Col. A. B. Colt,
about the same number of men.
left at the same time over the
Big Four. The members of
Gov. Campbell's staff accompanied
the officers of the Fourteenth regiment
but the governor did not go. The mem
bers of the joint legislative committee
decided to attend the funeral by a
special which was hitched onto the ree
guar Pan Handle tram following the
funeral train. A wait of forty-live
minutes was given the ■'funeral
train at Columbus during which
there was a crowd of about 20,000 peo
ple in the vicinity, the majority of
whom could only secure a glimpse of
the train at a distance owing to the
blockade. The engine which - was
hooked on here was No. 394, in charge
of Engineer Phil Chase, of Colum
bus, and Conductor H. M.
May, of Indianapolis. The en
gine was elaborately draped and
decorated. Above the'headlight was a
large-size crayon portrait of Gen. Sher
man, surmounted by an eagle with
spread wings, and beneath the picture
was the inscription, '-Ohio's Son, the
Nation's Hero," in large plain letters.
The railings of the engine were studded
with small flags with fringed drapery.
The train pulled out on time— p. ni.
A DREARY RAIN STORM
Accompanies the Train Through
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 20.— At
Columbus the funeral party was joined
by William McComb, George Ewing,
Judge and Mrs. R. E. Ewing and Miss
Ewing. The widow of Gov. Den
nison entered the car occupied
by the Sherman family and made
a call of a lew minutes. She brought a
handsome floral piece, which she took
into the car where the remains were,
and laid it on the casket. At exactly a
quarter past three the train left Colum
bus. At Mil ford Center, the first sta
tion west of Columbus, a salute was
fired by a company of Grand Army
veterans at the depot The bell of a
church near the railroad was tolled and a
cannon boomed forth a salute. The rain
was falling at 5:30, and a high wind
blowing when the town of St. Pails was
reached. Flags were at half mast on
many buildings. The school and church
bells were tolling. A big crowd, includ
ing a company of Grand Army
men and one of Sons of Veter
ans, were at the railroad depot.
In the big square opposite the depot
were many farmers' wagons, each filled
with people. No one seemed to mind
the heavy rain that was falling— all
their thoughts seemed centered on the
passing train and its precious freight.
Just as dinner was over Richmond,
Ind., was reached. Richmond is
right at the state line, and it
was here that Gov. Hovey saw lit to
meet the remains and escort them to
Indianapolis. He was accompanied by
Grand Commander Storm, of the Grand
Arms'. It was the people of Richmond
who gave the train the grandest recep
tion of any it had received since it had
left New York. More tnati 10,000 peo
ple were at the station to meet it.
The interior of the depot was literally
thronged with people, and the big
squares at either end were in the same
condition. Gen. Schofield came to the
platform of his car and saw before him
many members of his old command
during the war. He said: "There are
a thousand of my children here that I
know. lam glad to see so many of you
in good health. It is under sad
conditions that we meet. We have all
lost a comrade and friend. Take good
care ot yourselves.boys, and good bye."
When Gen. Schofield finished speaking
the tears were rolling* down the cheeks
of many of the group of old soldiers in
front of him. Mary of the veterans
came up and spoke of some engage
ment they had been in under him.
Many of them had been with Gen. Sher
man in his great march to the sea and
spoke of that, and asked tor Gen. How
ard, but before Gen. Howard could get
out on the platform to speak to them,
the train started. Generals Howard
and Schofield stood on the plat
form as the train moved off. Both were
very much affected by the warm re
membrance of the veterans. At Cam
bria, a small place between Richmond
and Indianapolis, another gathering of
the people was seen. A company of
soldiers on the platform saluted the
train wilh a volley from their rifles as
the train passed by. Indianapolis was
reached at just 10 o'clock.
At exactly 10 o'clock the funeral train
arrived at the depot in Inianapolls, and
as the express car in which were the
dead general's remains went slowly by,
the thousands of people stood with un
covered heads. The train having ar
rived on time it remained one hour in
the union station, and the great
throng continuously on the move
cot a close view of the casket.
On the approach of the train a salute of
seventeen artillery guns was fired. The
Rt. Rev. Bishop Chathard, of Vin
cennes. and Father Gasvisk were seen
several minutes on the train by the
general's daughters and sons. The
funeral train was met here by a special
from Columbus, 0., bearing twelve
companies of Ohio militia under com
mand of Col. Coit.
OFF FOR ST. LOUIS.
Veterans and Legislators Will
Attend the Funeral.
Chicago, Feb. 20.—^lany well known
Chicagoans who are members of the
veteran organizations will leave by spe
cial trains to-night to attend the funeral
services of Gen. Sherman to-morrow.
It is not probable that any of
the militia commands will be rep
resented, Gov. Fifer having failed to
issue the requisite orders. Of the regu
lar army officers here only Capts. Hug
gins and Moss, who are Gen. Miles'
aides, will go to St. Louis. J. W. Burst
will represent Commander-in-Chief W.
C. Veasey, of the Grand Army.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 20.— Nearly
100 members of the Illinois legislature
will attend the funeral of Gen. Sherman
in St. Louis to-morrow. The delegation
has been assigned a place in the Fourth
division, behind the Missouri legis
lature. Gov. Fifer and some of his staff
will probabably accompany them as
private citizens, and not in their official
Madison, Wis.,- Feb. 20.— The legis
lature adjourned to-day until Tuesday
out of respect for Gen. Sherman.
Beaten With Bottles.
At a late hour last night, near the
corner of Fourth and Waucouta streets,
three men became involved in a quarrel
with an Indian named Skippingdale.
The Indian was so badly beaten with
bottles that his wounds made the at
tendance of Dr. Agnew necessary, who
dressed them at the central station.
The three men, John Roy, William
Wright and Ballinger, were locked up.
Browning Refuses to Sign.
Louisville, Ky.,Feb. 20.— Browning,
the ball player, has refused to sign with
the Louisville team.though $2,000 salary
was offered, and allowance of a claim
for $625 back pay guaranteed.
Movement of Steamships.
- Nbw Arrived: State of Nevada,
from Glasgow; Nordland, from Antwerp.
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£25-*' y£2sr r C^?l vkzz. _%
Well, it is pretty
dull, and money does
not come in very well.
We want some, how
ever, and if we have
anything you are in
need of in
You can buy them
mighty cheap. Wo
don't just care to make
a stated 10 or 20 per
cent reduction in print,
but we will make some
special prices that will
enable you to save
$15 lo $75
On a garment, if you
want one. We have
a large stock, and
want to get some part
of it into money, re
gardless of what it
may cost us to dupli
cate the goods. Wo
are not fooling, but
You can buy a Robe.
Coat or Cap at a sav
ing of 20 to 25 per
cent, and if you want
a Fine Astrakhan or
Mink Garment you
can save $10 to $25;
and in Plush we will
sell you any garment
in the house for $25
(were $28, $35 to $40}
You can get some
great bargains, and
buy them for less than
the cost of skins in
them to-day. Come
in and try us, if you
have any cash.
— AJSTD —
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