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"WASHINGTON, May B.—Forecast!
Minnesota—Fair in southeastern; local
_howers in northwestern portion* continued
■warm southerly winds In southern portion
Saturday; cooler Sunday.
Wisconsin—Fair; light to fresh southerly
•winds; cooler In extreme northern portion.
The Dakotas—Partly cloudy weather, but
conditions favorable for local thunder storms
Saturday afternoon or night; probably cooler
Saturday night; variable winds, shifting to
Montana—Local showers and partly cloudy
Weather; variable winds.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, May 8, 6:48
p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time.—Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Ther. Place. Ther.
St. Paul ». 82 Qu'Appelle 66
Duluth , 84 Mlnnedosa 64
Huron 80 Winnipeg 64
Williston 68 Buffalo 78—82
Havre 58 Boston 56—60
Helena _ 42 Cheyenne 68—70
Edmonton 56 Chicago 82—86
Battleford 58 Cincinnati 84—88
Prince Albert 60 Montreal 64—72
Calgary 44 New Orleans, ...74—86
Medicine Hat 60 New York 60—62
Swift Current 60 Pittsburg 80-84
Barometer, 29.95; thermometer, 76; relative
humidity, 56; wind, south; weather, clear;
maximum thermometer, 87; minimum ther
mometer, 66; daily range, 21; amount of rain
fall or melted snow in last twenty-four
RIVER AT 8 A. M.
Gauge Danger Height of
Reading. Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 9.1 -0.2
La Crosse 10 10.2 0.0
Davenport 15 9.8 —0.2
St Louis 30 14.2 »0.2
Note —Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. P. F. Lyons. Observer.
"WHAT MAY BE EXPECTED.
McKinley will be nominated. Sup
pose that the convention declares
against free coinage and for
the gold standard. Suppose
McKinley is elected. How much
nearer are we to a definite set
tlement of the currency question?
What assurance will there be in this
victory of the Republicans that they
will be able to maintain gold redemp
tions? They are committed to retain
ing the greenbacks. As long as the
policy of printing money on paper is
tolerated there will be a demand for
printing money on silver. The causes
of bond issues will remain active. The
revenues will again decrease under Mc-
Kinleyism. Distrust will continue to
draw gold out of the treasury with
greenbacks and treasury notes. There
ls a limit to borrowing. The alterna
tive is silver redemptions and a slump
to a silver basis.
Suppose that happens and suit is
brought to recover on gold contracts.
A decision of the federal supreme
court indicates how courts will distin
guish and refine. A Mississippi cor
poration, organized in 1872, when the
country was on a paper basis, was em
powered "to borrow money," and issue
its obligations. It did so. Its bonds
acknowledged the corporation "to be
indebted to the bearer in $1,000 gold
coin of the United States of America,
which sum" the corporation, in the
usual phrase, bound itself to pay. The
supreme court of Mississippi held the
bonds invalid because, when made, gold
coin was not money, but a commodity
bought and sold at varying prices in
the market, and because the power "to
borrow money" was not a power to
borrow a commodity. The federal su
preme court reverses this, holding that
the corporation had power to borrow
gold, but also holding that it did not
obligate itself to pay gold in and by
the terms of its bond. That is an ac
knowledgment that it was indebted
for gold was not a specific promise to
pay gold. No doubt the bond makers
and takers so understood the contract,
but the court construes the contract as
it reads on its face, and there is no
direct promise to pay gold.
While the time is not here yet when
there will be money made in paying
gold contracts in depreciated silver and
paper, we are drifting to it as cer
tainly as the current of the Missis
sippi carries drift wood to the gulf,
and neither McKinley nor McKinley
ism will stop it. It may accelerate it
in spite of the declaration of the plat
form. When that time comes we shall
find men trying to evade the terms
of their contracts because money is to
be made by it. We will have the roar
of the cheap money men against the
Shylocks who want their gold, leg
islatures will legislate for relief,
aud judges will bend to the
gale and strain all the technicalities of
their profession to release the debtors.
It will be merely past experience re
peating itself. The only possible pre
vention of this debauch of repudiation'
ls the adoption of a sane financial pol
icy, the retirement of all government
issues of credit money and the remis
sion of credit money issues to private
enterprise. And this we cannot hope
for from the Republicans.
A MELANCHOLY SIGHT.
Of all the men who have en
gaged in the game of politics for the
great prize of the presidency, none
comes out of it with so little honor
or profit as Hon. Levi P. Morton, of
New^ark. Gov. Morton has a long
piiw Wrrorable record in public life. He
has been trusted by his party and by
the people. He was elected as govern
or of his state by the tidal wave which
swept over It In response to the evil
machinations that placed Maynard on
the bench as a reward for political dis
honesty. He had it within his power
to make a great record. It was per
fectly understood, by the people of his
state and by his party, that Mr. Platt
was In charge of the Republican ma
chine, and that whoever sat in the
governor's chair must obey him or
fight It was believed that Gov. Mor
ton was of such stuff that he would
not bow down to this miserable boss,
but would appeal to the people against
him. Mr. Platt, however, like all other
bosses, achieves his success mostly by
a consummate knowledge of human
nature and great skill in playing upon
its weaknesses. He knew that there
lurked in Mr. Morton an ambition to
be nominated for the presidency. He
fostered it, and has used it to the deg
radation of a man who, outside of poli
tics, is a thoroughly high-minded and
In order to obtain the votes of the
delegation from New York at the na
tional convention, Gov. Morton has
yielded to Platt such place and pat
ronage as he demanded. Platt, in re
turn, has been able only to hold him
up to national ridicule. Nothing is bet
ter settled now than that Mr. McKinley
will be nominated at St. Louis. That
portion of the New York delegation
which votes for Gov. Morton will do so
not because he has the ghost of a
chance of success, but because they are
acting under orders from Platt, whose
scheme for trading and selling is
washed high upon the beach as a bit
of useless wreckage left behind by the
McKinley wave. All that Gov. Morton
has done, therefore, is to advertise to
the world his connection with Platt
and his subservience to orders, at the
same time that he has sacrificed the
good opinion of the people of New York
for that worthless prominence. Of all
the political misfortunes through the
development of this national cam
paign, none is more mourn
ful than the experience of
Levi P. Morton. If politicians general
ly were susceptible to lessons from ex
perience, this ought to be a most im
THE "APOSTLEJS" CREED.
Uncle Sam ought to charge enough for the
privilege of coming into his markets to yield
him enough to pay all the expenses of the
government, with a handsome surplus each
year to apply to the extinguishment of the
national debt—Chicago Times-Herald.
Republican platforms acclaim Mc-
Kinley the "great apostle of protec
tion." His creed is simple. It has but
one article. It is: The foreigner pays
the tax. The Times-Herald is one of
the high priests of this gospel.
Its function is to elucidate, asseverate
and prevaricate. It is the official com
mentator of this gospel of the "great
apostle." Rather it is one of them.
There are others. The above is its
exegesis. He pays a license fee propor
tioned to the quantity or the value of
what he brings here that our people
want, for the privilege of coming with
in our boundaries. He would not
bring his goods here if we did not want
them badly enough to buy them, and
we condescendingly slap a tax on him
for accommodating us. So that when
the great apostle tells us that the for
eigner pays the tax he means only that
we make him smart for the favor he
does us of bringing us the things we
want. That is, when he brings them.
When we, or some of us, go after them,
well, that is another matter.
We note that the Times-Herald
dees not mince matters. It follows its
nose to the limit of the logic of its
premise. No sham pretense is about
it of making the foreigner pay enough
for this privilege to equalize the differ
ence here and abroad in the cost of
making the things brought here. The
commentator plumps straight for the
whole thing. When McKinley said, in
his laconic way, the foreigner pays the
tax, irreverent free traders shouted:
Go up, bald head; why not make them
pay all our taxes? When Republican
congresses are raising a billion dollars
biennially in taxes, what monstrous
folly it ls to make the foreign
er pay a paltry hundred or two mill
ions of it. This taunt the Times-Herald
bravely meets and accepts.
"Uncle Sam ought to charge enough
for the privilege of coming into his
markets to yield him enough to pay all
the expenses of his government, with
a handsome surplus each year to apply
to the extinguishment of the national
debt." There you have it, you cavil
ing free traders* You thought to drive
McKinley into a hole with your taunt,
and his disciple sees your bluff and
raises you out of your brogans. Of
course, the foreigner should not only
pay the tax laid on his goods brought
here, not only should he pay enough to
pay all the expenses of the govern
ment, as you asked, but he should pay
enough more to wipe out our national
debt in; ttlWe, This id -the great apos
tle's creeff'as authoritatively expound
ed by the disciple iWio ran to rescue
his master when, a few years ago, he
fell among thieves and was sorely
bruised in purse.
What a precious set of chumps these
Democrats are who prate about charg
ing the foreigners who want to trade
with us just enough to supply a part
of the revenue after the utmost econ
omy of administration. And what a lot
of dolts are those free traders who
would let him off scot free. And what
glorious opportunities have congresses
and parliaments missed heretofore
through their ignorance of this apos
tle's creed, as fully elucidated by his
disciple. Will not the economic mil
lennium come now that the nations
are all told that they need not pay
their own expenses, and that they can
make the foreigners pay, not only
them, but their debts as well? Or,
should he be elected, will McKinley
make a sort of Monroe doctrine out of
his creed, and forbid other nations to
trench on his American system? And
if he does not, what is to prevent their
adopting it and making our people,
their foreigners, pay their taxes and
their debts? Is this a rule that works
but one way? But the subject expands
beyond our limits. It is, big with pos
sibilities, whose. mer&-numeration we
have no space for. McKinley is the
great apostle, and Kohlsaat is his
THE SAINT PAUI, DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1893.
THE "LAND OP FIRE" AND WOOIi.
The lad, who, forty years or so ago,
plodded through his geography lessons,
got a brief description of the south
ern extremity of South America that
was not enticing or inviting to his in
herited disposition to roam the world.
Tierra del Fuego presented no attrac
tions as a summer resort, however
comfortable the "land of fire" might
be In winter, while the curt account
of the fierce tribe of savages who in
habited the land left the impression
that it was a good country to keep
away from. And yet, if that lad be
came a farmer and bemoaned the loss
of a protective tariff on the wool he
sheared from his flocks, it would sur
prise him to learn that the land of fire
had become his formidable competitor
and was producing wool at a cost that
he could not afford to meet
The director of a French company
that is engaged in sheep farming in
Patagonia reports that the profit last
year on their 100,000 sheep was three
francs a head on wool sales alone, while
the increase had been 90 per cent
The clip averaged seven pounds a head.
One man cares for 2,500 sheep, but the
wages paid are not given. The total
cost of operating the ranch is $40,000,
and the last shearing, for all the low
prices, produced $100,000. He says that
a man who, with a good equipment and
1,000 sheep, could not, after ten years,
make a yearly revenue of $20,000 "would
be but a poor business man." Our
farmer will have to look to something
beside tariffs for the cause of cheap
THAT TERRIBLE JMORTON.
Oh, that terrible Morton! Is there
in all this wide world and
among all the fertile minds
of men no resource, no remedy,
no way of getting rid of that horrid
man? Can't he be impeached? Ask
the lawyers if he can't be mandamused
or something. He is the raisin in the
cider, the burr under the saddle, the
enfant terrible, the "übiquitous flea,"
a tack in a chair; everything that is
irritating, lacerating, exasperating.
He ls as obstinate as a mule and as
persistent as a mosquito. He is worse
than Bowler. Cleveland is an angel of
grace and light beside him.
What's the matter now? Matter
enough and to spare. Just climb the
dome of the capitol, where the flag
waves that David Dudley Field used
to get up mornings to worship, and
cast your eye over the nation's broad
expanse. Look at the farmers every
where standing with hands in pockets,
their gardens all dug and raked, every
eye in all their heads turned towards
Washington, a look of eager expectan
cy on every face, waiting with despair
gnawing at their heart strings, for
those garden seeds to come. A famine
of garden sass stares them blankly in
the face. What will they and their
Innocent, helpless dependents do for
onions and turnip and squash and beets
and eggplant and peas and corn if
those seeds never come? Where
will be the toothsome pumpkin
pie? The fructifying rains have
come, and the generative sun beams
warmly down on Mother Earth, and
everything is ready for the seeds that
And why come they not? It is all tha
fault of that descendant of the Goths
and the Vandals, that awful Secretary
Morton, who went and dumped the
whole countless millions of packages of
seeds Into the postoffice at one dump
and choked it up. The wheels go
round, but no seeds dribble tljrough
the hopper. He has caused a conges
tion. He has deranged the digestive
apparatus of the postoffice department.
He has given it an overdose of seeds.
And his malice does not stop at that.
The man actually lies awake nights to
concoct schemes for making poor, over
worked, patriotic congressmen misera
ble. He does not go to church on Sun
days, so he can have time to
study up more downright deviltry.
After he had plugged the postoffice up
so tight that not a single package of
seed could get through it, he wouldn't
let those congressmen, bound to thwart
him and have their constituents' gar
dens blossom with sass, who had gone
out into the highways and byways and
bought seeds at their own expense, out
of their meager salaries, he wouldn't
let them send their seeds through the
mails free under their franks. Actually
and truly, he did that. He just bluntly
told them if they wanted to buy seeds
for their friends they would have to
pay the postage on them. Isn't it just
THE GERMANS AND FREE SILVER.
"How many papers printed In the
German language in this country ad
vocate the fn.e coinage of silver?" was
asked of a German-American citizen
of this city, who Is an t.nusually well
informed man. "One small paper in
an obscure town in Indiana"Js the sol
itary instance of a German editor de
serting the traditional tenacity of the
Germanic race for sound money," was
his answer. No observer of the move
ments of political currents during the
last six years has failed to note the de
cided movement among Republican
Germans to the Democratic party. The
phlegmatic Teuton does not move easily
and is tenacious of his political convic
tions. "Having formed them, he does
not yield easily to arguments against
them. Chairman Anderson, who
so ably guided the Democracy of Wis
consin to its present admirable or
ganization, confessed that the diffi
culty he met with in that state prior
to the Republican folly of the Bennett
law. was to get German Republicans
to attend discussions of Democratio
policies. They had their own opin
ions, and were content with them. It
wis the Bennett law there and the
similar law in Illinois that broke the
crust of this indifference. Listening
to Democratic discussions of that law,
they* discovered that It was Identical
with the paternalism that produced
tariff acts for protection. It wets this
that set the current in motion that
carried so many German Republicans
Into the Democratic party in '92.
The movement is now -ißg the oppo
site direction, and it is sale**!'because
of the Teutonic dread of cheap money,
its sturdy belief in sound money. It is
the sentiment expressed a century ago
when Patrick Henry was eloquently
pleading the right and power of the
state to make pilfper take the place of
the noble meSls in money use.
"Money Is monw, und paper is paper,
Mr. Henry," wps the comment of a
German who had listened to the orator.
So today, when a lot of mistaken
Democrats are trying to commit their
party to the proposition that a decree
of congress can*ro_ke 50 cents' worth
oi silver a dollar in value, the same
Teutonic common sense rejects it, re
fuses utterly t^_^Bfcertain ifc or dis*
cuss it, and is refusing alliance with
any party that advocates it Without
question, should the Chicago convention
declare for free .coinage at 16 to 1, the
party will lose "the German vote. It
will lose not only those whom it won
by its position on the tariff, but it will
lose those who have acted with it for
j ears from a belief in Democratic prin
ciples. It was that vote that gave
Democrats the victory in Wisconsin
and Illinois, that elected Mr. Cleveland
in 1892, that can give the party the
victory or the defeat this year, and it
is a vote that will admit of no fooling
on the money question. Of that Dem
ocratic politicians may rest assured.
France protects on the opposite the
ory from our apostle and his disciples.
While we clap on taxes to protect our
poor workmen against the pauper la
bor of England, France does identical
ly the same thing to protect her poor
workmen against the high wages of
England. It seems to matter little
about the logic, so long as the end is
reached, and the majority are duped
into sustaining the nice plan of mak
ing some people rich by taxing all the
rest. But the report of a British con
sul at Havre indicates that the policy
there has produced the same effect as
here, and "there is," he says, "a great
disposition among all classes engaged
in agriculture to leave the country for
the towns." Wages on the farms in the
heart of the country are 25 cents a day
for men, and 15 cents a day for women,
with board and fodging, except in har
vest time, when the wages are doubled.
No wonder they fly to the towns.
The Milwaukee street car strike has
some simple elements. The old com
pany "capitalized" riads, costing less
than $3,000,000, at $10,000,000. Unable
to earn dividends on this mass of wa
ter, the mortgage was foreclosed, and
a reorganization company bid the prop
erty in at between $3,000,000 and $4,
--000,000. They immediately capitalized
the plant at $8,000,000. They paid their
men 19 cents an hour. The men asked
for an increase of one cent an hour. It
was refused. Hence the strike. The
men wanted too-much water in their
wages, and the water already in the
"capitalization" could not stand it.
Incidentally the company successful
ly resisted an effort to tax their prop
erty on a valuation of about $2,000,000.
It seems to be about the same old
The New Orleans Times-Democrat,
having said that "the Republicans con
trol both houses of congress," the Mil
waukee Sentinel, with another lapse
of memory, says: "This is a mistake.
The Republicans are less numerous in
the senate than the combination of
Democrats and Populists." As the only
combination made was between the Re
publicans and Populists, it is not a mis
take to say that the Republicans con
trol. For instance, take the finance
committee of the senate.
The Milwaukee Sentinel treats jocu
larly the statement that the Illinois
Republican nominee for governor, Tan
ner, can't spell correctly. This has not
been considered a serious fault in Wis
consin since the election of a man to
the United States senate who, when
mayor of an interior city, spelled the
title Of his office "mare."
Gen. Weyler's own figures indicate
that he is getting the worst of it in
Cuba. Only 1,190 Cubans have been
killed, while 4,892 Spaniards have lost
their lives in battle. At this rate, the
Cubans could hold out several years.
Timothy Reardon • and the Pioneer
Press have two years in which to have
it out with each other. The rest of
the community will gleefully watch
their thrusts and parries.
It should be understood that the
name Mark was given to Mr. Hanna,
of Cleveland, before^any slang signifi
cance was attached, and also that his
other name is not Easy.
In view of the Spanish official fig
ures showing that tbousands of men
have been killed in Cuba, any official
expression that a state of war exists
The gist of the explanation of Joseph
Chamberlafn seems to be that there
were only heads on the Jameson raid
penny, and that England did not guess
Milwaukee finds it difficult to get
wildly excited over the street car
strike. If it were the brewery men
who were out it would be different.
Two of Mr. Croker's runners were un
placed in England again yesterday.
Mr. Cioker should have confined him
self to Tigers and let horses alone.
All the photographs of Gen. Alger
show the old man smiling. This is
probably to indicate that a politician
can smile when he feels saddest.
The Cleveland conference ia another
conspicuous example of "the woman
in the case."
WITH INTENT TO AMUSE.
Mason—Did you meet your wife late in life.
Colonel—Well—er—not quite as late aa I
could have wished—Exchange.
Salvationist—Are you willing to tight for
Monroe—Not if there Is any chance of arbi
He—A bore like a'microbe? I give it up.
She—Because it ta_*s a' long time to freeze
him out, but you can, easily make it too hot
"Have you seen that new woman barber
just around the corner?'..
"Do you mean to tell' me that the new
woman has begun to shave?" —Indianapolis
He—l'm afraid the coming woman will
She—Oh, no; she Intends to run things so'
well there won't be anything to swear at.—
"This weather la very trying for every
body," feaid the physician.
"Yes," replied Mr. Meekton; I don't see
how my wife is going to bear under it. When
the sun doesn't shine it gives her the blues,
and when it does she says if a fading tho
"Father, what Is a luifury?" asked little
Johnnie the other night, as he wrapped him
self around the parlor stove. "A luxury?
Why, ifs something we don't really need,
you know—a thing we can do without"
"Well, then," replied tha logical youth,
"what a luxury a mosquito net must bo in
OTMfIE W IH IT
ASPIRING SUBURB IS DEFEATED AT
THE COUNTY W. C. T. U.
MRS. WEBBER IS DEFEATED,
MRS. M. A. WARMER, OP DAYTON»S
BLUFF, 11EI.VG THE VICTOR
THEN MRS. ROOT, OF HAMLINE,
Declines to Serve as the Superin
tendent of the Work for Social
Hamline union was turned down at yester
day's election of county officers at the county
convention of the W. C. T. U., and Mrs. M.
A. Warner, the city's candidate for county
president, was elected to succeed Mrs. D. R.
Mandigo, who leaves shortly for North Da
kota. There has been more or less trouble
brewing In the W. C. T. U. ranks of late, the
feeling being that Hamline union has rather
expected to monopolize honors, and the local
unions determined among themselves to se
cure the county offices, if possible, and so
they did. The women were busy as bees all
day yesterday, and all kinds of electioneering
were in progress. The fight was a close one,
tho ballots each time being almost equal. But
the city unions came out ahead, and Mrs. M.
A. Warner, of Dayton's Bluff union, was elect
ed president against Mrs. C. L. Webber, of
the Hamline union. The other officers were as
follows: Mrs. Phillips, vice president; Mrs.
U. G. Moore, secretary, and Mrs. Spindler,
County superintendents were elected as fol
lows: Mothers' meetings, Mrs. W. A. Craw
ford, of Hamline; Sabbath Observance and gos
pel temperance work, Mrs. W. W. Nichols;
lumberman's work, Mrs. E. L. Hemingway,
of St. Anthony Park union; prison work, Mrs.
Patten, Dayton's Bluff union; Sunday school
work, Mrs.-C. W. Leonard; Demorest con
test, Mrs. E. L. Famsworth; Mrs. S. V. Root
was elected as county superintendent of so
cial purity, but refused the office, and ap
pointed Mrs. C. L. Webber In her stead.
At the morning's session Mrs. K. E. Web
ster led the prayer service. Mrs. V. G. Moore
gave the report from the Lady Somerset
union, which has held twelve regular meet
ings during the year. Mrs. C. I). Pierce, su
perintendent of instruction, reported an entire
willingness on the part of the school authori
ties to do all in their power to aid the tem
perance cause. Much literature has been
sent to lumber camps, and thirty-six bouquets
were presented on prison day. Somerset
union has twenty-eight members, thirteen be
ing new ones.
Miss Ella Masterson reported for Como
Avenue union, which has had some diffi
culties to encounter, owing to illness.
White Bear union was represented by Mrs.
Richardson, and haa also had many obstacles
to overcome, though its members are plucky
and have been doing much good work.
Mrs. Hamilton represented Dayton's Bluff
union, which organized in '95, with four
active members, and has grown to a mem
bership of twenty-two active and six honor
At noon a basket lunch was enjoyed, and
in the afternoon Miss F. Dodd reported for
the Frances Harper colored union, which has
gene into the work recently, and already has
a good-sized membership.
Mrs. P. L. Uttley spoke on social purity
and of the good the coming to St. Paul of
Mrs. Charlton Edholm would do. Mrs. Moore
read the secretary's report, which was en
The treasurer's report, given by Mrs. E.
R. Spindler, showed $2. .32 in the treasury.
The model union meeting was conducted
by Dayton's Bluff union, and was a good
illustration of a well conducted meeting.
Mrs; Mandigo, the retiring president, made
a farewell address, speaking of the work in
a general way.
A. R. Moore gave greetings from the C. E.
city union; Miss Elden McKnight gave
greetings from the Epworth league city
union; greetings from the Sacred Thirst so
ciety were given by Miss Mary E. Cramsey,
and from Good Templars by Eunice Quick.
Mrs. C. S. Soule gave an interesting
talk on department work, and Mrs. George
Hazzard read a paper on "Narcotics." Mrs.
McNeal, president of Hennepin county, pre
sented the announcement to do away with
the district work, which is being pursued
by many of the members, who consider It
The committee on resolutions recommended
the wearing of the yellow ribbon (woman
suffrage) with the white. Rev. G. F. Wells,
Hemline, gave greetings from the Prohibition
party, which he said had lost by standing
by the W. C. T. IT. along woman suffrage
lines. Mrs. S. V. Root gave a report on plan
of work and said that they had not had it
all their own way in the election, but Ham
line would stand by the new president. She
spoke of the lack of attendance at the county
meetings, and said that many considered they
had no right to attend without an invitation.
She said it was not only each member's priv
ilege, but her duty to attend. Her remarks
caused something of a stir, but as the meet
ing adjourned immediately, there was no
time for a discussion.
LITCHFIELD SUITS DROPPED.
They Will Prohahly Be Commenced
An order from Judge Nelson to the clerk of
the United States court, Minneapolis, was
forwarded yesterday dismissing the suit of
the United States of America vs. The St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Com
pany and a host of smaller subdefendants.
This action was brought up some months
ago. It involves the right to a certain three
quarter section of land originally taken pos
session of by the old St. Paul & Pacific rail
way, since changed to the St. Paul, Minne
apolis & Manitoba Railway company. This
land, which embraces nearly the whole of
the town site of Litchfield, Minn., was taken
under pre-emption *laws, by the railroad
company; the government claimed the right
of ownership, hence the original action. The
telegram received from the attorney general
May 1 simply stated that the action was to
be dismissed, as stated, without prejudice or
ccsts of the petitioner, and United States
District Attorney Stringer made the motion,
which Judge Nelson granted. It is understood
the proceedings will be recommenced, but
the present occupants of the property will
not be made parties to the action.
CONTESTS WERE CLOSE
In the Women's Whist Tourney Play
Mrs. Schoonmaker and Mrs. Countryman
■were the winners of the high-score badges
in the play at the Whist club last night, the
second of the ladies' tournament. The
scores were as follows:
North and South—
Mrs. Schoonmaker and Mrs. 8uf0rd...,., 150
Mrs. FUlebrown and Mr. F 141
Mrs. Armstrong and Mr. A .., 143
Mrs. Palmer and Mr. P 147
Mrs. Sperry and Mr. S 144
Mrs. Shwirch and Mr. Vogel 139
Mrs. Smith and Mr. S „».. 149
Mrs. Willis and Mr. W 131
East and West-
Mrs. Straight and Mr. S 173
Miss Ward and Mr. W ♦ 171
Mrs. Carman and Mr. Wright. 157
Mrs. Countryman and Mr. C ...._.• 179
Mrs. Shandrew and Mr. Metcalf .., 166
Mrs. Larkin and Mr. Whellams 169
Mrs. McConnell and Mr. McO ~»..._ 161
Miss Sargent and Mr. 5..... .~....... 178
Total • 1.352
Average, 16?.. , _
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Haekmen Are at Oats.
Frank Padalford, a hack driver, was locked
up at the central police station last night
on the charge of disorderly conduct, pre
ferred by Thomas Ross*. _&oa_ If ftlfto a
hack driver, and claims that Padalford and
a man named Dußord maliciously damaged
his hack Thursday evening. He alleges
that, when he ordered the men from his rig
for creating a disturbance, they showed their
displeasure by tearing the upholstering from
the Beats and breaking the door from its
FIXED FOR LIFE.
Assistant Postmaster O'Brien Under
The recent extension of the civil service
rules, to embrace all employes of the post
offices of the country, brings two of the St.
Paul people within the fold. These are Pat
rick O'Brien, assistant postmaster, and Miss
Leone Rich, the postmaster's stenographer.
Mr. O'Brien has held his present position for
eighteen years and would probably be al
lowed to hold it aa long as he wished any
way. The new order of things, however,
gives him a guarantee on the position which,
Capt. Castle says, he has earned by his ac
curacy and honesty. Miss Rich, though a
most competent stenographer, might have
lost her position under a change in the post
mastership, but this ruling also secures her
the place as long as she desires to hold It.
Other branches of the government's busi
ness are also brought under the ruling.
Mr. Vars, the assistant collector of intern
al revenue, was asked how the order would
affect the office in St. Paul, and replied that
at present the stenographer and the stamp
clerk inside the office, and the stampers and
gaugers outside the office were serving under
civil service regulations, and the new order
would bring in the deputy collectors, of whom
there ls a large number. The cashier will
not be included within the order, sines he is
supposed to be the confidential man of the
collector, who would naturally wish to ap
Mr. Storey, the assistant collector of cus
tom, was also seen and said that the St.
Paul office had for a couple of years been
conducted under the rules of the civil service
by virtue of the order, which provided that
all officers which employed twenty persons or
more should be- so conducted. The now
order, Mr. Storey said, required the offices
employing five or more i>ersons should also
come under the rules of the service and he
thought that this would apply to the dis
trict of North and South Dakota, of Montana,
HAD A NICE DRIVE.
Frolicsome "Newsies" Find Their
"Way to the Lock-Up.
Samuel Snell, Eurnle Snell, Robert Brown
and Harry Fine, three newsboys, disposed of
their stock of papers at 7 o'clock last evening
and decided they would enjoy a drive about
the city after their hard day's labor. There
was not money enough in the crowd to hire a
hack, and, after discussing the situation, the
boys concluded a light spring wagon, standing
at the corner of Fifth and Wabasha streets,
would suit their purpose just as well. The
quartette piled Into the wagon, whipped up
tha horse and vanished up Fifth street.
A few minutes later William Keefe, the
owner of the horse and wagon, came out of
the Odd Fellows' block, and, missing his rig,
reported Its loss to the police. Shortly before
11 o'clock Sergeant Pothen arrested the four
young Jehus at Seven corners, on the charge
of disorderly conduct. The youngsters were
somewhat disconcerted over the termination
of their drive, but declared at the central po
lice station that they had enjoyed themselves
Immensely. Two of the boys are but eight
years old, while the others have trod this vale
of sorrow for twelve years.
JOHN SVENSONJS FOOT.
Jury Is Endeavoring: to Determine
Its t'usli Value.
In Judge Kelly's court the case of John
Svenson against the Great Western Railway
ls on trial. Plaintiff asks damages In the
sum of $25,131.25 for the loss of his left foot
and other injuries sustained. Svenson is a
mason who, while working on stono work at
the Robert street bridge, was knocked down
and run over by a locomotive. D. W. Lawler
ls trying the case for the road, and it is being
stubbornly contested. Late in the afternoon a
knotty law point was raised, and, as the court
desired to hear argument on it, the jury was
excused until Monday morning.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
W. J. Dixon, of New York, registered yes
terday at Hotel Metropolit?^.
C. S. Hemingway, of Hoiyokc, Mass., is
stopping at Hotel Metropolitan.
The swimming pool at the bath boat, foot
of Sibley street, has been opened for the
Only one marriage license was issued yes
terday, to John W. Johnson and Christina
Victor J. Welch, of Minneapolis, was yes
terday admitted to practice in the circuit
court of appeals.
Mrs. E. M. Lewis, of 702 Conway street,
has been appointed manager of the club house
of the White Bear Yacht club at Dellwood for
the season ef 1896.
"Our Club and Its Aspirations" and the
"Fan Drill" will be repeated at Christ Church
Guild hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
reduced price of 25 cents.
The Omaha shopmen have arranged for their
summer picnic to occur July 18. The com
mittee in charge is made up of J. W. Brisby,
James Lynch, D. F. Eastine, W. G. Thorpe,
D. H. Holder and J. P. Utz. N. W. Smith is
the prize director.
The Lincoln club will have a blow-out this
evening in honor of the victory at the elec
tion on Tuesday. Stein's brass band has
been secured, and speakers will voice their
sentiments with respect to the victory.
Acker Post No. 21, G. A. R., will hold Its
regular semi-monthly meeting tonight at Its
hall. Central block, West Sixth and Seventh
streets. Matters of importance in connec
tion with the Memorial day celebration will
The Binders' Union No. 51 and the Bindery
Girls' Union No. 2, of Minneapolis, will visit
St. Paul this evening to participate in an
entertainment to be given by the St. Paul
unions. They will come over In chartered
cars, which will leave the West hotel at 7:30.
The fire department was called to the Buck
ingham shortly before 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon by a small blaze In the apartments
of Theodore Bunker, on the sixth floor. The
fire, which was set by children playing with
matches, was extinguished with a trifling
The Johnson Specialty company, with a
capital stock of $50,000, filed articles of Incor
poration with the secretary of state yes
terday. The members are James T. McCuaig,
Clara B. Martin and Norton M. Cross, all of
AT THE THEATERS.
James O'Neill and company will begin a
four-night engagement In. this city tomorrow
evening. It will be the last dramatic attrac
tion of the season. The theater-goers of this
city will have another opportunity to witness
the picturesque "Monte Cristo." In addition
to Sheridan Knowle's sublime tragedy, "Vlr
ginlus," interest will be attracted to Mr.
O'Neill's latest success, "The Courier of
Ly .na," which will be seen for the first time
dm Ing this engagement. The repertoire will
be presented in the following order: Sunday
and Wednesday, "Monte Cristo;" Monday,
"The Courier of Lyons," and Tuesday, "Vlr
• • •
J. C. Lewis and company will close a short
engagement at the Grand, with two per
formances today In "Si Plunkard." The
comedy has pleased the patrons of Mr. Lift's
popular playhouse and there are many novel
and attractive features Introduced during the
action of the play.
Hoyt's company. In "A Texas Steer," will
give their last two performances at the Met
ropolitan opera house today. The matinee
this afternoon will be played at popular
Dreaming at Home,
Uncle Josh (as he Is lifted from the railroad
wreck)—W-w-whar am IT
Rescuer—You are about forty miles from
Hohokus. Your train went through a draw
Uncle Josh (with a sigh of relief)— Thank
th' Lord! I've been dreamln* thet I wuz to
heme an' Betsy hed one uv her tantrums.
Question of Sex*
New York World.
Teacher—Now, here is an example In men
tal arithmetic. How old would a person be
today who was born In 186S?
Tommy—Please, mum, was it a man or a
Wmit UTILIZE BOYS
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS TO HELP
THE G. A. R. BUREAU OF IN
FOUR HUNDRED WILL BE USED.
CHAIRMAN HORR CONFERS WITH
PROFS. SMITH AND WERT
BRECHT ABOUT IT.
PLANS FOR STREET DECORATIONS.
Something: That Will Be Unique and
Gorseonn In the Line of Artis
Chairman C. W. Horr, of tho G. A. R. ac
commodations committee, of which the bureau
of information is a subdepartment, yesterday
afternoon held a conference with Prof. George
Weitbrecht, of the manual training school,
and Prof. A. J. Smith, of the central high
school, and as a result It waa definitely de.
cided to utilize about 400 of the scholars in
assisting the bureau of information to care
for and direct the immense encampment
crowds which will be here in September. All
that is required now to perfect the plan Is the
consent of tho boys and their parents, and the
matter will be laid before them the first of the
week by the teachers. It Is proposed to sta
tion the boys at all points of Interest and
conspicuous places about the city, and, as
they know the city thoroughly, they will be of
great service In directing strangers.
Chairman Horr next week will also request
Prof. S. A. Farnsworth, of the Cleveland
school, and Prof. J. C. Bryant, of Humboldt
school, to allow the boys from their depart
ments to serve In this information bureau
coips. Within the next three weeks the boys
who are to serve will be selected and fur
nished with a neat cap of original design,
made especially for them.
Chairman W. G. Strickland, of the commit
tee on decorations, has a decidedly novel and
artistic scheme of beautifying St. Paul.,
streets during the great encampment week.
And, better still, he has put his plan on paper,
in a large colored chalk drawing, so that
the beauty and artistic effect of it can be bet
The idea ls to have two twenty-six-foot
columns, surmounted by rows of incandes
cent lamps, at every street Intersection on
the line of parade, beginning at the union
depot and continuing up Sibley to Sixth
street; thence along Sixth to the vicinity of
Rice park. Between these .handsome eol
ums at tho corners will be placed smaller
columns along the streets, and suspended
between and from them will be streamers of
red, white and blue bunting and colored In
candescent lamps, forming one continuous
chain for the entire distance. In the day
time it will bo pleasing and at times ablaze
with thousands of lights it will be .simply
magnificent. Other details of this scheme
of decoration have not yet beeni completed,
but Chairman Strickland will submit the
design to the members of the executive com
mittee at the meeting this evening. There
is little doubt but what It will be approved.
The question of cost will also be discussed.
It Is the decoration committee's idea that
at least half of the cost should be borne by
tho business men along the streets thus
decorated. If Mr. Strickland's plan goes
through, nothing will be wanting to make
St. Paul, when encampment time comes, tho
"best dressed" city In the history of national
encampments of the G. A. R. The thirtieth
encampment will set the pace for all coming
ones In the matter of elaborate and urtistia
At the meeting of the executive hoard of
the finance committee, held Thursday even
ing, D. D. Sperry was appointed chairman
of the committee to look after the subscrip
tions from the book, stationery and news
dealers of the city, and M. F. Kennedy was
arpolnted to perform a like servlco with tho
sporting goods and bicycle dealers. There
are now forty-two subehairmen collecting
the subscriptions from tho various business
Interests of the city. The collections are
being made rapidly and with satisfactory
Chairman Horr.of the accommodations com
mittee, says that the crowds that will coma
to St. Paul will be thp largest In the hlst-.ry
of the G. A. R. He has requests already In
to provide for over 3,000 people from Mawsa
chusetts. Buffalo, N. V.; Denver, Col.; San
Francisco, Cal., and Baltimore, Md., will
also send thousands of visitors. They will
come to push the claims of their respective
towns for the next encampment, and are al
ready laying wires to capture the plum.
In the opinion of Chairman Horr it will
beat all previous encampments In point of at
tendance, and he 1h slightly nervous over tho
suggestion that visitors may have difficulty
in securing accommodations. He does not
admit this, of course, but he does give it out
that every bit of room in the city can bo
utilized and he asks all citizens to throw
open their doors to guests. The ladles' com
mittee" on accommodations has not been Idle,
and within the past two weeks has secured
In private residences accommodations for
over 4,000 guests.
The amusements committee, of which Maj.
John Espey is chairman, will probably make
a report to the executive committee tonight.
The members have a number of good things
in mind in the way of amusements, but they
invite suggestions from all citizens for streot
celebrations and displays of every character.
Any citizen may earn distinction In this way,
and no doubt some valuable suggestions will
be made If the citizens take the time to give
the matter a little thought. The amusements
committee would like to hear from all citi
zens along the lines suggested.
The plan to secure some of the New Or
leans mardl gras floats has not by any means
been abandoned by Maj. Espey. The New
Orleans floats, complete, cost $20,000, but a
dozen can be secured for $4,000. The matter
will bo discussed this evonlng.
Secretary Pinney yesterday was sending
out "last calls" to about two hundred of those
committeemen who had not acknowledged
their appointment and signified a willngnesa
to serve. If they do not now Indicate a will
ingness to help the work along they will be
dropped and other committeemen substituted.
New Song; in Town.
A new popular song has struck St. Paul
and has Just made Its appearance In the
music stores, so the public will have a rest
from "Paradise Alley" and "Sidewalks of
New York" at last. "I Don't Kiss Boys" ls
the caption under which the new article dis
plays Itself, and It has been made popular
by the soubrette and concert singer of the
stage, who are using It In large numbers.
The music Is by Frank Danz Jr.'s discovery.
John T. Hall, and Oscar F. G. Day, of the
Minneapolis Tribune, furnished the word*.
So If you hear a strange air whistled on ths
streets, you may be sure that it is the new
"popular," and you might as well make up
your mind to grin and bear it, until a new
one drives It out.
Normal School Matters.
L. C. Lord, superintendent of the Moor
head, Minn., normal school, registered at
the Windsor last evening. He ls In St. Paid
to attend the regular monthly meeting of ths
normal school principals and superintend
ents, which takes place at the Windsor thla
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
W. M. Lowrle, general agent of the passes
ger department of the Great Northern, with
headquarters in Chicago, was In St Paul
The general offices of the Great Northern
will close at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
The St. Paul & Duluth will run a special
train to Taylor's Falls and other lake points
next Sunday. Tho train will leave St. Paul
at 8:30 in the morning and return at 9 0a la
The North Dakota edition of the - Great
Northern Bulletin was issued yesterjfey. It
contains much valuable information regarding
the agricultural resources of that state.
W. M. Raum, of Milwaukee, traveling pas
senger agent of the Great Northern, called at
the Great Northern general offices yesterday*