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JGJailp # (SlofcE Ollicial Paper of the City and County. BY THE §T. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY, No. 321 Wabashaw Street, St. Paul. ST. PAUL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18. KJF flSl)FTHE0L0BL SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CARRIER One Year, payable in advance $8 00 Six Months, payable in advance 4 25 Three Months 2 25 Per .Month 75 SIX ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. One Year 1 $<> 00 glx Months 3 50 Three Months 2 00 U;e- Month 70 All mail subscriptions payable invariably in advance. Seven issues per week by mail at same rates ts by carrier. SUNDAY GLOBE. By Carrier —per year $2 00 By Mail—per year, postage paid 1 50 WEEKLY GLOBE- By y.-:.\\ —postage paid, per yeaj $1 15 I>AI_LY WEATHICR BULLETIN. Office Chief Signal Officer, I Washington, 1). 0., Feb. 17, 9:50 p. m. ) Observations taken at the same moment of dine at all stations named. UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. ;t. Paul 28.89 i-'S 8W Cloudy La Crosse ~"J.89 35 N Cloudy Nor.TnwEST. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Bismarck 29.78 -A SE Fair Ft. Garry 39.93 -10 N Cloudy tfinnedosa 29.92 -20 E Lt snow Vloorhead 29.93 - 5 N Cloudy ftnapelle 29.83 -19 SE H'vy snow at. Vincent 29.8U -14 N Cloudy NOKTUERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Ft. Assinahoin..29.49 -8 W Clear rt. Buford 29.54 -3 SE Clear ft. Cnster 29.39 -5 Calm Clear >. M. T...29.5G 22 NW Lt Snow . i.. T....29.87 7 SE LtSnow Medicine Hat...29.50 -11 N H'vy snow UPPER LAKES. Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather. Duluth 30.00 12 NE Lt snow DAILY LOCAL MEANS. Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather. (9.925 72.5 22.4 SW Cloudy Amount of rainfall or melted suow, .02, max mum thermometer, 40.8; minimum thermom eter, 27.0. daily range, 13.3. River, frozen. - Below zero. Note— Uiirometer corrected for temperature aid elevation. P. F. Lyons, Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A. to-day's weather. Washington, Feb. 18,1 a. m.—Indications for upper Mississippi: Local rains; partly cloudy jveather; winds shifting to southerly; falling, ireceded in southern portion by slight rise in sarnmeter; slight fall followed by rising tem perature. Missouri valley: Warmer, partly :loudy weather, with local rains or snow in aorthem portions; winds generally southeast to louthwest; lower barometer. It is hinted that Fletcher's absence is to ivoid responsibility for participating in the Minneapolis spring election. His partner »articipated the last time, and has been juite unhappy ever since. Fletcher don't vant his happiness marred in that manner. The legislature of Kentueky appropri ated £25,000 for the flood sufferers. It should re sonsider and make it $250,000. The old Eommon wealth is rich, it has no debt, and all »f the money will be needed within its own iorders. It is becoming that charity 6hould >egin at home. Wuilk lt is important to contribute to the naterial aid of the sufferers by the great lood, it Is equally important to take meas ires to prevent their recurrence. The Globe pointed out the remedy a few days since, and in article which we reproduce from the Cin finnati Enquirer gives a similar view. Let :ongress couple its contributions with legis lation to preserve the forests. The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette haugh ;ily says: An interview with Senator Sherman on the ariff question is published. He does not be ieve the present congress will do anything with he tariff, and that it is much better for it to be et alone. Mr. Sherman refers to the Republican sen ate, and the Republican president who is under contract to veto any tariff legislation, If by chance any should slip through. Mitchell, of the Duluth Tribune, is more )ious than he was. He publishes the announc nent that his name has been withdrawn for he land ollice position, and Mr. Swanstrom ubstituted, without indulging in a single ■wear. When it is understood that the with- Irawal was owing to his irreligious articles, he forbearance is remarkable. He managed o withstand a United States grand jury, but us lack of religion downed him. Thundering jordon is pious, and hence he was indicted. 2KB WSPAPEit ENTE RPRISE. There is more enterprise to the square neb in the management of a genuine lewspaper than is to be found in any other irganization or association known among nen. The newspaper is an inspiration. It tindles the hearts of the people. Dumb and >liud is he who cannot be touched by its ap peal, stirred by its counsel and guidedby its eadership. As an institution and an instru nentality in the community and in the nation t is without a rival or a peer. It is the first o sound the tocsin of glad tidings and the Irst to surmount disaster and calamity and Ode serenely amid the storm. So much by way of preface to mention an .ehievement of a Cincinnati paper, the Com nercial Gazette, during several days last reek when the flood was at ts height, and the river side ailroads fathoms underwater. The managers tf that paper with a view of supplying their [ubscribers and the public with news, and as Fell, of aiding in affording relief, chartered i small steamer, but it was inadequate to (tern the current and went to pieces and to Ihe bottom of the angry river. Another and arger boat was secured and daily trips made ip stream to Maysville, and the lewspaper boat was three days ahead of (he government in carrying relief to the loodedout people of the inundated towns on toth sides of the river. The relief supplies vere hastily gathered together and with lome difficulty placed on board the steamer, md the perilous expedition undertaken. The nemorandum of the cargo of the first voyage tf the Commercial Gazette relief boat is as olltiws: i,400 loaves of bread. 1 barrel of sausage. 4 barrels of ham. 8 barrels of beans. 1 barrel of coffee, ) 1Rn ., 1 box of coffee, \ 180 lbs 1 barrel of sugar—150 lbs. 6!) packages of tea. 1 barrel rice—300 lbs. The supply, not large perhaps, was invalu ible to those who were served. And so, day ifter day, the boat went forth on its mission, •arrying bread aud news to the people. The .'ollowiug from the C. G., is worthy of re production, not that it is a narrative of the icenes of the trips, only to be described in nam- columns, but for the modest statement >f a stroke of enterprise and errand of mercy .onibined, illustrating a phase of genuine iouranlism, which disasters cannot appall, ind obstacles cannot check or hinder: Our business purpose in sending out the Kate Waters is the circulation of some thousands of :opies of the Commercial Gazette, aud the peo )le surrounded by the Hood seem to be hungrier Jor newspapers even than for bread, and we re [oice that they will find in this morning's news, appy coiilirmatiou of their hopes long deferred, I that the awful Ohio, after being more than a week at a stage of more than sixty feet and reaching seventy-one feet and three-quarters of an inch, is falling, strangely slow as it came up, leaving upon all heart!, and minds the deep im pression that we shull never see the like again. WHY NOT A HAPPY COMBINATION. The coming week Is likely to be quite an interesting one in Democratic circles. It is not often that the question of selecting a presidential nominee enters" so largely into the selection of a location for the national convention as in the case of calling the next Democratic convention. The Democratic national committee does not meet until Fri day, but already a large number are in Wash ington, and outsiders who are advocating different localities are swarming to the na tional capital. The contest for the location of the conven tion might be said to be between the east and the west, Saratoga being the eastern point, with Chicago the western and St. Louis a weak third in tLe race. The selection of Saratoga would be favorable to the nomina tion of R. P. Flower, of New York, for President, and the selection of Chicago would be favorable to the selection of H. B. Payne, of Ohio. These are the two pivotal states in the coming campaign. The party which captures them both will secure the Presidency. In view of the faet that Ohio is an October state, it would seem the part of wisdom to select a candidate who win give the greatest prestige in that state. The result in Ohio in October will largely determine the final re sult in November, and personal preferences should be made subordinate to success. If Ohio is carried in October there will be little difficulty in carrying New York in Novem ber. No one disputes the strength of Mr. Flower in New York, but as a national man he is not the peer of Mr. Payne. It would be a happy combination to place Mr. Payne at the head of the ticket, with Mr. Flower in the second place. This would be a strong and irresisti ble, combination. It would ensure Ohio, New York, and an election. Of the relative merit of Chicago and Sara toga, as to accessibility, hotels, a hall for the csnventiou,etc ,the superiority of theformerls everywhere conceded. While these points have their weight,it is evident that the question of candidate is likely to be the turning point in the selection. It is in this view that the Globe suggests its happy combination, which Is another term for Chicago and victory. PROF. WRIGHT'S CAMPAIGN. It is apparent that Prof. B. F. Wright has opened his campaign early for re-election to the position of superintendent of the public schools. Being fearful that if members of the board of education who are acquainted with his incapacity should be re elected, his chances of continuing in the place would be slim, he seems to have enlisted the aid of the pedantic ex-pedagogue who Indites the heavy slush for the Pioneer Press to fall to abusing the board in general and in detail. In pu ngthis course, we believe Prof. Wright has made a grave mistake. If he was competent for the position he would be willing to rest upon his merits, Instead of seeking to build himself up by tearing others down. To those who are familiar with our public schools it has long been apparent that Prof. "Wright is not the man for the position. He secured it at the outset by social and society favoritism rather than educational ability. He is a very worthy gentleman, but he lacks industry, application and ability to manage schools which have reached the proportions of those of St. Paul. It must be con ceded that these are three rather important qualifications, and when those are missing hardly anything else can take their plaee. Having rather arrogantly assumed preroga tives beyond his sphere, the board of educa tion has very properly asserted its jurisdic tion, and Prof. Wright's disjointed nose has touched a responsive chord in the breast of the ex-pedagogue employed upon the Minne apolis paper in this city. This accounts for falsehoods and attacks now being made upon the board of education, and the public, being informed of their animus, can now judge of their value. Upon the whole, it is, perhaps, just as well that Prof. Wright has taken the field in this offensive manner. It enables the issue of a change of superintendent-to be brought into the spring election. The people who send their children to the public schools, have a right to a voice in selecting the man who shall largely regulate the plan of public education, and while it is rather unseemly for Prof. Wright to have inaugu rated such a campaign, it is likely to produce good results in the end. The issue having been made, neither the board of education or the public need have any apprehension of the result. FOR HUMANITY'S SAKE. It is impossible to compute the loss in dol lars caused by the floods that have been raging for the past few days, though perhaps it may some time be known how many peo ple, men, women and children, mothers with new-born babes, the aged and infirm, were driven from home, shelterless, foodless, destitute. The state of Ohio, which has suf fered so greatly by this calamity, has appro priated $200,000 for relief, and individuals, towns and municipalities have already given as much more, and must and will still give to relieve the distress and suf fering. In the presence of this great calam ity, which appeals to every fiber of humanity in the American people, the national con gress gives but $500,000 (at first $300,000, in creased to $500,000). But this is not enough. The first appropriation should have been a million dollars, and it should be made that now, and promptly. WTiat are the senators and representatives thinking that they go so slow and parsimoniously. If the official blood is stagnant, it is not so with the people, and they will applaud prompt, generous and cheerful giving. Unlock the hoarded surplus that partizans are scheming to turn to some account of their own. Pour out the treasure until the poor creatures, homeless and foodless and otherwise destitute in the merci less winter, are aided. This country is al ready rich in charity, but it should be richer. Enlarge the scope of benefaction. Appropri ate all that the emergency demands. There will remain enough and to spare. Our com mon humanity appeals. Let its righteous call be generously answered. CURRENT COMMENTS. Mr. Hendricks, of Indiana, is in Europe, and is expected to remain there until everything is settled in regard to the Democratic nomination for president. But in any event he will make no fight upon Mr. McDonald, whose friends say will have the solid vote of the Indiana delegation- Mr. McDonald visited New York last week and was in consultation with the Democratic leaders upou some matters which will be under discus sion at the meeting of the national committee upon Friday next at Wash ington. Mr. McDonald understands himself to be a revenue-reformer, and as such he does not see any practical advantage to he gained by tariff agitation at the present time. He avows his theory to be that the whole question will settle itself w Ithin the next five or ten years, that ultimately all the manufacturing interests of the country will be in the southern belt, where labor is cheaper; that New Engleud will have to give up her manufacturing within a short time, and return to ship building, becoming a common car rier for the southern section. It is this cheap southern competition which is now embarrassing the manufacturers of the north, and this faet, and the absolute necessity of a foreign market will, in time, oblige a revision of the tariff, so he thinks it not worth the while to at tempt to haston too much the result which will come of itself, possibly within the next five years. Mr. McDonald is not an agitator and holds that. his -position is the right one to produce the greatest good to the greatest number. Thi death of Mr. Kinsella, the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, and Mr. Chenery, the editor of the London Times, were announced upon the THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1884. same day. Simply the prominence of the two men in the same profession is all that there was in common regarding them. At his death Mr. Delaue nominated Mr. Chenery as hie successor upon the Times. It was a trying position, but the new editor in character, ideas, education and force did not develop the attributes the station required, and was unable to hold the paper where he found it, much less give it greater scope and power. In the career of Mr. Kinsella is seen the genius of the man born for the profession. His connection with the Eagle began twenty-nine years ago, and for about a quarter of a century he was its head and editor. A profound thinker, he also weilded a trenchant pen, and under his direction the Eagle grew influ ential and prosperous, the only Brooklyn paper that has ever had such a career. Of these two men one had the genius for his work, and achiev ed vast important triumphs. Not endowed with that attribute the other failed to make an impress upon the period during which he occupied the position of director of the journal that once had a power greater than the Empire. Ten thousand copies of Queen Victoria's book were sold the first day, it is said, This shows how people will fail to appreciate a gem when it is placed within their reach. The cold nature of the British public is exhibited in the lack of in terest shown in the queen" s book, which is over flowing, as it were, with such sweet passages as the following: "I was much distressed at break fast this morning to find that poor Brown's legs had been awfully cut at the hack of the knees and he had said nothing about it. But to-day one became so inflamed and swelled so much he could hardly move. The doctor said he must keep it up as much as possible and walk very little, but he did not forbid him going out with the carriage. I did not go out in the morning." The executor of the estate of the late Gov. E. D. Morgan, of New York, has been before the senate committee with an argument against the postal telegraph scheme. The burden of opposi tion of thi9 gentleman is that the postal telegraph project if carried out would work injustice and injury to people who have invested in the stocks of existing companies. As the Morgan estate hold twenty thousand shares of Western Union, the motive for the argument robs it of all perti nence. If the postal telegraph is a good thing for the country it should not be sup pressed for the benefit of Mr. Morgan's estate. The govern ment of the United States was not contrived merely as a mechanism for the benefit of a few monopolists. The canned goods business now constitutes fully ten per cent, of the trade of the average re tail dealer, the country over, and several millions of capital are invested in the preparation of the goods at various points. The enterprise was be. gun at Portland, Maine, in 1854, and corn was the flret vegetable canned. The canning of to matoes was begun at Boston a little later. Fruit canning first became general in 1864, and of meats in 1872. The canning of soups originated in Boston during the war. At this time the can ned goods market supplies everything edible in meats, fish, fruits and vegetable. Mr. Beechek is delivering a new lecture "The Circuit of the Continent," which is a desription ot his circuit last summer, in the course of which he visited St. Paul. Upon that expedition he traveled 18,000 miles, filled seventy-five ap pointments, and returned to Brooklyn on the day set when the trip was mapped out. His course was across the northern boundary, down the Pacific coast, and back by the gulf and south Atlantic states. Henry Irving has remarked on the most won derful thing that impresses him about the United States is the forwardness of the people in using new inventions and readiness in taking up new ideas. Just the reverse, he says, is observable in England. There the people are equally prone to keep old things to the front. A man has more life in this* country in a year than in any other in a much greater space of time. The melodious Miss Olive M. Finch wanted the hard-hearted L. M. Fishpaw to pay her $5,000 for omitting to marry her, as he at one time agreed to. A Lancaster, Ohio, jury, in view of the floods which was somewhat damaging to Fishpaw, thought if he paid his deserted Finch $300, it would be a sufficient compensation, in connection with her good fortune in not having to marry him. Republican discussion of the tariff is limited to the remark that the Republicans have a majori ty of the senate and have a President to intervene a veto in case of necessity and there is not any danger of any tariff change transpiring at present. This is profoundly argumentative, but only the logical result of Republican policy in favor of the few who are great at the expense of the masses. The valne of the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper property is $1,500,000. Its circulation is over 40,000, and its annual dividends $125,000. Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Kinsella, the late editor and principal owner, was given outright an interest in the establishment to retain his sendees upon the paper. It was Klnsella's genius which built it up to the great property it is. In teis country there are only two foundries for the manufacture of cannon, at West Point N. Y., and South Boston, Mass., though the latl ter has not been in operation for the last six years. The Boston foundry is said to be the equal of any in the world, and could be profitably operated for furnishing foreign countries with its product. Senator George, of Mississippi, is reported as saying that " Senator Hoar is an honest man, and will give a fair report of the facts in the Co piah investigation." It was a Boston journal that drew this confidential communication from Senator George, who may yet appear as a victim of misplaced confidence. Mrs. Wendell Phillips does not approve of the movement undertaken for a statue of her husband, and thus shows that she is a lady of rare good sense. She will permit a portrait of Mr. Phillips to be hung in Faneuil hall. So the labors of the statue begging commtttee are at an end. Tele Philadelphia Times remarks that it is quite possible Senator Sherman has an idea that a little tariff literature will help the Sherman presidential boom. People generally are remark ing that the senator is exerting himself to keep in view of the public eye. The Boston Herald made no charge for the following chunk of information: "Neither the Republican or Democratic party can afford this year to have a campaign conducted with a whoop." Whafs the matter with the brass trumpets, we wonder? The Harpers pay their editors well; Mr. Alden, the editor of Harper's Magazine, arid Mr. Curtiss, the editor of Harper's Weekly,' each receive $833 per month, a salary of $10,400 a year. In that instance, at least, literary labor is not under paid. The smallest man living is Che Mah, the Chi nese dwarf, who is forty-six years old and only two feet four inches high. Che Mah says he has been looking all over the world for a woman no bigger than he Is, and If he could only find her and then marry her, he would be happy. Miss Emmilt Faithful, who passed through Salt Lake City on her way to California, and re mained several days as the guest of the Mormon apostles, is lecturing in California towns upon "Modern shows." Mrs. General Garfield has written a letter to Congressman Horr, of Michigan, thanking him for his speech in opposition to the bill which passed the House, concerning the Fitz John Porter case. Gen, Sheridan spent a day or two last week at the bedside of Gen. Grant, to whom the visit was most welcome. The Wheeling Register says that the happiest man in that neighborhood just now is the man who owns a skiff. A Man who Knows Buttes. [Republic] I have a letter from Mr. Bridgman, the distinguished painter, from which I may ex tract the following: "I may add my testimony to the individu ality of Mr. Buttes, the .'Cowboy Poet,' al though I haven't the honor of.an acquaint ance with the bard of the plains. I met a gentleman a month ago in this city who has an extensive ranch in Nevada, or Idaho, and asked him if he had ever heard of the cow boy poet, or had seen his poems in the paper. 'Oh, yes,' he replied. 'Buttes; I know him very well. He's quite a genius. I meet him occasionally. He has given up cowboy life, and holds a position as railroad agent. "Pony Bill" as we used to call him.'" AMUSEMENTS. MeSorl'-y's Inflation. The engagement of Hanley's company in the highly amusing play, "McSorley's Infla tion," opens at the Grand Opera house this evening. A Philadelphia exchange refers to the performance as follows: The season was very auspiciously opened last evening by M. W. Hanley's company in Edward Harrigau's latest New York success —"McSorley's Inflation." The play is patch worked on the same general pattern as the Mulligan series, and depends for its popularity mostly up on 'the abiility of the artists who present it. In this instance the cast of characters for the principal parts is admira ble. Mr. Kearney as Alderman McSorley, Mr. J. H. Ryan ■ as Bridget McSorley. Mr. James Fox as Rufus Rhubarb, Mr. James Turner as Caroline Melrose, Mr. Max Arnold as August Funk, Mr. Rourke as Dennis Mc- Sorley, and Miss Mary Bird as Clarinda Per kins, particularly distinguished themselves. The hodge-podge of love, jealousy, skirmish ing and adventure, in half a dozen dialects, which make up the play, is pleasantly sea soned by songs and refrains of exceptional merit. An audience that literally jammed the theater full, laughed itself hoarse over the absurdity and comicalities of the piece. The Olympic. At this popular amusement resort will be presented for the first time this evening the spectacular play, "The Tale of Enchant ment," which will be produced with gor geous scenery, fine costumes and magnificent transformation scenes. The departure is a good one, and should be well patronized. A trial test of the incandescent electric light with which the Grand Opera house is to be illuminated will be made at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Northwestern Men Abroad. Chicago, Feb. 17.—The followfng are the arrivals to-day: Palmer House—J. H. Coswell,G. W. Keer, Minneapolis; Henry D. Wilner, Green Bay, Wis.; Walter G. Fox, Junction City, M. T.: Judson La Moure, Pembin«, D. f.; W. H. Marsh, Winnipeg; James McCord, LaCrosse; J. C. Ryan, Dead wood. Grand Pacific Hotel—R. W. Johnson, St. Paul; A. J. Prest, St. Paul; John A. Graham, Winnipeg; W. H. D. Bliss, Soux Ealls, D. T. Tremont—A. Stewart, Wausau, Wis.; Jas. M. Crosser, Wausau, Wis.; A. H. Anderson, La' Crosse; Jas. Sullivan, Helena, M. T.; Horace Horton, Rochester, Minn. Sherman House—H. C. Davis, St. Paul; Fay R. Smith and wife, Austin, Minn.; J. Crawford, Victoria, B. C.; J. L. Spaulding, Huron. D. T.; W. G. Sawyer, St. Paul, H. W. Pintzki, St. Paul. STILLWATER GLOBULES. Mr. G. M. Seymour left for Chicago on the Saturday evening train. The matinee, at the city hall this morning, promises to be largely attended. Mrs. F. G. Norris, who has been visiting her parents in Duluth, returned on Saturday evening. A couple of important law suits are on the tapis. Both sides are represented by emi nent counsel. The Choral union will give a second pre sentation of the Pirates of Penzance, on Thursday evening, February 21. Two of the party engaged in the fight on the ice opposite this city, last Thursday after noon, were on Saturday committed to the St. Croix county jail, in default of the re quired bail. Mrs. Mary, mother of Charles Middleton, residing on South First street, had her wrist broken, and the arm dislqcated by a fall re ceived yesterday forenoon. The lady, it ap pears, had gone out for the purpose of clos ing the barn door* On her return she acci dentally stepped on a sidling plaee, and fell with great force, with the result as above stated. MINNESOTA NEWS. Brainerd has two roller skating rinks and a dance every night. A contract has been let for building a stone bridge in Belle Plaine. Timber thieves are being looked after throughout Todd county. The Fireman's ball at Crooksto'n the other night, cleared over §116. In 1883 there were forty-two deaths in the insane asylum, St. Peter. The starting of a paper mill near Hancock, Stevens county, is being agitated. February began with Friday and will end with Friday, making five Fridays in twenty nine days. Fairmont, with a population of 1,000, is said to have no less than $12,000 invested in church property. A large number of the $2 weekly journals of Minnesota are reducing their terms of subscription to $1.50 per annum. Great preparations are being made in Mankato for a masquerade ball at the new- Opera house, and expectation is on tip-toe. The Herald says diphtheria seems to be on the increase in the interior of Wabashaw county, and chronicles several deaths by that terrible disease. A creamery is to be established in Fari bault. From investigations already made, it is believed the milk of 1,000 cows can be easily obtained. The early rulers of Kasota township, Le Sueur county arc soon to assemble socially, to enjoy a rehearsal of the reminiscences, changes, vicissitudes and "hair-breath" es capes of the past. « Leap year parties seem to be all the rage. They are humorous, lively and enjoyable, in all the cities and villages of onr state. The sparkling, innocent hilarity of social life was never more marked. A "calico ball" is soon to come off in Man kato, under the auspices of the Ladies' Relief society, for the benefit of the poor of the city. Great efforts are being made to make lt a lib eral financial success. Faribault Democrat: The false mustache of a Faribault young man came off just as he kissed his angel good night, and she told her intimate friend that she had "felt down in the mouth ever since." Long Prairie Leader: A foot race between two of our young ladies, Saturday, on the street Was the attraction of the hour. The race was for a cake, and was won after thev had run round'an entire block. Litchfield Independent: St. Cloud has a lot of wealthy citizens, and what is just as important, these moneyed men are enterpris ing and public spirited. As a consequence the town is making a marvelous growth. The Taylors Falls Journal says: "News has been received that the iron for the new bridge has been shiped to this place. It is expected that a force of men will be employ ed next week in putting the bridge in posi tion." Wolves are said to be giving farmers in Pipestone county much trouble. They have to guard their sheep flocks with great care. The wolves look gaunt and hungry. Many a scalp will doubtless yield a bounty to sharp shooters. Anoka Union: A tramp took possession of the third floor in the First National bank and Chesley& Lindsay building Monday night, burned up all the wood, left his card and five cents on the floor. If the workmen had caught him the next morning he would had a sore body. St. Cloud Times: J. A. St. Arnold, a tele graph oporator, whose father resides at Bear Island, near Becker, and who has a cousin in east St. Cloud, on Saturday night, in Mil waukee, shot his sweetheart and then him self. Both died. The father left this city on Monday to bring home his son's remains. Winona Herald: The question as to whether a husband has a right to exact that his better half shall build a fire is to be set tled soon in Indiana. A minister's wife has raised the issue in a suit for divorce. The jury have a solemn duty to perform. This is a time when married men should stand to gether. The Carver Free Press gives notice of a "dog fight" soon to come off at Minneapolis. Foglesong's bull dog, of Carver, has $200 bet upon his head. "Cap," the bull dog, is a dangerous fighter, having killed several dogs. Who says the present era is not marked by the march of civilization and re finement? The Windom Citizen says the Mountain Lake people are astir on the creamery ques tion. At a meeting of the citizens last Sat- urday, a committee of five persons was ap pointed to attend the Mankato convention and find a man to put them in a creamery. They are determined to have, one and are bound to succeed. Taylors Falls Journal: A trust deed exe cuted by the Taylors Falls & Lake Superior Railroad .company of New York, was yester day filed with the secretary of state. The mortgage is given upon the twenty-one miles of road from Wyoming to Taylors Falls, Minn., this branch being operated by the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad company. Shakopee Courier: On last Tuesday evening the two prisoners in jail here broke out through the roof and escaped. 8heriff Weiland, discovering it soon after, took the St. Paul passenger that evening and when about three miles of Mendota stopped the train to sqedch a fire in a field near by, where he found the runaways. They are back in jail. Alexandria News: Wolves are becoming discouraged on account of the cold weather and want to give up trying to live. One sat on lake Agnes the other evening as if invit ing some one to remove him. But after be ing shot at a half dozen times, gave it up, and trotted away to hunt up some one with a "spatter marlin'' or a twelve pound howitzer. Anstin Register: Yesterday morning Mr. Ole Munson, living near Adams, in this county, went out to" the barn to do his chores, in his usual health, we understand, and not returning he was sought for and found dead. The cause at this writing has not been ascer tained. The coroner, Dr. J. P. Squires, was telegraphed for and went down to hold an inquest to-day, Thursday. Belle Plaine Herald: Ferdinard Freund, a German residing near East Henderson, and but recently from the old country, had one of his legs so badly frozen some three weeks ago. as to make amputation above the ankle nec essary. The surgery was performed last week by Dr.Ayer,of Le Sueur, and the patient is progressing as favorably as could be ex pected under the unfortunate circumstances. Alexandria Post: "Last Saturday was one of those clear, cold, dry days peculiar to Minnesota. About eight o'clock in the morn ing what seemed, ou first inspection, to be a peculiar cloud appeared in the north, but on closer observation it proved to be the Leaf mountains, or more correctly a reflection of them, suspended high in the air. It was a strange and beautiful sight." [A mirage, no doubt.] St. Charles Union: The directors and stockholders of the Opera house are to be congratulated upon its virtual completion. It was started quite late in the season, and if the autumn had not been an exceptionally moderate one the walls even could not have been erected. We learn that the building has been accepted from the contractors with the understanding that some unfinished work on the roof be done at the earliest opportunity in the spring. Alexandria News: On Saturday night las* while Theodore Nattseen and family, of Gar field, were visiting friends a short distance in the country, a fire broke out in Mr. Natt seen's building, about 12 o'clock, which was cousumed with all its contents. The build ing was used as a saloon with living rooms overhead. The fire started under the outside stairway and was no doubt the work of an incendiary. There was no insurance on the building or contents. The loss amounts to $750. St. Cloud Jonrnal-Press: On Mondav Conductor W. F. Beecroft left St. Paul with freight train No. 7, of the Manitoba road, for this city. Arriving at Clear Lake station he took the side track to await the arrival of the Northern Pacific express from the north. While standing by his train he was seen to fall, and as he did not attempt to get up the train men went to his assistance. He was found to be unconscious and in a few min utes afterwards ceased to breathe. The body was brought to this city, and Coroner Gllmau notified, who, on examination of the remains, pronounced the cause of eath apoplexy. Fergus Falls Democrat: The Congrega tional supper in the style of old NewEugland, at the opera house Tuesday evening, was a decided success. Supper was served from C to 8, the waiters all being attired in the style of long ago. The stage was converted into a fac simile of a down east kitchen at the time of the revolution; no sham kitchen, either, but a genuine fireplace that could cook, with andirons, etc., dried apples in festoons above. [Query: Are dried apples old fashioned. Didn't they come in with the inflationists.] a spinning wheel and other like reminiseenes. The supper over, Ed. Westherston's fiddle came into play, and af ter an old fashionee Virginia reel, danced with spirit, other less antique dances were indulged in for an hour or two. receipts are reported to be about $40. THE CAUSE OF THE FLOODS. A Lesson From the History of the Old World, [Cincinnati Enquirer.] Captain Everette, of the Cunard line, esti mates that in the course of the last three years not less than two hundred thousand Americans Crossed the Atlantic in quest of pleasure. A plurality of those voyagers ex tended their pilgrimage to the summerland of southern Europe, and the aggregate of their traveling expenses probably amouuts to $100,000,000. Yet this sum would prove an excellent investment if among one hundred thousand turfhunters, toe-kissers, and wor shipers of the man-milliner, one hundred observers would take a good look at the mountain slopes of the Mediterranean coast lands, and compare the present appearance of that region with the description of its con dition at the beginning of our chronological era. Upon their return to their native land ninety-nine of the hundred would turn preachers, and devote the rest of their lives to the gospel of forest culture. PARADISE LOST. If Arizona with its barren sand-hills and thirsty gulches could be transported to the banks of the Ohio and supersede onr gardens and orchards, it would give us an idea of the metamorphosis which Italy, Greece, and Spain have suffered in the course of the last twenty centuries. Over thousands and thousands of square miles of vegetation has entirely disappeared. Not only the forests, not only the herbs and vegetables, but the vegetable mold itself hes been washed away, and the naked rocks protrude through the sandy slopes of the mountains. Meadows and gardens have become sterile ravines, rivers have shrunk to wretched rills, the great upland lakes, once surrounded with the verdure of luxuriant parts, have be come dead seas, bordered by sand-hills and sun-parched rocks. Winter floods have stripped the land of its soil and deposi ted their diluvium on the sea coast, where the ancient shore lines have been obliterated by the accumulation of litoral marches. From Greece to Gibraltar, the paradise of the Mediterranean, is thus wash ing away in a hopeless decline. "A territo ry," says Prof. Marsh, "the abundance of which maintained in bygone centuries a pop ulation scarcely inferior to that of the whole Christian world at the present day, has been entirely withdrawn from human use, and re duced to a desolation almost as complete as that of the moon. * * * And another era of equal improvidence would reduce our earth to such a condition of impoverished productiveness, of shattered surface and climate excess, as to threaten the deprava tion, barbarism, and perhaps even the ex tinction of the human species. AMERICAN ANALOGIES. And all this havoc is due to the causes set in action by man, to errors which America not only repeats, but repeats on a scale which the Old World has never witnessed. In Europe the progress of agriculture cleared the woods by acre after acre. Our lumber trade, our ever-multiplying railroads, devour the forests by hundreds of square^niles. In two centuries we have done what our Euro pean ancestors did in the course of two thousand years. We have driven the forests from the plainsand pursuedits remnants into the valleys of the mountain ranges. Cotton can stand a good deal of dry weather; wine gardens can eke out a living on three rains per summer, and the increasing per sistency of summer droughts must reach an African degree before our countrymen will recognize the goal of the road they continue to pursue. But, in one respect, at least, the folly ot the tree destruction has been brought home to them by a very Impressive argu ment. The phenemenon of winter floods begins to repeat itself in America. THE CAUSE OF WINTER FLOOCES. In Italy, in Spain, in the Southern France the cause of that curse of the rainy season has been ascertained with absolute certainty, and can be illustrated by a simple exper ment. Cover the table with a thick stratum of spongy moss and pour on a gallon of wa ter. The water will ooze through and trickle down the table, but very slow ly, day by day, and that process of filtration will continue for a long time; four hours af ter the table will still be dripping wet. Then remove the moss and empty the same gallon pot on the center of the table. This time the deluge will pour down in a quick rush, and four hours later the table will be as dry as if nothing had happened. With the same difference of result a rain shower on a wood ed and a treeless country. The forest, with its network of moss and roots, absorbs nine tenths of the moisture, and yields it only slowly in brooks and perennial springs. A naked hill permits it to pour down in rapid deluge, brooks swell to torrents and rivers to seas; but in the summer time those same rivers shrink to shallow creeks: their head waters in the treeless mountains have run dry. FOREST DESTRUCTION". The axe continues to diminish the moun tain woods of the Alleghenies at a rate that dwarfs the waste of the northwestern forest fires. In Pennsylvania alone the "'clearings" of the last ton census years (1870-80) amount to the monstrous total of 1,388,000 acres, in West Virginia to 300,000 acres, and nearly as much iu Kentucky and Ten nessee. The track of the East" Tennessee and Virginia railroad will soon be marked by a long stretch of barren hills. Those lumber yards of pine and walnut tim ber whieh the Cincinnati Southern lugs home on every freight train, come from the upper tributa.ies of the Kentucky river and the outlying coves of the Cum berland valley. which had thus far escaped the destroyer. Hundreds of acres are often "bought up." "cleared" and "grubbed" in a single month, and the song birds returning from their winter trip to the tropics, find a pile of scorched stumps as the only memento of a stately forest. The springs fail. Last summer the Alabama river became fordable where the oldest set tler had rarely seen less than six feet of wa ter. In the dog days the whole Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina as sumes that dirty grey tinge which distin guishes the hills of southern California from the continuous forests of Oregon. But in winter time nature gets her revenge. The climate is just cold enough to condense the cloud masses which boil up from the gulf coast, and distil them in showers of rain ; but our old highland forests are gone, the rains that should feed the springs aud irrigate our summer crops, descend in devastating tor rents, and not only waste the fields of their own shores, but shoal the valley rivers with a deluvium of sand and gravel, and therein make them more apt to overflow their banks', even after a moderate rain. The river Po has thus stripped the Southern Alps of :100, 000,000,000 cubic yards of earth and pebbles. [Marsh, Man and Nature, p. 259.] TORRENTS IX SOUTHERN' ECROPE. As a consequence its own bed has become more shallow from year to year, and Ca.-tel lanl says that while formerly a week's rain was requisite to flood the river valley, a single thunder shower now often accom plishes the same result. The Mella, a small river of northern Italy, once flooded an area of 2,000 miles, and in a single night caused damage which twenty years of hard work have failed to repair. There was a time when the south ern portion of La Belle France could vie with our Virginia hill counties in beauty and fruitfulness; and now. "The mere aspect of Upper Provence," says Viscount Puget, "is calculated to appal a patriotic magistrate. One sees only naked mountains, deep val leys with precipitous sides, rivers with broad beds and little water, impetuous torrents, which in floods lay waste the cultivated land upon their banks and roll huge rocks along their channels: steep, parched hillsides, the melancholy consequences of indiscriminate clearing; villages, whose inhabitants, finding no longer the means of subsistence, are emi grating day by day." Aud all these ameni ties may be in store for the Ohio valley. And near Avignon, where the land is as bare as the palm of a man's hand: "Every storm," says Surell. "gives rise to a new torrent. Exam plea of such are shown, which, though not yet three years old, have laid waste the finest fields of her valleys, and whole villages have narrowly escaped being swept into ravines formed in the course of a few hours. Some times the flood pours in a sheet over the sur face, without ravine or even bed, and ruins extensive grounds, which are abandoned for ever." THE REMEDY. There are various palliatives, such as river reservoirs, effluent canals, dikes, etc., but only one radical remedy, the preservation or re-planting of the forests along the upper water conrses. The valley regions will take care of themselves. It is the steepness of the mountain slopes that increases the danger of stripping them of the forests that would have ehecked the descent of the torrents. On level ground a large portion of the water is absorbed by infiltrution, but over the steep incline of a precipice nine-tenths of the ac tual rainfall pour down in turbid streams, just moistening the ground with the spray of their foam, but increasing the force of their flood with an avalance of detritus and loose bowlders. Hence, the fact that nearly all our worst inundations have originated in mountain countries—Maryland, Kentucky and Eastern Tennessee. A plan for buying up and re-planting with government forests some three million acres of Democratic mountain lands will awaken the most woeful howls of the Tourgce clique; but before we reject the remedy as too costly, we should compute the expensiveness of the alterna tive. The Diamond Jo line. The Dubuque Herald says of the Diamond Jo-Steamboat line: "There will be but little change from the arrangements of 1884. The Pittsburg, Sidney, Mary Morton, and Libbie Conger will form the through line from St Louis to St. Paul, leaving St. Louis three times a week, and three boats will ruu on schedule time. The Josephine will continue in the trade between Dubuque and Daven port and Rock Island, and will make regular trips the same as last year. Active work has been commenced at the boat yards and upon the boats in the ice harbor. The boats are all receiving a thorough overhauling: paint ersj are busy painting both inside and out side, aed the line will be in excellent shape for business when the ice begins to move. Singular Freak of a locomotive. A singular freak of a train at Montpelier one night recently is reported. The train leaves that station at 3:15 a. m., and stands on the track for two hours or so before that time, with no employes on it. A watchman calls the engineer at 3 o'clock, and was just returning from that errand, on the night in question, when, to his surprise, he saw the train draw slowly out of the station. Help was at once summoned, and pursuit was be gun with teams. The runaway was found standing just on a curve some five miles from Montpelier. Why the train started is a mystery. When found there was but thirty pounds of steam on, and the lever was onl one notch ahead of the "center." The only person on board was a passenger, a man who sat reading in one of the passenger cars. He had no intimation that anything was wrong until the train came to a standstill, when he hastened forward to the cab and found it de serted. He then sought the nearest farm house for. a lantern, and was just returning when the pursuers came up. No person is known to have been near the train save the passenger, and he is known to have had nothing to do with the runaway. A Chicago Wife's Warning. [Philadelphia Call.] "Will you be home to dinner?" asked a Chicago woman of her husband as he was about starting for business. "No, I think not," he answered, "I expect to be very busy. Besides, a new saloon is to be opened just around the corner from mv office, and I will drop in there and get a little free lunch." "Well," said his wife, while a wave of fear swept across her face, "be careful not to get hurt in the rush." The last day that Wendell Phillips spent out-doors he gave his attention to perfecting his title to a lot in the cemetery at Milton, where he expressed a desire to be buried. Mrs. Mackay just now is delighting Parisi an society by the elegance of her entertain ments. At a recent dinner she had as guests the impecunious Duke and Duchess of Teck. AS OTHERS SEE US. The Globe's Xew Press, New Dress En largement and Improve ments. a MARVEL OF TOE AO». [Fergus Fulls Democrat.] During our visit to St. Paul week before last, we had the pleasure of accompanying H. P. Hall, manager and editor of the Gloee, through the reorganized establishment. [ Though steadily employed on the paper from the first Issue up to the time we severed our connection with it to embark in the publica tion of the Democrat, we were greatly sur prised at what we saw, so manv and so ex tensive have been the chang-s in the pist few months. Being personally acquainted with the Immense amount of labor done by Mr. Hall, his large BX penditurcs ot money and man, sacrifices iu the infau.v of the paper, we car most heartily appreciate the pride with whicl he invites attention to the large and com plete establishment under hi- control at the present time, and the first-claw pa.>t-r U*ued therefrom, in all respects worth; to take rank along with the great metropolitan newspapers of the country. Though but just entering upon the seventh year of it- publication, the (ii.uuE establishment now occupies 100 feet front on Wabashaw street for Its edi torial, composing and stereotyping rooms; has a $30,000 Hoe perfecting pn.- s — the most complete press yet made— with a capacity to print, cut and fold 14.000 papers per hour: it- own special tele graph wire to Chicago. New York and Wash ington, and .special correspondents at those as well aa at all main points throughout the great northwest to gather and transmit the news ot" the day; truly Its growth and stand ing to-day may be said to mark otic oi the marvels of the ago, and to chronicle an achievement of which any man may well be proud. And yet more is to com< — a mag nificent aix story building, especially con structed for its business. It Is Well. Th.« Democrat most heartily wist r and its manager continued sue the BOOCStl <>r the QLOBB. [Worttiington Advance.] The Globe has put in a Hoe-Webb per fectlng press and comes out in an enlarged form and Is hereafter to be printed from stereotype plates. This makes the Globe at one jump a metropolitan paper. The sv of the Globe gives the "you're another" to those who *ay that a live DemocratU newspaper cannot receive a good support. The state of Minnesota ought to support a: least one first-class Democratic news] and it seems to be done in the case of the Globe. The daily is furnished at 75c a month, or six months for £-_.'..">. GHICA80 ALL THE YEW. ROCXD. [Glencoe Register.] The St. Paul Globe says the choice of place for holding the Democratic national convention has narrowed to Chicago aud Saratoga. It says Cincinnati and St. Louis ought to be counted out in any event, Cin cinnati has no claim, It has but twoflriri class hotels. St. Louis is too hot, evan for a Democratic convention. The GxORl booms Chicago as belug the only city In the coun try that has all the facilities fur such a con vention THKV ALL WANT IT. [Hush City Post.] The St. Paul (Ji.oue has lately greatly Im proved In appearance, as well as editorially, and is now iu the estimation of every reader of general news the bed. as well as the cheapest paper iu the state, the subscription price having been recently reduced to $6 per year. No one who desires a daily paper should do without it. IT IS CLEAN AND HAS NO PUB. | Winona Herald.) The St. Paul Globe now comes to us In an enlarged form and with a complete dress of new type. The GLOBB has been steadily improving aud rapidly advancing In the field of Journalistic perfection until lt can be Said to have no peer. It is ablv edited and is always clean and well printed. ENTERPRISE I.EM.RVIXO COMMENDATION. [Preston, Fillmore Co., National Republican.] The Daily OlobB, St. Paul, is making progress toward the highest modern journal istic excellence. Its enterprise deserves commendation, and when directed In the interest of the people will take higher rank. See prospectus on fourth page. 15,000 GLOBES AN HOUR. [Cannon Falls Beacon] The St. Paul Globe Is now printed on a Hoe-Webb perfecting press which has been put in at an expense of $80,000. The capacity of this press is 15,000 copies of the GLOBS per hour. A complete new dress has also been added. NOTICEABLY IMPROVED. [Sauk Centre Herald, j The St. Paul Globe has been very notice ably improved during the past week, and now compares favorable with the metropoli tan journals both in appearance and matter. the recent BBLABGBMSXT. [Long Prairie Leader.] W. L. Kilbourn was here yesterday dis tributing calendars and sample copies of the St. Paul Globe. Since the recent enlarge ment of the Globe It is much improved. [Belle Plaine Herald.] See prospectus I] of the St. Paul Globb in another column. The Globe is one of the be«t papers published this side of Chica go. We club it with the Herald on verj favorable terms. IMPROVING ALL ROUNO. [Duluth Tribune.] The St. Paul Globe Is now using its new Hoe-Webb perfecting press, and with con spicuous advantage to the paper. The paper is improving all around. the globe all right. [Shakopee Courier.J The St. Paul Globe is printed at the rate of 15,000 per bonr, and came out in a new dress Sunday. The Globe ia all right and must prevail. Frauds in Wills. Frauds in wills have been prevalent ever since It became possible for a man to leave anything by will, and it has been the source from which many a novelist has derived his plot. Truth, however, is always strange! than fiction, and one of the most extraordi nary cases, .showing ingenuity and daring seldom equaled, has recently been reported in the English papers. An old man of the name of Priestmaini had two illegitimate children, a boy aud a girl. He had always professed love for the son, and openly an nounced tha 4 he had made a will and left his money to the boy. When he died this will was found, and it turned out that the old man. who had been a great miser, had left about $500,000. But at this time another claimant appeared upon the scene in the person of one Thomas, a railroad porter, who had been a great crony of old Priest mann. Thomas produced a will of later date, written on note paper, in which every thing was left to Thomas, and only $25,000 to the son. The body of the will was not in Priestmann's handwriting, but the signature was undoubtedly genuine, and the two wit nessesswho had attested it came forward and proved it. The son, however, disputed the will on the ground of undue influence, and at the trial which followed a compromise waa effected upon Thomas paying the son $85, 000, shortly afterward, though, there was a row in the camp. One of the witnesses to old Priestmann's signature "squeal ed," and the whole story of the fraud came out. It appeared that the old man had asked Thomas to write a letter to his son at his own dictation, which Thomas had done, but had written it in pencil, and got the old man to sign his name in ink. He had then carefully erased the pencil writing and drawn out a will in his own favor on the same pa per, with Priestmann's genuine signature at the foot. He then induced the two witness es, under promise of a reward of $15,000, to attest it. It was the non-payment of this re ward by Thomas, who, after the first trial thought himself safe, that made the witness go over to the other side. The son at once moved for a new trial, and the case was de cided in his favor a few weeks ago. The cities in the eastern states are all cast ing in their dollars for the flood sufferers, and the churches are taking up collections for the same object.