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DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN".
Office Chief Sionai, Officer. )
Washington, D. C, April SO, 3:50 p. m. f
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
UPPEB UISBIBBIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 89.81 52 W Fair
La Crosse 29.51 C 2 W Cloudy
hut. Thcr. Wind. Weather
Hismnrck 30.09 37 X Cloudy
Ft. Garry 2<).57 32 NW Clearing
Minnedosa 30.00 30 N Clear
Moorhcad 29.80 30 N Cloudy
Quapelle 30.08 34 Calm Clear
St. Vincent 29.84 32 N Cloudy
NORTHERN' ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Fort ford 30.13 38 >" Clear
Fort faster 30.15 35 SW Clear
Huron, D. T 30.00 41 NW Cloudy
Medicine Hat 39.93 50 N Cloudy
Bar. Thi>r. Wind. Weather."
Duluth 39.73 42 SW Fair
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
£9.727 50.5 45.2 SW Fair
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, 0; max
imum thermometer, 06.3; minimum thermom
eter 48.5; daily range 17.8.
River —Observed height 7 feet, 10 inches.
Rise in twenty-four hours, 13 inches.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. LYONS,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Wafttingtox, April 30, 1 a. m.—lndications
for the upper Mississippi valley, light rains,
variable winds, and higher barometer.
Missouri valley, cooler, fair weather, preceded in
the southern portion by local raing, northerly
winds, becoming variable, and higher barometer.
TESIERIJA T'S MARKETS.
There was no change in the local markets yes
terday. At Milwaukee wheat declined 2J£c. At
Chicago May wheat declined 2|sC, June 27£ c,
July 2% and August 2}& ; corn in sympathy
closed 2%c lower for May, 2^c for June and
1 7s c for July; May oats closed at 332£ c and June
at 33c. Pork and lard declined, advanced again,
declined, and finally closed at Tuesday's prices.
It was a bearish day all 'round. Stocks opened
firm and as usual advanced % and IVi per cent,
lint towards midday the market was lower but in
the afternoon under a strong buying movement
the market rallied and all active shares advanced.
At the close prices were H&2H per cent, higher
than Tuesday's close except Michigan Central,
which was l'J percent lower, and Union Pacific,
New York Central and Canada Southern un
changed. Mining stocks were quiet.
The —Arthcb combination fully
spent itself in New York. It does not work
well in West Virginia or elsewhere, where
its use "lias b(sun attempted.
The Madison, Wisconsin State Journal
Bays Gen. Fairchhild .is, and has been for
the past two years its candidate to succeed
Arthur. The General undoubtedly is one
of the stud of dark horses standing capar
isoned and ready to be put on the course.
Alexander Mitchell, president of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, be
lieves the present year is to be one of pros
perity to the country and especially so for
th_- Northwest. He is fully satisfied with the
St. Paul road, and believes that this year
it ill do a larger business than ever before.
Business is business everywhere in spite of
parly politics, and business interests do not
invite or encourage the nomination of the
Plumed Knight, but quite the contrary.
There is too much dash and extravagant un
certainty in his make up. He is too brilliant.
The business interests of the country are so
lidifying against him.
General Adam Badeau the Boswell histor
ian of Gen. Grant is furious against the
eminent Department of State as managed
by the Arthur regime. He charges it with
corruption imd its venerable and respectable
head, Mr. Freiinghuysen, with incomepe
tency. On the other hand General Budcau
is charged with being a defaulUr. This ie as
good a time of year as any to wash the dirty
linen. The truly good officials of the g. o. p.
are beginning to tell the truth about each
other. Is it not about time to turn the ras
The report comes from Washington that
until within a few days John C. New has
been carried on the pay roll of the Treasury
department though he resigned more than
three months ago, and since his resignation
has performed no duty. $1,250 is said to
have been paid to him since he absolutely
resigned and left Washington. The man
agement of the private affairs of business
men are not so conducted, but it seems the
administration of the government is not
conducted on business principles, and will
be not until it is removed from the unclean
bands now having control of it.
Congressman Neill of the 2nd Pennsyl
vania district discussing the Republican nom
ination to be made at Chicago said: "One
thing is certain, whoever we nominate in
Chicago will not be an Ohio man. We have
had enough of that state." It is probably
true that this feeling is quite general. Ohio
men in the Republican party have for some
years been very prominent, and some of
them very able, but all very greedy. There
have been some small men among them
and none more illustrious in this respect
than Mr. Hayes. It may be set down as an
assured fact that the coming man on the Re •
publican side will not be aa Ohio man, nor
will Ohio exercise a large influence in shaping
the Republican policy. The state is too un
certain to be potential.
It was a noticeable incident that at the re
cent Ohio State Republican Convention the
name and presence of ex-Gov. Foster were
conspicuously absent. His name was not
publicly mentioned in the convention I. F.
Mack, the editor of the Sandusky Register is
authority for the inside item that a thorough •
canvass was made during the two days of the
Convention to ascertain if it would be safe to
bring forward his name for delegate at large
and the result" was "the mournful conclusion
that he could not be chosen." One gentleman
who ardently suggested Mr. Foster's name
became thoroughly satisfied that he would
not receive a, hundred votes, and so it was
iecided among the saddened few that "it
ivould be cruelty to propose him, . simply to
nave him slaughtered." . Four years ago there
■•as scarcely a more conspicuous man ia tba.
country. Now there are none so poor aato do
Speculations wise and unwise will con
tinue until the two Chicago conventions have
been held. Candidates and dark "horses,"
will be objects of guesses and positive
assertions, and thus the political pot will be
kept boiling. The Quid Uuncs now have it,
that Blame will withdraw his name from the
convention because of the Arthur-Edmunds
combination; and that Arthur will withdraw
because he fails to get the delegation of his
own state, and that Tildeu will soon issue his
ultimatum withdrawing his nnme aud that
a possible dark horse will take Tilden's place.
These sensational newsmongers and busy
gossipers are all misleading. Neither Arthur
nor Blame will retire from the field till the
June convention retires them. They have
gone too far to to show the white feather
now, nor will Tilden Issue his ultimatum till
he issues it iv response to his nomination by
the July convention —when all the dark
horses will scamper away to the parched past
EDMUXIVS THE KITE TAIL.
There is no substance in the idea that Ed
mund's has any substantial, reliable strength
as a contingent Presidential candidate, not
withstanding his "combinations" with Ar
thur, lie is a mere tail-piece to Arthur's
kite, lla has-no real following of his own.
His participation ia the Hayes fraud of IS7C
-77 is still well remembered, and the Republi
can party, with all its easy facility for un
scruplous actions, is too sagacious to load
down its campaign with the burden of that
great inquity. The cold-blooded, unmag
netic Vermont Yankee will be relegated to a
back seat with all his "emiuent personal re
Indeed this very fine Green mountain old
old gentleman is handicapped by superabun
dant respectability. He sits on a high perch
above the "vulgar crowd." He has no sym
pathy for the people, and they have as little
for him. The Republican party is too smart
to nominate him, but just smart enough to
use him in the line of low strategy till after
the Bth of June convention, and leave him
to his "cold tea" and isolation in the Presi
dent's chair of the senate.
nORDS OF TRUTH A.XD SOHERXESS.
The New York Timesis stubbornly opposed
to Mr. Blame, and declares that disaster
and defeat are sure to result from his nomi
nation. The Times earnestly insists that all
personal considerations' must sink out of
sight at the Chicago June convention, and a
man must be given the nomination who
will command the cordial support of all
wings and factions of the Republican party
in all sections of the country. This is im
posing a rather heavy task on the the grand
old party. Where can such a man be found*
Tlio Times takes a very dismal view of the
situation, but a view inspiring to the Demo
cracy, and reminds Republicans, that
"their party elected Grant twelve years ago
by a majority of three-fourths of a million on
on the popular vote; four years later Mr.
Tilden'received a majority of 155,000 in
round numbers. In the last election Gar
field only had a plurality of 9,000 in a total
vote of over nine millions. In 1883 elec
tions were held in nearly all the states and
about 8,000,000 votes cast. Of these the
Democrats had a plurality of nearly half a
million. Last year in 15 states the Demo
cratic plurality on a light vote was 42,000.
With the doubtful states more doubtful than
ever,it is a hazardous thing to nominate a man
like Blame who can no more carry New York
than he can Missouri. The effort of his
friends to besmirch the other candidates on
ly tends to embitter the campaign and make
Biaine's canvass more hopeless."
MR. KELLET'S FAVORITE.
The Hon. W. D. Kelley of Pennsylvania
said in Washington, only a day or two since,
"If I had the making of the nominee of the
convention I would choooe Robert Lincoln
above all others. I have known him for
half of his life time, and I can tell you he
is a great man." Discussing the Presiden
tial matter further Mr. Kelley said, "the next
Presidentwill be a Democrat." Judge Kel
ley may be pardoned for his admiration for
young Mr. Lincoln in view of his frank ad
mission that the next President will be a
Democrat. Granting that Lincoln finally
becomes the Republican nominee, he can
not occupy the position of being, in the broad,
just sense, a National man. He would
simply to be a sectional candidate, a senti
mental candidate. However much the
friends of his eminent father may entertain a
kindly feeling for the son, thoughtful men
in all parties would shrink from seeing the
grave responsibilities of the great»Executive
office confided to his hands.
The country wants, the country seeks and
the country will have a man for whom the
immense business interests of the nation
can entertain respect, in whom the great
commercial and manufacturing circles can
confide. No man is named on the Republi
can side that fairly commands the confidence
of these elements of the people, and there is
none who in less degree invites, in this re
gard, the public esteem than young Mr. Lin
On the other hand, with Mr. Tilden or Mr.
Payne or Mr. Flower, and several others, the
country would feel the highest sense' of se
curity, not only in regard to the promotion
of business stability by the Chief Magistrate
of the nation, but there would be the assur
anco of such a change and reform of the ad
ministrative governmental policy ss would
confer the highest sense of security that in
tegrity and economy would control all pub
lic affairs. Mr. Kelloy is right, the next
President will be a Democrat, for the reason
that the candidate of that party will be satis
factory to the whole country, a man who
ought to be and will be elected.
The cities of the east are reaping a bounti
ful harvest of vexations from the fatuity
which in the days of smaller
things made their street railway
companies very exclusive monopolies, they
being granted a valuable and unrepealable
franchise worth hundrods it may be
millions of dollars by the luckless
cities. In the enjoyment of such exclusive
monopolies many a time the
street railway corporations give themselves
up to greed, regardless of the public conven
ience or welfare. The street railway corpo
ration of Brooklyn, New York, is in the en
joyment of such a monopoly,its franchise be
ing worth millions. This company in utter dis
regard of the public health and comfort, have
prematurely begun the use of open cars,sim
ply because they can pack twice the number
of passengers on such cars as can be carried
by enclosed cars.
The result is passengers are obliged to
shiver and suffer in the cold winds to the
hazard of health and pneumonic complaints.
Physicians declare that fatal results have al
ready followed from such exposures, and,
yet, the company refuse to make any change
and defiantly and insultingly say passengers
need not ride on their cars if they do not like
their accomodations. And, yet, the company
knows, that the street railway has become a
necessity to thousands of business men, to
clerks of both sexes, to reach the,ir places of
business, and return to their homes, and re
lying upon the street railway, must avail
themselves of it, or lose their business, and
It seldom occurs that an equally coldly
unfeeling spirit is exhibited in civilized com
munities. It is the refinement of indiffer
ence, to the public welfare, the policy of
grasping greed sriving impulse and direction
to the soulless corporation. A suit at law is
proposed to test ths question whether the
Brooklyn public have any rights their street
railway monopoly is bound to respect. Shel
tered behind the aegis of corporate privilege
aad,DAVKc men become capable of policies
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBF THURSDAY MORNING, MAYI, 1884
and oppressions that from individual sta
tions would not be attempted. Monopolies
always cruel, expose the helpless public to
grievous disabilities, while, as in the instance
cited, the soulless corporation luxuriates in
its exclusive and inexpensive franchise.
THE SEW PEXSIOX BILL.
The pension bill lately rushed through the
Houie of Representatives without debate or
general consideration, opens the door to un
limited frauds by dishonest applicants and
corVupt pension agents. It provides that the
mere proof of the applicant having been
mustered in, and having served three
months must be regarded as evidence of
good health at the time of enlistment, "if he
is now disabled by "wound, injury or dis
ease which there is reason to believe origi
nated in the service," he is to be given a
pension. It is not necessary to prove that
it did so originate. It is sufficient that after
the lapse of twenty years there shouM bo al
leged ''probable cause to believe." He mast
be an uncommonly healthy man who could
not get a pension under such provisions as
The bill also creates a new class of claim
ants—parents whose sons were lost ia the
war, and who now, after twenty yeats arc
without means of support other thun their
own labor. It is not necessary that Ore ap
plicant should have been dependent on the
son at the time of hit death. If there is"pro
visions cause to believe" that the son mltjld
have supported the parents now, they must
have a pension. There are other provisions
that open wide doors to loose applications. !
Under this law it !s believed not less than
a hundred thousand names would be added
to the list of pensioners, taking additional
millions from the treasury.
Such bills offer a rich harvest to dishonest
and unscrupulous claim agents and dishonest
applicants, all of whom would exercise their
opportunities to the utmost. There is no
doubt v kind feeling exists in congress to
wards ex-union soldiers, but this feeling
should not be permitted to go so far as to
break down all the proper safeguards to the
national treasury, and upon wide doors to
I.i entered by dishonest and fraudulent
claimants and their unscrupulous agents.
The law now in force determining who
shall be entitled to pensions is none too
str'.et and should not be set aside by looser
Says a judicious writer who deeply sympathi
zes with and truly respects the union soldier:
"This whole business is an outrage upon every
honest man who wore the uniform, since it
is making the very name of a soldier synon
ymous with mendicant. The soldiers of the
late war have been honored and their ser
vices substantially recognized by a grateful
people as the services of no soldiers ever
were recognized before, and every one of
them should join to protest against the deg
radation of their honorable record to schemes
for dividing the public money. These ever
increasing pension claims in behalf of peo
ple who performed no service and are enti
tled to no reward can but rob the true sol
dier of his patriotic pride and of the public
gratiirfde which is his due, and it is time for
those who hold the character of the Ameri
can soldier in honor to demand that the
public robbery committed in his name shall
The charges made by Badeau against the
federal government are exciting an im
mense amount of attention. They are in
brief to the effect that the administration has
shamefully neglected the interests of Ameri
can citizens living abroad, and has permit
ted them to be imposed on by foreigners
without an attempt at redress. It would be
much more satisfactory to the country if he
had specified the cases of neglect, or a few of
them, so that the people might have an op
portunity to pass on their char
acter. Badeau is not a man in whose
judgment the country has the greatest possi
ble confidence; in fact it has not even suffi
cient confidence in him to accept his state
ment in the present instance without an im
pression that the facts in the case may not
bear out his wholesale assertions.
It may throw some light on this mysterious
matter to recall Badeau's position toward
Grant and Grant's position towards Cuba. It
will be remembered that Grant was very
strong in his views in regard to Cuba, and
that he would have been willing to have had
a war with Spain, for the purpose of carry
ing out his peculiar views. It will
also be recalled that fee had some views in re
gard to St. Domingo, and that there was some
scandal generated in this connection. Now,
there may be some alliance between Grant
and Badeau in this present case. There is a
bare possibility there may be an attempt to
awaken a national feeling against Spain, and
that this may be for the purpose of bringing
Grant before the country as the "strong
man," the military leader who alone is com
petent to deal with an issue in which war
may be involved.
All this, of course, is mere surmise, and is
based on very remote possibilities. But it is
known that Grant has yet presidential aspira
tions; it is known that Badeau is his firm
friend and that whatever advances the polit
ical fortune of the former equally advances
the fortune of the latter.
While there may and may not be much of
consequence involved in the charges of
Badeau against the government, it is certain
that the administration of this government
has been notoriously incompetent in its
mangeincnt of its foreign affairs. It
has done a good deal of bluster
ing, but if there be any one case in
which it has shown itself worthy of the re
spect of ennrugcons men in its dealings with
foreign matters, the fact has not become
generally known. In truth, the Republican
party is not a party which is likely to have a
foreign policy. It has had too much to do
at home in the way of enriching itself. It
has been collecting something more than
$100,000,000 per annum than is needed for
its expenses, and its main mission has
been to absorb this in one
•vay or another. It has been
too busy in the creating
of monopolies and endowing them with
public lands, and in carrying their bonds,
and in creating new offices by the thousand,
so that it might strengthen itself in place
and secure its return to power. What has j
Republicanism as developed in the admini.-i
tration of the government to dovvith a foreign
policy unless there is to be money to be I
gained in the effort? About the most con- j
spicuous of the attempts made to erect a
foreign policy was exhibited when an effort j
was made by a late secretary of state to steal
some guano beds in Peru, and so highly was
this stroke of foreign policy appreciated by
the party in power that the same person is
now clamorously demanded as the .proper
man to place at tiie head of the govern
There is nobody among the officials in
Washington that is fitted by education, com
prehensiveness of views and the like to in
itiate or carry out a foreign policy. Arthur
is a good-natured dude from the New York
custom house gang of politicians, who once
lost his local office on account of inability to
properly fill it, and who became president by
accident. What does he know about a rea
sonable and just foreign policy? What op
portunity has Frelinghuysen had to familiar
ize himself with the foreign relations of this
country? Who of all the cabinet has the
brains, the knowledge, the spirit to rise
above the paltry consideration that the labor
of an official is limited to
a profunctionary performance of the duties
of his office, while his main effort is to be di
rected to securing the return of his party to
power? The Republican party is too ple
thoric with wealth and power;it cannot afford
to waste any time on foreign affairs except
to see that its etrickers are given good places
abroad. The entire duty ol the Republican
party, as illustrated by its course for many
years, is limited to making all the money it
can for its leaders while in office, and in
scheming to retain power when the time
comes for a new election.
The Philadelphia Times says a good thing and
says it well: "When Mr. Robert Buchanan says
of Charles Reade's ideal characters that they
will live like llesh and blood when the heroines
of Thackeray, Dickens and George Eliot are rei
egated to the old curiosity shop of sawdust
dolls, he writes himself down as an animal whose
ears and heals are usually more prominent than
any special »elinement of ideas. It is not neces
sary to belitle the greater in order to niugnify the
lesser lights of the world."
A new version of sweetness nnd light is fur
nished by Senator Morrill and Representative
Poland's Vermont party of 450 men, women and
children assembled to eat hot maple sugar aud
broivu bread at the capital, aud of course it was j
a capital illustration this way. Morrill and Polund |
supplied the sweetness and an irreverent Wash
ing ton correspondent made light of the party.
Oxb of the characters that will attend the
June Chicago convention is "old" Dick Thomp
son, -'the bold mariner of the Wnbash." He
was a prominent speaker in Log-cabin Harrison I
campaign of 1840, and was chairman of the Com
mittee of Resolutions in the convcution thatlirst
nominated Gen. Grant sixteen years ago. Ue is
now iv bis 75th year, but hulo and active.
Mme. Teehelli is nn honest little creature, at
least houest enough to "own up" as fast us they
prove. She said in an interview: "Coining
buck? Oh, yes. I iike America too well to stay
away. We all like America. It's the place to
which all foreign artists look with longing. Yes,
of course, money has much to do with this feel
ing, but, then, I really do like America.
Dick Oolesuy when he was nominated by the
g. o. p. for Governor of Illinois the other day
waltzed off with the tariff question thus: "When
the time comes to reduce the tariff the Repub
lican parly will know how to go about it.'" This
statenieut of the case, whether equally accurate
or not, is what the Republican party really
thinks about the tariff,
One of the red chalk studies o£ Worth is thus
deliniated by a New York paper: Worth sends
a dress of oak-color and red checked beige,
trimmed with red silk embroidery. Oak-colored
straw hat, lined with velvet and trimmed with
New York's independent Repubticans have de
cided to send a committee to Chicago "to notify
the Republican convention that under no circum
stances can Blame carry that State." They need
hardly be to that trouble.
The Boston Globe says you might as well try
to flud a white blackbird as to entertain the idea
that a Massachusetts delegation in a nationai
convention will ever be found voting for the win
ning man. Too true .
Chorus of Republican conventions: "We like
like Mr. Arthur's administration remarkably well.
It is in the natu'e of a daisy, but upon the whole
we think we have had about enough of Mr.
Edward King writes to the Boston Journal:
"Yesterday I saw in London the gorgeous Oscar
Wilde, shorn of his locks, his nether limbs ar
rayed in suitable apparel, and his face handsome
The Randolph Radical, published in rural Wis
consin, relieves its sorrowing in the following
harrowing syntax: The roads are probably now
at the height of their worseness aud must soon
The jubilant editorial mind of the Rat Portage
Progress says for itself, "I still support my repu
tation by publishing a newspaper, and my family
qy sawing wood." Such is journalism.
Judge J. B. Foraker, of Ohio, has declined to
be a candidate for trustee of Cornell University.
The Judge got out of the way of making a large
subscription. That was all.
Theodore Thomas has engaged Madame
Nilsson for twenty-three concerts this spring,
beginning in Boston May 26. $28,000 is to be
the singer's pay.
Me. Staples, of Westport, Conn., has pnt
$50,000 of his estate where his heirs cannot quar
rel about it. He is building a free school house
with the money.
Webb Flanagan of Texas, the what-are-we
here-for-but-the-offices man, will be a delegate
at-large once more to the National Republican
A European house has sent a mosaic portrait
of President Garfield to the State department at
The Atlanta Constitution with its judicial
mind says, "The Ilawley boom is about as big as
a horse fly, but lacks the wings"—Selah.
ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
A lady has offered $5,000 for the relief of
A number of schooners are in the ice
fields of Lake Erie.
France accepts the proposed conference
on the Egyptian situation.
The • losses by the fire in New York on
Monday night were $340,000.
Fires in the forests of Pennsylvania are
doing an immense amomt of damage.
It is now believed the railroad disaster,
near Cindadreal, Spain, was purely acci
At Jackson, Ohio, Jack Low was fatally
shot by Mrs. Doe. Brown, colored. She was
McHugh, of Cincinnati, will hang on Fri
day next, as Gov. Hoadley has decided not
In Now York, last night, the benefit for the
Confederate Soldiers' home at Richmond.
Va., was a great success.
The Egyptian government denies that it
gavo any orders for the arrest of O'Keljy, the
At Gapo. Mich., Swift's saw mill was
burned yesterday. Loss $80,000, fully in
sured. It will not be rebuilt.
At Roekaway Beach, yesterday, Matt Con
nolly, in eleven rounds, won a prize tight
with Gus. Hickey forSSOOa side.
In suppressing the riotous striking labor
ers atthe diamond fields, Cape Colony, the
police killed and wounded several.
At Baltimore a sou of Mrs. Catharine
Friess has ilied, aud three daughters are in
danger of dying, from poisoned saurkrrut.
Dr. Strickland, a well known citizen of
Lincoln, was drowned in his mill dam
in trying to save property from the. freshet.
In the house of commons the bill licens
ing crematories was defeated by 149 to 79,
on the ground that public feeling was
At a meeting of the citizens of Dayton,
Ohio, it was decided to appropriate $1,000
more, if necessary, for the benefit of the
Hussein Pasha telegraphs that he is still at
Berber, but it is too late to retreat, as the
town is completely surrounded, and the gar
rison is utterly demoralized.
Count Aquila, uncle of the ex-king of Na
ples, is about making a demand on the Ital
ian government for the proceeds of his patri
mony sequestered by Gen. Garibaldi. .
The Spanish troops in Spain overtook an
insurgent, who with his band was making j
for the French frontier. He was kllk-d, with
several of his men, and the rest captured.
A case has been decided in Philadelphia,
in which bequests given to pnrt.es less than
thirty days previous to the death of the per
son making the bequest, arc null and void.
At Cairo, 111., George Ross, aged twelve
years, son of James Ross, merchant, stealing
a ride on the Wabash railroad yesterday even
ing, fell between the cars and his head was
A fire at Englewood, near Chicago, early
yesterday morning, broke out in a row of
tenement houses, which were damaged to
the amount of $15,000. The Sherwood house
was consumed so rapidly that the guest* had
to leap from the windows to save their lives.
Last night a desperate attempt was made
to rob the Valley bauk at Medicine Lodge,
Kansas. The cashier was shot and the presi
dent fatally wounded. The city marshal and
citizens assembled, and opened fire on the
six men. They fled pursued by thirty deter
mined men, who will make quick work of
them if caught.
The Big Republican Pow-Wow in
A Square Toed Fig-ht For Political
Sabin-Pillsbury Combination Against C. K.
A Blaiuo Caucus—The Combination and
The selection of four delegates at large to
a national convention never awakened such
interest in Minnesota as the Republican con
test for that position, which !s to take place
in the 6tate convention which assembles at
Market hall, corner of Wabashaw and Sev
enth streets, at 12 o'clock noon, to-day.
The reason for this is not because Republi
can prospects for success in November are
brighter than usual, or even as favorable us
has been the rule for twenty years past, but
it grows out of the new plan of selecting
delegates. Heretofore a sfate con
vention has chosen the entire delegation
from the state. If the convention to-day
had fourteen delegates to select, there would
be room for combinations which would make
everyoue happy or the reverse. But now
the live districts have each chosen two, leav
ing only four to be selected at large by the
state convention. The disappointed aspir
ants for positions at the district convention,
have all flocked in to try to secure from the
the state convention what they lost at the
district gatherings. These candidates with
new ones make a host of applicants for the
four places to be given out, and hence the
Any visitor to the Merchants hotel last
evening where the crowd concentrated
could not fall to be im
pressed with the idea that something
unusual was in progress. The corridors
were packed, and a seething, surging crowd
of humanity was everywhere visible.
"This is the biggest crowd we have ever
had," remarked Col. Allen to the Globe re
porter last night. '-The hotel was filled at C
o'clock, and still they keep rolling in."
While there are numerous minor
contests and side issues, the chief contest is
betweti|| ex-Governor C. K. Davis, of St.
Paul, and ex-Governor John S. Pillsbury, of
Minneapolis. It seemed to be generally
conceded that Senator Sabin would be sent
at the head of the delegation. There has
been talk of a fight upon him, but judging
from mingling with the throng last night no
such element now exists.
At 8 p. m. the Davis men were rvery confl.
dent. They would not have given a nickel
to be assurred of an election. They were
for Davis and Sabin and against Pillsbury
and so confident that they declared Senator
Sabin must be careful lest his advocacy of
Pillsbury should defeat him (Sabin).
A BLAIXE CAUCUS.
Between nine and ten o'clock Hon. W. G.
Ward invited the friends of Blame to assem
ble in the dining room for a caucus. There
was a very general response and if one might
judge from the attendance there were none
but friends of Blame present. This would
not be a correct view for the anti-Davis or
Pillsbury element can be set down as op
posed to Blame, and the Pillsbury leaders
sent them in to mingle with the crowd and
see what was done.
Mr. AVard nominated Gen. Levi Nutting
for chairman and he was elected. Gen.
Nutting, on taking the chair, said he was in
favor of sending men to Chicago who will
nominate the "plumed knight." (Ap
plause.) Arthur was the ablest manager of
men living, and he had to unite with Ed
munds to keep Blame from carrying the state
of New York. If Blame was nominated he
would carry New York at the election. He
was for Blame in 1880, and he wanted to get
the bad taste out cf his mouth of four years
ago, when the Minnesota delegation de
Capt. H. A. Castle was chosen secretary.
He said this meeting was preliminary to some
organization in behalf of Blame. A large
majority of the Republicans of the state are
in favor of Blame and the Blame men in
this convention ought to get acquainted. He
believed Blame would be nominated and
elected. There should be a meeting in the
morning at 10 o'clook to organize for action.
Hon. W. G. Ward made a ringing speech.
Usually the counties of Ramsey and Henne
pin united and scooped the country, but this
time be thanked God they were divided.
There was a division between Senator Sabin
and ex-Gov. Davis. The country had
nothing to say against Sabin, but they
did not kick one boss out
to put another in. He was In favor of send
ing Senator Sabin to the national conven
tion, but he must go by the grace of the
Republican party and not because they had
taken him out of the penitentiary and sent
him to the senate. C. K. Davis was
for Blame first, last and all of the
time and he would make himself heard and
give the state some prestige. Southern
Minnesota wanted to havevMr. Davis in that
convention. He wanted both Sabin and
Davis to be sent, but if a boss was to be
chosen they could count Waseca county out.
He also wanted his friend, Mark H. Dunnell,
to go. He did not want to go down into the
grave to briiig out John S. Pillsbury. He
had been buried and should be allowed to
Liberty Hall, of Gleneoo,said Minnesota was
an intense Blame state and they ought to
send only Blame men to Chicago. If it was
deemed best^to change when the convention
met or while in progress, they could do
so. He was in favor of Sahin, but
did not know how he stands on the Blame
question. He was sorry he was not here to
define his position. All knew where Davis
stands. He was emphatically for Blame.
Gen. Nutting said he was a friend of
Sabin's but he did not know as it was essen
tial for him to go if he was opposed to Blaiue.
Because he was chairman of the national
committee it was not essential that he should
be a delegate.When hujhad called the conven
tion to order and put in a temporary chair
man he was through and a new committee
would be appointed. "We must, can and
will vote for delegates who will vote for
Capt. Cap tie moved a committee of five
with Gen. Nutting chairman to secure the
names of all the delegates in favor of Blame.
The motion prevailed au<l Messrs. Nutting,
Castle, C. J. Sawbridge, of Otter Tail, Liberty
Hall, of Glencoe, and R. C. Dunn, of Prince
ton were appointed.
Mr. Strobeck sai.i 'here was no use of
antagonism between bubin and Davis. He
was in favor of sending both of them to Chi
cago. They wanted to send men to vote for
C. B. Sleeper, of Brainerd, warmly eulog
ized Davis and the caucus adjourded until
10 this morning at the same place.
THE PILLSBUKY CROWD.
While this Blaine-Davis caucus was going
on the Pillsbury crowd were busy. Senator
Sabiu occupied room 13 on the second floor
and rooms 15 and 1G adjoining were charter
ed by Fletcher and Lang
don, of Minneapolis. As soon
as the caucus adjourned, delegates were
steered to their rooms for consultation.
Fletcher looked pale and anxious. He had
promised to send Pillsbury and was trying to
deliver the goods. Langdon was busy but jo
vial. He had scooped Washburn at the district
convention and could afford to be happy.
Little knots of delegates were conducted to
Sabin's room by the gallant Gen. McLaren,
and as a rule they came out Pillsbury sup
porters. This was continued until nearly
midnight when the tired dele
gates '■-sought repose. As ■ the
the night wore on the Pillsbury men grew
more confident, and' the Davis men less
There were various rumors as to combina
tion, but the stale of the old heads seemed
to be to send Sabin, Pillsbury, Gould,
of Winona, and Graves, of Duluth,
as the four delegates. It was reported that
Kindred was on the Sabin-Pillsbury slate at
one time and also that he was on the Davis
slate, but the most reliable version seemed to
be that Graves was the man from the Fifth
district in that combination.
The Davis wing was credited with having
Davis, Sabin and Dunir.ill on their pro
gram At the outset they were also
credited with having Kindred but finally
changing to Graves. This is doubtful how
ever, and Davis Sabin, Dunnell, Kindred is
likely to be their combination.
There is the most talk and enthusiasm for
Davis and the most experience and organiza
tion for Pillsbury. The latter is very apt to
discount chin music and win. The friends
of Davis will have to be very
active and persuasive if they carry him
through. The politicians are against him.
He labors under the disadvantage of hav
ing only a portion of the Ramsey county
delegates. Messrs. C. D. Gllfll
lan, W. B. Dean, R. N. McLaren
M. D. Flower, Mr. Gould, F. G. Ingersoll,
and E. S. Bean, of the Ramsey county del
egation, are for Pillsbury and against Davis.
Messrs. P. Thauwald, J. B. Sanborn, H.
A. Castle, Lcydc and Oaborn are for Davis.
Gen. Sanborn is claimed by both sides.
This division in the Ramsey county dele
gation is owing to the botch made by Octo
pus Driscoll in the county convention last
week, and if Davis docs not win to-day it
will be due to his unfortunate alliance with
Washington (Senator Sabin) county, Hen
nepin (Fleteher-Langdon) county and the
portion of Ramsey county named are solid
for Pillsbury and fighting Davis. That is the
combination the Davis men will
have to overcome if they win.
They were altogether overconfident
last night and had better get up early and
go to work this morning or they will be a
minus quantity to-night.
People in Town.
The tollowing is alist of Minnesota hotel
AT THE MERCHANTS.
Senator D M Sabin, Stillwater.
J V Brower, Sauk Center.
Jacob Austin, Fergus Falls.
. E E Corliss, Fergus Falis.
G O Dahl, Fergus Falls.
Charles J Sawbridge, Fergus Falls.
H E Stordock, Fergus Falls.
A Barto, Sauk Center. '
M H Dunnell, Owatonna.
C A Ruffe, Brainerd.
J T Harrison, Brainerd.
C F Kindred, Baainerd.
W W Hartley, Brainerd.
C G Hartley, Brainerd.
S P Fleming. Brainerd.
- A G Broher, Wadena.
A W Pettit, Verndale,
B H Pettit, Verndale,
Wm Tod, Brown's Valley,
S W Frasier, Brown
O A Sleeper, Brownsdale,
Frank. Barnard, Le Sueur,
V H Harris, Litchfield,
E B Calleston, Waseca,
P C Bailey, Waseca,
Z B Clarke, Benson,
C n Smith, Washington,
J B Sackett, St Peter,
J Bookwalter, Mankato,
L P Hunt, Mankato;
T P Shisler, Mankato,
J L Saxton, Mankato,
W O Dodge, Red Wing,
J G Lawrence, Wabashaw,
F E Searle, St Cloud,
O HLucken, Crooks ton.
: ..LK Aaker, Alexandria. . .
: Wm H Kelly
Jacob Fisher, Kong Prairie.
A W Sheets, Long Prairie.
J D Jones, Long Prairie.
A W Crozier, Bluff ton.
C A Gilman, St. Cloud.
John T Norrish, Hastings.
C B Buckman, Sauk Rapids.
E N Seavers, Faribault.
L Nutting, Faribault.
Z B Page, Dodge county.
WH Officer, Austin.
T W Wilson, Albert Lea
O Henry, Albert Lea.
A C Smith, Rochester.
JH Koop, Brainerd. '
Alex Fiddes, Jackson. '
C D Baker, Deer Creek.
E A Everts, Battle Lake.
Henry Chaffee, Faribault.
, Wm McKinley, Duluth.
J H Baker, Mankato.
S A White, Beaver Creek.
N Kingsley, Chatfield.
Charles M Morse, Lake Benton.
B W Benson, Valley City.
J C Woodward, Winona.
S B Patterson, Winona.
O B Gould, Winona.
Col. H White, Rock county
W E Akers, Rock county.
J W Peterson, Red Wing.
F J Johuson, Red Wing.
O J Wing, Red Wing.
W G Moore, Rocbtster.
M. S. Chandler, Red Wing.
Wm C Trow bridge, Waseea.
L X Stanuard, Taylors Falls
F Bnrke, Jr, Duluth. >
E G Swanstrom, Duluth.
L H McKusick, Pine City
C B Sleeper, Brainerd.
B F Hartley, Brainerd. 01
G S Can field, Brainerd.
F W Sumner, Hutchinson.
T L Twiford, Devil's Lake.
R'S Munger, Duluth.
R Reynolds, Crookston.
J N Ives, Crookston.
R H Hee, Duluth.
AT THE CLARENDON.
W W Smith, Sleepy Eye.
James Bobleter, New Ulm.
S D Peterson, New Ulm.
Mr Ward, Redwood Falls. '
J S Letford, Lambe-rton.
Mr Bell, Redwood Falls. _ 1
O F Norwood, Balaton. ■
J A Maxwell, Curry. ■ ,'<■
John Lind, Tracy.'
Wm Todd, Tracy.
Chas Morse, Lake Benton.
A Reierson, Lake Benton.
D C Hopkins, Watonwan Co.
Thos Thorson, Watonwan Co.
C H Ross, New Ulm.
W E C Ross, Blue Earth. '
Senator Morrison, Rochester.
• AT THE METROPOLITAN.
D E Sweet, Pipc'stone City.
Robert Scarf, Pipestone City.
D Sinclair, Winona.
"John J Randall, Winona.
'D B Callum, St. Peter. ■
H B Corly, Austin.
W T Wilkins. Austin.
. B F Farmer. Spring Valley.
S A Nelson, Laucsboro.
S P Child, Blue Earth City.
J M Martin, Lake City. :„•.•'
AT THE WINDSOR.
A. L. Campbell. Winona.
W. A. Smith, Winona.
O. P. Porter, Rochester.
C. P. Ward, Redwood Falls.
H. W. Bell, Redwood Falls.
At Birmingham, Alabama, Jim Smithson,
a farmer,", shot his father-in-law, named
Blankenship, dead, on account of something
the latter said and refused to retract. Smith
At Philadelphia yesterday a verdict of $10,
--000 was given against the Philadelphia, Wil
mington & Baltimore railroad, in favor of
Clarence W. Layer, a child of six years, who
was run over and maimed on the road.
.The cotton swindle trial at Dallas, Texas,
was brought to a sudden ending yesterday,
through a flaw in the indictmeni. The jury
were dismissed. The next grand jury will
see that the wrong railroad will not be on the
: 'In the Pittsburg region the coke demand
is increasing so as to warrant full operations.
The window glass trade ■is increasing, and
orders are far in excess of anything known,
while the galvanized iron interests , are very
COUNTING REPUBLICAN NOSES.
Arthur Had the Lead Up to Yesterday,
With Elaine a Close Second.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
■Washington, April 30.—Congressmen
are taking great interest in the pending Re
publican state conventions, as they feel
that they will disclose the real strength of
the various candidates. The cooler headed
politicians here give Blame about 300 votes
to start with. His partisans are claiming
nearly 375, but such figures are
based on hopes' rather than facts.
Arthur will probably lead Blame at the
start. The Edmunds men count up eighty
votes for their favorite, and claim that they
will hold the balance of power at Chicago as
at Utica. The Blame men are counting on
a strong vote from OMo, but Ohio politicians
say they will be disappointed so long as Sher
man is in the field as a candidate. The
Logan boom does not seem to extend be
The New York Sun prints the following
statement which shows the number of dele
gates already chosen to the Republican na
tional convention, with their reported prefer
ences as to candidates for president of tho
Alabama....; 2 Missouri 9
Arkansas 4 Nebraska 2
Delaware l New York 28
Georgia 21 North Carolina t
Illinois 6 Pennsylvania 17
Indiana 0 .South Carolina 18
Kansas.. 2 ■ Tennessee 13
Kentucky 4 Virginia 22
Louisiana .18 Wisconsin 2
Massachusetts 12 District of Columbia. 1
Minnesota 2 —
Mississippi 17 Total 250
Delaware 5 New Jersey 12
Indiana 7 New York 30
lowa 2 Ohio 27
Kansas 4 Pennsylvania 43
Kentucky 2 Tennessee 4
Maine 4 Wisconsin 2
Maryland 12 Arizona 2
Michigan 10 Dakota 2
Mississippi 1 Total 189
Massachusetts 12 Tennessee 1
Michigan <i Vermont : 2
New York 10 Total 40
Illinois 38 Tennessee 1
Indiana 7 —
Kansas 2 Total ....55
Indiana 4 Ohio 19
For Gre sham —lndiana, C.
For Connecticut, 12.
There are yet to be heard from 245 delegates.
West Virginia, for HJnine.
Martinsbcrg, W. Va., April 30. —The Re
publican State convention met here to-day to
choose four delegates at large and four alter
nates to the Chicago convention. The fol
lowing were chosen delegates, B. B. Dovener,
Wm. M. Dawson, E. L. Butterick, Warren
Miller. The convention instructed the dele
gates for Blame, as long as a reasonable
chance of his nomination. This resolution
was fought bitterly by the Arthur men. but
passed after a warm debate by both sides, by
a good majority.
Martinsburg, W. Va., April 30.The Sec
ond District Republican convention, West
Virginia, tc-day met here and elected A. C.
Schurr, of Grant county, and Lamar C.
Powell, Marion, as delegates to the National
Convention at Chicago. No instructions
were adopted, but it is understood both will
vote for Blame as long as his name is before
Norfolk. Neb., April —The Republi
cans of the Third Congressional District
elected Chas. P. Matheson and Jno. H. Mc-
Call delegates to the Chicago convention —
L. D. Richards and L. L. Boggs, alternates—
uninstructed. A resolution commending
Arthur's administration was adopted. The
convention voted that Blame was its
Worcester, Mass., April 30.—The tenth
congressional district Democratic convention
elected James Estabrook and John Hopkins
as delegates to the Chicago convention.
Virginia City, New, April —The Re
publican state convention organized to-day.
I. M. Edwards was chosen chairman after a
hard light between the Blame and anti-Blame
men. The following delegates to Chicago
were elected: M. D. Folcy, C. C. Stevenson,
S. J. Lee, Jno. Dixon, J. il. Nind, A. J.
Blair. The delegates declared their inten
tion to vote for- Blame as long as there is a
possibility for his nomination.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 30.— Re
publican state convention assembled at St.
Augustine to-day. It was called to order by
E. M. Cheney, chairman of the executive
committee, and W. G. Stewart was elected
chairman. Contesting delegates appeared
from four counties. The color line was
drawn and the delegates were disorderly.
After appointing a committee on credentials
the convention took a recess till 5 p. on, but
at that honr the committees were not ready
to report. A recess was again taken till to
morrow. A stormy time is expected.
Charleston", W. Va., April 30.— mob
at ths St. Albans jail took Scott Hill and
Brownlow Hill, two of the robbers who shot
and killed Albert Woods, and mortally
wounded A. J. Woods, near St. Albana on
Monday night last, and hanged them to an
elm tree .lust, west of the town. The officers
succeeded in escaping with Charles Spurlock,
the other member of the gang, who have
been doing so much robbing and
shooting lately. They all confess the crime
of Monday night. Charles Spurlock, one of
the robbers who killed Albert Woods on Mon
day night, confessed the killing after his ar
rest to-night. The mob has taken one of the
three robbers from the hotel, and gone to
the Chesapeake Ohio bridge at St. Albans to
hang him. i
Destructive Rain and Wind.
Buenas ATRB9, via Galveston, April 30.— I
A heavy storm is prevailing. Thirteen cen
timetres of rain has fallen, more than was
known .for fourteen years. A number of
houses and walls have fallen and four chil
dren were killed. The rivers overflowed their
banks. Many villages ore in-undated and
there is great loss of cattle. The Argentine
gunboat Parana has broken from its moor
ings and is in great dangerof being wrecked.
It is expected the gunboat Uruguay and the
iron clad Brown will go to Europe for repairs.
Rev. Tyng, Jr., Incensed.
New York, April 30.— Stephen H.
Tyng, Jr., who has just returned from
abroad, in an Interview . pronounces the.
charges that had been made against him
"one and all, as false and infamous, and
contemptible as they are cowardly." .He
added, whether I shall take any initiative in
prosecuting these libelers and liars will de
pend upon the counselors of my ecclesiasti
cal superiors, and the friends in"whose judg
ment I confide.
Signal Service Bulletin.
■Washington, April 30.—The storm which
was central in the extreme northwest yester
day morning, is passing easterly along the
the north of Lake Superior with decreasing
energy. Generally clear weather prevails in
the districts east of the Mississippi, with
win generally from the east to south. Lo
cal rainB and partly cloudy weather prevail i
tc*night in the northwest and southwest'
in Arizona and southern California. •
. Newman's Suit.
New York, April 30.— trustees of ; 'thfi
Madison avenue Congregational church nek
a meeting to-night. in the parlors of the
church, at which Breen, Cooley and Knap- .
were chosen a committee to take full charge
of the defense in the suit now pending in toY
courts against the pastor, Rev. Dr. J. p. New