OCR Interpretation

St. Paul daily globe. [volume] (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1884-1896, May 16, 1885, Image 5

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059522/1885-05-16/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

DAILY, tlx days In the week •* 00
DAILY, throe d»y« In Hie week. * 00
DAILY, two day* In the week 8 00
DAILY. p«r m0nth....... < 5
DAILY and Stm D AY. one year . . . . 10 00
DAILY and SUNDAY, §lx months, la adTance »00
DAILY and SUNDAY, three monthi, in ad
vance ....•••• * '^
DAILY and SUNDAY, per calendar month .... 9J>
SUNDAY, one year • °°
PATLT, (6 days), per week..... 20
DAILY and SUNDAY, per week 25
DAILY, per calendar month W
DAILY and SUNDAY, per calendar month... 90
SUNDAY Globe, alone, per copy 5
3" All mail subscriptions payable In advance.
One month «0 10 I Six months «0 50
Threemontht 0 25 \ One year. *W
FOR 5 WEEKLIES (one free to agent) • «0
FOR 50 WKBKXIES(the DAlLY freeoß«year) 80 00
FOR 25 "WEEKLIES (the DAILT free six
nvcrortw) • 25 00
JOB 18 \WKHKI«S ((fee DAILY free three
urtmtfu) • 1S °°
Specimen copies sent free.
iyCorre«pondence containing Important news
solicited from every point. Rejected communica
tion* cannot be preserved
Address all Letters and Telegrams to
•arTHi Chicago office of the Glob* is at
No. 11 Timxs Bcn-DiHO.
XSr THI MnnreAPOiia otfick O* THB Globe IS
at no. 357 Fiarr Avwf vx South.
rv THK Btoxw^tbii optic* OF m Glob* IS at
110 Mais Street, Exoklsiob Block.
The stock market yesterday showed less
activity, and yet, owing to a variety of re
ports on the street, and unfavorable reports
from Europe regarding the Anglo-Russian
■war, an undertone of strength was imparted
to the market, so that a condition was made
to exist favorable to higher prices, activity
resulted and an advance was made in the
afternoon. About one quarter of the day's
business was in Lackawanna, and next to
this stock Union Pacific was most active.
During the afternoon an effort was made to
break prices, but it failed. The Chicago
wheat market was steady all day, and finally
lclosed a shade lower. In St. Paul it was le
ower, and at Minneapolis %c lower.
Eau Claire suffered a $6,000 blaze.
A mysterious shooting is reported from the
river nuts.
The conference steamship lines have re
stored rates.
The split in the Louisiana Democracy is
growing very bitter.
Minneapolis license fees thus far collected
amount to $134,363.
The Canadian Pacific line is completed from
Winnipeg to Halifax.
Ex-President Arthur is confined to his
house with poor health.
Frank Hatton thinks Vilas will remove all
Republican postmasters.
Further trouble is imminent between the
colored and white miners at Dcs Moines.
A number of Minneapolis mills will shut
down to-day to await the demand for flour.
The subsidy contract between the Union
and Central Pacific and the Pacific Mall ex
pires June 1.
Gen. "Washburn is looking after the inter
ests of the Northwest at the capital in urging
a faster mail.
Capt. Garry Harrison, of Company A, was
elected to the lieutenant colonelcy of the
First regiment.
A one-legged man named Cleveland wants
the Quincy, 111., postoffice because he looks
like the president.
' Henry Lewiston's dwelling, near Aurora,
Minn., was burned and five of his children
were lost in the flames.
Manning creates a stir by ordering the de
capitation of fifteen employes at the New
York appraiser's office.
A state convention of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians will be called to decide on a plan
of insurance in the order. ,-, >V. *-'•
lowa Democrats are divided between the
bosses and the administration on the ap
pointment of Marshal Williams.
Sibley street merchants complain that the
Street Car company does not repair the pave
ment from which it takes up its tracks.
Utica, Minn., was the scene of a destruct
ive lire yesterday, thirty-four buildings being
destroyed. But three were left standing.
The attorney general decides that the pro
visions of the new law relating to boards of
health apply to St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Cleveland, 0., Democrats are kicking vigor
ously over the appointment of an officer who
was an opponent of the president's nephew.
Hon. George H. Parker of Davenport, la.,
chief of the special agents of the treasury
department for the Northwest, may locate in
St. Paul.
A wonderful achievement of surgical sci
ence has been made at the West Virginia hos
pital for the blind. A boy of 15 years was
given his sight and is still governed by the
sense of touch.
Clothed in sackcloth and ashes, and with
Its mouth in the dust, yesterday's Pioneer
Press went through a most humiliating
process of dirt-eating by confessing that it
had published a libel against the Demo
cratic officials of St. Paul. A more
humiliating confession of wrong doing and
a more cowardly evasion of responsibility
for the act has not been witnessed since the
clay Adam stood cowering in the presence
of his Maker and faltered out the miserable
excuse that the woman had tempted him
and he did eat. . What a wonderful differ
ence is manifested between the tone of yes
terday's apologetic article and the famous
one in which it was arrogantly announced
that the allegations of corruption and mal
feasance against the city officials were made
upon the authority of one who dwelt within
the inner circles of the Democratic camp,
and for whose credibility the Pioneer Press
Touched. Not satisfied with one publica
tion of the slanderous charges, the Pioneer
Press republished them from day to day,
■nith the solemn assurance that they were
incontrovertible, and, with a well-feigned
assumption of honest virtue, called upon
the people to turn the rascals out. Now it
admits that the whole story was a base fabri
cation of the most malignant sort. False
hood is the crime of cowards. So with
trembling terror the Pioneer Press bundles
up the responsibility of its own malicious
assault against honest gentlemen, and, strap
ping the bundle upon the back of poor Tom
Howard, sends him into the wilderness as
the fleeing scapegoat to bear away the sin of
Its' libel. The Third street organ seems to
forget that we have passed out from
under the dispensation of types and
shadows, and that we are living in the age
when every tub stands on its own bottom.
Tom Howard might have made a very
good scapegoat in the days of Aaron and
the Levitical priesthood, but he Isn't worth
a tinker's malediction for such a purpose in
this day of responsible journalism. The
Pioneer Press ought to know that it is
estopped by every principle and precedent
in jurisprudence from impeaching its own
witness. If Tom Howard's testimony
was' good enough for the purpose of the
Pioneer Press on the 3d day -of May, that
paper ought to have the manliness now to
stand •by Howard in this the day of ad
versity. \ Taking it altogether, the present
attitude of the Pioneer Press i presents the
most complete surfeit of dirt-eating and the
cowardly abandonment of 'an- ally in
iniquity ever witnessed! in the history of
journalism. But the meanest part of the
whole proceeding is the feeble effort to
poison the public mind with the belief that
there is yet, even, after the public exposure
of the falsity of the charges and the humble
confession of the falsehood, some fact ex
isting as the groundwork for the stupendous
fiction. Bah!
With its customary hostility to St. Paul,
the Pioneer Press of yesterday draws a
comparison between this city and Min
neapolis, in which it : is pleased to award
the palm to our twin sister up the river. It
speaks of St. Paul as the "village regime,"
and says that the prompt and business-like
methods which prevail in Minneapolis are
in bright contrast with the slovenly meth
ods that prevail here. Our citizens, how
ever, have no reason to be disturbed by this
statement made by a chronic defamer of
their interests. The Pioneer Press never
loses an opportunity to defame this city,
and if an opportunity does not present
Itself it will go out of the way to do it any
how. We have nothing but kind words to
say of Minneapolis. It is a beautiful city
with an enterprising population, and is per
haps as well governed as a city could be
under a Republican administration. At the
same time we feel assured that our Min
neapolis friends do not invite any such
doubtful compliments as that contained in
yesterday's Pioneer Press. They know as
well as we know, that the comparison is un
just and untruthful. They know, as well as we
know, that our municipal government is not
a village regime, but, on the contrary, they
recognize in St. Paul a generous, formidable
and successful competitor in the race for
supremacy. The people of Minneapolis
know just as well as we do that what the
Pioneer Press chooses to call our "slovenly
and old fogyish" processes have forged St.
Paul ahead, until our credit has risen to a
par with that of any other city in the world,
until a stimulus to enterprise has been given
that has quadrupled our population in less
than a decade, and that to-day there are
more improvements going on in this city than
any other city of equal population in the
United States. It is an insult to the intel
ligence of the people of Minneapolis for the
Pioneer Press to attempt to feed them on
any such taffy, and it is an outrage upon the
people of St. Paul to be maligned in this
manner. If the methods of < St. Paul are
too slovenly and old fogyish for the fastid
ious Third street organ, and it is really so
much enamored with "the prompt and
business-like methods which prevail in Min
neapolis," it should change its base and
pitch its tent on the other side of the river.
And when it does go, our jubilant popula
tion will unite with one voice in singing
that good old hymn, commencing :
"Believing, we rejoice to see
The wicked cuss removed."
The Globe is not a dirt eater. When
we make a statement, in the language of
the late grand jury, we "make a thorough
examination of evidences on which charges
are made before publishing them," and
consequently we have never anything of
that kind to retract. In its examination of
the libelous matter published by the Pio
neer Press against our city officials, which
the grand jury found to be without founda
tion, that body was kind enough to inter
polate a statement that "the accusations
made in the St. Paul Daily Globe of
April 24 and 26 are unfounded." On turn
ing to our files and making careful exami
nation of what was said in our issues of the
two days named, we find nothing to retract
and not "a solitary dotlet to a single i-let".
that we would wish to change. All that
was said of an accusatory character against
the Republican candidates for municipal
offices was the publication of reports taken
from the official records of the
city, and to which,' as we then
and now affirm, there never s ~ was
a supplement. If the grand jury found, as
they say they did, that there was no foun
dation for these official records, then that is
a matter pertaining to the officers who made
them, and does not concern the Globe.
The only object that the Globe had in
making these publications was to show to the
voters of this city that the system of book
keeping adopted by the candidates who
were posing as the representatives of "a
business reform movement" which the
Pioneer Press had inaugurated was not such
a system as suited our people. The result
of the election confirmed this opinion. The
election is over, and having resulted entirely
satisfactory to us we have no desire to pur
sue this matter any further. At the same
time we want it distinctly understood that
the Globe has neither said nor done any
thing of which it is ashamed, nor has it any
intention of retracting any statement that it
has made in regard to the late election or
matters connected with it.
. — m
"The following start- "That story turns
ling information ob- out to have been
tamed from respon- fabricated * * As
sible sources 'within a matter of fact it
the inner circle of turned out upon in
the Democratic coun- vestigation that Mr.
sels in -St. Paul Howard was not
was communicated to present at the meet
the Pioneer Press at ing; that Comptroller
midnight last night." Roche was not there
(Here follow the as he had averred, and
slanderous accusa- that nothing at all
tions against the city was said then about
officials.) — Pioneer the comptroller's re-
Press of May 3, 1885. port."— Pioneer Press
"of yesterday.
We have thus placed in juxtaposition the
two statements of the Third street organ in
relation to the j libelous charges against the
officials and prominent Democrats of the
city of St. Paul, published in • the Pioneer
Press May 3, 1885, and reiterated and re
affirmed in successive issues of that paper
up to the day of election. It now pro
nounces its story, '; published upon what it
said was responsible authority, a . mere
fabrication. "You pays your money and
you takes your choice."
The Northwestern situation is still a
serious problem for the solution of the Do
minion government. Kiel has been routed,
but his whereabouts, the strength of his
following, his power for mischief and his
present movements and his designs for the
future are alike unknown quantities. These
are all important factors to be considered
in arriving at any conclusion. The raid of
Poundmaker and his hungry and thirsty
mob on the supply train, reported in yes
terday's Globe and given , more in detail
to-day, still further complicates the situa
tion, which is certainly grave enough -at
best. The feeling against Kiel even in
anti-government circles outside . of Quebec
is so intense that the Toronto Globe would
have a price set upon his head and those of
his lieutenants and followers as well. With
this sort of a spirit so generally prevailing
in Ontario, it hardly seems probable that
amnesty will be granted the "rebels,"
waiving all consideration of the adjust
ment of the grievances for which they took
up arms and invited - hostilities. Without
any concession on the part of the govern
ment, there would seem to be nothing in
sight less a guerrilla warfare, which
could but be disastrous to all of
the parties at interest. With a
price upon the head of the leaders and the
rank and file of the rebels In a state of out
lawry there is nothing left ■ for them to do
but Vto fight , to the death. And by the
power of diplomatic persuasion it will - not
be difficult for them in the light of Pound
maker's success to secure , the . active aid
of all of the able-bodied and armed Indians
in the Northwest ;. territories. 'J- 1 With the
breeds' fighting for their ; homes • and their
families, and the Indians for the only con
sideration that tends to move the noble red
man on the war — the gratification of .
his rapacious appetite — the prospect '■. of
peace goes ; glimmering but of • substance |
into shadow. > Should Poundmaxkb and
Brave Bear combine their forces 1 and
join their fortunes to those of Kiel and his
followers, the Dominion : government ) may
prepare for a campaign which will hardly t
end with the season and • the absolute de
struction of the settlements in the Saskatch
ewan, but throughout the Northwest terri
tories as well. When grass comes and the
foliage has fully developed, the breeds and
Indians will be twice as formidable as they
are now. Then they .'can , live out of
doors with perfect comfort to themselves
and to their stock , and subsist on capturing
posts and trains, and i. devote their time to
harassing the troops and depredating
upon the settlements. The time, even now,
is passed when anything can be done in
the way of seeding the ground, and the set
tlers as well as the troops must . subsist on
supplies sent into the i country. These the
Indians will more likely than not capture,
as Poundmaker took in the train already
reported. If the trouble is to be continued
during the season all settlers should be got
ten out of the country as quickly, as possi
ble, and a war of extermination be inaug
urated in earnest. It will be . long, . costly,
and bloody, but must necessarily be followed
to its logical conclusion if once entered
upon. This is not a humane view of the
case, but it is the only practical solution of
the problem, if peace cannot be had by an
adjustment on some equitable basis, .which
shall be satisfactory to the long-suffering,
elements now engaged in active hostilities
with the government.
At last we have an estimate of Kiel's
losses in recent engagements. They are
reported on the authority of a priest, but
they are so beyond our conception that we
can but call for their verification before
giving them full credence. It doesn't stand
to reason that such sure shots as these half
breeds, protected as they were by rifle pits,
should suffer so utterly - out of proportion
to the more. exposed militia, who for the
first time, for the most part, found them
selves aiming at something tangible and
themselves under fire. Target practice,
however accurate in its results, doesn't fit
men wholly for active sharp-shooting prac
tice. What we want now is an accurate
estimate of the number of men '"mowed"
by Howard's murderous machine. ;[ We
would like to present a certified copy of the
roll of dead from the Gatling gun to Sir
John with the compliments of the Globe,
"Capt. Howard" has the floor. on a ques
tion of privilege or the Globe will grant
him "leave to print." • ■ ' J • •.T^','-'
There are a great many reasons why
bonanza farming should not be encouraged.
| First of all it is conceded that these gigantic
: farms a* not helpful to the general pros
perity of the country. It is therefore
as a matter of public interest to learn the
details of the system of running a bonanza
farm, as well as to show the capacity of
Minnesota for agriculture, that we give be
low a description of one. It is the account
of farming operations on his great farm, a
little east of St. Vincent, furnished by Capt.
Donaldson to the St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Manitoba railway. In this account Capt.
Donaldson says:
In all we have something over 33,000 acres.
Our farm embraces 51 square miles, princi
pally odd sections which were railroad lands
originally, and through it passes ' the main
line of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba
railway to St. Vincent. The winter quarters
of the farm are on the south branch of Two
Rivers, near which we have 800 acres of tim
ber. There are also three other headquarters
known as "Fort Donaldson," "Kennedy," and
"Section 25." Upwards of 200 mgn have all
they can do to get the crop into shape '. with
the assistance of 254 horses and mules, 45
binders, 6 threshers, 93 wagons, ,14 mowers
and 10 horse rakes. Of other Implements we
have 45 seeders, 100 plows, 45 harrows, and
other small machinery necessary to thorough
equipment. There is a granary capacity on c
the farm for 200,000 bushels, and this season
upwards of 800 tons of hay have been stacked
for winter use. Of the 33,000 acres, 10,000
are in crop this season, 3,000 on new breaking
and 4,000 acres more will be added to the total
under cultivation next year. The balance of
our land will be put under cultivation as soon
as possible. In 1881 our wheat averaged 25
bushels to the acre; in 1882 it jumped to 27%;
in 1883, which was a most unfavorable sea
son, it dropped to 18, but this year I think
will cap them all with at least 28 bushels to
the acre. Barley in 1882 went 40 bushels;
in 1883, 25, and this year I am counting on 35.
Oats in the three years have shown 55, 60 and
45 bushels, and this year lam confident we
can count on 60 bushels to the acre. , My po
tatoes have yielded all the way from 250 to 300
bushels to the acre. All other vegetables
and root crops do equally well. I place
the cost of raising wheat — and, mind you,JI
include every expense— $8 per acre, and
the profit at $10. Of course, where land is
not properly worked these figures would be
materially changed. But where thorough
farming is the rule I am sure this favorable
showing will result every time, year out and
year in. For seven or eight months in the
year this climate is salubrious. The winter
months are cold, but bracing and healthful.
I know of no better country than this section
of Minnesota for stock raising 1 . Northern
lowa or Illinois don't hold over Minnesota for
stock, and I am satisfied we can diversify
farming here as successfully and profitably
as they can In either of those states. ': Every
farmer who has gone into stock raising here
is making more money by it than by any
other branch of his business, in proportion to
the amount of capital invested. In proof of
my faith in this section of Minnesota for
stock raising I may say that we recently pur
chased from N. P. Clark, St. Cloud, Minn.,
eight head of thoroughbred cattle, and next
year will see me into the business very ex
tensively. The pork industry is also becom
ing quite an important one to the farmers.
We have a number of well-bred hogs, and
next season I purpose feeding enough to
supply which will take one good-sized
fellow a day. We grow altogether the Scotch
Fyfe wheat, as we find it undoubtedly the
best wheat for this country. Our land is
rolling prairie, and every acre of it is natur
ally drained by coolies running east and west
and emptying into Two rivers and Red
river. We have an abundance of good water
and excellent pasturage for a large number
of cattle.
The treasury surplus at the end of the fis
cal year on the 30th of June is estimated as
low as $20,000,000. Secretary McCulloch's es
timates, sent to congress last. December,
place the total revenue from customs for the
current year at $185,000,000; from internal
revenue at $115,000,000, and from miscella
neous forces at $30,000,000. Now lor the
nine months for which complete | returns are
at hand the customs actually yielded in round
numbers $138,235,000; the internal taxes $81,
-600,000, and the miscellaneous $30,231,000 — in
all $240,000,000. Therefore to meet Secretary
McCullooh'B estimates the receipts of the
three closing months of the year must reach
$90,000,000, but it is safe to say that they will
fall off about $16,500,000. We have evidently
fallen on a period of necessary economy and
. ■ ■■ . - — '*i . ■ ■
The dramatic season is drawing to a close,
and it is not out of the way to say. ; that the
people of St. Paul owe a debt of gratitude to
the Grand opera house management for the
very high order of amusements afforded our
people during the present season. It -is a
singular fact that visitors coining to a strange
city ; form their first impressions of r the
culture of the people from the ability of the
pulpits and the character of the theaters.
This being true, the people of this city ". have
every reason to be satisfied with their present
conditions in these respects. . Independent
of the pleasure afforded our citizens by the
high order of entertainments provided by our
theater managers the city has had a first-class
advertisement by reason of it.
'The Washington correspondent of the Bos
ton Post, Bpeaking of the '■■ labors of • the new
administration, says: •; "The .[ cabinet officers
labor under one very serious f disadvantage.
They are surrounded tby Republicans : - whoso
nterest and intention *it is to keep in place
themselves and all their political associates.
Misrepresentation as to the ■ character of the
business done and of the men who do it has '
been the order. ' ; Each member of the admin
istration has. been forced to .learn the sorvice
and its personnel for himself. He has _ had
no help from bis subordinates. On the con
trary he has found - himself . surrounded by.
partisans who made it their business to keep
Republicans in place, no matter what their
fitness or character may be."
: The public will learn with ; profound regret
that Mr. Tom Howard has retired , from the
editorial department of the Pioneer Press.
The , pages of that "■ journal will no longer
sparkle with -the scintillating humor of the
romantic young editor : whose ' ingenuity, art
• lees suavity and fertile • imagination . contrib
uted all the spicy literature : that has graced
its columns within the last decade. Our, best
wishes follow Mr. Howard in his forty years',
wanderings through the wilderness of sin
whither he has gone as a scapegoat to bear
away the responsibility of the proprietors of
the journal with which he was lately con
Another of those unfortunate county-seat
wars is in progress in Dakota. An unlawful
assemblage of ■ the people of Wilmot are re
ported to be demolishing the court house at
Traverse. • The law-abiding people of that
town wisely concluded to make no resist
ance, but to appeal to the courts for redress.
That is the proper tribunal to which the ques
tion "should be relegated. The Wilmot mob
will doubtless discover, when they come to
their senses, that they have made a bad
break. ','/.:. : '
' ; No less than 4,536 relatives of English titled
families are quartered on the public service.
The drafts on the treasury for the sisters and
aunts of dukes amount to $48,840,450; the
nephews and brothers-in-law of marquises
to $41,529,950," and the cousins and others of
earls to $240,906,010 per annum, making a to
tal of $331,236,210. John Bright was right
when he said -'The aristocracy live on pat
That "confidential but reliable source"
from which the Third street organ drew its
inspiration preceding the election seems to
have soured on its stomach. What it then as
serted was "a naked statement of facts with
out any embellishment" is now pronounced
by itself to be "a mere fabrication, the pro
duct of a fertile imagination." Lord, Lord,
how this world is given to lying.
It becomes necessary to remind the New
York Times that St. Louis is . not in Minne
sota. There is a very respectable town of
that name in Missouri of sufficient import
ance to be known in every well-posted news
paper office. The overshadowing importance
of St. Paul, perhaps, produced the confusion
in the geography of our New York contem
porary. .' . : ,\;
Some experiments made at the University
of Kansas show ' that the average person can
taste the bitter of quinine when one part is
: desolved in 152,000 of water. Salt was de
tected with one part in 640 of water, sugar
in 288 of water, baking soda in 48 of water.
In nearly all cases females could detect a
smaller quantity than males.
1 President Cleveland was visited by an
Ohio gentleman who wore a straw hat. To
the president's remark that he had invested
early the Buckeye replied; "I did not want to
be too slow in making the necessary change."
A faint smile from the president was the
only acknowledgment of the point made by
the visitor.
There • are not many Democrats In lowa,
but the few who are there are mighty loyal
to home rule. When It comes to a distribu
tion of patronage in that state they want to
do it themselves and "not be pestered by
them. New York fellers." . lowa Democrats
have correct Democratic ideas.
The Pittsburg Post says that a syndicate
composed mainly of English capitalists has
within the past year quietly bought up all the
black walnut timber it could find in this coun
try, and is now , shipping it to Europe. The
syndicate has had buyers out wherever there
was a tree to be had.
,• ■' •; ■■ . ■ * ■■
Republicans who are weeping because
Mr. Cleveland is going to disrupt the Dem
ocratic party can dry their tears. Whatever
differences may exist among Democrats about
Mr. Cleveland the Democratic party is as
solid and compact as the granite in the ever
lasting hills. . "
'■■ *
Michigan deserves to be recognized. A
state which gave Garfield 54,000 plurality
and then turns around this spring and gives
30,000 Democratic majority, ought to have
one-half of the offices. It shall have apiece
of our pie, anyway.
. A census just completed by the municipal
authorities makes the population of Wash
ington City 200,000. ; ■''[
1 Base Ball.
Detroit ......0 00012000—3
Philadelphia. 4 0010100*— 6
Cleveland 2 0011000 I—s
8r00k1yn........ 3 10021000—7
New York ...... 2 10000010—4
Chicago ...2 01000000—3
805t0n... .......0 0020000*— 2
St. L0ui5........ 0 00000000—0
'<^'^S : W--- AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville....... 3 0001011*— 5
Athletic ...11l o*o 0 0 0 o—3
Providence 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 *—
Buffalo 0 0000000 o—o
V Races at Philadelphia.
; ■'} Philadelphia, Perm., ( May 15. — This
was the last day of •',' the Suffolk Park trot
ting -meeting. The 2:50 class was won in
straights by Merry Thought, the best time
being 2:26^. ? Class . 2:19 was taken by
Capt. Emmons, with best time 2:23. The
unfinished 2:24 class pacing race was won
by Gossip, Jr., the' best time being 3:24^-
Pettit Wins the Championship.
; London, May 15.— 1n the international
court tennis championship contest between
Thorn as Pettit of Boston, champion of the
United States, and George Lambert, cham
pion of England, Pettit scored the last fou r
sets and won the championship, the score
being 7to 5. Both men played superbly.
■ - ■;..,- ' ___ — i_i_ -. ,
. , ; The Skating- Contest.
" : New York, May 15.— The score, at the
roller rink contest at 1 o'clock stood:' Lad
dock 1.000, ' Snowden 1,046, ;W. Boyst
1,037, Schock 943, " Walton 486, Francis
809, Harriman 710. Omelia 521.
• ■■ ■ •■'•; Notes.
The National Jockey club at Washington
closed its meeting yesterday. The six fur
longs '.; dash •' was . won by Dulle, and the
diplomatic stakes were taken by Col.
Sprague. Frankie B and Quito 1 each won
a race, and •in the • mile dash for beaten
horses John C came out ahead. /
. The Louisville Jockey club races were
largely attended. Billy Gilmore made one
and one-sixteenth miles in 1:48% for the
Dixiana stakes. Bankrupt won the race
for the Alexander stakes. The race of one
and three-eighth i: miles for $400 was the
prettiest of the day, and j Doubt came out
the victor, winning by a length. Billy Gil
more won the next race to the surprise of
all. John Davis took the $400 in the six
furlong race, ' and ' Maj. Pickett won the
steeple chase. '
V£r.«v "'?.:• Appointments. "■:■:.■;
Washington, May 15.— The president
has appointed Capt. Henry McEldery, as
sistant surgeon United States army, and
Lieut. B. H. • Buckingham, United States
navy, members of the executive board at
the world's industrial and ." cotton centen
nial exhibition, Lieut. Buckingham to be
president of the board, and Capt. McEldery
to represent the war department to fill the;
vacancy caused by the death -of Col. Ly
ford.: The attorney general has decided
that the naval court martial has jurisdiction
n the Wales case.
. ; rant Rides in a Street Car.
NEW York, May 15.— Gen. : Grant took
a ride in a street car to-day, • accompanied
by Dr. Douglass. , Later the general had a
short walk. He did not ? work ! to-day : . on !
his book, but listened to Col. Fred ■, Grant
read Lug proofs.
The Canadian Pacific Line Completed
from the Atlantic Ooast to the
Rocky Mountains.
The Pacifio Mail and the Union and Cen
tral Pacific Subsidy Contract to
Expire June 1.
A Meeting of tlie North-western Traffic
Association Called to Consider
Important Matters.
A Fast Run on the Manitoba — Eastern
Passenger Hates — The Bull
Point on Stocks.
To meet Competition.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, May 15. — Commissioner Car
man of the Northwestern Traffic associa
tion has issued a supplement to all the
rail joint through freight tariff, quoting
rates for all stations on the Canadian Paci
fic, Manitoba & Northwestern and Manitoba
<fc Southwestern railroads in Manitoba and
the Northwest territories, taking effect May
15. The following is the rate from Chicago
to the end of the Canadian Pacific road at
Logan, on classes named, per
100 pounds: First class, $3.98;
second class, $3.25; third class, 82.60;
fourth class, $1.93; fifth class, $1.75; emi
grants' moveables, per carload, $194. A
meeting of the Northwestern Traffic asso
ciation is called for Tuesday next. Imme
diately after the adjournment of the meet
ing of the lowa lines, several important
matters will be presented to the members,
among them the proper steps to be taken to
meet the competition of the Canadian Pa
cific line for Manitoba business, that road
haying entered vigorously into the field to
gain control of that traffic.
Yesterday's Bull Point.
Special to the Globe. v ' ( .
New Yobk, May 15.— The', favorable
outcome of the meeting in Chicago, which
resulted in the formation of a new pool in
the Omaha business, with an equitable dis
tribution of percentage, the bulls say, will
practically prevent the roads from making
any further concessions and the restoration
of rates ordered last Saturday, and which
became operative on Monday, will continue
until the expiration of the contract agreed
upon. The news from Europe that fresh
complications had arisen in Russia- Anglo
matters is regarded as a further bull point.
Concerning the Pacific Mail, Presideht K.
B. Houston says: "For aught I know the
present subsidy contract between the
Central Pacific and the Union Pacfic com
panies and ourselves will terminate June 1,
as agreed upon, but no meeting has been
called looking to an extension of the time,
and after the 30th inst. each corporation in
terested will do its own business. C. P.
Huntington has decided to take off the
China line of steamships and this appears
to be the ultimatum. Nevertheless lam a
bull on the property, and believe it will
sell higher than its present price."
And With This a Lively Struggle is
Likely to Ensue.
A dispatch from Ottawa last evening
stated that the gaps on the Cana
dian Pacific along the north shore
of Lake Superior were completed, and a
special train had left for Winnipeg. This
news will not be relished by the American
lines, as the great contest for the emigra
tion carrying business will now begin. The
low rate charged by the Pennsylvania road
from New York to Chicago is of small ac
count when the rate through from New
York or from Europe to the Northwest is
considered. The Canadian Pacific all this
time has been doing a nice little share of
the emigrant haul from Quebec and Mon
treal to the Northwest by way of its Credit
Valley extension to St. Thomas, Ont., and
from there via the Canada Southern to
Detroit, and the Michigan Central from
there to Chicago. It will be remembered
that at a meeting last Feb
ruary at Chicago a rate of $22
was agreed upon by the Northwestern
trunk lines and the Manitoba road for the
haul from Chicago to Winnipeg, and at the
same meeting the Canadian Pacific road
agreed to
with the Eastern trunk lines from the coast
to Chicago of about $8, on emigrant busi
ness only. This is a rate of about 830
from New York to Winnipeg. But the
Pennsylvania inaugurated and adopted a
$1 rate from New York to Chicago, and as
all that class of business is done by that
line now to Chicago, the rate is virtually
$23 from New York to Winnipeg. Since
the meeting was held in Chicago ocean
emigrant rates have advanced $5, and a
rate via American steamship and railroad
lines from Europe to Winnipeg is at the
very lowest. The Canadian Pacific joined
the league on traffic via Chicago simply to
prevent the other lines from breaking
from the rates agreed upon, while
it could as soon as its line was completed
from Quebec or Halifax to Winnipeg, make
a rate as low as it pleased by the new route
and catch on to what business it could by
its Chicago route and still maintain the
stipulations of the contract. Shortly after
this agreement was formed, it and the
Allan Steamship company
to do through business from Europe to
Manitoba points on as low a basis as possi
ble and at a figure that American lines
could not think of meeting. After a time
a sensation was caused by the discovery
that the Allan Steamship company and the
Canadian Pacific were prepared as soon as
navigation opened or the latter's line was
completed to carry passengers from Europe
to Winnipeg for $25, the rail line taking
$11 for its share and the steamship company
$18 for its share. This rate from Europe
to Winnipeg is only $2 more than the rate
from New York to Winnipeg by the Amer
ican lines. The completion of the Canadian
Pacific line will therefore cause a struggle
between the American and Canadian lines
for the majority of the business. It will
also be likely to cailse the withdrawal of
the Allan line steamers from the ]*f>rt of
Philadelphia, which port it commeriWftt; to
do business to of late to give its pa*fongers
the benefit of the Pennsylvania road^ $1
rate to New York.
Accidents That Have Occurred Re
told and Discussed.
The other day a number of railroad men
got talking about accidents happening on
the lines they were connected with, and the
strange manner in which most of the acci
dents occurred. A Manitoba brakeman was
the first to commence, and told how a con
ductor was killed at elevator B. near the
Manitoba shops, about three years ago. The
conductor was in the elevator attending to
billing arrangements when he thought of
something in the caboose of his freight
train, and ran out of the door and
was about to cross the track when a short
line passenger train whizzed past and car
ried the conductor right along with it. Of
course he was killed, as every bone in his
body was broken.
This reminded another employe of the
Manitoba company of an accident at Ham
line station of an operator being killed.
"A passenger train was about 200 yards
distant when the operator, happening to
look out of a window in the station, ob
served a hand-car upon the track. He
leaped outside to take it off the track, but
the station is a little high up, and as you
go down the steps you have to cross,
or did then, a ditch to the track.
Well, as he was aDout to spring from the
bottom step onto the track, the step broke
and he tumbled head first across the ditch
and stunned himself by striking his head
against one of the rails, and before the en
gineer could stop the train it had run across
his body completely decapitating him."
Another instance was told by a Minneap
olis & St. Louis man of the demise of a car
oiler at Minneapolis.
"I don't remember what his name, was
but all of the boys will remember the acci
dent," said the narrator. "He had just
finished oiling some cars and was coming
up the track when a freight train started
past him. Just then another freight train
running in an opposite direction and on the
next track came along, and the car oiler
was between the two. He had not time to
notiqe his predicament or he would have
laid down, but before he could do so, and
as he got too near one of the trains, a car
butted him and sent him against the other
train. That train of course would hit him
back again, and he went clippity clap from
one side to the other until he was killed."
After this was told a Canadian
Pacific engineer told of an occurrence
that happened under his notice.
"It was some ways west of Winnipeg," he
said, ' 'that a train had broken down and I
took an engiue down to take some of the
coaches back to Winnipeg. There was no
turn-table there and of course I had to
back the engine to Winnipeg. The brake
man who went along as soon as we started
back braced himself between a passenger
coach and the cow catcher of the engine,
that is, he put his back against the railing
of the coach and his feet against the en
gine's cow catcher and by straightening
himself he could keep himself in that posi
tion. I told him several times that it was
dangerous, that the coupling might break,
and if so, he would be killed, but he ap
prehended no danger and continued in that
way, stating that he liked the sensation
that was produced by the reboundant ac
tion of the coach and engine as they would
go around a curve or pass up and down
grades. As he paid no attention to our
cautioning him he continued to hold that
position, and it was not long before, going
up a grade, the coupling did break sure
enough, and the brakeman was hashed all
to pieces.
Quick Time.
Last evening at 6 o'clock a special train
of private cars arrived over the Manitoba
road from the North carrying President
Hill and General Manager Manvel of the
Manitoba road and Ex-President Forbs and
Division Superintendent Stone of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy. The party
had been to Winnipeg on a pleasure trip,
the train being in charge of Conductor
Toney Mauley. From Breckenridge the
southern magnates were shown what time
coulij-.be made over a Minnesota road.
After leaving Breckenridge Conductor
Mauley gave orders for quick tune, and the
train slid down to St. Paul at the rate of
forty-one miles per hour.
East' Bound Passenger Troubles.
It is now stated, that the Baltimore &
Ohio road, which virtually controls the
Niagara Falls Short line, has caused the de
moralization of east-bound rates from Chi
cago. Officers of that road, however, say
that the Niagara Falls Short line simply
met the rates that the other lines made.
A sensation has been caused by the state
ment that such reliable roads as the Lake
Shore, Pennsylvania and Fort Wayne had
been selling tickets through scalpers at cut
rates, and even corrupted a woman, who
keeps a scalping office on Canal street, to
do the cutting for them. In proof of the
statement tickets over every line running
East from Chicago, which had been pur
chased at a rate of from $1.50 to §2
than agreed rates, were produced.
Rates Restored.
Advices received by the steamship agents
in St. Paul yesterday shows that the pro
longed fight between the German steamship
lines is about ended. The conference has
re-organized, with all its former rules and
regulations, and emigrant rates are restored
to 320 between all German, and American
ports. While not officially stated, it is un
derstood that the North German Lloyd is to
charge $2 extra on its fast steamers. Pri
vate advices indicate that the Corrs Ham
burg line is not a member of the re-organ
ized conference. Unless it is a member,
rates will continue weak, for, as it most as
suredly will make what rates it pleases, the
North German Lloyd will be bound to meet
them or do without business. While it is
generally conceded to be a piece of folly on
the part of these steamship lines to make
reductions from the established rate, it must
be admitted that it has the effect of stimu
lating immigration.
Minnesota & Northwestern Connec
The Dubuque & Northwestern road will
not connect with the Minnesota & North
western at Mona, as was supposed, but will
enter Minnesota from ten to twenty miles
east of that point, and form a junction with
the latter line from twentyrto thirty miles
north of the state line. Fifty miles west of
Dubuque it connects with the Milwaukee &
St. Paul, and thirty miles farther west with
the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & North
The road will be controlled by the Du
buque & Northwestern until it is completed
to a junction with the Minnesota & North
western, when the directory will issue
stock and bonds, which it will place in the
hands of trustees.
A New Departure.
Beginning May 27 the Milwaukee & St.
Paul train which leaves Chicago at 9 a. m.
and arrives in St. Paul at 1:30 p. m., will
leave Chicago at 10 a. m. and arrive in St.
Paul at 2:30 p. m., and Minneapolis half
an hour later. The dining car will run to
Hastings and dinner witl be served from
there instead of from Wabasha as hereto
fore. The company will put on Pullman
buffet, drawing and smoking room coaches
and sleepers, and run as fine trains as are
run in the United States.
The Duluth road ran a special pay car up
the line yesterday.
The Omaha train for Omaha and Kansas
City will hereafter leave Minneapolis at
0:10 a. m. and St. Paul at 6:50 a. m.
On Sunday next a change of time will go
into effect on the Manitoba road, shorten
ing the time between Bamesville and points
The immigration to points along the
Manitoba road continues as strong as ever.
The land being taken up equals that for the
same time last year.
Thirteen hundred and fifty head of cattle
from Washington territory and 320 head
from Minnesota Transfer, are in transit
over the Northern Pacific road for points in
Yesterday the pay car of the Minnesota
<fc Northwestern departed from West St.
Paul and ran to Cascade. P. N. Clark,
paymaster^ H. W. Littell, general freight
and passenger agent, and W. Davis, audi
tor, accompanied the car.
The Rock Island has issued a circular in
structing agents to use great care in receiv
ing stock to be transferred from one state or
territory to another, in order to avoid the
shipment of cattle which have been exposed
to pleuro-pneumonia or other infectious dis
eases. Affidavits will be required, showing
that the stock came from districts where no
disease exists, and all delays on account of
quarantine regulations will be at the risk
of the shipper.
General Miscellany.
Chicago & Eastern Illinois earnings in
creased $400 the first week in May.
The Northwestern road has declared a
dividend of 3 per cent., payable June 1.
The Chicago & Alton road has declared a
quarterly dividend of 2 per cent., payable
June 1.
The Jersey Central directors have de
cided to take immediate action to get back
their road.
It Is reported that the West Shore road
has received a proposition from one of the
trunk lines for temporary control, probably
a working arrangement.
The Arizona, which arrived at Duluth
from Erie Thursday and is the first boat up
this year, reports considerable heavy ice off
White Fish point fend Marquette, but an
easy passage was made through it. The
Arizona cleared yesterday on her return
trip with flour.
All of the continental steamship compa
nies, with three exceptions, have joined the
continental conference. The lines from
now out promise to work with the confer
ence, and steerage rates have been raised to
a uniform standard.
A special train left Ottawa yesterday by
the Lake Superior section of the Canadian
Pacific railway for Winnipeg, the gaps on
the road being completed.
Police Sergeant Crowley of New York
was convicted of grossly assaulting Maggie
Morris in a bar-room of a ball-room a few
Saturday nights ago.
Webber, the Express Messenger,
Identifies His Assailant.
Mysterious Murder at "Waukegan--
Chicago Rink Sensation.
A Change of Prisoners.
Ltoianapolis, May 15. — A Blooming
ton special reports the express robbery and
murder of the night of April 29, took an
unexpected change to-day at the prelemin
ary trial of Wright, the man arrested last
Sunday. A young man, Chesley Chambers,
had been summoned as a witness who
upon arriving in town was told that Col.
Friedley, attorney for the railroad, wanted
to see him at his room. Chambers came,
and unexpectedly to him or Webber the two
met face to face. Chambers al
most lost control of his voice
when Friedly questioned him about Wright,
but gage neither him nor Webber reason
for suspicion and dismissed him, telling
him to be at the court room to testify
against Wright, As Chambers left the
room, Webber was violently agitated.
Pulling Friedley's arm, he ex
claimed, ''For God's sake don't
let that man go, that's the
man that shot me and Davis." A warrant
was then issued for Chambers' arrest, and
when he was found at the court house he
was thunderstruck. He was taken before
the mayor and questioned, his answers be
ing scarcely audible. He said he was not
ready for trial, and bail was fixed at So, 000.
Suspicion was first aroused by Chambers on
the morning after the robbery going to work
for a neighbor. His hands were all bruised
in the inside, as if he had fallen while get
ting off a train. The left side of
his face was badly cut and
bruised. In addition he has taken a deep
interest in the ease from the first. Web
ber's identification is positive. After con
siderable trouble Chambers was bailed by
his friends. The prosecution against
Wright has been dismissed. Chambeds has
heretofore had a good reputation.
Morals at the Rink.
Chicago, May 15. — A new incident in
the history of roller skating rinks was de
veloped before Justice Meach to-day, and
it resulted in Charles Primrose, the Tribune
pressman, being required to furnish §1,000
bail until a further hearing of the case
could be given. The plaintiff in the ease
was very angry. The principal witness is
his beautiful sixteen-year-old daughter.
They are highly respected residents of Cal
umet avenue. The father charged Prim
rose with circulating obscene literature and
with having personally presented his
daughter with a book of the vilest descrip
tion. The daughter testified that her ac
quaintance with Primrose commenced sev
eral months ago at a popular skating rink,
and had continued up to a few evenings
ago, when, being together at the rink, he
asked permission to loan her a book. The
arrest was made by one of Pinkerton'smen.
and some excitement has been occasioned
by the announcement that detectives are
keeping a close watch on a number of
young men, frequenters of skating rinks,
whom they suspect of perpetrating the same
offense as Primrose has come to grief for.
Mysterious Murder.
Wattkegan, 111., May 15.— Intelligence
has just been received here of a mysterious
murder committed at a small town about
five miles from here. An elderly man
named Rosine had for fourteen years past
had charge of the summer residence of ex-
Alderman A. B. Cook of Chicago, at Liber
tyville. He slept there and took his meals
at the hotel across the street. He was very
steady and inclined to be miserly. On
Monday uight he disappeared, but the fact
attracted no attention, as it was supposed
he had gone to Chicago to see Mr. Cook.
On Wednesday evening some acquaintance*
called at the hotel and learning that he had
nor returned entered Mr. Cook's residence
to see if he was there. They found blood
on the floor and on the doors, and suspect
ing a murder instituted a careful search.
They finally found his body in a small lake
near the house. Eosine was paid SBOO about
a year ago and recently received §350 more.
It is supposed that somebody knew of this
and inferring from Rosine's miserly disposi
tion that he kept the money in the house,
murdered him in order to secure it. Mr.
Cook was sent for and went to Libertyville
with a detective.
Successfully Performed.
Hxjntees Point, L. 1., May 15.— Charles
Henry Rugg, the negro who murdered old
Mrs. Maybee and her daughter Mary at
Oyster Bay. L. L, nearly two years ago. waa
hanged in the jail at 7:45 this morning. He
died without a struggle.
Sprtxgfield, 111., May 15.— Charles
Houlden was hanged at Petersburg to-day
for the murder of his wife last March, the
execution being under tne supervision of
Sheriff Harwood. The prisoner walked
firmly to the scaffold erected in the jail and
was attended by his spiritual advisers.
When he was marched to the scaffold he
was asked if he had anything to say and re
plied he had nothing, whereupon the black
cap was. placed on his head, the rope ad
justed and at 12:10 he was launched into
eternity. The drop was twelve feet and
life was extinct in fifteen minutes.
Washington, May 15— John Langster,
negro ex-cavalryman, ex-lunatic, desperado,
thief and murderer, was haneed in the
corridor of the city jail this morning.
Their Witness Gone.
Chicago, May 15.— The detectives are
still collecting evidence against the Italians
charged with the trunk murder, but have
met with a regular set-back. The express
man whom the police desired to identify
the Italians who employed another express
man named Lessinger to haul the trunk to
the depot, has left the city through fright.
He was a German employed by a man
named Robbins and had been in this coun
try but a short time. When the trunk was
brought to the corner both the German and
Lessinger parleyed a few moments over the
job, and finally Lessinger threw the trunk in
his wagon and drove away. The German,
upon hearing a couple of days later that the
trunk contained a dead body, drove to Rob
bins' house and, throwing his cap on the
floor, said he had had enough of the ex
press business in Chicago. His whereabouts
are unknown.
Sunday Papers in Canada.
Tokonto, May 15. — John H. Ford, cir
culating agent, and three reporters were
charged with violating the Lord's day act
by selling newspapers Sunday. The de
fense contended that the issuing of the pa
per Sunday, containing news of an im
portant battle, was a work of charity and
necessity. Ten dollars tine and costs were
imposed upon each. The case was ap
pealed. __
Another Cleveland Wants an Office.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 15. — Congressman
Riggs was the busiest man in Washington
to-day. He spent the time visiting the ex
ecutive departments, filing applications and
making protests in different cases, until it
looked as if half of the Twelfth district
were applying for positions under the gov
ernment. Mr. Riggs is mainly interested
in securing the appointment of Mr. Edward
Cleveland to the postmastership of Quincy.
Gen. Singleton, who has been in the city
several days, also lias a candidate for the
place, and it is said there are one or two
others. There is every prospect of a long
contest before the matter is settled. Cleve
land is a one-legged soldier, who is said to
resemble the president. His photograph
accompanies his application.
Stale Ice Cream.
Atlanta. Ga., 15.— The facts in regard
to the alleged wholesale poisoning of excur
sionists at Tallulah are that a great many
were taken with nausea, caused by eating
ice cream which had been kept too long in
the freezers. No serious consequences have
resulted and nearly every one of those
affected is well. No deaths have occurred
and none expected.
The Louisville, Ky., agricultural works
assigned last night. Liabilities and assets

xml | txt