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Correspondence containing important .news solicited from every point. Rejected communica tions cannot be preserved Address all Letters and Telegrams to THE GLOBE, St. PaTO, MINX. ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1885. CP"TnK Chicago office of the Globe is at No. 11 Times Building. E3?~ Thx Minneapolis office of tee Globe is at xo. 257 First Avenue Serai. 52f~ The Stillwateb office or the Globe is at 110 Mais Street, Excelsior Block. THE MARKETS. • There was no improvement in tho stock market yesterday, either in the amount of business done or the prices realized. Stocks weaker most of the day, with one or two feeble jfforts to force them up. The most noticeable feature of the market was the trading in St. Paul, which was weak throughout, it being reported that the company would be com pelled to reduce its dividends in the near future. The wheat market at Chicago was ictive, and quotations closed %c higher. At St. Paul wheat was weak and unchanged. At Minneapolis it was about steady, and at Duluth lower. NUB OF THE NEWS. Many Minneapolis mills have shut down. Inspector Gardner talks about the Indians. The board of trade held its annual meeting. Eastern trunk lines have no standard on rates East. A well-attended labor meeting was held in Minneapolis. A baby was found nearly dead with cold in Minneapolis. Robert S.Kelly has been appointed marshal of Montana. , Grant's memoirs contain many points of public interest. The Minneapolis lumbermen will reduce tho number of grades. Athletic sports were enjoyed by the state university students. East-bound passenger rates from Chicago are badly demoralized. Gov. Hubbard will convene a court martial In the Bend-MacCarthy war. Cleveland again declares his firm adherence o c ivil service reform principles. Middleton will toiiow Big Bear to the north pole, if necessary, to capture him. Gen. Vilas announces that all faithful postal clerks will be retained in office. Commissioner carman wants the Grand trunk to reduce rates on Manitoba business. Editor Clarkson of Dos Moines says that Gen. Larrabee is ahead in the gubernatorial race. The National Conference of Charities and Corrections will meet at St.Paul in June, 1886. The Minneapolis council committee will look again before locating a road to the State fair grounds. The water from the North Minneapolis sewer tunnel, it is feared, may endanger the water power of the falls. Routine work was transacted by the cham ber of commerce, the board of public works and the lire commissioners. Mr. Elkins declares that he is not running Blame for 1888, and thinks that New York will go Republican this fall. The Minnesota Loan and Debenture com pany will build fifty miles of road for the Dubuque & Northwestern company. A sensation was caused in Chicago by the testimony in the Mackin election fraud case having been shown to have been a put-up job by Mackin. The vote in the commons on the budget is a black eye to Gladstone and the ministry. The condition of affairs now is one of confusion and uncertainty. THE COURT-MARTIAL. The fact that Gov. Hubbakd has ordered a couit-inartial to try Col. Bend is an in dication that the governor stands by Adju tant Gen. MacCartiiy. and that the gal lant colonel was a little previous when he intimated that the adjutant general didn't know what he was about when he used the governors name to the order. Inasmuch as the other matters involved in the contro versy will be subjects of investigation by the court-martial, a public discussion of them would be improper until they are passed upon and determined by the court. Gov. Hub baud has acted very discreetly in this mat ter since his return home, refusing to discuss it through the public press, keeping his own counsel and has doubtless acted according to m his convictions of duty to the state and to the parties concerned in the imbrog lio. At all events there will be a suspen sion of public judgments in relation to the merits of the quarrel between Gen. Mac- Ca-kthy and Col. Bexd until the verdict of the court has been rendered. THE BIG SCARE. All the probabilities are that the people of Minneapolis suffered from an unneces sary panic yesterday because of an appre hension that their great water power was I Boon to be destroyed. The experience of a few years ago, when a real danger did threaten them, has had the effect of making them more nervous than they might otherwise be. The unwise action of the city officials and leading property holders, who went into a secret caucus to consult in relation to the apprehended danger and then refused to communicate to<the public the result of I their deliberations, will probably have the effect of increasing the alarm which already existed. " The state ment of the government engineers, who made a personal inspection of the sewer, that there was no danger to be apprehended ought to have been sufficient to allay fears and to dismiss the subject entirely from the minds of the people. While the gentlemen who had charge of the investigation made yesterday were careful to caution the news paper reporters against sensationalism it seems never to have occurred to. them that they themselves were pursuing the very course that would create a sensation. All the theories about the volume of wa ter which has found its way into the new sewer, coining from the source of the en nepin county lake system, or being a break ; from the river, or the outlet of some suni en I lake, are chimerical. When the truth ■• ! ascertained our Minneapolis friends vrL find that the new « wen -v < stein is giving C»v'.A'- ! i what they have always untied -good under ; drainage. We have no disposition to dic tate to Minneapolis what it should do in this matter, but it does occur to the ordinary observer that the sewerage system which the city 'has commenced to construct is the Avisos* improvement it has ever undertaken, and it would be folly to abandon it at this stage because of in imaginary danger that St. Anthony falls will be undermined, and the consequent destruction of its great water power. At the same time, in view of the fact that an alarm has been Bounded, and there will be future un easiness until the matter is definitely set tled, the council will be compelled to go ahead and make a thorough investigation. And it', after such an investigation, it should turn out that we are wrong in our opinions, and that there really exists the danger which is dreaded, then in a spirit of sisterly kindness we extend an invitation to our Minneapolis neighbors to move right over to St. l'aul, where they will find a i-hy built on a rock foundation and which will not fall when the rains descend upon it or the Hoods come against it. IJAXK ROBBERIBS. Referring to the discussion which is go ing 011 among bank officers regarding the best means of preventing such thefts ami defalcations as have of laic been unusually frequent, the New York Tribune repeats tiie statement of a prominent bank presi dent in that city, who, in speaking of this matter recently, pointed to a package of small size containing $1,080,000, and said that ir was wholly Impossible to prevent the robbery of a bank by its trusted clerks and officers, that any one of them might carry off such ■ package without the knowledge of the president or any associates in the bank. In comparing the old methods of banking with the new the Tribune concludes that the change in the management of banks be cause of the expansion and rapid commer cial system of modern times is the principal cause for the increase of the crime of bank robbing. In the old days the banker made it liis business to acquaint himself with the character, the circumstances, the conduct, the associates and the daily bearing of his trusted subor dinates. In these days such watchfulness would be resented even by the most honest. The Tribune says: "No man becomes a thief on the instant or by accident. No man, who has a fair position and a good standing in society, suddenly wrecks it and destroys his future, and puts himself within the reach of the law, without a gradual change in his circumstances, in his conduct and in his mode of regarding his duties. In every case of defalcation or fraud it comes to light that there had been for some time a change in the conduct, in the habits, in tho associates, or in the business interests of the guilty subordinate, which, if the officers of tlie bank had noticed it, would have put them on their guard. The question is a proper one, whether the old-time watchful ness and fidelity would not bring back to us much of the old-time safety. It is said that crimes would often be prevented if photo graphs of all the persons employed in every bank were kept constanlly on hand. It is urged too, with great truth, that a better extradition treaty, which would secure the prompt return of crimiuals from Canada or from Great Britain, would go very far to prevent offenses of this character. Ami this is true. But no precautions which the law can possibly take will ever be so effec tive in the prevention of wrongdoing as daily, constant, kindly, but faithful and un sleeping watchf ulness of all those who hold fiduciary positions regarding the conduct of all those with whom they are associated." JXSECT EATING. Why Not Eat Insects? is the title of a book recently published by a distinguished naturalist in favor of the consumption by man of insects as an article of food. There has been a discussion of long duration be tween Bible students in attempting to reconcile modern ideas to John the Bap tist's diet of locusts and wild honey. The modern prejudice against insect eating has been so strong that even orthodox believers have had their faith shaken in the story that as good a man as Jonu would voluntarily go out into the wilderness to satisfy a depraved appetite by subsisting on such an abominable insect as the locust. The naturalist who is seeking to lead the world back to the mod est taste of the days of the first century says that the non-consumption of insects is wholly clue to prejudice. Having made a personal investigation of the matter, the author of tlie book affirms that the insect of fers the best and most nutritious food. In support of this argument he cites the fact that all insect-eating birds are the most nutritious and best flavored, and that they get this flavor from the insects they con sume. The best fish are those that live on insects. He sees no use in man enjoying the insect flavor second-handed through birds and fish, but thinks that w r e ought to eat the insects ourselves instead of leaving the superb enjoyment to the woodcock or the trout. He has made one important dis covery in this connection. He finds that the insects of finest flavor and most nutri tious are the ones most injurious to vegeta tion. When our prejudices have been dis pelled and our tastes adapted to the use of insect diet, what a pleasant sense of re venge, in addition to the luxury of it, we will enjoy, as we can go out among our po tato vines in the early morning to gather a mess of Colorado beetles for breakfast! How the good people of Kansas will enjoy their savory dishes of fried grasshoppers, or the California vine dressers their locust stews. Or what a gamy, spicy, peppery flavor cotton or tobacco worm pie will have for the Southern epicure. Thinking of these delicious morsels it is no wonder this emi nent naturalist asks why we do not eat in sects. THE INDIAN PROBLEM. In his talk with the Globe this morning Col. Bobkbt S. Gardner, the oldest In dian inspector in the service of the United States government, dispels the prevalent belief that the Indian races are rapidly dying out. He says that instead of becom ing extinct they are holding their own in nearly every tribe. Col. Gaedneii's ex perience among the Indians entitles his opinions to great weight, and in this par ticular his statement is confirmed by the imperfectly-taken census of the Indian tribes, which shows that they are not de creasing hi numbers to any perceptible ex tent. Col. Gardner's opinion that the solution of the Indian problem is in educa tion aud the acquisition of. property by them is bo much in accordance with any common sense view of the situation that there should be no controversy about the correctness of it. The fact that he has observed consid erable improvement in the condition of the Indians since efforts toward educating them have been made is valuable testimony in behalf of an educational policy. A JTTTCY L.EMON. As an illustration of the way the assets of a bankrupt insurance company are grabbed np without benefiting the unfortu nate policy holders the St. Louis Republi can relates the disposition of the fund be longing to the Columbia Life Insurance company, as it was developed by a suit brought by an attorney in the circuit court of St. Louis against the receiver of the company. This company had been in the hands of the receiver for several years for the purpose of winding up its affairs and distributing its moneys to its creditors, and here are the figures showing how the work has been done: Total receipts, §32fi,857; total expenses, $391,730; balance to be dis tributed to claimants, §105,137. Of the total receipts two-thirds go for expenses :.;;il one-third to honest claimants. From a st.idy of the items in the expense account it must beatrood thins to be a referee in THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MOUNTING, JXJJXE 9, 1880. an insurance receivership; it is still a better thing to be a receiver; and it is the best thing of all to be the receiver's attorneys. There is 121,183 paid to referees, $01,231 paid to the receiver for salary and expenses, and $81,820 to attor neys. Of the SSI, 820 paid out to attorneys, 8:;!!. 409 went to one law firm, 913,805 to another, $7,823 to another, $0,000 to an other, $7,823 to one lawyer and .«l 5 l)00 to another; and as if that was not enough, 813,881 more was paid out for miscellane ous attorney fees. . From these figures it will be seen that it takes an extraordinary amount of law of a high order, to perform the simple process of settling up the busi ness of an ordinary life insurance company. Or the receivership of such a company is a very juicy lemon. ONLY ONE BOSS. The Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times says that Illinois is without a boss in the selection of men for federal positions. Illinois must feel quite lonely, for it is a long time since that state has been without a political boss. But in her loneliness Illinois has one crumb of comfort left to soothe her wretchedness. This is : the first administration for many years in which there are no deputy almoners of federal patronage. It happens this time that the president himself is the only boss. And being a jealous boss he will have no other bosses to sit around him as presi dential monitors. One strong reason for putting the Democratic party into power was to get rid of tho boss system in politics. Mr. Cleveland seems to have a pretty clear conception of what he was elected for .so far as boss rule is concerned. In the lan guage of the ring he has knocked it out in ' the first round. •So after all Illinois is not suffering much from the lack of a boss. She is in just about as good a fix as her sister states who have bosses, and will fare just as comfortably under this administration as if there were a dozen Illinois bosses in Washington. Politically tho Chicago Tribune is a hide bound offensive partisan. But when it gets out of politics it broadens out and widens up in its views as thoroughly as any newspaper in the country. ■ It has come out a strong advocate of the whipping post as the proper punishment for woman and child beaters. It says: "The wretch who boats his wife or mother should be taken to the whipping-post and punished in kind. He should bo stripped and tied up and a stalwart negro should be employed to give him as many lashes 011 the bare back as the court shall order. There is no other way of reaching the sensibilities of these brutes. They would appreciate pun ishment of this kind, and they would never incur the risk of a repetition of the flogging. The moral effect of one sound flogging would deter fifty or a hundred other scoundrels from maltreating their mothers or wives." .. A report from the bureau of statistics in regard to the range and ranch cattle business of the United States shows that the cattle ranches embrace 1,365,000 square miles, and therefore constitute nearly 44 percent, of tho total area of the United States. ' All this ter ritory is devoted to beef. More than 7,500,000 graze on the green plains east of the Rocky mountains, and their value reaches the snug little sum of ?:?00,00l),000. It is rather a sig nificant fact, however, that 21,000,000 acres of this grazing land, together with the herds thereon, arc owned by English syndicates and English noblemen. — . -*._ The liberality displayed by President Fogg in the appointment of his school committees is a matter of congratulation. It would be a fortunate thing if partisan or factional in fluence could be entirely removed from our school boards. As long as it cannot be done, it is the part of wisdom for those who have control of these organizations to so adjust matters that each member will feel it his privilege to have a voice and influence equal to that of any other member in framing legis lation for the promotion of tho educational interests of the city. The destruction of the line water power of St. Anthony falls would be a misfortune to St. Paul, as it would be the destruction of Minneapolis. It is to the interest of our peo ple as well as to the people of our sister city that a thorough investigation of the reported danger be made, and if there is any ground of apprehension let the fact be known and immediate steps be taken to remove the dan ger and to provide against its recurrence. The manufacture of glucose, or grape sugar, in this country, now employs a capital of $10,000,000 and 4,5^5 workmen who are yearly paid $2,058,750 in wages, consumes §13,703, --000 worth of raw and manufactured material yearly, and in the same time yields a product worth 818,270,000. The glucose sugar can" be made with profit, it is said, at 2 cents a pound. • . m The St. Louis Republican is of the opinion that injustice has been done to Mr. Bayard in accusing him of giving the South an ex cess of diplomatic and consular appoint ments. Up to last week he had made sixty nine appointments, of which the South has thirty and the North thirty-nine. The states that were in rebellion received twenty-one. • Secretary Bayard has struck from the consular regulations the paragraph which sets forth that "a declaration of an intention to become a citizen of the United States does not constitute a person a citizen within the meaning of the law." By striking out this paragraph Mr. Bayard reinstates a sound Democratic principle. When it was known that Bruce was to go out of the register's office all the Republican organs puckered their mouths ready to yell "rebel" as soon as his successor was ap pointed. But some how or other when Old Rosey stepped in the mouth puckers wouldn't work. An almanac 3,000 years old, found in Egypt, is in the British museum. Like other Egyp tian manuscripts, it is written on papyrus. The days are written in red ink, and under each is a figure followed by three characters signifying the probable state of the weather for that day. -^»- The New York World wants a convention of poker players called at an. early day to enact laws and lay down rules for this great national game. In order that the convention may be a success we nominate Editor Pulit zer for permanent chairman. ■*■ In order to meet the objection that waltzing is immoral because of the unhallowed laying on of hands a Charleston man advocates a series of belts and trunk handle attachments by which the whirling can be done without contact. ♦ Some people will be wicked enough to say that the Minneapolis folks got up their big water scare us a lever to work the govern ment for larger appropriations. It would be wicked to say. so. -V An Ohio man declined an office. But the Philadelphia Times remarks there is no occa sion for either excitement or alarm, as the office was a local one, without any salary at tached. • _ * The New York Tribune giving prominence in its columns to an article from the . pen ; of Charles A. Dana is one of the humorous anomalies of modern journalism. ...-.,. • The best intentions are sometimes followed by the most horrible consequences. A Ken tuckian fired at a cat, the other night, and killed a baby. - * • ' It is possible that Hoadly and Foraker may have another gubernatorial race in Ohio. And if so the result will be the same as two years ago. The Chicago Tribune doesn't like the Globe's definition of an offensive partisan. That is because the Tribune's party got licked. • Word comes from New York that the next craze is to be over equestrianism. Somebody is getting left, judging from the weather the last few days. — - — ' — ■ ■ • It is now definitely settled '■ that the oldest old Mason in the world is John . Tressider of Falmouth, England, Initiated Aug. 8, 1805, whilo the oldest ill America is C'apt. Sylvnnus Hatch of Port Levacea, Tex., who joined the ordorin 1809. !■ MEN OF NOTE.. Ex-Gov. Curtin of Pennsylvania says that while minister to llussia he spent 813,000 a year more than his salary. Gov. Hill of New York is a studious reader of the newspapers and keeps a scrap-book filled. with clippliugs on every conceivable subject. . A German editor who wanted to know if Bismarck owned the earth has been sent to jail for six mouths to flud out. ' Gehonjmo is a funny nuino for an Indian chief, but there is nothing funny in the way he has been pulling off white men's scalps of late. Perry Davis, the originator of the famous medicine known as. the "Pain Killer," has been in the Morcer county (Peun.) alms house for the past fifteen years. Secretary Manning is anxious to improve tho paper currency. If he could suggest some scheme for preventing its disappear ance ho would benefit both benedicts and bachelors. Tho pay of. a private soldier in the Russian army is half a cent a day. They can easily keep their minds on their duties as the thought of pay day does not get them excited. Evelyn Jen-old, whose death is announced from London, was a grandson of Douglass Jerrold and a versatile writer himself. Most of his life was spent in Paris, from which city he penned delightful letters to the Lon don World and Punch. Victor Hugo vised to express a desire that his grave might be made in tho little village churchyard of Villequier on the Seine, half way between Rouen und Havre, where his wife and his doughter and her husband were buried. . Henry Irving is in great demand in London. Since his return from America he has break fasted with Mr. Gladstone, dined with the Prince of Wales and the lord mayor of Lon don, lunched with the Duko of Edinburgh and supped with Baroness Coutts. Mr. George Peabody Wetmore, the New Yorker-Newport Governor of Rhode Island, was unknown to public life until he began his political career two years ago by pro fusely entertaining the then President Ar thur in his magnificent "Chateau sur Mer," on Bellevue avenue. It is understood that the appointment of Carl Schurz as financial agent and attorney of the foreign bondholders of the Philadelphia, New York & Buffalo railroad was tho result of recommendations of Henry Villard, who is still abroad, and that the retainer was $20,000. There are between $7,000,000 and 88,000,000 of the 825,000,000 of the bonded indebtedness held by a syndicate, whose headquarters are at Frankfort. TCSE FAIR SEX. A Boston man has applied for a divorce be cause his wife boils the beefsteak and shakes up the coffee. The edict of the law does not quite convince Mrs. John L. Sullivan that her black eye was an hallucination. Bismarck has an income of $6 per hour, and it is too bad that he hasn't an American wife to make his expenses $6.50. Miss Cleveland used to write very graceful verses a few years ago. The fact of her giv ing up poetry for prose shows she is a sensi ble woman. The Republican postmistress at Napoleon, Mich., forestalled her removal by marrying the Democrat who is to be her successor. Miss Helen Taylor, the step-daughter and protege of John Stuart Mill, an efficient mem ber of the London school board and an advo cate of women's suffrage, has accepted a nomination to Parliament. A daughter of Gen. Kearney is a favorite in Washington. She is a tall, attractive blonde, with a Willowy figure, and is modest enough to drive daily in an unpretentious dog cart. Dorothy Dene is the name of a new London beauty who promises to become a rival of Mary Anderson and Mrs. Laugtry. She is said to be very beautiful, though still quite young. Mrs. Millionaire McKay of Florence, fre quently confounded with Mrs. Bonanza Mackay of Paris, is the wife of Gordon Mc- Kay of Boston, who made a large fortune by inventing a sewing machine for boots and shoes, which presumably gives the McKays the standing they have abroad and in Boston. An exchange says of a young lady with three arms ''She could put two arms around a man's neck while she turned pancakes with the other." This seems useless. It is a very poor man who cares for pancakes under those circumstances, we may remark. Frances E. Willard says that when the ideal woman arrives no husband will dare register at a hotel as "John Smith and wife." Wo presume Miss Willard would have the the ideal woman register as "Mrs. J. Smith and husband." This will probably be the custom when women pay the hotel bills. m* Tlie Globe*'s Chief Merit. Foreman, D. T., Chronicle. The Globe needs no recommendation from the press as it is well known already as the thriftiest and neatest paper published in the Northwest. The Globe contains the essence of the wire and the mail, and nothing of im portance or public interest escapes its col umns. It has gained wide fame as being the first paper to publish the account of Kiel's capture, and not only this, but it contains news that other contemporaries are tardy in getting. So much for alacrity and get up and git. From its infancy the Globe has ad vanced until now it stands in the same rank with metropolitan journals. The news is con centrated into space which does not require an hour's reading to get the whole substance of, and this one merit is sufficient. It is sought by the business man and farmer as the paper best adapted to his business. ■». Notable Strikes. Lanesboro Journal. The St. Paul Globe we find one of tho best papers we meet; in arrangement, in matter, in manner. It has made of late some notable strikes In securing early telegraphic news. Its editorials are able, often admirable. We congratulate Mr. Baker on the brilliant suc cess he has won in his new field of labor. . Always Ahead. Lake Benton News. The St. Paul Globe has scored several "scoops"on its contemporaries during the past few days. The Globe is well managed, clev erly edited and is taking its place in the front rank of Western journalism. Its worst fea ture is nits politics, which isn't so bad when one considers that it is edited by a Virginian. Its editorials are particularly good. The Effect of It. The favor with which a portion of the press has received the address of the distinguished economist, Mr. Stephen B. Elkins, delivered before the alumni of the Missouri State uni versity, has encouraged the Hon. Abram Buzzard to come from the Welsh mountains and go into training for the lecture platform. "*V "Where Bisinleg^ation Sets In. . Philadelphia Times. An "old Democrat in Ohio" has discovered "signs of disintegration in the Democratic party." The other fellow probably got the office. Found the Plunder. Indianapolis, Ind., June B.— This morning the police made a descent upon a den occupied by Frank Whitney, a noted local desperado, and several colored coir panions. "Whitney met them with revolver in hand and several shots were exchanged, only one of which did execution, wounding Whitney in the arm. The entire party was captured , and j taken to prison. A large quantity of the stolen goods were recovered. It is believed these are the parties guilty of numerous acts of highway robbery recently in this comunity. Tramp Troubles. - Centkalia, 111., June B.— a week or so a number of tramps have been at work picking berries, as usual at this season. Some of them were more saving than others and had kept the money earned. Yesterday the industrious members of the fraternity were cornered by their fellow-tramps, -who, with oaths and threats secured all the money in the crowd. , A teamster named Myers was also robbed of 3350, A num ber of the tramps have been arrested, and the jail is full to almost overflowing. Apples are the youth, new cider the mid dle age and vinegar the old age of human- Whitehall Times. FREIGHT EATES EAST. No Eoad Having Any Standard, But all Meeting the Outs of Their Competitors. Commissioner Gorman Gone to Montreal to Induce the Grand Trunk tg Out Bates. No Business of Any Importance Done by thi' Transcontinental Asso ciation Thursday. New Lino From Dubuque--East- Bound Passenger Hates De moralized. Low Rates on Flour and Grain. The low rate of 11 cents on grain and Hour, claimed to have been made from Chi cago to New York, and VZ% cents to Boston, by the Michigan Central and Blue lines, is said to be not general or agents of the Blue fast freight line in St. Paul would have been notified, which they claim they were not. This eleven-cent rate, if it was really made on Saturday, is the lowest that has been quoted in live years, when a seven cent rate was general for two days, and then rates were restored and tariff strictly adhered to. The general opinion in St. Paul is that if even one of the Eastern trunk lines were to reduce the rate below a paying basis, or below what it really costs to transport the business, the different lines in a few days would be only too glad to meet and agree to maintain rates, but as it is there is very little business moving, and what there is the railroads take at a small margin above the cost of handling it. If there should be no adjustment of affairs that will lead to a resumption of rates, say railroad men, there will be a very serious decrease of net earnings shown in the state ments of the different companies during the months of June, July, August and Septem ber. The utmost vigilance on the part of the officials of the company and the most vigorous economy cannot increase the quan tity of freight which the country has to transport. The positive amount of fre'ght to be moved is a matter that is beyond the ability of any railroad company to control, but each corporation necessarily endeavors to carry all it can because any small profit made over the absolute expense of moving a train is so much toward meeting other outlays. As the New York Central or the West Shore puts the tariff down it is necessary that the competing lines shall meet the cut or lose their business. Either horn of the dilemma is disastrous, but it is thought best to make the reduction, because business is thereby retained which would otherwise seek other channels and be lost to those roads that re fused to meet the cut, when rates shall have been restored. The roads have all re duced salaries largely so that little more can be done in that direction. The outlook, therefore, is not at all exhilarating, especially as the Vanderbilt lines seem de termined to continue the Eastern trunk line war as long as possible. Sentiment at Chicago. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 8. — East-bound freight rates were in a badly muddled condition to day, no road having any particular stand ard, the majority, however, claiming that they are out of the market at anything under 13c per 100 pounds to New York. A 11>£ cent rate was made by one road giving the shipper the full benefit of that rate and acting on the theory that it was better to openly what it claimed the other lines are doing secretly. Many prominent railroad men are advocating the policy of establishing an open 10 cent rate believing that some contracts have been made on that basis, and that if all agreed the rate would bring the presi dents and managers to their senses quicker than the present confusion and half-hearted system. By agreement between the Balti more & Ohio and Ohio river pool lines, demoralization is kept out of Virginia and Southern coast territory. Hates are maintained to Lynchburg and Richmond at 17 cents, and to Washington 12 cents per 109 pounds. Rates are still badly cut into the Middle states on all classes of freight and the fight is as fierce over that traffic as over seaboard business. Dubuque to St. Paul. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 8. — The Dubuque & Northwestern road has contracted with the Minnesota Loan and Debenture company for the construction of fifty miles of new road, beginning at Dubuque and joining the new line of the Minnesota & Northwest ern Railroad company so as to make a continuous line from Du buque to St. Paul. The new road will be a rival of the Dubuque & Sioux City road and of the Cedar Falls & Minnesota branch. With a view of heading off the coming .ival, work has been commenced on the Dubuque & Dakota railroad to build eastward from Sunnier, in Fayette county, to a junction with the main line of the Sioux City road at Manchester or Farley. The road from Sunnier east will be on the territory of the Dubuque & Northwestern railroad, and is an effort to occupy the territory ahead of a new road, The Dubuque & Northwestern railroad will be built whether the extension is made eastward from Sumner or not. The Passenger Trouble. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June 8. — The regular weekly meeting of local passenger agents of the Eastern trunk lines was held at the office of Joint Agent Moore to-day. The situa tion was discussed especially in reference to Chicago & Atlantic tickets, which are selling at brokers' offices at from §1.50 to $2 below the regular rates, to the demoralization of the adopted tariff. As that road refuses to attend a meeting or be governed by its decisions the problem of keeping up rates in the face of its deter mination is rather a difficult one. It was finally agreed that several agents should collect all of the in formation on the subject possible and turn' it over to the joint agent, who will then call a special meeting at which the proper action to take will be considered. Reduced rates are allowed to the Bible reading at Niagara on July 14 to Aug. 15, 1885; the American association of nursery men at Chicago, 111., June 17 to June 20, 18S5. Manitoba Traffic. Special to the Globe. Chicago, June B.— Commissioner George L. Carman has gone to Montreal to consult with grand trunk officials in reference to Manitoba freight, and to induce them, if possible, to reduce the tariff to a point in conjunction with other roads that would enable successful competition with the Can adian Pacific. The Northwestern Traffic association lines have lost the major portion of this business since the Canadian Pacific entered the field. Western Freight Agents' Association J. T. Clark, general freight agent of the Omaha line, returned yesterday from a meeting of the Western Freight association held at Denver last week. At this meeting thirty-five roads were represented. Paul Morton, general freight agent of the Chi cago, Burlington & Quincy road, was cho&en chairman, and he officiated in his usually popular way. The session lasted three days, and little business that con cerned the public, except the resolution not to abolish carload rates, was transacted. There was much talk without many points. Those who attended went to Denver, most of them, to enjoy themselves and they did. They discussed many details relating to the manner of doing business peculiar to each road, and many articles not named on the classification list were ordered to be classi fied. The Transcontinental meetings J. M. Hannaford, general freight agent of the Northern Pacific road,returued from Denver yesterday, where he attended a meet ing of the general freight agents and man agers in the Transcontinental association. Mr. Hannaford states that all the thirteen roads in the pool were represented, an At lantic-Pacific representative being chairman of the meeting. Many small matters, such as making rates on articles not named on the transcontinental freight tariff were attended to. But the most important matter was the question of the percentages awarded by the board of arbitrators, which was discussed without I any conclusion be-, ing reached, : principally because several of the representatives present were not ready to commit themselves, either for or against the award which was made at the former meeting at Denver. An adjourn ment was taken until next Thursday, when another meeting will be held in Chicago. The award of percentages allotted the several lines in transcontinental associa tion by the arbitrators, D. S. Gray of Columbus, O.; E. A. Ford of Pittsburg, andGeo. W. Bogue of Chicago, though not unsatisfactory to all the lines are not ap proved of sufficiently to insure" harmonious relations among all the lines parties to the agreement, and at the Chicago meeting, the complaints of . those lines to which the award is not entirely satisfactory will be submitted to arbitration, and if deemed advisable a new award will be made. Local Notes. General Claim Agent Ford of the North ern Pacific road left yesterday forMissoula. Howard J. Ball, general freight agent of the Erie road at Philadelphia, was in the city yesterday. Sells Bros.' circus will go over the North ern Pacific road exhibiting at towns on the line as far west as Bismarck. W. C. Combs went out to Yakima, W. T., a few clays ago and purchased 2,000 head of cattle which he will ship to Miles City. ; , Reports were received at the Manitoba office yesterday that there was frost on the Northern division, but no damage was done to wheat. The Omaha directors who were up to Bayfield and Washbum returned to St. Paul yesterday afternoon and will proceed to Pierre to-day. E. Ramsey of Miles City is at Pendleton, W. T., buying i, 200 head of cattle which he will ship from Wallula into Montana via the Northern Pacific road. . Judge Chandler, general agent for tlie Milwaukee & St. Paul road in St. Paul, left yesterday on a trip to the East. He will be gone about a month. The ladies' and gentlemen's waiting rooms at the Milwaukee passenger depot at Minneapolis are being repainted and frescoed in a very tasty manner. Ex-Senator Alexander Caldwell, from Lea worth, Kan., has been visiting in Idaho, and called at the Northern Pacific office yesterday on his way home. N. P. Hallowell. a director of the North ern Pacific road, and Mr. William Endicott, ex-president of the Oregon Transcontinental road, went west over the Northern Pacific in a special car yesterday. S. F. Boyd, general passenger agent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis road, in an in terview yesterday expressed the opinion that there will be a rate war before long, but said it would not be precipitated by the Minneapolis & St. Louis road. Commencing June 15, the following ex cursion rates will be made by the Northern Pacific road to Detroit lake and return: From St. Paul and Minneapolis, $10; Duluth, $9; Brainerd, 83.70; Glyndon, 551.50; Moorhead, $1.85; Fargo. 81.90; Cas selton, $2.90; Jamestown, 86.55. The limit of the ticket is thirty days. On Sunday from twenty-five to thirty people from' St. Paul and Minneapolis, who were out on Lake Minnetonka in small boats when the wind came up, were taken over to the farther shore and were unable to catch the 4:55 train home. The Mani toba was notified of it and obligingly dis patched a special train to bring them home, leaving the lake at 7 o'clock. The changing of the running schedule of .Canadian Pacific trains from Winnipeg to Emerson has caused such a furore that Gen eral Freight and Passenger Agent Kerr of the Western division of the line arrived in St. Paul yesterday, intending, it is stated, to arrange some plan with the Manitoba company so that close connection will be made at Emerson and Gretna for St. Paul and Winnipeg. Word was received at the Northern Pa cific office yesterday that Wyatt & Ross will ship 4,000 cars of cattle from Spokane Falls to Miles City, Mont., June 15: C. S. Hobson has 2,700 head to ship from Lird and Wallula this month; Londom & Lord will ship 600 head from Lird; George Wells, 800 head from Wallula; Rosenbaum & Meyers, 500 head from Yakima; Henry Siber, 800 head from Sprague; Anceny, 2,000 head from Wallula, and Brodenbury 1,600 head from Wallula. General Miscellany. The Missouri Pacific Railway company has declared a quarterly dividend of 1% per cent., payable July 1, 1885. The joint executive committee of the passenger agents of Chicago will not call a meeting of the Western lines until after the meeting of the trunk lines Tuesday next. The meeting of the Central committee will be held in Chicago June 16. The gross earnings of the Chicago & Al ton for the fourth week in May were 8147, --549, against 8 157, 123 for the corresponding week last year; decrease, 839,574. The gross earnings for the month of May were $588,553, against $652,061 for the same month last year; decrease, $64,108. The decrease in gross earnings thus far this year amounts to $154,201. The Chicago & Northwestern has just is sued a new emigrant moveables tariff from Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee to the fol lowing stations: Algona, la., 845 per car; Britt, la., $43; Cannon Falls. Dundas and Faribault, Minn., 845; Grand Junction, la., $45; Hawarden, la., $55; Northfield, Minn., $45; Prairie Junction, Minn., $55; Sheldon, la., $55; Sioux City, la., $50; Sioux Falls, Dak., 800. - ' • in ' * ' Sunday Maces at Chicago. Chicago, June — At the West Side driving parks yesterday some advertised horse racing occurred. Several members of the Third Presbyterian church attended in order to observe the nature of the sport, so that they might give testimony in the pro posed litigation with a view of restraining Sunday races. Other West Side churches sent similar committees. After his sermon last evening the Rev. Dr. Kettfidge of the Third church requested the members of the committee to meet him in the church par lors and report the result of their investiga tions. The committee was in session about twenty minutes, during which time about ten written statements were presented. It was the intention to use the statements as affidavits in suits for an injunction to be brought. When asked what the results of the conference were, Dr. Kettridge said: "Committees were sent to the Chicago driv ing park, Washington boulevard and Doug las park, and the reports are all that we ex pected or hoped for. We cannot make them public now, as it would be poor policy to publish the testimony. . We expect to produce it in court in a day or two. We have Leonard Sweet and J. C. Gould en gaged and in a day or two we hope to bring the matter up in 'court and can then publish what we have learned. " Sheet Mill Started Up. .' Pittsburg, Pa., June 8. — The sheet de partment of Phillips, Nimiclc & Co. Sligo Iron works started up, non-union, this morning, all the old men but one returning to work. It is understood that the amalga mated scale of wages will be paid. The iEtua works of Spang, Chalfaiit & Co. was also expected to resume, but enough men could not be obtained and the furnaces are still cold. The strike is one week old to-day, and a settlement seems further off than when the mill closed down. Eleven firms in this district and two out of Pitts burg have signed the scale. The others are idle, with no indications of an early re sumption. • '••■■ Nude but Not Naughty. Chicago, June — Charles Bradford, a colored man, 20 years old, escaped from the county hospital last night, while suffering . from delirium consequent upon typhoid fever. He was in an almost nude condi tion. He ran along Robey street to Van Buren, where he boarded a street car, cre ating a panic among the passengers. He was." captured at Western avenue , by an officer, but he escaped from the policeman and ran around the neighborhood, causing general consternation. ! He finally entered the house of Mr. Elkins, where he was re captured and returned to the hospital. '!■'■■• . ' ' .■*■■■■■ MIDDLETON 'AFTER BIG BEAR He Will Join Strange and Start in Pursuit at Once. The House of Commons Cheer at Newt I'roni the Front. ■ > Special to the Globe. Winnipeg; June B.— Dispatches from the front to-day have been meagre. Mid dleton is now well on his way to join Steele with . 300 mounted men and the- two Gatlings. When united the force ! will number, nearly four hundred and will make a lively pursuit of .Big Bear. The latter is reported to. have gone north to ward Beaver river. Middleton. hopes to I come up with him by Tuesday. A part of the Midland battalion has gone to join Strange's force, which will move eastward to Cold Lake, Col. Irvine's force will go from Prince Albert towards Green Lake, and the Indians will, thus be pretty well surrounded. Whether they will be caught or whether they will tight is uncertain. Strange at Frog: Lake. Special to the Globe. ■ Fjboq Lake, June 5, via. Battleford, June B.— Gen. Strange's column arrived here this evening. We are taking forced I marches in order to head off Big j Bear, who is thought to be making for Cold Lake, where he has supplies cached at Portage Beaver crossing. Capt. Vallmney's and .Smith's companies of the Winnipeg Light infantry are with us, having arrived from Edmonton, The infantry i force, including two companies of the Sixty-fifth battalion, numbers about 325 strong, and are badly in need of a mounted force, having only thirty-live, Steele's men being with Middleton who is follow ing Big Bear's trail. The men are in good health and will follow the Indians to the north pole if nec essary. They discovered an ludian cache near the trail to-day, secured fifty sacks of flour and thirteen sides of bacon. The scouts just in report no signs of the enemy. The weather is wet and cold. List off the Escaped Prisoners. Special to the Globe. Ottawa, Ont., June B.— ln the Com mons to-day Hon. A. P. Caron read the following telegram amid cheers: Camp sixteen miles from Ft. Pitt, June 5, via Qu'Appelie, June 7. News is just received that McKay and eight scouts of Gen. Strange's force have brought in Mrs. Delaney and Mrs. Gowanlock and eight men, five half-breeds and two Wood Crees, who were encamped by themselves. The breeds say they have been prisoners and one of the Crees is the man who let Mr. and Mrs. Quinnie and the other three men escape. We go on to-morrow after Big Bear. Shall keep up communication with Fort Pitt. Frederick Middletox. Maj. Gen. Fort Pitt, June 6, via Straubenzie, June 7. Have opened the telegraph office about twenty miles from here. Gen. Middleton is after Big Bear. Gen. Strange is at or near Frog Lake. ' The following prisoners escaped recently from Big Bear, ar riving in camp yesterday: Mrs. Delany, Gowanlock, Dufresne, Simp son, Gladu, wife and child, Mocean, wife and four children; Pritchard, wife and eight children; Alfred Smith, wife and four children, Husel, wife and one child. Abra ham Motts, wife and six children, Gregory Donaire, • Peter Blondin, Andre Dreneau, Henry Dufresne, two of Simpson's step sons, two Indians and two squaws. The prisoners are all well. B. Vox STRAtTB c XZIE. LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS. Last night Officer W. H. Hughes of Mad ison, Wis., assisted by Detectives Quintan and Gleason, arrested David McKay, for horse stealing. The horse was stolen in Chicago and sold in Madison.- Annual Y. ITS. C. A. Meeting. The annual Y. M. C. A. meeting drew out such an immense attendance that the ordinary quarters in the Syndicate block were entirely inadequate to the accommoda tion of the crowd and Philharmonic hall was borrowed for the occasion. Even it was crowded to overflowing, and the ves tibule was full. Judge Ell Torrance pre sided, and General Secretary Elliott was as sisted in his unusual duties by the entire corps of special secretaries. After the re ligious exercises the routine work and re ports were taken up and their consideration continued until 10 o'clock, when Mr. Gland, a delegate from the international associa tion, was introduced and made an interest ing and encouraging address. — v Good Bye Mac kin. Chicago June B. Renewed interest in the election fraud case has been developed to-day by the confession of Charles E. Gil more, who was arrested for perjury, on the trial of Mackin and Gallagher in the United States district court. Gilinore's perjury consisted in an attempt to show that th« tickets found in the Eighteenth ward ballot box had been printed prior to the election, while the facts were clear that they were printed after the election and sub stituted for ballots regularly cast. Gilmore now makes an affidavit that the scheme of perjury was prepared by Mackin. Gilmor,e also confessed to-daj that he participated in the substitution oi the ballots, and declares that the whole af fair was arranged by Mackin, Gallagher and a New York "fine worker,'" whom he de scribed to the authorities. Gihnore carried the bogus tickets to the county clerk's of fice early on Monday, Nov. 24. and then gave the envelope to Thomas Dwyer, cash ier of the county clerk's office, a person who has never hitherto been mentioned in connection with the crime. Indictments Against Ward and Fish. New York, June S. — Two more indict ments were found by the grand jury to-day against Ferdinand Ward and James D. Fish, charging them with grand larceny in the first degree. Ward was arraigned in the court of over and terminer to-day. He pleaded not guilty, with leave to withdraw his plea and demurrer. The indictments charge the theft of .$190,000 from the Marine National bank against them. The larceny is alleged to have been committed on April 17, 1884. One indictment is for SSO.OOO and the other for 8110,000. The district attorney moved that Ward be taken from Ludlow street jail and incarcerated in the Tombs prison. This was opposed by Ward's counsel. The court decided to al low Ward to remain in Ludlow street jail until his trial was begun. Nebraska Railroad Commission. Special to the Globe. Lixcolx, Neb., June 8. — The state rail road commission was organized to-day. II consists nominally of the secretary of. state, auditor and auditor general. .To evade the - constitutional provisions as to the . increase of state officials the legislature constituted these the board and empowered them to each select a sec retary, who really constitutes the commis sion. They are C. H. Gere, B. It. Card ner and W. H. Buschow. Their powers are limited to investigation and report. . Not Overparticular. ;He was a tame curate in the wild, black country of Australia, and he was waiting in church to marry a couple of aborigines. . Enter one of them— the man in a hurry and in his working clothes, with his hands and face covered with antique dirt. "Aw've.kum to be wed." "You?" responded the curate aghast. "In that garb? It is most improper. Why, you are downright dirty." "Me dirty! Just wait till you see her!'* Not Any Just Then. "Are you fond of etchings?" asked th« young man who nad taken the hostess' pretty neice from the country down to sup per. "As a general thing, yes," she answered, looking up into his eyes with an engaging frankness that threatened havoc to his heart; "but," she added . hastily, as he started to say something pretty, . "not any to-night, thank you — is rather late. A very little of sherbet is all I care for." • ■ \- ■» — : — . War deferred niaketh the contractor sick. —Puck.