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J. B. Oliver, One of Milwaukee's Noted Speculators, Believed in Higher Prices for Wheat, — — — — _ And is Crushed Through His Error of Opinion— His Embarrassment Thought to be Only Temporary. The City Hall nt St. Peter Burned, En- ! tailing a Loss of six Thou waud Dollar*. A Peculiar Nebraska Insurance Case | In Which Twenty-Four Comp anies are Interested. A Bier Speculator iioe* Down. Special to the Globe. CHICAGO. Jan. — The report was re- j ceived in speculative circles at a little before j noon to-day that J. K. Oliver of Milwaukee, one of the best known Wheat traders in the ! West, had failed. The later reports, con- i firming tho first, added that the amount of money owed by him in Chicago was very small. He did business through Orr, Crit tenden & Comes, Rggieston & Co., and Pools, Sherman & Co., but owed them very trifling amounts. Hi.; Indebtedness is to the Milwaukee banks, and there it is believed to be large. Oliver ran a wheat comer at St. Louis two years ago, and tied up all tiie speculator! there. The? defaulted, arid the expense of litigation undoubtedly wiped oat a good deal of the profit, and at that time be vu considered to be worth 1300.000. lie was a plunger and traded as if worth 11,000,000. Until very recently Oliver was classed among the three or four other groat traders who live there. Bill Younjr, Sanderson, Peter McOeogh and .John Plankinton. lie bought in million-bushel lots and was a power here and there. lie spread his trades all over the country. 11.- was down to New York and would stay a whole Reason there and bull that market. He was at St. Louis when he ran his corner there I whole winter. lie is about 40 years old. and has always stood well with Mitchell and the other Mil waukee bankers. It is said in tho trade that the friendly-disposed banks have been carrying cash wheat for him for a year. Mr. Oliver attended a meeting of the ex- i position directors this evening and took an active part in the proceedings, and in no way acted like a man on whom ruin had fallen. When questioned about his failure lie replied that being long on wheat when the market war: at the lowest ebb of the century had caused him to succumb, but he felt certain that his embarrassment would only prove a temporary one. He declined to say what his plans were, or what his losses would amount to, but appeared con fident that he would soon be on his feet ' again. He is one of the most popular men on the floor of the Milwaukee chamber of commerce, and what few debts he may j have here will never bo poshed hard. About two years ago he engineered a wheat corner in St. Louis, and squeezed all the speculators. They got mad and defaulted, lie brought suits against them, and the ex pense of the litigation swallowed up most of the profits. St. Peter's City Hull Burned. Special to the Globe. St. Peter, Minn., Jan. — The city hall took fire to-day from a defective flue. The tire department responded promptly, but the bottom of the air-valve broke, which disabled the fire department. The building was completely burned. There was one room in the basement used as a Fchool-rootn, but the children were all taken out in good style. The loss amounts to 80,000: Insured in the .Etna for $1,000 and the Phoenix for 92,000. A Peculiar Insurance Case. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 21.— 1n the United States district court yesterday, toe jury in the Lcightoti A: Clarke insurance case, which had been but live days and had been brought from Omaha to Lincoln, brought in a verdict. The insurance was in twenty four companies, and the adjustment was $39,000. Thirteen companies paid in their proportion, and eleven refused to pay on the ground Of fraud by the linn. The firm sued the eleven lor the insurance, and the thirteen sued the firm to recover what they had paid in. The, verdict was against eleven companies for about three-fifths of the policies, aud in favor of the thirteen to reduce what they paid in to the same pro portion. The whole amount of the adjust ment was $39,000. The amount the firm will recover will be about 524,000. A Terror to Evil-Doer*. Special to the Globe. MooßiißA.o.Jan. 21 — District court closed this evening. Judge Collins sentenced Mi chael Scbott to 20 months In state prison; Joseph Green, 7 months; A. B. Jeffer son and John Pott, ." months each in the county jail, and Louis Sladen, 4 months. Judge Collins baa been a terror to evil doers. The News says of him: His course and ratings, his fearlessness In speaking out against vico and disregard of law and pood morals has thrown the lawless Into a groat dread. They see that there is vet a chance thai conviction and imprison ment will follow the perpetration of oßeuses, and the prison ban ate made to appear too plainly within the range of their vinous to make it a pleasant prospect. This tern of court will be remembered by the best people with gratitude towards tbe presiding judge, who has stirred the tide of crime, vice and disorders and imbued those classes which liave no respect for the good name, credit and morals of a community with a ■wholesome dread of the sanctions and punishments of the law, and will deter thorn from committing many offenses which they would commit without this example of Justice before them. FAITH CURE. Evangelist Brown's Itcmarkable Work with Prayer. Special to the Globe. Owatoxnw. Minn.. Jan. 21. — The city is agog wth the reported "faith-cure*' of Mrs. 11. ("ramps, who lias been confined to her bed for six weeks, and has been ailing for over a year. She has been ailing with gastric fever and consumption. Evangelist Brown prayed with her yesterday forenoon, when she arose and ate a hearty dinner the first in many days, and to the surprise of every one attended the revival meetings in the evening, she walked to the pulpit and announced her cure, and asked all to come to Jesus, the physician of the soul and body, causing great enthusiasm among the faithful. It is reported that the evan gelist will go out in the country six links to-day to pray for the cure of Mrs. Austin, who has been bedridden for six yean. The revival meetings increase in interest daily. A Itlizzard It as* in 2:. Special to the Globe. AT I'IIT.STOXK. Pipes-tone. Minn.. .lan. 21.— A blind- Ing blizzard, the worst of the season. set in here from the Northwest at 0:30 this even ing, accompanied by some snow, which is drifting very badly. Prospects are that no trains will be in on the Burlington and that «11 roads will be blockaded before morning. The thermometer stands 10 ° below. AT MORRIS. Special to the Globe. Morris, Minn., Jan. 21. — A blizzard has just struck town. The wind is blowing at a hard rate from the northwest. The weather is growing colder, and, with con siderable light snow upon the ground, a bad storm is feared. AT BKMMMr, Special to the Globe. Benson. Minn., Jan. 21.— We have a regular blizzard. It is 26 ° below, and the wind is blowing furiously from the west. The snow fell three inches last night, and it is all in the air now. MM tost Two Fingers. Special to the Globe. Morris, Minn., Jan. 21. — Last evening Miss ICorrill lost the first and second fingers of her left hand on the power press in the Tribune office. An lowa t'orser Arrested. Special to the Olol»-. DM Moinkr, la.. Jan. 21.— William A. High, claiming to reside at East Nodaway, this state, was to-day arrested and jailed on the charge of forgery and obtaining money Boost fUSß pcetetttS. Re attempted to ob tain a loan troni the Central Trust roinpany of thh city u;»oii a valuable farm. The name, ot the county recorder was forgeil to a c-eituif-ate of mortgage record, and there were other irreK'iUntie-. about the papers. The fraud was discovered none too »oou to prevent its consummation. DAiutnn.il. 1 The Wisconsin Convention— Tlic Al bert Lea 71 lint The twentieth annual convention of the , Northwestern Dairymen's association will be held at the opera house in the city of ' 15e10,t, Wis., commencing Tuesday, Feb. ' ; 10. and continuing tour days. i..- associ j ation, the largest in membership of any or ganization of iiie kind in the United States, ; has become famous on account of the ex ceeding great value of its yearly conventions in bringing to the front the best dairy ihougut of the times. It comprise* in its member- : ship some of the bum! d ited and successful da irymen in the Northwest The addiesscs forged iroin the close practical experience j of I nine men, and the discussions which j follow invariably bring out a multitude of ! valuable truths lor the instruction of those tuml listen. Every man who i-> wrestling I with the problem of "how to make the cow pay" should attend this convention, iieloit ' is situated in .Southern Wisconsin, ou the i .Madison division of me Chicago & North- | western railway and the ttaeuie A: South western division of the Chicago, Milwaukee i & CM. Paul railway. Reduced railroad lure wi.; be ali'orded to all who attend and be come members of the convention. A very interesting program has been pre- I pared, embracing in the subjects discussed ail branches of the dairy question. Full . opportunity lor the exhibition of dairy machinery will be afforded and breeders of ' ; dairy cattle are invited to attend the con vention and exhibit selections from their ; herds. W. D. Hoard, president, Part ; Atkinson, Wis.; R. P. McGimcy, secretary, ; Elgin, 111. The following letter will explain itself: Wells, Minn., Jan. 18. — K. C JucUon, 1.-j.. Secretary Minnesota fttan- Dairymen's Asso i ciation — 1 am Instructed by the Holsteln breeder** Association of Minnesota to otter In audition to our r— iilnr premium li.it for > our ; ■net annual ineuilnir. J-*ti. 8.3,4 «mi 5, at Albert Lea, the Mini of $10 .is a premium for | the lloistcin butler that lakes your llr-t premium over all other l.iuu-r ' [ shown at your meeting. Atliiiavjt- to bo presented, that the butter as caowa wee made of cream from tin- milk of Hoistein cows. This means dairy butter of coureo. 1 I urn also empowered by the J>we.i Nursery company of LukeUl.v. Minn., to offer 1-5 grape viucs, worth S^. r >, us a prcmiiiin lor Hoi stein butter, to be placed where the ex amining board SftSSM and to bo awarded at our coming 1 mectiujr. M. J. Mvf.ks. Secretary llolstein Breeders' Association. .11 any Insurance Suits. Special to the Globe. Madison, Wis., Jan. 21. — Insurance Commissioner Spooner has decided to bring suits against the following insurance com panies: Mercantile of Mobile; Baal Texas I of Tyler, Tex.; Vanderbilt Mutual.Memphis; I I Mutual Fire, Philadelphia; Home Mutual, Tennessee; Southern, New Orleans: Wash ington Fire and Marine, Mobile; Freeman's, New Orleans. The attorney general of tho state has decided that policies of companies not authorized to do business in this state are void. A Wisconsin Poninaator. Washington, Jan. 21. — Among the senate confirmations to-day was that of William 11. Elgar, to be postmaster at , Platteviile, Wis. OWATOXSA. The Homo of ITlany Distinguished lHiiine»oiiau«. Owatonna, Minn. .Jan. 20.— Owatonna, the county seat of Steelo county. Minne sota, is situated in next to the southern tier 1 of counties, on the crossing of the Chicago .v Northwestern railroad and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, sixty-live miles south of St. Paul and eighty-five miles east of Winoiia. Although the city has grown very little in population during I the last five years, it has increased in wealth and substantial buildings and busi ness houses. The causes of its standstill were numerous, the greatest of which was j that so many of our young men left for the great West to take homesteads and tree claims, and they not only went by the hundreds every - year. but took teams, fanning implements and money with them. The state fair was held here during tho two years of greatest depression, and many who came here were not as favorably impressed as they would have been if the weather had been favora ble and the times had been better. After losing the state fair the citizens did not sit down to bemoan their fate. It acted as an additional impulse to renewed exertions, and for its size there are lew towns show ing more activity. The population is about 4,000, numberning many men of na tional reputation. The city is situated on Straight river, which furnishes power for Simpson's roller nulls and could be made to furnish still more power. The city owns a park, one and one-half miles from the park in the center of the city, where are located mixer at, Sl'rtlN'o9 whose waters analyze superior to the cele brated Vichey springs of Europe. The curative properties are praised by thousands who have been benelitted by the use of the ■waters. Owatonna is making bids for manufacturing enterprises to locate here, for. besides many natural advantages en joyed, our shipping facilities are excelled by no city in the Interior, being accessible from all parts of the country in any direc tion. Real estate is being sold at less price than in any city of its size in the state, not being inflated by sudden booms. People seeking a place to locate where they can enjoy good society, tirst-class school facili ties and good churches, need seek no further, for here are churches of all denominations, eleven in num ber, and some having as large seating capacity as any of the St Paul churches. The Minnesota academy offers advantages which are being made available) to students from all parts of the state. The Catholic society lias a large three-story school build ing, which is admirably managed and is an ornament to the city. our high school building is one of the best arranged in the state, sunlight penetrating to every room. Prof. Ran kin, with his corps of tried teach ers, is gaining an enviable reputation for the school. Prof. Ingrahain is making this one of the most thorough schools of train ing in Minnesota. Through the efforts of Hon. M. 11. Dunnell large additions will be made to the school buildings, and Hon. Mr. Pillsbury of Minneapolis will donate a ladies' hall. Our ward schools are elegant buildings, and well attended. Contractors are building the new state school for i.vitifiKXT run. dim. x at this place, which will give employment' to many for the next two years. DesldM the mills spoken of lion. M. 11. Bastings <& Co. are running a large mill. There aie two smaller mills here, two large elevators aud two large warehouses where grain is stored. These, in connection with the mills, make this a pood wheat market. There are three exclusive dry goods stONI here, that of 11. li. Moore. .It. i Co. injr the largest stock of any store in Lie United Mates In a town the size of Owa tonna; 2 large banks. 9 general stores. 8 ex clusive shoo stores, 3 exclusive clothing stores. 3 furniture stores, 7 hardware stores, :J drug stoics. 2 book and stationery. M news stands. 7 hotels, the Arnold boon being one of. the best kept in Southern Minnesota; 2 large jewelry houses. 2 watch makers. :> barber shops. 4 meat markets. 2 restaurants. C blacksmith shops, Ji car riage and wagon shops, 2 breweries. 20 saloons, :) merchant tailors. 1 plough nianu- Caetory, 3 foundries, i nower and ■ manulactoiy. Diamond feed-mill maini laetory. cotton seed bate and separator company, 1 packing boose, numerous re pair shops; and the openings for knitting and woolen mills, paser mUhl, dork manu factory, flstseud mills, etc, are manifold. Our m. nisters are above the average and our lawyers are men who are called to oilier cities to take charce of ca^-s of importance. Oar public men number among them such as lions. M. 11. Dun;.e!l. W. B. Kinyon, 11. M. Hastings, c. S . CratKlall. Hickman. L. L. WbMloek, J. M. I'.ur lingame and li. S. Cook. Our ]ihysicians arc successful and represent all the lead ng schools, some havine a -(juired large j>rop erty and are public spirited. Any oue seeking a place to locate for business, loi ST. FAULi DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORXTXG. JAN UAKY 22, ISSC. manufacturing, for educational advantage or for farming or dairying purposes should come here, for we are living in one of the richest farming sections in the state. TTI^O.tA WAIFS. Irish Lena-He Branch Organized— Court ?Jaiirrs--l'er*uiinl. Thomas' ball wm filled with a largv and en thusiastic audience on Thursday nig- ht to con sider the advisability of hoMln* a public mectlcsr In the interest of tbe Irish question, and hI-o to determine upon toe organization of a Winona branch of the Irish National league. Tin? meeting organized by tbe elec tion of Thomas Slarin a* temporary chair man and W. T. Valentine as secretary. Speeches were made br W. A. Allen. William Noonan. P. Fitzp.u rick. John Looby, W. Val entine, F. S. Cotter, John Keenan, W. H. Arerill. lia.ob Metcalf, and others, the gen eral sentiment being that tbe Interests of Ire laud could be better and more permanently served in this city by the establishment of a branch of the Irish National league. On mo tion it was decided to establish a league, and a lanre number came forward and enrolled themselves members. Tbe election of officers resulted as follows: President. Thomas Slavin: first vice president, John Keenau; second rice president. Edward Flynn; record ing* secretary. W. T. Valentine; financial sec retary. F. 6. Cotter; treasurer. P. J. Fox; marshal. Jam'- O'Brien. A committee of tour was appointed to collect money for the league and complete arrange merits for tho proposed rallr. The fee* for membership were fixed at (1 per year: an invitation to attend the put. He meeting of the Wekonkah on Thursday ntirht was accepted. Tiie next regular meeting of the Jr-aruo wtU occur on the second Tuesday In February. It was decided to bold the grand rally on Thursday evening, Feb. I .. .The defence closed their iu«e In the Pujrh suit for assesses this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and court adjourned until 9 o'clock in tbe morning, when the arguments in fie ease will l« beard Tnreo drunks at f"> each wore disposed of by Judtru Allen to-day.... Mrs. E. S. Crockett. Mrs. E. Preston and Mine* Nettie, Itortha and Ida Heffer left on the fust mail Thursday to attend tbe conven tion of the Women's Belief corps at Minne apolis....A farmer's horjje, which became frbrhtened at an approaeiiinjr streetcar on West Third street. Thursday morning, was badly cut about the shoulder by jumping against a poet In front of Nwnri drug store.... Hoarder's orchestra is wanted at Mauston. Wig., on Washington's Birthday, to play for a military 1.ai1. . . . About fifteen Sir Knights of Cower do Lion commander? No. 3 went up to Minneapolis on the fast mail to-day to participate in the work of Zioa coramandcry. Tbe party included B. H. Langloy. C. 11. Porter, W. O. Dye. W. K. F. Vila, J. M. Colo, I. C. Hans, S. D. Van Oorder, G. L. Gates, E. II Smith and M. E. Trunier....l'rof. T. H. Kirk of the state normal school left last evening for Cale donia, where bo was summoned as a witness for the Mat-- in the impeachment trial of the comity superintendent of schools.... Another delegation of laborers who have completed their work o-i the Chicago, Burlington & Northern road, left for ct. Paul and Minne apolis on Thursday. Bed Wing. The newly-elected officers of the Olivet Chapel mission school arc: Superintendent. N. M. Baker; assistant, George Cook; secre tary. Alma Woodcock; treasurer, Lottie Main; librarian. Edward Enz; assistant. Charles Stleffans....Tho delinquent real cstato tax-list for 1884 was tiled with tbe clerk of court for advertisement and sale on Wednesday.. ..At the annual session of tbe Northwestern Endowment and Legacy asso ciation held in this city, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President. 11. B. Wilson; vice-president. 11. B. Herbert; secretary, A. J. Jdcacham: treasurer, John Nelson; attorney, F. W. Hoyt: medical director. Dr. B. Jachnlg. The board or directors is as follows: 11. B. Wilson, F. W. Heft. T. J. Clark, John Nelson. A. J. M fin-ham, 11. 11. Hoyt. John Norqulst, B. Jachnlg. B. B. Herbert, E. P. Lowater, T. F. Sturtevant and C. N. Akcrs, lied Wing; C. B. Sheldon, Owatonna: L. A. Evans. St. Cloud; A. Uosenberpcr, St. Paul: J. Z. A. Lowe. Wabasbu; William Thome, Hastings; W. W. Noble, St. Paul; J. F. Russell. Ho kah; Edson Gales. Winona. The re port of tho secretary showed that there are now 2,148 members in tbe endow- MH-r.t division, and aM in the life division. Fifteen mortuary claims in the endowment division, amounting to £29.163, were paid in 1865. Tin to were no deaths In the lire di vision. The past year has l-een the most suc cessful in the history of tin* organlza ion thus fur.... Tim ease of the state fish commis tsionor, W. M. Sweeney, against Elijah Brown of Wacouta, for unlawfully catcbinir fish on the Minnesota Bido of Lake Pcpin with a net, was tried beforo Justice run urn Wednesday afternoon. Brown was fined $23 and costs. 'I lie case. It is MM) will be appealed.... There are now 120 students enrolled at the Ked Wing seminary.... A Bible institute was held at the Baptist church yesterday afternoon and ovening. Addresses were made by Revs. W. E. Darker and A. H. Smith, and Mr*. W. Hawkins, W. H. Warren, B. W. Smith, Ed ward Gates and others.... George King, a workman on the Minneapolis A St. Louis bridge at Cannon Fulls, had bis l"i? fractured Tuesday by a large timber falling on it.... Gen. Daniel Lcasure of St. Paul lectured be fore the choir boys last evening on The Com bined Expedition of the Army and Navy Against South Carolina In 1 8 H.... The acci dental discharge of a revolver which was being nsed for killing bogs in Mt. Pleasant township, Wabasba county, Sam Kennedy was severely wounded in the ankle. Ho 1-.. however, not likely to be more than tem porarily disabled. Ounionnn. lion. B. S. Cook and wife left for Florida this morning. ...Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Knob lock returned from their wedding tour last night. .. The entertainment at the Opera house last night under tho auspice* of the G. A. K. attracted even a lanrer audience than the last one. The music by the Parlor orchestra was exceptionally fine, and Holden's Silver quartette elicited long and loud applause. The drum corps played "Marching Through Georgia," and was well received as usual. The drama "Among the Breakers" was the feature of evening:, and where all did so well It is hard to giro each their just mead of praise in the small epa.'c allowed. The Kenyon brothers, from Berlin, in their song and dance, created great enthusiasm. "Scud." as in former presenta tions, kept the audionco convulsed with laughter.... The euchre party at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. T. Howe on Thursday evening was a pleasant and largo gathering. Pipefttone Point*. Moil service was put on the Omaha between here and Heron Lake this morning with a mall car added, which will now bring In East ern mail, all of which our citizens have bad to depend upon tbo Milwaukee and Burling ton roods for in the past.... A. It. Burkdail of the Edgerton Enterprise received the appoint ment of Judge of probate from Got. Hubbard and has entered upon hi* duties.... Messrs. Cutting and Nichols have opened up a new stone quarry just north of town which is des tined to be a great benefit to Pipestone, for the reason that the present quarrying company have been charging such cxborbl tant prices for atone here that business men could ship in brick and build cheaper: but this new company offer our home people all the stone they wish by simply paying the cost of quarryinir. Stone is now being put on the ground for five new business buildings. ....Rev. J. Teal of Jackson Is in town visit ing old friends.... Mr. Clarence C. Brass has gone to Illinois for a visit. Ferfruk Fulls. A special meeting of the Ottertall County alliance is in session at Battle Lake with quite a fair attendance. Several prominent outsiders are present. On Wednesday they discussed the warehouse law, and to-day the twine question was taken up. THE last si KVIVOIt Of Grant* Staff, Judge Howler, at the Door of Death. Special to the Globe. Chicago, Jan. 31. — The death of Judge W. R. Rowley of Galena, 111., who Is now lying ill at the residence of his son-in-law, J. C. Glenat, 851 West Congress street, is hourly expected. Judge Rowley was born in New York in ls23.and came West while a you man. In ISGI he was chosen by Gen. Grant as private secretary with the rank of general. In 1864 the rigors of military life proved too much tor him, and a severe attack of rheumatism compelled him to resign bis position and retire to his home at Galena. He is the last surviving member of Grant's staff. Some years ago Judge Rowley was elected county judge of Jo Daviess county, a posi tion he has filled with honor until recently, when his present illness compelled him to vacate the bench. lie recovered sufficiently to enable him to visit his daughter in Chi cago, and while here he was again stricken with his old complaint of the digestive or gan-. The physicians this morning enter tained no hopes of his recovery, saying he might live a few hours or a few days. He will leave three children, Mrs. Minnie Le Brun of Minneapolis. Mrs. J. C. Glenat of Chicago and Louis Rowley of Galena. U> Have Tbe best bargain in city property now of fered if taken to-day; $6,500, $2,250 cash, balance on easy terms. Harrison A Handy, ISS East Sixth street Hotel Ryan. BUTLER'S BEDFELLOW. Senator Bntler of South Carolina Said to be Very Thick With Ex-Got. Ordway of Dakota. Many House Democrats Oppose Admission —A $10,000 Libel Suit on Trial at Fargo. A Heavy Fall of Snow and Htch Wind* Reported From Soxnel*arta of the Territory. Williams on the Road Delivering His Congressional I*rrture--Dakota Postmasters. Butler and Ord way. Special to the Oinbe. Washington. Jan. 21. — Sooth Dako- I tans hare discovered that Senator Butler I and ex-Gov. Ordway were closeted together j in the oomnilttee room for several hours i before the senator's Introduction of the enabling act Dill. This corroborates the ' claim always made that Ordway is a ! marplot back ot the opposition to South , Dakota, Democratic Opposition Expected. Washington*. Jan. 21. — Democratic senator this evening expressed a belief Uiat bis party in the two houses of congress would oppose the admission of Dakota to the Union, either divided or as a whole, and while they would be beaten in the sen ate, they would of course be successful in the house. Ths object was of course to prevent Dakota casting an electoral vote in 1888. and if the Democrats had a majority in the Fiftieth congress, he was con&'d^nt that congress would not admit Dakota. As to Washington and Montana, he had DO faith In the power of the Detno-ratic party to control them after they a era admitted, and ha was not only politically opposed to the admission, but he believed the Democrats in congress would make a party question of the admission of anyone of them, and would prevent tlicir admission prior to IMB unless the Demo crats lost control of the house in the next congress. Heavy Snow nt Hedfield. Special to the Globe. Redfield, Dak.. Jan. 21.— The first heavy snow storm of the season reached here this afternoon and continues with un abated fury this evening. Heaviest of the Season. Special to the Globe. Fakgo. Jan. 21. — Four or live inches of snow, the heaviest of the season, fell to day. There is a strong wind to-night, drift ing it badly, and nearly all tho roads are more or less blocked. William*' Lecture. Special to the Globe. Redfield, Dak., Jan. 21.— Hon. C. O. William*, a former Wisconsin congressman, and more recently register of the Water town land office, delivered his popular lec ture. In and Out of Congress, to a pood sized audience in this city last night. Dakota oatnanatera. Special to the Globe. Washington, Jan. — The postmaster general to-day appointed the following fourth-class postmasters in Dakota: Robert H. Rill, at Wells, Stutsman county, vice Albert Gee; W liber K. Drury, Roscoe, Ed munds county, vice Zack T. Sutley. libeled la »10,000. Special to tbe Globe. Fabgo. Dak., Jan. 21.— 1n the district court to-day the trial of a libel suit, brought by Attorney and ex-Preacher C. F. Hop kins against J. S. Campbell, was concluded and the jury is still out. Ten thousand dollars i* sued for damage to character, mainly resting on reports sent from the early home of the talented young pulpit orator in New Hampshire. He was charged with the paternity of several children out of the pale of matrimony. The church stood by Mr. Hopkins and expunged Mr. Campbell, who was a pillar, if not comer stone, and as a sequence Mr. H. gavo up the pulpit and entered upon the practice of the law. He was married to a wealthy lady East, and at the end of six weeks they sep arated. Too much mother-in-law is alleged by his friends. It is believed that dam ages, if any are recovered, will be small. 1 he Peculiar >Hr(o Catherine* The Sioux Falls Press says: Tbe attitude or the delcirate9 to the Farjro convention is almost amu«in|r. They tried to take some action on tbe question of South Dakota's statehood movement, but aside from a protest that a part of the territory should Dot take to itself tb<t name which belongs to the whole it is not clear what they Intended. Of course they did not indorse the movement, but neither did they condemn It. except as one may see between the lines and read something that was not put into words. While the anti-divisionists consented to sit on the fence with their friends of the di vision persuasion. it Is not denied that the sentiment of the convention was indicated quite ..K-ciiraU-ly in the vote of nearly two thirds of the members to make the division question the last thing on the program. Still, the views of men who have not nerve enough to give them unequivocal expression are not deserving, of any special considera tion. DAKOTA DOTLETS. An Epitome of fbe Doing* of a Pros perous People. It is believed tbat the mission of Col. W. F. Steele to Washington with bit S9lO fur overcoat, was not exclusively for publio pur poses, and that a bill recently introduced by Delegate Gilford, allowing the colonel to re tain a valuable school sect ion. which, be wants it understood, bo took by mistake, might even explain an active willingness to see South Dakota come in as a state. Some of the local papers insist that the mistake of tbe colonel was worth a pood many thousand dollars to the handsome member of the governor's staff if be can Induce congre«s to accept bis theory and pass the bill; otherwise he would not have committed the blunder in the face of the government purvey and bis known sagacity. This birds-eye view of the noted statesman and stumper as be travels, disbursing bis Tower of Babel lecture, is taken by Capt. Quinn and is very near a photograph: "Col. W. <.'. Hummer arrived in the city yesterday togged out in handsome ice-cream pantaloons, a delicate white ve«-t, a bare neck and a smile that would illuminate the entire state of Rhode Island and spread out on the adjoining: state*) like overflowing sunshine. " The white summer vest the colonel says be wears because it was presented him by his fellow members of the Pennsylvania legislature, at a period when he was without that article and be has worn it on all his tours since, both summer and winter. Tbe investigations of the agent of the de partment of Justice at Bismarck in regard to Judge Francis did not, us far as learned, pro duce the positive adverse judgment in the mind of the party desired by those opposed to the judge. Attorney Hollemback accom panied the man to St. Paul and dwelt with great emphasis upon the disregard exhibited upon that bench for precedents and law. "Why," said he. "I have myself cited him precedents, rulings and law as far back as William the Conqueror and be pays no at tention to them." Still the report of the agent will not be likely to unseat Judge Fran cis. _.__.; :;; As showing the thoughtf of Dakota wives, the Volga Tribune relates that a lady of that vicinity, upon the return In the even ing from town of the hired man unaccom panied by her "lord and master." inquired as to the latter's whereabouts. The blunt and truthful h. m. replied that bis employer was ••up town playing 'freeze out." " The sym pathetic wife, fearing for the health of her spouse while engased in such a chilly voca tion, ordered the team turned round, and sent the man back with her husband's buffalo overcoat. In a claim contest in Dunison county the assistant commissioner reverses the decision of the local officer and uses this language: "Tolger has not sustained a boua fide resi dence on the land. His occasional visits to his uninhabitable shanty, with grass growing therein, was but the usual subterfuge re sorted to by shiftless and dishonest entry men seeking to avoid the law. lam determined tbat not with my sanction shall any one ac quire title to land in this way." There are thousands of claims being made by that sort of residence. • • > At the recent meeting of the Farmers' Mutual Protective association atPianklngton, it is stated that thirty counties were repre sented by some 500 delegate*. The Farmers' Mutual Assurance company i« a new insur ance company organized in connection with it. with the same officers. It will not take business risks, only insure farm and detached property, lire stock, etc.. aralnst fire and lixhtninr. These local companies are becom ing very numerous in the territory. The RedSeld Dispatch, which is in the con fidence of the committee, thinks ii would bo bad policy Just at present to put the Demo crats of the territory to the expense of bold ing- a convention, as proposed by tome, to pet an expression of the party on the matter of division and admission, when the genera! committee will In a few week* Issue a call for the entire territory, with a view to arranging for the election next fall unless the South should be admitted as a state. Th** Alexandria Advocate reports the . presence in that section of H. C. Green, a deputy of Marshal Maratta, picking up stray points on a fraudulent final proof or two, where the part if were in the habit of going: to look at their claims once in thirty days, and then at the expiration of six months bad ■worn positively that their residence, bad been continuous and without a break. Abundant employment for all of his deputies can be had in that line. The Canton Advocate says that the revival era at the home of Delegate Uifford has as sumed -oun ■thinir of a craze. Afternoon gatherings have been added at the church, and children from the public schools secur- a rateaJO from rchool duties to attend the re viva!* The building in the evening Is packed with people, and argument pro and con runs rife throughout the multitude. The Charles Mix News Insists that the state ment that it is impossible to 1 orrow money on land on account of the rulings of Com mUsioner Sparks it false. It says that in that action all the money wanted is ofiered va that security, and that the kicking over li.'- matter is all humbug. It is fashionable toabu«n Mr. Spar**, and there id no doubt much lulu slice done him. At tbo next term of court In Davlson county there ill »■»• a test case under the ruling of Commissioner Sparks Tho de fendant, D. L. William*, proved up en a claim t and then mortsragvd it to A. L. Wright of | .Milwaukee. The land commissioner after wards caoccllf-d the claim and it was covered by a pro-t-mption by another party. The action is brought to foreclose tho mortgage. While the bat is being passed among th« shanties and shacks to meet tho expenses of the senators and congressmen-elect of the , state of Dakota, some are not very enthusi astic over the report that one of the honored gentlemen, Mr. c.r pi, rides about Washing ton in a tine carriage with four horses and footman, and driver in uniform. Judge Churcb, who displaced the erratic Judye Smith on the bench in the Fifth di-t net, seems to bo more than m<«etintr the anticipa tions or his friend*. The KednHd Dispatch | says: Hi* iinpar lal rulings, punctual hab its and deposition to expedite business in court, are praised by everybody. Bismark is the only 10*11 in Dakota where the base ball clubs have continued to play right on regardless of the. weather. MaJ. Quinn give* a glowing account of a game the past week. With a less conservative observer it mlyM be supposed that he bad seen a mi rage of the December period. Judtre Conklin is looking up an excursion route for ti.p central Dakota editorial asso ciation at it* coming meeting in tho earl/ summer. If the railroads insist, they will consent to be taken to the Yellowstone park, but a movement East it i-< thought would i have Dtore advertising value. St. Patrick's day in Fargo is to be signaled by the presence of Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, the Minnesota scholar and orator, who is to deliver his i'-cture on Tbo Features of tbo i Day. The wearers of tho green will be at | the front in volume on tbo occasion. A number of tho young ladies of Aberdeen i have formed a cooking club, holding weekly meetings and inviting their gentlemen friends In to sample the savory work of their fair I hands. If it does not prove a matrimonial school, predictions will not bo veriaod. Aberdeen has chartered a street railroad, a mile of it to be put in operation the coming year, and the papers BUN the need of a com utery. It is thought that a city of 2,500 peo pie that umpires to capital honors should have some provision of this sort. The Dakota Huronite now issuoa a small dally, and I* a good iudex of the development of the country. In ISM ono mun and a boy constituted tho staff, now it has a corps of twenty-six and a finely equipped establish ment. One of the more wealthy newspaper men of Dakota offers a reward of $1,000 to any roan who can Introduco a bill in congress that will pluase everybody in the territory. .There Is little danger in making tbo sum much larger. Shippers of bogs to Chicago from some of the southern counties recently have lost heavily from blockade and freezing. One man from lion I loir. me county bad^seventeen frozen to death in passing through lowa. Tbo Women's Temperance union Is to do tome hard work for the Huron state a: Wash ington, as It is the first prohibition state that has ever askod admission to ttie Union. In most counties there Is a surplus of school teachers, but Me Cook has need of mure. Wages generally un not regarded as much of an object — to teachers. Tbo collegiate institute at Croton has seventy-flvu students in attendance, and is regarded as a groat success for bo young an institution. • At Win f red, in South Dakota, it Is claimed that minifies are very froquent and bounti ful — towns even forty miles distant being visible. The Inch or no of mow that fell In the Bed river valley Tuesday night made th« first fair sleighing of tho 6eason and was well im proved. There Is not much prohibition sentiment la the Black HUH. but Uaptd City requires its saloons to pay $700 license. On petition of the ladies Hand county has refused to grant liquor license this year. The artesian well at Eiiendalo is under way and down 50 feet. -^a^— ■mmrii ■■ SPOUTS. The North Star Toboggan club met at the Nicullet last night and completed all arrangements for the gala time to-night on the slide. The St. George Snowshoe club of St. Paul accepted the invitation extended to It, aud the secretary. W. W. Day. promised that from 100 to 150 members would come up, arriving at the union depot at 8 o'clock this evening. The various toboggan clubs of St. I'aul will also send a liberal quota. The members of the North Star club will assemble in uniform at the union depot at 7:30 o'clock, and. upon the arrival of the St. Paul guests, will escort them to the slide on Lov.ry hill. A brass band has been engaged, and Johnny Wood and Steve Lovejoy will provide a huge sled, attached to either four or six horses and orna mented with toboggans, will convey the party to the grounds. Col. J. 11. McLauchlin was yesterday called suddenly home to Detroit, owing to the serious illness of his wite. Dufur will probably be notified promptly, and the match fixed for the 2'Jth may necessarily be postponed. Charles Moth says he is ready to give Mi -l.aimhliu a whirl in any fair match, but he will not wrestle him a straight collar and elbow . match, which would be a-* un fair to him as a straight Gneco-Roman match would be to McLaujrhlin. Moth seems to be disposed to bo reasonable, but it is evident ilcLaughlin will not wrestle unless he gets everything his own way. Woodside and £ok. in their practice for the great six days" bicycle race, made ten miles in thirty minutes and forty seconds at the Washington rink. The proposition to make a track on the ice at Lake Calhoun is practically aban doned. The avenue is now in prime condi tion and everybody seems satisfied. The business men who offered to hang up prizes are now expected to come to the front. The Shields-McDermott match is off. - IMlnneapoll* Real Estate* YESTERDAY'S TRANSFERS: Deeds were filed with the register of deeds yesterday as follows: Lt 8. blk 0, Crem's Second add: Otto Holmberg to O O Searle 1,000 Lt C. and nw 72 feet of lot IS. W £ Jones' add; Lorenzo D Dar to W II Hlnkle 25,000 Lt 1. Mk 1. Park Place add; O B DeVVolf to Frank East is 1,100 Part of lt 4, blk 1, D Cornell's Third add; A C Hanjrßn to G Q Kindseth 2,050 Part of lt» 8 and 9, blk It, Morrison's add; J A Leonard to w a Holwh>- 1,500 Lt 8, blk 2, Penuey's subd of lt 13, Rus sell's oat lots; Susan D Hawe to Har riet M XorrU 2,500 Lt« 8 and 9. Mk 1, H acting's Second add; Jam« 4 GolUsoury to F G Jones 1,850 Part of It S, blk M, Wilson, Bell * Wag ner's add; Emuiauuol Strecben berg, Jr, to J H McMurran 3,600 Lt* 3 and 4. blk 5. Wulverton's add; J 8 Wolverton to D P Deane 1 250 Nw y, of It 3. blk 3. Atwater'a add; Cftthprino J Barnes toWB llammen way 3,000 8e Soflt 8. blk 3, At water's add; W R Hanimenway to Catherine J Barnes 8,000 B.even miscellanoous deeds, tbe concili ation of which are lesi than $1,000. . . 4.97T Total number of deeds 21 $60,827 Pronieiil Business Houses of SLPaul Finns in this list are Reliable and Business can be Safely Trans- acted through the Mails with them. FOR SALE AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. Gold and Silver Watches. Diamonds, Rich Jewelry, Odds and Ends and Novelties, for half their value. Clocks, Silverware, Solid Silver Goods, Gold-Headed Canes, Music Boies, Etc., Eta JL— i X JL JL— j JtZZ.ji PAWNBROKER AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL JEWELER, 45 JACKSON STREET. ST. PAUL, MINN. Gooii teat CO. D. with privilege of examination. Send for Deso ripUro Price LUt. Watch Repairing, Dlamona Setting and Engraving. Money To Loan on All Goods of Value. ESTABLISHED 1858. R. C. MUNGER, _ _ Sole Agent tor CHICKERING BRICCS & McCANNON PIANOS ! Western Cottage Orjrans, Music and Musical Instruments. Wholesale and Retail. Prices low, terms «a?y. Send for catalogue. 107 East Third Street, - - St. Paul %=_/ tfrts GIZ2 MASON'S JLpBHF Runner Attachments "*^j^\ ., Used on Any Kind of Wheeled Vehich wSE^iSSi&^S^ thoso runners on your Bu?tf>% Carrlaffo or v*"™" E. M. HALLOWELL & CO., Tenth and Minnesota Streets, - -St. Paul, pSOMfPNI \kine hHjrs.l 99 and 101 East Third Street, St. Paul. Mailorders Receive Prompt Attention. Goods Sent by Express on approval CLARENCE M 'JASPER "GRANITE--MARB X VJliAlUillVJii lilt lllUUnlilj $1UI)I , (1 , in Machinery an.l Appliance*. DUItA BUTT Mid POLISH at prices surpaea Manufacturer of »"tf competition. Cigars Tobacco, _- i 4 1 Jobber and Manufacturer of the *S »— ■ \ / Js -^ Following Celebrated Brands 3 g £ii ™ op °cc fyx \ S UIUAKb. £ - DRAKECO F 2 kino AVT) QUEEN". £: UJ fliaouxrAiLs m — J CLiproy, £? r- I a Dakota S go [I] 382, I 2! I -w rZ SPECKLED BEAUTIFS, r~) — " J> CO STAU OF THE WEST, £_ > w=«a.^«J L Z BOOT JACKS, f O SOUR GRAPES, ->C flS J .l! -VjL^^y __ SWEET CATAWBA, <? •"ZTTr.'.^TTS " LA BELLE sonoßA, fTj f =O MI PURA and , J '^ >• SHAKESPEARE. ZT j "^ — I Also a Full Lino of <C . • (^ IMPORTED CIGARS. [" drake com pmimy7 oon « n ooi m«K^i,« Of»/i«t p* n««i Corner Eighth & Jackson Sts.. St. Paul, and 332 and 384 Wabasha Street, St. Paul. ° Room i. Tribune Block, Minngwj& |~~ JOHN MATHEIS, The Largest Carpet House in the Northwest, 17 E. Third St. and Cor. Seventh & Pine. Carpets of all grades and textures, Domestic and Oriental Hugs, Wall Paper, Draperies, Material for Portiery, at lower prices than can be had west of New York. STOCK ENTIRELY HEW, BEAUTIFUL IN DESIGNS AND RICH IN COLOR. IVHmar Magnificent Specialties for Holiday Trade. Mall Orders carefully and promptly attended t*. ICE CARNIVAL. TOBOGGANING AND SNOWSHOE COSTUMES Made to Order on Short Notice. Special Rates made with Clubs, Out-of-town clubs will do well to write to me before placing theii orders. Any information cheerfully furnished. LADIES' COSTUMES A SPECIALTY. TOLL, The Tailor, 21 E. Third Street, St. Paul. TORRANCE'S SEVENTH STREET, CORNER CEDAR. Torrance don't need to advertise "a big reduction sale" us hH Prices on Underwear and Other Furnishing Goods Have all the time been lower than any ether store In the city. But as ho means always to keep his prices lower thau the lowest. he now makes such a cut on liis already low prices us will make the people glad. Scarlet all-vrool Underwear at 40c, X6e and $1; tbe»e are sold at 60c. $1 and $1.23. Camel's Hair, finest (foods, that sold for $3 and 1 1.50, now MM at $1.50 and f 1.23. Unlaundried Shirts 50c, 75c; the Best in the World for Fit and Material. SEVENTH STREET. CORNER_CEDAR. ■ DeCOSTER & CLARK, Before Removal to their New Bnildingf, Will Offer Special Inducements EN ALL KINDS OF Furniture I Bailey Storage and Forwarding Co. Special and personal attention given to storing, in suring and forwarding. Private compartments for pianos and fine furniture. Car load lots taken from track free of charge. WO R'ATI CV I Nos. 335, 337 and 339 Rosabel ■ VJa O/-\IJ-iC# I 3 ] street, corner Filth, i ST. PAUL. MINN. . )