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PUBLISHED EVERY DAT IN TUB YKAH. LEWIS BAKER. ST. PAUL, SUN DA V. APIUL 4. IHS«. " DAILY WKATIIKK BULURUt Office of Chief SrosAi. Officer. Wash ington, D. C. April 3, 10 p. Observa tions taken at the same moment of time hi all stations: _- — Stations. ? Wth'r Stations, c Wth'r Dulutb.... 21 Clear Q'Appello. 22 Clear St. Paul.. 29 Clear Albany 32 Clear LaCrosse.. 31 'Clear Now York. 89 Clear Huron S3 Clear Chicago... 30 Cloudy Moorhead. 25] Clear Cincinnati. 33|Clcur St. Vincent 24 Clear Cleveland.. 29 Cloudy Bismarck. 27 Clear Boston — 3d Clear . Ft. Buford 27 Clear Galveston. 65 Cloudy Ft. Assln'e 30 Cloudy Memphis.. 39 Clear Ft Ouster.. 31 Cloudy N.Orleans. <$5 Th'r st Helena oS Fair Shreveport 6- L't r'n Fort Garry uvular St. Louis.. 29 Cloudy Minnedosa 14 Clear iVieksburg. U Cloudy Mod. Hat.. I Clear I | THE HOME KKI'OKT. Barometer, 30.30; thermometer, 2"; rela tive humidity, 01; wind, north; weather, clear; maximum thermometer, 30: minimum thermometer, 16; daily range, 20. Klvor — Observed height, 5.C; fall in 24 hours, 0.9. Koto — Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. P. F. Lyons. Signal Corps, U. S. A. INDICATIONS. Washington, April 4. 1 a. m. — For the upper lake region: Fair weather, except in the southern portion, local snows, slightly warmer, variable winds, generally northeast erly. For the upper Mississippi valley: Fair weather In the northern portion, local snows in the southern portion, followed by fair weather, Blight changes in temperature, va riable winds, generally noitheasterly. For the Missouri valley: Fair and clearing weather, winds generally easterly, slightly warmer, followed by nearly stationary tem perature. THE FORT WOUTU TKAGEDY. If the Fort Worth tragedy had occurred elsewhere than in Texas it would have been taken as an alarming indication of the virulence of the outbreak against law and order, and would have created appre hension that the country might be on the eve of ■ socialistic uprising. But occurring as it did, in a section where lawlessness is almost the normal condition of society, and where blood Hows on the slightest provoca tion it has no mote significance than did the disturbance ■ few years ago when a band of lawless Texans undertook to clean out John* Robinson's circus com pany and a number of lives were lost in the riot. In fact the episode at Fort Worth yesterday was nothing more than the usual Texas mode of adjusting difficulties. That is all there was in the incident itself, and if all the people of the country could be in duced to look at it in its true light there would be no serious lesults to follow from it But right here is the danger — there are two classes who will eagerly seize upon the Fort Worth riot as a lever to force still further collisions and to widen the breach between the railways and the employes. One class is the socialistic element in the labor organization which would rejoice to bring about a condition of affairs that ■would give them an opportunity to begin a : —work of general destruction. This element, . which is a dangerous one at all times, will adopt Make Anthony's style of oratory in stirring up mutiny, and will point to the ■wounds of the strikers who fell in yester day's fray, and utilize these gaping orators to incite the laboring men Into "'revolt against capital. The other class who will be active in utilizing the incident for their purposes will be the stock speculators of the Jay Gould type in whose estimation a dollar possesses more value than a human life, and who under pretense that the occa saion must be used to crush out the labor organizations, will seek to restore themselves to the position of imperial power they once occupied when they regarded human labor as a commodity to be dealt in just as they would deal in stocks or horses or cattle, and thus again enable themselves to bull and bear the markets as they did on that notable black Friday. It is be tween these 'two dangerous elements that the great mass of the people, who are act u ated alone by a spirit of conservatism, must Interpose themselves and protect the coun try from its dangerous environments. The Fort Worth episode may at least serve a good purpose in arousing the country to the necessity of prompt and active organization to protect Itself from the dangers which menace. When the two radical extremes of society, the socialists and the Jay Gouldites, once understand that the pa triotic citizens of the country are banded together— the man of wealth and the brawny son of toil standing shoulder to shoulder for the purpose of protecting our institutions and of preserv ing the peace and dignity of the nation order will soon be restored. If, however, the public is indifferent, and the scenes at Fort Worth yesterday are to be re-enacted at other places, then (here is no telling what the consequences are to be. A disorderly spirit is infectious and spreads with great rapidity. The sight of blood arouses the brutal instincts of human nature quicker than anything else. If the work commenced nt Fort Worth is to go on until it spreads from town to town and from city to city, then we will be involved in the horrors of a reign of terror worse than befel France be fore we are aware of it. Therefore the strong arm of the government cannot be In voked too speedily to quell all similar dis turbances, and when once invoked and backed up by a strong public sentiment there is no doubt of a speedy solution of the whole trouble. THE O'NEILL LABOR BILL. The struggle between the two giants — associated <-;i]>ital and organized labor— has reached a point when the state is compelled to step in between the combatants and arbi trate the. amount. Tlie SjSßenl disturbance and distrust in every channel of industry throughout the land wliicli have been caused by the prolonged contest make it initiative upon the government to see that industrial activities in the future are spared the shock of collisions between these two giants. The damtge Which has already been inllicted by the strike In the Southwest is almost incal culable.daiiiajrintr to labor as well as tocapi taland it is time that the public should take steps to provide against the recurrence of such a disaster. The country was just recovering from a long prostration of its business industries. Conlidence was being restored and idle capital was again seeking investment in a mult.tude of enterprises, which were to give employment to the thousands of laborers who had been out of employment. And now. just as business conlulence had reached tiie point of begin ning the diffusion Of capital where it would multiply, this confidence is ruthlessly destroyed in a day by the; ill-advised action of the employes of an important railroad line, goaded on to this imprudent step, as they were, by Jhe notorious stock gam bler, whose chief delight seems to be in wrecking industries in order that he may thrive upon the ruin he has wrought The country will be false to Its own inter ests if it fails to utilize the present exper ience to provide against the possibility of a repetition of similar disasters in the future. The bill Introduced into congress by Mr. O'Nkil Is tbe first step in the right direc tion. It is conceded that the O'Neil bill falls short of the mark in many respects, but it has the advantage of marking a long step in advance of the present relations be tween capital and labor. It recognizes the right of the government to act as mediator between the two classes — those who earn and ♦ >ose who pay wages. It abolishes the old, hard, economic doctrine that labor la simply v commodity worth its market value and no more. It recognizes the fact that the whole structure of our national prosperity is baaed upon the tranquil and harmonious co-op eration of the uii'ii who work and the nun of wealth. Viewing it in this light the O'Nkii.i. bill possesses a value as an ed ucative measure and ought to be passed oven though its provisions are not full enough to accomplish all that is desired. It ; MfaWlrtW the principle of the right of in tervention on tin* part of the government, i uud when tlii> lias been done a treat deal | has been Alined. With this principle established the next thing will be to work out a satisfactory plan ot aibUratini; diflkulties between the two contending forces. The difficulty will be ii ptouring an arbitration board at all times fairly representing both sides and free from the characteristics of a political bureau. As j human nature is the same the world over, whether in I capitalist or a workiugman, both sides will naturally attempt to secure tin appointment of aboard of arbitrators favorable to their cause. Then, again, another difticnlty will present itself in the shape of the politicians who will attempt to convert it into a political engine. But all these difficulties can be obviated by the people taking hold of the matter in a reso ; lute manner, with no other purpose than to see that justice is impartially admiuisterel TIIE aUIIiBLNt EAST. Some months since a long-haired and red shitted individual, who affected an alleged cowboy's attire, burst upon the scene in Eastern cities, and prepared to startle the world with phenomenal piano playing, lie claimed that he had never taken a single lesson in music, had lived all his life upon the Western prairies, and had pursued the unuielodious life of a cowboy. The phenomenon, with great shrewdness, turned his back upon the West, which might naturally be ex pected to have some little acquaintance with the genuine cowboy, and hied him east ward. The wondering people came, heard and were conquered. A second Bi:e tjiovkjt had, they declared, appeared to grattfv the mus'eal sense of ■ waiting world. Nothing was too good for the prodigy, and though cooler-headed musicians hinted that the "cowboy's"' music was rather mechanical and that his repertoire seemed to be limited, they were quickly hooted down by the enthusiasts. Thus the ovation continued until a Texan, casually entering the hall in an Eastern city where the phenomenon was playiug, recognized him as a former player of the piano in Texas concert saloons. The enthusiasm thus cruelly dampened has effectually cooled off, and the prodigy appears now as an or dinary performer, hardly proficient to the extent of tolerance. When a Westerner starts out on a humbugging expedition the guileless East furnishes a sure aud fruitful tield. OUtt QUEEN BESS. Inasmuch as Miss Cleveland has been enthroned as social empress, at whose nod and beck society is to prostrate itself and receive its commands from its rcyal mistress, it is gratifying to observe that she is not disposed to abuse her power, but is inclined to use it meritoriously. There was some iittle diversity of opinion as to the sound ness of her judgment on decollete dressing, but all the mankind will unite in approbation of her last royal decree concerning escorts. It happened that a lady friend called iv at the White house one evening when Salvim was playing iv the theater. The lady visitor expressed a regret that she was denied the pleasure of seeing the celebrated actor because she had no escort and it was not the proper thing for a lady to do to go to the theater unattended by a gentleman. Here was a band of social tyrany for the royal leader of American society to break. And it didn't take her long to do it — not longer than was necessary to put on bonnet and wraps and get to the opera house. Fif teen minutes later Salvixi's fashionable audience was startled out of its boots, so to speak, by the appearance of the president's sister and her lady visitor— just the two females without a male escort in sight — marching down the aisles and occupying conspicuous seats in the theater. The precedent was set and now It is fashionable for ladies to go alone, ln couples, or in groups to the opera. What a blissful eta of indejKMidenee it inaugurates for the dear girls who have missed so many splendid operas simply because the expected young man didn't turn up to take them. And what a relief it will be to the hundreds of young men who are compelled to leave town or feign sickness on the night of the fashionable opera simply because they do not possess the requisite 84 to put up for two seats in the dress circle. If such are to be the blessed inlluences of her reign may our queen Bess live long and be happy. THE BUTTEKIXK LAW. We publish in to-day's Globe a letter from Dairy Commissioner Kite In which he indorses the Globe's appeal to the dairymen of the state to make better but ter me as one of the means of driving but terine out of the market. It will be ob served, however, that Commissioner Kick does not agree with Prof. Morrison, whom we quoted in a former article, that good butter can be relied on alone to compete against the bogus stuff. According to Mr. Rice's opinion the manufacturers of butter ine can make it such a perfect counterfeit of the genijine that those who are not experts in the dairy business cannot distinguish it Consequently the law against butterine manufacture is really needed more for the protection of the public than it is for the dairy interests. It is not all gold that glit ters, nor is all grease butter that has a golden appearance- and the taste of clover bloom on it. The manufacturers of the spurious stuff understand how to doctor it so that it possesses all the outward attrac tions of the genuine cream product Such being the case that it is made and sold as a vile counterfeit, and an unsuspecting people are buying it under the impres sion that they are getting butter, it is all the more important that there should be a law prohibiting its sale. We are grat itied to see that our dairy commissioner has so much confidence in the constitution ality of the existing law. and we are all thee more gratified to observe that he has the disposition to enforce the law to the very letter. He cannot enforce it too strictly, and he need have no fear but that both the press and the people of the state will sus tain his efforts in the direction of driving bogus butter out of the market. The treasurer of the Oregou Hail way and Navigation company went to Europe, having his accounts all straight. smil has mysteriously disappeared. It has not yet been sup-routed tbat he may have goue in search for the money which certain English capitalists put into tue company, or for the late president, Mr. ViLLAito, both having also disappeared. A California Indian has become so im pressed with the ways of civilization that, attired in a plujr bat, red necktie and blanket, he haunts the towns and ojrles all the pretty girls he can find. The opponents of the civilizing theory with regard to tbe red men feel that they have gained a strong argu ment. The New York Sun suggests that Grand Master Workman Powdehlv Is not entirely beyond the pale of probability as a president tiai candidate. Remembering the llolman incidents the friends of Mr. Towderlv's who desire his political preferment are fear* lul lest tbe Sun may print his alleged pic ture. The Kansas City Times contains a detailed and matter of course account of tbe dealing of faro la private parlors of social leaders in THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. SU!sbAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1888.— EIGHTEEN VAGES. I I that olty, the ho#te»9 in all oases twin* the < ; dealer. Apparently tho Missouri town better stop talking about building a monster hotel . and erect a church or two. »i • The New York aldermen have presented ; Mrs. Guant with an alburn contalng the reso lutions passed by them concerning Gen. i Gkant. It gains added value from the fact : that it is one of the very few presents the aldermen havu made without receiving an adequate monetary return. It is Indignantly denied that some of the girls at Vtttsar have been stealing from their college mules. It is only when the dear girls are let loose in vacation time to make tbclr usual assaults upon the susceptible hearts of eligible young men that they court the im putation. It as stated that it would have paid Canada to have boarded her Indians at hotels all last year instead of furnishing them supplies and then waging war against them. The public. however, strongly disapproves of solutions of the Indian question which savor of cruelty. The Campbell and Wise incidents give rit« to tbe buspicion that the administration docs not exactly understand the political fitiiaiion In the Northwest. Wuon the president takes his vacation next summer ho inltfhl come up this way and ret acquainted. It is stated that there ln not a marriage able woman ln Do mm jr. New Mexico, but in order to prevent an overwhelming rush to that section of tbe country, it may be added tbat the Apaches down there are still very much alive. Itrbbms that a Chicago justice, who has much to do with trying criminals, accepted a costly timepiece from a number of repre sent utlves of Chicago's "toujrh" element. Such a justice certainly deserves to be watched. Among the beautiful souvenir* of the ap proachiu? Easter, none is more appropriate than the tasteful compilation of poems pub lished by liLi.i-oun, Ci.auk 4 0). of Chicago, aud entitled, "Spices for Easier Incense." Tbe New York flower show can hardly be called complete, inasmuch as it neglected to inejude speeiineus of the wild oats and blos som* which masculine New Yorkers have at tained sucb success in cul;i\ i.ting. A St. Locis lawyer has l>eea sent to jail for collecting money and to- paying it over to tbe owiCi. There seems to bo some ground for the assertion tbat iv many respects St. Louis is ridiculously old-fashioned. A Xkw York judge has ruled that a man is liable f >r slanderous word* spoken by his wife. 'Ibis barefaced attempt to bull the wirc-uiuzzle market should be visited with tbe It might be well for Mayor RUMMIU to reflect today upon a certain ?crip:ural pass age which refers to the fishing for men, but which is signincautly sileut regarding scrip or silver bait. Is view of tbe suspicious silence of the De troit papers and his non-appearance in Wash ington, it might be timely to a>k. purely In a solicitous spirit, what has become of Romeo Jones? Tfix rage for importing English elephants continues. It can at least be said tbat tbey are no heavier than various English "lions" tbat Lave come across tbe ocean. In spite of the fact that she is not yet a state, Dakota is feeling pretty well, thank you, as the hundreds of immigrants settle down daily within her borders. Tnr. horrible death of a Newark man from hydrophobia is an incentive towards the in troduction of M. Pasteur's method of in noculation into this country. Ax Ohio man who says be aaw Washing ton has just died at the age of 108 years. What tbe father of his country said in refus ing tbe office is not preserved. Nsw York swells am now importing their bats from England. Unfortunately they were unable also to purchase brains for tbe bead gear to oover. To-day well spent in fasting and prayer might prepare the Pillsbcrt managers for the result of next Tuesday's votlug. "Either Caesar or .Nothing.'' Albert Lea Enterprise: Mr. Oibbs will not accept the nomination for lieutenant governor, or auy other office, excepting tbat of governor, and tbe rumors that appear occasionally In some of the state papers to the effect that an effort is being made by him and bis friends to form an alli ance with Mr. Oilman and accept tbe notni tion for lieutenant governor with Oilman on the ticket for governor, is groundless, and set atioat to injure Mr. Gil. be" prospects, and make him appear as a chronic office-seeker, willing to accept auy thing in tbe shape of an office. Cassiu% Tildcn to the Rescue. Chicago Herald. Mr. Manning down with paralysis, Mr. Garland threatened with pneumonia. Mr. Randall confined to tbe bouse with the gout, Abe Hewitt yellow with dyspepsia, and Col onel Lataont not feeling very well himself, what is to prevent tbe sprightly Sam'l J. Tilden, who renews his youth like tbe eagle, from going down to tbe capital and giving tbe boys a lift. Society in Butte City. Butte (Mont.) Miner. But tv :s a very cosmopolitan city. At the Elite yesterday there were jratbeiod atone time, drinkiuir with each other, two deputy sheriffs, two prize fljrbters, one prosecuting officer, two theatrical stars, one theatrical manager, five newspaper men, one judge, one saloon manager and one ex-variety theatre manager. And it wasn't a very busy day for Mat, either. Enterprising; Western Women. Pittsburg Dispatch: Not every girl wants to ret married, but all of them want to vote. Only last year at the elections in Western Montana for territorial school superintendents there were four Ricta monds In the field. Three of them were fe males and the fourth — a man. In Bozeman old placards on the fences can still be seen, appealing to the paesers-by to "Vote for Miss Hamilton, the people's choice." Miss Hamil ton got there and her competitors were ail left, % *the man" bringing up the rear. ■low the Fire Began. Philadelphia News. We beg leave to mingle our tears with those of the proprictois of the late Farfro Argus. There can be little doubt that Col. P. Donan flred the establishment with bis incendiary utterances on his servant girl question. Chicago's Favorite Studies. New York Sun. Chicago rushed tumultuounly to the "Black Crook" last week, while "Lohengrin" and '•Faust" were sung to meagre houses. We infer from this that Chicago is satisfied with its cars, and wisbts to prolong its favor ite studies in feet. Tbev i)od£fd tike Imm, Fairmont Sentinel. Senators McMillan and Sabin of this state dodged tbe vote on the educational bill, which is acknowledged by all to be the most impor tant measure that has come before congress this session. It was a very appropriate thing for them to do. They are in a large degree conspicuous as nonentities. DECLINED WITH THANKS. That afternoon I well recall When, in my school's long dinjrr hall. With weary brain I conned each line. In desperate efforts to decline Stella. With what a burst of hoyish rage 1 tore to biu that hated page. And wished that 1 had never heard The sound of that accursed word, Stella. I little dreamed that later years Would hallow to a lover's ear* Thy name, which is. 'mid life's rude Jar, In very truth my guiding star, Stella. Tbe changes that time brings about Are passing strange beyond a doubt, For in my heart a fear I find That I shall be by you declined, ' Stella. — Tid-Blta. CITY IMPROVEMENTS. A New Apartment House Modeled Upon tbe Plan of the Latest Freuob Style. The 'Premier Flat House," Corner of it Peter Street and College Avenue, Arranged With the Comforts and Con vonti-iu-o*o! Klcitaut Private Homes, Superb Accommodation* Provided for Eight Famllieti All Under One Hoof. Description of the "Premier." In. When that faithful sen-ant of all work, the sun. looks down with calm serenity upon the great West and Northwest he cannot discover as far as his beams can reach a more beautiful city than St Paul, or one where greater activity prevails in every department of human life and in dustry. An enterprising, intelligent com munity possessing all of the comforts and advantages of cities that are older by many centuries; a city peculiarly favorable to commerce, manufacture and health, with a variety of position and scenery absolutely unequaled; a Rite that a uaintrr would have chosen for its beauty and a shrewd me chanic for the utmost facilities of building, of water and of drainage. Surrounded by an extensive, populous and prosperous country, it cannot bo wondered that as a result of such immense resources its growth has been rapid in wealth and population. Never before In its history has such prog ress been witnessed as is seen to-day. Imposing blocks, stores and dwellings are rising so rapidly that they crowd the way and many of the busy citizens have not even time to note the accumulating im provements. The stately building that crowns St Peter street at the intersection of College avenue, and which, during Its construction, has attracted such marked attention, has just Imvii completed aud opened as an apartment house, the most complete of its kind ever erected in St Paul. The build ing Is owned by M. D. Miller. Esq., the well-known real estate and insurance agent of this city. The flat house combines many of the best features of a hotel aud private residence combined. It has many of the best conven iences and facilities of the former, with the privacy and homelikeiie-s of the latter, but they are peculiarly and attractively suitable for small families who do not desire to assume the responsibility and care of an entire household. The Miller building consists of four stories and basement, and is in reality a double house arranged to provide for the accommodation of e'urht families. The basement and first story is constructed of Baytield brown stone, the superstructure is of the best quality of pressed brick. The design is elaborate without ostenstation. and embraces^ large extra-sized windows of French plate glass and double bay windows reaching the height of three stories on the front and side. The entrance is enhanced by a portico supported by pillars of the Corinthian order constructed most taste fully of the same material as the lower stories — the Baytield brown stone. Tbe roof is ornamented with a tower and tower gable, surmounted by ornamental iron rail ings and fancy galvanized iron work. Entering the large, roomy vestibule through heavy oaken doors with a irreat transon of stained glass, in which the num ber of the house. 50*3, is wrought, we rind the floor laid iv small particolored orna mental tile. A graceful lamp swings from the center of the ceiling. On either side are four sets of speaking tubes and electric bells leading to the different apartments or suites, also a letter box with lock and key for each fiat ana a receptacle to receive tbe name of the inmate. All of this work, tubes, bells, letter boxes, etc., is finished in the highest style aud ornamentation. Before us stands a door of special design replete with the latest elegancies of work manship in ornamental colored glass, inter spersed with cut glass jewel work. This is a beautiful specimen of this class of work and attracts great attention. Passing these doors with their richness of bevel plate and ornamental glass we rind ourselves under tbe inliueuce of rich subdued mellow light shed from the colored gla«s windows in the main hall, with a large, roomy staircase on the left, the handsomely-carved newel post of which is decorated with a four-branch litrht candelabra oi exqu/>ite design made of polished silver and brass. The woodwork of the hall is of oak with trimmings of red oak and cherry. The first flat on each side of the house consists of two floors, in each of which there are no less tlum eight different rooms or apartments. The entire tioor throughout the base ments are laid in four inches of concrete and cement, so as to make them absolutely impervious to rat« and other vermin. DfM this cement is laid in the halls, kitchen, etc., colored tiles made expressly for this building. In the dining and other rooms the floors are of hard wood — oak and black walnut highly polished. In the kitchen are elegant ranees for cooking, and a refriger ator-room lined with lead, stationary' VMfe* tubs with hot and cold water, and a dumb waiter communicating with every floor. The parlors throughout the house are of ample size, and are fitted with handsome open fireplaces and ornamented with ele gant mantels, the ornamentation and carved work of some reaching almost to the ceiling. Four light chandeliers 01 graceful pattern are hung in all the principal rooms. The ceilings and halls are frescoed throughout. Ascending the easy staircase to the upper stories we hnd ourselves in a main hall as on the floor below. At the termination of this hall and at each side are doors leading to a private hall for each flat. Each flat or suite of appartments of the upper floors consists of front parlor and alcove room which latter may be used as chamber, library or sitting room. There are in each flat besides the two rooms named, a dining room and two other apartments, which may be used as sitting-rooms or chambers, be sides bath-room, kitchen and servants' room. Between the joists on every floor mortar has been laid to deafen sound, and this also contributes to render the building fireproof, but there are fire escapes also provided on the exterior of the building leading from every floor. The views obtained from the windows of the upper stories are wide aud extensive, the house standing on the highest and healthiest part of the city. Taken all in ail, it is one of the handsomest and most substantial improvements recently made in St. Paul, and is a credit to its owner and all concerned in iv construction. Among the latter it is appropriate that those who did the main work should be noticed in de tail. THE STAIXED OI,ASS WORK. In ancient times stained glass was of such an artistic and decorative style of ornamen tation that its employment was almost ex clusively confined to "the great churches and cathedrals. Such progress has civilization made in our day that this most beautiful of all arts is now freely introduced into the homes of refined and educated people. Messrs Young & Brown, whose stained glass works are at 15, 17 and 19 North Third street. Minneapolis, designed the work in stained plass done in the Miller building, which for tastef ulness ot desitm, harmony of color and general execution, compares favorably with any work in decoration of thi> class ever executed in the Went. This firm is the only and sole manufacturers of stained glass in the Northwest. BRICK U«.i:k. Messrs. Miller & Doyle of 5M Rice street St Paul, were the contractors for the brick work and made their contract directly with the owner, an advantage by which there is a very considerable profit to both parties, to the owner inasmuch aa he is in direct contact with the won wlie actually do the work and thereby can hold them personally responsible, to the contractor, because what ever profit is to be derived he obtains it without the intervention of one who does not do the work and yet partakes of the pronto. In the Miller building the material employed above the Baytieid brown stone work is the best quality of pressed brick. The work bears evidence of having been done in true artistic style, and indeed the arm make it a rule of their business to em ploy none but the most skillful workmen. Hoth uhmhlmts of the thin are practical workmen tii. inselves and have been en gaged In Uils business for over twenty years. They guarantee that any kind of pressed brick work done by them will not "weep." That is the alkali which exudes from the brick causing discoloration aud rendering most brick buildings hideous, will not occur, thereby sawng the n< of painting the brick to hide the deformity. Their work can be seen In very many other fine buildings and private residences Iv St Paul aud vicinity. STAIHWOUK, T.TC. The stairs in the "Premier Flats" are perfection, and were all made by BJorostad £ Orndahl of 810 and 321 liice street. The former commenced in this specialty fifteen years ago with one workman; now he em ploys forty. The latter was foreman for twelve years with the well-known linn of Corlies, Chapman & Drake. Last spring Bfornstad & Orndahl commenced the manu facture of sash, doors, blinds, frames, etc. THE FKKSCOINQ, ETC. The painting and frescoing was done by Mr. U. M. Chambers of S*22 Josette street Mr. Chambers has beeu eugaged for more than twenty years in the business, aud is himself an artist in this line. Ha has ex hibited good taste and great skill iv the se lection of his designs, which are strictly original and of his own conception. The work throughout the halls aud rooms is in every sense highly meritorious. THE CARPENTRY WORK. The whole of the carpentry work, as well as the general superintendance of the build ht£ was performed by Mr. Henry E. War ner of 840 Fuller street than whom there is no more trustworthy, conscientious or thoroughly reliable man known to St Paul in the building trade. Mr. Warner con tracts for all descriptions of buildings, large or .small. Lie has been engaged in the business for over thirty years. OALVAXIZED IROX WORK. The galvanized iron work and ornamental slating on the towers of the building was executed by the wide-awake and enterpris ing tirm of Lefebvre & Deslauriers of 182 East Eighth street. The gravel roof of tiie building was also constructed by them, and in it they have placed a inetalic patent sky light a contrivance which admits of glass being used without putty, and so easily re paired in case of accident that no skilled workman is required to repair damages. This rinn. we believe, are the most exten sive engaged in their line in St Paul. At any rate they have done the entire gal vanized iron work on most of the large buildings iv the city, including such edifices as Alfred Dufresne's block, Clifton hall. Bietield's block, John Marti's block. William Farber's block and many others. The members of the tirm have been en-raced in this business for over tweve years. They have beeu in St Paul about two years. Outside of the city they have executed some of the largest contracts in galvanized iron work ever done iv the Northwestern country, notably theCauchon block at Win nipeg, owned by ex-Gov. Cauchon of that province. The whole front of the Cauchon block. 270 feet front and four stories iv height, consisting of eight stories, is fin ished in galvanized iron work simi lar in character to the cast iron fronts to be seen iv New York and Chicago. The building is oue of the most notable in that city and cost over $200,000. The firm also supplied all of the cornice work upon the parliament house at Winnipeg, and this work on the building alone cost over 53, 000. As ornamental workers in galvanized iron they have no superiors and but few equals iv this entire country. MANTELS, GRATES ETC. The mantels, grates and open fireplace furnishings and tile work were supplied by Skidmore * Gannett, of 173 West Third street. This Is the first and representative house in this line of business ln the North west The owner of the Premier Flats may be congratulated upon the fact of hav ing tbe work done by them. The appro priateness of the various mantels in every room produce a very pleasing effect THE HKATING. The heating by steam throughout the entire building was done by E. F. Osborue, corner of Fifth and Rosabel streets. HARDWARE. ETC. Bennett & Kingsbury, dealers iv builders' hardware, tools, stoves, etc., of Xo. 20 Kast Third street, supplied all of the hard ware in use throughout the entire building, such as hinges, knobs, locks, etc. The dumb waiters were also supplied by them. There are very few firms in any city more thoroughly posted in their business, or better supplied with the specialties they handle, than this house. Every modern coutrivance known to the builders' hard ware trade can be found in their stock. The quality of these supplies has been a distin iguishing characteristic of the house, and. judging from their large and iucrea*iiij? business their efforts to please the trade, are appreciated. STOVE WORK. The basement and first story Is con structed of Buyiield brown stone. This is a stone of very superior quality, rich in color and durable in character, susceptible of standing the severest climatic changes with out wear or blemish. It is found in Wis consin, about 170 miles from this city. It was lirst introduced in St Paul by Lauer Bros., ttie well-known builders' firm who have been established here about seven years, and who hare supplied stone and done the work on many of the most extensive blocks and costliest private residences in the city. It needs no judge of stone work to perceive the artistic and symmetrical manner, as also the compactness evenness and generally pleasing finish which this portion of the Miller building presents. Indeed, it may be said the excellency of the work and the material employed rather force themselves upon the attention of the most casual ob server. It Imparts to the building a distinctive character of strength, solidity and beauty, and we doubt not its use will become more universal as its qualities become better known to architects and builders. Houses, like individuals, have a certain definition of character imposed upon them by their mere outward garb. This impressiveness is very apparent in the building we speak of, and is enforced most favorably through the employment of the Baytield stone, Lauer Bros, contract for work not only in St. Paul, but through almost every por tion of the great Northwest They have in their employ a large force of the most thor oughly-educated workmen, and it U a rule with them that any work they undertake to do shall be done in the amst workmanlike and artistic manner. Hence it is that their work speaks for them wherever it is seen. The stone work of the splendid residence of Mr. Stickney, president of the Minne sota & Northwestern railroad, and of Mr. N'oyes of the C, P. & D. It. R., and of Mr. D. C. Shepherd, and also the Wilder block are sufficient evidences in this direction of their taste and skill. Lauer Bros, themselves are now pre pariug plans for the building of quite an extensive flat house for themselves in the construction and plan of which many new and valuable improvements will be inaug urated. Tlit) firm also contract for all des criptions of stone work in connection with railroads and other public works of magni tude. PLUMBIXO. The whole of the work throughout the building connected with the sanitary and plumbing department. Including gas, bath tubs, cistern*, closets, etc.. was done by Mr. J. J. Duunigau of No. 220 East Seventh street. Of all the Important matters connected with the building of a house large or small the plumbing takes first rank in its Internal arrangement and . economy, for upon the execution of this task to a very great extent depends not only the health but the lives of the inmates. The work done by Mr. Duunigan em braced the arrangement and laying of over 4.000 feet of pipes besides 400 fret of pipe connected with the waste and soil system. Upon each of the four floors there are two bath rooms, making eight bath rooms alto gether. In each bath room there is a bath tub, water, closet and wash basin. There is also in every kitchen on each floor a kitchen sink and set of laundry tubs. The latest and most improved system* of prac tical and tested value are carried out in the work done in this department. The water pipes are enlarged so that they give ample supply to each and every bath tub, wash ba sin, water closet, kitchen sink or recepticle Xor water. They can be cut off or turned on without interfering with any other through out tiie entire building, each being supplied by an Independent pipe from the main. Kef liberators, two in uumber upon each. Boor, are attached to a waste system sepa rate to Itself and emptying into an open sink in the basement Mr. Dunnigan does not claim for his part of the work in this building any super excellence of finish or special attractiveness of decoration or ostentation of auy kind, such as is very often seen in connection with very faulty workmanship, but he does claim perfection and thorough utility com bined witli solidity and comparative inex peiiMveuess. The work is open to inspec tion, and will stand the scrutiny of practi cal judges of sanitary arrangements as con nected with plumbing. Mr. Dunnigau is a thoroughly practical plumber himself, having learned his busi ness by regular apprenticeship in Now Yoik. He has been established in St. l'.iul about twenty-five years, and seml-aninially visits the principal Eastern cities in the in terest of his business, and notes improve ments or new inventions of any value that may be introduced. At his establishment may be seen actual working sample.* and styles of the different systems of general plumbing as applied to its most important sanitary particulars. From him we learn the pleasing fact that St. Paul enjoys above any city in the country the best general system of plumbing known to sanitary ex perts and scientific men. THE SIDEWALK. The Portland Stone company, corner of Fourteenth and Jackson streets, are laying the sidewalk around the building. This company's work has been so well tested in St. Paul that it is now accepted as the best ever introduced in the Northwest. The more their work is exposed the more it improves. The sidewalks on Fifth, Sev enth. Robert and other leading streets bear testimony to the neatness, evenness and durability of their work. The company's oUico is at 317 Jackson street. D. J. K. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. BISHOP IKFI.HU OPPOSED In tbe Doctrine of Divine Ordination of Temporal I'ouir, To the Editor of the Globe: Every well regulated citizen is in favor of temperance and of sustaing the civil laws in all this land. Every man with a reasonable amount of common sense can subscribe to nearly all Bishop Ireland said in his remarks before the law and order meeting at Market hall Monday evening the 2»th, but when be snys that "there is no power but of God," and "whosoever thereforo resisteth t^e power, resistt.-th tho ordinance of God." When ho makes that stutjineut I stand ready to deny it, and I challetiife any man to prove that in this country, pover is derived from any other source except from the people. If that doc trine be true, then all the kings, thieves and robbers that have rulod Europe for 2,0u0 years past, got their authority from God. If that be true than George the 111. derived his power from God, and when Washington and that little land of heroes in 1775, resisted thut king, they resisted the ordinance of God. I deny it. It is false. It is damnable. If that bo true, then when our fathers said, "resis tance to tyrants is obedience to God," they falsified the Bible. If that be true then the queen of England and all her following get their power from God, and by His divine power they have crushed the very life out of Ireland and have uvvlc her a beggar, without clothes and without food. If that statement is a fact, then wuen Parnell resisteth tbe power bo resisteth tbe ordinance of God. I deny it. It is infamous. That idea caused blood to flow in rivers on the continent of Europe for centuries. The idea contained in those two verses of the thirteenth chapter of Romans caused the thirteen colonies to be drenched with the best blood of earth from Concord to Vorktown. Our fathers said that power nine from the people, and when they wrote the Declaration of Independence they said that the people are the source of politi cal power, and the rulers are but the agents of the great, the sublime people. The United States was the first country to grant lilerty of conscience to man, and the constitution was the first great decree entered in the high court of human equity forever di vorcing church and state." It was the grand est step ever taken by tbe human raco; and tbe declaration of independence was the first document that retired God from politics. It was the first document that said that author ity does not come trom the cloud;, it comes from tbe people, The declaration of inde pendence enthroned man and dethroned the phantoms, and when our fathers wrote the constitution they put man in and left God out. The declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States are the grandest political documents ever signed ny man, and they are the glory of this country from the very fact that they say that all power comes from the great, the grand, the sublime people. Selah. THE BTTTERINE FRAUD. Letter From the Commiiiioner Coni mendinr the Globe. To the Editor of the Globe: Zcmbrota, Minn., March 31. — T thank you for the words on "The Butterine Controversy" In yesterday's Globe. The greatest difficulty that the commissioners find in enforcing the law is the indifference of the people with re gard to it. This comes chiefly, I think, from assent to tbe idea that the law cannot bo en forced. If the press of the stato will lend its influence I am sure the present law can be enforced, or a law can be framed that will meet every requirement of the courts. It is worse thau folly to sny thut the manufacture and sale of an article so manifestly unwhole some and so unblushingly fraudulent cannot be s opped. To assume that the people are not competent to defend themselves by legal enactment from a business which is a con stant violation of every principal of honesty and every rule of commercial and wholesome decency, is to yield the doctrine of self-gov ernment. These aro the plain but not over drawn facts in relation to this mutter. And just here comes in the point in your excellent article that I want to call attention to, not as a criticism, but as a correction. That is the suggestion that the way to cor rect this evil is for the dairyman '-to Improve his practices and put bettor butter upon the market." The whole mistake in fighting this fraud lies in instituting comparisons between the true and the false, the genuiuo and the bogus. A product which is but one-fourth at the best.butter, and three-fourths raw lard or tallow, deodorized by the use of nitric or benzole acids, is in no sense a substitute for butter. The only ground upon which the relative merits of the two can be reasonably made would be to leave the small per cent, of butter Out of the "neutral oil," ns the deodorized substances are appropriately callod which form the basis of the butterlne,and then com pare them. How long would any person ad vocate butterine in that case? or how long would any one question the right of protec tion against it? Rather, there would be no need of protection. It is a fact that people eat a little butter and a great deal of that which Is made "neutral" or nameless, ana in the a -t defraud their palates, their stomachs and tneir pockets. If the deodorization of the animal fat destroyed the bacteria which so often infests them, it would only bo a de ception, but that it docs not has Dccn proven by every chemist who has analyzed the stuff. Whether dairy butter can bo inado better or will bo made worse is important, and this agitation is worth all it costs in that direction, but that buttoriiip is better as a substitute than poor dairy butter is a worse sopbism than it would be tn say that a eountertuit greenback is worth more than an 80 cent sil ver dollar. Poor dairy butter should bo compared with good that its standard may be raised, but to compare the poorest genuine butter that tluds its way to the market with stockyard fat is to add insult to the injury which the honest in dustry has suffered at the hands of this mo nopoly of fraud which has "stolen the livery of heaven to serve the devil in." There never was a butter made so fine that the uninitiated could possibly toll it in the market from a good sample of butterine any more than the uninitiated can tell a counterfeit greenback from the genuine us ho takes it from the money changer. Vet the man who passes a counterfeit mvoubaok in called a swindler, while the dealer in counterfeit butter is by some called a boncfactor, because bo sells raw lard for butter, and so suves the inno cent from eating poor dairy butter. President Morrison, whom you quote, must revise bis standards before the dairymen can in justice to themselves or the public, who look to them for wholesome food, accept them. The dalrr commissioners beliove the law of our state to be constitutional, and act upon that faith. It is not for them to assume that the law they are set to enforce is unconstitu tional. If any who are interested believe otherwise, it is for them to bring the matter to the test. That further legislation is neces sary to perfect the law, they concede: but that it is along the right line is shown by the confession of both parties in this contro versy. W. c. Rice. Dairy Commissioner. A Blow at Secret Sessions. St. Louts Post-Dlapatch. The new California senator owns a news paper, and the temptation to "scoop" his competitors may prove disastrous to the secret* of executive sessions. MIDST THE MADDING THBONG- Ex-Spcakor John L. Gibbs of Geneva, Free born county, has resided in Minnesota for twenty M.iii years and has served five terms as a member of the lower branoh of the state legislature and twice aa speaker and yet has nev«r been in Hastings, Dakota county, but once. That visit •viis made in the fall pf ImU and no less than two weeks were consumed in making the trip from Albort Lea. It was customary in those days, before the railroads were known in the state, for the farmers of any laruoular section to join together and form a caravan for the purpose of hauling their wheat to tho nearest river town. The fmruera would load up their wagons aud start across country for the river, where tho boats took the grain and carried it down the river. At night, while making the annual trips, tho farmers camped out and enjoyed themselves, first having ar ranged tho wagons in the form of a circle, within which the oxen were confined. It re quired about a week's time to make the trip and nearly as long to return. Mr. Gibbs, then, as now, a fanner, made his last over land journoy in 1874, since which time ho lias never seen the pretty little town of Hastings. Two brothers, residing on Dayton's bluff, are as uulike in looks, teinperameut. and, in fact, iv everything. One is very good, and takes pleasure in attending Sunday school and reading the books contained in the Suh day school library. The other is into all sorts of mischief; diylikes Sunday school und has no particular love for books of any descrip tion. One is very obedient, and invariably Fays his prayers before retiring at night. The other never hesitates to disobey au order, provided he sees any fun by so doing, and forgets to say his prayers at the slightest provocation. One eats only what is good for him. The other lovea pie and hus enjoyed many pieces atoleu from the pantry. The good boy is deeply difctressed at his brother's fuilure to say his prayers and has talked with him repeatedly about this omis sion in his daily duties. "I should tbink," romarked the good boy, "that you'd be afraid to go to sleep. What if you'd bo struck by lightning while you're sleep?" "Do you honestly believe in prayers?" queried the bad boy. "Do you think you can get anything you ask for:-" "Of course I do," replied the little mission ary." Now lets say 'em together." They began and had just repeated in unison "give us this day our daily bread," when the bad boy stopped. "Hold on Bob" said he, "lets ask 'em for pie." The old Metroplitan hotel on West Third street is, in its present unoccupied condition, the source of no end of remarks by the thou sands of people who pass and repass the va cant structure every day. If two or more are gathered together in vehicle or are walk ing: up that thoroughfare, one of the party Is sure to mention the deserted old house as it appears In sight, and express surprise that it has not been converted into flats or store rooms. The passing pedestrian, who has lived here for over a year, will mention the fact that but a short time ago the Metropoli tan was the leading hotel of the Northwest. It met its Waterloo when the Hotel Ryau was opened, as it closed at that time and has bean goln to rack and ruin ever since. v The hotel is not an old building, nor is it old-fashioned. Along in the seventies it was constructed to replace a hotel of the same name which had been de stroyed by fire. It was consequently supplied with nearly all the modern improvements and was in every respect a first-class bouse. Many persons have noticed on the extreme west wall, not far from Fourth street, a stone slab imbedded in the brick. The slab contains tains the word "Winslow." An old settler was asked the significance of the slab when he explained that it was a compromise of which the hotel was named "the Metropoli tan." J. H. Winslow, the old time contrac tor and builder, who formerly had a Winslow bouse near the Seven corners which was des troyed by fire, had a great desire to perpetu ate his name by having a hotel called after him. Ho intended to reconstruct the Metro politan and name it after himself.but financed disaster overtook him before the new hotel was complete and his successors decided to continue it as the Metropolitan. To please him they placed the slab in the west wall. Mr. Winslow is dead and the Winslow-Metro politan is deserted. A Press club for St. Paul is being agitatedi In fact it has passed the stage of agitation, and is now a well-developed movement. A meeting of all interested in the proposed club will be held a week from to-day, when definite steps will be taken looking to an organization. There is no valid reason why the newspaper — the writers of St. Paul and vicinity — should not join themselves into a club; and thero are many reasons why such club should be formed. To begin with, it would be the means of making the local newspaper men acquainted with each other, and would offer them facilities for enjoying club life, to which a writor takes as naturally as he does to composition. It would give visiting newspaper men a place at which they could read up and write up to their heart's content. Its membership need not be con fined to St. Paul, but might reasonably in clude editors and writers from Dulutb, Winona and other towns in Minnesota, as well as Dakota and Montana, for they all visit St. Paul frequently and would will ingly await themselves of an opportunity to have permanent headquarters in this city to which their wail could be addressed, and at which they would feel perfectly at home. A press club should be organized, and that right away. **» Manton Luther, the petite brunette who formerly walked his legs off and wore out his hair in securing figures for booming the an nual building reviews of Minnesota's capital city, has been, in his time, the innocent cause of starting a press club. It was in Provi dence, R. I. He, after laboring several years in that city, concluded that he would step out of the state and take a train for St. Paul, Before taking this step out of the state of "Little Rhody," his fellow reporto rial and editorial laborers gave him a fare well supper. While they were all gathered around the festive board It was suggested that a club should be formed. The suggestion was kindly taken and a press club was organized then and there. It has prospered and increased in member ship and wealth. One feature of the club career is a Charles Lamb spread that is given every year. *•* There promises to be a very lively time this fall among the Republicans of this, the Fourth congressional, district in connection witu the nomination for congress. It has been supposed that the fight would be be tween AHert Schcffer of St. Paul and Loren Fletcher of Minneapolis to succeed J. B. Gil flllanof Minneapolis. Such is not the case, however. The former is out for governor and stands a good chance of walking off with that prize. He is not in the race for congress and henco the flght of ibS4, when Gilflllaa came in as a- compromise, cannot bo repeated. Fletcher is not in the race either. He is) biding his timo anil as the political engineer of It. B. I.angdon desires to see Gilflllan elected for a second term. With Scheffer, his old congressional opponent out of the way as governor or a defeated candidate for that place, and Gililllau at the end of his second term in congress, Fletcher reasons that he (Fletchor) would have a walk away for the congressional nomination two year* hence. v There Is another reason for Fletcher to swallow his congressional aspirations for the next two years, and that is his belief that the arrangement by which Scheffer of St. Paul becomes governor and Gilflllan his own suc cessor will go a lonjr way towards putting Langdon In the United States senate as McMillan's successor. Fletcher is of the opinion that with a St. Paul man as governor, ex-Gov. Davi9 of St. Paul would stand no show for the senatorship, but that St. Paul having the governor, a Minneapolis man would be entitled to represent the state in the United States senate. It remains to be seen whether the political locksmith from Minneapolis has pot the combination that will open the safe of the political future. The Onlookkb.