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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:
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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 |
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
The Kansas City Times contains a detailed
and matter of course account of tbe dealing
of faro la private parlors of social leaders in
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.
• 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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,
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.
A New Apartment House Modeled Upon
tbe Plan of the Latest Freuob
The 'Premier Flat House," Corner of
it Peter Street and College
Arranged With the Comforts and Con
vonti-iu-o*o! Klcitaut Private
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
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
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.
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 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 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.
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
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 heating by steam throughout the
entire building was done by E. F. Osborue,
corner of Fifth and Rosabel streets.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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.
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*
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.

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