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A DELINQUENT SENATOR.
Congress is in the second week of its j
work, but the senior senator from Florida ;
continues to linger and shudder on the j
frosty shores of Lake Michigan. Day after j
day his name is called on the senate roll and >
vet he responds not. Day by day the gray- j
haired janitor of the senate chamber dusts a
vacant chair in the senate hall and places a
fragrant bouquet on a vacant desk. But
the senator whose place it is to occupy the j
chair comes not, and the fragrance of the
flowers on his desk is wasted on desert air.
The particular cause which rivets the orange
grove representative to the ice-bound shores
of Michigan is not the legitimate subject of
public criticism. The senator is supposed
to be the master of his own heart, and can
lavish its affections upon whatsoever object
he selects. But there is one standpoint
from which the pubiic can discuss his ab- I
sence from his desk in the senate chamber
and can call him to an account. When Sen
ator Joxes qualified as a member of con
gress he entered into a contract with the
people of the United States that for and in
consideration of $5,000 per annum he would
give his services to the public for the term
of six years. The people have fulfilled their
part of the contract and Mr. Jones is re
ceiving his salary. It is about time that
Senator Jones awakened to a moral
sense of his obligations. His place is in
Washington and not in Detroit. If his
personal interests require his presence in
the latter city, then, as an honorable man,
his duty is to cancel his contiact with the
public and allow his place to be filled by j
some one else, who will, at least, go
through the show of attempting to earn his (
salary. It may be true that congress, like 1
the parliament in good old King George's I
daj s, is doing nothing in particular, and
doing it very well, but that does not relieve
Senator Jones from the responsibility of
aiding congress in performing what he him
self has displayed marvelous capacity for
th™ art of doing nothing. If the Florida
senator does not at once return to his seat,
the senate ought to discharge its duty
to itself and the country by making a con
spicuous example of him and declare his
seat vacant. If this was a matter exclu
sively between the state of Florida and its
delinquent senator we would not have a
word to say. but, inasmuch as Mr. Joxes'
salary is being paid out of the federal treas
ury, the people of the whole country are
entitled to a voice in the matter. And the
public verdict is that no public money shall
be paid out for services that are not ren
TnE MEMORIAL CRANK.
Congress does a great many things that it
ought to leave undone and it leaves undone
a great many things that it ought to do.
The consequence is that congress gets a
great deal of blame which it merits. But
there is one thing that congress is not to be
blamed tor failing to perform, lt does not
merit condemnation for refusing to read j
every petition or memorial that is sent in to
it. Of course a member is obliged to present
to the house of which he is a member any
sort of a memorial that is sent in, but
the member's duty terminates with its formal
presentation. As an illustration of the ex
tent to which the petition nuisance is carried,
Senator McMillax presented to congress
the other day, a petition from a Minnesota
constituent covering eight or ten pages of
foolscap paper, memorializing congress in
relation to the Nicaraugua ship canal pro
ject. The Record says that without having
been read the petition was sent to the com
mittee on foreign affairs. There it !
will sleep the sleep of ages. Not
a member of the committee will |
trouble himself to read it Beyond the
iter himself, not a human eye will eve*
trace the lines of the document In the
years to come some employe of the senate
may take it from its pigeon hole to remove
the accumulated dust from it, and unless
his eye rests upon the written Indorsement
on the back, no human being will ever
know that such a document is in existence.
This is only one of the thousands of illus
trations of the useless expenditure of time
and brain power American citizens in
dulge in in a vaiu attempt to impress their
individuality on A * can legislation.
And yet we can't blame congress for re
fusing to do what we wouldn't do our
If there is anything that can provoke
civil war in a community it is a county-seat
contest This has been abundantly illus
trated in Minnesota this year. The dis
tinction of being the c apital of a county is
an honor the average country village cannot
let slip without a vigorous struggle to retain
it. Of the many curious and complicated
features which enter iuto these contests the
Traverse county contest furnishes a notable
illustration. As soon as the official an
nouncement of the vote was made by Gov.
Hibbaim). the people of Wheaton went
down to Brown's Valley for the purpose of
removing the public records. The people
of the latter town resisted the invasion and
quite a lively melee ensued. Col. Samuel
J. Bnowfi, in his interview with the
Globe, vindicates the Brown's Valley
people from the charge of using mob vio
lence, claiming that they only resorted to
force so far as force was necessary to resist
force. At all events they succeeded in
holding on to the county records. But the
legal complications which have arisen in
th* case are the really curious features.
Several years ago the question of locating
the Bounty seat was submitted to a vote of
the people of Traverse county. The two
places in competition were Brown's Valley
and Maudeda. The latter place had
no town charter, being simply a
proposed town site which the
owner had distinguished by naming after
his two daughters, Maude and Eda. And
although the vote resulted in favor of
Maudeda, the district court held on a con- j
test that, Inasmuch as Maudeda had no J
legal existence, the county seat had been j
permanently located at Brown's Valley, that :
being the only other place voted for. An •
appeal was taken from this decision which f
is still pending in the supreme court of the j
state. In the meantime Brown's Valley j
has been recognized as the seat of county 1
justice. Last November the question of
removing the county seat from Brown's ;
Valley to Wheaton was submitted to a vote
of the people. A majority of the votes
were cast in favor of Wheaton and so J
declared by the governor. Now the Brown's j
Valley people resort to the courts, alleging j
in the first place that the late election was I
invalid during the pendency of Maudeda's
appeal in the supreme court, and, in the
second place, if the supreme court should
affirm the decision of the lower court, then
Brown's Valley would be the permanent
county seat, and under the act of the legis
lature passed in ISSS it would require a 1
three-fifths vote to remove it. Wheaton i
having failed to receive three-fifths of the ] .
vote cast at the late election, the Brown's j
Valley people resist the right of the former j
place to be named as the county seat But j
the most curious part of all is that these j
questions were not thought of before the
The bill introduced into congress to re
move the disabilities of those persons who ,
fought in the Confederate army seems to be }
a matter of sentiment more than of practi- i
cal utility, but it should be given considera- j
tion none the less on that account. ;
If the ex-Confederates feel that j
the prohibition against ever serv- j
ing in the United States army or j
navy under which they now rest separates j
them in a measure from the rest of their j
countrymen, and prevents them, even
though they are perfectly reconciled to the j
result of the great civil conflict, from re- j
garding themselves, in the fullest sense \
of the term, citizens of a , reunited
and entirely harmonious nation, then
it would be simply a gracious act
on the part of the government— too
strong to fear any evil result from us gen
erosity—to grant them the favor they ask.
The passage of a quarter of a century since
the war has taken away the majority of !
those who participated in the great strug
gle. Those who remain, enfeebled with
age and broken with infirmities, are
far down the hill of life. In
most instances, but few years remain to j
them in which to enjoy the experience of
living again in peace and unity with their
fellow men. If the removing of their dis
abilities will render any more tranquil the
declining days of these veterans, it is
a consideration which the country
can well afford to grant them. To
those who are still able-bodied men,
vigorous with the health of middle age, the
passage of the bill will be no less grate
ful, and these in time of war, by their
valiant service to the nation, which could
be forgiving as well as just, would demon
strate the wisdom of the action which
would make them in every respect loyal
and patriotic citizens.
KEEP WITHIN YOUR MEAN'S.
The recurrence of the season of holiday
festivities, with the attendant pleasing cus
tom of giving aud receiving gifts, brings
with it a danger to which Americans, with
their proverbial liberality, are too apt to
subject themselves— the making of gifts
which are really beyond their means.
This matter of making presents has
grown from year to year until
it has almost entirely lost its original and
beautiful significance, and has become sim
ply an exchange of articles of more or less
value in which each person strives to out
do the other through a species of absurd
false pride, which will not suffer one's
neighbors to make, if possible, more costly
presents than oneself. The sentiment which
attaches to a Christmas present should be
the first consideration. ■ While it is well
enough for those who have been liberally
endowed with this world's goods to follow
the advice given Laertes, and make their
presents as well as their habits "as costly
as their purse can buy," it is the
height of foolishness for persons less
favored by fortune to endeavor to
maintain the same standard. The
merest trifle, accompanied by a wealth
of affection, should be, and doubtless is in
most cases, dearer to the recipient than the
costliest article given, simply in the observ
ance of custom and without the refining in
fluence of sentiment. The proneness
to ostentation which becomes yearly
more apparent, should be cur
tailed, and the pretty habit of gift
giving which symbolized the meaning con
veyed by Christmas day to the whole civil
ized world be restored to something like the
simplicity which characterized it in the
olden time. Buy Christmas gifts by all
means, th© house would be cheerless indeed
into which they did not enter, but in doing
so remember to be just to yourself before
you are generous to others, and keep
within your means.
The case of Grottkau, the Milwaukee
rioter and anarchist, who believed himself
capable of instructing his associates how to
vote as well as advising them for whom they
should work, and who set himself up
generally as a dictator of his com
rade's actions, illustrates well the mon
>*--,, 1 - looseness with which the natural
on laws are administered in this conn
try, particularly in the West. Gp.ott
kau, having sworn that he had
been a resident of Wisconsin for
a year and of the United States for five
years was admitted to full citizenship and
permitted to vote. It was subsequently
discovered that he had only been in the
state eight months, aud notwithstand
ing the fact that for most of
this time he had been a notorious character
the fact that he was not entitled to citizen
ship was not found out until he had voted.
In many cases it is, of course, impossible for
the proper authorities to look with great
closeness into the validity of an appli
cant's claims to the right of being granted
the significants, rights and privileges of
an American citizen, but in the majority
of instances much closer scrutiny cap be
maintained. If the right of fran
chise was more jealously guarded
there would be a clearer moral atmosphere
at the polls on election day, and many of
the evils which now seem inseparably
united with municipal politics would
be avoided. There is altogether too
much laxity in this matter and
there is not a single large city in
the country which is not in a greater 01
less degree open to criticism. The Ameri
can spirit of liberality should not be ex
tended to the ' granting of the dearest
privileges enjoyed by. the citizens of a
republic to those who neither have a right
to them nor are. in many cases, capable of
A BLOW AT CHICAGO.
Another indication of Chicago's ap
proaching loss of prestige as the center of j
the Northwest's cattle trade and of the cer- ;
j taiuty with which St. Paul will succeed to j
■, the position, is seen in a negotiation re- j
j cently entered into by a prominent Mon- j
tana cattle man and the Detroit Dry Dock '
' company, looking to the construction of a j
j number of refrigerator boats. These ves
l sels are to ply between Duluth and Buffalo, ;
I and will be so constructed that it will be a j
matter of the utmost ease to convey !
• dressed meat by them to the seaboard. The j
1 primary object of this arrangement is to |
-FECK ST. PAifti DAILY <3LOBR WEDSeBOAY MORNING; DECEMBER 18. 158!.
escape the charges of the Chicago middle
men, but it will also serve to render more j
stable the establishment of the stock
market in St. Paul. Duluth will !
naturally be the lake shipping
point, and purchasers would obviously pre
fer to establish their headquarters at a
point nearer than Chicago to this shipping
center, or, in other words, St. Paul. In
this city exist all the facilities for trans
portation and slaughtering, and the haul to
Duluth being but a short one, the meat in
tended for transportation can be readily
dressed here where It is purchased. The
gentlemen who are pushing the cattle mar
ket enterprise here with so much energy cer
tainly have everything in their favor, and if
they can induce all Western stockmen to
view the matter in the same light of self
interest, there can remain little doubt that
Chicago's supremacy in the matter of the
cattle trade will soon come to an end.
THE REASON WHY.
The Globe cheerfully yields space to
the vigorous kick a correspondent makes
against the publication of the Lord Coi.in*
Campbelt. scandal. The Globe regrets
as much as it is possible for our correspond
ent to regret, that the English aristocracy
should parade their vices before the public
in such offensive manner. It also regrets
that public curiosity is so wonderfully
aroused to hear all of the filthy details. But
as these things do occur, and the public de
mands to know all about them, and par
ticularly as the Globe is a newspaper
whose mission is to give the news, we hold
our nose and let it go. As to the goody
goody class of people, of whose whereabouts
our correspondent makes particular inquiry,
all that we can say is that to our certain
knowledge some of them are so busily en
gaged in keeping up with the Campbell
divorce case they haven't time to devote to
small matters. It is no pleasure to the
average newspaper to publish social rot. but
as long as society is rotten and newspapers
continue to be newspapers, it is going to be
published. The fault does not lie with the
newspapers. It rests in the bosom of
ST. PAUL'S BUILDING STATISTICS.
A half a million dollars increase in the
building statistics in oue year is a pretty
fair showing for a young city that didn't
make any special effort to force a building
boom, yet that is St. Paul's increase over
last year's statistics, and there has proba
bly been no year of the city's growth when
there was as little effort made in the build
ing line. Everything that was built was
done in obedience to the imperative de
mands of the city's growing population
and the growth of its business prosperity.
And yet it foots up nearly ten millions of
dollars in one year.
The Globe being a newspaper, is of course
much pleased to be of such service to a morn
ing contemporary that it is enabled to give
its readers, after a diligent perusal of the
Globe's columns, the news of the day. But
we respectfully submit that, excellent as the
news is, it suffers somewhat in freshness
through our contemporary's habit of pub
lishing it from one to two days alter it ap
pears iv the Globe, which has happened
thrice within the past week.
Encli.vnd would better put Tennyson on
the retired list and advertise for sealed pro
posals for the position of poet laureate. It
would be a glorious opportunity for Poet
Alden J. Bletuen to acquire a residence in
tbe queen's dominions, put in an application
and secure a position where his talent for
writing graceful verse would have full swing
without being held in check by the ruthless
blue pencil of a managing editor.
City Marshal Cummings, of Omaha,must
be a peculiarly stubborn individual. Though
all the papers of Omaha have been daily for
six months inviting him to resign, he con
tinues to stick. Until she disposes of the re
calcitrant official Omaha will take no interest
in her incipient boom and that other lively
village, Kansas City, will accordingly bestir
itself with more than its usual pernicious
Another editor has met his reward, the
Turkish mission being destined for one of the
fraternity. After being accustomed to twenty
hours' labor out of the twenty-four, there is
no one who can appreciate a position in which
there is nothing to do aud a luxuriously pro
portioned salary for doing it, like a news
TnE latest fashionable whim in the East is
"griddle cake"' parties, but until it is discov
ered whether or not the fashiocaLle ladies are
expected to construct the cakes themselves,
the men of the West will hesitate to counten
ance the adoption of the fashion.
Detroit people are thinking of building a
$1,000,000 hotel.and they need it. With the ex
ception of St. Paul and Minneapolis, whose
hotels are in every respect metropolitan, the
cities of the West are sadly lacking in hos
telries befitting their importance.
"Gen." Booth, of the Salvation array, has
returned to Europe. He spent one day in
Chicago and, realizing the hopelessness of his
task, left at once in despair. But with Sam
Joxes still vigorous, there is yet hope for tho
unregenerate city by the lake.
The ladies of the cabinet have been confer
ring, and it is therefore surmised that the
country will not have to wait much longer in
anxious expectancy until the momentous
question of who shall go in first at state din
ners will be decided.
If the Minnesota representatives succeed
in their endeavors to secure an additional .
appropriation of §30.000 for the purpose of
enlarging the St. Paul postoffice, the city
will regard it as a very acceptable Christmas
It is rumored that a congressman has dis
appeared, leaving liabilities of $35,000. The
cause of his downfall is not known, but it
was probably due to his boarding with his
entire family at a fashionable 'Washington
Montreal is trying to erect an ice palace
that will surpass St. Paul's. Instead of
wasting her energy in a useless endeavor
she would do much better to send her people
down here to see how the thing Is really done.
Congress made a mistake in being nig
gardly regarding the appropriations for the
Yellowstone park, and tbe entire North
western delegation should unite in demon
strating that fact to their colleagues.
If the general public will only also form
an attachment for the American Opera com
pany its managers will not mind so much the
one a Chicago theatrical manager has secured
The fact that the czar is preparing a con
stitution is taken as an indication that ho
doesn't intend to have his personal constitu
tion shattered by a well-directed dynamite
The recently published edition of a sort
of American Burkes peerage should be
bound in calf as a delicate compliment to
those who are expected to buy the book.
The makers of European crises and the
manipulators of war rumors will now declare
a truce until the Christmas plum pudding is
comfortably disposed of.
Col. King, of Minneapolis, Is one indi
vidual who has no reason to be dissatisfied
with the present which comes to him at such
an appropriate season.
The proper weather connection having once
more been established, the carnival managers
are relapsing again into a state of pleased
The heated quarrel between Editors DOR
sheimer and Pulitzer still keeping up. New
Yorkers are sure they are going to have an
Perhaps "Jim Cummings" is simply a mod
ern edition of that back number phantom,
Tom Collins. '
And Sot a Shy sweetheart.
Senator Jones was kicked again yesterday
This time it was a runaway horse did it.
Samuel Asteroid Phillips,
well known in St. Paul as
the nucleus around which
the Young Men's Republican
club massed Itself; a full,
round-faced gentleman, who
wore a tall silk hat with the
nonchalent air with which
that article would be worn
man with an idea or two of
his own, and who persisted in wearing: his vest
unbuttoned in July and August on Wabasha
street, has given this thriving settlement the
grand shake and burrowed among the eleva
tors and coal piles of rustling Duluth, where
be Ffas assumed the steering apparatus of
tho Duluth Sunday Sun, a weekly publica
tion of mudh' credit to its managers. Frank
Lazarus Buell, Phillips' shadow, has em
barked in the enterprise with him. Buell as
a solicitor of subscriptions and a reacher-out
for advertising matter has no peer in the
Northwest, a fact which the business men in
the Zenith City, which, by the way, is some
what hoary-headed, will appreciate when he
has made two or three trips up and down
The editorial management of the Sun has
been Intrusted to the North Dakota genus of
George Cataplasm North, a young man who
rode down from the hyperborean regions last
September astride a black and tan blizzard
and jumped off at St. Paul. His breeziness
was manifested through the columns of a
local paper, and George gave evidences of
originality of thought and style of composi
tion that would do credit to Mark Twain or
De Witt Talmoge. The editorial interests of
the Sun are safe in his hands, and if Bill Nye
has an idea of retiring from the manufacture
of sorrel-topped humor, he can find in George
somebody to take his place.
Among the many pictures of perfect
health to be found in the state of Minnesota
there is not one mote striking than in
the case of Senator C. B. Buckman,
of Morrison county. He looks as
robust as the stoutest English yeoman
in the days of Robin Hood, and he has a con
stitution as firm as iron. During the clearing
up of the wreck made Dy the cyclone that
swept through St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids last
summer-he was one of the tireless workers.
He worked day and night, taking hardly any
sleep for an entire week. One of the coldest
days week before last Senator Buckman was
seated in the rotunda of the Merchants, con
versing with his fricuds,nnd his feet were en
cased in low-cut shoes of Kangaroo pelt,
above the tops of which showed narrow strips
of thin cotton socks.
"Buckrri; n." said a friend. "I should think
you'd catch a d— l of a cold wearing low shoes
and cotton socks this weather."
"I wear cotton socks and low shoes all the
year round," replied Buckman. "I tried to
wear boots one winter, but the legs were so
stiff that they made a corn or two on my
shins and I threw them away. Haven't worn
A little later tho senator was seen on the
corner of Third and Jackson streets with his
four-button cutaway thrown open, talking
politics with a man clad in a heavy buffalo
coat, seal skin cap and thick overshoes. Tin.*
senator didn't seem to realize that the ther
mometer was about twenty degrees below
The discussions of the Ontario plan, which
have been held in the chamber of commerce
committee meetings, have developed some
very entangling situations. Outside of hall
a dozen men, the attendance is not the same
at two consecutive meetings, and when the
talk is going on, seemingly on one point
some new man asks a question which four or
live answer at the same time, each in a dif
ferent way. Each brings up a new idea, and
each of these develops as many more, sev
eral of which are discussed at the same time.
So many strings being pulled at once, some
of those present lose track of them and more
questions are asked. . Tho result is, that
about every fifteen minutes the question gets
back to the original proposition, and so goes
on around and arouud until no one knows
when the end is reached. Lawyers and finan
ciers, members of the legislature and city
officials, all being accustomed to so me par
ticular phase of things, don't agree on any
thing very easily. If the same gentlemen
had been in attendance at all the meetings
a bill could have been agreed upon long ago,
but the endless explanations necessary to
new-comers make the meetings entangling
THE CAMPBELL SCANDAL.
A Correspondent Who Thinks it
Should Met be Published.
To the Editor of the Globe. .
I have been searching for some time now
all corners of your paper for a protest from
the teachers of the moral, protesting against
your making your paper a common sewer
through which to pour upon the community
the slush of the divorce courts, or as lately
using it as a metaphoric clothes line on which
to hang out in broadest view dirty European
linen, becrested and bclaeed, it is neverthe
less of the dirtiest a sight to make fastidious
people a little faint with disgust in lactl believe
a pretty strong stomach will feel some qualms
in the contemplation. I have expected to see
a heading in half inch type, "Are there no
Police Gazettes In these days where such mat
ter can be relegated and our family journals
be kept free?*' Having seen no such remon
strance nor head, I am constrained to inqure
where areall the moral reformers and teachers':*
Where are all those who cannot look upon the
ballet except when it is in striped trowsers?
Where are those people of the finest feeling
who wished last autumn to veil the rather
harmless)"remains" of statuary in the exhibi
tion'/ Where those who find the opera im
moral and Sunday amusements a deadly sin?
Where the good men who voted for McGill,
also in the interest of morality? Are they
dead, or only sleeping? And you. Mr. Editor,
with your grand journal with its "Sunday
edition of twenty panes" aud its long lists of
Jenkins peports. the delight of us rustics, of
what are you thinking? Getting spicy and
start lint? paragraphs, or what? Perhaps of
warning our young Americans against yield
ing to the temptation of titles and money. If
so, let me beg of you let them rather "burst
in ignorance." Let them marry and re
pent at leisure or not, as the case
may be, but let them remain
ignorant as long as possible. Now, that the
queen of Enland has sot the example, I am
sure your polite public will sustain you in
banishing all such matter now and forever
from your pages, which visits constantly so
many intelligent firesides. What have our
minor sons and our, marriageable or un
manageable daughters to do with such mat
ters! And our old men and women well,
they are too old. I feel very shamefaced in
entering upon this ground, where evidently
angels have not dared to tread, but ray feel
ings have been too great for repression. This
must be my excuse. Most respectfully,
A Constant Keadek.
St. Cloud, Dec. 13.
Souie"Sass'' About Sugar.
Of course John Sherman is in favor of free
sugar, just like Blame. Mr. Sherman has a
shrewd idea in proposing a bounty on sugar.
That is not a sop to Louisiana.
It is ' a sop for the sorghum-raisers.
The observation of Mr. Sherman . that the
sugar duties have not increased the produc
tion is another way ot stating the fact that
the sugar duties are revenue duties more
than protective duties, bacause he cannot ■
pretend that there has been a combination to
control sugar lands and deliberately limit the
output. [■ .
Whitnej's Pluck and ft-uc>*aclty.
Philadelphia Pi ess. -. ' '
It is unfortunate for Mr. Cleveland's ad
ministration that there is not more of Secre
tary Whitney's energy, good nature and
square-toed cotnbativeness in the other mem
bers of the cabinet. We don't mind acknowl
edging at this juncture, as it were, that there
Is more genuine American pluck and pugnac
ity in ihe navy department than in any other
branch of the administration. . People like it.
First-class in Everything.
Brainerd Dispatch. .
Among the leadinir papers of the West the
St. Paul Globe holds a front place. it Is an
industrious news gatherer, and its depart
ments are well arranged. The people take it
because it is first-class in all branches. The
Sunday Globe particularly embraces all the
features of modern journalism, and is one or
the best papers published in the Northwest.
RUMBLE OF THE RAILS.
The Head Officials of the Wisconsin Cen
tral Eoad Pay St. Paul
An Appointment Made to Fill the Va
cancy Caused by the Death of
Meeting of lowa Railroad Men at the
Union Depot Yesterday to lie
The Manitoba's Competitors-- An Ac
Got the sinch.
There was a representative body of railroad
men in the city yesterday. It consisted of
General Manager Mellen, Assistant General
Manager Allen, General Freight Agent Ma
lone, Assistant General Freight Agent Bar
low and General Passenger Agent Barker, all
of the Wisconsin Central road. They were in
a new business car, splendidly appointed and
of elegant construction. The party claimed
to be on a tour of inspection of the road, and
had been to Ashland, Wis., from which point
they were returning. They left the city at
12:45 p. m. yesterday for Chicago. The
frequent visits of the officials of
this line to Northwestern . , , points
give rise to considerable speculation, and it
is surmised that when sprint* opens the road
will make some moves that will surprise the
people. An official of the road said a few
days ago: "The erection of buildings in St.
Paul and the enlargement of freight yards
are two improvements that it is anticipated
the road will make, and then there is to be
a great deal of money expended up along
the line, and Ashland will be given a quiet
boom that she isn't figuring on."
It is understood that an appointment has
been made to fill the vacancy caused by the
recent death of David Coleman, superin
tendent of the northern division of the
Chicago, Burlington & Northern road. The
appointment has not yet been publicly an
nounced, but it is given on good authority
that A. R. Horn has been appointed to fill the
vacancy. Mr. Horn was formerly train
master of the division, and he will bo suc
ceeded by M. T. Hinckley.
Revising a. Basing Sheet.
The lowa Passenger Rate association met
yesterday at the union depot. There were
present: S. K. Wilson, chief rate clerk of the
Chicago & Northwestern road: G. A. Silvey.
rate clerk of the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific: W. S. Keenan, rate clerk of the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy: J. N. Brown,
of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern;
W. A. Russell, chief clerk of the passenger
department of the Central lowa, and repre
sentatives ol local lines. The meeting was
called for the purpose of revising the lowa
casing sheet and* the making of rates from
juuetion points iv lowa and St. Paul, Minne
apolis and the Minnesota Transfer. The
work done was simply of interest to the lines
interested, and was made necessary by the
recent adoption of the three-cent a mile tariff
on passenger traffic.
Tho Manitoba road is building its line into
the Northwestern territory as perseveringly
as ever, and on either side of it aud behind it
are its competitors. The Duluth & Manitoba
will be completed to East Grand Forks iv a
few days aud an agent will be appointed at
that point. This will give East Grand Forks
direct connection with St. Paul by a connec
tion with the Northern Pacific road at Haw
ley. The Northern Paniflc road intends to
push its lines from East Grand Forks to St.
Vincent, and some arrangement will be made
to run their trains into Winnipeg-. Next
spring the Northern Pacific will reach
out into the Devil's Lake and
Western country, building lines parel
lel with the Manitoba spurs. This will
tend to enliven the competition and the Mani
toba people will be obliged to clean the film
off their eyes in order to keep ahead in the
race for busiuess.
They've Got the Sinch.
C. L. Wellington, chairman of the joint
Western classification committee, has made a
ruling that has prompted Commissioner
Faithorn, of tho Northwestern Freight asso
ciation, to issue a circular to the effect that
shipments of toboggans, as included iv the
association, will be subject to double first
class rate between Chicago group points and
Burlington group points and St. Paul, Minne
apolis and the Minnesota Transfer. It is an
exceedingly frigid day when a railroad man'
can't figure out an advantage to himself
when the necessities of the people compel
them to turn to him for assistance. Of course
the ice carnival in St. Paul this year will
cause Eastern manufacturers to ship a great
number of toboggans to the Northwest. The
people in the Northwest must have them.
An ice carnival without toto.'gans would be
a very tame affair, and the railroads say if
the people waut them they must pay two
prices to them for bringing them. While the
citizen kicks the railroad officials thrust their
hands deep down into their pockets, look
down on the bucking citizen and calmly say:
"Well, what aro you going to do about it?"
A Polite Baggageman.
A man came in from the North a few days
ago, on the Northern Pacific road, accompa
nying the remains of his deceased brother,
which were lying in a casket in the baggage
car. When the train reached the depot the
corpse was transferred to another train for
transportation East. For the transportation
of a corpse it is necessary to procure a first
class full fare ticket, but this fact seemed to
be overlooked by the local baggageman, who
checked the mourning brother's trunk, and
thinking that the corpse should be checked
too, he did so and took the check to the car
and gave it to the man. The brother took the
brass slip and handing tho baggageman a
cigar said, "Thank you."
"Oh, don't mention it," replied the baggage
man, "I'd be glad to the favor for you any
time," and he walked proudly away, while
the brother looked after him with a puzzled
expression on his face. j]j£j£|
A Sew Tariff.
The Northern Pacific road issued a tariff
sheet on freight between St. Paul, Minnesota
Transfer, Minneapolis, Duluth and Superior
and Oakes, the new station just opened. The
tariff is as follows: On merchandise, per 100
pounds, first class, $1.25: second, $1.10; third,
HO cents; fourth, 70 cents; fifth, 49 cents.
Carloads, per 100 pounds, soft lumber, shingles
and lath, 23 cents; grain. flour, feed. 23
cents; lime, salt, cement and stucco, 23%
cents. Live stock, per carload, horses and
mules, $56; cattle or hogs, $50; sheep. $1:!.
Rates on coal in carloads from Eastern termi
nals will be, to Oakes, $4 per 2,000 pounds.
Emigrant movables from Eastern terminals
to Glover and Oakes will be billed at the rate
of $35 per carload and 35 cents per cwt. for
less than carloads, subject to the rules and
conditions iv the emigrant movable tariff.
There is no agent and freight should be pre
Chicago Railroad meetings.
Chicago, Dec. 14. — The general meeting
to-day of the Central Traffic association was a
dull affair. A complaint was mado by the
managers that the freight rates had to be cut
from all association points, the blame being
laid upon the fast freight agents, whose
eagerness to procure business had brought
about demoralization, It was agrted to let
the executive committee handle the subject
and bring about a restoration. Some talk
was had in regard to the interstate commerce
bill, but no formal action was taken to oppose
it, the general opinion of the managers being
that its passage was inevitable. It was agreed
that the thirty-cent grain rate from Chicago
to New York, ordered in effect
on the 20th, should be enforced despite
all outside objections. The commissioner
recommended that in fu'ure divisions of
percentage on transcontinental freight- the
trunk lines should take 25 per cent., instead
of 22 per cent., as at present. All other mat-'
ters acted on were routine and the meeting
adjourned until to-morrow, when the mana
gers will meet the passenger department of
the association. In the passen.er department
meeting to-duy W. P. Johnson was elected
pe.-maneut arbitrator. A large amount of
time was consumed considering a plan for
the redemption of tickets. It was agreed that
mileage tickets purchased to test rates should
be redeemed at '1% cents per mile. The sub
ject of rates on west-bound business from
Buffalo was referred to a committee.
So Railroad in the Park.
Special to the Globe.
Washington. Dec. 14.— N0 question has
excited so much interest since the session
opened as the Cinnabar & Clark's (Fork bill.
Everybody to-day wanted to take a hand in
the debate. Sunset Cox dropped in and urged
tbat the National park must be preserved.and
that selfish corporations were behind the bill,
to get the privilege of carrying tourists into
the park aud boardinr them in the company
hotel. Delegate Toole made an earnest speech
for toe bill, showing how much it was needed
for the mining district around Cooke City.and
Judge Payson. ot Illinois, who had the bill in
charge, advanced its passage ably. Judge
Kelley again took a hand in the fight, on the
ground that the buffalo must be preserved,
and the park was the only place to do it in.
Cox's motion to strike out the enacting clause
was carried by 107 to 05. The bill cannot be
gotten up again, and is practically dead for
all time. It passed both the house and senate
two years ago, and with some concessions in
conference, would have become a law. Mr.
Gilfillan, being a brother-in-law of C. T.
Hobart, who is deeply interested in tbe bill,
did not vote. •
Gould's Big Scheme.
■'! St. Louis, Dec. 14.— The Globe-Democrat
this morning says: Mr. Gould is now figuring
for an extension of his Missouri Pacific sys
tem, which will, when built, probably put a
new face on Southwestern railroad matters,
and will involve au entire rearrangement of
the Southwestern pool. The exteusion pro
posed is from Hannibal, Mo., in a bee line
northeast to Chicago, passing through Peoria
and Streator, a distance of 200 miles. The
facts as learned are as follows: When the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road acquired
the Hannibal &St. Joe. three years ago it was
agreed that the Missouri Pacific and the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy roads should not
build into one another's territory. In the
past year or more the Quincy people have not
held to their agreement, and have built down
into what Mr. Gould regarded as his terri
tory, and ever since doing so they have an
ticipated retaliatory action. Now it is aoout
coming. If Mr. Gould should carry out his
pian the extension will, with the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas, also form a bee line from
Chicago to Houston and Galveston.
A Dollar a Foot.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Dec. 14.— commissioners ap
pointed by Judge Start to appraise damages
to propert* -holders on Front street, along the
line of the right of wav of the Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway track, filed their final report
with the clerk of the court to-day, awai ling
the property holders $1 per front foot.
A Species of "Boycott
An impression has prevailed in certain
circles that the Minnesota & Northwestern
railroad is not "doing the square thing" by
Minneapclis, and on that account a species of
boycott has been instituted by certain targe
shippers. General Traffic Manager Hanley
has called a meeting for this morning, at
which lie will endeavor to show that his road
is "stuck" on Minneapolis.
Chips From the Ties.
Circulars have been received in St. Paul
announcing that the Southern Pacific, At
lantic division and Mexican International
railways bave agreed upon a joint tariff on
lumber, lath and shingles in carload lots.
The Northern Pacific and Manitoba roads
will sell round-trip tickets for a fare and a
fifth to school teachers and college students
during the holidays.
E. K. Punnett, auditor of passenger receipts
of the Northern Pacific road, fell ysteerday
near the general office building and seriously
injured his leg.
President Fisher, of the St. Paul & Duluth
road,. returned yesterday from a meeting in
Philadelphia. He had nothing to say.
J. H. Hanleyand President Stickney, of the
Minnesota & Northwestern road, arrived home
from Dubuque last night.
General Manager Oakes, of the Northern
Pacific, is expected home from New York this
V MINNESOTA TOWNS.
Special to the Globe.
Pipestone, Dec. 14. Village Marshal Mil
ler is to have charge of the Pipestone weather
bureau. The signal flags arrived Saturday.
....The intelligence of the death of J. W.
Suffron, formerly of this city, reached here
Friday. He died at. Pomona, Kan., where he
had gone for his health. He was a member
of Simon Mix post G. A. R., of tbis city, and
first member to die since the post was or
ganizing. His brother, Rev, J. T. Suffron, is
the Methodist preacher at Beaver Creek.
Rock county Mrs. C. Hanim, of Sioux
City, is visiting here. Sbe formerly resided
in Pipestone Joe Hubbard is back from
his Eastern trip. He visited Chicago, St.
Paul, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Racine....
There will be a dance at the Troy town ball
Friday evening The Merchants hotel is be
ing remodeled.. ..The Minnesota Percheron
Horse company is erecting two mammoth
barns on its farm near Troy . . . A. T. Everett,
proprietor of the Star Book store, the Globe
headquarters, has gone to Montreal to take a
course of study in a veterinary college there.
Hugh Dimmock presides during Mr. Everett's
absence Tbe Presbyterian society will
have Christina - festivities and a tree at their
church on the evening of the 21th.... Rev. A.
Watson, state evangelist, preached in tho
Baptist church yesterday Rev. A. S. Fos
ter, Presbyterian missionary, of Brookings,
Dak., preached here yesterday in the Presby
Special to th,e Globe.
Faribault, Dec. 14. Michael Cook Po3t
123 G. A. R., of this city, is to celebrate the
anniversary of the battle of Nashville by com
memorative exercises at Hill's opera house on
Thursday evening Dec. 10. in honor of the
late Michael Cook who fell in that engagement
and lor whom the post is named. A finely
executed crayon portrait of Maj. Cook, which
is to be placed at poijt headquarters, will be
upon exhibition ar this time. It is expected
that Gov. Hubbaid. (Jen. S. P. Jeniiison, Hou.
W. W. Braden, Judges Severance and Sullivan
and other distinguished gentlemen of the
state, who took part in the battle of Nashville,
will be present and give their personal
obsetvations and experiences on that day.
Appropriate music will be provided . for the
occasion Tuesday night being a regular
meeting of the post, officers for the ensuing
year are to be elected.... The lectures for the
benefit of the ¥. M. C. A. by Dr. L. B. Spcrry
on Friday and Saturday evenings last were
very well attended considering the inclement
state of the weather. The lectures were illus
trated by a new stereopticau.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 14. Thieves en
tered the rear window of N. M. Chase's shoe
store Saturday night and took a few dollars
frOm the money drawer, making good their
escape. . . . Marcus Marx, or Chicago, is visit
ing old friends here or long asro About $50
was netted at the Presbyterian sociable
The next sociable to be given by tin; Baptist
society will be at the residence of Charles
Clure next Friday nijiht.... Miss Mary Ren
der, of Tama county, lowa, arrived Sunday
to visit Mrs. Julius Koch Mrs. A. B. Bell
went up to Minneapolis yesterday on a short
visit.... Misses Mary Hinniker and Maggie
Gores left lor St. Paul and Oakdale to visit
friends.... Mrs. Henry Cook, of Sioux City,
la., is visiting in the city, the guest of Mrs.
P. A. Heitz Col. T. O'Leary and wife, of
Avoca, are in the city Andrew Knoll left
yesterday upon an extended visit to Heimetta,
N. J. . ; ' .• . ;
Special to the Glo'ie.
Pkescott, Wis.. Dec. 14. Circuit court for
this county convened yesterday at Ellsworth.
The funeral of the late Mrs. C. L. Barnes,
who was killed by the runaway Thursday,
took place at the residence Saturday- after
noon ... Charles Martin has closed his restau
rant at this Dla.e, as he is about to move to
St. Paul, where he has accepted a position.
....It will oe a great relief to our citizens
when new contracts for carrying the mail are
let and it is carried over the Chicago, Bur
lington & Northern road. As it is now the
mail does not always reach St. Paul the day it
is sent, and, besides, we have no Sunday
mail L. H. Barnes was home from Dakota
to attend the funeral of his mother Dep
uty Sheriff Rice has recently purchased the
well-known trotting stallion Bogus, formerly
owned in the southern part of the county
The festival of the Woman's Relief corps
takes place Friday evening. A fair will be
carried on in connection with the festival,
during which an elegant silk quilt will be raf
fled off. The festivities will close with a
dance.... A toboggan slide is proooaed to be
built on some of the bluffs in northern town.
. ..William F. Redmon and family have re
turned from Davenport, la.
i.t .*..'; ";v Barnesville.
Special to the Globe.
Barkesvilt.e, Dec. 14.— The Farmers'
Union Elevator company is building a new
elevator with a capacity of 35.000 bushels. . . .
The Minneapolis & Northern Elevator com
pany will expand a large sum in improve
ments around their property Assistant Su
perintendent Jenks, of the Northern divis on.
is in town, just returned from a two weeks'
stay on the West line, where over 5,000 panels
of snow fence have, been placed.... There is a
general cry for water in the entire Northwest.
The Minneapolis & Manitoba shops are run
ning extra time. Last year it was the re
After a careful dissection of the president's
message, the Herald is pained to discover that
no mention was made of the Minneapolis
Exposition, the St. Paul Ice Palace or the
Anoka gymnasium. Grove, old boy, why
these omissions? 1?'
'•-'-'•'.- ;'. i m
it)''. ■ Different Policies.
New York World,
The Republican senators came back loaded
with projects for spending the surplus, but
few of tnera seemed to have any interest in
preventing it. This marks the difference be
tween the Republican and Democratic poli
FROM FOREIGN FIELDS.
Welsh Farmers Distrained for Eefnsing
Tithes to a Church of Which They •
Are Hot Members.
Prince Ferdinand, of Saxe-Cobnrs: Gotha
the Latest Candidate for the Bul
The Irish Courts Declare That Dillon
Must Give Bonds for Good
France's New . Prime Minister Out-.
lines His Policy- -Stanley's
Loxdox, Dec. 14. Five "Welsh farmers,
leaders in the anti-tithe movement, have
been distrained for failing to pay tithes.
LoNDON.Dec. 14.— Bulgarianjdeputation
■will arrive here on the 24th inst., and will ash
for an interview with Lord Iddesleigh.
BEitHN. Dec. 14.— Bulgarian deputa
tion will be received here unofficially, not at
representing the Bulgarian government.
Vienna, Dec. 14.— Prince Ferdinand ol
Saxe Coburg Gotha, after a long talk with
Count Kalnoky, received the Bulgarian dep
utation to-day. The prince told the deputa
tion that he was willing to take the Bulgarian
throne if the sobranje elected him and the
powers confirmed his election. It is reported
that negotiations on the subject have been
opened at St. Petersburg, and the deputation
is awaiting the czar's reply.
A 'fairs in France.
Paris, Dec. 14.— chamber of deputies
to-day, by a vote of 508 to 12 passed the pro
visional budget for two mouths asked for by
the new government. In the course of the
debate on the budget af. Clemenceau asserted
that a majority favored the separation of
church and state. He said the late cabinet
was overthrown because it had remained sta
tionary. The declarations of the new minis
try were not satisfactory. The cabinet would
find it impossible to obtain a majority with
out the co-operation of the extreme left,
which section ouly asked for reforms which
were demanded by the entire Republican
party, and the carrying out of which would
bring about the union of all Republicans and
Extremists. [Applause.] M. Goblet, replying,
eulogized M. DeFreycinet, who, he said, was
defeated on a side issue and not by a vote o:
the Republican majority. [Cheers. J The
present cabinet did not mean to deal in idle
declarations, but in acts which would be car
ried into effect at the beginning of the ne\e
year. | Cheers.] A settlement of the relig
ious question would become possible when
demanded by a large majority in the country.
In the meantime the suppression of the pub
lic worship budget would be an . 'egal pro
ceeding. A majority In the chamber did no<
favor the separation of church and state
[protests from members of the left.] He en
tered upon the straggle confident of the
country's support, and appealed to Republi
cans of every shade to sustain him. [Loud
cheers. J The chamber, by a vote of 339 tc
211, rejected a motion to immediately begin
debate upou the bill providing for a surtaa
Dillon .71 nst Give Bonds.
Dublin, Dec. 14.— John Dillon appearee
for himself to-day in the action brought by
the government against him for agitating in
favor of the "plan of campaign." In his ad
dress to the court Mr. Dillon contended thai
the language he used in the speech selected
as the basis of the prosecution was justifiable
and that the crown was straining the law
against him. The judge declared that the
"plan of campaign"was clearly and absolutely
illegal. He ordered Mr. Dillon to give a per
sonal bond in the sum of ill, ooo, with two
sureties for 61.000 each, for good be
havior in the future within twelve days or go
to prison for six months.
London, Dec. 14.— The Standard's Dublin
correspondent says that owing to the decis
ion in the Dillon case the government will is
sue a proclamation declaring tho "plan of
can"**ign" an illegal conspiracy.
a. Hearing Postponed.
London, Dec. 14. The hearing in the case
of the government against the Canard Steam
ship company for ref ts ng to carry trans
atlantic mails, which was set for to-day, has
been postponed until Friday next. The com
pany has signified its willingness, to carry
such mails as may be tendered in the mean
The Pope's Orders.
Rome, Dee. 14. — The pope had a conference
to-day with Cardinal Sinieoni and prepare c
instructions to the Irish bi3hops. charging
them to keep their clergy scrupulously wlthii
the limits of duty in regard to the anti-ren'
The Kurmcse War.
London, Dec. 14 — A dispatch from Man
dalay says three British soldiers have been
killed and six wounded in an attack upon a
London, Dec. 14. — Henry M. Stanley's ex
pedition lor the relief of Emil Bey will starl
in February. The Egyptian government
contributes £10,000 toward the expenses, and
a private gentleman has guaranteed the pro
jectors against monetary loss.
New Y< bi, Dec. 14. — Henry M. Stanley
was asked wuether there was any truth in
the report that he had offered his services to
the British government to lead a non-military
expedition to Ygan la to rescue a German of
ficer, Emm Bey, and 30,000 Egyptians, who
were holding Wady against a hostile
chief, was true and whether it had any
thing to clue with his recall. Mr.
Stanley replied: "A man dime to me three
weeks before I sailed for America and made
that proposition, and 1 said to him: "How can
I tell anything about it? Why, no funds
have been raised, and I have been spoken to
about another expedition.' " Mr. Stanley
will sail for Europe to-morrew, and will go
directly to Brussels.
TELEGKAI'HEC S. AKKS.
The Charleston earthquake benefit fund
amounted to $61 ",000.
The German ironclad M ewe has sailed for
Zanzibar to punish the murderers of the ex
Gretta O'Connor, of Donegal, Ireland, has
received £300 damages in a breach of promise
suit against Frank Dougherty, who recently
returned from America.
Mr. Gladstone writes to the Welsh Libera
tion association that he regards their designs
with interest, but at his age he must leave
agitation to younger hands.
At a meeting of the coal managers in New
York it was decided to advance Chestnut
coal 15 cents per ton. The prices for othei
sizes remain unchanged.
In the Marion county, Indiana, election
fraud cases United States Commissioner Van
Buren to-day ruled that he had jurisdiction
in the conspiracy cases against Bernhamer,
Spaau, Coy and Couuselraan for the reason
that the affidavit relates to an offense against
the United States. He ordered that the trio)
should proceed, and the taking of testimony
LAVE Jll*iA'l'. .POLIS NEWS.
John A. Rawlins post, G. A. R., held its ar.
nual election and banquet at the Hotel Ard*
more last evening, when the following officer!
were elected: Commander, David Fisk; senioi
vice commander W. B. McLeod; junior vice
commander, Thomas Dows; quartermaster,
George W. Marsh: surgeon, A. E. Higbiej
chaplain, T. H. Reeves: officer of the day,
Ira J. Corey; officer of the guard, H. C.
Mead: delegates to department encampment,
William M. Brackett and C. B. Heffeltinger;
alternates, W. W. Page and A. G.
Wilcox. The banquet was a sump
tuous one and was served In the main
dining-room and in an elegant manner. The
toasts and responses were all patriotic.
The North Star Toboggan club met in the
Woods block last night. A committee was ap
pointed to look up suitable club rooms
for tl.e winter. The club's new
toboggan slide on Johnson's hill,
just back of Central park, will be opened
next Tuesday. It is 1,100 feet long, and has
two slides and three schutes. . There will be a
horse to pull the toboggans up tne hill. The
membership this year will bo about one hun
dred and seventy-five.
The Thistle Curling club gave a pleasant
and well attended social and dance in Curtis"
hall last night.
A Statesman Wanted*
If the legislature does not see fit to make C.
K. Davis our next United States senator,
then it will not do what the voice of the peo
ple bas requested. A goodly number of our
legislators-elect were elected on the grounds
that we would have a statesman for the
United States senate from Minnesota this
time, and he is none other than Cusbman K.
'i ■, • . *»
A Partnership With Nelson.
Plainview News. .
C. A. Gilman says the only log rolling he is
going to do is in the pine woods. He proba
bly has a rendezvous in some St. Paul lumber
yard, where be intends to work the members
of the next legislature. ;/-'- ~ :