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PAUL I.IOUI Has a Larger Circulation thou that of Any Oilier Newspaper Printed North west of Chicago, and it is Stead* ily and Hapidly Increasing, Keeping pace with the Growth of the Great City of which tbe GLOBE is Admit tedly the Journalistic Representa tive. Ills the Best Advertising Medium ttTl'hoMWho Desire to Reach All Classes of Newspaper Readers iv the Great Northwest, aud Especially in Minnesota and Dakota. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, March 4,1 a.m.— lndications: For Michigan and Wisconsin, fair weather fceeoininsr warmer and northerly winds. For lowa, Minnesota and Eastern Dakota, fair weather, becoming warmer, and variable winds shifting to southerly. -KNF.KAI. OBSEKVATIONS. St.Paul, March;}. The following observa tions were made at 8:48 p. m., local time. Bah" I Thek. I 2?~ 3 w I o s;^ Place of Observation. 2. — !***» -—. Q|j|| !:..' ~ ».;-!■; — 1 - " G Duluth 130.681 71 ''l:* Clear St. Paul i SO. OI 10! +14 Clear: . :La Crosse | 30.07 f*3 -8 Clear! i Huron I 30.81 3 +18 Clear 1 Moorbead ! 30. 50 —Si +15 Clear Ist. Vincent j 30.03!— 17j -120 Clear . Bismarck ) 30.88 — 3 +12 Clear I Fort Bui ord i 30.73 —6 +1 li Clear fr Fort Assinaboine.. .! 30.50] 0 *1 Clear 'Fort Custer ! 30.021 8 +15 Clear I Helena j 30.27 It; •+2 Clear I'Mennedosa I 3d 92-21 +1 1 (Clear ( Qu'Apelle [ 30.91'— -2 JJ •_3|Clear I •Lower. tHigher. — Below zero. SINE DIE. ' i By that old trick of legislative legerde ' main of turning back the hands on the i clock the legislature continued iv sessiou several hours after its term had expired by '" constitutional limitation, in an attempt to '^ clean up the calendar. If asked this morn ing what was done during the night there | isn't probably a dozen members who could ! tell without looking over the report of the I proceedings in the morning papers. These all night sessions on the heels of adjourn ment are the danger periods in legislation. Everything is in a jumble and. business is rushed along without many of the mem bers having an intelligent idea of what is b *ing done. It would be safer for legis lative battles to adopt a rule that do 'bills ■were to be taken Up or acted upon within twenty-four hours of the time of adjourn ment. Then ample time would be given to the clerks and officers of the body to finish up the records of the session in an orderly manner. ADJOURNMENT OP CONGRESS. The Forty-ninth congress ends to-day at noon. It worked industriously enough during the last days of the session to possi bly avert the necessity for an extra session, out beyond that it has accomplished noth ing to redeem itself in the estimation of the •people. The same old and scandalous evils characterize this congress that have been a feature with its predecessors. The appro priation bills, which ought to have been in early in the session, were left to the last moment to go through in a lump with but lew of the members knowing anything of heir contents. They are made up by the committees and no time given fbr the care ful examination they deserve. Thus, prac tically, the most important -legislation is done by a dozen or two men, and even the president has not time to examine the de tails. . . i 5 BLAINE'S STRATEGY. The St. Peter' Tribune hoists the follow ing ticket for 18SS: For president, James G. Blame, of Maine; for vice president, A. R. McGILL, of Minnesota. It is so common for the local press to boom local favorites for unattainable positions that no attention would be paid to what would ordinarily be taken as a passing and useless compliment to Gov. McGill if it were not for certain peculiar circumstances attached to this particular instance. St. Peter is Gov. McG ill's home and the Tribune is his personal organ. If straws -.bow which way the wind blows then there is some local significance to be attached to this local boom for the governor. It shows that the bees are buzzing around in Minnesota in close proximity to somebody's bonnet. Whether Gov. McGill really has an eye on the nomination for vice president or not. is altogether a matter of conjecture so far as .' the public is concerned. It looks like t somebody was tampering with the jury, and, so far as light is shed upon the situa tion, it is plain to discern Mr. Blame's fine hand in the whole business. The grow ing disposition among the Republican leaders to look to the West for their next presiden tial candidate lias an alarming aspect to Mr. Blame's vision. The energetic way that IS-.-__.LS and Sheiiman and some more of the prominent Western Republicans are working this Western .racket intensities Mr. "' Blame's alarm. He is not a man to sit down with folded hands to bewail, the situ ation without making an effort to turn the tide. That is not James G. Blame's way. He tights the devil with fire. He meets intrigue with intrigue, and when it comes to work of that character he is a master. He has a genius for intrigue that would have done credit to the ancient house of Chcuctiill: In preparing his plan of battle for 1888 Mr. Blaise is leaving the East to take care of itself. His line of campaign is marked out in the Western states. With that audacious courage whicii lias gained for him the title of the Plumed Knight, he is going to meet his enemies on their own ground. His | scheme now is to bring up Blame delega- I tions from the Western states to the next i national Republican convention. Blame's ! great forte as a political leader is his thor- I ough familiarity with local politics 1 in every section of the country. He sits down in his Maine home and spreading out his political map before him he traces the line of the political battle fought in Minnesota last year. He starts ■with the beginning of the campaign and j sees how cleverly McGill got away with! Gilman hi the primaries. That Ramsey county coup d' etat delights Blame ex ceedingly, for it is just his style of political I ■warfare. He then moves a little further j along and discovers the strategetic movement | by which McGn.i.. with the aid of Field ! Marshal Lohf.n Fletcher., flanked Giuus j in the convention and captured his • entire granger reserve corps. These j tactics confirm Mr. Blame in the ; opinion that McGill is his man to b: ' Charged with the work of s-ci.in< a Blame delegation from Minnesota, - The order is written out and countersigned by Adjt. Elkinn and then the boom for Blame and McGill is started, of course the same dodge is being practiced in every Western state. In Ohio he has put For akkkou the string, with Charlie Foster in sight for the senate, and thus a combina tion will be formed to knock Sherman out. In Wisconsin it is Gov. Fairchild who is the second fiddler. Kansas is to be invaded in the same way and Ing alls will be compelled to confine his aspirations to the. second place on the ticket or to have his nose knocked out of joint. And so it is going on in every Western state. Mr. Blame's prime object is to get the sup port of Western delegations for himself on the ticket and then he will leave the aspir ants for second place to tight it out among themselves. .777 7: — —n REPUBLICAN HYPOCRISY. President Cleveland lias done a most excellent thing in exposing Republican hy pocrisy in relation to its professed love for the colored man. The action of the senate with reference to the appointment made by the; president for the office of register of deeds in the District of Columbia demonstrates that the Republican party has no use for the colored race farther than it can be made to serve a partisan pur pose. There - was a time when the Republican party's devotion to the cause of the negro was a matter of principle. That was in the days when the party was controlled by its Greeleys, Phii.lipses, Garrisons. Leonards, Chases and Sum ner's. They are gone now, and before they left most of them had severed their affil- J iations with the Republican party. The j party passed under the domination of a new set of leaders, who are strangers to the cause for which the old champions of Abo lition had contended. The party as it is constituted to-day rests upon the seven principles of the hungry grabber— two loaves and seven fishes. It knows nothing beyond a desire for pub lic office and political supremacy. . The colored race is nothing to the Repub lican party to-day except as a useful factor in obtaining national political supremacy for the white bosses. The hue and cry | raised against tiie Democratic party that if j restored to power it would re-enslave the i negro race has been forever boshed by the action of the president, lie manifests a grim sense of humor by his persistency in the matter of appointing and reappointing colored men for this particular office. If the Republican senators had forced the president to have supplanted FEED Doug- j lass with a white man they would have ! had something to have made capital of. But he didn't bite at their bait and now all the country is laughing at the ridiculous at titude the senate has placed itself in. A XKWSPAPEK CHANGE. A card from Dr. George L. Miller in last Tuesday's issue of the Omaha Herald, announces that the paper has been sold to Hon. John A. McShaxe, who will in the future be responsible for its conduct. The price paid for the well-known . newspaper establishment is 8150,000. Dr. Miller has had a successful journalistic career, lie is a man of line abilities and positive strength of character. He stamped his individuality upon the paper he owned and controlled and made it one of the most influential journals in the West. His Withdrawal from the pro tessicu of journalism will be regretted by all of its members, 'as well as by the constitu ency whom he served. Mr. McSiiane, the new proprietor, was recently elected to con gress from the Omaha district and is the Hist Democrat to win congressional honors in Nebraska. De is a gentleman of high political standing, integrity of character and possessing abilities of a high order. Trie Globe extends to him a welcome upon ins entrance to me useiui ami - : . nonoraDie field of journalism and wishes him abundant success in the new theater be has chosen. We feel assured that the Herald will lose none of its prestige under his management. Honors crowd thick and fast upon Hon. W. It. M-Rkiam. He had reached an enviable pinnacle when elevated to the speakership, but fortune had still higher flights for him. as evidenced in his sud.len boosting to fame through election to the presidency of the new Trotting association. Congressman Randall, a Democrat, be it remembered, Republican brethren, made an able plea in favor of granting a pension to Mrs. Logan, but not enough Republican members joined with the generously disposed Democrats to enable tbe object to be achieved. Dui.uth should rush the plans for her mammoth hotel. The summer resort season will soon be upon us and Duluth should be in a position to turn no man away who may be prevailed upon to stay a few days and invest in "a corner lot that's a veritable gold mine, sir." . m — — It Loots as though all of those nice things Hon. Willie Windom has been saying about Mrs. Cleveland of late are gotnir to be waste.!. The names of the probable inter state . commerce commissioners have been read over and "Willie, we have missed you.' The Globe is glad to see that Editor Mitch ell has again resumed the task of giving Duluth an excellent morning newspaper, and it is to be hoped that the day may never come again' when the pressure of circumstances will force the Tribune to suspend publication. ••BKVARKof vidders. Samivel, bevare of vidders" — the advice seems to have a very forcible local application just at present, and young men living in a household where there is a pretty widowed housekeeper should not fail to take it to heart. —» If a legislature accomplishes practically nothing at biennial sessions, could it be ex pected to accomplish just twice as much with annual sessions? A valuable prize is ready for the person who successfully solves this conundrum. ~m>— That 79,000,000 acre real estate transaction in the Southwest need not create surprise when it is remembered that the whole tract is hardly worth more than a good corner lot in the busiuess section of St. Paul. ■ »i . The legislature adjourns none too soon. The time for the spring plowing is near at hand and a good many members can be more profitably employed than making and listen ing to useless discourses. Now that legislative eloquence will no longer resound through the corridors of tbo state house, the officials remaining need have but little fear of the walls tumbling in upon their devoted beads. They are proposing new Puritan laws in Massachusetts, but it is to be presumed that prize fighting, the art for which Boston is chiefly distinguished, will not be interfered with. Ml . Now that the Minnesota house has passed a bill to punish drunkenness, at its next ses sion it would better provide a measure hav ing for its object the prevention of the drunk. "Perhaps the reason for Col. Gilder's re turn may be found in the possibility of his Dolly having voluntarily placed herself under bonds to keep tbe peace. When tbe next congress opens it will con tain three able Democrats from Minnesota. Great things may reasonably be expected of the next congress. CojjOßis* dies to-day, not, however, re gretted by all, only by the committee clerks and lobbyists who are paid by the day. -» STRAY SUNBEAMS. A noted Philadelphia physician is lecturing on the '-Diseases of Memory." If the good doctor will prescribe a cure for that phase of memory malady which makes people forget to -,-fturn small accommodation loans or poli ticians forget their promises after election, « - . . ', fHK ST. PATJI. DAILY GLOBT, FPvTDAY MOBNTm MA"RCH 4, 1887. 1 he will bo a great benefactor to the human race. ?'}':} * # Speaking of memory, it is said that Queen VICTORIA has a memory of faces equal to Mr. Blame's. Whenever a person is introduced to her royalty she carefully surveys thorn from head to foot, and does it in such a cold kind of a way that people think it is an in tentional staro, and are apt to feel otl'ouded at the apparent rudeness. She is simply making mental notes and storing the face away in memory to bo recalled fifty years afterward If the same person is mot again. *** The queen has taught hor oldest sou, the Prince of Wales, the same memory lesson, be cause she believes it is a training necessary for royalty. Tho prince has found It to ho of valuable service. He can now recognize a creditor three blocks away. *.* President Cleveland is said to be deficient in the memory of faces. He always greets his visitors in n cordial way, and if he doesn't remember their faces ho never lets them know it. Ho will talk right along and draw the visitor out until the caller drops some thing in the conversation to remind tho pres ident of their former meeting. *** At the legislative banquet Wednesday night a member of the legislature who was about equally inspired by wine and humor asked the venerable host of the Merchant, hotel to join him in a toast to the success of the bar ber's bill. waring his shoulders to the full proportion of dignity and his face wearing the aspect of utmost gravity Col. Allen raised his glass and said: "I have observed that it happens every now and then in Ameri can history that people seem to lose their reason, and the chumps take advantage of the unsettled state of affairs to get to the surface. But it doesn't last. long. After two or three years everything settles bock to a normal stale, the waters clear up, and sensi ble men get into the legislature." Then there was siienoe around that end of the festal board for the space of sixty seconds. There is something in a name, after all. The patron of the high license bill in the legislature fought a little shy of tho liquids at the legislative banquet until a course was served which bore the deceptive description on the menu, "High License Punch." The namo.of the grog caught the high license champion, and the war he gulped down good old Roman punch under another name was fun for his colleagues. From the way his lips smacked and his eyes Sparkled- it was evident that the honorable member was glad that the legislature bad not repealed the city charter. ***' The prediction that prohibition was going to revolutionize the Empire city of the South is being verified. An Atlanta citizen is re sisting the collection of his street taxes on I the ground that he is a Budhist. If the whisky famine keeps up much longer in that section the whole population will be in the darkness of paganism. "An Anxious Reader" wants to know if a marriage license obtained in Ramsey county could be used in any other county. That depends. If it was wanted to stop a hole in a broken window-pane it would be valid. Rut if it was wanted as authority for some judge or minister to unite two people in the bonds of holy wedlock it would have to be used in the county where it was issued. Proxy marriages are not recognized in Min nesota. * * J. St. Ma mi— l have been in the theatrical business a long time, but l never gov mixed up with a mob until the night of the Patti concert in Minneapolis. It gave Patti a higher appreciation than ever of her elegant audience in St. Paul. lam glad to loom that the better class of Minneapolis people wero not responsible for the disgraceful affair in that city. *_.* Speaker Meriuam wants it distinctly un derstood that he is not responsible for the laches of the legislature. Upon the same principle the speaker would not deserve credit for any good that might have been done. Still tho ox-speaker is safe to waive responsibility all around. President Cleveland was determined that congress should not throw any of the blame for its deficiency on his shoulders. He gave the members notice last evening that ho would be in his room at the capitol to stay all night if necessary. And he was there sign ing bills as fast as they were sent in to him. When there is work to do the president is always on band with his sleeves rolled up. ■r_# The legislature made another night of it. The hands of the clock were turned back and midnight did not come in the capitol until the last cock crowing. Two nights of revelry in succession is pretty bard on the legislators. But they will have a long rest now — a good long rest for some of them. - ■*__* James Monroe Trotter, the colored man whose nomination for recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia was rejected by the Republican senate yesterday, served in a colored regiment in the Union service during the late war, and was promoted to a lieuten antcy for his gallantry. He was eighteen years in the Boston postoffice, and was dis charged in 1884 on account of offensive parti sanship, which consisted in his support of Cleveland for the presidency. V Old Settler l have no patience with these interurban Mugwumps. The prosperity of a city depends largely upon the loyalty or its population. ■*..* From the way that he is making himself a nuisance in congress, Senator Edmunds lays himself open to the suspicion of being a dotard. A man who is old and cranky doesn't make a safe presidential candidate. *_.* The adjournment of the legislature lifts a great burthen from Mr. Donnelly's shoul der. It lets him back to the quiet shades of Nininger to reflect upon the unreliability of politicians in general and members of the legislatu re in particular. mamm ' A Philosophical Tramp. Texas Sittings. 7. ; ; . A stupid-looking tramp knocked at one of the finest residences in Austin aud was re ceived by the lady of the house. "What do you want?" "Please' in give me a dime to buy a glass of bread, 'sense me, I mean a loaf of bread." "I haven't got any money." "Haven't got no money? Then, madam, modest as this cottage is, I would suggest your moving into a cheaper house; you are evidently living beyond your means. Economy is wealth. Economize in the way of clothes and house rent. Cut your ex penses, and then, perhaps, some day you will have a dime to spare — dime, madam, that may be the means of preventing a hun gry and thirsty fellow mortal from commit ting suicide; or it may be a quarter— coin of the value of 25 cents— that will upholster the dark clouds of the horizon of his de spairing soul with a silver-plated lining and fill his stomach with bock beer. Good day, fair lady." ■ HIS LETTERS WERE RETURN ED She gave him back bis letters With her fine patrician air, While a tinge of gentle sadness Made her seem more truly fair. And thus the bond was severed, While their love was in its spring; She gave him back his letters. But she kept his diamond ring. She would be to him a sister If he needed such a friend: In this world, so false and cruel, . On her truth he might depend. Other men might deem her heartless, She would pass them by as churls, While, in stateliest devotion. She would wear his set of pearls. And the jeweled fans from Parle ■ • In their costly cabinet, And the many dainty trifles Wrought In ormolu and jet; ; And much bric-a-brac of value That had come across the brine, • • She retained as sweet mementoes Of the days of auld lang syne. But she gave him back bis letters. And indeed they were not few, Tho' they bad no money value, ' As our heroine well knew; So she parted with them bravely. And the interview was o'er. And with kindest condescension She dismissed him at the door. —Mrs. E. A. Treat, In Texas Sittings. AN ALL-NIGHT SESSION Both Houses of Congress Keep Grinding Away Until the Early Morn ing Hours. Moat of the Time Put in Considering Appropriation Bills and Kindred Measures. Despite Randal I'm . I'lca, Mrs. John A. Logan Will Get No Pension. The Acts Approved By the President "-Talk About Mauulng'rj Successor. Washington, March 3.— -A message from tho house announcing non-concur rence in the senate amendments to the naval appropriation bill was presented and a con ference was ordered. Means. Hale, Alli son and Bock were appointed conferees. The senate at 11:30 procecdodot the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, voting on the amendments recommended by the committee on appropriations as they wished. At 3:30 the bill (which had been, constructively, in committee of the whole) was reported to the senate and passed. Mr. Allison then submitted the conference report on the sundry civil bill, and Mr. Hoar took advantage of the occasion to attack Speaker Carlisle. 1 His criticism was promptly resented by other members, and then the conference report was agreed to. The I vetoed bill for a building at Sioux City. la., was passed over the veto. 38 to IS. ' The vetoed bill for a public . building at Lafa yette, Ind., and also the vetoed bill for a building at Lynn, .Mass., were passed over the veto by the same vote. Senator Hale reported from the committee on appropri ations the general deficiency bill. This is the last of the regular appropriation bills remaining to be acted upon by the senate. When the senate reassembled after re cess the conference report on the postoffice appropriation bill (a disagreement) was taken up. The only POINT OP I)IS AGREEMENT is as to the South American mail service. Mi. Harris moved that the senate recede Kejected. The senate Insisted upon its amendment and . the same Conferees— Plumb. Mahone and Beck— -were appointed. Mr. Allison, from the committee on appro- j priations, reported, back the house bill up- j propropriating $6,900,000 for the payment of pensioners of the Mexican war. Passed. The house bill to amend sections 5101 and 5192, revised statutes, was taken from the. calendar, It provides that whenever three fourths of the national banks of a city of 500.000 population shall apply to the comptroller of the currency to have the name of that city added to the list of re serve cities named in sections 5191 and 5192 of the revised statutes, the comptroller shall have authority to grant such requests, but the banks must keep in their vaults at least 33 percent, of their deposits. In like manner and like condition cities with 200,000 population may become like New York places for banks of redemption or '-central reserve cities," as provided in section 5195. Mr. Williams moved to add San Francisco to the latter class of cities. Agreed to.- The bill was then passed and a conference was asked, Mr. Plumb pre sented the conference report on the bill to adjust railroad land grants heretofore un adjusted. Agreed to. The bouse bill to admit free of duty articles for exhibition at the Minneapolis Industrial exposition was passed. A message from the house at 10 p. -in. announced the passage of the urgent deficiency bill, and the presiding officer laid the bill before the senate. Mr. Edmunds objected to the second reading of the bill. The objection, if insisted" on. prevents the consideration of the bill at the present ses sion. At 10:30 p. in. the senate proceeded to the consideration of the deficiency bill, con sisting of 104 printed pages. Tin: n:>a's_*. It Passes Several Bills and Refuses .1 i .a Pension to .firs. Logan. Washington, March 3.— The , senate bill repealing the tenure of office act was passed, and also the bill to accept a dona tion of land on which to establish a military post near Chicago. At the evening session on motion of Mr. Gilfillan, Minnesota, a bill passed admitting free of duty articles intended for exhibition at the annual expo sition to • be held at Minneapolis, Minn. The senate amendments to the leg islative appropriation bill were non concurred in. Mr. . Burnes. Mis souri, under instructions from the committee on appropriations moved to sus pend the rules and pass an urgent defi ciency bill, the bill appropriating for defi ciencies in the postoffice department 5493. --000; in the treasury department for print ing Si and S*3 silver certificates and United States legal tender notes, $27,000; in the department of justice £285,000 and for the payment of certified claims, £934,255. It was passed. Mr. Henderson, lowa, moved to suspend the rules and pass the senate bill granting a pension of $2,000 a year to Mary S. Logan, widow of the late John A. Logan. Mr. Cannon, Illinois, believed that it WOULD BE GOOD POLICY to give the widow of Gen. Logan a 82.000 pension. He did not stop to inquire whether she was on the verge of poverty. He did not place, this case on that ground, but rather on the ground of a tribute on the part of a grateful country to the widow of a man who served it well and as an in centive to those who were to follow in his footsteps: 1 Mr. Randall said that he had voted to give the widows of Gens. Thomas and Hancock 52,000 a year. . They had been exceptional cases, and he was ready here to-night to make an exceptional case on behalf of the widow of John A. Logan. [Applause.] He could detect no line of difference in the heart beats of the men as they stood in the service of the North in behalf of the Union, except in this, that two of them had been in the regular order and that there were precedents for granting pensions to their widows. He proposed to make a precedent in behalf of the volunteer army ot the United States. [Applause.] He spoke the sentiment of the people he represented. Mr. Matson, Indiana, believed that in the granting of large pensions there was danger to the American people and the American govern ment. To give a pension of 53, 000 to those who did not need it tended to build up an aristocracy with money wrung out of the sweat of the people. The motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill was lost — yeas 134, nays 113 not the necessary two-thirds in the affirmative. Signed By the President. Washington, March 3.— The president has approved the following bills: The act to authorize the president of the United States to protect and defend the rights of American fishing vessels, American fisher mon, American trading and other vessels in British dominions of North America; tbe In dian appropriation bill; the act to establish agricultural experimental stations in connec tion with the colleges established under the act of July 2, 1862: the act to provide for the location and erection ot a branch home for disabled volunteer soldiers west of the Rocky mountains; the net relating to the di vision of the state of Illinois into judicial districts and to provide for holding terms of court of the northern district nt Peoria; the act relating to contested elections; the act granting right of way through tho Indian Territory to the Chicago. Kansas & Nebraska railway; the act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Red River of the North, The diplomatic anJ consular appropriation bill; the agricultural appropriation bill; the act to restrict the ownership of real estate in tho territories to American citizens; the act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri river, between Kansas City and Sibley, Mo. ; the Pacific railroad in quiry bill: authorizing the construction of a bridge across tho Missouri river between Omaha and Council Bluffs, la.; t to repeal a certain section of the re vised statutes relating to tho appointment of civil officers (the tenue of office act). 1 -'-.* '.*■ v.:.- •* Labor Report. -Washington, March Chairman Coffin, of the select committee created by the house of representatives to inquiie into the cause and extent of Western railroad strikes, to-day submitted the report of that committee. By far the larger part of the report is devoted to a history of . tlie Missouri Pacific Strike and a recapitulation of the testimony taken by the committee. In summing up," the "report says: ith regard to the general question of the right ot workmen to combine for. determining with their employer, the terms on which they will only consent to work for thorn, provided the combination bo perfectly voluntary and full liberty be left to all other workmen to undertake the ..work, and no obstruction be placed In the way of the employer resorting elsewhere in this country in search of a supply of labor, we think there is no groO nd in justice or sound policy for withholding such a right from the workmen. . Rimming', successor. Washington, March 3— lt Is stated at the White house that Secretary Manning's successor will not be appointed for several days yet. It was the president's purpose originally to have nominated the secretary of the treasury during the present session of congress, but he has been so much en gaged with other matters requiring immedi ate attention that he has not been able to give the subject the consideration deserved. As Secretary Manning's resignation does not take effect until April 1 the president will have ample time to fill the ollicc after the adjournment before it will be vacated. Have Itvcome Low*. Washington. March 3.— The bill for the redemption .of trade dollars and the anti polygamy bill have become laws without the signature of the president "■ by reason of the expiration to-night of the constitutional limitation of ten days 'within which he should have returned the bills to congress in ease of disapproval. Both bills were carefully considered by the/ president, and while they contained some provisions to which he preferred not to commit himself, lie was unwilling to defeat the objects of the measures by a veto. An Important 'fleeting. New Voi:k, -larch 3. — One of the most important and largely-attended conferences of transcontinental railroad managers ever held in tills city was closed to-day. It was field in the Northern Pacific railroad office and lasted two days. The roads represented were the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe and Southern Pa cific. They were represented by Presidents C. F. Adams, Hubert Harris, C. P. Hunt ington, Charles E. Crocker, W. EL Strong and Jay Gould and Traffic .Managers Kim ball. Towneand Calloway. The vice' pres idents of some ot the roads were also pres ent, and Counsellors Gray, of the Northern Pacific, Dillon, of the Union Pacific, and Tweed, of the Southern Pacific. The con ference discussed the question, first as to the requirements of tiie interstate commerce bill; second, how the transcontinental roads can get into harmony with the law and meet the demands of public sentiment. The result of their deliberations was that two tariffs for freight and passenger busi ness should be prepared, one under the long haul clause and the other under the short haul clause, as they are understood by the railroads. These tariffs are to take effect on April 5. and are to be submitted to the interstate commissioners within a rea sonable time after their appointment is an nounced. A Committee was also ap pointed to prepare, under the advice of counsel, a memorial to the interstate com missioner setting forth the interpretation of the law as arrived at by the transcontinen tal railroad companies, and soliciting the approval of the tariffs if their provisions shall meet the views of the commissioners. '- — The Same Old Country. Chicago NewG. Broadway, in the vicinity of the Morton house, presents a strange appearance these days. Buffalo Bill's scouts and Indians and the inhabitants of the Aztec village, all of whom are appearing in New York at pres ent, flock down to the Morton house to meet their fellow professionals, and it Is no uncommon thing to see a hundred and fifty or two hundred men clothed in buckskins, scrapes, and sombreros, and armed with everything from bows and arrows to Colt's 42-caliber revolvers, parading up anl down the street over a mile or so. One night a short time ago Lord Kinwaddie, the eldest £..,.-, ,■■ I he. ...,,•! nf i»,,„i,.„,.i. .. ....;.„. A i., -v„,_ r^oii vi mc etui 01 -oueiemn, aniveuiii .>ew York direct from England and put up at the Union Square hotel. '"It' f »M*hls intention to write a book on America,) refuting all the ; errors which bis countrymen, who had done likewise, had made, and which he was told did a rank injustice to the country. He had never been here before, and his time was limited, but be intended to correct the gross ignorance of his countrymen regarding the lawlessness of America. He awoke at 10 the next morning, and, after partaking of breakfast, he strolled out on the street. The first sight that met his astonished British gaze was a strapping sunburned scout known as the "Bad Man from Bodie." who plays the light comedy roles in Buffalo Bill's play. The Bad Man had a Henry re peating rifle on his shoulder and a huge bowie knife protruding from his boot. While his lordship was gasping with aston ishment at the apparition a troup of half naked Aztec Indians in fuil war paint came galloping down the street, whooping for all they were worth. Looking still farther he beheld long vistas of armed men in all man ner of barbaric costumes, until his brain reeled, and he staggered into the hotel in a fainting condition. An hour later his valet took the following cablegram to the office: •To Bucleuch, London: All that has been said about America is true. Will return at once. Kinwaddie. ■»» A Woman's Way. Detroit Free Press. An agent with three or four rugs in a strap had called at a house on National ave nue and rung the bell without arousing any body, when a woman called to him from across the street: * ■ "No use ringing there." "Lady gone?" "They are too poor to buy rugs." He was' about to pass on, > when a chamber window was raised, and a woman stuck her head out and said: ■-.... ••v" v 7 "I'll show 'em whether we are or not! I think a carpenter's wife is just as good as a drayman's wife, and has just as milch', money for fine things. Which is your best rug.-" "This one, Ma'am— for SS. .7*! , "Hang it on the fence, where everybody can see it. Now take this twenty-dollar bill and call at all the houses around here and ask for change. You wont get it, but I have the right amount to hand you When you come back. If you happen to say to 'em as you go around that this is the first $8 rug you've sold within a mile of here I'll give you a piece of pie and a glass of milk.'' — Negro Balls iv Paris. Paris Correspondence. ' This month a reigning social sensation is a series of negro balls. They are under the patronage of several ladies of noble blood from Zanzibar and Ethiopia. The dark nued contingent of ' Parisian society is a numerous one, and contains many families of rank and wealth, i. So you must believe that these balls are truly aristocratic gather ings. The supposition is that only persons of negro blood are invited. .As a matter of of fact, however, nearly half of these are white. But ail such, have to stain their faces black for the time being. These dis guised revelers are persons of the best stand ing in French society. .Indeed, no less per sonages than Prince " Waldemar and his bride, Amelia -'Orleans, attended the first of the series. Their faces were stained a rich brown, so that they looked like rather dark quadroons. Several cavaliers of the Due de Morny's set attend all these gather ings, with their bands and faces dyed aud with wool wigs over their natural hair. ■ «■ A Pair of Burglarious Sparrows. Boston Beacon. The other morning a resident of a quiet street much frequented by sparrows was waked by a mournful noise, something like a peep of a young bird and the chatter of an old one, but neither very loud nor peremp tory. Looking up from her pillow, she be held two sparrows on the sill of the open window, tugging away at a knot of blue wool that, had been tied for some fancy work and left on a table beside the window the previous night. The object of the spar* rows was burglary, for they had not only entered the window, but had dragged their plunder nearly out of it before discovered. The lady, looked on with breathless interest and finally had the satisfaction of seeing the fattest burglar fly away with the spoils, closely followed by his pal. ; TIPS IN THE PA I.l*l EB HOUSE. Potter i 1 ulmer Forced to Go Back to the Old System of Veen to Ser vants. Chicago Mail. Beginning on Jan. 1 Potter Palmer took three of his employes into partnership with 'him,'. and the hotel is now conducted by the Palmer House company. The gentlemen j thus rewarded • are Copeland Townsend, ; who has been connected with the house I nine years; Frank. A. Brol st. who entered \ Mr. Palmer's employ seven years ago; and I Paul K. Lowe, whose connection dates from ! 1884. Several years ago Potter Palmer began a I crusade against the "tip" system. He was actuated by an earnest desire to abolish it, and, calling John' ll. Monroe, his head por- i ter, into the office, be said: ".John, you have been with me lor years. You are \ ; honest and industrials. I have given you an opportunity to make money, and 1 hope you have saved it. 1 propose to do all i possibly can to abolish the evil of tipping in hotels. If other hotel men will co-oper ate we can succeed. Hereafter I will pay every man a salary and abolish tips in the Palmer house. 1 will pay you .125 a ! month." "Mr. Palmer," said John, "I can not ! stay for less than $160 a month." This stun Mr. Palmer would not pay and John left. For five years the Palmer has j been an anti-tip hotel, and thousands of i travelers will be surprised to know that the ' old policy of uerquisites has been declared. Moreover, the bead porter, Monroe, has been reinstated. v Monroe is a man of much individuality. Seven years ago lie signed the temperance pledge and entered upon a career of tem perance reform whicii has not only benelited himself, but has materially aided hundreds of others. For the past seven years he has spent 8100 a month from his current earn ings to advance the cause of temperance. "John.'' said a reporter for the Mail to him to-day, "Mr. Brobst just told me at the office that the profits of the Palmer house (luring isso, from the boot-stand, were 36,000." "That doesn't surprise me. It is re markable how the receipts have dwindled down since I left here." "But isn't that a pretty good showing?" "When 1 was here before we would take in from $85 to •340 a day; now, some days the. run down as low as 813. It will take some time to bring up the receipts to the old figure." "Ho you hire all the porters now?" "Yes; I came back on the old terms. I take the responsibility of the boot-stand and porters and receive the perquisites for my compensation, minus, of course, what I pay for my help. 1 now hire seventeen men, paying them from 835 to 860 a month, and the hotel boards them. They are all tem perance boys, too. By another month the business will require forty men in every de partment." What do you pay the Palmer house for this privilege?" "Not 1 cent." "Then if the house made SO, OOO profit from the boot-stand last year they will make nothing this year?" "That's it." "Why does the house return to the tip system at the sacrifice of a handsome rev enue?" "Because the other system was making thieves of employes. Yes, sir, it was in viting and encouraging the rankest dis honesty. Men who were amply paid would take money from guests and then add lying to theft. I think, with Mr. Palmer, that tipping is an evil; but there are worse ones, and the policy just abandoned was much more demoralizing to hotel help. Mr. Palmer fought against the feeing of hotel help un aided and alone. He has abandoned it, at a financial stcrifice, for no other reason than to secure honesty among employes. That's the kind of a man he is." "What were you making before you left the Palmer house five years ago?" "Well, say $500 a month; perhaps more." "With thirty or forty men under you, and all on salary, doesn't a good proportion of the tips get away from you?" John rubbed his Scotch head and said he thought he was equal to the task of getting all that belonged to him. "Mv system is to offer a premium on honesty. The man who turns in the most money to me in the course of a month receives 820, the next man SlO, next §5. Add to this a graded system of promotion and a certainty that every honest, sober man is sure of a perma nent position, and you see there is every in ducement to integrity. In addition, how ever, I keep a watch on the men in several ways. One is to take a dollar, more or less, to a guest whom 1 know, and request him to hand it to a certain porter or bootblack. The honest man gives this money to me; the dishonest man doesn't, but he leaves my employ immediately. If I wanted to preach a temperance sermon 1 could show you bow dishonesty and drunk enness generally go hand in hand. As a rule, my true temperance boys are the honest ones." "Having abolished the tips, how is it that the receipts of the boot-stand have dwindled?" "For this reason: Guests have argued, 'I won't get my boots blacked inside, as it all goes to the Palmer house; I'll go out and patronize somebody who needs the money.' The average traveling man is a generous soul. Thousands have their expenses paid, and are liberal, but very level-headed in their liberality." The total receipts in Palmer house "tips" during 1887 will not be less than 316,000. — . A New Racket. Detroit Free Press. "Been swindled again, I suppose?" ob served Sergt. BendallasMr. Dunder showed up yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks. "Vhell. sergeant, I pelief I vhas discour aged. I pay taxes in two wards und vom headquarters for campaign clubs, but shas pody beats me all der time." "What is it this time?" "Yesterday two mans come in my place. Vhas I Carl Bunder? I vhas. All right. Her smhallest man says he vhas my friendt, und he like to put me on der latest racket. 1 shtep oudt in der pack yard mit him, und he whispers: "'Mr. Dunder. if some stranger comes here und says be vhas house-roof inspector und dot you must shovel der shnow off your roof or pay some fines, doan' you pelief him. Here vhas no sooch official* und dot shnow vhas all right. I vhas your friendt, unit 1 doan' like to see you shwindled.' " "1 see." "Vhell, we go in. und I treat him two times, but he doan' be gone half an hour pefore I miss a box of cigars." "Which the other man took, of course." "I pelief so. too. Doan' I haf some pro tection py dis bo! ice force?" "You must first protect yourself. It won't be three days before some one else will come some game on yon." "Won't it? Sergeant, look at me! 1 vhas going home. Booty soon some feller comes in .und asks if I vhas Carl Dunder. I vhas. He likes to try my telephone or read der gas-meter, or I should clean off dot sidewalk. * * *!" "What does that mean?" "Kef I ring twice, dot means lie vhas run oafer by some ice-wagon und can't lit' but half an hour! Kef I ring only once und laugh ha! ha! in der telephone, • dot means he has been dead ten minutes, und 1 like some doctors to examine me und find dot emotional insanity! I vhas a shanged man! It vhas my duty to protect herself! Good-day!" Steamship Arrivals. Southampton— The Waeslnnd from New York for Antwerp. . . ■ Hamburg— Itugia f rom New York. New York— Egypt, Wyoming and St. Ronans from Liverpool: Elbe from Bremen; Westmoreland from Antwerp. - —»•■«■ ■ The I'rooi Wast Clear. Om ha World. Winks— Do you believe the spirits of the departed can communicate with the living? [ Jinks— Yes -1 have had absolute proof of it. "You don't say so?" "1 suppose you know when I married the present Mrs. Jinks she was a widow." "Yes." "Well, sometime afterward 1 went with a friend to ' see a medium, just for the fun of the thing. you know, and as sure as I'm alive she gave me a message from my . wife's first hus band." "In his writing?" "Oh. no!" "Did you see him or hear him talk?" "No. the medium just told me what he said. " "Nonsense, then what proof have you thai • the. communication was genuine?" - _la said he was sorry for inc." LYNCH CO BY .TtOO-VLI^HT. Ned Rice, a Oiimliler and Murderer Dies to Congregational music. New York World. The town of Fielding, or Fielden, lies in a willow-bottom near the Rocky Mountains, It contains between one and two hundred inhabitants, and is comparatively new and obscure. On the plains there are cattle men, who visit the place for supplies. The I country is barren and forlorn, and at this time of the year the stinging winds whisk and whistle over the hard snow and down from the ugly, mountains. The fuel is sage brush of the plains and the scrubby cedars of the hills. The town baa one business street, on which are cheerless shanties used as a "Palace Hotel," that is a shabby saloon: a general store, called "The New York Branch;" a Chinese laundry, a butcher shop, called a "Meat Parlor," and two extra saloons, one of which has a pool table. The butcher can do a little blacksmith work, and a clerk in "The New York Branch" dispenses simple drugs and dirty sticks of candy. A few nights ago Ned Bice, as he was known in Fielding, came into town, pro fusely armed, and" tried to start a game. He lias been Wandering for years, under various names, from 'Frisco to Omaha and even as far as St. Louis. His little game was more or less crooked, but before the autumn revived there were poker players in Fielding who could not be cheated. They were now, however, praying for all man kind except the yellow heathen who ran the laundry. One of the brethren at a re ligious meeting prayed for a blessing upon white labor, and Ned. who could not gel in a betting game, and was at the meeting said loudly: "That won't wash." And three times he was heard to ejaculate "Amen" In a tone which indicated that it did not come from a change of heart. A convert approached him and said. "Mr. Kice. we are not Fairysees or fanatics, and we like you as an old friend who has took away or left money here; but don't fetch noo-juni into this here shrine; d'ye hear rue?" Ned thereafter joined in the singing, with a good voice, but he disturbed the neophytes by keeping time with his feet. After the meeting he joined in the conversation, but was mystified by the change in the manner of the community, of whom a large ma jority had been converted, and he felt las owed somebody a grudge. He had been partially educated in his younger days in Kentucky, and had been a reader of books, and now, feeling humiliated, he endeavored to offset the devoutness of the believers with vainglorious words of learning. lie disdainfully looked around and asked for the grand gooroo, the high muck amuck, "the illustrious gable-ended, slab - sided. three - ply gilt - edged and warranted-to-wash Meinheer Mo lock from Bagdad." Tliere was muss in his eye. He picked up a man's coat and quoted scripture to prove that he ought to give him his cloak also. He in vited an unmarried "sister" to go to the Palace hotel shanty and have a meat offering and drink-offering, "and." said she. "I'll take asmoke-offering." He ad dressed the ladies as seraph tins and the men as cheni-bums. When a young lady refused to go to the Palace and eat a whole can of oysters he began to quote poetry: Alonzo the brave was the name of the knight. The maid was the fair Imog-ene. Afterward he went to "the New York branch" and listened to the gossip. Thence he went to the Palace and sneeringly looked at a game of euchre played for fun. Some of the converts drank with him but he was not propitiated. Finally he got up a cheap game with some of the unregenerate. There was no excitement in it. He drank freeh and swore volubly. He became ugly anil quarrelsome, and called a man a liar. The man forgot that he was converted ami knocked Ned down. 'All in a moment Ned jumped to his feet and shot the man through the head. Two or three bystand ers seized, disarmed and bound him. A watch was placed over him, and he sat tied in a chair all night. me next morning a meeting was held, and the debating was long and serious, le was decided that Ned ' Rice ought to die. The brother of the murdered man tried to shoot Ned, but the wise men decided that he ought to have time to prepare himself. His hands being partially freed, be was given a Testament, which he read with great interest but without sentiment. Be spoke freely, but was unrepentant. He said: •'You demoralized me with all this pritty business. You didn't give me time to get broke i::. But I'll play Judge Lynch there a game of anything, whether I'm shot or hung. I'd rather be shot." Some of the brethren were in favor of shooting him. but some ol the spiritual shepherds said that hanging was the usual deliberate way of sending r man above. Vainly he offered his horse an d all his money to the church if they would let him die drunk, quoting Shakespeare: "We'll teach you to drink deep ere you de part." They offered him some wine. but he refused it. saying that he would never go back on "the old stuff." It was decided to hang him by moon light. There were one or two cotton woods growing near the stream, and a limb was braced sufficiently ' to hold bis weight. Before lie left the Palace several of the ladies sang a hymn, in which Ned joined. Several of them shed tears, ami he donated his horse to them for the pur chase of hymn-books. At the cotton woods he was seated on his horse with a rope around his neck. Another hymn was sung. Ned adding his baritone. One of the men then prayed for the soul of the man who was about to ascend by descend ing, and another man delivered an address- Ned Rice was asked whether he had any thing to say, and he replied that after all expenses were paid out of his own pocket he wished that the balance should go toward paying the expenses of the mar whom be had shot. Then a low, mournful hymn was sung, one of the brethren pricked Ned's horse, and he swung off and died i< slow music. Forgot the Name of Hi* Bride. Santa Cruz Sentinel. A man who applied to County Clerl Martin for a marriage license the other da. was so nervous that he got the name o: the woman whom he was about to marry, and had to go to her house three times be fore he could remember her name lon* enough to tell it to the clerk. Each timt he went to the house she had to repeat be middle name over to him, and as soon a: be reached the clerk's office he could not remember it. until, at the end of the tiiin trip, by a strong effort, he managed to thiol of it. Lovers never care for the iuiddl« names of their sweethearts. • ***» They Fussed. Wall Street News. "I suppose," savagely observed the chaiiman of the board of supervisors, "that we ought to look over the accounts of th» county treasurer." "I think he is all right," replied pue 0 the members. ( "What makes you?" "Well, he's got two patches M his Sn i. day pants, and bis wife was working like i nailer yesterday to get a thirty-cent dress for twenty-nine cents ■ yard." The books were not examined. -* •noni F. NT*. Oh, there are moments in man's mom years When tor an instant that which long has !ai Beyond cur rcscn, is on a sudden found In things of smallest compass, and we hold The unbounded shut in one smnll minute' space. And worlds within the hollow of our hand: A world of music in one word of love. A world of love in one quick wordless look. A world of thought In one translucent phrase A world of memory in one mournful chord, A world of sorrow in one little song. Such moments are roan's holiest: the divine And flrst-sown seeds of love's eternity. BPB —Hebrew Journal. SS> 1 _ I'crhtips It Was City Water. Chicago News. A doctor of Odin purchased some whisky to be used as medic ino for a sick child. He left the bottle on bis table for a few min utes, when it exploded with a loud report The bottle was broken, and the liquor, fall ing on thu table-cloth, burned it like acid.