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Paul. Minn. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. CWa-htn'-to-. Aug. 25,1 a. m._- Indications: For Wisconsin : Fair weather, followed in i the -western iHjrrion by local rains, winds j shifting to easterly and a slight rise in tem perature. For Minnesota: Local ram? pre ceded in the eastern portion by fair weather, wind- .dag to east and south, and a -slight rise in temperature.For lowarLo c-a: rains in the western portion, fair weather ; followed by Pk-hI rains in the eastern por tion, winds shifting to east and south, and south, and slight changes in temperature. For Dakota: Local rains, winds generally from the east to Ah. and slight rise in temperature. c, c?." _ :. OBSERVATIONS. St. Pact. Aug: 2SL— The following observa tions were made at -"i-l* p. ni.. local time: ' ; Bar. Theil «~ Place of 2. i_ '-"f S_o X g |*~_ =* Observation. - glee.'/-" : ~ ~>~ ': Duluth 30.1G' 52* Or air. St.Paul 30.12 5. " ( iear. LaCrosse 30.14 54 ' iear. Huron 30.1 1 54 ■"•_'( loud.. iloorhead 30.li** 50 M < tear. St. Vincent 30.20 50 O Clear. Bi.-ma.ck 30.14 54i + .;Fair. Fort Assraaboine:: 29.9*4 56 *2 Cloudy. Fort Custer 29.98 54 j *2 Cloudy. Helena 29.86 56 0 Clear. Fort Sully 30.0. .*"_* _2Clo;idy. tHigher. "Lower. «__. IT GROWS INTERESTING. It is undeniable that the people of the United States are taking an extraordi nary interest in tbe Manitoba situation. Naturally the sympathies of Americans are with those who are struggling against oppression. But as deep as this sentiment may be, tliere is apparently j something stronger than mere senti ment awakening the public interest on this side of the line with reference to the Manitoba trouble. It is the revival of old recollections combined with that distinctive feeling which reside-, in every American's breast, touching the expansive power of this republic. It is the feeling that expansion is the mani- j fest dentins* of the republic, and the [ direction in which the expansion shall I first begin depends on circumstances. Our boundaries have already been ex tended laterally until they touch tie two oceans which sweep the sides of the continent.. Our future expansion must be either to the North or to the .South. Therefore Canada and Mexico are countries having a peculiar interest to our peo ple. Whenever a disturbance occurs in cither, the people of the United States are immediately awake to the situation. Senator Beck struck the key note in his speech at the. banquet, Tuesday night. If the Dominion government attempts to carry out the threatened policy of coercion against the Manitobans it will be, as Senator Beck asserted, ''the be ginning of the end." That the end will be .he annexation of Manitoba to the United States, no sane man doubts. As the situation now stands, the only thing to prevent annexation will be for Sir John* Mac-Donald to let the Manito bans have their own way. or an abso lute refusal on the part of the United States to consent to the proposed an nexation. The latter is an impossibility. No American administration .would be disposed to turn a deaf ear to the ap peal of a distressed people begging for protection under our government. Or, if it did, a wave of popular indignation would wipe the recreant administration out of existence. So the whole situation is boiled down to the single proposition that the Manitobans are to be allowed to build their road into the stiles, or Manitoba will no longer be a British possession. The reasonable view to take of it is that the Dominion premier will back down. lie may _____ his soldiers to be stationed at Winnipeg, but if be does it will probably be under some pretext that will not give offense to the Man itoba people. If the purpose of the Die minion government is to awe the Mani tobans Into submission to wrong, then it is a plain plain case that the Ottawa authorities have no knowledge of the stern stuff of which the Northwestern people are made. They are stalwarts who know no fear. HONOR TO ARMOUR. P. D. Ai'Moi i:. of Chicago, is chiefly known as a great speculator and exten sive meat packer, who by judiciously combining both occupations has piled up a glittering array of millions. Those who know of him simply by the fame that he has acquired in this connec tion fancy him to be a man thoroughly given up to money getting without a thought that is not of a sordid nature. They could not do him greater in justice. Few men, possessing the op portunities which ______ wealth confers; have so well taken advantage of them as Tun. A umoitu, IBs private charities, though entirely unostentatious, have been great, and his public benefactions, though extensive, have been little known. One of them alone, which is still under his fostering care, is sufficient proof; that: Chicago possesses one mill ionaire whose heart has not been hard ened in the fierce struggle after wealth. It is a mission in the suburb. The mission is a complex and compre hensive affair. Designed originally to provide religious instruction for hun dreds of little waifs, it has grown into much broader scope. It provides a kin deriraited when - several hundred chil ____■ are instructed, a surgery, a dis pensary, a sewing department, and in fact it caters to almost every conceiv able want of the- poor, even to the ex tent of providing them with dwellings. There is but one condition and that is ; that people who __■ afford to pay for such conveniences or necessaries as the mission furnishes must get them else where. The mission is exclusively for those who have not the means to pay. The consequence is that there is at least one section of Chicago in which Akmouk is revered almost as a saint. The mission has already cost him half a million dol lars, and ho stands ready to spend as much more on it if necessary. Yet a comporatively young man, many years of usefulness doubtless remain to him, and it is therefore probable that bene factions on even : a larger scale will follow. Tiie example which Mr. Aejiocr thus sets to the men of millions is a grand one, hut practical philanthropy is too rare to warrant the expectation that it will find- mahy. imitators. But it is something that the West should possess one _____* man. who, in his relations j to the poor, is- worthy to stand a model j to the whole country: * — "." ' '-» '.~W HOUSE FILE 157. The controversy over the supposed j interpolation of certain ; words in the t'rfle of the bill "passed by the last legis lature known -as House File IST. has . awakened general public -interest. It is being discussed by the papers throughout the state, and there seems '.'< be a universal desire that all the hid den things Lf- brought to light and the fact ascertained whether or not there has been a forgery committed. " In order that the public may have a more intel ligent understanding of the matter, the Globe prints this morning a f ac-simile illustration of the title of the bill taken from the original on file in the state house. We have done this simply that each person may judge for himself a.- to the probability of the charge of forgery that has been preferred and of the plaus ibility of the explanations that have been made. The bill is written on legal cap paper with the usual line down the left hand -tile of the page.» It is cus tomary, when writing on legal cap paper to put the body of the text cm "the right of the line, leaving the space to the left vacant or to be filled with. marginal notes. This fact will have more or less weight in determining public opinion as to whether the words '-and others*' which appear on the left of the vertical line, were written at the time the bill was prepared or whether they were aft erwards interpolated. The people of this state seem determined to ascertain the exact facts in the case, If they are at all obtainable, and the GLOBE is anxious to aid them. If no forgery has been committed, that fact should be made so clear as to leave no room for suspicion. If, on the other hand, a forgery has been committed, then neither pains nor ex pense should be spare! to bring the truth To light. If it is possible to forge one legislative act, then there is no limit to the amount of crime of this character that may be perpetrated in the future. _ -«■__■ IVES' FINANCIERING. Discussing the Ives financial episode, the New York Evening Post quite sensibly suggests the need of legislation to prevent in the future any more such escapades as Ives was guilty of. In addition to that the Post points out an other danger which ought to be guarded against— a danger that seems never to have occurred to any one until Ives' fertile brain conceived a scheme which only failed because of the remarkable honesty of the trustees in control of a certain fund. As it is well understood Ives"- system of ________ was to buy a majority of stock in any company that had more money in the treasury than the stock cost him, and then appropri ate the cash and securites on hand,gen erally using the proceeds to buying up some new road and again going through with the same old business of helping himself to the- contents of the treasury. It is now known that Ives' fer ale genius conceived the plan of buying the controlling interest in the Equitable Life In surance company and gutting that wealthy association in the same manner that he had been doing up the various railroad companies. The Equit able is the only one of the great in surance companies that doesn't do busi ness on the mutual plan, and the temp tation must have been very great to a man of Ives' turn of mind to get pos session of its enormous assets. He could have afforded to pay a high pre mium for the. stock. While the assests of the company are enormous, the stock is limited. It would have been a big scoop for Ives if it had not been for the fact, that the owners of the stock had a full appreciation of the sacredness of their trust* and would not entertain a proposition to part with it. At the same time, as the Evening Post says, the inci dent is sufficient to suggest the im portant need of legislation to prevent any occurence whereby any such institu tion might, by the chances of death or otherwise," get into the hands of persons desiring to ••exploit'* the treasury and assets of the association, on ___. Ives' plan. THE AMERICAN PARTY. It seems. that, despite the collapse of the old party which raised the cry of -'America for Americans," Knownoth ingism has not yet died out in this coun try. During the constitutional centen nial which will meet in Philadelphia next month, there will also be a gather ing of men who seek to organize a party having for its primary object the re striction of immigration and the incul cation of Knownothingism in a modified form. It will be a curious organization. Probably not 10 per cent, of those who will be present would now be citizens of this country had the restriction of immi gration which they desire been in force during the past fifty years. It is said that a convert to the Roman faith be comes ''moire Catholic than the pope," and it is frequently evinced that, the im migrant who has taken out his first pa pers becomes more American- than he whose Ancestors were among the early settlers. The new Knownothing party will find it difficult to draw the line. We are all Americans, and the only way we became so was by immigration. The man whose ancestors came over in the Mayflower and the man whose" parents were' accommodated in the steerage^f a Cunarder are Americans alike, andrhe latter has as good right to the title as , the former. There is simply the differ ence of a few years in their acquiring it. aWe doubt whether Mr. Powderly. himself, who is alleged to be one of the Leading members of the new party, can trace his "American" ancestry back a single generation. So that to be con sistent the new party would have to in clude pretty nearly every person, not an alien, in the country. And as to the re striction of immigration, that is all very well within proper bounds. Let the as sisted paupers, the anarchists, the so cialists, the criminals and the off-scour ing generally of every foreign nation be prevented from landing on our shores and every intelligent . person, whether belonging to the "American party" or not will applaud. _gsfjs| But let the oppressed poor, the down trodden, farmer, the tax-ridden property owner, the strong-armed, laborer, in short, all who with , honest intentions and capital in pocket, brain or brawn come to this country to seek new homes and begin new careers, let all these be welcomed and facilities furnished them for coming. In time they and their progeny will be as good Americans as any that have come before. N Errnßß . Congressman- Wilson or the SaoH desires to do any one injustice or • wrongfully -accuse any one in -connection' with wholesale tax evasion, but it's the truth that hurts, and if there is cause for any one wincing when the truth is told the people havtt a right to know it. " ' • • : mm The editor of our profound morning con temporary may not have known a day or two ago that a person born la a foreign country 1 could not be ' elected vice president ' of ' the United States, but enougj. people have told . THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORSTSTG, AUGUST 25, 1887. him so since yesterday to make him pretty sure of it n0w., ..". .. ix order to relieve any possible misappre hension it might be . well .to suite that the I F bask Hatto.- under arrest in Minneapolis t for abstracting barber's tools is not the gen i tleman notorious for his desire to shave Ms. ________*> presidential chances down to the I last notch. ', ~,. The people of Lincoln, 111., should stop i shooting prairie chickens long enough to I go gunning for the fiends who tried to wreck a train near that point, and they should load i their cartridges with buckshot, too. . • -__. Documentary evidence is always convin (___*, and the Globe presents to-day some | thing of that kind that even such a talented ' man as Hon. Gordon E. Cole %ould have : difficulty in explaining away. «■_ — There may not be much" in a name, but 1 when words, even two little innocent words ; like "-and others," are unlawfully inserted In a legislative bill, the deserved name is some , thing very like forgery. — : •__ — We expect to see Mr. Blaise's supporters ; make campaign materia! out of the recently i discovered fact that President C__v__A-r_"_ ; ancestors came from England. ■<*■ President Cleveland will be banqueted 1 in Philadelphia, but his experience of a real | triumph in that line will not be granted him until he reaches St. Paul. -■__- Manitoba may score a knock out in the end. but it looks very much as though the . Dominion government was determined to , draw first blood. *__- It is now said that the editorial staff of our esteemed Third street contemporary will take a course of lesson's in American consti tutional history. .— ■"__■ ** • The editors of the country will convene in Denver next mouth, but it is understood the town has been well insured and needs paint ing anyhow. -^_» ___■ needn't get out your seal skins. The weather bureau has taken the responsibility of sting that gauze underwear will yet be j comfortable. _^S, f}EßxnAßDTf>aid a dollar to see the Wild West, but at that rate it .rill take a long time to even up on the dollars she took from this country. M-_ Mr. Fkiax. of Michigan, who had to pay his wife §»>3,000 alimony, is now probably stewiu" hot. . - ••_• STRAY SUNBEAMS. An Old Citizen— The Pioneer Press has made a reputation a* a discoverer of mare's nests, but its genius in that line never had a more glaring exhibition than when it discov ered that the Beck banquet was a part of a -'heme to boom the Kentucky senator for vice president. Senator Beck is a Scotch man by birth, and consequently ineligible under the constitution to the presidency or any office that would put him in line of suc cession to the presidency. Still, a newspaper which devotes its attention almost exclu sively to English and Bulgarian affairs is not supposed to know much about our federal constitution or the history of our American statesmen. * • "Do you know Beck and Blackburn, the two Kentucky senators?" asked a former Kentuckian yesterday. "Well, I*ll tell you about them, it is singular, that two men of such distinct characteristics should 1* colleagues in the senate. Jim Beck and Joe Blackburn are antipodes. One is everything that the other is not. Beck is brusque and brawny. Blackburn is oily and willowy. Beck is a sledge hammer speaker who drives the nail right home at the first blow. When Blackburn speaks he festoons the room with bonqets and when he has - fin is-hod you have no recollection of what he said. To illustrate, we will suppose that you give each of them the simple proposition, to state that twice two makes four. Beck will state it in just that language and even-body will grasp it at once. But Blackburn will come at it in about this way: "I will take the fig ure one and then duplicate it and when I have combined that duplicate with its equiv alent by a process of multiplication I will venture the assertion, and I do it with the fullest confidence that I can demonstate it to you beyond all possibility of doubt, and I wish it understood, my fellow countrymen, that I always stand ready to verify my asser tions even to the spilling of my heart's blood, that when these multiplies have been com bined and adjusted in the manner I have heretofore indicated you will find as a start ling result that the combination has produced the number four." Beck can say in one sentence what it will take Blackburn a half an hour to circumvent. V Ed Marshall, a well-known Kentucky politician, and something of a wag as well, used to say that Joe Blackburn reminded him of a swan swimming on the ocean. The graceful bird, with its unruffled feathers, would sail along over the breast of the placid sea drawing only two inches of water and wholly unconscious of the fathomless depths below. *** When Attorney Murray remarked at the Beck banquet thai St. Paul was going to ex tend its city limits some day and take in its suburban neighbor up the river, Mayor Ames laughed a laugh of scorn. But when some one remarked to the mayor that Murray's plan was the only way to get rid of the police commission, his face resumed an air of seri ousness. -^ SHE WENT BACK ON HIM. Teller Scott's Mistress Held onto all the Money She Got. Special to the Globe. New York, Aug. 24.— When Teller Richard Scott's astonishing confession of his theft of $150,000 from the Man hattan Banking company was laid be fore the public it told now he had con fided his secret and .140,000 of his plun der to Lawyer Dunn. It was sup posed, of course, seeing that no mention was made of it, that he carried the remaining $10,000 away for. his expenses. Now another confession turns up almost as remarkable as the first, in which Scott alleges that he left it with Mrs. Fannie "Robert's, with whom he was intimate, and who was to use it for his benefit in case of his arrest. He wasn't arrested, and Mrs. Roberts did what Dunn is alleged to have done— froze to it. When Scott found that the woman had betrayed his trust he made the supplementary con fession, telling how he found Mrs. Rob erts living in a single beiftooin on .15 and of his visits to her in, various lodg ing places, and now the bank has brought suit against her for the .10,000. She dwells now in magnificence, Mrs. Roberts is a woman apparently about thirty years of age, but according to her story, as she told it to the report er, she is probably older than that. She is rather slender, of medium height and exceptionally goed figure, with _ bright, pleasing face, not pret-V, exactly, hut undeniably attractive. Her complexion is decidedly blonde, her hair sieing almost straw color and her byes a pleasing brown. Her face c oval ami her skin fair. She denies al 1 knowledge of the case. She used to be a sales girl in a Boston store. _. Then she went to Chicago and drifted to San Francisco and got on the stage. She said to-day, "I knew Tom Maguire very well out there. I joined Baldwin's company there under the name of Miss Roberts and played soubrette parts with James O'Neill, Louis Morrison and Mrs. Sylvester. I One piece that I played in was called "Agnes." Mr. O'Neill played the count. I was Joseta, the countess' maid." When Mrs. .Roberts found that she had to file a bond in the bank's suit she sent at once for a friend who she thought would sign her bond when she learned of the order of the court, but the giving of bonds proved to be a more serious matter than she at • ; first supposed, and late last night she- was still in the : custody of Officer Martin. She says that some :of her friends,"- who would surely serve her, are out of town, and her cousin lives in Philadelphia. Their, names she refuses to give for publication and they • will probably not be- known until the formal signing of the , bonds is accom plished.' '-',-' . '• ,_.-; y- -v-**-- ■■_ ' In Financial Trouble. New York, Aug. 24.— The well-known i Wall street stock-broking firm of Gro* ■ vesteen & Pel! are said to be in trouble, and their suspension is likely to occur , t-~hm-*-iT.w.^MT_*-g__itß^ I IT BEACYCLONE. A Possible Shaking Up of Men | and Thing's Over the Legislative Break. People Want to Know Who » Wrote Those Two Words, "And Others," '"'^ Which Keeps Free From Taxes the Minnesota Construction ?.- Company's Grant. '. --''• What the State Officials Have to Say About the Bill — A Fae Simile. ..;;■■ ;. : .: . Uneasiness among the state officials and the county auditors and treasurers of the state regarding House File Xo. 157, the bill to relieve the St. Paul & Chicago railway from payment of taxes for all years prior to lSSl.under the cloak of relieving settlers, "and others," is be ■ coming quite apparent. Assistant At torney General Chiids, when the subject of an investigation was broached to him. ! told a Globe reporter yesterday that he : didn't care to talk about the matter, but ; his accent and tone were such as to lead his inquisitor to believe that he didn't care to talk, not so much because an in vestigation would be undesirable, as be ; cause an investigation is quite probable, and he does not wish to commit himself ; in advance." State Auditor Braden could not ex plain just how an investigation could be brought about, although he was of the opinion that no harm would be done by one, and if the bill was fraudulent and illegal he was every bit as anxious to know it as anybody else. He did . inti mate, however, that in. some counties there is a move toward putting the bill to test upon its legality, and he men tioned Otter Tail county as being very liable to tackle the matter. If a county auditor should refuse to extend the company's taxes upon the tax list, it might start an investigation, ; or, as all the taxes assessed against the j company prior to 1884 have been ; canceled □ under the bill, if an INDORSEMENT CN BACK OF BILL. effort is Jmatle by some i prosecuting attorney to place all the assessments against the company for all the years prior to 1884 upon the tax list, then an investigation might en sue in tin* attempted enforcement of, ( and the opposition against, the, bill, whose legality will then be taken into question. * ' - '•' The matter lies with those who act in ! either a prosecuting or an auditing ca pacity, but, as State Auditor Braden ex- • plains it. he himself must act according to the bill until it be declared illegal or : unconstitutional, and it would be a' great stretch of power on his part, as a public official in the executive, to as sume the powers of the judicial branch of the state government, and presume' to question or annul the acts of the leg islative branch. And again, the interest of the state is but a small fraction I.compared1 '.com pared with the local interests of coun ties where the lands are located. In the case of a county official refus ing to be governed by the bill the com pany might APPLY FOIS A MANDAMUS to compel its enforcement, and in the case of a prosecuting, attorney attempt ing to have all the taxes against the company collected, the company would arm itself with the bill in defense. In either case . the bill would be attacked, but the county official would lay him self liable by bis action, and the" prose cuting attorney would assume a very great deal in his move. If the ensuing investigation was not successful these gentlemen would be in a very bad pickle indeed. The governor, however, who was at "Sew Ulm yesterday, might order an in vestigation by the attorney general, who at present is in New York, but such a move on the part of the executive would be very questionable,*-™! probably could only be taken upon a petition presented to him in the proper way. Such are the reasonings of the officials at the capitol and they tend to throw a garb of impossibility about the probable investigation. Meanwhile, however, gentlemen con nected with the State Farmers' alliance are awake and pass their spare moments in endeavoring to trace the alleged forged interpolation to its author. The name of one person has been mentioned confidentially as the suspect, but until the possibility of proof is more definite, he will be let alone. The history 01 the transactions be tween the St. Paul & Chicago Railroad company and the Minnesota • Rail way & Construction company is well known, and Judge Wilson's crusade against the exempting of railroad lands from taxation, which he, in conjunction with Senator (then representative) Comstock, of Moorhead, commenced in the house of 1881, and waged in the senates of 1883 and ISBS, is a matter of public record. He saw his bill pass the senate and get its death blow in the house before he left the halls of the state legislature for those of national law nuking. His mantle fell upon Senator 'lorn Bowen, of the Sleepy Eye Herald, who took up Wilson's bill in the last legislature and carried it through. But while Senator Bowen was fight ing . the battle commenced by Judge Wilson, the St. Paul & Chicago railroad company was not idle. That company knew that its lands would be .-•-•• •t, '; :i" PLACED UPON THE TAN LIST, .» for the supreme court had declared that, its lands were taxable, although it, sought through its attorney, Gordon E. Cole, toMlelay the enforcement of the , state's claim by an appeal to the United States supreme court. Mr. Cole, /.him self, has said that if the matter went, j into the United States courts it would j be four years before an argument would j be reached. So while Tom Bowen was., fighting through the bill for the taxation ot railroad lands which have been trans ferred to great land companies, tiie St. Paul & Chicago company selected i Rep resentative Freeman, of St. Cloud, [to in troduce a bill to relieve the company from the payment of all taxes prior to. this present year. It went to the joint committee on taxes, of which Senator. Goodrich, of j Blue Earth City, was chairman. With i the exception of Senator Goodrich and j Representative Barker, this committee j was sadly lacking in legal* ability. The bill was amended, the preamble torn off. the year changed from 1887 to 1884, and then recommended to pass. The only other committees it ever went before were the senate and house committees of the whole. When it came from the joint commit tee on taxes, its title was recorded as a bill "Relieving the St. Paul ft Chicago , Railway Company from Certain Taxes, etc." Whether this was the correct title at the time*, or was simply an at tempted abstract of the bill entered by tne clerk in bis journal is hard to tell, but nowhere do ~ the records show afterward that an amendment was ever made to the bill or its title. * The reports of tbe committees of the whole on this bill are not recorded other than "with the recommendation .-: that tie bill 4° pass," and the words "as amended"' do not occur in the records anywhere- in connection with this bill,, after re port of the joint committee on taxes.- . It went through the house. against the opposition of such men as Lee, of Long Prairie, and was y^|tf^^<fl~[iii*~rt_MM'j "•-. HL'RKIKD THROUGH THE SESATE in three days, being opposed by such men as Senator Bowen, of Sleepy Eye, and Senator Buckman. of Sauk liapids. the president pro tern. The words "and others" never appear upon the records, and upon reliable authority, that of the senate engrossing, clerk,- it is stated that they were not upon the bill : when it passed the senate, - and went to the committee on enrollment. It was the end of the session, and the last day for passing bills. Its .title only was read when it was up for passage by the senate.; Everything, was in con fusion among the clerical portion of the legislature, and if anybody, wanted a bill he could get it. It has been customary to let | members of the legislature have possession of bills after their passage by both houses, and even to take .them away for a little while. The bill was in" the hands of the enrolling committee. The question is, who got the bill from the enrolling clerk, and what did he do with it? When the bill went to the speaker and clerk of the house and the president and secretary of the senate for their signatures, it was enrolled . with the words "and others'" interpolated. It was signed without scrutiny, the com mittee ;on enrollment having reported it correctly enrolled and was at once sent to the governer. The day after its enrollment it was approved. It occupies now a chapter in the general laws. To give a correct idea of what the title looks like, both on the face of the bill and on the legislative file, it has been photographed and a fac simile published to-day: The enacting clause and body of . the bill are in typewriter copy upon legal cap paper, with the usual vertical line at the left, and this legal cap paper Is pasted on to a legis lative file, which projects over the legal cap on the right hand side. The indorsement of the title as written upon the legislative filing on the back of the bill, and the record on the filing as far down as to where reference was made to the committee on taxes seem to be in the same handwriting, bat the words -'and others" are interpolated in an apparently different style of penmanship, the "others" being scratched as well as the "and," which apparently refutes Gordon E. Cole's theory that the scratch was made In crossing the ft."' In the original copy of the bill upon the face of the bill the words "and others"' at the beginning of the second line are in paler ink. Apart from the question of its legality, the question of its constitutionally can be taken in connection with Chief Jus tice Gilfillan's decision on the subject of special legislation, in the county seat re moval case recently decided. Judge I Gilfillan's point is that laws must be i general in their application and uniform in their operation all over the state. If this law were according to the point 1 cited, the Winona & St." Peter, the St. I Paul & Sioux City, and the other large TITLE of BILL on its face. railroad land companies would all be re lieved of the big accounts of indebted ness which the state has piled up against them under Senator Bowen's bill, which Congressman Thomas Wilson fathered and fought for. .. «» — : — - : An Unlucky Road. . - Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. Emi grant train No. 83, coming west on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, this morning : at 8 o'clock ran into freight train No. 88 ! at Easton Siding, twenty miles east of i this city. Al Smith, engineer ,of the emigrant train, and Isaac Arbuthnot, i his fireman, were instantly killed. ; The engineer and fireman of the freight tram are only slightly injured. Fifteen of the emigrants are seriously but none are fatally hnrt. The accident was the result of a misappreheslon of orders on the part of the engineer of the P freight train, who thought he had the right of way and pulled out of the siding just as the emigrant train came up. ;'"'. ?J Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 24.— A Con nellsville. Pa., special says : The Balti more _. Ohio express trains which left Pittsburg atjj> o'clock last night, lumped' the track at Hermitage station, six miles east of Connellsville at 1 o'clock this morning, badly wrecking the engine and baggage car, which ' went ~ over an em bankment; One passenger . coach was ; derailed^but none of the passengers in lured. The trainmen escaped by jump ing, the only person hurt being the fire "_.;*,_, who broke his leg, v -'.-' * :J - CHILD OF FORTUNE. Comment by the Press About the Globe's Baby Benefit. LITTLE MISS THOMAS' LUCK. She is the Recipient of Hearty Congrat ulations and Good Wishes From •'■' the Gallant Editors. , Meets With Satisfaction. - . St. Charles Times." . ." . -.The "Globe baby benefit lot" was won by little Miss Thomas, of Hope, Dak. Mrs. H.B. Thomas, the mother of the lucky little creature, is the daughter of William Gilmore, who lived in the eastern part of the town of St. Charles a few years ago. To have some one win whom we know is most as good as if it were our own baby. AGAINST THE WORLD. Miss Maud Thomas Took Her Chances Against the Other 11, --463 Babies and Asked No Fa vors. Hope (Dak.) Pioneer. Maud Ale'en Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Thomas, of Willow Lake township, born July 6, 15*87, is a thrice lucky child. It was not only her good fortune - to . be born in Dakota, to have caught her first glimpse of light hear the beautiful banks of Goose lake, in the good county of Steele, but it is also her good fortune to have been the one among the 11,463 babies who held certificates in the St. Paul Globe's "Baby Benefit" drawing to carry off the golden apple. The prize to which lucky little Maud is entitled is a lot of ground in the city of St. Paul, known as lot No. 20, block No. 34, in Mercer & Magraw's addition. The number of the lucky ticket which Maud held was 20,563. The tickets were sent to nearly all parts of the world, but so far as we are informed Miss Maud held the only one in Steele county— not because Steele county hasn't plenty of babies, but be cause it was conceded beforehand that one Steele county girl baby was enough to down the balance of the world in a competitive struggle with Dame Fort une. On Tuesday Miss Maud was brought to town, and notwithstanding her tender age bore the journey well. After several attempts a pretty fair picture of the young miss was taken and sent to the " Globe, from which a cut will be made and printed in that paper. . Of course she is pretty, or she would not be a Dakota girl. For the in formation of the Globe we would state that Steele county is still producing its full quota of babies, both girls and boys, and if it has any more real estate to dis pose of on the same terms each baby is ready to take a lot. - . Clamoring For Another. St. Peter Herald. A Dakota girl baby won the Globe prize. The Globe is seemingly sin__"*fe in its condolence with the young Min nesotians, but condolence and sympathy go but a little way when compared to St. Paul real estate. The Globe should offer another prize and exclude popula tion foreign to Minnesota. ""Rah for Dakota. Watertown (Da~_) Journal. 'Pah for Dakota! Little Miss Thomas drew the lot offered by the St. Paul Globe. She is a bright hopeful living in the town of Hope. We hope that Hope is more than satisfied with the luck and the free advertising it is get ting from the fact of lucky little Miss Thomas being a resident of that now prominent burg. What They Would Have Done. Coopertown. (Dak..) Independent. Great difficulty was experienced in reaching Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, the par ents of the baby who drew the lot in the Globe's baby benefit. Had the parents of the child lived in the remotest cor ner of Griggs county they would have been immediately informed by a depu tation of our citizens, headed by a brass band, Something In a Name. Bismarck (Dak.) Tribune. The St Paul Globe's baby benefit lot was won by a girl baby in Hope, Dak. Bismarck was well represented in the drawing. The superstitious credit the luck of little Miss Thomas to the name of the town in which she was born — Hope— and the punsters are wild with delight over the opportunities offered for their peculiar and unenviable ambi tions. Pleases Dakotans. Wahpeton (Dak.) Times. Everybody has heard of the Daily Globe's baby benefit, and our readers will be pleased to learn that a Dakota baby got the prize. • ' — ! — Who Will Win the Girl? Ipswich (Dak.) Gazette. The St. Paul Globe's prize lot was drawn by the little girl baby of Mrs. 11. B. Thomas, of Hope, Dak. The next question will be, Who will win the girl? XxWwßm* — «•_ THE PRESIDENT. Items of Interest Regarding Mr. Cleveland and His Wife. Washington, Aug. 24.— The presi dent's attention was called to-day to the matter lately appearing in the New York World to the effect that he was not properly supporting the commissioners appointed to examine the affairs of the Pacific railroads. In reply he gave a copy of the dispatch which he sent to Gov. Pattison: Executive Mansion, .Washington, D. C, Aug. 13, 1887.— Kooert E. Pattison, chair man United States Pacific Railway commis sion. San Francisco, Cal. : Upon your state ment that in your judgment counsel should be employed, I authorize and approve such employment. ;y - Grover Cleveland. Mrs. Cleveland arrived here about 1:30 p. m. The president met her at the de pot and the party at once drove to Oak View. Philadelphia, Aug. 24.— President Cleveland has accepted an invitation tendered him by the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin institute to attend a banquet given in his honor at the Academy of Music in this city on Saturday evening, Sept. 17. New York, Aug. 24.— The donors of the flags for the fire department ask the board of aldermen to invite Mrs. Cleve land to attend the review and present the flags. The two flags cost .1,700. Pittsburg, Aug. 24.— Ira Cleveland, to whom Mrs. Cleveland was referred for information for her contemplated genealogical tree of the president's family, said yesterday that the Ameri can family descended from two brothers who came from England, one settling in Ohio and the other in Connecticut. It was after the . former that the city of Cleveland was named. The Connec ticut brother- had two sons, one of ' whom went to Michigan and the other to New York. From the family of the latter came the president, while from the former sprang Ira, who is fifty-six years old. He . served in the i Union army, and while he is a good Democrat, he differs from the president on the bat , tie-flag question. _ , ->^ : .--.;> A Pioneer Passes Away. : Detroit, Mich., Aug. 24.— Judge Daniel Goodwin, president of the Mich ■ igan constitutional convention of 1850 and a delegate to that of 1857,,. and for ' several terms a judge of -the supreme ' court of the state, died . here , to-night, ■ aged ninety. . _ , . The Ute Outbreak. Special to the Globe. . -J ; . Washington, Aug. 24.— The „ follow "ing telegram was sent late this after noon after a long conference between ' Secretary Lamar and the Indian " com ' missioner: ".^MfjHlfwii^L^ '" " Byrnes. Agent Unltah Agency, Price, Utah: Xx X- . -X-'--X-y XXXy Keep this office informed as to the temper of the : Indians . on." your reservation.;. ' Use all . means . to prevent them from going to " Colorow. and if - any " are _-.- absent - get them to return. Keep this office advised of Colorow's latest movements, s Could he not be persuaded .to return *j with I his . band to the reservation and surrender to the proper authorities, the Indians charged with crimes and thereby avoid .a collision .. with the authorities of the state of Colorado. J. D. C. Atkins, Commissioner In connection with this matter Atkins said: I believe the Indians are being incited to an uprising by bad whites, cowboys and | out laws interested in such matters, who are con tinually stirring up strife, and the Indians are obliged to suffer. IMy desire is to protect the Indians against such white villains and .against themselves. 1 SAYS IT'S AN OUTRAGE. A Prominent Washington Lawyer Arrested for Theft. X^x- Washington, Aug. Allen Ruth erford, a lawyer of j high standing and extensive practice in this city, formerly, an auditor of the treasury depart ment under .-. President' Grant, was arrested to-day upon a charge of receiving certain records stolen from the , pension office. . Mr. Richard Brumer, a clerk in the surviv ing soldiers', division of the pension office was . also arrested, charged with stealing the records in question. The missing papers were records of the service of . soldiers which had been copied into the books of the pension office. Their loss was therefore of lit tle moment to the pension office, but : their, possession is assumed to be of consequence to a claim agent with an extensive practice. Mr. Rutherford gave bail in .3,000 and was at once- re leased, but Mr. Brumer in default of bail, was locked up. Mr. Brumer has declined to employ counsel and says he is willing to plead guilty but declares that he had no purpose of robbins the gov ernment of anything of value. Their possible value to a claim agent was sug gested to him by the fact that Mr. Rutherford was in the habit of sending to the pension office for the inform a tion contained in these papers, and in asmuch as it was the practice of the office to destroy the originals after they had been copied, he thought it no harm to take them. He suggested to Mr. Rutherford that these records would be of great service to his office and save much trouble, and Mr. - Rutherford agreed with him and thought no harm could come from taking papers which were so soon to be destroyed. Thereafter from time to time up to about a year ago, Brumer says he sent packages of the papers to Mr. Rutherford. He declares that he never received any compensation for this service. Mr. Rutherford protests that his axrest is an outrage which came upon him like a thunderbolt. He de clares that he never received one of the stolen papers, nor made any arrange ment in respect to them. It would be absurd, he says, for a man in his position to put his lib erty in jeopardy to get informa tion which he could have for the asking, by sending to the pension office. At the time he was said to have been re ceiving the papers, his chief clerk. Otto J. Stein, was practically managing his business. Last July he detected Stein in certain surreptitious practices and discharged him : since then Stein has tried to injure him. If any arrangement was made he says Stein made it. and if ' the papers were received Stein received -them. o SWILL EATERS Delving Into Ash and Swill Barrels and Sampling the Contents. For some weeks the officers of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Brooklyn have been en deavoring to catch some Italian con noisseurs who eat the viands found in ash and swill barrels. Recently they succeeded in locating three offenders, and arrested Angela Creola, an Italian woman, and her ten-year-old daughter, Yiena. The girl and her mother were standing in front of a barrel of refuse eating some rotten apples and melons they had fished out. Viena had buried her face in a melon, the oder of which was ter rific, and the mother ate with relish the decomposed fruits she had picked up. A large crowd stood as near as the smell would allow them and watched the Italians with disgust. As the pair secured article after article they would take a bite and place the remainder in a bag. evidently for the purpose of eating when they reached home. ___, MARINE. TOUT OP WASHBURN. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis.. Aug. Arrrived : Tra verse, Chicago: Japan, Buffalo; Fremont, Hancock, China, Duluth. Cleared: Traverse, Japan, Fremont, Duluth; China. Buffalo; Peerless, Chicago: Egyptian. Pelican, ore, Cleveland. Cold and rainy. - PORT OP WASHBURN. Special to the Globe. Washburn. Wis., Aug. 24.— Arrived : Em pire State and Japan, Buffalo, merchandise; City of Traverse. Chicago, merchandise; China. Duluth; 31. 31. Drake. Buffalo, 1,400 tons of coal. Cleared: Empire State Japan and City of Traverse, Duluth: China, Buffa lo; Gratwick, Buffalo, - 00,000 bushels of wheat. Cool and calm. " at the **soo." Sault Ste. 3larie. Aug. Passed up: James Pickaud, 9:25 a. m. R. J. Racket, S. E. Peck. 10:55 a. m.: A. Everett, Sophia Minch, 11. K. Webb, 3:15 p. m.; 31 on Eagle. 3listic Star, White Star, 5 p. m. Down: Anna Smith. Red Wing, 9a. m,; George T. Hope, Manhattan, 10:15 a. m.; 3linneapolis, Will iam 3lcGregor. 11:50 a. m.; V. H. Ketcham, C. H. Green, Mattie C. Bell, Rosa Sonsmith, 2:15 p. m.: Athabasca, Fred 31ercur, 4:10 p. m.; Colonial. Specular, 5:45 p. m. Wind northwest ; brisk ; clear. .-::- ; . V" STEAMSHIP ARRIVALS. New York— Belgenland, from Antwerp. London— City of Rome, from New York, for Liverpool, passed Browhead to-day. PORT OP DULUTH. Special to the Globe. Duluth, Aug. 24. Arrived : From Buffalo, propeller Empire State, passengers and sun dries ; propeller Japan, passengers and sud dries; propeller Iron cliff, coal; schooner Iron State, coal, Osceola cement and sun dries; from Chicago, propeller City of Traverse, passengers and sun dries; from Kingston, Out., propeller I Myles: schooner Jesse 11. Brick, schooner St. Louis, schooner Gulnair. all light; from Georgian Bay, propeller Clinton, schooner Grimsby, schooner ' Gibraltar, all with cedar ties for the Manitoba road ; from Sarnia, propeller United Empire, passengers and sundries. Departures, for Buffalo, pro peller China, passengers, wheat and sundries, propeller .Colorado, wheat; for Ashland, propeller Louisiana, propeller Superior, schooner Sandusky, schooner Kimball, pro peller Fayette Brown, propeller Carmorant, schooner Charles Wall, all light; for- Wash burn, propeller Robert Holland, schooner Fanny Neil, schooner S. 31. Stephenson, all light; for Kingston, prepeller 31 vies, schooner Gulnair, schooner Jessie 11. Bieek, schooner St. Louis, all with wheat : for Chi cago, propeller City of Traverse, with passen gers and sundries : for Isle Royale, propeller T. H. Camp, with . passengers, fishing sup plies and sundries; for Sarnia, propeller United Empire, with passengers, flour and sundries. . Charters for wheat dull at 7 cents to Kingston, 5V_ cents to Buffalo. «•*■ ';*'*,::. ; After a Long Journey. H. R. Smith and wife, of Kansas City, after an extended; tour to the Pacific coast and the great Northwest.including the National . park, are visiting, their, brother, Thomas W. Smith, of tiie Bo dega," and will sojourn in the Saintly City for a few days. - ■♦•- An Indiana Comet. Chicago, Aug. 24.— A special from Indianapolis,. Ind., says: The largest comet, that has appeared in many years is visible here to-night in the northern sky. Its outline is- somewhat dim but is perfectly plain to the naked eye. . It was first noticed about 10 o'clock. ~ m A Lake Michigan Disaster. Millers, Mich., Aug. 24.— small two-masted vessel, loaded with lumber, bottom side up, named Manistee', : came ashore at Millers last night. Can see clothing fast in rigging; : may be dead bodies. ;.; .- .-.■ - .. _..., ., .■' -^ Dyson Gets It. Special to the Globe. , X * Madison, Wis., Aug. 24.— Gov. Rusk to-day appointed Thomas A. Dyson pro-" bate judge of La Crosse county vice E. J. Hughes, deceased. X' *'; MISONWWATER, Continued From First Page. the custom, or from each congressional district. Dr. Ik Fund, editor of the Voice, will be made temporary chair man of the convention. It is said every town and each district is being organized. Each country will, raise money for a tent that will be moved from town to town for the holding of public meetings. This tent movement is aimed at the fanners. Col. W. C. Beeeher, son of the late Henry Ward Beeeher. has been talked of for attorney general, but it is understood that Mr. Beeeher would not accept. A woman suffrage plank will probably be put in the platform. MARYLAND REPUBLICANS. They Meet at Baltimore and Nom inate a Ticket. . Baltimore, Aug. 24.— The state Re publican convention met at noon to-day in this city and was the largest and most enthusiastic gathering of Repub licans held in Maryland many years. Hon. Lewis E. McCOmas presided" and a platform was adopted. Its tarts out: : Resolved, That the Republican party of Maryland, adhering to the principles affirmed by its national convention in re spect to the rules .governing appointments to office, declares that the reform in the civil ; service should be thorough.- radical and com plete. To that end it demands the co-opera tion of the legislative with the executive de partment of the government and that con gress shall so legislate that fitness, ascertained by proper, practical com petition, shall - admit to public service; that the tenure of office shall be made secure during good service and that the power of removal for cause shall accompany the power of appointment. That the princi ples thus declared with reference to the na tional government, shall be applied in their full force to the government of the state of "Maryland and the city of Baltimore. That the president of the United States by his ac tion in regard to the federal appointments in this state has given conclusive evidence that his professions of civil service reform arc hollow and delusive, and his failure to call the federal office holders to account for their open and shameless disgrace of sworn declarations that they should not en gage in efforts to "control the politi cal action of their own party, is a confession of indncerity on his part, or a proof that his will is controlled by the strong will of the senior senator from Maryland. That it is the imperative duty of congress to pass the measure known as the Blair educational bill or some equivalent provision for aiding the states in removing the illiteracy which now exists in so many of them. The platform goes on to suggest laws for preventing discrimination in the public schools against colored childten. For regu lating and adjusting the differences between labor capital. For the abolition of the system of enforced tobacco inspection. For the passage of such laws as will effectually protect American laborand American society from the influences of the pauper and crim inal classes of other countries and the com petition of convict labor at home. Opposing the calling of a constitutional convention at the present time. Condemning the schemes of the Democratic party for the destruction -of the Chesapeake A- Ohio canal and its removal as a competitor with railroad mo nopoly. Favoring the . passage of more stringent laws against the use of money at elections. For an equitable system of taxa tion, a revision of the revenue laws, a curtail ment of the expenses of legislation and re vision of the laws regulating procedure in the courts so as to lessen the expense. For using the surplus in the state treasury to the ex tinguishment of the" state debt as far as pos sible, and the refunding of the balance by offering it in the markets so as to secure the lowest rate of interest. Demanding a minor ity representation on all commissions and official boards, and the adoption of such elec tion laws as shall guarantee free suffrage. The nominations were as follows: For governor, Walter B. Brooks, of Balti more; for comptroller, K. B. Dixon, of Talbot county; and for attorney gen eral. Francis Miller, of Montgomery county. After the business of the con vention was concluded, a sensation was caused by the appearance on the floor of John K. Cowen. a prominent lawyer and leader of the reform movement in the Democratic party. He was in troduced and in one of the strongest speeches ever listened to in this city, pledged to the Republican ticket the full support of the independent Democrats. The Democrats United. Little Pock. Ark., Aug. .24.— The Gazette sent to different leading politi cal men in the West and South asking for opinions as to who the next presi dent and vice president would be, and what, from their standpoint, the politi cal horizon indicates, as a result of the answers the Gazette concludes: The distinguishing peculiarity of the pres ent political situation lies in the fact that al though the national administration has but little more than half finished its term, Mr. Cleveland is- recognized by Democrats as the only candidate for the succession. Among thcßepubllcans there is a strange mixture. In one state, Blame is wanted, wilh Sherman as second choice. In another, Lincoln is thought to be the strongest, with Allison sec ond. One thing is certain: The Democrats are united in party and of one mind as to whether the next president will be ('rover Cleveland. The Republicans have not much of an idea and look to time to set tle for them the question of a choice. Had Forty Listeners. Special to the Globe. Beloit, Wis., Aug. 24.— Albert Grif fin, chairman of the national anti-saloon Republican committee, held a confer ence here this afternoon with the promi nent temperance leaders of Southern Wisconsin. The meeting was attended by but few, and little enthusiasm was manifested. In the evening a mass meeting was held. Only about forty people could be gathered, although a large band was playing for some time previous to the lecture. Mr. Griffin was scathing in his char acterization of the saloon. He claimed that there was not a single saloonkeeper in the country that was not acriminal. The Republican party had passed every law that had been passed to restrict the saloon. The adoption of a prohibition plank would cause a loss of from 5 to 20 per cent, of the Republican voters. -^_» — — MINSTRELS BANQUETED. Haverly's Fanny Men Make Merry _ After the Show. The closing of the brief enagement of Haverly's minstrels at the Grand opera In use. Minneapolis, last even ing was a , popular triumph. The members of the company were presented with bontonaires by Mayor Ames, who occupied a box. At the conclusion of the performance a num ber of the company were banqueted by the Turf club. Fred J. Mackley pre sided as chrirman at the. pleas ant entertainment- which followed. Harry I. Howard, the tenor, was in splendid voice and gang "I'm Sailing Home to Marry" with wonderful power and sweetness, Fred Bryant played a number of cornet " solos, Messrs. Tomast and Leighton, Ed Barry and Master Percy Rogers contributed vocal selections, and Prof. . Simonson, the musical director of the Hennepin Avenue theater, presided at the piano. The affair was a most enjoyable success. Col. Haverly, with Mayor Ames, officiates as* referee at to-day's base ball game between the lawyers and the newspaper mem 3 >^ BROKEN OFF. I would forget you— a while at least, Till you somewhat blend with the bygone days, - : ' - ''■ ' Till the cruel longing has somewhat ceased, And the blinding light is a softened haze. And Ido forget you ; for days are dull. And summer's; pageant has lost its spell: The roses are scarcely beautiful,. And the cuckoo's call is a passing bell. And all the day long, in a tiring whirl, With a brain that's dazed and a heart like lead. I fight with the thought of the little girl >'■; yx ■- Whose troth has faltered, whose faith is dead. ' XX^-yXi'-- v :- ; ; : 'i'^- But now, when my heart has ceased to yearn. And my blood to surge at the thought of '-'-/;. you,' ... '.'.: .. .".*. In my helpless sleep you must needs return, And all the struggle begins anew. I gave you a kiss, my love, last night No dash of splendor on storms of tears, No wild defiance to time's calm might, No bliss that avenges the waste of years. "But you bade me to set your bonnet straight. ' ; And duly order your wayward curls, And I laughed at your patience, as you wait, And kissed you, the sweetest of little girls. So I had my joy for a moment's space, I And I wake, to find the peace I had won Has vanished away witfi the visioned face, * As through the desert I wander on.