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Signal Office, War Department, St.
Paul, Minn., April 3. 1888. 12:15 a. m.—
Indications for twenty hours' commenc
ing at 7a. m. to-day: For St. Paul. Mini e
apolis and vicinity: Wanner, with light
local rains, followed by slightly colder, fair
weather; light to fresh variable winds. For
Minnesota, Eastern and Southwestern Da
kota: Warmer, with light local rains, fol
lowed by slightly colder, fair weather;
light to fresh variable winds.
St. Pall, April 2.— The following obser
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Moorhead. 30.-06 24 Yankton .. 29.94! 42
Duluth 30.00 ! 32 Ft. Totten. 30.00 1 22
La Crosse. 30.14 28 ' Bismarck. 29.02; 28
MJlwauk_.So.lo 32 Helena.... 29.92 -40
Marquette: 30.08 20; Ft. As*b*ne 20.82 38
Chicago.... 30.12 30 .Medic'e 11. 29.86 20
Dcs Moines 30.00 40 Qu' Ap'lle. 20.80 30
St. Louis.. 30.04 48 Minnedosa 29.98 74
Ft. Smith.. 29.84,1 70,; Fori Garry 30.08 22
The woman's convention has finished
its labors. The burning question now
is: Who had the last word?
So Chaska and his white bride are to
become dime museum attractions! To
What base uses is greatness sometimes
D Senator JKyis would do well to
come out and look after the Blame
boom personally. Letters are danger
ous. HEW
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Kansas congressmen are disgusted
with ai.i.s. In this respect the con
gressmen and the country are unan
One of Wilkin s' wives has gotten
free, which leaves a vacancy. All
proposals for the position should be in
writing and sealed.
Mil Got i.v will find that the purchase
nf ni'\vsii:uiers will afford him better
facilities for holding up his end of the
quarrel with Bennett.
Will Col. Welch carry the news of
the libel trial's result to Col. Vilas in
person? And if so will he receive a
warm reception? Possibly.
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With nearly half a million in the
treasury and all her bonds selling at a
premium, Minnesota is feeling pretty
well, financially, thank you.
The fire in the* New York Tribune
office won't be a marker to the hot time
Editor Whttelaw Brio will have
when the campaign gets fairly on.
mm* ■
Must rotund Col. Evans resign his
Gresham faith or his membership on
the committee and in the league? We
trust his suspense will soon be relieved.
Bishop Ireland will lecture in Chi
cago next Friday. When Chicago peo
ple want information and advice they
naturally come to the Northwest for it.
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lowa fanners are crying for tariff re
form, and yet inconsistently enough
Iow r a farmers continue to send anti
tariff reform congressmen to Washing
Hon. Knute Nelson thinks the peo
ple need free sugar rather than free to
bacco. We follow you, Mr. Nelson.
Your style is beautifully lucid and
classically correct.
In justice to the street railway com
pany it should be stated that, whatever
its previous responsibility, the company
was in nowise responsible tor last even
ing's unfortunate accident.
Matthew Arnold is making some
harsh and ill-founded critcisms on
America. The next time Mr. Arnold
comes to America after dollars he should
also seek to gather in some sense.
The Chicago strikers evidently need
to be informed pretty emphatically that,
while workmen have every right to
strike if they wish, they have no right
at all to use violence toward those who
take their places.
Capt. Castle joins the ranks of the
Blame boomers and de lares that the
Minnesota delegation will be for the
man from Maine. The captain is
usually foun I to be aware of the way
the current is tending. He at least
deserves a n arm letter of acknowledg
ment from the distinguished American
How abroad. : ••vr
A New Orleans" paper complains be
cause the merchants of that city spend
a great deal of money in summer travel,
and get nothing in return for it in the
way- of increasing the trade of 'the city.
The explanation is a very simple one.
The New Orleans merchants put in their
pummer months climbing the White
mountains or sea bathing along the
Eastern coast. or drinking sulphur water
In the Virginia mountains. In short,
they spend their time and money among
a people who never buy from them, nor
have they any occasion to import or ex
port by way of New Orleans.
Now if the New Orleans merchants
want to make their summer vacation a
source of profit, let them turn the tide
ef summer travel to the regions from
Which they might naturally expect a |
tide of trade. New Orleans is the nat
ural port for the Mississippi valley ; then
•why not cultivate the region tributary
Instead of going to Bar Harbor, Long
Branch and White Sulphur Springs,
suppose the New Orleans merchants try
our Minnesota lakes for a few summers.
They will find a purer atmosphere and
more healthy breezes here than among
the sand banks and mosquito bunks of
the East. Then, as they come and go,
they can drop in on St Paul and Minne- '
apolis business men and talk up trade.
They can stop over a few days at
Omaha. Kansas City, St. " Louis,
Dcs Moines and -other cities on the
route, and discuss the advantages of
New Orleans as a shipping port. Nat
ure has done a good deal for New Or.
lean;.-, but her merchants are spoiling
all that Nature ever did by ignoring the
sections of country where her trade, if
slie is ever to have any, must come
from.; .;'; •?;'.
The New Orleans merchant will find
one summer spent iv the Northwest of
more service in the way of building up
trade for his city than a whole lifetime
spent at Eastern summer resorts.
The friends of Joseph A. "Wheelock,
of the Pioneer Press, have determined
to present his name to the Republican
state convention as one ot the delegates
to be chosen to represent Minnesota in
the national Republican convention.
While the Gi.ohe will have no voice in
the naming of the Republican delegates,
and it may seem to some to be imper
tinence on our part to offer a suggestion,
still, we cannot forbear from adding
our indorsement to the candidacy of our
brother editor, and to express the hope
that the Republicans of this state will
do so creditable a thing as to honor
Mr. WfIOHLOCK with an elec
tion. It is a position of weighty
responsibility without any emoluments
attached to it, and if it is to be conferred
as a reward of faithful and brilliant
services in behalf of his party there is
no one more deserving of the distinction
than Mr. Wheelock. lie has served
his party in season and out of season
for many years, with an ability and en
ergy that are seldom equaled. He
should be named as one of the delegates
at large by the convention without an
opposing voice. _
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The retirement of Maj. Gen. Tekry
gives rise to discussion as to his suc
cessor. The position need not be filled
in the regular line of promotion, as
the appointment lies directly with the
president, and the scramble for the
place has already begun among the offi
cers eligible. None of them is push
ing his claims with more energy than
Gen. Miles, who, by the way, is well
known in St. Paul and throughout the
Northwest generally.
Miles has made an admirable record.
He has fought his way up step by step,
and has won his present position by the
sheer force of _ieril. Entering the
army at the outbreak of the war as a
volunteer, tie has at every opportunity,
whether during the war or in conflicts
with the Indians, shown himself to be
a .rave soldier, to the manner born. As
the representative of the practical sol
dier element in the army, as against the
theoretical and dilletanti element, Gen.
Miles is deserving of recognition, and
his appointment would meet with the
approbation of all acquainted with his
President Cleveland is in no wise
guided by favoritism in making of
such appointments, and may be relied
upon to be guided solely by considera
tions of merit. On* these grounds the
chances of Gen. Miles to secure the
promotion ought to be excellent.
Within the last week half a dozen
brakemen working in the St. Paul and
.Minneapolis railroad yards have been"
seriously injured while coupling cars.
At least three of . them were so badly
maimed that amputation was found nec
essary. In .addition to these accidents,
there were doubtless others which did
not come to public notice, for hardly a
day passes but a brakeman is injured in
the same way on some Northwestern
It is probable that if the aggregate of
similar injuries throughout the entire
country could be obtained it would be
found to reach into the thousands. This
is, of course, a state of affairs deplora
ble in the extreme. The majority of
people, if they have given it any
thought at all, fancy it cannot be reme
died. But it can.
The number of automatic car couplers
invented reaches into the hundreds.
Most of them are worthless, but several
of them are entirely practicable. So re
cently as the meeting of the master me
chanics in Minneapolis last fall several
car-couplers were inspected and passed
upon favorably by men who certainly
ought to have known what they were
talking about. '-'-
Notwithstanding this fact, not a rail
road in the country has adopted any one
of the automatic couplers recommended.
Why? Simply because it would cost a
great deal of money to attach the coup
lers to the thousands of freight cars; and
human life is, unfortunately, cheaper
than the machinery for its preservation.
The struggle for existence is so fierce
that work must be accepted even if it is
attended with danger to life and limb.
But the railroads should be roused by
law out of this reckless disregard of the
safety of their employes.
Just as in the case of the substitution
of steam heaters for the deadly car stove,
the automatic coupler should be forced
upon the railroads, or they should jbe
compelled to show satisfactory cause
why it shouldn't. In the meanwhile the
murder goes on.
Who.reading between the lines of the
cable dispatches and deducing there
from the unmistakable' evidence of
Bismarck's vitality, would upon that
evidence alone form the conclusion that
the German chancellor had passed by
three years the allotted span of man's
life? Seventy-three on Sunday last, with
the vigor of a man of fifty An aston
ishing exhibition of vital force, is it not?
But still a more remarkable exhibi
tion of common sense leading to a log
ical result. Bismarck is vigorous in
his old age, because he has indeed made
self-preservation the first law of his nat
ure. He has ta*ken care of himself, and
to good purpose. His daily life is or
dered by the inflexible rule of alter-
nating work and recreation,- neither be-;
ing given supremacy over the other,and
each regarded as of vital importance.
The result is the- harmonious and
wholesome result that might have been
expected. Though an old man, he is
without an old man's infirmities, and
the German empire' continuing to
enjoy the fruits of his wisdom, reaps the
advantage of his common sense. There
is no other statesman who can invite
comparison with sturdy Gladstone
and not suffer by it. V y -Y
In this country, where public men are
old and broken down at sixty, their use
fulness forever impaired, the lives of
these two men teach a useful lesson.
Unfortunately, there is little reason to
hope that it will be heeded.
There is silence all along the line.
Badeau has shut his mouth, congress
is quiet for once, and . the numberless
Republican presidential candidates have
suddenly ducked their heads. The New
York Sun's championship of Badeau:
probably squelched him. A woman's
convention in session under the shadow
of the ' national ' capitol is explanation
enough of the phenomenal silence
which prevails in congressional halls,"
but what is it that has produced such a
demoralization among the presidential
candidates? A vision such as Job saw
seems suddenly to . have presented it
self to their gaze. The specter ■ bears
the form of a plumed knight. There is
a haggard look about liis face and his
beard is quite grizzly, but they recognize'
it. y They : know • what, the : apparition
means. The Chicago invention is to
be held for the purpose of nominating
James G. Bi_aine.' vy^^Y
If straws can show which way the
wind is Wowing, there ought to be no
difficulty in interpreting the municipal
elections held in Michigan yesterday.
Democratic gains in every part of the
state are encouraging '.'; indications that
the Northwestern tide in favor of tariff
reform is setting in early. It is the be
ginning of the end. The people of the
Northwest are rapidly awakening to the
necessity for decided action if a tariff
reform victory is to be won this year.
The people of Michigan seem to have
an intelligent idea of how and where
the line of battle is to be formed. The
tariff reformers are flocking to the Dem
ocratic standard, just as they will have
to do in Minnesota and other North
western states, for under no other ban
ner can a tariff reform victory be
V- • ■• " —*»-
There is evidence for you ; that Chicago is
a sleepy old town. They are just beginning
to arrest spiritualists down there. The anti
spiritualism crusade was over in other cities
a dozen years ago. About fifteen years from
now Chicago will be having faith-cure sen
sations. : YY"'.; v ?-YYY;
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While Chicago is putting spiritual mam
festers in the lock-up, New York is elevating
them to the position of queen-bees in society.
The poor Bangs girls have to go to jail for
operating in an out-of-the-way town like
Chicago, while Mme. Diss De Bake, the
spiritualistic painter, is raking in the shekels
by the carl-load from "Sew York's toniest so
ciety with her jugglery
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Madame Diss De Bare professes to repro
duce the works of the old masters on canvas
by the aid of the spirits.and the Vanderbilts
and the Marshes and all the way -up people
of the metropolis are patronizing her. It is
only {mother illustration of how some fools
and their money can he parted.
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Oscaloosa is one town in lowa where
women rule the roast At the municipal
election • held there yesterday women were
elected to oil the offices from mayor down to
ward constable. If there is any surplus left
in the treasury at the end of the next admin
istration, it will be because spring bonnets
have gone out of style in Oscaloosa.
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"I remember, I forget," is the song that
Mr. Blame sings to himself nowadays as he
sits on a foreign beach and listens to what
the wild waves are saying.
The Chamber of Commerce
Tackles a Political Subject, bnt
Does Not Act, There Being No
The committee to which was referred
the question of enlarging the water
mains in the business district made a
report to the chamber of commerce
yesterday morning, that at a joint meet
ing of the committee from the common
council, the water commissioners, the
fire commissioners and tin*, underwrit
ers, it was decided that a practical test
be made of the capacity of the pipes for
fire purposes, under the direction of an
expert. The subject was therefore laid
over pending the test. H. F. Stevens
suggested that as the gas company had
stated that it intended to make certain
improvements in its system, further
consideration of the supply and quality
of gas be laid over for one month, and
the chamber accepted the suggestion.
Considerable discussion followed the
report of the committee's report in favor
of maintaining the duty on flax seed and
flax seed oil. It was stated by several
that this industry was controlled by a
trust; that the oil was sold in England
at SO cents, while the. duty on its com
ing into the United States was 25 cents;
Dr. Day said that the total crop of flax
seed was 10,000,000 bushels, and that
more than two-thirds of it was raised in
Minnesota and Dakota. It was argued
that the removal of the duty would in
jure the farmers, while, on the other
hand, it was claimed that the consum
ers ought not to be compelled to pay
twice as much per gallon for oil as do i
the consumers in England, leaving the
Brofits to be pocketed by the trust. Dr.
>ay argued" that if the duty were
taken off the farmer would
be the sufferer and manufacturers
would be driven out of the business.
Mr. Noyes and others commented upon
the trust a d claimed that the stock
had bee 1 changed and manipulated.
Mr. Higgens, secretary aud manager of
the National Oil trust, was allowed to
make a statement. He said the trust
included every mill west of Chicago.
The Eastern mills, he claimed, were
arrayed against the trust. Before the
formation of the trust business was in a
very poor condition, but under the
trust system it has been improve!, and
the farmers now found a profitable
market for their seed. He claimed that
a reduction of the '. ariff would enable
Eastern manufacturers to manufacture
from imported seed, and the effect
would be to reduce production and shut
out Western manufacturers. Gen.
Bishop could not see how if the re
moval of the tariff on flaxseed would
raise the price of oil, the price of the
farmers' flaxseed would be reduced.
Finally, when a vote was taken on the
report of the committee, which was in
favor of protection, it was found that
no quorum was present, and the matter
was laid over to the next meeting of the
The Civil Courts Grind an Average
Grist on Easter Monday.
Houston & Harris have sued N. E.
Solomon and Kingsley & Spence on a
claim for §165 for materials and labor
furnished in the erection of a house on
lot 84, block 86, Dayton & Irvine's addi
tion. The same plaintiffs have also
sued Ida Graff and Kingsley & Spence
on a small lien claim. , ".-^Sy;
Judge Brill yesterday filed a decision
in the case of the St. Croix Lumber
company against Christ Kastner. The
defendant "is denied the privilege of
holding exempt as a homestead two
houses and a large piece of land on the
West side. A lien is declared against
part of the property. "
The case of Felix X Misch against Ed
Walther et al. being an action to deter
mine the title to lots 2, 3 and 4, in block
4, Morrison's addition to West St. Paul,
was on trial "before Judge Simons. V V
Cases No. 369 and 170 on the calendar
will be called to-day.
The jury in the case of H. Albenberg
against F. W. Horton yesterday found a
verdict for the plaintiff, assessing the
damages at f 100.
B. 1. Bray ton, indicted f er selling
oleomargarine, was brought into court
yesterday and pleaded guilty. He was
fiiied 100 and to stand committed until
paid. YY YY ! Y
Fred Snyder has sued John J. Thomp
son on his note for ?150. V "
The case of John Haulon against The ,
City of St. Panl was on trial before ",
Judge Wilkm yesterday. The plaintiff j
asks for damages by reason of injuries j
sustained by falling into an excavation
that was being made by the city. ,y
A demurrer to the -i complaint was
arerued and submitted before Judge Nel
son in the United States circuit court in
the case of Henry H. Porter et al.
against D. M. Sabin et al. and on the
case of Ole G. Lund against The Hersey
Lumber company, a motion to set aside
the summons was argued. ■„...
Charles Netterfield, indicted for horse
stealing some time ago, pleaded guilty,
and was sentenced to one year in the
work house.
The case of the State against Shaw &
Bannigan as yesterday certified to the
supreme court, provided it be put upon
the April term calendar, v .. ; .
1 A. S. Edwards, who was indicted last
September for making an ■ assault with
a deadly weapon, came into court yes- ■
terday, , and by his attorney withdrew
his former plea .of / assault in- the first
degree and plead guilty to assault in the
third' degree. Judge Brill sentenced
him to three months in the work house.:
On the afternoon of July- 81, 1887, at
Banholzer's * park, jon j est . Seventh
street, ■'"'■ Edwards shot § a ■.; policeman?
named Roenish twice, once in the groin
and again in the mouth, neither shot
proving I fatal. Edwards claimed that
Roenish was 'drunk; and was going
about assaulting.;. people for no cause.
Roenish, on the ■• other hand, claimed
that he - was • set : upon by a crowd of
roughs and that he was simply acting in
self-defense. . ,V- ;v \ yY'yy;^
A Sympathizer With the Brother
l hood Takes a Contemporary to
. Task. ■* . * r**
To the Editor of the Globe.
: In looking over the Pioneer Press to-f
day I notice an editorial intended to be
a cut upon the Brotherhood of \ Locomo
tive Engineers, and as a sympathizer
■with them in their present struggle for.
justice and their rights I crave space to
place before the public in a true lights
the facts of the case as I understand it. '
According to the - editorial in question
the whole blame is laid upen the B. of
L. E. It is evident to the public, how
ever, that during the three weeks of the -
strike upon the" "Q" road no depreda
tions were committed that could in any
way be ascribed to the B. of L. E. In
spite of this fact your morning con
temporary would try to make the broth
erhood appear in the same light
as the anarchists or communists
and would lead tne public to believe
that they were a band of rioters and
marauders. There is not a single item
in the editorial that does justice to the
laboring man. but all praise is given to
the interests of the C. B. & Q. corpora
tions without any regard for the rights
of the employes. They say the striking
of the switchmen and brakemen is due
to the failure of the brotherhood to
bring the Burlington system to terms.
Why does the Pioneer Press advocate
such a theory without one alom of evi
dence in support of it?
It says this trouble is not an un
mix d misfortune: that this issue
should be made; the sharper it becomes,
and the sooner it is ought out, the
sooner we shall learn whether the busi
ness interests of 00,000,000 peop'e are or
are not to b. constantly at the mercy of
one discontented employe.
The Pioneer Press seems to forget
that during the administration of Abra
ham Lincoln slavery was abolished in
this country, and in its editorial is de
cidedly blind as to one side of the ques
tion and rather sarcastic regarding the
other. 'YY-:.
"Without a cause there is no effect,
and had not the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers a cause for the pres
ent strike they would not to-day be
engaged in the trouble with the "Q"
system. Arbitration was tried and it
is evident that the engineers went more
than half way in their endeavors to
prevent trouble, and if the manage
ment of the "Q" system had been as ;
willing to serve their patrons (the pub
lic), the matter might have been ami
cably settled at the outset. But
no; after having put the public
to great inconvenience and themselves
to pecuniary loss, they try through the
columns of some newspaper hired for
the purpose to take away from the en
gineers the sympathy of the great mass
of people who have and always will be
with the.workingman in his struggle for .
The paragraph in reference to the
water works of a city being operated by
only a special class of trained employes
hardly suits the present situation, as, in
the first place, the engineers have in no \
way interfered with the men taking the ;
strikers' places, nor have they in any,;
way tampered with the property of the
company. In fact all the destruction of -
rolling stock, etc., lias been caused by.;
the incompetency of the new employes. ,
So that the tale of old employes damag
ing nronertv should be slightly changed !
and. made to read, "Suppose the new
men through inability should destroy
water carts and kill horses, etc., what ,
would the council of such a city do? v
In dealing with this strike * the engi
neers have shown themselves to be
peaceful and law-abiding citizens, and I
tiardly think it fair that in a matter of
this kind anything should be used in the
newspapers in the way of editorials ex
cept facts. Suppositions go for naught, -
and the Pioneer "Press, if it wished, has V:
every facility for obtaining bottom facts
and does not require to advance ; any
theory in support of either its opinion or
that of any one else. All that is wanted
is justice, and the engineers, being hu
man, expect it, and wish to be placed in
a true light before the general public. !
J. C. Rowan.
Ex-Mayor Chamberlain, of De
troit, Visits St. Paul and Is
Agreeably Surprised— Politics in
Michigan. V - v
Hon. Marvin H. Chamberlain, ex
mayor, of Detroit, Mich., and D. D.
Thorp, of Hawley & Co., wholesale con 7
fectioners in the City of the Straits, were
in St. Paul yesterday, guests of Fred W.
Foster, and left last evening for Helena,
Ex-Mayor Chamberlain is one of the
most prominent Democrats in Michi
gon. It was he who managed the cam
paign in which the Democracy so suc
cessfully routed the combined forces
that championed the measure which, if
carried, would have put Michigan in
the list of prohibition states. He is the
trusted lieutenant of Postmaster Gen
eral Dickinson, and will either succeed
that gentleman as the Wolverine mem
ber of the national committee or step
into the shoes of J. M. Weston,
chair m an of the Democratic state -
central committee. To a ' reporter for
the Globe Mr. Chamberlain said: "I
am most agreeably surprised in St. Paul,
which I regard as one, if not the most,
enterprising city in the West. Its peo
ple seem to have that push and energy
needed to bring the city into the front
rank of manufacturing centers, and also
sufficient conservatism to prevent them
biting off more than they can chew.
Realty is as high, if not higher here,
than in Detroit, and taxes are low, com
pared with cities which years ago made
all the improvements now in progress
here. In Detroit property is assessed
as near its market value as is possible,
while in other-parts of the state the as
sessments do not represent anything
near what the property will bring."
Questioned as to the political outlook
in Michigan, Mr. Chamberlain . said :
"The Democracy is solid for Cleveland,
and fair-minded Republicans are willing
to concede that Michigan will this year
be one of the most doubtful of states.
The recent election in the Eleventh dis
trict, to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Congressman Moffatt, aston
ished the Republican machine—
Michigan ■.'• club. - Congressman-elect
Seymour, of the "Soo," one of the best
known Republicans in the state, got .
there by a bare 500. This, more than .
anything else, opened the eyes of Re
publicans to the fact that the day when,
as . Conkling once said, 'any one can
carry Michigan' is past, and that noth
ing short of a miracle can save the party
from defeat next November. Democrats
are going into the fight to win, and there
seems to be no good reason why the
electoral vote of Michigan should not
this time be cast for Cleveland."
As to state politics Mr. Chamberlain
was quite reticent, and would not ven
ture an opinion- as to who the Demo
crats would nominate to oppose Gov.
Luce. ■V- '■■" . V '■_,"'.''■■. ■". - : '
Retiring Board Appointed.
Washington, April The president
to-day detailed an army retiring board ,
composed of Maj. Gen. John M. Scho
field, Brig. Gens. S. V. Benet and Robert
MacFeely, Col. J. H. : Baxter; and Maj.
Charles E. Greenleaf, to meet in Wash
ington Wednesday next for the purpose
of examining Maj. Gen: Alfred H. Terry
for retirement. .
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; The Last Straw.
He had wooed her only a week, . ; - - ■•_* •;
But he had borne many things;
-.'. He had heard her shriek V
. At a mouse's squeak, V
And torture the banjo strings.
But, the swift end came in time;
'• And now they never speak,' Y;YYY>
Since she wrote in "the language for every
.'- •-,'■ clime," . ;„ :-'■■
That murderous paradox of rhyme—
A poem hi Volapnk. : . ,
i-giiitjigo Tribune. - . •
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The- Bostonese, No Longer
}$ Able to Find the Old Time
( ; Ghost,
Have Discovered a Wonderful
y Way to Produce the "Ghost
j lid Improper."
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A .Favorite Entertainment
Since Sullivan's Unex
. «!c pected Defeat.
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Queer Pranks Performed by
l the Phantasm of a Boston
j -*•■ : Merchant.
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Special 'to the Globe.
: Boston, April 2.— The old-fashioned
ghost has gone out of fashion— kind
of spook, that is to ,which goes about
at night in sheeted masquerade, drag
ging a clanking chain, and trying to
frighten people with its . unearthly
pranks. To this variety of "Specter the
chief objection is that it is dead. Neces
sarily, therefore, it is disagreeable.
And; besides, for the same reason, it is
not available for scientific purposes.
Not with its utmost efforts has the Bos
ton Society for Psychical Research been
able thus far to secure a single speci
men. In vain has the haunted house
committee advertised for a bogey to in
vestigate. Even the local cemeteries—
and some of them are sufficiently an
cient to be fruitful of apparitions— have
not, up to date, responded to the de
mand. It may be that the "rigid sense of
propriety which distinguishes the mod
ern Athenian in life restrains his, or
her, shade from leaving the tomb to visit
the silent glimpses of the graveyard
moon. At all events, nothing in the
shape of an old-fashioned v ghost has
been seen of late in this vicinity. Thus
it happens that the Psychical society
lias devoted its attention for some time
past mainly to the
i Of the fact that such tilings exist as
the ghosts of human beings yet alive
the public at large is hardly aware.
Nevertheless, this surprising truth has
long been familiar to the student of
spectral philosophy. The "ghost im
proper"—as the phantasm of a living
person is called— is identical with the
spiritual essence known to the.theo
sophical adept as the "astral body."
Before going any further, however, it
will be as well to explain just what the
nature of this astral body is. All inter
planetary space, as you have often read,
is filled with a gas so infinitely less
dense than the atmosphere as only to be
perceptible by scientific tests. Ihe
so-called vacuum created by exhausting
the air in a receiver is wholly occupied
by this "ether." But a third element,' a
thousand-fold more tenuous than ether
—so the psychical experts say— likewise
prevades the universe. This element is
the "astrs. Laid," through which the
disciple of the divine Koot Hoomi,
as well as his brother M.Thatmas— those
inspired teachers who, _ attired in
a single coffee bag apiece, pur
sue, the fastnesses of the Himalaya
mountains, the elucidation of ineffa
ble-mysteries—is accustomed to send
forth to parts remote an unsubtantial
image ot nimseit. mis simulacrum—
a projection of his own consciouscess—
is sometimes termed the "astral body.'.'
To his physical make-up it bears a
shadowy likeness, its distinctness to
the eye lessening as the distance from
its original increases. Only to the vis
ion of a fellow-adept, however, is -it
perceptible -when . present. • When dis
patched to a given point it is conveyed
thither with the swiftness of thought,
to return at once upon being summoned.
While absent it holds .no communica
tion with its owner, who is, thus unac
quainted with its movements and be
havior. - Unfortunately, it would seem
that phantasms of * this description " do
not always conduct themselves 'with
propriety. The astral body— the
individual it represents— may
in one form or another, thus giving rise
to complications, of which an illustra
tion is afforded by the strange and pain
ful adventure that recently befel a gen
tleman well known in business circles
here, who has been identified with the
psychical movement since its first be
ginning. The gentleman referred to is
not the least conspicuous figure in
the group of metaphysical enthusiasts
who have devoted so much attention to
the, artificial propagation of spooks. The
work in which they are engaged has
scarcely passed as yet beyond the ex
perimental stage. .Facility in the pro
jection of one's phantasm to a point re
mote is only to be attained, as might
very well be imagined, by long practice.
For more than three years past, how
ever, this species of psychical gymnas
tics has engaged the interest of many re
spectable people in Boston. The crea
tion of such spectral apparitions has, in
fact, become a popular form of entertain
ment in certain circles here, and flocks
of ghosts are arriving and leaving the
city every hour in the twenty-four.
Even the late blizzard, which cut off all
communication by rail or telegraph
with the outside world, did not inter
rupt this sort of travel. Some little
time ago a delegate was sent to Chicago
by the Psychical society with instruc
tions to project his phantasm into the
presence of a committee in session at
the Tavern club, on Boylston place.
Unfortunately the trusted agent was in
veigled into seeing the metropolis by
the lakes under the gaslight, and the
condition- of his astral body when it
reached here was positively deplorable.
But this occurrence— though Itself very
distressing— was a trifle compared to
the alarming experience recently met
with by the distinguished member
aforementioned in the course of his in
vestigations of things supernatural.
Now, the said member is a rather
elderly and crusty person, ot quiet life
and sober habits, who finds in the incu
bation of ghosts a congenial recreation
;or the empl >> ment of his leisure time.
Other eeceutricities he has : none—un
less a weakness for saving 'his money
may^be called such. Phantoms, how
ever—though undoubtedly a luxury
are not, as a rule, expensive. Aud t us
it happens that the old gentle i an, by
patient attention to the subject, has be
come quite an expert in psychical ex
ercises. Well might the friends of this
austerely virtu us citizen be dismayed
at the reports which have lately gained
circulation, reflecting most seriously
most- seriously upon his hitherto unex
ceptionable morals. It was said that,
in the autumn of life, he had begun to
sow a promising crop of that prolific
variety of oa's which has its natural
season for planting in the spring.
Rumor declored that he had been ob
served in the act of holding four three
spots'against an ' -Yy
down town. The case might possibly
have been worse— for instance.if he had
held the ace full and his adversary the
four three-spots. > The Accusations
against him were further complicated,
however, by the assertion of reliable
witnesses to the effect that he had been
repeatedly met coming out of bar-rooms,
or going in— a thing which no gentle
man in Boston is ever seen to do. His
very appearance; supplied the best of
evidence in his disfavor, r His : features
assumed a dissipated look,and his clothes
—formerly of a somberness . suggestive
of ; the lugubrious undertaker— took on
somewhat of a sporting guise. - -He wore
the .widest trousers; , with loud checks,
dyed his gray mustache a : fine blue
black, and threw his money about -with'
a carelessness that was in strange con
trast with his old-time saving ways.
This .surprising metamorphosis, it must
be understood, took place from the very
beginning ; within > the 7 last ten weeks.
But scandal travels quickly, and when, v:
a fortnight V ago, ' V the y; ." erstwhile
virtuous and ;. sober ' member was con
fined to his ■ residence on Beacon: street
by illness, people said that he was' get
ting over his spree, and his colleagues
of the Psychical J society informed liim
by letter that his recent misbehavior
was likely to be made a subject of
formal investigation •by them. .To this
communication a response was received
some days later, iv which the latterly
wicked old gentleman begged permis
sion to make an explanatory statement
before the society took any action in
the matter, and appointed last Friday
evening: regular meeting night —
for the ceremony. .When the delinquent
presented himself at the time thus set it
was observed that he was dressed as of
old, in funeral broadcloth, and that his
face was haggard and pale. The state
ment, which he read in a husky voice
from manuscript, was sufficiently re
markable to deserve embalming in type.
A brief resume of it may here be given.
': It seems that, in the ordinary course
of an official correspondence which—
secretary for ■, the committee on . appa
ritions — the old gentleman was
obliged to conduct with the British So
ciety for Psychical Research, he was
led into a sort of epistolary intimacy
with a young but not undistinguished
member of the latter scientific body.
This youthful disciple of the mystic
faith, it has since been ascertained, is
one of the gayest club men about Lon
don town— harum-scarum sort of fel
low, with a taste for : practical joking,
whose undeniable cleverness has given
him prominence in the councils of the
occult brotherhood. it was simply with
a view to his own amusement, doubt
tless, that he invited his unsuspecting
acquaintance in Boston, a few weeks
ago, to pay a brief visit in disembodied
shape to the giddy metropolis by the
Thames. This hospitable offer the sec
retary for the
did not hesitate to accept. In his re
sponse he regretfully mentioned the
fact that he had never had an oppor
tunity before of projecting his spectrum
to a greater distance than Omaha, for
want of a percipient at the other end to
serve as an object for haunting. For it
must be ! clearly understood that two
persons are always required to complete
the psychical circuit, only the one to
whom the ghost appears having an op
portunity "for observing its actions.
The latter individual is, necessarily, an
adept, as well as the former, who, for
his own part, is never aware of the
manner in which the eidolon he has
created is conducting itself. The secre
tary, however, thanked his correspond
ent in London for the invitation so
kindly extended— congratulating him
self at the same time that the phantasm
would require very little accommoda
tion in the way of bed and board while
sojourning in South Kensington— and
promptly wrote that his spectral appari
tion would present itself at about 4p.
m., London time, on the 9th day of
February, 1888, at lion. Mr. P s
bachelor quarters. Late in the evening
of Feb. 9, a cablegram reached the sec
retary at the Tavern club here. It read
as follows:
"Spook arrived this afternoon. Will
make things howl. Collect. P."
The old gentleman was somewhat at
a loss to discover the significance of this
enigmatical dispatch. The reference to
his own phantasm by so disrespectful a
term as "spook" was not altogether
pleasing to him, nor was he able to
imagine wherefore there should be any
occasion for howling. Nevertheless, he
was gratified to learn of the ghost's safe
arrival in London, and spent an hour
before going to bed in wondering what
it would do with itself for the week dur
ing which, according to the arrange
ment made, it was to stay there. Next
morning he awoke very feverish and
tortured by a raging headache. Later
in the day he felt better, but at intervals
during the week the symptoms returned
with increased severity, His nose
most strange to say— assumed an unac
customed redness, and a toddy-blossom
of voluptuous proportions actu-
ally began to develop upon
his shaven chin. Imagine the em
barrassment this must have occasioned a
Puritan of the old school, whose boast
it had always been that he never drank
a drop of liquor in his life! The mis
fortune even became a subject for ribald
jests among his acquaintances. He was
not disposed to think that his illness
had anything to do with the absence of
his spectrum in the British capital.
Nor would he -have" been inclined to
summon it back at all. if he hail had a
notion of what was to follow its return.
No sooner was the phantom recalled
than the old gentleman found his phys
ical malady supplanted by a moral one.
For some mysterious reason he was no
longer able to exercise a satisfactory
control over his own action. Tempta
tion to do wrong assailed him at every
step with a force he could not resist.
He could not pass a gin mill without
going in for a glass of whisky or beer,
against his will, ; YYY
acquired a fascination wliich he could
not account for. The hours which
should have been occupied with his
business duties were spent in hunting
up out-of-the-way dives, where he could
indulge in secret his passion for these
interesting games. Other vices sud
denly took on a like allurement. And
yet he was very far from enjoying in
dulgence in them. On the contrary,
they rendered him miserable. The
struggle against himself was unceas
ing and unavailing. Unlike Dr. Jekyll,
he had not sought the evil transforma
tion which had come upon him. How
much more, then, was he deserving of
sympathy. Those who knew him, how
ever, were by no means sympathetic.
They looked at him askance, and told
each other that the old man was going
to . the everlasting bow-wows. How
could he explain to them the situation?
In truth, he had no explanation to make.
The disease which afflicted him was not
susceptible of diagnosis. His family
physician was disposed to consider it a
new form of hypochondria, but did not
venture the expression of a positive
opinion. One day, about four weeks
after the first attack, a letter in Hon.
Mr. P Ps— '■ — 's handwritinsr readied the
unhappy secretary. It was brief and to
the point. "The week's visit paid me
by your i Y; : Y.--
the writer ' began, "I shall always look
back upon with the utmost pleasure.
You will believe me sincere, I know,
when I say that' I have rarely met a
spook so altogether prepossessing as
your own. That it enjoyed itself very
thoroughly while here I am confident.
Of course I did not permit it to haunt
my apartments in lonesome fashion, but
took it with me as a companion of my
walks abroad. What there is of fun to
be had in this quiet city we shared.
Three wine parties, I think, we attended
together, and my recollection is that his
ghostship got considerably boozed —
though how I cannot imagine. The in
terest he took in my hands at poker
leaning over my shoulder, but invisible
to everybody would have tickled
you immensely. He looked a trifle seedy
when he left here, even for a specter;
but the time he had was immense,
aid perhaps he was not used,
like some bogies, to staying up
late at night. Pray send him on again
some other time. Meanwhile, bye-bye.
Yours, P— ." It was all clear enough
now, thought the secretary, after read
ing the above communication. Un
doubtedly, his . phantasm— an es
sential portion of his own spiritual
entity— had been led into abominable
indiscretions in London by the ungodly
young person to whose care it was so
incautiously confided. The active sym
pathy which necessarily exists between
the astral body and the physical— even
though thousands of leagues divide the
two— caused the latter to experience the
ills naturally consequent upon the mis
behavior of the former. And, when the
perverted spectrum returned, it was
able so far to upset ; the . moral balance
of its owner as to render him a prey to
temptations which, under ordinary cir
cumstances, would have possessed no
seductions for him whatever. Thus it
happened : that he was himself com
piled to indulge in
for which he had no liking, finding him
self unable to successfully resist the in
clination for .; drink, gambliug, loud
clothes, etc.", Which took possession of
his mind. 'Having arrived, in effect, at
these conclusions, the unfortunate sec
retary gave orders to his servants that
he should be locked in his room and on
no oceount liberated until ten days had
passed, - however earnestly he might
liitnself beg to be released. -This was a
fortnight a^o. Last Friday evening he
i : .■■■•• • . — .
read at a meeting of the Psychical so
ciety a "Confession." as he chose to
call it, of which the above is a synopsis.
In conclusion he said that, although by
no means restored to perfect health as
yet, he had quite recovered from his re
cent afflicting disorder. Before taking
. his departure he wished to add . that he
did not think he could conscientiously
•offer any opposition, under. tbe circum
stances, to a motion for his own expul
sion. C_3
- "On the contrary.'' exclaimed a gray
haired member, rising, "I move that a
vote of thanks be extended to our wor
thy colleague for a valuable addition to
our store of knowledge regarding the
living phantasm; also, that the story of
his sufferings in behalf of science be in
scribed upon the archives of this so
The motion was carried without a dis
senting voice. On the ghost-propagat
ing industry hereabouts the incident has
had rather a stimulating influence than
otherwise. It is likely, however, that
in the incubation of specters more pains
will be taken to guard against accidents
than heretofore. No business requires
more laborious attention than the breed
ing of spooks. After they are hatched,
careful handling is the chief desider
atum. The prudent man invariably
uses tongs. Sac he.

Congressman Mac Donald's Speech
in Favor of Granting Pensions
to the Widows of These Great
I regret exceedingly that on account
of the bad cold I am now laboring under
I cannot speak as I would wish; but I
cannot allow the occasion to pass with
out saying a word in behalf of these two
I will not atthmpt any lengthy eulogy
of Gen. Logan or Gen. Blair. Their
eulogies are written upon every page of
the history of the late war. Gen. Logan
has been well named the "grand repre
sentative of the volunteer soldiers of the
war," and he has been regarded by the
veterans of that war as their personal
representative, as well as champion.
Where 1 to attempt to describe
him as lie led his troops upon
many a bloody field, insensible of
any such feeling as fear, 1 would
be but describing that which is familiar
to all. Politically we did not admire
him, but it is as the patriot hero that we
only think of him now; and 1 feel con
fident that many of the brave men sit
ting around me, who, by their brave
and stubborn defense of what they be
lieved to be right, made it possible for
Gen. Logan to reveal to the world the
brave soldier that lie was, will join with
us in showing our appreciation of his
services in behalf of our common coun
try, by voting with us for these bills.
The claims of Gen. Francis P. Blair
to grateful remembrance by his
countrymen have been so * ably
and so eloquently set forth by the
honorable gentleman from Missouri that
it were folly for me to attempt to add to
what they have said. But there is a
view of this case presented to us which
is more practical or, as some might
say, more worldly, and to that I will ad
dress myself. It is urged— ln fact this
is the "principal criticism — that the
amount is too great, and the distinction
is made in favor of the widows of Gens.
Thomas and Hancock, that their hus
bands died in the service, while Gens.
Logan and Blair had returned to civil
life before their deaths. It is a well
known fact that Gens. Logan and Blair
after them, and while this may be a large
sum compared to what many receive, I
am much mistaken in my estimate of
our Union veterans if they do not unan
imously indorse the passage of these
bills. National gratitude has always
been given expression in this substan
tial manner; and we all know, from ex
perience, that this pension is not more
than enough to support these widows of
distinguished "officers whom the country
has always been ready to applaud and
To the argument— if such it may be
called— that Gens. Logan and Blair died
out of the military service, 1 have but to
answer that all veterans to whom pen
sions have recently been granted were
out of the service, and hundreds of the
widows of veterans who died out of
the service have been granted pensions,
and hundreds more will. I am
fully committed to . this principle and
policy of pensioning widows without
their furnishing proof of the cause of
the death of their husband— a thing im
possible to a majority of them, however
meritorious may be the claim. I have
introduced here a bill, which is now be
fore the committee on invalid pensions,
which has for its purpose, in part, the
allowance of pensions to widows with
out requiring them to furnish this
proof. This being the case, there is no
danger of my stultifying myself by op
posing a measure of this kind. I believe
this would be a just and humane change
in the law of evidence in pension cases,
and hope to see it made. [Applause.]
* I do not agree with gentlemen who
express fears as to this being made a
precedent that will trouble us in the
future or endanger the financial sta
bility of the government. There were
many generals who distinguished them
selves in the late war, and each should
be decided upon its own merits when
brought up. While there were but few
Logans, there were some; and so long
as I occupy a seat on this floor an ap
peal in their behalf, while Hying, or of
soldiers of lower rank, or in behalf of
their widows, will never be made to me
in vain. [Applause.]
Heavy Democratic Gains in a
Number of Places.
Special to the Globe.
Detj:oit, Mich., April The char
ter elections in Michigan to-day are
rather encouraging to friends of the ad
ministratian. showing Democratic gains
in a number of quarters. East Saginaw,
Manistee,Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti show
heavy gains, all going Democratic.
Bay City, Owasso. Greenville, Sault
Ste. Marie elect Democratic mayors.
Pontiacgoes Republican on mayor, but
Democratic in every thing else.
Corunnn, St. Ignace, Port Huron, Mar
shall, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Hills
dale elect Republican mayors. Muske
gon is carried by the liquor element.
Cold water goes anti-prohibition. There
is a tie for mayor at Albion, but the rest
of the ticket is Democratic. Potoskey, 1
Lansing. lonia, Mt. Clemens, Eaton
Rapids, St. Clair, Alpena, all give Dem
ocratic victories. The Republicans
carry Big Rapids and Holland. Grand
Rapids, where Isaac M. Weston, chair
man of the Democratic state central
committee, is running for mayor, is not
heard from.
A Ladies' Ticket Elected.
Oskat.oosa, Kan., April 2.— A city
ticket composed of women for the coun
cil and a moman for mayor was elected,
here to-day by sixty-six majority. They
are representative ladies and a reform
administration is looked for.
Washington, April 2.— The presi
dent sent the following nominations to
the senate to-day : George J. Denis, of
California, to be attorney of the United
States for the Southern district of Cali
fornia: EzeMal E. Smith, of Fayette
ville, N. C, to be minister resident and
consul general of the United States to
— -mtM
A Terrific Fall to Death.
Special to the Globe.
Butte, Mont., April 2.— This evening
Enoch E. Kellogg, a son of Supt. Kel
logg, of the Lexington mine, fell down
a shaft, a distance of 300 feet. He was
instantly killed.
—»* : —
Damaged by Hail.
Decatuh, Ala., April 2.— A heavy
ail and wind storm to-day caused great
damage to fruit and broke all the un
protected windows in town. One build
ing was blown down, ■ and Eckford
Cooper, of Oniontqwn, Ky., was killed.
Rehearing Denied.
Washington, April The supreme
court to-day made an order denying the
motion heretofore made lor a rehearing
of the -daxwcll-PreUer «se.
The Republican Party Will Have l«
Fall Back on Blame.
Beat of the Political Pulse in New
Interesting Interview With
New York, April 2.— The revival of
interest in the candidacy of James (J.
Blame is palpably apparent here. With
in the short glimpses of a moon the re
action has come, and those who were
but recently deprecating the Maine can
didate's withdrawal now declare he will
be nominated. The movement behind
Chauncey Depew gets its only import
ance because it has for its sponsors the
friends of Blame. Touch a Blame en
thusiast and he will speak of Depew
with kindly consideration. This show*
a cordiality between the forces,and may
have for its purpose the placing of Depew
second on a ticket of which
Bill Shafer, the New York promoter
of many enterprises, and who resembles
Blame in the face, was asked of tho
seriousness of the boom for Depew. Ho
answered: "Depew appreciated the
mention of his name for the president
ial office, but be is do fool. He reasons
that he can not emerge from the direct
ing head of a great railroad corporation
to the presidency. I think he is loyally
for Blame, and that he will make the
speech in the convention placing Blame
in nomination. After that, all the others
who have speeches in the interest of
candidates will only get leave to print.
Blame will be
before the oratory can be exploded."
Even so good a prophet as Steve Elkius
does not now consider Blame eliminated.
He was met on lower Broadway and
asked: "Is Blame still in the presi
dential race?" Every thing seems to be
working that way," was the cheery re
sponse. Thus one cannot study the
situation from this eyrie and dispose of
Blame in accordance with the expressed
wish of his Florentine letter. The de
sire seems to be to apply to him the act
of conscription. The Depew movement
has the appearance of a mere decoy,
which will be a bird of Blame plumage
when its wings are set in active motion.
Depey lias a strong following in
New York among men of affairs and
large Interests. He absorbs to his
personality this element, which has a
fear of Blame and a jingo admlnistra
tration. To put Depew on the national
ticket with Blame would attract to it a
strength among the busines classes
which would not actively be for Blame
without such a magnet. Coming over
in the cars I met
EX-SEN ATOU .a miu;\.
of West Virginia, and Bob lngersoll.
The latter has grown in adipose, but
retains that robust good nature which
recalls Charles Dickens' "Cheeryblo
Brothers." Someone asked lngersoll
who would be the next president. "Any
good man," he said, "whom the Repub
licans nominate. 1 even think Blame
could be elected." Up to the area of
the Garfield administration Blame had
DO warmer friend than lngersoll. Even
now he bears no malice, but his feel
ings were outraged when Blame,
as the report goes, constrained Presi
dent Garfield to withhold from him a
diplomatic mission, through the fear
that such an appointment might shock
the religious world. On the theme that
the agnosticism and the affairs of state
would not fraternize, lngersoll had the
bent of his mind directed to his old pro
fession of the law. Thus he shifted
from diplomacy and politics to the law;
settled in New York to practice, and is
getting rich. Senator Camden, while,
he has a personal regard for President
Cleveland, made the remark that the
president overstepped the mark in his
tariff message. "He had a sure thing
before he proclaimed his message, ' be
added, "but now he has not a chance."
«• -mm*.
A. Jj. >i uli l«-i- is Exalted to tii«>
Position of General Superin
tendent of the Manitoba.
Ever since J. M. Egan resigned his
position as general superintendent of
the Manitoba to take the position of
general manager of the St. Paul & Kan
sas City road, the public lias been OB
tip-toe to find out who was to fill thi!
vacancy in the Manitoba caused by his
resignation. Some time ago the latter
road was run for a long time without a
general superintendent. When Mr.
Egan resigned the report was circulated
that there was no special necessity for
such an office on that road, and thai it
would be quite a long time before one
would be appointed. Many believed this
report and consequently were much sur
prised to learn yesterday that A. 1..
Mohlerbad been appointed general su
inpertendent, the appointment to take
effect yesterday.Mr.Mohler has for man
years been general freight agent of the
Manitoba, which position he has filled
with great ability, and iii a manner
which secured for him the entire confi
dence of his superiors. Of course, the
duties of the new position are quite dif
ferent in their nature . from those Mr.
Mohler has been discharging, but it is
believed by those who know Mr. Moliler
that, with his good sense and judgment,
together with his railroad experience
and general aptitude for the business,
he will perform the duties of general
superintendent with Inst as much judg
ment and success as he has those of gen
eral freight agent. No person DM yet
been named as Mr. Mohler's successor,
but the duties of the position will be
discharged temporarily by Chief fieri/
Will Complete the Road.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man.. April 2.— lt woula
seem as if the local government had no
idea of purchasing the Pembina branch
of the Canadian Pacific railroad, as on
Saturday contracts were signed for the
completion of the wooden bridges
heeded along the line of the Red River
Valley railway, from Fort Rouge to tho
international boundary line. Greenway,
while in Toronto, informed a reporter
that the settlement with the Ottawa
government was satisfactory. He said
that the Red River valley railway would
be opened on July 1— Dominion day. It
is semi-ofticially stated in Ottawa that
the compensation to be granted the
Canadian Pacific railroad will lie a guar
antee of $14,000,000 on stock proposed to
be issued for improvement of the road,
and that no money will be paid in cash
by the government. When Treasurer
Jones makes his budget speech on April
12 he will a tale unfold that will make
interesting reading for Winnipegers.
Chip From the Ties.
fIT-T. O. Pattce, for nineteen year- master Me
chanic., the Chicago, Milwaukee A st. Paid
Hallway at Minneapolis, left Apr 11 tote
come superintendent of motive power on tho
St. Paul. Minneapolis <_ Manitoba hallway.
Mr. Puttee worked up from fireman step by
ttep, and was running a freight engine ca
the Milwaukee road when promoted to mus
ter mechanic. He leaves a salary of 92,200
per year and takes a salary of $4,500.
The train on the Breckinridge division of
the Manitoba due here yesterday rooming nt
7:30. was ten hours late. It got" stock in th.
snow between Rarnesville and Breckinridge,
and was kept there nearly all night. The
wind blew hard aud filled the cuts with
To-morrow another meeting of the Western
md Northwestern road managers is expected
to be held in Chicago to receive the report of
the committee appointed to consider th«
question of pro rating on freight from New
York to St. Paul.
— —_
Before the Supreme Court.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, April 2. —Senator
Davis, as counsel for the Minneapolis
A St. Louis Railway company, plaintiff
in error, versus Fred G. 1 lei rick, de
fendant in error, made an argument
in the supreme court to-day. '1 Ye de
fendant has not yet been heard.

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