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The Sequel to "Mrs. Gut, bert Hope." THE ROMANCE OF A Prominent Clergyman, Who Once Lived in St, Paul. SEE FRIDAY'S GLOBE. ■ ij__ TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, May .*>. 1 a. m.— For Michigan and Wisconsin : Warmer, followed by cooler weather; fresh to brisk easterly winds. For Minnesota and Eastern and "southwestern Dakota: Rain, followed by fair weather in Dakota: slightly cooler; fr_h to brisk north erly winds, diminishing in force. For lowa, Miss *ni. Kansas and Nebraska: Cooler, pr(C led by warmer in Missouri and Iowa; fair wather, preceded by rain in lowa and Nebifts a: fresh to brisk southerly winds in lowa an 1 Nebraska, and fresh to brisk south erly winds, diminishing in force, in Kansas and Missouri. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. St. Pail. May 2.— The following obser vations were made at S :■__ p. __ local time: j. R X ~-5 - <- a•* _ _ '*■ ta'S §_ t-__ 3. Place of z: *-» gj§ Place of ?•» g g Obs'vatiou. £g. g aj Obs'vatiou. £= £*-"** I ?a 5 rg „*— a ; a r 8 * **• r* ' **■* St. Paul.... 29.82 lis Ft. Touch Duluth 30.02 32 : Ft. Sully.. 29.70 44 La Crosse. _.»_> •! : Ou" Ap'lle. 29.82 38 Moorhead . 2.1.8 . 381] Kdmonton. 29.52 50 Huron 29.74 40. S'fl Cur'nt 29.98 4-1 Bismarck. 20.8-1 Hi «le.i.e H. 29.76 52 Ft Custer. 29.58 .4 Calgary.. .. 29.80 41 . Helena .. 29.98 Hi fori Garry 29.96 41 Ft. Ilnford 2; *■■-* . 4i ..i.-Hnnedo*_ 29.92 50 It is still Mayor Smith. «___ It was a walk-over for SCHOOX MAKEB. Thank you, it is pleasant weather on Salt liver. T_ Dakota Democrats seem to be in favor of division after all. _ In. Daly's labor backers didn't back as energetically as they might. It was not a Waterloo. There could bo no Waterloo without a Napoleon. ■-«=«»■ ' It wasn't much of a shower, you know; still sonic of the candidates stepped in out of the wet. ««•__- "It doesn't appear to have been the high license wing of the Republican party who won the victory. B_k'_ Hii.YAi.D was the hindmost man in the race, and on the winning ticket, too. That* shows how much the white Republican cares for his colored brother. ■*«_ It is about time Ingalls and Vooit .__.s were doing some lighting. They failed to take advantage of the opportu nity when the war was waging, and now they have to make up for lost time. Yesterday was convention day all around. The preliminary skirmish shows that aim*: and Cleveland are still in the field, and the fight of lour years ago will have to be gone over again. ■ _» . The general Methodist conference 2*ave the women delegates a back seat. Our Methodist friends evidently re member what St. Paul once wrote about it being a shame for women to talk too much in church. rai The farmers have organized a na tional "trust,*' and now propose to cor ner their own pork and breadstuffs. We are afraid the farmers are too late. The "trust" game has been played and won by the other fellows before the farmers got around to it. SCHEI _. EI. SKILL.. AL-EKT Sciii-ffki; has evidently created consternation in the ranks of the Mekb_a_i and (in.i. factions with his Herman convention. It was the first positive indication they had of the earnestness with which Mr. Scheffjsb is conducting his campaign; and as it was such a brilliant exhibition of skill in political maneuvering, a quality that they had never credited him with pos sessing, the other factions are naturally alarmed at the prospect before them. It is a queer tight that Mr. Sciieffer is making, anyway. There was never anything more illogical, but as this is an era of political surprises when the unexpected is always happening, there is no telling what the outcome of the Scheffee scheme is to be. It is a big job he has undertaken, that of convert ing the Republican party in this state into an organization for the estab lishment of Democratic doctrine. Yet these are times when party lines draw lightly on the mass of the people, who look more at the merit of things than at abstract definitions; and it is probably with this idea in mind that Mr. SciiEPFEB has started in on the herculean undertaking of bringing the Republican party bodily into the Democratic column. That would vir tually be the result ill case he succeeded in capturing the Republican nomination for governor. With Albert Sciief fer at the head of the Republican ticket on a platform indorsing the Cleveland administration, the Blame protectionists would be compelled to take to the woods. And yet if Mr. Sciieffer keeps on with Ins skillful political operations in the way he has started out, he is likely to bag his game. Four congressional and seventeen senatorial districts were rep resented in his Herman convention. This shows that the SCHEFFEB boom is pretty well diffused over the state. .- It is known that a plan of , organization was adopted at that convention by which * Sciieffer workers are to be located in every county in the state, with instruc tions to invade every Republican county convention, and to capture delegates to the state convention. There will "un questionably be a good many delegates picked up in this way, and in some sec tions, at least, this will necessitate some sort of a pooliug arrangement between _______ and McGill in order to head Sciieffer off. It is going to make the contest lively from now on; and not withstanding the forced effort of ..the Mi.KitiAM and Mr (Jill organs to pooh pooh the Schkffek movement, It is none the less evident that the principals them selves are quaking In their boots in be holding the gigantic proportions* with which SCHEFFEB'S boom is looming up. Mr. Scheffeb hasn't asked our opin ion, and probably doesn't want it, but still we will be frank enough to say to him that he is on a Quixotic expedition. The Republican bosses have too tight a grip on the machine ever to permit a man of his independent nature to ride on the front seat. Ihe man who supports' a free lance in politics is never m favor with the bosses. They want pliable men, who cau be moulded to suit their purposes. And when we remember that the Republican bosses always control the Republican conventions in this state we see at a glance what little show there is lor a man possessing Mr. Scueffeb's reck less courage and independence. Still we are not inclined to discourage Mr. SCHEFFEB. lie will not get the nomination, but he is doing excellent missionary work in a field where mis sionary work is needed. His electrical campaign will have a purifying effect on Minnesota politics, and we hope that he is public-spirited enough to continue his good work as a public benefactor. He is doing the state soirte service. TUESDAY'S ELECTION. The Democrats didn't get all they wanted in the city election Tuesday, yet there is no special reason why any body should feel discouraged over the result, or that anybody should wear sackcloth on account of the turn the election took. The Democrats retain possession of the executive offices while the Republicans elect a majority of the city's legislative body. It is a matter of regret that the Democrats were not able to pull through the whole of their ex cellent aldermanic ticket; still it is a matter of congratulation that, inasmuch as the opposition were to gain a partial success, they succeeded in electing good men. It is never worth while to cry over spilt milk, so no possible good could re sult now from attempting to explain the Democratic reverses in the city election, even if there were an explanation to give. The Democrats seem to have done bet ter in the way of registering than voting. Over 9,000 registered voters failed to vote at the election, and on the face of the leturns it looks as if the delinquent vote were principally among the workiugmen. This is accounted for by the provision of the new elec tion law which does not permit the polls to be opened until D o'clock, after the workiugmen have all gone off to their day's work." They do not quit work until 0 o'clock in the evening, and by the time they get home and show up at their voting precinct, the polls are either closed or they find such a crowd in front of them they are unable to get their ballots in before o'clock, the time for closing. But whatever may be the causes for Tuesday's result, the result itself will be no occasion for heart-burning. Mayor Smith enjoys the confidence of all classes of our citizens, ami they feel assured that" during his administration good and economic government is as sured. Messrs. Reis and Roche arc old heads at the city's financial desk, and there will be no apprehension that any of the public funds will go astray during their terms of office, y *_ '. _» SPRINKLE THE STREETS. Now that the validity of the street sprinkling assessment has been affirmed by the supreme court, it is to be hoped that council will give its immediate attention to devising some plan for keeping the dust laid during the coming summer months. Summer is almost here, and there is no time to lose. Un less something better can be suggested, let the plan adopted last summer be re peated and the contracts for the street sprinkling be immediately let. If street sprinkling is a local improvement, as the supreme court holds it to be, then there should be no controversy about the justice of paying for the sprink ling by levying assessments on the property benefited. It is probable, however, that the sprinkling can bo done cheaper this season than last, at a less cost to the property-holder. There is no reason why tin* city should not furnish the water free. The water is here in abundance and the people have already paid for it. We fail to see the justice of compelling property owners to pay twice for it only to swell a fund whicli has to be provided for by a gen eral tax anyway. It is trim the water is charged directly to the contractor who has the contract for street sprink ling, but the property owner pays for it | indirectly because the contractor al ways includes the cost of the water in his estimates. It is only just that the property holder be relieved from this unnecessary tax, and that at least to the extent of the cost of the water his asses ments be lessened. It has been suggested that the city could make a further saving to the property holders by owning its own sprinkling carts. This, however, is a matter which the council can best, de termine after looking into it. Rut with out regard to whether the work can be done at less cost this season than last, let the work he done. . The few days' dusty streets that we have already bad this spring were sufficient to unify pub lic sentiment in favor of street sprink ling. __» ... THE DAKOTA. MUDDLE. Our Democratic friends in Dakota are behaving a little ugly. The spirit of faction was too strong at Wate .own yesterday. At this distance it looks as if there ought to have been wisdom j enough among the Dakota Democracy j to have agreed upon a delegate without j bothering the St. Louis convention with the work of examining into and decid- I ing a contest. Our advices from Water- j town indicate that the responsibility for this inexcusable muddle rests with the friends of Mr. Day, who have per- j mitted their zeal in the cause of an able ■ partisan leader to outrun their better judgment. - __■ ■ WON'T TAKE JOEL. The North, With Its Big Majori ties, Must Have a Chance. Duluth Herald. The Janesville. Argus suggests, in j case of a deadlock between McGill, and j Merriam, that Joel. ll eat wolc . would j stand an admirable show of stepping into the. gubernatorial chair on the dark horse plan. The papers in the southern part of the state do not appear to realize : that more than two-thirds* of Minnesota lies north of the Twin Cities, and that it is pretty near time that northern Minnesota received some, recognition. The Republican party depends largely on the Fifth district to carry her to" victory in this state, and in the future . the party, will have to choose some of its candidates from the Fifth district. - Colored Men For Him. Winona Herald. The Cleveland Globe, the colored people's Ohio organ, declares loudly for Grover Cleveland, recognizing in : him [ THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MOBBING, MAY 3, 1833. tho president of the whole people with out any limitation or restrictions. The course of the (.loin* is another evidence that the colored people have tired of voting the Republican ticket like so many sheep, and this year thousands of them will cast their vote for Cleveland, in the North as well as the South. Confused Outlook. New (Jim Review. Never before was the political outlook in Minnesota without less 'defined prospects than now on the eve of state nominations. Vigorous the campaign will no doubt be, but who will finally be seated at the state capitol, who will finally take the gubernatorial reins in his hands, is more than can be predicted or even guessed at, even by a close persual of statements and present con ditions. Became a Resident. » Kanabec Times. Ex-Senator Windom . talks of m -king Minnesota his home again, lias Mr. W. at last.acknowledged that Minnesota is not his home? Heretofore he has come here at the opening of a campaign and announced himself for office without the formality of saying that he was going to make make Minnesota his home. Y?_ . ; '.r. Hamlet Without Hamlet. Benson Times. It begins to look as if Kelly and Doran were going to fight shy of the conven tions this year. A slate Democratic convention without either of these two veterans, would be like the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out. _■» A DOUBfiE TRAGEDY. Two Mississippians Engage in a Street Row and Kill Each Other. New Orleans, La., May 2.— The publisher of the. New Mississip pian sends the Picayune the following account of the tragedy at Jackson yes terday : Martin was returning to his oflice from his dinner at about _ o'clock, when he was met midway between his home and his oflice by Gen. Adams and a friend, who had lett the postofiit _ a few minutes earlier and were proceed in . towards Martin's home. An eye witness, Walter Johnson, who was standing near, says that Adams stopped Martin and engaged in conversation for about a minute, when Adams drew his pistol and fired, knocking Martin's hat oil. Adams' second shot brought Martin to his knees. The latter experienced considerable difficulty in drawing his pistol: but, finally succeeding, he fired rapidly. A third shot by Adams caused Martin to fall Hat on his back. After a few seconds, however,' he partially rose, and steadying himself on his elbow.shot Adams directly through the heart, kill ing him instantly. Martin lived a few minutes only, remarking to Charles Campbell, "1 am a dead man." Owing to the fact that Martin is believed to have received four shots, while only three chambers of Adams' pistol were empty, some suspicion attaches to Ned Famish, Adams' friend, and an investi gation will be held. Martin, though only twenty-five years of age, stood at the head of Mississippi journalism. (Jen. Adams was between sixty-five and seventy years of age, and was one of Mississippi's most distinguished men. — _ HISTORY OP THE BUSTLE. Waists Descended from the Arm pits and Bustles Added. Argonaut. Until 1825 the female waist was or dained by dressmakers to be just under the armpits; and a bustle, when such a style of costume prevailed, would have been, not a dress improver, but a hump. Short .waists possessed, also, one substantial advantage— they put an end tor a time to tight lacing, and sixty years ago a pair of stays was the most innocent of bod ices. The highest authorities on cost ume seem to have inclined to the opin ion that the bustle, which undeniably came from Paris, was a reaction among the ladies of the French aristocracy against the pseudo-classic robes of the revolution and the empire. - The ladies of the courts of Josehine and Maria Louise dressed much more decently than the marveile uses of the directoire had done, still David and the artists of his school were the real ar biters of fashion until 1815; nor could short waists and dresses clinging to the limbs be entirely eradicated from the female fashionable wardrobe until the Restoration was waning. The battle was fought and the victory won a year or two before the deposition of Charles X. and, as regards the garments of the fair sex, the change almost amounted to a metamorphosis; the waist descending from its bad altitude between the shoulders to its natural po sition between the hips; sleeves hither to tight were suddenly puffed out to pretentions amplitude, and the pear shaped, balloon-shaped or leg-of-mutton sleeve was in process or' time succeeded by a wider and looser sleeve, which En glish dressmakers dubbed "the bishop." Unfortunately, long waists effected the revival of the mischievous practice of tight lacing, and stays became real instruments of torture. The dress im prover ran its course, and declined as suddenly as it had appeared. The "prin cess" robe banished bustles for four or five years, but the bustle came back with short walking skirts, and it thrives, and will thrive, and will die again, we sup pose, no woman can tell when or how, notwithstanding all the flouts anil jeers of the satirists, -and the solemn head shakings and grave reprelici: ions of the moralists. Tin* only practical way to suppress a fashion is to associate it with infamy. Mrs. Turner, the poisoner in James I.'s time, was hanged at Tyburn in a ruff stiffened with yellow starch, and yellow ruffs immediately went out of fashion. The murderess, Maria Manning, was hanged at Horse monster lane, in a black satin dress, and for twenty years afterward black satin was out of fashion. As it hap pens, executions now take place in private, and nothing would be gained in the way of fashion reform by hang ing a female criminal whose garb com prised a huge dress-improver. -^ . Christmas Eve at Court. Pall Mall G azette. The word '•homely" which you apply to the life of the good Kaiser Well-elm,' is truly appropriate. A few years ago a young lady, an orphan, was given an ap pointment in the suite of the kaiserin, and she described in a letter to her sis ters certain simple, kindly observances of her first Christmas eve at court, which, 1 think, may interest our readers. During the course of the morning a very great number of parcels arrived at the palace, and orders were given that they should all be taken to two or three rooms in the top of the house. In the afternoon the emperor and empress mounted the narrow flight that led to these rooms, leaving all their attendants below and giving orders that no one should follow until a sound of clapping of hands should be heard. It was three long hours before the sig nal was ' made— throe laborious hours for the kindly "royalties" who were busy in the roof of their pal ace, for the multitudious packages con tained presents for the household— presents chosen with the prettiest re gard for the tastes and requirements of the recipients— and the donors arranged them on tables, collecting together' all the objects intended for each individ ual, and attaching a card with name, etc., to each group of presents. Frail lei . M— , who ..is.*, pretty and fond of ornaments, a , clever worker, with her needle, and a devout Catholic— with great joy and pride" of the gifts that fell to her share, namely, a necklace that well be came her, an embroidery case, and a beautiful crucifix. She said that the present.*- to the other court • folk were not less welcome or less appropriate. And all were made happy by the child like gayety and unaffected cordiality of the dear oid emperor and empress. . _____ ma 'it' read the "Wants" each week lYlilllOnS Always finding what they beck. TACKLED TARIFF. Congressman Wilson Gives the Protectionists a Dig in the Ribs By Showing- Up the Fallacies of Their Doctrine in Fine Shape. ; Y.V.U;- The Pauper Labor of Europe and the Infant Industries s of This Country. I How Working-men Have Been Hoodwinked— A Word for « Agriculture. ! * _: YY ■• Special to the Globe. Washington, May 2.— The hou_?e being in committee of the. whole on the state of the Union, and the Mills tariff bill being under discussion. Hon. Thomas L. Wilson, of Minnesota, said: "The collection of taxes is one of the admitted functions of government; but how they should be collected, in what proportion imposed on different industries and in dividuals, and for what purposes, are still vexed questions that nearly affect the interests of the people. No class is disposed to cavil at any tax or system of taxation merely intended to raise rev enue for the support of the government, honestly and economically adminis tered; but it is claimed that this is the limit of the power, and certainly it is the measure of the duty of the govern ment in respect to taxation. It is claimed that the government has no right to take from the people by taxa tion a' sum more than commensurate with its needs, or to tax, directly or in directly, A, B and C for the purpose of enriching I). When a greater sum is raised by taxation than is demanded for governmental purposes, even though it is retained in the treasury vaults, the people have a right to complain. Ex cessive or _______ TANATION takes from the people what is theirs and what they have a right to retain and use, and the unnecessary accumulation of money in the treasury merely adds to the wrong, for it can only have the effect of appreciating the price or value of money, and depreciating the price of every other species of property. To the masses of the people such a policy is especially unjust and oppressive. By over-taxation we have now in the treasury .100,000,000, and for a number of years we have had an unnecessary accumula tion of the money of the people, with drawn from the circulating medium of the country. In addition to the direct injury to the general business of the eauntry and to the individual citizen, such an accumulation in the treasury is demoralizing in the extreme. It is an incentive to the multiplication of offices, the increase of salaries, and to extravagant, if not corrupt, expendi tures generally. The tariff on many of the NECESSARIES OF THE PEOPLE Is double what it was before the i 111 no sit ion of the war tax. And while the duty paid at the custom houses op importations is the measure of the sum collected by the government, it is not the measure of the sum paid by the peg** ple. This will be apparent when it is considered that the foreign manufac turer cannot afford to sell his roods in our market at less than their value plus the duty paid by the government, nor can he sell at a price higher than that at which our goods of home manu facture of a like kind are sold. If lie pays '_. or 50 per cent tariff on his goods, he, of course, must add that sum to the price, and it is borne by the con sumer. So, if domestic goods are raised . to the price of the foreign, as , they must be, or no foreign goods would be imported or sold, the sum of the increase is likewise paid by the consumer. The effect of the tariff is. therefore, to raise the price of both, and to put into the treasury of the United States the sum of the increase on the imported goods, and into the treasury of the protectionists the sum of the in crease. All of our wealth is the pro duct of CAPITAL ANT) LABOR, and when capital appropriates too much it follows, of coins, that labor re ceives too little. When the capitalist in a few years accumulates a fortune as his share of the profits, while the la borer is enabled merely to make a liv ing, the inequality and injustice are self-evident; and when a few favored classes secure such legislation as com pels the people to contribute to their wealth, the burden is on them to .show some benefit to the public to offset the essential injustice of taxing one class or person for the benefit of another. In answer to these objections we are met with the stereotyped exclamation: "Our laborers must be protected against the pauper labor of Europe." That is now. apparently with one consent, accepted as the most taking argument, as they are pleased to style it. Some years ago the claim was that protection would only be needed to aid our "infant industries.'' But, as these industries have grown older and stronger and richer, their de mands have grown greater. Now they appear in the role of patriots and public benefactors. They propose to contrib ute largely of other people's money to aid, as they pretend, our laborers in their competition with the 'pauper la bor of Europe and Asia.' An argument in favor of the retention of our ex tremely high taxes is that it is necessary to build up our ZZZ HOME MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, and thus create a home market for our agricultural products. We have had now about a quarter of a century to dis cover the beneficent effects of our tariff, 100 per cent higher than that of any other country in the world, and the result can be satisfactory only to those for whose protection it was imposed, and their advocates. It is true that many individual fortunes have been made by it at the expense of the people. The excessive tariff and high prices— our market being limited— have not infrequently stimulated over production —followed, of course, by reduction of labor and wages, anil that by striken and lock-outs, to the great detriment oSf labor. We have, succeeded in many instances in building factories, but not in building up industries to an extent that can be satisfactory to any one whb unselfishly considers the interest of the whole country. The protectionists ai;e accustomed to point to the volume of our domestic manufactures as the fruits of the tariff, but they do not state what ordinary observation shows to lie true, that 80 or 00 per cent of such pro ducts must, and would, of necessity, be made in the United States. i TARIFF OB NO TARIFF. And as 1 have attempted to show, so far .is we export; we do so in spite of the tariff. I am therefore opposed to our present tariff, because while it en riches a rew it prevents the expansion of our industries and lessens the field and the reward of labor. But my oppo sition is intensified by the belief that it is epeceially unjust and oppressive to the agriculturalists of the country. The most important question now is. shall the wealthy classes be permitted to con tinue to levy tribute to the industrial classes, or shall toil be guaranteed the fruits of its own labor. Between thes_ two classes there is an irrepressible con flict. Sooner or later the people will succeed. It* may not lie at first. The power of concentrated capital is great. The practical politician, the lobbyist and the place seeker will be on that side until it is most clear that it cannot succeed. They always worship the golden calf. But ultimately the people will say. as President Cleveland in his last message said: "Tiie taxation of luxuries presents no feature of hard shin; but the necessaries of life used and consumed by all the people, the duty upon which adds to thtkrest of liv ing in every home, 'should be greatly cheapened.' " * - .'.:-_ PUT ON THE SCREWS. A New . Commercial Phrase fbr Equalizing Rates. Washington, May 21.— the trusts investigation to-day J. M. Culp, general freight agent of the Louisville & Nash ville, declined to answer questions with regard to rebates and discriminations or to produce the books of the company. No discriminations, whatever, he said, had been made since the Interstate commerce law went into effect. He ac knowledged that the Louisville & Nash ville had given preferential rates to Chess, Carley & Co., of 'Louisville, and other Standard Oil affiliated concerns. Those companies, he said, gave the road business to all points reached by it, and also gave a larger and more reg ular business than other shippers, and, therefore, lower rates were given them in tome instances. He said that he had. informed George Rice that he would charge him for hauling his empty tank cars back from the South, though no charge was made the Standard. The reason was that most of the Standard's cars came back loaded, while all of Mr. Rice's came empty. The road would not agree to haul all the cars _ f any . person back empty free. He did not remember refusing to give Mr. Bice a rate on turpentine from Mobile to be carried North on his ears. Witness was questioned about a letter written by Chess, Carley & Co. to the Louisville _ Nashville railroad, touching shipments made by Mr. Bice. He said he understood such a letter had been written.and that it called attention to the fact that a lower rate had been charged on oil shipped by others than charged oil Chess, Carley & Co.'s ship ments. -3B- Mr. (Jowan— the remedy sought to be applied. A. They asked us to have the proper rate charged. You understand 1 never saw the letter. The letter was put in evidence. It concluded "Please turn on another screw." This last phrase caused con siderable merriment, and Mr. Culp said that lie desired to say that the rate named was a lower rate than had ever been given Chess, Carley & Co. Q. Is the commercial phrase for equal izing rates "turn on another screw?" A. I don't know as to that. There was no understanding or agreement whereby Chess, Carley & Co. could order us to turn on another screw or re quire us to charge anybody any rate higher or lower than their rate. The man who wrote that must have been crazy, and he afterwards died in the in sane asylum. IN SECRET SESSION. Puller's Nomination Referred — Pension Bills Passed. Washington, May After the transaction of routine business, the senate went into executive session. This being the first secret session for several days, the accumulation of. nominations by the president, among them that of Mr. Fuller to be chief justice, were re ferred to committees, and a number of reports, mostly upon postmasters, were made by committees. The doors were reopened fifteen minutes later. The following bill was taken from the cal endar and passed: House bill appro priating $125,000 for the enlargement of the postoffice building in Indianapolis, Ind., (with an amendment increasing the amount to 1150,000). The senate then resumed consideration of the rail road land grant forfeiture bill. Mr. -Dawes . offered an amendment pro viding that the act shall not be con sidered to impair any rights, legal or/equitable, now vested in any person or corporation to any of the lands for feited. After discussion, participated In by Senators Dawes, Hoar, Palmer and Berry, an amendment was offered by. Mr. Hoar (as a substitute for that of Mr. Dawes, which was withdrawn) pro viding that the act shall not be con strued to prejudice the right of the Portage Lake Canal company or any person claiming under it to apply here after to the courts or to congress for any legal or equitable relief to which they may now be entitled. The bill was then temporarily laid aside. The senate then proceeded to the passage of indi vidual pension bills on the calendar. The whole number of bills passed (in sixty-live minutes) was 105 12 of them being house bills. Sever of them were for volunteer nurses, at the rate of .2.. a mouth, and one was for the widow of Gen. Charles P. Stone (a house bill) at $50. The ' following bills were taken from the calendar and passed. For public buildings at Fort Dodge, 10., (senate bill .00,000); Sterling, 111., (senate bill $50,000); Duluth, Minn., (house bill $150,000). INTERSTATE COMMERCE. The Committee Would Make the Law More Binding. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 2.— The inter state commerce committee to-day authorized Senator Cullom to report a series of amendments to the interstate commerce law. The sixth section is amended to provide that printed sched ules of rates shall be kept open to public inspection; that reductions of rates shall only be after three days' public notice; that requirements as to reductions and advances shall apply to joint tariffs, as well as those of separate roads. The tenth section, or penalty clause of the law, is amended to declare violations of the law punishable by two years' imprisonment, as well as by fines. The provision as to free passes is ex- . tended so as to permit free transporta tion or reduced rates for indigent per sons sent to their homes or institutions by charitable societies or municipal authorities. The additions made to the law are three provisions, heretofore pub lished, to prohibit under-billing and to impose penalties of $5,000 fine or two years' imprisonment upon shippers or carriers evading the law by under measurements or weights of goods shipped, and upon shippers who shall endeavor by bribery or otherwise to se cure unfair discrimination on rates in their favor. Senator Cullom will en deavor to secure the early consideration of the bill. WILL REPLY TO HUDD. Guenther Forced Into the Tariff Discussion. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 2.— Wisconsin Re publicans are alarmed. The recent elo quent speech of Congressman Hudd is being distributed by the tens of thou sands through the Badger state, and nothing has been done to counteract it. To-day a state caucus decided that Con gressman Guenther shall make a speech in reply to Hudd. Guenther is an ora tor of no mean ability, but he under takes an enormous contest with Hudd with no little timidity. Only last week Guenther said he would make no tariff speech, because there are too many made already. But, obedient to the party whip, he is pre paring his best effort on the subject. It is believed that he will not content him self with answering Hudd, but will also make a rally at Nelson, of Minnesota, for his corrupting influence upon pure Republicanism in the Northwest. The gentlemen to be assailed are aware of the coming shock, and will probably be prepared to answer when their names lire called. - Nelson -is especially well equipped with political ammunition for such an affray. Hudd is by no means backward, but, on the contrary, eager to defend the faith and give reasons for the hope that is within him. Guenther will not have all things his own way. An Enemy of the Peace. Special to the Glo_e. Washington, May 2.— lt Is authori tatively spoken that Senator Ingalls was to-day the recipient of several letters from cranks, who believe him an enemy of the peace and prosperity of the Re public. He smiles as he refer., to them, realizin. that a man who can excite threats might be popular enough to get on to the tail of the Blame kite. That is what lie is bidding for. To Decide on a Programme. - .Washington-. May 2.— An effort is being made, which promises .access, to secure, a . Democratic caucus of repre sentatives next -.Wednesday o__T„ui_ day to decide upon a line of policy to ac cept amendments to the tariff bill. It is said to be the purpose of leading Demo crats to anticipate the Republican side of the house as far as possible in offer ing for incorporation in the bill such amendments as may seem to meet the popular sentiment. The Chinese Treaty. Washington*, J lay 2.— ln secret ses sion to-day Senator. Sherman reported back the Chinese treaty from the Semite committee on foreign relations,' with the recommendation of the committee that it be ratified. The com mittee has made two minor amendments, one providing that the prohibitional features of the treaty shall apply to those who are now absent from the country, regardless of any certificates they may hold, and the other requires that the classes privileged to return shall only be permitted to land upon presenting certificates issued sub sequent to the present time. Mr. Sher man asked that the treaty be taken up to-day. but objection was made and it we over. Thanked by Lawler. Washington, May 2.— Congressman Lawler called upon the president to-day and thanked him on behalf of Chicago for the honor conferred by his appoint ment of Hon. Melville W. Fuller as chief justice. The president said he was pleased to find how universally well the nomination had been received. Pensions Granted. Washington. May 2.— The following Minnesotians were granted pensions to day: Original Invalid— Elijah T. Sex ton, Waveiiy Mills; Ralph L. Russell, Faribault. ■ __ A LOVELESS MARRIAGE. The fashionable world of London be lieved that Lady St. Albans was a happy woman; they little knew that she had been forced into the marriage with her husband to gratify her fath er's ambition. She was really in love with Capt. Jocelyn. whom she had seen but once at her father's house before her marriage. Afterwards they met often in society, and it was notice-* that the young wife had always a smile of welcome for the young officer, while she kept other men at a distance. Lady St. Albans was returning one evening in her carriage to her country seat when the horses ran away. At the turn of the road was a deep abyss into which the vehicle would have been hurled if a man had not darted forward and, with much peril, dragged the horses back. The first efforts of the stranger were to open the door of the carriage and ex tricate Lady St. Albans from her peril ous position. Then she found herself face to face with Cant. Jocelyn. Hav ing assured himself that she was safe he fainted dead away, having received some injuries from the horses' hoofs. Lady St. Albaus at once had him re moved to her residence, and, as her hus band was out of town, personally nursed her preserver back to life again. When he was well at last and they were about to say farewell she could no longer conceal her emotions, but ex claimed wildly, "Charles, you must have guessed before this that I love you. 1 have been sold by my father to despair. 1 can not, God help me, let you go." Capt. Jocelyn could not but pity her for that miserable lot, the result of a father's stem commands, and which certainly modified the guilt of her love. But, true to his honor and her own, he • replied, "Lady Gertrude, for your own sake I must arrest here the progress of affection by removing myself from you. This scene" on my part will be buried in oblivion; and let resolution reconcile you to your unhappy lot." He shook her hand after these few words and suddenly left her. In two days he was on his way to France, and for many days she raved in the delirium of a raging fever. Within six months from the departure of (apt. Jocelyn. Lady St. Albans ar rayed herself in flowing weeds, a wealthy but scarcely disconsolate widow. All at once, now mistress of her own actions, she left her friends without ap prising them of her intentions, and without any male friend to protect her she hurried to Paris, disguising her name and standing that she might ful fil her desigus without interference. Those designs may readily guessed. She was in search of Jocelyn, to learn his present state, to communicate to him her own, to endeavor to arouse in his bosom a love wnich now would be innocent in both and form the happiness of her life. . After a long search she found trace of the man she loved, but it was only to learn that he was betrothed to another, a beautiful girl be had saved from a devastating fire. This news, coupled with her ill health, almost drove her mad. At the beautiful virgin altar of that fine church, St. Sulpice, which must have been admired by all those who have visited Paris, there stood a couple about to be married; and Cant. Jocelyn was made the happiest of men by re ceiving the hand of . the lovely Marie d'Estelle. The ceremony was con cluded; and as he bent forward to salute his blushing bride, a wild, piercing shriek reverberated through the vaulted aisles of the church, and a female who had knell: in a corner, enveloped in a large black veil, fell on the ground in a fit. The bride was quickly hurried to her carriage, and Jocelyn. whose hu mane and amiable disposition induced him to return ami see if proper restora tives had been administered to the lady so suddenly taken ill, entered the sacristy, where she had been conveyed, and, to his horror, the ghastly object that his eyes was the once beautiful, now emaciated, form of Lady St. Al bans, a lifeless corpse. There she lav, still beautiful in death, her long hair shrouding her face, which now bore the resemblance of a marble statue. There seemed a painful ex pression across the eyebrows and mouth; but that wore gradually away and settled into a placid smile, which seemed to say the spirit was at rest. The following week. at the same altar, stood a dark coffin, with the lighted candles, nodding plumes and mournful paraphernalia of a funeral. The prayers were read, the service was con ducted with the usual pomp and cere mony, and the last remains of the un fortunate Lady St. Albans were depos ited in the tomb. ■ Lady Hamilton and Her 3__ther. London Times. E. Walford writes: "Before writing positively on this matter [the mother of Nelson's daughter Horatiaj, about which so much mystery hangs, '11. 11. E. N. W. ? would have done well to refer to Mr. Jeaffreson's new work on 'Lady Hamil ton and Lord Nelson,' Vol. 11.. chapter 10, and especially pages 220-225. Those who doubt the parentage of the 'Little Horatia' as the child not only of Lady Hamilton but of Lord Nelson as well, must find great difficulty in ex plaining away the following letter from Lord Nelson to his beloved Emma, dated March 1. 1801, which they will find there in extenso: 'Now, my own dear wife — for such you are in my eyes and in the face of heaven— l can give full scope to my feeling. * * * You know, my dearest Emma, that there is nothing in the world that 1 would not do for us to live together and to have our dear little child with us. * "*"" 1 never had a dear pledge of love till you gave me one. * * Kiss and bless our dear Horatia. Mr. Jeaffreson adds a foot note, showing that he by no means accepts Mr. Haslewood's assertion about the •Little Horatia' as final; but he is strongly of opinion that she was born on the 2!) th, SO th, or _lst of Janu ary, 18»1, at 2. Piccadilly, where be shows that Lady Hamilton was confined at that date. "About her being Lady Hamilton's child, therefore, Mr. Jeaf freson has not the smallest doubt; neither have I, for surely the mystifica tion in which Nelson indulges on the subject is sufficiently accounted for by the fact that at this time Sir William, Lady Hamilton'- legal husband, was 8-11 alive. . - "-' HIGH WATER AGAIN. The Mississippi and Tribu taries Neaping the Danger Line. Winona, Red Wing and La Crosse All in Immi nent Danger. **■*■* ■ * Heavy Snow in Northern Minnesota and Portions of Wisonsin. A Wisconsin Man Lodged in Jail for Wife Murder. Special to the Globe. Wixoxa, May 2.— The river rose thir teen inches in the past twenty -fourhours, and registers fourteen feet three inches above low water mark. This is seven inches higher than the highest point reached by the rise of two weeks ago. The mills along the levee were all run ning to-day, but if the water continues rising they will be compelled to shut down. The river is about at a stand still to-night and it is thought will not go much higher. A telegram received from Beef slough to-night states that the water registered thirteen inches higher than the highest point reached by the last rise, and was stationary. The rafting works were compelled to shut down. DANGER AT RED WIXG. Special to the Globe. Red V ix.;,May 2.— The river is again rising and is now higher than at any time since 1881. To-day the government gauge registered 13.4 feet, and the water was still rising. Twelve inches more will bring it over the levee. It has rained steadily all day and the pros pects seem good for a continued rise. The River at La Crosse. Special to the Globe. La Crosse, Wis., May The Mis sissippi had reached the stage of 14.:. at Ip. m., which was nine inches below the highest point attained this spring. It is expected by to-morrow night that the water will be higher than" hereto fore. Already the railroad tracks on the levee are flooded and business sus pended. It is raining, which leads to the expectation that the most serious situation of the spring is yet to come. The Black river is not unusually high, and driving is in progress on its tribu taries. The Chippewa was reported at a stand-still last night, from which fact some hope is gained. It became neces sary to close the boom at Onalaska again. The amount turned out so fat will not exceed 10,000,000 or 12,000.000, which is a very small item. Most of the mill men say the past month has beeu little better than a total loss to them. Snow Storm at Aitkin. Special to the Globe. Aitkin, Minn., May 2.— A fearful snow storm has been raging at Aitkin all day. It has snowed three inches on the level and still snowing. Snow at Superior. . Special to the Globe. SUPERIOR, Wis., May 2.— Four inches of snow has fallen since 5 o'clock this evening and is still falling very fast. JESSE V. BKAXHAM, SR. A Short Sketch of the Life of a Prominent Meeker County Man. Special to the Globe. Litchfield, Minn., May 2.— Jesse V. Branham first saw the light in Scott county, Kentucky, April 18, ISO., and he is consequently eighty-five years old. He lived in his native place till he re moved with his parents to Franklin, Jefferson county, Ind., in 1811. Here he learned the millwright's trade and fol lowed it for some years. On Dec. 21, 1 .21, at the age of eight een, he married Miss Mary Butler, then a miss of sixteen summers. From that time to this— than sixty-six years —they have lived together most hap pily. Mr. Branham at one time owned a half interest in the Hour mill at Franklin, and operated it six years. This mill was partially destroyed a few weeks ago by the bursting of a boiler. He also had an interest in the woolen mill at that place, and superintended it for two years. Mr. Branham removed to Meeker county in 1857, and located a homestead four and a half miles south of Litch field. The Indian trouble began in 1802, and Mr. Branham took his family to Minneapolis, where it passed the win ter. He returned to his claim a few weeks after leaving it, with a detach ment of soldiers from Forest City, and took his stock to that place. He found that his home had been left untouched by the red men, but some vagabond whites had searched the house and car ried off more or less property. In the spring of 1868 Mr. Branham took his family to Forest City, where it remained till the spring of 1805, when it went back to the homestead. In 1804 Mr. Branham was elected county treasurer, and his son, J. V. Branham Jr.. auditor. As the county was unprovided with a court house, our treasurer put up a building one story high and perhaps 15x25 feet in size. A room 10x15 was partitioned off and occupied by the clerk of court and register of deeds. The larger room served the treasurer and auditor, and the county commission ers also held their meetings in it. This condition of affairs continued until after the county seat was changed to Litch field. The "court house" was moved, and occupied for sometime afterward. This building is now transformed into a cozy parlor and bedroom, and occupied by our aged friends. The first sale of school bonds occurred in 1867. The sale amounted to ___-. A somewhat .smaller amount was sold the year fol lowing. In 1870 Mr. Branham retired from the treasurer's office. Four years later he sold his farm, and moved to Litchfield, where he and his estimabl. wife still live, in the highest degree re spected by a large circle of relatives and friends. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Branham, four of whom are still living. The latter are J. V. Branham Jr. and William Branham, of this place, Mrs. M. Gullett, of Clear water, and Mrs. E. A. Campbell, of Minneapolis. A Saloonkeeper's Revenge. Special to the Globe. * Ea u Claire, Wis., May 2.— 01e Thompson is a saloonkeeper to whom a liquor license has been . refused under the new policy of rigid restriction inaug urated by Mayor Shaw. Otto ______ is a druggist who was instrumental in closing Thompson's saloon. Thompson secured revenge by buying from Drug gist Boberge a bottle of whisky, buying also three fish hooks and saying he wanted the whisky for bait. Then he swore out a warrant for the arrest of Boberge, who to-day paid $00 fine . and costs for selling whisky for other than medical purposes. - - . -V •'-" Red Wing's Council. Special to the Globe. Bed Wing, May 2.— The new city council organized last evening by tho election of the following officers: Pres ident, Hon. M. S. Chandler; vice-presi dent, John Hack. . The mayor an nounced the following police force: Chief, John Seastrand; assistant, Charles; B. Battan; policeman No. I, Charles A. Baldwin policeman No. 2. E. F. Grow. The council will hold another meeting Friday evening, when the street com missioner, city engineer, sexton and lira engineer will be chosen. Tax Sale Purchasers. Special to the Globe. Faiigo, Dak., May 2.— a meeting of the county commissioners to-day il was resolved that the district attorney be authorized to make such arrange ments with the officers of Stutsman and other counties in North Dakota as may be necessary to test on its merits, in the supreme court of the United States, the question of liability of a county to re fund to tax sale purchasers money paid at tax sales for land sold upon which no tax was due. Jailed for Shooting His Wife. Special to the Globe. Wai sat, Wis., May Wm. Bobeek was this evening brought down from Monico Junction by the sheriff of Forest county and lodged in the jail here for safe keeping. He is charged with having shot his wife in a disreputable house at Monico. The prisoner chums the shooting was accidental. Todd County Ileal Estate. Special to the Globe. Long Prairie; Minn., May Real Estate in Todd county is looking up and improved farms are advancing in price rapidly, and a good demand for wild lands. A. E. Johnson _ Co., through Ethan Allen, have just purchased all of the Dawson and Austin lands in this county, about 2.000 acres, for $7,254.50. The lands are to be placed on the market and sold this Benson, if possible, THE RAILWAY WORLD. ________ KATES. Visitors to Lake Minnetonka This Season Will Be Granted a Re duced Rate. Now that spring is supposed to have been reached, the railroads are prepar ing their schedules ot commutation rates to and from the lakes. The Man itoba, Milwaukee „ St. Paul and the Minneapolis & St. Louis roads have agreed upon the following rates be** twecen St. Paul and points on Lake Minnetonka for the coming summer: From St. Paul to Excelsior. Wayzata, Minnetonka Beach or Spring Park, 10* ride, bearer 53.40; 25- ride, $7: .-.ride, .12.50; ride, $22.50; 80- ride, family. $9. The 10 and 25 ride tickets are good for 30 days. The SO and 50-ride tickets are good for 00 days. The 100- ride tickets are good for '.todays. .No allow ance will be made for the unused por tion of tickets sold at above rales. Elected Officers. Special to the Globe. Cedar Rapids, May 2. —At the annual meeting of the stockholders ot the leased lines on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids _ Northern the old board of directors were re-elected, and for the Cedar Rapids, lowa Falls & Northern, the Cedar Rapids _ Clinton and lowa City _ Western roads the following officers were elected: S.J. Ives, presi dent and general manager: J. C. Brock smith, vice president; W. P. Brady, secretary; S. S. Dorwart, treasurer, and H. F. White, chief engineer. The same officers were elected for the Chicago, Decora- _ Minnesota road, with the exception that 11. 11. Hoi) ister, of New York, is treasurer, with S. S. Dorwart, assistant treasurer. Chips From the Ties. Judges Gresham and blodgctt yesterday at Chicago decided the case between tha Pullman aim Wagner Car companies in favor of the Pullman company, and en-, joined the Wagner company from a fur ther use of the vestibule trains. .. ,■ On the 20th of May the Wisconsin Central will sell excursion tickets on account of tin. national Prohibition convention, to be held at Indianapolis May 'Ml, for 817. Tin* tickets will be good to go from May 20 to May 30 inclusive. The return portions of the ticket will be good to .Mine 5. The St. Paul & Duluth will pat ou the Sun day train to the Chisago lakes about May 20. A twenty-five- ride ticket will be sold for Si.' and a forty-ride ticket to Forest Lake for tho same price. H. J. Williams ha:, been appointed general Northwestern agent for the Illinois Central, with headquarters in St. Paul. A company of soldiers for Fort As.itmi boine will leave on the Manitoba road to-day. A DAY IN DULUTH. Banker Hell's Building Peoplo of Ely Angry. Dc-i'Tir. May 2.— Banker Henry 11. Bell will erect a building on Lake ave nue, which will till all the space he tween Bell's bank, Silberstein ... Bondy _ store and the alley. The ton floor will be occupied by the Duluth _ Iron Range railroad for offices, and it is understood that the lower door is also rented. Ely merchants and lot owners ara mad— afflicted with hydrophobia in an violent form, but just mad— mad as wet hens are popularly believed to be. The cause of all the trouble Is thai the Duluth _ Iron Range road has for the present stopped work on its extension to Ely. And the railroad company stopped work because; the I .Utisons, of Superior, who own the fee in two min ing properties through which the road passed, wanted 15,000 damages before they would let the road go through. The railroad company made arrange ments at once to change the route of the railroad. A meeting of citizens of Ely was held and resolutions of condemna tion of the Pattlsonsand sympathy with the railroad company were passed. It is quite likely that things will be fixed so that the railroad will take about the old route. At the meeting at Ingalls' hall to night addressed by Hon. M. (). Gannon, of Omaha; John Fitzgerald, of Lincoln. Neb., president of the National Land league, and R. A. Co_ tello, of Duluth, Mr. Gannon ex plained the Irish situation, and deprecated the pope's decree, and told Irishmen to take their religion, not their politics, from Koine. Messrs. Fitzgerald and Costello spoke Interest ingly. A large audience was preset. Judge Steams presided and made a short address. All the speakers ad vised that religion and politics be separ ated,ancl Cannon said neither theTurk'a cresbent nor the pope's trara would have effect when turned against liberty. F. 11. Webster, whom Detective Den son brought back from St. Paul at the request of the Blake Bros., sewing ma chine men, is in jail awaiting trial. The net earnings of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic for the third week of April show an increase of _;,<__ over the same week in ISB7. Finley 11. Frisbee, one of Duluth 'a largest capitalists, has returned after » two months' trip to Utah and Califor nia. ..-.. . Person with money to invest will do wel otiiri. their attention lo Duluth and pert ior. M. 15. Ilarrision, 002 Duluth _Ot___l bank building, Duluth, has a large list of property in bothp laces for sale. Jones. Carrier Pigeons. Garden City, Kan., May •_.— J. Jones * and assistants, composing tho buffalo-hunting expedition sent by the Chicago Times, started this morning on their novel quest. The outfit left this city en route for Northwest Texas, where what is probably the last herd of wild buffalo left on the continent has been seen making tracks toward New Mexica. A full supply of carrier pigeons was taken by Capt. Jones to send speedy news of his progress in the project of capturing the bisons and bringing them into civilized territory. 1^ /)_«./_>__ fl'-Jckly spring from cents. UOl IMS Plained in "Want" advertise ments. .'■-■.