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Address all letters and telegrams to r THE GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn. ; TO DAY'S WEATHER. ! Washington, May 8, 1 a. m.— For Wis consin. Minnesota, Eastern and Southwest ern Dakota: fair weather, preceded in South east Wisconsin by rain: warmer, followed by cooler light to fresh variable winds, except fresh to brisk northeasterly in Southern Wisconsin. For Iowa: Warmer; rain, fol lowed by fair weather; fresh to brisk northeasterly winds, diminishing in force and becoming variable. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. St. Pail, May 7.— The following obser vations were made at 8:48 p. m., local time: ' s Si a k a - xll a «M = 1 So t» 3c Place of = - 3 ~ : Place of 5 S = '$, Obs'vation. go |& Obs'vation. §° £&• 2 *» ~- 5 i H 2. .sH 2. .tr o ; Oil (t> ; a St.' Paul.... 30. Hi 50 Ft. Totten. 30.24 50 Duluth 30.28 4d Ft. Sully.. 30.18 - ,2 La Crosse. 30.16 48 llMedic'eH. 29.78 02 Huron 30.22 48 Fort Garry 30.18 00 Moorhead.l3o.22 58 Minnedosa 30.10 54 Bismarck. 30.24 56 S'ft Cur'ut 29.90 54 PL Buford 30.14 -Hi Q.u' Aplle. 30.08 58 Ft. Custer. 30.08 54 Calgary Helena . 29.94 Edmonton fc — i » «c^ • The "She" people seem to be having a Sheol of a time. If larger water mains mean fewer destructive fires, by all means let us have them. m Perhaps, after all. it is only the peo ple who are short on "Soo" -stock that have been sold. m* Spooner, of Wisconsin, voted against the river and harbor bill. Wasn't the senator's trout stream cared for? *&2" Now it is Banker MERRIAM who could relieve a good deal of •suspense and anxiety by unbosoming himself. -an* Boston' now talks of sending Sulli van to congress. His downfall has in deed been sudden, but he hardly de serves this. -^JB. If Chaska were wise he would start an Indian matrimonial agency, and start a dime museum of his own with the freaks thus secured. '3B- What a thunderbolt it would be in the various camps if Hon. Knute should take a hand in the game and announce himself a candidate for gov ernor. -^»» . The Methodist conference at New York ruled out women as delegates. The reverend gentlemen will realize their mistake when they begin to ex plain matters at home. mm The supply of wheat is said to be a few millions short, but nobody need fear a famine. The Northwest is getting ready to produce, as usual, a supply large enough to feed the world. a* Gov. McGill isn't saying so, but his private opinion is pretty apt to be that the possession of a machine beats the ownership of a check-book all hollow in manipulating a gubernatorial cam paign. ma* Perhaps the Republican candidates Will succeed in dividing the Ramsey count delegation, like all Gaul, "into three parts," with the decision as to which one of them possesses the most gall reserved for future decision. The underwriters' union knows what It wants and doesn't have any hesitancy about asking for it However, the city could make a good many more improve ments than those asked for rather than allow the companies to close up their business. -mm* The river and harbor bill went through with a whoop yesterday on the principle of "you tickle me and I'll tickle you."' Various little creeks get their divvy, while the lake harbors that really need improving, must be content With half allowance. » Candidate Sherman has refused, It Is said, to "chip in" to help out the Republican clubs in Ohio. Perhaps, however, this is simply a Foraker in vention. Candidate John has made enough money out of politics to contrib ute liberally whenever asked. THE UNDER W RITERS'REPORT The report of the committee of the underwriters' union, which has been engaged in making a thorough inquiry as to the best means of checking fire ravages in this city, contains several pertinent suggestions, upon which the proper authorities would do well to act with the least possible delay. It might naturally be presumed that the under writers would be on the side of ex cessive caution; but, except in one in stance, there does not seem to be room in their report for criticism of that kind. The most important point dwelt upon is the necessity for larger mains and more hydrants in the wholesale district. There is no doubt but that this point is well taken. It would be manifestly more appropriate to have a sixteen-inch main on Sibley street, for instance, than on Broadway, instead of a six-inch main as at present It is better that there should he a surplus of water rather than too little. Throughout the wholesale district the water, supply seems to be inadequate, and the putting in of twelve-inch mains, as the committee, which certainly ought to be perfectly informed on the subject, suggests, is a work not of advisability but of necessity. No one could blame the insurance companies if, after the disastrous fires of the past few years, they declined fur ther risks in the wholesale district, but such a refusal every merchant would regard as a calamity. The suggestions, therefore, which the companies' repre sentatives- make are reciprocal In their benefits. It would be better that they should be followed before the compa nies make compliance with them essen tial to their continuation in business. So far as the requirement of additional apparatus in the wholesale district is concerned, with the exception of the automatic standpipe, the suggestion to that effect may be . regarded as easily open to question. Outlying districts, however, doubtless need better protec tion. The report is thorough and reasona ble. Compliance with the suggestions in the main would involve no srreat ex pense, and in the case of increased hy drants, larger mains and the placing of all overhead wires in subway conduits, would, without any doubt, redound de cidedly to the advantage of the city's business interests. -— », OUR IGNATIUS. The general public, which is gravely discussing, vigorously condemning or warmly praising the recent production of our own Ignatius Donnelly, en titled The Great Cryptogram, seems to have missed the real point of the work. It is, of course, of the utmost public in terest as to whether 'Shakespeare really did write the plays which bear his name, and the attention which any thing bearing upon the subject excites is natural enough. ~ ;/- But, whatever theory may be evolved, and however ingeniously it may be sup ported, the absence of documentary evi dence one way or the other will prevent the definite settlement of the question in favor of either side. As an ingen ious mechanism Mr. Donnelly's cipher • may be worthy of all praise, but as per forming the work for which he gravely asserts it is intended, of its trustworthi ness he has persuaded but few. But it may be doubted whether our Ignatius ever expected it to accomplish all he claimed for it. The whole point of the production is right here: Mr. Donnelly recognized | the wide-spread interest which the Shakespearean and anti-Shakespearean controversy excited, for the question was old before he was born. He also saw that the interest centered among reading people, who were willing and able to pay for any further light, or alleged light, upon the subject, and that these people were scattered all over the world. It was quite apparent that a fortune awaited any man who could lay before these people something new upon the subject that bore the marks of genius and plausibility. This was his opportunity, and The Great Cryptogram was the natural outcome of it. He foresaw that it would be a financial success, and it has been. Therefore, whatever biting things the critics may say regarding its literary excellences or shortcomings, our Ignatius may console himself, in his counting over of American dollars and English sovereigns, with the reflection that the object for which the book was written has been abundantly and satis factorily achieved. -«^ THE GARFIELD LIGHTNING. Every one who is familiar with the course of events as exhibited in recent presidential campaigns remembers how, though he was committed to the support of Hon. John Sherman, presidential lightning finally struck the lamented Garfield. No one is more familiar with this episode than blatant; Fora ker, of Ohio. Foraker goes to Chi cago as a delegate also committed to the support of the Hon. John Sherman. Foraker, unlise Garfield, has open presidential aspirations, which a se lect few of his friends are forwarding by every means in their power. Though professing the most ardent friendship for Ohio's candidate, Foraker is not without hope that the GARFIELD lightning may strike again in the Ohio delegation, and that he may be the man who will enable his tory to repeat itself. Not only that, but it also looks as though FoRAKEB and his friends were doing everything in their power to bring about the result which they hope will take place. Al ready stories of the disloyalty of the Ohio delegation to Sherman, stories calculated to weaken his prestige in the convention, have been circulated, and other indications that a Foraker bu reau is in full operation are not want ing. A certain J. E. Howard, who is re ported, in a Cincinnati paper, to be a prominent resident of Sherman's dis trict, declares that he is for Foraker for president and that he will be the nominee of the convention. Even granting, however, that the Republicans are all at sea for a candidate, they are not yet so hard driven a» to accept the insignificant Foraker. But Inasmuch as the election is cer tain to go against them anyhow, it might be just as well for them to allow him to have his way, if for no other rea son than to show him under what an avalanche of ballots the people of the country would bury him and his ill founded pretensions. -^b»- USELESS BOOMING. Even if the fact that ail Wall street, which dominates the Republican wire pullers, who in turn will dominate the Republican convention, is dead set against the nomination of Judge Gresh am for president, were not sufficient to throw him completely out of the race, there is another reason which would ac- j complish that end. Judge Gresham holds the opinion that this country, with its wealth of de- j veloped and undeveloped resources, is a country for the people and not for the monopolists. He does not believe that the producers, the men who earn their living by the sweat of their brow, and whose energy has made the country what it is, should pay a tax for the priv ilege ot living to the idle monopolists. He believes not only that the burden- ' some taxes should be reduced, but that I every article which the producer desires \ to use, whether in the way of necessa- ' ries or of comforts, should undergo no I artificial increment in price. In other I words, he is an out and out free-trader. j The Republican platform, on the other hand, must be so formulated as to meet the approval of the monopolists upon whom the managers must depend for the sinews of war. It must declare in favor of the continuance of the tax which the people have paid until they have become almost desperate. It must assert, under specious pretenses, the right of the few to tax the many. It must, in short, continue to be as it has always been, an expression hostile to every interest of the people. Upon such a platform Judge GRESH AM would not stand if he could. That one fact willa be found all-sufficient to preclude the possibility of his becoming j the nominee; and the greater honor is his because of it. ■ -^ EASTERN IGNORANCE. With a lifting of eyebrows, a shrug ging of shoulders, a deprecating wave of the hand, many Eastern lawyers have made it a point, when interviewed regarding Mr. Fuller's appoint ment as chief justice, to declare, as Paul once did upon a noted occasion, "We do not know the man." Then, with a sneering smile and an ironical inflection, they continue, "An obscure Western . lawyer, is he not?" That's where the shoe'pinches. That the president should have ignored their exceptional abilities in choosing a man for the place was bad enough^iut that he should | have gone to the West, and to Chicago, New York's rival, above all places, for the chief justice, was an indignity almost surpassing belief. Then as they come to inquire into the matter, they discover that the president's choice ' is a man who, in general culture and in :- ". '.•■'- -•• V ■■.•■..•"■ ■■■• , '■• ■ ■'.■-■.'* -, ■- . - .-■>:, '■■■•■.'. ■'■ : ' TEE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: t'ujAjjaJJ: MOKNIXG, ' MAY 8, 1883. legal ability of the highest order, is the peer of any jurist in the land. it has too frequently been the habit of self-satisfied Eastern men, men of busi ness or professional men, to sneer at the West as a Nazareth out of which no good thing can come, viewed from an Eastern standpoint. The fact is that in every branch of commerce, in every pro fession, the West : possesses men who not only can teach their Eastern breth ren a thing or two, but do it every day in the year. It is not creditable to Eastern intelli gence that this incredulity and igno rance regarding anything Western should continue to exist, and the ap pointment of Chief Justice Fuller may do much toward removing it. -^ . THE FRENCH DUEL.. A. recent occurrence has gone far to relieve the code duello as practiced in France from the imputation of harmless burlesque and empty grandiloquence which Mark Twain and other humorous .writers have cast upon it. A duel has been fought and a man has . been killed —a very serious thing for the man who was not of the victory, and quite a thorough vindication of the danger lying in sharp swords and loaded pistols in the hands of excitable Frenchmen whose honor has been wounded. But though this vindication may be very satisfactory to the great body of dueling Frenchmen, it can not be very satisfactory to the man who has lost his life in bring ing it about. In fact, the possibility of a recurrence of a similar episode will in all liklihood do more to bring the art of duelling in disfavor in France than all the argument which has ever been brought to bear. But if some means of avenging honor which has been dam aged must exist, there is yet a means whereby that end may be attained with out the unpleasant risk attending the use of sword or pistol. The recent visit of a distinguished Bostonian— van by name— should have given the French the cue to this substitute. Let them replace the rapier with the boxing gloves as the weapon .of the duelist, and the dueling art, which now bids fair to languish, will be re stored to its pristine vigor without ac companying danger, while decidedly more fun will be afforded the numerous spectators, including the representa tives of the press, who are a necessary adjunct of every properly conducted French duel. ■ THE PRESIDENT-MAKERS. It will take 412 votes to nominate a candidate at the Chicago convention, and the Omaha Bee (Rep.) thinks that "a great many dark horses aie figuring where to get the odd 411." There are apparently three strings to ex-Gov. Alger's bow. "If the Repub licans win in November," says the .De troit Journal. (Dem.), "he will be either president or vice president of the United States, or a member of the cabinet." Of tne Harrison boom the Indianapo lis Sentinel (Dem.) says: "Not a single Harrison delegate to the Chicago con vention has yet been chosen outside of Indiana. Of the twenty-four delegates selected in Indiana about half are really for Gresham. Benny's spontaneous boom is not so buoyant as it might be." In the view of the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle (Dem.) the nomination of Mr. Blame is only a question of his health and consent. "The Blame boom for the presidency," says the Chronicle, "is the only live thine in the Republican party, In spite of diabetes and indifference, alleged on the part of the candidate, the number of states which have in structed for him already makes his name the most formidable in the list of candidates." "The Two Blames" recall to the Buf falo Express, (Rep.), the two Til dens. Says the Express: "Reporters sent to Gray stone in the interest of the New York Tribune or of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette found an aged wreck. Watterson, of Louisville, or Howell, of Atlanta, reported the daily doings of a youthful athlete. Mr. Blame seems to be a sick or well man according to the political bias of the European correspondent that tells the story." After declaring emphatically that Mr. Blame is not a candidate, and that his name will not go before the convention, the Pittsburg Times, (Rep.), re marks: "It may be said that there is a tendency in many quarters to concen trate on Sherman, though in the North west Gresham will have a harvest of delegates that will measurably offset the crop Sherman is gathering in the South. On the whole we think we may say that Uncle John quite as much as any one is the coming man under the process of concentration that is going on." a» A Rig Scheme. Chicago, May 7.— Before the close of navigation this season, it is announced to-night, the foundation for one of the most colossal lightering stations and general warehouses in existence will lie . laid at the mouth of the Chicago river on land con trolled by the Illinois Central rail road. The cost will approximate §2, --000.000, which will be furnished by the railroad company to a Chicago-Buffalo syndicate that is to have the manage ment of the enterprise, upon the payment of a stipulated low rate of interest on the money in vested. The lightering will enable the largest steamers to enter the river with the bulk of their cargo, and the ware house scheme will aid the Illinois Cen tral road to gobble up business which otherwise might find an outlet over other roads. -^ * Rusk's Complimentary Vote. Special to the Globe. La Crosse. Wis., May 7.— Parties here who have undertaken to secure the delegation from this county and con gressional district favorable to Blame for president after giving Rusk a com plimentary vote, have made a canvass of the delegation to-day. It is found that several are willing Rusk should have a complimentary vote.but in every case it is stipulated the vote shall be strictly complimentary. Two think it foolish to weaken the influence of the delegation by the favorite son business ; one only is out and out for Rusk. Sev eral of the delegation express admira tion for Blame, but only two desire to see him nominated. The preference is largely for Gresham, with some prefer ence for Depew and John Sherman. —^ Delegates Elected. Special to the Globe. Elk River, Minn., May 7.— the Republican county convention held here to-day N. K. Whittemore, of Elk River, was elected Chairman, and W. R Davee, of Clear Lake, secretary. The following delegates were elected to the state convention: L. Berry, C. J. Cable, and W. 11. Houlton. Alternates : 11. E. Craig, J. O. A. Nickerson, and J. M. Haven. To the Fourth congres sional district convention : A. N. Dart, Henry Castle, and W. V. Davee. The first choice of every delegate present for president was James G. Blame. '■ — - High License on Top. Special to the Globe. Clark, Dak., May 7.— Tlie city elec tion occurred here to-day, resulting in the high license party electing its entire ticket. It was the hardest fight ever had in the county. Everybody is cele brating to-night. Instructed For Alger. Detroit, May 7.— William A. Coombs and Charles E. Townsend were elected delegates to the national convention by the Republicans of the Third district, to day. They were instructed for Alger. J|# ,'///_ __ read the "Wants" each" ulllllOnS Always finding what they :--•-• :\--- seek. FIGHTING FOR THE FENCE. Yale Men Object to the Removal ofthe Campus Fence. New York, May The proposed re moval of the historic fence around the campus of Yale has caused great com motion among Yale men throughout the East. The fence is to be removed in order to make room for the erection of a recitation building, for which purpose a gentleman has given $125,000. At a large mass meeting of Yale men held in this city a few days aco. strong resolu tions against the removal were adopted and a petition prepared which is now being actively circulated in this city, and the men in charge hope to forward it to the corporation of Yale in a few days with the name of every Yale man in New York attacked. It is the desire of the committee that Yale men every where aid them in their efforts to save the old fence. IN THE RAILWAY WORLD. ] A New Trustee. New YoRK.May Judge Lawrence, of the supreme court, appointed the Central Trust company as sole trustee of trust deeds executed by the Western Railroad company, of Minnesota, now the Northern Pacific Railroad company? in 1877 to secure the payments of bonds aggregating $500,000, and another issue of $100,000. William S. Lane and Charlemagne Tower were the trustees, but they joined the application for a change. The St. Paul & Northern Paci fic and Charles B. Wright and Freder ick Billings were the petitioners. The lowa Tariff. Chicago, May 7.— The committee rep resenting the railway lines interested in lowa business met to-day, to complete the work of preparing a tariff to govern in that state, under the law which is to become effective May 10. Nothing was agreed upon except in the case of wheat, salt and live stock, and the rates fixed on these articles depart but little from those already in effect. Another session will be held to-morrow. Chips From the Tics. J. W. Loud, geneial through traffic agent of the Grand Trunk road; W. T. Bottsford, president, and R. L. Day, general freight agent of the Duluth and Sarnia Hue of steam -ers; J. a. Grier, general manager of the West Shore Past Freight company; J. A. Moore, general manager of the Commercial Express; W. G. Strickland, agent lor the Omaha at Washburn, aud A. S. Kempt, the Omaha agent at Duluth, were in the city yesterday for the purpose of arranging for the interchange of freight that is to be han dled on the lake aud rail routes the coming summer. A meeting lias beeu called of the general passenger and ticket agents of all lowa lines, to be held at 10 o'clock to-day at Chibago. Ihe meeting is called with the view of se curing uniform action by all lines. C. J. Smith, at present chief clerk of the through traffic department of the Soo road, has been appointed chief clerk of the freight department of the Manitoba road. President Colby, General Manager Mellen, and other officers of the Wisconsin Central road, will be in St. Paul to-day. General Manager Egan, of the St. Paul & Kansas City road, is expected to return Thursday. President Harris, of the Burlington, who is now in Duluth, will reach St. Paul to-day. Assistant General Manager Ainster, of the Northern Pacific road, has returned. General Freight Agent Hamblin, of the Burlington, has gone to Chicago. Mr. Whittemore, of the St. Paul & Kansas City road, has gone to Chicago. <e» DULUTH DOINGS. The light house has commenced light ing up for the season. George 11. Jackson, aged fifty, has gone to jail, pending a trial by jury for stealing an umbrella. The school board have appointed fifty-two teachers, and twelve remain to be appointed. The salary list amounts to 181,000. * -:;i. Detective Benson and Officer Kilgore" arrested two toughs who smashed the front windows of the Ideal Coffee house this afternoon. ;' James Hotter, of Porter Bros.. West End, was struck with a heavy stone by 1 an unknown assailant last night Por ter is badly cut. but will recover. '.'. Capt. Fly is aboard the .Barker at Ashland, awaiting an opportunity to sail tor Duluth. . Duluth harbor is open:' before Ashland, Bayfield or Washburn this year. About 2,000,000 bushels of wheat have been chartered, and the rate is under stood to be 3& cents. Charters have been made to load before the loth. Swain and Helvetia have already cleared with cargoes at tyi cents. A newly horn babe was found in Mathew Sobieski's yard on East First street to-day. Officers say Mrs. Longlin. who lives in the neighborhood, acknowledges the child as "hers, and says Sobieski is its father. Persons with money to invest will do well to turn their attention to Duluth and Super ior. H. B. llanision, GO. Duluth .National bank building. Duluth, has a large list of property in both places for sale. AGAINST THE RAILROAD. The Northern Pacific ' Downed by a Department. Ruling. Washington, May 7.— The secretary of the interior to-day rendered a deci sion in the case of the Northern Pacific Railroad company vs. Z. S. Martin, of the Fargo, Dak., land district, in which he holds that the government had a right to create a reservation for military purposes from lands lying within the limits of the withdrawal on the general route for the Northern Pacific railroad, and that this act of reservation by the executive department, excepted * the lands from the grant and they were therefore public lands. The reservation in question (Fort Seward) was made by Gen. Hancock, but was not approved by the president until two years thereafter. The decision holds that the action of the president related back and created the reservation as of the action of Gen. Han cock. _ ■«»■ After the Wool Clause. Special to the Globe. Washington, May There was a formal meeting of Western revenue re form Democrats this afternoon, and an agreement was reached to demand in caucus on Wednesday evening that the free wool clause be stricken from the Mills bill. If that be done the entire party will vote solidly for the bill and pass it. One of the gentlemen inti mates that both Carlisle and Mills will agree to this elimination. Mrs. Vilas Very Weak. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 7.— Mrs. Vilas, was carried from the coupe to the cars j this morning and left for Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, where she will spend the: summer. She is in exceedingly delicate and feeble health and almost wholly helpless, but bears herself bravely and almost cheerfully. :-■ : .j ■^*" :a IE Six Years in the Reformatory. \> Special to the Globe. i .: Eau Claire, Wis,, May 7.— Judge Marsh sent Henry Crabbe, aged fifteen,'; to the Waukesha reformatory for six years for stealing and minor offenses)' Crabbe is of excellent family and is a nephew of a wealthy and "prominent lumberman of this city. ' V % ", mm - n Only 1 Cent a Mile. .:, New York, May 7.— The executive committee engaged in preparing for a reunion of the survivors of the armies, both Federal and confederate, engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, report that all trunk railroads have agreed upon a uniform rate of 1 cent a mile to and from Gettysburg. -^ Postoffice Robbed. Special to the Globe. Fergus Falls, Minn., May 7.— The postoffice at Battle Lake was robbed last night of $17 in cash and stamps. Three young men were arrested in this city on suspicion, but were discharged for lack of evidence^ The Strike Over. Special to the Globe. Tower, Miun., May The strikers are resuming work on the easterly ex tension. Some new men are •at work. The mine trouble was soon over. IS GOV. MILL BEATEN? Scheffer Said to Have Captured Henne pin County With Snider. LOREN FLETCHER HIT HARD. i Scheffer Headquarters Open in St. [ £V Paul With a Stock of Lit } sfa" erature. i ..''.The world is mine!" exclaimed Du j mas' hero. Like him Albert Scheffer's ! friends are shouting to-day : "The gov ernorship is ours!" And, indeed, it | looks a little that way. There is much ; at the present moment to justify one in i : believing that, unless the Republican 1 State convention is held very early— say : before July Albert Scheffer will be • the nominee, and McGill a badly left horse. The following information, per • tinent to this point, the Globe secured | yesterday from reliable sources. mki:i:i.vm's dodge. ! (i it! is reported— not by one authority, but a dozen— that W. R. Merriam has withdrawn from the gubernatorial race in favor of A. R. McGill. The pro gramme alleged to have been arranged between them provides that Merriam is to keep out of state politics this fall, run for the legislature again from Ram sey county, stand for speaker again, and two years from now be a candidate for governor with the McGiil men backing him. For the last ten days it has been evident to close ob servers that Merriam stock was going down, and that the tight had settled to a contest between McGill and Scheffer. There has been no enthusiasm to the Merriam boom, and prominent poli ticians have fought shy of its skirts for fear of incurring a taint that might lessen their own chances for future success. The field is now open for Mr. Merriam to deny his reported with drawal or by his silence give evidence that it is time. FLETCHER'S LOSS. Merriam out of the way means no trouble for Scheffer in Ramsey county. Now conies the report from Minneap olis that Capt. Snider has cot the Hen nepin county delegation solid and that Loren Fletcher can not carry it. This means a serious blow to the McGill men, for it is understood that Snider is for Scheffer. Various charges are made against Fletcher by the campaigners of Minneapoles. They say that he is penurious, won't shell out any money, and tries to dictate everything. He is accused of working Langdon et al. for the cash while he s tanus back and hopes to get the glory. The young men of Hennepin county are booming Snider hard and claim that Fletcher.can not get the congressional nor the gubernatorial delegations. The loss of Hennepin and Ramsey counties means Fletcher's overwhelming defeat, and a set-back for McGill of a very seri ous nature. The McGill men all along have been talking of having the state convention held late, but now, in the face of the growing Scheffer boom, and with the knowledge that it will be stronger in September than it is now it is understood that they will hustle and issue an early call and try to save- their candidate. A late convention defeats .McGill, and the Scheffer allies know it. SCHEFFEB QUARTERS. A Globe reporter, nosing about the Merchants hotel yesterday afternoon, discovered on the first floor front a pretty little room, with an alcove, where, all on the quiet, Scheffer head quarters have been opened. The rooms are in charge of C. D. Baker, of Fergus Falls, and they are filled with alliance pamphlets, circulars, addresses, maps and other campaign literature, such as in his leisure moments Mr. Scheffer de lights to con. Thunderbolts against monopoly, machine rule, high tariff and the railroads are stored there ready for i discbarge as the . occasion demands. The discovery of these carefully con cealed quarters and the material stored there indicates that the Scheffer men are, in deadly earnest, and that McGill must fur lit quick or lose. ->/V •;>-!'. As indicated by the introduction to this sere. d. the Globe has good war rant in noting that the withdrawal of Merriam, the loss of Hennepin county by Fletcher and the already opened headquarters of Scheffer denote that it is by no means as certain as it was that McGill will be the Republican nominee. FREANEY'S BOOM. Enthusiastic St. Paul Friends Wish to Send Him to the Chi cago Convention. The banking office of Albert Scheffer looked more like a campaign headquar ters yesterday afternoon than what it really is. Gen. Mark Flower was waltzing about, but when questioned declared that it was not for political ef fect. "I am not for Scheffer or any man this year." he whispered, and tied". Joseph E. Osborne looked affectionately up into Mr. Scheffer's face as he chatted of the delayed spring. Messrs. Lowen stein~and McDonald; of the Republican county committee, dropped in, and all | adjourned to a back room. From the J group it was learned that St. Paul's can i clidate for a district delegate to the Chi j cago will probably be W. J. Fieaney. i Mr. Freaney conducted the late city campaign, and for his valor, and the fact that he is young and a popular man. his brother Republicans propose to make him a district delegate. He is said to be anti-Blame. C. R. McKenny, of North St. Paul, mayor of that corpora tion and an editor, is a candidate for 1 delegate-at-large. lie is built on the plan of 15. G. Evans, very sanguine, and a young Republican. There are indica tions that the McGill and Scheffer peo ple will have a tilt in the convention, let alone the Blaine-Greshain row brew ing. Mr. Wheelock's name is rarely used now for delegate-at-large, although the boom for it still exists in a certain conservatory— kept carefully from the frost. " / AN AMES CARD. The Doctor Getting Up a Big Dele gation for St. Louis and Himself. In confirmation of the Globe's publi cation some time ago of the personal boom being worked up for Dr. Ames for vice president, and if he does not get that for governor, the following let ter is submitted: Headquarters Democratic Com mittee on Transportation* of the Algonquin* Club, Minneapolis, Minn., April IS, 1888.— committee have now well under way arrangements whereby all the Democrats and their i friends who wish to attend the Demo cratic national convention at St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 1888. will be afforded ex ceptional advantages in directness of route and superior train accommoda tions. It has occurred to the committee that many Democrats throughout Min nesota and the Northwest would be glad to embrace the opportunity of what promises to be one of the most in teresting and important gatherings the national Democracy ever held. Our friends will come to St. Louis inspired by. the splendid victory of 1884, and with a well-grounded assurance that the nominee of this convention will be triumphantly elected to the presidency. Large and enthusiastic delegations will be present from every state in the Union, and Minnesota should not lag behind. Nothing would do more to give to Minnesota her deserved place and weight in the national councils of the party than the advent at this conven tion of a large, enthusiastic and repre sentative body of Democrats. You will not only have a delightful journey, a warm welcome from the citizens of St. Louis, and the pleasure of witnessing the proceedings of the convention, but you will do the party a valued service. The committee on transportation is sin cerely desirous of seeing the above sug gestions carried out, aud will take great pleasure in rendering every assistance to those who may wish to join us. As before stated, we now suggest— and (Strongly ere— every Democrat who can •spare the time, to attend. The rate of one fare for the round trip from St. Paul or Minneapolis to St. Louis— sls.Bs, either direct or by way of Chicago been made by the - railroads. Send that amount by check, draft or money order to John R. Everard, treasurer of com mittee on transportation, 338 . Nic ollet avenue, Minneapolis, : Minn.; a receipt for the amount will be sent you at once, and ticket will fol low shortly thereafter. If you desire sleeping car accommodations, write the treasurer as above and they will be re served for you; The sooner the com mittee are advised how many will go, the better can preparations be made to accommodate all. We should be glad to .make it necessary to secure a -'special convention train," and hope we shall he able to do so. To make our arrange ments a certainty, it is necessary that the amount of fare should accompany applications, as only in this way can we be absolutely sure of the extent of the accommodations we need provide. Let us all unite to make this a gala ex cursion to the national convention and a grand rally of the rank and file of the sturdy Democracy of the Northwest. Let us hear irom you soon and favora bly. Such an opportunity is not likely to occur again in the near future. Take it. Yours for success, A. A. Ames, chairman; John R. Ev erard, treasurer; Charles A. Cornman, John 11. Long, George G. Jacoby— Com mittee. This letter has been sent to all parts of the state with the view of working up a large delegation to follow the doc tor in his triumphant course. It is, of course, in the expectation that he will be elected a delegate to the convention. It is the starting movement in his cam paign for governor, and will be boomed higher or killed in the convention of May .17. The doctor is nothing if not original, and he is after glory or the grave. ;•" TAKE YOUR CHOICE. The Deadly Parallel Used in Pol itics With Good Effect. Sleepy Eye Herald: Bishop Ireland's Or- Michael Doran an-jgau: A few weeks ago nouiicos with consld- we expressed the un erable flourish in the .feigned pleasure with St. Paul Globe that which we noticed a he has heard that Dr. decidedly upward ten- Ames wants to headldencv, on the part of the delegation to St. (the Democrats of Mm Louis.Mr.Doran gives Inesota, in regard to it out cold that he is I both a just recognition not only unalterably of sound principles opposed to Ames as aud to a careful scru chairman, but that he tiny of the character would decline to ac-lof the individuals cent a position on the chosen to be their ex delegation in casejponents. They are. we Ames should be said, "evincing more elected chairman. It and more every day Is very significant that an honest desire to Mr. Doran should take bring their practice the pains to make this into closer harmony public announce- with their profer ment. It is a chal- sious, and to weed out lenge so bold and di- from their ranks per rcct that Ames cannot sonages from whose do otherwise than unsavory records their promptly accept it. It party has suffered is a light for life or more than they ap death. If Ames ac- pear even yet "to be cepts the challenge he aware of." . The ac must win or disappear] curacy of our obser from the political ration of the Demo stage. He is a dead cratic situation in the duck for governor if state, and the justice Doran beats him on of the remarks which the 17th of May. On i that observation sug theother band, he is gested, were verified just as badly wiped tin a striking manner out if he fails to take a few days ago by up the challenge so Michael Doran, the defiantly made. Mr. able and active chair- Doran also says that man of theDemociatic the Democracy of state central eonimit- Minnesota reserves too. Speaking upon the right to reject any the subject of the del delegate who may be egation to St. Louis, chosen by the district Mr. Doran declared convention if it is emphatically that he shown that he is not would decline to ac the proper person for cent a position as a the place. In other. delegate if Mayor words," he says, "the Ames, of Minneapolis, district convention was made chairman caucus and nominate of the Democratic subject to ratification state convention, by the state conven- Equally firm and out tion." "The Democ- spoken was MrJDoran racy of Minnesota" in reference to the has never declared advisableness of the any such reservation, putting forward, by but Mr. Doran inliispartv, of '•credit speaking on his own able candidates." We authority in behalf of (congratulate Mr. Do the party, indieateslran for his frank dec what is to be his pol- laration, which, we be icy in case he con- believe, embodies the trols the convention, sentiments now pre- No doubt be would re- vailing amongst the ject Ames as an im- majority of the Dem proper person if helocratic party in this should 'be elected a state. One of the delegate from his dis- strongest forces which trict. Is there an lion- have aided to brim; est Democrat in Mm- about this happy nesota, who, has the change of policy is least spark of manly Mr. Doran's own well independence in him, known character. A who is not disgusted sincere Democrat, un with the impudence swerving in his alle of this man Doran? glance to his party, and untiring in his efforts to lead it on to victory, none have been more painfully conscious than he of the presence in it of vicious elements which were struggling to dominate it; none have more honestly regretted that the strength of the party tics aud the obliga tions impose! by po litical convictions compelled association with them. Had Mr. Doran and the other leaders of the Dem ocratic party in Min nesota exhibited, in the past, the com mendable spirit by which they are at present animated, they would have re ceived strong simport where they met "with uncompromising op position. Ames Must Fight. St. James Journal. Mr. Doran tells the Democracy of this state, through the St. Paul Globe, that lie and Ames cannot board at the same hotel this year. He is unalterably op posed to Ames going as a delegate to St. Louis, and it the doctor heads the delegation Doran will refuse to accept a position under him. It is a question of who owns the Democratic party in Minnesota, and Doran makes the issue early. Ames must fight if he expects to" do anything this year. . % Who Said So? St. Cloud Tribune. It is sad to see the Democratic organ go back on Dr. Ames. He probably will have to start a great Democratic journal at Minneapolis in order to reach the dis connected ears of his friends in the rural districts. Say what you please, but bear in mind that Dr. Ames is the most powerful member of his party in Min nesota. Minnesota Next. Philadelphia Record. lowa and Wisconsin swing into the Cleveland column with strong delega gations for the St. Louis convention and strong declarations for tax reduc tion and tariff reform . Evidently there is to be no opposition to the renomiua tion of President Cleveland. Just. So. Cleveland Plaindealer. The result of the spring election in St. Paul is certainly gratifying to the Democrats, who re-elected their mayor and about held their own in other branches of "the city government. The Democrats have much reason for con gratulation, as St. Paul has for years been one of the rabid Ilepublican cen ters of the Northwest. Inconsistent. New York nerald. The Republicans declared in their platform that tariff revision is a very good thing. The Democrats agreed with them, and started in to make it, whereupon the Republicans instantly declared that tariff revision is a very bad thing.' Such is politics. .;> : " Hurt Anyway. St. Cloud Times. . Mr. Merriam positively declines to be come a candidate for delegate to Chi cago, fearing that his candidacy for that position would interfere with his euber natorial aspirations. A Man Boom. Red Wing Republican. The man who advocates McGill's re nomination for the sake of high license really cares more for the man than the cause. - '''.-jm —~~~^^ F/nfc to let a^ a -* in tne Globe are seen by riUl* th« most people. : y~.- , ADDITIONAL ST. PAUL NEWS. ROTUNDA RIPPLES. Politicians were p -titty thick about the Ryan' yesterday, and in one group were Secretary Joel P. Heatwole, of the Republican state central committee; Supt. D. E. Myers, of the State Reform atory; John Cooper, of St. Cloud; Hon. AY. R. Merriam; and Senator Henry Keller, of Sauk Center. Numerous con fidential interviews were indulged in, and there was a continuous buttonhol ing during the afternoon, and especially after the arrival of Mr. Merriam. The latter was non-committal, how ever, on the subject of congressional or gubernatorial aspirations, and, like the clam, kept his mouth tightly closed. Mr. Cooper, on the other hand, was anxious and willing to talk politics, and espec ially regarding the outlook for a suc cessor to Hon* Knute Nelson in the Fifth district. * * "There is no doubt that Mr. Nelson is sincere in his determination not to run for congress again," said Mr. Cooper, "and the present indications are that ex-Lieut. Gov. Barto will receive the nomination. Only three names have been mentioned in connection with this place— Messrs. Steams, Comstock and Barto— for Senator Stockman has never seriously contemplated making a run tor the nomination. It has been arranged to have the con gressional nominating convention, meet ing shortly after the adjournment of the convention, called for next Saturday, to choose delegates to the state convention for presidential delegates, and it will undoubtedly be determined this month who will succeed Hon. Knute Nelson. A nomination is equivalent to an election in the Fifth district and the friends of Mr. Barto are sanguine that he will be the successful candidate. He is popular with all classes, Scandi navians, Irishmen and Americans, and next to the present representative at Washington from the Fifth district his campaign would evoke more enthusiasm than that of any other candidate whose name lias been mentioned. * * * "Those are my sentiments," inter rupted Supt. Myers, "and it seems to be a foregone conclusion that Mr. Barto is the coining man. He has made a good record among the voters and is known to be one of the boys, and if nominated lie will go through the Fifth district like wildfire. 1 am not actively engaged in politics, but I would do my share of the work towards electing Gov. Barto as our representative in congress." * * "We will hold our county convention at Northfield next Saturday," said Joel Heatwole, "and until that time it is problematical who will be sent to the Republican convention, which meets the lot li lust, in this city. There has been nothing determined upon as yet regarding the date tor holding the con vention to nominate a state ticket, and it will be time enough to consider that question after the Chicago delegation is disposed of. "It remains for my friends to say whether or not I will he a member of the convention to select those delegates, and I have not made any extraordinary exertions to induce them to vote for me at the county gathering." * * Col. A. F. Rockwell, chief quarter master of the department of Dakota, had another title conferred upon him yes terday by telegraph. A message was received from Philadelphia announcing the arrival of Samuel A. Crozer, Jr., who is a grandson of the colonel, and the latter could not refrain from spread ing the good news among his host of friends, and the telegram was pretty well handled before nightfall. Mr. Crozer, Sr., is well known in St. Paul as the manager of the Edison Electric Light company, and congratulations are the order of the day. * * * Invitations have been extended by the St. Paul Rapid Transit company to the leading business men of the Twin Cities to visit South St. Paul to-morrow afternoon and witness the workings of the new electric railway, which it is proposed to construct be tween the two cities. Half a mile of the track has been completed and put in position on a trestle work at a cost of ?30,000, and it is the intention of the promoters of the enterprise to re ceive if possible a franchise for an ele vated road and begin work at once. Should success crown their efforts it is proposed to build the tracks upon iron supports the same as are used in New York city on the Sixth avenue and other lines and the backers of the new road have unlimited capital behind them. All that they desire is to show the- feasibility of the scheme.and for that purpose tomor row's exhibition will be given before the governor of Minnesota, the mayors and councils of the Twin cities and repre sentative business men of the North west. AMUSEMENTS. "She" at the Grand Witnessed hy a Large Audience. 11. Rider Haggard's weird "She," probably the most unique of the numerous freaks which the contemporary stage offers, .was given its initial presentation in this city at the Grand last evening in the stage garb of William A. Brady. Popular appreciation of the work of the great romancer was clearly illustrated by the extraordinary attendance, the audience being the most numerous seen at the Grand this season. While the production of last evening may very properly be regarded as a genuine theatrical novelty, a veracious chronicle 'would not say that the ver sion of Mr. Brady is a satisfactory stage copy of Haggard's remarkable work. Still the representation was followed by the audience with interest and curiosity. The comedy elements, generally sup posed to be an essential feature of a play, and supplied in the Gillette dramatization by Martin Brown, the dealer in Waterbury clocks, is lacking in this version, as is the music which flecks nGillette's. The prologue to the play is a scene in Holly's studio, and Act 1 opens on the deck of an Arab dhow. The cave of the Aniahagger and the - hideous hot pot dance are shown in the second act. In act three is represented the underground house of "She," and acts three and four . pass in the chasm of the rocking stone and the cave of the fire of life. There is an occasional moment of thrilling interest in the action, but most of the dramatic situations were marred by bungling stage hands. George P. Webster's Holly and Miss Char lotte Tittell's She are commend able, their efforts to body forth Haggard's luxuriant imagination be ing quite acceptable. Miss Laura Biggar's Ustane was passable, as were Miss Margaret Marshall's Buena and William A. Brady's Job. The cos tumes are in keeping with Haggard's designs, but the scenery and appoint ments utilized give rise to a suspicion of the cheap and the ridicu lous. "She" is the literary-dra matic equivalent of a distressing case of delirium tremens, and like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is inclined to en gender a feeling of horror. The music in it will never arrive at the distinction of being whistled in the street, yet the piece is worth seeing. The advance sale of seats for the Man tell engagement opens this morning. A copy of Haggard's "She" will be presented to every lady attending the Wednesday matinee at the Grand. CAPITOL CHAT. "Gov. McGill is preparing to appoint delegates," Secretary Hart said yester day, "to the national conference of cor rections and charities which meets at Buffalo, N. V., July 4 to 11 inclusive. The governor will probably appoint fifteen or twenty delegates representa tive citizens of St. Paul." * if "A few days ago," a clerk in the of fice of the secretary of state said yes terday, "we received a letter from F E. Cooper, of the Brooklyn Eagle, re questing us to send him as many pub lic documents and books as we could spare. A letter was written asking him if he could stand the expense that send ing a box would incur, and . here is his reply:. .-'■ - -V . . ■ . ■ . "'The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. You had better not send the box.' " # * "State Auditor Braden has returned from a trip," Deputy Auditor Griswold said yesterday, "through the counties of Steams, Benton, Morrison, Wadena, Becker and Clay,- selling school lands. He sold about 4,000 acres, It was & . rather small sale, but he got satisfactory prices, an average of about $5.25 per acre. During this month he will hold sales as follows: Fergus Falls, Tues day, May 8, 10 a. m.; Ada, Wednesday, May 9; Crookston, Thursday, May 10; , Warren, Friday, May 11; Hallo >k* Sat urday, May 12; Park Rapids, Monday, May 14; Glen wood, Tuesday, May 1",; Elbow Lake, Wednesday. May 10: Mor- I ris, Thursday, May 17; Benson, Thurs day, May 17; Wilmar, Friday, May 18; Litchfield, Saturday, May 10; Pipestone, Monday, May 21; Madison, Tuesday, May 22; Redwood Falls, Wednesday, May 23; Beaver Falls, Thursday, May 24; Princeton, Saturday, May 20"; Gran ite Falls, Tuesday, May 89; Montevideo, Tuesday, May 29." These Will Wed. The following marriage licenses were issued yesterday: Gurmo Strongfield and Engeberg (.abnelson; Frank Duncan and Maggie 1. Kennedy ; E. E. Whittakcr and Mary ■ Maloney; C. E. Moore and Angelina Sweeney. STILLWATER DOINGS. An Attempted Suicide— The City Primaries— Notes. Tim Fox, a victim of epilepsy, who keeps a fruit, cigar and confectionery shop on South Third Street, above Olive, came tearing down Myrtle street to the union depot yesterday about noon, mak ing for the Duluth dock, with the evi dent intention of throwing himself in the lake. Chief Shortall and Officer Glenn on, who were" standing at the northend of the depot at the time, made a dash for him, and caught him just as he was crossing the railroad tracks. It was with the utmost difficulty that he was restrained and finally taken in the patrol wagon to the county jail for safe keeping. When first captured he said: "A man in Minneapolis told me this was going to happen." A formal com plaint having been made by Chief Shortall, a commission will be convened at the office of Judge Lehmicke this morning to examine the question of his insanity. Epileptic fits have been of long standing with him. and his condi tion grows worse with each attack. During the Gospel Army craze last winter Fox was an attendant at their meetings, and lias never seemed sane since on religious subjects. Democratic caucuses will be held in Stillwater Thursday evening, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., to elect delegates to the county convention to be held at the court house Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 p. m., at the following places: First ward, at court house: Second ward, at city hall ; Third ward, at 1220 North Main street. The wards are entitled to the following delegates: First ward, 11: Second Ward, 10, and Third ward, 11. The judges and inspectors for the various wards are: First ward, W. R. Lehmcike, T. C. Kilty and James Good man; Second ward. A. T. Lindholin. R. M. Anderson and C. E. Mosier; Third ward, J. C. Nethaway, George W. Bowles and J. J. Stinson. PRISON CITY XOTF.S. The water in the lake has reached a point within three feet one inch of the high water mark of 1881, and at present occasions no little inconvenience to business men on Main street, whoso cellars are nearly all flooded. There has been a continuous rise for the past three or four days, but at last the high est point seems to have been reached. Reports from up river state that the woods are full of logs, and that owing to the vast amount of water and high winds it is almost impossible to keep the logs in the channel. A telephone message received by Chief Shortall. yesterday forenoon, from Marine, caused the arrest of a boy of about sixteen years of age, named Al fred Anderson, who is said to have robbed a man in Chisago county. When searched he had no money oh Lis per son, but finally admitted his guilt,, .and! said that he threw the pocketbook away. A dilligent search failed to discover the cash. He was taken to Marine -by the vlilage marshal. The Republican county conveution for Washington county, to elect dele gates to the state convention, has been called for Saturday, May 12, at 2 p. m., at the court house in this city. Six del egates are to be elected. :V'a A box car jumped the track on the Milwaukee road at the foot of Nelson street at 12:30 p. m. yesterday; prevent ing the Omaha trains from reaching the union depot as usual. The wreck will be cleared by this morning. Mrs. Fogleblatt. who was arrested on Saturday in a condition bordering on insanity, was released on yesterday, and went to her friends at Anoka. A. L. Gillispie leaves this morning for Glen Rock, Wyo., to look after the in terests of the oil and mining companies in which lie is interested. OBITUARY. Baltimore, May 7.— Cardinal Gib bons to-day received intelligence of the death of Archbishop J. S. Aleinany. late of San Francisco, at Valencia, Spain. He died April 14. The archbishop was a native of Spain, and was seventy-five years old. lie resigned his functions as archbishop of San Francisco in 1884 and went abroad for the benefit of his health. -•» V'ick the Vic-tor. Syracuse, N. Y.,May 7.— ln the case of James Vick, of Rochester, versus Postmaster Can - , at Suspension Bridge, United Circuit Judge Wallace to-day continued the injunction forbidding the latter from interfering with packages of bulbs, seeds or plants sent through the mails by the plaintiff from Canada to persons in the United States upon a rate of postage of one cent for four ounces, which has been prepaid in Canadian postage stamps, by rating them up to the United States rate of one cent per ounce, which they would have to pay if mailed to the same persons on this side of the line. -^*- Are Not Unanimous. Chicago, May The "advocates of social changes" in this city are far from being unanimous regarding the pro posed amnesty movement for the im prisoned anarchists Neebe, Schwab and Fielden. Both of the two latter appear to have lost caste with the more radical faction by accepting commutation of the death sentence. To a reporter, this aft ernoon, Dyer I). Lum, the successor of Parsons as editor of the Alarm, de nounced Schwab and Fielden as cow ards. Lum emphatically declared that as far as he was concerned, the only one of the trio he would like to see a free man is Neebe, who, unlike Fielden and Scwab, did not beg for clemency. mm The Ladies Get Left. New York, May 7.— The lady dele gates to the M. E. conference and their friends are naturally much disappointed at the vote to-day by which the ladies were excluded, namely; Teas, 150 min isterial. 78 lay; nays. 122 ministerial, 70 lay. The vote was closer than expected by the non-admissionists. In fact it came within one of being a tie. That is, if one more layman had voted for admission the lay vote would have been a tie, and this would have left the ques tion still undecided, as it requires con currences between the ministerial and lay delegates to carry or defeat a meas ure. To Investigate Beem's Death. Chicago, May The Chicago Un ion Veteran club at a private "confer- ence to-night appointed a committee of four to ferret out the mystery sur rounding the death' of Gen. Martin Beem, who was reported to have com mitted suicide in his wife's presence at '" her father's Nebraska ranche. Instruc tions were given the committee to spare neither cost nor effort. The club will co-operate with the Grand Army post at Alton which is taking an .active! interest in the matter.