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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
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• 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
Perhaps, after all. it is only the peo
ple who are short on "Soo" -stock that
have been sold.
Spooner, of Wisconsin, voted against
the river and harbor bill. Wasn't the
senator's trout stream cared for?
Now it is Banker MERRIAM who
could relieve a good deal of •suspense
and anxiety by unbosoming himself.
Boston' now talks of sending Sulli
van to congress. His downfall has in
deed been sudden, but he hardly de
If Chaska were wise he would start
an Indian matrimonial agency, and start
a dime museum of his own with the
freaks thus secured.
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
. 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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
"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
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
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
* 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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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 % ",
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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
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.
! (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.
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.
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.
Enthusiastic St. Paul Friends
Wish to Send Him to the Chi
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
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
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
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
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
they would have re
ceived strong simport
where they met "with
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
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.
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.
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. .;> : "
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
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.
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
"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
"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
"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.
"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."
"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
"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
Gurmo Strongfield and Engeberg
(.abnelson; Frank Duncan and Maggie
1. Kennedy ; E. E. Whittakcr and Mary
■ Maloney; C. E. Moore and Angelina
An Attempted Suicide— The City
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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