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Summer resort advertisements are
now nearly ripe.
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Harmony will be at a premium in
St. Tan! this week.
Now note the way in which Paul's
building boom will bound forward.
We trust Hon. Lorex Fletcher
will come down Wednesday to see how
the thing works.
— •***•»
Almost any man would turn himself
Into a tramp if at the end of six days he
coul'l realize 85,000 out of it.
Tin-: owner of the winner of the Ken
tucky Derby wouldn't change places
just now with the president.
If the surplusage of water reaches
the states of Kentucky and Missouri,
great suffering may be expected.
With 1,500 politicians in the city
this week enterprising real estate men
ought to be able to do some fruitful
If Messrs. M< (in. i.. Merhiam and
SniEFFER keep tin the tripartite stand
off, how much will Capt. Bhadex back
himself as a dark horse?
A cocxty convention in Dakota has
declared for Gresham. This ought to
be sufficient to throw the Chicago Trib
une into hysterics.
Yesterday's county convention at
least indicated that Messrs. Mi:i:i:ia.m
and Sciieffer intend staying in the
gubernatorial race to the finish.
.St. Pa ii. people who yesterday bet
upon the Kentucky Derby "not wisely
but too well" can relieve their minds by
abUsing the St. Paul base ball team.
If the breeze that stirred the Repub
lican count)' convention yesterday may
be taken as a criterion, what an inter
esting storm there will be in the state
On: Republican brethren may regard
a tripartite arrangement a very satis
factory way of manipulating the Ram
sey county delegation, but will it hold
in the state convention?
There will be a great deal of regret
that Ignatius Donnelly will not be
here to take a seat in the Republican
convention, the Democratic convention
or a convention of his own.
A Massachusetts minister and one
of the deacons had a personal encounter
at a Sunday school meeting. This must
have been an example of the muscular
Christianity we read about.
The English are scared about the in
efficiency of their army. They might
remedy things by opening negotiations"
with a select lot of American pugilists
st present out of ah engagement. '
Tin-: three Republican gubernatorial
candidates ghoul . constitute themselves
i reception committee to welcome ar
riving delegates. Delicate attentions at
*his stage of the game may be valuable.
The resolution of the chamber of
commerce in favor of the extermination !
of the English sparrows which now
make their homes in St. Paul parks is
timely. There are comparatively few
of the little pests infesting the city at
present, and their extermination, there
fore, ought not to be difficult. The
services of the sparrows as scavangers
i- undoubted, but it is also an undenia
ble fact that when present in large
numbers their destructiveness is greater
titan their benefit from a sanitary point
of view. So prolific are they that but a
few years are necessary to change their
numbers from hundreds to hundreds !
of thousands, and then the mis
chief begins. That has been the
experience of several Eastern cit
ies, notably New York and Phila
delphia, where the sparrows have
become veritable plagues and where, to
secure their extermination, it has been
found necessary to place a bounty upon
their heads, a bounty which in the ag
gregate is very extensive. Sentimental
considerations would dictate the letting
alone of the birds, but practical consid
erations, in which every citizen who
possesses a grass plot is interested, de
mand that they should be destroyed. It
is better then that the war of extermina
tion be begun at as early a date as pos
sible. _
The Ramsey county Republican ma
chine needs oiling; at least, one would
judge so from the amount of friction de
veloped in yesterday's convention. The
trouble with the machine seems to be
in a multiplicity of bosses. According
to the old saying, too many cooks spoil
the broth, and when a lot of bosses with
divergent interests gel together in a po
litical convention there is likely to be
a monkey and parrot time.
For prudential reasons all of the
three Ramsey county gubernatorial can
didates agreed not to attempt a show of
strength . in i yesterday's convention.
According to information, which leaked
out in the heated discussion yesterday,
this agreement was made ami entered
into between the three bosses at a little
conference held a short time ago in Can
didate Mkrriam's bank. A slate was
then and there prepared and marked O.
K. by each of the three bosses, by which
each was to have lan equal num
ber of his personal followers placed
on the county delegation to the
state convention. If this com
pact had been religiously observed there
would have been no ruction in yester
day's convention, for such a clean-cut
and thoroughly dried programme must
have gone through without creating a
ripple or consuming more than fifteen
minutes' time in closing up the whole
business. It was Candidate Merriam's
lieutenant who made the break by at
tempting to steal a march on the
other candidates. When - this piece
of strategy was detected the mu
sic began, and of the liveliest kind,
nor did it cease until the Mer
riam faction took water and got
back to the terms of the original com
pact. It was gratifying to observe that
in all the din and confusion raised by
the conflicting factions there was one
member of the convention who had suf
ficiently preserved his equanimity to
rise and remark that the Republican
party was only a machine worked by
the three candidates for their own self
ish purposes. And that"! the size of it.
A man never knows himself until he
gets into politics. At least, he never
gets his past life pulled together in such
shape that he can see it all at one elance
until he becomes a formidable candidate
for some political office. That is why
.bulge Gresham is perhaps better ac
quainted with himself to-day than
ever before. It is altogether prob
able that he never realized what
a small potato he was until the Blame
folks eot to editing his record. Up to
within the last mouth or two the judge
had reason to be stuck on himself, for
pretty much everybody else was stuck
on him. He had been a cabinet officer,
a judge of the federal court, and had
held various public trusts, and yet
everybody spoke of him as a clean man,
who was guided in public affairs by a
sole desire to do the square thing. If
Judge Gresham had never become a
presidential candidate,, he would have
gone down into history as one of the
purest men that ever adorned public
life. But itdoesn't look that way now.
The Blame folks are talking a good
deal, and what they say is calculated to
tarnish the judge's good name and to
knock the spots out of his presidential
boom. They indulge in a good deal of
mysterious undertone talk about the
political trades the judge made to get
into a cabinet office and from the cabi
net to a life position on the federal
bench. And then they profess to have
something that they are holding back to
be sprung at an opportune time, which
will show that Judge Gresham's
celebrated ruling in the Jay Gould
railway case was not so purely
unselfish as the judge's friends would
have the public believe, In addition to
these mysterious intimations of crooked
transactions on the part of one who is
held up as an example of immaculate
purity in American political life, the
Blame people have gone to work and
unearthed Judge Greshasi's political
record thirty years back, and, as a re
sult, show that he was an ultra Know-
Nothing, who went about breathing
slaughter and threatenings to all Amer
ican citizens of foreign birth. "America
for Americans'" was. judge's polit
ical war cry thirty years ago.
So far as the intimations thrown out
by the Blainites concerning Judge
GreshaaPs crookedness •' in politics or
his ruling in the Wabash cases, they
will count for but little against him un
less substantiated by proof. But so far
as his Know-Nothing record is con
cerned, it is bound to give the judge's
presidential aspirations a very black
eye. Not because of any special
prejudice in the Republican party
against Know-Nothingism, because
the old Know-Nothing party was
the germ of the Republican party,
but it will be because of the gen
eral recognition of the fact thai a man
with an unmistakable Know-Nothing
record would not make an available
presidential candidate. That record
would alienate the entire foreign-born
population at the start, without any
show of attracting strength from other
quarters, because the entire Know-
Nothing element is already inside of
the Republican party.
Judge GRESHAM'S friends must have
been ignorant of their candidate's past
record-when they started his boom, or
they underestimated the hyena-like ca
pacity of the Blame leaders for delv
ing into the dead past.
It is gratifying to learn that Chairman
Bacon, of the house committee on
manufactures, has confidence in good
results from the trust investigations.
What was done in that direction at Al
bany and New York had a discourag
ing effect. So far as outside appear
ances went it looked as if the "trusts"
had ordered these investigations for
their own benefit, still, Mr. Bacon is
of opinion that much good has already
been accomplished by the mere agita
tion of the subject through the press.
He is also authority for saying that the
congressional committee have proceeded
far enough in their investigation to
gather sufficient facts upon which to re
port a bill to congress which will pro
vide for placing these great combina
tions under government control, just
as interstate commerce is regulated.
The "trust" problem is a knotty one, as
Mr. Bacon declares, but the experi
ment of placing these combinations
under government control is worth
In the conclusion of his speech in the
house of representatives the other day
in advocacy of the Mills bill Mr.
Scott, of Pennsylvania, said : "We are
here, sir— we, the majority of the ways
and means committee and of this house
—in defense of American industry. We
alone offer it protection." That's right.
The tariff reformers are the only true
friends of American industry. They
are the friends of labor because they
offer to liberate it from unnatural re
straints. The so-called protectionists
offer a monopolized market in which to
buy the necessaries of life on one hand,
and on the other a labor market subject
to the caprice of trusts. Mr. Scott's
statement is a truth well told.
Fortunately the upper Mississippi
country is relieved of the danger )f a
flood. The water is receding without
having done any damage to speak of.
But it is not so along the lower river,
where the water is away above the dan
ger line, with a prospect of a general in
undation of the most fertile sections in
the Mississippi valley. The weakening
of the levees in many places increases
the danger, and, while the best is hoped
for, the worst is to be feared. ' y^-l :■■
y-j-.y-yv ■ — *•*••» — ■ —
The Globe insists that if all the other,
states are entitled to Republican favorite
sons, Minnesota must] have one too. Alex-
Axnzr. Ramsey is his name, and he stands
just as good a show for the nomination as
Or.-EsiiAM or anybody else, except Blame.
« *
In this age of progressive learning, it would
Seem impossible that a great newspaper, pub
lished in the great city of Chicago, should
be ignorant of the story of Casabianca, the
boy that stood on the burning deck. It is a
melancholy fact, however. that the Chicago
Tribune. In attempting to draw a parallel be
tween Casabianca and Ben* Harbison, stales
that the boy's death was a source of great re
gret to his father. According to the poet
ical version of the story, we are accustomed
to hear the old man lay in death below long
before the sen was strewed with tne frag
ments of ihe heroic boy.
* «•
Candidates Scheffeu and McGill are
likely to light shy of going into contracts
with Candidate Merriam hereafter. con
tract in politics is no good unless it is lived
up to.
* *
Speaking of political contracts, did it ever
occur to you that in no oilier department is a
strict maintenance of personal honor so es
sential as in politics. It is the one place
where a man's word is obliged to be better
than his bond, because a verbal promise is
the only obligation that can be given.
Rev. AY. Wilkinson's Answer — His
Conclusions After Investigation.
To the Editor of the Globe.
There appears to be an effort made to
cast the blame of the girls' strike in
Minneapolis upon some outside parties
—malcontents. This is unfortunate. The
truth is there are men than whom none
are more honored in this Northwest
taking an interest in this question, not
because they have an interest of any
sordid kind in it, but because they want
such questions to be discussed and de
cided by men of honest principle, whose
love of country is not love of cash. The
name of Rev. James McGolrick is known
as far and wide as Minnesota newspa
pers are read. In many a trying day he
has stood for law. order, the rights of
wealth and the interest of workers. He
advised in a spirit of Christian kindness
which left nothing to be desired
that every question in dispute
be left to the judgment of
men known and honored. Those who
advised this course would be ready to
leave any question concerning tlieir
own interest to such men. The interest
of truth and the reputation of Minneapo
lis demand lhat the whole facts shall be
judged. Let these statements be kept
in view:
First— girls say higher prices are
paid both in Minneapolis, and more par
ticularly in St. Paul, for exactly like
Second— That these statements have
never been denied.
Third— That the committee of the job
bers did not hear the girls' side.
In these days when every thinking
man is trying to lessen the friction be
tween the rich and the poor, when wise
heads and loyal hearts regret with bit
ter sorrow the class tendencies of our
time, it is matter for sore pain that this
trouble between these girls and their
employers cannot be adjusted in this
conflict; the workers may come out the
worse, but I weigh the words 1 write
as 1 say their defeat will point a moral,
which will lend great power to the dia
tribes of demagogues given to working
men and make it hard for true friends
of labor to get a hearing for councils,
which would be for the good of every
man. If the pay is so generous, the
wages so high, the treatment so
kind, as the report published af
firms, it is right that the whole
Northwest shall have it— and an arbi
tration committee would clearly say it,
and the matter would end. If, on* the
other hand, the wages are not as high
as those paid for like work
by firms who sell in the same
territory, then it is right the girls
should have better terms. Both sides
.should be heard. 1 ought to say that
the work-room is in every way. in my
judgment, a suitable one: 'that the firm
treated lev. Father McGolorick anil
myself in every way kindly. I hope
yet some action looking to just settle
ment may be taken. '"He is thrice
armed whose cause is just." Truly
yours. W. Wilkinson. *
Minneapolis, May 14, 18SS.
Low Balls.
"Little pitchers have large"— salaries !
—Detroit Free Press.
The fame of the peachblow vase pales
when Boston pays £10,000 for a pitcher.
—Boston Bulletin.
The two great subjects now before
the people are tariff reduction and the
base ball pitcher's Chicago* News.
Base ball players are great "kickers."
That is why they call pitchers "growl
ers." we suppose. — Yonkers .Statesman.
A comic opera has just been written
which deals with base ball matters. If
there is an umpire in it, it would be
better described as a tragedy. — Roches
ter Post-Express.
No Load Wanted.
Renville News.
McGill and his appointees to the vari
ous offices in the governor's control are
clamoring loudly that the Republican
party give him another term because it
lias been "customary" to give governors
a second term. We remember all that,
boys, but it has not been "customary"
for Republican candidates for governor !
to just barely carry an election "by the
skin of his teeth," so you see McGill
first broke the custom, and you cannot
expect us now to be bound by it. No,
the Republican party of Minnesota want
a leader, not a load, at the head of their
ticket this fall.
Chaska Advancing.
La Crosse Chronicle.
If. in the course of human events, all
the Republican candidates fail in the
Chicago convention, we would suggest
t at the convention might unite or,
Chaska.the newly married" Indian chief.
He will get through with his dime mv- j
scum engagement in time to accept an- j
other engagement in Chicago. Chaska |
for president might strengthen the
Hoard boom.
A Good Wing.
Florida Times-Union.
Politically, we would wish for no !
better omen for the Democracy than j
ibis sectional strife which the man from
Kansas has sprung upon the country;
there is no surer way of keeping the
South "solid." From a standpoint of
patriotism and peace, we must deplore
a line of conduct whose tendency is
toward rupture and contest.
After Hill's Own Heart.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Here is your Democratic platform,
gentlemen: To lift from the people
the excessive burden of taxation in
herited from Republican management;
to expend the revenue in accord with
the principles of strict economy and the ;
directions of the constitution, and to fill i
even* vacant office, with an honest and j
capable Democrat.
A Good Democrat.
North field News.
Hon. A. J. Whiteman, of Duluth, will
be candidate for delegate-at-large to the I
St. Louis convention. Mr. Whiteman is I
an enthusiastic Democrat and ranks !
high among all classes .of men. The i
Democratic party and the state would
be honored by his selection.
Saw More Wood.
Crookston Times.
Some of the papers that give such wise
political predictions, and say that Com
stock is solid for the congressional nor- i
ination, had better talk less and saw ;
more wood. Comstosk has no following
in this end of the district outside of his
own county, and only nominally in that.
A Thankless Heart.
Woman (to i— There's a coat my
old man don't keer fer. You kin take it
along an' welcome.
Tiamp (handing back the coat after
examination)— Madam, it would be as
much as my life is worth to show that
coat to Simpson. •
Capitalists Who Yearn to
Spend Their Surplus in
Building: Railways.
Fishing For Franchises That
Are Worth a Good Deal
of Money.
Corporations That Would-
Connect the Twin Cities 1 '
By "L" Roads.
Some Property Owners Who
Would Squelch the Sev- y
eral Projects.
The consideration of the, various ordi
nances to grant franchises for elevated
and street railways, which has been de
layed for so long, was taken up in ear
nest at a special meeting of the council
committee on streets, called for the pur
pose, last night. The council cham
bers were filled with representatives
of the various companies who
are seeking privileges and delegations
of property owners along the proposed
lines of the elevated roads, who came to
protest. Aid. Uamm, Weber, Bryant,
Petsch, Cullen, Long, Conley and San
born, of the committee, were present.
The ordinances were taken up in the
order of their priority, and all parties
were given a full hearing. The ex
pressions of opinion as to the benefits
and damages which would result from
an elevated road differed widely. It
was generally conceded that such an
enterprise would be a great benefit to
the city, but would be damaging to
owners of property fronting on streets
along which a line would run.
First consideration was given to the
ordinance of the St. Paul & Minneapolis
Rapid Transit company, incorporated
by P. R.L. Hardenbergh, William Lin
deke and others. The ordinance is to
grant the company the right to build an
elevated railway from a point near the
center of the city to the western bound
ary. The route over which it will run
is not named in the bill, but P. R. L.
Hardenbergh, addressing the committee,
said the company would accept either
of the following:
First— Beginning at Seventh and Wa
basha streets; thence on Wabasha to
University avenue, or some parallel
street within four blocks on either side,
to the west city limits.
Second— Beginning at the corner of
Seventh and St. Peter streets: thence
on St. Peter to Tenth; thence to Rice;
thence to St. Anthony avenue,
and along St. Anthony avenue, or any
parallel street within eight blocks to the
north of St. Anthony avenue, to the
west city limits.
Third— Beginning at the bluff on Sec
ond and Minnesota streets; thence on
Minnesota to Sixth, to St. Peter, to
Tenth, to Rice: thence to Como avenue,
and along Como avenue around the
southerly shore of L«ake Como; thence
on Van Slyke avenue to the east line of
Como Park.
Speaking of the last-named route, Mr.
Hardenberg said: "This would bring
direct communication with Como Park
and the fair grounds, and would afford
the poor people a chance to get out there
for recreation and enjoyment. If this
route is selected, the company will pur
chase the right of way through private
property beyond Como."
By the terms of the ordinance not
more than 15 cents for a single trip or
25 cents tor a round trip between the
cities can be charged. It provides that
the cars shall be operated by steam or
any other approved motive power, Mr.
Hardenberg said: "Electricity will un
doubtedly be the motive power of- the
future, but steam is the most practical
at present. We propose to run trains
every half hour to and from Minne
apolis and to make the trip in fifteen
minutes, exacting half the fare, which is
at present charged on the short lines."
Aid. Sanborn inquired if the company
had investigated the new steam motor
which runs • without steam or smoke.
Col. J. H. Davidson, who is interested in
the invention, explained that it was now
on exhibition in Chicago and had proved
a perfect success. The system is not
especially new except in its adaptation
and the form of the machinery. It is a
combination of the low pressure and
high pressure boiler. Col. Davidson
asserted that the nioter is a per
fect smoke burner and wholly
noiseless, except for the rattle id* the
wheels. The manufacturing company
already has orders from Milwaukee,
San Francisco and other cities, and a
practical demonstration of its success
will soon be had.
The ordinance granting like privi
leges to the Enos Electric Railway com
pany was then taken up. This company
is the same as the South St. Paul Rapid
Transit company, which already has in
operation a mile of elevated road with
electricity for the motive power at South
Park. It is proposed ultimately to
connect the line from South Park with
a line to run through West St. Paul,
cross the river and extend -to Minne
apolis. The ordinance also grant - ; the
company the right to bridge the river,
from Starkey street to Cedar street.
The route is defined as follows: Begin
ning at the south city limits on South
Robert street, to State" street, to Green
wood avenue, to Isabel street, to Starkey
street, to Cedar street, to Central ave
nue, to Martin, to Arundel, to Como
avenue, to Union street, toChatsworth
avenue, to Cross avenue, to Lexington
avenue, to Morse avenue, to the west
city limits.
Mayor Lawrence, of South St. Paul,
addressed the committee in behalf of this
line, claiming that it would benefit any
street upon which it is placed. "We
have made a thorough trial of the Enos
system." he said, "and know just what
we can do. It is the only system which
will carry a double track on single sup
ports. We have spent 150,000 in South
Park in demonstrating the fact
that the system is a success.
The structure there is of wood, but
when we enter the city it will be a solid
iron and steel structure. The tracks
will be twenty-five feet above the sur
face of the street and we guarantee
that the cars will clear it by fourteen or.
sixteen feet. The width of the track,
will be twelve feet. On the South St. *
Paul line we have carried thirty people
in a car up a grade of 342 feet to the
mile, stopping and starting at pleasure,
and we have fully demonstrated
that we have a power which will
carry a car at our will and not at the
will of the element we use. The faster
it runs the less power it takes. I am
willing to engraft in the ordinance: a '
guarantee to make a speed of a mile a
minute on through trains if you gentle- ',
men care to place it there.- am backed '
by the Thomson-Houston company, of
Boston, the strongest electric company
in the United States, and we have the
money ready to put into the enterprise
the minute the charter is granted. The ,
line can be built for one-fourth the
cost of any other system of elevated
railway ever invented, and if the travel
is anything like it ought to be. we will
guarantee to carry passengers back and
forth between the cities for 10 cents."
Mr. Oilman, representing the Thomp
son-Houston company, added: "We
can make a car go too miles an hour, it
it was safe. We will build that road,
and put ui> &>OO.'XH) in cash with the
city, if necessary, to guarantee re
A paper signed by Cedar street prop
erty owners was presented by Attorney
Moritz Heim, protesting against an ele
vated road on that street. It was
claimed by the signers that it would :
lessen the value of their property at
least 50 per cent, and cause an irrepara
ble loss. They petition to have the mat
ter delayed until the next legislature
meets, when that body can take action
in the matter and appoint a special
tribunal to assess damages. A similar
protest from the West side, si-rued by
William Berlandi and thirty others was
presented, and Cant. Gray, ill behalf of
property owners on Isabel street, ad
dressed the committee opposing the lo
cation of the road on that street
Col. Davidson presented a resolution
adopted by the real estate board recom
mending that the franchise "for a line
through St. Paul, between here and
Minneapolis, be granted, but not to be
exclusive.'' Speaking . for himself,
CoL Davidson said : "1 have a letter
from a gentleman in New York
who says that all business pro
perty along the line of the elevated
railroad has been doubled in value; that
residence properly has been injured,
but that the general effect has been to
■greatly enhance the value of property.
immediately along the line residence
♦property is injured, but two or three
blocks away it is benefited. I can
. speak for at least 450 feet of
front on Cedar. street, valued with the
buildings on it at not less than 1500,000.
and I say we, want it and want it
Extracts from New York papers,
showing that the effect on property was
beneficial, were read by A. E. Clarke,
one of the directors of the company.
The ordinance of the St. Paul and
Minneapolis Elevated Railway company
'was read by Chairman - Hamm. It is
similar to the first, in all particulars
■except the route. This line proposes
to start at Sibley street at the levee and
run to Eighth, to Cedar, to Central eve
nue. to Wabasha, to University avenue
and thence to the west city limits, re
serving the choice of any other street
prrallel with those named for three
blocks on either side, and for six blocks
on either side of University avenue.
C. E. Otis and J. C. Moore appeared for
this company.
Hon. L. F. Drake addressed the com
mittee in opposition to building the line
on Sibley street. "It will prove de
structive to some of the most valuable
property in the city," he said. "Sibley
street is a narrow street, and there
is no room for an elevated road.
In New York Sixth avenue property has
been greatly benefited because it is a
very wide avenue, but on every part of
that road below Sixth avenue property
has been almost utterly ruined. If i
had a piece of property five miles
out it would be benefited a hun
dred fold, but that is no reason
why my neighbor at the other end
should be damaged without recom
pense. It is just that the committee
should consider these things carefully;
and in granting franchises they should
select a route along which the least
damage will be done. In granting
either one of these franchises the coun
cil cannot be too careful to make reser
vations for the future that the city may
not be overridden by such another
monopoly as the street railway. When
these companies have submitted to you
what they want and when you have
looked over and considered your side
of the question thoroughly 'then the
ordinances should be printed and we
should all have an opportunity to read
them." Mr. Drake's remarks were
greeted with much applause. Another
protest in writing was presented by sev
eral property Owners in the vicinity of
Eighth and Sibley.
Last of all the Metropolitan & Subur
ban street railway was taken up. This
company desires to build a surface road
on certain streets to be named by the
council, and to be granted all
the privileges enjoyed by the St.
Paul Street Railway company. Its in
corporators are Maurice Auerbach, Al
bert Scheffer, L. 11. Maxfield, Paul
Martin and J. J. McCardy. Attorney
C. D. O'Brien on their behalf addressed
the committee. He said: "This is the
only ordinance presented this evening,
which does not provide for an experi
ment. It does not interfere in
any way with those just read.
The granting of what is pretended to be
an exclusive franchise to the St. Paul
Street Railway company has proved to
be a monopoly, and the mere question is
will you give us the benefit of testing
for the benefit of the corporation
itself, and for the city, whether Mr.
Lowry's road is to be the exclusive
line or not? If you will pass this ordi
nance the result will be a healthy com
petition, at all events. If your commit
tee shall receive from ten citizens of St.
Paul who are not stockholders and not
interested in Mr, Lowry's road a protest
against giving us the 'same rights, we
will withdraw the ordinance. "
There were no objectors present and
no protests were entered'
The discussion being over, the alder
men began to talk of taking some action.
To test the sense of the committee Aid.
Sanborn moved that the committee
recommend the passage of Enos Electric
company ordinance. Aid. Long moved
to amend by recommending the passage
of the other two elevated road ordi
nances. The amendment was lost.
Aid. Sanborn— l believe that we
should pass the Enos ordinance and one
or both of the others. The Enos electric
route running out by way of Como is
a good line. If we can get rapid transit
between this city and Minneapolis it
will increase the value of
properties more than anything
else. I therefore make the motion that
it is the sense of the committee that the
Enos Electric company ordinance as it
now stands, or as modified by the com
mittee, should pass."
Aid. Cullen seconded the motion, and
it was carried by a vote of 7 to 1, Aid.
Weber voting in the negative,
r On motion of Aid. Long the further
consideration of the ordinances was laid
over, to be taken up at a meeting to be
called by Chairman llainm. when repre
sentatives of the various lines will be
present and the terms definitely fixed.
The committee then adjourned!
-■■*--■■ '■ —
The Remarkable Career of "Red"
Leary — His Many Good Quali
"The papers have told all about
'Red' Leary's criminal career," said a
friend of the dead burglar, yesterday,
"but the other side of his life and char
acter has not been touched.
"They call him a soldier of fortune.
He was' also a real soldier — one who had
fought and shed his blood, not only
in the service of his country, but in the
armies of three other lands. Then,
too, he was enlisted for a brief period
under the black flag of piracy.
"That makes five flags for which he
fought. Rather a unique record, isn't
"Leary was born in Albany in 1839.
one of five boys, all of whom were noted
for their great physical strength and
"A few months after his parents
moved West young Leary left home' to
see the world. He crossed the ocean as
a sailor, and at the beginning of the
Crimean war enlisted under Lord Rag
lan as a drummer boy, serving all
through that war.
f . "At the breaking out of the Rebellion
one of the earliest volunteers in the
First Kentucky regiment. Col. Guthrie,
was -Red' Leary. From enlistment to
•honorable discharge he was a good
'soldier. He was a great favorite in the
; ' "He was with Garibaldi during his
entire fight for Italian freedom and
unity, and is said to have done notable
(a "in the Franco-Prussian war Leary
served in the French army and was
noted among all who knew him for his
courage, ability and generosity."
,; ' "Red" Leary was in many ways a re
markable man. He wore an eight and
a quarter hat, and his friends say that
his head was packed full of brains. He
spoke fluently French. German, Italian
and Spanish. On the history of Europe
during the present century few could
hold their own with him in argument.
It is said that he would permit no in
decent or profane expression when
women were about, and no matter how
full he sot he always insisted on that
lie was held as a friend by many hon
orable and respectable business and
professional men in this city and else
where. '■_
A Coward's Chance.
Pittsburg Dispatch. ; yiyy
Voorhees having apologized for his
naughty language, it devolves on. In
galls to admit that perhaps the .war is
over and that the bad Democrats have
not destroyed the Union for a matter of
twenty-three years.
The Hawkey e City Visited by
an Unusual Number of
Four People Drowned, a Man
Killed and a Woman Suf
focated by Gas.
Some Plain Facts Regarding
the Great Boodle Gang
of Manitoba.
. ■
A Minneapolis Girl Gives All
Her Money to Her Lover
and He Skips.
. m.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux City, 10., May 14. -Sunday aft
ternoon three men, whose names are un
known, started across the Little Sioux
river near Oto, in this county, in a boat.*
The stream is badly swollen, and their
boat became unmanageable and cap
sized and all three were drowned. Their
bodies were not recovered. Last
evening Thomas Oleson, aged
twelve, fell into the Mississippi at
this place and was drowned. His
body was not recovered, lie was fish
ing on the bank. This afternoon Fred
Groninger, of this city, aged fourteen,
was instantly killed by the horse which
he was riding falling on him. The acci
dent happened within a few feet of his
father's house on Pearl street. Mrs.
Daniel Griffith, of Correctionville, this
county, was suffocated by coal gas Sat
urday night, her body being found in
bed yesterday afternoon.
Extent of the Corruption of Man
itoba Officials.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., May 14.— idea
of the awful corruption practiced by the
late government may be had by the fol
lowing editorial comments of a leading
paper here: "The facts reveal a far
more disgraceful state of affairs, a more
shocking and revolting lack of public
morality on the part of the late govern
ment than their most resolute opponents
ever deemed them capable of. Although
the audit has not vet been completed,
the number of irregularities and grossly
dishonest actions already uncovered can
be called nothing short of astounding.
The late government seems to have
lived and moved jn a smothering atmos
phere of immorality and corruption,
where honesty was known only as a
word. If they were actuated by a com
mon aim it was plunder. The ministers
led the way, and the employes followed
their demoralizing example. The result
is that the audit has laid bare a cata
logue of irregularities, jobberies and
gross instances of unblushing robbery
that would put more than an ordinary
den of thieves to blush. The extrava
gance of the late government knew no
bounds; public money has simply been
thrown away in thousands and tens of
thousands of unnecessary and unpro
ductive expenditure. Hut worse than
all are the facts revealed, showing how
the province has been betrayed and
cheated by ministers of the governnu n-*:,
and how the people have been unmerci
fully robbed and plundered by the very
men whom they chose to guard their
interests. Disclosures made in this
connection are simply appalling. They
have shocked the whole community,
and are now the talk of the dominion.
The province stands before the world
to-day sadly disgraced by her public
men in the late government. They over
drew their salaries, they used large
sums of money for their own purposes
in their private residences, they allowed
their officials to default for large sums
of money, cheques coming into the
hands of the government for specified
public purposes were privately used,
moneys belonging to the public were al
lowed by the government to go as per
quisites to employes instead of being
kept for the rightful owners. We really
think, and we are persuaded that those
who read the budget speech will agree
with us when we say that the cool ef
frontery and impudent daring with
which the province was stripped of
thousands of dollars under the agricult
ural reports transaction would do credit
to the most hardened criminals that
ever found their way Into the peniten
tiary." V 7
Looking for Her Lover.
Special to the Glooe.
Eau Claire, Wis., May 14.— Mary
Clark, a Minneapolis girl, came here to
look for Matt Eller, of this city, a paper
mill employe. She claims Eller courted
her in Minneapolis aud she had lent
him about S2OO, with part of which he
was to buy a wedding suit and go to
Minneapolis to marry her. She thinks
he has met with foul play. Eller's
brother and the girl left for Minneapo
lis to look for the missing man.
Dakota Odd Fellows.
Special to the Globe.
Hunox, Dak., May 14.— town is
full of Odd Fellows attending' the Grand
lodge that begins its fourteenth annual
session to-morrow. The officers here
are : Grand Master Abbott G. Smith, of
Spearfish: Ralph JR. Briggs, grand sec
retary, Sioux Falls: George W. Snow,
grand treasurer, Springfield; C. It. La
vallay. grand marshal, Reynolds: Dr.
11. J. Howe, of Casselton; C. H. J.
Trice, Huron, grand representatives,
and E. E. Overholtzer, of St. Lawrence.
Delegatet are here from Yankton, Fort
Randall, St. Thomas, Watertown, Len
nex. Elk Point, Canton. Iroquois, Sioux
Falls, Volga, Caledonia. Brookings,
Pembina, Gettysburg. Casselton, Lis
bon, and more will arrive in the morn
ing. A grand reception was tendered
all Odd Fellows in the city by the mem
bers of James River lodge this evening.
H. J. Rice welcomed the visitors, arid
Grand Master Smith responded.
Dakota Knights.
Aberdeen*, May 14.— The Dakota
assemblies of the Knights of Labor
meet to-morrow to perfect the organiza
tion of a territorial assembly, and
choose delegates to the national assem
bly, which meets in Indianapolis in
November next. From 7."> to 100 dele
gates from various parts of the terri
tory will be in attendance. A prominent
member of the local assembly states
that there are now about twenty assem
blies in the territory, seven being
located in the Black Hills. When asked
as to the number of Knights in the
territory, he replied that there were
from 3,500 to 5,000, and that the terri
torial assembly would be entitled to
two delegates to Indianapolis. A num
ber of delegates are already on the
Montana Quarantine.
Helena, Mont., May 14.— Gov. Les
lie issued a quarantine proclamation
to-day, relating to Texas cattle. Here
tofore cattle from any part of that state
could be brought to Montana, provided
they were driven on foot and ninety
days had elapsed between leaving
Texas and arriving in Montana. This
is now amended so that cattle coming
from the Pan Handle of - Texas may
come in by train.' To the rest of the
state of Texas the old quarantine law
A Class of Fifty.
Special to the Globe.
Wixoxa, Minn., May 14.— state-
Normal school here will graduate, a
class of fifty pupils this year. Com =
mencement day is May 23. - The exer
cises will commence at 0:30 a. m. at
Normal hall and will include parts by
A. W. T. Gehen, Desmet, Dak.; Lila
Mills, Winona; W. W. Smith, Pine Is
land: Clara L. Poe, Cannon Falls;
Charles A. Hutchinson, Reaper, : lo.;
Cynthia J. Corn well, Pine Island; Amy
E. Tanner, Faribault; Alice J. Tierney,
Farmington; Ella P. Hunt. Waltham;
James L. Garland, Mabel, la.
Hell's Hall" Acre Burning.
Bozemax, Mont., May 14.— Word has
just reached Bozeman that Hell's Half
Acre at the National Park is raging
again with indescribable fury. For the
past nine days the tempest has been at
its height. Should it continue for a
month as it did in August and S ptem
berin 1882, there will be not a sign of
the beautiful lakes, close by. A large
party from the upper Yellowstone are
hastening to see the sight of a lifetime,
and it is probable that many more will
iro if the uproar continues. The roads
are being opened to it and travel will
soon be made comparatively easy.
Sold Whisky to Indians.
Special to the Globe.
Moobhead, Minn., May 14.- Deputy
United States Marshal Bracket* arrived
in the city this morning, having in
charge Joseph Deloney, of Brainerd,
accused of selling whisky to Indians.
He was brought before the United States
commissioners and the case continued
until witness for the government ar
rives. He was arrested on the same
charge a year ago. When being brought
here in charge of Deputy United States
Marshal Ed Warren, Deloney escaped
at Winnipeg Junction by jumping out
of the car window of a moving train,
and was captured by Brackett in Duluth
Big Lumber Deal.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claire, Wis., May 14— trans
pires today that a deal is likely to be
closed very soon by which the Eau
Claire Lumber company, will sell its St.
Louis yards, the 30,000,000 or 40,000.000
feet of lumber they contain, and other
St. Louis property to the Knapp, Stout
& Co. company of Menomonie, Wis.,
and St. Louis. This trade will take the
last lumber interests of the Eau Claire
company. The property is estimated
worth $050,000.
- Drowned in the Bed.
Special to the Globe.
Moorhead, Minn., May 14.— Some
parties fishing this afternoon discovered
the body of a man floating in the Red
rivei and brought it ashore. It was
found to be an old man of about seventy
years. It was later discovered to be
Phillip Gassmann, a brother of the
proprietor of the Lichigan house at
Fargo. The deceased was subject to
fits, and it is supposed he had one last
night while down by the river and fell
in. The coroner's jury will investigate
Arrested for Contempt.
Special to the Globe.
Fabgo, Dak., May 14— C. Mor
rison, one of the number of saloon
keepers against whom injunctions were
recently issued, was to-day arrested on
the charge of contempt of court, in con
sequence of non-compliance with the
judge's order. Morrison has been stop
ping in Moorhead the past month and
came over to Fargo to testify in a civil
case and was captured by deputy.
A Child Burned to Death.
Special to the Globe.
Bed Wing, Minn., May 14.— six
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole
Salter, residing in Trenton, Pierre
county, Wis., opposite this city, was
playing in the yard yesterday, when her
dress caught fire from some coals and
she was burned so seriously that she
died soon afterwards.
Some Serious Cuts.
Wixoxa. Minn., May 14.— P. J. Leigh
ton, an employe at Youmau Bros. &
llodgen's saw mill, was thrown from
the log carriage and struck a circular
saw, receiving several ugly cuts on his
breast, side and legs. One of them is
about ten inches in length. lie was at
once cared for by a surgeon and is not
thought to be dangerously hurt.
But One Survives.
Special to the Globe. «,
Joroax, Minn.. May 14.— A. J. Mc-
Coy, an old resident of this place, was
buried yesterday afternoon, his death
having resulted from consumption on
Friday. This morning a daughter of
Mr. McCoy died of the same disease.
The only surviving member of the fam
ily is a boy aged twelve, the mother
having died of consumption last sum
The Bodies Not Found.
Special to the Globe.
Tower, Minn., May 14.— There is no
trace of the bodies of Lewell and Mc-
Mahon, who were drowned yesterday.
Dynamite is being freely used to raise
them. When the casualty happened
the lake was rolling heavily, and the
canoe in which the party were was over
loaded. The search is still progressing.
A Pastor Resigns.
Special to the Globe.
Watertowx, Dak., May 14.— Rev. J.
P. Patch, pastor of the Congregational
church, last night handed in his resig
nation, which was accepted by the con
gregation. Mr. Patch has been here
during the past year, and now goes to
accept a call from Waseca, Minn.
Went Crazy Over Religion.
Special to the Globe.
Moorhead. Minn., May 14.— Miss
Hannah Otto.aged thirty, went violently
insane to-day. Too much faith cure
doctrine and religious excitement was
the cause. She will be examined by
the insanity board to-morrow, and prob
ably sent to St. Peter.
A Long Calendar.
Sdecial to the Globe.
Hudson, Wis., May 14.— Tlie circuit
court for St. Croix county opened here
to-day, Judge Bundy presiding. The
calendar is unusually loop, containing
seventy-nine civil and nine criminal
; Ashland, Wis,, May 14.— first vessel
to reach this port from below is the steamer
Ketchum, which came in at 5 o'clock this
evening 'with coal.
Special to the Globe.
Washburn*, Wis.. May 14— Fayette
Brown arrived from Loraine with coal "and
reports the ice very thick and heavy between
Vermilion point and Grand island," and but
very Hide this side of Keewenaw point.
Special to the Globe.
Bayfield, Wis., May 14. — The tug N.
Boutin left this morning for the fishing
grounds near Ontonagon. Her fleet consists
of some fifteen sail boats and about forty
men. She was in command of Capt. Smith,
of this city.
Special to the Globe.
Di'H'Tii, Minn., May It.— Kaliyuga, with
coal from Ashtabula, arrived at West Supe
rior; Veronica arrived at Duluth. coal from
Lorair.e; Satka, Missoula and schooner Wa
dena arrived at Duluth, coal from Cleveland.
Departed: Kasota, flour, for Sandusky, O.
New York— Arrived, steamers Servia, from
Liverpool, and Suevia, from Hamburg.
Liverpool— Arrived, steamer The Queen,
from New York.
" Southampton— Arrived, steamers Elbe,
from New York, for Bremen, and Switzer
land, from Philadelphia.
Hamburg— Arrived, steamer Polynesia,
from New York.
No Choice Yet.
Nashville, Term., May 14.—
state Democratic convention has been
in session here for five days and is ap
parently as far from an agreement upon
a candidate for governor as ever. There
are three candidates in the field now,
each of whom is determined to stick.
The convention adjourned until 8 p. m.,
after taking the thirtieth ballot, which
resulted: Taylor 746. Truesdale 443,
McCounell 140.
A Gar of Giant Powder Explodes Witt
Fearful Results.
Sixteen People More or Less Severely
Injured in the Terrible
Fountain, Col., May 14.— A most
horrible railway catastrophe occurred
here at 2:45 this morning, which has no
parallel in the history of the state. At
2:41 the Northbound "Thunderbolt"
stopped at the station for orders. She
had hardly come to a standstill when a
caboose with four loaded freight cars,
which had broken away from a through
freight at Colorado Springs, thirteen
miles away, came dashing down the
long grade at lightning speed, crashing
into the express and piling the caboose
and first, car in ruins on top of
the engine and baggage car.
The car next to the caboose .was
a huge tank of naphtha, which,
in being wrecked scattered oil over the
depot, cars and adjoining buildings,
caught fire, and in an instant every
thing was in flames. The engineer
managed to escape without injury, but
the fireman was struck by a flying tim
ber and seriously injured. The Pullman
and two day coaches of passengers were
hastily detached from the burning bag
gage car, and ran down the track
to a safe distance from the lire,
which had now enveloped the
depot and was rapidly approaching the
last car of the runaway freights, when
the alarm was given that this car was
loaded with powder, and for every one
to run for their lives. All who heard
the warning attempted to obey, but had
gone but a short distance when the 17-.
000 pounds of giant powder with which
the car was loaded, exploded, shaking
the earth as though an earthquake. The
report was distinctly heard in Pueblo,
twenty miles away, and the houses in
this city shook as from an earthquake.
The scene after the explosion is beyond
description, every one of the twenty
houses in the city are
together with the new Baptist church,
which was blown from its foundation
and scattered over acres of ground.
Men, women and children were knocked
senseless, and pieces of broken rails, em
wheels and timbers were carried with
terrific force for half a mile. Bails were
torn from the track, carried 100 yards
and then driven three feet into the
ground, while a number of freight ears
standing on the side track were blown
to atoms. The passengers in the Thun
derbolt were severely shaken up, and
a number were cut by pieces of
glass from the windows, but none seri
ously. The yard of the Newton Lum
ber company took fire and was com
pletely destroyed; people standing a
quarter of a mile from the explosion
were hit by flying fragments and badly
wounded. Immediately after the acci
dent, wrecking trains with physicians
started to the scene to clear away the
debris and care for the dead* and
wounded, which now number five dead
and thirty moie or less injured. The
dead are as follows:
C. P. SMITH, manager of the Newton Lum
ber company. He was trying to extinguish
the flames at the depot when the explosion
occurred. Be was badly wounded, a piece
of iron being blown through his body, nmk
lug » hole two Inches in diameter. Ho died
an hour later.
The burned remains of an unknown man
was found underneath the engine after the
fire was extinguished.
An unknown railroad man. traveling on :i
Chicago, Burlington & Qnlncy pass; light
complexion, sunny moustache" mid hair,
slightly lame, live feet eight Inches in height.
He was in the caboose asleep when the
freight reached Colorado Springs, and it is
supposed be was In the ear at the time of
the collision, being iustadtiy killed.
ter, while assisting to put out the fire in the
lumber yard, was struck on the bead by fljr
tag timber, causing concussion of the brain,
the victim dying soon after.
Mrs. WBfiJUO, while standing 600 yards
from the track, looking at tin* flames, was
struck on the head by a flying bolt and died
in two hours.
11. HUTCHIJNS. a merchant, sixty years
old, standing some distance away, was struck
by an iron bar and died this afternoon.
The wounded were:
Walter Looms, leg broken; serious in
temal injuries.
Charles S. Hatch, hip broken; Injured
about the head and face; seriously.
Mrs. J. M. Hatch, injured about the head
and shoulders ; serious.
Mrs. F. D. Lubeck, lace and bod seriously
Bliss .Mamie Hatch, face and body slightly
A. L. Belt, and wife, injured about the
face and chest; slight.
William Hitler, the breast, serious.
Miss M, Bell, arm broken and dislocated.
Miss Lulu Bell, face and body badly cut
and bruised.
11. B. Bosworth, ankle broken.
H. Me iter, face badly cut.
Miss Mary Denny, hip dislocated.
A. J. Benedict, badly hurt about the face
and thighs; his wife's face and arms were
badly bruised.
W. Knight. si. Louis, face cut.
J. C. Minn. Tombstone, face cut
An unknown man. supposed to be Prank
Shipman, was killed.
The coroner's jury after viewing tin
dead adjourned to meet at Colorado
Springs, Wednesday next. It is almost
impossible to tret an] accurate figure*
as to the amount of damages. The loss
to the town, which is completely ruined,
is estimated at $00,000, while the amount
of the railroad company's loss is vari
ously estimated at from £75,000 to
A Pennsylvania Cyclone.
WILKESBABBE, Pa., May 14.— A vio
lent rain storm, accompanied by thun
der and lightning, visited this section
of the state to-day. In the country dis
tricts great damage is reported in tin
shape of barns and outbuildings being
demolished, and fruit trees uprooted.
At Parso"s a large school house was
struck by lightning, all the window
lights were demolished and other dam
age done. Many of the smaller pupils
were caught in the crush which fol
lowed and quite a number seriously
hurt. At Murray's mine the lightning
went down the shaft and knocked six
boys and a mule down, demolishing the
cars and tearing up the track.
Killed in a Saw Mill.
Harrisoxhurg, Va., May 14.— Frank
May, working at a saw mill near Port
Republic, was on Saturday caught by
the saw, which cut off his left leg at the
thigh, entered his side and out his
bowels, liver and lungs to pieces, and
forcing his heart from the left to the
right side. He lived fourteen hours
and suffered intense thirst. The water
he drank flowed out at the wound in his
side. He was conscious to the last.
Swept by Fire.
Portland, Or., May 14.— The entire
business portion of the town of Golden
dale, W. TV, was swept away by fire
yesterday. The fire started in a liven
stable. The town had no tire depart
ment with which to light the flames.
The total loss will reach $175,000; total
insurance, $ 50,000.
- Even the dude is useful. He helps
the funny man in his daily grind—
adelphia Call. " a:'v-~
When a dude gets a cold in the head
it is perhaps only an effort of nature to
fill a vacuum.— The Colonel.
"There are no counterfeits in our
clothing," advertises a dealer. Does
he refuse to sell to dudes?— Soraerville
An intelligent dude -however, we
will not go on with the narrative. Ana
nias was struck dead for a much smaller
one than that. Burdette.
One of the puzzles of the day is this:
Is a dude's walking-stick his shadow, or
is the dude the shadow of the walking
stick? -New Haven News.
The animated skeleton shown by
Kellar, the illusionist, is not so very un
reasonable. Lots of dudes lose "their
heads while dancing.— New Orleans

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