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ST. PAUL, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1833.
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Washington, May 22, la. in.— Michi
gan and Wisconsin: Cooler, preceded by
slightly warmer weather in Lower Michi
gan; fairwcathei. followed in Upper Michi
gan - and Wisconsin by rain; light to fresh
easterly winds. For Minnesota, Eastern and
Southwestern Dakota: Slightly warmer, fol
lowed by cooler, fair weather, preceded by
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able winds. For lowa and Nebraska : Local
rains, preceded by fair weather; in Eastern
lowa slightly cooler, followed by warmer;
fresh to brisk variable winds.
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Senator Davis thinks Blame
means it, but our own "Tim" Byrnes
till '"as 'opes."
The chamber of commerce is right.
We do need a new public library, and
we need it badly.
' mm
Ten thousand Diinkards are in
session in Indiana, and woe to the local
printer who spells them with an "r."
May, when symbolized hereafter,
should be represented with a cold in
her head and an umbrella in her hand.
Fob a man who says he's out of it
Mr. Blame manages to keep his name
pretty persistently before the public
The question of headquarters at the
Conventions is not so important as the
question regarding what they will con
The people's money, could not be
spent in a better way than in providing
the people with an adequate public
Trey have had a frost in Illinois.
Coming with the growth of the Demo
cratic boom in that state, this is sig
Doubtless with some urging At
torney Davis might be willing to take
Washburn's . place as Minnesota's
favorite son.
The Chicago Turners in denouncing
anarchism and the anarchists reflect the
sentiment of every honest workingman
in the country.
— .mm*
Prohibition in Michigan seems to
have received a body blow, but it is dis
playing unmistakable signs of not being
knocked out yet.
Candidate Sherman's anxiety over
Mr. Blame's intentions bids fair to
thaw even his chilliness into something
like summer heat.
Ciiaska has gone to Chicago. By con
trast with some of their distinguished
townsmen the Chicagoans will find him
very civilized indeed.

If the prospect for an extended ses
sion of congress is confirmed, the Hon.
Knute Nelson will not have to fall in
a lake during this campaign.
Minister McLaxk thinks war in
Europe is inevitable. There is still
room in this country for more desirable
immigrants from Europe. Come early
and avoid the rush.
-«c— •
It is said that fourteen Democrats
will vote against the BULLS bill. The
constituents of these gentlemen should
refuse to part with them when the next
election comes around.
It seems as though the Republicans
will not be satisfied unless Mr. Blame
publishes his withdrawal in the form of
an affidavit. But why this lack ot con
fidence in the word of this most promi
nent candidate?
Having had a taste herself of the
evils resulting from too much water, the
Northwest ought to be in a position to
sympathize generously with the" people
to the south of us, whom the overflow-!
ing Mississippi has rendered homeless.
.—m — .
Cong an Mason, of Illinois,' is
a fair sample of the latter day politician.
In a speech in congress the other day, a
speech that was more remarkable for
coarseness and vulgarity than for wit
or wisdom, lie apologized for his oppo
sition to the Mills bill by saying
that while he favored tariff reform he
was opposed to allowing the Democrats
to administer the medicine. There are
some Republican leaders in Minnesota
who pursue just about as asinin a course
as Mr. Masox. They, are very free in
their expressions favoring tariff reform,
but when it comes to giving a practical
demonstration of their faith they invari
ably turn up on the other side.
There are Republican politicians and
Republican editors in this state who
shout tariff reform when no elections
are on hand, but whenever election
time conies around they are found
training with the protectionists. And,
like Congressman Mason, they apolo
gize for their apparent inconsistency by
saying that they do not want the Demo
crats to have the credit of bringing
about tariff reform. ' And yet ' they
know as well as they know any
thing that tariff reform can never be
wrought out through any other agency
than the Democratic party. They know
as well as they know their own names
that the Republican party can never be
anything else than the party of protec
tion. Whenever the Republican party
ceases to advocate protection it will
cease to be the Republican party. So
what is the use, then, of this silly excusd
for dodging a straight, issue? The man
who claims to be a tariff reformer and
clings to the Republican party is held
in public estimation as either a hypo
crite or a fool.
An effort is making to increase the
number of army officers annually de
tailed for service in the various educa
tioual institutions of the country. The
number now so detailed is forty. It is
proposed to double the number. Strange
to say, the movement meets with some
opposition. The reasons underlying
the opposition are not apparent. The
proposition is distinctly a meritorious
one. It is an obvious fact that in time
of great emergency, involving the
placing of the nation in an attitude of
defense, almost entire dependence must
be placed upon the citizen soldiery.
It is equally obvious that it is lor the
best interests of the country to have
that soldiery in the highest possible
state of efficiency when it is called upon.
Ot course the organization of the na
tional guard and the various independ
ent militia companies does a great deal
toward bringing about this result, and
must necessarily remain the means most
to be relied upon. But the good work
done by the militia might easily be sup
plemented by governmental co-opera
tion. There are many men who are
potential soldiers who have not found it
desirable or convenient to become mem
bers of militia companies. Though
when necessary these men would
be- expected to offer • themselves
as soldiers, yet both they and the service
would labor under the disadvantage in
volved in their lack of military training
and knowledge. But almost every man
has spent more or less of his youth at
school. Had he received military train
ing at that time, his value as a potential
soldier would have been largely in
Exactly upon this basis is built the
argument in favor of a more extended
detail of army officers as military in
structors in schools and colleges. Their
service could easily be spared in the
regular army, here the principal occu
pation of the officers, outside of
their routine duties, is the devising
of ways and means for killing
time. In the army they accomplish
practically nothing; as military in
structors they could not fail to accom
plish a great 'deal of good. It would be
well indeed if every school in the coun
try possessing the. requisite number of
students could organize a military com
pany of which a regular army offi
cer should be the commandant, and
the country would be none the loser if
every subaltern officer who is in the
regular army should be assigned to such
It is quite likely that such instruc
tion will some day be extended to the
public school system of the country.
Certainly such a solution of the problem
of making the national strength most
effective is far more agreeable than that
adopted by any other nation.
Senator Edmunds, who until recently
has represented Vermont in the na
tional senate with distinguished ability
and credit, is just now giving the coun
try an exhibition of just how small an
alleged statesman can be when he sets
himself about it.
Edmunds' smallness is being exhib
ited in connection with the confirma
tion of Mr. Fuller as chief justice.
There is no question about Mr. Full
er's ultimate confirmation. Enough
Republican senators have announced
their intention to vote for him to place
that matter beyond the realm ol doubt.
His qualifications have been examined,
and have been found unexceptionable.
In every way he has been proven
worthy of the high honor . conferred
upon him.
But Senator Edmunds did not ap
prove of his appointment. He is a
Western man. That only is sufficient
to constitute a crime in his eyes; but in
addition he is a Democrat, and his eleva
tion resulted in the discomfiture of
one of the senator's personal friends,
Hence his vindictiveness. As chairman
of the judiciary committee Senator
EDMUNDS can delay the reporting of
Mr. Fuller's name virtually as -long
as he pleases.
The senate could of course, order that
the report be made; but that bugbear"
"senatorial courtesy," would prevent,
even if it had the Inclination. In the
meanwhile, that the' senator's spleen
may be exhibited, the supreme court,
already overcrowded with business,
must remain handicapped by being de
prived of much needed assistance, and
every one having business before it
must be inconvenienced.
It is an exhibition of narrow-minded
ness which does not well comport with
the reputation Edmunds had gained.
Mr. Fuller can much better afford to
suffer from it than the Vermont senator
can afford to suffer from the eventual
■«•» ;
Ring forth the glad hurrah and let the
tocsin sound. Hang all our banners on
the outer wall and prepare for a season
of joy and jollification. Buffalo Bill
lias returned.
He whom the London Court Journal
knows as Hon. Col. William F. Cody
is once more in our midst, heading his
Wild West show, his companies of In
dians and cowboys, as proudly ever Ro
man conqueror did his legions. It is a
proud time for William: He returns not
only with the proud consciousness that
he numbers upon Ids list of personal
friends not only all the -aristocracy of
England, but every member of. the royal
family as well, including -the queen
herself. r yi ';'_ ; 7 ... "V. y; ; "~
, He returns with . the happy thought
that he is. hand and glove with all- those
exalted "and more or less spoiled per
sonages, the receiving from whom of a
condescending nod of acquaintance is
the summit of the ambition of 60 many
alleged Americans. He returns,, and
this is more to the. point, 'with over a
million dollars of good English gold,
and naturally enough he finds the world
fair to look upon,' and his native land
particularly prepossessing.
Therefore let us hasten to/lo full honor
to the modern William the .Conqueror.
Let us congratulate him upon his res
toration of the financial balance between
England and America, seriously dis
turbed by the number of American
dollars which various ones of our trans-
Atlantic cousins have succeeded iv
coaxing from our pockets.
Let us forgivingly overlook the de
moralizing society in which the cable
has told us Bison William spent so
much time, and let us fittingly reward
him for his patriotic service by electing
him president of the American Anglo
A Man of the World.
Chicago Herald.
There is probably no figure either in
real life or in iiction quite so admirable
as the well-dressed, self-poised man of
the world, and both in real life and in
fiction there have been some notable
characters of that kind. Men who are
always serene and quite sure of know
ing their way, who go to their point as
a bullet goes to its mark— men with
power of eye, always equal to the occa
sion no matter what befalls, and who
carry victory over men and over events
in their carriage and demeanor. Their
world is the real stirring world of men
and women all about us, and compre
hends the survey of crime, vice and
errors as well as truth, virtue and inno
cence. They do not live in Arcady or
Uptoplia,nor do they expect to find per
fection anywhere but in heaven. They
have the toleration which grows out of
wisdom and are not cynical and austere,
but charitable, a condition of mind in
evitable to the just man who under
stands humanity. They have withal
the urbanity, the grace and manner,and
calmness of mind which defeat opposi
tion and assure success from the begin
Protection Doomed.
New York Herald. *
It is our deliberate judgment that if
the Mills bill fails to become a law at
this session protection is doomed. There
will never again be proposed in congress
so moderate and conservative a measure
of tariff reform as this bill. Discussion
will disclose to the American people
what they do not yet even suspect—
the real enormity of the monopolist sys
tem which appeals tor "protection."
When they have been made to see that
they will sweep it all indignantly away
and decree freedom of exchange, as they
decreed freedom of productive labor.
All the revenue required for all pur
poses, including pensions and the inter
est on the debt, can be raised by duties
and internal taxes on not more than
twelve or fourteen articles. Is it wise
for the monopolist capitalists, by de
feating the Mills bill, to provoke a dis
cussion which will make this clear to
every man and woman iv the United
Nebraska Preferences,
Omaha Republican.
The Republican prints to-day a large
number of responses to its request for
expression of preferences by Repub
licans in the selection of candidates for
president and vice president. The re
sponses come from leading Republicans
in all parts of the state, and taken to
gether they form an expressive "straw."
f hey show, unmistakably, a preponder
ance of sentiment in favor of the nomi
nation of James G. Blame for president,
with Judge Gresham in the position of
a good second. Allison, Sherman, Sher
idan, Alger and Lincoln all have their
admirers, but they are all far behind
the leaders. It may be noticed that be
side being the first choice of many,
Gresham is the second choice of a num
ber of those whose first choice is Blame,
while the latter is the second choice of
The Moon Has Changed.
Washington Post.
In the Forty-eighth and. Forty-ninth
congresses the Democratic party in the
house of representatives was fearfully
and disastrously discordant. In the
present congress it is practically united.
When, in 1884, Mr. Randall and his fac
tion joined the Republicans in striking
out the enacting clause of the first Mor
rison bill, and when, two years later,
another Randall contingent united with
the Republicans in refusing considera
tion to the second Morrison bill, the
enemies cf revenue reform were jubi
lant and its friends disheartened. Now
the conditions are reversed, the discord
and disgruntlement being on the side of
the war-tariff champions and the cheer
fulness and confidence on the Demo
cratic side.
Overdid It.
Evening Wisconsin.
The friends of temperance in Michi
gan simply overdid the business of tem
perance reform in their passage of the
local option law which has just been de
clared unconstitutional by the Michigan
supreme court. They professed to de
sire such a law only as should "regu
late" through local option, "the manu
facture and sale of liquor." But in their
zeal to make it a clincher they virtually
enacted a law of prohibition and of
moral reform in various directions. On
the ground that it embraces more than
one object, the supreme court has de
clared it of no effect.
Eminently Commendable.
New York Star.
The very explicit dispatch of our
Washington correspondent sets at rest
the mischievous gossip that the Demo
cratic state platform as unsatisfac
tory to the friends of the president. The
truth is that the work of the New York
Democracy was regarded as eminently
commendable and helpful to the good
Preparing to Eat Crow.
Chicago Globe.
The footers for the Gresham boom
are becoming tedious, and ought to be
persuaded to quit. Mr. Blame is in the
field; he has pulled in the string at
tached to his withdrawal, and the little
booms are no longer of any account.
The sooner the organs drop Gresham
the less crow they will have to eat a
month hence.
An Era of Good Feeling.
San Francisco Examiner.
The president's re-election this fall
bids fair to open another "era of good
reeling," like that which accompanied
the second election of Monroe. Most Re- '
publicans who are not candidates for
office have no serious fault to find with
his administration. The country is out
growing the senseless divisions of the
past, and the harmony in the Democratic
party foreshadows a wider harmony in
the nation.
Gresham Eyes. -
Detroit Free Press.
The "Gresham eyes," it is said, are
famous in Harrison county, Indiana,
and the belles of the family are justly
proud of them. They will be prouder
still at the Gresham ayes in the Chicago
convention, though the chances are they
will be overwhelmed by the noes.
Amply Offset.
Omaha World. "
The Spectacle of a Democratic con
gressman joining with the Republicans
against tariff reform is not. a pleasing
one. It \ is, however^ more than offset
by the spectacle of a - Republican con
vention indorsing a .Democratic presi
dent. '
Of Great Benefit.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
There has been no debate in congress
for many years which has so strength
ened the Democratic party as the debate
oil the Mills bill.
- All Dudes Here.
St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Republicanism in St. Louis is made
up of dudes and hoodlums, with the
hoodlums on top. ■
He and His Henchmen Working Capt.
Reed Badly.
A Fine Trap Sat for Third District
Republicans This
Year. >'-■-
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To the Editor of the Globe. ;iv ;
Inasmuch as Republicans", as well as-.
Democrats, must rely upon the Globe
for information, I deem it my duty to
inform them of a nice little game that is
being played within their own party.'
They need not "give it away," but X'
doubt not it will interest them. It may
surprise them, but when 1 call their at
tention to the facts within their knowl
edge, they will wonder at not discover-,
ing it before, for it is not a newly con
cocted plan. It has been incubating
ever since Mr. Strait's return from con
gress, a year ago. The scheming begaii
about the time, when some of our peo
ple wondered what it was that caused
our ex-Postmaster Graves to go to St.
Paul to meet and confer with the major
at the Merchants hotel. The game I
refer to is a deep and well-laid scheme,
which has been entered into by ex-Con
gressman Strait and his former hench
men to capture the Republican nomina
tion for congress, or to at least
The plot is,, to have the convention so
composed that there will be no choice,
and the major is to then be brought for
ward, as "the only man upon whom del
egates and party can unite." Failing in
this, they arc to compass the defeat of
Capt. Reed, When in congress, Strait
gathered around him a number of hench
men, by means of official appointments
secured them, and be it said, they were
true and loyal to their master. If he
wanted anything in this country, the
first man he wrote to was Mr. Graves,
our late postmaster; if he wished any
thing looked after in Rice county, he
sent a message to E. N. Leavenr, then
postmaster at Faribault. If Kandiyohi
county had to be attended to, he had
then postmaster at Atwater, attend
to it; if Swift county needed looking
after, he had D. S. Hall, then in the
Benson land office, attend to who
was also to look over into Renville
county (where he owned a farm) at the
same time Simmons, of Apple
ton, (brother of our Sim
mons, who. is • chairman of the con
gressional district committee, and now
helping on Graves in this scheme) co
operated with Hall and took care of that
side of Swift county. Through these
men he informed the smaller fry post
masters what he (Strait) wanted done
and they had to do it— "don't you for
get it."
Before Strait "retired," B. B. Herbert
in this county, against his having a
lease of the office of M. C. and Capt. A.
H. Reed did the same thing in McLeod
county. Their "kicking" became in
fectious, and others imitating them.
Strait deemed it prudent, two years ago,
to not be a candidate and "retired."
But when he did, he and his henchmen,
vowed vengeance upon B. B. Herbert,
Capt. A. 11. Reed and friends. They
have, they think, squared accounts with
Mr. Herbert, and now they are after
Reed's scalp; which they propose to
take by nominating the major himself—
if possible. Notice how the scheme de
velops itself, and how each of the above
mentioned henchmen are
Marcus Johnson is coming to the con
vention, as one of the delegation from
Kandiyohi county; E. X. Leavens heads
the delegation from Rice county, and it
is gravely announced that the "prepon
derance of sentiment among the dele
gates is strongly in favor of Maj.
Strait." Of course it is. The' delega
tion from Swift county comes under the
leadership of Simmons, of Appier
ton: under the thin guise ot be?'
ing instructed for Strait's prin
cipal supporter and friend, D. S. Hall.
This Appleton Simmons "gave the snap
away," when, a short time ago in Min
neapolis, he told the reporter of the
Star-News that "the prevalent opinion
was that Strait was the coming man."
The scheme was working, you see. The
Carver county delegation is made up (of
course) of ex-Postmaster John S. Nel
son and
An attempt was made to prevent Capt.
Reed securing the delegation from
Renville county, by bringing out Eric
Ericson, au old supporter of Strait, as a
candidate, but the people of Renville
county "got on to the racket" in the
eleventh hour, and the Ericson dodge
failed. Whether there are any, in the
other instructed delegations, who are in
this scheme of Strait's 1 do not know,
but 1 have called attention to enough to
prepare our Republican friends for the ]
great "surprise" that is iv store for i
them when the delegates to the next
Republican congressional convention !
make the "discovery" that in the inter- i
est of peace, harmony (louder on this
word) and success (shout) it is necessary
to nominate 11. B. Strait. "Don't give
it away." It is useless to make any
fuss. Reed's scalp is to be theirs.
Strait & Co. have decided that the Re
publican party shall take him (Strait)
for their M. C. or go without any Re
publican representative.
DEPENDENT Republican.
Red Wing, May 19.
Very Poor Material.
Mankato Democrat.
When the dominant party in a great
state like this of Minnesota— a state
which, as to the matters of the number
and quality of its statesmen, certainly
averages well with other states— has
the unwisdom to select such poor ma
terial for gubernatorial office as An
drew R. McGiil the sagacity of- that
party must be at a remarkable low ebb;
or that party is either criminally indif
ferent to the public welfare, or he is
actuated by very discreditable motives.
So the Democracy thinks; but as it is
a Republican funeral it is content to let
the exercises go on to a natural termina
A Base Slander.
Spring Valley Mercury.
The chamber of commerce of St. Paul
wants the mayor to authorize the police
to put in their time shooting the Ene'r
lish sparrows which infest that city. If
the police cannot hit sparrows any bet
ter than they can an escaping criminal
at which they shoot, it will cost St. Paul,
more for ammunition than the damage
done by all the sparrows in America. "•
Impossible. n ~
Glencoe Register. „*
Ignatius Donnelly, our own Shake
spearian Ig, has been nominated for
governor by the Farmers' alliance of
Meeker county. If Donnelly would
only get up a cipher and solve theprob*
lem as to who will be the next Repub
lican candidate for governor, he would*
add greatly to his fame and fortune. It'
would be extensively sighed for.
Loren a Little Off.
Wheaton Gazette.
If the - country delegates at the next
state convention work as unitedly .as
they did at the last your "Uncle Loren' .
will find that he was a little off in pre
dicting that McGiil would be the Re
publican nominee for governor.
Please Note This.
Renville Union.
Will the Minneapolis Tribune please
note that the Blame men got left and
the Gresham men elected on Wednes
day's convention. Verily, the Gresham
boom is "petering out"-— his opponents.
And Be Beaten.
Brainerd News. »'.."-v
With Railroad Corporation Depew. as
the national candidate, and Shave-Paper
Banker Merriam for the gubernatorial,
what a beautiful race the Republicans
could run iii Miunesota I '•■:-'*
What a California Man Got for
Swindling a Panner — Paul
j Grottkau, the Socialist Leader,
; Released An Attempt to Burn
• a South Carolina Town.
\ Sax Francisco, May 21.— heavy
sentence has been imposed on Simon
Hamburg for swindling a man out of
59.500. Last November Hamburg and
an ' accomplice sold 'to a man named
Parker, an Oregon farmer, certain real
estate in this city to which they had no
title. Parker did not examine 'the title,
but gave them $3,000 cash and his farm
in Oregon, worth $6,500. When recently
the. title to the city property was found
to be defective, Hamburg entered a
plea that he sold under a belief that the
title was perfect, but he would not re
fund the money. - Later Hamburg's ac
complice confessed that Hamburg had
deliberately planned to rob Parker of
his money. The jury then found Ham
burg guilty, aud the court in sentencing
the prisoner regretted that the crime of
which he was guilty was only a misde
meanor in California. The judge then
sentenced him to imprisonment in the
county jail for one year, and to pay a
fine equal to double the amount of
money he fraudulently obtained from
Parker, namely, a fine of §19,000, and
that in default of payment of the fine he
be further imprisoned at the rate of one
day for each dollar. If the fine is not
paid Hamburg will therefore have to
serve altogether fifty-three years aud
twenty days.
Paul Grottkau Released.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 21.— Paul
Grottkau, the socialistic leader, who
was sentenced to one year in the house
of correction about a year ago, but who
entered the prison about the sth of
April, this year, while an appeal was
taken to the supreme court, has been
released by a writ of habeas corpus be
fore Judge Johnson of the superior
court, who decided that the term of his
punishment had ended with May 7,
Tried to Burn the Town.
Charleston, S. C, May 21.— A delib
erate attempt was made Sunday night
to burn the town of Anderson. Two
dwellings, a kitchen and two large sta
bles were set on fire. The stables were
destroyed. Excitement runs high.
«Si— —
A Fair Trade in All the Cereals
London, May 21.— The Mark Lane
Express, in its review of the British
grain trade during the past week, says:
English wheat values during the week
have been difficult to maintain. The
demand for flour is "small, but the
quantities now ground local
are so much reduced that the
provincial markets have raised the
price of country flour. The hot weather
has given an impetus to croos, aud
the barley, oat and wheat fields show
an excellent .plant. If the favorable
weather lasts the crops promise to be
above the average. Foreign wheatgis
slow and unchanged, wifli the excep
tion of Russian, which is a
fraction cheaper. The excitement
in the markets of America has
not affected values here. India is be
ginning to ship more freely. Lower
freights are also causing animation in
the shipments from Australia. Foreign
flour is held against buyers. Corn is in
less demand, values are" rather weaker.
There is a fair trade for oats at en
hanced prices. Linseed is weak; Cal
cutta seed on the spot is quoted at 30
shillings, Od, ex-ship. To-day is a holi
Philadelphia, May 21.— A.
Wilson Norris, auditor general of Penn
sylvania, died at his residence in this
city* this morning of complete prostra
tion of the nervous system.
Chicago, May 21.— Adelbert Kreger,
a 'delegate from Dayton, 0., to the
North American Turner Bund conven
tion, died suddenly of apoplexy this
morning. He was commonly known as
the "Bundes uncle." He was a bach
elor. A will was found on his body,
which gives directions for the crema
tion of his body at Dayton.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., May 21.—
Mrs. P. Lashaway, one of the oldest
and most respected residents ot this
city, died this morning.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux City. 10., May 11.— Mrs. J. X.
Brands, wife of the manager of the
Sioux City Newspaper Union, a most
estimable lady, well known here and in
Chicago where the family lived a num
ber of years, died this morning.
Canadian Crops.
Toronto, Out., May 21.— The Ontario
department of agriculture has issued a
crop report under date of May 15 which
shows that fall wheat is rather un
promising, though much depends upon
the character of the weather up to the
middle of June. The season has been
very backward. Regarding spring
work, the impression from a perusal of
the report is that, although the harvest
may be a week later than usual, the ex
cellent state of the seed bed will ren
der it fully up to the mark. Of spring
grains oats appear to be the favorite.
Spring wheat is steadily declining in
popularity. Barley is increasing in
Seventy Horses Suffocated.
i Chicago, May 21.— At 2 o'clock this
morning fire broke out in a barn on
West Monroe street. Seventy horses
were suffocated. Two families lived
over the barn. John Feoron and his
wife, with five children, were nearly
suffocated, and one child will die. Samp
son Stafford, wife and one child were
rescued by the firemen in an uncon
scious condition. The barn belonged to
A. M. Forbes. Mr. Forbes thinks the
fire was incendiary. The seventy horses
are estimated to have been worth 5275
each, insured for .S2OO each. The har
ness was damaged $1,500 and the build
ing $200.
Ate the Extra Ones.
A Foo Choo delegate to the Methodist
national conference asked that body on
Thursday if a convert from heathenism
having more than one wife could retain
more than one wife and at the same
time be a good Methodist. It is to lie
hoped that if the answer shall be in the
negative those who may be affected by
the decision will not follow the example
of a certain Fiji chief. Upon his con
version to Christianity that wortli3',hav
ing been admonished to abandon polyg
gamy, shortly afterward informed the'
missionary that he had disposed of his
extra wives by eating them.
:.l Hans Hanson Drowned.
Special to the Globe.
Great Falls, Mont., May Hans
Hanson, formerly civil engineer, well
known in the West, fell overboard at a
steamboat" excursion last night and
drowned. The body has not yet been
recovered. Hanson is supposed to have
relatives in Minnesota.

On the Spur of the Moment.
Civil Service Examiner— What is the
capital of Michigan?
Candidate (who has just been reading
one of Gov. Alger's campaign docu
. A proud and happy man is he.
All Nature's secrets knowing, '^S^BSs
Who reads God's truths on land and sea
And reaps contentment's sowing;
.Who knows the Lord inflicts no dearth
Without a blessing to it,
i And that enjoyment of the earth
j Depends on how you view it;
That Nature's hieroglyphics traced
On heaven and earth and ocean,
.Are object-lessons teaching truth—
: Interpreted in motion, „.;■
That all of these harmonious blend
-. With no truth disagreeing, -
And each its message yields to thoso
Who have the gift of seeiug.
So every true and perfect thing
i Yields to his soul its sweetness;
'■ A monarch he, and more than king,.
. Who knows the grand completeness.
•; —America Magazine.
St. Paul and im Minneapolis
Benefited by the Recent
Advance in Rates.
A Fearful Wail From St. Louis
in Regard to Vestibuled
The Duluth and Omaha Air
Line Will Not Be Built at
Tickets for the National Con
ventions—A New Road in
The advance in rates from Chicago,
Milwaukee and common points to St.
Paul and Minneapolis is a matter of no
small interest and advantage to the job
bers of the twin cities. By this action a
large territory into which the mercan
tile houses of the Northwestern cities
have been shipping has been directly af
fected for the good of jobbers of St. Paul
and Minneapolis. From Chicago, for in
stance, rates to points on the Winona &
St. Peter division, Dakota Central di
vision, and divisions north on the Chi
cago & Northwestern have been raised,
while rates from St. Paul and Minne
apolis to the same divisions remain the
same as heretofore, and consequent!
jobbers here will experience an unprece
dented advantage in rates to points on
the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha and
Chicago & Northwestern railways.
When the low rates by lake offered by
the St. Paul & Duluth and Omaha rail
ways are taken into consideration in
connection with the manifestly low
rates made frOm St. Paul and Minneap
olis to points on the Northwestern line,
merchants in the Twin Cities need have
no fears about their ability to compete
with Chicago in the rich territory
through which the Omaha and Chicago
& Northwestern railways run.
They Are Taking All the Passen
ger Business Away From St.
St. Louis is now greatly exercised
over the vestibuled trains that are being
sent out from and through to Chicago.
Upon this subject the Globe-Democrat
publishes a long article, in which it
openly declares that Chicago is taking
all the passenger business away from
St. Louis. This wail opens as follows:
"Circulars were received in this city
(St. Louis) yesterday by the general
passenger agents announcing the in
auguration of the vestibuled train serv
ice between Minneapolis, St. Paul and
Chicago by the Northwestern line. The
sleeping cars on these trains have been
built expressly for this service by the
Pullman and Wagner companies, and
for beauty of interior, design and
luxurious arrangement are said to com
pletely eclipse the far-famed vestibuled
trains of the East." The article then
proceeds to describe the train and says:
"This gives Chicago the magnificent
vestibuled train service to Northern,
Eastern and Western points. A rail
road official, in talking over the matter,
said that a simple statement of these
facts was reason enough why the great
tide of passenger traffic from the West
was being diverted every day by the
way ot Chicago. The fact could not be
disguised or denied that an immense
amount of traffic was going that way
just now that should come by the way
of St. Louis. The traveling public could
not be blamed for accepting the best ac
commodations obtainable for their
money. The Chicago roads were charg
ing no more for traveling in vestibuled
trains than the St. Loins lines were
charging for accommodations in their
rickety old coaches that should have
been side-tracked long ago or converted
into boarding-house cars for construc
tion trains. Some of the St. Louis lines
have not yet put on chair cars, and
after they decide to make that improve
ment for the accommodation of the
public they will doubtless say that
vestibuled trains will be good enough
for the patrons of their lines ten years
Whre and When They Will Be
Placed on Sale.
Sax Francisco, May 31.— Trans
continental association, at its meeting
to-day, fixed the time within which
tickets may be used by persons attend
ing the national conventions. The sale
of tickets for Chicago will commence
June 9, and tickets will be good for east
ward passage until June 17, and for re
turn journey until Sept. 30. The sale of
tickets for St. Louis will commence
May 20, and. tickets can be used for
eastward trip until June 5, and for re
turn until Aug. 30. The Missouri
Pacific and the St.Louis &San Francisco
roads have notified the Transcontinental
association that they will agree to any
arrangement that is made by them. Chair
man Abbott, of the Southwestern associa
tion, replied to Mr. Leeds' telegram,
asking that eleven days limit be broken,
replied that he could not break the rule
unless with the full consent of the line
in the association.
The St. Paul & Southern.
Special to the Globe.
Waseca, Minn., May 21.— 1t is re
ported here on what is considered re
liable authority that the proposed air
line from Duluth to Omaha, and which
would, if constructed, run through this
county, will not be built, at least not
for some time to come. This has re
vived interest in the proposed St. Paul
& Southern railroad, whose principal
officers are residents of this city, and
which line, if constructed, would run
parallel to the one above mentioned.
Prominent officials of the St. Paul &
Southern assert that there is no doubt
but that the road will be built, and it is
rumored that negotiations are now in
progress which, if successful, will in
sure its completion. Mr. Bohen, vice
president of this road, is now in St.
Live Stock Rates.
Chicago, May 21.— Chicago &
Northwestern road to-day put into effect
on its Nebraska lines the live stock
rates adopted by the Burlington. This
simply means that the tariff rate on live
stock shipped in ordinary cars is made
to apply to all cars of whatever length,
whereas it has been customary to charge
10 per cent more per carload where
thirty-four-foot cars were used. All the
roads are meeting the Burlington's ac
tion in this direction. Instead of charg
ing extra for the long cars an allowance
is now made to the shipper where the
short car is used.
A New Dakota Road.
Special to the Globe.
Huron - , Dak., May 21.— A large force
of graders began work on the Forest
City & Southwestern, and will have the
first section completed to Gettysburg by
the Ist of August, and it will be ironed
and equipped as soon as completed. A
corps of engineers will begin running a
line from Gettysburg to this place the
first of next week. Forest City and
towns along the proposed line are de
lighted with the prospects aud Forest
City is enjoying a boom.
A Canard.
A gentleman in Minneapolis yester
day aired his railroad notions in an
evening paper published in that city.
He declared that the result of the meet
ing held in Chicago last week to discuss
rates had not been divulged, and then
proceeded to set forth the conclusions
and determinations arrived at. A prom
inent official of the Omaha road, when
shown the article,' characterized it as a
silly canard, which is about what it ap
pears. -.v.'--
Chips From the Ties.
The St. Paul & Duluth will to-day test the
bridge over the St. Louis river at Grassy
Point. It will bo done by running one of the
biggest Mogul locomotives upon the brige, to
gether with twelve flat cars loaded with steel
The St. Paul & Kansas City road will on
the Ist of June prorate from points east of
Pittsburg aud Buffalo. This action on the
part of this road is for all the year around,
and not for the late season ouly.
F. B. Clarke left last night for Chicago to
attend the meeting of the general managers
to be held to-day to * complete the rate busi
It is expected that General Manager Oakes,
of the Northern Pacific, will return from New
York this week Thursday or Friday.
The Wisconsin Central yesterday took
thirty double-deck cars of' Moutaua sheep
from the Transfer to Chicago.
P. B. Groat, agent of the laud department
of the Northern Pacific, has just returned
from the East. &&£g?w!S3|
Chaska and his bride went to Chicago Sun
day evening over the Northwestern line.
A Grand. Protest Against the Chi
cago Council.
Chicago, May 21.— The recent over
whelming defeat in the city council of
an ordinance prohibiting the location of
saloons in the immediate vicinity of
churches and schools, and placing cer
tain restrictions on Sunday liquor
traffic, has resulted hi arousing a great
deal of indignation among a large class
of citizens. Numerous meetings have
been called to take action in the matter,
and the first of these was held last even
ing by the members of the Holy Family
Catholic parish. Several telling speeches
were made, and a petition framed and
signed by over 900 parishioners asking
the council to pass the defeated ordi
nance, or one similar thereto. Resolu
tions were adopted denouncing the
nineteen Catholic aldermen who had
voted against the ordinance, and ad
monishing them to either vote or re
form or resign their seats. Th Cath
olics of nearly every parish in the city,
it is said, have signified their intention
of taking a similar action at once.
Rev. Bishop Fallows, of the Re
formed Episcopal church, also de
livered an earnest address on the
subject in St. Paul's church. He held
it to be the duty of church people to
take especial pains to see that the pres
ent council was changed as speedily as
possible. The council had arrayed
itself against the church; had jeered
and scoffed at petitions, and the church
should accept the issue. Every shade
of religious faith should unite in the
Rev.- Mr. Crawford, of the Fulton
street Methodist Episcopal church, said
the municipal government had not done
its duty toward law-abiding citizens.
The people had been overriden simply
because there were thirty aldermen in
the council who were either saloon
keepers or had friends in the business.
The duty of right-minded citizens is
Prepariug for the Bishops* Elec
tion To-Day.
New York, May To-day's session
of the general Methodist conference
was presided over by Bishop Walden.
Dr. Fame, of Ohio, of the committee on
education, presented a report in refer
ence to removing Hie discriminations
now existing against the students of the
conference schools as set forth in the
memorial of the New England confer
ence, which report was adverse to the
memorial. The report provoked some
discussion, but was finally adopted.
The committee on ecumenical council
reported a resolution in connection with
the coming ecumenical conference,
which recommended that each annual
conference should send two clerical
and two lay delegates. Dr. Walsh of
fered a^ an amendment that the delega
tion consist of but two representatives,
instead of four. Adopted, and re
port as thus amended was passed.
Then came up the question as to
where the money was to come to meet
the expenses of delegates to this con
ference. Dr. Hunt offered a resolution
that the. general conference should not
incur any expense in connection with
the ecumenical ; council. Dr. Smart,
who is guardian of the funds of the
Methodist Book concern, then got up
and wanted to know where the money
was to come from. He declared that
not one penny of the book concern fund
could be used, and if it were done, it
would simply be misappropriating its
funds and ouly be a dishonest transac
tion. His remarks were loudly ap
plauded, and the resolution of Dr.
Hunt was adopted. The committee on
episcopacy then, through Dr. Lanahan,
reported the order of election, and
recommended that all nominations for
offices except bishops should be made
in open conference without comment.
Bishops will be first elected, then agents
of the book concern, then secretaries and
then editors. The report was adopted.
The committee on missions presented a
report recommending the election of a
missionary bishop for India and Ma
laysia. The inevitable discussion was
precipitated, and Dr. Flood came to the
rescue by offering a motion, which was
carried, making it the order of the day
for to-morrow immediately after the
reading of the journal. While all this
was going on the members were leaving
their seats and congregating in the lob
by. Electioneering for to-morrow's
election of bishops was in order, and it
was learned that, in opposition to the
methods of other years, printed ballots
have been obtained containing the
names of five candidates. It is au open
secret that the name of Dr. J. 11. Vin
cent is on all these tickets, and his
election is a foregone conclusion. Revs.
Neely, Kynell and Spencer are also men
tioned as probably successful candidates.
While discussing the missionary bishop
for India matter, the time expired, and
Bishop Walden declared the session ad
The Metropolitan Opera House
Filled From Top to Bottom.
New York, May 21.— testimonial
benefit given to Lester Wallack at the
Metropolitan Opera house to-night drew
an immense audience. The vast build
ing was thronged to • the top gallery.
The play selected was "Hamlet," and
many of the leading stars in the theat
rical profession took part. The cast
was as follows: ;
;ilamlet, Edwin Booth; Ghost of Ham
let's father, Lawrence Barrett; King
Claudius, Frank Mayo; Polonius, John
Gilbert; Laertes,Eben Plympton ; Hora
tio, John A. Lane; Rosencranz, Charles
Hanford;Guildenstern, Lawrence Han
ley; Osric, Charles Koehler; Marcellus,
Edwin H. Vanderfelt; Bernardo, Her
bert Kelcey; Francisco, Frank Mor
daunt; First Actor, Joseph Wheelock;
Second Actor, Milnes Levick; First
Grave Digger, Joseph Jefferson; Sec
ond Grave Digger, W. J. Florence;
Priest, Harry Edwards; Ophelia, Helene
Modjeska; The Queen, Gertrude Kell
ogg; The Player Queen, Rose Coghlan.
After the curtain had been rung down
at the close of the third act.it was raised
again and Lester Wallack was seen
standing beside a table laden with flow
ers. The stght was a signal for a great '
demonstration before it was over.
Three cheers were called for and
heartily given. Mr. Wallack stepped
to the footlights and expressed
his gratification at this demonstration
of public favor, and took occasion to
thank Managers A. M. Palmer and
Augustin Daly and Actors Edwin
Booth, Lawrence Barrett and Joseph
Jefferson for having conceived and car
ried through this testimonial. At the
close of the second act Booth had to re
spond to two encores. The total re
ceipts are $20,300, of which Mr. Wallack
will receive about $20,000.
Sioux Falls Stono.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, Dak., May 21.— A party
of twenty-five from St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Chicago visited Sioux Falls
to-day to look up" the stone interests
here.. The party was organized and
headed by Col. J. H. Drake. It came in
a special which left at 10 o'clock for St.
He ' Condemns the Practice of
Slave-Dealing— Frederick Con
tinues to Improve— Dr. Marigold
Will Search for Stanley — The
Queen Off for Balmoral — A
Drouth at Tunis The Political
Liberty of France.
Rome, May 21.— The pope has issued
an encyclical of twenty-seven pages
dealing with the slavery question. After
referring to the teachings of the Bible,
he inculcates the abandonment of slave
dealing in Egypt, the Soudan and Zan
zibar aud reiterates his condemnation
of the practice. He demands protection
for the missionaries in Africa and elo
quently refers to the labors of Peter
Claver. In conclusion he praises Dom
Pedro for abolishing slavery in Brazil.
Frederick Still Improving.
Berlin, May Emperor Freder
ick passed a very good day. His pulse
was better than it has been at any time
since the operation was performed on
his throat. In the afternoon he drove
in an open carriage toward the Schloss
Lellevue in the Thiergarten, returning
in a closed carriage, lie met with en
thusiastic greeting along the route.
"Will Search for Stanley.
London, May 21.— Dr. Schweinfurth
writes from Brussels that there is no
reason to be uneasy about Stanley's fate,
He is probably waiting half-way far
iippoo Tib's reinforcements and stores,
without which it is useless to reach
V\ adelai. The government of the Congo
state has received advices that Dr. Man
gold, of Kiel, is about to start in search
of Stanley.
Off for Balmoral.
London, May 21.— queen started
to-day for Balmoral. The Prince of
Wales left this evening for Berlin to
attend the marriage of Prince Henry of
Prussia and Princess Irene of Hesse.
He takes with him a number of hand
some presents from the royal family of
England. '
A Drouth at Tunis.
London, May 21.— Advices from
Tunis say that no rain has fallen in that
state for the last seven months, and
that the Arabs are making a futile
search for pasturage and water. They
are bringing camels, oxen and horses to
the cities and selling them for the
merest song. The result is that at pres
ent there is a glut in the meat markets,
which will probably be followed by a
Will Proclaim Political Liberty.
Brussels, May 21. The council ol
Belgian socialists has sent to President
Carnot a letter in which it announces
the intention of the socialists, on the
president's arrival iii Brussels, to ac
claim in his person the political liberty of
trance, as a protest against the domin
ance of wealth in Belgium, notwith
standing the threatened prohibition of
such action by the government. The
council asks President Carnot to appeal
to King Leopold in behalf of the social
ists. The organizer of the movement is
Defusseaux, the ringleader of the
bloody riots in Hainault in 1380.
Hard on the Chinese.
London, May — Sir Henry Parkcs,
the premier of New South Wales, in a
dispatch to Commissioner Ileaton, says:
"The feeling against the Chinese is in
tense. Nine-tenths of the population
support the government, whose attitude
is unchanged. Chinese-, immigrants
will be sent back."
Trouble With Strikers.
Berlin, May 21.— Monster meetings
of workingmen are being held through
out Germany, and strikes are spread
ing. At Maycnce and Hamburg col
lisions have occurred between the
strikers and the police. At Neumunstei
a thousand strikers paraded the streets
singing the "Marseillaise," and a large
number of them were arrested.
-oaa— ■
— ~ '
Why the Recent Signal Service
Predictions Have Missed the
. Mark.
Why the signal service weather "in
dications" for the past two weeks have
not been more correct is a question
which has puzzled New Yorkers of late,
but it can be easily answered, says
the New York Times. The United
States signal service has no sta
tions on the Atlantic ocean. For
the past ten days the conditions of at
mosphere, barometer, humidity, etc., in
the West have been such as to causa
predictions for fair and clear weather
here in the East, but such was not to be.
It is supposed that there was an ab
normally high pressure ou the North
Atlantic, which was of course, un
known to the signal- service. This
high pressure drew up cold and
moisture from the Newfoundland
coast, which was swept down upon us
in the form of cold, drizzling rains. For
the past week the chart made up at
Washington every eight hours has been
very difficult to predict from. There
must be marked contrasts in meteorolog
ical conditions in order to make correct
predictions possible, but unfortunately
during the past ten days there have not
been any. The barometer was high all
over the West, or else it was low.
If the center of a "low" had just
passed over the east, and if the barom
eter was rising in the west, fair and
clear weather would be predicted here.
There is another explanation given for
the late incorrect predictions/ Observa
tions of the atmospheric conditions,
velocity of the wind, and all the other
facts necessary for a prediction are
telegraphed to Washington from the
200 different stations throughout the
United States. There they arc
examined and compared by an
officer who makes from them his pre
dictions as to what the weather will be
in different places. Prof. Hazen, the
officer at Washington, has done this
work for two weeks past. He is a com
parative novice in this line, having had,
all told, only about a month's experi
ence in predicting. It is thought
by those who know the service
that he was incompetent, and in
order to cover his inability he
guessed what the weather would
be and ran the chances of being cor
rect. The lowest minimum tempera
ture recorded in the past seventeen
years for the month of May is 34 deg., '•'
and the highest is 00 deg. The lowest
temperature for May this year is 4^
deg. ; highest, 70 deg.
The average rainfall for May during
the past seventeen years has been 2.03
inches. The excess of rainfall in New
York since Jan. 1, compared with tho
average during the past seventeen
years, is 4.54 inches. The deficiency in
temperature so far this year is 201 deg.,
equal to a daily average of 1% deg.
Several Fatalities Reported Near
Quincv, 111., May 21.— Reports re
ceived to-day record the drowning of
Samuel Moore by the floods in the
Indian Grave levee district, and of two
children of William Johnson in the Sny
district. Two- families living in the
Sny district are unaccounted for and no
trace of them can be found. It is prob
able that many fatalities will be re
corded when all the facts regarding the
flood are fully known. Much sickness
prevails among the destitute people
from the inundated districts, but the
relief committee of Quincy are render
ing every possible assistance to those in
distress. The river to-day is falling
slowly, having declined nine inches
from the highest point reached. Trains
on the Western roads will be resumed
to-morrow and the damage to all roads
in this locality will be repaired as
speedily as possible.
1 . _ ■ •
Anent the signal service.
, ...;.. L C t, us pleasantly complain
That a hoisted umbrella
It th* surest sign of rain.
—Indianapolis Press.

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