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Washington, May 26, 1 a, m.— For Michi
gan and Wisconsin : Slight changes iv tem
perature; fair weather, preceded by local
rains in Michigan; light to fresh variable
Winds. For Minnesota, Dakota, lowa and
•Missouri : Nearly stationary temperature,
lair weather, light to fresh variable winds.
• St. Paul, May 25.— following obser
vations were made at 8: -18 p. in., local time:
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•Duluth 29.86 56 Fort Garry 29.84 50
La Crosse. 29.88 (>*-' Ft. Sully.. 29.82 00
•Huron 29.86 02 Minnedoaa 29.84 52
MoorbMd. 29.86 53 Edmonton. 29.52 02
Bismarck. 29.84 02 Calgary.. . . 29.82 60
Ft. Buford 29.84 02 Medice 11. 29.74 62
Ft. Custer. 29.76 64 Q.uVAp'lle. 29.78 62
•Helena ..l-Jll.Tli! 56 Sit Cur'nt 29.72 04
If May will now take her departure
as speedily as possible, all may yet be
It will be impossible for the "rare"
days of coming June to equal the "raw"
days of the disappearing May.
A New York swell has been chal
lenged by his tailor. It must be becom
ing extremely difficult to collect bills in
New York.
The G iiesham boom will have to have
a high tariff attachment before it'be
comes effective among the Eastern mo
**r nopolists.
What would be Candidates Merri
am and M< (Jill's estimate of Hon.
Charley (Jilman as an independent
candidate for governor?
Mrs. Cleveland wants to spend
four years more in the White house,
stud of course the country will be too
gallant to disappoint her.
Our Ignatius lias been invited to
lecture at Oxford university. This in
vitation ought to be worth several new
subscriptions to The Book.
The elimination of the Fifth district
Would make the solution of various po
litical problems much easier for various
anxious Republican candidates.
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Why talk about the damage to the
crops caused .by the wet weather, when
the wounds caused by the postpone
ment of so many ball games are still
fresh. _
George Francis Train has returned
to New York, and the common, ordi
liary.every-day lunatics of the metropo
lis will have to fall back to second
Mrs. James Brown Potter thinks
St. Paul girls are extremely pretty.
Doubtless Mrs. J. B. P. thoroughly de
served the flattering audiences she had
in .st. Paul.
The brewers, who will meet in St.
Paul next Tuesday, should be accorded
a reception commensurate with their
rare discernment in the selection of a
meeting place.
Col. T. Peisc-iyai. Weadon brought
Lis variegated mustache down with
him from Minneapolis yesterday, and a
boom for another St. Paul theater at
once organized itself.
A Washington territory judge has
decided that woman suffrage is illegal.
Unless be is a bachelor he will probably
"keep in hiding for the next few days
until the storm blows over.
A good many of the politicians would
find that their booms would not suffer,
Band they themselves would gain in peace
of mind, if they would for a season sub
stitute fishing for wirepulling.
At a mock convention held at Har
vard, Cleveland received over 400
votes, and Blaixe about 200. This is
B about the proportion that will be main
tained throughout the country next
**•*•*■ .
There is no particular danger of a
- (•-mall-pox epidemic in the city at pres
ent, but it would be just as well to ren
der assurance doubly sure that every
house and all premises are in perfect
condition from a sanitary standpoint.
Tin*, party of visiting Georgians, which
had such an uncommonly pleasant time
in St. Paul yesterday, could have made
it a very profitable time also, if they had
lia'd the foresight to acquire a few feet of
St. Paul real estate. Of course, St. Paul
real estate dealers were too modest to
suggest such a course to them.
Minnesota prohibitionists and the ad
vocates of a license so high as to be
practically prohibitive will be much in
terested in the investigations which
have recently been made by several
thoroughly impartial newspaper men
regarding the workings of the prohibi
tory law in Maine. The friends of pro
hibition have had every opportunity in
that state to test the efficacy of the
measure, but despite the statements of
lien. Neal Dow and others, it seems to
have been an absolute failure. Each
one of the newspaper, men who took it
upon himself to find out the true state
of the case discovered numerous sa
loons, freely open, and had no difficulty
whatever in purchasing any kind of
liquor. Their experience was identi
cal with that of the writer, who,
being in Maine shortly after pro
hibition went into effect, personally
experienced an exactly similar state of
affairs. There is no concealment about
it. The liquor is sold as openly as it
ever was. drunkenness is as frequent,
and the only difference is the loss to the
city or town of the license money. by
means of which a very appreciable dif
ference in the general tax rate was
made possible. Impatience of restraint
is a characteristic of human nature. It
is that feeling which makes a man all
the more desirous of doing what he is
forbidden to do. It has exhibited itself
in a defiance of prohibitory laws in
Maine, and iv Kansas and lowa as well.
If a man wants to drink he is going to
do so, law or no law. It is useless for
the prohibitionists to attempt to escape
from that fact. It would, therefore, re
dound more largely to the public good
if, instead of devoting their energy to
an endeavor to head off the drinker, the
prohibitionists would devise some
feasible and fair means of rendering his
drinking and its consequences of the
least possible harm to the community.
Prohibition does not prohibit.
The horrible accident yesterday, when
an old man who was a stranger in the
city was mangled under the wheels of a
cable car, conveys a two-fold lesson. In
the first place, it illustrates the danger
of getting on and off the cars while in
motion, and in the second place the
criminal indifference of some of the
cable line officials and employes to the
conveniences that a public carrier
is expected to provide for the public.
There are a great, many people who
regard it as good athletic sport to jump
on and off the cable cars while they are
running, and who never seem to realize
that they are jeopardizing their lives in
doing so. A false step or a slip of the
foot will do the fatal work, as it did in
the case of this old gentleman yester
day. A person who wishes to take pas
sage on a cable car should always signal
the gripman to stop, and if the gripmau
refuses to heed the signal there is a
remedy against him.
The cable company is derelict in duty
in not putting up a sign at the Summit
crossing notifying the public that the
car does not stop at that point, and in
forming them at what point it will stop.
Or. what would be better, there ought
to be a platform erected for the accom
modation of passengers at the place,
above the crossing, where the cars on
the down run. usually stop for an inspec
tion of the brakes. In the case of the
accident yesterday, there seems to have
been no stop above the crossing; nor, in
fact, did there seem to be any effort to
stop the car while the old man was be
ing dragged along under the wheels.
The only plea the conductor and grip
man can offer in extenuation of what
looks to have been an act of barbarity
is that they were afraid to attempt to
stop the car while going down the Selby
grade, and to do that would be a con
fession that the brakes are not to he re
lied on. Which horn of the dilemma
will the company grasp?
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In its last Sunday issue the New York
Sun devotes a column and a half edi
torial to the discussion of the marvelous
development of the Mississippi valley
within the last half century, and pre
sents therewith statistics of the growth
of St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha, St.
Louis, Kansas City, Memphis and other
cities, from which it figures out that the
eighteen states and three territories
embraced within the Mississippi sys
tem contain 44 per cent of the entire
population of the United States, and
contribute something like 75 per cent
of the entire agricultural products of
the country. The consolation that the
Sun derives from this tendency of the
star of empire to pursue its course
westward is that New York is still the
common center of all this mighty
region, and that, as in olden times all
roads led to the imperial city on its
seven hills, so will New York continue
always to be the metropolis of the
Western world. Will It?
That New York will always be a great
metropolis is undeniable. Its position
and prestige will forever give it suprem
acy on the Atlantic coast. But has it ho
Pacific coast rival to fear? Is not the
day coming when the products of the
Mississippi valley will find a better
market on our Western shores? These
arc questions that our great Eastern
metropolis must face in the near future.
The fact is, our great Mississippi valley,
with its teeming millions and bountiful
harvests, cannot afford to have all roads
lead to one metropolis. We must have
two— one to the east and one to the
west, and both competing for our trade.
The Rocky mountains, which were once
supposed to be insurmountable barriers
between the Mississippi valley and the
Pacific coast, have been leveled by the
skill of modern engineering, and no
longer stand as an obstacle in the path
way of commerce. The links of steel
connecting our fertile valley with
the Pacific coast are multiplying,
and will multiply * until there
will be as many roads leading . in that
direction as in the opposite. One ad
vantage is that we are to have the East
and the West both competing for our
trade, with the additional advantage of
the outlet nature has provided by way
of the mouth of the Mississippi. Our
great valley was never designed to be a
pent-up Utica, dependent on one sea
port for a market. In the language of
Monte Cristo, the world is ours, in a
commercial sense, and we propose to
take possession of our inheritance. We
do not underestimate the importance of
New York to our mighty section, yet we
do not propose to have our enormous
trade placed under the domination of
one metropolis. We of the Mississippi
valley are free traders in the original
sense of the term, and all the four
quarters of the globe shall provide
markets for our products.
Kelley, the arch-protectionist, in
dorsing Gresham, the out-and-out free
trader! What a curious spectacle it is.
Illustrative, perhaps, of the inconsist
ency of the average politician, but still
instructive enough. For may it not be
taken as indicative of the fact that the
most ardent protectionist of them all
recognizes the irresistible tendency
toward tariff reform?
May not Pig Iron Kelley, astute
politician that be is, recognize the
fact that a large portion of his party has
discovered its worship of false idols and
now intends devoting itself to the true
faith? May it not be that, observing the
demand of the people for a champion
who will battle for their rights, the
mnuthpice of the monopolists is in favor
of temporizing with them, of allowing
them the letter of their demand while
undertaking to render the spirit of it
null and void?
In brief, may not Protectionist
Kelley consider it good politics to
favor the candidacy of a free trailer in
order that a large section of his party
may not be alienated, secure in the
knowledge that the hands of that candi
date, in the event of his success, may be
easily tied? Republican tariff reform
ers would do well to be suspicious of
such sympathy. They should fear the
Greeks, even though, bearing gifts.
There is but one direction in which
they can confidently look for aid with
out fear of being betrayed, and that, of
course, is in the Democratic party,
which stands committed to assist the
people in bringing about a reduction of
the iniquitous tariff.
. Allen O. Myers, a well-known Ohio
journalist and politician, has been ad
judged, by a jury of his peers, to be
guilty of ballot stuffing In elections, and
as a : punishment for the offense the
Court imposed a fine of *?100 and im
prisonment in the county jail for three*
months. Our dispatches inform us that
Mr. Myers expresses a willingness to
pay the fine if the court will only spare
him the mortification of going to jail. '
The Globe docs not undertake -to say
that Mr. Myers is guilty or that the
sentence of the court is just. On the
contrary, wo realize the fact that his
case was prejudiced by the political
conditions which entered into it, and
we know that the whole machinery of the
state government was actively em
ployed to secure his conviction. The
very light sentence that was imposed
for so grave a crime is evidence that the
court did not take much stock in the
opinion of the defendant's guilt.
But, assuming for the sake of argu
ment that the verdict of the jury
was in accordance with the evidence
in the case, it strikes us as most
ludicrous that a man guilty of ballot
stuffing should appeal to the tender
mercy of a court on the ground that
his sensitive pride would be wounded
by incarceration in a public prison, or
that a court should be influenced by
such an appeal. There is no meaner
grade of felony than ballot stuffing. The
man who would steal because he is in
want is to be pitied. Admiration
for the reckless courage of the
highwayman and the skill of
the burglar ameliorates their crimes.
But there is no redeeming quality in
the crime of ballot stuffing. The man
who is robbed of his vote is robbed of
the most precious jewel the American
citizen possesses. His gold and his sil
ver cannot compare in value to this
inestimable boon, which enables him to
protect both his life and his property.
When an American citizen is cheated
out of his vote, he is deprived of his
title of sovereignty. The ballot-staffer
is the vote robber, and there is no pun
ishment short of hanging too severe
for him. The ludicrousness of a ballot
stuffer appealing for clemency on the
ground that imprisonment would mor
tify his personal pride, is only equaled
by the farce of a law which permits
such a light punishment for so grave au
The real reason for the complete over
throw to • Congressman Randall in
Pennsylvania should not be lost sight
of. Contained in it is a very instructive
lesson, and also a very effective warn
ing. It was not because Mr. Randall
is not personally a very reputable man
it was not because the Pcnnsylvanians
have an abiding love for Congressman
Scott personally.
It was because Congressman Ran
dall represented ideas which the peo
ple, even of monopoly-ridden Pennsyl
vania, have at last learned to be hostile
to their interests; while Congressman
Scott happened to represent the rights
for which they were contending. It
was not because of any personal fealty
to Mr. Scott that they stood by him; it
was because they made him their mouth
piece. Mr. Randall is the most con
spicuous exponent of a high protective
tariff. He out-Herods in that respect
the most Republican Herod. The peo
ple have long appealed to him to listen
to their cries for aid, and always in
vain. B9pl
The leopard could more easily change
his spots than Mr. Randall his pro
tectionist opinions. Mr. Scott, on the
other hand, though a large manufact
urer and employer himself, has con
sistently and persistently advocated the
people's interests. He has maintained
upon all occasions the vital necessity of
tariff reform. Naturally, then, the peo
ple turn to him as their champion.
When the opportunity came for choos
ing, not between Mr. Scott and Mr.
Randall, but between a low tariff and
a high tariff advocate, they seized upon
it at once, with the result well known.
It was not a question of men, it was a
question of measures. Had Mr. Scott
been the high tariff champion and Mr.
Randall the low tariff advocate, the
latter would have been the victor.
And this same sentiment is finding ex
pression as occasion offers throughout
the length and breadth of the land.
The tone of the country press of Min
nesota in its editorial treatment of pol
itics is certainly higher than that of
many Eastern states. Minnesota has
already entered upon a campaign that
will be one of the most bitter on rec
ord. It involves as its most startling
issue* the perpetuation or disruption of
the local Republican party.
The campaign is further on than the
casual observer would think. Things
have been done, words uttered, suf
ficient to cause** hot wrath to rise and
reason to be swept away by passion.
Yet the country press has approached
the situation with a spirit of modera
tion and fairness, honorable to it in the
highest degree. The tariff has been
discussed with fair intelligence, candi
dates measured with calmness and crit
icism dealt out in courteous degree.
The campaign will be close and bit
ter, but the country press of Minnesota
has entered it in a manner to be deserv
edly commended. The country editors
of Minnesota have a standard far above
the average.
A very significant activity is reported
to be prevailing in the great iron J works
of Heir Krupp. The activity has be- ,
come so intense that it has rendered
necessary the building of an additional
establishment, and the reason for it lies
solely in the orders for heavy ordnance,
orders which exceed the present capac
ity of the great establishment. Nearly
every nation of Europe has ordered
heavy guns, and the iron works arc, in
consequence, running day and night to
supply the demand.
This activity is very indicative of the
uneasiness which is prevailing through
out Europe. It demonstrates that
nearly every nation believes that war
will occur in the near future, and that
its coming is so near at hand that all
possible haste must be made to prepare
for it. Ministers may talk of peace and
declare their belief that war cannot oc
cur. At the same time they are putting
their armies in the most effective possi
ble condition. Their actions speak
louder and truer than their words.
Of course, it is very painful to see
brethren unable to dwell together in
unity, but at the same time,if they must
fight, it is a fortunate thing that Amer
ica is in a position to sympathize with
each combatant to the extent of selling
each nation, impartially, all the sup
plies necessary.
The censorship which the German
government has established over the
press in that country and the dispatches
which correspondents of other papers
attempt to send out is complete. Noth
ing is printed in the German news
papers that Bismarck disapproves, and
nothing is sent over the wires to foreign
journals which would give the world at
large an adequate idea of the true state
of affairs in Germany.
Several American newspaper men
have, however, succeeded in smuggling
through to their, papers dispatches
which point out the extreme to which
the censorship idea is carried. There
is no such thing as the freedom of the
press in Germany. It must be the
servile tool of the government or noth
ing. It is, from the American stand
point, both. BffTTrEffiEjf^
Nothing could be better illustrative
of the point to which autocratic power
has been pushed in Germany^ It is not
a government lor the people, but for the
ruling family, and notwithstanding the
fact that German culture and scholor
ship are the equal of any in the world,
they must be hampered and humiliated
upon the slightest whim of those in
power, a power but little less despotic
than that exercised by the czar.
But there are indications that the
limit has very nearly been reached in
Germany. The thousands of Germans
who in this country have learned to
taste the sweets of self-government are
exerting a salutary influence upon the
Fatherland. There are evidences that
this influence is already having a
marked effect. Not only is it observa
ble in the increased immigration to this
country, but also in the low and omin
ous mutteriugs of discontent of which',
even Bismaiick has been forced to take .
notice. '."-■"
The human animal is very dangerous
indeed when driven to the point of des
peration, and that extreme has been all .
but reached in Germany.
Gen.BnACK's failure to get an indorse
ment from his own state practically
rules him out of the race for the vice
presidency and leaves Gov. Gray a
clear field. Thus the St. Louis convert
tion is deprived of its one chance for
* * •
Chauncev M. Depew deprecatingly
remarks that "when a railroad man is
nominated for office, the cry is raised
that he cannot be trusted. Is it a badge
of dishonor to be connected with a rail
road?" That depends upon the railroad
you are connected with Mr. Depew. If
it is an honest management, that does
the square thing by the public and by
the minority stockholder, there can be
no suspicion of dishonor attached to the
position of a railway maguate.
How those Hoosiers stand together,
except when they are after the same
office. Dan Vooehees says he has
known Walter Gresiiam for a great
many years, and has always known him
as a brave, honorable, manly man, and
if he is compelled to fight him in the
presidential canvass, it will only be one
of party principle. If Ben Harrison
had been stuck on Gresiiam as much as
Voobhees, then Gresham's nomina
tion would have been settled long ago.
* *
Tom Pi.att will head the New York
delegation to Chicago, and will manipu
late the Empire State machine in
Blame's interest.
Laying of the Corner-Stone at
Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Miss., May 25.— More than
0,000 persons witnessed the ceremonies
connected with the laying of the corner
stone of the Confederate monument
here. At 11 o'clock the procession,
headed by carriages containing dis
guished visitors and state officers,
moved from the city hall ana paraded
through several of the principal
streets. Jefferson Davis did not attend
owing to bad health. Eight military
companies, a number of benevolent as
sociations, about a hundred war veter
ans and a huge Masonic representation
were in line. Upon arriving at the
state capitol building, Miss Winnie
Davis was conducted to the library
chamber and formally introduced to the
large crowd by Gov. Dowry. The cere
monies at the monument followed,
and were opened by the reading of
a letter from. Mr. Davis explaining
his absence. Col. Charles E.Hooker
delivered the oration and at the close
presented Miss Davis with a silver
crown, to be given by her to her father;
The crown is the gift of three Missis
sippi gentlemen. Its presentation was
unexpected, not having been announced
in the programme. The laying of the
corner stone with Masonic' ceremonies
closed the exercises of the day. This
evening a grand military parade was
held at the fair grounds by the national
Sherburne Star. f^'fl
While Boss Langdon succeeded in
raking in the persimmons at the late
congressional district convention, it
was a victory he is not bragging much
over. Out of thirty-seven delegates
from his own county Langdon got
twelve, and besides this he had to hu
miliate himself by getting up before
the convention and promising to vote
for Blame. No one expects him to
keep his promise, but it shows what
desperate straits the boss was in. Down
with boss rule.
Don't Like Davis.
St. Cloud Journal.
Mr. F. F. Davis, of Minneapolis, Is
doubtless a bright young mail, but we
think the Republican state convention
made a serious mistake in selecting him
instead of Gen. W. D. Washburn to
head the Minnesota delegation to Chi
cago. Mr. Davis is not known at all
outside the state, and but little outside
his own county, while Gen. Washburn
has a national reputation, both by
reason of his long and honorable service
in congress and his connection with im
portant railroad and other enterprises.
Beyond Consideration.
Caledonia Argus.
Albert Scheffer plainly has his eye on
the Republican convention only. By his
denial at Herman of his acceptance of
the alliance resolution indorsing Cleve
land and condemning the protective
tariff, he has put his name beyond the
consideration of a Democratic conven
tion under any possible circumstances.
Restless Youth.
Preston Times.
The idea that a man must wait till his
hair is sprinkled with gray before he
should be allowed any voice in the
affairs of state is all wrong, and our
own state conventions as well as other
conventions during the past few years
go to prove that the rising generation
are getting restless and will be heard.
No Expulsion.
Dakota County Tribune. i N'-''
Let's see, who was it wanted to expel
Joel Heatwole from the Republican,
party? The party doesn't appear to be ■
iv the expulsion business just now. ! '-*'•
Pure and Honorable. -.*■*■•
Herman Enterprise. '*--i **? '
Whatever is said of the Scheffer cam-'
paign, it has every appearance of being 1
pure and honorable. *•* •'■ :
The Swift Packing company, of Chi * <
cago, to-day decided" to erect another*
cold storage warehouse in Duluth. The
structure will be after the style of Ar
mour's, with overhead tracks and mod- j
crn appliances, to cost about $50,000. .*. ai
Here on this glooe, will lentranch my soul :
Not by dull" upthrowu earth, nor in some
Of Fear's false building, nor in pitied
Beneath the live sod burrowing, like a
But taught in patience by each grassy
knoll •
Which blithely bears the gift of summer's
And bears in silence winter's blighting
doom —
And so ray purpose hold, through joy or
Here let the lulled air sleep, — or, come the !
rase '
Of bitter blast, hurled from the storm
vexeu north: "....--•-.
Here will I grapple with each foe, and wage
lair fight on open ground, and—
• Urn-anguished, from the havoc-littered
Calm, through death's portal, shall mv soul
go forth.
Robert Burns Wilson.
The United Presbyterians De
vote the Day to the To
bacco Question.
A Resolution Strongly Con
demning" the Weed Fi
nally Adopted.
The Methodists Tackle the
Prohibition Question at
New York.
Presbyterians at Philadelphia
Indulge in Some Fine
Policy Work.
Special to the Globe.
Cedar Rati >■■, lowa, May 25.— The
"tobacco" question was the main feat
ure of to-day's discussion in the general
Assembly of the United Presbyterian
church in session here. Eighteen pres
byteries had present a memorial asking
the general assembly not to license
theological students to preach unless
they abstained entirely from the use of
tobacco. Many of the ministers use the
"weed," and the discussion was very
spirited. The report of the committee
was, however, adopted to the effect that
the prayer of memorialists be not
granted on constitutional grounds,
claiming that the assembly had not the
power to pass such a law. The assembly,
however, adopted resolutions strongly
discountenancing the use of tobacco
among the ministers and the laymen of
the church: The afternoon was con
sumed on the question of "Home Mis
sions." The committee reported the
appropriation of §72,000 for the coming
year and authorized the board to
give assistance to the Associated Reform
church of the South, if, in its judgment,
the prospects of the field would justify
it in establishing psalm singing con
gations in that section. The report of
the committee on the state of religion
shows that there has been a steady
growth in the United Presbyterian
church during the year. There was a
net increase of membership during the
year of 4,851, the present membership
being 98,902; 2.045 adults have been
baptized and 3,995 infants; 907 congr
egations are reported, 35 of which
are new organizations. There are 707
pastoral charges, 293 vacant - charges
and 014 congregations with pastors.
There are 150 mission stations; sixty
seven congregations do not own build
ings. The Sunday schools number 953;
80,450 scholars, receive instructions, a
gain" of 2,733 scholars. The contribu
tions of the Sunday schools amounted
to §56,740. There are 723 missionary
societies. The contributions during the
year amounted to $1,019,937. The first
time in the history of the church the
million -point was reached. The num
ber of ministers on the church roll is
758; 230 are without charges. The even
ing was devoted to temperance.
More Pat Offices Given to Aspirin's*
. New Yop.k, May Bishop Andrews
opened the proceedings this morning in
the Methodist Episcopal conference.
The election for the offi**es of agents of
the book concern in New York city were
then in order. The rules were sus
pended for the purpose of taking action
on the report of the committee on ter
n and prohibition. The inevita
ble wrangle was precipitated by the
question of placing the church oh rec
ord as opposed to laws licensing liquor
.traffic and in favor of complete legal
prohibition. A successful attempt was
made to have stricken from the report
submitted by the committee on tem
perance the following clause re
ferring to a cause for revolution by the
people. "To deny this privilege, said
a committee of United States senators,
is the very essence of despotism."
The paragraph was stricken out by a
rising vote. The discussion was finally
completed by the passage of the follow
ing resolution, which was ordered placed
in the discipline of ISSS: We are un
alterably opposed to the enactment of
laws that propose by license, taxing,
or otherwise to regulate the drink traffic
because they provide for its continu
ance and afford no protection against
its ravages. We hold that the
proper attitude of Christians to
wards this traffic is one of
uncompromising opposition, and while
we do not presume to dic
tate to our. people as to their political
affiliation, we do express the opinion
that they should not permit themselves
to be controlled by party oiganizations
that are managed in the interests of the
liquor traffic. We advise the members
of our church to aid in the enforcement
of such laws as do not legalize or indorse
the manufacture and sale of intoxicants
to be used as beverages; and to this
end we favor the organization of law
and order leagues wherever practica
ble. We proclaim as our motto, "Vol
untary total abstinence from all intoxi
cants as the true ground of personal
temperance; and complete legal prohi
bition of the traffic in intoxicating
drinks as the duty of civil governments."
J PM, Phillips and Sanford Hunt, both
of New York, were re-elected Eastern
agents of the Methodist Book concern,
and Earl Cranston and W. P. Stowe, of
Wisconsin, were elected Western agents
of the. same, their salaries being -M.OOO
a year each. The Question of a mission
ary bishop for India then came up. Dr.
Lanahan opposed such appointment, as
did alsoSiaSex Oung, the delegate from
the Pop Chow conference. In spite of
the opposition the report was adopted.
Dr. Wheeler then moved that the con
ference proceed to ballot for the elec
tion of a missionary bishop to India,
which was carried. In half an hour the
tellers returned and announced that the
Rev. J. M. Thoburn had been elected.
The election of Dr. Thoburn gave gen- j
eral satisfaction. There were 410 votes
cast, of which he received 280. The
election of missionary secretaries to
succeed Dr. J. M. Reed and Chaplain C.
C. McCabe was then proceeded with. I
The conference ordered the election of j
three. When the tellers had retired
Bishop Warren announced that the con
secration of the bishops-elect would oc- |
cur on Tuesday next at noon. A dele
gate arose at this juncture and moved
to have the consecration exercises take
place in two of the largest Methodist
churches. "I do- not think," he said,
"that we can afford to have our bishops
consecrated in an opera house." The
brother's motion was not even seconded,
and it was decided to have the conse
cration take place at the opera house.
Next Year's Meeting to be Held in
New York.
PnroADEi.PHiA, May 25.— The first
thing the assembly did this morning
was to vote to meet next year in the
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian church,
New York. Then Dr. McCosh • pre
sented the report of the judicial com
mittee and recommendations were ap
proved until was reached the appeal of
Judge Charles T. Drake against the
Synod of Baltimore in the case of. Rev.
George O. Little.in which the synod had
refuse I to condemn responsive reading
of the|Scriptures in public worship. The I
judicial committee recommended that
the appeal be not sustained on the |
ground that the general assembly of I
1887 had passed upon the matter by de- j
daring that it was not prepared to rec- |
ommend to the sessions that re- I
sponsive reading was a subject for
discipline. On Dr. Crosby's motion the
case was referred back to the committee
with instructions to enter upon the
orderly character of the appeal. This
would bring the whole matter of re
sponsive readings before the general as
sembly. The appeal of Dr. West, of the
First Presbyterian church, of St. Paul;
against the Synod *of i Minnesota, •in
severing his connections; with his con
gregation, was under way when it was
cut short by the call for the regular
order of the day, which was the report
of the standing committee on foreign
missions. Dr. Derrick Johnson, of
Chicago, chairman of this committee,
made a very encouraging exhibit
of spreading . the gospel among
the heathen. That report recom
mended the contribution ot. $1,000,000
for the cause of foreign missions during
the present year. The committee's re
port and accompanying recommenda
tions were adopted. These recommen
dations included one added by Rev. Dr.
Crosby to send seven elders to attend
the organization of the Presbytery of
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, in August next.
It was announced by Dr. Crosby that
the expenses of such a commission
would be borne by private subscription.
A cordial response was read and ordered
to be sent to the salutation of the con
ference of the Protestant Episcopal dio
cese of Pennsylvania. A recess until
2:30 was then taken. At the afternoon
session Dr. McCosh reported back as in
order the appeals of Judge Drake
against the Synod of Baltimore in the
cases of Dr. George O. Little and Rev.
T. S. Hamlin, of the Church of the
Covenant, Washington, and the as
sembly found itself dangerously close
to a general discussion of the question
of responsive readings of the Scriptures
in public worship. Dr. Calvin W.
Stewart came to the rescue with a
motion to have the trial of the appeals
referred to a judicial commission, which
was agreed to after opposition by some
commissioners, who wanted the question
settled right then and there on the floor
of the assembly. Rev. J. T. Smith, D.
D., of Baltimore, then read the report
of the committee of conference with the
Southern assembly in organization.
The question of the relation of the
colored people in the South to the
church is thus disposed of in the com
mittee's report: "We are of the opin
ion that our assembly will agree to a
basis of organic union, by which the
present boundaries and constituencies
of presbyteries and synods iv the South
shall remain in statu quo to be changed
only with the consent of the parties in
terested ; and that all new churches and
new presbyteries hereafter established
shall be organized by and received into
connection with presbyteries and
synods respectively as the interested
party may mutually agree."
Gov. Beaver moved to refer the mat
ter to a special committee to report to
the assembly at the earliest possible
moment, its report to take precedence
over any other order before the body.
This was adopted, and the moderator
appointed as the special committe Jus
tice Strong and Drs. Crosby, Young,
Hoyt and Sanders. Adjourned till to
Close of the National Conference
in Indiana.
Wabash, Ind., May 25.— national
German Baptist conference concluded
its wo rk to-day at North Manchester
The meeting was opened by Elder D. E.
Price. The first paper related to the
mode of baptism, and it was decided
that hereafter a change will be made
from the double to the single mode. A
majority of the members favor this
change. Landen West stated that it
would not be best to force the minority
to submit, but to labor for unanimity,
which would maintain love, peace and
harmony in the church. The Sec
ond district ot Virginia asked that the
the elders of all local churches shall see
that all decisions of the annual meeting
be carried into effect. L. Hillery ob
jected to placing anything more on this
question on the minutes. "If elders
will not respect what we now have, it
will do no good to add more," said he.
There was a vigorous discussion, and
the matter was finally tabled. The
query asking that all members of the
church who attend schools shall have
certificates was sent back to the district
from which it came, and attention
called to the minutes of former meet
ings. It was decided that it shall be the
duty of each state district to send the
address of all elders to the secre
tary of the meeting, who will send them
to the minutes of this meeting. The
Second district of Virginia and the
Southern district of Illinois sent in re-,
quests for the next annual meeting, and
the invitation from Virginia was ac
cepted. The Middle district of Mis
souri requested the meeting in 1890. A
series of -resolutions 'was passed ex
pressing the loss of the church,'occa
sioned by the death of Elder Quinter
last Saturday, and expressing sym
pathy with the family of de
ceased, to whom a copy will be
forwarded. The queries from Den
mark were then taken up. The princi
pal item was that relating to fire insur
ance. How can a member make oath to
losses by fire as required by the insur
ance companies? This subject was re
ferred to a committee, who will en
deavor to secure a change, so that an
affirmation will be sufficient. The
financial showing of this meeting is an
excellent one. The expenses were
$5,000 and the receipts reported up to
to-day exceeded that sum. Over 10,000
meal tickets were sold, besides the sales
at the lunch stand. A new feature in
the church is the book and tract work,
which was organized three years ago,
and has been in active working order
for two years. It. is meeting with great
success, and leading brethren are giv
ing it both moral and financial support.
To-night most ot the brethren left for
their homes.
Beecher'a Successor.
New York, May 25.— Rev. Dr. Ly
man Abbott was to-night elected per
manent pastor of Plymouth church,
Brooklyn, and first regular successor of
Henry Ward Beecher.
Three Prisoners Fatally Injure
the Sheriff and Escape.
Delphi, Ind.,' May 25.— Three
prisoners in the Monticello, Ind., jail —
Ed. Chamberlain, Albert Benson and
Robert Catterson— assaulted Sheriff
Joseph Henderson and escaped last
night. The sheriff went into the corri
dor to lock the prisoners in cells when
Chamberlain struck him down with an
iron bar and all three rushed into the
jail office, smashed a window and
jumped. The sheriff's injuries are •
fatal. Chamberlain is under indictment
for murdering Etta Wittenberg, his
sweetheart, at Reynolds, six weeks
ago. Benson and Catterson are tramps,
awaiting trial for highway robbery.
Both have served time in the Michigan
City penitentiary. Before leaving, all
three wrote long letters. Chamberlain
said that the unwholesome atmosphere
of the jail was undermining his health,
that this was his only chance for his
life, that he had done right to murder
his sweetheart, and would advise others
in similar situations to do the same
things. The tramps said that there
was no chance for them to get justice in
Indiana. The whole country for miles
around is aroused, and it is not thought
that Chamberlain can possibly escape.
The sheriff entered the jail with a
cocked revolver, but was completely
trapped. His wife witnessed the affair
and gave the alarm.
Opium Killed Him.
Boston, May 25.— Frank Mills, a sub
freshman at Harvard college, eighteen
years old. died to-night from the effects
of excessive opium smoking. Mills,
with two companions, obtained some
pipes and on Thursday night indulged
in the vice. It is satd that Mills smoked
several pipes full in rapid succession.
He was made very ill and died to-night.
His two companiohs are reported as
dangerously sick. Their names are not
made public.
Will Be Nominated Anyhow.
Special to the Globe.
Omaha, Neb., May 25.— Charles C.
Haskell, president of the Henry Bill
company and publisher of Blame's
book, is in the city, the guest of one of
the councilmen. In an interview to day
Mr. Haskell said that he was satisfied
that Mr. Blame was sincere in his with
drawal from the presidential contest,
but that he would be nominated at Chi
cago in spite of his^nefereuce in the
Death of a New York Millionaire Who
Belonged to a Fast Set.
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Securing a Dispensation by Telegraph,
He Weds an Irish Bride Daring
His Wife's Absence.
New York, May 25.— At his home at
East Neck, L. 1., Robert C. Townsend,
a well-knewn millionaire and member
of the Union club, of this city, died
early yesterday morning. He was a
son of Robert C. Townsend, who was,
many years ago, a prominent society
man of this city, and from whom he in
herited a fortune of over $1,000,000. Mr.
Townsend was only forty-one years of
age, and although he was a brilliant
man and college gradeate, with an es
tablished position in society and
enjoying all the advantages which
great wealth confers, he had
thrown his life away, and
brought discredit upon hisifamily by a
course of reckless dissipation and ex
travagance which illustrates anew what
a curse money is to the weak. Mr.
Townsend had traveled extensively in
Europe, where he resided for some
years. Before returning to New York
he joined a fast set among the younger
clubmen and indulged in all the dissipa
tions of the metropolis. His relatives,
who move in the best society of the city,
and to whom Mr. Townsend's life was a
pain and a reproach, did everything in
their power to make him a reputable
citizen. He was finally induced to leave
New York, and one day some years
ago he turned up at East Neck, L. 1.,
as the purchaser of the farm and man
sion of William Clark, which he decided
to henceforth make his permanent resi
dence. With him came a lady who was
introduced as Mrs. Townsend. She is
described as having been refined and
well-bred and devoted to her reputed
but dissolute husband.
When they took Mr.. Clark's house
they kept in their employ as a domestic
servant one Mary Ann Murphy, a bright
Irish girl, who had but recently come to
this country from Ireland and been en
gaged in Mr. Clark's household as cook.
This girl soon began to obtain a certain
influence with and power over Mr.
Townsend, who,* unknown to the so
called Mrs. Townsend, devoted much
attention to her. She was short in stat
ure, with bluish eyes and auburn hair,
and a devoted Catholic.
Affairs came to a crisis on Christmas
day, when Mr. Townsend's reputed wife
left East Neck to pay a holiday visit
to some friends in the city. Mr. Towns
end remained on the farm with Miss
Murphy as the only other occupant of
the house. A couple of fast trotters
were hitched up, and the two drove to
to the residence of Rev. Father Crowley,
of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church,
and asked to be married. The priest,
refused to marry them, Mr. Townsend
being a Protestant, and not desiring to
overcome the denominational barrier
by formally joining the Catholic
church through the sacrament of
baptism. The bishop of the diocese
was then appealed to for a dispensation,
and this was granted by telegraph.
That same evening they were form
ally joined in the bonds of matrimony
by Father Crowley, the ceremony being
legal aud correct in every particular.
When the first Mrs. Townsend returned
there was a lively scene at the house,
but the newly-made bride held the fort
and her rival departed in discomfiture
for a permanent residence in New York.
Mr. Townsend stated that she never
had been his wife. It was several
months before the facts became public.
Mr. Townsend's relatives had cast him
off long before, but evinced some sur
prise at hearing of his strange conduct.
They were at first disposed to question
the validity of the marriage.
All who have since been acquainted
with the life of this singular couple
agree in stating that Mr. Townsend's
marriage undoubtedly prolonged his
life. His Irish bride used her influence
over him for his own welfare and in
duced him to largely change his habits
of life and forsake the haunts and asso
ciations that were dragging him down.
It has been rumored since his death that
he had but lately embraced the Catholic
There is much speculation as to the
contents of his will, and in case that it
should be found that he had left his for
tune to his wife, it is belived that the
probate of that document will be con
tested by his blood relations.
Mr. Townsend's death was caused by
dropsy of the heart. The funeral is ex
pected to take place to-morrow. Yes
terday his widow was the only woman
at the Townsend mansion.
Meets "With Objection.
Chicago, May 25.— Objection has al
ready been raised to the proposed sys
tem ot weighing live stock for shipment
and establishing a uniform rate per 100
pounds instead of charging by the car
load. The roads using only the com
mon cars claim that they would lie
placed at a disadvantage by the adon
tiou of such a system, as the lines using
the improved palace live stock cars
would get the bulk of the business. The
matter will be thoroughly considered at
the meeting of tin* Western Railway
association next Thursday. Chairman
Faithorn has forwarded copies of the
aereement adopted by the western and
Northwestern Freight association to the
officials of the lines that were not repre
sented at yesterday's meeting. It is ex
pected that the majority of them will
sign it.
Chips From the Ties.
Traffic Manager Hanley, of the -St. Paul &
Kansas City road, has returned from Chicago,
but had nothing special to say in addition to
the newspaper accounts regarding the meet
ing of the special committee to organize the
Western and Northwestern Freight associa
tion. He thinks the roads interested are sat
isfied with the results.
The Cascade or Stampede tunnel, on the
Northern Pacific road, it is expected will be
turned over to the operating department of
the road in a few days. The Missoula & Root
Valley branch of the Northern Pacific is
about completed.
The Northern Pacific has Issued orders for
a very large amount of rolling stock, includ
ing 50 locomotives for freight service, 500
stock cars, 500 coal cars, 10 first-class pas
senger coaches, 6 baggage and mail cars and
50 furniture cars.
The earnings of the St. Paul & Duluth road
for the third week in May were S-0,730;
from January to May 21, ***425.572.
Vice President Oakes, of the Northern Pa
cific, has returned from New York.
President Fisher, of the St. Paul & Duluth
road, has returned from the East.
The Views on Reciprocity Too
Conservative — Other Changes.
Ottawa, May 25.— a meeting of
the privy council yesterday, Sir Charles
Tupper handed in his resignation as
finance minister and agreed to accept
the position of high commissioner in
London, Eng. At the same meeting,
Hon. G. Foster, minister of marine and
fisheries, who assisted Sir Charles dur
ing the session of the late fishery com
mission at Washington, was appointed
minister of finance. It is announced
that C. 11. Tupper, member of parlia
ment for Pictou, N. S., son of Sir
Charles, has been appointed minister of
marine and fisheries. So far these are
all ratified by order in council, but ad
ditional changes may be looked for
daily. A prominent Conservative poli
tician is authority for the statement
that they will be as follows: Hon. M.
B. Bowell, minister of interior; Senator
Abbott, mayor of Montreal, minister
of trade and commerce; Mr. La
Coste, of Quebec, solicitor general;
Hon. J. Costigan, postmaster gen
eral. The present postmaster general
will be appointed lieutenant governor
of Nova Scotia, and according to an act
passed a year ago the departments of
inland revenues and customs will be
placed in charge of two comptrollers,
who must have seats in parliament but
not in the cabinet. It is an open secret
— ~. ~ : ~ — — ■•
that one of Sir Charles Tapper's reasons
for leaving the cabinet was his opposi
tion to the government's policy on trade
relations with the United States, Ho la
in favor of reciprocity, while all his col
leagues were high protectionists. In
the meantime he bids adieu to political
life, but if he ever returns to Canada it
will be to support unrestricted recipro
city, which is gaining so much headway
in the country. It ' was he who carried
Nova Scotia at the last elections for the
government, although some time before,
the whole province declared in favor of
repeal or annexation to the United
States. His resignation therefore deals
a heavy blow at the government, and it
is only a question of time when they
must meet defeat. It is the sole topic
of conversation here. Of course Sir
Charles Tapper resigns his seat in par
liament, having sat almost since the
confederation for Cumberland, his na
tive county. An election will take
place there shortly.
Hale and Spooner's Committee Hard al
An Investigation That Will Amount fc
Nothing at the End
of It.
New York, May 25.— fedora!
senatorial investigation committee re
sumed its hearing in regard to the ad
ministration of the civil service law in
the New York custom house this morn
ing. Senator Spooner announced thai
Senator Hale, chairman of the commit
tee, agreed with him that under the
senate resolution appointing the com
mittee it was only empowered to investi
gate the workings of the civil service
law under the present admin
istration, and could not gc
back to previous administrations.
Dr. Edward Sherer, Republican, testi
that he had been discharged from the
position of examiner of sugar on the
alleged ground that he was incompetent
and that he was allied with the sugar
ring. His brother, John A. Sherer, was
removed without any assigned reason.
\\ ltness was shown a black list of men
who were Republicans and of those con
cerned in the sugar ring charges. Hi*?
name was on the list. The next witness
testified that Sherer was competent ami
correct, and the third that
D. E. Moore, an assistant appraiser.
and a member of Tammany hall, testi
fied that Appraiser McMullin went to
\\ ashington to see the secretary of the
treasury. Mr. McMullin told him that
the secretary of the treasury gave him a
list of men to be removed. Although
he was told that the men were good
and efficient, the secretary Insisted
on their removal. Witness had a con
versation with Assistant Secretary May
nard in February, 1887, in which he told
Mr. Maynard that if he was going to
remove the men for being Republican,
he (the witness) was with him every
time, but if on charges he wanted to
know something about it. He told the
secretary that Maynard was incapable
of making an investigation and that
his reports were false. Lewis Mc-
Mullen, appraiser, testified that Sherer
and others who were removed
were competent men. When asked
why he recommended their removal, ho
said it was because Secretary Maynard
had suggested to him that he should do
so. He knew of no cause for their re
moval, He told the assistant secretary
that the Sherers were men of integrity
and ability. A letter from Secretary
Fairchild, notifying Mr. McMullen of
the removal of Sherer and three others,
and suggesting that he recommend the
reinstatement of McElrea, who had been
was read. The witness adopted the
suggestion and he was reappointed.
Subsequently Civil Service Commis
sioner Obcrley gave notice that the re
appointment was illegal as no certificate
of eligibility hail been given by the
commissioner to the board. The certifi
cate was afterwards obtained under
the rule permitting the board
to grant such certificate without ex
amination when the reinstatement was
to he made within a year of the removal.
Senator Blackburn then took the wit
ness in hand. He asked him if he had
come before the committee prepared to
answer all questions and with his letters
and records arranged so that they could
be conveniently referred to. He replied
that he would be required to answer
the questions and produce the
letters. He did not tell Assist
ant Secretary Maynard that any
of his men, whose removal he sug
gested,excepting the Sherers, were good
and efficient men. He had no ground
on which to form an opinion as to the
influences that caused Mr. McElrea's re
instatement. He did not know any
thing about McElrea's testimony in the
investigation of alleged undervaluations
of sugar. The
that the civil service law had been vio
lated by the removal of Sherer and
others. He had never seen the report
of an investigation in their cases.
There might he abundant evidence in
it to convince the secretary and assist
ant secretary that the men at whose re
moval he suggested should be removed.
Witness said he was a Democrat in
the third generation of Democrats. He
said in conclusion that Assistant Secre
tary Maynard and he had a general
conversation about the number of Dem
ocrats in the appraiser's department.
At present from 40 to 50 per cent of
those in the department are Democrats.
In 1885 there were no Democrats, except
the witness himself, in the department.
John A. Sherer, ex-examiner of sugars,
testified that he had been unable to
discover any reason for his removal,
lie wrote to Secretary Fairchild asking
if there were any charges against him,
but received no answer. lie had never
heard that it was rumored he was con
nected with the sugar ring. Ex-Store
keeper llotchkiss, a Republican, who
was removed in February last, testified
that Collector Magone told him there
was no complaint against him, but that
there were too many storekeepers. Sev
eral storekeepers have been appointed
since, and he understood they were
Democrats. After hearing some minor
testimony the committee adjourned.
New York, May 25.— C01. A. H.
Markland, who was superintendent of
the army mails under Gen. Grant, died
here this morning.
Of Ante and Post-Bellum
Business Opportunities.
Real Estate in Prospective
Cities Better Than Sugar
Plantations in a Set
tled Country
To Half a Million
By Faith in St. Paul*,
Read the Talk in Sunday's
Globe with one of St.
Paul's Prominent
Bankers. .'.-.<

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