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VOL. X.
SHERiDANJSJSINKING.
The General Very Low and
Not Expected to Live
Many Hours.
Powerful Remedies Applied to
Prevent Kis Heart From
Ceasing to Beat.
The President Sends Sympa
thy and a Basket of Flow- g
ers to Mrs. Sheridan,
A Late Bulletin Reports the
Sufferer Conscious and
Rational.
/Washington, May 27.- -Gen. Sheri
dan's condition is much worse than it
was last night. lie appears to be grad
ually sinking, and almost all hope has
been abandoned. His strength is grad
ually failing, and while there has been
no recurrence of the heart failure, there
is a tendency in that direction, and
his pulse has been growing weaker
and his breathing more labored. The
blood is thick and black. Ever |
since the attack last night the |
physicians have been doing everything
in their power to stimulate the action
of the heart, but without success, and
its beating is feeble and uncertain de
spite the administration of digitalis and
other powerful remedies. His strength
has gradually failed during the day and
the hope that he would be able to rally
has proved illusive. Gen. Sheridan rested
well during the early -part of the
evening. He had some trouble in
breathing during the night, but he im
proved early in the day. He rested
easily and was perfectly
CONSCIOUS AND RATIONAL,
recognizing those around him. Pepton
ized milk and chicken broth were given
him. and he took the latter with a relish.
His appetite was good, and he re
tained all the food he took. The
nourishment, however, did not seem
to give him any strength, and he grew
weaker and weaker. His interest in
passing events did not seem so keen as
on the previous day, and he read no
newspapers as formerly, not seeming to
care for them. A few intimate friends
were admitted to his room, and to these
he listened with attention. His respira
tion grew worse as the day wore
on, and the lungs failed to properly
purify the blood. Digitalis failed to
liave much effect on him, and about 2
o'clock it was found necessary to give
him oxygen in order to prevent
the blood from becoming poisoned.
This gas gave him considera
ble relief and he rested easy.
From 2 until 5 o'clock he slept for quite
a while, and since that time he has been
dozing at frequent intervals. Bromide
or potassium mixed with chloral has
been given to induce sleep. Two phy
sicians remained
CONSTANTLY AT his side
to give immediate attention in case of
need, and all of the doctors attending
the sick general were frequently there
together. He did not leave his bed dur
ing the day.but remained there propped
up with pillows. About 6 o'clock he de
sired to be lifted up higher and two at
tendants, assisted by Mrs. Sheridan,
endeavored to raise him. lie was so
heavy that they had some difficulty, and
the general, noticing this, said jokingly:
"1 am pretty heavy, but 1 haven't got
any paralysis," referring to a news
paper statement giving that as his
malady. The oedema of the lower
limbs which has been mentioned
is a dropsical swelling and is due to an
imperfect circulation of the blood. Gen.
Sheridan fully recognizes that his end
may come at any time, and it is said has
made all arrangements he desired to
have perfected prior to his demise.
One of the physicians in attendance on
Gen. Sheridan said this evening; "Gen.
Sheridan has great vitality, but I do not
think he will be alive thirty hours from
now, and certainly not in two days, un
less there is a great change. He has no
pain and I think
111', WILL SINK AWAY
easily. A recurrence of the heart
trouble may come, the heart will cease
to beat and all will be at an end." At
the general's house all is quiet, and
conversation is carried on in subdued
whispers, so as not to dis
turb him in the least should he
be able to sleep. There was
a steady stream of callers at the resi
dence during the day and many tele
grams were received asking for infor
mation as to his condition. The callers
included many persons well known in
Washington life, and a considerable
number of them were ladies.
The president sent a basket
of flowers and a note of sympathy to
Mrs. Sheridan in the morning. He
asked to be informed of the general's
condition and expressed a sincere hope
that his life would be spared. Gen. Sher
idan has always been a great favorite
With the president, who admired his
frank, open manner of expressing his
opinions upon current topics and his
peculiarly pleasing way of emphasizing
the statements by little anecdotes. The
general appeared to gradually grow
weaker as night fell, and this change
was noted in
THE DOCTOBS' TJLLETIX,
which was pre pared at 8 o'clock, and
issued later. It reads as follows :|
8 p. in.— repeated attacks of
partial failure of the heart and lit con
tinued feeble action have induced a condition
of the lungs which prevents the proper aera
tion of the blood. This condition has hith
erto been measurably controlled, but shows
Bach a tendency to recurrence as to justify
the most serious apprehensions. It is criti
cal. He is free from pain and distress and so
expresses himselx. M. O'Reilly,
Ciias. I J. Byiine,
A. C. Yakrow,
W. Matthews.
Two hours later another bulletin was
Issued. It simply said:
No change for the better has taken place
in Gen. Sheridan's condition.
LATE BCLLETIXS.
Washington, May 'JS, 1. m. — At this hour
It is reported " that there is no
change in Gen. Sheridan's condition.
He is holding his own and is con
scious and rational at all times, except im
mediately after inhaling oxygen, when he
becomes somewhat flighty, The doctors say
It is improbable that any change will occur
tor several hours.
Washington,- May 28, 1:45 a. m.— Gen.
Sheridan is sleeping quietly, and no imme
diate danger is apprehended. The only per
sons in his room are a physician and a nurse.
The other doctors are lying down, and Mrs.
Sheridan has also been persuaded to take a
short rest. The general has had one or two
■light attacks jL coughing.
IN" HANCOCK'S MEMORY.
Memorial Services at the Tomb of
the Departed General.
Norristown, Pa., May 27— Memorial
services were held over the tomb of
Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock in Mont
gomery cemetery to-day. About 200
representatives of W. S. Hancock Post
40, Gen. Hancock association, Admiral
Dupont Post No. 74, Reynolds Post No.
71, Town Post No. 73, Gen. Robert Pat
tison No. 275 and GrablePost Mo. 10, all
of Philadelphia, came up under the
command of Col. Charles E. Tomton.
and were met by a delegation of
Jefferson club, of this place.
The precession, # headed by the
West Philadelphia band, moved
out to the cemetery, where
Maxwell Stephenson, the orator of the
day, delivered a half-hour speech, in
which he denounced the interference
of Grand Army posts with politics.
He rebuked political leaders who would
cast venom at the departed defenders of
the Union. The speaker was fre
quently applauded in making such
references. A design of straw flowers
representing a knapsack, with the tri
colors on cither side, Inscribed on the
back, "Hancock Association," "our
comrade, Gen. W, S. Hancock," was
placed within the tomb. About 5,000
persons were in attendance at the
cemetry.
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OBITUARY.
Washington, May 27.— Rev. Samue
11. Giesy, D. 1)., rector of the Church of
the Epiphany in ' this city, died this
afternoon of pneumonia. Dr. Giesy
was born in Lancaster, 0., on the 24th
of August, IS2G, and was graduated
from Franklin and Marshall college,
Mercersburg, Pa., in 1845.
Lewisbubg, Pa., May 27.— Eli
Slifer, formerly state treasurer, died
to-day from injuries received from being
thrown from his carriage recently.
Louisville, Ky., May 27.— Capt. An
drew Lindsay, of the steamer Granite
State, Memphis and Cincinnati line,
dropped dead here to-night. He had
landed a short while before and was
coming up into the city for a few min
utes on business when he was seized
with apoplexy and fell to the ground.
Before medical assistance could arrive
he was dead. He was a resident of
Peoria, 111., and had been twenty-five
years in the employ of the company
owning the Granite State. His body
was sent to his brother-in-law, Capt.
Wise, of Cincinnati, who will arrange
for the funeral.
Abbott in Beecher's Shoes.
Brooklyn, N. V., May 27.— Rev
Lyman Abbott, D. D., accented the
permanent pastorate, of Plymouth
church to-day. At the close of the
morning sermon he said that when he
took the temporary pastorate he had no
idea that he would be called to remain
permanently. The nearly unanimous
action of the church Friday night had
determined him to accept a position
which he, as well as all others, knew he
was not completely fitted for. So far
from being surprised that there had
been some opposition to him, he was
surprised that so many should favor
him. He felt that his well-known de
votion to the 'church and his close
friendship with Mr. Beecher were all
that qualified him for the position, and
they alone influenced him in accepting
the call.
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"Want Dives Closed.
Baltimore, May During the
past week the News has been making
an onslaught on the dives that infest
that portion of Baltimore street lying
between Harrison street and Central
avenue. The mayor and the mar
shal of police pleaded that they
had no authority in the prem
ises until yesterday City Solicitor
Carter pointed out their plain duty. An
immense indignation meeting of the
best citizens was held to-night at St.
Vincent's church and was addressed by
Judge W. A. Fisher, John K. Cowen
and others. Resolutions were adopted
demanding that the mayor revoke the
licenses of all these low concert halls
and other dives in accordance with his
duty as outlined by his law officer.
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Died Near Together.
Cleburne, Tex., May 27.— Yesterday
A. W. Sheeler, an engineer on the Gulf,
Calorado & Santa Fe Railroad, shot and
killed Bettie Davis, a cyprian with whom
he had been living for the past
year. After emptying his revolver into
the body of the woman he reloaded it,
sat down on the bed in front cf where
she lay dead on the floor, placed the pis
tol in his mouth and deliberately blew
his own brains out.
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Left the Gas On.
New York. May 27.— A couple who
registered at the Glen Island hotel on
Cortlandt street last night as Mr. and
Mrs. Deeves were found unconscious in
their room this morning, having left
their gas turned on. The man died at
the hospital to-day but the woman will
recover. It was learned that their real
names were Robert McCutcheon and
Isabella King.
Italy's Foreign Policy.
Marseilles, May Four thousand
Frenchmen and Italians met to-day and
adopted resolutions protesting against
Italy's foreign policy, particularly her
alliance with Germany. Only tliree J
French and two Italian deputies were
present. The proceedings were con
ducted in an orderly manner.
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Spain and the United States.
Madrid, May 27.— The Official Ga
zette publishes the text of an agreement
between Spain and the United States,
prolonging the existing commercial ar
rangements between the two countries
pending the conclusion of a more com
prehensive treaty.
Soldiers as Tailors.
Berlin, May 27.— 1t is reported that
owing to press of work a number of sol
('i3is have been drafted into the army
tuloring factories in Russian Poland,
and that a special commission has been
appointed to consider means for victual
ing a garrison of 500,000 men in the thir
teen Warsaw fortresses.
Hanged on Sunday.
St. Louis, May 27.— A special says:
William H. Roe, the murderer of his
wife by poisoning, was hanged at An
derson, Grimes county, to-day. He was
perfectly calm and persistently declared
his innocence. At 3:25 o'clock he was
jerked into eternity. His neck was in
stantly broken. Death ensued in twenty
minutes.
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Mrs. Cleveland at Church.
Philadelphia. May 27.— Mrs. Cleve
land in the morning attended the cen
tennial service at the First Presbyterian
church and in the afternoon went to
the Sunday school. She received no
callers.
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Solid for Cleveland.
Sax Francisco, May 27.— Delegates
to the national Democratic convention
eft here this morning for St. Louis.
On their special car was the inscription,
"California delegation solid for Graver
Cleveland."
FAIRCHILD FURIOUS
Over the Charges Made by
Certain Papers Against
Judge Maynard.
The Secretary Explains Why
the New York Sugar Clas
sifiers Were Removed.
North Dakota, Pensions and
the Fisheries the Pro
gramme in the Senate.
The House Will Resume Con
sideration of the Tariff
Wednesday.
Washington, May 27.— The secretary
of the treasury to-day expressed himself
freely (for publication) in regard to the
removals which have been made in the
New York City appraiser's department
in consequence of alleged frauds in the
classification of sugars, and particularly
as to the testimony as far as developed
before the Hale senate committee upon
that subject. Mr. Fairchild said that
this matter had been under investiga
tion for nearly two years; that the
investigation was originally begun by
the late Secretary Manning, who some
time in the fall of» 1886 called it to his
attention, and that since Mr. Manning's
retirement from the department the
whole subject has been personally
known to him (Mr. Fairchild) in all of
its details; that nothing had been done
about it by Judire Maynard except by
the direction and with the previous
knowledge and approval of Secretary
Fairchild; that Judge Maynard knew
nothing of the matter until some time
after he became assistant secretary,
which was in April, 1887; that all of the
removals which had been made because
of the alleged sugar frauds were made by
Mr. Fairchild's express direction and
solely with a view to the purification
and improvement of the public service,
and with no regard whatever to any
personal or political consideration; that
the same was true of the non-removals
and the restoration after removal men
tioned in said investigation; that he
(Mr. Fairchild) was himself personally
responsible for the same; that it was
grossly unjust to censure Judge May
nard, but that if there was occasion for
censure it should be directed against
Mr. Fairchild himself. "Of one thing,"
he added, "1 am sure, and that is that
the government has in its service no
better, more conscientious man, and
none more faithful and devoted to the
public interests than Judge Maynard."
Mr. Fairchild further said that the
question of civil service reform, as such
reform had heretofore been understood,
was not at all involved that if what had
been done by the department in this
matter was in violation of the principles
of civil service reform, then this reform
would itself be a greater evil than were
the evils which it was designated to
remedy; that the judgment and action
of the responsible head of a department
could not be hampered in the. way indi
cated without serious danger to the in
tegrity and efficiency of the public
service, and that, if it was to be so
hampered, whether by law or otherwise,
then no self-respecting man could
afford to take charge of any department.
Mr. Fairchild further said that the mat
ter of the investigation of alleged sugar
frauds was by no means at an end, and,
although the efforts of the department
to learn the truth and to correct what
he feared to be gross irregularities and
wrongs of long standing, might and
probably would be seriouly impeded by
the press to which certain men of fair
repute in the community suffered them
selves to be put: yet he had hope and
confidence that in due time such efforts
would be successful.
PROMISES TO BE LIVELY.
The Senate to Take Up Pensions,
North Dakota and the Fisheries
— The House to Tackle the Mills
Bill Again.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May Congress will
present a variety of business this week,
and its proceedings will undoubtedly be
full of vigor. The senate intends to
consider pension bills, the North Da
kota and other territorial statehood bills
and the fisheries treaty. The Repub
licans believe that they will succeed in
securing open sessions for the debate
on the fisheries treaty, but it is likely
that the resolution which will be
adopted making this provision will de
spoil the party of its victory by a pro
vision that upon objection of two sena
tors at any time when secret matters are
to be spoken the doors maybe closed.
The house will to-morrow continue
consideration of the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill, and
will likely complete it by Tuesday
evening. When this bill is out of the
way the debate on the Mills tariff bill
will be resumed under the five-minute
rule, and will probably hold the floor
without interruption until the end of
the week. Democratic members say
they ask to have the tariff bill set aside
during next week so as to permit as
many of their members as wish to at
tend the Democratic national conven
tion at St. Louis. If this is done, next
week will be occupied with appropria
tion bills. These bills are
FURTHER BEHIND
now than for many years at this period
of the session. At this time in the first
session of the last congress, nine appro
priation bills had passed the house.
Now but six' have passed that body.
Three had passed the senate, while tins
year but two have been disposed of.
Only two regular appropriation bills
have passed both houses during this
congress— the pension and military
academy. The diplomatic. District
of Columbia, Indian and river and
harbor and postofiice appropriation bills
have passed the house and have gone to
the senate, while the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial and general appro
priation bills are now pending in the
house. The following appropriation
bills have not yet been reported to the
house; Sundry, civil, fortifications,
army, navy, agricultural and general
deficit To-morrow night the Dem
ocratic members of the house will hold
another caucus to further consider the
amendments which have been offered
to the tariff bill. Congressman Mills
does not hesitate to discuss the pros
pects of his tariff bill and, indeed,
rather enjoys the subject. He says the
bill will surely pass the house, and that
members who have been spoken
of as doubtful have assured him of their
support, He expects that amendments
will be accepted, but says he is at
liberty to state that there will be no de
parture from the general principles of
the bill.
May Go to 'Frisco.
Washington, May 27.— Bishop-Elect
John P. Newman will leave here to
morrow lor New York, where he will
SAINT PAUL, MINN. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1888.
be consecrated on Tuesday. The con
secration ceremonies will be partici
pated in by African, Chinese, Japanese,
Dutch and American bishops. The
place of Dr. Newman's residence will
be determined by a conference of the
bishops, to be held within a couple of
weeks. It is understood that he will
either remain in Washington or goto
San Francisco. Last night Prof. Wid
dows played fourteen airs on the chimes
of the Metropolitan church in honor of
Bishop Newman's election on the four
teenth ballot. I
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Washington's Popularity. \
Washington, May 27.— More than
10,000 strangers have visited Washing
ton during the last fortnight. We have
had the Baptist convention, the Knights
of the Golden Eagle, the National Bar
association, the Hebrew ministers and
the Hudson firemen. In addition to
these every train has brought in its
Quota of visitors, anxious to seethe
sights and the people of the national
capital.
Bayard Not to Resign.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 27.— 1t is again
rumored that Secretary Bayard contem
plates retiring from the cabinet to as
sume the leadership of the minority in
the senate. The rumor, however, ap
pears to have no substantial foundation
and is surely premature, if not entirely
erroneous; at least, such is tbe informa
tion obtained from a very reliable
source.
Invited to Kentucky.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 27.— The Ken
tucky congressional delegation, headed
by Senator Blackburn, accompanied by
ex-Gov. J. Proctor Knott, Col. Blanton
Duncan and other distinguished Ken
tuckians, will call upon President
Cleveland to-morrow morning and in
vite him to visit Kentucky in the early
fall.
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ATTACKED THE BISHOP.
A Lively Meeting in Limerick
Protests Against the Papal Re
script and " Roasts " Bishop
O'Dwyer.
London, May 27. — The National
league meeting, held in Limerick to-day
to protest against the papal rescript,
was an enormous affair. Special trains
were run to carry people in from out
lying points, and their capacity was
taxed to the utmost. Mr. William
O'Brien, the principal orator, made a
scathing attack upon Bishop O'Dwyer,
of Limerick, for having written the
mayor, warning Catholics against at
tending the meeting under the pain of
committing a grievous sin, and vir
tually accused the bishop of construct
ive mood. A copy of the obnoxious
letter, Mr. O'Brien declares, was sent
by Bishop O'Dwyer to every Orange
man newspaper in the kingdom,
while a copy was not sent to the
mayor of Limerick, to whom it was
addressed. The remarks of Mr. O'Brien
elicited repeated cheers for himself and
other home rule leaders, and as often
brought gourth a rumbling chorus of
groans for Bishop O'Dwyer. The bishop
left Limerick last evening, manifestly
not caring to remain in the city during
the storm he must have known his
letter woald create. A large number
of meetings were held throughout
Ireland to.lay. The were uniformly
orderly and peaceful and singularly
free jom government interference.
THE POPE MUST HE OHEYED.
London, May 28.— The Rome corre
spondent of the Times says: "The final
audience with the pope convinced Arch
bishop Walsh that the rescript must be
obeyed, but that the Vatican would not
make the compliance needlessly diffi
cult. The archbishop expressed his in
tention to endeavor to stop meetings and
to insure submission."
Rome, May 27. — Archblsnop Walsh
has received instructions to publish in
the Dublin Freeman a letter which will
rectify the erroneous views that have
found expression with regard to the
papal rescript.
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THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL.
Numerous Democrats Who Are
Willing to Wear the Ermine.
Special to the Globe.
Shakopee, May 27.— interesting
political subject here is the judgeship.
The Eighth judicial district is over
whelmingly Democratic, and when two
years ago Gov. Hubbard appointed a
Republican (James C. Edson) to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
Judge J. L. . lac Donald, it was looked
upon by the Democrats, to say the least,
as a partisan appointment. Judge Ed
son is a perfect gentleman, yet the
Democrats felt that the governor would
have been more consistent to the princi
ple of "non-political office" if he had
chosen his appointee out of the tariff
reform party, particularly so when a
number of able men could be
found therein. For these reasons
the Democrats of this district
will make a party nomination this fall,
and their candidates are: Francis Cad
well, of Le Sueur; William C. Odell,
Chaska; Eli Southworth and H. J.
Peck, of Shakopee. All four of these
gentlemen are lawyers of prominence,
and each well known throughout the
district. The situation at present is as
follows: Le Sueur county is solid for
Cadwell, Carver county is solid for
Odell. McLeod, Sibley and Scott have
not held their conventions. The con
test will be in McLeod and Sibley coun
ties, - as those counties have no candi
date on the Democratic side. On the
Republican side the only candidate
spoken of is the present incumbent,
Judge James C. Edson.
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HER LOVER DIED.
Why Miss Mary Geiser Swallowed
a Bottle of Laudanum.
Special to the Globe.
Frederick, Md., May Mary, the
twenty-one-year-old daughter of An
thony Geiser, a saloonkeeper of this
city, died to-day from the effects of laud
anum taken with suicidal intent. The
girl made a similar attempt four weeks
ago, but was frustrated. Last evening
she purchased the poison. When she
reached home her mother tried to take
it away from her, but Mary broke away,
ran into the yard and swallowed the
deadly dose. Physicians did all they
could 'to save her life. Her marriage
with Cicero Danner was appointed for
yesterday, but the young man died a
month ago in Lexington, Ky., and Miss
Geiser had been pining ever since.
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A Feeling of Lassitude.
Berlin, May 27.— The emperor ap
peared several times at the window to
day. This evening he complained of a
feeling of lassitude, which, however, is
attributed to the warm weather.
The discharge from the emperor's
throat has slightly increased. He goes
to Potsdam Friday. -.y.y !
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Two Thousand Perish.
London, May 27.— A report comes
from Egypt that Osman Digna's camp
has been burned by incendiaries in order
to compel him to retreat. Two thou
sand of his followers are said -to have
« perished.
RED MEN_WANT GORE
Indians at Pine Ridge Said to
Be Sharpening- Scalping
Knives.
Militia Ordered to Be Ready
to Move at a Moment's
Notice.
Old Patents Affecting Land in
Eau Claire and Chippewa
Falls Unearthed.
A Well Known Professor Dy
ing—A Large Warehouse
Bursts.
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, Dak., May 27.— The In
dian scare at Pine Ridge agency has
caused much excitement, especially
among members of the militia, who
have expected to be called out. Fri
day Gov. Church received word by wire
that there was great danger of an out
break near Oelrich's, and that people
were leaving the ranches. The war de
partment was immediately warned by
the governor, and the fact that
citizens were calling for trooops
was made known to the authorities at
Washington. The governor also di
rected Col. *W. J. Thornby, of the ter
ritorial militia, to proceed to Oelrich's
and report to Adjt. Gen. Jenkins to
have two companies of militia ready to
move at a moment's notice. The adju
tant general reports that the men are
ready to move and that the First regi
ment has been notified to make all
necessary preparations for action. The
only report received from Col. Thornby
is to the effect that.
the scare
was started Friday by reports brought
in by friendly Indians to the effect that
they were going on theawar path. The
colonel's telegram is signed by a num
ber of citizens, and calls for two com
panies of militia and arms for citizens.
He states that it was rumored yesterday
that the Indians were encamped eight
miles from town; that all women and
children had left, and that the town was
wild with excitement. No reports
have been received from Oelrich's
to-day. Gen. Vilas, of the de
partment of the interior, telegraphs
Gov. Church that all is quiet at Pine
Ridge agency, which is about twenty
miles from Oelrich's. It begins to look
as though the matter is simply a scare
similar to that of the famous "Turtle
mountain scare of 1887," but it still
ears its serious mask and the authori
ties have prepared for the worst.
I- y'' Looks Ugly at Pine Ridge.
Special to the Globe.
Mitchell, Dak., May 27.— Capt. H.
S. Sevey, commander of Company I,
Dakota national guard, received orders
to-day from the adjutant general to have
his command in readiness at any time
to go to Pine Ridge agency to help to
suppress a contemplated outbreak
among the Indians in that section.
VALUABLE PATENTS FOUND. .
A Cloud on the Title to Ean Claire
and Chippewa Falls Real Estate
Raised.
Special to the Globe.
Eu Claire, Wis., May 27.— Register
Horan, of the United States land office,
as a result of investagation in the St.
Croix and La Crosse land office, has un
earthed over a thousand old patents,
which had been missing over thirty
years. The Eau Claire land district,
until 1854, formed a portion of the St.
Croix falls, and of the district of La
Crosse. At that time this district was
formed, and a new land office opened
here. The proofs made here of entries
which antedated 1854, were sent to
Washington and patents issued, but
when the patents were sent from Wash
ington, they were addressed, it is now
discovered, to the land office where the
entries were recorded, St. Croix
Falls and La Crosse. Parties applied
here in hundreds of instances for their
patents, but the war excitement came
on and the matter was forgotten for
years. Meantime • endless transfers
have been made of these lands, to which
the thousand or two original entrymen
had received patents, and to which the
titles have consequently always been
prima facie vitally defective. A por
tion of the old patents cover nearly all
the site ot Eau Claire and Chippewa
Falls. The discovery completes the
chain of title in all these cases. The
old patents, yellow and musty, are
being forwarded to the laud office here,
and wilMbe placed on record. They are
all signed by President Buchanan, and
bear date from 1851 to 18?
Promptly Discharged.
Special to the Globe. _,
Chatfield, Minn., May 27.—Consid
erable excitement was caused on our
streets Thursday by the arrival of the
sheriff with a warrant for the arrest of
Dr. J. C. Dickson, mayor of this city.
The warrant was sworn out by Dr. M.
A. Trou, of this city, charging him with
practicing medicine in violation of the
state law. Dr. Dickson was taken to
Rushford and tried before Justice Car
penter of that city. After a short ex
amination he was promptly acquitted,
there being uo cause for action.
Prof. Irving Dying.
Special to the Globe.
Madison, Wis., May 27.— D. Irv
ing, professor of geology in the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, was stricken with
paralysis to-day, and it is not expected
he will live. Irving has been promi
nently connected with the United States
geodetic survey for several years past,
and has held a professorship in the
state university for eighteen years. He
is only forty-one years of age.
! On Their Way Home. -
Special to the Globe.
Fort Assinaroine, Mont., May 27.—
A special train conveying President
Forbes and a party of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad officials on a
tour' of inspection over the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad passed
through here this afternoon, en route
for St.' Paul and their homes in Chicago.
}- " An Indian Killed.
: Special to the Globe. -
'; -Great Falls, Mont., May 27.—Trou
. ble with Blood Indians from across the
'boundary. continues in the Teton river
. country, and stock is being run off in
" -'numbers... Shots were exchanged and
one Indian killed. Trouble Is i cared. .
IN MEMORIAM.
Yesterday's Exercises at "Water
town and Owatonna— A Speaker
Chosen at Chippewa Falls.
Special to the Globe.
"Watertown, Dak., May 27.— The
memorial exercises here to-day were of
a most interesting character. The
members of Freeman Thayer post of
the Ladies' Relief corps and the Sons of
Veterans marched from their hall to the
armory, thence to the Opera house,
where Rev. I. P. Patch, financial secre
tary of Kedfield college, delivered a
fine memorial sermon to a large audi
ence.
to speak memorial day.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, "Wis., "May 27.—
Col. G. G. Genty, candidate for governor
of this state, has been appointed
speaker of the day for Memoral day in
this city. One of the largest services
ever witnessed in this section is ex
pected this year.
SERVICES AT OWATONNA.
Special to the Globe.
Owatonna, Minn., May 27,— G. A. R.
memorial services were held to-day in
the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev.
J. C. Ogle delivered an interesting and
appropriate address. James A. Good
win Post No. 81, Company E, ana the
drum corps were in attendance with
full uniforms. The continued rains
prevented many from the country from
being present.
AT P.ED WING.
Special to the Globe.
Red Wing, May 27.— T0-morrow even
ing the members of A. Edwards Welch
post, G. A. R., and Colville Camp, Sons
of Veterans, together with the ladies of
the Woman's Relief corps, will attend
services in a body at the M. E. church,
where appropriate memorial services
will be held, Rev. Dr. Turner, officiat
ing.
A HALE, HAPPY COUPLE.
Lives of Usefulness Worthy of
Imitation and Study.
Special to tne Globe.
Zumbrota, Minn., May 27.—Sylves
ter Dickey was born in the town of
Augusta, Oneida county, New York,
January, 1807. His parents were natives
ot Tremont. When he was five years
old he moved with his parents to Spring
field, N. V., where he spent his younger
days and lived until 1859. In these days
he had charge of locks on the Erie
canal. In 1843 he was married to Miss
Harriet Alexander. In IS_9 he and his
wife, with eight children, moved to
Minnesota and located on a farm in the
southern part of the county, where he
lived for many years and reared his
large family of sons and daughters, who
have since all married and raised fami
lies, and are all living and in good
health. Four of his sons went through
the hardships of the late war and served
their country long and faithfully. In
1864 Mr. Dickey was elected county
commissioner in Goodhue county, and
in the fall of 1805 was elected as repre
sentative of the legislature from his
district by the Republicans, and has
held some responsible position of trust
ever since. His business capacity is
seemingly as good as ever. He is hale
and hearty, and is likely good for
twenty-five years yet. For several
years past he and wife have lived in the
village of Pine Island a quiet and re
tired life. Mrs. Dickey, who is but a
few years younger than her husband,
still enjoys the best of health, with all
of her faculties, and many a villager
has had occasion to call her blessed, as
she is ever ready to be present at the
bedside of the sick and do a neighbor a
good turn. Mr. and Mrs. Dickey cele
brated their golden wedding Feb. 5,
1t.84. This good old couple cling to the
spiritualistic faith, and while they are
yet happy and healthy and in the best
of spirits in this world, they look for
ward with pleasure to the time when
they shall cease their earthly career to
visit the land of their eternal home.
High Water aud .Log Jams.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, May 27.— Bain is
falling heavily, and the river is slowly
rising. No damage as yet has been
experienced. Large crews of men leave
Monday morning to assist in the attempt
to break the log jam at Little Falls.
Another left to-night for the Yellow
river jam. The Valley division of the
Milwaukee road is still unable to handle
traffic.
Banville Buried.
Special to the Globe.
Tower, Minn., May 27.— Banville,
murdered by Cut Face, was buried by
Sheriff Free eighty miles from here.
He was somewhat mutilated. Cut Face
is on British soil and threatens others.
A Big Warehouse Bursts.
Special to the Globe.
Alexandria, Minn., May 27.— The
flat warehouse connected with the St.
Anthony elevator burst about 1 o'clock
this morning. It contained 30,000
bushels. The building is a total wreck.
m
Dam Pedro No Belter.
Milan, May 27.— The emperor of
Brazil does not regain his strength, as
his doctors expected he would, and
massage treatment is about to be re
sorted to in order to promote the circu
lation of his blood.^
Up Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga, Teiin., May 27.— The
standard gauge head-foremost railroad
to the summit of Lookout mountain was
completed at 12 o'clock last night and
the first passenger train ran up the
mountain to-day. .
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MARINE MATTERS.
Special to the Globe.
Washburn, "Wis., May 27 Cleared: City
of Traverse, Chicago, 4.25,000 feet lumber;
Starucca, Buffalo, 2,500 barrels flour; Rob
ert Holland, Annie Sherwood and F. S. Dad
torth, Chicago, 1,000.000 feet lumber
Stevens, for Duluth. - Cloudy and calm.
PORT OP ASHLAKD. ";■'••' • :
Special to the Globe. ' - -
• Ashland, Wis., May 27.— Arrived : Steam
ers Everett andCormorant;Schooners I.Wins
low, Sophia Lynch and Charles Wall, to load
ore. Cleared : Onoke, ore, - Cleveland.
AT DUBUQUE. .
Dubuque, la., May 27.— Rafters up: Lady
Grace, Clyde,. B. Hersey, B. E. Linehan,
Moline, Golden Gate. Down: S. Crescent,
Lumberman, -Kit Carson, | Denkman, • Ten
Broeck, Stillwater, A Gile. A steady decline
of six inche-i. ____g____^a_ri_i ■ i m n Hi iim
A WALLJOF^ WATER.
Immense Damage Done in Ne
braska by a Great Water-
Spout.
Houses Washed Away, Stock
Drowned and Railways
Submerged.
A Rolling Mass of Black Cloud
Revolving Like a Cart
Wheel.
Electric Storms, High Winds,
Small Cyclones and For
est Fires.
Special to the Globe.
Ciiadkon, Neb., May 27.— A water
spout broke in northwestern Dawes
county last night 6 o'clock. Five miles
of track is submerged on the Elkhorn,
Missouri Valley & Fremont railroad
and a number of bridges washed out.
There has been, no train from the
north or west for twenty-four hours,
and it is hard to say when there
will be one. It has rained
hard since 4 o'clock last night without
stopping and the country is flooded.
Farmers all along the White and Lone
Tree rivers have had to abandon their
houses, and a number have been washed
away. White river rose sixteen feet in
forty minutes. The water came down
almost in a solid wall. It is impossible
to cross White river, as all the highway
bridges are washed out, and it is feared
great damage has been done further
northwest, as the waterspout came from
the northwest. One man, a farmer
named A. J. Sweet, lost
SIXTEEN HEAD OF CATTLE.
and five head of horses, the water com
ing in such a wall that it carried the live
stock down with it. Mr. Sweet came
across the river in a boat, and reports
that terrible damage has been done to
other farms, both in loss of live stock
and crops. The rivers are still rising,
and it is raining hard. No loss of life
has as yet been reported, but it is feared
that after a full report can be obtained
there will be.
The cloud was plainly visible from
here, . and it had the ap
pearance of a rolling mass
of black -cloud, revolving like a
cart wheel, entirely different from a cy
clone cloud. A man by the name of
Anderson was in the extreme southern
limit of the spout, and he reports the
water coming in a solid wall ten feet
deep, carrying everything possible be
fore it. Anderson barely escaped with
his life. This section is noted for water
spouts. The last one came three years
years ago and carried the entire rail
road camp away which was then build
ing the Elkhorn, Missouri Valley &
Fremont railroad.
Curious Pranks of Electricity.
Dayton, 0., May 27.— A terrific elec
tric storm, accompanied by fierce winds,
raged here for half an hour this morn
ing. Jacob Strobe] and family had gone
to church. The house was struck by
lightning, the roof burned and house
hold property flooded. Two other
houses were struck in other parts of the
city. An oak tree near the Fifth street .
car stables was shattered to pieces by
the lightning. The air was filled with
electricity in that vicinity. Horses be
came frantic and all began neighing in
alarm.
Houses Blown Down.
Bei.oit, Kan., May 27.— Beloit was
visited by a heavy rain last night at
8:30, accompanied by a high wind, which
was the hardest ever seen here. Three
small houses were blown down in the
city, and a baby named Guill was killed
in one of them. Its mother and a little
girl were slightly injured. The city
water works were injured. Two or
three business houses were unroofed,
and chimneys, window sills and trees
suffered badly.
Shane's Crossing Catches It.
Cleveland, 0., May 27.— A special
from Shane's Crossing says a cyclone
struck that village to-day, tearing off
the third story of S. J. Dull & Co.'s
grist mill, unroofing the town hall, a
grain elevator, Cout -tright & Co.'s dry
goods store and Shocks & Peffer's
grocery store. The damage amounted
to about (25,000 altogether. The wind
was so violent that loose planks were
caught up and hurled through the
weather boards of a new building on
the principal street.
Threatened With Destruction.
St. Joiinsbuey, Vt., May 27.— The
village of Hazen's Mills is threatened
with destruction by a forest fire. Many
families have been driven from their
dwellings and all the men of the place
were at last accounts out fighting the
flames.
Edge of a Cyclone.
Elgin, 111., May 27.— The edge of a
cyclone and hailstorm struck Elgin this
evening, breaking thousands of panes
of glass, blowing down trees and doing
much other damage. West of here it
was much worse. Hailstones seven
inches in circumference fell.
Three Children Burned.
Pittson, Pa., May 27.— An Italian
boarding house burnt this morning.
Three children 6f the proprietor, Chris
topher Sarageni, perished and several
men were hurt, some fatally.
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Girls in Short Dresses.
New York, May 27.— police
raided two Chinese brothels in Mott
and Pell streets to-night. In one twelve
Chinamen, two boys and seven young
girls, and in the other three
Chinamen and two girls were cap
tured. Some of the girls were
in short dresses. They begged piteously
to be released. Opium smoking was in
progress at both places. One of the
girls was Mary Farrell, who was mar
ried three months ago to Prince Mock
Ling, of the Chinese six companies, by
J ustice Pitsche.
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. .-y ; McGlynn on the Pope.
New Yokk, May 27.— Dr. McGlynn,
in his speech to-night,' said that while
the Irish fools are sending £30,000 to
£40,000 per annum to the pope he sends
them in reture his blessing. Is it not
strange that while money is being col
lected in New South Wales and other
places for Ireland, she sends this much
to the pope. He said the pope resem
bled that individual who took the
Saviour up into a mountain,
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NO. 149.
A MASON SIXTY-FOUR YEARS,
Lived Ninety Years and Voted for
Every Democrat for President.
Special to the Globe.
Pine Island, Minn., May 27.—Will
iam Bickford, the subject of this sketch,
was born at Wolfboro, N. H., on Nov.
30, 1708, consequently he will be ninety
years old should he live until the last
of next November. His childhood days
were spent about the same as children
generally spend their time. When he
was twenty he secured a position in a
tannery, but in 1818 he went to Gard
ner, Me., where on Jan. 23, 1820, he was
married to Miss Solome Bayles. This
union was blessed with one child, a son,
who died in our late war. From here
he moved to Nobleboro, Me., a ship
building city at that time. At Noble
boro he lived.until 1826, when he moved
across the Driver to New Castle.
In 1536 he again emigrated,
going to Auburn, Me., where 'he re
sided until IS.S, when he came- est
and settled at Zumbrota, this county.
He and his wife were now getting
rather aged, and their prime object in
coming West was to spend their declin
ing years with their only son, who pre
ceded them to this then new and wild
region. At the death of their son a few
years later they were again obliged to
live alone. On the 23d of January, 1870,
they celebrated their golden wedding,
at which a large number were present.
In October of the same year he was
again married to Mrs. Frances Lord,
who still keeps him company down the
stream of time. They have one child, a
bright, interesting young lady of six
teen, and she is a great comfort to the
old gentleman and his wife. In July,
1573, he moved to Pine Island, where ho
has lived over since, and where he
will spend the remainder of his days.
Of one more thing than another, the old
gentleman is proud of his Masonic
record. He joined in 1824 and was an
active member. At the revival of Ma
sonry in 1547 he took au active part and
did much for the cause. He had taken
nine degrees, and is said to be remark
ably well posted in them all. He has
had a wonderful memory, thus making
it possible for him to remember much
that ordinary men would forget, Ho
organized the Zumbrota lodge and
others. He is still quite active, a brill
iant talker for a man of his age, is a
strong Democrat and has voted at every
presidential election since the year be
fore he was twenty-one.
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CONDITION OP CROPS.
Insects Doing Considerable Dam*
age in Illinois — Meadows Buck
ward in Minnesota.
Chicago, May 27.— The Farmers' Re
view this week will print the following
crop summary: The improvement in
the condition of the winter wheat crop
due to the recent rains is now being
noted by many of our correspondents,
but at the same time reports of injury
from insects are quite numerous, and
nearly, if not fully, offset improvement
from the rains. In Illinois the wheat
crop is improved in condition in Cass
county, hut insects have done serious
damage in Christian, Clark, Crawford,
"Wabash and Wayne ceunties. The con
dition of meadows and pastures in this
state, according to our reports this
week, is only-fair, and- cutworms anil
army worms are plentiful in some local
ities. Fruit prospects are very (air, but
the season is somewhat backward. In
sects are doing little damage in In
diana, the only report of injury being
from Vanderburgh county. Fruit
prospects are fair. In Wisconsin
the winter wheat crop in good condi
tion, although slightly late. This is
also true of the pastures and meadows..
Fruit prospects are good. No improve
ment is noticeable in the condition of
the winter wheat in Michigan; mead
ows and pastures are late, but improved
in condition; fruit prospects good, es
pecially for apples. In St. Joseph
county, however, they are poor from
numerous hard frosts, while in Wayne
county the prospect is poor for peaches.
Crops are in fair condition in Missouri
except where insects are working, as in
Barry, Hickory. New Madrid, Pettis,
Warren and Webster counties. The
prospect for peaches is poor. Little
change can be noted in the condition of
the crops in Ohio, with the exception of
fruit, which is improved. The season
is backward in lowa, but good progress
is now being made. Meadows and past
ures are in good condition. Fruit pros
pects arc fair. Little injury from in
sects is reported. Meadows and past
ures are very backward in Minnesota,
the season being exceptionally cold and
wet. Crops are late, but in good condi
tion in Nebraska. .
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STOCKHOLDERS SWINDLED.
A Big Suit Against the Nevada
Bank, Mackay, Flood and Jones.
San Francisco, May 27.— John Nel
son has filed a suit against the Nevada
bank, John W. Mackay, James C. Flood,
J. P. Jones, Comstock Mill & Mining
company, and the Consolidated Califor
nia & Virginia Mining company et al.
Nelson alleges that Mackay, Flood and
Jones, who own a controlling interest in
the Consolidated Virginia, had the
ore from that company's mines
crushed at the mills of the Com
stock Mining company, which they
also own. On this ore they charged
from ?2 to S3 per ton more for milling
than other mill companies could have
charged, therefore defrauding the stock
holders out of fully $800,000. In addi
tion to this the defendants, as directors
of the Nevada bank, charged commis
sions for the sale of the bullion, whereby
they again swindled the stockholders
out of SSO.OOO. Complainants ask that
that the defendants be compelled to
account for these sums; and that all
contracts between the Consolidated
Virginia and the Comstock company,
and between those companies and the
Novada bank be declared void.
TARE YOUR CHOICE.
Two Kinds of Information From
the Inside. ./ -
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 27.— Hon. J. H.
Manley, of Augusta, Me., Mr. Blame's
most trusted lieutenant, is at the Ebbitt.
In an interview he expressed the opinion
that Mr. Blame was so firmly in the
hands of his friends that it was out of
his power to withdraw his name from
the contest. Mr. Blame, he says, is en
tirely passive.
New York, May 27.— World says
editorially: "We have private infor
mation of the most trustworthy charac
ter that Mr. Blame will not be a candi
date for president. The convention
will be in his favor. It may even nomi
nate him, but Mr. Blame will - not ac
cept." '_ ■
In Miss Annie's Room.
Plainfield, N. J., May 27.— At 1
o'clock this morning detectives who
had been admitted to the house of Al
bert li. Lovell by Mrs. Lovell, surprised
and arrested Mr. Lovell and Miss Annie
Bell Parker in the lafter's room.
Lovell tried to shoot the officers, but
was disarmed. He is manager here for
Swift's Chicago Dressed Beef company.
The prisoners were locked up in default
of bail until to-morrow.

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