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THE DAILY GLOBE
published every DAY IN* THE year.
" LEWIS BAKER.
ST. PAIL. FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 18S8. |
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TO-DAY'S WEATHER.
Washington, June 1, 1 a. m.— For Michi
gan ami Wisconsin: Slightly warmer, fol
lowed by cooler, fair weather, followed in
Wisconsin by local rains; light to fresh vari
able winds. For Minnesota and Dakota:
Slightly cooler, fair weather, followed by
local rains in Southern Minnesota; light to
fresh northerly winds.Forlowa and Nebraska:
Slightly cooler, followed in Neoraska by fair
weather; light to fresh variable winds. .
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
St. Paul, May 31.— The following obser
vations were made at 8:4.8 p. m,, local time:
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beg ex MB, S*g
Place of iE - 2 § Place of 5 *=" § g
Obs'vation. _£, ~e- Obs'vation. 22, jr&
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St. Paul.... 129. 50 60 Ft. Totten. 29.96 50
Duluth 129.76 54 Fort Garry 29.98 40
La Crosse. 29.86 5-1 ! Ft. Solly.. 29.94 56
Huron 30.92 54 Minnedosa 29.98 42
Moorhead. 30.92 1 50 | Edmonton
Bismarck. 30.94 58 Calgary.. .. 29.84 64
Ft. Bufordj29.9G 60 Medic'*e H. 29.82 64
Ft. Coster. 29.92 64 Qu' Ap'lle. 29.92 64
Helena ..;29.«0| 62 S'ft Cur'nt 29.90 42
-»- :
As to Allison— but who is Alli
son, any way?
■»_»
The Alger boom seems to be hidden
under the mantle of its own charity.
-•»
With politics rile and the fishing ex
cellent. Truth is sustaining a tearful
strain these days.
- — -■»«
Yesterday's test at least demon
strated that the St. Paul fire department
is a credit to the city.
Haggard has written another novel.
Nig.itmare in assorted doses may soon
be had in every book store.
A cooking department is to be added
to the Chicago public schools. This is
a severe blow at the cook's trust.
«_»
Let us hope that there is no string
tied to the samples of real Minnesota
weather to which we have been treated.
Gath says he thinks it will be
Gresham or Sherman. Candidate
Sherman ought to feel tickled over
this.
,
What boots ii if the weather is a little
chill at present? it will be warm
enough after the two national conven
tions.
m —
Mr. Blame has recovered from his
cold, but his friends have not yet re
covered from the chill to which he has
treated the in.
i
Lemonade was served at the Proba
tion convention yesterday. We trust
none of the enemy had charge of the
compounding of the mixture.
The Hon. Knute Nelson should
take a brief vacation in Minnesota and
allay the anxiety existing in the minds
of numerous prominent 'politicians.
—•■■
The Minnesota delegation came ably
to the front at the Prohibition conven
tion yesterday, as Minnesotians have a
habit of doing wherever they may be.
It was a St. Paul man who started
the wave of contributing enthusiasm at
the Prohibition convention yesterday,
which explains why it was so effica
cious.
-»■
Mr. Therm ax, even if he does not
want the vice-presidential nomination,
cannot fail to be gratified at the wide
spread commendation which the men
tion of his name has elicited.
IfEGresham the free trader will be
come Gresham the hide-bound pro
tectionist, the wire pullers are willing
to give him a show. But the judge is
not an expert at the Jekyll-Hvde
business.
.a —
NOT BUSINESS MEN.
The male members of the Grant
family seem to be conspicuous failures
as business men. Even going back be
yond their fleecing by Ferdinand
Ward, instances are not lacking
where the sons of the general betrayed
lack of business capacity. The sorry
figure they cut during and subsequent
to the great failure is fresh in the
memory of all.
Now comes another instance illus
trative of the boys' maladroitiness in
this respect. Backed by his mother to
the extent of $210,000, Ulysses Grant,
Jr., attempted to enter the magazine
field, lie took hold of the Cosmopoli
tan. But a few numbers have been
issued under his management, and it is
now reported thai the enterprise is about
to come to an end for lack of
financial support, the §100,000 advanced
from the profits of Gen. Grant's book
being exhausted. This is all the more
to be regretted since Ulysses Grant
is the only one of the boys who has
shown a marked desire to do anything,
and also sine- the magazine was really
a creditable production, lt is rare that
sons inherit the executive ability or any
other special quality for which their
fathers may have been noted.
It is a question, however, whether
the fault lies wholly with the sons
themselves. As a usual thing, when
their fathers have been successful
men the sons do not possess the
same stimulus and are not given
the business, training necessary to com
mercial success. Had the ("rant boys
received such training in early man
hood, they doubtless would not now be
noted chiefly as failures, and the hard
earned profits of the lamented general's
literary efforts would not have been
dissipated in fruitless undertakings.
All of which goes to prove that, no
matter what may be youth's expecta
tions, his parents owe it to society and
to the child himself to give him, if pos
sible, some kind of special training that,
will enable him, in case of need, to
make his way in the world.
«_ —
:.-;*V-THE PAST FREIGHTS.
The scheme recently outlined which
lias been devised by several railway
managers for the establishment of a
transcontinental freight service on pas
senger train time is something in which
the business worid naturally takes a
great deal of interest. The favor with
which the project has met practically
assures its success, and when actual ex
periment has made that assurance
doubly sure it is quite likely that other
roads will follow the example set them.
The advantages to both merchants and
consumers in being able to get freight
transported in a tew days. instead of a
few weeks are obvious. The only
wonder is that . some enterprising
road has not established such a
service before. In the general ex
tension of the service, which is
pretty sure to occur it is to be. hoped
that the Northwest will share. St. Paul
and Minneapolis would be immensely
benefited by the establishment of a fast
Eastern service, and' would furnish
business enough to render such an un
dertaking profitable. This is the day
of fierce competition among railroad
companies as in other forms of business,
and in that competition the public gains,
lt has hitherto, much to the public sat
isfaction, taken the form of increased
passenger accommodations, and the bus
iness public will be none the less
pleased to see it now take the shape of
better freight service. The matter is
one which the Northwestern roads
should carefully consider.
■■ *»*•
CARNEGIE'S CANT.
A Pittsburg telegram announces that
Andrew Carnegie's iron and steel
mills have ordered a reduction of from
10 to 20 per cent on the wages of the em
ployes during the summer months. A
few days ago the GLOBE discussed Mr.
Carxegie's protection views in con
nection with his European trip, and
pointed out the fact that the most pro
tection did was to enable the manufact
urers to accumulate fortunes, while the
poor workingmen who earned their
millions for them were no better off at
the close of a long life of labor than when
they started in. Mr. Blame's professed
sympathy for the workingmen of Europe,
whose condition is contrasted with that
of the laboring men in protected Ameri
ca, makes it appropriate to recall the
fact that Mr. Carnegie and Mr.
Blame are going to travel together
this year. Mr. Carnegie pays the ex
pense of a trip which will enable Mr.
Blame to stretch his legs under the
mahogany of British nobility. While
these two American gentlemen of leis
ure are drinking rich wines with Eng
lish aristocracy the poor mill men at
Pittsburg are being taxed for it. As
stated above, Mr. Carnegie pays the
expense of Mr. Blame's trip. But
how does he do it? He cuts down the
wages of his employes from 10 to 20
per cent, and then gives the poor fel
lows the option of loafing all the sum
mer or of working ou reduced pay,
while he is off on his vacation blowing
n money that they earned for him.
And yet Blame and Carnegie are
loud talkers about the beauties of pro
tection and of what it does for the
'laboring men in this country. Of course
it has beauty in their eyes, because it
enables them to live sumptuously every
day, while the poor devils who operate
the mills are reduced to starvation
wages.
It is the veriest cant to talk of pro
tection being a benefit to the laboring
classes.
The Carxegie-Blaixe incident is an
illustration of it.
It makes the rich richer and the poor
poorer.
Mr. Carnegie's wealth and the pov
erty of his employes verify the state
ment.
Those who grow rich under the opera
tions of a protective tariff policy are in
different to real sufferings of the poor
laborers.
The Carnegie-Blame jaunt through
England and Scotland is a demonstration
of the fact.
The money spent by Carnegie on his
"outing" with Blame will probably
amount to 10 or 20 per cent of the wages
of his employes.
— > _■■
RIGHT FOR ONCE.
We are pleased to chronicle the grati
fying fact that Congressman Lind has
been right for once. The gentleman
from the Second district has not been
particularly heedful of the wishes of
Miniiesotians in the matter of tariff re
form, but he has recently shown his in
terest in the right way in a department
of the government in which the people
are much concerned— the general land
office. It has been a notorious fact that,
despite the better business methods
which have been introduced into every
department of the government since the
advent of the Democratic administra
tion, and in spite of the increased ef
ficiency resulting from these methods,
the general land office has been unable
to cope with the work presented to it.
D Though the force has been driven to
its utmost capacity, it has been impossi
ble to do anything more than to prevent
the arrears of work from increasing.
Had the office a sufficient working force,
it would, of course, be quite possible to
bring the work up to date in a short
time. That this is a matter in which
the people, and particularly the people
of the West, are deeply interested in, is
evinced by the fact that 90,000 patents
are waiting to be passed upon. The of
ficials have asked for more assistance
and it has been refused them.
Therefore, in taking up their cause aud
in demanding that the proper allowance
be made, Congressman Lind has ren
dered the people the most notable serv
ice of his congressional career. We
take pleasure in agreeing with him in
the matter. There is no economy in
crippling the force of any department,
and least of all that of the land office,
which so directly concerns the people.
«*■ .
STATE PRESS.
Not Uncomfortably Warm.
Mankato Democrat.
The Democrats of the state are mak
ing it warm for Editor Baker, of the
Globe. One thing we have noticed,
the Democratic party of Minnesota
never accomplished much before it had
a wide-awake, representative state daily.
Silly and Without Sense.
Crookston Times.
The attitude of the Republican state
convention on the tariff question was
the most silly and meaningless that
could possibly emanate from a body of
intelligent men.
His Only Argument.
St. Peter Journal.
If Gov. McGill could only double the
number of offices at his disposal he
would find his campaigning much more
effective.
Tell the Truth.
Norfhfield News.
Why doesn't it pay to be honest and I
sincere? A few papers insist in saying
that the present governor is not making
an effort to secure a renomination, and I
that he is going ahead in a dignified
way without any thought of the coming j
convention. Such twaddle is very silly, !
for it is well known that letters are fly- I
ing all over the state inviting men to i
visit the capitol building, and when they
get there, their support is solicited un
blushiligly. It is all right for the gov
ernor to work for himself, but let's try"
and tell the truth.
No Time lor Youth.
Ashland Tribune. •
The Pioneer Press flashed on* for I
Gresham with all its brilliant power, |
but somehow since the convention it {
has suffered an extreme relapse of a' j
mysterious character. It takes no stock j
in the young men. That is* very likely,
the size of the trouble.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1888.
THE POLITICAL VOICE.
THE POLITIC VOICE.
Gen. Martin Chandler— Mr. Bar
to's _ Confidence—
County Democrats.
Gen. Martin Chandler, of Red Wing,
and ex-Marshall Denny, of St. Paul, had
a corner to them
selves in the Mer r
chants yesterday
afternoon, into
which they let the
Globe come for a
moment. Gen.
Chandler laughed as
he said:
"Tell them I didn't
say a word."
Then on after
thought he added:
"Goodhue county
seems to be inclining
toward Merriam, but Scheffer has a good
many friends there among the Germans.
I can't say what the gubernatorial situ
ation is. for the country hasn't been
heard from. No, 1 don't think that
Goodhue will be for Reed for congress,
and I know that Maj. Strait will take
the nomination. He says himself that
for fourteen years he asked the people
for favors and now he is willing to take
what they will offer him.
The conversation led up to the late
Third district congressional convention
held to send delegates to Chicago.
"Why," says the general, "Capt. Reed
and Warren Ives got into that conven
tion by proxies for the purpose of se
lecting Dr. Dodge to go to Chicago, thus
defeating me. Ives came to me and
asked :
-.* 'If we support you, will you pledge
Goodhue county to Reed?'
"I said: 'No, sir. You go and tell
Capt. Reed that if he thinks it will pay
him to fight me to sail in.' "
It is needless to add that Gen. Chand
ler was chosen to represent part of Min
nesota at Chicago. It is conceded
that Capt. Reed made a big mis
take In lighting him. His re
marks about Maj. Strait's candidacy
were very pertinent. They strengthen
the Glore's prediction that Capt. Reed
cannot be nominated for congress in the
Third district.
* *
Mr. Denny had little to say of poli
tics. "I am tending strictly to agricul
tural business," he remarked. On the
suggestion being made that "agricul
tural business" was Merriam crops, he
entered a disclaimer, although Gen.
Chandler chuckled and said that . was
correct.
"Denny," said he. "if you had been
nominated for congress two years ago
you would have been elected."
"Yes, I think I would have been."
sighed Mr. Denny, then added, "spilt
milk is not to be cried over, though."
The big doors of the Merchants flew
open wide when Hon. A. Barto entered
yesterday afternoon. The Globe greet
ed him with: "Is it Congressman
Barto?"
"Not yet," he replied, and finding a
chair, talked of liis canvass. He feels
confident of his nomination, claiming
that his strength is so compact now that
to break it will be impossible.
"We Duluth fellows were claiming
the earthy" he remarked, "but I guess
since they heard from the Red river
valley they are not so loud about it.
What is my strength in figures? I
couldn't.tell you for publication, but
privately, it is . I have more than
this, but it is all that 1 claim. Of course,
all of the candidates are sure of win
ning, but I don't believe that 1 can be
beaten. Don't ask me about the guber
natorial fight. I'm not meddling with
it."
* *
Aggressive Charlie Lienan. editor of
the Volkszeitung, was overhauled by
the GLOBE yesterday.
"1 am letting politics alone until
the field is less mixed. I
think Scheffer will be nominated, but
personally I wouid prefer to see the
Democrats put him up. Eugene Wilson
would make a good canvass for con
gressman in this district, and stand a
fine show for election, although he
would not poll as many votes in Ram
sey county as Ames would. lam going
to the St. Louis convention, and will
stay over to the Sangerfest, and then
take in the Chicago affair."
*•*
Hon. C. P. Gregory, of Stillwater, and
Hon. E. W. Durant, were political stars
in St. Paul yesterday. Mr. Gregory
said of the Washington county Democ
racy:
"Blame carried the county by over
1,000, and two years later we carried it
all along the line. With a good state
and congressional ticket this fall it will
remain Democratic for we are
locally united and enthusiastic.
For congress I think our choice is
Robert A. Smith, if he will take it. I
think him the strongest man in the dis
trict."
*
* *
C. P. Carpenter, the lively editor of
tlie Fanningtou Tribune, was in St.
Paul yesterday. Mr. Carpenter is a
Merriam hustler, whom, rumor says,
will endeavor to corral the Dakota
county delegation for the millionaire.
Mr. Carpenter was an official of the last
legislature, edits a bright paper, and
knows several good points about poli
tics.
* *
"What did H. 8~. Willis say, any
way?" is the question bothering the
McGill-Merriam-Scheffer shouters just
now. What he denies saying is the
statement that he asserted" that McGill
and Scheffer had combined to down
Merriam. Now Joel lieatwoie is quoted
as saying that Mr. Willis said that the
McGill men considering Scheffer to be
the weakest candidate of the three, and
having no show for the nomination,
would combine with him to help carry
Ramsey county against Merriam,- but
that after they had done that, they
would let him alone. Altogether what
Mr. Willis said has become of great im
portance and he finds himself thrust
into a prominence that his natural mod
esty must shrink from. Daily reports
from authentic sources will ' be pub
lished as to what Mr. Willis said.
* *
*
Gen. Cross, of Goodhue, was among
the political celebrities at the Merchants
yesterday. He was asked if Goodhue
county was for Merriam.
"Ask Jennison," was his reply.
Shortly after this he came up and said:
"1 have just talked with two promi
nent citizens of Goodhue, and they say
the county is surely for Merriam.''
Ramsey county's only Mr. Lowenstein
overheard the remark.
"I will bet you £10," he said, "that
Merriam does not carry Goodhue."
Mr. Cross declined to take it, at which
Sam Nichols said:
"Well, if I was a' Goodhue man I
would take any bet of that kind.*'
Mr. Cross and Mr. Lowenstein had
some further conversation, after which
the latter wagered Mr. Cross ."-10 that
Scheffer would have the Ramsey county
delegation in the state convention. Cross
took this at once, and the money was
deposited with F. R. Welz.
*
Joel lieatwoie was an interested spec
tator of this debate. Attired in a fisher
man's garb, and on his way to River
Falls, he could not resist saying a few
words on politics: "You bet, that lam
for Merriam for governor, and 'have been
all the time. I think the sentiment of
the counts* is for him and against the
dictation by any one county of who the
nominee shall be. The call lor the state
convention is in the hands of Gov. Pills
bury and myself. I shall act in the mat
ter as I think the best interests of the
party demand. If Blame was a candi
date*! should vote for him at Chicago.
Since he is not, my vote goes to
Gresham.
* *
Two gentlemen who saunter through
the Merchants frequently now are given
the credit of doing some heavy work
for Merriam. They. are W. W. Erwin
and J. B. Hubbell, each a character in
himsief, and intimates of the banker.
There is one thing about Merriam's
canvass that is peculiar, since the can
vass is more than that— that is. the big
brains of the party, as a rule, are help
ing him. His show of granger stock is
very slim. The trio referred to above
are genuines in their way, and not
around making the idiotic claim that
their candidate has 227 votes already.
They keep very silent, and it is strange
if their best work is not done after the
delegates get here. The most accurate
estimate of the strength of the candi
dates so far made was furnished the
Globe yesterday by friends of each of
the candidates. It is as follows: *
Merriam's Claim— Merriam, 308: Mc-
Gill, Scheffer 0.
MeGilPs Claim— McGill, 350; Scheffer,
17;. Merriam, 2. .
Scheffer's Scheffer, 309; Mer
riam, 0; McGill, 0. * • - '
.>--..',.-■■. *.*
The Republican fight and bitterness
is now centered in Ramsey county. It
is between Scheffer and Merriam for
the St. Paul delegation, with McGill in
clined to help the former. The propo
sition that the judges of the caucuses
should be represented by a friend of;
each one of the three candidates is un
der consideration. It may possibly be
rejected. On a fair contest, with no
underhand work, wagers are heavy that'
Scheffer carries the county, but if the;
fight goes beneath the surface, it is said
to be a toss up between his winning and!
Merriam. If Merriam loses the county
it will be a black eye for him. If
Scheffer loses it, then, good-bj to any
semblance of Republican harmony.
McGill can do without it anyway, for
that which has nothing cannot grieve
over the loss of that which it has not. •
* *
Hon. John F. Meagher and Henry M.
Hamilton, Mankato,left yesterday for the
St. Louis convention, intending to make
the down trip by boat, enjoying an easy
journey and beautiful scenery. They
will return within a week by rail.
* *
It is curious to notice the spying done
by the Republican candidates on each
other's movements. Samples of their
course are herewith furnished:
Merriam Spotter— Say, there's a meet
ing of farmers in Scheffer's headquar
ters. The Globe ought to have it.
Scheffer Spotter— Did you see Heat
wole go into Merriam's bank just now?
Put it in the Globe.
McGill Spotter— Globe ought to
expose the way Scheffer and Merrianv
are spending money.
All Three— We ain't doing anything.
Well Stated.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Mr. Blame, in his letter to Whitelaw
Reid, says, on the issue of protection,
that, were it possible for every voter of
the republic to see for himself the con
dition and recompense of labor in
Europe, the party of free trade in the
United States would not receive the sup
port of one wage worker between the
two oceans. „
If such a statement would emanate
from a less authoritative source one
would feel inclined to regard it as an
electioneering cry, but Mr. Blame has
(if European countries can at all be a
criterion to Americans) overlooked the
fact that he proves exactly the opposite
of his theory.
That the working classes in Europe
are slaves in comparison with the
Americans is but too true, but to make
this a question of free trade vs. pro
tection is absurd. If any conclusions
can be drawn from experience you will
find that in England, where free trade
exists, the condition 'of the working
classes is at least 50 per cent better than
in Russia, Germany. France, Austria
and Italy, where protection has become
almost prohibition. The reason the
condition of the wage-earners of this
country is so much better than in
Europe lays rather in the fact of unity
amongst themselves, and as long as the
workingmen of this country are true to
themselves their condition will be un
altered by free trade or protection.
Yours obediently.
L. Sparger, 28 West Third street:
May 30, 1888. Jo— -
-o—
HONORING DEAD REDS.
Relatives of Spies, et al. Decorate
the Graves in "Waldheim.
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, May 31.— There was a
scene in Waldheim yesterday which
seemed like a cjfcid upon the celebra
tion of Decoration day. It was the
little group of anarchists ""who
had gathered to honor the graves
of -,*... their -•;•'■ dead comrades, " four j
of whom '? had paid '■•• the penalty
of their crime upon the gallows. The
handsome slab at the head of the graves
which the little group surrounded bore
the names of Spies, Parsons, Engle,
Fischer, Lingg. Underneath these
names was the line uttered by Spies
just before his execution: "Our silence
will yet 'be more powerful
than our words." A photograph
of Spies rested upon a basket
of flowers upon his : grave, and
his sister Gretchen wept silently over
the sod. Mrs. Fischer placed flowers
upon the grave of her late husband, and
each in turn deposited wreaths, of flow
ers wrought in other forms, upon the
five graves. Mrs. Parsons was not
there. The little group was entirely
apart from the crowds and did not
mingle with the others in any way, nor
did the masses that visited the other
graves extend to them the slightest rec
ognition.
«•*>
Not in Any Hurry.
Washington, May 31.— The senate
committee on the judiciary to-day held
two meetings and further considered
the nomination of M. W. Fuller to be
chief justice, but did not reach a con
clusion. A special meeting is called for
to-morrow. There seems to be no doubt
that the committee will report favorably
on the nomination. A Chicago man
has been writing persistently, asking
for delay to give him time to put certain
things in shape for presentation to the
committee, and he has been accorded
the time. _
The Kankakee Cuts Rates.
Chicago, May Decoration day
did not prevent the development of new
rates between Chicago and Ohio river
points. The Kankakee road yesterday
made some changes in the passenger
rates that will hasten the settlement of
the troubles between the lines inter
ested. A cut of 55, Chicago to Indian
apolis and return, while the round trip
between Chicago and Louisville and
Chicago and Cincinnati was made $8, a
further fall of S3.
Expensive Migration.
Washington*, May 31.— T0-morrow
one-quarter of the rank and file of the
United States army will be on the move.
April 13 the adjutant general issued or
ders for ten regiments to exchange sta
tions, the movements to commence not
later than June 1. Nearly all the regi
ments affected are in the departments of
Dakota, Platte, Arizona, Missouri, Cali
fornia and Texas. The expenses of the •
migration will be about $200,000.
-•■»
Makes the Issue Plain. • '
Faribault Democrat.
The platform adopted by the late
Democratic state convention has the
j merit of presenting the issue of the. can
vass without stooping to the disgusting
practice of libeling the other party. The -
issue before the people is that of tariff
reform; a readjustment of taxation so
that it may fall equally upon all men
all sections and all classes of society;
The Democratic platform makes the is
sue plain and does it without tbe utter
ance of one word that can be construed
as offensive or in bad taste.
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SIR LAUXCELOT.
Near Camelot the rivers meet
! The lane where once he rode with her; . -•
He rides and sees a dead wind stir
The pallid waters at bis feet.
He hears the windless thickets stirred
By some wild creature. O'er the grass.
He sees the hawk's gray shadow pass' ■
Yet knows it not from leaf or bird.
For he has come where fancies reign;
Now. though he flees, he soon returns;
Like flame his heart within*him burns;
His mind is like a turning vane, "v": •*."■_•.
In crypts he vainly tries to pray
There troop the burdens of gay* songs; -"
In crowded inns he jests of wrongs. ' -; .-v .'
But feels his great heart giving way. " "£"■_ •
His soul is like a hunted thing S"^"3_i*r!fi§
"Tv.ix hell and heaven. - Each kiss that drew
I Their lips together thrills anew. -
Aud then becomes a serpent's sting.
• ■ ' , - ' .'■-, ■_ — Scribner's.
ns»
"President Cleveland has declined an invi
tation to visit Lowell, _tas_, next week. ; - *
IS PLENTYOF WATER
A Test of the Water Supply
in the Wholesale
District
Which Showed That Present
•'; J Engines Cannot Use
B It Up
It Was Pumped in Faster
" V Than It Was Gotten
;:; Rid of.
•v'l
What Officials Say of the Test
■» ••/• —Effect on Insurance
% ?, Rates.
on
The claim made by Chief Black and
the committee of underwriters that the
water mains in the business district
were too small to supply the engines at
a big fire was amply disproved by the
test yesterday afternoon made under the
direction of the council investigating
committee. The arrangements for the
.test were perfected by James W. Hill,
an expert engineer of Cincinnati, who
was employed by the couucil commit
tee. All the engines in the department
except the reserves were called out at
3:30 o'clock and stationed just as they
stood at the disastrous Foot, Schulze !
& Co. fire, one each at the corner of j
Jackson and Third, Sibley and Third, j
Wacouta and Third, Rosabel and j
Third, Broadway and Third. Sibley and !
Levee, Fourth and Sibley, Fourth and i
Wacouta, Fifth and Wacouta. Two 1
streams were thrown from six of the
engines, and from Nos. 3. 4 and 5 one
stream each, making a total of fifteen
streams. The water was thrown into
Smith park, the river and vacant lots
wherever -an opportunity offered.
The service in lower town was
shut ■ off, and twenty water gauges j
placed on the mains and at the hydrants !
along the streets mentioned, with an |
employee of the city engineer's office at
each gauge taking observations every
five minutes.
At a signal from Chief Black the
engines started simultaneously. The
machines had been put in prime order
for the test, and showed their best work.
The full power of the waterworks was I
turned on, and the performance be- j
came an exciting contest to see whether j
or not the engine could pump the water
out of the mains faster than the water I
works could pump it in. The streets ]
were roped off and all traffic stopped. j
Crowds of people
SURROUNDED EVERY ENGINE
and hydrant, anxiously awaiting the re- |
suit. The insurance agents, who are
more interested than anyone else, were |
everywhere. Sedate Reuben Warner, j
President of the board of fire |
commissioners looked on, and Commis- |
sioners Freeman and Prendergast
moved nervously about from engine to
engine. Chief Black rode up and down
on a white horse, and a red-headed,
short-haired girl looked out of the
window of one of the wholesale houses.
Aid. Cullen and Sanborn, of the council I
committee, accompanied by Expert
Hill, rode about in a two-seated
spring wagon. Aid. Hamm, the third
member of the committee was unable to
be present owing to the convention of
the Brewers' association. It was evi
dent after the engines had been work
ten minutes that there was a great deal
more water in the mains than they
could possibly use. The lowest pressure
recorded at any of the hydrants
was twenty pounds, which the gauge
at Fourth and Sibley marked
for about five minutes. This was the
minimum pressure recorded, the aver
age being forty pounds. In order to run
short of water it was necessary that the
engines should reduce the pressure,
until there was no pressure whatever.
Or, in other words, the pressure of the
water in the mains by the waterworks
is forty pounds more than necessary to
supply the engines with all they can use
To demonstrate this more fully Supt.
Overton, of the water department, at
tached a hose to the hydrant at the cor
ner of Third and Wacouta, from which
an engine was drawing two streams,
and the hose from the hydrant direct
threw a stream as high and with as
much force as either of the streams
from the engine. According to the last
annual report of Secretary Caulfield
of the water department, the average
pressure at the hydrant on the corner of
Third and Jackson streets, when not in
use. is fifty-three pounds. One engine,
stationed at this hydrant yesterday
atternoou,
'f REDUCED THE PRESSURE
to forty pounds, a reduction of thirteen
pounds. Taking this as a basis, Mr.
Caulfield asserts that the hydrant would
supply water for three '. more en
gines.* After the engines had
worked unavailingly as they stood at
the big fire, the engine was taken from
Broadway and Third and removed to
Wacouta and Third, where another en
gine was already at work. With two
engines on the same corner the gauges
did not mark any material difference.
"I think the test has shown,'' said"
Secretary Caulfield, '•that the present
mains will supply at least twice as many
engines as we have at present, without
any trouble. They would be large
enough for ten years to come, but in
order to meet any possible contingency
the water board* has ordered that the
present mains on Third street and on
Jackson street be replaced with twelve
inch mains, and the pipe is already on
the ground. We had contemplated
this long before the question
of supply arose, but it would
put the city to a needless expense of
not less than $400,000. to have complied
with the recommendations and requests
of tiie Underwriters and Board of Fire
commissioners by :■: repla ing all the
mains in the business district. The
present mains will be replaced by
larger ones as fast as it becomes neces
sary, but 1 think it is fully demonstrated -
that it will not be necessary for several
years to come." * y ■ ;
The list did not reflect any discredit
upon the fire department. Expert
Engineer Hill is authority for the state
ment that the engines in use here are
- AS GOOD AS ARE MADE,
but he adds that the engines which are
now manufactured have not suf
ficient power to raise water into
the top- stories of the , many
high buildings which have been
erected lately, without the use of a
water tower or stand-pipes. The fire
men raised a stream yesterday which
appeared to be about fifteen feet higher
than the five story building occupied by
Farwell, Ozmun. Kirk & Co.
All the data regarding the test, with
the figures taken at the various gauges,
will be taken to Cincinnati by Expert
Hill, and he will figure the exact results
and make his report to the council com
mittee.
Since the big fires the rates of insur
ance have been increased 25 per cent,
and a prominent insurance man said last
night that it was not probable that the
companies would be influenced by the
test to go back to the old rates, it being
their policy to endeavor to get back some
• of their heavy losses.
ITS WORK IS FINISHED.
The Methodist General Confer
ence Formally Dissolved.
New York, May 31.— Bishop Fitzger
ald presided for the first time at to-day's
session of the Methodist Episcopal gen
eral conference. When the body was
called to order there were not more
that fifteen or twenty delegates in their
places. A large number of the dele
gates have returned to their homes. Dr.
J. H. Davis, of Cincinnati, conducted
the devotional exercises, after which

Dr. Kynett moved that the bishops be
requested to appoint any commissions
not already provided for, which was so
ordered.
Chaplain McCabe suggested that the
order of devotional exercises adopted at
! yesterday's session be printed in the
Hymnal and Ritual. Dr. Wheeler, who
| last night was ruled out of order by
Bishop Vincent. here arose to a question
of privilege, wanted the chair to
; rule on the same point that he raised
before Bishop Vincent. Bishop Fitz
gerald declared him out of order again.
The report providing for the union of
Methodists of all nationalities was
then taken up and adopted.
A minority report opposing the inde
pendence of the Japanese church was
presented, but was laid on the table.
The next report was that of the com
mittees on the Dalles mission case. The
case is one where the missionary society
sold and gave possession of certain
property at Dalles, Ore., to certain
parties, after the society's rights
to the land had been certified to
by the secretary of the interior. The
United States supreme court, however,
decided that the Missionary society had
no rights to the land. The committee in
consequence recommended refunding
the money to the persons who had
paid it, in four annual payments with
out interest. The sum is §23,700. The
report was adopted.
The committee on missions then re
ported in favor of amending the charter
of the missionary society so that its an
nual meetings might be held in any
city of the United States, instead of
New York as the charter now demands.
Dr. Buckley spoke in favor of the re
port, because he said the secular press
of New York gives no attention to the
annual meeting of this society,
which distributes $1,000,000 an
nually. More space, he said,
is given to a suburban game
of base ball. In other cities this would
not be so. The press would recognize
the importance of the meeting and the
world in consequence would know what
it was doing. The report was adopted.
A resolution providing for the appoint
ment of a commission to prepare a plan
for the insurance of church property in
America by which the church
should insure itself against loss
by fire. was also passed.
The committee on episcopacy reported
favorably on a memorial requesting the
bishops to so arrange their work as to
visit the conferences in the districts
contiguous to their respective resi
dences. The report was laid on the
table.
At the usual hour for adjournment
the time of the session was extended so
as to enable the conference to finish its
business. Amos S. Shinkle, of Ken
tucky, called up a report providing for
a change in the basis of representation,
which would lessen the number of min
isterial delegates to the general con
ference and increase the number of lay
delegates.
Dr. George Hare challenged the quo
rum, and asked for a call of the house.
The call was, however, delayed so as to
give the secretary a chance to read the
journal of the day. and have it approved
and to pass various complimentary reso
lutions. The call showed no quorum,
and the conference was dissolved.
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A Brace of Winners.
Raleigh, N. C, May 31.— 0n the
twenty-third ballot D. C. Fowle, of
Wake county, received the nomination
for governor by the Democratic conven
tion. S. B. Alexander, of Charlotte, one
of the contestants for governor, was
nominated by acclamation for lieuten
ant governor. The convention elected
delegates to St. Louis as follows: Rich
ard Battle, J. S. Can*. Paul B. Means
and L. W. Strange. The ■ North Caro
lina delegation will be a unit for Cleve
land.
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.
Heavy Purchase of Dirt.
City of Mexico. May 31.— Luis Dul
ler, the great concessionaire of Lower
California, has concluded a cash pur
chase of 5,000,000 acres of land for col
onization purposes in the states of Chi
apas and Chihuahua. Mr. Huller's
agents in Europe have forwarded a
number of German families during the
last month to Chiapas.
Sherman Says He Didn't.
Special to the Globe. -
Washington, May 31.— The Star this .
evening published a denial from Sena- ,
tor Sherman of the story that he had ,
urged Mr. Blame to make a political i
declaration or write his second letter
on the subject of his decimation of the
nomination for the presidency. '
NO LONGER DISMAYED
• ■ ■ ■■
Irishmen Gain Fresh Courage
From the Message of the
, Bishop.
The Act Was a Timely One
and Insures Obedience
to Rome.
Archbishop Ireland Will Be
Proclaimed at a Con
sistory To-Day.
Canada's New Ruler Sails
From Europe— An Artist
Knighted.
Special Cable to the Globe.
London*, May 31.— The meeting of
Ireland's bishops and the resolutions
and address to the faithful which they
adopted seem to have produced a feel
ing of the deepest satisfaction through
out Ireland, and convey assurances of
a comforting nature to those who were
dismayed at the prospect of opposing
both the government and their church.
It is indeed a timely act, and which
bind again the wavering hearts of
Catholics to the authority of the Church
of Rome. The act was a necessary
one, also, for doubtless Rome
was in danger of losing to a great
degree, her influence upon Irishmen es
pecially, an in extension the power she
has always exercised over various mem
bers of the Catholic world, who saw a
papal decree calmly discussed and made
the subject of protests. The new turn
of affairs is disappointing to the Tories,
who see their political capital vanishing.
The protests of the Irish to the rescript,
too, have been a lesson to the pope, who
is having it forcibly brought to him that
modern pontiffs have not the same
power as those of old. The Freeman's
Journal, commenting upon the bishop's
resolutions, says: "The Irish people
have received a message from the
Roman pontiff himself, not like the one
which was heralded by the enemies of
Ireland, but one blessing the Irish peo
ple and the national movement. The
pope now concedes the judgment of the
Irish in the political domain."
United Ireland publishes the resolu
tions with favorable comments, and
says that
HEARTFELT SATISFACTION
in Dublin will result from the action of
the bishops.
It is believed that the plan of cam
paign will now be modified and possibly
abandoned altogether. The assurance
that the pope does not condemn politi
cal agitation will enable Mr. Dillon, Mr.
O'Brien and the other Nationalist
leader to sanction the cessation of the
plan, unless it is felt that to make the
concession, and give the government a
point for which they were working,
would not suit the political exigencies
of the moment.
IRELAND INCLUDED.
Bishops Who Will be Proclaimed,
at a Consistory To-Day.
Special cable to the Globe.
Rome, May 31.— the consistory of
cardinals will be held to-morrow, the
new bishop of Birmingham, England,
the assistant bishop of Newcastle, Eng
land, the bishops of Raphoe, Achonay
and Kilmore, Ireland, the bishops of
Vancouver and of St. Paul, Minn., will
be preconizated. Bishop Ullmatherne,
who resigned the diocese of Birming
ham, will be preconizated as the bishop
of Cabasa in Partibus.
Thanks for Favors Received.
Berlin*, May 31.— The emperor and
empress have written to the municipal
authorities at Charlottenburg express
ing their thanks for the proofs of sym
pathy and kindness afforded them by
the citizens of that place. It is stated
that Count yon Stolberg-Wernigerods
will resign the oflice of grand chamber
lain, and that he will be succeeded by
Admiral Stosch. The admiral is not on
the most friendly terms with Prince
Bismarck.
The Pontiff's Purpose.
Rome, May 31. — It is announced here
that the pope will send a friendly and
comforting letter to the Irish bishops,
expressive of his constant purpose to
abstain from anything which
could in the least check
the true interests of the Irish national
movement. The propaganda considers
the conduct of the London Tablet (the
latter is the organ of the English Tory
Catholics), in misconstruing the papal
rescript for the purpose of irritating the
Irish, extremely blamable.
Will Keep His Presents.
Rome, May 31.— The pope, in a speech
at the close of the Vatican exhibition,
announced that all precious objects
will remain the property of the holy
see with the exception of the sacred
vases and ornaments, which will be
divided among the poor churches and
the cathedrals, each cathedral receiv
ing one.
Canada's New Ruler Sails.
Special Cable to the Globe.
London*, May 31. Lord Stanley, of
Preston, the newly appointed governor
general of Canada, accompanied by his
wife and staff, sailed on the Allan line
steamer Sarmatian from Liverpool for
Montreal to-day.
Rewarded For Merit.
Special cable to the Globe.
Beklin, May 31.— Emperor Freder
ick has appointed Sir Frederick Leigh
ton president of the British Royal acad
emy a knight (pour merite).
m
Her Flesh Was Cooked.
Chicago, May 31.— Carrie Har
rington, wife of a well-to-do druggist in
this city, committed suicide this after
noon by pouring oil on her clothing and
then setting fire to it. She had been in
ill-health for some time, and fre
quently had fit 3of dementia. Mr. Har
rington had employed a young lady to
watch her, but she evaded the attend
ant this afternoon and succeeded in
taking her own life as stated. The body
presented a terrible appearance, the
flesh being literally cooked.
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, Alleged Timber Thieving.
Ottawa, Out., May 31.— Information
has been forwarded from Winnipeg to
the customs department here to the
effect that persons are in the habit of
crossing from Dakota and stealing tim
ber from government lands, in Mani
toba. The men engaged in this prac
tice are said to be of desperate, charac
ter, and the customs and interior de
partments will adopt stringent measures I
for their detection and punishment.
The Boycott Is a Failure.
New Yoi'K, May 31.— The locked out
journeymen brewers and drivers held a
large meeting to-night and passed reso
lutions that the boycott was a failure,
and requesting the boss brewers to re
instate the men. A committee was ap
pointed to lay the matter before the
bosses. The feeling against the Cen
tral Labor union as manifested by the
locked-out men is very bitter.
»
School for the Blind.
Special to the Globe, y : i'y
Fakibault, May 31.— At the state
school for the blind this week the musi
cal examinations take place and literary
examinations next week. Tuesday
evening, June 12, the annual musical
review and closing exercises will be
held. Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul,
will deliver the address to the graduates.
GLAD GRADUATES.
Mankato High Schools Turns Out
a Class of Nine.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, Minn., May 31.— The
Mankato High school graduated a class
of nine this evening at the opera house.
The platform and forepart of the audi
torium was neatly and artistically deco
rated with flowers. Above the foot
lights was suspended the class motto,
"Vita Brevis, Ars Longa," "Life is
Short, Art is Long." Upon the plat
form were grouped the graduating
class, the High school faculty, board of
education, the orator of the evening
and a few specially invited guests.
Every seat in the large building was oc
cupied and many remained standing
throughout the evening. Some excellent
selections were rendered by the Ger
mania orchestra. The programme was
as follows: Overture, Germania
orchestra: invocation. Rev. K. M.
Carter; Bedouin love song, male
quartette, Messrs. Clem Schroeder,
C. D. Miliken, E. Washburn and M. 11.
Bremley; pianist, Miss T. B. Root;
lecture. "Men and Money," Rev. Dr.
S. G. Smith; music, "In Absence,"
male quartette; presenation of diploma;
song, '-Lovely Night," quartette; bene
diction. The members of the gradu
ating class are Maria J. Chapman,
Frank P. Hoerr, Herbert I. Howe,
Fannie P. Shepard, Barry Paddock,
Harrison L.Schmidt. Lenore M. Roblee,
Anton Serumgard and Eva E. Gable.
The principal feature of the evening's
programme was the lecture on "Men
and Money"by Rev. Dr. Smith. The
subject was treated exhaustively from
historical, social and political "stand
points, and met with the appreciation
of the audience.
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. Proposed New Elevators.
Special to the Globe.
Jamestown, Dak., May 31.— At the
Farmers' Alliance meeting in Mont
pelier, this county, yesterday*, money
was raised to build a warehouse, and it
is thought enough will be taken to erect
an elevator for business with the Scan
dinavian company. A call for a meet
ing to build one at Jamestown has been
issued, and sufficient stock will no
doubt be taken. During the past week
enough stock was subscribed for to
guarantee the erection of substantial
elevators for this alliance company at
Carrington, New Rockford, Valley City
and probably at Sykeston and Mont
pelier. Stock subscription books will
close June 15.
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OBITUARY.
Special to the Globe.
Rosemolnt, Minn., May 30.— Mrs.
Margaret McSherry, wife of John Mc-
Sherry, aged 55 years, died to-day. Shu
was a resident of this place thirty-two
years.
Janesville, Minn., May 31.—
afternoon Jerry Sullivan, an old resi
dent of this place, who lived alone, was
found dead in his bed by Peter Ilugu
nin. Appearances indicated that he
had been dead about thirty-six hours.
m - —
Southern Soldiery Feted, •
Special to the Globe.
New Yokk, May 31.— Richmond
Grays were entertained to-day by Po
lice Commissioner Brennan, who took
them to the various institutions on
Ward's and Blackwell's islands. To
night the Seventy-first regiment gave
them a grand reception at their armory.
Capt. Bossieux, ot the Grays, made a
short speech in which he expressed tho
feelings of gratitude he and his com
pany felt on account of the grand ova
tion shown them on every hand. Tho
Grays will leave on Saturday by the old
Dominion line for their home.
Regulars En Route.
Special to the Globe.
Jamestown - , Dak., May 31.— C01.
Cochrane and two companies of the
Fifth regiment passed through James
town from Fort Tottcn. They are leav
ing Dakota for Texas and join the regi
ment now gathering at Bismarck for
transportation down the river. Most of
the companies of the regiment have
been in Dakota and Montana twelve
years and dislike to break the warm
friendships made.
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Three Killed Outright.
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 31.— A col
lision occurred on the Cheyenne &
Northern branch of the Union Pacific
railroad near Bordeaux between a work
train and passenger engine, which re
sulted in the death of Passenger Con
ductor Haddock, Fireman Eems and
Brakeman Bonfield, and the probable
fatal injury of Engineer Brooks and
Fireman Marsden, and the serious in
juring of four others.
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The Bible Case Is On.
Special to the Globe.
Beloit, Wis., May 31.— The cele
brated bible suit started by Edgerton
Catholics some time ago came up in
court to-day. The complaint is that
public schools are delayed by religious
exercises not sanctioned by the Catho
lic church. The clause charging that a
pupil had been whipped for not repeat
ing the Lord's Prayer has been dropped.
The case has created much interest in
this legion.
Sequestra tion. Suggested.
Louisville, May 31.— C. P. Hun
tington failed to appear in the law and
equity court here this morning to
answer for contempt and an attachment
was issued for him. At the same time
D. T. Sanders for the local stockholders
asked tiiat the property of the Short
Route Tranter company be taken from
Huntington's hands aiid be placed iv
control of a receiver.
«_>.
Married and Are Happy.
Special to the Globe.
Gland Forks, May Charles Far
ler, son of Judge Farler, of Spring Val
ley, Minn., was married to-day to Miss
Nellie Brass at the home of the bride's
parents in this city. Only the immedi
ate friends of the contracting parties
were present. They will make How- "
ard, South Dakota, their future home.
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Looks Like Action.
Special to the Globe.
Red Wing, May 31.— C. 11. Pettit, of
Minneapolis, and W. P. Murray of St.
Paul, members of the board of managers
of the state reform school, came down
this morning and drove out to the site
selected for the school near this city.
They returned to St. Paul on the noon
train. The object of their visit is un
known, but many believe it is a sign
that some action is about to be taken.
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These Will Graduate.
Special to the Globe.
Swung Valley, May 31.— The third
annual graduating exercises of the High
school will be held in the opera house
Friday evening, when the following
will be graduated: Lena Ruhburg,
Cora l'afferty, Lydia Grating, Fanny
Bradford, George Bar, James Bradford
and John Farmer.
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Her Diamonds Are Gone, -
Wicaita, Kan., May 31.— resi
dence of Mrs. Lee Jerome was entered
Tuesday night and 610,000 worth of dia
monds and other jewelry carried off.
Mrs. Jerome is the woman who caused
a sensation some weeks ago by marry
ing the head waiter in a hotel of this
city. She Is- worth 1300,000.
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An Editor Shot.
Special to the Globe..
Nelson", Neb., May Edward II us-
Soncy, one of the proprietors of the Nel
sonian Weekly newspaper, was fatally
shot in the thigh by an unknown per
son while returning from the G. A. R.
camp fire last night. The motive is sup
posed to have been robbery.
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A Millionaire of High Degree.
Philadelphia, May .—Grant Mfc
morial university, of Athens, Teun., at
its commencement yesterday, conferred
the degree of doctor of laws on Lcland
Stanford, senator from California. -

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