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From the Democratic Platform.
Of all the industrious freemen of our
land, the immense majority, including
every tiller of the soil, gain no advan
tage from excessive tax laws, but the
price of nearly everything they buy is
increased by the favoritism on an un
equal system of tax legislation. All un
necessary taxation is unjust taxation.
It is repugnant to the creed of Demo
crats that by such taxation the cost of
the necessaries of life should be un
justly increased to all our people.
Judged by Democratic principles the in
terests of the people are betrayed, when,
by unnecessary taxation, trusts and com
binations are "permitted and fostered,
which will unduly enrich the few that
combine to rob our citizens by depriving
them of the benefit of natural competi
tion. Every Democratic rule of govern
mental action is violated when, through
unnecessary taxation, a vast sum of
mouey, far beyond the needs of an
economical administration, is drawn
from the people and channels of trade,
and accumulated as a demoralizing sur
plus in the national treasury. The
money now lying idle in federal treas
ury, resulting from a superfluous taxa
tion, amounts to more than 81 25,000,000,
and the surplus collected, is reach
ing the sum of more than 500,000,000,
annually. Debauched by this immense
temptation, the remedy of the Republi
can party is to meet and exhaust it by
extravagant taxation. The Democratic
remedy is to enforce frugalty in public
expenditures and abolish unnecessary
taxation. Our established, domestic in
dustries and enterprises should not and
need not be endangered by a reduction
and correction of the burdens of tax
ation. On the contrary, a fair and care
ful revision of our tax laws, with due
allowance for the difference between
the wages of American and foreign la
bor must permit and encourage every
branch of such industry and enterprise,
by giving them assurance of an ex
tended market, and steady; continuous
operation. In the interest ot American
labor, which should in no event be neg
lected, the revision of our tax laws.' con
templated by the Democratic party,
and to promote the advantage of such
labor by cheapening the costs of the .
necessaries of life in the home of every
Working man, and at the same time in
securing steady and remunerative em-"
Upon this question of tariff reform, so
Closely concerning every phase of our
national life, and upon every question
involved in the problem of good govern
ment, the Democratic party submits its
principles and professions to the intelli
gent suffrages of the American people.
Washington, June 8, 1 a. m.— For Mich
igan and Wisconsin, light to fresh easterly
'Winds, except brisk on the lakes; warmer,
light to local rains. For lowa and Minne
sota: Fresh to brisk southerly winds,
Warmer fair weather, followed by light
rains: For Nebraska and Dakota: Fresh to
.brisk southerly winds; warmer, fair weather,
.followed by light rains; conditions favora
ble for severe local storms.
, St. Paul, June 7.— The following obser
vations were made at 8 :48 p. m., local time :
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ninth 30.04 40 Fort Garrv 29.90 52
"La Crosse. 30.04 04 Ft. Solly.. 29.42 76
Huron 29.50 78 Minnedosa 29.84 50
JMoorhead . 29.70 58 Edmonton. 29.02 44
Bismarck. 29.52 66 Calgary . .
Ft. Buford 29.70 56 Medice 11. 29.68 56
Ft. Custer. 29.08 68 Qu' Ap'lle. 29.82 52
Helena 29.00 54 S'ft Cnr'nt 29.74 52
» — ■ 1 .
Cleveland, Thirman and victory.
A clean campaign and a glorious
*» •
Mr. Blame will now smile a com
placent smile and pat himself approv
ingly on the back.

Natukally the Minnesota delega
tion attracts great interest at St. Louis.
It is a way Minnesotiahs have.
Thk Democratic party claims to be
the special champion of the people's in- !
terests, and yesterday it well vindicated
the claim.
Tin: platform adopted by the Demo
cratic convention is broad enough and
strong enough for the whole people to
stand upon.
Tin' St. Louis convention did a grand
day's work yesterday and one which the
people of the country will be glad to
ratify next November, y.
Mr. Blame will doubtless have a
better opinion of his political sagacity
than ever when he learns the . result of
the St. Louis convention.
John Sherman should write Thur
.man a warm letter of congratulation
since the hitter's nomination will make
the former's far more probable.
Minnesota Democrats are univer
sally well pleased with the convention
work. Being intelligent men, they
could not be otherwise than pleased.
Observe the general satisfaction
upon the St. Louis nominations. jNo
wonder our Republican friends feel
blue over their November prospects.
There is now hardly any use of hold
ing the Republican convention. Every
one knows who will be the next presi
dent and vice president of these United
■ m
That letter of declination from
Cleveland, which certain prominent
men were sure would be forthcoming,
seems to have been burned before
being written.
mt — —
Now for four years more of good
government. Every patriot should help
work for it. It can ouly be secured
through the election of Cleveland
and Thurman.
■*» '
The people of the entire Northwest,
without distinction of party, will point
to the Democratic declarations regard
ing excessive taxation and say : "Those
are my sentiments."
That was an exceedingly-neat turn
when McKenzie, of Kentucky, in sec
onding Cleveland's nomination, said:
"Kentucky loves him for his running i
qualities." It is one of his traits the
whole country will have • occasion to ad
mire a few months hence, yly-^
The monopolists won't like the result
of the convention, but they can.be
, TnE Minnesota delegation should re
ceive a rousing reception on its return
from St. Louis. The part it took in
bringing about the admirable result is
deserving of substantial recognition.
A demand for the reduction of exces
sive taxation. That is what the people
generally are joining with the Demo
cratic party in demanding. Will the
Republicans longer dare to gainsay
them? - ; -^'"- : ■__ -■
There was good reason for the enthu
siasm which prevailed at St. Louis.
The presentation of such men as
Cleveland and Tuurmax as the next
president and vice president, was suffi
cient to rouse the, whole country to en
Is the Brightest Newspaper in the
It has the Largest Circulation, which
is evidence that—
It is the Most Popular Paper Among
the People, and this is because it un
flinchingly defends their interests.
- It advocates and defends Democratic
Principles, but; —
It does not run with the Machine, nor
countenance Machine methods.
It favors Reduced Taxation upon the
Necessaries of Life.
It favors a Clean and Honest Civil
Service, being earnest in the belief
that a—
Public Office is a Sacred Trust.
On this Platform it is enthusiastically
in favor of the election of Cleveland
and Thlrmax and a Congress to up
hold their hands.
The announcement of the results of
the St. Louis convention falls like a
benediction on the ears of the American
people. Both the ticket and the plat
form are a guarantee that the Demo
cratic party sincerely and faithfully ad
heres to the cause of the people, despite
the assaults of open foes and pre
tended friends, and consecrates itself
anew to the great work that is before it.
There was no faltering at St. Louis in
determining the question as to whether
the Democratic party should march un
der the banner of monopoly or the ban
ner of the people. There was but one
voice, and -as it was raised in loud ac
claim that the cause of Democracy was,
had been, and forever should be the
cause of the people. -
Devotion to the principles of a pure
and t»ue Democracy could not have
been more forcibly demonstrated by the
convention than was done by the unani
mous renoniination of Grover Cleve
land, the man who has been foremost
in restoring the government to its orig
inal purpose— of making it a govern
ment of the people, administered by the
people, and for the benefit of the peo
ple. As an instrument in the hands of
his party he has been faithful in the
performance of the trust committed to
him in restoring the forms of constitu
tional government and in rescuing the
nation from the grasp of the monop
olist. No more emphatic expression
could have been given by the national
Democracy of its determination to sup
port the president in his brave and hon
est fight against monopoly than was f
given by associating Allen G. Thur
man with him on the ticket.
The issue piesented by the nomina
tion of Cleveland and Thurman on
the platform adopted at St. Louis yes
terday is well defined. There is no
danger of misconstruing it and no
chance to dodge it. The Democratic
party occupies a bold, manly outspoken
position on the question that is upper
most in the American mind to-day, and
on that issue it proposes to force the
fighting all along the line. The princi
ples involved in this issue are not new
—they are as old as human govern
ment; for in all ages of the word two
principles have contended for the mas
tery in government— one that the
favored few should govern and live in
idle luxury; the other that the toiling
many should control and shape public
affairs for their own benefit. . The
champions of the latter named their
candidates at St. Louis yesterday. The
advocates of the former will name theirs
at Chicago two weeks hence; and upon
the issue thus joined the battle will be
Having arrayed themselves under the
banner of the people with the names of
the people's two great champions in
scribed upon its folds, and imbued with
the principles of pure constitutional
liberty, our national Democracy enters
the contest with strong hearts and con
fident of a glorious triumph.
The paucity of Republican campaign
ammunition is demonstrated when the
Republican press starts in so early to ac
cuse Judge Thurman ot being a dema
gogue. No sooner was Thurman's
name mentioned as a possible candidate
for vice president on- the Democratic
ticket than the opposition newspapers
began to assail him because of his fight
against the railroads while a member of
the United States senate.' The truth is
that Judge Thurman's arguments in the
celebrated Pacific railway contests were
unanswerable— they were not answered
then by the able advocates who repre- |
sented the railway interests in the sen- !
ate, and they have not been answered
since. The most that the railroad in
terests could do was to combine with
the Standard Oil company, and thus de
feat his re-election to the senate.
Judge Thurman is a historic figure,
and all his public deeds and utterances,
as well as the motives Which prompted
them, are known to every intelligent
person in this land. His public life is a
book which has been read by all his
countrymen, and consequently the
venom of partisan malice can not lower
him in the estimation of the American
people. That he is an old man is true.
His age is his sole . misfortune. He is
old enough to be granted immunity
from the strife and ; worry of i politics,
and he would be but for the fact that
the use of his name at. this time most
signally emphasizes the stand the Dem
ocratic party has taken against mo nop
oly and in favor of tax-reduction. His
nomination may not have been accord
ing to the logic of practical politics. . It
was largely the outgrowth of r a .senti
ment, but it was a sentiment which has
found such deep lodgment in the Amer
ican heart as to give it the force of an
active principle. Thurman's name,
combined with that of Cleveland,
means destruction to monopoly and un
yielding resistance to corporate power.
The St. Louis platform is all right.
It does not contain a word too much,
nor has anything been omitted. It is a
plain, unvarnished statement of Demo
cratic principles as they apply to live
issues. The tariff plank of 1884 is re
affirmed, with the distinct . statement
that the interpretation placed upon it
by the president in his last annual mes
sage is the correct one. There is no
longer any room for quibbling over the
Democratic position on the tariff, and
there will be no further opportunity for
protectionists to masquerade in Demo
cratic costume. The silly cry that the
Cleveland tariff policy was in the
direct interest of free trade is likewise
stopped by the declarations of this
model platform. As Mr. Watterson
stated it yesterday, the hands of Democ
racy are to be utilized for construction,
not for destruction. Under Democratic
rule there is to be no more unjust tax
ation, but there is to be taxation suf
ficient to meet the expenses of the gov
ernment economically administered.
That is the short and the long of it.
Mr. Cleveland's efforts in the di
rection of inaugurating and enforcing
civil service reform are indorsed, and he
will continue to receive a hearty sup
port from his party in this laudable en
A sympathetic word is spoken in be
half of suffering Ireland and the admis
sion of Dakota, Montana, New Mexico
and Washington territories urged upon
Taking the platform and the ticket to
gether, there has never been a conven
tion held in this country whose results
were so sincerely gratifying and so
thoroughly satisfactory to the whole
party as this St. Louis convention.
Ye that have red bandanas prepare to
wave them. And ye that have not, col
lect your loose nickels together and go
aud buy. The Cleveland hat and the
Thurman bandana are now the joyful
symbols worn by the man who is on the
winning side. Toss the hat and wave
the bandana.
The bloody shirt will cut no figure
now. The old bandana will furnish all
the crimson that the campaign needs.
* *
With all the exultation over Tircß
man's nomination there was no more
joyous heart in all the land than the
one that beat in John Sherman's
bosom. Whatever makes Ohio a doubt
ful state brightens the prospects for
Sherman's nomination.
: ; .yy * *
And James G. Blame chuckled, too.
The wisdom of his declination was
verified by the results at St. Louis.
* *
If the Indiana delegates to the Chi
cago convention had been instructed for
Gresham what a card they would have
to play on account of Gray's defeat.
But it will not take a trick tor the Har
rison boom.
* *
Henry Wattersox ought to take up
his residence in St. Louis, It is the
only convention town in the country
where he gets proper recognition.
* •*•
Judging from the way things turned
out Mr. Cleveland made no mistake
when he selected W. L. Scott for a
lieutenant. If he organizes the cam
paign as well as he organized the con
vention everything will be unanimous
at the polls.
The inspection of boilers is one kind
of inspection that can not be made too
rigid. With carelessness 01 the negli
gent performance of duty a repetition of
Wednesday evening's accident may be
possible any day. Of course the in
spectors were not at fault in the catas- •
trophe which was chronicled yesterday
morning, since the boiler, the explosion
of which produced such lamentable re
sults, had not yet passed under their
supervision, but should their vigilance
be relaxed what happened then may
happen again.
It is not enough that the inspectors
finding defects in boilers should order
them remedied. They should make it
their special business to see that the or
ders are carried out. lt is inevitable
that wherever a boiler is placed numer
ous lives are dependent upon its being
in good condition. It is possible that it
may be the habit of some engineers to
indulge in the practice, of which such a
sad example has been given, that of
crowding a boiler beyond its estimated
capacity. The practice is dangerous to
the last degree. Had it not been in
dulged in the aceideut by which three
men lost their lives would not have oc
It would be well if the inspectors
could discover whether a similar habit
is, on occasion, indulged in by any of
the engineers within their jurisdiction.
If so they should demand their immedi
ate discharge or fix the responsibility
upon their employers.
■ -•*■»
The feeling of jealousy between Chi
cago and St. Louis crops out in an amus
ing way some times. For instance, the
Chicago Times concedes the point that
the cheering over Cleveland's Domi
notion at St. Louis lasted six minutes
longer than it did at Chicago four years
ago, but insists that the Chicago yelling
was louder and more spontaneous.
Chicago has good lungs, as all the world
. knows, but the record is' made that St.
Louis is the longest winded.
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Ephemeral Fame.
New York Telegram.
How ephemeral is fame. A man is
great to-day ; to-morrow he is unheard
This sad truth is recalled by the fact
that the once creat and only John L.
Sullivan is a thing of the past.
Only 500 men, none of them promi
nent even in sporting circles, attended
his "testimonial" last night.. Yet time
was when Madison Square garden was
too small to hold the Boston man's ad
Shakespeare said:
Way not imagination trace the noble dust
of Alexander till he find it stopping a bung
hole,? -
It may, it may. But in this case it is
what came out of the bung-hole that has
stopped the noble dust of Sullivan.
In these still fields, where summer winds are
sighing— -•--•:■;
And on these slopes, wkere flocks at will
do stray—
Methinksl hear the echoes soft replying
To Pan's sweet pipes, which he at times
doth play. " . .
So onward led by them, nor wholly dream
I seek the haunts he must have known of
yore— .;;••; BPSBB*f|
By clear still pools in emerald meadows
Or rocky heights, among his sheep explore.
Though on, on and on my wistful steps go
In the vain hope the god once more to see,
I catch, alas! but echoes of his playing.
' For he no more doth dwell in Arcady.
—Harry D. Hall.
Warden Stordock - Speaks—
Buckman's — Minnesota
Democrats Return. To-DayOf
ficeholders in Convention—
Election Bets.
Wa rden Stordock, wnile hunting for
aback yesterday, afternoon to convey
him to the state
house, remarked to
the Globe, when in
duced to . say some
thing about state
(politics: ;
"All the guberna
torial candidates
claim to have Wash
ington county, but I
known nothing
about it."
"How is Wilkin
county?" -:.:y: .1
"Ask Merriam or
Mattson. Seriously
though, Wilkin
™a»' -*o\S 0 -ng to be sold to any -
„ an d . ate - Th « boys up there have
le^ el heads, and know what they are 3
about. I was in Fergus Falls the day i
Scheffer captured the alliance, and I
found every candidate for governor :
talked of there but one."
"Was that unnoticed one Scheffer?" ■
the? °"~ bcheffer has lots of friends :
"He has many friends there."
\>as it Merriam?"
"Come now, you are cross-examining
me. Let that go and put it down that I
am under no political obligations to any
man. and am in no way concerned
about politics."
. * *
td' C. Flynn, of Little Falls, passed
through St. Paid yesterday, en route
tor \\ innipeg.
"Barto may be nominated for con
gress in the Fifth district," observed
Mr .-lynn, "but I think Buckman will
be the winning man. He is, of all the
candidates, as the Globe says, an
enigma. He will probably start out
with twenty-five votes, one-half the
number necessary to nominate. It is
untrue that Mr. Buckman is in the fight
for any one else. He wants the nomi
nation, and will do all that he can to get
it. He is the only farmer among the
various candidates, and that ought to
commend him to the district."
Judge Collins, of the supreme bench,
sitting near by, remarked:
„ "ft is the cleanest political contest
Mi I aye ever known in this state.
All the candidates are working like gen
* * #
An estimate made at the Merchants
hotel yesterday afternoon gave the
strength of the different candidates in
this fight as follows, the prediction be
ing for the first ballot;
Barto, 30; Buckman, 25; Steams, 24;
Corliss, 10; and Comstock 10. Neces
sary to nominate, 50.
As a harmless effort the Globe
would change these figures so that they
should be as follows:
Barto, 34; Steams, 21; Buckman, 20;
Corliss, 16, and Comstock, 8.
This estimate would indicate as far as
conventions usually go when involved
in such a fight that out of the last three
named is the nominee to come.
* *
The Minnesota Democrats at St. Louis
will reach home to-day, near evening
probably. Informal preparations were
being made yesterday to have them re
ceived in St. Paul with a baud and es
corted to the hotels. As soon as they
are settled down again and rested, ar
rangements will be made to have a
grand ratification meeting held to give
the Cleveland-Thurman ticket a good
send-off in Minnesota. This meeting
will include a parade and a mass meet
ing at Market hall.
# #
The contest between Scheffer and
Millionaire Merriam in Ramsey county
has narrowed to that fine point that
each side is making a personal canvass
of the different wards, and forming alli
ances with the different candidates for
county offices this fall. To some
extent they are neglecting the work •
in the state at large for this
county. Ramsey finds herself .in
as ticklish a position as she
was when McGill wrested it from Gill
man by a "snap" call and convention.'
•By all surface indications Scheffer has
the county, but as money is being spent
and individuals canvassed he may find
it hard work to keep it. After the na
tional convention of the 15th all of the
dogs of war will be let loose and the
fight thrown into the county convention.
* *
Discussing President Cleveland's
order in regard to federal officeholders
interfering in politics a state politician
"The president said recently that he
thought it would hardly be proper for
officeholders to take part in the national
conventions, but in the conventions of
their own states he did not know as
they could hardly be barred from them.
There might be a question "as to the
propriety of their appearing in any
convention, and he "wouldn't say what
lie would do if the point was raised, but
it seemed an unjust thing on the face to
bar an officeholder from having a voice
in his local politics."
This expression is so guarded that it
is doubtful if any officeholder, in this
part of the country at least, would care
to risk it. There is a healthy sentiment
abroad in Minnesota since Winitom was
killed off that officeholders and conven
tions should be perpetually divorced.!
•* #
There was considerable wagering at
the hotels yesterday afternoon as to the
vote the Clevelaiid-Thurman ticket
would poll in Minnesota. Blame's ma
jority was 41,000. These wagers wen
made on the basis that Gresham would
be the Republican nominee. One bet
of $5 was made that Gresham's major
ity would be 50,000, but to offset it: a
Chicago traveling man who works Min
nesota made another bet of $5 that
Cleveland and Thurman would reduce
the majority to 20,000. Another bet of
plug hats was that if John Sherman was
nominated Cleveland would carry Min
nesota. A case of wine was wagered;
that Sherman, Depew or Harrison could
not carry this state.
■»■» :: -.
Mr. Kindred is a lonesome dark horse
in the Fifth district congressional fight,
the darkness illumed somewhat by an
eye-blinding red necktie, which is Char
ley's inseparable accompaniament.
* *
The Greeks abhorred sup"rfiuoiis flesh
on men. It remains to be seen if the
Fifth district entertains the same feel
ing for Mr. Barto.
* *
Should Mr. Dunnell be nominated the
old motto of First district Republicans
will be revived— "ln office we trust." '.
* *
» •-..■■>- ■•* '
Would it not be proper to remark just
here that Hon. P. H. Carney, of Man-:
kato, has ' walked up to the cannon's
* * :
Mr. Windom has returned to Minne
sota to live. We note this for the edifi
cation of those who had cherished the
fond hope that he had permanently re
* * - .- "
"l have been a clerk," writes a candi
date in enumerating his qualifications.':
That's a chestnut. Read McGiU's life,
young maul '-."-,'.;< -;
. * *
"What!" roared a Houston county
protectionist, "is the tariff for?" In this
neck of the woods we have a distinct
impression that it is for W. D. Wash
burn, T. E. Byrnes, Millionaire Merriam
and boodle.
„-. = ■;; ' * *
The report having gone abroad that
the Republican : league of Minnesota
had gone to smithereens, we cheerfully
note that it has not. As long, as the
wild and yearning enthusiasm of young
America lingers in the bosom of R. G.
Evans the league cannot die.. It is only
i in a comatose state!
.-..-. ■■--. * * : "
When the New York delegation
dances the cancan on the young men
who will represent Minnesota at Chi
cago, then the anatomy of Henry A.
Castle will rise and say:
'.'I told you so."
...--•■ ; * * " • *
Silas Wegg's only prototype in
America has been : discovered by a - dis
cerning country exchange in the person
of Loren Fletcher. If Mr. Fletcher
wishes to talk back the columus of the
Globe are at his service.
• * *:>
Gen. Sanborn can hardly decline to
vote for Mr. Cleveland this year since
his* platform " has been promulgated.
But we are anxious to know what
Gordon E. Cole, J. H. Baker and E. J.
Hodgson will do. And how does it
strike Candidate Scheffer and Farmer
* *
Does the scholarly Mr. Munn believe
now that Minnesota will give 40,000 ma
jority for protection?
* * .
The shades of night were falling fast
When through Minnesota swiftly passed
A youth who Dore the strange device
'Midst fields of wheat and wild-grown rice, -
. ;.-•■;' "Protection's Busted."
A Bad Undertaking.
Winona Herald. : ; ""_• : yJ:': .'■-;
J The Mankato Free Press thinks Al
bert Scheffer should be barred from be
ing a Republican candidate because he
is a low tariff man. If the Free Press
.undertakes to read out of the Republi
can party all low tariff men or all men
who indorse Cleveland's tariff message,
it will find itself playing a little game
of solitaire with half a dozen other an
tediluvians from Minneapolis and St.
Paul looking on. Scheffer is no more
ineligible than Knute Nelson on this
scope, and there is not a Republican
paper in the state that dare breathe a
word against the little giant from the
Fifth district. A repudiation of Schef
fer for his low tariff views and his ac
ceptance of the Farmers' Alliance plat
form may involve a repudiation of the
Republican party by a good many
thousand voters who are satisfied with
Scheffer and with the Alliance platform.
Not So Fast Mr. Nelson.
Belle Plaine Herald. »
At the caucus of Republican members
of the national house of representatives
on Saturday last, Congressman Nelson,
of Minnesota, assured his Republican
comperes that Minnesota was good for
a rousing Republican majority next fall
regardless of the action of his party on
the tariff question. Isn't Mr. Nelson a
leetletoo previous? Or does he base
his sanguine expectations of Republican
success upon the fact of a split in the
Democratic party? If the latter, we
would not wish to be put upon record
as disputing Mr. Nelson's assertion, but
if he thinks and hatters his party as
sociates that the farmers of Minnesota
will continue to be blindly led at the
tail of the Republican party, hi_h tariff
to the contrary notwithstanding, we do
venture to say that Mr. Nelson is simply
an imaginary creature of facts.
Done By the Globe.
Mankato Review.
The Globe of Saturday makes
another division of counties between the
three leading gubernatorial candidates
for the Republican nomination as fol
lows: Scheffer, 125; Merriam, 94; Mc-
Gill 75; and doubtful 75. Blue Earth
county has been.put down in the Mer
riam colum. which award is disputed
by the friends of McGill. While there
is quite a strong feeling against the
present executive in this county, it has
by no means been crystalized in favor
of either of the other candidates, and
when the time comes to elect delegates
it is not impossible that the governor
may carry off the honois.
- It Ought to Be Done.
Blue Earth City Post.
.If the Globe really desires to relieve
cousumers,it has an elegant opportunity
to advocate free sugar and free rice.
Over ?60,000,000 annually would be
saved consumers on the article of sugar
alone. Then there is rice, a wholesome
food in general use, on which a large
saving could be effected to consumers
by placing it on the free list. The
"tariff reform" bill fixes a tariff of 38
per cent on that article. Inasmuch as
there is a large consumption of it, there
would be a saving of many million doll
ars annually to the people.
> Does It Every Campaign.
Faribault Democrat. 1 -
The Pioneer Press has finally per
formed the delicate but somewhat intri
cate feat of pinning |back its ears and
swallowing itself. No other performer
has ever achieved perfect success in
this act, but continued practice, aided
by a prod now and then from the bosses,
has enabled the P. P. to put itself inside
its own stomach, and from those dark
and cavernous depths the great Minne
sota Republican apostle of 'free trade'
informs a snickering constituency that
"New Jersey and Connecticut are" made
substantially certain for the Republi
cans by the 'free trade madness' of the
administration party."
The Ring After Him.
Graceville Democrat.
The St. Paul Globe, which is gener
ally correct in its estimates of political
matters, gives Scheffer the lead in the
fight for the Republican gubernatorial
nomination, Merriam a good second,
with McGill fast losing ground. Schef
fer we believe to be the first choice of a
majority of the Republican voters of
the state, but the fact that he has per
sistently refused to cater to the wishes
of the "ring" will defeat him in the con
Well-Gathered Facts.
St. Peter Herald.
The St. Paul Globe demonstrates by
well-gathered facts that McGill is fast
losing ground in the state, and that he
now' stands not a ghost of a show of re
nomination. The governor, in view of
this fact, has, Cincinattus like, taken
to agricultural pursuits at his St. An
thony farm. While the Globe exag
gerates a trifle, yet the prediction that
he is a one-term man seems .to be well
founded. His several mistakes, even
though unintended, carry with them a
little of the odor of the ring.
Appreciates the Globe.
Owatonna Journal.
Cleveland having long ago fixed up
his own party, the St. Paul Globe is
very busy attempting to fix up the Re
publican party. First, it is determined
that Blame shall be nominated in spite
of himself. Failing, in that, however,
the Republican party must have a high
protective tariff platform. The success
the Democrats have 'achieved in tariff
legislation will hardly induce Republi
cans to go to them for advice on that
.;' „' ( Don't Hurt the Pets.
Bine Earth City Post.
The Second district delegates may
not be the pets of the Pioneer Press,
but if either of them do not use as much
good judgment and sound common
sense in the national convention as Joel
lleatwole does, then tiie Post will agree
that inordinate vanity and good looks
arc superior to good, practical sense in
the selection of a Republican president.
•{'•* '. A Slander on Truth.
-Mtiukato Register.
■ x ßut we all have the assurance that,
"truth crushed to earth will rise again;"
and the Globe will live to see this
verified in a complete and unprecedent
ed victory of the Republicans next No
vember, a result which will be due in
part to the unjust and unmanly course
of the St. Paul Globe toward the Re
publican party and its best men.
A Globe Discovery.
Mankato Review.
j ..The Globe has found an old timer at
Pine Island in this state, .who is ninety
years old. has been a mason for sixty
four years, and voted for every Demo
cratic candidate for president since he
was of age. He is an old hero, and de
serves a happy hereafter. *
He Takes Well. .'
Mankato Review. . ' . ' • \ -
Albert Scheffer has'inaugurated a vig
orous campaign for the Republican
gubernatorial nomination, and is mak
ing headway greater . than was at first
supposed.' It looks now as if jhe would
carry a goodly number of the northern
counties, St. Paul, and possibly. Minue
apolis. Recently .* at Winona he ad
dressed a public meeting and made a .
very favorable impression. "
' Here's the Key. •
Sleepy Eye Herald. •
By the way, the platform that glorifies
Hon. John Lind and denounces plain ;
Grover Cleveland for appointing Demo
crats, was written by a man who . was ;
removed ; by Mr. Cleveland 5 from the
Mankato postoffice. It is only consist
ent with weak human . nature" that he
should regard Mr. Cleveland's adminis
tration as "false, hollow and hypocrit
ical." • ■ ..; -.
Don't Like Fergus.
Duluth Herald. '••;",:•
' The Globe has prepared another table
of figures showing the gubernatorial
situation. This time it places Scheffer:
in the lead, with Merriam a bad second, j
and McGill third. It also does a little:
Fifth district ciphering, but is gives'
only Fergus Falls figures, which are
known to be unreliable. ■• ; • :
Read the Globe.
Fergus Falls Journal.
The St. Paul Globe says that Mr.
Corliss' chances are the best of any can
didate if he can have a strong . delega
tion from his home county. This will
surely be done, and we hope the
Globe's predictions will come true.
The Popular Verdict.
Benson Times.
The St. Paul Globe is in line with
the truth, and the general belief
throughout the state when it says:
"Editor Heatwole is a good man and an
able journalist."
One Lone Voice.
St. Peter Tribune.
Nicollet county indorses the adminis
tration of Gov. A. R. McGill and will
support him enthusiastically in the con
vention and at the polls.
Wilson, of" Minnesota.
New York Times.
The proposition to put lumber on the
free list was the principal subject in
the tariff debate in the house yesterday.
Mr. Wilson, of Minnesota, made an ef
fective speech, showing where the ben
efit of the duty went to. It lias built up
the fortunes of the millionaires of the
Northwest and advanced the price of
pine lands from 300 to 1,000 per cent.,
while that of farm lands has not in
creased 1 per cent. The price which is
added to lumber by the duty goes di
rectly into the pockets of those engaged
in a relentless destruction of the forests,
and the people who are compelled to
buy of them are taxed to build up colos
sal 'fortunes. Those rapidly acquired
fortunes are a standing evidence that
no protection is needed for the business
of turning the forests of the Northwest
into merchantable lumber, and that is a
benefit only to those directly engaged
in the business.
Wind-Mill Dorsey.
Baltimore Herald.
The effete "Steve" Dorsey, ex-carpet
bag Senator from Arkansas, and ex-star
route exploiter, is slowly making his
way from the far West to the Chicago
convention. He declares that he is go
ing there "to make trouble among the
Republicans" in return for the shabby
treatment accorded him by the party
leaders. Dorsey is a mere windmill
and loves to hear himself talk. He and
his kith have already done the Repub
lican party all the harm within their
power. Had it not been for the carpet
baggers, star-routers and whisky ring
sters the Republican party would now
be more lusty and vigorous than it is.
A Proper Place.
Philadelphia Herald.
While the couriers of the Democratic
president were hastening to the bedside
of the dying Sheridan with messages of
comfort and confidence, the bloody
shirt might have been sent to the laun
dry. ■: ■■•-•:'■ . ;
. . t Some Names That Mislead. .
The tuberose is no rose" but a species
of olyanth.
Pompey's pillar had no historical con
nection with Pompey in any way.
Cieopatra's needie was not erected by
the Egyptian queen, nor in her honor.
Whalebone is not bone, and is said
not to possess a single property of bone.
Turkish baths did not originate in
Turkey, and are not baths, only heated
chambers. -
German silver was not invented in
Germany, and does not contain a parti
cle of silver.
Black lead is not lead at all, but a com
pound of carbon and a small quantity of
Brazilian grass never grew in Brazil,
and is not grass; it is nothing but strips
of palm leaf. .
Burgundy pitch is not pitch, and does
not come from Burgundy; the greater
part of it is rosin and palm oil.
Sealing-wax does not contain a parti
cle of wax, but is composed of Venice
turpentine, shellac and cinnabar.
. Catgut is made from the entrails of
Cuttle-bone is not bone, but a kind of
chalk once inclosed in the fossil re
mains of extinct specimens of cuttle
No Free Trade.
Cleveland Plaindea'er.
What President Cleveland did sug
gest, and has done his best to have adopt
ed and enforced, is a policy of tariff re
vision and reduction for the purpose of
reducing revenues that have become re
dundant, and the accumulation of which
has become a serious menace to the
business of . the country. . What he did
propose, and proposes now, and what
the Democratic party proposes, is reduce
the war tariff and to cut down taxation
to the actual necessities of the govern
ment. That is the whole proposition,
and upon it the president and the party
are thoroughly agreed. There is no
free trade about such a proposition, nor
does it raise the question of free trade
at all. '
Means What He Says.
Pittsburg Post.
Blakely Hall, an intelligent cor
respondent of the New York Sun, who
has seen much of Mr. Blame recently,
cables his paper that Mr. Blame is
greatly nonplussed at Cleveland's popu
larity. He said, "thoughtfully," to Mr.
Hall the other day, that "it was a fact
which could not be explained, but
which could none the less be gainsaid."
And yet there is no mystery about it.
Mr. Cleveland's popularity is due simply
to his honest, straightforward, fearless
discharge of his public duties. He never
misleads, betrays or flatters the people.
He says what he means and means what
he says. ■ - _ ■
One Tariff Trick.
Wheat has been taken from New
York to Antwerp this season at a half a
cent a bushel. This does not half pay
the cost of loading and unloading, but
vessels are obliged to have ballast. The
agency which renders this anomalous
operation possible is that the arbitrary
elevation of manufactured merchandise
prices effected by the direct and indi
rect influence of the tariff loads incom
ing vessels with costly foreign merchan
dise amounting in value to 6650,000,000
to "*700,000,000 a year, which can afford
high ocean freights hitherward.
. .<*»_ —
The Fair Frances.
Chicago Globe.
■* The Kentuckian. ; McKenzie, made a
palpable hit in the St. Louis conven
tion when he said there was "only one
more popular Democrat than Grover.
Cleveland, and that was the lovely i
woman he had made his wife." If
there were no : constitutional difficulties ;
in the ; way, even the veteran of the
••red bandana" would stand no chance
for the second . place on the ticket
against the fair mistress of the White
house.. -'--" ■ '■■; '_-.'; ' ,
Thnco b° advertise in Sunday's Globe
' "I*"" say it pays the best.
How Two Federal and Confederate
Scouts Settled Matters.
On the 12th of : June, 1863, I wit
nessed a duel between Capt, Jones,
commanding a federal scout, and Capt.
Fry.commanding a rebel scout.in Greene
county, East Tennessee. These two
men had been fighting each other for
six months, with the fortunes of battle
in favor first of one and then the other.
Their commands were encamped on
either side of Lick . creek, a large and
sluggish stream, too deep to ford and
too shallow for a ferryboat, but there a
bridge spanned the stream for the con
venience of the traveling public. Each
of them guarded this bridge, that com
munication should go neither north nor
south, as the railroad track had been
broken up months before. After fight
ing each other several months, and con
testing the point as to which should
hold the bridge, they agreed to fight a
duel, the conqueror to hold the bridge,
undisputed for the time being. Jones
gave the challenge and Fry accepted.
The terms were that they should tight
with navy pistols, at twenty yards apart,
deliberately walking toward each other
and firing until the last chamber of their
pistols was discharged, unless one or the
other fell before all the discharges were
made. They chose their seconds and
agreed upon a rebel surgeon (as he was
the only one in either command) to at
tend them in case of danger.
Jones was certainly a line-looking fel
low, with light hair and blue eyes, five
feet ten inches in heieht, looking every
inch the military chieftain. He was a
man soldiers would esteem and ladies
regard with admiration. 1 never saw a
man more cool, determined, aud heroic
under such circumstances. I have read
of the deeds of chivalry and knight er
rantry in the Middle Ages and brave
men embalmed in modern poesy, but
when 1 saw Jones come to the duelists'
scratch, fighting, not for real or sup
posed wrongs to himself, but, as he
honestly thought, for his country and
the glory of the flag, I could not help .
admiring the man. notwithstanding he
fought for the freedom of the negro,
which 1 was opposed to.
Fry was a man full six feet high, slen
der, with long, wavy, curling hair, jet
black eyes, wearing a slouch hat and
gray suit, and looked rather the demon
than the man.
There was nothing ferocious about
him, but he had that self-sufficient non
chalance that said. "I will kill you."
Without a doubt he was brave, cool,
and collected, and although suffering
from a terrible flesh wound in his left
arm, received a week before, he mani
fested no symptoms of distress, but
seemed ready for the fight.
The ground was stepped off by the
seconds, pistols loaded and exchanged,
and the principals brought face to face.
They turned around and walked bacu
to the point designated. Jones' seconds
had the word "Fire," and as he slowly
said "One— two— three— fire," they
simultaneously turned a tthe word and in
stantly fired. Neither was hurt. They
cocked their pistols and deliberately
walked toward each other, firing as they
went, At the fifth shot Jones threw up
his right hand, and, firing his pistol in
the air, sank down. Fry was in the act
of firing his last shot, but, seeing Jones
fall, he silently lowered his pistol,
dropped it on the ground, and sprang to
Jone's side, taking his head in his lap as
he sat down and asking if he was hurt.
1 discovered that Jones was shot
through the region of the stomach, the
bullet glancing around that organ and
coming out to the left of the spinal
column; besides, he had received three
other frightful flesh wounds in other
portions of the body. I dressed his
wounds and gave him such stimulants
as I had. He afterward got well.
Fry received three wounds— one break
in*!: his right arm, one the left, and the
other in the right side, ' After months of
suffering he got well and fought the
war out to the bitter end, and to-day the
two are partners in a wholesale grocery
Chased by a Blue Racer— A Cop
perhead on a Woman's Bustle,
Etc., Etc.
Marion Earnest and Frank Hedge,
two well-known citizens of Montpelier,
Ind., shiver yet when they speak of
their last Tuesday's adventure. Early
in the morning they shouldered their
guns and started out gunning. While
beating about a four-acre swamp, they
suddenly saw a monster snake of the
"blue racer" kind rushing toward them
with its head well back and its flashing
eyes darting venomous glances into their
faces. A shudder ran through their
bodies from head to foot. Both of them
had double-barrel shotguns, but had ho
thought of these as they ran for dear
life, until retreat was cut off by a high
fence. Then Hedge turned, brought
his gun to his shoulder and shot the
snake, which was only a few yards away.
It measured nearly seven feet in length
and had been stirred to such an un
wonted display of courage by the fact
that it had had nothing to eat for a week
or more.
While A. H. Washburn, who lives ten
miles north of Quitman, Ga., was pass
ing around the back of his plantation
accompanied by two dogs— a bull
dog, the other a small one, the small
dog was suddenly attacked by a monster
rattlesnake, which sprang upon him and
held him to the ground with its mouth.
The larger dog seeing the trouble, went
bravely to the rescue. The snake im
mediately released the small dog and
sprang for the larger one, biting him in
the neck. Mr. Washburn had in the
meantime got hold of a fence rail and
started for the scene of battle. On see
ing Mr. Washburn, the snake left the
dogs and sprang for him. The old
gentleman backed a few steps and gath
ering his energies, struck at his snake
ship with the rail. The rail took effect
on the snake's head and stunned him.
Then Mr. Washburn got in his work and
in a few minutes killed the reptile. The
snake was as large as a man's thigh and
seven feet long, an old settler evidently.
Strange to say, the small dog recovered,
but the large bull-dog died the next day.
A few. days ago, as the Misses Mary
and Delia Moore, two Maryland girls, re
siding about one mile from Pocomoke,
were walking over their farm, superin
tending the farm work, which they have
been doing during the illness of their
father, they sat down on a log near a
fence to rest. After talking for some
moments • they arose to resume their
walk. Miss Mamie at that moment felt
a heavy weight, which seemed 'to drag
her dress down behind. She requested
her sister to look and ascertain what
was the matter, and the latter on looking
discovered to the horror of both that a
large copperhead snake was coiled upon
her bustle. The snake was immediately
knocked . off and dispatched by the
plucky young women. It measured five
feet one inch in length and was about as
thick as a man's wrist.
The Physical and Moral, as Illus
trated at the Famous Petersburg
Mine. *
Gen. Horace Porter contributes an ar
ticle in the June Century on "The Phil
osophy of Courage." He says: ."In
difference to danger is not always the
form of courage which should entitle
the possessor to the highest credit. It
is a negative virtue as compared with
the quality which enables one to per
form a dangerous duty while real
izing the full measure of the peril
encountered. It is something higher
than physical courage— it is a species of
•moral courage which recognizes the
danger and yet overmasters the sense
of fear. When the famous mine in
front of Petersburg had been completed,
and the national troops drawn up ready
to charge the enemy's works as soon as
the mine had done its work in creating
a breach,- the sigual was • given just
before - daylight, the ' fuse" was
lighted, and the command stood
waiting - with . intense anxiety for
the . explosion^ -" which . - was to fol
low. But seconds, then minutes, then
tens of minutes passed, and still no
sound from the mine.' The suspense
became painful, and the gloom of disap
pointment,, overspread the anxious faces
, of officers and men. The fuse had
been spliced about midway. It was
now thought that there was a defect in
the splice, and that it was at this point
that the fuse was hanging -fire. The
day was breaking, the enemy . was be
coming alert at sight of our unmasked
columns, there was not a moment to
be lost. Lieut. Doughty and Sergt.
Reese, of the Forty-eighth Pennsylva
nia infantry, now volunteered to exam
ine the fuse. They "entered the long",
dark gallery which led to the mine, and
without stopping to calculate . the
chances of life, calmly exposed them
selves to one of the most horrible
forms of death. With .no excite
ment to lend them its intoxication,
with nothing - to divert their
minds from the fate which seemed
to await them, they followed the course
of the fuse through the long subterra
nean passage, found the defect at which
the spark had been arrested, and made
a new splice.- On their return the
match was again applied, and the train
was now prompt to do its deadly work.
These men displayed even a higher or
der of courage, than those who after
wards charged into the breach." * ■
; -»■>»
From the Speech of Amos Cum
mings at the Childs Dinner in
The type setter and the proof reader
become editors unconsciously. The
evolution from the case into editorial
life is as the evolution of a butter
fly from a chrysalis. These is nothing
marvelous about it. The true typo will
develop into the true editor if time and
opportunity serve. No careless or in
competent printer has ever become a
competent editor. I have seen many
a man taken from the case and thrown
into an editoral room, and ' all but one
became successful and accomplished re
porters, editors and correspondents.
The qualities that make a man an effi
ient compositor are the very qualities
requisite to make him an influential edi
tor. His ticket to newspaper prosperity is
un punched by collegiate education, but
it is a ticket readily recognized by the
people, and one that frequently passes
its owner into wealth and fame. The
born printer, Mr. Chairman, is a born
editor. Some say that a new era is
dawning into journalism, that men ed
ucated in collegiate schools are assum
ing the helm; that {esthetic methods are
to be applied to the columns of the
newspapers dotting the land like mush
rooms in a sheep pasture, that a web of
newspaper trusts is to cover the country
and secure the patronage of tho people,
and that the old journals must follow
suit or go to the wall. All this may go
for what it is worth. The past shows
that the people have recognized tho
printing office as the true school of jour,
nalism, and it will hold good in the
future and as long as a typo union li yes
and flourishes on the free soil of the re
— >■
In the Protection of Vegetation
From Destructive Frosts.
Hon. Cassius M. Clay, the venerabla
Kentuckian, gives this statement in the
Indiana Farmer:
"May 14 a cold wave set in here
from the northwest, and the night of
the same day a very heavy frost and
some ice was seen. Tomatoes, beans
and even Indian corn and shrubs were
killed in Madison county.
I live on undulating ground, and the
winds swept from over the Kentucky
river two miles away. The narrow strip
of my native forest lay in the direction
of the wind. So soon as the cold wave
crossed the river it passed through tho
woodland on the river hills, and on
through my fore"st and landscape in my
yard to a plat of garden land, where
melons, corn, beans and peas were up.
The land was the lowest in cultivation,
and by the natural law should have
been the most liable to frosts. But, ta
my great surprise, not a leaf on any of
these plants was touched with frost.
Three hundred yards from this I had
another plat of culture ou comparative
ly high ground, and the whole bean
rows were utterly killed.
Standing amid these beans 1 could see
through a long treeless vista the hills
over the Kentucky river two miles
away. ....
Standing in the first plat I could not
see 100 yards, and rising to the highest
ground I could not of course see
through my fifty acres of forest.
Now if the forests did not save the
beans, what did?
Thus forests save us from drouth and
frosts, and turn deserts into fruitful
From Everywhere.
"Speaking about clubs," remarked
Mr. Cumso, who had just been elected a
member of the Manhattan, "they are
the sign-posts of civilization. You
never hear of savages forming them
selves into societies for mutual improve
ment and pleasure."
"Oh, nonsense!" replied Mrs. Cumso.
"I've heard of Indian clubs ever since
I could walk."— Tid-Bits.
An Oil City boy of twelve years gets
up in his sleep and plays the piano. We
never hear of a twelve-year-old boy get
ting up in his sleep and cutting wood, or
doing some other useful work. As the
old Greek philosopher says; "He isn't
constructed on that model."- -Exchange.
Jeweler (to young man exchanging a
ring for cuff buttons)— Didn't the young
lady like the ring, six? Young man
(mournfully) She didn't have a chance.
It struck me that a *"10 ring was too ex
pensive for a mere sister-to-you sort of a
girl.— Epoch,
Pure wedded life man's joy completes.
Philosophers have said."
How true this is when baby eats
Milk crackers in the bed
At night, and twixt the snowy sheets
Three-cornered crumbs are spread. '- -'-'
—Boston Courier.
A Baptist church might do well with
out a bell, but you would naturally sup
, pose that at times they would need a
wringer. Boston Bulletin.
You never • see a man go up a
side street with a long string of fish. —
Ottawa Local News.
"How much cider did you make this
year?" inquried one farmer of another
who had offered a specimen for trial.
"Fifteen barrels," was the answer.
Another sip.
"Well, if you had another apple you .
might have made another barrel."—
Leisure Hours.
The crow very rarely leaves a place
without caws.— Commercial
Wife (to husband in the grocery busi
ness)— John, 1 wish that you would join
the church. You promised me you
Husband— know I did, Maria, and I
will, but I've got to work off that stock
of maple sugar first, I'm no hypocrite
—Ottawa News.
Age Doesn't Count.
"Old Bill Allen," Thurman's uncle,
was not only a very aged man- but a vic
tim of partial paralysis when he emerged
from his long retirement like a ghost of
the past to run as the Democratic nom
inee for governor of Ohio. A great deal
of fun was made of this "Old Bourbon
resurrection." But he took the stump,
wore out the opposition with his "fog
horn" voice, and not only carried the
state, but made a most vigorous gov
mm .
His Head Was Crushed.
Special to the Globe.
Mauquette, Mich., June 7.— This
afternoon a miner named Andrew Jan
koviak, employed in the Calumet and
llecla mine, had his head literally
crushed to a pulp. He leaves a family!
Tell me not where roses blow-
Tell me, where do roses go
When their sweet leaves, one by one, > r
Perish 'neath the rain and sunr
As I queried, came reply
From a voice that nestled by:
"Roses, when earth's beauty dies,
Bloom afresh in paradise."
Say not whence affections flow- .
Tell me where our life-loves go,
When our senses, breatn by breath, -
: Chid into all senseless death?
As I queried, came reply
From ue love, close nestled by: . *
"Earthly loves with souls arise, -
Still to live in paradise."
. -Espy W. H. Willianu

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