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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAY. AT TIIK 1.1.08E lit -I.D.XC, COR. Poll;. AND CEDAR STREKT3 BY LEWIS BAKER. ST. PAUL GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily (Not Including Scxpat.) 1 yr in advance.?** <Hi I 3 m. in advanceS2 00 _> m. in advance 1 OO 1 6 weeks in adv. 1 00 One month 70C. DAILT AND St'NDAT. 3 vi in advance. 10 00 I 3 mos. in adv. .$2 50 tim in advance 500 I 5 weeks in adv. 100 One month Hoc SUNDAY ALONE. 3 yr in advance.?- 00 I 3 mos. in adv _"c tim in advance 1 00 1 1 mo. in adv 20c Tki Weekly— (Daily — Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) Iji In advance. « 400 | C mos. in adv .52 00 3 months, in advance —$1 00. WK-KLT ST. r.ui. »;i.or.K. One Year. .1 | six Mo. 65c | Three Mo. 35e Rejected communication!! cannot lie pre- served. Address all letters and telegrams to THE GLOBE. St. Paul. Minn. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Scot. 16 — For Wisconsin and Upper Michigan: rain, followed by clearing weather during Monday: station ary temperature; northwesterly winds. For Minnesota: Fair; a slight rise In tempera ture; northerly winds. For Iowa: Fair; slight changes in temperature: northerly winds. For Eastern and Southwestern Da kota: Fair, slightly warmer; winds shifting to easterly and southerly. WEEKLY RAINFALL BEFOBX. IT. S. Signal Office, St. Paul, Sept. 10, I_BB.— For the week ending Sept 14 the rainfall reported from that portion o f this state mainly comprising the rainsheds of the Minnesota and I" pper Mississippi rivers has 1 ecu unimportant, and, with the exception Of what fell in she vicinity of St. Paul, has varied from nothing to a few li_tht showers, which can have little or do effect in aug menting the present stage of water in these streams— in fact, it is not enough to keep them from falling. Tlie details of the rain In fractions of an Inch are appended: STAT.ONS. j l^- . stations. Kjjjf" Alexandria 0.10 Fort Ripley.... 0.00 Fergus Fa 115...! 0.03 Ortouville 0.10 Redwood Falls.' o.4o Tracy O.IS M. Paul '<>.U4 il __ GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. The following observations were made at C:4B p. m., local time: ~ - _ I __? ___■ M -.'I o"§ ___! o| Place of ? 5 ='- Place of § 2 3 _ Obs'vation. _ = _. - Obs'vation. _ ° jf 3 - _, — g -I " ° . — 2. ~ a '• . 2 : * r* '7 •* ■ 1 St. Paul.... 50 ' Ft. Buford 30.04 64 Ft. Sully . '-i >.('. GO Ft Custer. -.9.82 TS Ft Totten. 30.18 50 j Helena ... 29.76 SO Duluth.... 30.04 54 Calgary La Crosse. 29.84 48 Minnedosa 30.12 52 Huron SO.OS 50 «' Appelle 30.02 66 Moorhead. 30.12 52 .Medic' e 11. 29.00 SO St. Vincent 30.14 5-1 ji Fort Garry Bismarck. 3Q.14 ti" Edmonton *^»« We pboposk, too, by extending the market for our manufactures, to pro mote the steady employment of labor, while by cheapening the cost of the necessaries of life we increase the pur chasing power of the working-nan's wages and add to the comforts of his home.— Cleveland's Letter of Ac ceptance. The labor press is still agitating for the eight-hour rule. mm The fair was. but is not. It was fair enough while it lasted. Stbeet illuminations, with all their beautiful illusions, have passed away. *__^ Business men of St. Paul, as a rule, are for Cleveland ami cheaper goods. -**%-* The terrifying epidemic of yellow fever at Jacksonville is augmenting in stead of decreasing in violence. •Mr. Blame is generally at his worst when he goes into figures. The Plumed Knight should let mathematics alone, and confine himself to fiction exclu sively. _. While grudgingly supporting the president's reprisals policy, the Repub licans in congress seek every opportun ity and pretext to disparage it in the interest of the Canadians. ■_*_■ The passage of the Mills bill, now lying before the finance committee of the senate, would put an end to trusts. It is for that very reason that Republi can senators refuse to pass it. __>. Senatoi: -Sherman taunts the Pro hibitionists with being a party of "one idea!" Weil, what is the I.opublican organization. Is not their "one idea" to take from the poor and give to the rich? -_•» When a cold cyclone, fresh from the regions of perpetual frigidity, strikes a hot cyclone, fresh from the zone of per petual terridity, then comes at atmos pheric cataclysm. This was about the size of it in St. Paul yesterday. — — It seems to be a pity that this cold spell should be wasted on St. Paul, where it is not needed, when it would be such a grateful boon to plague stricken Jacksonville. It is what might be called a weather misfit. -^» The lowa Democrats have opened their campaign against the tariff spoil ers with unusual vigor and enthusiasm, and the Republicans are filled with alarm concerning the safety of the state that a few years ago was the most im pregnable stronghold of their party. •___- According to Hebrew chronology, this world was 5,048 years of age on the i.th inst. lt is a pretty vigorous old world in spite of the fact that it has lived so long, and is still likely to cut a good many capers before it rushes out of its orbit into space. The saying that truth is stranger than fiction has been tragically illustrated in the mysterious and horrible murders in the slums of London, which are now puzzling the police of that city. The wildest romancer never conceived anything which approaches in fiendish ness this mysterious and ghastly story. am — When some one told William Haz lett that a certain English work had been translated in French, he replied that "it ought to be translated into En glish." A similar suggestion might be offered in regard to the forged extracts from London newspapers that have made their appearance of late with such frequency in Republican tariff or gans. — Mr. Blame continues to pour con tempt on the Republican platform ami the professions of its architects by as serting that "trusts are private affairs;" "that they are state issues," and "have no place in this campaign."' While the Plumed Knight champions trusts and monopolies in this way. Candidate Harrison revels in stale and insincere platitudes about protecting labor and the rights of man. "Will you walk into my parlor? said the spider to the fly." *__»* ____ It is now discovered that the pre tended extract from a speech of Prince Bismarck in favor of the tariff system is a forgery, like the extracts from the London journals, so widely quoted in Republican organs a few weeks since. The German tariff, though partially pro tectionist in its character, is so moder ate that it would be called a free trade system in this country. Its worst feat ture is its taxation of bread and meat which is very hard on the working peo ple of Germany, in view of their ex tremely low wages. The main object of the German tariff is to get as much revenue as possible from imports. __»_. CONDEMNING MERRIAMISM. The unanimity with which the state press speaks in condemnation of the method! employed by. the Merriamites in controlling the late Republican con vention is a gratifying indication that public sentiment is being awakened in Minnesota to the danger of allowing money to become the potential factor in our state politics. It will be observed by reference to our clippings from the state exchanges that outside of the two cities the Republican press unites with the Democratic press in severe condemnation of the introduction of Merriamism in Min nesota politics. The reason why the local Republican press do not join in the general denunciation is well enough understood without going into details. We repeat that it is gratifying to ob serve the general tendency of public sentiment in this state to be against the idea that party nominations are things of commercial value to be knocked off to the highest bidder. Whenever we •lose sight of the great truth underlying true Republicanism, that public office is a public trust, and not to be bought or sold, we are drifting toward danger ous reefs. The great mass of the peo ple cannot afford to be indifferent to the dangers which are sure to arise from giving the moneybags full sweep in politics. If it is once understood that party nominations have a money value, that no man can attain to an office unless he buys it, what inducement can there be for the great mass of our young men to take an interest in public affairs? None but millionaires, or the sons of million aires can afford to enter politics. How much better it is to hold fast to tlie old democratic faith of our fathers that a man should be valued for what he is, not for what he has. Intrinsic, not extrinsic merit should be the standard. COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS. It is claimed by Senator Wilsox of lowa that the commercial conditions of the country are opposed to tariff reduc tion, and he advises his friends in lowa and the Northwest to urge this view upon the farmers and workingmen. It will require a good deal of argument on Senator Wilsox's part to convince the people that this view is correct. For, with the exception of the reduction of 1.74 percent made by the last revision of the tariff in 1882. involving an aggre gate tax upon imports of .91 per cent, the tariff is just where it was at the conclusion of the war. When the im ports were placed at the rate, which six years aero was deemed so oppres sive as to call for a reduction of 20 per cent, the country was in a some what prostrated condition. Its indus tries had been greatly disturbed by the war; its currency was in a highly inflated condition, and it was brought face to face with an enormous debt. It was doubtful whether these unpromising conditions warranted the high tariff which was then agreed to; but opponents of the system for bore to make their opposition vigorous in such an emergency, and were willing to give the coun tiy the benefit of the doubt, satisfied that when the people of the United States recovered from their fright they would understand the op pressive character of the tariff, and re duce it. The fact, therefore, that the taxation of imports twenty-four years after the close of the war is almost what it was under the conditions above stated^ is in itself sufficient reason for modifying it very materially. Our in dustrial interests have been greatly changed, both as to raw materials and manufactures; our currency is firmly established, and as a proof of our prosperity, in spite of high taxa tion, there is a surplus of $1-0,000,000 in the treasury, the product of revenue receipts annually over and above the necessities of government. Nothing can be plainer than that taxes are too high when they produce more revenue than is needed. Nothing can be plainer than that .commercial conditions are ex ceptionally good when they tolerate such taxation without serious disturb ance. The disingenuousness of Mr. Wil son's argument will be apparent to every farmer and laborer in the North west. Business will not be crippled by lessening the burdens of the people. Wages will not be reduced by affording workingmen an opportunity for pur chasing cheaply clothing and the neces saries of life. It has been proved over and over again that a high tariff op presses labor and does not benefit it. WAGES AND PRICES. It Is a well-known law of trade that at least four persons can afford to buy an article at SI to one who can afford to buy it at $2. Nine-tenths of the families of this country live on less than .$-_ a year, yet they tire the sole customers of more than seven-eighths of American productions and imports. The trouble with our manufacturers is, that notwithstanding possible re ductions, they are above the limited means of the great mass of the buyers. If wages were advanced, farmers, arti sans and laborers would get better prices and manufacturers make as large profits as ever. As wages depend on the demand for workmen, it is evident that an increase in the demand say of 25 per cent— would compel the employment of more workmen, and so raise wages 25 per cent. Under lessened tariff restrictions all of these conditions would be fulfilled. The in crease of importations would lead to an increased demand abroad for our farm products. These importations would consist largely of materials for manu facture: and the reduction of 25 per cent, or even of 7 per cent as the Mills bill proposes, in the cost of materials would enable the manufacturer to re duce his prices without diminishing his profits. This would Increase the sale of his goods, and as both farmer and manufacturer would be bidding for mote labor, the price of labor would rise; and as wages rise, the laborer wants more goods with increased ability to pay for them. In this way the in creased demand for finished goods would increase the demand for mate rials, and as Europe can not supply America one-quarter of the materials required in our manufactories the re sult would be a revival in the demand for American materials, increasing alike the earning capacity of the farmer and the laborer. _____ CRAWFISH PROGRESSION. It is probably, upon the principle that a lie well stuck to answers the purposes of the truth, the Republican organs are so persistent in their claim that Repub lican chances for success in the Eastern doubtlu! states are on the increase. The marvelous feature of this claim is that it should be adhered to in the face of the corrected Maine returns. An analysis of the Maine vote made by the Chicago Times, and reproduced in our columns to-day, shows that the Prohi bitionists gained 150 per cent on their vote four years ago, the Democrats gained 5 per cent, while the Republi can loss was 2 per ceuX. And this, too, THE SAINT x^AUJ-j i^j-\ll_il \jxa\JjsJ2\i MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBEI. 17, 1888. in Mr. Blame's own state. -. If . this is the best lick the Republicans can make in the way of progressing their cause in the Eastern states, it will hardly be worth while to open a pole for Har rison and Morton the day of election. There will not be enough of the Repub lican party left to make a grease spot. _«__. __ YEli'liOW FEVER SUFFERERS. To the Editor of lhe Globe. . Feeling thai the people of St. Paul will re spond to a call for aid for the yellow fever sufferers of Jacksonville. Fla., we suggest that you, through the aid of the Globe, start a subscription list for that purpose, and will be pleased to give you $50 for the samo. Very truly, McVeigh Bros. St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. 10, 1883. The Globe is gratified to make note of the generous offer contained in the above communication toward aiding the yellow fever sufferers at Jacksonville. While the Globe has urged upon the people the necessity for prompt charity in this matter, and while we are willing to receive anil forward all subscriptions that may be sent to this office, still we think that the chamber of commerce is the proper body to first move in this matter. We accordingly suggest to the chamber of commerce that at its meeting this morning the question of sending relief to the Jack sonville sufferers be taken up, and that a subscription list be at once opened, in order that our charitably disposed citi zens may have an opportunity to do something toward relieving the plague stricken city of the South. -_»> Prof. Stokes replies in the London Spectator to an American gentleman who challenges the statement in his book on "Ireland and the Celtic Church" that kissing one's wife on Sunday was regarded by old Puritans in Connecticut as sinful. Stokes cites one of Archdeacon Hussy's . lectures to es tablish the fact. Of course, it was one of those funny "old blue laws." Now, however, a man who fails to kiss his wife or his sweetheart on Sunday omits a positively religious duty. The world moves. .'■_-'_..' "_-_■- The German voters of lowa, it is claimed, have abandoned the Republi can party, on the issues of Prohibition and tariff reform. The Germans have never believed in the tyrannical enforce ment of laws interfering with personal rights, nor in a system which takes money out of the pockets of the people to swell the gains of ____________ . ■ New York is all right. So says Sec retary Cook in his interesting interview with the Globe this morning. And, what is more, Mr. Cook gives good, sub stantial reasons for the faith that is in him. There is just as much show for Bob Ingkrsoi.i. s admission to heaven as there is for Harrison and Morton to carry the Empire state. ______• That was a breezy Sunday school they had on the West Side yesterday. It seemed to have been a field day for the advocates of muscular religion. _____ Cabtwbigiit's tussle with the man who soaped the horn was nothing in comparison with this eccentric dis play of muscular piety. em The Republicans have backed off on "trusts" and are down on retaliation, but it is still at the old stand for free whisky and taxed flannel. ____» Mot Lessen, in California, electri fies the hair of those who ascend it. It has about the same effect that a ghost has. ■____»•■ _____ It is claimed that all the political con ditions of Wisconsin are in favor of the Democrats carrying the state. — ____* Laboring Men for Johnson. To the Editor ol the Globe. The Pioneer Press, on page 12 of Sat urday.has made a statement in regard to Dr. Samuel C. Johnson, of Hudson, concerning the nomination for congress by the Union Labor party. A telegram from the committee at Hudson to my self says to the state and more par ticularly to the Eighth congressional district, that Dr. Johnson feels highly honored at the hands of organized labor and accepts. Further, the Democratic convention in this city indorses Dr. Johnson as their standard bearer, and we will elect him, too. The harvest is ripe for _ chance in the political field of the Eighth. Very respectfully yours, A. B. WILLKY, Chairman Eighth Congressional District Committee for the United Labor Party. Eau Claire, Sept. 15. -Q- Increased in 1887. To the Editor of the Globe. In a late number of the Globe you state that President Cleveland caused my pension to be increased from $3 per month tot.- per month, on May 7, 1888. The increase was made May 7, 1887. Please make the correction, as it is charged by Republicans that the in crease was made as an electioneering dodge. This is not true, as the increase was made as above stated, in May, 1887. Respectfully, B. F. Balch. Fargo, Sept. 15. *^> A Gootl Ticket to Support. Special to the Globe. Asalaxu, Wis., Sept. 16.— fol lowing ticket was nominated by the Democratic county convention last evening: Sheriff, Thomas liedican; treasurer, A. D. McDonald; clerk, Maurice E. Gaffney; register of deeds, Edward Fennelly; clerk of the circuit court, It. C. Murray, of Hurley; district attorney, M. E. Lenuon, of Hurley; superintendent of schools, John B. An derson, of Upson; surveyor, George B. Parker, of Butternut; coroner, Dr. J. A. Marchessault. -_____■ Wilson to Speak. Special to the Globe. Spring Valley, Minn'., Sept. 16.— The Democrats of Spring Valley and vicinity will open the campaign by a rousing demonstration on the evening of Sept. 25, when they will be addressed by lion. E. M. Wilson, of Minneapolis, the Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota. An invitation is extended to all in Southern Minnesota who are in favor of tariff reform to be present. mm Crow .Vint; Prohibitionists. Special to the Globe. Bkainerd, Sept. ;. 15.— Berg st rom, who is at the head of the Pro hibition campaign in this county, has completed a preliminary cauvass of the county in the work of his organization. lie reports an enrollment of forty voters at Fort llipley, in the southern part of this county, and that they are mostly from previous Republican voters. His total list of pledges to vote the ticket are over 300 names, and he is positive they will poll 300 votes in this county. Wilson to Open It. Special to the Globe. Owatonna. Minn., Sept. Hon. Eu_ene M. Wilson, candidate for gov ernor, will open the Democratic cam paign of this city on next Wednesday, evening at the ' Moorehouse Opera house. '-_ ___ -___•> Steele Connty Prohibitionists. Special to the Globe. Owatoxxa, Minn., Sept. 16.— Prohibitionists of Steele county have called a mass convention to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Knights of Honor hall, for the purpose of nom inating a full county ticket for the fall election. Over 100 Confirmed. . Special to the Globe. SiiAKt Minn., Sept. 16.—Arch bishop Ireland confirmed 108 persons at St. Mark's church, and delivered sermons in St. Mark's and St. Mary's to-day. MINNESOTA^ PRESS. Merriam's Nomination Re - ceived by the • Editors With Faint Praise. His Money Evidently Does Not Control All of the News papers. His Party Organs Cry"Shame" At the Manner of His . Nomination. Popularity a Quality to Be Lacking in His Can vass. Waseca Herald. The nomination of Mr. Merriam for gov ernor is surely unfortunate for the people of this state. Be is, above all tho men men tioned, the representative of monopolies and corporations, aud, if elected, will carry out their wishes to the utmost of his ability. He was born and bred a monopolist, and corpor ation extortion is part and parcel of his whole political life. He looks upon the gov ernment which any man has a right to pluck, and considers ihe man who advocates the rights of the musses as next of kin to an idiot. With his money, his wining and din ing, he expects to be elected, and perhaps he will be, but woe unto the farmers and labor ers of this state if he is. A Striking Difference. Stillwater Democrat. What a striking difference there is about tne manner in which the two rival candi dates for governor in Minnesota secured their nomination. Eugene M. Wilson took the nomination without making a single effort, and there was no clank of gold about it. Ask some of the delegates who went to the convention for Scheffer and McGill what made them change their minds. Treated Shamefully. Granite Falls Journal. As all know by this time. W. R. Merrlam was nominated for governor on the Repub lican ticket tit St. Paul last week. As he was the choice of the convention we shall give him our feeble support and our vote, but we must say that we think it would have been much better for the party to have selected some other man. Gov. McGill was treated shamefully, and every fair-minded man will admit it. Merriam's Cheek. Glencoe Enterprise. .William K. Mcriinm, of the Merchants Na tional bank, was nominated by the Republi cans for governor on the third formal ballot. We do not think this a wise nomination, as he will be charged with being a "boodle" candidate, and it will have its effect. The farmers of Minnesota had it iv their hands to nominate a mau whose heart was with them and when elected could have done much for the* agricultural interests of the state, but they have thrown away their opportunity, and now must take such as they have chosen for better or worse. The wonder to us is that a man of Merriam's youth, and knowing so little of the state outside of the banking business, should have the check to ask for the nomination for governor fur the great agricultural state of Minnesota, when 00 per cent of the voters are farmers. Unpalatable. Elbow Lake Herald. Merriam's nomination is unpalatable to the great majority of the people of this county, but they will ratify the nomination at the polls. The majority will not be so overwhelming as would have been given to Scheffer or Gilman, or as large as McGill would have secured, but it will be large enough to demonstrate. that any Republican nominee can carry Grant county. Their Ordei. Elbow Lake Herald. From an intellectual standpoint the caudi dates for governor of this state stand In the following order: Donnelly. Wilson, Harrison. Merriam. In riches they range as follows: Merriam. Harrison, Wilson, Donnelly. Their chances of election are in the following order: Merriam, Wilson, Harrison, Don nelly. Between Merriam and Wilson the contest will be close, but its being a presi dential year will undoubtedly land Merriam a winner. Money Is Kins. Rochester Record and Union. By the nomination of Mr. Merriam a new era has been dawned upon Republican poli tics in Minnesota— the era in which money stands king, pre-eminently rising with up lifted head above honesty and acknowledged worth. Mr. Merriam lias bought the nomina tion ;it now remains to be seen whether or not he can buy the election. We think that he has paid very dearly for his whistle. The Cash Candidate. Ada Herald. No one appears to doubt that Merriam's money is his only strength, and it is gener ally understood that any politician, or paper, or person that was at all active for Merriam had a share in the barrel. And this is the candidate (this barrel or this man) that the honest Republican farmers are expected to vote for in preference to the maif with clean bauds, a clean heart, and a clean record, Eu gene M. Wilson. If the time has fully come when uo man can get office unless he has piles of money, then let's have at least fair play and let the offices be sold openly aud give other millionaires a chance. A Had Bill. Houston Argus. It was the house over which Mr. Merriam presided that passed the bill appropriating $55,000 to pay the debt, which Mr. Merriam as president and his associates in the man agement of the state fair, contracted in mak ing race tracks and buildings, aud pledged the state to pay. Cowards. St. Cloud Journal-Press. The Journal-Press believed that Gov. Mc- Gill, by his faithful administration of the duties of his office, his courageous adherence to the principles enunciated in the Republi can platform upou which he was elected and his clean and honest record, was justly entitled to the indorsement of a renomina tion, which had become fairly established as a party usage. It sti'l sees no reason to change that opinion, and regards the refusal to renominate him— on the ground that he had been elected by a reduced majority— is an inexcusable act of party cowardice, one utterly unworthy the great Republican party of Minnesota. '." . Swag as a Lever. - Alexander Post. The use of money in the cam palgn is al ways expected, for there are legitimate ex penses; but its use among the few repre sentatives (?) of the people in a convention Is an individual and corrupt use. It is for the purpose of buying votes directly or indi rectly. . That Merriam used his that way, no one seems to doubt. Do we want to make the public offices of the state a matter of barter more than they usually are, or do we want to purify our state politics as we are able to this year? ' . What Amount? «* St. Vincent New Era. ,: The winner of this political race was a young man from St. Paul, W. R. Merriam-, the acknowledged "boodle" candidate, and instead of the old gag, "Who struck Billy Patterson?" the inquiry among the delegates was, "What amount did you strike Billy Merriam for?" His nomination was all that was necessary to place Minnesota in the Democratic column. A millionaire banker, an aristocrat, relying solely upon his "bar rel," he poses as the would-be executive of this great state; Power in Gold. Sauk Rapids Free Press. There is a general belief that Merriam won by the power of gold, and this idea, which has a plausible foundation, is provoking much adverse feeling among Republicans. Many, hereabouts, have declared themselves unable to accept what they believe to be a purchased candidate, and it is an assured fact that not a few Republicans in this county will scratch their tickets in Novem ber. No man who believes, or . has satis factory reasons for believing, that the choice | of a convention has been made through the fear or the favor of money can consistently vote for that candidate, unless he is willing to admit that it is good for money to rule in our election system. Badly Disappointed. Wadena Tribune. " : . . The nomination of W. R. Merriam for gov ernor is a great disappointment to the Re publicans in this vicinity. The great ma jority wanted either Scheffer or McGill, with the choice largely in favor of the former. The methods by which Merriam secured his nomination has disgusted the rank and file of tbe party in this end of tbe country. A great many of them will vote the prohibition and Democratic tickets for governor. It is pretty safe to estimate that the Republican candidate for governor will run behind the national ticket at least fifty votes In Wadena, while the county as a whole will probably poll 100 less. NATIONAL PRESS. . A Suit Thrower. Philadelphia Times. Although not as stout a man as the occu pant or the White House, Candidate Harri son's efforts to throw salt on the tail of the bird of victory are not less entertaining. Tie Them Together. _ Cincinnati Enquirer. The London Standard warns us "that be hind Canada lie British ironclads," and thereupon Mr. Rlddlebcrger warns Great Britain that "beiiind American rifles are American men. Now, how would it do to let the Standard and Riddleberger fight it out? A long suffering community of both continents would pray that the result might te similar to that of the duel betwejn the Kilkenny cats. Neither recovered. Female '.trades Unions. New York Press. : _ l - The trade union is a necessity with laboring men, who have long ago learned that In tho battle of life union of labor is nearly as pow erful as accumulated wealth. If necessary for men, the trade union is in a far greater degree essential to the happiness of women. The idea is a good one. Once grafted upon American institutions, it will be a potent force lor the elevation of female wage worker*. " . • A Sign of Civilization. New York Star. Sitting Bull calls a man he does not like "a villiaii." This is a sign of civilization, Sit ting Bull's father would have split his ene my's head with a tomahawk. An Important 1.1.mk to Fill. Chicago News. The Dutch have taken Holland once more. Republican organs are cheering because Ver mont has gon^ieptiblicati, and Democratic organs arc cheering because Arkansas has gone Democratic. It is certain that New York will go by at lest 10,000 plurality. The blank can be tilled in after November 0. Costly Wisdom This. Jackson vile Timet Union. It is safe to predict that tbi_?.s the last vis itaticn from yellow fever that Florida will have for many years. The lesson of caution is a severe one, but it is being well learned, and those who heeded not the warning of last summer and this spring will not again repeat the foolish experiment of inaction. Cleveland's Grit. New York Telegram. If there is any particular thing we admire in this country it is grit, and Cleveland is surcharged with it from head to foot. Not one syllable of shambling evasion can bo found throughout his entire crusade against the tariff Dragon. The same lance is there, tile same courage, and he fights in the clear not from behind the breastworks of double entendre. A Square Hack Down. Baltimore Sun. Gen. Uovey, the Republican candidate for governor of Indiana has declined the propo sition to meet his Democratic competitor, Col. Matson, in joint discussion. His excuse is l_at joint debates would tend to -'solidify the parties, and thus prevent the expected Republican inroads on the Democratic ranks. In other words, Gen. Hovey confesses that the false cry of -free trade" against the Democrats cannot be worked successfully if confronted by Democratic orators with fair and unanswerable arguments in favor of tariff reform and a reduction of taxation. 1 "Where the Shoe Pinches. Boston Globe. Here, perhaps, is where the shoe pinches. Shrewd Mr. Blame would deprive the pres ent administration, if possible, of the credit of settling the dispute with our Northern neighbors honorably and satisfactorily and without serious trouble. But the magnetic politician's cunning will not avail. The mat ter has been already settled by the presi dent's message itself. The Canadian govern ment will not venture on further harassing of American fishermen in very apprhension of such a retaliatory measure as that pro posed being adopted. There is too much to risk in the premises, Republican Tactics. Omaha Herald. There are parts of Indiana in which col ored Democrats are not safe. At Blooming ton one of these people was assaulted by a mob in broad daylight, and narrowly escaped. At Princeton, Charles Sheldon was warned out of town on penalty of being hanged. These, it must be borne in mind, are Repub lican tactics such as the hightaxers are de pending upon to elect the ticket. Favor the Usurer. Pittsburg Post. United States bonds are held by the Van derbilts, the usurers and the foreign note shavers. The Republican idea, according to Mr. Harrison, is to give these fellows their money back with Interest in advance, that they may extend their usurious operations in taking care of the steady increase in farm mortgages. A Stubborn Fact. Philadelphia Record. It is a stubborn fact that both wool and wheat brought mere money to the farmer be fore 1887 than they have since that time. The granger who puts his trust in the evi dence of his own experience willj perceive that protection does not put up the prices of things he has to sell. It Is only on the ' art! cles the farmer has to buy— his clothing, lum ber, tools, medicines, sugar, salt, paints, earthenware, glass, and other merchandise — that protection advances prices. This is a one-sided game, and the farmers of the coun try are beginning to Bee through it. But it has taken twenty years to open their eyes. The National Dignity. Winnipeg Call. • _: . It must be gratifying to every loyal Cana dian to witness the calm and dignified style of expression that voices the real sentiment of the Canadian people ou the retaliation question that the Amerifans have seen fit to incorporate in their presidential struggle at the present time. i War. Kansas City Times. By the way, in the event of such complica tions with Canada as would draw England into the struggle, cither physically or diplo matically, it would never do in the world to trust the Republican party with either. It could not bring a foreign war to a success ful conclusion. Its old habits would be set up again, and its old looting processes be more firmly established than ever. Such a conflict, if it ev;r came about, could be no where else except on the sea. There me picking and stealing would be so scant as to furnish no incentive for Republican enter prise and strategy.' Unless the grand old party has its bands constantly greased with plunder by the shipload, it would never touch a sword-hilt or grasp a musket. _____» '■■'. 7 ... THE MAINE ELECTION. Blame's Figures Badly Punctured by the Actual Returns. Chicago Times: At last we have the truth about the Maine election: Republican plurality in 1884 19,709 Republican plurality in 1888 18,495 . This loss is profoundly significant, as an analysis of the figures will show. It means, if it means anything, that Cleveland will hold every state he had ii: 1884, and that upon the same ratio of Democratic gain he will have the elec toral vote of Michigan, . with possibili ties both in Minnesota and in Illinois. . We now have the complete vote, not the jubilant estimate of Biaiiie as tele- I graphed to Harrison on the night of the election. . Let us contrast it with the vote cast in 1884: ._.. ._:■_."•"..•- ;-■ Rep. total. Dem. Scatt'g Total. 18S8 79,00.. 61,103-3,950 144,661 1884 77.779 58,070 4,587 140,430 Gain 1,824 3,038 4,225 Loss 637 The Republican gain on its own vote is 2 plus per cent. The Democratic gain in its own vote is 5 plus per cent. In the figures presented above "scatter ing," for .convenience, includes Labor, Prohibition and Greenback votes. All these taken together suffer a loss as compared with the vote four years ago, but notwithstanding the Blame dis patch to Harrison reporting a falling off of Prohibition votes note theso figures: Prohibition vote 1884 1,157 Prohibition vote 18*8 2,971 Here then is a Prohibition gain of 150 Eer cent in a state already having pro ibitiou laws, and presenting no held for special endeavor on the part of the Prohibitionists. If the loss in the vote classed as scat tering may be taken as entirely a Dem ocratic gain that would still be 2,401, or nearly 000 more than the Republican gain, but the assumption is reasonable that the loss of other organizations was equally the gain of the leading parties. Putnam, the Democratic candidate in Maine, led a forlorn hope under circum stances of peculiar disadvantage. He was between the devil of the fisheries and the deep sea of a tariff bill propos ing free lumber. Maine is the seat of the American fisheries and the center, of a great lumber trade. The presi dent's retaliatory message pointed to Maine's chief port as a possible great sufferer by a policy of drastic reprisal. Putnam himself had been one of the commissioners who made the treaty re jected by the senate. His campaign was conducted in an admitedly Repub lican state, where the great national leader. Elaine, held command in per son. Yet the Republicans suffer a loss of 1,200 on their plurality, and while they gain a fraction more than 2 per cent on their own vote, the Democrats gain a fraction more than 5. Take this result as a basis of calculat ing the outcome in November and what will be shown? In 1884 New York cast 563,0.4 votes for Cleveland and 562,001 votes for Blame. If Harrison train 2 per cent on Blame's vote and "Cleve land gain 5 per cent on the vote previ ously cast for himself, the result will be: Cleveland . 091,200 Harrison 573.241 Cleveland over Harrison 17,939 It is needless to make the application to Connecticut, New Jersey and Indi ana. But it will be Interesting to make the application as to Michigan, even without reference to the enormous gain shown by the Prohibition party in Maine, a gain of 150 per cent. For Maine 192,009 Add 2 per cent 3,8..:*— 190,522 For Cleveland 189,301 Add _ per cent 9,468—199,829 Cleveland over Harrison. 3.307 The application of the Maine ratio would not of itself give Minnesota to Cleveland, but it is well known that of all the Western Republican states, that is, all the Western states except Indi ana, the sentiment of tatiff reform is strongest in Minnesota. How about Illinois'.' For Blame 337 411 Add 2 per cent 6,748—344,159 lor Cleveland 312,584 Ada 5 percent 15,029—328,213 Harrison over Cleveland. 15,940 The claim hastily and disingenuously made by Blame and the application sought to be enforced of the estimated figures invite this comparison made upon figures as they actually are. Their philosophy teaches that, taken in con nection with Vermont, where there was also a Democratic train larger than the Republican gain on the totals of the re spective votes, there is a steady Demo cratic gain in the Northern states, whereby New York, New Jersey, Con necticut and Indiana are Democratic by increased majorities, and Michigan will keep them company. We have here an indication that ex cessive taxation is not as popular as its proponents fancied. The criterion is one set up by themselves. -__*__. MATTERS IN MEXICO. President Diaz's Birthday Cele brated With a liijj Flourish. City op Mexico, Sept. Edgar T, Wells. S. Dunham, C. 11. Arnold, Wil liam Hammers.; and Capt. Buchannan Scott, of the Mexican International company, better known as the "Louis Holier concession," have arrived here, They claim that work will be pushed on the railroad, as money is not lacking. All military organizations and civil societies are sending represen tatives to congratulate President Diaz on his birthday. Tonight a grand ball in his honor was given at the Natt thea ter. All the elite of the city and coun try around about were invited. Trains on all the roads entering the city are behind time owing to the rains. At Metlac fourteen dead bodies were recovered by men repairing the railroad. -_» Cold Water Candidates. Special to the Globe. Redwood Falls, Minn., Sept. 10.— Redwood county Prohibitionists held a convention here to-day and nominated a legislative and full county ticket. 11. F. Clif__.ll was chairman of the conven tion and J. P. Jones secretary. The reso lutions adopted lauded the third party and denounced trusts. The ticket is as follows: Representative, Ninth district, Donald Stewart; county auditor, H. P. Clipfell; treasurer, W. A. Masters; reg ister of deeds, J. P. Jones; clerk, A. D. McLean; sheriff, 11. Winter; county attorney, 1.. M. Quarton; judge of pro bate, F. F. Gofl; surveyor, David Wat sou; coroner, W. J. * Johnson; court commissioner, Isaac Root. An attempt to indorse the Republican candidate for superintendent of schools failed, so this place on the ticket was left blank. To Pacify the Doctor. Special to the Globe. BuAi.NKiti), Sept. IC— The Forty-sixth district Republicans can hardly avoid a bit: row in the approaching Verndale convention, unless Duluth backs down from its claim of eleven delegates. It was- given only seven by the commit tee's call. It is said an effort is to be made to conciliate Dr. Bigger, the Cass county (West Brainerd) candidate, who was so badly snubbed recently, and that when the convention meets the doctor can, probably, have the nomination, if he wants it, or, at least, dictate who the nominee shall be. It is pretty certain that, unless Biggbr is pretty well handled, he will run independent. ■•»■ LINES TO A. YOUNG MOTHER. Mother with the golden hair And softly radiant eyes, Say, is the victory won at last, And hast thou pained the prize? Was the struggle worth the triumph? And is it cloudless joy To watch the radiant babyhood That gilds the first-born boy? When motherhood was but a dream In gorgeous Eastern bowers. - Bid Eve dream on, as mothers dream In this sad world of ours? Across the wondrous hour of birth There swept no fear of death The mother who ki.few naught but life Watched calm bar infant's breath. And just as calm, O mother l Should thy yearning vigil be. Her trust was born from ignorance. And thine must knowledge be - A knowledge that she could not know, A faith she could not gain. To gild the cloud of coming years, Like sunshine after rain. And when about thy whitest throat His rounded arms are thrown, Then ciasp him close, for then, at least, He is thy very own. In af tet years the time will come When bearded lip grows stern, And from the mother's soft caress The man may careless turn. And oh ! thou lovely mother! - . .' With the dark ana anxious eyes. I pray that in their soft, clear depths .-_:.-; No shadow may arise ; And that In the coming manhood Of the boy so fair to see, No shade of sorrow or of sin May rest on him or thee. —Mary J. Etheridge in Boston Tarusc-rlpt. DON'S LONG HEAD, How Dickinson Rode in Poli tical Favor ' With Presi ; dent Cleveland. Four Checks That Went to Albany to Aid a Good Cause, And Came Back to Michigan With Grover's Sincere ._-__£ Thanks. Mayberry's Bold Defiance of Don and the Fate It Met With. The relations of Don M. Dickinson, postmaster general, and President Cleveland are far more cordial than those entertained between Mr. Vilas and Grover. Vilas may not have been personally objectionable to the presi dent, but politically he certainly was. The Northwestern states are in the "backwoods," but it was known to Democratic politicians in Wisconsin and Minnesota two years ago that tlie presi dent frowned upon the political schemes of Vilas and the manner in which he thrust his ambitions forward. lt was a Minnesota Democrat return ing from Washington in 1888 who pro nounced Mr. Vilas to be "an egregious political ass." As this Miimesotian had just left the president, the word went forth that he held the same opinion, and that is firmly believed here to this day. Dickinson, on the contrary, won the president's heart long before the latter was inaugurated, and in a way to make him forever a standby of the adminis tration. The story of how he did it is charac teristic of the man, not alone as a pol itician but a man, and bears out the as sertion often made that he is one of the most sagacious politicians iv the coun try. THE STORY. Just after the presidential election of 18S4, and when the country was still in doubt as to how New York hail gone. Dickinson, then at Detroit, conceived the idea that the president might need money. Humors were afloat that the Repub licans intended to contest New York, carry the election to the courts anil by a repetition of the acts of INTO, prevent the Democrats from winning. Hearing these and knowing that Cleveland would need money If the con test was commenced. Dickinson devel oped an original plan to aid him. He telegraphed Peter White, of Mar qette. as follows: "Will you go in a deal with me for $15,000? Wire at once." He sent no other information than this to White, but the latter wired back that he was in for $15,000, ami by the next mail forwarded his check for that amount, Dickinson next called on G. V. H. Lothrop and William 11. Moran. of De troit, anil asked them if they would go in a deal with him at $15,000 each. They promptly handed them their cheeks for that amount, but without gaining any knowledge as to what he intended to do. Having secured $45,000 in this manner he added to the amount a check for $15,000 from himself, and packing his crip he took the next train for New York. lie went direct to Albany, where the president was, and, calling at the ex ecutive department, sent in a plain card which read: "Don M. Dickinson, Detroit, Mich." Mr. Cleveland was in and received him at once. The two had never met, but the president held out his hand, with the remark: '•Though I know jou by reputation, Mr. Dickinson, this is the first time I have had " "No matter, Mr. Cleveland," broke in Don, "I do not wish to take your time, for I only came on business. I am from a I.epublican state, but which possesses some of the best Democrats in the country. We believe that you were fairly elected, and I am to prove it. We understand the Republicans intend to contest your election. You will prob ably need money to present your case and, in evidence of our Democracy, I am authorized to hand you these checks. Good day, sir." . -. SUltl .USED GKOVEIt. He laid the four checks in the hands of Mr. Cleveland and, without giving him a chance to reply, left "the room, and within an hour was on his way back to Detroit. What Mr. Cleveland thought when he read the names attached to those four checks is not to be told. How well he was gratified subsequent events have proven. Home again, Dickinson informed White, Lothrop and Moran as to what he had done with their checks and they were all highly pleased and commended his wisdom. in the course of a week Dickinson re ceived a letter from Albany signed "Grover Cleveland." In it Mr. Cleve land expressed his gratification for the unsolicited offer but assured the quar tette that he did not think the checks would be needed. He returned them with the provision that if the contest was made he should certainly avail himself of the generous tender. This one act gave Dickinson a stand ing with Cleveland that he has never lost. He was given to understand when the iirst cabinet was formed that he could have a seat in it, but declined. The president then informed him that ho should be consulted as to all the federal appointments to be made in Michigan and that his "O. K." on peti tion papers would be considered all powerful. It was not like Dickinson to refuse this, any more than the famons "Me and Mike" patronage firm of Minnesota would have declined the power tendered them by Grover and a tractable state central committee. ; ; • HIS POWER REOOONIZED. The politicians of Michigan soon rec ognized that Dickinson represented the administration in that state, and that if they desired to feed on the "loaves and fishes" they must consult him. To some this was not particularly ob jectionable, because they conceded Dick inson's fitness for the position. To others it was galling, and to one so thoroughly distasteful that he then and there declared for war. This was William C. Mayberry, of Detroit, the congressman from the First district of Michigan. Mayberry is an Irishman, short of stature, but blessed, or cursed, (as you choose to have it) with a fiery and pugnacious tempera ment. lie submit to Dickinson! Never! Irish blood and pride should never seek an office through him. "When I want an office," said Mr. Mayberry. "1 will get it on my own hook, and not by the grace of Don Dickinson." Furthermore, declared Mr. Mayberry, Dickinson must go. Proud Michigan could not. must not, harbor a "boss." Mr. Dickinson heard of the mouth ings of Mr. Mayberry, but held his peace for some time. When he thought that the latter had reached a proper time to be cut short he held an inter view with him. He informed the political pugilist that the First district of Michigan was about to nominate a congressman. "The present congressman from that district is yourself, Mr. Mayberry," said Mr. Dickinson, "but I can tell you that you will not be your own succes sor." Mr. Mayberry laughed. Dickinson continued. "Toil can cither stop your fight on me or lose that nomination. I give you fair warning now. if you do not slop it, 1 will defeat you. and do it so fairly that you will not forget it. Mr. Mayberry chuckled. He was not to be scared. *.' The congressional convention was held, Mr. Mayberry was overwhelming ly defeated and J. Logan Chip m judge of the superior court and the can didate presented by Don Dickinson, nominated. What more can be added to this state of politics? Mayberry made peace with Dickin son, and was tendered a ' Utah judge ship," which he declined. He is now in Detroit, but can have an office when he wants it. Lothrop was sent to St. Petersburg, and Dickinson- Well, he is postmaster general of the United States, and has pledged Michi gan to Cleveland this year. lt was he who secured the late fusion of the Democratic and Greenback tick ets in that state. And it is he, they say, that stands closer to Cleveland to-day than any other member in the cabinet. A great gain for four checks— §00,000— ami which were never cashed. -^ DOW IN OLD VIRGINIA. An Affair of Honor Between Two -Voii-d-Be Ministers. Globe-Democrat. • A novel feature in the way of affairs of honor leaked out here this morning, it being nothing less than one young Baptist minister challenging another to fight a duel about a young lady." Mr. Tuscama is a Mexican and J. Y. Wickers, an American, and both are studying for the Baptist minis try at Richmond college, Mr. Wickers preaching twice a week. Mr. Wickers went before the police court this morn ing and begged protection from tha vengeance of Rev. Mr. Tuscama. Mr. Wickers said that he and Mr. Tus cama were suitors for the hand of the same young lady and the lady was af fianced to Wickers. lie said" that he made an engagement with the young lady to see her to church, and it turned out that Mr. Tuscama had an en gagement with her for the same even in?. After returning from church they took seats on the porch. Mr. Tuscama, who arrived soon afterwards, was in a terrible passion. The first thing lie said was: "Young man, if you don't meet mo to-morrow you are a coward." In other words, the Mexican, who was very angry, challenged him to mortal combat. lie (Wickers) told him that he could be seen then. Tuscama replied: "I will die to-night or be hanged to morrow." Wickers retorted by saying: "You can't expect to monopolize the young lady's attention." Tuscama re plied: "1 am engaged to her." Wickers testified that about this time the threats made by his Mexican rival were terrific; that he became frightened and escaped through the back door ol the house, and fearing that Tuscama would take his life he had him arrested. Mr. Tuscama in his defense said that he was engaed to the young lady, ami when 'she broke the engagement with him for Mr. Wickers it did make him very angry. Justice Crutchfieid, "So he cut you out, did he?" Mr. Tuscama, "Yes, sir." Justice Crutchfieid. "Well, I must say that when a young man is engaged to a young lady and another fellow comes along and cuts him out it is calcu lated to make him feel badly. 1 don't see much in the case.' Suppose yon shake hands and settle your differences h-re." Mr. Wickers— "He is a Mexican, and 1 am afraid of him." Justice Crutchfieid "Do you intend to do Mr. Wickers any bodily harm." Mr. Tuscama— "No, sir. Ido not. J have given the young lady up." The case was dismissed. *_» SAW HIS UNCLE'S GHOST. Why a Nebraska Farmer Will Enter the Ministry. Globe-Democrat. Abraham McAdams.one of the wealth iest farmers in this county, is making arrangements to enter the -ministry. This determination on the part of Mr. ______ dams was a great surprise to his friends. There is a story in con nection with it. Last Thursday morning he started to Blakeman in com pany wioh a neighbor named Ira Boyce. When near a. place called Ilarrer's Draw, about four miles east of Atwood, they saw a cloud shaped like a balloon and occupied, apparently, by a woman, arise from the draw and float off towards the northwest. It went but a short distance, when it turned and came toward them. When about 200 yards distant and 100 feet in the air the balloon suddenly dissolved and left the woman, with long, floating hair which completely covered her shoulders and reached to her waist, standing alone. She had one hand outstretched toward McAdams as if beckoning him. The erhostlike scene suddenly changed again and in place of the woman stood a horse, with a large pair of saddlebags across its back, and by its side a man with hair worn rather long. He was dressed in clerical garb and McAdams at once recognized him as the exact counterpart of his uncle, a Virginia cir cuit rider. This apparition also turned foi _ moment towards the men. Then re garding McAdams gravely for a moment, beckoned once, and mounting the horse galloped slowly off clown the draw. W hen Mr. McAdams called for his mail at Blakeman he was handed a let ter, with a deep black border, post marked at Three Rivers, Va. A por tion of it read: "Your Uncle John was called home suddenly yesterday. He was taken ill in prayer meeting the niirht previous, and only Jived a short tlm -. He was conscious to the last. He asked that his library be given to you, and his dying request was that you should become a minister of the gospel and take up the work where he left off." _«_>. Will Be Back Presently. Epoch. Mrs. Hendricks was making an after noon call on Mrs. Hobson, when Mr. Hobson opened the front gate and strode down the street. "What a very fine-looking man your husband is, Mrs. Hobson," said Mrs. Hendricks; "so erect and soldierly in his bearing." "Yes," returned Mrs. Hobson, not without pride, "Hobson carries himself! well. lie was educated in a military school, you know." "Is he going away?" "Only to the grocer's for a codfish." ___i — A Boomerang. Harper's Bngar. He (a new arrival at country hotel to unknown lady)— have you been long a captive in this— menagerie? She— You can hardly call me a cap tive; perhaps keeper would be better, for I am the wife of the showman ana have to help feed the animals. em A Sure Cure. Harper's Bazar. Citizen— are you doing with that man? Policeman— l've just arrested bin.. Citizen— But he's as deaf as a post. Policeman— He'll get his bearing be fore the magistrate. _a — Home Life. Harper*! Bazar. Wife— What is the matter, John. You are the most impatient man I ever saw. Husband (struggling to button* his shirt;— l can't find this dinged button hole. Wife (placidly)— Have you looked under the bureau for it? A "PRIVATE" AFFAIR. The coal trust that's "putting up prices" Is "largely a' private affair!" But the public, who buy when the prices are high. Are giving the matter some ire. Vet the fact tlii'.t the trust, are absorbing the people's light, water and air Must still be nil right, since the White-Plumed Knight Says it's "largely a private affair!" The poor man who buys by the scuttle ml the rich man who buys by the ton Will have to keep warm when the winter winds storm And the wort of the coal trust Is done ! v? :' But will they agree with the doctrine, When the snow flaues are thick in the air. That the trusts that has "put up" the price* Is "largely a private affair?" -New York World.