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THE GLOBE. St. Paul. Minn.
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.
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 __
The following observations were made at
C:4B p. m., local time:
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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
The labor press is still agitating for
the eight-hour rule.
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
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
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

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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
Chairman Eighth Congressional District
Committee for the United Labor Party.
Eau Claire, Sept. 15.
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.
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
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
Merriam's Nomination Re
- ceived by the • Editors
With Faint Praise.
His Money Evidently Does Not
Control All of the News
His Party Organs Cry"Shame"
At the Manner of His .
Popularity a Quality to Be
Lacking in His Can
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.
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.
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.
. 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
" . •
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
How Dickinson Rode in Poli
tical Favor ' With Presi
; dent Cleveland.
Four Checks That Went to
Albany to Aid a Good
And Came Back to Michigan
With Grover's Sincere
._-__£ Thanks.
Mayberry's Bold Defiance of
Don and the Fate It Met
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
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
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
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
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
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." . -.
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
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
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. ; ; •
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
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
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
Mr. Mayberry laughed. Dickinson
"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,
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.
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
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.
Why a Nebraska Farmer Will
Enter the Ministry.
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
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.
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.
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
Wife (placidly)— Have you looked
under the bureau for it?
The coal trust that's "putting up prices"
Is "largely a' private affair!"
But the public, who buy when the prices are
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
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.

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