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On High Taxes and the Pub
lic Record of Wily
The Norwegians Awake to
the Issue of Tax
Taxes Go Up and Land
Values Are on the
The Record of Potter and
O'Brien on the
Special to lhe Globe.
Winona, Oct. 14.— Jn_£2 Wilson
spent a few hours here Friday en route
from Eyota. where he spoke Friday
evening, completing the second week Of
his tour. In the speeches that he has
made since the inauguration of his cam
paign he has addressed over 8,000 peo
ple, and at each place but Houston the
halls in which his hearers gathered
could not contain them ail. The Demo
cratic congressional headquarters here
present a very lively appearance, and
Chairman Randal] has his hands full to
Mr. Dunnell arrived here Friday to
attend the Republican convention. He
Is making a desperate fight to materially
decrease the 1.700 Democratic majority
of Winona county ami the 800 of Waba
sha. Mr. DunnelTs claims on the out
come of the campaign are as follows:
Dimnell. Wilson
Counties. Maj. Maj.
Winona ...- 1.000
Wahasna 000
Fillmore 400
JPreeborn 5"0
Houston 'JOO
(Steele ;5iK) ■
Dodge 500
Olmsted 200
Slower 200
Total 2,300 1,600
Bunnell's maj TOO
The Democratic claims will be made
known the day before election, and not
until then. Men passed through the
Polish district here yesterday having
large ims of money* and claiming that
they were wording for I'unneil and
"Herriam. Emissaries similarly equipped
are to be found in Houston and Mower
counties, indicating that the voters are
being sounded, 11. C. Shepard.statecen
tral committeeman lor Winona, and an
active, wide-awake Democrat, is hois
dv combat, but none the less confident
as to a prosperous result for the ticket.
Shepard belongs to the hustling school
of Democrats, and his selection for the
committeeship of this section is consid
ered to oe a valuable one.
Monday night Judge Wilson will be
atMazeppa: Tuesday*", Lake City; and
Wednesday, Wabasha. H. I. C.
lll.^l AS WORK.
Moral and Political Reform
Among the Norwegians.
Special to the '.lobe.
Spuing Grove, Oct. 14.— 1n the moral
history of Houston county the life and
deeds of Rev. S. Requa, Lutheran pastor
of Spring Grove, will stand out forever
as a shining light. This man— a Nor
wegian of the intellectual type por
trayed so finely in the "Children of the
"Lord's Supper s'—coming5 '— coming as a pastor to
the numerous Norwegian settlements
along the narrow gauge line of the Mil
waukee road, running from Caledonia
junction to Preston, fifteen years ago
found a community embroiled in the
dissensions and torture of intemper
ance, litigation and public disorder. To
lace the moral chaos prevailing re
quired courage; to condemn and attack
it demanded something more— faith.
Both of these Rev. Requa possessed.
•-Love. Truth and Mercy sat upon his brow.
And in his ii..:. : was the Word of God."
Mild of manners, deep in thought, a
"persistent foe „of immorality of any
stamp, he threw himself Into the work
nnd fought for the redemption of his
countrymen. There were months and
months of trial and defeat, but by slow
degrees and under the changing order
of the new rule. Spring Grove and that
which is tributary to it rose from the
depths to the higher plane. To-day it
is a sober, temperate Norwegian com
munity, free from all saloon domina
tion, and in many respects more pro
gressive than the" average family com
munity in this state. The delusion of
wheat-raising has been abandoned; the
rich land is sown to corn and oats, and
pork raising has passed into the
realm of material profits. If the land
and personal taxes were reduced to the
mere necessities of administering gov
ernment, 1 do not know a section in
Minnesota that could be more blessed
than this. The bar sinister that rests
upon these farms, these toling people
and all that they eat and wear, is exces
sive taxation exacted by the state and
national government. They are begin
ning to appreciate this. Much has been
written of the American eagerness to
learn as if it were a peculiar national
trait. I discredit the assertion this
much by asserting that among the most
earnest and impetuous knowledge-seek
ers of America are the Norwegians.
First to reach the educational level of
an American and then to so beyond it
if he can, is the natural instinct of
every bright Norwegian. He will leave
no stone unturned in his search for the
truth and spare no pains to rid his mind
of error.
In knowing this disposition of his
country men and getting to the root of a
moral sense that is never lacking in this
race, Rev. Requa found the success of
his mission. The teachers of the low
tax cause now abroad in the land, have
taken the same avenue to their sense of
justice, and to all apparent purposes,
will attain the same success. The pro
cess is slow, but the turnings of minds
that twenty-five years ago adopted Re
publicanism, because it meant anti
slavery, is bringing the Norwegian vot
ers and thinkers to the Democracy on
the principle that it represents lower
taxes, tariff reform and governmental
When" Judge Wilson arrived at Spring
Grove be was met by a delegation of
prominent Norwegians, chief among
them Rev. Requa and Teman Gilbert
son. P.J. Smaller and Cant. Harries
accompanied him from Caledonia. At
7:;"o the Spring Grove Cornet band,
heading a torch-light procession, the
beareis of which carried Roman
candle-, discharging their balls of
lire, marched through the main street,
serenaded the judge and then escorted
him to the meeting hall. The place was
packed with Norwegian merchants and :
fanners, and they made up just about
as sturdy an audience as has vet greeted
the congressman. He spoke for three
hours on low taxes. H. I. C.
A Farmer's View oi" the Political
Spring Gkove, Oct. 14:— Farmer An
drew Swenson rode with mc- for an hour
to-day, and while the train was hunting
its way along the tortuous coarse of the
narrow-gauge, freed his mind on the
political situation:
••I was a nemocrat when I came to
this country in IS57* I become a Repub
lican in ISiK): and when 1 had read the
president s mc ; ::-:- ami !":::.: - Nel
sou's speech la- summer I became a
Democrat again. This, too, after hav
ing voted id' Dunnell four times; for
four Republican candidates for presi
dent, ami for Republican state tickets
for twenty years. Why did Ido this?
Because, for the last twenty years
every acre of land that 1 own has had
the fax upon it raised, while the valua
tion has decreased. That is, for my
twenty years of labor I have nothing to
show but Hint I nay more taxes than 1
did In 1^.6.
It is not with nns that I care much
whether Mr. DdiincU is black or Mr.
Wilson white; Cleveland good or Har
rlson bad. I guess most of these poli
ticians are alike. But Wilson and Cleve
land represent an effort to secure lower
taxes. Both are pledged to it and both
have done all that they could to get
them. Mr. Bunnell says that if the
tariff is lowered the Eastern manufac
tories will suffer. 1 don't see what con
cern that is of mine. If those fellows in
the East can't take care of themselves
without taxing me 1 don't care whether
they die or not. 1 never heard of an
Eastern manufacturer being taxed to
buy my wife silks and diamonds or to
pay the mortgage off of my
farm. Why, then, should 1 be
taxed for him. I tell you
that the Norwegians are studying the
question very intelligently, and from
this point of view, lt is with them a
tax question. Here is a list that I show
my farmer friends, and which is stir
ring them up very much. It looks ugly
wheu you show it to a farmer who is
struggling under a mortgage. This list
says that the high tariff taxes—
Your flannel shirt 9j
Tout pants 57
Y»urh_t 65
Your coal 57
Your vest 40
Your sewiusm-chiue 45
Your bedding 42
And even the little white slabs in the j
graveyard at Spring Grove are taxed 50 '
per cent. Oh, that sets tiiem to think- |
'iT.z, *"2 they £?* "fjarj anxious to know
all about it for there fori a farmer
here getting rich very fast, and if he
can get rid of any taxes he is going to.
Kiittte Nelson sent me 100 of
his speeches, and 1 haven't one
left. I could give away '200
more if I had them. It will
take time to get my countrymen to see
things in the new light, but when they
once understand that lower taxes means
more money in their pockets, they will j
corns over" fast enough." When Mr. i
Swenson finished, 1 said to him that the
records would show that Houston
couuty farms carried mortgages to the
value of $1,290,000. He shook hi? head
rather sadly, as he replied:
••And yet Dunnell said that we were
the most prosperous people of all, and
that high taxes had made us so. The
more tax there is the more mortgages
will there be. n. i. c.
Potter and O'Brien in the Great
Straddle Act.
Special to the Globe.
Caledonia, Oct. 14.— Last May. at
the Houston county Republican con
vention to elect delegates to the state
convention that was to send delegates
to Chicago, George F. Potter, of La
Crescent, and Thomas O'Brien, of Cale
donia, introduced, and had passed, the
following resolutions:
"We FATO-t A reduction of the j
present inequitable tariff to a j
BASIS that will create competi- ■
tion between THE manufacturers j
of Tills AND foreign countries j
without giving TO either any IX
due advantage over tiie other,
or paralyzing our domestic indus- j
"that tariff refom as advocated
in congress BT THAT fearless
champion of THE people's rights,
Hon. Knute Nelson, against il-
REBELLION meets our hearty ap
Mr. Potter and Mr. O'Brien are now j
traveling about the district advocating
the cause of Merriam and Dunnell and i
championing a high protective tariff, at
the same time joining with the general
Republican denunciation of Knute Nel- |
son. Tliey make no attempt to explain |
by what means they were suddenly led
to abandon the cause of low taxes and
to change front almost before the ink
was dry on the May low tax platform.
H. I. C.
Set Afloat by the Pioneer Press
Against Mr. Wilson.
Preston, Minn.. Oct. 14.— Pio
neer Press lie (set afloat last week) that
Congressman Wilson was traveling
through the district on a railroad pass
will have one good effect in making
-.till more solidly for him the railroad
employees" vote of the district. There
is not a conductor or brakeman in the
district that does not know him and
who can readily tell the truth as to the
"pass" story. The congressman has
been back iii Minnesota something over
a week, and in that time traveled about
'M 0 miles. Be pays his fare like any
other citizen not connected with
the Republican state administration.
He does not carry a pass, and has had
no free passage, as the conductors on
the "Kansas City" or the Milwaukee or
the Northwestern lines can testify to.
In this connection it might be well for j
the Pioneer Press to devote an editorial
to this text from Judge Wilson's
••Since Mark H. Dunnell has been
mustered out of congress he has spent
pacific railroad. 1 have the proofs
of this assertion, and any friend of Mr.
Dunuell'B can see them if he desires
"There is nothing more despicable
than a man who hires himself out to
pervert legislation and thwart the will
of the people." h. I. c.
Will Have a Walkover.
Princeton, Minn., Oct. 14.— At the
Republican county convention held
here the following candidates were
placed in nomination: Auditor, I. C-
Patterson; treasurer. R. M. Neely; reg
ister of deeds, M. A. Rem; clerk of
court, A. '/.. Norton; sheriff. A. F. How
ard; county attorney, .1. L. Brady;
judge of probate. R. W. Freer: superin
tendent of schools,o. B. Barker; county
surveyor, Joseph Brumbaugh; coroner,
Dr. < >". C. Tarbox. This is the strongest
ticket that has ever been placed in
nomination in Mille Lacs county, and
as the Republican party is the dominant
one in the county, the nominees will
undoubtedly be elected. The Demo
crats will hold no convention this year.
Merriam Is Losing "Ground.
Prior Lake, Minn.. Oct. 14.— There
was a grand Democratic rally last
night. M. Gallagher addressed a large
and enthusiastic audience, composed
mostly of farmers, who came in in large
numbers from the surrounding country
and listened attentively to his convinc
ing argument in favor of a revision of
the tariff. He then discussed state pol
itics and Hon. E. M. Wilson's name was
loudly applauded. The . audience was
composed of a great many Republicans,
who, after the meeting was over, said
that there would not be over three or
four votes in this town this fall for Mer
riam where McGill got 120 votes two
years ago.
Cheerful and Confident.
Mankato, Minn., Oct. 14.— Hon.
Eugene M. Wilson accompanied by
Hon. Chris A. Gallagher, of Minne
apolis, took dinner in thisjeity yesterday
en route for Faribault, where they ad
dress a meeting to-night. Mr. Wilson
seemed cheerful and confident and
spoke en ouragingly of the Democratic
prospect in this state. He will address
a Mankato audience about the _7'h.
Crawford County's Campaign.
Prairie Dt Chien, Wis.. Oct. 14.—
The opening of the Democratic cam
paign for Crawford county was inau
gurated last night with an eloquent
speech by Col. George W. Bird, of
Madison, who held the large audience
for over two hours. The campaign
promises to be a hot one. Speakers
have been engaged for all the towns
and villages in tin county. •„- -_\_
Solid For the Bandana Bearers.
Undei.wood, Mien., Oct. 14.— An
enthusiastic meeting of Democrats was
held last night. William Bergen, of St.
Paul, and Hon. L. loan, of Fergus
Falls, were the speakers. The town
will go solid for Cleveland, Wilson and
"Wabasha's Choice.
Plainview, Minn.. Oct. 14.— J. B.
Norton, of Elgin, was nominated for
representative in the western district of
Wabasha county by the Democrats.
A Double-Barreled and En
thusiastic Democratic Ju
bilee at Faribault.
Hon. Eugene M. Wilson and
Chris Gallagher Talk for
Tariff Reform. .
An Ex-Speaker of the lowa
Legislature Declares for
Badger State Politicians Make
a Unique Bet on the «
Special to the Globe.
Faribault, Minn., Oct 14.— Last
night was one of Minnesota's most beau
tiful Indian summer nights, and long
before 7 o'clock the streets were lined
with people awaiting the hour for the
opening of the Democratic meetings at
Hill's opera house and Union hall. At
7 o'clock the Cleveland club assembled
at their hall and escorted by the Fari
bault band marched to the Arlington
house, where an informal reception was
held by Messrs. E. M. Wilson and Chris
Gallagher. At 8 o'clock the club and
band escorted the speakers to
the opera house and hall. Mr.
Wilson spoke at the opera house !
and Mr. Gallagher at Union hall. !
lion. George W. Batchelder, of this
city, in a few chosen words introduced >
Mr. Wilson to the large audience assem
bled in the opera house. Mr. Wilson in j
his opening remarks paid a very hand
some tribute to this city as being the
Athens of the West. The speaker
dwelt at some length upon taxation.
He said that 5130,00,000 had been taken
by taxation from the people and locked
up in the United States treasury, and
as a consequence the business of the
country is stagnated and
are frequent and common. He dwelt at
some length upon the platforms of the
Democratic and" Republican parties and
showed the difference and demonstrated
that the Democratic party was the party
that would reduce the tariff. He read j
an extract from a speech by Hon. G. E.
Cole, and said he enunciated Demo
cratic principles at that time, but now
did not know where he stood. He gave (
him a mild rubbing for being on the
committee which reported the Republi
can platform. He said that the Whig
party enunciated the same ideas
on * the tariff that the Repub
lican party now does, and wen* down I
into the waters of oblivion as the Re
publican party was now going. He
gave a history of the tariff from war \
times to the present. Every national
platform had promised to reduce the
tariff, but had failed to do so. Ben Har
rison while in congress said that there
should be a reduction of the tariff, but
he now stood on a protection platform.
'•'or twenty years they have promised a
reduction of" the tariff, but it has been
been getting higher all the time. The
Republicans are working the wrong
way to reduce the tariff. He took up
the pauper labor question and demon
strated that the manufacturers of the
Bast are the ones who are
into the country, and that the tariff has
bo bearini on the wages of the working
class, lie spoke at some length on the
Mills bill, and showed the advantages
of the bill to the country. He handled
the trusts in a masterly manner, and
showed how they were sapping the
country and robbing the people. He
touched upon the merchant marine, and
showed how under the tariff our ships
have been driven from -the ocean and
deprived a large number of this branch
of labor. Mr. Gallagher opened
his speech by saying that this
campaign is a business cam
paign, and went on to show that
the lie publican party are opposed to
tariff reform, lie maintained tint the
Eastern manufacturers dictate the
policy of the Republican party which
had sold itself to them. He criticised
at length the Republican party and
platform and kept his audience in roars
of laughter at his comparisons. He ex
plained the Democratic party's position
on the tariff. He scored Patrick Ford,
of the Irish World, for his attempt to
deliver the Irish vote to the Repub
licans. He showed why the Irish of
the country should vote for Cleveland
rather than Harrison. He
for his cowardice while secretary of
state in not demanding the release of
Irish-American prisoners from English
prisons. He paid a glowing tribute to
President Cleveland and scored Harri
son and Morton for their public rec
ords in relation to the laboring people.
Mr. Donnelly came in for a share of the
speaker's sarcasm for his course in this
campaign. He compared the candi
dates for governor of the
state and their public records
and qualifications. The speaker
closed by an eloquent appeal for the
soldier candidate for governor— Eugene
M. Wilson. There were delegations
present from Warsau. Wheatland,
Shieldsville, Kenyon. Erin, Cannon
City, Morristowu. North field and a
special train was run from Waterville.
The music was furnished by the Fari
bault and mania bands and Cannon
City drum corps. After the meetings
were over a reception was given the
speakers at Union hall.
He's Ail Right.
Waterloo, 10., Oct. 14.— Some time
ago the conversion to Democracy of
Hon. Lore Allord, of this city, ex
speaker of the lowa house of represent
atives, was announced. At once the
local Republican organs denounced the
report as false, and stated that Mr.
Alford would not support Cleveland.
Their statements were effectually re
futed by the acceptance by Mr. Alford
of an invitation to address a Democratic
rally at Hudson last night, in company
with Hon. Horace ues. another nota
ble convert to tariff reform, and further
by the publication over his signature of
Slinging denunciation of the lumber
tariff and of the high tariff generally.
One of Two Badger State Poli
ticians Will Have to do Some
Eau Claire, Wis., Oct. 14.— A
unique wager on the result of the elec
tion was made here between Dr. H. C.
Giles, of Mondovi, and George E. Gil
key, of this city. If Cleveland wins,
tiilkev is to wheel a wheelbarrow filled
with oysters and cigars from Eau
Claire to Mondovi, a distance of twenty
five miles. If Harrison is elected,
Giles is to wheel the wheelbarrow from
Mondovi to this place.
Many Converts Made.
Bird Island, Minn., Oct. There
was a large turnout here last night to
listen to D. D. Williams, of St Paul.
Mr. Williams spoke for an hour and a
half, confining himself almost exclu
sively to to the tariff, a subject that
meets with eager attention. The
speaker presented the subject in a clear,
plain and forcible manner, which was
highly appreciated by his audience, and
he made converts for Cleveland and
tariff reform. :: '
Greely Gets There.
Paynesville, Minn., Oct. 14.— M. F.
Greely, of Maine Prairie, was nominated
at the Democratic representative con
vention held here yesterday for the
Third legislative district.
-> * Percy Smith at Adrian.
Adrian, Minn.. Oct. 14.— Hon. Percy
B. Smith, of Stillwater, addressed a
Democratic meeting at this place last
night. A line torchlight procession was
one of tlie features of the evening. No
speaker of this season who has spoken
in Adrian has seemed to have his argu
ment so completely at the end of his
tongue. Mr. Smith was . proud of his
democracy and pleased his party hear
ers. The canvass is very close in this
part of Nobles county, both parties
using their utmost endeavor to win. '-
Becker County Republicans.
Detroit, Minn., 14. — The Becker
county Republican convention was held
here yesterday, and the following nom
inations for county officers were made:
Auditor, W. J. Marrow; treasurer, ,T.
W. Chilton; sheriff, M. A. Norcross;
register of deeds, Hans Hanson; judge
of probate, J. H. Sutherland; county
attorney, Jeff H. Irish; superintendent
of schools, F. B. Chapin: county sur
veyor, k John J. Lee. C. H. Brush,
Republican candidate for the house
in the legislature, being called
upon during a recess of the con
vention, made a speech, hut
left holes enough in it for the Democ
racy to drive in and capture the whole
of the Republican forces. Hon. F. ,F.
Davis made a Republican address here
this afternoon, but advanced no new
ideas or said anything which had any
tendency to increase the vote of his
party from the ranks of the Democracy.
The "farmers will have the other side of
the picture painted for them by Demo
cratic Spc-dre*" here next Monday.
Castle Quoted Cold Fact"".
Dcndas, Minn., Oct. 14.— largest
political meeting ever held in Dundas
took place at Emper's hall last evening,
when Stillwater addressed upwards of
five hundred voters. Many ladies were
present and listened to the most elo
quent address ever delivered here. His
speech, which was listened to through
with great attention, was a most able
and lucid exposition 'of the issues in
volved ill the campaign. His defense
of President Cleveland's statesmanlike
position on the tariff question as well
as his record on the pensions vetoes,
showing that the veterans had received
more from this administration than any
previous one, was greeted with con
tinuous applause.
Fun at tbe East Forks.
Grand Forks, Dak., Oct. 14.—
Democrats of East Grand Forks are
alive to the interests of the party in
Polk county. Last night they held a
grand jollification. Charles d'Autre
mont, candidate for attorney general,
and D. B. Johnson, of Minneapolis, were
the principal speakers. Many Demo
crats from this side attended the meet
ing, swelling the crowd to nearly 1,000.
The western part of Polk county will
certainly give Wilson a large majority.
Whisky Flowed Like Water.
Grand Forks, Dak., Oct 13.— This
afternoon men, women and children
turned out in great numbers at Thomp
son and demolished the saloons tint
have been running there during tile
past few weeks. Thompson is a local
option town, and several persons re
cently opened saloons there, hoping to
scoop in the shekels the farmers are
receiving this season. The people of
the town became indignant at the open
violation of the law, and their anger
culminated to-day in a raid on the
liquor dives. Beer kegs were broken
open and their contents poured into the
street, bottles were broken and whisky
ran in streams. Lack of judicial facil
ities has made it very difficult to secure
convictions, and the people disliked to
sec such flagrant violations of the law.
Proceedings Board Fire Com
Regular "fleeting.
. St. Paul, Oct. 9, 188 S.
The Board of Fire Commissioners of
the city of St. Paul met at 7:30 o'clock
p. in.
Present: Commissioners Prender
gast, Martin and Mr. President—
Absent: Commissioners Parker and
Freeman— ■_. >
Minutes of previous meeting read and
approved. i
The Chief Engineer reported that on
Oct. 1 a lire occurred at the corner of
Locust and Fourth streets; owner and
occupants, Bloilgett & Osgood; the
mercurial system is in building; on
this occasion mercurial did not work.
We also had, on Sept. 14, a false alarm
from same premises. 'reported through
mercurial system. A communication
had been received from Manager George
11, Farrar, explaining cause of defects.
On motion the matter was referred to
Superintendent Jenkins, with instruc
tions to investigate and report.
Architect 11. E. Hand submitted plans
for addition to "So. 2 engine house for
use of water tower. On motion, plans
were adopted, and the Secretary was in
structed to advertise for proposals for
erection and completion of said addi
tion, bids to be received at this office
until Saturday, the 13th inst., at 2 p. m.
On motion, the Secretary was in
structed to advertise for proposals for
furnishing the department with hay
and oats for ensuing year, bids to be re
ceived until Monday, Oct. 22. 12 m.
The Veterinary Surgeon reported six
horses unfit for fire service, and recom
mended they be condemned. On mo
tion they were condemned, and the
Secretary instructed to forward a com
munication to the Common Council,
asking for the authority to sell them
and to purchase six horses to replace
those condemned.
The following bills in due form and
properly approved were presented:
K. P.Cullen, 88; Miles & Hale, $36.26;
Northwestern Fuel company. $3,117.55:
Treinev & Co., $114.23; A. Boedeg
heimer, $182.63; Charles Friend, $16.60;
Jilson & Sowden, $180.18; Prendergast
Bros., 1272.83; Pennsylvania Slate com
pany, $42.54; Donaldson & Ogden.
$13.87: Baker & Moffat. $26.30; Merriam
& Knead, $4.40: Brooks Bros.. $4; E. B.
Chandler, $575; The People's Ice com
pany, $124.25; William Steinmetz, $190;
St. Paul Hardware company, $12.49; J.
P. Oribben, $120.54; William Constans,
.*»',; Maendler Bros., $17.60; Nicols &
Dean. $48.80; Allen. Moon & Co.. $47.60;
Ramaley& Son, $14.25; George Mitsch,
$22: John Martin Lumber company,
N&88; Strong-Hackett company, $25.25;
Noyes Bros. & Cutler, $20.58; Ryan
Drug company. $25.56; Union Tank
Line, $101.76; Robert Seeger, $25.67;
Scribner-Libby company, $33.85; St.
Paul Brass works, $48.96; Robinson &
Cary. $4.13; C. C. Berkman, $88.91;
Ahrcns Manufacturing company, $56.40;
Aaron Mark, $25. Total, $5,116.47.
On motion allowed and referred to the
Comptroller by the following vote: r
Yeas— Commissioners Prendergast,
Martin and Mr. President— 3. _ v
Nays— None.
Reuben Warner, President.
Wm. O'Gorman, Secretary. :-°*- :
Special Meeting.
St. Paul, Oct. 13, 1888.
The Board of Fire Commissioners of
the city of St. Paul met it 2 p. m. r :
Present: Commissioners Prendergast,
Martin and Mr. President.
Object of meeting was to open bids
and award contract for construction and
completion of addition to No. 2 Engine
house, as per plans and specifications
prepared by H. E. Hand, architect, the
following bids were opened and read
from : ..'., ni*:
Bundle & King $1,374 00
J. L. Rood 1,287 00
Dowllng A Ruse 1,250 00
F. Laßerge '. 1.595 00
On motion the Board awarded the
contract to Dowlan & Ruse for the sum
of $1,250.
Commissioner Prendergast reported
the selection and purchase of lots 15 and
16. block 66, St. Anthony. Park, as per
instructions of Ordinance No. 1,028, and
recommended that a communication be
sent to Common Council asking that a
resolution be passed authorizing the
drawing of city order to pay for same.
On motion of Commissioner Martin,
the Superintendent of fire Alarms was
instructed to employ a competent man
at a salary not to exceed $«5 per month
to paint tire alarm telegraph poles.
Adjourned. • - --"
Reuben Warner. President -
Wm. o'Gor.max. Secretary. $"f"_ft|B
The Late Emperor Frederick
Was a Victim of Hal
practice. „-■■.
Operated Upon With Brute
Force by an Ignorant Ger
man Physician.
His Throat Literally Roasted
by the Application of a
Hot Iron.
Sir Morell Mackenzie Tells
How the Murderous Job
Was Done.
Special Cable to the Globe.
London, Oct. 13.— The abstract of
Sir Morell MacKenzie's book upon Em
peror Frederick's disease and death,
already f,;:'>!'shed, is amplified by the
full text of the volume, which is made
public here for the first time. In * few
days this book will Ibe the subject or
burning controversy in both hemi
spheres. Dr. MacKenzie's accusations
of incompetency against the German
physicians are far more sweeping than it
is supposed he would make them. In
fact he unequivocally says that their
repeated blunders gave Unser Fritz his
death-blow. The famous physician be
gins his preface with this quotation
from "Henry IV.*': "Mark, now, how
plain a tale shall put you dowu." He
says: "It has been a painful task to me
to write the following pages, not be
cause there is anything in the charges
recently brought against me by some of
my German colleagues which I have the
slightest difficulty in meeting, but be
cause 1 feel most keenly the unseem
liness of the controversy, which must
necessarily cause additional suffering
to hearts which have already been tried
beyond the common lot" Dr. Macken
zie then describes the hasty circum
stances under which he was summoned
to Berlin and his first meeting with the
German doctors, and says: "When I
had made my examination of the crown
prince the other doctors and 1 with
drew in the ordinary wav to discuss the
matter. Profs. Gerhardt and Tobold
gave the positive opinion that
and Prof. Bergniann, though expressing
himself more guardedly, substantially
agreed with him. All three were unani
mous in thinking the cutting operation
from the outside would be necessary for
the removal of the growth. The pre
cise nature of the 'surgical procedure
that would be required was never dis
cussed in my presence; when it came
my turn to speak, I said there was
nothing characteristic in the appear
ance of the growth, and that it was
quite impossible to give a definite
opinion as to its nature without a more
searching examination. I pointed out
that the opinion expressed by my col
leagues had been come to on what
seemed to me to be insufficient grounds,
and that they had omitted the most es
sential, and at the same lime the most
obvious means of arriving at the cor
rect diagnosis. The first thing to be
done was to pick off a piece of the
growth through the natural passage
and have it examined microscopically by
an expert. Prof. Gerhardt said it
would be difficult, if not impossible, to
do this on account of the awkward sit
uation of the growth and Prof. Tobold
expressed a similar opinion. While
freely admitting that the operation in
this case presented exceptional diffi
culty. I said I thought it could be done,
and that at any rate
I then turned to Prof.Gerhardt and said
to him: -Will you try and he replied:
'I cannot operate with the forceps.' I
next asked Prof. Tobold if he would
make the attempt, but he declined, say
ing: Tno longer operate." Dr. Mac
kenzie describes the first operation upon
the crown prince's throat in removing
the piece of growth for Prof. Virchow
to examine, and says he walked
home afterwards with the crown
prince, who talked seriously
abobt his condition, and expressed dis
satisfaction with Prof. Gerhardt. Dr.
Mackenzie makes an exhaustive defense
against the accusation of the German
doctors that, in this operation, his for
ceps seriously injured the vocal chord.
He also denies the charge that be took
the case out of the hands of the Ger
mans, and says: "They had called me
in, and I had given my. opin
ion, to which, outwardly, at least,
they had subscribed. .They distinctly
sanctioned the course of treatment
which I had laid before them, and, if I
may so express it, I received a man
date from them to carry it out. In
showing that the German doctors were
equally answerable with me. 1 am not
trying to transfer any part of the re
responsibility off my own shoulders. I
wish to show the shiftless character of
the men with whom 1 had to deal. Be
fore returning to England 1 was in
formed that Prof. Gerhardt had
to the interior of the larynx every day
for nearly a fortnight. In all my ex
perience I have never heard of any one
applying cautery to a patient's larynx
oftener than once or at most twice a
week, and I hardly know which to be
most astonished at in the present in
stance, the therapeutic energy of
the physician or the endurance of
the patient. On twelve consecutive
days, according to his own admis
sion did this physician burn the crown
prince's larynx with a red-hot wire, and
again, on four subsequent occasions, at
short intervals. Finally, as if all this
were not enough, he thought it neces
sary to sear the edge of the vocal chorus
with a fiat burner. There is no record
in medical literature, so far as I am
aware, in which cautery— a most valu •
able agent if properly handled— was so
terribly misused." Dr. Mackenzie dwells
in detail, on the visit to San Keuio
and the confirmation of his worst fears
in November that the disease was can
cer. He says the crown priuce received
the communication with perfect calm
ness. "After a moment of silence he
grasped my hand aud said, with that
smile of peculiar sweetness which so
well expressed the mingled gentleness
and strength of his character: 'I have
lately been fearing 'something of this
sort I thank you, sir Morell, for being
so frank with me.' In all my long ex
perience I have never seen a man bear
himself, under similar circumstances,
Here is Dr. Mackenzie's description of
the operation of tracheotomy: ""When
everything was ready the crown priuce
passed through an adjoining room to
the ordinary sitting room where it was
arranged the operation was to be per
formed. The bed was placed opposite one
of the windows so there was excellent
light. Dr. Bramaun proceeded to give
the chloroform, but soon the crown
prince became unconscious and the ad
ministration was continued by Dr.
Krause while I kept my finger on the
pulse of the left wrist. Shortly after
Dr. Bramann had made his first in
cision, I noticed that the pulse had be
came very- weak and the face was
blauchless, in fact, there were
evident signs of cardiac weakness. On
raising the eyelid the pupil was seen to
be widely dilated. The administra
tion of chloroform was suspended a
minute or two, when the pulse became
fairly good again, and the operation was
proceeded with. " After this Incident
Dr. Bramann seemed to
though not to such an extent as to pre
vent him from operating with skill. In
opening the windpipe, however. 1 no
ticed that he made his incision a little
to the right instead of in the middle
line. The deviation appeared to me so
slieht at ■" the time ' that T,,;at
tached no importance- to it.
After opening the - trachea, instead
of at once pi angina- in .the
cannla, as is usually dune by English
surgeons, Dr. Bramann held aside the
two sides of the wound for a minute or
two until the bleeding had -ceased and
then inserted a very large, long and
somewhat funnel-shaped tube. , I will
frankly own that the delay in Intro
ducing the canula- seemed -, to ■ me
an improvement on the ordinary
plan of plunging the tube into the wind
pipe as soon as it is open— a proceeding
which usually sets up severe spasms
and coughing. When the operation
was completed I congratulated Dr.
Bramann on his success. Dr. Mac
kenzie describes in detail the bickering
among the doctors in gloomy days fol
lowing this operation, about the proper
kind of a tube to be used in the throat,
and says: "My tube was tried too
April 12, the emperor was rapidly sink
ing, and Dr. Mackenzie determined to
try a new tube. He says : "As soon
as the new tube was ready I dispatched
a messenger to Prof, yon Bergmann to
request /him to come to me as
soon as possible, meaning, of course,
that I was anxious to pro
ceed to change the tube without
delay. In sending off that message lit;
tie did I think that it would have such
fatal consequences. Had I had the
slightest idea of what was to follow I
should certainly not have allowed any
over-punctilious notions of etiquette
to mislead me into taking so
disastrous a step: At that moment
however, it appeared to be the
right thing to do, Dr. Mackenzie says
Prof. Yon Bergmann was greatly ex
cited when he arrived, and behaved in
a most unaccountable manner. He
continues: "We then proceeded to the
emperor's room. We found the em
peror engaged in writing. His* inspira
tion was distinctly audible, but beyond
this there was not the slightest indica
tion of any difficulty in breathing.
Dr. yon Bergmann placed a chair op
posite the window and asked the em
peror to sit down on it, and thereupon,
without making any remark, he quickly
undid the tape which kept the canula
in position, pulled the latter out and,
with considerable force, endeavored to
insert one which he had in his hand,
and which was not provided with a pilot
instrument It was
but no air came through it The em
peror's breathing thereupon became
very much embarrassed, and the pro
fessor withdrew the tube. This was
followed by a violent fit of coughing,
and there was considerable hemorrhage.
Prof, yon Bergmann next seized a tom
pon canula covered with sponge,
cut the sponge quickly off and
tried to push the tube into the
windpipe. Again no air came through
the canula, and it was clear that in
stead of entering the air passage it had
been forced downward to the front
trachea, ploughing up the soft tissues
in that situation and making what is
known as a false passage.
Again the professor had to pull
out the tube, and again it's with
drawal was followed by violent cough
ing and streams of blood. To my con
sternation, Prof. Yon Bergmann then
pushed his finger deeply into the wound,
and on withdrawing it tried to insert
another tube. He again failed however,
and again the attempt was followed as
before by the most distressing coughing
and copious bleeding." The
Dr. Mackenzie goes on to say, was that
Prof. Yon Bergmann's assistant was
called in to finish the job. "After the
operation,"' says Dr. Mackenzie, "the
emperor sent for me and asked: 'Why
did Bergmann put his finger into my
throat?'" His Majesty then went to
say: "1 hope you will not allow Prof.
Yon Bergmann to do any other
operations on me." I answered:
"After what I have seen to-day,
sir. 1 beg most respectfully to say that I
can no longer have the honor of contin
uing in attendance on your imperial
highness if Prof. Yon Bergmann is to
be permitted to touch your throat
again.' Dr. Yon Bergmann's rough
ness was never forgotten by the
emperor, although the nobility of.
his nature prevented him from
showing him any resentment
There nothing particularly new in
Dr. Mackenzie's account of the last
hours of the emperor, but he alleges
that a few hours before the emperor's
death, Prince Bismarck tried to get
him into a trap by demanding a hasty
official report. The remainder of the
book is devoted to conversational topics
and statistical matters which will in
terest scarcely any but professional
Elmo Residence Park.
The picturesque beauty of Lake Elmo
and the attractive character of its
shores are too well known to need de
scription. The entire northern end of
the lake on the line of the railroad was
purchased some time since by a number
of gentlemen in St. Paul, who incor
porated as the Elmo Park company. A
carefully prepared design of arrange
ment and subdivision of the grounds
has been made by Prof. Cleveland in
accordance with its natural topography,
and .every necessary provision for
health and comfort including a com
plete system of sewerage and water sap
ply, is in progress at Elmo Residence
The citizens of St Paul and vicinity
will shortly be offered an opportunity to
provide themselves with the luxury of
an ideal rural home, at small cost,
within twenty minutes' ride of the busi
ness districts, of St. Paul. Here they
will find all the comforts of the city
amidst beautiful, surroundings, and
their families will be safe from intru
sion at all times— the park of 150 acres
being enclosed and inchagre of a super
intendent. A strip about 100 feet wide
along the lake front will be reserved
forever for the common benefit of all lot
owners. Pleasure grounds for the es
pecial use of children, as well as lawn
tennis and ball grounds, will also be
dedicated forever to the common use of
the residents within the park.
A prospectus setting forth definitely
and in detail the plans of the company,
with a lithograph copy of the plat and
a price list of the lots, will be ready for
distribution in a few days, and may be
secured at the office of the company,
252 Drake block, in this city.

Lane's Assets and Liabilities.
Ashland, Wis., Oct. 13.— state
ment of the assets and liabilities of J.
M. Lane & Co., the Washburn lumber
firm which failed last night, was made
to-day by Assignee Clark. The assets
are placed at $200,000, and the liabilities
at half that amount Following the as
signment all property in sight at Wash
burn was attached to-day by the Chi
cago Lumber company for a claim of
$20,000, and by the Northern National
bank of this city, for a claim the amount
of which is unknown. More litigation
is expected to grow out of the matter.
To Complete a Temple.
Rapid City, Dak., Oct 13.—Ar
rangements ware made to-day for the
completion of the Masonic temple build-.
ing in this city. The building will
cost upward of $00,000, and will be the
finest of its kind in the territory.
Prey for the Grand Jury.
Grand Forks, Dak., Oct 13.—
Mcßain, of Fargo, was arrested this
morning for running a gambling fake
here during the fair. He waived exam
ination and was bound over to the grand
Lost One of His Pedals.
Grand Forks, Dak.. Oct 13.— Mike
Cryderman, working on the government
dredge, had his foot cut off accidentally
yesterday afteruoom
Long: John Wentwortn Dying.
! CmcAGO, ; Oct. 13.— The Hon. John.
Wentworth, familiarly known as "Long
John"' on account of his great ' stature,
is slowly dying of. softening of tbe
'. — m
Big Deal in Pine Lands.
Ashland, Wis.. Oct Richard T.
Fan. of Eau Claire, has sold 1,400 acres
of pine land in Ashland county to the '
Chippewa Lumber company for $22,700.
- Grapes in California, delivered at the
wineries are worth half a cent a pound.
Emperor William's Snub to
Count Yon Taafe an Un
fortunate Error.
No More Inopportune Moment
Could Have Been Chosen
For It.
A War of Races in Austro-
EuEgary Will Re
This, of Course, Cannot Fail
to Weaken the Triple
Special to the Globe.
Vienna, Oct 13.— Since the departure
•of Emperor William from Vienna the
question whether his visit will result in
a lasting injury to the dual empire is
being eagerly discussed, it is conceded
by a number of Austrian politicians
that the young emperor's snub to
Count yon Taafe, the Austrian
premier, was an unfortunate circum
stance to the Austro-Hungarian govern
ment, coming, as it did, almost on the
heels of the severe rebuke of the Em
peror Francis Joseph to Dr. Stross
niayer, bishop of Diakovo. The irrita
tion of Emperor Francis Joseph with
his great bishop was intelligible enough.
Dr. Strossmayer was born in Sla
vonia— Essek-on-the-Drave— in the
year 1815, and * early became a
devoted advocate of the Croatian
national cause. The bishop has since
admitted that he desired a union of all
Serbs, and regretted that the Serbs of
Servia had not, like the Croats, adopted
the Latin letters. The division of al
phabets corresponds to that of relig
ions. The Croats are simply Catholic
Serbs, whereas the subjects of King
Milan are orthodox. The Serbs of Bos
nia are partly orthodox and partly Ma
hometan. From the politicians' point
of view it was
for Dr. Strossmayer to nay comoli
ments to Russia, when for two years
past the Austro-Hungarian monarchy
has been arming to defend itself
against the Russians. The politicians
also believe that a more inopportune
moment could not have been
chosen for Emperor William's rebuff
to Count Yon Taafe, as it will
undoubtedly increase the tension be
tween the different races of the dual
empire, and greatly strengthen the
Nationalist movement among the sev
eral peoples which has for some time
caused embarrassment to the govern
ment The Austrian emperor's sub
jects are of many races.- There are
the Germans of Austrian and the Tyrol
and the German minority of Bohemia,
who are as good as any Orangemen
against the Nationalist movement of the
Czechs. The Czechs, the Moravians
and the Poles form the Slavonic group,
from which., perhaps, the Slovacks and
Ruthenes must be distinguished. Then
Hungary contains besides the Mag
yars, a large Roumanian population,
whose eyes are apt to turn towards their
kinsmen whose capital is at Bucharest.
The national government in Creatia
finds its first enemies in the Magyars,
who are the chief anti-Russian movers
in the empire, and this antagonism is of
itself likely to rouse feelings of sym
pathy with Russia in the breasts of the
Croats. The fact is that
are almost insurmountable and it is a
a perpetual wonder that "she exists at
all. The experiment of giving home
rule to Hungary and a wider home
rule than it has "ever been proposed to
give Ireland— has undoubtedly been a
success in so far as "it has
made Hungary a loyal and con
tented partner in the common
concern. But the circumstances
of Austria, composed of a number of
different races, which are counted by
millions and which occupy great terri
tories, make it very difficult and dan
gerous to stop on the way to federation.
Bohemia, at least, will never be fully
trustworthy in the hour of dan
ger — tbe hour of a great
war with Russia— she * gets
what Hungary got in 1866. The diffi
culty lies iii the fact that Bohemia has
its Ulster in its German - population,
just as Hungary has its Ulster in the
Croats. It is pretty certain that Aus
tro-Hungary cannot stand still. The
disaffection of her Slavonic sub
jects, with the exception of the
Gallician Poles, is at present so
widespread that the empire would not,
in all probability, emerge intact from
the strain of even a successful war. The
offense of which Count Taafe was guilty
in the eyes of the Emperor William
was committed about a year ago, when
the Hungarian premier succeeded in
driving a strong wedge into the
by passing a bill for the recognition of
the Czech language in Bohemia. The
Germans of Bohemia loathe the Czechs;
the Czechs hate the Germans, lt is
claimed that Taafe's measure must re
sult sooner or later in the crowning of
Francis Joseph, under a Czech alias,
at Prague, hence the Austrian prime
minister received no decoration at the
hands of Emperor William, but received
instead a snubbing which is already lie
ginning to have the effect of extending
the bitter feeling of the Czechs toward
the Germans to the other . nationalities
in Austro-Hungary, and conse
quently weakening the force of
the triple alliance in the eyes
of Russia. This event, slight as It
appeared at first has caused a flurry
among Russian financiers, and is un
doubtedly at the bottom of the predic
tion of a heavy fall in the price of Rus
sian roubles, which is the chief barom
eter from which the pessimist takes his
indications of an approaching storm.
The price of the rouble dur
ing the month of August and
September advanced 40 per cent on the
prospect of the maintenance of peace,
notwithstanding the fact that an im
perial decree for the immediate issue of
15.000,000 roubles was authorized, while
this week there were large fluctuations
in the price each day, showing a lower
figure at the close.
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