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For Minnesota: Fair, preceded by know in eastern portion; colder; northwest erly winds. For Dakota: Fair; colder: northerly winds. For Iowa: Fair; warmer; Variable winds. CEXEKAL OBSERVATIONS. ' _j fe E w 2. 3* I - S * - ttf ="§ ! «£ 2o Place of 2- 3§ Place of g« gS Obs'vation. § = g & Obs vation. go s. * r* 31 ?. s* ? • 5 ® '. a r- : 7 f _j St. Paul... .j:;:u»' 18; Ft Buford ...... ... Ft. Sully . '10.14 32 Ft. Custer. 29.9'J 32 Ft. Totten. | Helena. ...20.88 40 Duluth.... 30.20 18 Miimedosa 30.30 — La Crosse. 30. IG 22 Appelle 30.24 14 Huron 80.14 24 Calgary..:. 29.78 22 Moorhead. 30.22 16 Medic'e 11. 29.76 -4 Vincent 30.30 0 Fort Garry Bismarck. 30.20 22; Edmonton. • — Below zero. _» '•Tm. old flag ami an appropriation" is still the war cry in congress. ma The solid surplus is broken. A $17, --000,000 chunk dropped out yesterday. to Boston lias mixed up its politics and religion. The Republicans won the late municipal election on tho issue of excluding Catholics from the school boards. aa . Thk only gift of much value that HAnmsoN seems to have accepted is a splendid double-barreled shotgun. He at once went out to test it. Is there a delicate hint to anybody in this inci dent? _ That $92,000 Minnesota will get from the direct tax refunding bill might serve to chink a few- deficit holes in the state treasury, if so much of it didn't have to go to the lobby syndicate which worked the bill through. The fiiends of Sherman now profess to be doubtful that he will accept a cab inet position. . There is little doubt ex pressed that Blame will take it if of fered, and his close friends believe Hakkison will not dare do otherwise. _^b- It is reported as a remarkable inci dent that a lady in an internal revenue office in the Kast has qualified herself to join the Canada colony with 16,000 credentials, lt is.a high compliment to women that instances of their dishon esty are so rare as to excite surprise. Them: is a growing apprehension evident in the East that the Hajjeison administration will be too much of a Northwester. Only party jiceils are likely to keep. Eastern. 'Republicans off tte hives of the state-building ma chine. But Blame may have an East ern grip on the cabinet. Ik a large number of the congres sional districts in the South the Repub lican candidates are preparing to con test since it appears that the party will have a majority in the house, lt is evi dently regarded asa lucrative occupa tion, as they will no doubt be allow pay, even if uot always given seats. At tii end of President Cleveland's term the Democrats will have held the presidency just fifty-two years, begin ning with Jeffekson; and at the end of Hakkison 'S term in 1892 the various parties opposed to the Democrats will have had the president fifty-two years also. ___t_m PitoF. Elisha Ghat, who is very high authority on the sunject, says electrical science has made greater ad vance the past twenty years than it did in 6,000 previous years, and it is assert ed thai the science is a3 yet in its in fancy. It is believed it contains possi bilities not yet pictured in the brain of the dreamer. -«_>-. . KOf the six suicides in one day re cently, it was noted that not one used rough on rats, or any other poison— all employed the rude pistol or knife. If the scientist, in devising for the extin guishment of criminals by electricity, can also provide a safe and cheap ap plication of it for the suicides, it will ob viate the unpleasantness of many of the methods now used. *m . — It is proposed as the simpler method, and to avoid the cumbersome machin ery devised by experts in the execution of criminals by electricity, to simply run a wire from the nearest dynamo to the jail. This would do the work quietly, and without annoyance to the victim or the agents of the law. It is found by many fatal incidents that am ple power can be had for this purpose. -_a&. . ' It is not worth while to build any hopes upon the unusual activity of the "Russian army, or the readiness of France to take a big loan in that quar ter. The French would risk a good deal to see a falling out of Russia and Ger many. There is no immediate need in this country, aside from the quietude of the news market, for a big war over the water, lt could better be deterred until the provision surplus is larger. >•■ r- At v late gathering of clergy in New York city a committee of twenty-five was appointed to devise means to fight the devil. One of the suggestions was a revival of the Puritan Sunday, and a regret was expressed that the era was passed when chains were put across the streets to prevent driving on Sunday! It is not believed that the devil greatly tears the success of those who cherish the spirit of the straight-jacket and thumb-screw aids to devotion and piety. -**■ Theke were 15,000 or more of the ladies of the Athens of America who tried their hand at voting Tuesday —real voting on a line that was in the battle range. It was for the election of school oflicers, but that happened to be the biggest thing on the boards just then. This is the first time that they have done much voting in the East, and it may mark a new departure. They will have one. advantage. Pretty and bright ladies will never bo offensive partisans. A MANIA FOR FIRES. In a town in Pennsylvania three members of a hose company are on trial tor setting fire to buildings, solely to test the speed arid "• efficiency l of the company. A good many years ago, in a considerable town in that state, a reign of terror was caused « by the long continued work of fire-bugs. Nearly half the town was destroyed when the incendiaries were detected, and proved to be the foreman and other members of the hook and ladder company that always did heroic work at the fires. The desire for the excitement of fires, of course, had passed beyond : the rational stage, and made them monomaniacs on that subject. It is fortunate that such possessions are not frequent. 00 THE SINGLE TAX IDEA. Of course the right of petition belongs to every American citizen, and, every department of the government -is in duty bound to pay respectful attention to a petition when presented to its con sideration, no matter what may oe the nature of the prayer of the petitioners. Tin refore, we take it for granted that the 1,500 Minneapolis merchants who have appended their names to a petition asking for a single laud tax shall receive a respectful hearing before the state legislature. At the same time, we see nothing to encourage our Minne apolis friends in the hope that the legis lature will look with a favorable eye upon their proposition. In the first place, the single tax idea has not made the progress in this country that its originators and agitators had hoped for. Regardless of the merits or de merits of the proposition, it suggests too radical a change in the tax system of the country to be adopted without mature consideration and a careful study of the probable effects of its opera tions. In the next place, however favorably it may strike the dwellers in cities, it can never become popular in the agricultural communities, and as long as the farmers hold the preponder ance of power in the state legislature, there is not much probability that the single tax idea will receive the sanction of state legislation. As we understand, the proposition of the Minneapolis merchants, embodied in their petition to the state legislature, is to submit a constitutional amendment to a vote of the people, so that the future raising of taxes shall be by a direct tax on land, and excepting merchandise, buildings and personal property. The argument in favor of the proposed single tax is that if Minnesota would relieve the merchants and manufactur ers of its cities from the burden of tax ation the increased prosperity of these merchants and manufacturers would but reflect the advantage thus gained over the business men of other cities not thus favored. In other words, in common newspaper parlance, it would give our Minnesota cities a commercial scoop on all other cities and place them beyond the range of compe tition in business affairs. It is further proposed, as an experimental trial of this single tax idea, to let Minneapolis embody it in its municipal system of taxation, so that two years hence the state legislature would have a practical demonstration of the successful opera tion of the plan; or, if it failed to work successfully there, the matter could be dropped. Viewed solely from the standpoint of local interest, the Globe is willing to admit that there is an element of busi ness shrewdness in this proposition which speaks well for the business sa gacity of our neighbors up the river. If the single tax system could be adopted in one city, and confined to that city, there is no question but what it would greatly promote its commercial interest. We are not sure but, if St. Paul and Minneapolis would pool issues in this single tax proposition and unite their commercial strength under its oper ations, in the next two years they would give Chicago the biggest jostle it ever got from a competitor. But, as we have said, the principle involved in the pro posed change is too great and too far reaching in its consequences to be adopted without the maturest consider ation. It is one of those things in which haste should be made slowly. — -— ■ — - —^g^ DAKOTA FARMERS. In his address to the Dakota alliance in session at Jamestown, last Tuesday. President Loucks made a number- of ' suggestions of practical value to the farmers of Dakota, and wh eh also merit the attention of our Minnesota farmers. He started out with the prop osition that the alliance would be strengthened by taking the farmers' wives into full membership. That is right. In all matters pertaining to farm work the farmer's wife is an indispen sable factor. In farm parlance, she is the wheel horse of the team, and no farm work can be a success without her aid. Onr Minnesota dairymen have recognized this fact, and no dairymen's convention is complete without the pres ence of the dairymen's wives. Another suggestion of practical value made by President Loucks relates to the creation of a mileage fund for the purpose of pay ing the expenses of delegates to each an nual session of the alliance. It isn't every farmer who feels able to pay the ex penses incurred in attending a conven tion, and as a. Farmers' alliance meet ing never expects courtesies from the railroads, there is no way of reducing expenses, as in the case of nearly all other imnortant convocations. Mr. Loucks' review of the alliance work in Dakota is certainly very encouraging, especially with respect to its influence in shaping legislation favorable to agricultural interests. Only a few years ago the farmers of Dakota were scarcely able to get representation in the territorial legislature, and now they have control of that body. This has all been brought about by intelli gent organization. Our own state alli ance might profit by the example set by their Dakota brethren. Instead of per mitting the organization to be made a football for the politicians, they ought to do as the Dakota farmers have done; convert the politicians into footballs for the amusement of the alliance. It is somewhat amusing^ to read Pres ident Loucks' criticism on the late attempt at officering South Dakota, where a complete set of state officers was elected, with the agricultural ele ment carefully eliminated. He wisely suggested that when the proper time comes for officering South Dakota the farmers should take a hand in it. Mr. Loucks' criticisms on the press are se vere, but none the less timely. They only apply to those newspapers which go among the farmers in the character of Greeks bearing gifts, professing to be friendly to agricultural interests, yet in reality the subsidized agents of the cor porations. * - , MUST BE MERIT. One of the December magazines pub-, lishes an article by Walker Blame, entitled, "Why Was Harrison Elected?" Possibly the uppermost question in young Mr. Blame's mind was "Why. was not my father : elected?" but he didn't think it proper to discuss the question in print. The question that Mr. Blame junior selected for his maga zine article could have been more intelli gently handled by Senator Matt Quay, who has forgotten more about the proc esses by which Mr. Harrison was elected " than young Mr. Blame ever knew. There is nothing striking in; the magazine article, and nothing told - that most people - were not . THE SAINT PAUL BAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1888. already familiar with. There is no rea son why it should have been . published at all, except that the author of the arti cle was 1 the son of his father. ; This brings us to the point we started out to make— that it is singular the publishers of great magazines should hazard . the success of their enterprises by filling their journals up with wishy-washy stuff of no intrinsic merit, simply j be cause it is from the pen of one who bears a great name. " The fate of the Gkant boys ought to -, be convincing enough that the American people take no stock in so-called inherited great ness. In this country every, man's in fluence must ' depend: on the : force - of ; his own individuality. Here men achieve : greatness, a few have , it thrust ] upon them, but no man is ever born great. The accident of birth cuts no figure in our republican institutions. It is a precious legacy to a boy when he inherits an honored name, but it will be of no prac tical value to him until he has proved his worthiness of it. A great name, coupled with individual worth, is cap ital enough for any young man to start in life with, but he must be sure to have merit coupled with the name. g_ — THE DIRECT TAX BILL. The influences resulting from the late election were visible in congress yesterday, . and there is no longer a question but that big surplus pile in the treasury will disappear as rapidly as dewdrons beiore the sun. The passage of the direct tax bill is the beginning of the end, for the decisive vote by which the bill passed the house leaves no room to doubt but that the senate will complete the job. There was no par ticular merit in the bill, and its passage was a bad precedent to establish; and jet we fail to see that any special harm will be done. When the loyal states paid the direct tax for the purpose of carrying on a war, they paid it without any expectation of a return of the money. It was a bounty to a good cause, and if repayment had been intimated at the time the suggestion would have been considered a reflection upon the patriotism of the people of the states. But now there is a useless pile of money in the treasury. It is needed for circulation among the people, and any excuse to get it back into circula tion will go unchallenged. The bill which passed the house yesterday will knock a slice of $17,000,000 off of the sur plus pile at one. blow. The only mis fortune is that the distribution among the states will be unequal. New York gets over £-2,000,000 of it, while Minne sota will have to be content with 198,000. Of this amount perhaps one-half will reach the state treasury, the remainder going to pay agents, lobbyists and mid dlemen. Still, we are going to be thank ful for small favors and take all we can get of that surplus. ■» PROTECTING THE RAILROADS. Judge Cooley 's eloquence is of a very persuasive quality. His little talk to the railroad representatives, assem bled in Chicago the other day, not only had the desired effect, but it was imme diate in its operation. The Chicago railroad managers were not slow to catch the judge's remarks, aud have ac cordingly effected a restoration of rates. It is to be hoped that the effect of Judge Cooler's exposition of the interstate law will be permanent, and the chances arc that it will. The railroad man agers are aware of the disastrous consequences which invariably fol low a cut-rate war, and they perhaps have more reason to be gratified at the determined stand taken by the interstate commission than any one else. Under the old condition, - when one road inaugurated a "". cut in rates the others were compelled to follow in self defense, and the war went on until all the combatants were exhausted. Such a policy was almost as disastrous to the public as it was to the railroad compa nies, for the constant tendency was to unsettle business and lo keep trade in a state of uncertainty. Now the policy of the interstate commission is to regulate rates so that, while they will be kept below an extortionate schedule, they will likewise be kept up above a losing one to the railroads. Thus the wisdom of the interstate commerce law is being more and more justified. , __m A SUGGESTIVE RECORD. Cousins will probably continue to fall in love and marry, in spite of the pro tests of posterity. There is, however, a suggestion or two worthy of note, if not new or novel, in the recent report ol Superintendent Notes, of the school for the deaf at Faribault, this state. In fifteen families where the parents are first cousins there are twenty deaf chil dren. Numerous instances are also given of deaf children where the par rents are second and third cousins. In the school twenty-four families are rep resented by from one to six deaf chil dren, the parents being related by blood. It appears from the report that the children of cousins are more likely to be deaf than those where the parents are deaf but not related. The fifty-one graduates married have thirty-six chil dren, and none of them inherited deaf ness. It is probable there should be more legal constraint upon the mar riage of those within the ties of con sanguinity. -*— ' * PROTECTED TRUSTS. The case of the copper mine trust is cited as illustrative of the ability of the combinations and monopolies to put enormous sums into the campaign to maintain the protective system, with out which their trusts would fall to pieces. A Boston syndicate extended its contracts with the American mines for a series of years, and on the strength of this alone manipulated the stocks so that a million dollars was netted in a week. The mining companies reap enormous profits at the expense of the consumers. The Calumet & Hecla is paying the owners this year $43 on $25 shares, or at the rate of 172 per cent. Where such results of monoply are to be had, it would be meanness and in gratitude not to contribute a per cent of the pickings from the public goose to sustain the policies that give such op portunities. -as- HARD TO PLEASE. Republican papers and politicians seem incapable of appreciating a courte ous act in Mr. Cleveland. Because he did not take up space in reaffirming his civil service views in his message, they are free with taunts of inconsist ency. The president has made up his record on that subject— went far be yond any Republican president in re ducing it to practice, and: no further legislation was proposed. To repeat his views and refer . to their introduc tion in the public service, at this time, would have the appearance of dictating to his "; successor— perhaps, suggest of distrust in his professions. . Courtesy, came in easily there. " THE STATE PRESS. The Farmers' Foe. President Loucks' . address to the Dakota Farmers' alliance at Jamestown, reported to the Minneapolis Tribune : V I "As usual [ this year |we have received a large } amount ; of ■'• advice, and strange |as it may seem, we have been perverse enough to pay little attention to it. ; A ; small portion of the Bepublican press headed by that weather vano, the : Pioneer Press, of St. Paul, have . taken special pains to maliciously misrepre sent us. We always know where to find the Pioneer Press and ■; its followers. For ; about twenty months in two years they are blatant . reformers. jj The j other four months ttiey are : called home to do their masters' bidding. The sooner they are taught a lesson the bet ter. They - have- never .; done anything to assist iii building up any organization of farmers, nor ; will you ever .-: find them com batting ' the ' -;* encroachments C corporate capital." Interested in it. • : Fairmont News. There is likely to be a ble row in the state university over the question of religion, also of medicine. The latter we care nothing about, but the former we are very much in terested in and if the question of theology as connected with religion in that institution once enters '. its doors farewell to its useful ness as a university. Might Have Saved Him. Winona Ilerald. Gov. McGili will attend the - dairymen's meeting at Fairbault, and tell the granger^ what be knows about Cochin China and Leg horn cream. '.:_' The governor should have begun the dairy racket earlier, though per haps it will help him in his present senatorial aspirations. Farmer Hoard, of Wisconsin, like Solon Shingle's young lawyer, rode right into the governor's chair on a cow case. Close to the Throne. Hubbard County Enterprise. It is safe to say that President Harrison will have few closer senatorial advisers than Minnesota's senior senator, provided D. M. Sabin is re-elected. "Sot only a very pleasant relation tor him.to enjoy, but important and helpful for the interests of the state. .... *_* ■ PROMIXEN i* PEOPLE. Shakespeare will have a rest for the next month. Ignatius Donnelly is now dallying with the Washburn scalp. The crack oarsman of Cambridge is a son of Sir James Hatiueu. It is now stated that the empress of Aus tria is not coming to America. "Only ■ a Pansy Blossom" brought Frank Howard, the song-writer, no less than $3,000 in one year. 3g|g§B| Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales have been winning many prizes at the En glish cattle shows. Senator Blair wants to stop the mails on Sunday. Blair is a male that ought to be stopped at all times. P. T. Barnum is building a palatial resi dence at Waldemere, Conn. His old home will be turned into a summer hotel. Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, says that the inaugural parade is to be a great success He should arrange the marchers in groups of five. Mrs. Hemstend, of Willimantic. Conn., is ninety-three years of age and has made more than a hundred crazy quilts. She should hasten to repent. Ex-Queen Isabella, of Spain, has become fascinated with the American game of poker. At her house in Paris she holds DOker par ties, which are exciting enough to satisfy even an Arizona cowboy. After an absence of four years the Prince of Monaco has arrived at his capital, and will endeavor to revive the waning business oftheCasiio by his personal presence and the revival of court festivities long fallen into disuse. : Speaking of the personal appearance of Lord Tennyson, Edmund Yates say 3 the laureate: is a cross between a Guy Fawkes and the mysterious recluse of a melodrama. There seems to be something in the popular idea of a poet's appearance, after all. s i .' Mrs. James G. Blame, Jr., has been much annoyed by various unwarranted reports which have been in circulation of late to the effect that she recently gave a breakfrst in Boston to young Sothern, the comedian. The story was an absurd one. Mrs. Blame, as is well known, has been very ill and is still far from strong. The origin of the fiction lay in the fact that her husband entertained Mr. Sothern at breakfast at the Hub. Another report that she was in Chicago a few days ago had the same foundation. James G. : Blame. Jr., not his wife, is travelings about and enjoying life. _ ___&. LITTLE LAUGHS. ~ ' • ' * Giants are the fellows to carry things with high hand.— Rochester Post-Express. The peculiarity about a rising death rate is that it brings people Baltimore Amer ican. • ':-. ; ;: r * - y ' 7 The inauguration of the pancake season brings stirring times to many a . battered household.— Binghampton Republican. . One of the diversions of the Niagara Falls people is to gather at the railway depot and see the tied come in.— Rochester Post-Ex press. The Pocahontas story of Mr. Harrison's de scent is probably based on the fact that John Smith was seen coming out of the Harrison residence just before the election.— ville Courier-Journal. "Just came from the West, eh? Well, how's business out there':" '•Rushing. Thirty new towns were started in Kansas last week, and three of them have already got a few inhabitants."— York World' An exchange wants the name of the man who invented the wheelbarrow: but what many more persons crave is the name of the man who lets the wheelbarrow stand in the middle of the sidewalk after dark.—Norris town Herald. ". The ballet was on, when some one in a rear seat shouted: "Down in front!" "There is no down in front," answered a voice, "nor a hair neither. They're all bald." —New York Sun. The Kansas legislature is trying to abolish the giving of fees to sleeping car porters, but the scheme is not regarded as feasible.— burg Chronicle. "' Bloudin says rope-walkers are born, not made. He may be right; but to be a rope walker is not sufficient excuse for being born.— Orleans Picayune. . . Congressman Gallinger. of New Hamp shire, wants to be the next postmaster-gen eral. Do you think you could make every letter go, Gallinger?— Chicago News. Queen Victoria opposes vivisection ; but let a lady go to a state reception in a high-neck dress and see how quickly she will be cut by her gracious majesty.— Boston Transcript. . - A lot of young farmers in Central Illinois held a corn-husking contest a few days ogo. They ruled out o chiropodist who wished to compete on the ground that he was a pro fessional and an expert.— Chicago Tribune. «» OCR LAWMAKERS." . A. S. Truax, the Old Soldier Who Represents the Twenty-Fifth District. A. S. Truax was • born in Jefferson county, New York, June 25, 1843, re moved to Minnesota in September, 1853, settling on a farm. near. Hastings; en listed as a private in "Company F, Sec ond Minnesota cavalry in November, 1863; was afterwards made ; first ser geant, and later second lieutenant: was post adjutant at Fort Snelling. where in the fall of 1865 he drafted the order and took immediate charge of the hanging of Medicine Bottle and Little Six, the two Indian chiefs prominently engaged in the massacre of 1862. He was mus tered out of service in December, 1860, and engaged in the farm implement and machinery business in Hastings in the spring of 1867, continuing the same until 1882, when the business was changed to contracting, and since then he has constantly been engaged in heavy city and railroad work. He was nominated and elected state senator. in the Twenty-fifth district in 1882, defeat ing John F. Norrish, and ; re-elected in 1886 over D. F. Akin. In politics he is a Republican, although when elected in 1886 Dakota|county gave a Democratic majority of 850 on the general ticket. : MBS. JULIA DODGE. ■ Special to the GloDe.V "- -' *"'-. Sioux ' City, Io.," Dec. 12.— Mrs. Julia Dodge, mother of ; Gen. G. : M. Dodge,; died at Mapleton yesterday, aged eighty eight years. . She came to Western lowa in 1856. Her remains were con veyed to Council Bluffs for burial. ' <jm ."The large breeds of horses are not as serviceable on soft lands or for driving as a cross of such breeds on our 7. native ; mares,- which will produce ■ a horse well ; adapted for all kinds of work. GOODTIMETO TRAVEL The Round Trip Rate to Chi cago Cut to Thirteen ** Dollars. i Managers Will Meet Next Tuesday to Consider Cool- i ey's Good Advice. -_• Charles F. Mayer Chosen for I President of the Balti c-more & Ohio. This Means That the Garrett jPi Clique Will Have Full Swing. Chicago, Dec. 12.— Official notice was sent to-day to the passenger agents of all railroad lines in the West and Northwest that at the expiration of ten days passenger rates will be restored to the former basis. There has as yet been no plan formulated for the main tenance of rates, and nothing definite will be known until next week. In speaking of it to-day, Commissioner Ab bott, of the Western States Passenger association, said: "There will be no fur ther action taken in the matter until the 18th instant, at which time an adjourned meeting of the general managers of all the roads in the West and Northwest will be held. By that time the managers will have had time to thoroughly digest .Judge Cooley's ad dress, and the outcome will probably be an agreement which will be satis factory to all parties concerned and also lasting. The furnishing of tickets to brokers and scalpers is at an end and will not be resumed in the future." "We found that the discrimination in passenger-ticket selling in Chicago was widespread, but there is no doubt in ray mind that we have the managers of the roads found guilty of the offense effectually in check." That.the decree of Judge Cooley made yesterday will stop illegal passenger-rate cutting in giving business to the scalpers few of the rail road men doubt, and the brokers them selves see an important branch of their business wrested from them. The de moralization among the brokers is wide spread. , ; : r"g" ANOT HER REDUCTION. Round Trip Tickets to Chicago for $13. The railroad situation yesterday was more interesting and amusing than ex citing. It looks now as though there was no real, determined desire to force passenger rates down to bed rock. Travel is not very great, though the re duction in rates has stimulated it con siderably. Mr. Robb, of the Wisconsin Central, is credited with making a flat rate of -318 to Chicago, lie observed tliat it'was announced in the morning papers that a rate of &*> had been made from Chicago to St. Paul on second class tickets. He saw no reason Why- he could not add a first-class from St. Paul to Chicago, with a sec ond-class rate from Chicago to St. Paul, and sell the result for the round trip price of flu. Figuring the matter out in this way. he put out a flaming sign, > setting forth a new cut of $2. When this poster appeared the announcement was rapidly carried to the other rail- ' roads and they followed suit immedi ately, so that by 10 or 11 o'clock all roads were doing the same and hustling f*r business. Reports on the streets Were numerous that some of the roads were selling tickets from St. Paul to , Chicago for 86.50. If the scalpers were ( selling at these figures they managed the business very" adroitly, for none could be found who had bought tickets for that price. After all, there was much more excitement manifested about what Judge « Cooley said in Chi cago about cutting rates through the agency of scalpers, than there was by the cutting of round trip rate. MAYER IS THE MAN. He Will Be Elected President of the B. A O. Next Wednesday.: Baltimole, Dec. Various ru mors as to proposed changes in the ex ecutive officers of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company have resulted in the issuing of a statemen by the partie° now in control of the board of direc'ois. The statement is to the effect that the presidency of the road has been offered to Charles F. Mayer; that he has accepted it and will be elected at a meeting of the directors to be held on the 19th inst. The now vacant second vice presidency will be filled, though it has not yet been decided to whom the position will be offered. The statement is considered evidence that the Garrett party are to have things their own way in the man agement of the road. At a recent meet ing, it now transpires, resolutions were adopted to guarantee two new loans, one of about 8300,000 and the other for $1,000,000. STICKXEY'S SCHEMES. What the Central lowa Proposes to Do Interests lowans. Special to the Globe. Mason City, 10., Dec. 12.— towns along the Central lowa are much inter ested in the policy that is to be adopted by the lowa Central, railway company. If there is to be a change every trunk line in the state running east and west will be affected, as the Central is a most valuable feeder. December 24 a meet ing will be held in Chicago and perma nent officers for the road will be elected. It is probable that Stickney will be con tinued as president, although it is known that be favors making the road a sole feeder for the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City railway. Russell Sage, who has a controlling interest in the Central, will probably insist that it shall be opened as an independent system. It is stated that £2,000,000 will be ex pended for betterments. This is good news to the towns along the line, as it means an infusion of new life and vigor into the road. AIMED AT ALIENS. Emigrant Rates From Castle Gar -3 den Will Be Advanced. ;'• New York, Dec. 12.— The outcome of the conference of the clearing house lines in Philadelphia yesterday has been to increase the emigrant fares from Castle Garden to US, the old figure. Chairman Pierson. of the emigrant clearing house, said, this forenoon: "The New York Central. West Shore, Erie, Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsyl vania roads, being all the clearing house lines except the Lackawanna and On tario & Western, filed;. a notice ' to-day with the inter-state commission of their intention to restore emigrant fares to the basis of tariff No. 8, and supple ment 1 and 2, based thereon, to take effect on Dec. 23. "I am also informed," added Mr. Pierson, "that the Lehigh Valley road has not reduced their rates, and that the . Lackawanna and Ontario & Western have filed a notice to the same effect." Western Union Is Flourishing.- Special to the Globe. : New York, Dec. 12.— board of directors of ; the Western Union Tele ; graph company to-day declared a divi : dend for the quarter of 1 IJ£ '- per cent, * payable Jan. 15. = The estimated earn ings for the quarter ending Dec. 30 are ■ $1,050,000 against 11,500,000 for the cor responding quarter. last year. -Interest and sinking fund: requirements amount 1 ' to $201,802, "leaving _ a balance - for ■_ the . stock of $1,445,195, and after paying the dividend , there \ will " be a surplus *| of ; • $367,622.: The estimated surplus on 'Jan. 1860, is $8,291,758. LUMBER DEALERS LAMENT. With One Voice They Kick Against a Charge for Demur : rage. ; 7 Chicago, Dec. 12.— A . committee of hardwood ' lumber dealers called .on Commissioners Cooley and Morrison to day with the ; complaint that the rail roads-.entering ; Chicago had formed what is known as the car . service asso ciation, and were levying a charge of $3; a i day -f or** every car delayed over forty-eight hours by the neglect of ship pers to -■* unload or : load them -at the proper- time. The lumber dealers wanted to know if such charges were legal, and asked Judge Cooley for a rul ing on the subject. The commissioner said he - would consider it. Railroad managers say the system of charging for demurrage is purely a local matter, and not within the jurisdiction of the commissioners. ■ /, A New Wrinkle in Railroading. Long Island City, Dec. Gen eral ; Superintendent Barton, of the Long Island railroad, to-day issued an order establishing a board of examiners for engineers and conductors employed on the Long Island railroad sys tem. Every engineer and conduct or now employed will have to pass an examination to establish his fitness, and all applicants for promotion from fireman to engineer or from brakeman . to conductor, will also be required to pass an examination before the board. George Miller and William Parsons, two of the oldest and most experienced engineers on the road, and William Apgar and William Quig ley, old condnctors, have been appointed examiners.- Rates Cut at Ashland. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., Dec. 12.— The Wis consin Cential to-day cut the passenger rate from this city to Chicago from $12.70 to $11.20. This is the first rate cutting ever done in passenger traffic between these points, It is believed that it .is the preliminary to a general passenger war, which will involve the Central, Lake Shore and Omaha lines. Local officials think the cut is made in retaliation for cutting done by the Mil waukee road. Shareholders Want Peace. Special to the Globe. Montreal-, Que., Dec. 12.— A cable dispatch from London says that a peti tion to the directors of the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk lines in favor of a friendly agreement is much can vassed, and is being actively signed among the shareholders. Boston & Albany Board Eclected. Special to the Globe. Boston, Dec. 12.— The annual meet ing of the stockholders of the Boston & Albany railroad coiporation was held here this morning. The old board of directors was rc-electfid. excepting that John P. Spaulding, of Boston, was chosen to fill a vacancy. The Soo Advances Freight Rates. The Soo road gives notice that on the 20th of December it will raise the rates on freight as follows, from New York and Boston to St. Paul: First-class, §1.10; second, 98 cents; third. 76 cents; fourth-class, 49 cents; fifth-class, 42 cents; sixth-class, 35 cents. f.f Chips From the Ties. Tt is expected that the Duluth. Red Wing & Southern road will be completed to Albert Lea by next June. Quarantine in Florida on account of yel low fever has been raised, and railroad tickets are sold to all points in that state. , Messrs. Whitney and Sawyer, of the Mani toba have returned from Sioux Falls. H. 15. Plough, of the St. Paul & Duluth road, is at Duluth. MINNEAPOLIS REAL ESTATE. The following transfers were recorded yesterday: .. . Augnst Sirbert to Louisa Thampson, '2-2. blk 0, South side add $7,500 Nils E Larson to Nils E Nelson, lis 13 and *14. block. 11, Bloomington Av enue add ; 800 Lawrence Tuscany to Adolph Hebert, lt 10, blk 7, Mabew White ana Le Bron'sadd 675 Fred II White to George W Teithsworth, Its 1 aud 2, blk 2, Woodland Heights add 800 Louisa Thompson to Christina Thomp son, It 22. blk 5, South Side add 7,500 David E Williams to Edmond J Phelps, wVt It 18, blk 4, Ridge wood add .... 10.000 William Lagiug to James Kistler, lt 7, blk 44, Baker's Fourth add 1,200 Peter B Champagne to Caroline M Smith, It 9, blk 13, Cobb's add . 950 Mary L Robinson to Irving O Duns moor, lt IS, blk 9, Sidle Park add 500 Chas X Berwin to Albert J Berwin, Its laud 2. blk 7, Carson's add 1,218 Chas Bohanon to Henry Enger. lt 4, blk 1, Bohanou & Hanscome's add 800 Frederick Radints to Henna - Radintz, land in sw Vi sec 10, town 118 range 22 1,200 G O Berwin to Albert J Berwin, Its 12, etc.blk 2, Remington's subd 400 Octave Bergeron to Aliena Robbins, It 20, blk 4, Maben, Wnite & Le Biou's add....... 800 John I. Johnson to Realty Anderson, part blk 1. J L Johnson's add 1,400 Maria P Holwav to Belsey 0 Johnson, part 2, blk 6, Woodland Park 3,000 Eliza Shepley to Mary S Cooper, part lis 11 and 12. qlk7, Foster's add 2,700 Miner Ball to O S Gates, part lt 12, Gould,. Conner & Beeman's subd 110 O C Kneale to Arthur W Armatage, lt 17, Hedderlay's add 2,500 Frederick A Dunsmoor to Irving A Dunsmoor, part It 25, b1k 4,Boulevard add 3,500 Frederick Dunsmoor to Irving A Duns- ' - moor, part lt 4, blk 1, Hawkins* add. .2,250 Mary L Gilman to Frances S Adams, lt • 6, "blk 03. St. Louis Park ..... 500 Chas X Berwin to Albert J Berwin, It 5, etc, blk l.Monroe& Hoi way's 250 Milton A Spracue to J J Sleviue, part lt 2, blk 1, Tuttle's add 15,000 E Celia Rogers to Mary A Kane, It 20, blk 5. Lincoln Park aad 500 Geo M McGregor to Mary A Kane, It 1, blk 1, South Minneapolis add COO Frances E Holmes to Wm A Edwards, It 5. blk 2. Lewis' add 10.000 Geo W Foreman to Betsey O Johnson, part Its 9 and 10, blk 6, Woodland Park add 2,000 Leu J Clart to Herman J Dahn, Its 15 and 10, Wvman'sadd.. 1,500 Fred W Fonda to Kate C Wood, It 10, blk 9. Bloomington Ay add. .. .... 400 James L McCullough to Geo H Willard, It 1 and cts, blk 8, Soo Pacific add.. 4,200 Jacob C Klein to Lewis C Barnett, part Its 1 and 2, blk 5, Morrison & Love joy's add 7. .'-. 1,500 Jsaac C Seelev to Fannie M Williams, It 6, blk 1. Mount View add and cts. .2,000 James L McCullough to Luilin Will iams, lt 15 and cts, blk 8, Soo Pacific add.... 5,250 Jame L McCullough to Isaac C Seeley, Its 1 and 2, blk 4, Elwell's 2d add... 4,000 Bernt Lannerud to Walter A Egglestou, part It 9. blk 169, town of Mpls. 4,000 Walter A Eggleston to Mary B Lan nerud, part lt 9, blk 169, town of Mpls... '.. 4,000 Olive A Lee to Peter O'Keriand. part Us * 1 and 2, blk 5, Forest Heights add... 1,000 2 unpublished deeds. „.. 2,635 DOINGS IN DULUTH. Special to the Globe. Duluth, Dec. 12.— Mr. Mitchell, editor of the Tribune, comes out in a card, promising to teach Phillips ■ and Buell a lesson. The "kids" are reported in Minneapolis. H. W. Pearson is the latest applicant for a place ou the state workhouse board. Person ally Mr. Pearson is in every way a desirable candidate, but, as previously indicated, the cards are stocked, and Duluth will get no prize in the new deal. -3!IBHNGSgv<VBPS * . - The fourth regular semi-annual meeting of the Old Settlers' Association of the Head of Lake Superior was held at the Hotel St. Louis this afternoon. . It was largely attended by many old residents of the head of the lake. - The regular annual reception of the Kitchl Garni club was held this evening. The ■ af fair was elegant and elaborate in the extreme, ' and was attended by the elite of the city. Music was furnished by Siebart's orchestra. .. -.* mm . "Success" Catching ackers." Special to th*e GloDe. - Little Falls, Dec. About a month or so ago the Pioneer Press car "Success,"' with a load of canvassers, came to this city to give us a "boom"; in the shape oi a "write-up," showing the especial facilities this city pos sessed for the establishment of ; large manu facturing interests on its unrivaled . water pojwer. -Well, the crowd, by. persistent talk and 7 cheek, managed to secure about fifty subscribers, : since which . there has : been scarcely a word in that enterprising (?) sheet from this growing town. '; Our citizens feel they have not been fairly used, and . some of them feel ' inclined to scream out : "Rats" as loud as they caa. GRANGERS GRAY AND GRAVE The Dakota Farmers' Alliance Wres tles With Agricultural Problems. STOCK-BREEDERS IN SESSION Farmer Francis, of Ayr, Dak., Cuts His Throat From Ear to Ear. Special to the Globe. Jamestown, Dak., Dec. 12.— At the morn i session the Farmers' alliance did not accomplish much. Reports were presented by the insurance de partment, and an incorporated com pany. President Wardell, of the former company said in his report: "We have insured during tho past-year 10,000 members, to the amount of $6,000,000, and we. have saved them in premiums nearly a quarter of a million dollars. We have paid every loss in full, and before due, with nearly 100 other com panies doing business in the territory. We have succeeded in two years in building up a business equal in volume to one sixth of all the other companies." He reported that under the laws of the territory, the proposed establishment of a mutual company is impossible, but that an alliance department has been carried on in connection with the Fidelity, company, thus saving the ex pense of raising all the capital and giv ing members the benefit of such an or ganization. In accordance with the recommendation of his report the alliance ordered the insurance com panies to establish a life branch to be known as the alliance aid association, to be established and conducted on the mutual assessment plan. President Cross, of the incorporated purchasing company, reported over $500,000 worth of business done since the organization and that, although at first manufactur ers declined to deal with them, their office is now visited not only by travel ing agents, but by presidents and gen eral managers. He recommends that each member of county branches of the alliance select some point for a county agency; that agents be appointed for each county, and that all alllanc de partments be centralized at some acces sible point as headquarters: that the business" of all departments be placed under the super vision of a committee. The following committees wero appointed by President Loucks: Resolution— U. Lampman. E. W. Schultz, J. C. Langley, Boise, Wylie Nelson, A. Statten, E. J. Strong. Distribution— W. Smith, H. M.Clark, W.D. Chase, 11. E. Pierce, A. VV. Kuhn, H. VV. Kelly. Finance— 11. Bentley, A. D, Ashlev, W. R. Merrick, Ed M. Finney, J. B. Sweet. Constitution and By-Laws- Orange Wright, F. A. Leavitt. G. L. Mc- Gregor, J. W. Moore, A. Lawrence. 11. M. Aiken, J. E. Sheridan. Legislation — S. J. Honklin, E. P. Couser, 0. S. Dodds, Walter Muir, S. H. Good fellow, A. P. Taylor, J. L. Parker, J. P. Day, E. J. Mclnness. Farmers' Institute— C. Wade, Rev. Allison, A. D. Chase, J. J. Algers. Smith. J. W. Harden. Transportation— A. B. Van Doren, James Dobie, J. W. Tower, J. VV. Goodrich, VV. N. Buswell, James Mathews, D. Dunn. Good of the Order— T. McCulloch, E. N. Nelson, E. D. Reed, R. Watson, VV. M. Em mons, A. Wardell, J. Z. McGcarev. Press— A. Wardell. L. A. Johnson, E. P. Couser. Taxation— F. Dow, B. Miller, Van Meter, Henry Miller, B. B. Stevens, VV. J. Bennett, B. Lookman, W. H. Masser. The afternoon session was devoted almost entirely to the read ing of resolutions sent in by local al liances for consideration. They were mostly referred. One reso lution from Alliance No. 71G pro tested against political interference of alliance officials, but although Presi dent Loucks requested full discussion of it it was unanimously tabled. Reso lutions recommending the legislature to appropriate $10,000 to aid in the pro motion of farmers' institute work in the territory was adopted. George C. Crose, of Aberdeen, introduced a resolution in dorsing the agricultural college at Brookings and recommending the , leg islature to make a generous appropria tion for it was adopted. Telegraphic greetings were received from the Illi nois State grange, in session at Spring field. President Wardell, of the insur ance company, introduced a resolution recommencing united action on the part of the National Alliance grange and Knights of Labor, with a view to secur ing legislation favorable to the interests of the industrial classes. President Mc- Cloth, of the Brookings Agricultural college, was introduced. At the close of the remarks the meeting took a re cess until 7 o'clock. To-day's work was transacted in executive session, but members of the press were permitted to be present on condition that they prom ise not to give the alliance the worst of it. . • Among the prominent men who ar rived to-day are members-elect of the next legislature Stillwell, of Cass; Wallman, of Eddy; VanEllan, of Hyde, and President McLouth, of Brookings college. The evening session was called to order at eight o'clock.- The taxation committee reported, recommending that the penalty on delinquent taxes be re pealed by the legislature; that one per cent per month is sufficient penalty on such taxes; that interest be reduced on certificates to twelve per cent; that the sale of delinquent taxes be changed to Nov. 1; that assessors shall assess indi viduals for what they are worth accord ing to the assessor's judgment ;that,ii un satisfactory, it shall remain to such per sons to prove erroneous assessment; that railroads and corporations be taxed the same as other property; that registers of deeds be required to furnish a list of mortgages, and in case of the failure of the mortgagee to pay such tax mortga gor may do so, and his tax receipt shall be received in payment of interest on principal of sun debt. The first sec tion was amended, retaining the 5 per cent penalty, and the legislature asked to extend the time at which taxes be come delinquent to June 1, for this year only, and the report adopted in that shape. The committee on good of the order reported, recommending among other things that all officers of the Territorial alliance be re-elected; that the number of lectures ! be increesed to two or three; that greater seciecy be observed in business transactions, and that loyalty to the alliance take preced ence of political questions. The reso lution committee reported back to com mittee of the whole the resolution re questing the legislature to pass a bill making it unlawful and a penal offense to manufacture or sell intoxicating; liquor in the territory. Delegates from various counties seconded in short tem perance addresses, and the resolution was adopted by a rising vote with rous ing cheers. The committee on trans portation reported the following recom mendations : That railroad commis sioners be elected; that McCumber's railroad bill, as printed in the Dakota Ruralist, be adopted by the legislature ; that railroads be required to pay a pen alty for failure to provide cars for ship pers within a given time;. that the gov ernment should own railroad and . tele graph lines. The Alliance adjourned at 11:30. The North Dakota delegates held a meeting after adjournment, and made arrangements to have the conven tion of North Dakota called after divis ion, if such should be secured; before the next annual meeting. Another Trial Necessary. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., Dec: 12.— After be ing out twenty-four hours, the jury in the case of Billy Andrews, charged with the murder of his mistress, Ella Bend wards, came in this evening, being unable to agree, and was . discarged. The case will be tried again next- June. Navigation Is Closed. Special to the Globe. . " : Ashland, '•; Wis., : Dec. 12.—Naviga tion or Chequamegon Bay is closed, the harbor having frozen up ;, this morning. LIVE STOCK FANCIERS. Annual Meeting of the Dakota Association. Special to the Globe. Watkktowx, Dak., Dec. 12.— The annual meeting of tho Dakota Live Stock Bleeding association began here to-day. There are about twenty in at tendance, among the number being J. L. Powell, of Powell Bros., of Pennsyl vania, who is disposing of a large num* I her of Holstein cattle. The president, Mr. Alloway, delivered an address. A portion of it was devoted to an elaborate description of the St. Paul union stock yards and their importance to the farm ers of Dakota. The officers elected tor the next year are: C. J. Alloway, presi dent, Grand Forks; L. A. Drake, vice president, Doland ; Theodore David, of Madison, secretary and treasurer. FRANCIS' GRAND FINALE. A Dakota Farmer Cuts His Throat From Ear to Ear. Special to the Glooe. Wheatland, Dak., Dec. 12.— Word was brought to town to-day by a farmer that Ben J. Francis, a farmer living near Ayr, had committed suicide by cutting his throat from ear to ear with a razor. MINNEAPOLIS. THE CARNIVAL OF ART. The Second Night's Work on Great Masterpieces. The esibizione drew out a large audience of Minneapolis' best people at Harmouia hall last nights and is in a fair way to achieve the promised success. The experience of the first night was a great aid. and everything worked smoothly. The decorations have been added to and improved, and the exhibi tion is now at its height. About all that is required is a little regularity in the exhibition of pictures. A set programme would be better so that visitors may know just where and when to expect the unveiling of pictures and thus avoid the promiscuous charging about the hall trom one school to another. The feature of last night was the main stage work, where masterpieces were shown. One of the most conspicuous of these was a Lady Washington recep tion, representing Huntington's famous work. It was produced by tho American school, in charge of Mrs. Hugh Harrison. The Greek school presented an original design by Mrs. Dr. Hunter, showing "tho tribute of posterity to Grecian art.'' The center figure was Art, supported iv the rear by the three great sculptors, Phidias. Praxi tiles and Scopas. At her right hand was Architecture, bearing a model of a reel: temple: on the left, Sculpture with a chisel. Groups of the immortals of Olympus were on either side, with Venus and Minerva prominent. France, England and America were surrounded by Glory, with an ivy crown ; Fashion, with a handglass, and Pleasure, with an opera glass. Germany was under the guardianship of Athene, with Italy and Spain in the foreground and sup* ported by the Church, symbolized by a car* diual. It was a striking picture and warmly applauded. Another masterpiece was the reception to Van Eyck'e wife, in which Miss Boucher, a prominent London amateur, gave a recita tion. Ley's great painting ot Luther carol ing through the streets of Eisenach, waa presented by the Flemish school. Marie An toinette posing for a portrait, by Delaruche, was admirably put on by the French school. At the several booths the usual number of pictures appeared. The Judgment of Paris was prominent in the Grecian school, as was alsoTitien's Daughter. The .Madonnas of Guido Reni aud Carlo Dolce were features of the Italian booth, and the Mandolin Solo at the Spanish booth. Among the notable loans are two chairs used in the Continental congress at iha sign ing of the Declaration of Independence, in the American booth, and a famous pastoral scene, painted by Jacques, and loaned by Mrs. Thomas Lowry, in the French booth. CIVIL CALENDAR. A Stay in the Hofliin Case— Attor* neys Get There— Minor Cases. The Hooley-Hofflin litigation, over the pog. session of the three-story brick block on the corner of Washington and First avenues south, appears not to be settled yet. When the case of Hooley vs. Hofliiu was tried a fevf weeks ago to recover 82.000 rent for their . building, under a nine years' lease. Hofliin, 'as a defense, alleged a subsequent lease - for fifty years, and the consequent annulment of the prior lease for nine years. Hooley de nied ever agreeing to make the latter lease, although admitting that he had some correspondence with Hotllin iv regard toil. It is now claimed by Mr. Hooley' at torneys that at the close of the trial the court announced that he would hold tho prior lease good and decide in favor of the plaint iff, but in his findings recently filed he de cided the opposite way. Mr. Hooley's attor neys are somewhat indignant, Inasmuch as they withheld some rebuttal testimony on the strength of the court's announcement. The decision filed has, it is feared, broken off a deal by which Mr. Hooley was to dispose of tho property advantageously. The matter was brought to the notice of the court yes terday, and Judge Young said that he had misunderstood some of the statements of counsel. A stay ot judgment for the consid eration of further evidence was therefore granted. The case ot Arctander & Arctander against Andrew Swanson was tried yesterday before Judge Hicks aud a verdict rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for $210.60. Swanson was injured on the St. Paul & Kansas City rail, road and employed the Messrs. Arctander to sue the railroad company for damages, and offered to give them two-thirds of the amount recovered as payment for tnelr services. Tho company offered to settle the case for $1,50©, and while the Messrs. Arctauder were con sidering the matter Swanson. without con sulting with them, accepted 1650 in full pay. ment for his injuries. He then offered to pay his attorneys S'J<» for their services. Emmette li. Wakeman et aL sue Thomas Guusteuson et al. for $000 on several prom issory notes. A verdict was rendered iv faver of the plaintiff for $170 In the ettß of B. F. Fallon -against James Kyan. his former business partner, to recover (1.000 a* ids share of the profits in a job of grading .which was dona by them before they dissolved partnership. SHORT INTGKfifiWa Postmaster Ankeny— l was always opposed to the police commission. It has never been a success. Turn the police over to Mayor Babb and hold him responsible for the enforcement of the laws. As it is now, it is impossible to place the responsibility. Mail Supt. Ahem— The holidays nro already affecting the mails, but we are better prepared to handle them than we were last year. We have more room and have made greater preparations. Those sending packages should take great care in doing them up and in di recting them. Packages sent a little before the holidays will be less liable to loss and will be more quickly delivered. Col. M.H. Sessions— The police com mission ought not to be abolished. Everybody knows that a good law poorly executed is worse than a bad law well enforced. It has not had a fair trial, and in justice to the law and the men connected with it, it should be con tinued aud given a fair trial in tho I hands of its friends. The commission has been tried in other cities and has proved successful. Our city govern ment costs too much. The council ought to be reduced both in members and .In salary. As long as the salary remains an object, a set of men without property and without any interests but their own personal ends, will scheme for these offices. There will he no trouble with a nominal salary in finding good men to take the offices, and the interest or the city will be better served. ;'-• SINS OP A CITY Daily Expiated in the Police Court Sentence. Annie Daley, May Webbey, Ella Riley and Rosa French, arrested in the Saturday night raid and charged with resorting to houses of ill-fame and ill name, were arraigned in the police court yesterday and discharged, the of ficers making the arrests failing to prove that the houses where the women were arrested was a house of ill-fame. The charge should have been being in a house frequented by persons of ill name. L; Walker and May Williams, found ' in a room together, were found guilty of lewd and indecent conduct and fined $25 each. M. Anderson, the young man arrested on a charge of writing obscene - letters ; to James H. Brail at the Winthrop school, paid his sentence by going to tae , work house for thirty days.