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THE DAILY GLOBE
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THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
TO-DAY'S WEATHER.
Washington, Jan. 2. — Indications: For
lowa and Wisconsin: Fair: slightly warmer
in southeast portions, slightly colder in
northwest portions: winds becoming north
westerly. For Minnesota: Fair; colder;
•winds becoming northwesterly. For Dakota *.
Fair: colder, except in extreme northwest
portions nearly stationary temperature:
northwesterly winds.
. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
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St. Paul.... ~32| Ft. Buford. 30.18 IS
Ft. Sully .30.06 32 Ft. Custer.. 3; .30 lb
Ft Totten ' Helena. ...p».86 — -
Duluth....' 29.90 38 Minnedosa 29.98 -*
La Crosse. 30.-2 30 M 'A ppeUe. 3 0.1 30
Huron 004 32 Calgary. ... 30.30 24
Moorhead. 29.96 36 Medic'-e 11. 30.32 1-
Bt Vincent 29.94 30, Fort Garry .... _..-••
Bismarck. |3u.OS {Edmonton. 29. .2. .*<-.
—Below zero.
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Jamaica is said to be popular in the
East as a promoter of internal warmth.
It burns like a combination of whisky,
rum, gin and brandy.
The Sioux City Journal makes a
highly creditable exhibit of the growth
of the corn metropolis in -the twenty
eight pages of its holiday issue.
m%*
Gen. Maiione wants to go into the
cabinet, ami the Democrats are quite
willing. The heavy kickers are likely
to be with the Republicans in the
South. .-.
If the holders of the Panama bonds
have agreed to go without interest until
De Lesseps finds it convenient to pay
it, they will have a rare opportunity to
cultivate the virtue of patience.
**■
It is said that racing against time
will be one of the features of ocean
travel next season, lt is expected that
the time of the Etruria last September
will be beaten. That was six days one
hour and fifty minutes.
A coxsidekaijle portion of the bush
els of letteis received at Indianapolis is
said to contain remonstrances against
the selection of certain men as cabinet
officers, and portraying their bad quali
ties. Of course none of them are from
Democrats.
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If Dn. Hammond's theory that death
is not a necessity can be demonstrated,
St would afford satisfaction to many who
prefer the ills of this life to the uncer
tainties of the future. But people go
on dying, just as if there were no theory
of perpetual mundane existence.
- — "* —
Gov. Hill leads off in favor of more
effective measures to promote the pur
ity of elections, in a good-tempered and
judicious way that should secure favor
able attention with all parties. There
is a cancerous growth that will prove
serious, it not fatal, if not excised in
time. .
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The authorities of the Catholic church
are reported making efforts to obtain
statistics of the results of marriages of
Catholics with persons of other relig
ious faith. The practice has always
been vigorously discountenanced, and
more emphatic disapproval is likely to
be had in the future.
If a resident of the City of Mexico
Wants to send a letter to some, town in
Mexico 200 miles away, it will cost him
25 cents. He cau, however, mail it to
New York or New Zealand and have it
remailed to the Mexican town at a cost
of but 10 cents. That is one of the pe
culiarities of a country that does , not
keep step' with the age, y?
• Reimri.ic an papers are in error in
the supposition that Democrats are spe
cially anxious to see Blame left . out
of the cabinet. They have no great
amount of faith in his theories or ad
miration for his practices, but as parti
sans the Republicans have the most
cause for apprehension of his manage
ment as the chief mogul of the adminis
tration. _
The reports that English capital is
going in large volume to the almost
boundless and wonderfully productive
wheat lands of the Argentine Republic,
of South America, are not assuring.
The conditions there are favorable to
the production of wheat at the smallest
cost, and it will prove the most formi
dable competitor of - this country in the
foreign wheat markets.
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The suggestion that an experienced
newspaper man should be put at the
head of'the postal department is perti
nent. He will be likely to have a better
comprehension of the needs of the serv
ice. There is room for improvement
in the way of rapid service ami expedi
tious delivery. It is more important to
utilize fully the present facilities than
ft is to add other features or reduce the
rates. ■
'Anion authority in Pennsylvania,'
the veterinary head of the state univer
sity, makes the statement that about
half the deaths in this country from
consumption are caused by eating tu
berculous beef . As that disease is more
common in the East than in the West,
is it to be presumed that the West uses
better meat? If this thing is to go
on, of finding adulterations and germs
of disease in pretty much everything
eaten, there will be little comfort in eat
ing at all. ??;;^.y^??
■»«■ — spnss
In some states there is a good deal of
discussion about new conditions of suf
frage—such as educational or property
requirements. The tendency, however,
is to do away with- all property qualifi
cations. Rhode Island has just aban
doned its ; pronounced J feature of . this
kind, after a contest of three-quarters of
a century. ;Ben Franklin's familiar
conundrum will be recalled. He asked,
■if a voter was required to own a mule
and the mule died, who voted, the man
or the mule. --
--.: NEW STATES.
The Chicago Tribune claims credit
for the Republican party for the admis
sion of ' new states. It, however, over
looks the fact that every foot of the land
out of which these states have been
: carved was acquired : by Democrats.
The only extension ever made under
Kepublican auspices was the purchase
of Alaska, an undeveloped '• and almost
unknown region. A Democratic - ad
ministration acquired the territory out
of which all the states west of the Missis
sippi have been erected, also Oregon.
The admission of new states as the ter
ritories became sufficiently settled has
been the policy of the government, and
no special credit is due any party : for
their formation. The Republicans have
only been eager to admit them when
partisan advantage was promised.
ST. PAUL'S CREDIT.
While issue might be taken by some
with City Comptroller Roche as to his
opposition to a permanent sinking fund _<
tor the redemptiorfof bonds failing due,
none will differ in opinion as tothe mag
nificent character of the financial state
ment made by him in the Globe, of
Dec. 23. To the citizens of St. Paul it
has been a matter of just pride that, '
since the city's organization, not a bond
which lias been placed upon the market
has sold below par. On the contrary,
the bond sales have always commanded
a per cent greater than par, ranging
from Ito within a fraction of 7. Only a
city whose financial strength is based
upon conservative real estate values, a
healthy development of manufactures,
a constant increase in population,
and a proper administration of
the city's government, can command
premiums such as these from the finan
ciers of Boston, New York and other
money centers. It might be added that
another important contribution to the
success of St. Paul's credit has been the
integrity in their dealings maintained
by the commercial interests of the city.
The Eastern investor or capitalist has
come to know that the word of a St.
Paul citizen, whether pledged for him
self or his city, is as good as the bond of
Antonio or the promise of a Baking.
A city maintained on such a basis in
evitably takes the first rank among the
financial centers of the country. She
becomes an emporium of wealth, lt
hardly needs the pen of an honest
John Roche to herald her greatness to
the world. _
THE LATE JAMES BEALS.
It might well have been asked by the
bar of St. Paul and Ramsey county that
in the passing of the old year, Death
should stay its hand and let the new
come, in undimmed by heavy tears.
Men are not yet so steeped in selfish
ness that the death of one of their
number can be witnessed unmoved.
They must pause and do honor to his
merits, while breathing sorrow for his
loss. The death of James Reals
was one of those events which strike a
blow to the very heart of the commu
nity. A brilliant and exemplary mem
ber of the Ramsey county bar; an
upright citizen; a pure and fair
minded man, he made himself
a central figure of his profession.
His qualities as a lawyer were those of
persistency and faith— faith in all that
he undertook that it must be right;
eternal preserverance in pushing it
from court to court until the decision
rested with him.. Thus gifted, he car
ried to a favorable issue legal contro
versies of infinite importance, not alone
to his ciients. but to the entire legal
profession. He leaves no mean record
on the court archives of the state.
To his family and large circle of per
sonal friends nothing can be said that
will soften the terrible blow. But for
him the good light has been made, life's
race well run,* and beyond the stars and
azure skies the victory won over death.
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TO SETTLE, CONTESTS.
The unusual number of contests
come before the new congress for 'de
cision is directing attention to the need
of some more impartial tribunal for the
settlement of such questions. This is a
matter to be considered outside of poli
tics, and the time is peculiarly favorable
for it. There art? reported from fifteen
to twenty seats to be contested— a larger
number than in. any former congress.
It is assumed, quite generally, that all
of them will be determined in favor of
the political party that has the majority.
It is immaterial whether one party is
better than another. There is too much
reason to apprehend that such assump
tions are well based. It is easy to find
cases of irregularity in any election,
and still easier for partisans to assume
that they have been defrauded. When
there is party need of a stronger vote,
even careful and conscientious mem
bers are liable to be influenced by. the
sophistry of less scrupulous associates.
There should be a tribunal entirely out
side of congress for impartial consider
ation of such cases. , y
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TOURISTS IN MEXICO. y
The editors who have recently made
the tour of Mexico report that it is a
delightful country aside from its popu
lation, which needs to be exterminated
before it is fit for the stars and stripes
to float over. The climate is. perhaps,
equal to any in this section this winter,
and it is a land of floral beauty and
luscious fruits. They were careful to
be shocked, of course, at the Sunday
bull fights, and surprised at the amount
of drunkenness visible. In the city of
Mexico they claim to. have seen more
men drunk every day than would be
found in the largest continental cities
in a year. A .very fair drink may be
had, with pulque, for a cent and a half.
This fact may an inducement, for an
nexation with those who want new fields
for temperance labors, and the perhaps
more numerous class who want facili
ties for getting drunk cheaply. The
tourists' reports, however, will hardly
stimulate the annexation : feeling gen
erally." ' " "."' : "'-'_7' 7 7. 11.
- %§ THE BUSTLE WINS/
There is. an attempt to claim the bus
tle as one of the domestic policies of the
new administration. Mrs. Cleveland
was reported to have sat down upon it
prior to the election, and evoked much
indignation. The Democrats were de
feated, and protection for this instltu
<■ tion was vindicated. Mrs. Haktuson
has promptly asserted its prerogative.
It was in New York where the issue
was specially prominent, and that * was
where the Democrats sustained their
decisive loss. Some statistics pertinent
to the question have recently been
gathered there. Out of the opera-goers
ninety per cent stood up for the bustle.
The shop girls were unanimous for
voluminous adherence to it, and only
with the low caste people found in the
police courts was there any consider
able favor for. its abolition. It may be
claimed that the popular verdict, as
gathered from the electoral college, was
in favor of the bustle.
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yy VALE. BOREALIS. y?^:iy
To our Eastern friends around Sar
anac, who are troubled with a -mean
temperature of 20 deg. below zero, we
of Minnesota can extend :* sincere sym
pathy— since for the last sixty days we
have enjoyed a state of weather incom
parable with that of any other northern
clime. Day after day of calm, of soft
blue skies, ; of: a warm, bright sun;
nights of radiant stars and mild temper
ature, have all conspired to strengthen
the belief that BoisEALis Rex has gone
to the Atlantic coast for his winter quar
ters. While it is true that we lose
thereby our palace and winter sports,
THE SAINT P^ DAILY GLOBE: TIILItSDAY MOENING, JANUARY 3, 1889.
the proposition to substitute for them
the sports of Venetian carnivals , may
amply compensate us. For the skater
we will substitute the dancer, and : re- :
place ice" with ; flowers. ? The ' fur-lined
garments of trie Ice King will disappear
before the linen duster and Panama
bat. In short, we will announce the
flight of Borealis and the reign of eter
nal summer in the Northern Mississippi
valley. -?\ v
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POLITICS IGNORED.
In keeping the board of fire commis
sioners free from political influences
Mayor Smith is pursuing a policy
broad-gauged and of benefit to the en
tire community. His appointment of
George Mitsch? Jr., will command re
spect for its fairness and the' abilities
of the - new commissioner. Charles
Parker was tendered a reappoint
ment, which he declined owing to busi
ness reasons. The fire department has
reached; those proportions that make it
a strong limb of the body corporate. ". In
efficiency and discipline it ranks among
the first in the country. Aside from the
practical work of Chief Black, much
of this is due to the official labors of
men of the stamp ot Messrs. Warner,
PRENDERGAST, Freeman, MARTIN
and Parker. Having managed the de
partment on business and not political
principles, they are gratified to find
themselves sustained by a public-spir
ited mayor.
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THE STATE PRESS.
Sabinesque.
Carver News.
The senatorial question is assuming de
cidedly Sabinesque proportions.
Point for Veterans,
Winnebago City Press.
Veterans, attention 1 Senator Sabin during
his first term has had increased or restored
1,000 pensions. Every bill introduced by
Senator Sabin has passed the senate and be
come a law. ■ '*
A Dynasty.
Caledonia Argus.
Brother Heatwole dubs the Washburn sena
torial combine a ''dynasty." We are not so
clear as to what will be the environment of
its death, but that it is certain to "dy" is the
decree already entered.
Wants Local Option.
Fairmount News.
There is one thing that the friends of tem
perance iv the state of Minnesota should
urge upon the next legislature, and that is if
prohibition is not at present practicable, that
local county option should become law.
. Mellow Weather.
Janesville Argus.
The Review says that "a brace of Mankato
politician:**" were recently in St. Paul, and
while there called on the governor-elect.
Their condition was such as to leave not a
favorable impression on the governor.
A Great Gulf Fixed.
Jamestown Alert. "*-,'— y.
If the Farmers' alliance legislature in Da
kota gets any assistance or applause this
year from the newspapers it ■ will . not be
through the Pioneer Press.
Between them now is a great gulf fixed and
the tide is coming in.
Not an Ice Climate.
Duluth Herald.
The St. Paul ice palace enterprise is in
danger. This is not tho proper climate for
the promotion of ice palace schemes, To
have ice palaces a city must have ice, and
ice is unknown in the Northwest. The
effete East is the only place where ice palaces
are practicable this year. _^,
~ ""^Tgsh,.
The Capitol. _♦;
Granite Falls Tribune. '*"-
The capitol removal project is up again,
and as usual St. Paul couteuds that it is a
scheme of real estate men to boom property
at Midway. Be that as it may, the state at
large favors no removal of its present cap
itol house for a time at least, as the present
building is eminently adequate for all pur
poses for years to come.
Will Distribute.
Moorhead News..
Mr. Comstoek declares that he has no in
terest in appointments except to ascertain
what the people want in regard to filling the
offices. He is anxious that good men shall
be selected— the best obtainable— and any
way in which this can be made known to
him by the communities most interested will
be acceptable to him, whether this, be by pe
tition, letters cr resolutions of a public meet
ing.
A Phenomenon.
The Dakota Chief.
The Growth of the Twin Cities of Minne
sota has been no mote of a phenomenon than
has been the success of the St. Paul Globe.
Passing iuto its present, hands a few years
since with an insignificant circulation it has
steadily widened its scope and increased its
circulation until it is recognized to-day as a
leader among the newspapers of the North
west. Its success is due solely to good man
agement and awake newspaper enter
prise. -
Their Pension Bureau.
Mankato Free Press.
In fact it is a well understood fact in the
department at Washington that Senator
Sawyer, of Wisconsin, and Senator Sabin
have practically run a pension bureau of
their own, and it is within the bounds of
verification that Senator Sabin's efforts in
this line have saved to the old soldiers, their
widows and orphans from 5*20,000 to $25,000
in attorneys' fees, which would have been
legitimate - charges under the regular sched
ules, and then probably they would not have
accomplished one-half as much good as has
been realized through Senator Sabin's efforts.
A Rare Treat.
Morris Sun.
Christmas Globe was a rare treat to the
tens of thousands of readers of that stirring
journal. It i was a thirty-two page paper.
Besides the regular dish-u*s of all local and
foreign news of the day it contained the
most complete and interesting review of the
present condition, past progress and future
prospects of St. Paul and Minneapolis and
the great Northwest, besides a seasoning of
other miscellaneous matter highly entertain
ing to all. It is printed on tinted paper and
profusely illustrated. Somebody has said,
,and certainly this stroke of enterprise verifies
'the assertion? that "the Globe is a hummer."
Its Christmas, 188S, edition is an elegant
piece of journalism.
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PRO3IINENT PEOPLE.
A Tolstoi club has been formed in Boston.
Tolstoi may be considered a sort of a Christ
mas toy at the nub.
j A Boston correspondent says that W. H. H.
Murray*s new book. -"Daylight Land," is hav
ing an enormous sale.
Mary Anderson is meeting with success in
Boston. She was clever enough to let that
city know that she had met Mr. Browning.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, author of -Robert
Elsmere," is very much annoyed at the re
ports that her famous story is to be drama
tized. , .
The head waiter in a prominent New York'
restaurant received $700 in tips on Christ
mas. He is reported to have said that tipping
and tippling seem to go together.
Edgar Saltus has wriiteu a novel entitled
"Transactions in Hearts.'.' The name will
call up sad reminiscences to the man who
has frequently held four hearts and a card
of another suit.
Angel Warriss is a lecturer who is trying to
impress London with his greatness." He can
recite the whole of Milton's "Paradise Lost"
and Shelley's "Queen Mab." It is feared
that England will retaliate on this country
by sending Warriss over here.
A sister of the late Colorow, chief of the
Southern JUtes, died the day after > her
brother's demise. She was ; old : and feeble
and could not withstand the sad news of the
renegade's departure. The public, however,
has borne Colorow's death with great equan
imity. - - ■ -
Jim Givens. the brave negro who recently ■
reproduced "Jim Bludso's" heroic deed on a [
burning steamboat on the Mississippi, bore a :
name which will not be forgotten. English
newspapers are telling the story of his glori-
o us death. - Here is a chance for George R.
Sims to pay ' the tribute of verse to a noble •;
fellow.
King Kalakaua, of the Sa«dwich Islands, \
has become a prey to the cigarette habit. He !
awakens in the night to puff his " paper-coy- j
ered weed, he smokes : between : courses' at ' j
meals, and is, in fact, J daring his waking :
hours always surrounded by: a cloud of ill-" i
smelling smoke. The influence of his exam- J
ple has affected Queen Kapiolani,? and she j
rolls a cigarette with the skill 'of a Spanish
senorita. '."' .".''• '
? Somebody has taken the trouble to inform
the world that Queen Victoria is a very harcl |
worker. She breakfasts at 9 and then spends !
the morning dictating letters to her secretary ,
At 2p. m. she takes luncheon, then holds a j
court ceremony and afterwards indulges in a
short drive. She does hot dine until 9p. m. {
As her mail is enormous, she really, gets
through vast deal of work in a day. Once
in awhile questions of state of some iinpor-j !
tance require her attention. The fact is that |
she has no sinecure. . t ■
", :. On Satuiday.William K. Gladstone reached ;
his " seventy-ninth year. Naples and "Har^ '
warden both realized | his ] fact. Gladstone is
now at the former place.aud the telegraph of ;
flee there was overworked iv the effort to seep
pace with the congratulatory messages sent (
to him from all parts of the world. Count- '
less flpresents went to Hawarden. Oxford !
sent him a silver lamp. Cambridge presented
him with rare books. There were all sorts of
gifts, from sweetmeats to a weighing ma
chine. Gladstone is in splendid health at
present, and even talks of climbing Vesuvius.
Rev. Dr. Hale," dean of Rochester, England,
recently took the ground in a sermon that
one who partook moderately of alcoholic
beverages was more manly and noble that he
who abstained altogether. The former, he
claimed, showed moral strength and courage,
while the latter was actuated by fear of his
own weakness. He, for one, •he declared,
would always oppose the attempt to make
the church a total abstinence society instead
of a temperance society. The total abstainers
denounce the dean, j now, as a wine bibber,
and the friend of publicans and sinners,
while the occasional drinkers are * warm in
their admiration of his discourse.
The supply of gentlemen riders is falling
short. Some of the worst riding that has'
been seen in New York for years, according
to good judges of horsemauship,distinguished
the horse show at Madison Square Garden.
Since that time Foxhall Keene, the champion
gentleman jockey, has decided to remain at
Cambridge and put in his time studiously, to
the total exclusion of horseback riding, and
young Morris, the daring Baltimore rider.has
been so badly shattered by recent falls that
he will not take "a mount the coming year.
The list of gentlemen riders who have been
killed while indulging m crosscountry
sports is not a small one. Accidents are fre
quent and ominous, and the fault is now laid
by Western sportsmen to the small English
saddles which are always used. They point
triumphantly to the fact that a cowboy can
ride anything from a locomotive to a razor
backed hog, and announce that three-fourths
of it is due to his saddle. It is difficult to see,
however, how a cowboy's saddle could save
a man whose horse falls on him in taking a
jump.
- LITTLE LAUGHS.
All the pawnshop patron wants is to be let
a loan.— Mail, *
Marble statues are noted for their stony ex
pression.— Chronicle.
' Any good watchmaker can deliver selections
from his own works.— Pittsburg Chronicle.
Scrub oak ought to be utilized in the manu
facture of brushes and brooms— Pittsburg
Chronicle.
If any foreign power attempts to dig the j
Panama canal shoot it on th c spot— Washj j
ingtonPost. * • ' v?- 1 ? i
Temperance is the moderate use of good j
things and total abstinence from bad things. . I
—The Voice.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, and j
accounts fot many magazine articles.— Chi- j
cago Leader. '1 I
Ever victorious in naval warfare, the Ameri; !
can navy returns home in triumph from' \
Hay ti— Bee. ''
The poet who says he wove fancies "light
as zephyr's play" probably used an air-loom.
— Binghamton Republican. '"
It is a part of the business of the bald
headed sinner to protest against the saying
that "the good die young."— Picayune^ 7171.
"There is such a thing as carrying a choke'
too far," as a Colorado horse thief remarked'
to a necktie social.— Drake's Magazine.
Many men who gloomily ask, "Is life worth
living?" wili not eat hot biscuits through
fear of injuring their • health.— Atchison
Globe.
If H. Rider Haggard knows anything of the
whereabouts of Henry M. Stanley why ,
"doesn't he speak out like a '-—Chicago
Tribune.
Now that Christmas is over there can be no
harm in getting out of bed cross if the baby
has been squalling all night.— New York '
Evening Sun. Jf?i§39
There is at least one thing in which a ves
sel ana a woman resemble each other. Each
slips off her stays when she goes into the •
water.— Ocean. 4Psi
Gen. Harrison is not a man to be influenced "
by soft soap, says an Indiana contemporary.
He probably knows that soft soap comes
from lye.— Now York Graphic.
A box of sardines was recently found in
the stomach of a bear killed in Michigan.
The box was nearly digested, but the sar
dines were all right.— Burlington Free Press.
The man who thinks he can heave in a few *
toddies, and go home and deceive his wife ;
into an idea that he is quite sober, is worse :
fooled than he . thinks she is.— Milwaukee
Journal. ; 1 yy - ■-7 : >~7jl
Augustus Treadwell (amusing himself
with Willie Bly while waiting for his sister)
—Does your mother ever take you in hand,
Willie? Willie Bly— one hand. There
ain't any flies on the other hand, though, you
bet!— Burlington Free Press. y : : :'
Mrs. Brown (who has boarders) And how
is Mr. Smith getting along? Mrs. Smith- 1
fear he is past . recovery. For the last two
weeks he has eaten scarcely enough to keep
a robin alive. Mrs. Brown (unconsciously)
—Isn't that lovely?— Boston Transcript.
The writer of a book on dancing estimates
that eighteen waltzes are equal to about
fourteen miles of straight work. The fa
tigued girl, too languid to help her mother
about the house, can do eigheten waitzea au
evening when she wishes to be particularly
. agreeable.— New Orleans Picayune.
"What is wonderful about you?". asked the
visitor to the museum. . "Can you crush a
cart-wheel between youi thumb and forefin
ger or make your chest big enough to hold
the crown jewels of England?'" "No, I'm the
clergyman who hasn't preached a sermon on'
'Robert Elsmere.' "—New York Sun.
They were fellow passengers on the train.
"Greas mistake in laying out this line be
tween Shaw's Fork and Greenbush.V saia the.
tall, slim man as he looked out' of the winji,
dow. "If they had located the route along
Cedar Creek by the way of St. Augustine it
would have saved the company 820,000."
"I think you are mistaken," replied the
short, fat man. "I hare been all over this'
section on foot, and——" '
; "So have I."
"My dear sir," rejoined the - fat passenger
with the . air of one about to administer a ;
knock-out blow. "I am the man who sur
veyed this part of the line for the company."
"My friend." said the tall, slim man, look
ing down at him pityingly, "I starred in 'Un
cle Tom's Cabin' for three seasons all through
this part of the country."— Chicago Tribune; \
A DAY DREAM. ;|J
Old friend, I never shall forget a !
How you and I, in summer weather, '*■'-'" i
Told secrets o'er our cigarette, .T !
And dreamed our sweet day (dreams to- j
gether!
The smoke about your golden hair
Like incense rose, with sweet perfume,
And floating on the balmy air,
Its sweet nepenthe filled the room.
Iv ripening hay-fields hummed the bees, '-J, >
And all the drowsy afternoon .'•:'?"'
Was rocked to slumber by the breeze,
The breeze of lovely, "leafy June." :;"-./'
In smoke our troubles died away,
Our worries faded in the haze. ■ "'
To-day was ours, and but to-day, '.- :*.*..*. .
And what cared we for future days? -
Ah, sweet : I would that you and I—
No cares to vex us or provoke--
With drowsy days and cigarettes,. . ; . „
Might pass our lives away in smoke.
And lotus-eating all the while, . ??-.:
Aud drinking deep of Lethe's stream, vt '■
Lulled by soft breezes, warm and sweet, -;. ;
Our lives would be a summers dream. ~ -y
A dream of music" soft arid low, ' '.' V y
A dream of quiet and of rest.
We'd dream the dreams of long ago.
The dreams of days we loved the best. - ;
—Wynne Leonard.
St. Paul, Jan. 1, ISS9. - .
SOL AND LUNA.'
The -Eclipse as -It Appeared at
' Brown's Valley. .
Special to the Globe. . . ."* - -
1 • Brown's Valley, Jan. 2.— Owing to
; the peculiar configuration of this local-
I ity, our observation of the "eclipse pre
| sents phases of special interest worthy
:of historic mention. I doubt if the same
j scene in all particulars . occured any
: where else : within the penumbral
I shadow. -'Unfortunately for mere accu
racy. I had" no optical instrument to
, look through but ... a common smoked .
i glass ; but this was sufficient - to : reveal
j wonderful " phenomena. According to
{ my watch— railroad time— the shadow of
j the moon touched the western - edge of
the sun's disc at five . minutes past 3
i o'clock; as near as the eye could * calcu
i late at an angle of about . 33 deg. to a
i perpendicular, the observer standing at
; a' ( point relatively northeast from the
* sun. A mere shred of dark at 'first,
trembling in the liquid of gold, as if
hesitating to advance,? blushingly .ask
ing permit from his most august maj
• esty ; then a tiny crescent, a thing of
Silent gloom. Imperceptibly the dark
I rbund bead swells in size, giant at
length in proportions, and, like some
Perseus flying through the " air from
conquest of the Gorgons, is holding
alliance with the beautiful Andromeda,
chained with golden fetters. To ap
oearauce the astronomers had miscal
culated this time; for the shadow will
be large enough soon to cover the entire
disc. How sharp and finely cut the
points of the two crescents— the I dark
and the light! Is not the passage . direct
across from right to left? For, see, the
moon is climbing, balancing the upper
horn with the lower, determined to
stand them upright, opening in splendor
a luminous concave behind the dark
convex. The day pales, but so unlike
sunset! So coldly solemn, so ghostly the
shadows of the building's and trees, and
deathly the' icy glare of the lake yon
der?, Will not the stars peep through
their somber veils and tell us that they
have not forsaken us, even if our dear
sun is dying? As the day-night glows
and gleams, so palpably forlorn and sad,
instinctively the soul is still with great
thoughts of an eclipse of earth, life .im
palled in death, and of a hope that it
will be but transition into ineffable
glory hereafter. It must be so, for note
the 'returning trails of light pour
ing into this valley, which but a
moment ago gloomed in awful silence.
Oh, for. a telescope! but stop not to
wish it. Gaze again. The shadow is
lifting, actually lifting up angularly,
but zenithward. The lower horn of the
luminous crescent thickens, while the
upper one thins, and apparently glides
eastward. Maybe we are superstitious,
like our progenitors. Somehow a feel
ing awakens now of brighter hopes; for
the audacious eclipse is gliding off.
Be it superstition in science of physics*,
but, in science of soul that ever springs
immortal, high resolution inspired by
this tragic scene in the sky belongs to
this New Year's day. This hour is
holy; the eclipse has made it so; and
many millions think as we do of the
order of worlds —out ,of a shadow into
light and life again. '.
Look at the sunset now. Two-thirds
of our sun. is. elongated downward, a
casket of pure brilliants pendant in tne
azure. You cau see it with the , naked
■eye under the curve of the hand. Its
left quarter is scooped out How
fast 'tis sinking! Look just
; across the horizontal line of
j tbe bluffs that edee the Dakota prairie.
S lt appears another eclipse, this time a
; straight cut-off, three digits— five,
sue— half the sun lost to view—
Slower horn of shadow touches the
'ground veil, and lo! a pillar of burnished
igpld, a perfect pyramid of glory— a wide
base— acolumn no art can copy— sharp
I apex casting up * flashes that daze the
senses. Down it sinks, down, down in
'rapturous departure— to a daz
zling triangle. Why must it go? But
it plunges below, and just as it in
fringes upon the prairie line, it shoots
[out upon it radial sparks, glorious as
tl)e bars of Jupiter, and they shoot over
tr»e valley in silver shivers now— mo
ment, and gone. The eclipse is still on,
though all hid from our view: it is the
•last lingering kiss at the gate of sunset;
it is the parting of worlds to close the
beautiful of the New Year's day of 1889.
Be Thankful That Chivairy Still
Lives in Brooklyn.
Texas Sif tings.
. A Brooklyn man the other day struck
a woman whom he didn't know, mis
taking her for his own wife, whom she
resembled closely. Of course he made
the most profuse apologies when he
discovered his error. No one, he said,
: could regret such a mistake more than
himself. If there was anything he did
pride himself on it was his chivalric re
gard for woman, and he always stood
ready to defend her even at the risk of
his life. Had he known that she was
not his wife, but an unprotected
female— a stranger, too— he would have
given his right arm rather than injure
: a hair on her head. He claimed to be a
gentleman, and hoped he knew what
was due to the sex. The poor man's
contrition was something painful to be
hold, but before the woman, moved to
pity, could assure him of her forgive
: ness, he caught sight of his own . wife
crossing the street, and hastened away
to administer the chastisement acci
dentally delayed. -7y. ■-.?:■
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. In the Soup.
Chicago New ■
"You know young Fake down at the
office?" said Slabbs, who lives on tlie
West side, to his wife.
: "Yes. What about him?"
. "Well, I guess he's in the soup."
* " 'In tlie soup?' What new slang is
that? What does it mean?"
: "Why, it-means that he's fired."
; "By that I suppose -that you mean
that he has lost his place??'
"Of course. When anything's fired
it's discharged, isn't it?"
"But I can't see the connection be
tween 'in the soup' and 'fired.' " *y
; "You can't? Did you ever . see or
. hear of soup that hadn't got the fire?"
The look that she gave him was so
wicked that a passing detective arrested
it on the suspicion of being Tascott.
Field's Fan.
St. Paul's ice palace for this year is
pictured out beautifully on paper, but
the material for its construction has not
yet been provided. It is a warm day,
however, vjhen St. Paul gets left.—
cago News.
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i .fANNEXATIONAD FANTASY.
."With blandest smile, with kindest bow,
j "■'Wilt thou be mine?*' says Uncle Sam;
The damsel puckers up her brow
1 With sembled anger, while a h— m
' 0 Of feigned surprise most coyly slips
) - Between the edges of her lips.
{ 'And off she flies, a fawn or lamb. .
But not fene nature. No I
I She only flies to be pursued:
i'T'is that his love may greater grow,
\ And be time-tested, she is rude. ;
t A leap-year look lurks in her eyes ;
! Because she loves she still denies;
: She would not. yet she would be wooed.
"No love-lorn suitor he, but strong.
! 'Great thewed and tall, as fits a man;
tHe pipes no lay of amorous song.
5 He does not blush beneath his tan.
He says: "My gel, I know yer trices,
Te're"willin', spite o' all yer kicks.
Be skittish; prance roun' all ye can.
"I know the critters. Ef yer chase
: They'll run and break just like young
-.'. : . " steers; ' " .
•But jest yew turn away yer face
An' say. Wall, thar ain't no one keers,
I don't want yew ef jew don't me.
i Thar's jest's good fish left in the sea:
; They'll turn . and chase yew then, the
"dears:'' • " -'--' '■'■??: i.
So ITiiele Samuel turns hisheel
* And whittles out a few more states.
The lair Cauuckess cries. '1 feel
y My soul adores more than it nates .'
" This Yankee, though I'm o'er young yet
For marriage. He must not forget
The woman's lost who hesitates."
She hies her to her icy lakes. . .* y
Her somber forests, grand and f rore ;
Love in oosom boils and bakes.
She strives against him.most forlore.
She murmurs. "Silly maid I am, \_^ -.
; - Time'll give me away to L'OncleSam,* . ".;.
But I'm so shy 1 want to keep him knock
ing nt the door"' '-y
- ??.." ' '. —New York Sun. ■"
CELTS INCONTEMPT.
Several Notables Likely to
Be Punished by the Par
nell Commission.
Either Gladstone's Memory
Is Defective or He Is a
Prevaricator.
Czar Alexander's Consort
Said to Be Losing Her
Reason.
General Grenfell Distributes
Taffy and Gratuities To
Egyptian Troops.
London, Jan. 2.— Mr. Gladstone's tel
egram disclaiming the accuracy of the
translation of his letter suggesting that
the position of the . pope be made the
subject of international arbitration has
led to correspondence on the subject,
which will appear in the Tablet to-mor
row. ** Mr. Cox, the editor of the Tablet,
says that the letter from Mr. Gladstone
clearly refers to the present position of
the pope, and he places side by side Mr.
Gladstone's letter in Italian and the
translation in English, proving the ac
curacy of the translation which Mr.
Gladstone declares untrustworthy. Mr.
"Gladstone's words in writing to the
Marquis de Riso are as follows :
I consider the question of the pope's posi
tion of such importance as to merit the in
tervention of an international arbitration. I
boast that I was the promoter of the inter
international arbitration in connection with
the Alabama question. By such a method it
would be possible to unlock the difficulty re
lating to the Vatican.?'
The Pall Mall Gazette upholds the
accuracy of. the translation and asks
Mr. Gladstone to explain what he means
if he does not mean international arbi
tration on the pope's position. 777.
BOY ALLY UECEIVED AT NAPLES.
Naples, Jan. 2.— Mr. Gladstone vis
ited the municipal palace to-day and
was warmly received. The whole coun
cil assembled to welcome him, and he
was greeted with military hoftors. The
syndic, in the name of the city, deliv
ered an address of welcome, and
thanked Mr. Gladstone for his past serv
ices to Italy, and especially to Naples.
Mr. Gladstone was deeply moved. He
responded briefly, and was wildly ap
plauded at the conclusion of his re
marks..
WILL CALL OX THE POPE.
Rome, Jan. 2.— The Riforma publishes
an interview with Mr.JGladstone. Mr.
Gladstone repudiated the idea that Ire
land, under home rule, would become a
mere papal instrument.
In support of his belief Mr. Gladstone
instanced the fact that the Irish had
chosen Protestants as their political
leaders, beginning with Mr. Parnell. In
regard to the papal question his views
had not changed. He considered the
accession of temporal power by the pope
as incompatible with the unity and
liberty of itally. But the person of the
pope was very near * his heart, and he
desired to see him surrounded- with all
the respect which prestige guarantees
for his authority. In passing through
Rome he should call at the Vatican
simply as an act of politeness and with
no other intention.
-LOSING HER MIND.
The Czarina Is ' Gradually Suc
cumbing to Mental Depres
sion.
Loxdox, Jan. 2.— Ever since the
wrecking of the czar's train at Borki,
the czarina has suffered from mental
depression, • which has increased to a
point causing the utmost anxiety for,
her health. " Her symptoms closely re
semble the malady, with which her sis
ter, the Duchess of Cumberland, was
afflicted some time ago n and Prof.
Blkin, the czarina's regular physician,
has advised the czar to have her treated
by Prof. Leidesdorf, of Vienna, under
whose treatment the Duchess of Cum
berland was cured. The almost abso
lute certainty that the disaster to the
czar's train was the result of criminal
conspiracy, and not of accident, as at
first supposed, has had" much to do with
the czarina's increased depression of
spirits, and it is believed that a sojourn
outside the boundaries of Russia, for a
time, would prove highly beneficial to
her. jags
PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT.
Gen. Grenfell Distributes TafFy
and Gratuities to Egyptian
Troops.
Suakim, Jan. Gen. Grenfell will
shortly return to Cairo. A special
parade of troops took place to-day,
when the Egyptian officers aud men
were highly commended by the khedive,
through Gen. Grenfell, for their bravery
in the recent battle. Gen. Grenfell ad
dressed the troops and gave the men
gratuities. A deserter from the Arab
camp says that Osman attempted to
send the women of his harem to Suakim,
fearing trouble with the dervishes.
The .women were started, but were
stopped by the Arab scouts and sent
back to Haudoub. The dervishes are
very suspicious of Osman, whom they
accuse of treachery. Arab scouts
mounted on camels and spearmen on
foot were observed to-day from an out
lying fort. . . -
LIBERALS ARE WRATH Y.
... -11l ■
They Are Tired of One-Man Power
in the National Clnb.
Loxdox, Jan. 2.— The National Lib
eral club, at a meeting to-night, elected
215 town members and 114 country
members. Six hundred and seventy
five members have resigned from the
club. At the meeting to-night several
Liberal speakers warned the Gladston
ians that unless the club became a really-
Liberal organization, instead of being
associated with the name * of a single
leader, its influence would be lost. The
Gladstonians say that, notwithstanding
the large number of secessions from the
club, the new subscriptions amount to
£12,500. ggg
. .
BESIEGED BY BAILIFFS.
* * .— — V
Exciting Scenes at an Eviction in
County Donegal.
Dublin, Jan. 2.— A series of very ex-*
citing scenes attended an eviction from
the Olphert - estate ■ in County Donegal
to-day. A blacksmith named O'Don
nell had strongly barricaded his house,
and the bailiffs and ": police attempting
to effect an entrance by storm were sev
eral times repulsed. In one of the at
tempts Sergt, McComb received severe
pitchfork. wounds in the cheek and leg,
and serious injuries about the head
from the stones with which the attack
ing party were pelted, and was carried
away entirely disabled for further duty.
Ringing : cheers from the bystanders
greeted each successive repulse of the
police and bailiffs. " Finally, when the
soldiers were ordered to fire upon the
house, the besieged party were advised
by Father Stephens* to surrender, and
they did so. Ten persons were arrested, ?
including Father McFadden, amid the
cheers of the crowd. ;?;?y
* King Luis Opens tne Cortes.
Lisbox, Jan. The cortes was
opened to-day . by the king in person.
His majesty, in. his address, referred to
the sympathetic reception accorded to
himself -.* and , the * queen during their
foreign tour. With regard: to the East
Africa blockade he said that Portugal
would willingly join in the movement.
The government, he. said, was particu
larly desirous ol effecting ' electoral re-; ;
forms and of increasing the strength of
the army and navy. ', '•'.-<
ABIDING FAITH.
Colombians Are _ Hopeful . That -
. Lesseps' Big Ditch Will Be Com
pleted.
? Panama, Dec. Some anxiety has
been occasioned here by the crisis
through which . the Panama canal com
pany has been passing recently. Serious ■
alarm, however, has not been felt, the
faith in the ultimate successful issue of
the enterprise being great. : Work still
continues steadily oh ?* the ? canal, the
various contractors have, promptly paid
off up to date, and ■•: everybody seems
cheerful and unaffected." Apart from
the inevitable indulgence in talk more or
less wild, by uninformed and irrespon
sible persons, the only sign of any crisis
is to be found in : the money market, .
where the premium on gold and foreign
notes has advanced from 44 to 60 per cent.
One of the most curious features ot the
situation is the manifest, alarm that is
felt abroad regarding the resultant con
dition of affairs on the isthmus. From
the fact that ships of war are being
sent down, it would appear that riots and
disorder are considered sure to occur.
Of these the preliminary indications are
yet to be seen. There does not appear
to be any disposition on the part of the
populace to excitement. But even
were these fears to be realized the
country should be quite independent of
the active intervention of foreign aid.
With 600 troops in this city, ready at a
moment's notice for transportation to
any point between here and Colon, and
with a well armed and disciplined po
lice force of 150 men in Colon, Panama
is in a position to
REPRESS AXY RIOTOUS TEXDEXCIES
that may be manifested. The floods of
the Chagres have entirely subsided.
The subsiding waters left tons of mud
on the submerged lands, but singularly
little damage was done beyond the de
struction of a few locomotives in . the
canal and one or two launches in the
river. The Pena Pricta fishing ground
near this city, was on last Monday
night the scene of a curious conflict. A
shark measuring about eighteen feet in
length by ten across the head got en
tangled in the seines of the fishermen.
The battle that ensued when the fisher
men drew their unwelcome prize into
shallow water was a furious one. But
the monster eventually succumbed, and
his remains still lie on the beach.
Advices from Bogota, Nov. 20. say the
first constitutional congress closed its
labors on the 16th. It will be import
ance for merchants and shippers in the
United States who are connected with
this republic, to learn that from Nov. 1,
1888, all consuls, vice consuls and con
sular and commercial agents of the re
public abroad, the postmaster general
in Panama, and the postal agent *in
Colon, are ordered to collect $8 for the
certificates attached to the three in
voices required for each shipment of
over three packages, and $20 for the cer
tificates attached to each invoice re
quired by the present custom house
regulations; and, for the purpose of
preventing doubts arising in the minds
of any of the consuls, 14 is directed to
be charged for each certified invoice,
even should the shipment not include
four packages.
Celts in Contempt.
Loxoox, Jan. 2.— James Hanneii,
president of the Parnell commission, is
in London for the purpose of conferring
with his associate commissioners in the
matter of another contempt case, upon
which the commission will act at its next
sitting. The identity of the person or
persons held to be in contempt is not
disclosed, and the silence observed on
this point is creating a feeling of
nervousness in the breasts of many per
sons who have expressed themselves
concerning the actions of the commis
sion, in print and otherwise, quite
freely. ?
Bidding for Votes.
Loxdox, Jan. 2.— Sir John Pender, in
an interview with a correspondent at
Glasgow to-day, showed quite plainly
the extent of his anxiety to occupy the
vacant parliamentary seat, for Govan
by the bid he made for the suffrages of !
those interested in the increase of bust-,
ness on the Clyde. If elected, hi said,
he would bring to the Clyde all of the
work in connection with the laying and
maintaining of submarine telegraphs.
What he would do in the matter iv the
event of his defeat he did not, however,
say.
Murdered by Moonlighters.
Dublin, Jan. 2.— farmer named
Brown, who had taken a farm from
which the tenants had been evicted, be-
Tame involved in a dispute with four
men concerning his occupancy of the
farm, and was set upon by them and
brutally murdered. The killing took
place on the highway near Ballinasloe.
The police have made no arrest.
Believed to Be Nenfeld.
Special Cable to the £lobe.
Suakim, Jan. 2.— A Greek who has
arrived from Khartoum says that some
months ago the mahdi's troops captured
an Englishman passing through the
territory of the Kabbabbish tribe from
the westward. He did not know his
name. The man was said by the mahdi
to be a lord, but it is believed here that
he is Neufeld. When the Greek left
Khartoum he regarded an early emeute
among the mahdi's followers as immi
nent. .
Royalty Betrothed.
Pestii, Jan. 2.— The betrothal of the
Archduchess Margaret, second daughter
of Archduke Joseph, to Prince Albert
of Thurn and Taxis, is announced.
Cablettes.
All of the British traders fled from Dares
salem after the attack upon the town by the
coast tribes, in which many of the insur
gents were killed. The situation at Bago
moyo and Daressalem is daily growing
worse. War ships are constantly present at
both places.
Better skating than England has enjoyed
for mauv years is reported from several
points iu'the provinces and a. large number
of professional matches are occurring. The
contest for the championship of England
will be decided at Cambridge on Friday,
Conservatives support the Bulgarian gov
ernment's foreign policy. The majority of
the Bulgarian refugees in Southern Russia
and Roumania will return to Bulgaria in con
sequence of the granting of amnesty.
Beerbohm Tree made a remarkably suc
cessful debut as Falstaff at a matinee in- the
Haymarket theater, London.yesterday, in the
presence of a highly artistic and critical
audience.
' The Austrian syndicate formed some time
ago has failed, the price of corn now being
about half what the syndicate paid for its
holding of that product.
Lord George Hamilton, first lord of the ad
miralty, is at Portsmouth superintending the
•preparation of a naval mobilizatiou scheme.
The municipal authorities of Paris have
granted 540,000 for the purpose of lighting
the Avenue de l'Opera by electricity.
A bulletin issued by the physicians attend
ing John Ruskin, last night, indicates that
he is dangerously ill.
A silk syndicate has been formed by some
of the richest silk firms of Loudon and
Lyons.
The floods in Southern France have caused
euormous damage.
m
FourthTof July at Fullerton.
Special to the Globe.
Fullertox, Dak.. Jan. 2.— Bowery
dance is now in full blast in . the open
air on the first floor of the, new hotel
now being built. Everything, is in
Fourth of July order, even to straw hats
and linen coats. Ice cream and lemon
ade are in good demand. A grand dis
play of fireworks opened the ball, the
whole town ' and surrounding country
participating. _■ ■ -.
Faithful Watchman Assassinated.
Special to the Globe.
Di'lctii. Minn., Jan. 2.'— Still another
murder by unknown parties is reported
from Cloquet. This time it is a watch
man, name unknown, who * was shot
down .while defending the company
supplies on the Duluth & Winnipeg
railroad. No arrest has been made, .
_*.
* Skipped Across the Border.
Special to the Globe. .
Fargo. Dak., Jan. 2.— F. G. Schultze,
tailor, has gone to Winnipeg With his
stock of goods. „ Creditors are L mourn-;
ing. He left after business hours Mon
day night. ? ■",'■■.
MORRISSEY'S LUCK.
The Colorado ; Miner Outwits a
Clever Bunco Man.
New York Letter: John D. Morris
sey, the Colorado miner and owner oK
Montana Regent, ? received courtesies
from - strangers ■ this afternoon that
touched his heart. Mr. Morrissey, w
came *to town in a slouch hat, has got
over that now and looks like an affluent
sporting man if anybody does. He was
coming out of his lawyer's office in the
Stewart building, Chambers street
and Broadway,,, about 2 o'clock this
afternoon when he was accosted
by a young, well-dressed man who car
ried a valise. The young fellow rushed
up, grasped Mr. Morrissey by the hand
ar.d almost shouted : "Hellow, Johnny,
when did you come in from Leadville?"
The young fellow's face was familiar
to Mr. Morrrisscy, and when he men
tioned the names of two or three
Leadville men, the two went into
a. doorway out ot the wind
to .continue the conversation.
The young fellow said he was in tho
clothing business, representing some
mills in Connecticut. He had in his.
valise some samples of clothing. - His
first break was to offer Mr. Morrissey
enough cloth to make him a winter suit
of clothes, and he insisted on taking
Mr. Morrissey np to the dry goods house
of 11. B. (haflin & Co. to introduce him
to 11. B. Claflin.
"I did not want to know any dry
goods people." said Mr. Morrissey, "but
1 was rather puzzled to know what 1
had ever done that the fellow should
take such particular interest in mc.
U c rode up Center street to Grand and
got off and started up Grand street.
Only two or three dors from the corner
he stopped before what looked like a
cut-rate ticket office and asked mc
to come in. He said I might
as well select the cloth from
the samples in his valise.
In I went. lie showed me the
cloth, and mighty fine cloth it was. too.
Just then in came a hayseed, with a
cowboy's hat on, a valise in his hand,
and a hand-me-down suit of clothes on.
I got into conversation with him, and
he told me he had come to New York
with a load of cattle, which he had sold,
and the money was in his valise.
Here the fellow pulled out a red ban
dana, from the folds of which
he extracted three cards, which he
proceeded to throw around, three-card
monte style, a game we are familiar
with in Colorado. I asked him what he
got for his cattle, and he said he got
$5.50 per 100, although he stuttered a
little. I did not think that was right,
and I began to smell a rat. However, 1
did not mistrust my young man from
Denver.
" 'How did you lose your monev'."'
asked Denver.
"Like this,' said the hayseed, and he
threw the cards again, bunglinglv, you
know, and then offered to bet $500 with
my friend, who took him up and won
the money. The hayseed paid it over
and felt bad about it, but tackled me to
bet. Then my friend came and sat
down beside me, whispering: 'We
might as well win some of this old
farmer's money as not.'
"I said I would guess the card, but
not for money. I did so, and picked
out the winner, whereupon hayseed
handed me over SSOO. Then, say' I to
myself, I'll skip. I knew I was being
buncoed, and especially as mv friend
had gone outside the door. I really ex
pected a trap door to open under me,
or something else, maybe a gun or a
knife. I knew it was fight, so I drew
the roll of bills out of mv pocket in my
clenched fist, gave him a right-hander
in the stomach and a left-hander be
tween the eyes. I broke his
spectacles, smashed his nose, and
knocked him galley west. Then I
rushed out, and there went Denver up
the street faster than French Park can
run. I was looking for an ounce of cold
lead all the while, but asked a man
where Broadway was. He said it was
three blocks. I got there in quick time
and here I am none the worse, unless
it's a bruised knuckle, but I'd never be
lieve it, never. 1 shall keep my eyes
peeled for that Denver fellow. I ought
to have had him arrested, but to tell the
truth, I was rattled; yes," sir, rattled
SUSPENDED ANIMATION.
A Cleveland Woman Falls Into a
Trance.
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 2.— Mrs. Mary
Harrington, a patient at St. Alexis hos
pital, died to all appearances Saturday
night, of dropsical trouble. The hearse
came yesterday to take the body away.
Upon examination traces of life were
found in the supposed corpse. The
doctors resumed work over the body
but have not been able to revive the
woman. net* husband says she ha?
several times fallen into trances.
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Prices of Rare Postage Stamps.
Xew York Tribune.
The postage stamp collection mania
cannot be said to be dying out. At a
recent auction in London the following
prices for rare specimens were realized:
The blue block Cape error, £15; the
"Lady* McLeod" Trinidad local, £13
18s: the three-lire Tuscany on the orig
inal envelope, £12 12s; the New Brans*
wick shilling, £5; Nova Scotia shilling,
£4 ss; the penny black Great Britain,
with V. K. in corner, £5 15. All the
colonial stamps realized good prices,
showing that the interest in varieties
has largely increased.
No Proofs of Fraud.
Boston, Jan. 2— The aldermen to-day
adopted the report of an investigating
committee, declaring that no proofs
have been found to sustain the charges
of mismanagement of public institu
tions, unless it may be in connection
with profits on certain, plumbing, but
that in the opinion of the committee a
new system of management should be
adopted.aud that the institutions should
be placed in charge of three paid com
missioners. The" order for a loan of
9760,000 was passed over the mayor's
veto.
_«,
Needs a Dose of Discipline.
New York, Jan. San Domingo
newspapers just' received confirm the
report that an offer was made through
United States Consul Astwood to the
dominion government of £200,000 for
permission to exhibit the bones of Co
lumbus in the United States for four
years. The government promptly re
fused the offer, and the papers express
great indignation that Mr. Astwood
should have lent his aid to the scheme.
They suggest that he should be re
called. ■
•**•
Curtailing the Product.
St. Louis, Jan. 2. —ln accordance
with the agreement entered into at the
Milwaukee convention of millers, all
the flouring mills in this city, save one,
the Anchor mill, closed down to-day.
The Anchor mill will shut down as
soon as it fills two or three important
orders it has on hand. Under the Mil
waukee agreement 250 mills in the fall
wheat belt will either close down or run
on half time during the present mouth.
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Stepped Into His Father's Shoes
Buffalo, N. V., Jan. 2— The Ex
press announces the organization of the
firm of George E. Matthews & Co., by
which " the paper will hereafter be
owned. The new ' firm is composed of
George E. Matthews, son of the late
proprietor, and of Charles E. Austin,
the business manager of the concern.
Settled for a Long Stretch.
Trextox, N. J., Jan. 2.— C01. Morris
R. Hamilton, who has occupied editor
ial positions on leading New York and
Philadelphia papers, was to-day re-ap
pointed state librarian for a term of five
years. • ■ . . .-■,- • _ . - ■;.
. A Bad Time for That.
Detroit Free Press. ,
She— No, Mr. Wilts, you need not
hope, I can never be more than a sister
to you.
*- He— Excuse me, Miss Hilts, that don't
go. It's altogether too near Christmas
to work the sister racket on me.

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