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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT THE GLOBE BUILDING, COR. FOURTH AND CEDAR , STREETS BY LEWIS BAKER. ST.PAUL GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily (Notlkoluwbm Sunday.) 1 vr iuadvauee.SS OO 1 3 m. m advances- OO 0 in. in advance 4 OO I 6 weeks in adv. l 00 One montn... . ..7oc. I DAILY AND SUNDAY. 1 vrin advanceSlO 00 I 3 mos. in adv. .$2 SO 0 in.in advance 500 I 5 weeks in adv. 100 mouth Soc. .. . SUNDAY ALONE. Ivr hi advance . $2 00 I 3 mos. in adv gOC 0 in. in advance 1 00 | 1 mo. m adv -We Tin- Weekly— (.Dailv — Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) 1 yrinadvance.f4 00 | 6 mos. in adv.. Bo o 3 months, in advance. . . .§1 00. WEEKLY ST. PAUL GLOBE. - One Year, SI I Six Mo. doe [^ Three Mo. Soc *' Rejected communications cannot he pre served Address all letters and telegrams to • THE GLOBS. St. Paul, Minn. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. Washington, June 15.— Wisconsin and Minnesota: Fair, followed Sunday by thun der showers: slightly warmer; winds becom ing southerly. For Dakota and Iowa : Rain : slightly warmer: variable winds. ;C> Till: WEEKLY EXPORT. • _ United States Signal Office. June 15, 1889.— week ending to-day lias been very dry. Only a few showers of rain are re ported "to have* fallen over that portion of this Mate mainly comprising the rainsheds of the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi rivers \i some places there was none at all, so that a continued fall is indicated in these streams for the fore part of the week anyhow. Orton : ville, Redwood Falls and Tracy had no ram; St. Paul, a trace; Fergus Falls. .31: Fort Kin ley, .20, and Alexandria, .12 inch, respect ively. P. F. Lyons, Sergeant Signal Corps. GENERAL observations. ' i h 51 ' v 3 £. -— — • 3 TI Place of 5* §»L? ,ace of a" 5 2 Obs'vation. = = g=; Obs'vation. 2 © £& « : 5 -. : * it Paul ..30.00 6S Helena 29.72 78 ruluth... 29.96 68 Ft. Totten. ...... .... lacrosse. 30.00 72 Ft. Sully. .29.92 Ob Huron 29.94 70 Minnedosa 29.72 72 Moorhead. 29.96 7-1 Calgary.... 29.54 /S St. Vincent 2S». 86 76 Edmonton. 29.52 •- Bismarck. 29.92 70] y-Appelle. 29.68 /4 Ft. Buford. 29.8* 72 Medic'e H. 29 .^6l Ha Ft. Coster.. |29.B2| 70; 1 Winnipeg.. -».'JO| <t> The New York Shepabd does not help any good cause by quoting : "The Lord sitteth upon the Hood," in speak of the Johnstown one. -—mm. Siberia is to have 4,000 miles of rail road, and Americans have a liberal share of the contracts. Siberia may have a better name when the roads reach it. There is the usual complaint at the summer resorts that the young men are scarce. The pretty girls are abundant, but the eligibles in moustaches com mand a premium. mm Papers in Central and Southern Illi nois and Missouri complain of almost constant rains the past few weeks, with some damage to crops. There have been strays from the Northwest there evidently. •mm Secretary Blame is booked for his summer outing at Bar Harbor, a favor ite place for many of the politicians. It is only reached by ferry, and neither sunstroken or Harrison can bother him, and he gets a little closer to Canada. —mm Postmaster General Wanamaker is reducing the Sunday duties of postal employes so tar as he finds a chance. Perhaps he is thoughtful to afford them better opportunities for fishing and base ball. -mm Ax Omaha paper tries to tempt the appetite of the cities lower down, that depend on the Missouri for their water, by the statement that Omaha dumps 100 dead hogs into the river every day, so that the others can have water and soup. «»■ The Eiffel tower, rising 1,000 feet, is said to prove a potentpolitical influence for the republic. It impresses the vis iting French peasantry that the present power is durable and strong. Bou langer will need a higher one if he conies to the head. Mrs. James Brown Potter is not altogether in good humor with the Chi cago ladies. She says that they sat in the boxes and chewed gum during per formances, lf she had been very 111 --natured she would have spoken of the feet hanging over. -mm- Anxiety for the president is miti gated by the information that he re sumed his observations on the Potomac yesterday, and it is probable a telescope was taken along to avert the inability of former excursions to discover a church on Sunday. -am : The discovery that bacteria find a home in bank bills and communicate disease probably applies only to the smaller denominations. There need be no apprehension if only |500 and $1,000 bills are handled. Still, no refusals of the smaller variety have been reported. m One of the professors of Yale college has looked up the records of 2,425 stu dents, and found that the non-athletes are above the others in the average of scholarship; hut the athletes can row and play base ball, and might have a chance in the circus or ball club. mm A Fargo authority regards it as set tled that recent rain at that place was due to the vibrations of the atmosphere caused by the numerous bands at the tournament the past week. The rain was local. Just how many brass bands and the particular tunes necessary to produce rain are not indicated. The fall of Baum, the noted polit ical leader and high muck at San Fran cisco, was credited to "gambling and women." A great many who. go to suicide graves or Canada have had the same record. San Francisco is pecu liarly afflicted in this way. Sam Jones could make no headway there. Ix Georgia they have a statute pro hibiting a man from marrying his moth er-in-law. -It is probably due to the old prejudice against this attachment of the connubial relation. It does not ap pear why a man should be precluded from any exhibition of heroism in this direction. It does not concern the state if he marries all his wife's relatives, one at a time. t'^-'y —mm. Denny W. Sage has lately added £•100,000 to his benefactions to Cornell university, making a round million he has bestowed upon that institution. Such instances are among the compen sations to society for the pernicious aggregation of property in single hands. The endowment of educational institu tions is one of the most beneficent uses of great wealth. : . Ix Boston the boss carpenters are said to refuse to er^ir-g- aieu who can not , whist!?, i»nd do pretty rives-,- *:r2. It is not stated whether this is shnpry j one of the phases of Boston culture, or that men who whistle are more cheerful ] *nd do more work. Probably the art is ' taught then as one of the essentials of the artisan, as well as a part of the flow of the fountain head of music. VERDICT FOR THE GLOBE. The moral of the verdict in favor of the Globe, in the libel case decided in the Hennepin county district court yes terday, was clearly pointed out by Judge SoUNG in his charge to the jury, when he said that the press was, to an extent, the guardian of public morals, and af forded the only means of warning the public against certain classes of vice." Heretofore the newspapers have recog nized this fact more distinctly than the : general public; and, as a result, the newspapers have been too frequently punished by being mulcted in damages for the performance of a high public duty. It sometimes occurs that, igno rant of the value of the services that newspapers render in this particular, juries will give nominal damages, and sometimes exemplary damages, under the false impression that they are im posing a necessary discipline upon the newspapers to keep them from meddling in private affairs. Juries who render such verdicts as that fail to draw the distinction between private matters that are purely innocent, and only affect a limited circle of indivuals, and pri vate matters that are vicious, and which have a demoralizing effect on the pub lic morals. It is the latter class of private matters which, according to the judicial decision rendered yesterday, not only become the legitimate subject of newspaper notice, but the newspaper which tails to mention them is derelict in a public duty and false to its con stituency. Of course it requires sound discriminating judgment on the part of newspaper managers to properly draw the distinction between what is right to publish and what is wrong; but when that judgment has been exercised properly, and for the promotion of the public welfare, it is peculiarly gratify ing to have such a substantial indorse ment as the Globe received from the court and the jury yesterday. THE OPIUM HABIT. If they were obtainable, a proper compilation of statistics on the opium habit would furnish a startling revela tion. They would show that opium is to-day wrecking more lives and destroy ing more homes in this country than all other forms of intemperance and dissi pation. It is a singular fact that, while we profess to hold the effete races of the old world in contempt, we are permit ting, and even encouraging, the growth of a vice that caused their deterioration, and will soon bring us down to their level. The Turks and the Chinese are the original opium fiends, and yet our revenue statistics for the last few years show that opium consumption is not only increasing rapidly in this country, but that the amount consumed Is nearly equal to the quantity used in any one of the old countries where the opium habit is so old as to be almost constitutional with the population. When we remem ber that there is now in this country an annual consumption of from three to five millions of dollars' worth of this drug, and that perhaps not one-twen tieth of this amount is needed for or dinary medical purposes, we can form some idea of the growth of the habit, and of the dangerous results that are likely to occur from its continued use. It is within the bounds of truth and rea son to say that opium is a more danger ous enemy to American society than all the other vices combined. It is all the more dangerous because it is insidious. One result of so much temperance legislation lias been to encourage the growth of the opium habit. Law and custom have made alcoholic intoxica tion disreputable, and consequently many persons with a morbid taste for intoxicants have resorted to the use of opium because it is a vice less easy of detection. But the doctors are. per haps, more responsible for the growth of the habit than any other agency. The drug affords such a quick relief for pain that the physician is too often tempted to resort to its use without a thought as to the dangerous conse quences that are liable to follow. Some times, too. its use is a convenient shield for the doctor's ignorance, for by quiet ing his patient he creates the impression that he has helped the case. Thus It has come to pass that the opium pill and the morphine powder play the act ive part in modern medical practice that the lancet used to do when blood letting was considered indispensable to a patent's recovery. But perhaps the most profligate as well as most repre hensible use of opium is in the treat ment of inmates of the insane asy lums. It has a quicker effect in restraining the violence of a raving maniac than the straight jacket or the crib bed. and in consequence the nurses and attendants are provided with an abundant supply, and they use it with out any sort of discretion. We do not undertake to say that this opium treat ment is adopted in all institutions where the insane are cared for, but we do know whereof we affirm when we say that it is practiced in a great meny of them. The use of opium produces an exhilara tion and pleasant flights of fancy or dreams, and thus it becomes very easy for a person once placed under its influ ence to acquire the habit of using it. Opium is more dangerous than alco hol, in that the appetite for it is more readily quickened and less easily re strained. It is more dangerous, too, be cause of its more disastrous effects on the human system, and a still greater evil because of its facility for blunting the moral senses. If the taste for. alco hol and the effects of its use can be transmitted from generation to genera tion, it is reasonable to suppose that the opium habit and its evil consequences are likewise hereditary. It is in the light of this horrible fact we contem plate the possible degeneracy 'of the American people into an indolent race, . with no higher moral or mental quali ties than are possessed by the Turks and the Chinese. And in the face of such a danger is it not worth the while of our social reformers to give their at tention to the necessity for securing legislation to restrict the importation of opium and to regulate its use? MORE DOCTORS NEEDED. In their report of the asylum investi gation, the Olmsted county grand jury threw the bulk of the blame for de linquencies in the institution upon the ward attendants, and suggested that a better system for securing capable help should be adopted. The grand jury un questionably struck the keynote of the whole situation. The trouble in the management of all institutions of this character lies mainly in this direction. Through an inexcusably parsimonious policy, the state refuses to equip these institutions with a sufficiently large medical staff, and consequently the work of taking care - of the inmates is committed to unskilled persons. Take the Rochester asylum, with .its 500 pa tients, for an illustration, where the med ical staff consists of two ! doctors, the superintendent and his assistant, and, owing to the necessities ' of the institu tion, the latter's position is reduced to that of a mere drug clerk. It keeps one ; man busy in the apothecary shop com pounding the medicines. If it were not 30 : serious a matter, it would ;be ludi crously funny to think of an institution with 500 patients, all of whom THE SAINT PAXIL DAIXV2 GLOBE: SU^NjjAY MOENING JIJISE 10, SIXTEEN PAGES. aro In ..a worse '; than helpless -con-i dition, only having . two :■ physicians to provide treatment for these poor in mates. There ought to be a physician, for each ward, and he , should be re quired to stay in his ward and give his personal attention to the patients.. That > is . the .way • army hospitals . were conducted during the war, and there is . more urgent necessity for good medical! care and treatment in the case of am insane person than of any other class of afflicted humanity. The additional expense of providing a sufficient medi cal corps for each of these institutions would be trifling ', in comparison with . the benefits that would be derived, to* say nothing of the inhuman aspect of employing unskilled help for such a service. Every instinct of humanity r urges upon the state the necessity ' for adopting a wise and more liberal poli cy in this matter, and if the board of trus tees • have not now. the power to em ploy, more skilled physicians at* fair salaries in these institutions, then the next legislature should unquestionably grant them that power. - : WHAT IT COSTS. : The Mille Lacs war was only a flash In the ; pan. The Chippewa outbreak turned out to be the uprising of one warrior, who, under the influence of the white -man's firewater, attempted to paint the reservation in gorgeous colors, and, according to the theory of American civilization, deemed it his duty to emphasize his drunk by flourish ing his gun and shooting at everybody in sight. And yet that ; one Indian's little midnight spree will cost the gov ernment a considerable pile of money in the transportation of troops to the scene of the supposed outbreak, and in the prosecution of the offender that is yet to follow. This case is only one in many illustrative of the expensive methods which the government has adopted in pursuance of its Indian policy. It would be an interesting bit of information to know exactly how much each Indian has cost this government. The figures would be startling, for in estimating the cost we would not simply confine ourselves to the expense of feeding and clothing them, but we would have to take into the estimate the cost of maintaining an army, to be in readiness to suppress the outbreaks which are liable to occur at any time. The Indians are "all the time being nagged on to deeds of violence, and then when they do resent the op pressions and thievery of the white men, the government marches its sol diers out to shoot them down. If the government would adopt the policy of paying to the Indians a premium for the scalp of every white man who sells whisky on the reservations, the Indian problem would soon become less com plicated, and the expense of maintain ing the Indian bureau would be greatly reduced. ■ _ - A party in a prominent German town who has investigated the matter finds that iv the matter of rent of their homes the larger the income the less proportion is paid for rent of homes. Those who had incomes from $300 to $1,000 a year pay about one-fifth for their house accommodations. As the incomes grew the per cent used for this purpose steadily declined. There are no data accessible for such inquiry in the cities of this country, but it is believed that a different ratio will be had. In this country, as in Germany, the people of small income pay as little as possible for rent, while the classes who have the thousands available generally want good houses to live in, and will pay a larger per cent for rent than the others. ... mm , n . — : * The private letters being published from the pen of Horace Greeley throw a good deal of light upon the in ner life of the great journalist as re lated to the vocation in which his ener gies were absorbed. He had the jour nalistic spirit that has had freer devel opment since his time. He advises the Washington correspondent of the Trib une to avoid the dull abstract of what congress was doing and put in the flour ishes, noting the good things said and mean things done. He wrote: "In short, give the bird of your genius more sky room, but be sure he doesn't fly off after pretty girls and • loafing in - gen eral." That is not as prosaic as Mr. Greeley was commonly presumed to be. ' A Philadelphia paper reports that the Prohibitionists in that state have been reinforced by the great number of saloonkeepers who have lost their licenses and been thrown out of busiuess by the operation of the high license law and the limitations of the sale under it. The great majority of the applicants for license are refused, and the number re stricted to a small ratio. It is not sur prising that the rejected should join with, the element . that would aeny license to any. [ They assume that the sale would then go on without license, and they would have equal chances with the rest. They don't believe that prohibition prohibits. — ■ Dr. Bacon, in the Forum, discourses upon the practice of the younger and more liberal classes of collegiate insti tutions to disburse their chromos in the shape of titles. It is no doubt true that in the old countries and the older in stitutions in this country, these orna mental features are only bestowed where there is presumption of merit. Dr. Bacon would have the alumni of colleges resolve in favor of such monop oly here. Politicians, and well dressed people generally, are called colonel, judge or honorable. These titles don't do so well for the staid men in white cravats or spectacles, and these college titles are homely and inexpressive. — » If it is fully determined as to the facts, the discovery as to the cause of consumption is one of the most valuable in medical science. The disease, it is claimed, is not hereditary, but is due to a germ or microbe that may be trans mitted from the diseased to the healthy. If this is the case, it can in a great measure be obviated by proper precau tions. Observation shows that this disease follows families and peculiar physical conformations. It may be that the germs do not get a foothold in all systems exposed to them. If the germ theory is sustained, it furnishes a strong reason for insisting upon a rigid inspection of all animals used for meat or milk. The British Medical association has had under discussion the New York prescription j for killing a criminal by electricity, and decided against it. They claimed to have been experiment ing with dogs, and many of them that seemed . to be dead at the time came to life again after a while. Probably they don't understand the American electric ity. It will be remembered that Bishop was ready for the dissectors after the electric current had toyed with him. If the body of the criminal is at once turned over to the carvers, there need be no apprehension of returning life. :■;. -m — .-.'-■'. Recently some 700 singing birds, ob tained' in Germany, have ' been brought over and set loose in Oregon. *, Some of the imported birds have multiplied rap idly, and do as well as in their old-world homes. It is perhaps desirable to add tlie : best alien singers to the native ele ment. The vocal culture with the hu- I man race seems to havo attained higher development in the old. lands than in this, and . possibly ; the ; fact applies to. birds as well, It might be presumed; that in the animal creation nature would] . supply each latitude with such as were} J adapted to it. No omission is noticed io ' obnoxious animals, but some distribute i ing is needed in the feathered and pis i catory spheres. -If there is no agree ment as to a national flower, the Ameri can eagle will continue to soar, particu larly on the Fourth of July. '. •"! ;" — — ,; !'■ Denver has got one" shrewd and thrifty colored man, Col. Pkice. A' palatial mansion was for sale in the heart of swelldom, the Fifth avenue of the city, next to : ex-Senator Hill, & milionaire. The sharp darky bought this mansion, and gave it out that it was for his personal residence. After he had shocked the F. F. D.'s, he let them pay him a few thousand for his trade* ; ., * .^ — '-"■' Some good people regard it as un fortunate that ministers generally take their vacations when base ball is most attractive and there are most numerous attractions in other directions than the' sanctuaries. Prophets and priests have always needed to commune with nature as well as other people, and the summer is the best for this communing. .".'.'•• • i» ' — : — The number of deaths and living wrecks reported of late from the use of ' opium indicates an increase in the ghastly habit. It is by no means con fined to. the frequenters of Chinese joints. Fashionable ladies are falling into the use of the drug to an extent that should cause alarm. TOPICAL TALK. By one of those mistakes for which the compositor is proverbial, - my letter from Rochester in yesterday's Globe made me say that the entire asylum building needed reconstructing. What I did say was that the center building was a fire trap and ought to be rebuilt. This center building was the old inebriate asylum, and became the nucleus for the system of buildings which constitute , the present insane asylum. It has settled all out of shape, and the tower got a wrench from the cyclone which gives it a decidedly ? dilapidated aspect. It is liable to burn dovn at any time or to fall from its own inherent weakness. It is false economy in the state to withhold an appropriation for its reconstruc tion when in its present condition it is a per petual menace to the lives of the inmates, as well as a sonrce of danger to the other build ings, which have been put up at a great cost and are admirably adapted to the : purposes of a hospital. 1 11 Dr. Bowers, the late superintendent of the Rochester asylum, has been censured by some of the newspapers for remaining at the asylum during the term * of . his suspension. This criticism is unjust to the doctor. He remained there at the urgent solicitation of Dr. Kilbukn, who came up from St. Peter to take charge of the institution while the in vestigation is pending. With becoming pro priety, Dr. Bowers has refrained from taking notice of all criticisms,- and this statement as to how be came to remain at the asylum is made at the request of Dr. Kilburn. II IT IT There was one amusing incident connected with the Rochester investigation which has; not been mentioned in the reports. One of the most popular of the young newspaper men in the Twin Cities was on the scene as a representative of a Minneapolis paper, and when Judge Start issued his permit for the . investigating committee to interview the prisoners in jail it was so worded as to ex clude newspaper reporters. At an Indigna tion meeting held by the press gang over, what seemed to j them to be a star . chamber proceeding, our Minneapolis friend was ap pointed a committee of one to visit the judge and induce him to modify the order so as to give the reporters a show for : their white, alley. When the reportorial committeeman entered the court room the judge had left the bench for a few : moments and was down at the ...clerk's,; desk/ talking to that official. His back was to the door, and as the Minneapolis newspaper man has a defect in his eyesight he mistook Judge Start for . the representative of a St. Paul paper, and, approaching him from be hind, slapped his honor familiarly on the shoulder, and at ' the same time piopounded the inquiry: "Do you ' suppose that this old duffer of a judge is going to sit down on the newspaper gang?" Wheu the judge wheeled around with a fierce look on his countenance the newspaper representative was paralyzed by the discovery of his mistake. He offered an apology by stating that he had mis taken the judge for a reporter. This was only adding fuel to the flame which was con-. I sumiug the' judicial dignity, and In a tone that betokened his earnestness the judge in formed my Minneapolis friend that the only chance a reporter would have to get into the Olmsted county jail would be by repeating such a break as he had just made— 1 would entitle him to thirty days, at least. ■'-•:':':'.. 1 1111 The tendency ot the age is toward practi ; cal education, and yet there are gratifying evidences here in the West of a disposition to cultivate the esthetic. "Manners make the man" was the expression of a courtier of a past generation, and it is still true that the graces of manner are essential to securing a favorable reception for one anywhere in the world. A person who knows how to use his voice and has the physical advantage of a graceful and easy movement of the . body usually makes a good impression on first ac quaintance. Those who stammer and are awkward in their movements are always at a decided disadvantage. It has not been a great while since when those who wished to improve in the parlor graces had to go East for instruction. ' Now this state of affairs has changed, and the- Westerner finds at his very door as good tuition in voice and phy sical culture as can be procured in any land. The method for bringing the soul and body into sympathy, of mentalizing the muscles, so to speak, is becoming a part of an educa tional system. Mental and physical culture are going hand in hand. All thoughts and emotions spring from the souL The body is the instrument of expression. It becomes ■ important, then, that the two; should be trained together; thus it is that in any thorough system of education due attention - must be given to physical culture, to training the body in the art of giving proper expres sion to the sentiment of the soul. -v i./ ITU The project of connecting the Twin Cities with Lake' Superior ]by canal has been re vived, and is being carefully considered. It is not the visionary scheme that some per sons affect to think it. ■ Capitalists have re cently been studying the matter, and they are disposed to look upon it favorably as a business proposition. The distance in a di rect line from St. Paul to Duluth does not ex ceed 130 miles. Over most of this \ distance the levels are very favorable for canal build ing. There is no reason to suppose that the physical and engineering difficulties would , be insurmountable, because a glance at the map shows that the natural drainage be tween these two terminals in its centra llines does not vary much from a straight line, It is proposed to build a canal wide enough and deep enough to float the largest lake vessels, practically making a lake port of the Twin Cities, The Importance of such an improve- j ment at once suggests itself to the people of ! St. Paid and Minneapolis, for it would thus extend the so-called lake route into . the heart of the Northwest, aud make ; a vast depot of supplies at these cities. It would also solve the question of stable low rates of transportation. - :■.-.'.■ DRAMATIC DRIFT. Rentfrow's "Jolly Pathfinders" will be at .the Newmarket to-night in their new com edy,' "Below Zero." Commencing with to morrow night E. H. Sothern begins a week's engagement at the Newmarket in a produc tion of his new play, "The Highest Bidder," which will continue to be the bill for Tues day and Wednesday . nights and Saturday matinee. Thursday," Friday and Saturday, nights he will play his celebrated comedy," "Lord Chumley." Next week Daly's original New York company, will ' be here in their latest comedy . success, "Railroad of Love," • and later on in the week Janauschek will play herrepertorie, including "Mary Stuart," "Meg Merrilles" and "Macbeth." . .; '; , • ■■■-■-'■_-■-■-■■■—,- :f - ■;: * » . '. .' f '' *'■■'".'*'. . y''.; "Lost in London," Newton Beers' metro politan and provincial success of numerous seasons, will follow "How She Loves : Him" at the People's. .While the leading role, so familiar to * playgoers, is hardly the ono to \, foist upon so young ' and ': deserving an actor ' as Mr. Harkins, the part will not be slighted, and the other good characters will serve ma/, tcrially to make ■a '■ strong production.; New i scenic effects have been prepared, and Prof,. Brooke promises au excellent musical pro gramme. • * « - 1 Thursday of this week local pride will a* pert itself,' and Ben Johnson, a St. Paul boy who was .born here, reared here, made : his amateur and professional debut here, and la Climbing steadily and winning recognition - right at home, will be given a benefit at the People's theater. Ills friends have ; rallied And sold tickets enough to till the house, and the programme will be one of the best of the season. . Luke Martin will sing his plaintive . ditty ; '-Any Ornaments for Your ■ Mantel piece?" Manager Walker will give a reading; Harold Russell will recite a favorite selec tion ; Laura Burt will be seen : in some of her 'clever specialties ; Franklyu W. Lee will re . cite :an original poem, "In the Shadow, by the Gate," and the bill will close with the -sparkling comedietta "Sweethearts," with" Mr. 1 Johnson and Miss Adah Hawkins in the leading roles. 'lf|Hfe§Hfll *,* ' There will be a man of mighty strength at the dime museum next week. '.. Like all very strong men who place themselves . upon ex hibition, he calls himself Sampson; but he is. a new Sampson, and he is said to be more wonderful than all of his predecessors. The manner in which he can bena bars of iron and break strong chains has been pronounced little short of marvelous. Shaw, the long bearded man; beautiful Mary Sawyer, the dark-eyed Circassian, and Apache < Charley and his wife, Prairie Flower, are also in Curio hall. Upon the upper stage Deaves' Marionette troupe will present >an amusing performance. In the lower theater will be Mclntyre & Rice's Brilliants. They include Nelsonia's wonderful dog circus: Miles Mor ris, the Irish comedian; Christy and . Pearl, the sketch artists; Jerry Cunningham, the old-time negro delineator; and Mclntyre and Rice, the character change artists. . . ■* * *■ P. S. Gilmore will give St. Paul the benefit of a concert by his entire musical forces at Newmarket theater next Sunday night. The wonderful band, with its entire list of solo ists, will be . heard in all its excellence, as well as the vocal artists Campanini, Del Puente ; Herr De Danckwardt, the Swedish tenor from the Copenhagen Royal opera; Myron Whitney, America's great basso; Mme. Blanche : Stone-Barton, the * leading concert soprano of this country; Miss Helen Dudley Campbell, the charming New York . contralto, and Signorina De Vere, the won derful Italian songstress, who is everywhere, being praised as the finest contralto who has visited these shores for years. The concert here will be of a Sunday character, but there is just as grand and thrilling music appro priate to Sunday as to any other day of the week, and in the hands and mouths of such a company of celebrated artists, and under the direction of such a master as Gilmore. it will be a rare musical feast for any community. * w m While in Boston a short time ago Ed H. Sothern, who makes his first appearance on a St. Paul stage to-morrow night, ran across an old play bill colored by time, which he eagerly snapped up to preserve as a souvenir. It was the bill of his father's appearance at the old National theater at Boston away back in 1852, which, by the way, was his first ap pearance in America. Owing to the trepida tion produced by his anxiety that night, the elder Sothern made a miserably poor im pression on his audience. In tact, he played very badly, and the audience became . so de risive that he finally stepped to the footlights and said: "Ladies and gentlemen, if you will kindly permit me to finish this performance I'll go home and learn how to act." which he .Immediately proceeded .to do. The next time he visited Boston he was the sensation of the day. ,;) : ****-. . <) AN IMPROBABLE YARN. Another Remarkable Story Sent Out by Chicago Press Agents. Chicago, June 15.— Dr. Cronin's bloodstained' clothes are probably in • London, England. They were shipped, it is claimed, from Chicago to London, ! and consigned to some unknown con spirator on the other side of the At lantic. This remarkable statement was made to the police to-day.; by a : man who claims to have a full knowledge of what he is talking about. According to this unknown informant, Dr. Cro nin's clothes were taken from his dead boay and placed in a-: box which had been provided for the purpose. . In this box were placed all the clothes worn by the doctor at the time of his death, his watch and chain, and in fact every article of wearing apparel found on his person. This .box was ex pressed to a man in New. York city, and by him sent to London. It was first sent to New York as a precautionary measute in the event that any question should arise or an attempt be made to trace the clothes outside of Chicago. In a few weeks, at an opportune moment, Dr. Cronin's body was to have been found on the banks of the Thames river, England. The body which was to have been found would have been in an advanced stage of decomposition. In every material particular this body would have corresponded exactly with that of P. H. Cronin, who suddenly dis appeared from Chicago on the night of May 4, 1889, who was seen in Toronto a few days later, and who, several weeks after that, was interviewed in Paris. Upon his person papers were to be found whicli would have revealed the motive of his murder and branded him as a British spy and Irish traitor. Such was to have been the denouement of the Cronin mystery. Weather and Crops. Washington, June 15.— The weather for the week was unfavorable for small grains in Minnesota and Dakota owing to the small amount of rain. In lowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas the crop conditions were improved by the weather for the present week. Corn .is reported as growing rapidly but in some sections of Illinois, too much rain is reported. Wheat harvest is in progress in central Kansas and will commence in Illinois next week. A short crop of timothy and clover is now being cut in lowa. In Ohio, Indiana and Michigan all crops have improved, but excessive rains interrupted cultiva tion and harvest work. A Drop in Coffee. New York, June 15. The excitement of yesterday in the coffee exchange, when the market declined over 70 points, was continued at the opening this morn ing upon receipt of Havre cables show ing au additional decline of 1% francs. A drop of four pfennigs in Hamburg early in the day increased the- excite ment. The New York market opened parely steady •at a decline of 15 to 30 points accompanied by heavy trading. The half day's session resulted in the enormous sales of 96,250 bags. The market was excited up .to the close at noon. Before closing a reaction oc curred, and the last fieures of the day corresponded with Friday night's final prices. .. -. ■■_■ -- : '.: ' ■-•; f MARINE MATTERS. ' Specials to the Globe. ! Ashland, Wis., June 15.— Arrived; Steamer Jay Gould, light, for lumber. Cleared: Steamers John Nichol, John-, son, Ketcham. Spencer and Tutle, ore,' Cleveland. •; Duluth, June Arrived: North Wind, Idaho, Buffalo; Jay Gould, Chi cago; D. M. Wilson, Manitowoc, Ashta bula; Farwell, Alcona; \ Butter. i Alta, Cleveland; Ontario, Roanoke, Sarnia. Cleared: George Spencer, Grover, Quayle, Johnson, Ashland, Idaho, Buf falo. ' ■_ ' '■ '."•■".. THE GARDEN HOSE. i She's fairer than a lily, . And she's sweeter than a rose, -■• ' And she knocks the neighbors silly . When she wields the garden hose. She lifts her skirts from danger With her left hand, while her right . Grasps the nozzle, and the stranger '■>'.■ Gets a very pleasing eight. The neighbors' eyes all twinkle . And their interest daily grows. For they like to see her sprinkle, v : ' And they like to see the hose. '■ .--'.. — Somerville Journal. WILL GET HIS REWARD i - - _____ j William Walter Phelps to be j Honored With the Berlin Mission. Germans Warned to Prepare for the Coming Struggle With Russia. The Pope Gets Back at Prus sia for Its Attacks on The Vatican. Vast Quantities of Explosives Being Turned Out in England. Bepltn, June 15.— The American delegates to the Samoan conference are much complimented ;on the result of their labors. William Walter Phelps is regarded by every one as the coming United States minister, though he him self denies that he has been offered the position. The official press is disin clined to dwell upon the matter of the Samoan settlement, all of the glory of which is lost to Germany, and a brief paragraph in the North German Ga zette on the conclusion of the confer ence states that the agreement was ar rived at with perfect unanimity by the powers represented and to the satisfaction of all parties con cerned. To-day being the anni versary of the death of Emperor Frederick, a memorial service was held in; the Friedenskirsch at Potsdam. The exercises were conducted by Dr. Windall. All the members of the royal family, the ministers and high officials were present. The choir of the church of the Twelve Apostles sang the late emperor's favorite hymns. The em peror and empress placed wreaths upon the tomb and remained kneeling be side it for a long time. The Reichsan zeiger dwells upon the recollection of Emperor Frederick's fruitful labors for the empire, "whicli, in royal circles, in German and Prussian history, and .in the hearts of all Germans have left in effaceable traces, which will ever be the source of patriotic inspiration." The majority of the papers mafee re spectful and reverent allusions to the anniversary, but a few revive the un seemly strife of a year ago. The shah o-day, instead of paying the : expected visit to Krupp's Essen works, spent an other day at Wilhelmshoee, inspacting all the points of interest, including the room which Napoleon 111. occupied after Sedan. The statement that M. Persiani, the Russian minister at Bel grade, had opposed a Russo-Servian convention .i-*; CAUSED UNEASINESS here. The receipt of semi-official tele grams from Belgrade to-night declaring the story "unfounded has tended to re store confidence. Events in the Balkans do not mature as rapidly as it was feared they would. That alarm is felt is evidenced by the renewal of official press attacks upon Russian credit during the past week, which reacted unfavorably upon German securities. The Russian minister of finance was negotiating with leading houses here, including the Discont-Gesselschaft, in relation to the conversion of . certain private Russian railways. The North German Gazette pointedly referred to the proposed operation as ille gal, and : even the liberal Vossische Zeitung warned German investors to unload Russian stock as speedily as possible, in readiness for the inevitable life and death struggle between Russia and Germany. The committee of the bourse is expected to deliver an opinion to-morrow in the legality of the pro posed conversion, but it is felt that the government would not have exposed German capital to heavy losses except to avert still greater dangers, and that had Balkan affairs been peaceful noth ing would have been heard of the ille gality of the conversion scheme. The probability of the almost immediate signing of a Russo-Ser vian military treaty is growing stronger daily. The Austrian press profess to have authentic information that any disturbance of the status quo on the part of Servia will be met by immediate action on the part of Austria, and the military activity observable in and about the various Austrian camps dur ing the last week certainly gives the color of truth to this assertion. The declaration of the sultan that Turkey will observe strict neutrality in the matter of any embroilment of her Bal kan vassals, and the tierce attack of Metropolitan Clement of Bulgaria upon Prince Ferdinand, and the enormous offensive MILITARY PREPARATIONS now being pushed forward in Russia, have had the effect to disturb every bourse in Europe and all of these hap penings, together with the czar's mani fest, intentional brusque speech, in dorsing the prince of Montenegro, point in the direction of war. It is signifi cant, too, that the acts ofthe sultan and Metropolitan Clement followed close upon the heels of the czar's declaration that Prince Nikita Is his only true friend. The London Spectator, in an article on the situation, declares that war must certainly follow a revolution in Servia, unless Russia and Austria shall agree that the only alternative is a peaceable partition of the Balkan states, an agreement hardly likely to be reached, since both empires covet the same advantageous territory. The German inspired press observes a silence on this subject which is to be re garded as infinitely more ominous than anything they might say, while the Austrian press are conspicuonsly out spoken. The Pesther Lloyd and other leading Austro-Hungarian journals call attention to the growing estrangement of Germany from reading the czar's speech and unite in declaring that the offense given to Germany thereby is even greater than the best informed po litical authorities have hitherto imag ined. The tremendous armament of Russia, these papers assert, is" now pnrely offensive, and as it is perfectly plain' that -nobody intends to attack Russia, the inference to be drawn from her attitude is quite obvious. The Cologne Gazette reprints the foregoing extracts ; from the Austrian papers without a single line of comment. The Austro-Hungarian dele gations met to-day to discuss the Servian situation, and . the utterances ot these upon whom the responsibility of the government of the dual monarchy de volves can scarcely fail to widen the breach. It is noteworthy also that in England : there are indications that ; it is thought necessary to be prepared for an emergency in the fact that the manufactories of firearms at Birming ,ham are emloying additional hands to meet - yy '£->'; '" A PRESUMABLE DEMAND for their products. One firm is en gaged in exacting a hydraulic forge ca pable of producing 10,000 steel shells of various sizes weekly, and there is also greatly increased activity in the manu facture of revolvers, torpedoes and new patterns of rifles, while vast quantities of amunition are being turned out by the firms with whom the government has contracts for such supplies. The Servian government has refused to re new the commercial treaty with Aus tria-Hungary, which expires in 1890. Everything indicates that the Russian party In Belgrade, confident of its as cendency, is " working ;to effect some definite aim, and that its schemes ' can only end '•in -- precipitating a ' war. or ; in a peaceable partition of the Balkan states between Austria and Russia. '■>' It is expected that a com promise will be effected in ': the I Wohl gemuth affair. Italy and England have not yet spoken on the - subject, but should they support the • demand of the other powers Switzerland will likely con sent to a stricter surveillance ' over for- I eigners and remove the reproach of har boring revolutionists. The Octocentin ary fetes at Dresden will begin to-mor row aud will continue until Wednesday. The Duke of Edinburgh's eldest son will represent Queen Victoria. Em peror William and Minister yon Boet ticher will go to Dresden on Tuesday. The bundesrath has suspended its sit tings to enable the Saxon members to attend the celebration, :' As a result of a dispute between the Prussian govern ment and the "Vatican, there was no Germap among the cardinals recently appointed. The Vatican favored Arch bishop Krementz, of Cologne, but Prus sia wanted Dr. Kopp. of Breslau. The pope was willing to create both of them cardinals, but owing to persistent Prus sian opposition to Archbishop Krementz the negotiations on the subject were broken. ;.'.; —mm HELD IN ABHORRENCE. The President ofthe Land League on the Cronin Murder. Chicago, June 15.— P. W. Dunne, of Pekin, 111., formerly of Chicago, re ceived to-day a letter in response, . he says, to "A request for the president oi the Irish National League of America to speak out publicly." Mr. Dunne claims to be the person who origi nated the charges against Alexander Sullivan as far back as ,1882. The year following Mr. Sullivan was elected as the first president of the league in this country. Mr. Dunne this even ing expressed dissatisfaction at the tone of the letter from Sullivan's successor, intimating that it was not as radical as was desired. The letter is as follows: •'Lincoln, Neb., June 14.— P.W.. W. Dunne, Esq.,— Dear Sir: The members of the Irish National Land League of Amer ica are law-abiding citizens of the United States, and hold murder in as much abhorrence as any other element of the community can possibly do. Honest men are not necessitated to protest their honesty, and the league has no need to protest its horror of murder. None but those whose wish is father to the thought would for an in stant couple the name of the Irish Na tional League of America with crime of any kind, much less with the deplorable tragedy of which your city has been * the theater. There is therefore no necessity for protests or apologies of any kind from the Irish National League of America in connection with the murder of Dr. Cronin. A crime has been com mitted. The laws of the country have been outraged, and it's the duty of the officers of the law to find out and pun ish the criminals. Yours faithfully, HP'^* ' John Fitzgerald, President Irish National Land League ' of America. — : — — ' — - _ FOG RPHICAL UNION Delegates- to the American Feder ation of Trades. Denver, Col., June 15.— The typo graphical convention to-day elected Messrs. Harrison, of Philadelphia, and Vaughn, of Denver, delegates to the American Federation of Trades, and Crowley, of Cincinnati, and Caron, ot Montreal, delegates to the World's Labor Congress at Paris. A communi cation from Houston, Tex., stating that the principal daily having gone out of existence a practical lockout existed; and asking financial aid - was recommended favorably by the financial committee aud the report of the committee con curred in. The report recommending the adoption of a resolution demanding that the government return to the pro cess of hand work in printing govern ment bonds was adopted. A resolution presented by a Chicago delegation rec ommending the appointment of Capt. W. M. Meredith, of Chicago, to be chief ofthe national bureau of engraving, was adopted. The convention indorsed government control of telegraph lines. Atlanta, Ga.. was selected as the place for holding the next session, which will be on the second Monday of June next. A TWIST IN JUTE. The Jute Trust Claims It Evaded the Law. S St. Louis, June 15.— jute bag ging trust or combination, it is reported here where its real headquarters are, is calculating upon escaping any conflict with the anti-trust law of this state by having all or nearly all its product sold ahead before the law was passed. It is said that its output is fully sold up to October, and that it is now operating its mills in fill ing contracts made prior to the adoption of the law. The theory is that the law cannot be retractive, and the price on the products of the mills contracted before the law was passed can and will be advanced irre spective of the law. The bulk of the bagging is now in the hands of spec ulators, it is said, and they expect to enhance values and reap a 'rich profit before the season is over, notwithstand ing the opposition of Southern planters and the introduction of cotton and other kinds of bagging as a substitute for jute. ■:'■&%:/ ' «* An Ungratefal Government. San Francisco. June 15.— A state ment is published here that a large number of sailors of the man-of-war Vandalia, wrecked at Samoa, were in -the city without money, and living on the charity of their . friends. The men of the Trenton and the Vandalia lost all their personal effects by the sinking of the ships, and the government is sup posed to reimburse them by the pay ment of 160 each. None have received this money. The men of the Trenton, however, received their pay. The Van dalia men, through the death of the paymaster, and the loss of the ship, all the ship books and records were lost, and have had no wages since' March 16. As a result, they have been discharged from the service without pay or cloth ing, and with the . prospect of many months' delay before being reimbursed Nothing New. Chicago, June 15.— special grand jury in the Cronin case begun its fourth day's session this morning, and the in dications are that several days yet will be consumed ere the jury is prepared to make its final report. A long array of witnesses have been subpoenaed, and the jury evinces a determination to in quire into the minutest details of the case. Nothing new was developed. The jury found no indictments to-day, and will resume their sittings on Monday. Notice of Withdrawal. Chicago, June 15.— The Chicago & Alton road has given formal notice of withdrawal from the Interstate Com merce Railway association, to take ef fect July 15 next. The Alton gives as its reason for withdrawal that it has been found impossible to induce all ; of the corporations which were parties to the agreement upon whicn the associa tian is based to comply with its pro visions. mm More Trouble. . Chicago, June 15.— Chicago freight bureau has so far taken no ac tion in regard to the discrimination of the Western roads against Chicago, but Commissioner Iglehart says that unless the differences between proportions of through rates and local ; rates between Chicago and St. Paul are reduced, suit against the Chicago roads will be insti tuted in the federal courts. Dismissed From the Navy. Washington, June 15.— 8y an order issued to-day -. from the " navy '.. depart ment, Ensign : George F. Ormsby was dismissed from the naval ■ service for disobedience of orders - and disrespect towards Secretary Whitney and Acting Secretary Harmony. PHYSICIANS CENSURED. An Alarming Increase of Sicknes} in the Conemaugh Valley. ■ Johnstown, Pa., June: 15.— That an epidemic is imminent in. this partlculai part of the Conemaugh valley is greatly feared by many of ; Johnstown's citi zens. The state board of health failed to issue an official bulletin on the con dition of affairs to-day., This neglect on their part is severely censured on all sides, and leads to in crease, rather than allay apprehension, ' A press representative discovered this ! evening that a private circular letter, issued by the state board of health, had ' been handed to each resident clergy ; man in the city to-day, urging them to quietly vacate their pulpits and go to • the mountains for a few weeks. When " Dr. Graff was asked what was meant by ; their circular he gave evasive answers, 1 stating that its contents were not in ' tended for the public. The doctoi ; stated, however, that the board would ! furnish transportation' to any desiring to leave the town. The inference is that information concerning the true sanitary condition of the valley is being , purposely kept from the public, fearing that is it becomes known a panic will follow. Other members of the board ' claim that the town is as healthy as it . could be under existing circumstances. , Fathers Davin and Smith, of Cam , bria City, stated to-night that they have not had their 1 clothes off since the flood, so fre ! quently have they been called upon ol • attend people who were sick. They de • dined to state the nature of the ailments ! among their people, fearing to alarm [ their parishioners. At 10:30 to-night i all the men occupying the laborers' • camp in the center part of the town I were routed out by the water. The , Conemaugh overflowed its banks about I a quarter of a mile above the bend and water swept into the camp knee-deep. , About 300 of the men advanced as far as t the guards and wanted to go to Prospect . hill, but the guards will not permit them ', to do to. The laborers are very indigo ■ nant, and if they are not furnished with! • quarters for the night there is likely to be trouble between them and the mili tary. The Conemaugh is rising very rapidly, and if it continues uutil morn ing all approaches to the city will ba again cut off. The water is now almost to the top of the Millvale bridge. -_ BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED. Destruction' of Residences Abont tbe Heads of Their Occupants. Bather a peculiar feature of thedis* pute over title to property in the new state park at Minnehaha was the tear ing down last evening of several build ings about the falls ordered removed by the park board. The occupants of the buildings, an old lady who has a dance pavilion and refreshment both and a photographer refused to be ejected and would not leave when notf tied by Park Superintendent Berry thai the buildings were to be removed tv make room for proposed improvements and they remained in their castles until the work had actually begun and tha roofs were coming down over theie ears while they packed up a few of their personal belongings and fled, leaving the remainder to the mercy ol the workmen and the park police, who were present. Supt. Berry had all the goods stored and guarded, but the build ings were remorselessly wrecked and] in the course of a few days new ones of a more substantial as well as ornamental nature will be in course of erection on the site ol the old. The courts have decided tha question as to the legal acquisition of the property and the amounts due to lit igants who refused to accept the awards have been paid over to the clerk of the court, giving the board legal possession of the premises. Mrs. Lincoln, one of those who fough the matter in the court, has refused to ac cept the award of "the appraisers, and seemed to have an idea of holding onto the property. The peo ple who occupied the buildings demol ished last evening leased from her, and evidently thought they didn't have to vacate until their landlady had given up the fight. STORM-SWEPT. Severe Storms in New England and Alone the Atlantic Coast. New York, June 15.— Associated Press dispatches from Xew Jersey, Delaware. Maryland, Eastern Pennsyl vania, New York state and Xew Eng land as far east as Maine, indicate ex tensive damage to property and some loss of life by storms, accompanied by lightning, this evening. In this city a Catholic church spire was struck, the coupola stripped away, stones weighing 90Q pounds displaced. An oil tank in Jer sey City was struck by lightning, and the flames from 200 to 300 gallons of petroleum have been burning much of the night. Xo lives lost. Another fire from the same cause occurred in the lumber district, but was headed off. The telephone exchange caught fire and was completely burned out. In Pittfield, Mass., the rain was so heavy that sparrows were driven into the stores for shelter. The Center Flouring mills at Elmira, X. V., were demolished by lightning. From all parts of the affected territory come news of great damage to crops and fruit trees. --a*- WANTS THE DUST. Charles Alf Williams Plaintiffin a $50,000 Libel Suit. St. Joseph, Mo., June Charles Alf Williams, managing editor of tha Minneapolis Tribune, to-day filed a suit for $50,000 libel in the United States circuit court in this city against the Gazette Publishing company. From last January and until a couple of weeks ago, Mr. Williams was managing editor of the Herald of this city, and as a result of a newspaper war between him and C. F. Cochran, editor of the Gazette, the Gazette charged that Mr. Williams.while connected with the Minneapolis Tribune " in October, ISS7, had written the notorious editorial that appeared in the Tribune during the time President Cleveland and bis wife were in Minneapolis, denouncing them both, and especially Mrs. Cleve land, holding them up to the public ridicule in an outrageous manner. Williams has retained United States Senator C. :K. Davis, of Minnesota; Maj. William Warner, of Kansas City, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, ana John S. Crosby, of Kansas City, as his attorneys. SEAL FISHERIES. England and the United States to Protect Seals From Slaughter. L Ottawa, Ont., June 15.— S. H. Webb, of New Westminster, B. C, is in town. He says he has information to the effect that Englaud and the United States have come to an understanding In ac cordance with which no seizures of British vessels will be made in Retiring sea this season. As soon as the existing contract with the Alaska Fur company expires, an effort will be made to hold an international conference for the pur pose of taking steps to protect the seal fur fisheries there, as well as in the • South Pacific islands. Mr. Webb says the . United States had, undoubtedly, superior rights. The indiscriminate slaughter of seals is having a bad effect. For seven seals shot only one is secured. The Governor's Advices. Gov. Merriam was yesterday in re ceipt of a telegram from citizens of Motley, setting forth that there wero forty Chippewa Indians at that village, carrying arms and threatening to mas sacre the whites. Secretary Elliot com municated with a reliable resident of Motley, and his reply was that there were only about a dozen Indians, and that they were quite peaceable. Mr. Elliot, however, communicated with the agent of the Chippewa . reservation to have the Indians removed.