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I i sill I i sf Place of if- _%\\ Place of 3- %<_> Obs'vaUon. **> J"*, 5- \ i"*nttfon. |"> S** a ■"*"""" I ? iff \a • 5 1 I* . *> !.-? : 7 I h * *** M Paul -_'.'**-' ;.-* IK.-..:-.. ...i"2OS2 31 Pnlr.th... j-.O.ss' 3") Ft. TrJWI Lacrosse .'»:>, 40 j Ft. Sully. . '_' '.!>!. 22 Huron ■_; . , 38 Minnedosa So.lß -_<» Moorhead*. 'ic'.ol 2b Cnl-rarv....!2ii.S9 S*" M Vincent 30 10 24|| Edmonton. I3U.1 • lb Bismarck.. 3tM»4l .'.•";;y'AjH>el'e.'3U.lo 20 Fcßuford. ;i '.' 2| 26 Medie'e H. . '.-"'V 30 Ft Custer, .;-••>■ 3'; •_ .. nnipeg-!3**".l**l — Local, roatcAsT. For St. Paul and vicinity: Fair weather. mm THK. S roll v or A D VV. Two men are burned to death In "-:. Paul hoteL The Fifty fust congress is to convene this afternoon. A meeting of wool growers is called for Washington. The loss of life ii the Tribune buildiug fire may foot up a dozen. It is thought Dom Pedro will establish Li* residence in Franco. A Republican Montana scheme is to depose ■Senator McNamara. Democrat, Henry M. Stanley md party are enjoying the luxuries sent by Maj. Wissraa— a. OThe Hersh field and Power forces uulte on Carpenter for one vi the Republican senators from Montana. ■ m THE TRIBUNE FIRE. If sympathy were the sovereign balm for the hurts 01 this life, then our Minne apolis neighbors, the Tribune, the Jour nal and the Tribune-Star, would have no occasion to leel the disaster which befell them in the fearful conflagration nf Saturday night. But there are times when prompt assistance is of more avail than expressions of sympathy. Aud this is one of them. All that the Globe could do was done for our Minneapolis morning contemporary; and all that pan be done the Globe stands ready to do for all the Minneapol is papers who are sufferers from the fire. The presses Hnd all the machinery of the Globe es tablishment were immediately placed at the disposal of the Tribune when it was known that their outfit had been destroyed; and thus, through the facili ties furnished by our superb equip ment, the Tribune was enabled to make it-* appearance yesterday morning on the regular schedule time. And through the kind offices of the various St. Paul newspaper establishments all three of the Minneapolis papers who were rendered homeless by the burning of the Tribune building will be afforded facilities for continuing their regular publications until they can secure homes for themselves, lt is this milk of human kindness in the newspaper fra ternity, poured out so copiously in the hour of affliction, that more than com pensates for those acerbities which are the outgrowth of rivalry. True to the instincts of Northwestern journalism, our Minneapolis contem poraries will be on their feet again in an incredibly short time, and with new equipment, a fresher vigor, and more comfortably housed than ever, will be in the best condition to meet the re quirements of the hour. But neither active aid nor heartfelt sympathy can call back the noble spirits who went up from out the conflagration to their reward above. As for them, the only consolation we have left is the sad yet tender light which plays around the memory of heroes who died at the post of duty. NEGRO EMIGRATION. The Mexican government is reported inclined to encourage the location of blacks from the South in colonies in that country, ln five of the states ex tensive tracts of good agricultural ter ritory have been tendered them on very favorable conditions. The only material requirement is that they shall cultivate the land in good faith and deport them e-selves as industrious citizens. There is tome limitation to the number that will be granted the concessions, but as it is large, there is ample room for a trial of the capacities of the Southern negroes lot self-support and government. The .scheme was projected by two colored men in Texas, and they claim that ■.■o.OOO colonists will go from that state, and larger numbers from North Caro lina and other states. The' chief staple it is proposed to grow in Mexico is cot ton, to which that part of the coun try is said to be well adapted. If this movement succeeds, as there is apparent prospect that it may, it will be a matter of considerable concern to portions of the South that lose the labor of the blacks. It is noticeable that the migratory movement originates and has its chief strength in states where there has been little or no complaint that the negroes did not have full recognition at the ballot box. No political grievances are apparent in it. So far as appears, it is an intelligent effort to better the condition of the participants by estab lishing communities of their own. There has been a disposition among the white leaders in tha-South to encourage blacks to establish colonies out of the country. Gov. Lee, of Virginia, out lined a plan to send a certain percent age annually to Hayti or some other country. But it is by no means cer tain that the interests of the South would be promoted by any considerable depletion of its labor element. The blacks are still, and, no doubt, will con tinue to constitute, the chief working class, especially for field and unskilled labor. There is no surplus now, and the vast undeveloped resources of that region need an increase rather than re duction of its industrial population. Just at present, also, there is a political exigency. A census is to be taken the coming year, and it will form the basis of representation in congress and the electoral college for the next decade. Still, there is little probability that a migratory movement can be made to assume such proportions as to seriously affect the representation. The more in telligent class of blacks naturally take pride in being citizens in a great and powerful nation. The contrast between the United States and Mexico will not inspire patriotic enthusiasm. But it will be of interest to see hat will come ol the experiment. - MEETING OF CONGRESS. The organization of the Fifty-first congress to-day leaves but little room for conjecture as to what the result ot its deliberations will be. The action bt the Republican caucus on Saturday in nominating Mr. Rf.kd for speaker and Mr. Mcl'iiiKsox for clerk of the lower house clearly outlines the policy that will be pursued by the Republican ma jority. Mr. RESB has ever been the staunch advocate ot subsidies and the champion of the protection system, and his elevation to the speakership means that all legislation for the next two years will be in the interest of the trusts and monopolies who united their efforts to bring about his election. Yet it is probable that the congress which con venes to-day will be guilty of more sins of omission than commission. There is no apparent necessity for the Republican party to take advance steps in the direc tion it has been pursuing for the last twenty-five year.-: but it is to the inter est of the monopolies that no backward steps lie taken. Their policy is to leave legislation on the tariff and kindred questions in its present shape. They do not want any reforms, or reductions, or readjustments, unless in some minor particulars which will not affect the combines. They "will, perhaps, cheer fully assent to a removal of the tax from whisky and tobacco in order to strengthen their demand for a retention of the high taxes on the necessaries of lite. So that the very utmost the tax payers have a right to expect in the way of relief from ths congress is cheaper whisky, tobacco and other luxuries, while they will continue to pay the old time war prices for woolen goods, sugar, salt and other articles that are essential to home comfort. We expect to see some of the Kepublican congress men from the Western states make strenuous efforts to secure tariff reform and tax reduction in accordance with the popular demand, out their efforts will be fruitless. They will be beaten and outgeneraled in the party caucus, just as they were last Saturday, and lien the last session of the Fifty-first congress closes there ill be no mate rial cbantres iv the tariff laws. The sitting of the Pan-American con gress in Was Kington during the time that our national congress is in session. and the general agitation of the ques tion of improving and extending our commercial relations with other coun tries, will give the subsidy schemers a fine opportunity to impress their meas ures upon the attention of congress. They can depend upon Speaker Reed to help them along, and with the aid and encouragement of the state depart- ment there is every reason to believe that they will succeed in depleting the treasury vaults. The combination that elected Mr. Reed is subsidy-hungry, and it will be difficult for the wiser and more conservative leaders of the party to hold it in check. The scheme will be to throw a tub to the Western whale by making liberal appropriations for waterway improvements and by swelling the pension list.in the expecta tion that with a few paltry bribes of this sort the West can be reconciled to the enormous stealage at the other end of the line. But whatever line of policy the Fiffy first congress may pursue, whether It be good or whether it be evil, the Re publican party will . have to shoulder the full responsibility. Being in abso lute control of all departments of the government, there is no chance for evasion or for shifting responsibility. Whatever is done will be Simon-pure Republicanism, and it will be so charged up in the general account that will be rendered in 1892. If ever a party had the incentive to walk in the paths of wisdom and justice, the Re publican party has. Yet it has the misfortune ot being organized under a reckless leadership, who view the pub lic interests in a Vanderbiltian light, and there is no telling what the results will be. MEAN PARTISANSHIP. A pretty fair illustration of extreme partisan malice is visible in the en deavors to oust the Ean Claire postmas ter. Mr. Graham, the incumbent, is a Democrat, who enjoys the confidence of the Eau Claire people to such an extent that they want him retained in office until tbe expiration of his term. It so happens that Congressman Haugen wants Graham turned out because he needs all the patronage he can control to bolster up his candidacy for another term. Mr. Graham has been honest and diligent in the discharge of his official duties, and no accusation of any sort con Id be lodged against him, except that he is a Democrat. But, for ways that are dark and for tricks that are vain, Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson surpasses the heathen Chinee; and when the matter was brought to his attention it did not take him long to invent an excuse to turn Mr. Graham out of office. A post office inspector was sent up there to ex amine the office. Mr. Graham afforded him every facility for making a thor ough investigation, and was assured by the lnsp*-*ct*)r that everything was in good shape. it was therefore a matter of surprise to the Eau Claire postmas ter, no less than to the good people of that prosperous city, to learn that Mr. Clarkson was going to remove Mr. Graham on the charge of inefficiency aud shortage, and that these allegations arc based on the report of the inspect or who examined the Eau Claire office. The charges arc wholly unfounded, for instead of the deficiency of (261 men tioned in the report, Mr. Graham is in position to show that there was actually a surplus of about $100 at the time the inspector made the examination; and as to the charge of inefficiency, tho citizens of Eau Claire, Irrespective of party, will testify to the contrary. It is an outrage that such a miserable calumny against a worthy man and an upright citizen should be employed to get possession of a postoffice for the personal accommodation of a congress man. The Globe has too high an opin ion of the people of Wisconsin to believe that they will tolerate, or even counte nance, such a proceeding, and the re moval of Postmaster Graham will surely react on the party responsible for it. There is nothing the American people like so much as fair play and honest dealing, and nothing they despise so thoroughly as skullduggery. .;.* • The fact that 20,000 ladies voted in Boston last year, and only half the num ber have registered this year, is being used as a strong point against the ex tension of the suffrage to the sex. It is taken to show that the sense of duty in that direction is very feeble, and that temporary emotions or whims of the hour are likely to govern them in the exercise of the high responsibility of THE ALYT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING . DECEMBER 2, 1889 f sovereignty. It may bo insisted, how ever, that they have not been educated on the political line, aud that a good many mate voters require party pres sure, and sometimes more material agencies, to bring them out to the polls. Still, tho Boston women have added to the burden of the woman suffrage cam paign In South Dakota. It was an extreme Sabbatarian view, taken by a gentleman who prefixes "new" to his name when ho* expressed the opinion yesterday, in a private con versation, that the burning of the Min neapolis Ttibune building was a direct judgment from God as a punishment for publishing a Sunday newspaper. One who Is orthodox dissented from that view on the ground that God is a rational being, and visits His judgments in a rational way. "If that bad been Ilis purpose," said the dissenter, "God would have killed Mr. Bi.kthe.v, who is responsible for the publication of the Sunday paper, and not have slaughtered the poor men who were compelled to work for their living." When told of this incident' last night, Mr. Blktuicn gave further confirmation to the opinion that it was not a judgment, by stating that the room where the lire originated was last occupied by a man who was so pious that he wouldn't read a Sunday paper. Tut* one splendid opportunity the West had for asserting itself in na tional affairs was wasted by the Repub lican members of congress from the Western states in the caucus held at Washington last Saturday. It was a house divided against itself, with the inevitable result of crumbling walls. The protection representatives from the Eastern states rallied to the sup port of Mr. Reed in a solid phalanx under the generalship of the Pennsyl vania bosses, and it looks as if the divi sion in the Western ranks were likewise traceable to the same source. In some form or other the Pennsylvania idea is sure to dominate the Republican party. Philadelphia is the most conserva tive of the large cities, and Sunday pa pers have been less In demand there than elsewhere. But the Inquirer, one of the oldest and decorous of the papers of that city, yesterday, for the first time, added a Sunday issue. There is hardly an influential daily now in the country that does not have its Sunday issue. Those who have been unable to har monize their minds to the modern de velopment would find larger assets in giving their efforts to make the Sunday papers more nearly exponents of their moral habitudes thau in kicking against the inevitable. The Australian election law. as adopted in Massachusetts requires the voter to put a cross at the name of each candidate. The completed returns of the late election show that large num bers of voters would not take the trouble to go through the list. There were 13,687 more votes for governor at the head than the attorney general at the foot. On lieutenant governor the falling off was but 5,401, and constantly increasing to the bottom. As there were but six names on the eeneral ticket, in cases where there are twenty or thirty the last ones would make a slim run of it. If the atmospheric conditions on the inception of the winter months are pre monitory, those who believe in a mild winter should score a point. The ordi nary signs and the prophets are so di vided that no assurance can be had from them. But it was noticed that the erratic gentleman who usually per ambulates wilh bis shoes in his hands, yesterday had them on his feet. That may be as Rood a sign as most of them. J. H. Thomas,' one of the millionaires who wants to go to the senate from Ohio, professes such lofty virtue that he claims it could resist the temptation to pay 25 cents for the final vote. That is the price of a combination smile. Per haps, however, he has only a chance to win as a freak among Ohio politicians. If Maj. Edwards, the robust editor of the Fargo Argus, had his head shaved he would be a fac simile of Speaker Reed. Of course there can be no doubt of Reed's capacity, to fill the speaker's chair, whatever may be said of his ability as a presiding officer. The fact that Reed had his head quarters at the "Shoreham," Morton's somewhat famous new apartment hotel, with buffet attachments, indicates that he was alert and smart enough to im prove all the advantages. ' It is understood that ex-Gov. Ord way will resume life at Washington as a private citizen A ranch in the Red river valley does not have the attrac tions it once did. mtM Armour can talk to senators and in quisitive peoole when he is forced to, but he is careful not to startle them with surprising revelations. m*_ ■ The Boston papers of both parties supported Reed for speaker. There was more than a suspicion of section alism about it. _ a—» The Fifty-first congress will open with prayer. It is likely to close in a cyclone of curses from a tax-burthened constituency. The rule of three, as applicable to disastrous conflagrations, seems to be still in force. Lynn, Boston and Min neapolis. .'y- :: :v- STATE SENTIMENT. Won't Take Albert. Le Sueur News. Albert Scheffer made a record in last year's campaign which should forever shelve him, so far as political honors go. Even the Democratic party would be very slow to place any confidence In him. And as for the Republican party, any sensible man doesn't believe ho could secure a coroncrship. Stirring Up Knute. Caledonia Argus. Where is Knute Nelson? Las fall, after making a speech and casting a vote that carried consternation into the ranks of the protectionists and hope to the hearts of the free traders, Knut said that "we will down Cleveland first and then go for the trusts and monopo lies." "We" downed Cleveland, but when are Knute and the rest going for the trusts? Can it bo that they are com ing so thick and fast as to. apoall the doughty ex-member from the Fifth?. If Knute Is ever "going for the trusts" he had better stirring. " Stands by William. Brown* Valley Tribune. The Paul Daily News boldly as serts that if Gov. Merriam is renomi nated in 1890 the state will be turned over to the Democrats. We do not see why Merriam is not as strong as he was a year ago, and if things don't take a great change in the next year, he will be our next governor. Another View. Wadena Tribune. The state press Is up in arms again, and giving it to Merriam right and left. All will concede that Merriam was dead and burled long ago, and it looks rather mean to be tramping on the poor man's grave. -rc-yl. -*-. --.-., • ..'..'- MONDAY CHATTER. Before the supreme court of Maine has time to focus its mind upon the enormity of the offense >of the farmer who sold a mug of apple juice from his mill, it Is discovered by the piercing eyes of reform that Jamaica ginger Is being sold all over the state. This has been subjected to analysis and found to contain, in some instances, more alco hol than is used in ordinary brandy] People are found to acquire the habit of using it, and soon outgrow any spe cial aversion to the little accessories!; But the evidence is that this and most of. the 1 other decoctions that do active duty in prohibition states are far more pernicious than, ordinary liquors. The! most vicious sort of alcoholic elements are used in them, naturally, as the dis guise prevents their recognition. There seems to bo no complete security in any state that allows mixtures of any kind with its water. Open Patrol Wagon!*. The Boston Herald, and several other papers, are waging war upon open pa-* trol wagons in cities, not personally from any special irritation, but in the interest of public decency and the com' mon brotherhood. The Herald insists that the uncovered vehicle is "a relic of the custom or conveying murderers in open cart to the gallows, when the morbid mob followed the horrible cara van to the scaffold with shouts and oaths." There are people still who take interest in observing the occu pants of these dashing conveyances. Ihe latter are not always persons so steeped in vice and crime as to be de void of sensibilities. They may be un fortunate, or the victims of circum stances, and it is not a sort of advertise ment of them that is exhilarating to the pleasurable emotions, and as an object lesson to the young observers, it itftiot altogether wholesome. The passers who do not turn an eager gaze upon the occupants of a patrol wagon are as rare as the ladies who can pass another on the street with a new bonnet or dress without turning to get another look at it. The Matrimonial Limit. An animated controversy has sprung up In England over the demand in a social reform platform that the parties who want to marry shall not do so under twenty-five years of age, ladies in cluded. This is likely to suppiant the antiquated conundrum, Is marriage a failure? All unmarried people, even if they have far passed the period, are taking ground vehemently in opposi tion. There would, apparently, be more favor for a Jaw requiring all persons to be married at least once, before twenty five years of age. The lawmakers in this country have had meager success in attempts to regulate matrimonial eli gibility. The results have not been such as to invite much outlay of legislative indastry in trying to keep a connubial hedge up until heads and hearts are supposed to be more in co-operation. There have been terrible ; misfits, in the legal and critical eye, that might be made iv heaven, as far as general suc cess as a match was concerned, while : the most harmonious conditions, as they seemed, had sequences that could but delight his satanic majesty, if. his dispo sition is correctly reported. 1 Personal Characteristics. Nearly every person has some pecul iarity in movement that aids in estab lishing his Identity. Parties who have ; .fancied they were effectually disguised' have been detected by some character-] istic motion that has been noted. Not long since a man who fled to this conn-! try from Austria with $150,000 of em-, bezzled money was recognized by the pursuing detective from his well known) habit af laying his left forefinger along side of his nose. The man was well disguised, but when the undisguised! digit took its peculiar, but wonted trip; to the nasal ..organ, the craft, industry* and long journey were worse than use less. Parties who contemplate beeom-j ing embezzlers, burglars, bigamists, i politicians or any of the peculiar classes should avoid acquiring any identifying peculiarities. One cannot well help some individuality of step or voice, but this is not specially obnoxious if it does not violate the canons of taste or grace, as many of the gyrations about the nose do. BOOK NOTICES. "A Transient Guest and Other Sto ries," by Edgar Saltus— Edgar Saltus comes out again ; this time with a vol ume of four short stories of varying merit. "A Transient Guest," "Fausta," "The Grand Duke's Rubies," and "A Maid of Modern Athens." The two latter are written in his cleverest style; the other two with most of his faults and little of his cleverness. To the critics Mr. Saltus Is ever a temptation; so elusive, so provoking is he. We read hlit*. with curious interest. He is clever, facile, startling, original; and yet— the ring is not always quite true. ' One easily perceives that what Mr. Saltus most admires and covets is wit, and wit he has not got. Instead, he indulges ln a certain counterfeit wittiness, cheap, and frequently stale, often nothing more than some mouth-worn paraphrase of an old saw. He constantly forces us to halt over some old joke dressed up for the occa i sion in new Saltus clothes. What Is more boring than a decrepit wag? It is : a serious pity that Mr. Saltus should hamper his talent— by the way, is really talent— with his stale wit ticisms, and also his immoral inueu does. The curse of the latter-day litera ture is upon him— as well as upon all the rest of the younger novelists, male and female. He cannot let an opportu nity go by without hinting at something improper; and the- more improper the better, it would seem. Eliminate these faults and we have in Mr. Saltus' stories everything that goes to make up a good novel. He delights us with his address, his unexpected denouements. He might be called a literary ventriloquist; one never knows when or where the voice will come from next. The first of the four stories, "A Transient Guest," is the talc of an in consistent young man so chivalrous that he allows himself to be turned out doors oy his host under a mistake. But his chivalry is of the convenient kind which permits him to make love to the ■ same host's fiancee while a guest in the house, lt is a flat and disappointing story, but not so poor as "Fausta." This story, with its everlasting "de serted damsel," etc., etc., sounds as if it had been written merely to complete the set. "The Grand Duke's Rubies" is a clean, bright, little story, with all the elements for a capital detective tale, perfectly simple and uulabored, and in which we again meet with M. Alphabet Jones— a favorite of the au thor's as well as of the reader's. "A Maid of Modern Athens" recounts her adventures with capital imperson ality at a breezy pace that swings us from the beginning to the end; but,alas, as usual, it is tainted with ugly sus picions and whispered hints. Somebody excla'ms "Honl solt qui . mal y pense," but all the same we see Mr. Saltus wink. • For sale by E. M. Hall, Fourth street; 50 cents. Lord Dunmersey. E. M. Hall, St. Paul— "Lord Dunmersey" is the title of a book by Leander Richardson. It con cerns a fraudulent "British lord," whose confessions it purports to be. The bogus British lord is quite a famil iar figure in I our American landscape, and his adventur* might furnish very entertaining reading. It is a pity that Mr. Richardson got hold of the subject instead of somebody who knew how to make more of it. "Lord Dunmersey"is a type; only the picture Is overdrawn. Instead of con tenting himself with the portrayal of a clever scoundrel, who is simply "on the make," Mr. Richardson invests his hero with supernatural courage and unheard of raagnamlnity. .He also mars his story by coarse vulgarity and useless immor ality. - What a frenzy seems to have.solzed the clap-trap authors of tho day to foist on a long-suffering public a mass "of Ir relevant and superfluous filth I "Lord Duntnersey" would be twice as interest ing as a character were he permitted to pursue his short career on a smaller al lowance of villainy. There's a good chance for some enter prising author to produce a modern "Harry Lyndon." Clever rascality Is always interesting— and the adventures of a bogus English earl might make a charming study. But although "Barry .-Lyndon" as a man was profligate and ; immoral, "Barry Lyndon" as a book does not go out of the way to manufact ure fantastically Indecent scenes. Mr. .Richardson has got bold of a good sub ject—the "confessions" of a tough citi zen. We would, however, advise him to re-write his story, leaving out most of the "exciting" parts and all of the need less immorality. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Congressman Roswell P. Flower pro poses to offer in the coming congress a bill or a constitutional amendment— ho ' says lie has not decided which— to give the people of the country the power to 'select their own postmasters, customs and Internal revenue collectors, etc., voting by localities. Prof. Asa Gray, the greatest botanist of our time, had wonderful keenness of sight and manual dexterity. Until late in life he delighted to use these powers in a queer kind of sport. Crouched on the floor of his parlor or study, would patiently watch for mice and catch them with the expertness of Grimalkin herself. Lyman R. Casey, the second senator from North Dakota, has never held any public office save that of county com missioner—a fact that a cynic might consider a strong argument in his favor. But he is a thorough business man and identified with large interests in North Dakota, and has had the advantage of several years' European travel aud study, which will prove serviceable in his capacity as a national legislator. Miss Kate Field in the interesting prospectus of her forthcoming journal says: "From an impartial public 1 hope for support in the welcome guise of sub scriptions, advertising and suggestion." A long experience in journalism war rants the Washington Post in assuring Miss Field that if she will hustle around and get the subscriptions and advertis ing the public will take great pleasure in keeping her supplied with sugges tions, yiiir- : ' ' SAID TO BE FUNNY. The man who boasted that he was as "regular as the sun" forgot that that luminary rises only twice in the year at the same time— Puck. Politically Biased— School Teacher— Tommy, who were the public ans and sinners mentioned in the les son? Republicans and Democrats. —Drake's Magazine. Some months ago the edict was sent forth "The bustle must go!" From the graceful., gliding, sideling movement with which ladies sit down in a car to day, it looks as if the bustle is still go ing.—Puck. What Broke the Managing Editor The cable news was scarce this morning. "'' Telegraph Editor— Yes, sir. The man at the other end tried to send the names : of some Servian officials and the cable broke in two. Drake's Magazine. * . Too Strong for Her— "Self-denial," said a traveling man to another, "is a -trait that will he found in neariy every woman. It seems to be an essential par/»>f her nature. She is equal to al um.-* every self-denial." ,»'• ■.-."•' "And yet," was the rejoinder, "bow few of them are equal to a sealskin sack-rifice."— Merchant Traveler. Counsel Assigned. —Mr. Rising Briefly — |low is that case of Bill Jenkins get t'nig along? I see you've taken charge of it. Mr. Snap Gammon— Oh,- firstr-atc: I just got "JfjO.out of him, and he's to give "hie another fifty in the morning. Mr. Rising Briefly— That's good; but Where's Bill? . Mr. Snap Gammon— Oh, he's all right. He's in jail.— Puck. TO HARNESS NIAGARA. The Meaning ofthe Great .Tunnel From Buffalo. '"- '■ '■ Bi-ffalo, N. V., Dec. I.— "Has the rumored removal of the "Washburn- Crosby mill from Minneapolis to Buffa lo, as contemplated, anything to do with the Niagara River Tunnel company which was incorporated to construct a tunnel from Buffalo to Niagara Falls!in order to utilize the current of the Ni agara?" was asked of Gen. Jewett. one of the incorporators, this evening by a United Press reporter. "No. It is an entirely independent movement." When questioned as to the prob able cost of the tunnel pro ject, Mr. Jewett said the company had estimated the cost at $4,000,000. and that the money would be raised in the East within four months time. Gen. Jewett added that the route had been selected and plans for the tunnel pre pared. -p Harrison Coming to Chicago. Washington, Dec. 1. — It is an nounced that President and .Mrs. Har rison will leave Washington Friday or Saturday of this week for Chicago to at tend the opening of the Chicago auditorium next Monday night. It is understood that Vice Pres ident Morton and Mrs. Morton, Assist ant Postmaster-General Clarkson and Mrs. Clarkson, Attorney General and Mrs. Miller and one or two other mem bers of the cabinet and their ladies will make up the party that will accompany he president on the Western trip. mmt Steamers in Collision. Liverpool, Dec. I.— The British steamer lowa, bound hence for Bos ton, with freight and passengers, collided in the Mersey last even ing with the cotton-laden steamer Ligurian, from Alexandria, and also with the Spanish steamer Muiiin. The Ligurian was abandoned, but he cargo of cotton kept her afloat, and she was subsequently beached. The lowa and the Munin were docked. ■-•M . 1 ' 1 Chinese Laundry Trust. r , - New York, Dec. I.— As a result o the; cutting of rates for laundrywork by rival Chinese concerns in New York, Brooklyn and Jersey City, a meeting of representative Chinamen was held in Mott street to-day and the "Zoon Kwan Ye Shon Hong," or the great consoli dated laundry union, was organized. /~*4 Forerunner of Cholera. St. Petersburg, Dec. I.— Prof. Zde necket, one of the leading Russian med ical authorities, declares his belief that j the.. influenza now prevalent here is the : forerunner of cholera. Similar signs, i. he-Bays, preceded the last live: cholera epidemics here. **>'- ■ *■■'.* ■ . .-. . a—m '- „«* Jefferson Davis Better. New Orleans, Dec. I.— The physl cians attending Jefferson Davis regard his condition to-night as somewhat bet ter than last night, but he is still very weak. • ly] m_f Wilmot Goes to Chicago. Anson, of the Chicago club, Saturday signed Walter Wilmot to play with the Chicago league club for tho next five seasons. The salary of Wilmot is to be 84.000 for e,ach of the five years. England ls Greedy. London, Dec. The Times is de- Toting a good deal of space lately to an agitation, of the Alaska seal fishery question. The government is urged not to acquiesce in a policy on the part of the United States which will com pletedly exclude British interests from the benefits of the sealeries. The claim of the United States that Behring sea is American water solely Is elaborately contradicted by the Times, the old stock arguments on the opposite side of the question being brought forward in strong array. THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. Secretary Noble States Its Condi tion at the Present Time. Washington, Dec. — The annual report of Secretary of Interior Noble opens with a chapter on Oklahoma. A careful estimate, he says, based upon tho judgment of reliable men of the ter ritory, makes the preseut population of Oklahoma, in round numbers, 60.000, of which 20.200 persons are distributed among twenty eight towns, the largest of which ar*-: Guthrie (including East and West Guth rie and -Capitol hill), 8.000; King Fisher and Lisbon, 3,000; Oklahoma City, (in cluding South Oklahoma City) 6,000. The territory contains twenty-nine schools and" thirty-eight churches, and publishes twenty-two newspapers. The number 'of schools aud churches does not include a few that are outside of town limits, data as to these not being readily obtainable. Upon the census he says: "As an illus tration of the magnitude of this under taking, it is only necessary to mention the fact that it is estimated that there will bo employed in taking the eleventh census 42,000 enumerators. 2,0*0 clerks, from 800 to 000 special agents, 175 super visors, and 25 experts. The num ber of published volumes will probably exceed those of the tenth cenaus. The calculation has been made that if the inquiry in regard to veterans should yield 1,000.000 names it will take eight quarto volumes of 1,000 pages each to contain them, lie favors investigation and recommends legislation on private land claims. The secretary writes at great length on the work of the various Indian commissions, and urges educa tion in Alaska. His report on the terri tory includes short statistical sketches on the four new states. He closes with a simple reference to the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua, and gives in an appendix a' copy of the Yellowstone Park lease. A. LUNATIC AT LARGE. He Kills His Son and Attacks the Officers. Gallatin, Mo., Dec. I.— With one sweep of a large, sharp butcher knife John Bright yesterday almost decapi tated his boy, Albert, at their home near this city. He then made an attack on his wife, who escaped and locked herself in a room. With maniacal rage the murderer rushed from the house and attempted to kill John Bunk, a farmhand, who saved his life by flight. Bright then started to town, say ing there were several of his enemies and he would get even with them. The alarm was given and he was stopped by the marshal, but instead of giving him self up he made an attack on the officer with his knife and cut him badly in the arm. He then made a dash through the streets and chased everybody that came in sight. As it was impos sible for any one to get near him he was shot as he was chasing a lot of children, and so badly wounded that he was captured. Bright was released from au insane asylum recently as cured. _ BUYING STOVES, TOO. The English Are Gobbling Every thing in Sight. Chicago, Dec. I.— Lawyer Edwin A. Corbin, of this city, has about completed a deal whereby the great plant of the Michigan Stove company, of Detroit, may pass into the hands of an English syndicate. He returned to-day from Detroit, where he secured an option on the plant, and opened negotiations with the Detroit and Pennsylvania companies with a view to possibly amalgamating the interests of the three concerns. He would give no details further than the figure of the purchase, if made, would be well up in the millions. The Michigan company alone has a number of factories not only in Detroit, but also at New York and Buffalo. -afc- MANY FATALITIES. Awful Destruction of Typhoons and Fires. Sax Francisco, Dec. I.— The most violent typhoon known here in many years swept over the island of Sado Oct. 21. Fifty houses and as many boats were destroyed. On the 26th of October, at Kauldamachi, in Nusala prefecture, three-foorttis of the vil lage was . destroyed by fire. Three children . were burned to death and 183 houses destroyed. On the 4th of November the Misemono at Sennichimae collapsed, and a num ber of lives were lost. The number of killed is placed at between twenty and twenty-nine, and many injured. THE CLEARANCES. False of Trade as Shown by Bank Exchanges. Boston, t>ec. I.— The following table, compiled from dispatches from clearing houses in the cities named, shows . the gross exchanges for the week ended Nov. SO, 1889, with rates per cent of in crease or decrease as compared with the amounts for the corresponding week in 1888: Amount. Inc. Dec. New York $626,608,259 6.3 ...... Boston 81,555,337 2.3 ... . Philadelphia.... 67,751.293 12.5 Chicago 60,037,000 2.9 St. Louis 16,922.056 12.6 San Francisco... 16 663,973 4.6 "New Orleans... 12,802.444 4.6 ..... Pittsburg 11,>"81,372 10.9 Baltimore 11,6' "3,183 13.2 Cincinnati 10.286.4i0 2.9 Kansas City 7.763.964 11.9 Minneapolis 122,700 15.2 Louisville 5,743.733 2.9 Providence. ... 0,523,200 29.9 Milwaukee ..... 5.239,000 1.2 Detroit ....: 4,017,300 17.5 Cleveland..: * 4,000,602 23.8 St. Paul 4.420,906 10.7 Omaha 3.942.602 24.2 Denver 3,782.666 60.5 Memphis.;; . 3.1>*0,095 0.7 Columbus* 2.07 ">, 00 31.1 Richmond 1.920,458 11.7 Indianapolis.... • 1.325,099 2.8 ... Galveston ;. 1.777.591 0.9 Fort Worth 1,756,11-1 130.8.... Duluth.... 1,530.866 15.2 Peoria 1,301.45.' 11.9 Portland.Me ' 1.091,151 37.3 St. Joseph 1,033, 267 20.9 Snrinefield 1.006.075 2.8 New Haven 969,-34 0.9 Worcester 928. 20.9 "Norfolk ... 818.489 3.8 Dea Moines 611,342 5.1 Lowell 564,987 5 8 •Grand Rapid*-*.. 52-1,47 17.9 ... Wichita 521790 .... 9.5 Los Angeles .... 477,0 26.1 Topeka 3U4.684 5.6 ♦Buffalo 2,691.9 **2 "Portland. 0r.... 1.51.>,957 ♦Nashville 1.480,801 •Sioux City...... 831. ♦Seattle 77*.356 ♦Tacoma 6'»5,222 ♦Birmingham.... > 596,731 ♦Montreal 8,022,611) T0ta1.... $992,011,863 6.5 Outside N. V.. 365,403.601 6.9 ♦Not included in the totals; no clearing halve at this time last year. MARINE MATTERS. Sault Stk. Maw is— Up, a. m. : S. F. "(lodge, 5. Down, a. m: W. 11. Gratwick, 6; p.m.: Walluia, Kasota, 1:50. Weather calm, clear. . . .-' MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. Nbw, York — Arrived: steamers Russia, Hamburg; . Ktruria, Liverpool; La Cham pagne, Havre. Sicily— Steamer Gellcrt, New York, for Hamburg. Lizabd— Steamer La Gascogne, New York, for Havre and Veendam; New York, for Rot tcrdam. «, : ■ *<» Queksstowx— Steamer British Prince, Phil add phia, for Liverpool. London -The -steamer Delambre, from Rio Janeiro, for New Orleans, has pi"* *-••» Kings ton, having lost propeller. <■■-• i .- >* . - ■ ''' ■-' ■ "■•■'. FALSE TO HIS VOWS. The Terrible Scenes Enacted at a Chalet in Beautiful Italy. Awful Story ot the Slaying of a Wife by Her Outraged Husband. A Ghostly Visitor Sits at the Table of His Con freres. The Spirit of a Monk Appears on the Anniversary of a Crime. °-v Id the lives of almost every one inci dents occur whose memory leaves such an indelible imprint that no lapse of time can eradicate, but, rather, the flight of time renders more vivid. Two such instances came within my observa tion which, through their individual horror and their unforeseen and unex pected connection, have left their mem ory so firmly rooted in my mind that even now I cannot recall them without a keen feeling of horror and super stitious dread. . In the spring of 18— I was sent by a syndicate of English capitalists trom London to the province of Padua, Italy, to personally locate and Investigate some mineral springs that had beeu discovered in that locality, and to make a personal analysis of the waters on the spot, since the company did not dare to trust to any sample that might be for warded to England. Iv due time I arrived at Venice and immediately set out by rail for the an cient city of Padua, from which point I proposed to make excursions in vari ous directions in the province In search of all information and proof that I could gather concerning the various springs which abound in that locality. It wa3 my custom when on such ex cursions to travel alone and with as little luggage as possible, that I might thereby be able to proceed with less ex ertion and cover a greater distance. When night come on I could trust for shelter to one of those rude but neat chalets which dot the rough volcanic surface of the European bills, among which were the mineral springsof which 1 was in search. On the fourth excursion I set out early from my hotel in the quaintly irregular city, and had advanced many miles, taking sample after sample of the waters from the various springs, and making full directions on each vial as to the location of the spring, in order that I might carry them back and anal lyze the contents at my leisure. Thus engftgiKt, the morning hours were fol lowed by the afternoon, and so intent was I on my work that I did not notice the. time until it was already dusk. Then, gathering up my vials and plac ing them In a valise which I carried for the purpose. I located my position as nearly as I was able, and striking out for a high point on a hill directly north of where I stood, I determined from that point of vantage to locate the near est chalet. THE HOME OF DESOLATION. It was now quite dark, but bringing my field-glasses into play. I could dimly make out the shadowy outlines of a hut partly hidden by a rugged hill to the north. Slowly making my way over the rough and broken ground, it was dark when I reached the door of the chalet, and, ad vancing to it, I knocked. Receiving no answer. I struck the door with my staff two vigorous raps, but the only reply was the echo of my blows. As no light was anywhere visible about the place, 1 tried the door, and found it unfastened. Cautiously open ing it, I peered in. All was dark and quiet as a tomb. Striking a match, I looked about and saw that, although the apartment was without a living oc cupant, the rude furniture was in order and evidently was the abode of some herdsman. In the center of the room was a rough wooden table, upon which stood a lan tern. Taking it up, 1 struck another match, and, lighting the lantern, closed the door, and, seating myself on one of the three-legged stools, I awaited the coming of the host. 1 had not been long seated when sud denly I was startled by a noise as of one heavily shod rushing over the uneven and stony soil that surrounded the hut, and befoie I could turn about and face the door it was roughly burst open, and in the doorway stood a form really ter rible to look upon, lt was a herdsman —evidently the owner of the chalet— who stood on the threshold, with glar ing eyes and hair matted and hanging down over his fierce brow. When he saw me a change came over his whole appearance, and in tones iv which a tremor of suppressed anger was appar ent, he gasped: "I thought it was she!" Then, gulping down a lump which was seemingly chokiug him, he con tinued: "The signor is a traveler, and is wel come.'" Without further speech he repaired to an inner room and brought forth a pan of milk and some bread and bade me eat. This I readily did, as my long tramp had lent a keen zest to my appe tite; and, as 1 partook of my frugal meal, I noticed that my host sat in front of the empty fireplace on a low stool, with his head bent far forward and his face buried in his hands, as though in deep meditation. Thus he sat while I finished my meal and had almost smoked through a whole cigar; when, suddenly arousing himself, he quickly turned toward me and asked: * '•Will the signor sleep beneath this roof?*' MURDER MOST FOUL. I answered in the affirmative, and he, taking up the lamp, led the way to the further end of the room, where a lad der offered tne means of ascent to the garret above. 1 took the ladder and ascended. Here I found a bed of husks, with other articles of furniture similar to those in chalets of that class. .Being thoroughly fagged out, I threw myself upon the mattress and was soon asleep. I had probably slept an hour when I was awakened by a slight noise in the apartment below. I listened, but could near nothing further, but a strange sense of fear took possession of me, and try as I would, I could not shake it off, and my whole body was soon bathed in a cold perspiration. Murder seemed in the air, and I deter mined to rise and quietly steal from the hut before some trap should be sprung on me. Quickly I arose, donned the fewljarti cles of apparel that I had takeu off be fore retiring, and, clutching my revol ver, I descended, not knowing "what 1 should do when I reached the open air. When I struck the floor below I no ticed that the door was open and a faint moonlight was cast over nature with out. Glancing in the direction of the door through which my host had brought in my supper, I saw through the crevice rays of light faintly gleaming. An ir resistible desire led toward it. and, placing my eye to one of the larger cracks, a hideous sight met my horrified gaze. ThQj" stood my host, terrible in his rairf-, s <V^_.hand uplifted and in its clt^h a glisiT^.ig dagger, whilo with the other he grasped the tin***- of a young and beautiful woman, the veins of whose face and neck stood out like whipcords, and in whose eyes was a look half of fear and half of supplica • tion— a look such as I never saw before and which 1 »«-pc I shall never see again. It burned its way into my very soul, and throwing open the door like a flash I rushed :to the rescue of the woman, but before I could strike down the ruffian the dagger descended^, and even before 1 could level my revolver the herdsman sprang, passed me, find was out in the moonlight. GONE FOREVER. Pursuit would be useless after one so accustomed to the rough and uneven roads, so, rushing to the side of the prosttrate woman, I saw that death had been Immediate and therefore painless. But what must have been her suffering duriug the few seconds of suspense while the murderous wretch held her by the throat! During the long hours of the night I kept a solitary vigil by the d«**ad, and at the tirst dawn of day I hastened to the nearest habitation and gave the alarm. The matter was investigated by the au thorities in the city of Padua, but uo trace of the murderer could be found, i Being sent for by the syndicate, 1 im mediately set out lor home, but even in the noisy nud bustling streets of Lon don 1 could not altogether shake off the haunting memory of the look in the eyes of the unfortunate woman in the hut among the Euganean hills in Padua. The incident related above would probably not seem particularly impress ive were it not for the weird and terri ble experience through which 1 passed later, and. as I have already said, was unexpectedly connected with the facta already set forth. Two years later I was again called upon by a company which had suc ceeded the syndicate mentioned, as I was known to have obtained consider able knowledge of the various mineral springs in the province of Padua. I departed post haste, and was soon among the lava-formed hills. Determining to profit by my past ex perience in the herdsman's chalet, I took up my quarters in a small village somewhat nearer the hills, determining to have a fixed habitation and not run ning the risk of witnessing any moro tragedies. On the third excursion that I started out on 1 intended to return to my regu lar domicile as usual. 1 visited several springs, among them one that 1 had missed on tbe day of my unfortunate experience two years before. This was located but three miles from my tem porary home in the village, and dusk was plenty of time for me to start for home and reach it in safety, but on this occasion, in some inexplicable manner, 1 quite lost my bearings, and the sun being about to sink 1 set out toward what I believed the right direction, hop ing that I might meet some wayfarer and make sure of my diiection. THE SPECTRAL MONK. I had advanced not more than half a mile when I saw a figure in the distance standing as a statue. When I drew nearer I saw that it was the form of monk with his cowl drawn up covering his head, while his back was directly toward the setting sun. He stood on the slope of a small hill to the right of a giant bowlder. I advanced toward him. intending to inquire concerning the direction I should take to reach the village. My approach in no way attacted his atten tion. Then I addressed him: "Can you direct me to the village of At my words he turned and faced me, Looking at me straight with unearthly brilliant eyes, without a word he turned and vanished. , An intense feeling of dread came over me, but striving my utmost to throw it off , 1 trudged on. Presently I came in sight of an old abbey, about the gates which a number of monks were moving. Thither I d rected my steps, hoping that 1 would encounter a more polite mem ber of the order who would give me the desired information. Approaching the one nearest the gate, I told him of my plight, and he kindly pointed out the proper way. But as he spoke a bell tolled out in the abbey, and the monk, addressing" me, said: "It is our bell for supper. Will the signor not join us? A storm is rapidly brewing, and long before the signor could reach his destination it would overtake him, and the road at night in a storm is dangerous. The signor is wel come to a cell if he could manage to get through the night In so dismal a place." Gladly 1 accepted the monk's kind offer, and I was straightway led in and presented to the superior. Moiks were all seated about the table, and I noticed that, while there were twelve monks, there were thirteen seats. The one opposite me was vacant THE UNBIDDEN VISITOR. Grace had just been said when the storm broke in all its fury. The rain came down in torrents, while the thun der roared and crashed, and, darkness coming suddenly on, lights were ordered by the superior. When the lights were brought in a terrible peal of thunder crashed over head, and, horror! opposite me, in the chair that had been vacant sat the monk with the unearthly eyes. Precipitately I fled from the table, as though 1 had "ieen confronted by the dead. When I reached an inner apart ment I was joined by the superior, who in anxious tones inquired the cause of my flight. Tremblingly 1 related what had taken place at sunset and what I had seen at the supper table. Imme diately he fell upon his knees and fer vently prayed. Having finished he rose, and. with faltering voice, said: '•My son. I feared what they told me was mere fancy; but since you have seen I will tell you all. Two years ago to-night one of our order, forgetting his vows, committed a terrible ciime in the eyes of the church, having lured the wife of an humble herdsman, who had come to him to confess, to break the seventh commandment. The husband came upon the pair as they were to» gether, near the huge boulder not fal from here; and, convinced by his eye* of hi wrong done him, slew the wicked moiiK. The wife fled, but on reaching hei home determined to beseech her hus band's forgiveness. She found forgive ness must be sought for in the next world, for he slew her, too, with a dag. ger, the same one that had dispatched the monk. The husband then fled and was never again seen; but the spirit of the base monk returns here on the night of each anniversary of his crime, perhaps to join in the prayers for the rest of his soul." After a restless night I left the abbey early next morning, and. fortunately, having quite completed my investiga tions. returned to London, never again to visit the sceue of my strange expert ences in Padua. mm NINETEEN DIiOWXEI). The American ship Checsborough - Goes on the Rocks. San Francisco, Dec. I.— The steam ship Gaelic, which arrived from China and Japan to-day, brings news that the American ship Cheesborough was wrecked Oct. 20 by running on the rocks off the Sluchi-Ri-Harua and nineteen of the crew were drowned. The ship was bound from Uokodate to San Francisco with a cargo of sulphur. Out of the* crew of twenty-three four were saved. No further particulars. ■**■ Where Is tho Vienna? Toronto, Ont., Dec. I.— The schooner Vienna from Fair Haven for Whitely, was out on the lake during Wednesday's great gale. She has not vet arrived at Whitely, and It is feared that she has foundered with all hands. The vessel and cargo are insured. Pitcher Petty Signs. Hamilton, Ont.. Dec. I.— Pitchet Petty, who played with the Cincinnati club last season, has signed with the Hamilton club. -^ The Old Story. Grain** de SeL Traveler (in a bantering tone)— l say, landlord, what makes you call this wine Bordeaux? Landlord (good humorcdly"*— V\, I am not very particular; sometime*! label it Burgundy— when required! Keep the back, especially between the shoulderblades, well covered; also the chest well protected. In sleeping in a cold room establish the habit of breathing through the nose, and never with the mouth open.