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Light snow in northern; fair, followed by
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THE STOKY" OF A DAY.
Judge Kelley is dead.
Eugene Hay is confirmed.
Minneapolis is to be a sub-port of entry.
Loudon's scandals are stirring up society.
Brooklyn is to have three base ball teams.
The base ball brotherhood deserters are to
Dr. Kniffin and Miss Purcell are released
Fourteen men are drowned in a caisson at
DNorth Dakota's legislature is not yet ready
McCormick beats Lent in the Minneapolis
lowa teetotaleers make a demand for abso
The L'oeur d'Alene Indians cede their land
to the government.
Brice is nominated for senator from Ohio
on the second ballot.
North Dakota elevators are accused of
evading the law on taxes.
Water in the Mississippi is the lowest in
sixty years at Burlington,
E. L. Dudley, general manager of the St.
Paul <_ Duluth, is lyiug very ill.
Two persons are killed and live injured by
the collapse of a Brooklyn church.
A Pennsylvania electrician takes 500 volts
of electricty without personal injury.
Senator Davis makes an eloquent plea for
an appropriation for the Sault canal.
.Gov. Mf.rktam did a discreet thing,
Cud doubtless performed good service
for the state, when he appointed Dr.
X'oxtox, of this city, a member of the
the board of asylum trustees. It has
been so much the habit to consider ap
pointments of this character as the
legitimate reward for partisan services,
It is a most refreshing exception when
we find one made with a sole regard to
the peculiar qualifications of the ap
pointee. Dr. Fulton is no politician,
but he is a skilled physician, who will
make his knowledge of his profession
useful in reorganizing the asylum man
agement in this state. The Globe has
lias heretofore called attention to the
tact that one of the great defects in our
asylum management, and the one that
was chiefly responsible for the scanaal
in connection with the Rochester
asylum, was the lack of skilled
help. This statement was made
after a careful investigation of the
management of the Rochester institu
tion, and we gave it as our honest opin
ion that the unfortunate occurrences
there were as liable to happen under
any other management so long as the
inefficient system was maintained. No
one knows better than a physician the
value of trained nurses and of compe
tent assistants. But through a misera
ble sense of false economy the state has
preserved the policy of running these
institutions on a cheap John plan, and,
as a result, a most unsatisfactory and in
. efficient system of asylum management
has been adopted. The asylum officials
are not to blame for it, because they
have been powerless to remedy the de
fect. The board of trustees has usually
been composed of politicians who were
more impressed with the necessity of
exhibiting a small expense account
than they were with the im
portance of maintaining the high
est standard of management, even
though it cost something to do it. We
are gratified to learn that it has been
practically agreed upon by the board of
trustees to increase the medical force in
each of the insane asylums, aud yet the
members of the board are casting
around for some device by which this
.i-an be done without increasing the ex
pense of the institution. One plan pro
posed is to take students from the med
ical school of the state university and
assign them to duty at the a#ylum on
the theory that the experience they will
derive will compensate for their time
arid services. Another suggestion is to
establish a trainimr school for nurses in
connection with one of the asylums, and
thus keep on hand a competent corps of
assistants. Both of these suggestions
are practical. Something must be done
to raise the standard of asylum manage
ment. If it can be done without addi
tional cost, so much the better. If it
cannot be done without increasing the
expense account any. then let the addi
tional cost be incurred. The main thing
is to have it done, the question of cost
being one of secondary consideration.
THE SUGAR BOUNTY.
The sugar interest comes up strong
before the tariff committee of the house.
The cane of the South, the sorghum of
Kansas, and the beet ot almost any
•where. have their voluble representa
tives. All have lurid pictures of catas
trophes if the tariff is not kept high
about them. The cane, as claimed,
only wants development to supply the
entire consumption of the country, and
the capital to effect this will come with
confidence. The Kansas men come
with the claim that they have made
1,500,000 pounds of sugar the past year
at a cost of from 4 to 5 cents a pound,
and the industry is a complete success,"
and will, with governmental fostering,
soon be able to sweeten the entire land.
The beet men come too, fervent in faith
if with uo special evidence of results
in store. As their industry is still
more Infantile than the others,
it is insisted that "Th addition
to the tariff, there must .. be a bounty.
This will in a few years develop the pio
duction so as to supply the consumption
of the country also. It is reported that
many of the Western members of con
gress will strongly support this policy.
But it is not likely to be adopted, ai
though there is general desire to en
courage the sugar manufacture. : There
has been generous protection extended
to it in nearly all the past, and still but
about a tenth of the consumption is the
home product. There has been sugar
made from both sorghum and the beet
in this country on some small scale for
a quarter of a century or more, and still
there is very little basis for an opinion
as to whether there can be sugar made
from either cheaply enough to establish
a permanent and extensive in
dustry. Secretary Busk has not
asserted the success in an econ
omic way of the experiments under the
government auspices in Kansas. There
are claims made for the beet In Califor
nia, and no doubt a considerable quan
tity of sugar has been produced, but the
conditions and precise features of the
matter are not understood. Most of the
attempts in the Middle and Western
states to make sugar from the beet have
been unsatisfactory. It is a success in
Germany and France, but prominent
agricultural papers in this country as
sert that the climate, soil, or some other
cause, is adverse to it in the United
States. The agricultural college at
Brookings, in South Dakota, last year
experimented with seven kinds of beets
and obtained a larger per. cent of the
saccharine element than most of the
beets in France are said to have,
that is, from 8 to la per cent.
This, however, added little to the
solution 9of the question whether
an industry could be developed
that was worth cultivating. The
various experiment stations ought to be
able to determine the climate and soil
most favorable to the production, and
approximate the cost of making the
sugar. Tius sugar question has embar
rassment in it for both parties in con
gress. The Republicans are not as
eager to get it near the free line as they
were when they thought it was a mat
ter that affected only Louisiana. The
bounty fake they find unpopular.and the
probable result will be that little change
will be made in present figures. The
trust is going down of itself. '
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FINANCES OP THE DAKOTAS.
Both Dakotas are in something of a
strait over their financial condition.
The recent messages of the executives
show much the same minus exhibit in
each. The serious feature is not so
much the shortage of receipts for the
coining year or two as compared to the
unavoidable expenditures, as it is the
inability to borrow for the deficiency.
The constitution stands in the way. The
trainers of those instruments evidently
foresaw the present exigency .or perhaps
knew that a severe lesson in economy
was essential in the starling in of the
new states. They knew the reckless
ness of the territorial legislatures, and
saw that a new departure must be had.
The old methods were for every locality
to demand an appropriation^ for some in
stitution and combine with other local
ities for the success of mutual schemes.
As a result the states are dotted with
institutions that are of advantage to
the localities, and a heavy burden to
sustain while the facilities for bringing
in money are in bad shape, and the
state machine swells trie expenses
greatly. Both states would be saved
much of the embarrassment if half their
public institutions had waited for a
time. Each will, in a few years, have
large receipts from the lands dedicated
to the support of the schools and
institutions, but none of them
are at once available. "there is
nothing discouraging in the situation.
It is a guaranty of great economy, and,
perhaps, the gulf will be bridged by
the recourse of other communities at
times, the public spirit of local men of
wealth, who advance the means to keep
the suite credit good and the institu
tions operative, waiting for repayment
from the state. Both states have citi
zens able to do this, who. ho' doubt, will
respond to the patriotic call. Should
the legislatures and all the officials turn
all their salaries and fees into the treas
ury, it would be a good advertisement
for them and their states.
THE TIN TAX.
The tin-plate men have had their inn
ing before the house committee, and
they want more tariff to build up their
industry. With sufficient duty on tin,
they claim that they can make all the
tin plate used in this country. Tin is
on the free list, and is quoted at the
same price in New York and Liverpool.
More is said to be brought from mines
in Malacca and Algiers than the English
mines. Making the plates for the tin is
claimed to require skill and training,
and comparatively few artisans are
fitted for it. High wages are com
manded. The Black Hills tin is being
put in process of development without
regard to tariff. If as. rich tin ore as
alleged, it will make its own way. The
English capitalists would not have in
vested their money in it, did they not
know that it was profitable to develop
uuder the conditions existing. An in
creased tariff on tin plate will affect the
household of every farmer in the land.
More must be paid for all tinware used,
and all canned fruit and goods will cost
more because of this increased tax. It
is simply another one of the details of
the system that takes from the many to
enrich the few, without compensa tion
to the many. .-.' , ; 1; 1 ; -
REPUBLIC \X GLEE.
Republican papers are inconsider
ately inclined to be gleeful over the re
ported purpose of the party in congress
to get along without any rules. The
committee appointed to prepare them,
of which Speaker Reed is. the chair
man, is to report nothing of the charac
ter in force heretofore, that gave the
minority some rights. It is held. that
there are no rules operative until
the house has had them prepared
and adopted. The speaker can
give his own interpretation to what is
designated common parliamentary law.
He becomes, the virtual autocrat, and
his fiat will determine the question of
quorum and all the conditions of legis
lation. It is graciously intimated that
if the Democrats do not like the rules
proposed they will be allowed to vote
against them, and, should they de
feat them, the Republicans will get
along without any rules. Under this
scheme the minority can be to
tally trodden over. and .can assert no
rights. It can impose no check upon
reckless and tyrannical legislation. All
Democrats whose seats are contested
can be at once voted out by the partisan
majority, and all important legislation
virtually enacted by a party caucus.
But the judicious .Republicans will hes
itate to approve this programme. It
might enable them to push through
all their party measures and
THE FAINT TiASLY GLOBE: KRJDaY MOBNINQ. JANUARY 10, 1890.
effect present purposes, but few He
publicans; even . have expectation that
they will be able to control '_-' the ' next
congress. The precedent would be In
viting, and it could hot be presumed
that the Democrats would Ignore - it.
Public sentiment would be stirred over
the unusual procedure if this scheme is
carried out by an unscrupulous ma
jority, and the verdict would not be
such as sagacious party leaders will
deem it wise to invite.
The New York Sun estimates the in
vestment of British capital in American
industries the past year at $100,000,000,
and believes it will not be less the com
ing year. It seems at first view desira
ble to have capital come in from abroad
and engage in productive enterprises
without regard to the direction from
which it comes.' Unless checked
by failure to return the profits
expected, or by adverse senti
ment, or legislation, no reason
appears why the flow from over the
water should not go on indefinitely.
Opinions vary greatly as to the desir
ability of this alien share in the indus
tries and resources of the countries.
There is no occasion for viewing it out
of its material relations. If it is an ad
vantage to the mercantile and business
interests of this country it should be
encouraged: It is not a matter of senti
ment on either side. Bound figures are
charged them . for all they buy. Still
it may tend somewhat to promote more
friendly relations between tho citizens
of the two countries.
The narrative given by a recent Amer
ican visitor to Brazil suggests some com
mon features with the Indians and
mixed breeds that used to come down
from the North to St. Paul in earlier
time. Their ox carts are about the
same. The Brazil people saw off their
wheels from the ends ot logs, with ax
les that turn with the wheels. They are
prejudiced against the use of grease,
and the ear-splitting screech produced
is said to be as soothing as the lullaby
of the mother to her babe in the ears of
the ox drivers, and encouraging to the
perhaps more refined oxen. The fas
tidious cities, however, require that on
entering them the rural melody shall be
emasculated with grease, but the ox
drivers hasten to get away and put sand
upon the axle in order to-revive the mu
sic Some of the musical cranks think
this sort of people are unfit to march to
the music of freedom and self-govern
ment. They may be lacking in grace
and culture, but able to get there after
The great problems with inuentorsin
mechanics arc not so much to find new
forces as to reduce the wastage in
present ones. It will cheapen living in
a way particularly gratifying in such
weather as of late when perfect com
bustion of fuel can be secured and
equal results be effected with half or
iess coal or wood. The engineers have
puzzled their brains to minify the loss
of potency in the application of steam.
A writer in one of the most recent
monthlies says the best engines lose 90
per cent of th 1 * heat generated in their
furnaces, and experiments by scientists
show that in the incandescent electric
lamp only 5 per cent of the electricity
consumed- is converted into light. The
rest is lost in heat.
At one of the recent sessions of the
senate committee investigating the meat
question, the witness was asked by a
senator why it was that the 25-cent
steaks in Washington did not compare
with the meat served in New York.
The explanation was that the customers
in New York insisted upou the best
beef, and consequently the butcheis
produced it for them. It is possible that
similar inquiry at times in cities further
west would find the explanation the
same. The cattle grower gets from
$1.50 to $2 per hundred less than a year
ago, and yet the consumer pays the
same. There is cheerful living for some
parties, but not the consumers, when
beef is sold at 25 cents a pound.
The New York Sun enjoys saying
mean things, but often puts them in a
clever way. It quotes from the good
Mr. Wanamaker's Philadelphia ad
vertisement, "We expected to give you
a full regular-made, first-class muslin
chemise to-day for 25 cents, but our
manufacturer did not keep his word."
This seems to the New York luminary
base deception, and a cruel imposition
upon the good man. It is presumed to
be the malevolent outcome of political
intrigue, if not direct and infamous
bribery. There ought to be no protec
tion for manufacturers guilty of such
President Harrison has not de
tained the popular eye much with his
state papers, but politics, the grand
father's hat aud the murdered pig in
Virginia are all forgotten when the
presidential beneficence appears in a
letter to a little girl in Indiana accom
panying a holiday doll sent her. His
mind is adapted to this kind of litera
It is stated that the big apartment
houses or flats in New York are losing
their popularity, and the erection of
them has ceased. Ground room conven
ient to business is so scarce in that city
that the high flats are more of a neces
sity than in other cities, but some are
multiplying them as if they were to be
the general demand of the future.
Cholera is pushing its way in Asia
of late with great rapidity. It is heard
of most fatally about the Persian gulf
and in the country north of Arabic. It
is on the Turkish frontier, and if it
does not spread over Europe and cross
the water next summer, it will behave
better than on former occasions.
A South Dakota paper already ob
serves that the drug business is begin
ning to loom up in that state. New dis
pensaries are being opened, and it is
predicted that it will be the most prof
itable business in the state iv spite of
the rigors of the coming prohibition en
The New York World exhibits per
haps laudable pride at its success in se
curing sentiments from the great men
in its radius. One of the most notable
was from Walker Blame, who says:
"Father says he hopes everything w "11
be all right during: the coming year."
There is one point to be considered
wheu these English capitalists have
their money gorging the war tariff in
dustries, it will spoil the protection cry
that British gold is being j disbursed to
encourage free trade politics.
There are a half dozen members of
congress seriously ill, and as many have
died since they were elected.- This is
unusual, and may perhaps indicate that
they drew upon their vitality excessively
iv getting elected." . "
The failures the past year are com
puted-as one for every ninety-seven
mercantile firms in the country. That
is not specially alarming. The average
in other departments of activity- will be
In New York they have all the im-
proved and imported remedies for this
epidemic and it gets in more fatal work
than elsewhere. The fellows who diet
on plain whisky and quinine survive . a
Philadelphia takes the lead In
'. houses for its people. It built - 11,931
the past year. The new buildings are
valued at 534,000,000. Itis not a rapid
town, but it seems to get there, all the
Editor SnEpnAito will get some no
toriety from his offer to pay $500 to the
Grady monument fund for a chance to
write the epitaph, but he will hardly be
given that chance to advertise himself.
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Wan amaker says: "Shoot that
man on the spot who spends a cent for
dishonest elections." If he really meant
it, what a gunning expedition he could
have without getting outside of his
party, -v-'--- - .- I :
O- -T-uv '.j
If Uncle Jerry is correct in • his
theory that the cause of the grip "is a
vegetable growth in the atmosphere,"
the agricultural department should be
held responsible for it.
The past day or two have made some
notches in the January menu of the St.
Paul weather prophet, but he is ahead
on the average. - v "V:
The New York police have evidently
struck a customer they can't run in.
The grip takes them.
When the ocean police proposed is
established McGinty will be chief.
St. Louis will get good advertising at
small cost, if not the world's fair.
A Hard Conundrum.
St. Peter Herald.
The Pioneer Press has followed in the
wake and is falling into line as a tariff
reformer. Is it siucere now, or was it
insincere a year ago, when with others
it induced its readers to vote theßeDub
licau ticket by falsely representing to
them that a, high tariff meant high
wages, and that a low tariff meant low
wages, and free trade none at all? The
Pioneer Press is correct now in its posi
tion, but will it remain so until after
All the Year Climate.
Le Sueur Sentinel. '-""■:%
We are gratified to note the fact that
the St. Paul chamber of commerce has
at last put its body on record against
any more ice palaces in that city, which
was done for the same reason that the
Sentinel has been stating for the past
two winters, namely, that itis an injury
to the state to advertise it each winter
as a polar region, whereas the truth is
just the contrary. Winters of extreme
and steady cold are the exception in
Minnesota, and not the rule, and it is
not only a safe, but a delightful all-year
Gov. Merriam doesn't seem to be
making any unnecessary noise just at
present, but it is understood that he is
very diligently sawing wood all the
Money Bag Views.
Henderson Independent. ,i. "'•'',
Senator Washburn's opinion of the'
Scandinavians is on a par with Dr.;
Ames' of the Irish. He says that the
Scandinavians want the collectorship
because tnere is more patronage con
nected with it than with any other office. 1
Is it any wonder that the common voter
becomes dissatisfied with his party and!
cpies for a change, when the money;
bags in high places consider him as a
dog that can be insulted and treated as
is seen fit? ... •
GOSSIP OF THE DAY.
Jake Lit Manager Jake Litt, 1
the latest outsider to
Great Luck, enter the lists as a
Chicago theatrical mag
nate, is one of the youngest managers
in the country, but he has already cut
his eye teeth in things theatrical, says
the Chicago Herald. He is considerably
under thirty, and literally a "hustler."
Seven or eight years ago he was treas
urer of the Grand opera house in Mil
waukee, then under the management of
B. L. Marsh, formerly of the old Dear
born theater here, before the fire, and
more recently connected with the
Standard theater, on Halsted street.
Jake, as every one calls him. soon
wearied of playing second fiddle, and
improved an opportunity offered to
ring in a summer opera comnanv at
Schlitz's park, the favorite beer-sipping
resort of the orthodox Milwaukeean."
He came out ahead in the venture.
Then he made himself a full-fledged
manager by leasing a Milwaukee dime
museum that had broken everybody
else, and he pulled out 517.000 on tne
first season. A freak shop was not rich
enough for his blood, however, and the
next time he baited his hook he drew
the Milwaukee Academy of Music. This
place had always been what is known
in theatrical parlance as "a Jonah,"
but Litt made a small fortune out of
it. When he saw. however, that its
prosperity was waning, he took
time by the forelock and built himself
a popular price house, which is coining
money twice as fast as all the other
Milwaukee theaters combined. He has
a house in Minneapolis which has
proved a big winner under his manage
ment; a new theater is being built for
him in St. Paui; and west of these two
cities he practically controls the amuse
ment situation. His new lease of the
Standard theater, in this city, would be
a foolhardy venture for almost any
other man, but tho chances are that
with his popularity among theatrical
people, large capital and proverbial
good luck he will make a bonanza out
of it.' f&iZigttzZr:
Clarkson "I have just returned
■'-.'-'' from Washington, and
Wants the I will give you a piece
..::.. of news if yon will not
Chicago use my name." said an
Times. of congress to th».New
'-.^.; York World reporter.
"You may predict that John S. Clark
son, the first assistant postmaster gen
eral, will shortly resign his office. He
is completely disgusted with the policy
ot the administration and wants to get
out. When he does resign, you -will
find he will do so to take" charge of a
Republican newspaper." .: -;:_
"It has been rumored." said the re
porter, "that Mr. Clarkson was to be
come editor-in-chief_of the Press of this
"I know," replied the ex-congress
man, "that there is absolutely no foun
dation for that rumor, but as long as
you have mentioned the name of a
paper, I will tell you that it would not
surprise me if Mr. Clarkson bought the
Cliicago Times. One of Mr. Clarkson's
friends told me in Washington that Mr.
Claikson was thinking of buying that
paper if it could be purchased: He can
readily secure, any amount of capital if
the Times should be in the market."
Flunkies- The appareling of
the flunkies at the Mc
and the Alii ster "function"
last week was not the
Function, least conspicuous of
many daring, but suc
cessful innovations upon that great oc
casion,- says the New York World. ". : "
The serving men in the vestibule of
the opera house were . dressed ' in "a
livery plush; coat and knee-breeches,
with, white silk " stockings - aud low
shoes." This gorgeous attire was "made
specially for the occasion," and though
it gave a picturesque advantage to the
flunkies, especially to those who were
favored by nature with good legs, in '
comparison' with the somber regulation
evening dress of the gentlemen guests,"
it was not without compensating ad
With the lackeys thus distinguished,
not only did they lend themselves to the
decorative effects of the assembly rooms,
but there was less danger that some of
the patrons of the ball should be mis
taken for waiters — an unpardonable
error which has been known to occur
upon similar occasions, when guests and
servants were arrayed alike in the per
sistent and dominant "swallow-tail."
,>; The advent of the flunky in plush
knee-breeches and silk hose is but an
other step in the approximation of our
ultra-fashionable customs to those of
the,; old world. We are getting away
from republican simplicity and demo
cratic equality at a pretty rapid rate.
A Hill Or- Did Mr. Cleveland or
his friends ever give
gan View, so much patronage as
would physic a snipe
to any Democrat who was not one of
themselves? . says the Bochester Ex
press. Have they so sacred a right to
political plunder that they must have
not only what they control directly, but
all that Gov. Hill and his friends con
trol besides? Mr. Cleveland is openly
In the field for the presidential nomina
tion, and he recognizes Mr. Hill as. a
rival, but, while he claims the right to
make war oil his opponent, he howls at
any attempt at retaliation. He is like
Sir Andrew Agueeheek, who said in his
challenge:. -"Thou comest to the Lady
Olivia, and in my sight she uses thee
kindly: but thou liest in thy throat, that
is not the matter I challenge thee for.
I will waylay thee going home; where. l
if it be thy chance to kill me, thou kill
est me like a rogue and a villain."
PEOPLE OF ""PROMINENCE.
That Tennyson is ill is denied. He
walks about daily. ■ - - .
Influenza has found out the New York,
defaulting banker, John C. Eno, in
Quebec. c : j
England is to have Charles Bradlaugh
again. He is on his way there from In
dia. :,-__-.:,_.: ,;/.-.
Justice Harlan's daughter Mary and
Chief Justice Fuller's fifth daughter,
Mildred, were among the recent de- i
butantes at Washington.
Tiie date of the dinner to be given by
the president to the judiciary has been
changed from Tuesday, .Feb. 4, to
Thursday, Feb. 6. .;...-
Mr. Gladstone is at work upon six :
important articles for magazines, one of
them being a critical review of Lord ,
Tennyson's poems. A great literary
man was spoiled when Mr. Gladstone
became a statesman. .
Three of the most noted horse lovers
of the senate are Stanford, of California.
Stockbridge, of Michigan, and Don
Cameron, of Pennsylvania. Stanford
and Stockbridge are famous as horse
breeders, and both own noted stock
The. marriage of Miss Clara Bigelow,
the younger daughter of John P. Bige
low, of London, formerly of Washing
ton, to Edward Fauvel Powers, son of
Bey. Mr. i'owers, of Newburgh. N. V.,
is announced to take place in London
Olive Logan is doing literary work in
Washington this winter, though she has
not decided how long she will stay. She
has written a Washington novel of
40,000 words, and it is said that the
story has a good plot and is full of in
terest. Mrs. John A. Logan is doing
remarkably well with her new maga
zine. She is living at her home In Cal
umet Place, and she has her regular
hours of editorial work.
The revival of the question of the re
moval of Gen. Grant's remains to Wash
ington calls attention to the general's
family. Ulysses S. Grant Jr. was there
a few days ago. His rosy face is now
shaved as clean as a baby's cheek, and
it is wonderful how like his father he
looks. He has the same cast of features
and the same thoughtful eyes that are
seen iii the photographs of Gen. Grant.
: Vienna's death rate has increased 50
per cent above normal in one week.
The New York Bible house has since
April 1 last has issued 725,000 volumes.
. All the Jamaica railways have been
taken by an American syndicate.
: The imperial cable from Bermuda to
Halifax will be completed in June.
It requires twenty-two volumes to reg
ister the. different cattle brands of
A pear raised at Modesto Cal., meas
ured 8 inches high by 19 inches around.
New South Wales and Queensland
have erected 887 miles of rabbit-proof
A letter containing ?90,000 has been
stolen in transit between Vienna and
The Baldwin Locomotive works ex
pect this year to turn out not less than
1,000 locomotives. ■■/-. -:-;
The commission of French engineers
to investigate the Panama canal have
arrived on the ground.
New York last year spent 117,000,000
on her public school, hiring 31,987
teachers to instruct 1,803,667 pupils.
The International Electric Exhibi
tion to be held at Frankfort has been
postponed until the spring of 1891.
Tne Baltimore committee of one hun
dred have fixed upon $1,000 as the full
retail license fee for that city.
- At Tucamche, in Guatemala, the boys
in a school recently seized the master
and hanged him in the schoolhouse.
(While walking through the woods last
Sunday, a woman of Alliance, Q-. saw
and killed a blacksnake four feet long.
A letter was recently received by a
Kansas congressman at Washington
which had eight special delivery stamps
The condition of a certain cat in La
moine. Me., is literally at sixes and sev
ens. She has seven toes on her hind
feet and six on her fore feet.
The police detectives of New York
made 1,578 arrests last year, resulting
in sentences aggregating 802 years;
i"295,710 worth of property was recov
ered. .'• :. : v. •':";
A tree was recently cut on the land of
J. E. Wiudowson, in , Banks township,
Indiana county, Pennsylvania, making
fifteen sawlogs, the largest of which
scaled 3,000 feet.
A Salem, Or., man sold a three-quarter
short-horn cow to a Portland butcher
last Wednesday. It weighed 1.030
pounds. The same farm owns a sheep
that weighs 263 pounds.
iT«; Johnny Bull's Gold.
j Chicago Herald.
The following are among the largest
; enterprises in which English capital
i has been placed since May, 1S88: ■._"
, American breweries and gen- -
! eral securities tru5t........;... 825,000, 000
I Bariholomac Brewing Co ... :.. 3,100,000
Car' Trust Investment C 0..: ..... 5.000,000
[Chicago breweries... 4,000,000
! Chicago elevators 4,500,000
I Cincinnati breweries 2.000,000
' Dickens Custsr mines..:. ....... 2,100.000
Denver breweries 2,000,000
Eastman Port Packing Co .....; 3,<>i>o,ooo
' Frank Jones Brewing Co ... . ... 6,500,000
Catling Gun Co 4,00 ,00' >
i Golden Gate Alluvial Syndicate. 250,000
! Iron and Land Co. of Minn... .. f>,000,000
'Indianapolis breweries 3,000.
j Law Debenture Corporation..... 15,000,000
Loudon & New Yorkl nvesttaent
5 company..... 5.000,000
Land Mortgage Bank of Florida. 2,500,0(10
i Linotype company.. 5,000,000
Mono Lake gold fields, of Cali
fornia .. 2.000,000
Mortgage Trust of America. . . : . . 2,500,000
Mexican Laud and Colonization •- '
— company (under . Connecticut
law)... .."'.':.. -.:........ 10.000,000
j New York Breweries company.. 7,500,000
Middleborough Town and Laud
Otis Steel c0mpany..........;... 4,500,000
Pillsbury and. Washburn flour
mi 115............. ;.... 10,000,000
Pacific Mining company 3,375,000
Peter Schoenhofen Brewing
Company...'.. ..-.;........... 2,000,000
Phtenix and Emerald breweries. 2,500,000
United States Debenture corpora
tion -..- 15,000,000
St. Louis breweries .:.:....:,.;. 12,000,000
United States rolling stock .... 4,000.000
United States Brewing company. . 5,503,000
Vandusen elevators, Minneapolis 3,000,000
KING ALFONSO DYING
.■ ■ ■
The Condition of the Infant
:,:■-' Ruler of Spain Is Hope
Bishops Throughout the King
dom Ordered to Pray for
The Most Threatening Feat
ure Is the Much Increased
Several Magistrates Impli
cated in the Club Scan
dals in London
Madrid, Jan. 9.— At midnight the
condition of Alfonso, the baby king of
Spain, is regarded as hopeless. The
bishops throughout the country are or
dered to offer prayers for his recovery.
During the night he had "con
vulsions and a_ high fever.
At 2 o'clock this morning it seemed
as though he was dead, but subse
quently rallied. Senor Sagasta. the
prime minister, has been summoned to
the palace, where he is awaiting the
end. Alfonso XIIL, king of Spain, is
the posthumos sou of Alfonso Xll. He
was born May 17, 1886. and is therefore
three years, eight months ana twenty
three days old. He was proclaimed
king on the day of his birth, with his
MOTHER AS QUEEN REGENT.
The Official Gazette states that the
king was quiet during the early part, of
the night, although he was feverish.
The fever decreased later in the night,
enabling his majesty to secure some
sleep, but at 2 o'clock in the morning
he suffered a cardical collapse, which
has not yet entirely passed over. The
king was able to take some broth this
afternoon, but his condition is still dan
gerous. The latest bulletin records a
slight increase of fever in the
king's case. Many statesmen and
diplomats • are constantly calling
at the palace. Queen Christina has tele
graphed to the emperor of Austria that
Alfonso is much worse. At la. m. the
gravest fears are felt for the life of Al
fonso. The threatening feature is the
much increased prostration. All the
leaders have advised the queen to re
call Senor Sagasta, who has secured
the adhesion of Puigcerverr and Gam
a.-o. the leaders of the free traders and
WHAT'S IN THE WIND?
The English Squadron at Zanzi
bar to Sail Under Secret Or
London, Jan. 9.— is reported from
Zanzibar that Bear Admiral Freeman
tie's squadron will sail to-morrow tor
a secret destination. The Boadicea,
flagship, is held ready to sail at a mo
(Admiral Freemantle's squadron con
sists of fifteen unarmored steam cruis
ers, of which the Boadicea and the Gar
net each carry fourteen guns, the Tur
quoise twelve guns, the Mariner eight
guns, the Reindeer, the Kingfisher, the
Pigeon and the Cossack, each six guns,
the Algerine and the Griffon, each four
guns, and the Banger, three guns. The
Sphynx of that squadron is a side
wheeler and carries seven guns.)
The West End scandal Takes in
All Classes of Society.
London, Jan. 9.— ln the trial in the
Bow street police court to-day of the
persons charged with conspiring to de
feat justice in connection with the
West End scandal a -boy witness re
ferred to two magistrates who fre
quently visited the house in Cleveland
street. The court ordered that their
names be suppressed for the present
and that they be indicted as "Lord C"
and "Lord L." Mr. Parke, editor of
the North London Press, -who is now
awaiting trial on the charge of criminal
libel made against him by the Earl of
Eusten in connection with the affair,
has placed at the disposal of the court
twenty-six letters and photographs to
be used iv tracing the criminals.
Prayers for the Dead.
Berlin, Jan. 9.— At nine to-night a
solemn requiem was given in the chapel
of the palace. The body of the dead
empress was escorted to the schlosse
chapel by a squadron of the guard. The
coffin was carried by twelve non-com
missioned officers of Augusta's regi
ment, accompanied by torch bearers.
The emperor and the grand cluKe of
Baden followed the remains on foot.
The empress and the princess of Saxe-
Meiningeu went in a carriage.
It is stated that the dowager empress
Augusta left 7,000,000 marks. Her
jewels and ornaments are be
queathed to personal friends as keep
sakes. One very valuable jewel is left
to the Empress Victoria.
Many Hardships at Zanzibar.
Zanzibar, Jan. 9.— The largest fleet
of British war ships ever assembled in
these waters is now here and other
men-of-war of the same nationality are
constantly arriving. The excitement
occasioned by the presence of the fleet
is intense, and speculation is rife con
cerning the object of the gathering ot
the war vessels.
Now The .Worm Turns.
Dublin, Jan. 9.— Upon the applica
tion of Capt. O'Shea, an attachment has
been issued against the Freeman's
Journal in a suit for damages brought
by Capt. O'Shea against that paper for
its comments upon him in connection
with his suit for divorce. In an inter
view to-day, Mr. E. Dwyer (.'ray, the
proprietor of the Journal, said lie was
ready to meet Capt. O'Shea in any
London. Jan. George Fiynn
Petre, the British minister at Lisbon,
has telegraphed the reply of Senor
Gomes, Portuguese minister of foreign
affairs, to the last note of Lord Salis
bury in regard to affairs in Africa. The
reply concludes with the expression of
the hope that the assurances in the
note will prove satisfactory to the Brit
SWUNG FKOM A TREE.
A Mexican, Desperado Dies With
His Boots On.
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 9.— un
known Mexican desperado has for
some time been terrorizing the mining
camp of Georgetown by shooting at in
offensive citizens. A few days ago an
attempt was made to arrest him, but he
"got tha drop" on the officers, and
made his escape into the moun
tains. Emboldened by his suc
cess, he returned yesterday and began
shooting at several citizens when a
posse was organized and' succeeded in.
effecting his arrest. While taking the
prisoner to jail : a mob of masked men
met them, who took the prisoner away,
and going into a neighboring grove,
hanged him to a tree and riddled the
body with bullets. Nothing is known
of the man except that he was a com
panion of the notorious Mexican outlaw
Plar, who infested the locality iv the
vicinity of Silver City for" several
months, v; •-.■- -. ■ ■
Tucker Signs With Boston.
Boston, Jan. 9.— The Boston league
club has signed Thomas J. Tucker, of
last year's Baltimore club, for the sea
son of 1890. It is said Tucker received
$1,500 in cash for signing and wi|j re
ceive $4,000 per annum. A large sum
was also paid the Baltimore club for
his release. *
MILWAUKEE MILLS COMBINE.
A Deal Which Effectually Shuts
Out English Syndicates.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 9.— At a
meeting held -- this afternoon- th
seven great flour mills formed a com
bination involving §."",000,030 capital
and* an annual output of nearly
a million and a half barrels *of flour.
This move will effectually shut out the
English syndicates which have been
dickering for the mills for several
months. At the meeting to-day there
were present the head men of the
Phoenix, Duluth, Daisy. Eagle, Gem, Be
liance and Jupiter mills— all the flour
mills in Milwaukee. The move is
made to meet the threatened competi
tion of English capitalists who have se
cured the Minneapolis mills. The
theory of the Englishmen is that one
gigantic concern can freeze out and
crush a - number of smaller con
cerns which are not united. Not
wishing to sell, the Milwaukee
millers have decided to combine to
gether on the English basis. The mill
ers simply go into the new company,
take stock in proportion to the capacity
of business of their mills, elect
officers and operate as one in
corporated concern. Milwaukee stands
third in the country as a flour produc
ing city, Minneapolis being first and St.
Louis second. The output of the Mil
waukee mills for the year 1889 was
SHEETS BREATHES EASIER.
The Cowardly Slayer of John Luy
ton Released on Bail.
Liberty, Mo„ Jan. 9.— James Sheets,
charged with murder in the first de
gree for the killing of John Luyton.'was
released on bail late this evening. A
preliminary examination was offer
ed to the prisoner this after
noon before a justice of peace,
but his attorney waived examination,
merely entering a formal plea of not
guilty for his client. Sheets and his at
torney then appeared before Judge Gray
in the county court and procured a writ
of habeas corpus, claiming that inas
much as the killing was done in self
defense it was a bailable crime. No
testimony was taken on- the question
of self-defense, and although the
prosecuting attorney contested the
issuance of the writ, -C?-: the
judge granted the motion and fixed the
bail at the ridiculously low figure of
$1,500. Signatures to the bond were
easily procured among Sheets' friends,
and the prisoner was released. The
crime itself, involving as it does the
ruin of Luyton's wife by Sheets and the
murder of Luyton, caused great in
dignation among the people here, and
the action of the court in treating the
matter so lightly has increased the bit
ter feeling. :■■'•.-> :• '.~
A Phenomenal Record,
According to the reports of the Seattle
Press and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
the city of Seattle made the most phe
nomenal growth the last night of the
year ever recorded in authentic history.
The Press, published on the evening of
Dec. 81, says that "the records show
1,633 new buildings erected during 1839,
of the aggregate value of $9,486,762."
The Post-Intelligencer says that the
"list of the year's buildings reaches a
total of 3,405— aggregate expenditure
i 5513,547,979." This is an increase of 1,732
buildings, and an increase of expendi
ture of 81.061,217— a1l in one night. This
is truly phenomenal. It beat Jonah's
gourd and "Jack and the bean stalk" all
to pieces. Oh. such a night? If there
had been a few more such nights in the
year, Seattle would have used up all the
timber on Puget sound. We are glad
Father Time happened along just as he
did to check the impetuosity of the Seat
tle builders, for Tacoma will require
several thousand feet of lumber to sup
ply the existing want for new buildings,
and it would have been a disappoint
ment to us if the supply had been ex
Hard an to Rill.
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 9.— A re
markable case was reported to the
health office to-day. Yesterday a man
named George A. Gerdom was run over
by a Lake Shore train. Twelve cars
passed over his body completely sever
ing it at the abdomen. The undertaker
who had charge of the remains reports
that Gerdom lived for a half hour after
the accident and was able to talk until
his death, which resulted from loss of
Could Be Well Spent.
Little Falls Herald.
The St. Paul ice carnival directors
wisely concluded not. to build an ice
palace this winter. No effort will ever
again be made to build one in St. Paul;
the money will be used for other pur
poses. St. Paul could well spend $10,
--000 to place matters in a position that
the visitors who will attend the National
Educational association could be pro
perly entertained. _
An Early Blaze.
The blacksmith shop of Einig Forn
ier. corner West Fairfield and Daniels
streets, was burned at 2:30 this morn
ing. The loss is SS00; insurance, $300.
• Hamburg— Arrived: Sulvia, from New
York. :--:"■ •;'■■
New York— Arrived: Gallia, from Liver
pool: Circassia, from Glasgow; Alene, from
Glasgow— Arrived: State of Georgia, from
New York. :> . ; •--.
London— Passed the Lizard: Allen, from
New York for Bremen.
Boston— Lake Superior, from
Southampton— Arrived: Allen, from New
York and proceeded for Bremen.
Gen. Ignatieff has the erysipelas.
"Fluenza gas shut all the schools of Buda-
Earl Spencer has the influenza in a very
' bad form. . ; ■„. -;
Havana's customs receipts for December
Dom Pedro and the imperial family leave
Lisbon for Pau to-day.
The bank of Bombay has raised its rate of
discount to 8 per cent.
The Duke of Edinburg will represent the
British queen at the funeral ot the Empress
Two fishermen, Greenwood and Titus by
name, were blown out to sea Wednesday
night aud perished. - , : ,^-,
The revenues of Mr. Beecher's old church
in Brooklyn were last year 123,169, all
of which, save §21, was spent, -
Coffee transactions on the New York ex
change last year amouuted to 14, 378,750
bags, a decrease of 0,u00,000 bags.
W. L. Peek, of Congers, Go., has been
elected president of the Georgia Alliance ex
change, vice Felix Corput. resigned.
Cuba's total sugar crop for 188. was 487 -
344 tons: that of 1888, 049,308 tons. Local
consumption in 188'J was 45,000. tons.
All the cities of Central Germany display
emblems of mourning for Augusta* Carni
val festivities at Berlin arc off, and the the
aters are closed.
Oue hundred West Point cadets have the
grip. Fifty are in the hospital. Several
officers have it, and twenty of the engineer
corps are sneezing. :
Up in New Hampshire there are some hints
toward lynching L. A. Plant, who ham
mered his sou's children to death. He says
rum made him ugly.
;" At Highland Light, Mass., Wednesday
night the storm scuttled along at sixty miles
per hour, and the mercury - went down 2°
points in twenty-four hours.
The United States consul-general at Berlin
has reported to the secretary of state that
certain brewers of that country are exporting
to the United States Weiss beer adulterated
with salicylic acid.
- Mary Brice, with ten children and $80
landed in New York yesterday. They all
wanted to go to Los Angeles, Cal., but there
is not money enough. The husband and sire
of the family is there. All are held. -
President ' Foster, of the . Republican
league, yesterday swore he aid not write the
"try and Fat" circular. He said Col. Dud
ley suggested the popular subscription plan
Ihe league got $5,000 from the national
OUK GIFTED MAYOR.
A Correspondent Takes Him to
Task Quite Sharply.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Mayor Babb seems to be mixing his
politics and his building and loan affairs,
if he is correctly quoted in this morn
ing's Tribune. He says he has been -
besieged with letters of inquiry regard
ing the American Building & Loan as
sociation, and that in answer thereto
he. has been mailing marked copies of
the Tribune containing Bank Examiner
Kenyon's report and editorial comment
on same. Now 1 would have no fault to
find with this, were it not that the
mayor is the president of a rival build
ing and loan association doing a na
• tional business, and, while claiming to
be in no position to know the facts or
merits of the case, he must have known
In the light of recent events that the
American would hardly get fair play at
the hands of the newspaper named.
Would it not have been more charita
ble toward a business rival to have sus
pended judgment until the state
authorities had taken some ac
tion in the matter. I would
' like plso to ask the mayor which report
• he mailed to his corresp ndents— the '
i first report, or the corrected report,
which was buried out of sight among
the market reports of the Tribune the
• following day. It might not be iin
> pertinent to this issue to ask the mayor
whether the men who are advertised as
"pronuneutly identified" with the asso
ciation be represents are really con
nected with his company, and whether
they would indorse it unqualifiedly, if
called upon. In plain terms, do 11. G.
feidle, Senator Washburn or Congress
-1 man Snider own any stock in the Home
•savings and Loan association? Finally,
! does the mayor himself personally know
anything about the status of the asso
• elation of which he is the figure head. *
' .iV: A Stockholder.
Minneapolis, Jan. 9.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
H. C. Ladd is in Providence, R. 1., on
Hon. E. M. Wilson and wife left for
Chicago last evening.
' -.4; ■**. Shattuck and family and A. N.
Miller left for Boston last Wednesday
George King.only son of Mr. and Mrs.
I nomas S. King, is dangerously ill with
Maj. W. D. Hale and family were
among the departures for California
George M. Hunt and family, who
have been spending several months in
this city, left for their California home
a tew days ago.
. Mr. and Mrs: Joslah Thompson and
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Sawtelle left for
Hardeeville, Fla., to speud the winter
in Mr. Thompson's winter house.
An enjoyable sociable -was given at
the house of Mr. Coolidge, Thirteenth
street and Yale Place, last evening to
the congregation and friends of St.
Paul's church, and was conducted by
the young people of the church. The
congregation was not slow in taking
advantage of the event, and the young
people are in high spirits over their
A pleasant informal dance took place
at Malcolm's hall last evening, which
was given by tiie Zuhrah ladies, and
was a most enjoyable affair. Owing to
the ravages oUthe "grip," there wero
not more than thirty couples present,
m striking contrast to their usual num
ber of seventy couples. The affair was
purely informal, both the ladies and
gentlemen appearing in evening dress.
This is one of a series of dances which
have been arranged for by the society.
A Brother's Tribute.
A memorial in pamphlet form, printed
on hand-made paper and tastefully
bound, of the death of Prof. Edward
Olson, who perished in the Tribune dis
aster, has been issued to the many
friends of the deceased by his brother,
S. E. Olson, of Minneapolis. it is Mr.
Olson's intention to issue a large memo
rial volume, hence this one contains
only the statement of Prof. Edward
Bristol, who was with Prof. Olson on
the night of the fire, an account of tho
funeral services in Minneapolis, tho
memorial services at Vermillion, N. D.,
and the memorial aidless there deliv
ered by Eev. Howard B. Grose.
At the "Holmes: F. B.Stark, Nozkua, lo.i
Charles F. Adams and wife, Rapid City
Dak.; D. C. Douglas, Boston: John L*
Farnam, Chicago: D. R. Comstock, Kansas
City; M. Forbes, St. Louis; F. H. sessions
Kalamazoo; W. M. Gebhard, Washington, D*
C.: R. 3. Winter, SpringviUe, lo.; D. R.
Davis and wife. Neenah, Wis.
At the West: George W. Van Dozen. Roch
ester: H. H. Harrison, Stillwater; N. W car
gill, La Crosse: Sam Rush, llolyoke: C P
Maginnis, Duluth; E. E. Spanlding. (.'hi'
cago; H. E. Keeler, Chicago: Mrs. Kimber
roi»eka, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Waite. St*
Cloud; N. a. Raiutvet. Norfolk, Neb.; E.
Marks and wife. Menominie.
At the Nicollet: J. C. Scoble, Winnipeg:
A. Weight, Winnipeg: Frank P. right. Val
ley City. Dak. ; Mrs. E. B. Doan, Valley City
Dak.; «°*.„ G. Maulton, Fargo; J. A.Collin
Springfield. O. ; ,T. B. Last. Green liav; G. A
Legcr, Portsmouth. O. ; Hiram De Wolf Ver
mont City; T. E. Patterson, Animosa: Mrs
W. P. Strickland, S. Fuller, St. Cloud: E J
Snider. Little Falls; Mr. Wadsworth and
wire, Portage City; W. S. Ford, Duluth;
George E. Demngton, Omaha; William B.
Mt-ConDcll. Fargo, N. D.; T. H. Bennett.
At the Windsor: C. C. Holbrook, Racine
Wis.: E.F.Turner. Dickinson, N. D. ; J A
Kley, Chicago; W. M. Nichols. Volga, Dak :
John A. Johnson; Christie, N. D.; W H
Cutting, Buffalo. Minn.: T. P.Lydon, Man
kato. Minn.; 8. P. Wall, Faribault, Minn G.
S. Pease. Auoka, Minn.; S. L. Spear, Mar
shall, Minn.: O. B. Allen. Noro Springs lo.:
W. H. Green leaf, Litchfield: A. Hone. Devils
Lake, N D. ; T. Lazard, Chicago: O. C. Cole.
Watertown, Dak.-. M. Warner, Milwaukee;
W. Lee. Boston. Mass.; Charles Keith, Volga.
Dak. ; D. T. Clark, Marshfield, Wis. ; E. I)'
Porter, Brainerd. v r ■ >
BOUGHT BY THE B. & O.
The Valley Railroad Sold Under
Cleveland. 0., Jan. 9.— The Valley
railroad was sold to-day to the Balti
more & Ohio Railway compauy. Vice
President Thomas M. King, of the Bal
timore & Ohio, arrived here last night.'
This morning a meeting of the stock
holders of the Valley road was held and
the fact became public that the
Baltimore & Ohio people owned aeon
trolling majority of the stock. Mr.!
King was elected president, the only
Cleveland men remaining on the board
of directors being S. T. Everett and J.
H. Wade. The Baltimore & Ohio also
purchased the Wade docks, now used
by the alley road, and propose to erect
the latest improved machinery for load
ing and unloading coal and ore, and
it is claimed, build several large
gram elevators. About $500,000 will be
spent in terminal improvements within
a year. The acquisition is a valuable
one to the Baltimore & Ohio, as it gives
them direct connection between Cleve
land and Pittsburg. The dock facilities
of the road here are of the best, and the "
Baltimore & Ohio control the belt line"
at Pittsburg, which touches every large
iron king establishment In the city.
The Baltimore & Ohio people take pos
session at once.
THIEVES DROP THEIR BOOTY.
A Cashier Heads off an Attempt at
-i. Chicago, Jan. 9.— Two men attempted
to grab and make off with 11,500 in Neil
son, Gehrke & Rozier's bank this after-
noon. Ferdinand Gehrke was alone in
the bank at the time.but managed to lav :.
hands on both the men who had laid
bands on the money. He "struggled so
manfully that the thieves dropped
their booty, and only' one of them got
away. The other to-night admitted to
the police that lie is -an ex-convict, but"
refuses to give his . name or. that of his
companion. The bank ; they attempted
to rob is on Milwaukee avenue in the
extreme nortwestern part of the city