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THIRD ST., COR. ROBERT. A St Paul Clothing House Exclusively Owned ana Con \rolled by St Paul Men. B. O. P. C. H. 38th SEMI-ANNUAL Red Figure Sale. $10. EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINS IN GENTLEMEN'S SUITS AND OVERCOATS. We've selected about two hundred Suits and perhaps as many more Overcoats, and marked them to sell for Ten Dollars each. 7heir actual value is Irom $12 to $25. Why do we sell them for 110.00? Because in most cases they are single Suits and Overcoats of a kind, or may be they are garments that for some reason or other didn't sell as well as they should. Here tney are now, all marked to sell for $10 each. If you can find anything among them that is your size, you'll get a bargain that is a bargain, and those ■who come first will get the first and best selection. // you are wise you'll be among the first $5.00. Parents are much inter ested in those Boys' Knee- Pant Suits that we are sell ing for Five Dollars. Of course they are worth more money; but it's our Red Figure Sale, and everything goes. $1.00. If you know anything about Shirts you'll appre ciate those unlaundried ones that we are selling for One Dollar. $10 Suits and Overcoats, nothing else, in one win dow; $1 Unlaundried Shirts, nothing else, in an other window. Notice our Window Displays. BOSTON ONE-PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE, THIRD STREET. ST. PAUL N. B. — Out-of-Town Orders solicited. Goods sent on ap proval to any part of the West Price-List and Easy Rules for Seif'Measurcment mailed free upon application. Joseph MoKky & Co. 9 ILL-STARRER BOSTON The Massachusetts Capital Rapidly Becoming- the City of Conflagrations, North Street's Holocaust Fol lowed by the Burning* of the Sears Building . A Marble Structure Valued at $200,000 Quickly Reduced to Ashes. . Two Firemen Badly Injured by the Falling* of a Gutter. Boston, Feb. 2.— The fire fiend rages rampant in this city, and disaster fol lows disaster with surprising rapidity. Following close upon the terrible calam ity on North street early this morning came a fire this forenoon which, in an hour's time, almost totally destroyed the Sears building, a five-story marble structure corner of Court and Washing ton streets, owned by J . Montgomery Sears, and which, at the time of its erection, was the finest business build ing in Boston. At 9:25 o'clock smoke was seen issuing from the roof, and an alarm was rung in, which was speedily followed by a second and then a third. When the department arrived the flames, as in the case of the Thanksgiving Day and recent Sum mer street ' conflagrations, seemed to have enveloped the whole building. It was thought that the fire started in the engine room, on the Court side of the building, and shot across the passage way in tne basement and up the eleva tor well. The solid hardwood finish of the interior fell an easy prey to the flames, and but a few minutes elapsed ere the upper stories were on fire from end to end and side to side of the build ing. At the time of sending in the third alarm, which followed the first ten min utes later, the destruction of the elegant marble Rogers building, adjoining on the south, and the famous Young's hotel on the west, seemed almost certain. The firemen fought like heroes, and when all the department got to work the building was deluged with water, with streams thrown from the roofs of Young's hotel and Rogers' building. An hour after the discovery of the fire the roof fell In, and with it went down the fourth and third floors. From this on the work of the firemen was compara tively easy, and by 11 o'clock the fire was completely drowned out. The walls of the building are about ALL THAT IS LEFT of any value. The building was valued at upward of $200,000, It being assessed, together with the engine and boilers,for $107,400. There is an insurance amount ing to $175,000, which will undoubtedly cover the loss. There is, however, a contingent loss in the way 1 of rents, every office In the building being occu pied, from which an income of $75,000 a year was derived. Among the occu pants were the Second National and Atlas banks, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railway, the John Hancock Life Insurance company, ami many lawyers and brokers. All will be obliged to seek new quarters. The only damage to Young's hotel was caused by carrying the hose through the building to the roof. It is probable that Mr. Sears will not at tempt to repair the damage, but will take the walls down and put up a new structure, which will rival the new Ames building, now in process of erec tion on the opposite corner. Mr. Sears was early at the fire, but experienced some difficulty in getting through the lines, being stopped by a policeman. Mr. Sears said that he was not in Boston at the time of the great fire in 1872, and he should like to see one piece of his property burn up. He was then allowed to pass the line, and during the progress of the fire gave instructions to Young's hotel to provide refreshments for the firemen and policemen. Two firemen were badly injured by a copper gutter falling on them. They were standing in the passage way between the Sears and Rogers buildings pulling the gutter down by means of a rope, and were unable to get out from under it when it fell. It is not thought that either is fatally injured. The scene of the fire, as well as that of the North street holocaust, was visited by thou sands of people during the afternoon. BURNED TO A CKISP. Ten Persons Die in the Boston Holocaust. Boston, Feb. 2.— ln July forty-four years ago nine persons were burned to death in a fire on North street. Boston had not recorded a counterpart in fatal ity to that disaster until this morning, shortly after midnight, when fire broke out in the dwelling house Nos. 259 and 261 of the same street, occupied mostly by Italians. A shocking summing up of the disaster is that ten persons were quickly burned to death, three otners fatally injured, and six more were seri ously, if not mortally hurt. There is a diversity of accounts as to the circum stances of the origin of the fire, the alarm and the rescues. It is believed that the fire started in the clothing store 1 of Maurice Ruhey, on the first floor, and some minutes before it was dis covered it had eaten through the parti tian wall of the hallway which con tained the stairs leading to the tene ments above. The wooden stairway was like a tallow candle, and the flame swept up it like a flash. In doing so it lighted up the hallway and shot little forks out through the cracks of the door and soon attracted attention. In a moment more the flames had taken hold of the rear stairways ascending from the same hallway and thus cut off all escape for the occupants. The scenes which occurred among the inmates when they were awakened were of the most exciting description. There was no way for them to get down, and as they ascended to j the attic the flames followed swiftly : upon them. Shrieks of terror, groans of • agony and cries for .. help-' filled the air. Men. women and children filled the windows and piteously pleaded for help. Some of the more venturesome even hung from the windows by only a slight hold on the sills. Ladders were hur riedly hoisted, lines of hose quickly run off and "pipe" from the chemical engine was lushed into the flaming mass, in ten minutes the fear of personal safety ST. PAUL, MINN.. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1890. had subsided, those whom it was possi ble to save had been taken from their POSITIONS OF PERIL, and the wounded had been taken to places where tlieir Injuries could be cared for. It was uot until after, the fire had been practically extinguished that the interior of what was then but a shell could be examined. Chief Web ber, followed by several firemen, went Into the building at a little after 1 o'clock, and with difficulty ascended to the upper floors. The stair ways from the street to the second floors were completely burned away. When the chief and his companions reached the upper floor, a sight that horrified them met their eyes. Under one of the windows crouched a human form, burned to a crisp almost, the two palms clasped together and kneeling as though at prayer. Further search showed in other parts of the top floor seven other human forms, covered with cindera and ashes, naked.and disclosing limbs that had been torn asunder by falling parts of the building. Seeing their escape from the floors below to the street impossible, because the stairs were waring masses of fire, the terrified victh • had evidently rushed to the upper aoor in their attempts to escape, and had there been roasted as though held in a "furnace. Later two bod ies of infants were removed from other parts of the. building and the completed list of ten human lives was made up. The injured were removed to hospitals, and the dead bodies were taken to the niergue for Identification. Serious sus picions have been raised that the fire was the work of incendiaries. It is stated that when the street door was burst open the smell gave strong indi cations that the stairs and floors had been saturated with oil. The police have decided on a thorough investiga tion, and one Benjamin Simonds has been arrested on suspicion. It is claimed that no lives would have been lost if the locality had been sufficiently sup plied with facilities for extinguishing fires. FIVE BLOCKS DESTROYED. Heavy Damage by Fire at Dan bury, Coon. Da>tbury, Conn., Feb. 2.— A most disastrous fire occurred here early this morning on the estate at the corner of Liberty and Main streets, owned by Charles Hull. Here there stood last night five large blocks; to-night only a pile of smoking ruins marks the place where they stood. The buildings consumed fronted on Main street and ran from Liberty street south. Three of the blocks were of wood and were occupied by George R. Stevens' art store. T. R. Hoyt &Co., grocers, and Samuel Harris, clothing. The next two were of brick and occupied as a large house-furnishing store by Hull & Rog ers. In the rear of the blocks were a cluster of wooden buildings. All were swept away. During the progress of the blaze there were several explo sions in Hull & Rogers' establish ment, as they had a large stock of pow der and oils. Many people narrowly escaped with their lives. The total loss is about $300,000, as follows: On build ings, all of which belonged to C. Hull, 1125,000; insurance, $50,000; on stock, Hull & Rogers, $60,000; insurance, $40, --000. Sam Harris' loss is $15,000. About fifty other tenants lose from $1,000 to 85,000 each, on which there are partial insurances. KENOSHA SCORCHED. A Big Blaze in a Wisconsin Town. Kenosha, Wis., Feb. 2.— Fire this morning destroyed two of the six-story buildings of Allen & Son's tannery, filled with stock, and the flames spread rapidly, destroying also the Denoyer Watercure, German M. E. church and parsonage. The loss will reach $125,000, as follows: Allen & Sons, $100,000, in surance, $90,000; Denoyer Watercure, 1055,512,000, Insurance, $7,500. The church and parsonage lost $10,000; in surance, $2,500. At one time the entire northwest part ot the city was threat ened with destruction, and an engine was sent from Racine. Amid Paint and Varnish. Special to the Globe. LaCrosse, Wis., Feb. 2.— At B o'clock this morning fire was discovered in Voigt & Ritter's carriage shops on Sec ond street, opposite the Burlington depot, which completely gutted the iron working department, causing a loss of $8,000. which was confined "entirely to the blacksmith shop, except a slight in jury to the paint shop adjoining! The large three-story warehouse escaped in jury. The origin of the fire is not known, but it probably began in the engine room. The insurance was $6,000 on the part destroyed. FIFTY TO ONE. Young Billings Wins a Purse on His Wedding Day. New York, Feb. 2.— The marriage of Miss Mary B. Hoyt, the daughter of Millionaire Robert Hoyt, of Shrews bury, N. J.. to Charles W. Billintfs, of Hoboken, N. J., which took place be fore Justice of the Peace Seymour at Hoboken Thursday, revealed a charm ing little romance. Mr. Billings, who is twenty-five years of age, is the owner of Count Luna. Leander and other rac ing horses, and lias been successful. His horse Leander won Thursday from a field of good ones, and. although Mr. Billings was not present, a trusted agent placed a good sum on the horse for Mr. Billings, who remarked as he gave Him the money: "It ought to be a good day for Leander to win, as It is my wedding day."' The odds against the horse were fifty to one, and the bride received the winnings as a wed ding present. Miss Hoyt is an heiress in her own right, and when she reaches twenty-one years of age will have charge of $100,000 left to her from the estate of her uncle. She is twenty years of age and a pretty brunette. Will Hall Be instated? Special to the Globe. DuLurn, Minn., Feb. Sunday did not deter desperate Republicans from holding a private indignation meeting with some members of the city commit tee. A remonstrance against the com mittee's action in bouncing Hall, signed by about 100 leading names, was presented. A manifesto reinstating Hall is expected to-morrow. Funeral of Dr. Simmons. Special to the Gione. Little Falls, Feb. 2.— The funeral of the late Dr. J. O. Simmons was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Church of Our Savior. A large con course of the citizens of this city and many persons from adjoining towns were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Have They Been Captured. Special to the Glooe. Duluth, Feb. 2.— Rumors are preva lent to-night that a gang of counterfeit ers has been run to earth at West" Su perior, Wis. Officers of the govern ment have been looking the matter up for three or. four months, and several pieces of the queer have been traced back to that place. REED'S VIEW OF IT, The Speaker Discusses the Position Taken by the House Democrats. He Says All His Rulings Have the Sanction of Parlia mentary Law, And Quotes From Carlisle's Decisions to Sustain His Stand. j Public Business Suffering While the Filibustering Goes Merrily On. Washington, Feb. 2.— Speaker Reed to-day made the following statement concerning the Republican position in the present controversy: "Mr. Carlisle was entirely right when lie said in sub stance that the decision of the house that a quorum was constitut ed to do business when a majority of the house was present would change from the foundation the method of doing busi ness. It certainly will do so, for it will enable the majority elected by the peo ple to rule by their own vote and not by the sufferance of the minority. The rule of the majority is at the very base of our government. If it be not the true rule, our faith is vain and we are yet in our sins. Look at the practical working of the other doctrine. The Republicans have a majority of seven, but they nave only three over a quorum. One hundred and sixty-eight is our number, 165 is a quorum. If we are to furnish a quorum, the whole Democratic party, sitting idly by in their seats but not 'present,' dumb and silent when basiness is to be transacted, but voting when It is to be obstructed, then there can be but three Republicans absent on penalty of stoppage of the public busi ness. Now let us see how that worus. We are allowed but TIIRRE ABSENTEES. Mr. Rockwell is sick. It would en danger his life to come. Mr. Wilbur is in the same state. T. W. Browne is too sick to be able to be there all the time. Mr. Caswell's wife was dying and com mon decency required his presence by her bedside. Another member must be with his wife for reasons somewhat sim ilar. Just about this number of mem bers will at all times be sick or incapac itated. These may get well, bat others fall sick in their turn. There, then, is our quorum, according to Mr. Carlisle's ]> idea, gone entirely to pieces, though, even after all fraud b« deducted, the people had found for the Republicaus by seven majority. All this time, white we are keeping in the house other men hardly less sick, a hundred and forty lusty Democrats eit silent in their seats doing no public duty except to draw their pay. Is it possible that the United States is paying these gentlemen $13 a day without even the poor privilege of counting their silent forces? Mr. Car lisle says there is no precedent for the decision of the house. I have person ally seen and heard him furnish a hun dred. A hundred times I have heard him declare that the number for and against such a bill was, say eighty for and twenty against, mathematically less than a quorum, and yet declared that bill passed, and then sign that bill, thereby certifying under the most sol emn sanction of his oath of office that the bill had properly aud CONSTITUTIONALLY PASSED the house. How could he have done this if his doctrine be true that a quorum must vote? Understand me. Day after day Mr. Carlisle in my ures ence has declared that such a bill had votes for and against, by his own count as speaker, less than a quorum, and has yet immediately declared it passed, a id has signed it— thus furnishing the only proof the president could have that it was passed. How could this be, except on the plain ground that if a quorum did not vote, the presence of a quorum was enough? But this matter does not need argument. In Mr. Carlisle's own state, in Democratic Tennessee, in Dem ocratic New York, in Democratic Ohio, in Massachusetts and In the courts everywhere, as you may see by Mr. But terworth's speech, the doctrine just up held by the house is the law of the land — and it ought to be if good government is not to perish from the face of the earth. Not a ruling has been made in the house to suppress filibustering which has not the full sanction of par liamentary law. That men should re sist only shows how ingrained the wrong course has become and how nec essary the remedy. What is the house trying to do? Why to perform its high est function, that cf deciding the right of a member to his seat. Until 1882 no man ever dared to filibuster against such a case. No man ought to be al lowed to do it to-day. Yet ev«ry day three hours are wasted in approving the journal, when five minutes would be ample. These three hours belong to the public business. The people do not un derstand that every wanton roll call consumes three-quarters of an hour. Some of these men are talking about rules. They are now acting under a body of rules which the America!) peo ple use in their assemblies, a body of rules well known and understood by all those who are not wilfully ignorant. When we first came here the obstruc tionists declared that they would die in the last ditch against any rules they did not approve of, and now they are want ing to die at Thermopylae in defense of the liberties of their country because we don't force rules on them. If there could be fewer deaths at Thermopylae and more business in the house, the country would be better off. It is true that the Democratic leaders, like Mr. Carlisle, have long since ceased to par ticipate in the defiance of gpod govern ment, but they should now make them selves heard affirmatively on the side of order." SCENES STILL IN ORDER. The exciting scenes that character ized the proceedings of the house last week will begin anew to-morrow, and will last until the Republican members of the committee on rules submit Speaker Reed's new code. It is the purpose of the majority members of the elections committee to repott the Atkinson-rendleton contested case as soon as the Smith-Jackson case is disposed of. The committee has heard the evidence in the case, but has had no meeting to decide it on its dis posal. According to the agreement en tered into by the members of the com mittee, this case would come up before' the committee on Tuesday, Feb. 13, but the majority of the members have de- I cided to call a meeting aud take a vote on the matter so that the case can be re ported to the house immediately after the Smith-Jackson case is gotten out of the way. With the addition of Mr. Smith to the Republican ranks the majority would be quite certain of always having a quorum on hand to dispose of the other cases. A vote on the Smith-Jack son case will be taken to-morrow, if pos sible. Mr. Jackson will be * unseated, and then the Atkinson-Pendleton case will be called up. The Democrats in tend to continue the . fight to the last, and they will use every strategy to delay action. -■ - OTHER BUSINESS WAITS. Little is known concerning other busi ness that may come before the house. As it is, there is slight prospect of the enactment of any* legislation for the present. The members of the world's fair committee are undecided as to what shall be done with the general bill they have under consideration. Some mem bers of the committee are in favor of letting the bill go over until the rules are adopted, while others are axious to break in at any time and dispose of the bill without long debate. Mr. Hitt, of Illinois, favors the latter, plan. He thinks that the bill can be disposed of within an hour. The committee on ter ritories will probably report the Okla hama bill during the week and take speedy action on it. Washington, Feb. 2.— Mr. Carlisle said this evening that he was preparing an address giving an explanation of the Democratic position, and it would prob ably be made public to-morrow or Tues day. Mr. Carlisle is not very •well, hav ing taken a cold some days ago, and it was not until yesterday that he knew his colleagues desired him to prepare an address to the country. INGALLS' MA Hi. The Kansas Fire-Rater Gets a Few Letters. Washington, Feb. 2.— While Sena tor lngalls' mail is always large, requir ing the services of two typewriter oper ators continually, since his celebrated negro-question speech it has become necessary to bring it to his committee room in a sack, the morning mail bring ing about 800 letters, the other four mails adding about 400 more. The seu atoi goes carefully over his entire mail single-handed and disposes ot it each day. Congratulations pour in on him : from all quarters of the country. For . the first three days after the delivery of his speech he was flooded with . tele grams, his admirers from across the water adding their contributions to the rest. He has received hundreds of let ters from ministers, some of whom have said that they intended to preach on the subject, using his speech as a text. Many of the great educators and deep thinkers or the land have also expressed their fa vorable sentiments. A number of the senator's congratulations have come from the Sou He has ■ been the re cipient of no letters from the usual, run of cranks who sometimes bother orators with letters written in red inK and or namented with devils' heads, threaten ing all sorts of destruction aud dire vengeance. But few letters have been received by him that could be I laid .to the door of this class, one of which con sisted of simply a blank piece of paper enclosing a card bearing on outside a Confederate flag, on the other, the in scription "Bah." Another was so badly written as to be undecipherable. The following letter, written on a business firm's letterhead, reached the senator yesterday: ... ■■'.'■' :'■. Virgil, Ga., Jan. '.28.— United States Senator Ingnlls, Washington, D. C. : We would more cheerfully pay B'2,ii towards bunting every newspaper and their editors that publish your fool speeches than we pay two cents to carry this to you. You are certainly the most cursed hell-bent fool on earth, and how a crowd can waste time listening to you can be accounted for only that they are United States senators. Oar estimation of that body goes down nearly every lime we hear from it. We congratulate you on being a success ful or lucky man. You are lucky that you . find fools to tolerate you. That the devil is crowded with such as you is evident, or he would have taken you alive. Yours truly, B. Nrm.ACK & Co. The senator had a hearty laugh over this letter, and, turning to his clerk, said: "Well, send them a pamphlet copy of the speech, Although it's very likely they cannot read." MRS. COPPINGKR DEAD. Mr. Blame's Daughter Passes Away of Brain Fever. j Washington, Feb. 2.— Mrs. Alice Coppinger, the eldest daughter of Sec retary Blame. who has been seriously ill for several days past with brain fever, the result of an attack of la grip pc, died at the Blame mansion at 5 o'clock this morning. The funeral serv ices will take place" from St. Matthew's church on Tuesday morning at half-past 10 o'clock. The place of interment has not yet been definitely determined, but it is expected that it will be at Oak Hill cemetery, this city. She was unconscious for hours before her death, which, it was known at mid night, could not be long delayed. All the immediate members of the family were present at the last moment. Col. Coppinger arrived here from Columbus. 0., at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, and was with his wife from that time until she passed away. This is the fourth bereavement in the family of Secretary Blame within the past thirty-five days, and is the second one of his children to die within that tune from illness brought on by attacks of the grip. Mrs. Coppinger was first taken ill with an attack of the prevailing epidemic in December. She recovered and came on to Washington to attend Walker Blame's funeral. A relapse occurred, and brain trouble, from which Mrs. Coppinger had suffered at various times, soon appeared. She was danger ously ill Thursday, but showed improve ment on Friday, her system responding well to medical treatment. On Satur day, however, the brain trouble became greatly aggravated and she became gradually weaker until death occurred. -Surgeon Heger. U. S. A., Dr. R. C. Yarrow and Dr. : Magruder were with her during the entire night, but both miud and body refused to respond to their efforts to prolong her life. . The news of the death became known early in the day, and the president, the mem bers of the cabinet, and a large number of friends called to express their sym pathy. The funeral will probably take place on Tuesday from St. Matthew's Roman Catholic church, and the inter ment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Father Tom Sherman, son *of Gen. Sherman, is expected to conduct the services. Mrs. Coppinger was thirty years of age and married Col. Coppineer about «even years ago. .* Baltimore, Feb. 2.— Cardinal Gib bons was informed of the death of Mrs. Coppinger, the daughter of the secre tary of state, this evening. The cardi nal will assist at the obsequies in Wash ington on Tuesday morning. ■ ■■■ ■ - ■ ~ -•> — ■ - j ■ _ , Burned to Death. :i Chicago, Feb. 2.— William D. Ells and wife, returning to their cottage to night after an hour's visit to' a friend, found the house in flames and i the charred corpses -or their two-year-old daughter and ; the servant, Anna Johnson, visible just inside the kitchen door. Mr. Ells rushed into the burning dwelling, and succeeded in .bringing out unharmed her ; , babe,' aged' nine months, that hat) been asleep up stairs. How the fire started is a mys tery. CRUSHEDJUILRAIN. Vaequejin, the Southern Star, Easily Vanquished by the Baltimorean. The Big: Frenchman So Badly Used Up He Quits in the Third Round. Kilrain Has Little Trouble in Landing* on His Oppo nent's Phiz. McCormick Bests Paulsen at Eau Claire Two-Thirds of a Mile. New Oeleans, Feb. 2.—Notwith standing all that has been said about the death of prize-fighting in New Or leans, Kilrain appeared in the role of gladiator to-day at West End in the full light of day, with the police keep ing guard over the crowd and in front of as fine an assemblage as ever gath ered on such an occasion. Kilrain made a good deal out of the Sullivan light, but his flight from the law and his sub sequent return to stand trial at the place of his defeat by Sullivan cost Mm all he had. In consequence he was not very flush. He came from Richburg to New Orleans after having been found euilty of assault and battery. The big pugilist has many friends here, and they were anxious to get up some sort of an exhibition to assist him. Bis return was at the right time. There was a heavy-weight star in the pugilistic firmament of New Orleans, who many people commenced to believe was of the first magnitude. His name is Felix Yacquelin, a tall, strapping youngster of French ancestry, quick on his feet, strong as a lion, and hands like battering rams both as to size and driving power. An Englishman named Allen who was exhibiting in a concert hall picked him out for au easy target, and Vacquelin knocked him out in a round. A Mississippi Italian giant, from Bay St. Louis. was matched against him and was whipped in two rounds. Then Prof. Dennis Butler played a joke on the Frenchman aud matched him against Jem McGregor, the St. Joe Kid. They fought Dec. 1, and Vacqueliu KNOCKED HIM HELPLESS In the thlrteentn round. Vacquelin wasted half his blows in that battle, but when he did hit he hit like Sullivan and stood punishment with the same scoru. The town, that is, the sportiug part of it, went wild with enthusiasm, and Vacquelin was put upon a champion ship pedestal and worshiped as a com ing king. So when Kilrain came there was a match made witti him. Vacque lin is a good-natured, lion-hearted sort of a fellow who would light anybody, aud his friends were anxious for him to meet the Baltimorean, because he is probably the most scientific man in the world, and Vacqueliu's measure could best taken by such a standard. Then there was the certainty of a large at tendance, aud besides the local man's friends had a secret feeling that he might accidentally knock out Sullivan's late antagonist, and jump into promince at once. Kilraiu was as willing as the home man. He saw a chance for winning a big purse without much trouble, and at the same time give him full opportuuity to work up a favorable sentiment in Mississippi by remaining here a few weeks longer. Kilrain wanted a four-round go, think ing that was long enough for all pur poses, but Vacquelin's man wanted ten, so they compromised upon six rounds with soft gloves. A purse of $2,000 was raised, aud put up in safe hands. Jan. 19 they fixed as the date, and Vacquelin went into training earnestly, while Kilraiu went back to Kichburg, hunted and LIVED REGULARLY, keeping well and strong without reduc ing himself to starvation weight. The last Butler show, in which McHale's gloves were loaded so as to knock out Andy Bowen, caused a reaction against fighting and led to the passing of an ordinance prohibiting such sport. Kil raiu had spent Christmas away from his family and was late a month in the South, opposing a postponement, but finally agreed to a change of dates until to-day. In the meantime the city attor ney decided that boxing exhibits did not come under the head of prize tights. Thursday the council passed an ordi nance allowing fighting before char tered clubs, except on Sunday, but the mayor held the law over until Monday before signing, and that allowed the Kilrain affair to come off. The theater at West End was the scene of the contest, and both men were out at the lakeside early ready for the meeting. Kilrain came from Richburg Friday, looking as brown as a berry, weighed 307 pounds, and was a better man than the day he fought Sullivan. There was a good color in his face, his skin waa pink with the glow of health, and his muscles were splendidly developed, without being stiff. Poor Vacqueiin was also fit physically in a general way, but complained of a pain in the groin, which caused a swelling in his left leg and made him a little lame. He never thought of backing out, however, ana when, a few days ago. Mike Cleary was engaged to put the finishing touches to his training he gladly accepted the chance for a daily bout with Sullivan's second. About 3:30 p. m. Kilrain stalked in LIKE AN INDIAN CHIEF, bareheaded and a blanket wrapped around his shoulders. His hair was not close-cropped, bis mustache was allowed to remain, his beard was unshaven, and only his carefully trained appearauce, his bare chest, white tights, black socks and canvas shoes showed that he was on deck for the argument on hand. Doc Adler, Kilrain's Baltimore frieud, was by his side as second. That was expected, but it was something of a surprise to see Wrestler William Mul doon, Sullivan's trainer, acting in the same capacity. Ten minutes later Vacquelin marched in with his retinue, and was accorded an ovation. He was accompanied by Mike Cleary and James Sweeiiv as seconds and Mike Olive as bottle holder. Al though Vacqui'lm measures six feet two inches, he did not look larger than Kilrain, who is only 5 feet 10>£ inches. Vacquelin is as clean-built as a grey hound, with a sturdy neck, well set chest and shoulders, and arms and lees that do not seem to be as strongly mus cled as they are on account of their length. Kilrain, on the contrary.looked broad and heavy-rauseled and loomed up like Sullivan did when he faced the Baltimoreau at Richburg. There was not much trouble In selecting a referee. Pat Kendrick was suggested and was urged to accept and did so, and John O'Neill and John L. Duffy were named timekeepers. There was little further delay. The gloves ,were chosen and donned. They were called four-ounce • gloves, but looked a little less than three. The crowd showed enthusiasm when Vacquelin went over and shook hands with Kilrain in the latter's corner, to show that it was a friendly meeting. Later on princi pals and seconds met in the center and clasped hands, and then the decks were cleared for action. Muldoon made a little speech, saying it was a gathering on & Sunday afternoon to witness a glove contest, and hoped the crowd would not forget it and think it had come to a prize fight in the country. It was a contest for the display of skill, strength and endurance, and not a tight. Both sides had agreed to abide by the referee's decision, and the crowd should do the same. Then Muldoon stepped back into the corner. At 3:49 the ref eree called time, the men sprang lightly forward and THE FIGHT COMMENCED. Kilrain made the fight scientifically, and showed all the generalship for which he is noted. In the first round he tried to draw Vacquelin on, but the latter was wary and never once assumed the aggressive. There was no fighting in the first round. In the second Kil rain repeated his half-arm blow and squeezed the savageness out of Vaquelin in a clinch, so that when he let him go Vacquelin dropped to one knee. When Kilrain found his rival weakening he rushed in and clinched again, at the same time swinging his right in on the neck. It was a good chance to end up matters then, but the police and referee interfered. Kilrain continued his rushes, and lauded on the neck, jaw and stomach with both hands, clinched and crowded Vacquelin to the ropes. When the round ended Vacquelin's jaw was swelling up and his ribs were rosy. In the third VacqueJin was more confident, and swung out his right, but relapsed to the defensive when he failed to reach. Kilrain landed a left-hander on the stomach at very long range and slipped after the blow. It was Vacquelin'a chance, but Kilrain got away like a cat. Then he smashed his right out to the jaw, again on the body, feinted again with his left and clinched with it, leav ing his right hand free for work. The right swung around and struck with ter rific force on Vacqueliu's jaw and side in rapid succession. He eot away with a few light returns. He repeated the performance, landing his right three times more on the jaw before the round closed. Kil rain kept it up after the call of time, and Vacqueliu was nearly ready to fall when his seconds pulled him away. Cleary urged Vacquelin to continue.but the big man's sore leg had swollen from the exercise, and he said he would not go on. He was far from being knocked out, although his lip was cut and his jaw and sides were very sore. He said he had no business to fight at all, but would not back out. Under the circum stances Cleary threw up the sponge and Kilrain was declared the victor. Vac quelin cried and wanted another go. Kilrain says his opponent is a good .man, but green. • : -. EASY FOB M'CORMICR. Paulsen Defeated Without Trou ;- .O : bleat Eau Claire. Special to the Globe. Eau Claire, Wis., Feb. Five thousand people witnessed the skating race for the championship of the world, on Half-Moon lake this afternoon. Mc- Cormick won as he pleased, by two thirds of a mile. Time, 42 minutes. The Ice was In fine condition in the morning, but the southeast wind made It melt, • and there was considerable water on the surface when the race was called. There was a wrangle between Manager Me Every, for McCormick, and Jergens, for Paulsen, over the surveyed course, but was finally settled by Mc- Every waiving all. The course was thirty-two laps for ten miles, surveyed by the city engineer here. A number of Minneapolis and Eau Claire men lose heavily on Panlsen. Will Run a Dog Kennel. Mike Cummings, who knows more about dogs than anybody in the North west, intends to start a kennel next spring opposite Fort Snelling. on the east back of the Mississippi. He will fit up a place with a capacity for 200 dogs, with an artificial pond and all the modern appliances and appurtenances. The tract which Mr. Cmninings has se cured is" five acres, and there " will be runs for puppies and matured dogs. . Coming Wrestling Match. I The wrestling match between Lucia n Marc Christol and Herman Smith is for $250 a side, and Is to take place Friday evening, Feb. 4. THE BLAIR CHESTNUT. It Will Get Attention in the Sen ate. Washington, Feb. 2.— The Blair ed ucational bill is likely to consume a large part of the time of the senate this week. It will come up in the morning hour to-morrow, and the indications are that it will be discussed to the exclu sion of everything else in the remaining morning hours of the week. Private bills and measures of merely local in terest are likely to occupy much time in their consideration, as there are few bills of public interest on the calendar within reach. There is a probability of a renewal of the set speeches on the race problem, but the majority of the Democratic senators are disposed to withhold remarks on that subject until it comes before the senate in connection with some such measure as a national election bill. There is also reason to believe that a few speeches will be delivered upon the sub ject of the national finances. In tne se cret sessions the Morgan and Dorchester nominations, are expected to be called up, and the Samoan treaty will prob ably be discussed. -•- THE POSTAL CLERKS. They Are to Hold a Meeting This Week. Washington, Feb. 2.— The conven tion ef the Postoffice Clerks' Associa tion of the United States will meet here to-morrow. Th« delegates will repre sent every first-class postoffice in the country. It is expected much-needed reforms in the laws affecting the clerks will be embodied in bills to present to congress. The two prin cipal subjects that will- be discussed will be the eight-hour law and leave of absence granted clerks. These two subjects are attracting much attention from all sections, and Hon. J. 11. Ketch am, of New. York, will become the special champion of the bills dealing with them before congress.' Nearly every postoffice clerk, it is claimed, is compelled to work over ten hours, while his annual: leave of absence is never equal to fifteen days. The clerks con nected with the Washington office to uight formed committees to entertain the visitors. . ~ ■ . ■..■•-- -- - . NO. 34. UNCLESANTS TIMBER. Its Appropriation Upheld bj Public Opinion in the Northwest. Thus Speaks Hon. E. W. Dn rant to a Chicago Trib une Reporter. How People Have Come U Regard It as Legitimate Business. Federal Supervision of ths Forests Absolutely Neces sary in the Future. Chicago, Feb. 2.— Hon. E .W. Duranf the Minnesota lumberman, said to a re porter of the Chicago Tribune, who called on him at the Tremout house last evening: "There is one side of the government timber question which the press of the country has thus far failed to touch upon, and which must be understood be fore the depredations on the public timber land can be stopped. 1 refer to the light in which the appropriation ol government timber is regarded by the public in the pine regions of the North west. When tiie first settlers came to Minnesota and Wisconsin, timber wai looked upon as public property. With out doubt this was one of the great factors In tho development of these states. The freedom enjoyed by the eariy settlers in this respect was our first source of wealth. "Forty years ago, when I first went Into the lumber business^ there were logging camps located all aloug the Black, Chippewa and St. Croix rivers during the winter time, which made no pretense of cutting anything but gov ernment timber. The land through, which these rivers run has now been largely taken up, the little remaining to the government being so closely watched that the opportunity for purloining is practically nil. "It was the same way in all the states. When Illinois was first settled the right of the settlers to cut timber for their houses and fences and fuel was not questioned. From this to cutting for the market is but a short step, and one which at first met with no resistance* With the gradual growth of population the lands were taken up and the oppor tunity in this direction destroyed. With us the laud is not yet settled, and the people obey their natural impulses. "The recent trouble lias been in re gard to the Indian reservations. The same history has been repeated on all of them. The Mille Lacs.Ked Lake and Court d'Oreille previous to becoming Indian reservations were rich fields for the lumberman. When the Indians learned their rights they insisted on them and the government forbade any but Indians to cut from their lands. The white men's camps, however, are nu merous on all these reservations, ar rangements being made with the In dians to cut the trees and pretend to do the loggi ng, payment for the logs and labor being made iv supplies from the stores. NOTHING OUT OP THE WAY. "These conditions have established the custom among our people of iook« ing upon the cutting of government timber not as a crime but as a legiti mate means of livelihood. Thus it is, even to-day, that lumbermen in the Northwest whose integrity is beyond question, when it is found that their op erations have encroached on govern ment land, after paying the 'stumpage' neither feel guilty of a reprehensible act nor are s:> regarded by the public. "To illustrate: The first complain! against the practice was made along in the '50's. A brother of Piesident MilU ard Fillmore was sent out from Wash ington as government agent to investi gate their complaints. After determin ing what timber had been illegally cut he fixed the 'stumoage' at 13>£ cents pel 1,000 feet— an absurdly low rating when logs were worth at least $G in the mar* ket. "Mr. Fillmore was of course largely governed by public sentiment, which, as I say, has ahyays countenanced tin appropriation of government timber, The settlers would not have felt niora badly treated if the government had set a price on the grass their stock nibbled from the prairies. "It is hardly ten years since I heard one of Minnesota's most eminent jur ists, a man who at the time had th« confidence of the people, and now holds an important position in the councils ol the nation, make the assertion in court that he much questioner! the right of the government to the timber. He even went so far as to claim that the title to the trees on the public lands in the State of Minnesota did not vest in the government, on the ground that the treaties accompanying the purchase oi Louisiana and the Northwest Territory did not provide for the federal owner ship in the timber, claiming that the Indians were the natural owners, being the first occupants, and questioning whether the settlers, haviug been al lowed to settle by the Indians, had not a right to the timber." FE DBRAL SUPERVISION. "What do you tliink of the proposed adoption of a system of federal super vision of forest lands?" "A wholesome system of forestry laws wi|l soon become absolutely necessary. It is conceded by scientists the world over that the spoliation of the forest lands will have great climatic effect on this country. One of the most effective branches of such a system is the award ing of premiums for tree culture. Laws providing for such awards now exist in Minnesota and Dakota and many of the Western states. A well enforced fed eral provision of this kind would be of immense benefit. Heretofore soft coal has been plentiful and easily and cheaply mined. When it becomes scarce and expensive the consumption of wood will increase greatly, and some restrictions will be absolutely neca* sary." "What would be the effect of forestry laws on the lumber business?" "They would benefit it. There is at present an enormous waste of timber. And when a pine forest is cut it's gone, and you can't restore it. it is not liKe arable land, which after being cultivated for several years, regains its strength by lying fallow for a couple of years. If every man with 1.000 acres of forest land were permitted to cut but 500 the lumber business all over the country would improve. There are now 50 per cent more trees being cut each year than are needed, with the result that the market is flooded. "A new element is raDidly becoming prominent in the business. The South ern long-leaf pine, including that from Floriila. Georgia. Louisiana. Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, is coming into competition with the Northern wood."