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' Complete files of the GLOBEalways kept on liHiid for reference. Patrons and friends are ! cordially invited to visit and avail themselves ! of the facilities of, our Eastern Office white In New York. '; _ ==±= '< ' TODAY'S WEATHER. 1 Washington. March I.— For Minnesota: Warmer; fair: south winds. For South Da kota: Fair; south winds; warmer in east, stationary temperature in west portion. For (Wisconsin : Warmer; fair; winds shifting to eoutheast. For Iowa: Warmer; fair; south .winds. For North Dakota: Fair; south, '■winds; warmer. For Montana: Generally '.fair; west winds: stationary temperature in couth, colder in north. • , general observations. '. ■ United States Department op Agricttlt tTßE, Weather Bureau, Washington, March '1, 0:4? p. m. Local Time, Bp. m. 75th Merid ian Observations taken at the same 'moment of time fit all stations. sfifi . ill! riaceof sH-fSI Place of 2" % 8 Observation. Sojft 1 Observation, gg, ~& 2 • '■ 'ir 5 ■ p 3 "•a • • c ; ; n '. '. -t ■St. Paul 30.38 28 Miles City .... iDululh :-J0.36 24' Helena...... 20.88 44 La Crosie... :&3ti 3:2! Ft. Sully .-. ..... Huron HCI.IO 3"-'i Minuedosa.. 29.03 26 Oloorhead... 33.M 34 Calvary M. Vincent.: 30.10 28 I Winnipeg... :<O.US 26 Bismarck... ; ; >.OO 34 JQ'Appette... 29 i>l 26 Union). ■ >1 .).04 313 Med'eHat... 29.7S 40 i". F. Ltons. Local Forecast O'JlciaL — ij A NEW PARTY SCHEME. / No conceits that grow up about the political movement that lately gushed so variously and effusively at St. Louis can be too fanciful for absorption by some of those represented there. When our own Ignatius, with apparent grav ity, intimates that the next president may be named at Omaha, and that he is not aspirins to the distinction, credulity can hardly have a severer tax. The re port comes from Kansas, the hotbed of queer things, that the managers of the party have a scheme that seems to them .plausible, for really getting into the electoral college and being able to dictate the result. The view that, the new party can elect sufficient electors to prevent % a choice, and throw the election into the house of representatives,' evidently .misunderstands the mode of operation In such an event, or supposes that the congress to be elected in November Will have -to make the selection, and that the People's party will be able to hold the balance in a number or states. The present congress would make the choice, each state haying-one vote, and that being 'determined by the majority of the congressmen. If they are equally divided, or a majority is not had for either party, they would be unable to rast the vote of their state. But, as about two-thuds of the states have a majority of Democrats, the only possible result of throwing*: the election into the house would be the success of the Democratic candi ■ dates. This Miv Donnelly and the other intelligent- leaders understand. Their scheme, which was hinted at St. Louis, is reported to be this: They will carry states- enough to hold the balance of power in the electoral college; to elect 223 are required; the Republicans are to be allowed perhaps 212, and the Democrats 205, comprising- for the two parties all the states except Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota. These have twenty-seven votes to be . taken in by the People's party. They may be called the Weaver or Doyxklly electors. Should the twenty-seven vote for their own man there would be no choice, and the Democrats would "elect in the house. That is not the proposition, however, It is to make a deal with one of the old parties. Weaver or Donnelly would consent that in a trade with the Repub licans at least eleven votes should be given them, making 223, a majority. It is supposed the Republicans would be most inclined to the tnrUe, as they would have no chance if the election •went to the house. Incidental to the scheme it is expected that in several states, Arkansas and others in the South and some in ihe West, the People's party would form a combination elec toral ticket with either the Republicans or Democrats:-, each taking a certain part of the names. An obstacle in the way, however, would be the fact that none of the electors would dare to violate their party pledges. While there is no legal requirement that the electors shall vote any particular way, every man is elected to vote for the candidates of his party. There has never been an instance in the history of the country ■where an elector has failed to do this. A mere suspicion of a purpose to do otherwise would elicit a demand for specific pledges. In this state, for in stance, if the Democrats and People's party should combine, with five Demo crats and four Alliance men on the ticket, every man would be forced to give a written pledge to vote for his party candidates if elected. Democrats would not vote for an Alliance man who could violate this unwritten law, nor would the greater part of the Alli ance voters. ■ ia> ALIVE PARTY. The coming Democratic convention fn South Dakota is to be held at Yank ton, which is next to Sioux Falls the best equipped town in the state to take care of the gathering. Yankton was the original capital of the territory, and the oldest important settlement. It is in the part of the state most hopeful for the Democrats, and, withal, one of the livest and most progressive cities of its . opportunities to be found anywhere. The point noted is that the Democratic party is becoming so lively and vigor ous in that state that its conventions are not the meager, disconsolate bodies of the early time.but hustling,uumerou3 gatherings, that the live towns welcome to their midst. ■0H — •nm BISMARCK AS THE CAPITAL. Some persons in North Dakota are trying again to throw Bismarck into a sw^at over the apprehension that the capital is liniiiy to be put on wheels and pushed eastward. That has been a fre. quent cause of alarm in the past, but there has been no formidable effort to secure it elsewhere. The best security Bismarck has for its retention is the fact that othere are a half-dozen towns that could make a big tight for it, and neither of which will yield to another.'; The point now made on Biamarek is that its standards in some public-^ more or less public, perhaps— matters are not up to the standards regarded as essen tial. But there is small danger that the agitation will have any important re sult. _ HEDGING OX HARRISON. The Minneapolis Tribune yesterday made the somewhat surprising state ment that "Chicago has today a good, substantial Democratic •majority, of 20, --000 to 25,000." This is gratifying to Democrats, if the concession is honest, and has a reasonable basis in election facts and present probabilities. If it is true, the chance for the Republicans to carry Illinois for their presidential ticket is very small. Four years ago Haukison had 22,195 plurality in the state over Cleveland, and Chicago gave a small plurality for the Demo crats. The county, however, gave Har itrsox 908 plurality for president. The city now comprises the great er part of the county, and probably the Tribune does not intend to make the small distinction between the two. Its view is that, while the state of Illi nois outside of Chicago is compara tively stationary in population aim po litical divisions, the enormous growth in Chicago is giving the Democrats this tremendous increase in strength. By a little closer investigation of the figures-, however, it might find that tire Republican majorities in the state out side of Chicago have been falling away for a good while past. The days when the Republicans could roll up 50,000 majority are much further back than the 80,000 in lowa. Chicago, or Cook county, then gave 10,000 or more margin for the Republican. The Trib une' suggests that three of its four congressmen are now Democrats, and the later elections afford it evidence that the Democrats have a sweeping majority available for the national cam paign, r It virtually concedes that the state will be lost to its party this year, without some unusual device for its re tention, ana warningly concludes with: "The Republican party will do well to keep its eye on Illinois." This admis sion is oot to bo attributed to a mere desire to exhibit candor, although there is no occasion to question its ability in that direction. The danger In Illinois to the Republicans it emphasizes with the averment that "it is not a theory, but a fact." The Tribune has been an intense Harrisox organ, at least while Blame was a possible candidate. It now is i in serious doubt as to the ability of the Indiana man to carry Illinois. He is not more popular in it than he was four years ago, when it expended all its enthusiasm on another Indiana man. The Tribune knows of no combination of election figures that will give a Re publican candidate a chance with Illi nois turned over to the Democrats. In diana and the other Western states cer tain to go with it would put the Repub licans hopelessly in the soup. How, then, would the discerning organ save Illinois if Harrison is hopeless there,as he undoubtedly would be, especially if Senator Palmer headed the Democratic ticket? Presumably it regards Cullom ' as the strong man there; and, while it loves Harrison; possibly with una bated favor, it loves parry success more. The intimations that Senator Wash-, burx is to engineer the Northwest in opposition to the president may mean that he is in the Cullom boat, and is to have a home organ. There is no doubt that the Illinois senator is much stronger than Harrison in his own state. As against an outside Democrat he would make the campaign a hard one for the Democrats of Illinois, but his venerable and vigorous colleague would carry the state against him, even if Chicago fell somewhat short of the 20,000 to 25,000 majority the Triaune forebodes there. It will be remembered that Palmer ran 10,000 or more ahead of his party • when he was a candidate. for governor. As a party organ the Tribune does well to be alarmed at the political situation in Illinois. , a . FOREST RESERVATION. lii another column B. E. Ferxow,. chief of forestry division, answers ques tions editorially formulated by the Globe on the 14th ult. It does not appear from the carefully prepared and succinct explanation offered by Mr. Fekxow that the 6.00J,000 acres involved In the na tional forest reservation are to be permanently retired from the public domain and convened to national park uses, or, as miirht be more aptly de scribed, devoted to a public playground. The claim is made that a temporary with drawal of these lands and subsequent classification in three distinct grades* under charge of government inspectors, caretakers, managers or superintend ents, assisted by a large corps of sub inspectors, caretakers, etc., etc., would be beneficial to the country and mate rially aid in thß preservation of timber. In reality, these reservations are not intended to comprise parks, similar to the Yellowstone National park, but forest reserves for the purpose of pro tecting them from fires and trespassers. Mr. Fernow admits that there are two valid objections to the proposition, one the augmentation of the already enor mous corps of government employes, the other the cost. Mr. Fe rxow's hon est enthusiasm in the subject leads him to say that "the first objection is hardly proper in a country that prides itself on self-government." And yet the Globe holds that, compared to the importance of the first valid objection, the second is a mere bagatelle. The time has arrived in this country when every effort should be made toward simplifying, instead of complicating, our system of government. The people now are suffering from too much paternalism. Congress should hesitate long before passing any bill that will, necessarily, increase the al ready too large number of officeholders. It is from that class alone that all our public scandals arise; and the more de partments,with their departmental ram ifications, filled with a constantly in creasing class of public servants, the more numerous will, become the de mands for official investigations— lowed by the usual official whitewash. Again the Globe earnestly protests against such a surplus of congressional legislation affecting business, the laws of trade and commerce and the avoca tions of farmers, miners, lumbermen and others. The forestry bill advocat ed by Mr. Fernow is of this class of ob jectionable legislation. The laws against crime are already stringent enough, if properly enforced. Timber trespas sers can be punished by the laws now upon the statute books if those" laws are firmly administered. _ ; If it is impossible 1 to enforce these laws by officers now on duty, why augment the number of of ficers as contemplated by this bill? 'i To the Globe there appears to be altogether too much red tape implied la the meas ure in question. Commercial self-in terest will naturally protect valuable timber : land .in the Northwest. The ; system of special licenses, patrols of TB.E BAIOT PATJL DAILY GLOBE: TYEBSESDAY JMOKNLSTG, MARCH 2, 1892. cavalry troops, formation of a largo and expensive corps of forestry officers, and offensive intermeddling of ' government in private business suggests an objec tionable espionage which is ;; foreign to the genius of a republican form of gov ernment. Congress could do far greater good by passing more stringent laws against bribe-takers and official scala wags than it can by seeking to increase this already too large and burdensome class in the community. SUPPLYING FARM HANDS. As will be seen by this morning's Globe, the St. Paul Jobbers' union are continuing their good work commenced last fall. Now they are doing yeomen's service in supplying farm help to Mm• -• nesota, North and South Dakota. Early last fall they materially contributed to savinir the fat grain crop by hearty co operation with landowners in procuring threshing machines and crews for the ' Northwest. By reference to the article in the Globe's local columns it will be seen that the jobbers' union has greatly systematized the matter of assisting farmers of these states to secure efficient help in closing up : the work of thresh ing last year's ' and preparing ground : for next year's crop. Their ; plan is two-fold in its practical working. First, they lay before the residents of Eastern cities and towns lists of Northwestern farmers who will employ help during next season, and the rate of wages which they are ready to pay. Secondly, they co-operate with the rail roads in securing lists of names of those who desire to come to the Nortwest.and, communicating directly with farmers, greatly facilitate negotiations between employers and employes. The commit tee also endeavors to locate farm hand 3 from other states in Northwestern lo calities that are settled by residents' from those states, thus enabling a man from Illinois to work in an Illinois set tlement, and an Ohio man in an Ohio settlement. This feature is conducive to permauent residence of the immi grant. ' •__ ' ' ' THE SISSETON LANDS. Many readers over the country are no doubt waiting to go on the Sis3eton res ervation lands when they come into the market on the 15th of April. There will be no such rush in volume as there was when Oklahoma was opened up, as there are less than a million acres available. It is not always the fact that the locations made by the Indians have the most fertile soil and are spe cially desirable for residence. But these Sisse-tou lands are reputed to be unsurpassed in fertility by any in South Dakota and are in the midst of a well settled and picturesque region, some of the mo3t beautiful lakes in the country being in the environments. '- The Chi cago, Milwaukee & Si. Paul is the only railroad that touches it, but it is con venient to good towns on all sides. The settlers on the lands 'will have to pay 52.50 an acre tor them, even if they re main on them five years, but those who obtain them will be fortunate. Almost the entire tract is in South Dakota. All the congressmen from Missouri are stated by the local papers to be in favor of the Bland bill, but they are inclined to doubt the wisdom of push ing it against a presidential veto. The Kansas City Times agrees with them, and would choose to settle the lines upon taxation and expenditures before getting tangled up in silver. A dis position of that sort is leavening some of the Western elements. — ■» — — There is no occasion to dispute the opinion of Chairman Clarkson that "there are three hundred millions of copies more of the Democratic news papers of the country circulated than of the Republican newspapers." The party of intelligence is not subject to the pretentious claims that have been made by Republicans. BSB Tom Reed, of Maine, has no doubt of the wisdom of the suggestion that he shall be chairman of trie Minneapolis convention. It is not quite certain, however, that the other great man of Maine will consent to his coming as a delegate. The state does not seem quite large enough for them both. An Omaha paper thinks that 25,000 names will be signed in that city to pledges to give the preference to home manufactures, quality and prices being equal. It is believed this will greatly encourage the establishment; of new manufactures and increase the old ones. The impression is quite rational. . The New Hampshire papers are hu morous over the announcement of ex- Senator Blair that he is in the field for the presidency. They thiuk he would do better to go back to the peda gogue's desk. Still, he may have the vote of the state at Minneapolis. : _i_ — "^ - Brazil is getting into progressive lines, apparently, and perhaps will get alone without revolutionary larks for a good while. It has put up $600,000 for an exhibit at the world's fair, which is a high evidence of good sense. The Emperor William is not noted as a glowing orator. Chauncey Depew can probably cause the crockery to rat tle more at a banquet, but the German mogul stirs up people as no other gusher of the time can. ■» — ■ The women. who want to vote at school elections in Ohio failed narrowly to get through the Ohio legislature the other day. The constitution of the state or some other little thing was in the way. The new party will not be in need of more leaders and officers. The recruits should not expect promotion. Speaking of Fools. Dr. S. Wier Mitchell, in his "Charac teristics," now running in the Century, says of fools: "There is the foolish fool, the fool who is a good fellow, the ass fool and the fool finely endowed with obstinacy— the mule fool — the mid dle-aged woman fool." — o The Taciturn Henry. New York Advertiser. All efforts to interview Col. Henri Watterson in reference to his presiden tial boom, which :is now wrapped in: flannel and kept ; behind a warm stove in the Herald office, have Droved una vailing. " Mr. Watterson simply antes ; and shoves the "buck." ■ : — — — Doesn't Mind Obstacles. Albany Argus. ; In the Republican national conven tion New York will be against Harri son, Pennsylvania will be against him ; ana Ohio will be against him; yet the renomination of Harrison is reasonably assured. ■ ■ — '■ — «* Hoi man's Style of Economy. Boston Journal. '. A river and harbor bill is promised appropriating; " 125,000,000. r > And ; this from a house which thought it a reckless extravagance 'to spend $50 for soap for the West Point cadets. : Tell It to the Marines. ; Toledo Commercial. : ~ .'- i : ". ; The story that Hill will turn his forces over to Cleveland in hope of himself be coming secretary .of state lacks even the merit of ingenuity. : SUNRISE SIGNALS. Waiter— How's de eggs, boss? ■ Customer (pushing away his cup and plate in aisgust) — they are very chic.;:. ' -\ i '£y~. - - ♦ ■» y > "_)':; Anent the Blaiue imbroglio some one ap i p?ars. to have touched off a large-sized hornets', nest. " . : | » » • "Young Republicans" are. likely to be* wearing false. teeth ami wigs before the ad : vent of another Republican president. \ A Philadelphia t>aper editorially calls at tention to fossil pumpkin seeds 2,0 JO years old recently found in a mound. Skill, viewed ■. from , a standpoint outside - the ;• immediate radius . inclosing Philadelphia, : something ; that wen to seed 2. G00 years ago could hardly be called live newspaper matter. . ; » »• » Mr. Balfour ■; complains that the English government is overworked. . It should come over and picnic a while with our American i congress. ; Just at present the latter is ab sorbing daily large quantities of dolce far niente.'fHjJ&fi < ', ; ;.. - . ♦ » ■» , . i Other men than Jay Gould give away mill ; ions without occasioning undue excitement in the country.- The latter donates 810,000 to a church, aud 10, the whole i world stauds aghast. The story of : the widow's mite will please take a back seat. « « • Jason Jackson, Coon Creek : Wo. as one among Democratic presidential possibilities', Gov. Russell, ot Massachusetts, is not a bach elor. Hill is at present posing as a bachelor, though they do say he is likely to lead a bride to the altar at no distant day. Cleve land is a father, Boies a widower, Palmer and Gray married men. .- ■»»•*■ The fanfaronade adopted at St. Louis can not properly be' termed a platform it is merely a dry goods box filled. with a job lot of "notions." ; > / ..'■'.. -*■"». * . An early spring examination of B. Harri eon's presidential boom shows that it has wintered well. In the matter .: of • benevolence John D. Rockefeller has certainly "bitched his wagon to a star." HHHfiflSl The German emperor is a brave man and his people most forbearing. " Even when he lighted a . cigarette ° in : the presence of the rioters they refrained from shooting at him. * ■ •» » HOW IT IS DONE. ?.'. " ',- ;:: All through the night the printer man . Picks the metal with fingers deft; "Dumps :T on the "galley'' and fills his "pan," ".Lays for phat" : and never gets left. "Sorted" his case and neatly "laid"; And thus the morning paper's" made. Out in the night with a nose for news. The smooth reporter scurries arouud. Gets a "story" he thinks he can use, Ana "works a tip" that he earlier found; . Takes a drink for which "somebody paid," And thus the morning paper's made. ; Over his desk from 8 until 2 P. m. and a. in. linked In one. The city editor wadeth through Copy from each respective "run," Till the hieroglyphics fairly fade. And thus the morning pa; er's made. Right in front of pneumatic tubes, Slashing copy and weighed with cares; Forced to listen to bray of "Reubs." •' The good night editor works and swears, Yet never rattled nor once dismayed; ; And thus the morning paper's made. Under the fierce electric glare : The telegraph editor makelh hum News from Egypt and everywhere, Praying that "M" soon will come. Soothed by hope, by piety stayed ; And thus the morning paper's made. The editorial writer lolls On a silken, arabesque divan. !■ Planning a way for human souls j .To all be saved by syndicate plan. • •• ■ Or lying about the balance of trade; ' ] ', And thus the morning paper's made. Up to the hour of half past ten : The managing editor moils and toils Down at the opera house, and then , | ■ The oyster simmers ana terrapin boils; •• j For comedy-farces will be played— ;■ •:■■..:. j And thus the morning paper's made. ...:'. i . The sporting editor sorts his "stuff;" • : Writes of bowling, billiards, wheels; ! Sullivan's defl, Slaviu's guff, ' Kelly's kicking and Alison's squeals; Fancy shots by Schaefer essayed— And thus the morning paper's made. The fair society '.'editress" comes Fresh from ball, or rout, levee; Grand receptions, kettle drums, ■ Halls resonant with levity. V,;- ; Spices a column with thoughts new laid— And thus the morning paper's made. Down in the press room, oily, dim. Phantom forms are flitting around Giant presses, ponderous, grim. Crushing "plates" with thuudrous sound. Not a moment these presses can be delayed, And thus the morning paper's made. Out ou the street ere comes the sun. i Newsboys hustle, and newsboys cry; Hither, thither, they swiftly run. Saving the work of hours gone by. They are the heroes, valiant, bold — For thus the morning paper's sold. *» * ' It is possible that the Berlin riots can be accounted for by the presence in that city of Mark Twain with his inexhaustible fund of chestnuts. ""• ' •'-'_-■ CITY HALL CHAT. City Treasurer Reis celebrated the forty fourth anniversary of his natal day yesterday. He passed around the cigars as he | received the congratulations of his friends at his office during the afternoon. ; But it cannot help be ing observed that a fortuitous circumstance blessed him with the gratifying privilege of enjoying these events annually. Had he made his advent into this mundane sphere a few hours earlier, yesterday would have been his eleventh . anniversary rather than, his forty-fourth. i ■■■ ' ■ ' .. '£** .. --i Comptroller Ponthan feels like congratu lating himself upon the opposition being waged to his renomination by the Pioneer Press. "That is precisely what I want," he said yesterday. "I court the antagonism of the Republican press, for my own party can not question my Democracy then; and when they resort to flagrant % falsehoods, . it must help me with the people. It is true I audited the bill of the Azotine company, but that was merely in compliance with ' the Bell : charter. ■ Such . bills come to me. for examination. I have only to see that they are in compliance with the con tract,' and report back to the council. ■ That is just what I did . in ■ the : Azotine case. . I.^ found the bills regular and in conformity with the contract held by the company with the city, and Iso reported. The bills passed the committee on claims, and then they were ; hung up because there was no money to the : credit of the fund from which the amount had to te drawn, if at all. : But I never drew : a warrant for the amount, as the records will : prove, and it seems foolish .to charge me : with such an overt act." ". \"-.i AN UNWORTHY SON. ~~T" i No Excuse for Young ßlaine's Con-; duct. Chicago Evening Post. . ' . ' ,-j * , In spite of the carefully worded docu ment issued ,by the secretary,' the fact remains that young Blame has been guilty of unmanly couduct and gross misbehavior toward the woman whom he promised ; at the altar to love and J ; cherish. - 111 even unto the point of death and alone in a New York hotel, he heeded not her pleadings to come to her side. : Such brutishuess admits of no defense, ;•' however able, and . it ;' has earned for the young man .-. the well-de served contempt of all fair-minded peo ple. "■ •". ' ' ':. '■ ; "iVf..: ■'; :.Y-.r ;' ■■: ... '.- ; \ It is but natural that a father should seek to condone the faults of ■ his ': son, but Secretary Blame j must ■ know in his own heart that lie pleads an " unworthy cause. : His publication of -' his . letter to Father Ducey and the suppression of the latter's reply demonstrates that he . is attempting to conceal facts that would be damaging to an already desperate case. There ' can 'be no % excuse for young Blame's disgraceful treatment 1 ? of his unhappy wife.: .•: Not even his father's eloquence can shield him from the pub lic contempt which, his cowardly con duct so richly merits. r: -~ . r-y,-? JOHN LIND'S BOOM. ; An effort is made to start a boom for John Lind for governor. It is done as a counter-irritant to the Nelson . move.— Fergus Falls Journal. ' • There %is no * man In the state that could poll a larger vote than Mr. Lind. His nomination would insure an old ■ time majority for the Republicans. — Heron Lake News. > f John Lind says he is willing to accept the Republican , nomination for gov ernor. So are several others, but they must wait until the state convention offers it, and probably not one of these Barkises will bo selected.— Duluth/ News. . hi Congressman Lind is being spoken of as a probable candidate for governor, but it is understood generally on the inside that he favors Knute Nelson, and not himself.— Northtield News. Congressman. John Lind says that the use of his name as a possible candidate for the governorship is wholly without his approval, and meets with his disap probation. . He says further that he has . concluded to retire from public life, and that there is no reservation whatever in that determination — Press. Hon. .John Lind, Lieut. Gov. Gideon lyes. Attorney General Clapp and Hon. Knute Nelson are the men : who are most prominently mentioned for the Republican nomination for governor, and they are all grand candidates, but the Northwestern part of the state is pretty solid for the "Little Norwegian," should he be an : active candidate. — Norman County Index. ROCKEFELLER'S GIFT. If a man must be a millionaire he cannot atone for it in any better way than Mr. Rockefeller has followed in giving $1,000,000 .to the University of Chicago.— Detroit Free Press. , Jonn D. Rockefeller, . the Standard Oil Croesus, has just given $1,000,000 to the Chicago university as a thank-offer ing tor a return of health. The gift must make the doctors awfully tired.— Piitsburg Post. John D. Rockefeller has given §1,000, --000 in the shape of 1,000 5 per cent bonds to the University of Chicago as a thank offering for returning health. We should say that it is worth it.— New. York Telegram. Good fortune attends the new Uni versity of Chicago. The royal gift of 000,000 made by John D. Rockefeller, who is its founder and benefator, will greatly assist the institution in getting on a plane with the standard universi ties of the world.— Chicago Nows. . Mr. Rockefeller helps the Chicago University; Mr. Carnegie helps the Pittsburg. library; : Mr. -Gould helps the cause of missions; Mr. Stanford helps the California University. AH of these things are good, but under certain con titions, which, perhaps, it is not neces sary to name, they could , have thrived without the charitable and benevolent help of the individuals mentioned.— St. Louis Republic. SE39 .;» One million dollars is quite a sum even to a man who ; has more ; money than some folks have hay. It is so large, in fact, that the person who possesses it can pull through a hard winter and still indulge in a few luxuries. The man who will so down in his pocket and hand over 81,000,000 to an institution is far more rare than thirty days in June. How rare, than, must be the man who .gives s2,ooo,ooo to an institution? Yet , that is what John I). : Rockefeller has pone.. A year or two ago lie endowed the Chicago university with 81,000.000. Within the last week he has added an other million to his first Chicago Mail. ;'■; ■ , i^. f a WINKS FOR WEDNESDAY. >j An assault on a man may be tin pro yoked, but the man himself seldom is. . -jr-Lowell Courier. ,i Many a poor fellow never gets to see the silver lining until lie irets above the :«foud.— Columbus Post. . rr(. .'.'Excuse the. liberty I take," as the • convict remarked when he escaped from s the state prison. — Siftings. is Of course a fellow is pushed for time ■ when an officer hustles him into a peni tentiary.—Binghamton Republican. : t We suppose it is not inappropriate to refer to a banquet in which we are about to participate as gorgeous.—Biugham ton Leader. Jagson says you seldom see real con centration unless you find a man who is reading his own communication in a newspaper.— Elmira Gazette. . RECEPTION BY HEX. New Orleans in Gay : Garb and Joyous Mood. New Orleans, March I.— This city was in holiday attire today. Buildings on all sides displayed the royal colors in honor of the occasion, while many pe destrians wore the colors on their breasts. The number of strangers in the city is especially noticeable and all ap pear : well pleased • with the mardi gras festivities. Tonight many of the principal buildings, newspaper offices, .clubs, etc., are handsomely illuminated. Thousands of loyal subjects tonight at tended the Rex celebration at carnival palace. Robert S. Day was the king of the carnival and Miss Carrie Spellmau the queen. The mystic krewe of co mus, in their street pageant, illustrated scenes from Nippon, the land of the rising sun, the legendary ' history of Japan. .'. ' _^ . A LIBERAL. ORDINANCE. Chicago's Council Hopes to Abate Smoke. . Chicago, March The city council last night granted an ordinance permit ting the Chicago Power Supply and Smoke Abating : company to lay pipes, as a local merchant expresses it, "for almost any purpose" the genius of man may invent. The passage of the .ordinance was interrupted by many protests, in which there . were suggestions of boodleism,but it was tin ally passed by a vote of 46 to 12. The i principal supporter or the ordinance promises that with the advent of the new company, Chicago's smoke prob lem would be solved. The company is ; granted the power to construct and operate works for the manufacture of '? compressed air, and motors and fittings .for the same, and for pneumatic ap pliances within the city. / '. ■**■ . ' CLAIMS AGAINST CHILI. Over Two Millions Asked as Dam ■• ' ages. . . Washington, March I.— The state i department today received a list of the verified claims of all but six of the sail ors of the Baltimore against the Chilian government for injuries alleged to have , been received during the riots at Val -1 paraiso ; last. October.. The list as sent J in does not include the cases of Rigein and Turnbull, who lost their lives, and . whose heirs have already submitted their claims for I damages. . The claims received today ; are thirty-four in num ber, and range from $150,000 ■ down to $30,000. " The total amount asked is 12.065,000. Ready to Speak. Atlanta Constitution. An amusing incident occurred ; in the .; circuit court at I West Point, Miss., last Monday. v A negro boy, being tried : for ; stealing two pairs of 'trousers, and hav ing no lawyer, Judge Campbell asked f him if he desired to speak. He promptly replied •: in k the affirmative and " fired' .•'The Boy Stood on the Burning .: Deck' at the judge and jury. '- ■' '- :■-■ — **. — — '— - 'Rural Free Delivery. .'. , Washixgtox, March I.— A proposed amendment to the postoffice appropri ation 3 ? bill J appropriating 1200,000 to \ en able the postmaster general to test the ; free \ delivery of I mails I in country dis tricts \ was reported favorably from the . committee today by Senator Mitchell. PRATT'S PUNISHMENT .Congressmen Resent an Im putation of Being- Used by a Church. Carlisle Indian School Super intendent Finds His Fi nances Cut. Anti-Silver Men Propose to Fight the Order Favoring Eland's Bill. Early Consideration to Be De feated by Hook or Crook, if Possible. ;■ Washington, March I.— The Catho lic church and the charge that it main tains a lobby at Washington to manip ulate appropriations in behalf of In dian sectarian schools were the subjects of three hours' acrimonious discussion in the house today. The Indian ap propriation bill was the measure under consideration, and the immediate cause ot the religious discussion was the sec tion making appropriation for the Car lisle Indian school. It was stated in the house that Capt. K. H. Pratt, superin tendent of that school, in speaking of the attacks made in the house against the appropriation for the Indian school, had said: '•They were made through the Catho lic church, in paying congressmen to at tack the national schools, because they are T detrimental to their parochial schools, which are given three times the amount by the government that other denominations receive." Congressmen Mansur, of Missouri; Stockdale, of Mississippi, and Pendle* ton. of West Virginia, who were under stood, by implication, to be the con gressmen referred 10, made a lively at tack on Capt. Pratt, and demanded as a penalty for his utterances that the $1,000 appropriation which he annnally re ceives as superintendent of the Car lisle Indian school be stricken from the Indian appropriation bill. The house was powerless to Express Its Displeasure in any more forcible way than this, as Supt. Pratt being an officer in the Unit ed States army his rank and place as captain are beyond the reach and regu lation of congress. The superintendent of the Indian school had many valient defenders in the house, however, and it was more his reiterated declaration by telegram today than the original news paper statement, that finally led the house to adopt the amendment cutting off his salary as superintendent. Several of his congressional friends, who doubt ed whether the superintendent had made ihe statement attributed to him, telegraphed him today to know hisexact declaration. The answer which was wired back, avid subsequently read in the house, was about as bad as the or iginal statement. "My remarks," telegraphed Capt. Pratt, "were that Catholics got more than double as much of Indian school appropriations as all other denomina tions combined; that they maintain a powerful lobby in Washington and manipulate politics to accomplish their purposes. These were the general statements, having no bearing what ever on individual members of congress, much less to Mr. Mansur, in whose gen eral views I concur." This was quite satisfactory to Mr. Mansur, but it was Not Very Consoling to anybody else, and its reading had the effect of causing the house promptly to adopt the proposed amendment. Mr. Byntim, of Indiana, presided in the com mittee of the whole when th« consider ation of the Indian appropriation bill was resumed, and th« attack on Capt. Pratt, lirst begun last night, was revived in a motion of Mr. Mansur to strike out the £1.000 extra annual allowance to Capt. Pratt as superintendent of the Carlisle school. After a long debate the motion to strike out was agreed to, 98 to 37, and the committee rose and reported the bill to the house. The previous question having been ordered, MivPickler, of South Dakota, demanded a separate vote on the amend ment "-providing, that when vacancies shall occur hereafter in Indian agencies they shall be filled by army officers de tailed for the duty by the president. The amendment was adopted; yeas, 142; nays, 54. . Mr. Joseph, of New Mexico, was fort unate enough to secure (notwithstand ing Mr. Holman's opposition) the adop tion of an amendment increasing by almost $5,000 the appropriations for the Indian, school at Santa Fe, N. M. The bill was then passed. To Reduce Tariff!*. Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, from the committee on ways and means, reported the free wool bill, which was referred to the committee on the whole, together with the views ot the minority present ed by Mr. Burrows, of Michigan. Mr. McMillin stated that it had been the intention of the committee to call this bill up for consideration during the latter part of the week, but that owing to the illness of Chairman Springer, he would not call it up until Tuesday next. Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska, and Mr. Tur ner, of Georgia, respectively, from, the same committee, reported bills tor the free entry of binding twine and cotton bagging and ties, which were referred to the committee of the whole,and leave was granted to Mr. Payne, of New York, and Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, to present the views of the minority on those measures. The house tneu ad journed. WILL FIGHT THE ORDER. : Anti-Silver Men Hope, to Defer ' Consideration. Washington, March I.— The New England and New York anti-silver Democrats and some of the more pro nounced opponents of free silver from other states were in frequent confer ences today at the house.canvassing the situation and endeavoring to concert measures by which additional strength might be secured for their side in the coming fight in the house over the sil ver question. As a result of these con ferences it was asserted by several anti silver Democrats that they had suffi cient Democratic votes to defeat the adoption of the report of the rules com mittee giving time tor consideration of the Bland bill, provided the liepubll caus stood by them. ; Mr. Williams, of Massachusetts, who : was asked whether he had any assur ances that the Republicans would stand by them, replied that he had not, and he did not . know what the Republicans would do. Mr. Barter, of Ohio, said: ••We are hoping that we can defeat the resolution to fix a day for consideration of the silver bill, but we make no pre diction that we can do so. If we are de feated in the fight Monday next, we shall use every honorable means at com mand-to prevent its going throush the house, and believe: such means are within our reach." ; It is estimated by the ahti-siiver Dem ocrats : that there . are from twnety to thirty Democrats opposed to considera tion of the silver bill at this time, in ad dition to those who would vote against a free coinage hill if it were up for pass age."' Au inquiry made of a number of Republican members shows ; that ti: us far there lias been no conference among them," nor any agreement for concerted action on the question of consideration of the •• silver ; bill. Several of them, while V opposed •to free coinage, ~; said : that they v were ,' in - favor of giv ing that •. subject,.. as every other subject of general interest and impor tance, consideration in the house. They said they might, if a party conference should decide against them, yield their individual views, but that it would be done with reluctance. If at all. ; Mr. Pierce, Mr. Bland and other sil ver men express undiminished confi dence in their ability to defeat, on a vote, any proposition looking to the shelving or defeat of the free silver bill. Mr. Bartine, of Nevada, who has led the fight among the Republican mem bers for free coinage, says that he does not believe his party will vote against consideration and that he thinks ten or more of the Republicans will be found voting for the passage of the bill. Providexcr, March. I.— an inter view today Senator Aldrich expressed the opinion that a free silver bill will pass both the house and the senate at the present session and be vetoed by the president. He bases his opinion on the report of the house committee on rules, fixing a certain day for the con sideration of the measure, and on his belief that a combination of Democrats, Alliance men and free silver Repub , licans in the senate will give the bill a small majority in that branch. BANKS AND BULLETS. Senate Committees Favorable to ' Certain Bills. Washington, March I.— The senate committee today directed a favorable' report to be made on the house bill for the better control of and to promote the safety of national banks. In substance the bill forbids tho banks to make loans to its officers or servants unless the loan has been approved by the majority of the directors or executive committee, and also forbids banks to allow their officers' accounts to be overdrawn. A new paragraph was added as an amend ment, authorizing banks to enlarge their circulation to the full par value of United States bonds, so that the bill must go back to the house if it passes the senate. The committee or dered adverse reports to be made on four bills introduced by Democratic senators to remove taxation or state bank circulation, and to subject national bank notes and United States treasury notes to state taxation. The senate committee on coast de fenses hau under consideration this morning the bill appropriating £1,0uj, --000 for the establishment of a gun fact ory on the Pacific coast, and decided, by a unanimous vote, to report it favor ably to the senate. The location of the site of the factory is left to a board to be appointed by the president, consist ing of three officers of the army and three of Che navy. Senator Feltou de sired that the bill be so amended as to locate the site definitely at Beniciz, Cal., but his motion to this effect was voted down. LUMBERMEN PROTEST. Mass Meeting in Opposition to Bryan's Bill. Washington', March 1. — Under a call signed by more than 300 represents tives of lumber manufacturers through out the United States, a mass meeting was held iv Washington today for the purpose of protesting against the bill introduced in congress byßepresentative Itrynn, of Nebraska, to put lumber on the free list. The opening of the meet ing was considerably delayed, owing to the non-arrival of the fifteen delegates from the Mississippi valley, who represented between 400 and 500 mills, with a manufacturing capacity of more than a billion feet of lumber an nually. These gentlemen had given notice of their intention to be present, and it was the evident desire of those present, about fifty in number, to await their arrival. It was agreed, however, to organize without the Mississippi dele gation. 11. M. Loud, of Osci'ola, Mich., was unanimously elected chairman, and A. A. Brown, of Cincinnati, was chosen secretary. M.'C. llelyett, of Chicago, and J. Newton Nind, of the Mississippi valley delegation, were elected ad ditional secretaries, and the fol lowing vice presidents appointed: W. B. Dickinson, of Chapm, Ala.; C. AY. Goodyear, of Buffalo, N. V. ; A. C. Best, of Kounceverte, W. Va. ; Edward Brown, of Tacoma, Wash.; Ellas Deem er. of Williamsport, Pa.: L. I). Ilazen, of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; W. A. Willsat, of Golesboro, N. C.; E. M. Ilerrick, of San Francisco, Cal.; W. Weyerhauser, of Rock Island, 111.; and W. C. Goodman, of Chicago. &9G A committee of five members was ap pointed to wait upon the ways and means committee of the house and ask that a hearing be granted them in oppo sition to Representative Bryan's bill. SICK STATESMEN. Congressman Mills and Senator Hoar In Hospital. Washington, March I.—Represen tative Mills, of Texas.has never entirely recovered from the illness from which he was suffering at the time the speak ership campaign was ended, and which was aggravated by the exposure and the exertion he underwent then, and now he is again confined to his house with a swelling of his feet and legs, which, while not painful, id exceedingly an noying. Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, who has been a victim ot a severe affection ot the eyes.is still confined to the house. When he will be able to be out is un certain, but not under two weeks it was said today. Washington, March I.— Mr. Spring er's condition is not improved. He is passing through the crisis of his illness today, and. while no serious results are looked for, his condition is such that his family are somewhat apprehensive. Mr. Springer is suffering from erysipelas in the head, and the disease is now di rectly over his brain. His complaint is aggravated by worry over his congres sional duties. INDIAN EDUCATION. A. Somewhat Novel Proposition by Senator Perkins. Washington, March I.— A bill was introduced today by Senator Perkins to provide for the creation of a board of regents of education for . Indians in Oklahoma and Indian territory. The bill provides for the purchase of lands from the government for the promotion of industrial and academic education of Indiana. The board is to consist of 20 members, 12 to be appointed by the president, not more than 6 to be of any political party, the remainder to be officials of the two territories. The board is to form effective means for the higher education of the Indians and to hold in trust lands ex clusively for their use. It 13 provided that the government shail sell to tho board a million acres, selected from the Cherokee strip for the purpose of pro moting the education of Indiaus at $1.50 per acre. __ ■ Postmasters' Convention. Washington, March I.— The object of the conference of postmasters which Postmaster General Wanamaker has called to meet in Washington, March 9, is to devise practical methods for a gen eral improvement of the postal service, with as 1 much increase of revenue and decrease of expenditures a3 is consistent with good service. Idaho Contest Still On. V.- Washington, March After the transaction of routine business in the senate the Idaho election case was taken up a*ul Mr. Sand Addressed the sen ate in defense of Mr. Claggett's right to the seat. Mr. Morgan made a legal and constitutional argument against the right of Mr. Dubois to occupy a seat in the senate. Without action on the case the senate adjourned. National Brink Circulation. Washington, Marcu The monthly statement of the comptroller shows that the total circulation of national bank notes outstanding March 1 was $172, --510.013, a decrease in circulation since Feb. I of 1598,681, and sine* March 1, 1891, of 11,025, 164. DARING EXPRFSS ROBBERY Further Developments Showing the Object of the Attempt. The robber who made fhe unsuccess ful attempt to rob the express car or; the Hudson Central railway this week has been caught and is free to admit that he did the work and tiiat his objoct was to get the large amount of money' he supposed was iv that car. The queet part of it is that Messrs. Ransom A Mor ton, or this city, had a consignment of Christy hats from London * that hap pened to be in the car, and yesterday they received them through the Amer ican Express company and St. Paul custom house and the cases were broken and marked with bullet holts. While Messrs. It. <fe 11. knew thnt people were anxious to get a new spring Christy hat. they didn't imagine a man would risk his life to do it. The citizens of St. "Paul will have a chance to get the Bnesl hat on earth in the latest sprint stylo without any such risk, it is only nec essary to put up a five-dollar bill and you'll get a hat that is uneqnaled In style and £nish by anything shown iv this couutry. Just arrived Feb. 23d at St. Paul Custom House. Beautiful quality and elegant shapes. No such hats shown elsewhere in the two cities. No "American Agency" ll at can com pare with it. Sole Agents for Minnesota.