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Patrons and friends are Sal?yl"vh^iovidtandsvanth^«lT« of tbe facilities of our Eastern o__eewM» v New York. TODAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Ban* 18,-For Minnesota: Snow- in soutlieri~po«i*»n, fair in northern portion: norlhcrly winds: slightly warmer in extreme northern portion, tor lowa and Wisconsin : Cloudy weather; snow : easterly winds becoming variable. lor South Da kota: Liyht snows; clearing in western portion: northerly winds; warmer ta west ern portion. For North Dakota: orally fair; variable winds; slightly warmer, tor Montana: Generally fair; variable winds; slightly warmer. liESF.HAL OBSIKVATIOX9. United Status Department or .'...nnrn- CRR. W«atoebßcbeao. Washington-. March ltj. C:4S p. m. LacalTime. i p. m. Tali Merid ian Time— Observations taken a. the same moment of time at all stations. ' =r~^ I olqM flfi Place of 2" I « mpe ? r Ho » I Dbservation. 3 o £=- Observation, g 5 £» ' 1 ? ? : g? St. Paul '..Wli -.'•-'•Havre 30.42 10 Dulntn ».».2S 24 (Miles City.. .'3.'.^ 1- La --*....- [Helena 30.32 24 Huron 30.3.» 22 iCal-sary.-;; *|30.W * Pierre.. ..30.34 24'|.Miniieiiosa .|:i*3.4ii b Bloorbesd... 30.421 10 Mcd'eilar... 30.41 6 St. Vincent. 30.46 i Qu* Appelle. p.SS 0 Bismarck . 30.44 12 Sw't Cur'ent p.f.O 4 Ft. Bnford.. p.:*' lOjjVV .unite.,' ..|3->.4G •_» ~ E. C. THOMSON, Observer Weather bureau. And now it is Nebraska thai is hav ing her little Panama. m Tins is "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning." Wish the city were decked with green. — -*«^ • * The Prince of \\ ales has been mar ried thirty years, and still there is no telling when he will be kins. The quarreling board of the agri cultural college of North Dakota had better settle their rumpus at once; it may have a bad influence on the crops up there. _ «*B- The German Liberals have offered to compromise with Capi;iyi by permit ting the annual recruits to number 45, --000: but CATKin sticas to his 00,000. lie proposes to die game. The highwaymen of Chicago liav*%|>e come surfeited with their easy night victories and begun holding up people at the noon hour, just for tlie excite ment. Yesterday noon one man held up and robbed ■ prominent citizen' of (1,200 in the busiest part of the city. -**Ci~- The correspondent of the Chicago Herald says that some of the Republi can senators may move an inquiry as to the right of Senator Roach to sit in that body. It is probable that, just to pre serve the harmonies of the occasion, they will get Senator Quay to move the inquiry. _ Tin: interested railroads showed their usual sagacity in concentrating tlieir forces on the senate in opposition to the bill to lax their land grants. The hon est but timid senators were sufficient, with tho.e whom they own anyway, to defeat the measure. Justice, however, is only delayed, not defeated. 1 The Wymax bill was killed in the house, and the campaign fund of the Republican committee for the next campaign is protected. The prediction of the Globe that such would be its fate is also fulfilled, in the interests of the public, though, the Globe would have preferred to waive the corrobora tion of its foresight -^ HEBE is consolation for the silverites who lament that silver is treated as a mere commodity. The Denver banks offered to exchange 11.000,000 of their gold for a like amount of treasury notes. The offer was accepted. The hitch comes in the discovery that their coins are light weight, and that the govern ment does not take coins by count but by weight. That is to say that gold is treated exactly as is silver— just a mere commodity, worth so much by weight. The "gentleman from Swift" Tears the increase of taxation of his farmer constituents if the capitol bill is en acted. What they will pay is capable of accurate demonstration, His county has 2,851 acres of land, with an av erage value, including structures, of 54.52 an acre am! an aggregate of value of $1,G05,143. The personal property of the county is valued at 1513,966. The city lots and structures are 14 per cent of the land valuation. Assuming that the share of the city personalty is only the same, and it leaves the farmers with 5442,000, which, added to their land valuation, makes $2,047,000, on which they would pay two-tenths of a mill tax annually, or about MOO. It will be but $460 on the total value of his county as returned for 18911 -*•*••*■» PLAIN DKMOOUATB DID IT. The Chicago Herald, which prior to June, ' '.*•_, was decidedly of the opinion that what tlie Democrats of the country wanted was "a good Western man" for their presidential candidate, and which did not take at all kindly to the men tion of Mr. Clevelaxd. now finds some satisfaction in the alleged presi dential order that incumbents under his former administration need not apply. It turns on these unfortunates with acerbity, and says that it is good enough for them for forcing Mr. Cleveland on the party. The Herald, in its desire to give vent to feelings long and wisely suppressed, assumes a fact that it can hardly sub stantiate. If ever there was in this - country a movement which had so little the support of the politicians and office holders: if ever there was one that was more a ground-swell of the rank and file, the common every-day Democrats, the Globe will be glad to have it pointed out. This was true of Minne sota. Among its eighteen delegates not one had held office under Mr. Cleve ' land. Tho county conventions which chose the state delegates were unani mous in their declarations for Mr. i Cleveland. It was the vox populi. lf the Herald disapproves of' the presi dent's decision. It lias the right to criti cise it, but it is its duty to do so fairly and openly, and not over the backs ot former incumbents of places. VETOED BY THE -MAYOR. Mayor Vf right has vetoed the resolu tion of the common council appropriat ing §500 out of the health department fund for the trip of a joint committee to Milwaukee and Toronto toVxanilne the disinfecting plants of those cities. The grounds of the veto are withheld until the communication is opened' in the Tuesday evening meeting of the board of aldermiMi. lf lie takes the ground that the money should com*' out of the general fund, since the health depart ment appropriation is too small to stand any extra draft upon it.it is a difference which should be lixed up between hnn and the common -council, lf he places the veto upon the ground of economy, it would seem to be, to draw it mildly, most short-sighted. * s,'_7. The records of the health department show that during the past five years there were 573 deaths from -diphtheria and 130 from scarlet fever. During the five years there have been five out breaks of small-pox, and only one death. The health commissioner gives it as his opinion that had the same precautions been taken in the cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever that were with the small-pox, a large majority, at least, of the lives would have been saved. With this unquestioned pres entation staring us in the face, it seems like inhumanity to let the question of economy stand in the way. Human life is too dear to be placed in the bal ance against dollars and cents. However, the grounds of the veto may be a mere difference of opinion as to where the money should come from, or the mayor may believe that the same end can be reached by a cheaper means. 11 a disinfecting plant must be had in order to stay the terrible ravages of diphtheria and scarlet* fever, we must have one. let the necessary expense be what it may: and we should have the most effective one known. THE CAPIIOL. AM) TAXES. The burden of the song of most of the members who took part in the debate on the new capitol bill was that their people objected to any increase of taxa tion. These members represented in the main districts chiefly agricultural: the members from districts having the larger cities with about the same una nimity supporting the bili. For the benefit of the former class of objectors, let us see where this two tenths of a mill of added taxation will fall. As it will be extended over a se ries of ten years at least, and as the rate of progress for the next ten will approximate the rate for the past ten, we give from the state auditor's reports some Interesting figures, which will re pay a careful study in connection with the bill. j Inc. 1880. 1800. . Per (Cent Value rani estate $203,448,781 $497,155. 293 146.0 Val. personal est. 54.581.306] IDS, 09,434 103.0 Population .... 780,773 1.3*11,8-6 I 66.8 Value city lots. . . 61..;r*.>.**.- 284.657,214 343.0 Value acre lands. 133.802.H3.jl -'li.'.ni. ,:"i4l 52.0 City lots, 57 per cent of realty values. Acre lauds, 43 per cent oi realty values. Should the acre lands of the state only maintain their rate of increase, their valuation in 1900 will be about $339,009, --000. Should the advance in the valua tion of city lots for the same time be re duced a third, say to 200 per cent, their valuation would be about 1030,000,000. They would pay 75 per cent of the tax then, as against the 57 per cent they now pay. This calculation excludes personal property valuations, because there is no separation in the tables between that kind of property in cities and country. It is safe to say that the cities furnish over CO per cent of the personal prop erty values to the assessors. It appears, then, that the cities in creasingly pay the larger share of the taxes: the country's share is propor tionately diminishing. Should not the willingness of those who pay far the larger part have some weight— be de ferred to;' ' WOMAN SUFFRAGE. The arguments of some of the gentle men who opposed the bill to give to women the suffrage the men now monopolize disregard entirely the movements of social forces. They reso lutely shut their eyes to what has taken place in the relations of men and women within the iast thirty years. They as sume a status which has radically changed and is steadily changing. It is peculiarly the province of a legis lator to study these movements, to dis criminate between those which are merely fadsand those which are really progressive movements and to aid in wisely directing the latter. He should do this because he cannot impede or stop them; they are as resistless as the tides: and, since the days of King Km no monarch.even, has ever tried to stop them. It is hardly a generation ago since woman had no civil rights. She and hers were her husband's. Her prop erty, her earnings were his. Now. we believe, but one state in the Union — Louisiana denies her equal property rights with her husband. She has in vaded the colleges and compelled recognition on equal terms. Sim has entered the professions, and contends with men in the law and medicine, den tistry and the ministry. There is hardly a vocation in which men gain a liveli hood that woman is not also there. They manage great property interests: one woman is president of a success fully managed railroad. The senator from Olmsted, who opposed the bill on social, moral, ethical, physical and po litical grounds, should not forget that" the women of Wyoming made that state Democratic, and aided in sending a Democratic senator to help us in Washington. We beg leave to remind the Kepubiican senators who opposed the bill that it is one of the acts their party pride* itself on that it save the suffrage to a million negroes. Are our women less worthy of ii. It is well to go slowly. Conservatism has its good uses in this world: it makes the foundations to ba more firmly built; the fabric more enduring. Its office is that of a governor to modify the rate of progress, not that of a brake to stop it. Against all obstacles, the prejudice and ridicule of men; against the inherent timidity of her own sex, this invasion of woman as an economic force in the world has gone steadily forward. She has thereby demonstrated her strength and her fitness. It is only a question of time, and that not a long one, when she will share the. elective franchise with men. CONFIDENCE IN THE NEW. Secretary Carlisle found $1, 250,000 of free gold in the treasury. Almost from the day he took hold gold began coming in from Western bankers, and now he lias over $5,000,000 of free g01d... This is not only a happy situation for the country, but an outcome most grati fying to the Democratic party. During the campaign the Republican party charged that the financial policy of the Democrats would bring ruin to iho • THE SAINT PAUL BAILS' GLOBE: .FRIDAY MORNING. MAKGH, 17, .;JBD3. country: and after the election of Cleve land the prediction was freely msde by the Kepubiican press ihat the people would lack confidence In the new ad ministration and a financial crisis fal low. During Foster's last days In the treasury there was such a constant drain upon the free gold that the secre tary seemed almost to have lost his head, lie was clearly at loss to know what to do. It there was any want ot confidence In tho new administration, there was never a more favorable opportunity for a development into a panic than when Mr. Carlisle stepped in. But the mat ter turned just the other way. There is another gratifying l.ature to this. The Western bankers have had ail opportunity to show that the nation is no longer at the mercy of Wall street, and they have improved it royally. The power of- Wall street is broken, let us hope, forever. It can never again thrust upon the nation a "Mack Friday." The Western bankers have reached the front, and are able to stand between the nation and harm from New York. It is a grand victory for the West, and a glory for the nation. _.* WHERE THE CAT WILD JUMP, Six additional judges at $4,000 each a year is a feature of the appellate courts bill. Fifth wheels are proverbially use less, and the judicial fifth wheels are not only useless, but deucedly ex pensive. But right there is where the cat will jump. The bill will be discussed gravely, and as soberly as If it ware a real, bona-lide affair. The old, sad tale of overworked justices growing pale over the midnight incandescent lamps will be related with all changes. Then some economist will rise to protest in the name of his tax-ridden constituents against the expense, just as some of them are doing about the capitol bill. Then some lamblike member, who wouldn't be suspected of sucking eggs, will blandly suggest that the right way to do it will be to put two more justices on the supreme bench. Six judges ot *?4,0t0 will be 134,000, while two more justices will be only 110,030, thus saving $14,000 a year fro d the tax-ridden afore said. Besides, if there is too much work for five men, the simplest way possible would be to give them two more men to help them out. There will be such profound wisdom In this, and the economy will be so apparent, that ad will wonder why the learned author of the bill didn't think of it in the first instance. -; Having reached this point, some one will move an amendment or substitute to the bill, providing for two more jus tices. The demure author will accept it, with the qualification made by him or some one in tlie game, to leave their ap pointments with his excellency This is where the mouse appears, and right here just watch for the cat to jump. "fix the discussion over the bill to put surveyors of logs on a salary of $5,000 a year, instead of a fee system yielding from $18,000 to $25,000 a year, it was sin gular that it did not occur to some one to inquire of what utility the office is, any way? Why was it created? In whoso interests? What benefit is it to the pub lie'.' The Globe is of the opinion that, if the answers to these questions were frankly made, no good reason for the existence of the office would appear. It is only a bit of paternalism, born of the theory that the state must regulate everything and everybody. TnE long-promised meeting at Pitts burg to found a new political party con vened yesterday. It was a heteroge neous collection of less than 100. hailing from different parts of the country. There were present superannuated preachers, secularists, "roots and yards" doctors, fiat money cranks, and representatives of tha various political erankisms which have furnished amuse ment for the intelligent masses in the years gone by. Chicago should capture the aggregation for the world's fair. REPUDIATED BY ENGINEERS. They Refuse a Compromise With the Ann Arbor. Toledo, 0., March 10. — President Ashley, of the Ann Arbor railroad, and State Railway Commissioner Kirby, act ing on behalf of the brotherhood of en gineers, came to an agreement as to the points in dispute between the company and the strikers, but the announcement was made from Chief Arthur and the committee that the brotherhood will not accept the agree ment as it stands. All negotiations for a compromise have been declared off, and it is apparently war to the knife now between the brotherhood and the co.n pany. The strikers have shown a re markable change of tront in their atti tude toward Commissioner Kirkby. Alter agreeing to stand by him in what ever settlement he made with the com pany, they turn round now and charge him with having •'betrayed their cause." They allege that he neglected one ot the most important considerations of the attempted com promise, namely, that all the men should be taken pack to work without prejudice. Chief Arthur made the statement this evening that the en gineers on the other roads connecting with the Ann Arbor will iefuse to take any freight from that line, and that if one or any of them is discharged lor that purpose a general strike will resuit. President Ashley says that his company will have much freight to move tomorrow morning, so that the prospective trouble is likely to com mence at that time. o UNIONISTS IN EARNEST. Organization of a league to Op pose Home Rule. London, March 16.— A Unionist man ifesto has been issued over the signature of the Duke of Abereorne, the Marquis of Londonderry, the Earl of Erne, Lord Arthur Hill, Col. Saunderson, the may ors of Belfast and Londonderry and others. The manifesto announces the formation of au Lister defense league, not merely to continue the struggle for union, but to prepare to meet any contingency. The signatures call upon Unionists to qualify at once as members of the league. The two necessary qualifications of every successful applicant for admission are that lie be a full grown man and pledge himself to be faithful to the cause of union. Those enrolled as members will send delegates to Belfast to form a cen tral assembly of GOO members, who will elect a governing council of 60. The last words of tho manifesto are: "Be patient; enroll: combine." Bismarck in a New Role. Berlin, March Iti. — Prince Bismarck, in an inspired article in the Hamburger Nachiicliten. defends the speech of the premier of Auhalt made last Monday, protesting against the financial burdens caused by excessive government, etc., and against court strictures. Bismarck poses as the champion of federal inde pendence and declares . that the title German emperor confers no right of suzerainty over the federal allies of the king of Prussia. Bismarck will make another political tour in Southern Ger many this summer. Sir John Abbott, ex-premier of the dominion and one of the best known public men in Canada, now traveling in Europe for his health, has been given up by his physicians and is returning to die. ' ■:.■■■ - - FROM THE STATE PRESS. The Valley Herald of Chaska, In speaking of Senator Ulader's'plau for a"! state capitol in Kandiyohi county, says: This all looks nice enough on paper, but we rather think Minnesota would have to wait another fifty. r years or more, before she would secure a lie w" state building in that maimer. Tlie Freeborn County Standard says; Whether he is entitled to it or not, every senator that votes against the Markham bill to tax railroad lauds will have boodle forever branded in boldiist letters the length of his back. It is cur rently reported that the going price is $1,500. \WM I Tho Waterloo Advance remarks: The Minnesota legislature has passed a memorial to congress urging and iav oring the election of United states sen ators by the direct vote of the people; a consummation to be devoutly wished lor. The Dodge County. Record has the following to say about a new capitol : I . This state certainly needs a new cap itol building. The present one if placed at Dodge -Center would make* a very good court house for Dodge county, but is not adequate to the needs of the great state of Minnesota, lf the wotk com mences now it will be live years before tbe building could be finished, and the tax would be a very light one. - EDITORS FOR OFFICE. Mr. Cleveland denies having said that he would not appoint editors to office, so they are in the swim again, barring those who served during his first term. —Indianapolis Journal. The fact that he has chosen two news paper men as members of his cabinet, and that they have accepted the places, does not affect the situation. Editors, like other good citizens, eau accept office when it is tor the benefit of the country, and 111. Cleveland has shown that he will not hesitate to make an ex ception to the rule in such a case.—Bos ton Post. ; *CV; : The introduction of a little civil serv ice reform in the press will do no harm. We are trying, to relieve government officials from the suspicion of wearing a collar with a leash to it. What editor will object to being free from the sus picion that his profession i-.ud principles have been dictated to hnn by the men who parcel out the offices?— Terre Haute Express. The assertion, it appears, was an er roneous inference which arose from a remark made by the postmaster general that he would not give fourth-class post masterships to persons who coulu not give their undivided attention to their duties. The explanation sets the presi dent aright. As to the editors, there are few among the guild, worthy of their calling, who would care to exchange its honors and its opportunities for the brief splendors of any court in Christen dom.—Philadelphia Kecord. President Cleveland never said or in tended to say that newspaper editors should receive no official recognition at his hands. The newspaper editor is the fulcrum agitator of the times for good or for evil, and is either big enough or too big for any office. Mr, Cleveland knows this, for it was an honest press which promulgated the principles he advocated and carried to success the great campaign of education of which lie was the foremost light.— Nashville American. -mm- DEAD IN A THICKET; j Mysterious Disappearance of a Milwaukee Lady and Her Lover Cleared Up. Discovery of Their Bodies, .With Bullet Holes Through , , ?y Their Heads. Pass Christian, Miss., March 16.— A most startling discovery was made here today of the 'bodies of Miss Alma Nunnemacher, daughter of. Herman Nunnemacher, a prominent merchant of Milwaukee, and William B. Miller, also of Milwaukee, both of whom had been shot through the head. Miss Nunnemacher had been spending the winter here with her parents and last week Mr. Miller, to whom she was engaged, arrived here. Her parents opposed the match, and Friday, after luncheon, she left the house, and as night came on and she did not return, and Mr. Miller had also disappeared, it was supposed they had gone off to be married. Sunday the parents left, hoping to find their daugh ter in New Orleans. This afternoon a young boy found the bodies in a pine thicket on the north side of the railroad, about 200 yards from the depot. Prom the position iv which they were lying the supposition is that the young man must have first shot his com panion through the left temple and then shot himself behind tho left ear. and death In both instances must have been instantaneous. The affair was evidently premeditated, as Mr. Miller had borrowed the pistol from one of the citizens that morning. The deadly weapon was found by his side, where it bad fallen after he had fired the fatal shots. The news has been tel egraphed to Miss N uunemacher's father, who is now In Hot Springs^ Ark. 717.7-7. «_, — SNOW IN KANSAS. An Incipient Blizzard Raging in the Sunflower State. Kansas City, March 10.— A heavy snow storm began operations here about eO o'clock this morning, and at noon the snow is still falling. The indications are excellent for a continuance of the storm and its development into a full fledged blizzard. Dispatches from Kan sas show that tne storm is general over all that state. The storm has brought a cold wave accompaniment, this time from the east, aud in some localities the wind is drifting the snow badly. * • J hi Makshalltowx, lo., March 16.— Five snow has been falling for several hours, with the wind northeast, and indica tions point to one of the worst storms of the season. a Kingston, N. V., March 16.—Super visor Jones.of the town of Hardenburgh, Ulster county, was in town today, and says the snow in the woods in that town is from six to eight feet deep. Resi dents who are compelled to go out of doors go about ou snowshoes, and many voters went in that way to town meet ing last week. There has been -no church or Sunday school in that town in several months, ln places the snow drifts are as high as the barns. *f * Tired ol Samoa. San Fraxcisco, March 16. — The steamer Alameda brought ex-Gov. F. J. Ormsbie, of Vermont, United States land commissioner to Samoa. He says that 1,879 out of 3,708 land claims were considered and passed upon by the English and German commissioners with himself. He has already sent in his resignation, as he says his private affairs suffered during his absence. '*»^ . Stocks Go Up on Caprivi's Defeat. Berlin, March 16. — The . light in which the financial world regards the army bill was strikingly shown yester day when it was rumored on the bourse that the kaiser had ordered the bill to be withdrawn. The speculative stocks immediately lumped up 2 per cent. The inspired Nora : Deutsche Zeitung asks bitterly how much percentage would the bourse lose if the German army was ever defeated. DELAYED WORK. Too Many Democrats Around to Allow the President to Move. Good Offices to Be Filled in a J Few Days in Mm, , nesota. , A Collector of the Port of St. Paul to Be Named First. Senator Gorman's Shrewd Move — Gossip of New ■ York Contest. —■ - Special to the Globe. Washixotox, March 10.-— There are many thousands of good Democrats in all parts of the Union who are now able to advise their friends In the future ns to the folly of rushing on to Washing ton in advance of a change of the ad ministration with the expectation of re turning home with commissions in their pockets immediately after the fourth of March. The Democrats of Minnesota, wiser than their brothers in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and nearly all the ex treme Southern states, made no wild rush, and so are a good many dollars ahead, and they will tret their share of lbe* official plums in time, perhaps earlier than the men who were in such haste about the matter. Although it has been nearly two weeks since the government was handed over to President Cleveland and the Democracy, the new administration has just commenced the work of preparing for the work ahead. Every day since the change has been consumed by call ers, not all of whom desired offices by any means; but it takes just as long for the president to shake hands with an admirer who merely wants to see him as it does to grasp the hand of an office seeker. Had it not been for the time taken up in these receptions several thousand more good Democrats would now be in working harness. The ad ministration can do little in any way outside of routine business until the assistant secretaries and bureau offices are filled, and Ibis work has been de layed by the visitors who have insisted upon seeing the president and his ad visers. Will .t|«» more Kapldly. Within a few days many of the lead ing places in the departments will be tilled, ana then the work of fixing u|) matters throughout the country will be taken up. By reason of the good judg ment of the Minnesota Democrats there is reason to believe that their requests will receive prompt consideration, and a number of positions will bo disposed of very shortly. One of the most* im portant of these is the office of collector of the port of St. Paul. The present incumbent. Col. C. G. Edwards, was ap pointed in March, ISS9, and his term will expire March 28 next. The salary iis $2,500 per year, and there are several .fairly good deputyships. In point of salary, the office of collec tor of internal revenue for the district of Minnesota is probably the best position . in the gift of the administration in the state. The salary is $4,500 per year, and there are a number of deputies and clerks at fair salaries. Ex-Senator Mar cus Johnson, the present col lector," was appointed Jan. 27, 1890, but did not take the office until March 'J following. This office Is held at ihe Pleasure ortlie President, and there is no fixed tenure for which a man Is commissioned. The custom has been, however, to consider a term as four years, and, while Mr. Johnson may not be allowed to hold until March 0, 1804— a year hence— he will not be re moved for some time. Charles F. Johnson,, the collector a the port of Duluth, was appointed Jan. 19, 1890, and has nearly a year to serve, although a change may be made earlier. There are a half dozen deputyships and clerical positions at the disposal of the man who gets this office and there is already some pressure for it. lt is hardly likely that there will be any change until the expiration of Mr. John son's term. Among the first postoffices of importance that will pass into the hands of Democrats are those at Lake City and Rochester, one by the fact of. the expiration ot the term ot the present incumbent and the other by reason of the fact that he will be removed as the Democrat who held before him was. This rule will be very strictly carried out by the administration, and in every such case an early appointment may be expected in case the Democrats agree upon a man to receive the appointment. Peace In New York. It Is very amusing to watch the en deavors of the Republican organ, to create the impression that there is a desperate factional fight on between the president and the two senators from New York. The lengthy call made by Senator Hill at the White house last week was a severe blow to this occupa tion, and the two calls made by Senator Murphy since have almost brought it to an end. When "Smiling Bob" Maxwell was appointed fourth assistant postmas ter general the report went out that it was to be taken as a declaration of war by Mr. Cleveland, but to the surprise of all, both Senator Murphy and Senator Hill smilingly announced that they were satisfied, and Mr. Maxwell de clared that in the disposition of the 1,344 fourth-class postoffices in the Empire state, lie proposed to do all in his power to harmonize things in the New York Democracy. It is becoming evident that a few more sounding whacks like these will end the stories to the effect that the Democracy of the largest state in the Union is to be rent asunder by quarrels oetween the leaders. Mr. Maxwell was a strong Cleveland man in the fit-lit of a year ago, but he is a good "Democrat, and the New York senators have nothing to say against bis appoint ment. '.■,'..••" Gorman's Shrewd Move. *.; There is a manifest disposition among some of the Democratic senators to ob ject to the leadership of Senator Gor man, but it will not amount to very much. The Maryland senator executed .one of the cleverest political moves in recent years when he placed the three Populist senators on good committees and gays them the same consideration that Democrats having served the same length of time received. As a* leader of the majority in the senate thus far he has been a pronounced success and his course will be indorsed by his colleagues and by the' Democrats of the country. In the reorganization of the senate, the dividing line has been made the tariff, and there are now but two parties, tho high tariff, which takes In the Republicans, and the tariff re ductionists, under whose broad banner no less than forty-eight out of the eighty eight members of the senate are en rolled. Surely this is a stroke of leader ship on the part of Senator Gorman that will win him friends everywhere. Kyle Comes to the Front. In the reorganized senate South Da kota's young member, who went West a minister and came back in a few years as a member or the United States sen ate, will preside over the deliberations of the committee on education and labor, one of the most important com mittees of the senate, and one as the head of which he will be able todo much toward securing the adoption of the principles and policies, the advocacy of which lauded him in the highest legis lative body in the world. : He is, by the way. oue of the most' clear-headed and able of the younger members of the senate, and a man of whom all South Dakotans, whether they aeree with him in politics or not, may feel proud. The fact that ho . was given this important committee by the Democratic caucus shows, the estimation in which he is * held by the veteran Democratic senators who have had the opportunity of watch ing his course. NEW NAVY GLORIFIED. Ex-Secretary Tracy's Return to Private Lift) Celebrated by a Banquet. Both tho Old and Now Heads of the Navy Department Make , Speeches. New York, March 10.— Ex-Secretary Tracy's return to private life was for mally celebrated by the Hamilton club, of Brooklyn,. tonight by a banquet. By a happy coincidence the new secretary of the navy, Hilary A. Herbert, was en abled to be present, and the ban quet in Mr. ■Tracy's honor incident ally became a glorification of the new navy, and gave the club, which is not a political organization, a chance to express its appreciation of both the outgoing and incoming administrations. Ex-Secretary Tracy, iv response to the cheers which greeted his name, in part said: "That marked progress has been made in the reconstruction of the navy during the last administration is, 1 believe, ad mitted by all. 1 shall not on this occa sion enter into the details of that prog ress. In my first annual report, In De cember, 1839, I' stated that when all the ships that had been authorized up to that time should have been com pleted,'the United States would still rank as the twelfth naval power, and that we were absolutely at the mercy Of states having less than one-third of our population, one-thirteenth of our wealth, and one-hundredth of our area. But such is not the condition of the United States today." When the ships now in course of construction are completed, we will rank as the fifth naval power, surpassed only by England, France, Russia and Italy. we shall have passed both Spain and Germany, and can once more take rank among the naval powers of the world. I am aware that this is the first public announce ment of our superiority to Germany.but the statement is made not unadvisedly, but after a careful comparison of the two navies, ship by ship. From such comparison it appears that with the ships which constitute the lighting force of the two governments the United States can throw in any one di rection at a single discharge, 31,000 pounds of metal against 2*5,000 pounds by Germany, In speed and efficiency our cruisers far surpass those of the German navy. "For fifty years the management of the navy yards has been a scandal and disgrace to the country. They are filled with men employed without reference to their fitness for the work they set to do. Worthless men, having political influence, would be retained, while ef ficient, without it, would be discharged. Sept. 1, 1891, the connection heretofore existing between the navy yards and politics was severed, and" since then employment has depended entirely upon the needs of the service and the skill and efficiency of the person to be employed. Tailors are no longer employed as riveters upon iron ships, nor are shoemakers set to build steam engines. Any man can now go into a navy yard and offer his services, and, if he is needed, lie will be subjected to a trial, and if found skill ful will be retained, and if he is not he will be discharged. His retention or discharge depends entirely upon his personal fitness and not at all upou his political opinions." Secretary of the Navy Herbert fol lowed, and, after complimenting his predecessor on his administration, said: ~ .:* * "It is perhaps not the time for me to map out a programme, but one thing 1 can say, no personal ambition shall tempt me to make changes for the sake of change. In relation to what has been said concerning the employment of those characterized by fitness only, I can only say that I shall adhere to that rule. I have as yet had no chance for anything more than a cursory examination of their operation, but 1 approve of the spirit and purpose ' of these orders and expect to carry them out. Expressing my own opin ion, 1 think we ought- to carry on our programme of providing for at each session of congress one or more new vessels for the navy so as to kaep up a regular, methodical increase —not with a view to forming such navies as those of France and England —we do not need such expensive organizations— but we do need a navy first-class iv all its appointments." A THEATER IN ASHES. Disastrous Fires at Toledo, 0., and Oswego, N. Y. Toledo, 0., March 17.— At 1 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the Wheeler opera house, and at this hour (1:30 a. in.) the building is one mass of flames. The whole fire department has been called out. The building is a four-story one, situated on the corner of Monroe and St. Clair streets, and is owned by the Wheeler estate, lt was occupied last evening by the "Tuxedo" company. The loss will be at least $100,000. fully covered by in surance. Oswego, N. V., March 10.— A fire is raging in the four-story block in West First street. between Bridge and Cayuga streets. The Jones block and the Klock block are also burning. The Western Union telegraph office occupied the Jones block. A stiff northeast wind with light snow is blowing. It looks as if the fire will be a serious one. no FOX GOL.l> ALONE. An Authoritative Announcement by England's Government. • Loxdox. March 16.— 1n the house of commons this evening, Sir William Houldsworth, Conservative, for North west Manchester, and British delegate at the Brussels monetary conference, criticised the conduct of the British delegates at the conference, and asked what would be the attitude of the gov ernment should the proceedings in Brussels be resumed. Sir William Har court, chancellor of the exchequer, re plied that the delegates would be in structed to oppose every bi-metallistic scheme proposed by the conference. Baby" Upset the Lamp. CnARLOTTE, X. C, March 16.— 0. F. Dixon, of this city, has received word of the fatal burning of the wife ana two children of his son, Thomas Dixon, at "Futherfordton, N. C, last night. While Mrs. Dixon was sitting by a ta ble her youngest child accidentally pulled the table cover off, pulling off the lamp, which exploded, and threw burn ing oil over the mother and children. The house and contents were burned. _m ££_, Tremendous Rainfall. Sax Fbaxcisco, March 10.— The Aus tralian papers which arrived on the v steamer Alameda today print graphic details of the great floods at Brisbane and its suburbs last February. In the city of Brisbane and its suburbs the damage done by the floods is estimated at $15,000,000. There was a fall of sixty seven inches of rain in three days. Honey for Sale ! World's Fair Coins At the Globe Office. BY AID OF THE BOOT. Frisco Police Using: New Meth ods to Suppress the High binders. All Known to Belong* to the Gang Soundly Kicked and Clubbed. ■ •* ' -i©,-'. These Murderous Fellows Are Rapidly Losing Their Old- Time Prestige. They Are Becoming Meek Under This Method of Punishment. San Filvncisco, March 10.— Never since the Chinese tirst came to the Pa cific coast have the San Francisco po lice been so energetic in their efforts to suppress highbinders and their methods as now. This action was brought about by the fact that within the last ten days during one of the periodical wars be tween the highbinder societies three Chinese have been shot and killed on the streets of Chinatown and one fatally wounded. The highbinder societies are composed of the disreputable and criminal Chinese who band together and levy blackmail on their more respectable countrymen. One of the chief sources of their income is the earnings of the female slaves. The ability of the highbinder to levy blackmail depends upon his reputation for bravery, so they do not murder in secret, hut do their work openly on the streets In a theatrical manner. If they are caught and punished - by the law, they are regarded as martyrs, lf they escape, as they generally do, They Are Heroes. The present highbinder war was caused by one society encroaching on another's preserves— accordingly one of the poachers was shot as a warning to the others. He was not Killed, but was so seriously wounded that his society had to have a life from the other side. According to highbinder ethics, when a member of a society is killed his death must be avenged by the killing of some one else; it does not matter who, as leng as ho 'is connected with the so ciety that started the light. The Society of Toug, whose man had been wounded, therefore killed one of their rivals, and thought they had avenged matters, but the other side thought differently. They had merely wounded a man, while one of their members had been killed, so they killed one of their opponents, and the latter retaliated in kind. There was a fair prospect that both the societies would become exterminated, but the danger to the innocent people in Chinatown from flying bullets became so great that the police took a hand and are now Having Tlieir Innings. One of the highbinders was caught red-handed after committing the last murder, and nine others who have been arrested on suspicion have been in dicted by the grand jury for murder. Usually it is extremely difficult to con vict a Chinese of crime unless he is caught in the act, or the crime is wit nessed by the whites. Chinese witnesses are afraid to testily, and friends ot the accused have no scruples about commit ting perjury in his behalf. This time the police Have adopted new tactics. They realize that if the highbinder is pulled down from his pedestal as a bad man in the eyes of his coun trymen, his power for exacting tribute will . be gone. Accordingly the police have been constantly raiding Chinatown for the past few days, and every known highbinder, and those whose looks, proclaim them such, is searched for arms; and if none are found, they are kicked and cuffed and clubbed until they disappear frm sight. Their meeting places are invaded, their idols and decorations destroyed, and everything known to Inventive police is done to humiliate them. As A Result of This Policy the Chinese laborers and - merchants, who at lirst looked with horror at the police daring to treat the warriors in such a manner, now hoot and jeer the discomfited highbinder as he is pro pelled from tne vigorous toe of the policeman. * The consul general has united with the chief of police in his efforts to crush the highbinders. The Chinese consul general is much In favor of the Chinese method in dealing with these wretches. In China the highbinder is decapitated when caught, and if he es capes and refuses to surrender, a few of his nearest relatives !»>ave their heads cut off. The consul general is so much in earnest about the recent killing that he is about to recom mend to his government that the rela tives in China of all known San Fran cisco highbinders be treated in the maimer above stated. All proclama tions in Chinatown, unless they bear the consul's stamp, are to be taken down, and thus oue highbinder method of terrorizing will be cutoff. Many Chinese thugs have been arrested as vagrants, and the police courts will not accept a Chinese bondsman unless the bonds are approved by the consul general. The highbinders are now very meek, and the police intend to keep them so by maintaining a constant espionage on the Chinese quarter, keep ing it cleared of the highbinder element. JOHNSON'S HARD LUCK. Ho Is Robbed and Thrown Prom a Train. PITTSBURG, March 10. — Andrew Johnson, a Swede, who started from Chicago with his family on Tuesday, in tending to return to his old home, had through tickets to New York and 81,500 in money. Shortly after the train left Massllon, 0., he was missed, and today be was found wandering near Massilon", O. lie was in a dazed condition and badly injured. After coming to him self de said that he was robbed by two men on the train as he was passing with them from one car to another and thrown from the platform. The rob bers took all but I*l4 of the money Johnson had when he left Chicago. Hi's family is stranded in this city and Is be ing cared for by the Pennsylvania rail road officials. His fourteen-year-old daughter says that her father was talking to four men and that he came to her and said the men wanted him to play cards. He told her he did not like their looks and said he was afraid they might take his ticket from him. His money, he said, was safe. After giving her the tickets ho went into the smoking car and the men soon followed him. The authorities are included to believe that the strangers were gamblers who. had become ac quainted in Chicago with the fact that Johnson was possessed of a large sum of money, as he had upward of $1,500 with him, and he probably displayed it when purchasing his tickets.: SHOT JUSr IN TIME. Desperate Straggle of a Sick Man With a Lunatic. r : ,c-;i.v De Soto, Mo., March lb.— A; A. Car neau, of this place, had a desperate en counter with a crazy* man named .Row den this morning at. his home.; The man, employed by Carnean, has for several days shown symptoms of insan ity. Carneau has for several months been confined to his bed dangerously ill. This morning Rowdeti entered Carneau's room, and demanded some money, which he was refused, and told to leave the room. He did so, but re turned in a few minutes with a large butcher knife. exclaiming: "1 am go ing to do you up." Carneau got his re volver from under his pillow, and fired one shot at Kowden. This only excited him, and with a yell he caught Carneau and dragged him out ot bed. and was in * the act of plunging his knife into his heart, when Carneau exerted all the strength he had left, and shot Rowden through the heart.killing him instantly. DIED IN EACH OTHER'S ARMS, Double Suicide of Ex- Hawkeye** in Tennessee. :(_ r-.-y Milan, Term., March 10. — In a lonely cabin near Real Foot lake, in Lake county, there was discovered the bodies of a man and woman clasped in 'each other's arms, asleep in death. An empty revolver lying between them told the tale. The bodies were those of Abner Carter and his wife, lately from lowa. Some weeks ago the people bad a mis understanding. Last Saturday their in fant died, and they became despondent, and ended their troubles in death. A note lying by the bedside said: "Neighbors, we are going home, never to return. We were miserable in life, but will be happy in death. Fare well. Abnek and Jknnik Carter." .Schneider's Last Hope. Washington, March 16.— dent Cleveland tonight positively refused to interfere with the decision of the courts in the case of Iloward J. Schneider, and \ the murderer will be hanged tomorrow. The president was tonitrht visited by Rev. Carson, pastor of the church of the* Reformation, who presented an appeal, based on the grounds of Schneider's alleged insanity, asking for a respite. The president has devoted much lime to a consideration of all facts in the case and his decision is final. Held Up in a City Hall. Chicago. March IC— ll. G. Fox, col lector for the Fiist National bank, was held up and robbed of *?I,2>*') on one of the stairways of the city hail today. He was descending the dark stairway to the main floor of the building, when at the turn of the staircase some man whom he had not seen threw his arms about his neck and choaked him almost to insensibility. The man then grabbed the two packages of money and es caped. Charged With Arson. Chicago, March 10.— The coroner's jury which has been investigating the tire of Wednesday morning, in which -three people lost their lives, returned a verdict tonight, charging Stephen J. Carter, the owner of the plant of the Garden City Molding company, with arson. Carter is now In the hospital suffering with a broken leg and internal injuries*! Clay Caught. New York, March 10.— Samuel Clay, the young man who, on Sept. 27, 1808, stole nearly $0,000 from Bookmaker John Shannon at the Sturtevant house, and who was arrested recently in Knox ville, Term., was brought to this city last night by Detective Sergeant Arm strong, and is locked up at police head quarters. Harris Refused a New Trial. New Tobk, March 16.— Recorder Smyth has refused to grant a new trial in the case of Cariyle Harris, who is un der sentence of death for poisoning his school-girl wife, who was Helen Potts. There is no hope for Harris, save from the governor or president. Amount of Red wine's Shortage. Atlanta, Ga., March 10.— United States grant! jury today indicted Lewis Redwine for embezzlement from the Gate City National bank, fixing the sum taken at $108,000. freshetTn Jris; MERRIMAC. "Wharves Under "Water at Haver hill, Mass. Haverhill, Mass., March There is a heavy freshet in the Merrimac river here. Wharves are under water, and at some points the basements of build ings along the river front are flooded with water. M. D. Chase & Co.'s lumber wharf is submerged, and their large stock of lumber is in danger of floating off. The river between the Haverhill and the Boston & Maine river bridge is full of ice, which has been carried down by the swift current and piled up in heaps on the solid ice below the Haverhill bridge. The fear is that the ice, which must break up, unless the water subsides, will dam up on the shoals a mile below the city and cause a flood of backwater, doing »reat damage along the river front in the city. •*__%-• LIGHTWEIGHT GOLD. Denver Banks Will Lose on Their Exchange. Denver, March 16.— There is a hitch in the contemplated exchange of 11,090. --000 in gold fora like amount of currency as proposed by the Denver banks and ac cepted by Secretary Carlisle. Should the negotiations be completed on the present basis the Denver banks would quit losers on the transaction nor less than $2,200. The all-important ques tion at present with the eleven banks which comprise the Den ver Clearing House association is on what basis of weight the government will accept the $1,000,000 sold coin— whether standard or current weight. The difference between the two is con siderable. The director of the mint at Washington has been queried by wire on this subject, and his reply will de cide what Denver's banks propose to do. The government, already having deposited its $1,000,000 in currency at Denver mint, preparations for weighing an equal amount in gold coin began yesterday. It was found that there was ii depreciation of $11 on every fo. ooo. The banks will probably stand by their contracts whether they lose or not. Washington, March 10.— Senators Wolcott and Teller, of Colorado, called this morning and had an interview with Secretary Carlisle on the subject of the light weight Denver, Col., "gold. Tin secretary pointed out the statutes to them regulating his action in the prem ises, and the government officers at Denver were telegraphed not to accept light weight gold except by weight. The law provides tbat gold more than one-half ot I per cent below the stand ard weight of tolerance, which is 25.8. grains to the dollar, cannot be accepted by the treasury department at its face value, but only by its actual weight. Foundering-Tai Unknown Vessel London, March 10. — An unknown vessel has foundered on the west coast of .liitlam, the mainland of Denmark, and a largo quantity of wreckage, to gether with a number of corpses, is strewn on the shore. Five hundred petroleum casks are among the wreck age cast ashore, and Indicates the vessel was in the petroleum trade. -a- Two Hundred Villages Inundated. Berlin. March Advices from St. Petersburg sny that 200 villages around Warsaw and the town of Arecheil have been inundated by- a sudden thaw. There is great distress and millions of roubles damage. ■: 7yr_ry.~-i Mgr. Satolli will make a tour of the Western archdiocese immediately aftei Easter. . ;;---**.": Money for Safe! World's Fair Coins At the Globe Office.