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I*. F. Lyons, Local Forec*-t OiHcial.
Anothkr new explosive which "is
destined to revolutionize the art of
war," has been discovered by Turpin,
the inventor of melinite. At the rate
nt which these inventions are an
nounced it would seem as if gritn-vis
aged war would stand but a poor show
iv the future.
Notwithstanding frequent denials
from' both parties to the dispute.it is
manifest that the coal-miners' striKe is
Hearing the end. Public sentiment is
so strongly opposed to its continuance
that neither side dure, hazard the risk of i
refusing to agree to any reasonable
com promise, it is probable that within
ten days work will be very generally
resumed throughout the coal districts.
Not satisfied with his crushing de
feat. Admiral da (lama wants to renew
the attempt to overthrow the Brazilian
republic, and is endeavoring to raise
lunds in Europe with which to carry on
another rebellion. If he is - wise, he
will remain where he is, for he may not
In- as fortunate in escaping capture
again as he was a few months ago. If
taken by tiie Brazilian forces he would
receive but a short shrift.
Some of the Illinois papers are advo
cating the election of Judge Murry F.
Tuley, of Chicago, as Shelby M. Cul
lom's successor in the United States
senate. Judge Tuley is a man of great
ability and sterling integrity, but has
already passed the allotted age of man.
Illinois has already an octagenariau In
the senate, and it would seem the part
of wisdom to give younger men a
In -.i-ati ti m; for the kindly conduct
of our government towards it during
the recent rebellion, the Brazilian' gov
ernment has resolved to celebrate our
national holiday, the Fourth of July,
with great pomp and circumstance. It
is a delicate compliment that will be
fully appreciated in this country, and
tend to cement tho kindly relations
that exist between the two great repub
lics of the Western hemisphere.
Tin: Baptists of this country are to
raise a million dollars, this year for the
cause of foreign missions, and have
resolved to elevate the educational
standard of their missionaries. Expe
rience has demonstrated that the best
results are attained by sending
thoroughly educated men and women
into the mission field, aud none but
such are hereafter to be sent to minis
ter to the spiritual wants of the
No doubt some hardship will be
paused by the dismissal from the war
department of nearly a thousand nunec
esaiy clerks. Some of these were aged
and disabled veterans, for whom much
sympathy will be felt, but others were
petty officers of the army, whose proper
place was Willi their regiments. These
chose to occupy desks in the depart
ment rather than attend to their mili
tary duties, and it was eminently
proper that they should be dropped
from the rolls.
Demockattc conventions throughout
Illinois are very generally declaring in
favor of an eight-hour working day,
and it seems probable that this will be
an issue in tiie* legislative campaign
now approaching. The tendency of the
times is towards a reduction in the
hours of labor, and the party that first
espouses that cause will be sure to gain
the public favor. Fewer hours of labor
would give work for a greater number
and diminish the ranks of the army
ol the ployed.
Bex T. Cable, ex-congressman from
the Rock Island district, and one of the*
managers of the campaign in Illinois
during the last presidential contest, is
announced as a Democratic candidate
lor the United, States senate. There are
already nearly a score of aspirants for
this position in the field, but as yet Gen.
Black, congressman-at-large and ex
commissioner of pensions, seems to be
in the lead. If the Democrats carry the
legislature— which now seems probable
— there will be a heated dispute over
the senatorship. If the Republicans
win, the prize will lie between Senator
Culloin, who wants to be his own suc
cessor, and ex -Congressman Billy
The Chicago common council has
passed an order declaring that "no per
son, firm, company or corporation shall
expose for sale, sell or offer for sale to
auy persou or persona, corporation or
firm, directly". or indirectly, within the.
city of Chicago, cigarette or cigar
ettes containing opium, morphine,
glycerine, jimson weed, belladonna or
sugar." This amounts practically to a
prohibition of the sale of cigarettes, as
there are none of the cigarettes now
sold that do not contain some or all of
the deleterious drugs named. It is not
likely that the new ordinance will be
enforced, for it too nearly affects the in
terests of aldermanic constituents.
Tho refusal of the newspaper cor
respondents at Washington to divulge
their sources of information as to the
accusations of bribery preferred against
senators in connection with the sugar
schedule has placed the senate in a
predicament. There was a protracted
discussion on Tuesday as to.the course
to be pursued— whether the inquiry
should be allowed to drop, or the con
tumacious correspondents be punished
for contempt. There was a general
belief that unless the correspondents
receded from their position it would be
useless to pursue the inquiry further,
and several of the senators expressed
themselves in favor of compelling the
correspondents to divulge the sources
of their information or commit ihem for
contempt of the authority of the senate
and its committee. Senator Hill ad
vised the summoning of every member
of the senate and compelling them to
testify as to their knowledge of bribery
or attempted bribery, and treating the
correspondents with utter contempt.
The right of the senate or of the house
to commit for contempt is an open
question. There is but one case on
record to serve as a precedent— that of
llallett Kilbourne, the recalcitrant wit
ness in the Boss Sheppard inquiry sev
eral years ago. It will be remembered
that Mr. Kilbourne refused to produce
certain books and papers in his posses
sion bearing upon the matter under in
quiry, and was committed to the old
capitol prison by order of the house.
Tim case was brought before the courts
on a writ of habeas corpus, and Mr.
Kilbourne was released, the court hold
ing that neither house of congress had
a legal right to imprison a witness for
contempt. This decision was a serious
blow to those members of congress who
were anxious to exalt their own dignity
and authority, but was generally re
garded as just and proper, for though it
resulted in that case in defeating to
some extent the ends of justice, it
placed a check upon the tendency then
predominant in congress of arrogating
extraordinary and dangerous powers to
The practical failure of the pending
investigation was manifest throughout
the debate. There was. however, oue
feature of it which should not be passed
without comment. Senator Hill boldly
asserted the right of senators to enter
the stock markets and to speculate in
shares that were likely to be affected in
price by senatorial action— an assertion,
in effect, that the votes of senators
might be employed by them for the pur
pose of bearing or bulling the markets
for their individual profit. Such a
claim is extraordinary, to say the least.
Some will call it infamous, and would
not be far wrong in thus characterizing
it. With equal propriety a judge on tiie
bench might discount his knowledge of
what his decision would be in a case be
fore him affecting the rights of a corpo
ration, and reap a profit from speculat-
A law of the United States declares
that no senator or representative shall
vote upon any question before congress
in which he has a direct personal or
pecuniary interest. The purpose of this
law is obvious. Yet it is violated every
day. The silver senators who so long
obstructed the passage of the repeal bill
last summer, all had a large pecuniary
interest in that measure. Wolcott,
Stewart, Jones and Teller are largely
interested in silver mining, and hail no
legal right to vote upon the measure in
question. And so it is with many of
the senators who are now attempting to
fix our tariff system. A large number
of them have a considerable interest in
enterprises that are affected by the bill.
Some own stock in tha sugar trust;
others are largely involved in the lum
ber trade; still others own and operate
coal and iron mines, while nearly every
one of the number is a shareholder in
some corporation that will be either
benefited or injured by the rates of duty
fixed by the pending bill. Can we ex
pect fair and disinterested legislation
from such a body of men, prejudiced
as they must naturally be? It is indeed
a discouraging outlook; and the pros
pect is not improved by the bold declar
ation of one of the leading senators that
the members of that body have a right
to engage in speculation and to profit
by the fluctuations In the markets that
may be produced by their own votes.
The worst enemy of Senator Hill has
entertained a higher opinion of his
official integrity than he seems to have
of his own morality. His words are not
hose of a statesman : they are not those
of an honest man. Perhaps they were
intended as mere bravado, but it would
have been better if they had remained
unsaid. No senator who has a vestige
of honesty can exercise the privilege
which Mr. Hill claims for himself and
his associates, for it would be destruc
tive of the entire fabric of good govern
ment. Senator Hill is morally pur
It is claimed by the mother of Mrs.
Maybrick, now undergoing life impris
onment in England for poisoning her
husband, that she has new and positive
evidence of the fact that Mr. Maybrick
was a confirmed arsenic eater, and had
frequently purchased the drug, both in
London and Paris. This evidence is
apparently conclusive of the fact that
Maybrick's death was due to an over
dose of the drug taken by himself to
cure a skin eruption. The grave doubt
as to Mrs. Maybrick's guilt should lead
to a further investigation of the case,
for there is little doubt but a grave in
justice has been perpetrated upon her.
AN OPERATIC EPISODE.
Lillian Russell's numerous matrimo
nial episodes have been made the sub
ject of much invidious comment and
considerable good-natured raillery. Her
latest venture upon tin- sea of matri
money with Sgr. Perugini was un
usually brief, even for that fair and
fickle woman, but if the statements she
manes are true, the public generally
will commend her for abandoning him
as summarily as she has done. The
"airy, fairy Lillian" declares that she
was shamefully beaten by her husband
in their rooms at a Philadelphia hotel,
and Perugini admits chastising her, but
asseverates his right to do so.
It is the custom in the coun
try where Perugini was born and
reared, and in most of the nations of
Europe, for men to assert their author
ity over their wives by frequently beat
ing them. Even In England it has been
judicially determined that a man has a
right to chastise his wife with an ordi
nary whip or switch, but it is to the
credit of that nation that instances of
the brutality of husbands towards their
wives are as rare as they are in this
country, and when they are brought to
judicial notice a means is generally
found by which the offender is pun
ished and in an exemplary mauner.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MORNIMG, Max in, is**-*.
Wife-heating Is common in Italy. Rus
sia and Germany, although in the latter
country it is confined to the poorer and
more depraved class. But in Italy it is
an j*vcry-day occurrence. Perhaps
Perugini Imagined that in America he
would be permitted to follow the cus
tom of his own country in this regard,
but by this time lie has realized his mis- '
take, tor he has lost a -beautiful wife,
and at the conclusion of the present sea
son he will lose his engagement with
his wife's operatic company, and will
find it extremely difficult to find an
other. For wife-beaters are universally
despised, and nowhere are they In
worse odor than among the members of
the operatic and theatrical professions.
It is doubtful if a manager offering
Perugini an engagement could till his
company with reputable people, so
deep-seated will be the contempt and
detestation for him when his conduct
shall become generally known. .
"The man who lays his hand upon a
woman, save in the way of kindness, is
a. wretch whom 'twere base flattery to
call a coward." No manly American
can find excuse for such a creature.
Whatever her offenses or her frailties
may be, a woman is entitled to kind
ness nt least, she should not be pun
ished with blows. Lillian Russell will
not only be justified, but applauded for
dismissing her dastardly husband, and
people will think more of her because
of the course she has pursued than they
would had she tamely submitted to the
indignity. Perugini is a brute eutirely
out of place in the United States, and
whatever his merits as an artist may
be, he should be taught by the public
that such conduct as his can never be
As for Miss Russell, she will doubt
less marry again — perhaps a dozen
times. But she is fair, engaging and an
admirable artiste, and will continue to
be one of the footlight favorites for
many years to come.
It is sometimes necessary to go away
from homo to learn the news. The
Washington Post says:
Ignatius Donnelly is undoubtedly
making an honest effort to reform. He
has retired from politics and the Ba
Unfortunately for politics and Bacon,
Mr. Donnelly has done neither of the
things attributed to him. He is so much
of a part of politics in this state that he
cannot tear himself away, except at the
imminent risk of his life, and as for the
Baconian theory— well, he can plead
not guily, for the theory deserted him;
he was not the deserter.
A PROGRKSSISG REFORM.
Were any one, wishing to learn of the
workings of our government by parties,
to confine his reading to the papers just
now in opposition to the administration
and reject his own observations, he
would be led to think that the only
party that favors a policy which makes
the civil servants of the government
liable to discharge for partisan reasons
solely is the party now in power, and
that the only one favoring the merit
system is the party which, to borrow
the expression of one of its organs,
"recently retired from power."
If he were to neglect the papers and
trust to his owli observations he would
find that the one party is no bettor nor
worse than the other, and that each has
its warm adherents of the spoils system
and the earnest supporters of the merit
system in about equal quantities. He
would find about the same number of
hypocrites in each who are very eager
advocates of the merit system when the
other party is iv control and very indif
ferent to it when it is out of power. He
would find that among the practical
politicians of both parties the system is
held in supreme contempt; and, a3 this
class usually dominates conventions
and nominations, aud generally runs the
governmental machine, he would" come
froir a comparison of the conditions of
the service now with those of twenty
yeais ago with surprise that a cause so
unpopular among the politicians should
have made such progress and achieved
so solid a foundation.
As he compared the growth of the
reform under the alternating adminis
trations of each party, he would read
with astonishment the audacious state
ments of the press of the party now in
opposition and wonder at their reckless
denial of patent facts and their equally
reckless assertion of palpable untruths,
and he might wonder if the readers of
these papers were really the gullible
innocents their editors appear to assume
they are. When, as an instance, these
editors point with scornful finger to the
action of a majority of the Democratic
representatives in committee ot the
whole, striking out of the appropriation
bill the money lor the support of t_e
civil service commission an action re
versed the next day when the bill was re
ported to the house— when this is pointed
to as proof positive that the Democrats
are the bitter enemies of the reform, i
this observer might wonder that they
make no mention that a Republican
house in the early days of the movement
exhibited its zeal for the reform by not
only striking the appropriation from the
bill in committee of the whole, where
no record is made of the vote, but re
peated the action when the bill was
reported back to the house.
But this impartial observer will make
note of one step in advance taken by
this administration, which is the more
commendable because it is not in obedi
ence to any law, but is the voluntary
act of the administration. In the post
office department, prior to the first ad
ministration of President Cleveland,
even the four years for which postmas
ters above the third grade were com
missioned did not secure them in the
enjoyment of their office for the term,
but they were removed at pleasure. In
that administration the precedent of
permitting a full term tenure was so
firmly established that it was quite gen
erally recognized and followed by Pres
ident Harrison. Under both adminis
trations tbe postmasters of the fourth
class were swept from office ruthlessly,
and the assistant postmaster general
under each administration earned the
plaudits of his fellow partisans and the
maledictions of his opponents by the
rapid and dexterous manner in which
he wielded his headsman's ax.
Under the present administration the
rule of a four-year term has beeu ex
tended to the fourth-class postmasters
by the voluntary action of the postmas
ter general, and the smaller officer is
now just as secure in his office for that
period as if he were formally commis
sioned for the term. Even in those
cases where after the election of . 1692
a fourth-class office had been raised to
the presidential grade and the incum
bent commissioned for four years, thus
giving him the office for from six to
eight years, the postmaster general de
cides that no change shall be made un
til the uew commission expires.
And this candid observer of condi
tions as they are, and not as they are
represented by a partisan press to be,
will note that, aside from the one per
son who is anxious to serve his fellows
as their postmaster, and, quite incident
ally, enjoy the honors and emoluments
attached thereto, who, with a few sym
pathizing friends, is very sure that the
party. will go to pieces if he is not ap
pointed, there is on the part of the
community a general acquiescuuce iv
and satisfaction with tho new rule. If,
noting this, he should inquire why it is
that these papers in opposition are so
fierce in their denunciations of the ad
ministration, some other equally candid
but better-posted observer might assure
him that it really meant nothing; that
they had to do it, and that it was a large
part of their stock in trade. "
It is the thirteen-year locusts thnt
aro now threatening to devastate the
oouutry. • The variety differs only front
the seventeen-year . locust in the fact
that its threatened invasions come
oftener. . The actual visitations of
neither aro very disastrous, save in au-j
NEGRO VERSUS NEGRO. j
Some time since the Minneapolis
Tribune said that "with the South lrj
the saddle the Northern Democracy is
not likely to do much for the colored
man and brother," whereupon the
Globe commented that "there is one
thing we won't do: If we put one of
them on our electoral ticket we will not
yank him off nor buy him off." There
upon the Appeal, of St. Paul, a Repub
lican Afro-American paper, came back
at us with the cruel taunt that the "if"
was well put in and that our poor party
would never elect its electors in this
Now conies the Afro- American Senti
nel, published in Omaha, and takes its
colored brother in St. Paul to task. It
bluntly says that the negro vote of Min
nesota has been "always blindly at
tached to the Republican party," and
says it uses the word "blindly" advis
edly. "The historian," continues the
Sentinel, "will note no other fact which
will reflect more discredit on the negro's
character than this long-continued
servile allegiance to an organization
whose leadership never hesitated to ex
press the most hearty contempt for the
Warming to his work and inspired
with the truth of his statements, our
colored brother of the pencil gives to
his fellow editor of color this solid
chunk of cold fact, which we trust will
not interfere with his mental digestion,
and which the colored readers of the
Globe may partake of with the satis
faction of having the truth told them by
one of their own race. He says:
"During all the years since the ne
fro's enfranchisement, the blacks of
linnesota have, as we have already
said, voted the Republican ticket with
practical unanimity, and have thus
aided materially in maintaining Repub
lican supremacy in that state. And yet
we venture the assertion that not a
negro iv the whole state has been
elected to a position higher than con
stable on the Republican ticket within
this period. The truth is, as every
where demonstrated, the white leaders
of the Republican party have never
cared a tinker's blast for the negro ex
cept for his vote, and such mercenary
stool-pigeons as the Appeal are too in
telligent to be unconscious of the fact."
KEEP YOUR EYE ON PASCO.
It is said the supreme question in
Western Kansas is this: "Shall we irri
gate or emigrate?"— Sioux City Journal.
Experience tends to confirm the opin
ion that success in the commercial field
today lies iv advertising.— Fargo Repub
lican. '*'.-;* '-'*-. |
Andrew Carnegie ought to come home
and do something to plug the holes in
his busiuess standing.— Davenport Dem
The sooner jurisdiction in divorce
cases is transferred from the senate to a
court of justice the better.— Winnipeg
Free Press. .-*. . . ;
Mr. Mills represents the sentiments
of Wisconsin .Democrats much better
than its own senators seem to. — La
Crosse Chronicle. * . 77:7.7,'' ,._', .'.", !.
According to Buttz. he did hot intend
to bribe— simply to find out whether
certain senators had a price, and how
much it was.— Oshkosh Times. -.„..-",''
The supreme court of the state of
New York decides that a horse race
isn't a lottery. Sometimes it's a sure
thing game.— Sioux Falls Press. .
How to support a paper: Patronize
the merchants and - business men who
advertise, and mention the paper when
purchasing goods. Aberdeen Monitor.
J. B. Foraker has a desire to enter the
national senate. Well, Foraker must
of course go somewhere, and the senate
can hardly be damaged.— Cedar Rapids
There is one thing ought to comfort
that wonderfully well Preserved Smith,
and that is that at the gates of heaven
no presoytery will sit iv judgment.—
lowa State Register. •
State Auditor Hippie is given as au
thority for the statement that school
land sales of this year have been at the
average rate of $15 per acre.— The Hu
rouite, South Dakota.
As the indications increase that the
opposition to the Republicans in this
state will be united this fall the faces
of the leaders of that party elongate.—
Grand Forks Plaiudealer.
Prof. James Bryce said a wise and
witty thing of the members of the Unit
ed States house of lords when he de
clared that "some are senators because
they are rich, and some are rich because
they are senators." — Davenport Leader.
The best way to take care of the un
employed is to help them to help them
selves. Ail of this talk about public
workshops and a government loan is
only holding out an illusion and a snare
to the workingmeu.— Superior Tele
Mayor Gilroy, of New York, has ap
pointed a Republicau police commis
sioner, and the action is taken as an
announcement of a treaty of "amity and
commerce" between Tammany and
Republican reform." — Cedar Rapids'
Every person who visits this state,
and those of our residents who have
made business trips to the East, West,'
North or South, are unanimously of the
opinion, freely expressed, that South
Dakota kuows nothing about hard times.
—Aberdeen Daily News.
Despite the McKinley tariff on wool,
it seems from the official reports that
while in the year prior to its passage
Australia and New Zealand sent to this
country but 11,000 bales of wool, now
their exportation is twice that amount.—
Grand Forks Plaiudealer.
In the case of a Kentucky woman
who sued a railroad compauy for dam
ages for the loss of her husband and her
horse, the jury gave her an award of
$50 for the animal, and 1 cent for the.
man. Men are rapidly dropping below
par In old Kentucky. One-cent men
are multiplying.— Dubuque Herald. * j
The noble example which Lord Rose-:
bery recently set in intervening in the
great mining strike in England and se
curing an amicable settlement.has been:
imitated with conspicuous success in St.'
Paul and Minneapolis, where a delega
tion of good sensible business men from' 1
each city soon succeeded in suggesting!
a basis of settlement, by reason of the
adoption of'which by all parties con-!
cerned, great hardships to the men and'
immense loss to the trade of the coun
try were averted.— Winnipeg Tribune.
Etiquette of the Hand.
A lady never extends her hand to a
man whose acquaintance she is making.
She may or may not shake hands with
a lady who is introduced, but she must
not give her hand to a strange man: A
low bow is the elegant form of saluta
tion. A cultivated woman will not
shake hands with any man no matter
how long she is acquainted with him,
unless she respects and admires him. A
gentleman never extends his hand to a
lady first. To do so would be pre
sumptuous and subject him to a snub
bing. A man shows his .breeding the
way he eats his dinner; a woman shows
her. breeding the way she receives peo
AT THE THEATERS.
i- America's famous tragedians, Frede
rick VVarde and Louis James, begin an
engagement of three nights and Satur
day matinee at the Metropolitan opera
house tonight, appearing in a standard,
repertoire of legitimate plays. They
will open tonight in a grand production
of "Julius Cesar," tomorrow night they
will be seen in "Francesca da Rimini."
Saturday matinee they will present
"The Lion's Mouth." and Saturday
ril'rlit, the last performance,?, they will
appear in ''Damon and Pythias." VVarde
and James have just returned from a
successful tour to the Pacitic coast, and
will close their season in St. Paul Satur
night, which also closes the regular sen
son at the Me ropolitan opera house.
These two gentlemen are great favorites
this city.and they will.in all probabil
ity, pack the house at each performance.
The advance srle of seats is already
r. The regular summer season at the
: Metropolitan opera house will begin
next Monday night, with the Columbian
Comic Opera company as the attraction.
The caliber of this company is said to
be. of the highest standard tbat charac
terizes the very best similar organiza
tions. Most of the principals have been
favorites for years and with leading
operatic companies. An especially
strong chorus and an augmented orches
tra under the direction of T. G. Zepliu
will be a strong feature. Milloecker's
tuneful and ever popular opera, "The
Black Hussar," has been selected for
the opening. This is one of the pret
tiest of all works of its kind and has
been a prime favorite from the '.ime of
its first production by the McCaull Opera
company years ago. The sale of seats
is now in progress at the box office.
D. V. Arthur, of Gustave Frohman's
forces, who next season goes with
"Lady Windermere's Fan," arrived in
the city yesterday. His services have
been loaned Mr. Morris for the summer,
for whom he will manage Grand opera
Monday the William Morris company
will inaugurate the first week of its
summer season at the Grand with a re
vival of Lester Wallack's successful
comedy drama, "Rosedale." This per
enially delightful play was chosen for
the opening bill on account of its in
trinsic worth as well as the opportunity
it offered to display the ability of the
entire company. Mr. Morris will be
seen in the part of Elliot Gray. The
play will be staged with new and elab
orate scenery. The production, it is
said, will vie in scenic splendor with
the superb representation made by the
stock company of the Grand opera
house of Boston of this delightful play.
He Makes Serious Charges Against
an Ex-Republican State Official.
The Representative, May 30.
_ Reports reach us that a certain gentle
man, who was formerly state auditor of
Minnesota, bad selected certain lands
for the state. They turned cut to be
exceedingly rich in iron ore. ' The
auditor then canceled the entries, and
a company, with Rockefeller at the
head of it, took them and paid the audi
tor 550,000 cash, and gave him four of
Rockefeller's notes for $50,000 each, or
?2-)0,000 in all!
fl'he state is a million dollars poorer,
and its ex-official is a quarter of a mill
ion dollars richer. Selah !
The Century Bound.
: It is only from the bouud volumes that
one can obtaiu an adequate idea of the
broad field covered by The Century
Magazine. A single number, however
interesting in itself, will of necessity be
stamped with ■ the character of its lead
ing articles— a fact which at times makes
it appear that some subjects are receiv
ing undue attention at the expense of
others equally deserving of notice. In
the collected numbers, however, the
proportion is restored, and one finds in
the present volume (comprising the
numbers from November, 1893. to April.
1894, inclusive) an inviting and varied
table of contents, embracing art, music,
literature, science,, religion— in brief,
the whole field of human interest,
TELEGRAPHIC SNAP SHOT 3.
A pleasure party of five were drowned
at Smith's Falls, Out., yesterday.
Robert Bell, originator of the Brox
burn oil works, the largest in Scotland,
is dead. -_f_H
The Knights of Pythias expect 12,000
delegates to attend their Washington
conclave in August.
A freight wreck at Sharon, Mass.,
yesterday killed a fireman and a tramp,
who was stealing a ride.
Miss Addie Johnson, a prominent
youug society lady of Richmond, Va.,
lias eloped with Edward White, of Chi
A riot between Masons and Catholics
occurred yesterday in Paris owing to
the inscription on a monument to Joan
New York Typographical Union No.
6 unveiled a statbe of Horace Greelev
yesterday at the junction of Broadway,
Sixth avenue aud Thirty-third street.
- A fight between colored graiu trim
mers and union men on a steamer in*
Chicago harbor resulted in one white
and two colored men being seriously
The feature of the memorial day ex
ercises in St, Louis were the special
services at Gen. Sherman's grave, and
the unveiling of a monument in Belle
fontaine erected to the memory of Gen
Charles C. Connor, member of parlia
ment for the north division of Antrim, -
trading as Fenton, Connor & Co.,
bleachers and spinners, has gone into
voluntary liquidation, owing to the de
pression in trade.
Prince Agustus of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha, was married yesterday morning
in the church of the llofburg, Vienna,
to his cousin, the Archduchess Caroline
Immaculata, of the Tuscan branch of
A bill will be presented to the house
prepared by the sub-committee of the
house committee on appropriations,
• calling for an appropriation of $150,000
for a government exhibit at Atlanta,
arid $50,000 for a building.
Secretary of Agriculture Morton, Ar
gentine Minister Dr. Seballes and Will
iam E. Curtis, of the Chicago Record,
leive Washington tomorrow over the
■Chesapeake & Ohio road for a tour
among the stock farms of Kentucky.
The questions of sewer gas and lep
rosy occupied the second geueral ses
sion of the triennial congress of Ameri
can physicians and surgeons, held at
' M.tzerott's hall, Washington, yesterday
Mis 3 Frances Willard announces that,
owing to the financial stress in the
United States, she returns to the Na
tional Woman's Christian Temperance
union her last two years' salary which
she has rsceived as president of that
Physicians and their families, to the
number of about ninety persons, left
Chicago last night over the Northwest
ern for the Pacific coast, to attend the
forty-fifth annual meeting of the Amer
ican Medical association in San Fran
cisco, June 5 to 8.
The most conflicting reports arc in
circulation regarding the invention
which M. Turpin, the Inventor of
melinite, is said to have sold to Ger
many for 5,000,000 francs. The invention
is described as being calculated to en
tirely change the system of warfare.and
the report ot Its sale; true or untrue.has
caused a sensation iv military and diplo
Candidates for public* oflfces are as
numerous as U-Osqo-twos,— Bul
i letin. . >?:*;? --r*,7
The income tax feature of the tariff
bill appears likely to become a law, even
il Senator Dive Hill don't like it — New
Donnelly don't want fusion with the
Democrats if Owens is to run for gov
ernor and a Democrat for state senator.
Neither do we. - Buffalo Gazette.
- Now. don't get gay in making predic
tions about Steams county delegates.
They know what that want, and they
also have a clear idea of how it can be
obtained.— St. Cloud Press.
There is no reason why the govern
ment should pay representatives $14 a
day while they gad about country work
ing for votes instead of at work in con
gress where they belong. — Lincoln
We notice but few country papers
indorsing any of the several candidates
for state auditor, for the good reason
that those who aspire to that position
are ail good men, and the choice is not
so easily made.— Granite Falls Tribune.
Reports from every section of Wilkin
comity indicate that grain of all kinds
never looked better at this time of the
year. And a very important feature of
it all Is. it was never before put in with
so little Breckenridge Tele
There is not a visitor who comes to
our town but says that Thief River
Fails is the best town of its size in the
country, improvements being made all
about us, consisting of business houses,
residences, etc.— Thief River Falls
The Republicans say this will be an
off year for Democrats. M .ybe it will,
but, nevertheless, if Maj. Baldwin
makes the run for congress, he is going
to surprise some of his over-presumptu
ous Republican bretuern in the Sixth
district.— Wadena Tribune.
"Hair-trigger Democrats," is the name
given by the St. Cloud Times to those of
that party who are in such a hurry to
condemn the Democratic tariff bill that
they cannot wait till it is passed before
they find fault with it. They "go off"
too easily.— Litchfield Independent.
If all publishers would make it the
rule of their business life to exact pre
payments, possibly the country editor
would have more of this world's goods
to show lor his labors when his earthly
works are ended, but such a condition
is verging too near the millennium to
ever be realized.— Mankato Review.
The Chicago platform must be inter
preted ou a brord and liberal plan; not
with adhesion to technical phraseology
or with a juggling of words. There is
no doubt that the Chicago convention
intended to convey the meaning that
high protection is hostile to the spirit of
the constitution.— Winona Herald.
The seuate came near fixing a date
some time next month for taking a vote
ou the tariff bill. But the Republicans
thought it was a put-up job on them
some way, and the Democrats found it
was likely to take the whole month get
ting a vote to cet the date. So nothing
was done.— Duluth Commonwealth.
It is not an enviable piece of adver
tising the town of Fulton, 111., is trying
to obtain in the effort to secure Con
gressman Breckinridge as its Fourth of
July orator, and it is to be hoped that if
he does make his speech in Fulton his
only auditors will be the committee
that invited him.— Glenwood Herald.
The tact that England has purchased
30.000,000 bushels of wheat at Buenos
Ayres instead of at New York cannot
fail to-have had a great influence in
.keeping down the price of American
wheat, and therefore the American
tanner must give serious attention to
the problem of overcoming this Argen
tine competition.— Duluth Herald.
Senator Washburn is said to be con
fident of his renomination. He thiiiKS
Nelson is contented with his prospects
for a second term iv the governor's
chair, and can see no well-defined oppo
sition to himself. Nelson maintains a
sphynx-like and unbecoming silence in
regard lo his desires aud expectations.
With the leading Democratic paper,
the Globe, uttering its philippics
against it on the one hand and Ignatius
Donnelly, presideut of the Alliance and
editor of tne Representative, against it
on the Populist side, the prospect of
fusion between the ■ Democrats and the
Populists would seem to be rather poor
to say the least. Each fears auu de
spises the other.— Benson Times.
Mr. Boen is unquestionably the choice
of his party in this county, and we are
willing to predict that Mr. Boen will
submit his candidacy to the members of
his party in tliis county, and, if they de
cide against him, he will pull out. If
he will do this, and we are certain that
he will, it will settle ali of the talk
about his not having the support of his
neighbors in Otter Tail county. — Fergus
True it is that the attorney general is
supposed to be legal adviser in duet to
the slate in general and the state offi
cials in particular, but equally true it is
that he in reality is simply there for the
purpose cf giving such opinions as will
give a semblance of legality to shady
political acts designed for the advantage
of the party to which he happens to be
Donnelly will support S. M. Owen for
governor. This seems strange when the
fact is. considered that Owen has sup
ported Doc Fish ou several occasions
when he was trying to best the Sage. It,
is probably due to the fact that Mr.
Donnelly wants to go to the senate. He
wants to go bad, and probably imagines
thai is the only chance he has of getting
there.— Crookslon Times.
Most people will think none the more
of the Minneapolis Tribune for its at
tempt to pry into the private affairs of
the presideut aud his family. This looks
like degrading the dignity of a great
newspaper to the level or a common
gossip-monger. We do not see what
right a newspaper lias to step in and
tear the veil ot family privacy from the
home of any man, public or private.
That it is done is one of the foulest
blots on American journalism.— Cloquet
C. H. Jenks and wife, Litchfield, were
at the Merchants' yesterday.
Mrs. R. Floyd Jones and family, St.
Louis, were .Merchants' guests yester
A party from Swatow, China, con
sisting of William Ashman, Mrs. Ash
man and Nathan W. Brown registered
yesterday at the Merchants'.
At the Windsor— J. M. Presler, C. R.
Beach, Boston; A. P. Will, Ann Arbor.
Mich; W. P. Guild, West Superior;
Frank Barrett, California; John Macrer,
At the Clarendon— A. L. Nixon,
Farmington; James Morgan, Chicago;
R. R. Johnson, Benson; H.M.Baker,
Kansas City; B. J. Scohie, Janesville;
F. V. Hotciikiss. South Dakota..
At the Sherman — John E. Paulson,
Hillsboro. N. D.; J. S. Tyler. Thompson
Falls. Mont.; W. H. Standish. Bis
marck; O. W. Br«mger, Duluth; J.J.
Cavauaugh, Seattle; Ned Forshu, Chi
cago; CJ. Christy, Fremont, O. ; F. R.
At the Hotel Metropolitan— Mr. and
Mrs. F. L. Smith, San Francisco; L. 11.
Williams, St. Louis; E. E. Hams, Chi
cago; Charles E. Henderson, Milwaukee;
S. C. Burgeman. Denver, Col.: M. K.
Nichols, Sioux City, Io.; E.C.Porter.
Philadelphia; L. S. Sanders, Brooklyn,
N. V.; F. P. Mitchell and wife, C. yon
Schroder and wife, Maquoketa, 10.
At the Ryan— J. W. Palmer, Duluth;
K. J. Klngsley, Bingharaton, N. V. ; S.
L. Gray, Painesvilfe, O. ; L.' M. Cush
bert. Denver; Frederick Pease, New
York; Rudolph Blackenburg, Phila
delphia; CM. Edwards, Chicago; CM.
Swan, Sioux City; J. J. Kir win, New
York; S. Patek. Milwaukee; John
D'Orville Doty, Rochester. N. V.; J. J.
At the Merchants'— E. M. Prouty,
Grand Forks; R. Manning, Winnipeg;
F. Morton. New Rockford; li. C.
Koch, MilwauKee; C. D. Reis, Pitts
burg; A. B. Cook, Montana; O. S.
Reed, Predonia, Kan.; C. Madden, New
Rockford; J. C. McCarty, Bozeman;
Alex McEachern. West Superior; J. D.
Sautersand wife, Pittsburg, Pa.; E. A.
Graham, Hay ward. Wis. ._.:,■ v,-.
WHY WE HAVE HARD TIMES
CAUSES OF DEPRESSION EXPLAINED
BY IN ENGLISH LEADER.
D_-*aoM_*riZA'rioN of silver
At the Bottom of All tho Trouble
—Heavy Fall in Prices—Amer
ican Farmers Have Suffered
Most— Englishmen Will Lose
Largely on Their Investments
in American Land Mortgages.
Edinburgh, May 30.— An important
speech, touching upon wheat, silver,
gold and American mining, railroads
and land mortgages, was delivered here
today by the Right Hon. Henry Chap
lin, Conservative, president of the
board of agriculture in Lord Salisbury's
last government. The speech was an
address to a crowded conference of the
Scottish chambers of husbandry, and
had for its subject "bi-meiallism in re
lation to agricultural depression."" The
speaker declared that a great depres
sion was chiefly due to the steady and
heavy fall in the prices of produce,
which.he claimed, was due to the mone
tary changes of 1853, and could only be
stopped by reverting to the previous
Nobody could foresee where the pres
ent fall In prices wouid end. Accord
ing to the latest table, the fall from 1873
to 1893 of 40 per cent in wheat, amply
illustrates this. The British commis
sioners, he added, studied the prices of
wheat in America in 1870, and he be
lieved that it could never be exported
cheaper than 40 shillings per quarter.
But superior Indian wheat was sold last
week at Hull for 19s 3d per quarter.
Continuing, he said the maiority of
the farmers believe that the fall in
prices is due to foreign competition, and
that the remedy was protection. But,
the fact that half the countries of the
continent and the United States while
THE HEAVIEST DUTIES
on imported produce, complain of a
great depression, refutes this argument,
Mr. Chaplin asserted.
Touching upou the farmers of Amer
ica, he said that they, especially, were
being ruined and becoming bankrupt
fas;er even than the British farmers.
Others contend that overproduction
Is responsible for the fall in prices; but
he claimed statistics showed that pro
duction of wheat has decreased, al
though the prices have fallen. There
fore,, from the point of view of the
speaker, it was farcical aud ridiculous
to attribute the fall in prices to that
cause. The real cause, he said, was the
demonetization or silver in 1873, and
the subsequent divergence ot the rela
tive values of metals which enabled the
silver-using countries like India to
export wheat at the present low price.
Mr. Chaplin also said: "And if silver
continues to fall, there is no reason why
wheat should not cheapen indefinitely.
We propose, as a remedy, an interna
tional agreement to revert to the system
which previled prior to 1873.
"The failure of the Brussels confer
ence is no argument against this, as it
has since been clearly proved that noth
ing but the action of the English dele
gates broke up the conference.
"Chancellor yon Caprivi's subsequent
explanation of the conduct of the Ger
man delegates conclusively proved this
to be a fact."
Mr. Chaplin reviewed the
on the continent, and pointed out espe
cially the importance of President
Cleveland obtaining powers to resum
mon the conference, adding: "My
answer to the argument that an agree
ment as to the ratio between silver and
gold was impossible is that the oimetal
list will accept any ratio rather than
continue as now, and silver is so sensi
tive tnat its market price will con
form to any fixed international
ratio. The increased output, con
sequent upon such an agree
ment, wouid, in our opinion,
not affect the matter in the least, as it
would be infinitely small compared
with the immense existing mass. The
argument that an international agree
ment would make the fortune of the
American and Mexican silver mines
does not touch the quesrion of its ex
pediency and general utility.
"The most important adverse argu
ment is that Great Britain, being the
greatest creditor now of the world,
would receive payment of her debt in
the cheapest metal. We contend that
both metals would perform equal func
tions, while, on the other hand, we ask
if it is wise for a creaitor to embarrass
his debtor by monetary changes."
The speaker then referred to Amer
ican railways, and made the assertion
that -third of th-ir number were in
the hands of receivers.
Mr. Chaplin followed this by dwelling
upou the' unfavorable investment made
in American laud mortgages and said:
"From the accounts of the
I condition of THE land
I and the fanners there, and especially in
the West, owing to the fall in prices, I
should be very anxious about such in
vestments if they were mine. In fact,
the creditors everywhere are iv the
greatest danger of losing their capital,
or the greater part of it, owing to the
appreciation of gold.
The argument in favor of monometall
ism is based upon the fact that enor
mous quantities of gold are lying idle in
the Bank of England, and is erroneous,
■as it merely points to the fear to invest
it in industry and enterprises in face of
The bimetallic prospects of the future
are most promising, and 1 can reassure
our foreign friends that the recent
count-out of the bimetallic debate in the
house of commons was devoid of im
portance. The discussion of the matter
was attempted against the advice of its
friends, and the result was inevitable,
seeing that no division was possible.
Advices from every quarter of Great
Britain snow that interest in the ques
tion is steadily and widely spreading,
and that the city of London itself is
Mr. Chaplin's speech greatly im
pressed his audience, and was loudly
RAMSEY WAS SORE,
But the Telegraphers Will Bury
Ail Their Differences.
Denver, Col., May 30.— The Railway
Telegraphers will finish their work and
adjourn today or tomorrow. The ad
herents of Grand Chief Ramsay felt
considerably chagrined over his de
feat but tho two factions have
buried ail past differences and agreed
to work for the upbuilding ot the order.
The full list of officers elected is as fol
lows: Grand chief telegrapher. W. V.
Powell, of Wichita, Kan.; assistant
grand . chief, M. M. Dolphin, of
Kansas City; grand secretary and
treasurer. J. Weathcrbee. Denver,
grand senior telegrapher, T. M. Pier
son, Indianapolis, Ind.; grand junior
telegrapher, J. E. Stinson, Dallas. Tex. ;
grand inside sentinel. W. C. White,
London, Out.; grand outside sentinel,
G. C. McDerniott*. San Francisco;
grand editor and manager, J.
R. T. Austin, Dallas. - Tex.
Members of grand executive committee:
L. A. Tanquary, of Pueblo, and Charles
Daniels, of Atlanta. In spite of assur
ances given that harmony had been re
stored, it now appears the defeat to
Grand Chief Ramsay may cause a split*
which will break up" the older of tele
•gThe East Indian ship worm will in a
few months destroy any vessel by eat
ing out Uie interior of the beams and
planks. They will be left a mere shell
that can be shattered by the list.
OHIO'S MILITIA IN ARMS.
MOBS OF STRIKERS STOP SHIFPIKG
ALONG THE OHIO I__V*R*__.
The Hoosier Governor Issues a
Proclamation Against Strikers
liiter'eriiig With Trains— Gov.
Waite Working for a Compro
mise of the '."ripple Creek Trou
bles-Other Coal Districts.
Cincinnati, 0., May 30.— Gov. Mc-
Kinley is advised that Adjt. Gen.
Howe will reach Gloucester at mid
night, when it is expected that the
militia will mobilize there unless cut
off by burned bridges. The Pomeroy
and Athens company are on the way to
Gloucester. A dispatch from Pomeroy
announces that the strikers who char
tered a steamer for their successful in
vasions on the mines in West Virginia
will move tomorrow on Redmond City
and other mines on the Kanawha river.
While the strikers at Gloucester are
obstructing the shipping of West Vir
, ginia coal, these men will try to stop
the mines where it is being gotten out
Columbus, 0., May 30.— trouble
at Gloucester has been settled peace
ably. About 5 o'clock a telegram was
received at the governor's office from
Sheriff Riley, of Athens county, stating
that the Toledo & Ohio Central railway
had agreed to capitulate to the miners
and no more West Virginia coal would
be hauled during the strike. The sheriff
asked that the call for troops be re
voked. Five companies of the Seven
teenth regiment wero under arms ready
to proceed to Gloucester, and Battery li,
of Columbus, was on its way to the
union depot when the news of the set
tlement of the trouble was received.
The Hoosier Governor Issues a
Proclamation Against Strikers.
Indianapolis, May 30.— Late this
afternoon the governor instructed the
railroad attorneys to hie a written com
plaint with him citing the instances
where the strikers have interferred
with the running of trains. The gov
ernor tonight issued a proclamation, in
structing the strikers to cease their
interference with the trains. If the
strikers do not take heed of this the
governor will order out the militia to
Representatives of the Evansville &
Terre Haute and Indianapolis & Terre
Haute railroads this morning called on
Judge Baker.of the United States court,
and asked for a restraining order to
prevent striking miners from interfer
ing with trains. Judge Baker said
he did not ' feel like taking
upon himself the duties of a peace
officer, and that it was the prov
ince of the state officials to keep the
peace and protect properly. He sug
gested a conference with Gov.Matthe
and went with the railroad officials to
participate in it. Whatever the agree
ment was it was kept secret. The
matter will be further consid
ered this afternoon. It is thought
the governor will call out the militia.
The: attorneys for the railroads made
the point that the railroads were entitled
to some relief in some court, and as
there was a violation of the interstate
commerce law when the strikers inter
fered with the movement of cars from
one state to another.they were certainly
entitled to relief in the federal court.
The governor said he was willing to
do anything in his power, but he
could not under the law call upon the
militia until he was appealed to by the
local officers, which appeal • had not as
yet been made. • Gov. Matthews said
late this afternoon that the question of
tho troops had not been fully passed
upon, and that there would be auoiiier
conference this evening. He said, how
ever, that the militia had not been
called out. and would not be under ex
WAITE ON THE WAY.
Colorado's Governor Will Talk to
StriKers a? a Labor Knight.
Denver, Col, May —After giving
out information that he would not start
for Cripple Creek until today. Gov.
Waite took a special train last
night on the Denver & ■ Rio
Grande road for Florence, where
he will proceed today to the miners'
stronghold. He is accompanied by
Adjt. Gen. Tarsney. The governor
will hold a secret conference with the
leaders of the strikers. He said ha
would talk to them as a Knight of La
bur, and hoped to induce them to agree
to a compromise.
Cripple Creek, Col., May 30. —A
heavy downpout of rain has made the
roads almost impassable. it is . not
believed the army of deputies will move
until tomorrow. The strikers expect
the deputies will approach from three
directions simultaneously. It is said
they have laid mines of dynamite under
all " the approaches of Buii Hill
which can be touched off by electricity,
thus destroying the enemy. Two
formidable redoubles on the line of the
Florence &, Cripple Creek railway in
Canyon near lhe Wilbur were buill
during the night, and it will be easy tot
a small torce stationed there to repulse
Colorado Springs, Col.. May 30.— A
mass meeting of citizens was held at the
court house at noon today, which re
solved that the lime for arbitration
at Cripple Creek had passed and
that the only way to settle tha
difficulty now was to get the miners ta
lay down their arms aud surrender the
mines to their owners. One hundred
and fifty extra deputies were enrolled,
of whom 100 will act as home guards,
Among them arc such prominent citi
zens as Percy Hageruiau and Judge
lowa Militia Called Out.
Oskaloosa, 10., May 30.— strike
situation is practically unchanged to
night, but the outside strikefs have been
making such threats of what will be
done tomorrow that Adjt. Prim
has called out four companiei
of militia. They will arrive at Evans
Muchanouk at midnight. The working
mi tiers will be protected, and the mi nee
will run tomorrow. Italians and Aus
trians are coming in from Seymour to aid
the strikers, and a general rally it
threatened; but peace will be preserved
and the hot hearts cared for. Maj. John
Loper. of I)es Moines, has command of
the troops. Gen. Prime remains hero.
An Impossible Ticket.
The Pioneer Press has sent us a cir
cular requesting us to give our prefer
euces for tiie various state offices and
for congressman in the coming cam
paign and to indicate the lines an.
issues upon which the campaign should
be run. We gladly do so. Our cboica
is as follows:
For governor, some good honest Republican.
For lieutenant governor; some good hones
For secretary of state, some good honest Re
For state auditor, some good honest pub
For state treasurer, some good honest Re
For attorney general, some good honest Re
iorclerk of supreme court, some good hones!
For justices of supreme court. two good hones
Republicans. . . *
For congressman Second district, soma goo
honest Republicau. *