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N\V. <. eniplcie files of the (.i.omalwavs kept on baud tor reference, Patrons and friends are cordially invited to visit and avail them K-ivea of the facilities Of our Kasteru cthce ft'ben in New York mid Washington. lun.iVs WWAiHKi:. Washington. Dec. 2ft.—lndications: For Minnesota: Fair; colder in southern and extern portion; north winds. For Wisconsin: Local snow in eastern. fir in western portion; decidedly colder; ti -:u north winds. For Iowa; Local snow in the early morn ing; fair Thursday; colder; north winds. Foi the Dakotas: Fair; warmer in western portion; north winds, becoming variable. For Montana: Fair; warmer; variable Winds. GENERAL OBSERVATION'S. I'mtkii status Department OK AnnicDi.T ti:t, Wkai-hku Bureau, Washington," Dec. -t,. C :4^ p m. Local Time, S p.m. 7.".th Meridian 'I Ime.- Observations taken at the same mo n.em of time at all stations. Flack. I bar.iVr.il PlAca. Bar. T'r. St. Paul.. 3).tj.j i LveU'eHat... :w.H, 10 Ituluib.... 30.66 ' 8w t Cnr'eut — la^.■rc>s^e. Jo.4(i. It : t^uApiieile 31.26 Huron X).fi\ — L Mlntiedoaa..UU.l —It Pierre.... :50.9J —1' Winnipeg. . 31.02 — M > rhead :f .;> |—14 !lort Arthur. 130.66J — 4 M.Vincent. 30.001— it | >—- bisniMrck...l3).'Jtii— l-i Boston SS-2B Williston.T. 3LWJ— 14 Buffalo - -iii 1 avre *»>"S '<) Chicago .... -6-28 ?. ilfcs City.". UK* -■ ilcheyeniie... r.'-:. >0 Helena.. ..30.8 16 Cincinnati.. -'4--8 Ldmonion.: :;:i.S> 2 i.Vontrent 4- 4 lUttleford.'. 31.2" — i New Orleans 42-14 Jr. AlLert ..I New York... t. sliran |.;j.OV Piiuburx — BeJ n ', to. V F. Lyons, Local Forecast Official. V"i ran pet bargains in resolutions for <t lew days now. TnE next rood thins to be pushed along i> New Year's. Haywabd and Ulixt will open the -Nt« \ »ai with resrrets. Boreas didn't go out of business ai-i i all, you see. He was just taking exercise up in Alaska. The Meyers voting machine is guar anteed not tii elect any more Populists than the Australian system. The New York -"?iin will please mako a note of tbe fact that Richard A. WaUh lias parted company with polities. 'I BERK will be a sigh of relief from Tacoma. Wash., to Enstport, Me., when U«v. Pennoyer makes his last grand stand play. The mail earners received more Christmas presents than other mortals, but, generous boys that they are, they gave ihem right away again. It may as well bo divulged soon as late that if a currency commission is appointed, the president will have to go outside of congress to tret it. Editor JruLs Schuahl ami other Redwood Falls temperance people are perspirina* over the fear that the Red rood metropolis will go for license Jan. 8. Ik ms little essay on wolf bounties Treasurer Bobieter brings out the Btartliug fact that not a single wolf was c.iu^lit in Ramsey county in IS'J4. Hard times. Lord Rosebert is afflicted with nervousness that affects his public Bpeakiug. Is it catching? Tlllman. vYaitr, IVnnoyer and Breckinridge aught not to miss it. Several of the nigh rollers among the Republican congiessmeu-elect need to be reminded that their salary does not begin to be offensively personal for :wij months aiter Jan. 1. Dv Maikiki: borrowed the name "'1 rilby" from Charles Nodier's "Trilby, ir the Pay of Argyle." It is not doubted. However, that I>u Manner is wholly fuilty ut the novel "Trilby." In the past twenty-four hours Mr. Cruker has not thought of any more mean things to say about, Cockrau. At last ace.units .Mr. liill was looking out a window, wearing a sphinx-like •mile, anil vigorously saying nothing on New York politics. The first fruit of the Lexow investi tation is the sending of Capt. Stephen ion to Sins? >Smg tor accepting a bribe )t four baskets of peaches. Had Stepbeuson been looking for sour (rapes, they night have been so hi^h tie couldn't reach them. Mr. Gold Reserve's attention should be called to the tact that bar rels of gold are being taken out of the Holy Terror mine in the Black Hills: They sell (told by the ton out there, and a good bosky liar can take out a'mil lion dollars any bright morning before breakfast. Bavixo run the gauntlet of the official canvasses of the county boards, the newspapers, the secretary of »:ate and finally the state canvassing uoard, and still holding his plurality it may now be stated as i, fact that Km'ite Nelaou was elected Nov. G to fill the Dllice of governor of Minnesota. The Journal will now proceed to take back what the lady editors of its Christ inas issue made that paper say. a very clear analysis of the currency problem closes with these words of appreciation strange ones in that paper: ••It was characteristic of Mr. Cleveland to urge i reform which the hour demanded tliuiiKh he could expect little immediate ■sympathy or success. It is a repetition of his action eight years ago in respect to the tariff, and the result will be now R3 then, that greatest good—public edu cation." Tine press of the country has been figuratively holding up its hands iv hor r:n because Mayor Pingree caused two Of iiis horses to be Killed. The aci or !>«troit's mayor do»*» nut in to hare been an inhuman one at all. The fact is that he caused two old horse* wfiioli had served his family for many years to lie chloroformed, because, they had lone outlived their usefulness. On« was a little cart pony, twenty-nine years old, and which had grown so decrepit that it could no lunger eat hay or oats. The other was a carriage horse, only a few years younger, which could scavcvly walk AN AHIjK 1»AI»KK. The official report of State Auditor liiermaun, submitted on the eve of Ins retirement from office, is in the hands of the printer, and will soon be ready for distribution. Advance sheets of some portions of the report nave been secured and appear in the Gi.ork this morning, and from these It will appear that the auditor has a very clear and comprehensive view of the dangers that threaten the resources for th«% support of educational and state institutions. The report sets forth in the clearest manner possible the fact that under the lax and impractical laws of the past the state has sustained heavy losses, and it points out with equal clearness the course that must be adopted to guard against similar abuses in the fu ture. That portion of the report bearing upon the question of pine stumpage and its sale will be read with close attention by those who have followed thecour.seof the pine land investigating committee, and it will be seen that many ot tiie ad mirable recommendations ot the com mittee follow closely the suggestions ol the auditor. We say '•follow" because the auditor's report was in the hands of the primer long before tiie committee's report was formulated, and it will nat urally be presumed that the coinmitteu sensibly adopted the auditor's views in the course of numerous interviews with that official. Of tiie examiners of pine, concerning wtiich the committee had much to say, the auditor makes this recommendation: The law should require that they give bonds tor the faithful and impartial dis charge of their duties, and that examina tions, including those of lauds already cut over. DC made from actual view and In vie tail, in tracts not larger than forty acres or subdivisions approximating thereto The report of these examinations should be veri fied on affidavit of the examiner. A mini mum price per thousand feet for virgin white pine should be rlxed at $;<. aud for in ferior qualities not less than JI.SO. Permits to cut nine tirr.Der should not be- given for a term longer than two years, and extensions beyond that period rarely, if ever. This, it will be observed, is practi cally the recommendation advanced by tiie committee, and is certainly a proper precaution to take. This auditor's suggestions and recom niendations concerning the creation of a tax commission and other advanced propositions are worth the closest at tention of the economist. In the course of the report it is made clear that in appropriating a portion of the fund received from tii« settlement of trespass claims for the payment of attorneys' fees and other expense^ the legislative committee was guilty of the violation of a constitutional provision which declares that such funds shall b« used for no purpose whatever except those specilied in tiie constitutional act. The report is too voluminous to be discussed in detail, but is well worthy of a close perusal by all who are inter ested in good government and tne uiaiii t eiiatice inviolate of the fund for public institutions. "A ROW WI r H" FACT «. If the Pioneer Press read mure and scolded and dogmatized less it would be more accurate in the information it at tempts 10 convey in its editorial col umns. In its ignorance of what the reciprocity treaty with Spain w is, and its mess to say something deroea lory of the Democratic administration, it betrays both by asserting that under the reciprocity features of the Me Kill ley act the markets of Cuba were opened to free access of our products. Tno repeal of that act, and of tlie reciprocal provisions it contained, results, says our erudite contemporary, in the "loss of the immense free markets which Cuba opened to our products, and especially to our flour." Had our ever-zealous and under-in formed neighbor cared to consult the proclamation announcing the negotia tion of that treaty, it would have saved itself the mortification of making so sweeping and so easily detected a mis statement of fact. The "immense free market" in Cuba it "opened to our prod ucts" was not so immensely immense as the Pioneer Press imagines. The October number or the treasury state ment of our exports and imports sum marizes the Cuban trade for the years ending June 30, 1890, to 1894, inclusive. The text of the treaty and these statis tics of trade before and under it fur nish the means of ascertaining the pre cise extent of this "immense free mar ket." The treaty went into effect July 1, IB9Si It was terminated Auk. 28, 1S!)4. This gives two period of two years each immediately preceding and follow ing the treaty to compare its effect in making an "immense free market" for our products. The free list provided covers crude articles, raw materials and a few manufactured articles, all em braced under thirty-nine heads. The most important, in fact, as well as be cause of their exploitation, "are ttiose covering the products of agriculture; all meat products, except fresh; lard,' butter, ehrete: oats, barley, rye, buck wheat, and flour made from them; products of corn, except the meal; fruits, vegetables and buy, ara nil ad mitted free. Corn and cornmeal pay a duty of 25 cents per 100 kilogrammes; wheat, 30 cents, and flour §1 per 100 kilogrammes. Putting the total of the exports of our agricultural produce admitted free into Cuba into the two two-year periods De fore and after this much vaunted reci procity treaty.we are prepared to meas ure its value. Articles— 1891-2. 1893-4 Oats 135,8 m $54,058 Other free... 87,741 07,412 Fruits 124.011 283 9>9 Crease 73,005 57499 Cottonseed oil 10,214 965 Meats and dairy products 7,002,089 10.840 751 Vegetables 834,750 1,775,725 Totals $8,173,354 $12,896,339 Increase, $4,922,985. So this marvel of sagacity increased our free agricultural marfcets to the ex tent ot $4,922,985.^ To secure this train we remitted taxes~on raw sugars, below .No. lG,coming from Cuba during 1983-4, amounting to upward of 180,000,000. Our entire agricultural exports to Cuba in 1891-2 amounted to 111.463.G57. aud for 1893-4 to $19.9:53,303, an increase of t8.«M,61& Our exports of other products during the '91-2 period were valued at $i'.t.502,01ti, and duriug the '93 4 period to *43,459,331, an increase of $15,907,815, or a total increase of some $22,000,000. Ail of these exports, however, were taxed by Cuba except those in the free list given above. The "immense free market" for our produce which the treaty gave over that we had before is one which takes somethine under $5,- OOo.COO worth of our farm produce, for I^TE PAWT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: THURSDAY MOKNING,----'«ifiCß\rßElt-*27,: f,c94. which we paid in remission of taxea about $Itt for each $1 of increase. THK POL 1C If OF COUUAUK. The history of the-Democratic party since the war should leach it* tubers now the utility of courage bordering on audacity. li has tried the policy or masterly inactivity. It has played tllo role of Men opposition, resisting the measures of the dominant party too ofieu out of pure, sheer partisanry, re irardless of their light or merit- And ring all those years it remained in the minority. DisKuiited as the people might at times become with the ruling party they never went far enough to entrust the Democrats with control as long as it pursued these courses. It was a negative quantity; simply the negation of politics. This is not the quality in men that wins confidence, and it is less so with organizations of men. The victory that placed Mr. Cleveland in the presidency in '84 was more the result of the weakness of the opposing candidate than in any positlveness of the party led by Mr.Cleveland, although that quality of his character,' shown while governor, contributed itself to th« campaign and helped win the contest, So far as it went it illustrates, however, the good policy of courage, for it wax the sturdy bravery of the man resisting the corrupt forces In his party when governor that attracted to him enough votes to carry the day. The chief lesson of Cleveland's life is the value of cour age in politics. It was not until Mr. Cleveland, la his message or lssr, coinmitteu his party to the advocacy ot a larger cause than he himself tttea perceived, or, we fear, cared to support.that the party assumed the offensive and began an organized at tack on the policy of the Republicans under the slogan of tariff reform. Lisl le.ssness gave way to energy; earnest ness replaced indifference; trie young men, ardent, enthusiastic, always woii by appeals to their consciences, threw themselves into the contest. Democracy was everywhere militant; it met the enemy with gladness in its heart; it sought the conflict, pushed the cam paigns, driving the ei'.wuy into .self-de fense. Everywhere there was coinage. The enemy in vain hurled at Demo crats that epithet that had made them trt>uil>l c in past years and meet with strenuous denials, that they were "free trader*." Its new cause lost us the presidency. More than that, it lost us all control la the federal government. The house as well as the executive passed into the hands of the opposition. Did the defeat demoralize the party? Did it dishearten them? Croakers there were in plenty then, as now. and cowards, too, who denounced lite new uiovetneut, but the skulkers and malingerers were ignored, and with the high spirit of the courage that nerved them the ranks reformed, and the assault was continued with un abated Mercy. When the national con vention met to again name a president the swelling courage rose to a higher plane and rejected the tariff plank that the timid and conservative ones, the time servers and place hunters, had written, and wrote in plain words their purpose. No national convention of any party ever sat that showed such bravery U did thai Chicago convention. It not only declared its purpose to have pro tection wiped out, but it defied all precc-dbnt and made a man its candidate whose state delegation refused him its support and declared their btate would not give him its electoral vote, a state termed the "pivotal" one. It was solely its audacity, which cour age sometimes takes form in. that re stored the Democracy to power. Un happily for us and the country, the hitch purpose of the party was defeated by men "Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave And blasts them iv their bo.ir of might," and by other men who were overawed by powerful interests, and by yet other men who were not equal to the iespon sibtlity put on them, and timidly .beat before t!ie opposition they encountered. It was not a defeat Mice that of 188S winch we met this year; there was no humiliation in that as then is in this— the shame of solemn promises unkept. But our recent experience points us our course now. It is not iv the direc tion of passivity. Jt is not a rest on our arms. It is not aimless drifting. Above all, it is not a relapse into an attitude of mere fault-finding opposition. If that course is taken; if we stop at what we have dune; if we aceppt the Gorman act as the measure of our purpose and aim; If that becomes the measure of Democracy, then the party may count on a long minority and a deserved one. Cowards and trimmers are they who couusel it. This is no time lor con servatism. It is the time for moie vig orous effort. Courage must rise into audacity. Napoleon was never so dan gerous as when defeated. Our defeat of '8S was the inevitable prelude to tho victory of '92, and if we are true to the later and better influences of the party, and rise to this situation as we rose to that of 'aajjthe deient of ".)4 will be but the prelude to the victory of '9tj. "Men of thought and men of action, clear the way." MR*. CLEVELAND'S LATEST. She Hris Recnine Ito mtl-Faced, Plump and Matronly. The new portrait of Mrs. Cleveland shows thai lady to have become a ma tron of plump proportions. Her pretty coloring remains, but her face, iv losing its girlish contour, has lost much of its charm. But the expression is gentle and kind as ever. Mrs. Cleveland is much absorbed in earing for her two little girls, who are healthy and merry youngters. Both of them are said to look-like- her. The portrait of the young mother re with presented is from a copyright photo graph by Bell, of Washington. Politics and the Pulpit. A great many members of a congre gation near Statesvllle, N. C, have re fused to pay th.'ir share of the pastor's salary because he was a Democrat. Iv another church In the same region a majority of the cougreeatlon applied to the presiding elder to remove the pas tor because of his political faith. 1m South Iredeli, N. C, a prominent Popu list member of a church told the pastor publicly that his salary \voui(l surely bu . in arrears if he voted or worked lurtht? Democratic party. - • * FROM MANY SOURCES. Old Dad Winter has delayed so long that his unusual effort! now will be re ceived witu coldness. lie was sitting on the piano stool preparatory to departure, his hat on the side of his head and his cigar elevated at a sharp angle. "To think.said his sweet little fiancee, regaiuin* him disgustedly, 'that i. an innocent little Kill, should *.et an old, broken down sport for a husband." "Well," he said absently, "don't tear up your ticket yet. 1 may be dlMiuak lifd." Judge Twohy, in speaking of his atti tude concerning the- clamor for the ap pointment of a Ki'Dublieaii as clerk ot the municipal court. Mid to me yester day that no detinue arrangement had been made by Judge Orr and himself, and that it is likely none will be for some little time to come. "At different times," he said, "I have presented to Judge Orr the names of Democratic candidates, but the judtre. bein< a Re publican, could not see his way clear in the matter. As for myself, I have been approached" with the request to appoint a Republican. The Democratic party Ikis done ■ meat deal for me. its actiou in convention was unprecedented, and iam giateful. lam now seeking full aud accurate information as to the best policy to pursue. I'ntil I have satis lied myself, I prefer to remain silent. It is needless to say i much prefer the appointment of au honest, efficient Democrat." Judge Off was equally as non-com mittal. He, like Judice Twohy, has as siduously refrained from advancing the least tin of encouragement to any one ot the score ol candidates. He. auirils that there is good material in the list handed him by bis colleague, but it is plain to be seen that Judge Orr is seek ing to please his constituency as well as to expedite public business. Had he been left to his own opinion, he would long ago have consented to one of the nominees, no doubt, but as it is now a frightful ciamor has been raised abeut him to consent to none but a Repub lican, it may be that a compromise will be effected, and, in the meantime, of course, things will remain as they are. This could and should be effected by t'.e appointment of the clerk by Judge Twohy, and the appointment of the chief deputy by Judgtt Orr. How wiil this satisfy Dictator George Thomp son and Joseph A. WheelocU? Here is a trio of candidates for city attorney, each of which enjoys the re spect, esteem and confidence of the peo ple: John H. Ivfcs. J. C. Michaels and Ed Darragh. Pick the winner. A good Christmas story is related of a printer ami a curtain publisher, which illustrates the rugged nerve character istic of the first, and throws a calcium glimmer upon one phase of the many woes in connection with newspaper publishing. Christmas day came around, as it has a habit of doing once a year, but the "ghost"' had not walked for a moon or two, and the printer was broke, hungry and minus a stand-off. He had no particular kick coming on being broke—he was accustomed to that—but his craft pride and gastronomic capacity rebelled against going hungry on Christ mas day. After a short siege of cogita tion, a happy thought evolved. He would hie himself to the fireside of his employer, explain hi 3 financial embar rassment, draw his attention to his lik ing and capacity for turkey, and await results. Having the long end of the argument there were but two things for the publisher to do—pay up or entertain his guast. He decided on the latter, and the printer reports an excellent "feed" of turkey, wines and cigar* at the publisher's home. This episode opens up a new experience in St. Paul journalism. A GB.\l£KOf7!l SOUTH. Prompt Keplies to Calls for Aiil lor Nebraska Sufferers. Ba.j.Timork, Md.. Dec. 2(s.—The sug gestion sent out Monday evening by the Manufacturers 1 Record in review of the great suffering reported In Nebraska owing to ihK short corn crop, that the South, which has such an abundant corn crop this year, should send a solid train of corn and meat to Nebraska for distri bution, has met with a very cordial re ception. \V. H. Baldwin, vice president ot the Southern railway, telegraphs: "1 note with deep interest your plan to send corn to Western Nebraska to save the destitute people of that state. I have betni privately informed that the condition existing h very bad. lam confident that all railways in the South will arrange to collect "all such ship ments and forward them fri-e. Presi dent Hoffman, of the Seaboard Air line, authorizes the Manufacturers' Record to say that his road will be glad to re ceive ali contributions made from any point on its line,or from any connecting lines, and arrange for free shipments to the West. Bowling Once Illegal. New York Press. "A way will probably be found to evade the law against racintr. just at surely as a waj was found to get around the law against ninepins," said a mem ber of the Lincoln club, of Brooklyn, to me the other day. The club is famous for its interest in whist and bowling. "Few people know," he continues, "that fifty-five or sixty years ago the legislature of New York state passed a law prohibiting the sinful game of ninepins on the ground that there was more or less chance in it, and that bets were frequently laid on the result. The bowlers of those days gofaround the law in the simplest way imaginable. They simply added another pin, called it tenpins, and set up the triangle that is now used in all the alleys. There were no biff financial interests involved, either. You will In id that prizes will be ottered instead of stakes, or some other technical schema will Ira worked otu by the lawyers to lesrnlly permit horse raciug next summer " Sultan's Kelus<*l Recorded. Wasiiixgto.v, Dpc. 26. — Secretary Gresham today stated that he had been informed by United States Minister Terrell that the buUkii had finally re fused the request made by the presi dent that United Slates Consul Jewett be permitted to inquire into ihe state of affairs in Armenia, and that that ended the matter. A TOAST I- OR 1895. IVVritten for the Globe.] We who have lived in the year just ending Will rarely remember thu unfortunate affair. Especially those who" have met with dis aster, The successful this year are somethiug' quite rare. This has been an eventful year: "Forest tires, strike* and bankrupt sales - Have been the order of the day, i fear, I For theM are all quite truthful tales. -.The year ninety,-!our is better in the rear; 1 The year ninety-live, we'll trust in God; We know that lie can make things near With one grand sweep of Ills uoldcn Una. And now, de;ir don't preach hard - t time*: If business prosperity you would proclaim, Drop mis explosion,"'"'l he,..tiieatttulliarii times," 1 Alll let us rise from this woeful bane. Let's Hltoj,*Pthpr join hands again And Dray iliac tie will so ordain, Weil 1.. •!.. .nvrfy .u.'se times torl'orn. • to here's m iii.- ye«r that'll soon bo born. — U«i:b«rt in. Graham. HOT TANALES. That old cair about braying a fool in a mortar was all rtcht in the lime of Solo mon and the other wise guys who con stitutvd the literal i of ancient times, but it doi.'t go now. In tin: Krai place tilt) fool is not brayed. He dues the braying himself. And then he Coesn'l Bat in a mortar. He gels in the legisla ture, The Minneapolis 'limes a as not like the Democratic asMicisjtion's Stand on treu trade. "■ Which branch of the lie publican pmy is Hit- Tunes represent ing, iiiii bow? The Turkish government Is perfectly willing thai the Armenian outrages Shall De investigated— provided il does toe investigating iUelf. Turkey teems to be constructed on the same Rtneral architectural design us the American con it less. Accord!n«r to the New York papers l'hiladelphia is getting to be a very naughty place. Aud this whilo the Lexow committee' is in session. Advertising pays. Only yesterday the Globs published a card asking for the whereabouts of K. (i. Rogers, and before noon Mr. Rogers was seun on the street. Late aspirants for the spoakership, who pulled out of the "race" for vari ous reasons, are- unanimous in the be lief that this is not a good year to be sueaKer, and express the opinion that the darned old chair is no good anyhow. There is a gruesome sort of sueaes tiveness in the idea of locating tiit> rail toad and warehouse commission la the old rooms of the Republican state cen tral committee. The transaction of "railroad" business there wiil be no new thing. The usual bill to remove the state capital to Kandlyolii county is already in course of preparation. Referred to the committee on temperance. The local Republican campaign was made on the promise of reducing the emoluments of county and city offices; but the offices in question are now filled by Republicans, and—it—ah—that's different, don't you know? Two Democrats were discussing the late tree trade manifesto, when one re marked that he didn't believe in free trade, anyhow. "Then what's the difference between you and a Republican?" asked the oilier. "Well, 1 dun no. unless it is that I vote the Democratic ticket," was the frank response. STILLWATrtR NBWft. The Career of \V. A. Chambers, Deceased. George Chambers, of South Still water. If ft yesterday for West Superior and will tetum ihis morning with the re mains of his brother, W . A. Cambers, who died suddenly on Tuesday. De ceased was widely known in the St. Croix valley, St. Paul, Minneapolis and elsewhere, and had, by close applica tion to his business, amassed consider able wealth. He was forty years of agt\ and was for many years in the em ploy of Hon. ?:. W. Durant of this city. He whs a member of tin: StHlwater lodge of Eiks. and the lodge will hold services in its hall prior to shipping the remains to Muscatiue, 10., for interment. A light snow fell yesterday, and log gers hope that a greater amount of the beautiful "ell hi the logging districts. Rufus Goff, who is down from Part ridge, Minn.. sajs that the ground is in excellent condition, and that it will take only a few inches of snow to make roads excellent for hauling. A large force of clerks are. Nt work in the auditor's office getting the tax rolls ready to be turned over to the county treasurer early In January. Judge Willis ton, of He'd Wins, will be in the city today to resume the hear ins: of court cases in the district court. DIDN'T WANT TO BE A HERO. Kx-ICngineer in Hyppolite's Navy isucs for Damages. New York, Dec. 20.—John Benreson is suing Jnahns Hanstett, a ship broker, in the supreme court in Brooklyn for $10,000 damages, and upon the outcome of. the suit hangs the determination of quite a number of actions brought against the same defendant. Bergeson alleges that in April, ISB9, Hanstett en gaged him as engineer upon an Amer ican steamer plying between the West Indian ports; thai when the boat upon which he and three others similarly en gaged were given transportation reached Cape Haytien he and the rest were obliged to go ashore and then to enter the service of Hyppolite, who at the time was at war with I.egitime; that the plaintiff was held practically in bondage for seven mouths, nt the end or which time he was discharged from the Haytien navy,his health ruined. Berge son alleges that Hanstett engaged him in pursuance of an unlawful conspiracy. Hanstett, on th« other hand, alleges that Bergeson understood what services would be expected of him. BREAK maitATBNSD, Siena of Weak-.eg i:\ the 'frank Lines' Agreeitifnt. Chicago, Dec. 20.—Some time ago the lines of the Trunk Line association decided that, beginning Jan. 1, they would elevate the rate on dry goods from Chicago to New York to 65 cents from 50 cents per hundred. They have now decided that they will do nothing of the kind, as several of the lines have refused to sign the agreement. This is the first si an of weakness in the agree ment to put up all east-bound rates after the beginning of the year. The refusal of some lines to elevate the dry goods rate as they had agreed they would do has aroused a strong suspicion in the other lines that when the time conies for the establishment of the new freight schedule it will not go into effect in the universal manner that had been planned. FIXKD UP THK KKKD, New Iran nc. i in mmm I Kates Head y lor Approval. Chicago, Dec. 26.—The committee that is to make the changes in transcon tinental rates, which are to be reported to. the general meeting tomorrow,was in session all of the day and made consid erable progress—so much that they de clared that they would be able to submit a* schedule of transcontinental rates that would, without material change by any of the lines be adopted. No figures were given out b.-f.r.- the report was iiiadu to the general nieeuns;. Krw I eed* r *'. »• *-t. Pan I. SBCBOTGAK, W'is.. Dec. 20.—Work was commenced on the Slteltoygan, &L Paul & Central railroad this fuoruina. The lirst shovel of dirt was turned by Mayor tieele. Speeches were made by leading citizens. The road will con hc'ti this city with the Chicago-St. Paul rallroml. and will lie completed ■ y July I iifxt. .Parties interested mi ihis road are niso connected with the Superior A >>outne.i.sieru, ami it is now thou^iit that road will also uo coiutructeu. A SQUALL BREWING. The Political Pot Boiling:, Likewise the Blood of Statesmen. THE EX-FEDERAL OFFICIALS Are Warned to Stand Aside While the Procession Passes. COUNTRY AGAINST CITIES. Gallagher Says Minneapolis Wants Some One Besides Washburn. The firebrands of politics are begin ning to crackle and the kettle is sizzllne for the least that is soon to lie spread. Although there were but few politicians ii; the city yesterday yet the talk around the hotel* indicated a breathless expect ancy, and the color seemed to be rising to the faces of those who have been looking for a battle of Keuublicui! against Republican in 1. the legislature; There are not enough Democrats in the legislature to cut any figure in helping the contests along, but what there art) will see an Interesting conflict before the senaloiship, the speakership and seme legislative propositions shall be settled. A delegation cf Minneapolis poli ticians were about the hotels all day . Marcus Johnson, the ex-colleclor of in ternal revenue, and Col. Edwards, the ex-collector of customs, both of whom were proteges of Senator Washbnrn, mingled with the crowds in the hoprs of picking up some information that might be of use to their patron, it is said by two or three prominent Repub licans that those gentlemen are hurting the Washburn cause because the rank and tile of the party are Tired «>i the .TEeddlius of men who have held government po sitions for many years. Oue Republican said that the party is tired of Eugene (i. liay, slarcus Johnson and Col. Edwards holding office; and, if Washburn in tends to confer favors upon them in the future, they are determined that he shall never have the chance, lie said that Marcus Johnson's interference in favor of Henry Feijc when that gentle man wanted tiie nomination for con gress soured enough men to defeat his noiu iualion. Alden J. Blethen was at the Windsor yesterday in the interest of Washburn, but soon took Peter Wildt under his wing and left for Minneapolis, As lie left he was asked for an interview by a reporter of the GL.OBK, but, evidently, was not in a good humor, and made a forceful remark indicative of the dis gust that his face seemed to show. His friend Wildt expects to be assistant sec retary of state under the new adminis tration. Jotm Uoodnow and "Tim" Byrnes were two Flour City statesmen who put in the day at the hotels. They are un known quantities in the senatorial con test. The opposition has bean led to believe that these gentlemen are with them, but are leary about taking ttiem into camp for tear the notorious cohe sion of thu politicians of that city will eventually draw them into the Wash burn camp. Mr. lloodnow is known to have said that he did not care a d—n about the senatorial contest, and Byrnes has been heard to say that he did not cart- if the present senator should bo defeated, but, with all this, there is no confidence placed in them by the "antis." Both of them declare to the reporters that they Don't Know a Thing: about politics, yet they seem eager to pick up the comments of others, and have had enough experience in politics to be able to express some opinion on the senatorial question if they so de sired. Hon. Mstt Gallagher, a representative from Minneapolis two years ago, was at the Merchants' yesterday. He is a Dem ocrat ami is not afraid to express his views ou the senatorial situation in his city. Asked how it looks there at pres ent, he said: "It stems to me that Washburn is the candidate of the news papers, but that the people want some one else. That is about the way it stands In our city. It Is all bosh to say that the people of Minneapolis want Mr. Washburn returned to the senate. What did he ever do for the city or for the state either? 1 would like any one to answer that question. He probably has never thought to ask himself that ques tion. What the people want is some . one to represent them, and not a man to entertain in society and do nothing else." A Blunt Ueply. Hon. G. D. Post, of Lake City, is a straightforward man. His seventy ihree years and several terms in the legislature have taught him that frankness is ■ good thing in politics. Ho cave an exemplification of this yes terday. It resulted, however, in the confusion of Representative George F. Wright, of Minneapolis. The two met in the Merchants', and, after an intro duction, Mr. Wright said: "Weil, now does the senatorial matter look?" Country AcaiiiMt < lUch. Mr. Post deliberated but a moment, and then replied: "1 suppose 1 outfit not to say it, hut it seems to be the country against the cities. That is about the situation as 1 find it." Mr. Wright was hardly expecting such frankness, ami blushed for a 1110 ment, lie said something about Mr. Washburn having been a good senator. As the conversation drifted alone ho unwittingly tot nut one of the secrets of the lack of enthusiasm for the sena tor, lie was asktd if the senator would be in St. Paul today and replied that he did not know; lie had passed him on the street in Minneapolis but the senator did not seem to know him. Another gentleman standing by remarked, "That is the way with Mr. Washbnrn. He don't seem to know even the men he is depending upon for votes, and who live. in his own city. lie is a cold-blooded devil." . Frank (iryirla, of Minneapolis, was another W&ahburn worker who was in the city yesterday. Kepiesentative. Baston lias not missed a day for weeks, and, of course, was around the hotels. Hay Ka «-k« Out. Eugene (i. liny, who was made Uniti d States "district attorney by Mr. Wnshbiirn, for . gallant services six years ago, and who had the recom mendation of coming from Indiana hut a tew months before, has quit taking an active interest in the. work tor his patron. This Is' not because he Is not anxious, but because, he has been pulled off. Some weeks ago he was writing tetters to members of the legislature, importuning and even threatening in character, concerning their votes for Washburn. lie was informed by at least one of tho recipients of hisepistlu that the writer proposed to do as he d—d pleased, and did not care for any ex-federal ollkcholder to meddle in the matter, it i» said that Mr. Hay has ad vised that Marcus Johnson, Col. Ed wards and Frank Gryitla had better get into tho background for the good of the service. .They have all been if cent fed eral officers, and the people, construe their activity to mean that they are after new jobs, In case the next admin stratiol) should be Uepuhlican. A \<-« liimini' A*ylum. Senator A. T. Stebbina, of Rochester, is at the Windsor. 11« ha* no opinion to express on the senatorial contest at present. lie is ninrli interested in the matter of insane hospitals, and takes a broad-gaiiye. view of legislation, His position is that a senator should repre sent the wi.olu state, and not be sec tional. For several years he was on th« Insane hospital board. He firmly be- Item that a fourth Hospital should he provided in the. state. He thinks it should be located close to the Twin Cities, so that the unfortunates can be taken there Iron these, cities without the «xi>«-nse of jroiujr so tar. Senator .Stebbins says that 1,000 patients are enutuli for one hospital and on« set of officers, and that it is better to provide a new building than to enlarge the old ones. Thar* are over 1.100 at Rochester, and the place is so crowded that cots on the floors have to be used for some of the patients. The St. Peter hospital is tilling up as fas: as tin* addi tions to the building are completed. lie thinks a tract of land near me Twin Cities should be secured and a hospital erected thereon. He believes the grounds should be large enough to af ford work for the milder patients, out of doors in summer. There are over 2.700 insane, people in this state. The proportion is about the same according to population as other slates. Louk Out Cor >«i <<;> H« Hon. Solomon (i. Comstock left home yesterday morning for St. Paul, but slopped off in Minneapolis. He is pre sumed to have been working up his senatorial boom in thatviiy yesterday. He will be here today anu will doubt less open hea (quarters. It has ueen announced again,positive ly, that the Washbuin headquarters will be opened at the Windsor today. The headquarters for the unknown Sabln canuiitate are open, but that manager will not be then; until Friday. It is rumored that the Nelson boom is being started at Alexandria. The activity among his lieutenants shows that there is an anxiety cropping out in that quarter. Fedauogue* in Politics. The country school teachers in the city are interested in politics to an ex tent, at ltast, that induces them to ask for legislation. There were about two hundred of them at the Windsor last evening. They cone from all the cities and towns in the state to attend the convention now in progress, and are discussing legislation that will be asked for. The principal thing they wish for is the district plan already outlined in the Globe. Prof. Irwln Shepard, of Winona, in discussing the plan, said that it is de sired to secure legislation so that schools may be looked after in districts ot a niucl! linger territory than under the present system. They want to be able to combine two districts, where it can be done, and have fewer officers. It is also desirable that, in time, graded schools may be started in country dis tricts somewhat after the plan iv Wis consin, lowa or Massachusetts. fie says that there has not been much im provement in the country schools for inuny years, and it Is time to devise plans that will advance their standard and facilities for education. He be lieves the day nas passed tor the ••little red school house." and the times de mand a plan that will do away with one teacher having thirty classes, and being powerless to do justice to all of them. It would be economy, in his view, to inaugurate the district plan suggested by the superintendent of public in struction. Prof. Edward Searing:, of the Man kato normal school, is a great admirer of the school work, as well as the repu tation being inside by Prof. McCleary in congress. He thinks there is a brimmer future for the student politician, and, while thinking he is young enouugh to wait tor the title of United States sen ator, yet he would be a more creditable man in the place than some others who have tilled the position. Hotel Observations. Hon. H. E. Craig, of Orrock. Slier burr.e county, is at the Merchants*, He has served in the legislature before, and comes back to the house. He is quite a shrewd gentleman, and declined to com mit himself on any matter pertaining to the legislature at present. He pro fessed ignorance of the fact that his congressional district had adopted the unit rule and declared for (.'apt. Van Sant for speaker. He was non-com mittal when it was stated that it was claimed at the caucus that his proxy was used. John .). Furlong was in the city yes terday. He says that lie will come out ail right in his contest. The conditions are just where they ,vere in the start. he having thiee votes ahead. He is taking evidence and the matter will go to the legislature, but he thinks he will hold his seat. Mr. Furlong says that the canvassing board counted all the contested and blank votes for his oppo nent. Representative Parkei.of Washington county, was in the city yesterday. Be says that his county has not yet decided how they wul vote for speaker. Lemuel I. Hunt, of' Mankato, is at the Windsor. He is a Wnshburn worker, and c;hi:e up to help the cause alontr. He declines to express any opinion as to the situation. Ex-Senator D. W. Hixon is at the Clarendon. lie says that Populism is not dead,but will continue to grow until prosperity comes, and then it will possi bly die out. Farmer (iibbs made his appearance in the city last evening. Asked as to how the speakership is getting along, he said he had nothing new to speak of. lie will remain here and keep a lookout. J. B. Sutton. representative-elect from btillwater, was at the Merchants' yesterday. Key. Mr. Forbes,- of Duluth, is in the city looking after his chances to la elected chaplain of the senate. lie seems to receive much encouragement. Id. A. Hays, of Dulutli, is back in the city working out his salvation as clerk of the senate. THE CHlMvsfrj WALL. It Comes to Mihor This op Free Trade. To the Editor of the Globe. In yesterday's Globs you have an article entitled "Wiiat N<'xt'.' Free Trade," in which yon strike a square blow at a subject which will soon be the leading question politically. The De rat ie policy has lor several years been analogous to the drunkard |3\veat ine off by Dot drinking quite so much. Since the theory that the foreigner pays the tax has been exploded, people are asking- the nisei yes: If we have to pay the expenses of our government, why not walk up and pay it the same as any other bill? To me the present tariff is simply a Bunrtinft, cumbersome, unjust method of meeting those expenses. 1 am ready; together with many others to affiliate with a party th at will adopt such a policy and no forward in a clean cut free trade movement. In observing the attitude or policy. of other nations, wo can anticipate the reply it we ask our neighbor which he had rather be, if possible, an Englishman or a China man; or, in other words, unimpeded .traffic with the whole world, or strict non-in tem.urse. We can raise oranges in Minnesota, but he who would at tempt it for profit would be a lit subject for St. Peter. UespectfUlly. ,„. ■ S. li. I'mi.i ii>s. Clearwaler, Minn.. Dec. 2(5. CnnurcssmnnGcnr Heoovcrinjr. Washington, Dec. 26.— Congress^ man Gear, who was taken sick on Christmas eve, is still confined to his bed. His condition is said to be much improved tonight, however, and he probably will soon oe restored to health. «l;i[n}Hems «amM«ifcCSJ«»ue.'«ii «H^ Mild lotXTn&FiNt iHIP I« MKBCVI 1 3IAKO C9WM t SKKSSOU W «iw tow u.3.fc. y ABSOLUTELY PURE THE OLD RELIABLE SWEET CAPORAL CIGARETTE Has stood the Test of Tims MORE SOLO THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED IN UNCLE SAM'S NAME. OFFICERS Of THE DRTKOIT RECEIVKD HV THE FOPi;. His Holiness Announce* That Ho Is Preparing an Knoyclieal to the American People. Romk, Dec. 2<\.— The pope at.noon to day, in the throne room or the Vatican, received the officers or the United States cruNer Detroit, which recently arrived at Naples with the Vatican rel ics exhibited at the world's fair in Chi cago. Among the officers present at the reception were Commander Newell, Lieuts. Rogers and Marshall, the chief engineer of the Detroit, surgeon and paymaster, Ensigns Evans and Biakely, the assistant engineer and Cadet Hug gins. The American officers were pre sented by Mgr. O'Connell, who ex pressed in their name and in the natn« of President Cleveland thanks for the papal participation in the Chicago expo sition. His holiness replied in terms of great affection, and uralsed the prog ress, activity and liberty of the United States. The speech which the pope- made was delivered in quite a familiar, pleasant manner. His holiness di?pensed with all ceremony, and invited the officers to arrange themselves in the form of a half circle in front of the throne. Then, speaking in Italian, which was* trans lated by Msgr. O'Conneil, the pop* said: "I regret my inability to express in English how pleased i am to receive you who were entrusted by the Amer ican government to bring back the ob iects which 1 sent to Chicago. It is a source of great pleasure to me to recall that these relics were received with honor and were given a place of dis tinction. lam also highly eratitied to perceive the care which the American government took to assure their safe return. 1 feel a lively satisfaction to see the progress which America makes civilization dailj among nations, which it outstrips.although younger. But,while I am happy to see youi nation advance in numerous branches of civilization, I am more particularly pleased to note her religious progress. The Catholic church flourishes, and I desire to see nor more nourishing still. "At the same time, though I express a special, paternal solicitude towards American Catholics, yet it is with pe culiar pleasure that 1 receive you be cause you are Americans. "I hope to publish in a few weeks an encyclical to the episcopacy of the United States and Montreal conveying the sentiments of my especial affection for your country. In the meantime. I bless you all, and when you return to your fatherland tell your families that the pope b!es<es them with the paternal affection which will accompany you in the midst of the iatisu»-s of l,rie ioug voyage you are about to undertake." The last words of the pope referred to the Detroit's voyage to China. All of the officers of the Detroit, al though there was only one Catholic among them, received the papal bene diction kneeling. The American officers visited the Raphael galleries ana the Sistuie chapel before leaving the Vatican. The audience lasted iiaif an hour, and at its conclusion all the officers went to Cardinal Rampolla, the papal secretary of state, and presented their compli ments to him. Later the officers dined at the American college. The facade ot that building and its dining hall were decorated with ihe stars and stripes. Among those present at the dinner were the United S aim ambas sador, Hon. Wayne MacVeach; U.K. Whitehouse, secretary of legation; tna United States naval attache, Ueu. Hardy, ami Rev. Dr. kiordan. THK HE a-ON WHY Our Women Appear to Be Knock- Kneed. To ihe Editor of the Globe. It was no doubt a source of creai de light to the fair sex to learn within tht past week her knees knocked, or, rath er, her "legs showed a tendency to con verge to a point at the knees."' Woman having been termed thu "weaker." has been taken, with all tier Imperfections, as ft subject of ceaseless wonder, and How that the world has grown so tjray we find that even in its dotage woman's claim of mystery siill holds sway. As one of the absurd possessors of such extremities L forthwith took the authors kind suggestion of proving the fact by asking the family physician;and am consequently prepared" to speaK on the good authority of a man's broad views. The "converging tendency" is not dm to weakness or lack of exercise— thi-s by the way, being noted for an age noted for masculine women—but to anatomy, the hips of woman being broader ttiaa those of a man, the thigh bone makes an angle towards the knees. It is due to this point of difference that the sex ot human remains—lon* before Una riding of bicycles and wear ing divided skirts— is determined, and wnich one may easily satisfy themselves by examining the skeletons in any doc. tor's office. Nature has a few laws by which she has ever abided, ana this peculiar ten dency of a woman's leg is one of them; consequently no amount of exercise. either in walking, bicyclu riding, swim ming or any other exercise, will indue* Mother Nature to be changed. It Hie next lime you attend the ballet yon will not* the most active— who nti doubt have had enough exercise to overcome the defect—yon will puruapa discover woman's thigh bone still per sims in slanting towards the knee. To Unry a Friend. A large Dumber of officials of the Gieat Northern road ieft last evening ill a private car tor Palatine, ill., to at tend the funeral of the late K. 1.,. Gibus, auditor of freight receipts, who.died in this city Monday morning, The : uncial will take place today, In the party were General Freight Agent Sinners, Assistant General Passenger Agent Davies, General Barsage Agent Smart, .1. L. Cramer,F. E. Draper, J.W. Smith, C. li. Cannon and W. & Alexander.