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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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
which we paid in remission of taxea
about $Itt for each $1 of increase.
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
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
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
"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
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. - • *
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
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
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
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
Especially those who" have met with dis
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
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.
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
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
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
"Well, 1 dun no. unless it is that I
vote the Democratic ticket," was the
frank response.
The Career of \V. A. Chambers,
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.
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.
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
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.
The Political Pot Boiling:,
Likewise the Blood of
Are Warned to Stand Aside
While the Procession
Gallagher Says Minneapolis
Wants Some One Besides
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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.
It Comes to Mihor This op Free
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
«iw tow u.3.fc. y
Has stood the Test of Tims
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
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*
"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.
Our Women Appear to Be Knock-
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
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.

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