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4 i mr-jin rv 4XT XT shut out theother party; from public UAUjI later season this will not work, as the demonstrations ate OFFICIAL. PAPER OF THB CITY held in live open air mainiy. The rain secret, good for an entire county, is 16 PUBLISHED EVERY DAY be had for $2,500. TJie party sets 5" at the oi.obe iMJiri)iNG, possession of it can arrange to drown CQJtNER fouktii and cijDAU STUB3TS. out with a bit? rain the attempted meetings of the other side.

This might not be quite courteous, bat everything is said to be fair in politics. In North Dakota Republican committee is offering prizes to persons who will discover any reasons etcept the Fr.AXAGAX one why good citizens in that state should vote lie Republican ticket. It would be much simpler tint more efieL-tive to open the rain faucets lor the goo.l of lie party. The other fellows could be deluged in their political attempts, or rain withheld from sections that vote wrong. The possibilities in a monopoly of this aquous secret are not easy to anticipate.

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St. Pnul, Minn. Eastern Advertising Room 76, Trifcnne Building, New York. Complete files of the lobe al kept on hnnri lor reference. Patroni and friends are cordially invited 10 visit and avail themselves of the facilities of our Eastern Office while 3 New York.

TODAY'S WHAT HER. Washington, March For Iowa: Occasional light showers, followed by clearing weather; colder during lha night. For North" Dakota: Light rain or snow, followed by Clearing weather; north winds; generallycolder. For South Dakota: Generally lair Saturday and Sunday; north winds; colder in eastern portion. For Minnesota: Light showers; colder; winds shifting to west.

For Wisconsin: Increasing cloudiness, with occasional light showers; south winds shifting to west: colder Saturday night. For Montana; Showers in east portion, fair in west; north Winds; colder in east portion. GENERAL, OBSERVATIONS. i United States Department op Aoriudlt-oke. Wbatuer Bureau.

Washington. March 5, p.m. Local Time, Bp. m. 75th Merid- Observations taken at the same moment of time at ail stations.

EG Place of oSSgj' place of Observation. -a, Observation. 9 5 cr a St. 29.78 52 Miles 2tf.80 38 Dululh 29.90 iW'. 30.12 34 La 29.80 50 Ft.

Huron 40 29.74 38 29.68 is Calgary 415 St 20.74 3S 29.78 34 29.72 34 29.78 34 42 Med'e 29.8S 34 T. V. Lyons. Local Forecast Official. WITHOUT BLAISE.

The Minneapolis convention will break the Republican record, running back nearly two decades, in not having the name of Blaixe for other use than to- round out sonorous periods and fire the hearts. The effort in lowa to cover certain schemes with the Blaixe cloak a failure. Since Gisaxt was elected the second time, every Republican convention has had more or less of Btaineisrri. Col. famous nominating speech was made at Cincinnati in June, 1876.

In that convention Blaise had 391 votes on the first being required for a choice. He gained slowly to the sixth ballot, reaching 308, the other-vote being divided between a half-dozen candidates. A combination was necessary to his defeat, and it was affected by taking up the negative and comparatively unknown Hayes, under the lead of QoxKLiXG, who had about 100 votes himself. At the next convention, in ISSO, Blaise had a trifle smaller on the first ballot, pi 291. The senatorial syndicate, Coxklixg, Logan and Camkkox, were determined to beat him, and.

massed their solid column of behind the potent name of Grant. There have been few greater convention contests this at. Chicago. It lasted ten days, and on the thirty-sixth ballot was ended by the nomination of The third struggle came in June.lß34, for the first time the persistent man from Maine won from the inability of the opposing forces to concentrate him. The man who had fought him so long had begun to weaken.

Blaixe had 334 votes on the first ballot, with 407 necessary to a choice. Arthur led the opposition with 278, Edmunds, Looak and SHKBMA3 having most of the others. On the fourth ballot Blame bad 541 votes and was nominated. In the election he came near enough to see into the promised land, but was not permitted to enter. Those who had so relentlessly fought him in the party were probably able to turn votes enough him in New York state to compass his defeat.

When the convention met at Chicago four years ago, it was conceded that Bi.aixe could have the nomination on the first ballot, if not by acclamation. Although he had taken his name out of the list, he still had thirty-five delegates who could not irive him up, just as he will probably have a few at Minneapolis. But his name will not be presented as a candidate. It will be the first Republican convention in two decades where will not be strongly felt in the action had. Harrison will be nominated without any expression of the Blaise wishes.

RAIN IX POLITICS. Frequent reference has been made to the conceit that rain can be produced at will by a secret process, perhaps sugirestive of the Keeley injection to reform inebriates. By chemical agencies it is understood there are infusions in the atmosphere that attract the moisture and induce it to fall upon the thirsty earth. People are Inclined to be incredulous in regard to the ability of mediums in a dark cabinet to induce the spirits of the departed to take on the bemblance of the discarded human form, until they witness the exhibition with their own eyes. So those who have not been the clouds evolved from the clear sky and made to do benefit cent duty in refreshing the arid earth are apt to treat the subject with levity.

But MELBOURNE, the original of the dispensation, is in Mexico, and reported to be doins a great business in a humid way. Like other discoverers of wonderful things at times, he has been unable to protect himself by patents, and numerous companies claiming to possess his secret are offering to make rain contracts in Kansas, South Dakota and elsewhere. One of tliem announces that it has ten operators in California who are meeting with meat success. It offers to give a rain trial in any county for $600. That is evidently quite reasonable, if the payment is conditioned upon the rainfall at date.

In Arizona a company offers to furnish all the. rain wanted in two importattt counties at one cent an acre. That is absolutely cheap. This is the effect of competition in sn industry that has no tariff or patent protection. As this is the great political year, it is possible that the partisan committees may see a "snap" in it.

In the hot campaign now going on in the little state of Jihode Island, in many of the towns it is said the alert committeemen of one party or the other have hired every public hull for each night till the election to SILVER KNGLAM). It might seem from recent debate in congress that the United States was the only country that ever experienced difficulty with an equalization of its coinage. This is far from being true: At the present day free silver coinage has driven from the market in Mexico. The history of France previous to the issue ot assignats exhibiti the same difficulty. Two hundred years ago the same conditions troubled Germany, and continued until the adoption of an honest comparison of the relative value of coins.

The GLOBE has been favored with a copy of the Londo.i Magazine for December, years ago. Under the editorial head, "Some Considerations on the Cause of the Scarcity of Silver Coin, With a Proposal for a Remedy Thereof, 1 it says: "About 150 years ago. in tha forty-third of Queen Elizabeth, the mint settled the standard fineness of the silver coin of England to be 11 ounces 2 pennyweights, or 222 pennyweights, fine silver, and 18 penuyweights of alloy in every pound-weight Troy of 1- ounces. The pound weight of standard silver was to be cut in pieces, nominally called shillings, which in currency were to pass for Kid each. So long as the market price of standard silver does not exceed the coinage price, nor the proportion of our silver to our gold coin exceed the proportiou subsisting among our neighboring nations, so iong there can be no profitable temptation to melting, exporting or bartering the silver to the loss of the Dation.

But if the market price of silver exceeds the coinage price about 4 or a or or 8 per cent, such profit will be sufficient temptation to melting, exporting or bartering the silver coin till all the heavy silver money be drained away to the loss of the nation. Or if the coinage price of our gold coin exceeds the market price, hereby the proportion of silver to gold suflieiently exceeds the proportion subsisting among our neighboring na tions; in this ease also, the heavy silver money may be drainsd away to the loss of tne nation." In this editorial, written 130 years ago, the writer dwells particularly upon that period when the intrinsic value of silver was far greater than it now is. Farther along in his deductions the writer shows that the same comditions surround the coinasre of gold. The entire argument is against the debasement of either silver or gold. He draws his illustrations from silver because at that time silver was being drained from the country because it was worth more, coinage standard, than was gold.

Against this disparity between the two metals the writer inveighs strongly and offers a remedy. He proposes to raise the future coinage price or value "by increase of tale in coinage in conformity to the governing market price on the average of the last ten or twenty years." In other words, the writer very sensibly recognizes the fact that the markets of the world always fix the intrinsic value of money, wherever coined, and he proposes to honestly adjust that value at home. It would seem that some of our modern statesmen wero a long way behind this ancient writer in sagacity, if not in honesty. WHAT IS MEANT. The Democratic convention in North Dakota this week gave every evidence of having behind it an active, harmonious and hopeful party.

In that state the Democracy makes its debut into the arena of national conflict with most encouraging exhioition of strength and address. If it does not carry the state En November it will not be from supineness. The action in relation to the presidency fully met anticipations. Cleveland is the first choice, with a Western man as a close second. Aspirants who had other favorites were denied place upon the delegation to Chicago, although in some instances most zealous workers.

No instructions were given, it was not desired to embarrass the delegates in case it were found after conference at Chicago to be inexpedient to go to New York for the candidate. An index to the feeling in most of the Northwestern states may be had in this, the declarations in favor of Mr. Cleveland, after allowing for admiration of a massive personality, having their chief incentive in the fact that he is the most forceful and concrete expression ot the tariff reform issue. No insistence upon his name at the expense of party welfare is intended. It is, however, insisted that the one selected shall be clearly recognized as fully in line with the ex-president on this chief est issue.

There is to be no faltering or hesitancy on this point. The Dakota action means a strong probability that the Western man will be deemed the most available. AN IRIDESCFVT DREAM. C. J.

BuEi.L.who is Henry GEORGE'S apostle to the Minnesotans, blew into the recent Democratic county convention with a proxy from the interurban district. Btkll, has long been a terror in Minneapolis, surcharged with the spritof controversy, endlessly agitating, rousing ever his fellow citizens to a reexamination of their economic faith, valiantly tilting against windmills, as well as against the strongly entrenched fortresses of conventionalism. Dan Lawler gave him his opportunity Thursday by appointing him chairmau of the committee on resolutions. Why any resolutions were needed on such an occasion did not not at first appear, but when the single-tax advocate had shied a sentence or two at the delighted assembly everybody was prepared to admit that a county convention without resolutions was as incomplete as a New England dinner without pie. If there are any carping skeptics in the cutside world who do not believe this, let them chew over this linguistic mastodon of Buelt-'s divising for an hour or two: The great wort of reforming our national system of taxation has given to our party an issue, and has gathered around that issue a party of honest, earnest, determined men.

pledged to take no step backward, but, making "progress" our watchword, go on with the fight until the last vestige of unjust taxation shall be destroyed and the ancient Democratic principle of equal rights for all and special privileges for none shall become a reality lustead of an iridescent dream. Here is Donnelly outsaged and Erwin uptreed. "An iridescent dream" is good. We have a Daniel come among us, and that, too, from Hennepin county. It has been mentioned that Cleveland, 0., has 500 applications for divorce on file.

An indication of why that place is getting so much of the business is THE SAINT "BAVL DAILY PATH DAY MOPvNING, MARCH 26, 1892. perhaps had in the statement that in one of the courts there one day this week two wives were divorced from the same man. That is a notch ahead of the South Dakota mark, but may be reached. THK BUM) BILL. The Gr.ourc liopes that the vote of Thursday will end the Bf.AXD bill for the present session, at least.

There has been a free debate and a fair tight, and it has been made clear that opinion is very evenly divided. Let the measure now rest for awhile, and each congressman. returning to his constituents, test their views on this important question. At the last election it was not an issue before the people, and many a platform was adorned with a free coinage plank by workmen who- knew not what they were building. Now the subject has been discussed, and the light of research brought to bear on its dark places.

The whole matter after this ventilation is in a condition for careful examination by tiie thoughtful. It is their representatives' duty at this stasre to give them an opportunity, if they have changed their minds, to say so. This is the programme not only ot justice, but also of expediency. The paramount problem bjfora the present house is the tariff. For the consideration of this it was elected.

It not yet too late for it to be brought into thu prominence it deserves. But this cannot be done if the currency agitation is continued a bit further. Witii protectionism as the issue, the Democracy will win in the coining presidential campaign. Here it is united for an aggressive victorious campaign. On the silver problem it is divided, and division means wAkness and defeat.

Mr. Blaxd has had his say. Now let his bill be shelved, while something more important is taken up. THE LOCAL. STRIKERS.

The Globk is clad to note that the strikes among the employes of both the West Publishing company and the Minnesota Shoe company have been settled. Organization is a good thins for workingmen, because It protects them from oppressive resralations and unfair reductions of vvasres. On the other hand, it carries with it the danger of too great aggressiveness and recklessness of bearing. In the present instances there have prevailed self-restiaint. fair-mindedness and courtesy.

The auorers have spoken kindly of employers, and the employers of their men. Each side thought that it had a grievance, and has insisted on its removal. Iv the end each side has yielded a little, and there has been a successful compromise without loss from protracted idleness and suspension of business. All this is an evidence of the proper spirit. It is also an evidence of local prosperity.

Had the publishing company or the shoe company been sufferi 1 tr from duji times, they would not nave yielded an inch. But profit awaited every piece of goods both conld turn out, and they could not afford to be interrupted by abstract discussions or hairsplittings. If laborers have to strike at all, such a seasou is the best one for the venture, and the method of settlement followed is the happiest conceivable. HOW liONW TO IjIVE. The senate one day this week passed a bill increasins the pension of a widow of the Revolution from to per mouth.

As the lady will be a full century old when the next president is inaugurated, it is not probable that the cost of her enlarged pension will be much to the treasury. It is nearly 110 years since the last gun was fired in thu Revolutionary war, but the pensioners still number twenty, the youngest of them but seventy-five years of ase. Of the number six are between seventy and eighty, and may live twenty or more years yet. It is to be hoped they will. It has a rather odd appearance that the widow of a soldier should be living 130 years after the close of a war.

but it is to be reasible without phenomena! longevity. Neai, Dow, the father of the prohibition system in Maine, is likely to outlive his offspring. It has been clung to there more than forty years, and the people are getting very tired of it, as it fails to do the work claimed for it. License with local option is the policy com i ug into favor. Next Tuesday, March 20, is the date Prof.

Totten has selected as the beginning of the grand terrestial wind-up. People who do not remember such things easily will do well to tie a string about the finger with the date on it. Such events should not be missed. The question is an open one in New Jersey whether a woman is justified in shooting the gallants who come to serenade her daughter with "Annie Kooney." If the author is in jail for stealing, the strains are as sweet as ever. These are neariy three months yet to the Democratic national convention, and the kiuks may come out of several things in that time.

Ohio now has a state law that shuts up all barber shops Sunday. Saloons may do their work, but every man must shave himself. IVES AND SL.OSSON, The Student's Challenge Accepted for May. CrncAco, March Frank C. lyes today formally accepted George F.

Slossonvs challenge to play him for the emblem, the championship of the world, at foui teen-inch balk line and $500 a side. The young Napoleon notified the donors of the trophy that he would accept Slossons challenge and stipulated that the match should be played between May 15 and 25, the exact date to be fixed hereafter. Ives had left up a forfeit of $250 when he drew down his prize money from the Schaefer match. He has refused ail offers to play in New York, and Slosson must now face his young opponent in Chicago. COLTS BKACE UP.

They Played All Around the Clevel antlers. Hot Springs, March The Chicagos won the game this afternoon with Cleveland. The latter were very much off both at the bat and in the field especially. Tebeau, Childs and MeKean, whose seven errors at critical points let in six runs. Uutchinson pitched the first five innings, and but four hits were made off his delivery.

Luby relieved him, and was almost as successful in his work. Schriver played a faultless first base in place of Anson, who was taking part in a pigeon shoot at a suburban resort. He was credited with fifteen put outs, no errors and a home run, which was the longest hit ever made on the home grounds. The score: Chicago 34000100 Cleveland 0 Earned runs, Chicago 1, Cleveland home run, Shriver; Dungan, Luby, Tebeau: struck out, Duugran, Schriver, Lawrence, Hutchiusou, Kittridge; left on bases, Chicago 7, Cleveland 8. The National Tipple.

The Germans of their beer are fond. The Freuch their native wines acclaim. The Scotch for "hots" inordinately yearn. The Yankee always takes -the same." -New York Herald. SUNRISE SIGNALS.

When all the booms are sandbagged. Aud soundly put to sleep Save then the stricken deer Will surely go and weep. A club called the Cercle Francais has been organized at Cairo for the- furtherance of French interests in Egypt. Is this iii? the nature of a direct attack upon the i presidential boom -of Col. i Bill Morrison? The colonel lives perilously near Egypt, and it be hooves him to square himself with cle." Isn't the daily announcement that Senator 'Sherman is not a presidential candidate becoming a trifle monotonous? Will those peo- ple who say he is please stand up counted? It will not take long.

A correspondent of au Eastern discusses the question: "Does a man own his own wife Theoretically, yes. tically, it dep3nds somewhat upon the wife, out a great deal more npon the husband. I. Th3-C'olog ie Gazstts made some remarks about the kaisers famous Brandenburg speech, and was immediately prosecuted lese majeste. Probably the Kaiser thought' that the remarks of Cologne newspaper smelled to heaven.

-3 It is whispered that Joe Cannon, of Illinois, will try to secure an election to the next congress. Tbe worst feature about this is that Joe Cannon's mouth will run on the same ticket. It is confidently believed iv certain quarters that the Bland wing of the Democratic party is taking a ou th.3. "short dollar." THE EARLY STBAWBEBBT. Rattle its bones Over th a stones; It's only a strawberry Wbich nobody owns.

And why? Because the price is so blamed high. Free Press. Battle its bones over the stones: It's only an oyster which nubody owns. And why? Because gentle Spring is so nigh. It may be pedantically objected that the metaphor concerning the oyster is faulty in the fact that an oyster has no bonea.

I extenuation ot this serious lapse in style and in palliation of the figure of speech employed, we earnestly urge this argument: Neither has the strawberry. The irascible Mr. Ingalls celebrate 3 his reappearance on the political surface by alluding to Mr. Cleveland as a "wooden man." Typical Republicanism needs no further test of Mr. Ingalls' loyalty to the party.

Kudyard Kipling is said to have taken a great fancy to Vermont during his honeymoon there. Undoubtedly. Spruce gum and maple sugar go a long- ways toward making a honeymoon endurable. It was generally supposed that for the passage of the bill iv the lower house everything had been creased for the occasion. Why this painful hiatus? The Bnshnell creditors have Deen holding a meeting.

The Bushnells themselves are understood to be holding a picnic down in the soft, voluptuous clime of Australia. Your true spring poet is as receptive as the Louisiana lottery. All is poetry that comes into his net. Now there is H. C'ee Clyde, of Chicago.

As exchange editor of the Chicago Globe he seizes a copy esteemed contemporary, and reads therein the thoughts that breathe and words that burn regarding the alleged advent of early spring. The style and logic leave their impression on his plastic mind. H3 his pen and writes: j. I love to see the little birds That sing upon the tree, oK: For they foretell of balmy, soring. )f: That season dear to me.

nii I take my winter gear down town His And sell it very cheap. When I arise next morn I The snow ten inches deep. There is a most excellent reason for the preseut qoiescent state of Secretary Blaine'a presidential boom. At precisely 4 o'clock, some one of these fine afternoons he will proceed to steer the ship of state smack up against Lord Salisbury's port quarter. It is thought that the introduction of Mr.

Milis iuto en.3 United States senate wili prove as beneficial as au electric shock in a case of catalepsy. Who killed Stanford Xewel? said the P. P. easy, yon see. Ididuwith editorial gruel." A distinguished professor hus discovered that the ordinary bacillus detests tobacco.

This, doubtless, accounts for ttie fact that Si. Paul bacilli invariably refuse to tako passage oil the I a. m. interurban. street car line.

One good thing will result (o the world if tbe Drayton-Borrowe scandnl results in blowing Ward McAllister from the leader ship of New York society. GERRYMANDER LAID OUT. Wisconsin's Democratic gerrymander, in the judgment of the supreme court, was entirely too Chicago Tribune. No crime, except that of high treason, is more heinous than that which seeks' to deprive legally qualified voters of a full and free exercise of the right of suffrage. The gerrymander, wherever or by whomsoever used, is an infamous assault upon the liberties of the people, Inter Ocean.

The decision will necessitate the calling of an extra session of the legislature to pass a new apportionment law to govern the next election. Thus greediness on the part of a political party will cost the taxpayers thousands of dollars, and the party responsible for the law is not now a whit better off. Chicago Mail. But putting aside the extraordinary character of the decision, public senti- 1 ment generally will uphold it. The idea of a gerrymander is repugnant to a free, government, and its practice should not be tolerated.

The Democrats in Wisconsin, of course, simply followed the pernicious example set by the Republicans so Chicago Herald. The supreme court of Wisconsin has decided unanimously that the gerry-' 1 mandering apportionment passed by the present Democratic legislature for the purpose of keeping the control of that body in the hands: of that party in violation of constitutional ments and is null and void. No one can. say that this decision is a partisan for of the five judges three are erats and two are Chicago Tribune. The result of this decision will be ito put an end to this particular phase of gerrymandering everywhere.

When it is settled that a much smaller number of people cannot be given a voting er in the legislature equal to or exceed-, ing that given to a much larger number; of people legislatures will be forced make fairer apportionments than they do 7 now, and the probabilities of that party which carried the state as a whole carrying the i legislature also will be much Chicago Tribune. The decision is probably correct. Bat the conclusion in many minds is irresistible that if the gerrymander had been made by a Republican instead of a Democratic legislature nobody would have thought (of attacking its legality, and even if such an attack had been made the chances would have been that the same court which has just held the Democratic measure invalid would have sustained an equally partisan Re' publican apportionment, and never doubted that was doing its whole Chicago Herald. Transformed Into a Fiend. Ram's Horn.

V. Tbe time when a woman has no mercy is when she gets a mouse in a trap, i CAUGHT IN CORRIDOfeS. A. S. Crossfield, clean-shaven and agreeable as usual, arrived in St.

Paul yesterday morning and will spend a day or two in looking after business matters. Mr. Crossfield has taken a great interest in the opening, of the Sisseton reservation, which will mean a great deal for Brown's Valley, and has frequently, during the last few months, been mentioned in connection with the Republican congressional nomination In the tiew Seventh district. This, however. Mr.

Crossrield declared yesterday would amount to nothing. "I am not a candidate for the he said, "and would uot accept the honor if offered to me." "Can yoa name the probable nominee?" "I think so," waa the response. "In my opinion the nomination will go to oue of two men. A. E.

of Kandiyohi, can have it if he wiir accept, I think is hardly likely, from reports I have heard. If Gov. Rice does not desire 'it, ex-Congressman C'omstock will be the man. I do not understand why Mr. Rice should refuse the honor.

I believe he cau be elected. And, do yon know," he said, turning toa well-known Third district leader of thfr Republican party, "I never could see lia. refused the Third district nomina: tion at Snakopee four years when ex- Congressman D. S. Hall was nominated." I "He had only to say that he would acccept to get it that time," remarked the Red Wing man: "I was surprised atJiis refusal." " not fear Maj.

Strait?" queried another member of the party. "You will remember that Maj. Strait was defeated but once in ali his different rum for congress. This defeat happened in 1878. and ex-Lieutenaut Qov.

Rice was the man who lead the revolt against the Shakopee man. Maj. Strait has a long memory, and I think Mr. Rice was afraid to make the race agaiuat Judge McDonald, a fellow- townsman of Mr. Hon.

W. H. Robinson, of Mayville. who was a member of the upper house of the first legislator? of his state, arrived in St. Paul yesterday, and wilt remain several days attending to business matters.

Senator Robinson was oue of the Republican leaders at that session, and still takes a lively interest in political matters iv North Dakota. In his opinion the Democrats of that state are practically solid for the renomiuation of ex- President Graver Cleveland, while the Republicans are much the same state of mind towards Presideut Harrison, iiow, that Secretary Blame is out of the race. Senator Robinson not making any predictions on the coming senatorial contest in his state, but admits it will De rather lively. Clarke Chambers, ot Owatouna, was a familiar figure in the Merchants' lobby yesterday afternoon. Col.

Chambers is largely interested in some'of the best mines on the Mesaba range, aud. wnile he is keeping hts coat on and refusing to Decoma in the least excited, there are few men who are more confident over the outlook. The main reason for this confidence is the fact thnt he did a great deal of prospecting in that section long before 'the idea was very general that there was any iron ore in the new district. Col. Chauncey L.

Baxter, of Perham, who seems to be in the lead for the Democratic congressional nomination in the Seventh district, was in the city yesterday on his way home from Duiuth. Mr. Baxter is a young man who has already made his mark at the bar. He comes of good Democratic and legal stock, being a sou of Judge L. L.

Baxter, of Fergus Falls. Senator Henry Keller came down from Sauk Center yesterday aud will remain in tbe city several days. L. C. Simons, one of the best knowu citizens of Atwater, is at the Merchants W.

VV. Dunningtoii, of Washington. D. is domiciled at the Ryan. Ex-Congressman John V.

Chicajfo, spent yesterday in St. Paul, the guest of Hon. Dan Lawler, Assemblyman J. J. McCafferty and Tom F.

Martin, who drove him around the city and pointed out all its attractions. Mr. Finerty lectured in Minneapolis Thursday evening, and last evening returned to Chicago. He was averse to talking politics, declaring that he had left that field of activity aud was now attending to bnsiuess and lecturing. He was accompanied cx-tenator M.

13. Hereby, also of Chicago, orte of the Drightest and ablest of the Windy City 'Air. Hereby is cpnfidjein that the Illinois Domocracy will mate a good report in the next election. "The chances are," he said. "that Illinois will be found the Democratic column this year, especially if that "grand old Senator Palmer, is made our standard-bearer." Senator Hereby, like Mr.

Finer ty, was greatly pleased with what he saw of St. Paul and declared that it is'the handsomest city in the West SEEN ON THE STREETS. It behooves one in these days of bottomless pits at every corner, and mud in the middle of every block, to keep on tha good side of tbe street cur conductor. As the representative of a grasping soulless corporation, he is an important cersotiaare. and whether he jams you in the ribs with bis elbow, as he crowds up front for fares, or leaves jon standing forlornly on the corner.

as his ear whizzes merrily by, he is an autocrat, and the haughty airs of the passenger don't go down with him at all. Now, women, as a. sex, are adorable, but here and there angels weep to observe the exceptions that prove the rule. Yesterday a woman came dowu town ou the Grand avenue line. She had a particularly unpleasant and diabolical child with her.

Sne made the car wait for her while she coaxed that youug hopeful along till the naud of every woman in the car itched to spank the child. The conductor finally told her to hurry suppose he should have said, "Make haste," but he didut. He said, "Hurry up and he said it with the accent on every syllable. Thnt woman, as she climbed aboard the car, stopped, well, the things she saia to him were not profane, but they were expressive. She called him a brute in the most vicious way imaginable, and the child kicked at him.

Conductors, you know, are after all human, and though this one said not a word, he kept thiukiug and thiuking all the way down town. Finally, the woman scowled at him nnd jerked her head toward a cros3 street. He nodded, and then with an instinct for revenge one couldn't blame him for having, he brought that car to a halt at the biggest mud puddle in towu. Madame didn't see it till too late, and as she went in up to her ankles, the brute ou the bacfc platform smiled ingenuously. The milliners' shops just now are wildernesses of artificial flowers.above which bends that deceptive woman who promises yoa solemnly a new bonnet for the reception Tuesday, and senas ie home the Friday after.

Some of the flowers are dreams of beauty. Some of them the milliners ought to be boiled alive for showing. Wheat of every imaginable color is a novelty of the season, and the "Btteainers," which have been out for a decade or more, promise to be revived. The majority of the hats are pretty, but one in the showcase of a fashionable milliner is a cause for nightmare. It is a small affair of blapk lace straw, flat and unobtrusive.

The front is really pretty, but at the back is a bunch of downy thistles, in the center of eaah of which lies a hideous, irridescent green worm. Some woman no doubt will buy it and wear it, but if it doesn't result in a divprce, why, men. are not what they ought teibe, that's all. Disarmed and Disbanded. Memphis, March The colored military Tennessee Rifles company disbanded today as a result of the action of Judge Dubois in ordering the arms of the company confiscated during the excitement following the lynching of the three uegroes recently.

The judge feared the members of the company might attempt to avenge the lynching and tse the guns at their armory to that end. $18,000 for a Husband. Washington, Ind Mi March Mrs, Sail ie Myer. was awarded 18,000 damages here today against John raeter for the killing of her husband near Bald Knob, Arlc, year i ago. Graeter is a wealthy resident of YinceQness.

The murdered man -5 was Isadora Myer, a drummer for a New York house. The salt was for $30,000. 7 WILLIAM E. RUSSELL, Biographical Sketch of a Young Man Born for High Honors. Brilliant Political Career of the Prominent New Englander.

His Name Linked With Palm" er's to Head a Democratic Ticket. Though Young- in Years, He Is Old in Skill and Judgment. The most striking figure developed in Massachusetts politics in the last twenty years is Gov. William Eustis Kussell, who is now mentioned for the vice presidency as a mate to Gen. John M.

Palmer on the national Democratic ticket, says the Chicago Herald. An able, ready speaker, with pronounced ideas on public questions which he can state clearly, attractive in his personality, young, brilliant and a shrewd politician in the cleaner sense, he is the young man's ideal statesman. William Eustis Hunsell was born in Cambridge, Jan. 0, 1857. The fact that he is only thirty-five years old has been repeated a Rood many times of late, and it is suggested that tie is altogether too young and too inexperienced for higher honors than he has enjoyed for the present.

In 1882, when only twenty-five old, he was elected to the common council of the city of Cambridge, where he has aJways lived. He showed marked ability, and the next year he was elected alderman. His conduct and grasp of affairs was such that the following year he was re-elected almost without opposition. In ISBS he was a candidate for mayor, and was elected by a handsome plurality. He was re-elected mayor in the three following years, 1886, I(M7 and 1888.

Having served his city seven consecutive years, he now sought a rest; his business was also increasing, so that further attention to politics was not wise. OHe was not long allowed to remain in private life, however, for that same year he was called upon to lead the Democracy of the state in wiiat proved for the time to be just as forlorn a hope as it had been for many years. It was in that year that the young men cot possession of ttie management of the party, however, and the upbuilding of the present organization was commenced. Mr. Russell was defeated for governor by Gov.

Ames by a plurality of In the following year Rtissefl was again nominated, and a very vigorous tight was made. He was defeated by Josiah Quiiicy Adams by only (5,775 votes, a decided gain for the Democrats, lv 18'JJ he was again nominated, and to the consternation of his opponents elected by plurality. Mr. Russell was renominated last year and again elected by a large plurality. It was during the four state campaigns that Mr.

Russell developed his great personality, or. at least, showed the people who and what he is. His capacity for hard work is surprising, and through those campaigns he went up and down the state, night and day, talking everywhere and to every one. Ilis speeches, hurriedly prepared a good many times, were full of Democratic doctrine, hard argument and intense loyalty to his state and his cause. He made friends by the thousands.

Men who thought it sacrilege to nominate so young a man met him. talked with him, and tiiey parted firm friends. He went down to Gloucester, the greatest fishing port in the world, and delivered a speech to the fishermen calm, unreasoning "down-East Yankees "-ana when the returns came in from ihat district it was found that the Democratic gain had been enormous. Neverltlade a Political Elista kc. One of the most singular and ever surprising facts about this man, the youngest governor but one the state ever had, is this: He has never yet made a political mistake, in tiie state and national campaign of he made fifty-five public speeches on the tariff issue.

Not to this day has a Republican orator or a Republican newspaper proved the political falsity of one statement made in those speeches. During his first term as governor he made more than 200 executive appointments. Challenged to a public debate last October, Henry Cabot Lodge, representing the Republicans, in Music hall, Boston, spoke on the Democratic state administration. Of the appointments he found only three to criticise. The Democratic speaker who followed read more than a dozen letters from Republican politicians asking that two of those three appointments be made, and the third was shown to have been beyond the control of Mr.

Russell. Gov. Russell cannot be termed a great lawyer; his actual practice at the bar has been so much interrupted by his political life that he really has as yet had no opportunity to display great talent. His activity as a politician, however, has given him great familiarity with the constitution, both of the United States and of the New England states, and the laws relating closely thereto, and the corporation business of the firm of which he is still a member has made him capable of handling questions of state legislation with alertness, intelligence and rapidity. Duriug his early active connection with the practice of law he developed considerable sagacity, and iv a number of cases he was made to show a great deal of ability.

Personally Mr. Russell is a very attractive man. He is not especially magnetic; but his easy grace of conversation and entire sympathy with whatever one is talking about make him at once liked. He is a well built man of about tbe average height, a little inclined to be "spare" and of very active movement. He is always clean-shaven; his hair looks as if iust brushed; his voice is clear and quick and entirely free from a meditative mood.

You enter his chamber, and, if you are known to him, be reaches out, grasps your hand warmly, and at once indicates that he is busy by his manner, but is quite willing to listen if you will not take too much of his time. While you talk he listens attentively, answers questions promptly, makes no promises; and. when you rise to go, you feel that you have had asatisfactory talk with him, whether you have accomplished anything or not. All his personal habits aw characteristic in their simplicity and freedom from extreme 'conventionality. As governor he goes to the balls of various social organizations, looks on for half an hour, chats, with the "floor director" "chairman of the committre on arrangements" and their assistants, and goes "away to do tne same thing in another part of the city, and in the morning the newspapers say that the events were "social and financial successes." He is extremely democratic.

He takes as much pleasure in grasping the hand of the lowliest hodcarrier as in talking state finance with the president of the biggest oank in the city. He received last year over 4,000 invitations to balls, banquets, charity fair openings, meetings and various other events. He accepted all that it was humanly possible to attend, and for weeks at a time he did not reach his bed till long after midnight. It was the young men who elected him governor, anu it is the young men who take a personal pride in feeling that he appreciates their efforts his behalf. It is the young men of Massachusetts who compose the Democratic party, and as long as so popular a member of themselves as Russell is made leader the state is Democratic.

The Governor's Home Life. Since Mr. Russell became governor lie cannot proDerJy be satd to have a home life. So much af his time is given to tlie duties of his office and to the duties of society that his wife must feel regret at times that he was ever elected. Visitors at the home of the governor in Cambridge always come away with a new idea of martial felicity.

Mrs.Russell was Margaret Manning, daughter of Joshua A. and Sarah (Hodges) Swan. She was made the bride of the present governor on June 3, 1885, while Mr. Russell was mayor of Cambridge. The governor has been blessed with two bright boys, William Eustis Jr.

and Richard Manning. They are aged respectively six and one and a half years. The impression lias tone abroad that William Eustis liussell is a mugwump of the approved type. This is probably because he has risen to prominence during the time that magwumpery has been pronounced in his state. In no sense of the word is Mr.

Russell a mugwump, llis Democracy comes to him through fbur generations, intensified and beautified, from a purely Democratic standpoint. On the stump and in his every act he has proclaimed the fact of. his intense loyalty to the Democracy, as the old-line Democrats know that term, and to call Mr. Russell an independent Democrat or a mugwump is to insult the four generations of men him. Gov.

Russell is an accomplished sportsman, yachtsman and athlete. favorite exercise is horseback riding. He owns a very handsome animal, and rides to and from the state house daily, rain or shine. He is a fair billiardist, and not a more artistic skater appears on the ponds of Cambridge than he. He can row a boat with an old fisherman, and swims like a professional.

one occasion he became exhausted while saving a life from the water, and succeeded in keeping himself up for an hour and a half in tine water until taken out. Gov. Russell's religious afhliationsare with tne Congregationalists, and he and his family are regular attendants at the Congregational church in Cambridge, of which Dr. McKenzie is pastor. His home is a perfect one, though not at all palatial.

His own room, or den, is a room at the northeast corner of the house, and about twelve by fourteen feet large. It contains an old-fashioned carved desk, the gift' ot his wife, three windows and a very large assortment of bonks. At the top of his desk is a carved, gilded eagle, with spread wings. Before the open "fireplace there is nearly always a pile of books and newspapers and magazines. Upon the walls are a plaster figure of Mercury and a bronze Homer.

His other duties have not left him forgetful of his school days, and he has been president of the law school alumni, as well as of the Middlesex Democratic club. at Home and Abroad. To the Massachusetts man, one who has followed the course of events for the last ten years or less, nothing seems more curious than the manner in which Gov. liusseli is regarded abroad. Outside of Xew England he is looked upon as hardly more than a boy, and, as such, uuhtted'for any responsible position, in the West aud in the South, where he has become known, people wonder what combination of circumstances made so young a man governor of so great a state as Massachusetts.

In Massachusetts, however, where he is well known, and where people have had an opportunity to watch him from a near point of view, this idea that he is a very young man is entirely wanting. No one here regards him as a young man in the sense that few years make him an experiment in an official capacity. His acts have been those of a mature man, one of experience and years. In his appearance on the stump Mr. liusseli creates a favorable impression aud the directness of his speech and the uncompromising tone of his Democracy make the old Democrats like him.

lie is a good lighter, and his gallant aggressiveness has won him many He inspires respect by his bearing and his political opponents like him for his very qualities of honesty. While it is true that his administration lias been subjected in the Republican press to very sharp criticism, it would be as impossible to get a Republican paper in Boston to publish a scurrilous article about him as to get it into a Democratic paper. Respect for him personally has extended so far that even ward politicians do not suggest that he is one of them. His serious maturity has almost completely overcome the disgrace of being young, described by Pitt, and he became old enough to be president of the United States on the Otli day of last Jan- vary. Even Gen.

Butler is an admirer of Gov. Uusseli, and if there is a man in the f'nited States who is jealous of the young men, and perfectly independent in his taste and practices it is the hero of New Orleans. In 1890 Gen. Butler voted for Mr. Kussell, and told of it proudly, saying he was a man who commanded respect and deserved to succeed.

Last year a neighbor ot the general was nominated by the Republicans, and the old man said that as he could not honestly vote against Russell and did not want to vote against his neighbor he would not vote at all, and he didn't. Possible Cannibalism. New York, March The American schooner Winnie Lawrey arrived here today from Hayti, after being out 105 days and short of food sixty days. Three of her crew are missing, and it is intimated that they were killed and eateu by their seven shipmates in order that they all might not die by starvation. The aptain denies that any men were eateu.

Labor Leader Dead. Baltimore, March Nicholas B. Talbott, one of the oldest printers in Baltimore, died this morning of paralysis. He was sixty-six years old, and a leader in labor circles, beine at the time of his death president of the typographical union and treasurer of the Federation of Labor. He was a graduate of the Baltimore city college.

Switching Kates Restored. New York, March The executive committee to the Trunk Line association yesterday voted to restore the switching rates on west-bouud freight to Chicago and abrogate the percentage system, which was adopted several months ago in an attempt to get into harmonious working with the Chicago Grand Trunk. Giants Winning. Richmond, March The New York club had things aJJ their own way today and defeated Richjnotid 11 to a Buck Ewing made his initial appearance as a lirst baseman, ana played well. SAINT PAUL.

IN HOPE OF REFORM. Four Thieving Boys Get Light Rr- formatory Sentences. Sentence was pronounced yesterday by Judge Kelly upon the four boys who pleaded guilty of crimes against the law a few days ago. Frank Kegel, who helped to steal cigais and tobacco from a West side store, was fifteen years old last Christmas. Henry Johus.

his attorney, said that is not a b.iiJ boy and Is well connected; he bad been misled and was not to be blamed so much as his associate. lie is a delicate boy and it would be disastrous to his health to confine him long in prison. Assistant County Attorney Butler stated that lie is not unfavorably kitowu to the police, and that the grand jury had talked with mm when visiting the county jail and wondered why he had gotten into trouble. The boy said that his mother is dead and that his father lives at St. Cloud.

Judge Keily talked kindly to the boy and sentenced him to the refcrm school for two years. Ho expressed the hope that the boy would learn something of profit at tins school and grow into a good man. W. E. Wilson, alias Charles E.

Gordon, the twenty-one-year-old boy who confessed to torirery. was sentenced to the reformatory at St. Cloud. Joseph Smith, who with Kegel stolo cigars and tobacco from a store on the West side, is nineteen years old. Ho was born in Milwaukee and came to St.

Paul four years ago. His trade is that of candy maniug. He was sentenced tv the reformatory. John Moosbrugtrer, who was implicated with the crowd that did up an interurban ear conductor, is nineteen years old. His attorney, A.

E. llawes, made statement in his behalf which was intended to save his client from the penitentiary. County Attorney O'Brien said that Moosbrugger is a bail boy. lit) is one of the boys indicted for robbing A. li.

Woo.l New Yuar's morning. After some hesitation Judge Kelly sentenced the boy to the reformatory at St. Cloud. ONE IKON COMPANY Among the Four Legalized Yesterday. The following new corporations were legalized by the of stateyesterday Cauuien Iron company, of Dttlnth.

Capital stock, Incorporators Charles W. Hale T. Bale, Duluth. and Hobert S. Carr.

of Charles ton, W. Va. The St. Paul Fur Coat company, of St. Paul.

Capital stock. incorporators: Joseph UcKibben, Henry Hasenwinkle, Arthur 15. Wiiiiam A. Dorsry, all of St.

Paul. The Columbian Shoe company, of St. Paul. Capital stock, 110,000. incorporators: Kdwavd Larkin.

Thomas (' Moss, Charles ,1. Van Fleet, Mrs. J. Winker and Frank I. Hallen, of St.

Paul. The Barnard it Lees Trust company, or Minneapolis. Capital stock, $50,000. Incorporating: 11. A.

Barnard, Benuettaud W. 11. BUlhonse, of Moline, 111., and b. Silas Lees, of Rack Island. SPUING LAND SALES.

Auditor Bicrmaii Will Hold Them at Given Dates. State Auditor Bferman yesterday announced state land sales at the county seats of the following counties, on thu dates named: Nobles April S3 Norman May 21 Freehorn May 14 Poll May 2l Kandiyolii May Marshall May Kittsoii 16 Y'w Medicine. Lac May lTlChippewa June i May moiic. Douglas. May 3 I'ipestone May 30 Redwood line 7 Isanli May Ml l.yon Juno May lii Lincoln Sherburne.

14 June I Murray May 14 ISenton II Houston May 10 Morrison June 15 Mille Lacs May 16 Becker May Auoka. May 11 Ait kin June It) Pope May 17 Car! ton Juno 17 May is May 111 Wilkin May Swift May Hi Otter Tail May 2) Wright May It! Clay May 21 Ilubbard Juno i ill ii inn urn 1 1 mhi" hi iii mi if IN POLICE CIItCIiKS. Fred I.aaee, who was sentenced to workhouse for ninety diys- last Monday for set of harness. piid a Im of $1 in yesterday uud was released from tlnu Institution Uobert Hlnck. John Howard and Charles McCiiun, UtC three crooks roundel up List Sunday for stealing three valuable harness, were arraigned a time ill the police court yesterday and their examination again postponed until the ThD sheriff of Wauputi county, arrived in St.

I'aul yesterday and today will return with Edward Putnam, who stole a team of horses in Waupun in 1885, and was identified and arrested here last Monday. Putnam Brst jtuve the name Fred Ctiady, but finally admitted that it was not true. He denies being connected with however. John Hiekey. the etoole captured by Chief Clark on Broadway Thursday ereulng.

it held at the central station. County Attorney O'Brien will notify the police today if witnesses can be secured who were mooed to appear against him for safe nine years uro, and, if so, he will be tried on the old charge from which he escaped by breaking jail. If not, the police In otuei cities are anxious to yet Ilickey. as be has somewhat lengthy ro liter of crimed to uuswci for In various localities. A LBGAL WAY.

In the ense of O. W. Ftoh acninst R. Pike, the jury found for the defendant. Jay C.

Seixas recovered a verdict of against the St. Paul City Railway company. William L- Banning Jr. has entired suit agaist Harvey L. Mill et at, to collect 8J70.3J upon promissory notes.

Charle3 J. Bsrryhill ask? for against toe Ffrmenich Manufacturing com' pany for balance upon a premium note. The action of Charles Clifford against W. Middlcton et at, to recover upon promissory notes, was dismisse 1 by EKan. Martin Schumacher has begun an action against Joseph li.

Keep and others to enforce a mechanic's lien against the real estate of Keep. The federal officers who wont to Fergui Falls to attend a term of the federal courts have returned to the citj, the term having ended. The cause of L. E. Anderson against A.

R. Capehart to recover for services as en gineer at the Clifton hotel was dismissed 3 Judge Brill. The action of Augusta Wela against Charles Wirtb, to recover balance of collected and not turned over, 13 on trial before Brill and a jury. M. K.

Eschinger has garnishoad tin funds of Frank W. Mcr.mri. in tho bands of The Mille Lac 3 Lumber company to satiety claim of A change of venue to Steams count; has been granted by Knily In Stephen Tomg Snd others agalusl 11. Tnorsen and M. Rutherford.

The case of the St. Pftnl St company and the Underwood Lumber eotapany etaL Clnuln O. Peterson and others was heard yesterday by Judge K--rr Samuel B. Pierce has commsnesa a proceedins; against Alfred Nord and to foreclose a mortgage on lot Cof Clark's subdivision of block 32, of Arlington ad dition for $1,200. The matter of the grading of Sixth streol and the assessments Incident thereto up for hearing yesterday by Judge Cornisfc upon the objections of several property own era.

The hearing; wi'l be resumed Monday. Rosa Bau man asks for a decree of absoltito divorce from Haslcel Dauinau and the custody 01 her two daughters aged and eight The each thirty-roar years oil, an were married in Himxary in 1379. They lived a time in New York. The husband deserted Ills wife Wires times at intervals of about a year, and not returned sinc3 his last desertion 1335. In the case of Joyce Hugler by his guarding against the Educational Endowment Association of Minneapolis.

Judge Kelly has filed an order de-ny this motion of tha plftiutilf to set aside a former judgment ordered by default. The conrt 'expressed the view th.ti where there is a controversy hi to oral stipulations out of court, the rule to submit the stipulations to writing ought to be observed. Iv this case the opposing attorneys it.iti* contradicted each other as to the tions..

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