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ST. PAUL, SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 1681.
Number eleven of this now and admirable
family publication is now ready, and can be
obtained at the news stands and at the Globe
counting room, It is published weekly, illus
trated, contains sixteen pages in pamphlet
form, and is filled with choice and unexcep
tionable miscellany, correspondence, scien
tific and other interesting matter. As an in
troduction it is sent ten weeks for fifteen
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Publisher, St. Paul, Minn.
Some idea of the proposed barge line
from St. Loui3 to New Orleans can be in
ferred from the fact that one shipment
was made yesterday equal to 10,065 ton?.
This would have required twenty-eight
trains of twenty-five cars each to move it
by rail. And still it is regarded as all
right for Minneapolis to fill the river to
prevent Minnesota from obtaining the
benefit of this cheap route to market.
Wjndoai is undoubtedly indebted for
iis appointment to Garfield's desire to
steer clear of complications in New York.
He could give New York a portfolio like
that of postmaster general without offense,
but to have selected the secretary of the
treasury from that State would have in
volved a choice between the Conkling
and anti- Conkling factions. Consequently
lie concluded to bring the secretaryship
west and let it grow up with the country.
Many persons suspected of fomenting
the disturbances in Ireland are leaving
the country through fear of arrest under
the coercion act. The result of the
measures adopted by the British govern
ment ■will he the expatriation of thous
ands of the best people of Ireland. For-
tunatcly they can find homes in America
■vvhere they can enjoy all the blessings of
civil liberty, but they will still carry with
them the memory cf the cruel wrongs
they have suffered, and lament the con
dition of those they left behind them in
"whose cause they incurrcJ the displeasure
of tlic powers that be.
Tjie failure of the Congressional ap
portionment bill in the legislature of the
State of Minnesota will cause grief only
among those who had thought to fix
themselves for a nice seat in Congress
for ten years to come. They need not
hope for assistance to carry out their de
signs by the calling of an extra session.
This will not be necessary. Congress
will nu doubt provide for the election at
large of Representatives in States whose
legislatures arc not in session, and there
fore unable to re-district. At any rate
Minnesota will be represented by her full
complement in Ihc Congress of 1883.
The cabinet of President Garfield was
officially promulgated yesterday. With
the exception of the Secretary of the In
terior, the cabinet is the seme as an
nounced in Saturday's Globe. Taken
cis a whole, the cabinet is not a strong
one, and will be, generally, a disappoint
ment to the county. Mr. Blame's occupan
cy of the chief cabinet position is what was
expected, and will bo accepted as a fit
ting recognition of his position in tiie
dominant party of the country. ' As the
concentration of Blainc's strength upon
GarfieM at the Chicago convention
secured him (Garfield) the nomination,
it is but fair that Blame
should receive at the hands of
the new President the position nearest
the throne As the secretary of state is
expected to be a plotting, wily politician.
Mr. Blame is admirable qualified foi the
The appointment which will occasion
the greatest disappointment and surprise
is that of Windom to the secretaryship
of the treasury. Minnesota may receive
it with loud acclaim on "local grounds,'
but the weakness of the selection cannot
be hidden. The secretary of the treasury
should be emphatically a practical
buisness man. He should have, withal,
some financial experience, and at least
be able to entertain positive financial
views. It is only a year or two ago since
Senator Windom frankly avowed to a
newspaper reporter that he had given the
financial question no thought and did not
know how he should cast his vote. His
nomination is taken by Wall street as
foreshadowing an inflation policy, while
as a matter of fact he does not
himself know what his policy will be.
He still has the commonest financial
rudiments to learn. Of one thing, how
ever, there can be no doubt. He will
willingly do the bidding of the banks and
so far as he has any policy it will be made
for Lim by the national bankers. While
every thing is prosperous he may drift
"With the current, but before Gen. Gar
field's term expires there will come a
time when the new secretary of the treas
ury will demonstrate his inability to cope
with the position he essays to occupy.
He is a mediocre man without the men
tal capacity for expansion.
None of the remaining members oi the
cabinet arc particularly noticeable except
Postmaster General James. That is un
doubtedly a practical selection. It is an
appointment made for fitness for the
the office rather than political prefer
ment, and the postal service will be vastly
improved by his being placed at its
Wayne McVeagh's selection is politi
cal pure and simple. As the Pennsyl
vania delegation at Chicago contained
the * 'original Garfield man" he could not
overlook that State in making up his
Robert Lincoln is selected solely as a
tribute of respect to his father, and not
because he has ever displayed any ability
in public affairs. His selection is a very
Kirkwood is somewhat eminent in his
own State, but either Wilson or Allison
would have been stronger men and would
have brought national reputations to the
Hunt was selected because it was neces
sary to recognize the South by a cabinet
position. As Republican timber in that
region is not a flourishing article, Gen.
Garfield may be pardoned for not secur
ing a very distinguished man in that
The President's eminent ability will
give him an overshadowing voice in the
management of his cabinet, but the names
he has presented fully demonstrate that
his ability does not lie in the thorough
knowledge of men.
KEEP YOUR PROMISES.
And being fully persuaded, that what he had
promised,, he was able also to perform. — Ro
mans iv : 21.
Truthfulness is justly esteemed by peo
ple in all walks of life as one of the chief
of the moral virtues. Malicious lying is
one of the most despicable of vices, and
fortunately is a rare one among people
claiming respectability, but it is a humil
iating fact that absolute truthfulness is
a virtue so rare that not one in ten
thousand possess it. When one takes a
review of his own experience with his
fellow-men, he is led to exclaim, "Lord,
Lordf how this world is given to ly
Among business men the failure to
keep an engagement has a tendency to
impair the credit of the delinquent, and
to awaken distrust as to the honesty of
hit; intention or his financial responsibil
ity. To protect the business public
against such men commercial and iruer
cantile agencies are established which
maintain an espionage over the affairs of
all who have time transactions with banks
or business men. If a man fails to meet
a note when it becomes due,
the fact is known to the
entire busineas world within
forty- eight hours, and he cannot procure
accommodations or a renewal of the
notes that arc yet outstanding against him
except by furnishing the most undoubted
security. His credit once impaired by
neglect, misfortune or design can only be
reestablished by years of hard labor and
faithful performance of every contract,
and many men once well-10-do in the
world can trace their ruin to a failure to
meet a note for a trivial amount. Those
who fere scrupulous in their attention to
these matters — who deliver goods
promptly when promised; who never
allow their notes to go to protest; who
meet their business engagements at the
hour promised — are the ones who win
success and become the merchant princes
of the land, accumulating competence
and fortune. Those who, having
abundant ability and time, neglect their
engagemcntJß,fall step by step till they be
come hopelessly involved in the vortex of
financial and commercial bankruptcy.
It is quite as important to society that
social engagements be kept as scrupu
lously as business engagements.
Even when so trifling a
thing as a social call is concerned,
it is esscntkl that perfect faith should to
kept. One half of the annoyances that
distract society are caused by the careless
ness of people in keeping an engage
ment. A lady may promise to call upon
a friend at a specified time, and fail to do
so. The consequence is that that friend
loses confidence in her truthfulness and
will take no pains to be at home the next
time she promises to call. This causes
ill-feeling or coldness, and frequently
friendships of years' duration are broken
up. Nothing but extreme necessity should
be permitted to interfere with the keep
ing of sucl; promises, and no promise
should be made that a person has reason
to fear lie or she cannot perform.
Religions people should be exception
ally careful to fulfill their obligations of
every description. People look to them
as exemplars — as models of z\\ the social
virtues. It is to be regretted that they so
seldom prove worthy of this distinction;
that in many instances they are even less
scrupulous than their neighbors in keep
ing their promises. It sometimes hap
pens that a church member presumes
upon his standing in the church to main
tain his business reputation. It is more
frequently the case that a cliurch
connection is used to establish credit with
the deliberate intention of violating the
obligations assumed, if it proves incon
venient to keep them. Only a few weeks
ago a young man who had neglected to
pay a debt at the time promised, was ta
ken to task for his dereliction. "Oh,"
he replied, "Mr. Blank needn't wcrry.
His money is all safe. I'm a member of
the Presbyterian church." It is safe to
say that that young man will never be
able to obtain further credit from Mr.
Blank, if he was able to plead member
ship in all the churches in the universe.]
The safest course for all to pursue is to
make n? promises they cannot keep, and
to keep all promises that are made, no
matter at what cost or inconvenience.
By such a course they can not only secure
the confidence of their fellow men, but
keep it. People are not unreasonable in
their demands upon their neighbors.
They take into consideration the circum
stances under which men arc placed, and
do not expect pledges that cannot be ful
filled. But they have ■ right to expect
that when a person makes a promise to
do this, that or some other thing
he will keep that promise,
is a moral obligation
that should be strictly enforced. The
law punishes tiiose who violate their
business pledges. Society should and
sometimes docs punish those who set at
naughttheir vows to their neighbor. It
is quick to denounce heresy or technical
departures from a given dogma, but ut
terly neglectful of departures from prac
tical Christianity— the treatment of oth
ers according to the spirit of the golden
rule. A man may lie, and lie, and be
recognized as a Christian still so far as
promise-breaking is concerned, and it is
much to the discredit of the church that
this is so.
THE SAINT PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 188 L
A MLSEMENT NOTES.
Gu6 Williams has made a success as "The
Marie Prescott is suing her husband for di
vorce in an Illinois court.
Salsbu ry's Troubadours open this week at
Hooley's theater, Chicago.
Salvini will play "The Gladiator" at Mil
waukee to-morrow evening.
Lotta will commence kicking at McVieker's,
Chicago, to-morrow evening.
Aldrich and Parsloe have been doing well
in "My Partner" at Haverly's Chicago theater.
The only surviving 6ister of Alice Oates
died at Cincinnati last weak of consumption.
The new comic opera "Billie Taylor," i 6
becoming almost as great a craze as "Pina
Cincinnati is given over to variety business.
Managers £ nd it hard work to make both ends
John T. Raymond is not married yet, as re
ported, but says the little affair will take place
Robson and Crane have been convulsing
Cleveland during the week in thtir doable
Frederick Paulding fainted during a perform
ance in Georgia recently. The audiences usu
ally do the fainting.
"Hazel Kirke" has reached its four hun
dredth performance in New York, .and the
audiences are still large.
Neil Burgess has drawn crowded houses at
Hooley's, Chicago, as "Widow Bedott." He
will shortly appear in St. Paul.
Pauline Markham is to assist at the rehabil
itation of "The Black Crook" in New York
soon, taking the part of Stalacta.
The wife of William R. Hayden, the man
ager, is an accomplished artist in oils, and has
executed some very fine portraits.
Theodore Thomas' concerts at Chicago have
been highly successful. Joseffy, the pianist,
has been been one of the leading attractions.
"The Voyagers in Southern Seas" has been
the card at the Grand, Chicago, during the
week, and has mot with excellent encourage
Genevievc Ward's engagement in Philadel
phia in "Forget- Me-Not" was one of the most
profitable of the season. She is highly
Miss Lizzie Webster, formerly very success
ful as the Evangeline, is living quietly at Mil
waukee with her husband, a wealthy citizen of
Salvini is not liked by his stage associates.
He storms whenever any of them receive ap
plause, and represses all attempts to catch
Bernhardt appeared yesterday afternoon at
Milwaukee in "Camille" and last evening in
"Frou-Frou."' The audiences were large,
though prices were high.
W. D. Eaton, the author of "All the Rage,"
is writing a new play, which he says will be
one of the greatest comedies of the century.
He certainly ought to know.
The New Haven Register says Mrs. Scott
Siddocs "is getting along In years." We hope
she won't see the item. We should miss the
general paragrapher of the Register.
Miss Ada Cavendish has recovered from her
recent severe and dangerous illness, and will
return to England soon. 11l Inck has at
tended her ever since her arrival in America.
A son of William Winter, the musical critic
of the New York Tribune, lias taken to the
stage with Gencvieve Ward's company, and is
spoken of as a young man of great promise.
Boston Post; An Omaha critic pronounces
"Hamlet" a poor play. That settles it. If
Omaha pronounces Shakespeare a poor play
wright, lie may as welkbe considered forgotten.
Harry Hunter, the Lone Fisherman, was to
be married to Louise Searle in April. She
has been prostrated with grief ever since
his death and unable to appear on the
James E. Murdoch attended every perform
ance given by Thomas W. Keeneat Cincinnati,
and declared his personations the finest he had
ever witnessed. Praise from such a source is
John McCullongh says New York critics
arc no longer discriminating judges of the
merits of a play or the abilities of an actor.
He thinks Western critics far the best. John
is wiser than he looks.
The burlesque actresses have been marrying
so rapidly during the season, that there are
not enough left to take the leading parts in
the companies now touring. Most of them
marry persons not connected with the stage.
A Chicago dramatist wrote a play. He in
tended the audience should alternately laugh
and cry. It did. And yet the dramatist was
not satisfied, for they laughed where he meant
them to cry and cried when he meant them to
Cincinnati Enquirer : A well-known New
York actress made her married daughter a
present of $249 last week to help her along in
housekeeping. She was so pleased that she
added another £1 to it and bought herself a
brand-new sealskin ulster.
St. Paul will be especially favored this week.
Thomas W. Eeene, the eminent tragedian, will
give four performances, opening in "Riche
lieu" on Monday evening. Maggie Mitchell
will follow his engagement on Thursday even
ing in ''Jane Eyre." The Opera House will
be crowded nightly during the week.
The Comley-Barton company, including
John Hawson and Catherine Lewis, who just
closed the most successful season eve-r known
at the Fifth Avenue theater, New York, in the
play "Olivette," leave to-morrow for Phila
delphia, Baltimore, St. Louis and Chicago.
They play one week in each city before re
turning to New York to close the season. The
company will be transported in a special train
of five cars.
Miss Wheelock, of Boston, who has been
singing in Italy under the name of Giulia Val
da, was married at Niece recently to Edwin
Somerled Cameron, eldest son of the late Rev.
Allan Gordon Cameron, of Barcaldine, Argyll
shire. The ceremony was performed at the
English consulate by Mr. Harris and the Rev.
John Cornel], rector of the American Episco
California has given the world some excel
lent dramatic talent. Among the number who
commenced their career there are Lotta, Joe
Murphy, Frank Mayo, Annie Pixley, Eleanor
Calhoun, Mrs. George S. Knight, Charles
Backus, M. B. Curtis, William Mestayer,
Willie Edouin, Emilie Melville, John Howson,
Samuel Piercy, Edward Harrigan, Eleanor
Carey, Ellie Wilton, Catherine Lewie, Maggie
Moore, J. C. Williamson, Agne3 Booth, Helen
Tracy and Rosa Rand.
Says the Chicago Tribune: Olive Logan
says, speaking of Fanny Davenport: "It is a
terrible experience for any woman to observe
the signs of her. loss of beauty — the growing
dullness of the eye, ths lines about the month,
the lack-lustre hair, the changing figure,
whether it be losing its rounded curves or
gaining obesity at sacrifice of Bymmetery; but
to an actress this gradual decay is a terror
only second to death itself." We are waiting
patiently for Fanny to reply. Nothing less
than a three-base hit concerning Olive's teeth
need be looked for.
The Milwaukee Republican, speaks La flatter
ing terms of Mr. Keene's performance in that
city. Of his "Hamlet"' it 6ays:
A crowded house witnessed Mr. Keene's
presentation of Hamlet at the opera house last
evening. The audience was prompt to recog
nize the many excellent features of his per
formance, and the applause was very liberal
throughout. The same features of Mr.
Keene'e acting that were notable in Richelieu
were prominent in Hamlet— a high degree of
artistic excellence in the more intense parts,
and a lack of polish in the reading of quiet
lines. In the tragic culminations he was worthy
of the character and displayed a power which
give? promise of a bright future for this ac
THE SOCIAL AGE.
Lent Puts a Damper on Festivities but it
Can't Squelch the Exuberance of the
tre nous, that is to say, between our
is and the paste pot, the gentle reader
■who will receive his back pay and the
fee simple to a section of swamp lands,
if he considers himself wronged by the
insinuation, is entitled to a secret. Yes,
ladies, bless your dear, fluttering little
hearts, a real, live, bona fide secret. You
see, at this particular season of the year,
the fine-haired animal who does the lace
work and hifalutin business in consider
ation of $1,000 a second and "perks"
thrown in, for the society column of this
paper, has gone into the sackcloth and
ashes business. The conscientious cuss
is sorry for having led so gay and giddy
a career, to say nothing of the many bad
things he has perpetrated, from time
to time, in these columns.
Still we admire his pluck. It is aufait
to be penitent this season of the year,
and your society editor is nothing, if
not in- the fashion. Meantime, the so
ciety column will be in charge of the
man who does the heavy business for this
sanctum, and with the indulgence of
the aforesaid gentle he will try to
hold his own. As everybody but these
blawsted heathen knows, Lent set in last
Wednesday, since when the market for
fish balls and boneless herring has been
wonderfully active. This may have
something to do with the condition of
the young hopeful who mixes the dope
for this office, who speculated largely in
the former and is now struggling with
The market for balls, parties and en
gagements last week was sluggish and
The lights are out, most of the clubs
have disbanded, the last strains of music
have died away, the beaux have doffed
their lavender ties and slippers, and the
sweet girls, who galloped to the languish
ing measures of the waltz and racquet
and caught their death of damp drinking
ices, have laid aside their enchanting
wiles and are doing penance for their
sins. This is correct. But there are a few
who don't seem to care a copper whether
school keeps or not. They continue to
meet and hold their reyels just the same
as of yore.
It is proper to state right here that in
connection with the Lental season there
should be no foolishness, no levity, no
sham seclusion, no make-believe fasting.
The above is called for on account of a
piece of information which reached the
writer last night. It is stated of a verity,
that Miss Simpers had no sooner retired
into her closet with the evident purpose
of atoning for her sins, than she com
menced to look up material for her spring
bonnet. It is needless to say that there
is a discount on this kind of repentance
and all similar petitions will be sent back
from the clearing house protested.
During the week there were several
Mr. It. B. Angus of this city, arrived
in London, England, Thursday last.
The Terpsichorian club will give an
other of their enjoyable parties next Tues
day evening at College hall.
Among the things proposed is a ladies
educational club to be composed of the
teachers of the public schools.
The Turner society have arranged for a
grand exhibition entertainment, which
will take place next Thursday evening.
The usual concert by the Great Union
band, will be given at Turner hall to
night. A rich programme has been pre
Prof. Stein celebrated a double birth
day as it were last Friday. On that day
he was forty-five years old and it was also
the anniversary of the incorporation of
the Great Union band.
Mrs. A. Smith, widow of the late Pas
cal Smith, lias leased a house on Pleasant
avenue, which she will occupj r after May
14, with her son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith.
Last evening the Turner.? gave a mas
querade ball for the little ones at their
hall on Exchange street. Immense jol
lity characterized the affair, which was
highly successful in all respects.
The Union club closed their series of
parties last Monday evening with a grand
and brilliant entertainment. Fully one
hundred couples were present and many
were turned away for want of accommo
About ilie pleasantest party of the
week was the sheet and pillow case party
given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson, on West Fourth street, last Wed
nesday evening. It was the eighth anni
versary of their wedding, and everybody
enjoyed a good time.
The Social Club held their last week
meeting at the residence of C. J. Thomp
son, Esq., No. 163 Pleasant avenue, on
Tuesday evening. There was a large at
tendance, and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
made their guests pass a most enjoyable
evening. This club will meet again on
Thursday evening, at the residence of
Louis Goodkind, No. 177 Fort street.
The election of officers of the Elendcren
Literary society occurred last Monday
evening and resulted in the re-election
of Mr. Pardee, president, Miss Maggie
Davison, vice president, and Miss Lizzie
CJarke, secretary and treasurer. The
executive committee appointed by the
president consists of G. M. Griswold,
Misses Allie P. Fowble and Lizzie Clarke.
This society, though newly organized, is
to be congratulated. It has a member
ship of twenty young people. The life
and works of the late George Eliot con
stituted the main portion of the pro
gramme Monday evening, and the sub
jects were well handled and made very
interesting by the participants. Reading
and social intercourse closed the evening.
The Cabanne- Walsh wedding in St.
Mary's church last Tuesday, brought to
gether a large assemblage of the
bride's friends, comprising some of
St. Paul's most distinguished
citizens, and a goodly representation of
fashionable celebrities. Miss Carbanne's
loveliness was enhanced by an elegant
dress of white satin, the exquisite work
of Mrs. George, whose reputation for
perfect skill in her handicraft was ad
mirably attested by this bridal robe,
worn fittingly by youth and beauty, and
gTace. Mrs. Walsh belongs to a couple
of old, historic families of St. Louis,
her mother being a McNair, and
she has the best wishes of troops of
friends in Missouri, and Minnesota, her
Champion lodge, K. of P., gave anoth
er of their charming parties at College
hall last Thursday evening. The affair
was very large, and it proved enjoyable
to all present. Among those
in attendance were the fol
lowing: Mr. and Mrs. Brand, Mr. and
Mrs. Kuykendall, E. G. Smith, Miss A.
Barton, Miss L. H. Wright, Mr. C. Cook,
Miss Frainey, Wm. Smith, Miss Jennie
Cook, Mr. Farmer, W. B. Dallas, Miss H.
Davis, J. Annette, Mr. Frank, Mr. F.
Frohue, Mr. S. S. . Eaton, Miss Rosa
O'Hare, Miss Blanche Dolbee, S. S. Wol
cott, Geo. Boyd, Miss Jennie Ames, Mr.
and Mrs. E. H. Milham, Miss C. Pain, C.
B. Kenyon, A. J. Birmingham, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson, D. Kennedy, Miss Georgia
Fosdick, Mrs. Bohrer, Mr. W. Jlulliken,
Mr. E. S. Kenyon, Mr, Ostrander, Miss
Wiley, Mr. J. Weiss, Mr. Geo. W. Wiley,
Miss Ida Dawley, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Grant, Mr. H. S. Finn, Mr. Frank Sutton,
Miss Sutton, Miss V. Clum, Mr. Niles
Chittenden, Mrs. Edwin S. Chittenden,
Mr. Sachse, Miss Pepper, Miss Lowery,
Mrs. H. Squires, Mr. Greenwalt, Mr. Bag
ley, Mr. Watson.
They Hold Their Usual Sweet Monthly
The regular meeting of the teachers of
the public schools was held in the assem
bly room of the high school, yesterday
forenoon. The attendance was large, and
the exercises were conducted with spir
In announcing the meetings for the
current month, Superintendent Wright
called attention to the custom of having
committees visit the schools during the
month of March. It was stated that this
year a general invitation was given to the
public and patrons of education to visit
and inspect the schools.
CHEATING IX SCHOOLS.
The exercises tfpened with an interest
ing paper by Miss Beales, on the unique
subject of "Cheating in Schools.'' The
paper alluded to the cunning, and petty
subterfuges employed by many of the
pupils to cheat their teachers and com
rades; the want of respect and confidence
caused by deceitful practices in the pub
lic schools, and Miss Beales made an el
oquent plea for a greater degree of moral
earnestness on the part of the teachers,
as being the best remedy for the evil.
The Misses Haggerty favored the
audience with a vocal selection, which
was given in a very charming manner.
They were accompanied by Prof. Priem.
THE XORMAL SCHOOL.
Supt. Wright alluded to a recent visit
to the normal school at Winona, calling
especial attention to the prominent fea
tures of the system. He called attention
to the precision and military exactness
which characterized the deportment of
the pupils. The recitations showed the
utmost care in recitations. They were
complete and symmetrical developments.
The discipline was perfect, though un
seen. The pupils were on their honor,
and their conduct was marked by an ad
The speaker had visited the labratory,
museum, library and other departments
of the building, which were thoroughly
equipped. A high compliment was given
to the method of teaching map drawing
and commercial geography, which taught
all the details of exportation, importa
tion, duties, etc. The model school was
notable for its admirable methods of
teaching natural history. Reference
was also made to the kindergarten de
partment, which employed the most en
lightened methods of developing thought.
There was, he said, nothing forced or un
natural about the school; there were no
balloon shams gotten up as a mere pre
tense. The speaker had also visited the
public schools of Winona, his impressions
of which were of the most favorable
Prof. Campbell, to whom was referred
the question of what charges should be
made iv order to form a correct basis for
making the rolls of honor, submitted a
resolution, thegestof which was that in
making out the roll of honor for publica
tien, at the end of each quarter, the names
of all pupils be dropped who did not
reach an average of 90 percent, ingram
mer, arithmetic, history, geography,
spelling, physiology, German and deport
ment. If the average of four studies
came up to CO per cent, the student
Supt. Wright said he was convinced
that a higher standard should prevail in
the ratio of promotions.
The resolution was discussed at length.
Prof. Taylor thought that any study
which demanded the attention of a special
teacher should be included in the studies
examined for the roll of honor. The ob
ject of the examinations was not so much,
in lower grades, to ascertain what they
know, as to develope a love for study.
They must have something in addition to
the dry modes of study to arouse enthu
siasm. Let them see the results of their
labors — encourage them. Many of the
pupils were proficient in special studies
for which they iiad pronounced talent,
and yet. forsooth, no matter how hard or
earnestly they worked, they could not be
entered on the roll of honor because they
did not reach a high average in certain
Professor Bond said he hated a man
who made a hobby, but that he did think
that the study of penmanship should en
ter as a marker in examinations for the
roll of honor. The speaker alluded to
the importance of a correct system of
Professor Donnelly could not see the
propriety of omitting rnusie while Ger
man was classed as one of the markers
for the roll of honor. Prof. Slack
thought the roll of honor had become
subject to grave anuses. The speaker
could see no satisfactory results, and it
seemed to be based on a" fallacy. Prof.
Baker was also opposed to the resolu
Prof. Siack moved to amend, by omit
ting German and physiology.
Professor Smith moved as an amend to
the amendment, by making no pupil
eligible to the roll of honor who fell
below 75 per cent, in any of the studies.
Miss Davis, of the higli school, read an
entertaining paper on the subject of
"Clubs for the improvement of teachers."
The paper referred to the societies and
clubs of the East and Europe, and atten
tion was called to the opportunities of
fered by such societies for free exchange
of thought and cultivation of the social
aptitudes. The speaker made an elo
quent plea for a greater zeal, self culture
and a more elevated moral tone among
Superintendent Wright stated that the
winter session of the schools would close
March 26th, when a vacation of one week
would take place.
Inspector Donnelly being present, the
teachers received their February scrip.
Grades Nos. 2 and 3 — Friday, March 12th.
Grade No I— Friday, March 19th.
Principals meeting— April Sth.
Grades 6, 7, and S— April 9th.
General meeting — April 10th.
Monday ! Monday ! Monday :
New gOOdS. E.STERLET & HeINEM/iNN.
Hallo, there! What's your hurry? Where
arc you rushing to? Why, lam going to the
drag store for a bottle of Dr. Halliday's Blood
Purifier; my wife has the diphtheria. Your
head is level; that is the boss of the business,
it cured me.
Fine Brocade Dress Goods. It can't be beat,
10 and 12% c a yard. New York Novelty Store,
22 West Third street.
Business men go to Stees Bro.'e for Moore's
Patent Counting House King Desks.
The cupola on the old elevator is lasg
raised several feet.
Dan Frye is giving the inside cf :fce
ironclad a coat of paint.
Ned Culver says that it is a boy, its
name is George and weighs 9% pounds.
E. L. Haspes, who has been spending a
few weeks in the pineries, returned home
to-day, looking hale and hearty.
Geo. Low, the veteran contractor, has
opened a jobbing shop on Second street
in the building lately occupied by Wrigfct
Signor Arragone has completed the
scene for the second flat at the Grand
opera house, which represents lake Mag
Will Capron, who is always up with the
times, has just had the windows of his
store ornamented with imitation of
A log train on the St. Paul & Duluth
railroad was wrecked near Centervijle
this morning, which delayed the train at
White Bear several hours.
Prof. F. C. Beecher, of St. Paul, who is
organizing a class in French, will meet
those who desire to join at the office cf
Durant & Wheeler, next Tuesday.
The party, complimentary to Miss Helen
Barnes, of Monona, lowa, who is visiting
at Warden Reed's, was enjoyed by a large
party of the young people of this city.
The annual meeting of the city hospital
will be held at the Universalist clrarci
next Tuesday, March 8, at 3 o'clock, at
which time an election of officers will
The adjourned term of the district court
will meet Tuesday, March 8. Neither the
grand or petit juries will be called. The
Hutchinson case will not be tried r.r.tii
the regular May term.
The Knights of Pythias drill corps,
which has been lately organized in this
city, will be under the command of Go!.
B. G. Merry. The organization nc;
numbers fifty members, all young mer..
M. M. Clarke is expected back from
New Orleans about the first of Apri'.
His wife will remain until warm weather.
Her many friends will be pleased to learn
that her health has very much improved.
Capt. R. J. Wheeler, who has been
spending a few months in California, de
veloping his gold mines, will be at home
about the Ist of April. They have com
menced to turn out ore, and the prospect
is very encouraging.
Tho condition of C.N. Nelson and D. C.
Gaslin, who have been confined to the
house for the past few days, from an at
tack of the cerebro'spinaf meningitis, is
very much improved, and to-day they are
There are several specimens of copper
ore at Isaac Staples' office, which was
brought down from his copper mine on
Moose river by Mr. Con Gillis, who says
that they are as rich as those of Heckla
or Calumet, ofJMichigan. He is confident
that they will prove, when developed, to
be a bonanza.
Ab. Wilkinson, of the city drug store,
has just added another attractive feature
to his prescription department, in the
way of a splendid oval shaped prescrip
tion case, which occupies the place of the
old partition. The case, was manufac
tured by Seymour, Sabin & Co., the front
bein^ paneled and heavily moulded.
As the "reporter stepped into their..:.. .
:pal court room yesterday noon for an
item lie found every one complaining
r.bout the stench which penetrated the
whole building. It has been noticed for
several days, but no one knew tlie cause
until yesterday, when it was found to
come from the vaults in the basement oi
the building. Immediate steps should be
taken to remedy this evil. The cause is
attributed to the freezing up of the water
The fourth entertainment gives by
the Y. M. C. A., Avill occur on Monday,
March 7th ins., at which time the Hon.
George R. Wendling will deliver his
famous reply to Bob Ingersoll ; entitled
"Ingcrsollism from a Sectilar Stand
point.' 1 Mr. Wendling has gained the
reputation of being the equal of Bob
Ingersoll in oratory, and stands at the
head of all lecturers as a clear and deep
thinker. It is due to the management
of the association that the citizens turn
out and give Mr. Wendling a crowded
house. They have been instrumental :
placing before the Stillwater people some
of the best talent on the American stage.
and as a matter of fact their success has
tended largely to elevate the tone oi so
ciety, and infuse into the people a high-?,
appreciation of first class lecturer?.
For the past few weeks our citizens
have been discussing the propriety of
having anewpostoffice and also the place
to locate it. We are sadly in need cf
better postoffice accommodations :i:r.n
we now have, but how we are to get them
seerr.3 not so certain. The postoffice de
partment at Washington has informed
their special agent that S7OO is all that
will be allowed Stillwater for postoffice
conveniences. No building with the
necessary conveniences could he :
for such a small amount. This maybe
economy, but we prefer to call it by
another name. We are a city with a
population of some ten thousand, and
have a right to demand of the depart
ment better accommodations, and we
also have a right to expect that ov.r de
mands will Le granted. If ourbusi <■■
men will take hold of the matter in good
earnest the change can be accomplished.
Additional Laws Passed.
To authorize the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha Railway company to
acquire, control, maintain and operate .. I
road in tLe State of Minnesota.
To authorize the Chicago, St. .Paul, Minne
apolis & Omaha Railway company to pur
chase, own and operate the St. Paul & Sioux
City railroad, and its proprietary r.nd con
necting lines, and to issue stock and bonds
To confer upon the Chicago, St. Paul, Min
neapolis & Omaha Railway company the
rights, powers and immunities within the
State of Minnesota heretofore conferred upon
the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis <fc West
Wisconsin Railway company.
To change the name of the "Big Stone Lake
and Lake Traverse Internal Improvement and
Transportation Company" to that of the Big
Stone Lake Navigation company.
To authorize certain transfers made to the
St. Paul & Sioux City railroad company.
To authorize the Hastings Union Industrial
association to distribute surplus fund?.
To amend section 3of chapter 14, of sp Eal
Uws of 1876, being an act to Incorporate flit
village of Le Roy, Mower county.
To legalize a deed of conveyance acknowl
edged before George Bligh Bowcn, commis
sioner of police and magistrate of the city of
Madras, East Indie?.
To declare certain persons therein named
heire-at-law of the late John Peller, deceased.
Granting 6wamp lands to aid in the con
struction of the main line of railroad of the
Little Falls <fe Dakota railroad company.
Authorizing the register of deeds of Oiin
sted county to record a deed.
To amend section 3 of chapter 211, of the
special laws of 1878.
To amend section 6 of chapter 32, of sryy.ial
laws of 1879, relating to county and county
officers of Hennepin county.
To amend section 5, of chapter 74, of special
laws of 1879, relating to the poor ].ims In
The firm of ManselJ, Birnbaum & Co.,
New York, conduct the largest sponge
house in America; the senior member,
Mr. A. Mansell, is a strong endorser of St.
Jacobs Oil; he suffered for years with
rheumatism; induced by a friend, he pro
cured a bottle of St. Jacobs Oil and was
The Rev. Thomas G. Pearce, of Brighton
Mich., has accepted a call to Richland Centre,
The Rev. E. F. Moore, of Flushing, Long
Island, has accepted a Baptist pastorale at
Dr. Somerville, the Scotch evangelist, is
holding meetings in Germany, and they an at
tracting large audiences.
The proceedings threatened against P/of.
Davidson, of the Scotch Free churcL, for
heresy, have been abandoned.
In view of her connec-tion with thf apple
business, it is singular that the motU.- of
mankind was not called Corer.
The Rev. O. B. Mc-Curdy, of WooeUawc,
New Jersey, has gone to Egypt and Rik^wic
for a one month's exploring tour.
"In the splendor of anticipation," said Mr.
T.ilmage last Sunday, "I feel as if I were
dy'ng." It proved to be a false alarm.
Miss Leigh's Angeiican mission in Puris re
ceived in 1880 upwards of $26,000 for its sup
port. The mission includes an orphanage.
Two presbyteries, Aberdeen and Ayr, hSfC
adopted resolutions censuring the commission
of the Free Church of Scotland for suspending
Prof. Robertson Smith.
There is to be held a great assembly o' the
Shinto priests in Japan, to discuss the "Jtsus
doctrine," and to decide how the tide of mis
eonary success can be stayed.
The death is announced of James Gurtaaell,
D. D., master of Christ college, Camlr:<l£e,
undone of the chaplains iv ordinary to tt«
queen. He was 70 years of age.
The Baptist mission in Germany reporvs !34
■-hurches, 26,656 members, 1,467 station?, LrC.
11,813 Sunday school scholars. The chine Le 3
raised $65,000 last year for church purposes.
The American Baptist Missionary union has
received for the past eleven months of its fioan*
dal year $87,641. It requires $117,359 the
present month from the churches to save It
from a deficit.
3n view of the change from ''He]!'' to
1 Hades" in the revised New Tcstamenl, :lo
New York Sun thinks fastidious newspapers
will soon be printing "H — s" where formerly
they had "H— l."
The statistical tables of the Lutheran church,
just published, show a grand total of 944,866
communicants, embraced in fifty-nine synods.
This church now ranks third in numbers in
the United States.
The three large Jesuit schools in Paris httte
teen entiiely evacnated, and the authorities
vailed up the doors of the establishments.
The new civil directors have already been in
stalled in the vacant posts.
People who have been deterring their read
ing of the scriptures until the revised edition
ehould be issued will be glad to know thai
they will have but a few weeks longer to w.-.:t.
There is. quite a treat in store for them.
The Rev. J. O. WestrUp, a Baptist mission
ary in Mexico, has been killed by Indians.
Mr. Westrnp was one of the earliest mission
aries in Mexico, assisting Miss Melinda Rar
k:n in her important work in Matamorae.
Pastor Marsden said to his Methodist con
gregation at Yarker, Ontario, that if certain
members persisted in attending dancing par
-ties they must withdraw from the chuacL. Sis
persons instantly stood up and asked for tiis
Bishop Toke and Bishop Gregg', who seceded
from the Reformed Episcopal church in Eng
land and set up a separate organization, Lave
parted company. Bishop Tokc secedes £!Tai£,
and mar, perhaps, set up still another <_<■:•■-
munion. .'-'■. r . '
The Baptist Year-BooK shows a Baptist mem
bership of 2,296,327 in America, an increase of
103,203 during the year. The total Methodist
membership in the same field is 9,486,000 in
the United States, and, including Canadaj
Mgr. tie Neve, r:ctor of the America I
lc-gc of Louvain, has just returned to his post,
after a visit to the Catholics of the United
states. The Catholic church in this country
• ■ hred 240 of its priests and fcur cf its bieh
ops from this college.
The Catholic Association of the Holy Child
hood, a missionary organization, received the
past year 2,536,695 francs (about $506,539). Of
the whole amount, only 9,507 came from the
United State?. The most came from France,
which contributed £2£3,265.
Of the 290 Friends who died in England last
year, one reached the age of 100 years, • eleven
were between 90 and 100, fifty-fire between 80
and 90, sixty-five between 70 and SO, sixty be
tween 60 and 70; tw.enty-eight died under 3.
The average was 58 years, I month and 2 days.
Little Grade has been tanght many m
cursory song?, but the other day her mi th<
tried to teach her something more religion:;.
She began with tho song "Jesus' precious
little lamb,'' but was corrected by the child,
who said: ; 'Xo, mamma, it's 'Mary had .\
little lamb." "
Vicar Apostolic Cosi, of Chan-Toi.g. : -=
Invented an alphabet of thirty-three letter?,
to take the place of tLe monosyllabic Q
vords, and the Emperor of Austria ha- }■:■:
Rented Mgr. Cosi with the necessary type to
carry out his project, whioh, it is said,
coming very popular.
A minister commenced his sermon by ob
-8 :ving: "What shadows we are!" ar.d then
paused as if to let the thought sink decpiy
Jiito the minds of his congregation, whowup
,O!i two lean spinsters In a front pew guessed
they didn't come there to be insulted, and got
up and strode indignantly out.
The Protestant Episcopal church has had
127 bishops in all, of whom eixty-six are still
living. Three have bern deposed, ihvc: .
resigned, and three have been translated^ The
senior bishop, Dr. Smith, of Kentucky, was
consecrated in 1862, making his episcopal
term as long as that of Bishop White.
A clergyman on:e, while reading the burial
service, came to the place where he must say
"our deceased brother (or sister)." He did cot
know which; so, turning to a mourner, i.c
asked whether it was a "brother" or a "sis
ter.'' The mourner innocently said, "No
relation at all, sir — only an acquaintance. "
"Sammy, my darling," observed a pious
Hartford mother to her offspring, "have you
read over jour catochism to-day, and studied
your Sunday school lesson?" "No, mother, '
hc.]<l the religious boy, "I have neither read ruy
catechism nor studied my Sunday school
lesson; but I have snowballed the parson.''
In England and Wales there are 170 deDon:
iiutionp, with 45,000 places of worship, and
upward cf 14,000,000 sittings. There are 36,
--000 stated ministers, of whom 23,000 arc cler
gymen in the Church of England. The com
municants number abo«t 3,000,000, and tLe
average Stnday attendance at church is 10,000,
Rev. Mr. Taiuiage is cow chaplain of tbc
T~cnly-third regiment of New Yo-ik. Play
ing at soldiers is one of the first things a boy
takes to, and very few boys ever get entirely
over their fondness for it. There is no reason
why ministers shonld not indurgc in boys'
plr.y any more than their even Christian among
An Eastern reporter once called on a Brook
lyn divine, and was ushered into the parlor.
A few minutes later the minister entered.
"Ah," Baid he, "you have come for religious
consolation. Let us pray." *'Oh, no," said
we. "It is for the purpose of interviewing."
"Well," he responded, "in that case let v r >
have a cigar."