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Duluth.... 36 Cloudy Q'Appelle. 32<H'ys'w
St. Paul. . . 31 Lt. r'n Albany 3" Cloudy
LaCrosse.. ! 40 Cloudy 1 New York. 40 Cloudy
Huron i 84 "oggy i Chicago... 47 Cloudy
Moorhcad.i 35 Cloudy Cincinnati. 36 Cloudy
St. Vincent 34 Lt. r'n Cleveland. 36 Cloudy
Bismarck .' 36 Clear i iGalveston. 54 Clear
Ft. Union! 35 Clear Memphis.. 52 Cloudy
Ft, A'boin 1 ' 35 Clear IN. Orleans. 48 Clear
Ft. Ouster* 42 Clear Quebec ... 21 Clear
Helena 88 Clear jShreveport 55 Clear
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THE HOME REPORT.
ISarometer, 29.39; thermometer, 35; rela
tive humidity, 98; wind, east; weather, foggy;
amount of rainfall or melted snow, .19; maxi
mum thermometer, 3B; minimum thermome
ter, 32; daily range, 6. River — Frozen. Note
— Barometer corrected for temperature and
P. F. Lyons, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, Dec. 29, 1 a. m. — For the
upper lake region: Light local rains or local
snows, variable winds, nearly stationary tem
perature. For the upper Mississippi: Light
rains, followed by clearing 1 weather, winds
becoming variable, nearly stationary temper
ature in southern portion, slight fall in tem
perature in northern portion. For the Mis
souri valley: Local rains, followed by clear
ing, slightly colder weather, variable winds,
generally shifting to northerly.
Grand Opera House, Wabasha St. — 8 p. m.,
Olympic Theater, Seventh St. near Jackson
— "Mestayers's Fun in a Palace Car."
Sackett & Wiggins' Dime Museum, 94 and
96 Seventh — Museum and Stage Perform
Fourth Street Family Museum, Exposition
Block near Wabasha — Museum and Stage
Grand Opera House, Nicollet and Sixth —
8 p. m., Carleton Opera Company.
Backett & Wiggins' Dime Museum, 214 and
216 Hennepin Museum and Stage Per
Theatre Comique, 219, 221 and 223 First Ay.
South — John Bansone in "Across the At
THE DAILY GLOBE.
First Page —Political, Foreign, Cupid's Queer
Capers and Sporting News.
Second Page— St. Paul News.
Tlflrd Minneapolis and Stillwater News.
Fourth Page — Editorial, Crimes and Casual
ties and General Telegraph.
Fifth Page— Northwestern and Dakota News.
Sixth Financial and Commercial.
Seventh — Want Advertisements.
Eighth Page— The Lawn Tennis Ball an
Railroad News. • .
The only feature of the stock market yes
terday was the strength developed in Lake
Shore in the early dealings. This stock
showed a gain of 9s at the opening-, fluctu
ated a fraction or two, closing lg higher, with
a net advance of % per cent., the only stock
that shows a gain over Saturday. Stocks
■were fairly active and strong at the opening,
and first prices showed gains of y e to % over
closing prices of Saturday. From about 10
o'clock, however, till lato in the afternoon,
there was a slowly drooping market, without
any material reaction, and it closod dull and
firm. The wheat market at Chicago was
slow and dragging till near tho close, when
a better trade and stronger feeling pre
railed. At St. Paul it was unchanged. At
Duluth the market was dull and inactive. At
Minneapolis a shade stronger.
NUB OF THE NEWS.
Ex-Gov. Itamsey talks reservedly on Mor
An ex-convict at Stillwater threatens War
den Reed's life.
The Irish National league have postponed
A French riding master eloped with a fair i
New. York maiden.
. St. Paul fire commissioners awarded con
tracts lor new hose.
Veterans of the Second 'Minnesota held a
reunion in St. Paul.
An aged Maryland bridegroom went crazy
during the honeymoon.
Jack Burke knocked Mike Cleary out in
three rounds in Chicago.
The Delta Lawn Tennis club's ball at the
Ryan was a brilliant affair.
Most of the committee chairmen have been
selected by Speaker Carlisle.
Texan partisans of a defeated mayor are
organizing a raid into Mexico.
Charles Martin of Monte Curisto fame has
left the city for the city's good.
The proposed British protective tariff j
threatens American interests.
William Mavis was run over by an engine j
near Hinckley and badly Injured.
Vandals mutilated valuable oil paintings in
St. Elizabeth's church, Chicago.
The First National bank of Lake City has
Closed on account of a run on it.
St. Paul and Minneapolis capitalists have
purchased the Duluth street railway.
An Alabama negro was burned at the stake
for a felonious assault upon a woman.
Box-makers in Chicago are on a strike
against the use of nailing machines.
A government steamer will bo sent to
search for the missing whaler Amethyst.
Warner Miller is receiving decided opposi- |
tion in the New York senatorial contest.
Commissioner Sparks claims to have the
unqualified indorsement of the president.
Allequippa coal miners refuse to leave the
settlement of their troubles to arbitration.
! The contract for the Cascade tunnel is ab- i
sorbing the interest of railroad contractors. '
■ A St. Paul printer named Milton Lescher
■was knocked down on the street with a slunjr-
The St. Paul chamber of commerce is in
vestigating the question of who owns the
levee. •■ * \
J. C. Litzclman, a Newton, 111., contractor,
£ed the town. leaving- thousands of dollars of
oets. -— -
1 . Mary Dov-l!, a Cleveland grass widow, com
niitteil suicide by jumping- from a three-story
Thomas Campbell of Scotland died from
the result of injuries iullicted byC. H. Singer
in a saloon row.
The Illinois Central disputes the right of
way of the Chicago, Burlington & Northern
at East Dubuque.
Numerous Chicago cigarinakers' were de
luded into a trip to the Paoiflo coast under
false promises of work.
Twa youthful Chicago lovers skipped to St.
Loui9 with $500 belonging to the lady's
father, and had a big time.
The story that a number of detectives were
sent to the White house to protect the presi
dent is pronounced a canard.
Fourteen hundred poor children were given
a Christmas dinner by a Washington club,
composed of the elite of that city.
Minneapolis exposition managers have
asked the city to furnish grounds for the
new building's which are to cost $250,000.
Mr. Hugh Campbell is a little sensi
tive about nis Louisiana record and doesn't
hesitate to tell Senator Vest that he ought
to spare his feelings in this regard. Mr.
Campbell ought to remember that the
presidential fraud of 1876 is one of the epi
sodes of American history that will never
be forgotten and that the perpetrators of it
will never be forgiven. Theft of the ballot
is an unpardonable sin in republican govern
ments. It is a crime for which there can
be no atonement. Like the primal mark
of disgrace which rested on the brow of the
lirst murderer it stamps itself upon the per
petrator of the crime to point him out as
the object of all men's contumely and in
vests all his political actions with suspicion.
It will be observed that in his letter to
Senator Vest that Mr. Campbell shrewdly
attempts to parry the charge of revolution
ary action by citing the decision of Judge
Taxey and the action had by half a dozen
other states preliminary to their admission
into the Union. The principles quoted by
Mr. Campbell aud the precedents referred
to are all correct enough in themselves,
but we fail to see what application they
have to the claim of the Huron state gov
ernment. If the territory of Dakota had
chosen to organize a state government pre
liminary to asking for admission, while it
would have an unusual form of proceeding
there would have been nothing revolutionary
about it. But Dakota has not done so. A
band of individuals calling themselves the
representatives of the state government of
South Dakota are the ones who are kicking
up the muss. There is no such territory as
South Dakota. It is a fiction. To recog
nize its existence would be to recognize the
right of secession in a territory, a principle
that the general government is not apt to
establish in a territory after so emphatically
squelching it in the states. It is therefore
unfair and deceptive to speak of the
South Dakota concern in connection
with the claims of Dakota proper.
Dakota is a territory regularly framed and
organized as such by congressional action.
South Dakota is a mythical political organ
ization and for all practical purposes may as
well be called the territory of Timbuctoo as
to speak of it as the Dakota state or terri
torial government. The Globe has taken
the position that it is the duty of the fed
eral government to invest Dakota with
statehood. It has fulfilled all the condi
tions which entitle it to recognition in that
respect. And that is the view which the
Democratic members of congress take of it.
We feel warranted in saying that a bill to
provide for the admission of Dakota will
receive the cordial support of the Democrats
in that body. The only obstacle in the way
is the attempt of the Campbell crowd to
interpose a fictitious political government
in the way of Dakota's admission. They
talk and twaddle about the injustice that
is being done to Dakota when they are the
ones who are doing the injustice. If it
isn't revolutionary to set up an independent
state government within the limits of a ter
ritory without even the consent of congress
or of the people of the whole territory —
then what is revolution? Mr. Campbell
and his followers are attempting to throw
the country off on a false scent by insisting
that they are the people of Dakota
and that their mythical government
is the outcome of the will of the
people of Dakota. An illustration of
this was found in the Donax interview
published in the Globe a few days ago.
While Donan is too inconsequential to
make his opinions of any value, or to be of
influence in any direction, still his wild
screed serves to show the false attitude the
Campbell government is seeking to as
sume. It further illustrated the insincerity
of the gang. For while Donax speaks of
the Democrats in congress as "a gang of ex-
Confederate cattle and a herd of red-handed
rebels," it is remembered that he was him
self once one of the gang who once boasted
of the loyal blood that had been spilled by
his own hands, and once vied with Beick
Pomeroy in the use of vituperation and
billingsgate that was heaped upon loyal
Union men. We only revert to these facts
to show that Dakota's greatest drawback is
the presence of political adventurers who
are continually placing the territory before
the country in a false iight. Notwith
standing all these disadvantages we believe
that the claims of Dakota for admission
will be brought before congress in a correct
light and that they will be recognized.
To-night Dr. Woodward will deliver
his lecture on Manual Training at the high
school building in this city. Dr. Wood
ward's reputation as an eloquent speaker
and an enthusiastic worker in the cause of
education will insure him an attentive
audience. But more than this, he comes to
us to talk on a subject of more than ordinary
importance at this time. The American
people are fond of boasting of their edcuea
tional system, and yet with all our disposi
tion to brag we are forced to the concession
that there are grave defects in that
system. Results have not been what
we expected. In too many instances
the tendency of our system
has been to disqualify rather than qualify
our youth for the practical duties of life.
One objection that has been urged with a
great deal of force is that there is too much
| of what is commonly denominated book
cramming. ' There has been an indiscrimi
nate attempt at ramming and cramming all
I sorts of book knowledge into the minds of
! all sorts of children, without regard to the
special adaptation of the particular branches
taught to the capabilities of the child, or to
the station the child is to occupy in life.
The result of such a system is that instead
•of educating and building upward it
j has been nflseducating and leveling
i downward. The result of such a system is
I very aptly described by Emerson when he
| says: "We are students of words; we are
! shut up in schools and colleges and recita
i tion rooms for ten or lifteen years, and
j come out at last with a bag of wind, a
! memory of words and do not know a
i thing."' The effort of practical educators
j of this day is to supr>ly better methods in
! the place of the defective ones of the pres-
I ent. They are endeavoring to impress on
; the public mind the fact that a score of
j things well learned is better than a-thousand
! things half known, and when once this
' idea is embodied in our system of education
a wonderful advance will have been made.
■ But this is not the only Improvement
| our educational system is susceptible of.
We do not want to become a nation of book
i worms. Book learning is not all the knowl
edge we need. A brain that is made alert
by knowledge is a good thing, but it is bet
i ter when the hand has been educated to do
i that which the educated mind directs. We
! have not advanced so far toward millenial
! conditions that the primal curse has been
ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1885.
removed from man. As of old people are
still compelled to earn their bread in the
sweat of the face. But we have advanced
beyond the primitive methods by which
labor was performed. We are a nation of
toilers, but it is skilled labor that is required
of us. Consequently our conditions are
such that any system of education
which neglects the training of the hand in
connection with the enlightenment of the
mind is defective. We do not want to
make scholars merely of the great mass of
our youth. We want them to be capable
workingnien and workingwomen. Yea,
more than that, we want to dignify labor.
We want to inculcate into the minds of the
rising generation the truth that the mechan
ic's tool Is as much a badge of respectability
as is the lawyer's brief, the banker's ledger,
the merchant's yardstick or the minister's
gown. The way to do this is to commence
with the children in the school room. Let
the child become familiar with the
saw and the hammer. Teach him the
use of the piano and the chisel.
Train his mind in the belief that labor is
respectable and that industry is essential to
success in life. When his mind has ex
panded and is sufficiently enlightened to
understand the construction of a piece of
mechanical art, let the hand be skilled to
make it. Thus it is that when he comes
from the school room he steps into the busy
world aiound him fully equipped and
strengthened for the struggle before him.
There is no sort of doubt but that industrial
education is to be mainly the solution of
the vast problems which are vexing our
social conditions to-day. With this fact
staring us in the face it is all important that
we should be on the alert to avail ourselves
of its benefits. The St Louis industrial
school has proven a successful experiment.
Dr. Woodward is the director of it, and
his explanation of its details and practical
features will be both entertaining and in
A GROSS LIBEL.
Notwithstanding that it possesses many
excellent qualities, the New York World
has a remarkable faculty for magnifying a
mole-hill into a mountain. An illustration
of this is found in the fact that it has
seized upon the action of some ■well-meaning
women in Minneapolis, who attempted to
organize themselves into a sort of an anti-
Social Evil society, to create the impression
in the East that the entire Northwest is
nothing less than a modern Sodom and
Gomorrah, and that the virtuous women of
the twin cities have been impelled to arm
themselves and organize brigades to
protect their sons, brothers and husbands
from the vices which prevail. The
World has probably been betrayed
into this false impression and unjust opinion
of our social conditions by the repeated
publications in the Pioneer Press of a simi
lar import. The Globe begs leave to assure
its New York contemporary that it was never
wider of the mark than when it- says "the
social evil is more powerful and more prom
inently displayed in St. Paul and Minneap
olis, in proportion to population, than in
any two towns in the United States." The
above quotation from the World reads a
good deal like an editorial in the Pioneer
Press when it has a dyspeptic fit resulting
from a study of Comptroller Roche'3
style of bookkeeping. The social evil ex
ists in every city to a more or less extent,
but we are confident that we are within the
limits of truth when we say that
so far as St. Paul is concerned there
is 110 city of its population where
it is more restricted or more systematically
repressed. And it will be so in Minneapo
lis when that city is placed under Demo
cratic administration. It is because that its
display is so exceptional that it becomes
sensational when its existence is occasion
ally developed. The Minneapolis incident
which the World seizes as an excuse for its
inexcusable libel upon the virtuous name of
these two great cities was only the result of
a little sensation growing out of the police
investigation in that city. The sons, hus
bands and brothers of the twin cities are a
thousand fold more secure from temptations
of this character than are the sons, hus
bands and brothers of New York. Constant
familiarity with the evil has rendered the
New York people indifferent to its exist
ence in their midst. Its exceptional ap
pearance in a Northwestern city makes it
sensational. Now and then a Minneapolis
man may go astray, but a St. Paul man
SIR CHARLES GIBSON.
A friend of Sir Charles Gibsox, who
is a little over-sensitive in relation to the
Globe's expression of gratification that the
administration would not recognize his title
as the basis of a claim for diplomatic pre
ferment, furnishes us a communication in
his defense, which we cheerfully publish.
The Globe did not intend any slur on £jir
Charles, nor is it warranted by the para
graph which our correspondent quotes. If
it is agreeable to an American citizen to ac
cept titles of nobility from foreign poten
tates, that is none of its business, nor does
it propose to concern itself about it.
But when it comes to making public appoint
ments and the selection of high diplomatic
officials from the ranks of titled gentry,
then, as a live, wide-awake Democratic news
paper the Globe proposes to chip in. It
cheerfully concedes all that its correspond
ent 3ays of Sir Charles' qualifications.
It admits that he is a man of extraordinary
intelligence, of high character, purity of
life and all that goes to make up a model
gentleman. It grants that he always votes
he Democratic ticket and works for the
tDemocratic party. And yet the Globe says
he is not the proper person to represent the
United States government in any official
capacity, and it would be a sorry day for
the Democratic party when a Demo- j
cratic administration honored any man
with a diplomatic mission who wears
a title of nobility appended to his
name. This is a democratic nation,
and the people of this country will not sub
mit to any recognition of aristocracy in any
shape or form. As a private citizen Mr.
Gibson is entitled to as many titles as he
can acquire or enjoy. But he cannot be
permitted to air them in public before dem
ocratic Americans. Mr. Gibson, as a re
spectable private citizen of St. Louis, is en
tirely a different person from Sir Charles
Gibsox as the American ambassador at the
court of Austria. It is only in respect to
the latter position that the Globe speaKS
of him, and if it is a slur upon a man to
say that no titled nobleman is qualified to
hold office under this government, no mat- J
ter what his personal merits may be, then
the Globe has no apology to make for its
THE LEVEE IMPROVEMENTS.
The discussion in the chamber of com
merce yesterday morning makes it all the
more evident that the levee improvement is
one of the most important matters con
nected with the future growth and develop
ment of the city. It is already apparent that
the city has heretofore been too negligent
in this matter, and in its liberality has per
mitted ground to be used for other pur
poses which ought to have been retained for
the use of the river trrffic. If this fact is
apparent now it will be more so ten years
hence when the business and population of
the city is twice or three times greater than
it is when the river has been improved and
its value as a competing factor with the
railroads will be better appreciated than now.
There is no use in crying over spilled milk,
nor is there any reason why we should
grumble about what has been done beyond
redemption. But the experiences of the
past should serve to remind us of the duty
of providing against any more errors of the
same sort. The Globe has heretofore
urged that the city council should at once
adopt a plan for a systematic improvement
of the levee. The Glouk does not mean to
say the city should at once make the entire
improvement, but it does say that whatever
is done now should be done as
a part of the general plan which
shall be adopted. The Diamond
Jo lino asks for permission to occupy
and improve the additional 200 feet above
the present warehouse. It is understood
that the Minnesota & Northwestern Rail
road company desires to occupy the same
land for a freight depot. Of course these
propositions now pending before the council
will give that body an opportunity to make
a full investigation of the matter, and thus
be enabled to determine what policy is best
for the city to pursue. If the present ware
house accommodations ara not sufficient for
the steamboat trade there ought to be no
hesitation on the part of the council to en
large them. The river trade must first be
accommodated, whatever other interest's
suifer. The river is the key to all of St.
Paul's prosperity. That fact is so patent
that it requires no argument to establish.
Consequently the prime duty of the council
is to clear the coast for the river traffic and
to keep it clear. Next in importance is the
railroad interest New roads coming into
the city should be provided with room
needed for the handling of freight, provided
it does not interfere with, the river traffic.
At present there is ample room for both the
river trade and the railroad traffic, conse
quently for temporary purposes it is only a
matter of adjustment to provide accommo
dation for both. The time may come, and
surely will come within ten or fifteen years,
it the city's growth continues in proportion
to its progress the last rive years, when
there will not be room for both on this
river bank. If that time does come and
either must be crowded out, let us remember
that the river is always to be of more im
portance to us than all the railroad lines
that were ever built or ever will be con
structed. There are other sites which can
be used for railroad depots and warehouses,
while the river must flow on forever over
its present bed. These facts should not be
lost sight of in the determination of this
ONXY A PANSY BLOSSOM. T
A St. Paul gentleman yesterday plucked
a bunch of pansies ■which grew in his gar
den in the open air and brought them to the
Globe office. These modest, well-tipped
flow'rets, like sweet thoughts that come
winged from the maiden fancy, almost
convinced us that we were living in some
tropical clime where the birds sing and the
flowers bloom all the year round. Now let
our envious neighbors of the East and
the South quit twitting us about the rigors
of a Minnesota climate. We may have to
forego the pleasure of roaming 'mid ice
palaces, but we can have pansy blossoms at
New Year, instead.
A BURSTED BUBBLE.
The rise in the rate of foreign exchange
which the excited New York organs util
ized to make an argument in favor of silver
suspension, didn't last long. The decline
was as sudden as the rise. The very next
day the rate went down to its normal stand
ard, and the gold bugs were left without an
argument. It was only one of those specu
lative spurts which will occur, no matter
what the dollar standard may be.
The New York Morning Journal, one of the
most enterprising though the youngest of the
great metropolitan papers.in its issue of Doe.
21, published a sixteen-page paper, contain
ing fifty-five columns of advertising, an in
crease of 150 per cent. In one year. In time
the Journal may even equal the Christmas
Globe's record of twenty-eight pages and
120 columns of advertising.
Ex-Minister Wallace says war must
soon come in the East and that Turkey will be
involved. It has for some time been noticed
that tho sultan has been putting by a penny
for a rainy day, and rumor has it that he has
allowed our ex-minister to assist him.
As exchange declares that Miss Cleve
land is going to stop smoking in the White
house. The country will be in suspense un
til the first lady in the land informs it that
she does not intend to transfer tho habit to
Parnell is accused of exaggerated eccen
tricity. His is the kind of eccentricity, how
ever, which will meet with the approval of a
large nnmber of enthusiastic admirers,among
whom it may bo added are but few English
Villard will become an editor in New
York. A good many of his former friends
are already trembling in anticipated fear of
the excellent opportunities the ex-railway
magnate will have for speaking his mind.
Again do the gilded youth of Chicago
gnash their teeth and storm in impotent rage
at the New York exquisites. One of the latr
ter will soon carry away, as his bride, the
richest young woman in Chicago.
A fashion declares that no stylishly dis
posed young; woman will be without an
"oudja." It neglects to say whether a prize
will be given to the first one who figures out
just what an oudja is.
Victoria has sent King John of Abyssinia
a sword of honor. The honor will consist in
delighting his tribe by transfixing some wan
dering Englishman with it at the first con
Congressmen anxious to cast their lines in
pleasant places are begging Carlisle for de
sirable committee places. The right kind of
men will be selected without importuning on
New York will try to regulate her liquor
traffic by inaugurating high license. The al
titude of the license, it is darkly hinted, will
only be Limited by the extent of aldermanic
English statesmen, than whom there are
no better informed diplomatists, heartily
commend the course of this government, and
condemn that of Austria, in the Keilt mat
Gov.-Elkct Lee of Virginia refuses al 1
gifts. Sensibly enough lie is satisfied with
the substantial one the people gave him when
they elected him governor.
Over 5,000 students are enrolled in the uni
versity of Berlin for the coming term, and the
citizens are petitioning for an enlargement of
the local police force.
Steps are being taken toward establishing
cremation in England. As a preliminary the
Parnellites are making it very hot for both
Tories and Liberals.
To-day is "Journalists' day" at the New
| Orleans exposition, and It is safe to say that
before midnight that town will assume a dis
tinctly ruddy hue.
Would it not be just as well, considering
this kind of weather, to reopen the court
martial proceedings against Chief Signal Of
Congressional Taste in Color.
The new carpet on the floor of the house of
I representatives this y^ar, is said to be a
| flaming red. This offends the esthetes; but the
I congressmen think they can make it all right
j before the session is ended, by painting the
i rest of the capital to harmonize with the
Whole Loaf or Sione.
New York World.
In January North Dakota will bold a con
vention and make arrangements for hammer
; ing at the door of the Union. Dakota carve 3
herself in a way that recalls recent events in
the Balkan peninsula; but the attempt to in
troduce herself piece-meal into the Union will
Good But 1-ate Christmas Gift.
They will come late, perhaps, but the presi-
I dent's veto of a large majority of the
| 400 appropriation bills that the greedy
patriots have . already . presented will be a
• ] pretty good Christmas present for ■ the coun- "
try. ;-. .- -■;■ ■_.. \ ■-■- ■•■'• -■ .
Tinkering the Dollar.
Philadelphia Times. - ■
• It will come a little late for a Christmas gift
to the people, but Congress might add twenty
cents' worth of silver to the dollar when it
meets again.':. * . ,
The "Yankee Doodle-Doo.', .
In' bis last poems Baron Tennyson speaks
of "poor orphans of nothing:," who are "born
of brainless nature." This is a very hard
slap ou the. dudes.
Will Ho Pulled Down.
Mr. Vest of Missouri is to be the adminis
tration spokesman In the senate, and it is
probable that he will be Jacketed before long.
In Sonic Cases Caught Him.
Woman was made after man, and she has
been after him ever since. .
["0 Hesperus, thou bringost all things. "1
O, sombre, silent night!
Beneath thy folded wings
■ The fount of dreamland spring's • I
To give the soul delight.
And, if we know the right,
■ Thou bringest all good things;
The poet truly sings,
O sombre, silent night!
Beneath thy darkened dome ';'.[ '.'..
Sit those who lived to reap
World-woe too keen and deep.
For rest and joy to come;
Thou furoishest a home
For those who watch and weep,
Who pray for death and sleep,
Beneath thy darkened dome.
— Fred Shelley Kyman.
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
About midnight Sergt. Fox and a posse of
officers raided a gambling house on the sec
ond floor of 517 Washington avenue south,
capturing the six inmates, all of whom were
playing. The gaming utensils, which in
cluded a couple of stud poker tables, were
siezed. The place has frequently been
Assaulted by- Roughs.
Early this morning Officer Leonard of
the Central precinct was assaulted by
a gang of roughs, who had inter-,
fered with the ; arrest of one
of their companions. The hoodlums had
been creating a disturbance around the sa
loon on Sixth avenue south between Wash
ington avenue and Third street, and the
officer arrested the ring-leader. The pris
oner resisted arrest and effected his
escape. Subsequently the ' officer
found him at the same saloon and
when he attempted to arrest him the second
time the gang turned upon him. One of the
roughs struck the officer on the head with a
heavy instrument, cutting an ugly wound
on the back of the head. One of the
ruffians named Glassner was arrested. The
officer's injuries were attended to by a sur
Possible Dismemberment Turkey
London, Dec. 29. — The czar is about to
reinstate Prince Alexander of Bulgaria in
his former rank in the .Russian army.
The presence of Prince .Voukoff and
other Russian officers at Sofia
makes a close alliance between Russia and
Bulgaria. These facts have caused alarm
among the friends of Turkey. It is
believed the compact between the czar
and Prince Alexander, by which
Russia recognizes the Bulgarian union, is
the prelude to a Russian campaign in the
spring and the final dismemberment of the
Search for the Buried miners.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 28. — The offi
cials of the Susquehanna Coal company
have changed their minds in regard to the
search for the twenty-six men buried in
No. 1. Slope at Nanticoke and will
continues the work of opening up the main
gangway. The extra shifts were put on
again yesterday, each workiug eight hours.
They hope to reach the fatal spot in five
weeks. The debris is beiug removed at the
rate of 100 cars per day.
NUGGETS AND NUBBINS.
Matters of Gossip About ?lis.ny Men
and IHany likings.
There are 1,000 students of medicine in
Chicago medical colleges this winter.
Horace Greeley ia quoted as having once
said that in his estimation the man who re
mained sober while carousing with a party
of inebriates was lower and viler than they.
Buffalo, according to a home statistician,
spends 822,250 a (lay for liquor at its public
bars. This is 57, 045, 500 a year, or 52,890,000
more tban the combined capital of all the
banks in the city.
On the White house Dreakfast table al
ways stands a bouquet of freshly-culled
pond liiies. This is by Miss Cleveland's
special orders, the pond lily sharing with
the rose the honor of being her favorite
What is considered at Cambridge "the
most genuine tribute of admiration that
Harvard has received for some time," was
the recent visit of a man from the far West
expressly to have his chest examined by
"Dr." Eliot, "regardless of expense."
People who fear extravagant legislation
through the distribution of the appropria
tion bills among several committees are en
couraged by the recollection that during a
single session of the New York legislature
Gov. Cleveland vetoed 150 bills.
"The absence of three red heads which
illuminated the half of the house of repre
sentatives last year," says the Washington
Republican, "gives a sombre cast to the
great apartment, which will make the old
members feel gloomy till they become ac
customed to the change."
Sir James Paget once made an exhaust
ive investigation into the careers in life of
1,000 medical students who matriculated in
the London schools. The resultant facts
were as follows: Died during student life,
41; died after entering upon practice, 87;
abandoned the profession, 9G; utter failures
in the profession, SG; met with limited suc
cess, 124; attained ordinary success, 66;
achieved distinguished success, 23; made a
living and nothing more, 507.
FASHION AND HOLIDAY NOTES.
Buttons grow bigger and odder.
Violets are to be very fashionable.
Buckles of all kinds are in high favor.
This promises to be a real flower season.
. Old-fashioned lynx furs are again in fa
Natural flowers are again worn in the
Waistcoats or plastrons are the rale on
all imported dresses.
A young girl should never wear a trained
or demitrained dress.
Tinsel-decorated and silver and steel
beaded slippers are all the rage.
Porcupine or wild-boar cloth is destined
to popular favor in January.
The Cloak, Suit and Ladies' Wear Ee
view calls this the shaggy season.
It is sad, but it's a fact, there are no bon
nets for elderly women this winter.
Piibbed diagonal Melton cloths are talked
of for early spring uewmarkets.
Silver dated and real articles play an im
portant part in holiday goods this season.
Baskets of mingled fruits and flowers
decorate London dinner and ball supper
For evening wear, the high novelty is to
wear a garland of flowers round the waste.
Brown, tan, warm gray and smoky fawn
are the preferred colors for homespun
The newest thing in table decorations is
to mingle fruits and flowers in one compo
Even some of the long cloaks have cush
ions under the plaits in the back to form the
Curled wool fabrics will probably be re
vived in the spring, and have a long run of
Long tailor-made newmarkets of beaver,
chinchilla and boucle cloths are much worn
by young girls.
Violets and pale roses, arranged to form
a pompon aigrette, are the flowers worn
fashionably in the hair.
New York Girls and Something of Their
' Clothes, Shoes and Limps. ... t
The Vaccination Huge Among the
i • Belles— Fashions. ' ■
■ ' ■ ■ ■■■■ ■■■■'.
Specimen .of the New York. Swell—
• Gotham Glimpses.
New YorK Correspondence:
From the windows of the Union league
the New Yorker may be studied in his or her
If you use the latter pronoun change the
peculiarities into idiocies. Not that the
male bird is free from features that attract
your wondering attention, but that the lady
bird presents to the stranger's eye features
so extraordinary and so striking that your
attention is diverted from her • more com
The men of New York are well worth
looking at of course. The "doosid" good
fellow club man, you know, is always well
groomed, lives in bachelor apartments any
where from Washington square up to the
Sixty streets, is, above all else, English in
proclivities and taste, and in his moments
of leisure (and their name is legion), if it
doesn't bore him too much, does the heavy
agreeable to the fair exponents of social
art ' "|"? ; 3i'
He is a man, 'tis true, who doesn't con
tribute anything of importance toward the
progress of the world, but then he fills, and
fills handsomely, you must admit, a niche
that would look empty without his pleasing
form. He is inoffensive, and you are rather
glad that he is there.
The younger man, the dude, who lives
but to become something that he can
never be, who is always aping somebody or
something, whose appearance is at times
grotesque, and always contemptible —
deserves but little notice from you. You
sneer a sneer as he passes, and say a short
mass for the repose of his soul.
These male birds, as I say, catch your
eye as they go by, and you size them up in
a moment. A passing pleasure, as it were,
and soon forgotten.
But in the notice and study of the female
species, vast fields of inquiry open out be
fore you. Young society girls, young mar
ried women, stout countess dowagers, all
present points of interest that are worth
prolonged notice and consideration. And
yet, strange to say, the one most noticeable
feature of the younger members of this
more interesting species, is the almost un
qualified and servile imitation of some of
the features of the other less interesting
THE NEW YORK GIRL
Is nothing if not manly. In many of her
habits, and especially in her dress, she
tries to look like the men, don't you know.
Redfern & Everall, and the other ladies'
tailors, make the clothes for the swell
young woman. Her tailor-made suits cost
hpr $125; are fitted by men, and are made
to look as much like men's clothes as waists
and skirts can be made to resemble waist
coats and trousers.
Her shoes are this fall exactly like men's
shoes. They have thick soles, square box
toes, and are made to lace up in front.
Shod with these * 'stories. " encased like an
umbrella in a tight-tittiug ulster, which fits
like paper on the wall over a huge bustle
projecting far into the rear; a man's hat
on her head, and a small, big-handled
umbrella in hand, my lady strides up Fifth
avenue — one of many, but flying private
signals in the way of details of dress, and
making her "the worst yet" until the next
one comes along.
Strides, however, is hardly the word to
be used. She minces, and she makes this
mincing noticeable by a limp. You ask if
she is lame. By no means. They all
limp, and surely they can't all be lame. It
is simply the fashion to limp. The Princess
of Wales limps, and for a time it was the
fashion for court ladies to limp also. It
is the swell thing to do here, but for a
different reason. They have all been vac
cinated. Not to be vaccinated is not to be
one of us girls, and, therefore, whether or
no, we limp, I heard a dudish young doc
tor, the other day at an afternoon tea, say
that he had just come from a vaccinating
seance, where he had just scratched the
symmetrical or otherwise calves of some
half-dozen society "girls." One of the
number was actually so timid and modest,
you know, that she cut a little round hole
in her stocking, just large enough for the
lance, rather than to expose to the profes
sional eye the soft, white expanse of her
shapely leg. That is, I dare say it was
soft and white, and shapely.
Now, these same charming New York
girls are guilty of conspicuousness on the
street. What would you say if you saw a
stunner come booming up the avenue, a
tailor-made suit on, and in the way of a
wrap, a tight-fitting jacket of bright red
cloth, military-looking fastenings stretch
ing from one side to the other and involv
ing a tremendous amount of cord. I don't
know the scientific name for these fasten
ings, but they are effective and numerous.
The edges of this red, danger-signal sort of
a coat must be trimmed — that is if you are
to do the exceedingly ' swell thing — with
astrakhan. No, there is no compromise.
« IT MUST BE ASTRAKHAN,
and ot course if you insist, you can put on
other kinds of fur, such as the vulgar seal
skin, sable or otter, but then you will be
without the pale of swelldom, and to be
correct, to be dressed unexceptionably, you
must have astrakhan and plenty of it. Your
coat does not offer space enough for its dis
play. You must also trim the edges of
your hat with it. The hat must be of red
cloth, of small cone shape, and a broad
band of astrakhan around the base. And
you mustn't stop there. If you can't very
well get any more on yonr dress and coat,
and you already have a muff made of it,
why, then have a coat made of it for your
pet dog. He'll look awfully swell in it. 1
actually saw that on Madison avenue yes
terday, a hound tottering along under a cov
1 went to the Metropolitan the opening
night this season. I didn't expect to be
able to tell what the ladies wore, because
I knew that not more than from the waist
upward would be exposed to view from the
parquette. But I was surprised, not to say
In the decollete style, there were many,
but not so many as in previous seasons.
Square necks and corsages en V's abounded.
Now, a square-neck dress is all right for a
quiet little dinner, or a progressive euchre
party, or, say, for a church society, but foi
a box at the opera there is nothing like the
no-waist dress, commonly called low neck
and short sleeve. Before the .masculine eye
looking through moderately — mark, I say
only moderately — powerful opera glasses, a
costume of that kind looms up grandly.
The effect is superior. Lines are drawn out
and soft curves are brought into relief in a
way that is impossible with the vulsar
high-neck dress, whose principal office
seems to be to hide that which was meaut
to be seen. There are six seats in each of
THE FASHIO3JABLE BOXES.
The ladies of the party take the front ones;
the men those behind. "Lohengrin" was
the opera on the opening night, and you
know "Lohengrin" drags at times. That
is, when the endless processions march
onto the stage and impossible groups are
formed out of impossible courtiers and
ladies in waiting. At these times the in
terrupted conversations were resumed; the
men flitted from box to box, and the beau
tiful undressed creatures in the front rows,
while listening to the twaddle of the dudes
from behind, carefully examined the occu
pants of rival boxes.
The correct thing this year is not to have
any flowers at the opera. Last winter the
fronts of the boxes used to be ridiculously
piled up with bouquets, and like all fashions,
the flower idea is discarded. In their place,
however, a new weapon in the opera war
fare has come into use. Not new in the
sense that it has never been used before,
but not for many years. This weapon
is none other than the fan, but
not like the ordinary instrument for raising
a breeze. It is for a different object.
From the end of a pearl or shell handle
rise three, and only three, light blue or
pink ostrich feathers, the middle one longer
by an inch or two than the others. This is
gently and skillfully manipulated for the
various purposes of flirting, sucli as saying
sweet little nothings sub rosa, or calling
soft oeillades, which, of course, breaks the
poor fellow all up that happens to be sitting
near by. They are called the lyre fan, not
inappropriate, considering the truth of most
of the things said behind them.
I went last week to Cyrus Field's recep
tion to Canon Farrar. L was entertained,
amused at Mr. Field's presence and his
manner of receiving guests, and charmed
with the Canon's tine bearing and courtly
ways. He said he regretted not being able
to go to St. Louis when in Chicago, but
that his time was more than tilled, and
many tilings he would have been pleased to
do had to be left undone. As he stood at
one end of the long drawing-room and re
ceived the salutations of the 1,'2u0 guests,
his appearance was very fascinating. He
was in full dress, and this meant for him a
long, black frock" coat under which was a
sort of priestly gown which came down to
his knees. From there down his rather
small calf was encased in a black silk
stocking and a patent-leather shoe with
large silver buckle footed up, as it were, a
very becoming dress.
Mr. Field went from room to room re
ceiving guests and doing the honors eener
allv in a way that reminded me very much
of a certain class of gentlemen who, at their
down-town places of business, make tempt
ing offers of job lots of overcoats or other
articles of apparel.
Most of the swell entertainments this
season have been teas and afternoon recep
tions. It is the favorite means of intro
ducing a debutante and of letting the so
cial world know that you are open to en
gagements. If it is a tea you are to give,
the correct thing is to ask any two of your
young lady friends to preside at the refresh
ment table. Select the prettiest girls you
know, so that when seated behind the tea
and chocolate urns at the ends of the table,
they will contribute to the beauty of the
scene and intensify the general eclat of the
Reception hours are universally from 4 to
7. the crowd coming at 5, and the men who
have to go home from business and put ou
a black coat, straggle in between ti and 7.
There is one member of New York so
ciety who in herself is worth the price of
admission to see. She is the clown of the
circus. She is Mrs. John Bigelow. There
is no vagary, no folly that she is not equal
to. And the funny part is that she is not
only tolerated but courted. She is a lady
well on in years, in fact a fully developed
old dowager, and yet the no-waist dress
is her favorite and she is indefatigable
in her social life. An evening at the Met
ropolitan would not be a success without
her. She must be sitting in a prominent
box, flirting with some young swell; must
suddenly snatch a rose from her bouquet
and excitedly pin it to his coat, and then in
the middle of an act get up from her front
seat, and walking round the circle, make a
sudden appearance in another box, causing
sundry changes in the placing of its occu
pants and attracting the attention of the
house. You ask who that rude person is.
You are told she is not rude, only eccentric,
you know, and she is Mrs. John Bigelow.
A lady of her acquaintance, and she knows
everybody worth knowing in New York, told
me the other day that she wouldn't be at all
surprised to see Mrs. Bigelow walk in at
any time and say: "My dear, I am going to
throw myself on the lounge for a little nap.
AVake me up in a half hour and have me a
cup of English 'breakfast' made, and a bite
of toast." She is clever, entertaining —
and eccentric. Fancy her in St. Louis.
There is another striking figure in New
York society. In fact, there are many, but
Rome'more prominent than others. Boston
does not begin to have so many. In fact,
there is only one really striking figure
there, Sullivan, I believe." The one I have
in mind here is the blue-ribbon ass of the
KIS SAME 13 HAMJIER3LEY.
You can see him of bright afternoons driv
ing up the avenue in a dog-cart. You notice
that his head is drawn to one side and under
the impression that he is suffering from
some contraction of the cords of the neck,
you express some pity for him and ask why
he doesn't submit to an operation that
might allow his head to sit straight on his
shoulders. You are laughed at. He does
it from choice, and it is his proud boast that
'•the llammersleys, sir, have carried their
heads that way for years, aye, for cen
turies." Can you imagine such idiocy. The
Vanderbilt episode has been the absorbing
topic of conversation in most of the clubs
and about the hotels.Opinions differ largely
as to the merit of the man, but I notice a
general willingness to acknowledge that
Vanderbilt, though not a philanthropist,
was upright, honest and straightforward in
business, unassuming in private life
and home-loving, and, above all,
a faithful friend. His great managing
ability, the enormous capital with which
he started easily explain the doubling of his
original fortune. It was the result of
building up systems, establishing great en
terprises, and not the destruction of smaller
fortunes, that resulted in his colossal wealth.
Among the best men, the most fair-minded,
criticism has been favorable and friendly.
Of course, much has been adverse. A
rich man has enemies because of his rich
The Wall street boys couldn't let his
death go by without getting a little fun out
of it. Lackawanna, which is a coal stock,
had been pretty well down. The day after
his death it went up six or eight points, and
consequently a card was circulated on
'change explaining that upon the arrival of
William H. Vauderbilt, his satanic majesty
had given large orders for fuel, resulting iv
the immediate rise of coal stocks.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Sir Charles Vindicated.
To the Editor of the Globe.
"Sir" Charles Gibson of St. Louis, who ii
"a Knigrht of the Holy Roman Empire," is is
Washington, an applicant for the Vienna
mission. As he bases his claims as much
upon his alleged titlo as upon his American
citizenship, it is pleasing to be assured that
the administration will have none o' "Sir"
Charles. — Yesterday's Globe.
Your information of Mr. Gibson must
have come to you at second-hand and from
most unreliable resources to warrant the
slur intended in the foregoing paragraph.
Owing in part to the location of his sum
mer residence on the shores of Lake Min
netonka Mr. Gibson has many friends in
St. Paul and vicinity who will sustain me
when I say that he is well qualified in learn
ing, in manners and in statesmanship for
any mission the president might confer
upon him. If he has been the recirjient of
some favors from Germany and from Aus
tria no one can say that it has been at the
expense of his own country, on the contrary
it is simply evidence to those most familiar
with the facts that a man of his intelligence
would long ago have been recognized in any
other country except our own. Always a
loyal and hard-working Democrat and
thoroughly democratic in his manners and
habits of life, your intimation of his aristo
cratic tendencies is wide of the mark. He
was. as you may know, the favorite of Pul
itzer of the JNew York World for minister
to Germany. In conversation with Mr.
Gibson soon after the appointment of Pen
dleton was announced lie expressed to mo
ideas of the qualifications requisite for such
a position that were sound, sensible and
democratic in the extreme. I remembet
particularly one remark to the effect that
our ministers abroad made a great mistake
in trying to ape too much the fashions of
the foreigners. An American minister, he
said, represented a democratic country, and
foreigners would respect him much more ii
he would preserve to a greater extent the
habits and customs of his country.
With such ideas as these Mr. Gibson'i
acquaintance abroad would not be detri
mental in the event of his appointment to
Vienna, but would increase his influence
and work to our advantage, and your inti
mations to the contrary do him a great in
justice. Truly yours,
Albert B. Ovitt.
St. Paul, Dec. 28, 1885.
Loxdo.v, Dec. 28. — The Pall Mall Ga
zette says the Salisbury ministry will be
given an extension of power and that it is
possible the government will make an at
tempt to suppress Ireland with high-handed
The French Defeated.
Paris, Dec. 28. — Advices from Mada
gascar say the Hovas defeated the French
in two engagements. The French com
mander and 100 men were killed.