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*~ TO-DAY'S WEATHER.
Washington. June 1. -For Minnesota and
Iowa: Fair; stationary temperature; varia
ble winds. For Dakota and Nebraska: Light
rains: slightly cooler; variable winds. For
Wisconsin: Light raiu; stationary tempera
ture; variable winds.
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
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lacrosse. 29.94 50 Ft. Sully. .30.02 04
Huron 30.02 68 Minnedosa 20 94 62
Moorhead. 30.00 6- Calgary.... 29.90 00
St. Vincent 30.00 68 I Edmonton. I -•••••-•
•Bismarck. 30.04 00 Q'Appelle. 29.92 56
Ft. Buford. 30.04 64 Medic c B. M 0.02 o4
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The street cable in Chicago makes
fen and a half, twelve and fourteen
jniies an hour on the different sections.
But the streets are flat, and generally
Straight.
The New South is showing up with
Ravines banks and building associations,
nnd thrift and prudence are becoming
pervasive. The era of development for
tnat region will be a grand aud contin
uous oue.
o
The prettiest of all the photographs
extant of Mrs. Cleveland is said to
be the one in which she holds in her
arms her little namesake, Baby La
jiont. She is very fond of looking at
it herself, it is stated.
At Prague the authorities fined a
Street car company 55,000 for not run
ning the cars during astrike,and threat
ened to take away the charter. Whether
that was a justifiable course depends
upon circumstances not reported.
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The Chicago authorities seem slow to
learn that the press is the most efficient
agency they can employ in ferreting out
criminals. The cases are numerous in
which its lynx scent has followed the
criminal to his lair after the police had
utterly failed.
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In the national cemeteries it is
stated that more thau 100,000 of the
graves are marked "unknown." In one
of them out of 15,000 about 12,000 have '
this chiseled upon the slabs. Thousands
whose return was vaguely hoped for
years after the war sleep with the un
named.
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An Ohio paper claims to have mani
fested its enterprise by disguising
one of its reporters as a woman to re
port Mrs. Jenness Miller's lecture to
women upon her dress reform/in which
she gives object lessons in female at
tire. It must have peculiar ideas of de
cency ana propriety.
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John L. Sullivan is becoming quite
an observer, if not authority, in various
practical matters. lie has discovered
that the average business man eats too
much for the sedentary life followed,
lie should take more time to his lunch
and drink less water. One retorts that
John is not an authority on water, from
experience.
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Daniel Webster did very well for
Ins time, but would be counted as slow
and fogyish now. When he was secre
tary of state he did not rob the news
per offices for foreign ministers. He
paid: "An open attempt to secure the
aid and friendship of the public press
by bestowing the emoluments of office
Upon its active conductors seems to me,
of everything 1 have witnessed.the most
"reprehensible."
The statement appears in Eastern
papers that a dozen theological students
at the Yale school for training preach
ers have had their orthodoxy upset by
reading '"Robert Elsmere." It is prob
ably fortunate for them that they read
the book before they attempted to ex
pound the immutables of their creed, as'
teachers without mental ballast are like
boats without rudders.
mm
The recent legislature in Illinois
passed 'a law prohibiting the employ
ment in any state or municipal work of
any persons not American citizens, or
ho have not declared their intention
pf becoming such. The officials or con
tractors are required to make inquiry in
this matter before employing the men.
If any such are found at work, they
must be discharged, and any contractor
who employs such may have all he has
paid them charged to himself. It is
lather a singular law, but if it is en
forced, parties can easily get past it by
taking out their first papers. If the ob
ject is 'to compel all alien residents to
become citizens, it will fail, judging
from the experience in this state.
Thousands file their intentions, and
stop there without perfecting their citi
zenship. ' _ '■-'
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The Presbyterian assembly in Xew
York adjourned without any expression
Of opinion "as to the expulsion of the
harsh and .virtually obsolete dogmas
from the confession of faith. The in- •
quiry has been submitted to the various
presbyteries as to tlieir wishes in the
matter, but with no intimation as to
What response is deemed judicious to
meet the spirit of the age. . it is not an
ticipated that any material excision will
ensue.! On the prohibition question the
delivery is inconsequential and value
less. Constitutional prohibition was
not indorsed, nor was high license, but
a somewhat vague declaration against
the 'traffic was made. The individual
member will follow his own judgment
in this matter. The prohibitionists, es
pecially, will be dissatisfied with the
outcome.
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The president evidently holds to the
theological dogma, ••Once in grace,
always in grace," and that his predes
tination papers have been filed. Still,
his example is conspicuous and influen
tial with many of the younger and
■weaker brethren. . Even if Blame fills
Ins Sunday pew the world sees the pres
ident on the 'dancing waters in the
sacred hours, looking wistfully down to
they sportive and- enticing fish, and
picturing in his mind the panorama of
their ascent at the end of . his tackle.
The Highest Teacner said the evil was
in the mind, rather than in the act. It
is immaterial who wins the wager, that
in a few Sundays more en the water he
will have his line out, and spit on the
bait, just like Democrats and bad peo
ple. He is likely to furnish a sad object
lesson for Waxamaki-I.'s pupils.-
USES OF WEALTH.;
The recent 'discussion through the
newspapers concerning the proper uses
of wealth has brought Andrew Carne
gie, the wealthy Pennsylvania iron
master, to his feet with a proposition
that the tax laws should be so amended
as to compel the millionaire classes to
disgorge a part of their accumulations
for public uses. The proposition is all
the more remarkable because it comes
from a man whose property yields him
in one day more than the average yearly
earnings of the American people, and
yet he supports his proposition with an
argument fully characteristic of that
sturdy common sense for which the
Scotch people are noted.
Mr. Carnegie points out that under
the law of competition society gains
cheap comforts and luxuries, but loses
its homogeneity, and class divisions
with class frictions result. Under the
competitive system there must be great
scope for the exercise of special ability
in the merchant and the manufacturer
who has to conduct affairs upon a great
scale. That this talent for organiza
tion and management is rare among
men is proved by the fact that it in
variably secures for its possessor enor
mous wealth.' no matter where or under
what laws or conditions. Men possessed
of this peculiar talent for affairs, under
the free play of economic forces, must
of necessity soon be in receipt of more
revenues than can be judiciously ex
pended upon themselves, and according
to his theory it then becomes a problem
deserving public attention of what to do
with the excess. It is to this question
that Mr. Carnegie addresses himself
and applies the argument in support of
his proposition that the public are en
titled to that excess. The proposition
has a communistic. feature about it that
sounds strangely coming from such a
source, but the fact that it does come
from that source will attract the more
attention to it.
It is not Mr. Carnegie's idea to abol
ish the competitive system. On the
contrary, he holds that it is better for
the human race than any other that has
been tried. He thinks it all right that
the few should continue to amass the
bulk of property, but that they should
be compelled to administer their wealth
in the public interests. One plan that
he proposes is to tax large estates left
at death so heavily that there will be
no inducement for a man to leave large
holdings behind him. He is satisfied
that the Pennsylvania law which gives
to the state one-tenth of the property
left by its citizens has had a salutary
effect, and that the budget recently pre
sented in the British parliament pro
posing to increase the death duties is
indicative of a healthy change in pub
lic opinion toward his idea. He argues
that it is more apt to be a curse than a
blessing to leave huge fortunes to heirs,
and that men who leave wealth to public
uses only after their death may fairly be
thought to be men who would not have
left it at all if.they had been able to take
it with them. He does not undertake
to set bounds to the share of a rich man's
estate which should go at his death to
the public through the agency of the
state, but he does commend the justice
of the judgment rendered in Shy
lock's case' which decreed that one
half of the Jew's wealth should come
into the privy coffers of the state. .This,
policy would, in Mr. Carnegie's opin
ion, work powerfully to induce the rich
man to attend to the administration of
his wealth during- his life. - -;■■■ ■-;
When it comes to the :. question of dis
posing of individual surplus wealth Mr.
Carnegie : departs from the accepted i
ideas on that subject, aud, in fact, strays (
from the teachings of Christianity. He :
denounces almsgiving in unmeasured
terms, and says most positively that it
would be better for mankind if the mill
ions of the rich were 'thrown into the
sea than to be spent as most charity
contributions are now spent, in encour
aging the slothful, the drunken and the
unworthy. He insists that nine-tenths
of the money now expended in so-called
charity produces the very evils which it
proposes to cure or mitigate. The only
true reformer is the one who is as care
ful and anxious not to aid the unworthy
as he is to aid the worthy, and perhaps
even more so, for in almsgiving more
injury is probably done by rewarding
vice than good done by relieving virtue.
Peter Cooper, Enoch Pratt, Sena
tor Stanford and others are held up
as examples of rich men who knew how
to administer wealth wisely, because
they studied the best means of bene
fiting the .community and returned
their surplus wealth to the mass of their
fellows in the forms best calculated to
do them lasting good. According to
Mr. Carnegie's idea, the best way of
benefiting a community is to place
within its reach the ladders upon which
the aspiring can rise; to provide parks
in the cities and means of recreation by_>
which the toiling masses are helped in
body and mind; to add to the pleasure
of the masses and improve the public
taste by establishing public libraries
and art galleries, and institutions of
various. kinds which improve the gen
eral condition of the people. "Thus is
the problem of the rich and the poor -to
be solved," says Mr. Carnegie. "The
laws of accumulation will be left free;
the laws of distribution free. In
dividualism will continue, but the
millionaire will be but a trustee for the
poor; intrusted for! a season with a
great part of the increased wealth of
the community, but administering . it
for the community far better than
it could or would have done for itself.
The best minds will then have reached
a stage in the development of the hu
man race in which it is clearly seen
that there is no mode of disposing of
surplus wealth creditable to thoughtful
and earnest men into whose hands it
flows, save by using it year by year for
the general good. This day already
dawns. But a little while, and although
without, incurring the pity of their fel
lows, men may die sharers in great busi
ness enterprises from which their capi
tal cannot be, or has - not been, with
drawn, and is left chiefly at death for
public uses: yet the man who dies leav
ing behind him millions of available
wealth, which was his to administer
during life, will pass away unwept, un
honored and unsung, no matter to what
uses he leaves the dross which he cany
not take with him. Of such as these
the public verdict will then be: -The
man who dies thus rich dies dis
graced.' • - y
HENCE THE RECORD.
A Boston paper, in philosophizing
upon the geographical features of the
divorce business as indicated in the no
table statistics recently gathered, by
Mr.' Wright,' and soon to be published
in detail, accounts for the large num
ber of divorces in the newly settled ter
ritories by their disorganized and un
settled social relations. This statement
would seem to carry the impression that
men - numerously on moving out to the!
new lands forget that they are married
and fail to send for. their families. Di
vorces consequently ensue: :-:. There are,
. of course, such instances, but among
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING JUNE 2, 1889.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
the residents of the territories who have
the > family with them 1 divorces are al
most unknown.' Nowhere is a ; good
wife put at a burlier valuation.'.'. The 'di
vorces ■ are largely obtained by people
who; come out for them alone and stay
long enough to" com ply. with : the •". law. ] '
.The .domestic infelicities that lead to
divorce are less frequent in the new set
tlements of the West. than in the old ;
states ot the East.
THE JOHNSTOWN HORKOR.
The . Johnstown horror is the most
disastrous flood calamity that this coun
try has ever known, and approaches in
magnitude" some, of : those horrible de
structions from ' watery which occasion
ally occur in China. .The full details ■
are not yet known, but it is certain that
the loss of life is enormous, and one
does not have the heart to stop and
compute the loss of property in the
presence of such a death roll. The vic
tims are more ''thau a thousand, and
when we remember that it is a big battle
in which 1,000 men are killed outright,
we can form some idea of the magnitude
of the calamity. Everybody is won
dering now how these people
could have been content to live
under the perpetual menace of that res
ervoir, but it should be borne in mind
they were lulled into a sense of secur
ity by their faith in the science ; of en
gineering, which pronounced the dam
secure from everything except an earth
quake, and by the additional fact that
it had stood so long without the least
evidence of giving away. We are not
to find fault with them now for what
proved their fatal mistake. While la
menting the dead, burl hearts go out in
sympathy to the survivore as they stand
there to-day,' contemplating the fearful
ruin that was wrought in so short a
time. ''_•'■""■
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THE SEASON.
Last winter was remarkable for its
mildness, and the month of May just
closed will be memorable in the meteor
ological annals for the coldness of its
latter half. The first part was rather
warmer than the average, and in the
East was almost unprecedented ; for
heat. The latter part had severe frosts
and low temperatures, that were spe
cially felt further East. From Illinois to
New England, the growers of vege
tables, fruit, and to some extent grain,'
suffered very materially. In a con
siderable scope of country in Southern
Michigan, Western New York and
Northern Ohio, the damage is serious.
In the Northwest, crops were less ad
vanced, and the injury is not extensive,
at least west of portions of Wisconsin.
There is some confirmation for the
theory that nature averages about the
same in heat and cold as in rain, in the
long run. The prophets of a hot and
dry summer have not had much sup
port in this latitude as yet.
THE DAM HANGER.
The disastrous results from the burst
ing of the dam at Johnstown, Pa.,
should remind us in this section that
there are some dams on the Upper Mis
sissippi, and that it would probably be
a wise precaution , to keep an eye ' oh
them. There is no immediate, and
scarcely a probable danger from that
source, and yet it is one of those things
that should not be wholly disregarded,
because it is within the range of possi
bility that these dams may break some
day ; and, as a natural consequence, the
country for some distance below would
be inundated. We have a security in
the knowledge that the dams are well
built, and that breakages do not usual
ly occur, until the dams are grown old.
But we should also remember that these
dams are in a remote locality, with no
one particularly interested in keeping a, .
watch over . them ; "that they might be
undermined by the water, or evil-dis- :
posed persons may go there and maue
breaches in them, ... so as to per
mit the ; huge volume of water
to escape from its confinement;
and in, either event there would be a
flood of extraordinary . proportions.
While there is no probable danger, still
the possibility of it is enough to justify
the taking of the proper precautions to
avert the calamity that would be sure
to follow. .
The Johnstown reservoir was sup
posed to have been in a perfectly secure
condition. A Pennsylvania railroad en
gineer inspected the dam once a month,
and on his last inspection reported that
nothing but some great convulsion, of
nature would tear the barrier away.
The people. of the fated city had the
same feeling of security that ;we how
enjoy; and yet, in an unexpected mo
ment, there was a cloud burst, the
foundations of the dam were loosened,
and the little city of Johnstown was
swept from the face of the earth.
PRACTICAL PHILANTHROPY.
Newspapers are generally inclined to
give little object lessons in practical
philanthropy, or to touch the popular
life in some beneficent way. One of the
most extensive and successful measures
in this direction in the recent history of .
the press was the cheap coal scheme of
the Philadelphia Kecord. Five.years ago
the management of that excellent journal
concluded that the barons and monopo
lists of the city were squeezing the peo
ple unreasonably, and they went to work
to break down the monopoly. They made ;
long time contracts with mines, rates
with railroads, and opened yards in
Philadelphia. Their prices covered all
expenses, with no profit, and they liave
continued ou that line since. As a re
sult it is said the consumers have saved
over $0,000,000 in the five years, with no
expense to the Record, and the dealers .
have all been forced to the same prices.
The prices announced to go into ' effect :
there to-day are said to '- be the lowest
known in Philadelphia in thirty years.
The Record is a popular local paper, *
IT IS SPREADING.
It has been remarked of Christian civ
ilization, that it goes to the benighted
with a Bible in one hand and a rum jug
in the other. The Hindoos are reported
becoming greatly alarmed at the spread
of the drinking: habit among the natives,
through the influence of the English.
They have been a very abstemious and
sober people, but a' recent memorial to
the British - authority • there sets forth
that their old-time character is imper
iled by association with the English.
The natives are getting to drink like
Christians, and vigorous legislation is
asked for. English philanthropy and
optimism: have been in the habit of
pointing with high satisfaction to their
work in the way of spreading Christian
ity and the blessings of - civilization in
India. This sort of ; commentary from
the heathen Hindoos will hardly flatter
their pride. That it is based upon facts
is too obvious to be questioned. ■■„ They
educated ., the American Indians very
numerously in the same directi on .and
enabled them to get out of the way of
Christian progress._ . ; y
. Almost every phase of life is to have
its congress at Paris during the \ centen
nial. They will legislative, resolve and
deliberate for the world in "the ; several
lines. One of the roost important proba
bly, [of these ■' is the ■[, peace congress,
which was to Inaugurate its sessions
yesterday. *:. If it could have, in its mem
bership the czar, Emperor William
and the dominant parties -. in England
and France, it would be likely to in. :
sure the floating of the white flag oyer,:
Europe for a time. y Some one enumer
ates; sixty-nine • of ;. these international
gatherings. [One-is a pigeon ..fanciers'
congress; a bakers' congress,- which will
regulate breadmaking . tor "all civilized
people ; then a psychological ; congress,
and a good many that deal [with medi
cine find hygiene. About the only miss
ing feature is base ball. The [swing
around the world of the team last win
ter will need to.be supplemented by the
tour of the St. Paul pennant swingers
before other nations come upon the dia
mond.
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TOPICAL TALK. ' V*._
y How much money has ; been spent in
paving the streets in St. Paul? Well, if
the figures were given, they '• might
astonish [you. Property [holders who
have paid the assessments have made
no complaint • that the amount was too
small. There is a pile of money, and a
big pile at that, represented' in asphalt
and cedar blocks in this city; and yet it
is not satisfactorily demonstrated to the
property holders that they [ have got the
worth of their money. In most ; in
stances it has surely not come back to
them in the increased value of their
property, and so far as the comfort and
convenience of - these street improve
ments . are concerned, much depends
upon their durability, a problem which
Time only can solve* A durable street
pavement is yet a matter of experi
ment An objection to the asphalt
pavement is that it . is a horse-killer,
and five years hence still more serious
objections may be apparent , There are
those who think that ; the cedar block
pavement will yet prove ruinous to the
health of the city, because of the con
tinuous decaying processes of . the
wood. It is to be hoped! that
these fears will not be realized,
for in other respects the • cedar block
is the best paving material that we
have. It is noiseless and makes a soft
road-bed, so that a horse's limbs are not
staved to pieces in driving over it, as is
the case on an asphalt or stone pave
ment. It was suggested to me the other
day by an old citizen and large property
holder that a great deal of money could
have been saved on street pavements if
the matter had been wholly remitted to
the property holders on each street. His
idea was that, inasmuch as the property
holders -have to foot the bills, they
should have been the ones to let the
contracts and supervise the" work. Ac
cording to his " plan, the city engineer
should prepare the plans and ~ specifica
tions for a given improvement, to be ap
proved by the board of public works, - '
arid then it commission of property
holders on that particular street should
be constituted a local board for letting
and superintending the! work. ' In this
way the property holders could be satis
fled that tiie whole amount of ' their as
sessments went into the improvement
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Have you observed how lawn tennis
is growing in popularity among the
young people of St. Paul, and has it oc
curred to you that is filling a want that
the social conditions of the time have
created? The > growing popularity of
the game is a gratifying evidence of im
proved social conditions, for the capacity,
to enjoy this game demands a certain
degree of culture that is not required in
the enjoyment of other popular out-door
sports. Lawn tennis is free from the
taint of professionalism its atmosphere/
is one of sweetness, and one that will
always keep the came pure, because it
is the only public game to which women
are admitted on equal terras.- The earli*
est reference in English literature to the
game of tennis is found in the works of
the father , of English -poetry, # for
Chaucer must have had the game in
mind when he "Wrote the lines— '--"-"■" "-"^
"But can stow playen racket, to and fro, --T
Nettle in, dokke out, now this, now that." '
The "racket" of the middle ages grew'
into the "cricket" Of latter-day England,
then into "court tennis;" and finally
Maj. Wingpield, .■ an English cavalry
officer, invented lawn tennis. It is
only within recent years, however, that
lawn tennis has developed into its high
st.tte of perfection. In 1881 the United
States National f La wir Tennis associa
tion ; came into existence. Two years
later the Western Lawn Tennis associa
tion organized, with its headquarters at
Chicago. . About the same time two
other organizations sprang into exist
ence—the Southern Tennis association
and the , • Inter-Collegiate > association.
Richard Dudley Sears was ' the first
winner of the United- States champion
ship, which he held until two years aeo. -
when he retired.unbeaten, on account
of physical debility.: > Henry W. Slo
cum Jr. was the next winner, and still
holds the championship. For obvious
reasons the West is still a long ways be
hind the East in proficiency in this
sport, but the indications are now flat
tering that the time is not far distant
when the West will come to the front.
. 11l ■ yy ;. :
There has been a great deal said in
the newspapers lately ; about the Clan
na-Gael iv connection with the Cronin
murder, and yet there area great many
newspaper readers who have no intelli
gent ' idea what : the Clan-na-Gael ris
There is a popular error in supposing it
to be a part or branch of the Parnell
movement for the redemption of Ire
land. On the contrary, it is a very old
organization, which has outlived its use
fulness. It came into existence long
before [ the Paknell movement origi
nated, and was .founded upon the idea
that the only hope of rescuing Ireland
from British oppression was by force of
arms, Armed resistance to English
tyranny was the cardinal faith of the
Clan-na-Gael, and while the sentiment
was approved by the mass of Irishmen
at the time of its formation, the progress
of events has demonstrated that the
modern idea of securing home rule for
Ireland by peaceable methods is the
wisest policy. .. . . y,—
"> " ■ Till .
The latest fad in New York society is
"roast puppy" suppers.! They actually
roast a young dog and eat him* with a
relish; and what is more, those who
have experimented with dog. flesh de
clare that it is most toothsome. If some
enterprising St. Paul man would gather j
up the 15,000 dogs that roam our streets
and ship them right . away to ' New
York's '.'Four Hundred,'' I would advo
cate the building of a monument to hi*
memory when he is gone. If we have!
one nuisance less tolerable • than arir|
other, [it is the superfluity of dogs in?
town. „ ■ ..-yy.'. ; '•_•- ;.-,:; \£y
: 11l ".-•!!;-
Cheer up, young ladies— ye ; who
imagine that .the. , reign of Aphrodite
has passed away forever. The Kalian
goddess has appeared once more on
earth, and a dozen New Haven maidens
stand witnesses to her power. Just as
the flowers began "toy bloom last spring
twelve young ladies of New Haven mef?
'under a spreading elm near the classier
grounds of Yale, and formed themselves
into a sacred sisterhood according to the
custom of the times when Pan's melo
dious •[ pipes v awakened young lovers
from . their dreams. Each ' swore -a
mighty oath to be married before : the
fleeting year had passed, and in pledge
of ; their compact ; the' one ' first married
was to bestow upon \ her bridesmaid a \
pair of silver garters, she in turn was to
give them to her bridesmaid; and so in
succession until the talisman had passed
around - the whole i sisterhood. An in.
ventory .; of . the association : taken the :
other day shows that seven of ;. the orig
inal twelve have been"; married during
.the year," and 'that *■ in '" every case- the;
maiden to whom the garter was given
has been ..the,' succeeding bride.; .The,
other five are engaged, and it is only a
question of a few weeks when the whole
baud will be united.
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,- '.There is another ". epidemic of bank
! embezzlement, and it ;. is all accredited
I to. the old cause of the directors failing
'; to-direct. Vi Still, I am of the opinion that
I these epidemics would ; not be so fre
! quent "if , the general Immunity from .
, punishment had .not made the crime of
| embezzlement so ! popular. 'If the em-,
! bezzler were put on the same plane with
1 the burglar, as he ought to be, and the
punishment always be made to fit ■ the
crime, there would ;be less embezzle-,
f ment. V ' .
\y ' tin
j ...jit is remarkable how intimately the
j pleasures and the donors of this life are
j sometimes; associated. The body of
water which caused the destruction of
| the city of Johnstown was dammed up
into a reservoir by some wealthy Pitts
burg gentlemen who used it as a fishing
[ground, and who failed to recoguize the
[menace the lake had to the ' region be
low. What they: built for their amuse
ment proved to be a terrible. weapon of
death.';! - - *
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SUNDAY CHATTER.
■ In Milwaukee the school authorities
| have under consideration a proposition
; to introduce baths in the public schools.
' The idea does not at the start , impress
the mind favorably. It looks like mak
ing nurseries of the schools and turning
over the care of the offspring too much
to the state, to the relief of shiftless
parents. It is a German idea, and a
modern one. The experience at Goet
! tingen is cited. . The plan has been in
operation there several > years. y! The.
! baths are fitted up in the basement, and
the janitor and his wife attend the re
\ spective departments while the children
I bathe. Each pupil bathes once in two .
weeks, being absent from the lessons
j about ten minutes for the operation, :
and returning refreshed. It is a sys
! tematic affair, classes and sexes alter-
I nating. There is no compulsion, but
j gradually nearly all the children in-,
; dulge in it. y The authorities are posi
: tive that it works well ; and is a good
! thing, with sanitary benefits. Milwau- •
kee is a good place for the experiment
in this country.
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j A recent occurrence in France, in
; which three American ladies and . a
dressmaker are involved, may afford
scope for the diplomatic resources of
Minister Reid, and possibly enable
Secretary Blame to develop a foreign
j policy. The three ladies bought or had
made two dresses and a jacket at Nice.
The package was delivered to them at
; their hotel just as they were about to
start for Mentone, but as it contained
only a skirt and jacket they refused to '
pay the bill, which was for the full
-amount of goods bought. On reaching
JMeutone they were at once arrested
and kept in jail several hours. A guard
remained with them "when they re
turned to the hotel, and they finally
paid the bill to avoid being sent back to
Rail. They were dragged through the
streets iv the rain as if they were com-,
'noon criminals. The American minis'-.
ter wants an opportunity to distinguish
himself, and has it in this. He has a
chance not only! to vindicate the rights
of American citizens to buy their dress
goods in France without being cheated,
but can show his chivalry and devotion
to the sex. . :. ; > Gy'-^y
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j In view of the growing frequency of
suicide and the greater num
ber of domestic crimes.- such as wife'
killing and abuse, some insist that these
things are fostered by the modern style
of theology, that roots out the good old
fashioned hell, With its terrify ing flames
and brimstone. Possibly there are those
who could be deterred by such pictur
ing. A arreat portion of the race is not
susceptible to influences that come
through the moral and intellectual ave
nues, and a constant panorama before
their vision of fiery retribution might
frighten • them into outward . decency.
But the age won't take the ancient
Satanic dogma. Those who have it in
their creeds practically discredit their
professions by. the euphemistic way they
treat the matter. . Still, there should be
impressive inculcation of the universal
truth that the harvest will be in texture
and fiber as the seed sown. There will
be no shortage in the yield from merci
ful frosts or other intervention. The.
stamp upon the brow of Cain will never
be effaced.
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The Salvation Army people have sig
nalized some anniversary now on hand
or to come in the future, by adding the
bass drum and other features to catch
the worldly ear and eye. The conserva
tive and decorous : religious idea is
shocked, of course, with the sound of:
the drum in connection with devotional
exercises. Habit and prejudice have a
good deal to do with the matter. The
cushioned, carpeted, fashionable sanctu
aries -. have high-priced choirs, organs,
violins and brass instruments, with an
attractive speaker in the pulpit, all to
draw the people and fill the pews. The
Salvation Army drums up the crowds
by its methods that the esthetic and
artistic styles of the great churches will
riot' reach. There may not be a great
deal of music in a bass drum,' but : it is
easily beard, and who shall [determine
that it is not as acceptable to the object
of worship as the symphonies of art and
culture? Then it subserves the same
end that fine music does, to draw the
people, and give the interpreters of di
vine things a chance at them. .
t t t
[. The programme of | one of the most
accredited authorities upon the weather
had the first day of June as the center
of a storm period of more than com
mon vehemence. It was to be a very
warm period until' the 4th, with cooler
weather then. If this prophet had his
eye on the [ Alleghenies and further
along in Maryland and West Virginia, he
can score. He slipped a figure on the
Northwest, as the warm did not come
111,1 and snow was reported in Northern
[Wisconsin. There was a little stir in
tit atmosphere, but no rainfall. This
pftrt has one or two more storm pe
riods . this month, . ! the principal one
- about the 12th, but no definite location
is given. !■; He attributes the trouble to
some disturbance of Jupiter and Mars.
They are perhaps too neighborly. The
weather did not use ito l alarm : ; people
near as much before there were learned
scientists ".. to . predict According ■• to
this : class . of _ people, there jis to be a
lively ; sprinkling of very pronounced
•weather ; this r - year. People probably
would never know it if it were not for
the prophets. '
' -y. PERSONAL. r *
.[ Secretary .Rusk favors ; Congressman
Reed for speaker of the ? house. This is
a case of Tom and Jerry. ...'_-.,'."■-%.
'-. John G. Whittier, the poet, says that
he expects to live to be a hundred,
though he is not anxious to. ;< ;r -y 'v.
• ! ; Lord -.: Randolph Churchill : begins to
look old and his -■ hair is '■ turning gray.
.He has worn himself out turning his .
coat ho frequently. . y yy. . , j
'" Hans yon Bulow has a secretary
whose principal duties lie in satisfying
the autograph fiends.': 5 The autograph
: collector gejts but little Herr Bulow." r !
:' •Henry E. Fltz, of Maine, has been ap
pointed a poslolliee Inspector. , Why
hould Wanamaker give ; the Pine Tree
, state Fitz? is the question. .
; If the administration wants to stick by
llalstead, now is the time for action.
The senate is not In session and the un
terrilied Murat has gone to Germany.
.Notwithstanding the positive an
nouncement made in a New York news
paper last Sunday, Robert Garrett has
not gone to Europe. : He is in Philadel
phia at pre__________ryy'
GOSSIP OF THE TOWN.
[One of the curious tilings in the new
court house, which I don't think has yet
called forth newspaper comment, is the
inscription on the picture representing
the Minnesota coat of arms in the coun
cil chamber. The . well known motto
"L'Etoile dv Nord" is here written to
read "Le toile dv Nord."
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By some curious concatenation of con
flicting circumstances the Pioneer Press
published a long : account -. in Friday's
paper of the Decoration day celebration
at White ■ Bear, giving Hon. Hiram F.
Stevens' really powerful speech in ex
tenso, saying that he was the orator of
the day. ; The facts are that while Mr. i
Stevens made the speech published,
Judge Egan was the orator of the day
and his name was not mentioned in the
P. P. Mrs. Egan was reading that paper
Friday : morning and fixed the judge
with a - square and scrutinizing gaze.
"Judge Egan," said sbe, "where were
you yesterday?" "At White Bear," re
plied the judge. "Now, judge," returned
she, "the paper says nothing about you
being there, and I want to know. where
you were." The judge had more fun
about that during the day than could be
obtained from a whole barrel full of
monkeys. jWftMHWH
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Clift Wise says that about June 15 he
will invite all the newspaper men of the
town to take a ride on the new cable
line, champagne . thrown in. Praise
God. from Whom all blessings flow!
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Pipe smoking is getting to be a much
more fashionable indulgence than it
used to be. It is no uncommon thing to
see well-dressed men sitting in the win
dows of the Minnesota club, or loung
ii _ ou the morocco seats in the Ryan,
smoking a fine biierormeershaum pipe.
A year or two ago a man seen with a
pipe in his mouth in the loby of the
Ryan would have been approached by
Lute Cafferty and asked if he would
take a cigar. But it's English, you
know.
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1 was reading a light French novel
the other day, "Dr. Rameau," by
Georges Olinet, author of "Le. Maitre
dcs Forges," a book . which raised the
author from obscurity to a high literary
eminence. "Dr. Rameau" is the story
of the life of an atheist, a man of the
deepest learning, a doctor against whose
skill death itself seemed to be power
less, a man with a philosophical mind.
As an antidote to "Robert Elsmere."
this book is good. The characters are ;
powerfully drawn, and are excellent ;
types of man and womankind. The
book is well worth reading, especially ;
by those whose minds have imbibed the ;
Elsmere poison. -SMB.
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Another book that is causing some
sensation is "Thou Shalt Not." It is a [
novel based on the seventh command
ment, its infraction and the results. It
depicts the struggle of a man with his
passions; depicts : his fall and ultimate
rise. This is a powerful book, and is
well worth reading. It merits the ded
ication which Alphonse Daudet placed
on the title page of his "Sapho." "A
mes deux fils, quand ils auront vingt-et
translated "To my two sons, when
they are twenty-one years old." ..V.- : '?
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William Wiliard Howard, represent
ing Harper's Weekly, is making a tour
of the Northwest, and proposes to write
a lengthy description of the Twin Cities.
In his search after information he visited
A. S. Tallin adge, secretary of the cham
ber of commerce. When he had got
through propounding his scheme, Mr.
Tallmadge leaned back in his chair and
said, "Well, what's your lay? How
much do you want?" "It will not cost
you a cent," replied Mr. Howard. The
secretary of the chamber fainted. When
he had somewhat recovered, he said,
"You are the first man who ever ap
proached me on such a subject who did
not want to be paid. I will take you
out driving all day." Mr. Tallmadge is
still musing over the wherefore of this
thusness. " '. .
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How funny it is tiiat so few men in
this part of the world are judges of liq
ours of any sort but whisky. And the
funniest part of the whole business is,
that they nearly all think they are. If
a wine is high-priced they think it is
great stuff, , but : if they were offered
Veuve Cliquot, green label, at §2.50 a
quart, they would think it poor stuff.
Or if a glass of Cockburn's 1820 vintage
port were given them ', and they were
only charged 25 cents for it, they would
not know it was anything extra. I
tasted a glass of champagne made in
New York state, which can be bought
at a very low figure, which cannot be
distinguished from Pommery & Greno. :
Yet I heard a man who is . considerable
of a bou vivant describe it as poor wine.
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Fashion promises to run riot this sum
mer in the way of men's clothing. For
some years the patterns have shown a
tendency to become louder and louder.
It seems that they are about as loud now
in the way of fancy waistcoats aud
neckties as they can become. The pat
terns of summer suitings are getting
pretty wide in their check, and were it
not for the width that, pants or trousers
are being worn the garments would ex
hibit no pattern at all, the check or
stripe being too large for the leg.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY.
A Lower Town Lady— I give
all the rights to men that they possess,
and I think that in life we women have
riot the hardest part after all, but let
me tell you "how detestable some of the
men . have become lately in this city.
On the Hill a most beautiful residence
has been erected. The architecture is
exquisite, and I have heard that the in
terior is a dreamland of beauty. Every
luxury that wealth, imagination 'or
fancy can devise is displayed in abun
dance in this stags' retreat, for that is
. the proper term for it. Think of it,
three bachelors have built women
haters, of course— because, having
it designed : and erected by men,
they - inhabit it. I this blessed trio of
cranks, with the understanding that
no woman in any sphere or . under any
circumstances may set- foot upon its
sacred (?) precincts. On no considera
tion can a woman be employed as a do
mestic; on no account can any . enter
tainment be given where' ladies can be
admitted. Men are engaged in the
household affairs, and ; strict orders are
given that no female foot shall enter
any door of that : bachelordom. . The
best . artists and architects have put
their brains and touches to its comple
tion,' but, withal, they say the feminine
hand is missing. : It is a rose, as it were,
without fragrance. These three , jolly
bachelors have, it is strange to say, a
passion for canary birds. They ' have
myriads of them about the house. The
sweet voices must be '. supplied in one
way or another, so even these preju
diced "birds without feathers" think.
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A Weil-Known Druggist— Our orders
for ;, the last year are considerably on
the increase. Perfume is now a neces
sity where before it ranked with lux
ury. ■-•: ■It is now among those who can '
afford to indulge the fashion as gener
ally used as in the ancient cities of lux
ury. . No lady can now be without dif
ferent .kinds ' for different uses. -To
perfume the hair is an established fash
ion of i to-day. y, First the scalp must
be thoroughly -cleansed- and the hair
freed from oil, then: the .scent is
deftly -. "rubbed in." After that the
sensation :■ to „ the '■;. wearer, with .., the
tingling warmth -from y the % alcohol
in the y perfume, .-. and ; the ; : rubbing
necessary to , achieve .'■ its aim. make a
delightful . finale -to t K e toilet,: . and
the gentle y _-agia_.ee to the
passer-by is truly delicious. Many
ladies call . for ? different -. perfumes for
each day; others adopt .one:- 1 style and:
use it constantly. May bells, jessamine
and cherry . blossom •' are ; : the favorites,
though violet and white -rose hold each
: its own. 1 have one fastidious customer.;
who ■ has - a passion for perfumery, and
who orders ; $60 ■ and ; $75 ■>; worth of the
stuff at once. ; She uses quantities in
her bath, and rubs her hair, feet and
ears with it at every toilet-making.
Other ladies think only a slight tinge of
it as more refined, ; but they make up
for the lack of the liquid by using great
pillows : or . sachets of - powder ;, and
placing; them lengthwise in drawers
of dressing case or wardrobe.
A craze now is to burn scents and
scented oils in the house.: It is syba
ritic in effect, but much used in hand
some homes. As to the truth of cologne
being taken by ladies as a stimulant,
that is ' not so. They have taken it oc
casionally, but _it is very : rare. ; The
greatest extent to which it is put to use
for an alcoholic substitute is as an "eye
.. brightener." Just after the toilet is
completed they put a drop or two on a
lump of sugar or swallow the. drops
without. They think it will add vivac
ity to the glance, but it isn't a general
thing. Whisky or brandy is less harm
ful than taking cologne at all internally.
Of course, it is the alcohol in it that
makes the "brightener." " z <§2___m
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An Optimist— am inclined to think
that Americans pile up trouble for
themselves by exaggerating clangers
political and otherwise— threaten
them. We all know that if a few days
of dry weather "come in the summer
there is a chorus from the farmers that
the crops are ruined, and the annual
late frost that kills the crops is always
on time. The rust blights all the oats,
the chinch bug and the hog cholera get
in their-fatal work, and everything goes
wrong as regularly as the years come
round. Then the political Job's com
forter is constantly at your elbow to re
mind you that the bulwarks of the
country are -being undermined,
and the birthrights" of American
freemen in imminent danger be
cause this or that party has been
defeated. For this class of people there
is always pestilence in the air and
storm-clouds on the horizon. The most
helpless— because the most unreasoning
— the whole mournful crew, however,
is the man whose theme is the foreign
immigration specter. I don't mean the
man who thinks immigration objection
able because a large class of it of late
years is of low moral and mental char
acter, and is thus a menace to our social,
life ; but the man who trembles for the
welfare of our political institutions, and
insists that the country has been cap
tu red by the foreigners. This man is a
real sufferer from morbid patriotism,
and generally does his level best to
make his neighbors equally unhappy.
But his truble is all unnecessary. 'Ihe
country is in no danger. In the first place
the great bulk of foreigners who come
here are honest, - inoffensive, industri
ous people, who are trying to better
their own condition. Then the percent
age of foreign-born population is really
small. In. 1880 there were, in round
numbers, 50,000,000 people in the United
States. Of these, also in round num
bers, 6,000,000 were of foreign birth.
That is, about 12 per cent, or one per
son. in eight, were foreigners. And it is
easy to show that by natural causes this
percentage will constantly decrease.
Death carries off its proportion each
year, and the children ■ born of immi
grants add largely to the natural in
crease of the population. Then, this
natural increase itself, among a people
as numerous as the Americans now are,
is in constantly growing excess of the
immigration— speaking comparatively
and in proportion to the whole popula
tion. —m_Wt»m9__S_t
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DRAMATIC DRIFT.
Joseph Jefferson engaged Niblo's
theater on Monday afternoon in New
York and invited all the orphan and
other children's homes to send their
charges to him to see him play "Rip
Van Winkle." The house was, of
course, crowded, and Mrs. Cleveland oc
cupied one of the boxes during the
.matinee. -i.";"
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The bill at the Newmarket this week,
commencing ; to-morrow night, -will be
Hal Reid's new play, "An Ex-Convict,"
which had its initial production at the
Minneapolis Grand last .week under
most flattering circumstances. Miss
Agnes lieindon takes the leadiug female
role, and a good local company make up
the cast. Thursday night the Swedish
ladies will repeat at the Newmarket the
concert lately given at the People's
church. :_'.-_•'*.
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The "Romany Rye," which- has
drawn packed houses, will be succeeded
at the People's next week by "Blow for
Blow." All the parts are strong, espe
cially those assigned to Miss Moretti,
Mr. Lipman and Mr. Russell, while Mr.
Martin will take a comedy role. The
situations throughout \ the piece are
strong, and the action is serious, but
there is enough comedy to counter
balance, and several songs . will -be
throw n in by way of spice.
•— IT
y Mrs. r Mary Myers, of the People's
company, will be given a benefit next
Friday "evening, when an enjoyable
double bill will be presented. The at
attractions will be two farce-comedies.
"A Naval Engagement" and '.'Two Can
Play at That . Game," the beneficiary
having parts which enable her to dis
play her ability to the best advantage.
Among the volunteers is Miss Florence
Fields, of Minneapolis, who will be a
drawing card. The advance sale has
already been very large. .
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A glass swimmer will be the attrac
tion at the j Dime Museum next week.
Properly speaking, he is not a glass
swimmer at all, but a glass diver. Ar
raying himself in a very brief bathing
costume, he will plunge headlong into a
bed of broken glass. Capt. Mcintosh,
the first American to be tattooed all
over, and Walter Stuart, the armless
and legless carpenter, will also be seen
in Curio hall. The De Estes children,
the beautiful albinos, will be another
feature. Prof. Barton's stereopticon
views will be seen on the upper stage.
In the lower theater, the Johnson &
I Mack Novelty company will present a
strong specialty entertainment. It in
cludes Nelsonia, the prince of jugglers,
in his novel specialty, "The Delmonieo
Waiter;" Nellie Hague, the vocalist;
Rawson, the greatest ot club swingers,
and Johnson and Mack, the character
actors. t___mmm_i
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When Arditi, the musical director,
was in ; Berlin lately a visitor was an
: nounced to his hotel whose name he did
not quite catch, y "I am Mr. Jonas," the
visitor said; "you may not remember
my playing second violin under you in
New York. 1 worked rather hard then,
but I' have since changed that profes
sion. I am a millionaire -now, and if
you will come and dine with me— own
the Continental hotel . among, others— l
should be so happy to see you aud Mine.
Arditi." So he went, and his wife. too.
and it seems they had a dinner to shame
Lucullus.
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Eiffel is said to have gained the first
idea of the tower which bears his name
from sitting behind an American woman
in an American theater.— Life.
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The in-Hading company.under
Abbey & Grau's , management, began
its season at the Loudon Gaiety theater
on Monday evening. This was the first
time that a French company had ap
peared in London under a foreign man
agement, that management being Amer
ican. - V
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t- Amelie Rives-Chanler and Louise
Michel, the ; nihilist, have struck up a
friendship in Paris.
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"He, She, Him and . Her" to-night at
the Newmarket. -.^. : ■; ..
GOSSIP- ABOUT WOMB JT. — '
' Colorado is said to have . 1,000 women
stock growers. •• ." ~ .. •'.••_ y
y Lady Florence Dixie's stable is twice
as large as her house. -
; Ladies . in fashionable society, have
not often amiable countenances. *
The thimble has only come into use
. The queen of England makes her own
tea when traveling." ; '■■■■-'_
Military drill is one of the features of
the modern girls', school. -
in the kingdom of Siaiu within a few
years"
Six hundred boxes - were required to
contain the . trousseau ' of , the Chinese
empress. ■ y. -..-.';
The Duchess of Marlborough made
hgr first appearance at court in half
mourning.
The dames of the Primrose ; league
take a very active part in politics in
England. .
The late Duchess or Cambridge con
versed with fluency in English, French
and German.
An agitation is going on in Germany
for the admission of women to tho
Academy of Arts.
The Duchess of Edinburgh has five
huge sapphires which blazed out at the
last drawing room.
The Empress Eugenic is renewing her
youth by a course of baths at an English
watering place.
• Lady |uurdett-Coutts is the only
woman who has received the freedom of
the city of Edinburgh.
In live months the police matrons of
Philadelphia have had under their care
1,129 women and 133 children.
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JUMBLES.
About two years ago Benjamin Har
rison, of Indiana, now president of the
United States, says the' New York
World, decided to come to New York to
practice law. Luckily for him his in
timate friends, New and Dudley, saw
into the future very clearly and per
suaded him to remain in Indianapolis.
* *
The widow of the late Chicago mil
lionaire, Amos J. Suell, who was mys
teriously murdered, has announced that
the reward of $50,000 which she has of
fered for Tascott, the supposed mur
derer, will hold good sixty days longer,
in hopes of catching the assassin.
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The furniture of the flat once belong
ing to Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Blame, Jr., is
offered for sale by a New York auction
eer. It is advertised as "the house
hold furniture of a young 'couple who
have deemed it wise to decline house
keeping."
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WHAT'S HER ADDRESS!
She's decidedly homely; I don't like her
eyes.
And the shade of her hair is the tint I de
spise.
Her complexion is bad, unattractive her
chin;
Her mouth is too large, her nose Is too thin.
But all of these things are but trifles in life.
Compared with true graces. I'll make her
my wife ;
For I gave up my seat in the street car to her,
And she looked at me kindly, and said,
"Thank you, sir."
—Omaha World.
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. SCOTCH OK SCOTCH-IRISH PRESIDENTS,
Monroe, Jackson, Polk, .
Buchanan, Graut, Hayes.
Arthur, :
Washington and the Adamses were of
English origin. Jefferson was of Welsh,
Madison of English and Van Buren of
Dutch descent. Andrew Johnson's is
unknown, but was probably Irish. Lin
coln and Garfield were English of Teu
tonic blood. Cleveland and Ilarrison
are also of English blood. 3_L_S__
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When your father's sister visits you
lodge her in the aunty chamber.— Life*
What this country really needs is less
scrambling for office and more straw
berries in the shortcake.— Shoe and
Leather Reporter.
Miss Bugge— O, but mine is such a
horrid name! Young Brown— Ah— —
um— l'm afraid it's too late to alter it
now!— Punch. .••''
Strange to say. none of the American
astronomers discovered any of the star
route frauds. They have been looking
too high.— New Orleans Picayune.
Uncle James (who enjoys a "Barkis" .
reputation— a trifle near)— Bobby, what
would you do if I were to give you a
bright new silver dollar? Bobby (with
a gasp)— bite it, uncle, to see if it
was good.— Harper's Bazar.
_-»
AFTER BERTRAM'S SCALP.
Senator Pope Tells How a Bill Was
Fixed. " -~
To the Editor of the Globe.
Maxkato May 31.— The following
from your issue of this date has been
called to my notice: "State Senator
Pope, of Mankato, recently stated that
Gilbert Gunnerson, late assistant en
grossing clerk of the senate, refused a
bribe of $ 100 from some corporation to
tamper with an amendment to a bill.
Secretary Bertram, of the dairy comm
ission, 'was the chief engrossing clerk
of the senate, and his attention being
tailed to this statement, he said: T
never heard of such a proposition and
am inclined to doubt it. What use
would it be to bribe Gunnerson when he
never engrossed the bill? 1 did the
work myself. Besides, what object
could there be attained by bribing the
assistant engrossing clerk? All en
grossed bills are compared with the
original, and any tampering with them
would forthwith be discovered.' "
* *
Some member of your staff has, seem
ingly, been very persistent and unscru
pulous in misstating that which I have
said or done, and I wish space to make
a statement or two regarding this mat
ter which will at least not be misun
derstood.
I have never stated that Gilbert
Gunnerson, late assistant engrossing
clerk of the senate, had refused a bribe.
I have never referred to him in any
way in connection with his official du
ties or in connection with refusing or
accepting a bribe. I have stated that
A. 11. Bertram, the late engrossing clerk
of the senate, who rushes in where "an
gels (might) fear to tread," was, in con
nection, with other of the senate em
ployes, concerned in improperly in
dorsing and entering upon the register a
certain bill— House File No. 528; that
the effect of that improper conduct, had
it not been detected and corrected,
would have been to advance the bill la
yond its legal status, and 1 have stated
that 1 was not satisfied that those false
entries were purely accidental. And
on these statements 1 am not misin
formed. _ E. M. Pope
FASH ION NOTES.
Jet has not gone out of fashion.
Irish poplins are coming into favor.
Russian leather has been skillfully
imitated.
Parasol handles have grown ridicu
lously long.
Sailor hats are only in use lor yacht
ing excursion.
Fashion in dress is governed by indi
viduality this season.
About one lady in every six has her
hair dressed low.
Tan, blue, gray and .black are the fa
vorite colors for socks.
Some of the new spring hats are like
small flower gardens.
"Pattern" dresses in wool and other
materials find great favor, y
• — * -.-- ■'•
THE SOLDIER'S EXCUSE. .
Away down South, where, light and free.
The sunlit streams are flowing.
Where flowers blossom o'er the lea .
And tall green corn is growing,
A Jolly, reckless Yankee boy
Ado'wn the road was tramping.
With heart fresh filled with new-born Joy,
To meet hi., mutes encamping.
An ancient rooster and a hen
- This lucky wigbt had captured,
The very thought of such things then
A soldier's heart enraptured;
To 'scape his captain's watchful eyes
- Experience hod taught him. '•-.
•But ere he could conceal his prize
The stern commander caught him.
"Did yon. sir. take," he fiercely cried,
"That rooster to be knavish!"
"No. sir, 'twas 'cause," the rogue replied, : „
"He crowed for old Jeff Davis I"
When asked why he possessed the hen :
He said, with wondrous fitness,
"Well— old— hen— why,' gentlemen,
" I fetched her 'long for witness 1"
Such tales as this, all will 'agree,'
'Are quite too good for keeping. -•'.- yy:-. -Jy '•
But. ah! they sometimes bring to me ''_?£'' :'.->.'
: .-•■ Sad thoughts of brave boys sleeping . '■ f> - >; ''-_;'
Away down, South, where, light and nee. : ..•
* The sunlit streams are flowing, y._ , , _>' . V.
Where flowers blossom o'er the lea ' "." '■*.
And tall green corn Is growing. ■ -<•■..••
—By James D. C'orrothera,

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