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THE WILY GLOBE
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• TODAY'S WEATHER.
WASHINGTON, April s.— Forecast for Mon
day:
For Minnesota— warmer; northerly
winds, shifting to easterly.
For Wisconsin— Fair; light to fresh north-
erly winds, shifting to easterly.
For lowa— Fair; warmer ln western portion;
winds shifting to easterly.
For the Dakotas Fair; warmer; southeast
erly winds.
Foi Montana lncreasing cloudiness; warmer
In eastern portion; southerly winds.
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau. Washington, April 5, 6:48
p. m. Local Time. 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time. Observations taken at the same mo-
ment of time at all stations.
TEMPERATURES.
Place Ther. I Plao^ Ther.
St. Paul 42Qu'AppeIlo 38
Duluth 38Minnedosa 30
Huron 46 Winnipeg 32
Bismarck 44
Willlston 48 Buffalo 33—34
Havre sS|Boston 38—
Helena 59 (Cheyenne 56— 60
Edmonton 52—32
Battleford 36 Hinuinnati 64— CS
Prince Albert 38 Montreal 32—34
Calgary 56 New Orleans ...66—74
Medicine Hat .... 56 Now York 42—46
Swift Current ..... 44 Pittsburg 50—54
DAILY MEANS.
Barometer, 30.44; thermometer, 88; relative
humidity, 62; wind, northwest; weather, clear;
maximum thermometer, 46; minimum ther
mometer, 29; dally range, 17; amount of rain
fall or melted snow In last twenty-four hours
0.
Note ßarometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons. Observer.
NOT HEADY FOR STATEHOOD.
It is amazing that the bill to admit
Arizona and New Mexico to the Union
as states should receive any considera
tion whatever in congress. It is still
more amazing that the committee hav
ing it in charge should think of re
porting it favorably. The experience
of this country with the admission of
communities which have not the requi
site population or diversity of Inter
est to warrant their erection into states
should be sufficient for a long time to
come. It is good democratic doctrine
that a people should not be held in the
territorial condition any longer than
is necessary. Home rule and self-rule
are principles Inseparable from democ
racy. It is just as true, on the other
hand, that the position and power of
a state in our national government de
mand the prior fulfillment of certain
conditions before a territory should
be placed on an equality with the old
er and more fully developed common
wealths that constitute the Union.
The controversy in congress seems*
to turn entirely upon the relation of
these new states to the silver ques
tion. To our mind this consideration Is
wholly improper, whether it argue for
or against admission. For instance, it
was thoroughly understood that Utah,
if admitted, would add two votes to the
number of free silver men in the Unit
ed States senate. While we regard this
as undesirable, we should have thought
it criminal to exclude Utah from the
Union on that ground alone. Possess
ing the requisite population and a ter
ritory capable of great development,
the only objection to statehood for
Utah was the possibility of a future
union of church and state, and the
control of its government by the Mor
mon hierarchy.. That objection being
removed, no advocate of sound "money
o-eght to say a word against Utah's
admission because of her position on
the financial issue.
For the same reason, our objection to
the creation of the states of Arizona
and New Mexico is not based upon
the fact that they are for free silver.
It lies far deeper, and rests on
stronger arguments. Neither of these
communities can read its title clear to
statehood. It is ridiculous and it is
monstrous that they should be admit
ted into the Union at the present time.
The unfitness of the new community to
become a state is to be found prin
cipally in the narrow range of its in
terests. Take Wyoming as an illustra
tion. This is destined to be one of the
greatest and richest communities in the
country. It has been described fitly as
"The Pennsylvania of the West" But
for the present its development is nar
rowly restricted. The people are prac
tically all interested in mining and
ranching. When, therefore, they send
representatives to the senate and house
of the American congress, these men
are unqualified, as a rule, to partici
pate intelligently in the general range
of legislation, because they view ev
ery subject in the light of its possi
ble effect upon the industries which
sum up to them everything that is de
sirable. To a greater or less extent
the same Influences are seen at work
on the representatives of some of the
other more recently admitted states.
These Northern commonwealths, how
ever, have large possibilities, and the
restrictedness of their view will be
remedied quickly by a diversification
of industry and a general development.
In the case of the two political di
visions of the Southwest this is not
true. Not only do Arizona and New
Mexico not have the population which
entitles them to statehood, but there
is no time in sight within which they
are likely to develop industrially into
equal members of the commonwealth
of states. They are both within the
boundaries of the Southern stretch of
the great American desert Patches of
their immense surface are subject to
cultivation, and large areas will be
made extremely fertile in the future'
by irrigation; but for a long time to
come .their wealth will consist in their
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mineral products, and • their Interests
will be narrow. A few great" corpora-
tions and a comparatively few men
will dictate their views \of . all public
policy. This is made more certain by
the utter inadequacy of their popula
tion. The last census of the United
States showed that there were in New
Mexico less than 42,000 male citizens
of voting age. In Arizona there were
only 23,000. If the entire vote of Ari
zona were to be polled, ..therefore, it
would be 5,000 or more votes less than
are cast in the city of St. Paul. - To
give to a community like this two mem-
bers of the United States senate, hay-
ing an equal voice with the senators
from New York and Illinois and Mm
nesota, and a representative in the
house, is more than ridiculous, it is
criminal.
No arguments can Justify such a
practical subversion as this of the in-
tent and purpose of our system of gov
ernment. No matter what their opin-
ions on free silver or any other pub-
lie question might be, the Globe
would say if Arizona and New Mexico
possessed a population equal to the
unit of representation ln the country
at large, and if their material re-
sources were such as to promise a gen-
eral and diversified development, that
it would be their right to enter the
Union as states. As it is, their ad-
mission would be a fraud upon the
voters of the country, and a political
blunder from whose consequences we
must suffer for years to come. Let us
have no more new states until they can
present respectable credentials.
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THE PRI3IARIES.
THE PRIMARIES.
The Democratic primaries of this
city will be held this evening under
conditions which are as unusual as
they are indefensible. The list of poll-
ing places has not been made public.
The notices that should be posted in
the election precincts are not in cvi-
dence. If they were put up, nobody
has been able to find them. Earnest
and repeated inquiry of the city com-
mittee has elicited vague and unsatis-
factory responses; all agreeing, how-
ever, in one respect, which is a failure
to give out, save in two wards, the lo-
cations where the primaries will be
opened. The consequence of this .is
that the voters of the party, who have
a desire and a right to participate in
the choice of delegates to its conven
tion, are virtually disfranchised. If
they wish to cast their votes they can
do so only when they have made a
search of their districts from house to
house to find where the ballot box is
placed. The men who have put into
effect this method of excluding all of
the party except such as may be in
their confidence from Its deliberations
will need to justify themselves by
their acts in the convention for a pol-
icy that is offensive to justice and to
Democracy, and opposed to every prin
ciple of fair play and majority rule in
politics.
Notwithstanding this, we say to the
Democrats of St. Paul that it is their
duty to make every effort possible to
secure the election of worthy and re-
sponsible delegates to the convention
that meets tomorrow. Probably the
future of the city, and certainly the
fate of the Democratic party in St.
Paul for many years to come bang in
the balance. The Globe emphasizes
every word that it has said before up
on the necessity of nominating a clean,
strong ticket. If this is not done, the
party is doomed to worse than failure.
If it is done, the people will give their
support. Let us have good men, men
of experience in affairs, men who
know something of business, men who
know something of politics, men with
records that will need neither defense
nor explanation. That is what the
convention must give us. And what it
is to give us will be determined very
largely by the quality and character
of the delegates chosen at the pri
maries. One day off in a year is not
much time for a man to devote to pol
itics. ' No day will be more effective
in deciding the Issue than this. It is
well worth while for every earnest
Democrat to make it his business to
day to ascertain the whereabouts of
his voting place, and to be there at
the proper time with a ballot for dele
gates who can be trusted to work for
the honor and success of the party.
Let there be no neglect of the pri
maries.
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MORE ABOUT RECIPROCITY.
MORE ABOUT RECIPROCITY.
When Republican conventions are
demanding a restoration of the reci
procity policy, as limited in the Mc-
Kinley act, and "spellbinders" in and
out of congress are lauding that pol
icy as one of the beneficent features
of McKinleyism, it is well that the
facts of its practical effects be stated
so that thoughtful men, who care
more for good government than for
party success, may form Judgments
uninfluenced *r-' by the oratory of
silvery" tongues. We presented the
other day the statistics of our trade
with the countries with which these
reciprocal trade treaties were negotia
ted, showing our exports to them in
the two years of and the two years
preceding the treaties, with the ex
ports for 1895, after the repeal of the
act of 1890 had carried the treaties
down with it.
The prime purpose of the policy In
jected into or appended to McKinley
ism by Mr. Blame's insistence was to
increase our exports ahd to find addi
tional markets, especially for our ag
ricultural . produce. Republican econ
omists thought then, as they now
think, if the" annual statistics of ex
ports and imports show that we re
ceive more merchandise values than
we send out, we are losing money,
and must export gold to pay the dif
ference. This is their "balance of
trade" theory. Mr. Blame was of that
opinion; and, when urging his reci
procity amendment, he pointed to the
previous year's trade with Cuba.
which showed exports there of $11,297,
--198 and Imports from there of $52,130
--263, and declared that we had "dropped
540,000,000 into Cuba.'.*- * Without reci
procity, he said, the house bill "would
not open a market for another, barrel
of pork or ; bushel of wheat." With
reciprocity we Would increase our ex
THB SAINT- PAPt, DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, |896
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ports, and thus aid In turning the bal
ance of trade in our favor. This was
the theory, and we tried it for two
years, 1893-4, fully.
We showed by the trade returns last
Friday, that, except as to Cuba, it did
not increase our exports. Let us see
how it affected our imports from these
countries. The figures are from the
Statistical Abstract for 1895, issued by
the treasury department The yearly
average Is given, so comparison may
be made with 1895:
Country. Imports '91-2. 1893-4. 1895.
Guatemala $1,224,970 $2,390,148 $2,649,692
Honduras 1,071.997 725, 872,312
Nicaragua 1,680.826 1.482,354 1.638.792
Salvador 1,618,512 2.141,200 3,177,677
West Indies 15,579,101 15,125,103 10,243,151
San Domingo.... 2,832,338 788,033 2,746,539
Porto Rico 3,608,863 3,522,257 1,506,512
Brazil 71,274,675 77,791,147 78.831,476
British Guiana. 4.603,090 4,621,074 2,521,704
Cuba 57,737,943 77,438.812 871,259
/ Total $161,274,315 $185,925,055 $156,959,114
So far, then, from diminishing the
"balance of trade" against us, this rec
iprocity policy increased it. So far
from stopping our "dropping" millions
of dollars into Cuba, it increased the
quantity dropped $20,000,000 annually.
If decreasing imports is a good thing,
as claimed by protectionists— a claim
we do not admit— then the Gorman act
Ib better than either that of 1883 or of
1890; and, from a Republican stand-
point, their reciprocity, whose restor
ation they loudly demand, was a fail-
ure. Now let us bring the exports and
Imports together for further compari-
son: 4
1890-1. 1892-3. 1895.
Imp'ts, t0t'L. 5161,274,315 $185,925,055 $156,959,114
Exp'ts, to'l.. 42,364,613 51.955,118 44,687,821
Exc'ss 1mp't5.5118,910,702 $133,970,937 $112,271,293
Here again the Gorman act makes a
better "balance of trade" showing
than does either of Its predecessors.
It is worth while to see how this pol-
icy furnished markets for our agri-
cultural products, for it was the far-
mer who was to be mollycoddled with
reciprocity as the wage-earners were
with protective tariffs. We take the
figures from the import of Mr. Ford,
the treasury statistician, for October,
1894, in which he gives in detail our
trade with these countries for the
years 1890-4 inclusive, and gives the
exports of farm produce separably.
The figures give the total for the pc-
riods:
Country. 1890-1. 1893-4.
Guatemala $958,316 $1,204,621
Honduras 153,459 128556
Nicaragua 701,112 543,714
Salvador 607,319 843.812
West Ind es 11,598,321 10,793,795
San Domingo ;.. 693,762 737,548
Porto Rico 2.799.421 3,458,490
S2S?_ 'A"; 13.753,264 11,326.477
British Guiana..... 2,732,931 3,299,529
| To*4* $34,005,905 $32,2G6,542
| Cuba $8,987,718 $19,933,305
Grand total $42,993,623 752.199,847
Aside from Cuba, then, this Repub
lican reciprocity furnished a smaller
market for the produce of the
farms than did the tariff of
1883, and the increase In Cuba
in breadstuffs and meat and dairy
products was due to a large re-
duction in the Spanish tariff, thus dis-
proving the McKinleyism that "the
foreigner pays the tax." But the to-
tal increase of $9,000,000 was but a lit-
tle more than one-half of our exports
of fresh beef alone to the United
Kingdom in the single year 1894.
— — — —^^—
THE FLOP OP MEDILL.
Joseph Medill is reported to have
been in Washington this week. Mr.
Mediil's Chicago Tribune has been
strenuously opposing the nomination of
William McKinley. On the second
day of this month it presented to
its readers McKlnley's record on sil
ver, showing his votes for free coin-
age with Bland, his vote for the Alli
son silver-purchase act and for its pas
sage over Hayes' veto, a showing that
called out an apology for it on the
score of his immaturity at the time.
It accompanied its record with an ed-
itorial explaining why the business men
of the country were opposed to Will
iam. It was not only because he was
shady on the money question, but be
cause "they dread the enactment of an
ultra-high protective tariff, followed by
the inevitable revulsion." They "have
set their faces like flint against Mc-
Kinley," because "they want a candi-
date whose motto shall be "Let us
have industrial peace!" They "are
still sore from the bruises and buffet
ings of recent years. They want- to
be let alone for a time." They "are
afraid he is still addicted to McKinley-
ism," and so on through a long list of
most cogent reasons.
This was the work of Mr. Medill's
able lieutenants, for, as" we said, the
venerable chief had Journeyed down
to Washington and either there or on
the way there, presumably the former,
he, too, saw a great light. He flashed
this light on the same office, and the
Tribune of the 3d wheels awk
wardly but surely into the McKinley
procession, a little in the rear, but
there all the same. Under the guise of
a "recent interview" with John Sher
man, the flop is made. Sherman says
he is satisfied with McKinley. But he
said that at Mansfield long ago. "It Is
reported and believed that if McKinley
is elected, he will appoint John Sher
man secretary of the treasury." This
assures McKinley's soundness on the
silver question, and that "he has no
sympathy with the free silver 16 to 1
quackery." The appointment of Sher
man "would satisfy all parts of the
country."
So another thorn ' has been plucked
away, and the Tribune will cease its
opposition. But if the Tribune is con
ciliated, what about its "business
men?" Is the flint out of their
faces? If the Tribune is contented
with the confidence of Sherman in
McKinley's financial soundness, is this
sufficient? If John Sherman, support
er of every ' monetary measure pro
posed and enacted that is condemned
by the business men, vouches for Mc-
Kinley, who will vouch for Sherman?
And what about the necessity for "in
dustrial peace?" Will what is balm to
the "bruises" of the Tribune suffice
the men "who are yet sore from the
bruising and buffeting of recent
years?" Will Sherman's selection for
the treasury j take away their "dread
of the enactment of an ultra-high pro
tective tariff" to be "followed by an
other revulsion?" Will what has molli
fied Mediil placate them? . Will they
follow Joseph in his flop?
.% .' ' TO "WILL BE A MOB.
• Perparations are under ■ way for
making • the forthcoming Republican
: convention; at St Louis even more
than usually a howling mob. The at
tempt made by some thoughtful peo
ple, who believe that calm deliberation
should govern the councils of all par
ties in this republic, to prevent the
turning of national conventions Into
clamorous assemblies of paid strikers,
has thus far failed of success. In
stead of having these conventions
meet, as they Aoujjd, in some hall of
such a size as ,:wfeuld accommodate
only the delegates^ alternates and
members of the press, it has come to
be the fashion to bring them together
in a great colosseum with space for
thousands of Interested spectators.
These extra places are peddled out by
committeemen, and the -. candidate
who has the longest pull is liable to
get in most of? his adherents. These
men go there not because they are in
terested as clizens in the act of . presi
dent making, "but to shout and stamp
and yell at a preconcerted signal, in
order to stampede the convention for
the candidate whose agents have
hired them to make 1 this demonstra
tion. . . yi^-yr ■" ..
The evil is a growing one. It has
made itself apparent in both Repub
lican and Democratic conventions, al
though it has reached the flower of
perfection in the former. Rival mobs
yell themselves hoarse and stop the
proceedings for half an hour at a
time when the names of different can
didates are mentioned. The whole
proceeding is disgraceful. If it has no
effect upon the convention or its ac
tion, then a stop should be put to it
as a foolish demonstration, hostile to
the completion of the work that the
delegates have to do so. If it does
have an effect, then it is the begin
ning of the substitution of mob
rule for the orderly procedure of rep
resentative government. Preparations
are under way to carry this method to
lengths at the St. Louis convention
that it has never touched before. It
Is announced that thousands of people
are going from the great states of New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois,
They are not going because they have
any business there, but partly to look
on at an exciting spectacle, and partly
to help swell the • din that they are
paid to raise. "/• ' : ?
The effect of this practice is demoral
izing in every particular. There will
have to be a reform if the very pur
pose of orderly -government is not to
be perverted. Whether in congress or
a state legislature or a political con
vention, or even, in the courts of jus
tice, if an exciting issue is present
the gallery is recognized as a public
nuisance. If this is to continue to be
a government by the exercise of the
sober judgment of the people, politi
cal, conventions will be obliged pres
ently to exclude from their delibera
tions all except those entitled officially
to seats upon the floor. The prospect
is now that the riotous demonstrations
which are being prepared for the St.
Louis convention will play an Impor
tant part in compelling this necessary
reform. .- ..,'. -.'-..
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A "CINCH ON THE PRESIDENCY."
Confirmatory of the statement made
by Col. McClure, commented on in the
Globe on Friday, that the A. P. A.
is bending its efforts to secure the nom
ination and election of McKinley,
comes the circular of the "supreme
president," there being presumable
presidents who are not supreme, of the
order or organization or whatever it
may be called, that is known as the
A. P. A., announcing that it "has a
cinch on the presidential situation,"
and urging a thorough organization of
efforts to keep the cinch tight. It
confirms Mr. McClure's explanation
of the unhorsing of Davis, Manderson
and Cullom, in whose states this mod
ern Knownothing recrudescence •is
especially strong and virulent. It es
tablishes the not pleasant fact that
McKlnley's managers, with or without
his knowledge, have made terms with
a Secret, oath-bound association, based
on religious intolerance and sworn to
social, industrial and political pro
scription of nearly eight millions of our
fellow citizens. :'
Naturally this i prescriptive combina
tion of bigots affiliates with the Repub
lican party. Not that all Republicans
sympathize with them and their pur-
poses, nor that *^ the managers of the
party openly court their aid, but the
law of cohesion, the attraction of like
for like, the similar conceptions of
government and its uses, attracts the
A. P. A. to the Republican as the same
force repels it from Democracy. This
was as true forty years ago as riow.
The old Knownothlng party grew out
of the Whig party and affiliated with
the Republicans, afterward merging
Into the latter party when the slavery
question gave that party prominence.
That movement was against foreign-
ers, as such. Too large an element of
the Republican party is now composed
of foreigners, or their children, to al-
low the crusade to resume that form,
and it centers itself against those
foreigners or their 'descendants profess-
ing one of the great religions of the
world. Its animus reveals its
identity of spirit with "the craze of the
fifties. -• ■'*••"
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The Republicans aye welcome to their
allies. Democracy has neither use nor
room for them.' II will not seek to
gain temporary . advantage by fusion
with an association that defies the con-
stitution of the -United States and of
every state, and that subverts vital
and fundamental principles of Democ-
racy. It puts fits face Immovably
against encroachment .of any church
on the state and accords to all equality
of treatment, while its spirit rejects
any proposition \o make religious be-
liefs a test in- any field, political, social
industrial. "•'**.
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It Was— Tliey Smothered Heatwole.
Philadelphia Times.
While a currency commission would not re
lieve congress of its responsibility, and in all
probability would only repeat what has al
ready been urged by the comptroller, and by
his predecessors, its authorization would at
least indicate that congress is not wholly in- ,
different, to the necessities of the country. '
But doubtless even this is too much to expect
from such a congress as we have now on our j
hands. " '
AT THE THEATERS.
Charles A. Gardner in "The Fatherland"
opened a week's engagement at the Grand last
evening. There was a large , audience, and
tho performance was heartily received. It is
not fair to Judge of Mr. Gardner, by his par
fox mance of last evening, for he was suffering
from a severe cold, and scarcely attempted to
sing. The audience, however, seemed ready
to receive him on his former achievements,
and were very generous with applause. "The
Fatherland" is a drama of the usual type, af
fected by dialect, romantic heroes, with a heavy
villain, a suffering heroine and a sturdy young
peasant, Irish or German, as the case may be,
always ready to appear in the nick of time
and set tho gallery to shouting. It is put on
with more or less elaborateness, and, while
its situations may be hackneyed, and its fine
phrases trite, it pleased the audience—
more need be said? '
The Tyrolean trio proved a popular feature.
The members were heartily encored, and
were perhaps the hit of the evening. It Is no
Injustice to Mr. Gardner to point out this
fact,, for he certainly was not' at his best.
"The Fatherland" will be repeated during
the week, with matinees Wednesday and Sat
urday.
This evening local theater-goers will have
an opportunity to welcome the Inimitable
comedian. Sol Smith Russell, who will begin
an engagement of three nights at the Metro
politan. A sterling actor, acknowledged lead
er of his. school. Mr. Russell has won a posi
tion on the American stage which any player
might well be proud of.. His comedy is clean
and wholesome. In his nature there is a
strange commingling of comedy and pathos.
It is this mixture which puts It In his power
to carry his audience with him always to
move his hearers to laughter or tears. Mr.
Russell will have the assistance of an ade
quate company, and carries a complete scenlo
environment for each production. For Mon
day and Wednesday matinee, Sheridan's great
comedy. "The Rivals," will be the bill. His
new comedy, by Marguerite Merlngton, and tho
charming little one-act play, "Mr. Valentine's
Christmas," will be the bill for Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings.
La Loie" Fuller will appear at the Metro
politan Thursday afternoon and evening.
Loie's four new dances are said to need no
newspaper compliments.
"Sowing the Wind," the Now York success
will be the attraction at the Metropolitan the
last half of the week.
LAST WAS THE BEST.
Seibert Concert Closed With an
Easter Glory.
The Easter concert given at tho Metro-
politan opera house yesterday afternoon by
Scibert'B orchestra was fittingly described in
the published programme as "the last and best
concert of the season." It was well that *he
Easter audience was not asked to condense
itself into the smaller accommodations af-
forded by the hall where had been heard tho
previous concerts of the season's course.
Many devotees of St. Cecilia would thus
have been disappointed, for the assembly at
the Metropolitan filled the lower floor and
much of the balcony. Mr. Selbert's pro-
gramme displayed more than the ordinary
array of special features. The critics were
gratified, no doubt, by the fact that the three
soloists of the occasion could each receive
Just praise without the unpleasant necessity
for comparison. Every St. Paul musician,
knows the powerful, pure soprano voice of
Mrs. S. V. Harris; the ready exactitude and
spontaneous expression— art concealing art—
In the piano interpretations of Miss Gertrude
Sans-Souci. These qualities were perhaps
more apparent upon the artistic background
or the orchestral accompaniments expressly
arranged by Director Seibert. The selections
appropriated to these ladies seemed most
agreeable to the audience. Mrs. Harris sang
from Massenet's opera "Herodiade." Miss
Sans-Souci played the ever familiar
ever ♦ new "Opus ™'" of Master
Rubinstein. Especial Interest was taken
in the violin solo, Mollenhauer's "Fan-
tasle Caprice," played by Frank Seibert
with piano accompaniment by George Seibert
the younger. Although Frank Selbert's pub-
lie appearances heretofore have been almost
always as one of the family orchestra, yet
his merit could not bo thus hidden to the
discriminating musician. Mr. Seibert, despite
his youth, has mastered much of that ac-
curacy of note, that "vox humana" tone
which 'renders the violin in the hands of the
artist a miraculous contrast to the fiddle in
the hands of the amateur.
■ The 'cello Is so rarely played successfully
for its Independent possibilities that Concert-
melster Muhlenbruch could have found no
easy task In gathering as effective a 'cello
quartette as that containing Messrs. Fritz
Schlachter. Louis Milch, Martin Blumen-
thal md August Thiebel. They played, in
admirable fashion, the "Souvenir de Curls
by Paque. The composition is filled with
those elusive aeollan harp colorings which
suggest that the Western ear may. sometime
learn from the 'cello the eighth tone distinc
tions heard even to this day by the music
of the incredible Orient.
The orchestra itself was reinforced, and was
in exact touch with its director. Of ita va
rious selections the Hungarian overture by
Grossman showed why. this school has at-
tamed its recent fashionable pre-eminence.
As the concert closed not a few present re-
gretted that next winter's course could not
begin next week, for they were still under
the spell of Mendelssohn. His "Midsummer
Night s Dream" was performed so sympathet
ically that the orchestra was forgotten, and
the famous "Wedding March" resolved Mr
Seibert Into an officiating dominie dramatic-
ally emphasizing Tennyson's discovery that
"In the spring the young man's fancy
Lightly turns to thoughts of love."
Director Seibert left last evening for Wash-
ington, D. a. where he will attend the an-
nual convention of the National League of
Musicians, which meets on Tuesday, con-
tinuing through the week. The meeting is an
important one in musical circles, as there
will be present conductors from all the lead-
ing cities, and some of the best conductors
in the country will be present. Tho purposes
of the league are to advance the
Interests of music In America and also to
provide for the best interests of the musicians.
After the meeting. Mr.* Seibert will proceed
to New York and Boston, to which cities he
pays an annual visit.
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Boston.
Boston.
The public debt of Boston is $39,017,910
m* 093 752 aSSeSSed valuatlon of Property li
■ i
WITH INTENT TO AMUSE.
WITH INTENT TO AMUSE.
Mazzby— Blowler was just remarking to
me that all he is he owes to his mother.
Glazby— and I understand that all he
has he owes to his father— Pearson's Week-
ly.
His Great Mistake— The Wife— When you
His Great Mistake— The Wife— When you
proposed to me. John, did you think I would
accept you? The Husband— the first
time. The second? I wasn't going to pro-
pose but once.—
de2wmST"Poor AIS7! He'B ,0 howwldl7
de?ah4S'TPOOr A,g7! He'" "° hmUt'
Stripes Defawmed ?
Checker ly—Yaas, poor boy; his eyes are so
pwomlnent that ho cawn't wear a monocle I—
New York Truth.
Doctor— Your wife is In a critical state. I
should advise you to call In some specialist
to consult on the case. T'yy ,
Husband— l told my wife long ago she
ought to get proper medical advice, but she
thought you would be offended.— Pick-Me-
Up.
First Young Lawyer— don't see how you
happened to lose your case. Tho law was
plainly on your side.
Second Young Lawyer—Yea, I knew it waa
and that was what I depended on. But I for
got all about the jury.— Somerville Journal.
"That waa a very sad suicide of Smiles, the
humorist."
"Wasn't it? A man who professionally sees
the funny side of life should not become bo
morbid as to kill himself. What was tho
trouble?"
"I understand that his editor told him to
prepare a lot of jokes about Lent, but to
leave out all allusions to borrowed umbrel
las. ' '—Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
"So Miss Keene Is engaged," said one
young man.
"Yes," replied the despondent lover, "and
to another."
"I ' thought she regarded you very kind-
ly."
"She did. And I lavished every attention
on her. I took her to the opera every night,
and Immediately after that she married my
rival." ,
* "She thought he had more money than
you.'-* - . „ '
. "She was sure of it. He couldn't help but
. have * after *I • took her to ■ the ' opera every
Bight."— Washington St******,
WIMtITBEPfIfIW?
HE SEEMS TO BE NEAREST THE
DEMOCRATIC MAYORALTY
yy ■ NOMINATION.
PRIMARIES THIS; EVENING

_____ .
WILL SELECT DELEGATES TO THE
WILL SELECT DELEGATES TO THE
CITY CONVENTION TOMORROW
AT MARKET HALL.
REPUBLICANS ARE IN A SCRAP.
Personal Rivalries Bid Far to Dis
rupt the Municipal Party Or-
-ganization Tula Spring?.
From the best Information obtainable yes-,
terday, the following-named gentlemen are
almost certain to receive honors tomorrow at
the hands of the St. Paul Democracy i
Mayor— J. J. Parker.
Comptroller— A. N. Nelson.
Treasurer— John Wagener.
Aldermen— Second ward, Charles Kartak;
third, Joseph Ehrmanntraut Jr.; Fourth, An
ton Miesen; ' Fifth. William Ulmer; Sixth,
John F. Krieger; Eighth. John Wolf; Ninth,
Ed L. Murphy; Tenth, Alex Adams. Senti
ment has not crystallized ln the First, Seventh
or Eleventh wards sufficiently to say that any
candidates will be named by the convention.
It is not unlikely that the city committee will
be empowered to take whatever action is con
sidered most advisable so far as these wards
are concerned.
For the assembly ticket H. J. Strouse, John
B. Trudeau and James Melady seem to be
tacitly decided upon. No doubt some of tha
ward delegations will get together and agree
upon other gentlemen before the convention
meets; and as everybody is impressed with
the necessity for selecting the very best tim
ber the upper branch of the council will not
be slighted.
Tomorrow the Democratic city convention
will meet at Market hall at 10 o'clock a. m.
to nominate city candidates for the various
city offices for the ensuing two years. Up to
the hour of going to press there is not the
slightest Indication that any sort of slate has
been agreed upon by anybody. Chairman
Scannell, of the city committee, said Saturday
that he believed L. J. Dobner could get the
nomination if he desired to go after it. Mr.
Dobner, seen yesterday, simply laughed at
the proposition, and good-naturedly passed it
up. Friends of Dr. Stamm, even while they
talk of his qualifications, admit that ho will
not consider the possibility of being a candi
date. So far as the Globe could discover
yesterday, the advocates of J. J. Parker are
becoming more numerous every day. They
are aggressive and confident, and maintain
that the party can make an offensive and a
winning campaign on his record as an as
semblyman.
One of the Parker men summed up their
position In these words: "Jack Parker's nomi
nation will enable the Democratic party to
take the most advantageous fighting ground.
His has been a positive Influence for good,
and tho character of the man himself is a
guarantee that he will make a mayor who
will have opinions of his own, and will put
his ideas of retrenchment and reform into
positive effect. There is now no other man
in the field of whom this can be said. Capt.
Castle is, above everything else, a politician,
both by instinct and training. For many
years politics has been a large. part of his
business. Since he declared himself a candi
date men have flocked about him who are
avowedly after the spoils of offlce. Doran,
while not so much a politician, is the
machine man, and the machine would control
and govern as completely and as disastrously
as It did during Wright's administration.
"Parker is free, untrammeled and absolute
ly independent. Other Democrats .can claim
to be the same; but by his work in the
council he has proven not only his ad
ministrative, but his constructive ability.
That is the kind of a man the exigencies of
the hour demand, and ho will be elected
we believe, if nominated."
County Attorney Pierce Butler indorsed the
above sentiments, and added that ha be
lieved Parker's nomination would mean a
strong platform on which to make the fight
for better government.
• • •
Comptroller McCardy breaking away from
the Castle camp Is the latest disturbing hap
pening in the local Republican scrap. At first
the ley-tempered bookkeeper of the city did
not take the Warren-Fitzgerald-Horst combi
nation seriously, hut the Globe reports
rather opened his eyes. Now. for self-pre
servation and to hold his peculiar position in
the ruling class, he finds It necessary, ac
cording to the most reliable reports, to make
terms with the Warren people. Otherwise
M. W. Fitzgerald might quickly replace him
on the ticket. Castle is non persona grata
with the Warren men, and these latter are
ameng the cleverest and most tireless work
ers in the city. They know where to find the
people who attend the primaries and how to
win with their adherents. Work that Warren
himself can do among the common laborers
and tradesmen Is beyond the ken of Castle
or Doran. Where Warren finds himself thor
oughly at home the presence of either of his
competitors would produce a frost. McCardy
has begun to realize this, and also that he
and Castle are too much alike to make a
winning team. Hence no one need be sur
prised if the cold comptroller shall show some
interest in the combination business during
the next few days. A showdown is at hand.
* * *
Advocates of the young-man ticket were not
idle yesterday. While the older, heads were
resting the Sehiffmann "push" was busy ar
ranging their plana to take advantage of any
possible opening. Said one of them: "The
Globe spoke even better than It suspected
when it said that stranger things have hap
pened than that Frederick C. Sehiffmann
should be nominated for mayor. We know
that the other candidates are hopelessly at
odds. Warren's friends absolutely refuse to
give way to the Castle crowd, and Doran feels
bitter, though he may conceal It, that the
postmaster should attempt to force him out
at this late day. Both are Grand Army men,
and the West Slder feels that he ought to
be allowed the assistance of this vote be
cause of past sacrifices. They believe his ina
bility to make a flowery speech should not
count against him the way the Castle men
are attempting to make it. Sehiffmann han
dles a large business successfully, has trav
eled extensively, Is a courteous and educated
gentleman, and in a year when sociability
will largely prevail would, we believe, make
an Ideal mayor of this flourishing Western
city." ;yyyl
• • •
Aid. Wolf, William Preston and Chris Pry
linger will each have delegate tickets in the
field today in the Eighth ward.
*:;,;■"*' • * *
Only one delegate ticket will be In the field
Only one delegate ticket will be In the field
in every ward except the Eighth, and possibly
the Third and Fourth. yyy.-
• • •
David P. Peebles will be nominated for
David P. Peebles will be nominated for
chairman of the convention tomorrow, and
the name of L. J. Dobner will also be pre
sented. There will be many new faces among
the delegates, and it is difficult to say which
gentleman will win.
* « «
Fourth ward primary polling places will
be located as follows:
First Precinct— Third, between West
Seventh street and Smith avenue.
Second— street, between Wabasha
and St. Peter.
Third— Third and Cedar.
Fourth On Robert, between Sixth and Sev
enth. ■■■■■■',■■_ yy.
• Sixth— B. Vahsen's store, on Seventh.
Seventh— Metropolitan hotel, on Third.
Eighth— Corner Exchange and St. Peter.
Ninth— Corner Ninth and Wabasha. y-
Tenth— Corner Jackson and Eighth.
: Eleventh — Wagner's store, corner Robert
and Twelfth.
Twelfth— Corner St. Peter and Summit
" ; - ■ ••.*'•" . • """" *
Following is a list of primary voting places
in the TfiAtb jujcil
First Precinct-Engine house. Hamiine.
i Second Precinct-L. W. Harris' store, Snell
ing avenue, Hamiine. 7;**;'
PS"I Precinct-Engine house, St. Anthony '
thonyr?arkreClnCt_ChUrChill bl°Ck' St' **-
NORTH~STAR SCINTILLATIONS.
If a vote was taken In Minnesota on the
adoption of the free silver plank today It
would be carried two to one, notwithstand
ing the false statements made by the gold
bug dailies.— Crystal Union.
• * •
Ex-Gov. Merriam is said to be McKlnley's
Ex-Gov. Merriam is said to bo McKlnley's
most trusted friend and adviser in Minne-
Freeborn County Standard.
• • •
The committee of 100 at Minneapolis, for
the purpose of downing Clough, have not
sawed much wood and will probably disband.
Had the members seriously desired to do up
the governor they should have thrown less
mud and selected a Hennepin county candi
date who would have been possessed of draw
ing qualities— Howard Lake Herald.
* • •
Democrats are not saying much about what
Is to come up in their campaign, but Demo
cratic strength at present Is greatly under
estimated. The Republicans will havo no
walk-over and hard work from now till No.
vember is the secret of large majorities-
Dakota County Tribune. • **■
• * •
Senator Davis is not at all modest. If ha
could not have the delegates, he wanted the
privilege of making the platform-and he did
-telegraphed it from Washington. And It
was not a bad platform— Waseca Radical.
« • *
If anybody expects that W. E. Leo Is not
making an aggressive campaign they are
Sort?* Tm,stakx>en- in fact Ssssss
hustler the Long Pralrle statesman is one of
the most active in the state— Morris Sun
* • •
A Washington dispatch to the Minneapolis
Tribune intimates that In the event of the
election of McKinley to the presidency, ex-
Gov. Merriam is slated for a cabinet position.
It would be far from creditable to Minnesota
!we« V, r,eprc3ented. and we do not believe
that McKinley, if elected, would think for a
moment of filling his cabinet with such men.
—Houston County Chief.
• • •
Senator Davis can testify that being a fa
vorite son Is not what it's cracked up to be.
—Fairmont News.
Oar Monej-As It Is.
Our Money— It la," by J. H. Cunts,
is the title of a recent Issue in the Reform
Club's Sound Currency series. Appreciating
the fact that our present currency system la
a complicated one, little understood by the
majority of our people, tho author seta before
himself the task of explaining Just how each
element came into existence, and Just what
position it occupies today. Gold coin, gold
certificates, "greenbacks," currency certifi
cates, national bank-notes, silver dollars,
silver certificates, treasury notes of 1890, sub-
sidiary silver and minor coin, are all taken up
one after the other, and fully explained. We
quote the following from the "Introduction:"
"As money Is a thing which affects every
member of a community, and from whose in-
fluence none can escape, it is of particular
Importance that the laws and customs which
regulate the money of a country should be
clearly understood by all, so that possible
defects in the system may bo quickly re-
cognized and corrections Intelligently applied.
"Now, as a means to this clearer under-
standing of the currency system of the United
States, an attempt Is here made to separately'
•examine our -different kinds of money and
briefly trace their history, showing the posi
tion occupied by each and the relation of the
various parts of each other.
"At present there is a strong feeling that
changes ought to bo made in our currency
system, but before saying what our money
should be, we must know what it is."
The pamphlet promises to be of great as-
sistance to those who, making no claim to
be monetary experts, nevertheless wish at
least to understand what our currency Is.
Copies can be obtained by sending five cents
to the Reform club, 52 William street. New
York City.
-MB*.
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Carnegie Has Cat His Wisdom-Teeth
Courier-Journal. . ,
Mr. Andrew Carnegie declared the other day
that If it came to an Issue between a presiden
tial candidate who was for free trade and
sound money and one who was for protection
and free sliver he would vote for the first.
Much as he was In favor of protection he was
so convinced that sound money was essential
to the prosperity of the country that he would
accept free trade in order to be assured of a
stable currency.
The Democrats will put up a sound money,
low tariff candidate, like Carlisle, and it will
be a harder mater to keep him from winning
In the East on both theso issues than most
men dream. Mr. Carnegie seems to have an
inkling of the situation.
Disappointing Enough Now.
Euffalo Commercial.
The Republican house will disappoint ths
country if it does not defeat the bills for the
admission of Arizona and New Mexico intro
duced in the senate. Neither territory has a
population fit to take upon Itself tho responsi
bilities of statehood. The admission of both i«
urged by the free silver contingent because it
will give them four more votes and help to
postpone the day when congress shall be freed
from their blackmailing control. No Republi-
can, no sound money man .of any party should
vote for the admission of those half-Mexican*
ized territories until the silver hold-up has
passed away. •
Salvation Army Factories.
The mills and factories established ln thla
country by the Salvation Army give em
ployment to 10,700 persons. '
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