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A LAME ARGUMENT.
A very extended communication
which appears this morning over the
signature of "Cato" assumes to state
the case of free silver with candor and
completeness. If this is the best that
can be done by an able representative
of the free coinage position, we fail
to see why it should impose its bonds
upon the intelligence of the people of
this country. We will not attempt to
take up this article in detail, because
so many of the points contained in
it have been discussed over and over
again in these columns, and the argu
ments advanced answered, if not con
clusively, at least so fully that no reply
has been attempted. We will, there
fore, limit our consideration to a few
of the more obvious and striking in
adequacies of this presentation of the
free silver side.
First, we point out the remarkable
manner in which the head and the tail
of Cato's letter'war with and consume
each ether; an infirmity not uncommon
to the free silver arguments. He says,
at the outset, that all that he and
those who believe with him desire is
that the creditor shall receive in pay
ment of a debt exactly the same pur
chasing power over the staple commod
ities that he placed in the hands of
the debtor when the debt was created.
This is absolutely impossible, with any
other monetary unit than one consist-
Ing of a fixed quantity of all the great
staples themselves. With the dollar as
a unit, it cannot be done; since prices
vary, not only from year to year, but
from day to day. To attempt to make
a measure of value coincide with the
shifting and contradictory fluctuations
of prices is the wildest dream of the
But this is not the worst of it. "We
hold," says Cato, "that by the extinc
tion of one-half of the ultimate debt
paying force of the metallic money of
the world by the legislative action of
1873, the remainder of that commodity
money was practically doubled in val
ue, thus imposing an utterly artificial
burden upon the generation of debt
ors then existing-, and by transference
of such burden, through the growth of
population and the renewal of obliga
tions, upon the shoulders of the pres
ent generation." Pass, for a moment,
the fallacy contained in this statement,
and contrast it with what "Cato" says
near the end of his communication.
He is there considering the possibility
that free coinage may give us a fifty
cent dollar, and how this would affect
creditors. Here is what he says: "But
suppose we admit that under the
remonetization of silver at sixteen .to
one we should reach a silver basis, and
that the bullion value of the silver dol
lar would be less than the bullion value
of the gold dollar. Would not all com
mercial transactions and relations of
debtor and creditor speedily accommo
date themselves to the new condition?
Every individual in the community
is both a debtor and a creditor. What
he loses in one relation he would gain
in the other, and so everything would
be finally equalized. This incontestable
proposition seems not to have occurred
to those who prate so glibly about a
purely supposititious fifty-cent dollar."
"This incontestable proposition seems
not to have occurred" to "Cato," when
ihe wrote the first page of his letter.
He there declares that a supposititious
enhancement of the value of the gold
dollar that took place twenty-<three
years ago has gone on ever since
accumulating wrongs upon the debtor.
He forgot there that "every individual
Is both a debtor and a creditor," and
that these relations would equalize. But
when there is a possibility of scaling
down obligations one-half, he remem
bers this exceedingly well. According
to his own argument, any disturbance
in the terms of contracts by the act
of 1873 corrected itself long ago. Thus
he is his own sufficient answer. More
over, it is a most extraordinary thing
for any man to talk of the act of 1873
as "extinguishing" one-half of the debt
paying force of money. It did not take
one dollar out of existence. It did
not take the legal tender quality from
one dollar in existence. It left the
volume of money precisely as it found
it. And the money in circulation in
the United States in that year was
j $751,881,809. while only a little more than
! 8,000,000 silver dollars had been coined
since the establishment of the govern
A few other points in this letter call.
j for comment. It is utterly unfair to
I charge that this administration ever
claimed that the repeal of the Sherman
act would restore prosperity. It was
necessary to stop a financial panic,
and it did stop it. It could not undo
the evil already done. It could not
stay the fear of bad legislation still
to come. The administration laid be
fore congress repeatedly its complete
remedy. This Included not only the
repeal of the Sherman act, but the
payment of the greenbacks, the retire
ment of the government from the
banking business, and the provision of
note issues by banks sufficient for the
needs of the country. Instead of that,
we have had the perpetual menace of
larger issues of federal currency based
upon an insufficient reserve. To as
cribe to a gold standard evils that
have arisen from the constant fear of
a fall to the silver standard is not in
genuous, to put it mildly. Any refer
ence that may have been made in the
Globe to a "national banking sys
tem" referred not in the least to such
a system as that against which Jack
son fought, or such as now exists, but
to a system under which the banks of
the nation should furnish, under ad
equate safeguards, the credit notes,
the need for which they alone are com
petent to measure through current
commercial and financial transactions.
This subject we have discussed fully
heretofore, and the position of the
G1 ob cis in no wise uncertain.
It can hardly be worth while to ar
gue with one who says that whether
or not we shall use the standard of
the leading commercial nations of the
world is a "question of good taste."
Our form of government is our own.
Where we trade we must have a com
mon measure in which to express
prices. No act of ours can emanci
pate us from this necessity unless we
abolish international trade. Finally,
the most astounding logical contor
tion of "Cato" is when he says that
Jefferson was right In declaring that
the commercial ratio must bj the basis
of the legal ratio in coinage, but first
the ratio must be made by law. That
the "natural ratio" of gold to silver
is sixteen to one is an assumption as
arbitrary as that the "natural price"
of wheat is a dollar a bushel. The
same causes that changed one changed
the other. And when a disputant says
that a commercial ratio must govern
a legal ratio, but only after the legal
ratio has been something different
from the commercial ratio, he has
passed beyond our reach. We wil!
concede to otir correspondent sincer
ity in his views, and a desire to be
candid in the expression of them.
But the utter unsoundness of every
position taken by him is evidenced,
as we have shown, by the ease with
which one portion of his communica
tion always destroys another.
IS THIS THE DEAL?
We would not Insinuate that the
national managers of the Republican
party have taken Mr. M. J. Dowling
into the inner sanctum of their confi
dence, but it is at least suggestive
that this gentleman, who holds a high
position in the League of Republican
clubs, should state so frankly "on his
return from consultation with his
associates in the East what he re
gards as a proper policy for the party
to pursue. If the wordy which he drops
incautiously should happen to be an
outline of a policy followed j,t
.St. Louig, then we have a hint
of the party programme which is
quite worthy of the organization that
has gone for McKinley at the same
gait that Maine went for Gov. Kent.
Mr. Dowling thinks that legislation,
both on the tariff and as to the silver
issue, must be empirical. We cannot
really know anything about these great
subjects or know how to treat them in
advance, says this eminent statesman.
But the proof of the pudding is in the
eating. The country is suffering from
great depression. Republicans every
where believe that what is needed is
more tariff. Let's try it on. Let us
put the silver issue in second place at
this time, elect McKinley and a Repub
lican congress, whack on tariff duties
and see if that will not make us all
rich, prosperous and happy, if it does
not, says Mr. Dowling, it must be
the currency that is troubling us, and
then we can let the free silver men
have their way.
This is statesmanship of the order
that we would expect from Mr. Dowl
ing and the organization which he rep
resents. More important than that, it
probably gives every one a clear repre
sentation of the position of Mr. McKin
ley himself and his leading supporters.
Tariff and more tariff and still more
tariff is the burden of their cry. Give
us that first of all. Let us have more
monopolies and greater contrast be
tween rich and poor. Give the pro
tected manufacturer a larger un
earned profit, paid out of taxes upon
the consumer. After we have got
that and salted it down, then we will
be ready to look after the interests of
our silver friends. If they are still
importunate, w« will be inclined to
bend toward them the gracious ear.
Obviously, Mr. Dowling and the rest
of his stripe never take into consid
eration the question whether the pres
ent troubles of the country may not
be owing to the fear of free coinage.
Not at all. If those troubles continue,
then we must try free coinage as their
cure. As^wg, have said, we do not
know Tjjhp£^r : tihis is thw deal that has
been put* up between the high tariff
men and the free silver men or not,
but it looks very much like it. In any
event, it is worth a little reflection cm
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: MONDAY, JUNE 1. 1896.
the part of those advocates of the elec
tion of McKinley. who also believe in
sound money, and balk at the silver
standard, the 50-cent dollar and pub
lic and private repudiation of debts.
; "WHERE IS THE GENERAL HOWL!"
"Where is 'the general howl for the
I restoration of McKlnleyism,' as the
iGlobe puts it?"-asks t*e Minneapolis
; Journal, which, wtfh a clearer head
: than most Republican newspapers
I have, is blowing cold on the crusade its
party is engaged in under the banner
of the "Great Apostle of Protection."
If the Journal is honest in its query, it
betrays a careless disregard of current
events in its party. Let us give a little
space to informing our contemporary.
| When the Sherman act culminated in !
j the panic of 1893, to what did every Re- !
• publican ascribe it, excepting a few
i candid ones? Was it not to the mere
j apprehension, that the Democratic vie- j
I tory of '92 gave rise to, that the Mc
i Kinley tariff would be replaced by a
revenue measure? Was it not dinged
into the ears and heads of the public
[ that the continued depression was due
| to the tariff enacted? Were not idle
j men, smokeless chimneys, silent
j wheels, charged up to the decrease
I made in taxation? Is there any other
I significance to the McKirtley movement
I than the restoration of the policy that
wears his name?
When the congressional elections of
i '93 and '94 displaced the Democratic
j majority in congress, what was the
universal demand of Republicans and
their papers? Restore the McKinley
tariff. Jones, of Pittsburg, one time
chairman of the national committee,
said that the new congress should im
mediately "begin the work of restoring
the tariff to what it was two years
ago." Pennsylvania Republicans In
1895 demanded "such legislation as will
secure the restoration and mainte
nance of this poU.y without qualifica
tion or abatement." This year Massa
chusetts Republicans demand that "the
present tariff, with its lowered rates
. . . should be replaced by one fram
ed on protective principles and ar
ranged to give ample protection to
American wages and American indus
Mr. McKinley drew or approved the
platform adopted by the Ohio Repub
licans, and which is intended as the
model to be followed at St. Louis. It
says "we are wedded to the great prin
ciple of protection . . . and it is
dearer to us than ever. We denounce
the present Democratic tariff . .
bringing, as it has, a prosperous and
happy people to a period of unprece
dented adversity and distress, from
which nothing but a return to the pol
icy of protection can relieve it." The
Journal will doubtless accept Mr. Kohl
saat as the official Western mouth
piece of Mr. McKinley. In a recent
editorial the Times-Herald said: "The
tariff law of 1890—the best tariff meas
ure ever devised enacted by congress
was the work of McKinley's brain."
The New York Tribune pronounced
it "the best and bravest tariff ever
enacted." Recently it saYflY "It sounds
strangely to hear any^Republicans
speaking in a tone of censure or fault
finding about the best revenue measure
ever passed by Republicans . . .
the most effective and beneficent in
protection . . . The sad experiences of
the past few years have not inclined
Americans to favor anybody who
wants to get half-way between the two
parties on the issue of protection," and
it ascribes the "force which won for
Gov. McKinley a vast support" to "the
attachment of the people to the policy
with which his name has become iden
tified." And so we might go on an
swering the question asked by the
Journal, which Its own knowledge
should have prevented it from asking.
ARE PARTIES DISINTEGRATING?
The assayer knowa that, in the sep
aration of metala joined in the same
mass of ore, a flux is needed to effect
the separation. So in the world of
politics, when the cohesive force of
antagonistic ideas,, that has held men
in line with one or the other policy ad
vocated by the greater political or
ganizations, begins to lose its force
through any of the many causes that
are constantly operating; when new
questions come up which the mere
inertia of established parties prevents
them from satisfactorily answering, a
time comes when all that is needed to
detach men from their partisan ties
is some flux, some new idea, like the
flux of the assayer, not valuable in
itself, but serving merely the purpose
of a solvent, a disintegrator. We seem
to have arrived again at another of
those periods, and silver is merely dis
solving party ties in ord,er that new
parties may be formed,-^charged W ith
the solution of some on* or more of
these great social and economic ques
tions with which the older parties have
found themselves incompetent to deal.
But where is it to end? Will the
process go on until we find ourselves in
the same condition in which are the
political parties in the representative
governments of Europe? Indications
are plenty that this may be the case.
The recent Prohibition national con
vention is one. The central idea of
that organization for years has been
tlhe extinction of the liquor traffic.
Four years ago It felt the impact of
the tariff struggle of the two great
parties, and adopted what was prac
tically a free trade plank in addition
to the usual prohibitory platform. Now
cne faction is for the gold standard
and protection, the other for free silver
and free trade. Each is still for pro
hibition. The process of differentia
tion has evolved the Right and the
Left, the evolution of the Center is a
matter merely of time.
In the Republican party tfhe s&m«
process is evident, although the docility
bred of that party's inherent paternal
ism is a cohesive force more strongly
operative than in any of the others.
There, too, is the silver flux at work.
The central, dominant idea is protec
tion by taxation, but there is the Left
Center there, which is to the
ultra policy of the Cettter, and is
strong enough to make Itself felt, even
without the aid of the gilver contiu-
j gent. There Is the division on the
money standards, also; the gold men j
representing the Right and the silver
! men the Left With the Center wink
ing at both asd trying to placate them. ■
Should McKioley be elected, with a ■
house of his own' part*, a bitter dis
appointment is surely in store for those
who flock under .his banner, attracted j
by his ultra-protectionism. The Left J
j will pull one «ray and the silver wing"!
the other, and nothing will come of it. j
Then, there -Is the Populist party, no j
happier than any in unity. It haa its
Center, its Right' and Left Centers. It
has its visionary schemes of paternal
ism Chat prevent union with the silver
elements of other parties with which,
on that one pcint, it is in touch. Then
there has developed within the year a
portion that would drop out the social
istic features of the party policy, the
land-loan and other plans, while the
Center proposes to keep, as they phrase
it, "to the middle of the road." Out
of the ferment there have been evolved
minor organizations, socialists, propos- j
ing the nationalization of the means of j
production and distribution, a labor j
party having its one peculiar nucleus j
with affiliations with other parties, but
In and through it all can be plainly
seen the silver idea operating as the
common and general flux. That it
means party disintegration is evident;
i that it may mean a subdivision of
parties, differing as to some things, but
I in touch on one or more, an installa
j tion in American politics of European
conditions, is a possible outcome, al
' most surely one unless "some great
! cause, God's new Messiah," comes
with its appeal to the conscience of
j men, uniting them, submerging minor
differences in the one great purpose.
The Democratic party alone of all the
j organizations has the opportunity to
j present such a cause, but it is not
certain that it will grasp it.
It is perfectly plain that none of the
Southern delegates to St. Louis need
to pay their own board bills unless they
want to. A circular has been issued
to the delegates, asking for "past affil
iations," "influenced by," etc. That
ought to be sufficiently direct evidence
of an intent to bribe.
CLOUGH'S WANING HOPES.
People who delude themselves with the
idea that Clough will win the nomination for
governor in a walk, had better commence
pushing that delusion one side. Men who
are well informed on the subject are well
convinced that dough's chances for nom
ination are disappearing very rapidly and
many of the avowed Clough men admit that
his chances are not near as bright now as
they were a couple of months since.—Stiilwi
* * •
Some of the Republican exchanges are now
telling a great deal of truth about the Mer
riam Clough machine. Later on, when the
nominations have been made, they will bot
tle up their wrath, label It "disappointed
I hopes," and lay it away upon the shelf of
their old curiosity shops. It would bo well,
however, for voters to remember the truths
they are expressing now.—St. Cloud Times.
* • *
The Merrlam machine is fighting for its
life, and therefore it is fighting hard. The
people must crush it out forever now.—Du
* • *
It looks more like Van Sant as the ra
turns come in. lie isn't making any fuss
or blow, but he 'is making friends every
day. Of course all the office-holders are
rooting for Clough; that is to be expected,
but the great majority is against him.—Still
* * *
If Clough carries Hennepin county he will
be nominated. If he fails to carry it, Moses
E. Clapp will be the next governor of Minne
sota.—Fergus Falls Journal.
AT THE THEATERS.
The bill last evening at the New Mozart
was "East Lynne," that riiiv honored drama
appearing with new life, as it was revised
to suit 1896 and a IC-20-30 house. The first
production of the old drama which has
played on the lachrymal sensibilities of
three generations of play-goers was cred
itable. Louis Eagan, however, as Sir Fran
cis Levison, the villian, did not seem to
grasp the spirit of the part. It had last
evening a little too much of the comic ele
ment in it to be classed as a thoroughly
conventional portrayal of stage villainy. The
traditional Sir Francis does not revel in Bow
ery wit and use fin dv siecle slang. Mr.
Eagan did, bringing the part up to date
in every respect. Marguerite Montague, as
Lady Isabel, playM the part with earnest- j
ne»s. She made :a Tory fair erring wife.
Mr. Eugene Santley was decidedly pleasing
as Archibald Garlyie, the cruelly deceived
husband—he waa 4Q good natured about it.
The supporting company waa very good,
and the audience departed entirely satisfied.
Next week '"Teh "Nights in a Bar Room"
will be crowded Into seven nights at the
—r —j ♦
WITH tfVTEffT TO AMI SE.
He—lf we were not In a canoe I would
She—Take me ashore instantly, sir.—
"Will you be my wife. Frauleln Paula, and
make me happy?" "J am sorry, doctor
but I should like to be happy myself."—Hu
Briefster—Miss Typewriter, why do you al
ways turn your head and dodge at the end
of every line? Miss Typewriter—Whenever
that bell rings I think I'm on my wheel.—
"I'm twenty-three," said Miss Hawkins,
knocking 30 per cent off her age. "How old
"Old enough to know better," replied Mr.
Dillenbeck, who remembered when Miss Haw
kins was born.
Mistress—A caller? Is It a lady or gentle
man? Servant— I don't know, mum: it has
the voice of a lady, an" the clothes of a gen
Up to Dace—"Anything good In new plays
"Yes; 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' with Uncle
Tom caught in a folding bed and Eliza get
ting away on a wheel."—Chicago Record.
In the SchoQl of Journalism—"What do
you call a pi«c^ ; oi exclusive news that you
"A beat or a scoop."
"And what dooyau' call a piece of exclusive
news that is sequred by your rival?"
"An idiotic fa£e."— Chicago Post
"I'm going t» t*H my pa on you," said
Johnny Smlthera,;, as the blacksmith pared
some of the bone away from the horse's
hoof. "Why? What have I done?" asked
the blacksmith.' 'Tbu ain't got no shoes to
fit Dobbin, an' • you're whittlin' off his feet
to suit those you have got"—London Week
ly Telegraph. ' r
;. ■( i
New Member-r-Mr. .Speaker, what is the first
order of the day?/
Rural Member (spontaneously)—A cocktail,
by thunder!—Boston Courier.
Teacher—Emma, what do you know of the
orchid family ? T< '
Emma—lf you please, mamma has forbidden
us to indulge in any family gossip.— Boston
"The water wasn't acaJdin* she throwe* on
you, was it, pardner?" asked Everett Wrest,
who had done the waiting at the gate while
Dismal Dawson had made "the play for the
"No," said Mr. Dawson; "it was worse.
It waa soapsuds."—lndianapolis Journal.
The Literary Movement—"So you have a
new president in your Shakespeare club?"
"Yes: our last president did not fairly rep
resent us; she didn't like French dressing on
her salads." —Chicago Record.
"I wish I knew how to act when I meet a
baby. I always feel like a fool."
"All you hay« to do is act the way jrou
PflGflfl IS FRANTIC
FACT IS FORCED IPOX HIM THAT
COM.iii-S^ WILL. KiVORt: HIS
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TALKS KINGLY PREROGATIVE,
A\D DECLARES THAT THE GOV
ERXMEXT IS FAST BECOMING
PROTECTION FOR AMERICANS
Indrr the Condition* Vow Existing
in Cuba, He Suva, Is a
WASHINGTON. May 31.—Senator Morgan,
of the senate committee on foreign relations,
and author of the joint resolution recognizing
the existence of a state of war In Cuba, and
declaring the neutrality of the United States,
was aaked concerning the probability of se
curing action upon the resolution before ad
journment, and In reply said:
"Unless the house should act upon Mr.
Hyde's resolution, which Is identical with the
resolution offered by me in the senate, that
is now h^ld up in the committee on foreign
relations, congress will probably disperse be
fore any action is possible. That responsi
bility will doubtless hasten the dispersion of
some senators. The disposition of the ma
jority of the senate committee is to devolve
upon the president a responsibility that he
is evidently eager to assume. Congress has
practically ceased to be a factor in the gov
ernment, except in the case of a veto, when
the constitution peimits it to act finally by
a two-thirds vote. Even this function Is de
nied when it is applied to our foreign polit
"For a government with three co-ordinate
department* of which we boast, we are mak
ing a rapid movement towards re-establish
ing the royal prerogative in the hands of
our executive as an uncontrollable power.
If any British constitutional power waa de
stroyed In America by the revolution of 1776,
it was the
PREROGATIVE OF THE CROWN.
"If the president, acting alone, can substi
tute the entire body of the laws of war for
the laws of peace which now govern our re
lations with Cuba, and if he can make this
total revolution of our legal status as citi
zens and as a nation binding upon us by his
proclamation, it is In vain that we abolished
the royal prerogative in our federal con
iiUiiii ■.!. If the president, without the con-
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NEW WASECA COUNT* COURT HOUSE, WASECA, MIS*.
currence of congress, should proclaim that
I war existed In Cuba, and that the United
States assumes the attitude of a neutral pow
er towards the recognized belligerents under
the laws of nations, he would uaurp a power
j of the most dangerous character. In the mo
ment of their enthusiasm for a decree that
would be so just and so humane, the p«ople
would forgive the usurpation, but the chock
it would give to our free government would
lead in time to great disaster. In the pres
ent state of political agitation in the coun
try, It is dangerously apparent that a declara
tion of war with Spain or a declaration of
the existence of a state of war in Cuba,
made on the sole authority of the presi
dent, would create a fever of excitement in
the country that would remove all other
questions new under anxious discussion from
the minds of the people, and would control
the presidential election near at hand. I
am firmly convinced that the president will
not venture on so dangerous a course when
congress disperses, leaving our relations to
this subject in their present equivocal situ
ation. Spain will b9 at liberty, so far as
our government Is concerned, to pursue its
accustomed course of summary destruction of
the rights, property and lives of our people."
IT HELPS THEIR CAUSE.
Seventh Day Adventiats Rejoice at
At tae Mtting of the sun Saturday evening,
the quiet that had all day pervaded the Ad
ventist encampment at Merrlam Park, on
account of their reverence for, and observ
ance of, the day as the Sabbath, gave way
to bustle and activity. The grocery store
and bookstand were reopened, and all the
avocations of camp life that were broken off
at the beginning of the Sabbath, Friday even
ing, were resumed. Elder W. B. White, of
Nebraska, delivered a discourse full of prac
tical thought, drawn from the experience of
Kehemiah, as recorded in the book that bears
his name. The tented city is scarcely less
beautiful by night than by day, as the dark
background Is relieved by the snowy white
ness of the tents, lighted by the gleaming
torches, placed at intervals along the streets,
into which the camp is laid out. At 5:30 yes
terday morning the tones of the big bell rang
through the grove, awakening the campers
from their slumbers, and very soon songs of
praise began to float out on the morning air,
from the first service of prayer and praise.
After breakfast and family worship the au
diting committee resumed its work of exam
ining the accounts of the conference laborers,
and awarding them their wages for the past
year's work, from the general fund provided
by the tithes of the people, for the Advent
lsts, true to their profession of following the
Word of God in all things, have adopted tha
Bible plan of giving one-tenth for the sup
port of tha ministry.
At 10:30 Elder Lane addressed a large con
gregation la the pavilion, using Paul's lan
guage in 11. Corinthians, xlil., 8, for a text:
"We can do nothing against the truth, but
for th« truth." Tha text was graphically
illustrated by Bible incidents. Thus, the
envy of Joseph's brethren, which moved
them to sell him into Egyptian bondage, re
sulted in his being exalted to the premier
ship of Egypt, in which position he wu later
enabled to sare the entire household of his
father' from famine and starvation. Th»
wrath of King Nebuchadnezzar in casting
the three Hebrews into the fiery furnace, be
cause of their loyalty to God, in refusing-to
1 worship his great golden image, resulted la
their miraculous deliverance, and the promul
gation of the knowledge of the true God. to
the remotest part of the realm. Faithful
Daniel was delivered from the lions dec,
where the jealousy of Kfng Belshazzar's
princes had caused him to be cast, hww of
his loyalty to his God. Paul and Silas Id the
Phillipian jail, with lacerated backs, and feet
fast in the stocks, yet singing and praying
to God. were delivered by the angel of God,
and as a result, the Jailor and hi* entire fam
ily were saved. Paul's journey to Rome as
a. prisoner resulted In tbe conversion of some
of "Caesar's household." The efettrca has al
ways thrived on persecution and the blood of
the martyrs was its seed. Of like effect. Elder
Lane declared, has each of the several hun
dred recent '-ases of the persecution, arrest.
fining and imprisonment of Seventh Day Ad
ventists iv a dozen state?, as wrtl as in Can
ada, England. Switzerland, Turkey. Russia
and Australia, for daring to obey God, when
He itays, "Six days sh?ii than labor, but the
seventh day is tbe Sabbath of the Lord thy
Gotl; in it thou ahalt not do any work, but
remember it and keep it holy." resulted in
advertising their work and advancing their
At 2:30 p. m. a large audience liatoued to
Elder vV. B. White asain. as he discoursed on
the "Ministration of Angels," with Hebrews,
i., tt, 14 as his text: "Are they not ail min
ister spirits sent forth to minister to those
who shall be heirs of salvation.'"
SACRKD THIRST DKLECATKS
\\ In. Will Represent the Society
The Sacred Thirst Total Abstinence society,
at its regular meeting, held at Cretin hall yes
terday afternoon, elected »Ive delegates to the
arch-diocesan convention of temperance socii
ties, which will be hold in Minneapolis Jun»
li and 17. They wer<>: Mrs. C. J. McCarthy.
Mrs. M. E. Goodwin, Mrs. Krancls Flynn,
Mias Mary Cramsie and Miss Mary Larkin.
Mrs. J. F. Kelly, president of the society, and
Father Heffron, its spiritual adviser, will also
represent the organization at the convention,
by virtue of their respective offices.
The question of receiving holy communion
was discussed, and It was decided that tha
entire society, numbering 122 members, would
receive the office in a body on the last Sunday
of June. In fixing a date for the meeting of
tha sawing circle, the ladies decided to meet,
during the summer months, on Saturday after
noon instead of on Friday, as has heretofore
been their custom. On the evening of Juno
19 the society will give a musical and literary
entertainment at Cretin hall..
The members of the Angels of the Home so
ciety also met at Cretin hall for the purpose of
electing delegates to the convention, but post
poned action until next Sunday.
HINCKL.EY WAS BUG BESET.
Bat the Pests Disappeared team
and Crops Revived.
Hinckley and its agricultural surroundings
were recently beset by a long, black worm
resembling the cut worm in appearance, and
about two inches and a half in length. The
worm is entirely black except for scattering
white rings. It first attacked all the green
vepetation of whatever size that had a bitter
flavor. Prof. Lugger was summoned, and the
state entomologist, after examining the pest,
pronounced it a cut worm of rare occurrence
»nd predicted Its extinction within a day or
two. It did vanish and as the season was
yet early, crops were reseeded and are again
Chinch bugs have made their appearance In
a few localities in the southern part of the
state, but as fast as they appear. Prof. Lug
ger sends to the affected locality a tank of
the virus which inoculates them with a fatal
HIGH HDMIHS FOR HOMI'.OPS.
Their Markings the Highest Yet
Credited to Students.
The members of the graduating class of
the college of homeopathic medicine and sur
gery. University of Minnesota, are: G. O.
Balcome, Grand Rapids, Mich.; J. P. Beck, L.
L. Shlpman, G. B. Hamlin, Minneapolis; H.
H. Bingham, Babcock, Wis.; A. J. Hammond,
Lake City, Minn.; G. F. Relneke, Morristown,
Minn.; A. G. Phelps, St. Paul.
All members of the class passed th» ex
aminations, the class having the highest
general average of any previous class of the
college. Two members of the class, G. B.
Hamlin and A. J. Hammond, obtained the
kighest general average of any member of
either the allopathic or homeopathic colleges.
The commencement exercises will take place
at the Exposition building, Minneapolis,
Thursday, at • a. m.
Sir. lnojipr en "Faith."
Mr. Cooper's talk last night on "Faith" was
listened to with a great deal of Interest, for it
was practical and helpful. He denned faith,
and said it was the one great thing needed by
all people. Faith could be strengthened by
prayer, Bible reading, church attendance. The
infidel destroys faith, and so prevents ad
vance in civilization. Stephenson, Columbus,
Fulton are great examples of faith; Robes
pierre, of the French revolution, an example of
lack of faith. He epdk© of how we try to ex
ense ourselves when there Is work to be done.
Faith kept one man going to Jail to talk to
prisoners for twenty years, whet h« mad*
one convert who reached Brother Cooper and
hundreds of others. Somerset Union has to
nights meeting in charge, and the subject \*
"Wrecks on Sea and Land."
Tuesday night he will speak on R*al IM**
being pictures from hta own lif».
LIBRARY MKKTIXi TOMI.HT.
Pnblic M.-otiut; to Bf Hrld nt thfl
Indications point to a large gathering at tha
.letropolitan op«ra houso this evening when
tup general meeting in the Interest of the St
Paul Library association will be held. Th*
officers and committee* of the a*snclaflon will
lay the status of the library movement before
the people In concise form, and the situation
will be thoroughly discussed.
MRS. ACKER VERY LOW.
\\ iflutv «f St. I'inP. Hero hi Death's
Mrs. Gen. Acker, who»« serious Illness at
bt. Joseph b hospital was rtporml in yes
condition, and her death Is regarded
by the attendant physiclanii is regarded
question of a few hours. It was stated
at the hospital at a lat« hour last
night that the end might come at any mo
ment, though tho patient may possibly sur«
vivo until today.
LOCAL SEWS .\OTES.
There will be a general mass meeting of
Populists at BradTs hall, rorner of l"ni\.
and Western avenues, at 8 o'clock this even
The ladipg of St. Mark"* parish. Merriam
lar.t. will give a lawn party at the residence
of the pastor. Hey. E. D. Caney. Prior ami
Marshall avenue*. Friday evening. An or
chestra will be in attendance, and large par
ties will attend from both cities.
New York Recorder.
Softly the light from tlie open fire flirkered
and fell upon the man and woman sitting be
fore it, as the evening drifted silently Into
It was the gloaming time, when ;here ioiur-9
a hush upon the world and voices arr
to whispers lest the day. as It links to sleep
may be disturbed.
They sat silent, thinking, thinking: dream
ing of the far-away hours when lov«> ni
young, and the flickering light drew strango
fantastic figures on their (aces.
At last the woman spoke, still Razing into
the firelight, and hor voice waa lofl nd low
as a strain of distant mnsle across a moonlit
"Husband." she murmured, "how sweet it
all Is? How much poetry there la In an open
He stroked his brow as if starting from a
"That's so," b« responded, "but nol half as
much as there Is in a stove."
Alax for the materiality of mundan«
He was an editor with a base-burner ta
his office and he kii"w Jils t'tisin^-sx.
» ompriiHfi t lon.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"What a short waist that Mi«s Wheelm
"Yes, but hasn't sho a long reach on thi
(By a Carpenter.)
(The following piece of poetry wan written
by Benjamin Drew for the Louisville Journal
over fifty years ««o, ami w<u refmMlucod In
•ome of the Eaatem papers. Obarloa B.
Mayo, appraiser of customs, recently r^
ceived a manuscript copy of It from Mr.
Drew, and. as the author ii known in St.
Paul and R wad for him the Benjamin Drew
school was named, the poetry is reproduced
at this rim*. >
There is a fttrvuk of red along the oaet,
Straight as a <-halk lino, where the horizon
With bevelled edge earth's huge olrcumfer
How gradually its tints deepen to blue,
And thence to darkness, where receding
Steps slowly down the ladder of tho we^t;
And now it brighter grows, and brighter
So gloriously bright It seeirs a plate
Where mortised r*Mt the- tenons which sup
The imponderable rafters of the skies.
Whose springing arches and enormoua
Do prop the (Irraameat's ethereal dome.
As brass nails through a* velvet cushion
So glitter In the distant west the stars;
While 'twixt the flying night aud coming
The twilight forma distinct a pediment.
A vapory nutas there is, far in the south,
Whose eastern edge, like ogea moulding
Reflects in golden tlni.B the approaching sun;
Its wostern edge, carved by the sportive
In wildest tracery, towards the zenith sends
What might a finial eeeni, but that It hath
An astragal above Jt, like the top
Of «ome old*pillar in Palmyra found.
Nature! fantastic architect! 'Us thine
With equal wtse to build or to dec-
Sun and the winds, thy servants, a', thy will
Bring to thy workshop, In the upper air.
Material Which thy pianti<; art doth frame
Into the weather of thla lowar world.
The ascending current of the tropic climes
Bears to the north an equatorial mir,
And Winter stores It. ready tor thy
In his vast lumber-yard around the pole.
There on some arciic oape thou rearest high
A frozen temple curiously adorned
With pilasters and pinna;' lei of ice;
Each storm new roofs it. till 1U monsrroua
Jut ocr its fearful plinth; "tla plumb no
Sudden it rolls to the retreating »«a,
Wno«e frightened waves, for many a leagu«
Of ocean's flooring tear the sl*ep«"' up.
Till shrewd northwesters make a •Win re
But lo' the tun hath risen; and as Sraao
And treasured bonmots do for some supply
A lack of native goodness and of wit,
Or even as mahogany thin-sawn
Doth cover and conceal the wortaiewi pine*
So is the damp, cold earth i which of luelf
Were hateful and laart), nmde beautiful.
Life-giving, llfe-im-servlng, Joy-inifxtrtlng,
L/tt up with sunshine, when the god of day
Veneers it with hla beoini. Yon flew/ cloud*.
How swift they sail upon this biting breezel
Like »h»vlnga taken from an iceberg's top
When Boreas wields the foreplane of th«
But hark! tha b«ll calls to the daily t»il
"Which gives me cheerfulnoaa—the poor
man's wealth —
I envy not who burn the midnight oil—
Nor Mk for knowledge at the expense oi
H* \\ a.* AceepteU.
ilerchant—Have you uad any experience ia
Applicant—Years of It, sir.
Merchant-What do you do when you break
a valuable piece?
Applicant—Well—«r—l usually put It to.
gethev again, or.d place tt where dome cv*
tomers will knock it over.