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WASHINGTON. Deo. 14.— Forecast for Tues
day: Minnesota— Fair, preceded by local
snows in eastern portion; southerly to wester
■Wisconsin— Fair, except in northern portion;
light snows; light variable winds.
South Dakota— Fair, southerly and west- !
eriy winds: warmer In western portion.
North Dakota— Fair in southern, local ;
snows in northern portion; northwesterly
winds, shifting to easterly.
Montana— Light snow in northern portion;
fair in southern portion; easterly winds.
Vnited States Department of Agriculture, ;
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p. in. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian
Time.— Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
— — — I
St. Paul 30,QuAppclle 1G
Duluth 26;Minnedosa 2S |
Huron 34 Winnipeg 22
Williston 26i Buffalo 20—32
Havre 30; Boston 32—46
Helena 33:Oheyenne 4 *
Edmonton 20|Chicago 34—38
Battleford S^Mcntreal 14—20
Prince Albert 14 New Orleans ...6*5— 73
Calgary 241 Mew York 42—48
Medicine Hat 2SjPittsburg 48—28
Swift Current 201 .
Barometer. 30.05; relative humidity, 88;
weather, light snow; maximum temperature,
33; minimum temperature. 28; daily range, 5;
thermometer, 30; wind, southeast.
OSGAMZED FOR PEACE.
This administration will have com
pleted, before it turns over its author
ity and duties to its successor, the work
which we have already characterized
as the greatest done in the history of j
this country and of the world. History
is full of international combinations for
attack, for defense, for conquest. As
far back as records run you can find \
monarchs and generals uniting in plans i
for military aggrandizement and parti- j
tioning the world between them. Today i
the dreibund is one of the great facts :
and forces with which every nation in
Europe has to deal. But never before j
have the nations begun to organize for I
the sake of peace. They have formed
treaties offensive and defensive, but
the proposition to apply to their rela
tions to one another the principle that
prevails in the dealing of man with
man, that of the arbitrament of differ
ences by an authority outside of them
selves, is sanctioned for the first time <
by the great English-speaking peoples i
of the world. Not all the triumphs of ;
diplomacy, not the marvelous and in
tricate web of statecraft, by which one !
nation has artfully contrived to master
another, and not prowess in
or in the cabinet can compare with the '
mighty example that is set to the
world in the general arbitration agree
ment now practically completed be- j
tween Great Britain and the United j
States. / ~
It is marvelously simple withal.
One wonders, as he reads the ar
rangement for the submission of dif
ferences that may arise between us to j
an impartial tribunal, just as two hon- j
orable men would do, why war has
ruled the world so leng; why the pain- j
less decision of a tribunal of peace
should not have ruled, rather than the
might which can be just only by acci- .
dent. There are no complicated ar- j
rangements or machinery about this
arbitration scheme. There is simply a
tribunal of six arbitrators; three being
selected from the highest judicial body
in the United States and three from
the corresponding body in Great Brit
ain. If they shall not be able to reach
a decision, it is understood that the
casting vote will lie with a member se- I
lected by another power friendly to us
both. But we think we may assume
fairly and with certainty that as soon
as the arbitration court has got into
fair working order the occasions when
the services of a referee must be called
in will be very few.
This may be argued from the
experience of our own supreme '
court. The members of that body ;
belong to the great political par
ties and are generally men who have
strong party beliefs; yet no one ex
pects that the decisions of our supreme
court will be influenced by party rela
tions, nor have they been, as a matter
of fact. The strongest rulings ever
made in defense of the doctrine of
state rights have been rendered by Re
publican judges. The responsibility
which almost invariably sobers and
elevates a man makes it impossible
that the supreme court should decide
other than upon its opinion of the mer
its of a case before It. When less than
that should become possible, the de
cadence of the republic would have al
ready proceeded far toward the end.
Bo we think it will be found that the
august nature of this new tribunal, the
fact that it stands above any court in
Christendom; that its work can bind or
loose the two greatest powers on earth;
that by its acts the policy of arbitra
tion will be judged and its future de
cided, and that to its deliberations the
whole world will look, azures us that
those men will rise above not only per
sonal prepossession, but the stronger
feeling of nationality, and endeavor to
do that exact and patriotic justice to
render which is the highest and most
difficult service that can be asked of
It has happened in the past that
boards of arbitration have not been
as impartial as we could desire. Too
Bern rally, almost invariably in fact,
the representatives of the contending
nations have stood by their own flaps.
It required an umpire, after all, to de
cide between them, and the arbitrators
representative of the contending par
ties sank to the level of advocates.
This was due, not to an inherent fault
in the arbitration idea, but to the tem
porary purpose and services of such
commissions. Their members were ap
pointed to act in this single case, and
they had not the sense of fixed respon
sibility for the future that would com
pel them to render service to the larger
view by choosing:, if necessary, to de
clare that their own countrymen were
in the wrong. It will be very differ
ent with a permanent commission,
charged with settling all differences I
arising over a period of years. Such
men, acting not for the day, but for
the future, and feeling that upon them
depends the success of the world's
greatest experiment, will acknowledge
an allegiance larger even than that of
national loyalty, and render homage
to that justice whose cause they are
set to advance. The greatness of the
duty and the weight of its responsi- !
bility will carry them above the av
erage man, and we believe that this
high court of arbitration will command
the ready submission of both govern
ments and win the respect and ad
miration of mankind.
If it shall do this, the day of war
is nearly ended. The nations cannot
continue to settle their difficulties in
the old and evil way with this exam
ple before them of what civilisation
really means and of the obligations
that it imposes. Mr. Cleveland's ad
ministration has done this work, not
only for the United States, not only
for Great Britain, not only for the
English race, but for the world, for
humanity, for progress and for justice.
It is an achievement that would render
illustrious any man and any age.
THE I MYERSAL, ASPIRATION.
At a meeting of the state labor feder
ation the Socialists attempted to have
adopted resolutions setting forth their
state policy of the nationalization of the
means of production and distribution.
They were unsuccessful, two-thirds of
the delegates voting against them. In
the discussion that followed their in
troduction one of the delegates laid
bare the nerve of the whole contention
when he declared that "soclialistic
principles are all right, but the men
that are behind the Socialistic party
are all wrong." The fatal defect be
hind all socialism is that it assumes
a condition of human nature that does
not exist and which, did it exist, would
render socialistic organization and ac
tivity unnecessary, because the pur
poses now sought to be attained would
be the common condition of mankind.
Socialism represents a universal as
piration of the race. What of humani
tarianism we have attained, what of
progress the Golden Rule has made in
ameliorating the relations of man to
man, what of justice comes into the
dealings of men, what increase there
is of sweet charity, are due to this im
pulse which has been uplifting men
since the days when every man's hand
was against every other. And none
of this is the result of legislation, none
of it the fruit of the frequent efforts of
states to regulate the conduct of men
or direct their activities. It is simply
due to the gradual, slow but steady
improvement of the individual. The
path we have traveled so far runs out
into the long future and ends when
mankind has become universally just,
a far distance yet. But the way must
be plodded by this and many succeed
ing generations, slowly, painfully,
amid much wrong and suffering and
the misery of injustice, each genera
tion making some progres in the hu
manities, each a little better than its
We have all the material for the
Utopia of socialism with us today and
in this republic. We have a govern
| ment by the majority; we have as high
ethical standards as the world ever
produced; we have as great adminis
j trative ability as ever worked in the
; mind of man. Why have we not ideal
socialistic conditions? Why can we not
have them established at once? Simply
: because the human factor is indispens
able, and the human factor is lacking
in the essential qualities. Consider
what the plan proposed involves and
the method of selecting the men by
whom it must be executed. Take any
1 single article, the supply of shoes for
the people, the furnishing of milk for
a city, of bread for a nation. Where
is the wisdom to apportion properly
and justly supply and demand? Where
is the security that the methods that
now put into congress and legislatures
and councils incompetent men, cor
rupt or easily corruptible men, will not
continue? Imagine the plan of slate
supervision of production and distri
bution committed to a legislature or
I congress such as our present methods
What do we see now when a congress
j or a legislature assembles— and it is
through such means that the socialistic
i plans must be executed? At Washing
] ton we see a committee, holding the
| taxing power in its charge, inviting
; representatives of various industries to
i come before it to tell how congress can
i best serve their selfish interests. What
will be the objects of legislation that
will chiefly interest the majority of the
; members who will shortly gather
; here? Read the political news in the
papers; listen to the talk among the
poUtfctens. Is it about measures for
! the public welfare, or is it mainly
; about who will be the officers, big and
| little, of the two bodies? We recently
went through a campaign in which
were submitted with the choice of can-
I didates also great, fundamental ques
tions involving changes in the organic
law of the state. The officers chosen
will hold office ft;r two years, but the
; changes in the law will endure for
i years. And what were the topics of
; general discussion in the press, among
the people, on the hustings, the candi
i dates or the constitutional amend
ments? We all knew within a few dayß
j who had been chosen for office; tele
| graphs were burdened with returns
; showing that, but even now we are un
' certain what the decision was as to
j some of the amendments, and, on some
j of them, so few voted at all that they
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 1893.
have failed of adoption. With such a
condition what folly it is to be talking
of realizing through legislation the
common aspirations of all for the ameli
orations of conditions whose hardships
we all see and feel, but whose correc
tive sane people know rests solely with
the improvement of the individual
through forces entirely independent ot
and apart from legislation.
THE CITY HIDGET.
There will be genera) and deserved
dissatisfaction felt over the estimate of
expenditures for this city for the year
1&97 that was submitted yesterday
by Comptroller McCardy. "We have
been told that we were to have lower
taxes. We have laid thi3 flattering
unction to our souls year after year,
and have waited patiently for the pay
ment of the floating debt represented
by certificates, so that the taxpayer
could feel the benefit. But we do not
find any millennial indications in the
rew budget. On the contrary, the total
amount proposed to be raised by tax
ation is larger than it was a year aga,
and $200,000 larger than the amount
appropriated by the council.
Some of this is the result of in
cluding items for which it is both un
necessary and improper that we should
levy taxes at the present time. Some
of it is the natural payment of humbug
and parsimony in the past. Some of
it represents the constant pressure of
. every department for an increased al
lowance. Wherever the total can be
cut down it ought to be; and the duty
of the conference committee and the
council to that end is plain. In tha
first clas% comes the redemption of
bonds about to mature. This is no
time to pay the principal of our bonded
debt. The $150,000 of bonds coming due
can be refunded easily. A popular sub
scription, if bonds were issued in small
denominations, would absorb them
easily. This debt should be refunded,
instead of asking our people to pay out
%\ 50,000 just after four years of severe
In the second class conies the school
budget. There is where the knife waa
applied in the past, to the exclusion
of other economies that might have
been effected, and now the price of
that vicious policy must be paid. The
free text book system, as we pointed
out at the time when its advocates
were urging that it would coat the
people nothing, will demand $20,000 to
make it operative. This, with a new
school building, and the allowance of
funds improperly denied in the past,
foots up a handsome sum. There are
small advances in a number of tha
several funds which account for the re
mainder of the difference between a
lessening and an increase of tax levies.
| The people demand that their burdens
be reduced. We must maintain an
effective municipal government and
pay the necessary charges. But this
budget should not pass until every
possible reduction in its items thai
does not materially impair the public
service has been made.
A COXSTAXT DAXtiER.
The accident which happened yester
day on the Selby avenue incline only
| furnishes one more illustration of the
! constant menace which that dangerous
ascent holds over all the people who
use this route in traveling to and from
their homes. The truth is that the
passage of cable trains up and down
I that incline ought never to have been
permitted. It should have been insist
! Ed, when the cable was built, that the
I hill should be tunneled and a moderate
grade substituted for the precipitous
climb to the summit. It was demon
strated at an early day that there ex
j isted there the conditions for terrible
accidents. Notwithstanding all the care
that was taken to minimize these, we
j find that it is still possible for pas
\ sengers to be seriously injured from
the failure of grip and brakes to con
trol the movements of the cars in
i snowy and sleety weather.
Just what part, if any, of yesterday's
\ disaster was attributable to lack of
sufficient precautions it is impossible
I to say. The employes on the cars seem
i to have stood at their posts; but why
j the entire track of the dangerous sec
: tion was not kept in such shape that
I the brakes would hold the cars, and
I why a flagman should not have held
' the second train from starting until
the first had passed over the brow of
the hill are questions which are not
j satisfactorily answered. The principal
\ moral of the whole affair, however, is
j that the Selby avenue incline ought to
|be abolished. Whether this is to be
■ done by putting in some safety device
at the bottom for lifting the cars by
other power than the cable, or by
i changing the route, as proposed, to
| Third street, is a matter still to be
I determined. This accident, indeed,
opens the question^ whether an electric
line up and down the hill on Third
street would be absolutely safe in all
! weathers. To the details of making
'• transit to and from St. Anthony hill
absolutely safe against the danger that
j now accompanies it both the street
railway company and the city author
ities must address themselves. These
j casualties must not be repeated, and
j the expenditure of the money necessary
| to make them impossible is a small
; matter in comparison with the safety
; of life and limb of which all our peo
; pie have a right to be assured.
AT THE THEATERS.
"What was the real cause of my sister's
I fieath?" was a question written at the Met
i ropolitan opera house last night by a slender
young woman in blacky with an olive com
plexion and luminous dark eyes. The answer
j startled the whole house.
"She was slowly poisoned by her husband.
| lie vs>e<i antimony. She died in New Orleans
■ on the lth of July."
The young woman in black gave a eonvul
! sive start, her lips quivered and an instant
j later she rose and l°ft the theater.
Mrs. Samri Baldwin answered nearly seven
j ty-flve questions last night that one could
i not begin to recollect, but none will forget
that answer. It was like a thunder clap out
of a clear F_ky.
Let it n&t be thought that the remainder of
U;e euteriainment furnished by Samri S. Bald
win and his wife I&c-t evening partook of
this tragic nature. On the contrary it was of
a most cheerful character, wholly enjoyable
and always Interesting. It cannot be denied
that these two people possess remarkabls
I powers. The skeptic must admit that they
are clever, while the believer In the super
natural would not even listen to their own
denial that they aro in cahoots with the
spiritß. It Is scarcely necessary to describe
the dream descriptions of people and things
given by Mrs. Baldwin, as she sits on the
stage bHnd-foldfed and part of the tlava com
pletely hidden from view by a large rubber
cloth. The lpan^Qr of conducting this por
tion of the entertainment, which is. of course,
U:c chief feature, i 3 faniil ar to all. The
people in the audience write their questions
on their ownfl scraps of paper, held in the
palms of their hWds. Then Mrs. Baldwin
proceeds to call out their names, no matter
f in what part of the home they may be locat
ed, and to ans«re* their questions. A strik
ing test of JJrs./ Baldwin's powers in this
direction app^re.d when she informed the
audiri.es th.if a certain man present—nam
ing him— had inquired v.hat had become of a
certain scarf pin he had losL and how long
ago he had last it.'
"Ko lust it," answered Mrs. Baldwin,
"three years— no, not three; but about thirty
'I lost.it *&irty-one years ago," assented
Mr. Baldwin announced that h- would give
$100 for every exposure of a confederate in
The first half of the entertainment proved
to be novel and excellent.
» * *
The Nordica eonc.-rt will take place at
the People's church this evening. Last night
Nordica appeared at the Lyceum in Minne
apolis to the largest audience that, has ever
been within the walls at that theater. It is
said by pre?s and public where Xordica ha 3 I
appeared that her voice haa never been co j
gocd as this season. She will appear at the
People's church tonight in a most excellent j
programme, assisted by Russia's great violin- |
ist, Charles Gregorowitsea; Mrs. Hermann
Scheffer, St. Paul's most excellent pianiste;
the Ski-U-Mah quartette and a chorus of iOO !
from the University of Minnesota, under the I
direction of Madame Schoen-Rene^ who is j
well known in the musical circles of the
Northwest. The programme was printed in
the Globe of Sunday.
TAXIXU THE TELEPHONES.
Company and City Officials Talk It
City Comptroller McCardy's com
munication to the common council call
ing attention to the fact that the
Northwestern Telephone company pays i
no direct tax to the city for its valuable
franchise, was taken up by the assem
bly committee on streets yesterday af
ternoon. C. P. Wainman, of Minne- '
apolis, the general superintendent of j
the company, was present and so was j
Comptroller McCardy. An interesting
Mr. McCardy first called attention to
his recommendation that the contracts
with the telephone company be let for
one year only, in accordance with the
law which prohibits the city from en
tering into a contract for any longer
period. Mr. McCardy referred to the
decision on this point rendered by
Judge Otis in the Seeger lighting con
tract, in which the court held that con
tracts on the part of the city that do
not terminate within one year or less
are invalid. Mr. McCardy was aware
that the telephone company claimed
that its contracts with the city could
be terminated upon the notice of either
party. But in order that the city and
the telephone company might under
stand each other in the future, Mr
McCardy declared that the city should
not acknowledge the existence of any
contract with the telephone company
after the expiration of the present
Gen. Supt. Wainman replied that the
company was perfectly willing to make
new contracts every year. Heretofore
they had simply been continued to
avoid the trouble of re-executing them
once a year.
Then Mr. McCardy hauled the tele
phone company over the coals in this
"The Northwestern Telephone com
pany has a valuable franchise. It !s
pulling- out a large amount of money
annually and is giving the city noth
ing in-return. It simply contributes a^
small amount a year— something like
$12,000— t0 the state. I submit this is
not fair to the taxpayers, and that, the
telephone company should contribute
a small amount to the government. At
the rate it is going now, it will pull
out in two years an amount of money
in excess of its assessed valuation. I
am aware that the company will plead
that the law exempts it from taxation, j
excepting its annual payment to the
state. I have, therefore, called atten
tion to the ruling of the United States
supreme court, holding that a tele
phone company's poles are taxable by
the city in which they are located."
• In reply Superintendent Wainmaln
said first that there was no property
in the city of St. Paul assessed as
close to its actual cost of $200,000 as
the Northwestern Telephone company
Comptroller McCardy— I don't know
of any business so profitable according
to the amount invested as yours
Supt. Wainman— If you will pardon
me, Mr. McCardy, I venture to say you
don't know anything about it.
The facts brought out at this stage
were that the Northwestern Telephone
company had 4,930 phones in the state
of Minnesota, that the valuation of its
entire state plant was $500,000, that it
paid $7,500 to the state in 1895 on a
valuation of $322,750, and will pay $11 -
500 in 1896 on the valuation of $500,000
Comptroller McCardy said that sixty
miles of streets in this city were occu
pied by the company's poles.
Supt. Wainmann then proceeded to
defend his company. He affirmed that
it paid the city about $3,000 a year in
directly, besides expending here at least
$50,000 a year out: of its gross receipts
amounting to $90,000. It furnished the
city twenty telephones free of charge,
and twenty more at half rates, which
meant a gift of $2,200 a year, and more
over it furnished and maintained all
the conduits used by the fire and
police departments, and city telephones,
which brought the total* gift up to
$3,000. Supt. Wainman said that the
company did not feel the slightest anx
iety as to the right of the city to tax
its poles. The decision of the United
States supreme court affected only a
special case. Its franchise provided
what the company should pay, and it
was hardly probable that the city could
alter its terms.
Supt. Wainman declared that the
company paid the state a 2 per cent tax
on the valuation of its plant, which
amounts to 3 per cent of its gross re
ceipts, and that it paid the city indi
rectly nearly 3 per cent of its gross
The committee then laid the matter
over until the next meeting.
The resolution from the Joint com
mittee appointed to arrange with the
street railway company for a union
depot loop, providing for running the
Grand avenue cars down Fifth to Sib
ley street, and thence on Sibley to the
union depot, and return by the same
route, or via Third street, was laid over
for the purpose of calling in the prop
erty owners on Sibley, Fifth and Third
Btreets, and ascertaining their wishes.
Assemblyman Craig remarked that
nothing could be done with this resolu
tion, as the Broadway advocates didn't
care a snap about street car facilities
at the union depot.
The Broadway loop ordinance was
then recommended to pass by a vote
of 4 to 2, Messrs, Craig and Reardon
voting In the negative, and Messrs.
Thompson, Daly, Krahmer and Dlx
favoring the measure.
The ordinance to repeal the ordinance
granting certain rights on the levee to
the St. Louis, St. Paul & Minneapolis
Packet company was referred to
Messrs. Thompson and Dlx to investi
He Met the Principal*.
The first meeting of the principals of the
city schools since the election of Supt. Curtis
was held yesterday at the Central High school.
The session was devoted to professional dis
cussions, and largely to getting acquainted.
First Tax Settlement Abstract.
The state auditor yesterday received the
first abstract of tax settlement for the year
1896. It came from County Auditor John J.
Kendlen. of Nobies <ounty. The total taxable
valuation of the rounty is $4,380,739, and the
total tax levied $9-1.300.31. The average rate
of taxation was 21 2-3 mills.
GOOD SHEPHERD FfIIH
ITS OPEXIXG DAY PROMISES IT A
RICHLY DESERVED SUC
BOOTHS AND PRETTY WOMEN
HAKE ATI EWTRAXCIXG EXHIBIT
OF RARE INTEREST IN ITS
PROGRAMMES OF MICH MERIT
Add to tke Soccphk of nn Ambition*
Entertainment for m. Worthy
The hum of many voices, the sweet
strains of a violin, a maze of gay colors
and always a glimpse of the bright face
of some pretty girl went to make up i
the general effect of the opening night
of the fair which is being held in the
Kyan Annex for the benefit of the
House of the Good Shepherd. The fair
opened yesterday morning and drew
a large crowd all day long. In the
evening a short musical programme
was an added attraction. The fair is
a handsomely arranged one and is well
located. The hall is large and the ac
commodation for the crowds of people
attending excellent. The booths are in
charge of the various parishes of the
city and are exceedingly pretty and
harmonize well. The cathedral booth
is the most striking, being all red and
white. This is in charge of Mrs. John
D. O'Brien, Mrs. Ben Thompson, Mrs.
W. L. Kelly, Mrs. Beaumont, Mrs. W.
Cooks, Mrs. Arthur H. Rogers, Mrs.
Rundlett, Mrs. Copley, Mrs. J. J. Wat
son, Mrs. M. W. Cole and Miss Mary
At this table is displayed a beautiful
doll elaborately dressed, which is to be
awarded to the one guessing the near
est to the correct numiber of beans in
a glass. A co-operative booth run by
the parishes of St. Mary's, St. Patrick's,
St. John's and St. Michael's is hand
somely decorated and in charge of Mrs.
McDonald, Mrs. Darragh, Mrs. Bell,
Mrs. Hurley, Mrs. McCardy, Miss Lizzie
Farral, Mrs. Kelly and Miss McCarthy.
The candy booth is really the most
attractive, being a striking affair in
yellow and white, and over the counter
the young women have displayed the
motto, "Sweets to the sweet." In charge
here are Mrs. Towle, the Misses
O'Brien, Miss Lamprey, Miss Cleary
and Miss Donnelly.
The punch bowl in blue and white
is at a pretty table In charge of Miss
Clara McDonald, Miss Mary Clark and
Miss Grace Campbell.
Funny things are fished all red,
white and blue out of the fish pond*
and at this place one certainly gets
the worth of his money. The women
in charge are Mrs. P. M. Hennessy.
Mrs. George O'Reilly and Mrs. Deve
The fortune teller in the person of
Miss Grace Flower in a becoming
gypsy costume made all kinds of mon
ey in her tiny tent, where she told for
tunes by reading the palm of the hand.
Numbers of dolls in fancy attire are
offered for sale by Mrs. Marquis, Miss
Wal&ih and Miss Fitzgerald.
Assumption booth is exceedingly
pretty and is in charge of Miss Fran
ces Gerlach, Miss Katie Simmer, Mis 3
Gussie Lux, Miss Rose Winter, Miss
Verona Eibert, Miss Simmer, Miss Nel
lie Push, Mrs. George Mitsch, Mrs.
George Lawler, Mrs. Dearth, Mrs.
Quinlan and Mrs. H. McNair, and a
booth by the churches of St. Luke's
and St. Mark's was presided over by
Mrs. W. P. Ran, Mrs. T. Foley, Mrs.
Sans Souci, Mrs. Wessel, Mrs. M. B.
Wood, Mrs. H. Smith, Mrs. Dore, Mrs.
Breen, Mrs W. Murphy.
Last evening Miss Louise Taylor
gave a number of violin selections ac
companied on the piano by Mrs. Milch.
She received a number of encores and
gave several selections by request. One
of the features of the fair last evening,
which will be one of the merriest dur
ing the week, was the vestment con
test. Every parish in the city has en
tered this contest, which is for a set
of vestments valued at $200. Among the
twenty parishes which have entered
the most enthusiastic so far are the
cathedral, the oldest in the city; St.
Joseph's, St. Luke's, St. Mary's and St.
Francis, which is very anxious to pay
a tribute to its pastor and hopes to
win the vestments to present to him.
The fair will continue all of the week
and each evening there will be a spe
cial musical programme. Thursday
evening Miss Hope's orchestra will be
the attraction and tonight the music
will be in charge of Mrs. Hoffman.
Archbishop Ireland will make an ad
dress some evening during the week.
SAY THEY ARE BURGLARS.
Two Men Rounded Up for a Sunday
James Kelly and John Galvin, two
young men with local police records,
were arraigned in the municipal court
yesterday, of burglarizing the resi
dence of P. E. Murphy, 234 Farrington
avenue, Sunday morning of property
valued at $200. Both of the accused
were identified by Mr. Murphy, who
awoke while they were ransacking
his bedroom and watched their opera
tions by the light of a turned down
lamp, thus securing an accurate de
scription of the alleged thieves upon
which they were subsequently arrested.
Kelly and GaJvin each denied ac
knowledge of the robbery, and secured
a continuance until Wednesday of next
.The burglary was committed Sunday
morning between the hours of 3 and 4
o'clock. The thieves secured an en
trance to the house through the front
door by means of skeleton keys and
systematically searched every room.
While going through a bureau in Mr.
Murphy's sleeping apartments a noise
awakened the occupant whose startled
vision rested upon the two robbers,
realizing the situation, Mr. Murphy
remained perfectly quiet and watched
the men, securing a good view of
their countenances and general appear
When the robbers had completed
their search by appropriating a gold
watch valued at 5125 from Mr. Mur
phy's vest, they left the room. The
victim of the burglary then hurriedly
donned his clothes and cautiously start
ed in pursuit. He saw the men making
off down an alley, each with a bulky
parcel under his arm. Mr. Murphy
tracked the thieves as far as Summit
park, where they appeared to separate
and were lost to view in the darkness.
Hurrying to the Rondo street police
station he told the authorities of the
robbery and Detectives Sweeney and
Daley were detailed to bring in the
From knowledge in their possession,
and the description of the thieves given
by Mr. Murphy, the detectives, after
looking over the ground of the robbery,
were confident that Kelly and Galvin
were the guilty parties. In the search,
all of the stolen property, with the
exception cf the watch, was found
scattered along the rout taken by the
thieves in their flight. With the re
covery of the goods the detectives
decided to close in on the suspected
men, and visited the home of Galvin's
parents in Marshall alley, or Marshall
avenue, between Louis street and
Western avenue Sunday afternoon. The
young man was at home, but declared
his innocence of the crime, claiming
that both he and Kelly had been in
a room on Wabasha street at the time
of the robbery. He was taken to the
police station and later Kelly was ar
rested at the Galvin home.
Both of the accused men have been
under arrest at different times, and
have served terms in the workhouse.
Various Pleasurable Events of the
The women of Ascension church gave a
dinner lust evening at the home of Mrs.
Turner, of Winifred street, to the choir of the
church, In compliment to Fred Dames, who
leaves tomorrow for Colorado for an exten
Mr. and Mrs. Forgythe gave an informal
at Irome last evening at their home, 597
Holly avenue. The rooms were arranged with
flowers, and refreshments served from a
handsomely laid table in the diulng room.
This was the first of a series.
Mrs. Maurice Auerbaoh gave a card party
last evening at her home on Summit avenue
for Col. and Mr«. Thompson. The rooms
were beautifully arranged with flowers, and
at the close of the game refreshments were
served from the tables by a group of assist
ing women. Mrs. Auerbech entertains again
this evening, and Thursday gives a large re
ception for the Misses Welch, of Philadelphia,
who are her guests.
The Neighborhood Bible class, of Merriam
Park, meets Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock
in the parlors of the Presbyterian church.
Miss Austin reads a paper on "The Early
Specimens of Hebrew Poetry," and there
will bs a paper on 'Chief Characteristics of
Hebrew Poetry" by Mr. Benham.
The Women's Foreign Missionary Society of
Trinity ML E. Church meets Friday after
noon with Mrs. Gregg, of Merriam Park.
The Universalist Aid society meets this aft
ernoon at the home of Mrs. Lamb, of Laurel
avenue, to discuss, plans for the Christmas
PJymouth Rock L. O. L. gives an entertain
ment and dance this evening in the hall at
Robert and Fifth streets.
The board of managers of the Women's
Christian home yesterday opened a lunch
room at 134 East Sixth street, the proceeds
to go toward the home, which is sadly in
need of funds this year. Yesterday the women
of- the board had charge, and today the
women of the Baptist and Congregational
churches will serve.
"Natural Differences in Children" was the
subject of the meeting of the Dayton's Bluff
Mothers' club yesterday afternoon. Rosalie
Firestone and Camilla Kendall read papers.
The Sewing Circle of Unity -Church meets
this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Randall
995 Marshall avenue.
Mrs. Norton, of Holly avenue, entertains
the Holly Avenue Euchre club this afternoon.
The Manhattan Social club announces its
first ba!!, to come off Jan. 14, in A. O. U W
hall, DlB Rice street.
Mrs. Randall, of Marshall avenue, enter
tains the Ladies' Afternoon Euchre club Sat
urday evening, at which time the husbands
of the women of the club will be guests.
The Ivy Leaf Dancing club gives a party
New Year's night, In Oxford hall.
The Albion club gives a large dancing party
tomorrow evening in Litfs hall.
The Interurban club, of Men-lam Park, will
dance in Woodruffs hall Friday evening.
The Pioneer Euchre club meets this even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burke, of
East Fourth street.
The Social Dancing club gives a party Fri
day evening in Twin City hall.
Miss Lear entertains the Eton club Friday
evening in the Imperial.
DISTRICT COIRT ROLTIXE.
Actions on Trial Before the Judges—
The following case was commenced in the
district court yesterday:
66911— M. Frankel & Co. vs. J. M. Mark
ham; action to recover $232.95 claimed to be
due on bill of goods.
Orders and Decisions —
60533— Andrew F. Conroy vs. The City Of
St. Paul; judgment for defendant. Egan J.
Before the Judges —
Eugene A. Coy vs. Estelle Coy: action for
divorce an .grounds -of desertion; decree grant
ed. Brill J.
10. Harry De Meesere vs. St. Paul City
Railway Co.: verdict directed in favor of de
fendant. Brill J.
Henry Hemming vs. George J. Exley et
al. ; on trial. Otis J.
Lena Harley vs. George E. Harley; action
for divorce on grounds of desertion; decree
granted. WU£j J.
James S. Neal, receiver, et al. vs. S. M.
Magoffin: submitted. Willis J.
Phoenix Life Insurance Co. vs. Lillie De
menville; suit to correct description of a
mortgage. On trial. Willis J.
First National Bank of Detroit vs. Brown
et ux. ; submitted to jury. Kelly J.
LOCAL. SEWS NOTES.
All members of the St. Paul Humane soci
ety are requested to attend the special meet
ing at 2:30 this afternoon, at 141 East Ninth
The board of trustees of the police pension
fund met yesterday afternoon and passed
the regular monthly pay roll. The city treas
urer reported a balance on hand, on Dec. 1,
of $1,335.76. The receipts, representing 10 per
cent of the municipal court revenue from May
1 to Nov. 1, amounted to $1,114.42.
John McCarthy, who escaped while serving
a term at the workhouse a year ago, and
who was rearrested by Officer Tschida in
Minneapolis last week, was before Judge
Twohy yesterday on the charge of being an
escaped prisoner. The court committed Mc-
Carthy to serve out his uncompleted sentence.
Henry Snyder, a young newsboy residing at
No. 181 Front street, drove up to the central
station last evening with a horse and buggy
which he found wandering about near Fourth
and Robert streets. The animal had dragged
a heavy weight some distance from appear
ances, though the buggy to which he was
hitched was uninjured.
George Rush plead guilty to petty larceny
in the police court yesterday and was sen
tenced to the workhouse for ninety days.
Rush was arrested on a warrant sworn out
by Harry Allen, charging the theft of an
overcoat valued at $5. He made no defense
and accepted the sentence of the court with
A runaway horse belonging to Henry Fine,
of 229 Indiana avenue, created a stampede
among the pedestrians on Third street yester
day morning by bolting onto the sidewalk be
tween Jackson and Robert streets. The ani
mal played havoc with a number of signs on
the walk and sides of buildings, and suc
ceeded in demolishing the wagon to which he
was attached before Officer Casey stopped
Henry West, who resisted being placed
under arrest by Officer Hagen Sunday after
noon, was sent to the workhouse for thirty
days. West had entered a house on Missis
sippi street to Inspect the premises, it was
claimed, with a view to renting, when the
owner of the property called the officer to
arrest the man for unlawfully entering the
place. West attempted to escape and threw
Officer Hagen, with the result that his face
was badly bruised and three teeth knocked
FRANK COLE'S SLAYER
Sentenced to Eleven Years In Mon
Joseph L. Bonesteele, who has been
on trial for three weeks in the district
court at Butte, Mont., for the murder
of Frank H. Cole, a printer, formerly
of this city, was Saturday evening
found guilty in the second degree and
sentenced to eleven years in the peni
tentiary. Bonesteele had made a de
fense of insamity and both he and his
attorneys expected a verdict of acquit
al. The verdict gives general satis
faction in Butte, as there has been
very little sympathy with Bonesteele
who* had deserted his wife the day be
fore the murder, Aug. 14, and told her
to make a living the best way she
could. Cole, whose wife had died not
long before, was a boarder at the
Bcnesteele house. The morning before
Aug. 14, Bonesteele came home, broke
through a rear window, found Cole
there and shot the man dead, while he
Supreme Court Call Today.
170— John B. McHugh, appellant, vs. City
of St. Paul, respondent.
171.— John H. Hammergren, respondent, vs.
City of St. Paul, appellant.
172 — G. D. Shultes, respondent, vs. Albert
143 — A. W. Bradley, respondent, vs. Michael
Norris et al., appellants.
THE BUSY WORLD.
E. G. Holmea, of Detroit, is at the Ryan.
C. L. Wright, of Sioux City, is registered at
John Kangley, of Streator, 111., is at the
HICK OF DRUGGISTS
OBJECT TO MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF PHARMACY AS i\_
IN COLLEGES OF PHARMACY
WHERE THEY SAY PUPILS AHH
PREPARED FOR EXA.UIXATIOX /
AT $5O A HEAD.
L. A. HARDI.VG, OF THIS CITY,
And His Northwestern Instltnte of
Pharmacy Are Called Into Ques
tion by the Trade.
The druggists of Minnesota, repre
sented in the Minnesota State Phama-
ceutlcal association, are wrought up
over what they consider a gross prosti
tution of a public office for private
It is nothing less than that L. A.
Harding, one of the members of the
Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy
is charged with using his position as a
member of that board to induce stu
dents of pharmacy to pay him $50 in
order to be coached and prepared for
the state examination, of which he is
one of the examining board.
Such a condition of affairs is not
permitted in the medical profession.
The law expressly prohibits any per
son interested in a medical school from
being one of the examiners or a mem
ber of the board, but this provision
has been left out of the state phar
macy law, and one of the first things
which will be brought to the attention
of the legislature is this case, with a
view to having, it corrected.
The state pharmacy law was passed
in 1885. It authorizes and directs the
governor to appoint, from a list of
fifteen names presented by the State
Pharmaceutical association, five repu
table and practicing pharmacists doing
business in the state to act as a state
board of pharmacy. Up to 1895 the pro
visions of the law were entirely satis
factory. But in the spring of that year
L. A. Harding, who had been appoint
ed from Fergus Falls, where he wag
conducting a drug store, is said to have
sold out his business and ceased to ba
a "practicing pharmacist doing busi
ness in the state." He came to St.
Paul and established, it is charged,
what he called a "School of Pharmacy."
That any man should establish such a
school has never occasioned any com
plaint from the druggists of the state,
nor from the public.
It is the manner in which this mem
ber of the state board of pharmacy
connects his official with his private
business that is occasioning comment.
They think It improper when a mem
ber of a board of examiners issues a
"The director of this school is a prac
tical pharmacist, and in addition to his
practical knowledge has had the ex
perience as a MEMBER OF THE MIN
NESOTA STATE BOARD OF PHAR
MACY. (The capital letters are his.)
He has learned the needs of the can
didates and can offer just such advan
tages as are necessary to fit the candi
date for the examination."
In another part of his circular this
member of the state board, of fcbftr
macy says: "It is for the purpose of
fitting those needy men and women for
the successful passage of the ordeal
of the examination, that this school is
One of the severest stricures upon
the course of this member of the board
is that in his circulars he makes the
statement that he is a member of the
slate board of pharmacy, and it is
naturally inferred that he is inviting
students to pay the $50 tuition at this
school in order that they may have at
least one friend on the board of ex
At the meeting of the Minnesota
State Pharmaceutical association, last
June, the mehods of Mr. Harding were
discussed. A resolution was actually
prepared for presentation to the as^
sociation condemning his methods and
demanding his retirement from the
board. Mr. Harding had the resolution
withheld, it is said, upon the under
standing that he was going to with
draw from the state board before the
next examination, which was held in
July, but the resignation was never
presented to the governor. There has
been considerable talk about asking the
governor to remove him.
Harding has an advertisement in
this year as follows:
L. A. Harding, B. Sc, Ph. D., Analyti
cal Chemist, Director of the North
western Institute of Pharmacy; Mem
ber of the Minnesota State Board of
Pharmacy, Member of the German
Chemical and Apothecaries' Associ
ations; American and Northwestern
Microscopical Societies, American and
Minnesota State Pharmaceutical As
sociation; Honorary Member of the
North Dakota Pharmaceutical Associ
He resides at 266 North St. Albans
street. His term of office expires in
Mr. Harding could not be found last
night, having moved since the publica
tion of the directory.
WILL FIGHT IT OUT.
Chamber of Commerce to Hold a
The chamber of commerce yesterday
decided to hold a special meeting Fri
day evening to discuss the currency
scheme reported by the committee on
banks and banking, as well as substi
tutes therefore presented by \Y. P.
Clcugh and Gen. John B. Sanborn.
Maj. Espy offered a resolution that
the chamber urge the organization of
sanitariums in Minnesota.
Col. Klefer was named as the dele
gate of the chamber at the Washington
convention of the Mississippi river in
President Feet appointed a meeting
of the executive committee and the
committee on legislation with the Ram
sey county delegation for Friday at 3
G'clock, to talk over needed legislation
President Peet appointed Messrs.
Taylor, Fairchild, Ovltt, Hodgson and
Ordway delegates to the good roads
Messrs. Clark, Clough, Lightner, Tay
lor and Butler, were appointed to meet
at the Germania Life building a week
from today to confer with committees
of the Real Estate exchange. Commer
cial club and Jobbers' union, with a
view to securing a more reasonable
system of taxation.
LE SIEIII'S >OVKLTY.
Its Associated Charities Will lie
Secretary 11. H. Hart, of the state
beard of corrections and charities, re
turned yesterday from Le Sueur, where
he spoke on the organization of As
sociated charities Sunday evening-. Mr.
Hart reports that Le Sueur has in
process of organization an association
of charities unlike anything he has
ever heard of anywhere in the world,
all the churches, secret orders and
fraternities, and other charitable or
ganizations entering into common as
sociation. It is a new departure, and
while the community which it is em
barking upon, is comparatively small,
the experiment will be watched with
much interest by humanitarians else