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CARROT KEEP PACE
GREAT niIITAIX TOO SLOW FOR
• AMERICA IX IMHSTKIAL AND
JIAXI I'AtTl RING 1-1 \ES
YANKEE INGENUITY WINS
Coiuiuereiul Siipri 1 mney of the
Ann'iii'aa Is Admitted by the
Itu*y Briton* —Recent Aehievc
inents of au American KiiKiueer
—l.onl RoselieryVi Speech the Po
litical Kvenl oi 1 the Wccki
Copyright by the"" Associated Press.
LONDON, May 6.—Public attention has
again been directed to America's competi
tion with Bngtautd in the Industrials by
the announcement this uvok that the new
English tine, the Qreat Central Hallway,
has ordered a batch of locomotives in
America, while advices from abroad show
that the Americans are beating the Kng
lish right; along the line. The British
consul at I-a Kochelle, France, in a re
port just submitted says that the Ameri
cans are last taking the agricultural ma
chinery business In his district from Kng
lish rirms. The latter, it is pointed out
by tlie counsel, would not conform to the
farmers' demands for light machinery.
whereas the Americans have adapted
themselves to circumstances, and make
machinery that is exactly suited to the
The foregoing is only a sample of the
tributes which are now constantly found
in consular reports, to American enter
prise, and showing that American manu
facturers are slowly elbowing their Eng
lish rivals out of markets, which the
British thought were their own preserves.
Articles on Anglo-American industrial
and commercial rivalry, which are very
flattering to Americans, constantly ap
pear in the English press. The Dally
News, in a typical article this week on
"American Engines—the Threatened In
vasion." compares the enormous progress
in power and speed of American locomo
tives with the slight improvements in
Knglish engines. The Daily News says:
"It is a trifle humiliating, but still none
the less a fact that our modern English
engines, both for passenger and goods
trains, have not Increased in power faster
than trains In weight. On the other hand,
technical experts come back from Amer
ica with glowing accounts of great im
provements in railwa^v working there."
The article further declares that this
recently created superiority, which must
be ascribed to the developments in the
American locomotive, in which were com
bined speed and power, has not yet been
realized In England.
AMERICA SENDS EXPERTS.
In connection with this commercial in
vasion of the Old World by America, a
Chicago engineer named Bates arrived in
London this week. Mr. Bates is taking
an important part in the introduction of
American machinery and methods. Eigh
teen months ago the Russian government
requested Mr. Bates to make a study of
the river Voelna, with a view to the im
provement of its navigation. Ag a result
the government has decided to adopt hla
methods for some 2,500 miles of river im
provement, and has instructed him to
construct the largest and most powerful
dredging machine that could be built.
This machine has just been completed in
Belgium. It is an electrically self-propeil-'
ing hdraulic dredge of 6,500 hors-power.
It is creating a great deal of comment
and speculation in engineering and scien
Prince Hilkoff, the Russian minister of
public works, and the Belgium minister
of public works, together with a large
company of Belgian officials, were pres
ent at the tests of the dredging machin
ery which were made on the River Sheldt,
a few days ago. Since these tests were
made commissions representing the Aus
tralian and Indian governments have in
spected the machine, as a result of which
Mr. Bates, in London, today signed a con
tract to furnish similar plants for India
and Australia. Commissions from the
Panama and Suez canala. from South
Africa. China and Japan, beside several
European countries, are coming to In
spect the machine, while the last to an
nounce an Intended visit are the king of
Belgium and Prince Albert, son of the
heir apparent to the Belgium throne.
CHECK TO TRADE.
Regarding the general industrial situa
tion, Mr. Bates says that the present
boom in iron and steel In the United
States has had the effect of contracting
the expansion of American trade In Eu
rope. Up to a few months ago he had
been able to import all kinds of machin
ery and material cheaper from America
than it could be bought in Europe, but
this Is now no longer the case.
The Iron and steel Institute held its an
nual conference here this week, conclud
ing today with the reading of a paper by
Bertram Summers, of Chicago. The
delegates included Andrew Carnegie,
('apt. John Jacques, U. S. N.; John
Plntt. of New York, and C. F. Ennery,
of Rochester, N. Y.
Capt Jacques, who Is on an official mis
sion In the forging of armor and heavy
gims. Informed the correspondent here
of the Associated Press that he had vis
ited continental centers In pursuance of
his Instructions. Everywhere in conti
nental and English manufacturing cen
ters, Capt. Jacques said, he had found
the trend of" thought directed to the Im
mense ad\antages of American labor
saving appliances, ana since his last
visit to Europe there was an Increased
respect for American competition.
Capt. Crozier, the military member of
Ihe American delegation to the Interna
tional peace conference, is likewise here,
making: inquiries at Woolwich, before he
goes to the continent. Cant. Crozier
carries credentials to French and Ger
man military depots. Ills mission in
cludes Investigation of and report upon
the latest phases and developments In
quick-firing and Held artillery.
Douglass Harry Coghlll, member of the
house of commons for Stokf-on-Trent,
will next week ask the government
whether, considering :h<- injury done our
trade by the present United States tariff,
the foreign office will enter specific com
mercial negotiations with the United
Slates with a view to obtaining favor
able treatment for British manufactur
CAUGHT.BY HIS SHOES.
"M»iK*nelie" Ifwvrtird Wore Creaking
Ones, So He Must Hnne.
"Mustache" Howard, of Chicago, wore
squeaky shoes one day last November;
as a consequence he is very likely to b«
That night a man named Metcalf got
his pay and went out to spend it in the
usual fashion. Toward midnight three
men were seen "ijoin;? through" h m
down in the levee distiict.
The levee district doesn't Ike roliee
men, and it was some tinio b'fore the
patrol wagon brought in Mote boiy
and a witness or two came to the sta-
STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, )
LUCAS COUNT!, >ss
FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that
he is the senior partner of the firm of F.
J. CHENEY & CO.. doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said linn will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
. and every case of CATARRH that can
not be cured by the use of HALL'S
l CATARRH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In
my presence, this Bth day of December,
A. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON,
ISEAL.] Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c. •
Hall's Family Pills are the best
tion. One of them said the three men
were negroes, and one of thr-m wore
shoes that squeaked as he ran away.
>:Bring in all the colored crooks in the
levee district," said Inspector Hartne't;
and soon what a collection of th» m
there was! All had alibis. As one s;|U.*d
walked out of the ottice the Inspector
heard the crtak of a j.air of shoes.
"Bring that man back," he said. The
man gave his name as Howard and tt.ld
his address. Hartnett sent officers to
c amine Howard's room and to look
over the scene of the murder. They
found In the room an umbrella that Met
calf had borrowed before lie was mur
dered—a fine umbrella with a gold nanile.
When Howard was called up to gel his
"third degree" the inspector was piny ng
with the umbrella, roiling and uiiro.l ng
it, gesticulating with tho golJ handle,
Howard grew more and more nervous.
Then the inspector said sharply: "Kvor
see this umbrella?"
"Well, it's going to hang you."
"I don't know nothln' 'bout no umbre'
la," said the negro. " 'Sides, they can't
hang anybody for accessory. Might get
life, but they can't hang anybody."
The rest was easy.
WAST TO STAY UNTIL THE ID
THIIITEENTH MINNESOTA, IISTKR-
Itll'IlU) I \I»KK FIRK, fight
ing FOR THK FLAG
Interesting: I,otter Written From
Manila by John I'rwler*. Relat
ing the Experiences otf the Mlii
ncnotn. Solil l«-i-s.
John B. Pewters, of this city, has re
ceived the following letter from his son
John, a member of Company G, Thir
teenth Minnesota regiment, In Mania,
the letter having been written from near
Malabon, under date of March 28:
"Near Malabon, Island of Luzon. Phil
ippines, March 28. — I can write you
some actual war news now. 1 have had
no time to write lately, ns we are con
tinually on the move since March 2\
when the Thirteenth was relieved from
police duty and ordered to the front, and
1 tell you we were glad of that order.
The Twentieth regulars took our place.
"We have been in the trenches and fight
ing and charging now for the past seven
JOHN F. PEWTERS.
Member of Company G, Thirteenth Min
days. The entire regiment is now on the
firing line. Gen. Hale and Col. Ames vis
ited our entrenchments last Friday. Four
men and myself were detailed to escort
a party of signal corps men while they
repaired the telegraph line along the Mar
queta road for five miles. After fulfill
ing our mission we returned to camp and
were surprised to find the regiment pack
ing up, having received orders to move to
the front at 3:30 v. m., which we did,
marching along the Marqueta road, be
ing deployed as skirmishers. As gray
dawn broke we made a left flank move
ment and a line of .skirmishers about
seven miles long began to move towards
the enemy. After advancing about fif
teen hundred yards or so the enemy dis
covered us and opened fire on our line.
We halted and responded with a cheer.
Then the battle raged. We advanced in
apite of the heavy fire, which, by the
way, was high and mostly went over
our heads. The enemy began retreating,
but rather slowly at first, taking advan
tage of every rock and bush to send us
a volley before giving way. They were
soon on the run, however, and you bet
we kept them going for several miles,
when Gen. Hale ordered a flank more
ment, and the Thirteenth swept around
the left to support the troops who were
fighting before Malabon' and shut off the
retreat of the enemy towards the south.
"In the meantime the entire north line
was attacking the enemy, and a hard
fight they had before the enemy gave
way, which was not before noon. The
Thirteenth was fighting alone and inde
pendently, headed by Gen. Hale, and, as
before, our skirmish line was about sev
en miles long—a long interval being kept
between each man and no reserve. In
a charge through a bamboo wood our
third battalion was cut off, but they re
joined us later without trouble, having
but three men wounded. We soon halted
and received the good news that Mala
bo n was taken, which cheered the boy»
up. This was really the first time the
Thirteenth Minnesota had a good chance
to fight together since the battle of Ma
nila. The greatest drawback was the in
tense heat. Many men were overcome
and dropped. We could see men lying on
the ground which we passed over, and
of course thought they were dead or
wounded, and for a short time thought
our loss was heavy, but we had but thir
teen men wounded and none killed. Most
of the men down were sunstruck or rath
er 'overcome' with the terrible heat. Af
ter a halt was called a detail of thirty
men was ordered back to our former en
trenchments for ammunition, grub, etc.,
which we had tr> bring across country for
eleven miles. Col. Ames said be back be
fore 9 p. m., and don't come without it.
I was one of the thirty as before. We
left the firing line at 1:30 p. m., and got
to our former entrenchments at 3:30, got
some bull carts and drivers and loaded
them with ammunition, grub, water, etc.
We pushed and pulled those heavy carts
loaded across streams, down and up ra
vines, through swamps, bogs and rice
fields, where it seemed almost impossible
for a pack mule to go, but we had good
bulls who were willing enough to go, but
they could do nothing were it not for the
generous soldiers, who can accomplish
almost miracles it seems when it is nec
essary to do so.
"We arrived on the firing line an hour
before the allotted time, and were com
plimented by officers and men. We pack
ed our oxtra ammunition in our haver
sacks (150 rounds) and after drinking
some coffee laid down to sleep while our
outposts kept watch over us. We were
good and tired, and must have slept
sound after tramping almost forty miles.
When we awoke we found out the enemy
kept up a continual fire all through the
night. The boys showed us where their
Mauser balls had struck the trees all
around us. I never heard a sound, and,
of course, they never 'touched' me. We
were again ordered to pack up and go and
guard the reservoir. We were headed by
Gen. Hale and staff and Col. Ames and
"I forgot to tell you In my last letter
that I was with my bunk mate, George
Baker, when he pot 3hot. He and I were
with the Oregon regiment at the very
front and to the last insurgent lntreneh
ment. Baker was taken back to C com
pany's quarters. T captured a horse a
little later, rode back and found the poor
fellow literally covered with mud and
blood, having been shot through the
neck, the ball entering close to the wind
•,'ipo, but he will recover. Well, that i 3
all of the war news I will write this time.
Don't ■worry about me. I am well, and
if T should be among the wounded or
I dropped for my country as thousands
have done before. Everyone must die,
and if it's God's will that I die in battle
so be it. I notice all kinds of stories
about us in the patters from home, and
half of them are lies. We are ail right
and will go home when this war Is over
and rot before. At least 1 won't go home
until I go with my regiment. We are
veterans now. and can stand anything
that comes along. 1 have written a dif
ferent kind of a letter in tone to mother,
at l^nsl not so much war news in it, so
don't show her this. With best love to
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1899.
BERLIN PRESS IGLY
COMMENTS IN SAVAGE VEIN UPON
THE TREATMENT OF CiIUU
' AIAN'S IN SAMOA
GREAT BRITAIN IS BLAMED
Openly AsHerted That It Im to the
Interest of the ISiikll.mli to Em
broil Germany and America-
Government llr^cd to Make a
ShowluK of Strength foir the ll«n
or of the Country.
(Copyrighted by the Associated Press.)
BKUL.IN, May 6—The belief has taken
eompleco possession of the public mind In
Germany that German Interests in Sa
moa have been luutally and ruthlessly
disregarded by both England and the
United States. It seems that this view Is
steadily gaining strength with nearjy all
classes. The preys certainly reflects the
sentiment of incroatiing violence. The gov
ernment has done nothing either to for
tily or dispel this trend of public opin
ion. The government press has been
strangely silent upon the subject.
The Agrarian organs and many other
jcurnals have seized the occasion of the
birthday anniversary of the ninister for
foreign affairs. Baron yon liuelow, to
severely attack him for what they style
his supine disregard of Germany's inter
ests in Samoa, and his alleged obsequious
ness toward Great Britain and the United
States. The matter of claims for dam
ages, both in Samoa and tne Philippine
Islands for German property destroyed
in recent engagements has also been in
jected into the press discussion with sin
gularly growing excitement, the assertion
being made that the United Stales should
be made to "regard these iuat claims."
The imperial foreign office, however, has
done nothing to create or foster this con
dition of public feeling.
In the course of an interview the Unit
ed States ambassador to Germany, An-
drew D. White, said: "The question of
German claims for damages for property
destroyed in the Philippine inlands or In
Samoa in consequence of acts of our na
val or land forces was never once men
tioned during all the conferences which I
have had with the imperial minister for
foreign affairs. So far as 1 am aware
no such question has yet come up at the
foreign office. At any rate, it is too early
to discuss the subject, as no evidence pro
or con has been advanced on either side."
It appears that the basis for the whole
sale charges in the press with regard to
these enormous damages is a few private
letters received from the I hilippine isl
ands and Samoa, in which the writers
seek to make oue a case in advance. The
Vossische Zeilung and other journals
have reproduced two of these letters,
taking for granted all that was therein
claimed and arguing on the lines pre
sented the writers if the letters, who,
among a number of alleged facts, assert
ed that Maj. Gen. Otis, at Manila, had
bluntly declined to recognize any German
claims for damages.
When United States Ambassador White
was asked about this matter he was very
reticent, only saying:
"Of course the reports of Gen. Otis
on any of these cases would have great
weight with the state department, but in
any event the final adjustment of such
claims must be made at Washington,
and not at Manila."
The Kreuz Zeltung, In the course of an
editorial article that has attracted a
great deal of attention, said: "Despite
the African agreement between England
and Germany, and despite the civilities
interchanged, this extraordinary perfidi
ous action in Samoa was palnned by the
English, who kept in the background and
sent some American hotspurs to the
front in order to establish the fact of an
Anglo-American brotherhood in arms,
and embroil Germany and the United
States to the extent that an understand
ing was rendered next to impossible.
This much is certain, that the friendly
understanding between the United States
and Germany is a combination that Brit
ish statecraft just now relishes least of
The North German Gazette, mention
ing reports that English and American
merchants in Samoa express a desire to
see Germany annex the whole of the
group, bitterly attacks the ministry for
suppressing this statement and keeping
it out of the press.
The Agrarian Deutsche Tages Zeitung,
in the course of a severe review of Ger
many's attitude towards the United
States during the past year, blames the
imperial foreign office with "knuckling
down to the Americansn" in every casa,
even recalling the instance of Admiral
yon Diedrichs at Manila, "so as not to
hurt the feelings of messieurs the Amer
icans." The article concludes as follows:
"Only by showing a bold and unyield
ing front can the prestige of the empire,
which has suffered so severely lately, be
The same newspaper and a number of
oth« rs blame ttae emperor for showing
too much friendliness towards American.-. 1
and charge President McZCiniey w'th a
gross want of tact in not replying to Em
peror William's telegram of congratula
tion on the subje'et of the new trans-At
lantic cable in German, and "thus out
raging international courtesy."
The failure of the Filipinos to secure an
armistice is generally regarded here with
regret, and the hops it expresssd that an
amicable understanding will soon be
MAD OTTO'S VAGARIES.
A committee which has just visited
King Otto on behalf of the Bavarian
chamber of deputies, found his majesty
as crazy as ever, although in robust
health, physically. He passes entire days
in fine weather in the garden and park of
his palace. His hallucinations mostly con
sist in imagining himself a dog, when he
crawls on all fours and carries flowers in
The crown prince of Germany and his
brother, Eitel Fritz, following the Hoheii
zollern tradition, are learning the trade
of joiner and woodworker at the Chateau
Fleon, where they are now staying. A
completely fitted workshop has been fitted
for their use.
The United States ambassador to Ger
many, Mr. Andrew D. White, will start
for The Hague on Tuesday, May 16, to at
tend the peace conference, at which he
will be one of the representatives of the
United States. Mrs. White will not ac
company the ambassador, but will go to
The Hague later. Mr. White estimates
that the duration of the conference will
be from one month to five weeks, and
says it is likely, after adjourning for a
time in order that the delegates may
have time to report to their respective
governments and receive new instruc
tions, the conference will reconvene for
final session. The American delegates
will be housed together in a fine suitable
building that has been rented for the pur
Lieut. Doerlng has been sentenced at
Cologne to thirty months' imprisonment
in the fortress for killing a student namrd
Kloevekorn in a duel.
Triiuiil t.iiwn Enforced.
The absence of a child from school in
Switzerland, unless in case of Illness, is
punishable by a fine,the amount of which
is daily increased. If It la suspected that
the child's illness is shammed a doctor
is sent by the school authorities, and,
when he is convinced that the suspicion
is correct, the parents have to pay hia
An artificial rubber, as good as the
real thing, is now made of glue and gly
cerine, mixed with sulphur oil, such as
ST. PAUL'S "WIDE-AWAKE" OUTFITTING STORE.
•• PLYMOUTH CORNER," SEVENTH AND ROBERT.
THE NEW MANAGEMENT.
THE STOCKS SHOW IT Neverbeforeinitshistoryhasthe<<Pl ymouth >> offered such carefully selected
vn it. c i othing (both Men's and Boys 1). There's a style, character and shape to
our suits tliis season that has never been attained before, and the values we are offering are without a
precedent. In Furnishings, Hats, Shoes and in the Ladies' Outfitting Department the same
carefulness in selection and extraordinary values is noted.
THE STORE ITSELF SHOWS h°W far a thorou 2h remodeling and careful re-arrangement of each depart
ment go toward making all brighter and fresher—and the service is
what our patrons demand and deserve.
The Steadily Increasing Business Shows Plainest of All.
The New Management's Purpose
TO UTILIZE every resource toward showing at "The Plymouth" the newest and best the market affords
TO SELL as cheaply as it is possible to sell reliable goods.
Is Winning the Favor of the St. Paul People.
KEEP THIS POINT IN MIND. We are not satisfied unless y°u are- If y°u buy yO u don't like,
bring it back and exchange for something you do like or your money.
CRISIS IN FRANCE
RUMOR THAT PRESIDENT liOUBET
HLA.S REISIGNKD IS % CONTRADICT
ED PROM PARIS
M. DE FBEYCINETS SUCCESSOR
31. Cammllle IvranU, the New Min
ister of War, Is Free From Taint
In the Dreyfus Case—Will Cleanse
His Department of All Who Are
Mixed Up With the Scandal—Cab
inet Change* A Surprise.
PARIS, May 6.—M. Charles de Frey
cinet today tendered Ms resignation, to
M. Dupuy, the premier, of the portfolio
of war. M. Dupuy immediately sum
moned a meeting of the cabinet, which
De Freycinet did not attend. At the con
clusion of the cabinet meeting M. Depuy
had a conference with President Loubet,
with the result that M. Camllle Krantz,
at present minister of public works, was
appointed to succeed M. do Freycinet in
M. Camilla Krantz, the new minister
of war, said, In the course of an Inter
view today, that he fully realizes the
difficulties surrounding the office to which
he has been appointed, but he declares
that he had a perfectly open mind with
regard to the Dreyfus matter. Ho never
had been connected with the. affair. It
is understood that M. Krantz will cleanse
his department of every one who is mix
ed in any way with Dreyfus,
M. de Freycinet's resignation was a
great surprise to" French politicians, but
It is the general impresslpn that he was
anxious to escape a probible defeat in
the near future. Senator Moustler has
been selected to succeed M. Krantz as
minister of public works.
LONDON, May 6.-Biintors are cur
rent In Paris and are printed in Lon
dan today, that President Loubet has
resigned, seem to be without foundation.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
CHICAGO, May 6.—Charles M. Higgin
son, assistant to President Rip'.ey. 01
the Atchison, Topeko & Santa Fe rail
way, died at his home in Riverdale to
day. Mr. Higginson was well known in
CLIFTON SPRINGS, N. V., May B.—
Rev. Charles Henry Payne. D. I>., of
New York city, secretary of the board
of education of the Methodist-Episcopal
church, died at the Sanitarium in this
village last evening of influenza and or
ganic disease of the heart, aged 68
years. He had been here about three
SAN FRANCISCO. May 6.—John Bon
ner, one of the best known newspaper
writers in America, Is dead at his home
in this city. He was an editorial writer
of marked ability, and as a writer on
historical events held high rank. He
was a native of Quebec, aged 70 years.
He leaves three children, Miss Geraldine
Bonner. who was with him when he
died, and a son and daughter in New
York Miss Geraldine Bonner is well
known as a magazine writer and novel
ist of ability.
WASHINGTON, May 6.— Dr. William
Whitney Godding, superintendent of the
government hoepltal for the insane, died
at that institution early today. Dr. God
ding was 88 years of age yesterday He
was acknowledged to be one of the fore
most medical experts and alienists in
the United States.
NEW TTLM, Minn., May <?.—(Special.)—
Henry A. Subilia died here this morn
ing aged eighty years. He was a native
of Italy and came from, a, jioble family.
His education was of tHe very b?st and
he was master of seventeen languages.
He located In New Ulm In 1559 and for
many years was one of Its most public
spirited and benevolent citizens, having
spent a fortune in business enterprises
and charity. He was assistant adjutant
general between 1860 and 1870. He was
a prominent Mason and Will be burled
Tuesday by the Masonic order.
I»lim> Kosm nt! I.A.Ht.
The blue rose, which 1, ;w>th the black,
has so long been the sub,jecjt of horticul
tural research, has, it seems, quite un
expectedly made its appearance in a con
tinental garden. Kizanlik, in Bulgaria,
whence the rarity is reported, is a dis
trict renowned for its attar of roses, and
consequently the flowers are grown on a
very large scale. The owner of the blue
rose is M. Stantcheff. who when visiting
his collections one day noticed on a bush
that had hitherto produced blooms of a
pale rose color five greenish-blue roses of
a hue recalling the delicate tints of the
torquoise. Samples of the soil wherein
this rare plant has grown have been
sent to the chemical laboratory of Sofia
to be minutely analyzed. It is known to
be rich in lime, ammoniac, salts of cop
per and oxide of iron.
I MBLftNGL <3) I
Eakken Lasson, the Norwegian ballad
singer, mentioned in a former issue, will
come to St. Paul next Thursday evening
when sh9 will make her nrst appearance
at Raudenbush hall.
She is spoken very highly of by the
New York and Chicago papers, her spe
cial ability being in the line of inter
preting Scandinavian folk songs and bal
She Is said to possess a mezzo soprano
of fine quality, and, being only twenty
four years old she Is In the prime of
youth and attracts a* well by her winning
appearance as by her voice.
Her support consists of Olaf Hals, vio
linist; Oscar Ringwall, the Swedish clar
inet soloist, and Harry Randall, accom
panist. The programme will consist prin
cipally of Scandinavian music, and Mr.
Hala will play compositions by Braduns,
Wieniawskl and Johan Svendsen.
Miss Lasson plays some of her own ac
companiments on the lute, an old-fash
ioned and rare Instrument which Is
hardly ever heard nowadays, but upon
which she has gained great proficiency.
It is well suited to her style of singing:
and her critics speak of her as simply
irresistible In these numbers.
Mrs. Jane Huntington Yale and the
Minnesota State band will be two attrac
tions which should make a highly Inter
esting programme for the concert this
evening at the Grand opera house. It
Is principally a band concert and will be
given by a band which is second to r.ona
In the Northwest.
C. M. Selling Is the able conductor of
the Minnesota State band end it has betu
his object for years to bring ita work up
to the very highest standard. The mem
bers of the band have been working very
hard all winter on their repertoire as the
performance this evening will show.
Mr. Selling has been slow to have his
band appear in concert here, wishing to
pain a very high standard of excellence
before giving a public programme. The
character of the programme la varied, in
cluding both classical and popular num
bers. Two compositions from the pen of
the conductor will be heard for the ilrat
time a.r-6 the public will have, not only
opportunity to Judge of the work of the
band, but also of the merits of Mr. Sell
ing as a composer. Mrs. Yale, It is al
ways a pleasure to hear, but a pleasure
too seldom granted to her own townspeo
The following programme will be given
Overture, "Light Cavalry," Suppe;
concert waltz, "Cuban Blossoms," C. M.
Selling (first band performance); selec
tion from "Faust," Gounod (by request);
characteristic, "Passing the Cotton
Fields," Clark (first performance);
"Caprice Heroique," Konski; "Awaken
ing of the Lion," Konski; solo, "Autumn
al Gale," Grieg, Mrs. Jane Huntlngton
Tale, accompanist, Mrs. Willis Nelson
Schoff; march, "Progression," C. M. Sell
ing (first performance by band); over
ture, "Jean de Paris." Boulldlen (first
performance): trombone solo, "Old Folks
at Home," Stewart (first performance),
John Hansen; (a) intermezzo Russe,
Franke, (b) Gavotte, "Fair Maiden of
Seville," Czibulka; potpourri, "Echo of
the Season," Boettger (first perform
• • •
Miss Llela Adelaide Breed will give a
studio recital Tuesday evnlng In the
rooms of the , Professional - league, Juat
above her. own • studio in- the Raudenbush
block. The programme follows: .:
"In Questa • Tomba," -Beethoven; "Blm
ba," Antonio Birga; "My Heart at Thy
Sweet Voice," Saint Saens; "Allah/
Chadwick; "Thine Image," Ed. Lassen,
Miss Bertha Robblns; "Resignation,
"Ballade " dcs Harfuers," Schumann;
"Aus Meinen. Grossen Schuerzen,." "'lch-
Hab un Traum Gewenet," Rob Franz;
"Litauei," Schubert; "Where'er You
Walk," Handel; "The Quest," Kleanor
Smith, Mr. H. E. Phillips; "Save Me O
God," Randegger; "Schone Wlega
Meiner Ijeiden," Schumann, Miss Con
stance Oilman; "Flglia del Regimento,"
recitative and cavatinsi, Donizetti, Miss
Belle Barker; "Unter Dunkeln Ufer Ju
lius Hey," "At Twilight." Nevin, Mr.
.9 * »
A number of the pupils of Mrs. Vina
Avery Smith and Mr. Henry de Lorme
gave a recital Thursday evening at their
studios. The programme was made up en
tirely of spring .songs, which were ren
dered in a manner to delight the 150 mu
sic lovers that were present. Each singer
entered heartily into the spirit of the
composition she interpreted, and the dif
ferent numbers were sung with a dainty
finish that rendered them doubly attrac
C. A. L,lndholm, a dramatic pupil of Mr.
de Lorme, gave a number of clever char
acter sketches of the "Down-East Farm-
Those taking part in the musical pro
gramme were Mrs. Catherine Gray. Mrs
Allan Krieger, Mrs. Myrtle Burnett Nor-
qulst, Miss Caroline Krieger, Miss Lottie
Arrivee. Miss Martha Benedict, Miss
Stella Skok, Mr. Abe Arrivee. Mr. C. A.
Lindholm, Mr. Karl Heine, Mr. Oscar An
derson, Mr. Charles McWilliam. Mrs.
Smith and Mr. de Lorme sang a most en
joyable duet, "Swallow," by Masini.
• • «
A concert will be given at the Emauuel
Church of Evangelical Association, Pine
street and Van Sylke court, Tuesday
evening, at 8 o'clock, at which the follow
ing programme will be rendered:
Piano solo, sonato opus 7 E. minor,
Greig, Prof. Peter Johnson; soprano solo,
"The Lord Is My Light," Allitson, Mrs.
J. H. Shea; recitation, selected. Miss Ada
Fry; violon solo, concerto opus 26, Bruch,
adagio, finale, Arthur Bergh; tenor solo
(a), "All Through the Night," Old Welsh
Melody; (b) "Four Leafed Clover," Brow
nell, Harry E. George; piano solo, se
lected, Prof. Peter Johnson; contralto
solo, "For All Eternity," Mascheront,
Mrs. Myrtle Burnett Norquist; violin
obligate by Mr. Arthur Bergh; recitation,
selected, Miss Ada Fry; quartette, se
lected, Mrs. J. H. Shea, Mrs. Myrtle Bur
net Norquist, Mr. Gust Schneider, Mr.
• • •
Claude Madden will give a violin recital
Tuesday evening, May 16, in the Park
Congregational church. He will be as
sisted by Mr. "Willard, of Minneapolis,
organist; Arthur Bergh, violinist; Morris
Jeffrey and Mr. Mclntire, vocalists, and
a male chorus of sixteen voices, con
ducted by Mr. Rhys-Herbert.
• • •
An interesting programme is in prepa
ration for the recital to be given shortly
after the middle of the month In the Park
Congregational church by Mr. Onet. Sev
eral of Mr. Onet's more advanced pupils
will sing, and the programme will include
a number of fine opera selections. The
cavatlna from "Faust." a selection from
"Lucia" and one from "La Favorita"
will be sung, and other solos will be "In
Ballo di Maschera," "The Two Grena
• • •
A song service of unusual excellence
will be given at 8 o'clock this evening In
the People's church, under the direction
of C. Q. Titcomb. The programme will be
presented by the following singers: Miss
Celeste Coghlln, soprano; Mn. C. B. Yale,
contralto; Edward McCaffery, tenor; Fin
lay Shepard, basso; assisted by Mrs.
Florence Andrews Clayton, contralto; J.
Warren Turner, tenor, and Arthur Bergh,
violinist. The programme follows:
Prelude, "Romanza," Svendson; violin
and organ; "O, Worship the Lord," Wat
son; basd solo and quartette; trio for
ladies' voices, "Lift Thine Eyes" ('•Eli
jah"), Mendelssohn; quartette, "O, Come,
Every One That Thirsteth ("Elijah"),
Mendelssohn; violin and organ, "Abend
lied," Schuman; quartette, "Rock of
Ages," Buck; "Rejoice in the Lord,"
Kotzschmer; soprano solo and quartette;
tenor solo, "If With All Tour Hearts,"
A benefit concert for the Glee and Man
dolin Clubs of the University of Minneso
ta will be given at the People's church
Thursday evening, May 18.
• • •
By special request of the Professional
league and in accordance with the. wishes
of musicians generally, the h-jur for Mme.
Teresa Carreno's piano reclial to be given
Friday afternoon at the Metropolitan
opera house has been placed at 3 o'clock
instead of 2:30, the usual matinee hour.
Mme. Carreno will present the following
programme Friday afternoon:
Organ Fantasie and Fugue in G Minor,
Bach-Liszt; "Sonata quasi una Fanta
sia." Op. 27, No. 1, Beethoven; Andante
(Allegro Andante); Allearro Molto; Ada
gio; Allegro Molto; (a) Nocturne. Op. 62,
Ne. 1. (b) Barcarolle, (c) Waltz, (d) Hal
lade, Op. 47. Chopin; Etudea Slmpho
nlques, Schumann; (a) Impromptu, Op.
90, No. 1; (b) Etude de Concert, McDon
ald; (c) "Marche Milltoire," Schubert-
• • •
The St. Paul cadets wlllglve a minstrel
performance, W^dnr-sday evening; May 24.
at Raudenbush hall, formerly Conover.
The entire perf orir.Hnee will he given by
boys between the ages of twelve and six
teen years. The praticlpanta will include
all tha prominent toy soloists of ihe Twin
Cities, he Junior classes of the St. Paul
\!hK-!ic i-lub and the boy ciiolr of St.
• • •
Mr. Charles Me William nili give a re
cital Thursday t\ening at the studio of
Mrs. Vina Avery Smith and Henry De
Lorme. Mr. McWilliams wiH bo assisted
by Mrs. Smith and Mr. De T.orme. The
following are his nwmbors:
"In Happy Moments." Wallace; "Vis
lon Fugitive," Masseuet; ''Dis Posseati,"
Gounod; "Thou Art 1-lke Unto a Flow
er," Rubinstein; "Two Grenadiers, S.'hu
man; "King Out, Ye Bells," Gounod.
• • •
Miss Lawrence, who was to have given
a recital next Thursday evening, has post
poned it until May 18.
• • •
Mrs. C. IS. Yale, of the Schubert club,
sang at the closing meeting of the
Thursday musical", held last Thursday
in Minneapolis. J. Warren Turner, the
St. Paul tenor, also rendered several se
• • •
Prof, and Mine. Sehlacht->r will artve .-i
farewell concert Wednesday evening ai
the First Unitarian church. Vajrhth Btreet
and Mary place, Minenapolis. After thu
programme Prof, and Mme. Schlach
ter will receive informally in the church
The following people will take parti
Mrs. Pratt, vocalist; Mr. Crosse, piano
forte; Mr. Kohler, clarionette; Miss Gold
en, violin; Mr. Thies, violin; Mons. S.a
venin, viola, and Pi of. and Mme. Schlaeh
ter, pianoforte and 'cello.
• • •
A concert will be giv<m Wednesday
evening, May 17, at Christ church, Four h
and Franklin, for the benefit of the eh. ir.
A number of choral numbers will be gi\ ;n
by the surpliced choir, and the following
will assist: Mrs. John L. Snapp, soprano,
Mr. Robinson, baritone; Barry George,
tenor; Miss Aid.t Frye, elocutionist. Ac
companiments will be played by tho Jef
ferson school orchestra, j. Nekton Ba:bar
is organist and chcli master.
• • •
The Arlon Singing society will give a
grand concert at Mozart hall Sunday
evening. May 14. Pains have been taken
to make the programme very attractive,
and It may be stated in advance that
the society's ladies' chorus, which has
become very popular, will contribute sev
era4 numbers. A full programme will b«
published next week.
BUPP'S ROPES FAMOUS.
Gnlteau and IOT Other Murderers
Were Hanged by Them.
Jacob Bupp, who has made more hang
men's ropes than any other man in the
United States, died last week at the home
of his daughter in Homewood, Beaver
county, Pa. He made ropes which wera
used In hanging 108 men, including Gul
teau, the assassin of President Garfield.
Mr. Bupp was born in Pennsylvania in
1823, and when a young man learned the
trade of ropemaker. He opened an es
tablishment in Woods Run, Allegheny
county, where he conducted a large bus
iness. He was called on several tlmei
to make ropes to be used for ImngingHL
A few of these ropes gave him a repu
tation and he was soon recognized n«
the maker of the best ropes in the coun
try. Not one of his ropes was ever
known to break after it was around a
Gradually the fame of Mr. Bupp
spread and he was called on to furnish
ropes for executions in other states.
When Gulteau, the asassin of President
Garfield, was hanged one of Bupp's ropes
was used. It was particularly desired
that the rope should be secure and Mr.
Bupp at first planned to make it of silk.
He changed his mind, however, and con
cluded that hemp was good enough for
the murderer of a president, and hemp
rope was used.
Mrs. Martha Grinder, one of the few
women hanged in the United States dur
ing this century, was executed in Al
legheny county with a rope made by
Besides making the rope, Mr. Bupp
often tied the noose. He was as expert
at this as in winding the threads, and he
sometimes acceded to the request of tht»
sheriff that the rope should be fur
nished with a noose. On several occa
slons he placed the noose about the neck
of the condemned man.
After he retired from hnnlncm Mr.
Bupp was elected alderman in Alle
gheny and he also served severe] t'-rms
.I? constable. He married when he was
a young man and his wife and five chil
dren survive him.
One of the queerest divorces in tfie h's
tory of Sagadahoo county. Maine, hi s
just been granted by Judge Wlswel.
Wiliain B. Rusb, aged sevaaty-six, and
Judith, his wlf«, aged seventy-tour, ot
Arrowsic, have arc-ured a rilvorce, agree- *
ing to "part a* frionds." The woman n- '■■ :£
--tains the property which she ha 1 b>foie *
marriage, leaving: to her husband 17;") n X~
money, a house and minor articles, and *
the right to marry at?;iiii. :-'&:
Only 1,300 pictures have b?en a cep'ed •
for this year's Paris salon, the avertiga'• ■*'
for years past having been ever ?,000.
The paintings sent in by artists who aro !
hors concours and not subject to exami
nation bring: the number up to 1,! 24.
A orient Tomb.
Lightning recently brought about tha
discovery of an Etruscan tomb near Vol
terra. It struck an old pine tree on a
hillock, and in cutting down the rem
nants of the tree the workmen found tha
top of the sepulcher under the roots.
Hot weather makes one think of Rohn's
White Enamel Refrigerator, always coal '
and dry. Provisions are kept pure and
of all kinds for Flower Bed ,
Boxes or Vases.
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