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fting to westeriy winds.
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Monday fair; variable winds.
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day; Monday Bhowers and cooler; fresh
southerly, shifting to westerly, winds.
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Cheyenne —82 n:.\".\v York TO 84
ago GS 70 Philadelphia .82 9-!
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land 68 70San Franciscosß 62
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•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
rs observations, taken by tho
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Average temperature 68
7 p. in. temperature 78
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St. Louis 30 9.1 0.0
■ till 8 a. m. Monday: The
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the vicinity of St. Paul to
nigh and Sunday night.
JAY IN ST. PAUL.
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of the World picnic, Russell
iciety picnic at Fort Snell-
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apolis Brewing .exington park.
match, St. Paul vs. Minneapolis,
nark, 2:30 p. m.
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NEW YORK—Arrived: St. Louis, from
Southampton. Sailed: Manitou, Lon
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Pretoria, Hamburg; Servia,
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QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed: Steamer W.ios
ANTWERP—SaiIed: Kensington, New
GENOA—Sailed: Werra, New York
HAMI • .-: ; Arrived: Columbia, New
LIVERPOOL-Salled: Umbria, New
HA^KK—Sailed: L'Aquitaine, New York.
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 1000.
CONTROLLING THE SIT! ATIOX.
The great subject of world interest to
day is the situation within the Chinese
empire. No matter wha.t representations
may be made, and no matter what in
formation may be suppressed, there can
bo no minimizing of the gravity of the
conditions which the powers by their
land-grabbing schemes have brought into
existence in the Orient.
The intelligence, public and private, re
ceived from China is mostly spurious. It
is made current to accomplish indiyidu.il
purposes. Those purposes relate mostly
to the national interests involved. But
there is hardly a line of intelligence com
ing from China that is not doctored.
There are great interests concerned. All
or rn-.st of those interests are antagonis
tic. China is arrayed against the powers.
The powers aro arrayed against each
other. There is not a single feeling evok
ed in any quarter, save alone among the
people of this country and among those
natives of other lands who are not blind
ed to the reality of public robbery and
oppression now in progress in China,
which dares to indicate opposition to the
demands and purposes of the European
-«jd vi si numo JO uonujßd eqj, sjaAicxl
cess of incubation and the task is one
likely to prove more difficult than even
the most far-alghted European statesman
It Is almost Incredible that fhe Eu
ropean powers have not (been able to es
tablish more reliable communication with
the city of Pekln during the past week or
bo. Even now the official cipher of the
state department is denied recognition,
and the English influence is busy, for
some reason, in throwing discredit not
only on the sources from which Minister
Conger's dispatch has been received, but
on the personal and official veracity of
the representative of China at "Washing
ton. It does not matter, as pointed out
by Senator Davis, that it would be im
possible for a knowledge of the official
cipher to be had so as to enable a fraud
to be perpetrated, such as is now being
urged against the Chinese authorities; the
assurance of safety which the dispatch
conveys is still not acceptable, apparently
because no such assurance is at this time
desired by those who seek to influence In
certain directions the progress of events
The South African delegates were not
so much out of the way when they de
clared that the situation in their country
was likely to profoundly influence the
pfogrees of affairs in the East It is
quite certain that had England a free
hand at this moment her statesmen and
soldiers would be aggressively engaged in
an effort to solve the Chinese puzzle ac
cording to the interests of the British em
Had this nation not engaged itself as
an active factor in the Eastern situation,
we could afford to look on quiefly at the
situation in China. There wouia be no
possibility of enlightened Chinese senti
ment involving us with the other powers
in the conviction that we were engaged
in an effort to control their territory or
to rob them of their liberties, and Ameri
can life and property in China would at
least be relatively safe.
Until the world is allowed to know
something of the actual existing state of
things in China, it is best for the ordinary
observer to believe nothing that he hears
or reads. The truth cannot long be sup
pressed. The movement toward control
ling the political and territorial fate of
the empire is making rapid progress. Ef
forts are in progress to enable an agree
ment to be reached among the powers.
Until this end has been reached, or it is
agreed that it is impossible in the im
mediate future, we need look for no more
authentic news than we have been re
ceiving: for two weeks past. Indeed it
remains true, as it has been from, the be
ginning, that the only channel through
which public intelligence can now be re
ceived from China which is not hopeless
ly polluted is the American channel, and
more particularly the American official
Until some decisive conclusion has been
reached, the American influence should be
directed, not in sustainment of the claims
<-r" any or all of the interested powers,
but toward creating such a world senti
ment as will promote the retention by the
Chinese people of the largest measure
of substantial control over their own
country that is at all consistent with the
advance of progress and civilization in
\ GRANTEE I AI.LKI) TO TIME.
"! he decision reached by Governor
Lind and State Auditor Dunn to pro
ceed without further delay to fill and
close up the swamp land grant of the
Duluth & Iron Range Railroad company
is one which cannot fail to give satis
■:i to every taxpayer in the state.
But for the long-Wind 1 d litigation over
this grant, it would without ctoubt have
that the courfs hifve SesCifl< >l adversely
to the contention of the slate that the
grant lapsed and became forfeited prior
to its re-enactment in ISS3, and have
held that the grant is valid, there is no
r ;i ny sound reason for further de
lay in tilling it.
Governor Lind In his reply to the state
auditor (both documents being printed
in another column), draws attention to
the fact that in (he absence of a specific
provision in the act granting th- st- lands
to this railroad company, prescribing a
certain time in which the grant shall b8
tilled, the law implies that the act shall
■ form. (1 within a reasonable time.
Auditor Dunn points out that the com
pany has been practically inactive and
taken no serious steps during the past
seven years to secure deeds from the
state for its granted lands, and that for
the last three aud a half years a sufii
ci< n.l amount 6t .-wump hinds to com
. fill the grant wa.s available.
It would seem that the Duluth & Iron
Range Railroad company would cc-nsid
er it to its advantage to secure its lands
at as early a date as possible, but when
it is learned from State Auditor Dunn
ihat by declining to claim and obtain a
deed from the state the grantee is able
to avoid the burden and expense of car
ing for the lands and protecting them
from trespassers, and that that duty and
expense fall upon the state, it is seen
that there is a strong reason for the
company not being in a hurry to take
possession of its own. There is also the
further advantage" for the company in
delaying to perfect Its title to these
lands, that they are not .compelled to
pay taxes upon them until such time as
they become the actual owners by the
conveyance of the lands to them by the
In further delay the governor and the
state auitor agree in perceiving a con
tinuation of the injury done to the
state —first in the expense entailed upon
the state by reason of it being called
upon to care for and protect these lands;
and second in the direct loss and injury
not only to the state, but to the taxpay
ers of St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties
by reason of the lands not being upon the
tax rolls and bearing their just share of
Added to this the state ia confronted
by expensive complications arising from
contests inaugurated In the United
States district land office at Duluth, by
real or pretended settlers, which the
state is called upon to defend, although
it is aware at the same time that the
major part of such lands will ultimate
ly become and should now be the prop
erty of the railroad company. Once this
grant is filled the state's swamp land
interests in the counties of St. Louis,
Lake and Cook become compacted and
defined. An end can be put to the«e
vexatious contests of the state's swamp
land claims, and the lands with their
timber and mineral can be leased or sold
as the case may be for the benefit of the
public schools and the educational and
charitable institutions of the state.
The decision to give the Duluth & Iron
Range Railroad company final notice
and ' to'allow them until September Ist
ItO nflia//sufficient selections to fill the
gtf&rit, though, perhaps, not absolutely
necessary under a strict interpretation
of the-law as it bears on the rights of
the state, is probably the wisest thing
to do.' It shows that the state is still
willing: to be fair in. this matter despite
the procrastinating • proclivities of the
grantee. But beyond September Ist
there will without doubt be prompt and
final action on the part of the state
auditor and the governor. If the comp-
THE ST, PAUI, >GI,OB£, SUNDAY, JULY 22, 1900,
any has not at that time filed selec
tions sufficient to fill the grant, then
the state auditor will make selections
for them and the governor will convey
the lands so selected to them by deed.
BEHIND THE TIME.
Public (sentiment In Minneapolis la
aroused against the barbarous conditions
which prevail there with reference to
the treatment and detention of patients
suffering from contagious disease. It is
not many weeks since trie public prints re
peated the accounts of the escape of cer
tain smallpox patients from Minneapolis
private residences, where they were sup
posed to be quarantined, and their ap
pearance in St. Paul. It is a still shorter
time ago since the health officer of St.
Paul was represented in the public press
as having secured the arrest of a prac
ticing physician who did not enforce tho
Quarantine requirements against one of
his patients alleged to be suffering from
Things move rapidly onco they get
started in a downward direction. Hence
it is, no doubt, that within the past day
or two the county commissioners of Ram
sey county refused to put in the budget
of annual expanse of the county any item,
lor a contagious ward. For four years
and over the Globe has engaged in
aii agitation of this subject. From time
to time the reading public have been made
acquainted with certain facts pertaining
to the old pest house which are unworthy
of a civilized community. Private infor
mation has much more to relate in that
direction showing that for the sake of
the patient, as well as from other con
siderations, the victim of contagious
disease is almost better anywhero else
than in the place provided for such cases
in this city.
it is not different in Minneapolis. The
prevailing agitation is making this much
[/lain. S'-hool teachers and others whose
occupations rend-r them peculiarly lia.ble
to contagious disease are actively engag
ed in the movement In the adjacent city
to secure a decent detention hospital. The
mov ment, too, promises success. Ours
has passed beyond the stage where "suc
cess is now possible at least for a year
to com". But we can have the assur
ance, at least, that in case of an out
break of serious contagion among us
wj may send some of our patients to
iuolis for treatment.
The city physician has done everything
possible to secure official action on hi;
demand for the establishment of a con
tagious department in the city hospital,
but all to no avail. He has kept up his
in this direction for years, and
he has been backed by all the force of
the local press, but in vain. The county
commissioners just as lightly passed by
the demand as if it were the sctume of
some enterprising politician who was
3 -eking to secure some small advantage
for his locality.
All this is very unfortunate. These two
citise are much behind even smaller cities
than they. In the East the contagi >us
departments of the city hospitals hays
been established and conducted on the
highest plane of professional skill for
years. If the prevailing activity in the
movement in Minneapolis has any m< as
ure of success, no doubt wo in St. Paul
will not long lag behind in the movement,
which-. Is on.; of the most needful that
can be inaugurated in connection with the
A BIGGKIt BUILDIHG WASTED.
It would have been more acceptable
to the general public and more in ac
cordance with the general welfare of the
community had the county commission
ers decided upon plans looking to the
construction of a substantial addition to
the existing municipal building, rather
than merely for the erection of a county
jail and a residence for the sheriff.
There are, as the Globe has pointed
out, a number of departments and
bureaus of the local public service scat
tered throughout private buildings In
various parts of th<:- city. They should
find accommodation iv a public building
owned and maintained by the city and
county. It would be in the interest of
public economy that such a course should
be pursued. There are ample facilities.
In the way of space and otherwise, on the
site of the present jail for the erection
of such a building. It will not be long
until its need Is much more painfully
manifested than it is today.
No building in the name of a county
jail which can now be constructed will
meet anything like a fair proportion of
the requirements of the .situation which
will not embody provision for the mu
nicipal court and the central police sta~
tion, as- well as for the county jail and
sheriff's residence. The public satis
faction will find general expression at
the circumstance that even the jail has
been finally decided on. But the demand
is for more than the county commission
ers make provision for. That demand
must sooner or later be met. It is easier
and less expensive to make the provision
now When a reasonable foresight dictates
it than it will be later on when the pub
lic requirements have been, as they are
in the case of the present jail, so long
disregarded as to be occasion for public
It Ls still to be hoped that the p!?iiis
and specifications s,et forth in the resolu
tion adopted on Friday will yet b«
changed so as to provide for a more ex
tensive building on the site of the pres
ent county jail than is now contemplated
by that body.
THE ISSUE) IN KENTUCKY.
The declaration of principles made by
the Kentucky Democracy, In session at
Lexington until 4 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, Is well worthy of those brave and
thoughtful men who, in the recent ter
rible crisis In the affairs of the state,
acted with so much of patriotism and
good judgment The issue which the as
sassins and corruptionists, who sustained
the claims of the man Taylor, have invit
ed on the subject of the Goebel law is
met as It should be, and the fullest as
surance is offered that the necessary
amendments will be secured to the enact
ment, the Republicans being In the mean
time assured of full representation on all
the election boards, state and county.
While the Democrats of Kentucky thu s
challenge the claims of their political op-
ponents, evidence on its face of a most
convincing: character is being offered in
Kentucky courts establishing clearly th«
connection between the Republican offi
cials of the state and the assassin of Gov.
Goebel. The issue is one of mob law and
assassination against peaceful and law
abiding citizenship. Its effective settle
ment is one which will go to the very
heart of the honor and prosperity of the
state and its people for generations to
Republican success in Kentucky in the
coming political contest would be a public
calamity not only for the state, but for
the entire nation. It would mean the
sanctioning of the assassin as a substi
tute for the courts of justice. It would
mean the substitution of the agencies of
private vengeance for those of peace and
civilization. It would convey to the en
tire world the verdict of the people of
Kentucky in favor of perpetuating the
reign of the shotgun in the settlement of
private feuds, as well as of public dis
There Is no other state in the Ameri
can Union which has so much at stake
in the result of Its next election. Be
side the question as to whether an end
will be brought to the domination of the
thug and the ambushed murderer, and
to the settlement of private difficulties
by resort to the rifle, knife and revolver,
all other issues, either of state or na
tional interest, are of little or no moment.
It matters indeed but little to the average
Kentuckian how even the leading ques
tions of national moment are disposed of
as long as the question remains an open
one whether barbarism or civilization,
peace or bloodshed, public justice or pri
vate vengeance, shall dominate in the
social and political life of the state. It
is a happy circumstance that those who
have had the interests of the state Dem
ocracy of Kentucky in their control have
so demeaned themselves in the past year
or over that no thoughtful voter can
hesitate in deciding in their favor on all
questions of public interest now under
SOLDIERING AS A DISSIPATION.
People may denounce militarism as
much as they please, but the military
spirit appears to be increasing among
American citizens. Every national, secret
of benevolent society has its drilled and
uniformed battalions who are ready on
the shortest notice to don their war
paint and appear on parade. The num
ber of educational institutions which
hold forth as an additional inducement
for pupils tfe-e addition of semi-military
training to their course is on the in
crease. The children have their Boys'
brigade and even religious organizations
adopt military titles, discipline and drill.
The latest development of the military
craze is the military campaign club. All
over the country the Republicans are or
ganizing uniformed marching clubs dis
tinctly military in character. St. Paul
has its Rooseveit Rough Killers, a Re
publican institution. Chicago has its
Cook County Republican league, whien
boasts of 10,u00 "enlisted" members,
every congressional district in the coun
ty having r at least one full ''regiment."
Uniforms patterned- on those of the regu
lar army are worn, and in every respect
they resemble militia regiments.
It may not be long before the American
citizen will be summoned to meals by
bugle call, and tramp to a church where
the bell in the steeple has given place
to a bass drum. We will summon our
workmen to labor with reveille and send
them to bed at "taps."
There is a serious side to this as well
as a humorous. If the military spirit is
guided and balanced by solid, true pa
triotism, well and good; but if it is dua
to mere love of military display, the glit
ter and jingle, the end of republican sim
plicity and plain sturdiness is not far
SolJiering for love of country is a
virtue, but soldiering for the love of
soldiering is a vicious and dangerous
form of dissipation.
OLIVKIt CROMWEJLI/S BABY
The baby clothes of the late Oliver
Cromwell were sold at public auction in
London the other day and were knocked
down for $160. That amount was the
highest limit of the bidding, and a
number of very excellent people are be
wailing the fact as evidence of the de
generacy of the age. That the frock and
other infantile articles of wearing ap
parel of the child which afterwards be
came the Great Protector and assisted
in shortening the stature of Charles the
First by a head should be sold for the
absurdly low, bargain-counter figure of
$160 has filled them with great grief.
Just why a few old baby-clothes
should be considered sacred arid have a
fancy value placed upon them is not easy
to understand. Oliver Cromwell's moth
er, who probably made them, may have
taken some, pride in her baby's ward
robe; but, judging by the human nature
of today, it is not likely that any of
the matron contemporaries of Mrs.
Cromwell cared a cent whether Baby
Cromwell wore a smock, a bishop, a
flounced tippet or overalls. If Oliver
was half as rough and tough in his early
youth as he was when he reached years
of doubtful discretion, his baby clothes
would not be g<3od for very much. The
stockings would surely be full of holes
and the pinafore would sport many a
rent; and it is not taking 1 a too pessimis
tic view of this matter of the old baby
clothes sate to advance the opinion that
if the purchaser had paid $1.60 Instead
of $160 he would not have secured
much of a bargain.
William Waldorf Astor, the man with
out a flag, has apologized publicly for
publishing the paragraph which called
Captain Baronet Honorable Thingumbob
Milne a low'-lh'ed cuss for trespassing on
De Naturalizes Astor's lawn social.
Having doolie "almost everything else
that was'"sn¥hll and contemptible, he*
now shows'TSui'ope how a castaway Yan
kee can grovel."
The unwise announcement of the Chi
cago newsi*ipe^ that the packing houses
of South Chicago are, furnishing canned
roast beef to the armies of the allies
may not be a treasonable publication,
but It is certainly giving aid and com
fort to the Boxers.
For the Information and edification of
a class of cadets at the naval war col
lege at Newport, R, 1., a Whltehead tor
pedo wa3 exploded against a partly sub
merged rock. The demonstration was a
perfect success, and the taxpayers wer«
just $2,500 out of pocket.
Prince Chingr says he is protecting the
legationaries In his yamen. We would
much rather he kept them in his safe
deposit vault for the present.
The Russian soldiers in China refuse
to serve under the Japanese general,
Yamagata. For fellows who will swal
low Skobeloff and Demldoff this is being
altogether too finical.
SMART SHORT STORIES.
Dr. Macnamara, a noted ex-teacher of
England, once asked a boy In a rural
school the definition of the word "pil
grim." "A pilgrim," answered the boy, "is
a man who travels from place to place."
"I do that," said the inspector; "am I a
pilgrim?" The answer came: "No, sir;
a pilgrim is a good man."
• • *
Handel is said to have had such an ap
petite that on one occasion he ordered
dinner for three at a hotel and presented
himself alone to enjoy it. "Shall I serve
dinner, sir, or wait for the company?"
said the waiter. "Company?" said Han
del. "Vat company? I am ze company;
serve ze dinner, prestissimo."
• * *
Gen. de Galliffet one day, In the corri
dors of the chamber of deputies, was
talking to a friend, when he suddenly
h-eard cries from the chamber of "Assas
sin! Assassin!" With a laugh, he said
to his friend: "They are calling for me,"
and with perfect calm he entered, and
called at the top of his voice: "Y rolla!
Among th-o many stories told lately In
connection with the late Duke of Argyll
is one concerning a distinguished officer
of the army who called on the duke at
Inverary castle, and was t o ld by the serv
ant that he was not at home. "Where
is he?" asked the officer. "He's awa',
awa'," was Donald's hesitating reply;
"awa' washing himself." The duke was
at a seaside watering place.
• • •
A clergyman who gave evidence in a
horse dealing case became somewhat
confused in his account of the transac
tion in dispute, and the cross-oxamimn.;
counsel, after making several blustering
but ineffectual attemnts to obtain a more
satisfactory statement, said: "Pray, sir,
do you know the difference between a
horse and a cow?" "I acknowledge my
ignorance," replied the reverend gentle
man; "I hardly know the difference be
tween a horse and a cow, or between a
bull and a bully—only a bull, I am told,
has horns, and a bully"—here he made
a respectful bow to the advocate—"luck
ily for me, has none."
* • •
When the gallant Welsh captain, David
Gam, was sent forward by Henry V. to
reconnoiter the French army before the
battle of Agincourt, he found that the
enemy outnumbered the TTngUsh by about
five to one. Hi.s report to til.; king is his
toric: 'There an; enough to be killed,
enough to be taken prisoners, anJ enough
to run away." This quaint forecast of the
result of the b-Utle at once spread through
the camp, and doubtless every yeoman
arch r of the vn'lant company felt an inch
taller. We know that it was almost lit
erally justified by the event. Poor G .m's
dry humor was equaled by his courage.
He was killed while in tho act of saving
the life of his prince.
« * *
A Shelby county justice of tho noace,
whose residence and civil district adjoin
the Mississippi state line, had ;■)! -imur
mal appreciation of the responsibility of
the office, and never lost an opportunity
to exercise his prerogative of demanding
that peace \, presi rved. One day his s m
and a hiivd man got to figrhtlng on a
stretch of tho farm near t'io fence which
separated the two states. The old gi n'tle
man mounted the fence, an i, with an air
of authority, commanded: "In the narrvl
of the state, of Tennessee I demand
peace." Just then the fence gave way,
and as he went clown with the f'nee top
pling to the Mississippi side, he yelled
to his son: "Give 'em h—ll, Billy! I've
lost my jurisdiction!"
* * •
During the honoymoon of Mr. and Mrs.
Gladstone, it is said that the yountr mem
ber of parliament said to his tiride: "Do
you pM'fer to know nothing 1 and to l>e
free of all responsibility, or will you hear
everything and be bound to striel
crecy?" Mrs. Gladstone war- far too truo
a woman not toehoosa the second alterna
tive, and she never betrayed the trust re
posed in her—a course which naturally
compelled her often to appear indifferent
or Ignorant of what was going on. In
deed, at one time stories of Mrs. Glad
stone's obtu.sr-ness were widely current in
society. In 1885 an indiscreet lady ask.'d
Mrs. Gladstone how her husband wa3
bearing up under the many vehement at
tacks made on him. "I do not think iig
is much affected by them," replied Mrs.
Glndstorv\ "for I hear him every morning
singing in hi.s bath," "He la like a ket
tle, then," replied the lady, "which sin^s
when full of hot water"—a retort which,
though it may not have pleased the wife
of the premier, probably appealed to h'-r
sense of humor.
* * *
Edward Hanlan, ex-champion oarpmnn
of the world, relates a good story of h<.w
he delivered a speech after winning his
second race in England. His first victory
had found him unprepared. He wbs ready
for his second with a speech, com;,
for him by a newspaper friend, neatly
copied out on paper and stored away for
use in his coat pocket. When the crowd"
outside the clubhouse insisted upon see
ing and hearing the winner, he was help
ed out upon a window ledge by his
friends, and held there by the coat-tails
and the legs. The crowd cheered him
wildly. He was too confused to speak.
They cheered him again. He throw out
his hand in a gesture of helplessness,
and moved his lips in some inaudible
mumbie of apology for his inability to de
liver a speech. They could not hear, on
account of the noise that they were them-
selves making, but they encouraged him
'with a geSfcous applause. He saw his
escape, and proceeded to shake his head
and work his lips in a fine frenzy of ora
tory, gesticulating eloquently and smiling
his thanks. The noisy and good-r.aturjd
crowd cheered him to the echo, and his
friends drew him in from his precarious
position on the window ledge. "You car
ried that crowd along in style," they con
gratulated him; "what did you say? ~?V<s
couldn't hear you." "Yes, give us an
idea of your speech," the reporters put
In, drawing out their note books. Hanlan
took the manuscript from his pocket.
"Here's the whole thing," he said; "do
you want it all?" "Well, rather,"' they
answered; "that speech made a hit."
FROM MANY SOURCES.
The English starling: has been taken to
America, and is rapidly domesticating
itself. Although introduced only a year
or two ago. it has increased considerably
The tonnage of the whole mercantile
steam marine of Russia, Japan, or Hol
land does not equal the tonnage of the
merchant vessels taken over by the
English government as transports.
The oldest house in England stands
near St. Albans abbey. It is octagonal In
shape, and the walls of its lower story
are of great thickness. It is 1,100 years
old, and is still fit for habitation.
Two lir.es of automobile communica
tion will be opened for traffic In the
neighborhood of Corunna., Spain, during
the present year.
The extensive arid regions of Northern
Mexico are to be irrigated by canals from
aid extended by the federal and state
A snake short-circuited the telegraph
line of the Missouri, Kansas £ Texas
railroad recently by climbfng 'a pole and
twining hia body at>out two wires.
STILL THROWING BOUQUETS.
Superior Leader: The unqualified
praise of the press of at least two statea
—Minnesota and Wisconsin—la showered
upon the St. Paul Globe, for its re
fusal to swallow the nauseating doso set
before it by the frea silver doctors at
Kansas City. And the Globe will
thrive lonar after the doctors have died
from an overdose of their own medicine.
Princeton Union: Our esteemed con
temporary, the St. Paul Globe, doesn't
feel a bit more friendly to Bryan and his
heresy than It did In 1396, and It-doesn't
care a rap who knows it. The Globe
is being generally commended for its
display of consistency.
Lisbon Press: The only out-and out
Democratic dally paper In the Northwest
of any prominence, repudiates tiryan bs
cause of the 16 to 1 feature of the plat
form adopted at the Kansas City conven
Slayton Gazette: The St. Paul Globe,
the leading- Democratic daily paper of the
Northwest, repudiates Bryan and
Democratic platform adopted at Kansas
City. The Globe says it will remain
Democratic as it always has been.
Alexandria News: The St. Paul
Globe bolts Bryan and Stevenson, re
fusing to support the rational Democratic
ticket. It could not do anything else and
be consistent, for it was for sound money
four years ago. Its consistency, however,
will be at a considerable financial
which makes its position ail the mure
creditable to it.
Vernon Center News: The St. Paul
Globe (Democrat) always consistent
and unyielding in what it believes to bo
the best, refuses to support the I' i
City dictum platform nor candidates,
severely scores the leaders in
Albert Lea Tribune: The St. Paul
Daily Globe, the only Democratic daily
in tho Northwest, bravely and sensibly
states the free sliver plank of the
Democratic platform, and plainly teild
its reasons therefor. The Globe is a
fearless paper and where it loses a few
nonsensical Democratic ■ !/■»■
its attitude. It wine the good will of the
staunch old line Democrats arc. th<
eat army of ii
Pine City Poker: The St. Paul Globe,
an able and fearless Democratli
pudiates the fri •■ silver plank in the Dem
Dawson Sent); 3t. PauJ diode
has bolted tho Bryan crowd again, for
which act the G lobe is
Forest City (To.) Press: The St. Paul
Globo is and always has been a
Democratic paper; but it
iHow the J'3 to 1 pill.
Morris Tribune: The St. Paul Globe
igaln bolted t he 1 >emocari I
platform on account of ti.
of the free silver fallacy." The Globe
has been getting on Its (■ ■
organ of tl^ I and for it m
make this bolt certainly entails mori
cUrilary loss than many publl
willing to sustain for the their
Austin Transcript: The St. Paul
Globe, the Democratic organ of this
state, openly bolts the fre
of the Kansas City platform. This action
required the courage of convici
STORIES OF THE STREET.
in Minneapolis," said Playwrlg
11. Broadhurst, n cently, "I ha
tci interview a Dakota real i tate
who had come E I lots in a town
site he 1. id mapped out on the b
less prairies. Endeavoring to find <-ut
what they had in my friend's 'town,' 1
a.-k d him:
"'Have you a church at your pi
" ■( Ihurch?'
" "Yes, a church.'
"'Oh, yt'H, l know what you m
one of those things whei
bell like thund
Fes, we've got one. 1
" 'Don't you ever attend?'
"'Me? No, I never tun ■ yet. 1 put. in
$50, though, toward building it.'
■• 'How di i yi • do that if you
don't take Inte gh to attend?'
■" '< )h, I knew what 1 was doing
couldn't sell any town lots wl
There's nothing will catch the E
ilator when he cornea out to buy
r»-al estate like ;i churcTi wit!
slender steeple sticking up on ie liki
nozzle of a tin oilcan.'" 1
» ♦ •
Millionaire T. B. Walker wa
at the Fifth Avenue hotel rec<
talking* to an old friend, I the
of the luck which ga^
first start in life.
"Twenty-live years ago," he laid, '~i
was a hard-working clerk In a whole
sale house. I succeeded In saving a lit
tle money out of my salary and went
to Saratoga on a vacation. While en-
Joying a cigar c-n the veranda o
Grand Union hotel a stranger approach
ed and said:
" 'Are you Mr. Walker, of Chicago?'
" 'I am at your service,' 1 repll
"'I am told you have a pie
ground in that city (naming the loca
tion) and I would like to buy it.'
"My first impulse was, of course, to
tell him ho was mistaken, but on a
lucky second thought 1 asked: 'What/11
" 'Twenty-four thousand dollars.'
" -H'm. Make that in writing, will
you. I am going home tonight and will
let you know by telegraph in : ur days.'
"Well," continued tho
offer was given me in writing;, a
carr.e home, hunted up the pie
ground and found it could ■ for
#3,000. A friend advanced 14,000 of the
pui ha=e money, and four days lai
sold it for $2-I,ooo— a clear profit of JU.OOd
And that's how I got my start."
JUST A LITTLE SUNSHINE.
Mr. Wallabout—l suffer fearfully from
Dr. Barstein—Do you?.
Mr. Wallabout—Yes, I can't even sleep
A Hlgrh-Toned Plnce.
New York Weekly.
Spindler—l— er—don't like to complain.
Mrs. Slimdiet, but it seems to mo this Is
rather a light supper for a hungry man.
Mrs. Slimdiet (haughtily)—l am used to
fashionable boarders wot gets a hot lunch
down town, an' don't come home half
'You seem to have dropped out of
sight!" said the Mosquito, not underisive
"Oh, I Hobsonized myself, I guess!"
was the Kissing Bug's tart reply.
"I wonder why tbn Swellers have quit
inviting us to their parties?"
"I suppose it was because we always
I>eiflcc'tlon of Funds.
"Have your summer vacation plans
mntured yet, Billy?"
'Oh, yes; but they had to be side
tracked on account of some summer nous
that also matured."
|i Society $emddl_]
Copyright, 1900, by R. H. RusßelL
"Well, sir, I gu-jss I'm not up on eti
ket," said Mr. Dooley.
"How's that?" demanded Mr. Ilcnnes
"I've been readln' Bbout Wlllum Wal
; dorf Asthor," replied Mr "an'
the' trouble he had with a la-ad that
bummed hla way Into his part
Hinnissy, Wlllum W five a
party at his large an i.ouse
in London. That's where h
London—though he r-runs a hotel 1:
York, where ye can ie iv
loway near army night, they tell me.
Well, he give •!..
an' bought gr- i an'
dhrink, an' invited th' neighbors an' th'
neighbors' childher. But n he
wouldn't 1 r th' 11--;t
iv th' people ti.
to his stcrety: 'Scratch •
an 1 mo bump a idn't
want this fellow, • y. 1
don't know why. T
tion between thim o'
hiii'; annyhow, hn
him.' an' he was out Iv tr.
"Well wan night lh' fell
S , an' Lady G- — . an' Lady
V , a::
their names n iv thim
tonight ?' h v- iv,'
~a>M Lh' Cap.
wuri iid that I'm
an im Itai i
along wil h
"Well, ivrytl I fr
awhile, an' th tin" a
kle iv ham
him on th'
'Duck. 1 'Whai
r th' Ami
this hut, 1 i . mum.
hraw it m
an English g\
"Well, Wlllum \V
ed mild .
over again lik<
■■. In th' city hall."
SOME :.\ BER .
The man from I
down Skowhegan ■•
And up at
The names are all :
en in their ring-.
That's what 1 told my vi
"Hohokus la my native •
"And I think all
That's what m crt in
Tall Holt. In
WHEN WEBSTER U.wis SPOH
Then up r
And nodded to the
And gave his I
His lecture on the '
Then h^ sang to "< <\"
In plaintive melody;
"O, William Jyan Breni :
19 the candidate for me.
"No, no; I don't mean Hronntngs—
I suffer frum fho hi
But Wennlr.g lirllllama Jyan—
I'M save him
"For with him as our leader
Our march shal "mo.
Hail! Jllliam Bryning VVonii.ms
And his see frllver
"Hurrah for Oom PCraul Puger,
W'h .i ha.s our sympathy,
And Willing Jynam Ur nuns,
Who'll march to \ '■■
As on and on he rambl
Th" delegates would
"It seems that Debater Wavis
Has kopjes in his n
"IlurUnj;- the Cattte."
No increase of popularity will accrue to
16 to 1 becau.se China is on a Silver basis.
The wheat raised or. Mr. Bryan 1
braska farm lias been inadvert t;t!y refer
red to by a Western poet a 'VoMen."