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MONDAY. APRIL 7
low which Cecil
t the two most cherished
"' nstitution—when he in
faith in the United States con
■■ '■'■ di cided to be buried in
V Uli li WOMAX aj a( E SHAI.in m:9
'■> dozens of pc iple in every
who lie awake nights planning
I g< tting into new kinds
if these, connected in some
with the postoffice department, lives
in Washington. He lias got the ear of
Henry C. Payne and secured an indorse.
his scheme to put the f.-.ce of
some American woman on some one of
the postage stamps of the nation. Ap
this gentleman expected sorae-
In the way of a tempest, for ne
hasn't put his name up where the thirty
odd million women who are proud of the
that they are Americana can throw
" it, verbal and solid. What jeal
to be stirred up pending the
settli ment of which woman's face is to
adorn the stamp cannot be foretold even
by a census taker.
X '■ cv ry one of them is entitled to
deration, but what scores of them
done something which many of their
• 9 think would render them eligible
tn honor so great. There are people
in New England, for instance, who
do - know any good reason why Ilar
: >eeher Stowe should not be favored.
cannot be made to believe that her
'X'ncle Toms Cabin" did not uo more to
crush >T than Abraham Lincoln
'If. Bui such a stamp would strike
:< fi .of awful universality, so to speak,
v ■■!• Mason & Dixon's line. South
Ina, tor one, would much rather use
S3 or a long-distance telephone
uu put one of the Stowe stamps on a
letter. So Mrs. Stowe may as well be
dropped at once.
But there are others. Mrs. Potter
Palmer, of Chicago, is eligible If for no
ion because she has had her
■ in more American newspapers
an.l oftener than any other woman living
oi dead. Nobody worth mentioning would
Itv in ;) sk whose lace was on the
stamp. Besides, Mrs. Palmer has been
! tilings these .jozen years or more,
including valiant work at the Chicago and
fairs. And, too, .she has made a
10l -if money, which is not regarded wittt
or by the fair Bex when it comes
ting one's social status.
■i lien there is Moll Pitcher, whose name
down inrough the pages of a him
yeara of history as the woman who
<-ri.sis helped to gain independence
for this great nation. Every schoolboy
:s i: rilled through and through when he
rb bravery of Mary
Pitcher. And Mary was pretty, too, ac
t '!-i:iig . UiL- veracious historian, and
beauty ought not to militate against her
And right here there is no good reason
why we should pass Barbara Frietchie
by. She, too, talked out in meeting when
courage was at a premium. Her discourse
on the flag of the free was "pat," as
they would say in Montana, and just of
the proper emphasis to be heard distinct
ly by such of the forty-five states as were
in the Union back in the "bloody sixties."
But Barbara is barred. Her remarks, full
of force and eloquence and elegance in
Vermont, are stin coldly received by even
doctors of divinity in Maryland and other
benighted communities of Dixie land. A
Frietchie stamp would give a Tennesseean
Mrs. W. W. Astor, by the way, is not
without friends. She said mean things
about Prince Henry and other young men
who are unfortunate enough to have in
herited titles instead of money. Perhaps
she was working with a short pole in a
vineyard where the grapes were high and
sour, but Mrs. Astor has followers who
cannot forget sh? has cash in many banks.
Moreover, if it would be any special in
ducement to the government, she could
buy and place upon the market Lie first
edition of the stamps, and then if they
were frigidly received by those having
letters to send, your Uncle Samuel would
have no regrets of a financial nature.
Carrie Nation, too, should not be wholly
overlooked. Indeed, In such a contest sho
would not permit herself to be. She
smashed herself to a degree of .ame in
Kansas and was quite willing to in other
places. Carrie isn't petite or pretty, but
she is forceful, resourceful, impulsive and
a lighter. It would be cruelty to put Mrs.
Nation on a beer stamp, but she might
nt one of those hurry-up stamps known
as the "special delivery."
And so we might go down the list, but
there are objections, sectional or other
wise, to nearly ail of them. Possibly few
would rind fault with the late Frances E.
Willard. There is, however, one name
which stands out" and away from all of
the others -that of Martha Washington.
"Wife and companion of the father of his
country, sne was the first woman of the
land in the initial administration of the
greatest nation of the earth. Let it be
It's evidently up to the teformsrs in -Now
York. If they have to enforce the Sun
day law as to all the stores as well as lit
regard to the saloons, the job will no
doubt be attended by positive results on
their political prospects.
REf OHM JX NEW YOHK AND IN
The entire country is watching with
deep interest the progress of affairs in
the great metropolis. Even the scant
news which the press dispatches offer of
the developments of aacb day are most
interesting. It is all like the effect of
witnessing a kaleidoscope. For many
weeks the new administration was quies
cent. Then Dr. Parkhurst leaped to I*.ie
center of the stage and declared that
Mayor Low was evidently intent on do
ing what he had done while acting- us re
form mayor of Brooklyn—ignore wholly
his obligation to close the saloons on
Sunday. Mayor Low protested. The pub
lic remained silent and observant. Then
Mr. Jerome, the public prosecutor, takes
a hand. He declares that practically
nothing is being done, and that the may
or cannot Ignore the demand that the
lit)nor law shall be enforced. Then there
comes an outbreak of public indignation,
alike from the friends and the enemies of
Mayor Low's administration. It is ac
cepted as a mailer of, public notoriety,
that the conditions complained of as ex
isting under Tammany and on account
of which it was driven from power are
being maintained undisturbed in their en
This was the stage r< ached some weeks
ago. Tammany men rejoiced over it, and
Republicans and reformers alike were
much downcast. But matters were not
long allowed to continue in that state.
The- prosecuting officer Is of an active
turn, and he at least is not likely to let
monotony beset the political situation In
Greater New York, while he is permitted
either to act or talk. Under his inspira
tion apparently the patrolmen of a gtven
precinct proceeded in concert to enforce
the Sunday closing law. They visit the
saloons in their precinct, secure evidence
against the keepers of many of them,
and bring them into court. They are ap
plauded and the head of the police de
partment, whom people were beginning
to look on as a nice quiet old gentleman,
is once more reinstated in the public
good will. The captain of that precinct
has charges preferred against him by
Mr. Jerome in person, and they await
action by the head of the police depart
Meanwhile the gambling houses run full
blast, and other houses also; and it is ac
cepted generally as true that they run
under police protection. One of the
younger Vanderbiks is understood to
have lost big- money in a resort, fre
quented alone by the jeunesse dore'. But
the police say the place is not a gam
bling house, and the captain of that pre
cinct declares that he has spent many
sleepless days and nights trying to get
evidence against the place, but without
result. Mr. Jerome declares that he can
produce the necessary evidence if the
comptroller will pay his bills, but adds
that there is no chance that that official
will do so, and therefore nothing is done.
He cannot do it and the police will not.
The skyrockets still ascend; but the
offensive conditions remain undisturbed
notwithstanding all the interesting and
While the reformers stand on the
threshhold of action in one direction or
another the head of Tammany, Mr.
Lewis Nixon, is given the floor, and he
declares that the administration should
ad-opt the plan outlined by the Tammany
Investigating committee, of which he
was chairman. That plan was to hold
the captains of the several precincts re
sponsible, personally and officially, for
the existence of notorious vice within
their precincts. He quotes from his re
port the following language:
The gambling situation is in control
of the police as, according to all cap-
THE ST. PAUI, GLOBE, MONDAY, APRii, 7f 1903#
tains, or their representatives who came
before us, no continued gambling could
go on at any place in their districts with
out their knowledge. Hence, evidence
which secures conviction of those en
gaged in unlawful practices of thi3 na
ture should concurrently secure the con
viction of the oaptain who knowingly
permits such violations.
The chief present interest in the situa
tion centers in the question whether the
administration of Mayor Low will adopt
the Tammany remedy, and do what Tam
many was preparing to do when the wave
of moral and political purity swept over
the big city, which we now see receding
and leaving behind it many unsightly ob
jects exposed to view.
During three successive Republican re
form administrations in this town we
have had practical demonstration of tne
truth that in the police department will
be found the source of all prevailing im
morality. If crime is rampant in any com
munity, it is because the police wink at
or participate in its fruits. They did wink
at it, and they did participate in it in
this city under Do ran and Klefer, and to
some extent under Wright; and we had
a condition of things prevailing which
placed the persons, homes and property
of citizens at the mercy of criminal
marauders of all kinds. When Mayor
Smith came into power he reorganized the
police. That department is now run on
.strictly business principles. It suppresses
crime, protects life and property, detects
and punishes criminals. There is no crime
in the city, and the people are satisfied
that affairs outside of the police depart
ment are managed honestly and econom
When the reformers down in J\~ew
York are really desirous of suppressing
vice they will look to the police depart
ment to do it, not by turning out .Dem
ocrats and putting in Republicans; but by
turning out- corrupt and incapable n-.en
and putting in honest and skilled police
men, as the St. Paul police board has
done with such gratifying results during
Mayor Smith's administration.
The dead Altgeld is no exception to the
rule in such cases. Even his good name
his enemies would not have him carry to
his grave. No bitterer enemies had he in
life than the murderous scoundrels who
infested that memorial meeting, and
whose right to the equal protection of the
law he asserted during his life at such
fearful cost t<> his usefulness thereafter.
With F. B. Doran mayor why woul-J not
that scheme which worked so successfully
at Hazel ton, Pa., of setting up appoint
ments as policemen at auction, be
a good one? It certainly could work no
worse than did the plan of regular ap
pointmeni pursued by the West side
statesman from four to six years ago.
We have one local Republican states
man in state's prison, and one or two
who jiist escaped by the skin of their eye
brows, who are now holding office. They
were not members of a gang. Oh, nj.
The Republican reform brother has a Per
petual copyright on the use of this par
ticular cant phrase.
The business men's support of Mayor
Smith is a source of great alleged amuse.
ment to the local reform press. By the
time the business men have expressed
their preferences at the polls, the effect
will no doubt be equally amusing on the
Miss Stone, we are told, will befjin lec
turing almost immediately after she lands
In the I'nited States. Now, if .some en
terprising American band of brigands
want to earn an honest penny and do a
service to their countrymen, here is the
Santos-Dumont speaks like a modest
man on the eve of his departure to the
United States. But then the Brazilian
aeronaut is evidently shrewd enough to
understand that the Yankees are a poor
people to work air fake 3 on.
If it would only help to bring the meat
trust to terms, it might be a good thing
to kill every cow in the state that did not
give a good account of herself, as sug
gested by Commissioner McConnell.
To a man who has shown his ability to
overcome difficulties as Dr. Renz has re
peatedly, his being unable to find a live
mouse on which to carry on his operations
must be really a serious setback.
Ping-pong has reached Louisville, and
Henry Watterson believes the end of the
world is just around the corner.
The average man wouldn't pick out
Louisville as the place in which to launch
an amalgamated reform party.
Just to convince the British that th?y
are ready for peace, the Boers proceeded
to win another victory.
It's a rare day now in which Senator
Hanna doesn't report himself as having
settled another strike.
Abner McKinley has not lost his pen
chant for being at the front when there
is something in sight.
The Spread of English.
Unless all signs of the times are mis
t^?i"i 181.i thiS la,n^ ua- e of ours is destined
to rule the world, as no language has eVar
done before Less refined than the Greek
less ttrse. than the Roman tongue its
unlqua .virility subserves the highest pur?
pose of poet and man of affairs alike
Less rich in far-reaching compounds than
the German and less lucid than the
French it is yet the living voice of a
vnmhTCh I? V he very morning of its
v^Ju\ ] n the hands of a past master
English is no less sonorous than CtatiU
lan. and is hardly lesa liquid than the
accents of .the Italian peninsula -Xew
The Supreme Test.
r ",7 on ™ay be a clergyman," said the
railway dignitary to the stranger who
had applied for a half-fare permit! ™
you haven t furnished me sufficient evl-
Mne ei°c. ft i.?°r d doe pronounc °
trakng'er: dek>>> Pr°m>Ptly responded
Without another word the railway man
made out the permit.— Tribune!
"Are you a married man?" inquired
the inquistive stranger ' rea
;!S',, slr;'replled the other safllv
Oh. said the first, "I trust you' will
pardon me for referring to your bereaTe
ment I should not have opened such a
•'Touching describes it beautifully"
murmered the other. "It is hart to pay
$1j a week alimony."-Ohio State Journal
Yes, but Will It Be Done.
There is an easy way to get peace in
Hawaii, and that is to purge the circuit
courts.—Honolulu Advertiser. cirGUlt
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/ Good Advice.
" 1 Th man who stands in his own
• lght, ,/ ays the Manayaunk Philosopher
w? v} d e u, aS ay b/ ck and sit down."-:
Philadelphia Record. # •
Getting: Even With Johnny rapaml.
Winning the Prix da Mars with hi*
speedy horses. Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt -JS
back at the French for objecting to hit
horseless speed.— York World;
"The Pride of Jennico,"' the play found
ed upon the w ,,il known novel by Edger
ton and Alfea Castle, and made famous
by James K. Hackett and Bertha Gai
land, was presented at the Metropolitan
last night before an audience which gave
it enthusiastic approval, despite the face
that* they refused to accept the last act
save in a spirit of burlesque.
The very fact that the last act of the
play does not wholly discredit It Is
proof of the fact that it has intrinsic
merit. An audience is hardly to be taken
to task for accepting such wholesome
tragedy as marked this act. with laughter
akin to derision. When a young swords
man, single handed, slays a dozen brig
ands in the space of a minute, as the good
young Jennico does in the last act of this
play, neither the ability of the actors nor
the seriousness and sincereity of thoir
performance, can wholly condone the
melodramatic recklessness of the author.
The ease and rapidity with which Basil 3
good sword played havoc with his" foes
in that last act made the gallery indeed a
"heaven," and the gods fairly made the
rafters ring with cheers for the hero and
hisses for the villain. It was rather an
unusual thing for the Metropolitan.
Notwithstanding the extravagant im
probability of the last act, the play is
a worthy one of its kind, and tells a most
interesting story. Its main theme is the
desire of Ottille, the beautiful and frolic
some Princess of Dornheim, to be loved
for herself alone regardless of her rank.
To this end she changes places with her
waiting maid, and in this guise wins the
love of Basil Jennico, who has sworn to
his ancestors not to marry one beneath
him in station. Perceiving that Jennico
loves her. and knowing- that she loves
him, she tricks him into marriage with
the maid whom he thinks is the prin
He discovers the trick immediately after
the marriage, but confesses that he loves
the maid. The course of love runs smooth
until Prince Eugen, of L,usatia, who has
schemed to marry the princess, arrives on
the scene, and with the help of a gypsy
girl whom h<? pretends to love, contrives
to separate Jennico and his wife in a
quarrel. After Jennico has in anger sent
his wife from him he discovers that he
has loved her more than h e knew ana
he sets about at once to win her back.
Up to this point the play is interesting
and appealing. From this point on *t
becomes exciting and melodramatic. The
two last acts are crowded with tht clang
ing of steel on steel, villainous machina
tions, attempted assassinations, whole
sale murders. Jennico wades literally
through seas of blood, laying brigands and
bandits low before his prowess with such
rapidity as to stun the senses of the on
Every time he turns about it is to be
waylaid by hired assassins, thirsty for
his gore, but with true melodramatic •■!'
feet they all fall before his mighty arm.
But, however improbable the story, and
however ludicrous some of its situations,
it has proved Its claim to popularity. This
has been largely due to its heart-inter
est, and especially duo, no doubt, to the
fact that it has always been inttrp-v'ed
by capable artists.
An Inferior company would make it ab
solutely ridiculous. The company pre.
senting it last night is on the whole a
Wallace Worsely, who plays the role
'if Basil Jennico, is an actor of ability,
and his interpretation of the gallant.
fearless, noble-hearted Jennico, was all
that could be desired. Ho has a fine
stage presence and admirable bearing, hia
ariing is marked with ease and natural
grace, and whenever necessary with ro
mantic fire and fervor, reqi'isit: to the
character. His sword play was unusually
clever. Ho received tremendous ap
plause at the end of the third act last
night, and was forced to come before the
curtain and make a brief speech.
Miss Frances Neilson, as the princess,
was wholly admirable in the first two
acts. In the last two acts^ahe was not
so satisfactory, but they are less import
ant than the first two. She portrayed
the loving, tender, passionate, capricious,
winsome woman with rare force and
sweetness. It was easy to believe that
Jennico loved her, and she justified all
his future actions.
William J. Remain, as Str John Bed
does, the gallant boisterous, happy-go
lucky Knglishman. friend of Jennico,
was splendid, and deserves warmest com
mendation for his work. Miss Suzzane
Halpren as Michel, the gypsy girl, played
with unusual intensity and abandon, and
lur work throughout was above the
average. She rightfully shared the hon
ors with Miss Neilson. Theodore Kerh
wald, as the Baron yon Krappitz, was
very good in the first act, but added
atrociously to the burden of unpardon
able offenses the authors of the play
have committed in the last act, by a
most pitiable attempt to be funny in
the face of the culminating slaughters
that were about to be pulled off.
"The Climbers." which will be present
ed for the flrst time here at the Metro
politan Thursday night, contains the epi
sode most talkeii of by New York theater
goers last season. It concerns the con
fession of the embezzler, Richard Ster
ling, and occurs at the end of the sec
ind act, and on the first night the audi
torium was plunged in total darkness fo?
several minutes. But. although a the
ater full of people will sit in the dark
through four hours of the "Gotterdame
rung, 1 they became so uneasy during
the few moments of Mr. Fitch's play that
on the following night the scene was
played in semi-darkness. This rul<> has
since been adhered to.
All you devotees of wit, beauty and
song have sot good reason for jollifica
tion. "The Explorers" is coming back
to town, with all its original wealth of
gaiety, girls, music and fun that char
acterized its late financial and artistic
career at the Metropolitan a few weeks
ago. This merry musical oddity is an
nounced for the Metropolitan on Sunday
Monday and Tuesday evenings, and on
Wednesday afternoon and evening a
grand revival of the original New York
production of "The Burgomaster" will be
given, with all its environments of op
eratic burlesque, extravaganza and hi-h
--class vaudeville features.
Fiddle Dee Dee" may lack the princi
pals of the cast that made It such a
pronounced success during the Pan
American exposition last season but In
the substitution that has been indulged
in, no crime has been committed.
For its first appearance in St. Paul, the
attraction last night had an audience
that was the largest of the season, while
to its credit rr.ust be said the major por
tion who witnessed it were provided for
long before the doors were opened for
the evening performance.
A potpourri of dramatic nonsense, full
of life, dialogues that are witty, scenery
that is gorgeous, music that is catchy
women that are pretty, and people that
can act, briefly yet accurately describes
this travesty, which Webber and Fields
made famous and the East gave its
stamp if approval. There is not a dull
line in it, and where music and clever
dialogue fail to connect, there is a feat
ure of worth and merit for every breach.
The first part is a scene at the Paris
exposition, the second a mountain eleva
tion in Switzerland, and the third trav
esty scenes from "Gay I,ord Quex," the
dinner scene from the 'Royal Family"
and the "Florodora" sextette. Each ~te
profuse in dialogue that has the merit
of being clever-and witty, while of color
and music there is an abundance. \
chorus that is shapely and tastefuln.
costumed, finds a place in eo.cn.
For the Webber & Fields, of Pan-Ameri
can fame, has been substituted Charles U.
Rice and Charles Cady. The transfer has
in no wise curtailed the atmosphere or
honest humor and the abundance of
hearty, soul consuming laughter that
these two satirical impersonations give
forth. With them are associated Barney
Bernard in Yiddish roles and John G.
Sparks, of Celtic fame, the four forming
qartette that were the center of atirac-
tion and the medium through which the
laugnter that convulsed the house last
night was dispensed.
Athletic in physique and captivating in
looks is John Alden, who is the Hoffman
Barr of this attraction.
He is an admirable attache of the er
ratic and startling Mrs. Meadow Brook,
an attractive creation that ha-< been en
trusted to Miss Truly Shattutk. Miss
bnattuck is a winning little body is pretty
and sings sweetly. She inject--' into the
role a personality that is captivating, and
what is more is art. Another charming
impersonation Is the La Belle Sara of
Miss Dorothy Drew. Her vocal numbers
were among the pleasing things of the
The attraction is replete in vaudeville
numbers and musical sketches not the
least attractive of which is the newsboys"
quintette, the Musical Johnsons, Lhe
Gardewnie Sisters, dancers. Perhaps the
sketches that please the best are the
travesties on "The Royal Family," "Gay
Lord Quex." manicure boys and "girls and
the "Plorodora Sextette. The chorus is
unusually large i n numbers and has the
merit of being well selected and hand
somely costumed. The scenery and stag
ing are good.
'"The Dairy Farm," the most successful
domestic play, the work of Eleanor Mer
ron, an actress of much ability, will be
presented at the Grand Opera house
next week by a large and well selected
cast of artists, including many of the
originals. This company has "been se
lected by James H. Wallick, who is man
aging the tour, with a special view as to
the ability of each one for the character
they represent. The play w^ll be ade
quately staged with all the original
scenery, costumes and effects.
The \ ietoria burlesquers made their re
appearance at the Star yesterday and de
monstrated their popularity by drawing
crowded houses. The performance is
much the same as on the occasion of tlieir
last visit and the manner i n which the
audience received it proves that it is as
good as ever. The initial and afterpieces
have the necessary proportion of action
and move at the required pace. The cur
rent songs are reasonably well rendered
Uy a chorus neatly costumed. The special
ty section of the bill remains urn-hanged,
but there is n o deterioration In the qual
ity of the several specialities. Aggie Beh
ler, who heads the list, sings son^s. A
good joke, which is on Miss Behler, hap
pened yesterday afternoon, though she
didn't notice it at the time. She has o na
song which she sings to some one in the!
boxes. Yesterday she picked out a man
who was stolidly indifferent to the laugh
ter of the house at his expense ani
equally indifferent to the actress, i.ator
it proved that he was very hard of hear
ing and quite nearsighted, as he asked a
companion what Miss Rebler had said.
Greve and Green give their clever musical
specialty and Reid and Gilbert in "The
Actress and the Mick," deliver thei r long
list of really witty sayings. L,eroy and
Levanion, In their comedy bar act do
some terrific knockabout work that would
put the ordinary strenuous man in the
obituary column. Markey and Stuart are
liberal In their dispensation of clever
' gags" and are a source of a good share
of the fun of the olio. Markey'a Hebrew
impersonation in the burlesque is splendid
though his makeup is a bit too c
Ihe Harpers, a couple of colored folks
retain their popularity and made the usual
hit yesterday. The "Poloscope," a moving
Picture machine concludes the olio with a
number of well selected pictures Includ
ing some views of Prince Henry In Washi
ngton. The parody of the sacred sor.g i
Jerusalem" in the last act is in baa
taste. It is a pleasure to note that it
did not make a hit.
•All the trades at Waukegan, 111., are
to have an eight-hour day.
. All the labor unions of Cleveland are
to organize in a central body.
The city i council, of Sherman, Tex ,
cm Spl^ve n S ted the eighthour da to all city
City laborers at Attumwa. lowa, have
secured a scale of $1.50 for eight hours
ptrr Q.Q.jf .
f Contractors at Visalia, Cal. have
; granted the eight-hour day, with no re
duction in wages.
Local business men at Streator 111 ,
are agitating a »ovement *i:ni!ar to the
Building trades in Kalamazoo, Mich.,
have asked for a nine-hour day and mi
increase in wages.
Painters in Southern Texas have se
cured the nine-hour day and 30 cents per
hour without a strike. '
All building trades in Kaston, Pa., will
receive an advance of IS cents per day
in wagvs after April 1.
The trunk and bag workers of Cin
cinnati are on strike because girls are
hired to do part Qf the work for less pay.
Prosperous conditions are reported,
among steel and copper plate printers.
The Boston unions find it difficult to
supply firms making the demand.
At a meeting of the King Cotton Mill
operatives at Augusta, <;,... It was de
cided to make a demand for a 10 per cent
increase in wages on April 7.
Boot and shoe workers report that the
sale of non-union goods in Illinois has
decreased 75 per cent in the last six
months by reason of the label campaign.
Th condition of labor in Oregon is
steady and fair for this time of the year.
All mechanics are busy and the mills
and factories are running night and day.
The cooks and waiters of Salt Lake
City have secured one day's rest in seven
through the aid of the arbitration com
mittee of the State Federation.
At a meeting of mule spinners in Lew
iston. Me., it was voted to demand a
10 per cent increase March 31, and a
general strik? may follow if it is not
Railroad men in Texas are organizing
rapidly and securing reasonable hours
and good pay. All locomotive lor men
have received an increase on the big en
Portsmouth, N. H., painters want eight
hours and $2.25 a day. The employers
agree to meet them half way, but the
men threaten a strike unless their de
mands are .complied with.
Leather workers have gained eleven lo
cals during the month, with about 1,700
members. They are situated at Newark,
N. J.; Brooklyn, N. V.: Boston, Mass.;
Ashtabula, Ohio, and Dv Bois, Pa.
The secretary pf the Clerks' National
union reports 531 local unions, twelve of
which were added during the past month.
Unions were foimed in California, Ohio,
Nova Scotia and Illinois.
The general condition of trade in Mon
tana is quiet at present, and copper
smelters have started up again and are
employing several men who were laid
off in the shut-down of October, 1901.
Business trades in Oklahoma are hav
ing trouble with the contractors on ac
ccunt of a refusal to recognize the card
s>stem. But the prospect for an eight
hour day and a higher wage scale is
The coal miners employed in the Alle
gheny and Kiskemenetas valley or
dered a strike on April 2, the companies
having refused to sign the scale. About
2/500 men and thirty-live companies were
CLEVER SCHEME FAILED.
Freighter Reeelpted f«^r I.<-mm<t
Amount, Then Kept Overweight.
"In the early days It cost big money for
freighting goods to the different points.
Cne day a big firm at Helena figured
out what looked ike a scheme to beat
a freighter. I don't remenaber exactly,
tut I think 5 cents a poi-nd was charged
for freighting sugar. It was usually
shipped in 100-pound sacks.
"This time there wag a big shipment
many tons. The merchants got some
big sacks for the sugar—sacks holding
I^o pounds—and figured to save $1 per
sack freighting charges. Foxy freight
er said never a word when tha sugar
was loaded, gave his receipt for 30 many
ICO-pound sacks of sugar, and started on
his trip. The sequel. Oh, wh^n he
reached his destination he weignci out.
keeping one-sixth of his cargo, whim he
disposed of at big money."—Anaconda
Ifew tfork fetter,
NETV YORK, April 6.—After thirty- f
three years' continuous service in New
York city, the Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton, I
rector of All Souls' Protestant Episcopal 1
church, is about to resign hi 3 charge. He
expects to go to San Francisco, there to
accept a call to become the special preach
er at the Leiand Stanford university,
which, under the will of the late Leiand
Stanford and the recent setttevnents made
by his widow, has become the best en- J
dowed educational institution in America.
It is understood that Dr. Newton will
not enter actively upon his new ci
until the opening of the university
next fall, and that until then he will rest
at his Long Island home. The Leiand
Stanford authorities had urged him to j
take his own time in reaching a decision.
but Dr. Newton felt that, in justice to
his New York parish, he should inform
its members of his Intention once he had
definitely framed it.
Fight Feel Trnst-
In ord^r to fight the beef trust on its
own grounds, the retail butchers of the
city are forming an association for the ''
slaughter of cattle. It is expected that >
the capital of the proposed organization '
shall be at least 11,000,000. A partial can- j
vass of the trade indicates that there
are twenty-five or more retail butchers
who are willing to subscrib tpiece
toward the stock of the new company.
Besides thes?. there are many bul
who can give $10,000 each and others who
may he put down for from $1,01
Suronj's \sMiie Worth >lun<'> —
Otto Sarony, son of the founder of .a
Fifth avenue photograph studio well ',
known under that name, testified In sup
plementary proceedings that he had been j
unable to pay a judgment for $75.T2 ob- j
tamed against him by a dressmaker.
Mr. Sarony averred that he is nnw '
merely an employe in the photograph gal. !
lery which he inherited from his father,
the orginal Sarony, the business -.aving
passed into other hands ilirotrgji fore
closure, and that he is retained there at
a salary of $35 a week in consideration j
■of his services and the use of his name.
The Speed-tray Dnwi ( rovuls—
The speedway is the best free show in
New York. This fact is beginning V be
appreciated. At iirst there was a gVeal
deal of rebellion against the expenditure
of millions for a handful of men who '
like road driving as an amusement. The 1
popularity of the spedway will continue
to expand until the walks on either Bide
will be too narrow to contain the legions i
of would-be sightseers. It would be an !
Improvement, however, if the I
hind were terraced, so that 1
would be at the convenience of specta
Cab System Is Xuiorliins—
Municipal abuses have be<?n in the past
subjects of fruitful discussion. But in
the presence of many attempted reforms
one abuse has remained unchanged, the
cause not merely of shame, but also of
comercial loss to the city of New York.
The cab system is notoriously bad. There
are two salient points on which the in
spection of the cab system may dwell.
First, the leg-at tariff which the city
ordinance permits the cabman to charge;
second, the amount in addition to this
that cabby manages to extract from his
victim. That the legal charge Is exor- '
hitant in comparison with the charge of
other cities is beyond question. The re
sult is that business men who are
to choose between New Xork and other
cities as places to buy in. naturally avoid
a city in which they are so abominably
pilfered as here.
Perhaps the worst feature of the cab
system is that which compels the ca
tc overcharge in order to make a living.
In a few weeks a large number of cab
bies will he turned shift fur
themselves. The time when the great
demand for cabbies is < xperienced is
I--st. Then a large number of cabmen
hire their cabs for so much a night. The
result is that they must make all they
can on each fare in order not to lose if
they get no other. That presents a
phase of the situation responsible for
much of the present notoriously bad con
Xot i:no uuli Directors to Sell—
Among bankers of New York the joke
of the hour is the perplexing situation in
which th* mutual bank at Broadway and
Thirty-third street, has been place,! In its
efforts to sell itself to the National Park
The National Park bank has pure)
CAINS PACIFIC TRADE
IMTIID STATES MAKIKG lt\Pll>
STRIDES IN COMMERCE WITH
WORKS AT A DISADVANTAGE
In Farther Front Market* Than Many
European Countries*—Alcl to Amer
ica From Westward I>- (.'iir
rent.H of Water and Air.
FROM THE GLOBE BUREAU,
'Washington, D. C.
WASHINGTON, April 6.—"Up to this
time the United States has been at a
decided disadvantage in the attempt to
invade the markets of the Orient, be
cause the great commercial nations of
Europe lie so much nearer to that mar
ket and are provided with a direct means
of water communication. The fact that
the great producing centers of the United
States still lie in the eastern section of
the country and that their products must
either cross the United States by rail or
travel an enormous distance by water in
passing from the eastern coasts to the !
markets of Asia and the Orient has ren- I
dered that market a difficult one for
American exporters," said O. P. Austin,
chief of the bureau of statistics, to the
National Geographic society. -"
Working- at a I)i*a«lvantage.
"The all-water routes from New York
to the Orient are from 2,000 to 5,000 miles
longer than those from London to the !
great markets on the eastern coast of
Asia, being about 12,500 miles', against a
little over 10,000 miles from London, while j
the route from New York to the Orient
around South America and across the Pa- |
cific Is 16,000 miles long, the shortest route j
being half-way round the earth at its :
greatest diameter, and that by way of !
South America and the Pacific two-thirds
of the distance around the world. In '■
spite, however, of this disadvantage un- i
der which the United States labors as :
compared with other countries, it has j
made much more rapid gains in the com- !
merce with the Orient than any other J
nation, our exports to the Orient having j
grown from £40,000,000 in ISM to $113,000,- J
OCO In 1901, an increase of 180 per cent, i
while the total exports were increasing !
only 5 per cent. Our imports from the j
Oriental countries Increased during the
same time from 5105,000,000 to $162,000,000,
an increase of over 50 per cent, while the
total imports of tho country were in
creasing only 10 per cent.
United State* Trade Grown.
"An examination of the commerce of
other nations with the Orient shows that
that of the United States has grown with
much greater rapidity than the other
countries competing for that commerce.
Taking the commerce of the Orient at
decennial periods, beginning with i ISCS,
the year prior to the opening of the Suez
canal, Mr. Austin finds that the Imports
of those countries show about the same
actual Increase as those from the United
Kingdom, which is much more favorably
located at present than are the produc
' ing centers of the United States, and that
\ In percentages the gain la: United King-
a majority of the Mutual bank stock,
and by bankers generally the Mutual is
considered as excellent bank property but
so anxious were the stockholders of the
Mutual to set rid of their stock at $200
a share that so-many of them sold and
got out that there is not now a sufficient
number of the Mutual directors to con
stitute a quorum, and nothing can be
done In the way of closing up the deal
until some way is found out of tlie pe
It is provided by law that a director of
a bank ceases to be a director when his
stock is disposed of, and out of tho
twenty directors of the Mutual only s^ven
remain who have not sold thoir" stock.
-and seven do not constitute a quorum. 1 =
is likely that the National Park bank.
| now being- the --majority stockholder will
SSStSjSS^ ard of director
and effect the transfer.
This Vanderbllt an Exception—
Reginald C. Vanderbilfe, son of the lats
Cornelius Vandexbilt, has virtually made
the city a present of more than $5,500.
Mr. Vanderbilt visited the tax depart
ment this week. He- was shown intu
Commissioner George J. Gillesple's ofSce
' Mr. Vanderbilt came of age on Dec. i>j
Mr. Gilleapie found that Mr. Vanderbllt
| was liable for only $11.<XH> in personal. .
; property. Mr. Vanderbilt demonstrated
: that at the time the tax law became op
i 1 rative upon him, on Jan. 13, lie held a
i comparatively small amount of securi
ties. He frankly admitted that slrica that
date he had come Into possession of a lot
of property. After Mr. Vanderbilt mad,* 1
! the necessary affidavit Mr. Gillespie said
• that the tax would be levied only on the
, SII.COO. Then Mi Gillespie thought tho
; interview was over, but it proved' not
1 to be.
"Mr. Commissioner." said Mr. Vander
■ bilt, "in order to demonstrate that I wish
• to sustain a proper burden as a citizen
: of this city I will say that I am willing to
pay taxes on $250,000."
Mr. Gillespie was both surprised and *
delighted, and told Mr. Vanderbilt that ho
wished there wore more like him.
Encasement Rings tli# Rage .Vow-
To Miss I.ila Sluane belongs the credit
cf having inaugurated a new fashion
which will doubtless find many followers
both in and out of the 400. Until now en
gagements have beon signalized by tho
gift of a ring to the maiden by her swain.
Miss Sloane, not content with this, has
presented her future husband 'with an
engagement ring, which he now wears iti
j token of the fact that he is no longer a
fiee agent, lint "under orders."
It Is a very handsome ring adorned with
; a large cabuchon sapphire flanked by tw.i
fine diamonds and is fitted (in to the lit
tle linger of his left hand. In future all
men who marry and who belong to the
fashionable set here in Xew York will
likewise look for an engagement ring
from their fiancee, a species of return for
the ring which they give to her.
Low's Cabinet Ripe Km- Revolt-
So Intense has the friction between offi
cials of the fusion administration become
that the resignations of several commis
sioners are likely to be filed with Mayor:""
Low within a week.
The refusal of Comptroller Grout, with
the apparent concurrence r of the mayor,
to allow the amounts asked for by tho
heads of the departments for their ex
penses this year, has brought the trouble
to a • ad.
"While the mayor will not talk about
the matter, it is known that he regards
the reference of Commissioner Dough
erty of the department of water supply,
gas and electricity to the "inane and in
sane policy of economy," as a direct
fling at himself, as well as the comptrol
The mayor and the comptroller, backed
by President Forr.es, of tho board of al
dermen, >are determined to keep Ihe new
budget below the $10O,o0O,0M) mark. Mr. -
Grout says that ihe administration Is
under a campaign pledge to the people
not to increase the expenses over those
of the Tammany administration. How
to reconcile thte pledge with the demands
of the htads of departments, which ag
gregate nearly $105.</>O,OOO, is the question
which is now causing the trouble.
Nixon Fiachta .New fork Central-
Tammany will ask Gov. Odell to veto
the Bedell bill granting extraordinary
powers to the New York Central Rail
road company to condemn city property
for the proposed electric loup. Chief .„•
Xixon wired Gov. Odell for a hearing
dom, CO per cent; United States, over 1,000 ,„ .
"Commercial relations between tho
United States and the Orient should, in
Mr. Austin's opinion, be especially clos«
because of the fact that each sectioa
produces articles which the other section
requires. Tropical and subtropical prod
ucts have become a very large propor
tion of the imnorts of the United States,
and are constantly increasing, both in
quantity and value and in the percentage/
which they form of the total import*
In the year 1901 the importation of trop
teal and subtropical products amounted
to nearly $400,000,000, or almost one-half
of the total imports of the United Statts.
This class includes such articles as raw
silk, libers, India rubber, cabinet and dye
woods, for us • in manufacturing, and tea,
coffee, cocoa, sugar tropical fruits etc.,
for foodstuffs. , t
All Are Con«tantly Importing.
"All of these av^ not produced in the
Orient, but, in some cases, at least, are
the chief products of the countries lying
on the opposite side of the Pacific. On
the other hand, those countries are con
stantly Importing the class of articles
which the United States produces, and
for which our producers desire to find a
market abroad. Thus the commerce of
the United States and the countries of
the Orient may be considered eomple
mcntal, and for this reason a rapid and
permanent growth in exchange of theso
mutually necessary commodities may be
expected .when direct water conrunicatlon
is established between the producing and
consuming centers of the United States
and those of the Asiatic countries and*..
islands in question.
In addition to this mutual reliance
upon each other of the countries in ques
tion, there are other natural conditions
which seem to favor commerce between
the two sections when the Pacific ia
opened to direct transportation between'""*
the producing and consuming centers of *
the two great sections. Among thestf
causes are: (1) The fact that the United
States has a larger frontage on the Pa
cific than any other nation; C2> that it haa
more and better harbors; (3) that it con
trols practically ail the great way sta
tions, or mid-ocean islands, and es
pecially those having valuable harbors
and necessary as -landing points for
cables; (4) that it has at Manila a point
of special importance and commercially
strategic value for the concentration and
distribution of commerce; and (5) that
in the great currents of. air and water
traversing the Pacific the conditions ar«
especially favorable to the Unite
The fact that a great current of water
and air Hows westwardly across the Pa
cific from about the mouth of the pro
posed isthmian canal by way of tha
Hawaiian islands to the Philippines
thence turning northward past the great
commercial centers of Asia-Shanghai
and Yokohama— across the Pa
cific in the vicinity of the 'great circle'—
the shortest route across that ocean,
thence down the western coast of th»
United States and past our chief Paciflo
coast cities, to the very point of begin
ning, seem to give special advantages to
the commerce between the two sections^
The distance from Brito, at' the western
end of the proposed Nicaraguan canal to
Manila, following the equatorial currents
of air and water, via the Sandwich isl
ands. la in round numbers 10 000 mis-*
and from Manila back to Brito via Shan*!
ha , lokohama and San Francisco jo aw
miles, thus giving to the vessels engaged
in that commerce the advantages of fa
vorable air and water currents during
the entire voyage, and practically at all
periods of th. year."