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THE WEATHER.
tn St. Paul and vicinity todays
Fair.
—— __. < >
VOL. XXVI.—NO. 232.
FINANCIAL REFORM
WILL BE DELAYED
Senator Aldrich Says the Committee Has Abandoned
the Idea of Attempting to Reach an Agreement
Upon Any Asset Currency Plan—Simple Bill to Meet
Urgent Needs Will Be Presented and Broad Financial
Question Will Go Over Till After the Elections
Special to The Globe.
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Aug. 19.—Sen
ator Aldrich, chairman of the senate
subcommittee, which has-been consid
ering a new currency measure, an
nounced today that the committee has
given up the idea of attempting to
reach an agreement upon any asset
currency plan.
It is the belief of the committee that
in the short time before congress is
convened it will be practically impos
sible to frame, with any hope of its
adoption, a comprehensive currency
measure that would embrace all the
larger questions which will yet hare
TURNS TABLES ON DETECTIVE
Prisoner on Train Shifts Handcuffs to Sleeping Guardian and
Gets Away.
Special to The Globe.
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 19. — George
Johnson, who was being taken back to
Chicago on a charge of grand larceny,
played a shabby trick on Detective
James F. Culkins, of that city. The
detective had secured his man in Wy
oming and was proceeding East with
him, feeling secure, as the prisoner
■was handcuffed and chained to the
Beat.
The detective took a nap, and while
he was slumbering peacefully the pris
oner secured the keys to the irons
WISCONSIN VETERAN
wrs out or line
Pathetic Incident of the G. A. R.
Parade of Weak Old Vet
erans.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 19. —
Ten thousand survivors of the Civil
war passed Jn review, today, marching
to the martial tunes that inspired them
to endeavor forty years ago. Above the
national colors, borne by every march
er, proudly floated torn and tattered
flags. These, with empty sleeves and
limping gait, were eloquent reminders
of the sorrow and glory of war". Un
like the parade yesterday, with the
quick marching line of youth, this pro
cession was the measured and steady
tread of age. As the different divisions
marched along, waves of sentiment
passed over marchers and spectators.
There were many still vigorous in line,
but they waited for their weaker com
rades, and the column halted often on
its two-mile course.
"It's my last march," said many a
grizzled veteran as he started out. "It
is now or never, and I am going to
try." One bent old man, seventy years
of age, with the Wisconsin delegation,,
dissuaded. His gait'grew slower from
block to block and he would have fall
en had he not been held up by two of
his companions. Two civilians stepped
from among the spectators and led him
out of line.
In the long line were m.en from every
corner of the nation. Veterans who,
perhaps, had enlisted from Maine or
some other far-away state wore the
badges of Western commonwealths,
showing the growth of the nation they
fought to keep intact. Of all the states,
California excepted, the one that had
the largest number in line was Illinois,
but Ohio was a close second.
Almost every delegation had its em
blem, Ohio its buckeye, Connecticut a
wooden nutmeg, Minnesota a loaf of
bread, and so on.
At the head of the procession rode a
veteran on a bicycle. Whenever the
marchers halted he circled around with
the ease of a boy until the line moved
on again.
The Badger state posts fell in after
Illinois and closed up the first division.
There were 300 in the line, led by Gen.
Arthur Mac Arthur, in civilian clothes,
keeping company with Gen. Amos
Cobb, of Nebraska, and Gen. Lyon, of
Wisconsin. At the head was Gen. J. P.
Rundell, commander of the depart
ment, and his chief of staff, Capt.
Henry, of Eau Claire. All of the Wis
consin officers were on foot, while the
New York, Illinois and Ohio delegates
were supplied with horses as well as
bands to accompany their divisions.
In the New York section two girls
trotted along, keeping company with
their fathers. One wife also accom
panied her husband.
.The Northwestern divisions in line
■were: Department of Minnesota, Com
mander Maben; Nebraska, Commander
Estill; lowa, Commander Raymond;
Montana, Commander Wisner; North
Dakota, Commander Rowe; South Da
kota, Commander Reed.
The afternoon was devoted largely
to receptions and reunions. At the
headquarters of the Women's Relief
corps and the Ladies of the Grand
Army, the number of visitors was so
great that passage through the rooms
was almost Impossible.
All of the state and company head
quarters were open and hospitality
was lavishly dispensed. In the even
ing thousands attended a corcert at
Mechanics' pavilion. Gen. Miles was
the guest of the Spanish-American
war veterans. The Women's Relief
corps gave a reception to Commander-
In-Chief Stewart.
Reunions were also held by the La-
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
to be dealt with. The energies of the
committee therefore are being devoted
to paving the way for the passage of a
simple bill to meet present needs. Re
publican members of both houses are
to be convinced of the necessity of
postponing consideration of the larger
question of financial reform until after
the coming elections.
It is also believed that with the ac
tive co-operation of Senator Gorman
the Democrats will be induced to re
frain from any factious opposition to
the measure the subcommittee will
present. Mr. "Gorman's recently ex
pressed sentiments are regarded as an
extremely hopeful sign. The new
measure will be drafted In the near
future.
from the detective's pocket, unlocked
them and then proceeded to put them
on the detective. While this was going
on the detective continued to sleep,
and the passengers in the car were too
busy at the same occupation to notice
what was going on. The former pris
oner left the train at one of the stops
between Cheyenne and Kimball.
When the detective woke he had
some difficulty convincing the train
crew that he was not actually the
criminal, but his papers proved the
case and they telegraphed ahead and a
blacksmith came aboard at Sidney and
filed off the irons.
dies of the Grand Army and the Wis
consin Society of Civil War Veterans.
A campfire at the armory of Spanish-
American veterans closed the events o£
the night.
The National Association of Union
Ex-Prisoners of War re-elected Com
mander James D. Walker, and named
John S. Ferguson, of Keokuk, lowa,
chaplain; Charles S. Fisher, of Minne
sota, is on the executive committee.
Berdan'a Sharpshooters elected S. C.
James, of Centerville, lowa, president,
to succeed R. W. Tyler, who is ill at
his home in Washington.
PROF. LANGLEY WOULD
SOFTEN HIS FALL
~, rSi'i *>l;jiV#*.,-fc?! *"f*
Says He Expects More Failures Before
His Flying Machine Flies.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19.—
Prof. Langley, secretary of the Smith
sonian institution, who is experiment
ing with the aerodrome, or flying ma
chine devised by him, today issued a
statement. He says:
"These trials, with some already con
ducted with steam-driven flying ma
chines, are believed to be the first in
the history of invention where bodies,
far heavier than the ,air itself, have
been sustained in the air for more than
a few seconds by purely mechanical
means. In my previous trials, success
has been reached only after initial
failures, which alone have taught the
way to it and I know no reason why
prospective trials should be an excep
tion.
"The fullest publicity consistent with
the national interest (since these re
cent experiments have for their ob
ject the development of a machine for
war purposes) will be given to this
work if it reaches a stage which war
rants publication."
Miners Starving in Alaska.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 19.—A
dispatch from Dawson says that H.
Bratnoder, a miner, arrived today from
the American Tanana with the story
that several hundred miners are on the
verge of starvation in the northern
part of Tanana district. Several are
said to have already died and many of
the living are existing on berries.
Insurgents Capture a Town.
VIENNA, Aug. 19.—An unconfirmed
rumor from Sofia says the insurgents
have captured the town of Utscheko in
the vilayet of Monastir. They are re
ported to have murdered the mayor and
to be holding the inhabitants to ran
som.
THE NEWS INDEXED.
PAGE I,
Currency Reform Postponed.
Minneapolis Flour Mills Close.
G. A. R. Parade.
Reliance and Shamrock Race Today.
Gen. Burton Inspects Snelling.
Dan Patch Breaks Pacing Record.
Proposed Farmers' Combination.
PAGE 11.
Will Reopen Logan School.
Saloons Must Close on Sunday.
PAGE 111.
Trans-Mississippi Congress.
Minneapolis Matters.
News of the Northwest.
PAGE IV.
Editorial Comment.
PAGE V.
St. Paul-Todelo Game.
Baseball.
PAGE VI.
Threatened Eastern War.
PAGE VII.
Of Interest to Women.
PAGE VIII.
Globe Popular Wants.
News of the Railroads.
PAGE IX. -
Market*.
THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1903.—TEN PAGES.
PRICE OF WHEAT -■ -
CAUSES SIX FLOUR
MILLS TO SHUT DO!
Minneapolis Millers Decline to
Pay $1.00 a Bushel or Even
94Kc—Washburn-Crosby Co.
Continues to Run Its Mills,
Having Plenty of Wheat.
Six of the Minneapolis flour mills
were closed down, yesterday. This is
the millers' answer to the recent ad
vance in the price of cash wheat. They
decline to pay a dollar a bushel or
even 94 l-2c, the highest quotation for
the best, of the old wheat on the market
yesterday. In preference to doing so
they decided to shut down.
So far the Washburn-Crosby com
pany has not reduced the number of
mills in operation at this time, al
though nothing- like the full capacity
has been operated recently. This com
pany is said to own practically all the
wheat in store here, and with the sup
plies of hard Kansas wheat that are
now coming in may be able to keep
going until the new spring wheat moves
freely.
Anchor and "B"' mills of the Pills
bury-Washburn company, and mills
"C," "D," "E" and "G," of the Consoli
dated Milling company, are the ones
shut down. Those concerns have not
sufficient wheat to keep the mills run
ning, and with the objection they have
Continued on Sixth Page.

HUTCHINSOIN, Minn., Aug. 19.—1t Is Rumored That Sam Anderson, Jr., Will Ex
hibit at the State Fair a Watermelon Which: Can Only Be Opened by the Use of a
Plow. Anderson Refused to Confirm or Deny the Rumor.
BANK AT BEAUMONT
CLOSED BY EXAMINER
Texas ■..■'. Concern Promises to
Reveal a Bad State of
Affairs.
,! BEAUMONT, Tex., Aug. 19.—The
Citizens' National ~ ; and \ Savings bank '■
this afternoon was closed by Bank Ex-;
aminer Logan.-: He refused to say any
thing concerning )£ the status of \ : the
bank's; affairs, except that he had pre
pared fa": statement -. for the comptroller
of the currency. '> -"; VV: . v ; " :
';'-.,• It ". is rumored .on the street - that 1 the
bank has a large sum in paper which
is alleged ;to -be. almost worthless. ;It is '■
also said that there :is $200,000 in over
drafts. r. The bank was opened for busi
ness on May 31, 1901. The -fi capital
stock - was ]': $100,000, and the \ deposits ;
have been in the neighborhood of $500,
--\ 000 .until : recently. ~ - - :■' ;">;~ -
T"> The - other banks in " Beaumont were
prepared for r the collapse. Their offi
cers f say z-. they have i provided 5 for £ any
emergency that t may arise | tomorrow,
when -' the'fact fof A the suspension be
comes generally ; known. They - say ;no
other bank will ■be affected; by the fail
ure.
.«*-.
LIGHTNING KILLS MAN
AND STUNS WIFE
Woman Driving a Binder Reaches Her
'•] Husband Unconsciously. /-:'":
Special to The Globe. -> - v-,'-',--'
CROOKSTON, Minn., Aug.:J 19.—01 a
Simonson, a well-icnown j farmer living
■ near Eldred, ;; in the % town of I. Roome,
was struck by lightning yesterday aft
ernoon. He and his wife were .driving
binders in the : field, when the lightning
struck shis ,_; machine, ki(Jed ';him-' and ■
stunned the horses. VV.*r CV l:i ■'. -C; '■ •'Jfr^',
pi Mrs. Simonson was-also shocked and
does % not | remember how—she reached
her husband. When she came to her
; self; she was :by his body. The stubble
was ?on ; fire V all V around £ her and the >
clothing was ; almost burned from the :
body.
FARMERS WOULD
COMBINE FOR
DOLLAR WHEAT
Fruit Growers and Dairymen
Are ! Also Included ;in a INa
- tlonal Plan to Maintain Prices,
: Control Distribution and Save i
Commissions. ;.- ,p -
| CHICAGO, ; 19.—Plans ? for ; com
bining farmers, '■'■ flruit growers, dairy
men and all other producers of natufal
food products into one ' national organ
ization -were- considered.-at- a confer
ence S today' between representatives of
• several y. of:, the «^ farmersg co-operative
i associations. This movement has for :
its purpose the maintaining prices,
the ; control of f distribution of * products :
and 'the saving of large sums ;of money
; paid Jin commissions. • The plan con
templates the erection vof grain ; eleva
tors '> and cold storage warehouses ;in
'all': parts of , the country where products
! may be i held, if " necessary, until 3 sueh J
times 1": as i they can Ibe marketed vat% a 1
fair ? price. It was decided to hold a
] farmers' convention ,1n Chicago %on •
Sept. -8 to i consider detailed plans of
organization. | Th«.'calrfor the conven
tion follows: -"O ".'** .-.'' - ■ ■
"In view of the uncertainties at pres
ent attending the reporting of crops
and markets and of prices of farm
products a meeting was held at Chi-
Continued F/P.m Third Page.
DEVERY DISPENSES
ICE CREAM AND CAKE
Treats 40,000 Women and An
nounces Platform as May
oral Candidate.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—Devery treat
ed 40,000 women to ice cream, cake and
milk today; led a grand march with a
woman he didn't know, and announced
his platform as candidate for mayor
in the next campaign. All this hap
pened at a picnic' at Sulaer's Harlem
River park, at which the William S.
Devery association was host and wom
en and children from all over town
were guests.
Men were charged a quarter a head
to get into the grounds, the receipts tc»,
be used to buy next winter's coal for
the poor.—before the election. At least
8,000 men were tfcere, so there's $2,000
as a starter for-"the Devery free coal
fund. Estimates of the total attend
ance, day and evening, varied all the
way from 20,000 to 75,000. There were
60,000 people fhere In the course of the
day, anyhow, and when Big Bill sat
on an upturned em^ty ice cream freez
er along about midnight with a nurs
ing bottle in his right hand and a hun
gry baby on his left arm which he was
good naturedly attending while the tir
ed mother retired behind a tree to fix
up. he figured that the 'memories' of his
picnic would add at feast 20,000 to his
total vote on election day.
Bill didn't go up to the park till the
evening, after the afternoon crush of
babies and the small boys had been fill
ed to the muzzle with, ice cream and
cake. Before leaving the pump at
Twenty-eighth street he read In the
evening paper stories about the great
naval inspection at Oyster Bay and
they gave him an idea. He called up
Eddie Schneider, hfe factotum, at Har
lem River park, and gave him this
message over the telephone:
"I want to walk into the joint be
tweer. a double row of rooters that will
make that warship game down at Oys
ter Bay look like a prohibition rally in
Second avenue. Juat Mnalke bugs on
one side of the han amFftte mothers
and babies on the other, and I'll walk
Continued on Sixth Page,
DAN PATCH MAKES
NEW WORLD RECORD
FOR THE PACERS
Goes a Mile at Brighton Beach
In 1:59, Lowering His Own
Record and Star Pointer's by
Quarter Second — May Do
Better Yet This Season.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—Dan Patch
today broke the world's record for pac
ers by going a mile in 1:59, driven by
McHenry, at Brighton Beach. The pre
vious record of 1:59% was paced by
Star Pointer in 1897, and by Dan Patch
in 1902. ■-..
There was a stiff breeze blowing,
which struck the horse fairly in the
face. The track was a little slow, but
the effect of the wind was discounted
by sending a runner in front, while a
second runner galloped alongside. In
view of the adverse condition, the an
nouncement was made that Dan Patch
would go against the track record of
2:00%, but would also try to beat the
world's record of 1:59*4.
When the unbeaten pacer, for Dan
Patch never lost a race, appeared on
the track, he was loudly cheered, and
after a few preliminary warm-ups he
received the word. With a swift, fric
tionless stride he shot from the wire
and seemed to be determined to push
his nose into the flying sulky which a
Continued on Third Page.
MAE TREATY NOT
REALLY "REJECTED"
It Was "Disapproved," How
ever, and Colombians Try
for a New One.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19. —
Unofficial, but what is considered en
tirely reliable information, has been
received by Dr. Herran, the Colombian
charge d'affaires here, indicating an
intention on the part of the Colombian
senate to resume consideration of the
subject of a Panama <fanal treaty in
place of the one disapproved by that
body on the 12th instant. This shows
a decided change in the turn of affairs
and leads Dr. Herran to hope that a
measure yet will be passed by con
gress which will form the basis for the
ratification of a tTeaty between the
United States of Colombia and the
United States of America for the con
struction of an isthmian canal. Dr.
Herran's information is that on the
13th instant, the day after the disap
proval of the treaty by the senate, that
body voted to appoint a committee of
three members to act jointly "with a
committee from the house of repre
sentatives in the formation of a meas
ure having for its object the ratifica
tion of a treaty by the executive of
Colombia after the Colombia congress
passed an enabling act outlining the
terms and conditions on which a trea
ty should be drawn. The president of
Colombia by this act would have full
power in the premises, and tha treaty
would not have to be afterwards sub
mitted to the Colombian congress.
A dispatch-from Bogota would indi
cate that perhaps the initiative taken
by the Colombian senate, according to
Dr. Herran's information, already had
borne fruit and that committees from
the two houses of the Colombian con
gress have agreed on a measure mak
ing possible the preparation and ratifi
cation of a treaty. The question of sov
ereignty having been the predominat
ing one in the Colombian debates the
presumption here is that whatever
measure is agreed on as a basis for a
treaty would be along lines that will
I Continued From Third Page.
PRICE TWO CENTS. tfvPciW
UPTON BEGINS
HIS "LIFT" TODAY
Reliance and Shamrock Are Ready for the First Race of
the International Series, the Challenger Being Award
ed Twelve More Seconds of Time Allowance — Both
Boats, of Course, Will Win—Weather Forecast Prom
ises Only a Slight Breeze.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—1t was an
nounced at the New York Yacht club
tonight that C. D. Mower, the official
measurer, had remeasured Sir Thomas
Lipton's cup challenger, Shamrock 111.,
off Sandy Hook today, and that as a
consequence the challenger would be
allowed an additional twelve seconds in
the races, making a total time allow
ance of one minute and fifty-nine sec
onds, against the previous estimate of
one minute and forty-five seconds.
The new measurement revealed that
a mistake had been made In measuring
the length of the topmast. When Mr.
Mower ran his tape over the vessel
again today he found that the throat
halyard block was three feet lower
down than his figures of yesterday
showed. This made the length of the
topmast greater by three feet, reducing
the size of the mainsail and thus de
creasing the sail area. The new meas
urement brings the racing length of
the Shamrock 111. down to 104.4 instead
of 104.77, equal to a time allowance of
twelve seconds.
The measurement was made at the
request of Sir Thomas Upton. The
difference in the measurement was
caused by the lowering of the throat
halyard block three feet, thus adding
HYMEN GETS TELEPHONE GIRLS
So Many Marry That Managers of Exchanges Find It Hard to
Continue Business.
Special to The Globe.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 19.—An epi
demic of weddings ig causing' telephone
managers trouble* For the second time
In one month the Turtle Creek ex
change has been left without an op
erator.
-July 15 Miss Maud Post^thwalte ap
plied for leave of absence. She mar
ried Roy Welford, a railroad man of
AGED MEN QUARREL
OVER HOUSEKEEPER
One Shoots the Other and Is Under Ar-
rest at Dcs Moines.
Special to The Globe.
DES MOINES, lowa, Aug. 19.— N.
Hussey, aged «ixty-flve years, is under
arrest here charged with shooting Ja
cob Weiss, aged seventy years, in a
quarrel over Eva Shock, who smiled
more tenderly on Weiss than she did
on Hussey. Hussey shot four times at
Weiss, one bullet taking effect. Weiss
walked to the police station, and while
his wound was being dressed swore
out the Information on which Hussey
was arrested at the home of his son.
Weiss lives in a basement under
Hussey's carpenter shop. He says that
Hussey has been trying for a long time
to get Miss Shock to live with him as
his housekeeper, but she preferred to
work for Weiss. To show his temper
in the matter Hussey recently threw a
pail of refuse in front of the door to
the Weiss domicile. Weiss made him
sweep it all up.
A few days ago Hussey repeated the
act and when he refused to make
amends the two aged men engaged In
a fist fight, the woman looking on,
which landed them In the police court.
Today they had" another encounter and
the shooting resulted.
BOGUS DRAFTS ARE
PRESENTED IN ST. PAUL
Man of Many Aliases Is Reported Busy
Working Several Cities. #
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 19.—A man of
many names is making bogus drafts,
and seven speciments of his work
reached the Corn Exchange National
bank today and on Tuesday. Their
face value amounted to several hun
dred dollars.
The drafts have been presented in
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater ana
Shakopee, Minn. They purport to have
been issued by the First National Bank
of Milwaukee. The man has assumed
the aliases of H. R. Baburn, R. J. WiW
Hams, B. J. McLean, L. W. Luscombe
and R. J. McVicor. The number in the
corner of most of the drafts is 36,388.
COMMITTEE NAMED TO
BLOW UP MINE
Latest Allegation Regarding the Sun
and Moon Affair in Colorado.
IDAHO SPRINGS, Col., Aug. 19.—At
the hearing of Napoll and Carbonettl,
Italian members of the Miners' union,
who ara charged with complicity In
the blowing up of one of the buildings
of the Sun and Moon mine last month,
William Bate, a union miner, declared
that H. E. Chandler, financial secre
tary of the union, told him some time
before the explosion that a committee,
consisting of Napoli, Carbonetti and
Philip Fire, had been appointed to
blow up the Sun and Moon.
Philip Fire was killed by the explo
sion. Chandler has been missing since
some time before the explosion, and
the officers have been searching for
him.
The Housewife Is tr.e Fur chasing A gen t,
for the Hsme. She buy 3 her supplies
DURING THE DAY. She finds out
where the Best* Bargains are to bs had by
reading the Advertisements In ths
MORNING PAPER. :::::::::::
to the length of the topmast and de
creasing the sail area.
Secretary George A. Cormack was
asked tonight If the measuring was
the result of any dissatlsfaction"n the
part of Sir Thomas with the figures
obtained by Mr. Mower.
"Not at all," said Mr. Cormack.
"Simply Sir Thomas- altered his boat
by lowering the throat halyard block*
then asked for a remeasurement and
got it. That's all."
The wind at Sandy Hook at midnight
was south southeast eight miles an
hour; weather, cloudy. A moderate
sea was running.
London Papers Interested.
LONDON, Aug. 20. —The newspapers
are displaying the keenest interest in
the coming contest for the AmerLca'a
cup. All the customary arrangements
for giving results, including devices
for Illuminated announcements of the
progress of the races, have been made.
Hopes for Sir Thomas Lipton's success
run high, but the newspapers in their
editorials all refrain from indulging in
prophecy.
The Standard thinks that even the
Continued on Sixth Page.
Braddock. Miss Britemart Umstot, of
Wilmerding, was installed in her place.
She applied for leave of absence today ,
and the telephone manager learned she
had married Robert J. Stewart, of '
Wilkinsburg.
Last week Carrie Straugh, of the |
McKeesport exchange, eloped with ,
Charles Miller, a railroad man. These
are only a few of the numerous similar
Incidents.
DAVID B. HILL HITS
PRESS BUREAUS HARD
Ridicules the Pretensions and
Self-advertising of Of
ficeholders.
OLCOTT BEACH, N. T., Aug. 19.— :
At the annual picnic of the Niagara
County Pioneers' association today 20,
--000 persons gave a reception to David
B. Hill. An immense crowd gathered ;
at the open air theater, where the ex-J
ercises of the day were held. Attorney
General Cuneen paid a tribute to Sen
ator Hill, who was the next speaker.
Senator Hill said in part:
"The tendency of the times is to- j
ward indulgence In that peculiar spe- i
cles of sensational performance which
may be characterized in general terms:
as 'spectacularism.' Spectacularists
usually affect superiority over other j
people. In the matter of patriotism |
they desire to be regarded as the only
true patriots. They assume to possess .
all the virtues, while other people, in
their estimation, possess all the vices.
They abhor silence and obscurity.
They assert the commonest kind of
self-evident propositions, which have
become moss-covered from age, with
an emphasis as though they were or
acles, and as though their platitudes
were wholly original.
"They have their press agents, who,
unsolicited, supply the newspapers
gratuitously with the details of what
ever they do each morning, noon and
night, as though the world was hold
ing its breath for fear that something
would escape it pertaining to them
selves. If they happen to hold a public
office they are delighted to see their
smallest public acts paraded, magni
fied and applauded. They are sure
that there were never before such pub
lic officials as themselves —so earnest,
so honest, so self-sacrificring. They
meddle with everything, whether
within or without their official jurisdic
tion and usually muddle everything
with which theyt have anything to do.
"Spectacularism, ap here interpreted,
is a sort of disease; it expands the
head and contracts the conscience, and
may appropriately be called egomania,
which is another name for egoism.
"The hope of the country lies in the
great mass of cool, deliberate and con
servative citizens who pursue their vo
cations and -perform their duties unos
tentatiously and entertain sincere con
victions of their life's work. They
neither deh'ght in war. In contention
nor in unnecessary strife. They carry
no chip upon their shoulders, always
looking for trouble. Their ways are
ways of pleasantness, and their paths
are peace, and they believe that
righteousness more than the triumphs
of war exalteth a nation."
Mr. Hill also discussed mob law and
business conditions.
CIRCLES THE WORLD
IN FIFTY-FOUR DAYS
James W. Sayre, of Seattle, Succeeds in
Beating the Record.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 19.—James
Willis Sayre, the Times globe trotter,
reached Seattle at 4:15 o'clock this
afternoon, over the Northern Pacific.
Mr. Sayre had been gone from Seattle
exactly 54 days, 8 hours and 10 min
utes. The best previous record was 60
days. 13 hours and 29 minutes.

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