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THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S
circulation now exceeds that
of any other morning newspaper
In the Twin Cities except only
the Minneapolis Tribune.
THE St. Paul Sunday Globe is
now acknowledged to be the
best Sunday paper In the North
west and has the largest circula
ADVERTISERS get 100 per
1 » cent more in results for the
money they spend on advertising
in The Globe than from any other
THE Globe circulation is ex
clusive, because it is the only
Democratic Newspaper of gen
eral circulation in the Northwest.
A DVERTISERS In The Globe
reach this great and daily in
creasing constituency, and it
cannot be reached In any other
THE GLOBE GIVES THEM.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1904.
THE WAR NEWS.
It has become necessary to accept
all war news with a liberal sprinkling
of salt. And this is not at all the
fault of those enterprising young men
who have been sent to tell the truth
about what Is doing at the seat of war,
for the behoof of their fellow country
men. The Russian and Japanese gov
ernments, retailing absolute control of
the ordinary channels for the trans
mission of news, are obviously bending
their energies to the task of misrep
resenting conditions —and this in spite
o£ the efforts of the small but un
doubtedly competent staff of American
and European correspondents in the
field. The events reported during the
past couple of weeks prove conclu
sively that Russian diplomacy and the
Japanese disposition to make mystery
over the simplest occurrences has set
at naught the efforts of the publishers
to procure dependable information.
One week ago we had an official
Russian announcement that Dalny had
been evacuated. There seemed to be
no room for doubt of the fact. It was
printed in absolute good faith in both
Europe and America. Now we are
informed that Dalny has not been
abandoned, but that the docks on the
water front have been blown up with
a view to hindering the landing of
Japanese troops. Some days later we
were assured that the Russians had
bee^ driven back from the Tain, de
feated at Feng Weng Chang "and were
retiring precipitately on Mukden. A
day later this was proven to be a ruse
of the war. We were then informed
that the Russians had evacuated New
chwang; now we are told that they
contemplate abandoning that town.
Port Arthur has been bottled up
whenever it served the purpose of the
Russians to spread that interesting bit
of news afresh, and the day before
yesterday it was announced briefly but
authoritatively that the Russian fleet
in that harbor had been blown up by
the commanders. Yesterday the same
authority calmly disavowed the state
ment. Last week Port Arthur was
completely cut off from railroad and
telegraph communication with the
Russian base. Now the Russians ad
mit that trains have been sent
AH this mass of willfully perverted
news shows the activity of the Orien
tal politician, Russian or Japanese.
That the misstatement of fact is part
of the war game as it is being played
in the East is not to be doubted. Nor
can blame attach to the correspond
ents. The reports that have come out
as written by the correspondents have
been verified. Those reports which
have been labeled official have gen
erally proved to be false and promul
gated with a purpose.
Tliis makes the work of editing the
war news difficult indeed, and while
these conflicting reports exasperate
the public, they are even more exas
perating to the publisher* asd great
news agencies, a great deal of money
Is being spent to procure oorneet in
formation as to the progress of the war,
but the correspondents appear to be
altogether at the mercy of the several
boards of strategy. The only office the
newspaper can perform for its readers
under the circumstances is to censor
the official reports with what discre
tion may be exercised.
Lucy Page Gaston, after spending
her life in a war on the cigarette is
now told that she has done more to
promote cigarette smoking than any
other force of her time —not excepting
the cigarette trust. Still Lucy Page
gives no evidence of an intention to
let her pipe go out.
ENFORCE THE SPEED LIMIT.
The chief of police will have the very
hearty support and commendation of
the community in enforcing the speed
limit prescribed for automobiles. We
have no hostility toward these play
things of the wealthy, but, on the con
trary, love .to see them scurrying
around the outskirts and carrying peo
ple through the country on bright days
away from the noise and discomforts
of the city. We realize their many
points of convenience and their equal
rights with other vehicles upon the
public highway. Just as in the case of
the bicycle, however, the intoxication
of possessing a machine capable of an
hitherto unattained rate of speed car
ries men away and needs the cor
rective regulation of the public author
It is not essential to the possession
or enjoyment of an automobile that it
be driven upon the city streets at. a
high rate of speed. If the owner wishes
to enjoy the sensation of a racing
gait, he can go into the country or out
upon some of the boulevards where
there will be no interference and no
danger. But the streets of St. Paul are
narrow at best, they are now crowded
with people, and the rapid passage
through them of such vehicles as this
is fraught with necessary danger. The
right of the pedestrian is first to be
considered. That right is meager and
worthless if he has to dodge across
streets to evade automobiles running
on railroad time. We have granted too
many privileges already to the street
railway company and are too lax about
enforcing the laws governing it. Let us
not add another to the perils of the
If the statutory rules governing the
speed of automobiles are not satisfac
tory to the owners, let that be legally
changed. Enforce the laws governing
the running of automobiles within the
city limits as well as all others. We
think that a slight change of the regu
lations might profitably be made, con
fining the slower speed to the business
district and allowing a higher rate in
the residence and outlying districts.
The main thing, however, is that the
automobile should be held strictly to
its legal account; and that the author
ities should continue, as they have de
termined upon, to enforce the rules
governing it without fear or favor.
Perhaps it would have been cheaper
to move the entire population of Min
danao to St. Louis. Their fellows in
captivity at the fair have not yet
evinced any disposition to rebel as long
as the dog supply is kept up.
LOOK NEARER HOME.
We extend our sympathy to the es
teemed Minneapolis Tribune for the
agonies that it suffers over the present
fortunes and future outlook of the Hon.
John Lind. The Tribune devotes its
leading article daily now to considera
tion of Mr. Lind's parlous situation. It
bewails his imaginary difficulties and
offers him the sweet counsel of the
alien and the inane.
Mr. Lind has not asked the Tribune's
advice so far as we are aware. He has
hope in the support, confidence and ap
proval of his people, and just at this
moment he is being regarded by Re
publicans generally throughout Minne
sota with the gravest apprehension.
Their fear, which is also the inspira
tion of the Tribune's particular atten
tions, is that he may see fit to step
into the field as a candidate for gov
ernor. In the present condition of
things, with Republican candidates
throwing liberal quantities of mud at
one another and all of them finding !t
stick, with the state administration
discredited and under conviction of sin,
there is not the slightest reason to
donbt that John Lind would be the
next governor of Minnesota should he
consent to run. This is the specter
that nils the Republican brain with
horror and causes the Tribune to sit
up late o' nights.
Mr. Lind has done many and great
services to his party at home and
abroad. Not the least of these is bis
declaration in favor of the candidacy
of Judge Parker. That the latter is
also an object of terror to Republicans,
and that they feel constrained to aid
in his defeat by fair means or by foul, is
instanced by the Tribune's own policy;
which consists in repeating day after
day the same old absurdities and false
hoods, thrice exposed and thrice dis
credited, on the chance that they may
somewhere reach a Democratic eye.
There are other things besides char
ity that might begin at home. Suppose
the Tribune should remit for the mo
ment its attentions to Mr. Lind, who
neither needs nor appreciates them,
and spare a few leisure moments for
Judge Collins. He has, been accused
openly of the most flagrant of political
offenses and has declined to publish
the correspondence in connection with
this notorious episode. Let it cast a
few shafts at Mr. Dxran, wno is also
under fire with regard to hia past offi
cial record and is in the very thick of
the political melee. Let it consider
the case of Gov. Van Sant and the
state board of control, who have obsti
nately refused to inquire into a very
grave ' scandal connected with one of
the institutions o£ the state. Let it put
its finger on one of the thousand ulcers
which- cover the body of Minnesota Re
publicanism and devote its ingenuity
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1904.
to a cure. Both the Democratic party
and Mr. Lind are quite able to take
care of themselves, and both are in ex
cellent health and condition at this
Of course you netfer can tell what
•may happen, but under normal condi
tions the odds would be about 100 to
1 that it would not snow tomorrow.
FAIRBANKS IT IS.
It is somewhat amusing to read in
the Republican prints that Senator
Fairbanks, of Indiana, has "consented"
to accept the vice presidency. Further
more, he has informed President
Roosevelt that he desires to have the
honor of being his running mate. This
transforms a graceful willingness into
a somewhat obvious anxiety. There
never has been a minute when Senator
Fairbanks would not have "consented"
to take the nomination on any terms or
conditions that might have accompa
nied it. There has not been a minute
in which he was not working with all
the resources at his command and all
the political devices within his reach to
It is no secret that President Roose
velt does not want Fairbanks. He has
taken the measure of the man. His
sole qualification is that he is a totally
negative character, and that he comes
from a doubtful state. Did he hail
from any other place than Indiana he
would not even be mentioned as a "fa
vorite son." In public life his study
not to make an enemy Is one of the
standing amusements of public men.
It is related in one of the New York
papers that not long ago a newspaper
man rushed into the press gallery at
the national capitol and said loud
enough to be heard by the reporters,
"Senator Fairbanks has committed
himself at last." Instantly pencils
were made ready and the correspond
ents prepared to report a sensation.
The newcomer said: "Senator Fair
banks announced this morning that he
thought it would probably rain before
Now Mr. Roosevelt wants no such
man as a running mate. He needs a
vote getter, and he knows it. If Sen
ator Fairbanks has few enemies, he
has no admiring friends. Nobody is
anxious to get out to work for him.
He is not strong in his own stated ex
cept in this same passive and negative
way, and this is not going to be a neg
ative or a passive campaign. Still
Fairbanks is a man not exactly to be
offended, and even a bolder man than
Mr. Roosevelt might well hesitate to
declare to his party either that he
wished or did not wish a given person
nominated for the vice presidency.
That would be a public taking over
of the party control to tvhich the coun
try is not yet used, even by the ad
vances in that direction made under
With Cullom and Cannon both de
clining vigorously to be nominated and
Fairbanks asking for it; with no other
candidate in sight and nobody appar
ently caring a rap who fills the place,
It is altogether probable that the as
sociate of Mr. Roosevelt on the na
tional ticket will be "the gentleman
The fate of Gov. Yates reminds us
that the uses of a slush fund are
limited everywhere except in Chicago.
The disclosure In the Ames trial of
the Republican party's method of
gathering in revenue in Minneapolis is
interesting, but not surprising. Dr.
Ames said on the stand ttiat the former
"boss of the gamblers" was the col
lector of revenue from gambling houses
and other illicit occupations; and when
asked what this person's business was
replied tartly, "to get money to help
elect you and the rest of us."
This is another ulcer on the body of
Minnesota Republicanism. The . cor
rupt old carcass is getting frequent and
and free exposures in these days. The
grafting system as it existed in Min
neapolis was as vile as could be im
agined. Doc Ames and his associates
have been held up to scorn on account
of it, and the chief culprit has been
fighting for years to keep out of the
penitentiary. Yet it is obvious that
he was only incidently one of the bene
ficiaries. Whether he had a private
share in the swag or not, the bulk of
it was undoubtedly devoted to public
campaign purposes. It was one of the
streams which fed the great lake of
boodle, on whose shores the tents of
the Republican enftmpment are pitch
It is not the people of Minneapolis
alone who are touched by this shame.
It Is the people of the whole state of
Minnesota. One disclosure after an
other comes forth to taint the Repub
lican party and to show its utter rot
tenness to the people. It has hidden
behind one or two artificial cries de
signed to befool the public. It has
made issues that were no issues In or
der to stir prejudice and passion, solely
that it might keep on undisturbed ita
corrupt and corrupting way.
We have been accustomed to point
scornfully at those Eastern common
wealths where bossism is triumphant,
and where the dominant party is al
lowed to remain in the majority, al
though its resources are fed from po
litical levies on crime as well as on
business. Let us look a little nearer
home. That same system has been
adopted by the Republican party in
Minnesota, and it is smeared all over
with evidences of universal graft. The
decent people of the state should ris..»
uu and put an end to It. '
Williams, of Mississippi.
Rarely, Indeed, has a man come so
prominently before the public in as
short a space of time. That same keen
insight into affairs that marked his
course in the house is evidenced in
the statement that it would be un
wise to attempt to nominate a South
ern Democrat now. Sentiment in fa
vor of the various aspirants has al
ready reached a point where the en
trance of a formidable candidate into
the field might cause a disastrous dis
ruption. But the time is coming when
the South will be accorded recognition,
and when that .day arrives, should Mr.
Williams' future career prove as bril
liant as his past, he will be found in
the front rank of those available for
the position.—Detroit Free Press.
When all the chief powers find them
selves on excellent terms with each
other the absurdity of the present ar
mament will be patent. The United
States at present spends more on the
augmentation of its navy than any
other power. Its annual war expendi
ture in a time of peace exceeds that of
any other nation. It is, therefore, re
sponsible to a great extent for the
large naval programmes of some of the
European powers. This fact cannot be
ignored. In an era of good feeling and
reduced armaments our government
will doubtless be constrained by pub
lic opinion to conform to the better
spirit of the times.—Baltimore Sun.
Should Get Rid of Them.
Democrats should compel the Popu
lists and Socialists to bolt or they
should bolt themselves. Compromise
will merely prolong the agony. The St.
Louis convention should be asked to
pass upon the Democratic situation in
the Northwestern states. It is im
portant that Democrats in this section
of the country should know pretty
soon whether it is going to be worth
while to maintain an organization.—
The Control of the House.
The Republicans have 206 members
in the lower branch of the present
congress and the Democrats 177 mem
bers, so that a net change in 15 con
gressional districts in the coming elec
tion would give the Democrats control
of the house. A sane and safe Democ
racy could accomplish that task. No
other kind can do it.—Boston Herald.
Cannon's Spring Job.
Other congressmen may now enjoy a
few weeks of leisure and recreation be
fore the active campaign opens. But
Speaker Cannon may have to put in
considerable time during the next
month in combating a popular inclina
tion in his party to make him a vice
presidential candidate. — Providence
If Grover Cleveland had the good old
habit of asking a blessing, a licentious
press would search his daily supplica
tion for political significance. This is
what it Is to be the biggest man in a
party in a state of solution. —Minneap-
Luring the Japanese.
Certainly if the Russians are luring
the Japanese on they are luring them
just where the Japanese want to go
anyway, and where it is highly disad
vantageous for the Russians to have
them. —Chicago Record-Herald.
Found He Was Mistaken.
The phrenologist who fourd that, by
his bumps, Uncle Ham B«ge didn't care
for money, found something cist- when
he tried to touch the great financier for
a fancy fee.—Atlanta Constitution.
The Cost of "Strenuosity."
"Strenuosity" comes high. Do the
American people want to give it a new
lease of plunder? —Atlanta Constitu
Ryan—H. A. Tomlinson. St. Peter; Mrs.
J- F. Fisher. Winnipeg; R. 1 W. Dyball,
Omaha; Mrs. C. S. Edwards. Mayville,
N. D ; Dr. J. R. C. Sievers and wife,
Butte; H. J. Bohlfiag, Omaha; Will White,
Dcs Moines; C. A. Whitaker and wife.
Omaha; E. C. Goodrich. Grand Rapids,
Mich.; John Walsh. Lead, S. D.; George
T. Nicholas. Omaha.
Merchants —W. R. Baumbach, Wadena;
H. T. Tinker, Courtney. N. D.; W. P.
Manly. Sioux City; A. Hodgson. Spokane;
T. H. Sullivan. Grand Forks; C. H. Rines,
Princeton; Charles W. Pomeroy and wife.
Kalispel. Mont.; J. B. McGaughey, Wi
nona; G. W. Dorman. Portland. Or.; J. A.
Pugh. Hayward, Wis.; C. L. Prentice. Al
bert Lea: J. H, Me Vert y, Fargo.
Windsor — M. B. Marris. Iron River,
Mich.; W. F. Muyers. Helena; W.B. Stew
art, Dubuque, Iowa; H. Young. Milwau
kee; Thomas Sheehan and wife. Chicago;
D. F. Dillin. Everett. Wash.; F. A.
Cheeieman, Lake Mills. Iowa; Otto W.
Ink, Deer Lodge. Mont.; J. S. Mac Do
nald. Rush City; W.- H. Ryan. Little Falls;
W. D. Cranston. Syracuse. N. V.: C. A.
Young. Tvacy; C. Soivnson. St. Charles;
George W. Somerville. Sleepy Eye; J. Bur
ges and wife. Duluth.
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 12.—Fore
cast: < •.'.''■
Minnesota —Fair Friday; Saturday show
ers; fresh northeast to north winds.
South Dakota—Fair Friday, warmer in
west portion; Saturday fair, warmer.
, North Dakota—Fair Friday,, warmer in
south portion; Saturday fair, warmer.
—Warmer in west, showers in east
portion Friday; Saturday fair.
Montana —Fair and warmer Friday and
Upper Michigan—Rain Friday and prob
ably -■• Saturday; fresh northeast and
northwest winds. ■» r--■•:- .... t, ,;....?,;
Wisconsin— Showers Friday and Satur
day; brisk northeast to north winds.
St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures.
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation. Highest tempera
ture, 54; lowest temperature; 43; average
temperature, 48;-diily range, 11; 7 p. m.
temperature, &3; barometer, 29.93; humid-'
ity. .62; precipitation. .05; 7 p. -m. wind,
south; weather, cloudy.
■/'■■<..:--<,. *BpmHigh; *Si>mHigh
Alpena 56 76 Jacksonville .70 76
Battleford ....at rSti Eos Angeles. ..64 ' 68
Bismarck ... .2s-.fO Marquette ....40 46
Buffalo ..... .»8 68 Memphis 76 80
Boston .so"*£#€ Medicine Hat.. 56
Chicago ..... jgS^lO Milwaukee ....50 70
Cincinnati .. /vff s2!Miimedosa .C..48 54
Cleveland ...&2 16 Montreal ...; .58 60
Denver K.._j-New Orleans .76 82
Dcs Moines .748 :50 New ~ York ■. ,\. 66 -' 74
Detroit ..;.'. 70 5 76'Omaha .:.. 52 52
Duluth ..... 38 :42 Moorhead .....38 50
El Paso ....:««^ 82 Qn'Appelle ...52 54
Edmonton ... .58 -18 Francisco. 52 58
Escaaaba ■.. . .#^f 5 St.* Louis .. :\ 74 80
Galveston ... -jg^lS Salt Lake ... .62 M
Grand Rapidsjnß^|4Sa>i "Antonio . .76 7S
Green Bay .. TO :S. Ste_ Marie. 54
Havre .-.v.,^i9o?t s'.' ra.«hmgton .. .6« 76*
Helena .:::.;;60^52iWbiriIpeg ;....40" 46
Huron -.'.;:..': a# 54; -' ;;.^;v._ .. ; : . :..
: •Washington time (8 p. n> St. Patrl).
River Bulletin— i ' ': /
- : -. -:I ■■"! Danger Gauge Change In
■ - -Line. Bearding. -24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 7.4 *0.2
La Crosse .... 15 7.!» 0.0
Davenport.... 10 9.<) —0.4
St. Louis 30 24. . —-'.2
•• •Rise. —-Fall.-'--" -' -"• '" '""'' '- r -
The -Mississippi r - will rise in the vicinity
of St.. Paul during the next twenty-four
What the Editors Say
The Republicans are showing un
mistakable signs of wanting to get
into shape to fool the people on the
tariff question again. Doubtless reci
procity will have a paragraph in its
national platform this year, great
promises of reform during the cam
paign, and the usual result afterward
of nothing being done. The rank and
file of our Republican friends appear
to be a gullible lot, however, and
promises "go" with them as well as
The sentiment among the Democrats
of the state is strongly in favor of
Prank Day, editor of the Fairmont
Sentinel, as the Democratic nominee
for governor. With Day in the race
the people would have an opportunity
to vote for a good, clean man, and one
who could acceptably fill the bill. —
Norman County Herald.
There is one thing certain: The
people of the United States learned a
greet deal more about the government
of Cuba by Spain than they now learn
about United States government of
Porto Rico and the Philippines. —Du-
The sooner the state gets rid of Bank
Examiner Sam Johnson the better it
will be for all concerned. Sam is
spending too much of the people's
money to further his own political
ends. —Cambridge Independent.
With beef on the hoof going down
and beef on the block going up, while
the middle man appropriates all the
best cuts, it looks as if the people
would have to take up with the horns
and tail. —Austin Transcript.
EDUCATED MEN IN POLITICS
Judge Alton B. Parker's Ideals in Poli-
tics and the Public Service.
The following are extracts from an
address delivered to the graduating
class at Union college by Judge Alton
B. Parker, the honorary chancellor, on
June 12, 1901:
Opportunity of Educated Men.
Superficial observers of present political
conditions, which too often disclose local
leadership to be in the hands of selfish
men, who use the power they possess to
accomplish results hostile to the public
Interests, frequently assert that there is
no opportunity for the educated, thought
ful, unselfish and independent man in
politics; but if such persons would only
sound the depths of political history the
fact would be revealed to them that
whenever a great question of public im
portance has arisen it has been presented
and championed through the press and
on the rostrum by the educated thinkers
of the country, who. for the time being,
are the real leaders, and under whose
banners the organization leaders hasten to
marshal their forces lest their power
shall be overthrown by the impelling
force of an idea.
Civil Service Reform.
It has often happened in the past, and
i in the future will continue to happen,
that organized forces under the leadership
of individuals having for the time no
more lofty ideal than their own personal
advancement or that of some of their
followers, are made most effective instru
ments for the accomplishment of results
wholly foreign to the leaders' purpose and
often hostile to their desires. This is well
illustrated by the fortunes of civil service
reform, the principle of which, by the
way, early found expression in a letter by
President Jefferson, dated July 12, 1801,
which was in reply to a committee of
merchants of New Haven, who had pro
tested against two appointments made by
the president, and in which, after stating
in' substance that the members of his
party had been excluded from office, and
expressing regret that difference of opin
ion had been deemed sufficient to inter
► diet half of society from the rights and
blessings of self-government, he conclud
ed as follows: "But their total exclusion
calls for prompter corrections. I shall cor
rect the procedure: but that done, re
turn with joy to that state of things
( where the only questions concerning a
1 candidate shall be. Is he honest? Is he
capable? Is he faithful to the constitu
Many years later a movement in the di
rection of civil service reform was initiat
ed by students of political affairs, who
were not affected by the question whether
two great political parties were fairly rep
resented in the Dublic service. The lead
i er.s in that movement, which included
: many thoughtful, unselfish and public
spirited citizens, like the late George Wil
liam Curtis and Dorman B. Eaton, who
believed that the public service would be
greatly benefited by permanency of tenure
and selection because of fitness, rather
than because of caucus efficiency, entered
upon a systematic campaign of education,
having for its purpose the upbuilding of a
public sentiment that would command the
necessary legislation to establish on a firm
basis such a system of civil service as the
public needs required.
Tilden's Great Services.
Would the limits of this address permit,
I should be glad to invite your attention
to a few of the more remarkable instances
in each class, such, for example, as the
great struggle in the city of New York in
1871, under the leadership of Samuel J.
Tildcn. which resulted in the overthrow of
the Tweed ring and released that great
city from the clutches of an organized
band of plunderers. Thus was the foun
dation laid broad and deep for his nomi
nation and election as governor in 1874.
Both his nomination and election were
bitterly opposed by many men who were
prominent in his own party, but they
could not cheek the tide of public senti
ment which set in in favor of a continu
ance in the slate at large of the methods
that had rescued the metropolis. The
election over, some of his friends feared
that his aggressiveness against those who
were defrauding the public might cease,
and among them was his close friend,
Charles O'Conor. at one time the recog
nized leader «f the American bar, and who
throughout the long and bitter fight
against the Tweed ring had stood shoul
der to shoulder with Tffden. giving him at
all times and in all places the benefit of
his great legal ability and mature judg
ment. The fear that Tilden's zeal might
abate was very frankly expressed in a let
ter from O'Conor to the governor shortly
after the latter's election, in which he
quoted this couplet from Moore:
To place and power all public spirit tends;
In place and power all public spirit ends.
O'Conor's fears proved to be groundless,
for he who had fought the Tweed ring as
a private citizen at once grappled with
and overthrew the canal ring as governor.
His enemies within the party were legion,
and on every hand Etemocrats were to be
found who denounced him for conduct
which they were pleased to assert was
disrupting his party. But before his short
term of office as governor expired he had
been nominated by his party for the office
of president, and later received a majority
of the votes of the people, an experience
that had nut fallen to the lot of any other
Democratic candidate for the presidency
in twenty years.
Wise Advice to Young Men.
I have thus briefly called your attention
to a broad field; which requires the labor
of many cultivators if the weeds that
menace the choice grain which all would
have come to maturity are to be kept
down, and have also suggested that it is
the special duty of men with your advan
tages to take part in that work, and I
beg leave in passing to remind you that
the satisfaction which comes of the con
sciousness of duty well performed will
compensate you for your efforts. But if
you are ambitious for power and place in
government, they also are quite likely to
come either because of faithful and ef
ficient service personally rendered in hum
ble positions at the beginning or as a re
sult of the contributions of intelligent
political effort toward filling- public offiV'-s
with men whose ambition is to serve the
It may well be that some of your best
efforts in behalf of the public will prove
ineffective, indeed, may seem to be un
appreciated; but remember that you are
not striving for appreciation, but only to
accomplish results for those who need
your services, whether they realize it or
not —that yours is a higher ideal than to
secure personal applause; it embraces a
war against wrongs and a struggle for
justice for those who are sadly in need of
Ek- not-discouraged! Press on! support
ed by the assurance which the history of
civilization gives, that rigj^i and justice
will in the end prevail.
At St. Paul Theaters
"The Harvester," which Otis Skin
ner, one of America's most accom
plished actors, and his truly admirable
company presented at the Metropoli
tan last night is a French pastoral
drama. Therein it differs vastly in
point of theme and dialogue from the
New England variety exploited by
such "simple annals" as "Shore Acres,"
"The Old Homestead" and "York State
It is distinguished from our native
product, because it is the creation of a
Frenchman, Jean Richepin—who saw
life through Gallic spectacles. True,
the scene of action in the adaptation
for home consumption is transferred
from France to Canada, but that is not
a violent wrench. Sunny skies, luxu
riant foliage and rich harvests smile
on the inhabitants of both countries.
The vital difference lies in the fact
that the mainspring, the motive of
this French drama is founded on the
indiscretion of the heroine, committed
before the overture is played. Indis
cretions of this sort can have no place
in our pastoral plays. They are rele
gated to our society dramas.
Nevertheless, "The Harvester"
speaks, and not without response from
an American audience. A discussion
of its theme would invade the domain
of morals. It is sufficient to say that
its strongest act, the second, could not
have been written had the wife and
mother not nursed a guilty secret,
whose revelation she dreaded more
than one could fear the plague.
The hero of the Frenchman's play is
a gypsy, a man of all countries and
no country. An American playwright
seeking to emasculate the drama would
have made him a tramp, which indeed
he is. His gospel is "the road." He
delights to plod
"Onward, where the rude Corinthian boor
Against the houseless stranger shuts the
The uncertainty of coming into con
tact with a supper adds zest to his life.
He knows no boss. He is gloriously
But in his peregrinations he loves a
lass now and then, and one of the
maidens whom he loved "not wisely
but too well" is the heroine of this
This all happens in the prologue.
Nineteen years elapse before the cur
tain rises on the second act. The
gypsy's sweetheart is married to the
thrifty farmer Francois. A son just
blossoming into manhood is their
pride and support, for the honest fa
ther is stricken by paralysis. He loves
the daughter of an avaricious farmer
who knew that the boy was not Fran
cois' son. To prevent the alliance, he
declares in the presence of the helpless
Francois and his distracted wife that
the young man has no name.
This scene is unmistakably the cli
max of the play. It is fairly brutal in
its frankness—after the French fash
ion. It is noteworthy that Mr. Skinner
himself does not appear in the entire
act," a rare concession in these days of
stars who are jealous of every mo
ment they have to spend in their dress
The gypsy comes back, after nine
teen years, to find his son he knew
not of, a victim of alcoholic solace.
He meets the mother, which is most
repugnant to our Anglo-Saxon sensi
bilities. Somehow we feel they ought
never to meet again until her husband
is dead. True, he does die just before
the final curtain, but then the no
madic "Harvester" starts out "on the
. road" once more, which is disappoint
ing, though, it cannot be denied, en
tirely consistent on his part.'
That same French frankness in dis
cussing domestic contingencies, which
the late James Herne employed
in "Sag Harbor" and "Shore Acres,"
was noticeable, especially in the last
act. The men in the audience laughed,
and the women couldn't help smiling.
It was so spontaneous and human.
Otis Skinner's portrayal of the gypsy
glowed with vitality. An actor of his
experience, his physical endowments
and histrionic acquirements, has a
mere plaything in such a role. His
resonant voice, expressive eye and
graceful, manly bearing could not but
lend it magnetism. A lesser actor
would make you despise the wander
ing, irresponsible scamp, whose peni
tence, nineteen years delayed, was a
Mr. Skinner is to be congratulated
for surrounding himself with so ad
mirable a company. Lizzie Hudson
Collier's impersonation of Toinette
was not only finely conceived but most
convincingly executed. Her artistic
restraint was in evidence In the most
crucial situations, notably that at the
close of the strong second act.
A finished characterization of the
grasping Master Pierre was contrib
uted by that seasoned player, George
Clarke. The total effacement of the
actor's individuality distinguished this
embodiment of a greedy, avaricious old
Unqualified praise is due J. H. Col
ville for his well sustained and pictur
esque delineation of Francois, the hon
est farmer, who refuses to believe his
Maud Durbin lent an air of sweet
simplicity to the character of Aline,
Walter Lewis was quite satisfying as
Tony, Ben T. Ringgold altogether ade
quate as Thomas, the landlord, and
Marion Abbott, refreshingly spontane
ous in the role of the sympathetic land-
The scenery is all effective, that rep
resenting the harvest field, in the first
act, being especially picturesque.
—F. G. H.
"Resurrection," with Florence Stone
in the role of Maslova, will be the at
traction at the Metropolitan opera
house the first half of next week, be
ginning Sunday night. For the latter
half of the week Miss Stone and her
company will present David Belasco's
society drama, "The Charity Ball."
There will be a special popular-priced
matinee of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the
Grand today at 2:30 p. m. The regular
Saturday matinee will be given tomor
row. Tonight^the prize buck and wing
dancing contest will take place.
Beginning next Sunday night at Ihe
Grand an attraction new to this city, en
titled "Erik of Sweden," will open a
week's engagement. "Erik of Sweden"
will serve to introduce Ben Heodrieka, a
Swedish dialect comedian.
Rose Hill's London Folly company
will give a ladies' matinee at the Star
today, and the quality of the enter
tainment offered should fill the house.
Some excellent vaudeville features,
supplemented by clever burlesque and
comedy, make the bill a strong one.
Among the Merrymakers
The Way of the World.
Burns —Billings loves a joke, even if it
be on himself. He laughed like all pos
sessed when a fat lady came in and sat
upon his hat.
Scarby—But he d!dn"t know it was his
hat. He thought it was Hi!! s —Boston
Johnny—Pa. what Is a flploaat?
Pa—Well. son. it's a was who can
stretch hands across the sea witluiui put- i
ting his foot in it too. -Now York Sun.
Dominie Never Had One.
A preacher in th«» Brie of Man, dis
coursing upon Bunyon and his words,
said: 'In these days, ray brethren, we
want more bunions."— London Tit-Bits.
i A Kansas Marriage.
Spider—Webb was the headline over a
notice of a" marriage that occurred in the
vicinity of Burns recently.—Topeka Cap-
ital: -:•""-.-:•-. ~ _—-..-*-., - ■--
FOR JUDGE PARKER
Continued From First Pace.
tional convention are: W. H. O'Brien,
John W. Kern, B. F. Shively and Maj.
G. V. Menzies.
AH thirteen districts except the
Twelfth elected Parker delegates. As
the unit rule was adopted, the two
Hearst delegates from the Twelfth will
be unable to vote for Hearst's nom
ination. This condition throws Indi
ana's thirty delegates as a unit for
HEARST MEN HOLD A
Split Ocurs Among Democrats of Dis-
trict of Columbia.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 12.—The
Democratic convention of the District
of Columbia today elected the follow
ing uninstructed delegates to the na
James L. Norris, Edwin B. Hay, J.
Fred Kelly, W. Cranch Mclntyre, John
F. Monahan and John G. Campbell.
The platform demands economy in
public expenditures and home rule for
the District of Columbia. James L.
Norris was chosen member of the na
tional Democratic committee. Every
mention of Senator Gorman's name
was loudly cheered.
Almost at the beginning of the con
vention there was a split following a
determined but unsuccessful effort by
followers of William H. Hearst to en
force a certain rule. The entire Hearst
contingent, led by Hart W. Sherman,
president of the Central Labor union,
thereupon bolted, and with the aid of
some contestants, held a rump con
vention and elected six delegates who
were Instructed for Hearst. The rump
convention adopted a platform declar
ing for anti-trust legislation and con
demning the Republican party and the
present administration. The rump del
egates selected were: W. E. Carr, Her
man J. Schulties, Harry W. Sherman,
Ward Savage, Con Kenealy and T. P.
Of the sixty-six members of the con
vention only twenty-one bolted.
COULDN'T HOLD THE
CONVENTION ALL NIGHT
Yates Men in Illinois Fail to Force a
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 12.—Tho
first day's session of the Republican
state convention ended at 9 o'clock to
night without having perfected a per
manent organization. It will assemble
tomorrow to nominate a man for gov
The report tonight is.-that Frank O.
Lowden's supporters feared that if a
candidate were nominated tonight the
convention would be stampeded to
Got. Yates. It is certain that the
Yates men had planned to hold the
convention all night and consented re
luctantly to the adjournment. It is
certain that the temporary organiza
tion will be made permanent and that
Speaker Cannon will preside over the
The delegates at large to the na
tional convention will be Senators
Shelby M. Cullom and Albert J. Hop
kins, Speaker Joseph G. Cannon and
Gov. Richard Yates.
A sensation was created by the dis
covery that a large number of tickets
of admission to the convention hall
had been forged. It is charged that
this was done by Hamlin men.
One Is for Miles.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 12.—David
Overmeyer, a delegate at large to the
Democratic national convention, to
night announced that he would make
every effort to have the Kansas dele
gation support Gen. Nelson A. Miles for
president. Kansas Democrats have
chosen an uninstructed delegation, but
Hearst claims half of thy number.
Overmeyer has been looked upon as a
HIGHER WAGES FOR
MATES ARE PROPOSED
But Still the Lake Carriers' Associa
tion Can't Hear Masters and Pilots.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. May 12J—Capt
Paul Howell, district chairman of the
mastery and pilots, said tonight that
the Masters and Pilots' association
had come to the conclusion that in any
contracts that are not made before the
eveningl of May 14 a percentage will
be added to the original wage scale for
the tirst and second mates to offset th«
lost time from the Ist of May. In
other words, if a mate was scheduled
to receive $120 per month and he has
already lost half a month's pay and
has only six months of the season re
maining to pick up that loss of $60, $10
will be added to the $120. which will
make his wages $130 a month instead
'"We have already drawn several
contracts," said <'apt. Howcll, '"and
have them signed by owners from
Chicago and elsewhere, and they have
not had to pay the increase, but to
morrow and Saturday are the last two
days of grace."
William Livingstone, president of
the Lake Carriers' association, said to
night that the association had nothing
to offer that had not already been nn
nounced, and that no further confer
ence is In view. He said that the Lake
Carriers' association was not an elee
mosynary institution and could not
consider the proposal to increase the
cost of last year's operating expenses
H. Coulby. general manager of the
Pfttsburg Steamship company's fleet,
will order his masters and pilots to go
to work tomorrow, and it is said to be
the purpose of these employes to refuse
to do so, thus tying up that large fleet.
The boats could be made ready to start
out within a few days. All the men
who have been at work fitting up the
boats, except the licensed engineers,
were paid off today and discharged.
FAIR A GOOD THING
Exposition Officers Make a Tour of All
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. May 12.. — After
traversing the world's fair grounds for
five hours on a tour of inspection, the
officers and heads of departments, com
prising the management of the expo
sition, tonight sat down to a luncheon
in the horticulture building, and ex
pressed satisfaction with the showing
of the exhibits and the condition gen
erally. A statement in line with this
feeling was issued. After the luncheon
President Francis and , others madt