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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAT. AT THE GLOBE BUILDING, COR. FOUI'TII AND CEDAR STREETS BY LEWIS BAKER. •ST. PAUL GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily (Sot I.vclupixc Sunday.) . -rr in advances'? 00 I _ m. in advanced 00 _ in. in advance 4 00 I 6 weeks in adv. 1 00 One month Toe. ";' DAILY AND SINDAT. 1 vi in advanceslo 00 I .'!*..*>-. In adv. .B2 50 tin In advance 500 I 5 weeks in adv. 100 one month SJc. BUHDAY ALONE. 3yr In advance. s2 00 !:* mos. in ndv s">c Cm in advance 1 00 | 1 mo. in adv ""Oc Tr.i Weekly— (Daily — Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) lyi in advance. sl 00 | 0 mos. in adv.. s2 00 3 months, in advance —SI 00. WEEKLY ST. PAUL GLOBE. One Tear, §1 ; six Mo. 05c i Three Mo. Ssc ■Rejectee! communications cannot be pre served Address till letters and telegrams to THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn. TO-DAY'S WEATHER. WAf-nixc.Tox, Dec. 23.-For Wisconsin: Light rain turning to snow; decidedly colder Winds, becoming westerly. For Minnesota: Light snow, followed Monday by clear, de cidedly colder northwesterly winds. For Dakota: Fair, colder, northerly winds. For Iowa: Rain turning into snow; colder, winds, becoming northwesterly. WEEKLY KAIKFALL lIErOBT. Damn States Signal Office, St. Paul, Dec. 23, 1 968.— the week ending Dec. 22: There has been very little rain or snow re ported to have fallen over that portion of this state mainly comprising the watersheds of the Minnesota and upper Mississippi riv ers. STATIONS. "fri"l STATIONS. jjjj"' Alexandria j 0.01 iFort Ripley.... l 0.00 Fergus Falls . ".1" Ortonville I 0.01 .'cd-vood Fulls.) 0."4 list. Paul I 0.1 2 Al Alexandria* Fort Ripley a d Ortonvillc there was about one Inch of -.now on the ground; there was none a; any ot the other places. P. F. Lyons, Sergeant Signal Corps. OBKEBAL OBSERVATIONS. *" a k a 5 a Q X _ s •**• *§ 2o Wg. So Place of 5- IS Place of ?- go Obs'vation. 2 2 I***"; Obs'vation. 2 « j-jC* *"> : -. '.'■ -. *-_ "i ■*■* "2 •"" : c I <"■* : <t r* * -* 1 r* • 7 St. Paul.... 29.06 48 Ft. Buf ord 30.02 12 Ft. Sully .29.82 34 Ft. Custer. 29.06 22 Ft. Touch. 29.94 12 Helena. ... 30.--6 14 J'uluth.... 29.02 46 Minnedowi 30.04 0 La Crosse. 20.82 &4 Appellc 30.20 4 Huron 29 80 :•*.: Calgary. .. 30.30 0 Moorhead. 29.86 2«» Medlc'e 11. 30.12 18 St. Vincent 29.92 12 Fort Garry Bismarck. |2'.*>.9o| 181 Edmonton. 29.62 16 PERSONS sending away the Christmas Globe should put at least 3 cents in stamps on it, as 2 cents will not carry it. -ato If THE White Caps really propose to make the coal barons victims of their pleasantries, they may become a more popular institution. mm No eabi.v settler was found yester day old or impudent enou*rh to try to remember a Christmas period when peo ple hunted the shade for fort. Hannibal Hami.in is said never to wear an overcoat in a Maine winter. So far in this Minnesota winter no coat of any kind is very needful for comfort. Mi The lowa legislature has already pro- Tided lor the disposition of its share of the money under the war tax refunding bill. They don't mean to let it lie around to tempt people. — ■ Loud Bacon, Shakespeare or Ig natius Donnelly said that, reading makes a "full man." It is suggested that the Republican senator from Vir ginia must la* a constant reader. The refugees from Jacksonville, Fla., have been flocking back to their homes of late. There is no inducement for people in the NortlnVesf to go South this winter. The South has como to them. -"-a** In tiii: interest of consumers an ordi nance has been adopted in New York requiring all vegetables, fruits and ber ries to he sold by weight. Still it will not prevent the big apples and berries from coming to the top. m A i-.'i.i. fight in the city of Mexico on a recent Sunday was attended by only 80,000 people because the rest could not get into the Inclosure. It might be well to send a few more missionaries there before it is annexed to this coun try. ma. — An Indianapolis paper offers SCOns a prize to the neaiesl guess at the next cabinet. There is a man there named Harrison who ought to be able to take in the money, but it is doubtful if he could make a success at it just now. Tin: servant girls in Boston sent $100, --000 as Christmas gifts to friends In Ire land. Probably as much in proportion went from most other cities. It is a good advertisement of the country, as well as conducive to cheerfulness with the re cipients. -at— Aw*; a year ago at this time the Storm forces wen holding high revelry over the Northwest, without much re gard to the comfort or convenience of the people. Probably there has been a change of routes this winter. -.— It* some enterprising newspaperman bad managed to locate a phonograph between the confidential chairs that held Habbison and Quay in that re cent three hours' interview, he might have a scoop on a sort of news of much present interest to a class of aspiring Republicans. Possibly Mr. Blame would like to hear a phonograph sub jected to that ordeal talk. «et- The man who distinguished his early years by eloping with Tom Benton's daughter is to be placed on the retired list. Some one ungenerously speaks of him as "the pathfinder who never found a way, the millionaire who never had a cent, and the general who never won a battle." Be was also an emancipator who didn't free any slaves, and a candi date who was not elected president. With a boastful air and an eye on Chicago, a Washington authority re ports that a judge in that city granted five decrees ol divorce in six hours. A Chicago man, with a nasal uplook, notes as a common incident that in the same six hours one of the Chicago courts had qualified thirty-five couples for new matrimonial partners. It is useless to attempt competition with the Lake City in this branch of judicial industry. THERE hits been a strange fatality among the Conservative members of the house of commons, four having died in a few weeks none of them aged. Perhaps this adds to the apprehension of the Republicans who arc clamoring lor a special session of congress. Their live or seven majority may be cut by the demise of members in the next eleven months. They evidently are not confident that Providence is on their side. m A COSTLY office. The candidates for aldermen in New York city have to pay an assessment of f3Be before the election and expend three or four times as much in personal canvass. Asa theory it is an unprofit able vocation, but, as a condition the opportunities it affords make it a place eagerly sought for by many who are not lo 'king exclusively for the public weal or personal honors. THE QUAY LETTER. Judging from the tone of Col. Quay's letter to the Fargo gentleman who wants the postoffice at that place, it is hardly worth while for Gen. Hakrison to worry any more about the cabinet. If lie is not to sit at the head of the table, it doesn't make much difference who goes into the cabinet. Quay doesn't beat around the bush in letting his friends know that he is to be the administrative disnenser of patronage. With a Mikado-like arrogance he as-' sumes that when lie says a thing is to be done it is virtually done. He doesn't write to his Fargo friend that he will try and fix him In the postoffice that is longed for, or that he will use his influence with the post master general, when that official has been named by the new president. Curveting and cavorting are not accord ins to the Quay style. When he goes at a thing he goes direct. Although the advent of the new administration is more than two months off yet, and the cabinet officers will not be appointed until after Gen. Habmso** is in augurated, Col. Quay doesn't admit any possibilities in his consideration of application for offices. He writes to his Dakota friend that it is all fixed, and he is to have the Fargo postoffice. The only additional fact of special interest in connection with this matter is Col. Quad's an nouncement that Foraker is to go in the cabinet, and from the fact that his name is used in connection with a post office appointment, we are led to infer that Col. Quay will make a postmaster general of Foraker. ~ Of course it will relieve Gen. Har rison of it good deal of wony and an noyance by having the job of cabinet making taken off his hands. It will also be a relief from the cares that presum ably attach to the presidential office to have a man like Col. Quay act as dispenser general of the federal patronage. Rut it does seem that a man must have a mighty poor appreciation of the power and dig nity of the office of chief magistrate, who will permit his hands to lie tied in advance of his inauguration, and to be led into the White house blindfolded without any intelligent idea of what he is going there for, or what is to be done after lie is inducted into office. The Quay letter to the Fargo gentleman is a lamentable evidence of the utter ab sence of a spina) column in the Harri son* anatomy, It simply demonstrates that Blame and QUAY are going to be bosses of the administration, and that Harrison is to be a mere puppet in their hands. ■*»■ A JUDICIAL NEED. The only sensible move the anarchists have ever made was the proceedings they instituted last Saturday to obtain from the Chicago courts an injunction to prevent the police from interfering with their meetings. We are not sure that the courts ought to grant the in junction, but it is absolutely essential that there should be a judicial deter mination of what limitations, If any, are to be placed about the freedom of speech in this country, or what Interference is to be permitted where citizens assemble in a peaceable manner. There are those who have no sympathy with the anarchists, that regretted to see such an exercise of arbitrary power its the Chi cago police officials exerted in this mat ter. it looks to be a dangerous prece dent to establish. If the law officers have a right to prevent the peaceable assemblage of one class of citizens, they would have the same right to pursue a similar tyrannical course toward other classes. If the holding of socialistic views wen* made a crime by statute, or ii the law forbid the publication of an archistic opinions, then the case would be different, But as long as our laws permit all American citizens to indulge in all sorts of religious, social and political vagaries, we fail to see by what right the police power of the government can be exerted in the sup pression of the vagaries. At all events it would be wise for the judiciary, now that the opportunity is presented, to consider the matter and to determine where the lines are to be drawn in the exercise of that provision of the or ganic law which guarantees the free dom of speech to tin* citizen. DAKOTA INSANE STATISTICS. The annual report of the North Da kota Insane asylum, just issued, shows the singular fact that out of ISO patients received the past year, 122 were of for eign birth. Of course, this is not a measure of the relative population of native and alien born. A great major ity of the people of that section are of Tinted States nativity. An explana tion of the excess of Insane among the immigrants is that the Dakota ozone is too exhilarating, and bewilders their faculties. Many of the foreigners come from a much severer climate, ami the mildness of the United States weather enervates and unbalances their minds. ' An Esqlmau lady relates that when i by some happy accident she came south- j ward from her native land, she was . obliged to stop at Iceland for a lime to adapt her system to climatic mildness gradually, but when she got down into a North Dakota winter the heat was al most oppressive. There may be other! contributory causes to the excess of in- I sanity among those of alien birth, hut j this will hardly be questioned In Da kota. coloring* TIER. The internal revenue department has lately made a decision that will stir up ' the makers and dealers in the genuine article of butter. The last congress re sponded to their demands with a very stringent enactment against the bogus substitutes. But those who have relied , only upon the lacteal element for sub- : stance, have quite numerously used : "butter color*' at certain seasons, to improve the looks of the article and make it more salable. The matter has j been made a subject of official consider- : ation and this month the Internal rev enue officer in New Hampshire lias j been instructed that all butter contain- ! ing annotto or any coloring matter whatever shall be considered as oleo magarine. under the act of congress of 18S6, and taxes and penalties must be collected from the makers and dealers as in the ease of oleomargarine. Every : person who deals in the colored article will be liable to the penalty. — MOSS BACK DIGNITY. The governor of Illinois is palpably not in need of treatment for mental . weakness. He has had the good sense to put bis massive foot upon the action \ of the state board of health in revoking i the license of a medical practitioner be- ' cause he chose to advertise. The Hit- j nois board was not sporadic in itsilliber alitv. The medical profession is a J noble oue, and its Members average well up with any of the avocations that j are credited with much brain work; but, * like the greatest men of all the ages, j their virtues have a foil— a soft spot like ' THE SAINT PATH- DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 18S8. that found on the top of a child's head— I but unlike that, it doesn't indurate with I growth. The absurdity with the med ical profession is the hereditary moss back notion that it is derogatory to their vocation to advertise. They may have a secret, caste conception of dignity and elevation in hugging this airy conceit, but it is plain humbug to the unlearned common mind. It gives a lucrative field to empirics, and does not promote the popular estimate of the profession. The old governor has the common idea that it is just as proper for a physician asja merchant to advertise— in a suitable way, of course. THE TOBACCO HABIT. A man in Wisconsin was lately taken to the Madison insane asylum as a con sequence of giving up the use of to bacco. It does not follow, however, that a peril of this sort is incurred by all who abandon the obnoxious habit. The Wisconsin man was an almost in cessant chewer. He concluded that it was getting too strong a grip on' him, ana resolved to abandon it at once and entirely, if it killed him. His health failed in the effort, and the doctors ad vised the moderate use. His conscience or back, however, was up. and he per sisted in his abstinence until his reason gave way. He might have tapered off, perhaps, with gum chewing. But he is a type of men found at times outside of Wisconsin, who overdo whatever they take hold of. mm THK POSI OFFICES. A Republican paper says that the fact that the postoffices are mostly held by Democrats shows the hollowness of their professions of civil service reform. As a rule a Democratic president ap pointed Democrats to postoffices when the Republicans had served their terms out, very few - being removed before that time. If that fractured any reform idea, the Republican president will wreck it, as lie will only appoint Repub licans in similar cases, and if he doesn't turn out Democrats to make room for his hungry partisans he will have howl ers all about him. •-». . YESTERDAY. Yesterday was a hummer. It was a summer hummer, and hummed all day. According to Observer Lyons* statistics it was the boss December day of the Northwest, beating the record of all winter days for high temperature and eclipsing a good many summer days that were called pleasant. It is a day that we will all remember. And it is unneccessary to add that the weather put on its gaudy summer attire yester day, in special honor of the Globk's Christmas Annual. PROMINENT PEOPLE. "Princess nnd Prince Beatrice" is a new way of describing the Battenbergs. Jonathan Alexander, a veteran of Water loo, and a guard to Napoleon, at St. Helena, born in Edenboro in 1791), has just died. Mile. Popelin, who passed the law exam ination of the University of Bruxelles and received her diploma, was denied admission to the bar. The inventor of Volapuk, Dr. Schlever, contradicts the announcement of his death in the Volapukabled Zenodik. lie was very ill. but pulled through. The Philadelphia Kress asserts that "Lije" Halford whistles only in the Hoosier dialect. This is a mistake. Mr. Halford is an Eng lishman and -when he whistles he drops his "IPs." The first patent ever issued at Washington to a woman was granted in 1809 to Mary Kiss for straw-weaving with silk or thread. The patent office has granted more than two thousand patents to women. Lord Wolseley, England's only general, has been undergoing an attack of fever. He is now on the load to recovery, but is not yet in a condition to resume his place as the soli tary defender of his native laud. Already the- number of babies who have been named after Benjamin Harrison is large. At first the president-elect attempted to write a personal letter to all parents who honored him by conferring his name on their offspring. Now Elijah tries to perform this duty, but his whistle sounds very mournful at times as he looks at the pile or letters be- ; fore him. all of which refer to B.iby Benja mins. Mrs. Cleveland's latest eveniug dress is a stunner— bustle or no bustle. It is a Direc tory gown of pale pink crepe de chine, em broidered with roses and green leaves out lined in silver. The coat is of moss green velvet. For the waist there is a belt of coral cut in big cameo medallions and with coral collar nnd bracelets to match. Munemilsu Mutsu, Japanese minister to the United States, is becoming a fluent con versationalist in English. He spends much time in the study of our congressional sys tem, as he is looking for features to be adopted by his home government. He has been very much shocked at Senator Kidaleberger, and (anno! comprehend how our senate can stand the presence of the Virginian. "In Japan." says "Mutsu, "Slenator Hiddlebergee would be compelee to go out aud cut his stomach into towee." ALL AROUND. It is stated that a tidal wave caused by au earthquake will move at the rate of forty miles an hour-clear across the Atlantic. Vermont factories turn out 600,000 snow shovels per year, and New Hampshire aud Maine send the figures up to 1,000,000. More than $10,000 in cash has been paid out in the search for the murderer of Suell, Chicago, and no real clue has yet been struck. A doughnut received by Josiab Tillotson, of Vermont, in his Christmas stocking sixty four yean ago, is now on exhibition in Ben nington. It's strange, but true, that there are almost as many real Indians in New York state as in Minnesota. In all there are just about 5,000 red men to the Empire state. Sonic of lie brick houses erected in Eng laud 200 years ago are so cemented together that the walls have to be blown down with gunpowder when the site is wanted for some thing modern. li is said that the trustees of a heavily mortgaged church in London, Neb., in order to raise money to clear the debt, sold adver tising sjir.ee on the walls of the auditorium and that •'handsome advertising cards ap pear in conspicuous place*-, ihe charge being |5, aud the agreement including an indorse ment from the pulpit," A ( it.i'innwi establishment each year beats out 21,000 gold dollars into gold leaf, and as each dollar can be made into a she that will carpet two rooms sixteen and in? half feet square, some idee may be formed of its tenuity. It requires 1,400 thicknesses of gold leaf to equal a sheet of thin paper, and '.<"iu to form an inch. A gentlemen living near Portland recently dreamed that in a certain hole, under a stump of a tree, he would find a fur collar which bad been stolen from his wife. He visited the field, found the stump, cud plac ing his hand in the hole felt a furry sub stance, pulled it out, and dropped the s^urtk on short notice, aud has since been fumigat ing the clothes he wore on the occasion, Dreams are failures. The Dominion of Canada will adopt the chief features of our banking system. In I SOO radical changes will be made in the federal banking system of Canada. - The principal change will be the adoption ot an amendment authorizing the government to practically control the issue of legal tender aud correspondingly restricting the issue of notes by the various chartered banks. The change will be borrowed from the American banking system. W. T. Carleton will come into New York with a large private fortune to back his rivalry of the Arousons. Carletou has all the thrift of the average Scotchman, and a good deal ot experience in the comic opera busi ness. Even when be was singing leading parts at the Casino and basking in the flat tery of the matinee-going women of New York he carefully saved his money and at tended strictly to business. As soon as he accumulated enough money to make the venture a possibility he started with a com pany of his own. and he has kept resolutely out of the city and played steadily through out the West and South for years. Now he comes back with his own company and in a new opera to make a bid again for a recog nized position in the Mecca of all theatrical and dramatic stars— New York. 7**.' "-"•""*■* '• --* *-.." m — ' ..' WTTLE LAUGHS. Underdone cakes in the course of time will batter down any man's stomach. New Or leans Picayune. if time is money those baseballists who have been stealing seconds all summer ought to be pretty well fixed for the winter— Haute Express. There is no real objection, after all, to hav ing men go out between the acts at the thea ter. The objection is to having them come Somerville Journal. • . We all get the wives that were intended for us, says a social philosopher. He will allow us to remark, however, that the man who elopes with another man's wife gets the wife that wasn't intended for him.— Boston Cou rier. j" The rivalry between Chicago and St. Louis is ended. The people of ihe latter city can ride in Chicago street cars or walk. And the walking in St. Louis in the spring, particu larly wheu there has been much fall plowing done, is simply atrocious. Peoria Trail script. A Chicago clergyman, asked to account for the empty pews in his church on a recent Sunday morning, mournfully exclaimed: "Bob lngersoll, Bob Elsmere, and the Sun day newspapers." Probably he might have added with greater truthfulness, •Dull preaching.''— Denver Times. It is something of a consolation to the chaplam of the house that he is bliud. Otherwise he would feel aiseouraged at the. small number of congressmen who are on hand at prayers.— Boston Herald. "You have gone too far. John Smith." said Mrs. John Smith, tapping the parlor floor. "You have treated me outrageously." "What will you do:" sneered the callous husband. "I shall tell mother as soon as she comes home." . The wretched man bowed his head in his hands and murmured: "Got both teet in this time. "—New York Sun. i-_*» THE STATE PRESS. Blue Earth the Banner. Faribault Register. Indications point to the fact that Blue Earth county is the banner county of the state so far as candidates . for appointments to office is concerned. It would seem that there is no office within the gift of the gov ernor but what Blue Earth county has from one to four applicants for. It is epidemic like and is spreading rapidly. Gaining Strength. Heron Lake News. Taking the state papers as a criterion. Sen ator Sabin is gaining strength. The Odds. Carver News. The fight will undoubtedly be between Sa bin and Washburn, with odds greatly in favor of the former, or we are no prophet. Can't Help Liking It. Brule Index. Last Saturday's edition of the St. Paul Globk was a first-class Dakota issue. We can't help liking the Globe despite its politics. Tariff on Ice. Howard Lake Herald, The political issue in which St. Paul is a present interested is the subject of abolishing tariff duties on ice. The only way for the said city lo get its annual Ice palace is to im port the article from the arctic region of the British possessions. Senseless Gossip. Princeton Uniou. The Washington special correspondent of the Pioneer Press writes: "There seems to be something in the very name of Blame to inspire senseless gossip." The must sense less gossiper of the whole lot is that self same correspondent of the Pioneer Press. The Change. Yerndale Journal. Two weeks ago it was -said thai Washburn had a walkover in the senatorial race: one week ago Sabin has a lighting chance; now it is conceded that Sabin is "a very formida ble candidate." They Will Come. Benson Times. With such Indian summer weather as this what is going to become of St. Paul's annual Ice palace and the toboggan, snowshoe and other winter clubs of the two cities? Label Him Democrat. Graceville Democrat. It is to be hoped that the Republicans will devise no specious pretext for ousting Demo cratic officeholders. Whenever one must go, label him "Democrat," and cive him a kick that will land him in the boson*, or his party, forlorn, but not friendless; bereft, but not without hope. No Caucus. Owatonna Journal. There is no necessity for the Republican members of the next legislature to go into a caucus. There is enough of them to electa I'nitea States senator without the aid of such machinery. The caucus is a necessary evil— something to be used only in cases of emergency. Let us have a fair fight aud no favors. Demented Delusion. Granite Tails Tribune. It is thought by some that Gov.-Elect Mer riam has his eye on the scnatorship; that Lieut. Rice is chopping his winter's wood for the governor's parsonage, and that the candidates who are now in the field will come to grief when court sits. Delusive and demented delusion. The milleulum has not yet come. Called Rot. Wardena Tribune. The Washington letters of F. A. Carle to the Pioneer Press ought to drive away every democratic subscriber of that journal. These productions are an insult to every decent Democrat in the state. During the heat of a campaign there might be some excuse for such an amour* of "rot," but at present there is no occasion for it. The Amendment. Jlapleton Enterprise. The submitting of a prohibitory amend ment to a vote of the people will be the sub ject of considerable at the coming session of the legislature, as quite a. number of the representatives throughout the state are pledged to work for such an amendment. Blue Earth county has one representative who. though not pledged to such action, will make an earnest endeavor to secure such legislation. - Forgot to Mention. Swift Monitor. We notice that the Pioneer Press is being severely scored by several of the other dailies together with many different journals throughout the state, the said papers claim ing that the P. P. has failed in several in stances to fulfil its promise to write up different towus. We don't know how it is with other towns, but if the P. P. representa tive sought to make the "write up." a.- easy £3 he did in Benson, he may have become so lax as to forget to mention them altogether. Trading lor Whistles. West La Crosst*|Co-operator. The Minneapolis Tribune devoted a large space in last Saturday's paper to show that the Pioneer Press car scheme, which is draw ing money from so many towns, and under promise of great advantages from this paper's support, is a genuine fraud, and that the business men who were gulled into it are as a general rule disgu^tea with themselves for giving 510 lor a paper that would not help then one- tenth part as much as the poorest local paper printed at home and working for them all the time, and would not it they could. The Tribune is right, and next year it will require more than a car to gull people in that way. Some are trading the paper off for whistles now. Caught Suckers. Montivedio Commercial. -..; «':•:- The beautiful howl that is being let off by the tueople in all the towns of the Northwest concerning the scheme of the Pi-Press is laughable. The Pi-Press folks are shrewd. They know what a strong partizau spirit ex ists iv the G. O. P.. and during a campaign like the one just past, It did not Pike a great deal of misrepresentation, no matter how gauzy, to find many converts and obtain much money. The poor simpletons who bit at the bait can just as well lie quiet aud not flop around so much. They are safely landed. They can soliloquise all they like. We fe i sure if they were thrown back into the stream they would bite again next time just the same. The Pi-Press is always fishing for suckers, and they generally catch them. Southern Minnesota. . Winnebago Press. The sentiment of Southern Minnesota is ' daily growing stronger in favor of Senator Sabin's reelection. '"Minnesota never sent a man to the United States senate who labored more earnestly and effectually for the wel fare of the common people than has Senator Sabin. The more his public record is ex amined into the more apparent docs this fact become. It is also evident that the unfair ness with which Senator Sabin has been treated by the big corporation newspapers was not a move, by any means, in the inter est of the people, particularly at this time -"Then the farmers view with alarm the prob able formation at an early day of a gigantic railway trust in this country. -■ . Iv Bad Repute. Ashland News. The Minneapolis Tribune has begun a crusade against the Pioneer Press for what it claims is a big swindle. The Pioneer Press has written up (or down) a good many of the Northwestern towns, and made glowing and rose-colored promises of what it would do toward "booming"" at least 100 young cities. If it had kept its word the Pioneer Press would consist each day of at least fifty pages; but the fact is the Pioneer Press either bit off more than it could chew or it has deliberately swindled the enterprising citizens of the aforesaid cities and towns. Its write-up of Ashland was largely a rehash from the local press, and it has by no means boomed the town, although the local agent has worked like a beaver to make his paper popular and to keep the city represented in its columns. It only requires a man of moderate newspa per Instinct to see that he has been handi capped by the paper that he represents. The Pioneer Press is certainly in bad repute in Ashland, though it yet has time to make amends. * A Fak ? Sioux City Journal. Complaints are coming up from all over the Northwest of the confidence game played by the st. Paul Pioneer Press. The Pioneer Press called it an advertising scheme. Town after town in the Northwest was visited, and upon the strength of these lavish promises paid-up subscriptions, ranging from 50 to 300, were secured in each place. The sub scribers were sincere. The . Pioneer Press came in a special car, aud promised them the earth: promised to introduce er town to certain mythical capitalists under its magic spell; promised to introduce them by means of certain columns of paid boom mat ter per week; promised them maps— thing, everything. The whole scheme of the Pioneer Press in its spirit and purpose and result is dishonest. It is thoroughly illegiti mate. It is of course an injury to legitimate journalism, in so far as its odium attaches to all newspapers. But while for the moment it may bring gain to the coffers of the jour nalistic tine workers, it will hardly benefit even them iv the long run. The protest, which the victims have sent up so quickly when the real nature of the game was real ized is a sign that will stand by the old Quak er's admonition : "Friend, if a man fool thee once, that is his fault: but if he fool thee twice, that is thy fault.'' — ~*»- OUR LAWMAKER& G. S, Ives, of St. Peter, a Member of the Last Legislature. Mr. Ives was born in Dickinson, Franklin county, New York, in la-Hi, received a fair common school educa tion there, and in 1883 removed to Pots dam, St. Lawrence county, in that state, at which place he remained until 1504, when he enlisted, and served until the close of the war. in Company H, Fifteenth regiment. New York vol unteers. He was discharged in .June, 1505, and some time after his return to Potsdam resumed his studies, and fi nally graduated in the law department of the University of Michigan, in the spring of 1871. In September, 1871, he settled at St. Peter, where he has prac ticed law ever since, lie has served as county attorney of Nicollet county for four years, and" also in the capacity of city attorney of St. Peter -for several years. Owing to continued application to business before, and to a great deal Of bard work during the season of I^7, his health became impaired so that be was obliged to go to Florida immedi ately after the session, then to the Adirondack^ during the summer, and finally, to California, the next winter. His health has now improved to such an extent that he expects to resume his duties the coming winter. Imm Reading for the Women. A remarkable gathering of old ladies was enjoyed recently at Mrs. A. J. Dunton's, her mother, Mrs. Sylvia Al exander, having a birthday party to cele brate her eighty-fourth year. Six ladies were present whose ages aggregated 500 years. All were apparently in good health and were able to go to their homes after dark. They enjoyed an old-fashioned tea party.— Rutland (Vt.) Herald. Mrs. Catherine Aspell. widow of the late George Lewi--, received a verdict for ♦872.75 in her libel suit aeainst .lob Smith, the former partner of her late husband. The libel charged was an al lusion to Mrs. Aspell as a "so-called widow" and a "daisy" in a letter writ ten by Smith to Charles 11. Orton, of Pittsburg. The object of this letter was to divert Orton's custom from Mrs. As pell to Smith's rival establishment.— Philadelphia Record. All the Mrs. Malaprops are not dead vet. An old nurse in an uptown fam ily prides herself on her command of English, but sometimes she gets the worst of an encounter with the lan guage. Recently she informed one of iier ex-charges that -in the hospitals, Master Harry. I am told, they don't speak of 'skin" any more: they call it the curricle." Her newspaper reading led her to remark that after the Mud Run disaster the "extirpation of the i. cad from the derbis" had been attend ed with considerable trouble. New York Snn. • A CHRISTMAS SONG. Scatter the gems of the beautiful; By th wayside let them full. That the rose may spring by the cottage gate. ! And ihe vine on the garden wall; -• Cover the rough an 1 rude of earth ; With a veil of leaves and flowers, .And mart with the opening bod and cup . n The march of the New Year's hoars. Scatter the gems of the beautiful .' In the holy shrine of home: • Let the pure, the fair ; , and the gracefal there In their loveliest lustre come: Leave not a trace of deformity In the temple of the neart. But gather about its hearth the gems • Of nature and of art. Scatter the gems of the beautiful In the temple of our God— Tne God bo starred the uplifted sky And flowered the trampled sod: hen He built a temple for Himself, And a home for its priestly race, He reared each arch in symmetry ' And carved each line with grace. Scatter the gems of the beautiful In the depths of the human soul: They shall bud and bloom, and bear the fruit. While the endless ages roll: Plant with the flowers ot charity The portals of the tomb; And the fair and the pure about thy path In Paradise shall biooai. i CAN THISJE TRUE? It is Alleged That Western Farmers Maltreat New York Waifs Sent to Them. A New York Journal Writer Who Once Taught School Near Red Wing, Tells of Little Jack's Hard Lot And How a Farmer Named Oleson Treated Him. A Picture That Is Probably Overdrawn for the Pur pose of Effect. New York Journal. In last Sunday's issue of your valua ble paper 1 read the story of "Caged Babies," referring to the children who are yearly shipped from New York to the West and South to find homes with the farmers. It is a subject in which I have been very much interested, and I have won dered more than once why some philan thropic journal did not take the matter up and tell tne truth about it. And I am more than pleased that the Morning Journal, which is always on the side of the weak and oppressed, has hail the courage to speak for these poor little slaves, who are not able to speak for themselves. I have spent many years in the West and South. I know whereof I speak, and I would like for once to give the people of New York an opportunity of hearing the whole truth about this mat ter of child slavery, and 1 shall not make one statement which 1 cannot verify. The matter first came to my notice in IS7I, when an incident occurred that led me to investigate. I was teaching a little county school at the time in one of the southern counties of Minnesota, not far from the city of Ked Wing. One day, when going home from my school, 1 chose a short way across the lields.and chancing'to pass near a straw stack, 1 thought I heard a moan. Stop ping to listen. I heard it again, and. going up to the stack, I spoke, asking if any one were there. Receiving no answer, 1 began to explore and found under one side of the straw a little rag ged, half-starved boy, not over nine years of aire. He was so weak he could hardly stand or speak, but in a plain tive, broken way he begged me not to tell any one where he was. "I'll be dead in a little while," he said, sobbinclv, "and I'd rather be dead than go to him." "(Jo back to whom?" I asked, for I had never seen the child before. •Tlini as was so bad to me," said the little martyr— "John Oleson, down at the valley dairy." "Is he your father?" I asked. "No, I never seed him afore I como there from "Sew York, lie took me there." Being only a child myself in years 1 was interested and at once set to work to find out the child's story. It made an impression which 1 shall never for get. I can repeat it in Ins own words even now. "You see, miss," said the little fellow, in a weak, broken way, which was more pathetic than any platform eloquence could be, "1 come here last fall with a lot of other children, boys and girls, too. We was altogether in a place in New York. I can't remember where it i was, 'cause I was too little, but I know we had pretty good times. We. had enough to eat, and we used to play sometimes. One day the man what was our boss come in and said we was all going out West, where we could live In the country, and ride horses and have lots of milk to drink, and folks would be good to us and send us to school, an' all that. We was all glad to go, and we all come out here together." "How many were there of you?" I asked. "Oh, I don't know, miss. Enough to fill a lot of cars. We stopped at Wi nona and come up to Bed Wing on the boat. While we was cumin' up the river we all had our hands and laces washed, and they combed our hair and brushed us up to make us look as well as we could, and when we landed we was took to a big house, and a lot of men was there, and they come in amongst us and began to ask us ques tions." "What did they. ask you?" "Oh, how old we was, and if we knew how to work, and it we ever not sick, and they felt our arms to see if we bad any muscle. The big boys and girls was all took first, 'cause they could do more work, you see. But we was all gave out to somebody, and I went with John Oleson. He said I could help the women In the dairy. He took a little girl, too. She was just about as big as me." Slowly and painfully his voice choked with sobs, the poor little starved, homeless, friendless hit of hu manity told me how the brutal Swede had made him go without shoes and stockings until after the snow was on the ground; how he stood out in the field and husked corn through the cold November days with ids feet frozen so be could hardly walk. In testimony of bis truth he showed the poor little toes, all distorted from the freezing and fes tering. He told me how he had worked to husk the required amount of corn, be cause if he did not he would have no supper, and perhaps be beaten besides. My tears fell with his when he told me of the little girl who was sent into the field to pile up stalks one day when a cold rain was felling, and how the little thing, worked patiently until she fell from exhaustion. Her master came and told her to get up; she tried, but could not, whereupon lie gave her a brutal kick. They had to carry her home finally, and two days after she died. They found her dead in her little cot, all alone. There was no friend near to place her little hand in that of the ten der one reached out to her through the darkness; no voice to reassure the little fii htened soul as it started alone on its journey. There were no tender moth er's kisses bestowed upon the baby lips that moaned in that pitiful agony, which, thank God, can come to us but once. * * "1 heard her cry in the night," said the little boy, '•'and 1 got up and gave her a drink* She didn't say no more, ami next day she was dead. 'J hey made a cover to a box they iiad and put her in it. The box was too small, so they doubled up her legs, and then they put her in the ground, and I wished I was dead, so they could put me there too." At last, when the child could endure it no longer, he ran away after a cruel beating for something he could Dot help. But bis great fear of being caught would not let him apply to any one for aid, so be hid in the straw-stack by day. and at night he went out to try and find something to eat. He told bow he went about the chicken booses and pig pens to try and pick up food that had been thrown to the animals. At last a dog bit him and frightened him so that he did not go out again, and when I found him he had been two whole days without a morsel of food. His body was covered with bruises and sores, his hair and clothes (the few be wore) were filled with vermin, ana his body was so emaciated that in some places the bones came through the skin. I have never seen a street waif in New- York or any other city in as pitiable a plight. And when I wanted to take him home with me, he begged me to let him be, as he was afraid his brutal mas ter would get him again. "He'll never get me alive, though," said the little fellow, with a desperate earnestness that was heartbreaking, coming from a child. From the breast of his little ragged jacket he produced a knife with one broken blade, which be had sharpened upon a neighbor's grindstone one night when he was out searching for food. "If he ever gets me," said the child, "I'm goin' to stick it right in here where it beats," laying his finger on the artery at the side of his neck. "Somebody told me once that it 'nd kill a feller quick to cut there, and I'd do it afore I'd go back to him." I took the little waif home after much coaxing to the kind friends with whom 1 boarded, and told the story with all the eagerness of my childish indigna tion. They could scarcely believe it, but there was the child, and investiga tion proved nothing to refute his story, although Oleson and his family declared that he w*as so ugly be had to be whipped and he ran away out of spite. Oleson was arrested, but as there was only the child's testimony he was re leased. The neighbors, however, made it so hot for him that he was obliged to sell his farm and seek another com munity. My friends kept the little boy— Jack, his name was. Jack Harper, He could remember his mother, and from what he told us of her we concluded she must have been an actress. We found him a very well-disposed child, grateful for all we did and very obedient, though he never dared to venture out of the door yard alone, even after his cruel task master had moved away. But the treatment he had received was too much for him. He grew steadily weaker, until at last would lie all day on the sota. saying not a word unless we spoke to him. One night when his kind hostess had put him comfortably in bed and bent over to give him her usual good-night kiss, Jack put his little wasted arms around her neck and said: "You've been awful good to me, ma'am." "Well, Jack," said the lady gayly, "I want you to be good to me and get well."* "1 wish I could ma'am. But I don't guess I ever will. 1 feel queerer to night'n lever did. I've been thiukin' a lot to-day." "What about. Jack?" "Well mostly about what you've been a telling of that tine place we all go to some day.*' "Do yon mean heaven, dear?" "Yes", that's it. Now 1 want you to tell me, ma'am, do folks like him ever go there?" "Whom do you mean. Jack?" "Him as beat me. You know who." "Why do you ask that, little boy?" " 'Cause, ma'am, if he's there 1 don't want to go: that's all." The lady— and I'd like to give you her name— she is Mrs. George I'laistead. of Warsaw, Minn., comforted him as well as she could and sat by him until he Should tall asleep. He grow feverish and restless, however, so she called me, and together we watched the little tor tured life go out. Just at daylight he Opened his eyes wide and gasped as his breath grew shorter: "You've been so good tome!" And that was the end of it. This episode set mc to thinking, and it had the same effect upon many others. From thinking we investigated and found that the story I have told you was not an unusual one. Down in Missouri and Arkansas it is worse than in the Northern states. 1 can give you exact localities where whole farms are worked by children, between the ages of eight and fifteen. *1 can refer you to a hun dred instances where boys twelve years old do the work of men. All through Texas and Arizona are numbers Of these little white slaves, distributed out like so many dogs to whoever will take them Ther- is no doubt that some of them find "good homes, but in Uie majority of cases the people who would make good homes for children will not go to market anil select out a number and put them on their farms for beasts of burden. It is the foreigners mostly who take them, men who want to save the wages of hired help— men who in their own country are taught to look upon drudgery as legitimate. More than once 1 have seen harnessed to a churn a child instead of a dog, as is usual, and boys ten years old made to plough in the field all day. But the worst is yet to come. My pen is loath to chronicle this last outrage upon helplessness, but I have started out to unveil this hideous skeleton, and 1 intend to do it thoroughly. 1 know for a positive certainty that men living alone on Western farms have gone deliberately to the places where these children were to be had, and have selected girls for no other purpose than the worst that can be thought. There is a man named Norman Celey, living in Stanton, Minn., who took home with him a girl thirteen years of age, who within a year died in child birth, and a physician in my own family attended her, and to him she told a story which 1 cannot repeat here. And the thing is so common as to be called a practice. In 1888 Father Ireland, the good St. Paul Bishop, whose voice is always lifted for the right, spoke to an immense mass-meeting upon this very subject. After setting forth the terrible truth in all its hidcousness, he said: "What sort of citizens do you suppose these boys will make, reared in this way? How can we look for God-fearing lawmakers from such a source? And what of the girls?"' Causing a moment be repeated— "What of the girls?" Rais ing his hands with an impressive ges ture, while his eyes swain with tears, he said, with all the force of his wonder ful oratory, "Holy Mother of Cod* What of the girls?" Now, sir, 1 have given you only facts for which 1 can vouch. I have given you a few names out of hundreds that 1 can give you. If the readers of your pa per will fake the trouble to Investigate this matter I shall be only too happy, and 1 openly challenge any one to dis prove one ol the statements I have made. And now I would like to appeal to the men and women of New York. You whose own little ones cluster around you in your home circle, upon whom you lavish the most tender care. Will yon not do something to stop this terri ble evil? It has been going on for years, this awful martyrdom of helpless children. They were somebody's babies once, but fate has cast them "out like so many chips upon a relentless tide, which hears them out of the reach of human help and pity. Do not let it be longer true that this fair country of ours, the greatest and grand st that ever God's sun looked down upon, should bear upon Its heart such a blot. "Whoso giveth a cup of cold water to one of these little ones shall not lose his reward." M. M. Mi:i:;*n.r.. mm Louis XIV. in llis Dressing Room. Nineteenth Century. When the king left his bed, it was ordained that the great chamcerlain, or the first gentleman, or the first lord in waiting, or some other great dignity, should put on his dressing gown, which tie- first valet de chamhre should hold. When the king received his shirt, which was always given by the first prince of the blood, the first valet de chambre assisted him in putting on the right sleeve, while the groom of the stole assisted him with the left. When tiie king went to bed, the same forms were observed, and it was of the very highest importance that the first valet de chambre should unfasten his left garter, though we arc not told whose duty to was to perform that office for the right one. The queen in this respect was more fortunate than her consort, as we are distinctly assured she was allowed to unfasten her own garters. ENTR'ACTE. Between the acts, upon the stage, • The Idle Thespians engage i In games of poker without end. PThe while the heroine doth mend lier ballroom gown of musty age. The stage director in a rage Doth war upon the "supers" wage. Because the scraggy limbs offend- Between the acts. The swell, emotion to assuage, . . Doth suck bis cane in manner sage. While men go out -'to see a friend," Their wives, the interim to spend. Peruse the programme every* page. Between the acts. —America. GUNNING IN ALASKA? Capt. Davis and His Cruise With Capt. Re_lield in the Victoria. A GUN THAT KICKED. Twelve Hundred Penniless Sailors In stead of Casks Oil and Whalebone. New York Sun. "Speaking of duck" shooting." said Capt. Davis, down on the New Bedford pier the other evening, when the con versation had turned on guns and gun ning, "reminds mc of the time Capt. Redfield. of the brig Victoria, and I went gunning on the Alaska coast. It was after 1 had been cast away in the Oriole, as 1 was telling you, and Capt. Redfield had picked me off the beach over in Plover Bay, on the Siberian side. The captain was on a trading voyage, and had certain places, of course, where he had to stop to pick up the trade from the Indians. We went over to St. Lawrence Island, and thence to. Point Clarence, on the Alaska shore, where we got sable and fox skins prin cipally, and so on to East Cape, where Capt. Redfield proposed that we go up among the whaling fleet to see if we couldn't pick up a couple of whales be fore the ice would shut down. "It was late in the season when wo got up there, and we cruised about with out seeing anything. So we went duck shooting for fun. We got some (link*. - plenty of them. "We had a tolerable sized crew, but we served roast duck and broiled duck and stewed duck and duck potpie till we began to wish we had something else, and Capt. Redfield suggested goose. As I said, it was get ting along into September, and the geese were headed south. The young bad got their growth. "So we cleared away the yawl and pulled ashore. The procession was th ing along a few rods wide and just as long as your eye could reach, and I don't know how much further. That sounds like a fish story, doesn't it? Well, it's the truth just the same. The geese were lower down than the caves of a four-story house, and there was scarcely a break in the procession big enough to see a church stee ple through, supposing there had been .1 church steeple there to look at. We began firing at them at once, but you see we were us ing trade guns and didn't have any In dians to do the shooting for us, and we were a little delicate about loading for geese at lirst. We didn't want to cast any reflections on the quality of the guns, but began with light charges, just to be economical. That was the way we had done with the ducks, too. But we didn't bring down any geese for a time, and so we gradually got wanned up to the work, and the warmer we got, the more powder and shot we put in. I think I was the first man to kill a goose. I said I'd kill one or bust something. I put in a pretty good charge and let het drive. 1 didn't know I'd killed one un til afterward. It look me some time to get the gravel out of my eyes. Gravel? Why, 1 sorter fell over backward, see? But my nose didn't bleed long, and 1 was willing to try it over again, seeing the gun stood the strain better than I did. "We got several geese after that, and finally Capt. Red fieid got knocked out worse than myself. Then the ice shut our thirty-one vessels in. We were forced to quit the Victoria, and all wo could take in our small boats was one shift of clothing apiece. "It was just 4 o'clock on Sept. 11 when we shoved oil. The sleet and snow were Hying around us, and the blasts of wind that -wept across the Arctic ocean ice fields made nothing of flannels ami oilskins. "When daylight came, after working all night, we were strung along the open streak in a procession like geese. Some were rowing, some were paddling, some had sails set. Between snow and rain squalls we could see tin" whole fleet of boats. Sometimes we couldn't -see the next boat, no further away than a ship's length. We had the boiled beef and pork and the bread, but we had no coffee, audit wasn't iv us when after noon came, alter working twenty-lour hours, to go further without it; let it freeze or not, we must have coffee. "The tleet of small boats pulled in here and there, where they could Bee driftwood, and built fires. Then we took to the boats again, and, at the end of sixty hour-- from the time we aban doned the Victoria, we were clear of ice and in sight of the Progress, Capl. Dowden. "When we got alongside I climbed up. I used to go to school with ('apt. Dow den. "'Hello, captain,' says I. "'Hello, Bill,' says be. 'I guess you want to stay, don't you." I did, "'Well, I've got 330 on board now. You'll find better accommodations io that other ship down to (•■•ward.' " "1 went over to the leo rail. " 'Boys,' I said, 'pass up that grub and bear a hand about it, and then throw oil' the painter.' They just humped them selves, and the old boat was soon -drift. Then 1 walked aft. "'Captain,' says I, 'l was just down to the rail to see about going off to the other ship, but some one cast ofl the painter, and there she goes now.' "So wo stayed. The Heel of seven vessels waited until next day, and we counted up around after a fashion to see tbat none was left, and then made sail lor the Sandwich Islands. "It is the habit of the New Bedford owners to go to the Sandwich islands every fall to meet the fleet and audit the accounts. It is a pleasant excursion lor them, and it is good business policy to attend to business in perscn. It took us thirty days to gel there. The own ers were down on the beach to welcome us. Instead of casks Of oil and stacks Of whalebone, we discharged 1, 900 pen niless .whalemen, with one shift of clothes each, before the expectant own ers. "Among the 1,200 was Capt. Redfield, with his arm still in a sling and his shoulder very much swelled from the kicking it had got when he tried to kill two geese at once. There Is a hospital there, and 1 went to it with the captain. The surgeon stripped him, took a good look at his shoulder, and then grabbed his arm and gave it a wrench and a yank. There was a crack In the shoul der as if something had broken, and a yell from the captain as if lie meant to be heard a milt* away. "'There!' said the surgeon, "you're all right. Your shoulder was out of joint.' " mf, One Kind Deed Deserve- Another. Time. Lawyer (to married couple)— Sit down, Mrs. Smith. Rev. Dr. "Smith, be seated. The divorce is granted. You are no longer man and wife. Both— Hurrah! Mrs. Smith 'to lawyer)— How can I re pay you? Lawyer— Madame, I Jove you. Will you marry me. Mr-. Smith— But a minister? Lawyer— Your former husband- Mr. Certainly. (Marries them.) A Perfect Poem. Terra Urate Express. "My dear, your mouth is a perfect poem." "Oh: how can you say such a tiling as that.* "Well, it Is like a popular poem, at least. It is so widely red." And the matrimonial mercury fell forty degrees at once. -OU. The Best Position. Boston Courier. Patient— What is the best position In whicn to sleep? • Doctor— usually lie down.