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Washington, Aug. 10.— For Dakota: Showers in western portion, fair in eastern portion; stationary temperature, except warmer in northeast and cooler in north west portions; southerly winds. For Wis consin: Fair; warmer in cat-tern and south •m portions, stationary temperaturo in southwest portion; southeasterly winds For Minnesota: Fair; warmer; southeast-, erly winds. For Iowa: Fair: stationary temperature in northern, slightly warmer in southern portion; variable winds, shifting to southerly. GENEIiAL or.PT:il VAT IONS. 5 £ ~i j? » oft 2. •£ urn o"? tm. Bo Pli.ce of g 2 B| Place of 2- || ObVvation. 2 ° |& Obs'vation. |g, Be -1 "» 2 Str % : ? 3 : 7 St. Paul.... 30.12 74 Helena 29.94 82 Buluth... 30.14 68 Ft. Totten lacrosse. 3".14| 74 Ft.Sully. .30.04 80 Huron 30.12 78 Minnedosa 30.02 72 Kcorhead. 3!>.18 74 Calgary.... St. Vincent 30.18 70 Edmonton. 29.00 90 Bismarck. 30.08 80 O'Appelle. 29.88 82 Ft. Buford. 20.J14 84 Medie'e 11. 20.78 8t! Ft. Custer.. 2:).'.H 8C Winnipeg.. 30.12 72 Local lorecasts; Fair weather. The Kansas papcra are tryinar to de termine what side of the prohibition question Senator Ingalls is on. The Sunday idea in its latest devel opment prohibits the delivery of clean clothes by laundries on Sunday. It is not, however, insisted that they must be put on the night before. ■«» A Philadelphia paper reports that the hard coal monopoly is becoming de moralized and the efforts to keep up the prices coming to Rrief. A Rood deal of grief of that sort would not leave West ern victims inconsolahie. *a». An engineer, who has been explor ing in Alaska, finds that Behring strait narrows down-to sixty miles, with three islands and shallow water, so that it can be bridged. There Is probably no urgent immediate demand for the bridge. «s» The enterprising gentlemen who are said to be organizing to build canals from the Missouri to irrigate most of North Dakota will probably be willing to sell their live millions of stock to English investors witiiout irrigating it. The experiments with the new elec tric motor device at Baltimore seem to be regarded as favorable to its success. It is to transmit mail and parcels over the country at the rate of three miles a minute. It is only queslionof time. «^> The Argentine Confederation in South America is expending about a million dollars a year to allure immigra tion, aud it is getting a large share of that of the old world. As it imposes no restrictions, it probably will get a good deal that this country dees not want. An English, writer reports oleomar garine as making rapid way in England and welcomed as a wholesome substi tute for the cheap and poor butter. It is destroying the market for the latter, and forcing the butter makers to pro duce only a good article to find any sale. >•■ It is just as. well that Sitting Bull did not give the commission Ins auto graph. His obstinacy will help to con sign him to the obscurity of the fossils that get lost in the march toward civili zation. He won't even be worth room in a dime museum. Some of those whose patriotism runs on the floral line are still wrestling with the problem as to the national flower, and so far the golden rod has about 67 per cent of the votes, the mayflower and the trailing arbutus having the re mainder. The sunflower has dropped out entirely. The golden rod may be regarded as elected. Spokane Falls displays the eenu ine Western pluck. They will build again— not replace the burned, but erect structures more substantial, and that will render a second wiping out of the business district impossible. The gen eral experience of the hastily-built cities is similar, and their best estate comes as a result. It afford^ much satisfaction to some people to learn that Mr. Cleveland lately fished a solid half-day without doing more than lose his bait. But he did his part with patience and equa nimity. It was not his fault that the fish did not give proper requital to his ef forts. The qualities of a man are apt to be visible to the wary fish. Tfie methods of warfare in Haytl would be shockingly brutal if there were not so much mutuality in the barbari ties. If Legitime cuts the throats of his prisoners, the example is faithfully imitated by llyppolite. The savage natures are so aroused that it looks as if there might be a general massacre. It is fortunate that there is little human material there that is worth much salt The dragon fly that is to eat up all the mosquitoes and small flies, when he becomes numerous enough by artificial propagation, is given a good character by those most familiar with him. He doesn't annoy people, and is handsome and gauzy, and attends strictly to the business assigned him. Perhaps those who travel to mosquito regions will be able to take a few well-trained flies along. The Boston aldermen seem to have had under serious contemplation the idea of tendering John L. Sullivan a public reception, as it failed by a lack of one vote. It is probable this will be overcome, and the honor tendered on his return from his rather involuntary tour to the South. On a former oc casion, when his laurels were not as bright as at present, he was ovated, and the mayor presided, in Faneuil lialL It is not easy to think of sunstroke and hot weather in Russia. The pict ures show the average citizen in his eled, fleeing from wolves and muffled in furs; and some French troops, in the early part of the century, didn't find any cars running away from Moscow. It is stated that in Southern Russia the first ten days of July the mercury rose to 145 degrees every day before noon, with no rain or clouds, and nights nearly as hot. Even at 120 in the shade it would not be inviting as a summer resort. This part of the world is get ting its full share of the best weather of the season. ELECTRIC MOTOR FRANCHISE The benefit resulting from a public discussion of the question of granting street railway franchises is apparent in the ordinance reported by the commit tee on streets, and which will be sub mitted to council for the approval of that body. From time to time the Globe has advocated the placing of certain restrictions and limitations on all franchises that are to be hereafter granted by the city, and of course we are gratified to find that the proposed ordinance embodies all the conditions that we have advocated. The ordinance proposes to grant to the St. Paul City Railway company the right to construct, equip, maintain and operate six differ ent electric motor lines, provided that the conditions of the ordinance are complied with. One line com mences on Fifth street at Smith park and is to continue by way of Fifth. Wabasha and Seventh streets to Tuscarora avenue; another begins on Randolph street where the same in tersects Seventh street, thence in a con tinuous Hue to the Mississippi river; the third line commences on Ramsey street at the intersection of Seventh, thence by way of Ramsey, Oakland and Grand avenues to the river; another commences on Robert street at the in tersection of Fifth, thence across Rob ert street bridge by way of South Rob ert and Concord to a point near Arthur avenue; etill another on State street at the intersection of Concord, and run ning out State street to Annapolis ave nue; and the sixth line to commence on Wabasha at the Intersection of Seventh, running across Wabasha street bridge by way of Dakota avenue aud Winifred street to Ohio street. The ordinance provides that the street railway company shall signify its acceptance in writing within ten days from the passage of the ordinance by council, and shall file a bond for ?50,000, conditioned for the fulfilment of the provisions of the ordinance, which require the various lines to be completed and in operation within one year from the date of the publication of the ordinance. The common council reserves the power to order storage batteries in place of the overhead wire system whenever it is deemed advisa ble to do so; the ordinance provides for a system of transfer checks on trunk and connecting lines; the use of bitu minous coal is prohibited, unless by consent of the council; it is provided that council shall have the right to reg ulate the speed of cars and to reduce the interval between successive cars to ten minutes; the right to grant fran chises to other companies is reserved by council, and this includes the right to permit other lines to cross the lines of the city railway company, or to use their tracks upon the payment of a just compensation, to be fixed by aboard of arbitrators; the company is required to pay a tax of $25 for each car, and after four years from the date of commencement of the operation of any of said lines, to pay into the city treasury 1 per cent of the gross earn ings for a period of three years, then 2 per cent of the gross earnings for another period of two years, and, at the expiration of the last-named period, to pay 3 per cent of its gross earnings, and annually thereafter as long as the line or lines are operated. The com pany is required to keep the streets oc e.ipied by its tracks clear of snow, and to keep a safe and unobstructed track for vehicles. No rails are to be laid on any street without the permis sion of the city council. The franchise is to continue in existence for twenty years. The provisions are mainly in the line of what the Globe has always urged. We are free to say, however, that the limit of twenty years for the existence of the charter is too short, and that the section which grants to other companies the right to use the tracks of the St. Paul Street Railway company is unjust to the latter, unless it were necessary in case of crossing a bridge. Otherwise the ordinance is all right, and we hope to see council take a determined stand in the matter. It has been intimated that Mr. Lowry will not accept the conditions of this ordinance, nor will he admit the right of council to grant a franchise to any other company. Whatever Mr. Lowry or his associates may think about it, we want to see this ordinance adopted by council, with such modifications as we have suggested, and without a further concession on either side. Its provisions are precisely what the people of this city want, and if there is a question be tween Mr. Lowry and the people as to the ownership of the streets, the sooner that question is presented to the su preme court for decision the better it will be both for Mr. Lowry and for the people of the city. The longer it re mains an open question the more bitter ness is likely to be engendered between the disputants. There is no necessity for a quarrel now, yet there will be if this dog in the manger policy is to be pursued. We hope that Mr. Lowky has thought better of it by this time, and will accede to a popular demand which is so manifestly just. In any event, council has but one line of duty to pursue, and that is to adopt the ordi nance submitted by the commute on streets, ana to adopt it promptly. Nothing was ever yet gained by a tem porizing policy when a principle was involved. DIVORCES. If there is any place in the world where questions relating to marriage and divorce should be discussed, Chi cago is that place. It is an encouraging sign that there is a prospect for a great moral reformation En the wicked est city of the continent, when a learned judge wlio descends from the bench to the rostrum to uphold the divorce sys tem on Scriptural grounds is assailed by the entire press of the city for his profanity. This is the first instance brought to public attention where a Chicaeo official recognized the Bible as authority, and the profound knowledge of the Scriptures displayed by the news paper critics who sailed into the judge was a revelation to the outside world. If is a curious fact, however, that Judge lloiiTox. who is a professedly a Chris tian man, as he is unquestionably a learned jurist, should so have per verted the text of Holy Writ as to have deduced therefrom an argument supporting divorce. He did it, however, as only a Chicago man would have had the temerity to have done, by saying that the inspired writ ers did not have a correct knowledge of the use of language, and consequently said the opposite of what was meant. He eveu goes so far as to criticise Moses for permitting every man to be his own divorce court instead of establishing special divorce tribunals, as they do in Chicago. After all, this criticism is not THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MOBNISTG. AUGUST 11, 1880. —SIXTEEN PAGES. so surprising, in view of the fact that if the Mosaic plan of allowing every man to write out his own bill of divorcement prevailed two-thirds of the Chicago lawyers would have to quit business, and at least one-half of the judges be retired from office. Still, there are some things in Judge Horton's remarkable address which merit consideration. Those who hold that marriage is a divine institution, and not a mere leeal contract, do not admit that the Mosaic plan of permitting di vorce for special causes received divine sanction. They assert that Moses him self was conscious of the wrongfulness of his legislation, but he permitted it as a matter of expediency, just as Christian lawmakers nowadays enact high license laws, and permit pool selling within the inclosures of a race course. He did it because of his inability to subdue the hardness of heart which prevailed among the Israelites, and not because that it was right per se. That theory is apparently sustained by the New Testa ment, wherein Christ Himself asserts that Moses went contrary to the divine will. It is in this connection that the text "What God hath joined together let no man put asunder' is used, and which Judge Hoktok undertakes to show had no application to divorces. He ad mits that the context Indicates that Christ had the divorce question in mind at the time He was speaking. Still he is of the opinion that the case is not reported correctly. There were no offi cial stenographers in those days, and according to Judge Houton's theory the man who reported Christ's sermons made a worse botch of it than the aver age newspaper reporter makes of a pul pit discourse in these days. He is satis fied in his own mind that a part of the discourse has been left out, and that when Christ used the expression, "What God hath joiued together let no man put asunder," He had passed on to another subject and was talking about something entirely foreign to the marriage relation. It is this feature of Judge llohton's address which will attract the most at tention, ana which will perhaps receive more of a popular indorsement than anything else he has said. He denies the divine institution of marriage, and gives two specific reasons for his denial. In the first place, it involves an admis sion of the soundness of the Calvinistic doctrine of foreordination and predes tination, which would utterly deprive man of anything like free agency. In the second place, he argues, the ab surdity of the proposition is apparent on the face of it. There are so many misfit marriages in this world it would be dishonoring God to charge upon Him the responsibility for all the bungling jobs that are turned out. He ridicules the accepted idea that matches are made in heaven, because it is entirely beyond the limit of human faitn to be lieve that there could have been joy among the angels over some marriages that have come under his observation during his judicial career. It is not a very difficult matter for most people to concur with Judge HoßTOXonthis prop osition, for most every one has some case in mind where the marriage rela tions were entered into under condi tions and influences that are wholly in consistent with the popular belief con cerning the way things are done in heaven. Hence the learned judge ar gues that, marriage being purely a human institution, designed to promote the morals and social welfare of the people, it is competent for the courts to annul the marriage contract whenever it appears that the purposes of the mar riage relation have failed of accomplish ment. As yet there arc those, and plenty of them, who are prepared to take issue with JudtfG lioKxox. It may he hard for them to reconcile themselves to the belief that all marriages are made in heaven, yet they will contend that it is bettor for society to fall back on the law of Him "who spake as never man spake," which denies the right of di vorce except for a single cause, than to risk the evils which grow out of our prevailing divorce laws. As they look at it, courts and legislatures may pay a premium for family discord, aud offer a bribe to absolve husbands and wives from the solemn responsibility they have sworn before God and men to ful fill; but every such violation of God's eternal law brings with it its certain curse. The state may and must protect the children. It may and ousht to pun ish the brutal husband and faithless wife. But it wrongs humanity and commits treason against God when in violation of His commands it gives to its citizens the right to desecrate marriage. The evils which grow out of divorce in crease in fearful ratio, nor can they be hedged in, for there are no limitations which divorce lawyers and divorce courts will not exceed. Thus it is the or thodox will reason in opposition to Judge riop.TOX's new departure of sup porting the divorce system on Scrip tural grounds, and of attempting to reconcile it to the teachings of Chris tianity. _ TOPIC AIi TALK. "Oh, the untrustworthlness of our business men," was The Army the remark of a cynical gentleman yesterday, of Trust while discussing the Minneapolis forgery Bearers. case. This accusation against the business men of the times was unjust. Trust worthiness is the rule, uutrustworlhi ness the exception. The occasional failures and derelictions of those to whom money is confided are all re ported, while the great army of trust bearers who are faitnful to duty aud to their employers are never spoken of. Hence the false impressiou gets abroad that the trust-bearing capacities of our people are not up to the proper stand ard. In a recent article in the North American Review, Prof. Shaleb un dertakes to show that the sense of honor in Americans is still as strong, or even stronger, than it was in the primitive times. To prove that tnere has been no diminution in the measure of fidelity to trust among our people, Prof. Shaler recalls an episode In the business career of John Haxcock, the patriot whose signature to the Declaration of Inde pendence is the most conspicuous feat ure of the immortal document. When the colonies revolted from Great Brit ain, Mr. Haxcock was treasurer of Harvard college, and had in his hands the funds of the institution. The rec ords seem to show that for nearly twenty years Hancock appropriated to his own use the money of the college intrusted to his keeping. In any col legiate institution in America to-day such a malfeasance would lead to the immediate prosecution of the offender. But Haxcock went about his affairs, paying little or no attention to the pleadings of the corporation for a restitution of the money, of which the college stood in sore need. Instead of being prosecu ted, he was elected to many distin guished offices, holding for a term the place of governor of the commonwealth, and finally, in a somewhat contempt uous way. settled his accounts with the college trustees. Thns it would seem that the trust-maintaining power of our people has gained instead of diminished during our first century's development. Thk late iuternatioual labor congress declared in favor of Eight Hours the eight-hour move ment on the ground for Business that the shorter day would give employ- Men, ment to the multitudes of workingmen of Eu rope now living in enforced idleness. It occurs to me that the business men of this country ought to get up an eight hour movement in their behalf. Unlike the labor movement, it should be for the purpose of enforcing idleness— or rather, to set apart a part of the twenty-four hours for leisure. The extinction of leisure is the curse of modern busiuess life. In the fierce competition of latter day industrial life business men have no leisure time. Like the drive wheels of their engines, they keep up action after the force that set them in motion is with drawn. As someone hassaid, the busi ness men of this age are trained like race horses, more for speed than endur ance. Their only recreation is a change of excitement. This universal viola tion of physical laws is telling on this generation, and it will tell more on the next. What the business men of this country want to do is to inaugurate an eight-hour movement among themselves —lust as the laboring ciasses are doing — eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, and eight hours for recreation. The California men of wealth have iheir hobbies, just as A Dog's other millionaires do. One of them is the Portrait. owner of a black point er pup which is thought to be worthy of a $1,000 portrait. The rich Californian searched the country over in quest of the best animal picture painter, and finally gave the jew to Mr. Lakpenteuk, the St. Paul artist, who is now in San Francisco working on the picture. Mr. LAitPEXTErit furnishes the Globe with a graphic description of a weird dramatic performance in the seclusion of a forest in a range of the Rockies, which he attended as the guest of the famous Bohemian club of San Francisco. There is monoto nova uniformity In the pacific demeanor Train of passengers in all the train robberies, which Robberies, are becoming too fre quent for sensational uses of late. They all hold up their hands and contribute in accordance with demands, whether the booty seekers are few or legion. This is not duetolackof courage. No doubt in some cases they are eilmi who have looked into the hollow part of shooting irons before, or women who would not climb a chair to escape a mouse. Few men like to take the chances of careless lead with only a few dollars involved and no possible pension. They are for the moment demoralized and disorganized. It is the difference between discipline and the mob. Then the American in stinct is to let the paid employes of the train attend to such cases. That is one of tiie contingencies of their life. They are hired to protect tha passen gers. The latter are brave aud eager to take a hand, but it is not their business, and the average American doesn't want to mix up in the quarrels of other people. Col. Bakr, superintendent of the street railway company, sug- Experiment- gests in his letter to Mayor Smith that the ing With city council should go slow on the electric Electric motor franchise until the electric system has Motors. been fully tested. An electrician, whose name is withheld, is quoted as authority for the statement that electricity is uot a reliable motive power. Presumably Col. Babk is speaking on behalf of Mr. Lowky and the street railway company, and his letter is virtually an appeal to the city council to suspend action on the proposed ordinance until the elec tric motor can be experimented with, in other words, it has ttie appearance of being what the lawyers would call a plea in abatement, if there were no electric motor lines in existeuce, and the public were not familiar with their success, or if the street railway com pany had not so recently expressed not only a willingness, but an anxiety, to build several electric motor lines where they were to receive a bonus, Col. Barb's letter would command more at tention than it is likely to receive at this time. At the same time, we know that the electric system is yet in its in fancy, and we have reason to believe that it will reach a much higher state of perfection than it has yet attained. Yet, in its infantile, and possibly ex perimental stage, it beats the mule car out of sight. Anything for a change, for any change must be for the better. MINNESOTA AUTHORS. Last week we reviewed a book written by a Minnesota lady. Thia week two more am bitious Minnesotians present their claims to literary distinction with handsomely appear ing volumes, one in prose, the other hi verse. A VALUABLE BOOK. The publishing house of F. H. Revell, of Chicago, has just brought out a most interest ing work from the pen of Key. Nathaniel West, D. D., of this city. The title of the boos is "Studies in Eschatology— The Thou sand Years of Both Testaments." It con tains supplementary discussions upon sym bolical numbers, the development of proph ecy and its interpretation concerning Israel, the nations, the church and the kingdoms, as seen in the Apocalypses of Isaiah, Kzekiel, Daniel, Christ and John. It is without doubt thß most searching study in eschatology that has been published in this century. The volunie is the result of many years of caref ul study, and will attract much attention, not ouly on account of the subject treated of, but also on account of tne pleasant and agitable style of the author. It is full of interest to the Bible student, and rivets the attention from the opening to the closing pages. "midsummer mist." The above is the title of a series of lake legends told in verse by Miss Florence R. Bacon, of Minneapolis, and which will doubtless be appreciated by those who fre quent the lake resorts. The subject is one_to inspire the poetic temperament, and Miss Bacon has succeeded in telling these legends with a grace and poetic beauty that adds to their interest The "Legend of Minuetonka" tells how the father of waters sent his wife in search of three wayward daughters who were enamoured with the God of Bain and were lost on the prairies while cbasing after his beauty. The old woman went forth, call ing as she went, "Minne. Mmne," the Indian name of the family. The only response was the "tonka" of a wild goose that was Hying westward. Following the flight of the bird, she traveled on until at last, exhausted she sank down, unexpectedly falling on tne way ward girls who were there sleeping. And there she calmly Bits to this very day holding the three daughters in her embrace. "Pauline,"' a romanza by Harry W. Smith and George Haywood, for soprano or tenor is one of the latest of the songs received by Messrs. Dyer & Howard. Title page and piano accompaniment seem to be the par ticular features. George H. Ellis, of Boston, will publish in the early fall, a bouk of social essays, en titled. '-Problems iv American Society," by Joseph Henry t'rooker. the author of "Jesus Brought Back." It will contain six chapters: "The Student in American Life,"' "Scientific Charity," "The Root of the Temperance Problem," "The Political Conscience," "Moral and lieiigious Instruction in the Public Schools," 'The Religious Destitution of Villages." The chapter on "Scientific Charity," along with other interesting mat tera, will describe Mr. Crocker's discovery of the origin of associated charities in Ham burg a century ago, while the next to the last chapter will treat the question at issue between the secular schoolb and the Catholic i church from a fresh yoiat of view. SUNDAY CHATTER. It is probably an evidence of mental, if not moral strength, where men are able to separate their thinking from their acting. This is by no means in frequent, however. Not that there Is necessary antagonism between the two. For illustration, among the notable pul pit oracles that have visited this section of late years, two drew large audiences and lifted the popular life as reached into high and sweet roamings among the things that make all akin and like the Master. A young man of thia city, who was lifted by the eloquent speech of one to the hights of enthusiasm, had occasion a little later to sit by his side at a dinner table as a stranger, and pre sumed to address a casual and pleasant remark to the distinguished gentleman, but was astounded with a coarse and brutal rebuff. The young man apolo gized for his presumption, and said he was mistaken. He had supposed he was speaking to a gentleman. The St. Paul man believes in the duality of preaching and practice in this instance. In the case of the other party, who is still more fervid in his Christ spirit, a lady said she would not go to hear him, because of personal knowledge. She had lived in the same house with him a year, and saw no suggestion of the courtesy of a Christian gentleman. He had no kind words for the young men whose welfare was so largely his pub lic theme. His philanthropy and milk of human kindness all flowed over the heads about him to Timbuctoo or some remote clime. No disparagement of the eminent gentlemen is intended in the references. The incidents are illustra tive of their dualism and evidence of brain power. That Wonderful Elixir. The uniformity of the reported effects of the experiments of scientists who are injecting renewed vigor into the worn and dilapidated systems, in the essence of animal vitality, presume either a re markably diffused imagination, or a wonderful reality in the Bkown-Se quard discovery. If thiscould be com bined with Muldooniam, there might be a marvelous advance in display of phys ical power and manly prowess. Mul doon took Sullivan after his debauch ery had made him a physical wreck. Disease added had made him "as weak as a kitten," and it was asserted that he would never be fit to enter the ring again. Mulpoon took nim aud rigidly enforced his sanitary and training sys tem. He treated him as a machine, and in a few weeks he had the machine in the most splendid order. Had Dr. Hammond ccme along then to add the further stimulus of lamb or calf es sence, such an exhibition might have been had as to take the pith out of old Sampson. If Blame, for instance, shoula take this double treatment, he might be able to knock out Cleveland ■n the next bout. Base Ball and Tennis. A writer in a prominent New York paper discusses the relative merits of base ball and lawn tennis, and says of the national game that "it is tame and insignificant, either as a form of physi cal training or as an amusement, com pared with the game of tennis." Of course he never played base ball, and will be regarded by the devotees of that athletic exercise as a simpering dude. The base ball enthusiast looks upon tPiniis as a sort of light, effeminate af fair, nicely suited to delicate females and delicate young men, but not as in volving any of the sturdy and manly qualities of the base bailer. But both games have positive qualities adapted to the tastes of participants. Tennis seems to have the advantage of not being a profession, but an innocuous, genteel recreation with small perils to life, limb or pockets. Those who want to put up money on results are not at tracted by it. It does not stir the blood so as to endanger the system. A GptJivintj Country. Figures may not intentionally lie, but they become vehicles of alarming es trangement from facts at times. Some one has figured up that the population of the United States will at the rates of multiplying going on in 1990 reach the immense total of 915,000,000. The cen tury following the increase would bring up an aggregate several times greater than the population of the world since the creation. Then, in addition, the physical scientists are discovering proc esses to prolong and renew life, so that by that time it will no doubt be common for people to live 100 or more years. There have been similar speculations and forebodings since the time of Dr. Mai/thus, who wanted to limit the growth of population. Still, somehow, outside of China and a few other locali ties where the human stock is not ap praised high, there has been very little crowding. There need be no worry Just yet. Possessed of a Devil. In popular parlance, it Is not uncom mon to speak of a person as being pos sessed of the devil, but the sort of demoniac possession that is referred to iv the times of Christ and the apostles is supposed to be a manifestation not known m modern times. A woman died at Cleveland, 0., the past week, who had for eighteen years labored under the impression that her body was the dwelling of a demon. The evil possession made strange noises, spoke languages unknown to her and made things generally uncomfortable for her and her family, destroying her peace of mind and allowius little sleep. Preach ers had prayed with her and doctors employed their skill, all to no effect. Her sufferings finally so exhausted her vitality as to cause death. The demon, for a few short periods before her death, yielded to entreaty and ceased his troubling, but returned to his work again. It would have been a good occasion for the Christion scientists, but the woman was poor and their tariffs are high. A Democratic Prince. Mrs. Gen. Logax ha 9 been taking ob servations over the water ; and among the lions she, of course, took in the Prince of Wales. She is quoted as find ing him quite a commonplace sort of a fellow, very much like the average poli tician she had seen so much of. He probably does not size up very large by the side of Gladstone and the real statesmen, but he is as bright and sen sible as one with the disadvantages of his birth and life could be expected to be. Cami.kon attributed his success to starting, like most notable Americans, with an empty pocket. The prince has probably been a success in emptying his pockets, but their replenishing induced no sweat on his manly brow. But, since he abandoned wild oat-sow ing as a business, and looked down into the bottomless chasm, he has straight ened up, and makes nice little speeches to "my countrymen," not "subjects." He mingles about, and exhibits interest in popular matters. The people are easily taken with such attention, and the prince is now very popular. He would run well on any ticket The in dications are that he will make one of the most popular rulers England has ever had, if he ever gets a chance. Punishment for Murderers. While the reform spirit 13 hunting around for easier and more salutary de vices for disposing of those who have killed somebody, none seem to have thought of the method used with the first murderer of whom there- is record. He had the stamp of his crime put upon him and was sent away to roam the lands of all nations as a tramp and vag abond, the word murderer tattooed on his forehead so that it could not be ef faced or covered by his hat. If that were possible now, it would be a far greater restraint than the fear of death. The wretched man would be excluded from human association and driven to suicide or the wilds with the beasts. It didn't work out quite that way with Cats, a 9 the people he went among were probably illiterate or had another language from that of the Edenic dis trict. Intemperance Decreasing. The report recently issued by the bureau of statistics, as has been noted, shows that the relative consumption of distilled liquors in this country is stead ily decreasing. It is hardly more than half what it was a half-century ago. That this is to any considerable extent attributable to temperance legislation would be difficult to sustain by accepted facts or figures, although some may take that view. But there would be no such legislation if there were not an in crease of temperance sentiment. Aside from any legal constraints or impulses, it is evident that the number of people who do not use intoxicants is growing absolutely and relatively. Still more notable is the disuse of liquors to ex cess. The t.imo can be remembered by many still living when there could be little social festivity without the in spiration that flows. Inebriety was one of the common attendants of geniality. There was no publio eye that looked sternly upon the mellowness that caihe into the ordinary comminglings of life. An instance is recalled where a preacher in the pulpit was too full for coherent utterance. Daxikl Webster lost lit tle in public estimation by his fondness for brandy. Now it is not fashionable to set out a bottle for the guest, and the man who is seen under the influence of liquor loses caste. People who drink themselves look with contemptuous pity upon the fellow who "can't stop when he has got enough." Society gives little toleration to the young man who wears the marks of dissipation, and busiuess opportunities are scanty and meager. Responsible positions leave the possession of those who be come addicted to drink. The induce ments to sobriety are greater than in the il good old times" recalled by those who look bacK only. Milder beverage* are being substituted very generally for strong drinks by those who do not en tirely abstain, and the country is be coming more temperate and rational. DRAMATIC DUIFT. The dramatic season in St. Paul opens next week. The People's theater has passed under a new management, while the Newmarket will continue to be run by Manager Scott until the Arcade opens. Mr. Harris, the new proprietor of the People's, has a reputation as a successful theatrical manager. He seems to have solved the problem of cheap theaters with the Henuepin Ave nue house in Minneapolis, and if he does as well with his St. Paul venture our people will have uo reason to com plain of the change. He will open his new theater here next Monday evening with the Morrissey Opera company, with Miss Pauline L'Allemand as prima donna. After a two weeks' engagement they will be succeeded by the Laura Bellini Opera company. Miss Bellini will be remembered as the prima donna of the Gypsy Baron company, and Miss L'Allemand created a favorable impres sion here last season with the Boston Ideals. * * One of the most important dramatic events of the year will be the advent of l)aniel Frohman's Lyceum Theater com pany from New iork city, who will make their first appearance in this city for one week at the Newniarket theater, beginning Monday eveniug.Aug. 19, and present their two remarkably successes: Belasco and Delluelis American society comedy "The Wife," which ran over 300 nights at the Lyceum theater, New York, and A. W. Pinero's domestic comedy "Sweet Lavender." The suc cess of the past New York season, hav ing been played at the Lyceum for eight months. The company is com posed of twenty ladies and gentlemen who are artists in the legitimate sense of the term, and are now en route East after a summer tour of the Pacific coast, where they repeated their nome tri umphs. * • Next Friday evening there will be a dramatic performance at the Hotel La fayette, to be participated in by mem bers of the late People's stock company. It will be a doable bill, "Two Can Play at that i Game" and "Sweethearts," with the principal parts taken by Uar rold Russell, F. C. Huebner, MissAigen, Will Marks and Miss McCoy. * • The old People's theater, which will hereafter be known as Harris' theater, has undergone a decided change already, and everything will look as bright and clean as a magnificent new theater. The exterior will fairly shine in white and gold. The change in the interior will be fully as great. The floors will be newly carpeted in fine Axminster velvet, the boxes decorated and trimmed with brass railings and ornaments. With all the changes and improvements St. Paul will have as pretty a theater as they make. Cleanliness will be a feature of the house, and one which has long been needed. V The company which comes on Mon day, Aug. 19, comes direct from New York city, where they have had a very successful engagement. The repeitoire includes, among others, "Faust," "Car men," "Martha," "Bohemian Girl," "Maritana," "Lucia." Among the principals are Sgr. Taglipietra, Frank Baxter, Sgrs. Alledia, "Varenia, Attalie Clare, Marion Manim, etc. The chorus is composed of fifty trained voices. The first three nights "Martha" will be pro duced, the last three "Faust." The sale of seats will begin at the box office on Wednesday morning. THE PROBLEM SOLVED. "Li marriage a failure?" I asked the young man, Who had married at twenty and four: A year of sweet conjugal bliss had flown by, Ne'er a cloud bad darkened his door. He looked at me smiling, then turned to his wife, And said. "Give the answer, dear Flo 1" She whispered, while stroking the head of her child, "Is marriage a failure? Why no 1" "Is marriage a fail ore?" I asked the young girl, Who had married a big money chest; Of numberless lovers who sought for her hand. She chose in a "barrel" to invest She lived in a mansion, had servants galore, A beautif ul pug to caress I But the boy with the arrow and bow wasn't there, She sadly made answer, "Well, yes." "Is marriage a failure 1" I asked the old man. Whose hair had grown silvery white; The sands of bis life fast were running away, His day fast receding to night. Fifty years he had lived with hia darling old wife. And each year made her dearer still grow; "Why need you Inquire?" the old man re plied, '•Why, biess me ' most certainly no 1" "Is marriage a failure t" I asked the old dame, With her hair done in cork screw-like curls; In youth she had prided herself on the fact, She was different from most other girls. She gave the cold shoulder to suitors alike. Who ventured their love to confess; Just now she is forty and "divil a beau " She answered, emphatically, "Yes I" — M. J, Donnelly. A MIDSUMMER HIGH JINKS. [Written for the Globe.] In the early years of California, when the golden fever attracted persons of all kinds to the Western coast, society rap idly resolved itself into two camps— the honest ones— and the others. The fair and frank characters, whose word was honor and whose dealings "square," banded together, naturally, to defend themselves against the lawless roughs who respected nothing. As time wore on, the sons grew up in the traditions of the elders, developing a character of courteous kindness and good fellowship. Joined together in business pursuits, all interested in this wonderful and pros perous country, they met and formed a club, where they could be free aud easy as en famille. V Thus came into existence the famous Bohemian Club of San Francisco, count ing members the world over, having no equal for close union and good feeling among its members, and celebrated for its "jinks." In this spirit of jovial fel lowship these steady merchants, grave doctors, serious lawyers, gathered with them the choice of the local artists, tal ented poets and esteemed musicians, and these merry brethren of this mighty family of six hundred gave their talents in shape of cartoons, paintings, dramas and concerts, while the silver talents of the others paid for the fun. Then from the brain of these real bohemians of this new Bohemia came the creation of the "Jinks." Coming to tbe Golden Gate, familiar with the bohemian grounds of Paris, the good old "Latin quarters," so dear to nil Parisian students, I was received into open arms and admitted at once to a visitor's membership. This included a special invitation to the midsummer high jinks up in the Redwood forests in the coast range, where, according to the letter of invitation "Pleasant it was when woods were green, And winds were soft aud low, To lie amid some sylvan scene, Where the long drooping bougbs between Shsulowb dark, a sunlight sheen. Alternate come and go." The ferryboat skimming swiftly across the sunlight bay carried a couple hundred merry souls, well determined to leave all care behind. A band of music enlivened the air, and from the boats in the bay came many hurrahs and salutations as we steamed away for San Raphael. Here a train is waiting, and soon we are speeding across hill and dale, then up by zig-zngs and curves into the heights of the coast range, a gay voyage, intermingled with music, songs, pies and beer. But here we are in the midst of the forest stopped. No station, no houses in sight, but a big shout of welcome from be yond the creek among the white tents in the foliage, and our brother bohe raians, who had gone on several days before to prepare things, came to meet us. • * The camp was ready ; airy tents, plenty of clean straw, we choose our place for whatever we will get ot rest and sleep during the coming night. My first ad miration was for the pines, high col umns straight up, many of them over two hundred feet towards the heavens. The lumber trade devastation had not reached tuis spot yet. And these gigan tesque "Sequoia" are in all their giory, if not as celebrated as their sisters of the Mariposa and Tosemite regions. These redwood pines grow only near this coast and in some parts of Aus tralia. The wood is soft and very fine, and much prized by builders. Mixed here with the graceful laurels, which border the bauks of the peebly creek, they form a landscape of grandeur and beauty. A place had been cleared for the theater; lo;;s rolled in front formed the seats. An abundance of Chinese lanterns of all bright colors hung in bunches and in festoons from tree to tree. Great spiders, monstrous insects and sedate owls hung round with ban ners and emblems. Near by a well worn pathway (alas!) led to the bar, and be youd to a large space where immense tables were spread. Near this the kitchen in full blast. We were soon gathered around a festive board, where sparkline wit and wine went round and all in joyous company. But twilight falls on the grand old woods, deepening the shadows in the verdant gorges. Lan terns are lit, and back in the theater the "sire" addresses the bohemians gath ered in circles around the ampitheater. * • The speeches which followed were typical. Eloquence in rhyme and prose was poured forth, with brilliant witti cisms and bon mots in justification of God Pan, the first of all boheinlaus; in praise of their patron who spent his life in woods and play, and, if we are to be lieve the classics, not all alone always. But Redwood's depths re-echoed no sodnd ot nymphs, and the best jokes cracked at their expense must die with the peals of laughter which went the circle round, and the good old Globs would not wjsh me to drubbed by its fair readers for reproducing them here. Now, we turn to the theater Just oppo site the rostrum. The piano has ac companied a sweet air from Berlioz, and tbe last notes were still lingering on the night air when a horrid screech ing witch went sailing through the gloom between the dark trunks of the trees, then a flock of howline. red-clad devils follow, scrambling, leaping over rock and fern to the scene, where a noble knight deals a deadly combat with the black enemy. Lurid flames fla^h in the air, the clattering steel glistens in the changing lights, immense sheets of fare burst forth, and red-tineed clouds roll up through the green foliage to the pines' highest tops, making an inde scriptably delicate and harmonious ef fect of rose and emerald tints as the red lights mingled with the green leaves. Rockets gleam through the forest, and shooting up, seem to meet the twinkling stars, which, here and there visible through the trees, appear to form a part of the illumination. In all this din the music plays its part, drums and cymbals add to the uproar, and the shrieking, yelling devils tri umph at last in a furious dance amidst a cascade of falling fire. Never had Wagner snch a stu pendous background and grandiose effects for his most weird scenes. And art found here Bacon's definition, "man added to nature" and wrought a mar velous triumph. The scene changes— a long torch-lit procession forms, a black pall opens the way carried by a "syndicate" and follow ing the high priest through the lantern lit path down to the water side to a fu neral pile, old Care is to be cremated. A dirge is sung, a few solemn words are spoken, then in the stillness of the night the order is given, "To seize him, bind him, and manfully bear him to where the fagots blaze, ruddy and strong." Then, up through the night's soft haze. Let the pyre's joyous blaze Tell lo Bohemia that Care's life has sped. Long live this grand design. (^tiaff deep this bubbling wine. Bohemia triumps, for Grim Care is dead. A wild outburst of applause mixes with the music, the flames crackle, rockets explode. * « The forest once more gleams In the flashes of light, and the rocky ravines mingle the echoes as the procession moves slowly back to — the circus. The little stars were pale near the horizon when the 1< s: jinker jinked himself or was jinked into his good straw bed. But all was serene the next morning, when a delightful concert made the hours pass merrily. And, after a parting meal, there was hurrying in hot haste. The train came whis'tltng up after us, and, with a last adieu to old Redwood, we were soon rushing down the steeps towards our return. When we reached the bay I left the joyous brothers for a moment and strolled on the upper deck. The immense steamer was gliding rapidly across the still waters, and in the gloam ing the distant beacon lights threw a fain glimmer on the wavelets. Still, far away, the city, a low range, like a long, dark ribbon bedecked with a million glittering diamonds. The city, with that old Care so recently buried and forgotten, was there still, waiting for the morrow. Above, the calm heavens re* peated the silvery twinkling of Ihd stars of earth, and as I sat there musi : v a long, filmy light floated in the s. y 1 above me, moving slowly upwards as IS went out towards the distant oci :;i. Was it the spirit of old Pan following his faithful, or the soul of old Care n*< ing from its ashes, and living still td meet poor mortals in the morn? J. Desvakreux Lakpekteub. GOSSIP OF THE DAY. iomas F. Oakes. the president of thi Northern Pacific Rait President road company, was set-a at the office of the com* Oakes on the pany in the Mills buiKU ing, New York, by a Crops. Daily Star reporter* lie has just come froia the Northwest, and though. deeply er« grossed in work requiring his attention, found time for a tew words. "I beaq said Mr. (Jakes, "that the Pacific Nortl* west ia having an unusually dry suju< mer. Usually the climate is rathta moist than otherwise. But this jerl the feature in question is missina That, 1 think, accounts in a measure f<l tlie huge fires in that country, like ths| at Spokane Falls, and a short time am at Seattle. At the same time, no harm seems to have been dove to the crops. Both Oregon and the new state c£ Washin g on have a full average crop* At the same time, there is no falling olf in tbe rate, at which the new North* west is developing. It is growing in 4 way that renders temporary losses, iik* those caused by the fires, of no a* count." Secketaky Rusk, of the agricultural department, is at tsitf How Jerry Fifth Avenue hote', says a New Yoii Rusk Made paper. One cuuoui tiling about him is tbaj His Money, the quaint old farmer* politician made m st of his money out of the purchase ,n,d sale of hog bristles. It used to be h.ti custom of the farmers up in Jerry t neighborhood to save all their ho^ l>i i.s ties for taking to the country store as i marketable commodity — almost as goou as money in payment for goods. Jerry used to give the biggest price in ti.« neighborhood, aud finally captured all the trade. It is a notable commentary on tha changes in such matters that nobody buys bristles now, since there is no longer a market for them, owing to their not being equal in quality to Ku« ropean bristles. All needed supplies by brushmakers are now imported frona the old country. They are worth their weight in silver, and are sold that way, the money value being put on one side of trie scale and the bristles on tha other. But honest old Jerry Rusk didj not buy them in that way in his time, though he may have sold them in thai way, for he made a good deal of mouey out of them. He and Dr. Solomons, of Washington, were here to inspect the cattle yardi and cattle cars of Jersey City with thtf view to prevent the exportation of sicMl cattle. It is a part ot the movement commenced by the secretary of agrli culture some weeks ago to shut off tha spread of the cattle fever now raging fa a small section of Texas. In speaking of the matter Secretary Rusk said: "I think from the measures already taken to quarantine the cattle disease in the small portions of the Southwest where it exists, that its spread has beta pretty effectually prevented. Most rail roads have taken effective sanitary measures, and I think no danger what* ever need be feared; still I want to look into the matter thoroughly and inform myself. Should we allow any diseased cattle to be shipped, it would mate rially affect our cattle trade abroad. 1 can not see but that the sanitary measure! employed in the cattle yards and cara throughout the country are thorough and efficient, but shall look into tha matter further. "Senator McPherson, of New Jersey, accompanies us to-day through the cat« tie yards in Jersey City, after which J leave for my homo in Wisconsin." Ws beg to be spared one threat* ened infliction. Ouj American trials are many and consolations are not Court plenty in these days of the triumph of Journalism. Floater Fund politics. Perusal of the pub lic news of the day brinus regreta enough to public hearts. Do not lei there be added to them tbe te dium of the recital of the doings of presidential circle done up in feeble im itation of the royalty bulletins ot the London Morning Post A recent inspired announcement from Deer Park tells the country that Mrs. McKee is "sufferine from overfatigue, the result of rolling tenpins at the bow& ing party;" that "Mrs. Harrison passed the morning quietly at home, and in ih« afternoon drove out with her grandehil* dren;" that "Mrs. Secretary Windorq left to join her daughter" in Ohio, and that "Mrs. Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Clarkson. who has been the guesl of Mrs. Stephen B. Elkins, returned to Washington." If the wires are to buzz with such in telligence whenever Mrs. McKee gets tired, what may we expect to happen when Baby McKee gets a new tooth? And when we view with alarm the mul titude of Harrisons, Scotts and McKeua who have suddenly become public per* sonages through the instrumentality of Quay, Dudley and Wanamaker, whal will be the fate of this long-sutTerin J people when the Deer Park Jenkins broadens his activities, and administers to the reading public a full, daily dos» of the comings and goings, pains, aches*' and carryings on of all of them? If we are to have a Jenkins of tha Floater Fund and Postal Sales Agency Court Journal, let him at least be ons who knows his business, and will foN low with fidelity the model set by his Angelican prototype. In England, you know, it is only royalty that is clironr icled in stereotype style. The movo monts of the wives and families of as sistants to cabinet officers are not s>el forth as part of the court records unlesl those persons happen to be the guests of the queen, or the recipients of lief special attentions. Let our Indiana Jenkins husband his energies for the topmost elite, and refrain from mixing with the records of the ruling family the visitations of Mrs. Clarkson, Mrs. Windom, Mrs. Wanumaker or Mr*. Tanner. Mr. Depew is contemplating a step, the effect of which may Channcsy De- have far-reachine con sequences both in pol>» pew for the tics and business, it is nothing else than hit Senate. reliuquishment of tlift presidency of the Nevf York Central railroad in favor of Cor nelius Vanderbilt, and his return to politics with a view of election to the United States senate. If this programme is carried out we stand on the threshold of very lively times. It is common]* understood in political circles that T.Q. I'latt intend 9 to return to the senate, and is laying his plans for that purpose with the industry and shrewdness that mark all his political maneuvering, lie and Mr. Depew are not on the most cor dial or intimate terms, and a sensational contest between them might develop very bitter features. If Mr. Platl has an eye on the senate, as it is commonly supposed he has, no doubt be has already done much to in* tlucuce the local machines in his favor, and it will be up hill work for Mr. De pew or anybody else to beat him. Nevertheless, Mr. Depew's friends ara legion, and he is one of those men whose personal resources can never be estimated in advance. It is rather curi* ous to observe that in all his talk no o^e contemplates the possibility of the re turn of Senator Evarts. It must be ad mitted, even by this gentleman's best friends, that his senatorial career ha* been a disappointment. This is the more surprising, as the senate would seem to be almost an ideal arena for such a man as our senior senator. Long the acknowledged leader of the Amer ican bar, a member of two cabinets, and a man of notable social accomplish ments, one would imagine that he would have had a brilliant career iv the senate.