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THE GLOBE. St. Paul, Minn.
Eastern Advertising Office, Room 46,
Tribune Building, New York.
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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. _
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
* *
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
* •
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
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.
"Li marriage a failure?" I asked the young
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
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
Who had married a big money chest;
Of numberless lovers who sought for her
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
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
His day fast receding to night.
Fifty years he had lived with hia darling old
And each year made her dearer still grow;
"Why need you Inquire?" the old man re
'•Why, biess me ' most certainly no 1"
"Is marriage a failure t" I asked the old
With her hair done in cork screw-like
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.
[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.
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
• *
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
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.
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*
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
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*.
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

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