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THE OLOBE. St. Paul, Minn. .
Eastern Advertising Office- Room 76,
Tribune Building, New York.
Complete files of the GLOBEalvayskenton
li and for reference. Patrons arid friends are
cordially invited to visit and avail themselves
of the futilities of our Eastern Office while
in Sew York.
\Va?iiin<:ton, Nov. 26.— For Minnesota and
Dakotas: Fair: warmer by Monday morning;
variable winds. For Wisconsin: Fair;
slightly wnrtner-except statiouary tempera
ture in extreme north; southerly winds. For
Jovvn; Fair; variable winds. For Montana:
Generally lair; variable winds.
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. In America, of all the countries in the
\vorld. labor should occuny a throne..
Our government was founded in sim
plicity by and for the people, and in
tended to be democratic in the highest
sense. Free and equal rights for all
Washington and his immortal army
fought to secure. And so fearful were
lie and all the grand array of heroes who
brought the nation into existence that
classes of rank might spring up that
they lived in the utmost simplicity, re
garding every man an equal, hoping
their example would be universally
emulated through all time. To per
petuate the democratic character of the
infant nation, the free school was estab
lished. It was the expectation that this
institution would cultivate a race in
which the commonest person would be
a philosopher. - ,
That the dream of our forefathers has
fallen short and the laborer is at the
foot in social rank is not due to a I love
for ease driving people out of the fields
of labor, for-indolence is in no wise an
American characteristic. That the "four
hundred" and the plutocrat of the day
draw their skirts about them to avoid
contact with the laborer is not altogether
self-assumed superiority: for the laborer
curses his star of dest: , and thus con
fesses In feeling of inferiority. The
farmer sees his sou developing remark
able brightness at the district school,
and dreams that the boy was born for a
great doctor, lawyer or statesman. For
the world he would?- not have him hide
his talents upon the farm. The trades
man, too. has his bright boy, and is fir
ing him with aspirations above the shop.
The average ■', teacher in the public:
'schools thinks he is performing the
highest service by filling his favorite
pupils with admiration for renowned
people, and hopes that they too may
become famous. The farmer, the trades
man and the average school teacher be
lieve that if the children who are to re-'
main on the farm and in. the shop are
able to read and write an i know the
multiplication table they have enough
The nation is reaping the results of
this miserable philosophy. And today
the law business, which has many bright
lights, is overrun with worthless law-.
yers; the medical profession, which has
many skillful physicians, is crowded
with incompetent men: on every hand
Rre would-be statesmen, who find rec
ognition only in the pot house; our
farmers 1 ' and tradesmen who are even
Rood tillers of the soil and skillful arti
sans are too often unreasoning, and
hence the victims of prejudice and ca
price. It is not cause for great wonder
that manufacturers are requiring their
employes to sign agreements to kee p
Rloof from labor organizations, and that
the business interests of the country
live in dread of these unions. Many of
the terrible strikes of the past dozen
pears have arisen from no good cause,
and been the work of an unreasoning
rabble stirred up by tonguey agitators
who cared really nothing for the inter
ests of the employe 3, and sought only
selfish ends.
Until the dignity of labor is elevated
to its throne the condition of things will
not be greatly changed. The hope of
labor lies in two directions.
The best educators have come to the
conclusion that the highest aim of the
public school should be to teach the
pupils one and all to think and be able
to follow truth, wherever it leads. Dr.
Lv.max Abbott recently said: "Our
public schools have taught a great mass
of people to read who have not yet
learned to think." When the public
school has turned universal attention to
teaching its wards to think, and the
farmer and the mechanic become con
vinced that reading, writing and arith
metic are not sufficient schooling for the
children who are to become laborers,
we shall have made a long stride in the
interests of labor.
The other direction lies in organiza
tion. The effort of the capitalist to sup
press organized labor savors of tyranny.
In no way can the laborer be more read
ily improved in thought than by associa
tion with his fellows where the time is |
devoted to exchange of ideas. If the
exchange of thought is not at first hon
est, self-interest will soon force upon
the organization honesty of purpose.
Strikes are usually disastrous to the
laborer, and no one is now more keenly
alive to the fact than he. The time has
some when many labor organizations
exhaust every means to avoid strikes.
The state labor commissioner shows
from statistics that the union of cigar
makers and the unions of. many other
trades have brought about a wonderful
decrease in strikes among- their arti-
This is only the beginning of a new
era for labor. When. loose -.thinking'
among fanners and mechanics is the
exception and not the 'rule," and they
| learn to respect tiietnselve3 and their
vocations as they should, we shall not
only have less lawyers, doctors and
statesmen, and a much higher average
race: but labor will, by moral and not
physical force, have torn down the bars
of caste. We shall then have less of
the plutocrat and. a 'more equal distri
bution of wealth. When the laborer
respects himself and his vocation as he
should, the scorn of the plutocrat.will
be a harmless shaft, In the "middle
ages Europe was torn up with terrible
labor disturbances. At length the la
borers became thinkers and evolved the
co-operative concerns which became lie 5
wonder of the world. Thought accom
plished for the workmen what violence
could not. Violence is destructive,
thought is constructive.
The Democracy cannot afford to sit
silent and contented, feeling that its
work is fully accomplished. The cause
of tariff reform cannot make a step un
less the party of tariff reform controls
all the departments of the central gov
ernment. Should the Republicans
maintain their majority in the United
States senate, the patriotic plans of
U rover Cleveland would fail of con
summation. The anti-monopolists have
carried the legislatures of states
eoouzh to overturn the enemy's ascend
ency in this body unless the popular
will is defeated by dishonest and cor
rupt methods. But there is danger that
it will be defeated in just this way. A
party which stole the presidency in
1878, which more recently stole two*
senators from the commonwealth
of Montana, and ' which / still more
recently did not hesitate to dese
crate the graves of Union soldiers
in Indiana in the hope of fastening the
crime on the Democracy and bring
ing it into popular discredit— such a
party will not stop short of desperate
expedients if they promise it an ad
vantage. The new legislatures of Cali
fornia, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska
and Kansas are very close. By unseat
ing a few members and buying a few
more.the anti-monopoly majority can be
changed into a minority. The Democ
racy must be vigilant lest this happen.
There : is room fora David B. Hill in
each of these states. There is room for
a courageous leader who will hold his
party well together, preserve discipline
and circumvent the plots of the Repub
licans. The triumph of the right is im
possible except at the pries of eternal
The Globe, in all earnestness and
seriousness, again invites the attention
of the mayor and city council to the
character of the service afforded by our
street railway company on the JSelby
avenue cable line during the busiest
hours of the day. From every quarter
of the country comes the news of the
enormous profits of .city transportation
companies. Since the application of
electricity to purposes of locomotion
such enterprises pay big dividends even
in small towns. The stock of the com
panies in the larger municipalities sells
at the highest prices. The Brooklyn
company was recently disposed of to a
syndicate at 250, in spite of its well es
tablished reputation for wretched serv
ice, a heavy bonded indebtedness
and the admitted presence of an
ocean of water in its capitaliza
tion. The St. Paul company enjoys a
franchise of most extraordinary liber
ality. It has the practically '■_'■ unre
stricted use of every street in the city,
and pays nothing in return for its
privileges. Its profits on its invest
ment must be very satisfactory. It is
not asking too much to insist that it
shall show . a reasonable regard for the
comfort of its patrons. Trains are ad
vertised to pass at intervals of five
minutes. If they did even this,. it. would
not be ;so bad. But they do not. At
noontime and at nightfall sometimes
ten or twelve minutes will elapse and
no car appear. Then several will go by
in rapid succession, and all of them
loaded beyond the point of safety. Last
evening at 6 o'clock the crowds on
some of the trains : were so dense
that the conductors could not force
their way through them, and be
fore Seven corners was reachad
they had to signal the gripmen to stop •
while they collected their fares. !
Meanwhile people were pushing and
shoving each other, an occasional lurch- 1
ing would topple over a score of dis
couraged men and women, the steps
on both the grip cars and trailers were
occupied by passengers, and everybody 1
was denouncing the company. A : con- :
dition of affairs like this ought to be
remedied, and it can be if the author
ities will give their mind to it. There;
is a chance for some alderman •to win j
fame for himself by his brave achieve-:
ments in this direction. The Globe, in
the name of a buffeted, down-trodden
and afflicted public^calls again the at
tention of the mayor and the common
council to the situation.
It is reported that the grand jury, will
fail to find a true bill against Miss Liz-.
zie Bokdes: for. the murder of her
father and mother.. The strength of the
circumstantial evidence presented
against Miss BoBDEK at the prelimi
nary examination was such that the
grand jury would not be justified in dis
charging her unless new evidence has
accumulated tending to discredit the
testimony of important witnesses at the
preliminary hearing. If such new evi
dence has accumulated, the announce
ment will be received with great satis
faction by the partisans of the accused
throughout the country. There has
been a wide-spread conviction of Miss
Borden's innocence, based chiefly on
the assumption that the crime was too
horrible to have been conceived by wom
an's brain and executed by woman's
hands, and was particularly impossible '
in view of the relation subsisting be- ;
tween the accused and the two mur
dered persons. But however much
weight this plea might have with the
emotional public, it would scarcely suf
fice to clear Miss Borden in the eyes
of a jury of men sworn to present their
findings in accordance with the evi
dence adduced. If, therefore, the grand
jury decides that Miss Bordek shall
not be held for trial, it may be
accepted that tlio decision is not the
result of undue sympathy for the ac
cused nor of general theorizing on the
subject of her capacity for planning :
and executing the crime, but is deter- .
mined strictly and impartially in ac- "I
cordance with the established facts
the case. It will be almost a national
blessing if such a decision can be
reached, however disappointing to dis
eased minds which revel iii the annals
of crime. The wide publicity promised
to all the shocking details of this case,
should Miss Bordenv come to trial,
makes it a subject for general congrat
ulation that the grand jury may see its :
way clear to discharging the accused
without trial.
The comet Biela is scurrying about
the heavens at the rate of about 750,030
miles a minute without any head, and
astronomers have been greatly alarmed
lest it might blunder against the earth.
It has been playing blind man's buff a
, ceatury or more, and never captured a
star. It will make a play for us tonight, ■
it is said; but : the astronomers : have
come to the conclusion that at the most
it will only frisk its tail in our face.
The scientific men are simply trying to
hedge, and if it fails to pay us its re
spects so much as :• to brush the earth,
they will fall in line with the Republican
politicians and explain how it hap
pened, we were missed. What other
planuet is preparing to dodge the frisky
creature the correspondents on the
other worlds have not yet wired. '
Ever since Sir Walter Raleigh in
vented smoking, the ; goddess Nicotina
has had a numerous following. Her dev
otees have burned continual incense
to her, although the "counterblaste" of
King James I. has always found an
echo in the wail of some Meta Lauder,
writing sagely on the tobacco problem,
or among the anti-tobacco fraternity.
Nothing daunted, Nicotina has girded
this little orb from West to East [in her
march of conquest. Four hundred years
ago this very month, we are told,
Columbus discovered -tobacco in the
.West Indies, and riot long afterwards
Sir Walter smoked the first imported
Havana. v ■"*...^'
Tobacco 1 has an honorable niche in
literature. Lord Bacon* said: "It com- •
forteth the spirits and dischargeth
weariness.^' Ben; Joxson' and Beau
mont and Fletcher, with perhaps
Shakespeare, renewed the.ir friend
ships over a pipe. Sir Isaac Newton
loved bis pipe like a true Englishman,
and had a playful and gallant way of
using the fingers of his lady friends to
press down the tobacco. Steele wrote
his delightful essays with a pipe in his
mouth, and Addisox said his wittiest
things out of a cloud of smoke. Drydkx
loved his "pinch" first and then his
"whiff;" and Coxgkeve and Defoe
were nearly as fond of "a soothing,
longrstemmed clay" as was later Car-
If Ciiakles \j\y t said "Farewell to
Tobacco," calling it
FiHh o' tne mouth and 10% 0' the mind,
it was not till lisj had long been a fond
devotee of Nicotina. The novels of Si r
Walteb Scott are redolent with to
bacco. Dickens, being a newspaper
man, smoked, of course. Te.vxyson. as
poet laureate, was wreathed in fragrant
clouds. SPURQEON preached in defense
of nicotine comfort, aud on one occa
sion answered the pious remonstrance
of a brother clergyman, saying he "in
tended to smoke a trood cigar to tne
glory of God before he went to bed that
night!" If Shelley, Poe and Tom
Moobb belonged to the anti-tobacco
fraternity, their names are offset by
.those of Longfellow, Lowell, Ai.d
men and Ci.kmkx.s. Bismabck once
said to a circle of friends: "The value
of a good dear is best understood when
it is the last you possess and there is no
chance of getting another. At Kouig
gratz 1 had only one cigar."
All hail to the disciples of Sir Wal
tei: Raleigh, and long may they
smoke! Should they feel debarred from
tiie communion of saints, not to say im
pslled toward the communion of sinners,
when they indulge in "that delectable
pastime." _
The present sour-grape attitude of
the Republican party is extremely di
vertin?. Albeit notoriously accustomed
to regard victory or defeat as n mere
matter of official spoils, the g. o. p. is
just now engaged in manifesting a
violent indifference to spoils of every
kiud. It is boisterously confident that
the grapes are very sour, and conducive
to all manner of cram"p"s and colics. It
views with pityin; concern what it
terms the "mad Democratic scramble
for office," and is obtrusively glad
that it isn't under obligations to
the dear people to participate in
the scramble. It sneers about the
"dozen applicants for every office"
quite as tnoush its owu record
for the past thirty years did not
show up an average of nearer
a hundred than a dozen place
seekers for every place. It eagerly
follows the cue of the pious editor of
the New York Mail and Express, who
parades the following text at the head
of bis columns: "Be not thou envious
against evil men, neither desire to be
with them ; for their heart studieth op
pression aud their lips talk of mis
Our Republican friends are not en
vious—perish the thought! They' have
no desire to be with us in the distribu
tion of the flesh pots: not they. But
they know that we are evil men; that
our heart studieth oppression of their
frauds and our lips talk of mischief to
be done with an axe; so they hasten to
bow their heads upon the black, while
they pathetically protest that it isn't
their funeral, but the funeral of eleven
out of every dozen Democrats who want
an office. _
On auother page the Globe today
presents a sketch of the man who may
be reckoned the real leader of the tariff
reform movement in this-country. That
man is not William R. Mokkisox, not
Roger Q. Mills, not William M.
Springes, but a modest gentleman
who leads a life of scholarly retirement
in his New England home, and whose
name is David A. Wells.
Under the counsels of Mr. Wells the
tariff measures which bear the names
of Morrisox and Mills and Springeu
were formed. Seeking no conspicuous
position for himself, Mr. Wells has
invariably been sought out by the
men who had in charge the promotion
of tariff reform legislation in congress.
In the construction of tariff reform
measures his has ever been the guid
ing voice, the unseen hand, which
evolved consistent symmetry out of the
chaotic mass of conflicting interests.
He has given thirty years of constant
study to the subject of taxation, and his
writings on the subject are recognized
authority in all countries. France and
Italy have given him (be highest hon
ors appertaining to scholars aud scien
tists, and in England iie is considered
"one of the foremost living economists."
And yet to the masses of his own coun
trymen he is but little known, owing to
his modest incliirationto lemain person
ally in the background while the cause
for which he labors advances. That
cause is now approaching its triifhi pliant
culmination, and his counsels will be
more potent than ever. His will unques
tionably be the strongest individual in
fluence over the deliberations of the
Fifty-third congress, unless we except
the iufluence of the president himsulr.
The country at large should know Mr.
Wells better. Read the story ot his
career presented in the Globe today.
It is instructive and keenly interesting.
Chicago is certainly a generous city.
It has equipped its policemen with
bicycles. It is very kiud of them to give
their knights of the club such an oppor
tunity tor healthful recreation, and
gratitude will no doubt well up in the
hearts of their "finest" as they visit the
parKs two or three times a day and
roam about to see the fishes swim and
dream under the sweet influences of the
charming scenery. But it would be
generosity wasted for St. Paul to equip
its police force with wheels. They
would soon all be stolen and sold to
second-hand dealers in Minneapolis.
Besides, judging from the results of our
police work, our "finest" must tiud ;
plenty of recreation on their own a> j
count. _
It is becoming sadly apparent that j
Ja.mks G. Blain'e will never asrain j
enter public life. The malady which |
Ijas for a period of years made Mr. j
Blaise's health a matter of general
eoßcern appears now to be approachinar 1
a culmination which can be looked for
ward to only with dread. Of the exact ;
nature of this malady the public basj
never been informed, and it has no de 7
sire to pry into the secret so sedulously
guarded by the sick man's family and
physicians. But, whatever it is, the j
malady is evidently one which cannot
be baffled by even the utmost resources
of science. Release from the cares of
office has not brought the relief that
was hoped for. and after several
months of absolute rest Mr. Blaixe
lies on a sick bed in a much worse con- ,
dition than when he resigned his com
mission as secretary of state. He may
be spared to his immediate friends for
an indefinite period, but his public
career is like a book that is written. To
the record of conspicuous events through
which his life has moved his biographers
will need to add but one more chap
ter, a solemn and sorrowful one. The
natioH unitedly prays that this chapter
may be postponed until the great leader
is ready aud willing that it should be
The Globe prints the last of the sea
son's football news this morning, when
it publishes the scores of the games be
tween Aunapolis and West Point and
the i'ale ana Harvard freshmen. We
shall have no more football tor a year,
because, no matter how enthusiastic its
votaries, the sport is too violent a one
for warm weather, and it is not adapted
for surroundings of snow and ice. Play
thus far has been confined to the two
months of October and November; and,
if it can continue to be, the royal game
may survive its present popularity. The
great danger of amusements in this
country is that they will be overdone
and that the public will lose its interest
in the midst of a surfeit. The United
States has gone mad about .foot
ball, and there would be every
promise of disaster ahead of it,
were it not for the safeguard the brev
ity of its annual season affords. If the
sport is ruined, it will be the fault not
of the college boys, but of their patrons
and the newspapers. One would imag
ing from reading the tidings of the uni
versity contests that the whole body of
undergraduates did nothing daily but
exercise on the athletic field. Nothing
could be further from the truth. Even
the members ot the team do not devote
more than a couple of hours out of the
twonty-four to practice, and the exact
ing demands of the curriculum are not
neglected because of it. It is a very
pretty picture to dream of college life as
a period of careless idling, of dancing
and dissipation, and of boating, ball
playing and skating. But, in point ot
fact, it is a period of much hard intel
lectual work for both the dull and th c
bright— for the dull that he may keep
up with his classes, and for the
bright that ho may win the honors
which are orfered for his stimulation.
The faculty does not omit lectures, reci
tations and examinations because the
young men would like to have a good
•time. But the grind goes on, with its
pleasures, its disappointments, its rival
ries and its heartburn ings, in very much
the same way as the grind goes on in the
reai world of action. The years on the
campus are by no means one long holi
day. It is fortunate for football, and
for the fair name of ourleadine colleges
that the last goal of 1802 has been
It mat be the work of our exhilarating at
mosphere, but at any rate there is a deal of
enterprise among even the bad boys of St.
Paul, One of the ilk, who lives in a certain
suburban district, aspires to become a
train robber, and night before last
he decided to rob a hen roost, just
for a begiuning in his career of fame. An
hour after all were in bed ne entered the hen
roost of the next-door neierhbor, which stood
twenty rods from the house. A hungry pole
cat happened along, and, hearing the sub
dued piping of a fowl, made for the spot
where the youth was engaged iv nis desper
ate deed. There .was nu encounter. The lad
escaped with au expenseless dose of per
fumery, aud the skutiK got the chickens.
Yesterday his parents and the neighbors com
pared notes on the similarity of tsmeli iv the
coop and on the boy's clothing. At length
the lad was well spanked and put to bed
without his supper. He isn't discouraged,
though, with the outcome of his first venture,
and swears he will yet be as famous as Dick
Tukpin. _
It is wonderful how silent the fair half of
the nation is upon Mrs. I.cask's candidacy
for the I'nited Stales senate. It was the ex
pectation of the male half that every woman
in the land woul d be clamoring for her elec
tion. But then how can the dear creatures
tell what Mrs. Lease's policy would be? The
first thing she might introduce a bill iv the
senate making it a crime for a woman to ap
pear upon the streets in anything but kilts.
She might turn out to bean enthusiastic ad
vocate of decollete en tnuiie costumes; but
who knows? Of course, the gallant army of
statesmen down in Washington would never
think of denying one lone woman anyihiug
she asked.
Over §40,000 has already been paid out of
the depleted national trensury toward liqui
dating the bill of Marshal Jacobus for 7,iK)3
Harrison heelers who wore aeputy mar
shals' badges in New York: city on election
day. The provisions of the force biil itself
were scarcely more iniquitous thau are those
of the existing federal election laws wh. en
administered by unscrupulous officials.
The argument of Eastern papers against
the admission of Arizona and New Mexico
to statehood on the ground that they would
vote for free silver 13 indefensibly bad.
Arizona and New Mexico might well be par
doned for preferring not to enter the Union
if the surrender of th3ir convictions on any
public question were made a condition prec
edent to their entrance.
Our esteemed contemporary, the Billville
Banner, effects a successful fusion of truth
and poetry wheu it says:
"The fellow who voted for you
Is a gnost that haunts your hearth;
And his wants are few when ne smiles on
For he only wants the earth !"'
Senator Peffer thinks fewer senators,
would put their feet on their desks if Mrs.
Lease were there to set a better example;
but how dreadful if the example should work
tne other way ! And then, too, how could,
the secret sessions be managed with Mabt
The West blushes for Kansas. That state >
is painfully retrograding. Even New Hamp
shire repented at sending au old lady to
such a tough place as the senate, and called
Blair home again; but Kansas now meanly
contemplates sanding Mrs. Leask there.
Now the g. o. p. jobholder ;;■:. ; -: '
. Fancies he hears a harp ; . ._. ;--; *"#/
But it's only i the ~ music. the grindstone
: Keeping Adlai's r.xe real sharp. - '•■ ;t
■':, - : .. V^*""'. .*■ I*' .'!-'_.; ••■'. ,?^ ': y>
• A contemporart's telegraphic 1 headlines
gravely announce that •"Chicago has a
.'mounted highwayman in her midst." That's?
a little worse than, having Tuanksgi-viu^
plum pudding there. -^7 ; " ;\.- .' , ' ''
-.It would -easa our nerves if Baby McKee
would surrender the pilot wheel: while all
these comets are flying around us."' ...
Com|. (roller McC'ardy may bejjin to think
thai ills autocratic refusal to pay salaries and
such things as a police pension is not the
way 10 s;ue money to tho city, after being
Con'fiifcefl by the court that Kenaley is en
titleu U> his pay as a pensioner, and accum
ulated costs and interest. Mr. MeCardy was
told by many that ihe city would eventually
have to uay this money. The corporation at
torney gave his opinion to this effect. Mayor
Vtjftghtaiso wrote him a letter advising the
payment of tl»e pension, and received from
MrJ MeCardy a loug communication through
a newspaper, which all but told tbe mayor iv
t>lain terms to keep hi* hands off and let the
writer pursue his own cours?, to the end ot a
lawsuit. There are a uumber more instances
oft Mr. MeCardy' s obtuse couception or no
tions of tlie law that will be settled iv the
eoifrts. It mignt be well to let him pay the
cost of defending his opiuions iv the court,
out of hi? own pocket in cases where he
fails to convince the court that he is right,
and thus enforce the object lesson.
• < c
AM nits look forward to holidays with pleas
ant anticipations, while children grow glee
ful over counting tbe days aud weeks before
Christmas or a birthday. Probably the most
desirable holiday to paterfamilis is Thanks
giving, because it affords him an opportunity
tof-ust with but littls expanse to his purse.
The deteriorating effects of a Thanksgiving
dinner on tbe business or professional man
are noticed by his dispeptic disposition and
scowling looks the following day. The re
bults in such cases have prompted a large
aggregation of employes and those who have
gormandizing superiors to wish that Thanks
giving turkey may be dispensed with, and it
is possible that a petition to abandon the
observance of the day may be presented to
the powers that be.
Christmas does not have the same effect,
even if great dinners do attach to the occa
sion. Not even when the great expense of
this seasou is taken into consideration does
the head of the family frown upon the world
and those near him after Christmas. The
reason for Ihe difference niny be that the
time for new resolutions is at hand, and the
determination to make "the incoming year a
happy one serves as a restraint; ~ but more,
likely it is because the general happiness of
those who are dependents inspire a better
feeling in those who bear, the brunt of the
merry-making. - . r . ,/::^', ■:::'"■ '■■ v;
■ • •
Of all the holidays, Christmas is the one
looked forward to by the children. The
child looks beyond Uncle Sam and his
turkey to Kriss Kriugleand his reindeers and
bundle of toys. All other festivals and
feasts give way to that on which the earth
was made glad "by the birth of the God-man.
All the year round the little tots are looking
forward to the coming of Christmas. At
this time of the year the. little ones have de
cided on what they want on that occasion.
The means to secure th 3 desired gifts often
puzzle the child, but the precocious ones
often evolve ideas that meet the case very
Closely. The Globe came into possession of
a request to the jolly old knight of Christmas
time and uudertfiKes to delis r er it to him for
its little friend. Every one reads the Globe,
aud the letter below is published so that
Kriss Kringle may read lt.andbe sure to com
ply with Its request:
St. Paul, Nov. 22, 1832— Dear Santa Claus:
I will tell you what I want for Christmas. I
want a story book and some handkerchiefs,
and a box of writinu paper. I will be very
thankful if you will give me that. Your lov
ing little Julia Bienhofp.
Detroit Free Press,
l'enshuns pays pollitishans.
Money is what gives sparkel to cam-
Nine men out of every ten think they
can be statesmen.
Candidates air seldom jumped on
when they air down.
Pollitishans consider bnyin' a vote an
irtyestment and not a crime.
'Twouldn't be so bad, mebbe, ef a
man could git a house and lot or h farm
fer his vote.
'Taint necessary to ask about a man's
moral charakter when you air looking
ter a hand iv the pollitikle feeld.
It's a mighty pore sort ov a feller-sit
zen we've tjot'that won't lern to rede
aud rite. ,
[A Thanksgiving Tale.l
He was a little "newsy," and they called him
Jimmy Wood, <-' '
No nobler bit ot human flesh ou God's greeD
footstool stoo<J:
He might be called a haudsome lad, and one
could plainly trace
The lineaments of manliness upon his grimy
His clothes were ragged tatters, what few of
them he wore.
Suspenders were a luxury he didn't have in
store. '.■;.--■•:
His father's cast-off shoes and hat were good
•■-■■; i enough for him. -..-.••■. • ', ■,
As for the rest, the mother said, "God would
take care of Jim."
What need to say ! that they were poor, and
' poor as a church mouse, •■■•.•■:-, •-•■.■•
Aside from Jim's appearance, you could tell
that by the house, .■■•;, ■. / . . . '■ ,
Where penury's chill presence could be felt
, ■' and plainly seen, r : ; ,"~V - -
Iv all the tattered " furniture,- the trappings
'■■'■ J . "■ '! poor and mean ; ..•• — ■ >■ " '•■•
Tho' what they had was meager, they never
■ »■'■• cared for more. ■.-.■: .
So long as they could keep the wolf from out
the cottage door. . ;. .. ...
Well, Thanksgiving day was coming.and Jim
. was laying by ■■■'■" : ■■-
His pennies or a turkey which he'd pur
chase on the sly. / ... :;<•:..■
And bear it home in triumph and there, be
. fore her eyes, ...;.- ..-
He'd greet his anxious mother with a sudden
glad suprprise. '.f-~*'-**is>
So the day. before the holiday, Jim's voice"
quite loud and clear, ,
From time to time was heard to cry: ' "Here's
■ « yer Globe find Pioneer!" : - :.,
But "holler"' all he wanted to and rail against
his hick. "'•■
He found himself at ten o'clock.as "newsies"
■ -■-■-■say, "dead stuck." - .' .-, , . v -£■
The people wouldn't purchase and the pa
' • pers wouldn't sell, ••.-■•■- - - ■
The depth of little Jimmies grief was truly
' nardtotell. ' ••' -<...■•"
The noble lad hoped bravely on, nor vent
ured to complain. - . .-.':■
Tho' visions of roast turkey - went cavorting
*' thro' his brain. :" ' .:^ ' "', „
While shivering on the corner, and shuffling
. with his feet, ! •— :■••■.<•
A runaway, with frightful speed, came dash
ing down the street; •; ■;- :-.
Swift, swift, the \ Hying horses \ came— the
. chilling wintry air -. v. ■ „ " .
Lent heightened speed and vigor to the
swiftly moving pair: •- ' /
Two little tots upon the street indulged in *
.- . merry play. '- ■ ■-- ■ > . •
Unheeding quite the danger now approach
ing fast their way. „- .... ..
Not stopping »o consider the great hazard
that he took, . . .^. : ;. -
Our Jimmy. "siziu? up" the scene, his corner
: . '- place forsook; •-'- ■' : : '■■■■.'.- "•-'-
Refusing all the warnings of the populace to
r.j-25 heed, ' .>-■'''' ' : -:-> : ' ::.■-::..- -s.--v
--: He fastened to the middle of the roadway at
"': full speed. -.• -. ". ,
The only things between the bairns and
. death or danger grim, , - .
A "Instance of but fifty feet and little Newsy
„., Jim. - .. . ; :
The peril was so imminent, no person dared
'"1 to speak; • •'„ ■■'/■■■
Another bound, the horses' breath was almost
.. o on their cheek. - ; : :
The children from ise jaws of death by little
-r :x Jim were torn, v '_"■''.,,'._
An act of splendid brav'ry that a hero might :
1 191 adorn. " ■} ™'- r - '.'■>- :
And every one who saw the deed spoke loud
, n jj in Jimmy's praise, ■ ■ • ■
Ana hoped the Lord would lengthen out the
:'i, measure of his days. ; ' .. .
The father of the little ones upon the ground
«y» .-■ soon came.
Inquiring 'round among the crowd the little
. hero's name. . • . • I
And having found the youngster, he warmly
shook his hand, _
• And spoke his admiration- of the newsies
, r-.e • nerve and sand. • -..- . . ;.-...'
r "Here's fifty dollars for you," said the man on
v^^.:: leaving Jim, ... ..■-.• _■■- ....
Requesting at the same time that he take the
„>. j cash from him. :?-'■ .. ;
'.•I only did my duty,, sir," said Jim, then
„' -.: ' hung his he-ad. .--.» : -■ r
And fumbled 'iiioug^ his .'•dailies,'.' while his '
! -"v- cheeks grew crimson red. \.*i
'■ "You buy these papers from me, to sell them
:'£ ' hard I've tried:
■ For I want to get a turkey for my . mother,"
he replied: . ~ ''-
.''•Keep • your . money," Jim continued, "you
'1 ■' are clever, just the same:
J<Tho' my.iirother isn't present, ; sir, I. thank
ft 4 you in her name.'' . -1
$ Well, the good man bought the papers, and
f „ Jim, in joyful glee.:- :.""
■ Sought out the plum nest rooster in the gro
g_;i:ccry ho could see: * ;' . ..
And the mother, when she heard Jim's tale,
* t-'- wepi tears of heartfelt Joy ■.
For the r honor and .the valor of her little
i newsy boy. ' ;! • :^-;v: "' ,
,:. .-■.:. .-:/.;■ „ — M. J. Donnelly.:
With the ability and experience of Kelly,
the sagacity and persistence of Rodger, the
legal acumen, training and forensic power of
Ives, Dodti aud Walsh, the legislative knowl
edge and hustling <itmlitics of NHssoft tbe
diplomatic)* of Dr. Williams, the Ramsey
co 1 nty delegation in the co.ning legislature
can b> relied upon to stand more than an
equal show with auv other delegatiou for
securing legislation for the need-; and benefit
o; their constituents. Neither Dod<l, Walsh
or \Villiatns are worrying at all over the
•'bluff" contests which have been inaugurated
against them.
Many enthusiastic and quietly joyful Dem
ocrats have been wondering over since elec
tion if the Ramsey county Democracy would
tliink enough of its victory to hold a ratifica
tion meeting. The successful candidates
have not seemed to take any interest iv the
matter, and. as usual, the workers for good
government and glory have taken hold of
the matter. President Matt Egan has called
a meeting of the Second Ward club for next
Saturday evening. The Eighth Ward club
will be called together Friday evening for
the same purpose, and the Sixth warders are
understood to De iv line with the project.
Different nights will be selected, aud the
club members will interchange visits. The
congratulatory taiss will be made at these
meetings by some of tho hustlers who
worked tor the whole ticket through thick
and thin.
David Ramaley. ou behalf of the news
paper proprietors, aud Cornelius Guiney, ou
behalf of the printers, have added a new
laurel to the theory and practice of arbitra
tion by coming to an amicable agreement,
without any fuss or noise, on the question of
compensation for operators of typesetting
machines. It is believed the scale Hgreed on
will be mutually satisfactory for the period
agreed upon, aud will prove a splendid
basis for future aud permanent action.
With the exception of the contest for the
position of assistant to County Attorney But
ler, little or uo interest is being taken in the
question of who will be the occupants of
places in the city and county building under
the new officials wheu they step into ottice.
Some smart Alec 011 an evening paper re
cently took a wrong l; steer" from Jim Burns
like a simple giliv, and yesterday made the
thing more ridiculous by stating in all earn
estness that the men named would decline
to accept. The auditor-elect is understood
to have practically decided on his BKSMtanU,
but the names will not be announced until
the first of the year probably. Burns has hfid
the gall to decide on these men without con
sulting /oilman or Kelier, and they have
taken exception to this action by filing
notice of contest. £. C. Ives will
probably retain most of the present force in
the abstract office, and will devote his most
energetic efforts to making the Kamsey
county abstract office a model of its kind.
Register of Deeds Haas and Treasurar Nelson
will no douot retain their present efficient
forces, with only incidental changes. Sheriff
Chapel will introduce some new blood into
the sheriff's oih'ee, but Charley Dana aud
Deputy McCarron— the latter an old soldier
and one of Chapel's main pushers when he
seemed to have little show for the nomina
tiou—will continue to be accommodating and
efficient iv the county governor s office.
Tuesday. Dec. 13, has been designated as
Homestead day by the American Federation
of Labor. The St. Pan! Trades and Labor as
sembly has caught the spirit of the move, and
President J.J.Ryan has appointed a com
mittee, with E. C. Ives, abstract clerk-elect,
at its head, to arrange a grand entertainment
at Market hail on that evening, to raise funds
for tne defense of the victims of Carnegie
aud Frick. It Is proposed to make tnis a
memorable occasion, and no effort will be
withheld by the assembly committee iv its
endeavor to make the affair a great success.
The programme is now In preparation.
Thomas C. Shanahan, president of the
steamfitters' union of Pittsbarg. an old-lime
St. Paul boy, who has been called home to at
tend the funeral of his mother, is enthusiastic
over the triumph of W. W. Erwin in the dis
charge of C'ritchlow. "For boldness, logic,
invective and keenness," ssiid Mr. Shauahau.
the closing effort or Mr. Er win won the ad
miration of all who heard it. His preliminary
speech had not prepared any one for such a
magnificent argument, but the packed audi
ence which suffered much discomfort to hear
Marshall, Penneylvatiia's great criminal law
yer, went away enthusiastically praising Er
win. His plea was complete at every
point, and the jury remained out only
fifteen minutes. Wlieu they came in
the judge had a face as long as all
day, but when the verdict was announced the
great crowd turned itself loose, and for a
brief spell the court allowed them full
swing. I felt glad I could claim St. Paul as
my birthplace and early home when I saw
the multitude, some smiling and some in
tears, rush to grasp the hands of Mr. Erwia
and the other defenders of our imprisoned
brethren. The feentimeut in and about Pitts
burg is that as Critchlow was not convicted
none of the other men will be. Hugh O'Don
iiell's case will be the second to be tried
when court reconvenes."'
Sullivan. Gilbert & Carte— up to the
time of dissolution of partnership—
made about 5450.0C0 apiece.
Miss Theckla Crawford is editor of a
new monthly in New Orleans entitled
the Ladies' Companion. It is devoted
to "the promotion of higher life of
woman and the home."
Countess de Nurasol, Etta Hughes
and Franklin Paula, Spanish, English
and Austrian governessesof the infantas
of Spain, receive each £4.000 a year, be
sides a home in the royal household.
Mrs. Poingdestre, a Jersey lady, has
just completed her 100 th year, as she
was born Aug. 3, W.t-.1. One "of her sons
is seventy-two. She writes clearly with
out glasses, has a good memory for past
events and can even join in singing.
Mile. Kote L'Ouverture. a grand
daughter and the only living descend
ant of the great Haytian soldier, lives
in the village of Soirac, France. She is
sixty-nine years old and dependent
upon the annual pei-sion of 1,052 francs
paid her by the government.
The late Duke of Cambridge was in
the habit of thinking out loud, so to
speak, and there were times when his
audible expression of opinions was at
least inopportune. It is related of him
by a London journal that during divine
service, whenever the rector said "Let
us pray." his royal highness would
answer in a voice audible throughout
the church, "Aye, to be sure; why not?"
Once at the opera, after the duke had
swept the house with his glasses, he
called out in a tone that reached from
pit to dome, "Why, I declare, there are
not half a' dozen pretty girls in the
house — not half a dozen, not half a
The late Earl of Essex was hurried in
a coffin of oak designed twelve years
ago by the deceased nobleman himself,
who was a prominent member of the
Funeral .Reform association. It had
what is called "open trellis-work"
around it. and was filled with choiGO
herbs and evergreens. There have
been many people of recent
years, some- of them prominent
in other ways, who have had
their coffins made to order long before
the approach of death. Maybe the orig
inator of the fashion was Lord Nelson,
who used to keep standing upright in
the cabin of the Victory a colh'n that an
admirer presented him one birthday
anniversary, and in this coffin his lord
ship's remains were at last put to rest.
That suicide club is located in Phila
delphia. This is astonishing. Who
ever would have dreamed that Phila
delphia hnrt life enough for organized
suicide.— New York Telegram.
Suicide by lottery is the latest eccen
tricity of modern civilization. But that
story of the London Suicide club, with
branches in this country, looks very
much like a "fake."— New York
Perhaps we ousrht not mourn over the
death of a man who joins a suicide club
anil stipulates to kill himself at a cer
tain titiie. A man who would join such
a club could do many worse things for
the public than kill himself.— Boston
The lesson is taught anew that in col
lisions or this character capital is sure
to win whenever labor reaoilsto violent
means to accomplish its en.ls and thus
offends a large body of public opinion.
— Rochester lle'ald.
The strike has been extremely costly
to the men, the company, toe county
and the stnte. and nothing has been ac
complished by it except the unneces
sary demonstration that violence on the
pait of strikers does not accomplish any
good.— Philadelphia Ledger.
The costly lessou of this Homestead
strike is not likely to be forgotten by
either side. The material in
flicted may be speedily repaired; but it
will require years to restore the shat
tered bond of confidence and mutual re
gard between employer and employe.—
Philadelphia Record.
Although the strike at Homestead has
not been "declared off," it is practically
ended, and the men are going back to
work, ft is useless for workingme.n to
fight their employers when the latter
are supported by a lame army of unem
ployed, all eager to work on any terms
—St. Louis (ilobe-Democrat.
As an object lesson on the dishonesty
of the claim that the protected indus
tries made voluntary increase in wages
because the tin iff enabled them to do so.
it attracted general attention. But for
the violence which accompanied the
stages of the movement, the strikers
would have had universal sympathy;
and what they lost in this regard they
almost regained through the unwisdom
of ttieir employers.— Detroit Free Press.
Struggles like these are at their best
a complete loss to industry, a source of
suffering to lat)or and a threat to social
order. The case itself is a demonstra
tion of the need of some reasonable re
sort to take its place. Voluntary arbi
tration, a new organization of industry,
either on the co-operative or profit
sharing plan, or, as more Immediate in
its results, a spirit of conciliation and
toleration on both sides ought to be so
sousrht as to render impossible any
more such conflicts as that which has
Riven Homestead unfortunate notoriety
for the past six months.— Pittsburg Dis
Most strikes, as the history of labor
shows, fail for one cause or another. >
This one seems to have been defeated
by bad leadership. The conduct of the
revolt fell into the hands of men who
had no appreciation of tue gravity of
the issues involved, who were more con
cerned with their personal notoriety
than with the general Kood. Upon them
falls the responsibility of the shocking
tragedy of last July and the score ot
crimes and fatalities that have followed
in its train. Their fault it is that strik
ers have forfeited a «reat part of the
public sympathy which is essential to
every strike, and which, in the begin
ning, certainly belonged to the Home
stead workinginen.— Chicago i'ost.
Say farewell to giddy tennis,
Fondly bid croquet goodbye,
Winter's coming on and then is
Time from milder sports to lly.
Let the ball field be deserted.
Lay. the tubing iodaway;
When with summer girls you flirted
They would do— but not today.
Lounging on the beach is pleasant;
When there's nothing else to do;
Huntsmen joy in quail and pheasant,
. It their aim is sure ana true.
But a pair of skates is better
Than a double-barreled gun, .-'
When the ice king welds his fettei
Then begins the season's fun.
Do not tarry any longer;
Must you "be invited twice?
Come and test your skull if stronger
Then the smooth alluring ice.
—Detroit Tribune.
What's the eood of being afraid be
cause Biela's comet is expected to pass
within 1,000,000 miles of the earth. If
we can siand Democratic victory can't
vve stand anything?— Evening Wiscon
2i ■■1 j a -a LI ■
i Hi t- y-vTi U £j hub kJy.il Q ; E i &2T31 U
Auction! Auction! Auction!
(fQtj flflfl wofrPJOpfTC
iPddjUUU.jL.Un I L 0
Must lie Closed Out at the
409 and 411 Jackson Street.
It will take all this week, even at the terribly low
prices at which goods are going, to clean out for the n&W
stock telegraphed for the day after the fire.
It will pay you well to coin-:) 200 miles to attend
this sale. Many Elegant Pieces showing No Damage
Whatever are going at a mere fraction of their value.
You are offered a chance to buy Christmas Gifts at this
auction at one quarter of what you will pay at the stores.
This is beyond question the grandest opportunity
ever offered the people of these cities to g<;t choice Par
lor Pieces, Elegant Lace Curtains, Silk Drapery Stuffs,
Bed Room Suits, Office Desks, Chiffoniers, Ladies' Desks,
Fancy Center Tables, Five O'Clock Tea Tables, Folding-
Beds, Crockery in Tea and Dinner Sets, L'unps, and in
fact all kinds of House Furnishings. This fire occurre I
on the night of the 7th hist, and was confined to the
top floor, utterly destroying a very large surplus stock.
All the six large floors below this floor were more or less
damaged by water, but not at all by fire. You will be
surprised at the elegant condition the goods are in, and
may depend upon getting anything you want at your
own prices.
Biela's com?t— or what there U left of
it-indicates by its ISO-mile-a-minUte
gait that it has cauzht the record-break
ing mania which tins been abroad ill thu>
earth this year.— Pittsburg Dispatch.
The comet is a little late for the Co
lumbus celebration and a trifle early
for the world's fair. But it it is to hie
this devouted pianet anywhere Chicago
is certainly the bull's eye it ought to
strike. — New York Commercial Adver
Prof. Lewis Boss tolls us that the new
comet will not strike tite earth; that
the intersection of the courses of the
comet and the earth show that we will
have a narrow escape of ei«?t»t boors.
Tliis is not a long time, but it is ;» case
where a miss is as trood as a million
miles.— Buffalo Courier.
As the earth, according to the state
ment of Prof. Lewis BOSS, Of the Dud
ley observatory, will miss a collision
with the comet now cavorting around
in the heavens by about eight hours in
time, those who have been in dread .'I?
this celestial tramp may lay away
their ascension robes and breathe freely
again.— Rochester I'nion and Adver*
Nobody knows as yet whether it Is
Mr. Biela's or some other person's
comet that is cavorting up and down
the sky. Unless the celestial wanderer
proves its identity pretty soon it may
be taken in under the vagrancy laws.—
New York Press.
These Are Traveling.
Special to the Globe.
Ni:\v Yokk, Nov. -Jt>. — At Sew York hofftls!
Minneapolis— E. P. emdwell. Bartholdl; W.
Comana, Holland: W, K. Barton, As tor; i>.
8. Raymond. Grand; Mrs; Thomas Lowry.
Fifth Avenue. St. Paul— W. F. ForepaUßh,
Sturtevatit; Misses Bill. Windsor; Mt> i
Uni'.iii Union: E. J. Clasea Imperial. Dn
latb—O. T. Dagbes, Broadway-Central. Miu
nesota — Ex-St-mitor Dwighi Siil>ii>, rath
&£& , SAVE :$
When we say "Save a
Dollar," we'll do better than
we say; we will agree ab
solutely to save you $25 on
the purchase of a
And that, too, not on an ob
scure and unknown make,
but one of the standard in
struments of the day. We
have been unavoidably de
layed in the construction
ol our new building , and
make this offer as an in
ducement to you t j*-&&.
to come down on 5 & £ . T^ i i
lower Third#iygßS|&
street. Is it%ri O o T D^
worth it to you? %>v^p
B^ ?-&-BROr
-148 and 150 E. Third Street.St.Paul.
509 & 511 Nicollet Ay., Niimeapolis.

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