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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT THE GLOBK BUILDING, CORNER FOURTH AND CEDAR STREETS ' RY~IiKWIS 84K.8R. ST. PAUL GLOME SUBSCKQTION KATE Daily (Not Ixcluuisg Sunday.) 1 vr lii lulvance.SS 00 j 3m in advance.? 2.oo oin in advance. 400 | c weeks in adv. lOJ One mouth i»C. DAILY AM) SI'M'AY. 1 vr lii Bdvance.slooo j 3 mo* In adv $2 50 ii mm advance. 500 I 5 weeks in udv. 100 One month ' oc. \ ■ MMiAl' ALONE. 1 vr In advance..* SOO I 3mos. in adv.. ..50c Cm i" advance-.. 100 llm. in udv.uice.-Oc Tki-Weekly- (Daily- Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) -nmi 1 yr in aavance..«4 00 | 6 mos. in adv..S- V" a months in advance — &1 oa WEEKLY ST. l'Al'l. GLOBE. One >cr.r Sl ! Six mo.; GBc | Three me, 3.* c Rejected communications cannot be pre served. AcOicfs all letters and telegrams to THE GLOME, at. Paul, .Minn. Eastern Advertising Oiiicc- Room 41, Sinus Hr.ildiug, New York. Complete files of the Glow alway.skept on hand tor reference. Patrons and friends are cordially invited to visit andaval t liemse w of the facilities of our Eastern Oflice. while ii yew York. , . TODAY'S WEATHER. Washington, Feb. 24-For Wisconsin: Local snows; northerly to easterly winds; warmer in Southeastern Michigan. For Iowa: Threatening weather and snow; northerly winds; colder. For Minnesota: Snow iv southeastern, probably fair in north western portion; northerly winds; colder in southeastern portion, warmer in northwest ern portion. For South Dakota: Light snows, followed by clearing weather; north erly winds; colder in central portion. For iNarth Dakota aud Montana: Generally fair; westerly winds; a slight rise iv temperature. GENERA I. 0 BBEBV ATIONS. United States Department ot Aontcin.t rnE, Weatuep. Bureau. Washington-. Feb. 26,6:48 p. m. Local Tim?jnt,<. m. 7 th Merid ian Time.-- .Observations 'mi-ten at the same moment of tin at all stations. E S~i xS B If go ! "SB Place of 3- g g Place of |£" g S Observation. 3 o g& Observation. g2. £ & ? . re : : a . '. 7 • - • *? St. I'aul. ..30.14- 16 Havre 30.18 6 Duluth... 30.10 16 Miles City... 30.14 10 La Crosse... 33.12 181 Helena 30.11 6 Huron 30.08 18j Calgary... . 30.14 12 Pierre 30.01; 24 Minneaosa Moorhead... 30.18 4- Med'e Hat... 30.18 10 St. Vincent. 30.12— Qu'Appelle. 30.06 —1 Bismarck. 30.10 W Sw'tCur'enl -.0.10 —2 Ft. Union!.. 30.20 2, \\ imiipeg .. 3..04 —2 — Below zero. F. c. Thompson. Observer Weather Bureau. The invalids at Hot Springs have just been buncoed to the tune of 6100,000. The treatment there must have a weak ening effect upon the intellect. . mmm They may be wise on lynching clown In Tennessee, but they are not up to the sold brick same. Henry Daven poet, living near Knoxville, was re lieved of $3,500 by the game Saturday. «*». The Republican papers are very proud of the fact that the stars and stripes now float on ocean greyhounds. They have been kept from floating on these great ships many years by Bepublican.tom foolery. Grenada, .Miss., has covered itself with glory by exonerating T. A. Ander son for shooting and killing James Mc- JlAHON.the leader.of a White Cap band of lynchers who called upon him one night last. week. W. C. lin-i'iLY, who shot John W. Mackay, the millionaire, is evidently a crank. He will die from the wound he gave himself, and Mackay will re cover from his wound. That's the way it should come out. Bii.lNyk promises to write "A Spina Column History of the United Status." Please don't do it, Bull. Those silly back numbers who are weak enough to read and laugh at your antiquated stuff have weak enough backs now. Saturday morning an almost suc cessful attempt was made to blow up the Cummingsville distillery near Cin cinnati. There is a prize offered to the I one who can guess whether the perpe trator was a Prohibitionist or some toper who is down on the whisky trust. a, - Canadians are a little •'•leary" as to how to handle American silver. The Dominion government would like to give it a black eye, but they can't help thinking about how this government got even with them on the canal question, so Saturday the authorities up there de cided to take no action in the matter. The Chicago Inter Ocean thinks Hoke Smith has a pretty good record, .since he has never held any position higher than that of a member of the board of education of Atlanta. Such a record would be a pretty bad one for a Chicago man. judging from the way the C licago papers roast their board of edu cation. The policemen of Chicago are getting up a patrolmen's union. Since the po licemen of Chicago are being changed at the rate of twenty a day, and every patrolman is shivering with the fear* that his turn is coming next, it is fair to presume that these; fellows are prepar ing for a grand strike. But then a po licemen's strike wouldn't make the situ ation in Chicago any more perilous than, it is now. - — mKil* THERE is one thing which may be said to the cicdit of Texas people. When two men fight a duel, there isn't any French business about it: some body gels killed. Thursday last Charles Carlisle ami George Routt foutrht a duel at Ch'appell Hill, Washington county, and Routt went to grass with a load of buckshot through his heart «3» I Col. K. <;. IlAoooD.of Chicago, seems to have undertaken the perilous task of having a wife in every state in the Union. His South Carolina wife had him arrested from the tender embraces of his Atlanta, Ga., wife, and taken to Charleston Saturday. Then the multi tude of. wives began to flock in. He is sixty years old, which proves that the older a man gets the worse he grows. A Republican organ sneeringly re marks that "it is 100 days since Wal , tkr Q. Gresham wrote to Blufobd Wilson: 'J think with you. that a Re publican can vote for Mr. Cleveland without joining the Democratic party.' " W There are several thousand Republicans in the country who mistakenly thought as Mr. Wilson and Judge Gresham did, but who did not then realize.as they do now or will later, that they voted for Mr. Cleveland because they had ceased, in fact, to be Republicans. "I don't believe that Gresham is much of a Democrat. He is only with us on the tariff," said a Democrat who doubted the policy of making Mr.GuKsn am secretary of stale. Political poli cies lie on the surface; political princi ples lie beneath. They are to policies what the subsoil is to the grain growing above it; what the tree is to the fruit which it produces. Democracy opposes a protective tariff because it opposes the use of the power of government for the" benefit of any class in any manner by any device. It opposes legislation regu lating "What men shall eat or wear or drink." It is anti-paternalistic always. The man who is with us in opposition to the tariff is with us because he, con sciously or not, accepts this funda mental principle of our party. He is a Democrat, and, if he is not aware of it now, he will some day awake to a re alization of it in all its breadth. ELECT THIS COMMISSION Just how so Democratic an idea cot into the Kepublican head of Senator Canestokp as is that embodied in his bill for the election by general vote of the railroad and warehouse commis sioners, is only a suggestion of curios ity, and has nothing to do with the mer its of his bill now pending in the sen ate. The Globe recognizes the princi ple and ignores the paternity. It be lieves the bill should pass. It believes this, not only on principle. but as the better policy. The stale has tried both methods, beginning with on elective, and changing to an appointive commission! The results have not es tablished the superiority of the latter method. Other states have tried the experiment. lowa went from the ap pointive to the elective system, and could not be induced to go back to its first plan. The law now requires that at least one of the commissioners shall be of the political party opposed to the party in power. The inevitable result of this was that the appointing power felt free to select, and did choose a man from the minority for his competency, while the selections of the majority of the board have uniformly been due to partisan pulls, with qualification a poor second. A governor might, if he were the right kind of a man, make up an ideal board, but this is the weak point of the system; it assumes that the gov ernor is the right sort of a man, and he so rarely is that the exception confirms the rule. The appointive system gives to the wealthy and powerful interests be tween which and the people the com mission is supposed to stand, guarding the latter, but with justice, a better chance of securing their choice than a party convention affords. A few years ago, as the term of a commissioner was expiring, a prominent politician, who had been mentioned as a possible ap pointee, fell dead. An officer near the head of one of the great railroads of the state, when told of it, ejaculated: " dead? Well, my railroad commis sioner is goue." The appointive system is based on that inherent distrust.of the capacity of the people for self-government which has always characterized paternalism, whether it appeared in the garb of the Federal, the Whig or the Republican parties. It appears in this scheme of city government whicii would inaks but one elective and responsible head, and give to him the appointment of all the sub ordinate officers of the city. It removes them from the people and relieves them from that sense of responsibility to them which is to the officer what the governor is to the engine. The people may make unwise choice? Granted. Do governors never? And if a mistake is made by either the people or the gov entor, who bears the mischief of it but the people in either case? If they muse bear the consequences in any event, why not let them have the responsibility in the first instance? BEHRING SEA ARBITRATION. The Behring sea arbitration commis sion has just effected a temporary or ganization in Pan's and adjourned to March 23. The arbitrators are nine in number, all distinguished jurists, and are: Two from Italy, two from France, two from Great Britain, two from the United States, and one from Sweden. Justice Harlan and Senator Morgan are our members. Our counsel In the case are James C. Carter, of New York: E. J- Phelps, of Vermont; 11. W. Bi.oi)GETT,.of Chicago, and several of our most profound and astute law yers, who will supply briefs. Tiie principal points to be considered are live in number, and as follows: 1. What exclusive jurisdiction in the sea now knowu as the Behring sea, and what exclusive rights in the seal fish eries therein, did Russia assert and exercise prior and up to the time of the cession of Alaska to the United States? . 2. How far were these claims of jurisdiction as to the seal fisheries rec ognized and conceded by Great Britain. 3. Was the body of water now knowu as the Behring sea included in the phrase "Pacific ocean," as us^l in the treaty of 1825 between Great, Sritain and Russia? and what rights, if any, iv the Behring sea were held and exclu sively exercised by Russia after said treaty? 4. Did not all the rights of Russia as to jurisdiction and as to the seal fisher ies in Behring sea, east of the water boundary, in the treaty between the United States and Russia of the 30th of March. 1867, pass unimpaired to the United Stages under that treaty? 5. lias the United Slates any right, and, if so, what right, of protection or property in the fur seals frequenting the islands of the United States in Behring sea when such seals are found outside the ordinary three-mile limit? Beside these there are two contingent points which are liable to arise. If the commission comes to such conclusion on the main points that Great Britain must concur with the United States in the matter of protecting the seals, then the arbitrators must decide the nature of the regulations for protection, and over what waters they will extend. The following article provides for the liability for injuries: The high contracting parties having found themselves unable to agree upon a reference which shall include tna question of the liability of each for the injuries alleged to have been sustained by the other, or by its citizens, in con nection with the claims presented and urged by it; and being solicitous that this subordinate question should not interrupt or longer delay the submission and determination of the main ques tions, do agree that either may submit to the arbitrators any question of fact involved in said claims and ask for a finding thereon, the question of the lia bility of either government upon the facts found to be the subject of further negotiation. Our best American lawyers are very sanguine that the case will be decided on the live principal points, in which case we will have won the victory. The decision must be rendered within one month from the date of closing the arguments. THE GRAIN MARKET PROB LEM. - The grain bills in the senate and house characterize the principles of the parlies from whose representatives they come. The Populist measures are an advance on the lines of the Republican bills, differing nothing from them save in the degree in which the state is used as a cat's-paw. The Republican bills are in the positive degree of paternal ism; the PoDulist bills are in the com- I parative and superlative -degrees .of more and most paternal.' Both assume that it is the province 'of the state to meddle and regulate and control, and" that the only question is how far it shall go. _ The Democratic bills introduced in the senate by Senator Brown,' aiid iii THE FAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY-;, 27, 3803. the house by Representative Wacek. are drawn on the Democratic principle of non-interference by the state with the private business of the citizens and. regulation only when it assumes a quasi-public relation, and then only to the degree which will compel an obser vation of the duties of that, relation. ft'l fteee bills will come up tomorrow in he house on special order. The Popu list bills stand no chance whatever of passage. The "governor's bill" will have the united support of his party, because it is the palliative which he has chosen for the ills of the grain producers of the state. Efforts have been made by his managers on the lloor to get- Demo cratic support;' for the ''bill, protesting that it should not be made a parly, ques tion. The purpose of this is transpar ent. There is no certainty in their minds that the bill will redress the grievances, and if it does not it will be very convenient to be able to say that it had the support of the- Democrats, or of a number of them sufficient to, deprive it of a partisan aspect. The Globe trusts that no Democrat will be beguiled into support of the bill by these ap peals. The bills of Senator Brown ami Rep resentative Wacek, on the other hand, aro entitled to have the united support of the Democrats of the legislature. They are drawn on the line of tho re peated declarations of the party in state convention. They are right in principle. They will be effica cious in practice. ' They and they alone of all the measures can give to the farmers what they ask for, a free, open and competitive market. If there is any binding force in the plat form promises and policies of a party, if men elected on them are bound either, in honor or party fealty to their redemp tion, then the Democrats of the legisla ture are bound to give their support to the measures offered in redemption of the state grain platforms. The party has a right to demand this and to ex pect it. EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY. It is difficult to see how the illness of a convict is a reasonable ground for ex ecutive clemency; yet the president and almost every governor in the laud ex tend clemency to convicts on this ground alone. Even the basest murder ers are pardoned on the ground that imprisonment is undermining their health and threatening their life. Presi dent Harrison has just commuted the sentence of Edward L. Harper, the ex-president of the Fidelity National Bank of Cincinnati, who was sentenced Dec. 12, 18S7, to ten years, aud lie will walk out of prison a free man May 1, this year, the sole ground being that his health was tailing from imprison ment. In granting the clemency the president remarked that he was un able to see any ground lor it except that of failing health. A Minnesota gov ernor of only a few years back com muted the sentences of some eighteen life prisoners at Stillwater, many . of whom had committed murders as ter rible as any recorded in criminal annals, and in several of the worst cases .the ground was failing health. Americans, as a race, are altogether too sympathetic; and their sympathy arises from evanescence. We quickly forget the awful torture of the man who has been deprived of his life to gratify the cold-blooded brutality and malice of a fiend, and gush with sympathy for the murderer. In a fleeting hour we forget the widows and orphans who have been robbed of their last cent and driven to beggary by the cool, calculating chican ery of a bank president, and plead with tears iv our eyes for the release of the villain before his term of imprisonment has a quarter expired. hi every state where capital punish ment is inflicted for murder there are thousands of people who are constantly working to have the penalty reduced to life imprisonment. And if their efforts should succeed, most of them would stand at the front in the efforts to secure the pardon of the most cold-blooded murderers who ever were the stripes. Nowadays life imprisonment for murder or any offense does not mean life im prisonment; it means an average of about ten years' incarceration, and then freedom. When we Americans become more substantial in our sentiments upon criminal punishment we will have made a long stride in the direction of lessen ing the amount of crime. When the pardoning power is asked to extend clemency to life convicts no ground should be considered except that of mistake, and then only evidence show ing beyond question that the wrong man has been incarcerated should have the slightest weight. This evidence should be such as was not presented to the trial jury, and should be of the character of an entirely new and abso lutely reliable revelation. In the case of bank wreckers, certainly a more sub stantial ground than mere failing health should be required for commutation or pardon. STATE PRESS NOTES. The Evansville Enterprise notes the following shocking case of cruelty: One of the worst cases of cruelty to animals which has been heard of for some time comes from Hector, Minn., where a man tied a rope to trie tongue of his horse, hitched another horse to it,, and pulled the tongue out by the roots, because it had refused to pull a heavy load. A few years in -the penitentiary | would be lenient punishment for the human brute. The Tracy Trumpet says: The slate university is a worthy insti tution, but we think it can afford to seek its appropriation at each session of the legislature. It would not be wise, we think, to give it a certain per cent of the tax income of the state, for the wealth of the state is likely to increase more rapidly lh*n the needs of the in stitution. The Wabasha Herald notes the fol lowing peculiar instance: A beef tongue was purchased at one of the meat shops in this city last week and prepared for the table. In the carving the knife came in contact with a hard substance. Investigation dis closed a large darning needle embedded lengthwise in the center of the tongue. MEN AND WOMEN. Congressman-elect Charles Curtis, of Kansas, was a jockey till he was six teen years old. "Chopped Chat," is the name given to a series of evening talks to be given by a Philadelphia society lady during Lent. Gen. Charles W. Darling, of Utica. has been made an honorary, fellow of the Society of Science, Letters and Art in London. William Potter, United States minis ter to Italy, has been elected vice presi dent of the British and American Arch aeological society in Rome. * The Earl of Dunmore has arrived iv Constantinople on horsebacK from the Pamirs, which he left in February, 1892. He rode the whole distance. Gen. Alger says ef President Harri sod : "He never acknowledged a favor, and with great regularity sat down on every mail who had been useful to him," . r BOOK TALKS. ••'"'. , Citizens of St. Paul, railroad and Grand Army men should take unusual interest in the new novel "Myra Mor daunt," as no doubt they will when they understand the author, W. ; F. McMillan, can be claimed by all three classes. He is a resident of St. Paul, so St. Paulltes can claim him as one of them. He isa railroad man by business, and will still continue to be so connected, and was" at brave soldier through the civil war, arid these war '^experiences have been worked into a most delightful story. He describes Southern scenery with the careful, delineation that can come only, from one who looks at a bit of landscape for the first time, with the eye of a poet to note and remember all of its salient points. An accustomed observer might see them all,' might even know.that they made a pleasing picture as a whole, but to the stranger they appear in an entirely new way and are photographed, as it were, upon his memory. The book is a clean and pleasing story of a woman's love and constancy.told by a purer hearted, brave man, who reverences woman as all pure men must. Myra Mordaunt, the heroine, who gives her name to the tale, is the daughter of a richPhiladelphian, who is fascinated by the polished- manners and handsome face of Archer Burrill, the villain of the story, who.seeing financial ruin before him, hopes to retrieve his fortune by wedding his daughter to. Burrill, who has been accredited with immense wealth. Myra, however,had given her heart elsewhere, and her lather, loving her too fondly to cross a single wish, consents to her mar riage to William Mordaunt, the man she so dearly loves. Burrill was furious, of course, and began a system of perse cution, the following out of which and the complications arising from the loss of Mordaunt at sea, the breaking out of the civil war and the marriage of Myra's father, Mr. Winterfield, to. a wealthy planter's widow, furnish material for a most delightful story well told. "Cosmopolis" is regarded by M. Fran cisque Sorcey as Bourget's masterpiece. It is certainly a marvel of literary sldll. Granting the fitness of the subject for narrative treatment— a point which many American readers will dispute— the delicacy aud finish of the work will command the admiration of every critic. Bourget has been charged with seeking his models in a depraved society. Not all the personages in "Cosmopolis" are depraved, and some of the women re veal the noblest dualities; but the au thor makes us perceive the moral un soundness of his miniature world. M. Bourget has located his "Cosmop olis" in modern Rome. Countess Steno is a rich widow, descended from a noble Venetian family. Clear-sighted. energetic,' without vanity or shame, an excellent woman of business, she knows no moderation in her pleasures and observes no decorum in her caprices. She discards her old lover, Boleslas Gorko. a Polish count, for Lincoln Maitlandr an American painter. Gorko's English wife has never suspected his intrigue with Mme. Steno, but Lydia Maitland. wife of the painter, an English-bred quadroon, possesses the keener sight of a woman scorned, and tries to reach the woman who has supplanted her through others. She recalls Gorko to Rome by anony mous letters, which arouse his jealousy, and he seeks a quarrel with Maitland.but is frustrated by FlorentChapron",Lydia's brother and Maitland's devoted friend.: Lydia then turns to Alba Steno, the lovely and sensitive daughter of her ri val, and contrives that Alba shall see: her mother in her lover's arms. Over whelmed with shame and repul- ; sion, the poor girl feels that she must escape trom the as sociations that remind her of the hate ful secret, she oversteps all the bounds of conventionality, and offers herself to Julian Dorsenne, a French novelist, who has been very kind and attentive to her in the free atmosphere which Mme. Steno allows to pervade her house.' Dor senne cannot return her love, and feels : that marriage would be his own undo ing, and is forced to tell the hapless girl that lie meant nothing by all he had said to her. Broken-hearted and inher iting a tendency to suicide, Alba exposes herself to infection and dies of malarial fever. Many questions that interest, speculative thinkers are brought out in this story, such as the effect of inherited tendencies, the old story of the innocent suffering tor the guilty, the force and vitality of racial antipathy, and also the force of social prejudices and the hatreds thereby engendered. Though one may ooject to many things in the book, the effect on the reader is essen tially moral. * * * Several attractive works of fiction have just been published by Harper & Bros. The list includes "A Golden Wedding and Other Tales," by Ruth McEnerv Stuart; William Black's new novel, "Wolfenberg;" "From One Gen eration to Another," by Henry Seton Merriman; "Catherine," by Frances M. Peard, and "Time's Revenges," by David Christie Murray. They have also nearly ready "The World of Chance," by W. D. Howells; "White Birches." by Annie Eliot, and "Katharine North," by Maria Louise Pool. ' '■ : ' ?-' * ■*• * Macmillan & Co. have ready: "Iv the Key of Blue," a volume of essays by John Addington Symonds; "A Paradise of English Poetry," compiled by H. C. Beeching; a new and enlarged edition of William Winter's poems, "Wander ers;" Round London." by Montagu Williams; and a new book by Charlotte M. Yonga, entitled "An Old Woman's Outlook." They also announce "Draw ing and Engraving," an exposition of the principles of the art, by Philip Gil bert Hamerton; "Gothic Architecture," by Edward Corroyer; "Pioneers of Sci ence," by Oliver Lodge; and "The Visi ble Universe," by J. Ellard Gone. --; * # * Prof. J. K. Hcsmer, librarian of the public library at Minneapolis, is en gaged upon a life of Thomas Hutchin son, governor of Massachusetts bay and historian of the colony, wnose diary and letters have been published by a de scendant, and are essential to any proper study of Hie Revolution. Prof. Ilosmer, already known as the biog rapher of Sir Harry Vane, has examined all the Hutchinson manuscripts availa ble in this country, together with much other unpublished matter pertinent to the governor and his time. »* * , Charles L. Webster & Co.. New York, will publish, early in March, Mark Twain's new story of the "£1.000,000 Bank-Note," together with several other stories by the same author, which have never before appeared in book form. They include: "Mental Telegraphy.? "Playing Courier," "A Letter to Queen Victoria." "A Cure for the Blues,?' "About Ships," "The German Chicago,!' "A Majestic Literary Fossil" and "The Enemy Conquered." They also an nounce for the. same date a new dollar edition of "Tenting on the Plains," by Elizabeth B. Custer, printed from new plates, with the original illustrations and bound in a handsome and appropri ate cover. This is one of Mrs. Custer's best books, and can be very favorably compared with her "Boots and Sad dles." The same firm will also publish early, in , March "One Hundred Des serts." by Filippini. This is the third volume of their "Handy Culinary Se ries," and contains 100 recipes, all of which have been tested by Mr. Filippini during twenty-five years' experience with Delmonico. p-p ■"■ yy: '-**,♦ R. L. Stevenson's new volume of Polynesian tales, with illustrations, by Messrs. Hatherall and Gordon Browne, will be published by Messrs. Cassell, of London, about Easter, probably under the general title of "Island Nights' En tertainment," and will consist of thre.! stories. "The Beach of Falesa," "The Bottle Imp" and "The Isle of Voices.'? "The Adventures of David Balfour," now running in Atalanta will be: pro duced by the same publishers in book form in October. Mr. Stevenson reports himself well advanced with another Scottish novel, of which the scene is laid near Edinburgh about the close of the last century,' and one of the princi pal personages is Lord Braxtieid. * * «■ Macmillan & Co. announce fur ibis mouth a uew volume by the author oi "Marius the Epicurean." entitled "Plato and Platonistn." .It will be uniform with the last American edition of Mr. Pater's books. From the same publish ers will come a novel treatment of the belief in a future state, under the title of "The Unseen World." Cf; - * *_ » . '• ' From Rand. McNally & Co. comes a new edition of "Danesbury House,'? the temperance novel by Mrs. Henry Wood, author of "East Lynn." lt is introduced by those apostles of temperance, MiSs F. E. Willard and Lady Somerset, lt has nearly 300 pages of ingenious plot, and ends with a sermon ana-- hearty aniens. --,' -"■■'.'-. * * * r ' Tait. Sons & Co., of New York, have [published an authorized translation of Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Charles 11. - Sergelfifc Co.. of Chicago, have pub lished an authorized translation of Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Tait. Sons & Co., of New York," have not published an authorized translation of Bourget's ."Cosmopolis." Charles H. Sergei & Co., of Chicago, have not published an .authorized translation of Bourget's , "Cosmopolis." Somebody -has pub lished an authorized translation of .Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Both these [publishers have published translations of Bourget's "Cosmopolis." Each firm claims chat it alone publishes the only authorized translation. The public pays its money and takes its choice. , L '■..'-''' '. . »»•■*. Mrs. Blame has published the follow ing card: "The public advertisements of many biographies of James G. Blame pretending to be authentic and authori tative . compel me to state that no biopraphy or ' Life and Work of Mr. Blame' is authorized or approved by myself or by any member of Mr. Blame's family; that no manuscript by Mr. Blame, or any private letter or paper of Mr. Blame's, or any material for biography, has been given out by anyone. If in the future any authentic or authorized biography should be pre pared by competent authors, it will be authenticated and authorized by my self." IN THE MAGAZINES. The Doll's Dressmaker is the title of a unique juvenile -magazine published in New York by "Jenny Wren." It contains stories about dolls, pictures of the bisque and waxen beauties, and pat : terns ot tiny garments for tiny mothers to fashion. The editors announce their object to be that of "fitting the child, through amusement, for the practical duties of future motherhood." * •*■ » J. L. and J. B. Gilder* the editors of the Critic, have acquired the controlling interest in that paper, hitherto held by Charles E. Merrill. Joseph B. Gilder succeeds Mr. Merrill in the presidency of the Critic company. Miss Gilder and her brother founded the Critic in Jan uary, 1881. and have always been its editors. Since the beginning of the present year the paper has appeared in a new dress of type, and illustrations have been introduced to brighten up its pages. Literature will continue to hold the first place .in its : columns, but an effort will be made to render the paper more attractive to the general reader. The Critic's thirteenth year bids fair to be the most prosperous in its history. * IT IP Maria M. Vinton, A. M.. M. D.. has a paper in the February Mother's Nur sery Guide on "Baby's First Month." : * s « is * J Waiiamaker's Book News for Feb ruary, Philadelphia, has, with excellent extracts from books, interesting por traits of J. M. Barrie; Hubert H. Ban croft, Constance F. Woolson and Anne Reeve Aldrich. ' v - * * XT C^ _, Raymond Blathwayt, who has earned the name of being the best "inter viewer" in England, opens the" March number of the Quiver with an illustrat ed interview with Dr. Moon aud an ac count of his work for the blind. It is not inappropriate, perhaps, that Dr. Moon's "star map for the blind" should be one. of the best thiugs of its kind. * * * '. Richard Harding Davis' departure for Egypt is the subject for much comment among the literary men of the city. "What a hold Davis must have on the Harpers!" said a young writer to me the other day. His luck is certainly phenomenal. Though Mr. Davis came to this city but three years ago, he is now editor of Harper's Weekly, one of the most successful writers of short stories in the country and a great favor ite in what is known as the best society in New York. This is remarkable suc cess for a man under thirty, and it takes a great deal of character to endure it. Mr. Davis goes to Egypt as the guest of some wealthy New Yorkers. After leaving the East he will proceed to Paris, in order to prepare a series of articles on that city for Harper's Maga zine. From Paris he goes to India— that is. if he is not too tired— order to write the series of papers on that country whicii Theodore Child was about to prepare just before his death. During his absence in Europe Mr. Sin clair will edit the Weekly. * ■» * Popular Science Monthly for March will conclude Prof. Henderson's in structive illustrated papers on the glass industry, and will contain contributions by Robert T. Hill on artesian waters in the arid region, by John C. Rose on the decrease of rural population, and by Col. A. B. Ellis on the selling of re bellious subjects .of the British crown into servitude in the colonies of North America and the West Indies. Mrs. Amelie Rives Chanler has been so ill during the past two months that she has been obliged to abandon for a time all literary work. She has, how ever, already written three stories, oue of which is'soon to appear in Lippin cott's and the other in the New Peterson Magazine, and the third is to be begun in a few weeks as a serial in Town Topics. Mrs. Chanler, though unable to write, still keeps up her reading and study so far as her health will permit. She is soon to start for Southern Cali fornia, where she expects to remain about a month, and where she hopes to be restored to health and to resume her literary undertakings. * « -it- Town Topics, which with its first March issue becomes enlarged to thirty two pages, announces arrangements for short and serial stories from these authors: Amelie Rives, Mary J. Hawker ("Lance Falconer"), F. Marion Craw ford, Jerome K.Jerome, Edgar Fawcett, Julian Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, Hamlin Garland,? Paul Lindau, Catulle Meiuies. Francois Coppee. Auatole France, etc. APA * i? ■ * ■ 1 a The Current Literature Publishing company in the March Short Stories offer prizes for the best ghost story in 3,000 words, and for a story of college life that must be written by an under graduate. * •* •* ' The March number of The Forum will contain, under the title of "A Study in Municipal Corruption," a striking anon ymous article, showing the methods by which the bribery of city councils. school boards and other such bodies is done by contractors and their agents. * * * Table Talk for the current month is fully up to the mark of its high calling which it has set as the guide and aid of housekeepers and the coefficient Of happy marriages and contented homes. It is published monthly at. No. 1113 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. . . Charles Scribner's Sons are to publish an "exhibition number" of Scribner's Magazine simultaneously with the open ing of the exposition in Chicago. They' promise to make it as line an example of an American magazine as can be produced, and they can be counted upon to keep their promise. The text is not to relate chiefly to the fair, but leading writers and artists have been asked to contribute what they themselves think will best represent them. '..' .'•• March' Cndey's, just issued, is a brill iant liitt'i'iiiitiointl nii'u!>er. which, in augurates tin; siiutidanrMius /English I edition or' thi-i fa. nuns an.i |>:ogrt\ssive American ui.igiziuc. Appropriately, • thexeiore, it presents. Ue full length portrait of the Queen of England's first 'cousin, 11. R. H. Duchess of TVck, ac company '- her first contribution' to literature, which is finely •illustrated."' It has, besides,. a water color medallion portrait of the woman whom the Ameri can public is . about to again salute as the first lady in the land, Mrs. Grover Cleveland. It is described as the most charming thing in color ever produced. A complete novel, equal in length to a 81.50 book, is the old fashioned story. "Romance of a Trained Nurse." by Kate Upson Clark.illustrated by Eleanor E. Grcatorex. of Paris. Another of this issue's illustrated articles is %'Saunter . ings in Norway," by Hjaliuar Hjorth Boyesen. PERIODICALS RECEIVED. Worlhington's Magazine, A. D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, Hart ford, Conn.; 82.50 per year. Seventh Biennial Reportof the Direct ors and Officers of the Minnesota'insti tute for .Defectives, Schools for the Deaf, Blind and Feeble-Minded; Minne apolis. Harrison & Smith publishers. 'Astronomy and Astro-Physics; office of publication, Northfield, Minn. J9£SS Scientific American. a Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry and Manufac tures, New York, £3 per year. The Housekeeper, a Journal of Do mestic Economy, Minneapolis, Minn.; $1 per year. Harper's Bazar.Harper Brothers.pub lishers, New York; §4 per year. University Extension, a Monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of Popular Education, published by the American Society for tiie Extension of University Teaching. Philadelphia, Pa.; ■51.50 per year. The Idler, Monthly. S. S. McClure, publisher, 743 & 745 Broadway, New York; $3 per year. THE NEW CONGRESS. Nothing so strikingly measures the force of the political revolution we have just passed through as this overturn of the senate. The Republicans two years ago counted on holding that body for ten years, no matter what happened to their popular majorities in the congres sional and presidential Held.—Spring field (Mass.) Republican. , The Fifty-third congress will try what the Democrats are made ot— whether they have the courage of their convictions or not. If they fail to give the country a course of beneficent legis lation, they might as well ••quit," for there will" be nothing to impede or thwart their legislative intent.— Orleans Times-Democrat. There is every reason to believe that the Populists will act with the Dem ocrats on organization and, with the ex ception of silver, on other issues of legislation in the near future. What ever course they may decide upon will not alter the fact that Republican as cendancy in the senate is at au end.— Brooklyn Eagle. The Democrats are going to control the senate. Yet, it was to prevent such a possibility that the new states were admitted— three or four years ago. The millstones have done some tine grinding during the last two or three years. Indeed, ever since "reconstruc tion" days.— Hartford Times. At last a Democratic senate is assured —a fact about which there should have been no doubt immediately alter the November election, aim about which there would have been no doubt it tiie United States senators were, as they ought to be, chosen by the people. — Courier-Journal. And now a Democratic senator from North Dakota. In Wyoming the legis lature has adjourned without election, and the governor will appoint a Demo crat. Mr*. Stevenson will have the pleasure of presiding over a senate with a good working majority of his own political faith.— Blooinmgton Bulletin. A FEW JOKES. Ethel (the heiress)— l received another proposal last night. Clarriso— Dear me, clear me, what a thing it is to have money New York Press. All through the Lenten season Her spirit seems meek and contrite; And he. 'cause the bills are not heavy, Has a heart exceedingly light. — Chicago Inter-Ocean. "Which is the best known insulator?" The Candidate (a young student, pale and thin, with a billions complexion and a savage look about him)— Po verty, sir La Monde lllustre. Chollie— Doctor, 1 have something the mattah with my bwaiii, could aw, you tell me what it is? Dr. Gruff— is a question for an analytical chemist, not a physician. Five dollars, please. Good day, sir.— Vogue. When you're feeling the ice beneath your feet. And over your bond the snowflakes whirl. 'Tis pleasant, while walking along the street. To think of the summer girl. :7Pyf New York Press. Florence— Why, Mabel, I thought you said you would never 'accept Arthur? Mabel— So I did. dear. But he just put his arm around my waist when he pro posed, and well, I yielded to pressure. —Judy. " 'Tis jolly,'' both (.'holly, "that we're now in Lent; On the gay round of parties my moneys ml spent; I'm glad to be certain there's no dance to morrow ; I can rest just a little, and sha'n't have to borrow." —New York Morning Journal. '''What could you have been thinking of to engage yourself to three men?" "Well, mother told me my fiance must be rich, intelligent, handsome, and be of the best moral character; and as 1 couldn't hope for all that in one man, I had to take three.''— Brooklyn Life. ANENT CONGRESS. The amount of talking now being done in congress shows the members to be expert — Pittsburg Chron icle-Telegraph. Democrats who are howling most about the danger of a deficit in the treasury are strangely overlooking the 51.038,000.000 appropriated by the Fifty second congress. — Buffalo Express. There are said to be signs of an early spring and an early adjournment of the state legislature. Signs of an early ses sion of the new congress would be a gratifying addition to the group.— New York World . The closing hours of the Llld con gress must force the impartial observer to the conviction that the Republican party is being led with greater .political sagacity in the days of defeat than in the years of prosperity.— Baltimore News. ' THE ANTI-OPTION BILL. Every time the anti-option bill strug gles to its' feet Mr. Kiigore evinces a disposition to put his foot in it.—Wash ington Post.. Mr. Hatch, strangely enough, is not a success as an incubator. He makes a great fuss over the anti-option egg, but I no progress. New i'ork Advertiser. - When did we understand Mr. Hatch j s say he was going to call np that ant- i option bill and pass it:; through r the j house?— Washington News. j . Col. Hatch is learning the sad truth that an anti-option bill lose* strength in j proportion to its distance from an elec- j linn in which the Demograiie party j wants the votes of the former;*.— St. I Louis Globe Democrat. ' 'CARSON'SMMESME The Solitary Captive of Maj. Wood Became Very Famous. '- : Z. -, ;L: The Sequel to th 3 Tale of a Bloody Trail of the .Modocs. The Vengeance of the Pitt > River and What Was Left of It. An Honored i ame That Is Now on an Arizona Prison Register. Kit Carson is one of the names on the register of the penitentiary at Yuma. The owner is not a descendant of the hunter, trapper, Indian exterminator and general, all-around border hero, but a full-blooded Modoc, who would not now he subject to durance vile but for the influences of civilization. Indians are not rare birds in Arizona's penal in stitutions, but the species attracts at tention to Kit Carson, who appears at first glance as different from the low grade Papagoes and Pimas with whom he has herded as an eagle is from a buz zard. lie is better to look at in every way, cuts his hair short, and has a fond ness for the bathtub that is foreign to Arizona aborigines, says- the San Francisco Examiner. "* Kit was a protege and discovery ot Colonel Wood, who headed the punish ing party, sent out in ISO 6to capture the band of Modocs, who were slaughtering wagon-train immigrants to the West in the Pitt river country. The murderers numbered some three score bucks, and their families were with them when Col. (then major) Wood and his troop came up with them. A round-up and enforced sojourn on Indian territory was all that was intended when the ex pedition set out, but the Modocs showed light, and as the trail grew warmer the soldiers were only too anxious to give it to them. ' On the day before the Indians, hard pressed, reached the banks of the Pitt they relieved themselves of such in cumbrances as they possessed in the way of captives by the- simple method of tomahawking them. Women and children shared the same fate, and the murmuring* of the trOODS for ven geance increased as the body of one 'mutilated Innocent after an other was discovered along the trail of pursuit. The climax came when naif a dozen little flaxen-haired scalps were found pinned to a clump of thorn bushes. The soldiers were maddened, and pushed forward with a vigor that took them to the camp of the red skinned fiends before .they had com pleted their preparations for crossing the swollen stream. Maj. Wood had no power to restrain the vengeance thirst of his men beyond a few "words against putting themselves on a level with the Indians by slaugh tering squaws and papooses. The bucks outnumbered the soldiers two to one, but the vigor of the attack pre vented anything like resistance, and the infernal butchers were treated to such a dose of their own medicine that those who escaped the earlier volleys sought safety in swimming. The pitt ran red with blood that day, v and. as far as known, not a male adult of the inhuman band escaped. The squaws escaped un harmed, with their children, save one of each. A woman was killed by a stray bullet! Kit Caison did not appear in evidence until the work of destroying the camp began. While directing the gathering of wood to lire the captured household goods of the routed redskins Maj. Wood seated himself on a concave piece of bark, and Master Kit immediately be came very much in evidence. He was then about three years old, plump, black and shining, active as a flea, limited to a buckskin string as to dress, but not a whit bewildered by his sudden introduction to the exterminators of his fathers. Al most as soon as seen he disappeared with the celerity of a flushed quail, and for half an hour the slippery little imp gave half a dozen of the command an exceedingly lively chase through the brush and tad grass. When cap tured he yelled, but a few soothing words and a bit of hard bread from the major soon quieted his fears, and he immediately became that officer's de voted slav*^ For an hour the major tested his loy alty by giving him his horse to hold and , leaving him unwatched. The boy never moved, and inside of another hour his civilization was commenced by attiring him in shirt and trousers hastily con verted trom a flour sack. Never did fairer-skinned young America put on prouder strut with first boots and trous ers than did that dark and pretty scamp in his blue-braided white garments. When the major returned to barracks Kit took passage behind bim, sticking to the horse through days of rough riding with the tenacity of a cir cus monkey, and uttering no sound of complaint from start to finish. The boy picked up English with mar velous rapidity, and his brightness soon endeared "him to the entire garrison. At first he called Himself something that sounded like Kit, and the Carson was soon added, much to the real Kit Car son's disgust when a Western soldier told him of the honor conferred some time afterward. He was the major's companion everywhere, and proved little or no trouble on any sort of expe dition. Coming down Mount Shasta, when the boy was about tour years old, the major's horse missed the trail and slipped into deep soft s now. lie pulled out all right and was a dozen yards away before the major's attention was attracted by a plaintive exclamation: "See here! See here!" Kit had fallen oil when the horse went down, and was so deeply buried that only one pudgy black list could be seen above the white drift, but still he refrained fiom yelling until he ■ thought his mishap was undiscovered. . In ISfiO the major returned to Ark- ' ansas, and Kit exhibited his first sign of fear on the trip. A woman wanted to buy him. and raised her bids in his presence until the sum offered amounted t0 52,000. Kit's lip trembled, but ho stood stoically until the major declined the offer. The major married ; the war broke out and he entered the Confederate army as a colonel. Kit remained at home, ostensi bly to go to school and aid Mrs. Wood. At school about all he did was to prove himself a terror to other small boys, no five of whom ever proved a match for him at fisticuffs, but to his mistress ho was a devoted slave, lie became celebrated as a cook before he was fourteen, at which age his dream was realized by Col. Wood taking him to the front as a body serv ant. No fighting was too hot tor him, and nothing could drive him from the colonel's side in time of danger. With. the cessation of danger Kit returned to cooking ami caring for the colonel's boy and girl, whom he accepted as charges with no findings of jealousy. Col. Wood returned to California, and wiien located put trust enough in Kit to let him pilot Mrs. Wood and the young sters to their new home. This was in-' ls7i-7i, and the journey was still one of hardship and: peril, but it was accom plished, and Kit was rewarded by being set up as major-domo of the colonel's ranch. lie wormed liis history out of the colonel, and then never rested until he Had mastered every scrap of .published history «;oncerning his tribe. Some of their doings be gloried in, others he de plored, but the reading gave him a pride of birth that frequently fouud veut iv ' his denunciation.of foreign-boru citizens who chanced to arouse his ire. ■• "Pm an American as is an Ameri can," he was want to .say to such. "Mj people were here thousands of yean before you knew there was such -. country. What are you? Only lm' ported, that's all." Kit's downfall came when he joined i Los Angeles fire company. With ex tinguishing fires he learned to kindU them— with whisky. The colonel moved him to his Arizona ranch, but about once a mouth Kit took the trail to Tucson and drank himself drunk enough to be locked up. Bail and fines were put up cheer fully tor a long time, but last year Kit put it beyond the colonel's power to rescue him with a gold eagle or two. On one of his periodicals his claim of American ancestry was derided by an equally intoxicated greaser. Kit wiped otic the insult in blood, or as much blood as a load of No. ii bird shot would* draw. His sentence is for ten years. A MIGIIIY HAUL OF FISH, Told About by au Alaska Salmon Packer. New York Sun. A salmon fisher and packer from Alaska told to a fellow patient in a New York hospital the other day a wonder ful story of what is perhaps the greatest single salmon haul on record. The company to which the narrator be longs ims its headquarters at San Fran cisco, and sends each year to one of the Alaskan rivers a schooner bearing sixty men. all of whom are busied in making tin salmon cans during the voy age. The point at which the camp was made last season is 1500 miles from the nearest postoffice. The season lasts from May to October, and the pack of the company on that particular river was 1,500,000 pound cans. On the day of the great salmon haul enormous schools of salmon were dis covered in a reach of the river. '1 tie stream was guarded at tbe three points with traps, and the fish were driven to ward three great nets. The school was so thick presently that it was difficult to run a boat through the enclosed pool. Great fish leaped out of the water and struck the oars from the hands of the rowers. At. length the haul was made, and at least 75,000 lish were drawn a-lioie. Two-thirds of the lish were liberated, as it was impossible to cure at once more than the 25.000 that were saved. Tho fish averaged nearly eight pounds each. The salmon pack of this concern goes chiefly to Europe, and is sold especially to British workingmen. The fact that there is a demand for a delicacy of this sort among English mechanics leads the narrator of this story to believe that tho workingmeu of the British isles are better paid than Americans suppose. The salmon syndicate of the North west, the state of Oregon and the United ."States government are all busied in en couraging the Pacific coast salmon. The syndicate alone turns loose into the rivers of Oregon 50,000,000 salmon an nually, and, as the industrious female salmon lays 000 eggs to every pound of her weight, the prospect of the lish seems good. Throughout the whole Pacific North west the salmon is about the cheapest fish going, and is not esteemed a deli cacy. The Alaskan salmon fishermen still make a mystery of the salmon, though his habits have been pretty well cleared up by scientific investiga tion. According to popular belief, no body knows what ihe salmon feeds upon, lt is also firmly held that the salmon returns to its. hatching place but once, at the age of five years, for the purpose of spawning, and then goes back to the sea, there to die, or at all events never again to visit the river of its birth. THE CLERGYMAN'S MUSTACHE The Allegation Is Made That X Injures the Clerical Intellect; London Telegraph. Recently an attack was made by a clergyman on clerical beards, and priests who wear these facial adornments were warned that they were a stumbling block to their congregations. This re vealed a state of matters serious enough in all truth. But worse remained be hind. A correspondent in the leading church paper this week gravely writes: "1 am convinced, after a great deal of observation, that the clerical mustache, in particular, has an injurious effect upon the brain." -If this gentleman be correct the reason of the deteriora tion of the human race, and especially of parsons, is at once made apparent, for of late there has developed among men of all nations, especially clerical gentlemen, a great desire to grow as formidable mustaches as nature and art combined permit. It aiso satisfac torily explains the low position in the mental world occupied by the speci- . mens of humanity called "mash ers" or "dudes," who devote most of their time to pulling and twirling such mustaches as belong to them. Convocation is clearly bound to inquire into this important question, and if it be veritably shown that the wearing of mustaches injuriously affects the brain, nothing remains to be done but to pass a gravamen, an articulus cleri, or what ever else may be necessary, sternly prohibiting all clerical mustaches under pain of excommunication. The same gentleman says: "1 can well remember the general appearance of the clergy fifty years ago, and 1 must say that, whatever their faults, they were a more •manly looking race than their inus tached successors of today.'' '«» earned by fclxnei ience. Inter Ocean. Doctor— What makes you think the climate won't agree with him? Wife— Well, I've tried it for twenty years and I never could do it. — tree- APPLES FROM Ttil'l OLD PARfif "No other fruit lias such a charm, apples from the mountain farm; In ruddy plenty heaped they lie. And tempt tin j 1 i ■>' pulp to try. A spicy odor fills the room, More redolent than tropic bloom, And on it flo its an airy sprits As strong its life, as swift us ligbr, Who ligbtly takes my I.l'lins band 1 And leads me back to Memory Land. | n. I I see the orchard's sunward slope. : Where tender leaf-buds softly one, And wiih the passing of the snoW Tire pink-tipped buds begin to show; In fairest beauty they unfold, '.Mid petals white a tou.-h of cold. The booming bees with busy hum To sip their dewy sweetness come; . The breath of Kden whispers low, And stronger mountain breezes blow, Till where the snow-drift deeply lay There lies, a petal-drift of May. . in. Midsummer sunshine floods the tend, The trees mid-deep in herd's gross st.ml. The mystic chemistry of life Within the swelling fruit is rife; Air, ozone-tinctured, purified. From old Ascutney's spiny side; Cool, crystal nectar, from the rill That ripples down the orchard hill; And when the work is well begun, A rosy color from the sun. Thus heaven nhove anil earth below Unite to make the apples »row: And when tnove'ar has passed its noon. When mellow shines the harvest moon, With happy toil and merry din The ripened fruit is gathered in. , ; ■ iv. The night is dark, th ■ floor made fast Against the winter's stormy blast: Now gran'sir', where the flame leaps high Has drawn his squeaking arm-chair nigh; While at his feet, upon tbe lloor. I sit and listen to bis lore. Until be calls, "Now. boy, lie spry! Bring me a mellow .Northern Spy." With ancient shoe -knife, hollow, thin. j In one long curl he cuts the skin, Then gives "the boy" a generous slice, And seasons it with good advice. ! V. 'Tis years since uran'sir' passed away. And now "the boy"' is growing gray; But fresh and juicy year by year . The apples from the farm appear, As if the tree, deep in the ground. . Tbe fount of endless youth bad found.