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Patrons and friends are cordially invited 10 visit andavail themselves of the facilities of our Eastern Office while l! New York. TOD AY 'S \V BATHBR. Washington. March 12.— For Minnesota: Light »uaws: north winds; generally colder. For Wlscoumu: Threatening weather and mow; east winds, shifting la northwest; coWerTnesday morning. For Iowa: Increas ing cloudiness and light rain or snow, shif t ing to colder northwest winds and a mod erate cold ware. For, South Dakota: Light fiuiws; colder; north winds; moderate cold wave in southeast portion. For North Da kota: Light snows: north winds; colder in EontiicnMern portion. For Montana: L cal snows; north to west winds; colder In the south, warmer in the north portion. Spbixu is at any rate so near that we can hear its heavy artillery occasionally. Mr. Ci ■ ■ i : an ' propose to use of an cxl congr< -. This is practical ect Win ... - - : ."ii the .: The news indi bave had any it died with the Republican administration. Sla^ roN, Minn., settled the quarrels among the tt acbers of its public schools by firing the whole outfit. That was better than to attempt to decide between the quarrelsome educators. The greatest industry of New Jersey is the race track. No wonder the legis lature of the state declined to pass the bill prohibiting winter racing and the one concerning gambling. The legislators of Tennessee find that the prisoners of the slate ptmiten tiary are in a starving condition, filthy and overrun with vermin. It is singular that the matter was not looked into long ago. These wife murderers are having hard luck nowadays. The past year about every one of them has failed to kill the wife am! succeeded in killing himself. The last case noted was the one at Isiipeming, Mich., Saturday. President Cleveland evidently to eucourage individ ual monopoly of office. Tiie men be ap pointed to office dating his tirM term have bad their innings, and it is only fair that others shall have a chance now. If there were many like Miss Wixi FBED Mi ni'iiv, a beautiful young lady ot Yinton, I<>., there wouldn't be so many bachelors in the country. Last week she eloped with Wii.i. Sroviu.K. a telegraph operator, paying all the bills, even to the minister's fee. Tin-: women of tashion propose to out wit the newspapers in their warfare upon the approach of crinoline. They have Given up the determination to don the cast's at once, and prou.jse to stiffen their skirts with haircloth. By this means they wili pave the way to putting on the cages later. There is hope for the stnte of Mis sissippi. The authorities are engaged in an effort to break up the lawless bands of whitecaps which overrun the state. Friday night they captured a band of nine, which had lonir been go ing about whipping people to please the spites of the members. A TOUXO lady of llobnkrn. N. V.. married against the wish of her father, and wore on the occasion a gift of her dead mother. The irate parent swore out a warrant charging larceny, ami tiie young woman was arrested and taken from the room where the ceremony had just been performed. No one can won der why she married to please herself. 01711 NASTY' STUKETS. The outrageous condition of our streets is inexcusable. The crossings are sloppy, and on many of them are holes tilled with slush. It is not an un common thine to see pedestrians step ping into these places by mistake, going ankle-deep in the snow and water. Such a delusive spot has held forth several daya at the crossing of Minne sota and Fifth streets, and there are a good many like it scattered through the business districts. It would be difficult to clean up ail the snow and dirt from the streets, but it would be an easy mat ter to keep these holes drained, and the crossings clean. Tbera is no ap parent effort to do this. It looks as though the public will he compelled to wade through slop and slush until the snow is gone and the sun has dried the walks and crossings. Will the city en gineer plense throw a little light on the subject? If it is out of his power to remedy matters, it would be gratifying to know why. RKKMS LiIKK SPUING. In thi> latitude it is not safe to spring • a spring editorial in March, as the un happy experiment of a contemporary proved last year. Therefore, it is only tiie intention Here to suggest that this looks like spring. It is almost unsafe to do this, for quite as likely as anyway before the suggestion appears in print, old Boreas will be engaged in one of his greatest etTorts. I J u t it is perfectly sate to say that Sunday St. Paul was treated to a breath of balmy spring air. Everybody availed himself of the op portunity for an outing, and made the best of the bad condition of the >treets. Tlie winter lias bt-eu severe and tedious and the day was a respite at least for which we are thankful. To many, such a winter seems like a scourge, lint, instead, it is a blessing which flows from the fullness of Nat ure's heart. It is true, we could stand it if Nature's heart weren't unite so fuil sometimes; but we must take it as it comes, and feel thankful that it wasn't worse. If Nature will please to give us spring now in dead earnes;, we will call it square and mate no more fact's at _Jjer. About all our enjoyments in life come through coutrasts, and we are in condition to enjoy spring immensely. A severe and snowy winter is gener ally followed by a good crop year, and the farmers have been given abundant reason for nope this tune. V.OTING 11Y MACHINERY. The genius of invention has couio to the aid of the voter and the relief of the Officers of elections. Ho unites the secrecy of the Australian system with the infallibility of the machine iv counting. The labor of the Judges and clerks is reduced to the ordinary work of receiving votes, identifying them and oheeking them en the lists. The dread of the long, weary, exhaustive bears of cosptlng the ballots and tabulating them Is swept away entirely. When the voting is done the votes are counted, the totals given, and all the officers have to do is to certify to the re turns and go borne to supper but little belated. The town of Warsaw, In New York, having about 1,200 voters, used one of Umm machines at its election last month. Nine .hundred aud fifty votes were cast in the eleven boors that the polls were open. The average time taken to cast a ballot on the machine was twenty seconds, the shortest eight seeonds*aud the slowest voter consumed two minutes in voting. The two ma chines could have voted 2,000 men at the average rate of time. "The blind vot er," says the account, "handled it as quick as the ordinary voter, in fact, do ing better than some with eyes." If any machine has been devised which will relieve the officers of our elections from the brain-and-body-ex haustlng work of counting the ballots which our method involves, and of which there was so much complaint last fall; if it will enable the public to know within a lew moments atter the polls close what the result is. then clearly the state should take steps at this session of the legislature to procure a supply of them for the state. These reasons are sufficient, without mention ing the dangers that lie in these long delayed counts: danger not only of errors, but of dishonest manipulation. The filing tees now charged candi dates might be turned into a fund which would be ample to pay for the ma chines. It more than suffices for the payment of piintmir ballots, an expense that would be dispensed with. The Globe suggests that the governor be authorized to appoint a commission with power to examine and test the ma chines, and to adopt such one as per forms the work with accuracy, who.se simplicity of construction insures dura bility, and to arrange for a sufficient number for use at the next.election. Pro vision should be made in the bill for the use of the filing tees in payment for the machines. There is nothing more cer tain than that invention will answer the demand for such a machine if it lias not already done it, and it is equally sure that the people will auprove of their use if it performs the work and obviates the intense strain of the present method on the oflicers. CHKAP AND NASTY. Maj. MrKiM.KY gave expression to the innermost thought of paternalism when he denounced the demand for cheaper articles ot life's needs as un- American, and declared that "cheap ami nasty go together." Mr. Hakkison. before he was president, srave frank avowal to the same esoteric doctrine when he said that "i am one of those uninstructed economists who do not be lieve in cheap things, A cheap coat means to me a cheap man under it." Hut, as in some religions the. secret doctrines are withheld from general knowledge by the priesthood of the inner circles, while other doctrines are given out for popular consumption, so in paternalism the purpose of making tilings dearer is a secret divulged only by the indiscreet frankness of such men as McKINLEY and llakuiso.v. The popttiaoe are sought to be beguiled by declarations of quite the opposite aim. But the practice has been in accord with the inner purpose. The day when that pit; fell into the pit on the Michigan peninsula and its owner, in extricating the pig. discovered copper, was a black letter day lor the consumers, instead of a red-letter day. Congress slapped a tax on copper imports to prevent the people realizing to the full the benefit ot that great gift of the Almighty. When the borax beds of California were found, with their inexhaustible and cheap sup ply, congress at once taxed the Persian article six cents a pound, so as to save the people from the nastiness of cheap borax. When a parcel of speculators had convinced the country, and gullible Englishmen, that this country pos sessed mines of tin of much greater richness than those of Cornwall or the Straits, congress, without waiting for the demonstration of the truth of the statements, laid a tax of four cents a pound on imports of pic tin, to lake effect next July, that being the date at which it was expected the mines could be developed and tin produced. Bat the tin bubble, after having ex ploited the purses of the Englishmen and played something of a part in a na tional campaign, is ezoloded. The Eng lish chairman of the Temescal mine ruefully tells the stockholders that the lew tons of ore produced had cost them a couple thousand dollars each, and that the funds and the ore had given out. The Barney Peak company shuts down its mills and mines with a suddenness tlrat shows that the stockholders have decided to keep their "tin," and quit bunting for it in the Black lliils. lint the tax remains, and after July 1 pig tin coming to this country will cost the importer 989.G0 a ton more because the late Republican senate refused to pass the house bill repealing the useless tax -inspired, no doubt, by an earnest « isb to keep the users of tinware in this country from the nastinesa of cheap tin ware. THK JOBUKUs>' UNION. St. Paul has every reason to be proud of its jobbers' union. It is one of the most active and powerful organizations in the city. It has ninety-four mem bers, twenty of whom joined during the past year. The annual meeting of Sat urday was attended by almost the entire membership. Hon. P. 11. Kki.i.y was elected president, and (ii.r.HAitn Uoiin and J. W. CooniK vice presidents. Mr. Kki.i.y Is one of our oldest and most successful wholesale merchants. All Uiat he is he has made himself by his remarkable energy and business acu men. He does nothing half-heart edly; he believes that whatever is worth doing at all is worth do ing well, and he enters into it with an enthusiasm that insures suc cess. The union has not only con ferred upon him a well-earned honor, but secured for itself a leader who will overlook no opportunity for effective action and Inspire the body to follow him. Better men could not have been chosen to co-opi-rate with Mr. Kki.i.y as vice presidents than Messrs. BoHH and Cooi'Kiu They are both enegetic and shrewd business men, and they will be ever ready to devote time to the success of the union. The union has accomplishments in view which will increase the strength of St. Paul as a wholesale center. It is progressive and airgressive, and no obstacle can stand long in its way. Long live the jobbers' uniou. THE FA TXT PAUL DAILF GLOBE: MONDAY MORNTNQ. JVTAROTT 1& !Bf>3. THE INAUGURAL. We think President Cleveland's man faraladdress makes it clear thai Wash - Ington will be unpleasant lor congress men who are disposed to disregard the pledge made la the Demoerattj plat form to repeal the Sherman short-dollar law.— Milwaukee Journal. From beginning to end tliero Is no wavering of tone. There Is not* sylla ble or accent to suggest hesitation on the line of the treat commission put upon the new president and his political comrades by tho American people.— Dallas News. -» President Cleveland's Inaugural ad drets is a characteristically hank and straightforward production. There could hardly be a better platform tor a patri otic president, to present in tie opening of his administration.— Boston Herald. It is a brave and true utterance, and the American people have cause to be proud that they have chosen a man capable of concentrating so much sense and statesmanship and patriotism into so few words.— Memphis Commercial. The brevity of Mr. Cleveland's Inaug ural address does not in the least dimin ish its value or importance as an official utterance. Indeed, it rather adds to its strength and magnifies its significance. — Kansas City Star. The declarations and pledges of the Inaugural address represent the convic tions not only of the larger part, but the better part of the American people. —Buffalo Courier. There is a rine of pure patriotism in tlie president's Inaugural address which should find an echo in every American heart.— l'itts burn Dispatch. Mr. Cleveland isn't afraid to speak his mind, and be has a mind to speak. — Boston (.ilobe. SAID BY STATE PAPERS. The Duhith Herald is satisfied with the present capitol site. It says: The idea of moving the state capitol to the Midway district at St. Paul is be ing pushed vigorously in the legislature, but common sense demands that it should bo defeated. It is a scheme of land speculators, and should not be en tertained for a moment by the legisla ture. Jt would inconvenience every man having business at the capitol if it were located in the Midway district. What is the matter with the present site? The following tart comment is from he Carver County News: There is talk of making the sessions of the legislature annual Instead of bi ennial, a scheme of retribution coneoct e I by Donnelly as a punishment upon the people for their failure to elect him governor. As the lesser of the two evils we would prefer Donnelly as ex ecutive to an annual meeting of the legislature. From this and all other calamities, goad Lord, deliver us. The St. Peter Herald says: We understand that C. 11. Heffron, of Rochester, is a candidate for the office of collector of internal revenue. We know of no one more entitled to the position or who has contributed more for Democracy in Southern Minnesota. Moreover, he has the ability to till the oflice with credit. Mr. Cleveland will make no mistake in naming Mr. Heffron. FUNM MEN'S FLINGS. Mrs. Flynn— ()i hear yer daughter Rosie do be a I'oine dancer, Mrs. Mulli gan. Mrs. Mulligan— lndade, Mrs. Flynn, yez heard the truth. Shure. the neigh bora come from miles around to see me Hosie do the turpentine dance.— Har vard Lampoon. We love to drink spring water. As in our childhood's hour; Therefore we'll soon be ready To drink au April shower. —Detroit Free Press. It Is a little discounting to a man to carry a yowling, squalling baby around for half a night, then sit down ana re flect that "of such is the kingdom of heaven." — Cleveland Plaindealer. Dot (aged six, on conclusion of song by celebrated tenor)— Papa, did that man make all that noise on purpose?— Tid-Bits. St. Peter— H'm, you can't come in here. Reporter — Guess 1 can. (Shows badge), St. Peter— Not on that. That lets you inside the fire lines. This is. the other place.— Brooklyn Life. "New York is a great city." '•Can't hold a candle to Chicago." "Our architectural beauties are un surpassed." "Nonsense. Chicago beats her all hollow on architecture." "But our streets are filthy." "Ah, yes, but you should see Chi— ah, by the way, have you the right time?" — Harper's Bazar. Kindly Old Gent— Well, my little man, what would you like to be when you grow up? Little Man— l'd like to be a nice old gentleman like you, with nothin' to do but walk around and ask questions.— Street & Smith's Good News. Waiter (mysteriously)— Send for a de tective, quick! Head Waiter— What's up? "See that woman over there? She's a man in disguise."' "Phew! How d'ye know?" "She ordered a reg'lar square neal, an' gave me a tin."— New York Weekly. She— l believe you don't care for me as much as you say you do. With you, 1 think, it is "out of sight out of mind." He (earnestly)— You are right, tor when you are out of my sight 1 am out of my mind.— Life. His Sister's Suitor — Here, Ralph, is a quarter; now tell me what your sister says about me. Ralph— Gimme another quarter snd I won't tell you what she says about yoa. —Puck. PLKPOSK. The uses of sorrow I comprehend Belter and better at each year's end. Deeper and deeper I seem to see Way and wherefore it has to be. Only after the dark, wet days Do we folly rejoice In the sun's bright rays. Sweeter the crust tastes after the fast Thau the sated gourmand's finest repast. The faintest cheer sounds never amiss To the actor who once heard a hiss. And one who has dwelt with his grief alone Hears all the music to friendship's tonja. So. belter and better I comprehend How sorrow ever would be our friend. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. - i_ kiOEK I igpCLAbb JM. q — r~ — i; fr\c a .Slant <$Tht Pack AMONG THE REVIEWS. The Forum— (Jeorgo W. Medley, an Englishman, a member of the English Economic association, a Oobdea club man, and a student of economic ques tions from tho practical standpoint of the business man, .sees in tho presiden tial election the dawn of "A New Era for tne United States," full of moment ous Bonsequenees for this country ami the world, [f iv the new era the I'nited States shall throw down the barriers of protection and take her place side by side with Britain as a tree trade com petitor for the commerce of the world, lie sees in tho former a formidable and, with her greater resources, n successful rival of the latter in the trade of the nations, with that resultant wealth w'lich has made England toe grtoit capitalist nation. To jrain a position for a forecast of what will be the place of this country under a free trade policy, he examines the present industrial and commercial situation. One nation anions; them all iv manufactures, navigation and inter national commerce holds, either rela tively or absolutely, the first placet This Is the British nation. Her capital is a motive force in the development of industrial enterprises on every con tinent. In tho I'nited States it is in vested in our railways, mines, mills, elevator systems, breweries, and so on. South America owes a major share of her development to British capital. India and Australia, the Cape colonies, and now Central Africa, are fruitful lields for the employment of capital gathered in the trade of the world by the two in significant islands that are on Europe's western skirmish line. Half of the tonnage of the world's marine belongs to Britain. Her exports and imports for IS'.W were nearly ?100 per capita, as against about f54 for France and Ger many and '$:2»i for the United States. "It is computed that the world stands indebted to her in no less sum than two thousand million pounds sterling ten thousand million dollars of indebt edness in-countless forms— which grows larger daily and is an ever-increasing lien on creation." This the writer attributes mainly to the policy of commercial freedom pur sued for nearly half a century by that nation. Inevitably, the nation that ex cludes or restricts commercial inter course leaves the field of international commerce open to the nation that in vite* exchanges by the freedom of her ports. Noi are the efforts to protect its own trade against the competition of the free trade nation successful unless duties are made prohibitory. Our im port* from England have steadily in creased in the face of the laws designed to diminish them, and iv a uniform proportion to our exports to that country. While protectionist nations have been impoverishing their people by increas ing the cost of what they buy, England has boon permitting her people to buy where they can buy the cneapest, with the inevitable result of increase of wealth. If now the United States reverses the policy it has pursued since lSGT.auil enters the international arena with all its resources, its productive capacity, its enemy and enterprise, if it becomes a competitor with Britain for tiie world's trade. Mr. Medley sees eventual "great changes involving displacement of capital and labor throughout the world on the largest scale, causing loss, disturbance and Buffering in various di rections, especially to the old country." Britain could not maintain her present position, which, he says, is an abnormal one, the result of abnormal trade con ditions in other countries. "The action of other countries has driven her ener gies into directions which are not alto gether good. Mining and manufactures have been overstimulated. to the detri ment of the manly vigor of her popula tion." "With rcem-d to the effect of the adoption of free trade by tfafl United Status on the other protectionist na tions," the writer concludes, "it is di/li cult to conceive how they could very long resist following her example, and. in that case, it is simply impossible to overestimate the blessings to map kind which sucli a consummation would bring with it. 1 have likened war and protection to parent ana child. They may also be likened to tho«o twins which appear occasionally, body joined to body, the life of o;ie depending on the other. Abolish protection through out the world, knit the peoples together in the bonds of trade and common inter est, and you cause the warlike spirit to wither and die. Abolish war and mili tarism and you destroy protection; there would then be no need for these exactions of blood and treasure which are now eating up the resources and sapping the vitals of mankind in the very center of civilization. A new era would dawn on mankind." BOOK TALKS. Miss Larcom's three little book*. "As It Is in Heaven," "The Unseen Friend" "At the Beautiful Gate," bound in white and In a neat white box, taken to gether, form a very apDropriate Easter gift. They received from Bishop Brooks earnest words of approval, and In the two prose volumes are some expressions quoted from him with his hearty con sent. "Tools ami the Man" is the title of a new buok by Dr. Washington Gladden, in which he endeavors to state as clear ly as possible the law of pure Christian ity, as applied to the present conditions of property and industry. It will be published shortly by lloughtou, Mifflin ft Co. M. M. Ballou, one of the most inde fatigable of modern travelers, whose books have been read far and wide, not long ago made a protracted visit to Malta, studied the many interesting features of the island and of its his tory, and will immediately bring out from the Riverside Press "The Story of Malta." Prof. C. C. Everett, dean of the Divin ity School ot Harvard University, will publish soon, through lloughton. -Mil- Hin & Co., a book entitled "The Gospel of Paul," In which he has garnered tlie rich fruits of many years' careful and reverent study of the wonderful epistles written by the great Apostle to the Gentiles. A new edition of the "Satchel Guide." revised to date, will speedily be issued for the use of vacation tourists in Europe, for whose comfort and conven ience it is designed, and skillfull}', as is shown by its long-growing popularity. A charmingly written little story conies to us this week, without the au thor's name. It is called "lliram Golf's Religion, or The Shoemaker by the Grace of God." It is a story of an hum ble life beautifully lived, and is a les son that teaches the dignity of holy liv ing. Noon* but would be benefited uy reading it. E. P. Dutton & Co., Sew York. Price, 75 ceuts. KAIHiOAD LAND TAX. To the Editor of trie Globe. / Your paper is well known for 'its fearless and honest, as well as able advocacy of any opinion you hold. :^I always read it with delight, even when I see, or think I do, reason to differ from its conclusions. I have watched what you have to say upon the railway laud question, and can well understand the feelings of men in the counties in which the larger yart of these lands are. I have read with care the law, and it does look to me as if the 3 per cent tax does take the place of all other taxes, was so intended, and has been so understood and accepted by the state and by the railways. We know well, of course, that even the opinion of Mr. Childs la not infallible, and any action which should repeal or abolish the gross earnings tax, which in the very nature of things must bring in moro money every y«ar, would be a terrible mistake; for it is an easy, swift, sure plan of tax. In any case, the lands which are now the cause of dispute will be sold as the years go by. A bill to give the ' counties their share of the 3 per cent tax would give them relief asked, so it appears to me, and would be just. We ail may rest sure that noth ing less than justice will abide, whether in corporations, individuals or states. William Wilkixsos." IN THE MAGAZINES. In the Popular Science Monthly fur March J'rof. C. llanford Henderson completes his lllusUated account of "The Glass Industry," describing the gradual advance of glass-malting in America from 1800 to IHSt), and tho im mense stride it has utken .sinew the in troduction of natural gas as fuel. Con siderable liicht is thrown upon the prob lem of irrigating oar Western lands in an illustrated article on "Artesian Waters in the Arid Region," by Robert T. Hill. A strange phase of life in colonial times is exhibited in Col. A. 15. Kilis' paper on "White Slaves and Bond Servants in the Plantation*." An ex planation of '"The Decrease of Rural Population" is attempted by John 0. Jlnse. New York: I). AppletOn & Co. billy cents a number, $5 a year. The .March number of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science is distinctively a linancial number. The principal article is by Horace White, editor of the New York Evening lust, and discusses the ques tion Of "National and State Hanks." This is followed by papers by lion. A. 15. Hepburn, comptroller of the cur rency, on "State and National Hank Circulation;" by Congressman M. I). Harter, of Ohio, on "American Bttuking and the Money Supply of the Future; ' by Congressman J. 11. Walker, of Mas sachusetts, on " The Hanking System, Old and New;" and by Congressman Henry Bacon, chairman of the house committee on banking and currency in the Fifty-second conirres?,on "The Baois of Security for National Bank Notes." Mr. Ilowells is most certainly to be congratulated upon the felicity of de scription and cleverness of expression with which he is depicting the Bohe mian artist life of New York city in his latest novel, "The Coast of Bohemia." This charming story is one of the most noticeable of the many features of the March Ladles' Home Journal. Miss Dickens' reminiscences of her famous father are made particularly interesting by some touching allusions to his visit to the United States. The March Idler presents a number of articles of rare merit, and the illus trations are particularly good. An arti cle entitled "My Servant Andreas," written by Archibald Forbes and illus trated by Frederic Villiers, gives an ex cellent idea of the life of a newspaper correspondent during the Kusso- Turk ish war. Novel notes by Jerome K. .Jerome exhibit that author at his best. The account of George Grosswith and the accompanying illustrations are very interesting, while a review of Henry Irving by Itev. Joseph Pasher is a very delicate piece of criticism. PERIODICALS RECEIVED. Review of Reviews. Published at 13 Astra Place, New York. / Book News. Johu Wanamaker, pub lisher, Philadelphia. The Art Amateur: Devoted to Art in the Household. Montague Marks, pub lisher, 23 Union square, New York. The Graphic. Published 33S Dearborn street, Chicago. Poet-Lore." Poet-Lore Company, pub lishers, l'Ju Summer street. Boston, Mass. Current Literature. A Monthly Rec ord of ilia World's Progress. Current Literature Publishing Company, New York. The Mother's Nursery Guide, and Babyhood. Tho Babyhood Publishing •Company, 5 Beekman street, New York. i National Journalist. Chicago, 111. i The California!! Illustrated Magazine. .Californian Publishing Company, San ■Francisco, Gal. 1 Worthington's Illustrated Magazine and Literary Treasury. A. D. Worthing !ton, publisher, Hartford, Conn. Table Talk. Table Talk Publishing Company, Philadelphia. ' Pacific Banker and Investor. Ore conian building. Portland, Or. The Ladles' Home Journal. Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia. 1 School Review: A Journal ot Second ary Education. Published at Cornell university. Ithaca, N. Y. •Scientific American: Architects' and Builders' Edition: Munii & Co., pub lishers. 361 Broadway, New York. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Ex-Snnator Henry L. Davves, of Mas sachusetts, who has just retired from the political arena, was never on a minority side in congress, either in the house or senate. Lady Henry Somerset, who is coins; to start a paper which is to be tin; organ of the Woman's Christian Temperance union, says she will call it the Herald, that being the best name for a paper, in her estimation. All the stationery and other articles used in the office of the Japanese consul general in New York are sent over from Japan. The consul general, Hisasiu Shimamura, talks English so weil that he needs no interpreter. If. Tiburce Franqueville, the judge intrusted with the Panama prosecution, is forty years old, and has a brilliant reputation outside legal circles, espe cially as a Lntinist, his translations of Cicero being highly esteemed. The library ot Bowdoin college, Maine, has recently received from Rob ert C. Winthrop, of Boston, valuable autograph letters and documents of the Bowdoiu family, relating to the founda tion and early history of the college. M. Cavaignac, who is looked on as possibly the coming president of the French republic, is said to ba of indis iwitable and proudly acknowledged Irish descent, lie is descended from the Kavauaghs, who were kings of Leinater. C. C. Baldwin, who entertained the cabinet and a number of other distin guished persons in VVashington Sunuay evening, is a great giver of dinners, as well as a great diner out. But he ents very little and diinlcs less. It is "the feast of reason and i he flow of soul" that lie likes. He has a charming fam ily circle and is food of good company. Sixty-one naval officers will be retired on account of the ase limit during the administration of President Cleveland six In 1803, sixteen each in 1894 and 181)5, twenty-one in 1896 and two in 1897. Admiral Qherardi, the senior admiral hi the navy, will retire from active duty on Nov. 10, 18'.>4, and tour other admirals will leave the navy ihe same year. Com mander Gillis goes out on May 14, 18'Jl>. A Loyal Brother. Sehalk. A.— So you have determined to marry your brother's widow, Mr. Miller. Miller— Yes. You see it's this way. When I was a little boy I got my broth er's playthings when be grew tired of them, and his pants when he grew too big for them, and his school books when he didn't need them any more, and now it is only right that I should get his widow. Jr A li'.ttlo m of Fifty Years Agow MEN AND WOMEN, Rev. Sain Jones claims to have made over :i,ot)o converts In Memphis. David H. Smith, son of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, bus been an In mate of the asylum for the insane at Elgin for seventeen years. The quoeu of Italy seldom appears In a hat, and her bonnets are small and close-fitting. Her earrings are usually pearls of enormous sizo with diamond tops. • A distinguished French comedian, on being chlded for having slept during the reading of a olay on which ins opinion was desired, replied: "ftleep is an opinion." Qeorge Kennan. thu well-known Sibe rian traveler, who has been ill for three weeks at his liome, in Washington, of typho-malarial fever, is now convales ce at. Caleb Foote, almost unquestionably the oldest editor In the country, cele brated his ninetieth birthday last week. Hb entered the ollice of the Salem (Mass.) Gazette in lblT. Mine. Antoinette Stirling is a great believer in oranges as being good for the voice.. "A lew night ago," says an English print, "she was singing at Chelmsford, and when two little ctail flren went to her private room to ask lor her autograph they found her sucKlng oranges." _"' «» — THE AMISKICAN L.EG. Inaugural Day Afforded Great Opportunity for It* ."study. New York Sun. It was a memorable day for the study of the American leg. The women had so much to do to hold their umbrellas and to dodge the puddles that they un consciously produced a grand revela tion of the underpinnings of half of our great nation. By all odds, the stanch est. sturdiest legs were those of the German matrons, who are here by the ten thousand. Mr. Keppler, of Puck, would award the palm to these sub stantial pedestals, for In the school of art in which he was trained it held that such legs, thick at the ankle and grow ing big with the straight lines of an in verted pyramid, are the true standards of this part of female excellence. Such judges would say Louise of Prussia, the prettiest German woman who ever lived, was carried through her life upon such legs, and what were good enough for her must be good enough for our goddess Colum bia. There were the legs of the mount ain girls from West Virginia and Ken tucky, and they seemed extremely beautiful to American eyes. These, too, were 'sturdy and large, and experts on the subject could afford to wager that they were as hard as the rocky soil upon which they were developed. But in place of the straight lines of the Ger mon leg, these Southern limbs exhibited artistic curves, such as Praxitiles once loved to carve out of marble. There were thin, spiritual legs of the wives of Massachusetts and Connecticut, thor oughly intellectual and befittingly slen der. There were the straight up and down legs of the matrons of Philadel phia, and the strange legs from Illinois, whose peculiarity is that the feet be neath them are just half as long as themselves. Finally, there were the beautiful, aristocratic, high-bred legs that had come from the valley of the Hudson, and that are all alike from New York city to Troy. Strange fashions marked the garnish ment of this assembly of the legs of the nation. The prettiest limbs, those from New York and New York state, were invariably seen to be covered with black stockings; those from the Gulf states, especially from Jacksonville, Mobile and New Orleans, were, clad in soft colors, solid red, solid pink, all blue, ana even in plain white. The legs from the Atlantic coast, between Savannah and Baltimore, were clad in striped stockings. These were the left-over slock that was not sold in New York when stripes went out of fashion yearn ago. This subject made an interesting study, but it was accompanied by the disappointing fact that the only legs that, were seen were those of married women. It always lias been and ever must be a strange thought that young maidens are so clever in managing their dresses, while married women are care less to the sama degree. No maiden disclosed more than a shoe top in Washington today. Few matrons showed less than a stocking. ■an AN orange: BRED May Cause the Death of a Senior at Yale. New Haven, Conn., March 12. — George E. Mills, of Cincinnati, a mem ! ber of the senior class at Yale, is lying ; daugerously ill at the Yale infirmary. Last week he swallowed -an orange seed and has suffered intensely since then. A delicate operation will have to be performed to remove the offending particle. Mills is one of the leading scholars of the senior class. Mindful of His Unttuiency. Vogue. Miss Keedick (to her sister)— Mr. Linger has been coining to see me for several years, so I told him that if he had anything to say it was time he said it. Miss Margaret— What was his reply? Miss Keedick — The horrid thing said he never was much of a conversation alist. No Danger or It. Boston Transcript. Annie— lt is not very gallant for Mr. Bald to speak of ladies as "hens." I should be mad enough if he called me that. Kate— Oh, he never will, I am sure. It was only last week he told me you were no chicken. Obeying Maternal Instructions. Brooklyn Life. "What could you have been thinking of to engage yourself to three men?" "Well, mother told me my fiance must bo rich, intelligent, h.iiulsome and of the best moral character; and as 1 couldn't hope for all that in one man I had to take three." Ho Would Be Set Up Again. Perdita— lf you continue much longer to play poker with my father I won't marry you. Jack Dashing— lf your father contin ues to play poker much longer with me 1 won't need to. Danger Ahead. Indianapolis Journal. "My goodness me!" exclaimed Mrs. Wickwire, as her husband stumbled over a rocking chair in the dark. "I wouldn't use such awful language. Suppose there had been a hoop skirt on the chair. Just you wait till next sum mer!" Burned to Death. Honksdai.k, Pa., March 12.— 1n a conflagration at Saville, a suburb of Honesdale, today, iv which Will liyan's dwelling was destroyed, his brother-in law, Thomas Kane, was burned to death. Mrs. Ryan was badly burned. THE LITTLE GIKLTHAT CRIED. Once the little girl that cried, Looking throueh her tears espied Lovely motes of colored light Iv the fringes pf her eye- Just as wheu the weather clears. Ami the clouds arc put to flight. There's a rainbow in the sky. .And t no little girl that cried, Wneu she saw this lovely sight — This fine rainbow in her tears— Would fornet the reason why She bad thought it bust to cry. — Editn M. Thomas iv St. -Nicholas. THE FRENCH CRISIS. Bourgeois' Resignation Re garded Very Seriously by Politicians of France. President Carnot Temporar ily Gives M. DBvella the Vacant Portfolio. The Testimony of Madame Cottu the Sensation of the Salons. Feverish Excitement Every where Over the Probable Developments. s Paiiih, March 12.— The cabinet crisi inaugurated by the resignation of M. Bourgeois has been shown today to be beyond hope of repair by patch work. At a cabinet meeting this morning the ministers agreed that every effort should be made to induce M. Bourgeois to reconsider his resignation, and, in the hope that the efforts would be suc cessful, it was decided, that no new minister should be appointed until M. Bourgeois should have given evidence in the assizes court, and should have ex plained to the deputies his position. If M. Bourgeois should still insist then upon his retirement, another minister should be appointed, but this was re garded as an improbable event of the crisis. This afternoon several minis ters called upon M. Bourgeois, but when the cabinet reassembled this evening M. liiboc announced that M. Bourgeois had been (leaf to ail argu ments, and that he insisted that he would not return to office. Subse quently, at M. Kibot's request, Presi dent Carnot signed a decree givintr to M. Develle temporarily AI. Bourgeois' portfolio. Henry Brisson insists upon his retirement from the presidency ot the parliamentary commission of in quiry into the Panama scandal, His principal reason fyr resigning, he re peats, is the weakness of his heali.li. The sensation caused by Madame Cottu's testimony yesterday does not abate. The attempt to propagate the opinion that she was animated by a de sire to avenge the sentence of her husband when she gave her evidence against the government lias failed com pletely. The Gaulois publishes an in terview with her in which she says that she was actuated merely by a de termination to tell the truth regardless of personal interests or domestic af fections. M. Soiuoury. the police of ficial who tried to get from Mine. Cottu documents compromising Royalist deputies, has resigned from the direct orship of the penitentiary department. Police Commissary Nicole, who ar ranged the interview between him and Mine. Cottu, will be dismissed. Deputy Debpres has given notice that he will interpellate the government in the chamber of deputies as to Mine. Cottu's evidence. In the senate M. Moris will make a similar interpellation. The ministers are awaiting with in tense anxiety the event of M. Bour geois' appearance on the witness stand in the Panama trial tomorrow. The general conviction is that M. (Soinoury would never have taken the steps he toolc without the cognizance of the cab-< met, and perhaps of M. Carnot. The developments of tomorrow are awaited with feverish expectancy. The excite ment today has not been exceeded since the beginning of tne Panama dis closures. It is thought that only good luck can save the Bibot ministry. CHILIAN BOUNDARIES. A Settlement of the Old Dispute With Bolivia Reached. Vat.paraso, March 12.— 1t has been officially announced that the Chilian minister of foreign affairs has signed a treaty with the Bolivian minister de scribing the territorial limits of the two republics, thus settling the old bound ary dispute. A point was gained by Minister Errazuriz on behalf of Chilli, under which the line of demarcation in cludes in Chilian territory water sources which have been claimed by Boliv ia. A conference was held In Santia go yesterday between Dr. Errazuriz, minister of foreign affairs, and the minister from Argentina in regard to the appointment of, a commission to set tle tliu boundaries between Chili and Argentina. Spanish Government Sustained. Madrip, March 12. — The oilicial election returns show that the opposi tion in congress will consist of forty eigbt Conservatives under Canovas del Castillo, fifteen Conservatives under Senor Salvela, twenty-three Advanced Republicans and six Carlists. The government has the support of 329 deputies. Several changes in the caui net are impending. Chevalier Sueeeeils De Le^sep?. Oaxko, March 1:2. — M. Chevalier, of the ciepartnient of the public debt, lias been chosen to succeed Charles de Les- Bepa as director or the Suez Canal com pany. Vanderbilt in London. London, March 12.— \V. K. Yandcr bilt arrived here tliis afternoon from Paris and will go to Liverpool to in spect the yacht there building to re place the Alva. XO STKIKK JUST NOW. The Chicago Switchmen Conclude Not to Go Out. Chicago, March 12. — Chicago switch men will remain at work for the pres ent, at least. This decision was reached at a meeting of the grievance committee this afternoon. Every one of the thirty two Chicago roads was represented, and a majority of the members voted against ordering a strike. A mass meeting of switchmen will be called for some day this week, at which the decision of the grievance committee will be pre sented ana the whole matter discussed. Grand Master Wilson, of the Switch men's Aid association, is much pleased with the outcome ot today's meeting, as he believes a strike at this time would be an injudicious move. He declines, however, to discuss the probability of a walkout at some more opportune time in the future. A portion of the new men who had been secured in anticipa tion of a strike will be given employ ment during the world's fair rush. The others will be given transportation to their homes a 9 soon as the railroad managers are assured that all danger of a strike is over. Bonacum May Go to Cheyenne. LiN'cor/N, Neb., March 12.— Bishop Bonacum was shown the dispatch from St. Louis saying that Archbishop Sa tolli contemplated a visit to this place in April to bring about the transfer ot Bonacum to Cheyenne. The bishop would neither confirm nor deny the re port. Prominent Catholics, however, say that bis removal is probable, owing to disagreements with his priests ana dissatisfaction on the part of the laiiy with liis course. JAMES W. 11VATI DKAD. The Well - Known Connecticut? Democrat I'assea Away. \o;;'v,\i.k, Conn., March 12.— James William Uyatt died of a complication of Blight's disease, gout and other dis eases at his residence on West avenue shortly after '.', o'clock this afternoon, after a very long and painful illness. at:ed fifty-five years. Over a week ago his eyesitrht failed, and for several days lie has been almost totally blind. Mr. Hyatt was taken sud denly ill late in February, but rallied sufficiently to be about the hmise and subsequently was enabled to visit bis club A few days later, how ever, he again took to his bed ana failed rapidly. When nrtred by his patient to tell him the worst, tne attending physi cian informed bin that be had LJright's disease, and could never recover. Yes terday iiis family was summoned to his. bedside, but the bide man was unable to speak, and passed into a state of coma, from whicn he did not revive. J>eath camo peacefully, the patient falling into a deep sleep. At 11 o'clock the dying man's family was summoned to the bfdside. where it remained until the end. Mr. Hyatt was born in Nor walk, re ceiviog his education in the common schools. From IsOO to lS7:i he was iv the employ of LeGr-diid, Lock wood dc Co., prominent New York bankers. In 1^7:; lie returned to N'orwalk, and has since held various local and state ofti ces, among them that of bank commis sioner. He was also president of the Norwalk horse railroad and of the Jtoton Point Improvement company, in I^S7 President Cleveland appointed him United States treasurer to fill out the uneypirea term of Conrad Jordan, wh« resigned. WYOMING EXTRA SESSIOX. One May Be Called 10 Choose a Sen a tor. Cheykxn'k, Wyo., March li?.—Re liable advices from Wyoming Demo crats in Washington tonight are to the effect that the senator appointed, A. C. Beekwith, will not be seated. Both the law and the precedent are asrainst him and likewise political expediency, now that the legislature has adjourned with out choosing a senator. There are two Republican senators appointed, and the Democrats will therefore be the losers by admitting Beckwitb, as they must necessarily concede to Montana and Washington what they grant to Wyom ing. It is claimed here by those "high in the councils of Wyoming Democrats thatUov. Oaborne lias been apprised of all these circustances, and, iv fact, that the governor is in constant communication with Senator Gorman and tiie other members of the Demo cratic steering committee. The gov ernor will, therefore, be advised to call an extra session for the purpose of electing a successor to Senator Warren. The best informed lawyers question the constitutional rights of the governor doing this, and that is said to account for the governor's triule trip to Denver. He is said to have consulted iiis lawyer, Hon. Thomas M. Patterson. It is hoped here by both Democrats and Republic ans that an extra session of the legis lature will be called, for the legislature adjourned so unexpectedly that a great amount of necessary legislation was precipitately nipped in the bud. An extra session would enable the legis lators to dress up their blunders and placate iv some degree their belligerent coustitueucies. AT NOOK TOMORROW The Strike on the Toledo & North- em Will Be Declared Off. New York. March 12.— J. M. Ashley Jr.. vice presidenr of the Toledo, Ann- Arbor & Northern Michigan railroad, on which a strike of engineers is to progress, was in this" city tonight. He received two very Important telegrams from the scene of the trouble tonight, which indicate that the strike will be speedily adjusted. One of the dispatches was to the effect that the I'nited States court had decided that all railroads in the territory of the Ann Arbor road must accept freight from the Toledo. Ann Arbor & North ern Michigan, and chat an order to that effect wouid be issued by the court tomorrow morning. The other telegram was from ex-Congressinun Ashley, ot Ohio, preside ut of the road, and stated that the strikers, through Chief Arthur, were willing to declare the strike off if the railroad officials would meet their employes as individ ilila and listen to their grievances. Vice President Ashley, after relating these facts to a reporter, said that he agreed to those terms and would start immediately for Toledo to treat with his employes. He said it could be stated authoritatively lUat the strike would L>d declared off at noon tomorrow. A SACRAMENTO BLUNDER, Which May Send California's Capital to San Jose. Sacramento. Cal., March 12.— Tho state legislature last evening passed through both houses a resolution tosub iiiit to the people a constitutional amendment removing the capital to San .lose, providing the latter city shall deed lo the state ten acres of land and a bonus of one million dollars. The action, though hasty, appears to have been earnest. The immediate animus of the resolution was an article in a Sacramento evening paper, headed "Thank God, the legislature will soon adjourn," and professing lo recite vari ous misdeeds and mistake-) of the legis lature. The article was read in the senate, and the resolution was passed promptly. Jieinir transmitted to the assembly, it first failed of the necessary two-thirds majority, but a call of tin: house was ordered, the doors were closed and the sergeant-at-aims was despatched to arrest absent members. A number were routed from bed, brought to the assembly chamber, and the required vote was thus finally ob tained. SHATTKKKD OLASS. The Work of a Pitrsburg Explo sion of Gas. PTTTBBUKG, March 12. — Escaping natural iras lo the conduits of the Cen tral District Telephone company on Market street caused a terrific explo sion nbout 2 o'clock this afternoon. Every pane ot glass in nearly every building between First and Third ave nues was broken, but fortunately no one was injured. The concussion snook buildings for several blocks and fright ened the occupants, but, beyond the breaking of the windows, no damage was done. If It had been .i week day it is probable that there would liavd been many persons injured, as the district i* one of the busiest in the city. Two Sisters Dying. White Plains, N. V., March 12.— Mrs. Moses Miller, sixty-eight years old. and Mrs. Ann Julian. sixty years old, two well-to do sisters living in a fine house owned by Mrs. Miller on Central avenue, were found in bed this morning almost dead from eras asphyxi ation by coal «as which had had escaped from the stove. They are not expected to recover. l?,--fx _ i^K- ■ v smi i | Ski R! R "'