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Wakiiim.tiis, Dec. 10. — For Wisconsin:
Snow flurries; warmer Monday night; winds
becoming: easterly. For Minnesota, North
and south Dakota and Iowa: Snow flurries;
warmer: southeasterly winds. For Montana:
Fair, preceded by snow flurries in eastern
portion: warmer in eastern portion; westerly
winds; colder Monday night.
United States Depart of Aciiuvlt-
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Loral Forecast Official.
SOUTH Carolina proposes to pro
hibit railroads from carrying liquor to
private individuals. Having gone into
the Kin-mill business on its own ac
count, the state can brook no opposi
tion, but will demand a monopoly.
ABOUT half of the souvenir half-dol
lar issued by the mint 111 aid ot
the Columbian exposition at Chicago
remain unsold, and will be melted
over ami converted into current
coin. People were unwilling to buy a
coin without current value at double its
intrinsic worth, and they are not to be
blamed for it either.
The last issue of the St. Peter Herald
was a twenty-page production, and a
most creditable sheet. It gives a de
tailed review of the building season in
St. Peter for the past year, showing f
tiiat the place is enterprising and pros
perous, and the advertising columns of
the big number bear the same testi
mony. The Herald is evidently appre
ciated, and it deserves to be.
Gov. Altgeld, of Illinois, knows
how a man feels when his picture is
turned to the wall, lie presented an
oil painting of himself to the Germania
society of Chicago recently, but the offi
cers of the society refused to accept it,
owing to his alleged sympathy with
anarchy. The governor is exceeding
wroth at the slight put upon him, and
threatens dire vengeance, but is only
laughed at by his persecutors.
William T. Stead, the distinguished
London editor, said to a reporter re
cently: "1 have not been in America
lone enough to form fixed impressions
of the country." Mr. Stead must be
duller than the majority ot his country
men, who usually- write books of Ameri
can travel founded upon scenes in Cas
tle Garden, and feel competent to pass
judgment upon our government and
people after a week's sojourn at a Bos
ton hotel.
A million dollars will be required to
to feed and shelter the homeless people
of Chicago during the winter. There
are nearly a hundred thousand men out
of employment in the city, and several
thousands spend ihe nights in the hall
ways of the city hall for want of beds.
The charitable ladies have been provid
ing them with food at the same place.
Great suffering is anticipated, and the
city will have to provide for the in
digent or let them starve.
The only bill on the calendar of the
house which relates to the District of
Columbia is one repealing the 400-foot
rule relating to the location of saloons
in the vicinity of churches and school
houses. The temperance people of
Washington have organized for the de
feat of the measure, regarding it as a
wanton invasion by the saioon men of
the right to protect their homes and
their churches from a disagreeable and
pernicious intrusion. The contest prom
ises to be an animated one, and much
ill-feeling has already been engendered.
Better than the liberal contributions
of the public in aid of the suffering mill
ers in the Lake Superior. region is the
news that the mines are to reopen, thus
affording work for several thousand
men. The ability and opportunity of
supporting themselves is a far more
gratifying position for the men to be
placed in than the receipt of even the
most abounding charity. "The glorious
privilege of being independent" is dear
er to the hearts of all true American
workmen than would be the granaries
of the world bestowed upon them as a
Tin-: worid's fair buildings, togother
with £290,000 in cash, have been turned
over to the South park commissioners
of the city of Chicago. The park officials
will realize a snug little sum from the
sale of the materials used in their con
struction—the glass and ironwork espe
cially—far more than sufficient to place
Jackson park in as good condition as it
was before it was taken possession of
by the fair directors. By this means
the city will be greatly benefited, aud
what Chicago has taken out of one
pocket for the ostensible purpose of
encom aging the fair she has deftly
placed in another pocket, where it may
come handy some day. As Joey Bag
stock would remark, "Chicago is siy—
devilish shy."
AxoTUKit of the bugaboos of the pro
tective tar "' robbers is a claim that
lzp:l2Q!+aß>i*jottQ£± op the free list,
as propel l> t » the Unison bilt it will
tte> t unions to the Pennsylvania oh ie
dustry because it would permit --if the
importation of Russian ; patroleiuc to
compete with our home product. These
carpers overlook the fact that less thau
$10,000 worth of Russian oil is imported
into this country annually, while our
producers export more than $4tt,000,000
worth of oil and its products, much of
it to markets more accessible to .Russia
thau to the United States.": American
petroleum has nothing to : fear from
competition with the Russian product."
It is of better quality and can sold
much cheaper than any like article of
foreign production. ; " ' "- ?. /. ."'•";
The explosion of a dynamite bomb in
the French chamber of deputies on Sat-,
urday is a crime for which but one pun
ishment will suffice. The death of the
miscreant guilty ot the. infamous crime
should follow as speedily as the ma
chinery of the law can be set in motion,
and there should be no mercy shown,
no compassion wasted-upon the wretch.
That the deed was committed by an
anarchist there was never any doubt.
The time, the manner and the means
employed all indicated this. There was
no effort to wreak vengeance upon any
particular person for any specific of
fense—simply a manifested desire for
slaughter and destruction. There was
no warning of the impending catas
trophe, and the lives of hundreds were
endangered who have had no part in the
enactment of the legislation of the coun
try, and were consequently guiltless; of
offense if a desire for revenge for op
pressive laws was the purpose. Scores
were frightfully maimed, a few fatally
hurt, and in the panic that succeeded
the explosions it was at the time feared
that the bomb-thrower made his escape.
It is about time that the civilized na
tions of the world entered into a mutual
compact for the purpose of exterminat
ing these anarchistic assassins. Such
concert of action has been repeatedly
urged, but no definite plans have been
agreed upon, although all nations are
agreed as to the necessity for a combina
tion for self-protection. It was thought
that the execution of Ravacuol and his
associates at Paris a little over a year
ago would serve as a warning to the
destroyers in that capital, but the check
it gave them was, it seems, only tem
porary. They are evidently better or
ganized than ever before, and are plen
tifully supplied with their engines of
destruction. This latest outrage will
stimulate the authorities to renew their
prosecutions. Those guilty ot such in
famous crimes should be hunted down
like wild beasts, and killed without
compunction. They are. Indeed, far
worse than the bloodthirsty tiger of the
jungles. They thirst for blood not as a
means of sustaining life, but of gratify
ing a devilishness that robs them of all
claim to the protection afforded to hu
man beings.
There is every reason to believe that
the Paris police will not be long infixing
the blame of this crime upon those who
conspired at its commission and partici
pated in its execution. And happily the
administration of justice is swift iv that
country. There are no tedious grand
jury proceedings, frequent postpone
ments, delays in obtaining juries, mo
tions for a stay of proceedings or super
sedeas, or appeals to higher tribunals.
The evidence is given succinctly, the
counsel argue the case with all brevity,
the court deliver its sentence, and be
fore the rising of the sun on the follow
ing day the prisoner, if found guilty, is
sent speeding into the other world.
There are no executive pardons or re
prieves, or commutations of sentence.
The law takes its course speedily and
relentlessly. It is to be hoped that it
will find no obstructions in dealing with
these recent malefactors.
In the chamber of commerce this
morning the committee on legislation,
to which was referred the resolution of
E. V. Smalley urging our senators and
representatives in congress to oppose
the putting on the tree list of lumber
and iron ore, will report it back with
a recommendation. In the course of
the debate which will follow, Smith
Jones will make the following remarks:
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
Chamber: It is needless for me to tell
you that lam opposed to the resolu
tion, for you all know that lam a free
trader from conviction, believing that
it is right, and that what is right is the
best policy, whether in business or gov
ernment. But lam not going to ad
dress any argument to you based on
that line of thought. I recognize that
we are all business men, engaged iv a
competitive business, and that the
strongest argument which can be ad
dressed to us is the one that shows that
we will suffer loss or gain profit by any
course the government may pursue.
In other words, 1 recognize that under
our altruism lies the motive power of
1 shall therefore endeavor to show
you that our own selfish interests lie in
the direction of free ore and lumber;
not, perhaps, the self-interest which
perceives the immediate penny, but the
larger self-interest which sees the dol
lar hidden by the intervening cent.
Now, what is the gist, the core of Mr.
Smalley's resolution? When we take
off the husks of sentiment, a thing
which business has nothing to do with,
because "it isn't business," it is simply
a request that the federal government
continue to tax ore and lumber that
would come in from other countries 75
cents a ton and from 51 to $2.50 a
thousand. Why? Because, it . is
claimed, these articles can be produced
and Drought here cheaper than our
miners and lumbermen can produce
them. What does that mean? That
without the tax these articles and, by
necessity, all the things into whose con
struction they go, would be cheaper.
What follows? That this request is to
have our members in the congress oppose
making cheaper the things so commonly
used in order that the men engaged in
producing them in our state may be
able to exact more for their ore and
lumber than they could get without it.
That is the plain Engliish of the propo
Now. who are these proposed bene
ficiaries, and what are their relations to
us business men? In one way their re
lations are very close. There is not a
man in this chamber but is touched by
them in his business in some way. One
class of them furnishes the lumber that
goes into our packing boxes, and the
other the material out of which is made
the nails that fasten them. Both con
tribute the material for the railways
which take our freights out and in, and
the drays which carry them to and from
our warehouses. But I will not enlarge
on this phase; each-of you can see in
your own affairs how much iron and
lumber enter into the details of your
business and affect its cost and increase
your working capital. Who are they,
and how many of them are there? 1
don't know how closely you have kept
track of business movements outside
of your own, but 1 assume that it is
not news to you that.a syndicate com
posed of a few men now controls prac
tically all tho stumpage of this state,
Michigan and Wisconsin, the remaining
sources of lumber supply tor the North
west. A Pullman coach will comforta
bly carry all of these men who own the
stumpage from which our lumber sup
plies must be cut. iou may have read
recently of the- consolidations of the
iron mine owners of this state. An
other Pullman coach would have loom
to spare if every one of these men were
put into it. Mr. Smalley then asks you
to advise congress to enable a number
of gentlemen, who could be comfortably
carried iv a couple of Pullmans, to exact
more for their lumber and ore of the
ultimate consumers of them than they
could get were trade conditions with
them the same as those under which we, :
not to mention others, have to trade.
Allowing to the fullest the profit our
trade may get from these few men, its
total would probably not take more than
three or four figures to write it.
On the other hand are the hundreds
of thousands of users of iron and lumber
in this great expanse of country tribut
ary to us and on whose prosperity we
are dependent for ours. There is not a
man among all these but is harmed by.
any increase in the cost of either lumber
or ore; there is not one who is not bene
fited by its cheapening. Our prosperi
ty, the bulk of our business, depends on
their power to buy; increase" that and
our trade swells; decrease it and our
trade shrinks. It is not in their crops
only that we, as business men merely,
are concerned, but in their savings. If
the articles made of iron are cheaper to
them; if the lumber they buy for the
barns and houses and granaries is
cheaper; if the freight charges can be
lessened to them because the material
of construction of railways is less costly,
it means that less money goes into
pockets whence but little flows to us
and that so much the more remains with
those on whom we depend, with which
they can and will buy more of the things
which we have to sell. In short we are
infinitely more interested in increasing
the buying power of the farmers and
artisans and all others of the great ter
ritory tributary to us to us than we are
in making a few wealthy mine and
stumpage owners richer.
But we may be told that these men
will have to close their mines and
camps and mills if they are not allowed
to get more for their ore and lumber,
and that will turn from industry to
idleness a large number of their em
ployes. Well, gentlemen, I don't be
lieve it. If our farmers can raise wheat
and send it to Europe and there com
pete with wheat raised in India, where
labor is six cents a day, and live, 1
think these men can aud should mine
their ore and cut their logs in competi
tion with Cuba and Canada, their
only competitors. It is not very long
ago that you adopted a resolution
demanding that your representatives
vote to have the government stop fur
nishing a market for the product of the
silver mines. The miners protested
that if this was done the price of silver
would slump out of sight and they
would have to close their mines and
discharge their men. They talked just
as these men do now. The purchase
was stopped, and silver advanced tup
pence an ouuee, and no mine is closed
that was working then. It may not be
known to you, but it is the fact that
these same pine owners who are be
moaning the sad fate in store for their
poor workiugmen are paying only from
$10 to $12 a month for the best labor,
while they have hundreds of men now
in camp who are working for the board
and lodging they get.
So, balancing the question on the
scales of mere selfish interests between
the benefits we as merchants will de
rive from the continuance or removal of
this tax, and leaving out all ethical
questions, I trust 1 have made it clear to
you that our larger and truer interests
require tree ore and lumber, and the re
jection of this resolution. 1 thank you,
gentlemen, for your attention.
There will be nothing especially tame
about the present session of congress. -
Washington County Record.
The Anoka Union says that no man
in the country has got the presidential
bee in his bonnet worse than ex-Presi
dent Harrison. Well, if its buzzing
pleases Harrison, let him enjoy it— it is
all the enjoyment he is likely to get out
of it.— Fargo Argus. -£3t&
The Grand Forks Northwest News
urges the millers of North Dakota to
make an exhibit at the Antwerp exhi
bition. Mr. Backer, who was one of the
world's fair commissioners, is taking
the lead. The millers were not repre
sented at the world's fair.
North Dakota fat stock have brought
better prices in the Chicago market this
fall than cattle raised in Montana. The
Chicago buyers say that the small lots
or North Dakota beef have this year
brought the highest price of any West
ern grass-fed cattle.— Fargo Republican.
Consul General Dan Maratta's first
consular report has been received from
Melbourne, Australia. In it the ex
marshal and steamboat captain treats
earnedly of the price of Australian
wool, lie says nothing in his report
about wanting to come back. Fargo
The supreme court having knocked
out the law requiring the treasurer to
deposit funds in designated deposi
tories, the Bismark Tribune says: "The
effect of the decision will allow the
state treasurer to deposit state moneys
just where he chooses, and on such
terms as shall suit his convenience and
advantage, as has been the custom here
tofore." The judges in deciding against
the law expressed themselves In favor
of the principle involved, but the title
was defective.
Van Alen puts his reason for not
going to Italy on the organs. And
they're not Italian organs, either.—Phil
adelphia Times.
Minister Van Alen was evidently dis
posed Lo have as small a share as possi
ble iv the responsibility for his own
official existence. — Washington Star.
It will be the country's verdict, we
believe, that Mr. Van Aleu's part in the
episode has been altogether honorable
and conscientious.— Washington Post.
His decision is a creditable one, and
we are pleased to note that he persisted
in it, in spite of the assurance of the
president that he was not called upon
to resign.— Traveller.
The incident closes with a decided
access of respect to Mr. Van Aleu. but
the praise of him by newspapers that
supported Levi P. Morton for vice pres -
ident and John Wanamaker for post
master general is difficult to stomach. —
Brooklyn Eagle.
We trust he will continue to display
the same interest Iv American affairs
that he says he felt so suddenly during
the campaign of 1892. A more intimate
knowledge and a more thorough study
will enable him to avoid such disagree
able predicaments in future. —Albany
It is a manly letter in its tone, and in
creases the feeling that had lately come
to prevail among many in intelligent
quarters that Van Alen had character
and capacity that better fitted him for
this mission than many men who have
received similar appointments without
adverse comment.— Boston Herald..
Rival Exhibitions.
St. Peter Herald. -
Lottie Collins is exhibiting in St. Paul.
With Lottie and Mayor Wright perform
ing at the same time, the people ought
not lack for material out of which to
find amusement.
A Call for Light. ------
St. Peter Herald.
The Anoka Union says that John
Lind will not go to the United States
senate and ought not. Why this oppo
sition to the Brown county Solon? More
light, Pease, more light I
'Blue Jeans" Weil deceived by the
Audience. *
"Blue Jeans," at the Metropolitan last
evening, was exceeding, well received.
The house was fair, arid "one was forced
to laugh in spite of. desperate efforts to
keep a straight face. All of the, parts
were well sustained, but Andrew Rob
sou as Perry Bascom, Harry Bradley as
Col. Riseuer, F.S.S wader as Ben
Boone, Wallace Shaw as Jacob Tute-.
wiler and Anna Belmont as June, were."
especially good. ' The old village
band, "The Rising -Sun- Roarers,"
led by Drum Major Malloy.
proved a grand feature. The story of
the play is laid in Southern Indiana— in
the Blue Jeans Deestrict, and the beau
. ties of Indiana politics, the accommo
dating character of its politicians; the
wiles of. women who become interested
in the affairs of men for what!
there is in it is shown. June's
pet Poiled " Angus given up 'for
the barbecue— cut up among the poli- -
ticians—behaved well on the stage and
took its cabbage from the hands of its
mistress with, evident . relish. . Politi
cians inclined to write letters listening
to the play will learn to beware. Letters
in the hands of politicians and photo
graphs in the hands of designing women
are valuable cards when blackmail is tfie
Her First Performance at the
Jarbeau, at the Grand, has a per
formance which every one who enjoys
comical situations should see. Jarbeau
is not superior to several performers in
her troupe, and in this respect she is
most commendable. Kate Castleton
could never endure a performer in her
aggregation who excelled herself, and
several times discharged actors who did
exceptionally good work, on the flimsy
excuse that they overdid their parts.
Jarbeau evidently considers general
excellence of much more importance
than the mere matter of per
sonal prominence. That she has
an excellent troupe was recognized
by the very large audience wnich at
tended . the first performance of last
evening at the Grand. It is not worth
while to mention one actor above an
other; indeed, it is difficult to say which
did the best. The performance was a
continual round of surprises. The ex
position of crankism was very amusing.
There were several single and quad
ruple dances, which set the audience
into an uproar of applause. Jarbeau is
good iv the role she assumes.
.It is hard, even for Republicans, to
see just where the Democratic party is
ever going tojret badly left.— Spokane.
(Wash.) Chronicle. . „.".:.
The infant industries seem to crow
more-helpless the older they get, judg
ing by the increased protection they are
receiving.— Davenport (lo.) Leader.
We are assured of a fair trial of a'
Democratic tariff. When we have tried
it there will be no danger of a return
to McKiuleyisiu.— Rhinelander (Wis.)
Any movenents designed for silver's
restoration are sure to run up against a
stone wall as long as Mr. Cleveland is.
in the White Anaconda (Mont.)
Standard. - „r;.
Gov. McKinley saw the great football
game at Springfield. He was more
than ever impressed with the beauties
of protection in the abstract. —
chester (lo.) Democrat.
One flag, one country and $2,500,000
for the Superior harbor should be the
cry of every man who has a dollar's worth
of interest at the head of the lakes.—
Superior (Wis.) Telegram. ;.>■££< .'•
As to the message the Ashland News
says: There is no uncertain sound in
his reference to tariff legislation.:
Through - brief, it is -logical, aud its
reasoning incontrovertible. ■;■>•;•>; '■■'■VK\
Judging from Superior papers the
Rockefellers are getting a mortgage on
the earth, and when they control it "the
head of the lakes" will" be the central
point.— Eau Claire (Wis.) Leader. ; '
The Davenport Democrat, speaking of
the probable effects of the Wilsou bill,
says: There happens to be a sufficient
period of time before another election
for the masses to see for themselves.
Times will be better under the first
year of the Wilson tariff bill than under
the last year of the McKinley law.which
fact will Keep the Ohio tax advocate
from a presidential nomination.—Hel
ena (Mont.) Independent.
As though the s country had not suf
fered enough misfortune, now comes
the news— from Kansas, of course— tiiat
the Farmers' Alliance is to be reorgan
ized for the purpose of campaigning for
free silver. Oskosh (Wis.) Times.
If the president's influence can bring
it about, there is no doubt the Uulted
States will soon be in the enjoyment of
a sound aua stable currency, sufficient
in volume for every legitimate need of
the country.— Winnipeg (Man.) Free
Press. .a&steSS '"'»
The administration has never been
more dignified than ; during all of the
senseless excitement and criticism
which followed tho publication of
Secretary Gresham's recommendation
concerning Hawaii. — Blame (Wis.)
It looks like slavery for millionaire
manufacturers to begin their howl about
reducing wages if such a bill passes.
There are greater wrongs perpetrated
by those fellows than could possibly be
by any tariff reform bill.— Cedar Rapids
(lo.) Gazette. ?; :..<"" .
It is the trust, the pool, the monopoly
that extreme protection makes easy that
has put up prices and put down wages,
with only such restraint as public
opinion on the one hand and trade
unionism on the other could offer.— La
Crosse (Wis.) Chronicle.
It is evident that the president In
tends to bring all possible pressure to
bear on the foreign nations with a view
to establishing international bimetalisni,
which he assumes to be the only feasi
ble and rational means of solving the
great problem.— Butte Miner.
The Dubuque Herald, speaking of
the message, says: It is another of those
able and forcibly worded productions
for which he has become famous.' He
has an ability, possessed by but few? of
expressing himself in terse and strong
language that goes right to the point of
the subject under discussion.
President Cleveland has sent another
message to congress. It is a document
that cannot fail to strengthen his stand
ing with the American people, and is
but another link in the vow adamantine
chain whereby the nation's executive
has welded to himself the confidence of
the people.— Oskosh (Wis.) Times.
When a twenty-year lease of 160
acres of land on which there is an iron
mine sells for $1,800,000, and the mine
pays a yearly dividend of $12.50 per
share of stock, does that indicate an
industry that needs bolstering up by
taxing the people of the whole country
to do it?— Ashland (Wis.) News.
.He (Mr. Cleveland) holds the views
regarding the tariff, civil service, pen
sions, our perplexing foreign relations
and all other subjects, that prevail
throughout the Democratic party, and
if congress rives us as good legislation
as the president asks, the country will
be well cared for.— La Crosse (Wis.)
Voorhees will manage ad valorem in
the senate, and thus add valorem to his
boom as a presidential candidate.—
Sioux Falls Press. .
A man who believes in the underly
ing principle of Democracy, that the:
government should keep its hands off,
and should permit the people to work
out their individual destinies .unaided
and unhindered. cannot favor the bounty
system of protection or consistently be
a Republican* — Sioux. Falls -': Argus
Leader. - '
•*-" The Christinas number of McClure's
Magaziue has an interesting article on .
Archdeacon Farrar, eminent. in the pul
pit and in : letters. - A : pleasant story,
"Was It a Good Bear-" from the pen
of Octave .Thauet, is in that writer's
best style, and Mrs. Oliphant begins :
her new novel, "A Visitor and His
Opinions," a story, of tiie seen and 1 un
seen. There are also sketches of Will
lam McKinley ' and Whitelaw Reid.'ac
companied by portraits of those gentle
men taken at different periods or their
lives, wnich illustrate their mental as
,well as their physical development.
.{Charles A. . Dana, of the. New York 7
Sun. -also contributes some notes of a
recent journey to Jerusalem. S. ;>. Me
irClure, publisher. New York. -
\ \ : ■■ ' * » ■ * .'"'
;.j The Pall Mall Magazine is beautifully
'.illustrated, and contains much that is
approDriate to the season. Rudyard
Kipliug contributes an admirable poem
in iiis characteristic style entitled
"Bobs," which relates to Gen.. Lord
jßoberts, and is beautifully illustrated.
'George Meredith begins what promises
to be a story of a high order of merit. :
entitled "Lord Ormont and His Amin
ta." "Christmas in New Zealand" is
more of a landscape picture than a
. sketch, admirable in style and faultless
in illustration. William Waldorf Astor,
whose recent venture into the literary
arena has caused much comment, ap
pears with a war sketch, "The Ghosts of
Austerlitz," which certainly does ciedit
to his pretensions. Good judgment is
displayed in the selection of contribu
tors, aud the illustrations, both in black
and colors, are of great excellence. The
International News company. New
TheCaliforniau for December is alike
creditable in illustration and text. The
contents are varied and full of interest
to readers everywhere. Among the con
tributors are Ella Wheeler Wilcox and
Barrett Eastman, both of whom have
admiral poems. Joaquin Miller has a
brief sketch in his inimitable style—alto
gether too brief, the reader will say.
"Old Jerry" is an admirably written
storyby Charles Edward Markham, and
there are a number of Interesting arti
cles descriptive of California scenery
and life, which all who have ever visited
that region of romance and natural
wonders will find great pleasure in
reading. Published by the Calif dm tan
Publishing company, Siu Francisco..
Donahoe's Magazine for November,
though somewhat late in arrival, is
uoue the less welcome. The leading
article, on "The Future of the Catholic
Church in America," is from the pan
of Rev. John Conway, of this city: It is
needless to say that it displays the ripe
scholarship, hue logic and forceful elo
quence .of " our distinguished fellow
citizen. Hon. John F. Finerty, of Chi
cago, tells "Why I Am a Republican,"
and Gen. Martin T. McMahon gives
reasons "Why lAm a Democrat." The
latter has already been published in
full in the Globe. Supplementing
these P. O'Neill Larkin has an article
on "Why 1 Am Neither a Democrat nor
'&' Republican," in which he finds much
fault with both parties and few virtues
iii either. "Memories of Marshal Me
. Mahon," by Eugene Davis, is an inter
esting historical sketch from an ardent
admirer of the - recently, deceased
marshal-president of France. Pub
lished by the Donahue Magazine com
pany, Chicago. '-',-•
» * *
The New England Magazine for De
cember is valuable, not only for Its his
torical features, but for its literary in
terest and the polish which marks it.
"Yuletide in an Old English City," by
Cecil Longdail, is an admirable article.
Celia Parker" Wbdlley devotes another
article to Mr. Howells and his literary
methods; "Witchcraft in Salem and
Europe" is discussed by S. G. W. Ben
jamin; "The Assassination of President
Lincoln" is retold by Horatio King,aud
"Harvard University Library" is de
scribed by Charles "K. Bolten. This
number contains the conclusion of Helen
Carapoell's novel "John Ballantyne.
American," which is certainly the best
production of her pen. Samuel Elliot's
analysis of the historian Prescott is an
able aud discriminating paper. The
entire contents are possessed of great
present and permanent interest. War
ren F. Kellogg, publisher, Boston.
The Sanitarian for December is
crammed with useful information from
our most eminent men of medicine and
science on topics that relate to the pres
ervation of health. It is just such a
publication as should be in the hands of
all having to do with the construction,
drainage aud ventilation of our homes.
The American News company, New
fork. ":lr.~ ; - '-':•'?■■ '■■::-'- Vi. -•
In the North American Review for
December Gov. Russell, of Massachu
setts, discusses the "Political Causes of
the Business Depression." The gov
ernor contends that it is false and illog
ical to charge our present distress to the
access of the Democratic party to power.
Senator Peffer undertakes to enlighten
the public as to "The Mission of the
Populist Party," but makes a rather
sorry job of it. The oft-repeated prob
lem, "What Dreams Are Made Of,"
forms the topic of an able paper by Dr.
Louis Robinson, and Eugeue Tyler
Chamberlain, Hon. John L. Stevens and
Hon. William M. Springer discuss "The
Hawaiian Question" in its various
phases. There are other interesting
and timely topic 3 treated of, all with
fairness and marked ability.
Effect on Country Editors.
Faribault Pilot
Robberies»and burglaries are of such
frequent occurrence in St. Paul that
country editors are getting scared that
the thieves may steal the site for the
' new capitol building.
Tit. - :•■-■■•
■ail . — — :
.:> [Written for the Globe.]
Ere Forgetfulness casts her darkened mantle
o'er thy name, " '_ .. ' Jll~=
'And thy record pencils in her book of
doom, i'z.T?.i£S<£. •;;•:'.-;;/.: '.'-:• -
A stranger for one brief moment bids her
; That a single flower he may place
, jOn thy unsought yet honored tomb
; Tn the mausoleum where kindred spirits'
; ;:s sleep- . \:~'y-:.S.
[ Where rays of light may never enter,
And all is gloom.
For such is fate of human lot-
Toe greatest names are ail too soon forgot.
Sad is thy fate. O. Wolff.
For Madness never claimed thee for her
own: 'fjS§||g^igsßß
'Twas the cruel stabs of penury and want,
I From whose Dresence' oilier noble souls.
. r . too, have flown: -~:-.C:.':;
And succor withheld when we but ask for
> -» % bread V-. : . ■
Brings wreaths of flowers when untimely
dead. :-'~Z":
' A far better fate might thine have been
'If more of human lovenad entered in.
■ But though thy name may have no place
| 611 Fame's most noted rolls,"" ~ - -
A silent singer to thee unknown -
■\ Will yet the pureness of thy life extol, *|
■; And in the pictures of thy. pen .
j Will ask the world to let thee live again.
-"■'••■* —William G. Lock wood Tucker.
.1. Doc. 7. ... V-. '. - I
The St. Peter Herald reports improve
ments in.St. Peter for the present year
aggregate $121,180. .
Bob Dunn is winner in the pine land
suit. Now you can be state auditor.
Bob.— Renville Star-Farmer.
.Tim saloons will close when the peo
ple are educated not to patronize them
—and; not beiore.— Cloud -Journal-
- The Democrats were put there to re
duce the tariff, and if tliey don't do it
there will be a big howl.— Lake Benton
Tunes. r^ o:v •
Perhaps the most striking feature of
the Wilson bill is Its freedom from sec
tionalism and partisanship.— .Nobles
County Democrat.
The message throughout is conserva
tive, aud cannot fail to meet the au
ptoval of fair-minded "men of all par
ties.—Jackson Pilot. . - -: '
The inspiration which moved .the
placing of coal on . the free list is one'
that will make joyful hearts all over the
country.— Le Sueur Sentinel. -
Mayor Eustis' gubernatorial boom
was exposed too early iv the season,
and as a consequence has been severely
frost-bitten.— St. James Journal. .-
•"• Upon the action of this session the
future of the Democratic party for the
next three years at least will mainly de
pend.—Hutchinson Democrat.
- The St. Peter Herald regards the
president's message as a clear, concise,
plain, practical document which will
make him stronger with the people.
The man who argues that the "hard
times" would not have come had Har
rison been re-elected may be ingenious,
but he isn't honest.— St. Cloud Times.
Throughout the message is strong and
able, and leaves no doubt on any im
portant question as to where the admin
istration stands.— Faribault Democrat.
The great big bluff of the Republicans
has failed, and the Democratic party
will proceed in safety to bell the pro
tected monopolist cat.— Scott County
Tariff for revenue was the issue upon
which Democracy won, and the people
have a right to know the effects of this
doctrine from actual test.— Wheaton
The Republicans will not undertake
to delay the passage of the bill, as man
ufacturers want the tariff question set
tled as speedily as possible.— Braiuerd
It is getting so now that even country
justices have to take cases under
"advisement" and, later on. "hand
down" their decision.— Falls
Journal. ■ ■
If the new tariff law goes into effect
soon so that the masses will have its
workings brought home to them. Re
publicanism is doomed. — Red Lake
Falls Gazette.
It is a tariff bill for the many, not for
the few. The Democrats who framed it
are true believers in the doctrine of the
greatest good to the greatest number.—
Dodge County Record. *
Congressman Hall's speech on the
repeal of the Sherman silver bill is
being sent out from state Democratic
headquarters. It is interesting and to
the point.— Buffalo Gazette.
The havoc wrought by Republican
extravagance must be repaired, and it
will require wisdom and unselfishness
of a high order to successfully meet the
emergency.— Jordan Independent.
Republicans in congress may as well
understand that the country is in no
humor to stand any unnecessary length
ening of the tariff debate, either in the
house or senate.— St. Cloud Times.
When the present tariff is taken off of
lumber, as is proposed by the Wilson
bill now before congress, the cost of
building in Minnesota ought to be very
materially reduced.— New Ulm News.
That prosperity will follow the adop
tion of the new tariff, and that it will
be general prosperity, not the prosper
ity of favored classes, is as certain as
that day follows night.— Crookston
We hope Congressman McCleary will
not ask Uncle Sam to waste any money
in trying to make the Minnesota river
navigable. It • is— one of the most im
practicable schemes ever invented. —
Martin County Sentinel.
The Spring Valley Vidette says: "Sta
tistics show that a mule is worth §7
more on au average than a horse in
every state except Oregon." The com
petition of Pennoyer should' be taken
into consideration in that state.
■We fail to understand why it is that
our able contemporaries throughout the
country are raising such a hubbub over
this income tax bill business; surely
such a law could not in the least effect
us newspaper men.— Prison Mirror. _„
Yon Yonson, of the St. Peter Herald,
says wait awhile before placing me so
high on the pedestal of fame as the
governorship of this great state. .Oniy
another, symptom of his fitness, if not
now, in the future.— Buffalo Gazette.
The Anoka Herald, in reviewing the
pine land decision, says: For once
justice and right prevailed, and the
money kings will hereafter be more
careful when they attempt to steal fort
unes from the school children of the
state. . .
Millionaires, rich men, prominent
public men and those in authority need
to be on the lookout for the crank that
shoots to kill. These are the times that
try men's souls, and they have raised a
great crop of murderous cranks.—Fer
tile Journal. j ." - . J^v
One hay crop from all these farms
would pay every dollar of farm mort
gages in the United States, yet the
cranky calamity howlers will" try to
make people believe that our farmers
are getting poorer every year. Douglas
County News.
Secretary Carlisle says truly that the
true friends of silver were those who
voted for repeal, but in the congres
sional struggle silver soon became a
minor consideration. The real issue
was the right of the majority to rule.—
St. Paul Appeal.
The Le Roy Independent says of the
message: "It, gave a comprehensive re
sume of the condition and business of
the country in a clear aud concise man
ner, that could not well be improved
upon, and made some very pertinent
The papers which would read Frank
Day out of his party are behind the
procession up to date. No use talking,
fellows, this is an age when men are
going to exercise the right of individual
opinion. Men will be driven no longer.
—St. Peter Herald.
We don't get a two-cent bounty on
every bushel of wheat raised here and
there is no logical reason why a sugar
planter • should receive a gift of two
cents from the government for every
pound of sugar he manufactures. —
Swift County Monitor.
On the tariff question it is all that any
Democrat can desire.as it advises action
directly in line with the party platform
and party promises. The message is en
tirely free from sensationalism or jingo
ism, and is a plain, common sense docu
ment.—Wabasha Herald.
A failure now to act and to act
promptly may postpoue tariff reform
for many years. This is Democracy's
great opportunity, and failure would
prove disastrous not only to the coun
try, but to the prospects of the party.—
Northfield Independent.
We are glad to chronicle the fact that
the Republican papers ot the state al
most unanimously denounce the A. P.
A. as un-Christian and un-American,
notwithstanding the fact that they are
nearly all within their fold. -Montgom
ery Messenger.
Let us see; the McKinley bill raised
the tariff on wool and the price of wool
took a tumble; it raised the tariff on
wheat so that it is now 20 cents
per bushel and the ot:ce of wheat is
now 48 cents. Isn't "protection" a
bonanza for the farmer?— Noramn
County Herald. - - v,^:
Tariff reform was not a rseaninglesa
term used for campaign purposes. only,
.as some Republicans profess to believe.
was -the - battle = cry . wrung I: >m a
cheated and hoodwinked people for the
wrongs inflicted upon them by a cor
rupt and . degenerated party.— Nobles
County Democrat.
Prohibition is wrong in spirit and in
principle and contrary to the law of
God. Force never won -in a battle for
principle. It has always been and al
ways will be a failure when used to
abridge the individual-liberty. Men are
not reformed in that way.— St. Cloud
Journal Press. - ■- - • .-.. -
Speaking of Jay La Due's candidacy
for United States marshal, the Rock
County News says: "We know of no
one that is more competent or more de
serving of honor by the administration,
He would make a model official and dis
charge the high duties of the office with
ability and discretion."
, p As to the Wilson bill, the Mazeppa
Tribune says: "In its reductions and
the articles placed on the free list, es
pecially in the way of raw materials, it
is a measure whose passage is of great
importance to the laooring classes, and
we hope to see it. or one embodying its
principal features, passed."
The Republicans who, in disparage
ment of the bill, said it was built upon
fhe lines of the Walker tariff of 1846.
could hardly have given the bill greater
praise, as the^VYalker tariff was one of
the best the country ever had. aud the
people of all classes were never more
prosperous than while it was in exist
ence.—Austin Democrat. ; '■.;:• ■ ;
The Midway News quotes and com
ments on a paragraph from Joel Heat
wole's paper suggesting that it is easy
to obtain instructing resolutions for any
candidate for senator, adding "public
sentiment is peculiar," as follows: "The
Idea that 'public sentiment' fiuds ex
pression in county primaries and state
conventions, coining from an ex-sec
retary aim ex-chairman of the state cen
tral committee, is decidedly rich."
The Martin County Sentinel approves
the trips of Senator Washburn to vari
ous portions of the state on the ground
that he can thus become familiar with
the people, which will be impossible if
he remains at his palatial home in Min
neapolis and in his ordinary surround
ings, it thinks he made the mistake of
his life in "voting with the gold bugs."
but adds: "Personally, we like Sen
ator Washburn. He is not the cold
blooded, aristocratic and unsympathetic
personage that many suppose" him to be.
He is Kind, benevolent, genial aud
warm-hearted." *=-•:: >
, The Mohican Directed to Relieve
the Philadelphia.
Sax FitAXcisco.Dec.lo.— The United
States ship Mohican has received orders
to sail for Honolulu on Dec. 16. The
vessel came off the Mare Island dry
dock yesterday. While in the dry dock
all her stores were put aboard, and
nothing remains now except to give
the engines full test. The engines have
been thoroughly overhauled, and the
screw, alter being inspected and
cleaned, has been replaced. New rails
have been put under the eight-inch
guns and new teak deck planks laid.
Commander Clark, formerly commander
of the Marion, is in charge, and the ex
ecutive officer is Wadham, who relieves
Moore. The officers say that the Mohi
can is to relieve the Philadelphia,
it is feared will suffer from tropical
waters as the Boston did. The Phila
delphia will go to Mare Island dry
dock for overhauling. The Mohican
can make about nine knots an hour,
and will reach Honolulu in twelve or
fourteen days.
And Employes Are Becoming Im-
patient About the Matter.
Boston, Dec. 10.— Railroad employes
in this city are anxiousiy waiting de
velopments of the demand of the
employes of the New York & New
Englaud for a restoration of the
10 per cent reduction . in their
wages, which was promised to take
effect on Dec 1. Last Thursday
a committee of twenty waited upon
Vice President Odell and had a confer
ence, but nothing was definitely settled,
as the committee, when leaving, prom
ised to return later in the day, but up to
the present time have not done so. An
Associated Press representative, in
conversation with several of the
influential members of the organi
zation, learned tonight that the matter
-had been the chief topic of discussion
at their meetings, but that up to the
present time their plans were not ma
tured sufficiently to give to the public,
but that at the earliest opportunity a
full statement of the facts will be given.
Two Steamers in a Gale in the
Irish Channel.
London, Dec. 10. — The British
steamer Lord Gough, Capt. Urquhart,
which sailed from Philadelphia Nov.
30 for Liverpool, arrived at Queenstowu
tonight duiing the height of a gale.
She was unable to land her passengers,
as the gangway which was run out to
the tender from Queentown was smashed
and fell into the sea. It was with
the greatest difficulty that the
pilot embarked. The steanier pro
ceeded to Liverpool. The Cunard line
steamer Aurania, which arrived at
Queenstown today, experienced the full
force of a terrible gale in the channel.
When off the Daunts rock the vessel
was almost buried by a tremendous
wave. Five seamen were knocked down
and badly injured. A seaman named
Hoare was nearly washed overboard,
and had a lee broken.
Hanged and Burned.
Boston, Dec. 10.— The funeral of
Mrs. Francis A. Gleason. who, after
several attempts to commit suicide,
hanged and burned herself to death
Friday, was held today. Tuesday and
Wednesday she was discovered in at
tempts to poison herself. Friday she
soaked her clothes in kerosene, and,
after lighting them, hanged herself.
She was discovered, but could not be
revived. The physicians do uot think
she was insane. Domestic troubles
probably led her to suicide.
Wanted by a Sheriff.
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 10.— Cap 1 -
William J. McDonald, commanding
Company B, state rangers, one of the
bravest of the peace officers of the state
of Texas, was shot and mortally wound
ed by a party of four men headed by
Sheriff John C. Matthews, of Childress",
who came down to Quauah, McDonald's
home, where the affair occurred. The
shooting was the result of an old feud.
American College Banquet.
Rome, Dec. 10.— grand annual
banquet of the Americau college was
held today. Sixty guests were present.
Included among their number were
several - cardinals, bishops and other
prominent persons in the church.
Bishop Gabriel, of the Ogdensburg dio
cese, New York state, and Rev. Mr.
Edwards left this city yesterday.
— o
De Game's Proclamation.
"Washington, Dec. 10.— Secretary
Herbert has received from Minister
Thompson, at Rio de Janeiro, the follow
ing dispatch: "Admiral de Gama has
declared in favor of the insurgents, aud
the restoration of the government as it
was constituted before the establish
ment of the republic."
Grip on the Water.
New London, Conn., Dec. 10.— The
grippe, which is rasing in this city, ap
pears to have made its appearance on
the water as well as on land. Several
vessels that have arrived in the harbor
during the past few days report bad
cases aboard, and two cases are reported
from vessels today.
Mrs. Laura Fonte Dead.
San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 10.— Mrs.
Laura B. Foute. editress ; of the Gulf
Messenger, a monthly: literary maga
zine of wide circulation in the South,
published here, died last night of heart
trouble. Deceased was tortv years of
age and a widow.
■faftgfan tmttf&fcw -w*^»- - -g^feaj
The Boy's Brigade
and its Boys
We all listen now when
Prof. Henry Drummond talks.
One of his favorite themes
is the Boy's Brigade, on
which he writes an admirable
article for ''■'■'-„
Programme next Year
Brighter than Ever.
"SWEET CHARITY," a beautiful
picture of Colonial times, in colors, 14% x 21
inches in size, presented to all New (or
Renewing) subscribers. All New Sub
scribers sending $1.75 now, get The Com
panion Free to January 1, and a full
year from that date. Sample copies free.
Boston, Mass.
IrfSHi pflffTli «n^?a- -^gggfei
Mr. Wilson's tariff bill is regarded bj
Maj. McKinley as another article which
should be prohibited by protective leg
islation.Chicago Record.
Congress will fulfill its pledges to the
people. Let the heathen rage and the
ultra-protectionists imagine a vain thing
as often as they choose.— Buffalo Globe.
It is not the tariff that the miners
fear. It is the relentless and graspiuj
mine owners and coal corporations thai
constitute their sole meanace.—
Reed's resolution to fight the Wilson
bill implies that he must do something
to create a boom, if it's only the report
from firing off his Philadelphia
An increase in the whisky tax may
put liquor up, but that won't prevent
the free and enlightened citizens of tint
glorious republic from putting it down
all the same.— Washington News.
Pass the tariff bill and let us see fot
ourselves how it works. We haven't
enough confidence in McKinley's knowl
edge of business or economics to be sat
isfied with his bare predictions.— Toled <
The prompt passage of the Wilson
bill will enable that measure to get t<
work and demonstrate the inconsis
tencies of McKiuleyism before it i:
time to elect another president.— New
York World. :y : - : .J~,^.;.
The difference between Democrats
and Republican tariff reform is the dit
ference between freer trade for the ben
efit of the people and sham reciprocity
for the benefit of the tariff barons.—
New York World.
It was not the Democratic party that
caused the deficiency in the United
States treasury. It was handed ovei
to them by the outgoing party. It is
well to remember tins at times.—Cin
cinnati Enquirer. ?&£■
If an income tax could be engineered
so as not to hurt the president and con
gressmen and senators it would gc
through like a Hash. But sor 10 pel
cent on 150,000 per year is not to bi
thought of.— Chicago Inter Ocean.
The ad valorem system has beer
found to be an invitation to fraud and i
bleeder of corruption, and for this rea
son it has been discarded by every com
mercial nation that collects revenues
from duties on imports.— Philadelphia
Practical tariff reform has been made
difficult enough by the protectionist raid
on the treasury. No Democrat should
be cantankerous enough to add diffi
culties by unreasonable fault finding.
Pass the Wilson bill.— St. Louis lie
The proposition to meet the revenue
deficit by increasing the tax on whisky,
a hurtful luxury, is much more equita
ble and wise than the proposition tc
raise the same amount by taxing thrift
and a sensative conscience' through the
imposition of an income tax either upon
individuals or corporations.—Washing
ton Star.
The Wilson tariff bill has no terror!
for the glass manufacturers of Indiana.
The big giass factory at Portland hai
started its fires with GOO men at work oe
full time, and the American Window
Glass company at Gas City has started
the fires in its factory, giving employ
meats to hundreds, and still the Rep uot ■
licau calamity yelpers are uot happy.-'
Toledo Bee. " >~ -
McKinley has enjoyed great luck. H«
was first elected governor ou account o!
good times, and then was elected or
account of bad.— Washington Capital.
The only way to revise the interstate
commerce law, "with the view of reme
dying the weak spots," as Senator Cut
lorn proposes, is to repeal it.— Chicagt
CoL Ingersoll isn't feeling the busi
ness depression, lie la getting good
crowds at a dollar a head, and will boos
have money enough to build a pagai
temple.— Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gov. Lewelling. of Kansas, issued a
card to the public yesterday in whicb
he said that he himself was a tramp
once in Chicago. . How that man must
have retrogaded '.— Chicago Dispatch..
"A degenerated sense of official ac
countability" is a brand new Cleveland
ism; but it is not as brilliant as some of
his previous epigrams, although it
sounds bigger. —Baltimore American.
We want economy both at the bung
and the spigot in national expenditures.
The fellows with buckets and straws
will not like it, but they must move on
and away.— Louisville Courier-Journal.
The great increase in Sunday school
attendance just now does not indicate a
tidal wave of goodness. It merely proves
that the small boy knows which mouth
has the Christmas tree in it.— St. Joseph
The president's message show's that
the most embarrassing and difficult 1
work of the Democratic administration
is the correction of the blunders and
wrongs of the late Republican adminis
tration.—New York World.
Women now have the right to vote
at all elections iv Colorado. It may bo
too much to hope that they will have
the inspired sense to stamp out the sil
ver maniacs of that otherwise promising
young state.— New York Telegram. . . .
Gov. Le welling- is right ou the main
point that a man is not perse a criminal:
because he has no visible means ot sup*
port. On' the, other hand," communities
should have some protection against
tramps and real vagrants.— Sioux City

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