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Patrons and friends are cordially invited to visit andavail themselves ci the facilities of our Eastern Offices while in New York and Washington. QThe proposed tax on playing cards will raise the deuce with the sporting fraternity. The Good Templars of Kansas are said to be in a prosperous condition. If they could not prosper in a prohibition state, they certainly would fare but poorly wnere liquor selling is permitted. Gov. Wait;*., of Colorado, declares that "hell" is not a cuss word. if the governor is right it relieves him of a gieatdealof responsibility, for he has been raising it extensively of late. A FRIGID wave is alleged to have passed between Emperor William of Germany and his chancellor, Yon Ca privL The cable at the same time brings the intelligence that Prince Bis marck is not as well as he has been of late. The two items undoubtedly have some elation to each other. When the president returns from his duck-shooting expedition his attention should be called to the fact that he has not done his full duty towards "the army of the unemployed." There are a good many excellent jobs at his dis posal, and plenty of men to undertake them. Rhetobic is to lose another flower from its bouquet and auoth c; fact of natural history becomes a mere delusive figment of some imaginative roamer's imagination. The ostrich does not hide its head in the sand when pursued in the absurd belief that its whole body is hidden. May ob Eustis, of Minneapolis, has asked ior the resignation of two patrol men in that city for the reason that they accepted Christmas presents from sa loonkeepers. The executive of the P lour City is far more fastidious than some of his fellow officials in the neigh borhood. Maj. Rathbone, who was Harrison's assistant postmaster general, denies that lie is booming the ex-president for a re nomination in is'.tj. If he speaks truly Maj. Rathbone has proved himself to be possessed of unusual common sense— for a Harrison Republican. Tin: request of the war department for an allowance of 1500 for the purpose of conducting experiments in cooking is not an extravagant one. If. by the expenditure of that amount, or ten times more, the army ration can be made palatable to the boys in blue the money will be well expended. Gov. Stone, of Missouri, is said to have the presidential bee in his bonnet, lie regards himself as a man of destiny, having risen trom a low estate to his present eminence, and feeling qualified to rise still higher. But Stone is not likely to swim in the presidential puddle. Tin: assets of a bankrupt Chicago "guarantee" company amounted to just 8550. The officers claimed that this small showing was due to the shrinkage of values caused by the hard times. The company had a capital of half a million, and times must have been extremely stringent to cause a reduction to $550. For. the fiftieth time it is announced that all obstacles to the light between Corbett and Mitchell have been over come. Now let the professors of "the manly art" get to work, and pummel each other to their hearts' content. If they succeed in killing each other, the country will have reason to congratulate itself. Italy proposes to borrow -5120,000,003 from German bankers— provided the bankers will loan the amount. There seems to be some doubt of *this,however, unless the German government guaran tees the loan. This may be done if it shall seem to be necessary to propitiate the Italians in view of possible compli cations between Germany on the one side and France and Russia ou the other. It is not a manifestation of cowardice for a man to avoid running into need less danger of assassination, and those .who condemn President Cleveland for quilting the White house unexpectedly and unannounced to the world •betray the smallness of their souls. The presi dent's life is not his alone; it is the na tion's, and in his official capacity he is under double obligations to avoid run ning unnecessary risks. All the people of Chicago are' not in distress. The sale of boxes for the Masonic charity ball has already real ized over four thousand dollars, and there is every reason to expect that the affair will be a great financial as well as social success. There are few members of the order in the city who stand in need of charily, but the few there are will be abundantly provided for during the winter months. Billy Chandler, of New Hamp shire, is about to introduce in the sen ate a bill for the remonetization .of sil ver, He wants the government to in vite all other governments to unite in fixing a standard measure of value for silver which shall prevail throughout the world. Has not Senator Chandler heard of the ignominious failure of the Brussells conference, called with the same object in view about a year ago? Mr. Carnegie is a very versatile and interesting man who appears frequently before the public in its prints. One day he is in Washington telling the ways and means committee that it is ruining his industry with its proposed reduction in the tax on steel. Another day he is back at Pittsburg ordering a 40 per cent cut in the wages of his workmen. At another ho is in New STork getting out a revised version of "Triumphant De mocracy," brougbtdown todate» with all the emendations rendered necessary by the later triumphs of Democracy. Now he is on the point of starting to Egypt for the winter, first ordering all his mills into action? and providing for the distribution of $1,000 a day among Pitts burg's unemployed poor. iflPtil MR. DUNN'S REPLY. As a matter of fair play the Globe this morning gives considerable space to a portion of the? reply made by Mr. Dunn, of the Princeton Union, to State' Auditor Biermann's review of the recent; pine laud decision. - ? 7?'7:?;,7? While no one . has --.questioned Mr. Biermann's integrity in the niatter.there is no doubt that great public good will result from the investigation and agita tion, in which Mr. Dunn has been in the front rank. lie explains in his review the methods by which the state has been systemat ically robbed for years iv the sales of pine lauds. it has been. the result of a loose and slipshod system on the part of the state, of which cunning and dis honest men have taken advantage. No state auditor has retired wealthy, and there is no evidence. that any of them have been corrupt, but the Alad din-like accumulation of fortunes by the lumbermen, or many of them, dem onstrates that they have no scruples in ceaiing with the state. The agitation will undoubtedly be worth an immense sum to the state, even though it docs not restore the mill ions already lost. There ought to be enough patriotism and selfishness on the part of the tax payers to unite, regardless of politics, lor the protection of themselves. The whole matter is a business rather than political question, and saving the pine lands for the state, or securing their value when sold, is a good deaf more important than whether a Democrat or Republican is state auditor. OFFICES AND PARTIES. We have said, and we repeat, that the observation of unbiased men and the ex perience of candid politicians is that the distribution ot the federal offices, as made by both parties, is a source of weakness to the parties burdened with it. In this we are aware that we are opposed to the opinions of some men in all parties who may be fairly divided into three classes: The men who want appointment, the men who want to give appointments so as to build up a follow ing, and others who do not want office, but to whose intense partisanship the occupancy of an oflice by one of the opposing party is as irritating as is the sight of a red flag to a bull. All three of these classes insist with earnestness, and, we believe, with sin cerity, that the possession of the offices is indispensable to party success because men will not take an interest in their party or aid in its struggles unless the incentive of an office is with them. While we do not agree with this view, and while we do not think so poorly of our fellow Democrats as to think that they are motived so selfishly, we do agree with them in thinking that the distribution of the offices, as long as "distribution" is to be made, may be made of great benefit to the party. But that will depend entirely on how it is made, if the method that obtains now in both of the two parties which inter mittently run the pie counter is meant, then we dissent emphatically. If it is to be done by a series of magnates, beginning with the chairman of a county committee and running thence uo through the state committee, each par celing out his territory with admitted supremacy in it; or if it is to be placed in the hands of that disjointed and un related segment of the organization known as the national committeeman, to give or withhold as he, in his judg ment or interest or other motive, may please, then, no matter how wisely or unselfishly any of these may act, the pat ronage is an unmitigated curse to any party, and a source of constantly increas ing weakness. If, on the other hand, the distribution 's made on a method finding its founda tion on true Democratic principles, the right of the people to govern them selves and select their servants; if the choice of any local officer is left to the determination of those in the locality served by him— restricted to those of the party in power; if they are afforded a chance to express their wishes with out coercion, freely and uninfluenced; if something better than petitions or solicited letters can be devised for as certaining this wish; and theu, when this wish is expressed, give to the of ficers of the organization no other func tion than to certify to the regularity of the proceedings and the fitness and rcputability of the person selected, we will agree that the offices may be made a service to the party that dispenses them. The reason of this is plain and lies on the surface. If the voters of a party are thus called into council; if they are asked to select their postmaster, say; if they are assured that the wishes of the major part of them will prevail, they are brought into closer touch with their party; each man feels, whether his choice wins or not, that he has had his fair say; that the great party is nearer him because it makes him an adviser in it, and there comes to him a greater sense of responsibility for his action as a party man. If, ou the other hand, these men are ignored; if, after express ing their desire, it is brushed aside by some oue who stands between the office and the appointing power, they feel the natural resentment of men whose rights of citizenship have been iguored and in sulted. However proper the present plan of appointments may be iv a party whose inspiration springs from paternalism and which teaches a parental system of government— for the "boss" is but a slang expresiou for father— it is only an excrescence.a fungoid growth on a party like the Democratic, whose basic prin ciple is the rule of the people in all their affairs, and an abiding confidence that the stability of the government rests on widening the sphere of each citizen's participation in the government with its resultaut sense of responsibility for his action. Democracy is home rule, and there should be no exceptions to its op eration anywhere. This requires that wherever it is possible the selection of the federal officers be remitted to the locality, or if the office cover a larger territory, then to the Democrats of that section. The party will be strength ened, not weakened, by this method, because the party and not some one man is consulted and given the decision. A BOORISH REFORMER. William T. Stead, the London editor who has been sojourning for several months . in this country, is a hobby writer of the most pronounced type, it is not to be wondered at that he has got himself into trouble on more than one occasion. He fancies that it is his mission to reform the world, especially that portion of the female world never mentioned in polite society. In pursuit of his hobby he some time ago induced a number of respectable women in Chi cago to go "slumming" with him, and took occasion in various public ad dresses to enlarge upon the condition of the unfortunate and depraved Cyprians in such plain language as to cause re volt among all pure-minded people. Wednesday evening Mr. Stead sho-ye'd THE PAINT PAUL DAILY ? GLOBE: : FRIDAY MORNING, L>ECEMrJEI-l 29, 1893. his 111-breeding and lack of the ordinary instincts of a gentleman at a meeting of the women's clubs of Chicago, called for the purpose ot taking measures to re lieve the distress of the suffering women and children of the city. In language so forcible as to be unfit for, ears polite he denounced those women who had been so fortunate as to be placed above the necessity of prostitution as more disreputable in the eyes of God and man than the most abandoned women of the streets. If the statement had been true it would have been inexcusa ble iv one enjoying the hospitality of associations of ladies, but it was so baseless and uncalled for that it natur ally created resentment in the breasts of those who heard it, and as a result Mr. Stead will hereafter be excluded from all similar gatherings, and will be denied admission to homes that he has so wantonly, endeavored to pollute. If he is capable of taking a very broad hint— which seems doubtful— he will make himself scarce in the parlors of those whom he so grossly insulted. No oue will quarrel with Mr. Stead's predilection for his particular hobby. It is his right to indulge it so long as he does not offend good taste and public morality. But he has persistently done both, and it is the duty of the public to squelch him, and to do it most effect- illy. Everyone Is aware of the exist ence of the class whose cause Mr. Stead is championing. It has existed as long as the world has had a being, and will probably continue to exist as long as time shall last. Some of the women may be reformed through proper effort, but not through such exposures as Mr. Stead has been making. These ex posures will not bear recital, and if given to the public would work incal culably more harm than good. It is like stirring a cesspool to attempt it. It offends the sensibilities,, and familiar izes the young with phases of life of which they should remain in ignorance. It is to the credit of the ladies of Chicago that they have refused to fol low Mr. Stead's lead into these hotbeds of vice. They have raised themselves in the public esteem by their refusal, while the Londoner, by his boorish ness. vulgarity and want of politeness, has forfeited all claim he may ever have had for a respectful hearing or consid erate treatment at the hands of the American public. THE LOBBY AT WORK. Washington advices report the organ ization there of a powerful and unscru pulous lobby, whose purpose it is to de feat the new tariff bill, especially as it applies to iron and coal. The lobby is backed by unlimited money, and no ef fort will be spared to retain the pro tective features of our tariff system as a whole. If members of congress are sus ceptible to threats and intimidation, these will be employed; if they can be moved by promises of political prefer ment, these pledges will be freely made; if they can be influenced by monetary considerations, there will be au abun dance of "swag" at their disposal. The most adroit agents of monopolies that could be procured are on hand, ready to pounce upou the congressmen on their return from the holiday recess, and to ply them with every art that ingenuity cau suggest, to the end that their votes may be procured on the final contest between tariff robbery and reform. The country lias already had an un enviable experience with lobbies. The Credit Mobilier, the star route, the sta tionery contract, the seal fisheries and Indian awards showed the power cxc r cised upon congress oy the lobby. Many statesmen who had long borne on viable reputations for integrity were badly smirched in one or the other of these scandals. Two men who had occupied the vice president's chair went to their graves under a cloud; a score of senators and representatives were com pelled to hide their heads in shame and to seek in oblivion relief from ignominy. There ie every indication that the lobby now organized will be quite as powerful and equally as unscrupulous as any of its predecessors, and will stop at noth ing, no matter how infamous, which shall promise it success. In this emergency it will be well for the people to be on their guard. There are many members of both houses of congress who, unfortunately, are not above suspicion. They are mere politi cal adventurers who have sought the offices they hold for purely mercenary purposes. They are always "on the make"— waiting for bids tor their votes, and willing to betray the people who sent them to Washington whenever they can do so with profit. If they can feather their nests comfortably they care nothing for the public. These will fall ready and willing victims to the lobby. There are others who are honest in intention but weak of purpose. They will be approached and convinced that their only hope of securing a continu ance In their present positions lies in obedience to the behests ofthe protected monopolists. The expedients that will be employed are multitudinous and multiform, for there are many strings to the bow of the professional lobbyist. Every Democratic member of congress was elected on a platform which pledged him to vote for a reform of the tariff— for the repeal of "that culminating atrocity of class legislation," the Mc- Kinley bill. If he permits himself to be influenced to conduct in conflict with his instructions.he will lay himself open to the suspicion of having been cor ruptly influenced, and he will be visited with swift and exemplary retribution. No man who at this juncture proves recreant to his duty need ever again ask for the confidence or support of his constituents. The lobby will be closely watched during the session, and those who place themselves under its influence, no mat ter how remotely, wili feel the public displeasure. AS TO INDIAN AGENTS. The Milwaukee Sentinel has, up to a very recent date, had nothing but words of condemnation for William S. Holman, of Indiana, for his cheese paring proclivities. It has freely de nounced him as a factious objector, an impediment to legislation, one who saved at the spigot only to waste at the bunghole. It denounced all his economical schemes as prompted by partisanship, and not by a desire Tor the proper administration of the affairs of the government. But the Sentinel has experienced a change of heart. Since Mr. Holman has undertaken to cut down the number of officeholders, especially Indian agents, under the present Democratic adminis tration, he has exalted himself immeas urably in the estimation of the narrow gauge editor of the Cream City sheet. The other ox is being gored, and that makes all the difference in the world. When Judge Holman secured the con solidation of a number of pension agencies, and a consequent reduction in the number of pension officers and in the cost of the service, the Sentinel was ferocious. It could scarcely find words in which to express its indignation. Judge Holman was then as far removed from saintly estate as a human being could well be, and ; was destitute of patriotism, common sense and business sagacity. 7 Put a change has come over the spirit of the editor's dreams. Siuie the offices which it is proposed to abolish are, or are about to' be, filled with Dem ocrats, the Sentinel s?es no reason why they should any longer exist. In fact, it finds that they have long had utility, and, if they ever had good reason- for ex isting, that reason has no longer any force. - • • - '•The fact is,"says tha Sentinel, "that the Indian policy in Wisconsin and Minnesota has been a wretched farce, and the Indian agents of ' both political parties have contributed much to make it so. If the Indians were given lands iv severalty, not pine timbered lands,: but good "agricultural lands, and sup plied with materials, one Indian agent in each state, assisted, by a farmer J at each Indian village, could better attend to the welfare and needs of the Indians than all the reservation agents now in : the service are able to do." '.'/ If the Indian policy in the two states has been "a wretched farce" both parties have not been responsible for it, but only the Republican party. That or? --ganization had complete control of the: agencies for more than thirty years. 5 Owing to the mistaken policy of Presi dent Cleveland during his first term Republican agents were permitted 'to' continue in office throughout the greater; part of his presidential term, and when Democratic successors were finally ap pointed they found themselves con fronted with a long-established system, pernicious in almost every detail. They had no time to institute reforms before the turn in the political tide, when they were forced to retire to give place to Republican spoilsmen, appointed by President Harrison, who returned to the system of spoliation of the Indians which has long been the most shameful evil of our political system— au evil that originated with the riist appointments of Republicans to office and continued, passing from bad to worse, with each successive president up to 1885. As the Globe has already pointed out, there is a deeper interest involved in this matter than the question of dol lars and cents or of officeholding. The Indians on the reservations are in a transition state, emerging from the darkness of ignorance and barbarism into the light of intelligence and civili zation. - They need the guidance of honest and discriminating agents, such as have invariably been placed over them by Democratic administrations. Under such care their progress will be rapid and continuous. If the Repub lican policy ot spoliation is to be con tinued, however, it would be well to abolish all agents, for they have in the past been the greatest hindrance to the development of the aboriginal race which those seeking the enlightenment of the nation's wards have had to en counter. But, as the Globe has before stated, honest and discreet ageuts placed in charge of the reservations will prove a great assistance in developing the" powers and stimulating the ambitions of the Indians. It is false economy at this time to abolish the agencies simply because the Republican opportunity to fill them has passed. The St. Paul Trade Journal says the great Pillsbury-Washburn mills last year ground over fifteen million bushels of. wheat at a total net profit of only four cents a barrel. Considering the millions invested the business was thus conducted at a great loss.— Albert Lea Standard. Four cents a barrel net profit on the product cf 15,000.000 bushels would amount to $120,000— 0r 4 per cent : on 53,000,000— a very comfortable in come on the stock held by the poor millionaire owners. The interest charges were included in the expense bills. There appears to be a competition between Govs. Waite, Pennoyer and Lewelling to decide which shall issue the greatest number of proclamations. Scarcely a day passes that one or the other does not issue a proclamation on some subject or other. Thus far Waite is decidedly in the lead, with Pennoyer s good second, while Lewelling brings up the rear, but pressing the others hard for a place. The whole thing would be amusing if it were less humil iating. Congressman Bi:kc*cixridgi: has raised himself in the public estimation by refusing to consider the offers of compromise of the suit brought against him by Miss Pollard. He has all along asserted that the affair was a black mailing operation, and the efforts of the attorneys of the complainant to effect a settlement out of court lends color to his claim. Tho old man's firmness will excite the admiration of his friends and disarm the criticism of his enemies. IN THE THEATERS. Belasco and Fyles' great American play, "The Girl I Left Behind Me," as presented by Charles Frohinan's su perb company, continues a strong draw ing card at the Metropolitan opera house this week, as another large audi ence witnessed this excellent play again last night. But three more op portunities remain in which to witness this great play— tonight and tomorrow night and the regular matinee tomor row. The repertoire for Miss Julia Mar lowe's engagement at the Metropolitan opera house next week will be as fol lows: Monday matinee and Tuesday night. "As You Like It;" Monday night and Friday night, "The Love Chase:" Wednesday night, "The Hunchback;" Thursday night, "Twelfth Night;" Saturday matinee, "Much Ado About Nothing." and Saturday night. "Romeo and Juliet.". Seats and boxes are now on sale at the box office. "Hoyt's "A Brass Monkey," one of Charles U. Hoyt's merriest and brightest farce comedies, will be presented at the Grand New Year's week. The engage ment starts Sunday evening, and New Year's day an extra matinee will be given. It is a broad burlesque on pop ular superstition and affords a wide field for comedy. Like ail Hoyt's other plays, there is little plot, but" it is per haps an improvement on the others in the quantity and quality of the music.' There is thy usual pretty and p.-rt dancing soubrette. the funny old man, a bevy of pretty young women, the indis pensable bull terrier, a revengeful man, two very, tough "toughs," who sing a "razzle dazzle" song, and a wonderful female reporter, different from auy other reporter that ever existed. "In Old Kentucky" is proving its pop ularity by packing, the Grand nightly. Last night standing room was again at a premium, and those who wish seats for the remaining performances had better secure them early, as the advance sale is very large. Manager Litt is to be congratulated upon an attraction which possesses so much merit and gives such genuine enjoyment. It is a long time since a play created such a furore as, has "In Old Kentucky." and its success only goes to prove that St. Paul playgoers will patronize liberally; any attraction that deserves it. Heirs to Millions. -"' San FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.— dispatch from Watertown, S. D., says that heirs have been found to the millions left by Nicholas Lute in California. No such millionaire as Lute ■ is }. -known' here.. Nicholas , Liming died here about two years ago and left several* millions, but he also left a family of sons anil--, daugh ters, by whom the estate is being ad ministered without contest. 7 WITH THE TRAVELERS. Ex-Gov. -Tlauser. of Montana, was at the Ryan yesterday, and to a Globe re porter said: "Yes. affairs in Montana are picking up? wonderfully., Merchants at Butte and ' Helena report the best holiday trade they have over had. Our silver and sheep interests are 'depressed by existing conditions, and our Demo crats are not very enthusiastic in their admiration of the policy the adminis tration, but we are disposed to look on the bright side and to turn our attention to matters which cannot be hurt or re tarded by legislation. You know we have great gold interests, and we are turning our attention to them. Mining experts declare that we had the best dis play of gold ores and mineral speci mens generally at the fair, that they had ever seen. Our wealth of minerals is simply N tabulus. Silver, . lead, copper 'and barley, now our leading interests,' might all be wiped out and still Mon .tana would shine above any of the New England states — above any -of your Central states when her interests are once developed. And we are developing them. Don't waste any tears over us. -Montana has no sympathy with the special session call of Gov. Waite, of Colorado, who, by the way. is a brother of the late Judge Waite, of your state. The governor is a Christian gentleman and has framed his call with wonderful shrewdness, embracing some thirty-two subjects for special action, some of them regarded of vital importance by localities scattered here and there about the states, the ad vocates of which will sustain him in his call, though of course nothing can come out of the proposed silver legislation that can be of any practical service of 1 the state. Gov. Rickards still refuses to call a special session of the legisla ture of Montana. If a call were to be made the Democrats would elect a sen ator to the vacancy. The Republicans hope to defeat that by postponing the election until after the next election. They hope to take advantage of the de pressed times and elect a legislature op posed to the administration. But things may change for the better more rapidly than they expect. » * Hon. A. D. Lynch, bank examiner, who has been at Helena in connection with the national banks which failed last summer, was at the Ryan yester day. He says both have resumed, and are stronger than they were before the failure. Almost everything asked of the patrons was conceded, and the stocKholders gave strong-hearted en couragement and substantial financial assistance. There was no (log in the manger disposition shown. The banking interests generally in the West, and, indeed, all business interests, are im proving. Mr. Lynch suggested that a sojourn of a few months at one of these live Western towns will give any man from the East, capable of comprehend ing, a far better idea of the magnitude of the great West and the rapid develop ment which has been going on during the last ten years than it would be pos sible to comprehend without the dem onstration of actual seeing and coming in touch with. Chatting together at the Merchants' last night were Hon. J. C. Fiynn, of Little Falls, who was a representative in the house of the state legislatures of 1887 and 1889; Speaker Lee, who was a representative in 1855. 1887 and 1892, and Hon. R. C. Dunn, of Princeton. .Mr. Fiynn had but little to say. Speaker Lee dropped politics for the nonce, and discoursed upon the advantages to be derived from newspaper advertising. He said that for seven years at one time he was interested in a store, and that during that time he invested heavily in printers' ink. He was not slow to de clare that the investment had proved a paying one. He then jolted with Bob Dunn on the silver question, and Bob took matters in his usual free-handed, jovial way. Asked about his can didacy for the state auditorship, the boom for which seems growing apace, Mr, Dunn said: "lam losing no sleep over the matter, I assure you. When the matter was first sprung 1 was more surprised than any one else could have been." A bystander interposed: "If Bob should receive this nomination and make the run for the office, his strength all over the state will surprise his op ponents." Then the party broke up. Mr. Lee, who current report says is also a candidate for the state auditor ship plum, had practically nothing to say on that subject. SOUTH DAKUTA BRIEFS. Gov. Waite has called an extra legis lative sessionto authorize silver 'coinage. He appears to be -impressed with the paramount sovereignty of the states. Something else is likely to Impress him if he goes ahead.— Sioux Falls Argus- Leader. Will Sterling, of Huron, is spoken of as a possible senatorial candidate against Pettigrew. Steiling is one of the bright men of South Dakota; and the Republican party could go a long way and not find a better mau.— Canton Advocate. The editor of the Huronite, who trav els around the state a iittle of late, is dead sure that the people who are try ing to make money out of telling people how poor and helpless they are.are very numerous. Thrift seems not particular about its methods.— Huron Huronite. WOKK THEM HALF TIME. Valuable Suggestion of a St. Paul Man. To the Editor of the Globe. In a recent issue of your paper I no ticed an editorial headed, a "A Practi cal Suggestion," touching on the matter of municipal charity. In times like these, with our 800,000 persons out of work in this country, and nearly 2,000, --000 others dependent for support upon thees;SOO,ooo,the matter of charity comes right home to every man, woman and child who can possibly render any as sistance to the needy. Now, the point 1 desire to make is just this: Before entering Into any other work of charity, it is the bounden duty of every man or set of men employing labor to first pro tect those in his or their employ. When, hard times come and business is bad and collections still worse, the first thought is to reduce the working force and then reduce expenses, 'there is, I ■believe, a way by which this reduction ,may be accomplished and still avoid the discharge of employes. My plan is this: Instead of discharging any of your help work them on half time, alternating from week to week. This will Keep your employes from want and from be coming objects of charity, for there are but ; tew families who cannot, if com pelled to do so, live on one-half the ac customed amount. As the manager of it business house of considerable size in this city, J fully realize how difficult it is to keep a business on its feet during these times, but 1 am working under the plan above suggested and find that it accomplishes my object in reducing expenses to a minimum and still pro vides a living support for my help. For the sake of the wives and little dues de pendent upon our employes, and for the sake of what our employes have done for us in the past, let us all aim to keep our forces intact.and thus prevent the forciAg upon the community of idle men—some of whom would drift into the criminal classes. A Fkactical HELPEB. Death of a Mexican? Veteran. Louisville,. Dec. 23.— dpi. George Cross, a veteran of the Mexican war, died this morning at his home in this city? of pneumonia. He was seventy years of age, and at the breaking out of the Mexican war he joined an Indiana regiment, arid i 'spent nearly a year in rli' 1 service. "-. He was wounded at Buena Vista and received a pension on account ot the disability. MINNESOTA SENTIMENT. No wolves, no man hurt. The hunt didn't prove had after all.- Anoka Union. There : a unanimity of opinion on one sunject by both the Republicans and Democrats, and that is tnat Colorado's governor is a fool with a cap F.—Still water Gazette. Gov. Waiie, of Colorado, whose erratic utterances and acts have attracted so much attention and criticism, is a brother of the late Judge F. 11. Waite, of this city.— Mankato Review. - '■■■/■■ ~ The Sixth district asks foi thorough tariff reform, and if Maj. Baldwin votes that way he is representing his con stituents—who are - not "interested in the production of iron ore."— St. Cloud Tunes. The Minnesota Republican leaders are to meet at St. Paul Jan. 2. The state committee holds its session at that time. The subject for discussion will be: "How best to retain the offices."— St. Cloud Times. Referring to the meeting of Repub lican leaders to convene at St. Paul Jan. 2, the Duluth Herald says: "This is rather early to begin operations, but in these hard times the politicians prob ably have nothing else to do." ** The fact that a Wisconsin land grab ber, who is worth his millions, has suffered an adverse decision in Hoke Smith's court shows th.it the lords haven't everything their own way under the present administration.— Duluth Commonwealth. If nothing more lumber "should be placed upou the free list to help in breaking up a monopoly that detracts from the growth and development of the country, and to place that interest upon the same equitable basis as other industries.— Mankato Raview. For downright brazen, huge whoppers commend us to Czar Reed. His minority report on the tariff bill outFalstaffs Falstall himself. Of course it makes no difference that Tom Reed does not believe scarcely one word of his report —it was written only for Republican gudgeons and to serve party interests; that's sufficient.— Belle Plaine Herald. If the people of the United States could have had- something to say as to what to give them (congress for Christ mas), we think the honorable gentlemen would have found a card, saying: "When you return to Washington, for God's sake do something." It is the un certainty, not the ends, that makes people tired.— County Standard. The Utopian scheme of making the Minnesota river navigable, strange to say, has yet its advocates. Of course they want Uncle Sam to do it. The patriotic cohorts in this country who are always for the flag and an appropriation never diminish in number. Regardless of party lines, they stand in with each other, and are a husky Albert Lea Standard. OUR CRANK GOVERNORS. Fortunately, Mr. Waite's lunacy is of a kind that is thoroughly understood, and, therefore, harmless.— Kansas Citj Times. Gov. Waite is still determined that the anarchist lunatics shall not surpass him in fantastic antics.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The party that is not handicapped by having the governor of Oregon upon its rolls has cause for thanksgiving and self- congratulation. — Detroit Free Press. Gov. Pennoyer, of Oregon, has writ ten another letter to President Cleve land thatconfirms the. public impression created by bis former effusions— Chicago Dispatch. To Gov. Waite, with his peculiar, not to say excessive requirements in the line of a freeze, the present warm wave must be especially discouraging.— Washington Star. Gey. Pennoyer stands in the unfort unate position ot a man who has said so much that is foolish that he is not likely to be takeu in earnest, even should he deserve it.— Washington Star. Gov. Waite is nothing if not persist ent in his purpose. Ha has convened the legislature of Colorado in extra ses sion to counteract the repression in the silver mining industry. —Omaha Bee. Gov. Pennoyer may blather about hard times in Oregon, but what does he think of this from Macon, Ga. : "For Sale— One monument, situated in River side cemetery, Bibb county, Georgia, with granite base and figure 'ou top."— Chicago Times. Gov. Waite is simply the result of a political treak. He is repudiated by the press and the people of Colorado? and the popular conundrum in the state is, "How in the name of Sam Hill did we ever come to vote for such a blooming idiot?"— Milwaukee Wisconsin. Gov. Pennoyer calls on the president of the United States to lighten the bur dens of the people of Oregon, although the first step that would suggest itself as proper to that undertaking would hardly flatter the governor's personal pride, It is not surprising to be told that something is radically wrong with a state that is so badly off in his head.— Louisviile Courier-Journal. Gov. Waite, the silver maniac or Col orado.has called the legislature together in special session to enact some of his queer ideas into laws. He is likely to find it a case of trying to make a horse drink after he has been led to water. The press of Colorado and the public sentiment of the state are both against him.— Cleveiaud Leader. Gov. Waite, of Colorado, and Gov. Pennoyer, of Oregon, are both in evi dence this morning. The former has issued a call for a special session of the legislature. Tne latter has given Mr. Cleveland a piece of his mind. We ought to have something now from Tillmr.*n and Lewelling. if those worthies wish to keep up with the pro cession.—lndianapolis News. Gov. Waite is going to have a special session of the Colorado legislature if it takes his head. The people and the other state officials pronounced the scheme as absurd and crazy, but the call has gone forth and the legislators will have to come, it is proposed to meet and adjourn on the same day, though the members may stay long enough to hold a iunatico inquirendo on the governor.— Joseph News. There is Tillman, of South Carolina, with his state dramshop idea. Then comes Waite. of Colorado, with blood to the bridle of his fiery steed. Lewelling, of Kansas, has a variety of radical notions surging up to rank socialism. Gov. Pennoyer, of Oregon, is another of the crank governors, and is much given to long epistles to the president, pro claiming him the worst sort of a traitor, and invoking human and divine venge ance on his devoted head.— Pittsburg Post. NORTH DAKOTA POINTS. The raking that Secretary Morton gave the professional farmers who "farm for office only" has evidently harrowed their feelings.— Fargo Kepup lican. Will Gov. Pennoyer kindly emerge from his partial re tire long enough to tie a lover's knot iv the long and flex ible tongue of Gov. Waite?— Bismarck Tribure. Auditor Porter in Fargo Argus: "The collections from various sources during January and February ought to amount to nearly (100.000 that can be applied to liquidate these claims. lam of the j opinion that the revenues of the state j for the coming year will about equal the expenditures. This will leave i about the same deficiency upon Jan. 1, I 1805, as will exist upon the same date, 1804. In other words, the bills of the state will probably remain unpaid and behind about ninety days from this on through the coming year." : .-7 -7;* Several Workmen Killed. Southampton, Dec. 23. — While a cylinder was being sunk today at the wharf to be used by the American line of steamships, it exploded, and is said to have caused the death of several workmen who are missing. In addition to the several ; men * missing since the explosion, two men were so terribly in jured that they will die. TO BE PUT ON ITS FEET. WASHINGTON MINNESOTA ASSOCIA TION WILL BE REVIVED FOR SOCIAL PURPOSES ONLY. A Restndy of tho Plans for Our Public Building Absolutely Necessary — Crank Donjan Bound Over to the Grand Jury — Much Speculation Over Ha waiian Affairs. Special to the Globe. Washington', Dec. 2S.— An effort is to be made to revive the Minnesota as sociation in Washington, Under tne last administration the association met about twice each year, merely for social purposes, and that Miunesotians might perpetuate their friendships and not cease to recall the fact of each other's existence. The association was strictly non-partisan, although, naturally, the Republicans were largely predominant, that party having been in power for so many years. The last meeting was held last winter, and H. E. Hoard was elected president, notwithstanding he protested that the new administration would doubtless oust him from his posi tion as chief of division in the treasury department as soon as it was firmly seated in the saddle. Mr. Hoard's pro monitions of his fate were fulfilled to. the letter. Scarcely was Mr. Cleveland's inauguration complete before the Min nesota Republican was asked to resign, and Will Hinds, of Shakopee, given his place. It is now given' out that an attempt to reorganize the Minnesota association is to be attempted in January. J. T. Heck is the secretary. He also is a Repub li an. but, more lucky tliau Mr. Hoard, has been permitted to retain his grip as foreman of the interior branch of t he government printing office— a tat place, by the way, aud one not covered by the civil service. An cxc ellent Democratic printer might fit into it, if Mr. Heck's grip could be broken. Probably the association will be reor ganized, and, as a large proportion of the new members will consist of the lately appointed Democratic officials, it is not improbable that the Democratic contingent will ask for the leading official positions. OUR PUBLIC BUILDINGS. A Thorough Uestudy of All New Buildings Necessary. Washington. Dec. 28.— annual report of Jeremiah O'Rourke, supervis ing architect of the treasury for the year ending Sept. 30 last, snows that during the year the expenditure for the erec tion of the federal buildings, including sites and for the repair and preserva tion of finished and occupied federal buildings, amounted to $4,126,159. The contract obligations- at the end of the year amounted to $8,340,768. The bal ance of appropriations available amounted to $9,232,989, of which $8,899, --107 was for sites for and construction of buildings. Mr. O'Rourke recalls the fact that although his report covers the period from Oct. 4, 1892, to Sept. 30, 1893, he did not assume charge or the office until April 20, 1893. On taking "charge, he says, he found that the plans, and in some cases the contracts, for the larger public build ings about to be erected had been hur ried through their initiatory stages as to design, arrangement, etc., while the bulk of the office work had not been touched, making a prompt and thorough restudy of all of them a matter of ab solute necessity. This applies, he adds, more particularly to the important pub lic buildings at Kansas City, Mo.; Omaha, Neb.; Milwaukee. Wis,; St. Paul, Miuu.; New "iork, Washington, etc. r ' ;7>.-7i CRANK DON J AN Bound Over to the Grand Jury in Heavy Bonds. Washington, Dec. 23.— Joseph Don jan was arraigned iv the police court today on the charge of sending threat ening letters to Vice President Steven son and Senator Mills. After hearing the evidence ot the vice president's clerk and of Charles Mills, son anil pri vate secretary to the senator, and the personal statements of Donjan, Judge Miller bound the prisoner over to wait the action of the federal grand jury, fixing the bail at $2,500. In default of bail Donjan was remanded to prison. In holding the prisoner, the judge was particularly severe against the class of cranks who are threatening, assaulting and otherwise harassing public men. He said the time had come to bring these people— whether anarchists, so cialists or general cranks— up with a round turn.either in jail or at the rope's end. Donjan's attorney. Lawyer Cuvillier, has made application to Judge Cole, of the district supreme court, for a writ of lunacy to determine whether or not Donjan is sane. A hearing on thfa ap plication will lake place in a few days. Donjon was arraigned in the prison ers' dock along with a number of white and colored prisoners. He was repre sented by Lawyer Cuvihelr.who filed a plea of not guilty. W. S. Daniels, clerk to the vice president, testified that Don jan's letters first began coming to the vies president last summer. Some of them were very violent. A postal card was read to the court in which Donjan asked the vice president to send him $25 in order to avoid being one of those who HAD BEEN MARKED. Mr. Mills, secretary of the Texas sen ator, read a letter received by his father, In which Donjan said there "wis held in store for certain parties." The letter made scandalous references to Senators Sherman and Stewart, President Cleve land and others. A request was made for travelling expenses to come to Washington, and the letter stated that the writer was following divine in spiration. Mr. Mills Jr. testified that tne letter was regarded as of such a threatening character that he obtained a permit in the police court to carry a revolver. Police Inspector Hollinsberger testified that Donjan had confessed to him that be had written the postal card and the letters to the vice president and Senator Mills, and had also stated that similar epistles had been sent toother persons. The prisoner testified in an intelligent manner. He said that his idea in writ ing letters to public men was to find out how Senator Sherman had made his millions. Judge Miller and the attor neys endeavored to have him state who had co-operated with him, but he said he would not divulge this until the final trial. Donjan said he belonged to no secret society. He had not intended to threaten the vice president or senators, but merely to solicit sufficient money for traveling expenses to come to Wash ington and give evidence as to Senator Sherman's alleged improper connections with silver and tariff legislation. In answer to a question, he said he knew nothing about dynamite. 77 Editor Jewell's Purchase. WASiiiNGTON.Dec. 23. -Editor Jewell? of the Bismarck Tribune, recently slate printer in North Dakota, and A. S. Capehart, who was private secretary to Gov. Burke, have purchased The In ventive Age and Industrial Review, of Washington* a paper founded by James F. Dubois, and they will continue thi publication. Mr. Jewell stated that he would not relinquish his interest iv the Bismarck Tribune, nor would he give up his residence in North Dakota. THE AIR OF MYSTERY Surrounding Hawaiian Matters Causes Speculation. Washington, Dec. 28.— The air of mystery assumed by the senate com mittee on foreign relations in its Ha waiian investigation gives the impres sion that Senator Morgan's resolution, under which the inquiry is held, is only a cloak under which is held a more im portant inquiry into our diplomatic re lations with those islands. There is reason to believe that, while presum ably the present investigation is for in formation bearing upon the conduct oi Stevens and Blount, there will be an effort at the same time to obtain any information which will, in the first place, prove the capability .of the isl ands for self-government, and in the second, the desirability or otherwise of annexing these islands at some time in the future. It is understood perfectly by members of the committee who might have these in view that there is no hope of annex ing the islands uuder the present ad ministration; but those who favor this disposition of the little kingdom do not intend to be swerved from their purpose by the fact that one administration is opposed to this course. Senator Mor gan, who is chairman of the committee, has been scrupulously careful about ex pressing opinions upon the Hawaiian question, manifesting a disoosition to do or say nothing which would appear extra judicial. But he is known to be a firm believer in the wisdom of attach ing the islands to this country as a part of it, just as Alaska is at present at tached, and the fact that he has very recently introduced a bill in the senate providing a form of government for any acquired territory lends plausibility to the supposition that he is looking for ward to possibilities far beyond "any thing included in the resolution un der which the committee is author ized to conduct its present heari.ig. There is a plausible explanation of the origin of the bill, and without some end like the acquisition of Hawaii in view, it is difficult to find any reason for its existence. Those who knew Mr. Morgan best say he is not a man to at tempt to secure legislation to fit a sup position." It would appear probable that when the committee reports it will, so far as Mr. Morgan cau direct the character of the report, smooth over the events with which they were concerned, and declare that a closed era. In the meantime Minister Thurston, who is now in Hawaii, wili have been heard from as to the capacity or the present government for temporarily managing the affairs of the islands, and his infor mation with the corroborating testi mony which the committee will be able to get together in the meantime may have an important bearing upon tha future of the committee's investiga tions. See Engineer Casey. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 28.— Cengressmen Baldwin and Haugen today visited the war department in company and had a consultation with Chief Engineer Casey relative to sending a board of expert engineers at once to Duluth with the . view of estimating the cost of deepen ing the harbor and entrance to a uni form depth of twenty feet to correspond with the channel betweeu the head of Lake Superior and Buffalo. Gen. Casey announced that it would be impossible to appoint such a commission, as there was no legal authority therefor, it was agreed that a resolution giving such authority should be introduced as soon as congress reassembled. Pension Bureau Changes. Washington, Dec. 28. — General changes in the personnel of the pension bureau are expected to be made next Tuesday. Most of these changes will be promotions, while a large number of re ductions are expected. A few dismis sals may be ordered. Although the officials decline to confirm the report of the changes and have made a great effort to keep the action quiet, it is gen erally expected that between fifty and a hundred promotions and reductions will be made. Western School hands. Washington, Dec. 28. — Secretary Hoke Smith has under consideration an important case, relating to the school lands of the West. it involves the question whether double-minimum lands may be selected as indemnity for losses of single- minimum lands for school purposes. The department has always held that such selections cannot be made, but it is probable that these former rulings will be reversed by Secretary Smith. Minnesota Postmasters. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. Minnesota postmasters: William Mueller, Glad stone, Ramsey county, vice A. C. Castle, removed; Mrs. Sarah M. McVey, Mc- Key, Pipestone county, vice James McKey, dead; John Casserly, Westline, Redwood county, vice A! van J. Porter, resigned; Herman O. Shol, Vining, Utter Tail county, vice Andrew L. Lund, removed. MEN AND MEASURES. There seems to be a strike in tho senatorial orchestra against the admis sion of Mr. liornbiower. — Indianapolis News. Mr. Voorhees' presidential boom ii still peeping through the curtains for symptoms of encouragement.—Pitts burg Dispatch. Gov. McKinley will deliver an addre?s in Louisville soon, but he had better be careful what he says about the whisky tax.— Washington News. Unlike McKinley, Harrison is making no particular bid for the nomination. This would indicate that he's got his thinking cap on.— Philadelphia Times. The administration's revenue policy has taken on an alliterative character. Secretary Carlisle advocates a tax on cigars, cigarettes, cards, cologne and cosmetics.— St, Joseph News. Senator Xl iii went all the way to Al bany to eat his Christmas turkey and to think of new plans for making the ad ministration happy.— Washington Post. -Henry Clay immortalized the expres sion, "1 would sooner be right than be president." Grover Cleveland goes him one better by being both.— Omaha World-Herald. Let the Democrats repeal the McKin ley law, pass the Wilson bill, impose a tax on incomes and repeal the tax on state banks— all for the purpose of clear ing the way to the crowning act of re lief.—Atlanta Constitution. Ex-Senator Edmunds has said that Whitelaw Reid mil yet be vice presi dent of the United States if he lives long enough. That may be true, but then Whitelaw cannot possibly expect to live over three or four hundred years, and that is not long enough.— Memphis Commercial . ■■___• Jr ,■■ A tax on legacies, as the Herald has fully shown, will meet with general favor and yield substantial revenue. There is neither necessity nor excuse for an odious monarchical income tax. Any attempt to force it upon the country would simply obstruct the real work the Democrats have in hand and promote party failure. -New York Herald. #|a!P^ LORILLARD'S. ~" I 111 IMA Much tiie Best. >ls^' irc'tlta It'S sola everywhere.