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THE NATIONAL GUARD. A Town Should Never Have Less Than Two Com panies. AS TO ISOLATED COMPANIES, they Are Generally Less Ef ficient Than When in Pairs. SHATTUCK VS. WEST POINT. Physical Examination and Courts Martial—Discipline of the Soldiers. We have no instance in the history of nations where men have willingly spent time and money without any aid or en couragement from the authorities for military purposes as do • our various national guards. The uniforms are not gaudy, the prerogatives are not worth mentioning and the expenses are large, but in spite of all this, there are over 100,000 well drilled militiamen In the United States, the majority of whom are fitted to take the field on a half hour's notice. The only reason that the United States has not the best mili tary reserve in the world lies in the at titude of the government. The condi tion and efficiency of the companies in the cities are, as a rule, much better than the companies in the country, owing, probably, to four reasons: First —The competition afforded when two or more companies are stationed in the same locality. Second—The superior opportunities for study afforded by the large libraries, etc. Third— larger amount of money usually controlled by the city companies. Fourth—The su perior inducements offered in the way of military music, elegantly furnished rooms and entertainments, as well as the higher value accorded to rank. It has been the experience of all the national guards of the various states that single companies located in towns seldom do justice to the military service. There is a Lack of f omjolilion and vigor, there is nothinsr to keep the members thoroughly alive to the inter ests of their company, and, as a rule, at camp and the annual inspections they show up in a very poor light. This stnte of affairs existed In our national guards a great deal more two years ago than ii does now, yet it is still notice able. If a town Is not large enough to sup port two companies it should not have aiiy at al!. and no town can support two if it has less than 5.000 population. It is not necessary tiiat they should hg large, but of sufficient strength to exist as such. Two small companies are much more to be preferred than one large one. There is a great deal more enthusiasm ami interest displayed; however, if theie was only one. lack of competition would necessarily cause a lack of en thusiasm, energy and vigor. In Minnesota we have several large towns well able to support two or more companies who have not now any, as Brainerd and St. Cloud: others which should have two and have only one, as Anoka, Mankato, Red Win?, Faribault, Stillwater and Rochester; some with one that should not fiave any, as New L'lm, Fairmount. Spring Valley, Lu verne, eic. Minneapolis rould with ease support three more companies,anu St. Paul could do the same. The visitor to the country armories is surprised at the lack of inducements and the proportionate lack of patriot ism evidenced. Very often they are old stores frequently rented at the ex pense of the members and only opened drill nitrhN. They are not even pleas ant drill halls. The members, as well as the restot the national g<iard, furn ish their own uniforms, furnish money for armory rent, drill one evenins: in the week—all for the sake of servinc the state for live years and risking their lives when necessary. Such patriotism has not a parallel in history. Still, even patriotism has a limit. Men who offer their services and are rebuffed are not likely to offer them again. Our national euard has shown itself worthy of a little attention from the legislature. Although our people are intelligent and law-abiding, turbu lent elements break out occasionally, and to pot them down it is necessary to save a "wcil regulated militia." Many thine* must be taken into con- Blderalion to perfect such an organiza tion, as lYa»!eiiig;ton Recommended. and we submit the following pointers to th<>s* interested in the sfate military service: First—That the state adopt the United States army formation, also the United Stares regulations In regard to clothing and equipments for the guards. Second—l hat the state furnish proper armories for the use of the-guards. Third—That two battalions of infan try be stationed in Minneapolis and two in St. I'aul; that two companies be sta tioned In each of the cities of tirainerd, Anoka, St. Cloud, Mankato, Red Winsr, .Rochester. Fergus Fails. Faribault, VVi nona and btiilwater; and that, two bat teries of artillery (peace footing of four runs to a battery) be stationed in I)u --luth; that the two staff corps (engineer and signal corps) be organized at brigade headquarters, and that ail other com panies be disbanded. Fourth— That the state furnish each man with a meat pan, overcoat, uni form, pair of leggings, campaign hat. winter rap and gloves, and a pair of marching shoes for each enlistment. The companies would then-be able to devote their private funds to the benefit ami comfort of their members.and would be able to offer such" inducements as would double the number of applicants for enlistment. There are a ereat many educational Oonswnptioru The incessant wasting of a Consumptive can only be over come by a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emul sion. If this wasting is checked and the system is supplied with strength to combat the disease there is hope of recovery. Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil,who HypoprlOS phites, does more to cure Con sumption than any other known remedy. It is for all Affections of Tfiroat and Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Bron chitis and Wasting. Pamphlet free. Scolt&Cosr-.e, H. Y. Ai'.ar;'sgis!s. fOc. r.ndsl. institutions in the United States which, for the purposes of -discipline and ex ercise, drill their pupils in the drill regulations of the various branches of the service. Many of them are modeled after West Point, adopting the same routine work, uniforms, etc., and graduate each year a number of young men who are thoroughly proficient and familiar with the infantry drill regula tions, and i)ot infrequently the illa tions of the artillery and cavalry. Chief among these institutions is the shat luck Military academy at Faribault. Minn.—an academy noted throughout the United States as a military institu tion of the first order. Tlie cadets there owe their high proficiency In mil itary matters to the "earnest efforts of Lieut. Abbott, Third artillery, United States army. Two years airo JShattuck was inspected by Col. J. Ford Kent, acting inspector general, United States army, who said: "The students are not drilled in the bayonet exercise; but with this exception 1 think they are second only to the corps of cadets at West ruin bin Soldierly Bearing '"'■ ' and discipline." Many of these young men find th«ir way into the guards, and, it is needless to say, prove veuy active and efficient members. Inspector (ieueml A. F. Pray, in his report, recommends mat "each appli cant for enlistment should pass an ex amination sufficient to show physical ability to perform the duties required." Tins is not only applicable to the Min nesota guard?, but to the guards of other states as well. As it is now, a person is not required to uass a physical examination ot any kind; and, al though the physique of the guards in general is excellent. many weak, puny, diseased persons find their wny into the volunteer military service of the state. Each regiment has three suigeons assigned to it for such medical duties as may be required of them. Our national guard surgeons take a groat deal of interest in the militia, and would undoubtedly be pleased to examine such recruits as may come to them for examination. It uues not require a special act of the legisla ture to nare the, recruiting system re arranged upon this principle". A little order fiom brigade headquarters would do it. The question of court martial seems to bother many of the officers of the guard. We will publish, in "our uext issue, a condensed account of the law of court martial. Every member of the guard should read it. 'it is likely to bo ot gieat assistance to them at any time. Dishonorable discharges are issued for two purposes— first, as a punishment to the offending soldier, and second, as a warning to others. In either case they should be macie as ignominious as possible. In the regular army it was the fashion to drum the person so dis charged out of the camp to the tune of toe "Rogue's .llarcli," :. and for a squad with fixed bayonets to gently urge him on. Often troops were drawn up under aims to witness the punishment. In the guards the only punishment awarded, when the offender is not in actual service, is a dishonor able discharge. If it is kept very quiet and driven no publicity, there is' abso lutely no disgrace in it, and the party, to all intents and purposes, might as well be awarded a certificate of merit. This is not the purpose of a dishonor able discharge. It should be made ig nominious. Publicity be given to the fact, and every member of the national guard should look upon a dis charge of that kind as the greatest pos sible disgrace. Bayonet Thrusts. It now seems a settled fact that Com pany E will accept the invitation of the Louisiana battery and visit New Or leans during the AJardi Gras. Company E is one of the richest, it not the richest company in this state, and is also the largest. Company D has arranged for a series of hops and receptions to bo given dur« ing the coming winter. Persons who desire to witness the military drills of the national guard stationed at St. Paul will do well to note the following schedule: Company C drills Monday evening; E.Tuesday evening; H, Wednesday evening; D, Thursday evening: Battery A. Friday evening. All drills commence at 8 o'clock. Two members of Company C have been promoted to the grade of corporal, and appointments have never proved more satisfactory to the rank and tile. Edwaid EL Simons enlisted in the com pauy in June. 1890, and fills the vacancy caused by tiie reduction to the ranks, for non-attendance at drill, of Corporal J. A. Wood. Arthur 13. White has benn a member of the national guard since October. 1890, and fills the vacancy caused by the honor.iule discharge of Corporal J. P. Whelen. On Monday evening Capt. Rising mustered into tiie service of the stat« the following re cruits: Joseph A'jstlon, E. B. Crandell, William W. Lewis, F. J. Vogtle, C. Scholer, G. 11. Shepard, L. 11. Toekler, F. C. Robinson and R. D. O'Brien. Friday evening has been selected for non-commissioned officers' school, and Capt. Rising, as instructor of the non coms.expects to accomplish a great deal during ttie winter. Company B, of the Second regiment, stationed ut Faribault, under command of Capt, Whitney, expects to give a great deal of attention to tbe bayonet drill and extended order movements this winter. Capt. Bork is making the E boys ante up their dues. Company 11 has a total strength of fifty-three men. Althoush this is rather small, they are of the right material, and Capt. Monforl says that tie is well salistit-u with them. Company II is soon to be the blue blooded company of the brigade. It takes equal rank with Company 1) in drills, and is thoroughly proficient in the extended order, bayonet exercise and guard mount. It is now fitting up its company room regardless of cost, and will soon have a billiard table, piano, etc. Company H iseoing to give a hop and reception on the 21st. The total number of males of the militia age in New Fork. New Jersey and Pennsylvania is 2,779,778. Georee Goldthnte holds Company E's erohl medal for the' best score ou the range. The boys of the battalion stationed in St. Paul are making the bullets whiz over their range at Crosby's farm. FOISEIGN MISSIONS. An Event of Christianity to Re iielJ at btflivvater. The programme for the district meet ing of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society to be held in the M. E. church at Still water next Thursday is as fol lows: Morning session, beginning at 9:30; consecration service, Mrs. Frances E. Slocum; welcome, Mrs. Elizabeth Crtssey; response, Mrs. J. 11. Fitz; secretary's'report. Mrs. E. H. Whit comb; corresponding secretary's report, Mrs. C. D. Whiting: treasurer's report, Mrs. 11. S. Young; reports from auxiliaries; "Why We Have Dis trict Meetings," Mrs. B. S. Cowen; solo, Miss Geneva Jenks; paper on "Medical Missions," Mrs. W. R. Mandl go; map exercises with questions on India, Mrs. S. L. Shepherd: prayer for temperance, Mrs. A. T. Jenks; basket lunch. Afternoon session, beginning at I:3o—Devotions, Mrs. E. N. Wolever; election of officers; paper on "Syste matic Giving," Miss L. " M. Quinby: "How the Money Reaches the Foreign "Missionary," Mrs. D. S.B.Johnston; trio, Misses Katherlne Morehead.Hattie Tuttlc and Geneva Jenks; recitation, "Dorothy's Nero." Miss Jennie Stevens; collection; continuation of questions on India, answers by Mrs. S. L. Shepherd; prayer; closine hymn. Trains leave St, Paul on the Duluth road at 8:20 a. m. and ruturuing arrive at 6:25 p. m. ; ■■■■'■ A Circus Law. By an Italian law every circus which I does not perform every act promised in i the printed programme, or which mis leads me public by means of pictures, is [ liable lc a line of 5500 for each offense. THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MOUSING. NOVEMBER 12, ]8»* SAMUEL AS MEDIATOR This Government Willing to Help Settle the Oriental War. QUESTION OF INDEMNITY Must Be Settled Before Japan Will Consider the Matter. ONE HUNDRED MILLIONS Wanted by Jacan—This the Amount She Has Spent in the War. Tokio, Japan, Nov. 11.—United States Minister Dun has communicated 1 to the ministry the substance of an im portant cipher cable proposition re ceived from Secretary Gresham at Washington. It suggests that if Japan will join China in requesting the presi dent of the United Suites to act as med iator in settiiag ibe war. he will exer cise his good offices in that capacity. A similar proposition has been sent to China. The cable was received by Minister l)yn on Friday and was pre sented to a special meeting of the min istry. An answer has not yet been sent. Tlie proposition presents a grave ques tion to the ministry. They are urged on one hand by the popular sentiment to continue the war and crush China. On the other hand, foreign powers are threatening to intervene. As between* these conflicting influences th* min istry rind great difficulty in reaching a decision on the American proposition, but the prospect .is that it will be accepted. It is learned that four days ago France made a pro position to the United States to inter vene. Japan does not intend to be robbed of the fruits of her victory by any indefinite arbitration. Therefore, she in effect, asks: What do you pro pose doing, and How Much Will You Give? If you will offer enough, then we will accept the United States as the inter mediary to execute the agreement. But we will not go into any blind arrange ment by which a third party will de termine the whole basis of peace. Be ing a victor, Japan does not intend to go in on even terms with the van quished. Mr. Gresham's cable in-: quiries to China therefore contemplate, first, China's acceptance of the United States as mediator; second,' a statement of China exact offer to Japan of the terms and amount 01 cash indemnity she will pay. As. to the amount of cash, it is not likely that Japan will accept the mediation unless $1C0,000.000 is offered. This will about | represent what Japan has actually spent on the war. She does not ask for j exemplary or punitive damages, as the term is used in law, but merely the damages which will reimburse her out lay. When France paid Germany an indemnity for the Franco-Ger man war, it ■ represented not only what Germany had spent, but exem plary or punishment damages as well.! Japan does not expect this, but she will insist on actual damages. The cable; disclosure from Tokio that France made: a proposition to the United States four days ago adds a new feature to the question here. It has been known that European powers were urging forcible intervention, and this has been largely instrumental in inducing the United: States to suggest mediation without force. It is understood that the French proposition has been rejected. The situation, therefore, presents an interesting game of internationa diplomacy. On one hand, the grea powers of Europe are threatening to forcibly come between China and Jap an, while on the other hand the United States offers to come between them as a peacemaker. As between the two prop- . ositions it is not doubted that the two contending powers will look to the United States. Tiie New* In Washington. Washington, Nay. 14.—The cable from Tokio today explains the exact terms upon which the United States is proposing to act <rs peacemaker between China and Japan, and it clears up much mystery which has existed as to details. Secretary Gresham's message having reached Minister Dun Friday must have been sent from Washington last Thursday, so tiiat the reports re ported here today that President Cleve land's proposition was cabied last night is proved erroneous, and the original statement of ihe Associated Press that the proposuiou was made some days ago is verified. It establishes also tiiat the United States has not offered herself as arbitrator, but has sug gested that if both China and Japan join in the requesting her serv-, ices as mediator they will be given. It is the belief here that China will readily accept the mediation of the United Siates, and that Japan will do so after she is assured of the indemnity China will yield. China has already gone so far as to notify this government that ii will join Japan in recogniz ing the complete independence' of Corea, which would result in the Japanese evacuation of Corea and the re-establishment of the former reigning powers. China has also made known to this government that it was willing to pay a cash indemnity to Japan. It lias not been stated what the indemnity is to be, and 'this prom ises to be a serious problem. London, Nov. 12. —The correspond ent.of the Chronicle at Rome telegraphs that he has been assured that Italy has told the powers that they oufht to al low the Japanese to occupy Pekin be fore there is any mediation between the combatants. AID FOR MINN E SOT ASS. Chicago Will Help Our Bereft Fire Sufferers. Chicago, Nov. U.— The following appeal lias been issued by Hie commit tee of the Chicago Turngemeiude, which has undertaken the work of the raising of funds for Hie relief of the sufferers by the recent forest fires in Minnesota: To the Socieiies and Residents of Chicago—A heartrending cry of distress reaches us from Minnesota. Men, women and children have been deprived of home and all shelter by the terrible forest Gres. They have lost their all, and in the absence of all the necessaries of life they are in danger of losing courage to live. Inhabitants of Minne sota alone cannot help in all cases where help Is needed; everybody must lend a hand who has a heart to do so. The people of Chicasro know best what it means to lose all necessaries through fires; they know from experi ence the pains of cold and the pangs of hunger; they also know the cheerlntr and encouraging effect of help in the hour of distress. In appreciaiidn of this fact a number of representative German organizations, in a meeting held at North SUle Turner hall on Nov. 4. ex pressed their determination to leave in.thine undone by which to help to re lieve the ■Buffering of the poor untort unates in Minnesota. They have ap pointed a committee to call upon all German congregations, lodges and so cleties tv f uruUli aid out ci their fuuds or by collections among: their numbers and also upon sill business men to prose cute in every, way the success of this work of charity. Therefore, we ad dress you in all confidence, with the re spectful request that you add your mite in order that Chicago today may:show, herself worthy of the love she received so plentifully after the great fire. ■ \ Since the appeal was Issued about 1750 has been collected. : ,| — m The Chrysanthemum Show • Opens Nov. 14 to 17, Washburn build injf, fifth street, opposite court house. The Chrysanthemum Show \ Opens Nov. 14 to 17, Washbnrn build in*, lifth street, opposite court house. The Chrysanthemum Show : Opens Nov. 14 to 17, Washburn build ing, Fifth street, opuosite court house. The Chrysnntheuium Show ■ Opens Nov. 14 to 17, Washburn build in^. Fifth street, opposite court house. DIED. BERENBACU-At family residence. 230 Mc- Boal street, Michel Berenbßch, aged sixty eißht years and six months, Funeral at 9:3 > Tuesday morning from residence. Fu neral services to be held at 10 n. m at As sumption church, Ninth mid Franklin. WILDER— At St. Haul, Sunday, Nov. 11 Am ! liem Uok-orub Wilder, aired sixty-six yeaas rooties of funeral hereafter. STEKN—At Mareballtown. 10.. Kov 10 Philip A. Stern, brother of the late Lina eofterman. Funeral Monday. 9:30 a m irom Mount Temple, Tenth and Min nesota streets. Friends are invited. ' AXKOUKCE3IEXTS. r^KKMAKIABAirK,»T. PAUL MI.VX VJ Paid-up capital, SKK-'.OOI. Wm IMckel , president; P. If. Kerst, cashier. Does a geucrnl banking business and pays iiiteres on lime deposits. Located in its ownt ijulldiiiK. oi.DoMte the postoffice. A few choice offices for rent AMUSEMENTS. GRAND CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW AND —— FLORAL EXHIBITION, NOVEMBER 14 TO WASHBURN BUILDING, Finn Street, Opposite Court House. Admission, lioe. Everett House, Union Square, 'Sew York. An established hotel under new manatre %™ thoroughly reuovated, perfect sanita tioni and modern improvements. Visitors to New York will find the Everett In the very heart of the popular shopping district, con \enient to places of amusement and readily accessible from nil parts of the city " ' _, , f EUKOPEAIS PLAN. Wm. M. Bates. B. L. M. Bates. 9 Our banks, jobbing 1 houses, and all classes of business men are upon a sound footing-. Our sails having- been trimmed and the financial storm weathered, St. Paul invites the Northwest to its doors with the new era of brig-htening- skies, points with pride to its record as the Commercial Metropolis of the new Northwest, and assures all friends, competitors and patrons of a continuance of that spirit of fair dealing- which has made the city great. HOREJ D.• BROS. Wb'oßsale* train; %q°£[' Seeds, MAKE THE BEST f : t. PAut"'"-""-*' a. Spf clalty liray JJ.UMHI I>IADJj, 13KJJ.AD. | namtn Brewing Company. 761-463-1165-1 167 tschliu Urewiug Co., foot of Sibley street. West Seventh Street. typewriters. ~~T . '. The Bar-Lock, fls East "Fourth street. &PJ&BB8&L. m' SCHUTZ BREWING CO,'S S^^^^^^bM^^^V^? Celebrated Milwaukee !'g||HKp^ EXPORT BEERS l^^^^^^l^^^ AND MALT EXTRACT.'; ;. '^p^^^^^^^ depot, ; FOOT OF sibley DOES AGE MEAN MERIT 2 The-Bar-Lock- is not as old as *t ? mc-RN mcnil f gome othei . machine g. Neither are the other machines as old as a steel pen, nor the steel pen as old as he quill. J*ew things represent progress. It is the new automatic ction3 and the new visible writing feature which make the Bar-Lock he model writing: machine of the world. Full details of its automatic movements mailed free. 98 East Fourth Street St. Paul, Minn. A EEPRTEYE OF TEN YEARS. An average man's life can easily be lengthened ten years by the occasional use of Ripans Tabules. Do you know any one who wants those ten years ? METROPOLITAN —TONTQHT -MR. AUGUSTIH DALY'S COMPANY OF COMEDIANS. - Mr. James Lewis, Mrs. C. H. Gilbert, Mr. Herbert Gresham, Miss Percy Hasvveil. Mr. Francis Cailyle. Miss Laura Htiusen, Mr. Charles Lecltrcq, Miss Eugeuie Upbam, Mr. William Gilbert, Catherine Lewis, Mr. ileury B. Dixey. Monday and Tues- Hi UIPUT fICC H day Evenings-■ A 1111)111 111 I", Wednesday evening and - r- : "OS? "aeven Twenty Eight." SPECIAL PAULINE HALL And Her Brilliant Associates, Present ng the Great Operatic Comedy Success, " DOROAS." Sale opens this morning. Next Sunday, ItLA(K CROOK. The GRANDE'" V _____r Everybody. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday, TONIGhT AND ALL WEEK, A. Y. Pearson's Superb Production of LaaffOFIHEHIDHiaHTSUH Great Cast—Massive Seeuic Kin beiliKhmeiklM. Next Sunday—Miss Bessie BonebilL FORD MUSIC HALL COURSE CF SIX LECTURES BY lilt. F. Hopkinson Smith Under the patronage of the St. Paul School of Fine Arts. The same lectures siven in the East before iminen;.e and enthusiastic audi ences.- Called by those who have heard them— CRISP! UNIQUE! DRAMATIC! DELIGHTFUL! INSPIRITING! Tlio lecture* are divested of tech nicalities, and are the kind that appeal to the public at large. Thursday Eveninp, Nov. 15—AMERICAN ILLUSTRATIVE AKT. Friday Evening. Nov. 16—THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURESQUE. Saturday Evening, Nov. 17—OUTDOOR SKETCHING. Tuesday Evening. Nov. COMPOSI TION. Thursday Evening-. 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