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i.J.NKHAI. OBSERVATIONS.
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P. F. Lyons, Local Forecast Official.
— —
Thk senate of the United States. will
now b<> Republican, in name, as it has
been during the last session in fact.
**Fumos itcsn't fuse," solemnly re
peats tiie solemn editor of the Tribune.
Once more, how about North Carolina?
tl!a>s no more resembles the real dia
mond luan the cheapest baking powders
resemble Dr. Price's. It is the jewel of
leavening agents.
A i.i iti.k less mouth and a little more
ai>Dieeiation of his own part in the
preat catastrophe would be much more
becoming to Guv. Altgeld.
Senator Matt Qiwy evidently se
cured enough money to "insure an Imm
estcoual"ia Mr. Wilson's district It
is understood that it cost about $25 a
"count."
CassiuS 11. ("lay, at eighty-five.
would wed his ward of fifteen. The
old general evidently thinks that after
TaesUay'B overturn anything is permis
biule.
Frank I.awi.ek.of Chicago, and Ti:n
Campbell, of N«w York, ought to get
together and compare notes, so as to ar
rive at some conclusion on the profit of
Hopping fiom one parly to another to
retain o.lice.
llk. Donovan, of Michigan, has the
■nettvtable distinction of beibg the only
Democrat ejected to the legislature.
When he goes into senatorial caucus
will lie waive his chance and vote for
Mr. llil as the Democratic candidate.or
will he vote f<>r Donovan?
If TBKKK is such a thing in the Re
publican party as gratitude for services
rendered 111 a crucial moment, the obli
gations of that party to Senators Gor
man, Brice. Hill and their following will
take shape in some substantial manner.
Probably some token in silver would be
the moat appropriate.
Fob brevity and lucidity, together
with accuracy, the award must be given
to Senator Call, of Florida, for his ex
planation of the landslide. "When a
l.arty lias been advocating a certain
policy during its experience," he says,
"and when it goes into power and fails
to carry out its policy, it is sure to suf
fer defeat." There's the whole story in
• nutshell. O-r:v .
Cor.. J. Hampton Hook, of Virginia,
who left the Democratic party because
his com mission as consul was revoked
for hisinebriery.^nd forthwith joined
the Republicans and toon a nomination
for congress and was handsomely
swamped, is amone those patriots who
are going to contest the election of their
competitors.relying upon the precedents
of the Fifty -first concress for success.
Mi-miiki Democrats have purged
themselves of their cranks. Silver Dick
Bland will have leisure now to meditate
upon th^ effect of his crank ism In the
fre« coinage of Republican votes, and
Anti-Option Hatch will have oppor
tunity to study the essential principle
erf Democracy, which is to let men mind
their own business without the help or
interference of congress. Democracy
can thank her stars that elections have
rid her of these two pestiferous pater
nalists.
And the three Democrats who be
came Republican because they couldn't
get the two cents a pound sugar bounty
from their plantations and were nom
inated for congress in Louisana, are
now going to contest. There is a fitness
in the grounds of contest which they
propose. Men who have been the re
cepients of a fraud which made the
sugar consumers of the country Day
them two cents a pound for producing
sugar, a bounty which exceeded In
amount the total assessed valuation of
their plantations, are precisely the ones
to cry fraud as the basis of their con
tests.
Tin. tin-plate manufacturers of Pitts
burg have demonstrated the truth of the
charge we made during the campaign
that their reduction or wages was
merely a campaign dodge for the pur
pose of getting Republican votes. After
the passage of the senate biil they an
nouueed a cut of from 25 to 30 per cent
in wages because they were unable to
pay the prevailing wages under the new
tariff. There was a pretense of negoti
ation with the men during the cam
paign which amounted to nothing. Now
liiat tb« campaign is over, the employers
have concluded ti«nt they can continue:
the old rale of wages ami th;tt no cut. Is
necessary.- This shows how false ami
fraudulent their pretense was. The new
tariff is in effect, and will continue for
lit least two year*. They are übin? to
resume operations under it. paying the
'wages paid before the reduction. They
knew they could do it before they at
tempted a reduction just as well as they
know it now. If ever there was a case
of obtaining votes under a false and
fraudulent pretense this is one, and it is
only one of hundreds made use of dur
ing the campaign. A party that builds
upon such foundations is building upon
-shitting quicksand.
.U>l\Kl> THK ".tAQ B\BY."
We have mentioned some of the minor
compensations of the recent contest.
Overshadowing all these. in its extent
and value is the "satisfaction every
friend of a sound currency must feel at
the decisive verdict given against silver
coinage at a ratio of sixteen to one.
This has been the leading feature of the
Populistic movement. In Minnesota the
land-joan and suhtreasury features ot
the Omaha plank were distinctly and
emphatically omitted from their plat
form, and tho campaign was waxed
largely on the proposition to. restore
silver to its position prior to 1873.
Tue verdict at the polls is a positive
and final repudiation of the proposition.
This is the more clearly shown in the
congressional contests, especially in
those districts of the state where Pop
ulism had been the strongest, and where
the incentive for a cheap money, grow
ing out of the impoverished condition of
the people, was the strongest. Thls*re
gion is covered by the Second and Sev
enth congressional districts. In these
it was generally supposed that a ma
jority of the people were given over to
the fatuous belief in the- necessity of
coining silver at a fiat ratio, and that to
the denial of this privilege was to be
attributed all of their financial misfor
tunes.
Iguoring the economic conditions pre
vailing all over the world, which had
tended to reduce the value of farm
produce, it was claimed with specious
argument that the depreciation in val
ues was due to the depreciation in sil
ver, and ttiat that was the result of its
denial of tree access to the mints. Mr.
McCleary, in the Second district, met
this issue boldly, aud devoted his entire
canvass to refuting the heresy. On the
other hand, Mr. Long, the Populist
candidate, traversed the district preach
ing the gospel of silver tiatism. Eveu
Gen. Baker, the Democratic candidate,
while living to the tariff question the
lirst place in the discussion, joined in
the denunciation of the demonetization
act ot 1873. The issue there clearly was
the question of silver coinage. It was
made in a campaigu in which the can
didate elected would have a vote in
consiress directly on that topic. Mr.
McCleary is returned to concress by a
majority larger than was ever given for
any caudidate.
in the Seventh district, while Mr.
Eddy, the Republican caudidate, made
more of a still hunt, the issue was made
plain by the candidacy of Mr. Boen,
who put the tariff question to the rear
and the silver question to the front.
This was the strong Populistic district
of the state, and Mr. Eddy was sent to
congress by a small but safe plurality.
While national questions have no proper
nlace in the content for state officers,
still Mr. Owen,- both on the stump and
in his paper, has been an able and per
sistent advocate of the free coinage
idea. 11« gave to it in his canvass a
lame portion of his time. On the other
hand, Mr. Nelson made the money
question a prominent feature ot his.
canvass. While Mr. Owen has increased
his vote of 1890, it is not at ail to be
taken as an indication of the strength
of any of his political doctrines, because
a lariie portion of it is couiDosud ot the
votes of Democrats who, despairing of
the success of their own candidates, and
thinking that the important thing was
to defeat the Kepubli-caus, gave him
their aid while refusing it to the other
candidates on his ticket.
Nothing is clearer than that, had the
majority of the voters in these districts
been firmly convinced that the great
reduction in the price of their staple
products in recent years was solely due
to the demonetization of silver, and that
its remonetization at the old ratio would
restore to them the former values of
their products, the majority In favor of
the candidates representing such resto
ration would have beeu simply over
whelming. The effect of the "hard
times" cry in increasing the Kepub^
lican vote shows that a large class of
men are thus influenced; aud had this
belief in the effect of a cessation of sil
ver coinage been entertained by the
people of these two districts, it would
have shown itself in a similar manner.
It is evident that while there has bean
a clamor of the noisy few, the great
mass of the people have been quieily
and soberly thinking, and have arrived
at a correct conclusion on the money
question. They don't want their dollais
composed of 50 cents' worth of value
and 50 cents ot what McKiuley termed
"the breath of congress."
"Can't cook as mother did." Not un
less you use Dr. Price's Baking Pow
der. A Household favorite for forty
years.
WHAT KIND OF HOMES ?
To him whom fortune sends to his
labors at 7 in the morning and detains
him there until 6 there comes ample food
for reflection on one prase of our more
recent industrial conditions with which
he meets in his daily passage to labor
and to rest. It is at these early hours
that the streets are thronged with the
toilers going to or from their work—
each k for the most part, carrying the
pail or basket or bundle which tells of a
cold lunch hurriedly eaten between the
noon intervals of labor.
But what impresses him,if he has lived
long enough to count his years among
the forties, is the large proportion
among these toilers of women, girls for
the most part, though with here and
there a face whicli tells in its care*
graven lines of youth Dast. From four
teen to eighteen, the years of education
ih household care, the years of school
going, the years of "love's young
dream," these girls are going to the
shops, the factories, the stores and the
hundred vocations whose doors have
opened to women in the quarter century
past, to take the toilsome part of bread
winners.
Aside from, whether the economic
conditions are healthful or sound which
must be the compelling force producing
this change, there is place for se.ious
thought on Us ultimate effect on the
next and succeeding generations. These
girls are taKhig the place of boys in the
work, but they are taking it temporar
ily. Ask any of them if she intends to
make her present work her life's occu
pation, and you will get a toss of the
head with the decisive negative. She
will tell you, if you pursue your ques
tioning, that she has to work out to help
support the family or to provide herself
with clothing. The mother instinct in
her revolts at thu idea of a life of such
work; and, true to the instinct of her
sex, she looks hopefully forward to her
release from it, when s&e will be the
THE gAIST PAXJT4 DAILY GLOBE: TUESDAY MORNT[>m, NOVEMBER 13, 180*
housekeeper for some breadwinner and
the mother of his children.
Hut the serious question ia what kind
of mothers and what kind of house
keepers will tlie.se tills be when these
duties come on them? Will the nest
making instinct be strong enough to let
them fit themselves readily and aptly
into the unaccustomed duties? Will the
scant experience of home and house
work hud in thw years when muscles
were yet too tender for toil suffice to fit
them to care for the home and children
that come to them? Will the habits
formed during these formative years
given to the work of men yield readily
to the changed conditions?
These are the questions that suggest
themselves, and in turn suggest others.
What will be the homes of so large a
share of the generation now cominir on,
if girls thus deprived or the training
as essential for home-making and keep
ing as for any other vocation are the
wives and mothers'.' The husband has
been having his ideas of home formed
during the years he has been at work
by his own home life under his moth
er's experienced care and direction.
Will the girl who has spent her forma
tive years in shop work fill his ideal?
And if she doesn't, it she is the shop
eirl iti her home; if meals are ill
cooked and waste prevails, and stock
ings are undarned and temper grows
peevish over petty vexations that home
education would have precluded, will
not those husbands be poorer citizens,
and will the patrons of those refuges
from unpleasant homes, the saloons, not
be greatly augmented?
The law of compensation always
holds good, and advantage is offset with
compensating disadvantage. We have
all hailed the advent of the bachelor
girl, and have rejoiced that vocations
have opened to her fields of independent
effort. It is well that our girls should
learn self-help; and the advantage to
them in greater independence, the de
velopment of new capabilities, the
wider mental scope and larger power
of mind that come, are all good. But
every light has Its shadow, and every
hill its valley. And, admitting gladly
all that theie is of good and helpfulness
in what has been termed the industrial
emancipation of women, one cannot but
feel that there are drawbacks; that the
advantage must be paid for with some
corresponding loss; and it seems cer
tain that this will be found in the di
minished comfort and sufficiency of the
homes of our bachelor girls when they
cease to be such and become wivea and
mothers.
WATTERSON ON NEWSPAPERS
Some snarling editor down in a coun
try district of Kentucky berated the
Courier-Journal aa one of the causes
that contributed to the Democratic over
throw, because during the last two
years it has dared to frankly and ably
criticise the mistake that we all see our
leaders have made. Mr. Watterson,
with that calm good nature which char
acterizes him, turns for a moment to
read the snarler a very valuable lesson
in journalism and the relation of a pa
per to its parly aud to its readers. To
the admission that the Courier-Journal
is a great power in Kentucky Mr. Wat
ter-on says: "If it is a power, it must
be because of the course it lias pur
sued."
The Courier-Journal is a power not
only in Kentucky, but in ttie nation,
aijjct it occupies this influential position
simply because Mr. Watterson has ad
hered ably and consistently to his ideal
of journalism. With so many papers
conducted by men who think that the
ouly end they have to serve is India
criminate laudation of the acts of their
own party and its leaders, aud equally
indiscriminate abuse of the opposite
party and its leaders, the views of Mr.
Watterson as to the legitimate functions
of newspapers are interesting and valu
able, As a contribution to journalistic
ethics, much needed, we subjoin Mr.
Watteraon's view:
Back of this arraignment of our es
teemed contemporary stands the ques
tion, what is the duty of a newspaper,
charged with responsibility and power?
Is it to go along blindly and follow the
men who happen to be in office, and
who have axes of their own to grind, or
to point out the mistaken of these selfish,
short-sighted men wherever they ap
pear? * * *
The trouble with such critics as.our
good cousin of Daviess is that they
wholly mistake the charactei aud tem
per of the ueople and the functions
and duties of journalism. They
tak« the people to be. as Hans
Breitmann put it, "a dame fool!"
The people are no such thin?.
They can see aud act for them
selves very much better than the aver^
age would-be leader, who is warped by
his interests and misled by his fears*.
He dare not tell the truth, even when
he knows it. That journalism which is
good for anything must have no such
restraints to hinder it. It must have no
offices to protect and defend. It must
have no fences to look after. It must
be ever upon the alert, ever upon its
sense ot its responsibility, betraying no
interest by false caution, deceiving uo>
body by suppressing facts, but,late and
early, a sentinel in a tower, net to sig
nal the people and to advise the poli
ticians.
What helps the ambitions housewife?
Nothing so much as Dr. Price's Baking
Powder.
If the recent elections were to be
taken as an indication of a reversal of
the verdict of 'IK) and '92, then we
should look in those congressional dis
tricts and in the states whose repre
sentatives and senators opposed the
measure proposing to put that verdict
into effect for results indicating ap
proval of that opposition. Maryland,
New Jersey and certain congressional
districts in >ew York should have re
mained Democratic. Gorman and Gib
son should have been indorsed by the
return of the Democratic representa
tives. McPherson aud Smith should
have been similarly sustained. The
New York representatives who voted
against the bill should have been re
turned. Had this been done, it might
well be argued that the voters in those
districts ana states had reversed their
verdicts of previous years,aud approved
of the policy of obstruction which their
senators and representatives adopted.
So far from this being the case, the rep
resentatives in all of those states and
districts, except in half of Maryland's
delegation, were defeated. The only
inference to be drawn fiom that ia that
which we draw from the general result
—that a leading factor in the general
deteat was the invention to punish the
party because of Its failure to adequately
redeem the promises which it had made.
Down in Atlanta the ministers starl
et a crusade against the nude in art
when displayed on the bill boards, and
had the city Dill poster arrested for
posting up the colored lithograph of
Lillian Lewis which displayed rather
more of that woman's anatomy than the
ministers thought was proper. The
ministers were the piosecuiing wit
nesses in the case, and were, of course,
unanimous in their opinion that the
poster was indecent; but when asked by
the attorney for the defense whether
the picture suggested any lewd thoughts
to their minds, they tried to dodge the
embarrassing question. Uncle Remus
was one of the witnesses called by the
defense, and blushed as he stepped for
ward to render his opiniou. The yo.st-
era, he said, produced no effect upon
hfs mind, but still they were horrible
things, which he would not lik< to have
around in hi- back yard. The recorder,
who evulei^ly thought that Harris
was dealing in glittering generalities,
nailed him with the question as to
what elfect a woman iv blue tights
would have on him, aiid Uncle lie
tnu» artuallv sui'i. "No effect." The
upshot of the crusade was the dis
charge of the bill poster, the hit>h art;
of the poster having been established to
tlie court's satisfaction.
Wm t.e the political quidnuncs are
gathering ud the evidence on which to
base their finding as to what caused the
avalanche, the curse of federal patron
age should not be overlooked. After
the experience which all parlies have
had of the demoralizing effect of the
distribution of federal offices, there
should be a general consent to the
adoption of some method that will take
them permanently out of the domain of
party politics. The ethical grounds
upon wnicU this has been so largely
urged should be reinforced now by the
instinct of self-preservation. The utter
fallacy of the idea that the distribution
of offices is necessary to the success of
the party has been so frequently and
amply demonstrated that none but the
shallowest thinkers will ever again
suggest it. It takes its place with the
gerrymander among the delusions of
political methods. Twice the Demo
cratic party has lost with almost every
federal office ib its possession.and twice
it has won without the possession of
any. Even the thick and thin politi
cians, careless and heedless of princi
ple, and in politics only for what there
is in it for themselves, should at last
begin to perceive that tricks and spoils
in politics are very poor cards to play
with.
In the nicß of time the cooking was
saved—by using Dr. Price's Creanu Bak
ing Powder.
AT THE THEATERS.
No performance of farcical comedy
approaching that presented at the Met
ropolitan opera house last evening has
been witnessed in St. Paul since Aueus
tin Daly's company appeared in this
city several years ago.
"A Night Off," that extraordinarily
ingenius creation of Schonthan which
Mr. Daly has so cleverly adapted from
the German to the American stage, was
the play performed by the Daly com
pany.
Mr. Daly is a great stage manager as
well as adapter. He is also a phenom
enal trainer of players, a teacher whose
advice, instruction and drill nave given
some artists the foundation of their
fame. The company which appeared
last evening contains three ot Mr. Daly's
original company, winch has so de
lighted New York and London. They
are Mrs. G. Li. Gilbert. James Lewis
and Charles Leclerq—three artists of
unmistakable, unquestionable, unquali
fied merit. Such spoutaneity, such
spirit, such fidelity to nature in action
and humor do they possess, that it af
fords oue unalloyed, refreshing delight
to hear and see them. Mr. Leclerq has
not enough to do in "A Night Off," bat
his capacity is well known. Mr. Lewis
and Mrs. Gilbert are positively, wholly
and emphatically irresistible. Mrs.
Gilbert is quaint; Mr. Lewis is comic.
Both are entirely free from suspicion of
affectation, and hence the exquisite en
joyment their performances give us.
They are always within the bounds of
probability, never exaggerated, yet
never dull or mechanical. Life per*
meates their impersonations.
The presence of Henry Dixey in such
an aggregation would scarcely have
been predicted ten years ago, clever as
he was acknowledged to be. But there
he Is, and as far as "A Night Off" is
concerned, there he ought to be. Mr.
Dixey finds the role of Marcus Brutus
Snap, the theatrical manager and actor
of the barnstorming type, a most con
genial one. He is particularly happy in
the character, and portrays the man
ager's eccentricities and the actor's
affectations with graphic distinctness.
To be sure, the character is broadly
drawn by the author, in order to make
the necessary contrast, but Mr. Dixey
never o'ersteps the significance of the
lines. His is certainly an admirable
characterization, tingol with an occa
sional suggestion of burlesque which
makes it extremely funny.
Of the remainder of the cast, words of
commendation should be bestowed upon
the lady who played Susan, the staire
strucK domestic, who thinks she has
really collaborated with the professor
in writing the play. This is, perhaps,
the most artistically drawn character
that the author of the play has created,
though all of the roles are exceptionally
characteristic, distinct and interesting.
The progress and developeiaeut of the
comedy are managed with consummate
skill, the action is brisk, the dialogue
crisp, and the fun so surprising and
cumulative that it reaches an uproari
ous climax at the end of the third act.
It can truthfully be said that "A Night
Off" as presented by this company does
not give the spectator a chance to comp
ose his features, except between the
acts, and no very sober faces were seen
then.
Miss Percy Haswell was sweet and
graceful in the role of Nisbe. the
maiden daughter, and Miss Laura Han
sen was satisfactory as the young wife
who must Know her husband's vast life.
Herbert Gresham contributed a credit
able impersonatign of Jack Mulberry,
the young actor, but Francis Carlyle
was nob seen at his best in the rolo of
the young husband, though he was ef
fective in certain scenes. The character,
is not a congenial one for Mr. Carlyie.
The performance of "A Night Off' r
will be repeated this evening.
• *
The first appearance in St. Paul for
a number of seasons of Pauline Hall
will b« made on Thursday night at the
Metropolitan. The play will be the
presentation of the new operatic comedy
"Dorcas," the period of its action tak
ing place in the seventeenth century.
It is the wortc of Paulton, who is more
than favorably well-known to all lovers
of light entertainment by the success of
•'Erminie" of which he is the composer.
The cast of Miss Hall's supporting
company comprises some of the best
known names on the dramatic and
operatic stage, including as it does such
well-known mid brilliant artists as
Jeanttte St. henry, Kate Davis, Wil
liam Broderick, J. Aidricii Libbay,
Charles 11. Bradshaw.
Edwin Barton's romantic tale of love
and duty, "The Land of the Midnight
bun," is in for a good week at the
Grand. It is a melodrama, but such a
novel one that it is a pleasant change
from other melodramatic productions.
A matinee will be given tomorrow at
the usual "Urand" scale of prices, 10,
20, 25 and 3"« cents. Next week thu
management of this house takes pleas
tire in 'announcing the charming En
glish artiste. Miss Bessie Hoheinl!, who
will appear for the first time before a
tit. Paul audience in "Playmates." a
musical comedy, replete with. refined
&pcciultie«. . . .
UNCLE SAM STEPS IN.
The Offer to Mediate in the
Orient Isn't Pleasing to
Europe.
THE POWERS ARE GREEDY.
*Ai Fact Which May Bring
J'f Japan to Accept Arbi
tration.
i —
PORT ARTHUR HAS FALLEN.
•.j
■ "a
Japs Make a Last Successful
,i, Bombardment of the -
*™"- ;;' Place. ' ;
Washington, Nov. 12.—Japan has
not yet accepted the offer of the United
States to act as mediator in the war be
tween Japan and China. Lengthy ca
blegrams are passing, however.between
the Japanese capital and Washington,
with the prospect that a final decision
will not Icmb be deferred. A cable
from the Japanese authorities was re
ceived this morning asking for more
explicit details. A lengthy answer was
sent, giving not only the desired details,
but adding features which it is believed
will show tbe Japanese government the
desirability of the arrangement.-
China has already formally notified
Secretary (iresham that she will join
Japan iv acknowledging the indepen
dence of Corea, and will also pay a cash
indemnity. The amount she will pay is
not specified.
It is felt in official circles here that
the gravity of the action taken by the
United States is not yet fully realized
by the public, as it contemplates a
foreign policy to which the Hawaiian
incident is said to be trifllne in com
parison. . Should Japan and China ac
cept the United States as mediator, it
will close the greatest war since the
Franco-Prussian conflict, and this coun
try will, for the first time, occupy a
commanding position in deciding
Asiatic questions, which have hereto
fore had the attention of European
powers only. At present the European
powers are endeavoring to reach
an agreement among themselves by
which they will forcibly intervene.
Five days ago France presented a prop
osition to Secretary Gresham to join in
foreign intervention. This was re
jected, as the proposition of Great Brit
ain had been. While the European
powers are thus arranging the details
of their intervention, the United States
comes forward independently of the
foreign powers and offers to act as me
diator if China and Japan request this
service. In vi»w of the avarice to
secure new territory, which is believed
to inspire the European powers, it is
felt by officials and diplomats here that
Japan will accept the mediation of the
United States, although the hesitation
of the Tokio authorities is taken to in
dicate that they want China to fix the
exact figures of the cash indemnity,
which cannot be, in the judgment of
those posted, less than $100,000,000.
Japan's Final Reply '•
" Isixpected almost hourly. If favora
ble, as is anticipated here, an armistice
wouid undoubtedly be proclaimed by
both countries, and the Battling about
Port Arthur, Wiju and Moukden will
terminate. „...' ...
, The French ambassador, 51. Pateno
tn?, was an early caller on Secretary
Gresham. His visit had reference to
th« settlement of the war, but, so far
as can be learned, his . government has
not yet clearly defined its position. It
is assumed by some diplomatists here
; that Franca is really urging the United
States to effect a speedy restoration of
peace single handed, since we will not
join with the other powers in interven
ing, and the latter seem to be unable to
effect their, purpose without our aid.
i But in other quarters there is a belief
i that the European powers do not at all
relish the action taken by* the
United States .in volunteering to
mediate, and thus bring the
war to a termination with
out allowing them to join in the guaran
tee of Corea's independence, and to
achieve certain other designs which
they had cherished, such as securing a
; considerable addition to the number of
treaty ports, and perhaps some terri
torial extension under the guise of pro
tectorate. They feel that their interests
are so much more extensive than our
j own that they are entitled to a voice in
the settlement, and the apprehension
v that some of those powers may eventu
ally make a bold and decided move is
likely to cause Japan to speedily ac
cept our offer of mediation, if she really
cares to end the war at this stage and
place her interests in the hands of a na
tion which she knows to.be disinter
ested. . ■*'•... . .-
PORT ARTHUR PALLS.
Japs Captore tbe Place With
Little Resistance.
London, Nov. 12.—A dispatch re
ceived here from Shanghai says that
the Japanese captured Port Arthur yes
terday ruorniug, after meeting with a
feeble resistance on the part of the
Chinese. Port Arthur was bombarded
previous to its surrender. The Chinese
laid down their arms and yielded them
selves prisoners of war. The Chinese
commanding officers abandoned Port
Arthur during the night of Nov. 6.
It Is reported that some ot the repre
sentatives of foreign powers will start
for Pekin immediately.
At the Paris Exposition of 1900 Dr.
Price's Baking Powder will compete.
And it will take first prize.
JAPS IN T ALIEN WAN
Defenses Described as Work of a
Skillful knsineer.
Hiroshima, Japan, Nov. 12. — Ad
miral lto, commander-in-Rhief the
Japanese naval forces telegraphs us fol
low*: "We destroy all the torpedoes
in Talieuwau bay and its approaches.
We captured several torpedo boats and
apparatus and occupied the Chinese
torpedo corps' barracks without dis
turbing the mines. We also seized
important maps. Our Meet and trans
ports then entered the bay."
London, Nov. 13.—A correspondent
with the Japanese at '1 alien wan dis
ci it»es the defenses of that place as
splendid, and says that they were evi
dently the work of a skillful engineer.
Tilts' he adds makes it more surprising
that the place as so easily captured.
China Anxious for Peace.
London*, Nov. 13.—A dispatch to the
Standard from Berlin says that the
Chinese minister accredited to Berlin
and St. Petersburg has arrived from the
latter city. He is instructed to tell
Germany that China is willing to make
honorable sacrifices to attain peace, but
is resolved in the event of failure to
continue the war at any cost. The
Sung Li Yaiiicu is prepared to submit
to the powers the whole of its corre
spondence with Japan to enable them
to foim a proper judgment. A Paris
disnateh to the Standard states that
Fiance is disinclined to interfere be
tween China and Japan.
«I«n« Iteoonnoiter Woi-Hoi-VVei.
.'[ Chk-Foo, Nov. 12.—A Jauntiest fleet
nude a reconnaissance between lint city
and Wei-Hal-Wei last night. The
Man-Yang ships have joined the Pei-
Yaug fleet. It is reported here that the
Jaoanese are still thirty tulles from
Port Arthur.
Afchnre in trie.
. Amiikkstbiko. Ont. Nov. 12.—Word
has reached here that the schooner
West Side in ashore on Point Pelee,
Lake Erie, and is flying-signals of dis
tress. The. ing Home Rule has gone
out from ■ here to try and reach her.
The West Side registers 324 tons, and is
owned by.D. Lyons & Co., of Oswi-go.
N. Y. She carries a crew of seven men.
The wrecking lug Champion and the
tug Wales left here tonight t>> assist th«
tug Home Hole In n-leasing the
schooner West Side. This will prob
ably be accomplished unless the wind
changes to the northwest.
New Orleans U harve9 Burn.
New Oiii.kaxs, La.. Nov. 12.—The
Texas & Pacific railway's big cotton
wharf on the other side of the river
caught fire in some mysterious manner
at (> o'clock this evening.. Toe entire
wharf, 600 feet Ion?, was destroyed,
and with it between 25,000 and 26.000
bales of cotton. Forty or fifty cars
loaded with cotton were also consumed,
making about- 28,000 bales lost in all.
The grain elevator had a narrow escape,
and was only slightly'damaged. The
loss will reach about a million dollars.
HELD UP THE 'FRISCO.
.MASKt-.n Til > «„<> THKOttIH A
MISSOURI KXI'iIKSS.
Amount of Booty Secured Believed
: to lie Not Over a Few Hun
dred Dollars.
Monettk, Mo., Nov. 12.—'Frisco Pas
senger Train No. 1. due here at 8
o'clock tonight, was held up four mites
oast of Monette by two masked men and
the express car robbed. The amount
secured is not known, but it is several
hundred dollars, including all local
money between Springfield and
this place. The train was in
charge of Conductor Frank Wightmau,
Engineer Stevenson, of Springfield, Ex
press Messenger A. N. Chapman, Mail
Clerks J. A. Strong and W. VV. Duager.
The robbers boarded tne front end of
the mail car, which was next to the
tender, at Verona, and after the train
started they crawled to the engine and
commanded the engineer to run to
a ceitain point and stop. After firing
a pistol, they got off the engine and
compelled the engineer to follow them.
Mistakiug the mail car for the nxpres?
car, they demanded admittance, but on
being informed of their error they pro
ceeded to the express car. By this
time Messenger Chapman had his
cun in readiness and was about
to fire when Engineer Stevenson
requested him to desist, as he was in
front of the robbers. The robbers then
compelled Chapman to give up the
keys of the iocal sate, "and it was
opened and rifled or its contents. They
then demanded that Chapman open
the large safe, and on being informed
that it was impossible for him to do so.
they brandished a stick of dynamite,
and threatened to blow up the car. The
messenger finally prevailed upon them
not to attempt it, convincing them that
even if they did so it was not probable
that the sate would Le blown open.
After securing their booty the rob
bers started westward. No horses were
seen, although it is quite certain they
had animals at a convenient distance.
The only disguise worn was a white
handkerchief, over the face, with holes
cut for the eyes. One robber was a
large man and the other small. The
passengers were not disturbed, a
Another Account
of the robbery is given by the Asso
ciated Press correspondent at Monette,
Mo., who*was on the tain and was an
eye witness of the atFair. There were
six in the gang, and when Messenger
Chapman refused to open the door
they threatened to blow up the car with
dynamite. This had the desired effect.
When the train came to a sudden
stop the clear report of a Winchester
rang out upon Hie air, and every passen
ger un tbe train knew what it meant.
A second later four bandits, who wore
handkerchiefs over their faces, joined
their pals at the express car, and the
job was begun.
"Fo shooting goes, 7' exclaimed the
leader. "Heads back, there! heads
back, there!" he added, ana those who
dared to look out of the car windows
opeyed without a second warning. Con
ductor Wig lit man hastily pass through
the train and warned tiie passengers
to conceal their valuables. Women
and children were pßiiic-striefcen
and men hastily concealed watches and
money. Passengers took refuge under
seats, behind doors and some retired to
the Pullman sleepers at the rear of the
train. Alter about fifteen minutes of
terrible suspense at the muzzle of a
gun, the engineer and fireman were
marched to the cab of the engine
and commanded to back the train a
quarter of a mile from the scene of the
robbery. A second report from Win
chester was a signal for the engi
neer to pull out his train, and the rob
bery was at an end. Messenger Chap
mau succeeded in hiding all the money
save $200 in currency, which he handed
ever to the robbers. The train pulled
into Monettu twenty minutes late, and
the news spread like wild-lire. A pos.se
was formed, but for waut of a leader
failed to pursue the bandits, who are
supposed to be none other thau a part
of Bill Cook's noti ri jus gang.
How Protection Worked.
Edinburgh, Nov. 12.—Sir Charles
Tupper, Canadian, high commissioner
to London, delivered the anniversary
address before the Royal Scottish Geo
graphical society here tonight. Deal
ing with the economic development of
Canada, he said that she had not only
survived, but had forgotten the McKin
ler tariff, which had proved a blessing
in disguise, as Canada, driven to find
new markets, had vastly increasud her
exports to Great Britain* and had
opened markets in other countries.
Why are users of Dr. Price's Baking
Powder lika Oliver Twist? They like it
so well they always cry for more*.
Gen. Merritt Disapproves.
From May up to last October. Private
John Kazan, of Fort Snelling, paid Pri
vate James Carolan $34 on a loan of f 18,
while Private John Kazada borrowed
912 of Carolan, and, it was alleged, did
not repay it. For this a court martial,
conducted with apparent Chinese just
ice, sentenced to confinement not Caro
lan, the extortionist, but Kazan and
Kazada—mellifluous alliteration I (Jen.
Merritt has accordingly disapproved ttie
findings of the court martial, it appear
ing also that Kazada had really returned
his loan.
IiATK IiOOACS.
There was a meeting of clergymen
and citizens yesterday afternoon at, the
Drake, block In the interest of the city's
street boys and waits. ; An "attic cru
sade", was resolved upon, whioh is the
more necessary, now that that the news
boys' home is no longer in existence.
Last night William llussell, a Swede,
procured the police to arrest a Mrs. C.
Fitch, living on Temperance street,
between Eighth-and Ninth, on the
charge of robbing him of $40. The
woman is locked up at the ceutral
station. • -
MOURNED AT MOSCOW
Thousands of Muscov.tes View
the Remains of Their
Dead Czar.
KREMLIN GUNS SALUTE
When the Royal Cortege Re
sumes Its Journey to St.
Petersburg.
NICHOLAS IS FOR PEACE.
Formal Declaration of a Fol-
icy of Internal Improve
ment.
_. Loooon, " Nov. 12.— Moscow dis
patch to the Times says that Sunday
morning's snow whs changed by flight
into a drizzling rain, but the night was
made as busy as th« day by hurrying
people diivin* and walking 10 tne
Cathedral of the Archangel to see the
last of their. beloved czar. Bonfires
and flaring eras jets cast immense
shadows ot the public buiMinsrs.
Twenty thousand people of all classes
hied through the cathedral dnr
ing the night. At 8 o'clock Monday
morning the court officials, nobles, of
ficers and notables assembled in the
palace within the Kremlin to hear an
address by the czar. With' his mother
leaning on his arm. his majesty ad
dressed the briliiant assemblage, ex
pressing in a linn voice his grief at
visiting Moscow on such a sad occasion.
He said his father had entrusted to him
a message of thanks for the loyalty that
Moscow had displayed.
He concluded by stating that his aim
was to.walk in his father's footstep*. The
czar then proceeded to the cathedral,
where he and all the imperial and royal
personages again joined in a requiem.
At 10 o'clock the Kremlin, gun* gave
the signal and . the procession to
convey the remains to the railway
station was formed in the same order as
when the body was conveyed to tbe
cathedral. . The start was then made
lor the station. The weather was dull
and rainy and the streets were muddy.
Him great bell or Moscow tolled and
guns thundered forth salutes as the
body was removed from the cathedral.
The progress of the cortege through
the enormous crowds was tieeuly im
pressive. Dead stillness prevailed ex
cept when the populace caught sight of
the young czar, when the crowd broke
out into cheers. The procession arrived
at the railway station at 11:45. Here
generals bore the coffin to a dais
that had been erected in the center
of tlie station. The metropolitan
of Moscow, Grand Duke Sergius and
the clergy bearing tapers colored green.
ill* ecclesiastical mourning color, per
formed a service in the station. At the
czarina's request the priests did not
wear mourning, but were tired
in their usual festival robes of
silver brocade. The coffin was then
borne to the train, which was
draped with black, decorated, with
eagles. A large cross was on the door
of the funeral car. The imperial party
entered the train at noon, and at no >v
started for St. Petersburg to the music
ot the band of the Guard of Honor,
the singing of choirs and volley
of musketry from two infantry regi
ments that were drawn up outside
the station. The Russian regalia,
the imperial crown and six other
crowns.including those of Siberia
and.PoJaud, together with trie imperial
sceDter and ball, were displayed on
cushions of yellow brocade at the sta
tion previous to being returned to St.
Petersburg. They were guarded by
grenadiers.
During Sunday and Monday free din
ners were iriven in the Moscow monas
tery to ij.Ouo poor people.
RECBIVK THK DEAD.
St. Petersburg Awaiting the x\r-
rival of the Koyal Remains.
London, Nov. IS.—A dispatch to the
Times from St. Petersburg says that
mounted heralds attired in Mack velvet
tabards proclaimed today in all the
open spaces of the city the arrival of
the remaius of Czar Alexander to
morrow. The crowd listened in silence
to the proclamation. Owing to ttie
sudden arrival of winter the pontoon
bridge across the Nova river, which
was originally intended to be used for
the passage of the funeral procession,
had to be removed. The cortege will
therefore be compelled to make a long
detour and moss over the Nicholas
bridge at the English embankment. All
steamers have been obliged to leave
Croustadt lo avoid being rrozeu in.
St. Petersburg is making enormous
preparations to outvie Moscow's funeral
decorations.
CZAK I 4» i.'oil PEACK.
His Policy Is One of Internal
Improve me nt.
Sr. PrrSBKBUSto, Nov. 1-2.—Ou Fn
aay last M. De Uiers, the foreign min
ister, sent a circular to the Russian
representatives abroad declaring that
Czar Nicholas was lirmly resolved to
follow in his father's footsteps and
to devote his whole strength to the in
ternal welfare of the country, never de
viating from the pacific, loyal ;and firm
policy which had hitherto so greatly
contributed to the general peace. Rus
sia, the circular adds, will maintain her
friendly relations with all the powers
and will regard respect for law and or
der as the surest guarantee o f the tran
quillity of the state.
FONKtiAL AND WEDDING.
Both Events to Occur Within a
Fortnight.
Berlin. Nov. 12.—A dispatch to the
Cologne.Gazette from St. Petersburg
says that the interment of the remains
of the late czar has been fixed for Nov.
20, and it is added that the marriage of
the czar to Princess Allx will take
place not later than Nov. 26.
"Music hath Charms'— and so has the
delicious food made with Dr. Price's
Baking Powder.
FLOOD IN ENGLAND.
Many Bridges Swept Away by the
High Witter*.
London, Nov. 12.—Throughout the
southwestern part of England the rivers
are swollen, and the lower portions of
the towns along their banks are flooded.
Traffic on all the railroads in the sec
tion is delayed, aud many factories have
been closed. In a number of cases
bridges have been swept away by the
Moods.
Divided the Irish Fund.
Dublin, Nov. 12— A full meeting
of th<» Irish parlimenthry party
was held here today. Justin Mc-
Carthy presiding. Mr. McCarthy
announced the division of the
Paris fund according to agreement
Referring to the chocks sent to the
party by Lord .Tweedmouth and Mr
Gladstone, he said that he had accepted
all responsibility for taking them. He
regarded Mr. Gladstone's cheeK
as a gracious aud useful proof
that his Interest in the
Irish cause was unabated. The Issue
LADIES,
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Our Solid Oak chomber Suits still ;v
51j.00.
CROCKERY SALE v
; nlUhis week. fI.VOO Dinuer Sets to v
98.. 5; U<MM sets to s<; jr.. J
SOLID OAK SIDEBOARDS V
815.00 to 89.45. v
line Axinin-ter IJiiss, 40 per cent off V
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Brussels Carpets, only 4'Jc a yard. 'v
Smith & X
Farweli Co., |
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our estimates on Re-Upholstering v
Parlor Furniture, making it oetter v
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of the circular anent the cheeks was a
clerical blender. Such mistaKes eturbl
not to be discussed by the press. News
papers were not the tribunal before
which members of the party shall briu£
their grievances.
*
Gompers Aiding the Striker*.
New Fork. Nov. 12:— Samuel GMir.p
ers, president of the American Feder
ation of Labor, to which the cloalcmak
ers' union is attached, lias cone to Chi
casro. and it is rumored that he will take
important action in that city with a
view to aiding the strikers.
LADIES WHOOP 'EM UP.
dr:vver wmmrnm join- i* busc-
TION JOLXIFK ATSO.V
Paint the Town With a Big Pa.
rade-Woluottand Teller
as Orators.
Denver, Col.. Nov. 12.— The R pub
Means of the state of Colorado had a rati
fication meeting here tonight. The
parade was largest of its kind that ever
passed through the streets of Denver.
The towns throughout the stale'
sent large delegations to lake part
in the celebration. The .women
of Denver who worked for the
Republican party on election took a
leading part in the parade tonight, some
preferring to walk rather than ride ill
carriages through the streets. At the
capitol grounds speeches were made by
Senator Teller. Senator.Wolcott, Gnv\-
Eifcct Mclntosh, Cuutrressman-Elcct
Shafroth, and M. B. Boweii, who was
defeated in the Second district for con
gress.
BONDS WILL BE ISSUED.
Officials at Washington Are Keti
cent Regarding the Mat
ter.
New Yoi:k, Nov. 12.—1t is stated
confidentially In Wall street today that
the government bond issue had beer
agreed upon. Secretary Carlisle, so tut
story goes, was informed Saturday night
of the president's arrangement vwith
New York bankers. To await con
gressional action would involve too
much delay, without any guarantee of
favorable results.
John A. Stewart, president of the
United States Trust company, who vis
ited President Cleveland in Washington
last week, says the amount of the bond
issue will be 160.W6.60Ql The issue will
be made probably within three days.
Officials Keli< en".
Washing.tox. Nov. 12.—There are no
new developments in the matter of an
other bond issue. Both the president
and Secretary Carlisle were in Phila
delphia to witness the launchiug of the
St. Louis, and consequently nothing
from an authoritative source could be
obtained. Assistant Secretary Curtis
went to New York Saturday, but if
his visit has any significance or con
nection with the bond issue qesiion,
he was very careful to concent* it.-
An inquiry at Secretary Carlisle's
house at 8:80 was met with a reply that
the secretary had already retired, beiiiif
much wearied with his trip to Phila
delphia. There had been no further
developments to indicate the prouaoie
time ol issuing the call.
Mexiuau Maitcis.
Cri y of Mk.xioo, Nov. 13.—Tlie po
lice are raiding and arresting counter
feiters here continuatly.
Gen. Pedro llinkjos, minister of war,
has gone to Yen Cruz.
The Fourth infantry, it is said, will
go to Chiapas soon, taking a post on the
frontier ot Guatemala.
The day time card of the Central rail
road reduces ttie time between Mexican
and American cities greatly.
The Coiima volcano is still eruptive.
Exchange on New York 98 percent
premium. _
Wilson at the Hub.
Boston, Nov. 12.—Hon. William L.
Wilson, of West Virginia, lectured ou
"Some Problems Confronting Free Gov
ernment" before an audience of about
2,000 at the People's Temple tonight.
The congressman was given a cordial
reception when introduced by ex-Gov.
William E. Russell. His speech was a
scholarly presentation al questions af
fecting the maintenance of pupulai
government. At the close of thu lect
ure he held an informal reception.
Bankers Are Keady.
New Yokk. Nov. 12.—At an informal
meeting of New Yo&k bankers held this
afternoon the question of "the bond is
mm" was discussed. One of the gentle
men who was present said that it wa:
decided, in the case of an issue, tht
Now York banks, would, as heretofore
respond 10 the request of the irovern
tnent, and help it in every possible way.
Financier's Fate.
New YoRK.Nov.I2.—J. Hood Wright,
who was a partner in the banking house
of Drexel, Morgan & Co.. died suddenly
tonight on the elevated railway. He
was fifty-s^ven years old, and had
property at Eustus Park, Col.

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