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Washington. Nov. 30.—Indications: For
Wisconsin : Fair, except showers in extreme
southern portions; variable winds, mostly
For Minnesota : Generally fair; cooler in
western portion; rartaale winds.
For North u:ul South Dakota: Fair; colder;
for Montana: Kair; cooler; variable winds.
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30, S:4Bp iii Local Time, S p.m. T.'>th Meridian
Observations taken at the same mo
ment of tim at all stations.
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St. Paul. 30.30 3 Med'e Hat. . 30.34 20
Duluth... :.■.- -26 Sw't Cur'eut :t0.34 20,
l.a i r..-.-f 30.26 Si yu'Appelle :<.::, ?8
Huron .... *».In '.';. jMinnedosa. . 30.22 16
Pierre .... 30.M 3*- Winnipeg. . 30.20 14
Mocrhead.. :tO.r.-j| - Port Arthur. .>■>.:> 1!
St.VißCCiil 3 •.'■■: If | i
Bismarck r.tUO. IS Boston .'JO-.TO
Williston... *\I6 ■.'■ liuttalo.. .. 36-3S
Havre 3.22 '■>' Cheyenne.'.'. ;t^-4S
Wiles City.. ao.lS '£ Chicago .... 3(!-3i> i
Helena.. . 28 'M ; Cincinnati.. 48-."U
Edmonton.. .;i)..)0 -■■• Cleveland...
Bhtt!efor>.i.. :) ■.:.' Montreal
Pr. Albert .. 30.20 1! New York... 36-38
Calcary .. ..;".:■■: 3 PittsburK I 44-40
1' F. Lyoxs, Loot:! Forecast Official.
Hah. December! Come to think of
it, make it snow.
li i- still a qtMstMMi whether blood or
beer will tiow most freely in Alabama
Amu:! v Carnegie !.as officially an
nounced tbal lie will take none of his
wealth wild him.
How [*i.easaxt2 You have still
thirty-nut- days to tlx up an air-tight
Itory ab.iiu your Income.
Omaha is ready to receive condo
lences. The next trans-Mississippi con
tress wiil take place there.
The New York police will see to it
iliat not over eignt men are killed in the
i'aie-Princeton game this afternoon.
Thf. liveryman who has the sign
♦>Kates" in trout of his establishment
* reminded that he is liable to be mis
Tiif. Democrats will have a merry
Christmas anyway, it should not be
forgotten that, although walloped, they
ire still In office.
Let ;i be recorded that there is over
HOO.OOO.OUU of gold in the reserve again.
I'ncie Sam nan have some new gold
braid un his coat now.
Will Mr. Stewart, who engineered
the deal which landedsso,ooo,oooof gov
eriinu'iit bonus in the hands of a syndi
cate, be a candidate for president?
The English are termed a "nation of
Shopkeepers. *: They enjoy mundane
blessings. though, as the export record
of Price's Cream Making Powder testi
fied, incomparably the purest and
Wrongest leavening agent.
Originality is a characteristic of
Minnesota tarn. A Winona county
farmer yesterday poured strychnine
Into an oiikin and swallowed the onion.
The poison did its work neatly and
The Pillsbury A mill, of Minneapolis,
poes right on breaking records. How
would it do for the oitl mill to grease up,
make a run ot 10,000 barrels Dec. 24,
and present the days Hour product to
the poor of Minnesota?
A Philadelphia man brushed his
teeth »o hard that he got a lot ot bristles
cut ot the brush, they lodged in his
throat, itnd the irritation killed him.
The wonder lies In the fact that a Phil
adelphia man was found with sufficient
enthusiasm to brush his teeth with such
The elections being over, and the
need of trying to fool all the people all
the time being temporarily passed, the
Inter Ocean can now speak of la«t year's
panic as "tlit: senseless bankers' panic."
A month atco it was the manufacturers'
and business men's and workingmeifs
panic. Now it was only the "senseless
Tit esteemed Chicago TriDune ac
cuses the Inter Ocean of "intense
friendship for trusts and combines or
for the legislation nhich breeds them."
And yet we recall the pain it gave us
but a couple of months ago to read in
our esteemed contemporary it 3 assaults
on a Democratic measure designed to
mitigate and eventually remove the
trust and combine-breeding policy. Be
tween these two, in the bitterness of
their senatorial quarrel, their readers
are getting an unwonted quantity of
There is this difference between this
administration and its predecessor:
The former paid 23 tc 90 per cent pre
mium for the privilege of paying off the
bonds; and, partly because of that and
more because of the policy embodied
in it, this administration is selling
bonds at a premium of 17 per cent. Bor
rowing is a bad and a sad business at
any time, but there is more of the oter
nai fitness of things in borrowing
money in Washington with Minnesota
wheat at 40 cents than there, was En
paying 30 per cent premiums to take up
bonds at the Washington end with
wheat at oO cents at the other end.
Democrats K«t it rubbed in in these
iiaysof turn-down without mercy, and
their only consolation is that they had
their day once and will have it again.
But defeat does not render them im
pervious to a good story, even if its
Bharp point is towards them, so Demo
crats joined in the laugh when a Repub
lican said the other evening that the
Democrats reminded him of old Uncle
Remus, who twen (isliini: ami fell asleep
with his line floating in the river. A
monster catfish crabbed the hook and
milled Undo Iteiuiis into the river.
Awakened and puzzled by the sudden
mnu'i'siou, [leitius exclaimed: "Wat 1
wants ter know is if (Us nit: tier am
a-fishing or am (tat list) a-nlgjje-rin'."
ItKFKitKMiU.u i.\ PKACTICR
Those uneasy folk who think that
the irovei timent docs not do ettoucil for
its people, and are bsatesjln|C legisla
tures and councils, generally in vain,
for further intervention of the state, are
quite Mire they could Bet what they
want if they had the Swiss law of Ini
tiative and referendum. Should a leg
islature or council then be ludiffeteut
to their demands, they could proceed by
initiative and compel the submission ol
their scheme- to the suffrages of the
We approach the proposition for these
methods of ascertaining the popular will
from quite another direction, and be
lieve that they would operate to save
cities and states from much of the class
and other legislation which the coward
ice or timidity of the legislators per
mits lest the vote of some class or other
be offended. It is a weakness of our
federal congress that no vote of a want
of confidence in any national measure
proposed by the majority party works a
dissolution of congress and an appeal to
the country on the especial issue thus
raised. The Fifty-fourth congress will
meet with no clear direction from the
voters who chose it as to what they
wished to have done. The successful
party offered no positive policy, and the
unsuccessful one could not defend the
breach of fait!) embodied in the princi
pal act of the session.
In a blind, vague, indeterminate sort
of a way the congressional elections are
a referendum; but the efficacy of it, im
paired by the want of a single clear
is-ue, is entirely dissipated hi the pro
vision which requires congress to as
semble thirteen months after the mem
bers are chosen. Meantime conditions
have changed, and that which was de
tenninative of the election has become
inoperative. There results a loss of a
sense of responsibility on the part
of the voter when easting his ballot, ami
of the representative whan be takes his
But what we started to show was that
the referendum in Switzerland does not
support the expectations of its working
by the class iv this country who are
most eager to have it adopted here.
These are for the greater part the quasi -
socialists, not prepared to go tti* lull
length of state socialism, but wishing
to have the state make little ventures
in it to meet the emergencies of some
case that attracts their attention. A
recent experiment iv that country cou
There too. as well as here, are people
who believe, with ex-President Harri
son and others of his school, that it is
the duty of the government to provide
remunerative occupation for its people
who may need it. A petition to the fed
eral government was circulated, and re
ceived over j\!,000 signatures, asking it
to initiate a law for that purpose. The
federal council, in obedience to the
law. submitted the proposition to a gen
eral election, and it whs defeated by
over 300,000 majority, only some 72,000
voting for it. Consul Germain in his
report notes that the expense of the
election was $12,000—a very cheap price,
we should say, to pay for so emphatic a
rejection of so vicious a principle of
government. We believe that if all our
paternal and semi-socialistic legisla
tion, dragooned through councils and
legislatures by fear of offending some
one class or other ot voters, could be
thus remitted to the people, there, would
be a healthy slaughtering of the
schemes. We favor the referendum.
Mil. BISSKLIj's HEFOUf.
Mr. Bissell relieves the customary
dry ness of departmental reports with
practical suggestions of reforms needed
in that part of the public service which
falls under his charge. We alluded to
the progress he has made in the exten
sion of the civil service, and we rind in
his report other evidence of his efforts
in the direction of improvement.
We douot not that the future historian
of our country will make the Fifty-first
congress a landmark at which certain
tendencies culminated. Should the re
public be afflicted with a complete res
toration of Republicanism to power,
there is no question tuat the lessons of
"J2 and "!)4 will prevent them from in
augurating that universal iush to the
hog trough that characterized every de
partment of government after 1880.
Among the schemes for ridding the
treasury of its surplus and of prevent
ing any such accumulation again was
the mail subsidy scheme to which con
gress committed the postal department.
Reading that portion of Mr. Bissell's
report recalls to memory the fervid dec
lamations in congress and the enthusi
astic editorials of the press of the domi
nant party, in those haicyou days of
spending, anent the relations of the
tiag and commerce, and how plainly it
was shown that all that was needed to
restore Us us trie commerce with other
nations which navigation and protective
taws had very nearly strangled was to
make an appropriation by means of
which the flag could be floated on ships
into foreign ports. "Commerce follows
the flag," was the cry.
Speeches were mad* and editorials
written,learnedly discussing the amount
of money that must be paid these ships
for each mile they sailed in order to in
duce them to fly the flag, and glowing
were the anticipations of the enlarge
ment of our foreign trade to uufailingly
follow. It was not that these speeches or
editorials were really needed to induce
congress to engage in the wort?; they
were only intended to sugai-coat the
extravagant appropriations, an excuse
for which congress was seeking.
The scheme carried, of course, for it
carried an appropriation, and making
appropriations was the mission of the
restored party. Contracts were ruadu
by the postmaster general with lines to
sundry port 3, at prices per mile sailed
ranging from only (Mi; 2,, cents to the Gal
veston and La (Juayra line, up to $4 a
mile with the more fortunate Interna
tional Navigation company for lines
from New York to Southampton and
Antwerp. These contracts were to run
from five to ten years, and called for the
mere bagatelle of 124.392,240 to pay for
the flag service. Eleven such contracts
in all were made by Mr. Wanamaker.
Mr. Bissell brought into office with
him the old-fashioned Democratic idea
that the flag followed trade, and trade
went only where it found profit in
going; aud, it it found that profit, it
would go there whether it was paid a
stipend to or not; and it would not go,
even if subsidised, if it were unprofita
ble. So he set himself to work 10 tret
rid of these flag-floating contracts.
Probably he was aided in it by the ex
perience of the companies teaching
them that there was no magical prop
erty in a flag to win freightage, and
without that the subsidy was "not such
a golldarned fat dogskin after all."
Anyway, lie has induced al! but three
to surrender their contracts.
These three have "too good a thing"
to relinquish it. They aro the lines
from New York to La Guayra, Tuxpau
THE SAINT - PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORttmG, -DECEMBER 1 IBM
and flarana. .fust how good a thine
they have is shown by a comparison
with what it costs under the contracts.
and what it wo«l<t cost not under con
tract—that is, what it could have (Men
done tor if congress had not hitched the
titiir to an appropriation. These three
contracts cost. Mr. Bissell says, tMO,
868, and it would have been 129.CtM.72.
This runiNaes the information needed
to determine just how much it costs to
By the Hair on these three lines. It is
the difference between what is paid and
what it could have been done for.or just
?-2.")T.T7(.1.-2S. On th» contracts whose
cancellation Mr. Bissetl has secured the
total savins: amounts to $14,431.32.",, a
very pretty sum to save, and the old Hag
is just as safe and respected and more
emblematical than ever.
A COKIIEBPONI>EST says nil the peo
ple of Uooolato want is a base ball
team. How would a football team do?
if tliß Sandwiches aot into a real lively
football contest, they ininht settle tlie
iortn of govornirifnt before ending it.
AT THE THEATERS.
An organization of less strength than
the Tavary Opera company would
hardly dare to attempt a Waaner opera
that demands the delicate interpreta
tion that Tannhauser must have, or
else fall perfectly flat and fail de
uiorably in telling the story of the saint
like Elizabeth, who, although outraged
and insulted in her faith, still prays
for her lover's absolution; and of the
errintr minstrel's siu and his Baal res
toration to grace.
To appreciate the opera the audience
must follow the intention of the great
composer, anil the mind must grasp the
gratKleur and mystery of the plot,
the ear at the same time follow
ing the beautiful music. Whether
the audience last night appre
ciated <t superb interpretation of
the magnificent lines or not, it certainly
gave every evidence of enjoying the per
formance given by Madame Tavary and
her company. Tavary's conception of
the woman -saint Elizabeth, whose love
for Tannhauser, although of the spirit
ual quality, is womanly withal, as is
shown by her defense of him in the
Hall of Minstrelsy, just after he has
profaned the place by his blasphemous
depiction of love, is yot of the devotion
al type which would sooner give up its
object than accept a love that is not
holy. Madame Tavary in this role is
Elizabeth herself, and she sings her
part without any dramatic embellish
ments to appeai to tier hearers, but
simply for the part itself; and in the
second act, where she makes an appeal
lor Tanohauser after the challenge.she
rises near to th« ideal of the treat com
The chorus and general ensemble were
aooi. and, although not quite so capa
ble of supporting Tavary in this as in
some 01 the former productions of the
company, it was very satisfactory.
\\ illiam H. Hamilton, as Herman Laud
mve, has a voice that is peculiarly
adapted to the recitative parts of this
role, and William Mertens, as Wolfram,
was very good. Of his work, which
was almost all done iv German, his best
effort was'-Oh: StarofErv."
Payne Clark is evidently quite a fa
vorite here, and a great deal of credit is
due him for his sympathetic interpreta
tion of the part of Taunhauser. as it is
very selaom that so young an artist is
riven an opportunity to appear in a
Wagnerian Vole, to say nothing of two.
However, Mr. Clark its in some danger
of not continuing to improve, and a lit
tlu less display of consciousness in the
matter of his audience would improve
Signor Morrealle's handling of the or
chestra has received far too little notice,
as is likely to be the way with the or
chestration of an opera, but last night
at the close of the grand chorus the
audience paid a very high tnbuw to the
splendid work done.
Instead of "William Tell," the com
pany gives "Cavalioria Rustieana" and
the last act of "11 Trovatore" tonight.
This change has been made on account
of the sreat many requests that have
been sent in to Mr. Scott for an oppor
tunity to hear Tavary again in those
Darts. "Carmen will bo given this
For tonight a most delightful chance
has be«n mado and instead of '•William
Tell,'" as has been advertised, Mas
cagni's grand musical gem "Cavalleria
Kusticana" will be given by special re
quest, together with the entire last act
of "li Trovatore," including the brilliant
Miserere scene, by the Tavary Opera
company. The cast will be a superb
one, inclurtine the entire list of artists,
supported by their own grand chorus
and orchestra, and the event will be of
unusual interest as giving to our music
lovers one more opportunity of hearing
"Cavalleria" magnificently sung by the
artists of the Tavary company. This
afternoon the matinee will be the spir
ited opera "Carmen," with a cast of art
ists that is said to give a representation
equal to any given by the large metro
Just two more times, and then Jacob
Litt's famous play, "lv Old Kentucky,"
is gone. ><ever in the history of this
theater have there been such crowds
assembled as this week. The sale for
this afternoon and tonight is simply
tremeudous. At the matinee the usual
Grand scale of prices—lo, 20, 25 and 35
Those stellar comedians, Conroy and
Fox, with their clever company of sing
ing and dancing comenians, will pre
sent a new musical comedy entitlrd
•'Hot Tamales" at the Grand opera
house tomorrow evening. This is a
neat and clean performance, and iv
keeping with their reputation for re
fined and humorous work. The singing
of Miss Josie La Fontaine is perfectly
charming, while Messrs. Harry E. Fair
banks and C. F. Lorraine possess pow
erful and effective tenor and basso
voices respectively. The comic por
tion is stimulated by the splendid danc
ing of Thomas Watson and Arlie La
tham, the ex-ball player. Miss Kittie
Allen is a wonderful wing and buck
dancer, while Miss St. George Hussey,
the famous Irish character actress,
singer and dancer, has no equal. The
others are all good.
In "The Interloper or the Feet or
Venus" Stu-art Kobson is said to have a
part that is entirely different from any
thing that he has yet played. The com
edy was produced at the Chicaco opera
house last week, and met with great
success there. The sale of seats for Mr.
Kobson's engagement is already large,
and indications point toward a splendid
Clyde shipbuilders dispute that the
United States war ship Maine— record
17.55 knots hourly—is fastest of its class.
They, however, concede the superiority
of Price's Cream Baking Powder.
Outlaws Threaten Informers.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 30.—Great ex
citement exists in the little town of
Deep Fork. Six citizens of that place
gave to the Indian territory depu
ties the duo that led to the
arrest of the outlaw "Skeeter," who has
just been tried and sentenced to Fort
Smith. Wednesday morning placard*
surmounted by skulls and cross bones
were nailed to their doors. The placards
were sinned: "By order of Bill Cook."
and announced that the informers had
been spotted and would soon bo killed.
Three Children Hunted.
Getttsbunq, s. I)., Nov. 90.—While
Mr. and Mr?. August Miller were doing
chores on the farm today thu house took
fire and (heir three chUurcu were
ST. UNDREW HONORED'
The Seventeenth Annual Ban
quet of the Society a
SONG, FROLIC AND ORATORY.
Retiring President Grant
Gives the Gavel to Presi
TELEGRAMS OF GREETING.
One of the Most Brilliant
Events in the History of
Ye hanks and braes v' bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sac fre>4i and luir;
Ilow can ye chant, ye little birds.
And 1 sac weary, In 1 o care!
Tiiou'll break my lieait, thou warbling bird.
Thai wantons through the tloweriui;
Thou minds me o' depnrted joys,
Departed—never to return.
Oft hue I roved t>y bonny Doon,
To see ttie rose and woodbine twiuej
And ilka bird sansr o" its luve,
And Fondly sac did I o' niiue.
With lightsome heart I pod a rosa
Kif sweet uyon its thorny tree;
And my fause luver stole my rose,
Jiut, ah: he left the thorn \vi" me.
— Boocrt ilurns.
Last nieht there took place at the
Windsor the seventeenth anniversary
and ball of the St. Andrew's society".
Appropriately was the programme orna
mented in silt with the quid auld Scotch
From 7:45 to 0 p. m., tho meniber3 of
the society assembled in the parlors and
indulged in social converse. It was
fully D before the members and their
ladies tiled down the stairs into the
spacious dining rooms of tie hospitable
The Programme Opened
with an overtnre, Scotch selections, by
the St. Anthony Hill orchestra. This
was followed by the entire audience
singing "Ye Banks and Bnies o' Bonny
Doon," while standing.
Retiring President John Grant then
arose and read in quid braid Scotch the
following telegrams—one from Montreal
and the other from Winnipeg:
"Th« President St. Andrew's Socletv,
"When Fingal fecht and Ossian sang,
o'er forbears mon a fick o? fame, their
baini9 maun aye be strong and brave,
tae rive their faither's bonnet.
"John Grant. President St. Andrew's
Society, St. Paul: Our haggis has but
a tooni wamti the year an' our sark*
minna rive, but for a' that we hae mir
cauld kail oaberdeen the nicht. Joy be
wi' ye. A. Cajikbon, President."
Retiring President John Grant then
gave his parting; address, as follows:
"lii the meeting; tonight to celebrate
the seventeenth anniversary of the St.
Andrew's Society of St. Paal. it de
volves upon me, by virtue of office, to
give an outline of the work of the so
ciety. Our record daring these years
has been varied; at times we have felt
the flush of success*, and then again
we nave been confronted with heavy
liabilities and only an empty treasury
to meet the obligations. In the more
recent years, however, we have had
hau comparatively smooth sailing, from
the fact that our funds were more plen
tiful, and always on the increase. The
year just closing has bc-en one demand
ing an exceptional strain on our re
sources. The unusual depression which
tas been experienced throughout the
country has necessarily thrown a great
many deserving cases on our hands,
but, fortunntely, wo were capable of
relieving them. To supply the extreme
drain on lIM charity fmiJ
WeAVore Obliged to Curtail
th» social features of our organization;
notwithstanding, after doing some val
uable work by way of assisting those in
distress, we stand today, from a finan
cial point of view, in better circum
stances than ever before. We have been
taught by experiences of the past year
that, in order to comv.-titrate Scotchmen
resident in our city, some mateiial Im
provements were necessary to advance
the interests of our members and en
courage those eligible to unite with us.
Therefore a committee, consisting
of our most intellectual counsel
ors, have almost accomplished
the revision of our constitu
tion, which will hereafter embody
a sick benefit fund, and also provides
for an appropriation upon the decease
of a member. This constitution, when
completed, will contain a clause pro
vidin? for the institutintr of a ladies'
auxiliary in connection with our so
ciety. This auxiliary, I understand,
will not be confined strictly to Scotch,
but that others in sympathy with us
will also be admitted. With these in
creased privileges, together with our
social and literary entertainments in
the winter months, and uur Caledonian
sports in the summer, there is no reason
why a single Scotchman should be out
side our ranks.
"1 have had sufficient acquaintance
with the officer! elected to vouch that
our society will be represented by a
class of nun that will be a credit to our
already <ood name. With their united
etforts coupled with the hearty co-op
etation of Lne members an opportunity
for progress present itself which has
never been feasible, and ought to put
our society on a parallel with any sim
ilar order in the state."'
Grant Installs t!io Ofn>er<*.
Retiring President Grant then, with
well chosen words, installed the otlicers
elect. as follows: Trustees, George
Martin, Lawrence Hope, \V. F. Myron;
Andrew Catternach, treasurer: James
Beddie, financial secretary; Jamea
Drummond. recording secretary; John
F. Smith, second vice president; Rob
ert Wilson, first vice president; A. D.
Fine choice selecaons by the Schubert
Mandolin club succeeded.
President-elect McLeott briefly said
that he appreciated the honor of his
election, and would try and do his duty.
A selection by the instrumental trio—
Messrs. Frank Horn, George G. ingrain
and VV. F. Myron—then came on.
The toast "President of the United
States and Queen of Great Britain"
was responded to by the orchestra with
"ilaii Columbia* and "God Save the
Then Miss Jeannie Be>rg gave a vocal
selection, preceding Rev. .). P. Egbert,
who replied to the toast "Scotland.''
Dr. Egbert spoke iv substance: "I
was asked to respond because there's
not a drop of Scotch blood in my veins,
1 suppose. But there is in my brain,
i ; trust, for I love the Scottish
people. For years I was under the in
struction of Dr. McCosh, and 1 learned
to honor him. When a boy 1 had a
little volume of Burns' poems. 1 read
it through, and i learned to believe
there was no poet like Bums. lie was
a farmer's boy, and so was I. If any
one is not a lover of Scotland, I think 1
could make him such could he but visit
Scotland and view its beauties of scen
ery through' rocks and delis on to Edin
burgh. One time i was with two
travelers who were discussing as
to what city was the most "beau
tiful. It was finally left to me.
to decide. 1 decided in favor of Edin
burgh, but selected Constantinople as
the ideal city. Scotland is not only a
place of beauty, but one of men.
It Need Not Feel Athamed
of its great names, nmong . which are
not only Wallace and Brooks. It is a
lone roil, ana a grand one. In literature
there stands Scott, for one. In philos
ophy, what greater names thai) Harnil
ton and Dr. McCosh? The latter was not
only a thorough Scotehmau, but an ar
dent Americau 39 well. Gladstone,
though born In Lancashire, traces his
Scotch ancestry to his father." Dr. Eg
bert told several good stories, and closed
his remarks with ihe suggestion that
Scotland's splendid literature, old and
new, ought to be collected and published
in one body, as it is among the greatest.
Ho, paid a glowing tribute to Jobs
Kuox.who prayed God to give him Scot
land. His prayer was answered, and
he made the Scottish people an intel
ligent and religious people.
Mrs. Dr. Brimhall sunn "'Awake." In
response to an encore, she gave "Bye,
"Rev. Dr. A. N. Carson responded to
the toast "America."
\ "He laughs best who laughs last,"
said Dr. Carson. lam glad to be here
tonight. I followed Dr. Eebert with
zvv-iit interest as he told of his journey
through lochs and the Trossachs, clear
through to beautiful Edinburgh. 1
would not detract from the beauties of
Scottish scenery. We have America.
[Cheers.] cot land has its lonely lochs;
we have our chain of great lakes. Scot
laud lias its rocky, mountainous fist
nesses, but so has America. While
Scotland has its beautiful Edin
burgh, America, too, has its
fair cities. We have our
Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Johns Hop
kins and the proud university of our
own commonwealth. Scotland has its
meat commercial Glasgow; wo have
New York and Chicago. Last, but by
no means least, wt> have
Our Own Loved City
of St. Paul, nestling among the myriad
It ilia — a grrat metropolitan center. A
man may hay« the current of Scottish
blood m bit veins, and love his native
country, but none the less does he love
America, the fairest sister in the family
of oations—the beloved land of nis
adoption. We have here no landed
aristocracy to pay honors to. America
sheds the tear and extends the hand of
sympathy and love to all. Ht*r willing
hand stands ready to aid those that
need it. We will in time achieve in
fact what we have already in theory,
universal freedom and universal educa
Dr. Carson told the story of an Amer
ican that waa induced to drink to the
extreme vrrft* of intoxication by some
friends, and then conducted into the
catacombs at Koine. When he had slept
oil his lethargy he awoke. Seeing the
myriad skeletons about him. he ejacu
lated: "Kessurection morn? And Amer
ica is the first to awaken to it!"
.J. C. Myron sung a number of old
Scottish songs, and was followed by .).
H. Barnard, who responded to tin* toast
"The Lassies" in a most humorous
Said Mr. Barnard: "Two years ago 1
atteinpte t this same subject and failed.
Tne committee i>ut me down attain,
hoping 1 would do better. 1 attempted
a hignfalutin string, l attempted to
show that all reai good came from
womankind. Some of
'■lie Iticllir.n Doubted
this. I would noi dare to again handle
this ticklish subject but for tlie fact
that I saw a chance to redeem myself.
To my mind ir.y remaiku then were the
crowning effort of my life, but a good
old Scotch lady remarked to mo at the
close: %ilae ye nae mair seii3e, mon,
than to drag out you're spaecii to sicli
lengths? Couldua ye see ail were
tiedgetin' aboot to jret to the dunces?'
I Mraat to refer to the ladies' auxiliary,
outlined by our retiring president. I
think I know one of the objects of their
organization. The ladles have evi
dently determined that our worthy
president-elect shall join the ranks of
the Benedicts. Of course, it is to be
hoped he'll select a winsome Scotch
lassie. The womau that wins him will
be presented with a prize by the society,
not but that any woman will have a
prize who wins the warm and generous
heart of Archie McLeod."
A number of selections were then
given by the Schubert Mandolin ciub,
sitter which President McLeod re
quested ail to withdraw from the dining
room, which was immediately cleared
for the dancers.
The dancing programme in reg
ular order was as follows: Grand
inarch, quadrille, Scotch reel,
waltz, lancers, Highland schottische,
quadrille; waltz; lanciers; scliotrische;
Newport; lanciers; wall/.; polka; Cir
'I lie Reception < uiumittea
consisted of Mrs. W. F. Myron, Mrs.
John Clarkson, Mrs. J. F. Smith, Mrs.
William Rodger, Mrs. Lawrence Hope'
Mrs. (i. Martin. Mrs. R. Patrick, Mrs
Allan Brown, Mrs. Thomas Cameron,
Duncan Connell. Lawrence Hope.
Jam.-s Beditie, A. D. McLeod. John
Clnrkson, Robert Wilson and W. F.
Myron. J. D. Roberts, Adam Lam-
BOfl and Allan Brown were Moor
managers, and Andrew Cattanach and
J. li. Ritchie comprised the door com
Among those present at this, one of
the most successful and enjoyable func
tions ever given by the society, were:
J. C. Myron and wife. W. 1. Black. D,
F. Ferguson, J. F. Hose and wife.James
Stoddard and wife, Archie Gray and
sister, William Slanlck and rife, George
Dickson and wife. William Nichols and
wife, Scott McDonald. E. J. Dnrragh,
Mrs. Berkley. W. W. Lorimer, Jennie
Hoatson, Andrew Gibson, Adam
Lawson. Miss Lawson. Miss Reed,
Miss Julia McDermott. Mr-*. George
Bell, 6. Hope and wife, J. D. liobens
and wife. There were many others.
Tltese may, perhaps, be properly men
tioned generally in the words of the old
Scotch song: "There was Sandy Grant
and his cousin's son, Dugald a*id Don
ald and Duncan Gunn. twa. three mair
ohaps. and we had some fun, but all got
home sober m the moruimr."
Strangers in Town.
United States Senator Powers, of
Montana, was at the Merchants, yester
day, and left last night for Washington.
He was accompanied by J. P. Baker, a
banker of Bismarck, and the two at
tended to some business in the city.
Senator Powers is a candidate to suc
ceed himself, when the legislature meets
in January, and thinks he has a reason
able chauce for success.
State Senator EL T. Young, of Apple
ton, is at the Windsor. He says that he
and the representatives from his district
aie non-committal on the senatorial
question. The matter was hardly
spoken of during the campaign. His
people are interested in having railroad
iands taxed and in the forfeiture of
about <)O.<X)O acres of indemnity lands
located in Swift, Chippewa and Lac gui
Seuator E. B. Collster, ofaWaseca, is
at the Windsor. lie is a free lance on
senatorial and other Questions likeiy to
come up in the legislature.
Hon. C. L. Brown, of Morris, judge
of the. Sixteenth judicial district, is at
the Windsor. He is one of the few
judges in the state who is satisfied to
let politics take its course, ana has no
opinion on events of such character to
express for publication.
A number of the Hennepin county
delegation were in the city yesterday
viewing the situation aud making ar
rangements to open headquarters for
Seuator Washbwrn Monday.
Always at the head of the procession
— Dr. Priee's-the best of tho bakiug
JOHN A. S.KWAKT.
Got up the syndicate that took 150,
OOo.non in bonds from the trovernmeu
end will make at least a million by the
£ RANSOM & HOKTON'S "AD." Jk
A T '
5 ill PlIfA i^OT7C<
# in iwu jjciyb*
£ 77? at 5 w//?a£ we wanted to be sure to do on %
# Friday, Nov. 30th, and Saturday, Dec. Ist We %,
X set our mark and were this much short on Nouem- X
<r ber, and, to attain our object, made a great $
S Yesterday's result was immense, and we ex- X
pect a great rush today. 0
# Every article in our house in both Fur and $
0 Cloth Cloak departments will be offered at prices &
j 6 that will make it such an object for you to pur- %
!k chase on one of these days that we think you in- %
X tending purchasers MUST respond. Now see X
S what we offer: — MUST respond. Haw see ?
what we offer: —
$ 52 | 25 $
# Take your choice for \ Take your choice for
$ Friday and Saturday, Friday and Saturdau &
& only I only i
X TPi Sri $160'^175 i These are our $55 and $60 4
£ and $190 Garments all garment3> the choicest As _^
0 mean just what we say.
| 30 32 J
$ Mink Sacques Seal Sacques |
# Take your choice Fri- c T% he your choice for A
# day and Saturday on/v tn?a^ and Saturday J
at * \ only for J
5 These are 40 to 42 Thereisn'tone in the lot%
inches long, made with cost us less t!mn $223> and
S 7-inch Tail Border, of cost average cost $220> and JT
7-inch Tail Border, of the average cost is $256. *
Minnesota Mink,and now They are all ALASKA seal, 9
\ marked $180, $190 and sold and warranted as such &
; $200. or money refunded. 0}
I^ELECTIIC llin^ETO "' I^B #
# SEAL JAuKtlO ihn ,+ -nn ■ v #
J> * — A bout 30 Capes in all.
% Take your Choice Fri- last season's styles, in <r
J day and Saturday only Monkey, Mink, Marten. $
for | Electric, Etc. Take your &
1 ■ These are extra choice " " Gent 010 III! J
vj selected skins, extreme There are some splen- &
# style, 34 and 36 inches did values here,' and <®
<& long, and marked $80 wise buyers will do well &
and $90. : to see them. v
120%Oiscounlon ii Fur ii (p ?
€ Lv oUijlulilllUiirll I 111 IfiUnjf
NOW in our Cloth Cfoa'i Department We g:v2 you also &
0) some Deep Cuts and some Great Values. We offer you
# 30 —50 &
| Chinchilla CLOAKS, worumbo chinchillas 1
6 Take your choice Friday , Take your choice for Fri-£
6 and Saturday Only for da V and Saturday only, for X
Ia . We have sold over 100 of these j^
¥^ This is Our $14.50 Cloak, as a leader at $18.00, and they
$ and one Of our best Sellers of are now advertised in this city as A
Sand whole season. sellers of are now i SIS-50- this city a. a
# the net cost in August. was 52J, f°'' y°"r g°°d d°"ars #
the net cost in August t%£. f y°U' 9 °°d **^
1 15 Per Cent Discount on Children's Cloaks, %
This means a lot, as we have the best line in either city and marked
&at the closest profit. Bear this in mind on Saturday. ' Jb
6 Outside the above-mentioned cuts we will make a aenera! TFN PFR >£>
X CENT DISCOUNT FOR TWO DAYS on our entire Cloth Cloak Suit and X
& Waist Department. Of course you know our goods are ALL NEW and &
j^ marked very close already. Now, then, bring in your mono;/ aid rail X
us up the $5,000 IN TWO DAYS. #
| AND— s!xth I
% Street, <P
5 SEND FOR A CATALOGUE. Mali .orders &
dp filled on prices FOR A CATALOGUE. Mail orders S
filled on prices of this sale if received Friday or Saturday, £
Nov. 30th and Dec. Ist. V 5
6 RANSOM & HORTON. %
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