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TEE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHE i> EV ERY 9AY A i <UK OI.OBK BUILDING. rOKNKK FOURTH AND CEDAR STREETS MrFHIAI. PAKB OF KA.MSKV «Ol *TV. DA«E.Y(NOTIIM3I.IiI>INGSIINDAY.) By Hi,- month, mull or carrier ..4Oe Due year bj «arrier,iiiatlvaiiee.s4.OO Due)ear by mail, in advance.. .$3.00 DAILY AND 4 DA V. lt> tin- month, mail or carrier..soc Oneyear b> (•arrler,tiiadTanee.9s.OO Out* }iar by mail. In advance. .$4.00 M M)\l ALONK. Per Single <'«!»> Five Cent* Three 9loii(li»^ instil or carrier .50c One Year, b> carrier #1 50 l>iie\'r«is by mall $1 "5 WEKKLY VI". nil. GMBB. Due year, SI ! Hx mo., die | Three mo., 35c Address all letters and telegrams to Till: GLOBE. M. Paul. Minn. If stern Advertising Office-Room 517 Temple Court Building, New York. WASHINGTON BUREAU, 1405 ¥ ST. NW. Complete flies of the Globe always kept on tutud for reference. I'a irons ami friends are rordially invited 10 visit and avail them selves of tbe facilities of our Kasteru othces * hen in New York and Washington. TODAY'S WKATHKK. Washington. l»ec. 16.—Indications: For Minnesota: Fair; warmer in northern par- Sou; northwest winds, becoming variable. For Wisconsin: Fair; colder; northwest »-inds. For Iowa: IV:; north winds, becoming rariable. For tlie Dakota*: Fair; warmer; north ffknis, becoming south. GKKnUAI. MSHKRVATIONS. [ TKITED Statks Dbpautment OF Agricitlt ri!K, WBATHFK BntE'.r, Washington, Dee. Iti. O:4S p.m. Local Time, 8 p.m. 7,">th Meridian Time.—Pbtervaiions taken at the same mo a:etit of time at nil stations. I'lack. Uar. iT'r.j] Place. Bar.jT'r. St.* Paul:::-. M.l? ] 24 Med'e Hatrf.2fl.To 'S Duluth L".'».9S S(- Sw't i ur'ent -■■■'>' 18 Lacrosse. «U.ft4| 3f>j Qu'Appclle »\OG 16 Huron ::0.-'". > -- Min»edosa.:Mo.2..' 6 Pierre . 3f).JSi 2(i Winnipeg. .10.06 0 aioorheaa:'.p».Hsi IB i'ort Arthur. |a».6S| 'M St.Vincout:|3o.lß t|| ' ■ iMs;niiuk...i:;o.-.'O 1< Boston #8-56 «'lilision... n.IC IC fChienco 3".'-48 Havre .. 29.541 iW |Cinoinunn..|- •"!'•"'''> Mi'.ts Clty. c. 3OM6\ lii\ Buffalo 46-58 Helena.*..r: 30.02 36 Montreal.... 44-W Edmonton |;Now ' Orleans 4"2-4S JJatUeford.".'J9.ic; C New York... SU-54 ?r. Albert .. I'.U'O :. : Pittsburg.... >-';- Calcary ■-'.». TO V.'jj i". f. Lxosa, I. •• al Forecast Official AVuvr shall 1 do to bt> shaved?—H. Bay ward. St. l.oi i> lias a salacious divorce case md Chicago is a^aiii making laces. w.: :> oats usually come high. Aaron llfield paid 531,500 for the ;ot he sowed in Helena. What can this mean? Only the IVLh ■>f December, and snow already. Our jiiiiiale is actually getting to be a cold me. 11 would BOt.be such a serious mis ;ake. after all, if t:ie intelligent com jusitor were to set it "satan" instead of lultan. Aftf.b all, it would appear that it was talking too much, rather than tak rig too much, that got Seeley into .rouble. Of t oiusk. you will buy a Chistmas present. And, if you arc wise, you will not wait till next week to make ;he purchase. Hon. D. M. Sabin and Thomas I.owry lire expected home "from the East" this week. What a load that will take off bum Phillips 1 shoulders! Ci.au - A.Ui.fxi claims to be con verted. Samuel C. Set-ley makes no such claim, lie prefers reading news papers to attending divine service. Tin. very warm and cordial reception tceorded Dean Hole in Boston the other Jay was probaMy due to the mistaken idea on the part of the Bnstonians that his name was Bean Iluie. Sutatiov wanted by intelligent German. Will do anything.— Chicago Herald. Please write Kmperor William tj get off the grass and let American cattle have a chance at it. "Over 75,000 Democrats fctayed at home on election day.'' says a Missouri exchange. It might have added, "and several Democratic congressmen will stay at liome for the next Vxo years." Judging from some of the testimony In the case and the pet name adopted by Pops Saulpaugb. it is presumed that he met tiie young lady when she was on one of her periodical "foots."' Ii the Uamsey county representa tive barter away the material interests of St. Paul in their ambitious greed for small ofiiceu there won't be a hole deep enough tor them to hide themselves in. X l.is lists finally thrown up the sponge and quit talking. It is surmised that, in deference to the customs of the community, he has chosen some seclud ed spot for the purpose and privately lynched himself. Certain radical municipal reformers in the remote Bast are advancing the theory that an honest man, provided he be possessed of a high order of intelii genee,cattbe as successful a detective as a professional thief. Hi at is the world coming t<>. anyhow? When Jeff Clark, of Uissourf, was badgered by Boutelie, of Maine, the other day. he retorted by telling him that be had "more mouth antfiess brains than any man who ever sat in con gress." Had L-Vig beaten Boen two years ago, it is doubtful wnether this distinction could be accorded to Mr boutelie. Nobody has heard (rum Jol.n Good now since the tienuepin county Repub lican committee published its comments on the brewers' contribution to the Re publican campaign fund. But John will be heard from yet. The sena torial election and the annual letting of :oal contracts will withdraw him from the obscurity into which he has thrust Uimself. What means tins newly developed opposition of the Dispatch to Senator Washburu? lias the versatile Mr. Thompson swept the ward insects from riis sanctum and had big measure taken tor a senatorial toga, or what? Why should not the editors of the St Paul Republican organs emulate the example >f their Chicago typos and give us their views of each other? It would be in teresting to the public, ami would not affect the result. Go it, Thompson; go It, YVhcelock. Sknatou Roach, of North Dakota, is attaining a distinction in Washington that is not at all enviable. He was one of the few opposition senators who towd against the consideration of the amendment taking off the differential and protection tax on sugar. How or why a Democrat could do this is a mys tery to us of the Northwest. The cor respondent of tfie St. Louis Republic, however, who is on the spot, thuls no difficulty in finding the inward re;>son. lie recalls that when Senator Hoach en tered the senate, Senator Hoar pro posed an investigation of some mci ♦louts of the senator's earlier eare«r in Washington, and the correspondent claims (hat it was (iorinau who pre vented the passage of the resolution for the investigation. This is v possi ble, but not ut all a creditable, explana tion of Senator Koach's very singular conduct. 'CHIKF .11/ SUCK lill.riLliAN. .lames Ciltillnn, for nearly nineteen years chief justice of the supreme vouvt of Minnesota, and lor thirty-seven years a resident of the state, is dead. A- citizen, lawyer, soldier, judge he has borne well his part among men. and dies, while there should be yel some years of useful life before him, at the age of sixty-live, lull of honors. We spoke recently, on the occasion of the death of one of our men of large affairs, of the men who helped build thu state. In a different way from those who aided in the material devel opment ol the new state, but in a not less important or enduring way, Mr. Giltillan was also a state builder. if other men cave their energies and abilities to driving out into the prairies the railroads that made possible their profitable occupation by ihe thousands who have since made their homes on them, and thus furnished the raw ma terial of a state, it fell to the share of the chief justice to bear a hand in that not less important work of administer ing the laws, which are the bands that hold the social organization together. It law is a rule of conduct, the task of deciding the rule in the court of last resort is an important and a responsi ble one. Constitutions are to be de fined, legislative acts are to be con strued and tested by the constitution, and where the case is one of first im pression, the conflicting decisions of other courts are to be weighed in the scales of justice to determine which rule shall be the law of the state. How well the dead judge performed this task, the prominence of the decis ions of our court, the respect accorded them by other courts, bear witness. For this work he was singularly well equipped by nature, lie brought to it the rugged common sense of the Scotch man and rigid conscientiousness of his Calvinistic ancestors. If he thought he was right, he was uncompromisingly tenacious of 'judgment. The qual ities that aided in making him a strong judge had their drawbacks also. He was always the lawyer and judge more than the statesman. So, when, as in the famous (.'hauneey-Wass case, the essence of the question was one of pub lic policy more than of adherence to strict legal precepts and precedents, he overlooked the public policy and fol lowed in the narrow paths of the law. The same qualities gave hiiii much more the appearance than the actuali ty of an austerity that, while it added dignity to and increased respect for the judicial office, detracted from his popularity. He had none of the arts or wiles of the politician, and his fust appointment to a seat on the bench was due to the high appreciation of his qual ifications by Gov. Marshall. The lie publican convention that convened soon after did not share this appreciation, and nominated another; but at the next vacancy liov. Davis restored him to the bench, and the succeeding party con ventions felt bound to regard the public esteem in which his judicial abilitk-s were held. In a few weeks more the harness he has worn so long and labored so effect ively in would have been removed, and he would have retired to private life. It is his good fortune to have died in harness. No man should wish for bet ter fortune than to be allowed to be in service, useful to his kind, up to the last moment of his life. A CHANGK FOit THK WOKSF. If any change is made in our laws re latins; to mortgage foreclosures, the one proposed which puts the mortgagee in possession immediately on foreclosure, giving to mortgagor out of possession a year for redemption, will certainly not be and should not be adopted. The ob jection urged against the mortgagor remaining in possession is that he has no interest in ihe property except to get out o! it during the year what he can. and that when it lapses into the possession of the mortgagee its value is impaired. It is Hot cleat that its condition would be much different with the mortgagee in possession during this time. With the probability or possibility of redetp* - tiou. either by the mortgagor or his i..- --siKiice, there would be no inducement for the mortgagee to make expendi tures in repairs or in maintaining the property in good condition, when a re demption might make a clear loss out of such expenditures. On the other hand, it is not right to assume that every fore closure means abandonment of property by the mortgagor. Mortgagees do not ordinarily let their debt run and accumulate until the margin of value between the security and the property is exhausted. There is usually enough of margin left to stim ulate the mortgagor either to redeem or to dispose of his equity. To deprive him of the use or the property during the year of redemption would be to rob him of the means, in most instances, of making the redemption. We believe that it is for the welfare of the mortgag or as well as of trie mortgagee, that the sale should be absolute when made, aud accompanied by immediate transfer of the possession to the purchaser. The property would then sell at its market value, instead of being, as now.knocked down to the mortgagee in a sale which is a farce, the conditions preventing competitive, bidding. But there should be. prior to tins sale, a notice of fore closure, and a year of redemption be fore the sale. THE MAXWHCTKNUWS Ii ALL. That community or state which is so fortunate as to possess the genius who knows it all is as subject to commisera tion as to felicitation. If the genius is Baconian and takes all knowledge tor its domain, and is ready primed with a decisive opinion on all subjects, the state is the more fortunate or unfor tunate, as it pins, or not, its faith to the impeccability of its presiding genius. All communities have these men who know it all. and sometimes, but not oft en, they break into the newspapers and sit in the editorial chair. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge is said to liavu romarkuu ou ou« occasion that £HE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, D!<:< EMBER 17, fPD4. lie wished he was "as cocksure of one thine: as Macau lay was of all things." "Timothy Titcomb" safely remarks that "there is hope for die young person who discovers that he knows nothing." A philosophic Teuton is also credited with the wise observation that "the more you live the moid you tind by shimiuey oudt." Th« man. however, who knows it all is always cocksure of everything because he never discovered that he knew nothing, and. live as lons as he may. he never finds ftnvlhinit out. lie had found it from the beginning. Theso men who know it all are the veritable Jack liuitsbys of the press. With him they declare that "what I says 1 stands to." To the unhappy wight who ventures to differ with them, or doubt their infallibility, or to Mtg jeest that they do not know it all, these Buttsbys oracularly declare with their original: "Whereby, why not? If so; what odds'.' Can any man say otherwise? No. Awastthen." And the matter is finally disposed of. "The bearings of this observation lays in the application on it,"' but we do not feel it necessary to make it. We leave that to others. WK HAVK KKAD IT. We batten to assure the Pioneer Press that we have read the pooling biil as it passed the house. We have, since wilting the article that stined the bile of our atrabilious neighbor, rlso seen the opinion of Judge Brewer in the Nebraska rate case, and do not hnd the language in it attributed to him by the Chicago Tribune, although it is fairly inferable from his general reasoning and his decision that he re- Raids v rate as reasonable that will admit of a fair return to the investors in railways. In spite of our anxiety to avoid agita ting our neighbor, we are constrained to repeat our statement that the effect of the pooling bill, if enacted, will be to allow the railways to fix their rates to suit themselves, with the factor oi' con. petition wholly eliminated. The process of reasoning by which we arrived at this conclusion we submit for the due consideration of our esteemed contem porary, hoping against hope that it may be satisfactory. The act bill provides that it shall not be unlawful for "different and compet ing carriers, subject to the provisions of the act, to enter into a contract for the division or apportionment among them selves, or with other carriers, of the whole or a portion of their traffic, or any of their gross or net earnings." provided that they submit such contract to the interstate commission, and it is by them approved. The >ill provides that the commission shall disapprove of the contract whenever they find, either on their own motion or on that of any interested party, that the rates are un reasonable. From the decision of the commission an appeal lies to the federal circuit court. These contracts, thus validated, are termed pools. This the Century Dic tionary defines as "a combination of the interests of several otherwise compet ing parties, such as rival transporta tion line*, in which all take . common ground, as regards the public, and dis tribute the business among themselves equally, or according to special agree ment. In this 9<Hts« pooling is a sys tem of reconciling cotiftictinc interests, and of obviating a ruinous competition, by which the several competing parties or companies throw their revenue iuto one common fund, which is then divid ed or distributed among the members of the pool on a basis of percentages or proportion previously agreed upon, or by arbitration." This sustains our statement that the factor of competition is entirely elim inated. What are the restrictions on the power of the companies in the pool or the "other carriers*' with which they arrange to fix such rates as they wi?>li? The instinct is just as strong in 1 ail way managers to get "all the traffic will bear" a> it is in any man to get all he can for what he has to dispose of. There is no requirement in the bill that th» contracts of pooling shall specify the rates of transportation, and this in formation the commission must get through other sources. That body may disapprove of the contract if, among other things it finds the rates unreason able, if the provision ended there, if the decision of the commission were final, we would still be left in tiie dark, as we are not aware that they have ever formally decided what shall be the basis of computation as to whether a rate is reasonable or not. „ But it is not left with the commission. The pool may appeal to the circuit court from the decision that the rates are unreasonable. Here the decision, or rather the gen eral course of reasoning, of Judge Brewer in the Nebraska case comes in. The legislature had fixed maximum rates of freight within the borders of the state. Stockholders of the roads brought suit to restrain the state com mission from enforcing the law. making the officers of the road parties also. The plaintiffs contended that as the rates fixed were unr; munerative, the companies could not earn enough to pay tlieiu any dividends, and that the act was therefore a virtual confiscation of their property, In violation of the fed eral constitution. After disposing of some objections raised by the state, the court says that "'the grave question re n:ains whether the Maximum rates are so unreasonable as to justify the court in staying tiie operation of the act." If the proceeding was one to condemn the property for ttie use of the public then its present value would be the test, the court admits. It was argued that, by parity of reasoning, a rate that per mitted a fair interest to be paid on that value was reasonable. "In the absence of other testimony.'* the judge says, "the stocks and bonds outstanding or the construction account might be fair ly assumed as the basis of computation for the compensatory quality of rates." In the case at bar the testimony was ample that the road could be duplicated for a much less amount than that of the stocks and bonds. ••Nevertheless," the court continues, "the amount of money that has gone into railroad prop erty, the actual investment, as ex pressed theoretically by the stocks and bonds, is not to be ignored even though such sum is far in excess of the present value." And, after some argument that seems to us as specious, he decides that the "reduction of 21»!.< pur cent in the rates of local Freight is unjust and unreasonable to those wlio have invest ed their money la these enterprises." So, when the interstate commission shall have examined the rate sheets submitted by the- pooling companies and decided that the rates are unrea sonable, and the appeal is taken to the federal court, we find an entirely differ ent rule prevailing as to the computa tion of what is a reasonable value or what the services of the railways are "reasonably worth" from what prevails in any other vocation. Were the Pio neer Press to Hue on a quantum meruit for the services it had given an adver tiser, for illustration, it could not otter as a basts of computation the cost it originally Incurred for Hi plant, and claim that advertising rates should be adjusted so as to make a fair return on the first investment. But this is ;li« measure established by Judge Brewer's decision, and it would have to be a rate far in excess of any made in recent years thai, under this rule, would be held to be unreasonable. Practically, then, the owiy limit m rates is the fear railway managers may have of public opinion and its effect! when sufficiently aroused. FROM MANY SOURCES. What will the policemen do for Christ mas dinners for tlu'ir loved ones? How many little hearts will throb with grief when Christmas day dawns and linds their little stockings ' empty? Will the copper who has credit with the butcher, the baker and the grocer reel at pea.ee with the world when he glances over U?s table and realizes that a mortgage hov ers over every viand there? W ill Uie mothers feel like offering prayers of thankfulness when they read upon the faces of their offspring those unmisUk able signs of grief and woe? Will te.<^|; of joy spring from their eyes when they see the expectant children jump in rri ly from their beds and hug tlie^r empty stocking? Stand up, Mr. MeCardjr. and answer these questions. They are Intended lor you. From the luxury of your hand somely appointed home, tell us what Will the policemen do tor Christmas? "Charlie is a connoisseur on cheese, isn't hf?" asked Dobsou. "Yes." replied Smith, "he swears by eiiffeses." and then he vroiulered why all the ladies held up their hands in horror. * * The Becoiui-clf>.&« pasvnbrokers are reaping a harvest just now, and their terms are becoming more exacting and usurious. A youne man pawned his jewelry in a Seventh streot joint a day or two ago in order to send his sweet heart a Christmas gift. The pawn broker loaned him $5 and charted him $1 a month, and it was some time before he would give the young; man a ticket The work going on in these pawnshops is disgraceful, and should be investi gated. . .....,.; Poor John Goodtmw startad out this year to become famous In polities. lie was president of the State League of Republican clubs and a member of the state central, the county and city com mittees. He sought the political editor of each paper and said, "You need not bother about political news; I'll furnish it." As a consequence, he filled the papers with John Goodnow io the ex clusion of the other eommiUeemen. One of the editor*, who disliked Good now, refused at any time to use his name, and Gooduow refused to furnish that editor any more news. The editor kicked, an Investigation was had and the committees decided that thereafter the secretary and not Gooduow could furnish tho stuff. Goodnow threatened to resign, thinking it a direct slap at him. but he didn't resign and he didn't become ereat. Today he is only John Goodnow. It is understood that Barry Hayward will apply tor a writ of mandamus to compel Sheriff Kg« to appear and show cause why he refuses to allow Hayward to be shaved on the face. The "depravity" joke which appeared; in these columns a few days ago was" handed in by a man who said he was on the cable car when it occurred. But it shouldn't nettle the painfully funny man on an evening; paper, who would be more popular if he furnished dia grams and microscopes with his "origi nal" productions. AT THE THEATERS. "The Charity Ball," Belasco and I)e lfilles' famous comedy drama, which began a three nights' engagement at the Metropolitan opera house last night, is one of the clean, whoh'somfi Amer ican society plays which strikes a re sponsive chord in every heart. It is re plete with human interest, lofty in tone and sentiment, rich in comedy, and, handled as it was last night by a com pany of competent players, it becomes at once a faithful and inspiring picture of scenes and incidents constantly oc curring in the society of today. The piece has been seen here before, but by repetition it loses none of its rich flavor, as was evidenced by the large and select audience that witnessed last night's production. The play deals with the conflicting passions of a young man of the hour who deserts a pure and in nocent Kirl for the glitter ami wealth of an attractive actress. The young man is finally reclaimed through the efforts of his brother, a clergyman, and his own sense of honor and manhood, which ultimately awakes to a live realization ot the miserable role he is enacting. The story is beautifully told, and the company now presenting the piece is one ot the best ever seen here. The role of the clergyman is artistically en acted by Benjamin Howard, a prepos sessing and talented player, who fully grasps the opportunities the character affords him. His performance was a treat In every sense of the word. So, too, wag that o Joseph Francis,, in the role of the worldly brother. Helen Tracy, as the mother of the boys, presented the sweet old character in a style won derfully true to nature, and the climax in thu third act, where she unconscious ly interrupts the quarrel between her sons, was superbly done. Bess Van Buren was a charming character, and Berenice Wheeler's interpretation of Ann Cruder, a New York girl, was an excellent bit of actiag. Tho rest were competent. The piece will run the first half of the week. Probably the most unique musical or ganization in this country is "The Met ropolitans," which will be at the Metro politan for one night only. It consists of but six or seven people, and the style of entertainment they present is something after that given for so many years with ttreat success by the late ilosina Yokes. The entertainment in which the members of "The Metropoli- ! tan" appear differs from the manner of Miss Yokes' performances, in conse quence ot the fact that while two or. v I three, short works ate given for an' ! evening's programme, these works are short operas written without choruses, instead of comedies. The prim* donna soprano of "The Metropolitans" is one' of the handsomest and most talented of American cantatrices. Miss Florence Woicott. During the engairriiieni'The Metropolitans" will prese.nfPygmalioir and Galatea," preceded by the one-act comic opera, the "Sleeping Queen." « « • - * The new farce comedy, "A Summer Blizzard," which was produced at the Grand for the first time last night, met with the approval of an immense audi ence. It has about as much plot as the ordinary farce comedy and is built on the adventures and woes of a theatrical manager, with sufficient intervals be tween events to admit of a number of excellent specialties. The author was evidently not hampered by the question of definite connection, but nobody ex pects anything definite in a farce com edy and this is one of the rapid, kaleid oscopic sort. The part of Herman High ball was enacted cleverly by Barney Reynolds, a German comedian of merit, who is particularly clever in imita tions; and Clayton White was very srood as Willie Little, the advance agent. Nellie Rosebud furnishes some clever sonus and dances and has a pleasing: staxe presence. Beatrice Goldie has a wonderfully clever voice and th«ro is a good cberus of fair lutuucus. .: ■. : ~. THAT SILVER COMBINE Republicans From the Rocky Mountain States Will De t mand Action. THEIR PARAMOUNT ISSUE. Unless They Gain Their End They Will Farnellize Congress. WOULD WELCOME THE SAGE. Secretaries of Congressmen —Boen and McCleary— Capital Gossip. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, bec.lG.—As the Repub lican senators and representatives from mining and Pacific coast states express themselves reftMittg the feeling among their people, an idea of the difficulties that Will fHce the Fifty-fourth congress may be formed. In Minnesota and ninny other states, uai tieularly in- the Eastern Republican cou;nionwea!ths,t!ie Republican lenders and the capitalists back of them have since the election been felicitating themselves on the downfall of the Populists and the free silver cause, liui they have been premature, to say the least; for while the Populists, in name, will gain little in the next concress, and have lost Col orado and Kansas, there are just as many Populists bearing the label '• Ite publieaif a3 ever. When Congressman Hftrtman ar rived from Moutana ihe first thing he did was to declare that two free silver senators will ba elected by the legislature or Montana next month. "silver is the paramount issue in our state" declared Mr. llartman, "and all parties aie. united ior it." Irgc Tacti«-"s ol Parncll. Congressman Wiliis Sweet, of Idaho, makes (he same statement, and as lie will undoubtedly succeed Senator Shoup in the senate after the fourth of March he will be In a position to work to that ou<i in the next congress. Mr. Sweet is a member of the committee on coinairc in the present bouse, and is one of the ablest men from the silver states. Like Senator Dubois, he aerees with Senator Jones in the necessity of a silver party. In the tight against the Wilson bill at the last session Mr. Sweet took occasion to state that while he favored pro tection he had no sympathy with the representative, of the. Eastern manu facturing states in their frantic appeals for the defeat of the tariff bill. They had voted, he declared for the destruc tion of his state when, they helped to i repeal the Sherman silver act. At an other time the Idaho member said: ,1 believe that the tune has come for i trie representatives from our section to ; unite in favor of silver and help no sec- I tion or part that will not help us to re» i establish silver. I believe we should | Ijbrnelltze congress.' jr f While Senator Pett!|rrew,of South Da kota, has taken pains to deny the story that he is a member of the silver Repu blican combination, there is no doubt whatever here that both he and Senator Hansbrough'of North Dakota, will be .found working in.the next congress l&jth Senators Jones. Stewart, I'elYer,- Power, Dubois, Sweet, if elected, as is probable, Allen, Teller and Woleott for a free coinage bill. To the senators named above one more: will be added from Montana, two from Wyoming, one from California.probably one tach from Washington and Orecon, Trouble for Hie *;s»*t That this is a very strong organization is evident, and the fact that its mem bers are almost entiiely Republicans in name is sufficient to show the anti-sil ver Republicans from the East that there is trouble, and lots of it. ahead in the long session of the Filly-fourth congress. The sparse population of the silver states makes the representation in the house small when compared with the senate, and this is the only clement of weakness in the plans of the silver men. Had they the same proportion of the lower house as they have of the senate there would be no doubt of the early passage of a free coinage bill at the first session of the Fifty-fourth congress. Bui small a 9 is the number of repre sentatives from tin: silver states they will light Czar Reed for speaker, unless he promises to give them a proper rep resentation on the committee on coin age. In case they see that he is deter mined to set up the committee agfiinsi em they will undertake to stir up trouble and get some one else in the race. In a fight ol this kind they figure that they can depend upon the support of a large number of the new members, who think that Reed did not during the last session pay enough attention to the first-termers. Minnesota has one or two members who would come under this designation, and, as they are for McKinley for the presidential nom ination, they wonld not need much urg ing to enroll themselves under an anti- Reed banner. Not Hull's Secretary. The Minneapolis Journal, in an ed itorial paragraph in the issue of Nov. 22, said: "Congressman Hall's private secre tary, as correspondent for the (li.oiii:. Hives Mr. Hall a very nice send-off in a Washington letter this morning; Mr. Hall is a very clever gentleman, and ranked very well In the house last ses sion. Of course that might not be say ins: very much for him, as it did not take very much of a man to rank well in that house; at the. same time, he is regarded with favor in Washiugton as a gentleman ot ability and character." To the deserved compliment paid Congressman Hall ay the Journal the (i lobe's Washington correspondent takes no exception, but he does object to th« statement that the private secre tary of Mr. Hall and the GLOBS corre spondent are one and the same person, for the very simple reason that it is not true. The GLOBE'S correspondent is not and never fias been Congressma Hall's private secretary, and the Jour nal in so stating does the. member from the Third district an injustice, which is. of course, unintentional. : But if the Journal is looking for Min nesota congressmen who have news paper correspondents as private secre taries the ease* of Congressmen Fletcher, Tawney and Kiefer are re spectfully referred to them. All three itX these gentlemen have bright, ac com in at in tr and able newspaper men as their private Secretaries, from whose pen they have received many compli mentary notices, but no one has ever intimated that thesa notices were dwu to the emoluments they received for the performance of their duties us private secretaries. lixpected the !«».,.. The people of Washington, naturally enough, take more Interest in the re sult of iheeleetioas ail over the country than the people of any other city. This is because upon those elections depends what men will sit in the common coun cilof Washington, and also whom they must look to to furnish them a curtain amount of entertainment. From tin reports they had of the late Minnesota campaign they rather expected to liVar or the election of Hon. Ignatius Don nelly to succeed Mr. Washburn in the senate, and many were really disap pointed in the result. They have, retni and heard so much of the Sairn since he sat iv coug M ouo of Mluueiiou'ft representatives that they desired to see and hear him in the United States sen* •Me. in their liking for brilliant men the people of Washington are restricted by no narrow partisan ideas. The ad vocate of almost anything in the way of legislation is sure of a respectful hear ing in Washington among the people and in the newpapers of the city. Hocn aiwl .!!<•< lenrv. Congressman Boen has been devoting himself almost entirely to his duties at the departments, lie will push his project for a canal and storage reser voirs to prevent future Hoods in tiie lied River valley. He is, now that the cam paign is over, greatly, amused at the attempt of Prof. McCleary to steal the credit, tor the canal and irrigation scheme. The Seventh district member went to the chl«f of engineers for in formation regarding this matter six mouths before the Second district mem ber put in an appearance in Washing* ton. This was in March. IS'J3. and so he can afford to smile at the feeble imi tation of the Maiika'o man. AMONG THE BOOKS. "At the (late of Samaria is a thor oughly modern novel, bristling with the latest theories of sociology. It is some times a protest against realism—some times a plea for ttiu enfranchisement of woman, and always a clever argument for naturalness in the relations of the t'XOS. We do not think that the author has been quite successful in delineating: the Bohemian life. Indeed, who will at tempt to give the subtle fascination of the student life after Thackeray an- Dv Mauricr? The heroine, Clytie, is a very modern young woman, who escapes from the prosaic surround ings of her Puritan rather and sis ters in an English, village to London. There she "goes in" for Art with a big A, and becomes famous as a painter of dirty street children, somewhat after the fashion of Marie Bashlcirtseff. Be sides winning success as an artist, she has lovers, and falls desperately in love with and marries a masterful giant; who is the lion of the day, having just returned from an African exploration. The courtship is brief, as becomes a lionized soldier who has never been dis obeyed or thwarted in his life. Stories of awful cruelties practiced by the returned explorer upon helpless savages are afloat, and ono can not help thinking that our author had Stanley In mind. Their honeymoon is passed in southern France and Italy; but rapidly wanes, and they return to England. His love, being purely sensual, is soou sated with her physical beauty; and he cau not appreciate her noble qualities of mind and soul. She becomes disil lusioned upon finding that there is ::ot a single aspiration or taste couiinou to both of them. And so their paths di verce, and Ciytie's idol becomes her Juggernaut. There is a series of quar rels, and the story winds up with a separation. Clytie returns to Bohemia, and the husband to darkest Africa. We are glad to inform the prospective reader that before the fall of tiie curtain vice is puuished and virtue rewarded,us in the good old Bowery dramas of a quarter of a century ago. It is a Look that seems to have a purpose; but it lacks virility and "snap" — without which no book can be permanently suc cessful. "At the Gate of Samaria." By Will iam John Locke. New York: D. Ap pleion & Co. Paper, ."in cents. For sale by St. Paul Book and Stationery com pany. • -America's Godfather." ay Virginia \Y. Johnson, is one of the prettiest hol iday books we have seen this season. it is daintily bound in blue and while, with wide ntartdna and some twenty illustrations. Florence is always at tractive, with its bfluity of the past: its fame in history, in art, in drama, its architecture, its great men and women. But to live a^ain those golden days, to feel the charm descend from that pe riod to us, one must iro to other books than "America's Godfather." • The style is immature, rather that of an immature school girl than of a trained writer, its sentences are often very tow? and too much involved. It shows a vast amount of research and hard work, and hence it seems a pity that the author has not devoted more attention to the presentation of her in formation and knowledge of her subject Miss Johnson had no data for her many pages on the life of Vespucci. She often naively admits this, and tries to draw a picture of th« man sis he might have been. There is a great mass of hair digested material in the book. Sentence?, extracts, thoughts, historical facts, all thrown together without method or rea son. For a certain cla;-s of giver> it will prove a boon in the holiday season. It is new, presentable and instructive. it will look well upon my lady's bou doir table—and the pictures may recall to her pleasant days beneath the blue sky 01 Italy. "America's Godfather: The Florentine Gentleman," by Vir ginia W. Johnson, author of "Gtnoa the Superb."" "Tin Lily of the Aruo," etc. Boston: Estes ft.Lauriat; $3.50. A volume ot beautifully illustrated stories and poems for children is the '•Little Ones' Annual for Christmas" that has just been published by Estes and Lauriat, ot Boston. It is an attract ively gotten up annual, and contains a number of original stories and poems by a host of well known juvenile writers. The book contains 447 illustrations, and is a whole kindergarten training in it seif. At the same time the book does not aim to be instructive without enter taining, and for a Christmas gift It will delight the heart of any child. "Little Ones' Annual for Christmas.' 11.75 Boston: fistes and Laurl&t. For sale. by th« St. Paul Book aud Stationery company. Among the pretty little holiday pub lications from the Frederick A. Stokes company is the. "Treasury of Table Talk' and the "Table Talk" of Lincoln. The latter is edited by William O. St >ddard, one of Lincoln's private sec retaries and the author of "Abraham Lincoln, the line Story of a Great Life.' The two little volumes belong to a series, are beautifully Illustrated and among the most suitable of many holiday publications published by that (inn. "Treasury of Table Talk." "Table Talk," Lincoln. 75 cents each. New York: The Frederick A. Stokes com pany. For .'ale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery company. * * Two more additions have been re ceived to "The Temple Shakespeare" thai is being published by MacMillaii A Co. "Twelfth Night" and "A!i's Well That Ends Well" are the latest numbers that have been received, winch leaves six of the series that are vet to De pub lished. "The Temple Shakespeare." New York: MacMiiimi & Co.; 45 cents a volume. For lie by the St. Paul Book and Stationery company. Bound conies of St. Nicholas maga zine, Volume \\l., Tarts I aim 8, from November, IS.):?, to October, I!S'.H; and also Volume XXVI., new Series of tilt) Century.' datum from May to Oelo ber, 1804, have jtistbpcn received from the Century company. St. Nicholas, Volume 21; Century mairazine. Volume :2ii. New YoYfc: The Century company. For sale by the St. I'aul Book and Sta tionery company. "Across Asia on a Bicycle."* story told by two students who traveled from Couauuiliuuple to Peking on bicycles, in lite Century magazine during this year, has made its appearance in book form; just in lime for tin. 1 holidays, 'nu-iv.' young chaps wanted to sea the world, ami because this mode of travel ii-; was 11 cheap ;»!.-( easy one, they adopted it. Th« adventures Hint they '!««•; with urn i.il.J iii * very intcioslitiiT way. itiift is,.. iM M »tc is ; profusely Mlus utti«a mm view* Ukeu l>> tlwusselves. "Across Asia on a Bicycle." JBy Thomas (',. Allen Jr. and William L. Sachtlcben. New York: The Century company, f1.50. For sale by the St. I'atil Book and Stationery company. Among the holiday publications is a new edition of "Samautlm Among thu Colored Folks." by Mrs. Marietta llol ley. The productions of Josiah Allen's wifo have always found a host of read ers, chiefly on account of their sym pathetic way of dealing with a some what ignorant and downtrodden race. "Saiuantlia Among the Colored Folks." By Josiah Allen's Wire. New York: Dixid. Mead A: Co., $1.50. For sale by the St. Paul Hook and Stationery Com pany. Few writers are more readily heeded by the public than Charles C. Coffin, whose "Buys of 'Gl" lias Jong been widely read, and each succeeding book from his pen is eagerly read. Several years ago "Caleb Kriukld" was pub lished, but did not then receive a very general acceptance, and. as it was with drawn from circulation entirely, it is comparatively unknown. Recently the story has been re published under the caption of "Dan ot Millbrook," and. as the story has been entirely rewritten and retouched with the author's riper genius, it is hound to prove one ot the most acceptable of the famous author's works. The story is a charming tale of New England life, and, as It appeals more especially to the young, it will be received largely by boys who love in teresting stories or adventure, which is so frequently followed by unforeseen success. "Dan of Millbrook." By Charles Caritoo Coffin. Boston: Estes ft Lauriat. Cloth, $1.50. For sale by the St. 1 aul Book and Stationery company. w -.-;■ In placing the "Riverside Liter attire Series" of English classics within the reach of everybody by publishing them in pamphlet form, the well-known firm of Hotighton, Moulin & Company have conferred upon the young students of literature throughout the country an inestimable benefit. Many ot the very best things iv the whole scope of Eng lish literature have been published from time to time, and their latest effort is a three-part edition of '"Tales From Shakespeare,'' by Charles and Mary Lamb. In all nineteen tales are pub lished, ami in this list are those relating to the Shakespearian play most gener ally studied by the pupils or our schools. These pamphlet* are published at 15 coats each. With this series of the '•tales" conies the play of "Julius Caesar," edited by that cultured and learned scholar, Richard Grant White, which will be found of great value to the student of Shakespeare. "Riverside Literature Series." Boston: Iloughtou, Mottliu & Co. A very interesting narrative of travel and diplomatic experience is published by Charles H. Sergei company, entitled "The Man From Oshkosh," by John Hicks, LL. [)., late United .'States min ister to Peru. The book from begin ning is a most interesting story, and gives a great deal of valuable informa tion concerning the South American country to which Dr. Hicks was sent, and on whose behalf he was able dur ing his ministry there to perform many valuable services. It recounts also much of Interest in the early part of the nar rative concern the pioneer days of Wisconsin ami of this Northwest coun try in general. It will be found an ex cellent book on which to bestow a care ful reading. "The Man From Oshkosh," by John Hicks. Chicago: diaries H. Sergei company. Cloth, J1.25; paper, 50 cents. The name of Sam Walter Fcss as a writer of verse is a familiar one to the reading public, and the recent publica tion of a number of i.is best poems under the titie of "Back Country rooms" will tend to widen his already established reputation as a poet. As a writer his genius is versatile, and his poems abound in dninty touches of humor, pathos and sentiment. As be fittingly says: '• Tis not the greatest singer Who tries the loftiest :hemcs. lie is the true joy brint, rer Who tells bis simplest dreams." This pretty volume from the press of Lee & Shepard will prove a 'true joy bringer" to the lover of charming verse. "Back Country Poems.'' By Sam Wal ter Foss. Chicago: Lee & bliepard. Cloth, $1.50. The most dramatic of all Charles Dickens' wonderful stories. "Tale of Two Cities," has been published in a cliarniint: holiday attire by Dotld, .Mead & Co. This beautiful edition, which iiiakes an exquisits Christmas trift, is illustrated with some of tamund Garrett'a best work. "A Tale of Two Cities.'" by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Edmund Gar rett. New York: Dodo, Mead A Co. lis two volumes, $3.50. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery company. MAGAZI.NKS RKGJCIVKD. "The American Historical Register." Philadelphia: The Historic! Register Publishing company. "American 1-Yderatioiiist." Now York: Hie American Federation of Labor. "The Kindergarten News." Soring field, Mass.: Milton Bradley company, publishers. Rhodes Journal of Bank ing. New York: Bradford,! Rhodes & Co. 'The Interior." Chicaeo: The In terior Publishing company. "Harper's Bazar." New York: Har per Brothers. "Harper's Weekly." New York: Harper Brothers. "Youth's Companion." Boston: Peary, Mason & Co. LtITEKARY NOTES. Book News for December, the holiday issue, is increased to twice, the usual size, and is full of holiday hints for bookish people. Its pages are gener ously illustrated with sample, pictures from worthy books of the month, and its usual departments overflow with news of tin: latest publications, authors' doings, etc. Philadelphia: John Wana maker. Ilan»er A: Bros, publish this week (Dec. 15) six books, among which are the "I he White Company" and "The Parasltw"—both by A. Cohan Doyle. Dr. Doyle, it should oe mentioned, is himself responsible for the statement that "The White Company" is his best work. "The Parasite,! lias just been making its own impression during its publication as a serial in Harper's Weekly. W. J. Henderson's ingenious and entertain volume ot "Sea Yarns for Boys" stands next on the list, ami then in sharp contrast the "Commemo rative Addresses" by Parka (iodwin— earnest and eloquent comment upon George William Curtis. Edwin 3oolh, Louis Kossuth, John Jamoa Audubun and William Culleu Bryant. Then fol lows "A Martyred F001,',! a novel, by David Christie Murray. A. MAN'S WIFE £|SiaK?l IS SOLICITOUS OF HIS WELFARE, jpKySS&I THEREFORE SHE BUYS FOR HIM fijll MAIL^ wfe^jpi^^| -X-v_JL -JL_ jk> SL .Ja. .js-^^Gj iSJi. PORE, HARMLESS, SATISFYING. Nicotine, the Active Principle, Neutralized. ANTI-NERyQUS; KNTI-DYSPEPTIO ■ ■ WORKINGMEN PLAN. Semi-Annual Meeting of the State Federation of Labor. CONVICT LABOR RESOLVES. Important Measures to Be Urged Upon the Legisla ture for Passage. ST. CLOUD MAN PRESIDENT. Other Officers — Forty-Five Delegates From Twenty- Three Unions. Special to the Globe. St. Ci.oi i), Minn.. Dec. 16.— The semi-annual meeting of the State Feder ation of Labor convened in this city at 10 o'clock this morning, President M. E. Murray, or St. Paul, presiding. Vice President Benjamin Mr-Lain, of St. Cloud, introduced Mayor Bruckart.who. in a short but cordial address, welcomed the delegates to this city. During his address the mayor also touched upon several subjects of great interest to farmers and laboring men. President Murray thanked him on behalf of the convention. Forty-five delegates were present, representing twenty-three or ganizations throughout the state. The session was secret, and, besides giving the list of delegates present, the press committee would only report the elec tion of officers, which had been com pleted at G o'clock, when recess was taken until after supper. A resolution was passed which is known as one re quiring all convict products to ba stamped with the words "Convict La bor,'' and a bill to thai end is being urged to pass in the coming legislature. Several other important resolutions were passed, but were not given out for publication at present. Among the delegates in attendance are: A. H. Hendricks. T. P. Kern Erick Olson, E. R. Cobb, Duluili; Abe iJelo.^ John Mertin, Julius Adams. John Me lver, John Williams, Thomas O'Neil, B. McLean, St. Cloud; J. F. Krieger, John C. Stahlnian, J. tocDanieis, <.. ii. Becker, M. E. Murray, Frank Hoffman, E. Sidlitz, Nic VYillwerscheid, G. 1.. Barton, E. B. Lolt. St. Paul; D. W. Harding, A. Baser, J. H. Peters. J. A. Heat!;. P. N. Kennedy, N. E. Dunphey, A. Williams, D. J. Morrison. John I•'. McAuley. Frank Letting well, J. May hew. P. J. Seberger, St. Cloud; W. mitt, A. J. Arnison, P. 11. Starr, George W. Meagher, Joseph Weils, W. 11. Hatcher, Newton Still well, William McWinuey, W. 15. Hammond, Henry Direli, of Mlnueaiiolis. The election of officers resulted at follows: President, John Merlin, St. Cloud; first vice president. E. It. Cobb, Duiuth; second vice president, A. H. Hendricks, Minneapolis; secretary, W. 11. Hammond, Minneapolis. The meeting will urge a number tit .very important measures for passage upon the coining legislature. Among the cities represented were St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Cloud,Winona. Bramerd, Stillwater, Faribautt and nearly every other imporiant town in the state. The evening session will probably occupy the greater part of the night. It will adjourn in time for the delegates to return home on early trains. Chiftlrton Found Dead. Waitox, Wis.. Dec. 10.— The bchuitz children, who disaupeaied, and for whom hundreds of men have been searching, were found dead today in the woods two miles from the homestead. They lost their way during • last Mn;n day's snow storm, and died from ex posure. Judge Sceve.-s Paralyzed. Oskai.oosa, 10., Dec. 16.—Complete paralysis of the right side prostrated Judge Seewra last night He was a former member of the lowa supreme court for fourteen years, and pruuiineut in lowa in an early day. A. \. Galte l>eail. special to the Qiobe Hancock, Minn.. Dec. 10. —A. A. (ialie, eighty years old. died today, He was one of the oldest settlers at this place. Complete Yonr scries. We now have the complete set of "Queer People;" 500 pictures, pribted in colors. Interesting and instructive. Kight parts; 10 cents per part. GI.OBE, St. Paul; Herald, Wabasha; News Zumbrota; Journal. Stillwater. HI\K AS GltKAl ivNKE. It Was Not Used to Maim \\ riKht- Ington, of Harvard. New YonK, Deo. 10.—Immediately upon the close of the football season the Yale Football association, in view of the charges made against lliukey, of the Yale eleven, requested a committee of prominent"gentlemen to investigate. The cotiimittee, which was perfectly satisfactory to the Harvard eleven, lias found that all the charges of roughness ! in the Springfield game Have centered \in the aliened willful injury of right' i tie ton by lliiikey. The committee ex am inert (.'apt. Hinkev, who states mos positively that he did not "knee" 01 otherwise maltreat Wrightington in the Spiiiucbfht came, and that he has never been guilty of unfair roughness in any of the sanies in which he lias ta!;eii part. Referee David Rovaird's state ment is as follsws: "1 inclose a Clipping from a Now York morning paper of Dec. 10. In it is stated ihat 1 saw llinkey 'knee' VYright kngtou. 1 wish to say that I did not only not see this, but 1 did see the play. j and 1 was within a few yards of the i men at the time. Writfhtingtou was ■ thrown perfectly lair, so his injuries | were the result of accident, and not of ' malevolence on the part of any member of the Yale team, bo much has been made of this particular occurrence thai I feel that this statement is clue as a matter of justice." Alexander MoiTatt, Linesman Ueoree D. Pratt, Assistant Linesman Evan .Mc- Dowell, (jartield and Ansuu M. Beard, the Yale tackle, join hi similar state ments, exonerating Uinkey from undue , roughness.