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Washington. l»ec. 16.—Indications: For
Minnesota: Fair; warmer in northern par-
Sou; northwest winds, becoming variable.
For Wisconsin: Fair; colder; northwest
For Iowa: IV:; north winds, becoming
For tlie Dakota*: Fair; warmer; north
ffknis, becoming south.
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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
11 would BOt.be such a serious mis
;ake. after all, if t:ie intelligent com
jusitor were to set it "satan" instead of
Aftf.b all, it would appear that it
was talking too much, rather than tak
rig too much, that got Seeley into
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
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
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
'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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
* *
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
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.
"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. .: ■. : ~.
Republicans From the Rocky
Mountain States Will De
t mand Action.
Unless They Gain Their End
They Will Farnellize
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
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
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.
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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.
"The American Historical Register."
Philadelphia: The Historic! Register
Publishing company.
"American 1-Yderatioiiist." Now
York: Hie American Federation of
"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.
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
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.
fijll MAIL^
wfe^jpi^^| -X-v_JL -JL_ jk> SL .Ja. .js-^^Gj
Nicotine, the Active Principle, Neutralized.
■ ■
Semi-Annual Meeting of the
State Federation of
Important Measures to Be
Urged Upon the Legisla
ture for Passage.
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
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
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
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.
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.

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