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THE DAILY GLOBE PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT 111K G1.015K lUII.DING. CORNEK FOlinil AMirBDAKSTKEETS lilllllW. FAPIJt OF BAWBI corvTY. 1» \ll \ (NOT IN* 1.1 1>IIS«;>I N»AY) K> tliemoiilli, mail or carrier— 4Oe Oneycu: l>* earrler.iiiadvatitfc.#4.O© One year by mall, in advance. sv>.oo M\ mv*. by mail in advance. . #1.75 DAILY AMI M >DU. By the month, mail or carrier..soc On* year by carrier,inadvance. £5.0(> One jear b> mail, in advance. .54.00 M\ in on. by mail in advance. .99.9$ M \i)V\ ALONE. Tor Single Copy Five Cents Three .Uoiiiji*. mall or carrier.,sOi* One Year, by mail or carrier..9l.so UKIiKLY ST. PAll, GLOBE. One year. SI | Six mo., Cse j Three mo., 35c Address all Jotters and telegram* to TllE GLOB& St. Paul, Minn. Fsstcrn Advertising Office-Room 517 Temple Court Euilding, New York. WASHINGTON HEAL, Ml« F ST. NW. Complete filesof the always kept on lieud for reference, Patrons aud friends are cordially invned to visit and avail them wives of the facilities of our Eastern office v Leu In New York and Washington. TODAY'S WK.Vllifclit. Washington. Dec. — Indication: For Minnesota: Fair; variable winds, becoming northerly. For Wisconsin: Fair: warmer; south westerly winds. For [own: Fair: warmer; southwesterly winds, becoming variable. Fin the Dakotas: Fair; variable winds. For Montana: Fair; variable winds. GKNI i: v OBSERVATIONS. Uxited Status Department of AoiucrLT r«E, Weatheh Busucau, Washington; Dec. 2S. G-.4S p.m. Local Time, Sr.m.T.'.th Meridian lime.—Observations taken at tne same mo ment of time «t nil stations. Place Ear.iT'r.ii Place. liar. T'r. St. Paul.... 3>.08 2 Med'e Hat. . :r..:>4 20 Dulnth... ■.'.■•.- 14 SWt Cur'eut 30.5 il6 LaCrosse. Uo.lt 21 lju'Appelle 'M.Hi 13 Huron 3'J.24 20! Minnedosa.. 30.22 S Pierre ■ ■■'.•.* 24 Winnipeg. 1 r; UO.lOj l- Xoorheaa.. :uitj| li- Port Arthur. 29.<j0j 10 St.Vincent. :i;>.l4| it [j Bismarck...! ii.-'hi IS Boston 1"]-2J V/illlston... .(■.,- 14 Buffalo IC-10 Havre ;••>' 1 Cheyenne... 8-28 Wiles City.. J'.."i.j C jehicaco .... 10-10 Helena.. 30.70 —2j Cincinnati.. (5-12 Edmonton.. *;.t* X Montreal >>-l 0 B&tUeford .io..')t ■ New Orleans 23-34 rr Albert-.. Putsburg ... 6-12 Calgary.. . to.« l*> i —Below zero. P. V. Lyons, Local Forecast Official. "1 still have my mitts on."— Dick Cro ker. m Timothy Kkakhon should put on a revised edition ol his mouth after Jau. 1. «atfs» Waitin will continue next year as this to be one of the most unpopular resorts 111 Wisconsin. ««»» Afti:i: all. there will bo plenty of gloom in 1895. Two or three dozen legislatures will be in session. Ie» — Has anybody thought to ask George Francis Train if lie would be willing to serve on the currency commission? The presidential booms of Gov. Me. Kinley and "Good Roads" Coxey are packed away in ilu* same ice house. Tom Reed is suffering from the dis position uf the newspapers to displace him with stories about Hetty Green. Sim Coy, the great Indianapolis polit ical manipulator, is dead. The Booster state, however, still ::hs Ben Harrison. Congress Is having a vacation, but Mr. Eiaveineyer doesn't seem to have considered it a hint to him to adjourn. Map; lixe Poli lud will be a pretty old wotiiAU when she gets thatsls,ooo, if she collects it lruiti Col Breckinridge's pate receipts. Will wonders never cease? The anthracite coal producers met iv New York yesterday and did not raise the price of coal. The Lezow committee will adjourn for the year tomorrow. Having gone through so macti tilth, it ought to open the taw year with a bath. Axthovt Cousxock is admitted to b« a pretty mean man, but ho resents the Imputation that he is a common, every-day New York boodler. Chemists, Physicians and teachers of cookery.those who know the most about cookery and Inking powders, use Dr. Price's in their homes. Mb. MfKiMTv. why was it that, while every important town from Chi cago to Boston was struck by the great snow storm, Toledo was overlooked? Govs. Waiii: and Penaoyer, who are soon to go out of o:\ice without a tear from the people, might become charter members of the Great American Kick ing club. It seems that there are little gangs of aggressive Democrats still left. There arc apparently enough left in the New York postoffice to plaj football with the Republican clerks, about forty of w!:om have been incontinently kicked out. Of the forty-five Democrats who Toted fur Mitchell for senator in the Wisconsin legislature all but seven were refused renoniinatlon by their constituents, and of these seven all were defeated at the polls but two. No greater outrage was ever perpetrated than the defeat of Ed Bragg, and none v as ever more emphatically resented. 11i:m;v W.vrn:n-o.v talked to the Bostonese in New York on Forefathers' day .rliout tbe Puritan and the cavalier, and in the course of his scintillations said, coßimeniiuK "is the fortunate dis appearance of both types: "This Ido know from person*! experience, that it is impossible for the strannr guest, sitting beneath a bower of roses in the* Palmetto club at Charleston or by a mimic log heap in the Algonquin club in Boston, to tell the assembled com pany apart—particularly after 10 o'clock in the eveuine." And now the Boston ese are scratching their sinciputs and wonderii.ir what Watterson meant by that. ' The Chicago Herald, commenting on the interview with the president of the Minnesota Democratic association in which he repudiated the address issued by the association, says: C. M. Foote, president of the Minnesota Democratic association, repudiates the ad dress recently issued by the executive com mittee declaring for free trade, and soya he Intends, on the first of the year, to sever his connection with the association. Mr. Foote declares be never was, and is not now, a free trader. Ho, therefore, finds himself out of place in the Democratic party, and takes the only course open to an honorable man by abandoning the organization. If all the pro tectionists, big and little, can be induced to follow .Mr. Foote's example, the Democratic I any. while it mny be reduced in uuntkwia will be Erefttfr improved in the character of its membership. And the reduction in num bers will tie ouly temporary. There will soon bo enough recruits from the publican ml independent ranks to more limn eon; pensate for the losses caused by the deser- (ion of the protectionists. One of the most I healthful stuns for Uk party in the present i situation is the prospect tliat the protection ■ ists are preparing to go over to the other ' camp, where they rightfully belong. QUESTION OF i'KIOKIIV. The Pioneer Press has never fomven Auditor Bieruiaun for having kept the Republican committee, candidates and press in a continual nightmare for six weeks previous to the election. Its re sentment is in no wny softened nor. its amiable temper at all improved by the reflection that, in spite of the one-man campaign made against Biermann. in spite of the Democratic Judases who joined the Pioneer Press in its ghoulish work of defamation, in spite of the fact that other Democratic candidates were spared that Biermann Bigot be cruci - tied, the candidate lor auditor ran many thousand votes ahead of his ticket. The expected, therefore, happened when Mr. Bieniiann's report was made pub lic, and the Pioneer Press proceeded, with that rare and radiant consistency which keeps its readers in a condition of chronic uncertainty as to what the politics of th? paper will bo tomorrow, to condemn in unmeasured terms th.% recommendations of thn auditor, having warmly commended the same recom mendations exactly one week ago. when they were made by the pine land com mittee. While lashing itself in impotent fury and exudittt its venomous bile at every pore, the Pioneer Press wheels suddenly upon the (iLOBB and makes this paper a co-respondent In its suit for revenue, probably because it recognizes in the Globe the chief factor in Mr. Bier maun's relative triumph at the polls. The Globe is cited to appear ana show cause, "Why, there being no law to the contrary, did uot Mr. Biermann require his examiner • * • to give bond for the faithful discharge of his duty and verify his reports?" Without clearly understanding tins fearfully and wonderfully constructed seutence, the least intelligible portion of which is omitted, the Ulobb refers the three star editorial writer to Mr. Bicrmann's report for his answer. He will find there that Auditor Biermann had no authority to make such •'requirement" of his examiner, and iie will tind, among many other valuable suggestions bodily "swiped" by the committee la making up its report, a recommendation that future auditors be given the authority of law to make this "requirement." The report of the committee was for mulated ana uiven out for publication Dec. 21. At that time the auditor's re port was, and for many days had been. i:i the bands of the state printer, and its author would have had no opportunity to "follow the lead of the committee" even if lie had desired to do so. The intimation that the auditor's report was a plagiarism is as idiotic as It is cow ardly. The Globe has no desire, and is un der no obligation, to "vindicate the cut going auditor." A committee which was appointed largely for the purpose ot defaming him had the manhood to say that he is the only auditor who lias ever kept a record of the office, or whose administration would bear in spection. The Ulobk repeats what it frequently said during the late cam paitin—that he is the only state official who has ever placed himself fearlessly between the hungry corporation sharks, whose journalistic representative the Pioneer Press is, and tiie misguided taxpayers who have seen fit to depose him. Marion Harland's daughter writes: 'Every American housewife who wishes to have the certainty of achieving the bost results in her cooking uses Dr. Price's Baking Powder." AN EPOCH AI, KVKNT. It is not the man who is in the thick of the melee who can tell how tiie bailie is going, nor is it the man absorbed in the different economic movements who can sop their drift or tendency. He sees clearer and judges better who stands aloof from participation and watches the play of force on force, of movement against movement, of ten dency opposing tendency, it is this that makt^ the closet philosopher clearer-eyed aud more sagacious than the man involved in the turmoil with judgment swayed by interest or nar rowed by concentration of faculties on his own pursuit. Carroll I). Wiight, commissioner of labor, occupies such a position, and from it views the various contending forces at work in our economic world with impartial eye, and makes more accurate note of the movements than can one engaged as a partisan. in any of them. lie sees what others have seen, the strong bent of the popular mind towards the use of the aggregated power of the nation as a remedy for the tem porary ills whose cure by natural proc esses they are too impatient to await. In the realm or labor and capital, where there is a growing and menacing antag on.ism, each is seeking; the use of this power in its conflict with the other, each expecting to get and use it, or ex tend the use it has to its own advan tage. Mr. Wright regards the strike of last July ps marking an epoch in our devel opment. It marked another step taken in the advance of state socialism, bring ing, as it has, the logical question of governmental regulation of wages of those engaged in interstate commerce as a sequence to the assumption of the power to regulate charges for carriage assumed in the act of 'ST. It follows as logically behind the bill to permit rail ways to pool their earnings under super vision of the interstate commission. With a force that cannot be met the questioncomes: If the state regulates the charge for service and the division of earnings so as to insure profits to un compating roads, why should it not go a step further and regulate what shall be the reasonable wage of those employed in that service? From that position, when gained, the next and inevitable step is an easy one —the absorption by the state of the work of distribution by rail—the nationaliza tion of the roads. It has been apparent for some years, and to none more so than to those who viewed it with disap proval, if not with dread, that the move ment was in this direction. The roads have themselves accelerated it by their disregard of laws enacted co restrain them, and the courts are aiding it by their acceptance of the capitalization of the companies as the basis of calcula tion for reasonable rates. Mr. Wright sees this culmination coming from an unsuspected source—the stockholders of tiie roads won to its support by a propo sition that the government take over their ODeration, guaranteeing a small but reasonable annual dividend. But, whether the process shall pro- ceed to its logical end of governmental operation or not, the proposition that the state shall prescribe tlie reasonable rate of wages paid in the transporta tion service is a necessary corollary of the one that it fix reasonable rates for carriage; andtlia discussions that have followed the strike, the suggestions of TttE FAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATTJKDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, JPO|. railway managers themselves of a sort oft nl'slwent analogous to army serv ice, the geuetal opinion that disputes about wasrea should not interfere with the duty the toads owe the public, the proposition for boards of arbitration with loiupulso'v powers, ail finding ■ouri'P iii ihe grt'Rt strike, warrant Mr. Wright in regarding it as epochal in what be terms the "silent revolu tion" now progressing. It is l)ut a piiaseof the stiuggle again renewed, with, at present, the advantage on the *ide of collectivism, between that con cept uf government and that of indi vidualism. Tnere is but one oour.se. for those to take arlte teel that collectivism will end in the most despotic of tyran nies, and that is to set their faces im movably against every phase of it, whether it bear the name of Socialism, Populism, Prohibition or Protection. POPULISM MUDIFIKD. The leading Populists of the nation are in conference today in St. Louis over the situation, and what modifica tions, if any, in ihe Omaha platform should be made. Preparatory to this ■Meeting the Chicago Times asked the opinion of many leading men in that party, and prints their replies. There is a sensible modification of the pur poses the party should set forth in its platform, showing that the lessons and experience ot the past Have not been wholly wasted on these men. There is a unanimity of opinion that there should not be more than four planks containing terse declarations on finance, labor, transportation and taxa tion. Especially noticeable is the re treat fiom the free coinage idea, but one or two urging it, while Peffer ad riseaacaiust a silver platform "as too narrow." This erudite statesman and financier summarizes his platform as follows: "The people want more money, and they want it to cost them less, so that their property will purchase more money. They wnnt a more equitable system of transportation, which will move their pioperty at cost. And taxa tion ought to be levied justly tor pub lic purposes only.v Mr. Kern, Populist representative trim Kansas, says "Jef ferson's ideas should bo pretly closely followed." hven our own Donnelly has learned to moderate his ambition, aud doesn't want all the Populist eggs carried in one basket. In all the letters there is not a word said of the rankly paternalistic features of the Omilia platform. The land loan and subtreasury schemes are unmen- Honed, aifd are dropped; but on the money question there is unanimity that the paper money should be issued by the national government. All in all, the letters show a progress towards ra tionalism which is encouraging. Do you know what the "substitute evil": is. 'Tis when your dealer"is just out" of the acme of Baking Powders. Dr. Prics's.and tries to foist off another upon you, his aim being "large profits.' *Vi:jston Finds a Liar. The tollowine communication has been received trom Hon. P. B.Winston: Minneapolis. Minn., Dec. 28, 18U4. To the Editor of the Globe. 1 see the St. Paul ULOBE, under the heading of "Hot Tamales," has this to say in this morning's issue: k%.J. J. liiil. P. B. Winston and other prominent Democrats who did not sup port the ticket last fall are said to be discouraged at the outlook for the Min nesota Democracy. This is sad. The Minnesota Democracy is discouraged at the outlook tor J. J. Hill, P. B. Win ston and other prominent Democrats who did not support the ticket last fall. This is true." 1 have no quarrel with -your or any oiher paper, bo far as tne article re fers to me, 1 only desire to say it is false in its entirety, and the man who wrote it is a liar. P. B. VVinstox. SIMUXGEII KXPL.AIX9. New Currency Biil Not Compul- sory on lianks. Washington, Dec. 28.—Representa tive Springer cave to an Associated Press reporter the following summary. intended as a popular explanation of the currency bill as modified by the iaie Carlisle amendments: "In tsie lirst place," said Mr.Springer, "the Carlisle bill proposes a radical change in the manner of securing the bank Dote circulation. The rapid pay me lit of the public debt, the limited number of bonds now outstanding and the further fact that many of them are held in trust capacities in this country, and as permanent investments by per sons residing abroad, have rendered the kind of security now required imprac ticable. The Carlisle bill proposes for security of the circulating note 3of the national banks, instead of United States bonds, a guarantee fund consisting of legal tender notes or currency certifi cates to the amount of 30 per cent of the circulation applied for; also a safety fund to be raised by a tax of one-half of 1 per cent per annum upon the circulat ing notes, until it reaches 5 per centum of the whole circulation, and as a fur ther security a first lien upon all the assets of the bank and upon the amount which may be realized by the double liability feature of tiie national banking laws. •'Tha guarantee fund of 30 per centum the assets of the bank and the personal liability of the stockholders can only go to the payment of the circulating notes of the bank which issues them, but the 5 per oent guarantee fund raised by a tax upon all the circulation of the couu try is a common fund out of which the notes of any failed Dank may be paid if the guarantee fund, the assets and per sonal liabilities of the stockholders are not sufficient. Thus, on a circulation ot $200,000, the present national bank circulation, the safety fund would amount to §10,000,000, and this whole fund could be drawn upon to pay the notes of any bank that failed. This security is considered ample by the safest financiers aud bankers of the country. "The currency bill, as amended, does not compel national banks to enter the new system. They may continue under the ojd law, but it is thought that bank inc officials will soon see the advantage of the new plan and adopt it." BADGER PEDAGOGUES. They Elect Officers and Adjourn. Madison, Wis., Dec. 28.—The State Teachers' association finished its ses sion today. Officers were elected as follows; President, W. J. Brier, ot River Falls; vice presidents, K. H. Halsey, of Osh kosh; 11. A. Simonds, Stevens Point; Lillie Rheul, Baraboo; secretary, Y. L. Bowman, .Superior; treasurer," J. F. Sims, Onulaska; executive committee, It. B. Dudgeon, Madison; Mmgret Hos ford, Whitewater; I). D. Mayne. Janes villh; David Thome, Kock county; C. D. Kipp.Elkhorn; State Superintendent J. Q. Emery, President Salisbury, of the Whitewater normal school. Super intendent Albert Hardy, of La (Jrosse, and Superintendent C. E. Patzer, of Manitowoe. Other business was tran sacted and reports of committees were heard, after which adjournment was taken to such time and place as the executive committee shall determine ucxiyear. Torpedoo* for the Olympia. Newport, It. 1., Dec. 28.— Orders were received at the torpedo station today to ship at once twelve Whitchead toipeuoes to be placed on board the cruiser Olympia. now at San Fnnciaeo. This is the largest toipe.do equipment over placed on board a man-of-war from here. The San Francisco, soun ex- Dected here, will receive tlie second largest. Eight torpedoes will u« placed 011 board of her. FROM MANY SOURCES. "What's Smith doing?" asked Brown. 'Time," said Jones. •That -o! What did he do?" "A triend." Little Lucy Daly, who heads the band of pickaninnies in " 1 he Passim; Show," is thoroughly interested in her choco late-colored charges, and is constantly devising some plan of entertainment for them. The other nfarht the youngsters had a Christmas "blow-out" at the Hotel de Mink, and Lucy was careful to see that every member of the com pany was present. Mayor Smith was coining out of the court house yesterday afternoon, when he was accosted by one of his ancient Celtic acquaintances. "Beg yer pardin, yet honor," he said, "but wal ye gimme a bit ov informa tion?" '•About what?" asked the mayor. "Ef ye plaze, sor. about th' order of his rlverince th' pope agin' th' masons. Shu re, sor, ef his riveriuce manes wot he Bays, th' owld woman an' childer Ml shtarve. yer honor." Th"c mayor stared an instant. Then his face lighted up. "What do you do for a living?" be asked. "Shure, yer honor, O'im a mason." "A mason!" "Vis, yer honor, a shtoneeutter. an—" and it took the mayor ten minutes to explain what kind of masons t:ie pope meant. Tom Prendercast, having taken half tlie degrees in the Knights of Pythias, has the assurance of the Cardinal that he can go ahead and finish the job. Controller McCardy says that he is weary ot grasshopper financiering. So are the policemen, Mr. McCardy. In the sensation developed in the pro bate court yesterday, the people of White Bear will have enough to talk about till the summer tourists come again An Irish tramp on Thursday went into a saloon where there was an Irish bartender, and tackled the free lunch vigorously. "Lay off," cried the bartender. "D'ye think this is wan o' thin soup houses?" '•Beg pardiu," said the tramp; "to morray's Friday, an' Oi must ate all Oi can ternight." "Lei's play that today is Friday," said the bartender, ominously. "It's plain, ter be sure," said the tramp, pausing indignantly, "that jer an A. I. A."' The tramp is still there, eating. "As between Senator Washburn and Kuute Nelson I have no preference," said llalvor Steenerson to me last night, and he wouldn't say anything else. However, Halror has a prefer ence, and it isn't Senator Washburn, either. One S. G. Comstock is not a man noted for possessing the courage of his own convictions. In fact, he never has convictions until he ascertains beyond a doubt the way the wind is blowing. It was demonstrated at the national convention in Minneapolis in 1892, when he, Senator Washuurn and Bob Dunn were members of the committee on con tested seats. A contest arose between Blame and Harrison delegations, and the majority report seated the Harrison delegates. Comstock would not express his preference; but on the following day, when the committee reported in favor of the Harrison delegation, Coin stock voted for the Harrison delega tion, although known to be a Elaine man. At that time, for this act of po litical cowardice, Washburn applied to Comstock all the epithets in the cato gory. Possibly Comstock's present atti tude is good evidence of his apprecia tion of Washburn's expressed indigna tion. AT THE THEATERS. •'The Passing Show" will conclude its engagement at the Metropolitan with an extra performance tomorrow night. Charles Ross is again with the company. • * ■ "Charley's Aunt, 'the hilarious three act comedy, will appear at the Metro politan Monday night for the first time. *■ ■* * GusHeege will bid farewell to his ad mirers in the character of "Yon Yon sou" at the Grand tonight. * ** "The Span of Life," a sensational drama, will open a week's engagement at tho Grand tomorrow night. For. ideal results in sweet flavored, light, delicate pastry, biscuit, muffins, try the ideal baking powder, Price's, and you will use none other. A. R. U. Men \% iil Get Off. San Fuaxcisco, Dec. 2S.—United States District Attorney Knight staled today that he would shortly recommend to Attorney General Olney to dismiss the charges against at. least three fourths of the A. K. U. men now under arrest in this district chained with con spiracy growing: out of the recent strike. lie believes that there is no chance of convicting them. The trials now in progress in the city have not developed as strong a case of conspiracy as was expected. The district attorney de clares, however, that it is his intention to stubbornly prosecute the ringleaders of the recent disturbances. HAWAII IS QUIRT. Rumors of Uevolt Officially De- niert. Wasiiixotox, Dec. 28.—Mr. Hast ings, the Hawaiiau charee d'affaires, recelvad mail advices from Honolulu this morning confirmatory of the latest press advices from that country, to the effect that the political situation Is qniet, and that the recent so-called iuonarchial conspiracy was a matter of small importance. This mail was broueht by steamer Arawa, which left Honolulu on the 14th iustant and ar rived at San Francisco on th« 2'2d in stnnt. It included all the Hawaiian newspapers for a week prior to the 13th. Mr. Hastings said that his advices showed no war or rumors of war in Hawaii, and that there was uo special excitement over the recent arrest of Bush and his party for alleged con spiracy against the government. Cincinnati's Captain Keprimanil- od. Washington*. Dec. 28.—The secre tary of the navy has prepared h letter raprimandiM! Capt. Glass, of the Cin cinnati, for not being at his Dost when that vessel was passing near Execution rock last Call and struck boitoiu. Generous li> the Widow. Nauanac Lake, N. V., Dec. 28.—The private car ot President Booth, of the Canada Atlantic railway, struck a man near Malone, killing him. President Booth sent today a check for $1.000 to the widow and children. Shiloli a National I'.irW. Wahuington, Dec. 98.— The presi dent has approved th« act to establish a national military park at the battlelield HOT TAIWALES. There is a good deal of newspaper comment concerning the difference be tween Bom ke Cnekrau and Dick Cn»k«r. The principal difference is that Cock ran is a eeiilieman. IT (.'apt. Stevemon toes to -Smi: Sitijr for a bribe of six bushel* of peaches, where will Capt. Williams land? The Pioneer Press hus some remark able features. That three-star editorial writer, for instance, has a great head. j It would be a good tiling to crack wal | niits on. 'i'he came of senhtor-inHking bids fair toVelipse all other sports for the next few' days. It can only be played by a [member of the legislature, "and the rules are very simple. All you have to do td to imagine a man is h candidate and then pull his lejj. If the nine land investigating com mittee will deposit a bond for the col lection t*t lv per cent of the amount it promises U» "save" the state, It de serjres «.o be discharged with a vote of thanks and no questions asked about the "sundries" in the bill of expense. The road to the legislature, like that lyiiiir in another well known direction, is paved with good intentions, but the people are demanding something more substantial at the hands of the Ramsey county delegation. St. Louis is having trouble about Ms drinking water. The trouble is not over the quantity ot the supply, but merely n question of Sable etiquette. Some of the more advanced devotees of fashion insist upon using a fork instead of a glass when they take it. That Republican proposition to "an nex" the offices of coroner and city phy sician is a good tiling, but it doesn't go far enough. Why not unite the offices of county and city attorney? And then, with equal consistency and no further deviation from the statute, they might let this double-headed official monster serve as attorney general of the state and United States district attorney. That's right, gentlemen; wherever you see a Democratic head hit it, That's what you are there for. DONNKLLI'S PL4TPORM. He Outlines Jt to the Chicago Times. The Chicago Tlme3 asked Populist leaders their views as to Ike issues of the future for the Populist parly, lg natuis Donnelly said: "There are a few propositions which, standing alone, would, i think, meet the approval of a vast majority of the vot ers of this country. They" are: "1. 1 hat the paner currency of tiie country should bo issued directly to the people, and no corporations or individ uals should be permitted to interpose themselves between the government and those who constitute the govern ment, and levy tribute upon every dollar, in the shape of high rates of in terest to bankers, without the payment of whicli the people's money cannot get to the people. ":1 That the supply of money thus coming from the national guvernmeut should be adequate for all the business wants of tiie country, and as abundant as that furnished lo any civilized na tion in the world. '•3. As an incident to this abundant supply of money we favor free coinage of Doth gold and silver, 0:1 equal terms. as lung as either is used as money, and at ;he ratio existing before silver was demonetized. - - '•4. We demand that all agricultural lauds owntd by aliens thall be con demned, under the right of eminent dimiajn,' a reasonable urice paid there fore, aud given in traces of forty acres each as boinesteads to aciual settlers. No foreigner should be permitted to in terdict the inhabitants of -a country fp mi access to their own soil. "Now, personally. I am in favor of many other propositions—especially government ownership of the means of transportation and communication; but if the placing of this in a platform is going to drive away those who are not prepared for it, and without whose votes we cannot succeed, then 1 am will ing that it should be hold In abeyance for a time. Tue world is now going to come to an end in 18'.»7. Wise action in 1800 gave the Republican party power substantially for thirty-six years. If the People's party wins in l*v«,'nnd has half that lease ot life, there will be ample room for congress to discues and settle a hundred other questions, and every re form that ought to win will win." l<;x.VTir.-> Donnki.lw Hastings, Minn., Dec. 22, U0& Hot biscuit, griddle cakes orpastry can be eaten by dyspeptics with impunity when prepared with Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. THE WATER DEPARTMENT. Juniua Thinks It Altogether Too J'-xpensive. To the Editor of tho Globe. On authority of Holy Writ the Pool of Bethesda had no power for the healing of the nation unless its waters were moved. So now with the people of St. Paul, a movement by the citizens to compel municipal reform in all its branches is the only way that relief can be obtained. The question of the disso lution of the corporation commonly known as the water board is now fully before the people and is discussed by the daily papers. The Dispatch of Thursday evening contains an editorial, sound and to the point. The Daily Pio neer of Friday morning follows with an editorial taking the opposite view, re flecting upon the intelligence of the people in assailing the water cor poration. It is very probable that there will be some sense lefi» when J. J. McCardy and the Pioneer editor shall have passed away. The water board, as now constituted, is an oppressive institution; the charge for the use of water is vastly more than in other cities, and there is no city in the United States where a perpetual as sessment is made against the citizens of 20 cents per lineal foot upon all mains laid, which is collected every year by being made a lien upon the property. This power was obtained by a constitu tional amendment run through the leg islature without the knowledge of 95 per cent of the property owners. This constitutional amendment was made ostensibly for the whole slate, while St. Paul is the only city that has taken ad vantage of the law—for which said ! amendment was really made. It is un - just,and in conflict with other provisions of tliti organic law,because it is unequal, and therefore cannot be justified. The author of the scheme, an old officer of the city, says that it v»as one of his crowning acts, and for which he expects a halo of glory to surround him in alter life. The so-called water board should be abolished, the JO-cent per lineal foot (not 10 as J. J. McCardy alleges) must be repealed. Wipe out the office of sec retary and save £3,500 per year, and otherwise . reduce expenses. There is water enough tor this generation, and the water rents will afford ample means for future extension!*. JUKIUS. _«_ Wants $00,000 lor His Injuries. Nkwakk,~N.~~J., Dec. 28.—Edward Mullen is suing the Western Union Telegraph* company for 180,000 damages. While working as a lineman Mullen whs caught by a live win* and received injuries which, it is aliened, ueiuia aeutly disabled him. JAPS UNCONCERNED. Their Approval ot His Mis sion to China Not Needed. MINISTER KURINO TALKS. The Selection 13 One That Will Hasten an Agree ment. FOSTER MEETS GRESHAM. Interviews the Secretary Be fore Starting: for the Orient. Washington, I>ec. 8& — Minister Kurino. ot Japan, said today that the published Btatrtteirt that Gen. John W. Foster's selection as the representative ot China in the peace negotiations has the approval of the Japanese govern ment grew out of a misapprehension. Mr. Kurino views the mission of (ien. Foster as a private affair wholly be tween him and China. The minister does not think it calls for an expression of approval or disapproval from him self or his government. Personally he lias never thought of protesting or ob jectiiu to the appointment, as he recog nized China's right to sro where she chooses to select a confidential officer. The attitude of indifference, he said, has apparently led to the erroneous conclusion that he has officially sauc tioned the choice or Gen. Foster. The minister says the selection of a private American citizen as China's adviser will in no way affect the peace negotia tions. Japan has her own purpose and policy, and will proceed according to the judgment of her authorities without reference to who may appear as repre sentative of China. It is felt in some quarters, however, that tiie personal acquaintance heretofore existing be tween Mr. Matsu, the Japanese minister of foreign affairs, and Mr. Foster may prove an embarrassment in conducting negotiations in which the parties will desire to feel entirely uutramnieled. Mr. Kurino and Gen. Foster are per sonal friends, and had talked together of the latter's proposed mission for China, although it had not been the minister's purpose thereby to give the endorsement ot the Japanese govern ment to Mr. Foster's mission. NOT AN OFFICIAL ENVOY. Ex - Secretary loster Will Aid China as a Private Adviser. London, Dec. 28.—The Westminster Gazette tliis afternoon soys: "It is sren erally believed that America took more than a kindly concern in the affairs of Corea. Tl;e envoy of the United States was one high in Corean favor. Then China was jealous, and that China now seeks the aid uf tiie United States is one of those curious transformations ot these times of wbirlicur.. "England aud ail the powers welcome the news of President Cleveland's prompt response to China's appeal. Mr. Foster's presence at Tokio should aid greatly the chances of a speedy settle ment." The comment of the Westminster Ga zette refers to the announcement made by the Associated Press last night that John \V. Foster, formerly secretary of state, has been requested by the Chi nese government to go to Japan and meet tha plenipotentiaries or' the for mer government, in order to aid them in the negotiation* for peace. Mr. Foster, as announced last night, has accepted the invitatior, and expects to leave Washington in a day or two, sailing from Vancouver for Yokabtna an Jan. 7. unless there is some delay in the de parture or the Chinese peace commis sioners, it does not seem probable that there will be any deiay in ihis mutter, as Peace Commissioner Chang Ymg liv en, as announced by the Associated Press this inorning.has left Tien Tain for for Che Foo, and is exoected at Shang hai Jan. t» on his way to Tokio. But, as intimated by the Associated Press, Japan may not consent to receive the second Chinese peace commissioner, Shao Yao Tien, on account of the fact that, when governor of Formosa, lie offered rewards for Japanese heads. But the Westminster Gazette would seem to be in error as to the- actual facts in the case. Mr. Foster ha 3 not been appointed as a peace commissioner by President Cleveland. Mr. Foster desires it to be understood that he tcoes to Japan purely in a private capacity as an adviser of the Chinese plenipotenti aries, lie has no authority to represent or speaK for tiie government ol the United States. WILL bHAO iir; UKOEIVKD Japs Have a Grievance Against the Commissioner. Shanghai, Dec. 28.— Peace Com missioner Chang Ying linen has left Tien Tsin for Che Foo. and is expected here on Jan. 6, when he will join Peace Commissioner Shao Sao Tien and no to Tokio. Chang Ying huen is president of the board of the revenue, a member of the Tsung Li Yamen. and was Chi nese minister to Washington a few years ago. Shao Yao Tien is act ins governor of the Chinese prov ince of Yuen. lie was formerly governor of Formosa, and while occu pying that post he offered a reward of about $10,000 for the destruction of a big Japanese war ship, and for the destruc tion or capture of a small war ship of Japan offered about 16,000. Not satis fied with this, he offered a further schedule of rewards to be paid to the Chinese who took Japanese soldiers or sailors, dead or alive. For the head of a Japauese officer 200 taels were offered, and for the head of a Japanese private 100 taels was the reward. On this ground, it lias been asserted, toe Ja panese government would refuse to re ceive Ciiao Yao Tien as peace commis sioner. For quick raising, fine cakes, pastry, etc. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is unequaled— and purest. DKNBY INQUIRES. Execution of Japanese Students Being Looked Into. "Washington-, Dec. 28. — United States Minister Denby has made no de mand upon the Chinese government for satisfaction for the killing of the two Japanese students as spit's, as reported; nor is the government in a position to make any such demand, which is usual ly construed to mean an indemnity. About six weeks ago tbe minister did ask the Chinese government to explain bo>v it came to pass that these students were executed before his return to China Iron the United States, when the Chinese minister at Washington had promised in beluif of his govern ment that their cases .should be kept in abeyance until. Mr. Denby arrived on the scone. No answer has yet been received from the Chinese government, but it is expected that it will in the end shift the blame upon .some provincial governor who acted without reference to the imperial authorities. .No matter how it turns out, however, our government is not able to do more than express disapproval of the line of action pursued, lor the reason that the Japanese government itself has admitted that the men were spies and were properly surrendered to tne Chi nese. PETRKL AT IfiOW-CHANG. Her Commaml.'r lakes Precau- tion* Against Attack. Washington, Dee. 28.—The little boat Petre! is ice-bound at New- Cbanjr, China. aiitj has been laid up for the winter. Admiral Carpenter has sent a report to the navy department in which he inclose.*, a photograph of the vessel in the process of being encased in earth walls and mot, looking much like a turtle ii! winter quarters. A couple of hundred yards distant is the British warship Firebrand, wise encased in mud with a roof of heavy matting. The Petrel, according to the plans of Ad miral Carpenter, will be turned into a fortress, her deck works being covered by an adobe roof and Kittling u»3 mounted in specially erected tops. In view of the evacuation of New-Chang by the Chinese, just reported, and the approach of the Japanese army upon that point, these precautions are be lieved at the navy department to be well taken. Not Shutting ilia Gates. Pakis, Dec. 28.—The secretary of the Japanese legation here.M. Kato Tsuue tada, says there is no truth in the re port printed in the Shanghai Mercury of Dec. 24, that the chief conditions of peace upon which Japan insists are the Hose of a Chinese-Japanese alliance over European influence, tiie develop ment of Chinese trade and commerce by •Japan, and Japan to undertake the effective reorganization oi the Chiuese army audnavy. Yorkt'iwn at Che-Poo. Washington, Dec. 2a—The United States steamer Vorktown arrived at Che-Foo from Yokohama. At this point she will be in an advantageous position to observe the progress ot hot till ties on the Shang-Tung promontory, and, if need be. to reinforce the Baltimore and Monocacy below Tien- i sin. Foster Interviews Jrcsham. Washington', Dec. 28.—Ex-Secretary John W. Foster, who is about to start for the East to assist tbe Chinese peace commissioners in the negotiation of terms of peace, called at the state de partment today ana had au iiiterriew with Secretary Gresham. ANl'lS AUK ACTIVE. Opposition to Whisky Trust Re- organization Develops. Omaha, Dec. 28. -Omaha stockhold ers of the whisky trust today received confidential letters from Stern berzer. Field & Linn, of New York, notifying them of the formation of the stockhold ers' protective association for the pur pose of resisting the assessment recently made by the directors of the trust and urging them to join the movement for a i general investigation of the company's affairs. The letter says: "It has been too often the practice for the'directors of industrial properties after their com panies have become bankrupted to de vise and impose on the stockholders onerous reorganization schemes which involve the continuance in power of I the same management, under whose j control the properties have been brought : to ruin. Many of the stockholders of i your company are unwilling to acquiesce i in this practice, and are averse to en- ! tering the control of any further capital ! Into the hands of the present manage- i ment before having mads a thorough examination. The undersigned stand ready to aid in the formation of a stock holders' protective committee, and I would request you to communicate with them without delay.'' 1^ KAISEU AGES. Trouble Over the Raise in Hohen lohe's Salary. London, Dec. 20.—A Berlin dispatch to the Daily News says that Emperor ! William is angry at the publicity given j his offer to increase Chancellor yon Hoheniohe's salary. The matter was made public through an anonymous I letter to the papers written on paper I bearing a partly obliterated coat of j arms. His majesty has ordered the police to do their utmost to discover the writer of the letter. asm No Mercy in Election Frauds. Albany, Dec. 28.—Gov. Flower set ] his foot down emphatically tonight on , the granting of pardons to any person ; convicted of election frauds. Senator ' T. D. Sullivan came in this afternoon, j accompanied by a Brooklyn man. It was intimated that Sullivan wanted ' pardons for about fifteen persons con- j victed of election crimes. His friend j wanted a pardon for Kenneth Suther- • land. The governor listened attentively ! and then said: "I will not even listen j to an application for pardon for any I tlection offenders. I will certainly not pardon any." Liabilities Nearly Half a Million. | New York, Dec. 28.— dry goods I and millinery firm of J. Lichtenstein & , Sons assigned yesterday. The iiabili ties will probably amount to 5450.000, j while the assets are not expected to j realize more than half that sum. The announcement that this firm has gone to the wall will be a surprise to the trade. It had been lone established, and , enjoyed an excellent credit. Every- i thing in the Grand and Twenty-third I street stores was sold yesterday ;ii cash sale to Enrich Bros. I Divver's Case Dismissed. New Yokk, Dec. 28.—A conclusion was reached tiiis afternoon in the pro ceedings against Police Justice Patrick Divver.it being ordered that the charges acainst the defendant be dismissed. This action was taken by ihe judges of the court of common pleas, sitting in the general term of that tribunal in ad journed hearing of the case. District Attorney Fellows was present. Competitors of Dr. Price's Baking Powder finally realize how useless are all efforts to disioii^e it from its pedes tal of universal favor. No More Wood on War Ships. Lo\'im>x, Dec. 28.—A dispatch to the Standard from Berlin says that the ad ministration of the navy has entirely forbidden the use of wood in the build ing, equipment or furnishing of men-of war. The experience in the Valu en- K»cemen: showed tnac wood was imme diately set on fire by shells. «w» Parted Since the War. Specials to the Globe. Cincinnati, Dec. 23. —Postmaster Zunstein yesterday received a letter from Peter Losan, of Red Lake Falls, Polk county, Minn., asking for informa tion regarding his brother, whom tie has not seen since the close of the war. The brother sought for is Patrick Logan. Famine Threatens Irujanc]. London", Dec. 28.— The Daily News says: With a view to avert'ntc a potato famine in Ireland the govern ment has decided to advance money without interest to the poor law truard ians for the purchase of seed potatoes. »en» Gale on Knj»lnnd's Coast. London. Dec. 28.—A heavy gale is prevailing in the Irish sea, and vessels are running for shelter. It is feared ' that some casualties will occur. ■■mi . Not a French Duel. Bukxos Ayhes, Dec. 2b.—ln a duel growing out of a political dispute touuht today Col. ijariniento killed Dr. Lu ciovicelte Lopez. \ \ i I /■ / it Mild it / ZM. t a. in c IHH 5 THE AMERICA* TOBAQEO CDH'Mt SUCCESSOR Wf I New YOHK II.BX V ABSOLUTELY PURE THE OLD RELIABLE SWEET CAPGRAL CIGARETTE Has stood the Test of Time MORE SOLO THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED HISIUKIAN'S AT WOKK. Three Societies --till la re.s-iion nt Washington. Washisgtox. Dee. 28.— Three his. ri?al societies were still in session here today. Two of them concluded their meetings. The American Historical association concluaed its meeting today. Paneis were read by Prut Harold 1). Hazeltine, of Brown university, on "Appeals from Rhode Island Courts to King in Coun cil;" Prof. Frank*.;. Bates, of Cornell.on '•Rhode Island and the Import of 1781;" Prof. Arthur M. Mowry, or Harvard, on "The Constitutional Controversy in Rhode Island Id 1841;" Prof. Samuel B.llardinp.of Harvard, on "Party Strug. eles over Pennsylvania Constitution, 1775 to 1790:" S. M. Sener, of Lan caster.Pa., on "The Language, Manners and History ot the Pennsylvania Ger mans;" Prof. James A. Wilgus, of the Ohio State university, on "The Evolu tion of Township Government in Oliic ;" Prof. A. CouifhlHii, of the University of Michigan, on "The Retention of West ern Posts by the British After 1783;" William E. Curtis, ot .tuis city, on "Ex isting Autographs of Christopher Columbus." At the Folfc-lore society meeting, papers were read by Rev. J. Owen Dorsey, on "Kfapa Folk-lore; Mr. Cushing. on "Ritualistic and Calendario Nature of trie Central American Codices:" Cant. John O. Bourke, of the Third United States cavalry, on "Mex | ican Cooking and Mexican Foods." I Capt. Bourse's paper was. especially in teresting, ami gave many details con cerning Mexican customs and manners. The American Society of Church His tory also concluded its meeting today. : A paper on "Philip Schorf" was read by Dr. George P. Fisher, of Yale uni versity, and one on -'Prof. Ramsey's j Christianity in the Roman Empire," by j Dr. Faulkner. Before adjournment the j following officers were elected for the i ensuing year: i President, Rev. Bishop Dr. John i Fletcherhurst; secretary, lit v. Samuel \ MacAuley Jackson, of New York city; treasurer. Ban- Ferree, of New York ; i councilors. Rev. K. Talbot Wilson Chambers, Rev. Dr. James Monroe Buokley, Henry C. Vedder and Rev. ! Ctiancelor Dr. Henry Mitchell Mc- Cracken. At the evening session of the Amer ican Historical society the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, George F. Hoar. Mas sachusetts: vie* 1 presidents. Rev. Dr. | Richard S. S&orrs, Now York, and James W. Chandler, of Boston; secre^ , tary, Prof. Herbert B. Adams, of Balti more; assistant secretary audeurrfttor, | A. H. Clark, Washington; treasurer, i Clarence W. Bovven. New York; •execu : tive committee. G. Browne G.vnle, j J. L. M. Curry, Washington; Prof. i George B. Adams, Yale; Theodore j Roosevelt, Washington. OBJECIKD TO BURNS. Some Scathing Words Against the Englishman at Pittsburs. Pittsburo, Dec. 28.—1n the miners' • convention today Col. Rend objected to i John Burns, the English labor leader, j being granted a seat. Co!. Rend said: I "Mr. Burns is a stranger in Amer ! ica; it is, therefore, befitting that ihe snail observe the decencies j and proprieties of the position that ho | occupies. These proprieties he is con ! stantly violating by his malignant at- I tacks upon our institutions. 1 would au j vise that Mr. Burns return to the coun j try from which he came, and criticise the customs, manners and institutions | of his own land.'" II added he had no | objection to listening: to the views or i Mr. Burns, and mentioned Mr. Stead as ■ a sample of the English who came to | this country, ami when they returned I wrote slanderous bonks. "It is time.'' j he said, "to stop lionizing characters uf i this kind." «■» STAMP ALBUMS BANNED. Agent Reeve Recommends That Plates Be Seized and Destroyed. Washington, Dec. 38. — Felix a . i Reeve, solicitor of the treasury depart ment, who has been considering the question of the seizure of the postage : stamp albums by the secret service men, : on the ground that they were an infrac tion ot the laws against counterfeiting. ha«. finished his report on the matter and '■ sent it to Chief llszan.of the secret serv j ice. In an interview tonight Mr. Reeve ] stated that he had partially sustained : the government. lie advised that the printing of the albums be stopped, and | the plates seized and destroyed, but j recommends that the albums now in i the hands of dealers be allowed to be i sold in the regular course of business. : The decision is based on the fac similes < of foreign stamps in the albums as the. j United Stales dealers do not print such i si miles of our stamps. Dealer Here ! say that the effect of me decision will ■ be to transfer the manufacture of stamp j albums to foreign countries where no ! objection to such work is made. Though German confidence in o»r railway securities is weak v ;. the trans ami frauleiiia of the lami «»l the black e'aiile still have unliinUeii faith in Price's BaKinic Powder. Blelby's Shortage Uronrs, Rome, N. V.. Dee. 28.— The shortaea of Cashier Bieiby and Toiler (iilleiie, of the Central National bank, iiu-ivases as the experts continue th»*ir invesusa-. lion. It lias now reached $70,00)). Tel ler Gillette is under *7.ivo bonds for examination before United Si.v■-. Commissioner Rowland*. Yesterday ii was to have been examined, but h-*s attorney said be was too sick to appear. About the time this was goim: on a:i additional bhortaze of over M.OOO was found in 19 accounts, and li« was iv arrested by Deputy Marshal ('oiulun and $5,000 additional bonds were de manded. Shut His Wife and Sit! lied; New Oim.k.yxn, La., I>.-.•. 2i—lVtPi M unlock, a inotorman on tn« Cairn street car line, tins evening si > t siiid fatally wou tided his wife and tlu-», .:..••,■ out his own brains. The couple w.i c alone in their house, anil nothing was known of the terrible deed until i neighbor called at the house. Th» wounded woman was unable to l«ll any thine of the affair. Murdock wa ueuii and tii" rav^i— " lay L>\ ft « side.