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WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.— Forecast
for Wednesday: For Minnesota: Gen
erally fair; warmer: southerly winds.
For Wisconsin and Iowa: Fair;
warmer; southerly winds.
For South Dakota: Generally fair;
warmer In eastern portion; southerly
For North Dakota: Local snows;
For North Dakota: Local snows;
variable winds: colder in western por
For Montana: Local snows; westerly
winds: colder in northern portion.
I'nited States Department of Agri
culture. Weather Bureau. Washing
ton. Nov. 26. 6:48 p. m. Local Time,
8 p. m., 75th Meridian Observa
tions taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
FfTo~ Tern. I Place. Tern.
St. Paul SQu'Appelle 10
Duluth l2.Minnedosa 2
Huron .IS Winnipeg 1
St. Vincent 4 Calgary 2t5
Bismarck 14 —
Williston 18 Buffalo 34-52
Hay re 36 Cheyenne 3ii-3S
Helena 10 Chicago 10-34
Edmonton 16 Cincinnati 28-36
Battleford 0 New Orleans.. 4B-52
Prince Albert...— Montreal 3*~-si>
Medicine Hat.... .28 Pittsburg 34-54
Swift Current 22
Barometer, 30.04: thermometer, 5;
relative humidity, **■•••">; wind, southeast;
weather, clear; maximum thermome
ter, 15; minimum thermometer, —
daily range, 20: amount of rainfall or
melted snow in last twenty-four hours,
RIVER AT 8 A. M.
Danger Height of
Line. Water. Change.
St. Paul 14 0.6 0.0
La Crosse 10
St. Louis 30
Note— Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation.
P. F. LYONS.
FOUR ATTORNEYS GENERAL.
Between the ideal and the real at
torney general there is usually a very
wide gap. Ideally he is the watchdog,
guarding the interests of the people
and assaulting and driving off the in
truder. By another figure he. is the
engineer, who sits with his hand on
the throttle and sets in motion the
great machine of the law when pri
vate greed invades public rights.
Really he is commonly content with
doing the work of his offlce which is
thrust on him. and not doing any
watching at all. He sees the laws,
enacted to protect society, set at
naught without any sense that it
lays any special duty on him. Often
as any he is the complaisant friend
of the aggressors, or remains docile
under apprehension of their power
to inflict injury upon himself. If
his conscience prick him, he quiets
it with the thought that it is no
more his business than that of any
other citizen to act.
While this is the monotonous level
of attorneys general, now and then,
here and there, there rises one above
the level, some officer with a livelier
conscience and stiff er vertebrae. Not
as numerous as they should be are
these eases, nor, we regret, as uni
formly ideal as they might be; and
yet, so general is the disregard of
duty that, when one of these officers
does exercise vigilance in behalf of
the state, it attracts and deserves at
tention. It is worth while to note
some of these.
For years the state treasurers of
Wisconsin had been depositing the
public funds in the banks and trans
ferring the interest paid on them to
their private account. Finally, in the
mutations of politics, one O'Connor,
a Democrat, by the way, became at
torney general. He began an investi
gation into this appropriation of
public funds. It was beset with diffi
culties. He beat them down. He
brought action against the derelict
treasurers and their bondsmen. The
suits were stubbornly.contested. An
incident of one of them was the ef
fort of an ex-United States senator
and a bondsman to reach the court
by retaining the brother-in-law of
the judge. The ultimate outcome was
the recovery and payment into the
treasury of some $360,000.
Down in Illinois a similar change
had put into the attorney general's
office one Maloney, also a Democrat.
That state was the locus of the great
whisky trust. A law of the state
forbade its existence, and had for
some years. Maloney brought suit
to forfeit the charter, to annul the in
corporation of the trust. That suit
was fought through the courts,
through the district and up to the
supreme court and. back again, but
Maloney held on stubbornly and the
outcome was the dissolution of the
trust. With a singular contradiction,
however, a federal court, into whose
custody- the trust had been thrown,
authorized a sale of its assets to
what was openly admitted to be an
other trust, a reorganization of the
old one, in the face of a federal
statute prohibiting the formation of
such industrial monopolies.
Then there was the attorney gen
eral of the state of New York, who
brought action there to dissolve the
sugar trust, that dips its spoon into
every sugar bowl in all this wide land
and takes tribute from it. He, too,
if memory serves us right, was a
Democrat. He carried the case
through the courts, opposed by the
Counsel the trust was able to hire,
who argued for the legitimacy of the
methods of the trust, claiming it to
be indeed a great public benefactor.
They, possibly, took their cue from
the remark of a prominent Republic
an, who said that these trusts and
combination* were largely private af
fairs, with which neither -congress
nor the president had any. concern.
But the courts held with -the attorney
general and decreed .the- dissolution
of the trust. The trust obeyed, even
claiming credit for the alacrity with
which it yielded. Then it went over
Into New Jersey, and reincorporated.
Then came the tobacco trust, mod
eled after the whisky trust, and lay
ing its net over the dealers in tobacco,
making sales to. them conditional on
their buying of no other, and refusing
to sell to them in case of a violation.
This trust thought to avoid the New
York law by organizing under the
complaisant laws of New Jersey, hav
ing -its offices and doing business in
New York city. Now comes Attor
ney General Hancock— this time a Re
publican—and permits suit to be
brought in his name to restrain this
trust from doing business in that
state. And, in his opinion granting
leave, he lays down propositions that
no court will deny. The time may
come, if the attorneys general of the
states get to be ideal officers, when
a trust will find it as difficult to find
a place to do business as Corbett
and that kind have found to get a
place for a fist fight.
Not undeserving of his meed of
praise is the attorney general of our.
own state, who insisted on trying
conclusions in the recent great rail
way case. Believing that the stat
utes prohibited the consolidation of
the railway lines between which an
agreement was to be made, and that
this prohibition was unaffected by
any right previously conferred, he
insisted that the law as he under
stood it should be tried in the courts.
and the trial court sustained him. In
all these cases it would have been
much easier to let matters drift
along. Any one of these attorneys
general might easily have believed
that his political path would be
smoother if he did not display too
much activity. It is to their credit
that they felt their highest duty to
be to the laws -whose enforcement
depends so considerably upon their
earnestness and activity. It is also
another illustration of the old, but
ever new, proposition that what the
nation and the state and the city
need is not more law, but an undis
criminating and resolute enforce
MIGHT BE OF VALUE.
The subsidence of the free silver
"craze promises to give some value
to the meetings of what is called the
trans-Mississippi commercial con-
gress. This- body, as originally
formed, had for its mala purpose the
pushing of the campaign for free
silver. It was originated and en-
gineered by the promoters of the free
silver boom at a time when there
seemed to be some prospect of: sue-
cess. The underlying idea was! to
organize the silver-producing states,
and those of their neighbors -who
were in sympathy with them, as a
solid force to operate upon public
opinion and upon congress. It was
believed that so formidable an ag
gregation of states and of votes
would be able to make its demands
heeded. So, in all previous meet-
ings of the trans-Mississippi associa
tion, little has been heard on any
subject save the free coinage of sil
ver. It has represented the "Col-
orado idea." How slender the sue-
cess of its achievements, we all
There is no reason, however, why
such an organization, like the im
migration convention recently- held
in St. Paul, should not become per
manent, and be of practical value to
the states concerned in it. They
have large interests in common.
Their wants are best understood by
their own people, and the advance
ment of agriculture and business can
be promoted by discussion and har-
mony of action among them. The
present session of the congress
shows signs of reason in the willing
ness of members to consider other
subjects than the free coinage of sil
ver. Of course, that still plays a
considerable part. The delegates
from the mountain states would not
feel themselves at home in any body
where they did not raise the free
silver standard on high at every op
portunity. But this year, for the
first time, they are also engaged
upon other topics. The diversifi
cation of industry in the country be
tween the Mississippi alid the Rocky
mountains is under consideration.
This is large enough to occupy the
attention of the congress, and good
results might be brought about by
a systematic study of means to pro
mote immigration, of the need and
possibility of irrigating arid lands,
and of the introduction of a larger
range of farm products. When the
trans-Mississippi association conde
scends to apply itself to these hum
ble questions, it gives promise of
understanding the only mission that
it can ever have. Its willingness to
do this is one more addition to the
accumulating proof that the free sil
ver question is on the verge of dis
appearing. . ■>
XICARAGUA CANAL REPORT.
If the forecast that has been pub
lished of the report of the Nicaragua
canal commission is authentic, the seT
verest blow which it has yet received
will have been dealt to the most
gigantic scheme of this generation
for plundering the treasury in the
interest of a strong combination of
promoters and other speculators.
These men have succeeded-singu
larly well from the beginning in
using the commercial arguments in
favor of the Nicaragua canal to blind
the people to their private scheme;
which was to secure a government
guarantee of bonds, with a big bonus
to themselves. Men of both parties
have been caught by their specious
pretenses, and it looked at one time
as if the canal subsidy scheme would
go through, in spite of protest or de
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1895.
bate. Conservative men did, how
ever, secure' postponement of action
until another commission could be
sent down to the isthmus to look
over the ground and report on the
present prospect of the enterprise.
Contrary to the general expectation,
this report is said to be distinctly.
unfavorable. The gentlemen who have
been booming the canal project do
not appear, to use the slang of the
day. to have been able to "get next"
to the members of the commission.
The quotations from their report
show it to be a moderate and sensi
ble document, satisfied to give the
These facts are that, however de
sirable it may be for this country, or
some other, to construct a canal
across Nicaragua, no data yet exist
on which to base even approximate
ly accurate estimates of cost, or of
the time required for completion. A
scientific survey of the route has not
been made. Those who have the
scheme in their custody have fol
lowed the example of the projectors
of the Panama canal, who organized
their company, raised their capital
and went to work first, and then be
gan to consider the engineering dif
ficulties afterwards. The result of
that policy was repeated bankrupt
cy and final failure. It would have
been exactly the same in the Nica
ragua case, had the canal jobbers
succeeded in getting a bond guar
antee without further investigation.
The commission says that many of
the practical propositions of the
canal company for construction
along the route are impracticable.
It says that most of the work done
has been simply an examination of
the topography of the country, in
stead of a careful scrutiny of the
engineering conditions that the ca
nal must meet. It finds that some
of the works along the way cannot
be completed for less than four or
five times what the canal company
has reported to congress as a maxi
mum cost. It says that,' while the
canal company's estimate is under
$70,000,000 for the whole work, the
actual estimate should be over $133,
--000,000, or nearly double the sum.
In conclusion, it says that nothing
further should be done without an
extensive survey, and an examina
tion requiring at least a year and a
half for completion. Its principal
recommendation is that $350,000 be
appropriated for this purpose.
We can see now exactly, what
sober-minded people saw* from the
beginning, in what situation this
country would have been placed had
it yielded to the representations of
the canal company and its friends.
The guarantee of the nation would
have been given for the payment of
$100,000,000 worth' of bonds, on the
supposition that this amount was
largely in excess of the sum neces
sary to put the canal in complete
working order. Then the money
would have been raised on the credit
'of ; the. government; and, after the
jobbers had pulled out their com
missions, the balance of it would
have been sunk in a ditch about
half completed across the isthmus.
Then the government could have put
in $100,000,000 more, or lose what it
had already contributed. It is the old
Pacific railroad subsidy game over
again. The wonder is that honest
men, from the president down, have
been taken by the glamour of the
scheme. This report takes the wind
out of the sails of those who hope
to push a canal bond guarantee
through congress this winter. In the
face of it, an honest man can scarce
ly do less than vote for the survey
and investigation recommended.
Then the country- will have some
thing to go upon. If it concludes
that the Nicaragua canal ought to
be built, it can go ahead, build it,
own it, and pay for it, knowing in
advance just about what the bill
will be. As for the great speculative
steal that has stood behind it all
theses years, we rejoice to believe
that this is dead beyond resurrec
TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY.
It is astonishing how many peo
ple there are who are unable to ap
preciate the most excellent of jokes.
Here we learn that religious and so
cial circles in New York are much
exercised over the appearance of the
first part of the woman's Bible. They
find it full of criticism of Biblical char
acters, and the criticism is not of the
German school, either. It is distinct
ly' American and feminine. The way
that Mrs. Stanton and her associates
knock the patriarch around and pull
the hair of Moses and his successors
is shocking to them. It is said that
the Christian women who have lent
their names and approval to the
woman's Bible project are disgusted
with the result, and ready to with
draw their support. We think, on
the contrary, that they have assisted
to perform a very valuable service.
For one thing, they have added
something to the gayety of na
tions, at no time an inconsiderable
service. The most careworn man or
woman cannot spend 'half an hour
over the pages of the woman's Bible
without rising refreshed. Here is
something absolutely unique. There
is no break in the humor of it. Not
for a moment do the enthusiastic
editors lapse into an interval of
common sense. From the opening
chapter, which asserts that woman,
as a sex, is represented in the Trin
ity, without assigning to her her par
ticular certificate of membership,
down through the Mosaic law to the
end, it is a continual entertainment
and delight. ; Where there is so much
to lighten the labors of a working age,
it is impossible to do any justice by
quotation. There are two bright and
shining gems, however. One is the
comment on the act of taking the
women's jewels to make the golden
calf. This, says Mrs. Stanton, is a
type of the way men have always
acted. It was just so, she adds, at
the Boston tea party, in the begin
ning of the American revolution. The
wretches, whom history has called
patriots, threw overboard tea, which
i constitutes woman's favorite bever
age, and clung to their whisky and
tobacco with all the "tenacity' of
the devil fish." 7-y
More delightful, as a whole, is the
chapter on Balaam's experience. The
first 'sentence of this is a foretaste
1 and promise' of the rest. Mrs. Sfa'n
j ton, writing on Balaam and his beast,
1 opens it thus: "The chief point of in
terest, in this parable of Balaam and
his ass, is that the latter belonged
to the female sex." We do not think
that anything more is necessary to
establish the title of these estim'afaic'
ladies as the greatest humorists
the day. Representatives of relig
ious and literary criticism at the
East should no more think of let-
ting them feel the blighting spell of
their displeasure than they should
of placing on their index expurga-^
torius the works of Mark Twain
and Max O'Rell. The woman's Bible
is a welcome gleam of sunshine in a
AT THE THEATERS.
Primrose and West's minstrel show
will give its last two performances
at the Metropolitan opera house today.
.There will be a matinee, and tonight
will be the farewell performance, on
which occasion* a grand, cake walk will
be given at the end of the first part. A
cake walk was given last night. The
audience present was highly amused
with the antics of the cake walkers.
» * * .-•
"Over the Bridge" is one of the bright
bits of comedy in "The Twelve Temp
tations," now playing nt the Grand.
Every character to be found around
Battery Park, New York city. is Intro
duced in this specialty. There is the
street gamin, the common bum, the
chappy, the pugilistic inclined gentle
man, the street fakir, the working man,
the shop girl, the clubman and the
millionaire. There will be a matinee
today, and there will also be a special
matinee Thanksgiving day.
* * »
Joseph Jefferson will appear at the
Metropolitan opera house the last half
of this week, beginning with the holi
day matinee, tomorrow.
EARTH SAVED HIM.
Officer Cqwan Fall* Down an
Elevator Shaft, but Escapes Se
Officer John Cowan fell thrity feet
down an elevator shaft last night
and did not break a bone. About
9:30 the officer was trying the doors
of the Hallowell wagon factory, 499
Minnesota street. He had crossed a
sort of bridge which connects the
paint shop with the second story of
the main factory. He placed one
hand on a door of the main building.
In the other hand he held his lan
tern. Turning the knob he unex
pectedly opened the door. He moved
forward and stepped heavily- upon
thin air, plunging thirty- feet down
ward to the basement of an elevat
or shaft. The floor was of soft
earth, and he was therefore saved
from serious injury. After a while
he even recovered his breath. He
could not escape, for the only door
was bolted on the outside. After an
hour of useless effort, during which
he whistled several times in reply
to his sergeant's whistle on the
street above. Cowan began firing his
revolver. The reports were heard
by a passer-by. Sergeant Ross was
notified, and the basement door was
speedily* opened. Cowan was taken
to his home at 432 Western avenue,
and attended by Dr. Quinn. The
later found that the patrolman had
broken no bones, but was severely
shocked.' It is hoped that no internal'
injuries will develop.
Officer Cowan met with another
painful accident last spring, when he
became entangled in a coil of wire
charged with electricity.
FACTORIES IN RUINS.
Great Damiige to Business Blocks
in Indiana Towns.
CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 26.— Specials
from Indiana report storm damages
as follows: At El wood the casting
hall of the glass factory was demol
ished over the heads of 400 workmen.
Only two were injured, Jack Howard
and R. Carrington. and they not fatal
ly. The McCoy lamp chimney fac
tory' was lifted from its foundation.
Much minor damage was done. The
loss isl estimated at $100,000. Seven
hundred men are temporarily idle. At
Franklin, Ind., the roof of the New
Clyde window factory was unroofed,
business blocks were demolished, and
the Indianapolis gas pumping stations
were destroyed. Loss, $30,000. At Al
exandris, Ind., the plate glass works
were badly wrecked, and two large
shops of the Union steel plate plant
Europeans Slaking; Trouble for
MANAGUA— Europeans here
have been trying to persuade the gov
ernment of Nicaragua to annul the
canal contracts entered into with citi
zens of the United States. As a result
tho opinion of Judge Darte, of the su
preme court, has been requested on the
matter. The general report of the
agent here of the- Nicaragua, Canal
company has been made public and it
declares that organization to be averse
to the construction of the canal under
the supervision of the United States. .
ALBERT LEAJS POSTMASTER.
The President Announces tlie Mali
of His Choice.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.— presi
dent has appointed the following post
masters: At Albert Lea, Minn., L.
Sorenson; Superior, John F. Bradshatr
WITH INTENT TO AMUSE. »*:
A Growing Demand.— "They talk of a
new creation of peers in England.,"
"For the export trade?"— Brooklyn
In Sunday School.— The Teacher—
What are the two things necesary to
baptism? " ■"'-'-*.!.■
Small Girl— Please, sir, water and, a
The Landlady— you recommend
Marketman— l can, ma'am. With
careful usage, that bird will last you a
On the Safe Side.— President Roose
velt (to would-be police-man)— Do you
O'Toole— No, Your Warship; nor eat
nuther.— New York Herald. '} '
An up-state dairyman has put hi*
An up-state dairyman has put h»
foot in it. by naming a brand of butter
after New York's reform mayor.—
Yonkers Statesman. « ' :,-
Husband— What makes you go about
with that happy look on your face to
night, my dear? -aJ»SB 882981
Wife— A good reason t why. Only
think, I have made twenty calls and
everybody was out.— De Sobremesa
A man named Simmons is said to
have declined to become the private
secretary of a man named Green for a
peculair reason. The salary was.
tempting, and the work would have
been light and agreeable, but, then, as
he said, he couldn't bear the thought
of signing letters: "Green, per Sim
"There's no use in trying to get
away from the solemn fact," said the
dreamy-eyed -young man. "The new
woman Is a most practical and unsoul
"What makes you think so?"
"I t<fid Miss Bogleigh that she had
inspired some of my best poems." .
"What did she say to that."
"Nothing. She wrote to my publish
ers for a percentage of the royalties."
Hit. JOIIXSO.VS TRIAL.
jury Selected und Examination .
ol' WltnennvH Iletfiin. :.-...
Slow progress was made yesterday
In tho trial of Dr. John V. Johnson.
'charged with manslaughter for having
caused the death of Clara- Bergh
through a criminal operation. The
statement In yesterday's Globe that
two Indictments were pending against
Johnson was erroneous. There is only
one Indictment, but there are two
- jurors selected are Otto Luserke,
James B. Mitchell, George P. Harper,
John B. llartslnk, J. Henry Probst,
Duard W. Morgan, Nicholas Lorig,
Harry C. Judson, Frank I". Hall, Peter
11. Sims, Paul D. Neff, Charles T.
The first witness called was Mrs.
Mary T. Bergh, the aged and decrepit
mother of the dead girl. She said she
has lived in St. Paul forty-two years.
Clara was nearly twenty-seven years
of age at the time of her death. When
she" left Acme on the morning of June
17 last she said she was going to Mat-
tel, Wis., to have an operation per-
formed for female weakness, and
would be back in a week. Witness had
seen Dr. Johnson several times. Had
seen him on the morning after thei
girl's death, when he went to her
house. On that occasion he denied hav
ing seen the girl.
Lilly Walton, Clara's sister, identi
fied a photograph of her dead sister
that was taken about eight years ago.
James Aldrieh, night clerk at the
Astoria hotel, testified that on the
night of June 17 Dr. Johnson brought
a. woman to the hotel at 11 o'clock and
registered as "O. Johnson and wife,"
They were assigned to the same room.
The photograph was shewn witness
and he was asked if that was a picture
of the woman he had seen with the de
fendant en that occasion. He could
not tell. ■ The only resemblance he
could recall was that she had a thin
face like that shown in the picture.
On cross-examination, witness said he
was positive defendant registered as
"O. Johnson and wife." The "and
wife" had not been written in next day
in another handwriting.
Emile Constant, proprietor of the
Globe hotel, testified to having seen
Clara Bergh ax his hotel on June 18,
when she went there with Lowe. He
had never seen her again alive, but
saw the body when it was carried out
after her death on July 5.
The next piece of evidence was the
court reporter's transcript of Dr. John
son's testimony at the coroner's in
quest. The defense did not object to
the introduction of this. The principal
point* cf interest in it was the admis
sion of Johnson that he and the girl
had occupied the same room at the
Astoria hotel on the night of June 17,
and that he had a certain instrument
with him; that he had prescribed a
particular kind of medicine for the girl
on a previous occasion, but when she
informed him of her condition the
morning after they had stopped at the
Astoria, he had told her not to use that
medicine any more.
ST. PAUL TO HONOR HIM.
Senator Hill's Reception Will Be
The reception that St. Paul will
give Senator Hill will take the form
of a demonstration, and will be free
from partisan politics. That was set
tled at a meeting held yesterday in
the office of Judge Willis,' at which
a large number of gentlemen, repre
senting all shades**., of political opin
ion, were present. Judge Willis acted
as the chairman of the meeting, and
there was little formality about it,
except" a general acknowledgment
,in short speeches that, as Senator
Hill was one of the first men of the
nation, it devolved upon the people
of St. Paul to do him honor. A
telegram from Senator Hill, indicat
ing a desire to meet the people of
St. Paul, was read, and a reception
committee, composed of about eighty
prominent gentlemen, was appoint
ed to do the honors. There will be
nothing formal about the reception.
The following gentlemen will act on
the reception committee, and they
will meet, without further notice, at
the Ryan hotel at 3 o'clock on Fri
Mayor Smith, Judge Willis, Judge
Brill, Judge Egan, Judge Kerr, Judge
Otis, Judge Kelly, Dr. Stone, J. J.
Ryder, O. O. Cullen, Judge Flandrau,
C. H. Lienua, M. Dcran.J. A. Whejlock,
Gov. Merriam, P. H. Kelly, E. J. Dar
ragh, George R. Finch, William Daw
son, C. D. O'Brien, George Thompson,
Daniel Lawler, E. G. Rogers, George
L. Becker, Judge Twohy, Pierce But
ler, T. D. O'Brl n, A. H. Fa^ely, George
E. Lennon, Judge Orr, C. Livingston,
AI. W. Fitzgerald, P. J. Smailey, W. P.
Murray, Capt. Castle, John Caulfield,
John B. Brisbin, W. W. Erwin.John M.
Gilman, John L. Tcwnley, C. E. Sever
ance, R. T. O'Connor, P. H. Kerwan,
John Geraghty-, Capt. Harries, E. C.
Stringer, George J. Mitsch, H. J.
Strouse, A. O. Gilman, Col. Allen, T. L.
Schurrneier, S. B. Foote, William Rodg
er, George F. Umland, John S. Grode,
Edward Schurrneier, George Gerlach.C.
E. Robb, J. J. Parker, W. A. Van Slyke,
T. A. Prendergast, Thomas Bole, J. G.
Pyle, Albert Scheffer, William Ha.mm,
W. P. Clough, J. W. Lusk, J. .1. Hill,
It. C. Dunn, Col. Holeombe, John Wage
ner.T. J. McDermott.Joseph Ehrmann
traut, H. H. Fuller, August Koerner,
Dan Aberle and Cy Wellington. A spe
cial committee of the general reception
committee, composed of Judge Willis,
Dr. S'.one.Gty Attorney Da-ra:h, United
States Marshal O'Connor and J. J.
Ryder, was appointed to go to Minne
apolis Friday- morning to meet the sen
ator and escort him to St. Paul.
At the lecture which Senator Hill will
deliver at the People's church, Friday
evening, George L. Becker will intro
duce the distinguished New Yorker.
The advance sale of seats for the lec
ture indicates that the kreat audito
rium of the building will be packed.
M.ME. .MELBA IN TOWN.
The Great Siiifi-er Talks About the
11 Season's Success. .
.'".' The Alelba Concert company, num-
bering in all some forty persons, and
under the personal direction of C. A.
Ellis, of the Boston Symphony orches
tra, arrived late yesterday from Kan
sas City, where one of the most brill-
iant concerts of their season's tour was
•given at the Auditorium Saturday-
evening. The company went at once
, to the Ryan, where accommodations
, bad been arranged for them. Mmc,
t Aielba was seen shortly after her arri
val, and, in chatting upon her concert
'tour, said: "I have had a most de-
lightful tour, and in all our travels the
company has encountered but one
stormy night. The tour is most sue-
cessful in every respect, and we have
been greeted everywhere with most
When asked as to her grand opera
igagements the gracious prima donna
"This concert tour will close at
Christmas, and I will then join the Ab
bey-Grau forces for the remainder of
the season, after which I go directly
to Paris, where I will sing during the
grand opera season, appearing by spe
cial desire of the composer, Thomas, in
his new opera 'Hamlet,' taking the role
of Ophelia. I had hoped to make a
tour of Australia, my native country,
at the end of the Paris season, but so
urgent have been the offers of the man
agement of the London season at Co
vent Garden that I shall "most likely go
there. Still, . I hope to have an oppor
tunity of visiting Australia soon, as I
have never sung in my own country as
yet, and I am anxious that my own
people should hear me."
"Her concert tour has been success
ful beyond the most -sanguine expecta
tions," remarked her manager, Mr. El
lis, as the noted diva turned to examine
a large bundle of letters and packages
which had just been sent up to her
from the ofiice, "and while the tour. has
been a hard one, owing to the long dis
tances covered between dates, yet the
splendid audience's, and the wonderful
ovations which they tendered Mme.
Melba and her company, have made
traveling and concert giving a pleasure.
In all of the large cities so enthusiastic
has been her reception that whenever
it was possible we have returned. In
Chicago two concerts have been given,
and we go there again from the Twin
Cities for Monday evening. We started
in by giving four concerts per week,
but after a fortnight's trial, we found
that In view of the vaat amount of
work which would be expected of Mme.
Melba before the end of her Paris and
London engagements, It would be nec
essary to save her strength as much as
possible, so we now are giving three
concerts a week. Mile. Carlotta Des
vlgnes, a noted Eastern mezzo-soprano,
will arrive in the morning and will
make her debut in the evening in the
aria from 'Samson and Delila,' and
will sing the role of Martha In the act
of 'Faust,' which we present on some
of our programmes." The evening's
programme will be:
Aria from "Samson et Delila"—
Prologue— "l Pagllaccl" . . . .Leoncavallo
Sig. Campanari. .. ->
Cavatina— "Nobil Signor" (Les
Aria from "La Reine de Saba". .Gounod
Mad Scene, from "Lucia" Donizetti
Aria— "Earlier of Seville" Rossini
Overture— Tell" Rossini
: - ,*'■ - - . Orchestra.
Aria— "Ah fors c Lvi" ("Tray-
Aria— "Che Faro" ("Orpheus")... Gluck
Aria— La Donne c Mobile" Verdi
Waltz— "Se Saran Rose" Arditl
Mme. Mcl ha.
Danse Dcs Bacchantes ("Phile
mon et Baucis") Gounod
.*■*: -..■ ■"':■ Orchestra.
Quartette, from "Rigoletto" Verdi
Mesdames Melba, Scalchi. Signori
D'Aubigne and Campanari.
Conductor Landon - Ronald
Stase Manager Sig. Rigo
(The programme is subject to slight
changes.) * y -
FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDS.
Unprecedented Condition of Fi-
nances lit the Year's Close.
The board of fire commissioners, at
its regular meeting last night, ap
proved the delinquent pay rolls of
the fire department for the unpaid
salaries due the firemen for Novem
ber, 1894, and for the 10 per cent due
on the salaries of July, August, Sep
tember, October and November, 1893.
The total amount of the arrearages
due is, according to the secretary's
account, $8,598.38. Of this sum,
$1,503.63 is the amount due for serv
ices rendered in November, 1894, or,
in other words, 10 per cent of the en
tire pay roll for that month. The
amount due for the five months of
1893 is $7,094.75. These pay rolls will
be approved by the council, and as
scon as the certificates of indebt
edness are sold in accordance with
the resolution of the council, in
structing the comptroller and mayor
to issue them, the comptroller will
audit the pay rolls, and the firemen
will receive the pay due them.
The report of the secretary of the
fire board developed a pleasing and
unprecedented financial condition.
With the close of the fiscal year,
which ends Nov. 30, 1895, the fire de
partment will have a surplus on
hand of $9,443.78, and all salaries and
bills paid up to date. Out of the
$215,000 allowed the department in the
tax estimate, it actually, received
$211,787.76 and expended $202,343.95,
leaving the balance already named.
This is a great improvement over
the situation a year ago, when the
department owed all of its employes
one-tenth of their November salaries
and had a balance on hand amount
ing to little more than $3,000.
Owing to the considerable amount
saved 'out of this year's fund, the
board purchased a stock of hay and
oats sufficient to supply the depart
ment until next May or June. The
bills for these supplies are included
in the November account. The No
vember pay roll, amounting to $14,
--133.51, was passed, and bills aggre
gating $6,784.74 were approved.
Second Concert of Glazier >« Or-
K'anisr.aiiou Given Last Night.
Glazier's jubilee singers gave a very
enjoyable concert at the Atlantic Con
gregational church. Conway street and
Bates avenue, last night. The com
pany consists of eight persons, who
give both vocal and instrumental
music. The former consists chiefly of
plantation melodies, which are always
enjoyed. Some very acceptable solo
work was also given by Miss Bertha
Reynolds, contralto: W. P. Payne, bar
itone, and C. A. Hughes, tenor. The
instrumental work was of a great vari
ety, and included selections upon the
autoharps, mandolins and guitars. G.
W. Watklns is a very clever ventrilo
quist, and his part of the evening's
entertainment was enthusiastically re
ceived by the audience. Each Individ
ual member of the aggregation is
skilled, both in vocal and Instrumental
work, and the programmes contain a
The company will give thirteen more
concerts in St. Paul, appearing tonight
at the Arlington Hills Presbyterian
ALI>. *mni'iiv?s VIEWS.
He Has Some Pronounced Ideas
Aid. Alurphy has some ideas on the
lighting question, even though he did
not attend the adjourned meeting of
the board of aldermen called to con
sider that subject. It was almost the
first time In his official career that the j
aldermen from the Ninth ward had
missed a meeting. When asked his j
opinion of the resolutions concerning j
the lighting question. Aid. Alurphy said: i
"If I had been on hand last evening i
I would have supported the Brady res
olution, as being the wisest and most
practicable scheme yet proposed ib this J
matter of street lighting. My idea is
that this matter should be first consid
ered by the board of public works, which
Is in a position to consider the subject
Intelligently. The members know where
all the street lamps are located, and
what lamps should be discontinued.
They are In si: -ion daily, and their in
timate knowledge of the whole ques
tion makes it most appropriate that
they pass upon it.
"I believe the new concern should be
afforded every opportunity to do our
lighting and should be given all encour
agement, as being heavy Investors in
a St! Paul venture. 1 don't know who
the parties are, but they have put their
money into this investment, and, If
they show a disposition to do the fair
thing by us on the lighting question, I
for one would be disposed to bid them
Welcome." '^'-"- V
City Hospital Plans.
The first reception In celebration of
tho opening of the new ward building
of the city hospital will take place be- ■
tweem *** p. m. and ' 4p. m. today. The
public Is generally invited, and the at-
tendance of city and county officials is
specially- requested. . Light refresh-
ments will be served.'..
ANDREWS HAS FRIENDS.
The You ii k Man in .lull a Cornier
;_I7 Slate Official.
F. M. Andrews', the young man from
Alexandria, Douglas county, arrested
at Fargo and held in the county jail
here awaiting trial on the charge of
selling a. mortgaged bicycle, was at one
time am employe In the oflice of the
state superintendent of public instruc
tion, and later had an appointive oflice
in the legislature. Fred Yon Baumbach,
qf Alexandria, ex-secretary of state, is.
said to be his uncle, and the young
man's wife and child are now being
cared for in Mr. Yon Baumbach's home.
Several month's ago Andrews came to
St. Paul, and applied to Sam Fullerton,
executive agent of the game and fish
commission, for a warden's commission
He brought with him a very cordial
letter of recommendation from Knute
Nelson, United States senator, and Mr.
Fullerton issued the commission
without question^ Andrews said that
he intended to make a tour of the state
on a wheel, and thought that he could
do the commission some important ser-
vice. He had been a warden and knew
how to manage the business, and being
interested in the protection of game
and fish, was willing to do all that he
could to see the law enforced.
Instead of going about the state,
Andrews, returned at once to Alexan
dria and began acting as warden, try-
ing to cut out the old warden at that
place. In a short time he was notified
that that would not do, and that the
commission would be revoked unless
he was more careful. Andrews then
mounted his wheel and started over the
state. While traveling over the state
he mortgaged his bicycle and is now
charged with having sold It.
Andrews is a very bright fellow, and
has had many warm friends over the
state. No satisfactory explanation is
offered for his lapse.
They Have Been Opened and Are
for General He.
Carnival headquarters, in the Ger-
mania Life building, were opened and
lighted for the first lime last evening.
President Bean was on hand to wel-
come callers, and to a Globe re-
porter ho explained the purpose in se-
curing a large room.
"We can accommodate a thousand
men here," said Dr. Bean, "and we
want every member of a club, as well
as the officers, to feel that these head-
quarters are at his disposal for every'
legitimate purpose. Club meetings can
be held here, day or night, and all
visiting clubs can be received and wel
comed. It will be, in fact, a rendez
vous for carnival festivities. As a ter
n club room, where people can
write letters, hold meetings, keep en-
gagements, and all that kind of thing,
we expect the headquarters to become
The large room is 10x80, and is easily
accessible from Minnesota street. It
will be brilliantly lighted at night and j
will be provided with numerous tables |
and chairs. There is a smaller room I
off the big one, for the secretary's of- |
flee, and a telephone will be placed t
therein today by Manager Freedy, for
his company. Wash stands, soap and
towels will also be at the service of
visitors to the headquarters.
Persons desiring to see the secretary
on any business connected with the
carnival will find him at headquarters
every day after 9 a. m.
FALSE AMD MALICIOUS.
i Retail Clerks So Characterize a
At a regular meeting of the Retail
Clerks' Association No. 2, of St. Paul,
held last night, the following resolu
| tions were unanimously adopted:
"Whereas, there appeared in a paper
called the Twin City Guardian, pur-
porting to be a reform paper, an arti-
I cle reflecting upon the morals of the
I young ladies employed in the various
stores of this city: and,
"Whereas, the members of Retail
Clerks' Association No. 2, of St. Paul,
employed in the retail stores of this
city, and working with and alongside
of the girls employed in the various
stores here, know that the statement
is false, malicious and unmanly; there-
fore, be it
"Resolved. That the members of Re-
tail Clerks' Union No. 2, of St. Paul,
condemn and deny the accusations
made by the said Koen, and disapprove
of any such methods being adopted by
any one to further a so-called reform."
WO SELECTION VET.
! Third Member of the Arbitration
Board Sol Vet Selected.
Messrs. Kellogg and Johnson, the
two members of the state board of
arbitration appointed by Gov. Cough.
have not yet selected the third mem- j
I ber of the board. Mr. Johnson came j
I over from Minneapolis a few days ago, '
j and they talked over a number of per- ',
I sons. Each furnished seme names of i
I gentlemen, any one of whom would be
j satisfactory to the other. Since then
i no action has been taken, ar.d thus the
j matter stands' at present.
XEAT LITTLE PLAY.
j Faroe ''Which Is Which fr? to He
Presented in Unity Mail.
The farce "Which Is Which?" to be
i presented by the Junior Circle of the
| King's Daughters Friday evening in i
! Unity church hall, is a neat play. The [
! scene is laid in London, and centers j
i around a young artist. The cast is:
j Robert Capper (a young artist)—
I Frank R. Breed j
; Mr. Gargle (his uncle). Henry O. Ames
I Paddles (oil and color man)—
| Fletcher W. Appleton !
Miss Annie Pestle Miss Maud Lewis
| Miss Bertha Bingham —
.Miss Alice E. Wright
I Mills Miss Florence M. Messner
After the close of the play there will |
, be a tale of confectionery and refresh- ;
■;-.'"."-.. to. _ |
| ARMOR; FOR HI SSI SHIPS. !
j Bethlehem Iron Works to Supply
Twelve Hundred Tons.
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 26.— A ca- j
blegram was received yesterday by I
President Llnderman, of the Bethle- '
hem iron firm, informing him of an i
award to the company by the Russian j >
government of a contract for the man- '
ufacture of nearly 1,200 tons of armor !
plate. The plate is to be used on the |
new battleship Bostitiav, and the con- i
tract calls for 1,126 tons of Harveyized
armor. This is one of the. largest con-
tracts for armor plate awarded by any |
nation In recent years. The work is j
to be completed by the close of next |
fall. It will be begun as soon as the!
necessary plans and details are re- j
ceived from Russia. President Linder- '
man said this would keep tin- ordnance '
works of the : company running,
throughout the winter. j
Objects to your using tobacco, because she fears ii
nay be injurious to you. But
f||p# PURE, HARMLESS, SATISFYING.
tPURE, HARMLESS, SATISFYING.
NICOTINE, the active principle, NEUTRALIZED.
ANTI-NERVOUS ; ANTI-DYSPEPTIC.
CUBANS DERAIL A TRAIN, KILL-
ING A Xl' Mil Kit OF PAS-
ESCORT FIRES ON THEM.
BOTH SIDES LOSE HEAVILY DUR-
ING A SHARP ENGAGE-
REBELS APPLY THE TORCH.
The Calbariea District of Santa
Clara (he Scene of the
Out rase. •
HAVANA, Nov. 26.— band of in-
surgents has derailed a train in the
Caibarien district of the province of
Santa Clara, killing many of the
persons on board and injuring a
number of others. The military es
cort on board the train made a
brave defense, during the course of
which both sides lost heavily. The
insurgents burned the- derailed cars.
FRIENDS OF CUBA.
Ringing Speeches for the Cause
at « New York Meeting.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2G.— Cooper
Union was crowded with a large and
enthusiastic audience tonight of sym
pathizers with the Cuban insurgents.
i The stage was decorated with the
flags of various South American re-
publics, and the stars and stripes.
| In the center of the stage and back
of the chairman was a marble bust
of Jose Marti.the dead Cuban patriot,
surrounded by potted plants and
palm leaves. The mass meeting was
similar to the meetings recently held
in Chicago, Boston and Washington.
Charles A. Dana presided and made
the opening address, eulogizing the
late Jose Marti, and expressing
strong sympathy with the Cuban
cause. Dr. Winters, who acted as
secretary of the meeting, read let-
ters of regret from Amos Cummings,
Govs. Mclntyre, of Colorado; Culber-
son, of Texas, and Clarke, of Ari
zona; William F. Ball, mayor of
Fargo, N. D.; ex-Gov. R. A. Alger, of
Michigan; Roger Allen, of North Da-
kota; Gov. Upham, of Wisconsin;
Patrick Egan and Andrew Carnegie.
All the latter expressed sympathy
with the cause of Cuba. After the
secretary had finished reading the
letters he introduced Congressman '
William Sulzer, who, he said, was
among the greatest sympathizers in
behalf of the cause of independence,
and a man who stood ready to cham
| pion the cause even in the congress of
the United States. Mr. Sulzer's re
: marks were frequently initrrupted
by deafening applause. He said:
"Let me say. first of all. that I
welcome this opportunity to express
my sentiments regarding the free-
dom of Cuba, the cause of the Cv-
ban patriots and the position on the
question this government should
take. What I say I say from deep
conviction, after mature deliberation
and as an American citizen, and all
that I say I will stand by in the halls
of congress as an American repre
sentative. In the present crisis in
Cuba my sympathies are all with
the heroic and patriotic Cubans, and
I sincerely hope and believe they will
succeed. Cuba must and will be free
and independent, and in my judg
ment the end is near, the result in-
evitable, and the Cuban republic
will soon take its stand among the
nations of the world. There is more
than an insurrection in Cuba. It is
a revolution. Revolutions always
accomplish something for the up-
lifting of humanity and the amelior
ation of the human race. I believe
in revolution when oppression can
no longer bo endured.
"Spain denies that war exists in Cuba,
yet she sent a hundred thousand men
there to put it down. Her greatest
general has taken personal command
! and says he cannot succeed unless he
receives a reinforcement of a hundred
and fifty thousand more men. She
never did and never will admit the
j truth about Cuba. She will not permit
the world to know what is going on in
I the Island, and the probability is that
j she is not carrying on a civilized mode
; of warfare. There seems to be very lit
| tie difference between Gen. Valmezeda
i and Cant. Gen. Campos, and the mess-
age of President Grant, through his
secretary of state, in 1869, crying out In
the Interest of Christian civilization
and common humanity against the
mode of warfare In Cuba by the Span-
J ish government, is no doubt a:.> true to
i day as i; was; then. Spain cannot win.
She cannot again subjugate Cuba. Hi
[greatest general meets with defeat in
; every important engagement and hep
resources are drained to a condition of
national bankruptcy. She cannot carry
lon the war much long* and must soon
! admit her inability to quell the revolu-
"From what I can ascertain and
learn, from the best and most authen-
tic sources. I know the Cubans will ac-
cept no terms but The freedom of tho
\ island. Cuba lies at our very door and"'
belongs to us by right."
When Congressman Sulzer finished
speaking, the following resolution was
adopted: "Resolved, Thai we extend
our sympathy to the Cuban people in
their struggle for freedom and Inde
pendence, and we call upon the con-
gress and the president of the United
States and request them to grant bel-
ligerent rights to the Cuban republic*
DAMAGES FROM SPAIN.
Owner of the John AY. Foster Will
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 26.
- schooner John 'V. Foster, which
was detained on suspicion of violating
the neutrality laws, will sail for Port
Tampa as soon as the weather be-
comes favorable. Cant. Wheaton will
remain here and bring proceedings
against the Spanish government for
Illegal detention and defamation of
character. lie has written a letter to
Secretary t'lney making known Ola in-
tention of pushing his claims for ''.lin-