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Kiev. DR. ingersoll delivers an eloquent AD- V.. UK ESS. AN HONORABLE CALLING. IIHUW TO FIND IT," THE SUB JECT OK THE CLEBGY \. MANrS TALK. Sroi'NG MEN TOO FASTIDIOUS. flicy Abhor the Hard Palm ami Great.) Overalls ol" the Ha chinist. ' At the Park Congregational church fast evening Rev. E. P. Ingarsoll de- j livered an eloquent address to the young men, in which he gave them sound advice on the motives tha't J should guide them in the selection of j an honorable calling. Following is, "Dr. Ingersoll's address in full: | "The theme of my discourse, 'An i Honorable Calling and How to Find it." cannot, to my mind, be better opened than by the great thought, Manhood is | the prize to win. Look within the won- i derful human structure. It is made for a high and holy purpose. This body j is the earthly 'temple of the Holy j Ghost. Surely, then, the mind is : made for something more noble and ; lasting than a profession or employ- ; ment. Manhood, which means strug manhood, which- means self-sacri fice—manhood, which is a life for the j truth as it is in Christ— that is our 'be- j ing's end and aim.' Manhood, it is to j be a part of ourself. More, it is to be ; our very self, so that your name and > manhood shall mean the same thing. "A trade, a profession, an employ ment, is but a badge, a garment, an instrument 'ft* (labor, a weapon of war. to be worn, handled, wielded by the thinking, living man. Multitudes do not seem to realize this. They are ', like boards warped by the alternating j rain and sun. and so thoroughly twist- j ed that any amount of effort does not j straighten them. It maters not if they were at first of the very best material. You may deal with them as the manu- i facturer of carriages deals with his , stock. Put them into the hottest steam ' chest of discipline, of experience, of j instruction, and you cannot shape them Into what God designed they should lie. The original faculties are there, | but they have so bent themselves into I sailors and blacksmiths, into teachers j and tailors, into bankers and farmers, j Into salesmen and bookkeepers. into j cashiers and agents, into lawyers and j doctors ar.d judges, and their profes- . sions have so cribbed, cramped and ; cabined them that henceforth they < have their mark upon them. They are wrapped, and tied up, and sealed, and j labeled like an express package. "You cannot talk with them five | minutes without learning that beyond ! the weather, and politics, and good j clothes, and food, and puns, and a few | stories they know nothing, and seem ingly care for nothing save their pro fession or dry goods or groceries or pol- j icies or stocks. They have never so j thoroughly mastered their employment i as to hold it in subjection and to be ■ able to say: -. 'I am not yours, but you j are mine.' The truth is, that the ma- j jority of us are weaving so constant- ! ly and with so tight a girth the hard j old saddle of business we have so | starved and galled our manhood— have | so spurred and jaded it that it is losing Its strength and beauty. "1 call upon you, young men. to break the spell that is so crushing and withering manhood, and let the im mortal, the mind, the soul, have its rights. It is new, or very likely, never. Spring is the time for scattering the seed, and "whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.' While you are i in your teens, or before you have pass ed many years beyond them, the very great majority of you shall have set tled your destiny for this life and for the next. Why? Because now is the springtime, and SPRINGTIME IS SEEDTIME, and 'whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.' Upon these vital questions of manly thought and faith fulness 'lusty youth » * * joy to think how long they have to fight in the stern battle before their life takes flight.' But let us remember the sun never goes back on our dial. It is true " 'The faded rose each spring receives A fresh, red tincture on her leaves, And eagles change their aged plumes, But if your beauties once decay You never know a second May.' "And now, with a firm resolve to cleave unto integrity and purity and all that Is manly, we have well-nigh en tered the door of an honorable calling. When we have gone up into the realm where true men live and labor, we have left behind half of the perplexi ties which hinder us in deciding this question. Once resolve upon secur ing God's approval, which means that sordid motives shall not Influence you, and the haze passes. I believe God's providence is over every one of us as really and may be as distinctly seen as it has at times been seen in the his tory of this nation. He who notes the sparrow's fall: He who feeds the young ravens when they cry, has a noble life for every man, and he who asks the Lord about it will get an answer. "A miraculous voice will not drop from heaven, but as real and sure a voice will whisper to the soul. We are not only to pray for guidance, but to search. Pray and then watch, and then go out and search. God was in 'the burning bush,' but He did not speak until Moses said: 'I will now turn aside and see this great sight why the bush is not burnt.' No, not then, but 'when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush.' "Trust in God does not mean sitting down and waiting for the world to give you a place. We must find out what the world is doing, must study our own tastes and bent of mind and adap tations and opportunities. and then say: "Lord, what wilt Thou have me do?' If this be done, no man will be a long time in doubt. If you have a strong bent toward some trade or profession, take good counsel of tried friends, but remember that advice is cheap, and that, generally speaking, the man who gives advice is not the one who pays the bill. You have to take care of your self In this world, and so, after weigh ing advice, and seeking divine guidance, decide for yourself and go forward. But let us come down a little nearer to this question. Boys think a great Deal and talk a great deal of what they .Will do WHEN 'I GET TO BE A MAN.' "Sometimes they carry out their youthful fancies, but generally matu rity of judgment and change of cir cumstances carry a young man far away from his boyhood dreams. The strong fancies of young life, the ap parent bent of mind are not always to be trusted. Three boys well-nigh broke their mother's heart by becom ing sailors. They lived hundreds of miles from the sea. They had never been where the tide ebbs and flows. They had never seen a ship upon the rwater, but they had seen a 'painted ship upon a painted ocean.' It was the picture over the mantel— the full-rigged ship with its 'sails and pennons fair,* toad often been their study and talk by /YT "ft/ Beauty Found I . and in-- Purity Cuticura Sold throughout th* world. British depot: F. Nivv. i*m:v aki> Sons. 1. Kin* Edw»rd-rt.. London. For iis Pnvo-Cnsil. CO***., Si>:i; lViips., Boston, U. S. A. day and their dreams by night, and I that was how they were 'cut out' to be I sailors. And so many a boy is 'cut out' for this or that pursuit. ! "Had the picture over the mantel ! been a fine mercantile house, it is j quite likely they would have become | merchants. Had it been a fascinating I picture of Western frontier life, they \ probably would have become pioneers i beyond the Mississippi. Although there I is much in natural adaptation that Should guide us to our life work, yet j early training and the manifest inter j est ft" our minds, combined with cir- I cumstances, should control our choice. | You are, perhaps, not yet ready to de ; cide for what you are best fitted. Your ! opportunities for seeing the world may have been limited— they can be i limited even In a city— or you may be at school and not yet enough crystal lized In your opinions or convictions to be able to settle that matter. Then let | it alone, but be sure to get on as far as this: 'I'll be somebody or do some- ! thing worth being or doing.' i "In deciding this question do not let false notions of respectability cramp and bias you. For example, you think of callous hands and greasy clothes, and are sure you would not be a ma chinist. But you visit a large manu factory, where a steam fire engine is first completed, or another where some work of art is before you, and your feelings are changed. A magnet has drawn out your interest, and then you go and toil your way upward. _Your father may be a first-class builder, but, infected with false notions of respect j ability, you are fairly exhilarated with i the elysium of a subordinate position in an office or a store, above which you have little prospect of rising to such a position as your father's trade would give you. You have put the coarser work-dress against the finer shop dress. You have put harder hands against softer ones, and you have been a fool. "But there are rome boys of real stamina, in the city— well as the country— who are slow in getting a start. Their chances for improvement are limited, as they do not wake up until they have grown to manhood, and are already bound to the drudgery of life. What can they do? Let me quote something I wrote nearly twenty years ago: 'I am well acquainted with a man who had never had an interest in study until he was 16. He was A ROUGH CANAL DRIVER then. He nor his friendaTxlid not sup pose he would be anything more than a reliable, hard-working man. But a little incident awakened his mind. Like a spark it touched the train to the mag azine, and he was fired with a love of study. He has since, by his own indus try and effort, passed through college, risen to the several offices of a minis ter of the gospel, president of a col lege, state senator, a colonel, brigadier and major general in ~ the army, and now, a little over 30 years of age, he is faithfully and successfully serving his native state, Ohio. In congress.' "Twenty years have passed, and close by the names of Washington, Lincoln no higher, no lower— upon the roll of undying fame, is written the name of Garfield. A life of such prominence canont be opened to all. but a life of such quality is open to every one of us. By a thorough self-mastery, by a steady heart-beat of purpose, by a patient on-going, you, too, may gather and garner such golden sheaves. In deciding your life work, remember God wants true men in every honorable calling. And every calling is honora ble which supplies reasonable wants. We have no right Then, save that which comes from the sickly sentlmen talism of self-styled aristocrac-S-no right save that, to say that a banker is better than a mechanic, a merchant than a farmer, a millionaire than a poor man. God and every true man weighs the soul, not the pocket. "The Father above smiles upon un flinching Integrity and a brave heart, not upon smirks and vapidness. 'ar rayed in purple and fine linen.' Is the graceful elm better than the grapevine which clings to it for support? Is the rose sweeter than the lily? Is the twit tering wren a failure because it. does not soar like the eagle? No man has a right to claim that his sphere is nobler than that of his neighbor who works with his hands and dwells under a low ly roof-no right if the poor man does his best. "There are many who are puzzled over this question because they are not willing to don coarse clothes and work their way up. The majority of our young men prefer to drop into some pursuit that Is easy and respectable and affords present comfort rather than take the lathe, plane or axe, and chip their way. Our nation, our indus tries, our churches, our homes are suf fering because so few of our boys are willing to be disciplined. They cannot 'learn a trade.' Their blood is too good for that, or 'they are not made for drudgery.' I wish the young men of this day would follow the example of Peter the Great. We should have sound bodies, clearer heads and health ier hearts. "-•'". "The bone and brawn of foreigners Is bearing the brunt of that work which is becoming more and more 'the plynth which supports the trophied columns of state.' Our young-men ought to shake oft: their lethargy, unglove their hands and bare their arms, that they be come the underlying granite of church and nation. American boys were never destined or gifted to be 'wise without study, rich without work, master of an art without learning it from its be ginning. • • • The works of great men which the world has been unwill ing to let die, have been the united product of hand and brain, though wrought into a steamship, into a build ing, into a statue, into a book. NECESSITY.FOR CONCENTRATION "The versatility ,of the '. American mind seems to adapt our boys to va rious employment. Many of you.would excel in any one of a half score of pursuits, but no one of you can excel in all of them. It is rare that a man gains eminent success .in more than one cause. 'This one thing I do,' is the rule for us. In such a day as this, when brains are turned with wild fan cies of gain, and men pass on jostling each other in their hot haste for suc cess, It requires the whole mind to successfully manage one business, and then, when you have found your; place, stay in it. . Through discouragements and reverses, 'stick to the last.' If you are out of your sphere, that is an other thing, but be sure of it and get a grip upon your true vocation before you let go your present employment. . "My counsel thus far resolves itself into this i ■'••-., "First— Resolves to be a man In the THE SAINT PAUL DAI GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1895.. highest, holiest sense of the word; to hold your profession at arm length. Let It be like a. garment that. ls used because It ministers to the man. "Second—lf you are not driven by necessity, take time to train your tal ent and enlarge your views of life be lore you give absolute decision as to what you will do. "Third— that pursuit In which you have a superior Interest; superior to all others. "Fourth— ln fixing your heart upon an employment or profession, fill your, being from foundation to turret with this question: 'Can I there be the most useful?' •■■■".:.' -j : . ; .".■ ■■' "Fifth— suggest what I have not before named, viz.: 'Is my constitu tion or state of health adapted to the ■ pursuit In question?' i "And I close my discourse" with' a , line of thought which is suggested by j this last point. I enter my protest i against the old time notion, that the | boy who lacks health or force (or ! both)— never loved vigorous play, ! who never loved the plow because It was too fast for him— that is, being good for nothing else, Is a fit subject for the schools, to work upon. And so he is sent to college to be made Into a doctor or lawyer or preacher. 1 Fine, active, intelligent, keen, healthy, in dustrious boys passed by and a lazy, dawdling, perchance Imaginative [and | book-loving, and never mean but force- I less boy chosen that he may be trained ; into an educator. If there is' any where we need keen, strong-bodied,, buoyant, fresh-minded men, it is in the professions of which I have spoken*" and there is a grand sphere for -them.! Think of it, .sending a hoy to college ■ to make a teacher or doctor or min ister of him, because the mercury in | his nature never rises above blood ; heat, and never to that only because it j in a physical necessity. "I have seen such men at college, in ; the law school and in the" seminary, ; and my heart has sickened as I have | thought upon their future. God sancti- I ties the least talent for the benefit of j man. An earnest man, of limited knowledge and culture may do much. Let no man forbid such, but the spirit of God never sanctifies lazyness, has no need of ignorance. The foolishness of men is not the 'foolishness of preach ing." of which the apostle speaks. The world Is apt to say. of ■ THE HEALTHY BRIGHT BOY: " 'Wouldn't he make a good banker or merchant or accountant?' Yes, he would, but let the grace of the risen Christ enter his heart, and not abat ing but steadying and deepening this nervous energy, the boy becomes a Luke, 'the beloved physician,', or a noble-minded, heart giving, and so health-giving, teacher or minister. I do not discourage you from business life. No; we need consecrated, thought ful, healthful men In the marts of trade none the less than in the pro fessions, but I do plead for sound men in the professions that correct men and heal men and guide men. "If you answer: 'This was somewhat the case, but now is getting to be an cient history,' I reply: 'Yes, to a cer tain extent, and I call it 'an; old time notion,' but it lingers and lurks in an other garb. The devil Is impregnating our intellectual and social atmosphere with the poison that robust manliness is only fevered and fettered by a Chris tian life. But I ask, are there not counterfeits- of everything genuine? And is not the counterfeit a proof of' something real? And shall we judge the gold by the. base metal, or the good note by the spurious? Take the prince of our holy religion; take a Paul, or a Wilberforce. or a John Bun yan, or a Summerfleld, or a Rear Ad miral Foote, or a Gen. . Havelock; take. In your test, a fair sample of what a consecrated manhood develops, and you will come by a fair and honest logic to the conclusion, 'Manhood is crowned in Jesus.' "Young men: "We live In deedfa, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings: not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives, who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best." Holly Wreaths at Victor Huot's Candy Store, Wabasha. BOOK NOTES. '.-.... ; '•'.' It is understood that Dv Maurier has sold the copyright of his new novel to Messrs. Harper for $50,000. ... ' Gilbert Parker, the brilliant young Canadian novelist, was married last week to Miss Amy Vantine, daughter, of A. Vantine, of New York. Macmillan & Co. are about to publish . "A Breath From the Veldt," being a work on the big game of South Africa, by John Guille Millais. It will be Il lustrated with wood cuts by G. E." Lodge, electro-etchings and a frontis piece by Sir John Millais. The first edition of Rudyard Kipling's new Jungle Book consisted of 40,000 copies. It is now exhausted and the Century company have another large edition in press. Mr. Aubrey Beardsley has written a novel, "Under the Hill," which will ap pear in the new English magazine, "The Savoy." He has also written a poem for the same periodical. ', Has Mr. Beardsley no mercy for the strug gling young journal? The contributors to The Youth's Companion for the coming year will in clude the lord chief justice of Eng land, Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes, of the Massachusetts supreme court, Prof. N. S. Shaler, Hiram Maxim, J. H. Biles, who built the New York and Paris, of the American line; Felix L. Oswald, H. G. Prout, editor of The Railroad Gazette; J. Henniker Hea ton, M. P.; Dr. Louise, and the mar-, guis of Lome; Speaker T. B. Reed, the secretaries of the navy, interior, agri culture, Frank R. Stockton, Mrs. Fran ces Hodgson Burnett, Mrs. Burton Harrison, Gen. Miles, Sir William How ard Russell, Frank D. Millet, Archibald Forbes. Frederic Villiers, Sir William Martin- Conway, Bishop Cleveland Coxe, Bishop Doane, Admiral Stevens, Charles Dickens, Thomas Nast, Poult ney Blgelow, Lady Jeune, Justin Mc- Carthy, Prof. C. F. Thwlng, Prof. Aus tin Abbott, Dr. Cyrus Edson, Marion Harland, Camllle Flammarlon, Prof. C. A. Young and Prof. Rodolfo Lanciani. On Our nook Tnhle. From the Publishers: MacMillan & Co. "Vacation Ram bles." By Thomas Hughes. $1.75. . The Home Book company. "Acadia." By Edward Rlcherd. Paper, $2; cloth, The American Book company. "Sto ries for Children." By Mrs. Charles A. Dame. "Funny Stories and Fables." By James Baldwin. "Old Greek Sto ries." By James Baldwin. MAGAZINES. . The Nickell Magazine, Boston. Rus sell Publishing company. 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It is his duty to act a3 guide to the passengers in the fullest sense; to see that their baggage is properly checked ; that they are cor rectly ticketed; to explain the many interesting points en route; In short, to make himself generally useful to pas sengers and render their trip pleasant and profitable. For further Information about these Weekly Personally Conducted Excur sion Parties to California via "The North-Western Line," call on agents: 395 Robert street, corner Sixth, St. Paul; 13 Nicollet house block, Minne apolis, or Union Depots in both cities. GOOD WORK DOflE MY THE NORTH DAKOTA IMMI-- GHATION CONVENTION JUST (J)J CLOSED. ' l*>*o F. I. WHITNEY ENTHUSIASTIC. ■\ • ' HE TELLS A GLOBE HE PORTER SOMETHING ABOUT THE *" ,m PROCEEDINGS. "*^ ■7 ;-"■:■'.■ • xl : -t-ibl •rfi-iil ALL CLASSES REPRESENTED.'. • ' ' r\:i'.C ■ "fc.Dli The Prai-.es of tlie State Were -" San*-; by Men Who Have Won^, '■."-,-"■ SneeetM Therein. , , ■ '. General Passenger Agent *F. I. Whit ney, of the Great Northern, is enthu siastic over the work of the North Da kota immigration convention, which he attended in company with a number of other St. Paul men. Speaking to a Globe reporter with reference to the proceedings, Mr. Whitney said:. "The convention was composed of men brim-full of enthusiasm.. It was officered by the veterans, J. B. Power, Richland county, as president, and F. H. Irons, of Cass, as secretary. There was not a ripple of discord.- Repre sentative men from all parts of the state were present, farmers, dairymen, stockraisers, school teachers, preach ers, bankers, college professors, mer chants—in fact, not a calling of im portance that did not have some one to represent it There was no need of Imported oratory, local eloquence was on tap. Many bright speeches were delivered. Every speaker knew what he wanted to say, how to say it, and splendid things were said. There was none of the old boom and hurrah spirit manifested. The feeling was that a steady advance In prosperity on permanent lines was now beginning, and this idea permeated every address. I cannot attempt to give you even the names of all the primlnent speakers. >. "I was impressed with the excellent suggestions of Gov. Allln, whose own success shows what an energetic and intelligent men can do. Locating there in 1879 with $240 in cash, he is now a most prosperous farmer, and enjoys in the highest degree the confidence and respect 1 of his neighbors and the" people of the state.- President Worst, of the state agricultural college^ and also lieutenant governor of the state, is another example of rustling intelli gence, having started in life in that state on a government homestead. His speech wad a good one. "The talk of Prof. Waldron, of the agricultural college, was especially in teresting, in that he explained why the grasses "and plants of North Dakota . were superior to those grown in the South. He said that plants carried oh their active processes under the direct Influence of sunshine. In North Da kota, where the air Is so clear, all the rays of the light have a chance to get in their work. In the South and along the seashore, where the air. is heavy with moisture, or overhung with clouds, the actinic rays are soaked out, or weakened, and the rays that do get through have but little influence on plant activity. I didn't fully under- 1 stand what actinic meant, as one of the 150,000 words in our language, so I look ed into the dictionary and found out, . "The actinic or active vital rays, coming into full contact with plants, tion with proper soli conditions, pro through a clear atmosphere, In.conn'ec duce albuminoids, or the' flesh ' forc ing elements. That is why Southern' cattle are drawn to the North to fat ten, and that is why Northern grown grains, as well as grasses, make bet ter feed for animals, and food for the human family. He also talked about ozone, and said that it was often a subject of jokes, but the clear atmos pheres contain more ozone, the vital element of oxygen, than the heavy ones. It is ozone that makes a man feel that life is worth living when he gets out in the air, and it braces him up. •;:";> --"I was well pleased, too, with the re-* marks of Judge Bartholomew, of the supreme court, who discussed the law. Prospective settlers should be shown that in North Dakota they will enjoy the same protection to life, reputation and property that they do in their old . •homes; that education is open to all at a minimum cost; that the same privileges are accorded the poor as the rich; and that the new code of laws of North Dakota is a just and equitable condensation of the best re sults of law making in the older states, the new profiting by the successes and avoiding the failures of the old. "One of the odd characters of the convention was "Farmer" Wallace, whose hobby is the storage of water! He said that we should follow the ex ample set by the beavers, and build, dams and store storm waters and melt ed snows, that the old lake beds could be filled up in this way, and living streams made to exist in what are now dry coulees. "Superintendent Devlne, of Da Moure county, was eloquent, even dramatic, in his presentation of the educational advantages of the state. He believes that children should he taught the principles of good government as well as the routine studies; that the diso bedient big boy should be made to un derstand that the state Is behind the teacher, whose slightest command is law. Insubordination in th© school room is incipient anarchy. "Every phase of life, happiness homemaking and money getting was discussed by some one. Miss Bates state superintendent of public instruc tion, was the only lady speaker but there were many ladies present during the different sessions. j ! "I believe much good will result from the convention. A state immigration ' association was formed, and also a -• state business men's union, having for , Its object the promotion of the manu facturing and mercantile interests of the state. Messrs. I. p. Baker J P Power, G. B. Clifford and O. A.'w'hipl pie, who are at the head of the im migration association, are the right men in the right place. [ -; i "The Minnesota delegation was coir-' dially received, and took part in the proceedings, speeches being made py Messrs. Schurmeier, Smalley, Groat McGinn's and others." ;i ■ ■ Candy Packed to Express J ' Any distance. Victor Huot's Fine Can fly, 416 Wabasha street. - ; THE MONSTER, CAPITAL. A Correspondent Says It Rnle.s the World. To the Editor of the Globe. The papers and politicians of today are always forcing upon the people" the old "gag" that the low prices of farm produce are regulated by the currency and the old law of supply and demand, but this is a flagrant falsehood thrust upon the only too easily deceived farm er. If the prices were due to the cur rency wheat would he .worth a dollar today. Why? Because there Is plenty of money In the land. Go anywhere to the banks or money loaners and put up good security and you will get the] cash, at a cheap rate of interest, too. Money "Is abundant. You can't pick' up a paper but what has several ads. "Money to Loan." Low pric.s are not due to scarcity of money. Well, they ■ay over production (especially this year) Is the cause. We have not an over supply of wheat, pork or beef. The crop is consumed before the next crop is ready. The growth of popula tion keeps up with the growth of pro duction, when the crops have been something extraordinary (in regard to the yield per acre), as in the Dako tas and Minnesota and other places this year. There ' has been frost, drouth, chinch bugs, etc;, which de stroyed the crops In other states. So the low prices cannot be attributed to over production. On the contrary, prices have gone down when the sup ply did not meet the demand. There is as much money in the land and the market as good as in 1870, '81, '82, and* '83, when prices were way up. ' Prices are no longer regulated by the amount of money in the country or the supply and demand. Prices are regulated by a merciless monster called capital. Why? Because capital Is the buyer and there Is no competition. Where does this monster rule? In the boards of trade; and has prices fixed to] suit the money power. The money power rules the world's markets inasmuch as it makes Liverpool prices the standard price of all countries, and- it keeps ' down .the standard price by keeping wheat on hand raised in India on the farms owned by the money power and tilled by native laborers for five cents' a day. How long will the farmers stand this? Let immigration continue —it will only add more to the starving farmers who will sooner or later wake up to see things as they actually are. Yours for immigration, —V. Lamb, Moorhead, Minn. See Onr Patent Shipping' Cane**. For Victor Huot's Fine Candy. 416 Wabasha street. STILLWATER NEWS. Special Term of the District Court To Be Held Tomorrow. The police are looking for the mis creant who stripped everything off a clothes line at the home of Mrs. S. B. 1 Slocum late Saturday night. Mrs, Slo cum is just recovering from i a very severe illness. The funeral of F. C. Cutler will be held from the family residence on South Sixth street at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The services will be con ducted' by Rev. A. ,D. Stowe, of Ascen sion Episcopal church. Members of Cook post, G. A. R., of which he was a member, will attend in a body. A special term of the district court will bo held in this city tomorrow by Judge Wllliston, of Red Wing. The cases that remain to be tried on the regular calendar will go over until after the holidays. F. W. Temple, of Blue Earth City, a member of the board of prison man agers, is a guest of Warden Wolfer. A committee of the board will meet today to accept the automatic sprinkler system which has been added to the prison shops, and is to be inspected today by Mr. Jardine. % Lake St. Croix was crowded with skaters yesterday, the ice being in excellent condition for that sport be tween this city and Hudson. Leave Express Orders Early For Victor Huot's Fine Candy, packed to express any distance. . The Waba sha Street Store. 416. A MODERN JOB. Stood Every Misfortune Except the Loss of His Fiddle. John Stratton has just . returned from Wise county, Virginia, where he went to survey some coal lands. "While down there I saw a modern Job," he said to a Washington Star writer. "I was about twenty miles from Gladeville, the county seat, when a storm threatened. Not wanting to be out in the mountains during a storm, I hastened' to" a log cabin. Under. a tree in front sat a ragged, uncouth-looking man playing a fiddle. In the tree was a half-grown boy. " 'Come right in, mister.' was his answer to my request for shelter. I don't reckon it'll rain much, no how. Kin'o'quit rainin' hyar. Didn' rain all summer, an' all the craps I got war one leetle bunch o' 'baccer.' : • ■ " 'Pretty hard luck,' I said. " 'Yaas; middlin' But I didn*. keer so much as when the .ole 'ooman tried ter git water outen the well. It war mos' dry, an' it kin' o' took a knack ter git it. So she leaned over too fur and fell in. She's thar yit. I hain't got no way ter git her out, an' as she didn' never know what hurt her I reckon I'll jest All up the well an' put a board up ter [ mark her grave.' " 'Well, you seem to have had a great deal of trouble,' I remarked. . " 'Yaas, it sartain looks like a heap. But the wust was when my mewl, the only one I hed, got stuck in the quicksan' down yonder an' we hed to shoot 'im. I war broke up over that, but I've still got my boy up thar in the tree an' my fiddle.' * >-" "At that moment there, as a clap of thunder. The old man laid his fiddle tenderly on the chair he had occupied and started for the house, carrying the chair and its precious burden. The boy in trying to get '; down from the tree slipped and fell, striking the fiddle and splitting it into several pieces. The old man lifted up the fragments and, with tears in his eyes, said: 'I reckon I'm ruint now.' " • mm The Solid ThrouKh Trains Of the Nickel Plate Road, equipped with the most modernly-constructed day coaches and luxurious sleeping and dining cars,, illuminated throughout | with the famous Plntsch gas lights, and colored porters In charge of day coaches, are some of the features- of this popular line that are being' recog nized by travelers seeking the lowest rates and fast time. J. Y. Calahan,; | 3eneral Agent, 111 Adams street, Chi- ; :ago, 111. ... _, , . . .-•-;?':} HOW TO MAKE A WINNER, "Is Spicer's play a success?" . , "It would be a money-maker with a change or two." "What would you suggest?" "He should charge less for admission and more for egress." A NO-TO-BAC MIRACLE. PHYSICAL PERFECTION . PRE VENTED BY THE USE OF — ' TOBACCO, v"? ..-'■: An Old-Timer Cured After Using Tobacco Twenty-Three Years —He Gains Twenty Pounds in Thirty Days. • ■ LAKE GENEVA, Wis., Dec. 22. --(Special.)— ladies of our beautiful little town are making an interesting and exciting time for tobacco-using husbands, since the injurious effects of tobacco and the ease with which It can be cured by No-To-Bac have been so plainly demonstrated by the cure of Mr. F. C. Waite. In a written state ment he says: "I smoked and chewed tobacco for twenty-three years, and I am sure that my case was one of the worst in this part of the country. j Even after I went to bed at night, if I , ,woke up I would want to chew or smoke. It was not only killing me, but j my wife was also ailing from the inju- ! rious effects. Two boxes of No-To-Bac cured me, and I have no more' desire for tobacco than I have to jump out of the window. I have gained twenty pounds In thirty days, my wife is well, and we are indeed both happy to say that No-To-Bac is truly 'worth its weight in gold" to us." ; r . ':" The cure and improvement in Mr. Waite's case Is looked upon as a mira cle—in fact, it is the talk of the town and county, and it is estimated that over a thousand tobacco users will be using No-To-Bac within a few weeks. The peculiarity about No-To-Bac as a medicine is that" the makers, the Ster ling Remedy Co., of New York and Chicago, authorize every druggist in America to absolutely guarantee the use of three boxes to cure or refund the money, and the cost is so trifling, as compared with the expensive and unnecessary use of tobacco, that tobac co-using husbands have no good excuse to offer when their wives Insist upon their taking No-To-Bac . and getting results in the way of pure, sweet breath, wonderful improvement in their mental and physical condition, with a practical revitallzation of their nicotlnlzed nerves. No-To-Bac not only cures the tobacco habit but restores vitality and nerve vigor. It is indeed a miracle worker for weak men, and the public is warned against having imita tions palmed off on them, as the great success of No-To-Bac has brought out a host of counterfeits. PASSING OF THE GYPSY. Romany Ryes Gradually Disap- ' pearing- From the Haunts of Men. The gradual disappearance and ex tinction of that picturesque vaga bond, the genuine, simon-pure gypsy, has caused much comment, but the reason for the dying out of the old race is somewhat difficult to find, says the Troy Times. There are probably more roving, wandering vagabonds in the world today than ever . before, but a real Romany is seldom found, even in England.where he formerly flourished. In this coun try real gypsies were never numer ous, and are today less so than ever before. They are occasionally met with, but the bands are either very small or are composed of horse-trad ing scamps and fortune-telling "fak ers," ; who have not a drop of the Romany blood in their veins. In the old days the gypsy impressed himself, and his personality on the literature and the art of the coun tries in which he roamed. It was a poor novel that did not introduce a gypsy fortune-teller, and a poor play that did not have at least one child stolen by gypsies, while the artists fairly reveled in studies and sketches of gypsy maidens. But the gypsies of today do not indulge in any child stealing proclivities, although they occasionally make a "bluff" at telling fortunes. As for the children, they usually have enough of their own not to bother their heads and risk their liberty by stealing those of other people. A band of gypsies which appeared in the province of Quebec the other day actually tried to sell their own children, arguing that times were so poor that they were no longer able to provide for the little ones. So it can readily be seen that the day of the gypsy is past. If he ever had any usefulness he has long ago outlived it. ■»—*-— CUT TO THE QUICK FOR THE QUICK. Maple Leaf Route the Fastest. The Chicago Great Western Railway (Maple Leaf Route) now gets the j preferred passenger business to and from Kansas City and points between because of its quick time and superior service. Evening train leaves at 7:30.- Allison's Oracle Speaks. Dcs Moines Register.. ■ To return prosperity permanently to this country, give us the following: Protection to home industries, permit ting due compensation for labor in this country; an outlet to the Orient, China, Japan and all the far East, where the ; greatest commercial development will be witnessed during the next few years, • i and reciprocity, that is fair "trade i with those countries as well as with the republics of this continent and the ■ effete monarchies of the old world. With these three gifts from a Repub lican administration we will all be happy yet and prosperous, if not rich. The opportunities belong to us. It is only a question of using them for our highest and best development. NOT fl GAR |«OVIfIG COMPULSORY SABBATH OBSERV ANCE FOR PHILADELPHIA jj - STREET RAILWAY CO. SYMPATHY FOR STRIKERS. NUMBER OF CONFERENCES BE TWEEN OPPOSING FORCES, BUT NO RESULT. TAILORS' STRIKE PROGRESSES. Contractors Declare They Will Not Give In to Striking Em ployes. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 22.- At a late hour 'tonight the strike sit uation was apparently unchanged, but the air 'was full of all kinds of ru mors. No attempt was made to run cars. Many conferences were held or both sides, but no statements were given out. The strikers had uni formed men in all parts of the citj soliciting subscriptions from door t< door, and it is said that the aggre gate collections run into high figures Mayor Warwick tonight issued thi following statement: "As matters stand, my duty as the chief executive officer as to preserve the peace anc order of the city, and I will, with al the force at my command, do 'this and, if necessary, will bring to my as sistance all the force that, under th< law, can be brought into service, b< it state or national. Life and prop erty shall be protected by the strong arm of the law. Lawlessness is an archy, and that will not be permittee trader any circumstances." At thia West Philadelphia station o: the 'Market street line a small aiTn*, of men are confined.- They wen brought here from Boston and othei New England cities to take the place! of the strikers. Soon after their ar rival one man became dissatisfied anc leflt. To the strikers he said all tin men would leave, but that they wen practically prisoners. They clam they were led to believe they were ti open a new 'trolley line here and upoi learning the truth became disgustec and wanted to leave, but were no permitted. The Boston man declarer he had to fight his way through i crowd of Traction employes to reac* the door. The strikers aver that the* will take legal action to secure tfh< men's release. IGNORING THE UNION. President Welch tonight issued a statement to the public. It reiterates the company's determination to ig nore any outside organization and lays the blame of the strike and its conse quences upon the parties who had nc connection with the company. Mr. Welch rehearses the events of the past few days, deploring the violence , and explaining the inability .of the company to discharge the 1,000 new men they have taken on since the strike began. The executive committee of the strik ers was in session all the afternoon and tonight sent a sub-committee of five employes to confer with the general manager. Attorney Stevens instructed them to use their best efforts to effect a settlement tonight, and if they fail ed, to try and make arrangements for arbitration tomorrow. Up to a late hour they had not returned. John Wanamaker called on the may or tonight and was in conference with him fcr a long time. Many of the most prominent clergymen of the city dis cussed the strike from the pulpit to day, and, while deploring violence, were almost unanimous in upholding the demands of the men and condemn ing the act of the company. Tonight Henry F. Graham, of Brook lyn, who was brought here to work, made affidavit that the company is of fering new men $2.50 per day, while they refuse the old ones $2. Strikers' meetings were held throughout the city during the day but tonight most of the men attended divine services. The strike leaders asserted tonight that fully 200,000 people had promised not to ride on the cars of the com pany and had contributed to the funds solicited today. Between $7,000 and $3, --000 had been realized up to midnight and contributions were still coming in. The conference with General Man ager Beetem lasted four hours. ' Then the committee of employes returned to headquarters and went into session with the executive committee of the Amalgamated association and Presi dent McMahon. DUBIOUS FOR TAILORS. Contractors Bid Defiance to Strik ing: Employers. NEW YORK.Dec. 22.— Whatever hope may have existed Saturday for a set tlement of. the tailors' strike was dis pelled by the action of , the Clothing Contractors' Mutual Protective asso ciation. The contractors decided to make the present trouble the decisive struggle between themselves and their employes and bade defiance to the walking delegates. Reports of committees claiming that every contractor was loyal to the as sociation were received with cheers at the contractors' meeting this afternoon, and when President Marks stated that a card giving the rules of the asso ciation had been hung up in every con tractor's shop in New York, Brooklyn. Jersey City and Brownsville, the meet ing became very enthusiastic. The strikers passed a quiet day.most ly in discussing the strike and the new and novel aspect given to it by the issuance of the contractor's card. Sev eral meetings will be held by the strik ers in Washington and Walthalla halls tomorrow. They held no meeting to day. Christmas Presents Delivered with care and certainty by the A. D. T. Co., 100 East Fifth street. COAL IN A RIVER BED. It Came From it Fleet of Unrips Sank Daring the- War. Clnclnnantl Enquirer. As I drew near, picking my way over the Irregular rocks that paved the beach, I saw that the workers were not rlvermen, but farmers. They were carrying the round, black, and gray objects high up on the beach, and building pyramids of them, very much like those one sees made of cannon balls at military posts. "What be we a-aotn' of?" answered one. old fellow. "Why, we was a-get tin' In our winter's coal. Cert'nly It's coal." ' .'-/..-'-. "But what makes It so round, and where do you get ft?" I asked. "Why this yere coal was planted in the river during the war," answered the old man, sitting down upon a gun wale of his skiff. "During the war afleet of coal barges was sunk up river by the shot from Morgaan's guns. Later on the government blew up the barges to open up the channel ,and the coal's been a-driftln' an' a-driftln' for over thirty years, and has been wore round in its travels just like rocks will be. worn. We go out to the bars and pick the) coal balls out of the other rocks. When all that on top is gone we just drift about in the shal lows, and when we see* a lump we Beecham's pills are for bilious ness, bilious headache, dyspep sia, heartburn, torpid liver, diz ziness, sick headache, bad taste in the mouth, coated tongue, loss of appetite, sallow skin.etc., when caused by constipation; and constipation is the most frequent cause of all of. them. Go by the book. Pills 10$ and 25$ a box. Book free at your druggist's or write B. F. Allen Co., 365 Canal Street, New York. Annual sales mora thanf.OPQ.OQOboxe* ■Mt*********************an« , ****************__i__M___i__M_B bring It up to the surface with a scoop net and get it aboard. Coal is light In the water. A chunk that you can't lift on land is easily raised on the top of the water. I've got nothin' to do just now, so I put in my time gettin' coal. I've fished up about ten tons durln' the week, and it's boss coal, stranger, washed about so many years that most of the sulphur Is out of it, and It won't soot your hands up. The wife don't get her hands dirty handlln* of it, and 1t burns better* - any other sort of coal " In proof of the cleanliness of the drift coal the old man exhibited his claw-like hands, the palms of which instead of being black were whitened with a powder that resembled lime dust. This was accounted for from the fact that many lumps of coal in their travels had been covered with a de posit of lime, and were whity-gray, like the rock that contributed to their coloring. The pieces of coal ranged from the size of a base ball up to that of a man's head, and. while some were irregularly shaped, with rounded edges, the great majority were turned as true as a billiard ball. For Weak Nerves Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate, Dr. J. Cressey, Hot Springs. Ark., says: "It has proven highly satisfac tory in dyspepsia and nervous weak ness, and I can cheerfully recommend it as good for the above disorders." STATESMEN NOT EASILY KILLED Most of the Presidents Have Lived Long- After Their Retirement. New York Sun. It has often been said by excited individuals, as the historical chroni cles of the republic record, that a battle for the presidency would kill this or that statesman, or would shorten the duration of life of the man holding that exalted office. But no such result has attended success ful candidates, though many sinister disasters have overtaken unsuccess ful one*-.. John Adams lived twenty eight years after his Inauguration as president. He died at the age of nine ty. Thomas Jefferson, glorious name in Democratic annals, lived twenty five years after his inauguration- James Madison lived twenty-seven years, and died at the age of eighty five. Monroe lived fourteen years, John Qulncy Adams twenty-two years] Andrew Jackson twenty-six years, Martin Van Buren twenty-four years, John Tyler twenty-one years, Millard Fillmore twenty-four years! Franklin Pierce fifteen years and James Buchanan sixteen years. R. B. Hayes, too, lived sixteen years after having been defeated for president, and with the weight of a criminal consciousness that he had been seated fraudulently. ••'•V'i'-". - ' Four presidents of the United States have died in office— two at the hands of murderous assassins, two from ill ness. The grandson of one of these, who has occasionally been observed in the' walks of men where preslden tials nominations are discussed and determined, was afterward president We refer to Benjamin Harrison, in augurated in March, ISS9, and a can didate for re-election in 1592. with no positive assurance that he would not, despite the experience of his illustrious grandfather, accept the nomination in 1596. There have been presidents of the United States who killed, or nearly killed, the political party which elect ed them to that important office, but there is no known or recorded in stance of a president who died on ac count of its -responsibilities, obliga tions and official cares. A Good Thing: For the traveling public, the daily Sleeping Car Service of the Wisconsin Central Line between St. Paul and Ash land; leave St. Paul every night at 7:40 p. m. City Ticket Office, 373 Robert st. — — The Do X Is in the Manger. Courier-Journal. Senator Dubois says that while there can be no silver legislation at this session of congress, the silver men will see to it that there shall be no currency reform nor bond issues not in the interest of silver. That is your silver-mine statesmanship to a dot. The country's credit, along with the country itself, may go to the bow-wows if the interests of the silver miners are not put before everything else. Time Broken to Kansas City. The Chicago Great Western Railway (Maple Leaf Route) again scores a lead. This time it gets the passenger busi ness to and from Kansas City and points between by reducing time far below that of other roads. Evening train leaves at 7:30 dally. "Some mighty good people," said Uncle Eben, "gibs er lot ob advice whah dey might 'complish more by locatin' dan chicken coop whah it wouldn' be so temptatlous."—Washing ton Star. Straight As an Arrow ■^t,**".. l _/i'( '--* !***rf) \\ Wtrft JV vU I\\ v\r '-» ■7 A • The Indian's skill with his bow has ever been a matter of wonder. His keen eye and perfect nerve are the results of years of perfect physical training. The Indian depending en tirely on nature for medicine in cases of sick ness, took that greatest of all combinations of roots, herbs, barks and gnms and made what was known as Kickavoo Indian Saowa, which in every instance, went as straight as an arrow to the seat of disease and by puri fying tho blood and invigorating the stomach and liver promoted perfect health. This medicine of nature's own construction, can bo bought to-day at all druggists. It con tains no poisonous ingredients and to its use thousands owe a return to health. ',-'■-"' '.' 3