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i THE GLOBE St. Paul, Minn.
Complete tiles of the G1 o b & always kept
on hand for reference.
"WASHINGTON, March 13.— Forecast for
For Minnesota: Fair weather; northwest
erly winds.
For Wisconsin: Fair and warmer; westerly
For Iowa: Fair; westerly winds.
For North and South Dakota: Fair and
.Warmer; winds becoming southerly.
For Montana: Fair and warmer; southwest
erly winds.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Weather Bureau, Washington, March 15, 6:48
b. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 73th Meridian
Observations taken at the same mo
ment of time at all stations.
Place. Tem.lPlace. Tern.
Bt. Paul 30Winnlpeg 16
pulutli 26-
Huron **2 Bismarck 22-34
Bismarck 22 Buffalo .... , 24-28
Willlston 26 Boston 26-30
Havre S6Cheyeune 28-30
Helena S8 Chicago .....26-28
Edmonton 32 Helena 38-38
Battleford 26 Montreal 18-18
Prince Albert 32 New Orleans ....60-70
Calgary 36 New York 28-28
Medicine Hat 36 Pittsburg 30-30
Swift Current 2S Cincinnati 32-32
Qu'AppeHe 20
Barometer, 30.09; thermometer, 24; relative
humidity, 74; wind, southeast; weather.
Cloudy; maximum thermometer, 31; minimum
thermometer, 17; dally range, 14; amount of
melted snow in last twenty-four hours, trace.
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
md elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
We have a striking illustration of
the radical difference between par
ties In the action of the Demo
crats and Republicans of New York
tinder almost precisely similar cir
cumstances. Prior to 1892 some Dem
ocrats of that state had acquired abso
lute control of the machinery of the
party. They had operated it not in the
interests of the party or its principles,
but solely for the maintenance of the
machine and the consequent benefit of
the managers. The latter had decided
that in the national convention of the
party that year an eminent citizen of
the state, who had occupied the presi
dential chair for one term, should not
have the .support of the state delega
tion for a nomination. They decided
that another citizen of the state, noted
mainly for his adeptness in machine
management, should have the delega
tion, with a view to his nomination
for the presidency. To this end the
machine directed its efforts.
The wishes of a large majority of the
Democrats of the state were coolly and
defiantly .ignored, and, in the "snap"
convention of February, the machine
worked its will. But a revolt among
the opposing Democrats was speedily
organized, a convention held and a
contesting delegation sent to Chicago
to present the protests of the rank and
•file. The real purpose was not so much
to secure recognition as to assure the
convention that the "regulars" did not
represent the body of the party, and
that Mr. Cleveland, if nominated, would
have the electoral vote of the state.
The result was Mr. Cleveland's nomina
tion, the overthrow of the nrjachine
and a plurality for Mr. Cleveland in
New York of 40,000. The movement
"was a Democratic assertion of the
rights of the individual carried Into
action. There was no halting at wordy
'denunciation followed by submission,
Ibut a sturdy contest to a finish.
This year we find a similar condition
existing Jc the Republican party in
that stale. There, too, is a machine
absolutely domi'.^ting the party. Its
engineer proposes to cast the vote of
the delegation in the national conven
tion in whatever direction will bring
him gain of power. It is as responsive
to the touch of his finger as was the
vast array of machinery in the At
lanta exposition to the pressure of the
president's finger on the electric button
that set it in motion. Against the
methods used In the organization of j
this machine a large number of the !
more self-respecting Republicans set !
themselves They proved beyond ques- j
tion gross frauds in the primaries, by
"Which control was gained. They
brought criminal action against the
minor tools who worked these frauds.
They held mass meetings and organ
ized committees. But the machine had
won. It had secured the organization.
Mere protest was useless. Revolt, open,
energetic:, determined, carried to the
end, was the only self-respecting or
efficient course. It was contemplated, i
hut the committee concluded that party
harmony must be maintained; and that,
had as the situation was, it must be
"submitted to.
Here the difference between Demo
crats and Republicans begins. Here
the vital difference in the spirit of
the two parties shows itself. The in
junction,"Children, obey your parents,"
In Republican politics reads: "Vot
ers, obey your bosses." The essence
of paternalism is docility, obedience,
submission. Protest, oppose, but do not
Carry your opposition into revolt; do
rot protest too hard. This is paternal
ism. It is the exaltation of the party
above the man. It is the subjection
of honor and decency and individual
rights., no* to a majority, not really to
the party, even, but to the few who,
toy. their, consummate skill, their au
dacity, their unscrupulousness, have
gained mastery of the party organiza
tion. With such a spirit controlling the
voters of a nation a kakostocracy is
not only possible, but Inevitable. The
despotism of the boss is no less in
degree nor worse in quality than is
that of the absolute monarch, while it
is not "tempered by assassination" or
by responsibility either. The hope of the
republic lies in the spirit of Democ
racy which inspires resistance to all in
vasions of individual rights and car
ries that resistance to victory.
Some time ago the Globe, in com
menting upon the declaration of Sen
ator Tillman and some other Demo-
Populisms that they were going to the
Chicago convention this year, and that
if it did not adopt a free silver resolu
tion at the 16 to 1 ratio they would
walk out of it, denounced this position
in the severest terms. It said that to
do this "is to renounce" all party loy
alty, and to make party government
and party existence impossible." Re
ferring to our article, the Martin Coun
ty Sentinel asks the following ques
tion: "If the national Democratic con
vention adopts a platform favoring the
free and unlimited coinage of gold and
silver on a basis of 16 to 1, independ
ent of foreign nations, will the Globe
accept the verdict, reverse its posi
tion, and give the proposition an honest
and cordial support?" We had sup
posed the query to be a mere jest; but
since the Sentinel continues to harp
upon It, we will state for its benefit
some considerations that ought to be
. In the first place, the proposition
which we laid down was applied to
prospective participants in the national
convention of the Democratic party.
It is a rule of political action, recog
nized universally among honorable
men, that when a man accepts the
office of delegate to a political conven
tion he is bound by a decision of Its
majority, fairly arrived at. That prop
osition was the basis of our discus
sion, and Is the criterion by which the
actions and words of such men as Mr.
Tillman and others, who declare in
advance that they will bolt if they can
not rule, should be judged. If a man
is chosen as a delegate to the national
convention, accepts the honor, and par
ticipates in its proceedings, he must
feel bound, in honor, to support what
ever position might be declared to be
Democratic doctrine by a fair vote of
the majority.
Every man of any party who acts
only in his capacity of private citizen
reserves the right of independent ac
tion in an emergency. We have, for
example, no quarrel with the individual
Democrat who has made up his mind
that he will not support a resolution
either for or against free coinage. We
think that such action tends to* dis
union and defeat, but it is an inaliena
ble right of the citizen. If he is a
sensible man and a good Democrat,
he will keep such opinion to himself,
in the hope that the emergency which
he fears may not arise; and with a
knowledge that for him to declare in
advance of the meeting of a conven
tion what it must or must not do, in
order to command his support, tends
to strife, raises an equally bitter and
determined opposition on the other
side, is undemocratic and unpatri
otic. - :. •••.', „ • ■..•
It might have occurred to the Senti
nel, we should suppose, that it asks
the G1 o b cto do that which we have
blamed others for doing. It is a cu
rious lapse of acuteness in our es
teemed contemporary to demand that
the Globe assert in advance what
it will do or will not do if the national
convention acts or refuses to act in
a certain way, immediately after call
ing others to a sharp account for pre
cisely that impertinence.
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The bill of Senator Frye to create a
department of commerce and manu
factures, with a cabinet officer at the
head of it, is the natural successor of
that by which the department of ag
riculture was so erected. It comes for
ward at an opportune time, because
it promises to the faithful that if they
are successful at the coming election
there will be a lot more spoils to dis
tribute. That is its only excuse for
being. The wonder is, not that such
a department should be suggested now,
but that there have not been half a
dozen or more created in the last ten
years. There -was never the slightest
excuse for adding to the number of
executive departments as established
early in our history. It is just as ra
tional to make a department of com
merce and manufactures as it was to
make one of agriculture. It will be
just as rational, if that should be done,
to make another department of fish
eries, and one of mining, and one of
labor, and one of education, and finally
to get down to a department of bar
ber shops and bath rooms.
The whole idea of the proper scope
and function of an executive depart
ment was lost sight of with the first
transgression of the proper rule, and
the way was opened to a scramble
among an business interests In our
complicated industrial and commercial
system for representation in the cab
inet, and the paternal care of the cen
tral government. There is no reason,
no economy, no common sense, in any
such arrangement. All that the gov
ernment has a"ny right to do, and
much more than that, for commerce
and manufactures, it does through the
agency of the regular departments.
The success of Mr. Frye's bill would
carry with it the creation of another
cabinet office, the establishment of a
lot of additional red tape, the appoint
ment of some scores or hundreds of
new chiefs of divisions and subordi
nates, and a big appropriation for the
use of these new dignitaries. It moves
directly away from the line of sim
plicity, reform and economy. It is
paternalistic, and therefore properly
Republican. It might be made a potent
instrument for the manipulation of
protected Interests, , and for fastening
more firmly upon the people the sys
tem of legalized robbery for their bene
fit. It has not a single public aspect
that can command honest praise. It
ought to be killed without question or
debate. But since we opened wide the
doors to this kind of exploitation by
establishing a department of agricul
ture, there is no telling where or when
the process will end.
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So vast has been the expansion of
corporate activities, sharing power with
the sovereign, either the nation or the
states or both, so intimately do these
activities come in touch with the every- J
day affairs of every citizen, sensibly or
without exciting consciousness, that
their movements, their successes or
their failures, their capitalization and
the values of their stocks and bonds
become matters of interest to all, and
not alone to those who have invested
their means in them. Responsive to
the demand coming first from inves
tors, next from students and lastly
from a public gradually realizing the
importance of the information, there
have come many publications, rang
ing from dailies to monthlies, some of
them coadjutors of jobbers in stocks
and others more mindful of the ethics
of their work.
Among the latter is the Bond Record,
which adds to its statistical purpose,
indicated by that title, the wider scope
of "A Monthly Journal of Economics."
The current number is replete in its
information. In the Record division of
"Quotations and Statistics" one finds
a statement of government finances,
while the bond and stock record covers
governments, bank and railway stocks
and bonds, the group of industrials
and others. The preliminary reports
of the business of corporations, with
comparisons with former years; the
earnings and notes on the reorganiza
tions of those which have met bank
ruptcy, are data given in this division.
Here the investor may find all the
information as to capitalization, mar
ket values, earnings, while the student
will find ample material for his investi
gations into the marvelous expansion
of individual into corporate activity.
The industrial group is especially in
The conjunction of a "journal of
economics" with a record of financial
transactions is a happy and fortunate
one. Sound finance, whether of in
dividuals, corporations or governments,
is only possible when conducted in
obedience to established economic laws,
which are the same for all. No
government or corporation is so great
and powerful that it can defy them,
and no business so insignificant that it
can escape them. The spirit of this
division of the Record is indicated by
the motto on the cover, "Prove all
things." The opening article is by a
man who applies the motto rigorously.
Prof. Sumner never accepts unproved
assertions. A timely article from his
able pen is that under the caption "The
Treasury as a Bank of Issue and a i
Silver Warehouse." "Can a treasury j
float a note circulation in any manner I
analogous to the question of a bank j
of issue?" is the question he asks, and
answers in the negative. The whole
article should be studied by those who j
regard the greenback with reverence. |
A gold resf.rve that is not to be used is j
of no use. It is useless if not needed !
to meet redemptions. Its main value
when used is as an indication that j
there is an overissue of paper. Ef
forts to protect the reserve but in- I
crease the demand for redemption; it I
is an admission of impaired credit,
making creditors anxious to realize.
"To reinforce the reserve without go
ing on with the necessary remedial
measures is simply to encounter a re
currence of the same difficulties under
the same conditions." The treasury
differs from a bank of issue funda
mentally. It has no debts to call in
when its reserve is impaired. It can
only . get gold by borrowing, for the
conditions that impair the reserve stop
gold payments for taxes. The bank
has its loans as a reserve; its opera
tions are natural, money ebbs and
flows in deposits and loans as demand
rises and falls.
"A General Survey" of the financial
situation is contributed by George
R. Gibson, in which he sees
forces at work, set in motion
by the conditions created by mis
chievous legislation, which are work
ing in our favor. The "outlawry" of j
silver reacted in starting a hunt for
gold that has resulted in an output of I
gold that is a third greater than when, j
in the fifties, a gold glut was appre
hended and its demonetization dis- i
cussed. The money markets abroad,
the accumulations of gold, Indicate that j
the point of saturation is reached, and
that a reaction is imminent. Albert \
Bushnell Hart discusses ' "Boundary
Commissions and Controversies" in our |
history, and William Griffith continues ]
his exhaustive ' investigation of
"Anthracite Coal." Mr. Cronise, the
consulting engineer of the Record, has
a very complete article on the history
and condition of the Erie Railway, il
lustrated, as is the article on coal, with
maps and diagrams. The value of
such a publication, both for current ;
information and for future reference, is I
very great. - „ '
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! The extension of the civil service re
form in the department of agriculture
has been rivaled only by that in the j
government printing office during this
administration; and that in the num
ber brought within the scope of the re- j
form more than in the completeness i
of exemption from non-competitive ap
pointment. When Secretary Morton
took charge of his department on
March 3, 1893, there were 2,497 employes
of all grades in it. Of these 698 were on
the classified list, from which number
92, either excepted from com-,
petitive examination or subject to non
competitive examination, are to be de
ducted, leaving the number fully under
the law 606, or 25 per cent.
The number of employes has been
reduced to 2,019, largely through the j
attempt to abolish the seed distribution
humbug and the lopping; off of sine
cures for political favorites. Of these
1,489 are in the classified service, an
Increase of 145 per cent. 'But four of
these arc excepted from competitive
examination, the remaining 530 not in
the classified service being laborers,
workmen, and charwomen. Where,
prior to Secretary Morton's incum
bency, but 25 per cent of the employes
were subject to competitive examina
tions for appointment or promotion,
now all but about 25 ,per cent are so
subject, and these are' of a class of no
value to the place hunters or the poli
ticians. - • . -j £f { ,yy -
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Questioning: the* Responsibility ; of
Minnesota's Presidential Candi
date, ft! 3
New York Sun. '<•>'■ ". •''
Tim Burns is sergeant-at-arms for the Re
publican national commttlee. - A subcommit
tee of the national body., and Tim had been
in St. Louis making final arrangements for
the wigwam in which ! the convention is to
be held. One of the subcommittee related
as follows at the Fifth Avenue hotel last
night an experience of Tim in the ' Southern
hotel, which is to be • the headquarters of
many of the Republican presidential candi
dates : : i
Hotel Clerk— Mr. Burns, I have received a
telegram signed "C. K. Davis," asking that
a suite be set aside for him. Is he a re
sponsible person?
Tim— Who?
Hotel Clerk— C. K. Davis. Do y' know him?
Is he responsible?
Tim— Who did you say?
Hotel Clerk— C. K. Davis, I tell you. Is
he straight?
Tim— Why, you thundering chump. C. K.
Davis is Senator Cushman K. Davis. Minne
sota s candidate for the presidency. Is he
responsible? Well, he owns half of Minne
sota, and if he lives long enough will have
a mortgage on the other half.
Hotel Clerk— For the Lord's sake, don't
let this out, will you?
Mr. Burns didn't let it out. but one of
the subcommittee did.
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He's Small but Good.
New. York Sun.
The admirers of eloquence and of the Hon.
William Henry Eustis, of Minneapolis, see
with grief that he is the favorite candidate
of the Minneapolis committee of one hundred
for governor. Committees of 100 or 500 or
25 are often composed of very desira
ble persons, whose names look well on the
back of checks and in other important places,
but in actual political force they usually count
about as much as a carload of mummies would
or a wax works show. Mr. Eustis has gifts
of speech, and his spirited performance of
the difficult part of the Fire King at the ice
"carnival" showed that he is a genius of
much fervor and intensity. He deserves
better than to fall into the hands of a com
mittee of one hundred. He is small but good,
as the guide books say of some of the hotels.

There Will Be Another Straddle.
Philadelphia Telegraph (Rep.).
There is not a hopeful outlook for the pre
sentation of a sound financial platform by the
St. Louis convention. That body will be di
vided into as many parts. as there are aspirants
for the nominations, but as all the former are j
straddling the financial question, there Is rea
son to fear that the convention Itself may sim
ilarly straddle it. Their combined Influence Is
likely to be used to secure a currency plank in
harmony with their attitude towards It. Be
hind them stand the powerful phalanx of
bosses, always ready to trade and dicker for
votes. They will use their influence to have
such a financial resolution adopted as will of
fend no Republican, and, if possible, satisfy all
Republicans. • ; y-i;
Better Honestly.. Than Knowingly
Milwaukee Sentinel. '<)
Representative Hall, of Missouri, would
interest the country -if he gave the names
of those eight silver < senators who "say that
they believe the free and unlimited coinage I
of silver at 16 to I would- mean national
bankruptcy and ruin." .Jt. is probable that
Mr. Hall's opinion is correct, probable that |
at least eight of . the sliver senators have
sense enough to see the unwisdom of the
policy for which, in season and out of sea
son, they are struggling. If. their hypocrisy
were exposed they, might be succeeded in |
the senate by men who are foolish enough i
to believe in a measure for which these
eight senators fight without believing in it.
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Aslc Them Something: "Easy.
New Ulm News.
A Pittsburg dispatch of the 3d says: "The
wire nail manufacturers' association has ad
dressed a circular letter to the jobbing
trade, giving notice of another advance of J
prices 15 cents per 100 weight. This will j
change the base rate from $2.25 to $2.40 per
100 weight, which Is the highest price asked
for wire nails in many years. Only a year I
or so ago the base price was 85 cents." Will |
the high protectionist explain how nails have
advanced in price under a low tariff, while
the price declined to the lowest point under !
the McKinley tariff, the highest ever known?
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Editor Feels Snubbed.
Martin County Sentinel.
. If George Thompson had shown himself at
the meeting of the state editorial association, j
his chances for being elected a delegate at
large to St. Louis would be much better j
than they are at the present moment. A J
cat can look at a king, and the country quill
drivers once in a while like to experience that
awe-full feeling that comes over them when
they enter the august presence of those
mighty, intellects of the metropolitan press.
Why, O why did you scorn us, Georgie, dear?
dear?— County Sentinel.
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Particularly the Senate.
New York Evening Post
Senator Smith blurted out the truth In the |
right place when he said yesterday that "the
people throughout the country are disgusted j
with congress in general . and the senate in :
particular." The New Jersey senator, is cer
tainly entitled to speak with authority on the !
senate as an object of disgust, as being him
self quorum pars magna. But it is an un
exampled thing for any senator to rise and
assert that "the mere fact that we are in
session is a menace to the revival of business
and the return of prosperity." .
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"Let's see. a clock is supposed to run fas
ter in winter than in summer, isn't it?"
— days are shorter, you know!"— Ex- j
change, j . ;j -j
More Rapid.— "By the way," asked Battle !
and Murder, "what has become of the pale j
horse?" Death grinned an osseous grin. "I |
am using the trolley cars now."— Cincinnati i
Enquirer. . . yr
The Mark-Down. — "Man." she bitterly ex- |
claimed, "is dominated by the almighty dol- ;
lar." "And woman," 3he rejoined, with j
spirit, "by the almighty ninety-nine cents."
— Detroit Tribune. .** ' Bo f - > '.
<t - ;
She How old would you say I was? He — I
Urn- I should say you were old enough
to know better than "to think I would answer •
a question like that.— Fun. ;
"Did you marry me. for love, Harry?"
"What makes you doubt it?"
"Well, you see, It might have been merely '
because you needed protection from other ;
women." Chicago Record.
Ralph— father is going over on the
same steamer with me. I think I'll wait till
we get half way over before I ask him for j
your hand.
Helen— Oh, you needn't. wait. You will find
him half seas over any afternoon at the club. —
Exchange. ' •■' *'
"What is the reason those stockings of !
mine are not darned?" asked the Emancipated [
Woman, as she started down town.
"I beg your pardon, dear," said the New •
Husband, apologetically, "but I burned my !
fingers so badly ironing your shirts that I
cannot hold a darning needle." — New York
At a Hotel. — Guest (to waiter)— "l can't eat
this soup!" Waiter takes it away and brings j
another kind of soup. Guest— can't eat j
this soup!" Waiter, angrily, but silently, for '
the third time brings another kind. Guest j
(again)— "l can't eat this soup." Waiter, fur
ious, calls the hotel proprietor. Proprietor
(to guest)— can't you eat this soup?"
Guest (quietly)— I have no spoon!"—
Texas Sittings. ; ;_ ." '
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Jinks— I pleased- >a pretty woman by
telling her that a certain red-faced, snub
nosed, baldheaded mortal looked like her.
Winks— out! i«> ■ - -
. Jinks— The red-faced, '9 snub-nosed, * bald
headed mortal was iher*rfflrst baby.— Toronto
Rural Cannadian. ,-, >, B
"I have here one"divqrce notice and one
marriage announcement,", said the editor's as- ;
sistant. "What caption "shall I put over
them?" r " ;*■-..
"Run them together and" head them 'Brakes I
and Couplings." " renllcd the editor, who once j
had charge of the railway department.— Judge. J
An English farce by Robert Buchanan and
C. Marlowe entitled "The Strange Adventures
of Miss Brown," was presented for the first
time in this city at the Metropolitan opera
house last night Additional interest attached
to the presentation, Inasmuch as It served to
introduce Eddie Foy as a star in a new line
of work.
According to all reports, the farce has scored
a hit in England, and also met with success in
New York city. It is somewhat on the order of
"Charley's Aunt," in so far as the principal
character, Capt. Courtenay, in this case mas
querades through most of the play in female
attire. The similarity between the two farces
ends here, however, the plot being entirely
different. m
It is not difficult to conceive that a company
of players specially adapted .to present this
laughable absurdity might make a box office
success of it. Perhaps the company that ap
peared at the Metropolitan last night may ac
complish this in time, but at present there is
a lack of the smoothness and spontaneity that
are so essential to the effectual presentation
of farcical creations. Mr. Foy himself is far
from being at home in the character of Capt.
Courtenay— afterwards Miss Brown. Natural
ly, he is funny, for there is a laugh in every
line of his countenance, but it is evident that
his assumption of the role is so recent that he
has not yet formed any definite notions as to
the most effective style of playing it.
It cannot be denied, however, that the farce
Is replete with the most ludicrous and laugh
able situations, some of which come near
o'erste-pping "the modesty of nature"— is
to say, they are a trifle suggestive. In what
respect can be imagined, Inasmuch as Miss
Brown finds "himself" housed in an academy
for young girls, under the supposition that he
is one of them.
The cast Includes Harry Brown, C. J. Bur
rldge, James E. Sullivan, George Gaston, Effle
Dinsmore, Lizzie Morgan, Miss Page Newcomb
and Lizzie Conway.
• * *
"The 20th Century Girl" which began a
week's engagement at the Grand opera house
last night under the direction of Frederick
Hallen, is a most entertaining compound.
The most captious spectator could not deny
this virtue to the burlesque In the face of
the shouts of laughter and the vociferous and
frequent applause with which the performance
was greeted by an audience that filled the
Grand to overflowing. "The Twentieth Cen
tury Girl" is designated on the programme
as "a lyrical novelty in two acts." It is the
joint work of Sydney Rosenfeld, the prolific
librettist of American burlesque, and Lud
wig Englander, who has contributed as his
share of the labor a pleasing sufficiency of
tuneful and spirited music. As the title of
the production indicates it is a travesty on
that fin de siecle creature, the new woman.
For the purpose of emphasizing the mannish
ness of the new woman, the author has in
troduced a character known as "The Boy
Spinster," thus affording numerous oppor
tunities for amusing contrasts between the
masculine woman and the effeminate man.
The success of the performance is largely
due as it must be in all creations of this
character, to the clever aggregation of en
tertainers composing the company. Mr. Hal
len has displayed commendable sagacity in
selecting such tried and competent performers
as Gus Williams, John T. Kelly, William
Cameron and Miss Molly Fuller, who, of
course, plays the title role. The plot of
"The 20th Century Girl" matters not; it is
sufficient that the incidents are laughable,
the action always brisk, the dialogue terse
and spicy, and the specialties exceptionally
bright, and many of them novel. Of the
two acts, the second is the livelier. It lasts
nearly an hour and a half, and is literally
crowded with laughable situations and clever
specialties that receive encore unon encore.
Miss Molly Fuller wears beautiful bloomer
costumes, and sings new and witty songs
SUS. 8 new woman *»*» her bloomers.
Gus Williams entertains the people with the
best of his perennially pleasing specialties,
and sings some of his recent songs, while the
audience could not laugh too much or too
long at John T. Kelly's Hibernian diversions
and inimitable brogue. The wildest enthusi
tr^rA eV °£ ed the dancing specialty con
tributed by Mr. Cameron, the "boy spinster,"
and Miss Georgia Hawley, who furnished an
amusing travesty of a bloomer clad principal
of a female seminary. . v
The burlesque is handsomely costumed, and
the chorus sings unusually well.
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Moneys the -Matter With Hanna.
Washington Post.
matffiVi E^ A c f r ewly S 8 ° m aJo h, a n^i h hed c
tag Republican organ i,i Mr Allisons s S e ~
speaking in the interest of Mr. \ ison's ores'
idential candidacy, made compia im of the"
way in which Hanna was using his pocket
book to boost the McKinley boom The war
fw bp kB ° U i in . the West has spread to The
East, Pennsylvania, the bailiwick of Quay
Joins lowa, the Allison bailiwick, In howling
at Hanna. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls th!
atention of Mark Hanna to the fact that "his
political methods are resented!" The Inqul
er makes th point blank charge, "that Mr
Hanna has been invading various states and
ers ,n 3S^f "h 0 " S , ° f 9S great manufactur
ers in aid of his favorite. It is within the
absolute knowledge of the Inquirer that hi
Ne"w Yofk a ° n /v ,eCt / Unds m Pennsylvania"
r«e-ft York and New Jersey.
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Just Minding Our Business.
Boston Herald.
This nation has been free from a European
war-the only possibility of war that anybody
deems worth oonsidering-for eighty years.
How has she been saved from this? Not by
battleships and navies, but by minding our
own business, interfering with no other na
tions, and affording none of them an excuse
or a desire to attack us. We have grown
into unexampled greatness under this policy
and have been able to devote the money that
nations less fortunately situated have been
compelled to divert to soldiers and armaments
to a more beneficent purpose. Our logic under
those conditions is to continue in that pol
icy. Mischievous or foolish people are ursine
us now to depart from it.
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They Want Protection.
New York Times.
But how could the American producers of
silver be helped by a tariff duty of even 1 000
per cent on foreign silver? They would de
rive about as much benefit from it as our
wheat growers would obtain from a similar
duty on foreign wheat. What the silver Re
publicans want is protection that protects,
that is to say, protection that will increase
the selling price of their product. Even a
prohibitory tariff duty would not have that
effect, because this country produces much
more silver than it consumes.
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A Time to- Speak: Out.
Milwaukee Sentinel.
Republicans who believe the time has come
for the adoption of an "honest and outspoken
financial plank in their platforms will read
the proceedings of the Ohio state convention,
held yesterday, with disappointment, if not,
indeed, with chagrin. It is the same old make
shift of the politicians which has done duty
so many times: designed, of course, to catch
the votes of the silver states, and. at the
same time, hold the votes of states, like Wis
consin, which demand that the basis of i
money in the United States shall be the basis
on which the business of the commercial j
world is transacted, allowing at the same time !
the" largest possible use of sliver consistent
with the maintenance of the gold standard.
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Truthful Now, hut After St. . Louis.
Chicago Chronicle.
It is fortunate that these great journals are
so frank in describing the characteristics of
the faction in the Republican party opposed
to each. The proposition of one is that the
agents of McKinley are going up and down
the land bribing Republicans to vote for him
ln the national convention. The assertion of
the other appears to be that the foes of Mc-
Kinley are going up and down the land doing
precisely the same thing. From each point
of view the Republican politician is described
to be purely venal, to be absolutely purchas
able. Probably both newspapers are correct,
and the man who bids high, with money or
with offices, will carry the convention.
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Why Mention Democrats?
Chicago Tribune.
Do the trimming, offlceseeklng Republican
and Democratic demagogues in congress really
think it is "good politics" to discharge their
duties to their country In the trifling, good
for-nothing, dangerous way which has char
acterized them since Dec. 6 last?
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.Where McKinley Gets the Boodle.
Atlanta Journal.... : --
There is no doubt that McKinley's agents
and strikers are lavishly supplied with money
to be used in capturing and fixing delegates
for him. There is also no doubt that this
ninney comes from interests which hope for
heavier protection bounties under the McKin
ley regime. Mr. McKinley is a poor man, but
he represents in a more pronounced degree
than any other candidate for the Republican
leadership the doctrine of high tariff, and the
interosts which would be favored by that
policy can afford to contribute immensely to
secure the nomination and election of an ex
treme protectionist.
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But There Was Enongh Left of the
Check to Make It Legible.
San Francisco Bulletin.
Many curious stories have been told
concerning bank checks. Some of
these relate to the largest drawn and
others to the smallest. One of the
largest checks ever drawn in this city
was at the time that the capital of
the Nevada bank was Increased from
$5,000,000 to $10,000,000. This check
was by Flood & O'Brien for $5,000,000.
As to the extreme, checks have been
drawn to the value of a single cent.
Other stories relate to the circuit made
by checks before they are finally tak
en up and destroyed. Some of these
migrations have covered different
states hundreds of miles. In these
journeys checks have gone over
ground several times. Checks are
wonderful money savers— that is, they
save the handling of vast sums of
money every day. They also serve
to minimize the loss of money from
mistakes, thefts or other causes.
But one of the greatest curiosities in
the check line has just come to light
in this city. A lady brought it to the
Bank of California to be cashed. It
was in a paper box, and had to be
handled very carefully, for it was in
two pieces, and both were burned to
a crisp. There was not a decipherable
word on either piece. The lady said
the bits of crisp paper represented a
check for $125, which she had received
in a letter. The check, she said, was
drawn by the National bank of D. O.
Mills, of Sacramento. She had re
moved the letter from the envelope
and thrown the envelope on some live
coals in the grate. Upon reading the
letter she found a reference to an in
cisure of a check for the sum named,
and turned to the fire in the grate with
sore disappointment. The fire had
done its work. The crisp paper lay
|on the coals. She carefully removed
the same, placed it in a box and hur
ried to the Bank of California to get
the money before the pieces were fur
ther crumbled.
After listening to the story the offi
cers of the bank made a careful ex
amination of the burnt paper, and by
the aid of powerful glasses they were
able to make out portions of words
from the pen Impressions made on the
paper. There were enough of these
lines left to show that "Ella" had been
written, and part of the word "hun
dred" was also made out, with two
or three letters of the name of the
bank. These discoveries correspond
ed with the story of the lady, and
the bank officers then communicated
the circumstances to the National
Bank of D. O. Mills & Co., of Sacra
mento, and asked for a duplicate
check in behalf of the lady. This was
forwarded, and the money was paid.
The circumstances disproved the
charge about the curiosity of women.
Had. there been more curiosity about
the inclosure of the envelope the trou
ble would have been avoided. The
practical application of the story is,
to be careful that what you throw
into the fire has no further value for
A Plausible Prediction.
St. Louis Republic.
Gold Is like anything else on which men
place an exchange value. A small surplus
supply can sometimes make a big break in
valuation. Once the cheapening process sets
In, nobody cares to hold the commodity long.
There is more profit in selling than in buy
ing. The effect on American politics may be
sufficient to keep in power for twenty years
the party which inaugurates the next presi
dent. On a steadily rising commodity market,
especially if attended by a general rise in the
wage market, business will seem highly pros
perous. Trade will be bolder. Enterprises
will be undertaken with confidence. Land
values will rise rapidly.
Like the Globe a 'Winner.
Stillwater Gazette.
The whist department of the Globe, so
ably edited by George L. Bunn, is proving
quite a feature. The Sunday edition contained
a long and interesting article relative to the
leads from long or short suits, the hitter be
ing agitated by a writer in the New York
Sun, which brings forth the statement from
Mr. Bunn that the last two Issues of the
Sun's whist columns contained statistics to
burn— and that's all they are good for. Mr.
Bunn shows by the contests played by the St.
Paul team against Boston, Chicago and Fer
gus Falls that the low lead from the long
suit is beyond question the winner, ln four
cases, out of five.
One of the Rock-Ribbed.
Boston Herald.
The anouncement that Playwright Hoyt is
about to renounce the Democracy and join
the Republicans is probably an Invention of
some rival showman. Playwright Hoyt's po
litical convictions are fixed and immovable.
They are the same in victory and in defeat,
in sunshine and in storm. The insinuation
that he • is about to rat the ■ Democratic ship
and to engage a passage in the Republican
ark is as improbable as an allegation that
he 's going to forsake comedy for tragedy
or melodrama for grand opera. It isn't in
him. But Playwright Hoyt is going to keep
himself in evidence. Perhops this story is in
tended for a Texas steer.
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Senator Palmer Pithy as Usual.
Springfield Republican.
Senator Palmer, of Illinois," is quoted as
saying that the present congress finds it an
easy matter to attend to the affairs of other
nations, but has shown itself incompetent to
deal with our own pressing needs. Such mat
ters as the deficiency in the revenue and the
currency question are beyond the power of
senate and house to handle, but they can
settle the concerns of other nations with neat
ness and dispatch. We commend these re-'
marks to the careful consideration of members
of both houses, for they 'express the conclusion
to which the people have come.
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Filigree's Campaign in Michigan.
Springfield Republican.
Mayor Pingree, of Detroit, is clearly a man
with a message which the people want to hear.
He has been making a politico-lecturing trip
through Michigan as a candidate for the
gubernatorial nomination, and it became from
the start a triumphal procession, with large
crowds to listen every time he opened his
mouth. He has been greeted everywhere with
the utmost enthusiasm. His strong point ap
pears to be that he cannot only talk anti
monopoly like any politician, but can. unlike
most of them, put his words into deeds when
he gets the chance. The old crowd of Repub
licans in Michigan are afraid that they cannot
head him off.
Penny a Day for Soldiers. ~ ~
London Daily News.
We stated the other day the small amount
of pay received by officers of the Italian army.
Our Florence correspondent adds that the pay
of the private amounts to only one penny per
day. Besides this, the soldiers are supplied
with their rations, which consist of half a kilo
of bread, half a pound of meat and one pound
of pasta (macaroni) per diem. Coffee is also
given them in the morning, and after deduct
ing the price of the rations one penny only is
what remains of their day's pay. !
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A Desperate Flirtation.
Baltimore Sun., .
There are, of course, some Democrats who
are free silverites without being protection
ists, and so, too, there are some Republi
cans who are protectionists without being
free silverites. Yet free silver is constantly
cuddling up closer to protectionism, and the
more radical the Republican protectionist is
the more certain we are to find him carry
ing on a desperate flirtation with the free
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Tariff Debate a Possibility In the
House— Week*- Forecast for
WASHINGTON, March 15.— indi
cations are that the Cuban question
and the Dupont election case will con
tinue to claim the greater share of the
attention of the senate during: the pres
ent week, though other matters will
be undoubtedly considered at different
times. An agreement was reached two
weeks ago, before the Dupont case was
taken up, that the bill for the settle
ment of the accounts between the
United States and the state of Arkan
sas should be made the unfinished
business for tomorrow. If this agree
ment is observed, it will, for the tlmo
at least, displace the Dupont debate.
There is also an understanding that,
in case it is made apparent that the
Cuban matter can be speedily disposed
of, the managers for Mr. Dupont will
not stand in the way.
Senator Sherman Is exceedingly de
sirous of getting the Cuban resolutions
out of the way at the earliest prac
ticable time, and will press considera
tion. The senators who are opposing
the consideration are, however, not in
clined to fall in with this design, and
there is now no prospect of an imme
diate vote on the conference report. It
is intimated that the president is likely
to send a message to the senate on the
Cuban question in response to Senator
Hoar's resolution of inquiry, and if he
should do so, it unquestionably -will
have influence either in retarding or
expediting final consideration of the
question in the senate.
Senator Lodge will be heard tomor
row on the immigration bill, and Sen
ator Pugh on tariff and silver. Sen
ator Morgan probably will make the
next speech on the Cuban question, in
reply to Senators Hale, Hill and Hoar
and Senator Chandler will lead off the
debate in the Dupont case when ita
consideration is resumed.
A' variety of matters make up the
programme for the week in the house.
Tomorrow is committee suspension day
under the rules, and several' bills will
probably be called up and acted upon
among them the Oklahoma homestead
bill. The bill for the reform of the
administrative features of the tariff
law, which has been carefully formu
lated as a result of extensive hearings
before the ways and means committee,
will be brought forward on Tuesday.
As the administration of the custom
laws is largely a technical matter, con
cerning which there is little general in
formation, the bill probably will be
passed in a day unless a general tariff
discussion is precipitated. This is not
at all unlikely, in view of the political
activity in the country. The naval ap
propriation bill will follow. The whole
question of the expediency of adding
to the new navy is involved in this bill,
and its possibilities as a .subject for
debate are very wide. It is not be
lieved that it can be disposed of t:.is
week, but if, by chance, it should, the
report of the elections committee in
favor of unseating Mr. Boatner from
the Fifth Louisiana district will be
called up.
Committee Wants Congress to Make
It Legal.
WASHINGTON, March 15.—Repre
sentative Charles W. Stone, of Penn
sylvania, chairman of the committee on
coinage, weights and measures, tomor
row will submit to the house the unani
mous report of the committee in favor
of the adoption by the government of
the metric, system of weights and
measures. The committee recommends
that the system be put into exclusive
use in the departments of the govern
ment at such a future date as will al
low adequate preparation for the
change, and at the end of a fixed time
thereafter be recognized as the only
legal system for general use. For its
beginning in the operations of the gov
ernment the Ist of July, 189S, the begin
ning of the fiscal year, is named; and
for its adoption for use in the nation at
large the beginning of the twentieth
century, Jan. 1, 1901.
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They AVaut Some of the Ham.
New York Evening Post.
Nor will it do to misrepresent the position ol
the noble sixteen. This is not. as the Trib
une affirms, that they are in favor of protec
tion and free silver, but that they are in favor
of free silver as an essential part of protection.
In other words, they want to go back to th«
pure Republican doctrine of ISOO, when tha
obligation to do something for the silver
miners was just as clearly admitted as that to
give the manufacturers what they demanded.
All Should Aid.
Anoka Union.
The rest of the state should help St. Paul in
every way, in entertaining the old veterans
in September. Every citizen of Minnesota
should have pride in making the encampment
an unqualified success.
AVIII the Shoes Pit?
Wells Advocate.
George W. Summervllle. of Sleepy Eye.
would like to fill J. T. MeCleary's shoes
and is a candidate for congress, lie is said*
to be a good man, but he will have to work
more than nine hours a day to retire Mo
C leary.
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Statesman, .Not a Trimmer.
Judge Turner should by all means oppost
ex-Speaker Crisp for the Georgia senatorshlp
Turner Is one of the ablest men in the coun
try. His elevation to the senate would bring
to that body a quality of brains in which it
is sadly lacking. Besides, Georgia needs Just
such a campaign of education on the money
question .as Turner, better than any other
Georgian, could make. y ...
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Regius to Show Its Teeth.
Chicago Tribune.
' It may be awkward to read out of the Re
publican party everybody who is at this tim«
doubtful of the wisdom of nominating Mo-
Klnley. There are a good many of them.
They may be missed election day.
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