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THE DAILY GLOBE IS PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT NEWSPAPER ROW, COR. FOURTH AND MINNESOTA STS. Address all communications and make all remittances payable to THH GLOBE CO., St. Paul, Minn. Complete files of the Globe always kept on band for reference. TODAY'S WEATHER. WASHINGTON, June I.— Forecast for today: Minnesota— Rain; northeasterly winds. Wisconsin— Rain ; warmer; southeasterly winds. The Dakotas— Rain; clearing Wednesday aft ernoon; northerly winds. Montana— Fair; northeasterly winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. United States Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Washington, June 1, 6:48 p. m. Local Time. 8 p. m. 75th Meridian Time.— Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Place. Tern. | Place. Tern. St. Paul 46|Qu'Appelle 50 Duluth 42jMinnedosa 54 Huron 42i\\'innipeg 58 Bismarck 40 Williston 40|Boston 54-60 Havre 48 1 Cheyenne 60-62 Helena f»o; Chicago 46-46 Edmonton 56 Cincinnati 68-70 Battleford 6t>:Montreal 40-46 Prince Albert 64 ! New Orleans .. ..80-90 Calgary 46 New York 54-58 Medicine Hat 48 1 Pittsburg 56-62 Swift Current 40' ___ DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 30.10; mean temperature, 44; relative humidity, 80: wind, east; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature, 51; minimum temperature. 36: daily range, 15. RIVER AT 8 A. M. Gauge Danger Height of Reading. Line. Water. Change St. Paul 14 5.2 —0.1 La Crosse 10 6.7 —0.4 Davenport 15 5.8 St. Louis 30 15.0 — Fall. Not. I—Barometer1 — Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. ONLY SKIN DEEP. Beauty and party professions of high motives are alike in being too often but skin deep. They are usually con cessions graciously allowed admission to platforms by the managers out of polite deference to the better sentiment of the members of the party, but with out serious intent to have them serve as more than glittering generalities, dress parade affairs, Sunday clothes, society's smirk or any other of those numerous things that are put on for occasion and taken off when the oc casion is passed. Among the many frills of this sort that the Republican party has been adorning its platform with for many years has been its pro testation of love for and devotion to the reform of the civil service of the country, national as well as that of the minor divisions. It never intended anything serious should come out of it, and when, ln the seventies, it had in cautiously allowed a tentative measure to pass congress and Grant indiscreetly put men like Eaton and Curtis on it and the politicians found that these men were really reforming, they promptly cut off the supplies and dis missed the commissioners. Lashed into repentance by the elec tions of 18S2 they reinstated the law and since then have given it perfunc tory support, but when the dynasty changed and a Democratic president came in who was something of a re former himself, and exercised the power of extension imprudently allowed the executive, the pent up feelings burst forth in fierce denunciation. When he was succeeded by one of their own faith, a man who had dallied with the reform and said fine things about it, the storm broke out afresh and a vast and clamorous horde poured into Wash ington from all directions with bitter words of denunciation on their tongues and strenuous demands for a reform that would let them at the trough. A senate committee is "investigating" the departments to find a place to put the dynamite in. A commissioner of pensions is sweeping the Democrats out of his bureau and restoring "old soldiers" who were dismissed even by lv?publican commissioners for ineffi ciency. Rumors fly daily over the wires of revocations of Cleveland's orders. The president's room is thronged daily by congressmen with hungry constituents, urging the removal of bars. The librarian of the congress is given sixty assistants to aid him in his intricate work in the new library, and senators and repre sentatives besiege him, begging, de manding, threatening, informing him that it makes no difference whether their applicants know anything about books and classifications or not; what is wanted for them is a place on the salary rolls. Mr. Castle, who is home for a few days, tells how fierce is the struggle, how tremendous the pressure. In his office he has twenty-three places not included in the classified lists, laborers' berths requiring only manual strength. "I have been approached by a small army of people, applicants for these places. My office is filled from morn ing to night with congressmen and senators soliciting this and that small job for their friends. You would be surprised when I tell you that one charwoman, whose salary Is $320 a year, had the indorsement of three senators." MT.Castle's experience in our postoffice has made his regard for the reform more than skin deep, and it will suffer no harm at his hands; but this rush and crush in his office are but typi cal of the furious hunger in all. But it will all serve no other purpose than to illustrate the shallowness of Repub lican solicitude for exemption of the civil service from their spoilsmen. The very pressure brought to bear upon the president for the few places left un classified, the angry roar of the baffled hcrde at the orders that keep them . C>utside the coveted shelter, emphasize the value of the established reform and the inevitable result of the slight est modification. The president dare not reverse the movement if he would, end we do not- believe he would, for Ihe first step would precipitate upon Jiim .such a nerve-rasping, importunate. Inconsiderate torrent of place-hunters that his life would not be worth six months' purchase. All the same the outburst that has followed the change of administration indlcaU_s the real animus of the politicians of that party, and reveals what they would do if they dared. .mm*~ IT IS A DILEMMA. The dilemma in which Mr. McKinley is said to And himself with regard to the recognition of Cuban belligerency is one which was pointed out ln these columns long ago, and insisted upon in congress by all the members who were capable of discussing this question sanely. It is that there is nothing to recognize except on paper. The war in Cuba has degenerated into a strug gle between skirmishing bands of guer rillas on either side. Such of the Span ish forces as have escaped the ravages of fever are engaged in turning the cities that they hold into convict camps, where the peaceful people who have been driven into them may starve with certainty and dispatch. There are many who do not take the field, but follow the plan of the Cubans them selves of making dashes into the coun try wherever they learn that a few insurgents are collected, dispersing them and returning to headquarters. The patriot forces have their fastnesses in the mountains, and they do not at tempt any general engagements, but simply fall upon and harass the Span iards wherever they may be, making a sure and quick retreat. They do not have anything that could be called a government, because there is no au thority, nor any of the machinery of authority, in the whole island of Cuba outside of the military lines^ The Globe insisted upon it, during the whole course of this Cuban debate that has dragged itself out over a year, that "recognition" must be an empty and meaningless farce. There is no person to whom such recognition can be addressed officially, there is no government to take advantage of it, and such resolution, if passed, would not be worth waste paper. There is no reason to think, however, that it will pass, because Mr. Reed stands guard in the house to prevent it from reaching and embarrassing Mr. McKinley. In the white house, as in the halls of congress, we have seen or heard nothing yet that indicates a sincere and honest desire to help the people of Cuba that does not find its expression in buncombe orations or in resolutions of recognition that will give no help to the Cuban cause. Now, as from the beginning, the only human, pat riotic or even decent policy for this country was either to keep its hands oft" altogether or to send a naval ex pedition to Havana to establish the Cuban people in a government and in the enjoyment of rights of their own. Sooner or later, it all reduces itself to this, and neither Republicans nor Democrats, neither jingo nor advocate of peace-at-any-price, have ever been willing to make honest choice. It would serve- the administration right if it were to be brought face to face with this dilemma, however, for the Republi can party deliberately created it as an issue to make capital against the enemy. With the feeling that has been aroused in this country by a fuller understanding of Spanish atrocities in Cuba, Mr. McKinley will find the ques tion an unpleasant one, and one upon which action cannot be deferred for ever. INTERNATIONAL TIT FOR TAT. The individuals in any nation, at any time, who, when their enemy smites them on one cheek, turn the other to him for another blow, are never so many as to make such the average dis position of the people. So, as nations are but the average of their units, and their governments are but exponents of the average, none of them have at tained the degree of meekness enjoined by the founder of Christianity twenty centuries ago. Men, smitten on the cheek by an adversary, either strike back quick and hard or run away, and their governments do the same. When the legislation of one nation is direct ed against the people or the industries of another there is usually diligent search for some vulnerable point in the offender's system that a pin can be stuck into or a lance thrust given. This is human nature as it is and, for all the progress visible over a range of centuries, as it will be far away in the future. If our congress, when it passed the immigration bill which Mr. Cleveland so justifiably vetoed, thought that the Canadians, against whom it was espe cially directed, would submit placidly to the insult with Chinese docility, it has been disillusioned. If it is not de sirable that Canadians should come over the border, seeking employment and returning with their savings to the Dominion, it is very much more desir able, from the Canadian point of view, that gold and silver-seeking Yankees should not have access to the new fields of those metals in the mountains of British Columbia, to dig the precious ores and carry their acquired wealth back to the United States. So the legislature of that province made quick retort to the immigration bill with the passage of an act restricting the own ership of mines to citizens of the prov ince. This is similar ln motive and purpose to the alien land law of our own state that forbids any alien hold ing land and requiring him, where he has acquired it through an unpaid loan on mortgage, to get rid of it within a specified time under penalty of forfeit ure to the state. With this anti-alien disposition thus shown in our Immigration bills and acts and our alien land laws, the out burst of indignation at the self-same act of the Dominion province seems to us to be entirely unjustifiable. They are doing to us what we have done or purposed doing to them; applying the more human version of the golden rule by doing unto others what they have done unto us. There Is Indignation among the uitlanders in the Kootenai at this treatment; they talk protesting ly of their vested rights; of money in vested in mines under laws giving them security now removed, and there is some talk of representations having been made to our department of state asking its intercession. But, while we THE SAINT PAUC GLOBE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1897. admit that it is very irritating and foolish, and, in a broad view of human rights, utterly wrong, we cannot see that we, as a nation, are In position to make any protest that will not have the sniffle of hypocrisy. British Co lumbia justifies her exclusion act on the same ground that we do our Chi nese act, our immigration bills and acts and our alien land laws. If their act is wrongful, so are all of ours. We see no other alternative for the Ameri cans who have gone or may go to the Kootenai district after gold than to accept the Canadian terms and abjure their citizenship in the United States, becoming loyal subjects of her Bri tannic majesty. That is the condition we impose, and we should surely not refuse our own medicine. — __4^_. _ THE MONETARY STOCK. To the Editor of the Globe. Noting your article, under heading "Official Figures," in the issue of today, with letter of H. C. Freeman and your reply, you have not made your case stronger than ever, since you do not state the facts in the case, which are that the gold bullion coined in 1895, or any other year, does not give a true measure of so much additional money turned Into the channels of trade for monetary uses in the United States. The facts are, if you will take the pains to inquire of the mint, the coinage is over and over again the same gold, exported and im ported; and by noting the exports of gold from the United States, you will see our coins are exported largely, and only the bar gold is exported when the coin is not to be had; and on gold in bars a premium is charged by the government, making coin preferable to export. Little or no gold, in fact, finds its way in the channels of trade, and gold is drawn from the banks for export, as well as the United States treasury. If you will take the exports and imports of gold of the United States and strike a balance, you will see. The bare facts will stare you in the face, and show that gold has grown less and less year by year ever since 1893; and that, with tne mints closed to silver and it being exported, there has been no addition to the moneys of the United States since 1893, at the time of the repeal of the Sherman law, so-called, of IS9O. The only actual increase has been from the small amount of coinage from silver seigniorage. And, if you look still closer into this money question, you will find, or you can get the cold facts from the treasury department, that the national banks have taken up their bonds held by the government upon which issues of bil's were issued, and the bills have been canceled, thus contracting the currency more than ever, and their bonds were taken out of the hands of the government, as the high premium they canceled did not pay the banks and could make more money than with the money issued on them, for which they were deposited. The law allows only so many bills to be retired each month, and since Jan. 1, 1597, they have been withdrawn from circulation to their limit. This amount a.lowed to be retired each month is some $5,000,000 or more. You can get at the facts and give your read ers the benefit. Recol'ect, the balance of merchandise trade, as shown in our favor the last few months, does not show the enormous sums drained from the United States in pay ment of foreign investments in the United States, in interest, business investments, etc., and is far in excess of any probable increase of our moneys. The gold standard is affected by the supply and demand, same as it ap plies to all other commodities; and all forms of money kept on a parity with gold, and property being measured by it, it takes more of such properties to get our gold standard dollar the dearer it becomes. I shall be pleased to see your publication of this. —Samuel B. Thorp. Atlantic Highlands, N. J., May 31, 1837. We have no desire or intention to go at length at this time into a discus sion of the general financial question, which ground was covered thoroughly last year. Our correspondent evidently mistakes the purport of the article upon which he comments, supposing it to be an opening of the larger issue, whereas it was simply a reply to a I request for facts and a correction of a j single preposterous statement made originally, that all the mines of the world do not produce $50,000,000 per an num. We quoted this as a sample of the nonsense that floats around, and demolished it. Our correspondent is mistaken in as suming that the gold coinage is mostly the recoinage of old material. On the contrary, the report of the director of the mint shows that the recoinage of gold in the United States in 1893 was only $1,700,000, and in 1894, $1,288,000. While it is true that the larger part of our gold exports consists of old coin, the Imports are also mostly the same coin. It is not melted down and re coined every time it crosses the At lantic. It is, of course, true that the exports of gold from this country have been much larger than the imports ever since the agitation of the silver question became dangerous. This has nothing to do with the subject that we have been considering. The whole argument of our corre spondent seems to be directed to the total volume of money in circulation in the United States, since he complains that the Issue of bank bills is declin ing, and that "the only actual increase has been from the small amount of coinage from sliver seigniorage." It seems to be sufficient reply to this to say that, whereas the entire stock of money of the United States in 1877 was less than $1,000,000,000, it had grown, in 1896, to $2,346,000,000. This Is an extra ordinary rate of Increase, and the total volume last year was larger than in any other year except 1894 and 1895, and the difference between those years and 1896 is comparatively trifling. AT THE THEATERS. The most delightful success of the Giffen- Neill company's stay at the Metropolitan opera house has "The Amazons" proved to be. The comedy is built on entirely different lines from any play ever seen before. It waa a most novel idea in A. W. Pinero, the dis tinguished English dramatist, who wrote "The Amazons," to have the plot hinge mainly on the attempt of Lady Castlejordan to bring her charming daughters up as boys. A special Wednesday matinee of the play will be given today, beginning at 2:30. This company will give no performances in St Paul Thursday or Friday evenings. There fore, this extra afternoon performance will be given. • * • It is so long since St. Paul has been visited by a really good minstrel troupe that there will be a large house at the Metropolitan Thursday and Friday evenings to welcome Primrose and West, who come with an en tirely new bill and a new arrangement of features. The name alone is sufficient to guarantee that the entertainment will be good, because Primrose and West have never failed to please. The entertainment this year is based upon two flrst parts, one furnished by white negro minstrels and the second by colored performers, the two occurring to gether. In addition, there will be "The Van ishing Grenadiers," a new drill feature by W. H. West, and a number of special feat ures, brought out by the inimitable George Wilson ("Waltz Me Again"); William H. Windom, the phenomenal alto; Charles Kent, the eminent baritone; Arthur Williams, the operatic tenor; Frank Pitzker, the wonderful baritone; George Robinson, the lyric tenor; Ed Dickens, the finished basso-prof undo; John H. Davis, second tenor; Alex Cameron. Messrs. Howe, Wall, Walters and Jimmy Wall, the singing comedian. 'BEES DAY TO BUZZ KNIGHTS OP THE TENTED ORDER OF MACC-ÜBEdSS CONVENE TH'HI MORNING WITH THE (SISTER ORDERS. THEY WILL P»T IN SEVER Al- DAYS WITH *PA'_»te LODGE WORtK. PRIZE DRILILtoY «DEGREE TEAMS Will Be Toi.iirfifM Kriiniro of the EntertaintnenfFrogramnie for the Session The Knights of the Maccabees of Minnesota will pass one of the import ant points in their history today, when the second biennial state convention will be called to order at Central hall, at Sixth and Seventh streets. The order of the Maccabees has grown rapidly in Minnesota during the last two years, the membership having been nearly doubled. The total mem bership of the order in the United States at the present is over 300,000, the growth being faster, It is believed, than any other society of similar kind in the United States. The Maccabees have engaged head quarters at the Metropolitan hotel. The ladies of the Maccabees will take a conspicuous part in the entertainment of the guests, ' and a delegation from all the tents and hives will be present at the hotel at all times to welcome the incoming guests. The sessions this morning will be de voted to the reading of the reports of the state and subordinate officers, the addresses of welcome, etc. This evening the degree teams of the state will compete for honors. Subsequent to this portion of the programme, there will be a genuine Maccabee social session. The ladies of the Maccabees will also hold their convention today and this evening will confer degrees upon a large class. Thursday will be Minneapolis day for the delegates. During the afternoon, the weather permitting, there will be an excursion to Lake Harriet, and a concert by Watson's military band. Addresses will be delivered by Con gressman Aitkin, past supreme com mander of the order, and Mrs. Lillian M. -Hollister, supreme commander of the Ladies of the Maccabees. Supreme Record Keeper Boynton, of Port Huron, who was to have attended the ses sions, is detained at his home on account of illness. The special train from Duluth arrived yesterday afternoon with a large delegation of Maccabees from the head of the lakes. Owing to the weather last evening the excursion planned to Minneapolis was declared off, and the Minneapolis Knights entertained the visitors at the Metropolitan theater. Large delegations will arrive from the Southern and Northern part of the state this morning. A number of lowa Sir Knights are in the city, and a delegation from North Dakota will arrive today. The state officers who will occupy chairs at the opening of this morning's session will be: Past Commander M. S. Mead, of St. Paul. State Commander I. N. Chellew. of Duluth. Lieutenant Commander Alex Stewart, of Du luth. Record Keeper H. T. Schoolcraft, of Two Harbors. Finance Keeper B. M. Stone, ' of Barnum. Physician E. T. Gibson, M. D.. Minneapolis. Sergeant E. B. Dickenson, of Faribault Master-at-Arms Isaac Greengard, of Little Falls. Sentinel O. T. Ilson, Moorhead. Picket D. H. Stinson, Austin. The total representation at this morning's session will be ICO Sir Knights, representing the 2,000 Maccabees in the state. One of the most important matters to come up before the convention will be the election of two representatives to the convention of the supreme tent, which convenes in Port Huron, Mich., in July. There are also a number of changes in the constitution under discussion, and it is very necessary at this time to send men to represent the order in Minnesota. Men will be chosen who have the local interests of the order at heart. NEARLY TEN TONS Sold at the Second Session of the Dairy Board. The second sale of the Minnesota dairy board of trade was held yes terday afternoon. There was a good crowd present, including creamery men, commission men, and railroad repre sentatives. President Ames, of Litch field, presided, while Secretary Beck did the announcing and recording. Quo tations for butter on other markets were as follows: Chicago, 14% c, quiet, demand light; Elgin, 14% c; sales yesterday, 14@15c. New York, market firm at 15c; Phil adelphia, firm at 15@15%c, receipts light; Pittsburg, market weak at 35@ -15V 2 c. Offerings were made as follows: Man chester, 20 tubs; Fort Ridgely, 10 tubs; Freeport, 10 tubs; St. Joseph, 10 tubs; Glenville, 25 tubs; Cottage Grove, 13 tubs; Shakopee, 10 tubs; Adrian, 10 tubs; Webster, 40 tubs; Newport, 20 tubs; Rockford, 20 tubs; Garfield, 15 tubs; Goodhue, 25 tubs; Delano, 20 tubs; Richmond, 20 tubs; Redfleld, So tubs; Forest City, 30 tubs; Waverly, 50 tubs. Pitt, Barnum & Co., of New York, bid 13 cents on the entire board. Moody, of St. Paul, bid 13% on entire board. C. C. Emerson, of St. Paul, bid 13% on Glenville. A. H. Barber & Co., raised the bid on the balance of the board to 13%. Shakopee, 10 tubs, and Adrian, 10 tubs, were sold to Barber for 13%, equal to Monday's Elgin sale at 14, when the matter of freight Is con sidered. J. D. Stout & Co., bid 13% on Man chester, Delano, Forest City, Waverly, Rockford and Glenville. Barber raised the bid to 13% on Man chester and Glenville. Emerson raised Delano and Webster to 13%. The final sales were as follows: Ft Ridgely, 10 tubs, Barber & Co., 13%- Freeport, 10 tubs, Stout, 13%; Cot tage Grove, 13. Stout, 13%; Adrian, 10, Barber 13^; Webster, 40, Emerson. 13%; Rockford, 20, Stout, 13%; Good hue, 25, Barber, 13%; Delano, 10, Em erson 13%; Richmond, 20, Barber, 13%; Waverly, 20. Stout, 13%, Total pounds of butter sold, 11,280, pounds at prices ranging from 13% to 13%. There was a total of 24,180 pounds of butter offered, and 18,780 pounds sold at prices even higher than Chicago or New York. The success of the Minne sota diary board of 'trade seems as sured, the sale exceeding the expecta tions of every one connected with the board. Out of 403. tubs, offered 313 tubs were sold. The balance withdrawn by the agents of the creameries offering, because they had been instructed not to sell unless a certain price could be obtained. Every pound could have been sold: at 13% I. o.'.b. factory. That price ls all the market warrants, and freight considered is higher than either Chicago or New York. The di rectors met after the call and fixed the market at 13% for the week. June 15 has been fixed as the date of the prize butter contest. The judges have not yet been chosen, but it is intended to have'; two Eastern experts and one from the West. Marks will be removed from each tub and there will be no means of identification ex cept by the number on each tub, placed there by the committee in charge and recorded in a book provided for that purpose. The contest wHI be absolute ly fair, and the judges themselves will not know to whom they have awarded prizes. They will simply hand in their scorings and the highest scorings will win. In case of ties the judges will be asked to score off. The prizes will be as follows: First prize $25.00 Second prize 15.00 Third prize 10.00 In addition to the above cash prizes all butter scoring over 95 will be awarded a handsome certificate, spe cially prepared for this contest. These certificates will show the markings on the butter entered by the holder and will be attested under seal and signed by the officers of the Minnesota diary board of trade and the judges of the contest. These certificates will be filled out either in the name of the buttef maker or the creamery, as may be re quested. If they are filled out in the name of the butter maker, they will prove of great value to him as a tes timonial of ability. The board hope to stimulate so much interest among butter makers and be of such service to creameries that its certificates will be highly prized. The board will garantee the sale of all butter entered in the contest at the then prevailing New York prices less one and one-half cents at St. Paul, and will remit promptly, after the contest on that basis. All butter entered must reach St. Paul not later than Monday, June 14th. STRANGE CASE OF COLTER. Police Wonder nt Ita Many Consecu tive Continuances. Elusive James Colter, who has oc cupied the attention of the police and the judges of the municipal court for the last six weeks, on account of his connection with the theft of harnesses in the vicinity of his home on Mar shall avenue, Is still triumphant over both branches of the city government and enjoying his liberty without bonds, though he has pleaded guilty to tho charge of larceny against him, and the date for passing sentence passed. Mr. Colter's "pull" appears not to rest with the police, for the members of the depratment who have worked on hte cose are indignant at the seeming impossibility of having him punished and are commenting upon the useless ness of arresting offenders In the face of an apparent impossibility of having them punished in the municipal court, even when they admit their guilt. When Colter was first arrested, there was some objection raised on account of his being taken from the bedside of a sick wife. The man was subse quently released on his own recogni zance, contrary to the wishes of the po lice, and after several unexplained continuances he failed to appear in court on the date set for his trial. In the meantime another warrant had been issued for Colter's arrest on the charge of stealing a htam from a Rice street butcher's wagon, and, when an officer of the Rondo street station went, to his house to place him under ar rest, the man not only resisted his au thority, but, with the assistance of Mrs. Colter, succeeded in making his escape. Mrs. Colter was arrested in connection with this affair on the charge of interfering with an officer, and, despite the fact that the police man testified to her interference and throwing a bucket of swill over him, the woman was released upon signing a bond to keep the peace. Finally, to get Colter into court, after he had defaulted in appearance, a bench warrant was ordered issued for him, and the folio-wing day he ap peared for trial on the charge of steal ing a harness from Mrs. Rossell, on Dayton avenue. Colter pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny, but sentence was postponed until last Monduy. Colter's rather remarkable good fortune, how ever, which had already carried him so far through a series of vicissitudes with the police, again stood him in good stead, when Judge Orr continued the case to July 12 and allowed Colter his liberty upon his own recognizance, not withstanding that he had defaulted once before when enjoying this privi lege of the court. In making the above disposition of the case, Judge Orr stated what a great many persons believe to be a fact, that there was considerable of a peculiar nature in the case. In some quarters, the court stated, Colter was said to be a bad man, and in others his alleged offenses were said to be due to his extreme poverty. The fact that" Colter at present is said to have a position on a farm near the city, and that the court desired to further In quire for himself into the case before passing sentence, was stated as the reason for again delaying the man's punishment. KELLY IS RE-ELECTED. Library Board Finally Names tlie Old Secretary. The handicap given James Smith, a candi date for secretary of the library, by reason of his being indorsed for the position by Mayor Doran may or may not have lost him the place. At any rate, he did not get the plum, and W. H. Kelly was re-elected, as President Ramsey informed him, by a unanimous vote. As Secretary Kelly announced, for the flrst time since the organization of the board, there was a full meeting of the members. President Ramsey was a trifle late, but ex cused himself on the plea that. he had been attending the Old Settlers' banquet. Under the head of unfinished business, the election of a secretary, which was postponed at the last meeting, was taken up. Director Bean moved that the board go into executive session and Director Wright wanted the first ballot to be an informal one. Direc tor Bean renewed his motion for an executive session, and, this having been agreed on, the reporters and Secretary Kelly retired from the room, the point being made that an ex ecutive session meant only members of the board to be, present. It took but two ballots to settle the matter. The flrst, an informal one, showed W. H. Kelly 5, Prof. Farns worth 2, James Smith 2. The second, a formal one, gave Kelly 5, Smith 4. The friends of Mr. Smith, realizing that it was all over, turned in and made the election of W. H. Kelly unanimous. The door was then opened and President Ramsey informed Mr. Kelly that he had been unanimously elected on the final ballot as secretary of the board. Mr. Kelly thanked the directors and said they would have to take him with all his faults. The application of Mrs. Alice Hull for a position as assistant librarian was received and filed. The report of the librarian for May gave the following figures: Books issued, 19,824: history and biography, 1,361; voyages and travels, 515; poetry and drama, 280; arts and sciences, 1,123; language and literature, 455; law and medicine, 56; religion, 110; miscellan eous, 69; prose fiction, 7,054; juvenile litera ture. 4,082; books on foreign literature, 178; reference room on weeks days, 4,447; reference rooms on Sundays, 134. Visitors to reading room on Sundays, 472; . visitors to reference room on Sundays, 82. Registrations previously reported, 11,823; cancelled during the month, 251; new registrations, males, 118; females, 147; whole number- of registrations, 11,837. Fines collected for month, ,102.64. WAS TOO FAMILIAR. Mrs. Jackson Resented Harry Sul livan's Intrusion. Harry Sullivan was a prisoner In the municipal court yesterday upon the charge of assaulting Mrs. T. S. Jack son, living with her husband at 381 East Sixth street. The complaint against Sulllvam Is made by Mr. Jack son, who alleges that Sullivan entered his house last Saturday evening while he was absent, and that when Mrs. Jackson resented his intrusions the ac cused attacked her. Sullivan, the hus band claims, was formerly an intimate friend of the family and has recently made it a practice to visit his house at any time he saw fit and procure his meals. The evening of the alleged as sault Mrs. Jackson endeavored to pre vent Sullivan from making himself so comfortably at home in her house, and the accused, It is claimed, resented her course as a breach of hospitality by striking the woman. The case was set for a hearing Friday, Sullivan's bail being fixed at 25. THREW IT OUT. Ulmcr's Bridge Bid Rejected on a Teclinlcality. The board of public works yesterday rejected the bid of P. T. Ulmer for the building of the substructure of the Raymond avenue bridge. This action was taken on the advice of the cor poration attorney, who held that the bidders' bond submitted by Ulmer was not legal. The bond, which was draft ed by C. E. Clarke, of the firm of Clarke & Fletcher, said that the bond was given for the superstructure of the bridge, while the bid was for the sub- structure. Mr. Clarke presented an affidavit to the effect that a mistake had been mode in drafting the bond and it should have read substructure. On the advice of the corporation at torney, however, the bid was rejected and the contract awarded to Nels J. Ness, the next lowest bidder. The figures of the Ness bid were $6,507.50. just $85 more than the one submitted by Ulmer. WILL GO TO SAN ANTONIO. Company D Will Compete in the Texas Tourney. By a unanimous vote of fifty mem bers of Company D, at a special meet ing held at the armory last evening, it was decided that Capt. Bean's crack militiamen will compete in the inter state competition drill at San Antonio, Tex., July 17 to 25, inclusive. Like an illustrious soldier of ancient times, each member of Company D Is anxious for more worlds to conquer, and is en thusiastic over the prospect of adding another inscription to its well-filled tablet of fame by vanquishing the com petitors which it will meet at San An tonio. That Company D will give the other contestants a noble fight for th* honors and prizes of the competition goes without question, and to those familiar with the company's past rec ord, Its victorious return -with glory for itself and credit to its native city is the only result anticipated. For years Company D has ranked flrst among the companies of the state guard, and has been the pride of the citizens of St. Paul. Famous for the excellent showing which landed it In second place In the national competi tive drill at Washington, D. C, in 18S7, it will be a matter of concern to the other contestants and satisfaction to Its local admirers to learn that the company will enter the San Antonio tournament. The event in which Company D will compete will be the free-for-all, where three money prizes and a champion ship cup are offered. The first prize which the local company hopes to bring home is $3,000 ln cash and th* championship silver emblem. The sec ond prize is $1,000 in cash, and the third, $500. In order to prepare the members for the best possible showing Company D will drill every night from now on at the Armory, and, June 27. will go into camp at a place to be se lected near Kittsondale, where field exercises will be the regulation twic? a day, in the morning and evening. As the Texas trip will involve con siderable expense, estimated at about $3,000, it is the purpose of Company D to give an entertainment in the near future to cover a portion of this amount. The entertainment will take place about June 25, and, though it 3 exact nature was not decided upon last night, it is likely that a first-class musicale will be given, at which the best talent to be found in the North " west will be heard. No effort will be spared to make the entertainment of the highest quality, and the freinds of the company will undoubtedly see to it that it is financially a success. Com pany D will start for San Antonio July 14 and be gone about ten days. TEN NURSES GRADUATE. Commencement Nig.lit at the City- Hospital. Ten young ladies clad in dresses of Im maculate white, their heads surmounted by dainty white caps, were the observed of all observers at the city hospital last night. In the presence of an audience of friends and others equally interested in the city hos pital, including the members of the board of control, these young women received their diplomas as trained nurses. There were ten in all— Susie Lees, Mary E. Peble, Emma Bott, Thora Fremming, Eva McKelvey, Mary Gunn. Lillie Enright, Marie Krhoun, Annie M. Smith and Maude Worthlngton. The occasion was notable, the commence ment exercises being ;he flrst that the train ing school for nurses has ever held. City Physician Ancker presided. The programme comprised vocal and instrumental music and addresses, and proved thoroughly enjoyable. The exercises opened with a piano solo by Mrs. F. Hoffman. After a vocal solo by J. A. Gehan, Dr. G. M. Coon delivered an ad dress, in which he briefly reviewed the his tory of the movement, resulting in the es tablishment of training schools for nurses. He spoke of the memorable deeds of Florence Nightingale, the real founder of the nurses' training schools in England, and referred to the establishment in Philadelphia in 1862 of the flrst training school of the kind ln this country. After Mrs. D. W. Lily had sung a soprano solo, Dr. Ancker presented each member of the graduating class with her diploma, prefac ing the presentation with a neat little speech reminiscent of their experiences In the train ing school. Harry George contributed two tenor solos, after which Dr. A. E. Senkler addressed the graduating class. After con gratulating them upon receiving their diplo mas ano paying them a sincere tribute for the noble and self-sacrificing mission they had chosen. Dr. Senkler closed with a few words of earnest advice. He counseled the nurses to be staunch and true to the doctors, who, they would find, would prove their best friends. "Don't hesitate to ask the doctors ques tions," said Dr. Senkler. "They will an swer you readily. Indeed, doctors rather like to indulge their vanity in imparting knowl edge." Miss Millie Pottgieser sang two contralto solos, and the programme closed with a vio lin solo by Miss T. Pottgieser. A general reception followed, at which re freshments were served. LEXINGTON CYCLE TRACK. . Opening Race Meet Will Be Held Jnne 12. Entry blanks are being sent out for the In augural bicycle meeting to be held at Lexing ton park June 12. The events and prize list are as follows : One-mile novice— First, bicycle suit, $15 --second, racing tires, $10; third, half a dozen shirts, $5. Half-mile professional, cash— First, $40; sec ond, $15; third, $5. One-mile amateur — First, gold watch, $20; second, bicycle suit, $10; third, gold ' shirt studs, $5. One-mile professional, cash— First, $40; sec ond. $15: third, $5. Quarter-mile amateur — First, silver watch, $15; second, bicycle suit, $10; third, patent leather shoes, ?5. Two-mile professional, cash — First, $50; sec ond, $15; third, $5. Five-mile handicap amateur — First, gold watch. $25; second, bicycle suit, $10; third, ha.f a dozen shirts, $5. Quarter-mile professional, cash — First, $30 --second, $10; third, $5. Two-mile tandem amateur — First prize, a bicycle suit of clothes to each rider of win ning tandem, $20. Entries should be sent as soon as possible to W. K. Cochrane. 723 Selby avenue. The officers at the meeting will be: Referee, W. T. Hutchins; judges, George Thompson. E. B. Smith, George R. Finch, J. J. Parker; timers, A. J. Holmes, Walter Driscoll, W. K. Cochrane, W. G. MeMurchy: starter, J. Wirtensohn; clerk of course Harry- Taylor. Th© subscription list for membership to the Lexington Park Cycle track is now open, and tickets can be procured from Mr. E. B. Smith, New York Life building. STREET PROBC_If_>IS UP. Assembly Committee Will SlrnKsle With Them Tonl-vhl. The assembly committee on streets will hold a special meeting this evening. Among other measures to be considered is the street railway ordinance Introduced by Aid. Bigelow and passed by the board of aldermen, which provides for tho changing of the cable to an o'.eotric line and the operation cf the cars on Selby avenue hill by means of a device. The turning down of the Shepard ordinance by the board of aldermen last night makes the Bigelow ordinance just at this time a very important measure. It is claimed that, should the assembly concur in the action of the board of aldermen on this ordinance the street railway company will refuse to accept the ordinance and continue to operate the line as a cable line. The proposition made by the city regarding the lease of the levee to the Milwaukee road will also be taken up. The amended bicycle ordinance and the ordinance reducing tho license for push cart and wagon peddlers will come up for discussion and recommenda tion. CARRY GUNS THERE. Minneapolis Man Pleads Jnstkfica tion When Arrested Here. W. A. Rltter, of Minneapolis, paid a visit to this city last evening, having ln his possession a loaded revolver. Officer Joe? Houska discovered the presence of the pistol In Rltter's hip pocket, and not liking the aspect of a stranger wandering about tho streets thus armed, sent the visitor io the central police station on the charge of carry ing concealed weapons. Rltter explained that in Minneapolis any one with $15 or more about his person was allowed to carry a revolver aa a means of protection. He was just insida the limit when arrested before being assigned to a cell, having $15.16. The difference in the municipal regulation of the Twin Cities will be explained to Rltter in the police court today. ADDRESS TO THE DEAF Is Delivered Tliis Year by Secretary Hart. Secretary H. H. Hart, of the state board of corrections and charities, left yesterday for Faribault, where he delivers the baccalaureate address before the graduating class of the school for the deaf. This somewhat anomalous occupation, it might be explained, Is managed with the assistance of an interpreter, who. listening to the orator's remarks, interprets tnem into the sign language, a sort of phal anglc _ Bten °S r aphy, *° to speak, as fast as tne ordinary public speaker would spiel it at the average audience. The gathering, which can hardly be called an audience with trutn. may K n ? t .^ atch the s P«aker in chief very close ly, but they get his meaning, anyway. <' HAS LOST HER HUSBAND. lowa Woman Seekln* Aid Prom (he Police. Chief of Detectives Schweitzer is in re ceipt of a letter from Mrs. Fred Morton of Washington, 10., asking for information con cerning the whereabouts of her husband whom she thinks is in this city. The com munication states that it is a matter of lire and death that Morton be found, and re quests the local police to particularly try to locate the missing man. Morten is a oook by occupation, tall and dark-complexioned with .smooth-shaven face. He is said to ba acquainted with Joseph Labrosse and Ottt> Nordman, who, the letter states, live in SU Paul. PEOPLE'S PARTY MAYOR. P. L. Henderson Ia Elected at South St. Panl. The city election at South St. Paul yesterday resulted In the choosing of F. L. Henderson, tihe People's party nominee, for mayor, although the in dependent citizens' nominees carried oft' some of the minor plums. The total vote was as follows: For mayor: F. L. Henderson, People's. 201; Nlc. Wilwerscbeid, independent cHizens'7l29; Charles Fitch, independent, 25. For city recorder: J. P. Nolan, People' 3, 164; C. W. Clark, independent citizens', 190. For city treasurer: E. J. Cleary, People's. 221; John J. O'Brien, independent citizens', 135. For city justice: J. R. Stevenson, People's, 233; W. S. Shepard, Independent citizens' 113. For constable: J. J. Grisim, People's, 167; T. S. Kennedy, independent citizens', 178. For alderman, First ward: R. Darragh People's, 55; W. C. Bowers, People's 10; c! H. Newman, independent citizens', 49; P. J. McConnon, independent citizens', 55; Wm. Kerr, independent, 34. For alderman. Second ward: W. J. Edga-, People's, 124; Chas. Lingre6n, People's, 83; J. M. Ramsey, independent citizens', 98; A. Ro'j inson, independent citizens', 67. For alderman, Third ward: B. Becker. People's, 16: A. S. Weymouth, People's, 13; Joseph Gerster, independent citizens', 27; Wm. Aszmann, Independent citizens'. 12; Math, Lingg, Independent, 17. COST THEM THEIR HELMETS. Banker and Ryan's Crap Game in Taylor's Place. As a result o£ the "crap" game In whidh Patrolman William Banker lost $175 to James Taylor a few days ago, the officer was yesterday discharged from the force by Mayor Doran for the good of the service. Patrolman. Bernard Ryan, -who took no part in the game, but simply stood by and saw Banker shoot away his coin, wa3 informed that it would probably be jus.t as well if he engaged in some other business, and on receiving the information tendered his resignation. Mayor Doran said he was very sorry that the unfortunate affair occurred, but there had to be some discipline on the force, and for this reason one of the officers had been discharged and the other had resigned. The vacancies on the force, he said, would be filled today. Banker was appointed by Mayor Wright Sept. 13, 1893. and Ryan April 14, of the same year. MAY DROP WEST DULUTH. Rnmored That Its Uniforms May Go to Fergus. Capt. W. H. Hart has returned from Fer gus Falls, where he took charge of the uni forms and equipment of Company F, of tha Third regiment, which he immediately shipped to the new company at Olivia. Capt. Hart considers the mustering out of the Fergus Fal'.s company the best thing which could have happened, both to stir up the Fergus Falls boys to better effort and to maks tha townspeople realize the necessity for support ing them better, morally and financially. A reorganization meeting was held there Monday evening and already many of the old members who had dropped out have come back and under the command of Mayor Baxter, a son of Judge L. L. Baxter, the 76 men are mak ing every effort to be in shape for readmis sion to the guard when there is a vacancy. It is hinted that unless Company H, of West Duluth, takes a big brace the Fergus Falls boys may get back again, although Col. Shandrew means to take Company H to camp and give them every chance to pick up their old form. TWO SCHOOL ANNUALS. Normal Board and School Library Commission This Week. The annual meeting of the state normal board will be held at the capitol Friday. Offi cers will be elected for the ensuing year, and presidents and teachers for the various schools selected. There is no probability of any change in the presidency of any school bu. there will be a few changes in teachers. The annual meeting of the state library board will be held at the offlce of State Su perintendent Pendergast Saturday. It is ex pected that arrangements will be made to advertise for bids on books for the school libraries of the state. Special Lost His Star. L. Favilla, the confectioner at Fourth and Broadway, who was arrested on complaint of J. C. Gibson, a collector, who accused him of assault and battery, was discharged in the police court yesterday. It was claimed by Favilla at the time of his arrest that Gibson had visited his store for the purpose of collecting a bill and endeavored to inforce his demands by showing a special police of ficer's star. This Favi3a and his brother re sented and put Gibson out of the store. As a result of the claim that Gibson had used the authority of the star ln the Interests of his business as a collector. Mayor Doran in stituted an official investigation and has re voked Gibson's commission as a special polica officer. One of the Dorr Cases. Judge Otis filed hds decision yesterday in the suit of Julia C. R. Dorr against tha Life Insurance Clearing company. This la another of those cases in which Russell R. Dorr gave his promissory note and a real estate mortgage in return for certain shares of stock of the defendant company, which stock he placed in the hands of the plaintiff as collateral for a loan of $3,000. The judgment of the court is that the de fendant must first exhaust its real estate mortgage security before resorting to a sale of the shares of stock held by the plaintiff. LOCAL NOTES. The local Grand Army people have begun preparations for attending the annual con vention in Buffalo, and will endeavor, to make as good a showing for Minnesota sa any of the states made at St. Paul last fall, and If posslblo a better one. William Miller, editor of the North Dakota Sittings, at Minnewaukan, and secretary of the North Dakota Editorial association, was at the Windsor yesterday. The North Da kota editors are preparing to go East on their summer outing, probably to New York, tak ing In Niagara Falls on the way, and Mr. Miller Is arranging details. The remains of Petor Weber, who died at !ho city hospital Frtday last, are at McCarthy & Donnelly's morgue. Weber, who was for merly a member of the flre department, has a brother living at Tacoma, Wash., and is said to have other relatives In this city. Lieut. Bundy narrowly escaped serious in jury by a kick from his horse, at Fort Snell ing. Mr. Bundy was about to mount w'.ien the saddle, which was not tightened, slipped and frightened the horse. The police department has been notified that ten head of cattle, stolen from Charles Hause, at Mendota, Sunday night, were yes terday recovered at New Brighton. Tin. stock was driven off by three men, two of whom were apprehended in Minneapolis. Bid for Jones. MILWAUKEE. WM... June I.— President Robison. of the Cleveland ball c'.ub, this morning made an offer to give Pitcher Poppo lan and Catcher Creiger and $1,000 bonus for Pitcher Bert Jones, of the Milwaukee e'.uh- Mauagor Mack declined the offer.