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Books of f he Hour. "The People for Whom Shakespeare Wrote" is a series of essays by Charles Dudley Warner, charming in their style, and trustworthy in their inti mate knowledge of men and times. Nothing could be more fascinating reading than the terse bits quoted from the old chroniclers and divines so judiciously chosen and commented . on that new light is cast into dark corners, and the people for whom Shakespeare wrote, their dress, man ners, homes, court customs, recrea tions, superstitions, ambitions and dreams are before us, and with this new vision we read Shakespeare's lines with an added understanding. We have made Shakespeare so per sonally our own that we discount highhandedly the influence on him of the times and people for whom he wrote. Mr. Warner closes: "We have seen how Shakespeare mirrored his age, but we have less means of ascertain ing what effect he produced upon the life of his time. Until after his death his influence was mainly direct, upon the play-goers, and confined to his auditors. He had been dead seven CHARLIES DUDLEY WARSER. years before his plays were collected. However the people of his day re garded him, it is safe to say that the> could not have had any conception of the importance of the work he was doing. They were doubtless satisfied with him. It was a great age for ro mances and story-telling, and he told stories, old in new dresses, but he was also careful to use contemporary life. Which his hearers understood. "It is not to his own age, but to those following, and especially to our own time, that we are to look for the shap ing and enormous influence upon hu man life of the genius of this poet. And it is measured, not by the libraries of comments that his works have called forth, but by the prevalence of the language and thought of his poetry in all subsequent literature, and by its entrance into the current of com mon thought and speech. It may be safely said that the English-speaking world, and almost every individual of it, are different from what they would have been if Shakespeare had never lived. Of all the forces that have sur vived out of his creative time, he is one of the chief." ("The People for Whom Shakespeare Wrote," by Charles Dudley Warner. Harper & Bros., New York. $1.2.j. For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery company.) "Infancy and Childhood," by Mrs. Frances Fisher Wood, is a small but important book which will recommend itself to mothers. The rational and hy gienic treatment of young children is discussed by Mrs. Wood in a way that persuades one of her practical and pro fessional knowledge, and one does not need to be told that she is the wife of an eminent physician, and herself an educator, to know that she must have enjoyed peculiar advantages in study ing her theme. She emphatically be lieves and persuasively argues that coddling and superfluous attention are 1 against the physical and mental devel opment of children, and she urges sanity rather than sentimentality in their up-bringing; "American children receive too much attention and too lit tle care." Food, dress, sleep, rest, rec reation, training, the nursery, the imrsery-maid, the mother's personal care, the individual child are some of the subjects considered in this small volume. The chapter on "Nursery Maids" is especially suggestive: "In England the children, not only of the upper classes, but even of the middle classes in moderate circumstances, are provided with their own apartments and watched by a special care-taker; and the routine of their daily life is suited to their Immature years, as fa vorable results demonstrate. But the children of an English family are by no means neglected by the mother. • ♦ • In America, in a family of equal and financial standing, the mother either has no regular nurse at all, or, for economy's sake, puts up with an incompetent one; while among the wealthier classes, where one or more expensive nurses are secured, the mother almost universally abandons the supervision of her children, and practically leaves them to the less in telligent care of these women. * ♦ • We believe that the children who are totally neglected by the mother and those who are cared for solely by her are both, on an average, unfortunate. * * * Many American mothers cher- Jsh the misguided sentimental impres sion that no one can give the children such good care as themselves. But no another can give her children really pood care and do anything else, with out absolute demoralization of her own health and complete arresting of all personal mental growth." (."-•"fancy and Childhood," by Prances Fish er \Y:,ad. "ilarpor & Bros., New York. 51.00. 7cr sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery coui^any.) "Persons who have never given the cnibject much attention will be sur prieed to learn how little authority there is for the rules governing the jjreat majority of our popular games," fins'S Mr. R. F. Foster, the author of "Tin; Complete Hoyle," and a recog- nized authority on all indoor games played at the present day. "If we ex cept games such as chess, checkers, billiards, backgammon and ten pins and such card games as whist and skat, all of which are regu lated by well-defined codes of laws, we have very few games left which are not played in different ways in various localities. Even poker, which is undoubtedly the most popular game in the world, is the subject of endless disputes, and decisions which flatly contradict one another are continually given by the editors of the various card columns in the daily press." Mr. Foster is said to have consulted prac tically every book published bearing on games, and to have also consulted with the leading club authorities all over the world on all disputed points. His aim has been to prepare a work of such a character "that all disputes on games may be referred to it with the same confidence that a dictionary is referred to in all disputes on spell ing. He has brought to his labor a lifetime of experience, and has spared neither pains nor expense in the con struction of the present volume. It is sufficient that we state in this re view the author's intentions, it is be yond the present writer's ability to give testimony concerning its many departments, but the book comes well re commended by people who are sup posed to know. ("Complete Hoyle, an Encyclopedia of In door Games," by R. F. Foster. Frederick A. Stokes, company, "Now York. $2.00. For sale by E. W. Porter company.) Literally, it may be said . that Mr. Castle's collection of war stories wiil have an army of readers, for to his old companions in arms the memories of army days, in their lighter parts at least, will be pleasantly recalled by "The Army Mule and Other War Sketches." The volujne receives its name from a humorous disquisition on the army mule, that obstreperous scapegoat of the quartermaster's bureau. Other sketches are"The Sutler," "The Shelter Tent," and "Dress Parade." The vol ume closes appropriatly with a tribute to "The Boys in Blue Grown Gray." The illustrations are by J. W. Vawler, and the cover design is by Edward Forbes, the war artist. ("The Army Mule and Other War Sketches," by Henry A. Castle. The Bowen-Merrill company. Indianapolis. $1.25. For sale by the St. Paul Rook and Stationery company.) The publishers say of the "Third Year in French." by L. C. Syms: "This third volume makes, with the first two, a complete course in French in tended to meet all the requirements ot preparatory schools, academies and colleges. The 'TMrd Tear in French' deviates in no way from the p!an adopted in the fiist two volumes. As compared with the preceding books of the series the lessons show a marked progression. The study of verbs, the basis of the whole method, is still given the same importance. The conditional, subjunctive and infinitive moods, with the participle, are treated j Avith thoroughness; at the same time, I the study of French syntax is con j tinued and compk-ted, and special at ! tention is given to all points which j may prove to be specially difficult for i English-speaking students. The book contains many extracts in French and English which bear the names of well | known authors, such as Bernardin de j Saint-Pierre, Lamartine, Voltaire and others, thus initiating the student into the style of classic and modern writers, and preparing them for the reading of the masterpieces of French liter ature." ("Third Year in French," by L. C. Syms. j $1.20. American Book company, Chicago.) The advantages of the laboratory ' method in all study are so widely recog ! nized by educators of the day that no ; I text book of physics is acceptable that ■is not constructed cii this important ! principle. "Physics for Grammar 1 Schools," by Charles L. Harrington, I head master of a New York boys' i school, is simple and practical, the re- I suit of experience in the experimental method with children under high ; school age. The book appeai-s to be | all that is claimed for it; we quote | from the prospectus: "The book presents only such experl i me-nts as have been found by the ! author from his own experience to be j serviceable. They are simpfe, and easy I to be performed, either at home or !n i the class room. The book is elementary | enough for pupils in the grammar i schools, and at the same time it fol lows the methods indicated in the re quirements for admission to the best | colleges. Besides being a preparation for advanced study in high schoel or college, the knowledge of physics gain ed from the course of experiments out lined in this book will prove a practi cal acquisition for life; made all the more permanent and useful by being learned early and well." ("Physics for Grammar Schoois," by Charles b. Harrington, ML. A., head master of Dr. J. Sachs' school for boys, New York city. Price 50 cents. American Book company, Chicago.) The tales of "The Arabian Nights" have been retold for young readers by M. Clark, and published in the Eclec tic School Reader Series. The stories are well selected and retain in the new telling much of their original charm and attractiveness, at the same time that they are adapted to the apprecia tion of minds younger in years than those that originally reveled in "The Thousand and One Nights" and their SHE $AlNt* > §I,OBE: SUNDAY, SEPI?EMBF?~I7TB9¥. wonders. A knowledge of. these tales is so necessary to culture and the read ing of them so fascinating to children of all ages that an edition suited to class use is extremely desirable. ("Stories From the Arabian Nights," se lected and edited by M. Clarke. 60 cents. The American Book company, Chicago.) "Natural Elementary Geography" is an attractive text book and imparts a contrast in its methods and appear ance to the mammoth dry-as-dust vol umes of past school days. The pub lishers state the principles upon which it is based as follows: "In its method of presenting and treating the subject this geography follows the recommen dations of the committee of fifteen. This committee was composed of rep resentative school men whose acquain tance with the work of the public schools peculiarly fitted them for the task of directing the lines of advance which should be followed in elemen tary instruction. This work differs therefore,' in many important respects from all other primary geographies. The central idea of its treatment is man, his history, customs, industries, and geographic relations. With this as the basis, the treatment recognizes the fact that one of the most impor tant functions of elementary geog raphy is to teach the names, Joca ticns, and characteristics of the coun tries into which man has divided the earth. A knowledge of these con stitutes the proper foundation for the extended study of geography in the higher grades, while it fits the large proportion of puipls who leave school at an early age to understand the countless geographical references which they will encounter in daily life. Other special features which distin guish this geography are its plain and distinct maps— physical and political, those of corresponding divisions being drawn on a uniform scale, thus giving pupils a correct idea of the compara tive areas cf countries; its numerous graphic maps to show the distribution of population and various natural products, etc.; its topical outlines for oral or written work; its exercises in correlation and comparison; its topics for independent study and research; its skillful use of suggestive questions, etc. The illustrations are an impor tant feature of the book. They are drawn largely from nature, and are inserted not for mere ornament, but to enforce the text, and to give pupils a clearer idea of the countries and peo ples described." ("Natural Elementary Geography," by Jacques W. Reiway, F. R. G. S., with numer ous maps and illustrations. Price, 60 cents. American Book company, Chicago.) Ma^n/Jne Notes. The September number of the Forum is the first of a new voiume — the twenty-fourth —and eviden<^s the vitality of the magazine. Such articles as "Alaska and the Mew Gold- Field," "Hawaii and the Changing Front of the World," "Strikes and the Coal Minors," "Is the Cuban Capable of Self-Government?" yan hardly fail to satisfy all readers who wish to keep abreast of the times. The leading article, "A Plea for the Navy," by the Hon. EL A. Herbert, ex-secretary of the navy, fol lows very appropriately the "Plea for the Army" in the August issue. Mr. Herbert's paper is accompanied by several tables of a most useful character, enabling one, at a glance, to see wherein lies our great naval deficiency. The* New York Critic of Aug. 2S opens with the first of two articles on "What the French Novelists Are lioinß," by Theodore Stanton. The authors whose plans and activ ities are discussed in this paper are Hector ! /P!f# ASSEMBLY HALL BULLETIN. Meetings to Be Held Daring the Week. Hack and cab drivers Friday Typographical Union No. SO Friday Stage employes Tuesday Horseshoers Tuesday Carpenters Tuesday "Woodworkers • Wednesday Retail clerks Wednesday Shoecutters Thursday Bricklayers Thursday Cigarmakers Thursday Trates assembly Friday Iron molders Saturday Bakers Saturday Brewers Saturday Chief Marshal Nash, assisted by his aids and the marshals of the several divisions, met at Assembly hals Wednesday evening and arranged the order of the parade which takes place tomorrow. The following are the po sitions awarded to the different or ganizations: ORDER OF PARADE. Parade will leave capitol at 9 a, m., sharp. FIRST DIVISION. Forms on East Exchange— Right on Wabasha Street. Platoon ol Police. Stillwater Band. Chief Marshal Louts Nash and Assistant Mar shals C. H. Bonn and Thomas Yould. Gov. Clcnigh. Mayor Doran. Hon. Ignatius Donnelly and President J. H. M -Nally. Trades and Labor Assembly. Isabel League. SECOND DIVISION. Form on Cedar, Facing South on Exchange. Band. Boot and Shoe Workers' Union. M. Shannahan, Marshal. Shoe Cutters' Union. THIRD DIVISION. i Form on Cedar, Right Facing on Exchange. Webb Press Helpers. George Yould, Marshal. Bookbinders' Union. E. A. Moeller, Marshal. Typographia. No. 13. J. Klaus. Marshal. Typographical Union No. 30. Pressmen's Union. O Driscoll, Marshal. Pressfeeders' Union. J. HofTbauer. Marshal. FOURTH DIVISION. Fotm on Seventh. Facing on Cedar. Band. Bakers' Union. Iron Movers' Union. Barbers' Union. M. E. Murray, Marshal. Bricklayers' Union. John Davis, Marshal. Plumbers' Union. R. Stark, Marshal. Horseshoers' Union. FIFTH DIVISION. Perm on Tenth, Right Facing on Csdar. Band. Brewers' Union. Coopers' Union. C. J. Fischer, Marshal. Carpenters' Union. A. Si L-indstrom, Marsha.!. Stage Employes' Union. G. >iurthy, Marshal. Rctai. Clerks' Union. A. M. Wilson, Marshal. SIXTH DIVISION. Form on Eleventh, Right Facing on Cedar. Stein's Second Regiment Band. Cigarmakers' Union. Emil Pearl, Marshal. Tailors' Union. Harnessmakers' Union. Boilermakers' Union. Corniceworkers' Union. Unemployed. Unorganized. LINE OF MARCH. The parade will march on the fol lowing streets: On East Exchange to 1 Malot (who haa retired from the field), Lud oric Halevy, Pierre Lotl, Alphonse, Leon and Ernest Daudet the Rosny brothers and Paul and Victor Marguerite. A further budget of these notea will appear . in the next num ber; the Lounger gossips about Mr. S. R. Crockett, who, we learn, is six feet four inches in height, and an indefatigable work er. "Usually he works alone, beginning at about 5 o'clock in the morning, and when he comes down to breakfast at nine he has 5,000 words written out He has two typewritng machines of unusual size and strength, spe cially made for him, and the unusual faculty of carrying on a conversation while writing his stories. He gives as much time to play as to work, and is J an indefatigable golfer. A picture of him while making a stroke on the famous St. Andrew's links accompanies the Lounger's notes.- 1 It was taken by MaJ. Pond this summer. The American Monthly Review of Reviews for September .has a; good deal to say about the Andrews incident. and Brown university— not so much, as the' editor remarks, on ac count of the personal interests involved in the case as because of the far-reaching prin ciples affecting academic life and liberty which have become matters at issue. A fair minded and jtidicioui estimate of President Andrews' series to Brown is given by a writer fully conversant with the facts, and the protest of «the faculty is printed in full. The editorial comments on the awkwardness and needlessness of the situation are piquant and to the point. Notable features of Outing for September include a most timely description -by Ed ward Spurr of the trip from the coast to the Klondike. This trip is via the Chilkoot pass, and it gives detailed information which will be eagerly read. The article is pro fusely illustrated from photos taken upon the spot. In a "Vancouver Salmon" Ed. W. Sadnys well describes the other end of British Columbia. Capt. Kenealy writes of "Regatta Week at Larchmont;" Malcolm W. Ford of "Specialization in Athletics," and Paul E. Jenks takes the reader "Thro' Sunny France Awheel." The fiction is "A Romance Among the Rice Birds," by E. E. Peake. Short fiction by well-known writers is a prominent feature of the September Woman's Home Companion. The stories complete in this number include "The Shortest Road to a Man's Heart," by Will N. Harben; "On the Hotel Porch," by Lillian Bell; "Was He a Beast?" by Opie Read;; "The End of Claire's Story," by Annie Hamilton Donnell, and "Not Guilty as Charged," by Stanley Waterloo. The leading article in 'the International for September is on "The Sugana Valley Rail road in South Tyrol," illustrated by Tony Grubhofer. The building of this road is an important undertaking, connecting, as it does, or will, Austria and Germany with Northern Italy by a much shorter and more direct route than has ever before been accessible, while at the same time it throv.-s open to the tourist a country second only to Switzer land in beauty of scenery. The Lotus for August-September combined is on hand with a striking cover and! with a table of contents that is quite fetching, in that it bespeaks a delving into the unique at every turn. Prominent among its features is a folio of prison verse signed No. 3882. On Our Book Tnl>le. From the publishers: J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia— "Guavas, the Tinner," by S. Baring Gould. Paper. 50 cents. Rand. McN'allj & Co., Chicago— "Cursed by a Fortune," by G. Manville Fenn, $l.C0; "Golden Alaska," by Ernest Indersoil. Pa per, 25 cents. Rand, McNally & Co.'s official map of Alaska, 25 cents. American Book company. Chicago — "Natural Elementary Geography," by Jacques Redway, CO cents; "Physics for Grammar Schools," by Charles L. Harrington. 50 cents; "Third Year in French," by L. C. Syms. $1.20. F. Tennyson Xeely, New York— "True to Themselves," by Alexander J. C. Skem, 50 cents; "The Passing of Alix," by Mrs. Mar jorie Paul. llcughton, Mifflin & Co.— "Old Gre=k Folk Stories Told Anew," by Josephine P. Peabidy, la cents. - vflt R\ ATP MM ? FVi West -Ninth to Fcert; to Sev,efl corners; down Third, to Sibley to Sixth; up Sixth to Rice park. The Northwestern Manufacturers union has informed Chief Marshal Nash that it will have at least eight een floats in line. These will be dis tributed throughout the several di visions and will greatrf* assist in mak-' ing the parade an unusually attractive one. Besides these floats, several of the unions will have floats emblemati cal of their trades. The committee is desirous that the organized and un employed be represented and have re served a place in one of the divisions for their especial benefit. Labor day will be here again tomor row, and every true union man and woman should observe it as a holiday, if possible to do so. The day was in stituted for tlheir tspecial benefit, and they, above all others, hay« earned the right to celebrate it. Christmas and the Fourth of July have always been observed throughout the entire country by a. general closing down of all industries— commercial and manu facturing. Tke ,Cl*ristain people were responsible for the observane of Christmas, and the patriotic, liberty loving citizen* for the celebration oi' the Fourth. * Congress made Labor day a legal holiday at the request of the laboring classes and, in justice to those for whom such a law was en acted, there should be no hesitation on the part of the business men abouc closing when.&skejl to do so. In Kan sas City business houses to the num ber of seventy-five have given then pledge that they will close their stores for the entire day, and in nearly every city where there are labor organiza tions a general suspension of business will take place. D. W. Lilly, a well and favorably knewn Mergenthaler operator in the. Dispatch composing rooms, was seri ously injured Monday morning last while on his way to work riding a bicycle, by colliding with a hack going in the opposite direction. His life was despaired of at one time, but at last accounts his physician held out hopes of his recovery. Don's many friends earnestly wish that the phy sician's predictions will come true. Four aplieations for membership will be acted on at the next regular meeting of the tin sheet iron and cornice workers' union. A special meeting to consider several im portant matters will be held some evening this week. The meeting of the tailors' union scheduled for tomorrow evening has been postponed until next Monday. Dennis Collins and John Swift, of Minne apolis, headed a delegation which appeared before the capitol commission Monday urg ing the use of Minnesota stone in the con struction of the state building. The result of their efforts was the selection of Georgia marble. Mr. Swift and his colleagues are considerably puf out over the action of Presi dent Worden, of the stonecutters' union, they claiming that he represents but a very small proportion of those who would have been benefited by the use of Minnesota stone. The brotherhoods of trainmen, firemen, lo comotive engineers and^conductors will hold a meeting at the Bowlby block Sunday after noon The mejting is called for the pur pose of creatini a more friendly fraternal feeling and to ■ discuss a paper. How to Build Ud the Interests of the Railroad Or ganizations." The brotherhood of bookbinders' union held a well-atft?nded meeting Wednesday evening. E. A. Moeller was selected as mar shal in the parade tomorrow and final ar rangements perfected for the same. The union will turn out in full force, and will also have a float. C. F. Miller was chosen to fill a vacancy on the executive board, and A. J. Virengel, A. G. Anderson, C. Walters, M. Imhoff and A. Guttman were appointed a committee to make arrangements for a dance to be given Thanksgiving evening. A plan was outlined and immediate steps will be taken to establish an employment bureau for the benefit of members of the organization, both resident and non-resident. One appli cation for membership was acted on. All members are requested to meet at the corner of Third and Minnesota streets tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. The boot and shoe workers' union held an enthusiastic aieeting Friday evening. Between twenty-five and thirty new members were initiated. The union now has a membership THE TIME TO BUY! Our Eighth Semi-Annual Clearance Sale Now in progress, is a regular boon to buyers. The prices In every department are from 35 to 50 per cent less than usual. We are anxious to have you compare goods and prices. The inducements we offer will suit you. Come while the stock is most complete. Freight paid 100 miles. No charge for packing. diliPS! PiFtl^f*!3^^^ TTFI I J There is no reservation. Every article has suffered. The prices vWil I B«E Vj?3«i*si9 I EvlbaKsiß quoted here are only samples selected at random. ~= = = NOBODY CAN EQUAL THEM! Mantel Folding Bed No. 21 mirror Solid Oak Chiffoniers „ $VTS No. 311 Suit, 3 pieces, wasSlß.so, now .$lO 75 top $12.50 White Iron Bedsteads $3.75 Cane Seat Rockers $125 Six feet solid oak Extension Tables 82.95 Cane Seat Dining Chair $0.65 Open Wash Stands "si 10 Oak Cobbler Seat Rockers $1.49 No. 8 Cook Stove $6,75 Hardwood Beds $i»5 No. 1 Couch, was 510.50, now .$6.50 Extra Super« Carpets ..$'.35 Kitchen Tables $i"co No. 2 Couch, wass3.oo,now $5.00 No.3loSuit, 3 pieces, was $15.00, n0w. ..57.75 Tapestry Carpets $0.39 U#llt* IW/14-4-*»Ar>n AO I We contracted wst h the Union Mattress Co., of this city, to take a large ltd I f lfi/1 It I rSNrS • nmnber of their best product during July and August, and we are there llllll I'iUUI VJJVJe fore forced to sell them at a loss. A FULL WEIGHT 48-POUND SHORT HAIR MATTRESS, MADE UP IN THE BEST (£-? AC A. C. A. TICKING, WORTH $14.00. ONLY vP/WO A FINE 40-POUND BLACK HAIR MATTRESS, MADE UP IN ANY KIND OF FANCY (fcft AC STRIPED FEATHER TICKING, WORTH $17.50, FOR vP^uVD Either of these Mattresses made to order, auy size: 50 cents extra if made in two parts, %&~ Mail Orders promptly filled. 400 AMD 402 JASSCSON STREET. of 500 and expect to number 1,000 before the end of the year. The recently appointed organization com mittee of the Trades and Labor assembly held its first meeting Wednesday evening. The entire committee, consisting of C. H. Stratton, of the carpenters' union; A. Dominick, cigar makers' union; J. Klaus, Typographia No. 13; J. B. Wood, musicians' union, and G. C. Col lins, Typographical Union :\'o. 30, were pres ent. C. H. Stratton was chosen chairman and G. C. Collins, secretary. Plans looking to the bringing into the ranks of organized labor several of the trades of the city were outlined, and sub-committees appointed to in terview the employes. A meeting was called Thursday evening at 235 NicoKet avenue, Minneapolis, for the pur pose of reorganizing Local Branch No. 58 of the Retail Clerks' National Protective Asso ciation. Several members of St. Paul Branch No. 2 went over to assist in the work, but after discussing the situation it was decided not to take decisive action in the matter until cne week from next Thursday night. At that time it is expected that a permanent organi zation will be formed, with a strong member ship roll. It was deemed advisable to post pone the matter of organization from the fact that few of the clerk 3of that city have been given time to consider the movement, and the promoters of the project believe that all should understand its benefits before being aske r l to support it. In a resolution adopted the objects of the association were set forth, as follows: "To procure and retain employ ment for their members, to secure early clos ing on week days and aii day Sunday, to se cure recognition of all legal holidays, to pro vide a sick and funeral benefit for those de siring it, aT.d to assist in any other way that will advance the moral ai;d material welfare of a!l the members." This reso.ution wU be circulated freely among the clerks of that city during th& next two veeke, at the end of which time the election of officers will bs held. The bindery girls' and Web press helpers' unions, which are scheduled to meet Monday evening, owing to Labor day will not meet until next week. The rebate system of dues adopted by the pressfeeders' union is working admirably and the attendance at the meetings has almost doubled educe it went into en'eet. At Thurs day evening's session but two or three were absent, all'd they were reported as unavoid ably so. Three applications were received at the meeting and one initiated. A communi cation was received from tne I. P. P. U. rel ative to ex-President G.ilos'owsky, whom his physicians say will have to undergo a surgi cal operation. Adam Rau was elected assist ant marshall of the parade, which takes place tomorrow morning, and a fine of ?2 was as sessed those who fail to answer roll call at Assembly ha 1 at 8:30 a. m. Reports trom the delegates to the Trades and Labor assembly, the Label league and the AHied Pruning Trades council were read and placed on file. P. E. Hoffman, of the cigar-makers- ' union, will act as chairman of the committee on sports at the fair grounds tomorrow afternoon. Louis Nash, who was eleo'.ed chairman .at. the last meeting of the committee, was com pelled to rewgn, as he will be out of the city at that time. At a meeting of t!:e iron molders union Saturday of last week ?35 was donated to aid the striking miners. The money was for warded to the national union of iron raolders, which is soliciting contributions from the unions of that trade throughout the United States. The members of the local union are far from being dead, as has been intimated in certain quarters?., as their contribution to the miners !s the largest thus far received in the city. Next Saturday evening an open meet ing will be held at Assembly hall, which will be addressed by W. B. Hammond, of Minne apolis, and Louis Nash, of St. Paul. The union extends a cordial invitation to all mold ers in thp city to be present. J. 13. Wood, organizer for the A.rnerican Federation of Musician?., nas organized the musicians of Stillwater. There are twenty members of the union and they wi'.l head the Trades and Labor assembly of this city in the parade tomorrow. The auditing board of the cigarmakers union met Friday evening and went over the bonks of the financial officer. The committee consists of Emil Pearl, H. Grese and C. Hin- Wednesday evening brought together the entire membership of Typographia No. 13. The principal business transacted was the adjustment of chapel rules in the composing room of the V'olkzeitung. The repori of the board of trustees for the past six months was read, and a majority of the recom mendations submitted concurred In. The union will take part in the parade tomorrow, under the leadership of John Klaus, who will act as marshal. J H. Pieper's two-year-old colt, a son or Welbeck record 2:22. wiil be driven a half mile at the state fair grounds today. Cn Wednesday last the colt trotted the distance in 1:09 without a skip. Mr. Pieper proffered the race to the Labor day committee because of his regard for one of the members of or ganized labor. The committee will probably present him with a prize for his kindness. The boc-t and shoe workers' union held a special meeting Saturday evening. A large number of new members were admitted, and final arrangements made for the parade to morrow. Are you going to take part in the parade tomorrow? You are needed to make Jt a sue- At a special meeting of the brewery work ers' union Tuesday evening the sum of %.-> •was voted to aid the striking miners. The uniform to be worn in the parade tomorrow was received and fitted. It consists of striped shirt, white and blue belt and Fedora hats, the latter bearing the union label. The union expects to have ICO men in line. The brotherhood of bookbinders' union will turn out fully 100 strong in the parade. The regular monthly meeting of the tailors union falling on Labor day, a postponement of the same has been made until next Mon day evening. . , , Owing to the attitude of the musicians union toward the bakers' organization having a band In the parade made up of its own members, at a meeting held Saturday even ing the union decided to dispense with music altogether but will show their loyalty to the cause by ' turning out and helping to make the parade a success. Louis Nash, of this city, has received an Invitation from the Winona Trades and Labor council to deliver an address at a mass meet- Ing of the members of the trades unions of that place to be held during the evening of Labor day. He has accepted the honor. John Swift, of Minneapolis, was last week made an honorary member of the stonema sons' union of that city. The honor was conferred on account of services rendered that organization. Efforts are being made to organize the 9hoemakers of Minneapolis with excellent prospects of success. Tte retail clerks of that city will also organize, twenty-five clerks employed In one of the large clothing houses joining in a body. Fred Flanley. of the Pioneer Press book and job chapel, left Tuesday evening for a ten days' hunt. The boys expect to be remembered by the receipt of numerous ducks, prairie chickens, etc. The boot and shoe cutters' union held a special session Tuesday evening. Labor day and other matters were considered. There will be at least 500 in line of the members of this craft tomorrow morning. M. E. Neary, chairman of the Federation council and a prominent member of the plumbers' union of Minneapolis, will repre sent that organization at the national p.umb. ers' convention to be held at Nashville, Term., beginning Sept. 2. No One who has the welfare of his union and organized labor at heart will absent him self from the parade tomorrow. EnO*l«cfl HnlrlinO*C Britishers Own Enough of il^fiSbll I lUlUIIlgd m the Earth Here to Make a ««*■ A manir'n • Landowner of Every Person 111 /\mCrlCcl. in the United Kingdom. Special Correspondence of the Globe. LONDON, Aug. 23.— Apropos of the present discussion of how much prop erty English subjects own in America, I am enabled to give you some authen tic facts and figures. In truth, the holdings of the queen's loyal Britons is surprising, and it is no exaggera tion to state that if the land owned by them were divided into three-acre plots, there would be enaugh to go around among the residents of the United Kingdom. The aggregate, based on ab solute facts, is known to be at least 20,000,000 acres. Naturally, the names to which these holdings are nearly all accredited will be found in Burkes Peerage. Here are some of thesi, the majority being the property of syndicates: The largest of all is probably the Texas possession of the syndicate which includes in its membership the Dukes of Beaufort and Rutland, Earl Cadogan and the Baroness Burdett-Coutts. Th 9 total amount of land held by this as sociation is 3,200,000 acres. It is, as is the case with most of the Texas land, range country — that is, land that is bet ter adapted for cattle raising than any thing else. On some of it it is possible to raise certain crops, but the majority is covered with Buffalo grass, which never grows long enough to cut for hay, but is superior to all other varie ties of grass for making cattle fat, and at the same time hardy. On such a ranch, or chain of ranches, it would be possible to graze enough cattle to sup ply the beef market of the United States for three months. From this a comparative idea of the vastness of Ihe holdings may be gained. Cattle and wheat are what the Eng lish investor seems to think money should he made in in the United States. That is why the syndicate represented by the English capitalist Vincent Scul ly owns 3,000,000 acres of land in Ne braska. lowa and Illinois. This proper ty is situated in the heart of the wheat growing section. To those familiar with the crop characteristics of the dif ferent states, it will be easy to under stand that in Nebraska wheat is king and in Illinois the popular agricultural tendency is to corn rather than wheat. In lowa there is a combination of the two, for the lowa agriculturist believes very strongly in diversified farming. What, then, could be a better combination than these Englishmen hold? This year, too, when thai m:l!en:uni of the farmer, the day of dollar wheat, is full upon us, with a de mand for grain that is almost unprecedented, is it any wonder that the American, who, less thoughtful than his English brother in the matter of investment and the wisdom of waitins, groans when he observes his lost opportunities? The amount of money which the Scully syndicate will bring over here from America this fall will be of a propor tion in keeping with the acres they hold. Two American girls who now wear by vir tue of their marriage to English peers two of the highest of British titles— the Duchess of Marlbofough and Lady Randolph Churchill — are interested with Sir Edward Reed In a syndicate that owns 2,000.000 acres, situated in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. This is pureiy a cattle country and on It range thousands of head of live stock. While, as stated, the country is practically a cattle range, a good-sized section serves as graz ing ground for sheen. The day of prosperity for this interest, which seemed as far dis tant as the milienium, now appears to be near at hand. So here is another piece of Enslish good fortune. There is another syndicate which includes among its members no less a person than the Earl of Dalhousis. as well as Viscountess Cross, Lady Hamilton-Gordon, the Marquis Cholmondeley and several others. Here la a holding in a still different part of the country, for the lands of the syndicate com prise 1,800.000 acres in Mississippi, including cotton plantations, acres and acres of sugar cane and enough swine to stock a thousand farms. Think of this, would-be land holders, and see what joy it is to be a member ol a syndicate. As Americrns say, howev r, there are others. Lord Tweedale is a syndicate in himself, and owns a clean 1,300,00) acres. Like most in dividual land owners with large holdings, his property includes a vast territory which, like that of one of the syndicates spoken of, in cludes immense tracts of grazing land. Near- AH Coir u/pplt Tomorrow, Mon- Corner Sixth and St. Peter Street*, nil IQil lfDul\ ST. PfIUL, . « . p — oaVi ceoti b. MATINEES WEDNKSDAY AND SATIBDAI. WU J' " W T MARTELL'S BUCK &WIHG DANCING. "<^JLJite^ ROLLBGKINB ROUNO nOUSINO AVISHINe H of and K™^. »^ ip-ROAfiiMa Mare llevelry COailNG-DIGBY BKI>L, IN THE •♦HOOSIEB DOCTOR." ly all of this immense possession is devoted to live stock and hay. That Is, there are many acres of land subject to Irrigation and which are utilized for the cultivation of that prolific growth known aa alfalfa. Next in the list comes one of the very best known of all Drltlsh syndicates— tha Anglo-American. To the man familiar with the live stock of Wyoming and Colorado, there is no brand more familiar than that of the lazy H. Every stockman in Wyoming knowa ~ ' the brand, and knows, too, that every animal bearing it is watched. The cattle thief steers clear of the lazy H brand, because he knows that punishment would be swift and suro if he tried to hair brand any of the company*!! cattle. The riders of the Anglo-American company are old plainsmen, most of them, and a thief had better have the devil himself after him than one of them. Another service which these syndicate hold ings perform for the Englsh is to serve as an asylum for the younger sons of aristo cratic families who stray a long ways from the straight and narrow path. It is astonish ing to note the number of Englishmen on these ranches who bear marks of dissipation and who are delighted with the wholly un trammeled existence which the range life affords. The cattle ranges have been the saving of many an Englishman whose start on the downward career was excellent. I recollect several years ago of making, in company with the superintendent, the in spection of one of these tremendous ranches. The one fact which impressed itself upon me, outside of the magnitude of the hold ings, was the number of young men I met whom in after years I have encountered here as lights of the peerage. From none of these have I ever heard other than praise for America, and many of them frankly ad mit that the existence they led there, more than anything else, made men of them. KEE-TO-WAHS EXCITED. fherokee Secret Society on the War Path. CHELSEA, I. T., Sept. 4.— Couriers arriving from the eastern part of Cherokee nation, in the Grand River bottoms, bring news that great ex citement Is now in order among the full-bloods — the Kee-To-Wah society, which really caused the Cherokee com mission to suspend the negotiations with the Dawes commission looking to allotment of lands and dissolution of tribal government. It is strongly agi tating the full-bloods to immediate ac tion over the impending change, and urges them to oppose it, even to the use of force. The Kee-Too-Wahs held a big meeting about twenty-five miles east of here yesterday, and about 1,500 full-bloods were present. Resolutions were passed condmning any treaty ac tion. The plan of emigration to Mex ico next spring was discussed. JB Concert at Visitation Convent. On Thursday evening, Sept. 9, a con cert will be given at the Visitation Convent, University and Robert streets, in which some of our choicest local talent will appear. The names of Miss Grace Bee Whitridge, Mrs. De Wolf, Miss Elsie Shawe, Claude Mad den, Miss Wilson and others of equal note cannot fail to attract an audienco large enough to fill the magnificent, spacious hall of the academy. The concert over, the oid'^Tiils and friends of the institution will hold a reunion. m A- - f Typographical Union No. 30 holds its regvggiUa lar monthly meeting this afternoon at 2:30. President Gleason requests all members to be present, as final arrangements for the pa rade wi:i be completed. Patriotism to tha cause should be an inducement for every member to be present. The Stlllwater branch, through the good work of J. B. Wood, of this city, organizer for the American Federation of Musicians, has become a member of that organization. The new union has twenty charter members, and will take part in the parade of labors' hosts tomorrow. They will head the trades and labor assembly. F. E. Hoffman will act as chairman of tha committee on sports at the fair grounds to morrow. He takfs the place of Louis Nash, who will be out of the city. One new member Joined the stPreotypeiV union at the meeting of that organization Thursday evening. Topics of peculiar Interest to the members were discussed. Labor day matters were also considered.