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THE PgILY GLOBE IS PUBLISHED EVERY DAY AT IHBWSPAPER ROW, COR. FOURTH AJfD MINNESOTA STS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES, Payable fn Advance. Daily ami Snndny, Per Montli Daily and Sunday, Sis Months 92.75 Daily and Sunday, One Year - $5.01> Dally Only, Per Month «-- - - - 40 Daily Only, Six Months -•» -- - $2.25 Dally Only, One Year ?4.00 Sunday Only, One Tear f l - 50 Weekly, One Year --•-- ?1.00 Address nh communications and make all remittances payrble to TIIp GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minn. Complete flies of the Globe always kept on hand for reference. TODAY'S WEATHER. WASHINGTON, Dcr. 27.— Forecast for Tues day: Minnesota and the Dakotas — Partly cluudy weather; warmer; southerly winds. Wisconsin— Generally fair; warmer; light variable winds, becoming southerly. Montana— Threatening weather; southwest erly winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. Vnited States Department of Agriculture, Weather Dureau, Washington, Dec. 27, 6:48 p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian Time.— Observations tak<>n at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Place. Tern. < Place. Tern. St. Paul 14 Qu'Appelle 12 iMiluth »' Minncdosa 12 Huron IS Winnipeg 8 Bismarck 20 Wllliston :i- Buffalo 16-24 Havre 40 Boston 26-34 Helena 4i;cheyenne 36-42 Kdmonton oO Chicago 21-24 Uattleford SCincinnatl 32-34 Prince Albert 8 Montreal 8-2J Calgary 28 New Orleans 52-54 Medicine Hat 42|New Yerk 2S-36 Swift Current 32PIttsburg 30-30 DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 30.25; mean temperature, 10; relative humidity, 82; wind at 8 p. m.,.north west; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature, 16; minimum temperature, D-; daily range 11; amount of precipitation in last twenty-four hours, trace. Note— Barometer eorrcx-ted for temperature and elevation. P. F. Lyons, Observer. -^ - WHO ARE PAYING THE DEBTS f If it be true that England is our creditor and we her debtor, we are, or should be, liquidating our debts in a manner that will soon relieve us from debt and reverse the positions. We cannot certainly be going on year after year piling up annual balances of trade in our favor which represent only free gifts. Something- must be received for the excess, and, as it does not appear in the lists of imports, it must be in the liquidation of debts, usually a silent and unpublished pro cesp. The London Statist Is giving an attention to the trade relations of the two countries that indicates the impor tance given there to this excess of th< tr buying over their selling. In the eleven years ISS7-97 the least excess of our exports to England over lm -1 nuts was £38,500,000 in 1888, and for 1897 the Statist estimates that England will buy £80,000,000 more of our prod ucts than she sells of hers to us. Thla $100,000,000 is paid in something. The Statist is evidently of the opin ion that we are borrowing less and paying off previous loans. It says Eng land is loaning less, being unwilling to make investments here because of the uncertain condition of our currency question; but, if that is the case, it makes it all the more probable that English capitalists are realizing on their investments fn our stocks and bonds made when their confidence had not been disturbed. Assuming this to be the true explanation of this appar ently unpaid balance of trade, it be comes a matter of local interest to know who it is, what division of our industrial army it is, that is doing this enormous debt paying; which one Is furnishing the money or the means? For the ten months ending with Oc tober the value of our exports was $204,000,000 in excess of our imports. Of the $542,000,000 worth of our products sent abroad, $548,000,000 worth was the produce of our farms. They were 65 per cent of the entire value of all ex ports. Our manufacturers reached a higher percentage than they have yet attained, but they lagged behind the farms with but 27 per cent of all, rep resenting- $23i,72.5,0?7 worth. With all the fostering they have had for over thirty years, it would seem as if they might do a little more than that in this debt-paying operation and not be continually begging the farmers to help support them in addition to fur rishing the wherewithal to pay off the bulk of debt. The monthly report of the statistician of the treasury for November indicates more strongly than did the October summary how much of this debt reliev ing the farms of the country are do ing. For the eleven months of the cal endar year the value of farm products sent out amounted to $598,206,090. This is greater than the amount of the whole twelve months of any year since 1893. except ISO 6, when the total was $634, --625.450. It exceeds the exports of prod uce for the eleven months of 1896, which were $533,099,512. Of this nearly 5G00.000.000, breadstuffs contributed over one-third, or $213,596,427; provi sions, $121,031,876, and cattle and hogs, $33,083,476. The fall in the price of cot ton has reduced the share of the plant ers from over $233,000,000 in. 1896 to ?176,301,75S in these eleven months. The world's shortage in breadstuffs Is shown in the excess of our exports over former years, the value for the eleven months of this year being $213, --590,427, as compared with $154,656,770 for 1596; $108,633,398 for 1595, and $111,646,430 for 1594. Provisions show an increase of $4,500,000, and cattle and hogs of $1,500,000 over 1896. It thus appears that, as usual, it is the farms of the country that are now doing: the debt paying, aa they have hitherto furnish ed the foundation for the borrowing. THE COUNCIL'S RECORD. TVe have thought it worth while to devote a considerable space in our col umns this morning to a condensed sum mary of the record of the present city council on street railway matters. That ie not an Invidious distinction, because it really represents all the record that the council has. It has not done any thing else, as far as we can recall. It has occupied eighteen montns of official existence almost ex clusively with discussion of proposi tions relating to the street railway company. These have been shuttle cocked back and forth from assembly to board and from board to assembly with rare skill. In all these months such care has been taken that, by no accident, except In two cases, did an ordinance get through both houses. In those circumstances the company paid no attention to it, as it was prob ably understood and intended in ad vance that it should do. A record such as this does not sim ply happen and is not devoid of mean ing. It speaks more loudly and to the point than volumes. When the so-call ed representatives of the people devote a year and a half to a single topic; when they introduce resolutions and ordinances by the score, refer and de bate and re-refer them, pass them in one house and kill them in another, pass them in one and have them amended in the other and then refuse to pass them as amended; when they dicker and talk and trade, to the ex clusion of every other subject, without at any time coming within reasonable distance of positive action, the people are justified in coming to the conclu sion that this is what was intended. No course could have served the street railway company so well as this. To pass ordinances compelling it to do Its duty would have been unpalatable; to pass other ordinances distinctly and openly In i v .s favor might have pro voked opposition to the danger point; to hold everything in suspense was the action most acceptable to a company that desired no change, unless it were in the direction of larger privileges. We doubt if there is a city council in the country, or ever has been, whose record would equal ov approach that which we publish this morning. For a year and a half our assemblymen and aldermen have done nothing but propose legislation, fated from its birth to futility, relating to the affairs of the street railway company. Incompetence and imbecility or actual treason to the cause and the interests of the people, whichever one may be pleased to call it, could go no further. The record is made up. How do the people of St. Paul like it, and what do they think of their precious city council? , ««». THE THANKS WE GET. The tone of the Spanish press and the comments generally made upon the position of the United States In the Cuban affair Indicate the amount of gratitude that follows our endeavor to maintain a position of strict neutrality. If there has been anything that has chafed the American people, particular ly during the progress of the Cuban rebellion, it is that the naval forces of the United States have been used prac tically to help the Spanish cause. This arose from the fact that the insur rection was in one sense a domestic affair of Spain, and that It commanded a very wide and general sympathy among our people. It was understood that there would be a continuous series of expeditions fitted out In our ports to carry men and munitions of war to the aid of the Cuban patriots if we did not prevent. Therefore, each succeed ing administration has left nothing undone to prevent a violation of the neutrality laws. Vessels of the United States have been constantly on the alert to intercept any such parties or vessels bent upon this errand, and so thoroughly has the work been done that the Spanish government cannot point to a single instance in which men or stores sent from a port In the Unit ed States have landed on Cuban shores and contributed to the relief of the in surgents. It has been an utterly distasteful work to us. While the bloody policy of Spain was being carried forward in Cuba, our own course, although neces sary for the preservation of our honor, has put us practically in the position of an auxiliary to Spain. We have had to repress the generous impulses of our own people, to sacrifice the silent desire of our own authorities to help Cuba to freedom and to actually rein force the Spanish forces in Cuban wa ters by the work of our own ships. What is the return we get for this? It Is the more determined hostility of Spain, a renewed censure of the con duct of the United States government and the suggestion that the forthcom ing reply to Gen. Woodford's note will be a sharp arraignment of the attitude of this country. It Is perhaps no more than we deserve for our folly and in sincerity in pressing impertinent and improper resolutions on the Cuban mat ter In congress. The feeling in which Spain indulges is due, not to any overt acts on our part nor even to our sym pathy with Cuba, but to the wild speeches In congress that were intend ed merely to make capital with the jingoes. Our Cuban policy has been neither fish, flesh nor good red herring. With one arm of the government we have suppressed filibustering, while with the other we have encouraged it. We have not dared to interfere openly and ac tively as we ought to have done in the beginning, but we have indulged, aa even Mr. McKinley did in his last mes sage, in unseemly talk about what we might be compelled to do In the future; which has all the effect of active in tervention as far as enraging Spain is concerned, while it advantages the Cubans nothing at all. The unpleasant situation that now exists Is entirely a consequence of our own folly. In the eyes of the other nations, as well as of Spain, we are guiltless of infringing neutrality, but we are plainly guilty of an Interference that is quite as offen sive In their eyes. We have the blame but not the game. It ia much to be desired, although It Is almost too much to hope, that a positive po icy that shall reflect due credit upon us where credit belongs to us, and that shall save us from the odium of empty blustering:, THE SAINT PAUjC GI,OBS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1897. will some time recommend itself to the people at "Washington. -*». BANK OF MINNESOTA REORGANIZA TION. "We publish in another column a com munication signed by a number of creditors of the Bank of Minnesota, which is in detail their plan for a re organization of that institution. Wo do not propose to discuss the merits of the scheme as presented, or to argue either for or against its feasibility, which is a matter to be settled between the debtors and creditors themselves. It is proper for us to say, however, that there is no question about the desira bility of carrying through some reor ganization plan. It would have been a good thing for the community had this been done long ago, and it will be well for both the community and the creditors of the bank if it can now be done. It is hardly necessary that we should reiterate the familiar fact that the creditors of the bank themselves, if harmoniously organized under a good system of financing, can always realize more from its assets than any other persons. The receivership of the Bank of Minnesota has been faithfully and admirably conducted; and, if the affairs of the institution remain in the receivers' hands, the best possible arrangement of them under that system will be carried through. It is no reflection upon them, or upon any receivers, to advert to the fact that the ultimate results of a receiver ship are not as favorable as those of a reorganization of a concern that has gone into liquidation. This follows from the fact that, when the persons interested are in charge of their own business, they can do things which re ceivers are not permitted to do under the law. For instance, in the present case it is known that a very large part of the assets of the Bank of Minnesota consists of titles or equities to real es tate. In many cases these equities need protection. The expenditure of b. small amount of money upon the prop erty or the renewal of a first mortgage, by which it may now be covered, and which may require renewal, would as sure the realization of a considerable sum in the future. The receivers can not put out money collected for the depositors on property that is already encumbered, although they may be convinced that to do so would save a handsome amount in the future. If the bank were reorganized it could take care of the real estate that belongs to the creditors, and we think no intelli gent person doubts that the time Is not bo far distant when this can be con verted into cash. Again, as has been pointed out in the statement by the creditors, there is a considerable portion of the real estate for which depositors would be quite willing to surrender their certificates in exchange. All such arrangements as this, by which indebtedness might be discharged and assets realized upon, could be carried forward expeditiously and to advantage by a careful and conservative management under reor ganization. We have now completely passed the crisis in which some of our banks were Involved a year ago. Con fidence is restored and business is ex cellent. These are conditions that seem to be very favorable to a reorganiza tion movement, and it seems to us that all Interests will be well served by such a conduct of the affairs of the Bank of Minnesota under some such plan as that which has been suggested. Jußt as soon as congress shall have trans formed the Democratic deficit Into a Republi can surplus.— Dispatch. Congress has more on Its hands than It ap pears capable of handling In changing a Re publican deficit Into a surplus. Better skin its own mephitus Amerlcanus first. m While cutting wood in the woods his axe caught a limb, making a fowl blow which struck hia left ankle joint penetrating to the bone. — Mora Times. Was the fowl on the limb? And did the ax only make It blow? And how could the blow of a fowl penefrate to the ankle bone of a man? -•- Representative Tawney last week Intro duced a bill In congress for pure beer. Good thing, push It along.— Waseca Radical. Which is the "good thing," the bill or the beer? If the latter make th« order for "zwel," please. -o- RODENBERG IS THE MAN. New President of the Life Insurance Clearing 1 Company, Thomas B. Scott, the ex-president of the Life Insurance Clearing company, called at the Globe office last night, and desired the publication of the fol lowing: We, the undersigned, directors of the Life Insurance Clearing Comapny of 9t. Paul, Minn., are desirous o>f correcting certain er roneous statements and impressions regard ing the management of this company, tyid especially regarding Its president, Mr. Scott We wish to say that Mr. Scott has not been asked to resign- the presidency of the company by either the board of directors or the Insurance conim-lssloner. but after a full consultation with the board of directors It was unanimously decided, Mr. Scott being more prominent that any one else in urging it, that a practical and experienced insurance man should be put In charge of the affairs of the company, and at Mr. Scott's request George W. Rcxienberg, for many years con nected with the Germanla Life Insurance company, has been elected as president of the Life Insurance Clearing company, to take charge of its affairs. — Freeman P. Strong — W. C. Edwards, .. , — H. Burton Strait, —William R. Dorr, Mamfoers of the Board of Directors. Mr. Scott said, in answer to the ques tion, that he would continue his con nection with the company as one of its directors, and would retain the stock he holds in the company. Asked if there was anything he cared to say about the affairs of the company, he replied: "I do not know as there is anything to say." One Shot Did It. -. Officer Tschida, the big blonde policeman who looks after the welfare of the public at Seventh and Wabasha streets, yesterday carved his name In everlasting characters on the annals of police history. He but did his I duty. It Is true, but the manner In which, the I dee>d was performed undoubtedly entitles him to immortal fame. Officer Tsclvida's claims to renown are in this instance based upon the expeditious and humane extinguishing of life's fluttering spark In the mangled body of a mongrel cur which was run over by an interurban car at Exchange and Wabasha 1 streets yesterday afternoon. One shot from j the policeman's revolver ended the brute's I suffering, and as those in the crowd recalled j similar Incidents where some maimed anJ- I mal's body has been reduced to a sieve by ; the wild aim of a rattled policeman, who , finally was obliged to resort to an ax or j club, a ripple of applauso greeted Officer j Tschida's accomplished feat. AGTOfI flflD WW SUPT. FORD, OF OWATONNA, CRITI CISES THE STATE INSPECTORS VERY SEVERELY AT THE TEACHERS' MEETING WHICH OPENEQ YESTERDAY AFT ERNOON AT THE WINDSOR HO TEL, IN THIS CITY. HIS CONTEMPORARIES, THOUGH, i Repudiate His Strictures, Attribut ing Them to a Personal Con flict With One of the Men. li. H. Ford, of Owatonna, threw a bomb Into the city and village super intendents' section of the state educa tional association last night. At one time the section was on the verge of resorting to a star chamber session. Mr. Ford read a paper on the "Rela tion of the State Inspector to the State Superintendent," in which he attacked both the state school inspectors in quite drastic terms and followed his paper up with a red-hot speech, which occa sioned a spirited discussion, several members trying to get the floor at once. An educator from the southern part of the state was recognized by the chair and moved that the association do not go on record as approving of the charg es contained In Mr. Ford's paper, and that the association do not stand for its authorship. Mr. Ford secured the floor again, and said if the motion prevailed he would give his entire paper to the press for publication. The motion did not prevail, but there was some lively talk among the members for the next ten minutes. The sense of the entire meeting.with the exception of Mr. Ford, seemed to be that the state inspectors had given satisfaction, and when the legislature provided for that office it had made a valuable addition to the state educational department. It was openly charged after the meeting that Mr. Ford, who had been instrumental in the arranging for the meeting of the city and village superintendents, in fact Issuing the call, had gotten them to gether for the express purpose of at tacking: the state Inspectors, with whom it is alleged that he had a per sonal grievance by reason of the fact that a short time ago he had some diffi culty with one of the inspectors who was on a visit to Owatonna. It being the first meeting of the city and village superintendents, it was taken as rather an indelicate procedure that Mr. Ford should spring his attack on the state superintendents before the association had been fairly launched. Both Mr. Ford and the chairman of the meeting refused to make public the contents of the paper, but it is understood that Mr. Ford set forth certain alleged prac tices on the part of the state inspectors, which, if true, made them appear In a bad light, but the unanimous verdict of the sixty superintendents present was that they had received fair treatment at the hands of the inspectors, and that the office was a most beneficial one to the educational Interests of the state. E. G. Adams, of Northfleld, poured oil upon the troubled waters by intro ducing a resolution providing for an appointment of a committee of five to confer with the inspectors and show them Mr. Ford's charges and if they were true to take steps to remedy the evils. Mr. Adams' proposition was re jected, with a general laugh, and some body moved that the matter be drop ped and the newspapers be refused any part of Mr. Ford's paper. The mo tion prevailed and the meeting pro ceeded with the programme of the evening. Virgil G. Curtis next gave an address on "The Annual Election of Teachers and Officers." Mr. Curtis said he was sorry the meeting had been so wrought up over the matter of state inspectors, as, for his part, his dealings with thorn had been entirely satisfactory. The in spectors certainly had been subjected to a process of roasting and sizzling, and he thought the superintendents were well able to judge the efficiency of the state inspectors. , Mr. Curtis in his address on this topic maintained that the tenure- of office of all school officers should not be arbitrarily limit ed. Mr. Curtis gave a very compre hensive view of his subject. The committee on nominations ap pointed in the afternoon reported back their selections as W. F. F. Selleck, of Austin, for president, and W. J. Schmitz, of Albert Lea, for secretary and treasurer. The report of the com mittee was unanimously adopted. The meeting then adjourned until a call should be issued by the president for the next meeting, which would prob ably be held in connection with the next annual meeting of the state asso ciation. The afternoon meeting was opened with a general discussion as to the best means of perfecting an organization. Several were in favor of organizing as a section of the main association, while others were opposed to such action, be lieving in such a case their work would be confined to one meeting a year and that in connection with the state association. After a lengthy dis cussion It was decided to leave the de tails of the organization until af£er they had gotten in working order. H. A. Franklin was elected temporary chairman, and L. H. Ford, secretary. On motion a committee was appointed on organization to report at the even ing session, consisting of F: D. Hub bard, Red Wing; H. A. Wells, Still water, and P. W. Ross, of Morris. Su perintendent S. S. Parr, of St. Cloud, read a paper on "School Legislation." He thought there was much legisla tion needed In the interests of city and village schools, despite the fact that the statute books were full of school legislation. There were many cases where legislation could do much gooO. The most Important requirement of a superintendent was to be able to judge> the qualifications of an applicant, and to know the composites of a good teacher. Mr. Parr said some of the men who had reached distinction In the educational world were men who set themselves against the introduc tion of fads and foreign elements of all kinds. Legislation which benefited the school benefited its head, and the Interests of the superintendent and the school should be Identical. He did not think politics should enter into the school, but occasionally the "spoils" element did, and worked great injury to the school and its constituents. He thought the tenure of office of the superintendent should be longer, as it took a man at least two years to get acquainted with his" school district. The superintendents in ten of the largest towns in the state averaged three years, and In forty other smaller places they held office for only two years, which worked injustice all around. The idea of holding an annual election In a school district was absurd, as it was the opinion of educators in general, he thought, that superintendents should hold until removed for cause. After Mr. Parr had finished his ad dress there was a general discussion of the points involved in the arguments which Mr. Parr had made. The meet ing then adjourned until 8 o'clock. HEADS OF THE COUNTIES. Superintendents Were Not an Bellig erent as the Municipal, The county superintendents section met In the senate chamber last even ing. "When President Nelson called the meeting to order there were about fifty present, and he stated that there would be a large number arrive this morning, so that their meeting this afternoon would undoubtedly be largely attended. The first address on the programme was delivered by President E. A. Nel son, of Hallock. Mr. Nelson thought that society and polities had their dem agogues, but that class of people had no place in the ranks of the county superintendents' section. Geo. W. Scherer gave a paper on "Some things that are and some things tfcat ought to be." Mr. Scherer held that the grammer schools of Minnesota were the superior of any in this coun try, or any European country. He had traveled all through Germany, and while the colleges of that country ex celled those of this, American grammer schools were much in advance of the German schools, where the teachers did more whipping than teaching. The sanitary conditions of our schools were away ahead of those in Germany. He strongly advocated the summer schools, and hoped in the future more emphasis wculd be put on that department of the state's work. Last summer the school In Blue Earth county had an at tendance of 107, and many another county could make Just as good a show ing. He thought the present teachers' examinations given by the state board, were entirely too easy, as about 80 per cent of those examined passed, while a number of years ago, when the ques tions were harder, about 80 per cent failed. He thought the standard of the first grade teachers' certificate should be raised and there would not be so many incompetent teachers in the coun try districts. A. H. Steltz, of Duluth, discussed Mr. Scherer's paper, after which there was a little informal discussion on the points involved. State Superintendent W. "W. Pender gast spoke of the $50 allowance made district schools, which was a great aid to them and greatly encouraged educa tors in the more rural parts of the state. He thought the next legislature would make provision for an adequate appropriation to cover all districts of the state, as the present appropriation will only give 20 per cent of the coun ties their allowance. "Records, How and What to Keep," was the subject of an interesting talk by C. A. Boston, who was followed by Flora J. Frost, who spoke on "Com pulsory Attendance." THEY ARE ARRIVING. Tenchcrs Are Coming to the Annual Session. The corridor of the "Windsor hotel piesented an animated appearance late yesterday afternoon, as the late trains brought in many of the visiting edu cators, while the evening: trains brought in a still greater number. It Is expected that the bulk of the visitors will arrive this morning, many of them in time to take part in the opening ex ercises of the convention. Among the arrivals yesterday were: George B. Chamlin, Minneapolis; Edwin O. Grover, Minneapolis; L. H. Ford, Owa tonna; I. O. Torsen, Renville; O. H. Grocerson, Park Rapids; E. W. Avery, Minneapolis; J. A. Mabey, Lake City; E. E. Brown, "Winona; Hat tie E. Keith, Winona; Jennie Burns, Winona; E. George, St. Peter; E. T. Critchett, New Ulm; W. C. Smith, Minneapolis; W. J. Schmitz, Albert Lea; R. W. Cranston, Minneapolis; Peter W. Ross, Morris; F. N. Hubbard, Red Wing; George R. Franklin. Faribault; W. B. Walter, Farmington; A. L. Mcßee, Shakopee; H. C. Hess, Sleepy Eye; G. E. Johnson, Hinckley; W. F. F. Selleck, Austin; H. L. Merrill, Hutchinson; S. S. Parr, St. Cloud; C. D. Mariner, Sauk Rapids; Kate Gill, Moorhead; Ellen Ford, Moor head; E. M. Phillips, Dawson; C. W. Paige. Dawson; S. I. Race, Redwood Falls; F. Burlingame, Perham; U. S. V. Hervig, Perham. Among the arrivals last night were: Maud Graves, Adrian; Mary G. Dunn, Adrian; Jessie Spencer, Adrian; Es telle Spencer, Adrian; Josephine Holt, Mankato; E. W. Porke, Plpestone; J. N. Childs, Ortonville; M. Kranz, Lake Benton; E. Wilson, Lake Benton; J. A. Poirier, Duluth; D. Stewart, Fargo: Isabel Lawrence, St. Cloud; M. J. O'Rourke, Duluth; Estelle Tenno, Will mar; Miss Fancher, Willmar; Miss Hennings, Willmar; P. P. Kennedy, Fairmont; V. R. Wassen, Blue Earth City; W. Kencley, St. Cloud; E. G. Adams, Northfleld; B. M. Reynolds, Northfield; F. A. Schafer. Renville; K. W. Buell. Preston; E. E. Lackerby, Preston; I. B. Goodman, St. Cloud; Jennie Wright, St. Cloud. HIGH SCHOOL FOLK. They Will Begin Their Sessions This Afternolon. The high school section will begin today at 2:30, at the house of represen tatives' hall. The programme Is as fol lows: President's Address— "Tendencies In Edu cation." Paper — "Literature and Character," Kath erine Gill. Moorhead. Discussion. Paper — "Environment An Important Fac tor In Education," Lafayette Bliss, Wasc«a. Discussion. Paper — "Place of Art In Secondary E'duea tion," Jessie Spencer, Mankato. Discussion. Paper — "Picture Projection In School Work," Judge Frank T. Wilson, SUllwater. Discussion. MAYOR DORAN'S LIST. Names of Those Willing to Serve on City Boards. The list of candidates for appoint ment on the water board has been in creased by the addition of the name of Allan Black. The names from which the mayor will make his selection had narrowed down to. Maj. John Espy, W. L. Ames, J. M. Carlson, Allan Black and Patrick W. Hudner. The name of George H. Schller, the St. Peter street barber, has been add ed to the list of candidates for appoint ment on the fire board, a delegation from the Fourth ward yesterday hand ing Mr. Schiler's name to the mayor. Today a delegation from the citizens' Union of the First ward will call on the mayor and present the name of A. G. Johnson as a^ candidate for one of the positions on 'the fire board. It is reported that the mayor will appoint to the fire board W. R. Shaw, of the Sixth ward, Assemblyman O. H. Aro sln, of the First ward, and E. E. Hugh son, of the Seventh ward. DEAD IN BUTTE. Passlns of Felix McCarthy, Former Resident of St. Paul. Word was received In St. Paul yester day of the death of Felix McCarthy, brother of Charles I. McCarthy, of the firm of McCarthy & Donnelly, this city. Mr. McCarthy died somewhat suddenly at the Sisters' hospital, Butte, Mont. The cause of death was pneumonia, and the deceased had been ill but a few days. Mr. McCarthy was well known In St. Paul, where he lived for a number of years. For a time he conducted the restaurant In connection, with the Buckingham. About a year ago he went to Butte, where he has been en gaged in the jewelry business. Mr. Mc- Carthy was about forty- two years of age. Charles I. McCarthy left for Butte yesterday to get the remains and bring them to this city for lntermeat. Mars Lodge Will Entertain. The character carnival which the mem bers of Mars Lodse No. 2202, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, have been preparing for, begina tills evening at Odd Fellows' hall, on Wabasha street, between Third and Fourth streets, and will last tomorrow and Thursday evening*. The affair promisee to be one of the mo3t Interesting events planned and carried out by the colored Odd Fellows, and their friends are asked to appear dur ing the progress of tho carnival In character costume. There will be programmes includ ing songs and recitations each evening. GETS AFTER THE COUNCIL. -Trades and Labor Assembly Has Some Grievances. Last evening's meeting of the trades and labor assembly was attended by ninety-eight delegates, and more than usual interest and enthusiasm, were displayed. Credentials were received for C. H. Stratton, J. B. Morrison, Rob ert Armstrong and Fred Meig, as dele gates from the carpenters' union. A communication was received from the brewery workers and malsters, of Milwaukee, containing a list of unfair malt firms in that city, and a commit tee was appointed to ascertain if any of their products was used in this city. The assembly has now three hot irons in the fire, viz: Free text books, union label ordinance, and the corning problem of designating a city printer for the coming year. The first propo sition, it is claimed, has for years been buried by the powers that be under the subterfuge of economy, and owing to the Quixotlan statesmanship of the local lawmakers. The assembly has appointed a committee of ten to appear before the council and call attention to what the labor people regard as a dis creditable neglect on the part of the city of St. Paul In the line of educa tional facilities. The committee on label ordinance re ported progress, and was granted fur ther time. The press and council committee, which has been assisting a committee from Typographical Union No. 30, re ported that the assembly and board of aldermen had "filed" the trades as sembly's communication asking for a conference, without even the civility of reading the same. This action on the part of the city council created con siderable discussion, with the result that another communication will be forwarded, and will be accompanied by witnesses. One delegate suggested the "lone hand" that wrote "Mene mene tekel" for Nebuchadnazzer, but as this was considered a last resource, It was desired to make another effort to cap ture the citadel. An able committee from the tailors' union appeared before the assembly In relation to its recent difficulties, and made a favorable Impression. The committee having charge of the dance to be given Jan. 17 to swell the mass meetings' fund, reported that all the details were In competent hands. Tho events will be properly advertised and much Is expected from the harvest. Five or six of the best labor speakers in the United States have expressed their willingness to come to St. Paul, and the prospects are they will be call ed upon to appear. Delegate Geraghty, who represented the St. Paul Trades Assembly at the Nashville convention of the American Federation of Labor, submitted an ex haustive report of the proceedings at that place. The boycott on the Metropolitan theater was formally "declared off" and the expressions of relief by anxious patrons of this house were refreshing. The boilermakers' union held an un usually enthusiastic meeting at Assem bly hall last evening. Four candidates were initiated and sixteen new appli cations were received. A special meet ing will be held Jan. 17. The electrical workers held one of their interesting and instructive meet ings last evening. New candidates "rode" the goat and the usual discus sion of useful topics indulged in. GOOD TEMPLARS MEET. The Annual Session of the Scandi navian Independents. The seventh annual session of the Junior grand lodge, Scandinavian In dependent Order Good Templars, open ed yesterday at Garfield hall, Payne avenue and Wells street. The sessions will cover a period of three days. The morning's session was somewhat remarkable for the fact that over eigh ty lodges were represented by dele gates, and it Is expected that by to morrow 100 lodges, having a member ship of over 1,200, will be represented. John Dahlby, grand templar, Is pre siding over the sessions, and the rec ords are being kept by Grand Secretary Sorenson. The report of the grand secretary was presented. The report did not show any material gain in the membership of the order, but a very marked in crease in the total fund on hand and collected during the year. The benevo lent work of the order has been pushed energetically during the past year, and the accident and benefit features of the association are prospering. Tonight Garfield lodge will tender the delegates a reception at the hall, to which the ladiea will be Invited. AROUND THE HOTELS. Names Tbat Adorned the Local Reg ister* Yesterday. H. G. Nettey, of Evansvllle, Minn., Is at the Metropolitan. F. B. Bertram, of Dodge Center, Is at tho Metropolitan. I. I. Beyon, of Mountain Lake, is at the Metropolitan. A. H. Bertram, formerly secretary of th© stato dairy and fond commission, was In the city yesterday, coming down from his home at Mont.cello on the daybreak train. Charles H. Peck, of New York, Is a guest at tho Ryan. J. A. McDougal, of Mundan, Is at the Mer chants'. C. S. Reed -was registered at the Mer chants' yesterday. W. K. Smith, of Chicago, was Quartered at the Ryan yesterday. AJ Stewart, of Lltchfleld, was a guest at the Merchants' yesterday. H. C. Brlce, of La Crosse, is at the Mer chants'. W. 8. Dent, of ■Winnipeg, registered at the Windsor yesterday. L. H. Lord, Owatonna, stopped at the Windsor yesterday. A. C. Wilkinson, of Crookston, was at the Merchants' yesterday. Philip Koenlgsberger, of New York, Is at the Ryan. A. A. Zelch, of Annandale, was a guest at the Clarendon yesterday. S. A. Campbell, of Elmira, N. V., was at the Ryan yesterday. G. W. Kunstead, of Kansas City, Is at the Rv*a. LOCAL NEWS NOTES. Among tho out of town people in St. Paul yesterday was Charles P. Reeves, the author of the Reeves mining tax bill in tho last legislature. A union midnight service will be held at tho Church of the Good SheDherd New Year's eve. beginning at 11:30. Bishop Gilbert win participate in tha Bervico. Judga Lewis was tha only Judge of the dis trict court who was laboring yesterday. He spent the morning testing the fitness of can didates for wearing Uncle Sara's badge of cltizonship. Fifty applicants presented them selves. Richard "Wilder, employed in a livery barn at Merrlam Park, Is at the city hospital suf fering from an Injured spine. Five days ago he fell in the barn and hurt his back. The injury, which seemed trivial at first, has as sumed a serious form. One hundred prospective citizens of Kulm, N. D., former subjects of Russia, spent yes terday at the union depot waiting to leave for the far Northwest. Most of the men will take up 160 acres of North Dakota wheat land. The immigrants are from the north of Russia. Tho coopers' union of the city will meet "Wednesday for tho purpose of trying to bring several non-union shops in the city within the Jurisdiction of the union. All of the "tight barrel workers" in town are already members, and an effort will b« made to in duce the others to Join. Ways Separate at the Forks. Special to the Globe. CHAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 27.— Dr. Sco fleld. of Brooklyn. N. V., on<s of tho best known dentists in the East, has started an action for a divorce here ou grounds of cruel and. Inhuman treatment. FlifljWES AGRIfI RAGE IT IS EAST GRAND FORKS THIS THfE WHICH IS VIS ITED. LOSS OF FULLY $30,000. GRAHAM CLOTHING AND GROCERY BTORH COMPLETELY DESTROYED. RECEIVER FOR OXE MERRITT. It Is Asktd for by the St Paul Na tional Bank— News of the Northwest. Special to the Globe. GRAND FORKS, X. D., Dec. 27.— M. Graham's large clothing: and grocery store, in East Grand Forks, burned to night, the fire originating from the fur nace. Part of the upper floor was used by several secret societies as a lodge room, and the other part by Mr. Gra ham for living: apartments. He and his family are in Canada on a visit, and from what can be learned he carried an insurance of nearly $18,000. His stock and building were worth probably $30, --000. Other buildings adjoining were saved by the strenuous work of the firemen. The building owned by Mr. Graham was formerly a school building and was but recently moved to its pres ent location. The fact that it was well built saved two or three blocks from total destruction. The secret orders will lose about $300, with no Insurance. RECEIVER FOR L. MERRITT Asked for by the St. Fanl National Dank, and Granted. Special to tha Globe. DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 27.— Judga Cant, of the district court, today grant ed the application of the St. Paul Na tional bank that a receiver be appoint ed for Leonidas Merritt. Mr. Merritt is one of the brothers that figured so prominently a few years ago in the case against John D. Rockefeller. Some time ago the St. Paul bank secured judgment against Leonidas Merritt. He failed to satisfy the judgment and was called before a referee, appointed by the court, to take disclosure as to his possessions. In the Rockefeller case it will be remembered that the oil king settled for half a million dollars, and during the disclosure proceedings Mer ritt swore that he did not know what became of the money that was received from Rockefeller nor what his share had been. The application for a re ceiver was based on the report of the referee, which was read during today's proceedings. Who the receiver will ba is not known, as the St. Paul bank did not mention any one in its written ap plication and no names were mentioned during the hearing. Just a .short time ago another of the Merritt brothers as signed for the benefit of his creditors, and at once left the state and has tak en up his residence in Nebraska. Dur ing all the time it was supposed that all the brothers were in the same boat, but within the past month the third one hag discharged every judgment that existed against him and is suppos ed to be free from debt. Ail' «ml Man Ended Life. Owatonna, Minn., Dec. 27.— A man named Thomas, seventy-six years old, committed suicide here at noon today by shooting him self In the throat. Ho retired to hla room about 11 o'clock, where his daughter, M 133 Lottie Thomas, found him lying on ttw lloor with his face covered with Mood. Upon hia breast lay a revolver. Ho had written last letters to h!a rciatlves, \vh!-li w>>rt» found on the bed In tb.n same roam. Th imas and hla daughter camo htro six weeks ago from Bt. Char.'es and engaged rooms and board at the homo of Mrs. A. Chapman. He was In good circumstances llnacclally and never ap peared despondent. North Dakota Educators Meet. GRAND FORKS. X. D., Dec 27— The an nual meeting of the North Dakota I-Mueatlonal association will convene In this r-ity tomorrow for a three-day session. An ( laborate pro gramme has benn sir ranged for the occasion and the committee In 1 harge has arranged for the accommodation of the delegatea This hag been dono undi r some difficulties, owing to the loss of the Hotel l<<irutah, and many of them will bo cared for by tha citizens. The leading educators of the statu will par ticipate In the programme. Strange Freak 01 .Vnlnrc CROOKSTON. Minn., Dec. 27.— Ed IClleni* son, of this city, 13 the owner of ono of the most unusual freaks ever seen In thl3 portion of the country. It la a calf, born <>n I'hrlst mas morning, fully developed and perfect in form, but entirely devoid of hair. Its skin is precisely of the color and texture of an elephant's. The dam is a half-bred Jersey heifer not yet three years old. Tho calf i« healthy and lively and has every indication of long life. Since its birth <m Saturdaj morning tho frrak haa been visited by hun dreds cf people, and BeveraJ lib< ral often have been mado for Ins purchase. Sold Fort Steveanon Buildings. WASHBURN, N. D.. Dec. 27.— 0n Saturdaj Land Officers Kinter and Lamb reached For) Stevenson to auction off the government buildings and sold everything advertised a) figures much abovo tho appraisement. Thi big barn that had originally '.vrrn ment |4,G00, but appraised at $£><), was sod to John J. Koblnson, of Coal Harbor, for $350. The three officers' quarters were appraised at $25 to $00, were sold at figures from be tween $3S to $70. Everything wan sold for th« first time in tho history of Eelllng abandoned military posta_ln tho Dakotaa Line to the AKcncy. DETROIT. Minn., Dec. 27.— A project Is on foot here for the establishment of a tele phone lino to connect White Earth a^racy v.-lth Detroit, a distance of twenty-two miles. The fact that White Berth tov.n Is the heed office for 'he management of affairs of tho consolidated Indian agencies of Leech and Red Lake, and, including tho hoadtjuarters of the Chippewa Indian commission, the necessity of such communication with tha outside world becomes apparent. Pleaded Not Guilty. Spocial to the Globe. riPESTONE. Minn., Dec. 27.— 1n the district court today Phil McCall pleaded not &ui!ty to a charge of murder in the second degrea. The case was set for Jan. 25. CALLED ON CHIEF GOSS. Seattle Chief of Police Spends the Day Here. C S. Reed, chief of polioe of Seattle, "Wash., stopped over in St. Paul for several hours yesterday. The Seattle chief has been vistlng in Greenfield, Ind. "My trip was taken at this time," he stated, "because I do not expect to be able for several months to again leave Seattle. Already there are from 12,000 to 15,000 Klondike people in the city, and mixed among them are quite a number of thieves. After the first of the year we expect the real rush will begin, compared with which the pres ent is as nothing. "The Klondike travel is proving a great thing for Seattle. Houses which have been vacant for years are now filled and bring good rentals. The merchants are doing a roflblng busi ness, the streets are crowded and ther« is fully as much push as thore was dur ing the old days when the entire West was booming. During the first months of this travel we have been exceedingly lucky !n catching the thieves who have penetrated fill the big jobs, but we fully expect to have them reap a har vcat from the unsophisticated v.-ho have money aj."l are Btartlng for the Klondike." Chief Reed wraa Lha guest of Chief Goss, leaving for Scatty at 4:3 J.