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Montana — Fair, followed by light rain in western portion: warmer in northeastern ponlon; southwest to west winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. United S;atcs Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Washington, Jan. 30, 6:4S p. iv. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian Tlm<\ — Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Tem.|Place. Tern. St. Paul LB.Qu'Appelle —10 Duluth 20jMinnedosa 2 Huron Tl\ Winnipeg 0 Bismarck 12 — Williston 10;i3uffalo 8-14 Havre 28|Boston 8-10 Helena ::4, "licyenne 30-3« Edmonton 16,Chlcago 2S-30 Battleford 32-34 Prince Albert .. . .— —18-12 Calgary 26 New Orleans ....60-74 Medicine Hat 22New York 10-18 Swift Current 6'Pittaburg 28-30 — Below zero. DAILY MEAN'S. Barometer. 29.88; mean temperature 20 --e humidity. 78; wind at 8 p. m., north west: weather, dear: maximum temperature, 29; minimum temperature. 12; daily range, 17: amount of precipitation in last twenty four nous, trace. Note — Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —p. p. Lyons. Observer. JEFFERSOX ON RECIPROCITY. Washington news mentions tfie slow r.oss with which the negotiation of treaties of reciprocity under the provi sions of the Dingley act is moving. It was not until Feb. 5, 1891, that Presi dent Harrison proclaimed the first treaty, the one with Brazil, under the reciprocity feature of the McKinley act; but such negotiations then wore added to the ordinary duties of the de partment of state and must hava moved men >: ... y than now, when we have a spi :ial functionary whose sole duty and labor, subject to the inter fi rence of that all-iound diplomatic expert, Mr. John W. Foster, is to put the reciprocity machine in operation as speedily as possible. If Plenipo Ex traordinary Kasson and Supernumary Foster have brought no negotiations to a head in five months, they have r.ot done as well as did Elaine, who hustled one through In four months. But it is reassuring to be told that these matters "are progressing in a manner satisfactory to the officials," although it is added that "there is no present prospect that treaties or agree ments will be concluded in the near future." To the advocates of this sort of re ciprocal trade it must be disheartening t" be told that the very countries with which that sort of reciprocity is most highly esteemed, those with which we trade the least, are so dilatory in ac cepting our proffers of tariff ameliora tion. Brazil nor Argentine nor Chile has shown any indication whatever that it is solicitous to get the Dingley reciprocity, and it was espe cially for them that this policy was spawned. Having raised our rates on the main exports of those countries high enough to make trading stock of them, it would be rather mortifying if those governments decline to aid in their lowering and leave us in our own pitfall. It is probable that they real ize how much of a sham it is it and do not propose to put their governments on the same low level. When one would learn what the genuine article is, what real reciprocity is, one must go back to that fount of all good gov ernment, the writings of Jefferson. It matters little whether It is internal or external government, commerce or finance, he was and is the master mind. Nor are his views to be measured by present day standards. To sense his saneness, his breadth of view, one has to consider the state of government abroad, the prevailing opinion of the relations of nations, especially in mat ters of trade. The condition was one of constant belligerency. The for eigner was the enemy because he was a foreigner. Commercial warfare rag ed when military warfare was resting. This was the condition when con gress asked Jefferson, then Washing ton's secretary of state, for his opinion on Itae cour.se to be taken relative to the restrictions put up«n our commerce by other nations. There were two methods of dealing with them, he said in his report. "First, by friendly ar rangements" with them for the re moval of the restrictions, or, "second, by the separate action of our own leg islature for counteracting their effects. Tin re car. be no doubt that, of these two, friendly arrangement is the more eligible." The •'friendly arrangements" were to be made with those nations which could be induced to lessen or remove their obstructions to imports of our products, but wherever any na tion opened her ports freely to our exports we should meet them in the same with the same policy. We should extend this commercial free dom .i-.i.-t as fast and as far as other nations reciprocated. Universal free dom of trade was the ultimate condi tion towards which he looked. "Instead of embarrassing commerce under piles of r gulative duties and prohibitions," he lold congress, "could it be relieved of all its shackles in all parts of the world, could every country be employ ed in producing that which nature has best fitted it to produce and each be free to exchange with the others mv- tual surpluses for mutual wants, the greatest mass possible would then be produced of those things which con tribute to human life and human hap piness, the numbers of mankind would be increased, and their condition bet tered." This is r&ciprocity. It was fifty- three years before the ideas of Jefferson were fully adopted, and then not by his own country, but by the one which, at that time, held most tenaciously to the views enter tained today by the dominant party here. England went farther than Jef ferson advised congress in 1793 to go, for.instead of meeting stubborn restric tions on exports with retaliatory ob structions, England extends the free dom of her ports to the products of na tions that still adhere to the antiquat ed notion that trade is war and that of other nations must be hampered and crippled as much as possible. The ideal condition Jefferson aspired to, Peel and his successors reached. The Toryism that they met and overthrew is, however, strongly entrenched in a nation that boasts of its freedom. m — TOTE FAIR, NEIGHBOR. The Morris Sun cannot be put in the class of either reckless or ignorant par tisan papers, given to making state ments as for fact that they either know are false or do not know are true. It aims to be candid and fair, and gen erally is. When, however, it gives place to the following, it challenges its reputation: Oue instance of the means resorted to under the first Cleveland regime, and continued ever since, and which has practically made the law a burlesque, was the manner in which "offensive partisanship" was used to defeat the purpose and aim of civil service regula tions. It is undeniable that the simple fact that an incumbent was a Republican was cause sufficient for his prompt removal, and it must be conceded that in every instance the place vacated was filled with a most of ficiously and notoriously active partisan of the administration faith. The Sun confuses places within with those without the classified list of the civil service, appointment to the for mer being made only from the lists of eligibles, those who have passed an ex amination, and to the latter at the pleasure of the president. Had Mr. Cleveland wished to, he could not have filled a vacancy in the civil list cover ed by the rules, caused by the removal of an "offensive partisan," by a per son of his choice, whether a "most of ficious and notoriously active partisan of the administration faith" or not. The law forbade him, and he was not a man to defy or evade law. As to the places appointive at pleasure of the executive, it is true that removals were made and Democrats were ap pointed to fill the vacancies so made, but it is also true, and the Sun, if it will but rub the dust of the years off its memory, will recall that there was a tremendous outburst of indignation because President Cleveland refused to make a "clean sweep," and, when a senator or representative or "boss" de manded the removal of a Republican, he asked if the term of the incumbent had expired. If it had not, he then asked what cause there was for his re moval. Had the official failed to per form his duties? Does the Sun not remember the loud complaints made, the disgust expressed by prominent Democrats at this unprecedented stand, and does it not remember that the precedent of allowing an officer to serve out his four-year term was set by President Cleveland and has been followed ever since by his successors? Did it never hear disgruntled Demo crats say that they "might as well have elected a Republican president?" It is true that officials were removed by President Cleveland before their terms expired not only because they were faithless in discharge of duty, but because, while in office, they had made themselves offensive to a portion of those whom they served by their ex treme partisanry. He modified his rule of serving out the term to cover such cases. Where an official had been ac tively engaged in his party's campaign, neglecting his office to give politics at tention; where, for instance, a post master had made the office party head quarters, or where he had been bitter in his denunciation of the opposition, forgetting that he was as much a serv ant of his opponents as of his asso ciates, it was termed "offensive parti sanship." and he was discharged. It is true that some of these removals were unjustly made, on trumped-up charges, for Democrats, no less than Republicans, let their desire for place get the better of their truthfulness sometimes. And it Is true that the president appointed Democrats to fill vacancies, but, taking Minnesota as a sample, will the Sun say that the ap pointments made were all of "the most officiously and actively partisan" of the Democrats? Was fitness subordi nated to partisan efficiency? It is true that there were exceptions, as in Mary land and Indiana, but they were lapses from an otherwise uniform rule. Another thing the Sun should wipe the dust from and admit. If, prior to Mr. Cleveland's first term, the four year tenure of office was never re garded by any president since Jackson, after that and until Cleveland's sec ond term large number of officers who were m^re tenants at will, such as fourth-class postmasters, were swept out with each incoming administration. It was in this second term that the pres ident, without the intervention of law, practically put all these tenureless of fices under the four-year tenure by simply refusing to make removals until incumbents had served that term. That precedent, also, is being adhered to by his successor quite strictly. In view of all these facts, to which the fur bished memory of the Sun will attest, does our esteemed contemporary think that it toted fair in the article quoted? OXI2 MAX "WHO DARE XOT LIE." One cannot help feeling a certain ad miration for the man who differs radi cally with him and is sincere enough to foliow his logic to its farthest limits, just as one cannot, if he would, re strain his contempt for the other sort of fellow, who also differs, but who either differs for what there is in it for him or scurries away from the conclu sion that flows from his premises when he discovers where it leads him. So the rankest of free traders finds in the stou* consistency of Prof. George Gun ton material to stir his esteem, if he THE SAINT PAUG GI,OBS: MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1898. cannot accompany It with his respect. The professor is one of those amiable men, with a soul overflowing with phi lanthropy, who would smooth down all the roughness in the paths of men and bestrew their way with thornless roses. He belongs to that sentimental school that blinks the real, refusing "to draw the Thing as he sees it for the God of Things as they ai-e," and insists on drawing it as he would have it. It is needless to add that the professor is a staunch, undeviating disciple of that governmental school one section of which teaches the wisdom, the be neficence, the divinity of origin of "the great American system." But the professor follows his nose and turns not back nor aside because it leads him into conclusions from which his fellow disciples flee. While they are reviling those luscious fruits of their policy which have been clas sified and labeled "trusts;" while they are enacting futile laws ostracizing their own creations, the professor points to them with pride, proclaims their nativity, defends their legitimacy and finds in them compensations am ple to justify' their existence. One's admiration, for the courage of the man rises as he sees this sincere man, led by his logic to the maintenance of that law of existence, the survival of the fittest, against which his whole policy is directed. For it is from the competi tive struggles of all life that come the fittest who have proved their ability to survive. The trust from its incep tion to its full fruition is a strife for the mastery over weaker competitors. It crushes them, where it can, with ruthless hand, and reaches its end only ever their prostrate forms. But there is no turning back by Gunton merely because the syllogism of his logic de velops a conclusion adverse to his ideals. Forward he goes unwaveringly, indifferent to his desertion by the whole pack of his fellow schoolmen. The professor, finding the reach of his Magazine too short to reach the multitude, has established an Institute, over which he presides, at which he is the sole lecturer, and where, week af ter we* k, he delivers his lectures to those who are minded to go and sit at the feet of this Gamaliel. After the dis course he invites questioning from the audience. One of these lectures was given to the solving of the conun drum "Why Have We Trusts?" and it, with the questions and answers, is con tained In a "Bulletin of the Institute," with a copy of which the professor has kindly favored us. We pass his ar guments to come to his answers. One querist asked if he conceded that trusts compel smaller concerns to capitulate and become servants, and did the pro fessor think it was for the general wel fare to crush out these smaller con cerns. Generally he did, because these small affairs were on a lower plane of methods, are not as secure in business, do not make as good profit. They suf fer by their smallness. Their suppres sion by the trust "is the very best thins that can happen to the com munity." Pursuing his quest for knowledge, the questioner wanted to know what the professor was going to do with the people driven out of work by the trusts, citing the piano trust, that is even now getting in its work and crowding out the dealers who have hitherto pur sued the vocation of selling pianos. This is what will be done with them, says the professor, with a calmness as heedless of individual suffering as if he were the law of the survival of the fittest incarnate. They will be dis charged, to save expense to the trade; they will have to get positions in de partment stores; the "responsible" peo ple will be retained, but the "medi ocrity" will not be employed. It may affect the advertising mediums very much, but, my dear fellow, look at the compensations. Pianos will be improved and cheapened, and more will be made and sold and more men will be employed to make them. Is that not sufficient? And so on. Straight as a bullet to the bull's eye goes the professor to the ultimatum of his logic, while all his compatriots are shiver ing. Beginning with protection from exterior competition he ends in exclu sion of internal competition. Defend ing the policy of defeating the opera tion of the law of the survival of the fittest in trade, he ends with assert ing it because he discovers that the logic is inexorable and the one follows the other resistlessly. We close as we began, in admiration of the sincerity and courage of this unflinching protec tionist. It is something, among so much humbug and pretense, to find one Gunton. A lIETHOGRADE MOVEMENT. In that vital factor of any govern ment, taxation, there is evidence of a continuous trend in this country back wards to the favorite methods of mon archism. It was a French minister of the monarchy who defined scientific taxation as the method of plucking feathers from the goose with the least resultant squawking. Such a policy is comprehensible in a government where the monarch rules by divine right, ir responsible to his people, but anxious to avoid irritation that might lead to revolt. Naturally such a government would readily adopt methods of getting revenue that would extract money from the people indirectly and under the guise of cost instead of the blunt form of taxation. They would com mend themselves with especial force to rulers who needed money, but were not accountable to their people for its spending. But a republic is based on contrary principles. The people are at once the rulers and the revenue pro viders. Their houses of representa tives, in nation and states, hold the purse-strings. No tax can be laid that does not originate in these bodies com ing directly from the people. This pro vision embodies the principle of re sponsibility for the spending of money derived from the taxpayers of the land. The influence of custom and envi ronment shows in the transference to our federal constitution of the evasive method of revenue getting, universal at the time of its formation, but it also contains, in its provision for direct taxation, a recognition of the true principle of responsible government that requires that each citizen bear his i wealth-proportioned share of the bur dens and be advised of Its amount In his tax receipt. So far, however, has the retrograde movement gone that, in the income tax case, we have the chief justice suggesting that it was one of the unwritten compromises of the constitution that direct taxation should not be resorted to unless In great emergencies. So we have the United States deriving practically all their revenue from taxation laid indi rectly upon consumers and paid by them as part of the cost of the thing taxed. We have this method defended on the ground that It is so easy of collection, precisely the reason that commended it to Louis XV.'s finance minister. It was inevitable that this method should be extended to the states and municipalities. And now we have the controller of the state of New York, in a report in which he discusses the question of taxation, recommending that the state depend entirely upon In direct taxation for Its revenue. Taxes on corporations, on liquors and saloons, taxes on gross earnings should take the place of all direct levies, leaving the latter to the minor divisions of the state. But how long would it be before the minor divisions would be adopting the same methods? Already in some states the indirect tax on liquor sell ing forms a large part of the municipal revenue. New York shares the prod uct of the Raines law with the coun ties, giving them two-thirds of it. How long would it be before cities would be levying octroi on everything brought within their limits for sale, so far as the restrictions of interstate commerce would permit? The vicious system has filtered downward from the nation to the municipality in almost every Euro pean government; what is to prevent its seepage here? The vice of a method of getting reve nue which the consumer unconscious ly pays is the irresponsibility of the spenders of the money, the absence of check on extravagance and the incen tive to corruption. We have seen it in congress; we see it in our state, and it shows in cities where liquor licenses form part of the revenue. Were hu man nature better than it is; were vot ers more careful in selecting admin istrators; were public offices always held to be a public trust and never re garded as a private snap; were there more conscience and less commercial ism; were statesmanship nothing "But a better way To dodge the primal curse and make it pay," then funds thus derived might be wise ly and prudently spent by legislators and councils. But one has but to look about him with seeing eyes to learn that these prerequisites do not exist, and, with the increase of revenues de rived by indirection, comes increase of extravagant spending, too often taint ed with something worse and more dangerous. AT THE THEATERS. Joseph Arthur's melodrama bearing the blithe and cheerful designation "The Cherry Pickers" began a week's engagement at the Grand last night The title gives not the slightest indication of the real character of the play, which is by no means a pastoral comedy, but a military melodrama of swords and guns— particularly one great big gun. This gun, like the buzz saw in "Blue Jeans," is the main factor in furnishing the crowning climax of the drama. Even as the claw-like teeth of the whirring buzz saw are about to tear their way through the middle of the helpless hero, when the heroine snatches him away in time, so, in "The Cherry Pickers," does the brave young girl rescue her lover from his critical position some three inches In front of the frowning muzzle of the cannon, which an instant later discharges a deafening, devastating blast. The scene Is a thrilling one. the success of which depends very much upon the nice adjustment or time between the heroine and the avenging villain, who swings the gun around and touches it off when he imagines he has drawn a bead on the hero's diaphragm. It is but just to say that this detonating climax was greeted with storms of applause last evening, so cleverly was it brought about. The denouement, it must be confessed, is ac companied by a sense of relief, for while the gun is turning and the heroine is frantically struggling to release her pinioned hero one shudders to think what might happen should she fail to act with sufficient promptness. There Is another effective and, from a gen uincjy dramatic standpoint, more legitimate climax at the close of the second act, when the hero, Hamlet-like, stabs through a screen at an invisible foe and runs his sword through the villain's valet, instead of the valet's "betters." In all seriousness "The Cherry Pickers," while possessing the inevitable "thrills" that all melodramas produce or aim to produce at regular intervals, is not as coherent and well constructed as might be wished by those who crave this variety of theatrical diversion. Its improbabilities, which no melodrama "can afford to be without," are rendered more con spicuous by the dialogue Instead of more plausible. Many of the speeches are absurd, and few arouse any audible response in recog nition of such sentiment as they may contain. The cast is uneven. Ralph Delmore, in the role of Col. Brough, the cruel and unscru pulous commander of the British regiment in India, easily distinguished himself among the men. Mr. Delmore is an experienced actor, who has acquired the art of repose and who possesses the quality of self-control and repression. The character of John Na. zare, the persecuted hero, was assumed by Robert T. Haines. a player of good ability and considerable intensity. His performance would show an improvement if Mr. Ilalnes would discard a certain stiff and stilted de meanor and a suggestion of the stagey and artificial in the delivery of his speeches, especially in the quieter scenes. Miss Jessie Satterlee's impersonation of Mrs. O'Donnell-Duleep, a vociferous, but jolly, big-hearted Irish matron, with a penchant for liquid inspiration, was somewhat broad and boisterous, but in the main effective and satisfactory because of its spontaneity. R. V. Ferguson's characterization of Brown, the tool and valet of Col. Brough, was de cidedly comical and artistic. In appearance, voice and action- Mr. Ferguson's Brown was the picture of ' an English lackey. Miss Eleanor Browning, who assumed the leading female role, that of Nourmallee, the half caste, was inadequate to the demands of the character, owing chiefly to the lack of voice. Her description of her lover's heroic conduct at the fort was her best effort. Nat D. Jones was far from impressive in the role of Xourmallee's father. Edward Poland's imper sonation of Ayoob, an Afghan spy, while not uneffectlve. would gain in impressiveness if Mr. Poland would curb his inclination to shout all of his speeches. Identified? aa the Hnrderen. BURLINGTON', 10., Jan. 30.— Members of what is known as the Storms gang are now under arrest, charged with complicity in the murder of Mrs. Rathburn and her daughter. Blood stains were found on the clothing of Storms, the leader. A lad named Peterson today told the police he called at the home of the Rathburns several weeks ago and found two men there. One of them, he said, asked Mary Rathburn to fix his tie, and the boy afterwards identified the tie found on the body of Mary Rathburn as the one that had been called to his attention that uight. The supposition is that the girl tore the tie from her assailant in the struggle for her life. GOPPER HIVER fIUjIT large: parties op Americans left st. Paul yesterday to take part. GYPSY QUEEN CREW DEPART. XEARLY A SCORE OF CHICAGOANS WILL TAKE A BOAT TO LAKE TESLIN. VARIOUS OTHER GOLD HUNTERS Passed Through the Twin Cities on Their Way to the Gilded Klondike. Yesterday was a busy day for repre sentatives of the overland coast rail road lines in the matter of sending out passengers arriving in St. Paul from Eastern and central states en route to the Alaska gold fields, and the regular Northern Pacific and Great Northern trains carried westward at 4:30 o'clock fully 200 gold hunters. In one of the parties were five women. Every party was more or less heavily burdened with baggage, and several of them had from three to a dozen dogs to be used in sledding the Alaskan trail into the gold district. All of the fortune seekers had a definite destina tion, and every party of more than two or three was under the direction of some chosen leader or captain. A no ticeable coincidence in yesterday's ex odus was the fact that the majority of the fortune seekers were bound for the Copper river district and not Dawson City or the Klondike region. Among those going to Alaska this spring there seems to be a belief that the Klondike fields will be overcrowded, and the de sire, besides, to be in American terri tory is influencing many to seek less explored districts. The largest party that has so far passed through St. Paul went to the ccast yesterday in a special car at tached to the Northern Pacific over land train, being the Gypsy Queen Min ing company, of Chicago. In the party were five women, who will brave the hardships of the gold fields in hopes of winning a fortune. In the party were : Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Henry Finch, Whitehead, Lorin Finch Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dt. A. J. Richter, Bachem, Charles Xickett, Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Xeubert, Stout. A. C. Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. B. Stevens, Johnson. W. H. Gilmore, W. \V. Winward, P. McGuicn. The party is under the leadership of P. D. Whitehead and arrived in St. Paul over the Wisconsin Central yes terday afternoon, half an hour before the Northern Pacific regular left for the coast. The stock of the company is largely owned by Chicagoans. The first stopping place of the gold seekers will be Tacoma, Wash., where four more will join them. From there they go to Victoria, where they will embark by steamer. Landing at Fort Wrangel they will take lighters up the Stikeen river twenty-eight miles and then go by sleds overland to Lake Tes lin. There the party will put up the Gypsy Queen, the steamer, and will live in it until the summer. The gold seekers expect to reach the Klondike early in March. They take with them six tons of baggage. In cluded in this is the steamer, that has been built in sections that it may eas ily be carried overland. A steam dredge, centrifugal pump and triplicate saw mill plant are also among the conveniences. Thirty heavy sleds and forty horses will also be taken. The most sanguine lot of Klondikers to leave for Seattle yesterday was the Keystone party, under command of Col. Creighton, which went out on the Great Northern. There are nine mem bers in the party from Braddock and Beaver, Pcnn.. including a minister, a physician and a lawyer, but the hopes of the entire party center in Col. Creighton, who is an Alaskan pioneer, having spent ten years in the Yukon country. Col. Creighton has traveled the Yukon river- from source to mouth, and under his guidance the Keystone party hopes for more advantages in the search for gold than will fall to the lot of others. The party is thoroughly equipped for a two years' stay in the gold region, and will seek the yellow metal first in the Copper river country and afterward wherever indications point to the richest deposits. Col. Creighton is enthusiastic over the pros pects of the party, and thinks it wise for any one who can to go to Alaska, but he says much disappointment and some suffering will result to those in experienced in gold hunting and un accustomed to the severities of a cold country, who are rushing to the new fields without ample preparation or a definite destination. The Keystone party will sail from Seattle Feb. 12. Its members are Col. Creighton, T. W. Sharp, B. W. Rayl, H. W. Richards, O. A. Richards, Robert Brice and Le Roy Townsend. Caspar Keer and George Forrest, two young men of Bay City, Mich., were in the Klondike rush over the Great Northern yesterday. They go to Van couver to join a party, of wh-ich Keer's father is the head, and which will lo cate in the Lake Teslin country. A party of ten members from Albion, Ind., left for Seattle over the Great Northern. H. F. Riddell is in charge ! of the gold seekers, who are bound for j the Copper river fields. His associates are Daniel Winerhrener, Mart Winer brener, Howard Surfus, Fred Kimball, John Yangyen, Gustav Hahn, John Hofman, Curt Simmons, A. D. Hostet ter and G. Reed. This party numbers among its members mechanics, carpen ters and several practical miners. They will sail from Seattle Feb. 15, and pro ceed inland to the gold fields by means of dog sledges. The party brought two large Newfoundland dogs from Albion, and, while stopping in St. Paul yester day, purchased a third of the same species for $15. At Seattle more dogs will be bought. A party of sixteen Southerners from Jacksonville, Miss., left over the Great Northern, with a full equipment for a two years' stay in the gold fields. G. J. Ryan and John F. Spaulding, of Big Sandy, Mont., who have been East on a visit, went west on the Great Northern road to embark at Se attle for Alaska. Both have spent much of their time in mining through out Montana and expect their previ ous experiences to be valuable in the Klondike fields. Ryan and Spaulding had eight big dogs of the Newfound land and St, Bernard species careful ly boxed up in crates in the baggage car of the overland train. The dogs were secured in Montreal, Can., with particular reference to their service as pack animals in Alaska. This expedi tion goes to Dawson City. Among the passengers on the North ern Pacific coast train en route for Alaska was George S. Williams, a St. Paul young man, whose destination is Dyea. Mr. Williams leaves home with no settled plans, but will, if the op portunity offers, install himself in the hotel business at Dyea. If, after reach ing Alaska, he finds other business ventures which are more promising, he will engage in something other than the hotel business. Mr. Williams w.is formerly in the employ of the North ern Pacific Express company. C. 11. Page, of Buffalo, left over the Northern Pacific for Seattle, where he will join a party of thirty gold seek ers from his native city. Most of the members of this party are already at the coast, and their outfit is already packed ready for the steamer. This party will go to the Copper river coun try. Among its members are several practical miners and a mining expert. They will prospect along the Copper river, and have made arrangements for crossing the mountains at the head waters of the stream next winter, in case the river valley does not pan out as well as is expected. Mr. Page says his party will travel slowly and with out the aid of dogs, as it is considered that the dogs are more of a care than a help. F. J. Date, of Elkhart, Ind., left on the Northern Pacific overland to join a company of gold seekers at Seattle. He is the last of the party to start for the coast, and will sail from Seattle with his companions now waiting for him there Feb. 5. Mr. Date's party is bound for the Copper river country. Word has been received at North St. Paul from Rudolph Fluer, who was here in the early days of the town, and boarded at the "Wabasha house, that he recently returned to "Washington from the gold fields with about $30,000. He expects to return to the gold fields again in the near future, and says he will bring back $50,000 at the least. O. S. Boston, of 24 West Congress street, will leave with a party of twelve for the Klondike, Feb. 10. Of all the unique gold hunting par ties that will go into the Alaskan treas ure box this spring, probably none will attract more attention than the party of twenty-one rich, young Englishmen who are said to be on their way from Liverpool, England. The young gold seekers will be conveyed to the land j of gold by one of the best steam yachts i of Great Britain; they will be sur- , rounded with every luxury that money : can buy, and visions of the vast wealth | awaiting them will be their dreams, j They will not go for the wealth, but for I the excitement of roughing it in a | strange country. Several months ago Klondike fever struck England, and the contagion reached not only the common people, but also the wealthy men of that fa- | mous isle. Lionel Hart, the son of a | wealthy African merchant, who was i the first to get the fever, has been i organizing a party of his young friends j to visit, prospect and invest in the Yu- i kon. Among those who .will accom- j pany him are said to be Neil Gossage, ! a son of the millionaire .soap manu- j facturer; Fred and Arthur Tait, of the i Tait Sugar Refining company; J. Lever, j son of the "Sunlight" soap manufac- ! turer, and Jack Jones, of the Jones j Steamship and Trading company. The steel steam yacht Irene, owned ! by Col. Gamble, commodore of the Mer- ' sey Yacht club, was chartered to con- | vey the party to St. Michaels. The Irene was built by the designer of the Valkyrie, and will be in charge of a re tired captain of the Allen steamship line. The party sailed from Liverpool Jan. 15. They will touch some points of interest on the Atlantic and Pacilic coasts, and expect to reach Victoria about March 1. They will proceed from there to St. Michaels, after get ting men to work for them in the Yu kon country. If the climatic conditions do not suit, or if the pay dirt does" not wash up well, they will return to their homes, counting the trip as one of pleasure and sight-seeing. D. E. Taylor and W. F. Zwick. of Seattle, are guests at the Hotel Nic ollet, endeavoring to interest Minneap olis capital in a company which pro poses to operate a dredge upon the waters of the Yukon river. Mr. Taylor, who is the designer of the dredge, has I been a miner for many years, and spent considerable time in Alaska. The dredge, when constructed, will cost $30,000 and will take up oarth and grav el from the bottom of the river and sluice it on the barge. MERRY WEDDING BELLS. Bernstein-Levy Nuptials Celebrated Yesterday Afternoon. Miss Hattie Levy and Mr. Samuel H. Bernstein were married yesterday af ternoon at the synagogue on College avenue. Rabbi Aronsohn performed the ceremony in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The brides maids wero Miss Sarah Levy, sister of the bride; Misses Lena Bernstein and Ida Gotstein. The gentlemen attend ing the groom Avere J. Wiseman, Jacob Levy and Meyer Cohen. The bride wore a gown of white brocade satin, made in Europe. The bridesmaids wore white silk. Among the out of town guests were Miss Silver, of Minneap olis; Mr. and Mrs. Coddon, of St. Croix Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. Cardoza, Mr. and Mrs. Rosen berg and Mr. Dockman, from Minneap olis. After the ceremony dinner was served, after which dancing followed at the Twin City hall. PROGRAMME FOR EDITORS. It Will Be Given Out In a. Few Days. The executive committee of the Min nesota Editors and Publishers' asso ciation met yesterday afternoon at the Windsor hotel to arrange for the com ing meeting of the association, which will be hold In Minneapolis Feb. 17 and 18. The orogramme has not been finally determined upon yet, but will be sent out in a few days. The as sociation will be the guests of the Min neapolis Press club, which has made elaborate preparations for the enter tainment of the visiting editors. WIND BLEW A GAT, 10. Out-of-Door Life Was Angrht hot Pleasant. A severe gale, which was ace .mpani'd bj lowering temperature late in the day, combined with the terribly dusty con dition of the streets to make existence outdoors yesterday anything but a pleasure. The flurry of snow in the j morning hours was soon blown into lit tle barks only to be covered by the dirt, which was considerably greater in vol ume. No damage by the storm was re ported, however, other than the per sonal Inconvenience to which it subjpet ed the members of the human family. WAS A THIRD WARD LEADER. Dnnicl B. Kelly, Who Die«! Saturday Morning, Daniel B. Kelly, who died Saturday morning at his home, 232 East Tenth street, although he had only resided continuously in St. Paul since 1891. first made this city his home in 1850. He was a recognized political leader in the Third ward for years, a prominent Odd Fellow and a member of the State P'uneral Directors' association. Mr. Kelly was born in New York in 1533. He is survived by a wife, three sons and two married daughters. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o'clock this af ternoon. Friends of the family are in vited. VALUABLE DOG KILLED. Alice K. Winner of the Continental Derby in 1897. Dr. L. C Bacon's famous English setter, Alice X, winner of thp Conti nental Derby in the field trials at Brown's Valley last summer. and j among the most noted dogs in the country, was killed by a cable car yes terday near Avon street. Sacred Thirst Society. The Cathedral Sacred Thirst society yp.-? torday elected for ihe year 1K»8 the following officers: President, Miss Mary L. A. Smith; vice president. Miss M. I. Cramsi;>; treasurer, Mrs. John Churchill; recording secretary, .Miss Enima Stone; financial seurftary, MUs Helen Hurley; executive committee, Mes damr-s Haas. K. A. Smith, McEvoy, McQuade, Misses M. Barnes and Lizzie Smith. Did Molly Steal the Hat? Molly Daly is under arrest on the charge of stealing a hat belonging to Bertha Pesch. The arrest was made by Ofticer Casey upon a warrant sworn out several weeks ago. PATTOfI I|l DEFENSE PRIXCETOX'S PRESIDENT DE CLARES STUDENTS OF THE U SOT INTEMPERATE. AT TIMES ARE BOISTEROUS, THE NATURAL RESULT OF THH OVERFLOW OF ANIMAL SPIRITS. HE GIVES A WORD OF WARNING. Sabbnth Lecture to the Students ou the Recent Princeton Inn Affair. PRINCETON. N. J., Jan. 30.— A few days ago President Francis L. Patton announced that he would address the undergraduate body today upon the subject of temperance. As a conse quence, Marquand chapel was crowded at 5 o'clock today. In the audience were several signers of the Princeton Inn liquor license, among them Grover Cleveland, Prof. Charles Woodruff Shields, whose resignation from the Presbyterian church has caused criti cism growing out of his signing tha petition, and Prof. Charles Greene Rock wood. Dr. Pattern said: At their meeting in October tho attention of our trustees was turned to the recent agnation which has so seriously involved the good name of Princeton university. A com mittee was appointed to consider" the whole subject and report at a subsequent meeting of the trustees. That roporc was presented and udopted at the meeting !;.-ld Dec ?3 it \^as resolved that a strict^ literal and im l>aitlal enforcement of the existing law re spectjDg Intoxicating drinks be enjoined upon tne taculty. and that tho president of tha rsity be asked to make a statement to the students on the whole question. I bear testimony to the high moral tone of (he students of this university. I know that they have been misrepresented and misunder stood. Their hilarity, their boisterous out bursts of exuberance; their songs, which ofte, have a moro bacchanalian sound than I Would wish, and, in some instances, their inexcusa ble acts of wrong-doing, have produced im pressions which the facts will not Justify nnd they have on many occasions been charged with drunkenness for no other reason than tnat, under tho influence of the gre garious instinct which sometimes assumes an almost irrational mode of expression, animal spirits have been allowed too much freedom and speech and action have not been kept within those metis and bounds which mature men in the busy walks of life art apt to as sociate with sobriety. But there was never less reason for ad verse criticism of Princeton than during the period in which it has been so" unsparingly bestowed upon us. I have taken pains to find out tho truth, and I am still unshaken In my conviction that the tendency in Princeton is steadily in the direction of a diminished use of alcoholic drinks. Still, I must not be blind to the fact, and after making all al lowance for willful misrepresentation or mis take I am constrained to believe that thsre Is far more of what i.-s called moderate drinking among us than tho wisest and best friends of I'rinreton could wish, and there are those among you who are putting their future' In peril by the excessive use of intoxicating drink. B There is nothing unnatural in the desire of the trustees for a vigilant enforcement of what has for many years been the law of the university in regard to alcoholic liquors While I am in full sympathy with your feel ing that the university man is not to be treated as though he wore in a preparatory school, I am ready to take my full share of responsibility for the report which, as chair man of tha committee dealing with the ques tion, was made to the board of trustees There are two classes of men whom I have particularly in mind: Those who have al ready fallen into intemperate habits, and those who are in danger of forming those habits. Drunkenness is practically an un pardonable sin in our academic life. It must be understood that a man cannot be guilty of repeated acts of intoxication and continue in this university if hl3 offense is known to the authorities. I wish more particularly, however, to say a kindly word to those who are understood to be moderate drinkers. If any duty is intui tively given us In consciousness it is temper ance. I mean the duty of self-control. Let me caution you, then, against the habits which put self-control in peril. MR. FEIST IS INDIGNANT. He Replies to the Charges of l<\ Kenny. Martin Feist, chief engineer of the St. Paul waterworks, Is wroth over an epistle which appt-ared In one of the Republican papers over the signature of F. Kenny. Mr. Feist says: •in reply to the statement in the Dispatch Thursday of F. Kenny, late night engineer at the West side pumping station, I want to tell you he was employed last year at Vadnals station as assistant engineer, but ho did not like it there; came one morning to McCarron Lake station and told me somebody was shooting after him at 2 o'clock In th.> "morn ing, and showed me his empty pistols. I went out to Vadnais lake and investigated the mat ter, and found out that K< nny had boon doing the shooting himself from Inside the building. He left th. re, and I put him to work at the West side pumping station. Two months after he asked me for one month vacation to see his sick father at New York, but tie went there on business about a boiler cleaner pat ent. After he came back from the East he had an article in the Sunday Glob c, and wanted to start a factory at the West side. Last October ho asked me for one month* vacation again for going to Hot Springs on recommendation of Dr. Wluaton, but I found out later that Dr. Whcaton does not know him. He left here on the 6th of October and came Lack on the Z<n)i and told some friend he had an operation at the Mot Springs. I am told he only went there on business. I never saw Kenny since the first of September last, except a month ago on the street, but not to talk to. After he was absent from duty threa months I went over to the station and told Joe Ooerr, the engineer, if Kenny went to work again he had to see me or the board. lln came there about, two weeks ago and was so informed. He said he would not go bffore any board. I had heard he wanted to be cus todian at the court house building arid watch man or elevator man. At the same time he was after the janitor' 3 Job at tho Havton's bluff school house. "As to politics, I never was mu< h of a poli tician. I have been employed thirteen years by the board of water commissioners. I never had any trouble before. I live outside of the city limits and cannot vote in the city. I was never In the city ut the time of Mayor Doran'a election, i never knew Mr. Doran until the sth of January, is:< 7. when P. Kenny told me he wanted to see me about the West side station job. But one thing— my best countrymen, Democratic or Republican, voted for Doran. The first time In iSTj I voted In Chicago fcr Gen. Grant for president, and once for Grover Cleveland, and the last timn for McKlnley. About i". Kenny's politics: Tie wont to Duluth about Miree years ago as a Democrat; boarded with a man who was r-lected for aldernn'n as a Democrat. Kfnny worked for him. and thp sam^ man worked Kenny into the postofflce building there n% engineer. Ho hold the Job orlv about six week?. 11. 11. C. Bement or .Jch-i Caulfleld or any member of the water b askod me if I was a D< moeral or Republican, uiitil my name was in the newsoaper. I never pskecl any of my assis!ar;r engineers or fire men about their politics. I hav>> no Mmc for politics: keet>3 mi- busy keeping tho four pumping stations in operation, working from twelve to eighteen hours every day in th'? year and have no t:in" fur a man like Kr nny." They Want V sin's \imt. Tf the Republicans of Minnesota would give to the st"ip a governor that would honor the state and his party, and give the people a business and reputable »f»rn nistration they should nominate C. I). GUflll He is one of the largest farmers or the state, being extensively • ngaged in cattle raising, nrd at tho .-■-. is one of the ablest men in the state. We can imagine no man better H'-.i fur the posi tion ?nd none who ■■■ mid mi lv administer th>> great trust Mankato Re view. 'Mini* Where Yon ••<;<>« Left" The Pioneer Press has left virtuous path of journalistic modesty and delda ■ with roses of self-laudation. nay it displays in a conspicuous place on itM Bret page an it mof Draise culled U<: [U some country . scbange. We ha t tho ■ Press was able to stand on its own . -Delano Eagle. — «d^^_ .. , Promoted a Consul. BERLIN. Jan. .10.— Herr yon Reichcnau first secretary of the German legation at Washington, has been promoted to the rank of Germac consul general ac Sofia.