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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1898. Published Dally. Sundays and "Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Fonrlli and Minnesota. Street*, St. Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 1 j I 6 j \2~ I mo mos I mo 3 baily 7.77 .40c $2.2 554 .0 0 Dally and Suuday... .50c 2.75 5.00 Sunday \ >\\ Week! y ._. .^.^j ••••••• 1• ° ° Entered at Postof.ce at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-clasß Matter. . Address all communications and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE CO., St. Paul. Minnesota. Xiionvmous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscripts wi:i not be returned un less accompanied by postage. _ BRANCH OFFICES: MiiiiK-tipolin 65 South Fourth St. X«-w York 10 Spruce St. WHnhintctnn Corcoran Building ( hiciiKo. .Room 600, No. 87 Washington St. ;•. ■ Orders for the delivery of THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, either residence or place of business, may be made by postal card or through telephone. Any irregularity In de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to the office of publication. TELEPHONES^ GLOrtE Publication Office 1065 Fdltorial Rooms 7" Minneapolis Branch, Mpls 947 WEATHER FOR TODAY. •WASHINGTON', Feb. 13.— Forecast for Monday: Minnesota— Threatening weather wfth light mow in northwest portion Monday alter noon; warmer in central and western por tions; variable, winds, becoming southerly. Wisconsin— Fair; slightly colder; fresh to bri.-k northwesterly winds, diminishing. North and South Dakota— Light snow or rain: warmer in eastern portions, probably colder in extreme western portions Monday night; southwesterly winds, bce-.ming west erly. lowa -Partly cloudy weather; warmer; southwesterly winds. Montana— Threatening weather and l'ght rain, possibly turning Into snow; co'.der; southwest to west winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. T'nlted States Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau, Washington. Feb. 13. 6:48 p. m. I-~cal Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian Time.— Observations tßken at the same mo ment of time nt all stations. TF.MPERATURES. I'lac,-. T< in Place. Tern. St. Paul 2»i Swift Current 30 Duluth 20 Qu'Appelle LS Huron 32 Minnedosa 20 Bismarck 32 Winnipeg 4 Williston 30 Havre 42 Buffalo 34-36 Helena 50 Boston 38-. 6 Edmonton 22 Cheyjmne 38-41 Bflttleford 16 Chicago 34-18 Prince Albert 16 .Cincinnati 44-4. Calgary 3S,New York 44-46 M.dldne Hat 40 Pittsburg 38-38 DAILY MEANS. Barometer. 29.98: mean temperature, 30; relative humidity. 72: wind at 8 p. m.. north west: weather, clear: maximum temperature, 33: minimum temperature. 27; daily range. C; amount of precipitation (rain and melted .now) in last twenty-four hours, 0. Note-— Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. The Idol's Feet Are Clay. Indications appear more frequently that the prediction of a Democrat to i a jubilant Republican, when the elec tion of 1896 set the latter to crowing over the victoryi that before four years passed Republicans would be "praying for Cleveland's backbone." will be verified. M. J. Dowling, still, we believe, secretary of the league of Re publican clubs, a moribund sort of affair, maintaining a perfunctory exist ence, has lost, in that closer contact with and knowledge of Mr. MeKinley, ! the president, that wild adoration which could not see the clay feet of the Idol, the candidate. In a-letter to the Renville Star-Farmer, a paper whose- destinies he controlled before he quit newspaper work for the more profitable occupation of bank presi dent, he says: Scarce nine months have parsed since i William MeKinley was inaugurate! pres- I dent of the United States, yet there are many who fought with him and for him | who are are now planning to displace him | iind plae-e in the White house one more j to their liking, as well as one from whom j may b? expected greater results so far as their own immediate wel'are is c .ncernrd. I; is unfortunate that the recent mes sage of the president furnishes cicuse for tli< accomplishment of his down-fall for re-nomination in 1900. The president evi <l<:itly feels the deep responsibility cf his position to such an extent that the burden Is pressing out of him tho-e sp'endid quali ties of character and decisive stat°smau_hip his admirers thoroughly believed him in possession of. He occupies tlie position that any man who endeavors to become what is generally understood in America to be a "good fellow." ls in. Such a posi tion is not. in the judgment of Americans generally, one that sho TI be associated wi h the office of president of the United . !..t( S. Dowling still clings to the delusion that the idol of '06 possesses "those splendid qualities of character and de cisive statesmanship." and that the "burden" of "the deep responsibility of his position" is to blame for their dis appearance. Usually it is precisely stub a burden that brings out those qualities. It did so with Arthur, who was merely "a good fellow" before an nssassiu's bullet made him president with its "burden of deep responsibil ity." MeKinley Is no exception. He possesses just as much and as many such qualities as ever, and no more. It is the "burden" that is compelling tbe> disclosure of his real qualities; just the same with him as it does with every man upon whom it is placed. Tbe cornstalk stands as erect as the oak until the tornado comes. Dowling has discovered what another m< re discerning Republican told the writer he had seen in MeKinley, the president. "It is positively painful," h> said, "to witness the anxiety of the president to please every body whom he meets." This accounts for the con ference after which Chandler, on the one hand, assures the public that Me- Kinley is a good "bimetallist," and Sec retary Gage offers an administration measure "to strengthen the gold stand nrd.""* Among the men of trade and commerce, at the banquet table in New York city, the president talks bravely for sound currency; and, alone with Chandler, he lets him believe that he .hares his desire for an unsound one. It is not conscious duplicity; it is mere ly that, as Dowling sees, he wishes to I" "a good fellow," a-desire thai stand, out in prominent contrast with the ele- Bires of his predecessor. Mr. Dowling 1. exceptionally accurate in saying that the position of a "good fellow" "i-i not in the judgment of the Ameri can people, one that should be asso- ciated with the office of president ot the United States." They Know Better Now. Mr. Dingley says that the tariff had nothing to do with the reduction of wages in the New England cotton mills. It is long hours and cheap labor South, versus short hours and dear labor North, that is the matter. And, dutifully, the organs take up and echo the solution. The strikers have no de lusions, except some shattered ones. They have no policy that must be de fended at all cost. They are out of work; wages have stopped, and hunger keeps right on with Its Imperious de mands. It is a condition, not a theory that confronts them. They know what is the matter. When a barn falls on a man he generally knows what hurt him. They used to think that life would be a dreary waste of labor, re lieved by none of the dignities of American citizenship, if there were not a good stiff tax on cotton im ports. They got it. Dingley gave it. And now their wages are reduced and they are fighting against it. Robert Howard is the organizer and leader of the united mill workers. Bright fellow as he is, he knows more ; now than he did last year. He diag noses the case. He says "the tariff ls to blame for a lot of the depression," because, when the tariff was laid, wages did not go up. If prices of what workingmen consumed had remained where they were, it would have made no difference if wages stood still. But prices of those things went up. Wages stood still. Consequently the wage j earner found his cost of living increas -1 ing; his wages buying him less. That is one cause of the slow cotton mar ket. AVorklng people aren't buying so much, anel the loss of their "purchas ing power ls felt all along the line back to the manufacturer." Which is a fair diagnosis; a better one than Dingley's. And his conclusion? A very sane one. "MeKinley can never fool a lot of cot ton operatives again." A Notable Admission. Gradually the relation of the state to the corporations it creates for the performance of public, duties Is devel oping out of the chaos of assault and resistance. Between the contention for vested rights and private enterprise put forth by the corporations, and the appropriation proposed by advocates of public ownership and operation, a mid dle ground seems to be acquiring solid ity. The proposition is that, created to perform functions of a public nature, the profits of these corporations should be restricted to a reasonable limit, the surplus to be turned Into the public fisc In return for Its grant of power to exercise Its sovereignty. The Gothen burg method of dealing with the liquor traffic is an instance. Our own gross earnings tax is bottomed on the same Idea. The Toronto solution of the mu nicipal street railway is an embodi ment of it. The provision in the re charter of the Bank of France, that takes for state uses a .share of the profits above a certain limit, indicates its adoption there. The report to the Massachusetts legislature of the commission appoint ed to consider and report upon the \ street railway problem in that state is the latest testimony to the acceptance of this Idea, and it gets its chief value from the rather ultra-conservative character of the men composing the commission. At the head is Charles Francis Adams, and with him are ex- Congressman Crapo and ex-Mayor Hayes, conservative men all of them. They send two bills with their report. One. in addition to requiring the street railway companies to share the cost of street improvement, provides for the payment into the treasury of all profits after paying annual dividends of 8 per cent. Local taxation is to be on a slid ing scale, adjusted to gross receipts. The second bill provides for municipal ownership of tracks and the lease of them to companies at a rental based on earnings. The significance, as we say, lies in the source of these recom mendations; ft»r when men like Adams admit the right of the state to limit profits of corporations— involving ne cessarily the power to limit capitali zation—and to take for its revenue the excess, the advance of the process of right adjustment of the vexed relations of the state and its corporations can be better appreciated. Something Not Told. When that sickness of heart that comes from hope deferred creates a feeling akin to dispair in the stalwart Republican editor, he turns from con templating the Cuban policy, the cur rency reform policy of his administra tion, and the growing shadow of that Dingley deficit, to find some topic for discussion into which he can throw himself heart and soul, body and breeches. Then he takes down that trite subject, tinplate. Putting his pen or pencil or typewriter in rest, he charges down upon the hosts of Dem ocracy with flashing eye and clarion voice and hurls defiance in their very teeth. Look at the tinplate industry, he yells. We created that. You said we couldn't and there it is; count the smoking chimneys and the happy, highly waged workingmen; see how imports have fallen off because Ameri can tinplate has taken the place of Welsh product. Compare prices before and after; note how they have fallen; how much cheaper tinplate is now than it was when w-e were at the mercy of the Englishman. Some things he does not mention. He never says a word about what It cost to "create" this; he never mentions the decrease in tax on black sheets made by the MeKinley act, and he avoids mention of the fact that the tinplate mills increased in number and In their output after the Wilson»Gor man act reduced the protection a cent a pound, leaving it but one-fifth of a cent above what it was when it was declared that tinplate could not be made without at least 2.2 cents a pound tax. He does nat tell his read- THE ST. PAUL, GI.OBE MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1898. ers that consumers of tinplate paid, ln the thirty-eight months of MeKinley protection, in the mere increased cost of tinplate $25,000,000, nor dare he ask them if they would have consented to this had the proposition been put to a referendum. He does not tell them, what a reference to statistics shows, that under the 2.2, the 1.2 and the 1.5 cent tax the domestic makers have added that tax to their price, making it ec-ual to or a shade under what Welsh plate would cost laid down, duty and freight, insurance and other charges added. He does not tell you that the price of tinplate now ln Chel sea is $2.20 a hundred pound box; that the tax is $1.50 a box, making the cost of Import $3.70 a box, and that the price of domestic plate is $3.70 a box, showing that the manufacturers are collecting from consumers 1.5 cents on every pound of their output. It would be Indiscreet to men tion these things, and, as long as they are things not seen, rot generally recognized because they are merged In cost, It is safer to dwell upon the things that are seen, the factories, the smoke of their chim neys and the wages paid. Then, hav ing retrieved his soul from dispair, th 3 stalwart editor turns to speculate upon the date when the Dingley act will no longer breed deficits in the revenue, when MeKinley is going to inaugurate that vigorous foreign policy, and when currency reform will be even be gun. Forestry Interests. One of our Washington specials con tains facts of great interest and value from the report of a forestry commis sion appointed by the governor of Wis consin to formulate legislation looking toward the prservation of the state's timber and its replenishment where the land has been denuded. The figures speak for themselves and are full of suggestion for Minnesota and for the entire Northwest. The complete de struction of the forests of this section of the country is not far distant, un less preventive and remedial measures are adopted. Not only do the state ge.vernments refuse to Interfere where federal au thority is powerless to act, but we have offered a premium for the speed iest possible desolation of our tree-cov ered areas. The exorbitant and out rageous tax placed by the Dingley tar iff upon imports of lumber, while It lays a heavy hand upon the inhabi tants of cities and tillers of the soil, encourages a process of destruction which we already deplore. The ab sence of breadth and far-sightedness ln legislation could not be better shown than by the public interest in forestry work, at the same time that general laws tend to promote forest destruction. The conclusion of the report declares that the state must eventually take action to limit timber cutting and to reforest sections where timber has been destroyed. This is true not only of Wisconsin, but of Minnesota and all the older states as well. The cutting away of the forests recklessly has destroy ed an immensely valuable resource, wasted billions of feet of good ma i terial and reacted unfavorably upon climatic conditions, rainfall and navi gable water courses. The Glo b c has called attention pointedly to this subject more than once. It is too late to undo the mischief already ac complished by unlimited concessions to greedy lumbermen and pine land interests. What we can do, and will have to do sooner or later, is to vest in the state the title to lands now bare and desolate, and then proceed to cover them once more with a growth of tim ber under such supervision and regula tion as has made this, in European countries, a source of revenue to the government, as well as a benefit to the people. It is not too early to take steps for the practical carrying out of this idea. One writer has probably hit it pret ty well in trying to tell how bad the roads are in the British possessions by saying that the "trail between Daw son City and Bonanza creek would give paresis to an army mule." This life is still full of entertaining incidents. At Troy, N. V., the other day a girl of ten years was married. On the same day in Woodford county, 111., a boy of forty-four was spanketl for Insubordination. Massachusetts has a woman who rode on a bicycle 21,026 miles in 18*)7. Had anybody asked her to put a neat patch on a pair of pants, she would probably have insisted that she had no time. So Benjamin Harrison wants to go to congress. Mr. Cleveland doesn't want to be governor of New Jersey, but the good people of Princeton may insist upon electing him mayor of that town. Send your best girl a pretty valentine today. Think twice about your enemy, and then tear up the hideous travesty on art which you were about to mail him. A German brought to America 7,742 glass eyes, and had to pay $7,000 for it. He couldn't see the justice of it even with all his extra facilities for seeing. You see it was like this: De Lome called President MeKinley a low poli tician, and the American choir sang "Home, Sweet Home." Guatemala is at its peculiar style of doing business with enthusiasm. It opened la*t week with the assassina tion of President Barrios. Those fellows In Chicago and New- Brunswick, N. J., who are making gold out of aluminum and copper are not going to the Klondike. Atlanta has a great kissing epidemic. So have several other cities, but they are not talking about it with a view to its abatement. A New York girl went out on the roof to commit suicide. She evidently figured that the rocf was nearer heaven than the cellar. The oldest man in Ohio has just been buried. The Ohio man who feels the oldest, however, Charles W. Kurtz, is still alive. An Indiana man is down In Virginia trying to corner the peanut market. Naturally, his name is Small. ! The barber Isn't in it when he comes to the whiskers of Presidents Kruger and Dole. After all, De Lome, there is nothing so sweet as home. Get there without delay. ~. The horse gives the bicycle the laugh in the passes of Alaska. AT THE THEATERS. Joe Cawthorn, through the medium of a musical melange entitled "Miss Philadelphia," entertained an audience of fairly good pro portions at the Metropolitan last night. "Miss Philadelphia. ls pot so slow as her name might Indicate. In fact, she sets a j pretty lively pace most of the time, but that ls only in a dream, for which the Quakeress ; must not be held accountable. When it is said that Joe Cawthorn enter- | tamed the audience, it should not be under stood that Mr. Cawthorn is "the whole ! show," although he constitutes a pretty large percentage of it. But, as he happens to be an exceptionally clever entertainer, the per formance is a gainer by virtue thereof. Mr. Cawthorn's work is distinguished by a spon taneity and smoothness of execution that elic its the admiration of all. It is also marked by good taste as to quality and quantity. His ! monologue specialty In the second act, the | feature of ;he performance, is undeniably funny. It is pleasingly terminated with se lections on the concertina, which Instrument emits some sweet tones and rich harmonies when in Mr. Cawthorn's hands. Mr. Cawthorn ls ably assisted by Elvia Crox Seabrooke in the role of Ruth Spring garden, a Quaker bud: Jessie Villars, as Ruths aunt, and by William H. West, who impersonates the shade of William Perm re turned from the spirit land to behold Phila delphia in IK)?. Mr. West's characterization of the father of Quakers merits special praise for Its individuality and freedom from com monplace conventionality. Another enjoyable feature was the quartette singing of the boorblaeks and street gamins. Harry Robinson and Arthur Connelly as the two "shiners" possess a Bowery dialect that would turn "Chimmie" Fadden green. It la certainly the real thing. The company Includes some attractive young women and graceful dancers. The scenery, while not elaborate, is effective. A rehearsal of the orchestra today will. It Is believed, conduce to more harmonious relations with the voices on the stage. James J. Corbett made his appearance at the Grand opera house last night in a role new to St. Paul theatergoers. Mr. Corbett also made a speech. It can be truthfully said that Mr. Corbett did not volunteer his re marks. The people made such a clatter and maintained such a storm of deafening ap plause at the conclusion of the three-rouod contest with his sparring partner that Cor bett was obliged to say a few words to re store silence. Mr. Corbett frankly confessed that ir his opinion the people must have got tired of hearing so much talk from himself and Fitz simmons, and he himself was certainly tired of talking. "All I care to say is," concluded Corbett, "that if Mr. Fitzsimmons wants to meet me, he will always find me ready." Cheers and applause greeted this announce ment, and then the drama proceeded. "A Naval Cadet," one of Mr. Corbett's recent vehicles, is a better piece of dramatic work than its predecessor, "Gentleman Jack." Mr. Corbett, of course, plays the naval cadet, Ned Cornell, and, truth to tell, he imparts a pleasing personality to the young man. There is no unpleasant suspicion that Ned is try- j ing to act. He doesn't strut nor bellow for revenge, nor does he pose any oftener than the situailons demand tbat he should. In short, Mr. Corbett is today an acceptable actor, whose work .hows marked signs of Improvement over his histrionic efforts of a j year or more ago. There is method in his ' acting; enough, at least, to indicate that he has not only given his role thought, but has bestowed attention upon the art of producing effects. "A Naval Cadet" Is not a drama written around a boxing match. It stands on its own legs until the last curtain falls. Two or three of the episodes are well contrived, and some ! ingenuity of construction is in evidence. From a histrionic standpoint, Corbett was most suc cessful in the scene with Dolly Eaton, in wiiich he deftly steals her diary. Mr. Corbett is supported by a reasonably good company. Miss Millie James created a plca-irg imp.ession in the role of Dolly Eaton, "a prairie flower." and Norman Counters contributed a satisfactory impersonation of Fellppe Bonivar. without whose presence in the cast the hero would have little oppor tunity to display his bravery and strong right arm. The audience was large and enthusiastic. AT THE HOTELS. ASTORIA— Geo. A. Mains, St. Cloud; A. B Steer and wife, Chicago; S. Pomb.haw. Waco lex.; .. P. McDonough. Mantorville- W !_' Torrey and wife, Stillwater; E. M. Osborn' St. James. CLARENDON-G. A. Lleber, Jamestown; J. H. Mettler. James O'Brien, Caledonia- W P _?__? e f? n, t- St _ C l oua - George L - v-esperman. Miss M. Han. Fargo: F. Baldwin and son Jamestown; C. E. Holtzman, Columbus F Fredt Pr., Argylc; George I). McArthur, Blue Earth City; John Peterson, Albert Ochs Fari bault- J. Bull, Lisbon. ' MERCHANTS' HOTEL-James L Hewitt Spencer, Minn.; L. Lamberson. Nanen Minn : Frank Culllns, Willow City. Minn ' U S Cooper, Chicago; J. I. Adani3, Chicago- W F Bailey, Eau Claire. Wis.: N. H. Frawlcy Eau Claire. Wis.; M. N. Church. Chicago- W R Renkin, La Crosse, Wis.; L. F. Padgett and wife. Augusta, Ga. ; E. E. Blanchard Aber deen, S. D.; A. C. Berry, Mitchell; B 11 .rainor. Graceville, Minn.; A. D O'Brien' Graceville. Minn.: O. E. Barker and wife' I Manesleful. Io. : Mrs. J. M. Davis. Winnipeg' Ont.; E. G. Wright, Grand Rapids. Mich : James A. Taylor. Chippewa Falls, Wis • J m' Urchota, La Crosse, Wis.; N. A. Smith Elis worth. Wis.; D. C. Coolidge. Downing, Minn ■ C. S. Andrews, Portland, Or.; C. E. Prahman Butte. Mont.: C. H. Harason. Portland. Or : W. H. Thompson, Seattle, Wash.: F G Grambs, Bismarck, N. D. ; G. R. Slocum Pringhar. Io.; John H. Douglass, Siblev. io. ; •Mrs. S. E. Nelson, Cairingtnn. N. D.: Walter Mrs. S. E. Nelson, Carrington, N. D. : Walter Galehouse, Carrington, N. D. ; Nels Serum Carrington, N. D. ; F. A. Hutchins, Madiscn, METROPOLITAN— C. E. Warner, Billings; K. B. Quinlan, T. R. Corbett. San Francisco; E. L. Whittier, John J. McVay. H. E. Fair bank, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Gilpeir. N. D. Con ners, Chicago; R. Gould. M. Stewart. G. R Eller. Owen J. McCormack. H. W. Iver Bob Newton, Charles B. Carter, W. Howe, Miss G. Hale, New York. RYAN— W. S. White, Boston, Ma.s. : J. D. Gray, Milwaukee, Wis., F. A. Gcbha d. New York city; M. Rob'neau, Paris. France: H. Oliver. Denver, Col.; M_ A. Power. New York city; A. Golamark^. New York city; Joseph Fried-berg, Milwaukee. Wi_. : W. C. Middleton. Milwaukee, Wis.; H. L. L'n day, Chicago; H. D. Heffron and wife. New York dfy; A. L. Moody and wife. Fargo, N. D. ; George H. Lloyd, Chicago; Emil Hentmann Duluth; Alex. Beach, New York city; James J. Corbett and wife, New York city; Miss Ada Taylor, New York city; Solomon Sold heim, Walter S. Scott. Minneapolis; R. F. Plckert, Pickert, N. D.: George C. Howe, Duluth; J. Ascher, Chicago; George W. Oiif fith, St. Louis; A. E. learner, New York city. ? WINDSOR— .I. G. Ross, Duluth: George D. McArthur, Blue Earth City;' Miss Lillian Lam son, New York; J. P. Eganr? New York: T. M. Brown, Denver. Col.; Miss ' Millie James. New York; R. R. Bean, Minneapolis; James H. Mahler, Chicago; Duncan Ross, Greenwood, B. (J»; F. S. Ainsworth, River Falls; Benja min D. Smith, Mankato; G. W. Payson, Chi cago; C. D. Shurlock and- wife, Jamestown; Joseph Cawthorn, Elvia C: Seabrooke, Jessie Villars, Charles Church, William H. West and James Howe, of the "Miss Philadelphia" company. Modern Woodmen Plans. St Paul Camp No. 3101 will hold a reg ular meeting tonight, Feb. 14. corner Fifth and Wabasha streets. Work in the second degree and other Important business. St. Anthony Hill camp will hold a reg ular meeting next Tuesday. Two candidates will be given the first and second degrees. The member having the be-st attendance for 1597 will be awarded a gold badge. USE NATIVE DOGS ONLY THAT IS THE ADVICE OF OLD TIM ERS TO FUTURE KLONDIKERS Railroad Men and Others Say Dog. Not Inured to tbe Rigort of the Alaskan Climate Are Worthies* for Traffic Purposes Late News of the Exodus. It may be of Interest to those who think of taking dogs with them to Alaska to know that not any of the thousands of dogs which gold seekers are taking to Alaska with them are of any value to them at all. They will get footsore and useless ln a very short time. Another great drawback ls the great lack of food for them. An Alaska dog can get along very well on one piece of salmon a day with a good comfortable meal once in a while. Those dogs do not hesitate to eat what native dogs from this part of the country' will not touch. The only dogs which can live or are fit to use ln that country are the native Esquimau ; dogs, and the breed known as "haskles" . found ln the Northwest territory ar ound Manitoba. The people who have been In Alaska and who ought to know join with the railroad and steamship companies in saying that hose who take dogs from here are not only taking on a great | additional expense, but are carrying ! that which will be only a bother and of j no service to them. Mr. Gust Aymer, leaving for Alaska Monday, was surprised at his house on Hope street, by a number of his former co-laborers of the Western Union Tele graph office Wednesday evening. A fine Marlin carbine from the "Knock ers' " club was presented by President B. F. Wright, with an appropriate and i happy speech. Refreshments. songs and several initiation*; to the "Knock ers' " club left pleasing memories all around. T. J. Bergeron, of 39 Central avenue, Minneapolis, will quit dabbling in real estate and seek riches in the Klondike country. He is now organizing a party which will consist of ten or twelve men, five or six of which have already announced their intention of going. No one in the party will start with less than $..00. Mr. Bergeron ex pects to be ready to depart in a week or ten days. George T. Leitch, of St. Louis Park, left Friday evening for Edmonton. N. W. Ter., to which place he has taken the boat which he has been a consid erable time in constructing, and which CLUE IS TRACED TO CHICAGO. Authorities Have IVot t.tven l"p the Lambert Lake Mys tery. Assistant County Attorney Zollman is still working on the Lambert lake mystery. He spent two days in Chi cago last week in looking up a clue to j the ielentity of the dead woman found I an the Hog Back pass, near Barnum's | farm, several months ago. The assistant county attorney's mis | sion was a secret, but it was divulged yesterday that he went to Chicago on what was considered a very tangible clue, recently turned up by Detective Campbell, who was engaged on the case at the time the body was found. In Chicago Mr. Zollman sought the i assistance of the Windy City police, ■ and, with a couple of detectives, ! searched day and night for the person ! whom it was desired to leicate. It is I said the individual sought was in St. j Paul about the time it is believed the ! unknown woman was murdered, and : the answer to certain epuestions. it was j said, woultl lead to important develop- j ments in the mysterious case. Mr. Zollman h. s not yet made known j the result of his investigations in Chi cago, but it is understood that they j were satisfactory and in line with one i of the most reasonable theories of the I j local authorities. SOXS OP HERMANN LODGES. | Xew Members Are Applying for En- ; trance Weekly. Hermann Lodge No. 2 received one appli cation Monday night. At Freiheit Lodge No. 34 Tuesday one can didate was initiated, and one more proposed. j A donation of $10 was made to the brothers j in distress in Illinois. At Columbia Lodge No. SO on Wednesday one candidate was proposed. They will give ' a necktie ball ln the near future. West St. Paul Lodge No. 24 held a very In- j teresting meeting Thursday. The principal speakers of the evening were Grand President ! William Foelsen. ex-Grand President William j Budy. cf St. Paul: Grand Vice President 11. ; Birl.h_._r. ex-Grand Presid. Nt Albert Pa( gel. ex-President R. S. Henschel! and Charles Yostall. of Minneapolis. Grand President William Foelsen went to Brainerd to organize a new lodge Thursday. ! He will install a new ledge at Zanesville, Minn. THREE MUX POUNDED TWO. ! I j Unequal Conflict Near Seventh and Sibley Streets Last Night. While in the vicinity of Seventh and Sibley ! streets last evening. Conrad B. Olson, living j at 603 Sherburne avenue, and Emil Affeld. of ; ! 591 Carroll street, were viciously assaulted by j three unknown toughs. Olson received a powerful blow in the face, I which bf.dly bruised his nose and cut the flesh j of the upper lip in such a manner 'hat It w_.s ! necessary for Dr. Artz to sew up the wound. ! Olson was rendered unconscious by the blow, : 1 but recovered under the ministrations of j friends, who carried him to a near-by drug store. Affeldt was struck but once, a glancing j I blow, which did not injure him. Mathew Schlegel ls under arrest as one of j the young men's assailants, on the charge of I assault and battery. He claims, however, to j be able to prove his lnnocr-nce. ma'ntaining i that he was simply engaged in conversation i j with a female companion, near the scene of j j the trouble. FLED FROM TIIK HOSPITAL. j her Stewart Wanted to Go _ is.tin;?,. tin;?, and He Hid So. Iver Stewart, a 15-year-old boy who was un- | • der treatment at St. Joseph's hospital, caused | • the authorities of the Institution some alarm : ! yesterday afternoon by suddenly disappearing ! I from his .com. It was not known what had beccm. of the < youth, and the police were requested to in- I stitute a search for him. Several hours later \ the missing patient was located at the home j of an aunt, in lower town. The boy explained that he had simply felt ! ' a yearning to see his relative and, without j | saying anything to the hospital attendants, decided to make her a visit. CLAIMS IT AVAS A MISTAKE!. ' Frank Clurk, Charged With Stealing Another Man's Cent. In a fit of abstraction, Frank Claik, cam- I i Ing to be a railroad switchman, yesterday i afternoon walked out of Even's sa'.oon, ! Third street and Maria avenue, with an overcoat belonging to M. O. Marte::B3n, and was subsequently locked up at the Marga:et street police station, on the chr-age of lar ceny. When Martens. n missed his coat he soight the assistance of Officer Vontrat, who vi.iied Clark's home, and claims to have found the prisoner leaving the hou.-e. clad in the m"s - ing garment. Clark claims to have taken the coat by mistake. He and Judge Twohy will discuss psycho logical phenomena in the muni ipal < ourt to day. Second X'arreiiNitzung. Owing to the enforced absence of Andrew Heckler, the "chief fool." caused by sudden Illness, the second "Narrensitzung, ' or fools' session, of the Mozart club was not the success it was expected to be. But the affair was very largely attended, and when George Rank, who acted as toast master, entered some enthusiasm was stirred. Henry Koenig was chief marshal. The club awaits with intense Interest the carnival to be held Feb. 21 at Mozart hall. The committee has its headquarters at pr.s- he will put Into the waters of the Mac kenzie river. He will take a party of twenty-five Into the Klondike region via this water route April 1, four of whom claim the Twin Cities as their home. Those from Minneapolis are J. G. Moore and C. J. Miller, and from St. Paul, William and Robert Leltch. Carrying revolvers In the belts. Louis Rosenthal, of La Porte, Ind., and George Kray, of Elkhart. Ind., passed through the city en route to the Copper river, in Alaska. They go to learn the facts, and report to friends who will follow if the prospects are good for becoming millionaires. The Pacific Steam Whaling com pany has announced that beginning March 1. it will carry but 150 pounds of baggage on each ticket Instead of 300 pounds. Among the latest victims of the Klon dike fever to leave here for the West were: George Putnam, Roscoe Colton, Irving Bosworth, George Freiday, Michael Meany, William Newston, Frank Townsend, Sam McKerrigan. Robert Graham. Robert Johnson and ! Isaac Meyer, of Easthampton. Mass.; | James Holleran, of Wheatley, and Den- DiS Manning, James Walsh, Joseph ! Gamarche, Frank Grangey, and John j Doody, of Holyoke. Mass; G. A. Castle, i H. H. Smith, T. Carlson and Fred Hem, ! formerly in the produce commission j business in Minneapolis; Ralph and i Fred Sparks, who have recently been j srjjourning in the Mill City; Henry C. Hobein. Otto Marholz, Richard Witzho, : Oscar Lord and Emll Wall, of Chicago; ! Charles Hall and Charles Hall Jr., of I Deposit, N. T. : E. F. Lewis and F. S. j Washburn, of Fltchburg. Mass., and T. j J. Bergeron, a Minneapolis real estate dealer. KLONDIKE RBLIEF. Supplies Go to Dyea on the Stenmer Oregon. PORTLAND. Or., Feb. 13.— The steam ship Oregon sailed tonight for Dyea and Skaguay, Alaska, with 500 passengers and 1.203 tons of freight, including fifty dogs, forty-one horses and thirty-four burros. One hundred tens of supplies for the government relief expedition are sent North by the"Ore gon. Gen. 11. C. Merriam. commanding the de partment of the Columbia, expected to sail on the Oregon tonight, but Important dis- I patches received today from Washington ! compelled him to postpone his departure for a few- days. Capt. D. I. Brainerd. who is the disbursing officer of the government re- I lief expedition, was among the passengers, j He has orders to go to Dyea and there await j the arrival of the government reindeer and the snow and the lee locomotives, both of which will be used In transporting supplies to Dawson. Capt. Brainerd expects to be able to 6tart the expedition from Dyea by March 1. sent at the rooms of Mrs. P. J. Glesen, in the Grand block, on Wabasha street. FAVOR THE MONTANA PLAN. Eureka Lodge, A. O. U. W„ Inatruets It» Representatives. There was a considerable debate over th? classified assessment scheme at the meeting of Eureka lodge, A. O. U. W., Tuesday even ing, the following delegates, elected to the grand lodge, being Instructed for the Mon tana plan: Messrs. Dunnning, Dion, Hallam &< * Swift. Speeches were made by Judge Twohy, A. ___ell, Os'-ar Hallam and others. A progressive euchre party followed the business meeting. The prizes were won by Misses Scarrett and Young and Messrs. W. Hall and O. Hallam. An oyster aupp.r was served. HANDS tOl NT IN A WATCH CASK. Thi* Timepiece Hud Several of its Ovrn, nn Well hn Some r,._ Other*. Albert F. Erlanson owned a valuable diver watch when he went to sleep yesterday morn ing at his home, 190 East Tenth street, but when he nwoke last evening the time piece was missing. An enterprising sneak thief had visited Mr Erlanson's room while he slumbered and car ried off the watch. It was an unusually large watch, valuable on account of an intricate mechanism operating several different sets of hands. As a novelty the time piece was prized by the owner, as It is said to have been the only watch of the kind in the city. A suspicious character, for whom the po lice are now looking, was seen about the house during the afternoon. BUT ONE MORE REMAINS. Diiuz'm Concert Season In Drawing to a Clone. The programme of the Danz orchestra at the Metropolitan opera house. Minneapolis, yesterday afternoon, proved one cf the most successful of the present s.ries. The concert was well attended by the admirers of Mr. Danz and his orchestra both from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The last cf the series will be given Sunriay afternn. n. I'< b. 20. NEILSON IS NOT KNOWN. Supposed Boston Burglar Mho Claims; St. Paul ns His Home. Peter Neil.o'n, who shot a member of the Boston. Mass., police force Saturday night and who was accredited In yesterday's dis patch with being a resident of Sr. Paul, la unknown to the authorities of this city. The police say no one by the name of Peter Neilson has figured ln local criminal records. When arrested in Boston it Is said that Neil s',n was probably engaged in the preliminaries of a planned burglary. The local police think that the man may be a St. Paul crook, who has given an as. name. LUTHERANS' LAST DAY. Three Flr Meeting* Held at Gusta vo h Adolphns Church. Three big meetings were held yesterday at Gustavua Adolphus Swedish Lutheran church. Itev. P. P. Hedenstrom and Rev. C. U. L. Boman preached at the morning service. In the afternoon there was a Sunday school festival, th. lessons being read b> Rev. J. Moody and Dr. M. Wahls.rom. The evening discourses were by Rev. J. D. Nelsenius and Rev. C. O. Sv.en.on, of Pu'iton. Wi'3 Make New Sir Knights. Sir Knights of Division No. 2. U. R. EC. P.. are requested to bring their fatigue uniforms and swords to the Castle hall. Sixth and Rob ert streets, Thursday evening next for work in the sir knight rani;. The meeting of the division last Thursday was a financial success. LATE SOCIAL NEWS. Miss Hattie E. Munclair, who left a year ' ago for California on account of ill health, is home on a visit to her mother, Mrs. T. I! . ' Munclair, of 278 West Seventh street. Miss Munclair' a health has improved and she i. ! soon to return to the East, where she expi i ts to remain. St. Paul Camp No. 1, Sons cf Veterans, will celebrate Washington's birthday by giving a ' miliary ball Tuesday, evening, Feb. 22, at i Oxford hall. Mr. and Mrs. Mohan entertained the Fill- I more Avenue Cinch club Wednesday evening, i Prizes were won by Mrs. Edward Yetter, Miss Ketchum. John Burns and Richard liunt. mr.n. Miss Knights, of Litchfield, will be the guest of Miss Myers, of Congress street, this week. The commercial travelers gave their usual semi-weekly social Saturday evening : n Westmoreland hall. There were twent; couples attending. In two weeks' time the ladies of the association will give a domino ball ln the same hall. Dayton's Bluff Camp No. 20, Woodmen cf the World, will give a social and hop at 1. O. O. F. hall, at Seventh and Reaney streets, this evening. The Hawthorne Social club, composed of the members of Division No. 3, Daughters of Erin, will give its second entertainment and ball at Central hall, S.xth and Seventh streets, Thursday evening. Mrs. Edmund Twohy. of West Superior, is visiting with Judge and Mrs. John Twoby, 736 Iglehart street. The Monday Evening circle will hold its meeting tonigh: with .Miss Cochran. _J \V. st ern avenue. The papers will be: "The Ori gin and Growth of the Folk Song ln Ger many," Edward R. Siaf.rd Jr., illu-sti-.i ed with song by C. li. Bigelow Jr.; "Soia man Composers and Their Works." Miss Frances Rogers; "Why Are the G.-rmans Musical." C. W. Ebtrlein. DE AECOS MAY STEP IN SPANISH MINISTER TO MEXICO 1 OW IN WASHINGTON Cabinet at Madrid to Meet Today to Connider a Successor of De Lome InuKual Secrecy Maintained in Respect to. Communications With Woodford. MADRID, Feb. 13.- The cabinet will discuss tomorrow the choice of a suc cessor to Senor Dupuy de Lome at Y\ nshington. The candidacy of Senor Polo-Bernaba appears to be abandoned. Several members of the cabinet the nomination of the Duke Spanish minister t<> Mexico, I could take charge of the tion at Washington this wee k. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.— The word cipher dispatch received Minister Woodford Saturday nighi translated at the state elepartme-nt to day, but no Intimation of its Import could be secured from official sourc is Assistant Secretary Day. who has intrusted with the whole corres] er.ce by the presiden, refused to dis cuss the message. He said merely that there was no development in the i ase which properly could be made public at this time. In one instance he su niented this statement by tiie remark that the mere fact of Information be ing withheld is not to be taken serious indication. Secretary Day at the White house, Mrs. Day being out of town. Every effort to supplement Secretary Days statement with some Information from the White house failed. To ur gent appeals for something definite the president replied, through Seci Porter, that the whole matter v. Secretary Day's hands, and that tha president relied on him to handle the information for the press. It was stated at the White hous* however, that there was no truth in the rumor of a censure upon Minis! r Woodford for allowing Dupuy de Lome to forestall him in presenting the appli cation for the minister's recall. Minister Woodford's course, it waa stated, had been entirely satisfactory, and any criticism at this time was un founded and unfair. It could not be ascertained p isltive ly whether or not an answer to Min ister Woodford's last dispatch lias been sent. It is almost certain, hoy that a reply has been drafted, and that it was put In cipher at the stal partment this evening. Mr. Sldn< y T. Smith, chief of the diplomatic b was at the department till afl o'clock. Special orders bad bee sued also to allow no one In the budd ing without a pass. The Duke de Arcs, mentioned in Madrid dispatches as a possible suc cessor to Dupuy de Lome, has been the guest of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Mac- Key-Smtth. of this city, during th. week. With him is the Duchess de Ar coc. formerly Miss Virginia Lowery, of Washington. The duke was ami dor to Mexico, and is stopping in Wash ington en route to Spain. During the week he has been ent< i - tamed by the British ambassador nnd Lady Pauncefote at luncheon and by the late Spanish minister and Mme. do Lome, who gave a dinner ln his honi r Thursday < vening. AID FOR THE WHALERS. Bear's 'telle. Expedition Well on Eta Waj to the \re tiCN. SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 13.— News was received here today from tin dition by the government last Nov. -tu ber e.n the revenue cutter Bear to re lieve the whaling fleet imprisoned in the Arctic ocean. The news was brought by th< steamer Lakme, which left Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Feb. 3. The overland expedition in chari Lieut. D. H. Jarvis lefl the I 11. f..i Tunnorok, a native village m the north shore of Cap ■ Vane and th.- Bear returned t<> Dutch Har bor, wheic sh.- went into winter quar ters. The overland expedition, consist ing of Lieut. Jarvis, Lieut. E. P. I:• i - tholf, Surgeon J. Coll and F. K. Colt koff. guide, expecteel i<> proceed to St. Michaels, which thej would reach in about ten days aftei leaving tie From St. Michaels the overland dition will go to Teller station, reindeer will be procured with which to make the trip t.. Point Barrow. On s_ count of the ice, thi Bear was only aide to gel within sixty mil Sledge island, where it was mi i... land the overland expedition. The Bear madi the trip fi am .-■ to I nab. ska In t<-n days, Including a delay of twenty-four hours about 100 miles out, caused by a seven storm. No special incident attended the run to when the overland expedition was landed. The Bear also brings news that the bark Coloma, which lefl Tacoma Dec. 2(> with lumber for Dutch Harbor, had not reach.-d her destination, and it is f< and that she is lost. POLICE MIST SHA. B. Atlanta Patrolmen \«»< Allowed to Wear Stubby Beards. CHICAGO, Feb. 13. Atlanta Bpecial ;o the Chronicle: The policemen in Sergeant John Abbot's squad must shavi threi I v .-. b or 1 (-se ilk ir jobs. This peculiar edict went forth thi. morning when Patrolman Debray reported ror duty with a stubby growth of two w< face. He was laid oil until it. had bi moved, and the sergeant informed bis men tbat -j.i order to preserve the neat a ance of the force and to prevent their beards being violently handled by obstreperoui oners this he v. rule would have to bi plied with. Tiie policemen pretest, but they ha other alteraa lye, „r,_ the shaving will begin with Monday. GOTHAM WANTS LOW RATES. Will Make the Demand tit the Wash ington Meeting. NEW YORK, Feb. 13. — A atlve o( the Merchants' association of this i [I for Washington today, and will be pre! th.- conference of chairmen and past agents of ti. isociatlons of the country v.iu.-h win t>>- held th re tomorr will make api l:< atlon for r dv X< v. York fr m t< rrltory wh. re i v . have not bf i _ granted. Offers to co-operate in the movement of re duced rates to New York hi d from a number of Wesl chants' association, althoug other roaJfis referred lhe matt. - \v- Btt m 'i'; a ' Chairman Caldwell i.- expected to Ingtcn tomorrow. -_n effort will be mi get him to consider the matter ■ A delegation from the Hou Business league Is now- in city, with power to acl committee for the purpose (f having Yu'i. co-operati In obtaining for the H canal the ; i fc.r that purpose by the wai si.< eial in. eting of the ■ tomorrow. Pacific Sten TOCI >. SAN FRANCISCO, F. b. 13. -Arrlvei: Brl i h steamer Gaelic, Hong Kong, Yokohama and Honolulu; American Bfl Honolulu; American barkentine Mary Wink.i man, Kahului. Gladstone to Return lloine. CANNES, Feb. 13 Henry Gladston. his father and tie- whole funhP In I about the end of next week for a south - : England watering plan. jir. Gladstone' etclan thinks his patient lias attained the ut most benefit from his stay on th" Riviera. Refinery for Hawaii. CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 18— The C ty F r_ and Iron company, et this city, baa Jo ."i\'-d v big order for sugar-making chinery to be put into a refinery In '. Tht amount of the older h«_ not yet b- . v . Btlmated.