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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1898. r~ Published Daily. Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Fourth nnd Minnesota Streets, St. Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OF SU INSCRIPTION. i i I <* i **"" mo I mos I mos Daily .7 I .40c ?2 . 2 554 .00 TJailv and Sunday...! .50c 2.75 5.00 6undav 1.50 .Weekly I 1.00 Entered at Postoffice at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-elas . Matter. Address ell communications and make all Remittances payable to Till. GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota. Anonymous communications not noticed. Re jected manuscripts v.i'.l not be returned un less accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES: Minncaimli.s C 5 South Fourth St. New York 10 Spruce St. Wnalitnsrtnn Corcoran Building Chlcagro. .Room 609, No. ST Washington St. | - ' irder- for the delivery of THE ST. PAIL GLOBE, cither residence or place of business, may bo made by postal card or through telephone. Any irregularity In de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to the offlce of publication. TELEPHONES: GLOBE Publication Office 1065 Editorial Rooms 78 Minneapolis Branch, Mpls 9 47 WEATHER FOR TODAY. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.— Forecast for Tuesday: Minnesota— Light snows; colder; northerly winds. Wisconsin — Generally <l.udy weatfeer; snow ln the morning; colder; brisk northwesterly winds. North and South Dakota — Light local enows; colder; northerly winds. Montana— Light snow or rain; colder, north to east winds. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. United States Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau, Washington, Feb. 14, 6:48 p. m. Local Time, 8 p. m. 75th Meridian Time.— Observations taken at the same mo ment of time at all stations. TEMPERATURES. Place. Ti m.| Place. Tern. St. Paul 2lJQu'Appelle .. .. . 6 Duluth 22 Minnedosa C Huron 30 Winnipeg 2 Bismarck 22 Williston 1* Puffalo 30-32 Havre 3f Boston 36-42 Helena 42 Qheyenne -82-30 Edmonton —2 Chicago .. .. .30-32 rtattleford —C Cincinnati 44-44 Prince Albert .. ..—4 Montreal 34-36 Calgary 20] New Orleans .. ..62-68 Medicine Hat .. ..20'New York 38-42 Swift Current .. .. S- Pittsburg 38-40 DAILY MEANS. Barometer, 25.81: mean temperature, 26; relative humidity, 7R; wind at 8 p. m., north east; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature, 2"; minimum temperature. 24: daily range. 3; amount of precipitation (rain and melted enow) in last twenty-four hours, .16. , Not.-— Barometer corrected for temperature nnd elevation. — P. F. Lyons, Observer. Our New Carpenter Letters. As tbe resuit of an arrangement, con cluded several months ago with the world-famousj newspaper correspond ent. Mr. Frank O. Carpenter, The C lobe will begin, in March, the pub lication of a new series of letters from him, covering the story of progress In •the entire continent of South America. An interview with Mr. Carpenter, •which appears in another column, will give more in detail the itinerary that he lias laid out, and the subjects that he will treat for the instruction and delight of our readers. This is one of the most ambitious projects ever un dertaken in the newspaper field, and we «re confident that the results will jus tify the daring nature of the enterprise end the magnitude of the outlay. Mr. Carpenter, who is today without c rival in the field of special newspaper correspondence. Is already on the Isth mus of Panama, at the beginning of a tour which will include 25,000 miles of travel and will last more than a year. He has mapped out a route that will cover the South American continent from end to end. Beginning with Bo livia, he will pass down the west coast of th. Andean region to the Straits of Magellan and the desolate islands of the Tierra del Fuegans.. Returning along the eastern portion of the conti nent, he will investigate the condition of the country that has been so often compared with the United States, and that is in some respects a commercial rival. Buenos Ayres; go up the great rivers that flow from the Andes to the Atlantic; explore the Interior; examine the resources of the mighty and won .derful empire of Brazil, and close his Inquiries and adventures at the mouth of the Orinoco and along the shores of the I 'aribbean sea. The densest and most facile of men could not make such a trip as th_3 ■Without acquiring a vast fund of enter tainment and useful information. When It is done by such a man as Mr. Frank G. Carpenter, a man whose senses and intelligence have been trained for years In the quick perceptiveness and com plete assimilation that belong to news paper work, its results must be fairly equivalent to a lifetime of individual travel and study. Mr. Carpenter will report upon every aspect of life as he meets it under and below the equator. He will tell the readi rs of The Globe all about the physical characteristics of this still partially unknown land. He will enum erate its different resources." He will describe climatic conditions and topo graphical features. He will catalogue, with the shrewd eye of an experienced man of business, the material resources of nations, and locate the opportuni ties for business enterprise. These let ters will be a perfect guide for those who may wish to journey to the south ern continent in the future, and they will serve as a business directory for those whe are already beginning to un derstand that it is the United States to which the trade of South America 'belongs, and that we must reach out and grasp it. It seems tc us that this ls an enter prise far worthier in its character as a part of journalism, and far more effect ive in its consequences, than w r ar syn dicates or the collection of the drivel from foreign capitals about courts and cabinets and the petty officials of the day, which people who have lost the true sense of newspaper perspective sometimes call "news." The continent of South America is to be laid bare from isthmus to cape, and its treas ures and its resources ransacked by Mr. Carpenter for the benefit of the readers of The Globe. His letters will be found in every number of The Sunday Globe for the ensuing year, and we believe that no portion of its columns will be awaited with more Interest or read with greater avidity and profit. State Party Issue for 1898. The Republican papers and politicians are entirely absorbed in the prepara tion and smashing of "slates," as if the only task before them was the se lection of a ticket. On the other hand, the opposition appear to be engaged in constructing a platform, built of planks contributed, by the various elements, squared and trued so as to leave as few cracks as possible. The consensus of the expressed opinions of the leading men Indicate no larger purpose than merely to "get together." The Repub licans assume that the only issue to be presented is that on which the national campaign of 1896 was fought, and the opposition, so. far as their purpose is discernable, are of the same mind. That that issue can have no possible bearing upon state administration; that whether one or the other party win will have no more effect on the national issue, save in congressional districts, than It would upon the partition of China by the powers, presents an ab surdity of which the opposition, at least, appear to be serenely uncon scious. There is apparent a reason why Re publicans should invite a repetition of the contest on that question. It will serve them both as an ally and a shield. It gave them a plurality of 62,768 votes on the presidential ticket, and a clear majority of 54,254. It gave their state ticket, below its head, an average plu rality of 48,000. It will also serve as a shield to hide the maladministration of affairs purely relating to the state dur ing the years of their absolute control. It will divert attack from a point where they are vulnerable, and center it upon a point where everything past and present indicates that they are impreg nable. Small wonder that they want It again, and are only anxious lest their opponents should not present it. It is probable at this time, that they will be gratified. Saner counsels may prevail later when the bugles sound the warning that the conflict is actually on, and that a struggle is at hand where votes and not rhetoric nor sounding declamation and arraignment tell. There is a national question that Is also a state question. The parentalism of the national Republican party is as virulent in the state as the nation. Under the pretense of regard for the public welfare parentalism seizes the power of the state to advance the in- I terests of the few. It is so in the na tion and it is so in the state. Here is an Issue the opposition to Republican ism can tender with every prospect of success. The Republicans would be defenseless. At every point of attack they would be vulnerable. Instead of assaulting, they would be constantly resisting assaults. Instead of fabricat ing bogies to scare the timid they would have to defend the indefensible and excuse their own abuses of power. There is no need to particularize. No need to specify the interferences of law with freedom of employment and op portunity. No need to detail the growth of our state institutionalism; th. in crease of burdens and commissions and boards, with ever swelling expense bills and ever-increasing demands for ex tension. No need to compare the hy pocrisy that enacts stringent laws against trusts with the immunity from prosecution for ' violation accorded them. No more is needed than to men tion the treatment of the grain mar kets and the Iron properties of the state. Is there not' enough of detail under each of these specimens of pa rentalism on which to found an Indict ment that would be sure to convict? Is it sensible to leave unused your am munition and content yourself with making mouths at the enemy? Will the opposition to the Republican party do precisely the thing they wish it to do and not do the very thing they fear it will do? Som. Cfever Detective Work. It appears that the wrath of Spain, which has descended upon this coun try for its alleged base treachery In permitting the purloining of Senor de Lome's le-tter, was not justified. That incident was planned and carried out wholly by agents of the Cuban gov ernment; and it shows how ample are their resources and how acute their intelligence when they were able to manage this affair from beginning to end, closing with the dismissal of the Spanish minister and his disgrace, by their own agents, and without either the knowledge or the assistance of any American. It was agents of the Cuban junta who learned from private sources that De Lome had written that letter to his friend at Havana. The letter was carried regularly through . the mails and reached Its destination, though not the hands of the person to whom it was addressed. Again it was agents of the Cuban junta who, in the very capital and stronghold of the Spanish power in Cuba, intercepted the missive, sent a false letter In Its stead and returned the original to do its dead ly work In discrediting De Lome and revealing the contempt of official Spain for the policy of autonomy that it had loudly heralded. All this was dene without connivance THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1898. on the part of the United States. Had It been the work of American sympa thizers with Cuba, It would have been open to very severe criticism. Accom plished by Cuban agencies, it becomes a part of the work of war. War it is, whether other nations recognize it or not, that exists between Cuba and Spain, and such agencies as the in terception of dispatches, public or pri vate, have always been admittedly proper between belligerents. The Cu ban emissaries have simply proved themselves too bright-witted and too active for their Spanish adversaries, and have scored a heavier victory in diplomacy than they have won in the field. If Spain rages against the pur loining of a letter, which no careful minister w r ould have written or intrust ed to the post under any circumstan ces, her anger cannot be directed to ward the United States, which had no complicity in 'the affair. Cuba has beaten Spain in this field, as in others. Our skirts are clear. There was a watering of Guaranty Loan stock yesterday that would have made Menage go wild with joy. The pipe connecting with the big reservior in the top of the building burst. Rich bench claims have been discov ered in the Klondike country- When the fact became known at Dawson only the men with the swiftest dogs had a bench show. It need not be taken for granted that the King of Norway and Sweden is ap pointing white metallists to his best offices, because he has appointed Steen to one. The cast-Iron pipe trust has been overthrown by the United States courts. This shows that even a cast iron pipe trust isn't a lead pipe cinch. A beautiful valentine, all in white, was St. Paul's present yesterday, and the gay winter scene made the old Saint feel young again. De Lome Is not the only one who has sent a valentine which caused him trouble afterward. If Weyler's advice had been asked he would have told De Lome to use a typewriter. There is both rhyme and reason in "De Lome, go home." Thrusts and Parries. The Cleveland bonds were caused mainly by deficiency of revenue.— New York Sun. So the bond issues wero only "mainly" compelled by deficient revenue. The Sun is progressing. Two years ago tho deficit was the only cause. Now it was "mainly;" later It will be "largely." Then, as the Sun shines on a treasury that records a continued deficit coincident with an undisturbed supply of gold, it may come to admit that it was not the deficit but a very human desiro to con vert money of doubtful and threatened sol vency into money of unquestionable secu rity, that caused the run that compelled the lssuo of bond 3. Last week we had occasion to speak of matrimony. Our sermon had no effect what ever as various items in our local columns tended to show. Regretting our failure to prevent premature unions, we wish now to say a few words on the proper treatment and upbringing or the fatal resultants of all matrimonial ventures. To begin and virtual ly in the same line conclude our few words of advice, we may say that in our opinion the women of this county know no mo-re about the proper bringing up of children than a hen doe 3 about bookkeeping. — Cam bridge Press. With unpardonable carelessness we over looked the prior sermon, but, if it possessed the brevity of this counsel to those responsi ble for the "fatal resultants," we tender that fact in apology. We note the same effect in the advice given to those who heeded not the counsel of the previous week, but went off and rashly committed matrimony; a brevity that lacks force to carry its load to its object. The charge of powder Is dis proportionrd to the weight of the projectile. How can Iselin expect the young married folks of Isanti county to connect their "fatal resultants" with the alleged fact of the in capacity of the women of that county to rear children properly, and with the ignorance of hens about bookkeeping? HENRI MARTEAU'S RECITAL. Had every scat in Conover hall been oc cupied last night— and there were several vacant— Henri Marteau, the violin virtuoso, would not have played to &3 large an aud ience as his art deserves. This man has tho soul of an artist and the power to give that soul expression. Simplicity Is his distinguish ing quality, as it is of all artists, whether they consecrate their being to music, poetry, sculpture or the drama. Marteau appeals to those people who really love music, though they don't profess to have any technical knowledge of it. as elo quently as he does to the musical expert His simplicity manifests itself in the ab sence of nil affectation of manner, and In the complete devotion of the man to the lucid Interpretation of the masters' compositions without unnecessary flourish or complex em bellishments tbat confuse rather than delight. 'Marteau himself is really an index of what he contains— that ls, after you have heard him play that Instrument of all Instruments. At first he disappoints the vision of those who have come to hear a great artist. Sure ly sucTi a rosy-cheeked man, with a modest moustache and light brown hair of conven tional cut, is a most unconventional embodi ment of a distinguished musician. For such is the potent influence of the association of ideas that a barber is as fatal to musical genius as the faithless Delilah was to Sam son's prowess. When Henri Marteau stepped forth upon the stage of Ccnovc- hall last night— a bright eyed, handsome young man, though minus the flowing locks, and rapt, abstracted ex pression of many worthy artists — the audience doubted while they applauded. He looked as though he might play the "Carnival of Venice" with Infinite variations. Every one was willing to concede that he might be clever. Perhaps he might make the violin tell some funny stories, and perform some gro tesque antics. But not so. Not one gymnastic feat did he attempt. Not one "trick" did he debase his instrument to perform. Infused with the lofty spirit of the real artist, he did not prostitute his art. Every tone he pro duced was legitimate. There are violin virtuosos of considerable pretensions who aim "to split the ears of the groundlings," and their aim ls accurate— and deadly. Marteau excels ln the revelation of the deeper tones of the violin. As his bow sweeps across the two lower strings of the Instru ment, clinging to them as though it could not part from them, it draws forth rich, fer vent, passionate tones that speak with un failing eloquence to the heart. They spoke most eloquently in Godard's "Adagio Pa thetique." So effective indeed was the in terpretation of this beautiful composition, that Marteau was obliged to repeat it, in re sponse to the prolonged and insistent applause of his audience. Such a volume, breadth and absolute purity of tone are rarely found united. Perhaps the most conspicuous example of the brilliancy of this artist's execution was noticeable in his playing of the "Scherzo- Tarentelle," by Wlenlawski, and the "Allegro Energlco," the third movement of the Max Bruch concerto. Marteau was again obliged to respond to t_e plaudits that would not cease, until he did, though this time h^encore piece was Schubert's immortal "SeTTnade." His interpretation of the "Allegro Energlco" fairly vibrated with the qualities those words suggest. The opening number on the programme was Grieg's Sonata, op. 8. It was perhaps the least attractive of all, though its final movement revealed the delicacy of touch and daintiness of expression that gave prom ise of what was to come. After the conqerto,' >larteau followed with J. S. Bach's "Gavotte and Rondo," "Bour ree" and "PrelUdium," the last serving to brilliantly exemplify his command over the bow. These compositions were all played without piano accompaniment, and in this connection It should be said that Mr. Emll Ober-Hoffer act&itted' himself at the piano most creditably.' Mr. Ober-Hoffer also con tributed a Nocturne (No. 2) and the Fan taisie-Impromptij, op. 66, by Chopin. The concluding selections weTe Joachim's arrangement of 'Schumann's soothing "Even Song" and the Introduction and Rondo Capriccloso, op.. 28, ,by Saint Saens. The "Abend-lied" was interpreted with requisite feeling, and Saint Saen's fanciful creation was played witn captivating spirit. NOTHWEST HUMOR. From the Fargo Argu3. Women cry at a wedding— the married ones because they know how it is— the young single ones because they don't— and the old maids for fear they will never find out. From the Waseca Radical. A fair warning. A man died in St. Paul last week while carrying an armful of wood. Died with tho wood still in his arms— caught as It were, square In the deadly act. This should be a fair warning to all men, to let the women carry the wood. From the Manitowoc Pilot. "Miss Central i 3 always a lovely personage ln telephone lines. When John Watt gets his phone in shape the Pilot won't talk over hia old line if he employs any but girls. As John Chloupek said before worldly wisdom taught him that language was intended to conceal thought, "Girls is nice." From tho Grand Forks Courier. Miss Nellie I. Taylor and Paul D. Quiggs, of Fargo, were engaged, and Nellie was out of town for a few days. They exchanged tho following telegrams and thoughtlessly signed them by thr-ir Initials only: "Dear Nellie: Come home to me. P.D.Q." "Dear Paul: Am coming, my love. N. I. T." AT THE HOTELS. CLARENDON HOTEL— George D. McAr thur, Blue Earth City; W. H. Bentley, Lime Springs; E. E. Hagen, Dickinson; J. C. Palgier and wife, Chicago; A. C. Hagemier, Batavia; And. Sarttre, Rochester; Anton Larson, Hillsboro; P. C. Jacobs, Stevens Point; A. D. Galusha, Decorah; H. A. Petersen, Duluth; J. H. Barnes, Eau Claire; H. B. Musins, Eau Claire; J. B. Dye, Waseca; P. C. Bailey. Wa seca; William G. Lv Due. Hastings; William O'Neil, Grandin; If. B. Briggs, Winnipeg; C. A. Hagaman, Rush City. MERCHANTS'- J. F. Thalc-n. Fargo; L. L. Walton, Lccnert; Mrs. J. 17. Gibson, St. Thomas; J. F. Cowan, Devil's Lake; VV. G. Scott, Winnipeg; Louis Schmidt, West Supe rior; James McCabe. Glasstcn N. I).; T. L. Sender, Butte; T. H. Royston, Grand Rap ids; W. B. Douglass, Moorhead; J. Adam Bede. Pine City; E. \y. Grant, Milwaukee; B. G. Carry, New York; D. L. Grant, Glen wood; M. Marcus, Medford, Wis.; Mrs. Rey nolds, Chicago; George H. Keys, Ellendale; A. Jones, Chicago: Charles H. Bourne, Still water; E. F. Andrews, Wiudom; William Mayhew, Toledo; G. W. Durman. Portland; James Quail, Duluth; C. E. Taylor Devil's Lake: E. 11. Ahrens. Great Falls. Mont; A. G. Ellis, Saginaw; E. C. Simmons, Saginaw; ____, llolTor th, Minnesota; A. 11. Douglass, bibley; J. W. Andrews, Meriden; G. G. San born, Philadelphia;; Chris Gopherland, Osage- William Tierney, Pihe City; T. S. Wilcox! Kasota; P. J. MeGuire, Crookston; C. B. Buckman, Little Falls; J. B. Elliott, Mon tana; St. J. Dale. Renville; K. J. Bemis Hartford; B. Goodman, Philadelphia- Will iam Burrow, Milwaukee; Fll Green and wife Mapleton; F. M. Crosby, Hastings. METUOPOLITAN-C. B. Pomeroy, busi ness manager of "Under the Polar Star" I-card Sjoberg, Rosseau; J. K. Leucke Chi cago; George Purvir. Crcckston; Miss E Tarrant, Spring Brook;- E. T. Vuial St Louis; A. M. Burt, Sarlrs; F. Ar_nde' New York; Miss E. Dale, Charles B. Canton S. E. Blatsdell, Dubuquei Jchii S. Ccmpbetl Mandan; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hodge Wi nona; Fred C. Johnston, "Buffalo; R. O. Ains worth, Wabasha. RYAN— E. W. Price, New York- O B Stewart. Chicago; W. B. Herrick, Chicago; R. R. Mac Donald, Toledo; J. N. G.llschall Agent Ysaye; L. Williams, Nashville; J. a' Ricrdan. St. Louis: F. A. Marlow, Montana- S. C. Schwaub, New York; W. C. Bend' Montana: Carl Schmidt, New York; D. Hoin berger, Chicago; T. I). Mayhew. Louisville- N. H. Sassman, Philadelphia; C. Howe Du luth; F. A. Rateliffe. Chicago; C. Worn m-Ick. New York; F. R. Horton, New York- L. W. Wood, New York; J. H. Stoddard' Cincinnati; F. W. . Morgan. New York" Charles S. Gallager, New York; M. E. Ell's' Chicago: F. E. Smith. New York; J. E* Blair, Chicago; W. E. Cro.sthe. Chicago- A C. Frei.en, Trenton, N. J.; F. L. Gilbert Duluth; W. R. Pa-rk, Boston; Henri Marteau' Lieut. G. 11. Cannon and wife, nurse and two children, F.Qrt walla Walla, Wash. WINDSOR— A.. : If; Hanson. Fargo. N. D.; D. J. Mahopey. Lansing. Mich.; Henry D. E. Clerque. Chicago; W. E. Carroll, Chi cago; William Mjliar and wife. West Superior, Wis.; Jacob Rels, Shakopee; R. J. Dempsey' Chicago; J. F. Kirby, Chicago; S. W. Ander son, Wells; J. 7 y. Mattheas, Fergus Falls; August Gronnennd, Chicago; Miss Nellie Griffith. Minneapolis; Henry Nelson, Minneap olis: Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Wallace, Minneap olis; R. J. Wollett, «t Louis, Mo.; W. .1. Gordon, Glenwood; H. Kellar, Glenwocd; T. S. Campbell, West Superior, Wis.; H. C. Moor, Chicago; August Zwick, St Louis, Mo; L. L. Brown, Winona. — U U FlV__IN«. MONEY. <•;. v SozuethtuK Tliat ,J» a H_e_ Better Thine to Do, Albeit a Little In the Same ' Line. Supposing you found in the streets, or elsewhere, a considerable sum of money, and after honest and diligent but vain effort to discover the loser, became satisfied that you were entitled to it, it would be something you would hardly cease talking about to your dying day. Even the lucky phase of the matter would in time be dimmed in your mind by the idea that it was through somo merit of your own that you obtained the money, and the event would be one over which you would congratulate yourself a hundred times more than as though you had made or saved the sum in tho regular rou tine of business. Therein is where injustice would be done to yourself, for the money received through legitimate effort, or better still, saved by the exercise of prudence and self-denial, is vastly more creditable than the mere windfall of luck which may only come once in a lifetime. The determination, for Instance, to take out life insurance, and the persistent effort to maintain the policy, and even, perhaps, to add to it year by year in the way of accrued dividends, is something that a man has a right to brag of to himself, and incidentally just a little to others. It is proper enough to keep the left hand In ignorance of what the right is doing in a charitable way. but ln a matter so credit able alike to judgment and grit as taking and perpetuating life insurance, a man has tho right if not the positive duty, to see that his light is not hidden under the bushel. At any rate, he ls more entitled to congratulate himself as. though he had simply found money in the streets, for he is bringing good repute to himself and luck to posterity. ► .1- NEEDS OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS Will Be Discti_i.e__ at House of Hope CKureh' Today. The second annual jpstitut . of the Sunday schools of then St. Paul presbytery will be held today at the House of Hope church. There will be three sessions, mornlag from 9:30 to 12, afternocn from 2 until 4:30 o'clock, and in the e-vflPning** teachers' rally frcm 7:45 until 9 o'efpek. ■$_. F. Sulzer and Rev. J. P. Ferguson^cf- Sfcakopee, will speak dur ing the morning _esston on "The Country Sunday School \ Rev. W. C. Laube and Rev. A. C. Tychsen Vill speak on "Sunday School Work Among :pur Foreign Element." and Prof. H. S. Ba^er will speak en "Simplicity in Teaching." iThereir will be roll call and reports from the forty-one Sunday schools represented in the presbytery', and a ques tion box conducted by Rev. J. H. Sammis, of Red Wing. At 12:30 luncheon will be served in the church parlors by tltte House of Hope ladles. In the afternoon the speakers will be Prof. Thomas Shaw, Mrs. Gen. Johnson, Rev. W. 1 C, Covert. Mrs. L. J. Lee, Dr. Charles E. Lee. Andrew Rankin and Or. M. D. Ed wards. At 430 there vO) be a special prlrate con ference of the superintendents and tfcf-lr as- ! siptants. * ■ i lv the evening there will be an ad_res3 by I Rev. William N. Kincald. of Minneapolis. B. H. Sehriber, Mrs. P. R. Saunders and Miss Ware constitute the entertainment com mittee, and Mrs. A. P. Moss and Mrs. E. R. Sanford are the luncheon committee. MUST SPRINKLE CAREFULLY. Board of Public Works Will Watch Its Contractors This Seasoln. The board of public works yesterday approved the specifications under which contracts will be advertised for sprinkling and laying wooden side walks. The clerk was directed to ad vertise for, bids, and these will be opened the latter part of this month. The city for sprinkling purposes this year will be divided into fourteen dis tricts. Bids will be asked for sprink ling streets paved with asphalt, tor all other streets except those paved with asphalt and for sprinkling boulevards. The asphalt streets are to be sprink led seven times each day, excepting Sundays, and only spray sprinklers are to be used. Each sprinkling cart ls ex pected to care for one and one-quar ter miles of street, and the contractor ls to be fined §5 for each time the pavement is flooded or not properly sprinkled. The streets other than those paved with asphalt are to be sprinkled four times each week day and three times on Sundays. One cart Is to care for two miles of street. Streets which are boulevarded are to have the boulevards sprinkled three times each day. The wooden sidewalk specifications are about the same as last year, ex cept that the class of lumber will not be such as will prevent the contractor from securing it. Last year the speci fications called for lumber which it was hard to find, and the result was that about eight miles of sidewalk was not laid, owing to the contractor being unable to secure a sufficient supply. This year the several lumber dealers were called before the board, and af ter a conference the following clause was inserted in the specifications: "Lumber must be strictly of the grade known as first common white pine of good sound character and free from sap except on one edge only. The measurement over adjacent surfaces shall not exceed three and one-half inches according to the plans furnish ed with these specifications." Approximately about twenty-five miles of wooden walks will be laid un der the contract this year, which in cludes the eight miles left over from last year. The city engineer submitted an esti mate for the grading, surfacing and boulevarding of Livingstone avenue from Louisa to Winifred streets. Ac cording to the plans th_ roadway will be thirty-two feet and the boulevards eighteen and a half feet. The esti mated cost is $1,685. or 94 cents per front foot to the property owners. The figures will be presented to the alder man of the ward before further action is taken. The plan also requires forty fcur trees, at $3 each. FAHtMOIXT AVENUE EXCITED. Burglar Entered Two Residences During Sunday Night. Tha presence of burglar at the residence of A. R. Bayson, 796 Fairmont avenue, at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning, when the do mestic went down stairs to light the kitchen fire, badly frightened tho occupants of the house and created considerable excitement in the neighborhood. The girl discovered the burglar in the dining room, where he had collected all of the silver tableware and piled it on the sideboard. The robber was so thoroughly startled, however, by the unexpected inter ruption that he fled from the house without any plunder. He escaped by way of tho front door, which had been opened with skeleton keys. The girl fled to the upper portion of the dwelling to inform the fam ily that thieves were in the house. The cries awakened several neighbors and soon an exciting hunt was in progress about tho premises for the burglar. No trace of the robber could be found, however, and the attention of the family was directed to taking an inventory of the house hold possessions, when It was ascertained I that the thief had been frightened away without any booty. From indications at the home of Val J. Rothschild, 7"jS Fairmont avenue, it is be lieved that the same burglar made an a'tempt to rob the Rothschild residence previous to this episode at the Bayson house. The front door was found unlocked yester day morning, and .is the family is positive it was locked the night before, it is thought the robber opened it by means of skeleton keys, but was doubtless frightened away by a watch dog. which barked furiously iii tha front yard some time during the night. The police of th. Rondo street station were notified by residents on Fairmont avenue Sunday that two suspicious characters were loitering about tbe neighborhood, and officers were especially detailed to keep watch in this vicinity. This is believed to account for the unusual hour at which tho marauder entered the Bayson home. WEXDRO'S CASE IS PATHETIC. He Lay Out All Mght With One Leg Broken. Frank Wendro, a boilermakcr, living at 584 Pleasant avenue, was found by Officer Gustafsen, shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday morning, lying on the sidewalk on a semi unconscious condition, at Colburn and West Seventh streets. When taken to the city hospital It was found that the man's right leg was fractured below the knee. When he shortly recovered consciousness. Wendro said he had been ly ing where the policeman found him since tho previous night, when, he said, he had fallen from a street car. He was unable to clearly state the facts of the accident or to explain why he had not called for assist ance before the officer came upon him. The hospital authorities say if Wendro lay out in the weather all night the exposure did not affect him to any extent, and that his only injury ls the fractured limb. DIAMOND RINGS GONE. Mrs. Bacon's Jewels Are Stolen From a. Paaesnger Coach. When Mrs. T. H. Bacon, occupying apart ments at the Colonnade, returned from a trip to Chicago yesterday morning the pleas ure of her visit to the Windy City was se riously affected by the sudden discovery, soon after reaching her homo, that she had left four valuable rings in the washroom of a Great Western chair car. In making her toilet while the train passed South St. Paul. Mrs. Bacon removed the rings and left them lying on the marble washstand. She did no. miss the jewels un til she had left the train, when she notified the railroad officials and a search of the coach was made, but no trace of the rings could be found. The most costly ring was a diamond soli taire, valued at $100. while another of the jewels was a somewhat smaller solitaire, which cost $75. The other two rings were less valuable, being a turquoise worth $25 and an opal set with pearls valued at $JO. JOLLY JI NKET OF ELKS. Big Time Promised at the Austin Lodge's Institution. District Deputy John E. King and Silas Foreman, of Lodge No. 59, B. P. O. E., leave for Austin this afternoon, where tomorrow a new lodge of the order will be formally In stituted. The balance of the St. Paul and Minne apolis contingent will leave for the place to morrow morning. The St. Paul men— and quite a good repre sentation will leave here — will start in a spe cial train via the Milwaukee, pulling out of St. Paul at 8:25 a. m. and reaching Austin about noon. The exercises begin at 2 p. m. It Is ex pected that the guests, after attending prop erly to the Austin horned brethren, will be appropriately entertained, and the special train will leave after the ceremonies are over. The sleeper will be on the side track near the depot at Austin at 9 o'clock tomorrow evening, so that the visitors may turn in when they please. The train will start when the exercises are over, and will arrive here in time for business Thursday morning at about 7:30 o'clock. Monument Not Paid For. Charles H. Moore & Co. have brought an action against Josephine Haggen miller to re cover the sum of $700. alleged to be due un der a contraot for the purchase of a cer tain granite monument from the Eastern Granite company, of Cedar Rapids. 10. The complaint alleges that the monument was delivered and erected according to contract, but that the defendant has no: paid for the f same, though payment has been demanded. The plaintiff company further alleges that [ the Eastern Granite t/ratiany assigned all j Its interest ln the contract to the plaintiff last October. ALASKAN COAST TEADE MOVE MADE TO HOLD IT FOR AMERICAN VESSELS 0 Payne Bill Amending the Navigation Laws Favorably Reported by the House Committee Hansbrough Amendment to tbe Act Extending: Homestead Laws t:.- Alaska. "WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.— The house committee held a meeting- today, go ing over proposed changes in the navi gation laws to remove troublesome problems arising in Alaskan commerce. As a result, the committee later favor ably reported to the house the Payne bill providing for. several amendments to the navigation laws. The bill Is framed to meet new con ditions created by the gold discoveries on the Yukon river, and its objects and effects are explained in a compre hensive report made to the committee by Secretary Gage. It strengthens and makes explicit the laws declaring our general policy that the coasting trade (including the trado between the rest of the United States and Alaska) shall be reserved exclu sively to American vessels, and covers more explicitly the situation. The essential amendment, as pointed out by Secretary Gage, Is on the ques tion as to whether American goods consigned to Alaskan porta from Se attle can be carried in American ves sels to Victoria, a distance of only seventy-two miles, and be put on Brit ish vessels to be carried to Dyea about 900 miles, or to St. Michael's, about 2,000 miles. The treasury department has ruled that this is a violation of the laws reserving the coasting trade to Ameri can vessels. The policy of the United States, Secretary Gage says, is to con fine carrying by water "for the whole voyage" between American ports to American vessels, and the new bill is believed to explicitly affirm this pol icy and remove all doubt. HausbrouKb Bill. Senator Hansbrough today offered the following amendment to the house bill pending before the committee on public lands, extending the homestead laws and providing for railroad rights of way in Alaska: That permission to enter goods under bond or to place them in bonded ware houses at the port of Wrangel, and to withdraw them for exportation to any place in British Columbia shall not be granted until by proclamation by tho president of tho United States; that no exclusive privilege of transporting through British Columbia or tho Northwest territory goods or passen gers arriving from or destined for other ports in Alaska has been or will be grant ed to any person or corporation by tho gov ernment of the Dominion of Canada; and further, that the privilege has been duly accorded to responsible persons or corpora tions; and further that the dominion gov ernment has consented to and is allowing the entry, free of duty, of all miners' out tits and a supply of provisions uud clothing the wholo not exceeding ln quantity 2,500 pounds for each person proposing to engage iv mining in British Columbia or the North west territory. RICH NEW STRIKES REPORTED Bench Claims Located on n Side Hill Above Eldorado in the Klondike. TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 14.— 0n Dec. 15 last rich bench claims were discov ered on a side hill above Eldorada ln the Klondike country. The first three claims were located by Dr. Savage. Benjamin Oleson and Enoch Emmons, of Tacoma. A stampede followed and many claims were taken up. News of the late discovery is con tained in a letter received yesterday from Oleson to his wife. It was dated Dec. 18, three days after the first claims were located. Not far away and 200 feet higher up, on Eldorado creek, still another bench has been staked out. It is stated that one claim owner there has opened a rich pocket, not over ten feet square, from which he has taken $8,000. Other stories of rich strikes in the same sec tion are also reported in letters from the north. Zenith City Klondikers. Soecial to The St. Paul Globe. DULUTH. Minn.. Feb. 14.— Travel for the Alaskan gold fields from this point began in earnest today, and the indicatifcis are that DEPUTY COLLECTORS NAMED. Collector ot Customs Peterson An nounces His Appointments. Collector of Customs John Peterson an nounced the following appointments yester day: Otto W. Lyman, of St. Paul, special depu ty at the port of St. Paul, to take the place of A. F. Storey. John R. Heino. of New York Mills, deputy collector, clerk and treasurer at the port of St. Paul, to take the place of Thomas P. Ma_tterson. transferred to Minneapolis. Homer D. Gibbon, of Ottawa, deputy col lector and clerk at the sub-port of Rainy River, in place of Daniel Hyland. Richard Dowman. of Cook county, deputy collector and inspector at Guildford lake. In place of F. J. Schaaf. Clayton R. Cooley. of Minneapolis, deputy collector at the sub-port of Minneapolis, in place of J. W. H-enlon. James A. Noyes, of Warren, deputy collec tor and inspector at the sub-port of St. V lu cent, in place of M. J. Moran. Charles A. Moody, cf Warroad, deputy col lector and clerk at sub-port of Roseau, in place of G. J. Carpenter. John A. Haller. of Montlcello. deputy col lector and clerk at sub-port of Koochiching, in place of P. D. O'Phelan. REPROACHED THE JURY. Judge Willis Expresses Surprise at AY. S. Johnson's Acquittal. After remaining out for nearly six hours, the jury that listened to the testimony in the criminal court In the case of the state against W. S. Johnson, returned a verdict of not guilty. Johnson is the colored man who was charged with stealing a bicycle. After the verdict had been announced and recorded. Judge Willis expressed his sur prise that the jury should have returned a verdict manifestly contrary to the evidence and the law. It was the opinion of the court that the verdict should have been against the defendant. Johnson was then discharged. His defense was an alibi. IT TICKLES FULLEHTOX. Bijt Seizure of <;ame .Made Yesterday at Tower. Executive Agent Fullerton, of the state game and fish commission, was elated last night by the receipt of news from Tower of the seizure there of a lot of 800 partridges for which the wardens have been watching since early in the winter. The game was brought out of its hiding place for shipment yesterday. It is possible th_t arrest 3 will follow. Mr. Fullertcn leaves today for Wisconsin to testify in the trial of a suit between the Wisconsin wardens and some shipper- ot game at Shell lake, which was seized here. BUSY BOARD OF BARBERS. It Is Engaged In the Trial of Krohn'a Helpers. The state barbers' bo3rd held a short meet ing at the. Capitol yesterday afternoon, tak ing up the trial of J. M. Kelly and Charles McKinney. employes of Krohn, the West Seventh street barber, who was charged with maintaining an unsanitary shop. Today the beard will conduct an examina tion of applicants for licenses, of whom about forty will be on hand. Gov. Clough yesterday appointed P. J. Saver, of Minneapolis, a member cf the beard, Mr. Purlngton, of the same city, re cefctly appointed, being unable to serve. Osterllnd Pared Luckily. Judge Willis ImiMi.td a reformatory sen tence yesterday upon August f>ster!ind. the convicted f«rger of the cerUfica:e of preferred stock of the St. Paul & Duluth railroad. Oserlind Is thirty-four years old, and a printer by trade 9 it will continue at a lively rate. Tonight John Haman. Mike O'Keefe. Geo^e Raymond and J. C. Clark left for Alaska. They go to M. Paul, and there expect to join another ?, y _„ , once in ***»■» they will follow tlie Stickeen route. This morning Joseph Burns and two others left for tho Klondike with complete outfits and eleven trained dogs Tomorrow another smail party is expected to start and during the next' two weeks a number more will leave. It is estimated that before the end ot the month not loss than fifty men. living in Duluth and vicinity will leave for the gold fields. Woman Editor for Dawson. FOr_MAN. N. D.. Feb. I_.-Mrs. H. .. Har court. wife of tho former publisher of tho Lisbon Gazette, sends word to North Dakota friends tnat she will leave for the Klondike! country shortly with a complete newsoaper outfit and will establish a p.aper at Dawson City The lady is a practical printer and her friends in this section are confident that she has sufficient ability to make the venture a success. Big Klondike Party. YORK - !_*' U^ X " art y of B!xty-flve men, the majority of whom are mechanics • ' incorporated into the Alaska Klondike Co^ operative Mining expedition, leave thi. city tomorrow for tho Klondike, goimr by tha way of Philadelphia, Chicago and Tacoma. Alaska Hospitals. SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 14. -A new plan ls on foot for the organization of a series of hospitals at all the chief points in Alaska, and the chief promoter of the enterprise, Dr, H. F. Booth, is now in Seattle on his' way northward. SEEK MORE NORTHERN SNOWS. A Youngstown. 0.. party, which left on tho Great Northern yesterday, included John C Holllday. John T. Welch and Charles Williams. The party is going to Dyea. A quartette of Chieagoans reached here yes terday bound for Uvea. They were W H Orr, E. Looker. J. Bradbury and F. R. Owens' They left St. Paul on the Great Northern. Three men from Green Bay. Wis., began tho long journey across tho country on the Alaska limited via tho Great Northern yes terday afternoon. E. A. McMillan, A. W Mart and T. H. McMillan made up the party and will push theh- way to Orea on the coast, and from there into the rich Copper river coun try. William Terry, of Plymouth, Mass.. passed through St. Paul armed with a big outfit and a grim determination to find gold on some of the rich creeks near Dawson City. Ho will purchase provisions at Seattle, and If he finds it advisable will purchase a dog or two to carry his outfit. A Minneapolis party starting yesterday con sisted of Ed Robinson, 2954 Dupont avenuo "* south; Soren Monsos, 2106 Fourteenth avenue south; Knute Anderson. 2110 Twenty-sixth avenuo south: O. Krogset, 2008 Twenty-second avenue south; Matt Munson. 414 Twenty-sec ond avenue south; John Clauson, 412 Cedar avenue. Xavier St. Pierre, of Morris, Minn., eamo down from thero yesterday morning with two of his townsmen, H. L. Hall and J. L. Pearco, and being joined hero by Narcisse St. Pierre, his son, who lived in West St. Paul, started by tho Northern Paciflc for Klondike. They have outfitted themselves thoroughly, and took with them several stout dogs. The party will go by steamer to Valdes. Tho Dennis party, eousisting of J. C. Den nis, G. W. Dennis. R. C. Dennis, Herman Davidson, Joseph Wlber and George liersog, reached here yesterday morning from Joliet, 111., and took tho coast train on the Northern Paciflc for Seattle. They are going with an outfit which will last them for eighteen months, and will go from Dyea to the ivily river, nenr Dawson. Three Chieagoans, Gus Huso. Carl Trlcker and Fred Bert, were inning tho passengers on the Paciflc Mail on the North in Paciflc for Alaska points. On the list of persons who purchased tleketa at the local Northern Paciflc offlce yesterday fnr Alaska points wero L. A. Blodgett, C. 10. Smith, Gus Aymer and Marion Stapleton. A party of Detroiters passed through St. Paul yesterday, coming in on the Milwaukee and leaving a short time after on th" North ern Pacific for the coast, whence they will start for Alaska. In the party, whteh has plans only as far as Skaguay, were W. 10. Benedict, Thomas Hanna, William Holes and Benjamin Hertslg. Tho latest Information shows the condi tion of the trails to be unchanged. A lim ited number of people are pushing through to tho lakes, but ar<> unablo to proceed fur tler. It is estimated that at least 1,000 a week are going north from Puget sound ports, but none are reaching the Kold fields. The several steamship lines have twenty-three vessels engaged In carrying this vast multi tude, and new boats are being added almost daily, on Jan. I 1,500 claims had been re corded In Northwest territory, and still it Is claimed that only a small portion of it has been prospeetpd. Many worthless claims aro beiiiK offered for sale in tho cities of tho United States. During the past few weeka a number or Eastern people on their way to Alaska In search of gold have tarried in their journey long enough to purchase outfits of clothing blankets, etc;, in this city, and they are unanimous in their advoce to others to buy as much of the outfit and supplies as can be .-asiiy transported lure, as the quality and class of goods obtainable Is much better and the prices lower than they ar,; m the coast towns. OLD-LINERS HAVE LOST. Township Mutual Companies Cul Insurance Profits, Insurance Commissioner Dearth has pre pared a table showing the business don- | )y township and old line fire insurance compa nies In this state. There Is a falling off In the number of new policies Issued by the f_7 f ";' i | hi ? mv , lva ' s . but this Is charged to the tact that each company .-overs a limited ter rltory. and they all have their respective fields well coven d. leaving little room for practically driven the old-line companies out of the farm fire insurance business. The re port on the mutuals shows , ,o_i e^, ln force '"' 31. 1896 S_.»3_. Dur ing 1.5.7 there were issued 17.64. policies coy ., ,f«. ns ... amv Mounting to $13,098 M 53. Dec. ■■1 i^Ji. there were in force 32,975 policies £_7 er is? "psurance to the amount of $15,878 ' ■ ' . T, LI, I ?. S, ' S 'ncurred during 1897 amount ed to $93,170.97. The total income for the year was $1 . ..e.1.1.., of which J54.2.8.W came from first paym.nts on policies; $78 213 41 from assessments, and $15,562 from al! other .sources. The total disbursements were $140 922.65 of SS'fn U Z W " r " " akl for l°8*« and $-»0,411. .2 for Other expenses. The assets on hand Jan. i. IgSg, were $84. --9.9.69 in cosh and $15,589 In property of vari ous kinds. The cash on band Dec 31 1895 amounted to $91,945.28. Tho old-line lire Insurance companies in the -.?%-., - r ;_ I . r >-" SHnt , l aggregate capitalization of $50,-20.03.. and dm ing 1£97 they wro c r ska to Una amount of $972,103,720. on which the premiums received aim. tinted to 52 ..•)._ I the losses paid to $i.i.v_...:',., and the losses In curred to $1,129,503. JUDGE! WILLRICH WRESTLES Willi the Troublesome Problems of the Allen Will Content. The hearing in the Allen will case was re sumed in the probate court yesterday after noon. Mr.. Helen Hake.- testified that Mr.-. Ulen told her that she had left $1,000 to the Young Women's Friendly association and $3,000 to the Congregational Home society. Mrs. Al len bad also said to witness that she thought It wohld be right to leave them the Farring ton avenue homestead and $5,000 to care for In the af ernoon Mr. Countryman repre senting Mrs. Sanborn, who objects to the ap plication for tiie probate of the copy of th> will or Mrs, Allen, called Mrs. Sai to the stand. Mr. Countryman offered ia prove by the witness, that Mrs. Allen had not duly declared her intention of destroying the will, but had actually destroyed it. But Mrs. _anborn could not testify thai Mrs Allen ever destroyed the will or declared that she had done so. Mr. Butln- subjected M,rs. Sanborn to another searching cross-examining con Ing the hunt for the will. Mrs. Adams, the mother of Mr 3. Sanborn was examined briefly, and then follow arguments of counsel, at the conclusion of which the case was submitted to Jud~e V.'illrlch. C. B. GRANT IS PROPOSED. Hoard of Trade Likely to Elect Hint Secretary. It was expected that the St. Paul board of trade would havo elected a new secretary at Its meeting yesterday morning to fill t . cacy caused by tho death of Mr. Howe, ow ing to the absence of a quorum no action was taken. An effort will be made to have C. B. Grant who is now acting secretary, accept the po sition permanently. The cleetion is likely to take place this morning if a quorum ls present. Court Cases Today. Jury— Judges Lewis and Brill. 18 8 10 28 63, 29. 30. 34. S3, 104. 109. Court— Judges Otis and Bunn, 8 13 Chambers— Judge Kelly. Criminal Court— Judge Willis: State of Minnesota vs. Charles Dilley. Probate Court— Judge Willrich; estate of Andrew Winter.