THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1898.
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WEATHER FOR TODAY.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.— Forecast for
Minnesota— Light snows; colder; northerly
Wisconsin — Generally <l.udy weatfeer; snow
ln the morning; colder; brisk northwesterly
North and South Dakota — Light local
enows; colder; northerly winds.
Montana— Light snow or rain; colder, north
to east winds.
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.
Place. Ti m.| Place. Tern.
St. Paul 2lJQu'Appelle .. .. . 6
Duluth 22 Minnedosa C
Huron 30 Winnipeg 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If Weyler's advice had been asked he
would have told De Lome to use a
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
NEEDS OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS
Will Be Discti_i.e__ at House of Hope
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
The balance of the St. Paul and Minne
apolis contingent will leave for the place to
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
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
ALASKAN COAST TEADE
MOVE MADE TO HOLD IT FOR
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.
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
RICH NEW STRIKES REPORTED
Bench Claims Located on n Side Hill
Above Eldorado in the
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,
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
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
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
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
Johnson was then discharged. His defense
was an alibi.
IT TICKLES FULLEHTOX.
Bijt Seizure of <;ame .Made Yesterday
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
OLD-LINERS HAVE LOST.
Township Mutual Companies Cul
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
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
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
C. B. GRANT IS PROPOSED.
Hoard of Trade Likely to Elect Hint
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
An effort will be made to have C. B. Grant
who is now acting secretary, accept the po
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
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