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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1898. Published Dally. Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW. Fourth and Minnesota Streets. St. Paul. Minnesota. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 1 6 M~ mo bos mos Dally '. .40c *».*6 M. 0 0 Dally and Sunday 600 J. 75 6.00 Sunday }•*« Weekly ..Lllz Entered at Postofflca at St. Paul, Minn., as Becond-clast Matter. Address all communications and make all Remittances payable to THE GLOBE) CO.. St Paul. Minnesota. Anonymous communications not noticed. Re- Jeciert manuscript! will not be returned un less accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES: New York 10 Spruce St. Washington Corcoran Building Chirniro...Room 609, No. 87 Washington St. HOW TO ORDER. %W Orderi for the delivery of THE ST. PALL GLOBE, either residence or place of business, may be made by postal card or through telephone. Any Irregularity In de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to the office of publication. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. 13&~ Subscribers ordering addresses of their papers changed must always leave their for mer as well as present address. TELEPHONES: GLOBE Publication Office 1085 Editorial Rooms 7 8 MONDAY'S WEATHER. Fair, Southerly Winds. By the United States Weather Bureau. MINNESOTA— Generally fair; westerly, shift- Ing to southeasterly winds. NORTH DAKOTA-Uenerally fair; westerly, shifting to southeasterly winds. BOOTH DAKOTA— Generally fair; westerly, shifting to southeasterly winds. WISCONSIN— PartIy cloudy weather; showers In southern portion; fresh easterly winds. MONTANA— Fair weather; variable winds. IOWA — Cloudy weather; showers In east por tion: variable winds. YESTERDAYS TEMPERATURES. The Northwest. St. Paul SO' Battleford 44 Duluth 46; Prince Albert ....38 Huron 52 C«lgary 38 Bismarck hi',: Medicine Hat 54 Williston 50 Swift Current 46 Havre 56 Qu'Appelle 44 Helena f.2 Mlnnedosa .. 48 Edmomon 4s. Winnipeg 48 Buffalo 50-621 Montreal S6-&4 Boston 66-72iNew Orleans ....70-78 Cheyenne 38-42 ' New York 68-74 ChU-ago 42-48 Pittsburg 74-78 Cincinnati 72-76 YESTERDAY'S MEANS. Barometer 30.02 Relative humidity 53 Mean temperature 47 Wind at 8 p. m Southeast Weather Partly cloudy Maximum temperature , 52 Minimum temperature ..... 42 Pally range 10 Amount of precipitation (rain and melted snow) in last twenty-four hours 03 RIVER AT 8 A. M. Danger Gauge Change In Station. Line. Reading. 24 hours. St. Paul 14 4.0 —0.1 La Crosse 10 4.4 *0.2 Davenport 15 St. Louis 30 ... •Rise. —Fall. Note — Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer. ATLANTIC LINERS. HAVRE — Arrived: La Bretagne, New York. QUBRNSTOWN— SaiIed: Umbrla (from Liv erpool), New York. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Cephalonla, Boston. TODAY'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN— T. W. Keene. "Rich elieu," 8 PM. GRAND— "The Prodigal Father." 8 PM. Minnesota Historical society, senate cham ber, state cai>itol, 8 Pit. Sixteenth anniversary of the Crusaiers Catholic Total Abstinence EO;lety, Cretin hall. 8 PM. Ministerial alliance, St. Paul Commons, 10:30 AM. Chapter of Commerce, Chamber of Com merce rooms, 9 A.M. Republican rally. Market hall, 8 PM. Douglass branch. St. Paul School union, Douglass school. 8 PM. —Human life is cheap In Indiana. At Elwood one man killed another with a club in a quarrel over 15 cents. —The South is about to get its first chance since 1861 to become genuinely enthusiastic over the Stars and Stripes. —Kansas has been having a little war of its own. It took 730 ballots to nomi nate a candidate for congressman in the First district. —The Klondike fellows may as well be warned that they have got to do something pretty big to get themselves in the papers any more. — Chicago is certainly outdone this time. Boston had an explosion yester day which was so severe that it blew all the electric lights out. — Doesn't Minneapolis like Pingree p.ny more? Not a single application has been made for a free potato patch in the Flour City this year. — The Monroe doctrine and the sched ule of the Western league might be made up in the same pamphlet this >ear. Nobody knows which he is likely \o need most. — Nearly everybody In America hopes Weyler -will take an active part in the trar. There are 60,000,000 people in this |reat country who would like to take V shot at him. — Somebody ought to be empowered to turn the 'hose on the house of rep resentatives when it begins fighting on the floor. Besides, it is no sure thing that the house doesn't need an occa- Bional bath. —When the Pioneer Press gets out a 7 o'clock "extra," it ought not to de liver it to residences at 6, as it did yes terday. This would give Bhrewd peo ple the impression that it was issued at :30, the usual hour for morning pa pers to go to press. . —Mr. Sauerherlng, a small-fry Wis consin congressman, got into such deep water that, although a fish, he came pretty close to getting drowned. He telegraphed his constituents asking what to do, and the answer came; "Put your trust in the man at the helm." —State Senator Henry Keller, who, by the grace of some utterly unac countable constitution of the mental works of a majority of the voters of Steams county, has served several terms in the state senate, during which time he has imagined himself to be a Democrat without ever giving any evi dence in act or word to substantiate It, at last wakes to a realization; of what has always been his condition an 4 an nounces that he is converted to pro tectionism. As this lands him in the Republican ranks, the state Democracy has reason to congratulate itself on its release from what has never been a credit and has often been a disgrace. Were he only the mountebank In which role he frequently appears, it would have been bad enough to have him pose as a Democrat, but his buffoonery would have only brought ridicule on the party. His conversion to protec tionism Is due solely to his imagined discovery that there will be something in it of financial advantage to him, the one motive that he~has ever been guid ed by. The Negro Regiments. The passage of the Twenty-fifth regi ment of infantry through the city on its way to what may be in a few days the front, serves to recall the marked subsidence of one of the prejudices that marked the first efforts to enlist the negro in the War of the Rebellion. It was not only in the South that thH prejudice was strong; but it pervaded the Noith and its army. The feeling among Southerners was natural and, under the circumstances, excusable. It was galling to their pride to be told that men who had been their docile slaves were to be made into soldiers, and that they who held the negro an inferior must now meet him as an equal on the battle field. We of the Northern army could not understand the intense bitterness which the enlistment of ne gro soldiers caused across the line, but the soldiers who took commissions in the new regiments soon learned that they were incurring more than the or dinary risks of war in so doing. The massacre at Port Pillow by Chalmers' force made that plain. But inside our lines there was an in tense prejudice. In the department of the gulf Gen. Butler, who afterward absorbed some of the credit for utllte ing the negroes as soldiers, rejected the proposition of Gen. Phelps to so use them in a letter whose tone of re buke cut that officer to the quick and brought out his immediate resignation. When, soon after, Butler changed his mind, and authorized the formation of four regiments of Louisiana colored in fantry, there were many outbursts of indignation among the white troops. One New York colonel sent In his res ignation with the statement that he volunteered to save the Union, not to free niggers. The white soldiers who took commissions in the new regiments were treated with contempt by their fellows who termed them "nigger offi cers." In the face of this sentiment It was difficult to get capable men to take commissions. There were those who had enlisted as much to secure aboli tion of slavery as to preserve the Union who went the length of their convic tions and accepted commissions, while others took them to escape the lowly life and hard service of privates in the ranks. While the feeling subsided greatly before the war closed enough of it remained to make the officers of colored regiments feel that they were looked upon as occupying an inferior station. All that changed long ago. It began to change during the war when the troops made answer to the question first raised whether the negro soldiers would fight or not. They very quickly demonstrated that, where led by com petent and brave officers, they could stand the brunt of battle quite as well as their white brothers in arms. Wag ner and Hudson dispelled the doubt. Something of the old feeling remained when, after the close of the war, negro troops were made a part of the regular army to be officered by West Pointers, but it soon faded out. Now appoint ments to and promotion in these regi ments are as eagerly sought for as in the white regiments. The "nigger offi cer" has disappeared. The negro has established his position as a soldier; it would be better for the country had he as fully established his position as a citizen. Would Limit the Skyscrapers. Chicago's common council has enact ed that hereafter there shall be no building erected whose height above the street shall exceed 130 feet. If it was the artistic sense, that revolts at such a broken, jagged sky line as New York city now presents from the bay, that led to this enactment, it is justified by every sense of beauty and propor tion. But it would be a far guess that would ascribe any act of the element that always composes the majority of Chicago's council to its possession of any such aesthetic tastes. As there are real estate interests that suffer by the erection of these lofty buildings, utiliz ing the upper spaces of air and thereby diminishing the demand for and price of space upon terra flrma, it is more in harmony with what is the well estab lished character of the councils of that speculative city to ascribe the ordi nance to that Interest. There are more tenable objections, however, to the erection of these tower ing structures than impairment of sky lines. They make canyons of the streets, in which concentrate the winds and, gathering force by compression, sweep through them with a force that makes progress against them difficult. Their inaccessible upper stories are the dread of the firemen, while their ruin ed walls are a menace to adioinlnu property and to life. The apprehension that they cannot withstand the force of high winds or seismic disturbance has proved unfounded. Though not put to the test of a tornado, they have not wavered under wind storms ap proaching the twisters in force, while by the earthquake in San Francisco last week they sustained no injury, though O'tiher ordinary tenements suf fered severely. The shock was severe enough to wreck some buildings, break the walls and plastering, and tumble crockery from shelves, but Spreckels' nineteen-story building sustained no damage whatever. As population be comes more and more congested in our cities, making land ever more valuable, we apprehend that no municipal ordi nances will long stand in the way of the erection of skyscrapers. Citizenship by Adoption. Some years ago several of our citizens by adoption, who traced parentage op descent to the Scandinavian countries, convinced that the first duty of the for eigner who had relinquished allegiance to his foreign ruler and accepted Amer ican citizenship should be to become assimilated as quickly and thoroughly as poßstble, saw in the papers and other influences that sought to preserve the characteristics of foreign nationalities a hindrance to this full acceptance of citizenship. The preservation of the foreign languages, sedulously cultivat ed by papers printed in those lan guages, was an obstruction and a serious one. To change tlile, to give the foreign-born a paper in the language of the land of his adoption, which would, ait the same time, afford him in formation of affaire in the land he had THE ST. PAUL GLOBE—MONDAY— APRIL 18, 1890. left, these gentlemen began, and for some years continued the publication of a paper to which they gave the name of The North. The Interests assailed, the papers printed In the languages of the North land, together with that Inertia that makes great movements so difficult, withheld the support the effort merited nnd the paper was discontinued. Now we have another venture, somewhat on the same lines, this time in the shape of a monthly magazine, the Northland, published in Minneapolis. The initial number indicates In Its contents the scope of the publication, all the articles bearing on topics relating to Scandina via. An article of especial interest to Americans to the manner born, as giv ing them the status of citizenship from the point of view of one who has adopt ed It, is by Luth. Jaeger, former editor of The North, entitled: "Some Thoughts on Adopted Citizenship." Mr. Jaeger sketches briefly the comparative status of the foreign and native born citizen and then considers the act of abjuration and the duty of the man who takes on cur citizenship. Admitting that it Is the expectation of material advantage that induces migration, still, "To the thoughtful foreigner, who sincerely loves his native land, who has experienced in himself a growth springing from the very life of his own people, the mere declaration of intention to transfer his allegiance to our government becomes an act of almost religious meaning. Loving the past for its own sake and for the associations it awakens In his breast, he has a still loftier faith In the future. Thus, through the crucible of renunciation of the old, his mind passes into acceptance of the new." We can agree with the writer that the citizen who enters our citizenship In this spirit becomes a citizen than whom there is no better, and such a one will endeavor, earnestly, to dis charge the duties and responsibilities he assumes. Among these Mr. Jaeger places first the acquirement of our lan guage, "without which there is no ex ercise of citizenship, in the true sense of the word, possible." It Is not alone that it is a business necessity, but "no one can justly claim the title of an American until his thoughts are ex pressed by the American tongue." This is an Imperative duty admitting of no compromise. To this should follow a study of our history, literature and in stitutions, and it is no excuse that so many Americans themselves fail to do this. It is an essential course in the process of Americanization that no for eigner can omit. Mr. Jaeger places citi zenship on a high plane, whether nat ural or acquired, and It would be bet ter for th« country were all its citizens, native as well as foreign, inspired by the same high ideala. Get Security for Payment. We suggest to the farmers who are being solicited to sign contracts to grow a greater or less number of acres of sugar beets for the factory that is yet to be built In this state, that it would show only ordinary business sa gacity if they were also to ask the promoters to give them security to take and pay for the beets they may raise. Otherwise not only is the busi ness a jug-handle affair, but it may save the farmers of this state the loss incurred by the farmers of Jackson county, Wisconsin. There, last year, there was the wordy promoter who in duced the farmers to contract for the production of beets, and a mill was be gun. The plant was not ready when the beets were, and the farmers deliv ered them, but were not paid. They were askd to wait until the beets were converted into sugar. The beets were trenched, and when the mill was ready to begin grinding it was found that the beets had lost their sugar in the chemical changes that had taken place. The company failed, and the farmers got nothing. A Black River Falls dispatch says that the option on the 25,000 acres of land the county had agreed to donate to the promoters had expired, but, un der modified conditions, the option was to be renewed, one of which terms is that the company is to deposit $10,000 for payment of the farmers for their beets. The company proposing to op erate in this state may complete their mill in time and fill their contracts with the farmers, but in a matter involving the growth of the quantity of beets required ordinary business prudence would leave nothing to chance, nor agree that one party to the bargain should be fast bound and the other left hand and foot-loose. — Budd Reeve, of Buxton, which is in North Dakota, has the reputation of being eccentric. Just why we had never discovered until he wrote a book. Anything may then be found out of any one who thus puts himself in the hands of his enemies, the critics. We find the justification of the reputation Budd has won, by dint of hard work' and many years of effort, in the title of his book. "What I Think, After Thinking," indicates a mind that works so out of the ordinary grooves as to make its master appear singular. Most people think before thinking, but here is one who reverses the process. With out going farther into the book than its cover, we predict that he who read 3 it and knows both persons will say that the author is the J. Adam Bede of North Dakota; a mixer of humor and wisdom and drollery in just those pro portions that make, the wisdom pala table; relieving Its dryness, making it Juicy. And, going behind the cover, we find our prediction verified. NORTHWEST NEWS AND VIEWS. The fusion forces in 'Minnesota are prepar ing for a determined campaign, and it the Republican party hopes for victory in the coming state election it must show by word and act that Gov. Clough isn't its chief di rector.—Houston County Chief. Tom Pugh is an aspirant for legislative honors et the hands of Republican friends in Duluth. Ho bases his claims on the ground that he "was once a member of the Dakota legislature and has a large acquaint ance in Southern Minnesota." Possibly his acquaintance In this section might not strengthen his candidacy.— <Mankato Review. What ground Is there for Mr. McKlnley to Intervene? He seems to have let his case get Into a condition where. If he intervenes, he must whip the Cubans, "because they do not observe the armistice at a time when the situation is greatly to their advantage, or else he must find some new pretext to be Spain's enemy. Thus far his diplomacy has been of the sort that has given Spain all the tactical advantage.— La Crosse Chron icle. If the government should need more money to go to war the tax layers at Washington have about concluded that a stamp tax, with doubled taxes 6n beer and tobacco, would supply the deficiency. Thus, suggests the Philadelphia Record, the American citizen might feel Intensely patriotic every time he smoked or dranß, drSW a check or signed a note. — Duluth News-Tribune. Barcelona Beaded West. LONDON, April IT.— The Spanish warship Barcelona passed Dover at 1:86 this morninit bound VMt. . • 1 J During the campaign of 1896 Col. Kiefer was called upon to 'address a meeting of First ward Republicans. It was during the time when public interest was at a white heat on the silver question, and the colonel was called upon for an elucidation of the financial ques tion from the Republican point of view. The colonel Is always ready to be heard, and ho promptly responded. Said he: "Mr. President and Chentleraen: There is a very general and widespread misapprehension as to the true meaning of the term free sil ver at 16 to 1. It means, chentlemen, that the Democrats propose that for every gold dollar that is coined there shall be coined sixteen sliver dollars." Dar Reese sat on one side of the colonel, and Tim Sheehan on the other, and they fairly went to pieces when this came out. A minute later Reese was called upon, and he fired in the air. He couldn't dispute tho colonel, and hb didn't dare commit himself to that theory of 16 to 1, so he said: "Gentlemen, there Is very little that I can say to you after the masterly and witty re marks of our friend, Col. Kiefer, who has stated the facts to you in his own humorous and taking fashion." Reese treated the matter as a joke, but with the colonel it was all dead earnest. And when they got away from the hall Reese and Shee han leaned up against each other to think, and echoed: "Well, I'll be blowed." We wonder— Who will play the comedy part in the Colonnade dining room when Cept. Ed Bean goes to Cuba. Why August Fitzer doesn't buy Cuba. Where Chief Goss will keep hie horse dur ing the day after May 3. Whether many girls will be "left behind" after the Snelllng troops leave for the South. When "Mayor" Griffin will visit Repub lican headquarters again. What Col. Kiefer would do for material for campaign speeches were it not for the pres ent Cuban crisis. Whether the Tall Pine will shed tears* or leaves 'May 3. Why Mary Ellen Lease hastened her jour ney as soon as she knew that W. W. Erwin was spellbinding. " ■ DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL GRAND. "The Prodigal Father" Is prodigal of mirth-provoking situations, breezy dialogue, clever and up-to-date specialties, and is al together a good thing. It was very cordially received at the Grand last night by an au dience that filled every seat In the house. "The Prodigal Father" does something more than supply the setting for specialty people, for it is clever, though slight, in plot and comedy situations, and gives an ex ceedingly capable comedian, Mr. Lynn Wel cher, an opportunity for the display of tal ent of a high order. ■Mr. Welcher makes a capital "Stanley Dodge," the man with a past that will not down. His amours rise up against him in many forms, but principally take the shape of a nemesis in Dolly Bond, a creation that in the hands of Miss Rose Melville is a thing of delight. Miss Melville is good at all times, graceful as to gesture and acting, and melodious as to voice. Bright and pleasing as her work in the part of Dolly Bond was, her impersonation of "Sis Hopkins, the jay girl from Slab Hollow," put it out of eight, and she makes one of the hits of the piece— and it takes something of more than ordinary merit to get in that list with the lot Of high class specialties in the bill. "The Prodigal Father" redounds with good music, a"nd among the best of its musical features the remarkably clever work in syn copated melody, or rag time, stands out. The extremely catchy rag time melody has come to be a fad that had better not be at tempted unless it be well done. It is done in its best manner by Bert Swor and George A. Spink in their specialties. Mr. Swor is a^ monologist who might rank •above the best of them on the stage today. His monologue is entirely original, and he kept the house in roars of laughter. His dancing, too, was remarkably good. Charles Hooker does a tramp Turn that U original and does a dance that was repeatedly demanded again. Alma and Mabelle Davles do a novel and entertaining acrobatic dance, and Miss Davies demonstrates the versatility of her terpsi chorean talent by doing some tos dancing that Is very fetching. The other members of the company are well up to the specialists in point of excel lence. Taken all together, "The Prodigal Father" is a bright, breezy farce comedy, rendered by a lot of people possessing more actual talent than has been seen here in one. company this season. The show goes with a vim that is taking, and there is not a moment In the two and a half hours of it that is not pro ductive of a laugh. It is well mounted, and the women are pretty and well costumed. It will continue during the week, with the usual matinees. SPANIARDS IN A PANIC. Fleeing From the Revolution In the Philippine Islands. LONDON, April 17.— A special dis patch from Singapore says that the steamship Leo XII. from Manilla has arrived there crowded with Spanish officials and well-to-do Spanish fami lies, who are escaping from the rebel lion, which is spreading rapidly in the Philippines. They report that Manilla is panic-stricken. Millers and Yannigani, Special to The St. Paul Globe. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 17.— Tha Millers had the best of it at all stages of today's game, the Millers making hits and runs, while the Yannigans made errors, although there were several sensational catches made on both sides. Sonier was hit by a batted ball on the side of the head; blood flowed freely and the drum of the ear is affected. The score: Yannigans 0 02000000—2 Millers.... 1 10 4 10 2 1 •— lO Heavy Rain* in Nebraska. OMAHA, Neb., April 17.— A heavy rain and hall storm visited Western Nebraska thl3 afternoon doing much damage. In some places as much as three inches of water fell In an hour. At Louisville, Neb., SCO feet of the Rock Island main line was washed out derailing an east-bound passenger train. The engine and baggage car were demolished, but no one was seriously hurt. Lieut. Coiolc at Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 17.— Lieut. Si mon W. Cook and Chief Engineer W. H. Neuman, of the United States navy, arrived ill Milwaukee today. Their mission in this city is to enlist men for the navy, They expect to open an office today, and will re main here about a week. RnlJs for the Siberian Road. BALTIMORE, Md., April 17.— The Ameri can Steel company announces that it has re ceived a contract from the Russian govern ment to make rails for the Trans-Siberia railroad. The order will Involve an expen diture of several million dollars. Work upon the order will be begun at once. Rubber Firm* Unite, AKRON, 0., April 17.— Negotiations to con solidate the Goodrlch, of Akron; Goodyear, of Cincinnati, and the Butler, of New Jersey, leading rubber companies of the country, have been closed. The consolidation will take ef fect on April 26, and the main office will be in New York city. Britain's War Ships Moving. BERMUDA, Bermuda Islands, April 17.— Tha British. crui»er Talbot has sailed froru. this port. It is rumored that her destina tion is Nassau, in the Bahamas. Free Coffee, Holland Is the only country In Europe that admits coffee free of duty. The testimony of State Engineer Adams, before the canal investigating commission, yesterday, waß decidedly Interesting. Ha tes tified that it was well known in August, 1558, that the work contemplated 1 6ri tho canals could not possibly be completed for leß* than $13,000,000, but that it was deemed expedient to keep the fact from the knowledge of the public. It was a very unfortunate .decision,— Brooklyn Time* GENERAL WADE GOES TODAY HE AND HIS STAFF WILL DE" PAET FOR FLORIDA Uent. Col. McArthnr, Adjutant Geu erul of the Department of Dakottt, Left l.iiHt Evening and Will Await in t lii.-iiK<> the Arrival o< the Oth er Offloeri— Duiy Time* Yeatvr ilny at Army Headquarters. Lieut. Col. Arthur Mac Arthur, adju tant general of the department of Da kota, left for Tampa, Fla., last even ing. He went on the 8:10 train over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, and will stop in Chicago un til the arrival there of Gen. Wade and the other members of the party. Gen. Wade will start this evening for the eeat of war. He will be ac companied by First Lieutenants Wil liam E. Almy and George W. Read, o€ his personal staff, and by Maj. Daniel D. Wheeler, chief quartermas ter, and Capt. Richard E. Thompson, chief signal officer. Yesterday was the first Sunday in many years that army . headquarters remained open. Gen. Wade and every officer of the staff were on hand early, and orders were sent flying over tele graph and telephone wires all the morning. Maj. Wheeler had requested the rep resentatives of the several railroad companies to hand In bids for the transportation of troops by noon, and promptly at that hour every agent in the city was there with his bid. Be sides the roads running through St. Paul there were represented the Chi cago & Alton, the Wabaah, the Mo bile & Ohio, the Illinois Central, the Chicago & Eastern Illinois and the Louisville & Nashville railroads. Maj. Wheeler was at luncheon when the agents arrived at the army build ing, and they waited for him to return, thinking the awards of contracts would be made immediately, But when Maj, Wheeler saw them he told them they would have to wait until the estimates had been figured, and he would then announce the awards to those who re ceived the contracts. The agents then returned to the building several times during the after noon, but received no answer, and finally Maj. Wheeler went to his home, saying he would notify the successful bidders by post. It is expected that the award will be known this morning. It is stipulated in the specifications that the railroads securing the con tracts for transportation shall have trains ready for troops within twenty four hours after the contracts are awarded. Each bid put in was based on the assumption that the Western troops brought East by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads will be transferred at this point. All the clerks in the quartermaster's department were busy all day figuring on the railroad bids and on other mat ters that came up for consideration during the day. There was no rest for any of them. Most of them were up until 2 o'clock In the morning, and they were at the building again at 8 o'clock, and last evening they were very weary- An order was issued to them early in the day to refrain from talking to newspaper men, and it was difficult for the latter to obtain much Information regarding the movements of troops. It is understood, however, that the Western troops will arrive in St. Paul Wednesday or Thursday. No time will be lost in transferring them to trains for Chicago. There will be animated scenes at the union depot when the troops arrive here. The men are all eager to meet the Spaniards and are filled with the war spirit. The only thing that trou bles them is the prospect of getting malaria and yellow fever. If the weather were cooler, they would be bet ter pleased. AS TO KECOGNITION EX-ATTORNEY GENERAL MILL.ER CITES DECISIONS In All Cases He Points Out That It Is a Function of the Executive to Recognize Any New Govern ment That May Arise Courts Have Uniformly So Decided. By Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 17.— Tha Journal will publish the following card from ex-Attorney General W. H. H. Miller: To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: As the question whether the recognition of a new government in Cuba is an executive or legislative function has become a practi cal one, it may be of Interest to know what some of the courts have said about the mat ter. In -Williams vs. the Suffolk Insurance company, (3d Sumner 272) the decision of the oase turned upon the disputed sover eignty over the Falkland islands. The gov ernment of Buenos Ayres insisted that those islands were a part of its dominions. This the government of the United States denied. Mr. Justice Storey being a6ked to decide this question as an original judicial question refused to do sfl, and said: "My judgment is that this court possesses no such author ity; that is bound by the doctrines and claims insisted on by its own government and that it must take them to be- rightful until the contrary Is established by some lormal and authorized action of that govern ment. It is very clear that it belongs exclu sively to the executive department of our government to recognize from time to time any new government which may arise." To this proposition Justice Storey cite* Gelston vs. Hoyt (3d Wheaton 34C) and a number of English cases. The same case in which this opinion was delivered by Mr. Justice Storey having been brought before the supreme court, Mr. Justice McLean (13th Pet 415) speaking" for the court, said: "Can there be any doubt that when the ex ecutive branch of the government which is charged with our foreign relations shall in its correspondence with a foreign nation assume a fact in regard to the sovereignty of any island or country, it is conclusive on the judicial department? And in this view it is not material to inquire nor is it the province of the court to determine whether the executive be right or wrong. It is enough to know that in the exercise of his constitutional functions he has decided the auestion. In the case of Luther vs. Borden (7th Howard 1) the question for decision was which of the two alleged governments was the true state government of Rhode Island. It was there held that, und«r the constitu tional requirement that the United States guarantee to each state a republican gov ernment, it was for congress to decide what government Is established in the state be fore it can determine whether it Is repub lican or not, and that, therefore, the act of congress which had been passed was in that case controlling. But Mr. Chief Jus tice Taney, speaking for the court in that case, said: "In the case of foreign rela tion* the government acknowledged by tha president is always recognized in th» court* of Justice." Again, only a few years ago in Jones vs. the United States (137 U. S., 202), in which the question for decision was as to the sov ereignty of the United States over Navassa, a small island in the Carrlbbean sea, Mr. Justice Gray, delivering: the opinion of the court, cited and quoted with approval the language of Mr. Justice McLean in the Suf folk insurance case above set forth. These opinions seem to Indicate pretty clearly the trend of judicial opinion upon this question. (Signed) — W. 11. H. Miller. Indianapolis April 17, '98, Forced tot Accept Redaction. CLEVELAND, 0., April 17.— The old em ployes of the American wire works, who were discharged when the new wire trust took pos« gession of tha plant, have been notiaed of * reduction of 3 1 /4 per cent in wages, to t»ko effect when they resume work. The men will accept the reduction rather thah take the risk of not regaining employment at the works. Ule Furniture Combine. GRAND RAJPIDS, Mioh., April 17.—Nego tiations that Were begun last January in this city, with a view ol forming a trust or com bination by the manufacturers of chamber suit* and case goods, promises success in the near future. Meetings, attended by rep resentatives of Cincinnati, Chicago, Holland and other cities have been held here during too past week, and arrangement* for Incor porating the American Furniture company, under the laws of New Jersey, are nearly completed. It is stated that over 80 per cent of the chamber suit manufacturers of tne country, controlling nine-tenths of the output of case goods, have agreed to put their plants Into the combine on a plan sim ilar to that of the late nail trust. OLD MONITORS IN GOOD TEIM. The IVahant Proven to Be In Per fect Working Order After Her Long Rent. tV^ IORI ORK i Apr " 17 ~ ln nwny w «y B tne trip of the old war monitor Nahant, which arrived here today waa noteworthy. The youog gunners of the reserves took occasion to break the Nahant's firing record, and completely eclipsed the flrlng record of the Passalc, hor sister shlD. Thousands of people visited the monitor today to examine hor old-fashioned ordnanoe The engines In the Nahant are old but they still work without trouble. They are the same engine* that propelled her during the war, and, while somewhat crude In ap pearance, are capable of effective service for many years to come. When anchor wa» cast, Lieut. Frey, who is in charge of the engine room, had a minute examination made of her entire machinery, and pronounced her engines all right. "The crew in the engine room," said Lieut Frey, "worked admirably. I did not think they would do half as well. For many yean I have been connected with ve#sels of the navy and steamships, but I have tiever seen a crew in the engine room work better than the boys on the Nahant." The teftt of the crew waa shown In the handling of the guna. In the past their train ing has been with the modern rapid-fire ord nance. Formerly the best record for quiok loading and firing of guns oil the Nahant or the Passalc, her sister ship, was two ehota In thirteen minute*. But when the New York naval reserve took charge of the braes 9$ bfg guns they fired four shots in sixteen liilri u^es. The starboard gun fc&me near wriok ing the turret after the first shot, 80 great was the recoil that the gun nearly Jumped the carriage. The charge consisted of sev enty-five pounds' of powder. When the Nahant dropped anchor. Comman der. Rochman went aboard, the cruiser Ban Francisco and paid his respects to Comrno-. dore Howell. The Nahant will probably go 4o the navy yaM tomorrow^ COPPINGER ON THE WAY WILL, BE AT MOBILK TO WELCOME THE} THIRD All Preparations Made, for Bfovlna- Troops as Soon M Railway Con. tracts Are Mode- — Tvoopn of the Second to Pass Thronvh Bt, Paul Friday Tli« Sixteenth to Start Tuesiln y, By Associated Pres*. OMAHA, Neb., April 17.— Gen. Cop pinger left Omaha this afternoon for Mobile over the MisStftirl Pacific. Wiith him are his personal aides, Lleuts. Orat Hutchins and AIeJC Perry; MaJ. Andrews, adjutant general department of the Missouri, anid 'Maj, Enooh Crowder, Judge advocate general. There was a crowd at tho depot to bid them Godspeed, Including many representative men of Omaha. When a friend said to Gen. Coppinger: "I wish you a prompt and safe return," the general smilingly replied: "You had better wish us good luck and cool weather." All the party is in good spirits. They will reach Mobile Tuesday morning. At the headquarters tonight the bids for moving the troops from this de partment are being tabulated, and the awards will be ma4e some time during the night, but probably not until after midnight. All the roads are ready to move such of the business as is award ed to them. PORT SHERMAN, Idaho, April 18.— Two companies of the Sixteenth infan try at Fort Spokane are to Join the five companies from Fort Sherman at the city of Spokane not later than Tuesday, and it is the opinion of Col. Theaker that his command will leave Ihere Tuesday. Lieut. Buck and a de tachment in recruiting service at Se attle have been ordered to report at Fort Sherman immediately. Lieut Buck and a detail of ten men are to be left at Fort Sherman. ATLANTA, Ga., April 18.— Company G, Fifth infantry, Capt. Partello, left Fort McPherson today for Fort Bar .rancas. Gen. Graham and his staff and 8,000 cheering people witnessed the de parture. Four companies leave tomor row for Tampa. TROOPS AT KEY WEST. City Begins to Wear a Warlike As pect. KEY WEST, Fla., April 17.— The ar rival of Companies A and G, of the Twenty-fifth infantry, late last night, roused Key West from tropical leth argy, and this Sunday has been marked by a stir unwonted here, even In these exciting times. The fleet .in the harbor and the military on land gives this lazy little town a warlike aspect which sits strangely on it. The colored troops, 125 in number, were obliged to remain on board the City of Key West all night, because of lack of aeommoda tion at the barracks, already given over to two batteries of artillery. It was eventually decided to quarter them in old Fort Taylor, and this morning they formed in double file and marched there — a stalwart body of men — many of whom have seen war senJf c in In dian campaigns, and most of whom rank high aa sharpshooters. Some of the local papers have been protesting against having colored troops sent here, and there has been a slight fear of an unfavorable demon stration. So far from anything of the kind hap pening, the colored troops were greeted with only words of praise. Throughout the day wagons have been going between the wharf and the forts, transferring the effects of the newcomers. There was no movement of the fleet today. Chaplain Chldwick celebrated mass on the Cincinnati this morning, and tonight preached in the Catholic church. The Nashville took the patrol tonight. TO CARRY TROOPS TO CIBA. Steamer Lampasas Receives Orders to Remain at Key West. KEY WEST. Fla., April 17.— The Mal lory line steamer Lampasas, which ar rived here Thursday with coal for the •fleet, has received instructions from the main office to remain at Key West until further orders, as the gov«rnment Is negotiating for her purchase. But whether purchased or not, she will be used by the government to transport troops to Cuba, should the necessity arise. THE SECOND IS COMING. It Is Expected to Reach St. Paul About Friday. Special to The St. Paul Globe. HELENA, Mont., April 17.— C01. Bates, in command of the Second United States Infantry will leave his headquarters at Fort Keogh with his troops for the South next Wednesday. Marching orders were received by the regiment today. Companies B and C, stationed at Fort Harrison, thia city, have been ready to leave for a week. The battalion at Fort Yates, N. D., will Join the regiment and proceed with the main command to St. Paul, where the regiment will arrive about noon Friday. Powder JUtUs Bu«v. PENN'S GROVE, N. J., April 17.— Every available man, experienced in the manufac ture of powder, Is being given employment at the Dupont Powder mills, to rush the heavy government orderg for munitions of war. The company's pay roll aggregates $6,000 per month, which is heavier than at any lime In the history of the company. It Is understood that the company have oon traoted to furnish the government with $1,600,000 worth of powder. CAPT. BEAN HEADS THE LIST USED NEAELY THIETY ENLIST MENT BLANKS YESTERDAY Over Seventy-Five Men Visit the Armory Daring: the Day and Sig nify a Desire to Do Battle Be neath the Stars and Stripes— Lawyer John D. O'Brien One <>t the Company D RecraitH. Seventy-five men signified a desire to enlist in the First regiment, National guard, yesterday. The response to the call for recruits was astonishing to members of the regiment, who did not expect the regiment could be so quiak ly filled to its full war footing. It was an exciting day at the armory. Ail day there were drills and exercises In the manual of arms. Men who nevvr were known to show up except wh-n the regulations made it obligatory, were early on hand stirring up enthusl-i asm. All the company quarters were converted into recruiting stations, and - until evening company officers wars there to take names of volunteers A great many ex-members of the regi ment called and said they wanted to be with the regiment when the fun be* The following men enlisted yesterday' In Company C, of which Capt. Robin.' son is commander: H. R, JJokart, P. Jury wi wTy?" 1611 ' & G. Moline, W. S, Elvidge, R, W Hasenwinkle. 5\A V rnß » D " J - MoConvlll* * Patrick Kn«a»ey, f. c, stout. Patrick Kneaeey Is an old membe* or the company, He said he was anx« ioug to have a go at the Spaniards. Capt, Ed B. Bean was quite elated over hjs success. Applications poured In upon him all the morning, and by 3 0 clock he had nearly thirty names on " h|a list Most <tt them were formep members o£ his command. The most notable recruit Is John D. O'Brien, the well Jcno'wn. lawyer, who calmly walked Up to the desk and signed his name to theroll, ■*» "There," he said, "I want to go Wftfi you to Cuba," & -ma emral minutes before Capt. Beap .recovered hte self-possession, and by that time Mr. O'Brien had disap, peared Vlth a premise to turn up today for drtll. The following enlistments were ra* corded by Cafct. Bean: Frederick M. Schutte.J. D. O'Brten. h- &. Sh*b«rt, joaeph Hawks. t IF' T? c \ eTaoa - tt - E. Heller, J. B. Henly, c. E. Schooley George A. McCarthy, 6. A. Meyerding, Is*ao Hull John £ Hancock, John T. Becker. William H. Miss, * Bd Chavaller. John E. Fowler, J- G. Donnelly Jr., E. A. Hirzel, R. R. Guthrle, Isaac Harzbenr. Joseph M. Moore, A. H. Cramer. O. H. Daggert, formerly U. S. A. Jacob J. Weber, formerly U. S. A. Fred Muller, formerly U. S. A. CorporaJ Krembs will be at the ar mory all day today to enlist recruits. Capt. B»an expects to fill his commny by tomorrow night. Capt. Spear, of Company X, received a number of applications, but he took but a few names. The rest he told to call again. Those whose names he took yester day were: Y m T T -TT L * wlt " H - J - Van Keuren. E P V?<fw rty# E- A ' Mitche "* A. recruiting officer will be In at tendance at the company room today. He will accept every able-bodied man ■who presents himself. Thirteen applicants called upon Capt. J. C. Hardy, of Company H. One was a former member of the Illinois state mi litia, and three were of the Wisconsin national guard. Fifty men are wanted for Battery A. Capt. O. L. Rooch has posted noticed * all over the city calling for recruits between the ages of eighteen ami f.,r ty-five years. He will begin active work filling his battery today. Tester day he secured the following: Jacob Pratt. Joseph Krietta Joseph Weber, R. D. N'ewromb Robert Johnson, Frank Dowlan, John Duell, Al Sliter. Charles McDonald, At least thirty old members of the battery have said they would enlist for active service if the militia was called out. First Lieutenant Frank B. McCoy, cf* Company X, Third infantry, who is on duty with the Minnesota national guard, was about the armory all day. He has not received orders to join his Pegiment. As his is a skeleton com pany, he may be spared a short while longer. He is credited with having I suggested the order to raise th* strength of the national guard to a war footing. K. P.'S AT THE FORT. Ivy Loda-e Will Hold a Special Meet ing This Evening. Ivy lodge. Knights of Pythias, Fort Snell ing, will have a special meeting tonight. The members of the lodge expert that will be the last chance they will have of seeing their brother K. P.'s of St. Paul for some j time to come. For that reason they are j anxious, to have as many members of the I order from the city attend as are able to do so. POPE SAYS LET CUBA GO. Endeavoring to Perauade Spain to Recognize the Inland's Indepen dence. LONDON. April 18.— The- Rome correspond ent of the Times says: "In Vatican circles the opinion is still hold that an outbreak of w.ir may yet be prevented, and a rumor is afloat to the efTect that the pope la endeavoring to persuade Spain to recognize the independence of Cuba." HOBBIES THEY RIDE. There are people, who, In picking out t steed, would prefer even a camel or an ele phant to an Elk, but that Is not the casa with Joseph Schusler. To borrow an expres sion and put It tn a way not originally in tended, Up, Schusler has taken the Elk up and down the line and generally, it is said, at a fairly warm pace. The Elk has not been unmindful of this kindly attention, and has to a great extent repaid the favor with tho re sult that Mr. Schusler has at one tlme""or another been nearly everything in the w«< of exalted that Is provided for by the or- ♦ der. Whatever other people may think, Mr. Schusler has found his steed very docile and comfortable, and probably ha 3no desire <o swap hobbies with any one.