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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE " THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1898. Published Daily. Sundays and Weekly. NEWSPAPER ROW, Fcrart'i an«l Minnesota Strreta. St. Paul, Minnesota. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. j — T'~\ 6 IT" mo | mos mos Daily . 4 0 c j $ 2 . 2 5 ? 4 . 0 0 j Dally and Sunday.. .BOcI 2.71, 8.0 0 ; , 1 . H 0 • Weekly I 1-00 I Entered at Postcfflce at St Paul, Minn., as i Second-Class Matter. Address all coi iinunicatlons and make all I Remittances payable to Till: GLOBE CO., St. Paul, Minnesota. Anonymous n mmnnicatlona not noticed. Re jected manuscripts will not be returned un !• ss accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES: (few fork 10 Spruce St. I AVu*liiiiKt<m Corcoran Building] t bicasro...Roem 009. No. 87 Washington St. HOW TO ORDER. ; Orders ior the delivery of THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, either residence or place of may be made by postal card ; or through telephone. Any liregularlty in de livery should be IMMEDIATELY reported to the offlce Ol publication. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. f^ 7 " Subscribers ordering addresses of their papers changed must always leave their for mer as well as present address. TELEPHONES. GLOBE Publication Offlce 106SJ Editorial Rooms 7 8 I THURSDAY'S WEATHER. Fair; Variable Winds. By Use I'nited States Weather Bureau. MINNESOTA— Generally fair; variable winds. NORTH DAKOTA— Fair In the morning, in- j creasing cloudiness and light loi-al showers in th-.' afternoon; iast to south winds. SOUTH DAKOTA— Fair, followed by cloudy and local showers. lOWA— Generally fair; variable winds. MONTANA Showers; variable winds. WISCONSIN— GeneraIy fair; light variable winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES. The Northwest. St Paul 70Calgary 4S ! Duluth t>6 Swift Current 32 j Huron 70iQu*Appelle 5S i Havre aSjMlnnedosa a 6 I Helena 52 Winnipeg ;>0 ird 5& Bismarck 68 I Prince Albert BO Willlston 58: Boston 58-64|Cheyenne 74-70? Chicago 76-80 Cincinnati 80-84 New York 60-78 New Orleans 80-90! Buffalo i .76-82 YESTERDAY'S MEANS. Barometer 29.80 j Mean temperature 66 | Relative humidity 60! Wind at 8 p. m West Weather Clear Maximum temperature 72 Minimum temperature 53 Daily range 13 Am unit :ii precipitation in last twenty four hours 0 RIVER AT S A .M. Danger Gauge. Change in Station. Line. Reading. 24 Hours, i St. Paul 14 5.2 *0.2 | La Crossa 10 5.0 *0.3 j Davenport IS 4.0 0.0 ' St. Louis 30 19.4 —1.0 *RUe. — F?!l. The river will continue rising from St. Paul tn Xt« d's Landing during the rest of this week. Note— Barometer corrected for temperature and el-.-v a tion. —P. F. Lyons. Observer. ATLANTIC LINERS. NEW YORK— Arrived: Bremen, Bremen. Sailed: Westernland. Antwerp; Teutonic, NAPLES— Arrived: Alter, New York for Genoa. QUEE: STOWN— Arrived: Pennlur.d, Phila- SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Lahn. New York. PHILADELPHIA— Arrived: Siberian, Glas- ROTTERDAM — Sailed: Wertceiviafit; N. w York. MOVILLE— Ari "• : athiipia. New York. TODAY'S EVENTS. Annual mi-'tmj* St. Paul School Fine Arts, j M ore bloi k. 10 AM. Informal hop Baldwin Seminary senior class, _j h ol assembly hall, 8:30. ij\ I Jiie Globe's Motto: Live News, Latest News, Reliable Neivs—No Fake War News. ..'.■•r The Only Newspaper in the North west That Prints the Full Associated Press News Report. It wasn't expected that Srtiley and Cervera would get along in peace. Dors Xorih Dakota hear this? Mexico ha.<= begun exporting wheat to Europe. The country is still getting together. The son of ex-President Harrison is to li-^ht under the ex-Confederate, Gen. Lee. "Bob" Lincoln may yet be proud of his son-in-law. Young Beck with has enlisted with the purpose of going to the front. Tl:e Republicans of the Sixth con gressional district have turned another Page, and 10, J. Adam's name is not Writ llu-reon. Surgeon General Sternberg lists can ned Boups as "delicacies for the sick." Is Dr. Sternberg working for a cemetery association? Commodore Schley is' no Turk, but nevertheless he Mustapha bey. And he'll get it though his job is CerVera than Was Dewey's. — Riff, Bang. A Havana dispatch says: "A steam donkey carrying earth and sand Is run ning night and day on Morro heights." "\Yhe-re are the other donkeys? Ami the navy department appears to have been the last to hear that there ■was a battle at Santia.go. Was this courtesy to the beard of strategy? llannirt Taylor has arisen to discuss the gprtMlea.l future of Spain. Taylor should be encouraged by his mother in-law or somebody else to go back in ■his box and shut it. President McKJnTey opened the Omaha exposition all the w*y from '-Va.-ihi.'.gton. He patted Omaha on the ck by long-distance telephone in a way to turn William Jennings Bryan green with envy. For Whom Are Our Streets.? There is an old-fashioned notion that the streets of a city are for the use of the residents of the city. They are for the men and women and children who use them; for the merchants' de livery wagons; the expressmen's wag ons, the citizen's carriage, the men's aiul women's, boys' and girls' wheels. A i voiding to the ancient notion, they are not solely for the speculator who buys lots alongside them and keeps everybody off until some one comes along who must have them and pays his price for them. Not for the in vestor, who, when a buyer nibbles, points to the public improvements made on the street as justification for the price h«' asks, marking price up a notch when the street is paved, a side walk built, water mains put in or gas light substituted for gasoline. And it made no difference, according to the old way of thinking, whether this spec ulator and this investor lived in the same town or in some Eastern city; he took title subject to the superior rights of the resident public, and one of these is to have the street put and kept in such condition that they can uso it. The board of public works of this city seems to have another notion about streets and their use and who are the parties whose interests are to be con sulted. It must have caught it from the speculative investor, since it har monizes with his ideas of the fitness !of things. We infer this from its treatment of the streets in the eastern section of the city, notably Seventh street beyond the bridge over the rail way tracks. For three or four years the block pavement there has been going from bad to worse until the street is well night impassable. Teams, car | riages, wheelmen avoid it where possi ble. Retail merchants along it suffer Irp.s of trade. Lot owners along it who live on their lots find their property depreciating; those who own and rent find rentals failing. It is not a desira ble street to live on. But there are others interested. It is the main thor oughfare through the city from east to west; the one continuous street. It is the main outlet of the large resi dential district of Dayton's bluff to and from the city's center. All these I people who actually use the street ; want it paved. A few men who do I not live on it or near it, who own lots i on it bought on speculation and held i for another boom, don't want it paved. I They would have to put up for a share lof it. The street railway company is I indifferent if not hostile; probably the ! latter, for the worse the street the | more rides. Apparently, the few are , I the more influential with the board, j for it indicates a disposition to reject j the petition for the improvement; to consult the wishes of the few who do not use the street and ignore the many who must and would. The Globe, in j behalf of the many, suggests to the j board that the old-fashioned notion of ' streets ar.d their use and the rights of the public in them is not yet entirely obsolete. Sherman on Expansion. Former Secretary Sherman accorded The Globe an interview which will be found to be very interesting read ing. Now that the veteran statesman |is relieved from the perplexities and i restraints of office, and has bade to ! public station a final adieu, he shows I in his appearance and- conversation the ) rebound of tha relief, and gives little ! evidence of either the mental or phy ! sical disability of which we heard so , u.iifh when he was at the head of the ' state department and, there is room to ■ believe, when interested parties were endeavoring to secure his retirement. Mr. Sherman has compromised his j opposition to the policy of expansion of j territory, so emphatically expressed in his "Recollections," to the extent of favoring the annexation of Hawaii, evi dently induced by the practical control attained there by Americans, but lie sets his face against the appropriation of the Philippines and gives reasons that are incontrovertible. He wouM also favor the acquisition of Porto Rico for navai purposes, but the danger is that when expansion begins the ap petite for it will grow and no limits can be set to it, either by reason or ! prudence. Mr. Sherman brings out one point i that has escaped general recognition, the effect of the destruction of the I Maine upon the public sentiment and j upon national policy. Until that event ; Cuba was the trading stock of the : politician. The Morgans and Masons ; ranted, and the jingoists of the press raved, but the great mass looked on in different. They would like to see Cuba ! free, but they didn't care to go to war Ito accomplish it. But when the Maine j was destroyed the blood of the nation, | after the first stunning effect passed, I rose to war heat at once. If the ad j ministration tr, attd it as an "incident" j the people recognized it as an act of j war. It was this sentiment that found I expression in the action of congress j when it rejected the president's request, i declared war and ordered Spain to : evacuate Cuba and Cuban waters. j There has been a large quantity of sen ! timentalism about the purpose of the war, but it is primarily for vengeance for the slaughter in Havana harbor. Our Traii With the Orient. The attention which the Orient is at | tracting among the great commercial ! nations of the world is of particular ! and enlarging interest to those con ■ trolling the industries of the United j States from which a surplus for ex j port is derived. And, in this connec tion, it may be said that the activity of American exporters is more and more apparent as knowledge as to what lis required of them is extended. John Barrett, formerly United States con j sul at Bangkok, Si am, in a recent let i ter to the department of state, says • that among the articles which have ! been most successfully marketed there I are flour, lumber, kerosene oi^. lubri j eating oil, railroad equipments, cotton j goods, raw cotton, leather, nails, ma chinery, electrical supplies, canned good?, vine and beer, sewing and type writing machines, bicycles,, lamps, \ clocks and watches and novelties. This i same writer says he knows of no Amer ican firm handling such goods as are consumed in any quantity in Eastern , Apia which failed to do a fair business , after sending the right kind of men \ to build up the trade. He points to the fact of it 3 population of 300,000,000, its foreign trade in 1897 of over $600,000,000, j its coast line of 5,000 miles, its many • cities and harbors, its splendid system . of rivers, its organizations for the con i duct of trade and the great opportu nities for development. A report has recently been made to ' the British foreign office by Hugh 1 O'Brien, second secretary of the Eng- I lish embassy at Washington. This i Bhowe that the trade between the Unit- THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY— JUNE 2, 1898. eel States and China amounts to one seventh of the entire trade of the em pire, being 50 per cent greater than that between China and Germany, and Is second only to that of Great Britain. A score of years agro, and more, the forecast of shrewd, far-seeing business men in this country Indicated an early and constantly increasing demand by China for our cotton goods. Already these predictions are being verified. Cotton goods to fhe value of $7,48G,000 were taken from this country by China last year, or almost one-half of our en tire exports of this class during that period, the sum total of which amount ed to $17,781,000. The drillings and sheetings manufactured In the New England mills are preferred by the Manchurians especially, because of their weight. These have, for the most part, been shipped from New York through the Suez canal, though more recently, as has heretofore been men tioned by The Globe, some very large shipments have gone overland to San Francisco, and especially to Puget sound, and thence by the Pacific route. China took, in 1896, 33,000,000 gallons of our oil, as against 28,000,000 gallons from Russia, which country is the principal competitor of the United States in this respect. The shipments from here are in cans, and are made from New York through the Suez ca nal. The Russian oil is transported in tank steamers. The spirit of Western enterprise which is rapidly taking possession of the Chinese indicates, also, an early and increasingly large demand for our iron and steel products. It is unques tionably true that railroad construc tion, at which only initial attempts have hitherto been made in that coun try, is on the eve of rapid extension, and that a large increase of contracts for steel rails, locomotives and railroad equipment and material is certain to result. Already American flour >is growing in favor in China, wherever introduced, and the exportation of this product is increasing in volume year by year. Certainly, by reason of its direct ocean communication between the ports of the Pacific coast and those I of Asia, the United States nation, with its enormous resources of raw mate rial, its manufacturing appliances and skill, and its superb transcontinental railway systems, should, of right, 'com mand with the opening of the new cen tury its just proportion of this ex panding and desirable trade. The aggregate bank clearings are ] legitimately looked to to indicate the condition of business. They represent only payments made by means of checks and drafts, and they, in turn, represent either cash deposits or cred its with collaterals. As their volume inci-eases or diminishes, as it shows in the clearing house statements, so the volume of trade, the buying and sell ing and exchanging, rises and falls. It is significant of the improved condi tion of trade that the bank clearings for May are heavier than in any pre vious May since 1890. It should strike the man who holds to the quantitative theory of money with force enough to shatter his faith, this fact that the clearings of the banks of the seventy seven cities of the United States rep resented in the clearing house asso ciation aggregated $3,330,000,000 in May. That is to say that over $5,000,000,000 of credit paper carried that amount of exchanges. It is one of the inexplicable phases of mentality that minds capable of grasping ordinary economies, like the self-binder, cannot grasp the econ omy of our banking system. Quite as important in its bearings upon the war as is the news from San tiago is the brief statement of the financial condition of the Spanish treasury and of the Bank of Spain. The government is paying the interest coupons on Spanish and Cuban bonds in notes, the supply even of silver be ing exhausted. The run on the Bank of Spain by holders of its notes, anx ious to get silver for paper, betokens a loss of confidence that will grow into panic, should the bank suspend silver payments. The latest accessible state ment of the resources and liabilities of the bank, that of April, gives it a gold stock of $46,869,262, of silver $52,144,51S and of notes, $248,551,621. Aren't the Chicago girls rather hard on the boys? A dapper young bicyclist clown there the other day requested a very pretty girl to give him a kiss. She screamed and he was assessed $5. And yet the request was made politely and might have been declined with or with out thanks without cost to either. | EPISTLES TO ST. PI'Jl. j A committee of St. Paul men waited on Col. Welz, of the Ryan hotel, yesterday, to make preliminary arrangements for a ban quet to be given In the Efsr future. "Jack" Heinlein, the colonel's trusty lieutenant, v%-as at his elbow. In the course of the conversa tion Heinlein furnished some wisked-for data, when Col. Welz put in: "You have met all these gsHtlemen, Mr. Heinlein?" "I think not," Jack replied. "Oh, is that so? Gentlemen, this Is Mr. Heinlein. He is my confidence man." Col. Welz has considerable faith in man kind, even i^he has run a big hotel for all these years. One or his guests, a dia mond salesman, sent a draft for $200 to one of the local banks to be cashed. One of the colonel's trusted boys brought back the money, which the colonel proceeded to count. Thumbing over the dirty bilLs nntii he- h?d counted ?125. he turned the roll over to Heinlein, with the remark: "I guess it's all right, Jack. He didn't make any mistake so far." John James Ahem, who for many years ornamented the place that Billy Johnson hopes he may get, and Tom Conroy hopes he may keep, got into this town the other day after a couple of months' absence, and brought a new story with him from Montana: "I was in Livingstone, Mont., on the day that the election was held in St. Paul," said Jim, "aiul I met a man who U3ed ' to be known here long ago. He used to be in local politics, and was something of a good thing about twenty years ago. He told me how he had come off in Montana, and it wasn't half bad. It wouldn't do to give his name. but I may say that his Initials were Johii McConnell. "He left here one day when he wasn't thinking of what he was about, and landed In Butte. He and a friend got together and went up in the hills, and as soon as they got enough money together they went into the saloon business— which looked like thb best thing in sight. "One right McConnell's partner went out to look about the camp and got mixed up with a faro game. Soon after midnight he got back to the saloon and asked McConnell for a drink. " 'Go and get It,' says McConnell, 'you are as strong as I am.' " 'But,' said the partner, 'I have no right behind the bar. I put up my interest in the place against $300 worth of checks with Dutch Bill, and he's your partner now.' "Of course, McConnell was sore and ho said that he didn't want to be in partner ship with Dutch Bill. He'd jusjt go and win the other half of the saloon back. "Just an hour later Dutch Bill was refus ing McConnell and his partner credit for a drink in what had been their saloon, and Mac hasn't ha 4 any luck since." TUB PHILISTINE. FOR RED CROSS NURSES. In reply to inquiries as to Red Cross form of enlistment for'ujmrtjes, The (Hobo has received the following rules and regutatWns from the Red Cross Hospital and Training School for Sisters,, in New York: "In order to become a sister of the Rod Cross, the applicant must be of unques tionable character and qualifications. Fur ther, she must fl) take the regular tw» years and three months' course of training at the Red Cross hospital, or (2) present c r tlfleates from some reputable training school for nurses and take a six mouths' postgrad uate course in methods specially applicable to war or other national calamity. At the expiration of the cowrse, upon giving satis factory evidence of requisite fitness, the can didate is graduated as a R<~d Cross sister, and can thereafter act as such either ai home or abroad. In cases of emergency nurses may be en listed for the special need upon presentation of their certificates and without taking the six months' course niention(d, but it should be understood that at the close of the serv ice in question their relation with the Red Cross ceases until they can bo graduated in the regular way. In this connection, how ever, credit will be given for character work done during enlistment. "Candidate's must have no Idea that thero Is any romantic or sentimental attractive ness in the stern demands of war, pestilence ■or famine. The emergencies of the service are often most trying, somet'mps involving privation and danger, and only tho3e ready for such work can be of real use." BUSY WOMEN. Philadelphia Aububon society gave an ex hibition recently which proved to the de votees of style that beauty could be attained in millinery without cruelty to birds. Flow ers, airy choux and chiffon, ribbons and ostrich plumes were all used in the decora tions. Miss American, chairman of the commit tee which has in charge the project of fitting up the school grounds in Chicago as sum mer playgrounds for the poor children of the city, said, when speaking of the enter prise: "We are trying to aid the work of improv ing the morals of Chicago, and we are be ginning with the children in tho worst parts of the city. By putting in this system of playgrounds we hope to do considerable Rood in keeping the children off the streets and so lessen the amount of crime. In sum mer there is much more crime among the children than at any other time of the year, because they are then free from the restrain ing influences of school life. For instance, in the Maxwell street district it is said that juvenile crime increases CO per cent in sum mer over the other seasons of the yoar. Owners of lots will not allow them to play there, and policemen will not let them play ball on the streets, so between the two they have a hard time of it. The parks are too far away for them to go there, and they must have some place to play. We are not trying any new experiment. This plan has .been tried in Philadelphia and other cities, and has been a success from the start." A rector of an Episcopal church in New York recently inserted a notice in a local paper to the effect that "services would te held for the benefit, of business men and wo- i men." The editor's comment was: "The sun do move." When Mrs. Davis, wife of Senator Davis, took her kodak into the senate and, In Ep te of the rule that no ; camera shall be brought into the gallery while congress is in session, turned it on the earnest disputa.nt3 the day j the president's war message was sent in, she only gave another illustration of the fact that if a woman has a will she also has a right of way. When the ambitious phoio grapher was reminded of the rule she just ! laughed and continued to take snap-:ho s i until she had a complete set of photographs — the only set in existence. . What could the sergeant-at-arms do when he had to deal wi h the wife of the chairman of the committee on | foreign relations? WHAT MAN CAN BO THIS? Mr. Wise, of Virginia, who attended a ses sion of the Daughters of the American Revo- | lution in Washington, tells this story: "One of the ladies who made an address had the several sheets which contained her re marks carefully pinned together. As she pro ceeded with her speech she would detich a sheet and put the pin in her mouth. Then she would detach another sheet and put an other pin in her mouth. She kept this up for several minutes, and yet she continued j talking all the time. I want to know what I became of those pins. Slie certainly did cot swallow them, and she did not .remove them from her mouth. The thing was a mysi.<-ry to me at the time, and it is a mystery yet." A man with such a name might, at las' make the guess that the pins that went into the speaker's mouth made theTr appearance in the points of her address. Mrs. Cornelius Chadwick, wife of the c; p tain of the cruiser New York, and the in ventor of the carrier for wour.ded men, Is at present the object of much congratulation over the government's adoption of her contrivance. A large supply of carriers has already been sent to the navy department and orders fcr many more have been sent out. The carrlor is an oblong strip of canvas so equipped with rings and snaps as to enable the bearers to keep one hand free and thus to steady them selves on a rolling ship. SRAIN EASERS. Dr. Grace Peckham Mjurry delivered a lec ture before the students of the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirm ary for Women and Children, last week, and urged upon her hearers the effectiveness of hope. To illustrate her doctrine, she to!d this fable: "Once a milkman, going to market with his wares, was seized with the thought that the unaccustomed strength of the milk might prove injurious to his: customers, and he stopped to waier it at a wayside pond. Into one of the cans with the water went two frogs. As soon as. the cover was put on one frog gave a loud croak, said how dark it was, how nmooth 'the sidfs of the can were, and he never expected to get out, and with another despairing croak gave up and sank to the bottom. The other, the optimistic frog, said that no doubt the sides of the can were smooth and that It was dark, but he would keep on kicking. So he kicked and paddled and splashed and finally when the man opened the can there he sat on a nice little pat of butter." Dr. Grace Peckham Murry is one of the foremost women physicians of the world, and she ha 3 compacted a world of philosophy Into a story. A volunteer company in Ohio has been dubbed "The Disappointed Lovers" becaus3 of the number of young men belonging to it who have enlisted on account of disappoint ment ir. love affairs. The government of Uruguay has refused permission to establish a Red Cross society at Montevideo In aid of the wounded Span iards. A number of English and American women are now engaged in the business of horse raising. Lady Stella and Lady Dorothy Hope have recently taken a small farm in the southeastern part Of England for that pur pose. There they will breed and train pon ies. Both of these women are fine riders and excellent whips, and, in addition to this, are expert veterinarians, always prescribing for their sick stock. '. Mrs. James Havens^ formerly of Denver, Coll, has been appointed' postmaster at Pabor Lake, Fla., to succetd W. E. Pabor. poet laureate of the National Editorial associa tion. There are many, wom^n who have neither the courage nor tho malice to say anything really bad about, their acquaintances, but who go about making 'ill-natured little com ments that do as' much harm as the most seriou:; accusation's. "I hate being atnbbccl| with a toothpick!" exclaimed a victim: of< one of these mild de tractors: "they give such nasty little pricks, which are unworthy of serious notice, but whirb exasperate' one even more than an actual scandal." — New York Tribune. We bnre it silently when the ruthles3 iconoclasts attacked our faith In the one time existence of Abraham, Homer and Shakespeare, but when they attack our be loved "Yankee Doodle" and insist that It is not only not American, but a direct importa tion from Spain, human nature can go no farther. Down with the iconoclasts! Long live Yankee Doodle! I>. A. R.'S Wilt FUND. To Be lined to Aid Soldier* and Sailors. At the regular May meeting, of the national board of managers of the National SoeTrty of the Daughters of tho American Revolu tion, held in Washington, D. C, last Tues day, the following resolutions vere adopted: Whereas, The president of the United State* and the Burgeon generals of the army and navy have recognized and ap proved the action of the national board of management at its April (18S8) me.eting. iv placing the National Society of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution at the serv ice of the government; and Whereas, The efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital corps have met with marked success and found a cor dial response In every section of the society; and, Whereas. The efforts of this hospital corps have quickened the deaire for further work in this hour of our country's need; and Whereas, We are informed that the time Is approaching when a large amount of monoy will ba required for special demands, from sickness and other causes, consequent upon this struggle, by sea and by land; there-fore, be It Itesolvod, That in addition to the work of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital corps, every chapter and member at large of our National Socioty of the Daughters of the American Revolution, be requested to unite at once in a general effort to succor needy families of nn.n who have gone to the front and to furnish comforts for s,)!diers and sailors, whether regular or vol unteer. Be it further Resolved. That all members of the na tional society, Daughters of the American devolution, are strongly urged to immediate action for the accumulation of a large sum of money to be used in emergency and exi gency calls of every kind, such aa are at tendant upon the condition of a nation en gaged in warfare; and in furtherance of this purpose we would recommend that the Inter est of all patriots be invoked by raising this lund, to bo known as the "Daughters of the American Revolution War Fund;" and be it further Resolved, That a war committee com posed of the members of the national board of management, with the addition of Mrs. George M. Sternberg and Mrs. Charles L A.den, be formed; that the treasurer general. National Society of the Daughters of the American Resolution, be elected treasurer of the war fund, and that the moneys be un der authority and direction of a subcommit tee. Be it further Resolved, That we advise tho raising of ! S l?£ ♦£" al P cunt as will be commensurate -with the spirit and aims of the National So o'luUon Daughters of the American Rev —M. Margaretta P. Manning. President General N. S. D. A R -Alice Pickett Akers, Recording Sec. Gen. N. S. D. A. R. BALDWIN'S CLASS DAY. Interesting ExeroJtea in St. John's Church. The old church of St. John's presented a very patriotic interior yesterday afternoon, on the occasion of the class day exercises of tho Baldwin school. The platform was a perfect bower of flow ers, palms and vines, and a glorious back ground was made by a huge American flag draped from the ceiling, and completely cov ering the real wall. At the sides smaller flags made a suitable frame, and, seated amid the flowers and flanked by the Stars an'i Stripes, were the graduates of tho school Hattie Wilson, Samuel Mairs, Annie MaeMil lan, Frank Monty, Caroline Fogg, Frank Fer nald. Margaret W. Webster was not present, and her essay on "Hindoo Literature" was read by Judith R. Dousman. The subject of this I essay was well handled. Miss Hattie Wilson read an essay entitled i "A Galaxy of Fair Women," and Samuel Mairs gave a very thorough review of the "History of Hunting" from Its earliest time to today. "The Man of the Future" was the somewhat weighty subject chosen by Miss Annie Mac- Millan, and Frank Monty gave an Interesting paper on St. Paul. Mis 3 Caroline Fogg had many interesting facts to tell of Peter the Great, and Frank FernaJd read a rather lengthy but very inter esting paper on "Modern Warfare." The sub ject had evidently been well studied and the result comprehendingly given. There was not an essay read during the af ternoon that did not show a thorough knowl edge of the subject presented and a delight fully clear understanding as to how to impart this knowledge to others, the delivery of each pupil being easy and smooth. 'Music relieved the programme of monotony. Miss Martha Neal opened the programme with a spirited march, which was followed by a violin solo of national airs by Willie Neal. Miss Virginia Dousman played two mandolin ] solos, Judith Dousman contributed a piano i number, and Miss Alice Humphrey sang " 'Twas April." Mrs. Baehus, the directress of the school, received the guests, among whom were: Mrs. Dousman, Miss Saunders, ] Mrs. Fernald, Miss Wheaton, Mrs. Noble, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Dorr. Miss Cochran, Mrs. La Belle. Miss Lanpher, Mrs. Sturgis. Mis 3 Web3ter, Mr. Prendergast, Miss Gardner, Mr. Hutson, Miss Armstrong, Mr. Carr, Miss Mona Johnson, Mr. Cran, Miss Sturgis, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Doran.and others. O'ROURKE LOCKED UP. Result of Kis Argument With the Health People. James O'Rourke, the Great Northern engi neer, living at GO9 Mississippi street, who has been under the bun of the health de partment for two months, owing to alleged frequent violation of quarantine, was yester day arrested on a bench warrant issued by Judge Orr. O'Rourke was locked up at the central sta tion and denied bail. Mrs. O'Rourke called at the station to secure her husband's re lease, but those in charge refused to let the engineer out of jail until his case had been passed upon by the court. The charge of violating the health ordi nance, upon which O'Rourke was arrested, was to have been tried in the police court Monday. O'Rourke, it is alleged, failed to appear, having been released upon his own recognizance, and a bench warrant was is sued. The engineer's story is different. He claims* he was in court, or rather visited the muni cipal court at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and found no session in progress. BROUGHT BACK HIS MAN. Sheriff Wagoner Returns Prom Chl enfio V. i!li Asn Phelpa. Sheriff Wagoner returned from Chicago yes terday morning, having in charge Asa Pnelps, who was indicted by the grand jury last October for swindling. Phelps was run down by the Omaha rail way offlciala. He is accused of swindling a man^named Ivan Anderson by short changing him on a train belonging to the company. The prisoner was said to have been accom panied by a man named Pierce, who pulled a gun on the train hands in ihe attempt to escape after the crime. Pierce has not been apprehended. BSIEFS OF THE COURTS. The motion of the plaintiff to set as'de tho verdict of the jury in the case of Mary A. Vincent against Alphonse Vincent, for divorce, was denied yesterday by Judge Otis. Dr. Halvor Sneve, who took some ttcck in the Columbia National Hank, of Minne apolis, before the failure of that concern, was yesterday adjudged to be a debtor of the bank in the sum of ?I,BCO. The de;-:s'on was ler.d ered by Judge Lochren In the United States court. A deed of assignment by Charlotte Schu macher to John Sander ml filed in the district court yesterday. The continued cases on the criminal crl endar, which were left over from the May term, will be taken up this morning by Judge Bunn. GRAND AVENUE BOULEVARD. Contract for Improving It Let to Fielding «&. Steepler. The board of public works yesterday award ed the contract for boulevarding and im proving Grand avenue from G/otto to Floral streets, to Fielding & Shepley. The bids were opened some days ago, but as there was some question among the property owners as to whether granite or sandstone curbing should be used, the award was not niarto at the time. The property owners decided to have sand stone curbing. The improvement will cost $3,527 and $3 additional per tree for 44 trees to be placed along the boulevard. PAVING ON ASHLAND. Contrnet Awarded, bat No Ilond Filed Vet. The contract for paving Ashland avenuo was awarded to Hennessey &. Cox, May 0. Yesterday Channlng Seabury was at the city hall inquiring as to why something was not being done toward paving th? street. President Copeland, of the board of public works, informed Mr. Seabury that the con tract had been sent to the office of the city attorney to be executed. At the legal de partment Mr. Seabury received further in formation to the effect that the cuntract had been taken by the contractors to execute a bond and had not been returned- WOULD ANNEX PORTO RICO BUT NOT THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Ex-Secretary Sherman Tallin About the War and the AcuulMitlon of Territory Says I nele |3n.m Will Merely Set Up Cnlin for It self—The Purpose o* His VJ»it West. Ex j Secretary of State John Sherman and Mrs. Sherman spent yesterday quietly together at the Ryan, and at 5 o'clock started for a drive around the city, returning about 6. Mr. Sher man, at that hour, received a repre sentative of The Globe, who last saw the ex-isecr«tary in Washington just four years ago, while he still occupied his seat in the senate. There is no noticeable change in the personal ap pearance of Mr. Sherman. His tall, spare figure, always inclining slightly forward, preserves its otherwise nat ural erectness, and his eyes are as bright, his voice is as steady and his j mind apparently as cltar as at any '■ time within the past twenty-five year 3. I When asked concerning the condition of his health, Mr. Sherman replied pleasantly: ""My health is very good. I am in nothing like the bad way that some of our friends, the newspaper men, en deavored to make me out. But then, ! I am seventy-five years old, you know, i and that is about all there is to It." "The belief seemed to get abroad that | the duties of the secretaryship of state, in view of the condition of affairs with Spain, were overtaxing your strength a little too much," was suggested. "Oh, no," replied Mr. Sherman, "the j duties of the office do not involve any i extraordinary labor. Everything goes j along smoothly. Questions of foreign relations are constantly arising, look- J ing to the interests of our people and to their protection from injustice in different parts of the world; but all this is easily done, because the United States occupies so conspicuous and at the same time so peculiar a position among the nations that no power would care to do it or any of its citizens in justice." THE WAR WITH SPAIN. "What are your views, Mr. Secretary, in regard to the precipitation of thi3 war with Spain?" was asked. "I think," replied Mr. Sherman, "that the war might possibly have been avoided; but the destruction of the Maine created such a feeling of resent ment in the United States that the peo ple themselves simply took hold of tha matter. The barbarous severities prac ticed by the Spaniards towards the Cu bans and their harsh methods of con ducting a civil war naturally created among our people a strong feeling of sympathy with the people of Cuba." "A feeling developed in this section," was suggested, "that your retirement from the state department was, in some measure, due to the fact that you were not in accord with the administration with respect to the policy of war. Is that true?" "Oh, no, that is not true!" replied Mr. Sherman, emphatically. "While, as I have just said, I think the war might have been avoided, my view is that inasmuch as war was declared by con gress, it ought to be carried forward and continued until Spain is driven from the island of Cuba. However, we certainly do not want the island; but possibly it might be governed by the inhabitants themselves under some guarantee of protection »»y the United States, m my jutlgmeiit, tfiero is a I very decided objection to its being en grafted upon this nation as one of the states of the Umon. Cuba should be i permitted to remain as a separate gov ernment in the relation to this country of a friendly colony; and I think it probable that the people there will get along very well when once relieved of Spanish rule." "Then you do not anticipate eventual annexation following the termination of the war and as a sequence to the rearrangement of affairs and the ad justment . of new conditions?" was asked. MUST OBSERVE THE PROMISE. "No, I do not," replied Mr. Sherman. "The United States will undoubtedly be compelled, in obedience to a true sense of honor, as well as in considera tion of public interests generally, to observe the promise already made that Cuba should not be annexed to the United States, but that the people of the island should be protected in the free and full enjoyment of government by the chosen representatives of its own citizens." "But do you not regard it as impor tant that the United States should be possessed of some one of the islands in the West Indies group?" was asked. "If any acquisition to our territory is to be made in that locality," replied Mr. Sherman, "it should be Porto Rico. That is an island of no great size and no considerable population; but, at the same time, it is one occupying a strong position to the eastward in the West Indies group." "Do you not look for oarly and deci sive action regarding the annexation of Hawaii as a result of the accomplish ments of our navy in the Philippines?" "There has long been, in both houses of congress," said Mr. Sherman in re ply, "a strong opinion that the Ha waiian islands should be annexed to the United States. The public institu tions in that distant country were real ly founded, for the most part, by the missionaries, who, during the last half of the present century, have been go- I ing out and settling and remaining with ! those people. The population is known to comprise at the present time a com munity of quiet, inoffensive people, who will readily acquiesce in the form of government offered to them by this country and Europeans in those isl ands. We have, now, an opportunity to secure there, on a permanent basis, a coaling station and a harbor for our ships. Further than that I do .not think j the United States ought to go in the I way of acquiring new territory. How- I ever, this is a matter that must be I settled by congress." WOULDN'T ANNEX PHILIPPINES. "Then It is to be' assumed you would not favor a permanent occupancy of the Philippines by the United States," was suggested. "No," was the reply, "I should be very sorry to see the United States adopt the policy of acquiring territory at so remote a distance from our shores, and inhabited largely by a people who are entire strangers to our institutions, our public policy and even to our re ligion. To become permanently possess ed of these islands would be in the nature of a wide departure from our fixed principles and all our traditions." Mr. Sherman in conclusion reverted to the earlier part of the conversation by saying: "Referring, again, to the situation in Cuba, I think the m.'itter of annexation .is out of the question, inasmuch as both the president and congivss, as well as popular opinion, have announced to the world, as the purpose of the United States, not to acquire absolute control over Cuba by annexation." In regard to his visit to St. Paul and his journeyings towards the coast, Mr. Sherman said: "My general idea is to go to Tacoma and Seattle, and perhaps down to Port land. We propose, also, to go up to Sitka. We shall travel leisurely from here to the Yellowstone Park, where we will stop briefly, thence on over th« mountains, stopping, probably, at half a dozen places on the way. 1 have been over the same ground nerore, but I am very much interested in the growth of all this section. I rfgard the Northwest as the most hopeful and prosperous portion of our country. I think Wash ington will become a very largely popu lous and prosperous state, as its re sources are varied and abundant. When I resigned from the state department I had this trip in view and now I in tend to take time enough to form an estimate of the resources of Alaska. and especially of the state of Washing ton. I have visited the state twice in th«; past, as well as Oregon, and have been several times to California. We are just going slowly along ond for nothing else than recreation, and we are both feeling the better for it, al ready." CUPID AT COURT HOUSE CAUSBtD A GBHERAL COMHOTIOH AMONG THE CLERKS Tlie I-ov<-Ii«-st June Bride That Has Been S.-en in the BvlMteg >md Her HliiHliin^ (hoom I'rum Yel low Medicine County I pset the Dry lluiiiflrum *.•! OHieiul Life Married by (apt. GalMefc. The loveliest June bride that has put in an appearance in the court house for many a year fell into the hands of Capt, Gallick yesterday. He married liei» to a blushing groom amid the ap plause of all of the young ladies who are working on the details in the as sessor's office. Never did unpreten tious bride have the crowd of admiring damsels in her train that Louisa Geiss had. and not for many a day was there a bride about the court house who cre ated so much excitement. She was not stately, and she did not carry herself with the air that marks the Vere de Vere, but that did not make any difference. She came into the court house from the Fourth street side, hanging on the arm of her intend ed. Henry Slough, the groom, had com c | up out of Yellow Medicine county for the purpose of meeting his bride. She was really pretty as to face; was dark, with fine features, and she was array ed with as much regard for the con venances as though the marriage was to come off in St. George's, Hanover square, and not within the dingy pre cints of the civic mausoleum. A pretty girl out of the assessor's of fice told a Globe reporter that the bride had on a white albatross dress, trimmed with Valenciennes, with a white brocaded silk sash and a picture hat, also of the virginal -color, topp-id with three plumes of ostrich feathers. She carried a white parasol that was so love4y that she could scarcely wait un til she got clear of the entrance to the hall to raise it— this was after she had been made Mrs. Slough, according to the ritual of Court Commissioner Gal lick. The young lady who told the re porter about the raiment said, inci dentally, that the groom ought to be ashamed of himself to look so uncon cerned. When they got to the door of the clerk of court's office the young woman weakened and let him go in by himself The minute he arrived he was some [ how identified as a prospective groom, I and there was a rush on the part of the clerks to get him. He was arrayed in a spring suit with ice cream effects. He had but barely made the proposi tion that he wanted a marriage license when one of Capt. Gallick's scouts came to the front, and presently the gallant captain himself came in. There was a moment's conversation between the groom and the captain, and the young man from Yellow Medicine wag led away a captive in the train of the | court commissioner. While this was hippenins the news of rhe coming of the bride had g.,ne j forth through the city hall. Treasurer j Horst was at his door waiting to gee iiie'i^iOcfssioi'i. A young woman in a black md white checked silk shirt waist hai ca ri d the news into the courrty assrs-or's oi'Ac,; ami thirty young women drew thtir breath in admiration or lifted their noses in scorn as the only she came down the hall with the man of her choice. B^b Seng, Charlie Fairchi d and Reg ister Krahmer and M. W. Fitzgerald and Clerk Rogers lined up in the hall way ai:d took off their hats while the I procos=ion came down the line, and tie musical soul of Clerk Brun*on, of the board of public works, who happened down at the time, was moved to the whistling of the wedding march com posed by the late Mr. Mendelssohn. Capt. MeCardy pushed his head out of his office for a moment, and per mitted his fac^ to relax from the ma h ensaticaJ pn posit on that it usual y .-ets forth into the geom- trical s.mblan c of a smile. Even Judge Orr came up out of the depths and smiled h:s approval, and never aid 1 r:de and grcom of unofficial station have such an audienc-e during their march as r!id the young man f on Yellowstone and pietty M ss Gelss. The girls from the assessor's office crowded after the wtdding rr c ssoi until th? head of it, Capt. Gallick. ar • rivrd at the marriage bureau. T.:e ; captain ushsied the 1 r da' pair into h a i den aii a general would ush- - his b. - : gade up to the enemy, th-n he fo'low- Pd them in and shut the do r. If Gallick only knew what the gir's on the outside said of him when he shut that door he would know ;h;t his chances for politic il preferment went glimmering that moment. "Mean thing' 1 was the least of tha epithets. Wfithin the office was only the clerk of the court commissioner, v pn I y girl herself, who lent ihe re c s^ry feminine assistance to the bride; C. F. Arrol and M. J. Schorn, wh > were quite willing to be witnesses to the marriage. C.-p-. Gallick psrfoim d that I ceremony of h : s wh eh !e ivea both | bride ard groom in doubt t>s to wh ther I they have been sentenced to be hung, or really and truly rrarried, a" <i pro i nounceel a qua"i:^el b.-r.e.iV.i n ih it i has an official flavor. Then h ■ partid i pated in the usu -:1 bridal favors, aad j told thfrn that It w»:s all uve-. i Mr. Slough was somewbai ab»tr;c el. I Ho saluted the bride at the behest of t.hf court commissioner, anl we ;t down I aft:r h s roll. He took, an the: 1 'o k at Mrs, Skragh as he pulkd out his wad, and without a word of comment h.> stripped off |25 and hand, d it to Capt. Oalluk. Without the siigiitsrt regard to precedent, the captain r< f us. d to fi.ll dead and opened the door. Then the procession took op its way again to the door of the city hall, and again there was a whistlim; eh rus, ac companied by inrignant looks from the young 'a'ly assessors. Tre b idil 1 air went up Wabasha street, ard for some reason known only to themselves and the groom the witnesses of the cere mony Wrnt a'onir. Capt. Gallick bought cigars for ev ery mnn in tfee city hall, and looked really srorry when the demand fell off for want of men wh.) would :m ke. . The wedding was the second cere-" mory cflpbratr<3 by the captain yester day. The first was between a girl of about seventeen and a man twenty years her senior. There was no evl j pence of a bridal in the an ay of the couple. The groom was Alex Me Far land, of Huron, Ont., and the bride was Bt at rice Htdgins, of Tuscola. Mich. DAVIS BOUND OVEK. Minns His CMC to Go to the Grand Jury. Paul Davis, the alleged all-round crook, against whom several charges • were made subsequent to his arrest for the alleged burglary of Sehwabel's saloon, 354 Jackson street, a week ago, was arraigned in the municipal court yesterday. The complaint against Davis Is made by A. Rachelman, a West Third street tailor, who claims he in terrupted .Davis while the latter was attempting to rob his store. Davis waived examination and WM hc!d to the grand Jury in $2,500 bail.