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THES T. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1898. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 1 T~6 j~ 12 ~ mo | mus | nios Daily .40c; 5i. 25 ?I• 0 0 li.iily and Sunday . .50c 2.7 ii ».0 0 Sunday *••• Weekly U '•• — •• _ 1 -:- U0 I ; at Postofflce at St. P.sul, Minn., as , s eond-ClasE Matter. Address all communications and make a'l Romittanci s payable to THE GLOBE CO., St. Paul; .Minnesota. Anonymous c immunicaUons not noticed. Ke ii-ctcd i. anuscrlpta will n t be returned u;i --: . i : ■ ostage. BRANCH oiriCES: !V.-v. York 10 Spruce St. I , : . t iini Corcoran Building I t ».,.».. ..Rcom 609, No. t>7 Washington St. i >:si>ay's weatheb. Pair; Northerly Winds. ; . States Wi ather Bureau. MINNESi . V Generally fair; costherly ! ! fi COTA Probably fair; northerly j v ::. Is. SOUTH DAKOTA— Probably fair; r.orhorly i \ tfSIN -Probably fair; cooler; light « : ■;>• vinJs. I .> lair; variable winds, low., Generally lair; northerly winds. i'BSTERDAY*S TEMPERATVMS. The Northwest. £:. Paul V-i Ha! tl-. ford 52: 7:! Prir.iv Alb. n 48 I i lOjMedicioe Hat 58 j .: ci>\vi!t Current '>- i : s>Qa'AppelU 5J 1 .">- Minnedoaa « v Winnipeg » X | 72-74 New Orlmns S4-90 j ; r,''.-';.;,Ntw York 74-SS j >: ,-7;Pitisburg 74-7S j t ...-i :.--;| j YESTERDAY'S MEANS. ' ■ : -9-?f I temperature •* i bomidtty <s : ■ 8 p. m Southwest ; \ t Partly cloud/ ; mperature 81 j m temperature S3] range • 1 J i ■ of precipitation (rain and melted | ;:. last twenty-four hours 0| RIVER AT 8 A. M. Danger Gauga Change in I L ; ;i '. U, uJ'.i'.K. 24 Hous. I E .: l! 916 —0.3 j se 10 9.4 »0.4 15 4.7 | St. Louis 30 2:1.2 —Fall. 'Rise. The river will continue falling from St. Paul to Red Wing from now to Wednesday : ■ ■ least. teter corrected for temperature | and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Ob-^rwr. ATLANTIC LINEES. NEW YORK— Arrived: Manitoba, London; Furnessia, Glasgow. DELAWARE BREAKWATER,DeL— Arrived: l< Igenland, from Liverpool, passed in a-t GLASGOW— Arrived: City of Rome, New BREMEN— Arrived: Kocnigen Lcuise, New York via SnuthaniiHon. GIBRALTAR— SaiIed: Alter. New York. SOUTHAMPTON Saikd: Barbarossa, New York. AMSTERDAM— SaiIed: Edam, New York. ANTWERP — Arrived: Westi rnland, New York. PHILADELPHIA— Arrived: Belgenland, Liv erpool. Sailed: Missouri, London. GIBRALTAR— Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm 11., N\w York. • TODAY'S EVENTS. GRAND— NeII] Stock company in ''Shenan doah." 8:18 PM. METROPOLITAN- Dark Forepaugh & Sell* Bros.' circus, University avenue and Dale street, ? and 8 PM. Base Ball— Lexington park, St. Paul vs. De troit. 3:45 P.M. Entertainment for Edmund Rice school li brary. Pacific church. 8 PM. £:. te Pharmaceutical association annual meet, _.*tate capital. " The Globe's Motto: Live News, Latest News, Reliable News — No Fake I' i.i KeiVß. The Only Newspaper in the North west 71. at F~:',,ts the Full Associated Press '. Report. .*':. Letter apparently neglected to l< ok >ut for the stick. Mr. Cervera pathetically re marks, there is no place Hke home. It must have ben a fleet of Spanish n . k n : that bd alarmed Port Monroa. Co!. H Dtington's exploit dees not ap -1 ■ rto be the thlrgto t-.-ll the marines. Etreet men have organized a m c)v.}>. The favorite dish will i>. lamb. Papers that ara continually asking, "Has Manila fallen?", should consult th: ir rrifi-ki t rtporte. Yale boys bathed- the ruts presented to the cruiser in champagne, but that Will i Ot make the powder "fizz." ' i remarkable, but true, that the c mmencement season is practically over and the war problem is still un eoived. If Spain is giving Dewey Manila with the iv a that he will take enough to Wmself, the Don is making a ike. n recalls the Frenchman who was t i cry enough when he was whipp:d, but f< rgot the word and kept shouting 1 ; lvi rah." That Fourth of July review at Camp Thcmae will doubtless be a great af faJr, but it is r.o: liksly to hurry the ; . Havana. - Us iefus?rl to vote money ; rt i:i the A>i: eric.in Society for the Advancement of Science, and Bos ton still claims to be the Hub. The New York Journal says its cir (\ ; tl n is a million and a quarter cr.pies a day. If the Journal comes as r.ear the truth on circulation as it does or war news, what is the Journal's circulation? But, Gen. Oreely, you don't care if we prir.t stories of the destruction of the Spanish armada in Queen Eliza beth's time or how Gen. Grant captur ed Forts Donelson and Henry during the Civil war, do you? Will He Stand? It is the belief of some of the Demo cratic managers who will meet the delegates in convention, in Minneapo lis, tomorrow, that John Lind will be nominated for governor. Will he stand? That is a question which they muyt be prepared U> answer to the satisfac tion of the delegates, or take the con sequ< nces. And these will not be light if the campaign is allowed to be bun gled at the very beginning. The man agement or leadership of delegates is one thing— that of a gsoat party in the state .entiiely another. The quality of leadership this year will be critically inspected, and by its results carefully measured by Democratic voters gen erally, hereafter. Air. Lind offered his services to the government for the war. Can he afford to beat a retreat before he has actually snit>lk j d powder, for the purpose of en gaging in a' campaign of politics? Js there less glory at the frout than at the rear? Is there less physical dan ger in a political campaign than in a campaign against the Spaniards, cow ardly as we are wont to consider them to be? These are questions which need not be atked necessarily tomorrow, but they may be required to be answered hereafter. Any day is likely to se,e the Minne sota troops summoned to the front, there to battle for the country they love so veil. Would the retirement of a Minnesota officer at so critical a junc ture be likely to help or hurt him as a party's nominee? Mr. Lind certainly has established no reputation in this state of being a coward, but what help would that be to him if he should re turn to the state for a day or an hour to look afHi^iis canvass? The Repub licans, it must always be borne in mind, are ingenious to the point of diabolism in placing an opponent in a false position. They are capable of distorting facts. Seldom are they gen erous in construing motives, and who believes that they would hesitate for an instant to circulate the impression that John Lind was wanting in patriot ism; that he preferred a blotfQless cam paign on the hustings to a bloody one at the front, if he should leave his pust of duty? It would be awkward for a party, and pitifully embarrassing for its man agers, to have such considerations ■weight d by the candidate after the con vention is over, and, as the result of his "profound convictions," as the politi cians phrase it, to learn thait its nomi nation for governor had been declined. If, on the other hand, it is proposed to name a candidate for governor who will not be on the ground to give the canvass his personal attention, that fact iray be accepted by never gener ous Republicans and used as such ihreughout the canvass — as an utter al>andonment of tha campaign by the D-.'moeracy at the very start. So here are two horns of a dilemma; which will the astute managers take? Either? Or will they pitch upon some Democrat as their standard bear er who will camp down upon Minne sota soil, there to labor, from the open ing of the canvass to its very close? Sheridan's ride would never have been made nor his name become famous, were battles won by absent leaders. The campaign upon which the Min nesota Democracy is about to enter is one to make leaders ponder, if they are sincerely earnest in the endeavor to dislodge their old-time enemy. The man whom they counsel delegates to make their leader must determine that he will go into the fight to win. The more ardent a Democrat he is, the greater will be the confidence which he will inspire among his followers. The rock-ribbed Democrat who dies, but never surrenders, is the man to forge the bands that will weld the party to gether. Democrats want no half hearted campaign any more than they want a handicapped leader. "Dollar Wheat" and Politics. Breadwinners will not mourn as they read the news of the collapse of the young Wheat Merchant of Chicago who entered the field last winter and, confi dent that he could win where so many had make wreck of fortune, attempted the capture of the wheat supplies of this granary of the world. As they were told by their wives of the rapid advances made in the price of flour, finding no compensating advance in their income, they failed to appreciate the laudations poured out on the Mer chant as the friend of their co-laborer who had grown the wheat. For they had sense enough to know that the Merchant did not begin his enterprise until the extent of .the crop had been well ascertained and the bulk of the product of the fields had passed out of the hands of the farmers. Breadwin ners knew that the profits went mainly I to the elevators and millers who had stocks on hand and to the men who were speculating in their staff of life. Mr. Leiter was quite positive in his | announcement that he was in no sense a speculator; he said that he was sim ply a Merchant, buying and paying for L an article whose value, his judgment ! ar.d information assured "him, was go ing to rise because of the disparity be tween the supply and the demand. But if he was not a speculator he followed their conventional methods, buying and selling and settling for millions of bushels of wheat that had no existence save on the memoranda of the deals, and there was the usual recurrence of the rise of the price towards the end of the month, with sharp declines at the close. Now it is said that the mil lions he was credited with having cleaned up from his merchandising are all gone, and Leiter joins the "Old Hutches" of the remorseless, insatiable grain pit. And wheat slumps, and by and by flour will slide down the scale, and bread will cheapen and the bread winners will feel easier. And the farm er, poor fellow, butt of speculators, politicians and demagogues, with his wheat fields rank with the crop to come, sees the visions of the harvest fading away, tobogganing witth wheat, and he turns to read again — if he reads it at all— that passage in. "Lalla THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TUESDAY JUNE 14, 189 S. E.jokh" about that gazelle with its "soft, black eye" that always kicked the bucket just as it had become Inter esting. But, if the farmer is to be commis erated, what shall we tender of conso lation to those editors of Republican papers who so cooksurely pointed to the advance in wheat as the result Of the election of their presidential can didate, the restoration of their policy, the revival of McKinieylsm in Ding leyism? How now will ihey avoid the reaction? With what plausible tale will they explain to tha farmer, be guihd of his vote, that it was Mc.Kin ley and Dingley that brought dollar wheat, but that they are not responible for its fall to sJxty or seventy cents? We are sure they arc equal to the emergency, but we have a curiosity to see how fhey will squirm cut of the knot in which their own logic entangles them. We warned them that they miarht have to meet just this condition, and that it was unsafe to tiy to fool the farmers, but they did not heed our counsel, and, on the whole, they will richly deserve all they will get. The riochanic Arts Would Help. What would this old w. rU do if it ■were not for the enthusiasm of its youth? What would life be if boys and ghls were born fifty yrars old? And how much belter a world it would te k' I men and women could count their age as Holmes did his, ar.d be 'seventy years young." When something comes along like this war, at which bo many of us older once- shrug our shoulaeia as w<? contemplat; it and see, or thir.k w> I see, behind all ihe feivor and huraan iiarianism, the baser pasaons of men; g -e the play of the politician and the eeherrdng of the jobber behind 'tfce folds of Old Glory, our boys and girls see only country and flag and glory and honor, and their pu'sos leap a:d bound with devotion to the land. Such enthusiasm is beautiful even when mis placed, and, perhaps, it is well for hu manity that so large a portion of it is always yourg. All of which is suggest: d by the Effort that the seniors and juniois of the Me chanic Arts school are going to make to help that gentler side of war, the ntovemem to mitigate its horrors and alleviate its inseparable sufferings, which the Red Cross societies of the_ country have been formed to undertake. These young people have neither go:d aor silver to give, although, we be lieve, some have given themselves, but they will appeal to those who have to give. And so they purpose giving a reproduction of 'the class play of the seniors, "The Cricket on the Hearth," end of that "Evolution of the Bock" of the juniors, in their asssmbly hall next Saturday evening. Their hall, unfortu nately, will seat but 400 of the th >u sands of our city who, we know, will want to -go and see these really excel lent performances, killing two birds with one stone by being amused and in structed and a.so helping alang a good cause. But those who come first to buy tickets will be served until .400 is reached, when the doors will c]ose on the- tardy. Given Time to Get Ready. We have landed a handful of marines in Cuba; the Spaniards resisted their taking possession; a "battle" en sued, and four of our men have been killed. But we hold possession and the flag floats over Cuban soil. This is the full measure of accomplishment of all the efforts that have been put forth in the effort to compel Spain to "forth with evacuate Cuba and Cuban wa ters." For a week or more we have had daily stories of troops embarking and descending on the coast of Cuba at various points,' but the following days have denied prior accounts, while contributing a fresh lot. Possibly Shafter's command has gone, perhaps made a safe landing. But all that has been done is on sea. There have been bombardments of some towns by the navy, and Cervera is "bottled up" in Santiago harbor. If Shafter has gone to Santiago to support the navy with a land attack, that is now being done which shpuld have been done at first. To send a fleet to lie off a town and bombard its forts without tihe support of an army is simply a waste of good powder anci shell. How useless it is is shown by the statement of the construction at the mouth of Santiago harbor of new forts and batteries, earthworks, for the most part, but all the stronger for be ing made of that material. If Shaft er's troops shall find the rear of the town defended by earthworks, he will find that the military commander there has occupied the leisure given him to good advantage. The arrival of the squadron there was notice that there would be some time a land attack, and if no line of interior fortifications had been previously constructed he would be unfit for his place if he, the Spanish commander, had not immediately be gun it. The topography of the country lends itself well to defensive works, and we apprehend that Gen. Shafter will find the land defenses of Santi ago as (hard to reduce as Sampson has found the water defenses. But, wheth er Shafter is in Tampa or afloat, or where he is going if he has gone, is all matter that the public are left to guess about, assisted 'by the versatile war correspondents. Better Keep Still. With all their old time virulence New York city Republican papers are thumping Tammany. They whack it for its attitude toward the schools, and the removal of a couple of Republican police commissioners has rolled them even more than the school policy. Meanwhile their news columns contain accounts of indictments, arrests and convictions of Brooklyn city officers, under former Republican rule, for about as shameless corruption as ever disgraced any aity, not excluding Phil adelphia. And up In the state an in vestigation, in spite of its one-sided ness and Whitewashing purpose of cre ation, is uncovering frauds in the spending of the nine million dollars on the canal, implicating Re publican state officers in coh tracts for removing "rock" that proved to be only gravel; and at an other place allowing that money was used to deepen the canal several feet more than the specifications called for, merely to furnish some factories with a larger supply of water, while the con tractors "struck" the manufacturers for $15,000 additional to what they got from the state. It would strike an unbiased outsider that, as long as all Tammany Is yet doing is cutting down expenses, a trifle more reticence would be more becoming to our Republican contem poraries. Probably they, too, are mere ly trying to divert attention. Well, the scorcher won't live very long un less he reforms, and puts Ma hulking corpu3 Into a civilized attitude and cfcuea to invite the thunderbolts of the gods and the fists of men, says the New York Sufi. If you mean, should he be permitted to live? certainly yi?3. Not that he La fit to breathe the .>ital air. Not that his hulking corpus doesn't blot the daylight and invite^d.estruction. He should be permitted to live simply with a view to prolonging his punishment. The longer he lives unrepentant, the Tuore like a baboon full of humps he will look and the mora cramps and aches jyill consume him. And, mark you, scorchers" disappear mysteriously; arc punctured suddertly;-' vanish into thin air. You never hear of an pld scorcher. Th,-y drop to pieces, beyond repair, and then, v ghosts, they are compelled to haunt the bou levard and be run «ver, by everything that comes along. The movement to put a drawback of lax on alcchol ussd in manufactures for ex port came too lato to get it imto the wir revenue bill. This is to be regrcttid, be cause one strong noint in its favor wh that it would be in tht- nature of an offset to the war tux put upon many aitj'les which the drawback wouid benefit. Anil this point was emphasized by the fact that the drawback provision would not detract fjom the reveuue. At present £.11, cr virtu ally nil. the alcohol used In exported Amer ican goods, is first, imported under a stiff ditty of $4.23 a galicn, and this duly is re bated when the Rr.ods are exported, wh'nh leaves the fcovpinip.ent no revcuu?. If th s imported anil re-pxiieirted aicohcl c:ull Le supplanted by AiUciicnn alcohol, on wh:ch the internal tax is $2. 07 a gslloa, and ti:a'. lax couid be rebated, there would b? no dif ference in the revenue, since- th:re would bo no revenue in either easel But the ctlff»r ence would be that American alcohol wculd bo used instead of foreign, and the a3viti tages to manufacturers would be sufficient to enable them to compete with foreign manu facturers in the foreign markets. This would be due to two facts: (1) That the domps.de alcr.hol, within the tax rebated, would be considerably cheaper to the exporter than the fore'gn ale -iiil would be, and of better quality; ar.d (2) that the using of it would require less capital, and would be attended with less c-xpenss and inconvenience. Senator Ailiscn, cf the finance committee who thorouglUy believes in the justice of the drawback, suggests that the provision may be put into House Bill No. 10,253. which is now before the senate, Us title beir.g "A bill to amend the internal levenue laws relat ing to distilled spirits, ar.d for other pur poses." This ought to be dene without fail, and the bill should be passed at once. If anything can be done which will relieve the burdens of war taxation without rcdu:ing revenue, and will help increase our exports, anci give a larger Market for cur cereals it ought to be done. And if this congress wi 1 not do it, a different congress will stand a chance to be elected next fall. j^jtojte^'s Realm, \ WCMEN Will PREACH. Denver Pulpits to Bo Occupied by FederaifonWoiiien. Next Sunday twelve of the Denver pulpits will be occupied by prominent Federation women, as was anno.uncsd in The G1 o b eof several weeks ago. Those already appointed by Mrs. Henrotin and her aids are: ;The Rev. Caroline Bart lett Crane, pastor of the People's church Kalamazoo, Mich.; the Rev. Celia Parker Wcolley, pastor of the Independent Liberal church, Chicago; Mrs. Henry Solomon, of Chicago, president of the National Council of Jewish Women; the Rev. ' Anna Shaw, the noted temperance and equal suffrage lecturer; the Rev. Florence Kollock Crooker, Univer«al ist, and Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson, of Phila delphia one of the noted Egyptologists of the day. ;.Mrs. Wooley will preach in the Unitarian church, cf Denver. Mrs. Solomon will steak on "The Hallowing of the Home," probably before the congregation . of, the Temple Em manuel. Mrs. Stevenson will speak on "Prim itive Religions." The Rev. Anna Shaw will occupy the pulpit of Trinity, the largest Methodist church in: Denver, ana one o f t j, e largest in the world. Then there will be *n afternoon meeting at the Broadway theater for children, at which Jane Addams, of Hull House, and some oth ers of the finest speakers of the Federation will talk to the children. At 5 o'clock there wi'i be a vesper service with addresses on "The Study of the Bible in Woman's Clubs." The great Sunday night meeting will be held in the the-ater, at which Jane Addams and other speakers will strike the keynote of tfio biennial, in their address on "The Spiritual Significance of Organization." HER OPPORTUNITY. If the women's club ever neede to Justify Itself it is going to have its opportunity in the present war, says the Inter Ocean. In tracing the evolution of the Women's club most critics have attributed its beginning • in the last twenty-five years to the capacity for organization which women manifested during the Civil war. So wide and strong U the network of clubs now spread over the country that the old associations called Into beinghy the present crisis will have few of the difficußi<se-to contend with that met the sanitary commission. During the civil war there were upward of 7.000 aid societies tributary to the san itary commission, and the utmost that they did was not superfluous. On the very day of President Lincoln's first call for troops the women of Bridgeport organized with the rather vague intention of affording relief to the soldiers. But the sanitary commission and the Red Cross have made it easy for those who fol low in their steps. The woman who is ready to work now for the soldier may be sure that all she does will be effective. NEED NOT APPLY. Every employe about the Metropolitan Art museum, from manager to floor scrubber, is a man. Not a woman invades the place save as a visitor. The blue uniformed men who decorate the galleries, and are by some people consid ered to be annexed to the other works of art, are useful as well as ornamental, and their duties are not as tirelews as they may seem. They arrive at 7 In the morning and until nearly 10, when the museum opens, they are cleaning, putting things to right They are also on duty until 6 and two nights a week until 10 o'clock. WAR ECHOES. Mrs. Keeling, of Whitestone, Lang Is'and, has the baby dresses of Ensign Worth Bag ley, who was killed recently at Cardenas. She was his nurse when he was a baby, and ■watched over his childhood. The women who were offended when the surgeon generals of the army and navy said no feminine nurses would be accepted during the war are now rejoicing over the fact that trained women nurses atre in great demand, not only In the Reel Cross, but in every pa triotic association, . and. that the government has graciously recognize^ the work of Amer ican women for their native land. 1 Mrs. Frances H.; M. Bather, of Dover, N. H., some time ago 1 filed" her application as a war nurse, and has been accepted. While an Englishwoman, she is full of love for her adopted country ajjd twe years ago offered her services to theftCuba^ junta. Miss Bath er received her educational training in Bel gium and France, dud studied for the profes sion of a nurse ale St. -Vincent's hospital in Dublin. Four years ago she went to the Island of Jamaica*,! where she remained sev eral months and gained j valuable experience in caring for yellow fever cases. Here are eight Spanish proverbs and it Is difficult to tell whether they reflect more seriously on Span^h men or Spanish women: Choose neither a wife nor linen by candle light. >> Women and weather are not to be trusted. No season Is as brief as a woman's love. A woman may be loyal to love, but never to lovers. Woman Is a curious creature with/ong hair an<* short ideas. ( A girl's hair draws more than a ship's caWe. Woman is a guitar the sweetness of whose tones depends upon the playw. He who has a handsome wife or a castle en the frontier Is never wit'.iout tear. It gives American women a "creepy tecl ii!g" to read that the Spanish are employing Ecmo unpatriotic Cuban women as spies. Especially does it make one's heart sink to think of the possibility of the infamous Nina Diaz being in this country In di--gul?e. But there is no ill without some g^d. The fact that governments employ women as spies proves beyond a doubt that for a time at least women can keep a secret. In Memor:al hall, cf Harvard co"!fj;?, h2n?s ■ the national colors, bequeathed to the uni j vcrsity by Dcrothy ])ix, who was superin | Undent of nurses during the Civil war. The ■ "stand of arms at the United Stata colors" I war presented to her by the government in | recognition of her faithful services. WAYSIDE GLEANINGS. Tho recent exhibition of Jipamoo train rel p'arftß and flowers was a revelation to New j Yorkers of what can be done? in forcing i vegetable growth along definite lines and j surfaer-s. One llttls> larch, by thirty year.! j of assiduous culture, was mad,? 10 take the j fcrm of a minia:ure oak, while anoth:r tr;e ! was grown into a tall stork loaning ovar us lif to pick up a frog. The spjeimers shown j at the exhibition were nearly all graceful cr i picturesque, and none of them was g;o- I tesque or fantastic. A favorite form In wh!ch thnse train Plants is that of a cat wiih aichea back and | tail, with tho hair standing on end. The I cultivators go so far as t> reproduce the j open mouth and tho projecting whiskers. A | florist who h.id been converud to ChrißUan ! icy had in the suburbs of Shanghai a g;oap j of thirteen little tros which he had traiaed and trimmed to represent the Laid aud the twelve disciples. Co:i3.dering the c.rcu'ii stances. the altercpt was very successful the general outline of the features, the hair and. the beards being brought ojft with consider able truthfulness. The Queen of Italy is a cr. Hector of o'.d boots and shoes worn by celebrities, has the shoes of Marie Antoinette, of Mary Stuart, the Empress Jcstphlne, Quewi Anne and the Empress Catherine, of Russia. Cir men Sylva and Lady E;myntruc!e Maiot. vife of the British ambassador at Berlin aie afflicted with the same strange fad. The many-hued shawl of Chantilly lace or dered by the French government as a pres ent 'to the czarina in memory of her visit to France was designed by Mr. Aub.rt, who is a paiuter, and woven by Norman workmen of the Caux district. The shawl is three meters in length, ar.d is worked out in gar lands of narcissi, crowns of pink and yellow roses and lilies, with >the imperial mono gram in gold at the four corners. The dowager Princess Strozzi is again in the public eye. She desires that all shops and stores in Florence be closed on Sundays. The princess has excited comment before. To gratify her extravagant tastss she disposed of the large collection of pictures which for centuries had been the heirloom of the Strozzi family. There were Correggios, An drea del Sartos, Raphaels and others', the most of which are scattered through the gal leries and private collections of Europe. Grad ually the family went down, headed by such a woman, until the eldest son suceeedsd in marrying a rich Polish heiress, and now tho beautiful palace in the center of Florence is being repaired fcr the first time in 300 years. "Brada," the author, who has just produced "The Shadow," a boojc of remarkable success in Paris, is much admired in Italy, both for the brilliancy of her work and her fascinating personality. She is really the Countess Puli ger, by birth half English and half French and married to an Italian. For this reason, if for no other, she has a claim on all three nationalities. Her salons are the most bril liant in Florence, -when she can be persuaded to r£ceive. but on account cf her young daugh ter, whom she adores, and who has an almost morbid dislike for society and social inter course, she frequently buries herself from all her friends, and for months lives quietly in her villa, writing and studying, before any of her friends know she is 1 in Florence. The Countess Puliger speaks five languages flu ently, and Is a dear friend of the beautiful i "Carmen Sylva," the queen of Roumania. HUMOUS OF THE BAB. From Law Notes. An Irishman swearing the peaca against his three sons thus concluded his affidavit: "And this deponent further saith that the only one of his children who showed him any real filial affection was his younge3t sen, Larry, for he never struck him when hs was down." Judge Coffee, of San Francisco, objects most strongly to verbosity in tho court room. The other dny he stopped very neatly an overflow of words which was emanating ftum a certain legal light cf that city. The learn ed gentleman, who was expounding a per fectly plain case at wearisome length, EUd denly asked, with great rhetodcal force, but with no idea of concluding his argument: "Need I say more?" "No, brother," quickly responded the judge, who had been impatiently waiting an open ing, "you need say nothing more." Before the lawyer coudd gather himself to gether and continue his argument Judge Cof fee had decided against him and called the next case on the docket. This story is told of a judge who was for some years on the district bench of North Da kota, Eays an exchange. On one occasion an attorney appeared before him with a written request that a writ of duces tecum, lingui dus licit, issue; and the judge, after adjust ing his glasses and giving the paper a very careful reading, handed it to the clerk with instructions that the writ issue, whereupon the clerk informed the court he was not nn attorney, and did not understand the nature of the writ; so the court again took the pa per, bowed his head and apparently went off into the far land of study, and after soma moments had elapsed arose and addressed the clerk as follows: "Mr. Clerk, you will issue a writ that wiU play the deuce generally, and take 'em in goin' an' comin', sick or weli." CIVIL WAR "YU.H YUM." The Favorite Diet of the Boys Back in 1863. To The St. Paul Globe: The complaints about the soldiers' food which come from the camps in the South re mind me of an incident of the Civil war. After the war ended I was appointed clerk of the military committee in the house of repre sentatives at Washington. On looking over the papers In the committee room I found a big petition, signed by a large number of prominent men. including some of the most eminent clergymen in New England and New York, praying congress to legislate to com pel the war department to add butter to the regular ration of the soldiers. Of course this was sentimental nonsense, for it was plain that such butter as the government would buy and transport to the South would become rancid by the time it reached the camps, for there were no refrigerator cars at that time; but the butter question was seriously consid ered at public meetings in the Noitli and the hardship of the men in being deprived of an article which they had used at every meal of their lives since they were babies, was gravely urged in the petition. Hard bread and salt pork must always bo the staple diet of men engaged in a campaign for the reason that they are the most portable and con densed articles of food that can be supplied and the least liab'e to be spoiled by hot weayier. We a.ways managed to have a sur plus of coffee to trade with the natives for vegetables, fruit and chickens and a capable commissary sergeant couid manage to do a« good deal towards varying our bill of fare. On the march, when each was his own cook the favorite dish of the boys was hard tack, broken into small pieces and cooked in a tin cup with water and a bit of salt pork to flavor the mess. In my regiment this went by the name of "yum-yum, and with a cup of strong black coffee it made an appetizing meal. The sutler furnished cheese, charging five cents for a piece about as big as two fingers, and the blackberry bushes in Vir ginia gave us an excellent dessert. I have known a whole regiment to be cured of dys entery, which is the scourge of all armies in the field, by camping for a few days in a region where blackberries abounded. — E. V. Smalley. Chicago, June 11. Brewer Pleaded Guilty. Henry Brewer, the young man who was ac cused of having seduced the fourteen-year-old sister of his wife, yesterday went into Judge Bunn's court and pleaded guilty to the charge He was seat to the St. Cloud reformatory. LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET AKRAKGE TO ATTEND STATE CONVENTION TOMOREOW Ritiuxey County Delegate* and Mem. l>ern of the United Democracy Talk Over the QneHtlon of Or- Knnizntloii Vat aiifie* In the Ilelegrntlon tin !-'« Filled Slnrt From the Ryun lv Special Curs. At a joint meeting of the united De mocracy and the delegation from Ram sey county to the state convention the delegation was organized by the elec tion of John L. Townley as chairman, I a.nd final arrangements completed fcr | going to the convention tomorrow. The J meeting was held at Casino hall, and, ;by a coincidence, which Chairman | Townley had by no means provided for, there was an adjourned meeting | cf the reorganized Democracy at the I same time and piace. The chairman j of the convention had called a meeting j of delegates and others, and the others were there in force, in consequence of their adjournment two weeks ago. Tho result was that the Democrats, as a body, were taken into the deliberations of the delegation and provision made that those Democrats of prominence who had not been placed upon the ticket nominated at the convention will jbe given place. Ho anxious were ail of I thoae present to have all the so-called ! factions quite satisfied tlmt a number of the delegates present offered to re sign for the purpose of promoting com plete harmony. W. H. McDona'd, the chairman cf the previous meeting-, called the meeting to order. There were aDout sixty mem bers of the delegation present, and as ! | many more of those Democrats who I had been present at the first --reorgani zation meeting. Secretary Hull com j pleted the organization. Ed Dahl was appointed an assistant to the secretary for the purpose of poll ing the delegation, and when it was found that all of the members were not ; present, it was decided to let all of the Democrats present take part in the oi' gra.nization of the delegation. James G. Donnelly wanted T. R. Kane named as chairman of the de!e- I gation. Mr. Kane protested. He said that he appreciated the honor that it was proposed to confer upon him, but he could not see that it would be in the line of his duty to accept. ."It might be truthfully said that I | was connected with one of the distinct ! branches of the Democracy in the late | election," said Mr. Kane, "and I don't think it is right that anybody promi nently identified with any faction should take the place of a chairman. I If there is to be real harmony in the i party men who have not been fighting : each other should be put^.t the head of party movements. We are going to Minneapolis to elect a ticket that will win, and if Ramsey county is to benefit then we must drop all refererfce to the recent past and get together. I beg that you will name somebody else, soms young Democrat who will appreciate the honor, and not leave room for any question as to his feeling for the whole party." Mr. Kane insisted on withdrawing in spite of the protests that were made, and John L. Townley was nominated and unanimously elected. J. B. Covinston wanted to know how deleEaUicns might he filled if it were found that some of the members couli net go to 'Minneapolis. He moved that vacancies be filled by the delegation. William Johnson protested and in sisted that the traditions of the party provided for the members of the dele gation present casting tho vote of the entire delegation. Joseph Ehimanntraut moved to i amend Mr. Covington's motion by pro posing that each ward delegation fill its own vacancies, and the amendment was adopCed. T. J. McDermolt. cf the committee on arrangements of the delegation, report ed that he had made provision for a band of music, badges and cars to take the delegates to Minneapolis, and it was later decided thait the delegates would meet at the Ryan hotel before 10 o'clock tomorrow mcrning and leave for Minneapolis promptly at 10. J. C. Michael suggested that while provision had be«n made for th^ fill ing of vacancies on ward delegations, r.o provision had been made for the delegation at large. He thought the right to fill the vacancies should be delegated to the members at large. George Armstrong protected. He said th&it he wanted to see R. W. Bell and P. D. Scaaineli on the delegation, and if the present members filled the vacan cies those gentlemen would not be ap pointed. Ir.stantly a number of gentlemen got up and declared their entire willingness to resign and g.ve place to Messrs. Bell and Scannell and any of their friends. Mr, Kane and H. A. Loughran were iivsisitert, but the matter was finally arranged by Mr. "Michael proposing that the members at large be instruct ed to give Messrs. Bell and Scannell preference in filling vacancies. Mr. Townley said that he thought It very likely that there would be vacan cies, but he hoped that there would be not l&sja than 100 of the delegates ready to go to Minneapolis. In ar^," event, he wanted some arrangement made for a full delegation. He could not agree with Mr. Johnson, and would protest against casting the vote of any Demo crat who was not present. The members at large were instruct ed to meet aft the Ryan hotel at 9:30 and fill vacancies then. PROVISIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS. They 'Will Be Furnished for Troops i>y a I/:wnl Finn. A meeting was held at the mayor's office yesterday to form an organization to be know m as the soldiers' reception committee. In addition to Mayor Kie fer there were present at the meeting I Gen. Bishop, J. J. McCardy, Col. F. A. | Donahower, Maj. Espy, A. S. Tall madge and others. The object of the organization, as explained in detail by The Globe when the subject was first suggested by Maj. Espy, is to see that any sol diers, sick or well, receive proper care in arriving in or leaving St. Paul, or while stopping over in passing through the city. It was decided to furnish the re cruits for the Thirteenth regiment, who leave St. Paul for San Francisco Wednesday, with some provisions, and Secretary Tallmadge was instructed to at once call for bids for fifty boxes, each containing eight lemons, sixteen lumps of sugar, two large loaves of rye bread, eight hard-boiled, eggs, two pounds of boiled boneless ham, one pound of cream cheese, two pounds of bologna and a half a pound of but ter. Yerxa Bros.' figures were the most satisfactory, and they will prepare the boxes and deliver them on the train when the men are ready to start. One box will be provided for every two men going from St. Paul. OUTING FOR POOR CHILDREN. River Falls Women Make a Geuer inis I'ropoKUioii. Two women of River Falls, Wis., have I offered to care for thirty St. Paul children, giving them an outing In the country near that town for two weeks this summer. Their offer was made through the W. C. T. U., of this city, and will be accepted a3 soon as the chilclren can be selected from the many who need the treat. At the meeting of the Central W. C. T. U. held yesterday in the Commons, Mrs. Stella B. Irvine was present, and suggested plans for making the coming convention a finan cial succesa, ur, rather, towards preventing its bringing debt to the unions. wir^M™ women Present at the meeting Mnrri^n 3 ,7 raour - Mr s. Johnson. Mrs. A. if Reed I w r£ ,H Russe ". Mr«. Root. Mrs. l^eea, Mrs. Holder and others. mechanic~Tkts~lllumni. Following; the Bleetloa the Mem l»er« Enjcy „ Reception. The aanual meeting and reception of the alumni association of the Mechanic Arts high £i°° n , r s M hel X :ait evenin « - A -«nS •>; the Mechanic Art 3 school. The e!ec. t.on of officers took place P ren r <] ing the hh p and resisted as follows: l^idcnt-John McKnlrtrt, '97 gecretapy— Lrftian OehiTr ?w ford J. To^ff>vin ".s V f, Jy Johrs "• <~lif- AHLBOEff'S HEAD WAS CUT. My-ter10,.,, As,unlt c, « VV Mt side Mattress *I«i ie r YeMerday. lets T auit ' near his £lts£ before 2 o clock yesterday morning. H e re ci ed a blow la the head f rom some, w, wS sh in one place scra P ed by th" THIS KAY_PUZZLE GOSS. Can the thief Aeeonnt Satisfactorily for Jimmy Suei-in's HrwpeT It is reported that Mayor Kiefer is taking an interest in the conduct of affairs at tho centra] police station, and that in that con- I nection he has demanded a full statement from Chief of Police Go s o f tne cl cmstanc 8 attending the escape of James Sherin the suspected safe robber, from the lock ud a week ago last Sunday night. P a While this was before the bpginninc of th» pre.ent mayor's term, he see.™ to Ihfnk thai the escape shows a culpability on the part "nV^nYo oi the officers which will ben look (hpTv.^ 110 !!? 1 "^ 685 i° know Intimate that the escape will be made a pretext for the de capitation of Chief Go M unless he in show beyond peradver-ture that his skirts arc un contaminated by association with the friends'* of bhenn in the slightest degree. BnlldliiK Permits. sul^vest'rTayf bU " dlng Perm ' tS Were ls " J. W. Nordstrom, story and a half frame dwelling, Cook street, near Payne avenue $1 000 Frank Beckman. story and a half frame ' dwelling. Cook street, near Payne ay.. 1 COO Crawford Livingston, two and a half story brick dwelling. Summit avenue, between Virginia and Farrington ave nues 14 000 Chapman & Drake Co.. repairs to frame factory, Eagle street, between Seventh and Exchange streets 3,000 Total, four permits $13,00tl Board of Public Workx, The board of public works decided yester day to send to the council a favorable report for paving with asphalt Summit avenue, train St. Peter to Rice street The cost per front foot to the property owners for the paving will be about $5. The assessment for Midway parkway was completed, and the clerk directed to give th» confirmation notice. The board will report adversely on :he or der for the rograding and macadamizing of Olive srtrert. between Olmsted and Williams. Th t owners of the property v/ere of the op d ion that 'he work could be done without an assessment, and finding that this was not cor rect, decided the street was all right. Peyton Wn« Falsely Aeouwed. Judge Willis is hearing the case of Charles Peyton against J. Liechscheidl. Mr. Peyton i= suing for $">.<'ou for defamation of character and false imprisonment. The case has bt en tri d to some (xicnt in the courts I.e. fore. In January, 189.;, Mr. Peyton was ar restfd and jailed on the charge of stealing a number of rabbits from the defendant yi thfa case. He demonstrated his innocence artd now seeks compensatory damages. G. F. CLIFFORD DEAD. Well-Known Redden* of West St. Pitcl Hies of Cancer. George F. Clifford, of East Winifred s:re%, died yesterday morning at his home, at th s age or seventy years. Mr. Cliffard wa, for many years a resident of St. Paul, and wa3 a victim of a cancer. Mr. Clifford was particularly well known en the West side, whore he conduced i\ grocery store up to a frw wee's ago, wh n Ihe business was told. He leaves a wif;: an.l several children. He was a native o: Vi r mor.t, and came to St. Paul to iive fourteen years ago. 'fhe deceased was a member of Shekinah Lodge Xo.ITJ.A. F. & A. .M..p:id Carmel ..-ap ter, O. K. S.. members of both of which will attend the funeral, which will tako pl.i.-e to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from W-; min ster Presbyterian church. Prominent Canadian HOeml. MONTREAL. June ■?..— Sir Ad :lphc Chap- * leau, formerly lieutenant governor cf Ou? --bec and secretary of state for the Dominioa, died here today. Special to The St. Paul Globe. STILLAVATEH. Minn.. .June 13.— William M. Smith, a well-known resident of this eitv. died yesterday at his home on Pine stre.-t of a heart trouble, with which he had been ail ing for some time. D,--(vased was >'.S years of age. He came to Stillwater in 1848, and has resided here almost continuously. He 1s sur vived by a widow and seven grown children. Our Amntenr Stuff OfHoers. Poultney Bigelow, in Harper's Weekly. The great need at present, to prevent need less suffering amongst our men, i 3 a proper organization of the commissary depurtiient and staff generally. The army is lumbered up with civilian staff officers whose duty it is to see that our men are properly located 2ni taken care of. The colonels and captains of the Individual regiments are pewerleaa in this matter; they can but obey the order* of their superiors on the staff. In Eu:o;ean aimie3 staff officers are selected from the most highly educatfd of the army. They have to pass special examinatu ns in or der to test their fitness for a variety of special duties of the most important kind; and of all important duties, tho German officer re gards the care of the men's heolt'i as tho most important. When a German regiment marches to war, the staff officer goes ahead to I;<y out a proper camplo . ground, to pro vide wood and water, and in other respects to make the regiment nbcut to arrive as com forttble as possible. When the weary men ar rive they have but to ccok their supper and curl up to sleep. The United States troops who arrive in Tampa ara dumped out ac a railwa- siding like so many emigrants. No staff officer pre pares anything in advance for them. Regi ments go off in any direction that suitl them, looking for the nearest i:lace where they may cook their pork and beans. I am no pessimist, I have b en camping w.th iegulurs, living their life, eating theii food, anu iiufrhg 1 tb'fir courage and discipline under fire. In all the armie§ of Europe there arc no better soldiers, man for man. than thase of the United States infantry, and nowhere have I known officers who commanded more cheerfully tho respect and obedience of their men. On the otlrer hand, in no army of Europe, not even In Spain, have I seen troops so badly treated through the incompetence of staff offi cers, who today are strutting about in new uniforms, when they ought to be whistled out of camp as frauds.