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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.

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