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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1898.
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Second-Class Matter.
..:: communications nml make aU !
Remittances payable to
THK GLOBE CO., St. i\:u!, .Minnesota.
Abo: iil< ua communications not noticed. Re- j
. :ni manuscripts will not be returned un- I
lesi accompanied by postage. I
BRANCH OFFICES:
X.mt York 10 Spruce St. i
Wnnhlairtoii Corcoran Build lag
t !..> ■gro...Room COS, .No. S7 Washington St. '
THURSDAY'S WEATHER.
Pair; Warmer.
r- the United States Weather Bureau.
MINN! ■' TA Fair in western portlo-is; occa- |
In east) m portion; warmer; j
[ PA— Generally fair; warmer in
m port) ms; southerly winds.
BOITTH DAKOTA— Generally fair; warmer in j
:. | irtlons; southerly winds.
V NSIN O( saslona] showers; warmer;
!\y wind--.
I ilr in western portions; occasional i
■ In i ;istern portious; warmer:
rly winds.
ERDAVS TEMPERATURES.
The Northwest.
f!\ p.iul 64Battleford 72 !;
ob Prince Albert 02
n HCalgary GS
76 Medicine Hat G2 !
ton T l '. Swift Current .. . . 6S \
giQa'Appelle 76:
7'iMinnedosa 56 '
hi-auiton 7l\V:r.nipeg st> i
B ■■> M-64|New Orleans .. .76-88 j
D 62-70 New York 68-76
;o :,?->',2 Pittsburg 72-70
Cincinnati 76-su|
YESTERDAY'S MEANS.
Barometer 30.21,:
Relative humidity 36 (
Mean temperature 5< i
Win 1 at 3 p. in Southeast j ;
Weather Partly Cloudy'
Maximum temperature 61
Minimum temperature ".1
Dally r.m^ ■ l.» I ;
Amount of precipitation (rain) In last
twenty-four hours 0| !
RIVER AT 8 A. M.
Danger Gauge Change in I :
St.it! >n. Line. Reading. 24 hours.
Pt. !'ai:l 11 9.0 —0.4
1.. i Cros-e 10 9.9 -0.1
Davenport 15 5.2 »0.2
St. Louis 30 23.0 *0.2
—Fall. 'Kipe.
Note -Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation.
The river will continue falling from S*..
Paul to K<d Vms during the next thirty- j
six hours. — P. F. Lyons. Observer.
ATLANTIC LINEKS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Ems, from Naples;
Catania, from Hamburg; Friediinh tier
ise, !'r< in Bremen and Southampton.
Sailer, Liverpool; Nordland. Ant
werp: America, London.
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived: Servia, New York
(or Liverpool. Sailed: Catalonia, Boston. I
FOTTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Trave. New York, j
LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Nomadica, New York, i
TODAY'S EVENTS.
GRAND— "Shenasdoah." 8 PM.
S ate Pharmacists 1 convention, capitol.
Minnesota Sti'>' Medical society, capitol.
St Thomas fi-ld day. 2:30 PM.
Base ball, Lexington park; St. Paul vs.
Cohxmbus.
HP* '
pS'TI.e Globe's Motto: Live News,
Latest News, Reliable News — No Fake
Vt'urNews.
" T '"The Only Newspaper in the North
west That Print 3 the Full Associated
Press News Report.
Uncle Sam — Now, everybody have a
Lond \\ ilh me.
Wheat is also going: to the front with
a wariikr r-ush.
In chf.-s parlance Mr. Leiter is not a
king, hut a pawn.
!-.n:. . t T. Hooley seems to have "pro
moted" everything except his own for
tui:e.
It seems that Cervera has taken his
tas-e, but has been unable to steal an- I
other one.
The baw*s of Chicago were reason
ably got dto Mr. Leiter. They loaned
him $.7,000,000.
It is still an open quest'on whether
the Republicans or the grasshoppers
will carry North Dakota.
In the bond bidding the hog will be
Served last Those wro bid for small
Quantities ■will be help;d first.
Get your bouquets ready. Hero Hob-
Bon is to be liberated in exchange for
a Spanish prisoner in a day or two.
A London dispatch says a desperado
fired at a policeman, but did not hit
anything. Did he hit the policeman?
Among those who have not gone to
war are Andrew R. Kiefer, Joel P.
Heatwole and George Fred Williams.
As Philip Armour now has 7,000,000
bushols of wheat, he might hand
around a few dozen loaves of bread to
the poor.
If Chief Bloviator Weyler will come
ever to Cadiz perhaps Uncle Sam will
send over a fleet to shell him with
stale eggs.
> The Thirteenth regiment isn't so un
lucky after all. One of its members
*M sandbag-ged, but the bluecoat
didn't have a cent.
• A fully-armed squad of policemen
will be at Lexington park this after
r.r.on to prevent young Mr." Jones, of
Columbus, from devouring the um
pire.
D. . r,'.:i;r-r B. GatesfoT Washington,
Jias Invented an instrument by which
©r.« '.n;i b* measured for an "Insplra
. lk>.s." Those .who don't have inspira
tUtut *<> aot n«ed to em measured.
Of course, the Instrument can have but
a limited use.-
Th 2 Candidates.
No apology was offered by the Dem
ocrats yesterday in the nomination of
Quartermaster John Lind for gov
ernor. Clough, who sent him to tlia
front, may be filled with grim surprise,
and Van Sant may have been shock
ed, but the Democrats who met in Min
neapolis were unanimous In their ap
proval of his selection. There were
many delegates who would have pre
ferred to name him outright rather
than to have received him as an of
fering from the Silver Republicans.
Managerial policy intervened, how
ever, in the belief that a union of all
nnti-Republicans upon him would
make4baore unsubstantial the ghost of
poesl ile disaster in November. Demo
crats who voted for him two years ago
will find no logical reason for refusing
to vote for him now. Other Demo
crats, who may support him out of re
spect for the spirit of harmony, will
feel thankful that it was not the Pops
who handed him out to them on the
platter.
Mr. Lind is of .Swedish extraction,
and is supposedly strong with the
p;urdy sons of that nationality in the
Northwest His imblbation of Democ
racy his b?<>n som what roundabout in
its process, and possibly may not yet
be wholly completed. He represented
the Repub'han party in congress, and
finally denied it full fellowship, al
though his friends still insist that his
Winona declaration must be accepted
:, s purely Pickwickian.
His critics affe:t to believe that if he
ever was a Democrat he was the only
one of his nafor.alUy in the state of
Minnesota. However, he is now ac
cepted as the Democratic nominee, hav
ing come to the party as a silver Re
publican, who promises to make no
i-ainpaipn speeches for silver or any
ether issue, so long as his duties re
quire his presence at the front. As
such he proved acceptable to National
Conimktoeman O'Brien, and so will be
accepted by the party generally.
Upon the other offices on the state
ticket the Democrats fused with the
Populists— the silver Republicans being
satisfied with the governorship— the
Democrats receiving the secretary of
state, treasurer and three judges. The
high priest of Populism, the Shakes
pearean Donnelly, was worsted by a
rival, and his farmer followers, much
against Donnelly's wishes, were led
into the fusion camp.
We never yet heard of a fusion that
won a victo:y for the Democratic par
ty, but this is the year selected by
Democracy's managers to prove that
every political rule has its ex?eption,
and we calmly await the demonstra
tion.
The Platform.
There can be no doubt, after reading
the platform, about the loyalty of the
Minnesota Democracy to the Union.
They indorse unequivocally, as did the j
party in congress, the attitude of the |
government upon the Spanish-Cuban
question. They_ are pledged to the sup
port of the war until such time as an
honorable peace will bring it *o an end.
They are urgent, moreover, for an ag
gressive campaign that will secure its
early termination, and correspondingly
lessen the sacrifice of men and the |
drain upon the nation's resources. |
This view will be shared by thousands
of homes, by the business interests and
by the public generally. They go far
ther and record their concern for the
future of the boys when they have re- j
turned from the front. This was a I
delicate point with Democratic con
ventions, generally, during the Rebel
lion period, and the war declarations
of yesterday mark the distinct advance
made by the party during the closing
years of the century.
The attitude of the party, so far as
the convention reflected it, is, as ever,
hostile to monopolies and trusts, and
whatever may be regarded as oppres
sive to the common people. What was
accepted as good party doctrine in 1832
is repeated with emphasis six years
later. Good may come out of Naza
reth more readily than out of the Re
publican party, and the platform mak
ers noted the fact in glowing colors.
The campaign will be made on state
iFSues, the fact being recognized that
there are enough of thsse to busy the
common enemy on any battlefield. Sil
ver as an issue in a state canvass is
properly relegated to the rear. Na
tional issues have their seasons, and
siiver, like the century plant, has
bloomed — and faded away.
The Chicago p'.atform was reaffirmed,
as was expected. Political ethics re
quire a party's national platform to
stand until its issues have disappeared
or been abandoned for others mere po
tential, and when this happens state
conventions wait not on the order of
following the national fathering-s. Mr.
Bryan got the same recognition as ia J
ever accorded defeated presidential
candidates of either party. Seymour,
Tilden, Hancock, Cleveland, all re
ceived bouquets, and there was no good
reason why Bryan should have been
neglected.
In its entirety the platform is tem
perate and toned to suit the prevail
ing ideas of party harmony. A Pop or
a patriot may stanO on it without dam
age to his dignity. Political plat
forms, like newspapers, cannot b? made
to suit everybody, and National Com
niitteeman O'Brien and his fellow-man
agers constructed what seemed to them
to be the best under troublesome cir
cumstances.
Two Things to Be Pondered.
We are going to take the Philippines
becaus-e we can, and we are go4ng to
keep them, if we can. The policy pre
sents two ciues-tions that our people
cannot too seriously and thoughtfully
consider. What are the conditions
there? What is our equipment for !
meeting them successfully? We know
that the archipelago, with its thousand?
of islands, is inhabited by a people to
whose customs, habits, laws, languages,
traditions, religions, we are utter
strangers. We know that they belong
to the unprogressive rac;s of the world.
They are incapable of self-government,
for they have nevsr demonstrated it.
Seven million people who submit for
centuries to the domination of a few
Spanish soldiery demonstrate their un
fitness for ge'f-rule. We know further
that their moral sense is as deficient as
is tht'i 4 ? senss cf indiviclualir-m. If wo
take control, we must provide govern
ment. Clearly that cannot be the same
as our own; it must be something en
tiie'y different; something of which we
have had no experience except in a
limited way with our tribes of Indians.
These are the conditions. What is
there Is our hundred years of self-gov-N
erning that indicates our capability to
deal bucc ssfu' y w th th s m st ciffl u!t
r.roblc-m? Nothing except cur attempt
to manage th? Indiana and our effort
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY JUNE 16, 1898.
to keep down the Southern whites and
raise the Southern negro. Has our
treatment of the Indian proved our
capacity for dialing with inferior rice^?
Can we look back on the history of
corrupt Indian agents, of treaties made
and broken, of the scandals that ger
minated as spontaneously as miasma
from a swamp, and get assurance that
we will do better in th<?se islands? Will
v a idealize the Malays of the Philip
pines as we did the American Indian
and the Southr-rn m-gro? Or will we
take from our experience with the In
dians and apply there the lesson that
it was not until the army officer replac
ed the Civilian that scandals ceased and
i-utbreaks stopped? Disturbing as is
that fact to our self-complacency, it is
a fact and one to which we should give
heed if we are to take over the task of
governing the millions of savages and
Bemi-aavagea who inhabit those thou
sands of islands.
The secret of cur fa ! luros and success
in Indian management lay Simply and
solely in the different characteristics
of the men to whom, under tach pjlicy,
their management was deputed. Our
civilian agents were, w.th hardly an
exception, di.- honest men, who regarded
the Indian as legitimate plunder. The
army officers who succeeded them
v. ere men trained in the school of
honor. They were honest, and among
all peopKs with defective moral s^nse
the honest man commands respect. The
very difference attests his superiority
and his right to guide and rule. This
is the secret of the success of England
in managing the various peoples whom
she has subdued and added to her do
minion. It is significant that Indian
outbreaks stopped at our Northern bor
der. English adminstrators, whethei
military cr civil, in their relations with
native tribes, have been inflexibly hon
est. The Spaniard went out to despoil,
to gather a fortune and leturn to Spa : n.
Ha was as dishonest as the people ht
ruled to rob. The Englishman went
out to honestly administer his trust,
content , with his salary, imposing on
the natives neither his religion, his
laws nor his customs,- and he brought
peace, prosperity, contentment, where
the Spaniard brought conflict, poverty
and misgovernment. If we are to zs
sume the immense responsibility of
governing these millions, if we are to
bear our part in advancing the welfare
of those upon whom we obtrude our
selves, we must apply the wisdom
our own experience and that of Great
Britain has taught us.
The Ever Fragile Human Factor.
Not much attention was attracted to
the meeting of the Social Democracy,
whose organization Mr. Debs under
took a year or two ago and whose an
nual convention was held in Chicago
the other day. It is evidence of the #
perversity of humanity that men pre
ferred to read narratives, more or lees
fictional, of assaults upon Spanish forts !
by our armored ships of war than about |
the proceedings of a body that consicl- !
ers itself the germ out of which is to
develop the perfection of social condi
tions. When Social Democracy shall j
come into its own there will be neither
injustice nor hardship; poverty will be
abolished, wealth will be equalized in
its distribution, to every one shall be j
given according to his needs, and from j
every one shall be had according to his !
ability. It is the old, old dream; an
attractive one, and it seems to men and
women so easy of accomplishment.
But there was one incident of this
meeting that reveals the fly in the
ointment, the rift in the lute, the one
weakest point in the chain. The charge
was made that the funds of the organ
ization had^Joeen used for other than
the purposes of the society, and there
were heated words of accusation an<i
denial. Now it is immaterial wheth
er the charge was true or not, so far
as it affects the aims and purposes of
this latest Utopian dream. The vital
fact is that in a Social Democracy,
aimed to cure all evils in the social
condition, such a charge could be madp.
Whether it had its basis in mere sus
picion or in fact makes no difference.
If either, it only shows that the- in
escapable factor Is present in this
scheme, as it has been in all other like
ones, the fragile human factor, with
all its weaknesses; its frailty under
temptation, its liability to envy, its
proneness to suspect evil. And it is
upon this factor that all these schemes
must depend for their motor. The man
is the indispensable element in it, and,
alas, he is imperfect. Just as the
scheme is at its stage of completion;
the details all worked out, the ship
ready for launching, the frailty of the
motor appears and the dream ends.
Mr. Gladstone was always a large buyer ot
books, but invariably demanded the discount.
Not many years ago, says the Athenaeum,
he went to the Row, and, entering the shop
of a well-known publisher, inquired for a
book he wanted. On receiving it he demanded
the full discount, whereupon the assistant
who served him, not knowing in the 1-rast
who his customer was, asked him if he was
in the trade. Mr. Gladstone said he was not,
and, being told that that being the case he
could not have the discount, inquired for a
shop where he would obtain the discount
he wanted and straightway left to seek It
there.
At Schkendltz, In Prussian Saxony, the
burgomaster recently gave orders that on
Sunday people should dress in a manner be
fitting the day, and when a mechanic ap
peared in the streets in . his everyday work
ing dress he was arrested and condemned to
a fine of three marks or one day's Imprison
ment. The decision was set aside on appeal,
but the court admonished the culprit that
he was an insensate dolt, and that the grace
of the Lord was not in him. The tribunal
evidently leaned to the conviction that he
had got what he deserved, though the letter
of the law did not sustain the penalty.
j ipisilss to St. Paul, j
In his report for the month of May, Chief
Ceok. of the fire department, tald the commis
sioners at their meeting Monday night that
three of the fires were caused by defective
kerosene stoves. Commissioner Walther at
once^pricked up his ears.
"Are you sure, chief,, that these stoves were
defective?" the commissioner queried.
"I am. They arc dangerous affairs to have
about. I wou'.d not have one in my houfe
under any consideration," answered the chief.
"Well, I sell these stoves," retcrttd Com
missioner Walther, "ai:d I never yet knew
one of them to cause a fire."
And Chief Cook is wondering now whether
he made any mistakes. *
J. C. BBENNAN'S FUNEEAL
Will Be Held From St. Mary's
Church Today.
The body of John C. Brennan, who died on
Monday, at Rochester, was received In St.
Paul, yesterday, and will be buried from St.
Mary's church thi3 afternoon. The deceased
was a member of the Foresters and Knigh!s
of Pythias and these two orders will have
charge of the funeral arrai^g ments.
Mr. Bronnan was wc-11 known among local
railroad men, having bfen connected with the
Northern Pacific in the capacity of assistant
tysrd master for moro than sixteen years.
He was forty-eight years dd at the time of
his death, and leaves a wlfo and two chil
dren. He was born in Troy, N. V., but had
been a resident of St. Paul for nearly twen
ty years.
| !n Woman's EkaSm,
THE GREAT BIENNIAL.
Denver , the Mecvu of Clubwomen
for: the Next Two Weeks.
No event in many years has excited bo
much interest in the Gem City of Colorado
as the great concourse of clubwomen dele
gates from the East and South who are ex
pected to arrive on or before June 20. The
Itocky Mountain clubwomen have expres.-ed
themselves as feeling personally responsible
for the comfort of tho coming guests, and
are anxious to prove the bounteous hospital
ity pf their section of tho country. The most
extensive preparations are being made for
the reception of delegates and visiting friends.
Railway and car companies have promised
low rates,' and hotels and boarding houses
will be moderate in their prices.
The programme, which was printed in last
Sunday's Globe, covers the whole field
of activity, from recreation to the struggle
with sociological and metaphysical problems.
June 2l), rather than June 19, 13 the day
upon which the pulpits of Denver will be
occupied by federation women.
Aside from all these get speeches and pa
pers, the real purpose of this national or
ganization meeting Is an interchange of ideas
on every educational subject. Art, educa
tion, philanthropy, civic improvements, mu
sic, home economics, the press, literature,
I the caro of children, especially as to their
I education; social economics, phases of eco
nomic work of clubs, the industrial problem
as it affects women and children, will all
be gone into with great thoughtfulness, to
say nothing of the scores of other matters
that will be discussed.
For instance, there aro organizations of
women which have membership in tho gen
eral federation formed for the sole purpose
of the study of financial questions. The
members of these organizations are many of
them women of large means, who manage
their own affairs and whose understanding
of questions of commerce, finance and in
dustry is as thorough and practical as ia
that of many a successful business man. Of
this class is the Boston Business league,
and the Ebell societies of California. There
are several of the latter organizations em
braced in the federation. One of these, with
headquarters in Los Angeles, has as its
president Mrs. H. W. R. Strong, who owns
a large fruit ranch, which she manages her
self. Many of these business organizations
are quartered in clubhouses erected under
their members' sole supervision, and all
evince much sagacity in the conduct of their
affairs.
There are civic, clubs without number or
ganized for the betterment of municipal con
ditions. A few of the improvements they
seek to bring about pertain to the schools,
streets, water supply, etc. Prominent among
those of this variety Is the Civic club, of
Philadelphia.
Among the clubwomen who will visit Deli
ver with ttye federation of clubs will be Mrs.
Emily Warren Roebling, w:fe of Ccl. Wash
ington A. Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn
bridge.
Hon. Abram S. Hewitt, at the opening cere
monies of the bridge in ISB3, referred to her
-in these words:
"With thfe bridge will ever be coupled the
thought of • one through the subtle alembic
of whose brain -and by whose facile fingers
! communication was maintained between the
| directing power of its construction and the
I obedient agencies of its execution. • * •
| It Is an everlasting monument to the self
| sacrificing devotion of women. • • • The
I name of Mrs. Emily Warren Roebling will
I thus be inseparably associated with all that
i is admirable in human nature, and with all
! that Is wonderful in the constructive world
of art."
Mrs. Roebling is a member of Sorosis, but
i she has been- sent to Denver by the Woman's
I National War Relief association to try and
| interest the women of Denver and the club
visitors in the noble work now being carried
on by the association for the relief of the
sick and wounded soldiers and sailors of the
United States,.
SITAP SHOTS.
lime. Pattl i 3 about to receive a visit from !
the Princess of Monaco, who Is a great friend |
of the diva's- as well as an ardent lover of
music. This princess was once the Duchess
de Richelieu, having married Due de Riche- |
ileu when in her teens. She is a woman of j
I rare ability an 4is as conversant with German |
and Italian as she Is with her native French. I
Mme. Patti should have a special interest in
Cuba Libre for it was on the island that she
l sang for the first time In her life. She was
j then but fourteen years old and under the !
watchful care of her father. The family was
very poor, and had placed all its hopes on
the miraculous voice of little Adellna, whom,
I however, they did not dare to produce in
public on account of her youth. The oppor
tunity came one day at a concert organized
by the Filarmonia of Cuba, and though the
debutante was timid and ir experienced, her
success was complete. The audience insisted
on an encore, and applauded the young
singer enthusiastically. Mile. Patli was im
mediately christened "the wonderful child"
by the Cubans, and thus began the prima
donua^ brilliant career.
Among the Jews whose names should cover
the race with honor are: Baron Hir£ch, the
philanthropist; Baron Rothschild, the finan
cier; Spinoza, the philosopher; Mendelssohn,
the composer; Anton Rubinstein, the pianist;
Remenyi, the violinist; Disraeli, the states
man, and Jesus, the Nazarene.
A Philadelphia man owns a curious lot of
letters collected by his father, who was long
an official cf the White house. Each letter
bears, reversed, the signature of a president,
from Gen. Harrison, who died a month
after his election, in 1841, to Garfleld. On
one sheet, the most highjy prized of the lot,
the last official letter signed by President
Lincoln was blotted before he was assas
sirated by Booth.
THE VENEZUELAN WOMEN.
Miss Louise Stevens, who has come in con
tact with many Venezuelan women, discussed
them recently before the Women's League of
New York. She said:
"A few days ago I happened to be in the
house of a Cuban family when a young lady
entered who was so marve-lously beautiful
as to attract attention in any place, the
had eyes of a limpid black, with arching
brows, raven hair, features bo regular that
n Phidias might desire to model them, and
the figure and carriage of a young Hebe. Sic
spoke Spanish upon entering, but changed
to perfect English in deference to the presence
of an American, with the innate politeness
common to her race. When I was told that
she was a Venezuelan I knew the secret of
her enchanting grace.
"The complexion of Venezuelan wem.-n
might be called fair brunette, though
throughout their own country the women
powder their faces so as to give almost ths
appearance of a white mask. It is an eld
custom, a part of the regalia of full dre-s;
a lady will carry her powder box in her
pocket to the opera or dance, and thinks
! nothing .of (turning to one side ar.d apply
j ing another layer over her face in the full
| view of the asscmbly\
"I presume that one of the reasons for
this customrf is the pleasing sensation of
coolness it imparts, and while Venezuela 13
by no means a hot country, yet the g:ntle
I exercise of dancing in a land where it is
I always summer da somewhat hoating.
"The .marvelous beauty of the young wo
men quickly fad«s. They keep their lux
uriant brown-ior block tresses, however, until
a very advanced age, but though they lose
the freshness of youth, thoy are moat at
tractive, their simple friendly manners and
their kindly tfnterefet in one counting for much.
"Venezuelan women are pre-eminentl ■/
mothers. Tht*y sppiu to keep their interest and
sympathy with their children and- do not g.ow
hard or crabbed."
WHY SHE WANTED TO VOTE.
.1! /
A Cincinnati woman constructs a curious
argument in favor of woman's suffrage from
a circumstance of the civil war. Sile say«:
"My father's death and my brother's ab
sence left us without a vote in the family.
In 18C4, when it became neccsary to re ruU
the army by draft, it was proposed to tax
our town for the purpose of raising money
to hire substitutes for those who should be
drafted.
"This could only be done by a direct vot«
of the town, and those families whose voters
had remained at home and who were un-
represented In the army found themselves In
a position to vote a tax upon the property
of the absent soldiers with which to save
themselves from military duty, and they did
vote such a tax; not once only, but twice.
"My mother and myself paid nearly $200
to save the able-bodied men of the town of
Dane, Dane county, Wisconsin, from tha
draft, while our only voter was in the army.
"What happened in 18C4 may happen again.
If women cannot bear arms they ought to
be given power to preserve the interests of
absent soldiers and their families."
DOWN A L 0& SLUICE
THRILLING MIDNIGHT niDE IN A
maim: canoe
From Carry Pond to Mooselund
Lake nt Ltvbtnlns Speed, With
»v Icy Plunge lo the Finish
John I'etera Hn« a Ride Which
He Will Never Forget.
Prom the Lewlston (Me.) Journal.
Anybody who has passed over the
Northwest Carry within five years re
members the elevated sluiceway that
follows that rocky trail on the north,
a large, V-shaped troug-h lifted well
above the bowlders and first growth, at |
first glance resembling much a ram
shackle tramway.
One evening in the spring following tho I
fall that this sluiceway was built. John j
Peters, woodsman, trapper and guide,
sat in the doorway of his cabin at
Sears high landing, on the Upper West
Branch smoking his cob pipe. John
did not look happy, and, in truth, he
wan not happy. He was making a
mental inventory of the two score odtf
I skins stowed beneath his bunk, and the
amount of good American money he
figured they would be worth to him, j
landed in Bangor, did not tend to les- I
sen the wrinkles that furrowed his I
brow. For that amount represented a
winter's and a fall's work; from it he
would have to pay for the supplies
he had purchased on tick the October
before and upon it he would have to
live until the October that was coming.
i Not only he, but a wife and three small
children over in the St. John valley.
John wasn't much on figuring, but he
was good enough to see that both ends
were not going to meet or anywhere
near it. And the problem confronting
him was
Deeper Than He Could Solve.
As he sat there in the gathering twi
light, growing each moment more and
more despondent, a* letter came for him,"
which read:
"NEW YORK. April 18, 189-.— Mr. John
Peters-Dear Sir: Shall be at Kineo on the
morning boat, April 24, and want to start
into the wooda at ence. I do not care
where we go, but want to get »way from
everything for three .months. Shall expect
you to have everything ready for the trip
when I arrive, so there need be no delay
Very truly yours,"
The signature was that of a New
York gentleman whom John had guid
ed two years before. The job would be
worth not a cent less than $300.
Catching up the letter, John re
turned to the cabin with a lighter
step than he had known for months.
There was the date, the 24,
Thursday. Thursday? Why, that was
today. Surely it was Thursday, April
24th. There could be no mistake. On
the table lay a piece of last Sunday's
paper he had brought down from the
farm and across the top was printed:
"Boston, Mass., Sunday, April 20, 189 — ."
And so he was too late,
"But perhaps it is not too late! It is never i
i too late! The 24th? That's only today! Per
| baps he was delayed a day! Perhaps he
: came on the evening boat and has not yet
secured a guide! Perhaps if I see him tho
first thing in the morning he will take me
after all I"
Feverishly John Peters spoke these sen
tences as he threw together into a meal
bag tho things he wanted and horrled down
to the river.
To shoulder a.nd lug a canoe weighing a
hundred pounds over a fairly smooth road
is a task for any man; to lug It over a
trail like the Northwest Carry in the spring
of the year, when one minute you are
I floundering in mud above the knees and tho
next climbing over a mass of rocks and !
i windfalls is tco much to demand of man.
I Rising to his feet, he looked about him as
if to read on the indistinct wall of the forest
a way out of his troubles.
Then, as out of the darkness, there
flashed upon him the thought, if the log
floats unchallenged through the sluice, why I
not a canoe? He Irad, never thought of that
before. Pulling himself out of the mire, he
made his way to the- nearest crosspiece and
climbed up and looked into the trough. It
was full of water. How swiftly it ran, car- I
rying his arm to its length aa he thrust his
hand into the current. It was deep, too, and
wide. It was a desperate chance and his
ony hope.
Placing his canoe in the trough, he was off
on his strange, wild ride through the dark
forest ot Moosehead lake. Slowly at first,
but, gaining speed,
The Cnnoe Moved Silently
along. Not a motion rocked the craft. Not
the slightest jar as she swept around curves
and down inclines. Ths waters gurgled be
tween the sides of the canoe and the trough
and now and then a tiny swell lapped mu
sically against the hollow stern. Faster and
faster moved the canoe, swiftly and more
swiftly flashed by the trees and openings,
now and then a familiar landmark telling
that the journey was a quarter, half, two
thirds over. Grasping the thwart in both
hands, John raised himself to a sittin" j
posture and looked about him. Darkness" j
darkness, everywhere. He could make out I
nothing above, below, or about him. He was I
in a deep pocket a quarter of a mile from !
the lake, judging from the dense growth and
his strange ride- would soon be at an end.
Even as he thought this a slight rocking of
the canoe told of the sharp curve in tho
sluiceway from the portage proper, a soft
light stole in -on him and ahead he saw an
opening in the forest and beyond the lake.
Swiftly as the canoe had been running thus
far, its speed was now increased perceptibly,
for the last dozen rods of the sluiceway Is
at a decided angle. Like an arrow ths light
craft shot down the smooth incline; trees
came into vir?w ar,d flashed by with a rapid
ity that defied the c-ye; larger grew tho open
ing of tha lake terminus of tho sluice. Tho
narrow channel of rushing water, a band of
silver in the moonlight, no longer merged
into the surface of old Moosehead. There
was plainly seen now, 100 jards away, the
wild leap JQto the lake. John Peters saw it,
too, but only too late.
Bracing himself against the rear seat, he
reached out both hands and grasped the sides
of the trough in an effort to check the speed
of the canoe.
It Was a Vnln Effort.
Torn by splinters and bleeding., his hands
were hurled back. He tried it again, and
again was repulsed, while with ever-in- '
creasing speed the canoe approached the
fatal plunge. Thoroughly frightened, Peters
stcod partly up, and seizing the paddle,
strove desperately to save himself by forc
ing it against the sides and bottom of the
sluice. But the poli#kd cedar slipped easily
over the -slime surface of the boards and
served only to cause the canoe to rock in a
dangerous manner.
His only chance was now to Jump, and
without stopping to figure the costs of a
leap from the swift moving canoe to the
rough ground ten feet bslow, he laid down
the paddle. Again too late! Even as he
seized the stern and prepared to swing into
space, the bow dipped in the final plunge.
There was but one thing to do and John
did it. He threw himself flat in the bottom
of the canoe, grasped the thwarts, and with
closed eyes, awaited the worst. He never
knew just when he left the sluice or when
ho struck the lake. He remembers sliding
along the bottom of the canoe as it pilc'ned
and a violent recking in the swell immediate
ly following the landing in the lake, a dclugo
of cold water on .his head and shoulders—
that is all. Then he fovind himself riding
easily fifty yards from shore.
The sun was Jus' rising above Little Kineo
as John Peters drove his canoe ashore at
Pebble liecch, and half an hour later he was
in the Mount Kince houfe, where he learned
from the night clerk that his "sport" had
been delay, d one day, reaching toe MOO3O
-hr-ad inn the 1 night before, too late for the
evening boat. John met him at the wharf
tho morning of the 2Sth, and went with him
for ninety days. The New Yorker never
knew how near hu came to hiring a iiovr
guide, and John never told Jlary or the I'liil
crcn.
NEW VERSION.
Tramp, tramp, tramp! the boys are marchin';
Cheer up, comrades — they will melt;
Beneath the summer's sun
They will sizzle — every one.
For the freelands in our own beloved ho.Tie!
—Atlanta Constitution.
MASTER MILITARY MOVE
SANTIAGO CITY CUT OFF FHOM
ALL COMMUNICATION
Cuban Gen. 11.-i1.1.!, In Conjunction
Witli American*, HhrntllUuM a Na
poleonic Maneuver That Will Ma
teriully Decrease <"he lMttii-ulUca
Attending; tUe Reduction of San
tiago City.
Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, I
Corcoran Building. \
Special to The St. Paul Glob?.
WASHINGTON, June 15.— News re
cfived at the war department today
was of the cheering s(frt, and the gloom
that was so noticeable yesterday had
entirely disappeared. The seriousness
of the situation at Gi'antanamo was
fully appreciated, and the delay in the
departure of Gen. Shatter's invading
army gave rise to all S'-rts of unpleas
ant predictions as to what mig-ht re
sult from the delay. The possible loss
of the advantage gained by the occupa
tion of Guantanamo was suggested,
and the moral effect of such a catas
trophe was what was mest dreaded by
the war department officials. Today
came the welcome announcement of the
arrival at Guantanamo of 1,500 Cubans,
belonging to Garcia's forces. The an
nouncement was accompanied by the
statement that the Cubans had already
rendered efficient service and demon- i
strated their value as guerrilla fight
ers. They can, it is said, give the
Spaniards pointers in. bushwhacking,
and that is just the sort of work that
ts needed at Guantanamo until the reg
ular troops arrive.
NAPOLEONIC MANEUVER.
War department officials smiled sig
nificantly as they pointed to a para
graph in the communication on the
subject to the effect that the Cuban
general, Rabbi, had executed a Napol
eonic move by capturing and occupy
ing the town of Acerradercs, less than
ten miles distance from Santiago. To
add to the pleasure of the aohitViment,
it was made known that this master
move was arranged by the Cuban au
thorities, in conjunction with war de
partment officials at Washington, and
iia successful issue was naturally all
the more satisfactory. By this strate
gic move Gen. Ra^bbi has cut the Span
ish forces in two, and there is now no
chance for reinforcements to reach the
beleaguered forces cooped up in Santi
ago City.
SANTIAGO IS STARVING.
Another piece of information impart
ed to the war department officials was
to the effect that Rabbi's movement !
has placed the Spaniards in Santiago !
in a decidedly precarious position. Their j
supplies are already limited — in fact,
the city of Santiago is in a starving !
condition. It is sad that Admiral Cer
vera's prissneo in Santiago bay is not
regarded with that same uegree of en
thusiasm and cordiality evinced upon
th.? arrival of the American squadron.
This is due to the fact that the food
supply, already scarce, has been great
ly diminished by the additional inroad*
of the Spanish sailors and marines I
manning Cervera's fleet. The situa
tion is said to be so serious that capit
ulation of Santiago may be brought I
about by the pangs of hunger instead j
of the whistling of bullets.
MARINE'S IN NO GREAT DANGER.
The war department has advices
from Admiral Sampson to. the effect
that the marines who have planted the
Stars and Stripes on Cuban soil at
Guantanamo are in no great danger,
beyond that which they naturally must
expect to experience in the bushwhack
ing methods of the Spaniards. Tlu>
marines are so situated that, in case
of the appearance of an overwhelming
fcrce, they can retreat in good order
to the American warships in possession
of Guantanamo bay. It is believed
here that all the Information, more
than has been given out for days, is
coming direct, for it is known that Ad
miral Sampson had taken to Guanta
namo operators and the necessary in
struments to begin business with the
French cable recently captured at that
place.
LANDING OF TROOPS.
There is no attempt at disguising
the fact that the war department of
ficials are considerably perplexed over
the question of landing troops in the
vicinity of Santiago. It is almost ab
solutely necessary that there be a
pier upon which to handle the heavy
artillery taken by Gen. Shatter's expe
dition for the reduction of the Span
ish stronghold. That is one reason
why no more men were sent on the
initial expedition. The number with
Gen. Shafter will be sufficient to gar
rison all the strong points covering
Guantanamo harbor, and iT more
troops are needed the vexed problem
of the landing will not in the future
stand in the way.
NO MORE TROOPS NEEDED.
Secretary Alger is authority for the
statement that the government is not
even contemplating another call for
volunteer troops. The department is
completing the work of equipment and .
is satisfied that there are a sufficient |
number of men under arms today to
accomplish all that is contemplated in\
the campaigns that have been arrang
ed for. The war department today re
ceived reports from the commission |
appointed to inspect Southern harbors
for the purpose Of selecting camping
grounds and ports for tho embarka
tion of troops. Fernandina, Fla., is
said to have been regarded with most
favor for the latter purpose. There
are any number of points where camps
can be established and successfully
maintained.
FOREIGN INTERFERENCE.
Government officials do not seem i•>
be at all worried about the persistent
rumors to the effect that Germany an>l
Russia are contemplating interference
in the Philippines campaign. The dip
lomatic representatives of those coun
tries scout as untenable all such sug
gestions. Neither Germany nor Russia
can afford to interfere at this stage of
the proceedings. At the, German em
bassy here attention is directed to the
fact that Emperor William himself, in
a recent address*, practically denied that
the German empire contemplated any
act • unfriendly towards the United
States. So far as Russia is 'concerned,
there is no reason why that country
should mix up in the troubles between
the \7nited States and Spain.
PORTO RICO PREPARATIONS.
At the war department today nothing
official cculd bo learned with reference
to tho much-talked of Porto Rico ex
pedition. It was stated, however, in
an unofficial way, that satisfactory
progress in the preparation of troops
were being made. It is also given out
that the Fourth army corps, under Maj.
Gen. John J. Copp;nger, has been desig-
nated as the force to which will be
assigned the duty of capturing and
holding Porto Rico. Gen. Coppinger will
be given a force of 20.000 men. All the
available regulars and the best sea
soned volunteers will become a part
of Gen. Coppingsr's army. Just when
the expedition will be ready to start is
not yet known.
mm in
Continued, from First p nge .
speech, it being 5 o'clock, voting be~an.
The first roll call was upon the
minority substitute, which proposed
resolutions as follows:
I— That the United States will view
as an act of hostility upon the parl
of any government of Europe to take
or hold possession of the Hawaiian isl
ands or to exercise upon any pretext
and under any conditions, sovereign
authority therein.
2— That the United States hereby an
nounces to the people of those islands
and to the world their guarantee of tha
independence of the people of the Ha
waiian islands and their firm determi
j nation to maintain the same.
| The roll call resulted in the rejection
of the substitute, yeas 94; nays 205.
The minority resolution was defeated
| yeas 94; nay 3 205.
RESOLUTION ADOPTED.
The announcement of the vote wa«
applauded. The majority resclitfona
were then put upon their passage and
the roll call proceeded. It was followed
with great interest, there being a gen
eral curiosity to hear the vote of many
members considered doubtful.
Prior to announcing the vote Mr
Dalzell, who, in the absence of Mr"
Reed, was presiding-, said:
"The speaker of this house is absent
3 il? 1 to say thut - were he present
on this proposition he would vote no »
"lne announcement was applauded by
the opposition to annexation
\E alzell lh6n announced the vote
yeas 209. nays 91; absent 5.
SALARIES OF POSTMASTERS.
Annual Readjustment Completed by
the Department.
WASHINGTON, June 15.-The anual
readjustment of the salaries of the
postmesters of the country has been
n^ade by the postofflce department.
There are forty-five offices in Minne- *
sola where the salaries of the post
masters are increased $100 per annum,
„'nn W C V n July - Th 3 salaries
/ih'" ? h T ls read J u stment are as follows-
$1,100; Caledonia*' $I.2oo hunl
ton '*Tinn ani '^ >lU<J: Pi P eston e. $1,700; Presl
Wadena, $1,000; Zumbrota. $1,300 *'' wu .
There are six Minnesota postoffl.-es where
the salaries are increased $200. The salaries
Auif. 1 " «i e -r? e Y.. conditi <>ns are as follows-.
Aitkin. $l,oC0; Warren, $1,200; Clo<iuet, $1 suo
sr™^,,?'^ jSft * 1>400; Morri3 ' n ' 700; Soulh>
, 01. ram,
*i^f d , e , cro , aseß are at El y- from $1,400 to
n.300; Mapl;ton, $1,100 to $1/00; Shakope
sl,4oo to $1,50-); Spring Valley, JI.SO to $150o'
Virginia, $16C0 to 01,300; West Duiuth $1 700
to $1,100; Winthrop is relegated from third tJ
fourth-class.
In South Dakota the increases are Armour
to $1,400; Beresfcrd to $1,200; Britten to $1 100-
Chamberlain to $1,200; Deadwo.id to !>•' 3;0-
Dell Rapids to $1.4L0; Desmet to $1 190; 'Elk
Point to $1.30J; Eureka to $1.30); Groon tj
$l,2!.0; Howard to $1,100; Huron to $! too
ifH to ?2C)0; Madison to Sl,$o; ; Parker to
*1,4C0; Plankinton to $1,300; Rtdtt^ld to $! 500-
Sturgis to $1,300; Watertown to $2 2CO- Web'ste :
to $::.COO. Decreases: Scotland from $1,300 tc
?1,200. Lead is advanced from third to Eec
ond-class.
Thp North Dakota increases arc: Cando to
il.-<*y. Cooperstown to $1.2>;0; Dickinson to
♦1.480; Jamestown to $1,900; Langdcn to $1 400-
Latimore to $1,400; Mayville to $1,500; Xcrth
ivood to $1,103; Valley City to $:,',CO.
BRITISH (OIIMEXT.
London Offended at Placing of
Bonds on the Continent.
LONDON, June 16.— The Sr. James
Grizet!e, ths afternoon, in its financial
article, says:
The city was surprised at the an
nouncement that .Messrs. Seligman
were to receive applications for sub
scriptions to the United States war
loan, and It also caused surprise to
learn that an appoal is Ixing made at
this moment in Paris, Beriin and in
o:hc-r Continental centers in identical
terms to the appeal made in London.
It was severely questioned in certain
quarters whether it was necessary to
issue the loan on- the continent, par
ticularly in France, where it was
thought the popular pro-Spanish feel
ing- was so strong as to make th • issue
111-advised.
It is opined by oorr.pet-;nt financiers
that had the issue been properly placed
nbefore ihe Brit.sli investors thriv would
huve been no necessity to set k as.-ist
snee en the continent. This action
upon the part of the United States is
not iiked in the city, thoogn sentiment
v.oukl rot rave been allow* d to enter
Into tho financial aspects had not the
United States government public. y an
nounced that the loan was a popular
issue, appealing to the sympathies of
the Argln-Saxon race. There is no
doubt whatever that the Issue will be
over-sufcferibed in the United S-tat a it
self, but a certain p.ntim is reserved
for European applicants, although the
axact amount is not known t<> Messrs.
Selignrsn.
Tho Westminster Gazette remarks:
"The loan is no great catch. The un
satisfactory feature is its possible re
demption in silver. We think it can
be advantageously left to America,
vhr-re a large over-subscription is as
rured."
'LIVED HERE IN 1855-
Gcnrce \V. Holmes, n I'ioiiocr. !lc
viHlts Scene* ol Early Siifcpsxos.
Among the interesting visitors in St. Paul
yesterday was George W. Holmes, who is
quartered, with Mrs. Holmes, at tho Ryan
hotel. Mr. Holmes is a Mew Yorker, but for
all that was clo*e!y identified with the prin
cipal events which go to make up the early
history of Minnesota, and especially of St.
Paul. As a young man, he came from Phila
delphia to this state in 1855, and, although not
of age, he promptly wont into business and
kept a drug store under the did Winslow
hotel near Sev. n corners.
Gen. Slbley was then the territorial kov
eraor, and among the prominent families
were tho Kittsons, the Ramseys, the Hicos,
Borupa. Wilsons and others. Mr. Hohnea
kept such excellent drugs that he was forced
to open a second store, and maintained the
two for some years.
Just after the territory was admitted to
statehood he returned to Philadelphia, and
brought back to Minnesota a brido, who soon
made a place for herself In the social circln
in St. Paul. They had many friends, and are
back here now for a short visit renewing tha
old ties.
Mr. Holmes Is the representative of .-.r.
Eastern magazine, and is making tho prin
cipal cities of the West on the preparation of
a revised history of America. Mrs. Holmes,
who is a vivacious, traveled woman of moro
than ordinary gifts, is being shown much
attention by her friends here and in Minne
apolis, and will remain here for a fortnight
while her hu.sband travels over the str.ts.
I'nyment of n Sebool I.oim.
Pt. Louis county, yesterday, paid to the
state auditor its indebtedness to t!ie state on
June 1, amounting to $12,000 for principal iin4
interest on a- school loan, negotiated nevcra!
years ago

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