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MONDAY, JUNE 72, 1898.
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Pailv and Sunday .; .50c 2.75 5.00.
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Second-Class Matter.
Address ail communieatioi n and in°!;e all j
Remittances payab:tf to
Tlir: GLObK CO.. St Paul. Minnesota.
Anonrmrus romruunieatiens not noticed. Re
jected manuscripts will rot be returned un
le::- accomrauicd by postage.
Sen fork 10 Spruce St.
"*. . n - 1; In_. : ; :i Corcoran Bulldtng
(lilcnno...licom CO9, No. £7 Washington St.
Possible Showers; Variable Winds.
I'y the United States Weather Bureau.
v.xx!:s<'T.\ Fair, except o eisbnal ghowera
hi eastern portion; variable winds.
NORTH DAKOTA Fair; variable winds.
1! DAKOTA— Fair; variable winds.
WIBCONSIN— PartIy clouds weather; light '
ble winds.
A— Fair, except occasional showers in !
t!i ■ TTigtrrn portion; variable winds.
MONTANA — Fair; variable winds.
The Northwest.
Ft. Paul 7 Battieford 66
s>uluth 16 Prince Albert 64
Huron 62 Calgary 70
Blsntarck 56 Medicine Hat 76
Wllllston 62 Qa' Appelie 61 :
Harre 7'i Minnedosa 62
Helena 70 Winnipeg 56.
Edmonton .. ...70.
Buffalo 68-741 Montreal 76-78
D s.O-90 New Orleans .. ..IS-*
Cheyenne 70-72 Sew York sO-88
»20 70-76 PUtsburg 84-84-j
matl 83-E5
Barometer 29.72 ;
Mean temperature 63 '
Relative humidity 62 |
Wind at S p. m Southwest I
Weather Tartly cloudy i
Maximum temperature 76!
Minimum temperature 5i i
I'ally range 21
Amount of precipitation (rain in last
twenty-fjur hours 10
Dan^eif Gauge Change in j
Station. LiiU'. Reading. 24 Hours !
Bt Paul 14 5.3 —0.4 '
La Crosse 10 7.2 —0.3
— FalL
Note Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation, —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
HAVRE— Arrived: La Bretsgae, New York.
QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Etruria. New York
SOUTHAMPTON'— Arrived: Xoidlnnd, Ntw ■
York, for Antwerp; Prinz Regi-nte Luit
pold. New V rk, for Bnm-n.
GRAND—"A Sceial Highv.-ayman," 8:15.
Midsummer fete, St. Joseph's parish. Dayton !
avenue, evening.
Fresh air fund meeting, St. Paul Commons, I
3 PM.
Annual election White Cloud tribe. Order of
Red Men.
H Hers' uaicn meets 10:30 AM., St. Paul '
<^&muicns. j .
The D. mccptftic State Ticket.
Governor JOHN LIND, Drown county
Lieut. Gov J. M. BOWLER. RenvUe
fee. Slate J. J. HEINRICH. Hennepin
Treasurer ALEX. M'KINNON, Tolk
Attorney Genera^. .JOHN F. KELLY, Ramsey
Clerk Supreme Court. Z. H. AUSTIN, St. Lou'»
Supreme iPAN'IEL BUCK, Blue Earth
Court IWM. MITCHELL, Wlnona
j£©-77?e Globe's Motto: Live' News,
Latest News, Reliable News— No Fake
V: ar News.
f&-The Gnly Newspaper in the North
uest Ti.at Print 3 the Full Associated
Fiess h'eivs Report
Something is go,ing to break soon in
Cuba. Gen. Joe Wheeler is before
Vn-j're not the only town in the uni
verse, Santiago. I'm under martial law
myself. — Oshkosh.
Collins is the "littlest candidate," but
there is an impression that he has a
few good cards up his sleeve.
We have had two months of war and
only one real battle. Oh for a Napo
leon or a few more Deweys!
Will the board of strategy now please
go on a fishing excursion and let Samp
son, Schley and Shafter end the war?
When Poet Edward Young said "Pig
r.ies are pigmies still, though perched
or. Alps." did he refer to Gov. Clough?
But Hcbson will not bo advanced
those ten points in the navy until he
£.?.- twenty points or so away from
:\:orro castle.
An editor was shot in tha leg in the
fieht before Santiago de Cuba. He had
poked himself too far front in search
of a n<>\vs it?m.
So thr Frst land battle of the Cuban
var is to ba known as Quasina. Let It
go at that, as Uncle Sam seems to have
held bis; casino and won the game.
When the people of Havana find out
that the Spaniards have won none of
the two score or more of victories
Blanco has been telling them about,
what will they do to him?
Quartermaster John Lind announces
that he has fully fitted out the Twelfth
regiment, even to white gloves. It is
heped Ire will not forget to get himself
a pair of four-ounce gloves for use in
the Minnesota campaign this fall.
Some newspapers cannot wait for the
news to happen. The Minneapolis
Times and the New York Journal yes
terday pulled off a great fight at the
mouth of the bay of Santiago de Cuba,
and a shell from the Vlzcaya killed the
captain of the lowa. Of couTse there
waa no battle. When you see it in the
Times it is 100 to 1 that it isn't so.
Of course it would perhaps be a char
ity for somebody to tell the Dispatch,
the Dispatch cartoonist or the janitor
of the Dispatch that John Lind had
but one arm when he left Minnesota
for the front, and no news has cofne
in that he has acquired another.
Fletcher and Morris are sore, it is
said, because they were not consulted
in the appointment of the Minnesota
quota of second lieutenants. Unques
tionably the regular army is the gainer
for their soreness.
One Dose Is Enough.
Annexations of territory under Demo
cratic administrations have always
been of territory contiguous and made
largely for the purpose of removing
interests of foreign nations . which
; might some time clash with those of
| our people^ and would be likely to
' bring about entangling alliances. These
additions have made the Gulf of Mex
ico and the oceans our natural bounda
ries, neighbors which, however stormy
1 at times, never call for the enlistment
of armies, although they invite the con
struction of navies. These extensions
i have been on strengthening, not weak
| ening lines. They have added to, not
j taken from our resources. They have
I called for increase in neither our stand
ing army nor our navy. On the con
trary, they have made possible the
neglect of both.
The first Republican extension, the
purchase of Alaska, has profited us
nothing. But it has carried us into an
entanglement that involved the country
in a dispute that has brought us only
trouble, annoyance, humiliation and
expense, besides the disturbance of re
lations with the one foreign country
with which our relations should be the
best. The last chapter of this result
of Republican expansion closed the
other day when Ambassador Paunce
fote was handed a treasury warrant
for $463,000 in payment of the damages
awarded Canadian sealers for their il
legal seizure under our absurd claim
that Bering's sea was a mare clausurn.
Add to that sum the fees of "eminent
counsel," the services of Special Com
missioner Foster, the several commis
sions and we have a million or more
dollars of mere money cost, the least
item in the bill.
In the story of the seals, the monop
oly of their catching, the jobbery at
tending it, the international complica
tions following, we have a foretaste
of what is in store for us under the
contemplated Republican annexations.
What Alaska has brought us will be
magnified a thousand times when- we
take the Philippine group, Puerto Rico,
Cuba and whatever other Spanish isl
ands we may grab. The little chance
for congressional jobbery the Pribilof
islands and their seals offered is but a
wart on Ossa compared with the op
portunities the Philippines alone will
open to greed. Hawaiian reciprocity
developed Spreckels, and the Philip
pines will develop hemp and tobacco
Spreckels by the hundreds, and armies
and navies will have to be maintained
to protect them in their exploitations.
Our cne experience with Republican
extension of territory warns against
indulging in further investments of
their making.
Tied Its Own Hands.
The government is in supreme ne:d cf
transports to convoy a n-.il'tary force to Ihe
Philippines to secure and retain the profits
of Dewey's victory. There is a Ismentabls
lack of American vessels, and the govern
ment has been forced to attempt to purchate
cr charter foreign ships.
We have protected every American industry
that needed building up or fos'ering except
American slipping.— Tacoma Ledger.
We are surprised at the concluding
statement of the Ledger. It will cause
surprise, if read, in every shipyard
from Portland in Maine around the
coast line to Tacoma. If there is any
thing ship builders have been sure of,
anything they have fought for and got,
it is the protection accorded their in
dustry in our navigation laws. If the
editorial writer of the Ledger will visit
the lawyer's office nearest him and
ask for a copy of the statutes of the
United States, he will quickly ascertain
how carefully American shipping is
| protected and festered.
No citizen of this free republic can
buy and float the country's flag over a
j foreign hull unless, indeed, the for-
I eigner has been wrecked and the
I American freeman spends three times
the cost of the wreck in rebuilding and
it-fitting it. Then the taint of foreign
ism is supposed to be wiped out, it can
have American register, and the starry
banner can fly at its peak. This is but
one of the many provisions made for
the purpose of obliging men who would
own ships to have them built in our
yards. And the result is that our mer
chant marine, once carrying over 80
per cent of our foreign commerce, has
been virtually protected out of exist
ence. The monopoly thus given has
put the entire coastwise commerce in
the carriage of domestic ships, and it
is upon these the government has hail
to depend for troopships, with the
scandalous results our news columns
have told.
The five "steamers of the Northern
Pacific Japan line could have been
procured for Merritt's troops, but, as
they are British owned and their
charter for troop carrying would be a
violation of neutrality, they could not
be hired. Nor could they be bought
by the government, because the navi
gation laws prohibit it. The govern
ment tied its own hands and finds
them manacled in the hour of its
Could foreign-built ships take Amer
ican register the government wou'.d
not have had to halt any expedition a
moment for want of transports. Brit
ish ships could have been bought far
in excess of the need. Some time ago
a bill was introduced in congress giv
ing domestic register to foreign ves
sels bought by the government, but it
has been pigeonholed. The govern
ment has thus been put at the mercy
of owners of domestic ships, and they
have shown no mercy. They have de
manded their pound of flesh and got
it. An army officer tells the New York
Sun that:
The worst of it is that this applies only to
American ship owners. Apply to the com
rar.ies owning oceangoing steamers and they
will tell you that they have no ships for
charter, but they are quite willing to sell.
Their price has usually been found, upon in
quiry, to be so high that the government
wouldn't think of considering it. On the
other hand there are plenty of British steam.
ships that might be had for the asking.
These vessels cannot be chartered, though,
until they are admitted to American registry)
A measure providing for the admission of
foreicn ships to American registry was intro
duced in congress some time ago. For rome
reasou it has never become a law. Nobody
seems to l:now why it is being held up. Per
haps some of the American ahip owners can
tell. As it is now, special legislation for
every ship applying for American registry Is
The Ledger is evidently unaware
both of how thoroughly the ship build
ing industry is protected and of how
thoroughly American protected ship
owners are taking advantage of the
protection given them.
Binding Twine Reflections.
Our state binding twine plant con
tinues to furnish food for pertinent
comment. We are told that the office
force is kept busy returning eaah or
ders received, because the supply of
twine is exhausted. As the jobbing
trade took all but half a million pounds
of the five million made, it is probable
that these belated orders are largely
from farmers who find themselve3
cauglit before the harvest begins on a
rapidly rising twine market. They will
row have to go to the dealer and pay
the market price, for, in spite of the
mock-heroics of the warden's recent cir
cular, no dealer is going to discriminate
between the twine he g-eis from private
factories and that from the prison. He
would be a very poor man of business
if he did.
Another and a very natural develop
ment is the speculation by Washington
county farmers, reported by our Still
water correspondent. They have bought
as much more 'than what they needed
for themselves as they could, an/d are
row selling the surplus to Wisconsin
farmers at a handsome profit. The
warden should get after them also with
his iron-clad contract and oblige them,
under penalty of the disfavor of the
board of managers in future years, to
sell their surplus at an advance not to
exceed a cent and a haJf a pound. If
that profit Is enough for a dealer, it is
enough for a farmer. But why should
not the farmers make a profit as well
as the jobbers and retailers? Was the
plant not established for their sole
benefit? Has it not been maintained at
a loss for them? Why should any profit
be allowed the dealers? What warrant
is there in the law for jobbing the
product, putting middlemen, and their
profits between the philanthropic state
and its wards?
Why should the state limit its
philanthropy to twine? Do the farm
ers not use boots and shoes? Why
should not the state furnish them to
farmers only at the bare cost of prod
uct? It is in/ condition to. Shoes have
been made at the prison in days past
at a handsome profit to the manufac
turers. A plant could be put in and
another convenient "revolving fund"
created and our farmers released from
the exorbitant profits of the makers,
jobbers and retailers of shoes. And
there is the item of farm implements;
why not make and furnish them at
cost? The priso-m labor has been ex
tensively used in making threshers, the
profits on which have not gone to the
farmers, and the line could be extended
to other implements. If it is the func
tion of the state to provide binding
twine at cost for the farmers, why not
his boots and shoes and farm machin
And, indeed, why alone the farmer?
Are there not other children of the
sta.te equally deserving and equally
needy? Why should one class of citi
zens be thus favored at the cost of all?
If it was necessary to embark the state
in making binding twine because a
trust monopolized that article, why n.ut
extend the policy to oth^r similarly con
fined articles? A paper trust has re
cently been formed to throttle com
petition in print paper. Why do not
the members of the state press rise and
demand that a paper plant be put in at
Still water or St r Cloud? Are printers
not as worthy of the state' 3 benefac
tions as the farmers? But the subject
broadens too rapidly; the worthy ob
jects of state care meet us at every
turn; the opportunities for revolving
funds multiply in reflection. And then
the vast Quantity of politics there is ?n
it! Meantime we have not received an
acceptance of our offer to demonstrate
the amount of net loss to the state in
this profit-making twine plant, due,
probably, to the arrival of the racing
and junketing and convention season,
to which the board must now devote
itself at the expense of the state.
A Lieutenant General.
In one sense the proposition to revive
the rank of lieutenant general of the
army is timely; in another sense it is
unnecessary, if not mischievous. It is
timely only in the sense that the pass
age of the act will place it within the
power of the president to promptly re
ward heroic conduct in some particular
instance with merited promotion; it is
mischievous in that the existence of
this power in the president is likely to
excite a demand and a scramble for tha
bestowal of the honor in a direction
Ever since Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles
has been in command of the army, he
has itched with a desire to be styled
lieutenant general. The vanity of Gen.
Miles is thoroughly understood of all
men who have ever come in contact
with that distinguished gentleman. It
would bo unfair to him to say that he
has never proved his merits as a sol
dier. On the contrary, even his sternest
critics will unhesitatingly agree that
both in the War of the Rebellion and
as a leader in Indian warfare, he dis
played both courage and efficiency. But
these qualities were no more manifest
in Gen. Miles than they are in Gen.
Wesley Merritt, or other regular army
men who might be namsd. Gen. Miles
has reached the headship of the army
through the natural process of promo
tion, and as the commander of th?
army in the existing war he has cer
tainly not displayed extraordinary
abilities, either in organization or in
the conduct of martial affairs on a
large scale. While we may be in error
in assuming that the object of reviving
this grade at this time is with a view,
on the part of some of his active friends
to securing the bestowal of the rank
upon him, the suspicion is inevitable
that such is the sinister purpose of the
The great War of the Rebellion was
conducted throughout a period of near
ly three year 3 without the revival of
the grade of lieutenant general in the
active list, "Wlnfleld Scott having car
ried it Into letlrement on account of
age and infirmity, late to 1861. It was
not until after the battle of Gettysburg
and the fall of Vieksburg, that the
question of its revival was suggested.
Major General H. W. Ilalleck served
as the commanding general, with head
quarters at the war department in
"Washington. After the two great vic
tories of July 4, 1863, Generals Grant
and Meade were the heroes of the na
tion. But the triumph of Meade at
Gettysburg was clouded by the results
of an investigation by the congres
sional committee on the conduct of the
war; and he received harsh criticism
because of his failure to follow up his
victory by a prompt pursuit of Gen.
Lee, which. In the judgment of many
experts, must have resulted in the an
nihilation or 'the capitulation of the
Confederate army of Northern Virginia,
and the consequent termination ot the
war at a much earlier date. On the
other hand, the victory of Grant wad
so complete and was the result of co
aggressive and well formed plans, that
tiie nation recognized in the Western
soldier the .^Xls^ence of genius. A
leader was required and one was found
in Grant, and even ; Halleck was so con
vinced of the i, superior qualities of the
hero of Vlckslmrg' that he patriotically
uffered, not only to. voluntarily surren
der the command, of t'hs army, but to
serve as Grant's chief of sitaff. And
thus it came to pass that the rank of
lieutenant general was revived, and
President Lincoln appointed Gen.
Grant to the, ' office. Yet GFant had
made his way from the rank of an ob
scure colonel of the 21st Illinois volun
teers unaided and without solicitation
of higher honors, which, however, came
to him, as of right, through his devel
opment of meilt.
The same conditions should be al
lowed to exist today. It is not yet pos
sible for any one to foresee the end of
the present war; It may not find Its end
until out of another obscure regimental
officer shall have been developed the
man to fit the rank. Gen. Miles may
yet prove himself incapable of directing
a great army in the field as did Gen.
Halleck. tlntil he has revealed the ex
istence cf greater abilities than any yet
discovered, he is clearly not entitled to
precipitate advancement for no other
reason than that he is already at the
head of the army. Indeed, the country
has witnessed, and without any dispo
sition to hastily criticise any one in re
sponsible position, delays In the con
duct of the present war that seem ex
asperating, and apparently without jus
tification. It is unfortunate that the
secretary of war is not a man who com
mands absolute confidence. Himself a
long recognized self-seeker, his author
ity is in danger of being neutralized in
favor of another of h!s kind. It is
clearly the duty of the president, in the
event of the passage of the act reviving
the grade of lieutenant general, to de
fer the nomination of any one for this
high honor until something has been
achieved by seme . commander, more
brilliant, and calling for so substantial
reward, Chan anything which has thus
far been accomplished in connection
with the operations of our armies.
Thrusts and Parries.
"Farmers Turning to Sheep" was the word
ing of a singular head line in Friday's
Globe, but it must 'evidently have bean a
mistake, for tho most careful reading failed
tc show where any, tiller of the soil hid
been stricken with any such calamity.—Ban
son Times.
The Times shqu'.d join the Society to Pre
vent Cruelty to ; Prepositions. It would then
learn the difference between "farmers turn
ing to sheep" and "farmers turning in'.o
There are more than a dozen groups of
French Socialists, of which prior to the gen-
eral elections the most important was the Col
lectlvist group, under M. Jaures' leadership.
Then there are the Allcmanists, and the Blan
| quists, who differ on the question of physical
j force as a means of propaganda; there are the
! Guesdists and the Possiblists. M. Rochefort
| is a Blanqulst Socialist. For a long time there
I has been ill fueling between his group and
; the Collectivists, and now on account of the I
duel M. Jaures has formally expelled Roche- j
fort from Socialism. A considerable number I
of Socialists at once rallied around M. Roche- I
fcrt, who retorts in his journal that M. Jaures j
originally sat on the left center 1 ., and was j
violently ministerial. M. Rochefort'3 views !
have never varied, and he has always been |
"intransigeant" (irreconcilable) against the
There are nearly 4,500 public elsct:ic I.mp3
in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. ]
These are mestly single lamp arc lights, each
giving an illumination of 1,200 candles at
an angle cf 40 degrees. The city rays 40
cents per night fcr the single iamp lights and j
45 arra 50 cents per night for the 'double-lamp |
lights. These lights are suppli d xrid.it
special contracts, as follows: The Biush
company, 772 lights at 40 cents and 91 lights
at 50 cents; Edison company, 236 lights £t
40 cent 3 and 208 lights at 50 cents; Harlem
cornpa.ny, 66 light 3at 40 cents and 19 l'g'.ts
at 50 cents; Manhattan company, 711 TghU
at 40 cents and 10 lights at 50 cents: Mcu-it
Morris company. 515 Hghts at 40 cents; North
River Electric Lighting company. 9."8 lijhti
at 45 cents; Bronx Gas and Electric company,
496 lights at $1.25; Jhe Pelham Electric Light
company, 63 lights at 40 cents.
German regiments seem to abound with
women colonels., The empress of Germany
has been colons! of the Eighty-sixth regi
ment infantry since 1890. The Princess Fred
erick-Charles has been colonel of the Twelfth
regiment of dragoons since June 16, 1871;
Queen Victoria was made colonel of the First
regiment of dregcons of the guard, Dec. 17,
1889; Princess Albert 1 de Prusse was made
colonel of the Seventy-fourth regiment of in
fantry, Sept. 15, .1889; Empress Frederick has
bef-n colonel of the Second regiment of Huz
zsrs since 1861. The Duchess of Connaught
was made colonel of the Sixty-fourth regi
ment of infantry, Sept. 14, 1890, and finally
the young Queen Wilhelmine of Holland, was
made colonel of the Fifteenth regiment of in
fantry May 31, 1832.
When the king of Siam returned to Bang
kok last fall, after a visit to the civilized po
tentates of Europe, he learned that a minister
of the council of state named Tchau-Plai-Rex
had misconducted himself in the king's ab-
sence. The offender was summarily removed
from office and deprived of all his dignities.
The royal decree, which reads as follows, Is
decidedly Xeroesque: "My minister, Tchau-
Plei-Rex, is from this day forth relieved of
his functions, and all his orders and marks
of rank are withdrawn. Furthermore, his
beard shall be shaved. Lastly, seven days
after this operation he shall be charged with
supplying hay to the sacred elephants, and
shall be employed in this task to the day of.
his death."
The Buffalo Times has hoisted the flag for
Judge Robert C. Titus for the Democratic
nominee for governor of New York this fall.
Judge Titus is a sterling Democrat and a
strong man. He has represcinted Buffalo two
terms in the state senat9 where ha
distinguished himself as a member of the
judiciary committee and as a staunch friend
of the Erie canal. The last Democratic
candidate selected for governor from Buffalo
became president of the United States. In
fact Buffalo has contributed two presidents—
Pillmore and Cleveland. There always was
something robust and. vigorous In the air
of that famous tWWni- -
A curious story Is tcjld in the British war
office. Some year's ago a workman was en
gaged in casting^ metal for the manufacture
of ordnance at the Wdolwlch arsenal, when
he lost his bnlanre and; feJl into a huge caul
dron containing twelve tons of molten steel.
The metal was at white heat, and. of course,
the unfortunate ,man/ was utterly consumed
in an instant. The iwar department author
ities held a conference, and decided not to
profane the dead: by rising the steel in the
manufacture of ordnance, and the, enormous
mass of metal was actually interred and a
Church of England clergyman read the burial
services over it. '" ( I '
A German of Springfield, Mass., went into
the police station the, other day and desired
to contribute $1 to ; help carry on the war,
because Spain tortured some of his ancestors
in the Inquisition, but the police decided
that if they were tortured only $1 worth the
case wasn't one to bother with, especially as
the police had troubles of their own.
Cuban (Kant Geography,
Bahia, a bay.
'Cala, an inlet.
Enaa, — ensenada, an Inlet.
Playa, a beach.
Pta. — punta. a point or headland.
Rio, a river. .
Sabana, a plain.
Surgo. — Surgidero, an anqhoraj»
Epistles to St. Paul.
They were telling Scotch stories, and Oscar
Vanderbllt— Willie K. is his cousin— let an op
portunity to sell the seventy-third tourist
sleeper ticket go by long enough to cut In
with one:
"An old Scotchman was riding on the Fly-
Ing Scotchman," said he, "and the guard
came along and inquired for his ticket. The
old man went through nla clothes and
couldn't flud the pasteboard. He looked up
{ at the guard helplessly, and the official said:
I 'Come, Ah'll helpit you.' The old man and
the guard went through the old fellow's pock
ets, but turned up never a ticket. The guard
j was perplexed and the old man was embar
i rassed. Suddenly, the old fellow pushed his
J fingers Into his mouth and pulled out the
I tii-ki.t. The guard laughed, punched the
j ticket and went on. A sympathizing Briton,
who was in the same compartment, spoke to
the old Scot.
" 'Too bad, you know, to have such a bad
memory,' he said patronizingly.
"The Scot looked up and remarked:
'■ " 'Ma meemory's not sac bad, mon. Ah pit
j the thing in ma moot h 'cause it was an ould
1 one, and Ah had to have time to suck the
i date aff." "
Theodore Hays is going fishing today. He
made up his mind last week that he was
! going. He Is going to a remote part of the
| country, and has to travel on a railroad that
has nothing in common with theatricals and
I folk that have to do with the theater. But
I he went to the agent of the road and asked
' for a pass to the fishing grounds. The agent
! didn't know Theodore.
"Why should I give you a pass?" he in
Hays was stumped for a moment ;_then ha
got his wits.
"Well." l!e said, "you can put it on the
ground that I have a constitutional objection
to paying railroad fare if you like." The
agent looked at him.
"I'll send in the request," he said, "but I
i can't promise you anything."
Theodore got the pass Saturday. The note
accompanying it was indorsed:
"Issued on account of the nerve of the ap
plicant." —The Philistine.
Elizabeth Phipps Train wrote a rather bad
story which was turned into a good play
and put on the stage. The quality of th 9
I play depends to a great extent on tho capa
bilities of the actors. Last night there was
an ideally beautiful modern story told under
the name of "A Social Highwayman," on the
stage of the Grand.
The play was never better mounted or p=r
formed. The piece, as put on last evening
by Mr. Neill and. his company, was an ex
cellent production in every essential, ard ths
best thing St. Paul theater goers have been
privileged to see in many a day.
It was almost a revelation to the audience,
which was very enthusiastic in its applause!
Most of the people who saw it last night had
seen the piece before under the manag:m«jnt
of Mr. Neill, but they never before appre
ciated the fact that there are studies in the
piece which rank wiih the best things in
types that have been done in the English
language. Ttere was an atmosphere of sin
cerity about the production, an air of vsr- j
isimilitudo that waj so all-pervading that '
the auditors felt that they were spectators at i
a real and tangible something in which they !
were interested.
In the first place the piece was beatifully
set. The first act was a marvel of stags
art. Mr. Morris, the stage manager of ths
company, has given us many evidences of
his capacity in this direction, but h!s set
ting of the bachelor apartments cf Couitlca
Jaffray was a revelation In" realism. The*
other acts were set with that fidelity to truth
that adds so much to the thoroughness cf
stage story telling.
The story is well known. Mr. Neill played
the highwayman. Mr. Neill wears hi 3 clothes
so well, his presence is always so good, ifca'.
the on.-y doubt that could exist as to hts
handling of the part would be as to his ca
pacity to dissemble— for Mr. Neill is an actor
of the natural. His performanca of last night
was simply great. He appreciated all the
subtleties of the part and interpreted lv tj
line of feeling in the reading of lines ihat
demand talent for their rendit on. Hi 3 tr.at
ment of the character of th» gentleman cf
culture, whose moral nature is naturally
perverted, was exquisite.
Herschel Mayall played Handby, the ser
vant, who is privy to the evil doing of his
master. The part i 3 likeJy to be judged here
by the work of Charles Kent in the same
part last year. Mr. Mayall has made a study
of the part of the servant, and in his hands
it is a marvel of stagecraft. He is the ser
vant always; he sticks to the text of his
condition with a zeal that is commendable,
but he is the great character of the play!
The part is one that, in the hands of Mr!
Mayall, must be conceded to be one of the
great studies of the modern stage. It must
be treated with delicacy, and Mr. Mayall car
ries it off with an evenness that a dozen
times last night awoke plaudits. Only an ac
tor of capacity and a student of human na
ture could act with the repression that is
necessary to the perfection of the seeming
of the thieving servant. He did not, as other
and more eminent actors have done in the
part, forget for a moment that he was the
servant. Even in the great scene in the
second act with the Senora Lelia Caprices—
when the temptation is great— he did not for
get his condition and was the obsequious
menial through it all, albeit he was master
of the situation and made the woman feel it.
Mr. MayaH's performance will live in the
mind.3 of St. Paul people, for it is one of the
best portrayals of character that has been
seen en the local stage and demonstrates
that the young actor has a future that may
be truly great. A man who can depict craft,
feeling and devotion as Mr. Mayall depicted
those qualities in Handby last night will do
something for the stage presently.
Mr. Everham has a new but extremely
good conception of what the artist, Carpuls
Despard, should ba and plays the part with
a vigor that won him much praise.
Mr. Wyngate, always an efficient actor,
contributed his share to the charming whole.
Mr. Wyngate Is a man who wears
a dress suit as though it did not embarrass
him, and that goes for much in a society
play— not that Mr. Wyngate-'s work was lim
ited to wearing clothes by any means. He Is
a capital actor.
Grayce Scott was the Elinor Burnham.
She looked the ingenue and played it very
well Indeed. She was also cast for the role
of the maid and was even better there.
Miss Chapman was the senora and did the
heavy work gracefully.
Angela Dolores was the duchess, and, being
a beautiful woman with a gracious presence,
she added to the perfection of the ensemble.
Antoinette Ashton made her first appear
ance with the company as Mrs. Pyle. She
has a charming presence and wears a society
air — which is sufficient for the part.
The rest of the people were good. The
performance is a capital one and should
crowd the house with lovers of good stories
and better acting during the presentation of
"A Social Highwayman."
One of the interviewers of Rudyard Kp
ling, during his recent visit to Sou;h Africa,
writes of him in the Cape Times:
"He takes his work hard. He Is tremen
dously in earnest about it; anxious to Rive
of his best; often dissatisfied with his b?3t.
He is quite comically dissatisfied with suc
cess; quite tragically haunted by the fear
that this or that piece of work, felt intense
ly by himself in writing, and applauded even
by high and mighty critics, is in real ty
cheap and shoddy in execution, and will b?
cast in damages before the higher ciurt of
posterity. When Rud.yard Kipling had writ
ten 'The Recessional,' which two hemi
spheres felt to be one of the very iruast and
soundest pieces of work done by any writ
ing man in our daf and generation, he was
so depressed by its shortcomings of his pri
vate conception that he threw the rough copy
in the waste-paper basket. Thence Mrs.
Kipling rescued it. But for Mrs. Kipling,
we should have had no 'Recessional!' For
his best patriotic poems he has declined to
accept any pay."
- Youthful Candor.
Prom the Boston Traveller.
Teaoher — Of course, you understand the dif
ference between liking and loving?
Pupil— Yes, mann; I like my father and
mother, but I love pia.
Membgßp of the Order Held a Memo
rial Service at Market Hail,
Where Other Flowery Tribute*!
Were Paid to Tboite Wlio Hud
Paused Away Daring the Punt
That feature of the brotherhood of
the Knights of Pythias that st!r3 the
finest feelings in man, the refreshing
of the memory of the dead, was observ
ed yesterday with impressive and
touching oeremoniala. Thirty-five
graves thait contain the ashes of men
v/ho went into the brotherhood in Lfe
and are not forgotten in death were
decorated by their suiviving comrade?.
The graves of the Pythlans Who hava
gone before were sought out yesterday
morning by delegations from all of the
local lodges. The graves are scattered
through all the cemeteries in 'the city
and the* work of finding them and deco
rating Hhe mounds did not fall to im
r-ress the observers with the fact of th -■
universality of the ordar which recog
nizes no difference in race cr creed.
Each grave was marked by the placing
upon the miound of a living plant an
American flsg a.nd a Pythian flag.
There were no services a.t the ceme
teries, the general memorial seivioe b=
ing held in the afternoon at Market
hall in the presence of a very lar^e
crowd of people, not all of wih.m were
j Pythians. The memorial services were
I preceded by a demonstration in the
fcrm of a parade.
At 2:30 in the afternoon all of the
local lodges and about seventy-fivo
Minneapolis Knights gathered at the
corner of Sixth and Robert streets
where the procession was formed. In
the van was a platoon of mounted po
lice, and the several organisations form
ed in this order:
First Regiment Band.
Companies 1, 12. 13. 2, of the Uniform Etank
Minnesota Pythian Veterans' Association
Champion Lodge No. 13.
» Webster Lodge No. 29.
Lincoln Lodge No. 38.
St. Paul Lodge No. 43
Capitol Lodge No. El.
Twin City Lodge No. 63.
Washington Lodge No. 7.
Col. Milham was In command of the
uniformed contingent. Louis Pavian
was chief marshal and he had for aides
J. P.- Mealey and Arthur J. Stobbart.
The uniformed Knights presented a fine
appearance and their drill was perfect.
r i he line of march was up Sixth to St
Peter and to thj hall.
The sordid walls of the old hall were
magnificent with bunting and national
colors were everywhere. The front of
the stage was embellished by a group
of flags, including the American and
Fythian-" colors, and potted plants made
the decorations effective. In front of
the platform on Lhe floor a triangle was
marked by the placing of chairs, and
in the center of the space was a stand
holding a Bible. The uniformed con
tingent occupied 'lhe chairs in the
When Col. Milhana-'d.iopped his gavel
the platform was brilliant with the gold
lace and trappings of the grand offi
cers who occupied the seats.
In the center of the group were the
Hon. Ogden H. Fethers, supreme rep
n-sentatlve of Wisconsin; Brig Gen
Frank Barry, of Milwaukee, and Su
preme Representative J. F. Hilscher
The officeis of the uniformed rank on
the platform were Col. K. H. Milham,
»Co . W. R-gers, Col. A. C. Godfrey. Col
Grier M. Orr, Maj. R. F. Eldridge, Capt!
T. S. F Hayes, Capt. K. B. Hamilton.
The other gentlemen on the platform
were G. C. Robert Stratton, P. C• A
J. Stobbart, P. C. ; Louis Pavian C' C '•
James Schoonmaker, P. C. • Aaron Pou
peny, marshal; J. P. Mealey and Col
Fred W3>o^- n , of Minneapolis,
The services were opened by the read
ing: of the invocation by Supr.m- Rep
resentative Hilscher, and this was fol
lowed by a brief address on the insti
tution that was to be observed by G C
Robert Stratto-n. '
A quartette, composed of Messrs Ge
han, Keating, La Pine and Wi son, san
with magnificent effect "The Vacant
Chair. The Twin City orchestra follow
ed with a selection and then Col Mll
ham introduced the orator of the oc
casion, Supreme Representative Feth
Mr Pethers is an eloquent speak er
his delivery is graceful, and he uses
the art of the trained orator. He is
said to be the most eloquent man in
his state, and he sustained his reputa
tion well in Bis address that he deliver-
He referred, in opening, to the insti
tution of Memorial Sunday, and spv.ke
oi the expansion of proper reeling that
had groVn out of The custom. He paid"
a brief but touching tribute to his
friend, the late Frank McDonald re
tiring to the many good qualities of
tne Cead man, and closing- with a bril
liant burst of touching language. Con
tinuing-, Mr. Fethers said:
"This custom of ours cf refreshing the
memory of the dead is a beautiful" on
ana stirs the better feelings of man It
gives assurance to us that by its con
tinuance we will not be forgotten when
we have departed. The universal y of
the custom marks modern civilization
and distinguishes it. It makes th
heart tender and comforts the
"The lessons cf Memorial day are for
tho living and not for the dead They
Tht C !L US , that all is f-^lven when
the grass closes over n«, and* that cur
better parts will survive. The i°ssun
.s taught us that by the lives of th
departed ones we can improve our own,
and by their example, bi-cuE-ht thus be!
fore us, we can gain something of in
spiration, something of courage, some
thing of warning."
Turning then to the Pythian order
the speaker told something of it and ita
"The order Is in accord with every ;d
--yancement of civilization," said the speaker
it is a doer of good.; it brings men toee h r
socially and enlarge their means of taa»D!
ness; n improves men intelloc.ually snd mor
ally; it gives strength to tie w.ary and joy
to those who bear many burdens
"It scatters flowers, those emblems of Coil's
love over the pathway cf life; emohs
rough p.aces; encourages nob'e action- :e
--strains evil tendencies."
Mr. Fethers said that there was not
a material rule of the order that was
not inspired by a thought of mother
wife or daughter, and tnat the teach
ings of the order would lead to pure
living, and that, if all its tenets were
lived up to, Pythians would have hands
too clean to take a bribe; lips too nurp
to tell a lie.
"Cicero said that men chiefly resem
ble the gods when doing good, 11 said
the speaker, "and our order has for its
foundation charity and brotherly love
The Pythian indulges in the luxury
of doing good, and he knows the truth
' Cast thy bread upon the waters and
thou shalt find it after many days '
The work of the Pythian is to lift ud
the fallen brother, to sweeten the
draught in the bitter cup.
"If there were nothing else," contin
ued the speaker, "the tr.dowment rank
alone warrants the existence of the or
der of Knights of Pythias and demands
its continuance. The object of the en
dowment rank is to protect the de
fenseless. It is an almoner to widows,
a protector of orphans, an organizer of
comfort, a payer of mortgages, a pro
moter of thrift, a bond of unity for
"The uniform rank of the order con
tributes to the welfare of the nation.
It teaches men the first great law:
To obey. To know how to obey prop
erly and promptly is to Kecure the
greatest liberty. The rank helps to
make the soldier. It takes a year of
discipline and work to make a knight
of the uniform rank from the raw ma
terial, and that training may be de
pended upon to help the country in its
need. It makes the perfect soldier, for
a knight trained in this school doesn't
know how to beat a retreat.
"The Pythian knight must be a gen-
tleman in all that constitutes a right
meaning of the word. The elements
of reverence, of kindness to all animate
life, of decent respect for the opinions •
of others, must be a part of him al
ways. Given a well-stored mind, noth
ing will be of greater value or more
speedily Insure respect than courteous
manners springing from a kirdly heart.
'He fears god, loves dogs and is always
respectful to women,' fitly describes
the gentleman, and, all in all, 1$ the best
definition of him I know. Respect is
paid to him who earns it. It is the
world's homage to true worth. It is
the one priceless thing in life. It comes
from unswerving fidelity to lofty
ideals. It is the aristocracy of right
living, and ennobles the Pythian as
well as the prelate.
"The Knight of Pythias must be the
highest standard of loyalty to our
country. His study of the rituals and
principles of our order compels his
I admiration and quickens his devotion
Ito its flag. From his teaching and
I example should come that v/hite heat
of patriotic devotion which flamed into
deathless glory at Manila and Santia
go. The breed of martyrs is not ex
tinct. Teach all around you that love
j of country is one of the holiest loves
and that her heroes, like the martyrs
of the church, meet death with a song
I of triumph on their lips, while their
] hands fall in ashes at their feet. And
j I give you assurance that the people
j will never forget those who, in times
I like these, stand squarely behind the
; government."
Mr. Fethers told the story of the or
\ der and called attention to the fact
i that It permitted no class distinctions,
no distinctions on account of creed.
"It is," said he, "a fusion of loyal
hearts for home and country."
In conclusion, the speaker said:
"In a little while we will be gone,
[my brethren, never to return. When
I the memorials of the future are held
may the blessings of the living fall
upon our names. And to that end let
the supplication of each one be:
" 'Lord, keep my memory green.' "
At the close of the address the First
Regiment band played "America," and
then followed the recalling of the
names of the dead during the past
year. As the twelve names were called,
the uniform knights, passing about the
triangle, laid tributes on the stand
holding the Bible. The quartette sang
"Consolation." The band played : 'The
Star Spangled Banner," and the closing
Invocation was delivered by Supreme
Representative Hilscher, and the meet
ing closed.
You want to be a soldier Jim? Well, I don't
blame you, lad; \
The fever that nas hit you no-w once monkeyed
with your dad.
I know exactly how you feel, you're achin' fur
a scrap,
An' want to go an' help to wipe ol' S^ain
clean off the map.
When I was young an' full o' nerve in
eighteen sixty-one
I wasn't half content till I was coucled to a
An' now that you're a-feelin' in that same ol'
hostile way
An' want to emulate ycur dad I've not a
word to say.
I hope you've reckoned up the cost an"
counted it up well,
Fur war, as Gen'ral Sherman said, ain't fur
removed from hell!
You'll find It ain't no picnic. Jim; you'll s;cn
find cut that you
Won't have a bit o' nerve too much in pullin'
of you through.
It ain't no circus-day affair when shells begin
to burst
An' comrades lay in blood an' pain a-wrlthin'
in the dust.
An' bullets, jes' like maddened bees, zip past
in fiendish way.
Eut if you have a mind to go, I've not a
word to say.
I want to tell you honest, boy, that this ain't
no surprise;
I've seen the sparks of loyal pride a-dandn'
in your eyes.
An' I've been waitin' fur a week to hear you
make your talk
An' show your daddy that you come of good
ol' fightln' stock.
An' now. to close the matter up, I'll tell you
further, Jim,
Your daddy would have knocked you out or
you'd a-walloped him
If, when you'd hear your country call, you'd
make a coward p'.ay—
I'm prcud o' you! God bless you, boy. That's
all I've got to say.
— Indianapolis Journal.
I'll sink those English dogs,"
Said Gravina to his hogs
On board the Trinidad off Cape Trafalgar,
When Nelson and his fleet
The Spaniards came to meet
To have a little brush with the "hidalger."
The Victory turnrd the day
'Gains', the Spanish-French array.
With Collingwocd aboard the Royal Sov
And sank and drove the rtons
By the fire of Nelson's guns
Frcm the seas in which the cowards hail
been hoverln".
. i
British bulldogs growing mad
Sank Santissima Trinidad.
While Gravina ran away and left his vessel.
Just as Spanish curs will run
When the figiitins has begun,
And yield to Yankee arms their .\iorro Castle.
"Kiss me, Hardy!" said the hero
Without reprcach or fear O.
As he breathed his last 'mid victory an 2
Shot through the epaulet
By a =ncaking sea cadet
Of a Frenchman up aloft, so goes the story.
Like that victor of the seas
Whose signal on the breeze
Floated out in splendid bravery and beauty.
The United States today
Has the fame told words to say:-
She "expects that every man will do his
—David Graham Adee, in Washington Even
ing Star.
O the glory and the story of the fight,
The dashing oi the war steeds in th<?
strife— /
The charge, and the retreat,
Aiui the flag the winding sheet
Of faces staring starward from the strife-
Lost to life —
And the wailing of the mother and the
O the glory and the story of the fight'
The leaving for the battleground of fate—
With glory for the goal.
Where the cannon-thunders roll.
And kisses for lhe woman at the gate.
Who shall wait
For the unreturning footsteps long and
0 the glory and the story of the fight!
Blow, bugles, o'er the flowering meadows
— blow!
But, when the fight is done-
Wake ye each trampled one
That sought to see the sun of glory glaw!
Bugles blow!
But the dead beneath the drooped flag>
shall not know!
—From the Atlanta Constitution.
The ships have changed and the gurs have
charged, but tre spirit has J:lter'd n t,
For the lessons we learned in the lays 1 ng
gone we conned with <;:»eh s'ul-r-urz
And in those days, where o;:r fri^a es s i d
r.o matter how near cr far,
They made a r.a::-.e, and it's stlil lhe s;me
for the fighting Yankee tar.
Our grandsircs livid, and our pr.n "si es
fought, with colors ctGl'd to :Ye m« •
And we fellow ihe lead, in rhe da.s n w
hare, they save in the living p.-s .
Laid jfird to >ard, t!iey loved !o ngftt wher 1
their cannon would leav> their B'jar
A.nd they made the name, and it s sllli -ho
tvme, with the fighting Yan:<-a t >r.
For it's open wide the twtlyc-lasJi b.-ee h
and "loud" hrr wl.n ncr shell,
Then "prime" h-.-r when yju so: the vo~d
and sea jou "point" her we 1.
"Ready now!" "All lianas stand clear'"
until the word of "Fire!"
When the gunner jerks the lanyard taut for
another funeral pyre.
—Philadelphia Tim's.
Addicted to Sobriety.
From Ally Sloper.
Advertiser— Of course this U a post oi soa:e~
responsibility— «nd bofore engaging you, may
1 ask if you are a saber man?
Applicant— Oh, dear, yes, sorr, often.

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