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THE ST. PAUL GLOBK
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, ISOS.
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fiy thu United States Weather Bureau—
MINNESOTA—PariIy cloudy weaiher; north
westerly w;r<ls. WISCONSIN— Fair; light to
fresh westerly winds. NORTH DAKOTA—
Thr/'toning weather; slight snow: northeast
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KOTA- Threatening weather; slight snow;
n« rtfaeasCerly winds. becoming variable.
lOWA—Partly r-loudy weather; noruieny
Winds. MONTANA—Generally fair, preceded I
by light snow in southern portion; variable ;
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES — St
Pawl. 6; l'uluth. S; Huron, 2; Bismarck, 6;
WlHtston, <!; Havre, 6; Helena. 26; Edmonton, <
26; Battleford. —6; Prince Albert. —G; <'al- :
K:;ry. 2S; Medicine Hat. 6; Swift Current, 2;
Qu'Appelle, —4; Minnedcea, —J; Winnipeg,
Buffalo, 22-28; Cincinnati, 26-32; New York. '
80-40; New Orleans, 48-64; Boston. 32-42; Chi- I
cago 12-20; Montreal, 24-30; Pittsburg, 26-84. j
YESTERDAY'S MEANS—Barometer, 80.24;
mean t m^etwture, 6; relative humidity. 89;
wind at 8 p. m.. northwe t: weather, clear;
maximum temperature, 11; minimum temper
ature, 'I: daily range. R; amount of preHpi:a- i
ti'>n untl'.ed snow) in last twenty-four hours, I
\nt • -Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
The utterances of the platform upon
which Mr. McKinley was elected to the
presidency promised, among other
things, a reconstruction of the cur
rency system of the country. During
the first session of the present con
gress a bill was reported from the
banking and currency committee. The
committee framing the measure may,
or may not, have enjoyed officially the
advantage of the beneficent counsel of
the monetary conference held last year
at Indianapolis and still in the enjoy
ment of continued existence. However
this may be, whether all or any part
of the concentrated wisdom of the or
ganization of which ]tfr. H. H. Hanna
is chairman was imparted to the com
mittee OU banking and currency of the
house or not, a bill was framed and
reported, and it has been regarded as
the prouuet of the combined wisdom
Of those composing the Indianapolis
conference and the house committee.
Of course it met with criticism, for
and against, us all things do, whether
good or bad, when they come to pub
lic notice, but no action was taken.
The statement was made at that
time In several quarters that it was
really not the purpose of the leaders to
press the legislation; that the bill was
only put tog< tlier and introduced with
a Vii « to making a show of fulfilling
the promise put forth in the St. Louis
platform to do something, and that
Mr. McKinley having been elected the
question could just as well be deferred
as not to a later period for considera
tion. Fortunately the Spanish trou
bles came to the assistance of the ma
jority, and the house adjourned with
out doing anything.
It is t-videiit that there are some Re
publicans, at least, who do not even
j i know what they want. For in
stance, the Commercial and Financial
Chronicle, of New York, in discussing
the subject last week, took occasion
_"BesMas, recent developments show that
me i wntry has outgrown tho bill. The best
'• "l;"» ' •'■; for an early meeting of tha
ne* con 8 after the 4th of March,
ara lor the passage of a mensuie b-nrer and
more simple than the report the banking and
currencj committee has mado to the present
This affords the New York Tribune
an opportunity to express its gratifica
tion over the announcement by the
Chronicle and in a manner which re
veals much pleasure over the approval
of delay. After complimenting that
journal upon its display of good judg
ment in agreeing with the Tribune, the
\; the uune time, it may well be remem
bered that the country is liable to 'outgrow'
o:lhr measures, as well as the one reported
to tne noiise, before action can be reached on
any. * * * H is not in the least certain.
< '-her, that an extra session of congress will
be thought expedient next .March by the
president. There will t>e much more known
then roan La tnown now about our new de
pendencles, and about the monetary necessi
ties arising from trade with them."
Tims the promised monetary legisla
tion, which cut so much of a figure in
tii.' St Louis platform, is likely to con
tinue to be a long deferred hope. This
tune "our new dependencies" form the
weight attached to the chain which
has so lung held it back.
Senators as Treaty Commissioners.
There would appear to be a good deal
of reason in the point made yesterday
by Senator Hoar against the appoint
m< nt by the president of senators upon
treaty commissions. ('ushman K.
Davis, of Minnesota: William P. Frye,
of Maine, and George Gray, of
laware, members of the peace com
mission now in session at Paris, are
likewise members of the United States
senate now in session at Washington.
It is not their absence from the senate
that is criticised, but the fact that they
are engaged in the formulation of an
important international treaty upon
the provisions of which, when they r«
tin ii to Washington, they must sit in
The duty of formulating a treaty Is
a function of the executive branch or
the government. The ratifying power
is tho senate of the United States, a
part of the legislative branch of the
government. A two-thirds vote of that
body is necessary for ratification. It
Is not to be supposed that any one or
all of the senators who are members
of the Parts commission will return to
vote against the ratification of the'r
own \\ ork.
Suppose twelve men had been chosen
to serve as jurors in the trial of a
cause and the judge should appoint
three of the number to act as counsel
on one side or the other. It is not
rational to suppose that after all the
arguments were in, the tljree men
would return to the jury box and vote
against the position they had taken
in the trial or the cause. The Condi
tions of the commissioners and the sup
posed jurors are almost parallel.
In appointing the three senators
named above, the president stated that
the selections were made in order that
when the treaty came before the sen
ate for ratification these gentlemen
would be present to explain any de
tails that might require elucidation.
This was a feeble excuse.
The executive, legislative and judi
cial branches of the government are
distinct under the constitution, and so
markedly has this distinction been
hitherto maintained that all attempts
to give to the cabinet officers a voice
on the floor of either house of con
gress, as is permitted in the English
parliament, have been persistently op
The breach in customs heretofore ob
served, which has been caused by ap
pointments of senators to service di
rectly associated with the state de
partment, which belongs exclusively to
the executive branch of the govern
ment, is one which should not pass un
heeded, and Senator Hoar does well to
call public attention thereto.
Now Look Out for Jobs.
The island of Cuba is already pretty
well under the thumb of the United
St;)t' s, whether "for keeps" or not "for
keeps." And it really matters little
which. It is a splendid field for the
promotion of jobs, and processes are al
ready in the formative period, as wit
ness the recommendation of Secretary
Alger that a railroad be constructed
by.the government from one end of the
inland to the other. This is what that
excellent adjuster of great and broad
Wou d it not be wise economy for the gov
ernment of the United States to construct a
substantial railroad practically the who'e
length of the island of Cuba, with branch
roads to the leading cities on the coast?
Such a read would of course cost a large
sum—perhaps $20,0C0,COQ—but it would giv-3
employment to the people of Cuba, teach
them habits of industry, be an inducement
for them to cultivate their farms, ar.d thus
furnish supplies for the laborers and for th^
market win n the road is constructed. This,
in ray judgment, is absolutely essential to the
pacification and development of that great
island. It will bring its minerals, lumber
and agricultural products to market and open
up communication with all parts of the island
with the least, possible delay. The road would
be a good property, and when it has served
its purpose for the government could be sold
for its cost. If such an improvement is
not made the government will no doubt ex
pend fully that amount in charity.
It was Secretary Alger who inspired
the scheme of populating Alaska with
reindeer from Lapland for the relief
of the adventurers in the Klondike.
"Where are those reindeer now? They
are reported to be starving reconcen
trados, and many of them bleached
There are jungles in Cuba; why not
stock these with Bengal tigers with a
ftw sprinklings of elephants, leave
them there to propagate and then send
out government expeditions composed
of statesmen and ex-statesmen to hunt
for the game, while they themselves
should thus be provided with employ
ment and rescued from idleness?
The government of the United States
has had already sufficient wholesome
experience in building railroads. No,
Mr. Secretary, the people cannot as
sist you and your friends into working
this little job. You touch the propo
sition up very delicately and nicely,
even cloaking it with the suggestion
of charity. We tried the reindeer, and
while we fully appreciate your single
ness of purpose, Mr. Secretary, we real
ly feel constrained to decline!
Said Editors Dana and Miller to
New York newspapers have a delight
ful way of settling their little dis
putes with one another and in a man
lii-r not only satisfying to themselves,
but pleasing to the public. Note this
fn.in the New York Sun:
But for Plan and you and your kind,
George Waring might b<» alive today and at
the Read of the street cleaning department
of New York city.—New York Times.
Yes, and but for you and your kind the
New York Times might be alive today.
How nice it would be if some of our
Western journals could bring them
selves to some such amiable style of
addressing each other. In the above,
each &idr? rinks the other with the
rapier, and both leave the field smiling
There appears to be quite a consid
erable number of statesmen undergo
ing criminal prosecution at the pres
ent time. It seems to be somewhat of
a "fad" among them. There is United
States Senator Matthew Stanley Quay,
of Pennsylvania, for instance, indicted
in Philadelphia for bank wrecking.
United States Senator Richard R.
Kenney, of Delaware, is in the same"
boat on the same charge. Then there is
Gov. John R. Tanner, of Illinois, who
has just been indicted by a grand jury
for "willful neglect of duty as an of
ficer," in connection with the riots in
the coal fields at Virden. In New
York, Canal Commissioners Adams and
Aldridge have had criminal charges
filed against them in connection with
the Erie canal scandal. There may be
others not yet heard from. If the in
dictment epidemic should spread to
other states and capitals, there is no
telling where it may end. In any
event, it is getting to be a serious
business to go into statesmanship. The
tendency ought to be discouraged.
It appears that in his old age Uncle
Sam must become a linguist. He has
heretofore been able to make himself
understood in English, but since he has
takon Cuba, Porto Rico and Hawaii
under his protecting care it is incum
bent upon him to learn Spanish, French
and Cannibalingo, in order that his new
charges may know whereof he speaks.
But that is not enough. He is also
reaching out for the Orient, and he
will be obliged to speak and write cor
rectly Chinese, Japanese, Siamese and
probably Filipino. He will have to study
up idology, dragonology, fan tan and
numberless other things of which he
did not dream when he started out on
his recent mission of humanity.
So it will be seen that the old man's
troubles have only just begun.
Young Mr. Bailey must get a lead
before he can become a leader.
I'erhaps Sharkey wins so steadily be
cause h2 is on water so much.
For the next few months Spain won't
care whether her hat is on straight or
New York is now discussing a peace
jubilee. New York cannot be said to
This Christmas the diamond will be
fust out of reach of the man who bet
his money on Eustis.
A statistician figures that the world
uses about 3,500,000 steel pens a day.
Chicago uses somewhat less pig ik-iis
Lieut. Hob&un has refused 550,000 for
a course of lectures. Whiit a lot of
money h? saved for the man who was
cv. -ut to hlt£ him.
The common pug no?e with a big
Anglo-Saxon wart on it is Ji'st as easy
t) thrust into somebody else's business
;• the Cyrano de Bergerac nose.
Everybody is glad that the Thir
teenth Minnesota Is to come home. But
THE ST. PAUL, GLOBE THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 1893,
let's not hurry matters. If the boys
get back here in sixty days they will
come out of tropical heat to midwin
ter, hygienically speaking a most haz
ardous thing to do. They should not
reach St. Paul before the middle of
The New York Base Ball club is
again in a position to exhibit its short
comings. It has rented the polo
grounds for another ten years.
f-'agasta caps a tirade against the
United States by declaring that the
united squaarvns of the world could
riot take Spain. Poor, senile Sagasta!
Frisky little Congressman Cousins,
of lowa, is bobbing up and down like
a fisherman's cork in May. He wants
a standard of value now. Let's make
it a bushel of lowa potatoes.
Watermelons are quoted at $25 each
in the Klondike. If somebody up in
that frigid waste could start a hot
house watermelon patch it would be
worth two or three gold mines.
A London cabiegiam ?ay» Mrs. James
Brown Potter lay unconscious farty
eight hours in a room tilled with flow
ers and telegrams. Which revived her,
the flowers or the dispatches?
The thrifty man will land on his feet
wherever you put him. A Mlssoiirian
took two cows to Dawaon City and is
feeding them hay at $400 a ton and
coining money selling milk. Next!
Uncle Sam ought to be kept reason
ably busy civilizing his own people for
the next ten years. Among our new
fellow citizens is the sultan of Sulu,
who has more wives than any Mormon
Perhaps Mr. Rockefeller could help
out by starting an agricultural college
in Cuba. It is already evident that a
large part of the population of the
"Pearl of the Antilles" need to be
taught to work.
By the way, when Gov. Clough be
| came chief of the state he issued a
general challenge to anybody who de
sired to play whist. His challenge is
still open and unaccepted. Perhaps
Mr. Eustis would like a game.
There are still reveraJ ways of get
ting rich in the Klondike. Mrs. Kate
Rodeiiuach has just drifted down from
Dawson City to S?.n Francisco with
bugs of gold dust, a large part of which
she acquired selling broad at $1 a loaf.
St. Paul Church News.
A retreat for the members of the St. Vin
cent de Paul society of the city will begin in
the cathedral th!s evening and continue
through the week. Rev. J. J. Keane, of Min
neapolis, will conduct it.
• » •
The Women's Home Missionary Society of
the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church will
hold a memorial service at the church Fri
day afternoon, for Miss M. Harger, whose
death occurred recently at Ajheville, N. C.
• • •
Mrs. W. E. Hall, of 234 Arundel street, as
sisted by Mrs. Gregory, entertained the la
dles of the Univeraallst socie'.y Thursday
afternoon, at an "initial party," held for the
benefit of the worU committee fund. There
were present Mesdames George, Lamb, Nel
son, Bryant, Tyler, Clifford, Farwe.ll, Won
derlich, l':>ham, Weston and Whitney.
• • •
A social gathering of the pastors, elders
and Sunday school superintendents of the
Presbyterian churches of St. Paul will bo
held tliis evening In the parlors of the Cen
tral Presbyterian church, under the auspic»3
of the Presbyterian alliance. The objects of
the gathering are the promotion of acquaint
ance of the churc-.ii officers and the discussion
of the general interests of the churches of tha
• • •
The ladies of Unity church will hold a
Christmas sale next Saturday at the club
room of the church. They will also serve
luncheon from 12 o'clock. Pretty fancy and
useful articles will be for sale and a special
feature of tha fair will be a little booklet, ono
of Rev. Samuel Crothers" Christmas stories
published for the sale by Banning. The cover
was decorated by Mit-3 Olive Long, one of the
young ladies of Unity church. The booklet
will make a pretty Christmas gift. Another
little bookletjjiublished by Mrs. Diven, wife
of the new pastor, will also be for sale.
• • •
The ladies of Plymouth church will have
a sale of fancy articles at the church parlors
Thursday afternoon and evening.
» • •
The Ladies' Aid Society of the English Lu
theran Trinity Church will give a birthday
party tomorrow evening at Knights of
Pythias' hall, corner South Wabasha and
Colorado streets. Each one Is expected to
bring a penny for as many years as they are
old. Musical numbers will be given by Hon.
Albert Berg, M. P. Wold, the Arpi quartette
The Ladies' Aid Society of the First Swed
ish Lutheran Church have elected the follow
ing officers: President, Rev. L. A. Johnston;
vice president, Mrs. J. Borgstro:n; secretary,
Mrs. P. N. Lindquist; treasurer, Mrs. O.
Sohibeig; committee for the poor, Mrs. John
Olson. Mrs. John Bodin. Mrs. C. M. Carlson
and Mrs. John Fogelberg; parlor concert com
mittee, Mrs. Huitkrans, Mrs. John Olson. Mrs.
Gus Carlson, Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Lanberg and
• * •
The young ladies of St. Mary's parish will
give a card party tomorrow evening in the
school hali, corner Ninth and Locust streets.
Reform the Ballot Law.
• A considerable agitation has been start'd
to have the next legislature amend the elec
tion law by providing that the voters may,
by placing a cross in a designated square,
vote a straight ticket, and the Mankato Re
view, taking the figures of the recent elec
tion as a criterion, shows that, to some ex
tent at least, the present system of voting
has its defects.
For instance, with three Justices of the
supreme bench to elect, It was a foregone con
clusion that Lovely, being the first of the
Republicans on the ballot, would outstrip
Brown and Lewis In vote-getting, and that
Canty, as the head of the Democratic judicial
ticket, would lead Mitchell and Buck. And
such proved to be the case. Not only that,
but the second nominee of each party outran
the third. But It would be untrue to say
that Lovely was more popular than Lewis
to the extent of 25.000 votes, or that 22,Cuu
voters preferred Canty to Buck. Yet, on a
cursory glance, we might be led to believe
that such was the case, but the correct con
clusion seems to be that that number of
voters in the state did not know that the>
should vote for three candidates. So the
second and third names on the ticket neces
An analogous case to that cited by the
Mankato Review may be found in the elec
tion of presidential electors. There it will
be founi that the first name on the ticket
invariably has the largest vote, the second
coming next In number of votes, and so
on. There is scarcely any exception to this
rule. Thus a state which is close may elect
the first one or two of the Republican elec
tors and the head of the Democratic electoral
ticket, although the sentiment of the ma
jority of the voters would be for either the
Republican or Democratic electoral delega
tion as a whole.—Lakefield Standard (Rep.).
Comments on the Message.
The president's message this year is one of
the longest and m:>st tedious documents that
ever emanated from the White house. Hf>
seems to hay» thought it necessary to give a
complete hlstcry of the war, and of the ap
proach to the war. as well as of everything
else thai has occurred slooe he lust cou*-
municated with congress, from the annexation
of Hawaii to the payment by Mexico o£ $5,000
to one Berry Campbell for a blacked eye.—
• • *
The recommendation cf a commlf?*ion to
study the commercial and industrial condi
tions in the Ch/inese empire and report as to
the opiHirtunities lor and obstacles to th«
enlargement of maikets in China la an im
portant one and should meet with approval
at the hands of congress.
The recommendation for a maritime policy
that shall encourage American shipping Is
in line with the reference to the importance
of Chinese markets. The president wants
regular and frequent Bteamship communica
tion, under fehe American !lag, between tha
United Staitea and Its newly acquired islands.
• • •
The specifications noted constitute the
salient vx>ints of the president's message £p
far as it deals with the war. The rest ia
largely acknowledgment of God'a grace in
helping us to lick the Spaniards and the
usual McKinleyan rhetoric in relation to the
hurts of the people and other matters per
taining to political anatomy. The message,
as we have said, is respectable and conserva
tive. It will never set the river on fire, but
Maj. McKinley has never, bean suspected of
Incendiary designs of that nature. -Chicago
• • •
Upon the question of currency and banking
reform the president fails to make recom
ui'.-ml-ations or to outline a policy in the man
ner that was to be expected of him as the
head of his party at a time when ills words
would have carried great weight.
Hawaiian annexation is discussed, but no
light i 3 thrown on the auertion of policy
that will arise ia providing a permanent
government for the islands—a matter that
is to come before congress at the present
Jesse It. Foulke.
To The St. Paul Globe:
Something more than the brief notice which
has appeared in the daily pre£& is due to
the memory and work of Jesse R. Foulke,
whose recent decease has been thus recorded.
Born July 13, IS9S, in Morgan county, Ohio,
his early education was acquired in the
common schools and academy, with much
and persistent study at the farm home. Like
many ambitious young men of limited meins,
he later taught, while studying law, becoming
supneritendent of the public schools of Malta,
0. He was admitted to the bar in 18(58. His
tastes soon led him into journalism, ana
in 1872 he purchased the McConnelsville
Herald, the Repubiican paper of his native
county, and COBt&RMd its publication al
most to the time of his removal to St. Paul,
in 1886. It waa durjng this time and through
his efforts the Children's home was buiii
in that county. The Herald of last week,
referring to this, says: "The beautiful Chil
dren's home on the west bank of the Muskin
gum stands as a monument to his benevo
lence and his persistence." Early in that
year he commenced the publication of the
St. Paul Journal of ■ Commerce, since merged
Into our successful and useful Trade Jour
nal. In the establishment and conduct of
this, our leading trade journal, he showed
courage, marked ability and a devotion to
the interests of this city, which ought nov
to be overlooked' or Boon forgotten. Qur
manufacturing interests were especially of
importance to him, ar.d everything that tend
ed to promote the business and general wel,
fare of this community had his genuine sym
pathy and best word.
Prostrated by severe and prolonged Illness
and troubled also by the then "hard times"
for trade journals, he closed out his inter
ests in the paper and sought in other ways
to continue, so far aa failing health would
allow, active work in other lines. Hopeful
always and uncomplainingly he bore his re
verses and loss of health with fortitude and
patience. The friendly interest of those who
had known him In brighter days was always
When the sum of hU life work is made up
may It not be found that, lv spite of "i'auli
and failing," to which we all are liable, the
good Intent of one so earnest, so reasonable
and so right-minded, may count for more
than a mere brilliant career.
—Daniel R. Noyei.
St. Paul, Dec. 6, 1898.
LORD BERESFORirS TRIP.
British Rear Admiral to Return
Home hj- W>y c'f America.
SHANGHAI, Dec. 7.—'Rear Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford, member of
parliament in the Conservative inter
est, for York City, who has been In
China for some time on behalf of the
British associated chambers of com
merce, will start on his home voyage
early next month, going by way of
Japan and the United States. He has
received many invitations from Amer
icans to make the return trip by that
Hnmline Electric Knim Into a Selhy
nt Robert and Fourth.
Two street cars collided at the track in
tersections at Fourth and Robert streets
shortly before 9 o'clock last evening. The
heallghts. fenders and considerable gla=s
were broken on each car, but no one was in
One of the cars was north-bound around
the loop for Hamline, and was without pas
sengers. The other was an east-bound Selby
avenue car containing two passengers.
House Members Will Hold It on
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.-Although efforts
have been made to abandon the Democratic
house caucus set for next Saturday night, in
order to avoid possible friction, it was stated
definitely today, by Democratic leaders, that
the caucus would be held, but that its work
would be confined to determining how far
caucus action bound individual members.
There is no purpose, it is Eaid, to go into
questions of general party policy.
Brltoiih Welcome It Only to at Cer
LONDON. Dec. B.—The Times this morn
ing, protesting editorially against Secretary
Gage's "exclusive maritime policy," and ex
pressing a hope that congress will not in
dorse it, says:
"We regard with the heartiest feelings of
sympathy, and with but a tinge ql jealousy,
the development of th<> imperial spirit in the
I' :ited States, but it mi;3t not be supposed
that we are prepared to approve the adopthn
of an exclusive policy in regions in whesa
destinies we might have claimed a voice.
Representatives of the Natives Have
Started for Washington.
HONG KONG. Doc. 7.—Gen. Rievvo
didos and Dr. Lesdajluha, representa
tives of the Filipino junta, started to
day for Washing-ton, under instruc
tions to "endeavor to remove misap
prehension and suspicions, and culti
vate the friendliest relations with the
American government and people."
Story That Gerniany I* Negotiating
for the rstroliiM'M.
LONDON, Dec. S.—The Berlin correspondent
of the Times, who, denies that Germany is
negotiating for the. acquisition of the Caro
"A certain sentimental' desire exists in '.he
public miud on th^' subject, but tho govern
ment has not yet ascertained the vkwa of the
United States regarding "it and will iio nothing
until it knows theiffi.al terms of the peace
treaty be-tweon the'l'nitcd States and Spain."
""DEATHS OR A DAY.
NEW YORK. Deo." 7.—Benson Ferris, for
nineteen years president of the Westcbester
County Savings bank, was found dead i;:
bed at home in Tarrytown today. He w.is
74 years of age. Washington Irving bought
Sunnyside from Mr. Ferris' father.
MORRIS, Minn., Deo. 7.—.\irs. Lena siuiitn.
wife of Fred R. >?mlth. villigo attorney, died
at their home yesterday after an illrisss of
about a week. Sbe >a.yes two baby boys, ms
one yfar, anU the second oue week old. Tha
fureral will be held a: t!ic M^tholist church
Thursday morning at l'J:30; the Hey. George
BRAVE JAMEE TARS
ISiPARALLELED VOYAGE OP A
MONITOR OF WAR ACROSS
LITTLE MORE THAN A RAFT
Crnisc of Seven Thousand Miles In
the TroplcH, Through a Turbu
lent Ocean, With but Sixteen
Inches of Freebolard, Is the Mar
velous Achievement-Cnpt. Whit
lntf Praises His Crew.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—The navy
department has just received a report
from Capt. Whiting, who commanded
the Monadnock from San Francisco to
Manila, in which the latter, after tell
inp some of the hardships endured dur
ing the trip, pays some compliments to
the energy and efficiency of the officers
and crew, which made possible what
was without doubt the most remark
able voyage ever made by an ironclad
vessel in an emergency.
Capt. Whiting's report, which reach
ed the naval department through Ad
miral Dewey, is as follows
p f Sh S/ on^? nock. Swond ltata. Manila,
i*. 1., Oct. 21.—Sir: Notwithstanding the por
tentous eon-sequences to myself attendant on
A.I.H «? I? lthtajewel to the relief of the
Asiatic fleet at Manila. I should consider
Kind Words for The Globe.
The Second ward Demociats adopted the following resolutions
Resolved, By the Democrats of the Second v ard in meeting assembled,
that The St. Paul Globe be, and hereby is, most heartily congratulated
for the magnificent support it gave the city, county and state tickets dur
ing the recent election, and en Its success against the combined oppositlou
of ;ne Republican press of Ramsey county and the state of Minnesota, and
Resolved, That the Democrats of the Second ward give The St. Paul
Daily Globe their most hearty and earnest support, and that we rec
ommend The Globe to Democrats in the state of Minnesota as the nnn
daily in the Twin Cities whose efforts entitle it to the loyal support of every
true Democrat in the interest of reliable news, the furtherance of Demo
cratic principles and the success of the party in future campaigns.
The Third ward Democrats passed the following:
Resolved, That the Democrats of the Third ward, in mats meeting as
sembled, do hereby maintain that The St. Paul Daily Globe deserves
and should have the gratitude of the people of the state of Minnesota for
its honeat, honorable and fearless views, expressed in Its editorial and news
columns, during the recent campaign which culminated in the election of
that great patriot and statesman, Hon. John Lind, aa governor of the
state of Minnesota.
A similar resolution was adopted at the meeting of Fourth
myself derelict in my duty as commanding
officer, now that th» war is over, if I tailed
to call the attention of yourself and the de
partment to the highly meritorious services
rendered by this ship's company of officers
and men under the most trying and difficult
The ability, courage, zeal and endurance
shown by them in crossing the Pacific ocean
In a vessel of this type, oractioally a rait,
with only sixteen Inches fieo board, in her
loaded condition. certainly deserve some
recognition. A cruise of 7.000 miles in the
tropics, in excessive temperatures, with what
small deck room there is in the ship, packed
with coal so that sleeping places and Sleep
were almost unobtainable luxuries for the
forty days spent at sear—all hand* upon a
limited amount of fresh water, struggling
with appurtenances and engines never de
signed 1 for suv-h overloaded service, continu
ally breaking down and as continually being
repaired—no war duty has been more onerous
or more disheartening. Anticipating a fight
to death with the enemy's heaviest force afloat,
the voyage has been for all a forlorn hope
from die beginning, regarded as such by all
who participated, heartily borne by all with
out flinching, happily ending without an inci
dent, yet only needing disaster to ;mpnaslze
what 1 write.
I commend to the department tor such re
ward as may be deemed proper the executive
officer, Ucutenant Commander C. P. Perkins,
U S N for meritorious service during the
war ' He has n-b'.y and zealously assisted m
keeping the ship in the moat advanced, state
of readiness for action from the very outset
to the present day. His ability, close atten
tion to duty and loyalty are beyond all prais».
I commend also tho chief engineer, W. B.
Burdoff, who ha 3 successfully forced the
engines through such a prolonged voyage at
STcommend also the surgeon. J. H.
U S N whose never-ending care and atten
tion have carried the ship's company througa
a trying ordeal with a single fatality, al
though men were continually falliue from
1 ™ <* the ship have responded
most zealously to the unusaul cails mad»
upon them, and the ship's company has been
enthusiastically ready and wT.ling for what
ever duly might be demandtd of thc-m. iney
volunteered by delegation to coal ship day and
ThitVhlv'e succeeded in safely bringing
en?rey due to the m,st patriotic and ener-
to Manila during the war. deserve all the
favors that the navy department and a grate
[v public oan shower upon them, now and in
the future. Very truly yours,
tne iuture^ d whiting. Captain, U. S. N.
Secretary Long yesterday -wrote a let
ter to Capt Whiting, in whioh he said.
Tt v pxoeedin?ly gratifying to the depart
ment Vat? no withstanding its hardships, the
vessel was brought safety to a distant port,
fully realizes that the c ru i Se
of the Monadnock was such as to call upon
the natriotiem courage and abi'.ity of all on
board Fertility, endurance and zeal in emer
mand and merit the hearty thanks and ap
preciation which the department extends ;o
you and to the officers and men to board
he Monaduock. particularly those men Honed I
by jou-Ueutenant Commander C P. Per
kins U S N. executive officer; Chief En
gineer T. F. Burdoff, U. S. N-, and Surgeon
St Yolur statement that the ship's company
had br-en enthusiastically ready and willing
for whate\er duty might be demanded of
them is only what the department expected
of American scamrn, and it is very pleasing
to the department to know that the conu
dence imposed in them was noi misplaced.
In conclueion, the department notices that
you modestly attribute the successful cruise
of your vessel of 7.C00 miles across the Pa
cific to the ship's crew and officers, yet the
department is convinced that much credit
Is due to your gcod judgment and fine sea
manship, qualities most desirable for a com
manding offi-er to possess.
1 You are directed to read thi3 letter to the
ship's company at general muster.
Continued from Third Pagfe.
James M. Melady. Jacob Bohrer, Joseph Na-
Kle H. J. Peter 3.
Seventh Precinct—J. De Bruyn, chairman;
R. N. Hare, Ed Schilling. M. J. Moriarity,
Eighth Precinct—M. J. Moran, chairman;
Ben Minea, John MeGrath, R. T. Wardell,
Ninth Precinct—E. P. Melady. O. Sarard,
Jdin C. McCarthy, Al Graves, John Beissel.
Tetrth PrPtlnot—Samuel Dearing. chairman;
E. H. WooJ. L. Fahey, Theodore Parker, J.
P. Fitzgerald. , •
Eleventh Precinct—Peter Daley, chairman;
John 'Mcnzell, Leonard Voir, I^ouis Nasch,
i John Burch.
Twelfth Precinct —W. J. McAndrews. chair
man; Joseph Smith. Joseph Beiubien, John
Fytcn. James Manning.
After the orp^uizaiion hsd been p;rfec:ed
the meeting adjourned subject to tbi call of
The Seventh ward organized as follows:
Ward chairman, E. J. Darragh; secretary, W.
F. Constans; treasurer, E. J. Bishop.
First Precinct—F. W. Dcr2ps°y, chairman;
J. 1.. Townley, George P. Lambert, James
A. Meade. Joseph A. Harley.
Second Prr;'iriia--\Villiam Kingsi?y, cbalr
inan; William C. Read. L. D. Wilke?. M.
Doran Jr., S. B. Barton.
, Third Precinct—J. J. McCafferty, chairmaa;
William Rhodes, L. W. Rundlett, A. L.
Sibley, W. G. Strickland.
Fourth Precinct—W. M. Carson, chairman;
William Constans, R. D. O'Brien, James King,
Edwin J. Bishoj).
Fifth Precinct—John E. Stryker, chairman ■,
J. M. Lynch, M. J. Costello, P. R. McDon
nell, W. H. Burke.
Sixth Precinct—Thomas Slevan, E. J. Dar
ragh, Thomas Breen, Jamea Fejsley, S. H.
Seventh Precinct—James P. Nugent, G. C.
Garrow, H. S. Wossel, T. R. Kane, W. J.
Eighth Precinct—J. J. Dwyer, chairman; J.
I. Farley, F. X. Merzolf. — Hall.
Ninth Precinct—John W. Willis, chairman;
Stan. J. Donnelly, O. H. O'Neill, Patrick
Egan, Loui3 N. Doin.
The Eighth ward Democrats met in Wag
ener'a hall. Western avenue and Charles
street. Peter J. Metzdorf, who was appointed
by the county committee to organize the
ward, called the meeting to order, and was
chosen chairman of the meeting. L. L. Aune
officiated as secretary. A ward organlzaUon
was not effected last night, but that matter
will be attended to at a meeting which will
£? held at 241 Carroll street next Wednesday |
evening. Th« following precinct committee
men were selected:
First Precinct—Michael Lux, John Hickey, i
David Peebles. ». J. Hazzard, Peter Schaf- j
Second Precinct—Edward Risener, Henry
Brow-n, R. R. Clark, Albert Hanft, Fred
Third Precinct—T. J. McDormott, A. J. La !
Montain, Joseph Neid, Nelson Garges, Joseph ■
Fourth Precinct—George J. Mltsch, William
Preston, John J. Skeldlng, John H. Healey, I
P. J. McCue.
Fifth Precinct—Thomas Spence, Peter Russ
'bEch, John Derrick, H. A. Loughran, Edward \
Sixth Precinct—Rudolph Hintz, Steven '
Jonnly, Frank Sandusky, Thomas Nolan,
Seventh Precinct—F. L. McGhee, A. J. Al-
bachten, Dr. Adam Lyon. Michael McCarthy,
Eighth Precinct—John Wagener, Michael
Brenoan. Prank Kline, A. J. Rles, James Mc-
Ninth Precinct—Frank Kelly, Anton
Schutte, John Each, Joseph Jarosz, David
Tenth Precinct—Matt Haeffner. F. M. Gart
ner William F&stner, John Zechincister,
Eleventh Precinct—L. H. Lueders, Joseph
Kokeah, Stephen Egermam, Frank Kelndorfer,
William H. Burns.
Twelfth Precinct—John Welsh. The other
four comnrltteemen are tt> be named by Mr.
Welsh this week.
Thirteenth Precinet-^lohn Ganser, Dr. Url
Branch. J. B. McHugh, John Schalle, Albert
Fourteenth Precinct—James Loomis. James
MeCarter,-Peter Daiten hotter. John Stockton,
Fifteenth Precinct—John Filtz, M. A. Cum
minga, George H. Sehairffbilltg. Thomas De
laney, James Lynch.
The present eommltteemen ■will meet this
week and elect the chairmen of their respec
tive pre-cincts. The chairmen will then elect
the ward officers.
The complete organization of the Ninth
ward is aa fellows:
Ward Organization—Chairman, Edward
Quinlivan, 265 East University avenue; secre
tary, William J. Troy; treasurer, A. L. Wag-
First Precinct—Peter Miesen, sheriff's office;
John Furlong, 635 St. Peter street; Thomas
E. Byrne, chairman, 630 St. Peter street;
Loui a Je&srang, 318 Rice street; Francis M.
Cady, 64 Iglehart.
Second Precinct—Frank O'Regau. chairman,
corner University and Park; Frank Kline. 9
East Central avenue; George Mlnea, 745 Wa
basha; Pat O'Regan, corner University and
Park; L. L. May, corner University and
Third Precinct—James Jordan, chairman,
city engineer's office; Phil. Kline, Jackson and
Grove; C. B. Moral), 206y 2 Thirteenth street;
H. Kahn 216 Thirteenth street; John Dun
nigan. 19a Grove street.
Fourth Precinct—William Troy, chairman,
corner Fifteenth and Broadway; Steve Sul
livan, 565 L'Orient; Frank Dowlan, 232 Mt.
Airy; Samuel Marks, sheriff's office; William
Oehrleln, corner Thirteenth and L'Orient.
Fifth Precinct—A. L. Wagner, chairmin.
273 East University; Edward Quinlivan, 265
East University; Richard Gibbons, 184 East
Minnehaha; William Carmody, Colurnb'a
street; J. T. Mahoncy, 204 Pennsylvania ave
Sixth Precinct —William Smith, chairman,
763 Jackson street; Thomas Mc.Mahon, Arch
and Jackson streets; George Bowlin, 750
Jackson street; William Bowlin, 750 Jackson
street; D. W. Hlllyer, 4 Viola.
Seventh Precinct—William O'Rourke, Win
ter and Hice streets; S. Shedorsky, 117 Sher
burn avenue; Henry Thielen, chairman. Rice
and Como; J. J. Haas, 530 Park avenue; Fred
ET.es. 545 Capitol boulevard.
Eighth Precinct-^M. €leary, chairman,
corner Beck and Manitoba streets; Theodore
Freeman, corner Park and Sycamore street;
T. J. Kennedy, 761 Sylvan street; John Bas
sard, Sycamore street; John Nelson, 108 Win
Ninth Precinct—J. M. McElligott, 841 Court
land street; Frank Malone, chairman, 740
Agate street; Dennis Sullivan, 110 East Acker
street; A. Peltier. 817 Mississippi street;
John Lynch, 748 Agate street.
Tenth Precinct—C. A. John eon, chairman,
986 Agate street; Frank Tippln, 979 Agate
street; Thomas Sarsfleld, 121 East Geranium
street; James Fensterniaker, 219 Cayuga
street; M. Nedeau, 233 Cayuga streat.
Eleventh Precinct—John H. Mertpna, chair
man. 53 Hatch street; William J. Long, 98
Litchfleld street; Fred Rihm. Rice and Gera
nium streets; Ike Hlnes, 912 Park avenue;
Charles Dutch. 73 Lawson street.
Twelfth Precinct—George Neld, chairman,
753 Wabasha p.t.reet; James Brogan, 470 Rice
street; Henry Haas. 739 St. Petor street; Otto
Luetke, 657 Wabasha street; W. C. McCool,
727 St. P-.-ter street.
Thirteenth Precinct—John Lene. chairman,
95 Valley street; Thomas Flaherty, 99 Valley
street; Thomas Sharkey, 627 Warren street;
T. W. Delaney. 73 Valley street; John
Cavanagh, 29 Mt. Vernon street.
The meeting of the Tenth ward committee
men was held at University and Prior ave
nuc.s. The following ward and precinct or
ganizations were effected: Ward Organiza
tion—Chairman, C. A. Fleming; secretary,
A. L. Craighead; tr?asurer, F. H. Ellerbe.
First Precinct—Chairman, Alexander Adams,
Thomas McCann, D. D. Williams, Milton L.
Bevans, John Parker.
Second Precinct—Chairman, John Youngs,
Martin E. Nelson, W. J. Kline, Arthur Hayes,
Third Precinct—Chairman, C. H. Francis,
Dennis Collins, A. N. Curtis, F. A. Pike, J.
Fourth Precinct—Chairman, F. H. EUerbe,
C. J. Buell, Patrick Pewters, Joseph Meeks,
The Eleventh ward and precinct Organiza
tions wera perfected last night at Lugett's
hall. University and Prior avenues, the fol
lowing named commttteemen being selected:
Ward. Organization—Chairman, WllH&m
O'Brien: secretary, Scott Jamar; treasurer.
Con:ad T. Saundcrs.
l-ir&t Precinct —Chairman, Charles A. Mc-
Cann; C. H. Alexander. P. J. M.-Grath. John
Hartigan, Frank Undarlighter.
Second Precinct — Chairman, William
O'Brien; E. C. Ive^, Scott Jamar, E. R Max
well, \V. H. Comer.
Third Precinct—Chaii man, Pierce Butler:
P. J. Hyau, Richard i-Jatterman, J. Reagan,
P. J. Gk-ason.
Fourth Precinct —Chairman, Morris Luby;
Wiiliam Hunt, Jacb Hinkel, Thomas Smith,
The Minnesota Congregational club will
celebrate Forefathers' day on the evening of
Dec. 17, in Park Congregational church. The
speakers for the evening will be Dr. J. K.
Hosmer, Prof. Cooper, of Carleton college,
■jrd Dr. Hallock, of Plymouth church, .Min
Sirdar Return* to Egypt.
LONDON, Dec. 7.—Gen. Lord Kitchener,
of Khartoum, sirdar of the Egyptian forces,
started today on his return to the Soudan.
A crowd of friends bade him farewell at the
FRAMED AT THE WAR DEPART
MENT WITH THE SAXC TIOV
OF SECRETARY ALOER
IS NOT THE MILES BILL
lutrodneed by Representative Hull,
of the House Committee on .Mili
tary Affairs Differ* Materially
from the Hnunre Proposed by
the General of the Army Out
line of Its Provision.-..
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 7-Rep
resentative Hull, chairman of the
house committee on military affairs,
today introduced a bill increasing the
regular army to approximately 100 000
men. The bill was framed at the war
department and has the approval of
the secretary of war. it is not the bill
framed by Gen. Miles, as this measure
has not the high rank proposed by the
Aules bill, and some of the appointm
ents are opened to officers <f the vol
unteers or from civil life. It provides
for a lieutenant general, and what is
considered a sufficient increase of ma
jor generals and brigadier generals to
command an army of 100,000 men scat
tered from Porto Rico to Manila The
artilleiy arm is to be reorganized, sep
arating them into coast and field ar
tillery, but promotion to be by senior
ity of the whole arm. A decrease of
the enlisted men is made, so that the
army can be increased by recruits in
case of war, to full strength. The en
listed strength of an infantry company
Is not to exceed 145, so that, in case of
war, new regiments would have to be
formed, which would be volunteer, but
the regular army would make a sub
stantial first line. The bill provides
for a three-battalion formation. The
commissioned list is increased about
40 per cent, and, with the exception
of adjutant general, inspector general
and chief of ordnance, are open to pro
motion from the whole Tine. The most
noticeable increase is in the medical
department, in which a provision is
made for a hospital corps of 3,000 pri
vates, with the necessary non-commis
sioned officers, with a largeJy increased
number of aurgeons and assistant sur
geons. All officers and men serving in
the subtropical countries are to have
an increase of 25 per cent in pay. Un
der the immediate control of the presi
dent, inhabitants of the new countries
may be enlisted; in the organizations
The bill gives a total of fourteen
regiments of artillery, twelve of caval
ry and thirty of infantry.
Chairman Hull's bill is cast on ex
actly different lines from Gen. Miles'
bill, so that detailed comparison is dif
ficult. The Miles bill is based on the
theory of one soldier for 1,000 popula
tion,while the Hull bill is based on the
theory of a total force of 100,000, the
organization being constructed so as to
reach that total. Gen. Miles provides
for a general and two lieutenant gen
erals, while the Hull bill makes no
provision for a general and has but one
lieutenant general. Other impoft n"
Hull bill, thirty regiments of Inf
try; Miles bill, fifty regiments of
fantry. Hull bill, twelve regiments
cavalry; Miles bill, fifteen regiments
cavalry; Hull bill, a corps of artillei
Miles bill, fourteen regiments of s
coast artillery and two regiments -
field artillery. Th e Hull bill, in it;
first sections, sums up for the reorga.n-_
ized army, as follows:
HULL BELL PROVISIONS.
One lieutenant general; six major generals,
twelve brigadier generals, twelve regiments
of cavalry, a corps of artillery, thirty regi
ments of infantry, an adjutant general's de
partment, an inspector general's department,
a judge advocate general's department ;a quar
termaster's department a subsistence depart
ment, a medical department, pay department,
a corp 3 of englners, an ordnance department,
a signal corps, thirty post chaplains, the
chief record and pension office, the officers of
the army on the retired list, the professors
and corps of cadets, an army service detach
ment and band at the United States military
academy and such other officers and enlis:ed
men as may hereinafter be provided for.
The regimental organization of the
artillery arm of the army is discon
tinued and that arm is designated as
the corps of artillery. The distinction
between coast and field artillery is sim
ilar to the Miles bill, but more elabo
rate in detail. The Atlantic division
of the coast is defined to include the
Atlantic and Gulf seaboards, and tlv>
coast of the great lakes "and shall
ultimately include the coast line of the
Wet^t Indian islands of the United
The Pacific coast division is defined
to include the Pacific seaboard "and
shall ultimately include the coast line
of the various possessions of the Unit
ed States in the Pacific ocean."
The corps of artillery embraces 144
batteries of coast artillery and twenty
four field batteries. Each regiment of
infantry consists of twelve companies,
organized into three battalions of four
companies each. The company
strength, in addition to commissioned
and non-commissioned officers, is 112
men. In various staff oorps express
provision is made that persons who
have served as officers in civil life
may be appointed to various specified
grades. Section 16 is as follows:
"Organizations serving in Cuba, Porto Rico,
and the Islands of the Pacific may, in the dis
cretion of the president, be recrultrd in whole
or in part from the inhabitants thereof, to
whom the legal restrictions upon enlistments
In the army as regards terms of enlistment,
age. physical and educational qualities shall
not apply, and who shall be entitled to such
pay and allowances not exceeding tho.-se now
allowed as the president may direct."
Some \ois*y Scene* li» the Lower
House of the Diet.
BUDAPEST, Dec. 7.—ln the lower
house of the Hungarian diet today
some noisy scenes occurred. The let
ter of Dr. de Szilagyi, president of the
chamber of deputies, announcing hij
resignation, foreshadowed yesterday,
was read, and Dr. L. Lang, one of the
vice prtsidents, whose determination ti>
resign was announced at the same
time, personally announced his resig
Frai.cis Kossuth, in behalf of his
party, and Palonyi, for the Independ
ents, proposed that no cognizance be
taken of Dr. Szilagyi's resignation,
whereupon the premier. Baron Banffy,
arose to reply. For a time the uproar
made his remarks inaudible. When he
could make himself heard, the premier
denied that the government desired Mr.
rfzilagyi to make illegal use of the
rules of the house and employ force.
Finally, a resolution was adopted re
questing Dr. Sziiagyi to withdraw his
The reference to the employment of
force in th^femarks of the Hungarian
premier apparently refers to th" .sl
leged intention of Baron Banffy to ■ ar
ry on the government next year by de
crees, owing to the failure of Austria-
Hungary to come to a satisfactory ar
rangement for the government of the
COL PICQUART TALKS.
He Is Well. I'hynloaily. BntaMf
LONDON, Dec. B.—The Paris corre
spondent of the Daily Teleprajph
"I had an interview today (Wednes
day) with Col. Plcquart. in the Ch-
Midi prison, with a grating bet
us and in ihe iJKsai-r.c^
He appeared cheerful, and told Be !> •
was well, physically, n entally and