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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1599. Associated Press News. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier" I 1 mo I • moi 112 moi Dalfy only 40c !*.»» $«•<>• Duly and S'-nday.. .600 1.78 5• • • gunday 150 .78 X.%% COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By M«D |1 mo I 6 mm Hlmm Daily only I. 16c |1.60 $ I . 0 « Daily and Sunday..!. 85 o 3.00 4.0* Sunday 1 1* l.i» Weekly I A .78 !.»» Entered at Poitofflce at St. Paul. Minn.. M Second-Class Matter. Addreis all commuiil tttlons and make all Remittances payable to "THE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul. Minnesota.— — Anonymous communications not ootlcad. Re jected manuscripts will cot be returned ■■- less accompanied by poitane. BEANCH OFFICES. Kew York 10 Sprue* 8t Chlcaoro Room 609. No. 87 Washington St FRIDAYS WEATHER. Today: Fair; Continued Cold. Observations by the United State* Weather Bureau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for 24 hours ended at 7 o'clock last night: ST. PAUL. TVmi rature 7p.m. — 2 Uaiometer 30.31 Highest t.'iup OjHumldlty 90 Lowest temp —13 Wind. 8 p. m N\V Average temp — 6j Weather, partly cl'dy Pai:> range lSlPreclpltatlon 0 Barometer corrected for temperature and ele vation. OTHER CITIES. All temperature observations for the coun try taken at the same moment, 7 p. m. St. Paul time: _____^__ Hulutli — 4 1 Swift Current —24 Huron — S Qu'Appelle —26 Btamar.-k — 12 Mlnnedosa — ?2 Williston — lfi Winnipeg —20 Havre —18 Cheyenne —6 Helena —IS! Cincinnati L'ti Edmonton —16 Montreal 14 Battleford — 22;Ruffalo 22 Prince Albert —24 Chicago 16 Oa'.gary _ 24,I>itU'burg 32 Medicine Hat . -IS! — Below zero. FORECAST FOR FRIDAY. Minnesota— Fair; continued cold; northxeat winds. North Dakota — Fair: continued cold; north west winds. South Dakota— Fair; continued cold; nortii west winds. luwa -Fair In northwest, suow and warmer in southeast portion; north wlnd3. Wisconsin — Fair; warmer In southeast por tion; light to fresh north wind*. Montana— Fair; continued cold; northwest winds. Sleepy Eye's "Revenue Raiser." It is fortunate that a corporation measure that has just been favorably reported by the senate judiciary com mittee was introduced by a Republic an, otherwise the fact might have been heralded as one of those violent attacks upon capital, such as Kansas, for instance, might have planned. The bill in question requires "every cor poration for pecuniary profit" organ ized in any other state to maintain a public office in this state for the trans action of its business, to appoint an agent authorized to accept service of process and to pay a tax upon the pro portion of its capital stock represented by its property and business in this state. In so far as the first two require ments are concerned, they are prac tically exacted by existing statutes, with this distinction, that the pro posed nptv law applies, in the matter of taxation, to all foreign corporations "already established" in the state. If the father of this bill intended that it should operate solely as a "revenue raiser," he has failed to accomplish his purpose. It will do far more than that— it will raise a financial disturb ance sufficient to startle capital that has been moving from other states into Minnesota, under the impression that this was at least a conservative state. Note the language of the "taxation" section: Every corporation 'shall file articles of Incorporation, duly authenticated by the sec retary of state, make a statement showing proportion of the capital stock of said corpo ration, which is represented by its property l< at<;d and business transacted in the state", and su. h corporation shall be required to pa; into the state treasury fifty (o0) dollars for the first fifty thousand (50,000) dollars or fraction thereof of such capital sleek, and ' five (."I dollars tor every additional ten ! thousand (10.l»X)) dollars or fraction thereof Xo increase of the capital stock o-f any cor poration .shall be valid or effectual until such corporation shall have Daid into t.ie state treasury the sum of five (5) dollars for every ten thousand 110,000) dollars or fraction thereof of such increase." If such a measure will not impair the growth of business, depress the value of property, and provoke a tendency, at the head of the lake, for Instance, to drive enterprise and financial back ing over into Wisconsin, then, it seems to us, nothing else will. West Su perior is not so far away from Duluth that a transportation company, for in stance, compelled by such legislation to submit to unjust taxation, might r.ot readily avoid even stopping its beats at Duluth. Duluth business men who were then obliged to haul their K< *'ds all the way from West Superior to their own stores might Indeed con demn Somerville, of Sleepy Eye, coun ty of Brown, for imposing a heavy* ex pense upon them, but how would that relieve their pocketbooks, provided such a bill became a law? The state of Minnesota is not so poor that it needs to impose heavy burdens upon foreign "corporations for pecun iary profit" of any description. Least nf all can it afford to impose unjust taxation. Railroads and certain local corporations are undisturbed by this bill, but every other company engaged in any kind of business here, the whole or a part of whose capital is furnished by individuals organized In any other state, will be seriously affected. The Sleepy Eye statesman should be sat upon by his associates. Must the Canteen Go? In securing the adoption of a clause in the army reorganization bill, which has just passed the house of repre sentatives, abolishing post and camp canteens, it is doubtful whether the W. C. T. U. has accomplished the end which it sought. The sale of Intox icating liquors has always been pro hibited in canteens, but that has never interfered with the saJe of beer. Beer has always been declared by army of ficials a non-intoxicating beverage, and efforts to prevent its sale to soldiers have been futile. It remains to be seen What construction will now be placed upon it. Xo officer or soldier has ever been allowed to preside «rer a canteen, though soldiers have always maintain ed them and profited by them. Can teens are co-operative establishments, supported by the soldiers exclusively, who also share in the profits, and they have always been run by men con nected with the posts. The soldiers usually select one of their own number to look after the canteen, and he re ceives a discharge from the service in order that technicalities may be com plied with, and the establishment may be managed by a civilian. As post store-keeper he is able to purchase sup- plies at wholesale rates and to sell them at a minimum profit. This ap plies not only to beer, but to articles of food, dry goods, athletic outfits and other things required by soldiers. In this way the men are able to obtain for little money many more comforts than they otherwise would enjoy. The W. C. T. t T . looks upon the can teen as an institution exerting an evil influence over soldiers, but experience shows that this view is erroneous. The canteen has done much to suppress dis reputable resorts in the vicinity of army posts, for it has provided the soldiers with a place of recreation where they may meet and engage in harmless amusements without having to go beyond the limits of the reserva tions. It is the testimony of army of ficers that it Is easy to keep the men under control in canteens, while it is impossible to do so when they go out side the reservations, for they are un der the direct control of their com manding officers and amenable to army regulations. The canteen steward Is obliged to restrain the intemperate de sires of the soldiers and is forbidden to sell beer to any man whose condi tion Indicates that he has had enough. Xeglect to maintain order and dis cipline in a canteen means the loss by the steward of his position. So the man who has charge of a canteen is directly interested in running his es tablishment on temperance lines. Prac tical army men are unanimously in favor of retaining the canteen. Relief Legislation for Our Schools. The Ramsey county delegation is unanimously in favor of an increased levy of a mill and a half for the public schools fund. No self-respecting citizen can be opposed to any proposition to improve our public schools. There be ing entire unanimity of opinion as to the need of school improvements and a a moderate increase in current ex penses — no mossback has entered an objection, so far as we know, unless McOardy is to be considered a3 such nothing now remains but to push a re lief measure as rapidly through the legislature as is possible. It often happens that the more haste about any matter, the less speed. It appears to be conceded that the city is so tangled by an absurd charter as to make it next to impossible to secure relief when relief of any kind is abso lutely necessary. That being the case, the Ramsey county delegation is obli gated to give strict attention to the form of proposed legislation for St. Paul, as well as to its substance. If there is doubt about the school bill or any other public measure being un constitutional, then ought there to be a settlement of the question forthwith. If general legislation will point a way cut of the tangle, then let it be gen eral legislation^ No pride of opinion on these two points should be tolerated. What the parents and teachers of St. Paul want is relief. What the Ram sey county delegation must furnish, not enly as an evidence of intelligence, but also as a guarantee of good faith, is legislation that will "hold water," if its integrity is ever questioned. Charles Dickens on Child Culture. James L. Hughes, inspector of the Toronto public schools, sets forth in the current number of the Century what Charles Dickens did for child hood. "The Froebel of England" he calls him, and proves the appropriate ness of the sobriquet. While no man, at the head of a school system, can now command re spect for himself as an educator who does not fully appreciate and intelli gently foster the kindergarten de partments of the public schools, it was another matter to advocate their maintenance a half century ago when Dickens wrote in "Household Words:" "There would be fewer sullen, quar relsome, dull-witted men and women ii there were fewer children starved or ' fed improperly in heart and brain. To I improve society— to make men and i women better-It is requisite to begin I quite at the beginning, and to secure for them a wholesome education dur ing infancy and childhood." "To the Gradgrinds everywhere," says Mr. Hughes, "and to the large class who object to what they call the 'educational frills for children of the working classes,' in order to reduce their taxes, Dickens gave direct re ply: 'Utilitarian Gradgrinds, skeletons of schoolmasters, commissioners of facts, gentesl and used-up infidels gabblers of many little dog-eared creeds, the poor you have always with you. Cultivate in them, while there is yet time, the utmost graces of the fan cies and affections,' to adorn their lives, so much in need of ornament or. In the day of your triumph, when romance is utterly driven out of their souls, and they and a bare existence stand face to face, reality will take a wolfish turn and make an end of you.' " It will be recalled that Mr. McChoak umchild. who also objected to fairy tales ar.d poetical myths for children once said: "Bring me yonder baby just able to walk and I will engage that it shall never wonder." in this scene Dickens exposed the wonder-killing interest-stifling method of instruction which prevailed at that time, and has not entirely vanished yet for the "won der power is often lost through lack of opportunity for its exercise" or through the fact-cramming propensity of many a pedagogue. All this discrimination in educational science Mr. Hughes attributes to the fact that Dickens "understood the fun damental law of evolution by stages as taught by Froebel. which is now the dominating law of psychology." Dear Mr. Ice King, even you can wear out your welcome. Harlan Patrick Hall Is likely to find out how bad a man he is tonight. There is talk of a meeting between Sharkey and Corbett; probably in a sa loon. France wants to borrow $40,000,000. France should see our Mr. Clark, of Montana. The president of the Isabella mine wears glasses and has money enough to take a few. The New Jersey woman who eloped with a proof reader was soon brought to a full stop. Rev. Parkhurst Is in the reform are na again, now that nearly everybody else is out of it. Is Europe sliding the automobile un der our tent while she quietly gets a coiner on the horse? Just here it is noted that Sagasta and Don Carlos are playing their hands without fireworks. Secretary Alger Is going to Porto Rico and when he's off about 70,000,000 , .... . THE ST. PAUE, GLOBE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 183 9. people will sing "We don't care if you never come back." Allie Klttson can now resume buying Ice and what goes with it If he can get his wife's O. K. Sugar waa strong in Wall street yes terday. It wasn't exactly weak at Sac ramento, Dover and Harrisburg. As we understand it Marcus Daly wants the Montana legislature to apol ogize to him for electing Clark senator. Talking machines can now be rented for $1 per week. Mr. Jacobson, of Lac qul Parle county, does not need one. In spile of the general impression that Illinois was making it hot enough for him, Gov. Tanner Is going South. Mr. Stickney and the Bank of Eng land agree. The bank yesterday re duced its discount rate to 3 per cent. There was sunshine for the ground hog, but there hasn't been much for the rest of us for the past three months. Rudyard Kipling arrived in New York yesterday. This country is there fore due to flow with milk, honey and poetry. Gen. Shafter's letter to a well known magazine indicates that the next war will be between the American army and navy. Mrs. Lutz, of Chicago, seems to have read the old poem "If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again." In three years she made seven attempts to commit suicide, and the last time she was successful. A Havana, dispatch says Gen. Gomez has placed himself squarely in posi tion as an ally of the United States in the reconstruction of Cuba. Some body had better nail him down, else he will feel called upon to change hls'posi tlon some dark night. Epistles to St. Paul. Director Clark, of the Maukato normal school, told the legislative committee on normal schools yesterday that the board wanted the roof of the school trussed because they couldn't trust the roof. * • • He was from Dakota, He sat in a St.. Paul restaurant, partaking of a substantial meal and perusing The Globe. "We did not go to Chickamauga In palace cars when I made the trip, back in the '605," he remarked. "We rode part way In wagons, a sliort distance in box cars, and then — well, then we walked. This is a funny war, ain't it? That is, it was a funny war, with Spain. First we wiped the earth, and now we are offering the fellows we mrashed <100 apiece If they will give up their guns and be good. We are also willing to send them home, in good style, if they will please go. Get a lot of those Cubans and send them up to Da kota. We will civilize them, next winter, when the thermometer gets ready to break this winter's record. Then take all our In dians and send them to Manila to teach the Filipinos how to be bad. They would drive the whole Agulnaldo caboodle into the river Paeig and decorate the congress hall at MaJolos with scalps. Give poor Lo a chance. Don't give the Filipinos the $100 apiece. Old 'Bug' and Geronimo will settle all the trouble for less money." * * • There was aulte an exciting scene enacted in the front door cf the Germania Bank build ing, on Wabasha street, yesterday. A small boy who had committed some offense against the law in the course of making change for sales of papers took refuge in the revolving door way from a large policeman, who at tempted to get the clutches of the law on the small offender. The boy lodged in one of the compartments of the door and the police man following became ensconsed in another. Then the pair ran arcund at breakneck speed for some minutes until finally the officer gave up the pursuit. A large crowd of spectators witnessed the chase and cheered • * • Last night one of the tramp species, with enough bad whisky aboard to make him think he was imposed upon when he was locked up, landed at the station in a fit of boisterous indignation. Jailer Lou Galvin. in an effort to quiet the irate specimen, in quired of him sympathetically what he had been arrested for. "Well, I'll tell yer, me friend," said the tramp, winking one eye at Capt. Rouleau; "it was dis way: I stole a lot of hogs and dey 'squealed' on me, so de copper got wise and trew me in. See!" * • • Half an hour was spent by the senate in discussing a wolf bounty bill in a more or less frivolous manner. The thing staged wh-en Senator Daugherty discovered that the count}' auditor was required to preserve a copy of the certificate of the killing of the wolf, and all records pertaining thereto, in cluding the ears entire. Just how the audi tor would be able to preserve a copy of the ; ears entire did not appear at once to the Duluth senator, and he raised a question. Then John Ives cut in and said while Ram sey county was not overrun with wolves, he thought the Ramsey delegation might make some valuable suggestions. Sena top- Ryder, of Polk, sand Ramsey's claim would be con ceded, if two-legged wolves were to be in cluded In the bill. "Well," rejoined Senator Ives, "the popula tion here has been depleted somewhat in two years, but we have gained a good senator from Polk county." — The Philistine. News of the Churches. A very enjoyable musicale was given last evening at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Hartland C. Johnson, East Winifred street, for the benefit of Ascension church. The opening number was a duet, Sponaoltz' "Galop Brilliante," played by Misses Ror.-e and Chryst. Miss Eioise Kingsley sang "How Can I Forget You?" by Denza. She has a charming voice and sings with much expression. Miss Fannie Dean recited bits from several well known poems, strung together, with a very humorous result. For an encore she gave a French dialect pi9ce. Master Morrie Jeffreys sang two numbers. "Dream Stars," by Molloy; and Cowan's "Swallows." The latter is a dainty little spring Bong and was particularly well-suited to the boy's sweet soprano. Other numbers on the programme were: A piano solo, Kitterer'a "Berceuse," by Miss Mina Rowe; a song, "Bandolero," by Stuart, sung by Mr. Earl Wetherbee; a soprano »010, "Ben Ma Chree," Lane, by Miss Hlnderer, and a piano number, Karganoff's "Taran ttlle," by Miss Louise Chryst. Prof. Rys- Herbert acted as accompanist. After the pro gramme coffee and cake wer« served and an informal reception was held. • • • The twenty-fifth annual state convention, of the Young Men's Christian associations will open on the afternoon of Feb. 9, at the building o£ the Young Men's Christian asso ciation, Tenth street and Mary place, Miar neapolis. The .quarter centennial anniversary exer cises will be held on the evening of that day, and will bring together a company of men who are in the truest sense, pioneers of the Northwest, such men as Thomas Cochran, Doni«l R. Noyes. Tarns Bixby. of St. Paul ; W. W. Payne, of Northfield; D. C. Hill, and M. B. Lewis, of Rtd Wing; George S. Bradbury, D. C. Bell, William A. Petran, of Minne apolis, and Isaac 0. Sedey. who was presi dent of the state convention held in 1374. Among the speakers from abroad are F. L. Willis, the secretary of the Omaha associa tion; C. O. Michener, irttrnational college secretary; C. K. o<ber, field secretary of the International committee and one of £he strongest men in association work. Mr. Franklin W. Ganse. one of the active, push ing business men of Chicago, will be one of uhe principal speakers. The convention address will be given by Rt. Rev. 11. N. Gilbert, bishop of the Protest- unt E.pls<-o,pal church of the Northwest. Prof. Frederick J. E. Woodbridge, of tlhe state uni versity, hat promised an address which will be of the keenest Interest to every young man. Pj-esident Cyrus Northrop, of the state uni versity, has Just consented to take a part on the programme, and it Is expected that one or more leading men from each of the prin cipal college*; o* the state will be present to participate in a conference on the college de partment. The gymnasium, work for boys, Bible study, and work among young men in foreign Innds, will come in for a good share of attention.. All the railroads of the state have arranged to grant a rate of one and one-third fare, on the certificate plan, for this convention. • • • The vested dhoir of St. Paul's Episcopal church have kindly consented to attend serv ices at the South St. Paul city hall next Sunday afternoon, and a special programme has been arranged that promises to be very attractive. It is expected that there will be a large attendance. | IN WOMAN'S REALM. j The Club Corner. A proposal has been accepted to organize In London a society of American women similar to the Sorosis society in New York. A circular issued on the subject states that the desire to keep in touch with what is best in America and Ergland has assumed defi nite form in the idea of holding social ro union meetings monthly. • • • The League of Cook County Women's clubs is not a little agitated over the tre •nent accorded to Mr 3. Ida Wells Barnet.ti a colored club woman, at the Palmer house, Chicago. They propose to take some action on the matter. Mrs. Barnett says of the occurrence: "I entered the hotel by the ladies' entrance, and walked to the elevator. There was nc one in the car except the elevator boy. I was in a hurry, but the boy apparently was not, as he did not even close the door t-r make any move. Soon I understood it til, for a White man in the uniform of a porter came up and told me that I could not ;ide in the elevator unless I had a permit from the office. " 'What!' I exclaimed. He assured me that it waa a house rule, made because so many colored women had been in the habit of soliciting laundry work among the guests. That was only adding Insult to injury, and I left the elevator. I was almost tempted to leave the hotel, but as I had a report to read to the league,^ I took the other alterna tive—that of walking up the stairs." • • * All the club women of Newark, N. J., have combined forces for the purpose of erecting a handsome building to be devoted to the Inter ests of women's organizations. • • • The Cantabrigla Club of Massachusetts has for two years supported a free kindergarten and held mothers' meetings, thus educating 1 not only the children but the mothers as well. It has fitted _up In one school of Cambridge a thoroughly equipped model kitchen. The flub, women support a teacher in domestic science 'to instruct the glris of the public school on Saturdays. Over 400 girls have applied for admission to this school, but only 96 could be accommodated. This club has also secured' d' course of ten lectures on birds by Olive Thorno Miller "for the benefit of public school children, to be given in the hall of the high school. It Is also j looking forward to establishing a permanent ■ scholarship at Radcllffe college, and while j perfecting the arrangements for this j>erman i ent fund Is at the same time -ufay ing the expenses of a student at Racfccliffe. • * • Mrs. Lowe, president of the General Federa tion, read an address recently before the Louisiana State Teachers' convention. The full text of her paper is now running in the Club Woman. Discussing the ethics of the club, she said: "During the little neighborhood quarrels which were often in progress, at a. time when men lived in castles securely defended from the enemy by drawbridges and portcullis, spending .much' of their time in warding off attacks from the semi-barbarous crowds with out, no one will deny that home was the best place for woman, and that the limited edu cation at her command -was sufficient for the fulfillment of all demands made upon her. But this order of things no longer exists. Today social safety and comfort are not dependent upon the effort of man in the fashion above described, but upon the money made in busi ness and the vote cast in the ballot box. I While woman's environment is greatly <!hang -1 ed, yet she still, and very properly, remains the guardian of the home, and as home mak er she elevates the world by filling nobly and well this high office. Home will always be a good place for women, as well as men. but it is not the only place by any means where woman should be, or where her influence tihould be felt." ♦ » • As a result of women's broader education, Mrs. Lowe says that "the mothers of today are not only interested in hustling the child off to school at the appointed time, but they are able either to. criticise the weakness or app".aud the strength of the system by which the child is being developed. They have their own ideas based upon scientific study and investigation of why and how the child should be educated. They believe that this is a problem for the public as well as thepeda gogue to consider. ' We- find that none are more ready to welcome this movement among club women, looking to a general awakening of public Interest in-.educational methods, than those men and women who for many years have ta'.ked In vain over the heads of the pub lic upon such subjects as the importance of kindergarten methods, or the psychological as well as industrial value of manual train ing. In the future we may hope that it will be easy to convince' the public that the teach er is not a faddist why by sympathy will seek to discipline instead of destroy the emotional life of a child." New Women Need 'Sot Apply. In The Young Woman, Baroness yon Bis tram says there ia no opening for single women in Germany except as teachers or governesses. "It was this fact," says the baroiic-ss, "which ten years ago made us start the Frauenbevegung. We desired to establish a college for the higher education of women. This could not be done without the consent of the government, and for five years in suc cession a petition was returned from the reichstag without even having been r^acl. M At last a gleam of hope came from the lit tle go-ahead Duchy of Baden. There ihe grand-duke's permission was obtained to lay the foundation of a girls' college in Karlsruhe, and when that was completed we knew that the women's cause in Germany would never die. It was only the thin end of the wedge, but it gave us hope to go on. That college at Karlsruhe Is the only one In exlstencs at present for the Mgher education of women. Girls are taken at 12 years, and kept until they have completed th^ examination corre. spending to the flnai one in the male students' college. In one of ; tht. towns In the sama <fuchy women aresoccasionally employed in the postofflce, working, ot course, for a much lower salary than the men; but even the fafet of their being employed at all is a step for ward. X "From the flrat.'^ tn« baroness added, "we have been beset with difficulties, and our work has often been most 'discouraging, as we found the very people f#r whose benefit we were working slow to co-operate with U3. Women lacked energy, and -were content to go en living as they had been accustomed to live, and seemed disinclined to make any chang9 in the simple, uniapirlng life which i 3 the tradition of every Jiausfrau." ' . ;n Grave Subjects. The Methodist Episcopal ministers of Bal timore passed a resolution recently declaring against Sunday funerals. The paper also en tered into other features of funerals, and sug gested She plan of using trolley cars instead of carriages. Dr. G, Herbert Riohardaon, who presented the paper, wu careful, however, to avoid any declaration In favor of trolley car funerals, merely suggesting tho idea. I>r. Riohardson said to a reporter for the News that it was Intended only to put the Idea before the public and allow people to do what they pleased with . it. Another feature of the paper was a declaration against long services at ithe grave. In 1 bad weather this la exceedingly unpleasant, and the paper advocate* brief services for the benefit of the people who sUnd around the grave. There was some discussion of the paper, and thfl reasons for Us adoption were stated. The hackmen and funeral director*! are olatmed to be In accord with the ministers on the gen eral features of the action taken, although it was not stated that the hackmen favored trolley-car funerals. The ministers cay that Sunday la too busy a day for them to have any additional engagements put into it, and therefore It Is desired that m far aa possible funerals be held on other days. A Traditional Gift. The first Rift the Duke of Marlborough pre sented to the duchess on her arrivaf at t!he ducal <home -was a little Blenheim spaniel. It is a tradition in the house of Marlborough tihat each duchess shall have as a constant companion one of those faithful little doge. The reason for tihis dates back to the battle of Blenheim, When a pet spaniel belonging to the lirst Duke of Maryborough followed its master on the battlefield and never left his heels for a single moment. After the battle Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough. adopted the brave little fellow and took it with her wherever she went, thus establishing a precedent for all the duchesses that have come after her. Harem Diplomat*. Russian women are coming to the front. Witness the establishment of the school In St. Petersburg for the purpose of training women for secret service in the seraglios of the Orient. The existence of this school Is an admission of the political power of the harem. Oriental gentlemen do not speak of their wives and do not invite their friends to dine with their families. They avow a pro found contempt for women in general, and for women's mental powers in particular. But. notwithstanding; this fact. Orten-tal women hare directed the politics of many diplomats. There Is no way for male diplo mats to influence or win over to their side the invisible powers. The^, Russian women agents will have access to the seraglio, and intll they are called upon to cope with po litical rivals of their own sex, who, like them, can reach the inmates of the seraglio, will have a free hand to work for Russia. The students of the school at St. Petersburg are being instructed not only in the Turk ish, Chinese, Siamese, Persian and Japanese, but likewise in various dialects spoken in India, which leads comm«nltors to believe that the Russians have in view political in trigues in In<?la by means of the harem. It is also stated that Emperor William Is alive to this species of diplomacy, and that he sent his slater-ln-lww. Princess Henry of Prussia, to China seas, not so much for tie purpose of seeing her husband at Hong-Kong as with the object of making the acquaintance and securing the good -will of the empresses of China and Japan. ATTACKJS THE ANTI-SUFFRAGISTS. Ida D. Harper Calla Them to Task for Their Motive of Action. Ida D. Harper, In an article In the New York Sun, lays the lash on women who have organized to prevent the enfranchisement of their sex. "While men have been very slow and very reluctant to perform this act of Justice," she Bays, "it has remained for women themselves to organize in order to prevent .It. It the conferring of the suffrage would compel these women to exercise It, one might understand their action, but since they would be left entirely free, their determination that even those women -who desire representation shall not have It, is, to put it mildly, not the spirit of a true American or a true Christian. One of the articles of their creed Is that 'universal suffrage Is a mistake,' end be hind their opposition to an increase In the voting power is the desire to change our form of government to an aristocracy. "A comparison of the personnel of the anti suffrage and the suffrage advocates tells its own story. Ailmost without exception the former appear in print under the husband's name. Their own individual names would convey no meaning to the public. Scarcely one is known for her own work In literature, science, education, practical philanthropy, business enterprise or any active effort for the benefit of mankind. Opposed to these place the names of thei most prominent of the pronounced advocates of suffrage for women, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Su san B. Anthony, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Frances Power Cobbe, Lady Aberdesn, Lady Henry Somerset, Annie Besant, Lucy Stone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa "M. Alcott, Mary A. LJvermore, Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton, Zerelda Q. Wal lace, Mary L. Booth, Alice and Phoebe Cary, Mary Clenimer, May Wright Sewall, Alice Freeman Palmer, Sarah B. Cooper, Leonora Barry-Lake, Anna Dickinson, Annie L. Diggs, Grace Greenwood, Harriet Hosmer, Lilian Whiting, Bertha Honore Palmer, Jane L. Stanford, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Frances E. Willard and aill the host of W. C. T. U. leaders, Myra Bradwell and all the women lawyers, the Rev. Anna H. Shaw and all the women ministers, Dr. Mary Putnam Jaeobl and practically all of the women physicians, and the vast majority of teachers and news paper women." IN THE SOCIET^ WORLD. A chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Fergus Fal.s Monday, aud will be known as the Fergus Falls chapter. This Is the first chapter to be organized m the state outside of the four largest cities — Min neapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Winona. The work of organizing the chapter haa devolved upon Mrs. James A. Brown, who haa been a member of the St. Paul chapter for many years, and was urged to take up the worfc of organization, as there are many in the northern part of the state who are so far from St. Paul that it makes it inconven'.jnt as well as expensive to attend, and it is ex, pected that they will Join- the Fergus Falls chapter. The charter members of the chapter are Mrs. James A. Brown, Mrs. D. W. Hixson, Miss Hixson, Mrs. F. C. Barrows, Miss Hun toon, Miss Warfield, Mrs. J. G. Shonts, Mirs Shouts, Mrs. H. T. MoMahon. Mrs. J. O. Blllinge, Mrs. F. H. Gray, Miss Elizabeth Underwood. The officers of the chapter are Mrs.. James A. Brown, regent; Mrs. M. T. McMahon, treaimrer; "SUea Warfleld. secretary; Mrs. F. G. Barrows, registrar. The officers form, the boad of management. Mrs. Bro"wn wa« elect ed delegate and Miss Shonts alternate. Mrs. Brown will go to St. Paul Friday to attend the state meeting. Mrs. R. M. Newport is going to present tha chajvter with a cherry gavel from Wash ington's home at Mount Vernon. Mrs. E. S. Robbins and Miss? Annie M, Semple, of Irvine park, gave a large recep tion yesterday afternoon from 4 to 6. ♦ • • Mrs. Darius R. Hevener has Issued invita tions for. a euchre to be given at her horn* on East Sixth street next Wednesday after noon. • • • Mrs. James Schonnmaker gave a progres sive luncheon yesterday afternoon at her home, 412 Bates avenue, for Mrs. Charles Lytle, of Marquette, Mich., who ia her guest. Among the guests were Mrs. Dents Follett, Mrs. T. D. Simonton, Mrs. William Llndeke, Mrs. Charles S. Morgan, Mrs. J. B. Batrd, Mrs. Charles T. Clark, Mrs. A. E. Macartney, Mrs. W. S. Briggs, Mrs. G. Tltcomb and Miss Maginnls. * • • Mrs. W. G. Womack, of Bates avenue, en tertained the ladies of Bates Avenue M. E. church Wednesday afternoon. A very ex cellent musical and literary programme was given. Those participating were: Miss Lor etta Hickey, Mrs. Steveson, of Minneapolis; Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Sago and Miss Clo Brink. Tho Laurel Cycle club gave its third an niversary ball last evening at the Ryan ho tel. It Droved to be a very pretty party, and a most enjoyable affair. The dancing ! took place in the dining room, which was tastefully decorated with the club colors, purple, green and white. Punch was served in the corridor. The complete St. Anthony Hill orchestra was in attentVince. and from 8:30 to 9:90 gave a promenade concert. The following were the numbers played: Over ture, "Lustspiel," Keler Bela; song for cor net, "Andante in P. Major, Fr. Kucken; piece characterlstique, "Rainbow Dance, Rosey; popular airs, "One Jolly Good Time," Beyer. This was followed by the programme of eighteen dances. On the floor committee were Wolfred Nel son, Gus 0. Messing, W. J. Prendergast, C. O. Martin and Edwin M. Wilson. The reception committee consisted of F. B. Low, Dr. M. O. Nelson, B. S. Wedln. H. L. Wyand, ». O. Smith. W. J. Murray, C. B. Gedney, W. W. Baker, F. J. O'Rourke, H. F. Schroeder, R. W. Duncan, 11. G. Moe, A. D. Trempe, Dr. L. A. Nelson, R. J. Mes sing. 8. 8. Wlnshfp. O. A. Smith, H. E. Al len, AI Cameron, Fay Murray, F. A. Hagen, •W. E. Collins, F. E. Brown, A. C. Hall. Guy Chase and W. A. Hall. • • • A hop was given last evening at Sherman hall by the Monarch Social club. On the arrangement committee were T. Odea, O. Bhultz and O. Tupple. Brose's orchestra furnished the music. • • • Owing to the Inclemency of the weather, the entertainment to be given at the home of Mrs. W. Q. Allen next Friday evening is postponed until the third week in this month. • • • The Clover Leaf Social club will give a eu chre party Monday evening, Feb. 8, at Cen tral hall. Six prizes will be awarded. • « • Mrs. E. C. Becker entertained a large number of ladles at a progressive euchre party yesterday afternoon at her home on Laurel avenue. « • « Mrs. John Lind received yesterday after noon from 4 to 6. Mrs. E. T. Young poured tea. The tea table was daintily decorated with pink and white carnations. • • • Mrs. William Dana and Mrs. FairchlJd of Pleasant avenue, entertained at progressive euchre yesterday afternoon. Cards were played at fifteen tables. Mrs. Dana and Mrs Fairohlld were assisted by Miss Humphreys' of Minneapolis; Miss Agnes Dana and Mlsa Warner. • • • Miss Mamie Bowlln, of Summit avenue gave a luncheon yestetrday for Miss Leslie, of Cleveland, O. Covers were laid for ten. • ♦ ' * Mrs. C. J. MoConvllle. of Arundel street, wLI give an afternoon euchre party for Miss Leslie Friday. Feb. 10. » • « The Misses Mabel and Mary Oowles of Me-- Xsr^oiESrrfflf. 0 " 1 for a ' dancln * * * * Frank Fernald, of Lincoln avenue, will give a dancing party tomorrow evening for the Jolly Twelve. « « • h« r^.^' R - Hey ener, °t East Sixth street, afterrT * euchre party Tuesday • • • Capt. and Mrs. M. L. MoCormick. of Cedar Tuelda]^venin^ """-"<»» *>r a card party J!fcn I " Ih(V1 h ( V? rS - W - T - <*»'<"«». <>f the Metro- T^X cv e cUg Ye * Card pßrty and ™™~ • ♦ • vi? e Tw <la & n ir ?} c me l t9 this evening with Mrs. Denis Follett of the Albion. "The Re formation In England" will be the sublet mdley " ""* * Paper on "Cranmer and * • • The board of managers of the St Paul *X° v^t D % ArtS held ltS momh?y S n * y Jr ßter i a ' r morning m the Moore building. Mrs. D. A. Monfort presided. There meetlS? TrX*^ large att^anoe at the to be in' n fl reports showed the school to be In a flourishing condition. There were fifty-five pupils for the month of January and many new ones have lately come in The and" h,?n 6 ° m V, f th l Puplla h ™ been framed cr^iastwi^g 0 ' 1108 - Tbey f ° rm *™* fast h6 Th a ™ n h. deC °, rat l ( l n fs Pressing very ■•nl" ♦. pr D oblem fOl- the past week has been of.atnToef^^ei'" the deCaratlva fl « ures njx fhTid^Vsr 3 ia the saturday • • • Rt. Rev. Samuel C. Ed'sall, bishop of North Dakota ana Mrs . Edsal , w ' m ar ?|V™ ,£-°[£j city today. They will ba the guests of Arch deacon and Mrs. Appleby, Laurel avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, of Portland avenue, will leave Saturday for California. G. R. Whltbeck has returned from New Miss Jeanetta Durno, the pianiste at -the Burmester concert, was entertained during wL,M ay * ln th f e cl } y by MlB3 Ned °t>yty, Nortfi Washington street. Dr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, of Dayton ave nue, will leave this month for New Orleans. Mrs. E. C. Bronson, who has been vlsltine Mrs. C. W. Johnson, of Virginia avenue will leave shortly for Everett, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. McCormick, of Selby avenue, have returned from the East. SONS OF HERMANN OFFICERS PRESIDENT FOELSOM AND SEV ERAL, OTHERS WERE RE-ELECT ED BY THE GRAND LODGE The $20,000 Reserve Fund to Be Turned Over to the Trust..,-, Koerner Lodge Entertained the Members Last .\i-lit. The twenty-fourth annual session of the state grand lodge of the Order of Hermann Sens was closed shortly before 6 p. m. at Assembly hall last night. The session tf the day was devoted largaly to the dis cussion of proposed changes of the consti tution and by-laws. A great deal of time or the day's session was devoted to the «üb ject of what to do with the $20,0*) reserve tund, which was finally adjusted and turned over to the trustees. The election of grand loago officers resulted in the selection of the following: Grand President— William Foelsom of St Paul, re-elected. Grand Vice President— Frank Noethen of Minneapolis. Grand Secretary— H. Order, of Minneapolis re-elected for the fifth time. Grand Treasurer— E. F. Lemke, of St. Paul re-elected for the tenth term. Grand Trustees— Christ Flgge. St. Paul- Gustave Pflaum, Minneapolis; Ed Hammer' St. Paul. Inside Watch— Louis Coleman, St. Paul Outside Guard— L. Sprlcht, St. Paul Board of Directors of the G.-and Lodge— Hermann Schnell. St. Paul, H. Vogt Minne apolis: John Kuntz, Bt. Paul, and C. Her mann, Minneapolis. The contest. was an easy one, with the ex ception of secretary and treasurer; for the former Henry Koenlg, of St. Paul, was against 11. Circler, of Minneapolis, and the St. Paul man wmt down to defeat Christ Figge was pitted against E. F. Le-m --- for treasurer, both of St. Paul, but Mr. Lemke easily defeated his opponent. A large number of the delegates and tha new grand officers were last night entertained by the members of Theodore Koerner Lodse No. 16 at their rooms in Blsenmenger's hall on University avenue. Mayor Klefer was a guest of bonor. with the grand officers. Sev eral short addresses were delivered during the evening, and lunch was served by the ladlea of tho auxiliary lodges. NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS. Some Important Matter* In Connec tion With the Banquet Ticket*. Any member of the Democratic city ami county organization holding tickets for sale to the banquet must report sales and return all unsold tickets to the secretary at. room 1009. New York Life building, not later than Saturday. Fab. 4. All tickets not so reported win be cancelled. ♦ • » The Sixth ward Democratic executive com mittee niFt last evening ai:d received reports from each of the precincts In the ward In re gard to the distribution of tickets for the banquet to be given at the Metropolitan by the city and county organization. After a dis cussion of matters concerning the ward or ganization It was voted to Tiofcl a general meettag cf the ward organization on Thurs day, March 23. at iißo South Wabasha street. Messrs. McGheo and T. R. Kane will be ask ed to deliver a<Mre«ses. citylias a claim. Wants Pay for the Street Improve ments In Front of the Capitol. One of the bills Introduced In the house Saturday by Mr. Dunn. (Rep., of Ramsey) provided for an appropriation of J7,i65 to be paid to the city of 9L Paul. This amount is for assessments for paving, sprinkling and other improvements made by the city in front of the property owned by the state in the past six years. Comptroller McCardy, In speaking of the measure yesterday, sad it was a Just one and should pass, although It was a. question whether the country members would see the thing In the proper light. The city has been making an effort to get the United Rtat^s government to pay for sim ilar Improvements made In front of govern ment prcperty. 0. J. JOHNSON NAMED. Appointed by Gov. I. lml us Judjfe of Frnbate for Polk. O. J. Johnson has bean appointed by Gov. Lind as Judge of probate for P^pe county, to flli the vacancy caused by the death of T. Thonwn. of Glenwood. Election of Class Officer*. The claisß of 1899 of the Central high school held a meeting yesterday afternoon and elect ed the following officers: President, Joseph Burke; vice president, Guy Stoughton; secre tary, Wlnnifred Brill; traasurai-, Bernard Douifherty; »ergeant-»t-aruiis, Joe Mitchell. TALK ONTELEPBOIS ASSEMBLY I>ls< I SM;i) MATTERS nELATLVG TO TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANIES FINAL ACTION IS DELAYED < ommnnloHllon Received From Uo. luth \xklii X Co-operation in Pro oaring the Pannage of a Bill Placing Outside Companies on a K.iolliiK With Companies That Have Power of Eminent Domain. The main feature of the assembly meeting last evening was the discus sion and reference of a communica tion, asking co-operation- in regard to proposed legislative action, from th« Duluth common council asking that telegraph and telephone companies in corporated in other states be included in the statute regulating corporations with power of eminent domain. The matter was referred to the corpora tion counsel, with instructions to re port at an adjourned meeting of the assembly to be held next Thursday evening. The communication was placed on file, together with another from the Commercial club, asking that the as sembly grant the necessary concessions to induce a long-distance telephone company to locate in St. Paul. It waa called up by Assemblyman Albrecht. who made the motion to refer, and in cidentally explained that the franchise of the telephone company at Duluth has expired. "There is a certain provision of tha statutes that provides that all tele graph and telephone companies may occupy the highways of the state," said Assemblyman Albrecht. "This does not exclude cities and villages. There is another provision which ap plies to all corporations with power of. eminent domain. All companies or ganized under it must first apply to the city or village for power to op erate, so that, as to any local corpora tion, there would have to be an appli cation to the local government. Tha Duluth company, I understand, claims that, under the provision first referred to, it is not necessary for it to go to the council for a renewal of the fran chise." The report of the building inspector, showing that forty building permits and thirteen plumbing permits, aggre gating $36,917, had been granted dur ing the month, was received and plac ed on file. The committee on public buildings reported favorably on granting the use of Market hall to the G. A. R. on Feb. 24 and to the Retail Hardware Dealers' association for Feb. 8 and 9. A resolution Instructing the city en gineer to inspect the work on the new Sixth street bridge was passed, and Assemblyman Thompson took occasion to declare that the people who use the bridge are impatient for its comple tion. "They are clamoring for it," he said. "The work will have to be done as fast as possible." A resolution was passed instructing the city treasurer to pay back the sums aggregating $31,000 paid in on the Pha len Park assessment, which has been knocked out by the courts. A communication from the Commer cial club asking the council to take immediate action in regard to secur ing a suitable site and public market was referred to the Joint market site committee, which Is at work. MINOR MATTERS WERE UP. Committee on Streets Holds an In teresting Se-nston. A number of minor matters were before the aldermanlc committee on street* yesterday aft ernoon, but were, for the most part, laid over until the next meeting. A request from C. E. Dicfcerman. to be allowed to rebuild a frame shed adjacent to the livery stable at Seven corners, waa referred to tho alderman of the ward. A communication waa received from the building inspector recommending that some action be taken relative to remov ing a fire ruined frame building on C«dar street, between Beventh and Eighth streets. The ruin has been standing for several years. The resolution prohibiting: the use of yalt on Che public streets wag indefinitely laid over without consideration. No time was spent with Assemblyman Al brecht's resolution providing that the legis lature be petitioned to pass a measure de claring street railway companies and tele phone companlea to be common carriers, aa such a biil has already been introduced. Fourteen Ax-Men Initiated. Minnehaha Camp Xo. 674, Modern Wood men of America, held a regular meeting at its lodge rooms in Bowlby hall last night, initiating fourteen new members. The camp now has a membership of 760. Arrangements were perfected for entertaining the Grand lodge, which meets in St. Paul Feb. 8. There will be 110 delegates present from different parts of the state, and they will elect twenty seven delegates to attend the biennial con vention to be held at Kansas City in June. Concluded Its "Work. The state association of the Farmers' Town ship Mutual Fire Insurance companies held it 3 final session yesterday afternoon in room 20 of the state house. Gov. Lind, upon special invitation, made a brief speech. He signalized co-operation as the watchword of the century. Through co operation the farmers in this respect could protect themselves, at a merely nominal fig ure. Mr«, DavU' Condition. The condition of Mrs. Davis, mother ot Senator Cu6hman K. Davis, who ha« been soricusly ill of late, was said by Dr. Donald yesterday to be slightly Improved. Mrs. Davis did not rest easily Welr^aday night, but She was much brighter ye a <?rjay and throughout the day showed signs of ral lying that proved a source of great satisfac tion to the attending physician r.nd her friends. Who Knovrs M. J. Doblinf John Dobbin, of 204 Fiftieth street Brook lyn, X. V., writes The Globe, asking for information as to the present wherpabouta of his brother. Michael J. Dobbin, who left Brooklyn in I$H or 1855, <"or St. Paul Ha was supposed to have resided in St. Paul lor some years, and then took up some mining claims In California. Dr. Ancker's Condition. Dr. A. P. Ancker. who underwent a serloua operation Wednesday, for an injury to his left shoulder, did not rest aa comfortably as wai hoped during Wednesday night, and was yes terday, somewhat weak. His condition ia not considered alarming, however, and it Is hop ed that his recovery will scon be apparent. Speaks oil Industrial Training. Rev. DavM Morgan, will sp«ak before the Phronologlcal society at Central hall this evening. Subject: "Industrial Training In the Horn* and School." Meeting open to the public. Memorial Service at (he Temple. At the Jewish temple a memorial service for the late leldor Bush, of St Louis, will be held, beginning at. 7:30 this evening Hon. H. J. Strouse and Rabbi Hess will deliver ad dresses. All are cordially invited. Lecture on Food. Mrs. James, of Minneapolis, will deliver a free, lecture on food at the school room ot the Church of the Good Shepherd today at S p. m. Iniully Wiped Out by Death. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. F?b. 3.— A fsmllr consisting of five persons has been wiped out in the little town of Bowen within tho last two days, every member dying w ; thln a fow hours of pneumonia. Enquire 0-wyun, his son Charles, his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and 'Mrs. Dick Nlbleo, and Mrs. Dot Carpenter, another daughter, were all burled at th« same time In the same plot of ground. Turtle Mountain Agrermenl. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.— The senate torn mittee on Indian affairs today decided to re port favorably the bill for the ratification of tli© agreement with the Turtle Mountain In dians, to cede their reservation In North Da kota. The agreement provides for the pay ment of $1,000,000 to the Indians in Install ments of $50,000 n«r year.