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mhe^t^axtimobe CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. . : -. By Carrier 1 mo 6 mos 12 mos Daily only 40 $2.25 $4.00 Pally and Sunday 50 2.75 6.00 Sunday 16 .78 1.60 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. •~ By Mall 1 mo 6 mos li mos Daily.only -»*, $1.60 $3.00 Dally and Sunday i .S57v ,*.oO^ 400 Sunday .... .... .75 1.50 Weekly .TO I.oft- Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn.. as Second-Class Matter. Address all communications and j make —- all..- Remit tances payable to THE GLOBE CO.. St. Paul, Mlnn4»ota.-—Anonymous commu nications not noticed. Rejected manu scripts will not- be : returned. unless . ac companied by postage. . BRANCH OFFICES. Hew York 10 Spruce St. Chicaa-o.Room 609, No. 87 Washington St WEATHER FOR TODAY. • Minnesota—Fair Friday and Saturday! warmer; southwesterly winds. North Dakota— Fair Friday and Satur day, warmer; southwesterly winds. : South Dakota—Fair Friday; probably fair and warmer Saturday; variable Winds. lowa—Fair Friday, except showers in southern portion; probably fair Saturday; variable wind*. Montana— fair Friday and Saturday;; variable winds. Wisconsin—Generally fair Friday and Saturday; light to fresh westerly winds. ST. PAUL. yesterday's observations, taken by the United States.weather bureau, St. Paul, I*. K. Lyons observer, for the twenty four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night. -r—Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. Highest . temperature 70 Lowest temperature 67 Average temperature 64 Daily range 13 Barometer 30.03 Humidity 57 Precipitation • 0 7 p. m. temperature 66 7 p. m., wind, north; weather, partly cloudy. RIVER AT S A M. Danger Gauge Change in Station Line. Reading. 24 Hours. St. Paul 14 9.6 »0.4 La Crosse 10 5.2 < *0.3 Davenport 15 7.6 —0.3 St. Louis 30 22.9 —0.9 •Rise. —Fall. The river will continue rising gradually In the vicinity of St. Paul from now to Saturday morning. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES. High.'Spm. 1 Hlgh.*Bpm. Battleford ...77 68 Boston 90 80 Bismarck ....64 64 l Buffalo 66 64 Calgary 70 64 Chicago 70 66 Duluth 64 62 Cincinnati ...84 76 Edmonton ...70 52 Cleveland -....72 -70 Havre 70 68 Denver 64 60 Helena 68 66 Detroit 78 72 Huron .... ...70 64 New Orleans.9o 82 Medicine Hat 72 54 New York ...92 Si Minnedosa ...64 62 Omaha .. 72 68 Prince Albert 72 68 Philadelphia .94 80 Qu'Appelle ...66 62 Pittsburg ....82 76 S. Current ...68 68 St. Louis ....84 72 Willlston 64 60' Frisco .. ..64 64 Winnipeg ...66 64 Washington .96 8? 'Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). A PASSING SHOWMAN. Had the late Augustin Daly devoted himself to accumulation of money with out care or thought concerning how his . fellow mortals fared, and had he achlev . Ed as much success in the. pursuit as a Gould or a Vanderbilt, how blessed would bis progeny be to the last' generation! As it was he pursued the career of a mere playrlght, one of the mummers of old. whose duty it was to humor and j please the public; not one of those fools ; who sought to live in that of lasting good which he left behind. And hence he has had his reward. At a recent meeting of manufacturers find of persons interested in one way or another in manufactures in England It was observed, by way of explanation of our much-advertised leadership in the race of paying manufactures, that, whereas the English built for the future, we built and made for the hour. To that which the British manufacturer turned out in copper we devoted plain every-day tin, conscious, no doubt, that there is an exceptionally strong trust in copper. What the English formed of the best tempered steel we shaped from the good old-fashioned pig iron. It may not last as long, nor look so pretty; but It serves. Just like the average American pro ducer in the realm of industry and com merce. Augustln Daly has had his hour. He met the requirements of that hour. He produced, that which the hour de manded, whether he did it by paying royalty to another Inventor or by pre senting to the trade his own handicraft. It was all the same. He wrought for the hour, and he was repaid ln kind. He met all the needs of his patrons. And when there was danger that he and his productions would pall on the patrons; when they showed a disposition to wan der off into new fields of trade by the importation of foreign craftsmen and otherwise, he rose up and transferred his plant for the time into the enemy's territory, and showed the world, just as American makers are now generally doing, that he knew his business, and could, if need be, carry the productive war full Into Africa. Augustln Daly was a distinctive prod uct of his time, just as was everything he dealt In. He did not make for future generations. Like Artemus Ward's cir cus proprietor in the South during the war, he had no opinions or sentiments; he wis simply a showman. A man of talent, one who, had he the light to guide him that shows the way to great heights, might have achieved something, he has passed away to remain unknown and unthought of by those who follow him—"a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more." THE CEDAR STREET ORDINANCE. The Globe has never assumed any position of hostility toward the move ment to establish the rail terminus of the St. Paul & Stillwater railroad line on Cedar street. It believes that" the or dinance as signed should have been passed, and that the street car company CUght to have fulfilled its requirements. So believing, the G1 ob cis utterly at a loss to understand Mayor Klefer's veto. If the ordinance was a good one to sign it should be signed without any reference to the action of the street railway com pany. If -that concern violated the pro visions of the ordinance ln Its manner of laying its rails the power'remained with the city authorities to make It tear up Its tracks and either to relay them as the ordinance required or not at all. The action of the street railway com pany cannot be condemned in too severe terms.* It was guilty of a notorious con tempt of all public authority In laying its rails as It Is conceded it did lay them. 7 It could not have done so In ignorance of the terms of the ordinance. ''Its action in proceeding to lay them at all, either as directed ln the ordinance or otherwise, while the measure was still in the hands of the mayor, was nothing less than a usurpation of public authority by that corporation. • • ..;■•■ The council will probably pass the or dinance over the veto. It cannot logic ally do otherwise. It is not its province nor that of Mayor Kiefer to punish the street railway. company*., for . anything it may have done that It had no right to do:- That is the province of another depart ment of our government,-which- it can be safely left to fulfill. Should the ordinance go Into effect, despite the action of the mayor, it will become the duty of the city authorities to see that its provisions are respected by the street car company, and If there Is any provision of law which makes its action the subject of a penalty, that the penalty be applied. THE REPORTER. The very polite and complimentary ref erences by Judge Kelly yesterday to newspaper reporters will, we believe, be generally concurred in. "There are," ha said, "no citizens who are entitled, as a class, to more respect than the reporters of the dally press. They are, as a rule. Industrious, honest, painstaking and en terprising gentlemen, and their woik goes very largely to. keep up end make the Interest in the great public papers, and for which they get decidedly less credit than they deserve." There is not a sentiment' embodied la this language which does not apply with out the slightest reservation to dally newspaper reporters, as a class. But lit tle Is know to the general public of the exacting and responsible duties which de volve upon them or of the unceasing vig ilance, the accuracy and general reliabil ity which is demanded of them in the pursuit of their calling. None but superi or men, morally as well as intellectually, are today capable of retaining employ merit on a dally newspaper as reporters. They are tho agents and representatives of the public In their pursuit of Intelli gence of public interest and concern, and that they are able to discharge the. ex acting work which is theirs with so little of Just complaint is in itself very con vincing testimony of their great personal worth. Newspaper men generally will feel very grateful to Judge Kelly for his kindly words. There certainly are not many compliments paid to the reporter; while the readiness to criticise him has long manifested Itself. He stands between the reading public and the aggrieved individ ual where disagreement exists, and he discharges his unpleasant functions In that regard with a high degree of pa tience and good judgment. He rarely does his work under conditions which are even reasonably favorable; but, as a rule, the greater the inconvenience and the higher the barriers that stand in the way of his doing his work, the more certain he Is to rise to the demands of the occasion. Without the wit, the mental energy and ability, the clearness and quickness of perception which the reporter brings to his daily task, the newspaper readers of this country would find much less of en joyment in the perusal of the news of the world than they do today. ■ ■■■:. ¥:z?P~- PUSH THE SELBY PAVING. The Globe wishes to warn the resi dents of Selby avenue against a petition which is being circulated ln opposition to the paving of that thoroughfare this sea son. More than 90 per cent of the people who live ln their own homes on that street are ardently in favor of the paving of the avenue without unnecessary delay. It Is understood that the movement against the paving Is being engineered by two or three gentlemen whose homes face Dayton avenue-, but whose lots run back to Selby. Let these gentlemen act as they like about the matter, but every resident of Selby who wants to see a beautiful and durable pavement put down should be on his guard lest the selfish ness of these opponents of the Improve ment lead others . to . thoughtlessly act against their own best interests. There Is no valid excuse for delaying the as phalting of Selby another month, and those who have homes fronting on the avenue should, by mass meeting or other wise, Indicate their wishes to the board of public works ln no uncertain manner. THE TRUE COURTIER SPIRIT. The servile among Republican papers, and that includes most of them, as in duty bound, applaud the action of the president in releasing from the merit sys tem about 10,000 places. Had he extended the system over as many now unclassi fied these same papers would have sounded his praises for the notable proof that he had not only redeemed his prom ise to "take no backward step," but had surpassed his predecessor in extending the system. Whatever the president does or does not, these disciples of old Polo nlus loyally bend the knee and do rever ence. •" The Inspired statement accompanying tho publication of the order of revision stated that the number of places affected by It was 4,000, and these mainly confi dential positions where the very nature of the work required a more sympathetic relation than mere officialism. . The Chi cago Tribune, skeptical of inspired state ments, and suspecting that other facts lay under the-gloss of the quasi-official announcement, Investigated the matter and found that, instead of 4,000, there were nearly 10,000 places Included in this gate-opening order. In no wise is Polo nlus disconcerted by this discovery or un covery. This is a billion-dollar country, he asserts, and, anyway, Cleveland filled the offices with Democrats before he built the civil service.wall around them; a very naive confession of the purpose of the revislonary order, by the way. That it was not true, that President Cleveland's orders retained Republicans In over half the places, Is a matter of no consequence to Polonlus. That Cleveland made his In clusions, that worked exclusion to thou sands of Democrats, on the eve of an elec tion, while McKiniey opens the doors for 10,000 workers at the same critical period, is a . difference which escapes Polonlus. One paper, committed by past utterance to the reform, gave qualified approval to the order on the 4,000 basis, and when it finds the basis mounting" toward 10,000 be moans the "backward step";taken by the president, but charitably assumes that he THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1&99; was. misled or deceived. The . excuse ac cuses. It necessitates the belief that the president signed an order that made the reform take the "backward step" which he said would not be taken, without mak ■ ing inquiry as to its scope at tho place where • the" data are. kept and could have been easily and quickly supplied. A ref erence of the matter to the bureau of the civil service with , a request for a state ment of the number of places ; that would be affected by It would have revealed the broad sweep of the scheme., Possibly the president believed that but 4,000 places were thrown to the spoilsman, but if so, it is but one more bit of evidence of his weakness:and.unfitness, v 7 GREAT POSSIBILITIES, IF— The magazine amplifications of the dis coveries of Prof. Trlpler in the produc tion and utilization of liquefied air 'are supplemented by an announcement from the abundantly capitalized East that a trust Is formed with sundry millions of capital to commercially his discovery. The application of the term "trust" to this case Is either a misnomer or a super fluity, for the processor has taken care to put his invention under the protection of the patent laws, which give him a more secure shelter from competition than can the methods cf the ordinary trust. No trust can obtain Immunity from attack during the fourteen years which a patent Is guaranteed, subject only to the possibility of some one dis- . - " - - - ■ ■. covering a mechanical equivalent or in venting something different and better. The claim of Mr. Tripler that he la able to develop with three gallons of liquefied air power that will produce ten gallons is so defiant and subversive of what has been always accepted as a fund amental law of mechanics, the equality of action and reaction, the impossibility of a given power to produce an effect greater than itself without a compensat ing and equalizing loss, that the mechan ical world, at least, will await a demon stration before taking his unsupported statement for it. But If it proves true that with even one gallon of his congeal ed air he can produce another gallon, that Is to say, If he car utilize all the energy In his motor, his discovery will be far more revolutionary in mechanics than was the discovery of the power and the application of steam or of electricity. For inventive genius has thus far failed to find methods for utilizing more than a small percentage of tha potential en ergy in the coal in converting water into steam, while there Is an enormous waste in the conversion of the energy in the '" Ml sjsjl'THflsjiliii iis»"iiiii ■stVlilwO l'tiM% —asossmsscn boiler to power in the machine. Less than 10 per cent of the energy latent in coal finds utilization in work. If Tripler's in vention can utilize in productive force hall that confined in his frozen air.when used as a motor,, he will revolutionize the Industries more completely than they have ■ been by any preceding discovery and application of the forces latent in na ture. Apprehensions raised *by the di minishing supplies of coal will vanish, the cost of production will be greatly di minished, with Ita resultant less ening of cost of living and - the betterment of conditions. •'. Incident ally will follow, as there always has followed "these advances, an incalcu lable destruction of wealth represented in the appliances now used for creating me chanical power. Until Tripler's company establishes the commercial utility of his discovery the mechanical world will, how ever, remain incredulous. A Minneapolis paper indulges ln un seemly levity over the recent decision of a St. Paul judge that vermin In apart ments are not a sufficient reason for vio lation of a lease. Unless it Is strictly "nominated In the bond," as Shylock would say, it is the popular impression that the frisky clmex lectularlus goes along with the leasehold as "appurte nances." Mr. Mansfield recently mislaid his Cy rano de Bergeraclan nose,. while playing in Milwaukee, but he promptly comprom ised the matter by smiting the nose of hl3 dresser, Mr. James Beebe. Washington dispatches mention that the new Spanish minister spent a quarter of an hour with Secretary Hay yesterday. They do not say whether or not it was a bad quarter of an hour.. — > 7 The fighting faces of Fltzsimmons and Jeffries are, heaven knows,' bad enough looking, but one of them will doubtless look very much worse after tonight's mill. A consensus of New York opinion anent the Fitzsimmons-Jeffries affair appears to be that if Fltzsimmons wins Jeffries may as well consider himself defeated. The Mosquito Indians have begun war, but they haven't begun it right. They should have gone into a fight to, a finish with the mosquitoes of New Jersey. No, thanks be to providence, the- peo ple didn't ■"elect" Secretary Alger.' Those who have gory locks to shake may flaunt them before Mr. McKiniey. Perhaps the time will come when they'll have to locate the whole Chicago fire de partment alongside the river. , It was on lire again Wednesday.. •■-. It would certainly be too bad were Senator Mason to be.-. cut short In his brilliant political career by an avalanche of glucose.- The French act toward Loubet as if they wanted to intimate that they would like a king much better than a nina spot. . - 77■■-'-'■ -'"--..' —— ——— .. •* What with Dreyfus, Marchand, the roy alists and Anna Gould Castellane. tho temperature of Paris Is far above nor mal. It might be well to suggest to France to raise a much larger; crop of lea and a much smaller crop of red pepper. The president has practically amended the civil service law to read: "No Dem ocrat Is fit to fill a public office." .... 7 The only plausible reason for Steve Crane's dropping into poetry Is that he wanted some money. Late advices indicate that Hobson Isn't getting kissed any oftener than the rest of the boys. _; . The public does not fail, to note that Mr. Mansfield lost not only his nose, but his temper.' 7 / - ' Decadent French nobility appears to be usurping the "rights of the canaille.'' \ „ Hon, r Reuben .Waddell: could be elected mayor of Columbus this morning. EPISTLES TO ST PAUL. "Hair's getting pretty long, sir," ob served a Fourth street. barber . to ' a cus tomer who had heard the welcome call of "Next" and slid Into tho chair.. There was no reply and the barber with 7 soft, undulating movements-proceeded to soft en up the man's beard with j a generous application of foamy lather. "Better let me cut your hair, sir," con tinued the tonsorlal artist, persistently. . "Why?" laconically Inquired the sitter, through 7 the lather. ■ "Oh, because It* pretty long, sir." ->. . "How do you know It's too long?" "Looks that way/ ' . \ . "Is that'the!, longest hair you. ever saw on a man?" asked the sitter, defiantly. "Oh, no;. I've seen jays In from the country with hair considerably ' longer than yours." >"• "Oh, -you, have seen i long-haired jays, have you? I somehow remind you of a country' Jay, do I? Well, you Just keep on shaving me, and when you get through I want to talk'to you." ' The manipulator of'the razor soon fin ished his Job. combed the man's locks and he slid out of the chair and paid his bill. i Then he said * ' "My friend, ay this Is probably the last time I shall ever get shaved in this shop, I might as well give, you a lesson. Now, If every barber'in'.this country—and I've been ln "every state in the Union—had asked me to • let him.-cut my hair it would doubtless",be as. long as that of the Sutherland sisters. No man ever cut f my hair i after calling attention to Its length. It's as much as telling me I don't know how to take care of myself. I invariably get my hair cut on my own motion.-I am the one to know 'when my hair is too long, 1 and when it isn't. It's my hair, and I alone am responsible for my appearance. ■■* More than this, I never go to barber shops twice where they nag and hector me to have my hair cut. Then, again, your language "about my looking like a jay is really quite.lnsulting. No, sir, when 'I hay* my hair cut, when I want tonic, when L:want a shampoo, I am always the one to suggest "it; You ,may be catering to a trade "that don't know when to "have their hair out unless you tell them. 'But. I'm not trotting in that class of fin do siecle decadents. No, sir, not by a . Jug full. Good day." " '>. Oh, mama, but he was hot. 7:,777 A. C. Gunter is a New York merchant. He comes to St. Paul occasionally on bus iness and always registers "A..C. : Gunter, New; York." A , Globe reporter saun tered up to the register the Merchants last night and .. espied the signature of Mr. Gunter. He immediately connected the name with "Mr. Barnes of New York," and a number of books written by the well-known author. In response to a card Mr. Gunter appeared. .That gentleman was; a ■well-built man of forty; of a rather scholastic bearing. "I am.not the author," he said, "but I live on the same street in New York with Mr. Gunter, have the same name, and we are the only two men in New York by the name. It Is singular also that I bear a striking resemblance to : the writer, and we wear the same sized shoe. I have been approached'by! reporters all over the country who have' taken me for Archi bald Clevering Gunter." ■-rnioTi * * - They were two -carefully brought up little boys living on Selby hill, but one was Inclined, from associating with small bad boys, to be* Jufet a trifle tough. They were overheard yesterday discussing the subject of praying and the following col loquy took plac'eV ' "Say, Jim, do you say your prayers?" "Naw." ..'..,-• .7 ■> "Why not, ain't you scared?" "L didn't say 'em last night, and I ain't going to say 'em tonight. Then if nothln* happens I ain't never going to say 'em." SLAVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES; A. Boy's. Pointed Query Regarding ;_• the Declaration of Independence.'-' To the Editor of the Globe: .".:' '/';" ; Our war \in the Philippines continues to be "an "• absorbing topic, of, , conversa tion: Even ' the children are.. discussing it. If it rbe true, as we read in . the Bi ble, that "out'of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise," then surely the following ques tion of a little r twelve-year-old boy is worthy of serious consideration: "Papa," said he, after hearing an account of an other bloody battle .in the Philippines, "Papa,;' won't we . have to sign the Declaration of Independence again after we are done fighting the Filipinos?" Is not that a pregnant question? Ponder It deeply. Can we name a single prin ciple of the constitution or the Declara tion of Independence that we are not violating in our .new possessions? Let each one read them over carefully for himself and see. j 7~7 \: Even the latest amendment to the con stitution, the one prohibiting slavery, is being conspicuously contemned. Since when has it become lawful to traffic In human beings?..,. To buy and sell human flesh? Yet It is ; coolly claimed. that we have bought the Filipinos for. $2 a head, and President^ McKiniey declares they must be "whipped" into submission! Our greatest war was waged under Lin coln to abolish slavery in the South. To day the llower; of our aririy is engaged imdejr McKiniey -trying to subjugate 10,000,000 human beings 10,000 miles from home. We are .not .satisfied to take the Philippine islands for $20,000,000, but Shy lock like, we waht'our pound of human flesh. Oh! that "another Daniel" might come to judgment t and declare that un less we can take that flesh without shed ding a single drop of 'human' blood we must forfeit our Claim. Truly this is one of those things which, as the Irish man said, "should 7 have been sthopped before it was commlnced." . : -""" is It too late,yet to call a halt? ; Why riot proclaim the Filipinos free even now and aid and project them all we can? Can we Imagine they could make a worse botch of thing.? than we are do ing? Can we believe that they would spill each others 7 blood more copiously than we. are shedding it? Let us give them a trial before China, or, perhaps, the Christian powers, tiring of the san guinary spectacle, step in as we did In Cuba and declare that this "unseemly squabbling" in our "colonies" must cease, and proceed forthwith to give the Filipinos a- '"stable government," whether, we like it or not. For the most part the Filipinos are in telligent; they are/ educated; they are Christians, and they love liberty enough to die for it. "Give me liberty or give me death" is plainly written In all their actions. With the eyes of the ' world upon them, arid the United States pro tecting" them, they would" surely show themselves capable of self-government or forever hold their peace. —W. F. M. St. Paul, June 7.; ■"'-" AT THE THEATERS. The magnificent stage setting of > the Neill company's production of "The Sen ator" at ;. the Metropolitan opera house this week has .occasioned a; great deal of. favorable comment. All of the scen ery was built and, painted especially for this production. The, setting of the sec ond act In parflcujair "Is * a splendid ex ample'■ of scenic art! showing 'a' recep tion room in tm^'hoAse-of the secretary of state at Washington, brilliantly .Il luminated by oveV 300 incandescent lights. The play itself Kits made a distinct hit, .and as- presented by the Nelll com pany the .performance \ ls thoroughly en joyable. ; Mr. . Neill, i: las Senator Rivers, is breezy and vigorous, and Miss Chap man is ideally castas the dashing, sus ceptible, lady. lobbyist, Mrs. Hillary. "The Senator* VjwlH, be presented for the remaining three performances this week,! tonight, tomorrow night, and a matinee tomorrow, afternoon.. Next week the; Neill : company, will offer, two plays of a widely different", character. For the first half of the week, commencing Sun day ;night, 'they will present "The.Danc ing Girl." a" four-act drama by Henry Arthur Jones.'; Boqclcault's "London As surance" villi ■• be the bill for;the latter half of the,."week;.- commencing Thurs day. The sale "of seats :is now-open:for these" two plays- ■v STATE PRESS, BERRIES. The ad smith on the Carver County News.may not.be even of Hibernian ex traction, but he writes something which closely resembles an.lrish bull when he says: Bring your eggs and poultry to Wad . man. . lie 7 can. pay the highest price lv trade because he ships'direct to consum ers thereby ; giving farmers the . commis sion. . - . • . a * . Death loves a shining mark. Despite the tears of humanity; It >. singles out the young, the fair, and the brave, and has all seasons for its own. Its cruelty and its mercy, are at once shown in this Item from the Morton Enterprise: Ernest Melzlan lost a cow last Friday. The animal was with " several others ln the pasture when she was struck by lightning, killing her instantly. The re mainder of the herd were uninjured.,. •..■■ .'• a.a . a ' The country is safe yet. There will be no dearth of food products this year. It needs but a perusal of the Dawson Vidette to convince the most pessimistic that all la yet well, arid that vegetation has good luck growing In that part of the country: Crops of all kinds, weeds Included, are doing fine in this vicinity. -a a * The ball players and cyclists near Alex andria-should form a union and protest against long hours and Sunday work. The Post-News of that place publishes an ink ling of the; sad condition of affairs where only rainy Sundays are their days off: The rain which fell on Sunday made a holiday for the ball players and cyclists. ■ ■".•.* a .-.■ When the young people of Hollywood go home to see their parents they are not in the habit of making their visits breezy, out-of-door affairs. The Carver County News fittingly calls attention to this peculiarity:'; ' '/! • Miss Mary Sexton visited under the parental roof last Sunday.'..:;.-; Gold All Around IJn. Rare as gold appears to be to those who seek for it, it Is nevertheless.one of the most widely diffused of the metals. It exists in an amount which the skilled chemist can trace In nearly all the older rocks, and in the newer strata which are derived from them. It is Indeed most likely that If the reader of these lines could possess himself of all of this metal which lies In the earth within the dis tance of a mile from where he stands, he would have a larger store than has ever blessed any placer miner as the re ward of a lifetime's toll. ':. X,i 77.*-\ The distribution is yet wider, for it extends to the sea, the waters of which contain, everywhere, a uniformly small trace of this substance, amounting, It. is true, to but a few cents in a ton of the fluid, but enough to warrant the asser tion that the ocean holds more of the precious metal, as well as of its com panion, silver, than ever will be touch ed by the hand of men. The propellers of the ships which convey the throngs to the Yukon will be likely to stir more gold than the miners' picks disturb In its rich fields.—Prof. N. S. Shaler in The Youth's , Companion. On the Dispatch. Belle Plaine Herald. -Vl" There's a good one on the St. Paul Dis patch going the rounds of the press. That great advocate of Republicanism follows up the wake of its' numerous prosperity howls, and that men could not be found In the cities wanting employ ment, by publishing a testimonial from a laundry company as to the efficiency of the Dispatch want "ads." The testi monial was to the effect that a capable man was wanted to take care of horses and wagons, and though the little "ad" was inserted only once, fully seventy five or 100 men called the next day and the rush was still on; many turning away when they saw the crowds and that they would be glad to stop them from coming. That such an army ot men should be running after a position of this kind in "these days of unbounded prosperity" doesn't exactly agree with the Dispatch's preaching. Lincoln's Opinion. Litchfield Independent. ■''■'".. '•> Abraham Lincoln said that no man is good enough to govern another man with out that other man's consent. Some peo ple in the present day think Lincoln a back number, to judge from their atti tude on the Philippine question. Were Lincoln alive today and reiterated such sentiments, his ears would tingle from remarks about "copperhead," "traitor" and such epithets applied to him by the imperialistic cohorts. Thoiaght Not So Hard. Swift Current Monitor. -'.- 7 President McKiniey, "after a year's hard thought," according to the . state ments of his managers on last Monday, Issued amendments to the civil service rules which will affect about 4,000 offices now on the civil service list. The "after a year's hard thought" statement will be accepted with a grain of salt. The public will conclude, that this move was made only after two years of the hardest kind of urging from the place hunters' bri gade. :<7 t ';;'.':''-■ 7 -d""-' Texas' Old Name. Indianapolis Journal. Probably the fact Is not generally known that Texas was at one time and for many years called the "New Philip pines." The first settlement in what is now Texas was made by French emi grants In 1685. During the next. twenty five years there was an Intermittent struggle between the French and Span ish for supremacy, resulting in favor of the latter, and in 1814 the name of the New Philippines was given to the coun try. This was its official name In Span ish records for many years and until the name of Texas, from a tribe of Indians, gradually came in vogue. A Power "Worthy the Name. Waverly Tribune. If we could thrash our own trusts as easily as we did Spain, and if we could slaughter our monopolies as we do Fili pinos we would'prove ourselves a "pow er" worth bragging about! We'll Wait Awhile. Winona Herald. Some newspaper suggests that the Philippines be changed to the name of Dewey. It were better to wait until this Philippine question is settled. Fame's Drawback*. Delano Eagle. If Admiral Dewey Is wise he will tarry along the way as long as possible and land in New York in the night time. We pity the poor fellow's lot when he once touches American soil. :— <■**» Will Let Well Enough Alone. New Paynesville Press. Well, Is It so bad as that? John Good now Is to come home and assist In. run ning the next Republican campaign. John is well enough off where he Is; let him stay there. • — «S» — ; Emphatic. Indorsement.* Elk River News. Gov. Lind has Appointed Ed. O'Brien, of Minneapolis, as welghmaster. In order to emphasize the statement that this Is a good appointment. It Is only necessary to say that O'Brien Is a newspaper;man, and one of the old-time boys, too. -"• '.— ■—~T— — «— " ■ -" . Popular With Labor. . Maple Leaf Messenger. Gov. Lind- Is more popular; with the la boring .and farming-classes today than ever, > and that Is saying a good deal. He will be our next governor If he wants the position. —,-''•■'■ 7V^ 7. \ . — ■ . Most Practical 'Suggestion. Elk River News. .7 v If popularity and notoriety are the es sential : requisites of a gubernatorial. can didate, what's the matter wlthranning ; the "Thirteenth regiment" ?-V It.is,* and will be for «the '■' next - three'; months, the whole ! thlnfe In Minnesota*,T. .'| ' IS NOW A DICTATOR AGUINALDO REPORTED TO HAVE DISSOLVED THE SO-CALLED FILIPINO. CONGRESS VARIOUS REASONS ASSIGNED Accepted Theory Ist - That- the Rebel' Chief la Seeking; to Place Himself la a Position Where He Can Die ■ •', tate Term, of Peace With Anter lcana, Providian- for His Own •Safety— of Warships. LONDON, June B.—Special dispatches from Manila today say it is reported this morning that Aguinaldo has dissolved ' the Filipino congress and has proclaimed himself dictator.;:::"; WASHINGTON, June B.—Officials here are In doubt as to whether Aguinaldo in declaring his dictatorship is animated by a desire to rid himself of refractory gen erals. Pilar and Luna, or whether he aims to consolidate in his own hands the power to make terms of peace. It Is known from the reports of President Schurman, of the American Philippine commission, that these two generals own only faint allegiance to Aguinaldo and their attitude towards the peace ne gotiations has made these negotiations Ineffectual, the civilian members on the Filipino side of the joint commission be ing completely overawed and dominated by the military element controlled by these generals. It Is believed here that if Aguinaldo can bend these men to h!s will and assume supreme control he will at once make for peace, being able to secure "better terms for himself than he 1 would otherwise. NAVY AT MANILA. "What the Various Vessels of the ... , Fleet Are Dolus;. MANILA, June The United States cruiser Boston has sailed for San. Fran cisco, by way of Nagasaki, Japan, with long-service officers and men from the va rious American warships. The battleship Oregon will soon be sta tioned off Dagupan, in the Gulf of Lln gayen, on blockade duty. The United States gunboat Albany, one of the vessels purchased from the Span iards, and commanded by Ensign W. H. Standley, has captured three sailing ves sels and one steamer off the island of Negros. Nine of these boats (of the Al bany class) are now In commission and are doing good service In the shallow wa ters of the southern islands. Favorable reports are still being re ceived frorii the party of fifteen Ameri cans belonging to the gunboat Yorktown, headed by Lieut. J. C. Gilmore of that vessel, captured on April 12 by the Fili pinos not far from Baler. The prisoners are receiving fair treatment. ' PHILIPPINE SITUATION. Summing- Up of Effect' of Recent Movements of Americans. - WASHINGTON, June The situation In the Philippines is described by Gen. Otis in the following cablegram: "Manila, June 8. — Adjutant General, Washington: Result of movements ln Morong province was to drive insurgents into mountains, capturing Antlpoll and other towns in that section with point of land projecting Into . bay. . They re treated and scattered before our advance, leaving twenty-five dead on field. Our loss, four killed and a few wounded, mostly slight. City of Morong only on land route on bay, garrisoned; all troops withdrawn. Inhabitants of provinces profess friendship and ask protection; large numbers wish to enter Manila; re fuse, 'as city population increasing .too rapidly. -" Leading natives - throughout island, including acting insurgent lead ers, seek permission to send families to Manila which Is considered the only place of personal security. —"Otis." RETURNING VOLUNTEERS. Gen. Otis Cables Particulars to the Government. WASHINGTON, June B.—Gen. Otis ca bles as follows regarding the return of volunteers: - ;7S-' --"Manila. June 8. — Adjutant General. Washington: Oregon - requests to defer time of departure until 12th; will leave for Portland on transports Ohio and New port. Sixth infantry, upon arrival, will relieve Callfornlans at Negros. Han cock sails in a few days with Nebraska and other troops. "Otis." READY TO RETURN. Twentieth Kansas Has Had Enough of the. Philippines. KANSAS CITY, June B.—The Star to day received the following cablegram re garding the muster out of the Twentieth Kansas, Gen. Funston's regiment, from Its special correspondent: Hong Kong, June. Petitions signed by nine-tenths of the officers and men of the Twentieth Kansas regiment, urg ing muster out and discharge from the service in San Francisco, have been for warded to the Star and to Senator Ba ker. _ . —Steele. HE SOOT A FILIPINO SCOUT AND ONE OF THE MINNESOTA SOL DIERS IS CONSCIENCE-SMIT TEN. TOO ■ ■ • He Wants to Know Why a Brown Mavis Fla-htlng- for Liberty Should Be Shot by the American Sol diers. The following letter has been received from a member of the Stillwater com pany now in the Philippines: Guigulnto. P. 1., April 24, 1899.— We11, I have lived through seven scraps, and 1 think we have seen the last of our bat tles. Well, I have killed a man. He was brown, but. was fighting for liberty and ln the pursuit of happiness. This life was ended under the pretense of human: Maraquina, on the 25th of March, I fired I was sent out as a scout on the morn ing of the 20th. ahead of a battalion of the Minnesota regiment. About one and a half miles from the railroad we heard a noise in the woods and I saw a Filipino scout watching our movements, and I fired, killing him Instantly, but the other scouts with him took his gun and retreat ed. With Hcrford Wilson, of B company, also a scout, I went to where ho lay and found that I had shot him through the breast and heart. I had a Krag rifle given me that morning, the finest rit*e mrfOe. and used-by the regulars. At .Maraquina on the 25th of March, I fired ninety rounds of ammunition: at Gui gulnto, April 11, 82 rounds; at .Santa Mona, April 12, 16 rounds; at Guigulnto scene, 96 rounds, and every one the last time at a Filipino. -• / I know I got one, but I think I hit a great many more. That is war.. Kill, burn and destroy. And that, is done to benefit the natives. What good does the native -that Is killed derive from this well meant way of civilizing them. We fought in 1775 for what the Filipinos are fighting for. and in 1776 a declaration was written which the Republican party have evidently, forgotten. All .- men - were created equal and were endowed with certain 'Inalienable rights. We have given them death. *~ Liberty we have tak en away from them. And. happiness ho never knew. Since the American army started from Caloocan, three miles from Manila, .to . Malolos. overe 7 250,000 people have been rendered homeless, and 'driven God knows where. Their houses burn ed; all . their provisions captured or de stroyed. . The time for planting the rice crop .past, and 7starvation; staring. them in - the . f ace,\ for they will ' have no.-' crop next season. I want to ask the people of heathen America If they know what humanity means.' Our grand army of Innocent murderers is still advancing for the cause of gain, but we are Inno cent. Who is to blame for all this? i» it a war God would call just? Are the people en masse to blame or Is It the administration? . Some one has blunder edJ^iti X am ,n excellent health and will .i be on the way home in forty days and through the darkness I see fn shrift &nd Hberty of ««on In sight which I swear by the God of heaven I will never give - away. again. ' -»»» OFFERED TO TAKE CARE OF IT. So Thorn., Winter Know. HI. » 5 .75 V-.U,y.,": '» Safe. It was reported to the police at an Thorns w. th':m?«r,that the till 0 " Thomas Winter, who keeps a confection ery store at 249 East Eighth street, had been robbed of $5.75 under, peculiar "cir cumstances Wednesday. Winter says a girl, .apparently 12 to 14 years old. rode UP on her bicycle and told him a man named Fish wanted to see him at the Portland. She offered to take care of tho Wh^r Wi « h° went to the Portland. Winter left another little girl In the store with her, but when he came back the th^STC WaS K°ne and he WaS short ONE DATS NEWS IN BRIEF. ' Indianapolis. Ind.-J. M. Francis, rector of SL Paul's, Evansville, was elected bishop of this diocese today. elected Marinette. Wls.-The shingle mills' strike was settled today, and the men will return to work Monday morning San Franclsco-The Bunkerhill and Mayflower mines were sold here at auc s3osoo y the Prica realized being ♦va n Fl;anclsco— The Examiner says that the Pacific Coast Biscuit company, oth erwise known as th cracker trust, hSs Sydney, N S. W.-The steamer Marl posa. Capt Hay ward, has sailed for San Francisco .having on board £150,000 (^50, --vw) in gold. - London — The statement of the board of trade for the month of May and^S^^fn 8 ffiJKK? ,n ,mport^ HO S P rin .* 8, S. D.-Three laborers 'on the Burlington road were killed today by the overturning of a steam shovel. Their names were not learned. St. Louis. Mo.—The United Order of Boxmakers and Sawyers of America closed Its annual convention today, after being in session several days. Washington— reunion of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy at Glen Echo ended today. The slim attendance caused the abandonment of the programme. . Chicago—About 400 employes of Norton Bros, tin can factory at Maywood struck today because twenty-three men were discharged yesterday for being absent. New York—The National City bank will ship 51,000,000 gold to Europe on steamers sailing Saturday. The total Stf^Sui shlPPed by this institution is ♦J, 500,000. New York— session of the Mazet legislative Investigating committee was the dullest that has been held, and the oppressive heat, endured throughout the day, made the labor unusual. Carml, III.— wife of Daniel Bott. of 4 Norris City, this county, was killed by burglars last night. Bott jumped vout of bed to defend his property and one of the burglars shot, at him. The bullet struck Mrs. Bott. The murderers es caped. DEATHS OF A DAY. ST. PETER. Minn., June B.—Dr. George L. Ranson died very suddenly last night of hemorrhage of the brain. He was a son of Dr. Ranson, of Dodge Center, and located- here about two years ago, suc ceeding the late Dr. Collins. He was married in Minneapolis last January to Miss May Jones, of that place. --.. ;> ". BOSTON. June 8.-Gridley James Fox Bryant died today at the home for aged men here, aged eighty-six. He was at one time supervising architect of the United States. :•-^. TOPEKA. Kan., June B.—Judge J. S. Emory, one of the pioneers of the state, died at his home in Lawrence tonight. He was at one time United "States attor ney for this district, and later a member of th». state board of public works. He was prominently identified with the early history of Kansas, coming here in 1854. Judge Emory was seventy-three years of age and a native of Maine. Fountain Murder Trial. HILLSBORO. N. M., June B.—The de fense strengthened its alibi this morning, when Albert Blevin, a Texas & Pacific railroad fireman who worked near Dog canon, testified that he was with Lee and Gillland at Lee's ranch, sixty miles from the murder scent at the very time Col. Fountain and"" his son were said to have been murdered. ~T~- ■^"** An Unimportant Affair. WASHINGTON, June B.—Th.' stat' de partment has received from Consul Gen eral Kennedy, at Para. Brazil, an expla nation of the reported trouble at Manoas, which makes it clear that the affair was of slight Importance and was followed by no 111 results. io : lowa Miners Strike. DUBOIS. Pa.. June The miners at all the mines in this region except those at Adrian and Dubois were out on strike today. Only a few men worked at those two places, and they will be Idle tomor row. ■■■»» —■;•_■ 7 ON THE PORTER. He Got the Worst of It In This Job Put Up on a Judge. Philadelphia Record. In a parlor car coming over from Phila delphia Saturday was a trio made up of" Commissioner Burke, of Baltimore; Civil Justice Goldfogle and Assistant District Attorney Blumenthal, of this city, the lat ter having gone to Philadelphia to ad dress the Political Economy club. Mr. Burke and Mr. Blumenthal went into the smoking compartment, while Mr. Blu menthal said to the porter: "~'C^' "Do you want to earn a dollar?" "Yas, sir." "Well, my friend here and I are keep ers at the Bloomlngdale Insane asylum and have that little fellow back there in Seat No/ 13 In our charge. He gets bad sometimes, and must be restrained. He may want to escape. Keep your eye on him. Should he attempt violence just tell him 'Grover Cleveland Is In the next car and will be ln to see you soon.' The poor fellows mania Is on Cleveland." All was quiet until the judge started to ward the observation window. "Hold up. boss," said the porter. "Don't you go that way. Grover Cleveland is In there, and he's coming right out. Now Just sit down." Justice Goldfogle yielded. When the train left Newark he started for the washroom. The porter laid heavy hands upon him, saying: "Didn't I tell you to kep your seat? Sit down or I'll knock the craziness out of you." The justice Is a "scrapper." and- a fight was on in a minute, in which the porter got the worst of it. Blumenthal has not squared matters yet. ■ v" Pease Employed. Winona Leader. . _ Hitting at Bryan.. Page Morris- and Lind keeps the Anoka Union busy these warm .days. How the sweat must roll off Pease's bald head!; •' Peace or Pieces. Worthlngton Herald. The suggestion of the Sheldon Sun to Gen. Otis, that If he cannot make peace with the Filipinos make pieces of them. Is not so • bad.-' And; the general seems to be doing It at a fair rate of speed. . . Ambiguous. Indianapolis Journal. "Hear about Wllloughbee's railway ac cident? • They say. he • cannot . recover.". ■■ .' --"Who says— doctor or his lawyer?" Specifications Called For. .Indianapolis' Journal. "Yes, that is Dr. ttloggs."-V^r •.- ;7 -'. \7;. . "Allopath, homeopath, horse or divin ity?'