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CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. '_ By Carrier. | 1 moT6 mos | 13 roos Daily~only" ........... .40 $2.25 $4.00 Daily and Sunday... 50 2.75 5.U0 Sunday 15 .75 1.60 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ~By Mall. I Imo 1 6 mos 1 12 mos Daily only T25 $1.60 $3.00 Dally and Sunday... .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday 75 l.aO Weekly .75 1.00 Entered at Postoffice at St. Paul, Minn., as £econd-Clam Matter. Address all communications and make all Kemit taiices payable to THE GLOBE CO., St. Paul, .Minn. Anonymous communica tion not noticed. Rejected manuscripts Will not be returned unless accompanied by postage. BRANCH OFFICES. New York 19 Spruce St. Chicago . . Room 609. No. 87 Washington St. WEATHER FOR TODAY. Minnesota— Fair Thursday; Friday fair and warmer; ll^ht. northerly winds Thursday. lowa fr'air Thursday and Friday, varai er in western portions; north to east winds. The Dakotas — Fair and warmer Thurs day and Friday; variable winds. Montana— Fair Thursday; warmer in eastern portion; Friday fair; variable winds. Wisconsin— Fair, continued cool Thurs day; Friday fatr and warmer in wesiern portion; fresh northerly winds. ST. PAUL. Yesterday's observations, taken by the United States weather bureau. St. Paul, P. F. Lyons observer, for the twenty four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night. Barometer corrected for temperature and elevation. Highest temperature "7 Lowest temperature 32 Average temperature 34 Daily range 5 | Barometer 30. "G Humidity Go Precipitation 0 7 p. in., temperature 32 7 p. in., wind, north; weather, clear. RIVER BULLETIN. Danger Stage Change ions. Line. 8 A. M. 24 Hours. St. Paul 14 7.2 —0 2 Davenport 15 4.1 »0.3 Kansas City 21 6.1 *0.3 La Crosse 10 7.7 »0 1 Memphis 33 0.5 0.0 —Fall. 'Rise. YESTERDAY'S TEMPBRATI'RES. _ , Htg**Bpnr High»Bpm Battleford ...52 40 Buffalo 50 46 Bismarck ....38 30 Boston 66 60 l>i'luth 3S 34 Chicago 42 40 Havre 50 40 Dcs Moines...4o 86 i Helena 50 42 Jacksonville .80 08 ■Huron 36 26 Marquette ...34 32 Minnedosa ...42 2S New Orleans. 74 66 Prince Albert.44 32 New York 62 52 Qu'Appelle ..40 34 Pittsburg ....60 56 S. Current. ...so 38 'Frisco 62 60 WUUston ....44 ..S. St. Marie.. 36 28 Winnipeg 38 30 Washington .60 56 •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). GETTING TOGETHER. One of the most gratifying and hope fi,l circumstances which have been made plain to Democrats during the progress of the political campaign now drawing to a close is the one that much has been done and much more avoided throughout that campaign which will make the way easy and smooth for entire agreom nt among the adherents of the party. Iher« is usually a great difference In the meth ods with which Democrats and Repub lic;; ns respectively treat such occasions as arise for disagreement and disunion. The policy of our political enemi?s L* to smother all expression of party dtaaatts* faction at its birth. Save here and there when ;i brave man steps out from among the leaders to denounce party wrong or crime, like Sumner, Schurz or Hoar, the disposition has ever been plain in the his tory of that party to sink disagreements un details of national policy in the ur gent demand for party success. We act differently. Because perhaps we are strenuous in our convictions of r ght an A wrong and certainly to a great extent because it is the mission of our party to uphold the popular cause, which i» ften a losing cause, our disa?rec n. r;ts are fought out to a finish. We emerged from the last national campaign and disrupted by disagreements v Inch, approached in a different spir.t, were capable of adjustment by means consistent with party success. We havj 6inc< talked and thought the situation over, and we find ourselves happily on the fve of the approaching campaign nearer to showing a united front to tin enemy than we have been for years p;:st. The crimes against the peace and safety of American institutions which have been d*no and attempted by our political ene mies have overshadowed the occasions of disagreement in our ranks. Great issues _ have risen up in that per:od which go only to the nation's prosperity-, but to its very existence and to the perpjtuity of its political institutions. These is sues mnsn i),. fought out to a final close, and the dangers which beset the country through the advent of trusts and im laliam must be averted before any ly "i" men worthy of their citizenship can give themselves over to the consider ation of disagreements on other less im portant subjects of opinion. It is no doubt this spirit which ani mates the leading men of the Democ atio party who are actively enlisted In the party cause in the prevailing campaign. There is a better disposition shown than hay prevailed for a long time past. Our friend, the enemy, is too busily engaged in defending himself to give much at tention to fomenting trouble in our ranks. M. mi like Mr. Bryan, Gov. Altgeld, Bourko Cockran and others of legs note taking an active part in the discussion of cur lvnt l.s.sues show more of forbearance and mutual toleration than has prevailed in th>' past. The dead of the past i.s being buried. When taunted a few days ago on ac count of the aid he was rendering the cause of free silver in Ohio by h's de nuiit iation of imperialism, Carl Schura remarked very wisely he was not to be Withheld from the discharge of his duty in on? direction simply for fear of con s' quences which nobody could foresee in another direction which was of infinitely less import. There is at once true wis dom and good politics involved in such a couise. If the country is to ba saved from the rule of military despotism and civil corruption, Democrats must lay asidL' their misunderstanding and meet on ;•. common platform of action from which the mass of independent men will not be driven by even the appearance of Intolerance or unreason. Cotta may be said to be rapidly advanc ing. The mayor of Pinar del Rio has ord ered all the children in his province be tween seven and thirteen, wno are found in the streets between 11 In the morning and 4 In the afternoon, to be taken to school by the police. POLYGAMY VS; WAR. Of nil recent contributions to tho liter ature of polygamy, including that of our own distinguished townsman, Mr. Mc- Partland, it must be said that that of Prof. Sehurman, reproduced within a day or two in these columns, is beyond all comparison the most important. It offers a signal illustration of the wondrous progress which this people is making in certain given directions when the polygamous relation finds among our most prominent men In public, and private life such stout advocates. We are a Christian people. As a nation we are, in deed, brimming over with Christianity, and are naturally solicitous that other and less happily situated races shall have the benetit of the overflow. It is in the propagation of the Christian civilization that we have found our way as a con quering power into the waters of the Eastern archipelago. To those peoples who, like the Tagals, have found them selves in touch in a more or less super ficial way with Christian teachings, we, of course, bring the additional blessing of free government. Until Prof. Sehurman enlightened his countrymen in his most recent declara tion on the' subject of the polygamous races of the Philippines, the idea was prevalent tha,t the Maxim gun was an in dispensable instrumentality in the great cause. Now, however, we are brought face to face with the awful alternative of dispensing with rapid-tire ordnance or adopting the principle of polygamy as a rule of moral and religious conduct among our colonial subjects. If his countrymen "were not 'so igno rant on the -subject of slavery and polyg amy, as those. jionjesti^ institutions pre vail within the dominions of our re spected suzerain authority, the sultan of Sulu, their "cUrrying-on would be positive ly criminal But why the great imperial ist professor, should in sueh t a situation Insist on removing his countrymen's igno rance on the subject, when by enlighten ment they trecome criminal. Is something which even Imperialistic logic fails to compass. It is not so long since great numbers of militant Christians were intent on a constitutional amendment which would embody the Idea of the Deity in our politi cal system. But so rapid has been the movement of events that we have pro gressed many a constitutional league from these primitive days. God is the God of the Mahommedan, as well as of the Christian, and if we are now to of fer a constitutional warrant for the polyg amous system, may it not be that we are merely serving Him according to the broader and more thoroughly enlightened understanding which we have reached since the dawn of American imperialism? This view we earnestly commend to the good Christian people of Ohio, Massachu setts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Nebraska who ate wont to vote the Republican ticket. Let them reflect that the strenuous life of Brother Roosevelt may be lived, and at the same time freedom be purchased within the American imperial dominions at the insignificant sum of $50 per capita; while the ladies of the harem are in preparation for the grave . political and social obligations which must come to them by reason of the incorporation of the territory of their ruler as an integral part of the great free, Christian republic of the West. Prof. Schurman is right. War is an awful thing, whatever strange sounds the great political caliope, Gov. Roosevelt, may emit. Let us by all means end slav ery by purchase and subsidize polygamy, rather than abolish either by the un- Christian method of war. LET ALL PROMPTLY SICJX. At last a sensible, practical step has been taken in the direction of the prepar ation of a new city charter. As will ap pear by reference to the Globe news columns the committee appointed by the Civil league* the school unions and the teachers' associa4ions has undertaken the work of preparing and circulating peti tions and has already secured the resig nations of those of the members of the old charter commission who have been within reach. In this way ail possibility of delay Is avoided. If the people will promptly sign the petitions presented to them the com mission will be at once appointed, and the city will- soon be in a position to remove the impediments which have so long en dured to its progress, as a business cen ter. The utilization by the committee of our public schools for its work is an excel lent idea. There is no readier way in which to bring the petitions Into the hands of the voters of the city. It will doubtless be found that all intelligent men who understand anything about the city's needs will 1 at once sign and return the petitions. "With the appointment of a strong com mittee by the district, court judges there is little doubt but that a charter will be presented to the people for their ratifica tion against which no serious objection will be heard. THE COMIXU WEDDING. The announcement of the approaching marriage of Admiral Dewey has been received by his countrymen and women | as representing a most fitting close to the long period of splendid service to his country which must soon draw to an end. Few national heroes have been the re cipients of anything like the degree of public adulation bestowed on the hero of Manila. As the greatest feat of that ca reer stands unique In the annals of mili tary or naval deeds, so the expression of a nation's love and admiration of which Acimlraf Dewey was the object finds no parallel. This brave and able man will scon withdraw from all activity In the serious work of life. He has earned the season of domestic peace and happiness which we all hope he is about to enter upon. There may still be reserved to him the highest honor which the American people can confer on one of their feltow citizens. If this honor Is indeed reserved for him, he will bear it more lightly and more in accordance with the wishes and THE ST. PAUL OI,OBE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER % 1899. preferences of this people, side by side with the woman of his choice. Whether Admiral Dewey's approaching retirement from the navy will mark his complete withdrawal from the scenes of active life, or whether he is destined to add to his naval renown by the success ful administration of the nation's highest clvlv office, the people have done gener ously all that could be done by them to smooth his way down the steep hill-side of declining life. He will carry with him into his domestic life their wishes that It may be as happy as his professional career has been successful, and that he rr.ay be long spared to enjoy the society of the excellent lady whom he has taken to wife and to be the object of the esteem and love of his innumerable friends. An entire nation will officiate as best man in the approaching ceremony and will wish him God-speed in his new voy age on the sometimes troubled waters of matrimonial life. The sultan of Sulu has wives galore and slaves in large numbers, and yet this gov ernment continues to smile on him in fear that he will break out and smite us hip and thigh. Good heavens, when is this nightmare to end? It was asserted at the American Public Health association meeting yesterday in Minneapolis that files, mosquitoes and fleas carry contagion. In the mosquitoes' busy seat-on New Jersey is due to be sick all the time. A correspondent writes to the Farmer that Canada thistles are spreading. Heaven save us next summer if thistles have started in on their annual spread in No vember. The island of Negros is apparently bet ter than Minneapolis. Negros has held an election at which over 5,000 votes were cast, and Gen. Otis says there was no fraud. If the Mormons get a few more re buffs, they can, presumably, move right over to Sulu and let polygamy boom as It did In the days of Brigham Young. A London editor paid Kipling $1,200 for his latest poem. The editor seems to have a cause of action, as there was no value received. The Minnesota boy Is warned that if he gets his skates on now he is likely to slide straight Into Paradise. How much better it would have been had the peace treaty overlooked all of the Philippines. Minnesota should be thankful that It doesn't have to get out and vote next week. November is putting up the prelimi naries of winter as though it meant busi ness. Dewey is simply proving that he is good in any sort of an engagement. WHAT THE BOER WAR MEANS. tnscrvpalouM Capitalists Wont to Plunder the Transvaal. To the Editor of the Globe: In order that your readers may g?t a true insight to the causes leading up to the present unholy war against the Boers, allow rae, as an KnglLsh; America.:, to give you a true version of th? con 'litiong existing there, as told me 1 y a fifteen years' resident of Johannesburg. The imperialist papers, in order to bol.-te. up our own- unholy war in the Philip pines, are citing the lioer campaign in behalf cf the British as a parallel capu, and I admit that it is, with the evidence all in favor of the Boers. It is asserted that the outlar.ders — for eigners — are denied citizenship. This is but one of the many falsehoods ci <u lated by those interested in bolstering op the imperial policy. The face is tha. the whites, whether citizens Uy birth or naturalized, after ftva years r. s'.dence and en payment of £25, are entitle.! to take i art in the election of the. meinb rs of the volksraad and of the president. For membership to the r.-.aJ and for the presidency, only natives cr residents of fifteen years' standing-, owners of ieal estate and professing the Protestant re ligion, are eligible. All tho.-e who signed the oetltion for annexation to Ehetl md are excluded from the ri<ht of svff a c anc". from holding public office. They are simply treated as traitors to the countiy, as they deserve to be The object of the pre?ent campaign 's plain to any one conversant v/i'.h the causes that lave occasioned it. The f*ct is thai, under Boer law, the natural in crement of the soil cannot belong to in dividuals, but only to the governnvnt. <Hc\v much belter for this country it the law were Lhe same here; we would rot %c subject to the extortions of the ccal barons; and the vast mountains cf boa in the Mesaba range would belong ta all the people, instead of to Rockefeller, Car negie et al.) In the Transvaal, individuals on ais?, on payment of a tax. on all :hat th y « b tain from the soil; but all mlne'als. in il dug, belong to the government. TTnder such a law here, it would be impossible to form :i trust in any mineral. Cecil Rhodes and his chartered com pany are the Rockefellers of the Trans vaai republic, which stands in the path of their securing a monopoly of the gold producing region, as they already have of the Griqualand West diamond fields ami Matabeleland. He knows that with the advent of Brit ish rule, British laws would prevail, and tfr<tt it would take him and his rich co corspirators but a short time to own the gold fields. L»et any American citizen read the following oath, taken by Presi dent Kruger and all the more prominent Eoers previous to the war of 1881, ar.d then champion the British cause, and 1 will show you a man unworthy of the protection the Stars and Stripes affords him: "In the presence of Almighty God, the searcher of hearts, and praying for His gracious assistance and mercy, we, bur ghers of the South African republic, have so'iemnly agreed, for us and for our chil dren, to unite in a holy covenant, which we confirm with a solemn oath. It is now forty years ago since our fathers left the Cape Colony to become a free and inde pendent people. These forty years were forty years of sorrow and suffering. We have founded Natal, the Orange Free State and the South African republic, and three times has the English government trampled upon our liberty. Our flag, bap tised with the blood and tears of our fathers, has been pulled down. As by a thief in the night, has our republic be%n stolen from us. We cannot suffer this, and we may not. It is the will of God that the unity of our fathers and our love to our children should oblige us to deliver unto our children, unblemished, the heri tage of our fathers. It is for this reason thai we here unite, and give each other the hand as men and brethren, solemnly promising to bo faithful to our country and people, and looking unto God, to work together unto death for the restoration of the liberty of our republic. So truly help us, God Almigftity." While I sincerely sympathize with the British soldiers, whose only duty is to obey, and with the widows and orphans of the officers and men, whose lives hive beer sacrificed upon the altar of an un just cause, I have nothing but condemna tion for a government that p/ices com merce before the rights of men. and tend ers its services to a body of unscrupulous capitalists whose only Object Is the sub jugation of a free republic, that they may plunder Its domain. Yours for lite and liberty. —Louis Nash. 470 Fuller street. AT THE THEATEES. METROPOLITAN. At the Metropolitan tonight the Nelll company will present for the first time in this city the four-act comedy, "Cap tain Lattarblair," -by Marguerite Mer. ington. This play was originally pro duced by Mr. E. H. Sothern and rank* as one of his most successful produc tions. The story of the play is extreme ly interesting and ccWtalns a well defined pirn, a charming lofi story and a great deal of clever comedfcii It is one of th.si plays peculiarly adsinted to the Nelll cempany and in/Tit flic company will b-j seen at its best^ T;e scenic embellish ments, as In tJL tli-i Nelll production, will be elaborates ai ji appropriate. The sale of seats c^nmencea this morn ing for the Jeffersott De Angelis Opera company in "The J!6Uy Musketeer," at the Metropolitan for! four nights, com. menclng next Sunday. There is some thing refreshing In tAe announcement 'if the first comic opernJof the season af er such a dearth of miisical comedy. The local popularity of ra^-time is be ing thoroughly demonstrated at th 2 Grand- this week ill,. the large audiences that are in attendance at the paifo m ancea of Black Pattl Troubadouis. This organization finds many adrol-ers on ac- I count of its comedy, its music, song-s and dances. Presented entirely by colored performers embraces much novelty. Black Patti sings 'Home, Sweet Home" an 1 also renders well "known operatic selec^ tions with pronounced artl.^ticn ss. Farce comedy, the most tmcces.-ful pan acea for the blues or business worries, will afford the theatric menu at th- Grand the coming week, when "Kelly's Kids," an entirely new and successful farce will make its firs* bow before a St. Paul audience. The company includes some welj known farce comedy artists and among the cast are mtntionel the names of Marty O'Nel', Hany Crandai!, Pearce and Udell. Ed Powers, Jean Cun ningham, Kitty Wolf, Laura Bennett and others. SMART SHORT STORIES. Freddy's mamma had a caller one day who several times during her stay said, "Now I must go," always resuming her seat, nevertheless. Upon another repeti tion of the remark, Freddy said, solemnly, "Don't you believe Jt until she's gone, mamma." Whi'e J-"-- *>. ---Lenn. the Democratic nominee for governor «f Ohio, sdll took an active personal part fn the management, of a Cincinnati paper a new reporter eume on. He was of the order of very fresh young m?n. He oadn't been on the paper a week before he was calling Mc- Lean by his first name. One evening Mc- Lean called the young man into his pri vate office and said: "Look here. Blank, what's the matter with you?" Blank looked surprised, but opined that there was nothing the matter with him. ■ "Oh, yes, there is. " persisted McLean. "Ycu are too formal tn your intercourse, with me. You sapm to suffer under a sense of restraint that makes you cold and distant. You call me John. Now, j don't call me John. Warm up, man; warm up and be- friendly and call me Mac." | A Southerner brought suit some years &go against the South Carolina railroad for damages to his property. He lost the case in the superior court, but insist ed upon carrying It to the supreme court. where he represented his own cause. He began his argument by saying whimsical ly: "May it please the court, there is aa old French adage which says. 'A man who is his own lawyer hath a fool for a client." " The next, week the supreme court pronounced its decision, which was adverse to the Southerner. He was in Augusta at the time, but received the an nouncement of his Second and final dis appointment by means of a telegram i-ent him by a prominent Judge, who was- Rii intimate friend Of his. The telegram read as follows: Juftement for defendant in error. French, adage 'affirmed by su preme court." LEi> A,DTJAL,IIFE. -Traarertj- Developed in n Fashionable riilriiß'o Flat. CHICAGO, Nov. 1.-Mrs. J. Rush Branch was found dead last n'ght in her apartments on the first floor of 716 Forty-sscor.d street, with a bullet in ht> heart. It is beli&ved the body, had lain jin the fiat more than a week. Flnper prints and smeared blood stains' were found on the wall beside the body, and a revolver with one chamber empty ws lying on a bed in Mrs. Branch's room. Five weeks ago Mrs. Bran?h m v d her handsome furniture into the builrl. ing. The woman was alone, but she : told the janitor, Frank Stromsen. her ; husband was a traveling salesman, and was out of town. She made no ac quaintances in the build ng. Upon s-v- I eral occasions a- man whom the jani or j believed to be her 'husband visited her. I Sunday morning, Oct. 22, Mrs. Branch j called Stromsen ir. to, fix a gas j^t. While I the janitor was at work a s.tianfje man sat with his ba<?k to him in ths front room and neither, sjioke nor turned his I head. No one (saw Tthis man 1-ave the fiat. Mrs. Branch has never bsen n by any of the $eighb,ors sine tha^ d y. The daily papers are piled on the back porch up to and including that day. A number of were found in th? I apartments, some of them ind!catlng th .t she had been leading a dual existnc?. At least half of thei missives were addressed to "Mrs. Mabel; Ddwns," although =ho is said to havip be¥n the recipient of them. In nona, wa£ the addsess of th<» .writer given. One of the letters, w.it ten in Montreah Oct. 24, and which was unopened, was signed "Your Husband." MR. BRYAN'S MISHAP. Is Throun Prom it Carriage anil In jured. OMAHA, Xeb. Nov. I.— ln order to meet an eng&gwaMKit to =i>c.ik tonight at Ravenna, \Y. J Bryai «raa driven across country from ilioup City, twe:.ty t.v > miles, three relays of horses being em ployed. When about live miles frcm the start the carriage was upset over an pm bankn;cnt and Mr. Hry.ia and the other occupants were thrown out. All were more or less bruised, though not s^ri us iy. At Ravenna MV. JJiynn spoke in a 'un ber yard for an hour, with the temp ■ a ture at 12 d'\<n,v.s ah>v.' z.-ro. an 1 th« wa!or in a pitcher on the speakers st&nd freezing. Assistant Seoivfary of War M.-iklejohn also addressed a large ondlsnce In the Ravenna o|h.t.i aoyt&i «L the same time. JOYS OF A FARMER'S LIFE. The farmer is a happy man (Sometimes) He lays a wealth of dollars up. And d mes. He has no cares to worry him Or fret. His soui. b'.'^tuae'he never is In debt. '■'•' When he is bungrgr all he has To do* -,| Is to go out and blithely dig A few Potatoes or to pick some fresh Green 1 peas. o His life is full iif. riimpl,- joys lAke ,these-n He sees the- •sunrise nearly ev 'ry d*y. ■" Oh, life to h»m ts f <P>nly sport. And Mny. He does nof'h;iv* : 'to think about His dress: "' He gets al^rtj? with one good suit, 6r le*. I" His wife s >>se!d<#h has to go In to#n f. She only ';;41d to have one ging ham ¥owt>, 4 " And he 's neVer tortured with Tl*e Mves.-' Because th^eh:ldren never need new shoes. i Oh. life is just one round of joy And fun To farmers. How I wish that I Were one! T'd bnth^'v lny the dollars up. And dtfmrn, IJupt as the happy farmer does (Snrrirtirr.e:O. -vSomerville Journal. NEW STANDING ARMY ADJT. GEN. CORBIN COMI'LIMKYI'S ITS EFFICIENCY IN HIS AN NUAL REPORT DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT Shj m They Have Been Ably Handled by His C»r|ts of Assistant «— Refem to < rlilflsins as Emanating From Di»a.p»olnted Place-Seeker*—Vol nnteers Are as Good as Any Ever EnllMted. WASHINGTON. Nov.l.— The annual re port of the adjutant general of the army, Brig. Gen. Corbin, was made public to day. Gen. Corbin sums up the military forces now in the service of the United States as: Regular army, 61.586; roran teers, 34,574; total, 99,160. The regular es tablishment consists of ten regimems of cavalry, seven of artillery, and twenty five of infantry. The volunteer establish ment consists of one regiment of cav alry, twenty-four of infantry and a. Porto Rico battalion. The distribution of these troops up to October 1 last was as follows: Tn the United States 34,:29, Porto Rico, 3,363, Cuba 11,1*7, Philippines 32,315. enroute to tho Philippines V.C9. Alaska 499, Hawaiian islands (£. G n. Corbin adds the following to this t-um mary: "It is said that by 7>ec. 1 next all the infantry regiments United States volun teers, shown above as in the United States, will have sailed for the P i ip pine islands. These, with the troops now ihere, will give a total strength of 2, 1 17 officers and 6S,6tt< enlisted men (an ag gregate of 65 725)." The service of many of the troops after their enlistments ha<l expired oauses Gen. Corbin to say in his repo. t: "The patriotism of the regulars and volunteers who enlisted only for the war with Spain, by willingly and actively serving after the expiration of thtir terms of service, calls for evidence cf ftpprerrlation on the part of th* depart ment. To this end it is respectfully recommended that each officer of ihe several volunteer organizations and enlisted man who continued in s; r»Le in the Philippine Islands after March 2, 1899, until honorably discharge i, he awarded a suitably inscribed m -uaL ' NEW RKGIMENTS EFFiC.ENT As to the newly organized ie3f»n:erits he sa/s: "The reports and inspections of these regiments since their organiza ion show them to be e'.F:cie»t, and possessed of ex ct-llent .'Tiat3ri.il, both in officers and en listed men; in truth, »t is no*, too much to say that better volunteer regiments have never bec-n organized." Gen. Ccrbin also pays » tribute to .he officers of the new colored regime. its, drawn from the non-commissioned of ficers of the colored reg meats in she regular army, or from m< s- who saw strvicß in the war with Spain, r.nd sa>3 it ts believed the bc3t equiiped ir.eti of our colored citizens have bjen cjmmi. sioned. During the year iher^ have been 62,175 enlistmen.s and re-enlistments, of 1 which 53,024 were native born and :>,151 foreign born. In point of color, ."W.154 were white, 6,000 colored and twenty Indians. The fallowing recommendation is made for extra pay for officers serving in our new possessions: "The pay of all officers below the ariade of brigadier general should be incr ased at least 33 1-3 per cent whi'.e on duty in Cuba or our new possessions. Most of these gentlemen hr.vo famiU?s that they ar£ unable to have with them, and ara therefore compelled to maintain two es tablishments. Also that 1 provision be made that all officers below the grade of ! major general, who retire* by r.aso.i of i age or wounds received in action, shall [ do so on the next grade above the renk [ held by them in the regular army or. the I date of their retirement." 1 Of the criticisms on the organiza tion of the army Gen. Corbin says: '"Much has been written of late c n cerning a better staff -sys. em. Ours may be, and doubtless Is/ open io improve ments, but it should be borne fn nund that the present organization is the result of years of legislation, born of the best thought and labors of our military nv. n. and has stood successfully the test of a'l cur wars. The criticisms of our sy.-tem are too often fhe result of dsappoint ment. Seldom has there one appeared in print v/hose euthor. has net teen a long standing applicant for n pla?c- in une of the staff corps or departments. The sug gestion that our staff officers are vsot ex perienced in Ihe duties of line offjcerß i.s not borne cut by facts." CASUALTIES AND DEATHS. A recapitulation of the casualties in ac tions and deaths in the regular and vol unteer armies between. May 1, 1898, and June- 30, 1899, contained in the annual re port of the adjutant general, shows a grand total of 10,076 men. The casualty lisc alcne aggregated j5,454, of whom thirty-five officers and 45S enlisted men were killed and 197 officers and 2,764 en iisted men wounded. The death list, num bering 6,611), was made up of 224 officers and 6,397 enlisted men. Of this total but thirty-eight officers and 4oi enlisted men were_jfilled, the remainder of the deaths resulting from various Causes, including the following: Wounds, ten officers and 192 enlisted men; disease, 165 officers and 5,344 enlisted men; accident, six officers and 2O3.men; drownings, three officers and eirhty-eight enlisted men; suicide, two of ficers and fifty-two men. and murders or homicide, fifty-two enlisted men. In the regular army the total casualties in ac tions and deaths amounted to 4,155, and in the volunteer establishments to 5,921. In the casualty list the regulars had 127 of ficers and 1,856 enlisted men killed and wcunded, and the volunteers 105 officers and 1.366 enlisted men killed and wound id In the regular army, between April 30, 1898, and June 30, 1899, 917 enlisted men wen> discharged by sentence of general court-martial, and 2,946 enlisted men de serted. ARMY SUBSISTENCE REPORT. The subsistence of the army during th i past year, according to the annual report of Acting Commissary General Weston, cost $27,064,646. These expenditures, it should be stated, however, in addition to those for the army proper, include com mutation of rations to prisoners of war, relief of destitute Cubans, relief of .suf ferers from overflow of the Mississippi river and Red river, relief of people in the mining region of Alaska, issues to Indians, etc. The value of stores lost by accident. by wastage, transportation, etc., during the year for which no one was held re sponsible was $169,441. Supplies lost lor which responsibility was fixed amount to $1,816, nearly all of which has been col lected. There was a large increase over previous years in .stores condemned. <I..ig to incidents and accidents of service dur ing the Spanish war. GERMANY TO RETIRE. Probable Final Disposition of the Sh a:i Islands. WASHINGTON. Nov. 1— The negotia tion? for the partition of the Samoan isi amly are proceeding rapidly, and officials here would not be surprised if a final agreement were reached in the near fu ture. The discussion which is going on in London, with the co-operation of the authorities, and in Berlin, has brought out certain essential features on which all three powers. Great Britain, Germany and the United States, appear to be agreed. At the outsrt It is stated that the deter mination was reached that the tripartite government of the group should come to an end, and that not more than two powers, and preferably one, should gov- ern the Islands. It soon developed that an agreement wu not likely to be reach ed giving the entire group to one power, but the chances seemed good for an agree ment that two powers divide the inlands; thus giving a dual government in place of the present unwieldly tripartite arrange ment. It seemed to be generally accepted by the negotiators that the United States would be one of the two powers to be represented, and that the Island of Tuli llti, on which the harbor of Pago Pago is located, would naturally fall to the lot of the United States. It Is understood that tho British authorities «iulte fully coin cided with this view, and that while the Germans seemed to regard it favorably, it was left open for mote mature approval by the Berlin authorities. In conceding this Island and harbor to the United States account was taken of the ;. r act that if an agreement was reach ed on that point it would still be for the United States senate to give its approval to the arrangement. One of the remain- Ing islands, Upolu, is of much value, while the other, Savaii, ia practically valueless. It Is suggested that Great Britain cede the Gilbert and Solomon islands to Ger many, the latter retiring from Samoa. The Fiji islands and some other points also have been considered during the dis cussion, but thus far Germany has not acted favorably on the suggestion, and there have been evidences that she pre ferred to retain her Interests and make compensation to Great Britain. This re mains open, ami appears to be the chief point remaining in the way ef v final ad justment. SHOWS A DEtHHASE. Monthly Debt Statement of ibe Unit ed State*. WASHINGTON. Nov. L— The monthly statement of the public d3bt, Issued to day, shows that at the close of business Oct. 31. 1899, the debt, less cash in the j treasury, amounted to $1,146,629,531. a de crease during the month of $2,276,199. This decrease is accounted for by the Increase in the amount of cash on hand, and the \ Increased redemption of national tank ! notes. The debt Is recapitulated as fol lows: Interest bearing debt, $1,046,049, --020; debt on which Interest has erased »ince maturity. $1,210,630; debt bearing no in terest, $388,762,.Q71 ; total. $1,4315 021.121. This amount, however, does not include $668. --661,903 in certificates and treasury not s outstanding, whfch are offset by an eiua\ amount of cash on hand. The cash in the treasury Is classified as follows: Gold. 1379.817,315; sliver, $496,499.2:8; pa per, $64,882,032; bonds, deposits in national bank depositories, disbursing offlceis' balances, etc., $$3,957,222; total, $1,025,155, --849, against which there are d.mand lia bilities outstanding amounting to $735, --764,309, which leaves a net cash balanca in the treasury of $289,391,540. BIDS FOB CRUISERS. Six of Them to B<* Added to the American \itvy. WASHINGTON. Nov. I.— Bids were opened at the navy department for the construction of the six sheathed and cop pered cruisers authorised by the last naval appropriation bill. These vessels will be of about 3.20 ft tons dt- placement, a little larger than the Raleigh and Cincinnati class. The speed is to be not j less than sixteen and one-half knots. The new ships will have twin screws an.l batteries composed of ten eigh.-inch guns, six four-pounders and four mac.iina guns. The limit of cost fixed by con gress exclusive of armament is $1,141,50 J. and it Is provided that not more than two of these vessels shall ba bulit In one yard. UNION PACIFIC DIVIDEND. First Payment rm Per Decision Ken. d«rcd In St. Paul. WASHINGTON, Nov. I.— Attorney JGen eral Griggs today turned into the treas ury $821,897, which is the government's share of a dlvfdent declared by the re ceiver of the Union Pacific railway. Tho right of the government to participate In this dividend was recently esinbllshel by the Judgment of the United State 3 court, at St. Paul, Minn. This sum is la addition to the amount agreed to be paid the government in settlement of its claims against the Union Pacific company. REIN ON~*AGITATOBS. Mexicans Wimt llnri-iiss and Ezetn Within View. CITY OF MEXICO, Nov. I.— Te govern ment has given orders that Anthony Bar rios and other prominent refugee Guate malan revolutionists now at Tapachula, in the state of Chiapas, shall leave tne country or come here, where they can be watched, the policy of Mexico being to maintain peace with her Southern neigh befs, and prevent this country- being made the basis for revolutionary movements in Guatemala and Salvador. It la well known that Guatemala is on the brink of revolu tion, and that intense dissatisfaction reigns among well disposed and progres sive people there, who resent the arbi trary acts of the president. Gen Carlos Ezeta, ex-presirtent of Sal vador, Is still In this city, where he is carefully watched, it being the impression thai he is endeavoring to promote disturb ances in Salvador, with whom Mexico's relations are most friendly. Civil Service Examiner's Report. WASHINGTON. Nov. t.— Chl-f Exam iner Servan. cf the civil service eom mlssirn, in fls annual rep>rf. 'icado pub lic today, sa.y.s 45.853 persons were ex amined for entrance.' to the government service. Not quite 75 per cent of the candidates passed. 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Q O / *T^i^#^ C* i n~* NEWSPAPER X g Tl)e (Jrlotoe Co., RO w x BLUE EARTH SCANDAL PUBLIC EXAMINER FOI'IO'S REVE LATIONS OF THE ROTTENNESS IN COUNTY FINANCES DEMANIS AN INVESTIGATION And While He fa There He Propone-, to Stir Up the Council Commit tee to Which the Library Hoard Matter Wni Referrj-d-Where Ar<> the Ml.smluk Warrantx Since the Inquiry. Gen. E. M. Pope, state public examin er, went to Maukato last evening to pre sent to the board of county commission ers of Blue Earth county a bill of par ticulars in regard to the condition of affairs of that county, which, he stfctea may end in .suits for restitution against some of the former incumbents of coim ly offices, and a general reformation of the existing administration, with even the possibility of criminal proceedings in one or two cases. The charges made by the Xeonrfoec are the result of an examination recently completed by Assistant Examiner J. P. Davis, of Minneapolis, and which shows that for years there has been more or less a continuous violation of the laws of Blue Earth county, especially in the ren dering of the bills to the county by some of the officials of the county, in cluding the commissioners themselves. who have sent in bills, the examiner says, to the county, which they were not entitled to, and there is at least one of the former coroners whose record is to be Investigated. Gen. Pope received word yesterday that the board of county commissioners would meet last night, and he was invited*> at tend the meeting, and he arrangedjwith Court Reporter Davles. of the judicial district, to accompany him In order that the Republican officials of that commu nity might not entrap him. The public examiner want 3 an investi gation made of the charges agslnst the officials, Including those who have gone out of office as well 1 as the present in cumbents, and the matter will be contin ued in order to give tho former officials, some of whom are not In Mankato. a hearing During his visit, too, the examiner ex pects to present to the committee, which was appointed to ascertain the facts re garding tho matter of $500. on which the city council is dlsposad to claim Interest for the time that it remained in hla hands as a member of the library board, the full history of the trust fund with corroborative certificates from other of ficials. He had hoped to present it la3t evening, In connection with the investiga tion which has been in progress for some time. Into the accounts of Former City Treasurer Horn, but was disappointed by the delay in the receipt of a certificate from a former recorder who Is now in th# West, which is needed to establish the circumstances of the issuance of. some of the warrants and vouchers Involved in the park board accounts. Some of these have di4.appe.lred, and Gen. Popo says that their disappearance, as nearly as he has been able to loam, was practically simultaneous with the publication of the report made by Ac countant Donaldson, as to the $500 loan, which was made the basis of a sensation in ihc- Republican newspapers in Septem ber last. RESCUED FROM A MOB. Dr. Dowle Ha* Another I'nnleuMimt Experience. CHICAGO, Nov. I.— "Dr." John \lex ander Dowle was rescued from his Oak I'ark church, Marion and Lake streets. at 2:45 o'clock this morning by a sergeanc and twenty policemen from the West Lake street station. He had be n ■ prisoner in the building since 7:30 last night. Chief Kipley ordertd his men out when word came at 1 a. m. that the ••doctor" was kept a prisoner by a m b th v de fied the efforts of the Cicero pollc . Fearing that they would attack th*> place the city police were rushe.l to he place in a patrol wagon. When the p*> lice arrived "Dr." Dowle and nearly 4t*o of his followers emerged from tbe bui'.d ing, led by the Zion guards. Dr. D w e'« meeting was one of the most tumi. he has held. His Zion guard? wr • pelt*] with eggs and stones; windows in th a building were broken, and one 1 f his followers was severely beaten by ths? crowd. For several h'.urs Chi f Val« lens and twelve men of the C cero po lice struggled in vain to keep ord r. Th y drove the crowd away from th ; bulldtrg a short distance, but could not i it. Two. hundred men renqa'ned close by, declaring that they wnud nrt tro until Dowle appeared. F.ve Hrre-;^ ir< r« made during the riot. The tr üb'e started at 7:30 o'clock, whfn ' Dr." D >wi entered the church. It continued with out intermission ;ill nigl^t, alih (Ugh midnight the crowd content d itseU with keeping up a passive si g<\ At midnlarht the police scattered ihe crowd, but 200 men gathered dose t > the churrh. which was c'.osely watche i hjr sc(.uts. This was kept up for hours. Once the crowd set fire to a load of hay. The blaze was extinguished by the f!'» department. .