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YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES. •Sp.m.High. *Bp.m.High Battleford ... 0 6 Cincinnati ...32 36 Bismarck ....43 IS Cleveland ....26 28 Calgary 16 -10 pubuque 26 26 Duluth 14 18.Galveston ....66 70 Edmonton ...14 .14 Jacksonville .'SB 70 Havre 24 SO'Marquette ...10 20 Helena 30 4'; Montgomery .36 68 Huron 20 33 Montreal .... 20 ''2 Medicine HatJ>2 32 ! Na&hville .38 42 Mlnnedosa ...2 12 New Orleans.sß 70 Pr. Albert ... 6 £ New York ...36 42 QuAppelle ..0 5 Philadelphia .33 46 f. Current ..0 24 Pittsburg ....32 32 Uillislon 6 16 •'Frisco 58 02 ■Winnipeg ....12 18 St. Louis" ....3$ 40 Buffalo 26 28 Salt Lake .-.60 68 Cheyenne ....40 60 S. Ste. Marie.22 26 Chicago 28 ' 28 •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). THURSDAY. NOV. 15, 1800. PL VIM 1 AS A REFORMER. Thomas C. Piatt and 'A his;. lieutenants '' have net let the grass prow beneath their feet while contemplating the host means, to avail themselves of all the fruits of the remarkable political victory which the Republican organization has just achieved in New Y. rk. Th.^re has I already been prepared by them for Intro duction in the incoming legislature a measure known as the state constabulary bill, which will hand over completely to | the state officials the work of policing the principal cities of the state. It will be remembered that in the last legislature Mr. Piatt had such a ineas. lire introduced, lt was progressing sat isfactorily until certain complications arose in connection with the Mazet In vestigating committee concerning the Ramapo water .steal which involved Mr. Piatt himself, his son and his son's lav ; firm, and which made it Ceslrable that haste should he made slowly in arous ing political bitterness. And accordingly Mr. Piatt ordered the bill withdrawn, and It was withdrawn. It is now reintroduced, and iejii; of course, become a law since Democratic folly has successfully driven the party from anything like a substantial repre- ! sentation even in the legislature. The measure is quite as far-reaching in Its consequences a,= it might be expected, considering its source and purpose. It involves the most serious assault yet made on the principle of local home rule, and it place.-, the vast metropolis and other of the large cities in the manage ment of their own concerns subject to the orders and direction of a number of bucolic statesmen who sneeze when- the great senator takes snuff and who are little more in political jife with reference to Piatt than the performing animals in a circus are with reference to the ring master. : ..' As an indication of the influence which | the spoils idea has cut in the framing of the proposed bill it may be pointed out that it provides for a commissioner of state constabulary, salary, $6,000, and $1,500 expenses. The commissioner will appoint a chief deputy commissioner, sal ary, $3,500, and $1,500 expenses; two deputy commissioners, $2,000 salary and $1,000 ex penses each; a treasurer, salary, $3,500; a deputy treasurer, salary, $2,500; a secre* tary, salary, $1500; a stenographer, sal, ary, $1,500, and four commissioners oi division and four treasurers of division, each with a gcod salary and necessary "expenses." The cities affected by the proposed law are arranged in four divisions; first division, the city of New York; second division, the cities of Albany and Troy; third division, the cities of Syracuse and Rochester; fourth division, the city of Buffalo. There is to be a commissioner of division and a deputy commissioner of division for each of the divisions so created. This beautiful scheme is put forward In the name of re-form, lt is absolutely necessary to reform the police force. Mr. Piatt's great ambition is to take the police of the big cities out of politics, and indeed, to take everybody else out who docs not think as Mr. Piatt thinks,- and do as Mr. Piatt says. Of course, it cuts no figure whatever that the people who immediately pay the taxes which main tain the police force and the other agencies- for- the maintenance of public' erder shall haye r next to nothing what* ever to say about the men who police their cities. It is necessary in the in i terest of reform, as that idea is recog nized and acted,on in politics by Senator Platt.that ali control shall be taken away from the people of the several cities and merged entirely in Mr. Piatt and his po litical friends "up the state." Politics and reform ; may be regarded as con vertible terms by very wicked persons like Richard Croker and his fellow bosses of Tammany. But by Mr. Piatt and his aides the . two are utterly Irreconcilable. In order to reform anything or anybody, according to Mi. Piatt, you have to take i that thing or that person out of politics, and then every is serene. Hence the taking of the .New.. York police out of politics and out of the control of the peo ple at one and the same time! Of course it is the Democratic ox that is gored by this stroke of reform. Down in St.' Louis they had the same sort of thing done and the state was Democratic. Whereupon the 'people of that devoted Chicago suburb, who are Republican in politics, and more especially the Republic an politicians among them, raised most furious uproar on the injustice which was j being done, as well as on the perversion which was being effected of all true un derstanding of responsible local govern ment. But, after all, the state constabu lary bill, as ' outlined at this early day, -may .-be safely accept ed as being little more than a feeler by Mr. Piatt and his fellow re formers. Just how it is received will de termine to some extent at least the shape which the state constabulary measure will probably take which wilt turn over the cities of the state to the control of the Republican state .politicians. AN UNREASONABLE COMPLAINT. ' TI '""'■:■:'.' ■•'.„■'- • « * ■ -" "Within a day or two the press reports called attention to the fact that crimes of violence had increased in remarkable degree in the city'of Chicago, and that the thugs and highwaymen had sue-; ceeded in terrorizing the community. The : press of the city had, it was said, work ed itself into a great rage over the situa tion, and a -demand -was almost certain to be made for the removal of the heads: of the .police department and for a gen eral reorganization of that body. Concurrently with these reports • we. .read of the conduct of a savage prize fight between two young lads, maintain ed in Chicago solely and only for the-, "gate money." One of them is seen blind, bloody, ' weak and reeling over a: public stage,.beaten. by his opponent who. puts forward every physical resource to knock him insensible in order that the 1 sharp of the gate money : which goes to each shall be calculated on a basis more favorable to. the. successful boxer. The police stand by, together with thousands of spectators, and watch the brutal show, waiting -patiently" until the poor battered remnant of, humanity is beaten to the ground and made insensible or until "the gong sounds," terminating the awful scene.:.~.*•.'-"; *"■—"•""•""" ''■" •• "'The newspapers, which condemn -the police fence for its inefficiency in sup pressing thugism and robbery reports with touching -fullness of details of -this shocking exhibition, and the readers in whose behalf they protest against the reign of thugism, swallow each detail of the disgusting fray. Yet wonder is ex pressed. that there should be a reign of thugism prevailing in Chicago. It is too often the case that the police are in complicity with the criminals. It was the case too recently right here in Bt. Paul to call for any especial comment. But there is no such complicity in the case of Chicago. It is not necessary that there should be in order to explain . .c prevailing outbreak of crimes of vio lence in that city. The fact Jhat such a vile exhibition as that given in the last two founds of "the recent McGovern- Broad prize-fight can be-tolerated in any community offers all the explanation that is necessary if the community is handed over to the domination of the criminals. j n-e New York legislature was compell ed, for the protection of society, to put in operation a law which practically doe away with boxing exhibitions. This became necessary because those who are personally interested in prize fights and fighters could not be relied on to observe the law which permitted boxing contests,! but aimed to put an end to just such ex hibitions as that which took place at Tatteisall's, .dn- Chicago,' on Tuesday night. Their interest is a money interest in every instance. All such contests are conducted on a money basis. Most of them have been frauds, and all of them have been more or less brutal. No com munity has a right to complain which finds itself in the grasp of its criminal ciasses which- will allow the brute in stinct among men to manifest itself and to come under public protection as it did in this case.. Indeed, it would not be far out of the way to say that the people of Chicago may -consider themselves espe cially fortunate in having so high a de gree of public order maintained as pre vails, especially in view of the accepted standards of public taste and public morals in that community. XICiAR CANAL. The president will. In his annual mes- ] gage, take strong grounds in regard to | the construction of the -Nicaragua canal. I He will recommend the ratification of the i Ilay-Paimcefote treaty, and make other suggestions looking to a speedy adjust ment of the old difficulties which sur round that gigantic enterprise. Since the time of Columbus .a passage j to the Pacific has been eagerly sought. - A canal across the isthmus of Panama J has been the dream of many an engi neer. The great De Lesseps, who con quered the sands of Egypt, who brought the wealth of India to the door of Eu rope, retreated, baffled before the diffi culties of the Panama route. Two hun dred and eighty million dollars hare been sunk^ in tthis scheme, and yet the work seems hardly begun. Since 1854 the United States has had a grant from the government of Nicarauga to construct a canal through its territory. There lias been concessions made to other Interests for canal and railroad purposes —to private parties and syndicates. These T^ ST. PAUL GhOBE, 'ijiIJBSDAy, JSQVl^iijjr Wf j^oq. the.Nlcaraguan government has recently i declared void. The Marine Canal com- < pany bias made some progress in ths line j of surveys, \ estimates etc., . acquiring: through these efforts vested rights which the United States will doubtless protect. With the way cleared -by the Hay- Pauucefote treaty and the adjustment of private concessions, the government of Nicaragua stands rea,dy to renew such concessions for the construction aijd maintenance of the canal, as the Unit ed States may desire. j~_* 7 yth the two parties pledged to the construction of this great commercial wa- , terway, with the interests actual and prospective in the Pacific, with a- fuller realization of the necessity for a closer connection of the West with the East in time ..of war, . congress will no doubt take immediate action. The difficulties in the way of the con-, struction of the canal over the proposed j route through Lake Nicaragua are small compared to those of the Panama route..' The Panama route contemplates a canal at tide water. The other utilizes na- ! ture's waterways and gains the elevated country by means of locks. The canal will be one hundred and sev enty miles in length, fifty-six of which will be .across Lake Nicaragua, This ■ lake is the key to the situation. Lying about one hundred feet above sea level, it will act as a reservoir to feed th» ; canal. From the lake the route follows j ,the course of San Juan river for sixty three miles, then cuts across the coun try to a point of the coast known as Greyton. At the point where the canal leaves the river/bed a huge dam will B3] constructed to : force as much water as is needed from the old channel into the canal at a higher level. The scheme, it will be seen, Is not to dig a canal, but to hoist it into the air, .keeping the surface of the ditch, or aque duct, on a level with Lake Nicaragua for about one hundred miles; then when the level land of the .coast is reached, to drop it by means of locks to sea level. ' From the lake west, to the Pacific ocean at Brito, is but a -few miles, and the' canal, after being ; carried through the lava peaks near the Jake, makes .a sudden j drop to the level of the sea. Within the last few years the .experi ence on -the great Manchester, Cronstadt and Chicago drainage canals has demon-' strated the fact that canal construction •work ..can be done now for one-halt' of the estimates made fifteen years ago ! This is due to the use of .improved ma- ; chinery and the use of dynamite. . • Mr. Cooley, of Chicago, in an interview ; about two years ago, stated that the sur vey made by Menocle in 1889 along the: route which is outlined above is the best possible, and that -the plans laid down .by that -engineer cannot be improved upon. The estimates, however, based up on the conditions of that time, where ' they are specific, can be cut in two, re ducing the estimated cost of the canal to $50,000,000. ; There is no national Issue of greater, importance today than' the speedy con struction and control of this interoceanlc -waterway. There may 'be interests which will oppose itit is possible that • tit* transcontinental lines of railroads will see in this a menace to their business!, but that is far fetched, the improvement in railroad construction will keep pace with the competition of water traffic. The tariff ,of time will always be an element in railroad transportation which cannot, be overcome. LET US BE HUMBLE. It is good for a nation, as well as for an individual, to indulge occasionally in that kind of meditation which fosters a ' spirit of humility. "Lest we forget— lest we forget." We, as a nation, are prone to pat our- • selves on the back with supreme self -complacency and congratulate ourselves . for being God's own people in God's own country. Our attitude is perhaps not so much that of the Pharisee who thanked God for not being like other men, as that of ' . Little Jfeck Homer, Who sat in a corner, Eating his Christmas pie. He stuck in his thumb And pulled out a plum. Saying: "What a good boy am I." Like Little Jack Homer, we have been enjoying our pie, our share of the good things of earth; we declared that it was ! all right, that we had no fault to find and like Little Jack Homer we have good naturedly extended the same judg ment to ourselves. We judged our- . selves by our share of the world's good things and labeled ourselves O. K. with a. big blue pencil mark. To anybody wishing to jar the main- ; stays and. the starch out of this feeling of national self approval, we can sug gest no better means than a comtempla- ; tion of the record of murders commit annually in the United States. In fact the record is such that any one not hav ing any further acquaintance with our : country might take us for a nation of barbarians of the middle ages. : The average number of murders com- ' mitted annually in the states of the ' Union during the last decade is as fol- -i lows: "." '''-[-^ iji'.HvS'! South Carolina ..221: Delaware ...... 43 " Georgia 3SI Mary .... :..'. *2£o Florida 157 Dist. of Columbia 24" Ohio 332 Virginia 305) Indiana 22*1 West Virginia f. £7 Illinois 315 North Carolina...'2Ss • Michigan 205 Kentucky 39$ Wisconsin 151 Tennessee ... '40s Minnesota 159, Alabama '4451 lowa £02 Mississippi .'.317 ' Missouri -. 562 Louisiana 358 North Dakota:.... £9 Texas v ..1021 South Dakota 43 Arkansas ....:.'..'-305 Nebraska 168 Montana ...20 Kansas 235 Wyoming 22 Maine 18 Colorado [ .252 New Hampshire.. 9 New Mexico ..... 58 Vermont 6 Arizona ......'..'." 43 Massachusetts ... 96 Utah !.!!■!!" 57 Rh^de Island ..... 52 Nevada ..." 29 Connecticut 73 Idaho .„ ' w New York .512 Washington' .. "102 New Jersey 120 Oregon ... 70 (Pennsylvania .....312 California ......'. "422 There was murder of all grades and qualities; from the refined fiendishness of a Leutgert and the ghoul-like brutality of the Wise case down to.the coarseness of the common thug or footpad that brains his victim in some dark alley for the sake of a few paltry dollars. Some prac ticed "murder as a fine art," others as a mere commonplace, everyday trade or handicraft and still others in the bung ling manner of amateurs, and -all in all the figures reached the appalling aim of 10,000. Compare with this record the paltry 600 reported from Germany or 800 reported from ranee and we can amply afford to be- heartily ashamed -of - our sches. We.think of.ltaly as the country of the vendetta, where no . man can go home on a dark night v/lthout getting his frame punctufed in various places; where it is the. common customary thing for; a man to come home at night on a stretch er with his ; back stuck full of"stilettos' like a pincushion, yet Italy reports less than -4,000 mngders, annually, and even granting that>fl:aly has only half as large a population we have, we still come out as an easy winner by a safe majority. We have,;i>-idaed, all reason to feel stag, F e.r£<? at the 'enormity of this record, and it is well for us to realize that in our social _ fab^^here. is an immense dis crepancy somewhere; that the church the . " ■it'-'-'-^ ' .' - - .' - school, the^rwj&ie-and the state have an ■enormous "jtas'l^ ; before them, which will require united and unswerving en ergies of in 'alike. TIIUR CJ.OUi: PLAICES. Prof. Winchell, of.the State university, I has rendered a service to .the state little understood and appreciated in | his re ports on Minnesota geology. —o— ~2££yi£- Is there any good reason why some of the magazines leave their ; pages uncut? It is an annoying task to cut a hundred or so pages to find out the contents. It is noticed, however,' that the advertising pages are cut. It looks .as if j the ad vertising pages had ..more value than the reading matter, _"for. which "people are supposed to buy the ' publication. It is probably a scheme to .get people to look over the advertising pages first. Our old-time Minneapolis newspaper friend, A. J. Blethen, now of the Seat tle Times, takes the defeat of Bryan so seriously that he says "there will never be another presidential election in the re public." —o— Nevada should be abolished as a state. It had 42,354 population by the recent j census, the loss in population since 1380 averaging about 1,000; a year. It has one congressman .and two senators, and there fore as much voice in the United States senate as Minnesota, with nearly forty times as many people. Make it a ter-; ritory, or a county attached to California or Utah. ; : ■' '■ a The military spirit has struck the toy trade and it is said that the holiday toys on exhibition will be a long pan- > orama of war and munitions of war. —o— "The Adx^jsor, a magazine devoted to the interests of advertisers," published at j.j.33 BroadWay\ New York, by David Phillips, a -hustler, known in St. Paul' and. the Northwest, is - one -of-• the best things of the-, kind now published.: ->;"•'-'' J'i . —o — On Nov. 1635, Old Parr (Thomas Parr) was 'buried in Westminster Abbey,; London. He was the noted old man of England. He did not marry until .he was -eighty, years of age, and, becoming a widower, he "married again at one hun dred and twenty years. . He died in 1635, at the age of one hundred and fifty-t«vo: years. '- ,:'""'" •'•11.5 ; --. . '■•-. \... —o— A national good roads convention will -meet in Chicago, Nov. 19 to 24. > ,-. "'' —o— :.= "^te Pioneer "Press from what it knows of Ames admires neither him, his meth ods, nor .his policies."—Pioneer Press. Yet that paper did not put a straw in his -way to the mayor's office of Minneapolis. '. o— [ Eleven years ago today Don Pedro was deposed from the throne of Brazil and L«e republic proclaimed. '-'.■-' -'"!■— O— -; ■• A visitor to a Chicago pie bakery, : •where the output is 36,000 pies a • day, found -out -that pumpkin pies are made -of "a -mixture of sweet potatoes, apples and cheap, flour, . flavored with a chemical extract, Cranberry pie contains only, enough cranberries to. 'make a showing.' after the manner of the. oyster ..in*, the church fair stew. " The rest is apple lel ly, colored red and flavored. I have for gotten the , other substitutes employed, but. these will give you' a general idea of the morality of the business." -'.; —o— On Nov. 15, 1712, a duel with swords took place in Hyde park, London, be tween the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun, leaders of opposing political parties in England, and both were ki led. > and then the seconds fought and were badly wounded. The duel created a great commotion.,;. .;!;%' '"* "The impostor employs force instead of argument, imposes silence where he can not convince, and propagates his char acter by the; sword."—Junius, Letter xi. -".I, 1:- -. • o— A rooking chair with rubber" tires, has just been patented. It is said' that 70,000 Americans spent the past summer in Paris, the total num ber of visiting:, Americans, however, run ning to about 200,000. i> - i o— Today, Nov. 15, is the anniversary of the birth of j Johan Kepler, in IG3O, the astronomer;; ofi William Pitt, in 1708. an illustrious 'English "commoner" states man; of Dsfon- Stubcm, In 1730. a Prus sian general who served the Americans during the "evolutionary war; of William Cowper, in '731. English poet; of Sir Wil liam Herschel, in 1738, an eminent astion omer and. 'cHi^coverer; of Richard 11. Dana, in ..'17,87,: an American poet and essayist: of Eliza Leslie, in 1787, one of the early popular American story writer; of Thurlow Weed, in 1797, a famous American editor and politician. The Suez canal is ninety-two miles lung. and it costs a ship at the rate of $1 to $1.50 a ton, depending upon the tonnage, to pass through. The original cost of the canal was ?50,00C,000. The man who makes figures figures out that quinine to the amount of 1,000,000,000 grains came into the United States last year. That amount ought to kill a lot of fever. ' . ;?;AAcAAAALA:' A Dominican friar, it is said, after forty years of church work in the Philippines, was asked to write a book describing his impressions of the habits and customs of the Filipino people. He-agreed to do ■■■■■> If no one would look at it. until his death. He died recently at Manila, ' and the -much sought-for book was found among his effects. On the first page was the title, and all the other 300 pages were blank except the last, on which was written: "This is all I know, after forts years' study of the Filipino people." Well, the Americans are different. They are curious to know all about them, and will do so. regardless of cost and regard less of what it will all amount to after finding out. —o— "The little things in life I love A song,, a .word, a "smile, •- An hour of happy blue above 'Neath which I walk the while. , For at the best, tho' be our state The peasant's or the king's, This life is- a mosaic, great— But made from little things." s :.^ —o — Today, Nov. 15, is-dedicated in the Catholic calendar to the memory of St. Malo, patron saint of the city of St. Male, Frauee. A-:A:: England's orders so far for American canned meats for the; troops' in South Africa amount to over 5,000 tens. —o— Our national j debt, is now .only $1,403, --000,900. It (has been on a standstill most of the time; Soy the last; two years, ow ing to the*' War expenditures using up receipts. . , —o— It is said that the false teeth output of the country is about 29,900,000 a year. The porcelain of ' which they are composed is chiefly kaolin; and the process of put ting, on the enamel is extremely deli cate. '"•'..:■■ Wireless messages are now being .sent to the distance of forty-two j miles. | Ex- periments in wireless telephones are now being made with success for Gen. Mile?. .—- •• -."' —o— " "'!-'- '; * f-1".'.;'.; A shortage Is reported in Pacific coast salmon packing this season, and an 'ad vance in prices is "announced. "*■ *"* -■! PERTINENT OR PARTLY SO. Just what the charge against W. D. Cook, who 'sent 400 penines to the mint', is no one seems to know. The treasury department has formally announced its desire to " retire these coins from circula tion on account of their bacilli breeding proclivities and Cook may have been merely starting out along definite lines as a, sanitary reformer. * * * The city hall elevator evinced a dispo-' sition, executed unsuccessfully, to pro vide official places for some of those who fell outside the breastworks a week ago. . -" - " Could it have' been Horace Bigelow who said that the Germans raised Kane? A local paper says the verdict in the Cook case was a surprise, but the real surprise was the losing of Dave Hen nessy's gun, which never" appeared in the narratives of the affair until the case came into court. '.:>; ' Thomas A. Edison has invented an economical system of heating compressed air, and if he will now invent a process of compressing "hot air" the political campaign will cease to be a waste of time and money. v.- . * * * The latest fashion in warships is to have them Morocco bound. The Havana wrapper has gone out of style. ;,....-■. * » * The Chicago city council will not meet for several days, as Chief Kipley has or dered the arrest of every known crook in the city. The Republican state central commit tee, at heart, is as anxious to have a ro count as a kitten is to saib a boat In a tub. AT THE THEATERS. METROPOLITAN. "At the White Horse Tavern," which will be seen at the Metropolitan to night and the remainder of the wtek, is a comedy of trans-Atlantic flavor' which has been on the road to success so long that it may be considered that it has nearly reached the goal. It tastes of the real Tyrol, the region of romance, the Austrian Alps, and the bit of an inn that is tucked away in the moun tain side, a continued invitation to re pose for the guests who essay to stop there, in the play. The reflection from the ice on the' Alpine summits dazzle their eyes; the little lake that leaves the road at the mountain's foot threatens to swallow them, and the fleecy clouds grow black and pour down avenging showers of real water, which soak the just and un just actors alike. The sunshine gets through often, how ever, and there is a laugh *very few | seconds. There are - music and folk songs, pretty maidens and romantic trysts, quaint characters and odd do- i ings; in fact, the most delightful pot pourri of color to delight the eye, of wit to delight the ear, and of connected merit that appeals to the intelligence and understanding. The play comes from Germany, the home of "The Private Secretary." and a source which has supplied more than one . success and inspired others. "The Germans are prolific play producers, al though they do not always give the best acting versions. "At the White Horse Tavern" has passed through the hands of Sydney Rosenfeld, and it has come out with many improvements and all the original charm unimpaired. GRAND. > Comedy, hap always been a popular style of entertainment with local theater goers, with the consequence that "A Stranger in a Strange Land." which is being seen .et the Grand this week, is meeting with a cordial reception. Wil liam Friend, as Jack Thorndyke, and Miss Beatrice Norman as Alice Welling ton, are both seen to good advantage, j and Joseph Cusack as the Indian pro vides no end of amusement. "McFadden's Flats," which has been such an enjoyable treat to those who' have a fondness for comedy, has been overhauled, changed and brought up-to date, and is announced to appear at the Grand the coming week, commencing Sunday night at S:ls. STAR. Isham's Octoroons are entertaining large audiences at the Star theater this week. The bill is somewhat out of the run of the attractions which have been offered at this popular theater since its opening, but it is not the less enjoyable for that reason and has made a tremendous hit. A LITTLE RESPITE. Institutions that have learned to ex pect attacks from legislators are getting a little temporary solace out of the face that a number of the state assemblies are to be occupied for a while in tlie forthcoming sessions over closely contest ed elections for United States senators. In several legislatures cither the major ity of one party is so small, or the num ber of candidates so large, that prolong ed contests are certain. This is likely to occupy time and attention to the ben efit o vested interests which are com mon objects of attack. Of course the lac ter cannot hope to escape, and will in due season be subject to the usual har rassing, but anything which keeps legisla tors otherwise occupied is so much clear gain, especially in states whore there is a time limit to the sessions. Satan ever finds ample mischief for the aver age legislator to do, but the latter is le«i apt to be in a dangerously idle state of mini! when there is a senatorial contest in the field. FARMER AND FOREST. Cteii. t>.!iiew Tell* Why ih? State Suould Adopt Forestry System. To the Editor of the Globe: "There will be plenty of buffaloes for many years to come," was said not so very long ago. But the buffaloes are! .gone. Those who find profit in a waste ful eoiisumption of our pine forests are shouting: "There is no danger of the pine ! becoming exhausted." So they said in Michigan; but lumbermen in Michigan are importing logs from Canada to keep their mills running and the price of • standing pine In Michigan has gone up j to X 8 per thousand feet on the average, ; or twice its value "in Minnesota. Two years ago a forest expert from the divi- ' sion of forestry, Washington, spent three j months in the Wisconsin forests making. an official survey and estimate of the standing pine in that state. He found the present supply 17,000,000,939 feet; that •there was originally li.-y.0J0.000.000 feet; that 86.000,000,000 feet had been cut since 1840 and that 26.000,930,000 feet had prob-! ably been destroyed by fire. \c A safe estimate of the present amount of standing pine in Minnesota is £9.000, --000,000 feet. Possibly there are 25.000.9C0.- ! 000 feet. But it is being cut at the rate of half a billion feet per year and most ly shipped out of the state. Anyone can judge how long lumberine: in this state on its present extensive scale will last. Different sorts of lumber brought by rail way from the Pacific coast are now found in most lumber yards competing with our home products. When our own sup ply is exhausted up will go the price of lumber. Farmers are necessarily large consumers of pine lumber and It will make an important difference with them financially whether or not a more eco nomical management of our forest re sources be adopted. The increment or growth of our pine forests probably "amounts to ,309,900,900 feet per year. And if the cut over and waste lands that are not well adapted for agriculture were planted to . pine the whole increment, the ugh not marketable till a future period; - : would reach about 600,909,000 fee* board measure per year. Every year we neglect. to adopt a forest ry system entails future loss to th? pub lic, and especially,to the barn builder, or, in other words, the farmer.-.,;ys^sg^s?f:--: —C. C. . Andrews. St. Paul, Nov. 14 Monday, Nov. 5 -,... .... 17,675 Tuesday, Nov. 6................... 21,900 ! Wednesday, Nov, 7,,... .^24,100 Thursday, Nov. 8......... 21200 * Friday, Nov. 9,. r? , v . r .... ; .... : ..... .18,350 Saturday, Nov. 10 ....._.,.., ? tf9 18 000 * Sunday, Nov. 4 21,400 * (Advertisers are reminded that the respective circulation] of th* week-day and Sunday Globe are largely separate propositions, thai of ■ the Sunday being smaller in the rural parts than the week-lay edition and larger in St. Paul and near-by cities and towns,) THE PROOF IS READY. The Globe's circulation ..statement is not accompanied by an affidavit, and for the reason that few advertisers do not realize that any person who will ma!& a willfully fraudulent statement will scarcely scruple to swear to its accuracy. Instead of parading an affidavit, the Globe invite, any one and every on 3 interested to, at any time, make a full scrutiny of its circulation lists and records and to visit its press and mailing departments to check and keep tab on the number of papers printed .and the disposition made of the same. ENGLAND'S NEW- LITERAL SENSATION The cleverest woman in England today j is John Oliver Hobbes (Mrs. Craigie in ; private life). She is also the most talked j about, as her new book, "Robert j Orange," Frederick A. Stokes company, j is the literary sensation of the day across \ the water, says the Times-Herald. Mrs. Craigie is in reality an American, I as she was born in Boston in 1567. Her j •grandfather, Rev. James Richards, was j the founder of the first theological sem- : mary in New York. v She left this coun try, however, at an early age, and trav eled extensively with her parents. Her elementary, education was obtained in Paris, where she was put to school, -j Having learned French in her childhood, ' she speaks it with the same facility as : English. She is also deeply versed in i the classics, which she studied at Uni- ! versity college in London under the cele- j [ bra ted Prof. Goodwin. She began writ- : ing at an extremely early age, but did ' not attain .to general recognition until j the appearance of her first long novel, j "Some Emotions and a Moral." T. Fisher Unwin became her publisher i i through the fact that she was unwilling I to relinquish the unusual title which the j book bears. It was first submitted to an other firm, who accepted it on condition : that the author accept a different title and make other lesser changes. She re fused to comply and offered the manu script to Mr. Unwin, who also strongly recommended that she alter the title, but did not insist when he found the fair author inflexible. Her judgment was ap proved by the outcome, as the book proved a great success, selling over SO, --000 copies in the first few weeks after its publication. • • * - Other well known books by Mrs. <'ral gie are "The School for Saints" and her mystical, impassioned tragedy, "Osbern and Ursyne." The chief quality of her work is her power of brilliant generaliza tion, a power which she sometimes sub ordinates to a satirical and biting ten dency.- In her descriptions of character she is a black and white artist, using but few lines, but those most effective. She also .has the skill of the major -nov elists .in handling elemental passions, with a certain added masculine compre hension which enables her to brsathe the breath of life into Active men as well as women. Another quality of her work which must not.be forgotten is its indefinable air of having been written by a mental: aristocrat—a genuine lady of quality. No one has ever laid bare with more skill the motives of the better classes of Eng land. Her women and men never for a moment forget their breeding; they never do or think anything vulgar— the rea son, one comprehends, that the author herself is such a thoroughbred that she has no conception of vulgar or low-bred traits. Even her villain, Parflete (In "Robert Orange"), receives his death wound like a gentleman, and opens the door for the exit of his -murderer with the courtly remark: "Sir, I have the honor to wish you good day." "Robert Orange" is the sequel to the story "A School for Saints," and it deals with the irresistible impulse which push es a man on towards his calling—if he be strong—and despite the temporary allure ment of love and ambition. Mrs. Craigie is a Roman Catholic, and her chief char acter is a Romanist who is destined by fate or divine purpose for the priesthood. He is beloved by two women, and he loves> one of them in return. Brigit Par flete, the object of his affections, is a married woman living apart from Her, husband. A well-substantiated report of the latter's death arrives, and Robert and Brigit . are married. The report proves false and they separate. Later Parilete actually dies, but Robert has,' renounced his ambitions and passions of the world, and is on. his way to Rome to join the Jesuits. Such, in bare statement, is the funda mental and rather unpromising idea upon which this talented author has erected a structure of character analysis, philos ophy, passion, wit, romance. For, de spite the fact that this story deals with English politics in the days of Disreali and that its chief character leaves one of the most charming women ever pit into the pages of a book to become , a priest, is a story of absorbing Interest after all. Dove is always interesting, and Mrs. Craigie knows how to write about love as do. few living authors. This a how the spirited, . unconventional and beautiful Sara loves: . Whenever I hear his name I could faint. When 1 see him I could sink into the ground. At the sight of his handwriting I grow cold from head to foot, I tremble, my heart aches so that it seems break ing in two. I long to be with him. yet when I am with him I have nothing to say. I have to escape and be miserable all alone. He is my thought all day; the last before I sleep, the first when I awake. I could, cry and cry and cry. I -try -to read, and I remember not a word. I like playing best, for then 1 can almost imagine that he is listening. But when I stop playing and look around r find myself in an empty room. It is awful. I call his name; no one answers. I whisper it: still no answer. I throw myself on the ground and I say: "Think of me! you shall, you must, you do think of me!" It is great torture and a great despair. Perhaps it is a madness, too. But it is my way of loving. I want to live while I live. If I knew for certain that he loved me—me only—the joy, I think, NEW PUBLICATIONS. • • ■■ " ■ . . Look: f*or it tomorrow. '■■■y/^^H-. twp s*~"*4 sofflsoimeGontrittiiof&j ■ }A'JfAA. \ 111 E* #^ 'H ■ Caroline K. Duer I LOOK ROR IX TOMORROW. | /*~^H thp S^~"*4 sohisoiineconintnior^j M 111 Hi J Caroline K. Duer m mm mm -la i H J, , , Edjar Fawcett v. MAKTv FT -»srr "^frfch* A 4 il\ A JL Gertrude Arimton ._.. Miriam Mlchelson 'V--<Sl'~« ■• *^^tt ' ' ~"l'%k '- . Mrs. Poa!tn«7 Blgelow SwPT'- I December. § :?r^s^': = V # '-- -_* '' .# A CAPITAL STORY X^^X^^ . '^»W- -^ IN THE ORIGINAL | ..,.,..-, : . •"^ i .^ ■ FRENCH.^./.;.--^ - a w —^ Ay / / /^^' 1 KP^y%w giiiif*r fc& j PEARL MARY TERESA CRAIGIE. . ("John Oliver Hobbes.") t . one may find something to note or reflect upon on almost any of the pages: She told herself that she was" deeply anxious about his soul, but in a crowd she watched for his broad shoulders and his handsome face. ~: --• I am afraid she i 3 a coquette—a serious coquette. The world—to a young mind—appears controlled by elderly, suspicious,- hateful custodians, ever on the aiert to capture would kill me. Love! Do you know, poor little angel, what it means? Sometimes it is a curse. • .. . : _V And this is the tender and rapturous way that Brie-it talks to Robert 'during their brief honeymoon: I have but one prayer, and that is Jhat I may outlive you. When you die 1 shall soon follow you. It won't - seem-so very long. But if 1 should die first I should have to wait, because you would never yield, and your grief would cut sharply^ and slowly, a little more and more each day- And, although I might be with you, you could not see me.' I should know all - ~ your thoughts, and yet I could say noth ing. Almighty God is too kind to let me be so unhappy after I am dead. » * * Mrs. Craigie's pages are strewn so! thickly with philosophic observation, bril liant epigrams and keen comment that one enjoys them best by reading them Slowly, Interesting as the story is, there is keener delight in her work from the _ purely intellectual side than from the recreative. Opening the book at random or thwart every high enterprise and pas sionate desire. * ♦ ♦ Those who can be disillusionized have no convictions. Disillusion is the failure of a half-belief. .*..** ■':-' ;-<* * They managed an appearance of inti macy by discussing with great freedom the private affairs of their friends. i ~ * * * The very book in which the vanity of all things is most insisted on has lived itself nearly 3,000 years. 5 * * Disraeli called him a personified hallu cination. * * * She is not clever enough to feel bored; she is too well brought up to be fascinat ing, too handsome to insist oil homage. * * * ■ — „ ''Nations go mad." said he, smiling. Why not to my advantage, then, as well as yours?" . * * * I find a great campaign is being waged everywhere against the soul. It is a universal movement—the oniv things c».t sidered now are the pocket and the liver * * • It is an anecdote to be told in the Boccaccio manner—gracefully, with hu- _ mor, with much indulgence— it' might be the sort of story they tell' in hell. * * * The question being raised by the elites is, whether the character of Robert Or ange is quite convincing or not. Can a man love a woman so humanly, so de viously as is herein depicted, while be ing at the same time irresistibly drawn toward the monastic life? In answer tc this question Mrs. Craigie is said to reply that Robert Orange actually lived and ~~ acted as represented. Look* ».s Tlionsrli He Did. Toledo Bee. When Grover Cleveland pulled the hole in after him we hone he nailfd I down on the inside. American Alliance, for Instance. Philadelphia Inquirer. rt'*Lj 'Salisbury may be old, but he knows i thing or two • that always startles th< youngsters. AKiA That's All He Want*. Atlanta Journal. Mr. Hanna indicates that he doej no care to be president in name, but onl; in reality. - i-v.' • ".. -. ■ ---;:/'■.— —"—" '-. '-. My*tery Explained. Louisville Courier-Journal. Perhaps - the . Jones vote went to th place where all the pins go.