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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 1900.
THE AROHBISHOP'AXD THE CAN
TEEN. v ,
There may be much to condemn in the
army canteen, viewed from the stand
point of the man who looks upon the
consumption of intoxicants as a beverage
as one of the principal sources of human
crime and misfortune. Indeed, it is hard
to see how a prohibitionist can take any
other view of the question save thai
which lias been presented to congress
with such persistence" by the members
of the Women's Christian Temperance
union. When one reflects, for Instance,
that the prohibitionist recognizes no
choice of .evils with reference to liquor
. and its use and abuse, but seeks to de
prive everybody of the privilege of drink
ing intoxicants as a beverage to any ex
tent whatever, there can, of course, be
no other position occupied by him toward
the army canteen except that of unqual
ified opposition.
It is different with those whose views
of the drink evil are less radical, in the
proposition before congress, to the ordi
nary mind, the question to be determined,
is whether it is more or less to the ad
vantage of the soldier that liquor should
be wholly debarred from-the military
reservations. The welfare of the soldier
is the matter under consideration. It is
not merely a moral question. It is a
question of expediency—whether as a mil
itary regulation it is more advisable that
liquor should be excluded from military
reservations, or whether it Should be
supplied to soldiers under- tho direct su
pervision of their superior officers. There
may be ground for serious difference of
opinion oh this score, but the belter
of the argument is unQ^stlonabty with
those who would allow the soldiers to
have access to intoxicant.-- under reason
able restrictions and regulations within
the grounds of the war department, rath
er than compel them to go outside in
order to supply themselves.
The appearance of Archbishop Ireland
before the senate committee on military
affairs in opposition to the movement to
abolish the canteen will .have much in
fluence in the ultimate settlement of the
question. As a recognized temperance
advocate of power and influence, as a
leading prelate of his church, and as an
ex-army officer, the archbishop is enti
tle, l to have his views regarded with the
utmost respect and deference. That
they differ from the accepted doctrine of
the adherents of the temperance cause,
and are in agreement with those enter
tained by men of the world, who, while
deeply regretting the general use and
too frequent abuse of intoxicants, are un
willing to apply the radical remedies of
the prohibitionists, only helps to show
that the archbishop thinks more of the
practical question which is involved
than he does of promoting through his
views any abstract notion which he
may entertain as to the evils of the
liquor traffic or of the desirability of
stopping the traffic entirely.
The present majority in congress has
thus far shown a decided disposition to
bend to the demands of the prohibition
ists. If this measure is embodied into
law ii will be as the' result of the moral
cowardice of that majority. The views
of the arehbi_ihop are timely. They will
go far toward preventing the consumma
tion of a policy which would certainly
work to the detriment of the soldier, and
which would never be adopted by that
majority were it not from fear of .{the
consequences which might ensue political
ly frcm standing out against the unrea
sonable and unworthy demand involved.
DAVIS AMENDMENT ADOPTED.
The senate, by a vote of 65 to 17, agreed
to the Davis amendment of the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty. Oil the face of the
returns it appears that sixty-five sen
ators are against the ratification of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty as submitted- to
the senate. This,, however, is far from
the real fact. If it were possible to lift
the veil and examine the motives of the
senators voting for the Davis amend
ment, the result would no doubt sur
prise the uninitiated.
The Hay-Pauncefote treaty ■ has been
the dumping ground for all the opposi
tion to the Nicaragua!) canal proposi
tion. Defeat the "treaty, and the ca
nal scheme will be defeated or indef
initely postponed. So they argue. Ac
cordingly every influence opposed to the
speedy building of the canal supported
the Davis amendment, as the easiest and
surest way to obstruct the progress of
the canal proposition.
To this end the lobby representing the
Panama Canal company labored. The
transcontinental railroad lines, which be
lieve their interests are opposed to the
canal scheme, favored the Davis amend
ment. Those opposed to the government
building an isthmian canal on general
principles were for the Davis amend
ment. Those senators who believed the
Panama route Is the more feasible (and
the number is not few) voted for the
Davis amendment. When are added to
these iii the jingo senators who 1 found
a chance to play to the galleries, the fig
ures run up to sixty-five. .* .... a
On the other hand, only! a few stanch
supporters of the administration, like
: Beveridge,': Frye - and Hansbrough, with
a:; 1 few - Independent . Democrats, voted
against! the amendment.
This vote was aimed, not »o much at
the , treaty—not"'."• at the administration
nor at England, but at the Nlcaraguan
canal proposition.;-- Had this treaty not
been so - intimately . connected ' with: the
building of the \ canal and" the;expedltu're
of $200,000,000, _ would have- been ratified
with but few dissenting votes.
-• It was unfortunate;, that this treaty,
entered into in good faith, and with few,
if any, objectionable features,' should
become the target; of so many adverse
personal interests.;:/
The British press, not appreciating the
road the treaty had to travel, may see
in---this practical rejection of a solemn
convention an -expression of unkindly,
feeling. This is afar from the truth, as
will be shown by. the vote of the senate
when the real question comes up lor
consideration. 7 ...
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
The adoption of the Davis amendment
to the .Hay-Pauncefote treaty has not
made that question. much clearer, % but
it has succeeded in raising quite a tem
pest in England: The 'Davis' amendment
seems intended to. appease the jingoes of
both England and America, and it merely
succeeded in being equally, odious, to both.
That canal must either be distinctly and
absolutely neutral or absolutely Ameri
can. This amendment "wduld make it
"neither flesh, fish,' nor good red herring.''
England either has a good right to insist
on the Clayton-Bulwer treaty or sheghas
no such right whatever*-"
We have' "previously impartially given
the arguments on both .sides of the canal
question. Aside from the fact that this
■ canal, even if fortified and "defended at
j an enormous cost, would still be the most
i vulnerable point for our enemy to attack
in case of war, we .have pointed out Eng
land's claim to the Mosquito territory,
""the eastern part of Nicaragua through
which the canal must 'pass. De
j nouncing the Clayton-Bulwer treaty doe 3
not meet the case. If the treaty had not
been made England'would today be hold
ing at least part of the territory on the
route of the proposed canal.
It has been pointed out. that, as Eng
land had given up her claim to the Mos-
quito territory, in consideration of the
n-Bulwer treaty, she would be apt
to insist on having it kept; that if wo •
built . the Nicaragua canal and did not
make it neutral, the European powers
wculd be apt to complete the Panama
canal and make it neutral, which would
deprive our canal of nearly all the ad
vantages we might hope to gain from it
in case of war.
In regard to the first point, English pa
pers now claim that if we denounce the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty we establish
again the same conditions that existed
before this treaty was made, when Eng
land held Greytown and was \ irtually
in possession of" the entire Mosquito
coast. If England should insist on this
view it-would be impossible for us to
build the canal without going to war
about it. ;
As to the second point, other English
papers arc vigorously advocating the
completion of the Panama canal. They
point out that the interests of all Eu
ropean powers are identical on this ques
tion; that they should, therefore, unite
in building it and make it neutral; and
having done so, it would be a matter of
indifference to them what the United
States might do about the Nicaragua
project. We might then sink our money
in a big ditch there, but it would not
do us any particular good.
This ought to indicate "where our inter
ests lie. Let us be patriotic, but let us
not throw $200,000,000 at a rainbow.
GOMPEKS* OBJECTIONS.
The experience of American society
with strikes and . lockouts for the past
two decades has been such as that in any
other country would have impelled public
authority to adopt some effective, means
or other to save the commercial and in
dustrial interests cf the people from the
wanton injury which invariably results
from such occurrences. 7;
Compulsory arbitration has been" under
consideration for some . considerable
period as involving a possible solution of
the difficulties in this particular direction
arising_from industrial disputes, ending
in strikes-or lockouts. The system is in
successful operation in New Zealand, and
has, we believe, been adopted in one of
the American states. At the present time*
most of the states have provisions in
their laws for the submission of trade
disputes .to state boards of arbitration;
but it is conceded that the wholly volun
tary principle represented by' such laws
has been found entirely ineffective.
Among the best informed students of the
labor question the plan of enforced legal
ized conciliation and arbitration through
state agency is accepted as offering a
way out of the difficulty.
In his address at the opening of the
convention of the American Federation
of Labor in session during the present
week at Louisville, Ky., President Gom
pers expressed uncompromising hostility
to the proposal. He seems to have
discovered in it a scheme . for the
destruction -of the liberty of action
of the members t>C trades union organiza
tions, by compelling them through state
authority to accept any award . which
may be made against their contentions,
-while at the same time "enabling em
ployers to avoid in various ways the ef
fect of such awards.
Mr. Gompers is not very specific in his
statement of his objections,: and fails to
set forth with anything like detail the
way in which employers might avoid,
while employes would be bound by,
awards rendered by state authority. His
nearest approach to an explanation in
this regard can be judged from the fol
lowing language; taken frcm his address:
"Organized labor cannot by attempted
secrecy evade the orovisions of an award
reached by compulsory arbitration and
determine'upon a strike. By treason of
their large numbers, their every act would
be an open and public act, known | to
all, while on the other hand an employer,'
o»* an association of ..- employers, could
easily evade . the provisions of such a
law or award by modern processes of en
forcing a lockout—that is, to undertake
a 'reorganization' of their labor forces."
Further on in his ~ address Mr. Gompers
r"^^*^
says:
"If organized labor, should-:fail to ap
predate the;danger. involved in. the pro-:
posed -schemes of so-called compulsory;
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arbitration, and - : consent tor the enact
ment of a law. providing for its enforce
ment, \ there a would ■':• be reintroduced the
denial of ; the right of the workmen . to
strike in - defense of. their interests and
the enforcement *by government of . spe
cific Lor personal service and. labor. . In
other words, - under a law based upon
compulsory arbitration;' if an award were
made . against labor, no matter- ho|^ un
fair or unjust, and brought about by
any - means no matter how - questionable,
we would be compelled to work or to suf
fer the - state.,, penalty, which might ■be
either mulcting- in- damages' or going to
jail; not one scintilla of distinction, not
one JOT removed from :slavery."
This view of the case is accompanied
by intimations that* those who have been
speaking in -favor of I so-called compul
sory arbitration are either the victims of
their own. credulity or are mere schemers
seeking to rob labor of its freedom to
work according as it thinks its interests
dictate. Indeed, Mr. Gompers seems in
his address to have descended to ; tfie low
plane .of. discussion; which recognizes in
most proposals affecting labor which do
not meet the approval of those who are
identified -with labor organizations a
conspiracy on the part of capital to ac
complish some more or less wholly intol
erable end. ":.'■■* *
: When . th* conflicting - interests in "an
industrial dispute are either unable or un
willing to come to an agreement, and
choose rather to resort to a stoppage of
work in such industry and adopt more
or less violent methods to attain their
ends, society should certainly have some
means of protecting itself from the re
sults. . This is the consideration which
lies at the basis of the every plan thus
far discussed of so-called enforced arbi
tration. ' .- ' .
It has been found- in actual operation
that the principle of conciliation has op
erated in most cases, when backed by
the determination of the state to insist
on arbitration, if necessary, in bring
ing about voluntary agreement be
tween the opposing interests. This is
really the chief result aimed at, and it is
a result which, however it may be
reached, will commend itself to all intel
ligent and disinterested students of in
dustrial questions. '
It will probably be found that there
are constitutional objections in the path
of the adoption of so-called enforced arbi
tration. But these 'will be found to ba
by no means insuperable. The objec
tions which President Gompers presents,
% as outlined above, are hardly worthy of
a moment's consideration. His claim,
presented elsewhere in tils address, that
strikes and lockouts are made infrequent
in proportion as labor organization, is
strong and able to insist on its demands,
is a decidelj one-sided argument. It is
really equivalent to saying that when
organized labor is powerful enough to in
sist on the demands of its members,
whatever they may be, there will be no
further occasion for disagreements, since
employers will be compelled to accept the
terms offered or withdraw from busi
ness. 7 * .
Compulsory arbitration may not em
body the ultimate ending of the barbar
ous conditions now attending the settle
ment of labor disputes. But the ob
jections urged against it by the head of
the chief organization of union labor in
the United States are in any event un
worthy of serious consideration.
HAS SEEN A GREAT LIGHT.
The Dispatch, under the head. "After
Another Subsidy," thus delivers it
self: "The Dispatch is opposed to subsi
dies, whether they take the form of bonus
to builders of ships or refiners of sugar;
whether the fostered Industry is on the
seacoast or within the-borders of our
own state. And the reason is that it
is not right that the state should use its
confiscatory power to tax. to take money
from many pockets to put it'in one of a
few. It believes. that every business
should stand on its own feet; should de
pend upon the ability of its management
for success; should fail, if unprofitable,
and prosper if the contrary."
For a dyed-in-the-wool Republican party
organ, this is a brave confession of faith.
Indeed, it would be important if it were
true. When did the Dispatch arrive at
these heterodox conclusions? Surely not
before the- last election. Then are we
to understand that the Dispatch believes
that all industries, iron, steel, lumber, as
well as the wool and sugar production,
should stand on its own feet?. That the
tariff on lumber is an iniquity, as" is
the whole tariff-for-protection schedule?
Ah! This is refreshing—this bo.d stand
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for the rights of the people against the
subsidy-fed trusts. Strange we heard
nothing of this two months ago. Such
a radical change must have been long
evolving. Are we mistaken" when we as
sume that the Dispatch supported the
administration at the last election—the
administration which came into power
four years ago, pledged to almost uni
versal subsidies for American industries?
What may' we expect next?
If ANNA'S' SENATORIAL, STANDING.
The speech of Senator Hanna in sup
port of the Hanna-Payne-Frye ship sub
sidy bill was a disappointment to his
.friends, and the death warrant of his
bill. The opinion seems to be universal,
since that speech, ; that the senate ship
subsidy bill will be slaughtered.
This bill was Mr. Hanna's pet, and
his three-hour speech the : first one in
his career as United States senator.•_,- }
The Ohio senator is finding it much more
difficult to run legislation than to run
political campaigns. The older members
of the senate resent the assumed leader
ship of this political boss to the extent
that any measure fathered by Senator
Hanna will have Jto '. stand on its own
merits. The senators from neither party
care to go out of their way to assist
Hanna in "his schemes to pay political
debts. ; *
In the matter of the ship subsidy . bill,;
he attempted to make it a party meas
ure. In this he was balked^ whereupon
it is " reported he. made overtures to the
Democratic side, but with no better suc
cess.. -" A~ -A -A - -'■-.'■"■■' -7
History will record the deeds of Mark;
Hanna the political manager rather than:
the deeds of Senator Hanna the states-!
man. , -.'•"' .; _'"A *.
- The.case of the fourteen! diamond rings
—otherwise known as E. J. -Pepke ...vs.
United States, will come up for argument
before,Jhe _ supreme court -of ' the United;
States next Monday. . Pepke brought ; the
rir.gs from - Manila • and > did r. not - report _
them for duty. They were seized in Chi-""'
cago as smuggled goods and .confiscated:.
Pepke sued to 7 recover the rings. The
only question In the case Is that of ter
ritory. If / the' Philippines 7 were United
: States territory after the treaty of Paris,
Pepke gets his : rings, and the constitu
tion follows the flag. 2 „.
Archbishop Ireland . said •* some mighty
sensible£ things regarding the workings
of the army cap teen before the military
affairs committee. . It is. infinitely hotter
to have a well; regulated sale .of intoxi
cants to people, who will have them than
to attempt to force total abstinence, with
saloons within reach. This exusade
against the army canteen has been car
ried on with more zeal than discretion.
The English I press 7 indicates that the
government will not - accept the Hay-
Pauncefote '■ treaty as amended by the
senate. They further suggest that If the
United'- States wished i to abrogate the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty and build and
fortify a canal across 7 the ; isthmus, it
can do it, but there will probabiy be an
other canal in which the maritime coun
tries "of Europe will be interested.
1 Grand opera is at the Exposition build
ing in Minneapolis./ Some | will go and
enjoy the efforts of the - great artists.
Many more will go, pay their money, sit
through four hours of more or less
agony and declare they, too, enjoyed it
Secretary Hay's treaty will be so patch
ed, darned, stuffed and mutilated .before
it gets through the senate that not even
its. fond mother would recognize it in the
full rays of a searchlight. ; '-■■':
Hanna seems willing for any one who
has an idea to amend ; his ship subsidy
bill. What can be the tause of this ac
commodating spirit on the \ part of the
Ohio senator?
The Dispatch accuses the Globe of a
tentative advocacy of a cargo subsidy.
The Dispatch, no doubt, thinks it knows
what it thought it wanted to, say.
SATURDAY GLOBE GLANCES.
The advent of really cold weather will
be followed by fires, due to forcing heat
ing appliances. An examination of these,
as well as electric light wires, may save
a good -deal of money this winter, not
to speak of comfort.
—o —
Some fool called out "fire" in a crowd
ed hall in Chicago the other afternoon.
It was at a 5-cent show, with about
1,500 women and children present. In an
instant after'the false alarm there was
a mass of struggling children and women
making a wild dash for the stairway;
The smaller children were thrown down
under the feet of the stronger, and many
of them hurt by being trampled upon.
Fortunately no one was killed.
The navy needs 5,000 sailors to properly
man the new ships, and men are slow
in enlisting for sea service. Perhaps a
draft will be necessary.
It is reported that Secretary Hay says
he will resign his job as secretary of
state unless the senate ratifies the so
called Hay-Pauncefote treaty. It is
probably a newspaper yarn, but never
theless any public servant who sets his
opinion above the sentiments and wishes
of his people is not a fit public servant.
It will be remembered that President
McKinley declared in favor of free trade
with Porto Rico, and was fully indorsed
by the press and public. Suddenly and
without giving his reasons he changed
front and forced congress to change with
him. - ..' . •
Gen. A. F. Marsh, former inspector gen
eral of the Michigan State Guard, was
convicted of conspiracy. to swindle the
state. He was-sentenced to prison, but
Gov.-Pingree pardoned him on condition
that he pay a $5,000 fine, in annual in
stallments of $1,000 each. He paid the
first Installment, and new asks if he pays
the other $4,ooo'can he get 5 per cent "dis
count. It Is quite evident the general
Is unable to see his moral -obliquity in
the proper light, and it looks as if the
governor saved his friend from prison
disgrace for political reasons.
A New York dispatch says five little
cockleshells of ; the navy are to travel
more than 13.000 miles to Manila. The
flagship of thi'i mosquito fleet will foe
the gunboat Annapolis, and her con
sorts will be the gunboat Vicksburg, the
converted yacht Frolic, and the tugboat?
Wompatuck and Piscataqua. The larg
est is 1,000 tons, and the smallest 6CO.
They are scarcely more than large lugs'.
They go to the Philippines to cruise near
shore and in rivers to help put down the
rebellion.
One woman, Mrs. Evangeline Hearts,
was elected to'the "Colorado legislature!
Now the woman suffragists of the state,
and they have the woman vote that gave
the legislature to the Republicans, de
clare that Mrs. Heartz should foe elected
speaker of th e house. So the spoils of
power are sought even :by the women
who propose to "purify politics."
The allied forces in .China—the United
States honorably^ excepted—are doing all
they can to|convince the Chinese that
Christian civilization is another name for
barbarism. From all accounts they are
looting, pillaging, ravishing and massa
creing whole villages and making a deso
lation of the. fields they traverse. Since
the peace conference.of The Hague a few
months ago more barbarous war, con
ducted on the lines of brutality that give
a tragic gloom to the dark ages, has
foaen waged by. the Christian nations
than for many years before.—Madiron
(Wis.) Democrat. -
Today, Dec. 16, is the anniversary of
the birth, in 1784, of Jerome Bonaparte,
youngest brother, of Napoleon; of Roche
foucauld, in 1613,- French author of the
celebrated "Maxims."
Even if this country spends a few hun
dred million dollars digging the Nicara
guan canal the Panama canal will be
built, too, by France and other Euro
pean countries.
The friends of Neely," the Cuban swin
dler, declare that as the constitut'on did
not follow the flag to Cuba, ft will be un
constitutional to try him for his crimes.
It is estimated that the receipts of foot
ball games played by the leading colleges
during the season just closed exceeded
$500,000. These are astonishing figures,
compared with baseball. receipts. Foot
ball is only played, about six weeks, while
baseball runs through six months. : If
baseball had not degenerated into a spec
ulators and swindlers* system it might
be as popular as football.
. The "green terror" is what absinthe is
now called in France. The sale this yea
is estimated. at 10,000,000 quarts. Already
it has killed, its thousands. . Guy ... de
Maupassant," Alfred; de Musset, Baude
laire, who translated 1 Poe's works into
French; Theodore Barriere, r Andre
the artist, "and a host. of other men of
letters and of genius, burned their brains
away _ with the green flame and died? mis
erable deaths. Even four years ago, be
fore the habit had reached half its pres
ent strength. Henri Rochefort started a
crusade against its use. ' -In ; his appeal to
the people he sakl': "Absinthe is the bane
of the nation, and is killing France."
The house of /deputies a week ago passed
a bill forbidding its manufacture. _;;
In accordance with the message of Gov.
Allen, read to Porto Rico's house of dele
gates, which 'Convened Dec. 3, ..tomorrow.
.the y i.-land will be :; free from military :
rule. This is ]the paragraph declaring it:
"You are today the masters of your own
future. >. Dec. 15 the military-' department
of•: Porto Rico will 'isaear/-"All United]
States soldiers, except-, the smalls force
needed -to care ; for '-permanent - fortifica-.
tions, will have left* the island," and for
the : first time in over 400 years the people
tiry°ru'le^ iC<> Wlll be relieved from mili-.
' ' " - ' v —o—
■-■: Gen. Roberts^ has sailed y from - Cape
Town for England, but the Boer war is
not over, for reinforcements 7 are con
stantly going from England to South At-'
rica. : .;' , - ..:., .".".-■-•.■ .... -.-• ---.-.- -.•/-<
- Some : enterprising citizens of Vanda-'
Ha, 111., have been raising $1 bills to $10
and passing- them. They are" now in 1
jail. ,'■-.. " ,:.
Chicago is asking congress to appro
priate $200,000 to make a survey of ."a
drainage canal; and deep waterway from!
Chicago , to the Mississippi. ': Nothing
modest about Chicago. •'..■•'"
PERTINENT OR; PARTLY SO.
Sea herring have appeared in Lake On
tario and now -Buffalo people can run
over to the seashore- for $1.40. .
John W. Yerkes, ; who recently tried
to be the Samuel R. Van Sant of Ken- !
tucky, has been appointed commissioner \
of internal revenue. From Chicago to
London there seems to be a kinship be- 1
tween the Yerkes family and revenue. -
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The freedom of the city of Limerick
was formally offered to President S. J.
Paul Kruger, of the South African Mov
able Capital Transportation company
(limited). Isn't Paul a little old for a
real good Limerick day?
Texas people are- going to cure con
sumptives with liquid air, and Arizona
and New Mexico folks have been curing
them with dry air. The contradictions
of science are puzzling.
The Order of Chosen Friends is raid
to be insolvent. _ Some of them must have
chosen wrong friends.
A rival manager threatens to enjoin
Tim Murphy from playing "A Bache
lor's Romance" in the Twin Cities, The
courts will have to hold that Mr. Mur
phy can play the role, whether lie may
or not.
AT THE THEATERS.
METROPOLITAN.
Mme. Modjeska and her company. of
players presented Shakespeare's tragedy,
"Macbeth," last evening at the Metro
politan before a fair-sized audience: As
Lady Constance in the "King John" of
the night before, the actress' portrayal
of the unhappy widow and mother, was
of 'necessity definitely hedged within
the boundaries of womanliness always.
Therefore, while to great heights does
her sorrow perforce lift her, to no great
depth does her emotion force her. The
character, finely presented as it was,
hardly drew forth all the player's capa
bilities. As Lady Macbeth, however,
Modjeska has need to draw on all her
reserve power of art and bodily strength,
and that this power never failed her is
a tribute not only to her surpassing abil
ity as' an actress," but to her physical
freshness a3 well. _As the plotting, am
bitious wife of the Thane of : Caldor,
Modjeska is superb. As the conscience
stricken woman, haunted by the horror
of bloody deeds she has instigated, she is
tremendously convincing. The big de
mands made upon her in the scene with
Macbeth before and after the murder
richly revealed her genius as a trage
dienne. In the sleep-walking scene, that
utter naturalness and absence of any
thing like studied effect which character
izes the actress' work were admirably,
albeit grewsomely, emphasized.
As Modjeska's Lady Macbeth was a
more satisfying piece of acting than her
Lady Constance, so was McLean's Mac
beth more satisfying than his King John.
The tragedy "King John" is a splendid
piece of military pageantry. The trage
dy "Macbeth": is a study in I ambition
and remorse. The actor's conception of
the Character of the king, that, curious
but not unusual mixture of cringing fear
and noble sentiments, of timorous ambi
tion and shadowy ideals, has nothing
uncommon about it nor does it depart
in any respect from the conception of
other players. But it is a finished and
entirely "satisfactory conception, and
it won for the actor last night as much
applause and as many curtain calls
as were accorded Modjeska herself. The
scene in the banquet hall, when that
remorseless ghost of Banquo "will not be
downed" in spite of the maddened
Thane's beseeching, was vididly colored
by the.actor's "wonderful realism.
The play was finely staged and cos
tumed. > - - ' ■ „ ,
The support last night -was entirely
adequate. Especially commendable was
Barry Johnstone's Macduff. The duel
in the last act proved both Mr. McLean
and Mr. Johnstone to be finished swords
man. „ .„ _
This afternoon "Mary Stuart will be
presented, and this evening "King John"
will be. repeated. : -
Although Tim Murphy will appear at
the Metropolitan opera bouse tomorrow
night in a Russell play, he uses his own
conception of the part. He has never
seen Mr. Russell in the character, there
fore cannot imitate him. His - David
Holmes is a new creation, but the toiling
editor loses none, of his original tender
ness and commands the same respect
and admiration as when presented by Sol
Smith Russell.
"LA BOHEME."
"La Boheme," which was given last
night at the Exposition hall, as the sec
ond night's performance by the 1, Maurice
Grau grand opera company, drew a full
house, and one of the most brilliant au
diences was assembled during the even
ing. "The second night" of grand opera
was perhaps more enjoyable than even
the .first. Audience and actors seemed
to be in perfect harmony, and seldom has
a more appreciative gathering listened to
Melba. - Mme. Melba was even better
than -as she had been heard before, and
her performance as Mimi was one con
tinual masterpiece of acting in song. Miss
Fritzi Scheff. a clever young actress with
a charmingly pleasing voice, played
Musette with a great deal of vivacious
and droll temperament, and made one of
the very acceptable characters in the
•play. Campanini's Mareello was superb,,
his acting and singing blending together
in: perfect accord. The audience's ap
preciation was evidenced by the unceasing
applause "which was given him. Cre
monini, as Rodolfo; Gilbert, as Schaun
ard; "Journet, as - Colinc; riche,7 as
Benoit and as Alcindorq, and Masiero,; as
vParpignol, were. all excellent and took
their roles with spirit, their splendid
voices and fine acting adding -. much
towards the perfect representation--of
"La Boheme." ..'„
Melba, in the "mad scene" from "Lucia
de Lammermoor,"was a.revelation to the
•audience. . :..-
This afternoon at 2 o'clock Wagner's
"Tan-nhauser" will be given in German
with the following cast: - - , " _■-. „.
Elizabeth ........... ■;......... Mmc Gadsi-i
Eni Hirt- •"•' .......Miss Olttzska
Venus.... -".--■ •• • •'•••• Miss Susan Strong
Tannhau5er......"...:..: .Imbart de la Tour
Herman 1....... ............Mr. Plancon
Walthcr '.'. Jacques , Bars
Heinrich ........... -". • * * -Mr Hubben. 2 t.
8iter01f...... '.....-.....Mr. libert
Reinmar. • • • • • ■'• • • ♦• -Mr. '•-> iviani
Wo' ram ....................Mr. Mulhmann
. . Conductor. Walter Damrosch.
" "Lohengrin" is the bill for ; the even
ing .with Mme. Nordica as Elsa. The
full cast.is:-" "'--7_7. 7. -;, V.
Elsa yon Brabant .. :....... .Mme. Nordica
Ortrud -..'.■ •••'"-Mme. Schumann-Heink
Lohengrin ...'.'...::..............: Mr. Dippel
Eriedrieh yon Telramund..Mr. Bertram
(Brabantischer Graf.) " - "r :
Der -Heerrufer . Koenigs.-Mr. Muhlmann
Heinrich der V0g1er....:..:Ed De Reszke
r (Deutscher Koenig.) -
■ -.' Conductor, Walter Damrosch. ,
GRAND.
7: "Man's Eenemy," . with its dramatic
scenes of intense .interest, * its comedy!
scenes, and pathos, all blended in";- a
thoroughly v pleasing % manner, . will -y con
clude its-engagement at"the Grand opera:
house, with performances this afternoon
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Circulation of the Globe
--■•.-, w-.: - ■ - - " -. - ' ' ":"'"'.'■-'■'".
For November,
7 Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of /.circulation of the St. Paul
. Globe, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the actual circulation of
the St Paul Globe for November. 1900, is herewith correctly set forth:
W&§m^Wim i 6 17,720
2....: -17,900 17.. 17 725
3 ..... 17,855 i 8.... ...17,500
4... 21,400 19, ...... 17.450
5.. 17,675 20 v .17,400
6 „... 21,900 21 ... .:• 17,390
7...7..24,100 22. t 17.400
8 21.200 23... 17,650
$ 18,350 24. 17,600
10. 18,000 25 17,400
1......17,800 26.. 17,400
12... 17,600 27....... 17,400
J3. .17,550 28....... 17,450
14 17,550 29....... 17,450 %
15... 17,500 30...... 17,600
ERNEST P. HOPWOOD.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this. Ist day of December. 1900.
H. P. PORTER.
[Notarial Seal.] Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn.
- Thomas Yould, being duly sworn, deposes and says: lam an employe"
exclusively of the St. Paul Dispatch, in the capacity of foreman of
press room. The press work of the St. Paul Globe is regularly done by
said Dispatch under contract. The numbers of the respective day's cir
culation of said Globe, as set out in the above affidavit of Ernest P. Hop
wood, exactly agree with the respective numbers ordered to be printed by
said Globe; and In every case a slightly larger number was actually printed •
and delivered to the mailing department of said Globe. ' *
THOS. YOULD. I
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Ist day of December, 1900. !
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FURTHER PROOF IS READY. j
1 The Globe invites any one and every one interested to, at any time. !
make a full scrutiny 9f 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. N j
and evening. The only remaining mat
inee of the engagement occurs today at
2:30. . ■ ;
Next week the Neill stock company
in repertoire.
STAR.
St. . Paul .audiences haye never been
delighted with, a finer acrobatic spe
cialty than that given by the Nelson
sisters with Rose Sydell's London Belles
at the Star this week. The burlesques
by the company, are fast and funny and
Le Clare makes a hit at every perform
ance with his hobo juggling act.
COLLIER IS ILL.
William Collier was unable to appear
at the Minneapolis Metropolitan last
nigiht on account of illness. Mr. Collier
was taken with cramps of the stomach
during Thursday night's performance,
but managed to finish the evening's en
tertainment. He was confined to his
room at the Nicollet all day yesterday,
but would not give up, and at 5 o'clock
tried to dress for dinner, but found that
hewas not able to stand on his feet, and
a doctor was sent for, and Manager
Scott informed that Mr. Collier" would
not be able to give a performance.
Dr. O'Brien, who attended Mr. Collier,
says the indisposition is only temporary
and that he will be able to appear at the
matinee and evening performances to
day. This is the first time Mr. Collier
has missed a performance in his career
on the stage.
ELECTION FACTS
That Should Caution Republics!
and Encourage Democrats.
New York World.
We have now presented the figures as
to the popular vote in every section at
the the last three presidential elections.
In strongly Republican New England
and in the overwhelmingly Democratic
"Solid South" there was a decline in the
popular vote, an decline, indicating
a much larger failure" on the part of
dissatisfied electors to appear at the
polls. In New England it was Mr. Me-
Kinley's vote that decreased; in the
"Solid South" it .was.-Mr. Bryan's.
In the great battle grounds of sound
money—the middle Atlantic states and
the middle Western states, together hav
ing nearly half the population of the
country—Mr. ■ McKinley stood still. In
the former Mr. Bryan gained slightly; In
the latter he lost slightly, although he
relatively gained some ground.
In the great former stronghold of Popu
lism, in those fifteen Northern states be
tween the Mississippi and the Pacific, Mr.
McKinley.made enormous gains and Mr.
Bryan sustained enormous losses. Mr.
Bryan's plurality of 150,000 in , 1896 was
changed into a McKinley plurality of 263,
--000.'.:: -.-.-• -i A ■;'■'"' . :
The vote in the Electoral college- to
155, as compared with 271 to 176 in 189G—
gives only a slight indication of the real
result. It exaggerates Mr. MeKinley's
victory. It minimizes Mr. Bryan's de
feat. . ," - ,- .- ■ ~
_ Mr. McKlnley's totals were swollen by
the" inpouring Populists, who, abandoning
the delusions which caused them to leave;
the Republican camp, returned after hay-:
ing inflicted vast damage upon the Demo
cratic party. Mr. Bryan's totals' were
kept within 150,000 of his total in 1596 by
the return of partisan Democrats in con
siderable numbers.
In the East, " where the Populistic
craze of the Democratic parly was least
understood, the partisan Democrats for
got it <he most easily." But in those sec
tions where Populism was rampant,
where its follies has been most offensive
to the believers _in Democracy, the of
fended Democrats j 7 either returned in
small numbers or continued to stand
aloof. ' Ay ;....77.'::.:;."-''•"■'•■'■ r^'.f:\T.
j If the returned Populists be substracted
from Mr. McKlnley's totals it is seen, that
his vote as well as Mr. Bryan's shows a
large falling off from 1896. And then ap
pears the full significance of the great
central fact to which attention was call
ed in the first of this series of articles
on the. popular vote. The central, fact is:
Except the presidential election of 186-1,
when the Southern states were not repre
sented, this Is : the first presidential elec
tion at which the popular vote has been
less than at the preceding presidential
election, the first at which it. has not
been much -greater^ >:,.:
More than a 1,000,000 voters standing
aloof; 7 McKinley gains where prosperity
and Populism were the - main Issues; - Mc-
Kinley loses "7 where imperialism. . mili
tarism ':.-; and monopoly were dominant;
.both Ti McKinley and Bryan A losing ' from
1896—these are the conclusions to caution
the triumphant Republicans. to encour
age the- despondent Democrats. to shake
off the odium of their disastrous Populis
tification. j 7
LITERARY NOTES.
The Facts of Farmer Riley's Me
diumship," setting forth the "material
izations" of spooks and phantoms, occu
pies the whole of the December numb
of The Journal of Suggestive Therapeu
tics (The Psychic Research Company
Times-Herald building, Chicago).
The Boston Transcript says: "Sincere
thanks are hereby tendered to Kate
Douglas Wiggin for her addition to.
Penelope's experiences in the Atlantic.
I Penelope, it seems, according to her
chronicler, happened to be In Ireland
when the queen visited that country
hist year, and the things she saw and
the things she heard in th'> street when
the queen was received by the people*,
of Dublin are, to use the small boy's
slang, 'great.' " The second installment
appears in the December Atlantic.
Editor Kneedler, of the Optimist, is
keeping up the typographical daintiness
of his clever publication better than t' c
cheerful spirit which its name promises.
Bolton Hall and W. J. Lampton grow
very cynical in the December numb
and a tendency to Philistinism is appar
ent in other selections -which was not
foreshadowed* by the earlier numbers. .
Nevertheless, the magazine retains much
charm of form and color, and from a .
literary standpoint is hardly Impeacha
ble.
The most Important group of papers
which the Atlantic Monthly will offer fci
its readers during 1901 Is a series of
scholarly, unpartisan studies of the Re
construction Period. The various au
thors represent both the South, and the
North, and many, shades of political
opinion. The following are a few of
those who will contribute papers: Prof..
Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Nelson Page,
Hon. Samuel A. McCall, Hon. 1). H.
Chamberlain and' ex-Secretary, of the
Navy Herbert.
The Bohemian, a monthly magazine of
unique stones, published in Boston,
makes its first appearance with the De
cember number. As.its name implies, it
appeals to those whose impulses are
generous, whose hearts are warm, and
whose tastes are cultivated. The sig
nificance of the term Bohemian has been
somewhat enlarged within a few years.
It includes not only those who love pleas- j
ure without regard to conventionalities,
but all who appreciate good felowshlp.
whether without or within the pale ME
convention. The first number contains
some striking fiction and verse. Among
the strongest of the stories are "The
Shears -of Atropos," by Edward Payson
Jackson; "Mere Pompon," a vivid story
of Bohemian Paris, by Everit Bogert |
Terhune, and a unique problem story,
"Was She Justified," by F. Ernest Hot
man. If the editors keep the contents
up to the high standard of this first
number we predict widespread popularity
for The Bohemian.
1 — m
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Need Good Advice.
Philadelphia North American.
As Mr. Bryan writes and talks very
well, indeed, the public will be the gain-,
er by his willingness to assist in ad
vising i the administration.
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Pittsburg News.. /j
The sultan shows that he is not ruf-ti
fled by reminders of unpaid bills by in-tj
viting the captain of the Kentucky to aft
company dinner. fl
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