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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 1900. fc ■ ]~ HOW IT "PETERS OlT.>' It might truly be said of any re teponse that the Globe may choose to make to the last article appearing In the Pioneer Press on the subject of non-par tisanship in local government, that the game is hardly worth the candle. In the degree in which commencement of the proposed quo warranto proceedings has grown k-ss probable the contributions of our contemporary to the literature of the subject have grown more and more attenuated, until it has practically left itself noshing to argue about. Its closing contribution to the subject, print ed on Saturday last, revealed an advo cate who had effectively argued him self out of court. But, as there were certain statements of fact contained in that article wn'ch should not be allowed to j;o unchallenged. it becomes necessary to take some notice of it. For instance, our contemporary says, speaking: of Mayor Wright's police appointments: "Except the chief of police and the chief detective, Mayor Wright did not remove a man from the police force except for cause shown—that is to say, except upon specific charges of misconduct or ineffi ciency after due hearing- of witnesses on both sides. Nor was any one appointed by him on the police force for partisan reasons. The applicant was duly exam ined as lo his physical fitness, his com petency and his character. No questions were asked as to hi s politics. If any of Mayor Wright's appointees turned out to be incompetent or misbehaved, they were, "upon sufficient proof of this, promptly discharged." As a pica these statements ir.ay be ac cepted as in part foolish and in part false. The bulk of the removals made by Mayor Wright were accomplished through the agency of "resignations." No doubt the great number of efficient officers who "resigned" immediately fol lowing upon Mr. Wright's installation in office were influenced wholly by a desire to better their positions in life. The fact that they were subsequently reinstated by Mayor Smith might indi cate that there was some pressure not wholly non-partisan in character in se curing their resignations. Specific charges of misconduc*Aindeed! Our con temporary must regard itself as address ing the marines when it urges this state ment in proof of the non-partisanship of the police appointments of Mayor Wright. No; the "resignation" was a most effective instrument in tho hands of the "reform" mayor. When it was not found as effective as it might be, the record shows that "dismissal for the good of the service" answered all require ments. Then the Pioneer Press adds, with be coming .simplicity, "Nor was anyone ap pointed by him on the police force for partisan reasons. * * • No questions were asked him as to his politics." No; certainly not. No questions were needed. The record" of police appointments shows that any questions as to the appointee's polities would have been in the nature of the most delightful persiflage. That record presents the names of the gentle men who recommended the several of ficers appointed by Mayor Wiight. There are eighty-eight of those officers in all. 11. v is a list of some of the citizens ■whose names appear most frequently among those who recommended Mr. AVrirht's police appointments: J. C. Reichart, A. R. Ktefer jVI. J. HeH, F. E. Doran George :\'. Warren, \V. R. Johnson Hurry Franklin, D. P. Reese, John Sandell, W. J. Freariey John C>'poland, Geory Thomi'w'on IV*. \\. WolteistoriT, F. G. Ingersoll. What questions could bo asked con cerning the politics 01' police officers ap pointed on recommendation of gentlemen so commendably active In political life just at that time, and, in many ca.es, gince? II would not bo difficult to show from the police records that this talk about speciiic charges and trials o: offending officers before witnesses, etc., etc., is sheer nonsense. But why cumber the 6ub.icct by needless proof? The Pioneer Press shows a very poor Understanding; of the facts which It es says to dispute when it represents the Globe as claiming that 'the reign of partisanship in the police department be gan with the Republican Mayor Wright." Of course we never made any such state ment. But "the statement we did mak« was much broader, and sufficiently sig nificant to cause our contemporary to try to parry it by denying what we never al leged. Our statement was something en tlrely different, as the Pioneer Press will find by looking back a little, that Is, as suming that it has not known right along just what that .statement was. It is altogether a fruitless pursuit to follow the piddling details to which the Pioneer Press has been reduced in its effort to maintain a position incautious ly assumed and recklessly maintained. "tt'e would respectfully advise our con temporary to stick to its enunciation of the legal principles involved In the pros pective quo warranto proceedings. There it shines, as a great legal luminary should shine. When it gets down to facts in its plea for a non-partisan Re publican city government, to be called Into existence by judicial decree, it does not reach anything like its usual emi nence In dialectics. If it is reckless enough to continue ;in its present false attitude, the Globe may be obliged to address -itself to the claim of our contemporary, that the po lice force under Wright was "-"under bet ter discipline than it ever was before or since. This/ however, may involve a comparative statement of the efficiency of the St. Paul police force under the several successive Republican chiefs of police—an undertaking, which we would like to save the public from passing upon. «a — CUBA'S FREEDOM. Before going to war with Spain, our congress resolved that Cuba "is and ought to be free and- independent." It is now for the Cuban constitutional con vtntion to . define the exact nature of that freedom and independence. The people of Minnesota are and ought to be free and independent, and the same is true of the people of Mexico. The ques ! tion now is whether Cubans are to enjoy the gopher or the greaser style of free dom and independence. Minnesota people aic so well satisfied with their own par-, ticular brand of freedom and inde pendence that they can't understand why all other people shouldn't be "dead anx ious" to get a share of it; but tastes dif fer, as the greaser's passionate fond ness for red pepper sauce might indicats. It has long been a fond dream with a great many Americans that Cuba would one day be a part of this country. It is for the Cuban constitutional convention to say whether this dream is to be real ized or not. That the commercial in terests of both countries, demand it is self-evident. Cuba offers a wonderful field for American capital, energy and in dustry, while, on the other hand, we can give to Cuba a market for her tropical and semi-tropical products, such as she will not find anywhere else. If the island is to have an independent sovereignty of Its own, all the3e advantages will be lost to both countries. At the same time we cannot look upon such a proceeding without misgivings, for the island is too close at our door, and In case of war through combinations with the enemy, It might become a source of real danger to us. It is gratifying to learn that a great many of the leading men in Cuba are keenly alive to their own in terests and strongly oppose cutting loose from the United States com pletely. It is, therefore, not unlikely that the Cuban constitutional convention will arrange for some sort of intimate relationship or protection on the part of the United States, and such relationship might in the course of time naturally lead to a complete union. Any attempt to coerce the Cubans would be disastrous. We must treat them with all kindness, fairness and considera tion, and rely on their good common sense to see where their interest lies. They may not fully realize it at present, but with the proper treatment they cer tainly will in course of time. GERMANY IN SOITH AMERICA. One of the rankest pieces of rot and nonsense is that idiotic twaddle about a possible war with Germany, which se renely bobs up again in the newspapers every once in a while. Such a war Is about as likely as an invasion of the moon. Those that talk about it so glibly haven't any idea what it would mean. Next io Great Britain, Germany is our heaviest customer in the markets of tho world. Our trade with Germany Is im merse. A war between the two countries would ruin that trade and cause more loss and disaster than all the victor could hope for \inder the most favorable con diticn. Such a war would, in any case, mean a tremendous loss for both coun tries; therefore they will both do thtir best to keep out of it. It i.-, of course, true that Germany is ambitious and would like to establish colonies in South America. In fact, noth. ing would please Germany better than to go in for a general dividing up of South America. England would be glad to join, and if they could gel us to ac cede, they would be quite willing to let us have the lion's share; say the entire western part, the plalcau of the Angles with their wonderful climate and enormous mineral wealth, but, of course, the L'nited States would never think of considering such a proposition. There are large and flourishing Ger man settlements'in various parts of South America. Germany today controls a large part of the South American trade, and the way she forges ahead it looks as if she meant to secure all of it. but that does not necessarily indicate that she will try to conquer any part of that country. In fact, If she can secure tne bulk of the South American trade by peaceful means, it will suit her purpose a great deal better than to conquer the country by fori'e of arms. Hence there is no danger cf any war with Germany over the Monroe doctrine. AX WCHOK TO WIMJWARD. The reply of Joseph Chamberlain to the allegations that he and TAa relatives were taking advantage of his position in the government to profit from government contracts indicates the difference between English and American political ethics. The charges were not specific and in this country would have been passed over in absolute silence. Chamberlain, how ever, took occasion to deny the spirit of the charges, while admitting that a rela tive or two might have been the indirect gainer of a few dollars through some government contract. The politician here seeks his office in order to gain a business vantage-ground by means of which he may turn an "hon est penny." Our professional politicians are usually well fixed, although they started poor, while their salaries have been small and their expenses large. They de-per.d for profits on the side deals that come in the way of the enterpris ing congressman or other public official. Not in the way of bribery for a vote. Oh, no! Not that. Bur It is often much better to have a congressman interested In a scheme yon want to put through congress—interested as an Investment, you know. It is the custom of our pub lic men to "cast an anchor to windward," whenever there is a big scheme on foot. THE ST. PAUL GLOBS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1000. This custom is honored in the observance, and not in the breach. There may be interests behind the Hanna-Fry ship subsidy bill which are not intimately connected with ship build ing or the foreign carrying trade. From this distance it so appears. Would It not be a good idea for Sec retary Root to propose to the W. C. T. U. that if they will recruit the volunteer army from their numbers, the army can teen will not be insisted on. This would be the best way to put down the Philip pine insurrection, anyway. There Is not a regiment of regulars wtiich would stand a charge of the W. C. T. U. a minute longer than did the house of representa tives. A Buddhist in San Francisco proposes, for a fee of HO, to dissuade all contem plating suicide from the rash act, or, failing in this, he will from his knowl edge of applied chemistry divulge to them a method easy, painless and quick, by which they may leave this earth and enter the unknown unheralded. This proposition is worth looking up. Grosvenor, of Ohio, who has charge of the ship subsidy bill in the house, says there are barrels of German money in "Washington to be spent to defeat the ship subsidy bill. The veteran of the house has been campaigning so long that ordinary campaign lies pass with him as truth —he can't tell the differ ence. Two things are most desired. There may be more than two, but these two are paramount." Uniform state law's con trolling marriage and divorce to end this eternal clack, clack about the preserva tion of the home, and uniform trust laws to enable the people to get after and punish dangerous combinations. Judge TCoyes and Alex McKinzie are to be investigated. At least the appoint ment of McKinzie as receiver for some valuable gold mines by Noyes is to be investigated. While they are at it they had better investigate the manner in which McKinzie has been making sena tors. Why would it not be a good thing to switch from the Nicaraguan canal route to one from Duluth and Chicago to New York? Then form an international cor poration to complete the Panama canal and keep it open as a neutral waterway. This would save both time and money. It is alleged that the senator who owes his seat to his money is the exception now rather than the rule—what, then, is the matter with that body—there seems to be a screw loose somewhere. To all candidates for senatorial hon ors, including Clapp, Lowry. Shevlin, Tawney and Merriam, all we have to say is, will you be Goodnow. They say that Senator Hanna is still whistling as he keeps to his narrow path through the woods. TIESDAY GLOBE! GLAXCES. The fifteenth annual session of the Min nesota State Poultry association will be held in St. Paul Feb. C-11. Among the other features will be departments de voted to Belgian hares and cats, and a large number of high-priced animals will bt: or. exhibition. During the recent football season twen ty-two players received fatal injuries, not to speak of these who- did not die. It would seem that these fatalities are greater than some of the battles engaged in by the Chinese and allied forces, or by the British and Boera in South Afri ca, where tons of ammunition were used. There must come some new regu lations, or the game will fall into disre pute with the better class of people. Prize lighting is much more safe, and so is bull fighting. Congress in 1790, by act authorized among the nations, issued "a half giit of rum, brandy or whisky daily to each soldier." The National Buttermakers' conven tion, to be held in this city in February, promises to be the most important in the history of the association. The action of congress in taxing oleomargarine and other substitutes will give an impetus to genuine butter making. It is believed that electricity will cut a large figure in future transportation on country roads. Electric railroads can be buiit as cheap or cheaper than a good dirt or stone road, and can be kept in re pair ac less expense. It is the opinion of the Outlook that "America ought to at once promise the Filipinos liberty." To this time the only promise made by the president is the rights accorded under military rule, and military rule is not liberty, it is whatever "happer^ to be the notion of a military gentleman who hag- been educated that he is a boss. The annual meeting of the Minnesota Live Stock Breeders' association will be held in this city Jan. 8-10. An interesting programme has been prepared. During this meetii.af the olfictrs of various asso ciations will be elected, including tie Styie Agricultural society, the Minnesota Live Stock association, the swine breed er?, and also the sheep breeders. According to a proi-o-sed amendment to the Georgia, state constitution,a readjust ment of the distribution of money f<>* public schools is to be made on the basi3 of SO per cent for white pupils and 20 per cent for black ones. This movement on behalf of popular ignorance and 1 tojudice should direct missionary and educational effort Georgiaward instead of to the Philippines. The United States supreme court, with only Justice Harlan dissenting, upholds the Kentucky "Jim Crow" law, requir. ing railroads to provide separate cars for whites and blacks. There is a movement among the women of Paris to abo'.ish the dress or gown as a part of female attire. It is pronounced 'an inconvenient, ridiculous and un comfortable garment." "Paste this on your desk where you will see it often. Nothing is trufr tfftm that the truly wise man' is kind, and this being true. the. Ihss wisdom a rran pos susses the less kindness is within his bosom. Ignorance and unkindnesi? go to gether. When you see an unkind mar, cx'A his attention to this proposition."— Boyce's Hastier. Mr. Bryan is about to start a paper at Lincoln, Neb., called The Commoner— a paper of the plain people, so to speak. It is g.iing to be a case of we can't !ose you, Williim. It is an expensive price that England is paying to establish a little differently administered form of government in two countries of South Africa. Ditto the United States in the Philippines. "In my boyhood days I was taught to believe that a miser is a very mean man, but as I grow older I find he is a man of means. He means to save all he gets, and means to have as mean a time doing is as possible. His results are not jus tified by his means, however."— lowa Homestead. "The antiseptic broom, with microbe destroyer attachment has arrived. It is a great wonder how our grandmothers and grandfathers got along as well as they did, and lived as long as they did, with out such an article." —Troy Times'. Canada has taken away a good share of the American export cheese business for the reason that our factories have been using cottonseed oil and other fats for butter fat, and selling the product as full cream cheese. And Europe is onto the trick. Mail reports continue to come showing that the looting of Pekln and other Chinese .^sjtjes was not confined to the comi|afj^ soldier. The German and French governments have taken a hand, and carried off valuable property from Pekln an£ (transferred it to Berlin and Paris for;""sgfe keeping." Like Napolecn when he "robbed Rome and other Ital an cities and transferred their art treasury to Paris.-^ -jspance and Germany appear to be proceeding under the proposition that— j "They sh|>i;ldirtake who have the power, And theycsh;©nld keep who can." —o— Philip YVhitmarch writes to the Outlook from the Philippines that the war is not over, but says: "More troops are need ed. One hiildjed thousand of them in all, as Gen. Lawtcn said, are none too many. I may add that I conscientiously believe that this iaat-opinion (though unexpress ed) is shared with me by every general officer in the Philippines." During the last six months over 700 American sol diers have been killed or wounded. —o— According to the last census only six American cities showed a decrease in population in the decade between IS9O and 1900. Of these two were in Nebraska, two in Michigan, one in lowa and one in New York (Lincoln, Omaha, Bay City, Saginaw, Sioux City and AlFany), and in most cases the loss was due to false returns in 1890. A week from today is Christmas, the greatest holiday or holy day of the year. According to Dr. G. H. Merriam, or nithologist of the department of agricul ture, "the English sparrow is a curse of such virulence that it ouglrt to be sys tematically attacked and destroyed be fore it completely destroys all other forms of bird life. It dofs not eat the caterpillar that it was expected to eat, and keeps away other birds that do fead upon them." The Grand Opera company is reported to have "taken in" $27,C00 for four per formances in Minneapolis last week. "Help whoever, whenever, you can; Man forever needs aid from man; Let never a day die in the West That you have not comforted some sad breast." —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. —o— Those large profile lithog-aphs of T"m Murphy on the bill beards look more liko A. J. Blethen, of Minneapolis and Seat tle, than the "pretty boy" lithographs of James Neill look like James Neill. From the variety and styles of Neill's lithos cue would think he belonged to the Aster family, and put a large share of his money in pictures of himself. PEBTINENT OE PARTLY SO. A military ball at Santiago was in terrupted by .an earthquake. Could Motn. er Earth have, been shocked by the rai ment of the daughters of Eve? Sing Sing: is losing in population, but it is the village that is losing, not New York's palatial apartment house located there. —o— New York has razed the Dewey arch. It could not see where there was any money in it, and that is the New York standard of measurement. The British war office is endeavoring to facilitate expeditious working of th?. army in the field. Three reverses in three days ou#ht to be expeditious enough for any army. —o— Minneapolis' two big dams have been working at cross purposes, and the mill company's flour grinder took all the wat er so that Mr.-Lowry's current plant was dried up. ' A Minneapolis man says--the world is comiag- to an end shortly. He claims th« Bible says so. At yet the belief has not impelled Dr. Ames to forego making up his little slate. The former chaplain of the Thirteenth Minnesota wants to be chaplain in the senate. He may not see as bloody fight ing as he saw there, but it will be fiercer. < AT THE THEATERS. \ METROPOLITAN. Tim Marphy, in "A Bachelor's Ro mance," is playing to big business at the Metropolitan this week, and is con vincing theater-goers that the mantle of Sol Smith Russell has fallen on a worthy successor. Mr. Murphy's popu laiity is increasing every season. "A Bachelor's Romance" will be presented tonight and tomorrow night, with a spe cial popular-nriced matinee tomorrow alt ernoon. "Shore Acres" will open Thursday even ing. Charles Frohman's great production of "The Little Minister" will be the Christ mas we?k offering at the Metropolitan, the engagement opening Monday even ing, Dec. 24. GRAND. The local popularity of James NeiU and his talented company was evidenced again at ftie Grand last evening by th? large audience_ in attendance. "An American Citizen" is one of the best plays Mr. Nefll has ever given here, and is complete in every particular. Cruge.r is a part well suited to his dramatic talents. Miss Edythe Chapman not only finds opportunities to display a number of beautiful gowns, but acts with much refinement. The play continues tomor row afternoon and night. Commencing Thursday night, "A Parisian Romanc-" will be given. For Saturday matinee and night "Aristocracy" will be the bii!. Next week "A Trip to Chinatown." STAR. The basket ball match is a novel and interesting feature of the^bill presented at the Star this week by the Sheridan's - City Spots company. The .lossolin trio do some very, artistic posing on a ropj in mid air, and the burlesque is uproar ious. CHRISTMAS CO3IFORTS. Gittin' 'long <to Christmas—know it by the i way . : : The little fellers meet me at the closin' of the day; An' Mollie gits my slippers; my pipe is in - its place. An' everybody roun' the house v.ears now , a smilin' They iest ain't no mistaken' these Christ mas f-'gns; you Bee, . They've all'„ about decided that Santa Claus me! - . Here's-this 1 om-> brcr-h-'n" off my coat— ' another takes my hat It almost seems like paradise—the p'.ace ■ I'm I^-iri' at! _ ■: '- '■'$*%!'-'-' ' ":-" ■'; -:"' : ■"■ ■■ Gittin' 'lons to -Christmas! That's the " only wiir ? ' - _ "TMs" herey chap's accountin* for thi changiei»tos'^night an' day; . - _ - Killin' me wWrlli kindness!—come at b^ck an" ra^l: ' ■-—7~- Really thiak .that , mebbe - I'm somebod ;.;; after HI! . -•-■ ■ -zvsi - '■■- "•" • "■: Ef I say m£P>nead aches, house jest lias a tit! ■:■: Bl ,\i-•.->.■• " v Molly Rits-.:tihe<ramphor an. goes to rub ,. bin" it&Ll: Ef my chist is painin'—brotherin, in a '• - breatW-•■a*'.' ■ - .^ : Here comes mustard plasters to blister ■•■- me to death! Gittin* 'long to Christmas! Thank the Lord it's so! Got to open up the safe an' let th» dol lars go- An' then, it seeps like Providence—jest like am :7Jn grao?. For evervbouv roun the house wears now a snulin' face! —Atlanta Constitution. H THE SGGIgL " WORLD. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Livingston, of Summit avenue, gave a large dancing party last evening at Cambridge hall, at which their niece, Miss Hoxana Smith, made her debut. The hall was elaborate ly decorated with palms, smilax and holly. The St. Anthony Hill orchestra played a programme of waltzes and two steps the first part of the evening. After supper the german was danced. Mr. and Mrs. Livingston and Miss Smith were as sisted in receiving by Mrs. H. B. Willis, Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Maurice Auerbach, the Misses Pope and the Misses Livingston. Fitzhugh Burns led the cotilHon. About 150 of the younger society set, including all tho debutantes of the season, w^re entertained. Mrs. Conde Hamlin will isive a large buffet luncheon today in her apartments at the Marl borough in honor of her sis ter. Invitation? have been received in St. Paul for the marriage of Miss Mary Elizabeth Buckley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Buckley, of Mis&oula, Mont, to Prof. Louis EL Menger. of Bryn Mawr, Pa. The wedding will take place Mon day, Dec 24. Dr. Buckley, who is an army surgeon at Missoula, has many friends in St. Paul. The Misses ReiHy will entertain at pro gressive hearts Saturday at their home on Dayton avenue. They will give a large dancing party New Year's evening. Miss Lucia Cutler, who made her de but last week will be the guest of honor at a dinner party given this evening by Miss Caro Noyes, of Virginia avenue. Miss Margaret Merriek and Miss Caro line Salsbury w!B &sve a daiWing party Wednesday evening, Dec, 26,_at the Al bion. Mrs. M. L. Parker, superintendent of friendly visiting for the Associated Char ities in St. Paul, has resigned her posi tion and returned to her home In Minne apolis. Much regret Is felt at Mrs. Parker's resignation, as she was pecu liarly fitted for the,, line of work in which she was engaged. Her successor will be appointed as soon as a person competent in that class of work can be found. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Overpeck have issued invitations for a reception to ba given Friday evening at their home on Iglehart street, in honor of their daugh ter, Miss May Alice Overpeck. The eighth grade of the Van Buren school will hold a Christmas entertain ment Thursday afternoon at the school. The Borealis Euchre club met with Mrs. Dysinger, of St. Anthony avenue, last week. Favors were won by Mrs. Beasley, Mr. Kirchoff asd Mr. Dysinger. The club will meet with Miss Butler, of Iglehart street, Friday evening. Mrs. O. W. Ttohland, 207 Yon Minden street, entertained the Silver Leaf club Wednesday afternoon. The favors were won by Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Marx, Mrs. Th. Rohland and Mrs. McGeary. ■ • ♦ Rev. and Mrs. M. N. Adam?, of Selby avenue, are at Mossy Creek, Term., for the winter. Mrs. A. C. Rnkestraw, of Laurel ave nue, is in Omaha. Mrs. M. E. Hawkins, of Mao'e street, is entertaining Miss Margaret McGowan, cf Church's Ferry, N. D. Mrs. K. Kreiger, of Beech street, is visiting in Wisconsin. Maj. P. M. H. Kendrick and family have taken apartments at the Colonial, Summit avenue. Mrs. N. S. Dousman and The Miss?s Dousman have returned from Prairie riu Chien and are at the Aberdeen for the winter. Mrs. Bruce, of Winchester, Ind.. is the guest of Mrs. Matt Clark, of Summit avenue. § Miss Lola McMillan, ; of > the Colonnade, ,is;in. Sioux City, 10. : -. •- Miss Jchnson. of Virginia avenue, la entertaining- Miss Jackson, of Menoraonie. Mrs. Zak, of Buffalo street, i 3 In Chi cago. Miss Kent, of Goodrich avenue, has returned from the East. Miss Bel!, of Helena. Mont, is <he guest of Miss Tostevin, of Fuller street. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Zimmerman re turned yesterday from a month's visit in the East. Mr. ami Mrs. J. T. Ingersoll, of Nel son avenue, will spend the winter m California. SMART SHORT STOEIES. The othrr day a newly appointed ward en was taken by the prison chaplain into the chapel, where the prisoners were as sembled in a body. The chaplain pre sented him to the company with the re mark that he would say a few words. The warden was a bashful man, and un accustomed to speech-making. He stam mered, stuttered, blushed, and faltered: "Ladies and—er—no—no—gentle—that is, men and fellow prisoners— er—l can't make a speech; I—don't know how to make a speech. In fact, all—er—all I can says is—er—that I'm very glad indeed to see so many of you here!" On one ocea?iion,during a visit to Ameri ca, Michael Gunn, who assisted Gilbert and Sullivan in bringing- out many of their operas, was trying the Voices of some candidates for the chorus. One of them sang in a sort of affected Italian hroken-English. The stage manager in terrupted. "Lock here." he said, "that parent won't do for sailors or pirates. Give us less Mediterranean, and a little more VVhitechapel." Here Gunn turned and said, "Of what nationality are you? You don't sound Italian." Tha ether suddenly droppod his Italian accent, and in Irish said, "Shure, Mr. Gunn. I'm from the same country as yourself." Robert Barr relates that once, .cp^ak lag with Bret Harte, he upheld the rigid life Henry Thoreau had led at Walden PonO, as compared with the luxurious surroundings of nianj' modern ruitliors. Barr advocated a return to the -irripl'-r habits of cur ancestors. "Yes," Harte replied, "Jiving on parched psas sounds very fine in a bDok. When I visited Emerson. T was astonished to find how close "Walden pond- was to the Emerson homestead, and I commented on tills. I had imagined that the pond was away out in the wilderness, miles from any human habitation. Before Emerson could reply, Mrs. Emerson spoke up in the tone of a woman expesing a hum bug: 'Oh, yes, Henry took good care not to get out of hearing of our dinner horn.' " When Pinero's "The Gay Lord Quex," which is now being produced in New lork by John Hare, was first i>rougflt out in London, the attention of the audience was drawn to a certain brand of cham pagne, which was several times referred to by one of the characters, the Du.hess of Strood. It sounded singularly like a real name, but even the greatest diner out could not exactly remember having soen it. In about a month, however, peo ple began to discover that there was a brand of that namo, of the vintage of '[•3. But this is really only a proof that business acuteness flourishes In steady going London as elsewhere. Two young men, one of whom, curiously enough, had b^en an actor, had bought some cham pagne of the '23 vintage on specu ation, but it was from unknown vineyards and had no name. When Mr. Pinero's play became the talk of London these shrewd young gentlemen hurriedly had labels printed and launched the brand. Russell Sage, who owns several houses in the little Long Island village of Law rence, recent 15- engaged a plumber named Holler to make some repairs. "When the work was done the plumber presented his bill, amounting to $22, to Sage personally. The Wall street financier looked the ac count over carefully and remarked, de cisively: "I'll give you 518 cash." "All light," said Holler, "I need the money." The other day Sage asked him for an estimate on another job. Holler spent Circulation of the Globe ||j For November, i * |> . Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of circulation of the St. Paul • S Globe, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the actual circulation of • V the St.- Paul Globe for November, 1900, is herewith correctly, set forth: ! 1.. 17,600 2 17,900 3 • • • • •-« •1/»ojj 4 21,400 5 17,675 6 21.900 7.... ».24,100 8. •__.. 21,200 9.. 18,350 10.... ..18,000 11 17,800 w 17,600 13 17,550 14 17,550 15.—-.17,500 Subscribed and sworn to before me this Ist day of December. 1900. H. P. PORTER, 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 evSry case a slightly larger number was actually printed and delivered to the mailing department of said Globe. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Ist day of December, 1900. S. A. YOUNG. Notary Public, Ramsey Co, Minn. FURTHER PROOF IS READY. The Globe invites any one and every one interested to. at any time, make a full scrutiny af 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. considerable time figuring, and then said: "Mr. Sage, I'll do that job for $54." When It was completed, Sage examined the work and professed his satisfaction. Again the plumber presented his bill In person for §54. "It's worth $50 cash," said the iinancier. Meekly the plumber took his check. Then, so the villagers say, Holler took his revenge also. "Sage," he said, "I could have done that job for $25 and made a profit of $5, but I expected you to beat me down. I guess I'm about $25 ahead of you." AMONG THE NEW BOOKS j The Siege in Pekin; China Against the World," by an eye witness, W. A. P. Martin, D. D.. LL.. D., president tf the Chinese Imperial university. Fleming H. Revell company, Chicago. Dr. Martin, after a residence of half a century In China, and with his recent experience as one of those who were penned up in the Imperial City, is pecu liarly fitted to tell the story of the siege of that city by the allied forces. A map of the city of Pekin and a bird's-eye view of the disturbed area in China aid in giv ing a clear idea of the siege and the ac companying movements. The story Is complete and very thrilling, this being the first volume to give the history of the Boxer uprising, and the many trou bles that have grown out of it. Dr. Martin's long and intimate ac acquaintance with the Chinese rulers and people have given him exceptional op opporunlties to know of the growth of the Boxer and anti-foreign movements, and his description of -the development of this spirit among the natives of the Celestial empire, is a notable contribution to all that is sure to be written and pub lished in regard to this fight of the pow ers of Christianity allied in the interest of humanity. He clearly shows the dif ference among the various races that go to make up the Chinese empire, and fur ther that the Chinese people are gener ally industrious and unwarlike, ruled for centuries* by a tribe of Tartars, who have imposed their dynasty on the peace loving Chinamen. He particularly calls attention to the broad distinction be tween fhe Chinese and their Manchu rul ers". "The former," he says, "are mis guided, the latter treacherous and im placable. Among the Manchus, again, it is necessary to distinguish between a progressive emperor and the anti-foreign empress dowager. The advisers of the former in the work of reform- are ex clusively Chinese. The instigators of th 9 latter in her bloody reaction were chiefly Mpnchus." These opposing factions or divisions among the ruling class are then describ ed, and their relative strength shown. The growth of the reform party has been steady for many years, but the antl .foreign, or reactionary element, has al ways opposed its advances. The contests between the two have been the history of modern China. The empress dowager has been three times regent, and the strength of the Boxer agitation was directly due to her eiwouragment. The Boxers are not a r.ew body called into being by the missionary work in China, but -ire an old association dating back more than 100 years. Their creed is a blending of the religions of Buddha, I.ootse and Confucius, with various popu lar superstitions. Their antics and how the empress dowager made use of them for her own end", forms an interesting part in the story of the last few years. This siege of Pekin will rank as not able in history. Cooped in the Brlfsh le gation wore 1.000 people of fourteen na tionalities, the ministers of eleven na tions and about 2,0C0 native Christians. The daily progress of events among the foreigners, the various attacks and tie, fenses, the movement of the Boxers, the aggressive actions of the Imperial forces —all are recorded with careful accuracy. Many thrilling incidents of the siejre aro given. The unselfish and brave conduct of Mrs. Conger, wife of the United Stated minister, and the other women in the legation, are i-specially commended. Looting by missionaries is shown by Dr. Mai-tin to have been a matter of ne cessity in the few instances when it was done, being for the sake of food for themselves and those in their charge. but beyond this they did not go. Tr.«s same cannot be said of the soldiers or. ! the various nationalities, whose desire for plunder of any kind seemed insatia ble. In the matter of a reconstruction of tin Chinese government Dr. liar tin repro duces his own suggestions ■.; that' the emperor be placed firmly on the throne, a proposition which' has met with Increas ing i favor. .It was part iof a p!an : form ulated by him at the beg!nning' : of thoT siege.y" H« reviews t3ie claims or" t;ie dir. ferent powers in China and outlines wHaf their probable- future will be, closingr with 1 the affirmation- of \ hla|belief| that 16 17,720 17 17,725 is 17.500 i 9. 17,450 20 17,400 2i 17,390 22 17.400 23 ..17,650 24.. 17,600 25 17,400 26 17,403 27 17,400 28 17,450 29 17,450 30 17,600 ERNEST P. HOPWOOD. THOS. YOULD. Christianity Is the remedy /or this'ciiMa of pajjan fanaticism. "Famous Pianists of Today and Yester- Page & Co., Boston. This volume is mo:e than a mere re cital of names and musical works. It does not give a complete record of the best players, but only of those who hav d made a reputation as traveling virtuosi. The author takes up the development of L the pianoforte and the early performers, and then discusses the various pianists in chronological order, or as nearly so as possible. Those who were also com posers are considered only as perform ers, thei r musical productions having been considered in another volume of this same Music Lovers' Series. After the older and most famous performers, a chapter is devoted to pianists of to day, and the closing- chapter La devoted to women as pianists. The- analyses of the performances of vhe various pianists, showing thoir individual ehara.c tens lies and wherein were their excellencies, will be read with particular profit, by modern piano students, for whom this volume should serve as a valuable aid to study. \ LITERARY NOTES. If a thief were to steal your purse, and leave a valuable diamond ring in your pocket, what would you do with the ring? This is the situation that con fronts the heroine of "A Comedy of Con science," a long story by Dr. Wier Mitch ell, which will be "printed complete hi, the January Century. The author's new novel, "Dr. North and His Friends," is in its thirteenth thousand. After many vexatious delays, the prob lem of real rapid transit for the city of New York is being solved In a way that is astonishing to even the citizens of the metropolis. Contractor John B. McDonald, the directing spirit of this gigantic engineering feat, "the man be hind the drill," so to speak, has written for the current issue of Collier's Weekly a comprehensive article entitled "Tun nelling New York," in which he tells ex actly what has been accomplished to date, and how it was done. Illustration* from photographs of the work, above and below ground, accompany Mr. Me- ' Donald's article. D. Appleton and Company have within a few days received from a Western book-seller a single order for 2,500 copies of "David Harum." Four hundred and ninety thousand copies of this wonderful story have been printed, and the sales at present average not less than 500 cop ies a day, so that the half million mark will be shortly reached. It is said that the new illustrated edition has been re ceived with an exceptional favor, which, shows that Mr. Clinedinsfs pictures hava obtained the stamp of popular approval. " t It ia evident that "David Harum ' has be come a type to appeal to all classes of American readers. December Book News is a holiday num ber of a practical and helpful sort. "The guide to the Christmas shopper" has a-.r selection of books for chlluren, divided r into pretty covers and bright pictures, story books and history served to juve nile taste. In the books for grown folks we find old fnends in new dress— biogra phy and reminiscences, history and trav el, and art books. There is a portrait j and biographical sketch of William Steams Davis, several pages of facsimiles of covers of new and recent books. The reviews published are mainly selected from the most authoritative periodicals of England and America en the vaiious subjects, but Dr. Talcott Williams has interesting things to say about what he considers the more important books. The December issue of the Woman's Home Companion certainly makes good its claims to be a "Christmas num'jer," for in It are printed live Christmas stories and nine articles, giving various suggestions appropriate to the Christinas season. The number cpens v.ith an article on Elizabeth, queen of Rouraania-ono of the Companion's contributors for 3SOl— whose fairy ttcres have made her Tamous as "Carmen Sylva." "Th« Art Treasures of the Wh.te House," "Holiday Week at an Army Post," Lilian Bell's description of Salzberg and her descent into a salt mine, tuid the tinal Installment of Francis Lynde"s novel. "The Plutocrats." are other features that contribute toward making the number cne of unnusual inter est. Just a* Worthy of Credence. Atlanta Journal. President McKiniey's assurance that there is no danger of Imperialism is very much like the dentist's promises that it won't hurt.