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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 1900.
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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
"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,
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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."—
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
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
"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
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
"They sh|>i;ldirtake who have the power,
And theycsh;©nld keep who can."
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.
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
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
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
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
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.
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. \
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
"Shore Acres" will open Thursday even
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.
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."
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
Gittin' 'long <to Christmas—know it by the
i way . : :
The little fellers meet me at the closin' of
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
An' then, it seeps like Providence—jest
like am :7Jn grao?.
For evervbouv roun the house wears now
a snulin' face!
H THE SGGIgL
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
Mrs. Conde Hamlin will isive a large
buffet luncheon today in her apartments
at the Marl borough in honor of her sis
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
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.
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Rev. and Mrs. M. N. Adam?, of Selby
avenue, are at Mossy Creek, Term., for
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,
Mrs. N. S. Dousman and The Miss?s
Dousman have returned from Prairie riu
Chien and are at the Aberdeen for the
Mrs. Bruce, of Winchester, Ind.. is the
guest of Mrs. Matt Clark, of Summit
§ 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
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
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
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,
|> . 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: !
3 • • • • •-« •1/»ojj
8. •__.. 21,200
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
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
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
i 9. 17,450
ERNEST P. HOPWOOD.
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- '
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
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
Just a* Worthy of Credence.
President McKiniey's assurance that
there is no danger of Imperialism is very
much like the dentist's promises that it