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GLOBE'S TELEPHONE CALLS. tai THE NORTHWESTERN. Business Office JO«S Main Editorial Rooms ./■... 78 Mnln Composing Room . « . . . 1034. Mnln MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. - Business Office 10S9 Editorial Rooms 88 ®he .JTiml ©Icrbri? OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF ST. PAUL. THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS. Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul. :iinn.. aa Becond-Cla.ss Matter. . CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier. | 1 mo I 6 mos I 12 mos Daily only 40 ~~52.25 $4.00 Daily and Sunday .50 2.75 5.00 Sunday 15 .75 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Mail. | 1 mo | 6 mos |_12_mos Dally only .......I .25 $1.50 $3.00 Dally and Sunday .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday I , ... .75 LOO BRANCH OFFICES. New York. 10 Spruce St.. Chas. H. Eddy In Charge. Chicago. No. 87 Washington St., Wil liams & Lawrence in Charge. MONDAY. JAN. 7. ISOL " THE I^VfiE SETTLEMENT." . There has been no problem presented to the business community of St. Paul for many years thai has touched more closely the city's future development than the one of the increase of trackage facilities at the union depot. It lids puzzled the most enlightened and discouraged the most hopeful. All who have given serious thought to the subject understand fully the great disadvantage which the city suffers in the peculiar topographical conditions at tending the location of the present depot. The founders of the city built with little understanding indeed of its possibilities or requirements as a commercial com munity. Had they even a spark of fore sight among them they would never have laid the foundations for a business sec tion, such as exists today in the manner adopted by them. There was little thought among them of the utilization of space for public facilities; and the problem which the union depot has pre senter] from time to time is in a sense a legacy of their lack cf thought. > ; For present purposes the solution of the problem suggested by the joint com mittee whose report has b/?en marie public; ,will doubtless prove satisfactory. But to meet the ultimate needs of the community it will in time prove as Inad equate as any other of the other make shifts which have been resorted to in the past The shameless demagogism which has found expression on this sub ject is made quite plain in the readiness with which the committee recognizes In the suggested settlement the paramount Tight of the community to be protected In the fullest exercise of riparian rights. ■ That the title to the property involve.! thould revert to the city in case the loca tion of. ilie depot were changed is a re quirement which fulfills all the practical needs of the city and protects all interest which it can possess which the railroads should not enjoy in common with it. The settlement proposed seems reason able on its face. Nothing except the un reasonableness of one of the corporations Involved and the ignorance and dema gogism shown by those who professed to have the weJfare of ihe city alone at heart has prevented an early and ami cable adjustment. If the city authorities will approach the subject In the same spirit as the committee has evidently treated It. and will not permit themselves to be swerved from their duty by out side considerations.' they will accept th's proposed settlement, making such addi tional changes in it as they may find ■ necessary and consistent with the pubifo interest. In no event should the settlement be much longer delayed. The city must be the chief sufferer from the failure to com e to an agreement. • Little is asked of it in the proposed adjustment, while, a., a mat ter of fact, a sound public policy would demand c f it, if necessary, the making of substantial and valuable concessions in order to increase materially the exist ing facilities for handling the carrying commerce of. the community. MAKE IT APPLY GBXERALLY\ By those who watch the "current of events in political life the adoption of the principle embodied in the primary law now in operation In Minneapolis la regarded as marking an epoch in the development of our electoral system The greatest event In. the operation of the American representative system dur ing the century was the adoption of the Australian ballot. Atone stroke it put an end to the chief opportunities for fraud in the exercise of the . franchise. The tissue and the marked' ballot and all the other, devices designed to reveal the •way in which the voter had exercise! the franchise were rendered of no avail. Secrecy, the unfailing security for an honest ballot, was rendered inviolable, and the corruptlonlst robbed of all his influence. •There, are still many drawbacks at tached to the operation of the Australian system. Indeed it will probably prove an. flcult. If not impossible, to secure a rem edy, for such defets. Yet the great end of relieving the voter from the chief barriers against his casting a free ballot has been accomplished, and the existence of the present balloting system gives no excuse whatever for failure on the part of the voter to follow the dictates of judgment and conscience while discharg ing the weightiest duty of his citizen ship. In an almost equal degree the new pri mary system relieves the first step in earning out the will of the voters of the pollution which before tho advent of the Australian system was common to every step Decenary In registering the popular will. Under its operation the obligation Is Imposed on the people themselves. It they fail to discharge their duty they, must assume . the - responsibility.. Candi dates c.ir.not be "set up" under it by the Politicians. Any man.who has an amU- ; tier, to onur public life may, have his ■ claims passed upon In the primary by the voters of his locality. We have heara~a grreat deal of the refer endum. It is a scheme which has fright ened timid people because of its popu listic origin; but It is put Jn practical op eration under the new* primary system with the best effects, ft enables the people in the first Instance to *ay by tfl*. majority who they desire to be their candidates. It blots out the local convention with its blocks of mercenaries from the several precincts with their votes ready to de liver to the candidate offering the high est price. It puts an end forever to tlie hole-in-the-wall caucus system, which has been the chief infamy of the Ameri can political system. The initial effort to introduce the new system in Minneapolis has not, of course, been attended by the most encouraging results; but those results may be ex plained by the natural defects, capable of remedy, now visible in the system, and by the lack of familiarity on the part of the voters with Its actual opera tion. Yet the public has accepted It as a necessary improvement in existing methods and as being promotive of th-ilr right to select their own servants. The legislature will be asked this win ter to extend the new system to th« cities of the state. It must comply with the request. Every attempt already mide to reform the American primary has been a pitiful failure; and law after law to that end has been passed and repealed successively for the past twelve or fif teen years. The Minneapolis law meets the situation as effectively as it can be met at present. It can be improved, ?o as to enable the American people to avoid the pollution of the very source of their political freedom and power. It should be made a state law applying to all municipalities. Until it is In general operation it is idle to think of giving the people the untrammeled exercise of their right to select for themselves the m«n who will fill their pubjic offices. CHORDS \M> DISCORDS. When the senate, doing the unexpect ed thing, came down on the Hay- Pauncefote treaty like a thousand of brick and smote it with meat axes and flails, until there was nothing left of it but the frame around the place where it used to be, then, indeed, the most of us simple folk stood by in mute sur prise; but a few of the more knowing ones realized that it possibly meant a knockout blow for the Nicaragua scheme and a corresponding boost for the Panama deal. Who said money? Money is no object! It was a godsend for the Republican country editors. All through the presi dential campaign, they had been de nounced as slaves, tools, hirelings and lickspittles of Great Britain, and they had no other choice than to face the mu sic. But here was their chance, and they set the eagle screaming till the echoes resounded back and forth between the Rockies and the Alleghenitis and all the stars around the "E Pluribus Unum" got jarred out of place. On the other hand, the Democratic editors felt that having shown their colors all through the campaign, they did not. have to rehabilitate themselves by any splurge of jingoism, and, besides, they had evi dently studied the question calmly and it hardly seemed to them like the right time to let the eagle scream and the welkin ring. The Gl ob c was pleased to rmtice .that most of them understoc.d the weighty questions invohed and dis cussed them dispassionately. But oc casionally one of them lost his head and was carried away like the Glencoe Enter prise which evolves the following: "The latest move of the Panama canal lobby is the announcement that England, Germany and France Lave entered into an agreement 10 jointly complete and con trol the Panama canal, regardless of con gressional action on tne bill for the con struction of the Nicaragua canal. The Panama crowd have unintentionally help ed the Nicaragua canal. Were the peo ple of the United States to wake* up son-.e morning and read in cold type the fact that England, Germany and France had taken stock in the Panama water way, fuere would be a demonstration akin to that aroused by the destruction or the Maine. Then, if never before, would the construction of an American canal, fortified by American twelve-inch Kins, become assured. We must have the Nicaragua waterway, and we will have it, without regard to the Clayton-Bulwer compact or any other. It is evident that if England attempts to meet the amend ed Hay-Pauncefote treaty, by any such scheme as this, me will, hear a few old fashioned ear piercing screams that will mean business from the Amerihan ea gle." Dear brother! Have yqu any idea what you are talking about? Are you really awako or talking in a trance? In the first place your announcement that "England, Germany and Prance have entered into an agreement," etc., has not even the shadow of a foundation. But do you know that the Panama company has con cessions to build a canal, • that a large amount of work on this canal has already been done and that the above mentioned rations may find a way to supply this company with the necessary funds for completing the undertaking as a private, neutral, enterprise? And what can you or anybody else do about it? Haven't European companies the right to engage in private enterprises m South America? And if a neutral canal is built at Pana ma, what good would a fortified canal through Nicaragua do us? You will find, on studying the subject, that there Is only one of two consistent courses to pursue. Make the canal neutral, which ■will render it safe against attack and destruction, and then depend upon our navy to keep the enemy from using It In case of war; or, make It an exclusive ly American and fortified canal, In which case we cculd never f ee l sure of its jeing safe until we had annexed all of Central America, and then, to prevent the build ing of a rival canal through the isthmus of Panama, annex that territory also. THE LADY STENOGRAPHER IX \y~: Vz '"-T danger. The several systems of abbreviated longhand which does duty with many energetic young ladies for phonography Is fast falling into dlsesteem, and the young ladles who practice such systems are accordingly becoming less highly appreciated in business circles. t>ay by day those who are charged with the conduct of large enterprises in their several departments are declaring themselves to be less satisfied with the presence and services of young ladtes whose chief occupation Is that ot re- THE ST. PAUL GLOBIS, MONDAY JANUARY 7, li,u.. ceiving letters in dictation and transcrib ing the same. In fifteen years or ?o this form of feminine Industry has de veloped to .ts present proportions. Thou sands upon thousands of charming youi.g ladies have in that time been advised by their m'rrors of the gradual fading of the freshness and bloom of youth, and have failed to observe the approach of the Prince Charming, whose errand is to carry th m away from the vicinity of typewriters and account books. But until of late there has been no lessen ing of the enthusiasm with which the delightful young persons have recourse to their chosen calling. The interiors of business offices have continued to be suggestive in their appearance of the honored feminine practice of affixing bows of ribbon to articles of furniture, while the spittoon- and other uncanny contrivances have disappeared from view. It Is a rather cruel ending which ap pears to be in sight of the dreams which the advocates of the higher education have dreamed. Since the happy advent of woman's intellectual emancipation, we have all been ardently looking forward to the time when literature and art and science and philosophy would be enroll ed by their ardent pursuit by the fair sex in vast numbers «nd on terms of most complete equality with man. The dreams have been realized in so far that many and many a beautiful young crea ture has found the tips of her fair taper ing fingers tipped with Ink stains and her delightful fresh young face marred by the appearance of glasses, made nec essary by the exhausting nature of (he visual labor imposed on her. Most of us who believe in the grand, mission of emancipated womanhood in the realms of active life must necessarily feel oppressed by the thought that the >*-d mirable beginning which had been made by the sex la the noble pursuit of the wilting of abbreviated longhand is not destined to find full fruition in her con trol of the main avenues of advance ment in the natural activities of the world. Learned professors, their hair in ringlets and their raiment spotless and distinguished by its adaptability to the requirements of their complexions; pro found explorers in the world of scientific research; doctors of the law, qualified to disturb the mental repose of the most intelligent jury, have not appeared in such great numbers ameng the sex as many of us had anticipated. But we have consoled ourselves by the reflection that in the process of evolution the lades of the stenographic note book would, in fr.ture generations at least, show the splendid intellectual possibilities latent in the feminine composition. And now, when we had reconciled our selves to what the" future might prpducs here we are confronted by the threat ened exclusion ,of woman from her chosen calling of stenography. Is there no one to intervene and put an end to what must be regarded as a very blight on the emancipated woman? The enemies of tho sex are heard proclaim ing aloud that the prevailing raid on emancipated woman is not unlikely to increase the population of the nurseries and to lessen the sense of subjection in the breast of man who has- heretofore found himself exiW from office and counting house by the activity—at re duced wages—of his emancipated sister. Let us to the rescue. What would th« world be if the charming lady stenog rapher (so-called) were to become ex tinct? Then, indeed, w^ould woman sink back into her old state of vassalage, <»nd be expected to confine her thoughts to tho monotonous and exhausting duties of wifehobd and maternity. Then would I forever die out from the land the in- I spiring voice of the female suffragist, nnd might the saloon and its kindred evils flourish In the xaniestralned ability of depraved mankind to secure the seat; heretofore occupied by woman beside the desk and typewriter. Abbreviated longhand, cr, as sonic prefer to regard it, elongated shorthand, as practiced by emancipated woman, must not be allowed to perish from the earth. Of what avail would It be. even were the supply of old maids ma terially lessened, if so serious a check were to be put upon the ultimate re alization of woman in a state of com plete intellectual, economic, moral and social emancipation, as must inevitably result from the suppression of the laly stenographer (so-called). MONDAY GLOBE GLANCES. Three years ago a dozen men of Bridge port, Conn., organized a "suicide club," or, at least, they called it that. Singular to say, only one of the twelve Is now living, and he says the club has dis solved. Tomorrow an important meeting will begin at the state capitol. There will be five day sessions and two evening ses sions, devoted entirely to the discussion of subjects pertaining to agriculture. Tn e questions for discussion will Include sugar beet culture, the Pan-American exposition, dairying in Minnesota, Influ ence of feed on the body of the growing pig, wire grass and its uses, how shali the Minnesota farmer improve the cattle upon the farm, the care of the brood sow and her young, fattening sheep, tho live stock markets, the kind of cattle the farmer should grow, etc. These ques tions will be handled by men, each one of whom is an expert in his line. On Wednesday afternoon an address will be given by Hon. J. H. Brigham, assistant secretary of agriculture. The gentleman who has charge of the bureau of bacteriology In the national depaitment of agriculture says that all kinds of diseases may be traced to the eating of un3pashed fruit, and particular ly of unwashed grapes. After washing some grapts which had stood for a long time In a basket on a fruit stand the man of science found that the water con tained tubercle bacilli in sufficient quan tities to kill a guinea pig In two days. The board of trade at Plalnfleld, N. J., has asked the city council to appropriata $1,500 for the purpose of advertising the advantages of that place for those seeking homes and sites for manufacturing en terprises. Under a New Jersey state law, local authorities can tax property one half of 1 per cent for such purposes. There is no reason why advertising would not pay a town as well as It pays indi viduals when It Is done wisely. The old and always true adage, "Judicious adver tising is the keystone of success," would seem to apply in town expansion as well as In.business prosperity. Among President McKlnley's accom plishments Is the feat of smoking 57,000 cigars during his fourteen years in con gress. He always bought his cigars by the box and left the box at the cigar stand, callr.g for the smokes as he need ed them. Today, Jan. 7, is the anniversary of the birth, i n n\^ o f Gen. Israel Putnam, of Revolutionary fame; of Millard Fill »nore, in 1800, the thirteenth president.; of. Albert BierstaUt. in 1830, the eminent landscape painter; of Thomas Dewitt Tuimage, - n 1832, a noted American di vine. "The Bonnie Brier Bush" author, lan Maelaren, says: "It appears to me that the #reat..political danger in the begin ning of the new century will be the collision Cjt t^fl Western powers in the East, and th.c chief social danger will be anarchy among the masses of th« people at, the base of our modern so ciety. JVfay I add that in my opinion the safegyard^against ooth perils is the application of the Sermon on the Mount to the lite alike of nations and of indi viduals?" - A marble statue of Frances E. Wil lard «s soqji to be placed in statuary hall in the capltol at Washington. It will be the only !s.tatue of a woman ever al lowed in the historic chamber. It is donated fc^ the state of Illinois, each commonwealth of the Union being "al lowed to honor two persons in this man ner. The W. c. T. U. will have charge of the unveiling. '• It Is the opinion of the Electrical Re view that the time will come when grass grown streets will be the sign of prog ress. And why not? When ail freight traffic has been banished to under ground or overhead railways and the automobile has displaced the horse for surface travel nearly the entire street between the pavements can be devoted to green turf and shruboery. Cities of the twentieth and following centuries may be free from dust and the odor 3 arising from animal traffic. The auto mobile mowing machine may be substi tuted for the sweeping machine, to the great improvement of health and in crease of enjoyment of citizens. Just as wireless telegraphy is well es tablished comes a still more wonderful invention, the radiophone, an apparatus for talking miles away without the usa of intervening wires. —o — A couple of Chicago university pro fessors, after a series of experiments, de clare that common salt in the blood makes the heart beat. What is more, they declare that not only does salt keep the heart in action, but it may cause th? heart to beat again after it has once stopped. 1. Ignatius Donnelly said In "Doctor Hu guet": There are threads that connect the conscience of the humblest with the great whi-Je throne of heaven, and when any man mucaers ■ his . sense of right all the legions of angeles are disturbed In their serenity." ' -it> '.II :.- :•- • ■■■-■■fj V' ■ -V*— • ' . A new cqmet, called Giacobini, has been discovered,; It was first seen at Kiel, and then at the Lick observatory: In astro nomical terms, it was located"in right as cension 22 nours 57 minutes and 1 second and decllrtation minus 22 degrees 45 min utes." :! ~ = . • -• ■.. • - —o— Several .Eastern dailies have what may be termed.-a -''Jove editor," a woman who answers: all 1 kinds >of sentimental ques tions from young folks In distress or bilious. 9!WS'. v : .' 1 :>: "■■:;.:: ri.-.;^: —o— ■; - -:,-_, % A Chicago judge , recently decided that , there . was.", no law compelling a ; woman to work, and, , therefore, discharged a woman charged with vagrancy: • She was defended by a woman lawyer, Kate Kane- Rosso. So that a woman cannot be a vagrant. Furthermore, have you noticed that no" one .ever calls a woman a scamp,: a scoundrel or a rascal? These choice epithets are applicable to men only. Three hundred Boston school boys were asked for a written answer to this ques tion, "Would you rather be a man or a woman, and why?" Of the entire 300 only two preferred to be women, one be cause "the female sex is good without any trouble, but it is hard for the male sex to be good." The second boy wanted to be a woman because "women have more souse th!jn men." PERTINENT OR PARTLY SO. Sixto Lopez, the FfHpino envoy, laugh ed at the report that Aguinaldo was dead. So would President McKinley. * • • Gen. Edward Molineux wants to know why the date for his son's hanging is not set. Don't get impatient, general. The governor has been busy riding the goat, and he may overlook it entirely. * » « John Strange, of Oshkosh, was offered a fat position by Gov. La Follette, and Strange, strange, but true, declined It. Gov. La 'Follette has found many Re publicans jus^. as true, but few quite as strange. * * • '"Fighting Bpb" Evans, who command ed the lowa at Santiago, wants to go to sea again: Perhaps Bob got Into the crush at the "president's New Year's re ception. ' ' * ♦ • It has been, so cold in Europe during the last Iweek that the beautiful blue Danube is frozen over, and the Wacht am Rheiiv harf had to be adjusted to the reduced temperature. * » • If that board of inquiry inquires into hazin" in IJre navy, it might get well up into the adrnfral's family. Marconi:and iTesla are quarreling about which has the right key to the message from Mars. The chances are that Kitch ener and Methuen are in closer touch with Mars at this minute than either of the wireless telegraphers, and they're not a bit proud either. Beside marshaling offenders against the federal laws in Minnesota, with Steve Picha's assistance, and managing Bob Evans" senatorial boom with the other hand, W. H. Grimshaw has found a few idle hours on his hands, and is now the editor of a checker column In a Minne apolis evening paper. JANUARY MAGAZINES. The January number of The American Illustrated Methodist Magazine opens with a timely article descriptive of the training of naval apprentices at the New port, R, 1., station. The writer is Dr. Cassard, chaplain in the United States, navy, and by his intimate acquaintance with the subject he is able to give a particularly interesting account, which i-s ilu3trated by snap-shot pletures. Another article "at first hand" is that on. the Apaches, by the veteran Dr. Daniel Dorchester, who for five years was superintendent of Indian schools. The story of the founding and develop ment of Trinity college. North Carolina, is graphically) told by Mr. Edwin Mim3, and pictures are given of its generous benefactor, Mr. Washington Duke, and of the various, scholastic buildings. The chapter in "The Illustrated History of Methodism" is entitled "Unrest and Secessions." and takes up the stormy period in the.cfhurch during the early part of the nineteenth century. • * • The feature,iof The National Maga zine for January is an article in which Senator Mi'A. Hanna seta forth the bene fits which, in his opinion, would accrue to Ame*an- commerce and industry from the>t>aesing of the proposed ship subsidy b}ll, tyi an article entitled "The Revival of -American Shipping." Joe Mitchell ghap^le's gossip of "Affairs at Washington" $s as usual the most timely and pertinent comment on men and mat ters at tj£} Rational capital. A special correspondent of the National lately returned from South Africa, writes in terestingly of "Midwinter Day In a Boer Camp." A clear idea of the difficulties attending .the political reconstruction, o£ our new possessions is presented In "The Constitutional Convention In Cuba." An other most timely and interesting article fas "Can Congress Change Congressional Appointment?" In the way of fiction the January nuni- her of the National Magazine !s espe cially strong, and the list of authors represented comprises such well known names ag Octave Thanet, Jack London, Clinton Scollard, Elmore Elliott Peak«, AVilliam McLeod Raine. Theodosia G»r rison and Hayden Caruth. The regular departments contain a great amount of timely and Instructive matter. In the January Atlantic Prof. Wood row Wilson opens the first of an import ant series of papers Uy famous hands, with "The History of the Reconstruc tion of the Southern States " Elizabeth Blsland discusses "The Tirre Spirit of the Twentieth Century," the changes that the nineteenth century has wrought, and the programme and ideals with which the new century will begin 11. Van Bergen t ketches the history of the empress dowager of China,, her phe nomenal rise to power, her present graap of the situation and the things necessary for the future of China. Charles A. Conant discusses "Tb« Growth of Public Expenditures, showing that if more is spent nowadays than for merly, more is demanded, and a higher grade of public service is required in every direction. Mrs. "Sarah M. Handy discusses "The I^ast Days of the Confederacy" as they were seen and lived through by a woman who was in the midst oi the final strug gle. W. Is, Scalfe gives a powerful descrip tion of Plttsburg, its attractions. Its op portunities, its demerits. R. B. Johnson gives a summary of the year's results In his "L,etter From Eng land." He touches on the Boer war and its consequences, the deaths of the year. The great productions, literary, scien tific and artistic, are graphically sum med up, and the future of the coming year suggested. Henry D. Sedgwiok Jr. contributes "A Gap in Education," discussing a topic as important and necessary as it is general ly avoided. The serials of Mrs. Wiggin and Miss Jewett increase in interest and attraction, and are accompanied by lively shorter fiction. The number contains reviews of "Fic tion, New and Old," with special articles upon the lives o f Cromwell and Rowland B. Robinson, some impressive poetry and the bright and varied "Contributors' Club." An article in the January St. Nicholas that will appeal to boys is "Jack Jou e tt's Ride," an incident in the Revolution, when Tarleton's men, sotting out on horseback for Monticello, were fore stalled by a young innkeeper, who rode thirty miles in two hours, and warned Thomas Jefferson of his danger. The author of this account, R. T. W. Duke Jr., rightly holds that the deed deserves to rank with the famous ride of Paul Revere. Another paper that .teems with adventure is "The Diver," by Cleveland Moffetf—the first of a series of articles on "Careers of Danger and Daring." Some of the experiences of professional divers are extremely thrillling, and Mr. Moffett writes of them in a very viva clous style. On one occasion he donned a diving suit weighing nearly two hun dred pounds, and nailed a bit of wocd on a submerged wreck. A spirited ballad a la Kipling is Mary Austin's "Rhyme of the Pronghorns." and a good "darkey" story is Ruth McEncry Stuarts "Varth" Ann of the Evergreens." Tudor Jenks tells, in nineteen paragraphs, the history of the past ninetec-n centuries, and Laura E Richards relates in half as many stanzas the tale of "The Gargoyle and the Griffin," one of the characters there in being Confucius. There are other rhymes and jingles, the serials run alonp: entertainingly, and the departments of "Books and Reading" and "Nature and Science" present the usual variety of interesting matter. AT THE THEATERS. METROPOLITAN. An unusually large Sunday night audi ence greeted Frank Daniels last night at the Metropolitan opera house in his new comic opera, "The Ameer. The frothiest of the frothy is this new musical skit that Mr. Daniels makes s=o funny. Of catchy lit tle airs there is an ahundance, of spright ly marches and spirited choruaes there is plenty, but the opera contains nothing that will tax the comprehension of the least musically inclined. A comic opera in the most literal interpretation of tha phrase is "The Ameer," but, of its kind, it's a clever production. The music, by Victor Herbert, Is lively and melodious throughout; the libretto, by La Shelle and Frederick Ranken, piquant and dean. Even more than most comic operas doe 3 it depend, for its success on its inter preters, and Mr. Daniels, while he is the extremely facile prince of the funraak ers, has surrounded himself with a com pany that is musical and capable. The male chorus is remarkably good. It is a pity that "The Ameer" does not afford even more opportunity for its dis play. The brigands' chorus, In the sec ond act, was especially well sung. The scene of the opera is laid in Af ghanistan, and consequently the scenery is gorgeously tropical. Harmonious com binations of color please the eye as thoroughly as the stirring music rests the brain. A dainty bit of the opera is the marching of a couple of score of pretty girls Is heliotrope uniforms. L'ven more fetching la the song and cake tfance by the mixed chorus in the last act. There is enough of a plot about "The Ameer" on which to hang the many comic situations, with some effect of probability. The Ameer (Frank Dan iels/ rules Afghanistan. Always in need of money, he has hit upon the plan of marrying a wealthy wife every year and using her money to pay the tribute that is demanded of him by the British. The supply of home girls with money gives out, so the Ameer arranges to marry an American heiress. If she doesn't arrive in time he is to be hurled into a dungeon. To make the interval of waiting Kvely, brigands plot against his life, and he does not find existence at all monotonous. Assisting him a3 funmakers are Heeza burd, the lord chamberlain (Owen West ford), and Craekasmile, the court Jester (William Corliss). They are both decid edly clever. John Wheeler, as Knifem, a brigand, has an excellent voice, and his makeup is sufficiently ferocious. Ralph Winston, captain oi the British guards, Is a picturesque ligure in the opera. Rhys Thomas, who plays the part, sings quite as well as he looks, which is s.aying much. Very little is demanded of the women of the cast. Hefen Redmond, who fs pretty and hay a pleasing soprano voice, is Constance, the American heir ess. Her solo, "Fancies," is ore of the ambitious son<?s in the opera and It was well sung. Kate Uart makes a satisfac tory Mirzah, the oriental dancer. The audience was unusually outspoken in Its expression of pleasure last evening. Mr. Daniels received many curtain ca'.ls and a speech was demanded of him. The speech, a clever take-off on the am bitious orator, was characteristic of the comedian and pleased the auHience mightily. "The Ameer" wfll continue at the Met ropolitan the first half of the week, with Wednesday matinee. GRAND. "Thfi Heart of Maryland" has n o t lost any attraction by reason of familiarity. At the Grand la3t evening an audience packed almost to standing room wit nessed the initial performance of the week of this same attraction, -snd gave approval in the shape of uastinted ap plause. "The Heart 6f Maryland" borders on the melodrama and, as all war dramas go in respect to booming cannon, hair breadth escapes and valiant deeds, ha» lost nothing in realism and the sensa tional. The plot is laid in the South, midst scenes of battle and carnage, and finds interest to the beholder In the efforts of the heroine, Maryland Oalverr, a true sympathizer of the "lost cause" to aid in the rescue of her lover, a Northern soldier, who, by the varying fortunej of war, finds himself in the clutches of the enemy. With it comes the conftlctiu<» emotions arising from blood tie 3, which often found father leading the gTay, while son had joined his fortunes with the blue, the climax, the sensational rescue and the exposure of the ever preseot villain in the mask of patriot- Ism. Illness of some of the members nearly caused the substitution of under- | studies for a number of the Important ! impersonations, and the programme was j so arranged, but by last night tha sick, with the exception of one, who was tak en to the hospital, had so far Improved that the original cast was unimpaired. Commendable work is done by Mls3 Mabel Howard, the heroine, her imper sonation of Maryland Calvert, a verilaUle daughter of the Confederacy, b. ing or' merit. She is emotional to ;i degree, and in this respect was given a rousing re ception by the audience. A thankles3 part, and yet one in which the portrayal was of a hi?h order, wa3 that of Col. Fulton Thorpe, by Herbert Bostwick, who, in the language of theat ricals, was the villain. The intensity of his work was worthy of the hls-se^ that came, instead of applause. Another capable portrayal was that by Walter Belasco, the provost sergeant and ex jailor. The company is a large one. and ita scenic effects excellent. Especially was the latter so in the reproduction of the old belfry fn which the heroine does the sensational by climbing its rickety stairs and grasping the big bell in an effort to aid In the escape of her lover and pre vent the sounding of the alarm. STAR. "New Majestic Burlesquers" is the ti tle of the production at the Star this week. There are some features in It, particularly in the olio, that are sur prisingly well performed. Mile. Ray. as a dancer, acrobatic an otherwise, doe 3 charmingly, while Baader and l.aVelle, In their fancy trick bicycling, do things never dreamed of by others in th-ir class. There were a number of "art pictures" (more properly, living pictures), pre sented during the evening and these at tracted considerable attention. Jessie Padgham, who sang a number of songs, has a beautiful soprano voice and a graceful dignified bearing that is pleasing. The Rydon and Nelson trio, triple bnr experts and high casters, do their work quickly and cleverly. One of the trio, .after turning a giant swing, lands to the floor with a double somersault, something that few bar experts in the country do. The'trolley car trio, in their acrobatic feats, are strikingly original in some things they do. They twist themselves in all conceivable shapes and the novelty of some of the situations strike those who see forcibly. The evening"s performance opened with a musical travesty, entitled, '"Mixed and Twisted." It was amusing throughout and the costumes were at tractive. The closing burletta Is entitled, "The Kneipp Cure," or "The Power of the Kissing Bug." Edward Morris, as Hap py O'Harra, makes everybody laugh. At one moment he looks like Solomon; an other the Yellow Kid. He has a great power of changing the facial expression. The burletta Is made amusing largely I through him. STATE PRESS COMMENT, i Kidnaper* and Cnrfevri. Jladella Times. It doesn't require a curfew ordinance to keep rich men's kids at home for tiu time being. Still Madella has to continue the curfew. Any Mini < nn Uuulii j . Glencoe Register. It is surprising at thi# stage of tha game to see how many persons there are that have the "necessary qualifica tions." Generally that means a peti tion. Where Decapitation Gneo. Nobles County Democrat. Ex-President Harrison suggests that decapitation would be the most effective manner of disposing of our ex-presi dents. ' Under an imperial government it is at once a logical and proper policy to pursue. Why Sot Pension Editors. Western Guard. The gathering pedagogues in St. Paul last week declared in. favor of pensions for its members. The State Editorial as sociation whicft win meet in a few weeks might also consider the question with impunity. "Old" Hall, Pease and Char ley Mitchell will be entitled to a p.n sion or something better in a few years. Pointer for Van Saul. Wabasso Standard. There is scarcely any doubt but that Van Sant has a headache these days, brought about by the many earnest en treaties of lazy politicians tat jobs. It 's safe to say that in many Instances ap plicants are those who did the least for their party during the recent campaign. Helnn Foreign Capitalist*. Reform Advocate. In ibOO the British owners of breweries in this country received net profits o£ $1,085,010, as compared with $83G,C00 la 1S!K). The dividend returns are small, but tliat is because the capitalization fca excessive. It is said that 80 per cent tf the breweries of this country are owned in England. The L'.citish stockholders are pleased at the action of the house In reducing the tax on beer 25 per cent. It will add millions to their income. Does Follow the Flag. Minneapolis Democrat. Ever since the respected Magoon re versed himself so directly on col:n':il questions at the orders of the secretary of war, other Republicans have be?n flopping. Not all do so wittily, how ever, as Cfriet Ju3tice Sulzbaeher. of Porto Rico, who recently admitted that he had said that the constitution follow ed the flag-. "But," he said, "I did not say how fast it followed it." Two Kinds of Corner*. Martin County Sentinel. The day after the .election of McKin'ey the beef combine, of which Cudahy 13 "a star of the first magnitude, arbitrarily 1 raised the price of meat 1 cent a pound, while the price of live" stock deciine.i, i and recently a few of the lawleus "com mon people" sot a corner on the mil lionaire's son, and pot up the price of Cudahy meat to about $230 a pound, and "dad" came down just as promptly and as gracefully aa the people did when forced to buy their dinner the day after election. If Is not the- loss of $25,000 to a mil lionaire that the nubile deprecates, but with one accord all good men hold up their hands in horror at the bare thought of kidnaping Innocent children and hold ing them for a ransom. ,But the kidnaping of a millionaire's child and the "kMnapingr" of the food ol the poor people are crimes of close re lationship, and the punishment shou'd be severe and relentless In both cas:s. But the millionaires and a majority ~>Z the people do not choose to admit or realize that such Is the truth. Knw Trusts smußhirr Men. Olmsted County Democrat. . ' Kx-Congressman - I-entz, of Ohio, his a-way of stating facts: that make him : easily^ understood. . His ' reference ;to . the removal of "Attorney General Monett by the = trusts-, coincides ■= significantly. ; with . th*"^ abandonment •of , the rutts against : trusts •which' Mr. Monett r v be.ran. It will^ be- remembered that Mr. Monett was the .Republican £ attorney general of OI:fo— and as ■such prosecuted trusts under '.he Ohio law, - : with such unusual vigor, far a Republican /"officeholder,, as to attract the i attentton ; and ".win. the • conftdence. of the :whot« country. ' Not: unnaturally ■ the trusts: suspected ■ him ;of trying to make a "strlkii"—so they ~ offered a ; bribe., ft" was 1 enottarhr-J4o(»,oCo—to f satisfy y. the \ most greedy "striker." But Monett was not the kind of game they suspected him to 2 be —lie " refused ; their offer and :. pushoJ his J prosecutions. When the ', trusts^;: re- " ;ili::cd that ]he was not: a "striker," but' an ; honest . official, they bethought tb«n- . GLOBE'S CIRCULATION FOR DECEMBER. Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of | circulation of the St. Paul Globe, being 1 duly sworn, deposes and says that the ' actual circulation of the St. Paul Glob; I for the month of December, 1900, was ' as follows: ' Total for the month • 533,250 Average per day 17,201 ERNEST p. HOPWOOD. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 31st day of Dscembsr. 1900. H. P. PORTER, Notary Public, Ramsey Co , Minn [Notarial Seal.) Tr.omas Yould, being duly sworn,.de | poses and says; !am an employe ex , clusively of the St. Paul Dispatch In the | capacity of foreman of press room. The j press work of the St. Paul Globe is i regularly done by said St. Paul Dis | patch_ under contract. The total nurr.- ! i ber of copies ordered printed by saiH [ Globe from the Ist until the 9th of De cember, 1900, inclusive, was 156,150; i and every day a slightly larger number than ordered was actually printed and delivered to the mailing department of said Globs. THOS. YOUI.D. Subscribed and sworn to bsfore me this 31st day of December, 1900. H. P. PORTER, Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn. [Notarial Soal.J John L. Brewer, being duly sworn, deposes and says: lam an employe ex clusively of the St. Paul Dispatch in the capacity of assistant foreman of press \ room. The press work of the St. Paul , Globe is regularly done by said St. Paul | Dispatch under contract. The total , number of copies ordered printed by said i Globe from the !Oth to the 31st of De [ cember, 1900, inclusive, was 377,100 , and every day a slightly larger number J than ordered was actually printed and , delivered to the mailing department of j said Globe. JOHN L. BREWER. , Subscribsd and sworn to before me i this 31st day of December, 1900. [ H. P. PORTER, , Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn » [Notarial Seal.] [ FURTHER PROOF IS READY. J The Globe invites any one 'and every \ one interested to, at any time, make a i full scrutiny of its circulation lists ana | records and to visit its press and mail , ing departments to check and keep tab | on the number of papers printed and the | disposition made of the same. selves that thore was only one way O t dealing with that kind of rare bird an promptly adopted it The managers o the Republican state convention wer requested not to renominate Mr. Monei -?nd they didn't. Trough he was a can didate before the convention for renom nation another candidate wxs named an 1 elected along with the rest of the t:cki • -now we have the sequel. On motion of the new attorney general, all the ami trust sult£ before the supreme court of Ohio have been disrriiS-ed. THE PARAGRAPHERS. Choate Overlooked. Chicago News Only Ambassadors White, at Berl.i and Porter, at Paris, seem t 0 have b quoted in the New Years cables. U it possible that London did not invit Choate to take something? The flewet of i'olltica. New York Evening Sun. Mr. Matthew Stanley Quay Is In roll tics what Gen. Dewet is in war. HI enemies can never be sure that the, have him beaten. And when he is bat en he refuses to stay so. Might Get Rock to Riinlmi-m*. Indianapolis Sentinel. Now that the holiday season is ove the plain people would like to i-ee to-, c progress in the Neely and Rathbon s cases, and to have a little light on th; rest of the Cuban scandals. Pltr Poor Willie Waldorf! New York Journal. Mr. William Waldorf Astor didn't g: t a baronetcy on New Year's day. or even a knighthood. When you're pitying your self for jour own paltry sorruwa, th.nli of that. Presented n Phenomenon. Philadelphia Record. Ignatius Donnelly presented the ph> nomenon of a thinker in a scientific ftg who seemingly used the exact met!) of scientific research to establish ab surdities. Cauac for Speculation. New York Evening Sun. What will Shakespeare say to Ignatius Donnelly, and what will Ignatius Don nelly say to Shakespeare, if they meet In the other world? I,ikes to Dazzle. Chicago Times-Herald. Miles says he will not answer Algrr Evidently Milei has no wish to add 1 1 the gayety of nations unless he can (i 1 so in full uniform. Hlm Knnk at Court. Columbus Press-Post. Perhaps Mr. Hanna will go down i 1 history as the empress dowager of th« United States. A FEW JOKES. Plenty of Hot Air. Indianapolis Press. "I cannot live on wind!" bitterly spake the tragedian. "But 1 always serve it to you nice anil hot, d^n't I? retorted the manager, with spirit. Evidence of the SeiiMes. f£ •*' Chicago Tribune. Girl With the Fur Jacket— peopl • think it 1:3 all right to eat onions.. and others don't. \ It's only a. matter of taste. Girl With the Storm Collar— It isn't. It's a matter of smell. Concluding: the Story. i Philadelphia Record. .. ' De Tancrue—My father la eighty year* [ old, * and has never used glares. * I O'SoaQne—Always drinks from the bot ; tle, eh? r . Genuine Anxiety. - Puck. "Your wife's Just met with a* serfou3 accident, Mr. Wilkens," said the excited messenger. £ "She ran ■ over .a' dog • while riding! her wheel, and they've taken her to the: hospital." __ . Wilkens (excitedly)—as ft a Itvo and-white fox terrier with dark spots on his shoulders?'. The Uuohclur's 1*1 1-it. Philadelphia Press. Mr. Newpop—Tou haven't seen - our baby yet. He's- only three month 3 old, .but I tell you he's bright.",.. Jack Bacheller—That so? Can he—er— sit up on his hind Iceland beg? ■^ ——-—— —^. ■ . . Whnt About Unr Reese t Goodhue County Newe. ' .•:•■; Van • San t'* j choice lof ! Jansleson for: pri vate secretary; Is a ■ good • sign.,:. Van Sant is a good-hearted fellow,,but- he :Is . weak : fa:;the:" thinkery. 11. Is a ! v.iso • man ;who j reoognlzess ra his own i limitations' 1 j and '■ In • selecting.a .right-hand man who' has? in - telligent , notions of - public affairs * the new governor has; taken- the best step ;he could *to J make ;' his i administration. a success. • -.